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Distinguished Alumni Award

2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Karen Barrett Chism ’65

After graduating from Monmouth, where she studied biology and minored in chemistry and Russian, Karen Barrett married 1963 Monmouth graduate Stan Chism and attended the University of Iowa, studying zoology and graduating in 1967 with a master’s degree in teaching.
 
Her initial profession was teaching various biology courses in California, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maryland. The family later moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she performed research, growing human colonic carcinoma cells in tissue culture and studying mouse T and B-cell immune responses.
 
Upon the Chisms’ return to California, she taught high school biology and also began a new career writing code and programming computers to process annuity funds for the insurance industry. Her teaching, laboratory and computer programming experiences served as a good background for her work in the pharmaceutical industry in the clinical trials arena. During those years, she attended night school and graduated from Santa Clara University in 1991 with an MBA. In 2001, Chism started her own business as a consultant, auditing clinical trials.

 


Monmouth College Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients:

2013Karen Barrett Chism ’65
2012 Dr. David  Shawver ’70
2011 Jackie Zachmeyer '89
2010
Lon Helton '72
2009 Key Yang '50
2008 Rodney Lemon '63
2007 Dr. Frederick J. Kaskel '67
2006 Walter S. Huff, Jr. '56
2005 Richard P. Wherry '60
2004 Robert Wetzel '59
2003 Dennis J. Lachel '61
2002 William J. Goldsborough '65
2001 Robert Ardell '62
2000 Roger Rasmusen '56
1999 Dr. Stanley E. Chism '63
1998 Joan Rezner Gundersen '68
1998 Capt. Robert Mabry '70
1997 William Winslade '63
1996 John Niblock '58
1995 Dr. Richard Fuller '57
1995 Lothar Huehne '53
1994 Hailu Sebsibe '52
1993 Walter J. Nicol '41
1992 Matilda Giannone Cerpa '42
1992 John H. Wagenknecht '60
1991 C. Edward Greene '72
1991 Glen L. Pickens '25
1990 Larry E. Millikan '58
1990 Rev. Roderic L. Smith '23
1989 Jack C. Jaquet '47
1989 Maj. Gen. Philip G. Killey Jr. '63
1988 Rev. Dale K. Milligan '48
1988 Susan Cheng Ting '34
1987 Howard M. Jamieson Jr. '40
1987 William G. Kuntz '49
1986 Timothy G. Lee '61
1986 Helen E. Weiss Oberstar '43
1984 Karin E. Loya Babst '63
1984 Hon. Robert W. Porter '49
1983 Robert H. Meneilly '45
1983 Minna Fricke Work '33
1982 Frances Brent Killey '32
1982 Ruth E. Okey '14
1981 Robert V. Cramer '54
1981 Marilynn Hofstetter '49
1979 Roger Henderson '29
1979 W. Ernest Schlaretzki '41
1979 David Turnbull '36
1978 Harold L. Hermann '27
1978 Hon. James C. Hornaday '61
1978 Eugene K.F. Lau '28
1977 Robert Clendenin '26
1977 James W. Marshall, M.D. '36
1977 Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale '46
1975 J. Allan Johnson '56
1974 Clayton V. Taylor '26
1973 Hazel Alberson '17
1972 Raymond C. Grills '37
1971 Charles A. Owen Jr. '36
1970 William M. Lesuer '42
1969 Charles R. Russell '40
1968 Cliff S. Hamilton '12
1967 Lucile Meloy Ady '17
1967 Rev. Merrill S. Ady '20
1966 Clair S. Boruff '23
1966 Thomas Robinson '33
1964 Ellen Irene Diggs '27
1964 Calvin B. Hoover '22
1963 Dinsmore Alter '08
1963 Mary Graham Babcock '22
1963 Blake S. Root '27
1963 Helen Wagner Willey '38
1962 Charles Butler '29
1962 George H. Lesch '31
1962 Herbert C. Merillat '35
1962 Lyman B. Sutter '27
1961 Myron H. Bengson '47
1960 Robert C. Dunbar 1899
1960 S. Wirt Wiley '01
1960 Newton K. Wilson '29
1959 Dorothy Walker Blair '41
1959 Robert L. Blair '39
1959 Rev. John W. Findley 1897
1959 Jean Liedman '27
1958 Helen Beveridge Brennan
1958 Dwight Eckerman '21
1958 Margretta Gardiner McConnell '16
1958 Gladys Whitmore '24
1957 Edward L. Bencini '30
1957 Helen W. Hartsock '14
1957 Leland P. Johnson '32
1957 Will F. Kissick '25
1957 Margaret Miles '30
1957 Fred D. Steadry '31
1956 Robert Acheson '28
1956 Henry Driemeyer '06
1956 Hortense Hood '22
1956 Col. Howard E. Reed '20
1956 Robert C. Ross '14
1956 Samuel M. Thompson '24
1955 Dr. Charles P. Blair '05
1955 John Marshall Briley '27
1955 Sarah Norcross Jones 1894
1955 William S. McClanahan '29
1955 McKinnie L. Phelps '29
1955 Thomas M. White '16
1954  John R. Doty '27
1954 Dr. Ralph Graham 1897
1954 Graham McMillan '37
1954 Robert J. Riddell '15
1954 Agnes Sherrick Turnbull '08
1954 H. Donald Winbigler '31

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