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SUMMER 2013

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In Memoriam A L U M N I բ Blaine Hudson, EdD, 74E Blaine Hudson, longtime history and Pan-African Studies faculty member and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2012, died Jan. 5 at age 63. He had resigned as dean in December 2012 after taking leave in August for medical reasons. Under his leadership, the college expanded undergraduate advising services, international and study-abroad programs, diversity efforts and community outreach efforts. Hudson frst left his mark on UofL as a student activist who was key in organizing a 1969 demonstration that shut down the dean's offce he later would hold. He sought to reduce violence in West Louisville, encouraged racial diversity at UofL and promoted broader understanding of black history and contributions by serving on historical, education and civil rights panels at the city and state levels. Hudson was posthumously honored with the Charles H. Parrish, Jr. Achievement Award by St. Stephen Church in Louisville at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony. The award honors educators and leaders who make a positive impact on the community. It is named for UofL's frst African American professor. Thomas Kennedy Helm III, UofL Board of Overseers Thomas Kennedy Helm III was a civic leader and chairman emeritus of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Kentucky's oldest law frm. He was instrumental in more than doubling the frm's size. In 2007, Edge International, an international legal consulting frm, identifed Helm as one of the top 10 managing partners most admired by his peers for excellence in leadership. Helm also led a team of dozens of lawyers from fve frms that accomplished the $780 million Louisville Airport Improvement Program at Standiford Field, now Louisville International Airport. As a civic leader, he served on many boards including Greater Louisville, Inc. and the UofL Board of Overseers, of which he chaired the Visiting Committee to the School of Law. He was past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Louisville Urban League, and received its Social Responsibility Award in 2009. In 2012, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear appointed L I F E բ him as a member of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Parker "Jack" Erwin Gillam, 52B Former UofL football player Jack Gillam served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Gillam moved to Huntsville, Ala., in 1963 and worked in the insurance industry until he retired. He also worked part-time for Huntsville Decorating Center. Owen C. Schlaug Jr., 58B Owen Charles Schlaug, Jr., met every challenge head-on. He contracted polio at the age of 13, but went on to live a productive and inspirational life. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UofL and the University of Michigan. He was a career actuary at the Wyatt Company and an associate member of the Society of Actuaries. He retired in 1993 and moved to Belleair, Fla., with his wife. There, he pursued his passion for golf, was a board member of Neighborly Senior Services, Belleair Civic Association and Belleair Country Club. A past president of the Tampa Bay chapter of the UofL Alumni Association, he also was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. The Owen Charles Schlaug, Jr. Scholarship Fund will be established in his honor to aid handicapped students in need of fnancial assistance. The Alumni Association is starting an annual golf tournament in his name with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Dennis B. Penn, 55MD Pediatrician and former Fayette County, Ky., coroner Dennis Penn, MD, provided medical care for Lexington families for more than 30 years, serving as chairman of the pediatrics departments at St. Joseph, Central Baptist, Good Samaritan and Shriners hospitals. In 1992, he was appointed coroner. He later was elected to the post and served until 2002, when he retired. He continued to work as an adjudicator for childhood disability claims for the Social Security Administration until his passing. Marjorie H. Powers, 73A, 76GE Marjorie Powers, 87, of Covington, Ky., passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospice in September 2012. Powers was an operation manager for White Castle restaurants for 40 years. Robert Charles Casey, 73A Robert Charles Casey attended Flaget High School in Louisville and UofL, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and Western Kentucky University, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in education. Casey played football for Flaget and UofL and was on the "L" Club Board of Directors. A U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, he taught high school at Flaget, Bishop David, Holy Cross, Holy Rosary, Providence, Trinity and Sacred Heart Academy. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Randal K. Seago, 85L Randal Seago earned a reputation as an attorney wholly devoted to and passionate about defending his clients' rights. A member of the American Association for Justice, he was involved in many highprofle cases in his career and was recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in western North Carolina. Despite sometimes incredible odds, he never had a client sentenced to death. Seago broke new legal ground in the early 1990s with the use of DNA testing to prove paternity to allow the rightful heir to inherit. E. Stewart Deane, 50B Deane graduated from Male High School then served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, assisting in several amphibious operations in the Pacifc. Although he called Indianapolis home for more than 50 years, he would point out that he was a Kentuckian, not a Hoosier, who never missed a Cardinal basketball or football game on TV and was only too happy to see UofL beat Florida in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. Ronald K. Grossman, 67MD After graduating from high school and college in Chicago, he attended the School of Medicine and ultimately returned to Chicago to practice as an anesthesiologist. He supported local, national and international philanthropic causes, as well as environmental, educational and cultural organizations. During the 1991 Gulf War, Grossman spent four months aboard the USS Nimitz as a lieutenant commander. SUMMER UOFL MAGAZINE| 6 9

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