William R. Merkel, AB '41, is a member of the Aurora Planning Commission and is promoting a commuter rail service for the Aurora area.
Terrill J. Long, BSAGR '56, has been awarded emeritus status by Capital University in Columbus. He joined the biology department faculty at Capital in 1967.
Saul Bennett, BSJ ' 57, has written New Fields and Other Stones/On a Childs Death, a collection of poems addressing life following the death of his daughter, who died of a brain tumor in 1994.
William Hayes, BSED, '57, is principal of Wedgewood Middle School in Columbus. He has worked for Columbus City Schools for almost 30 years.
Roger M. Bishop, MED '58, received the annual Honor Fellow Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for exemplary service to the profession. He is a professor of physical education at Wart-burg College in Waverly, Iowa. His wife, Barbara Nellis, '58, is a native of Athens whose father taught at Ohio University in the Pre-Engineering Department for many years.
Timothy Hume Behrendt, BSED '59, will be listed in the Marquiss Who's Who in the East - 2000. He is a minister and counselor in Utica, N.Y., and has had leadership positions in such organizations as Concerned Citizens for Peace in Vietnam, Planned Parenthood, United Nations Association and Paired City Project. He is the author of 10 books and many articles, and received a Congressional Citation in 1996.
Gretchen Taggart Moore, BFA '59, recently retired from Courtesy Associates Inc. in Washington, D.C., as a senior account executive. She traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad as a meeting and special events planner for clients such as the National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical companies. She and her hus band live in Columbia, Md., and have three daughters and two grandchildren.
Joe Murtha, BSED '59, retired after a 4 0-year career with the Logan-Hocking school district. He had been the district's superintendent since 1985. "If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing," he recently told The Logan Daily News. "I have truly enjoyed each and every day."