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Harrell, Murphy to Win A&S Honors May 2

Date: April 24, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

The McMicken College of Arts and Sciences will present its top alumni awards at a dinner Thursday, May 2. The following alumni will receive the Distinguished Alumni Awards:

  • Samuel A. Harrell, PhD, 1964 - He has worked at the forefront of the high-tech industry. He came to UC with a BS from Tarleton State University in Texas. Following graduation from UC he joined Texas Instruments, where he worked with Nobel laureate Jack Kilby. During his nine years of senior management he had responsibility for design and image services in a variety of fields. His work later brought him to companies such as Computervision Corporation, where he was senior vice president, corporate strategy officer, and general manager of the Cobilt Division, and to Micronix Corporation, which he founded and led as president. Harrell was also a member of the founding group of Sematech, an industry-government consortium formed in 1987 to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry. Most recently, as senior vice president of strategic business development at KLA-Tencor, Harrell was responsible for formulating the company's long-term strategic direction and for seeking strategic alliances and acquisitions.

  • Thomas E. Murphy, BA 1964, JD 1967 - He received his undergraduate degree in economics in 1964, and his Juris Doctorate from the UC's College of Law in 1967. Mr. Murphy served The Kroger Company for 23 years in such positions as senior officer and group vice president, and as vice president and senior counsel. He was responsible for the company's human resources and labor relations, compensation and benefit plans, and he had extensive involvement in the company's $4.8 billion recapitalization program. Additionally, Murphy has served on the faculty of McMicken's economics department, UC's College of Law, Xavier University and Miami University. He has taught in the fields of employment law, negotiations and dispute resolution, and human resource management. He also has served as associate dean of UC's College of Law. As a member of seven different boards, Mr. Murphy has also been an active contributor to the community and to his profession.

During the awards ceremony, the college will also present these faculty and staff awards:

  • Kimberly Carey, Chemistry - McMicken Excellence Award
  • Kay Kinoshita, Physics - Dean's Award for Distinguished Scholarship
  • Edward Hunter, Chemistry - Dean's Award for Distinguished Adjunct Performance
  • Margaret Hanson, Physics - Edith C. Alexander Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • Paula Dubeck, Sociology - Dean's Award for Distinguished Service

Student scholarships will be awarded to:

  • Tonya Hucks, Psychology - Isabel & Mary Neff Scholarship
  • Jeannette McClellan, Communication & Pre Law - McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Scholarship
  • Brian Huber, Philosophy & Pre Medicine - McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship
  • Margaret Lawson, International Affairs & French - McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Scholarship
  • Rachele Walter, Anthropology - Joyce E. Yeager Scholarship
  • Donna Crossley, Psychology - Richard E. Greenholz Scholarship

TIME: The evening begins at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Myers Alumni Center.
COST: $30 per person.
RESERVATIONS: (513) 556-4006 by April 26.

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