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From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2015

Life Spotlight Judith Gold Stitzel (Ph.D. ’68)

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A confession: I did not become a life member until this year, but I never stopped being proud of the University of Minnesota since graduation in 1968. I am a professor emerita of English and women’s studies and the founding director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at West Virginia University, where I taught beginning in 1965, when I moved to Morgantown with my husband, Robert (Ph.D. ’64). I retired in 1998. While my time at Minnesota preceded its world renowned achievements in feminist studies, I think the self-confidence I developed and the support I felt as a mother and scholar in classes like that of [U of M professor of 18th century literature] Samuel Holt Monk helped prepare me for the challenging days ahead. After retiring I “went back to school” for my M.F.A. in creative writing at Vermont College and have enjoyed the privilege of time to write nonfiction, of which Field Notes from Grief: The First Year, is the work of which I’m most proud. It is based on journals I kept during the year after my husband died in 2007.

New Life Members Call for Nominations for Alumni Association Board The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is seeking outstanding candidates for service on the board of directors. The term of service is July 1, 2015 throughJune 30, 2018. For information please visit www.MinnesotaAlumni.org/board.

Frederic F. Ahlgren Mosaid A. Al-Sadhan Barbara C. Anderson Mark B. Anderson Richard J. Anderson Van O. Anderson Jan L. Baldwin Richard L. Baldwin Stacey R. Barta Anne M. Bartel Robert A. Bell Carol A. Benson Earl C. Benson Jerome W. Benson Frederick G. Bergsrud Tamorra Berkich Linley C. Bizik Ellen A. Boschwitz Christina P. Brennan Shelley A. Breyen Beverly E. Brucciani Michael A. Brucciani John R. Bruellman Lisa M. Brusen Holly Callen Karl L. Cambronne Judy M. Cannon Joseph J. Cardenas Bradley D. Carlson Donna E. Carlson Darlene J. Carroll Eugene R. Chelberg James A. Christy Jane-Lan C. Chuang-Stein Sheila M. Clough Stacy A. Coffin Rosann W. Collins David J. Dawson Megan M. Dawson Joan B. De Carvalho Gregg A. Deluga Anthony C. Dierich Mary T. Dierich David E. Dovenberg Caroline C. Dunn Jeff H. Eckland Richard J. Evans Mark A. Ferraro Ann L. Findlay Laureen T. Fischer David F. Fisher Donald A. Fisher Regina M. Forti Jay O. Franz Marilyn Franz Clayton A. Fresk Kara L. Fresk James E. Garrison Donna R. Gehlhaart Patricia J. Ginther Barbara L. Golden Victoria E. Gundelach Francis J. Haddy Theresa B. Haddy Larry H. Hageman Tricia Hamak-Sundeen Brian M. Hanson Gordon J. Harvieux Lauren Haverly Roger F. Heegaard Patricia C. Herrmann Clark G. Hilden Daniel W. Hiller Robert C. Hodson James R. Hoffner Karen R. Hoffner Evelyn R. Howard David A. Jackson Louise M. Jacobs Janice L. Johnson Wendell A. Johnson Marilyn D. Jones Barbara B. Kalina Gloria Kauls Ivars Kauls Marilyn H. Kay Gregory B. Kjellberg Dennis R. Klute Charles G. Knutson James W. Kochevar Laura K. Kochevar Debra Kozak Paul D. Kozak Brandon T. Kuschel Victor R. Kvikstad Miles R. Lahr Suzanne E. Lahr William L. Larson David C. Lindenberg Mary E. Lindgren Joanie L. Lofgren Jennifer Long Kathryn J. Loseth Orcena E. Lyle David E. Maschwitz Linda A. Maschwitz Donald S. McClure Sylvia A. McCollor Barbara P. McCool David L. Meissner Gordon W. Meyer Linda A. Meyer Ruth K. Meyer Mancel T. Mitchell Laura M. Moret Craig W. Morse Richard D. Nadeau Brian T. Naughton Richard G. Newell Diane J. Norland Mary K. Olson Mohammed I. Omer Jan M. Ormasa Christopher J. Ovrebo John J. Plunkett Kathleen A. Pomerleau Richard T. Pomerleau Susan L. Potratz David Y. Hong Pui Therese T. Pui Eric S. Rangen David G. Reamer Marc Richards Jane E. Richardson Vincent A. Roczniak Thomas H. Roth Julie W. Rowles Matthew L. Rowles Debra K. Ruen Robert A. Ruffner Tara L. Ruffner Paul C. Schreckenberger M. Lyn Schroeder Paul H. Schroeder James L. Schweigert Jennifer A. Schweigert Neina L. Selchow Matthew J. Sheehan Tricia L. Sheehan Mia K. Signorino Gretchen E. Sjoholm Jack F. Sjoholm Karen M. Solheim Laura D. Sorg Richard Space Kevin Stanek Isaiah P. Steinke R. R. S. Stewart Martin J. Stillman Judith G. Stitzel Jim L. Story Joanne B. Story David L. Stougaard Kristi L. Streitmatter Amy R. Susman-Stillman Julie A. Tapper Louis Terracio Eugene L. Thoma Nancy Rusenko Tich Stephen James Tich Bruce D. Tyynela Stanley C. Von Drashek Charles L. Watt Laurel S. Watt Willard W. Wevley Richard R. Weyrick Edward P. Wicker Larry L. Wilkens Susan D. Witt Dorothy M. Witter Leah I. Wittkop Barbara J. Olson Wolf Keith E. Wolf Bingwen Yan Shih-Ju Yu David B. Zappetillo

MINNESOTA ALUMNI MAGAZINE, Winter2015

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