From the President

June, 2004

The Marston Brothers, Plymouth State University and the American Dream

Bill Marston ‘54, President Donald P. Wharton and Charlie Marston ’64G in September 2002 when Bill was inducted into Plymouth State’s Hall of Fame for athletic accomplishments in basketball and baseball.

Bill Marston ‘54, President Donald P. Wharton and Charlie Marston ’64G in September 2002 when Bill was inducted into Plymouth State’s Hall of Fame for athletic accomplishments in basketball and baseball.

Lynch of the USNH Board of Trustees, PSU Provost Virginia Barry and I participated in a very special honor for PSU and USNH. We traveled to New London, N.H., to the home of Charles and Norma Marston, where we were privileged to bestow an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree on our friend, former trustee and great public servant of education, Charlie Marston. Charlie’s honorary degree is richly deserved. The citation for the degree reads in part: Read More

First Response

June, 2004

I had the pleasure of reading a copy of Plymouth Magazine and was extremely impressed. I am the CEO of a computer services company in Campton (FIRSTMARK, Inc.) and unfortunately not a PSU graduate (NYU ’65.) … I enjoyed all your articles and especially Bobbi Jo Adams’ [Winter 2004] because I am a volunteer EMT for Campton-Thornton and have worked with her on several occasions.
Mike Pomerantz
Campton, N.H.

I was impressed by Bobbi Jo Adams’ story, “Firefighter.” As an alum who grew up in Plymouth, I appreciate such efforts on behalf of the community.
Eugenia Hurme ’71
Ithaca, N.Y.

President’s Commission on Diversity

June, 2004

We are writing to commend Plymouth Magazine for printing the thoughtful article by Dr. Kylo-Patrick Hart on the representation of gay men in contemporary American television [Summer 2003]. The President’s Commission on Diversity supports our University’s commitment to equity and inclusiveness for all people, and this article highlights the lingering stereotypes that contribute to homophobia, not only in the popular media, but in our broader American society as well. Read More

Old Friends

June, 2004

Enjoyed both the magazine and the www. Loads of information on site and easily navigable. The Plymouth Magazine is enjoyable to read. Different from my across state DAM and perhaps more enjoyable to peruse in its simpler format. Be careful or the publication will be receiving awards. Or has it already? I would be interested to know if my former student, John ?, from Goffstown is still around? I thought he moved from alumni affairs over to the athletic dept. Oh yes, me be Samuel W. Smith, a ’55 grad student. Also having senior moments! Congratulations to you and staff. Peace and love,
Samuel W. Smith ’55
Las Vegas, Nev.

Editor’s note: Our research revealed that “John ?, from Goffstown” is none other than our own John P. Clark, now director of athletics for PSU.

Familiar Faces

June, 2004

Editor’s note: We received so many responses to our request for help identifying the people in these photos that space precludes printing all of them. Thanks to everyone who wrote, called and e-mailed. Here is a representative sample:

I thought I would try hard to be one of the first to identify one of the three “mystery” photographs on page two [Plymouth Magazine, Winter 2004]. Fortunately, the one I can comment on is the largest one! Read More

PSU Supports Citizen Soldiers

June, 2004
(Seated L-R) Provost Barry and Ernest Loomis prepare to sign the statement of support as Maj. Angela Maxner, commander of N.H. Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention; Col. (Ret.) Ted Kehr, ESGR executive director; Gerry Boyle, ESGR Region 4 chair and Sgt. Maj. Jim Gross, N.H. Army National Guard Retention SGM, look on.

(Seated L-R) Provost Barry and Ernest Loomis prepare to sign the statement of support as Maj. Angela Maxner, commander of N.H. Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention; Col. (Ret.) Ted Kehr, ESGR executive director; Gerry Boyle, ESGR Region 4 chair and Sgt. Maj. Jim Gross, N.H. Army National Guard Retention SGM, look on.

On November 20, 2003, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Virginia Barry signed a statement of support for New Hampshire National Guard and Reservists on behalf of the University, joining a nationwide campaign. Ernest Loomis, state director of the New Hampshire Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) officiated at the signing ceremony on the PSU campus. Read More

Agreement with Town is Win-Win

June, 2004

Recently concluded negotiations between the town of Plymouth and PSU have resulted in an agreement President Wharton terms “win-win” for both the town and the University.

President Wharton commented: “The new agreement is mutually very beneficial for both the town and the University. While we both have endured a long negotiation to get here, the terms of the 2004 agreement will provide considerable benefit to both sides. Read More

Bonnie Epstein is 2003 Hogan Award Honoree

June, 2004

The 2003 James J. Hogan Memorial Award for support of athletics was presented to Professor Bonnie Epstein ’72 on November 25. Read More

Faculty CD Sales Help a Child Fight Cancer

June, 2004

A Child is Born is a collection of Mother Goose poems set to jazz music by Professor Rik Pfenninger. The compact disc is dedicated to seven-year-old Alex Scott who has been battling neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of cancer, since she was born. Read More

PSU Hosts National History Day State Competition

June, 2004

New Hampshire middle and high school students anticipate another national win, after placing first and second at the National History Day (NHD) state competition, held at Plymouth State University March 13.

PSU is the host and sponsor of the state organization, coordinated by Associate Professor Patrick May and Assistant Professor John Krueckeberg of the social science department. The NHD program promotes the study of history by engaging students and teachers in historical inquiry and creative presentation. Read More