Alumni Updates: Class Years 1970-79


Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 1970 and 1979. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for more updates received this yearMonth and date update received shown in parenthesis.

David Gapp '67, '70 (BS, MA - Biology)  I have been at Hamilton College now for 32+ years. I have recently been named the Silas Childs Professor of Biology, an endowed chair for the chemical and/or biological sciences. (10/11)

Cheryl Russell Scheid '70 (BS - Biology) Since September of 2006, have served as the Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee. Assumed the additional role of Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences in February 2009. (9/09)

Les Powell '71 (BS - Biology) After W&M graduation, I graduated from MCV, completing my family practice residency in 1978. Have since then been a family practitioner in Franklin, Va. with several partners. I have two sons who both graduated from UVA, one is a practicing architect in Philadelphia and the other is completing his 3rd year of med school at UVA. I continue to value my years and education at W&M. (2/09)

Richard [Rick] Hollis '72 (MA - Biology) After receiving my degree, and working for the City of Williamsburg at Waller Mill Park for a year, while my wife finished her undergraduate degree, we moved to Iowa. I attended grad school for awhile and worked then worked for the university, the last 25 years in molecular/microbiology/epidemiology lab. (10/11)

Ginger Dick Seybold '72 (BS - Biology) Earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the U of Minnesota in 1972. When my husband Bob Seybold (1972 Psychology grad from W&M) finished his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the U of MN in 1979 we looked nationally for academic positions. The U of MN offered both of us a job, so we're still here! I was promoted to full Professor in 1990 and am currently a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience (check us out at, we actually teach a course in the north woods). My research program focuses on manipulation of our body's endogenous cannabionid compounds to alleviate pain. A personal proud parent moment was co-authoring a paper with one of my sons last year; he is currently a graduate student in neuroscience at UCSF. (9/09)

Eve Earley '74 (BS - Biology) I worked at a Women's Health Center in San Francisco after college. I took graduate classes at Middlebury College in Vermont, as I was interested in Alternative Biology. I worked in research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with Dr. Janet McDonnough. She studied gene enzyme system with GTP cyclohydrolase in Drosophila melanogaster. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis in 1986. I have a solo practice in Indianapolis. I did my advanced work in CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute in 2000 and was certified in 2001. I have studied viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow since 1989 and am a certified yoga teacher. (9/09)

Lorrie Cone Pocher '76 (BS - Biology) Currently working as a temp filling in for a friend in Onsite Water Protection in NC state government. I have recently worked for the Public Health Pest Management as an Entomology tech and assistant in the Bedding License program. My master's degree is in Entomology. (9/09)

Jane Staveley '76 (BS - Biology) Jane Staveley was elected as the president of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for 2010. SETAC is a global, professional, not-for-profit organization comprised of over 5,000 members from more than 100 countries in the fields of environmental chemistry and toxicology, biology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, health sciences, earth sciences, and environmental engineering. SETAC promotes the use of science in environmental policy and decision-making and is founded on balanced representation from among academia, business, and government. Staveley served as the President of the North American unit of SETAC in 2007, has been on the SETAC World Council since 2006 and now assumes leadership of the global organization. She is employed as a principal environmental scientist with ARCADIS, an international company providing consultancy, engineering and management services in infrastructure, environment and facilities. (5/10)

Chuck Booth '77 (MA - Biology) This fall I'm starting my 26th year as a professor of biology at Eastern Connecticut State University. (9/09)

Richard Danila '77  (BS - Biology) I am beginning my 26th year with the Minnesota Department of Health, currently as Deputy State Epidemiologist. I earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. I have a staff of 45 professionals that investigate and respond to infectious diseases. I also hold an unpaid Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health where I lecture and advise Master's and doctoral students. I just received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Research Program along with another co-Investigator to examine the effect of disease reporting laws across the country using the recent novel H1N1 influenza pandemic as a case study. (12/10)

Karen Stine '78 (BS - Physics and Biology) After 19 years in the Department of Biology/Toxicology at Ashland University in Ashland OH, I've moved and am now the dean of the School of Sciences at Auburn University at Montgomery. (12/09)