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CLASS NOTES

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Board of Trustees has honored Harvey Lee Haynes ’55 MAEd ’64, A-B Tech president emeritus, by naming the school’s computer science facility the Haynes Building. Haynes served A-B Tech in various capacities for 46 years. He received the WCU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1990.

DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS Baxter G. Allen ’73 MIE ’74 Sept. 8, 2017; Glenville. James (Jim) R. Allman ’61 Oct. 30, 2017; Sylva. Kenneth G. Alsdurf ’69 MAEd ’70 J...

ACTING UP

Self-admitted class clown and a performer who once prowled the stages of Hoey Auditorium and Niggli Theatre while a student at Western Carolina University, Sean MacKenzie Bridgers ’92 can now be seen on the television screen in the dark comedy “Get Shorty.”

HONORS GRADUATE SELECTED FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

A WCU honors alumna in chemistry and biology, Katherine Turnbull ’13 is conducting research this year at the University of Michigan, one of the nation’s top public research universities, that could ultimately help hospitals make a quicker diagnosis for patients with a potentially life-threatening blood stream infection.

IN MEMORIAM

Retired Western Carolina University food service manager James Stedman Mitchell died June 17, 2017, at the age of 101.