Four join Alumni Hall of Fame
The Jamestown College Alumni Association announces four individuals have been inducted into the Jamestown College Alumni Hall of Fame for 2012.
Col. Sherry Cox, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; Dr. Peggy Foss, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Muriel Peterson, Bismarck; and Elmer Schindel, Wayzata, Minn., were recognized at a dinner in their honor on Friday, May 4, and during the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5.
Col. Cox, a 1982 graduate of Jamestown College, is the Chief Nurse Executive at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base. She was previously assigned as Inpatient Squadron Commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and before that spent time as Air Force Chief Nurse at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Prior assignments included Aviano Air Base, Italy, and several posts around the United States. She is dual board certified in both medical surgical nursing and nursing administration. Her commendations include eight Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Achievement Medal, and Air Force Nurse of the Year.
Dr. Foss, a 1958 graduate, retired in 2004 after serving for 24 years as the Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Prior to her career at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dr. Foss was a professor/administrator of recreation and athletics at Luther College, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Foss has received numerous awards from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and service awards from the Association for Fitness in Business and the NAIA. She was elected to the Jamestown College Board of Trustees in 1998 and is currently Second Vice Chair.
Peterson, a 1963 graduate, spent her career as an advocate for low-income elderly and disabled persons and, as a program administrator with the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division, developed non-traditional approaches, now being adopted nationally, for delivery of in-home and community-based services to the elderly and disabled. In retirement, she is the volunteer State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. She has received numerous awards for her work and advocacy including the Francis T. Ishida Award for Excellence in Customer Service and the Your Women-Community Achievers Award.
Schindel, a 1963 graduate, taught music and German in public schools around North Dakota before beginning his career as an investment broker. He joined Dain Bosworth in 1972 and worked as broker, manager, and finally Senior Vice President Branch Manager before forming the Investment Management Consulting Group in 1991. A member of Jamestown College’s Board of Trustees since 2002, he has played an integral part in overseeing the College’s endowment nearly double in size. He oversaw the reorganization of the Alumni Association into what has become a strong and vital board of 15 members who work to engage the alumni in the areas of enrollment, development, and alumni relations.
The Jamestown College Alumni Hall of Fame honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their alma mater and humanity. Admission to this Hall of Fame is the highest honor presented by the Jamestown College Alumni Association.