Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 26
Fall 1991
Outstanding alumni volunteers honored

     Barbara Jenkinson Owens of Newark and Charles S. Joanedis of
Hockessin received the University of Delaware Alumni Association's
1991 Outstanding Alumni Awards.
     Since 1952, the Alumni Association has annually honored members
who have volunteered their talents to their alma mater.  Owens and
Joanedis were chosen unanimously by the Alumni Association awards
     Owens, Delaware '58, served a three-year term as a director on
the Alumni Association Board of Directors and began a term as board
secretary in the spring.  A class representative, she was a
co-chairperson of the 20th-and 25th-reunion committees.
     Owens is a former two-term president and vice president of the
Education Alumni Association.  A member of the Volunteer Admissions
Support Team (VAST), she was named chairperson of the VAST advisory
committee for 1991-92, following a year as vice chairperson.  In 1989,
she served on the University's football centennial committee.
     A 28-year instructor in the Colonial School District, Owens was
named the 1990 Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the
Year by the Delaware Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance. She is president of the Gamma chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma Society International, following a three-year term as
chapter secretary.
     Since returning to Delaware in 1987, Joanedis has been active in
University affairs.  A member of the Class of 1950, he serves on the
College of Engineering Advisory Council and is a member of the
Engineering Alumni Association.  He also serves on the advisory
committee on private support to the University.
     In 1988, he committed $50,000 to establish an endowed scholarship
for undergraduate and graduate students in the department of chemical
engineering.  To commemorate his class's 40th reunion, Joanedis
initiated, developed and spearheaded a drive among his chemical
engineering classmates to establish the Chemical Engineering Class of
1950 Scholarship Fund.  To date, in excess of $180,000 has been
     A member of the Alumni Wall of Fame, Joanedis retired in 1984 as
vice president of product supply and distribution for Getty Refining &
Marketing Co., headquartered in Tulsa, following the purchase of Getty
by Texaco.
     He is a board member of Delaware Crime Stoppers, is club service
director of the Rotary Club of Wilmington West and is an elder at
Limestone Presbyterian Church.