Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 2, Page 29
Winter 1993
Three colleges honor outstanding alumni

     The Agricultural Alumni Association awarded Henry P. Wilson, Delaware
'63, '65M, a nationally recognized weed scientist and professor at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University, the 1992 George M. Worrilow
Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture. A resident of Belle Haven,
Va., Wilson is well known for applying research-based knowledge to
practical agricultural problems.
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     The College of Human Resources recently recognized two alumnae, LaVera
Leonard, Delaware '71, '78M, vice president for corporate affairs with Home
Builders Institute in Washington, D.C., and Mona Boyd Browne, Delaware '83,
president of Nutrition Communication Services.
     Leonard, who lives in Alexandria, Va., received the Outstanding Alumna
Award for her significant professional accomplishments and dedicated
service to the community. Leonard helped bring together the first national
coalition of advocacy organizations, churches, government agencies and
concerned builders for the first national homeless symposium.
     Browne received the college's Outstanding Young Professional Award for
significant achievements in her career. A resident of New York City, she is
a contributing editor for Ladies' Home Journal and has written for several
other magazines, including Redbook, Health, American Health, Longevity and
Parenting. She also was selected as 1991 Young Dietitian of the Year by the
American Dietetic Association (AD).
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     In recognition of professional excellence and personal achievements,
four graduates were honored with the Business and Economics Alumni Award of
Excellence by the college's alumni association.
     Henri L. Bertuch, Delaware '54, of Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., is president
of DVC Industries Inc. and Corpex Banknote Co. Under Bertuch's guidance,
DVC Industries experienced tremendous growth through successful
acquisitions and expanded with offices in four states. With his wife,
Rhoda, Bertuch gave a gift of $53,000 to the college in 1989 to be used for
graduate fellowships and departmental enrichment activities.
     G. Dallas Green, Delaware '56, joined the Philadelphia Phillies
baseball team management in 1968 and was manager of the 1980 Phillies'
World Series championship club. In 1981, he returned to the University to
complete his bachelor's degree. Green went on to become general manager of
the Chicago Cubs and later served as manager of the New York Yankees. He
served on the fund-raising campaign steering committee for the Bob
Carpenter Center and was awarded the University's Medal of Distinction at
the center's dedication in October. Green lives in West Grove, Pa.
     Stephen M. Mockbee, Delaware '73, of Wilmington is founder, president
and chief executive officer of Bancroft Construction Co. Under his
direction, the firm has grown into a major Delaware company whose more
significant projects have included the Du Pont Co.'s Stine Lab materials
handling facility, the Ashland Nature Center and Cossart Creek Custom
     Leonard W. Quill, Delaware '58, '66M, of Wilmington is chairperson,
chief executive officer and president of Wilmington Trust Co. A 34-year
veteran, Quill previously was senior vice president of the commercial
lending department. Under his leadership, the company became the largest
commercial lender in the state.