Five alumni were inducted into the University's Wall of Fame at a ceremony April 25 on the Newark campus. The Wall of Fame, established in 1983 to recognize the many notable achievements of its alumni, has recognized 153 alumni. Annual selections are made by the Alumni Association Awards Committee.
Honored for 1997 are
Brunner joined Price Waterhouse after graduating from UD and went to work for J.P. Morgan in 1972 as an accounting officer in the comptroller's department. In 1985, he was named senior vice president of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.'s international offices.
He serves on the executive board of the Del-Mar-Va Council of Boy Scouts of America and on the board of directors of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce. A member of UD's Board of Trustees and chairperson of the College of Business and Economics Visiting Committee, he received the College of Business and Economics' Alumni of Excellence Award in 1993.
Collins became the youngest statewide elected official in Delaware history in 1974, when he was elected state auditor at the age of 28. He was elected county executive of New Castle County after serving three terms as state auditor. Leaving public office in 1984 to become senior vice president and director of external affairs for Citibank of Delaware, he is now its senior officer in Delaware.
In 1978, he was elected the Delaware Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year. He currently serves on the state boards of the Leukemia Society, the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Delaware Bankers Association and the State Chamber of Commerce. Jeanne Watson Driscoll
Jeanne Watson Driscoll of Boston, Mass., a nurse psychotherapist, consultant and internationally known speaker, graduated in 1971. She later received her master's degree from Boston College in psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Driscoll is co-founder of Hestia Institute: Center for Women and Families in Wellesley, Mass., and is co-founder of her own company, Lifecycle Productions Inc. She is a prolific publisher of cornerstone works in the field of maternal-child care, including Taking Care of Your New Baby: A Guide to Infant Care. Her contributions to her field also include video productions and public service presentations. Her most recent awards are the 1993 Award for Excellence in Education from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses and the Sigma Theta Tau Region 5 international award in the public electronic category for Parenting Tips by Nurse Jeanne and the Success by 6 Campaign.
Attaining the rank of colonel in the Delaware State Police, he became state police superintendent in 1973. During the time he held that post, he was instrumental in increasing education requirements for recruits and creating Trooper Youth Week, a program exposing young people to police work and encouraging them to continue their educations. Recently, a satellite state police center was named for him-a first in state police history. Ford is an adjunct instructor in Wilmington College's criminal justice program in Georgetown, Del. His contributions to law enforcement include serving as chairperson of the Council on Police Training and as the governor's appointee to the Sentencing Accountability Commission. He currently is a member of the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America for Delaware.
She graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy and certification in athletic training. She earned a master's degree in sports medicine from the U.S. Sports Academy and received her doctorate in vocational rehabilitation from Temple University.
Knowles served as a physical therapist/athletic trainer for the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, in 1988 and in Atlanta in 1996. She has served as vice chairperson of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Sports Medicine Society and serves on the board of the Olympic's Sports Medicine 2000 Council. She also is coordinator of sports medicine services for several national sports federations.
She has taught at Thomas Jefferson University and at the UD and is a founding member of the Delaware Women's Alliance for Sports & Fitness.