Vol. 19, No. 32
The University of Delaware Board of Trustees voted to bestow four honorary degrees and four Medals of Distinction, at its semiannual meeting May 23 on the Newark campus.
Selected to receive honorary degrees are
* Edward G. Boehne of the Philadelphia area, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the longest serving of the 12 regional Federal Reserve presidents;
* Alexander F. Giacco of Greenville, a native of San Giovanni di Gerace, Italy, and fomer chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hercules Inc.;
* Arthur B. Metzner of Wilmington, H. Fletcher Brown Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, a pioneer in theoretical research in fluid mechanics and rheology and a member of the National Academy of Engineering;
* Martin A. Pomerantz of Muscle Shoals, Ala., director and professor emeritus of the Bartol Research Institute at UD, who launched Bartol's Antarctic research program in 1959.
Chosen to receive Medals of Distinction are
* Helen B. Eliason of Wilmington, co-founder and co-chair of The Friends of Goodstay Gardens on UD's Wilmington Campus, who has tenaciously fostered the restoration of its historic garden. Well known in Wilmington, she is an advocate of city gardening, especially among the city's youth;
* Donald F. Crossan of Newark, professor emeritus in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who served as dean of the college and in a number of other capacities during a long and illustrious career at UD;
* Catherine B. Flickinger of Wilmington, a retired educator, trustee emerita and benefactor of the University. Flickinger and her husband, Herbert, have helped close to 200 UD students through scholarships they sponsor in the School of Education and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and
* Margaret Perkins of Hockessin, was the wife of former University President, the late John A. Perkins. A former teacher who maintains an active interest in political science, Perkins is well known for helping her husband achieve excellence at UD.