2nd Quarter 2013

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Scenes from Turkish Protest


CNBC and The Daily Mail have posted a series of photos taken by Charlie Richards '88. Charlie clearly states on his Facebook album, “You don't need my permission to share the photos.” He is in Istanbul documenting the peaceful anti-government protests and the harsh police action. His photos are receiving international attention.  
Photo by Charles Emir Richards


Lee Ann Freeman '76 lost her mother Ann C. Freeman on May 26, 2013. According to her obituary one of her favorite maxims was, "No day is wasted if one learns something new." She received her Master's Degree in 1970 and retired in 1993 after a 37-year teaching career.

Ann was surrounded by her immediately family when "her body peacefully slipped into her eternal life."

Dr. Thomas Martinek

Thomas Martinek taught Boy's P.E. and 7th Grade Science at George C. Marshall High School from 1971-1973. After leaving Turkey, he went on to receive a Doctorate in Education.

He is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. During his 30-year tenure at UNCG, Tom has focused his research efforts on the social and psychological dynamics of teaching and coaching. Many of you remember tormenting him and there has been speculation that you may have motivated him to pursue teaching at a higher academic level.

Read more about Dr. Martinek and his impressive career.


  George Atchley '65 is enjoying his ninth grandchild, Benjamin. "He overflows my cup," according to George. This is the third child of his fifth child, and his mother's nineteenth great grandchild.