Garfield Society of Hiram College


Established by the Board of Trustees and named for James A. Garfield, the Garfield Society of Hiram College honors individuals who have demonstrated significant professional achievement and whose efforts have substantially enriched their communities.

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THE GARFIELD SOCIETY OF HIRAM COLLEGE

Before he served as the 20th president of the United States, Garfield was both a student and principal of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, which later became Hiram College. Garfield Fellows are nominated by Hiram College’s Board of Trustees and selected based on service to the College and their communities.

EACH YEAR, GARFIELD FELLOWS GATHER FOR AN ANNUAL MEETING AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MEMBERS’ NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS.

The 49th meeting of the Garfield Society Dinner will be hosted on Friday, October 20, 2023.

About James A. Garfield

President James A. Garfield served honorably and with distinction the Nineteenth Congressional District of Ohio for ten consecutive terms (1863-1880). He served his country gallantly during the Civil War (1861-1863), rising to the rank of Major General, and was the second principal of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (1857-1863), where he had been a student (1851 – 1852) and member of the faculty. He was instrumental in paving the way for the Eclectic Institute to achieve full collegiate status as Hiram College in 1867. His varied and distinguished career included capable and outstanding service as a preacher, educator, lawyer, soldier, legislator and scholar.

2022 – Claude M. Steele ’67 – “Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community”
2019 – 2021 – Event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2018 – Bruce Bustard ’76 – “We the People: Stories from Documents in the National Archives”
2017 – Richard D. Cochran – “Designing Urban Areas that Nurture Healthy People”
2016 – Richard Hyde – “Reach and Grasp”
2015 – Jo Ann Davidson – “A Spotlight on Ohio”
2014 – Candice Millard – “Finding James Garfield”
2013 – Molly Corbett Broad – “Higher Education at a Crossroads”
2012 – Gordon Gund – “Some Lessons Learned”
2011 – David Franklin – “The Director’s Vision for the Next 100 Years”
2010 – David L. Aaron – “Current Development in the Middle East”
2009 – Michael Gilligan – “Philanthropy in Times of Stress”
2008 – Anil Singh-Molares – “A Liberal Arts Education in a Changing World”
2007 – Eric D. Fingerhut – “Private College with a Public Purpose”
2006 – Bruce Hoffman – “al Quaida: In Retreat or on the Move?”
2005 – Kenneth D. Ackerman – “Garfield: The Man Behind the Legacy”
2004 – Dean A. Scarborough – “Intimate Learning, Global Reach: The Challenge of Managing a Global Business”
2003 – David T. Abbott – “Spiderwebs, Failure, and a New Generation of Leaders”
2002 – J. Kevin McMahon – “The Art of the Arts”
2001 – Jeanette Grasselli Brown – “Higher Education in a Time of Change”
2000 – Jane Green Schaller – “Child Health, Human Health, and World Stability”
1999 – Governor Bob Taft – “The Importance of Learning”
1998 – David R. Anderson – “The Lesson of Histories”
1997 – William W. Falsgraf – “The Federal Judiciary – Guardians of the Grail or Leftist Activists?”
1996 – David L. Brennan – “The Cleveland Scholarship Program”
1995 – Thomas V. Chema – “Sports, Stadia, the Urban Economy – A League of Their Own”
1994 – Lester E. Coleman – “Personal Leadership: First Things First”
1993 – Joseph M. Clapp – “Heroes”
1992 – Richard H. Ekman – “Maxims of Change”
1991 – W. R. Timken, Jr. – “Gold Eggs and Other Myths of American Business”
1990 – Paul F. Sharp – “The ‘Q Factor’ in Higher Education”
1989 – Steven A. Minter – “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”
1988 – Allan C. Holmes – “A Look at Cleveland and Northeast Ohio – Past, Present, and Future”
1987 – William W. Falsgraf – “Lawyers in America – How Many are Too Many?”
1986 – Robert J. White, M.D. – “A Mystery Inside a Puzzle: Russian and Chinese Medicine”
1985 – Russell Aiuto – “Genetics and the Law”
1984 – Andrew J. Stofan – “NASA: Impact of an Ideal”
1983 – Robert O. Fishel – “Baseball in Today’s Society”
1982 – James A. (Dolph) Norton – “We Will Make Our Future”
1981 – Eleanor Jammal – “Service Around the World – A Woman’s Role”
1980 – Oliver Schroeder, Jr. – “James Abram Garfield – A Century Later”
1979 – Thomas W. Mastin – “Given Enough Time, Anything Can Happen”
1978 – Donald L. Perris – “The Future of Television”
1977 – Fletcher Byrom – “Reflections on Society and the Future”
1976 – Max Lerner – “Third Century America”
1975 – Hon. C. William O’Neill – “Reflections on the Modern Judiciary”
1974 – Stephen H. Fuller – “Anatomy of Organizational Survival”
October 1973 – Ralph M. Besse – “Nuclear Power and the Energy Crisis”
January 1973 – Harold E. Davis – “Garfield: The Scholar in Politics”

Class of 2022

  • Christopher Ryan, Faculty
  • Nicole Monachino ’00, Trustee
  • Tim Garfield, Friend of the College
  • David Haney, Ph.D., Officer of the College
  • Claude Steele ’67

Class of 2021

  • Douglas Gruber ’82, Trustee
  • Robert Scher ’72, Trustee
  • Douglas Brattebo, Faculty

Class of 2020

  • Jeffrey Swenson, Faculty
  • William Bissell, Trustee
  • Perry Streidel ’75, Trustee
  • Mary Quade, Faculty

Class of 2019

  • John Ecklund, Judge and Friend of the College
  • Jane Preston Rose, Friend of the College
  • James Graham ’88, Trustee
  • Nancy Rubin, Officer of the College
  • Graham Chedd, Friend of the College

Class of 2018

  • Bruce Bustard ’76
  • Judith Muyskens, Former Officer of College
  • Joan Roguski ’77, Trustee

Class of 2017

  • Richard D. Cochran, President and CEO, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
  • Larry A. DeYoung ’69, Trustee
  • Jennifer N. Schuller, Former Officer of the College
  • Raymond E. Smiley, Friend of the College
  • Dr. Harry John Visser, ’74

Class of 2016

  • Wendy Allen ’74, Trustee
  • Lindajean Western, Former Officer of the College
  • Douglas Grimm ’84, Trustee
  • Jerold Goldberg, Trustee Emeritus
  • Michelle Nario-Redmond, Faculty

Class of 2015

  • David Coleman, Trustee
  • James M. Malz ’87, Trustee
  • Jennifer L. Miller, Faculty
  • Elizabeth M. Okuma, Former Officer of the College
  • Roxanne S. Sorrick, Faculty
  • Constance Stopper, Faculty
  • Paul M. Whitacre ’78, Trustee

Class of 2014

  • Lori E. Varlotta, Ph.D., Former Officer of the College
  • Paul Bowers, Former Officer of the College
  • David M. Carr ’83, Trustee
  • Randall S. Dearth, Former Trustee
  • Rev. Dr. William H. Edwards, Former Trustee
  • Curtiss L. Isler, Trustee Emeritus
  • Candice Millard, Friend of the College
  • Kristen Leigh Parkinson, Faculty
  • Bruce Joseph Shylo ’71, Trustee

Class of 2013

  • Boaz Ganor
  • Willard Priest Greenwood II, Faculty
  • Dalia Dassa Kaye
  • James Leach
  • John Payiavlas
  • Kerry Martin Skora, Faculty
  • Michael Schwartz, PhD
  • Lucia D. Swanson ’70, Trustee

Class of 2012

  • Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Robert D. Haak, Officer of the College
  • Rodney Hessinger, Faculty
  • William R. Joseph, Former Trustee
  • Donald W. Kaatz ’74, Trustee
  • Earl T. Kissell, Faculty
  • Paul O’Neill
  • Connie Schultz
  • Dorothy Munson Steele, Former Trustee

Class of 2011

  • Gay Cull Addicott, Former Trustee
  • Jan Naylor Cope
  • David R. Franklin
  • Janet M. Pope, Faculty
  • Andrew E. Randall, Trustee
  • Vivien E. Sandlund, Faculty

Class of 2010

  • William L. Aamoth, Trustee
  • James M. Abbuhl, Former Officer of the College
  • Olivia P. Garfield, Former Trustee
  • Bradley W. Goodner, Faculty
  • Douglas M. Hardman ’80, Trustee
  • C. Thomas Harvie, Trustee Emeritus
  • Cheryl B. Torsney, Former Officer of the College

Class of 2009

  • Thomas J. Freyvogel, Former Trustee
  • Michael Gilligan
  • Patrick S. Roberts, Former Officer of the College
  • Timothy J. Ryan, Congressman
  • Laura Van Wormer Andy, Faculty

Class of 2008

  • Timothy A. Bryan, Former Officer of the College
  • Davina J. Gosnell, Faculty
  • Stephen W. Jones, Former Officer of the College
  • Ella W. Kirk, Faculty
  • Philip Lader
  • Sandra I. Madar, Faculty
  • Anil Singh-Molares
  • Debra M. Rodriguez, Faculty
  • Robert W. Turner ’72, Trustee

Class of 2007

  • Martin C. Clague ’64, Trustee Emeritus
  • Eric D. Fingerhut
  • Randall J. Fusco, Faculty
  • Edith Hill
  • Joan Jagow
  • Ronald B. Richard
  • G. A. Sywassink, Former Trustee

Class of 2006

  • James F. Creagan, Former Trustee
  • Bradley S. Gubser, Faculty
  • Bruce Hoffman
  • Jonathan F. Moody, Faculty
  • Robert D. Pinsky

Class of 2005

  • Kenneth D. Ackerman
  • Malcolm Butler
  • Robin C. Cottingham
  • Joseph M. Fernandez ’82, Trustee
  • Donald L. Plusquellic
  • William J. Recker, Trustee Emeritus

Class of 2004

  • David A. Allen, Former Officer of the College
  • Linda Bourassa, Faculty
  • David Dix
  • Helen Dix
  • Janet Dix, Trustee
  • Richard Hyde, Faculty
  • Hon. Alphonso Jackson
  • William S. Johnson, Former Officer of the College
  • Tahlman Krumm, Jr., Former Trustee
  • H. Todd Morris ’62, Trustee Emeritus
  • Eric Riedel, Former Officer of the College
  • Dean Scarborough, Former Trustee
  • Lisa Thibodeau, Former Officer of the College

Class of 2003

  • David T. Abbott
  • Kenneth D. Alpern, Faculty
  • Colleen Fried, Faculty
  • Mary K. Holmes, Former Trustee

Class of 2002

  • Elizabeth B. Juliano ’84, Trustee
  • J. Kevin McMahon, Former Trustee
  • Lisa Bixenstine Safford, Faculty
  • Ellen Gail Lowenfeld Walker, Faculty

Class of 2001

  • Donald L. Batisky ’83, Trustee
  • Mary Ann Brockett, Faculty
  • Jeanette Grasselli Brown
  • Max E. Burr, Former Trustee
  • Nikki Cvetkovic, Faculty
  • Joyce Dyer, Faculty
  • Richard J. Scaldini, Former Officer of the College
  • Ellen Summers, Faculty

Class of 2000

  • Ugur Aker, Faculty
  • Jimmy Buchanan, Faculty
  • Wilton Connor, Former Trustee
  • Prudence J. Hall, Faculty
  • Ruben L. Holloway, Former Trustee
  • N. Allen Kannapell, Former Trustee
  • P. Charles Miller, Jr., Former Trustee
  • Jane Green Schaller
  • Glenn R. Sharfman, Faculty

Class of 1999

  • Gail C. Ambuske, Faculty
  • Thomas W. Andrews ’59, Trustee Emeritus
  • George Seymour Bissell
  • Gwen Bredendieck Fischer, Faculty
  • Barbara Hiney, Former Trustee
  • Thomas A. Pascarella, Faculty
  • Bob Taft, Governor
  • Davis Young, Trustee Emeritus

Class of 1998

  • R. Thomas Green, Jr., Trustee Emeritus
  • Terry W. Hartle
  • Matthew H. Hils, Faculty
  • Kenneth C. Moore ’69, Trustee

Class of 1997

  • Nozar Alaolmolki, Faculty
  • Monty L. Curtis, Former Officer of the College
  • Robert L. Faulkner, Sr., Former Trustee
  • James A. Karman, Former Trustee
  • Robert W. Malone, Former Trustee
  • Linda T. Schuring, Former Trustee
  • Daniel M. Slane, Former Trustee
  • Harry L. Stiggers, Trustee Emeritus
  • Dennis J. Taylor, Faculty

Class of 1996

  • Jo Ann S. Barefoot, Former Trustee
  • David L. Brennan
  • Carl A. Draucker, Former Trustee
  • Katherine Feather, Faculty
  • Geofrey Greenleaf, Former Trustee
  • William E. Kingzett, Former Trustee

Class of 1995

  • Roger G. Baldwin ’69, Trustee
  • Thomas V. Chema, Former Trustee
  • Rudolph H. Garfield, Former Trustee
  • Jan Green, Faculty
  • Craig L. Moser, Faculty
  • Richard Pejeau

Class of 1994

  • Glenna S. Bissell
  • Lester E. Coleman
  • Paula Frohring, Trustee
  • Richard A. Gescheidt, Former Trustee
  • Honorable R. Morgan Hamilton, Former Trustee
  • Myrtis E. Herndon, Faculty
  • Martin Huehner, Faculty
  • Robert D. Moeller, Faculty

Class of 1993

  • Joseph M. Clapp
  • Robert M. Ginn
  • William H. Kelly
  • Richard W. Powers, Former Officer of the College
  • Richard Thompson, Trustee
  • Stephen L. Zabor, Faculty

Class of 1992

  • Kathleen A. Coleman ’87, Trustee
  • C.J. Fiordalis, Former Trustee
  • Frank I. Harding, Former Trustee
  • Vivian P. Makosky, Former Officer of the College
  • Damaris Peters Pike, Faculty
  • Phillip L. Warburton, Former Trustee

Class of 1991

  • Ann Amer Brennan, Trustee Emeritus
  • George H. Foote
  • Frederick William Martin, Former Trustee
  • Jane Oyarzun, Faculty
  • Dixon Slingerland, Faculty
  • W.R. Timken, Jr.

Class of 1990

  • Sheryl L. Buckley ’68, Trustee Emeritus
  • Weldon W. Case
  • William M. Oldham, Former Trustee
  • G. Benjamin Oliver, Former Officer of the College
  • Wesley J. Pignolet, Former Trustee
  • Paul F. Sharp

Class of 1989

  • Alan G. Brant, Former Trustee
  • Richard Cornelison
  • John P. Dandalides
  • Sylvia Beal Yankey, Former Officer of the College
  • Steven A. Minter
  • Frank E. Samuel, Jr.
  • William Wolf Streeter, Former Officer of the College
  • Gordon G. Wepfer, Faculty

Class of 1988

  • Robert H. Atwell
  • Gary Craig, Former Officer of the College
  • Vincent DiGirolamo, Trustee Emeritus
  • Carol Donley, Faculty
  • Michael A. Grajek, Faculty
  • Allen C. Holmes
  • Samuel H. Miller
  • Linda Lou Pierce, Faculty
  • Jan Hopkins Trachtman, Former Trustee
  • Bert L. Wolstein

Class of 1987

  • John T.S. Andrews, Faculty
  • Larry D. Bouts, Former Trustee
  • William W. Falsgraf
  • Jon W. Fuller
  • James R. Garfield II
  • David B. Moss, Faculty
  • Sandra Parker, Faculty
  • Mario Renzi, Faculty
  • George R. Sprogis

Class of 1986

  • David Rollins Anderson, Faculty
  • Michael Dively, Former Trustee
  • Carl A. Gerstacker
  • John Charles Koritansky, Faculty
  • Harold Dean Mahan
  • S. Thomas Niccolls, Faculty
  • Eugenia M. Thornton Silver
  • Homer C. Wadsworth
  • Robert J. White

Class of 1985

  • Russell Aiuto, Former Officer of the College
  • Hale Chatfield, Faculty
  • Ralph P. Cebulla, Faculty
  • Hilda Patricia Curran, Former Trustee
  • David E. Harrold, Former Trustee
  • William Macfarlane Jones, Former Trustee
  • William J. Laughner, Jr., Faculty
  • Margaret J. Madden
  • Arnold G. Schuring, Former Trustee

Class of 1984

  • Robert E. Fleming, Faculty
  • Edward C. Foote, Former Trustee
  • Forrest D. Hayes, Former Trustee
  • Andrew J. Konick, Faculty
  • Terry H. Kovel
  • Ralph M. Kovel
  • Frances M. Pendleton
  • Paul M. Rilling
  • Edward J. Smerek, Faculty
  • Andrew J. Stofanee

Class of 1983

  • Jamie H. Barrow
  • Lisle M. Buckingham
  • Andrew C. Currie, Jr., Former Trustee
  • Robert O. Fishel
  • David J. Fratus, Faculty
  • Yuksel Ismail, Faculty

Class of 1982

  • Paul Eugene Barton, Former Trustee
  • Bradford Burnham, Former Trustee
  • James R. Case, Faculty
  • George J. Gauthier, Faculty
  • Esther S. Gerstacker, Trustee
  • Dorothy I. MacConkey, Former Officer of the College
  • Sam I. Sato, Trustee
  • Robert W. Sawyer, Faculty
  • Oberta A. Slotterbeck, Faculty
  • Brainerd P. Stranahan, Faculty
  • Gary W. Weimer, Former Officer of the College

Class of 1981

  • Lawrence C. Becker, Faculty
  • Kenneth Clark Deemer
  • Eleanor Jammal, Former Trustee
  • Garen N. Kelley
  • H. Alexander Pendleton, Former Trustee
  • George S. Schroeder, Faculty
  • J. William Stanton

Class of 1980

  • John N. Carr, Honorary Trustee
  • Howard M. Ratcliff, Former Trustee
  • Norma Eaton Rodgers
  • Wyman C. Rutledge, Former Trustee
  • Oliver C. Schroeder
  • Howard Francis Taylor
  • Charity Cannon Willard

Class of 1979

  • Hilda Vencl Carr
  • William R. Conrad, Jr., Former Trustee
  • Anne Kinder Eaton
  • Ellen Knief Jagow
  • Thomas William Mastin
  • Dudley J. Taw

Class of 1978

  • Robert S. Bingham, Former Officer of the College
  • Richard H. Ekman, Former Officer of the College
  • Morgan Greenwood
  • J. Philip Jones, Former Trustee
  • Donald L. Perris
  • Ruth C. Roush
  • Francis V. Scalzi, Faculty

Class of 1977

  • Fletcher L. Byrom
  • Donald Dooley, Faculty Emeritus
  • Edwin W. Martin, Faculty
  • Eleanor Mayhew, Former Trustee
  • Ralph A. Nittinger, Faculty
  • Adah Peirce, Faculty Emerita
  • James M. Wilsman

Class of 1976

  • Elmer V. Demeter, Former Trustee
  • Robert Clinton Dix
  • Allen H. Harnar
  • Robert F. Merwin
  • Joseph D. Reed, Former Trustee
  • Robert L. Watson, Faculty

Class of 1974

  • Paul E. Beck, Former Trustee
  • Louis H. Berk
  • E. Mandell deWindt
  • James E. Dunlap, Former Trustee
  • Maurice A. Fox
  • Stephen H. Fuller
  • William Dickel Hoskin
  • Robert L. Hubbell, Former Trustee
  • William B. Klee
  • Noel A. McBride
  • A. Dean Perry
  • Stanley M. Proctor, Former Trustee
  • James R. Rinehart, Former Trustee
  • Herbert E. Strawbridge
  • William D. White
  • Ralph M. Whitticar III, Former Trustee

Class of 1973

  • Inducted October 26, 1973
  • Howard R. Arndt, Former Trustee
  • Paul Warren Briggs
  • Francis A. Coy
  • Clyde O. Davis
  • Martha Derthick
  • Arthur B. Modell
  • Inducted January 26, 1973
  • Paul M. Augenstein
  • Miner Searle Bates
  • Ralph M. Besse
  • Betty Cope
  • Harold E. Davis
  • Paul H. Davis
  • Eleanor Delfs
  • Charles Austin Doan
  • Charles A. Henry
  • Charles Edward Hubbell
  • George F. Karch
  • William M. McVey
  • James A. (Dolph) Norton
  • William L. Reed
  • Cornelia Augenstein Robinson
  • Kent H. Smith
  • Estal E. Sparlin
  • Robert C. Turner
  • Allyn Collins Vine
  • Honorable Paul C. Weick
  • Jamie H. Barrow
  • Lisle M. Buckingham
  • Andrew C. Currie, Jr., Former Trustee
  • Robert O. Fishel
  • David J. Fratus, Faculty
  • Yuksel Ismail, Faculty
  • Honorable August Pryatel
  • Thomas W. Wolfe

Trustees, Honorary Trustees, Professors, and Officers of the College

Charles L. AdamsKimon GiocarinisWilliam R. Miner
Allan S. AustinRoyce G. GruenlerHerald B. Monroe
Stephen K. BaileyPaul M. GustafsonJames A. Nelson
James H. Barrow, Jr.Paul A. HendersonJames M. Nicholson
Gaylord S. BatesJanet HenryDorena E. Norton
Hamilton BeattyLewis T. HillThorn Pendleton
Ila K. BennettWilson J. HoffmanEugene H. Peters
Dwight H. BergWilliam H. HollingerPaul A. Rochford
Howard S. BissellSidney D. L. Jackson, Jr.Edward B. Rosser
Robert K. BissellElmer JagowGalen J. Roush
Esther Treudley BowmanWendell G. JohnsonIrvin W. Sander
Webb P. Chamberlain, Jr.Edwin L. KennedyHubert H. Schneider
Byron C. ChristmanWalter Rea KnightJohn B. Shaw
Joseph M. DenhamDessie LoudonHarry E. Smoyer
Everest P. DerthickPaul E. MartinG. Gordon Strong
C. Brent DeVoreRobert MacDowellMary Louise Vincent
Dale A. DreisbachMeril A. MayRalph T. Warburton
Wendell A. FalsgrafDuane M. MayhewFrank B. Warren
Charles M. FentonHarry B. McCormickWalter B. Webb
R. Paul FergusonLawrence McGaugheyThomas O. Weir
Frank B. FisherCharles F. McKinleyJ. Robert Wilson
Gertrude Lewis FrohringWilliam W. MilliganJ. William Zabor
Paul R. Frohring