Roger D. Mitchell ’62
After graduation, I became a management trainee with J.C. Penney Co., followed by a position as a sales representative with Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Co.
Thereafter, I began my career in education as a middle-school teacher. I was recruited to join Rutgers University – Newark. For the last five of my seven years at Rutgers, I was an assistant vice president/assistant provost. I left Rutgers in 1975 to begin my doctoral program in education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Following graduation, I joined Passaic County College in New Jersey to coordinate a federally funded developing institution grant.
In 1987, I joined the National Urban League education staff in New York City to coordinate a National Science Foundation–funded project to develop science curricula for early childhood learners. This position opened the door to science and technology education.
I was recruited by the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago in 1991 to become director of public programs. Three years later, I was loaned to the National Science Foundation for four years, as a program officer in informal science education.
The final five years of my working career was as a vice president for educational services at WHYY, the PBS station in Philadelphia, Pa.
When I retired in September 2002, the real fun began. I became a dance host on cruise ships plying the world’s oceans. I served on many ships over a four-year period. Today, I reside in Sarasota, Fla. I am in my seventh year as a volunteer medical missionary with an eye team that operates a clinic and performs surgery in Fiji every November. I also volunteer with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where I am a certified boat crewman and galley chef.
What a life, and it isn’t over yet!
outside Paris, France
Tad Brown ’58
landed in Orgeval, France, in 1975 to begin working in Paris with Rousselot International. He and his wife, Nicole, have three children and three grandchildren. Brown calls himself a polyglot and amateur musician; he plays several wind instruments including the ocarina and anglo concertina.
Orgeval is a fruit-producing village known for fancy pears, strawberries, and superb raspberries. The village boasts a 12th-century church, the remains of a Cistercian abbey, ample hiking paths, and riding stables. Le Moulin d’Orgeval is a first-class hotel and restaurant. With easy access to motorways, Paris is only about 25 minutes away, and other day excursions are within close proximity.
Visit Saint Germain en Laye, a historic city with a castle, a museum of archaeology, and a terrace with a panoramic view of Paris. Other nearby castles include the Palace of Versailles, the chateau and forest of Rambouillet, and the Chateau de Breteuil. Also visit Les Andelys and its ruined medieval castle, Chataeu Gaillard, where Richard the Lionheart fought battles. Another worthwhile trip is to Giverny to see impressionist painter Claude Monet’s house and gardens.
Only two hours away is Deauville, known for its beautiful sand beaches as well as its annual yearling auction, one of the world’s biggest sales of thoroughbred horses. If you fancy horse racing, Maisons Laffitte is the equivalent of England’s Newmarket.
For golfers, there are several world-class courses including the Saint-Nom-la-Bretéche in La Tuilerie, about 15 miles west of Paris. One of France’s most exclusive golf clubs, its clubhouse is a former 18th-century manor house.
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Irish eyes are smilin’ on Evan Zimmerman ’11 at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland.
John ’93 and Stacy Taylor Frazier ’93 with their children, Alyssa and Sebastian at Mt. Fuji, Japan.