John (Jack) J. Schrems, M.A. 1960, Ph.D. 1965 (A&S), of Audubon, Pa., has written a revised edition of his book Understanding Principles of Politics and the State (University Press of America).
Bernard “Bernie” McInerney, M.F.A. 1963 (A&S), of Rutherford, N.J., is an actor in three new movies: “Dan in Real Life” with Steve Carell (which premiered in October), “Never, Forever” with Vera Farmiga (to premiere this December) and “Marker” with Steven Seagal (to premiere next summer).
Nicholas D. Brown, B.M.E. 1965, M.M.E. 1969 (ENGR), of Plant City, Fla., published his first novel, Norman’s Assault (AuthorHouse).
Deanna L. Louie, M.A. 1966 (A&S), retired on May 19 after 40 years of college teaching. She taught English, philosophy and accounting at the University of Great Falls, Mont., from 1966 to 1987. From 1987 to 2007 she taught at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus, in Minnesota. In May she received a national award for excellence in community college teaching. She and husband George Golden live in Lino Lakes, Minn.
Nancy H. Nielsen, M.S. 1967, Ph.D. 1970 (A&S), a board-certified internist from Buffalo, N.Y., was named president-elect of the American Medical Association. She will assume the office of AMA president in June 2008 — the second woman ever to hold the AMA’s highest elected office.
Richard A. Darne, D.M.A. 1969 (MUSIC), was honored by the Cedar Lane Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 23 in recognition of his 40 years of service as their director of music/organist. During that time he developed a large music program that includes an adult choir, chamber choir, two youth choirs and handbell choir, as well as a successful concert series.
Kathryn Jo “Katy” (Diamond) Lynch, B.A. 1969 (A&S), earned a diploma in 1998 as the eldest graduate in the history of Duke Medical School. She is a physician at the Tallulah Health Center in Robbinsville, N.C. She has four grandchildren, the youngest of whom she delivered in April on his parents’ garage floor.