Mary (Pannell) Bearden took two semesters of modern dance in 1952 and 1953. She wrote a term paper about the Indian Ballerinas, and now, living in Tulsa, has written a book about them. Bearden was in the Pride of Oklahoma, along with three of her sisters and a brother, and her three younger brothers played football for OU. The siblings are all still OU fans, especially since they grew up in the "shadow" of the university, just two blocks away. Bearden’s family was the Pannells who populated the school from 1948 until 1970 (plus or minus a few years!).
Mary Cooper Belcher graduated from OU in 2004 with a master's degree in Social Work. She currently works in Child Protective Services for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She has worked for DHS for five years and has participated in the OU Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP). Belcher loves and promotes OU football and OU academics to all she can.
After leaving OU, Hoffman received a Ph.D. in Biology from Princeton in 1952. He remained as a junior faculty member until 1956 when he went to study at Cambridge University (England), returning in 1957 to pursue research at the National Heart Institute in Bethesda, MD. In 1965, Hoffman became professor of physiology at Yale Medical School, where he has remained ever since. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1981; became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Biophysical Society; gained membership in the American Association of the Advancement of Science; was a foreign member of the Argentina Biophysical Society; and was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Sciences. Hoffman was president of the Biophysical Society (1985-86) and president of the Society of General Physiologists (1975-76). He served as chairman of the Department of Physiology at Yale Medical School from 1967-69 and again from 1973-79. Hoffman was the editor of the Annual Review of Physiology (1985-2005) and has served on numerous editorial boards, NIH and international committees. In 2004 he became, and actively remains, the Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale Medical School.
Knotts, Charles Thomas:
Charles Thomas “Tom” Knotts received a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture in 1988 and a master’s degree in Environmental Science in 1994. After retiring from OU’s Department of Architectural & Engineering Services as the Campus Planner, Knotts opened a winery in east Norman, Redbud Ridge Vineyard & Winery. The winery is the culmination of about 15 years of planning and an effort to stay busy in retirement.
Vincent Maligno graduated in 1973 with a master's degree in Human Relations. He took most of his courses at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, through the extended program. He also attended main campus and took his final course in Kadena AB, Okinawa, while stationed on Guam. Maligno was the first person from the island of Guam to graduate from OU. This was such a big event that Dr. George Henderson came to Guam and conducted a graduation ceremony for Maligno that was publicized in the Pacific Stars & Stripes newspaper. While on Guam, Maligno became the mentor of OU students' internships. He and his family were also stationed in Germany for five years. After leaving the Air Force as a Major he went to work for the New York City Department of Education. Currently, Maligno is the Assistant Principal of Manhattan High School and has just completed a first novel, John of Divinity (johnofdivinity.com). Maligno and his wife Amelia have six children and four granddaughters.
John Morella obtained a master’s degree in Special Education in 1965, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1973, both from OU. Though currently "retired" form academia and a private practice, Morella offers psychological services to the public, and has two books, "A Guide for Effective Psycholotherapy" (2006, Helm Publishing) and "Give Teens a Break! (A Positive Look at Our Teens)' (2009, American Book Publishing). Go SOONERS!
Dave Rausch is currently Associate Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Athletics Representative at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, where he was named the first Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science. Rausch joined the WTAMU faculty in 1998, coming to Canyon from the School of Social Science at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.V. His teaching fields and research interests include state and local politics, religion and politics, legislative studies, public policy, European politics and direct democracy. He has numerous books, articles and papers to his credit as well as several University awards. In June 2009, Rausch traveled to Germany to participate in a Fulbright Commission German Studies Seminar. He earned a master’s degree in Political Science in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 1995 from OU.
Pamela (Brooks) Reagan earned a master's degree in Library Science in 1977, and currently works as the Interlibrary Loan Department Manager at the Tulsa City-County Library System.
Carla Rogers is an MSW graduate of 2005. Currently, she works for George Nigh Rehab in Okmulgee, a part of the OUSHC family.
Duane Roller received his master’s degree in Latin at OU in 1968. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Harvard in 1971. Roller has been involved in archaeological field work in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and North Africa. He was a Fulbright Scholar three times (Poland, India and Austria). He was the Karl-Franzens Distinguished Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Graz in Austria in 2007, and taught many years at the Ohio State University. He has just completed his ninth and tenth books: the former is an edition of the seminal Geography of Eratosthenes of Kyrene (who invented the discipline, in the third century B.C.), published by Princeton; the latter is a biography of Cleopatra, to be published by Oxford and to appear in early 2010.