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Marcia Kraft Goin ’54

Marcia Kraft Goin’s lifetime dream was to become a doctor. After studying biology and chemistry at Middlebury, she graduated in 1954 and headed off to Yale University, where she planned to pursue internal medicine. But Yale’s Department of Psychiatry was the national leader in psychiatric research at that time and Marcia became hooked. She graduated in 1958, one of the first Middlebury women to graduate from medical school in the ’50s, and ultimately completed her psychiatric residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital/University of Southern California. She also earned her Ph.D. from Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. Today she is a professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Her dedication to serving the mentally ill, educating the public that mental illness is treatable and diagnosable, researching strategies in psychiatric education, researching the causes and effects of discrimination based on race, religion, and social class, measuring the outcomes of treatment, and working with her late husband to study the psychological reaction to plastic surgery operations have all made her a leader in the field of psychiatry. Her academic appointment has allowed her to share her expertise with countless students and psychiatric residents and her numerous publications have added great depth to psychotherapy research.

In the mid-90s, Marcia decided to become involved in American Psychiatric Association politics and ran for national office, becoming an elected trustee at large. In 2000 she became the vice president and was then elected president in 2003. Her main goals included decreasing the stigma associated with mental illnesses, as well as increasing public education and research funding for mental health. Marcia has given of her time to several other psychiatric societies as well and, not surprisingly, she has garnered numerous awards over the years.

For her many accomplishments in her impressive career, we are pleased to recognize Marcia with the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award.



Timothy Rub ’74

Timothy Rub planned to be an English major at Middlebury but after an art history class with John Hunisak, he was persuaded that art was his first love and he never looked back. After graduating in 1974, he went on to earn an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU and attained an internship at the Metropolitan Museum. Landing his first real job in a museum, as curator of the Cooper-Hewitt in New York, he began the road that has led to his successful career in museum leadership. After four years he left to earn his master’s from the Yale University School of Management and added a skill to his resume that is rare among art museum directors. He secured a job as associate director, then director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth and simultaneously went through Harvard University’s yearlong Program for Art Museum Directors.

His career launched, Timothy caught the eye of the Cincinnati Art Museum, where he became the director in 2000. For the first time he was overseeing a large construction project, a $10 million wing, and he also raised an endowment allowing for the elimination of admission fees, among other accomplishments. It was inevitable that other museums would take notice. In 2006 he was appointed director and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he oversaw the beginning of a major $350 million expansion and renovation project that aimed to boost the museum’s space by 50 percent. The project was successfully on its way when Timothy received the offer of a lifetime—to become the George Widener Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a museum whose collection he has loved since he was a young man.

One of the best-regarded museum directors in the world, Timothy Rub has gone from earning an art history degree from Middlebury to becoming an art museum leader with a solid art-history background and expertise in managing building and fund-raising projects. It is with pride and great pleasure that we present him with the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award.

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