Anna Belisle Daley '28
Executive Director of Victim Witness Assistance, Activist
After moving to Fresno, CA in 1942, Ms. Daley became a power in the Democratic Party, founded the San Francisco Council of Democratic Clubs, served on California's Democratic Central Committee, and was a delegate to several Democratic presidential conventions. At the age of 65 she became the executive secretary to the sheriff of the city and county of San Francisco. She then headed the Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the San Francisco District Attorney's office, before retiring in 1988.
Dr. Marion Metheke Melish is a specialist in childhood infectious diseases and the first researcher to describe Kawasaki disease in the United States. She received her M.D. from Yale University in 1966, and then pursued a fellowship in pediatrics and microbiology at the University of Rochester, completing her internship at Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. She later joined the University of California as a professor of pediatrics, where she completed research projects on Toxic Shock Syndrome and Kawasaki disease. She is now a professor of pediatrics at the University of Hawaii, and was named Hawaii's scientist of the year in 1990 by the College Scientist's Foundation.
Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1990 pg. 13
After graduating from Middlebury, Woody Jackson spent a couple of years living in a commune outside of town and then headed for Yale, where he earned a master's degree in fine arts. His trademark image, the black and white Holstein, made its debut in a 1974 show at the College's gallery, called simply "Cows." From that start, Woody's cows have become a symbol for the state of Vermont, and the Vermont state of mind. Woody's cows have been found on the sides of Ben & Jerry's ice cream trucks and containers, on sweatshirts, aprons and plywood sculptures. Many of these cow-covered items are now manufactured by Woody's Middlebury-based company, Holy Cow, Inc. dapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1990 pg. 14
Young Alumni Achievement Award
Ingrid Burke, of Bellevue, Colorado, received her Ph.D. in botany from the University of Wyoming in 1987. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Wood Science and a research associate at the National Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State. She is involved in inter-disciplinary research programs investigating the control of plant productivity, soil organic matter turnover and trace gas flux in the Great Plains. She has received numerous research grants and honors, beginning with her involvement as part of a team of Middlebury undergraduates that received a National Science Foundation grant for a study of the Ray Mountains of Alaska. Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1990 pg. 13