Alumni Alumni in the News

September 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Athens Messenger: Putting Down Roots: Ed Newman

The Athens Messenger interviewed College of Arts & Sciences alum Ed Newman ’81, ’03M for its series on “Putting Down Roots,” students who came and decided to stay in Athens.

Newman “currently serves on the board of the nonprofit Athens County Recycling Centers Inc., is on the Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission and is temporarily serving as the city’s litter control officer,” according to the Sept. 27 article. Among the questions the Messenger asked him:

What is your fondest memory of attending OU?

I loved taking classes in the botany department. I very much liked the professors there and in the geography department, too. People like Dr. James Cavender, Dr. Graffius (who just passed away this past week), Drs. Art Bickle, Warren Wistendahl, Irwin Unger and others in the department, but also professors like Nancy Bain and Myron Sturgeon and a slew of other ones that I really liked and learned from. I had some great friends here and also in the community. Hilarie Lee, now Burhans, was the first “townie” I met here and we’re still friends today. It was easy to become part of this community and that is why I love it here so much.

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