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l € · .7 ` y • • • • • • • • • • • _ • • O • O I O O • • • 4. hy • • • • • y • i 1 ‘ r i i William Markesbery Bobbie Ann Mason Thomas M. Niles 1 • ii 1 . his talents to the improvement of agriculture. nurturing he gave me when l was young. 1 · , Among Phillip’s major contributions was the must include my mother who was his full i _ development of a no-tillage system to maintain partner in everything he did." Y _ and improve crop production on sloping soils, Kirwan has had more than 25 years of the development of double cropping systems experience at College Park, joining the faculty O with soybeans following barley and wheat to as an assistant mathematics professor in 1964, ° provide two crops in one year for Kentucky becoming chairman of the math department in ' farmers, and the campaign to increase corn, 1977, and vice chancellor for academic affairs l ‘ soybean and wheat production so that Kentucky in 1981. With his induction into the Hall, Kirwan i • could be competitive with the corn belt. Due and his father become the only father and son • to his efforts, the no·till system is being used team in the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. world wide. Phillips says it is important to "be Named editor of the Kentucky Post in _ -· . straight-forward” and to iiestablish tolerance for 1983, Clabes confirms that being the first woman i' ie, other people and their ideas and _ editor of a major Kentucky paper was not easy. 1 opinions,. . .and don’t take one’s selftoo seriously? “lt’s tough being first," she says. "People are R Thomas Niles and William Kirwan looking at you to set the pace for every other ` t ii ‘ share the idea that a successful person is one woman. You’re the trailblazer for everybody, \~ _, who finds whatever he or she is doing personally not just yourself. ’ j · fulfilling. Agreeing with that, judith Clabes “For mef’ says Clabes, "success is says, “Work at something you like; work is too defined in extremely personal terms: l would l wnnam Kirwan much a part of our lives to do it just for not feel successful if my relationship with my i money or status.” husband and children was not happy and • Niles is the fitst and Only native thriving." She says that no one succeeds alone • Kentuckian to work his way up the diplomatic and weins against ¤agi€€tii`¤g Ot seeriiieing · career ladder to the rank of ambassador, becoming neisonel relationships; in pension does not . American ambassador to Canada in 1985. He i<€€P YOUT iaat Waim in old agaii l , may be one of the few people ever profession· Andreas Prindl, who says “hard work r _ ally rewarded because he told the White House distinguishes the best from tbe nierelv good? i _ something it didn`t want to hear. During definesasuccessful person as one who is “utilizing l fOi·i·n€i· Pygsidgnt Rgnald Rgaganig {rip {0 Bonn OY her 3blll[l€S to tl'I€ {L1ll€St, 3Ct1I`1g lIIt€lll· • in 1985, plans were made for him to lay a g€titiY» bonesilv and with iilimtiir making a ° wreath at the West German military cemetery €0¤tYibt1ti0¤ t0 tha Fast of 50€i€tY·" • at Bittburg. Niles warned that the U.S. was net Doris Wilkinson believes that one must • ggnjlng giccuyatg infigyrnatlgn about; the EXQCCK [O SLlCC€€d Hfld that u3.l.1Kl"1€DtlC SUCCESS Gennnn wat dead buried there - and that does not come easily as a gift or an inheritance. laying the wreath could cause embarrassment. it is earned tiii'0¤gii itatti WOtl< and elilisenee~" y y' if Y Although the White House ignored it, his Prindl began his banking career in 1964 i assessment proved to be correct. His reputation when he went to work for Morgan Guaranty, l skyrocketed in the eyes of senior White House which was to be the only company he worked a authorities, leading directly to his assignment for until 1984 when he joined Nomura as ·_ t as ambassador to Canada. Soon he will have managing director. Nomura, a japanese firm, is the important mission of the U.S.’s first ambas· the world’s largest international investment i i` sador to the European Common Market. finance house. i Eynlyn Gnii iarcyinnn Kirwan, who is president of the Univer- He believes ethical behavior to be the sity of Maryland’s College Park campus, says basis of all human interaction, and that “it hardly "For long-term happiness the most important need be discussed —— ethics should be embedded, thing to think about is establishing a good set and followed without further consideration? of principles and ethics to live by." Grateful for Wilkinson is the 1989 winner of the I his father’s inspiration, “both by example as a National DuBois·]ohnson-Frazier Award for human being in his values and principles and her exemplary contributions to minority commitment to higher education and to things research and the field of race relations. l hold near and dear, and by the support and Aprofessor of sociology at UK,Wilkinson l a KY ALUMNUS l . l