Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 1, Page 31
Fall 1992
Alumni briefs

1992 Outstanding Alumni honored
     For meritious service to the University, M. Jane Wiley Richter,
Delaware '59, and Robert V.A. Harra Jr., Delaware '71, were named 1992
Outstanding Alumni-the unanimous choices of the Alumni Association Awards
     A Dover, Del., resident, Richter is a member of the University of
Delaware Frear Commission and coordinator of the Kent County (Delaware)
alumni chapter. A past member of the Alumni Board of Directors and its
nominating committee, she serves on the Advisory Committee of the Volunteer
Admissions Support Team (VAST). After beginning her studies at the
University of Delaware in the 1950s, she re-enrolled in 1979 and graduated
with high honors three years later with a bachelor's degree in individual
and family studies.
     Owner and director of The Little School Inc., Richter is a trustee of
the Delaware Foundation for Retarded Children Inc. and a board member of
Kent General Hospital, Second National Bank, the Delaware Agricultural
Museum and the Kent County Vocational and Technical School District.
     Harra is immediate past president of the Alumni Association. A member
of the Bob Carpenter Center Capital Campaign steering committee, the
Wilmington resident previously was the Alumni Board's vice president and
treasurer, and he served on the Committee of Advisers in the University's
presidential search in 1988-89.
     Promoted last spring to executive vice president of Wilmington Trust
Co. Inc., Harra is president of the Delaware Bankers Association and board
president of the University & Whist Club of Wilmington Inc. He also serves
on the boards of the Delaware Community Investment Corp., the National
Conference of Christians and Jews (Delaware region), Jobs for Delaware
Graduates and the Salvation Army (past chairman), and he sits on the
finance committee of the Neighborhood House Inc. Harra received a
bachelor's degree in accounting.