Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 23
Five alumni inducted  into Wall of Fame

     Five alumni were inducted in May into the Alumni Wall of Fame,
which recognizes alumni achievements in diverse fields. The Wall of
Fame exhibit is housed in the Alumni Room of the Perkins Student
     Howard E. Cosgrove '70M, a member of the UD Board of Trustees, is
chairman, president and chief executive officer of Delmarva Power &
Light Co., Wilmington, Del. He received a bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a master's
of business administration from the University of Delaware. He also
completed the advanced management program at Harvard University.
     John N. McDowell '31 of Wilmington, Del., became the first full-
time executive secretary of the UD Alumni Association in 1938. He left
this position in 1943 to serve in World War II for three years as a
Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, returning in 1946 to Alumni and
Public Relations. McDowell left the University in 1947 to become
administrative assistant to former U.S. Rep. J. Caleb Boggs for four
years, later serving as Delaware Secretary of State from 1953-58.
     Jane Margaret O'Brien '81PhD of Roanoke, Va., is currently
president of Hollins College in Virginia. Prior to her appointment,
she was an associate professor and dean of faculty at Middlebury
College in Vermont. O'Brien serves on the board of directors of the
Norfolk-Southern Corp. and the Virginia Institute of Political
     Reed E. Pyeritz '68 of Pittsburgh, Pa., was the first recipient
of the Alexander J. Taylor Award, which recognizes the outstanding
senior male of each graduating class. He then went on to earn both a
Ph.D. and an M.D. from Harvard University. A leader of the research
team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that discovered
the cause of, and pioneered life-saving treatment for, Marfan
Syndrome, Pyeritz currently is the chairperson of the Department of
Human Genetics at Allegheny Singer Research Institute and director of
the Center for Medical Genetics for the Allegheny Health, Education
and Research Foundation. He serves as a professor of medicine and
pediatrics at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann
University in Philadelphia.
     The Hon. Sue Lewis Robinson '76 was appointed in 1991 by former
President Bush to serve as judge in the U.S. District Court for
Delaware. She also served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for Delaware from
1983-1988, when she became U.S. Magistrate Judge for Delaware.
Robinson earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law
School in 1978, and she has received numerous commendations for her
work in areas such as Medicare fraud and land condemnation. In 1988,
she was presented the Inspector General's Integrity Award from the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.