University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 3/1996
Now and then

     In a story on the 50th anniversary of the G.I. Bill, The
Messenger inadvertently ran the wrong photograph from the 1943
Blue Hen Yearbook. Robert F. Siemen, a retired DuPont Co.
personnel supervisor who lives in Newark, Del., is shown here as
a senior at the University and as he is today. A former sports
editor of The Review, he says he is most pleased with the four
varsity letters he earned during his senior year in basketball,
soccer, track and tennis, while making the dean's list both
semesters. After his military service, Siemen was coach of junior
varsity basketball at the University from 1946-1955. The photo
that appeared is of Siemen's classmate and Sigma Phi Epsilon
fraternity brother, the late John M. Ryan of Wilmington.