University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 4/1996
Five alumni added to UD's Wall of Fame

     Five UD alumni were inducted in May into the Wall of Fame,
created in 1983 to recognize notable achievements of alumni. 

     M. Jane Brady

     M. Jane Brady, Delaware '73, of Lewes, Del., the attorney
general for the state of Delaware, received her bachelor's degree
in political science from UD and a law degree from Villanova
University Law School.
     She is the first woman in Delaware to earn the title of
chief prosecutor and the first to become attorney general, the
highest law office in the state.
     Brady has worked with criminal justice programs at area
schools, developing and presenting mock trials to teach students
responsibility and respect for authority. She has traveled across
the country recruiting and training women to run for public
     Edward E. Butler
     Edward E. Butler, Delaware '43, a native of Seaford, Del.,
is currently professor emeritus of plant pathology at the
University of California at Davis.
     Butler has a long and distinguished teaching and research
career in plant pathology, and his contributions have been
acknowledged by election as a fellow in the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
     Butler endowed a scholarship at UD to be awarded to an
undergraduate pursuing a concentration in the area of plant
     Yvette L. Freeman
     Yvette L. Freeman, Delaware '72, is a Wilmington, Del.,
native who has been acting for more than 20 years, currently in
the role of nurse Haleh Adams on the successful NBC-TV dramatic
series, ER. In addition, the art and theatre major also has
appeared in several television commercials and series, including
Life Goes On, Alien Nation and Sisters. Her feature film credits
include roles in Dead Again, Switch and Angus Bethune. During her
summer hiatus from ER, Freeman portrayed the legendary jazz
singer, Dinah Washington, in Dinah Was at the Williamstown
Theatre in Massachusetts.
     Ronald H. Haines
     Ronald H. Haines, Delaware '56, of Silver Spring, Md., a
native of Wilmington, Del., is the Episcopal bishop of the
Diocese of Washington, D.C.
     He began his seminary education while employed as an
engineer in private business and was ordained to the priesthood
in 1967. Haines oversees 93 congregations and serves as chief
executive officer of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral
Foundation, which includes the Washington National Cathedral, its
affiliated schools and institutions.
     He is closely involved in the diocese's committee on medical
     David R. Hoyer
     David R. Hoyer, Delaware '53, of Mill Valley, Calif., is the
retired president of Chevron USA Inc. A chemical engineer, Hoyer
was elected vice president of the company in 1986 and went on to
head the top-five petroleum company through the competitive
decade of the 1980s and helped put it into a leadership position
in the 1990s.
     Active with the San Francisco Symphony and the Fine Arts
Museum of San Francisco, Hoyer also serves on the board of the
Western States Petroleum Association.
     He currently serves on the Colburn Laboratory Capital
Campaign Committee.