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Five trustees awarded lifetime status

June 29, 2010

Five long-serving MacMurray College trustees stepped down this spring, most with more than a decade of service apiece. Louise Bone , Betty Hamm and Millie Deal, all of Jacksonville, Howard Daughenbaugh, of Bloomington and Marva Green, of Sumner, Ill., were honored during Commencement Weekend at the College.

They were named Lifetime Trustees of the College, a position reserved for those who have devoted many years of faithful service to MacMurray.

Betty Hamm joined the Board of Trustees in 1991. She is a 1947 MacMurray College graduate in music and has been a frequent local performer on the piano and organ. She is a past president of the MacMurray Alumni Board and a 1992 MacMurray Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. She has served on numerous Jacksonville boards and organizations.

Louise Bone, a 1956 MacMurray graduate became a MacMurray Trustee in 1991. She is a MacMurray Distinguished Alumnae Award winner and a member of numerous organizations in Jacksonville. Her husband, Chet Bone, is also a MacMurray Lifetime Trustee.

Millie Deal joined the MacMurray Board in 1998. She is past president of the Passavant Area Hospital Board and volunteered with numerous other area boards and organizations. She is the daughter of Harris Rowe, a former chairman of the MacMurray Board of Trustees and also a Lifetime Trustee, and Alice Mary Rowe, a 1957 MacMurray graduate.

Howard Daughenbaugh, who lived in Jacksonville in the mid-1980s when he was directing pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, was also named Lifetime Trustee. While in Jacksonville, he served on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club. He has served on the MacMurray Board since 1994 as a representative of the Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. Now a Bloomington, Ill. resident, Daughenbaugh was the Assistant to the Bishop, Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

A second representative of the Great Rivers Conference, Marva Green, of Sumner, Ill., also stepped down with the end of her term and was named a Lifetime Trustee. After a 17-year career with Texaco, Inc., Green took over the family construction business, B&M Construction, which she ran for 20 years before retiring.

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