Eva Georgias, director of Administrative Support Operations in Student Financial Services, died July 25 at the age of 41 after battling breast cancer for six years.
A Bryn Mawr graduate with a degree in economics and French, Ms. Georgias received a Master's degree in education from Penn in 1990.
Ms. Georgias had been at Penn for twenty years last August when her illness forced her to take a long-term leave. After her diagnosis in July 1991, she underwent treatment, and went into remission until 1994. When the cancer reappeared she had a bone marrow transplant. She appeared, along with TV news reporter Lu Ann Cahn, on the Maury Povich talk show to share their experiences with cancer and urge breast cancer awareness, and she campaigned for greater spending on cancer research.
She is survived by her husband, Phil Kara-nicolas; her parents, Marie and Anthony Georgias and a sister, Carol Bomis, and two nephews. Contributions in her name may be made to the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Fund, 6 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street.
Dr. Vincent H. Whitney, a noted demographer who was emeritus professor of sociology, died July 8 at the age of 84.
He had received his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After teaching sociology at the University of Maine from 1940-44, and economics at Weslyan, the following year, he taught sociology at Brown University from 1946-59 and was chairman of the department there from 1949-57.
Dr. Whitney came to Penn in 1959 as professor of sociology and chairman of the department, which he headed until 1969. He also served as the director of the Population Studies Center, where he was involved in training and research in demography and population problems. He was one of about five dozen faculty here who signed a petition against the Vietnam War in June of 1966. He became an emeritus professor in 1979.
Dr. Whitney is survived by his wife, Lucy Mansfield Whitney; a son, Steven, two daughters, Caroline Simons and Mary Starr Whitney; and four grandchildren.
Memorial Service: Dr. Miller
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 16, for Dr. Leonard Miller, the distinguished surgeon who died on June 24 (see Almanac July 15).
The service will begin at 4 p.m. in Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney Building. Members of the University may also contribute to the Leonard D. Miller Student Fund , c/o Department of Surgery, 3400 Spruce Street, 4 Silverstein Pavilion.