Allan M. Aiken, retired graduate group coordinator for the department of biology, died at the age of 67 on May 26 following a period of illness at his home in Center City Philadelphia.
Mr. Aiken started his career at Penn in 1984 as an aid to the assistant dean of the Graduate School of Education. He joined the biology department in 1987 and in 1992 became the graduate group coordinator, overseeing the administration of graduate student academic records, and was considered a key official in the biology graduate group admissions process. He held this position until his retirement from the department in 2002.
The family requests that donations in his memory be made to: The Old St. Joseph's Historical Preservation Corp., 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at the Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106.
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Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 4, September 21, 2004
September 21, 2004
Volume 51 Number 4