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February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21

Stuart Carroll, Secretary of Corporation; Development & Alumni Relations

Stuart Carroll

Stuart Carroll, C ’43, a retired administrator who served Penn in many roles over the past several decades, died January 25 at the age of 85.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and again during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Carroll returned to the University in 1955 as director of the Campaign for the Law School. Following this initial position, he went on to what is now known as Development and Alumni Relations to serve in various positions including director of alumni annual giving (1958), director of development (1968), assistant vice president for development and public relations (1971), assistant vice president for alumni relations (1980). One year later he became executive vice president of the General Alumni Society.

 Mr. Carroll also served as Secretary of the Corporation (now the title is Secretary of the University) from 1962-1968. He was coordinator of the record-breaking United Way/Donor Option Campaign in 1985. After serving the University for over three decades, he retired in 1987, but continued to serve in a part-time role until 1988. A Penn graduate, Mr. Carroll was very much involved in alumni activities. For the Class of 1943, he served as Class President, Class Officer, Gift Chair, and as a member of both the Gifts and Reunion Committees. Mr. Carroll was also a Penn Fund Phonathon Volunteer and was a member of the Friars Senior Society Graduate Board, the Penn Newman Center and the Organized Classes Board.

In 1986 he became ‘Boss of the Day’ on radio station WIP 610 AM, nominated by his secretary, Kristina Falcone Clark, who wrote that Mr. Carroll was a person “with a wonderful sense of humor and a charming personality.” He was a recipient of the 1989 Alumni Award of Merit “in recognition of outstanding service to  the University of Pennsylvania.”

Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Lovina; two daughters, Lizanne Hanson, C ’81 GED ’81 and Margot Zelenz; two sons, Stuart H. Jr., and J. Douglas, C ’74; six grandchildren including Charles, C ’09; and a sister, Eleanor Teeven.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Carroll’s memory to: Class of ’43 Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Pennsylvania, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Memorial for Carolyn Burdon

The Memorial Service for Carolyn “Penny” Burdon, the retired executive assistant in the Faculty Senate Office, will be held in the Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, on Thursday, February 8, from 4 to 5 p.m., with a reception following the service. Ms. Burdon died on December 6 (Almanac January 9, 2007).

To Report A Death

Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136 or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Almanac - February 6, 2007, Volume 53, No. 21