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Robert A. Fox
Bachelor of Arts, 1952
leader past, present, and always, you began your Penn career as a
member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the Varsity Club, and as
one of the legendary Munger Men. You have just earned the title of Trustee
Emeritus, after 14 years of outstanding leadership as a Penn Trustee.
In every way, your wisdom, insight, and intellect have helped take your
University to greater heights. On the Athletics Advisory Board, you eagerly
led the campaign to endow footballs head coach position in
honor of George Munger. Your own broad vision and versatility are exemplified
by the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, engaging students with leaders
from business, politics, academia, the arts, and public service. The Program
is a magnificent commitment to developing leadership ability by taking
education beyond the classroom. Here again you have strengthened the School
of Arts and Sciences, where you earlier established the Frederic Fox Professorship
in International Economics, in memory of your father. The Fox Art Gallery
in Logan Hall is a welcome addition to art venues on campus; it reflects
your commitment, as a practicing artist, to artistic expression. Raising
Penns sights across the board and across the campus, you are also
a member of the Governing Board of the Economics Research Institute. In
fact, your vision is in evidence in civic, cultural, and educational circles
throughout Philadelphia. The Wistar Institute, for instance, dedicated
its Structural Biology Center in your name. Your many awards include the
De Tocqueville Award and the Cradle of Liberty Council Award.
H. Jane Gutman
trekker and a mountaineer, you recently climbed Mt. Whitney. Your
aspirations for Penn are correspondingly high. As one of our great regional
leaders, you continue to take us with you to the pinnacle. Your Penn connection
began when you attended the College for Women. After getting your BA,
a Masters in American Civilization, and another Masters in
Clinical Psychology in three other schools, you followed your heart back
to Penn and became our Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. Later,
you opened Penns office in Los Angeles, serving as its first Director
and heading The Campaign for Penn in the western region. Busily recruiting
students when Penn was not yet a presence on the West Coast, you raised
funds and hosted events that set a standard for University activities.
Almost single-handedly, you reconnected our far-flung alumni with their
University. Undeterred by the miles yourself, you are on the Board of
the Alumni Society and you authored its Alumni Leadership Handbook. You
also chair the Societys self-study project and the Council of Regional
Clubs and are a committee member of the Alumni Council on Admissions.
A model member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women, you are on
the Executive Committee, you chair the Leadership Committee, and you put
the Councils mentor page on the web. A past president of the Southern
California Alumni Association, you are currently on the Board of the Southern
California Scholarship Program and the Regional Alumni Board.
Jon M. Huntsman
towering leader and a great American success story, you shaped the
humble egg carton into foundations and centers of hope and enlightenment.
Raised in the rural west, you entered Wharton on a scholarship. When you
graduated, you were Spoon Man. You were also president of your class and
of Sigma Chi fraternity, a member of the Undergraduate Council, the Sphinx
senior honor society, the Kite and Key, Phi Beta Kappa, the Varsity Club,
and the Athletic Managerial Board, and you were head lacrosse manager.
You won the Crown-Zellerbach Foundation Award and, prefiguring the present
accolade, you earned the General Alumni Society Award of Merit. You are
still a hero at Penn. A former Penn Trustee, you co-chaired the Campaign
for Penn, and now chair the Wharton Schools Board of Overseers.
You secured Penns place as the leader of international business
education through the renowned Huntsman Program in International Studies
and Business. You also gave to our faculty the Center for the Study of
Global Competition and Innovation. Recently, you amazed us all by making
an unrestricted gift to Wharton that is by far the single largest gift
in its history. In gratitude, the Schools great work in progress,
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, has been named in your honor. Of your nine children,
one son is a Penn Trustee, two are graduates, and one is a current Wharton
graduate student. A brother earned his Ph.D. at Wharton and two of your
sons-in-law, as well as nephews, are also Wharton graduates.
Sally Stull Jannetta
dynamic as you are dedicated, you dont stop until you achieve
your goals. Fortunately, many of your goals involve Penn. As a Penn undergraduate
you were an officer of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and an active member
of the Freshman Dorm Council and the Christian Association. Already dedicated
to your life-long pursuit of helping people, you earned your degree in
Physical Therapy. As a loyal alumna, you give extraordinary amounts of
time and energy to Penn. Class President since 1992, you serve as Reunion
Co-Chair and rally valuable support for Annual Giving. You are an enthusiastic
member of the new Alumni Club of Philadelphia. At the same time, you are
on the Executive Board of the Organized Classes and the Executive Board
of the Alumni Society where you serve as House Co-Chair, making the E.
Craig Sweeten Alumni House a home for all alumni. You are also the immediate
Past President of the Association of Alumnae and an ex-officio member
of the Trustees Council of Penn Women. For two decades you have
worked hard for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile,
you have a successful career as a realtor and volunteer your leadership
for several philanthropic organizations in the Philadelphia community.
Lee E. Shlifer
collaborative agent of change, you always march under the Penn banner
In fact, youre the one who decided there should be an Organized
Classes flag for the Alumni Day Parade of Classes. You also initiated
the Annual Alumni Run that has become a tradition of Alumni Weekend. As
a College of General Studies student, you majored in psychology and were
active in intramural sports. Ever since, you have been one of the Quakers
greatest fans and most enthusiastic alumni. You served two terms as Class
President and participated on every reunion committee. As a Penn Fund
volunteer you strengthened the cause. Becoming increasingly committed,
you served on the Executive Board of the Alumni Society. Recently, you
made a major difference in the lives of regional alumni. Thanks largely
to your efforts, we now have a Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia, which
has gotten off to a rousing start with you as its inaugural President.
You are also a great friend and mentor to younger and future alumni. When
you were President of the Organized Classes, on whose Executive Board
you still serve, you broadened the scope of classes represented on the
Board to include young alumni. Currently you serve the Admissions Office
on the Secondary Schools Committee. Recently you helped the Bergen County
Academies, a program for gifted high school students, arrange a three-day
summer program at Penn in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
You generously give memberships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to young
people to introduce them to great art.
Q. L. Yee
Aloha to Penns special ambassador in the Honolulu area and our
most loyal and dedicated alumnus in all of Hawaii. The profound connection
you have with Penn began when you came all the way from your native Hawaii
to pursue an undergraduate degree at Wharton and stayed on to earn a graduate
degree. While a student, you belonged to the National Society of the Scabbard
and Blade, an Army honor society, and to the Association of the United
States Army. As an alumnus, you were the driving force in founding the
University of Pennsylvania Club of Hawaii. Under your leadership, the
Club thrives on varied programming and an active student recruitment committee.
A long-time student interviewer yourself, you were known for attending
every meeting of the Secondary School Committee. The Clubs high
attendance record today may have to do with the entertaining stories you
like the one about piloting some Penn alumni across the waters
from the Big Island to Oahu when your plane developed engine trouble.
Urged to issue a Mayday call, you delayed, explaining that a Wharton graduate
always solves his own problems. Your passengers were relieved when youand
the planerose to the challenge. Throughout Hawaii you are known
for your sense of humor, hospitality, and graciousness. You and your wife
have hosted countless Penn people, including deans, provosts, and the