Penn State Intercom......Febrary 7, 2002

Seven named to receive
Distinguished Alumni awards


The Board of Trustees has selected seven Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest award for an individual.
Following are the 2002 Distinguished Alumni, year or years of graduation and current title:
* Bruce Claflin, a 1973 bachelor's degree graduate in political science from the College of the Liberal Arts. He is president and chief executive officer of 3Com Corp.
* Monica Morrow, a 1974 bachelor's degree graduate in pre-medicine from the Eberly College of Science. She is professor of surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
* Stuart Patton, a 1943 bachelor's degree graduate in dairy science from the College of Agricultural Sciences. He is an Evan Pugh research professor emeritus of agriculture at Penn State.
* Douglas L. Rock, a 1968 bachelor's degree graduate in psychology from the College of the Liberal Arts. He is president, CEO and chairman of Smith International Inc.
* Richard K. Struthers, a 1977 bachelor's degree graduate in management from The Smeal College of Business Administration. He is senior vice chairman of MBNA America Bank.
* Mason Walsh Jr., a 1957 bachelor's degree graduate in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering. He is executive vice president and general counsel of Richard K. Mellon and Sons.
* Boyd E. Wolff, a 1953 bachelor's degree graduate in dairy science from the College of Agricultural Sciences. He is retired owner and operator of Wolfden Farms and formerly served as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.

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