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For nearly 60 years, the Dartmouth Alumni Award has recognized graduates who have contributed greatly to their alma mater. From serving on reunion committees to interviewing prospective applicants, they volunteer in many, many ways. Alumni are eligible for the award following their 25th class reunion, and are chosen by an Alumni Council committee made up of past winners. Recipients of the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award, founded in 1990, are eligible for the honor within 15 years of graduating and are also selected by a committee composed of past honorees.
Seven alumni have been chosen by the Alumni Council to receive 2013-14 alumni awards. They are Don Berlin ’54; Ken Johansen ’60, ’62 Thayer; Brad Evans ’64; Pete Frederick ’65; E. Stina Brock ’01, ’02 Thayer; Jethro Rothe-Kushel ’03; and Deborah Atuk ’04 Tuck.
Four will receive the Dartmouth Alumni Award, which was established in 1954 to recognize long-standing and meritorious service to the Dartmouth, career achievement, and other community service.
Three will receive the Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1990, this award recognizes breadth, depth, and length of volunteer involvement.
The seven honorees will receive their awards at an Alumni Awards Gala, which will be celebrated with the Dartmouth Alumni Council on October 25 in Hanover.
Meet the winners of the 2013-14 awards:
Don Berlin ’54 At Dartmouth, Berlin was a member of Gamma Delta Chi and president of the Young Republicans. He earned a BA in government and followed this with a law degree from Harvard. Berlin is retired from Berlin Kaplan Dembling Burke, & Potenza, after a career in superior court litigation in malpractice in medical, architectural, and other fields. His decades of community service in New Jersey have benefited organizations, including the Morris County Board of Social Services and the Mendham Township Library Board, for which he chaired the legal committee and served on the capital gift and building committees. Berlin lives with his wife, Barbara, in Morristown, N.J. They have two sons, Geoffrey ’84 and Eric ’89.
Ken Johansen ’60, ’62 Thayer Johansen was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and earned an AB and BME in engineering from Dartmouth and the Thayer School of Engineering. He is retired from International Paper Company after a successful 40-year career in paper manufacturing. His community service includes 18 years on the Montvale (New Jersey) School Board, serving as chief negotiator with the teachers union, president, and vice president. While living in Texas from 1999 to 2007, Johansen and his wife, Ruth, were installed as parish lay ministers by the Lutheran Synod Bishop; since moving to Orange Park, Fla., in 2007, they’ve served as deacons. The Johansens have two daughters, Karen and Katherine.
Brad Evans ’64While earning a BA in sociology from Dartmouth, Evans played basketball and was a member of Phi Delta Alpha and Dragon Senior Society. He earned his MBA from Columbia University in 1970. Evans was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 and was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross. He has worked at Morgan Stanley for more than 40 years, rising to senior managing director and vice chair of mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves as senior adviser. Evans and his wife, Barbara, live in New York City. They have three sons: Peter ’96, Matthew, and Timothy ’99.
Pete Frederick ’65Frederick earned an AB in economics from Dartmouth and an MBA from the University of Delaware. At Dartmouth he played football on the 1962 and 1963 Ivy League Champion teams. President of his class, Frederick was also a member of Sphinx, Palaeopitus, and the Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. When he graduated, he began a successful career with Dupont that spanned 17 years. Then, at age 39, he joined the Foreign Service. Commissioned as an officer in the Foreign Commercial Service, Frederick was accredited to nine embassies and served under President Ronald Reagan as deputy assistant secretary of commerce, responsible for the operations of the U.S. Department of Commerce in more than 80 countries. Frederick and his wife, Marcia, split their time between Fenwick Island, Del., and Hanover, N.H. They have two daughters, Jennifer ’92 and Holly, and two sons, John and Christian.
E. Stina Brock ’01, ’02 ThayerBrock earned an AB and BE in engineering and economics from Dartmouth and Thayer School of Engineering. She earned an MSEE in power engineering from the University of Washington. At Dartmouth she played soccer; was a member of Alpha Xi Delta; and was active in the Women in Science Project, among other organizations. An expert in energy markets, grid technology and operations, and energy storage, Brock is the director of product management at Sunverge Energy. Previously, she led product marketing and development at Primus Power, an energy storage startup, and managed program operations at EnerNOC, a smart grid industry leader. Brock lives in San Francisco with her husband, Sean Stauth ’01. They recently became parents.
Jethro Rothe-Kushel ’03Jethro Rothe-Kushel, who earned a BA in religion, is a producer of motion pictures, television, and new media. His first job was as an unpaid production assistant. He then learned physical production as an associate producer and line producer for low-budget genre films. He also worked as a development executive on film and television projects with emerging writers and directors for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures. Rothe-Kushel is currently director of new media for Los Angeles County and serves on the board of the Producers Guild of America. He has most recently partnered with former development executives and agents from Fox, CBS, ICM, and APA on a production and management company called Scenario based at Paramount. He lives in Los Angeles.
Deborah Atuk ’04 TuckAtuk earned her MBA in general management from Tuck and her AB in economics from the University of Chicago. She is project manager and marketing manager for the Taproot Foundation in New York. She’s also run her own company in entertainment finance; worked in the entertainment industry for Athena Film Festival, Crossroads Productions, and Gut Productions; and worked in investment banking. She is a board member and fundraising chair for The Family Center in New York. Atuk lives with her husband, Brett Rose, in New York City.