Dickinson Alumnus, February 1955

Selected Highlights from this Issue: 
  • Trustees and Methodist Church officials adopted plans for a new church located on the Benjamin Rush Campus, which would replace the Allison Memorial Church that was destroyed during a fire.
  • Paul E. Smith (class of 1930), after returning from his assignment in Baghdad, Iraq, was quickly appointed as Regional Training Officer for the Near East and African Division of the Foreign Operations Administration.
  • Robert L. Myers Jr. (class of 1917) became Pennsylvania's Secretary of Banking.
  • Samuel W. Witwer Jr. (class of 1930) won "plaudits of all newspaper editors" in Illinois for his work in election campaigns in 1954.
  • Henry E. Harner (class of 1929) was appointed Deputy Secretary to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • With 54 alumni enrolled in medical schools, Professor Charles C. Sellers reflected on founder Dr. Benjamin Rush's career as a physician.