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In memoriam Robert Brior ’72 , April 5, 2011 L. edward Cole ’75 , July 19, 2011 Dan e. Watson ’62 , Sept. 14, 2011 John A. Moravetz ’72 , Oct. 14, 2011 sharon Cooley-Beebe ’68 , Oct. 22, 2011 Robin (sessi) steck ’79 , Nov. 10, 2011 Lawrence L. Confer ’50 , Nov. 20, 2011 Robert e. Jose Jr. ’83 , Dec. 3, 2011 Dr. John W. Bartley ’73 , Dec. 20, 2011 Marlis J. (Hemphill) Fuhrman ’65 , Jan. 13, 2012 Nancy McKee retired faculty, Jan. 15, 2012 Kathryn L. saupp ’96 , Feb. 3, 2012 Kenneth V. tomasic ’70 , Feb. 7, 2012 Marc P. Riddell ’73 , Feb. 15, 2012 Margaret (Moore) Frey ’44 , Feb. 15, 2012 Katharine (Broadhurst) Johnson ’64 , Feb. 16, 2012 John W. “Jack” Hach Jr. ’70 , Feb. 19, 2012 thomas Hunter Armstrong II ’74 , Feb. 23, 2012 William L. Heckathorne ’70 , Feb. 28, 2012 Mary Kay (O’Neil) Vorko ’49 , Feb. 28, 2012 Ruth H. (Meer) Leonard ’82 , Feb. 29, 2012 Walter A. Rodgers ’66 , March 4, 2012 L. Jean (Dressler) Jacobs ’43 , March 5, 2012 David M. smith ’91 , March 16, 2012 Roger J. Olinger ’67 , March 25, 2012 William A. McCune ’74 , March 27, 2012 Karen A. Humes ’68 , March 29, 2012 William R. Bricklemyer ’75 , March 31, 2012 Robert J. Olejarz ’64 , March 31, 2012 Craig L. Himes ’49 , April 5, 2012 Mary Martha Cannon ’88 , April 6, 2012 John P. Mellon ’50 , April 6, 2012 Peggy A. Nelson ’71 , April 8, 2012 Maxine (Cornnman) Weaver ’33 , April 8, 2012 Florence (George) traister ’44 , April 12, 2012 Robert t. Beatty ’51 , April 12, 2012 Jo A. (Weaver) Nellis ’85 , April 16, 2012 Vincent J. Nola ’68 , April 16, 2012 Danny P. Corbett ’74 , April 16, 2012 Gale Owen ’81 , April 19, 2012 Raymond F. Dush ’68 , April 22, 2012 Albert A. sabatini ’60 , April 23, 2012 John e. Duespohl ’51 , April 24, 2012 Gary F. Guth ’02 , April 29, 2012 David C. Mcentire ’67 , April 30, 2012 edward s. Lendenski ’56 , May 1, 2012 Positive spin on life Jolley remembers McAdoo for her positive attitude and excellent memory. “She could lift the mood of any room with her smile and optimism,” Jolley said. “In terms of her memory abilities, there is a class demonstration I have used for years in which students listen to increasingly longer lists of random digits and write down as many numbers as they can remember. Lisa is the only student I have taught who was able to recall the two longest lists that each included 16 numbers.” McAdoo also attributes her success to her basketball coach, Doris Black. “Doris Black was very strict. She had rules and regulations,” McAdoo said. “She had a student manager who made us be where we were supposed to be. She made us be responsible, but she had an accountability system.” Since graduating from Clarion with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, McAdoo has built upon her education and skills. She is a recreation specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Philadelphia, where she teaches wellness, health and nutrition classes to the inmate population, as well as re-entry into society to prevent recidivism. While in college, McAdoo learned to be a disc jockey. While she loves her work and appreciates the stability it provides, her passion is disc jockeying. She has opened for LL Cool J, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Fields, Kindred and Marsha Ambrosius, to name a few. Along with working as a DJ, she teaches the skills to others. McAdoo volunteered for DJ Girls, an after-school program for young girls. When the program ended, McAdoo wanted to continue sharing her skills, and she opened More Than Music DJ Institute in Philadelphia in 2007 and estimates that she’s instructed between 500 and 600 students from all walks of life, many of whom earn their living as DJs. Her crowning moment as a DJ was 10 years ago when disc jockeying great DJ Jazzy Jeff recognized her at an event and approached her for a hug and a photo. She still hears from him once in a while. As a DJ, McAdoo is known as Lisa Love. She said the name came from her heart. “I love music because of its healing properties,” McAdoo said. “To be a great DJ takes passion. If you have passion for life and music, DJing will come naturally.” For more information, visit To learn more about McAdoo’s services as a DJ, visit McADOO B richard r. Hilinski, Clarion University board of Trustees Richard R. Hilinski, 83, of Erie, died May 13, 2012. He was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Erie, a son of the late Constantine and Hattie Rzepecki Hilinski. Mr. Hilinksi retired as a commander after 42 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He served as a teacher and administrator with Erie School District. He had an active role in special education in Erie County, serving as guidance counselor at Strong Vincent High School, assistant principal at East High School and Wayne Middle School, principal of Wilson Junior High School, and director of development for Alliance College. He was superintendent of the Erie School District and superintendent of Schools for Hopatcong, N.J. Mr. Hilinski also served on the Clarion University Board of Trustees and was elected to the Erie School Board of Directors. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur and Albert. Survivors include nieces, nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. efore Lisa McAdoo (’88) graduated from Clarion University, she was a student in the school of life. Despite a less than ideal start, however, she hasn’t missed a beat. In fact, much of her life involves sharing the beat with others. When McAdoo was born, her mother left her in a home for unwed mothers, where she stayed until she was 2 years old. Her great-grandmother retrieved her and raised her until she was 13. That’s when the great-grandmother passed away and McAdoo went to live with her mother, who suffered from extreme depression and told McAdoo she couldn’t stay with her. McAdoo was homeless for the next four years. Instead of bitterness or regret, she looks back on that time with good memories of the people who guided and supported her. She slept in the park or on friends’ back porches. Although they opened their homes to her, she didn’t want to impose upon them. An aunt in New York gave her a home at age 17, and she completed high school. She planned to join the military after graduation. “My gym teacher said, ‘No, you know how to play basketball. You’re going to college.’” Her basketball skills earned McAdoo Clarion University’s W.S. Tippin Scholarship. “My experience at Clarion was great, because when I came to Clarion, it was the fi rst time I had my own stuff in a long time. I had my own side of the room. I could go to the cafeteria every day and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. I knew I could go to class and make something of myself, play basketball,” McAdoo said. Psychology professor Dr. Janina Jolley was of particular inspiration to McAdoo. “She’s a great person,” McAdoo said. “She is dyslexic, and I thought, ‘She’s got this thing, and she became a psychologist and a professor, and she’s smart and still cares about people.’” ALUMNI sPOtLIGHt WWW.CLARION.EDU 23

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