Elsie Dickson Barks, BJ ’45

Elsie Dickson Barks, BJ ’45, died at her home in Chicago Dec. 8, 2018 at the age of 95. Valedictorian of Matamoras (Ohio) High School in 1941, Barks earned a scholarship to Marietta College, then transferred to the University of Missouri, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree with honors in 1945. After serving … Continued

William Howard (Bill) Kennedy, BJ ’49

William Howard (Bill) Kennedy, BJ ’49, died May 7, 2017, at age 91. During his lifetime, Kennedy was a veteran of World War II, editor of six newspapers, a sportswriter, postmaster of Woodsboro and a devoted family man.

Norbert Ehrenfreund, BJ ’43

Norbert Ehrenfreund, BJ ’43, died Dec. 23, 2016. A celebration of Ehrenfreund’s life is scheduled for 2-4 p.m., March 26, at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.

John Somerville

What do you do? I am retired. How did you get your job? Perseverance. After being decommissioned from the Navy in WWII, I went to Denver, where I was determined to become an editorial cartoonist on The Denver Post. (Their editorial cartoonist was in his seventies, doing seven cartoons a week plus an oil painting … Continued

Charles A. “Chas” Looney Jr., BJ ’40

Charles A. “Chas” Looney Jr., BJ ’40, died Dec. 4, 2016. During his career, he served in the military, worked in a family-owned winery, farmed and formed his namesake advertising agency. Looney was active in community affairs and was a life member of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

Betty Boylan Brown, BJ ’40

Betty Boylan Brown, BJ ’40, of Rockville, Maryland, died Nov. 4, 2016, at age 98. She was director of public relations for the National College of Education and later worked for the National Bureau of Standards Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado.

Margaret Haden, BJ ’49

Margaret Haden, BJ ’49, died July 26, 2016. During her career, Haden worked for the Long Beach (California) Unified School District, primarily in the payroll department.

David Skylar, BJ ’49

David Skylar, BJ ’49, died March 15, 2016. He is remembered for everything from serving as campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum’s three successful runs for office and building the Sun Newspapers chain of suburban weeklies in Greater Cleveland, to launching acclaimed ad campaigns, serving as Cuyahoga County grand jury foreman and member of … Continued

Webster Hawkins, BJ ’47

Webster Hawkins, BJ ’47, recently died in Kansas. He began his journalism career as a high school sophomore, working at the St. Francois County Journal where he worked as a printer’s devil. After graduating from Flat River Junior College in 1944, Hawkins accepted a teaching position in De Soto, Missouri, taught seventh and eighth grade … Continued