Outstanding Alumni Awards
Anne Norton Miller '66
Anne Norton Miller recently retired from the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and her position as the Director of the Office of Federal Activities (OFA) in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. As OFA’s director, she was responsible for EPA’s environmental review of other federal agencies’ proposed actions that may have a significant impact on the environment and EPA’s compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She also led EPA’s import/export program for hazardous wastes, and for international enforcement and compliance programs that work with other federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other countries to strengthen protection at our borders from hazardous wastes, chemicals, pesticides, ozone- depleting substances, and imports that do not meet national environmental standards. A charter member of the E.P.A., she began her career as a bench microbiologist in the Lake Erie Basin Office of the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, and worked in a series of positions with increasing responsibility during a career than spanned three decades. She moved to E.P.A. headquarters in 1984, became Deputy Director of OFA in 1994, and was promoted to Director in 2001. EPA honored her with a Distinguished Career Service Award upon her retirement.
Fred McClure '84
Fred McClure '84 is a partner with the law firm DLA Piper US LLP, one of the three largest law firms in the world. Within the firm, he serves as a member of the firm's 18-member Executive Committee, Florida Litigation Practice Group Leader, and as one of two firm Diversity & Inclusion partners. Each year since 2004, Florida Trend magazine has named Fred among "Florida's Legal Elite", and since 2006 Law and Politics Magazine has named him as a "Florida Super Lawyer". He is a past chair of the 180,000 member American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and was at the time only the second African- American to serve in that post. He was the first African- American to serve as president of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Now living in the Tampa, Fla. area, he is the immediate past chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Richard Nakamura '68
Richard Nakamura is currently Scientific Director of the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH serving in one the most senior non- political positions in the federal government. He is also one of a handful of Asian-Americans to serve at this level. He began as a research scientist and gradually moved into senior administrative roles that have included providing research funding, science policy and public education on mental health and mental illness. Richard worked with US Surgeon General David Satcher to write the Surgeon General’s Mental Health Report. He also served as acting Director of NIMH for one year, for which he was awarded the federal Presidential Rank Merit Award for his leadership.
Distinguished Service Award
Professor Emeritus of Biology Bill Stephenson
Bill Stephenson was a beloved biology professor at Earlham from 1954-93. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he served the College in such capacities as Clerk of the Faculty, Dean of the Faculty and as a leader of off-campus programs in England and Japan. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and maintained an active research career, spending many summers at the Marine Biology Lab in Woods Hole, Mass. A theatre aficionado, Stephenson has also appeared in numerous productions with Earlham’s Mask & Mantle and at Richmond Civic Theater. He and his wife, Jane, live in Friends Fellowship Community, in Richmond.