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Alumni Profiles

Tri Delta turns 107

Rhoda S. Sheetz is one of few MU alumni whose life span encompasses not only the 100th Homecoming in 2011 but also the 1911 football game that started the tradition at MU.

Student organization honors Emmy Award-winning alumna

By most definitions Sonja Steptoe, BA, BJ ’82, is a success. An Emmy Award-winning journalist, she has directed operations at <i>Time</i> and <i>People</i> magazines.

When Harry met Mabel

As a star for the University of Southern California and the Detroit Lions, Harry Smith flattened snarling, gargantuan linemen throughout his gridiron career. But it was a petite gal from Bardstown, Ky., who sacked the All-American guard in 1941.

A passion for pastry

Plenty of people crave pastry, whether Danish, strudel or chocolate eclaire. But chances are their desire is more for consuming the confections than for making them. That’s where Nathaniel Reid comes in.

Singing the law

Andrew Ky Haynes sat in his hotel room after a full day of lecturing. Feeling bored, he picked up his guitar to have some fun. As a joke, he wrote a song about his area of expertise: employee benefit law. “It was just a way to unwind and have a private laugh,” says Haynes, BA ’79, of Blue Springs, Mo.