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Oct. 15, 2003

Five to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards
at ISU Homecoming

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. ó Five Indiana State University alumni have been chosen to receive the Universityís Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming Oct. 24.

Harriet D. Darrow, Ph.D

Dr. Harriet D. Darrow's association with Indiana State extends over 50 years as a student, educator, administrator, and leader. Retiring as associate vice president emerita for academic affairs and dean of instructional services, Darrow's first involvement with ISU was as an undergraduate student. Completing a bachelor of science in elementary education in 1954, she enrolled as a graduate student at ISU in 1955 and completed her Master of Science degree in 1956. Her third degree from ISU, a doctorate of education in elementary administration, was completed in 1959. Two years later she earned a doctorate from Indiana University.

Darrow was an instructor at the University's Laboratory School and an assistant professor in the Department of Education during the 1950s. From 1963 to 1967 she taught in ISU's School of Education at the ranks of associate professor and professor.

As dean of summer sessions and academic services from 1967 to 1983 Darrow initiated, oversaw, and promoted a series of programs from summer school and extended services to the University's convocation series. Among the programs she initiated were the Academic Services Program for Women, the Women's Finance Forum, and the High School Honors Program. Promoted to the associate vice president and dean position in 1983, she continued to lead the Division of Instructional Services until her retirement in 1988.

An active member and leader of professional organizations, Darrow held membership in the National Education Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, National Association of Summer Sessions, the National University Continuing Education Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, among others. She served as president of the North Central Conference on Summer Sessions in 1971-1972, and as president of the National Association of Summer Sessions in 1972-1973.

During her years at ISU Darrow was an active member of university committees and was a member of the Alumni Advisory Council and served as a speaker at various alumni clubs throughout the state and nation.

She served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Vigo County Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the group's Public Relations Council, a member of the Board of the Vigo County Cancer Society, and a board member of Leadership Terre Haute. In addition, she served on the boards of the United Way, the YWCA, and Regional Hospital.

In recognition of her years of service and leadership, Darrow has been the recipient of numerous honors. As a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, she was president of the ISU chapter and a state vice president. In 1973 she received commendation from ISU's Women's Faculty Club for her initiative with the Academic Services for Women Program. The ISU Panhellenic selected Darrow as recipient of the Ursa Major Award by Alpha Phi sorority and as the Outstanding Alumnus in 1976. In 1975, she received a national American Cancer Award for her service to the local organization. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce presented her with the Terre Award for Education in 1987. Darrow has also been listed in Who's Who in American Women and The World's Who's Who of Women, and, since 1971, in Outstanding Educators of America.

Harriet and her husband, Dr. Norman L. Darrow, currently live in Rio Rancho, N.M., near their son, Gregory Darrow, M.D. 

Edwin A. Hill

Vice president of human resources for Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., Edwin A. Hill believes in making things happen. It is this belief that has guided his career in human resources since his graduation from Indiana State. A 1973 graduate with a bachelor of science degree in advertising/design and education, Hill served as a placement consultant at ISU until 1975 when he accepted a position at RCA Records/Consumer Electronics as manager of employment and personnel records.

While working toward a masterís degree in business administration, he held positions in the company's Indianapolis office as industrial relations specialist; manager of labor relations, compensation, and employment; and, eventually, manager of salary administration responsible for the salaries of 30,000 employees internationally.

In 1985, Hill accepted a position as manager of the employee relations programs and communications with GE American Communications, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey. In this position, Hill managed all areas of human resources for 700 employees at 60 locations.

Hill's next position was as manager of employee relations at Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation in Raritan, New Jersey. In 1989 he was promoted to the company's director of employee relations, and, in 1991, was named executive director, total quality management.

After two years in that role, Hill was hired to his current position with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a company of the Johnson & Johnson Company, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In this position he has led Janssen Pharmaceutica to ten consecutive AA/EEO Awards and has initiated strategic planning as a critical process for managing the Janssen business. Hill was also selected by Johnson & Johnson as the only human resources speaker at their first worldwide "INNOVATION" meeting.

Hill has attended a number of programs to advance his human resource skills including ones at Duke University, Northwestern University, and the GE Crotonville-Advanced Human Resources Management Program. Hill also completed the OUTWARD BOUND-Sea Program Survival Course in 1986.

A member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, American Compensation Association, and the American Management Association, Hill is also active in his community Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club, and his local church. Since recovering from multiple myeloma in 1988, he has been active in support of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation along with other charities.

Hill and his wife Brenda, a registered nurse, live in Newton, Pa. They are the parents of six children and five grandchildren. 

Paul Lo

A native of Taiwan, Paul Lo is a 1970 graduate of Indiana State with a Master of Business Administration degree. Today, he is an internationally recognized banker and financier residing in Hong Kong.

Lo is a leading force and outspoken supporter of economic growth and international trade between China and the United States and promotes this idea in his position as chairman of the Far East National Bank. He is also chairman of Bank SinoPac of Taiwan and president and chief executive officer of SinoPac Holdings.

Prior to his current appointments, Lo held positions for 17 years with Citibank in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In 1986, he moved to Hong Kong to start his own finance company, investing in businesses in China ranging from shoes to petrochemicals. With the opening of Taiwan's banking system to private banks in 1992, Lo formed Bank SinoPac by raising $400 million in capital. In the years since its founding, SinoPac has grown rapidly. Today, SinoPac has branches throughout Taiwan, Asia, and the United States, and a host of financial affiliates including securities and leasing companies.

Lo has been featured in several international, Asian, and American financial magazines including Business Week, Euromoney, The Banker, Global Finance, and The Asset. In 1999 he was selected as one of Business Week's 50 Stars of Asia. Lo resides in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Thomas Moore, Ph.D

A nationally recognized early childhood consultant, author, and children's recording artist, Dr. Thomas Moore earned a masterís degree in education in 1988 and a doctoral degree in education in 1991 from Indiana State.        

Earlier he earned a bachelor of music from Manhattan School of Music. Moore has combined his talents as a musician and early childhood education scholar to become an effective leader in the field of early childhood education by creating learning experiences that educate and encourage those who teach young children.

Moore has also been an educational consultant for the government of Rivers States, Nigeria; provided consultant services for the child development services division of the United States Army in Germany and Italy; and is a former coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project.

A prolific writer, Moore's books include Humpty Dumpty Dumpty, a children's book, and Where is Thumbkin?, a resource book for teachers. He is one of SRA/McGraw-Hill's early childhood curriculum authors, and a columnist for Children and Families, the official magazine of the National Head Start Association. Moore has also written articles for Young Children, Early Childhood Today, and Child Care Information Exchange, and been quoted in Parents Magazine and the New York Daily News.  He is scheduled to write the lead article for Early Childhood Today, a Scholastic publication.

Moore has produced eight educational recordings that are used in early childhood classrooms throughout the world. He has directed a children's choir, hosted a children's television show, and performed with opera companies in North Carolina and New York City and appeared as guest conductor of the Charlotte Pops Orchestra. In addition, Moore is the official musician for the National Head Start Association and on Sundays works as a staff associate at Myers Park United Methodist Church and volunteers as music accompanist at Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church.

His honors and awards include the Charlotte JC's Young Man of the Year, the NAACP Humanitarian Award, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award (North Carolina's most distinguished civilian award). Moore's most prized honor is the "Angel Among Us" award, presented by a kindergarten to second grade class in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

His education positions include assistant professor of early childhood education at the University of Southern Mississippi, associate professor of child and family studies at Georgia Southern University, and coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project. Currently president of Thomas Moore Enterprises, Inc., Moore resides in Charlotte, N.C. 

Mark Morgan

In the 25 plus years since graduating from Indiana State with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Mark Morgan has used his education, initiative, and work ethic to forge a successful career in business finance. Currently, vice president for finance with Pfizer, Morgan credits his experience at ISU for preparing him for the challenges he meets in his position with the world's largest pharmaceutical company.

Following graduation in 1976, Morgan took an entry-level accountant position with a small automotive radiator manufacturer in Wisconsin. Morgan's future in the pharmaceutical industry began three years later when he became assistant operations controller for Sterling Drug in Bloomington, Illinois. In 1984 he accepted a position at S.C. Johnson Wax and in 1989 was named manager of corporate general accounting. First hired as director of finance with Pfizer, Morgan has been promoted to his current position as vice president. In the process Morgan and his family have moved ten times to seven states and Germany. His experiences with Pfizer have included responsible roles in the company's acquisition of Warner-Lambert and Pharmacea-two of the largest mergers in history.

Today, Morgan is a recognized financial expert. He is author of three articles published in professional accounting journals, one of which received an award of excellence, and is a frequent speaker at business conferences and symposiums including the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University and the Balanced Scorecard Forum at Harvard University. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at the university-level and serves as a Pfizer Junior Achievement Sponsor.

Active also with young people and his community, Morgan has coached children's sports teams and led a local Cub Scouts unit. In addition, he has led his church's congregation as a monitor and chaired the financial committee. At Pfizer he co-chairs a group who donates materials and helps maintain Camp Horizons, an assisted living camp for mentally challenged individuals.

Morgan and his wife, Jody, have two sons and reside in Stonington, Conn. 


Liz Tuttle, associate director, Alumni Affairs, (812) 237-3707 or or
Paula Meyer, ISU Public Affairs, (812) 237-3783 or

Paula Meyer, ISU Public Affairs, 812.237.3783 or

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