A Clarkson Mosaic - page 382

essential to a history of the College. This
would have been impossible to compile
without them and without her able assistance.
Master's Accredited.
President Plane was notified in January that the Engineers' Council for
Professional Development had accredited the School of Engineering's Master's program in civil,
electrical, and mechanical engineering. By this, Clarkson became the first engineering school in
New York State, and one of the few in the country, to have Master of Engineering programs
John Darraugh Died.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics John Darraugh died on March 30,
1975. He had joined the Clarkson faculty in 1956 as an instructor. He received his BA and MA
degrees from Brooklyn College. He was a member of Phi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics
honorary, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Meteorological Society, and
the History of Science Society.
Varsity C Women.
Valerie Barlow (Jerabeck), a junior ECE major, and Sandy Ellsworth, a
special student from Cortland State, earned Varsity C letters for serving as managers of the
1975 lacrosse team, thereby becoming the first women at Clarkson to earn varsity letters.
Walker Arena.
On Saturday, November 1, 1975, the Clarkson hockey arena officially became
known as the Murray G. Walker Hockey Arena. In the first game played in the "Walker Arena,"
the alumni tied the varsity at 7-7 in one of the best games of recent years. Known affectionately
as the "father of Clarkson hockey," Murray Walker had teamed with Gordon Croskery, an
instructor in mechanical engineering in 1921, to organize a Clarkson hockey team. He
scheduled the games every year until the sport became a recognized part of the athletic program
in 1935. (See p. 117)
Built in 1938, the arena replaced the outdoor ice rink in Ives Park. Artificial ice was
installed in 1952; the building was renovated further in 1971 when additional seating and
heating were installed. Its last hockey game was played in spring 1991, after which the team
moved its games to the new arena in the Cheel Center.
Alpha Kappa Psi and Women.
Two students, Kenneth Wade '75 and Thomas Tornatore '76,
and Prof. Robert B. Shaw, were denied their right to vote at the national convention of this
national professional business fraternity because in 1974, the national had expelled Clarkson's
Delta Chi chapter for initiating women as members, the only national chapter to be expelled for
that reason.
After much debate at the convention, the proposal to rescind the ban on women was
defeated, with only 35 of 125 chapters voting in favor of admitting women. Clarkson's
representatives pointed out to the national authorities that by endorsing that action, AKPsi was
becoming subject to severe impediments under provisions of the Title IX of the Education Act
of 1972 which empowers the government to withdraw all federal aid from any college which
harbors professional societies that discriminate against women. Despite this rebuff from its
national, Clarkson's chapter continued to admit women to active membership in this unaffiliated
local chapter of the national organization. (See p. 453)
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