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ECAC All-Decade Hockey Team.
Chosen for the All-Decade first team for the 1970s were
Goalie Bruce Bullock '71 and defenseman Bill Blackwood '78, and for the second team were
forward David Taylor and goalie Brian Shields, both '77.
Toxicology Program.
Approved by the New York State Department of Education, a new
degree program in the biology department fit well into the science and engineering environment
at Clarkson: Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. One of the few such programs in the country,
this curriculum provided in four years the information and training which normally requires at
least six years on the outside.
Professionals in this field usually obtain a bachelor's degree in one area and then
complete two or more years of industrial hygiene study and experience in the field. Because the
program is unique, and the apparent need for graduates with training in the area is considerable,
biology department Chairman Costa expected it would draw between 25 and 30 majors per
year, with a sizable number transferring from two-year colleges. This number of majors never
URP Program.
In the second program sponsored by the National Science Foundation's
Undergraduate Research Participation (URP), 11 Clarkson and nine students from Northeast
colleges received funding for work in both chemical engineering and physics. This NSF
program gave these students an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience by working in
a research atmosphere while helping to solve some of the current environmental, health, and
energy-related problems confronting society.
The physics program included assessing the use of copper sulfide material as solar cells.
One senior ChE major, Barbara Cliff, worked on a project to remove gas bubbles from a liquid
by using sound waves. Practical application of her work included the possibilities of processing
special kinds of glass aboard the NASA Space Shuttle. Professors Marc Donohue, ChE, and
Curt Moyer, Physics, directed these students. (See 1978)
Henry Hodge Died.
On February 21, 1980, Henry R. (Hank) Hodge died at his home in
Dunedin, Florida. Athletic director from 1944 to 1967, and baseball coach from 1929 to 1964,
basketball coach for 25 years, and football for 13 years, Henry was nicknamed "Mr. Baseball of
Northern New York."
In 1967 he was named an honorary alumnus and presented with the Golden Knight
Award, the highest award conferred by the Alumni Association. In September, the College
recognized Hodge as the major figure in its athletic history by naming the sports and recreation
facilities after him: the Henry R. Hodge Sports and Recreation Complex.
Hodge Sports Complex.
Six months after his death in February, Henry Hodge was honored by
having the Alumni Gymnasium, Snell Field, and the Indoor Recreation Center designated as the
Henry R. Hodge Sports and Recreation Complex.
Hodge had made many outstanding contributions while at Clarkson. In his 38 years, he
coached freshman and varsity basketball, varsity baseball, and freshman football, and served as
the College's athletic director for 23 years. In his 35 years as varsity baseball coach, his teams
compiled a record of 293 victories, 208 losses, and four ties. During the mid-1940s, Hodge
coached two undefeated baseball teams at Clarkson, and a basketball squad with a two-year
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