||Joseph E. Coleman,
Trustee Joseph E. Coleman, Esq. '48, died December 31, 2000.
Coleman, for whom The Joseph E. Coleman Scholarship is named,
was the first African-American to graduate from Albright College.
He served on the Albright Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1998.
E. Coleman Awards in amounts of $2,000 to $3,000 are offered to
students of color who exhibit a combination of high academic achievement,
strong extra-curricular involvement, and a commitment to community
began his career as a research chemist with the Eastern Regional
Laboratory in Phila-delphia. He wrote numerous articles and papers
about his research and patents, and was awarded the "Gold Bond
Award," the highest honor bestowed by the American Oil Chemist
1959, Coleman went back to school to study law at Temple University.
Upon graduation, he began work as a patent attorney for the Celanese
Corporation in its New York headquarters. Two years later, he joined
a law firm in Philadelphia and, soon after, opened his own law offices.
1971, Coleman entered politics and was elected to the City Council
of Philadelphia. He served as City Council President from 1980 to
Coleman was also an authoritative scholar on African-American history
and life. He is the author and publisher of a book on African-American
history entitled, Another Chosen People - American Negroes.
is survived by his wife, Jessie, a daughter, a son and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter.
graduated from Albright with a degree in economics. In 1965, he received
doctorate of humanities from the College, and in 1970, received the
Distinguished Alumni Award. He served on the Board of Trustees from
1960 to 1983.
William E. Maier '31
E. Maier '31, former Albright Trustee and retired president
of Maier's Bakery, Reading, died November 26, 2000.
in Blandon, Maier was employed for 49 years by Maier's Bakery, becoming
company president in 1957. He held this position until his retirement
Maier was known throughout Berks County for his commitment to community
service organizations such as the YMCA. He was a generous and long-time
supporter of Albright College, where his philanthropy included the
purchase, installation and maintenence of the Maier Organ in the
Chapel. He was also known for his musical talents, appearing in
performances with the Reading Choral Society, Reading Symphony Orchestra
and the Reading Civic Opera Society.
is survived by a son, Trustee Andrew Maier II; a daughter, Ruth
A. (Maier) Bengston; a daughter-in-law, June (Taylor) Maier '76;
and four grandchildren.
college, was awarded the Jacob Albright Award for outstanding contributions
to the Albright community, her profession and society-at-large in
||Nancy R. Shuman,
Ratajczak Shuman, M.D. '60, Albright former Trustee, Alumni
Association Board member and Reading area doctor of internal
medicine, died Friday, December 29, 2000. Shuman, an active
participant in the life
received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. She
served as the senior assistant surgeon of the United States Public
Health System in Norfolk, Va. from 1965 until 1967, when she began
her residency in internal medicine at Reading Hospital.
Since 1970, Shuman served as an internist in private practice in
West Reading, Pa. an attending physician for Employees of the Reading
Hospital and a staff physician for Berks Heim in Leesport, Pa.
was active with the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross
and with the Berks County Mental Health Association.
is survived by her husband, John F. Shuman, M.D., and a daughter.
and classmates have established the Nancy Ratajczak Shuman Memorial
Fund. Dr. P. Kenneth Nase '55, honorary chair, and Nancy Dettra
'53, chair, will head up the committee to create an endowed scholarship
in Shuman's name. The scholarship will provide $5,000 per year to
a senior female, pre-med major.
may be sent to Donald P. Kirkwood, vice president for advancement.
Please make checks payable to Albright College.