Great Scots: A Spotlight on Alumni
October 7 at 7 p.m.
Ken Olsen Science Center Loggia
In honor of the Science Department’s 50th Anniversary, this year’s Great Scot Alumni Award Recipients each have a connection to one of Gordon’ science majors.
ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR:
Carrie Dahl Tibbles '93
After her accomplished educational career at Gordon, Carrie attended medical school at Boston University and completed residency training in emergency medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following residency she completed a medical education fellowship at Harvard, and in 2001 Carrie joined the emergency medicine faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she is currently the director of Graduate Medical Education and the associate director of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program. An expert in women’s health and medical education, she is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Carrie speaks and consults nationally on a number of topics including optimizing teamwork and communication among healthcare providers, and women’s health in emergency medicine.
She is currently the principal investigator on the first multicenter trial of teamwork training in seven Harvard Hospitals, work recently featured in The Wall Street Journal. She has authored many articles and book chapters on these subjects and was awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Speaker of the Year. She co-edited her first book, Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, published last year. Carrie has also served on Gordon’s Board of Trustees for the past two years.
YOUNG ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR:
Owen Webb '03
Illinois native W. Owen Webb came to Gordon after graduating from Westminster Christian School. A physics and computer science double major, Owen interned at Borg Warner Automotive, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and at Raytheon. Following graduation, Owen began employment at Raytheon as a systems engineer of the Navy’s next-generation destroyer.
His next position at Raytheon was as supply chain program manager for various programs. His responsibilities included managing the construction of a pair of military data centers. His career also took him to Taiwan for 18 months. Currently Owen works for Osram Sylvania as a program manager responsible for launching new Solid State (LED) lighting products.
JACK GOOD COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:
Jason Revilla '01 and James Grumbine '01
As Jason describes the company he co-founded, “Our label puts others’ needs over our own.” Faith & Fortune is that label—the company that Jim Grumbine and Jason Revilla began. It is an apparel brand focused on using fashion to help tell the story of and bring awareness to nonprofit organizations that are doing compelling work. Helping to clothe the needy and feed the hungry is what Faith & Fortune is all about.
With aid going to Haiti since its inception, Faith & Fortune believes in “working together”—as they also have done in conjunction with Beverly Bootstraps, Rock For Justice, and Charity Water. Through the sale of apparel and hosting events, Faith & Fortune has raised money and provided additional marketing opportunities for those organizations.
WINIFRED CURRIE AWARD IN EDUCATION:
Harry Hesketh, Jr. '63
As one of Gordon’s first science major graduates, Harry took his love of science to the classroom. He began his teaching career in January 1966 at Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island, and stayed until June of 1969. After marrying Barbara Hauser ’62, Harry began teaching at the Whittier Middle School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. In the fall of 1971 Harry was led to a teaching position at Peabody High School, Peabody, Massachusetts, where he taught physics, chemistry and astronomy over the 28 years he was on staff. During his tenure there Harry earned his Master of Arts in Teaching with a chemistry emphasis from Salem State University.
Harry was employed at Xerox after his retirement and joined mission trips to West Virginia. He has given his time to teaching Sunday school classes on science and Christian apologetics for adults and high school students at his church. Teaching is definitely a huge part of who Harry is.
A. J. GORDON MISSIONARY SERVICE AWARD:
Robert '97 and Heidi Walker Winslow '97
After Bob ministered in the inner city of Boston and Heidi worked as a Raytheon design engineer, in the spring of 2000 they left for Greece to help with the launching of a new youth ministry. Germany was their next destination, where Bob worked for three years as the director of communications and development at Black Forest Academy, an international school for missionary children from nearly 40 countries. In 2004 the Winslows received further training with their mission in order to return to the European mission field long-term.
Since December of 2006 they have been living in France and serving at Institut Biblique de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. Bob has been responsible for the development, launching and management of IBG Online, the first French online Bible training program for Francophone believers from around the globe. He is also developing two new websites—ecoledudimanche.com and groupedejeunes.com—offering God-centered curriculum by any Sunday school teacher or youth leader in the French-speaking world by free download. In addition to being a busy mother of five, Heidi is significantly involved in each of these ministry initiatives.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Professor Theodore Wood
In Ted’s 30 years of teaching at Gordon, he was instrumental in shaping the major in business administration. In addition to establishing each course and building the accounting major, Ted helped to develop the internship and cooperative education programs. In 2008 he became the founding director of the Center for Nonprofit Studies and Philanthropy, which led to the academic minor in nonprofit organization management.
Ted also served his colleagues well by chairing the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, the Faculty Welfare Committee, and the Academic Support Center Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Faculty Senate, Faculty Academic Programs Committee, and was faculty secretary. For his many accomplishments over his years at Gordon, Ted was awarded the Senior Distinguished Faculty Award in May 2011.