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More Ph.D.’s and Ties to Education

June 3, 2019


Anthony Santoro

Fenwick alumnus Anthony Santoro, Ph.D. ’56 has served as president of two institutions of higher learning: Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and Christopher Newport University, a state school in Virginia. St. Joseph’s is a private, Catholic liberal-arts college (enrollment of 1,500) in Standish, ME; while CNU is a public, liberal-arts university (enrollment of 5,000) in Newport News, VA. Dr. Santoro, a Distinguished Professor of History at CNU, has published two history books and one best-selling historical documentary DVD.


Bill Hancur

Outside the collegiate classroom, Riverside, Illinois, native William Hancur, Ph.D. ’64 attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, stayed out east and is a licensed clinical psychologist helping patients in the Rhode Island area. Previously, Hancur was the Associate Medical Director for behavioral health at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.


Craig Mixan in 1964.

Classmate Craig Mixan, Ph.D. ’64 attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, post-Fenwick, and received a doctorate in chemistry. While working as a chemist for the Dow Chemical Co., Mixan filed some 20 patents (between 1977 and 1985) for such inventions as “marine antifoulant processes” and “cyanatothiomethylthio pyrazines,” the latter of which are compounds found in pesticides. Now a patent attorney, he also has written numerous scholarly articles.


Paul Eder in 1978.

Meanwhile, Paul Eder, Ph.D. ’78 works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a senior medical diagnostics analyst at Tunnell Consulting in Washington, D.C. After Fenwick, Eder earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois (Urbana- Champaign), then a Ph.D. (also in biochem) from the University of Iowa in 1991. He next was a post- doctoral biology fellow at Yale University and a senior post-doctoral scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.



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