James G. Chadney, Jr. 

James G. Chadney, Jr. lost his 13-month battle with gastric cancer on May 13, 2019, at his home in Salem, Oregon.

Jim earned his BA at Portland State University and his MA and PhD at Michigan State University.  He taught anthropology at UNI from 1968 to 1999. He became assistant dean of CSBS in 1994 and served as interim dean in 1998-9.  Jim left UNI in 1999 to serve as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Western Oregon University until his retirement in 2005.

Jim’s scholarship focused on the Sikh community in Vancouver.

In retirement, Jim enjoyed golfing and traveling with his wife.

Donald Fruehling

Hard work defined Don Fruehling. I will never forget the first time I met Don and hearing the story of how he put himself through UNI. He worked from 4 to 8 a.m. during the weekday mornings, went to his classes, and worked again from noon to 5:00 p.m. Following graduation from UNI, he used that work ethic to propel himself to a highly successful career with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.

In that first meeting, Don made it clear that he not only believed in hard work, but he also strongly believed in the value of an education. Don and his wife, Gudrun, carried out this belief through their generous gifts to CSBS which have impacted the lives of numerous students studying in CSBS.

I will miss Don greatly, but will be forever grateful for the legacy he created at UNI.

— Nate Clapham, Assistant Vice President for Collegiate Development & Annual Giving

Albert R. Gilgen

Albert R. Gilgen passed away Jan. 4, 2021.

Al grew up in Akron, Ohio. He earned his BA at Princeton University, his MA at Kent State University, and his PhD at Michigan State. Al came to UNI in 1974 to serve as head of psychology; a position he held until 1994. He retired in 2001.

Al published articles and books on topics ranging from contemporary American psychology to International psychology to the relevance of chaos theory for psychology. He taught on a Fulbright at the University of Galway, Ireland, and presented invited papers in Russia, Austria, Mexico and Ecuador.

Hattie Mae Middleton 

Hattie Mae Middleton passed away on May 7, 2020, at Prairie Hills Senior Living in Des Moines.

Hattie earned her BA at Florida A&M University, her MA at the University of Northern Iowa, and her PhD at Kansas State University.  She taught at UNI from 1988 to 2000. She also taught in China as part of a UNI faculty exchange.

Hattie belonged to many organizations such as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, OES, Unity Presbyterian Church in Waterloo and Bethel AME Church in Des Moines. She was a member of the Iowa Department of Public Health. Above all, she enjoyed entertaining family and friends and traveling.

Ronald E. Roberts 

Ronald E. Roberts passed away on Oct. 29, 2020, of COVID-related complications at Ravenwood Specialty Care, Waterloo, Iowa.

Ron received his BA from Drake University and earned his MA and PhD at Louisiana State University. He taught sociology at UNI from 1969 to 2001.

Ron was an avid reader, prolific writer on sociological issues and the human experience, lecturer and an activist for the oppressed and powerless. He was instrumental in helping to make the John L. Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining and Labor in Lucas, Iowa, a reality.

Ron enjoyed traveling abroad, socializing with his life-long friends and colleagues, viewing movies, biking, and participating in RAGBRAI. As his last act as a citizen, he proudly exercised the right to cast his vote.

Harold (Hal) Wohl

Hal Wohl died peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 20, 2020 in Cedar Falls.

Hal grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BA and PhD at the University of Iowa. Hal began his career at UNI in 1956 and taught American history, the philosophy of history and colonial America until his retirement in 1995. Hal also was a visiting professor at Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia. In retirement, Hal and his wife, Jean, enjoyed travel, especially ocean cruises. Hal continued to teach after retirement for UNI’s Lifelong Learning University and Wartburg College’s Keep on Learning Program.