Lycoming College Class of 1972

50 CELEBRATION RICHARD RHOADS 22 Richard Rhoads 8210 Spring Branch Court Laurel, MD 20723 (301) 604-4956 (240) 429-4317 rickwrhoads@gmail.com Employment Retired Employer National Institutes of Health (NIH) Position Chief, General Ledger, Reports, and Reconciliation Branch Spouse Lynn (Wallis) Rhoads ’71 Children Lauren (43) and Kristin (40) Grandchildren Ryleigh Griffin (21), Payton Griffin (11), and Brady Griffin (7) Community Involvement Member of the Columbia Concert Band NIH Federal Credit Union Board of Director, including Treasurer for eight years. Also, Chairman, of the Supervisory Committee. Lycoming Memories Logan Richmond, Professor of Accounting Dr. Morgan, band director Some of my favorite memories include band camp and tours, playing pinochle in the Student Union, and tobogganing on Lake Eagles Mere. Lycoming Involvement Played in the Lycoming Band and Jazz Band for four years. Played in the orchestra for Lycoming musical. Lyco Friends Hank Groton, Bob Browne, Steve Schram, Harry Sherman, Frank Zanella Stay in Touch Hank Groton, Bob Browne, Dave and Betsy Cronk Post-Lycoming Education CPA, 1987 Interests Played softball until incurring several injuries. Played in the Columbia Concert Band. Travelled extensively throughout the world. Enjoy attending grandchildren’s sporting and other activities. Season tickets to Hippodrome for Broadway plays. Attend Spring Training Baseball in Arizona or Florida most years. Rescuing dachshunds. Difference Lycoming Made I met my future wife, Lynn Wallis ’71, playing pinochle. Also, Lycoming gave me a strong accounting education, allowing me to have a 40-year career in financial management at the National Institutes of Health. Post-Lycoming Experiences We have travelled extensively throughout the world, including traveling to Europe with the Columbia Concert Band. Spent several winter vacations with Hank ’72 and Jackie Groton in St. Martin. Greatest Accomplishment In addition to being married for 50 years, having two daughters and three grandchildren, I enjoyed my career at NIH. I had over 33 years as a Supervisory Accountant, including Chief of Grants, and Chief of Accounting. I received multiple awards while at NIH, including several NIH Director Awards. On a dare, I passed the CPA exam 15 years after graduating from Lycoming. I also was an original member of the NIH Hall of Fame Blood Donor Award for donating more than 100 pints of blood. Reunion? No

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