From Kent State
Doris Briggs Zimmerman of Champion has received her doctor of philosophy degree from Kent State University.
She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1964 from Carnegie Mellon University; her master's degree in chemistry in 1989 from Youngstown State University; and a master's degree in materials engineering in 1992 from YSU.
She plans to continue in visiting and adjunct faculty positions.
Past associations have been with Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, KSU's main and regional campuses, Case Western Reserve University and Penn State University, Shenango.
Her professional activities include membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, American Chemical Society and Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering.
She serves as chairman for the Penn-Ohio Border Section of the American Chemical Society and treasurer of the Northern Ohio Chapter of SAMPE.
Distinguished physician
BOARDMAN -- Dr. John J. Turner has been named 2004 Distinguished Physician by the Mahoning County Medical Society.
He was presented with a plaque commemorating the honor at the society's recent annual meeting at the Holiday Inn here.
Dr. Turner, a native of Youngstown, received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., where he also began medical school. He completed his medical degree at Harvard University in 1952 and his internship at Boston City Hospital. After his surgical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Turner returned to Youngstown where he practiced for many years. He retired from practice in 2000.
Turner and his wife, the former Carolyn Pickett, live in Warren. They have seven children.
Also honored at the annual meeting were Drs. George H. Dietz and Arthur V. Whittaker, who received the 50 Years in Medicine Award from the Ohio State Medical Association.
Humanitarian award
Brenda Scarborough of Youngstown is the recipient of the Governor's Humanitarian Award, which was presented to her at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus.
Scarborough is an employee of Maag Library at Youngstown State University and has been actively involved in humanitarian work both on and off campus since 1997.
She is treasurer of YSU's Black Faculty and Staff Association. She has also helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Mahoning County Cancer Society, and has recruited dozens of volunteers for various charitable programs. She also has mentored local high school students.
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