Cynthia S. Haggard, B.A.’75, M.A.’80, Ed.D.’86, is associate professor of educational foundations and policy studies at West Chester (Pa.) University. A member of the Association of Teacher Educators, she chairs the organization’s Leadership Foundation for Teacher Educators. Outside of the classroom, Haggard sings in the Main Line Ecumenical Choir, a choir made up of members from 36 different churches along the Main Line region of suburban Philadelphia.
The Ashland University Alumni Association has awarded Michael L. Hupfer, M.A.’79, the 2019 Dr. Glenn L. Clayton Award. The award is presented to a university employee or retiree who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities, embodies the mission of the university, and goes above and beyond by representing the university in a positive manner. Hupfer retired from Ashland University in 2015 after 18 years as director of the Center for English Studies and a further 18 years as assistant/associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Ashland, Ohio.
Award-winning author Clifford W. Garstang, M.A.’79, J.D.’81, combines his international experience and Virginia roots in his first novel, The Shaman of Turtle Valley, published in May 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books. The book explores the healing of wounds—in families, nations, and landscapes— and the challenges in bridging cultural gaps. After graduating from college, Garstang spent two years in the Peace Corps teaching English in South Korea. He is a former international lawyer and author of the story collections In an Uncharted Country and What the Zhang Boys Know, and editor of the anthology series Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. Garstang lives in Staunton, Va.