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Olivet College to present three distinguished alumni awards
Oct 04, 2004

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Richard Brennan, Dean S. Lewis and John Nametz, O.D., during Homecoming activities Saturday, Oct. 16.


Brennan is a 1965 Olivet graduate and resident of Midland. He joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1966. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he was the global product development director of Dows superabsorbent polymers business and chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Polyacrylate Absorbants, Inc. Throughout his career, he worked in research and development on chemistry applications from rocket science to improved petroleum recovery, and electrical power generations to ultra dry baby diapers. He holds patents describing improved explosive compositions for the mining industry, gas generating propellants for automotive crash bags and chemical cleaning compositions for electrical utility equipment. Brennan received a masters of science degree from Central Michigan University in 1977.


Lewis is a 1955 Olivet graduate and resident of Kalamazoo. His private law practice involves estate planning and probate cases, as well as business and real estate. He is a member of the corporation finance, business law, probate and estate planning sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Lewis is also a member of the corporation, banking, business law, real property, probate and trust law sections of the American Bar Association. He served as past president of the Olivet College Alumni Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1958.


Nametz, a 1974 Olivet graduate and four-year letterwinner in basketball, is a resident of Spring Lake. He earned a doctor of optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1978 and began practicing optometry in Charlotte. In addition to his practice, Nametz was a staff optometrist for the Department of Corrections and a clinic instructor at Ferris State University College of Optometry. In 1982, he moved to his present optometric practice in Spring Lake. He served as chairperson of the Spring Lake Central Business District, advisor to the Ottawa Area Intermediate School Districts Michigan Model Health Curriculum and he is president-elect of the Grand Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.


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