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Donald D. Horine (BSJ59, MSJ60)

Donald D. Horine (BSJ59, MSJ60) wore many hats throughout his life (including tennis, teaching, and bagpipes) but was, according to those who knew him, “always a newspaper guy.” He died Aug. 11, 2019. He was 82.

As a high school student, Horine convinced the Oregonian newspaper to let him write a weekly high school news column for the paper—and the Oregonian became the first major paper in the country to cover high school news.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Medill where he met his first wife, Sharon Gould. They married and had two children. Horine served in Okinawa, Japan as a writer for the Stars and Stripes military newspaper, taught journalism at Lehigh University and California State University in Los Angeles, and worked as a city editor for the LA Times.

He was also an associate editor for the National Enquirer and later, the Palm Beach Evening Times. He last worked at the Palm Beach Post, where he was on the editorial board. He wrote once again on high school education in a bi-weekly column there until retiring in 1999.

Late in life, Horine embraced his Scottish birthright: bagpipes, despite having no prior musical experience. After being selected for Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, one of south Florida’s premier pipe bands, he met his wife of 19 years, Darlene J. Holliston, a drummer. They married in 2000.

Horine is survived by his wife, his children and stepchild, seven siblings, and seven grandchildren.

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Thomas “Tom” Duncan (BSJ62, MSJ63)

Thomas “Tom” Duncan, a pioneering marketing researcher and lifelong educator, died May 12, 2019. He was 79.

Duncan, a 2005 Medill Hall of Achievement inductee, wrote extensively on Integrated Marketing Communication in academic and professional publications, including texts such as “Principles of Advertising and IMC and Marketing,” and a respected professional book, “Driving Brand Value.”

Duncan was born and raised in Martinsville, Ind. and graduated high school there. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medill, majoring in journalism and advertising. He returned to Martinsville High School and taught journalism there until leaving to earn his Ph.D. in journalism from Iowa University.

He worked first in research at the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago, and then managed and directed marketing operations in Indiana and Minnesota.

With his extensive advertising and marketing experience, Duncan began a new career as a professor—first at Ball State University in Indiana, and then at the University of Colorado School of Journalism. At Ball State he twice taught a course abroad in London over international marketing, advertising, and mass communication.

At Colorado University, he developed an internationally recognized master’s program in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) along with his wife, Sandra Moriarty. This led to consulting with agencies and clients in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, particularly with Japanese superagency, Dentsu, in Tokyo. He and Moriarty also conducted seminars and gave lectures worldwide on IMC.

After retiring from CU, he created a unique IMC program embedded in an MBA program at the University of Denver. He finished his academic career as visiting professor for one term at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

He and his wife retired to Bonita Springs in 2013, where he served on the Bonita Bay Strategic Planning committee, volunteered with a cancer treatment center and a thrift store, and played pickleball and bocce.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Moriarty; his two children, Elizabeth and Andrew; his sister, Melinda; his niece and nephew; and 5 grandchildren.


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Margaret “Midge” Carol McGilvray (BSJ60)

Margaret “Midge” Carol McGilvray, a public schoolteacher and principal, died January 29, 2019, in Annapolis, Maryland. She was 80.

McGilvray, according to the Spokesman-Review, was born into a blue-collar family, where she developed a strong work ethic. A fast learner and high achiever, she studied journalism at Medill on a full scholarship.

After college she began working in the public education system in Oakland, California. In 1979 she, her husband Donald, and her two sons Douglas and Ross, moved to Spokane, Wash., where McGilvray earned a master’s in education from Whitworth, became an elementary school principal, and was known to seek out more challenging positions at schools with disadvantaged students, according to the Spokesman-Review.

She is remembered for her determination to achieve excellence for herself and for all whom she knew. The Spokesman Review said that McGilvray was kind, loving and truly concerned about the welfare of others, adding that her spirit and drive were inextinguishable, and would be sorely missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her brother Robert McAllen, her sons, their wives, and a multitude of granddaughters and great grandchildren.

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Connie Kang (MSJ64)

Kyonshill Connie Kang (MSJ64), thought to be the first Korean American female reporter in the United States, died Aug. 1, 2019. She was 76.

Kang was born in 1942 in what is now North Korea. By the time she was 4 her family had fled their ancestral homeland, settling first in Okinawa, Japan, and later in San Francisco, according to a biography of Kang in “Distinguished Asian Americans: a Biographical Dictionary.” Kang’s passion for English and writing blossomed through her “tumultuous and circuitous”  journey to America–across three countries and in three languages.

Kang studied journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Missouri, according to her biography, and then in 1964 she became the first Korean to receive her master’s degree from Medill.

After graduating she wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. Kang became the first Korean-speaking reporter at the Los Angeles Times in 1992, the Times said in an Obituary of Kang, after the paper acknowledged a growing need for reporters who could share the voices of Los Angeles’ Asian American communities.

“She would be flooded with calls from Korean Americans who wanted to get their stories out there, because no one else in the mainstream media spoke their language,” Hyungwon Kang, a former LA Times photo editor, told the Times.

Connie Kang also wrote a regular column for Koreatown Weekly, where coworkers spoke of her invaluable contributions to journalism.

In her final years at the Los Angeles Times, Kang began reporting and writing about religion, and then left the paper to become a minister. She graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2017, passed the U.S. Presbyterian Church’s ordination exam, and dreamed of building a Christian school in North Korea.

Friends told the LA Times they remembered her as “aesthetic-minded”: that she wore colorful wide-brimmed hats, drove with gloved fingers, and grew orchids.

Kang was buried next to her parents and younger brother in San Francisco, according to Hyungwon Kang.

Photo Credit: LA Times