On October 19-20, 2007, the department hosted William Donohoe (BA,
History, 1959) and his wife
showed images of some of his urban renewal projects created during his successful career in planning and development in New York City. He also described how the study of history led him, first, to the Peace Corps, and later to his current profession. He also
gave valuable advice to our Public History students and faculty after hearing their presentation on their project, “Working Waterfronts” dealing with the changing
harbors of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan. In recognition of his lifetime accomplishments, Donohoe received a College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Award.