Clark MacKenzie ’61 received the William C. Campbell Award from the United States Seniors’ Golf Association for his contributions to the association and to the advancement of amateur golf. He has played on the USSGA international team 15 times since 1998, captained the team for four years, and served as team secretary for two years. Mr. MacKenzie has also served on a number of committees for the organization, including the committee planning the celebration of the USSGA’s 100th anniversary in 2005, and has served on its board of governors in various capacities. A member of the Senior Slam Society, he has participated in each of the USSGA’s invitational tournaments. He and his wife, Andy, live in Jackson, Wyo.
Carl S. Markowitz ’67 retired after 45 years as an Attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate. Throughout his career, he conducted more than 20,000 real estate settlements. Formerly a resident of Virginia Beach, Va., he now lives in Naples, Fla.
Robert A. Buerlein ’68 has been elected president of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation, which keeps alive the history of the United States’ first elite-force unit, formed in 1942 along the lines of the British Commandos. In 2014, the Marine Corps revived this unit name and mission objective for its new Marine Raider Regiment, which is part of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Very little is ever known by the public of their successes, which include sensitive reconnaissance and direct-action missions against high-value targets, far within enemy-controlled territory. Bob and Judy live in Richmond, Va.; their youngest son is a doctor at the University of Virginia Hospital.
Robert A. Buerlein ’68 was elected to serve another term on the board of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation. A Co-Founder of the U.S. Marine Raider Museum, located in Raider Hall at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Mr. Buerlein also serves on the museum’s historical preservation committee. He continues to serve on the executive committee of the board of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Va.
Bill Couper ’68 was honored Dec. 3, 2013, as a 2013 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate. Founded in 1988 by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, and The Washingtonian, the annual induction ceremony honors outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Greater Washington. Couper retired from Bank of America in 2012.
Ken Manson ’68 published Bring Me Back Alive: A Memoir of Adventure, Luck, and Terror in the Air. Manson's first book covers his harrowing flying experiences as a U.S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War years. The book starts in 1967 with his initial training at the UVA Airport (Milton Field) and concludes with his experiences as a Jolly Green Giant rescue pilot in 1973. Among the many unforgettable characters in the book is Chief Master Sgt. Duane Hackney (the most decorated airman in the history of the Air Force), who flew with then-Capt. Manson during his time in the Air Rescue & Recovery Service. Flip Viles (A&S ’68) served as an editor to make the book a reality. Mr. Manson is the father of Ashley Manson Marratt (A&S ‘94) and William Manson (A&S ’99), who is a doctor at the UVA Hospital.
Daniel P. Collins ’69 retired as Senior Portfolio Manager & Director of Research at DuPont Capital Management. He and J. Randolph Garrett III ’69, who retired from BB&T Insurance after serving as President and Principal of Chaney Thomas Stephenson & Hill Insurance before it was acquired by BB&T, completed a seven-week 3,000-mile bicycle ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla., after retiring. Dan lives in Asheville, N.C.; Rand resides in Roanoke, Va., with his wife, Jan.