Nottingham Alumni Wall of Fame announced

Hon. David T. Bishop (Class of 1947) -- Hamilton College 1951, Cornell Law School 1954, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard 1991.

Moving west at the request of his Minnesota-born bride, Bishop joined a law firm, quickly became partner, and began an active career as community volunteer and public servant. In 1982, Bishop was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. His skill was recognizing and brokering appropriate, efficient compromises between the Republicans and Democrats, and he has seen over 200 of his own bills passed. In 1991 he was named one of the Four Best Legislators in Minnesota in the state's Journal of Law and Politics. Known for his sense of humor and his ability to see all sides of every issue, Bishop earned respect from both sides of the aisle along with that of the citizens of Minnesota, whose praise meant the most to him. His sharp focus on fiscal matters, carefully weighing pros and cons of every bill presented, endeared him to Minnesotans and to junior legislators as well, many of whom were mentored by him. Never one to rest on his laurels, he earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University at the age of 62. Bishop enjoys his annual visits to Syracuse.

Dr. Robert A. Clark (Class of 1959) -- Syracuse University 1963, Columbia University (MD) 1967; intern in Medicine, University of Washington 1967-68; Resident in Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1968-69.

After editing the Nottingham yearbook and winning four prestigious science scholarships upon graduation from Nottingham, Clark went on to distinguish himself with a number of honors and awards in his career, such as the MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (2000); Medical Investigator Research Career Award, Department of Veterans Affairs (1991); Distinguished Achievement Award, Department of Medicine-University of Iowa (1998) and many others. Clark is currently a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he recently completed a 12-year term as chair of the department. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Vice President for Clinical Research and Director of the Institute of Medicine and Science. In this important capacity, he serves as Principal Investigator of the Clinical and Translational Science Award, a five-year, $26 million grant from the NIH directed toward enhancing and accelerating the progress of clinical research. Clark's membership in a number of esteemed medical and scientific teams across the globe have put him in the forefront of genetic research, the most understandable to the lay-person is that which determines susceptibility to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the rate of progress of HIV infection to AIDS.

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