David Satcher

David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Satcher received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western University in 1970. Dr. Satcher assumed Presidency of Meharry Medical College in July 1982. He came to Meharry after serving as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine at Morehouse College…

Edith Louise Wright Rice

Edith Lousie Wright Rice, Class of 1916. Ms. Rice, a Clevelander, graduated as valedictorian of her class at West High School. She received a scholarship to attend Western Reserve University College for Women where she majored in English/Literature. After graduation, Ms. Rice was employed as a teacher in Piney Wood, Mississippi. She later worked for the YMCA in Newport News,…

Edward C. Williams

Edward C. Williams, Class of 1892. One of the most accomplished scholars to matriculate at Case Western Reserve University, Edward Christopher Williams was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1871. He graduated from Adelbert College in 1832 as valedictorian of his class and member of Phi Betta Kappa national honor society. He was one of the society’s six African-American members. As…

Ernest Cohen

Dr. Cohen received a B.S. in electrical engineering from MIT. For his bachelor’s thesis, he designed operation amplifiers using discrete transistors, a design later used in the Electronic System Laboratory at MIT. In 1963, large-scale integrated circuit microprocessors did not exist, except as a subject of research. Dr. Cohen was awarded a Masters in Instrumentation from Case Institute of Technology…

Ethel May Paramenter

Ms. Ethel May Parmenter, Class of 1901. Ms. Parmenter graduated from the College for Women of Western Reserve University

Francis Anderson Gregory

Francis Anderson Gregory, Class of 1928. Mr.. Gregory entered Case Institute of Technology at the age of 16 in 1924. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Case, he lettered in cross-country track and was a member of AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers), the YMCA, and the Debating Club. In 1964, he was one of four…

Frank C. Williams

Frank C. Williams, Class of 1962. During the time that he attended graduate school, Dr. Williams was employed as a research assistant by the Case Western Reserve Medical school. After entering Dental School, he continued to work part time at the Cleveland Clinic as a researcher in Clinical Pathology. When Dr. Williams graduated in 1962, he started private practice in…

Frank L. Keller

Frank L. Keller, Class of 1938. In 1982, Frank (Doc) Keller was inducted into the Western Reserve University Athletic Hall of Fame. He played 53 consecutive games without a defeat– 28 games at Dover (Ohio) High School and 25 games at Western Reserve University. He graduated in 1938 after receiving All-Ohio and Big Four honors three times and being named…

Franklyn T. Bradshaw

Franklyn T. Bradshaw was awarded his Ph.D. in 1971 by Case’s Department of Computing and Information Sciences. His thesis is entitled Structure and Representation of Digital Computer Systems. He received his M.S.E.E from Colorado State University in 1966. From 1971-77, he was an adjunct faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bradshaw has published…

Fred D. Gray

Fred D. Gray earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1954. In 1955, he represented Mrs. Rosa Parks, whose arrest and conviction for defying the statue of segregating white and black passengers on public buses led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mr.. gray successfully defended Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 90 other ministers when Alabama officials…