Rex D. Waltman (P ’72)
, of Rockford,
Mich., retired on June 7, 2013 from Saint
Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids,
Mich., after 40 years of service as a staff
pharmacist in its Hospital Pharmacy.
Jeff Brabbs (AH ’77)
, of Lakeland, Fla.,
began his 36th year working as a dental
technician since he graduated from Ferris.
For the past 15 years, Jeff has owned and
operated Crews Lake Dental Laboratory,
in Lakeland. Jeff recently was granted
a United States patent for a snoring
Ken Fagerman (P ’77)
of Sand Lake,
Mich., has published Staring Down the
Barrel: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Diversion
and Coping with Robbery. The book
describes how Fagerman, as a practicing
clinical pharmacist, formed a partnership
program with other pharmacists and
worked with police to end a spree of
dangerous pharmacy robberies.
“Pharmacy violence is on the rise and is a
subject rarely dealt with in an open format.
This book details how a group of local
pharmacists began a program with police
that stopped rampant pharmacy robberies
and, at the same time, uncovered
widespread, organized narcotic diversion,”
Fagerman says. In all, his group’s efforts
lead to the arrest of more than 30 robbery
and diversion suspects, the breakup of
two organized prescription fraud rings,
and the end of a spree of armed robberies
in St. Joseph County, Ind.
Fagerman also is a recipient of the
George A. Cooper Lifesaving Award and
an inductee of the St. Joseph County
American Red Cross Hall of Heroes for
a separate act of heroism in 2006. He is
currently the Director for Pharmacy for
Great Lakes Specialty Hospitals in Grand
Rapids and Muskegon.
Paul Cochran (EHS ’90)
, of Lincoln
Park, Mich., has been the offensive line
coach for Detroit’s Cass Technical High
School Technicians football team for
the past four years. The team won the
Division I state championship in both
2011 and 2012, and is going for a three-
peat this season. Paul was promoted
to sergeant with the Lincoln Park Police
Department in April 2013.
Robert Przybylski (B ’90)
awarded his fourth Michigan Association
of Broadcasters “Best in Category”
Documentary Broadcast Excellence
Award for “The Korean War: Voices from
the 38th Parallel.” In addition to the MAB
award, Bob’s documentary also was
awarded a national Telly Award and was
nominated for a regional Emmy Award
in the historical documentary category
from the Michigan chapter of the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
It is Bob’s third Emmy nomination in the
documentary category. Bob is a producer
and director at WDCQ, a PBS member
station owned and operated by Delta
College Quality Public Broadcasting in
University Center, Mich.