ALAN D. BEDRICK, M.D., professor and chief of neonatology and developmental biology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine department of pediatrics, has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Pennsylvania State University. It is the highest honor Penn State bestows upon an alumnus. Bedrick has volunteered for the March of Dimes in Baltimore and Tucson and is a member of the board of directors of the Arizona Perinatal Trust.
WYNN (IRWIN) FREEDMAN, 89, was one of 25 U.S. veterans flown to Washington, D.C., last month under the auspices of Honor Flight Southern Arizona, for a three-day trip that included a visit to the National WWII Memorial. A World War II Army veteran, Freedman served in the 5th Armored Division, 47th Armored Infantry Battalion. His decorations include a Combat Infantry Medallion, Presidential Unit Citation (Hurtgen, Germany), Belgian Fourregere for the Battle of the Bulge (maintaining security of the road to Malmedy) and Bronze Star. His guardian on the flight was Sandi Triplett, manager of orthopaedics at Tucson Medical Center. For her account of the trip, visit http://tmcaznews.com/ 2013/06/14/tmc-nurse-helps-give-americas-greatest-treasures-extraordinary-experience/.
ZAK TIMAN was commissioned to create a large sculpture for “Glasstress,” part of the 55th Venice Biennale. He will complete a one-month residency with Berengo Studios/Venice Projects. Timan, 27, is the youngest artist in the Glasstress show. He graduated from the California College of the Arts and has studied glass blowing at various sites including the Sonoran Glass School in Tucson and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Wash., founded by Dale Chihuly. Timan is the son of Robyn Kessler and Jeff Timan.