Stuart Root has acquired a lot since graduating from Chagrin Falls High School in 1950. Known for his sense of humor and love of classical music, he was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1955 with a B.A. in Philosophy. After earning his law degree form Columbia Law School in 1960, he became actively involved in designing the legal structure for the largest real estate acquisition in Manhattan since Rockefeller Center. His client was the Bowery Savings Bank, one of the largest savings institutions in the world at that time. In 1968-69, he served as an advisor for the Ginny Mae program, and by 1970 became the legal architect for a new federal agency known as Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). The subsequent Fannie Mae program, along with Freddie Mac and Ginny Mae, are now approaching $1 trillion in total outstanding volume. Freddie Mac is widely regarded as the most profitable of all government enterprises, attributed, in large part, to Stuart’s work as outside counsel during its formative years (1970-75). From 1981 through 1983, he was President and Vice Chairman of the Bowery Savings Bank in New York City. He as the Executive Director of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation from 1987-89. Remaining true to some of his earliest passions, he is Chairman of the Board for the Harlem School of Arts.
Standing tall among his classmates, the splendid young actor had an uncommon wit which would carry him to even greater heights. Multi-talented Will Stanton appeared in football games, track meets, and operettas during his years at Chagrin Falls High School. Since then, he has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, and the New Yorker. Chagrin’s most prolific writer moved with his family to Chagrin Falls before he had reached school age. Growing up in Chagrin Falls during the Depression, he always remembered the kindness and understanding of its people during those difficult times. One of his three books, “Golden Evenings of Summer.” was based, in part, upon his memories of Chagrin Falls. An episode from the book was made into a Walt Disney movie, “Charlie and the Angel,” starring Fred MacMurray. Will’s humorous stories and poems have been published in many magazines including Atlantic, Life, Look, McCall’s, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping. A 1941 graduate of Princeton University, he now lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Margaret Terpenning’s love of learning was surpassed only by her love of people. Remembered for her warm heart as well as her unbridled determination, she was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University in 1973. She earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1978, where she also completed a fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. From 1982 until 1984, she studied infectious diseases through another fellowship at UCLA and the Wadsworth VA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Terpenning has lectured across the United States on various aspects of medical care for the elderly. Her studies of infectious diseases in the elderly have been published in the leading medical journals. In 1984, she was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since 1988, she has been Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She also serves as Clinical Director, Geriatric Research Education at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and as Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute of Gerontology. In 1991, she was elected to the American College of Physicians Fellows Program.