Lorraine Kihlstrum Malkerson (B.A. ’41 ) died on Jan. 4, 2007. She earned her degree in journalism at a time when few women did so and was a staff writer at The Minnesota Daily. Throughout her life, she remained a great friend of the School and of the University, along with her husband, Lester, always maintaining her involvement in the life of the institution.
In the late 1990s, Lorraine made an endowment gift to the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, naming a faculty office in honor of her legendary former teacher, Thomas Barnhart.
She is survived by husband, Lester A. Malkerson, and step-children Barbara Fischer, Sherman (Patricia) Malkerson, Warren (Joan) Malkerson, Bruce (Mary) Malkerson, and Charles (Carolyn Hall II) Malkerson.
George Moses (B.A. ’37, M.A. ‘69 ) died on June 2, 2007, at his home in Montana. George was a journalist, writer and teacher. A veteran of World War II, he was the AP bureau chief in Minneapolis from 1950 to 1970. At the AP, he was remembered best for his role in reporting on the 1960 presidential election. In 1970, George became chairman of the Journalism Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, from which he retired in 1980. That same year, the Minnesota Associated Press established a writing award in his name, which is given annually to an AP reporter for the best story of the year.
George is preceded in death by his wife, Lucile, who died last October. He is survived by four daughters: Anne, San Jose, Calif.; Laurie, Eugene, Ore.; Jane, Billings, Mont.; and Susan, St. Paul; as well as 13 grandchildren.