William R. Cashen
Writing came naturally to Mr. Cashen. While a student, he edited the Farthest North Collegian, the student newspaper. He was a frequent contributor to the Alaska Alumnus. His full-length biography of Dr. Charles E. Bunnell, Farthest North College President, was published by the University of Alaska Press in 1972.
His dedication to the University was recognized in 1962. The Alumni Association granted him an Honorary Lifetime Membership. The Alumni Association also named him its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1967, Alaska's Centennial Year.
Mr. Cashen died in his Fairbanks home on February 5, 1981. He was 66 years old.