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organizations, including Phi Alpha Theta, the inter- national history honors society; the Organization of American Historians; the Business History Commit- tee; and the History Com- mittee of the Broadcast Education Association. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Steven of New Orleans and David of San Diego ; two daughters, Barbara Boyle of Tuxas and Catherine of Kan- sas City, Mo.; his mother, Frances, of St. Louis; and two grandchildren. USD has established the C. Joseph Pusateri Scholar- ship Fund. Memorial contri- butions may be made to the fund by contacting the Pro- vost's Office. •

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Dr. Thurber recalls. "He told me to kick his bed or throw a pillow at him if it hap- pened again." But that evening, Dr. Pusateri - without saying anything about the previous night's snoring - stayed up until after his young col- league was fast asleep. Dr. Thurber slept peacefully until morning. "I think that incident expresses his tremendous kindness," Dr. Thurber says. "He was such a fine dean because even though he could be tough , there was this underlying kindness about him. He was a sweet man." Dr. Pusateri came to USD in 1977 from Loyola Univer- sity in New Orleans. Previ- ously he had taught at John Carroll University in Cleveland. The St. Louis native authored four books on broadcasting and business, the most recent being A His- tory of American Business, published in 1984. He also penned several articles on American business and economic history for peri- odicals and scholarly publications. Dr. Pusateri also was active in many professional

A friend forthose far from home By Maureen McDonald

Yuette Jlontatne

the 1987 Staff Employee of the Year Award, an honor she appreciates. " It is won- derful what USD does to rec- ognize employees who love their work and excel at it. It means so much more com- ing from a group of such good people." Fontaine's goals for the future are to get American students more involved in international education. She hopes to organize a university-wide mentor pro- gram that would enable more people to meet and support international stu- dents and also learn more about other countries. "The real reason interna- tional students come to USD is that others have gone home to tell of the quality people and educa- tion here. In essence we're building bridges ," she says. "That's what it's all about. •

support to students whose homes are often thousands of miles away. In addition, she oversees the activities of the International Students Association, a club on campus. A four-year veteran at USD, Fontaine started part- time assisting the Master of Comparative Law program and was immediately inter- ested in international edu- cation . She now advises students who represent nearly every country, from Europe to the Mid and Far East. to Asia and Africa. "When you think that you can do so much to improve U.S. relations with other countries you realize how important international education is," she says. Known throughout cam- pus for her willingness to be helpful and her friendly demeanor, Fontaine was one of three runners-up for

'A' re you Yvette?"

Those are the words of many

international students upon arrival at USD, when they finally meet the student adviser they've heard about from their friends. Yvette Fontaine is not only international student adviser for all of the Univer- sity's undergrads but she is also the assistant for the Master of Comparative Law program, which keeps her busy coordinating activities of law students from abroad. As international student adviser, Fontaine concerns herself with the academic and personal welfare of her students. That includes not only housing and paper- work details but also giving

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