Olney Friends School is delighted to announce the next virtual guest in our 2021-2022 Guest Speaker Series.
Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
Title: Vaccines: History, How They Work with the Immune System, How They Are Made
Speaker: David Fankhauser ’59, PhD
After graduating from Olney Friends Boarding School, David studied Chemistry at Central State College, the only public historically black college (HBCU) in Ohio. He completed his BA in Chemistry from Earlham College (Indiana) and earned a PhD in Biology from John's Hopkins University (Maryland). In Jackson Mississippi in 1961, David became one of the first Freedom Riders to be arrested. Protesting the illegal segregation of interstate facilities throughout the South, the Freedom Rides helped the Civil Rights movement to go national, and led to the eventual integration of interstate public facilities.
David has received awards and honors for: excellence in teaching, outstanding student relations, innovative laboratory programs, and web sites supporting science teaching and homesteading skills. He has also received recognition for social activism: in the Civil Rights Movement, on the dangers of nuclear power and weapons, and on the threats to our environment from economic exploitation.