National President Emeritus, 1934-1936
Ned C. Fahs, Ph.D., Alpha
Dr Fahs was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1910 and obtained his Ph.D. in French University of California, Berkeley in 1938. He also obtained diplomas in études françaises from the University of Nancy and in cours de civilisation from the Sorbonne in Paris. Mr. Fahs served as President of the Alpha chapter in 1934 while a graduate student at Berkeley. He worked as an instructor of French and German at Grand Junction State Junior College, later Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado from 1934-1936. He worked as an instructor of Modern Languages at the University of Delaware until 1939, then worked at Fullerton Junior College. and later served as an instructor at the Naval Academy. In 1946 he was emplyed as a director of courses by the American Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 1948-1955 he served as cultural attaché at the American embassies in Rio De Janeiro, Santiago, Chile and Bogota, Columbia. A director of Latin American programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation from 1955-1974, he was in charge of awarding grants to medical centers and physicians in Latin America to improve medical education and specialty practice. Dr. Fahs retired in 1975 and passed away in 1997 in Santa Ana, California.
"Ned C. Fahs", Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, Michigan). Aug. 7, 1997: p. 4.