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names of people

A person’s full name is used on first reference. On second reference use Dr. for those with doctoral degrees; use last name for those without a doctorate.

A middle initial is acceptable if the person prefers it and in names of buildings. Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Jr., II, 3rd, etc., are only used with the person’s complete name. Do not use a comma after the name.

Don’t use periods when people are referred to by initials: JFK, FDR.

A maiden name should be used in alumni publications or if a woman prefers it. If using a maiden name, use nee in italics between the married and maiden name (Jessica Smith nee Lombardi).

Nicknames, if used, are not in quotation marks. See also,

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