|CLASSMATES Fall 2001|
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Rex Becker, AR 34, GR 35, FAIA, was honored as a past president of the Missouri chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the group's annual meeting and awards luncheon in March in Jefferson City, Mo.
Phyllis B. Eaves, OT 39, writes that she is now 86 but in good health. She is still able to travel and live independently.
Edgar Draper, LA 46, MD 53, was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Psychoanalysts, and in May 2001 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Mississippi Psychiatric Association.
Leslie Axelrod, EN 48, and his wife, Leah, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2001, in the company of their six children and four grandchildren. Les retired from industry in 1995 and is now a member of the full-time faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Harriet Arey Davidson, LA 48, received an Award of Commendation from the Concordia Historical Institute, of St. Louis, for The Samuel Rothrock Diaries, 1834-1893, Volume II, Annotations and Commentary. It is a companion to Volume I, an unabridged, indexed copy of the handwritten diaries of the Rev. Samuel Rothrock, whose life and work in the North Carolina piedmont virtually spanned the 19th century.
Joe Moquin, EN 49, is serving on the Intergraph Board of Directors, the Huntsville Residential Park Board, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville Foundation Board.
John Belik, FA 50, was called back to active duty during the Korean War after graduation. After he was released, he taught high-school art, remained a reservist, and retired after 40 years. He is married, has an 8-year-old daughter, and lives in Hawaii.
George A. Karl, BU 50, says that, in response to the shortage of teachers, he came out of retirement to teach workplace preparation to high-schoolers in an alternative-education setting.
Donald T. Peak, GR 51, has written Fire Mission! American Cannoneers ... Defeating the German Army in World War II, a fictionalized narrative of the 273rd Field Artillery, based on the actual diary of a 273rd cannoneer. It was published by Sunflower Press of Kansas State University in March 2001.
Edward J. Thias, AR 51, AIA, was honored as a past president of the Missouri chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the group's annual meeting and awards luncheon in March in Jefferson City, Mo.
Peter Mollman, LA 52, is serving on the board and as director of judging for the International eBook Award Foundation. The foundation awards more than $150,000 to outstanding authors of electronic books published throughout the world during the year.
Gustav Schonfeld, LA 56, MD 60, former chairman of the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, and his family were honored by Jerusalem's Bikur Cholim Hospital at a testimonial dinner June 6, 2001, in St. Louis. The tribute praised the family's outstanding contributions to civic, philanthropic, and medical communities that began with his parents, Alexander Schonfeld, M.D., now deceased, and his wife, Helena, and continues with Gustav and his wife, Miriam. Helena, Miriam, and Gustav Schonfeld were guests of honor.
Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, a retired advertising/public relations executive, received the Ambassador of the Year Award from the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. He is district chair, public relations, for 42 Rotary clubs in southern Illinois.
Susan (Schneider) Rehwaldt, BU 60, was named top teacher in the School of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She was chosen by the school's dean and received a $500 cash prize. As assistant professor of information management systems, Rehwaldt teaches trends and issues in information systems and application of technical writing.
Usama Al-Khudairy, EN 61, says he is happily retired.
William F. Moll, Jr., GR 63, received the Hal Williams Hardinge Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers for a lifetime of contributions to the industrial minerals field.
Carol Templin Hierman, OT 64, retired in 2001.
Phyllis Brasfield Liebson, LA 64, GR 68, has written Deadly Sin, her second novel in the Matty Madrid Mystery series. Its predecessor, Maximum Insecurity, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel. She writes under the pen name "PJ Grady."
Ray Schulz, EN 65, SI 68, is senior vice president and chief technical officer at Millennium Digital Media, headquartered in Clayton, Mo.
Peter Flachbart, EN 66, received the Donald Wolbring Chapter Achievement Award for 17 years of continued service as professional development officer for the Hawaii chapter of the American Planning Association.
Betsy Frick, GR 66, a graduate in speech and hearing from Central Institute for the Deaf, has been teaching technical writing in the Department of Engineering and Policy since fall 1999.
Terri Behrens, SW 68, is in clinical social work at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center in Winona, Minn. She lives with her husband, Kenneth, in Northfield, Minn., and they spend summer weekends at Lake Gogebic, near Wakefield, Mich., where Ken grew up. E-mail: email@example.com.
Patrick Blakemore, FA 68, moved to Villeneuve-de-Marsan, Gascony, France, in June 2001. He says, "I'll see you in my dreams."
Ben-chieh Liu, GR 68, GR 71, became the Fulbright Professor of International Business and dean of the School of Business at Chuan-Yuan Christian University, in Taiwan, Republic of China, in 2000. He is on leave from Chicago State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Reby, BU 68, of the law firm Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, in St. Louis, has released the third edition of his book, Banking & Lending Institution Forms, the top-selling book of its kind since its original release in 1992.
Thomas D. Chubet, LA 69, was promoted to senior vice president, financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He also became "Golfer of the Year" at Winged Foot Golf Club for success in handicap tournaments last year.
Paul Hodapp, LA 70, received a Fulbright grant to teach law in Ukraine during 2001-2002. He will be on leave from the University of Northern Colorado, where he directs undergraduate pre-law programs and teaches philosophy. He will continue as special counsel to the law firm Wheeler, Trigg & Kennedy, in Denver.
Theodore C. Osborne, Jr., GR 70, was promoted to principal at Einhorn Yaffe Prescott, a 700-person architecture and engineering firm, based in Washington, D.C. Osborne, who specializes in large institutional and commercial projects, is responsible for project quality assurance/quality control, assisting in the integration of the firm's architecture and engineering divisions.
Robert Woodward, GR 70, GR 72, was named the first Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair in Health Economics at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, N.H. Woodward previously served as associate professor in the Health Administration program at Washington University's School of Medicine.
Lawrence Burrows, LA 71, a certified purchasing manager for more than 20 years, is also an independent event photographer. He is married and has three children.
Terri Zekman Daniels, FA 71, has been designing greeting cards and related products for 25 years. She also is a teaching assistant for the 3rd grade and is an after-school art teacher for K-5 at Buckley School, in California, where her two children attend. She has been married to Alan Daniels for 21 years.
Robert G. Ducker, LA 71, GA 75, AIA, has been named principal at Christner, a St. Louis-based architectural and planning firm. As director of design, his projects include corporate, health care, and educational facilities.
Alan W. Friedman, GR 71, is in private practice in San Jose, Calif. His son, Ray, graduated from Stanford University's law school, and his daughter, Rachel, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles.
George B. Jewell, LW 71, vice president and senior counsel at Renaissance Administration, the nation's largest administrator of charitable gifts, contributed two chapters to the 2001 Cumulative Supplement to the Life Insurance Answer Book.
Eugenie S. Kleinerman, LA 71, professor of cancer biology and pediatrics, has been appointed head of the Division of Pediatrics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. She is the first woman division head at M.D. Anderson.
Nancy Burrows, LA 72, who has a master's degree in adult education, is a director in workforce development and community service. Previously, she was an instructor of English and an administrator at a medical school. She has been married more than 30 years and has three sons.
George W. Fitzwater, UC 72, GB 92, has joined First National Bank of St. Louis as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Jamie Spencer, GR 72, is assistant professor of English at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and also contributes occasional book reviews to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Kit Clark, LA 73, is a practicing OB/GYN in Bend, Ore.
Mary A. Matthews, PT 73, says her daughter, Allison, graduated from Oberlin College in May 2001 with a degree in biology. In fall semester 2001, Allison is to attend Case Western University to study genetics.
Charlene Jones Mitchell, GR 73, retired from Ameritech in November 2000. She would like to hear from classmates. E-mail: email@example.com.
Michael L. Thal, GR 73, says his first novel, The Light: An Alien Abduction, was to be published in spring 2001 by Adventure Books.
Caroline Wexler, LA 73, has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branch Morgan III, LA 74, has retired from the concert stage as a principal dancer of the Eva Anderson Dancers. Since retirement, he has taught swing classes and African-dance masterclasses and has choreographed a work for the Salisbury (Md.) State University Dance Company. He continues to teach dance for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Mark Troy, GR 74, an established mystery writer, released Pilikia Is My Business, his first e-book, in May. A private-eye novel set in Hawaii, it was published by LTDBooks. Troy and his wife are on the staff of Texas A&M University.
Dean F. Vance, LW 74, retired April 1, 2001, from Shell Oil Company, in Houston, after more than 30 years of service. He was associate general counsel for intellectual property and headed the company's U.S. intellectual property services. He may continue his practice as a patent attorney in Houston.
Paul Kotakis, LA 75, lives in Newport News, Va., with his wife, Laurie. They were married on Sept. 21, 2000. He is chief of the Public Affairs Division for the U.S. Army Cadet Command. His latest video production was awarded a Bronze Worldmedal at the New York Film Festival in January. He is in his 25th year of government service. E-mail: email@example.com.
Robert J. Langlais, HA 75, president of Keene Health Alliance and president/CEO of Cheshire Medical Center, was recently recognized for his white paper Successful Hospital-Physician Partnership.
Craig Rader, AR 75, vice president with HKS, an architectural firm, is working on the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital in Suffolk, Va. Craig lives with his wife of 18 years, Nancy, and childrenRachel, 17, and Daniel, 13in Midlothian, Va. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Ginsberg, LA 76, who practices pediatric dentistry in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., lives in Westchester County with his wife, Elena Grang-Ginsberg, a professor at Sarah Lawrence College, and two daughtersKeira, 11, and Eliza, 6.
Larry Moore, LW 76, assistant professor of business law at the University of Memphis College of Business, was president of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business for 2000. He is an active writer, presenter, commentator, and actor.
Kenneth Cooper, LA 77, has returned to the Boston Globe as its national editor. As a reporter there in 1984, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for special local reporting. Since he left the Globe in 1986, he has worked for the Washington Post and Knight Ridder newspaper chain.
Wendy Geringer, LA 77, was named principal investigator and executive director of the New York Cancer Project, one of the largest long-term epidemiological studies conducted. Wendy lives with her husband and two sons in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
Richard J. Eisen, LA 78, of Husch & Eppenberger, has been elected president of the St. Louis County Bar Association. He practices in the areas of family and juvenile law litigation.
Mark Gorris, BU 78, left Major League Baseball (New York), to join the Kansas City Royals as senior vice president, business operations.
Jack Lipton, LA 78, and his wife, Gina, welcomed their daughter Sara Emily into the world on Oct. 8, 2000. Jack is vice president and account director specializing in health care at McCann Relationship Marketing. Gina is a psychologist at Polytechnic University of New York.
Peter H. Oostwouder, LA 78, and his wife, Joanna, proudly celebrated the birth of their twins, Cornelius Wayne and Emily Theresa, on Jan. 29, 2001. Peter continues to practice family medicine at Central Florida Family Health Center in Sanford, Fla., and is a part-time clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University.
Robert Granger, GB 79, vice president of finance for AMS Response, has four childrenAaron, 19; Megan, 17; Jonathan, 15; and Rebecca, 13.
Albert Kaplan, BU 79, has opened his own investment advisory firmBraeside Investmentsin Lexington, Ky. He and his wife, the former Kaye McKenzie, have been married more than 18 years and have two daughtersJensyn, 13, and Bailey, 11.
Sandy Sabo, LA 79, who is self-employed as a free-lance writer and editor, is also the corporate secretary for the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley in St. Paul, Minn. She has two childrenJohn, 5, and Victoria, 4.
David C. Weiss, LA 79, is now a partner in the Siegfried Group, a professional services firm, and is vice president and chief operating officer of its subsidiary Siegfried Resources.
Katherine E. Bissell, LW 80, was appointed regional attorney for the New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has jurisdiction for seven states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She also will manage a staff of trial attorneys and legal personnel.
Marie C. Carroll, GB 80, recently gained responsibility for the finance and planning function for Budweiser operations internationally. This is in addition to her responsibility for budgets, financial planning, capital planning, and marketing/margin analysis for Budweiser's domestic operations. She has an 11-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter, who "are a handful for their dad and me."
Ross J. Martin, LA 80, recently was promoted to assistant vice president with First Union Insurance Group. An advanced insurance specialist, he provides real-estate and retirement-planning services. Martin lives in Fort Myers, Fla., with his wife, Whitney Blair, and two children. E-mail: email@example.com.
Eric Plutzer, LA 80, GR 83, GR 86, and Lee Ann Banaszak, GR 89, and their 3-year-old son, Isaac, recently welcomed Clara Xi Banaszak Plutzer to their family. Clara was adopted at the age of 10 months, in Anhui Province, China. The family lives in State College, Pa., where Lee Ann and Eric teach as members of Penn State University's Department of Political Science.
Gregory D. Tripple, LA 80, is senior vice president, product development for SEI Investments, leading new strategic development initiatives for the company's family wealth management division. E-mail: DTripple@aol.com.
David R. Warshauer, LA 80, is returning to Barnes & Thornburg, in Indianapolis, as an of-counsel member of its Business, Tax, and Real Estate Department.
Sheri ArbitalJacoby, LA 81, is juggling working as the production chief of Working Mother magazine; being the mother of 1-year-old daughter, Hallie Rachel; and renovating their house.
Mike D. Kang, GB 81, has joined Eastman-Kodak as president/general manager in Seoul. Previously, he worked for a British digital process equipment company in Korea and for Exxon Co. USA.
Kenneth E. Kram, DE 81, is living and enjoying a successful oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in St. Louis County. Kenneth and his wife, Marcia, have three childrenDavid, 13; Adam, 11; and Emily, 9.
Robert L. Dean, EN 82, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and lives in Reston, Va. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janis R. Hirohama, LA 82, a staff attorney for the Los Angeles Superior Court, was elected to the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the United States. E-mail: email@example.com.
Lisa Gilden Leuther, LA 82, GR 85, had her second child, Joshua Gilden Leuther, on Aug. 8, 2000. His sister, Grace, is 4-1/2.
Bill Pierron, LA 82, LW 94, and his wife, Laura, live in Rockville, Md., with their son, Robert, 3. Bill works on employee-benefit policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and would welcome hearing from old friends. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Richards, EN 82, is a shareholder in the law firm of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, in Chicago. Marc; his wife, Deborah; and son, Jacob, 4, renovated and moved into a vintage condo along Chicago's lakefront.
Carolyn Chin, GR 83, and husband, Larry Dunphy, have opened a bookstore/coffeehouse in Dixon, Ill. Carolyn also works at Books on First on weekends.
Brett Korn, LA 83, has joined the New York City office of Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering, a 700-person architecture, engineering, and interior design firm. He is a principal in its mission critical facilities group and a principal-in-charge of business development for Facilities Operations Management.
David H. Rubin, LW 83, has joined the St. Louis office of Thompson Coburn as a partner in the banking and finance practice area. He is the former regional general counsel of Firstar Corporation.
Michelle Alfano, LA 84, was one of 30 finalists eligible to win a 2001 Golden Apple award as one of Chicagoland's best high-school teachers. Finalists were chosen from more than 1,200 high-school teachers nominated from Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties. At press time, winners were unknown.
John Jahinshah Amanat, LA 84, and his wife, Mona, have two childrenVida, 8, and Matin, 6. John is an associate at Mithun, Inc. Architects.
Greg Danner, GR 84, professor of music at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville, Tenn., received the grand prize and the vocal category award in the 2001 Delius Composition Competition for his composition Time, for soprano, clarinet, and piano.
Thomas Luebke, LA 84, GR 84, who helped design interior spaces for Anheuser-Busch Hall, has been the lead designer for First National Tower, a 45-story structure in Omaha, for the past four years. He directed a team from the Washington, D.C., office of Leo A. Daly Co.
Karla Mastin, UC 84, is a technical specialist at Boeing. She has two childrenChloe, 6, and Brenndan, 3.
Janot Metz-Unger, LA 85, and her husband, Michael Unger, were thrilled to be expecting twins in July 2001. Earlier this year, Janet performed in the world premiere of the musical version of The Spitfire Grill, which will move to off-Broadway in fall 2001. E-mail: JLMetzo@aol.com.
Lawrence Chapin Fish, LA 86, recently purchased an old sugar-maple farm in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to restore. He says there's "plenty of room for old WU friends and fraternity brothers."
Robyn Meredith Garcia, LA 86, and her husband, Bernardino Garcia, LA 86, had their third child, Emma Victoria, on March 18, 1999. She joins brothersBenny, 8, and Max, 5. Ben continues to work as medical director of the Kildare Clinic. Robyn has put her career on hold to be a stay-at-home mom.
Paul David Godec, LW 86, is now a shareholder at Stromberg Cleveland Crawford & Schmidt, in Denver. His firm specializes in legal services for clients in health-care fields. E-mail: email@example.com.
Randi V. Morrison, LA 86, LW 89, was promoted to assistant general counsel of CSK Auto, a large retailer of automotive supplies and accessories that is based in Phoenix. Among other duties, she is responsible for SEC and NYSE compliance and environmental matters.
Mat Turner, LA 86, LW 89, and Maria Turner, FA 90, are proud to announce the arrival of their son Peter Elisha, born August 7, 2000. He joined his 3-year-old twin brothers, Campbell and Teddy. Mat is an attorney with the Clayton (Mo.) law firm Danna McKitrick, where he became a principal Jan. 1, 2000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie (Gould) Bariahtaris, LA 87, and her husband, Steve, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in June 2001. They live with their childrenAlex, 3, and Nicole, 2outside of Philadelphia. Stephanie works at Merck as a marketing manager for Zocor.
Shelley Darrell Chatfield, LA 87, is taking time out of her career as a lawyer to "stay home with the kids"two boys and a girl.
Laura Burns Gericke, FA 87, and husband, Scott, have welcomed their son, Reid William, born March 12, 2001. Laura continues as president of DesignLab, a corporate communications graphic design firm. Scott is creative director at Xplane, a visual thinking company, and is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art's graphic design area.
James T. Madore, LA 87, economics writer at Newsday, has been elected president of the Alumni Association of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. The association represents about 7,000 graduates.
Chad Morse, SW 87, is a clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA). He received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence as the 2001 Outstanding Teacher at UAA.
Susan (Salizzoni) Reverdy, LA 87, and her husband, Ed, are enjoying the challenges of raising three daughtersAlicyn, 8; Julia, 6; and Elena, 4.
Ward A. Walker, EN 87, is chief of information systems for the White House Communications Agency and is a presidential trip officer. He was promoted to major in the Air Force in 1998 and was married that same year. His son was born in 1999.
Stuart Bassin, BU 88, and Tobi Potash, of Toronto, were to marry in August 2001. Stuart continues to work in investment banking, consulting, and valuations. Tobi is a teacher at the Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sharon Fischlowitz, LA 88, has been promoted to executive director of the Minnesota Justice Foundation, which serves low-income Minnesotans by connecting law students to the legal-services community.
Jacquelyn Frank, LA 88, has a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Sociology-Anthropology at Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., and is coordinator of the interdisciplinary social gerontology program there.
Elizabeth S. Wilson, PT 88, was recently certified as a geriatric clinical specialist. She enjoys "reconnecting with friends and faculty from WU at national meetings!"
Carri (Decter) Becker, LA 89, and Richard Becker, LA 86, welcomed Ian Gregory on Feb. 1, 2001. Carri is a court attorney, and Richard is a marketing consultantboth in New York City.
Bradford E. Billet, LA 89, deputy commissioner, New York City, Office of the Mayor, and his wife, Jodi, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Samantha Emma on April 5, 2001.
David Brown, BU 89, and his wife, Susan, had a son, Jacob, in October 2000. They are living in Richmond, Va., where David is a director of marketing at Capital One.
Claudia Cardile, EN 89, recently married Omar Silver. They reside in Fairfax, Va., where she works for KPMG Consulting and he is employed by Nextel International.
Ben Klayman, LA 89, has moved to Chicago. Still a correspondent with Reuters news service, he now covers telecommunications equipment firms, including Motorola, Cisco, and Lucent. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Massey, SI 89, joined Celox Networks in St. Louis in summer 2000. He and his wife, Diane, have two sons, Steven and Shawn, and reside in Warson Woods, Mo.
Amy Richmann, GB 89, has "finally given up battling the snow in the Great White North of Canada" and has moved to the San Francisco Bay area. She is the director of new products for Dreyer's (Edy's) Grand Ice Cream.
Janni Lee Simner, LA 89 (biology) and LA 89 (English and American literature), has two new short stories appearing this fall: "Hanukkah Light" in Ghosts and Golems and "Water's Edge" in Half Human. Web site: www.simner.com.
Francine (Shochat) Wilson, BU 89, and her husband, Scott, welcomed son Zachary Samuel on March 17, 2001. He joins brother, Jake, 2-1/2. They live in northern Virginia. Francine plans to return to work at Nextel Communications after an extended maternity leave. E-mail: email@example.com.
David S. Brink, LA 90, assistant professor of pathology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is a pediatric pathologist at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, in St. Louis. He maintains an active interest in theatre.
Gregg Cashen, EN 90, married Christine Hoton on June 25, 2001, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, Calif. Gregg is vice president of program management at Lucent Technologies, and Christine is an international professional speaker. The couple resides in Dallas.
Steve Cole, PT 90, is HealthSouth's area administrator for the Dallas/East Texas region. Steve says he; his wife, Sharon; Jake, 7; and Jamie, 3, are doing great. "I enjoyed seeing everyone last year at the 10-year reunion," he says.
Robert Goldsteen, LA 90, of Washington, D.C., an active-duty Army staff physician in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, who holds the rank of major, is engaged to marry Anne Naomi Weinberg, a psychologist at a pediatric and adolescent emergency room for the District Commission on Mental Health. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy M. Green, TI 90, joined Potter Electric Signal Co. as director of research and development. He has more than 12 patents to his name and resides in St. Louis County with his wife, Mary, and son, Andrew.
Rupin Kadakia, LA 90, and his wife, Namrata, are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aashay on Jan. 25, 2001. Aashay joins his brothersAvi, 4, and Anju, 3. Rupin has joined the staff at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for one year before starting an interventional cardiology fellowship in July 2002.
Stephanie Kiesling, LA 90, and David Layden, LA 90, are proud parents of Matthew Kiesling Layden, born Sept. 14, 2000. Stephanie, a social worker, is, for now, a full-time mom. David was recently named partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block. They live in Chicago.
Jason C. Kravitz, LA 90, is a partner of the law firm Nixon Peabody. A member of the International Trademark Association, he handles the firm's nationwide trademark and copyright enforcement campaign for "Arthur," a popular children's fiction character.
Sara Licha, GB 90; Bob; and Ethan Michael are proud to announce the birth of Brandon Samuel on Aug. 31, 2000.
Randi Maidman, LA 90, associate general counsel of the Charter Schools Institute, and her husband, actor Howie Ravikoff, are expecting their first child in October. Living in New York City, they celebrated their second wedding anniversary in January.
Michele Matzat, LA 90, joined the St. Louis office of HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) in the firm's Healthcare Group as business development manager. She most recently served as director of the University Center at Webster University in St. Louis.
Abigail (Baime) Miller, LA 90, and her husband, Stuart, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Henry Maxwell, on April 14, 2001. Henry joins sister, Emma Davis, 3. They live in Scarsdale, N.Y.
David Miller, LA 90, joined the U.S. House of Representatives as director of human resources administration, office of the chief administrative officer, in January 2001.
Keith D. Mortman, LA 90, has completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York and has joined Ohio Heart, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery Center, in Columbus. His wife, Kristy, and son, Ryan, 5, look forward to the move. Keith and Kristy expect their second child in November.
Shannon (Copeland) Rizzo, LA 90, and her husband, Mark, celebrated the birth of their son, Luke Anthony, on April 1, 2001. Luke joins their two daughters, Heather and Isabella. Shannon is retired from Dell Computer, and Mark is senior director of online operations at EA.com. E-mail: email@example.com.
Jackie (Henkin) Vinick, BU 90, is marketing and promotions manager for the National Zoo. She and her husband, Steve, have two daughtersJamie Rose, 3, and Gabrielle Lilly, 1.
Marci Lynn Jacobson Blachman, LA 91, is searching for part-time/flex-time work in Toledo, Ohio, while she raises her twins, Renee and Joel.
Jennifer Poland Carberry, LA 91, GR 93, married Todd Carberry on June 17, 2000, in Milwaukee. Included in the wedding were Nicole Gordon Levin, FA 91, and Nancy Green Cook, LA 91. Jennifer is a teacher at the Latin School of Chicago, and Todd is a financial analyst with Hamilton Partners in Chicago. They bought their first house last spring in the city, where they live with their beagle puppy.
Mary Garton, LA 91, served as the Teach for America summer institute director. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Wheelock Hammond, LA 91, and her husband, Todd, were expecting their second child in May 2001. Their first child, Justin, is 2-1/2. Jenny works part-time as a physical therapist.
Suzanne Jaffe Levy, LA 91, married Rob Levy on Nov. 11, 2000, in New York. Suzanne is an executive and business coach, and Rob is an account manager with Rialto Furniture. They are "loving life and loving being newlyweds!" E-mail: email@example.com.
Gloria Nutplugg, FA 91, has joined the partnership of Linear Cycle Productions as associate manager. She also helps manage United Trade, an international firm dealing with product shifting.
Kelli Station Phillip, BU 91, gave birth to a "beautiful baby girl"Gabrielle Anna Phillipon June 3, 2000.
Dan Schneider, GB 91, lives in Boston with his wife, Rebecca, and three daughtersMcKenna, 4; Madison, 3; and Morgan, 1. He was recently promoted to director of training and organization development for Sepracor Pharmaceuticals.
Brian Waite, LA 91, a children's musician in Seattle, Wash., recently won the Songwriter's Monthly Future Charters Award and the Great American Songwriting Contest Honor Award. His band has written two albums and has been performing in the Northwest. Web site: www.brianwaite.com.
José M. Dickhoff, FA 92, and Susan "Suzan" Voelpel, FA 92, had an exhibit titled Urban Echoes in Louisville's Aslans How Art Gallery from March 16 through April 11, 2001.
Bertha P. Doar, GR 92, is assessment coordinator for the Rockwood School District and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
Jordan B. Forman, BU 92, and Jodi Isler, plan to marry in October 2001 in Atlanta, where both reside. Isler is formerly of Queens, N.Y. E-mail: Jordan619@aol.com.
Samuel Lee Hughes, LA 92, and Tracey Nicole Thornton, LA 94, were married in 1995 in Kansas City, Mo. Many University classmates attended the wedding, and were part of the wedding party. After Sam finished medical school, they moved to Philadelphia. They are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sean Thornton Hughes, on Feb. 2, 2001. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Kaliner, LA 92, and Cheryl (Stiefel) Kaliner, LA 92, welcomed daughter Megan Elyssa, born Dec. 16, 2000. The family, including older sister, Amanda, are all doing well and living in Blue Bell, Pa.
Elizabeth (Atkins) Nickerson, GA 92, was married March 10, 2001, in Chicago. Elizabeth, an architect, is set to pursue a master of divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in fall 2001. Her husband is a copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Wendy Nathan Rackley, BU 92, and Chris Rackley, LA 92, LA 92, SW 94, moved from Oregon to New York. Chris is completing his first year at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and Wendy is a buyer for Lord & Taylor. E-mail: email@example.com.
Jonathan Rolbin, LW 92, and Lynn Swanson, who met while on opposing sides during fen-phen litigation involving SmithKline Beecham, were married July 28, 2001, in Bermuda. They now practice law together in New Orleans, representing plaintiffs in mass torts and class actions. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Rosenow, LA 92, married Amy Kaplan on Dec. 2, 2000. Amy works for JP Morgan as a vice president in international equity derivatives sales. Joshua is completing his residency in neurosurgery in New York and is planning on a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
Nicole Bryan, LA 93, and her husband, Brian Hall, married in May 1999 and live in San Francisco. Both received a master in computer science degree from DePaul University in 1995 and are now software developers for OneHarbor.com and DirectCommerce.com. Nicole says she would love to hear from old friends. E-mail: email@example.com.
Alan L. Farkas, LW 93, is a principal in Madsen, Farkas, & Powell, practicing aviation, construction, and complex tort litigation. He and Aimee Sue Weitz, of Chicago, were married Feb. 3, 2001, in Chicago.
Leslie (Smith) Iyer, LA 93, and Surya Iyer, SI 93, SI 96, are enjoying their first baby, Zoe Sunaina, born January 2001. They live in Santa Clara, Calif., where Leslie is a molecular biologist at Deltagen and Surya is an engineer at Applied Materials.
Kathryn "Katie" (Atkinson) Overberg, LA 93, and her husband, Nathan, welcomed their first child, Will, on March 21, 2001. Katie and Nathan are trial attorneys in Des Moines, Iowa.
Todd J. Purdy, BU 93, GB 97, has joined the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as assistant vice president. He is responsible for the branch's cash and securities department.
John Antes, HA 94, and his wife, Vicki, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Preston David, on March 22, 2001.
Melissa Banks, LA 94, is working at the National Institutes of Health as a PRAT fellow, a competitive fellowship postdoctoral position for pharmacology training. Melissa will be in the D.C. area until the end of 2002.
Laura C. Berendson, GB 94, is now acquisition editor for engineering titles at Butterworth-Heinemann's Boston office. Formerly, she was with Blackwell Science, a Boston publisher, and Mosby, a medical publisher in St. Louis. She hopes to move back to Illinois in 2002. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Bricker, EN 94, GB 94, and Stephanie Hoss Bricker, GR 95, have relocated from New York City to London, where they work for Goldman Sachs International. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina E. Frank, EN 94, who received an MBA degree in marketing from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University in May 2000, has been promoted to director-corporate strategy at SBC Communications.
Jodi (Dinerstein) Martin, LA 94, and her husband, Douglas, had a girl, Leah Joy, on Oct. 11, 2000. They say they are "loving the adjustment to being on 'baby time!'"
Kristie (Moritz) Middendorf, OT 94, is a senior occupational therapist at Witwer Children's Therapy Center. Kristie and her husband, Brian, have two daughtersTaylor, 4, and Haleigh, 2.
Denise M. Nepreux, OT 94, is in her second year of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She says, "I'd be glad to hear from classmates!" E-mail: email@example.com.
Jennifer L. Poller, LA 94, who married Jon Prince on March 10, 2001, in Pittsburgh, was in the weddings of Beanie (Reuter) Spangler, LA 94, and Jennifer (Pennock) Holst, LA 94. Poller started a new job as an associate at the law firm of Picadio, McCall, Miller & Norton. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard Daryl Smith, GB 94, recently certified as a senior professional in human resources, has joined Cox Communications, in San Diego, as director of human resources.
Jerry Stithem, EN 94, SI 95, finished his third year at MidState Engineering and Testing, in Kearney, Neb. He and his wife, Carrie, have two daughtersKelsey, 4, and Megan, 1-1/2. For two years, they've lived in the duplex they own in Kearney.
Karen Topping, LA 94, received a master's degree in developmental psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is now a peer-review manager for the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C. She is engaged to Eric Bellnier.
Jocelyn F. Bautista, MD 95, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, received a 2001 American Academy of Neurology Award for research in epilepsy.
Erik Bolinder, LW 95, joined the DBSI Group of Companies, a commercial real estate and business investment firm based in Boise, Idaho, as chief general counsel. E-mail: email@example.com.
Dorothy "Dottie" Fundakowski, LA 95, GR 98, a gifted-program teacher in the Rockwood (Mo.) School District's Center for Creative Learning, was named the center's Teacher of the Year for 2000-2001.
Michael Cole Huckaby, EN 95, and Jennifer (Hartman) Huckaby, LA 94, have a daughter, Julia Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 2001. She was "welcomed to the Washington University family by grandmother Pamela (Gremmels) Hartman, LA 68; aunts Dawn Hartman, BU 97, and Alissa Hartman, LA 98, PT 00; and cousins David Gremmels, EN 92, GB 92, and Jeffrey Gremmels, LA 94."
Jenny Lowe, FA 95, is a graphic designer for the Web at Embark in San Francisco. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rima Domow Nachshen, LA 95, and her husband, Corey, are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Heather Madison, on March 8, 2001. Rima is a senior account manager at SimStar Internet Solutions in Princeton, N.J. E-mail: email@example.com.
Amy A. Patrick, FA 95, was accepted last year to six veterinary schools, and she has successfully completed her first semester at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. "I absolutely adore it!" she says. "I hope to focus on exotics and zoo animal medicine."
John Stinn, LA 95, is completing a Public Health Informatics Fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. He recently returned from Mali, West Africa, where he investigated the effectiveness of measles- and polio-eradication efforts. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandra McDermott Wilcox, LA 95, and her husband, Brian, have a son, Ethan McDermott, born on Feb. 19, 2001. They live in Irvine, Calif. Alexandra, who graduated from law school in May, will pursue a career in business litigation. E-mail: email@example.com.
Thomas J. Anderson, BU 96, left Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, where he was an investment banker, and moved back to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He joined his mother as a financial consultant at A.G. Edwards.
Iqbal Brainch, LA 96, and Nita Kulkarni, LA 96, MD 00, are engaged to be married in 2001. Nita is a resident in internal medicine at Northwestern University. Iqbal is a senior brand manager at Van Kampen Investments. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Andrea Crawford, LA 96, was promoted to director of education for Sylvan Learning Center, Sylvan Learning Systems.
Carrie Dickinson, LA 96, OT 97, and Rob Salyer, BU 95, married on Sept. 16, 2000, in Graham Chapel. She is an occupational therapist for the Hazelwood School District Early Childhood Program, and Rob manages Phoenix Title Co. in St. Charles, Mo.
Allison Schreiber Lee, LW 96, and her husband, Robert, welcomed their first child, Madeline, on Feb. 7, 2001.
Michael T. Lewis, GB 96, has joined Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. as the principal-in-charge of litigation consulting.
Travis Lytle, PT 96, had a baby boy, Colby Ferris Lytle, on June 22, 2000.
Nik Shahril Nik Ibrahim, BU 96, of Selangor, Malaysia, was to receive an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, in September 2001. He says, "If anyone has a good job for me, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Dianna Pogue-Casner, UC 96, was promoted to laboratory supervisor at PCI Analytical Services in September 2000.
Sharon Purcell, PT 96, is outpatient staff therapist at Stony Brook University Hospital, on Long Island. She especially enjoys working as a cardiac rehab therapist.
Amanda Wilson, LA 96, graduated from dental school at the University of California at San Francisco in June 2001. Her residency in orthodontics will be at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. E-mail: straightsmile4U@aol.com.
Fernando Luis Gonzalo, GL 97, worked after graduation for the Office of the General Comptroller in Caracas, where he met his current wife. He now works for a litigation law firm and is doing well. Their daughter, Sofia, is 9 months old.
Patricia M. Legler, LA 97, and Jason Daniel Hoffert are engaged and plan to marry in June 2002, in Bethlehem, Pa. Both are set to graduate from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in May 2002. E-mail: email@example.com.
Deborah Lerner, LA 97, and Matthew Bieschke, EN 97, SI 00, married on Feb. 10, 2001, in New Jersey. The wedding party included Deborah's sister, Jessica Lerner, LA 95; Stefanie Silver, FA 97; Briggs Briner, EN 97; Todd Cornwell, EN 97; Tim Masa, EN 97, SI 98; and Ted Perlstein, EN 97. Deborah and Matt live in Washington, D.C., where Matt is a financial consultant and Deborah is pursuing a master's degree in architecture. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or mattbieschke.com.
Brian Mauk, LW 97, relocated to his hometown of Lilbourn, Mo., and was elected auditor of New Madrid County in the 2000 election. Brian and Christy's son, Will, turned 1 in January.
Mitchell Sava, SI 97, has been with Deloitte Consulting for four years. He is now working with DC OnRamp, the business acceleration practice of the firm. They provide services to help start-up companies accelerate their development and become sustainable businesses. Mitchell lives in San Francisco.
Sam Sweet, LA 97, and Aurora Spector, LA 98, were married on Nov. 26, 2000, in Chicago and now live in Evanston, Ill. Sam is working in social services and applying to graduate school. Aurora is teaching high-school art.
Daniel R. Utain, LA 97, has joined the law firm of Kaplin Stewart Reiter & Stein, with offices in Philadelphia and Blue Bell, Pa., and Haddonfield, N.J., as an associate in the commercial litigation department. He earned a J.D. degree from the Villanova University law school.
Seema Ahmed, LA 98, graduated from Vanderbilt University's law school in May 2001. She is practicing transactional law at McGuireWoods in Washington, D.C.
Keith Ban, GB 98, and Pui Szeto, married in June 1999 and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Elsa Yannah Ban, on Aug. 12, 2000. They live in Chicago.
Laurence Deutsch, LA 98, is engaged to Melissa Kuster, LA 00. Laurence is a marketing associate at the Nu-Era Group, and Melissa is an assistant editor at Harcourt Health Services.
Elizabeth Hodge Hoffman, SW 98, was promoted in January 2001 to day treatment director for the education program at Evangelical Children's Home, in St. Louis. She supervises the therapy team providing individual group and family therapy, substance-abuse prevention and treatment, art therapy, and equine-facilitated psychotherapy.
Jeanette Leeds, LA 98, and Dominic Maister, BU 98, who live in New York City, are to be married in July 2002.
Chris Marschel, LA 98, and Patrick Win, LA 98, were engaged on March 31, 2001, at Ted Drewes. Chris is working on a dual master's degree in public health and social work at Saint Louis University. Patrick is finishing his third year of medical school at the University of Missouri at Columbia. They plan to marry in June 2002 in St. Louis.
Ivan Lujan Moreno, LA 98, and his wife were expecting their first child, to be named Ema Clarice, in June 2001.
Stephen Scott, SI 98, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, received a College Distinguished Teaching Award, the Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award, and a National Science Foundation Career Award.
Maria Munguia Wellman, SW 98, completed a fellowship at the Menninger Clinic and has relocated to Albuquerque, N.M. She has accepted a position at the Children's Psychiatric Hospital of the University of New Mexico. She also became a grandmother to "a beautiful boy named Cade Auster," born Nov. 17, 2000.
Kristyl Williams, LA 98, and Lou Stadler, a record executive from Chicago, were set to marry in August 2001 in Miami. E-mail: Kissy@iwon.com.
Zi-Rin Yu, LA 98, recently left ABC News in New York and is studying at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism as a candidate for a master's degree in broadcast journalism with a focus in biomedical/environmental issues.
Keri Baber, FA 99, is studying costume design in graduate school at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In summer 2001, she was a firsthand at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.
Betsy Hart, SW 99, is patient advocate in the Memphis office of the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. She secures new resources for cancer patients and their families, and she counsels patients one-on-one.
Eric Jagher, BU 99, married Heather Olesh, LA 99, on Sept. 24, 2000, in Graham Chapel.
Jennifer Newberger, LA 99, is finishing a master's of public health in international health degree at Emory University and is a public health analyst at the Centers for Disease Control in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Amit Trehan, GB 99, married Rohini Sawhney on Nov. 28, 2000.
Anil Kaul, GB 00, married his wife, Sunita, on Jan. 19, 2000, in India.
Ben Looker, LA 00, received a Fulbright Scholarship to Canada from the U.S. Student Program of the International Institute for Education. A master's degree student at Goldsmiths College, University of London, he will use the grant to conduct research into immigrant arts movements in Toronto.
Anna Mein, FG 00, is working for an advertising and design firm in Austin and doing free-lance design work.
W. Scott Saperston, GB 00, and Kristin Koessler set their wedding for July 2001 in Buffalo, N.Y. They will reside in Chicago, where Scott works in Goldman Sachs' private wealth group and Kristin operates her own dessert catering business.
Jason Herman Thomas, LA 00, is executive assistant to the pastor and is a minister-in-training at Word of Faith Family Worship Center in Atlanta. He says, "Many experiences at WU allowed me to grow into the person that I now am."
Anastacia Wilson, FA 00, is a high-school foundational drawing and painting teacher in Atlanta.
Vera (Hartwell) Hertzberg, FA 24; 4/01
Edgar H. Behle, EN 30; 5/01
Paul R. Gottschalk, MD 40; 7/01
Harold T. Becker, UC 50; 7/01
John C. Hartford, LA 60; 6/01
Clayton H. Johnson III, DE 70; 6/01
W. Scott McBride, LW 89; 7/01
David Charles Birke, FA 93; 4/01
Viktor Hamburger, Legendary Biologist, Dies at 100
Viktor Hamburger, a founding father of developmental biology, used curiosity, discipline, and a keen eye to help answer some of biology's biggest questions. Though his toolssmall glass needles, a basic microscope, and a camerawere simple, he turned developmental biology on its head. And when he died in St. Louis on June 12, his 60-year career, spent mostly at Washington University, was legendary.
Hamburger (pronounced "Hawmburger"), a renowned pioneer in the field of embryology and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in Arts & Sciences, discovered some of the basic principles that govern physical development across many species. His work, concentrating on the chick embryo, also set the stage for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) by colleagues Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen, working in his lab. Levi-Montalcini and Cohen won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on NGFthe subject of intense investigation because of its potential to revive damaged neurons, especially those harmed in diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Born in Landeshut, Germany, which is now in Poland, on July 9, 1900, Hamburger, by age 10, was scooping up the spring eggs of frogs so he could watch the eggs develop in an aquarium. He studied zoology with Nobel Prize-winning professor Hans Spemann at the University of Freiburg, joined the faculty there, and later joined the zoology department of the University of Chicago on a one-year fellowship. After he lost his position at the University of Freiburg because of his Jewish ancestry as the Nazis came to power in 1933, he joined Washington University's zoology department in 1935 and from 1941 to 1963 was chairman of what is now the biology department. Unpretentious, wry, and warm, Viktor, as he was known at the University, retired in 1969 and left the lab bench in the 1980s. In 1988, he published a book on embryology's history and his German mentor, Spemann.
He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. His wife, Martha Fricke, died in 1965.
A memorial service for Viktor Hamburger will be held at the University in Graham Chapel on November 5, 2001, at 10 a.m.
Alumnus David Clayson, professor emeritus at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, in New York City, where he served as a mentor, administrator, and researcher for more than 38 years, died of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS) on April 10, 2001. He was 67.
Clayson was head and director of clinical training of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Medical College for 25 years. Based on his own research, he wrote extensively on the psychological effects of orthopaedic surgery in adolescents and children.
Known for his devotion to his students, Clayson received many honors, including being the first recipient of the Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching at the medical college.
To further research on ALS, Clayson, who received a doctorate in psychology from Washington University's College of Arts & Sciences in 1963, established a professorship bearing his name in WU's Department of Neurology.
He is survived by a brother, Paul Clayson, and several nieces and nephews.
A. Gwendolyn Drew
A. Gwendolyn Drew, Washington University's first female full professor, died July 12, 2001, from complications following abdominal surgery. She was 94.
Born in Augusta, Mich., Drew joined the University faculty in 1946 as an associate professor of physical education and was named a full professor in 1950. During her 26 years at WU, she established the graduate program in physical education. She retired and was named professor emerita in 1972.
Her University activities included serving on the original committee to restore the Whittemore House to its present use as the University faculty club and forming the Society of Professors Emeriti, a group that holds monthly meetings there.
In 1985, an annual award that recognizes University scholar varsity athletes was created in her honor. In 1993, Drew was inducted into the University's Sports Hall of Fame.
Among survivors is a sister, Helen "Elaine" Glossner of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Kurt H. Hohenemser
Kurt H. Hohenemser, professor emeritus of aerospace engineering, who in World War I helped design the first German combat helicopters and went on to become a pioneer in American helicopter development, died on April 7, 2001, at his St. Louis home. He was 95.
Born in Berlin, Hohenemser earned a doctorate in engineering from the Institute of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany, then joined the faculty of the University of Gottingen, a leading center of aerodynamics research. After he was dismissed from his position in 1935 for criticizing Hitler, Hohenemser began designing and testing helicopters with the Flettner Aircraft Co., in Berlin. In 1938, the first practical helicopter to be flown was a model Hohenemser and Anton Flettner developed.
Hohenemser and his family came to the United States in 1947, and, for 18 years, he was chief aerodynamics engineer of the helicopter division of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, in St. Louis. He joined the University in 1966 as professor of aerospace engineering.
Interested also in environmental engineering, he explored all kinds of alternative energy, and he delved into quantum mechanics. He received awards from the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, the American Helicopter Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, among many others.
He is survived by a daughter and a son.
Edwin S. "Ted" Jones
Edwin S. "Ted" Jones, civic leader, retired bank chairman, and emeritus trustee of Washington University, died July 23, 2001, of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage after a fall. He was 85.
Jones, who helped shape many St. Louis companies and civic agencies, was a member of the Board of Trustees for more than 32 years, serving on various committees and as vice chairman from 1977 to 1983. He also served as the first chair of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work's National Council from 1987-1991.
A St. Louis native, he attended Yale University for two years but left to take a stock clerk job for a dry goods company in St. Louis. In 1939, Jones entered the Civil Air Patrol, where he served until he joined the Army Air Forces. He piloted 30 missions during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the rank of captain.
In 1946, after the war, Jones married Hope DePew and became an assistant teller at the former First National Bank. By 1970, Jones was president, chief executive officer, and board chairman of the bank. He helped form the bank's holding company, First Union Bancorporation, and was elected chief executive officer of that company in 1972 and chairman in 1973, serving until he retired in 1981.
Jones was a board member/director at Anheuser-Busch Cos., the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, General American Life Insurance Co., McDonnell Douglas Corp., Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Union Electric, and many others.
As the former president of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and as the first president of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Jones worked with business leaders to create employment programs. He also was a past president of Civic Progress, United Way of Greater St. Louis, and the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis.
His survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter, a sister, a brother, and seven grandchildren.
Herman L. Wichman III
Herman L. Wichman III, JD '42, of Indian Hills, Calif., who was a highly successful attorney, corporate executive, and entrepreneur, died June 13, 2001, after a long illness. He was 82.
While in St. Louis, Wichman worked briefly for the corporate law firm Buder and Buder, before joining McDonnell Aircraft Corp. in 1942. A decade later, he had risen to vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and assistant to the president for the corporation.
Wichman, known as "Wic," left McDonnell to begin an independent consulting career in Dallas, and in 1953 he formed Wickfield Inc., a company that designed, manufactured, and sold innovative ground support equipment for NASA and other space-related firms. He later formed the private merchant-banking firm of Wichman and Associates, which specialized in major mergers and corporate acquisitions nationwide.
His survivors include his wife, Betty, who had a career as an advertising executive and real estate broker, in addition to being a professional singer and dancer.
To further research in diabetes and prostate cancer, the Wichmans, through their estate plans, have made an extraordinary commitment to the School of Medicine.