In Memoriam
Bernice (Thompson) Riley, LA 28; May ’07
Louise A. (Henry) Finch, LA 29, GR 30; May ’05
Blanche M. (Fink) Hurd, LA 29; May ’02
Belle Fay (Grosby) Levin, LA 29; May ’07
Alice (Arnold) Davidson, NU 32; April ’07
Leon Sosna, BU 32; May ’07
Berenice M. (Kloske) Wegman, BU 32; May ’07
Emanuel Jackoway, BU 33; May ’07
Richard P. Mason, LA 33, MD 36; April ’07
Earle E. Recklein, Jr., DE 33; April ’07
Jean (Milam) Parman, LA 35; April ’07
Harold W. Arendes, EN 37; June ’07
Walter Funk, Jr., EN 37; May ’07
Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Ginn, LA 37; May ’07
Norman E. Tomlinson, LA 38; May ’07
Bernice Elizabeth (Bindler) Gittelman, FA 39; Feb. ’04
T. M. Graber, DE 40; June ’07
Philip W. Bernstorf, MD 41; June ’07
Lewis T. Hardy, EN 41; June ’07
D. Cramer Reed, MD 41; April ’07
Margaret C. (Foltz) Schmidt, LA 41; April ’07
Elizabeth T. Deever, NU 42; Oct. ’06
Katherine Honess (Pickens) Frein, LA 42; May ’07
Blanche Gross, BU 42; Feb. ’07
Monte L. Lopata, BU 42; April ’07
Albert J. Costa, BU 43; April ’07
Norman S. Epstein, BU 43; July ’07
Sylvia Rose (Shanfeld) Siffer, LA 43; March ’06
Shirly S. (Gravel) Todorovich, UC 43; April ’07
Jane H. (Spiegel) Eakin, LA 45; June ’07
John C. Kaskie, EN 45, SI 45; March ’07
William A. Abele, MD 47; June ’07
Charles H. DuBois, Jr., LA 47; March ’07
Sarah K. (Utz) Croghan, LA 48; Jan. ’07
Charles L. Giesler, LA 48; March ’07
Harold M. Greenblatt, EN 48; April ’07
Kenrick A. Jones, EN 48; April ’07
Nanette (Meier) Lewis, LA 48; May ’07
Marvin Schuman, LA 48, GR 51; March ’07
Eugene T. Wells, GR 48; April ’07
Max Baldridge, HS 49; Sept. ’06
William J. Boschert, EN 49; Aug. ’06
Stanley A. Burris, LA 49, MD 53; June ’07
Victor H. Deliniere, LW 49; April ’07
Robert D. Katzenmeyer, AR 49; May ’07
Fred H. Moulton, EN 49; May ’07
Robert H. Terss, LA 49; April ’07
Lawrence A. Wallis, BU 49; June ’07
Edward G. Nagel, Jr., GR 50; Feb. ’07
Thompson A. Nooner, Jr., BU 50; May ’07
Grace C. (Vitt) Peters, HA 50; April ’07
Robert Schaffer, GR 50; May ’07
Esther M. (Lisius) Tarnay, SW 50; Feb. ’07
David M. Witten, LA 50, MD 54; May ’07
James R. Deakin, LA 51; June ’07
Geraldine N. Harris, LA 51; May ’06
Alan S. Holtz, MD 51; April ’07
Aaron M. Kram, EN 51; April ’07
Alvin J. Ufkes, LW 51; May ’06
Henry C. Bryan, Jr., LA 52, LW 56; July ’07
June W. (McGaghey) Early, BU 52; April ’07
Mordecai Simon, GR 52; May ’07
Janus R. Gates, SW 53; April ’07
William G. Filley, LW 54; Sept. ’06
A. Robert Arnstein, MD 55; April ’07
Robert L. Nelson, MD 55; Feb. ’07
Beatrice Ross, UC 55; April ’07
Gerald L. Steiner, EN 55; April ’07
Preston T. Talbert, GR 55; Aug. ’06
Evan W. Williams, LA 55; Jan. ’06
Richard Binder, UC 57; April ’07
Joseph B. Bronder, GR 57; March ’07
Antonio L. Haenni, LA 57, GR 59; Oct. ’00
Margaret (Chamberlain) Hamilton, LA 57, GR 60; May ’07
Gabriel Dixon, UC 58; May ’07
Pauletta (Craw) Johnson, GR 58; April ’07
Lawrence A. Malcic, UC 58; April ’07
Lynne (Bland) Burke, LA 59; June ’07
Carlene (Nicholson) Juncker, FA 59; May ’07
Bennett H. Lerner, LW 59; June ’07
Jerry D. Shepard, LA 59; June ’07
William D. Banks, BU 60; April ’07
Carl J. Gerber, GR 60; March ’07
Irene (Maclean) Ross, UC 60; June ’07
Lawrence D. Keenan, EN 62; Dec. ’06
Frank A. Bathe, Jr., UC 63; June ’07
Joel J. Barr, GB 67; May ’07
Jerry O. Wilkerson, GF 68; June ’07
Arthur I. Gahan, LA 70; June ’07
Steven L. Mekeel, LW 70; March ’07
Frederick C. Robinson, SW 71; April ’07
Robert Bradford Robinson, Jr., UC 72; Sept. ’05
Evelyn “Linda” (Fine) Shanker, FA 73; June ’07
Theodore Martin Smorodin, GR 73; April ’07
Lyle J. Higgins, GB 74; Jan. ’06
Edward Stephen Slawin, GR 74; May ’07
Frederick August Meyer, GR 77; April ’07
Richard Citron, DE 78; April ’07
Robert Lester Mueller, GB 78; June ’07
Christopher Osmond Jackson, LA 81; May ’07
Merrie Hevrdejs Clarke, LA 82; May ’07
Barbara Ann (Brown) Nute, GR 82; May ’07
Mary Jane (Callahan) Regan, GR 82; May ’07
George Randall Rosenblatt, TI 83; April ’07
Daniel P. Fleming, AR 84; May ’07
Ronald James Nunes, LA 86; June ’03
Lewis Stein, LA 89; May ’07

In Remembrance
Pamela A. Barr, senior purchasing representative in the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at St. Anthony’s Hospice after a long battle with cancer. She was 54.

Barr, who fought cancer for 11 years, recently received recognition for working 34 years at the University by Larry J. Shapiro, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. The department held a luncheon in her honor, which drew more than 100 of her co-workers, family, and friends, said Glenda Luecke, manager of financial operations in the division.

“She was the heart and soul of this place,” Luecke says. “It was the only place she ever worked. She treated every person here like they were family.”

“Pam was excellent at her job, but what made her so special was her interest and concern about people,” says Stuart A. Kornfeld, the David C. and Betty Farrell Distinguished Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Hematology. “Pam never forgot a birthday, and there was no limit to what she would do to help out a co-worker. In spite of having to deal with recurrent cancer for many years, she remained upbeat and involved with helping others.”

Barr is survived by her husband, Robert A. Barr, Jr.; son, Robbie, and daughter-in-law, Anjanette; mother, Olive Ann Mauer; two sisters; a brother; and nieces and nephews.

Natalie Edison Freund, an arts supporter and community volunteer, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at 2 McKnight Place extended care center in University City. She was 90.

She was active with Washington University and the Saint Louis Art Museum. At the University, she was a past member of the Alumni Board of Governors and the Sam Fox School of Design National Council. She and her husband funded the Freund Fellowship Program, a collaboration between the University and the museum for visiting artists to teach while having their work displayed. At the museum, Freund was a benefactor and a former board member.

She was born in Atlanta and moved to St. Louis with her family at age 12. Her father, Samuel Edison, was one of the founders of Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. She attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts and then Washington University. In 1938, she married Henry L. Freund, owner of Freund Baking Co. in St. Louis. He died in 1980.

Among survivors are three sons, Michael H. Freund of St. Louis, Henry L. Freund, Jr., of Santa Barbara, Calif., and John E. Freund of Chicago; six grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and four great-grandchildren.

Albert Roos, professor emeritus of anesthesiology and of cell biology and physiology, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007. He was 92.

A native of Leiden, The Netherlands, Roos trained as a physician in Holland and the United States, but his true interest was in scientific research. He joined the School of Medicine in 1946 and remained until his retirement in 1992.

Roos was originally a fellow in cardiology, then an instructor in physiology. He became director of the thoracic physiology lab in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, joined the Division of Anesthesiology, and later joined the Department of Physiology, in which he worked for the last 25 years of his career. There, he did pioneering research on intracellular pH, for which he became internationally renowned. His family reports that he often said those years were his happiest and most productive.

When he retired, he ended a 44-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, at that time the longest continuously funded research grant in the agency’s history. He taught generations of medical students, some of whom treated him in the last years of his life.

Roos is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Roos; brother, Jacques, of France; sons, Jack and Albert; daughter-in-law, Rosalind; and three grandchildren.

Harold Shipton, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, died Monday, April 9, 2007. He was 86.

Shipton was a distinguished biomedical engineer who helped pioneer the electroencephalograph (EEG) machine, which measures the brain’s electrical activity.

He was a principal member of the team that developed the first EEG machine in the immediate postwar years. Devised under the leadership of Grey Walter at The Burden Neurological Institute in England, the machine was one of the first in the world to measure brain activity.

Shipton was educated at Shrewsbury Technical College in England. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 and, applying an already formidable grasp of electronics, worked on the secret development of night-fighter radar during World War II.

Shipton left England in 1957 to become a research associate at the University of Iowa. There, he continued to work on EEG machines, in particular developing a multichannel toposcopic display system in the early 1960s.

He became director of the Medical Electronics Laboratory at Iowa in 1963, moving to a similar position at Washington University in 1979.

He was briefly head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and became professor emeritus on his retirement in 1989. He continued teaching intermittently until 1994.

He was a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and in his later years, worked on several experiments with NASA on measuring brain activity.

Samuel Isaac Weissman, professor emeritus of chemistry in Arts & Sciences who worked on the Manhattan Project, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 2 McKnight Place. He was 94.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, in 1912, he was educated in Chicago’s public schools. Weissman attended the University of Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in physical chemistry.

He went to the University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a National Research Council fellow with physical chemist Gilbert Newton Lewis. During this time, he worked on optical properties of rare earths, laying the foundation for certain lasers and some resonant energy-transfer methods.

Weissman’s work at Berkeley was cut short by World War II. He was one of the first to arrive at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he was assigned to work on the Manhattan Project—the development of the first atomic bomb.

According to his son, Michael Weissman, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, despite his father’s intimate knowledge of how to build an atomic bomb, in the Sen. Joseph McCarthy years, he was denied security clearance to do summer work on essentially non-military magnetic resonance projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The most serious charge was that his mother had given money to a collection for the Spanish Republican government. The security clearance was restored by 1954.

Weissman came to WUSTL in 1946. The group of six who came to St. Louis from Los Alamos—Lindsay Helmholz, Joseph Kennedy, David Lipkin, Herbert Potratz, Arthur Wahl, and Weissman—founded the modern Department of Chemistry at WUSTL.

At the University, Weissman, in collaboration with other scientists, pioneered the use of electron spin resonance in chemistry. This developed into his primary work.

Although he became an emeritus professor in 1980, until recently, he was an almost daily presence in the department, discussing research and planning experiments with colleagues and students.

Weissman was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1963 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1966.

In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Jane Loevinger, the William R. Stuckenberg Professor Emerita of Human Values in Arts & Sciences; sister, Florence Packman of Los Angeles; and two grandsons.

Gilbert Riley Whitaker, Jr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2007, after a long illness.

Whitaker was born on October 8, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Gilbert Riley Whitaker and Melodese Kilpatrick Whitaker, who preceded him in death.

He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rice Institute in Houston in 1953. He was a member of the Navy ROTC and, upon graduation from Rice, was commissioned an ensign and assigned to the U.S.S. Isherwood destroyer, serving in both the Mediterranean and Pacific oceans.

In December 1953, while on leave from the Navy, Whitaker married Ruth Pauline Tonn at the First Presbyterian Church in Houston. The two first met at the church while attending Rice as undergraduates.

After completing his Navy service, Whitaker earned master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 1960, he was appointed to the Northwestern University faculty.

In 1966, he joined the faculty of the Olin Business School and served as associate dean until 1976. From 1976 to 1978, Whitaker served as dean of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

In January 1979, Whitaker was appointed dean of the University of Michigan Business School. During his tenure, he doubled the faculty, upgraded the curriculum, and improved the recruitment of minority students. Under his leadership, the school reached out to the business community and greatly expanded the physical facilities with the addition of the Kresge Library and the Executive Residence. In 1990, he was appointed provost and, during his five-year term, he emphasized strengthening academic programs and implanted a more demanding and thorough budget process.

In 1997, Whitaker returned to his alma mater, Rice University, to lead the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management as dean. He once again took a struggling program and brought it into national prominence. He led the school to full accreditation by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) within his first year, recruited top-flight faculty, instituted an Executive MBA program, and was recognized by Time magazine for his achievements in minority student recruitment.

In addition to his academic career, Whitaker also served on many corporate boards including Johnson Controls, Comerica Bank, Lincoln National Corp., Westlake Chemical Corp., and several others. He was a senior adviser to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and also served as chairman of the Graduate Management Admissions Council, president of the AACSB, and as a board member of the Consortium of Graduate Study in Management and the Forum for the Future of Higher Education. He was a strong supporter of the arts.

Whitaker’s leadership philosophy could be summed up in his favorite quote: “But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did this ourselves.’” (Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu)

Whitaker is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth, and their three children: Kate Whitaker of Ann Arbor; David Edward Whitaker of Oviedo, Florida; and Thomas Gilbert Whitaker (Susan) of Ann Arbor; and also by his sister, Michael Whitaker Arike of Mamaroneck, N.Y. He also leaves five grandchildren: Rachelle, Meaghan, Emma, Gus, and Andrew.


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William O. McConnell, EN 40, writes, “Is anyone of my class still out there? I don’t see any familiar names in the WU literature lately.” McConnell celebrated 65 years of marriage last November, has eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He encourages classmates to call (314-961-6223).

Jennie (Constantinides) Vlanton, LA 46, has published a book, 761 Aubert Avenue: My Greek American Sanctuary. It is a memoir of her life growing up in St. Louis. The book is published by iUniverse and is available through Jennie now resides in Kent, Ohio, with her husband.

Joseph Oppenheimer, LA 48, celebrated his 80th birthday in June with 30 relatives from 11 states (who traveled 33,124 miles to attend) and 40 friends from the San Diego area. Oppenheimer is treasurer of the San Diego Agency for Jewish Education.

Victor R. Reichert, EN 48, writes he is one of the many World War II GIs who benefited from the GI program. He is in his 80s, married to a Tennessee lady, Betty, and is a retired U.S. Army Air Corps pilot who flew everything between a P51 and the “Huey” helicopter. He writes that he has made use of his engineering degree. “We have enjoyed good health, traveled extensively, still enjoy hiking and dancing, and, of course, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nothing particularly out of the regular, but so much it still evokes many prayers of thanksgiving,” he writes.

Ansel R. Marks, LA 49, MD 53, executive secretary of the New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct, has been awarded the John H. Clark, M.D., Leadership Award from the Federation of State Medical Boards. The award annually recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, a commitment to advancing the public good, and a dedication to the field of medical licensure and discipline at the state and national level.

Hank Schreimann, EN 49, will serve as honorary chair of Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans (along with his wife, Gini, and Wilma Messing) on Nov. 11, 2007. The event is hosted by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors and honors St. Louisans who are 75 years old and older who continue to make an impact in the community. Schreimann and his wife received the award in 2003 for their continued support and volunteer service in many community causes.
Barbara Mary (Lay) Johnson, BU 50, writes that her fifth book, A Spirited Escape: Wilderness Empathy Teaches Response to Sociopathic Vendetta, will be released in fall 2007. Plain View Press will publish the work of fiction. Barbara resides in California with her husband, Ted Johnson, SI 62.

Edward J. Thias, AR 51, illustrated about 100 nature sites in Missouri for the new book, Show Me ... Natural Wonders, with written descriptions by journalist Don Corrigan and published by Reedy Press. The book gives directions to natural sites in Missouri, including places for biking, cave exploring, hiking, and horseback riding. Thias is a faculty member of St. Louis Community College at Meramec. He taught in the WUSTL School of Architecture for 15 years. The book is available in most book stores.

Harry Samuels, LA 52, has written a book, Crossroads: Chance or Destiny? Crossroads is a sequel to Samuels’ highly acclaimed Beshert: True Stories of Connections. The book, a collection in which lives are not only impacted, but, in some instances, saved because they connected with the life of another, is now available on All of the proceeds are being donated to a charity designed to help families with catastrophically stricken children.

Sid Schoenfeld, UC 53, GR 58, is happy to report that his grandaughter, Allison Hook of San Jose, Calif., has completed her freshman year in engineering at Washington University.
James Barbour, GR 60, co-edited a novel, Dreaming Baseball, by the late James T. Farrell, who died in 1979. Farrell’s first book, My Baseball Diary, in 1957, is considered one of the very best fan books on baseball. Though several drafts of this second baseball novel were written, it remained unpublished—until now. Barbour and co-editors Margaret Davidson and Ron Briley worked with various manuscript drafts to see Farrell’s vision to print. Barbour has written on Hemingway, Melville, baseball, and other topics.

Michael J. Kearney, EN 62, received the 2007 Jack Dermody Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Downtown Partnership, based in Clinton, Iowa. According to award presenters, Kearney “was influential in getting Clinton designated as a cultural and entertainment district, is a committed advocate for downtown real-estate development and the adaptive reuse of buildings, has been instrumental in getting downtown buildings listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places, and is a member of numerous partnership committees.” Kearney, a retired banker and member of the board of directors of the Clinton Historical Society, is also the 2nd Ward city councilman.

Kenneth D. Makovsky, LA 62, LW 65, president of Makovsky + Company, received the 2007 John W. Hill Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s New York chapter. The Hill award, the chapter’s most prestigious individual award, is presented for leadership in the practice of public relations, demonstration of the highest standards of ethical conduct, and service to the public.

Warren K. Morgens, BU 62, LW 64, has retired from the private practice of law after more than 30 years of specializing in banking, securities, and general corporate law. Morgens, who has moved to California, writes that he has realized his longtime ambition of living within walking distance of an ocean, and that he enjoys hiking, sailing, and general outdoor activities.

Noel (Kring) Leicht, LA 63, had a solo exhibition of her narrative metal works displayed in the Charak Gallery at Craft Alliance in St. Louis. The exhibit, Mindscapes, featuring contemporary jewelry that tells a story, ran May 18–July 1, 2007. She began metalsmithing in 1991 after a 25-year career in public relations and free-lance writing. Leicht reviews local art exhibitions, writes articles about metalsmithing and fine craft for national publications, and teaches metalsmithing at the Craft Alliance. She creates her award-winning work at her noliware studio in South St. Louis.

Robert Zaller, GR 63, GR 68, professor of history at Drexel University, has published The Discourse of Legitimacy in Early Modern England with Stanford University Press.

Edna (Wilke) Thayer, GN 66, and Mary Huntley co-authored a book, A Mirthful Spirit: Embracing Laughter for Wellness. The book describes the benefits of laughter for wellness with tips for maintaining mirthfulness within oneself at home, on the job, and during times of distress. It inspires readers to intentionally seek out and create opportunities for mirth and laughter. More information is available online at

Richard K. Asami, DE 67, recently served as a dental officer with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He was attached to Company C, 1/134th Brigade Combat Team of the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division.

Harvey M. Tettlebaum, LW 68, GR 68, an attorney with Husch & Eppenberger LLC, was named a fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association. The association is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health-care field. Tettlebaum heads Husch & Eppenberger’s Jefferson City, Mo., office.
Doyle Wilhite, GB 70, a retired U.S. Navy captain, received the Distinguished Public Service Award from Air Force General John W. Handy, commander of U.S. Transportation Command. Wilhite has been an active volunteer at USTRANSCOM during the past four years. Most recently, he provided leadership to the Joint Interagency Coordination Group. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating a communication plan and developing training materials for the group. Wilhite is active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Navy League, and a host of other civic and community organizations.

Hank Klibanoff, LA 71, managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history. The prize was awarded for the book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, co-authored by Klibanoff and Gene Roberts, who also was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Roberts now is a journalism professor at the University of Michigan. Klibanoff moved to Atlanta in 2002 with his wife, Laurie Leonard Klibanoff, and daughters Caroline, 17, Eleanor, 15, and Corinne, 12.

James, EN 71, and Cynthia (Lowrey) Marx, LA 71, announce that their daughter, Bethany, received an M.F.A. in theater costume design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, after completing a three-year graduate assistantship. She began employment with the Indiana Repertory Theater in July. Bethany was an honors scholar at the University of Evansville as an undergraduate.

Kevin R. Andrews, HA 72, has been named CEO of Pekin Hospital, a 125-bed medical center that employs about 800 people, in Pekin, Ill. Andrews has more than 30 years of health-care experience. He most recently worked as senior vice president of Quorum Health Resources Strategic Initiatives business unit. Andrews and his wife relocated to Pekin from Plano, Texas.

Larry Altman, EN 73, was honored by the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center in St. Louis as one of their child advocates of the year. Altman is an attorney assisting special-needs children who qualify for services under a federal law known as IDEA. This law guarantees children who have educational disabilities a free, appropriate public education. Parents and children who qualify for these services seek Altman’s assistance to ensure that public schools comply with this law.

Sarah Lowengard, LA 75, has written a digital monograph, The Creation of Color in 18th-century Europe, released by Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association, as part of the 2007 Gutenberg<e> titles. The collection of award-winning monographs presents a cost-effective model for peer-reviewed publication in specialized fields of research. Lowengard is a historian of technology and science in the early modern period. More information about the monograph is available at

W. E. Moerner, LA 75, EN 75, now the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and professor, by courtesy, of applied physics at Stanford University, was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

Stephen Yablon, LA 75, a principal with Stephen Yablon Architects PLLC (SYA), is pleased to announce that the firm is one of 24 re-selected by the City of New York Mayor’s Design Excellence Initiative. Chosen from 139 applicant firms based solely upon design skill, SYA and the other 23 firms will design new municipal projects such as cultural and health-care facilities, libraries, and fire stations throughout the city until 2009. SYA originally was selected when the program began in 2005 and is one of only 11 firms re-selected for the second round of contracts.

Dixie E. Snider, Jr., HS 76, stepped down as chief science officer of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in June 2006, following a 33-year career there. Upon his retirement, the CDC named a conference room after him. This past fall, the University of Louisville School of Medicine gave him the Alumni Fellow Award for 2006. More recently, the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service awarded him the prestigious Philip S. Brachman Award. And in May, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University named him the 2006–2007 Distinguished Alumnus.

Ken Cooper, LA 77, received a grant to be a Fulbright Scholar next year in Egypt. He will spend the spring semester in Cairo, completing a journalism research project comparing the content of government-run and privately-owned newpapers in Egypt. Cairo University will host Cooper during his five-month stay there.

Lance Jackson, FA 77, presented a solo exhibition titled Noirony at Frisson in San Francisco in February 2007. He is an adjunct professor at the California College of Art. His work is represented in collections of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor/comedian Robin Williams and his wife, Marsha.

Gregory W. Kleffner, BU 77, was elected chief financial officer for Kellwood Co. in St. Louis. Formerly, he served as senior vice president finance and controller, a post he had held since June 2006. Kellwood Co. is a $2 billion marketer of apparel and consumer soft goods.

Bill FitzGibbons, GF 78, director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in Texas, is lauded on the news Web site as “one of the state’s most visible creators and champions of public art.” “Light Channels,” his $1.1 million project to provide corridors of light between downtown and St. Paul Square, has transformed underpasses along Interstate 37. Using more than 500 LED lights, the computer-controlled displays provide a constantly changing multicolored light show at night.

Avi Lothan, LA 78, FAIA, DeStefano+Partners, served on the jury for the Schiff Foundation Fellowship, which is administered by the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Architecture. As a member of the jury, he helped select a student architecture project for a prize of $25,000 and a graduate student essay for a critical architectural writing prize of $10,000. The fellowship was endowed by Harold Schiff for the purpose of supporting young architects.

Sean Carroll, LA 79, professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is considered one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon an American scientist. Carroll, an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, studies how genes and genetic regulation drive the development and evolution of diverse animal forms and has authored two popular science books on the topic.

Harold M. Draper,
SI 79, SI 82, has taken a position with Burns & McDonnell, providing project management for National Environmental Policy Act compliance projects. He has worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority for the past 17 years.
Randal Farber, BU 80, GB 81, was named one of the “Top Lawyers” in Houston by H Texas magazine. The list appeared in the June issue. Farber is a partner in the business transactions section of Jackson Walker LLP, and practices primarily in the real estate, finance, and corporate areas.

Laurel Fredrickson, FA 80, received a Ph.D. in art history from Duke University in May 2007. Her son, Carl, was born Oct. 22, 2003.

Steven Beer, LA 81, is a shareholder in the entertainment practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP, an international, full-service law firm. Chambers USA, a commercial guide to superior business counsel, listed Beer—within its 2006 client guide—as one of the leading attorneys within the media and entertainment field. His practice concentrates on film, television, music, and literary publications. He recently produced Strange Culture, which was screened at the 2007 Sundance and Berlin film festivals.

Scott C. Jones, LA 81, has been appointed medical director of BJC Corporate Health Services. In this role, Jones oversees medical staff operations at BarnesCare and directs network physician relations for OccuMed. BJC Corporate Health Services offers a comprehensive continuum of occupational health services to St. Louis area employers. OccuMed is a comprehensive occupational medicine network serving the greater St. Louis, southwestern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and mid-Missouri regions.

John Masek,
EN 81, SI 81, is the founder and president of VIE Consultants, a firm that specializes in earthquake risk analysis, risk reduction planning, and mitigation design. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Donna, and six children: John, Michael, David, Sarah, Maximilian, and Matthew.

Deni Ann Gereighty, LA 82, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans in 1985 and has worked in rural and urban hospitals, military hospitals, and HMO hospitals in high-risk labor and delivery. She now works in a regional poison center as a nationally certified specialist in poison information. Gereighty writes that she lives in a purple house with two cats, Nikki and Zoe. Gereighty has published several articles on health care and poetry and has contributed a chapter to the Lesbian Healthcare Book. She is working on her third novel.

Craig Deering, LA 83, AIA, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of RTKL, a leading international architectural and engineering firm, as principal. A LEED-accredited professional, he offers specialized experience in project delivery, facility security, hardened construction, and integrating technology into buildings.

Randall Rose, EN 83, has relocated to Charlotte, N.C., to construct the Epicentre Project, a 500,000-square-foot parking, retail, and entertainment project.

Susan F. Smith, BU 83, was promoted to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer for Metropolitan National Bank, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark. In her new position, she oversees several of Metropolitan’s divisions, including strategic planning, corporate treasury management, finance, retail banking, marketing, bank operations, and human resources.

Eileen (Ullman) Rendahl, LA 84, wrote a novel, titled Un-Veiled, released in June by Downtown Press. The book tells the story of a small-town hairdresser who knows too many secrets. Romantic Times says, “Anyone who’s ever confided in her hairdresser, or anyone just looking for an easy read, will appreciate Rendahl’s latest.” In honor of her novel, Rendahl launched a Web site ( that urges people to confess their secrets on videotape. Each week, Rendahl unveils a few more short videos.

Stanley Hazen, LA 85, MD 92, GM 92, has been elected into the 2007 class of the Association of American Physicians. Inductees are senior academic physicians recognized for outstanding biomedical research. Hazen is head of the Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation section at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in Ohio.

Carl Jenkins, LA 86, has been named vice president and director of Community Investments for Harris, an integrated financial service organization. In this newly created role, Jenkins charts the direction and manages the growth of Harris’ Community Development Investment portfolio.

Steven J. Koeneker, EN 86, retired from the U.S. Air Force March 1, 2007, after 20 years of service. He has settled into Southern California and opened a new office for his company, ENSCO Inc.

Gina Maria Musolino, PT 87, was promoted to associate professor and continues as director of clinical education for the University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy. Musolino and her maltese, Quincy, continue to enjoy hiking the Utah national parks. Musolino also serves as the representative for promotion of the American Physical Therapy Association Education Section. She reminds her physical therapy alums to “give back to WUPT annually!”

Tracy Dorman, FA 88, costume designer for As the World Turns, won an Emmy for Best Costume Design for a Daytime Drama. Dorman received an Ettinger Award and earned an M.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She previously was first assistant costume designer on The Lion King during its Broadway run. Dorman is married to set designer James Yates and is the mother of 7-year-old Phoebe. She also designs costumes for community opera and theater companies around the country.

James “Marshall” Boswell, GR 89, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, has received one of the college’s highest faculty honors: the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research and/or Creative Activity, which includes a $6,000 honorarium. Boswell has published full-length studies of writers John Updike and David Foster Wallace, as well as his own fiction.

Andrea (Falberg) Richey, LA 89, SW 91, and her husband, Bob, announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Catherine, on Oct. 21, 2006. The family resides in Cincinnati. Andrea is a social worker with the child abuse team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Bob is a social worker with the Veterans Administration. E-mail:

Peter Sorkin, LA 89, and Lynne (Rubenstein) Sorkin, LA 89, GA 91, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Tyler, on Jan. 11, 2007. Benjamin joins sister, Natalie, 5, and brother, Joshua, 3. The family resides in Glenview, Ill.
Robert Bachle, LA 90, and wife, Gisele Saralegui, have a 3-year-old son, Alec, and 1-year-old daughter, Sabine. The family lives in Washington, D.C.

Scott Zajac, TI 90, senior managing director of Advantage Capital Partners, has been honored for his support of small business financing by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s St. Louis District. Zajac was named Financial Services Champion of the Year.

Chris Godlove, LA 91, celebrated a civil partnership in London Sept. 15, 2006, with his partner of 14 years, Julien Hartley. Godlove recently joined the Clinton Foundation, working on the Clinton Climate Initiative. His work focuses on helping cities around the world reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Chris and Julien live in Washington, D.C. E-mail: chris_godlove@

Beth (Goodman) Maser, LA 91, has joined The History Factory as its director of business critical research. The History Factory is a heritage management firm that helps today’s leading global corporations, organizations and institutions discover, preserve, and leverage their unique history to meet today’s business challenges. Maser lives in Potomac, Md., with her husband and two children. E-mail:

Margaret “Peggy” Brinkmann, LA 92, LA 92, and her husband, Mark Williams, announce the birth of their twin girls, Elizabeth Harper and Virginia Rose, on May 29, 2007. The family resides in Palo Alto, Calif., where Peggy works as a research actuary for Allstate Insurance and Mark is a graphic designer at Stanford University.

Jane “Janie” (Cohn) Burse, SW 92, and her husband, John, announce the birth of Jenna Elisabeth on Dec. 4, 2006. After working at Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri for more than 15 years, Janie has decided to become a stay-at-home mom.

Terri (Libenson) Davis, FA 92, is a nationally syndicated cartoonist of the comic strip, “The Pajama Diaries.” This strip was launched in 2006 by King Features and runs in many large papers across the country. To see her work and catch up on her life, visit Davis resides in Ohio.

Gregory Scheckler, FA 92, serves as chair of the Department of Fine & Performing Arts at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he is associate professor of visual art. He’s still making nature- and science-oriented oil paintings. With his wife, artist Laura Christensen, he is the proud caregiver for two American piebald cats, Jupiter and Masaccio.

Rod Shelton, LA 92, was elected to San Diego Superior Court Bench Nov. 7, 2006. He was the first African-American attorney and the youngest attorney to win a countywide judicial election in San Diego. On Jan. 8, 2007, Shelton was sworn in as the youngest San Diego Superior Court Judge (age 36), and he now presides over the Domestic Violence Court. Prior to becoming a superior court judge, Shelton was a deputy district attorney in San Diego from 1999–2007, where he tried serious cases including murder and rape. His last two years as a prosecutor were spent in the gang prosecution unit. Before becoming a prosecutor, he was a deputy public defender in San Diego from 1995–1999. He attended UCLA School of Law from 1992–1995. He is past president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (the African-American Bar Association in San Diego) and a member of the California Association of Black Lawyers. He and his wife, Deanna, have three children.

Ed Boltz, LA 93, and Laura Lindsey-Boltz, LA 93, announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth, on Feb. 23, 2007.

Ruth (Altman) Hecht, FA 93, and her husband, Marty, announce the birth of Lily Paula on Feb. 26, 2005. Ruth is an artist, art teacher, and head of the art department at Roycemore School in Evanston, Ill. E-mail:

Jessica Mackta, LA 93, and Brian E. Smith were married April 21, 2007, in Asbury Park, N.J. Many WU alums attended, including chuppa holders Jennifer Josephson, LA 93, and Pam (Friedman) Ollendorff, LA 93, as well as Mark Schwartz, LA 93, Rachel (Hefter) Goldstein, LA 93, Zvia Shapiro, LA 92, Gregg Schoenberg, LA 91, and Alex Lea, FA 94. After Jessica received a master’s degree in the history of photography from the University of Arizona in 1997, she moved back to New York. Jessica and Brian work in the graphic design industry. She is in administration/operations at Two Twelve Associates, and he is an associate art director at the School of Visual Arts Press. She is the chair of the NYC APAP committee and on the regional cabinet. The couple resides in Jackson Heights, N.Y. E-mail:

Richard Chua, Jr., BU 94, and his wife, Cheryl, announce the birth of their first child, Kiera Therese, on April 19, 2007. Chua works and lives in Manila, Philippines. E-mail:

Brian Kurtz, LA 94, and his wife, Amy, announce the arrival of their son, Henry Monroe Kurtz, on Feb. 28. He joins big sister, Leora Rose. Brian is an attorney with Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor, employment, and benefits firm representing management interests. The Kurtz family resides in Oak Park, Ill., outside Chicago. E-mail:

Andrew Mozina, GR 94, GR 98, recently published The Women Were Leaving the Men, a book of short stories. He is an associate professor of English at Kalamazoo College.

William Muntean, LA 94, his wife, Carrie, and 1-year-old daughter, Megan, have moved back to Arlington, Va. Bill and Carrie are working at the U.S. Department of State after serving in the American embassies in Luanda, Angola, and London for the past five years.

Amy (Sullivan) Nordmann, LA 94, GM 99, MD 99, a three-time Division III national champion in volleyball and now a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, has been inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame. CoSIDA established the Hall of Fame to honor former college student-athletes who have excelled in their professions and made substantial contributions to their communities. Nordmann was one of five inducted this year.

Lissa (Padnick) Silver, EN 94, and her husband, Jay, announce the arrival of twin boys, Adam and Michael, born Dec. 29, 2006. The babies also are proudly welcomed by Ilana, 6, and Matthew, 4. The family lives in Northbrook, Ill., in the Chicago area. E-mail:

Mary Sparks-Hollerbach, UC 94, writes that her stepson graduated from University College (architecture) in May and now there are two alumni in the family.

Meghan (Stone) Dean, LA 95, and her husband, Kyle, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Vivienne Mae, on May 12, 2007. Meghan earned an M.S.W. and works at La Rabida’s Chicago Child Trauma Center providing therapy to traumatized children, and Kyle works as a financial analyst at Mercer Investment. They reside in Chicago. E-mail:

Malini Gupta-Ganguli (Gupta), LA 95, LA 95, and her husband, Juni S. Ganguli, announce the birth of their son, Sohan Neel Ganguli, born Feb. 6, 2007. Malini has accepted a fellowship appointment in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where she is completing her internal medicine residency. Juni is celebrating his 10th year as a criminal defense attorney in private practice. E-mail:

Eric Heller, BU 95, has joined Expedia Corporate Travel as director of marketing. He and his wife, Jennifer (Levy), LA 96, OT 98, announce the arrival of their twins, Max and Leila. Both kids are doing great and join their 2-year-old brother, Sam. The family resides in Seattle.

Hilary Kohn, LA 95, has returned home to the Midwest after “two years of beautiful, warm L.A. winters.” She works for the Chicago Rabbinical Council as assistant to the Jewish court.

Rebecca (Sladky) Kopka, BU 95, and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their third son, Tyler Jace Kopka, on April 12, 2007. He weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz. His older brothers are Justin, 4, and Nathan, 6. The family can be contacted at

Megan (Pfeiler) Kostal, BU 95, and her husband, Thomas, announce the birth of Emma Claire on Sept. 21, 2006. She joins her sister, Sophie Elizabeth, 3. The family resides in Chicago. E-mail:

Joshua Rednik, LA 95, and his wife, Debi (Picker), LA 95, and their two children, Sydney (almost 5) and Ethan (15 months), moved in March 2006 to South Orange, N.J. “We have made lots of Wash. U. connections as local friends and neighbors include many fellow alumni,” Debi reports. She is senior regulatory counsel for KeySpan Corp. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Josh, a certified financial planner, is a senior development executive in planned giving and endowments for UJA-Federation of New York. E-mail:

Kurt L. Roggin, LA 95, now is the regional human resources (HR) director for Cordis EMEA, a Johnson & Johnson company. Based in Brussels, Roggin leads the HR function for Cordis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also has been selected for the global Executive Master in HR Leadership program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, comprises intensive academic sessions in China, the Czech Republic, India, and the United States.

Ross Shapiro, BU 95, and Rachelle (Moskowitz) Shapiro, LA 95, announce the birth of Alex Bryan Shapiro on April 4, 2007. He joins his brother, Justin, 2. The family resides in New York City.

Patti Bubash, GR 96, a teacher from Neuwoehner School/Special School District of St. Louis County, joins 20 area colleagues as a participant in the 2007 China in Missouri Project. Program highlights include studying the history and culture of China in the spring 2007 semester with Professor Robert Hegel of WUSTL and other scholars, as well as a three-week trip to China that included a residency at Beijing University. During the 2007–2008 school year, the teachers are developing ways to enhance their own classroom teaching. The goal is to help teachers increase students’ understanding of East Asia.

Monica Colom, BU 96, writes that she is back home in Puerto Rico, working at the family business (sporting goods) and taking care of her daughters: Maya, 4, Maria Eugenia, 3, and Pia, 9 months. Colom received an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2002.

Brendan Gibbons, LA 96, LA 96, and his wife, Dawn, announce the birth of Rory Alan on Jan. 19, 2007. “He joins brother Quinn, 5, in assuring that either sports or cartoons will be seen on television in our home,” Gibbons writes. He recently began work as senior consultant in the global security practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. The family resides in Maryland.

Caroline (Bullock) Lyon, LA 96, and her husband, Jay, welcomed their first child, Natalie Louisa Lyon, on March 8, 2007. The family lives in South Burlington, Vt., where Caroline is an internal medicine physician working at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Jay is a mechanical engineer.

Scott Pashman, BU 96, GB 03, and Kari Lefkowitz Pashman, LA 99, SW 03, announce the birth of Noah Ethan on Jan. 25, 2007. The family lives in Pennington, N.J., where Scott works as product manager for Nair at Church & Dwight Co., and Kari works part time at Carrier Clinic providing psychiatric social work services in the inpatient units. E-mail:

Kelly K. Burris, SI 97, has joined the Ann Arbor, Mich., office of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. As counsel, Burris focuses her practice on patent prosecution, patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent litigation. She also works in trademark prosecution and enforcement, due diligence and transactional matters, and general intellectual property law matters.

Stephanie (Pevenstein) Goldberg, LA 97, and her husband, Aaron Goldberg, announce the birth of their daughter, Sadie Czarna Goldberg, on April 9, 2007. She joins her sister, Mollye Hannah. The family resides in Richmond, Va., where Stephanie is a general surgery resident and Aaron is an OB/GYN resident. E-mail:

Randall Katz, LA 97, formed RK Capital Partners LLC, a boutique investment bank that helps turnaround professionals secure capital for special situations, and unique and distressed transactions. He previously spent 10 years in the corporate restructuring field. E-mail:

Karen (Seelig) Miller, LA 97, SW 99, and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of Isabel Seelig Miller on Jan. 2, 2007. Karen is a clinical supervisor at Community Connections, a mental health agency. The family resides in Silver Spring, Md. Isabel enjoyed her first trip to Washington U. for Karen’s reunion this spring!

Will Robinson, PT 97, is therapy supervisor of physical therapy and therapeutic recreation for the inpatient rehabilitation department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University in May 2007.

Matthew Stein, FA 97, married Nicole Caplan May 12, 2007, in Tarrytown, N.Y. Both Matthew and Nicole work in advertising in New York City. Many Washington U. alumni celebrated with them.

Mitchell Wunsh, LA 97, graduated from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Va., in May. In addition to classroom studies, he participated in many internships and clinics, including Legal Services of Northern Virginia and the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers. Wunsh and his wife, Supriya, moved to San Francisco in August. They took a diving trip to Palau where Mitchell spent two years in the Peace Corps. E-mail:

Pamela (Quigley) Devata, LA 98, and Sandeep Devata, LA 98, announce the birth of their first child, Dru Wilson Devata, who was born June 12, 2007. The couple lives in Chicago, but will stay in Sacramento, Calif., for a year while Sandeep completes a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Pam will continue as an employment lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Allen M. Doezie, MD 98, recently opened his own plastic surgery practice in California after spending almost three years in a group with two other plastic surgeons. He writes that he has “enjoyed the challenge and finds it extremely fulfilling.” Doezie’s wife, Kelli, works as his office manager, while raising their four children.

Andrea A. Endicott, BU 98, and Lawrence W. Langford III were married Feb. 24, 2007, in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Langfords reside in Collinsville, Okla., where Larry is an executive director of the Owasso Family YMCA.

Kristyl Williams, LA 98, married her high school and college sweetheart, Bart Kepley, in November 2006; they are planning a reception in North Carolina in April 2008. Kristyl is writing her dissertation in linguistics and expects to receive a doctorate in spring 2008 from Florida Atlantic University. Bart is a criminal investigator in the U.S. Army and is serving his third tour in Iraq.

Gila (Marcus) Robinson, LA 98, and her husband, Randy, announce the birth of their first daughter, Mira Gavriella, on Feb. 23, 2007. She joins big brothers Jonah and Arieh. The family just moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Rachel (Forman) Singer, BU 98, EN 98, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Joshua Gregory on Oct. 7, 2006. The family resides in New York City.

Marlene (Skolnick) Lewis, LA 98, and Steve Lewis, LA 98, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Max Lewis, on Feb. 9, 2007. Marlene is a marketing consultant. Steve is the assistant managing editor for CNBC. They reside in Bloomfield, N.J.

Adam VanGrack, LA 98, JD 02, and Katie Bollie were married May 20, 2007, on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. In attendance were Carey Gunn, LA 95, Kinnier Lastimosa, LW 02, and Ivan Poullaos, LW 02. The couple resides in Bethesda, Md., where Adam is a lawyer with Caplin & Drysdale and Kate is an environmental consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Danette C. (Gillespie) Burchill, LA 99, SW 00, received an LCSW in April 2007. She works for the largest community mental health organization in Oregon, called Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, as the quality management clinical specialist. She also started a private mental health therapy practice in 2007. On Oct. 8, 2006, she married Geahk Burchill. Together, they started a nonprofit theater troupe called the CastIron Carousel Marionette Troupe Inc. Danette is the business manager, and Geahk is the artistic director.

Ellen Fiellman, SW 99, will marry Jared Kalina in New York City on Sept. 2, 2007. Classmate Jessica Nuhibian, SW 99, and husband, Todd, will travel from Boston to attend.

Sara Gardner, BU 99, recently earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She and her husband will relocate to St. Paul, Minn., where she has accepted a marketing position with Ecolab.
Earnestine (Jackson) Hackett, SW 00, has written a book, titled Propelling: A Simple and Therapeutic Mental Technique That Helps You Move Beyond Any Distressing Situation You Can’t Move Beyond Independently, published by Letter to a Friend Publishing. Hackett writes, “Although the book presents a serious subject matter, the subject matter is presented in a very lighthearted, quirky, and lifestyle manner.” Visit to learn more.

Timothy A. Huff, LA 00, works in the environmental consultant industry and recently moved back to Missouri from Washington, D.C., to start a home office. He and his wife, Marissa, are expecting their second child in October 2007. Their first child, Lily Christine, was born March 29, 2006.

Alana Klein, LA 00, director of communications at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, is engaged to Douglas Prisco, LA 98, a pulmonary fellow at Long Island Jewish Hospital. She also works as the director of public relations and marketing for, an online triathlon coaching and sports nutrition company.

Sabrina Lupero, GA 00, works for Jonathan Rose in New York City.

Brad Noble, SI 00, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the recipient of the 2007 Teaching Excellence Award at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. It is the most prestigious award a faculty member can receive at the university. Noble received a $2,000 prize as part of the recognition.

Hart Passman, LA 00, married Allison Voticky in Montreal, Quebec. There were many University alums in attendance, including groomsmen Adam Vogel, LA 00, Adam Jaffe, LA 99, and Sandip Amin, BU 99, and bridesmaid Cara Passman, LA 02 , who is Hart’s sister. Allison, who hails from Montreal, is a 2001 graduate of Emory University. The two met at Northwestern University School of Law, from which they both graduated in 2005. The couple lives in Chicago, where Hart is an associate practicing local government and land-use law for Holland & Knight LLP, and Allison is an associate in the litigation group at Lathan & Watkins LLP.

Ted Wight, GB 00, has joined The Edcomm Group as a vice president in the sales division. He previously served as director of national sales at Bankers Training and Certification Center, a subsidiary of BAI. The Edcomm Group, headquartered in New York City, is a 20-year-old multimedia education and communication consulting firm specializing in the development of creative business solutions that improve productivity, customer service, and market share.

Sandeep Aggarwal, GB 01, moved from Citigroup Investment Research to be the senior research analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., focusing on internet advertising and digital media.

Brian Curtis, EN 01, has had the opportunity to develop vision systems for the military, electronic medical record systems at Cerner Corp., hardware diagnostics for Intel Corp., and financial systems in NYC. He now has formed his own company focused on custom software development. The company’s Web site,, is now live.

Barth Holohan, GB 01, SW 01, president and founder of Continuum, was presented with the Champions of Older Adults Stewardship Award by SSM Health Care St. Louis for his dedication and compassion for older adults in the community. Continuum has been helping people of all ages with care needs in the St. Louis area since 2002. “Holohan truly believes in allowing seniors to age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes as well as in providing them with personalized, affordable, and accessible resources,” explained Sister Susan Scholl, president, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center.

Rachel Josephson, LA 01, and Mark Friedman, LA 01, were married June 2, 2007, in Lenox, Mass. Rachel works as an occupational therapist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and Mark is an associate producer at the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES). The couple lives in New York City.

Jon Grant Kerr, LA 01, is enrolled in the University of Southern California’s dual degree program for a master of public administration and master of arts in international relations. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Kerr has worked as a grant analyst in the University of California, Los Angeles’ Office of Research Administration and is currently a contract and grant administrator in the contracts and grants department, where he oversees applications from over 20 university departments.

Brooke (Fisher) Liu, LA 01, joined the new College of Communication at DePaul University as an assistant professor of public relations. Previously, Liu was an assistant professor of public communication at American University. Brooke’s husband, Tennyson, works as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. and transferred to the Chicago office in September.

Jeffrey Rimer, EN 01, completed a doctorate in chemical engineering in October 2006 from the University of Delaware. He moved to New York in May for a postdoctoral position in the Institute of Molecular Design (Department of Chemistry) at New York University.

Vanessa Jackson, LA 01, SW 04, and Kyle Runnalls, LA 02, were married May 26, 2007, in Graham Chapel. Several alumni attended, including best man Tim Runnalls, BU 00, and maid of honor Andrea Sifferman, LA 03. The couple spent their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Kyle works for the Department of State, and the couple will reside in England for the next three years.

Sharie A. Lieberfarb, SW 01, married Louis M. Schwartz on May 22, 2007, in Connecticut. The couple lives in Boston, where Sharie works as program coordinator for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Brandon Anschultz, GF 02, was one of 18 artists chosen by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for Perspectives, a juried exhibit of regional contemporary art displayed at the museum June 22–Sept. 9. Anschultz also was included in Alive magazine’s “buzz list” of 25 of St. Louis’ most talked about visionaries, culture shapers, and influentials.

Julia Dewey, LA 02, and Mark Chaney, LA 02, were married May 27, 2007, at the Whittemore House in St. Louis. The couple recently moved to Madison, Wis., where Julia is in her first year of pediatrics residency at the University of Wisconsin, and Mark is working with individuals living with disability.

Brian Doty, BU 02, graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in June 2007 and received the Doctor of Law degree. He will be working for a law firm in Chicago.

Justin T. Noetzel, LA 02, received a master’s degree in English from Saint Louis University (SLU) in spring 2007. While completing his course work in the master’s program, he presented academic papers at the Studies in Medievalism Conference at The Ohio State University and the Midwest Modern Language Association in Chicago, and he wrote a thesis on medieval English poetry. He is now enrolled in the Ph.D. program at SLU, where he teaches composition and literature, and studies medieval literature and modern British fantasy. He married in June 2006, and his wife, Janine, works for Edward Jones in St. Louis.

Steven Spizer, BU 02, GR 04, was promoted to head of credit acceptance for Citibank Australia based in Sydney.

Geoffrey D. Barnes, EN 03, graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan. He will remain in Ann Arbor for a residency in internal medicine.

Jennifer Dionne, EN 03, reports that she is about a year away from obtaining a doctorate in applied physics at California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on nanoscience/nanotechnology in the emerging area of plasmonics. She recently co-authored an article that appeared in Science. As a National Science Foundation Fellow and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate/Department of Defense Fellow, she is fully funded to continue work on applications of negative index materials.

Ryan A. Jones, LA 03, graduated in May 2007 from San Francisco Art Institute with a master’s degree in fine arts.

Anne (Paffrath) Ray, LW 03, and Brent Ray, LW 03, announce the birth of their son, Brennan James Ray, on April 16, 2007. The family resides in Chicago, where Anne practices law with Jenner & Block, and Brent practices law with Jones Day.

Jonathan Strauss, BU 03, and Sabrina Tanenbaum, LA 03, were married June 24, 2007, at Pierre Hotel in New York City. Many friends from the University were in attendance. The couple resides in Manhattan, where he is an attorney and she is a publicist.

Anna MacKay, GR 04, has received the 2007 Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. Elderhostel awards the $5,000, merit-based grant to a doctoral student studying education, psychology, gerontology, social work, or a related discipline, whose doctoral research will have a significant impact on the field of lifelong or later-life learning. MacKay is a doctoral student at WUSTL. Her dissertation research is based on using attention-control training paradigms to enhance cognitive function in older adults.

Alice S. Morris, LW 04, married Cody Morris, LW 05, in Atlanta, Ga., May 27, 2006. Alice is a civil defense litigation attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC in downtown Chicago. Cody starts medical school at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in fall 2007.

Cassie Becker, LA 05, has joined Pure Pilates Plus in St. Louis as an instructor. She was trained by world-renowned Pilates instructor Romana Kryzanowska and is certified to teach the original, authentic Pilates method.

Kevin Carlberg, EN 05, is in his second year of the Ph.D. program at Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Chris Goddard, LW 05, assistant general counsel for WUSTL and adjunct professor at the School of Law, has been chosen as a co-chair for this year’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) annual conference. The St. Louis Business Journal recently recognized Goddard as one of the “30 Under 30” future newsmakers in the St. Louis business community. Since his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at age 22, he has been an active member of the diabetes community. Prior to his legal career, he was an accomplished singer/songwriter. Shortly after his diagnosis, he celebrated the release of his second CD with a benefit concert that raised $23,000 for JDRF. He serves on the board of directors for the Metro St. Louis/Greater Missouri chapter of the JDRF, through which he is organizing a young professionals board and a networking group for adults with type 1.

Jennifer Heffern, SW 05, and her husband, Kevin, announce the birth of their second daughter, Ainsley Marie, on Dec. 8, 2006. The family resides in St. Louis, where Kevin works as a structural engineer for Horner & Shifrin, Inc., and Jennifer spends days with Ainsley and her big sister, Reiley, while working from home for the Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Takashi Horisaki, GF 05, will exhibit his work through Oct. 28, 2007, at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. The exhibit, Social Dress New Orleans—730 Days After, evolved out of his deep concern for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He will visit New Orleans, where he lived for three years, to paint liquid latex onto the entire surface of a condemned house, carefully peel the latex off, and transport the latex “skin” to New York City. At Socrates Sculpture Park, he then will construct a full-size skeleton of the house to be covered by the latex that was cast in New Orleans. The project will be documented by a weblog and a documentary film. For information, go to

Zachary S. May, LW 05, has joined the Chicago office of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real-estate law firm, as an associate in the real-estate department. He specializes in the various aspects of property transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, sales, and financing.

Erika Sabbath, LA 05, will attend the master’s program at Harvard School of Public Health.

Carl Schwarz, LA 05, received an M.Arch. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in May 2007. He works for a small local firm in Charlottesville and is completing the intern development program to become licensed.

Kathryn L. Koch, FA 06, moved to New York City from St. Louis and began working for a technology company owned by two WUSTL alumni.
Ben Robinson, LA 06, and Pteresa Plotnick, LA 06, were married June 9, 2007, in Chicago. Many fellow alumni were in attendance. The couple resides in Boulder, where Ben is pursuing a doctorate in computer science at the University of Colorado, and Pteri is completing certification for the teaching of secondary English/language arts.

Lindsey T. Grossman, LA 07, has joined APCO Wordwide in Washington, D.C., as a project assistant serving both public and private-sector clients. Her projects include government and political client work.