CLASSMATES — Fall 2008


In Memoriam
Pearl (Schukar) Stolar, LA 29, GR 30; April ’08

Lawrence W. Murtfeldt, EN 30; Dec. ’07
Lucille (Miller) Reeves, LA 30; May ’08
Bernice C. McGhee, NU 31, NU 50; March ’08
Marjorie (More) Harlan, GR 32; March ’08
Walter D. Langtry, GR 32; Sept. ’06
Mathilda (Keller) Schiffman, LA 32; March ’08
Raymond F. Holden, Jr., MD 33, MD 33; April ’08
Lynne Cooper Harvey, LA 34, GR 35; May ’08
Sylvia (Cohen) Stern, SW 34; March ’08
Otto C. R. Hanser, Jr., DE 35; June ’08
Allen V. Seligstein, BU 35; May ’08
C. William Altman, LW 36; March ’08
Marguerite (Rossi) Sparling, UC 36; June ’08
Helen (Johns) Hilliker, LA 37, GR 38; April ’08
Ruth (Harberg) Jerner, UC 38; March ’08
Wilbert H. Ruenheck, LA 38; May ’08
Lonabess (Willcockson) Barnett, LA 39; May ’08
Elinor (Baur) Bethel, GR 39; March ’08
C. Marvin Harwood, LA 39; May ’08
Donald D. Janes, BU 39; April ’08
Oscar Klevens, BU 39; May ’08
Olive (Depelheuer) Weaver, UC 39; April ’08

Paxton H. Ackerman, LW 40; May ’08
Merle Kling, LA 40, GR 41, GR 49, GR 83; April ’08
Edwin M. Schaefer, LW 40, LA 40; March ’08
David D. Greenwald, LA 41; May ’08
Patricia (Waterman) Huber, LA 41; April ’08
Mary (Sheahan) Lauderdale-Howard, LA 41; March ’08
Louis J. Linder, LA 41; May ’08
William P. Outten, UC 41; June ’08
Ruth Thym Smith, LA 41; May ’08
Virginia (Lamkey) Tosseland, LA 41; Jan. ’08
Carolyn (Lorenz) Petelik, LA 42; June ’08
Walter D. Williams, LA 42, LW 42; May ’08
Norman H. “Doc” Zimmerman, EN 42, SI 50, SI 56; Dec. ’07
Iris Genewitch Davidson, UC 43; April ’07
Robert W. Mecker, GR 43, BU 43; June ’08
John F. Reiner, Jr., BU 43; Jan. ’08
Sidney E. Zimbalist, LA 43, SW 55; April ’08
Bruce W. Armstrong, MD 44; Nov. ’07
Albert A. Bullock, Jr., MD 44; April ’08
Maurice H. Demers, DE 44; April ’08
Charles H. Hamann, Jr., EN 44; April ’08
Charles G. Hanson, DE 44; March ’08
Dorothea (Hollingsworth) Soden, LA 44; March ’07
Betty (Stauf) Kraich, FA 45; May ’08
Chester W. Kraich, BU 45; Aug. ’06
Benjamin F. Smith, Jr., MD 45; April ’08
Gilbert L. Chamberlain, Jr., MD 46; March ’08
George L. Kehm, BU 46; April ’08
Walter E. Peters, GB 47; Jan. ’08
Elmer Price, LW 47; March ’08
Lawrence P. Roth, EN 47; May ’08
Irvin Aronoff, BU 48; Oct. ’07
Betty (Watkins) Blair, FA 48; March ’08
Henry W. Buschman, Jr., EN 48; April ’08
Milton J. Canis, EN 48; April ’08
Charles C. Felchner, BU 48; Oct. ’07
Robert L. Giles, LA 48; Dec. ’06
Arthur S. Greiner, LA 48; April ’08
Gordon C. Hamilton, BU 48; March ’08
Margaret (Borth) Houts, PT 48; May ’08
James C. Moloney, LW 48, BU 49, GL 73; June ’08
Willis E. Semon, LA 48; April ’08
William H. Stegmann, GR 48; May ’08
Lloyd R. Blanke, EN 49; April ’08
Norman Friedman, LA 49; March ’08
James C. Hawkins, MD 49; March ’08
Meredith C. Jones, Jr., LA 49; June ’08
Joseph Levitt, MD 49; March ’08
James G. Rosborough III, EN 49, EN 50; May ’08
Stanley M. Rosen, BU 49; April ’08
Morris S. Rosenthal, BU 49; May ’08
Ruth (Waters) Wissner, AR 49; March ’08

George C. Bucher, EN 50; June ’08
Robert L. Dunavant, BU 50; June ’08
Lois (Fedder) Forthaus, FA 50; March ’08
Alvin J. Gazda, EN 50; April ’08
William G. Hyland, BU 50, GL 87; March ’08
Frederick J. Ludwig, Sr., LA 50; March ’08
Michael H. Riley, BU 50; May ’08
Nancy (Visser) Seever, SW 50; Aug. ’07
Robert C. Simmons, EN 50, SI 58; March ’08
James W. Walsh, LA 50, MD 54; March ’08
Charles R. Burnside, MD 51; April ’08
Margaret T. Inglis, LA 51; May ’07
Burton A. Librach, LW 51, BU 51; April ’08
Eugene G. Murphy, EN 51; Dec. ’07
Quintin Papineau, Jr., LA 51; March ’08
Ellen (Ryerson) Conant, LA 52; June ’08
Thomas R. Elliott, LA 52; April ’08
Norman E. Spies, LA 52; March ’08
John J. Arata, FA 53; June ’08
Richard A. Dotta, EN 53; June ’08
James J. Farnsworth, HA 53; May ’08
Robert H. Koshner, LA 53; April ’08
Robert P. Muschler, SW 53; April ’08
Donald V. Youll, LA 53; Jan. ’08
William C. Engman, LA 55, EN 58, SI 67; April ’08
Ranka (Bogdanovich) Goldman, LA 55; April ’08
Caroline (Krone) Asselmeier, UC 56; March ’08
Mary (Murphy) Linstrom, SW 56; March ’08
James W. Luther, EN 56; March ’08
Anna (Fong) Tabor, NU 56, GN 59; March ’08
Eileen (Hastings) McCarthy, LA 57; March ’08
Murdina (Thomas) Myrie, LA 57; Jan. ’08
Theodore A. Oberhellman, Jr., EN 57; Jan. ’08
Daniel A. Pettengill, HA 57; Jan. ’08
Laurence T. Joline, LA 58; April ’08
Jean Sykes, SW 58; Oct. ’07
Marie (Klinge) Globig, GR 59; April ’08
Eugene H. Jabker, GR 59, GR 66; May ’08
Lawrence J. Siegel, BU 59; April ’08

Edward F. Berg, LA 60, MD 64; May ’08
Robert S. Goell, MD 60; May ’08
John F. Griffee, DE 60; March ’08
Victor M. Koenig, BU 60; March ’07
Carol (Kroeger) Proctor, GN 60; April ’08
James C. Reynolds, GR 60; April ’08
Jay Rothman, FA 60; Jan. ’07
Kenneth L. Beals, UC 61, SW 67; March ’08
Earl H. Budke, Jr., LA 61, GR 64; Jan. ’08
Silas B. McKinley, Jr., LA 61; March ’08
Andrea (Gricevich) Tkach, LA 61; May ’08
Barnett M. Klearman, EN 62; Jan. ’08
Emil R. Kopp, UC 62; May ’08
Robert H. Schmidt, UC 62, UC 70; April ’08
Claude E. Stephens, GR 63; Feb. ’08
Vivian Fullerton, UC 64; March ’08
Carol (Graul) Gleason, PT 64; April ’08
Arthur E. Kriete, UC 64; May ’08
Francis J. Miller, GD 64; June ’08
John B. Nelson, UC 64; April ’08
Joanne (Bryan) Becker, LA 65; March ’08
James J. Sheehan, EN 65; March ’08
Colleen (Yu) Shen, GR 65; March ’08
Ilene (Lehrman) Shles, LA 65; June ’08
Julius R. Todt, UC 65; March ’08
Irma (Steinman) Wall, LA 65; June ’08
Ronald K. Grady, MD 66; June ’08
Robert L. Nicolai, EN 66, SI 69; Feb. ’07
Robert G. Silvers, LA 66, HS 74; June ’08
Frank G. Pinckert, BU 67; May ’08
Douglas P. Wagner, LA 67; March ’08
Lonnie B. Brown, EN 68; May ’08
Robert C. O’Neill, GB 68; June ’07
E. Ralph Collet, DE 69; Feb. ’08

Norman W. Drey, Jr., LW 70; June ’08
John E. Vieth, DE 72; May ’07
Samuel B. Knox, HA 74; March ’08
David J. Koncki, UC 75; April ’08
Theodore J. Steiling, EN 75; May ’08
Loren L. Lohman, GB 76; March ’08
Ann (Sims) Dugan, GF 77; May ’08
Robert W. Little, GR 77; Jan. ’07
Kenneth Barnhurst, DE 78; Aug. ’06
John C. Grove, LA 78; April ’07
Kenneth L. Below, LA 79; May ’08

Steven H. Albert, LA 80; Jan. ’08
Doris (Bogan) Epstein, LA 81; June ’08
Thomas M. Coyle, UC 82; June ’08
Ivan C. Alicea, TI 86; Feb. ’06
Kenneth C. Kaufman, GR 88; May ’07

Steven C. Malchow, LA 90; May ’08
Dolores R. Cooper, SW 93; March ’08
Stuart A. Wolfer, BU 93; April ’08

Timothy M. Emrich, SI 05; May ’08
Eric C. Van Cleve, GF 08; April ’08

In Remembrance

Edward F. Berg, A.B. ’60, M.D. ’64, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, died Friday, May 30, 2008.

Berg served as director of ophthalmology at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in 1971 and 1972. He joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1972.

A captain in the U.S. Air Force, he also served as the Air Force chief of ophthalmology for the Pacific region, stationed at Clark Air Force Base. From 1968 to 1970, he was special consultant in ophthalmology for the Republic of Korea Forces. He also performed surgery in Nigeria, Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala as a volunteer.

Later, he was in private practice at West County Ophthalmology. After he retired, he worked with the admissions department for the School of Medicine.

Lynne Cooper Harvey, A.B. ’34, M.A. ’35, a radio broadcast producer, died Saturday, May 3, 2008.

After graduating from the University, Harvey worked as an education reporter at KXOK in St. Louis, where she met her future husband, radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. The two married in 1940 and later moved to Chicago.

She is credited with developing some of her husband’s best-known broadcast features, including “The Rest of the Story.”

In 1997, she became the first producer to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. The St. Louis native also was a founding member of the board of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, home of the Hall of Fame.

She received an honorary degree from the University in 1998.

William G. Hyland, B.S.B.A. ’50, an editor who guided U.S. foreign policy, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

Hyland held high posts in the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the White House. President Gerald R. Ford named him to a top-level panel to coordinate the intelligence community, and President Jimmy Carter chose him to represent the National Security Council on an interagency committee to guide relations with the Soviet Union.

He left the government in 1977 to work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

In 1983, he became editor of Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Affairs. Hyland played a part in furthering the journal’s role in framing the establishment’s discussion of international affairs.

John William Jermyn III, an instructor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, died Thursday, May 15, 2008.

He began his 33-year career in emergency medical services as an attending physician in the emergency department at Normandy Hospitals in St. Louis. For the past three years, he had served as director of emergency medical services for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Merle Kling, A.B. ’40, M.A. ’41, Ph.D. ’49, former provost, executive vice chancellor, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, and professor of political science, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

He joined the University in 1946 as a lecturer in political science. Soon after his arrival, he advanced to instructor, was named assistant professor in 1950, associate professor in 1954, and full professor in 1961. He served as dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences twice, from 1966 to 1969 and 1973 to 1976, when he assumed the position of provost. In 1980, he received the additional title of executive vice chancellor.

Kling was a member of the American Political Science Association and a former editor of The Midwest Journal of Political Science. He served as president of both the Midwest Conference of Political Scientists and the Missouri Association for the United Nations.

After retiring from the University in 1983, he was awarded an honorary degree. The Merle Kling Professorship in Modern Letters was established that same year in honor of his service to the University.

Joseph Levitt, M.D. ’49, a former director of the internal medicine clinic at Barnes Hospital, died Sunday, March 30, 2008.

In addition to having a private practice, Levitt was part of the School of Medicine’s clinical teaching staff. The internal medicine clinic he directed at Barnes Hospital was later named the Dr. Joseph Levitt Medical Clinic.

He also served for many years on the staffs of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and the Veterans Hospital; worked as a doctor for both St. Louis City and St. Louis County’s juvenile detention facilities; and was a doctor at both the old and new federal courthouses.

Between 1966 and 1989, Levitt was the first-aid room physician at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and attended every home game during those seasons to serve fans and players.

Francis J. Miller, M.S. ’64, a former associate professor of orthodontics, died Friday, June 20, 2008. Before attending the University, Miller served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. After graduation, he practiced orthodontics in Clayton, Missouri, and Washington, Missouri, and was on staff at Shriners Hospital for Children.

A founding member of the Washington Overseas Mission, Miller provided dental services to impoverished people in Central America. He also volunteered at Give Kids a Smile, the Crider Center, and the St. Joseph Health Center West in western St. Charles County, Missouri.

He received awards from several organizations, including Washington University, Saint Louis University, and Fontbonne University. In 2008, St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington presented him with its Spirit of Mercy Award.

W. Dakin Williams, A.B. ’42, J.D. ’42, an attorney, author, and amateur actor, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

A St. Louis native, Williams attended Harvard University to pursue an M.B.A. after graduating from Washington University. Then, he was drafted into service in World War II. After the war, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in East St. Louis before entering private law practice.

He often spoke and performed at literary festivals, singing some of his brother Tennessee’s poems that he set to music. He also wrote several books, a few of which were about his playwright brother.

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John M. “Jack” Pickering, LA 38, retired from book publishing and lives in Albuquerque, N.M. He has two sons and two grandchildren.

Vernon C. Pohlmann, LA 41, GR 47, GR 55, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University. He is professor emeritus of sociology at Illinois State University and a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Emeritus Faculty Advisory Board.
Doris (Millner) Kaplan, EN 49, currently lives in Longboat Key, Fla., where she is very active in her community. She is enjoying wonderful health and a happy family of three sons and nine grandchildren.

Judith Saul Stix, LA 52, published Woman/Years, a collection of 1,234 poems. Her other recent publication includes Bessie Lowenhaupt from Life, the biography of a St. Louis painter.
Walter J. Levy, SW 56, received the Humanitarian Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. His four articles, “My Daughters in the Bible,” were published in 2006 and 2007 in The Israel Philatelist.
Ronald K. McGregor, MD 58, is a retired anesthesiologist. He is an auctioneer for both charitable and fundraising causes.
Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, received national and local awards for his 25 years of crime prevention and neighborhood watch leadership. He was presented with the National Sheriff’s Association award and the City of Belleville award for creating the first neighborhood watch program in 1983. Over the years, he has helped organize 19 watch groups in three states. Schlosser has received two Illinois Governor’s awards for “Significant Contributions to the Field of Crime Prevention.” He also directed a 23-state monthly awareness program working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2006, he coordinated a federal grant program to purchase 50 bulletproof vests for officers in the Belleville Police Department.
Robert Dannenbrink, AR 59, was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows. He is being named a fellow for individual achievement in the planning profession. As an urban designer, Dannenbrink has made major contributions toward shaping the built form of California’s planned urban developments.

Susan (Gore) Ahmad, OT 64, OT 99, received the University of Southern Indiana’s 2007 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award for her work at the Vanderburgh Correctional Center assisting the work-release participants with positive life skills.
Manon Cleary, FA 64, and her artwork were recently featured in The Figure Revealed: Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and Drawings, an exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The exhibit contained 50 works by 25 of the leading American figurative artists of the past three decades.
Floyd Flowers, SW 64, had the honor of having the family service agency that he directed for 13 years named for him. The Floyd Flowers Family Service Agency is located in DeKalb, Ill. Flowers took over as director in 1967 and turned the struggling agency into a place that serves nearly 4,000 people each year and houses five program departments. He launched the Meals on Wheels program, opened a senior center, established the Homemaker Service for providing in-home care, and introduced the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to the community.
Joshua Grossman, MD 65, published his review of Columbia Professor Robert Klitzman’s When Doctors Become Patients in the April 2008 issue of Tennessee Medicine.
Barry A. Wiedenkeller, FA 66, has been living in Asia (India, Nepal, and Thailand) for 18 years. He is the president and CEO of Piton Communications Co., Ltd., founded in 2002. Piton provides public relations services for many companies with offices or business in Thailand and is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok. Wiedenkeller lives in a suburb of Bangkok. His artwork recently has been limited to collage and multimedia.
James R. Shannahan, LA 67, has retired from his position as senior information systems auditor with the City of Milwaukee and is moving to Michigan.
Daniel M. Freeman, LA 68, was named academic director for public law for the Washington Semester Program at American University.
Houston A. Stebbins, LA 68, was elected mayor of the Village of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., in June 2007. Stebbins will serve in this full-time volunteer position until June 2009. He hopes eventually to teach high school English or math.
Harvey Wallace, BU 68, was chosen as managing member of Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, the sixth largest accounting firm in St. Louis. Wallace co-founded the firm in 1973.

Patrick T. Callaway, LW 70, is a self-employed attorney. He recently began working out of his home as a possible transition to retirement. He now has three grandchildren: Kyle, 10, Kaitlyn, 4, and Colling, 16 months.
Evann Dreiling Richards, FA 70, was promoted to full professor at St. Louis Community College. She is program coordinator for graphic communications at the Forest Park campus. She lives in Pacific, Mo., and also operates a horse boarding and lesson barn. For the past 33 years, she has been married to Randall Richards, FA 77.
Allen E. Wagner, LA 70, GR 73, GR 78, published a book titled Good Order and Safety: A History of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 1861–1960. Wagner is associate professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He worked for the St. Louis Police Department for 20 years as patrolman and sergeant.
Reginald M. Beal, GB 71, retired in May 2007 after 13 years as an associate professor of management in the School of Business & Industry at Florida A&M University. He also taught entrepreneurship and management courses for six years at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and authored several scholarly articles. In addition, he founded and managed two retail businesses, served as general manager of two firms, and was a design automation liaison for IBM. He has three children and three grandchildren. Beal recently wrote his debut novel, Zeus: The Avenger, and established a publishing company with the assistance of his wife, Sherryl Diane. Web sites: and
Joe Madison, LA 71, received the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers magazine. He is the host of a talk radio show and a longtime Washington, D.C.–based activist. He recently joined XM Satellite Radio. He broadcasts live each weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET from XM’s Washington, D.C., studios on The Power (XM Channel 169), the only national radio channel exclusively dedicated to African-American talk programming.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was named among the top health-care attorneys in Chambers USA’s 2008 ranking of law firms and lawyers. Teplitzky is group chair of Ober|Kaler’s health law group in Baltimore. The group was tied for first place in state rankings in Maryland and occupies the No. 2 spot in rankings for Washington, D.C.
Robert McBride, GB 72, is a member of the board of directors of IntraLinks, Inc., a New York–based software-as-a-service company that provides online workspaces for secure document exchange. He will serve as chairman of the audit committee of the IntraLinks board.
Paula V. Smith, UC 72, and Verna (Green) Smith, GR 61, were named 2008 Women of Achievement. The award recognizes outstanding women who have made a significant difference in the St. Louis region through exceptional volunteer service and exemplary leadership. Paula was honored for her social responsibility, and Verna was honored for being an education advocate.
Albert Ip, EN 73, is a managing director of private investment at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific).
Marjorie (Mandel) Kruvand, LA 73, received a Ph.D. from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Loyola University in Chicago.
Clara E. Rodriguez, GR 73, is the author of Heroes, Lovers, and Others: The Story of Latinos in Hollywood. The book has been published in paperback by Oxford University Press.
Michael C. Shatken, LA 73, GA 75, is a partner and co-founder of KSS Architects, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. KSS specializes in the design of academic, commercial/industrial, corporate, municipal, interior design, and sustainable projects. To commemorate its anniversary, KSS gave back to the community with a firm-wide volunteer effort with Habitat for Humanity in summer 2008. Web site:
Richard A. Simon, LA 73, is assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. He previously was principal of the Wheatley School in Old Westbury, N.Y.
Barbara Dunn, FA 75, was inducted into the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) College of Fellows on June 8, 2008. Dunn is partner/principal with Gensler in Los Angeles and has designed environments for corporations, financial firms, entertainment companies, professional service firms, and law firms. She has received numerous awards, including Southern California’s Calibre Award, an Institute of Business Designers national design award, a DOC Award, and fellowship with the College of Law Practice Management. Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Interior Design magazine, Contract magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, Dunn is president-elect of the Southern California Chapter of IIDA.
Kate Mattes, SW 75, is the owner of Kate’s Mystery Books in Cambridge, Mass. The Mystery Writers of America presented Mattes and her store with the 2008 Raven Award. The Raven recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing. Mattes was honored with the Raven due to her tireless efforts in advancing the genre of mystery fiction. Kate’s Mystery Books is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Mattes is a founding member of the National Chapter of Sisters in Crime and the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.
James Robertson, LW 75, is a Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University in Mankato. He has been a sociology and corrections faculty member since 1980 and has authored 50 articles on prisoners’ rights. Robertson serves as editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Bulletin, a scholarly journal, and is a contributing editor of Criminal Justice Review.
Bill Sternheim, LA 75, completed his 22nd year of practice in hematology and oncology in Palm Beach County, Fla. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Lori, who practices radiology, and their three children: David, Gillian, and Andi. David is a freshman at the University.
Stephen Yablon, LA 75, principal of Stephen Yablon Architect, based in New York City, received an Award for Outstanding Design from American School and University Magazine for the design of Columbia University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. The firm created an energetic hi-tech environment for this academic department, with the centerpiece being a vibrant 74-person lecture hall with superb acoustics and state-of-the-art audiovisual technology.
Larry Moore, LW 76, had his digital movie, Somerville, premiere at the University of Memphis. His research paper, “The World Trade Center Disaster: How Terrorist Airline Attacks Can Affect the Legal, Economic, and Financial Conditions of Airlines Under the Montreal Liability Agreement,” was published in the Brigham Young Journal of International Law and Management Review. Moore was interviewed by several forms of media, including The New York Times, the Spanish News Network, and the BBC, and his comments on society and politics were covered by more than 400 major news outlets throughout the United States. His black history game, “Black Progress,” was a major exhibit at the FedEx Diversity Program held at the FedEx World Headquarters, and the video will be shown at all FedEx offices worldwide.
Cheryl (Winchell) Hirsch-Ginsberg, LA 77, is a professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine in the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She also achieved the rank of first-degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won, the Korean National Martial Arts System.
Gordon Kanofsky, LA 77, is the CEO and vice chairman of the board of Ameristar Casinos, Inc., which owns casino properties throughout the United States, including its flagship property in St. Charles, Mo. Kanofsky’s daughter, Jill, is a freshman at the University.
David Edelman, LA 78, is the executive director of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.
Karen (Gold) Holt, LA 78, is a Medicaid service coordinator at Summit Educational Resources, a nonprofit agency in Buffalo, N.Y., that assists developmentally delayed children. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two children: Alex, 17, and Sari, 15. Both kids are on the Williamsville East High School Masterminds team, which won the New York State Championship in June 2008. Alex had the highest total points scored in matches in all of New York State.
Frances R. Reidy, LA 78, is on sabbatical from college teaching. Since 1993, she has had 10 poetry fellowships and 5-10 publications for poems. Reidy has 10 nieces and nephews and one dog.
Paula M. Young, LA 78, LW 82, was granted tenure at the Appalachian School of Law, where she is an associate professor of law. She published a law review article in the summer 2008 issue of Disciplinary Bodies, titled “A Connecticut Mediator in a Kangaroo Court?: Successfully Communicating the ‘Authorized Practice of Mediation’ Paradigm to ‘Unauthorized Practice of Law.’”
Melissa A. Jacoby, FA 79, has published her debut novel, titled Life After Genius, under the name M. Ann Jacoby. She also has a 20-year career designing book jackets and covers.
Lizette Smith-Bonner, LA 79, GR 82, was promoted to director of clinical programs at Our Little Haven. Smith-Bonner now oversees five clinical and service programs to children and families at Our Little Haven, including the child residential program, outpatient psychological services, parenting program, therapeutic preschool, and contracted case management.

Arnold Grant, LA 80, is a partner in the tax, benefits, and wealth planning group at Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world. Grant works in the firm’s Chicago office.
Cynthia Klein-Banai, LA 80, was appointed interim associate chancellor for sustainability at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is responsible for implementing recommendations made by the Chancellor’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability in December 2007. She also is a doctoral candidate in environmental and occupational health sciences at UIC. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Effie, and her daughters, Sara, 12, and Alona Banai, LA 06, who is completing her master’s degree at Northwestern. Klein-Banai has another daughter who is an engineering student at Cornell.
Anwar Basha, SW 81, is the general manager of human resources at Multinationa, an Australian-based company.
Steven M. Pogwizd, MD 81, HS 89, is the first holder of the Featheringill Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Nancy (Hoag) Gallagher, UC 82, UC 82, is looking forward to early retirement this year. She plans on traveling and spending time with her daughter, Jaye, and her granddaughter, Chloe, 3. Gallagher and four generations of her family live in the San Francisco Bay Area/Marin County.
Deni Ann Gereighty, LA 82, has been battling cancer for six years. She moved back to Louisiana from Seattle. She has 15 books in the works. E-mail:
Kathleen McLeod, LW 82, is the associate dean of library and information services and an associate professor of law at Elon Law School.
Kandie (Moore) Carson, LA 83, is the assistant secretary, officer, and lead counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in the special products division. She resides in Westfield Center, Ohio, with her husband, Benjamin, and their children: Kelsie, 19, Joshua, 19, Rachel, 17, Kaitlyn, 17, and Matthew, 14. Kandie volunteers for Governor Strickland’s Save the Dream program, which provides pro bono legal services and defense for low-income homeowners facing potential mortgage foreclosure. She has been active in several different positions with the Ohio State Bar Association and the Summit County Bar Association. For 10 years, she served as a volunteer court mediator for the Summit County Common Pleas Court. Kandie is a published industry author, including Harris Martin’s COLUMN journal, and a recognized industry speaker for numerous national and state continuing legal education conventions and seminars. E-mail:
David D. Levine, LA 83, published Space Magic, a collection of his science fiction and fantasy short stories. It includes the Hugo-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk” and 14 others, including one never before published. Web site:
Jeanette Meyer, LA 83, is a realtor with The Group, Inc., in Fort Collins, Colo. She received Gold status by Quality Service Certified (QSC) in recognition of her exceptional customer service. She also was named to the “Best in Business 2007” Honor Roll by QSC. Meyer ranked in the top 1 percent of more than 20,000 real estate professionals in North America. E-mail:
Elizabeth A. Squires,
LA 84, relocated to Minnetonka, Minn. She is the Russian translator/editor for The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press, which is published by East View Information Services. The weekly journal was founded in 1949 and is a collection of articles translated from major Russian newspapers.
Juan F. Arratia, SI 85, received the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in a ceremony at the White House on Nov. 16, 2008. Arratia is executive director of the Student Research Development Center in the Ana G. Mendez University System. He resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with his wife, Bensa Vera, GR 83, GR 85, GR 98.
Clem Hamilton, GR 85, is president of the Holden Arboretum outside of Cleveland. E-mail:
Mark S. Shaker, HA 85, is president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
David C. Wasz, EN 86, is president of B.L. Downey Company, LLC in Chicago. The company is one of the largest powder coating and e-coat companies under one roof in the United States. E-mail:
Diane L. White, LA 86, and Joe L. Clayton were married on Sept. 15, 2007. The couple resides in Inglewood, Calif. White is in charge of the choir at the 8,000-member Faithful Central Bible Church. She also continues to travel extensively as a composer, conductor, and performer. Clayton is a percussionist who has recorded and/or toured with Marvin Gaye, Barry White, the Jackson Five, O.C. Smith, and Aretha Franklin.
Lori (Barnett) Brunsman, LA 87, and her husband, David Brunsman, EN 87, announce the birth of Dominic Jacob on May 15, 2008. He joins seven siblings: Karen, 22, Kristine, 18, Kelly, 12, Luke, 11, Zane, 8, Eleanor, 6, and Jason, 4. The family resides in Occoquan, Va. E-mail:
Heshmat Mortazavi, DE 87, was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service Branch. He is currently chief dental officer at Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, N.M.
Deborah L. Esayian, GB 88, is co-president of Emmis Interactive, Inc., which helps broadcast companies and publishers reinvent their brands.
Sophie Huang, LA 88, and her husband, Uwe Ketelsen, have a son, Julian.
Jordan Brown, LA 89, was named chairman and CEO of MarketWise Advisors, LLC, an investment banking firm in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Brian K. Herrin, LA 90, was appointed controller of Brooklyn Academy of Music, one of the nation’s most acclaimed performing arts centers that presents and produces progressive dance, theater, and film for New York audiences.
Erick Wolfmeyer, FA 90, makes and sells quilts. Web site:
Gretchen Cowman, EN 91, is an environmental engineer with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation. She is constructing public water systems for communities that lack this essential service. Cowman has become the local expert on arsenic and is working to remove this naturally occurring contaminant from several community water systems. She also is volunteering with the nonprofit Water for People as a technical consultant on a water quality project in Honduras. E-mail:
Charles D. Harris, LA 91, is pursuing a doctorate in political science at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale. He has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Romania for the 2008–2009 academic year. He will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Lucian Blaga University, helping Romanian students improve their English language skills and knowledge of the United States. In addition, Harris will research the democratization process that is currently taking place in Romania.
Michael A. McClure, LA 91, and Ursula Emery-McClure, LA 92, were awarded the 2008–2009 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize of Architecture by the American Academy of Rome. Their proposal to the academy, titled “Terra Viscus: Hybrid Tectonic Precedent,” will develop their research practice in Southern Louisiana, an environment they define as the “terra viscus.” Michael and Ursula are principals of emerymcclure architecture in Lafayette, La. Michael is an associate professor at the University of Louisiana–Lafayette, and Ursula is an associate professor at the LSU School of Architecture. The award includes a fellowship to study at the American Academy in Rome for 11 months. They will go with their daughter, Ada Annadora, 5. Web site:
Betsy (Mitchell) Mencher, LA 91, and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of Nicholas Matthew on March 30, 2008. He joins big sisters, Julia, 7, and Eliza, 4. The family resides in the Washington, D.C., area, where Betsy has a private practice as a clinical psychologist. E-mail:
Erika Bruce, LA 92, and her husband, Gary Moskowitz, announce the birth of Sarah Alexandra on June 13, 2008. She joins big brother, Zachary Louis, 21 months. Erika continues to run her own law practice in Dallas in affiliation with Glast, Phillips & Murray, PC. She was selected as a Texas Lawyers Rising Star for the past two years.
Alisa Gaunder, LA 92, LA 92, published her first book, Political Reform in Japan: Leadership Looming Large, with Routledge Press in spring 2007. She received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of political science at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in May 2008.
Khadem Yusuf, EN 92, has moved back to Bangladesh after 17 years in the United States. He is the head of engineering at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Danielle (Zeitlen) Hughes, FA 94, and Cynthia (Martinez) Lyons, FA 94, had their company, Baby Fish Mouth, profiled in the July 2008 issue of Redbook magazine. Baby Fish Mouth, known for its funny and cool baby T-shirts, offers several items with witty takes on famous movie lines. All shirts come packaged in a signature movie popcorn box. Baby Fish Mouth has received accolades on Celebrity Baby Blog, The Daily Stroll, What’s Hot for Tots, and more. Web site:
Tami (Kachel) McNeela, LA 94, and her husband, Andrew McNeela, LA 95, announce the birth of Madeline Elizabeth on April 17, 2008. She joins big brother, Gabriel, 3.
Otis T. Gordon, LA 95, and Nikki Aubrey Caparino Pepino were married on June 14, 2008, in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines. The couple resides in Pine Bluff, Ark., where Otis has a private practice in gastroenterology and Nikki is a physical therapist.
Jason Komitau, LA 95, and his wife, Jamie, announce the birth of triplets, Jacob Matthew, Benjamin Drew, and Zachary Nathan, on March 14, 2008. The family resides in the Cleveland-area, where Jason is a family practice physician at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Jamie Gray Light, LA 95, is the national president of Alpha Epsilon Phi, a national sorority. She lives in Beachwood, Ohio, with her husband, Benjamin Light, LA 94, and their daughter, Hannah, 4.
Cynthia Lovinger, LA 95, is an associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, a law firm in New York. She works in the land use department, practicing litigation and eminent domain.
David E. Versel, LA 95, lives in Biddeford, Maine, with his wife, Jennie Aranovitch, and their children: Josiah, 4, and Eva, 1. David is the director of development and marketing for the North Dam Mill, a major urban redevelopment project in Biddeford. Web site:
Jason Bailin, BU 96, recently started Whipped & Beaten Culinary Works, Inc. The company produces and markets a series of humorous cookbooks. He still holds his day job as an institutional investment consultant. E-mail:
Pun Bandhu, LA 96, is the partner and founder of ZenDog Productions. He is a Tony Award winner for producing Glengarry Glen Ross in 2005 and Spring Awakening in 2007. Spring Awakening also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Drama League, and New York Drama Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. Named one of the next generation of Broadway Producers by the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Bandhu received the Star of Asia award from the Austin, Texas, Asian Chamber of Commerce. He has had supporting roles as an actor in the Academy Award–nominated film, Michael Clayton, as well as the upcoming Coen Brothers’ film Burn After Reading.
Lisa (Friedman) Fuller, LA 96, and her husband, Josh, announce the birth of Alexa Bailey on Dec. 21, 2007. She joins big sister, Mandy Danielle, 2. The family resides in Miami, where Lisa is a clinical psychologist in private practice. E-mail:
Amy (White) Gilman, SW 96, is a school social worker in Iowa.
Mario Harding, HA 96, achieved fellow status in the American College of Health-care Executives. He is an administrator at Denver Health, the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level 1 academic trauma center and the safety net hospital for the Denver area.
Cara (Pollock) Mattison, LA 96, and her husband, Allen Mattison, LA 96, announce the birth of Benjamin Maxwell on March 19, 2008. He joins big sister, Rachel, 2. The family resides in Potomac, Md., where Cara works at Marriott International in organizational design. Allen is a lawyer in Washington, D.C., representing nonprofit organizations.
Mark Satisky, BU 96, and his wife, Elana, announce the birth of Brett Austin on May 1, 2008. He joins big sister, Ava. The family resides in Atlanta, where Mark is an investment banker with Morgan Keegan.
Megan (Guy) Scruggs, BU 96, and her husband, Daniel, announce the birth of Caden Daniel on Sept. 19, 2007. He joins siblings Connell, 4, and Maeve, 3. The family resides in Atlanta.
Denie (Robinson) Sidney, LA 96, SW 98, got married in November 2007 and relocated to a suburb of Tampa, Fla.
Andria (Lard) Simckes, LW 96, is running for the office of state treasurer of Missouri. If elected, she would be the first African-American state-wide elected official in the history of Missouri.
Nimrod “Rod” Chapel, Jr., and his wife, Denise, announce the birth of Nimrod T. Chapel III on April 14, 2008.
Michelle Cororve Fingeret, LA 97, and her husband, Jeremy, announce the birth of Hailey Simone on April 21, 2008. She joins big brother, Zachary, 3. The family resides in Houston, where Michelle is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Wendy (Crystal) Pawlak, LA 97, and her husband, Chris Pawlak, EN 97, announce the birth of Ella Samantha on Feb. 12, 2008. The family resides in Fox Point, Wis., where Chris is a software engineer and Wendy is an elementary school teacher.
Rob Persaud, BU 97, LA 97, and his wife, Alison, announce the birth of Finn Jagger on May 24, 2008. He joins big sister, Harlowe Frances, 18 months. The family resides in the West Loop of Chicago.
Aimee Zaiger Sprung, LA 97, and her husband, Eric, announce the birth of Noah Benjamin on May 24, 2008. He joins big brother, Alex, 3. The family resides in Newton, Mass.
Timothy G. Stueve, LW 97, is an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kathryn E. Townsend, GR 97, GR 04, accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of anatomy at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. She continues to collect mammal fossils in Utah and work on South American fossil mammal paleoecological studies that she began during her postdoctoral work at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.
Rohini Bajaj, LA 98, LA 98, and her husband, Rushi Mehta, announce the birth of Sehej on May 29, 2008. He joins big sister, Semaya, 2. The family resides in Dallas, where Rohini and Rushi practice dentistry.
Ellen (Rugen) Ewing, LA 98, and her husband, Alex, announce the birth of Evan Alexander on Jan. 23, 2007. He joins big sister, Kate, 4. The family resides in St. Louis where Alex is an engineer for Boeing and Ellen is a stay-at-home mom. E-mail:
Michele (Ries) Nevitt, BU 98, and her husband, Jon, announce the birth of Charlotte Anne on March 24, 2008. The family resides in New York, where Michele is the executive beauty director at Real Simple magazine and Jon is a product marketing manager at Google.
Jason E. Portnof, LA 98, and Courtney Gross were married on June 14, 2008, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Australia, where Jason is a fellow in the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. Courtney teaches children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Jason graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2002 and Weill Cornell Medical College in 2006. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His book, First Aid for the NBDE Part 2, was published by McGraw Hill Medical in 2008.
Amy Schnitzer, LA 98, and Sean F. Pearson were married on June 14, 2008, in New York City. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Manhattan, where Amy is a marketing executive for the Estée Lauder Companies and Sean is a senior technical director with Turner.
Gale W. Starkey, GR 98, has joined Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP, a St. Louis law firm, as a member of its intellectual property group, where he will focus on life sciences. Starkey is the first non-attorney employed by the firm who will serve clients in a consulting capacity.
Nathan Tyson, LA 98, received an E.D.D. in educational administration from Saint Louis University.
Robert Winer, BU 98, and Rebecca Epstein were married on April 12, 2008, in Coconut Grove, Fla. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in West Palm Beach, Fla. Robert is vice president/senior underwriter for the ComVest Group, a private investment firm.
Shannon (Lyons) Green, LA 99, and her husband, Walter, announce the birth of Kimsey Noelle on March 23, 2008. The family resides in College Park, Md., where Shannon is the fisheries ecosystem coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay with Maryland Sea Grant and Walter is a principal attorney with Daniels & Green.
Sara (Schildkraut) Harris, LA 99, and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Millie Hadassah on April 29, 2008. The family resides in New York City. E-mail:
Claire E. Najim, LA 99, and her husband, Matthew P. Smelley, announce the birth of Katherine Leila Alexandra Smelley on Feb. 8, 2008. The family resides in Chicago. Claire is a pediatrician at Children’s Memorial Hospital, and Matthew is a cardiologist at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Kevin Prunty, BU 99, and his wife, Kelly, announce the birth of Henry James on March 29, 2008. He joins big brother, Jack William, 16 months. The family resides in St. Louis, where Kevin is a senior vice president at Southwest Bank.
Carrie Silver-Stock, SW 99, won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best First Book in the juvenile nonfiction category and an independent award from Independent Publisher for the nonfiction juvenile category. Her book, The Powder Box Secrets: 7 Tips to Help Teen Girls Achieve Success, focuses on sharing seven secret tips to help teen girls overcome some of the issues that affect them most.
Traci Sooter, GA 99, SI 00, received the Golden Hammer Award from Habitat for Humanity, the highest award given to volunteers. Sooter worked on a committee to raise about $50,000 to help build the Drury University Sustainable Habitat House. Her students developed the concept of the sustainable house and built the home with help from the rest of the university and the community. Sooter served as project manager. She is an associate professor of architecture at Drury University in Springfield, Mo.

Holly Williams Leppo, GA 00, is a partner and vice president of SMB&R, Inc., an architecture, structural engineering, and interior design firm in Camp Hill, Pa. She recently co-authored a series of preparatory materials for ARE 4.0 (Architect Registration Exam) and served as contributing editor for study guides for the LEED Accredited Professional exam, all published by Professional Publications, Inc. of Belmont, Calif. Holly and her husband, Shawn, announce the birth of Benjamin Wade on April 8, 2008. He joins big brother, Samuel Wythe, 4. Their son, Nathaniel Williams, is deceased.
Michael Moehn, GB 00, is senior vice president of corporate planning and business risk management at Ameren. Moehn resides in Alton, Ill., with his wife, Lisa, and their two children.
Sarah (Schultze) Pollock, BU 00, and her husband, Beau Pollock, BU 99, announce the birth of Marin Reid on March 25, 2008. She joins big brother, Bryce. The family resides in Houston.
Allison Scharf, LA 00, LW 07, and Josh Glickman, LW 07, were married on April 6, 2008. The couple resides in Miami Beach.
Jason H. Thomas, LA 00, and his wife, Pearilya, announce the birth of Jonathan David on
May 14, 2008. The family resides in Atlanta.
Hallie (Freedman) Grodin, LA 01, and her husband, Rick Grodin, LA 00, announce the birth of Jack Ethan on May 2, 2008. The family resides in New York City.
Leah Levison, BU 01, and Scott Mittelman were married on Jan. 20, 2008. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York City, where Leah works in advertising and Scott is pursuing an M.B.A. at
New York University.
Linda Luo, LA 01, has left management consulting and started a business focusing on Chinese contemporary art.
Emily (Jones) Quinn, LA 01, and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of Zoe Ariella on April 27, 2008. Emily received an M.F.A. in choreography from the University of North Carolina in summer 2008.
Shiri (Pinsberg) Vogel, LA 01, and her husband, Adam Vogel, LA 00, announce the birth of Joshua Daniel on Feb. 2, 2008. Shiri recently completed her doctorate in psychology, and Adam received an M.B.A. from NYU. The family resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Deanne Bell, EN 02, is a cast member on the Discovery Channel show Smash Lab.
Grant M. Ecker, EN 02, is pursuing an M.B.A. part time from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Farhan A. Irshad, LA 02, is continuing his residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University.
Jessica Kumar, FA 02, LA 02, received a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. She also earned a master’s of public health from ATSU’s School of Health Management. Kumar began a four-year combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y., in July 2008.
Chava Mandell, LA 02, and Eric Riemer were married on March 9, 2008. The couple resides in Pittsburgh, where Chava works in outreach and program funding and development at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
Suzanne C. Bishop, LA 03, was accepted to graduate school at Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville in the school psychology program.
Carlos R. Bolden, EN 03, and his wife, Nicole (Stewart) Bolden, BU 03, moved to Durham, N.C., where Carlos is an ob/gyn resident at Duke and Nicole is a middle-school mathematics teacher at McDougle Middle School in Chapel Hill.
Rebecca (Belzer) Elias-Bachrach, LA 03, and her husband, Ari Elias-Bachrach, EN 03, announce the birth of Aliza Tamar on March 2, 2008. Rebecca graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is a pediatrics resident. Ari continues to work in the IT security field.
Sean Leather, EN 03, EN 03, is attending Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science.
Gabe Moskoff, BU 03, is a hip hop DJ in St. Louis. He also runs a nonprofit organization tutoring the youth about hip hop culture.
Phil Valko, LA 03, founded a community creativity nonprofit in Old North St. Louis called The Urban Studio. Web site:
Marisa Wegrzyn, LA 03, is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her play, Ten Cent Night, was chosen for production by Chicago Dramatists as one of the three best new plays. Ten Cent Night will run from Sept. 18 to Oct. 26, 2008.
Timothy L. Williamson, LA 03, and his wife, Christina, announce the birth of Theodore Boone and Catherine Eleanor on Jan. 10, 2008.
Amber Brueggemann, LA 04, and Jason Taylor, EN 03, were married in St. Louis on
Feb. 16, 2008. The couple resides in Canton, Ga., where Jason works as a design engineer and Amber is completing her school psychology doctoral internship.
Todd Galbierz, GB 04, is vice president for administrative services at St. Charles Community College in St. Charles, Mo.
Anne Michael Jordan, LA 04, and Edward Sustman, LA 04, were married on April 19, 2008, in Grace United Methodist Church in St. Louis. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Atlanta, where they are renovating their house and working for architecture firms.
Hope Karnes, EN 04, and Will Nicely, EN 04, were married on Oct. 20, 2007, in Kansas City. The couple resides in Kansas City, where Hope is pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree and Will is a plant engineer for Bayer Corp.
Rebecca Kriss, LA 04, graduated from Rush Medical School in Chicago in June 2008. She is a pediatric resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
Joshua Deitch, LA 05, writes for, a baseball Web site. He recently wrote an article about his experiences as a member of WUSTL’s baseball team. The article is located at
Carolyn Kras, LA 05, is pursuing a master of fine arts in dramatic writing at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Her short play, Sketch, received its New York premiere in June 2008 at the Looking Glass Theatre’s Writer/Director Forum.
John R. Schroeder, GB 05, and Katrina Larson were married on May 10, 2008.
Anne E. Wilson, FA 05, was awarded a Fulbright to the Philippines to study the effects of tourism on sculpture.
Qiwu Zhou, GB 05, is an associate at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong.
Weidong Zhu, GB 05, has worked for Bosch Rexroth Corp. for almost nine years. He has moved back to the United States again.
Karmella Haynes, GM 06, is the lead researcher of a team who has created “living computers” by genetically altering bacteria. The findings of the research, published in the Journal of Biological Engineering, demonstrate that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications including data storage and as a tool for manipulating genes for genetic engineering. Haynes is a visiting assistant professor of biology at Davidson College and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research/Teaching Fellow.
Ana Miletic, GM 06, and John R. Sedy, GM 05, were married in 2006 in Chicago. The couple resides in San Diego. Ana is a postdoctoral fellow at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, and John is a postdoctoral fellow at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.
Suzanne L. Shenkman, GB 06, and her husband, Albert Crook, EN 96, GB 05, SI 05, GB 07, announce the birth of Juliette on Oct. 25, 2007.
Denise D. Dewald, MD 07, and her husband, Lei Wang, announce the birth of Dava Frieda Dewald-Wang, in December 2007. The family resides in Chicago, where Lei is on the faculty at Northwestern University and Denise is a med/peds resident at the University of Illinois–Chicago.
Lyndsay M. Hoy, LA 07, is attending Rush Medical College in Chicago.
Aaron Keyak, LA 07, is press secretary of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
Rachel A. Kwal, LA 07, is attending New York University College of Dentistry.
Vivek Sen, BU 07, is working at a management consulting firm in New York City, where he advises clients in the financial services industry on a variety of issues, including strategy, operations, and risk management. Sen’s work has taken him to Turkey and Dubai.
Ashley A. Vareedayah, LA 07, is attending medical school.
Jody Bivens, LA 08, is a graduate student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is studying advertising with a focus in art direction.
Sabrina A. Gerkowicz, LA 08, is attending medical school at the University of Illinois.
Michelle S. Jamison, BU 08, LA 08, is attending medical school at Columbia University.
Michelle H. Moniz, MD 08, and Andrew M. King, MD 08, relocated to Pittsburgh, where Michelle is an ob/gyn resident and Andrew is an emergency medicine resident.
Matthew D. Riedel, LA 08, is attending medical school at Columbia University in New York.
Ray Thomas, GB 08, EN 08, EN 08, works for Microsoft and lives in Seattle with his wife, Laura (Daigneau) Thomas, LA 07.