|CLASSMATES Spring 2001|
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Peaches Zbaren Dierl, LA 41, is having fun chasing her first grandchild, a 2-1/2-year-old girl.
Frank S. Buzard, LA 43, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was honored as a National Reconnaissance Pioneer for his leadership as program director in the development and initial operation of a highly sophisticated photographic satellite system. This system established a record for consecutive successful launches and made possible the monitoring of the SALT I Arms Control Treaty of 1972. The award was made Sept. 26, 2000, in a ceremony at the National Reconnaissance Office Headquarters in Chantilly, Va. His wife, Patricia May Buzard, LA 43, also attended.
Margaret (Peggy) Goodenberger, LA 45, moved to a new address in Portland, Ore. E-mail: email@example.com.
Melvin L. Franzel, EN 46, and his wife, Joan, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2000. They reside in Sarasota, Fla., where Melvin is semiretired and runs a manufacturers' representative firm in central Florida.
Billy Morrow Jackson, FA 49, and his wife, Siti Mariah Jackson, exhibited their sculpture, paintings, and prints at Gallery 33 in Springfield, Ill., Oct. 2-Nov. 11, 2000.
Martin Tessler, LA 50, an insurance executive, attended summer school as part of the "Oxford Experience," a one-week course at Oxford University in England.
Mark E. Mason, LA 51, received the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2000 Spiral of Life Award during the Society's National Annual Leadership Conference held in Indianapolis.
Alexander M. Haw, LA 52, retired Oct. 1, 2000, after 40 years as a partner with the Waco, Texas, firm of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee. He served 5 1/2 years as a navigator/bombardier in the U.S. Air Force and graduated in 1960 from Baylor University School of Law.
Manny Hillman, GR 53, published two books in August 2000. One is an illustrated book for children called A Nest of Birdlets (www.maval.com), and the other is a collection of short stories called Travel Tales (www.xlibris.com).
Joyce Praechter Noxon, LA 53, is president of the Lake St. Louis Historical Society, serves on the Lake St. Louis Park Board Community Association and the Lakes and Parks Board Pontooneers Committee, and is a member of several social clubs.
Corinne "Candy" Huston, NU 54, a registered nurse living in Marshall, Mo., corresponded with Michael E. DeBakey, a world-famous heart surgeon whom she assisted years ago in a number of surgical procedures when she was an instructor at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Among other things, DeBakey updated her on a new procedure that she had inquired abouta miniature implantable axial flow ventricular assist device.
Carol Vonckx Kaske, LA 54, wrote a book, Spenser and Biblical Poetics (Cornell University Press, 2000).
Thomas L. Pulliam III, EN 54, has been very active volunteering his time since retiring from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis in 1995, where he was a department head in the Engineering Laboratories. Earlier in 2000, he was nominated as a KSDK Channel 5 Volunteer of the Year for his activities. These include being a handyman at the local Ronald McDonald Houses, working at OASIS at Bayless Elementary School, and being property chairman at his church. He was interviewed on a local cable channel and featured in a monthly seniors magazine concering his volunteerism. He also judges science fairs and invention conventions for the schools where he volunteers.
Kenneth Balk, EN 55, founder of Kenneth Balk & Associates of St. Louis, merged KBA into Durrant, forming KBA Durrant. Both firms specialize in architectural and engineering design.
Franklin S. Sax, EN 55, GB 61, teaches Hebrew and coaches B'nai Mitzvah at Tucson Hebrew Academy. He copyedited the musical and Hebrew content of a book in publications, Chanting the Hebrew Bible. He has two granddaughters and a grandson.
Patricia Melechen, OT 56, has been an active participant in the Lifelong Learning Institute since it began. She plans to co-facilitate an introductory mental health course for LLI's 2001 spring term.
John Nebgen, LA 56, retired in 1998 from Eureka College in Illinois. He is tutoring at Heartland Community College.
Jerry (Jerrold) Meyers, AR 57, writes that throughout the years of living on the West Coast, in Europe, and now on the East Coast, he consistently has had great memories of WU. He and his wife, Karen (who grew up in Hawaii and attended the Punahou School), have been married for 42 years. They reside near Valley Forge on the main line going west of Philadelphia, where they have retired, and have two children and two grandchildren living near them. They are pursuing many activities, including visiting with their friends overseas. They are "looking forward to hearing from each and every one of you!"
Anne Scholz Allen-Hacker, PT 58, is licensed in both nursing and physical therapy to practice in Missouri and Florida.
Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, was named Rotarian of the Year by his 100-member Rotary Club of St. Clair County (West), Illinois. He is a past president of the club and serves on its board of directors and is chairman of several key district Rotary committees. He has been a member of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce for 37 years and is a past chairman of its Ambassadors Club.
Glen E. Stuckel, EN 60, a Kentucky building and remodeling contractor, was named "Louisville Remodeler of the Year 2000" by the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.
Harold L. Whitfield, BU 60, LW 66, of Kirkwood, Mo., was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Membership in the academy, which is by invitation only, is limited to 500 trial lawyers from the United States and includes fellows from more than 30 countries throughout the world. He is one of only five African-American lawyers in the IATL.
H.G. Schwartz, Jr., EN 61, SI 62, was elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineering. He also is a member of WU's School of Engineering & Applied Science National Council.
Susan Grossman Alexander, LA 63, returned to teaching at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. She teaches the course in communication and legal reasoning. She writes that her adored husband, Herb Alexander, died in 1999.
Jo Malin, LA 64, is program director of honors programs for the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Paul M. Fleetwood, UC 65, and his wife, Shirley, are happily retired in the beautiful Ozark foothills near the Current River. They have 11 grandchildren scattered around the world, including four locally. They are very involved in community affairs and church life. Prior to retiring in 1987, Paul spent nearly 40 years at McDonnell Douglas. When he retired, he was chief engineer of the instrumentation and automated systems branch. "Go WU!" E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Reardon, GB 65, returned to his career as a management information systems consultant, part time, after failing to get a job teaching college.
Ed Sacks, LA 65, received a 2000 national Best Practices award from HUD for "outstanding achievement" for his work in promoting mediation in fair-housing disputes. He was awarded his sixth grant from the city of Chicago to provide mediation, mediation training, and conflict-management training for housing-related organizations and groups. He was appointed as an external mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Cook County Commission on Human Rights. His columns on renting and landlord-tenant relations can be found every week at suntimes.com and brassringcampus.com. He also maintains an active dispute resolution practice through his firm, Resolve-It! Mediation Service, in Chicago.
George Schillinger, SI 65, general manager of the American Bottoms Wastewater Treatment Facility in Sauget, Ill., received the prestigious Philip F. Morgan Medal from the Water Environment Federation on Oct. 17, 2000.
Dennison Staub, GR 65, retired from teaching and coaching after 40 years38 in high school and two at WU, but he rejoined the WU football staff in 2000 as a wide receiver coach. He is the proud grandpa of 2-year-old Carley.
Terri Goldberg Paul, LA 67, won two awards in 2000 for her first novel, Glass Hearts (Academy Chicago Publishers): Friends of America Writers, an annual prize given to an emerging Midwest writer; and the Ohioana Library Association Book Award in Fiction, the highest award in the state of Ohio.
Jack Stein, EN 67, SI 69, completed his 30th year in the Environmental Affairs Group at Anheuser-Busch Companies in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of the National Environmental Development Association, the Global Environmental Management Initiative, and the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Initiatives.
Jan Lindquist, SW 69, is working as a middle-school psychologist in Littleton, Colo. She writes: "Thanks to all of you who support a nonviolent world."
John Steinfeld, TI 69, TI 72, and his wife, Audrey Naumann Steinfeld, a graduate of Fontbonne College in St. Louis, were honored by Fontbonne College with a 2000 Founders Award for distinguished service in community enrichment.
Jay Solomon, LA 70, writes that after graduating from WU during a watershed year (Kent State and the invasion of Cambodia), he went to law school at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1973. He has been practicing immigration law ever since in Atlanta. He and his wife, Susan, have a 9-year-old daughter, Sharon. He adds, "And this is the first year we'll elect a president younger than I am!"
Michael C. Sullivan, BU 70, was elected to a third term as a circuit court judge for the state of Oregon. He retired from the Oregon National Guard with the rank of colonel.
Gerald J. Williams, EN 70, SI 72, was named president of McClure Engineering Associates, St. Louis.
Joan Berzoff, LA 71, is a full professor and co-director of the doctoral program at Smith College School for Social Work. She was awarded a grant from the Project on Death America in the first cohort of social work leaders, and she has authored two books. Joan is raising two boys, Jake, 11, and Zeke, 15, with her husband, Lew Cohen.
Marjorie Kamine, LA 71, works as director of corporate and foundation relations at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Before that, she was administrative and development director for Wings of America, an American Indian youth development program. She has lived in Santa Fe since 1990 and has a new dog named Smilla.
Nikki Stern, LA 71, works as a consultant to the design industry (architecture and interior design) and occasionally contributes music and lyrics to theater, film, and recordings. Her husband is a vice president of Marsh, Inc., in New York.
Rachel A. Hexter, LA 72, attended her stepdaughter's Washington University graduation in June. She writes: "I never made it to my own graduation in 1972 because I was having too much fun rocking-and-rolling! It was great to be back on campus; sitting in the Quad listening to the graduation ceremonies allowed for a lot of memories to come back. Good memories! Thanks!"
Ken E. Kotiza, GB 72, was named president of UMB Bank, St. Louis.
Lois Hecht Oppenheim, GR 72, GR 80, was named acting provost of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles for 2000-01.
Alice Rollins, PT 72, works as a pediatric physical therapist with the Seattle School District.
Adele Lander Burke, LA 73, became director of the museum and education for the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, overseeing all aspects of the Skirball's museum exhibitions and education programs.
Faye M. Foreman, LA 73, received the Delmar and Helen Templeton Scholarship from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time student who has made a commitment to work with underserved populations.
Rita La Doux, LA 73, GR 77, is starting her fourth year in the St. Paul, Minn., school system as a Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) teacher, instructing students with a wide range of gifts and talents. She and her husband, Paul Swedenborg, have two daughters, ages 11 and 13.
Caroline Wexler, LA 73, writes that after 25 years of being associated with the tragedies in people's lives as a social worker in health care, she is making a "mid-life career and lifestyle change" in which she'll be trying to help people have a good time. She and her husband, Bob Villier, have opened a small beach resort in Xcalak, Mexico, called Casa Carolina. Xcalak is the southern tip of the Yucatan peninsula and is the southern port of entry into Mexico on the Caribbean, about three miles above the border with Belize. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sue Elwyn, LA 74, entered the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious community, as a postulant in the order. She hoped to be admitted as a novice in January 2001. The mother house is located in Toronto, Canada.
Thad Hollie, LW 74, an attorney, was appointed general chairman of the 2001 Archdiocesan Development Appeal of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He is the first African American to serve as the appeal's chairman, the largest annual charitable undertaking of the Archdiocese.
June McCartney, FA 74, has her paintings and drawings on display on her Web site: www.JuneMcCartney.com.
Robert K. Neff, EN 74, was named manager of coal supply and transportation for Ameren-Energy Fuels and Services Co. He retains his position as president of the Missouri Central Railroad, an Ameren subsidiary.
Amie Gross, LA 75, is president of Amie Gross Architects, located in New York City. They recently designed the Genesis Neighborhood Plaza in Brooklyn, a large mixed-use project that includes housing, retail, childcare, health facilities, and open space. The project, sponsored by Help USA, will offer housing and a variety of services to homeless and low-income people.
Steven Raphael Rose, SW 75, is married and has two daughters. He is a professor of social work at Louisiana State University. His most recent book is Group Work with Children and Adolescents: Prevention and Intervention in School and Community Systems (Sage Publications).
Ronald Sampson, Sr., LA 76, EN 81, writes, "All is well. Cheryl (Middleton) and I are doing fine." Ronald, Jr. is in the Marines. Sonya is an honor student at Wilson High School in Rochester, N.Y., and will graduate in June. Tempest is excited about starting first grade. Adriel is enjoying the fall and football season as only a 4-year-old Buffalo Bills fan can.
Sandra Barr Hammond, LA 77, is the president of the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Ky. She and her husband, Mark, have two children: Kenny, a freshman at Yale, and Lauren, a senior in high school. Sandy practices law and serves as a regional interviewer for prospective WU students.
Mark Heller, SW 77, LW 77, was named to Rural Opportunities, Inc.'s Farmworker Advocate Hall of Fame in summer 2000. He is the supervising attorney of the Migrant Farmworker Program and Immigration and Naturalization Project for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) in Toledo, Ohio.
Gregory H. Paine, GR 77, GR 82, married Diane Alampi on Oct. 17, 1987, and has a daughter, Tavia A. Paine, born Aug. 27, 1997.
Janet Buecker, LA 78, has been living in Boston for the past 17 years, and she has continued the choral singing career that she started at WU under the late Orland Johnson. During 2000, in addition to making her fourth trip to sing in Carnegie Hall, she had the opportunity to sing in choruses under several world-famous conductors, including Keith Lockhart, Bernard Haitink, Christopher Hogwood, and Seiji Ozawa.
Neil B. Caesar, LA 78, is an attorney and president of the Health Law Center in Greenville, S.C.
Gary Elkins, BU 78, GB 79, formed a new company called Kingsport Capital Partners LLC. They are an investment company with a fund called Dillon Capital Fund. They invest private equity in public companies. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Falster, LA 78, EN 78, SI 80, lives in London and Oxfordshire, England. E-mail: email@example.com.
Becky Fernandez, EN 78, is a software engineering manager at Condor Systems, Inc. She is a lieutenant-colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Becky and her three sons, Chris, 17, Andrew, 15, and Kyle, 13, reside in San Jose, Calif.
June Wuest Becht, GR 79, a free-lance writer, was awarded a 2000 St. Louis Women's Sports Achievement Award by the Women's Sports Network for her historical Olympic research. Her article "Missouri's First Female-Athletes" appeared in the August/September issue of Missouri Life.
Carol Latham Mitchell, MD 79, took a position as full-time writer for the Global Scientific Information and Communications Department of Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.
Thomas Nephew, LA 79, received his public policy M.P.P.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1994. He married Margaret Dadian in 1998, and they have a daughter, Madeleine Johar Nephew, born May 6, 1998.
David Rubenstein, LA 79, executive director of the EnvironMentors Project (see Winter 1999 issue), announces its merger with the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF). The EnvironMentors Project is a Washington, D.C.-based program that matches mentorswho come from organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental groups, and law firmswith inner-city teens to help them prepare for college and careers, and learn about the environment. Rubenstein believes that the partnership with NEETF will ensure that the EnvironMentors Project has the resources and leadership required to reach successfully communities throughout the nation.
Daniel P. Ford, BU 80, was appointed senior vice president and director of property management for Freeman Webb Company in Nashville. He is responsible for more than 6,500 apartment units and 500,000 square feet of office space.
Dennis Hall, GA 80, advanced to fellow in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is managing principal of Hall Architects in Charlotte, N.C., a member of CSI's board of directors, and a member of the U.S. National CAD Standard Project Committee for the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Linda (Maier) Kolchin, LA 80, married Fred Kolchin, a logistician at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., on Aug. 12, 2000.
Martha Macks, GF 80, married Dr. Peter Kahn on Nov. 22, 2000. She is currently president of Goya-Girl Press, Inc. Web site: www.goyagirl.com.
Frederick L. Heger, Jr., GB 81, moved to a new job as controller of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., in Vernon Hills, Ill. He lives in Deerfield, Ill., with his wife, Eleanor, and daughters, Amy, 13, and Beth, 11.
Mike Kang, GB 81, was appointed president/general manager of Eastman-Kodak, Korea, in March 2000.
Jarvis N.C. Wong, LA 81, was appointed director of interior design for Swanke Hayden Connell Architects in New York City.
Sanjay Agrawal, EN 82, SI 91, joined the Patent, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Law Department of Armstrong, Teasdale LLP in St. Louis.
Nathan Byers, EN 82, is living in Seattle. He is the owner of Sider & Byers Associates, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting firm. He "is married to a lovely blonde lady named Page and has two matching blonde children, Hallie, 7, and Harper, 3." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Meehan, MD 82, a physician, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, as the director of emergency and environmental health services in the National Center for Environmental Health.
Betsy Troeder, LA 82, earned her Master of Landscape Architecture in November 1999 from the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. She has since returned to the United States and practices landscape architecture in northern Virginia, is a volunteer puppy-raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and enjoys sailing on a regular basis.
Nancy Hankin, LW 83, joined the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan as counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, after 17 years with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. She joined the firm's litigation group, advising clients with respect to legal issues involving intellectual property.
Tom Keller, GR 83, was appointed director of communications by St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon.
Jerry Kurlandski, LA 83, spent 12 years teaching the English language in Morocco, Portugal, Great Britain, and the New York City area. In 1994, he married Lactitia Cairoli, and they have two children, Sophia and Luke. Jerry gave up teaching to enter the computer industry in 1997. He is now a software engineer at Lucent Technologies in Whippany, N.J. E-mail: email@example.com.
Jim McAdams, LW 83, argued the case of Cook v. Gralike, 99-929, in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 6, 2000. The case concerns the right of citizens to instruct their federal legislators as to the desirability of a particular constitutional amendment and the citizens' right to receive information on the ballot about the behavior of federal legislative candidates concerning the proposed amendment. In this case, the proposed amendment relates to term limits for federal legislators. Jim lives in Jefferson City, Mo., with his wife, Cynthia Quetsch, LW 83, SW 83, who is chief counsel for the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and their son, David, 9.
Marilyn Whetzel Pfeiffer, PT 83, is still living in Southern California, working part time in home health and raising three wonderful children. She encourages all of her classmates to contact her. She is hoping to start compiling class information for the 20-year reunion. "Come and visit!"
Gabe Spalding, LA 83, received both tenure and promotion at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he is a member of the Department of Physics.
Carol Mizerany-Carrillo, SW 84, became the executive director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco Bay area.
Sarena Seifer, LA 84, is executive director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a national nonprofit organization that promotes partnerships between communities and health professional schools. Web site: futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph.html.
Jon Herz, LA 85, and Malia Herz are expecting their first child in April 2001.
D. Lee Bennett, GR 86, has been married to Michelle E. Bennett since Jan. 9, 1993.
Ann Hanrahan Gipalo, LA 86, married Dave Gipalo in October 1998 and welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Katherine Claire, in October 1999. Ann left her position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in June 2000 to be a "stay-at-home mommy" with Katie. They have lived in Florida for almost six years and love it! Ann would love to hear from her Gamma Phi friends. E-mail: AGIPALO@cs.com.
Jean Mercedes Hamilton, EN 86, and her partner, Vera Ludwig, have a daughter, Johanna Porcia Hamilton Ludwig, born Sept. 28, 2000. Jean works as an IT project manager in Munich, Germany, for SPX Valley Forge, a Tier 1 supplier to the automobile industry. Jean and Vera are planning a civil union ceremony as soon as the law in Germany is finalized. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl Jenkins, LA 86, is vice president of community development lending for Harris Trust & Savings Bank in Chicago.
Cheryl Butler Rolf, LA 86, joined Temecula Valley Bank in California as vice president, marketing director. E-mail: email@example.com.
Charlie Schaeffer, EN 86, was named manager of technical applications for energy delivery services by St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation.
Michael L. Yarbrough, LA 86, joined Provident Counseling in St. Louis as the program director for Cyber Community Center. The center provides residents, particularly those in the Penrose and O'Fallon neighborhoods, with access to technology, computers, and educational and employment resources through various workshops, tutorials, and training.
Robin Pech Buchalter, LA 87, and Neal Buchalter, LA 88, have a daughter, Emily Blythe, born Nov. 8, 2000. She joins her sister, Hailey Michelle, who turned 2 in December 2000. Neal is vice president at Parker Laboratories in Fairfield, N.J. Robin is taking time away from her nutrition counseling practice to practice early childhood nutrition at home in Morristown, N.J. E-mail: Rpnb@aol.com.
Stuart S. Mackey, LA 87, was elected to the board of TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services. He was elected treasurer and will serve as ethics chair while on the board. TCN Services can be reviewed via their Web site: www.tcnre.com.
John P. Miller, EN 87, SI 91, was promoted to vice president in the St. Louis office of EQE International, an international structural and earthquake engineering consulting firm headquartered in Oakland, Calif., and has completed his seventh year of service. He oversees much of the building design work and helps manage the office of EQE, the largest structural engineering consulting firm in the St. Louis area. His wife, Bari, is the environmental health and safety manager for the Midwest region of HCI Chemtech, an international chemical company. They took their first trip to Europe, spending a week in Spain and a week in Portugal, and are now in the nightmarish process of designing their custom dream home on their wooded lot in Wildwood, Mo.
Rowdy R. Montgomery, EN 87, joined R.G. Brinkmann Construction Co. of Chesterfield, Mo., as vice president of development.
Debra Willcoxon Ricard, LA 87, and her husband, Fernand Ricard, have a daughter, Sophia Elaine Térèse, born Sept. 5, 2000. Debra is a design project manager at Primex Aerospace Technologies, and Fernand is with Callison Architects in Seattle, Wash. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Savage, LA 87, and Bonita Savage have a new e-mail address: email@example.com. He says, "Wishing you all of God's blessings and grace."
Deborah (Budish) Scheiner, LA 87, and Gary Scheiner, LA 88, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Jordan, on June 10, 2000. The Scheiners (along with daughters, Marley, 5, and Jackie, 3) live just outside Philadelphia in Merion, Pa. Gary is owner of Integrated Diabetes Services, a private practice in Wynnewood, Pa., specializing in diabetes self-management training. Deborah is active with the Washington University Alumni Club and serves as an interviewer for freshman applicants in the Philadelphia area.
Michael Turmon, EN 87, SI 90, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., received the Presidential Early Career Award in October. He earned the award for his development of revolutionary new methods for tracking bright spots as they move across the sun.
Kim Bieron, LA 88, became a full-time mom to her son, Jamie, 8, and daughter, Julianne, 3, after working on The Hill for five years. She would love to hear from old friends: 6614 Burlington Pl., Springfield, Va. 22152.
Sibyl C. Bogardus, LW 88, was selected as one of the "Top 100 Women in Insurance" by the industry publication Business Insurance. Her title is vice president and national director, Willis National Benefits Resource, the third-largest insurance consulting/brokerage firm in the world. She and her son, Noah, 5, reside in St. Louis.
Eric Fischer, GB 88, married Sherri Higdon on Sept. 16, 2000. Sherri works at Saint Louis University's Career Center, and Eric works at Edward Jones.
Kathleen S. King, LA 88, was elected vice president of Southern Nuclear Operating Company by its board of directors. In addition, she will continue serving in her roles as treasurer, comptroller, and chief financial officer. She is responsible for the overall accounting records and financial statements of Southern Nuclear at corporate and plant levels.
Andrea Bay Leone, FA 88, and her Italian husband, Pasquale Leone, had a daughter, Alissa Lucia, born Feb. 23, 1999. Andrea's sons, Antonio and Jonathan, are now 7 and 4. All five speak Italian and "American" English. Bridget Finnegan, FA 88, spent a week with Andrea's family in Lucera, Italy, last year.
Stephanie Lorber Assang, BU 89, married Milton Assang on Sept. 5, 1999, in Washington, D.C. Molly Rios Miller, BU 89, was the matron of honor. Also in attendance from WU were Richard Goldfarb, BU 89, and J.T. Madore, LA 87. The couple reside in Tokyo, Japan, where Stephanie is director of finance for GE Capital.
Ilene (Reibman) Gould, PT 89, PT 89, and Nathan Gould, EN 88, SI 99, have a son, Jacob Dylan, born March 16, 2000. Jake joins sister, Alex, 7, and brother, Matthew, 4. They live in St. Louis, where Nathan works for EQE International, a structural and seismic engineering firm. Ilene plans to return to her part-time position as a home-care physical therapist for BJC Home Care.
James R. Howell, GB 89, started working in January 2000 for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as a territory business manager. He and his wife, Judy, have two daughters: Emily Ann turned 4 on Sept. 29, and Sarah Ann was born one month early, on July 1, 2000, while James attended his high school class' 25th reunion. He arrived at the hospital one hour after Sarah was born. He believes that life is good and there is a time for everything, especially maturing parents.
Jennifer Schmidt Bohnert, BU 90, and her husband, Chris, have a new baby. Katherine sLouise was born April 26, 2000. She joins Jonathan and Julia, both 3 years old. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Eshaghpour, LA 90, married Danielle Walsmith on Aug. 20, 2000, in Santa Monica, Calif. The couple honeymooned in St. Kitts and make their home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. David works as a major gifts development officer for the University of Southern California and enjoys interviewing WU's prospective freshmen through the Alumni and Parents Admission Program.
Kirk Heinlein, BU 90, rode his bicycle from Houston to Dallas (more than 325 miles) and raised over $8,000 by participating in the Tanqueray's Texas AIDS Ride 3. He is group manager of marketing for emerging services for Sprint Corp.
Laura Meckler, LA 90, is a writer for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C.
Rayna L. Richardson, LA 90, and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their second child, Jacob Seth, on Sept. 27, 2000. Their first child, Sarah Helen, was born Feb. 2, 1999. They reside in Arlington, Va., where Rayna works as a government affairs representative for a health-care association.
Jennifer Beldon Rosenblatt, LA 90, writes that, after prosecuting for five years and being in-house counsel for a couple of years, she joined a new law firm where she can truly do the "mommy track." She married a fellow law school classmate, James, during Emory Law School and has three wonderful children: Samantha, 5, Molly, 2-1/2, and Jack, 6 monthshence the reason she missed the reunion. She is having the time of her life actually getting to practice her trade and spend quality time with her kids. E-mail: email@example.com.
Suzanne Rittenberg Rubinstein, LA 90, and her husband, David, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Adam Jack, on June 15, 2000, in San Francisco. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Sandler, LA 90, joined Pradium, an online marketplace and information resource for agricultural commodity trading, as vice president of product development. Industry participants Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Cenex Harvest States, DuPont, and Louis Dreyfus provided the first round of financing. Pradium relocated from Minneapolis to Annapolis, Md., at the end of 2000. E-mail: email@example.com.
Judi Sapero Tavill, FA 90, and her husband, Michael Tavill, LA 86, have a new baby boy, Samuel Alex, born May 28, 2000. Sam joins big brother, Jake, 4, to occupy the majority of Judi's time. As of Oct. 13, Judi officially retired as a fashion and textile designer and moved on to pursue the business of mommyhood and various personal artistic interests. Michael's pediatric E.N.T. surgical practice is going strong and so is his waterskiing. They live in Rumson, N.J. E-mail: JMJTavill@aol.com.
Steven Vahl, LA 90, married Andrea (Sodergren) Vahl, EN 92, in June 1999 in Denver. Steven is a developer with a software company, and Andrea is a systems engineer with Agilent Technologies. They bought a house in Denver. E-mail: Steven_Vahl@ultra2k.com or Andrea_Vahl@ultra2k.com.
Steven Wright, PT 90, PT 90, is still operating his private practice. He says, "Wish I could see y'all more often!"
Scott H. Cohn, BU 91, and his wife, Julie, are enjoying raising their son, Adam Robert, born on Aug. 19, 2000. They live in Chesterfield, Mo. Scott is a buyer for May Department Stores. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Geller, LA 91, married Greg Nigh on Oct. 15, 2000, in Portland, Ore. Lori is a student at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland and will graduate with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine in June 2001. Greg also is a student at NCNM. He will graduate in June 2001 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine as well as a master's in classical Chinese medicine. They plan to stay in the Portland area and open a practice. E-mail: email@example.com.
Staci Flaxman Katz, LA 91, and her husband, Joel, have moved back to New York, where Joel took a position as associate general counsel at Computer Associates. They will live in E. Northport, Long Island, where Staci plans to spend time with their 2-year-old son, Ben, while awaiting the birth of their second child.
Daphne Stein, LA 91, whose classmates may remember her as the questioner for Student Life's "Question of the Week," is a reporter at a mid-sized daily newspaper in New York's capital region. In March 2000, she won a statewide writing award for work done while at a weekly paper in Westchester County. Daphne sends special hellos to Dave Schwartz and Todd Levy and says, "Where are you guys? I miss you and have a lot to tell you both! Please get in touch with me." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer (Gladsky) Sterling, LA 91, and Craig Sterling, BU 91, are the proud parents of Julia Anabel, born May 18, 2000. Craig graduated with honors in May 2000 from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and is now an associate in corporate finance at UBS/Warburg in New York City.
Kathryn Parr Adams, LW 92, and her husband, Chris, became owners of Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, Va., where Chris is a licensed funeral director. Kathryn is a senior manager in the Compensation and Benefits Practice at KPMG, LLP. The couple expected their first child in February 2001.
Evan Friedel, LA 92, SW 94, and Erika Friedel, SW 92, have a son, Alexander Kendrick Friedel, born May 13, 2000. Evan is the community relations coordinator for the North Carolina Eye Bank in Winston-Salem. Erika is thrilled to be a stay-at-home mom for now. E-mail: email@example.com or erikaF@cheerful.com.
Tina (Mees) Jonas, PT 92, and Greg Jonas welcomed Maria Christina into their family on Aug. 14, 2000. Tina continues to work as a physical therapist at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and is involved in the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
Peter Kohan, LA 92, and his fiancée, Jennifer Coleman, are moving to the 'burbsWestfield, N.J., to be exact. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Miller, GR 92, has joined the Olin Library reference staff at WU. She serves as subject bibliographer for psychology and provides reference service in the social sciences, humanities, and general reference.
Philip Daniel (Dan) Newman, EN 92, EN 93, was hired as chief technology officer of IQrom Solutions, Inc., in Orlando, Fla.
Andrea Harbin Niehoff, LW 92, administrative judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in St. Louis, married Joseph Niehoff on Oct. 14, 2000. E-mail: email@example.com.
Laura Regan, BU 92, received her M.B.A. from DePaul University in June 2000. She works for UUNET, a WorldCom company, as a global client service manager in Chicago. She's lived in Chicago since 1998 and loves it, despite the cold winters! Laura hangs out with fellow alums Rebecca Parrilla, BU 92, and Molly Meng, BU 92, and occasionally sees other WU faces around town. She'd love to hear from other old friends: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Tanel, FA 92, and her husband, Paul LeLorier, have a son, Alexander Tanel LeLorier, born July 23, 2000. They live in London, Ontario, Canada, but will be moving back to the United States in summer 2001. E-mail: email@example.com.
David Williams, LA 92, and Laura Friedman Williams, LA 92, have a baby girl, Anabelle Rose, born March 30, 2000.
Brian Wyatt, LA 92, works for Proskauer Rose LLP as a mid-level associate in the health-care department, in New York City, handling transactions involving hospitals and other health-care providers, as well as health information-technology and health e-commerce issues. He lives with Brooke Squire, BU 90, in the East Village, and they enjoy the frequent company of their WU friends.
Greg Angstreich, LA 93, MD 97, HS 00, and Lisa Angstreich, LA 95, SW 97, welcomed their second daughter, Emily Hales, to the family in June 2000. Greg is a clinical instructor in medicine at the WU School of Medicine, and he will start a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in June 2001. Lisa has taken time off to raise Emily and her big sister, Madeline. Web site: www.angstreich.com.
Ivy Brown, LA 93, married Micah Buchdahl on July 2, 2000, in Philadelphia. Fellow classmates in attendance included Becka (Ritze) Mayr, BU 93, as matron of honor; Karen Bloom, LA 93, as bridesmaid; and guests Rachel Margolis, LA 93, Michael Erdman, BU 93, Stacey Garner, LA 93 (a marathon runner), and Jeff Tomaneng, BU 92 (who was recently married). Ivy works for Johnson & Johnson as marketing brand manager on Benecol, a cholesterol-lowering margarine-like spread. She would love to hear from fellow classmates. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Wardlow Hamelsky, LA 93, completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at Rutgers. She is working in clinical research at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She and her husband, Andrew Hamelsky, LA 91, live in Bergen County, N.J. Andrew is a partner in the law firm of Wright, Pindulic, and Hamelsky. The firm concentrates on life, health, and disability defense work, and is located in Paramus, N.J.
Jennifer Dietz Logeman, BU 93, and her husband, Scott, welcomed their son, Connor Scott Logeman, on May 10, 2000.
Kevan Mecklenburg, EN 93, married Jennifer Selzer on July 8, 2000, in Marengo, Ill.
Jason Mirikitani, BU 93, and his wife, Jill, had a baby girl, Abigail, in September 2000. Jason is executive director of Shiloh Summer Camp, a developing Christian camp for inner-city youth and their families in Oklahoma City.
Kristin Murphy, OT 93, married Daniel Murphy on May 27, 2000. Kristin is working as part of a pre-kindergarten diagnostic team for the Pinellas County School System in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Andrea Riezman, LA 93, and Lee Marshall, LA 93, LW 99, who were married July 1993, celebrated the birth of daughter Grace Rose in May 2000. They have returned to St. Louis, where Lee is employed at Bryan Cave.
Brian Stephenson, LA 93, graduated with a master's degree in arts administration from the business school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2000 and accepted a position in marketing and development at the Nashville Opera. He married Lynn Dzurek, a graduate student in immunology at Vanderbilt University, in November 2000.
Yen-Yee Tang, LA 93, LA 93, married Thomas Nydam on July 8, 2000, in Hartland, Vt. Cindy Cheng, LA 94, was the maid of honor. Yen-Yee received her PhD in biochemistry from Dartmouth College in September 2000 and works as a scientific adviser for Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, LLP, in Manhattan. Her husband is working as a clinical research associate for Immunomedics. E-mail: email@example.com.
Claudette Wallace-Boahin, SW 93, married David Boahin Agyekun on Aug. 28, 1998, in Jerusalem, Israel. They have a son, Mikhuel Kofi, born Oct. 20, 2000. They live in Portsmouth, R.I. E-mail: Micclaude@hotmail.com.
Karen (Rabinowitz) Blanchard, FA 94, and Jonathan Blanchard, GR 94, GR 97, moved to Chicago during the summer of 2000, where Karen continues her career as a graphic designer and Jonathan joined the intellectual property law firm of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa (Goldman) Kaplan, LA 94, and her husband, Brian, have a son, Jonathan Louis, born on Nov. 2, 2000. They live in Charlottesville, Va. E-mail: email@example.com.
Robert Alan Moellering, GB 94, joined Capital One Financial Corporation in Richmond, Va., as a group manager in Strategic Infrastructure, an internal consulting group.
Wendy Kay Myer, OT 94, is a full-time occupational therapist at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minn., working as a spine therapist. She was married Jan. 1, 2000.
Thomas D. Polucci, GA 94, was promoted to senior associate in the St. Louis office of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.
Jeffrey C. Showalter, LA 94, was promoted to vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Trenwith Securities, Inc., in Newport Beach, Calif. He completed his MBA degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 1999, is an avid surfer, and encourages old friends to contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nelida N. Sjak-Shie, MD 94, is still alive and well. She married Mohammed, a cardiologist, and they are hoping to start a family soon. She finished her hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles and is now junior faculty at Cedars-Sinai, working on a research project for which she won a fellowship. "LA is $$ but good fun and great weather. Hope everybody is well!"
Daniel J. Solove, LA 94, was appointed to a tenure-track professorship at Seton Hall Law School. He teaches privacy law, Internet law, criminal law, and law and literature. He lives in New York City.
Jeffrey T. Spoeri, LW 94, is enjoying life in Deland, Fla., where he is the associate director of development for Stetson University, with responsibility for the School of Business Administration. He also has done some guest lecturing in business law courses at Stetson. He and his wife, Kerri, were married Jan. 3, 1998, and have a son, Andrew Clayton Spoeri (named for the St. Louis suburb where Kerri and Jeffrey met), born Aug. 25, 1999.
Serifah Amit, EN 95, is married and has two sons. Her oldest is already 3 years old and the second is 3 months. She is working as a process engineer at Jacobs Protek Engineers, an oil and gas consultancy company, which is currently involved with offshore and onshore oil and gas production designs, mainly for Shell, Esso, and Petronas, in her home country of Malaysia. "To all my WU friends, Chemical Engineering Class of '95, please contact me." E-mail: email@example.com.
Jeff Baliff, LA 95, started attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine in August 2000, after working for four years at the Harvard School of Public Health on the health effects of air pollution. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Landau Brooks, LA 95, is the new regional director of youth and informal education for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. E-mail: email@example.com.
Helaine Denenberg, LA 95, and Jonathan Klawans celebrated their wedding on Aug. 13, 2000, in Philadelphia. It was a truly beautiful day. They live in Boston, where Helaine is a free-lance proofreader and Jonathan is an assistant professor of religion at Boston University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam T. Elegant, LA 95, is engaged to Rebecca Box of Denver. They live in San Francisco. Adam works in the Equities eCommerce Group at Goldman Sachs, and Rebecca is a high school English teacher at Redwood High School in Marin County. They plan to marry in summer 2001. E-mail: email@example.com.
Scott Jones, EN 95, says, "Hi, WU." He married his best friend and colleague Marjorie Ross. They adopted a beautiful baby girl from Angola; she reminds him of "The General." They are planning a large family. He is still in engineering but wants to get into the missionary work he misses. He still can't play golf-but he keeps trying. He was in the wedding of Hany Atallah, LA 94, and rekindled those WU bonds of friendship. Please call, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Lesser, LA 95, is completing a master's degree in teaching and biology at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, and editing his first collection of poems, Shut up and kiss me!, due out in August 2001.
Melinda Mersack, LA 95, married Mark Jacobs, LA 95, on Sept. 5, 1999. She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in June 2000 and serves as a rabbi at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Cleveland, Ohio.
Basharat H. Muneer, BU 95, married Uzma Mohsin, LA 97, on Aug. 6, 2000, in Chicago. Basharat graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in May 2000 and is doing a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Uzma is a third-year medical student at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Pieper, FA 95, married John White on Nov. 11, 2000. Jami Greenfield, BU 95, was one of the bridesmaids. Other WU classmates who attended the wedding: Monica Rosenthal, LA 95, Debbie Gerdes, LA 95, Scott Irvin, LA 95, and Rebekah Viloria, LA 95. Katie is the youth director at a Presbyterian church in Tampa, Fla. They have two dogs and a house.
Mark Pottinger, LA 95, is in a PhD program in musicology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Besides being a full-time student and editor at RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, he is the (part-time) professor of music history at Manhattan College.
Deborah Sklar, LA 95, says, "I moved to Israel after graduation and haven't looked back since. Things are crazy over here, but I can say there is never a dull moment."
Elisa Vinson, LA 95, SW 98, is a research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. E-mail: email@example.com.
Mindy Charski, LA 96, is a senior writer for Interactive Week, working out of Atlanta. She plans to marry Jeff Rosenfeld in June. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troy DeMuth, LW 96, was named a partner in the law firm of Howard & Helmers, PLC, in Louisville, Ky. He concentrates his practice in family law and personal injury, and is a certified mediator.
Amber Hallock, LA 96, and Jeremy Ackerman, EN 96, EN 96, were married in Sausalito, Calif., on June 25, 2000. Both are living in Chapel Hill, N.C., and are attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina.
Amy Clugh, LA 97, married Robert Dircks, BU 98, on March 25, 2000, in Kansas City. Amy works as an internal wholesaler for Aegon Financial Services Group. Robert is a business planning associate for General Mills. They live in Minneapolis.
Alicia Schnell, LA 97, received the Bettie Schroth Johnson Management Scholarship from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time student who has made a commitment to work with underserved populations.
Sandhya B. Shenai, GB 97, and Ananth got married right after school. They moved to Chicago for 2-1/2 years because Sandhya got a job with Lucent Technologies. Then they moved back to Cincinnati and bought a home there. Sandhya is a telecommuter now, still with Lucent, and Ananth continues to travel in his job with Andersen Consulting.
Lucy Tan, LA 97, is in her last year at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Doug Antholz, EN 98, joined the St. Louis office of EQE International as a lead engineer. He is working on several large structural engineering projects in the central United States, including major expansion projects for BJC Hospital in St. Peters, Mo., and Moberly Community College in Moberly, Mo. He is a graduate of both Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and WU, with degrees in both civil engineering and physics.
Rebecca E. Apperson, LA 98, recently became engaged to Scott McClure; the two plan to marry in July 2001.
David Feltes. LA 98, was promoted to managing director of Marquette Partners, a currency trading firm in London, England. He joined the firm's Chicago office in 1994 as a foreign currency trader.
Matthew Latacha, LA 98, and Kimberly Eastep plan to marry in June 2001 in Omaha, Neb. Matthew is a third-year medical student, and Kimberly is a third-year doctoral student, both at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Robert D. Long, GR 98, began a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at Eastern New Mexico University in fall 2000.
Laura B. Lozano Palacios, LA 98, is finishing a master's degree in public health (MPH) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Becky (Harding) Szalaj, LA 98, married Aaron Szalaj on Sept. 16, 2000, in Indianapolis. They are living in Denver, where she works for Standard & Poor's Institutional Market Services and Aaron is an electrical engineer at Washington Group International.
Sumner Charles, LA 99, is "happy to be out of school living in the 'real world.'" He and his wife, Cindy, had twin boys, Brian and Luke. He is leading an Outward Bound trip to Madagascar in summer 2001.
Amanda J. Heidemann, MD 99, and her husband, Mitch, celebrated the birth of their son, Adam Christopher Johnson, on Aug. 7, 2000. Amanda is in her second year of residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
Matthew Lakenbach, LA 99, moved to Salt Lake City, where, when not skiing, he is working as an associate editor for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
James E. McCleish, SI 99, was promoted to an associate of Horner & Shifrin, Inc., Engineers/ Architects/Planners, in St. Louis.
Valencia McLaurin, SW 99, is employed as a clinical social worker at Southpointe Hospital in St. Louis on the women's dual-diagnosis unit. She is proud to announce that she received the employee of the month award for June 2000.
Ryan Modde, LA 99, is attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He plans to complete a five-month externship in New Zealand by the end of March and graduate in November 2001. E-mail: email@example.com.
Christina Stojanov, FA 99, is working as an assistant designer at Ralph Lauren in the Men's Purple Label Division in New York City, and she loves it. She'd also like to hear from any WU alums. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanvi Tripathi, SW 99, married her fiancé of two years, Roopak Desai, on Dec. 11, 2000, and they are very happy. She is working in New York as a program coordinator for South Asian women who have experienced domestic violence. Roopak is a software engineer. Tanvi misses WU and St. Louis. They spent beautiful evenings on the WU campus when Roopak used to visit from Chicago, and they have wonderful memories. Tanvi thanks WU and all her friends at GWB. She would welcome anyone visiting the New York-New Jersey area to come stay with them. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.sakhi.com.
David K. Blatt, GB 00, became vice president of Asynchrony Solutions in St. Louis, a leading IT consulting firm specializing in custom application development, middleware and Web connectivity, legacy system integration, and wireless application design.
Donald Fendler, GB 00, is part of a team launching a new Internet company, Campusdog.com. The Web site debuted nationwide to 1,300 college campuses in August 2000 and will provide college students with localized information on everything outside of the classroom, such as music, movies, television, sports, and dining. Donald serves as vice president of finance.
Thomas M. Fisher, LW 00, joined the Patent, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Law Department of Armstrong, Teasdale LLP in St. Louis.
Margaret Grayson, AR 00, is pursuing her master's degree in architecture at the University of Colorado.
Helen (McFarland) MacDonald, LA 24; 9/00.
Willda (Van Gieson) Landon, LA 30; 10/00.
Robert R. Anschuetz, MD 40; 11/00.
Doris A. Hoffman, UC 60; 12/00.
Don E. Zerban, UC 70; 11/00.
Warren Theodore Brinckwirth, SW 83; 11/00.
Mark E. Walker, LA 91; 10/00.
David E. Belmont
David Eugene Belmont, associate professor of classics in Arts & Sciences, died November 17, 2000, of complications from cancer. He was 63.
Belmont came to the classics department as an instructor in 1962. He became an associate professor in 1968 and taught until his death. He also served as department chair from 1969 to 1978.
"He was very dedicated to what he was doing," says George M. Pepe, associate professor of classics. "He had a love especially of Homer and Virgil, and he wanted to enable the students to read both authors and feel what he did for them in an intelligent way, understanding the poems and the language."
He is survived by his brother, James Belmont, of Las Vegas. His longtime partner, Herbert E. Metz, also a professor at the University, died in 1998.
Nathan W. Eakin
Nathan Walker Eakin, a retired music librarian at Washington University, died of cancer September 25, 2000. He was 68.
Eakin served some 38 years at Gaylord Music Library until he retired June 30, 2000. He became known for his music necrology file, which contains obituaries of contemporary musicians. In the mid-1990s, he and colleague Paul Hahn transformed this file from a card catalog to a Web site on the Gaylord Library home page. He also served as necrology editor for Notes, the journal of the Music Library Association.
Eakin served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before graduating from the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences in 1961. He joined the staff of Gaylord Library the following year.
Eakin also served as organist for 44 years at various churches. A longtime member of the American Guild of Organists, he was honored in May 2000 by the group's St. Louis chapter as Educator of the Year. He was also active with the Friends of Music, a group at the University that supports the music program and music education.
Eakin is survived by his wife of 26 years, Carolyn Eakin, assistant superintendent of the Parkway School District.
Eugene I. Johnson
Eugene I. Johnson, a World War II veteran and educator who served as a faculty member at Washington University for seven years, died October 3, 2000, in his Kerrville, Texas, home. He was 87.
Johnson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Davis Johnson, and a son, Evans Carlson Johnson, both of Kerrville, Texas; three grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Swenson, of Woodbury, Minn.
Helen "Wiz" Frick Jones
Helen "Wiz" Frick Jones, who served as librarian at Washington University's Art and Architecture Library from 1957 to 1967, died October 18, 2000, of Shy-Drager syndrome, a neurological disease. She was 74.
Jones was an artist whose sculpture and drawings have been exhibited locally at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Martin Schweig Gallery, and nationally at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in New York, as well as at galleries in Cincinnati and St. Paul, Minn.
Jones is survived by a daughter, Brandyn Jones, of St. Louis, and a brother, Edward Frick, of Tacoma, Wash.
George C.W. Meyer, Sr.
George C.W. Meyer, Sr., a retired machinist for the School of Medicine, died September 8, 2000, in Columbia, Ill. He was 75.
Meyer joined the University in 1965 as a machinist in the medical school's facilities department. He was named shop superintendent in 1972. He retired in 1987 after 22 years of service.
Norman G. Moore
Norman G. Moore, a longtime hospital architectural consultant living in San Francisco, died November 20, 2000. He was 90.
Moore graduated from Washington University in 1933 with a degree in architecture. He and his late sister, Ruth Moore Garbe, also a graduate of Wahsington U., established the first endowed professorship in the School of Architecture in 1986. Four years later, they established a second chair for a visiting professorship in architecture. Since then, Moore had been extremely generous to the School in many other ways.
"Besides being a truly outstanding architect and alumnus, and a great friend, Norman was also a tremendous role model for architects and students alike. They loved to visit with him whenever he returned to campus," says Cynthia Weese, dean of the School of Architecture.
Moore received a Distinguished Alumni Award and the Robert S. Brookings Alumni Award from the University, and the Dean's Medal from the architecture school. He was a member of the University's San Francisco Regional Campaign Committee.
Moore moved to San Francisco in the early 1950s. In 1953, he began a private practice in hospital planning and design that lasted a quater of a century. Approximately 40 hospitals from his plans can be found in California, Nevada, and Hawaii, including San Francisco General and Veterans Memorial Hospital.
He was a pioneer both in hospital design and construction standards. During the Depression, he began his career as an architect for government agencies, beginning with the National Park Service and the Missouri World's Fair Commission, then for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy.
As an architect for the U.S. Public Health Service's Division of Hospital Facilities at the time when Congress passed the benchmark Hill-Burton Hospital Constructions Act after World War II, Moore found himself in the largest program of hospital construction in U.S. history.
In 1996, Moore married Doretha Stuart, a retired hospital executive. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepsons, Jerry Drobny, of Sacramento, Calif., and Ralph Stuart of Hollywood, Calif.; and two stepgrandsons, Jerry Drobny, Jr., of El Cerrito, Calif., and Bill Drobney of El Sobrante, Calif.
Alexander Sytnik, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, died October 25, 2000. He was 37.
Sytnik, known to his friends and co-workers as "Sasha," arrived on campus last summer, and was embarking on the next phase of a career as a scientist specializing in the use of fluorescence techniques to study the properties of macro-molecules.
"Sasha was a promising young scientist in a newly developing and exciting scientific field," says Carl Frieden, professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. "Even in the short time he was here, many of us came to depend on his expertise and were looking forward to developing collaborative interactions with him. We are all truly devastated by this loss."
Before his appointment at the School of Medicine, Sytnik had been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania for four years and had also managed the Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory at Florida State University's Institute of Molecular Biophysics.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria Roussakova, and 13-year-old daughter, Svetlana Sytnik.
In our continued effort to report obituary information more accurately, we have learned of an erroneous obituary listing in a previous magazine: We are happy to report that Jerone H. Sigmund, Jr., EN 87, is very much alive and well. We truly regret the error.