CLASSMATES — Spring 2008
   

 

In Memoriam
1920s
Charles P. Muldoon, LW 28; Oct. ’07
Georgia (Schoenthaler) Shield, LA 28; Oct. ’07
George T. Atkins, EN 29; March ’05
Homer A. Brethauer, DE 29; Oct. ’07
Abraham E. Margolin, LW 29; Nov. ’07
1930s
Marian A. (Freund) Rothschild, LA 30; Oct. ’07
Howard R. Buermann, LA 31; Oct. ’07
Robert J. Adler, BU 32, GB 33; Nov. ’07
Sara L. Chelist, SW 32; Nov. ’07
Charles H. Craver, Jr., LA 33; Oct. ’07
Gordon E. Graber, BU 33; Nov. ’07
Dorothy L. (Nesbit) Brickhouse, SW 34; April ’05
Katherine M. Buell, GR 35; July ’07
Elsie (Gollub) Hearst, SW 35; Oct. ’07
Mary E. (Behymer) Boecker, SW 36; Oct. ’07
Elizabeth (Mansfield) Depew, LA 36; Oct. ’07
Franklin R. Paley, EN 36; Oct. ’07
Kermit J. Buckley, LA 37; Nov. ’07
George Krugman, DE 37; Nov. ’07
Helen Monypenny, LA 37; March ’06
Herman T. Blumenthal, GR 38, MD 42; Nov. ’07
Helen Broida, UC 38; Nov. ’07
Dorothy J. (Brigham) Buettner, LA 38; Oct. ’07
Ruth (Kennedy) McCarty, NU 38; Nov. ’07
Alvin M. Extein, LA 39, LW 42; Oct. ’07
1940s
Tedford P. Lewis, BU 40, GR 46; Nov. ’07
Robert L. Lloyd, LA 40, BU 48; Nov. ’07
Kenneth C. Marshall, DE 40; Oct. ’07
Gerald F. Bailey, BU 41; Nov. ’07
Ida May (Griffard) Boyd, NU 41; Nov. ’07
Marie J. Gonzalez, LA 41, GR 43; Oct. ’07
Thomas S. Jackson, MD 41; July ’07
Raymond A. Pepping, EN 41, SI 42; Sept. ’07
Hiraku Ishida, MD 42; Dec. ’06
Jacqueline J. (Davis) Morris, LA 42; Oct. ’07
Elizabeth H. (Goetsch) Wilson, UC 42; July ’07
Gale N. Yemm, LA 42; Nov. ’07
Earl I. Beitch, EN 43; Nov. ’06
William L. Caton, Jr., MD 43; Feb. ’07
John M. Longmire, Sr., LA 43; Oct. ’07
Mary L. (Guthrie) Phillips, NU 43; Jan. ’07
Raymond J. Stratmeyer, EN 44, SI 54; Nov. ’07
Letha (Polster) Hardin, NU 45; Oct. ’07
Hallie I. (Rogers) Jefferson, NU 45; Nov. ’07
Jack W. Alexander, MD 47; Oct. ’07
Jack A. Gregory, Jr., MD 47; Nov. ’07
Muriel J. (Simon) Horowit, LA 47; Oct. ’07
Kennard H. Morganstern, LA 47, GR 48, GR 51; Nov. ’07
Jack W. Newport, MD 47; Aug. ’07
Stanley P. Schlesinger, BU 47; Nov. ’07
Alfred J. Spiry, Sr., LA 47; June ’07
Jack M. Chasnoff, LW 48; Oct. ’07
Richard E. Goyer, Jr., BU 48; Nov. ’07
William C. Hearst, EN 48; Nov. ’07
Lorraine Spruth, NU 48; May ’07
Elizabeth J. (Quigley) Boyne, LA 49; July ’07
Joseph K. Kelley, LA 49; Dec. ’07
Russell C. Lehr, BU 49; Dec. ’07
Joseph A. Murphy, LA 49, LW 51; Oct. ’07
H. Price Roark, EN 49, SI 53; Sept. ’07
Harold J. Sargent, MD 49; Oct. ’07
Roberta (Heller) Strain, FA 49; Oct. ’07
Stanley J. Young, BU 49; March ’07
1950s
J. Michael Hadley, LA 50; Dec. ’07
John L. Hayward, BU 50, LW 53; Dec. ’07
Jacqueline “Jackie” (Sneed) Moyer, FA 50; Nov. ’07
Gerold L. Parnas, LA 50; Dec. ’07
Earl F. Quist, GR 50; Nov. ’07
Gloria J. (Wetzel) Troendle, MD 50; Sept. ’07
Helen Zahniser-Snyder, SW 50; May ’07
Warren B. Detering, UC 51, GR 57; Oct. ’07
John W. Doll, EN 51; Nov. ’07
Marie (Oberkramer) Hunter, UC 51, GR 72; Nov. ’07
Howard F. Martin, GR 51, MD 54; Sept. ’07
Emilia Valenti, LA 51; Dec. ’07
Richard F. Ault, GR 52; July ’07
Katherine C. (Klauber) Goldblatt, LA 52; Sept. ’07
Jeremy G. Kurtz, BU 52; Nov. ’07
Louis C. Merrill, DE 52; Aug. ’07
Duane Waggoner, DE 52; Sept. ’07
Earl B. Wilburn, LW 52; Nov. ’07
Robert L. Baker, BU 53; Oct. ’07
Richard P. Bowles, MD 53; Aug. ’07
Lester A. Crancer, Jr., BU 53; Nov. ’07
Allen B. Crawford, GR 53; Aug. ’07
Theodore Scott, SW 53; May ’05
Carroll W. Simms, Jr., UC 53; Oct. ’07
William W. Simms, BU 53; Oct. ’04
Oscar E. von Rohr, Jr., EN 53, SI 56; Oct. ’07
Jacklyn “Jacki” (Secrest) Haas, LA 54; Aug. ’07
Woodrow A. Hill, UC 54; Sept. ’07
Madhu Jadvani, EN 54; Oct. ’07
Myles K. Mandell, BU 54; Oct. ’07
Loretta J. (Mihlfeld) Danforth, NU 55; Oct. ’07
Jules A. Kernen, MD 55; Oct. ’07
George R. Wenzinger, LA 55; Nov. ’07
Alvin L. Nickel, MD 56; July ’07
Sara T. Marshall, GR 57; Sept. ’07
Kirk R. Richtmeyer, UC 57; Sept. ’07
Elizabeth A. Stoddard, MD 57; Oct. ’07
Barbara K. (Tischer) Barr, LA 58; Jan. ’07
Lyle Munneke, MD 59; Nov. ’07
Robert G. Vollmer, EN 59; Oct. ’07
1960s
Mildred (Kovacevich) Klockenkemper, LA 60; Sept. ’07
Phillip E. Winter, MD 60; Aug. ’07
Maido Kari, GB 61, LA 61; July ’07
Fransiska (Lee) Brigham, LA 62, MD 66, HS 71; Nov. ’07
Samuel A. Canaan, Jr., HS 62; Oct. ’07
Terrence J. Homyk, EN 62; Oct. ’07
Ruth (Houckage) Lucas, GR 62, GR 71; Oct. ’07
James L. Benson, UC 63; Oct. ’07
Stanley H. Chorlins, LW 63; March ’06
Bonnie (Cassett) Fisher, LA 63; Nov. ’07
Patricia J. (Hazelwood) Stanick, GR 63; Nov. ’07
Arthur G. Bignall, GR 64; Sept. ’07
James F. Kane, GB 64; June ’07
Marleta M. McCleary, GR 64; Oct. ’07
Joseph H. Chaney, SI 65; Sept. ’06
Thomas S. Rathmell, EN 65; Oct. ’07
Dennis L. Silverstein, FA 66; Dec. ’07
1970s
Anita (Younger) Dixon, LA 70; Sept. ’07
William H. Micheels, UC 70; Nov. ’07
Mariann Nowack, GF 72; Oct. ’05
Carl L. Sengheiser, UC 75; Nov. ’07
Maxine (Brannan) Leahy, GR 77; Nov. ’07
Mark S. O’Brien, LA 77, GB 80; Nov. ’07
Stuart L. Oelbaum, LW 77; Oct. ’07
Robert A. Watson, EN 79, SI 90; April ’07
1980s
Laura Miller-Teasley, GR 82; Oct. ’07
Beverly J. (Lingenfelter) Imler, TI 84; Dec. ’07
Dorothy (Browne) Kane, LA 84; Nov. ’07
Henrietta (Liese) Meier, UC 85, GR 90; Nov. ’07
1990s
Katsuhiko Tamura, EN 97; Oct. ’07
2000s
Robyn M. Rimmer, LW 03; Oct. ’07
Sheevan Sherphard, SW 03; June ’07


In Remembrance
Herman T. Blumenthal, G.R. ’38, M.D. ’42, a leading gerontologist and a founder of the Gerontological Society of America, died Monday, November 5, 2007. He was 94.

After graduating from Washington University, Blumenthal taught at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and later headed the Pathology Laboratory at Jewish Hospital. He also taught in WUSTL’s Department of Psychology.

In the St. Louis medical community, Blumenthal was widely admired for his skills as a pathologist, and he was nationally and internationally known for his work as a researcher.

Blumenthal was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleonore Gottlieb Blumenthal, in 1972. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Phillips, of St. Louis; sons, Daniel Blumenthal of Atlanta, Fred Blumenthal of St. Louis, and Edward “Ned” Blumenthal of Paris; daughter, Shana Blumenthal, of St. Louis; sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Timins, of Hamilton, New Jersey; and four grandchildren.

Samuel A. Canaan, Jr., H.S. ’62, a longtime ophthalmologist and one of the first African-American retinal surgeons, died Friday, October 19, 2007. He was 85.

Born in St. Louis, Canaan earned a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He completed his post-residency training at Harvard Medical School. He was the first African-American to receive a fellowship for training in retinal surgery at Barnes Hospital.

In 1963, Canaan began his St. Louis private practice, Eye Associates, which continues today. He was assistant professor emeritus of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine.

Canaan is survived by his wife, Earciel Canaan, of St. Louis; daughters, Donzella Jordan and Samantha Canaan, both of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.

Arthur Kornberg, former chair of microbiology at the School of Medicine and a Nobel Prize winner, died Friday, October 26, 2007. He was 89.

Kornberg chaired the Department of Microbiology from 1952–1959 and shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with former School of Medicine colleague Severo Ochoa for their work in the discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of DNA and RNA.

He left Washington University in 1959 for Stanford University, where he finished his career and ran a lab.

Kornberg is survived by his wife, Carolyn Frey Dixon Kornberg, of Stanford, California; sons, Roger, Thomas, and Kenneth; and eight grandchildren.

Abraham E. Margolin, L.W. ’29, an attorney with a law career that spanned more than seven decades, died Saturday, November 17, 2007. He was 100.

After graduating from Washington University, Margolin served as founder and senior partner of the law firm, Margolin & Kirwan. He then went on to join the law firm of Lathrop & Gage as a senior partner.

He established two endowed scholarships at Washington University School of Law, the Abraham E. Margolin Scholarship and the Abraham and Florence Margolin Scholarship.

Margolin was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Solow Margolin, in 1993. He is survived by his sons, Robert J. (Dorothy) Margolin of Virginia and James S. (Susan) Margolin of Kansas City; daughter, Judith Margolin, of Kansas City; sister, Rosalie Kars; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Kenneth C. Marshall, D.E. ’40, founding chairman of the Saint Louis University School of Orthodontics, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007. He was 90.

Marshall earned a dental degree from Washington University and a graduate degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan.

At the age of 30, Marshall was named the first chair of the Saint Louis University School of Orthodontics.

Marshall also maintained a private practice in St. Louis County for 40 years, completing over 10,000 cases.

He received distinguished alumni awards from Washington University and the University of Michigan.

Marshall was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Crider Marshall, in 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Thirza (Jim) Shupe and Christy Marshall (Michael Gans); son, Jay (Sue) Marshall; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Tom R. Miller, professor of radiology and of biomedical engineering, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007. He was 63.

Miller was a professor and researcher in the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine for nearly 31 years. His research focused on tumor imaging by PET scan for cervical cancer and prostate cancer. He was the author of more than 85 published papers and the recipient of multiple grants.

He received the Society of Nuclear Medicine Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 2007 for his exemplary leadership and significant contributions to the molecular imaging and nuclear medicine community throughout his career.
Miller is survived by his wife, Karen Miller; daughter, Michelle Miller-Thomas, a clinical fellow in the Division of Neuroradiology at the School of Medicine; son, Daniel; and brother, Max.

Gloria W. Troendle, M.D. ’50, an assistant division director at the Food and Drug Administration, died Sunday, September 23, 2007. She was 82.

Troendle earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and interned at City Hospital of St. Louis. She had a residency at Children’s Hospital of St. Louis.
After raising her children, Troendle joined her husband’s pediatric practice for several years and then volunteered for a research position at the National Institutes of Health.

She joined the FDA in 1976 in its Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Division and worked for the agency for 24 years. Troendle became a supervisory medical officer in 1982 and served as deputy director of the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Division until her retirement in 1999.

Troendle is survived by her husband of 55 years, Francis Troendle; sons, George, Frederick, August, and James; daughters, Lina, Hazel, and Linda; two sisters; and 11 grandchildren.

Jane Loevinger Weissman, the William R. Stuckenberg Professor Emerita of Human Values in Arts & Sciences, died Friday, January 4, 2008. She was 89.

Working under her maiden name of Loevinger, Weissman earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She authored many books and articles on ego development. After working in various research positions around St. Louis, she was offered a full professorship at Washington University.

She was one of the first in psychological research to focus on women as a demographic. Weissman received numerous honors, including a Lifetime Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association and an honorary degree in 1994 from Washington University.

Weissman was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Weissman, and her daughter, Judith Weissman. She is survived by her son, Michael Weissman, and two grandchildren.

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40s
Bud Barbee, Jr., LA 40, GR 49, resides in Tiverton, R.I., after retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years as a pilot. Having been stationed all over the world, Barbee published a memoir of his life in 2007, titled Three Wars—But Not a Hero.
Orley R. Bourland, Jr., EN 49, and his wife, Peg, continue to enjoy good health, traveling to visit the children and grandchildren, and a wide variety of volunteer activities in Maryland. Their grandson, Andrew W. Rinne, is attending the School of Medicine at Washington University.

50s
Barbara Mary (Lay) Johnson, BU 50, will go on a book tour by train in April 2008 for her fifth book, A Spirited Escape: Wilderness Empathy Teaches Response to Sociopathic Vendetta. Her tour will travel from Bellingham, Wash., to her former home base in St. Louis, with stops at Portland; Monterey and Oceanside, Calif.; Tempe, Ariz.; and Oklahoma City. Barbara looks forward to seeing old friends and former neighbors during her stop in St. Louis. Her book, a work of creative nonfiction, begins with descriptions of serious clashes with a sociopathic neighbor who unwillingly shares the easement that is the only access to Johnson’s California ranch where she and her husband, Ted Johnson, SI 62, reside.
Byron Roe, LA 54, was a participant in a particle physics experiment that was named by the American Physical Society as one of the 10 most important physics results of 2007. The experiment is the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab in Illinois that searched for evidence of the tiny neutral particles (neutrinos) changing from one kind to another (neutrino oscillation).
Luis Glaser, GR 56, was named the 2007 Outstanding American by Choice by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Glaser, a native of Vienna, Austria, was professor and chair of the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University. He is now professor of biology and special assistant to the president at the University of Miami. He is the author of more than 180 articles in major scientific journals. His memberships in societies include Sigma Xi, the American Society of Biological Chemists, the American Chemical Society of Microbiology, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Society for Neuroscience, and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. Glaser has also served as editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Cell Biology.
Ben Hilliker, BU 59, chairman of the board and CEO of Hilliker Corporation, was honored as realtor of the year by the St. Louis Association of Realtors Commerical Division.

60s
Joan Dillon, BU 63, LW 66, was listed in the August 2007 edition of World Trademark Review as one of 20 attorneys named “trademark experts’ experts.” Dillon was the only sole practitioner to have made the list. She has been named, for 13 consecutive years, in Best Lawyers in America as an expert in intellectual property law.
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg, LA 66, was honored at the First Athena Awards luncheon for her community service in the St. Louis area.
Eugene B. Redmond, GR 66, was honored in November 2007 at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis for his life and legacy as poet laureate of East St. Louis. Redmond, a retired Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville English professor, has been poet laureate of East St. Louis since 1976.
Michael S. Sherry, LA 67, is the Richard W. Leopold Professor of History at Northwestern University. His most recent book is Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy.
William Siedhoff, UC 68, SW 73, received the 2007 Civic Impact Award from the Center for Women in Transition for his work assisting ex-offenders. He is director of the Department of Human Services for the City of St. Louis and serves on the statewide steering committee of the Missouri Re-Entry Project of the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Richard C. Ward, GA 68, GB 91, is vice president of Zimmer Real Estate Services and a member of its development management group. He will also be managing principal of the firm’s new St. Louis office.
Joan L. Griffin, LA 69, is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at California Lutheran University.

70s
Robert W. Axsom, UC 70, UC 71, UC 76, and his wife, Jeanine, flew in five cross-country air races in 2007 and won the RV Blue Class. They fly the RV-6A airplane built while Robert worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Barry Krakow, LA 71, has published a book, titled Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping Through the Night, about his seven-step program that targets the mental, emotional, and physical causes of insomnia to improve the quality of sleep.
James J. “Jim” Marx, EN 71, and his wife, Cynthia F. Marx, LA 71, have moved to Trinidad, West Indies, for Jim’s Earth Tech-Trinidad assignment to design new water treatment facilities on the island. The couple has previously lived on Barbados.
Charles S. Elbert, LA 72, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 for labor and employment law. He is a partner and member of the management committee in the law firm of Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP.
Michael G. Goldstein, GL 72, is the senior vice president and counsel of Newport Group, Inc. in Newport Beach, Calif. He was featured on the cover of the July 2007 issue of Employee Benefit Adviser magazine. In the article, Goldstein shared Newport’s view on why the need for non-qualified benefits plans will continue to grow, as participants “are going to need more than just a 401(k) and Social Security.” The article also highlights Newport’s commitment to developing creative, effective solutions for all of its partners. Newport Group, Inc. is a nationally based executive and employee benefits organization providing services to public and large privately held corporations.
Gail Milissa Grant, LA 72, lives in Rome, Italy, with her husband, Gaetano Castelli. Grant is a freelance writer and public speaker. She is writing a book on black St. Louis in the first half of the 20th century, scheduled for publication by the Missouri Historical Society in November 2008. Castelli is considered Italy’s premier TV set designer, and he also does the sets for the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Jerry Bernstein, LA 73, retired as a prosecutor from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona and was appointed to the bench as a Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner. His son, Ari, was married in June in Phoenix.
Theodore J. Grellner, LA 73, graduated from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Dentistry and joined the U.S. Air Force to “see the world.” After retiring from the Reserves, Grellner now has a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Tampa. He also has run in six marathons, played in a local symphony, and taken a few multi-sport adventure vacations.
The Hon. Richard B. Teitelman, LW 73, Missouri Supreme Court justice, was appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, the ABA’s Appellate Judicial Network Steering Committee, the ABA’s Judicial Division Standing Committee on Minorities in the Judiciary, and the American Judicature Society’s Program Committee.
John Cleary, GF 74, had his work exhibited at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. The exhibit, titled John R. Cleary: Retrospective: Ideas and Images, spans his entire career as an artist and displays about 150 works, including paintings, watercolors, pastels, drawings in pencil, ink, mixed media, and sculptures.
Robert D. Gross, LA 74, was elected president of the Children’s Eye Foundation and is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Dallas. He is married to Maya Leibman and has a son, Perry Jordan.
Donald R. Morin, LA 74, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys. He is serving as president of the Charlottesville-Ablemarle Bar Association for 2007–2008. Morin’s law firm, Morin & Barkley, LLP just completed its 13th year.
Barry Tilson, FA 74, won four awards in the 2007 American Graphic Design Awards competition. This is the seventh year in a row that Tilson has been recognized by this annual national design competition. Tilson is the president of Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc. in St. Louis.
Constance Barsky, GR 75, was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Granville, Ohio, Village Council. Barsky, the first female Ph.D. graduating from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, has resided in Granville with her husband, Steven Katz, LA 70, GR 71, since 1977. She is the science initiatives administrator for the Ohio Department of Education.
Barbara J. Dunn, FA 75, is the principal of Gensler, a commercial interior design firm based in San Francisco. The firm was ranked number one in L.A. County in 2006.
Laura (House) Herring, GR 75, is the president/owner of the IMPACT Group in St. Louis. The IMPACT Group, which specializes in outplacement and relocation transition solutions, began in 1988 as a one-woman company and now has 150 employees and more than 300 contractors. Herring’s husband, J. Michael Herring, GR 74, and daughter, Lauren Herring, GB 07, have helped the IMPACT Group grow to include 22 hub locations worldwide. The company received the 2007 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award. This award recognizes 50 companies for significant contributions to the St. Louis region.
Russell A. Berman, GR 76, GR 79, recently published Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture, a book about the role of literature in history. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, where he holds appointments in the departments of German studies and comparative literature.
Gregory Palermo, GA 76, received the Educator Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Palermo is professor and associate chair for undergraduate education in the Iowa State University architecture department.
Jordan B. Fishman, LA 78, is the president and CEO of 21st Century Biochemicals, a manufacturer of biochemicals for life science research. He and his wife, Clare, have been married more than 20 years. Their son, Mark, is attending prep school in Massachusetts.
Bruce D. Friedman, SW 78, is professor and director of the Social Work Program at California State University, Bakersfield. He is working on a book, titled How to Teach Effectively.
Robert C. Kautz, LA 78, has been listed in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America under the specialty of tax law. Kautz is a shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer, P.A. in Woodbridge, N.J.
John Kotovsky, BU 78, is president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) in St. Louis. LSS is one of the nation’s 20 largest not-for-profit long-term care networks for older adults. Kotovsky, his wife, Elaine, and their three sons reside in Kirkwood, Mo.
William R. Brown, GB 79, is a principal in a government relations and public affairs consulting practice with offices in Sacramento, Calif., and Austin, Texas. His daughter, Genevieve Zi Brown, is a freshman at the University of California-Irvine, double majoring in economics and Japanese/East Asian studies, and she’s on the varsity squad for the university’s rowing team.
Jonathan R. Mendelson, LA 79, is enjoying his 27th year in the financial planning field, catering to private clients in Manhattan and nationwide. He and his wife, Louise Black, have a daughter, Charlotte, 3.

80s
William D. Brown, GF 80, and Emily E. Eifert were married on July 30, 2007, in Wilmington, Del. Brown has been the Illustration Department Chair since 1999 at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. He exhibited recent work in Phillustration ’07 at the Philadelphia Sketch Club and in the Faculty Triennial Exhibition at the Galleries of Moore College of Art and Design.
John L. Hammond, Jr., EN 80, LA 80, is the plastics industry and market manager for the Baker Petrolite Corporation. He and his wife, Betty, reside in League City, Texas, where his two married children and four grandchildren also live.
Donald R. Lassman, LA 80, is co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section. He also has a private practice in Needham, Mass.
Tod Erickson, GB 81, has served as chief executive officer of West Suburban Health Plan in River Forest, Ill., since 1997. Prior to that, he was CEO of Lake Physician Health Organization in Baton Rouge; president of Preference Health Plan, Inc. in Davenport, Iowa; and senior vice president of managed care at Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. He recently completed a four-year term as an elected director of Palos Community School District 118 school board and as a board member of the Oak Park-River Forest YMCA. His son, Trevor, is a freshman in WUSTL’s International Leadership Program and is also a member of the Bears baseball team. Tod and his wife, Deborah, will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 2008 and currently reside in Palos Park, Ill.
Betsy (Leib) Ragowsky, SW 81, is an account manager at Value Options, a behavioral health company in Wixon, Mich. She and her husband, Arik, enjoy traveling and their new home.
Paula A. White, GB 81, is opening up a new division of Paula A. White, CPA in the north San Diego area. The primary focus will be QuickBooks consulting.
Susan “Susie” (Spitzer) Kinsella, GB 83, is co-owner of Kirkwood Knittery (kirkwoodknittery.com) in St. Louis. The shop opened in November 2006 and caters to knitters of all skill levels. It features yarns unique to the St. Louis marketplace, private label patterns, classes, and a lively atmosphere.
David D. Levine, LA 83, has retired and is spending his time traveling and writing. His first novel is under consideration, and he is working on his second novel. Visit BentoPress.com or davidlevine.livejournal.com for more information.
Dan Lohmeyer, GB 83, was named principal and member of the board of directors of MatchMD, Inc., an Internet-based text messaging and paging service for hospitals and large physician practices. Dan also serves as chief operating officer for the company.
Joy M. (Tiley) Pierce, GR 83, works to promote classical music in St. Louis by working for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Symphony. She also provides classical music CDs to nursing home patients.
Anne Pomerantz, LA 83, is regional attorney in the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) regional office in Seattle. The NLRB investigates and remedies unfair labor practices and conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation.
Susan “Susie” (Fletcher) Smith, BU 83, was named one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch” by U.S. Banker Magazine. Smith is senior executive vice president and chief operating officer at Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock.
Enrique “Rick” Torres, LA 83, and his wife, Michele (Vialonga) Torres, LA 82, have five children, ages 24, 21, 18, 16, and 9. E-mail: ertorres@optonline.net
C. Edward Brown, HA 84, was named chair-elect to the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association.
Douglas B. Hood, LA 84, is associate professor of vascular surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Phillip A. Pillar, GL 84, is a shareholder in the tax department at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm.
Jeff Rosenkranz, BU 84, was named head of mergers and acquisitions at Piper Jaffray & Co. in Chicago. He and his wife, Lisa (Kaplan) Rosenkranz, BU 82, and their two sons reside in Glencoe, Ill.
Sarena D. Seifer, LA 84, and her husband, Gordon Rubenfeld, have moved to Toronto after living in Seattle for more than 12 years. Sarena is stepping down as founding executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and taking a sabbatical to figure out what she wants to do next.
Keith D. Shepherd, FA 84, has retired from Hallmark Cards after working there for 23 years as an artist/designer. Shepherd is now painting full time and is part of a nationwide traveling exhibit for the Negro Baseball League Museum in Kansas City, Mo. He has an exhibit planned in St. Louis for late spring 2008 at Portfolio Gallery on Delmar.
Thomas “Tom” W. Bassett, LA 85, LW 91, GB 91, GB 96, and his wife, Kathie Bassett, GR 08 candidate, are excited that their son, Andy, Engineering Class of ’11, has followed them to Washington U. Their daughter, Mary, will graduate from Northwestern University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in music. The family resides in Clayton, Mo.
George Cone, LA 85, was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army on July 2, 2007. He relinquished command of the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, S.C., and was reassigned to serve as the Chief of Future Operations, C3, U.S. Army Central Command Kuwait. He took leave in December, so he and his wife, Cynthia (Vaught) Cone, LA 85, could celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 21, 2007.
Elise (Chang) Hillmann, MD 85, was named chairwoman of the Jupiter Medical Center Ball in Jupiter, Fla. She has traveled extensively and recommends visiting the Galapagos Islands of Equador; the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; Greece; Istanbul and the Ancient City of Ephesus in Kushadasi, Turkey; Yalta in the Ukraine; Pompeii; Vesuvius; Rome; and Stonehenge, England.
Laurie Roemmele-Roberts, LA 85, is in her 19th year of a consulting business, PEQ, Inc., which focuses on fund development and board training for nonprofit organizations and school districts. She and her husband, Monte Roberts, reside in Bloomfield, N.J., with their two sons, Mychael, 8, and Brian, 4. Monte is national director of aftersales for BMW North America.
Lisa (Kalmans) Feder, GB 86, LA 86, relocated to Austin, Texas, where she is a consultant in consumer package goods marketing and corporate wellness. She and her husband, Seth, have two children—Frank, 11, and Zoe, 9.
Lawrence B. Finn, LW 86, co-founded the Chicago-based civil trial law firm, Clewis & Finn, PC, which represents individuals and their families who have experienced significant personal injuries or wrongful death resulting from nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, defective products, exposure to toxic chemicals and substances, and other wrongful conduct. In 2007, Finn celebrated 20 years of marriage to his wife, Hyla Sabesin Finn, and his twin daughters, Willow and Chloe, began kindergarten. To learn more about Finn’s practice or to reach him, visit clewisfinn.com.
Brian Kanter, EN 86, EN 86, is the partner in charge of Deloitte Consulting’s aerospace and defense practice.
Donna Lorson, FA 86, was named Paramedic of the Year and presented with the Commitment to Excellence Award by the St. Charles County Ambulance District in St. Charles, Mo., for outstanding service to the community. As acting director of public relations, she also was acknowledged for her contributions of photography and video to the district and the media.
Paul Eykamp, LA 87, LA 87, enjoyed seeing old friends at Reunion. He left the University of California after 10 years and is now doing strategic planning at Kaiser Permanete. Web site: paul.eykamp.net.
David “Dave” Leighly, GA 87, helped design the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The building was dedicated by former President Bill Clinton on Oct. 23, 2007. Leighly is a project architect and code specialist with BWBR Architects in St. Paul, Minn.
John M. Meersman, GB 88, relocated back to St. Louis with his family to become senior director of corporate development for The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems.
Colleen Wapole, LA 88, her husband, Michael Pastreich, FA 90, and their daughter, Meghan, moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where Pastreich has been named president and CEO of The Florida Orchestra.
Joseph Ganem, GR 89, is associate professor of physics at Loyola College in Maryland. He had a personal finance book published this year, titled The Two Headed Quarter: How to See Through Deceptive Numbers and Save Money on Everything You Buy.
Richard J. Wolf, LW 89, has opened his own legal IT and business consulting firm called Lexakos, which focuses on corporate governance, risk, and compliance matters. Wolf’s principal area of focus is records and information management. He also has started a new law practice called Wolf Law Associates, where he serves as mediator or arbitrator in complex corporate, commercial, franchise, and e-discovery disputes. In 2007 he was elected to the American Law Institute and appointed to the advisory board of H5, a firm specializing in new automated search and retrieval methodologies for litigation and records retention.

90s
Jonathan Fox, LA 90, was promoted to associate professor in the political studies department at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He also is publishing his fourth book, A World Survey of Religion and the State, with Cambridge University Press. E-mail: foxjon@mail.biu.ac.il
Catherine Haskell, LA 90, and her husband, Robert Byers, announce the birth of Tess on Nov. 10, 2007. She joins brothers Leo, 6, and Nate, 4. The family resides in Andover, Mass. Haskell continues to work part time as the diversity program coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
Han Ko, SI 90, SI 93, would like to contact old classmates. E-mail: uskg@sbcglobal.net
Shannon (Copeland) Rizzo, LA 90, has moved to San Diego after several years in the San Francisco area. Rizzo is a writer with four homeschooled children.
Ann (Hartman) Luban, LA 91, LA 91, and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Joshua Benjamin on June 6, 2007. He joins big brother, Marc, 6, and big sister, Rachel, 3. The family resides in Chicago. E-mail:
annluban@sbcglobal.net
David Weisenfeld, LA 91, and his wife, Sandi, announce the birth of Zachary Jordan on Aug. 1, 2007. The family resides in Hopewell, N.J. Weisenfeld is the editor-in-chief of the nationwide legal news service, LAWCAST. He also covers the U.S. Supreme Court for LAWCAST. E-mail: davesdugout@yahoo.com
Douglas “Doug” Cohn, LA 92, is senior vice president of music marketing and talent for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.
Charles E. Dombek, TI 92, is a board member of XyUser Group International Software Users Group and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Michielle (Spector) Kupferberg, LA 92, and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of Brooke Sydney on
Sept. 2, 2007. She joins big brothers, Joshua, 6, and Evan, 4. Michielle continues to practice matrimonial law in New York City. The family resides in North Caldwell, N.J. E-mail: michielle@iraegarr.com.
Carolyn Weiss, LA 92, SW 97, LW 97, is a senior trial attorney with the employment litigation section of the civil rights division in the U.S. Department of Justice. She resides in Rockville, Md. E-mail: carolynperi@yahoo.com.
Steven L. Brown, HS 93, has published his first book, Navigating the Medical Maze. The book teaches patients the concepts they need to get the best possible medical care for themselves and their families. Brown says, “The values of excellent patient care and patient education that exist at Washington University were important to me in writing this book.”
Kevin Burke III, LA 93, and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of Isabela Teresa on June 13, 2007. The family resides in Springfield, Ill. Kevin is the local policy and technology engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation and is an Illinois registered professional engineer. Jennifer is in her 12th year as principal at Saint Joseph Grade School.
Russell “Russ” Chrusciel, BU 93, and his wife, Karna, announce the birth of Lucy Noel on Oct. 15, 2007. She joins big sisters Emma, 8, Annika, 5, and Sadie, 2. Russ continues to work in Chicago as an account manager for SunGard Data Systems and spends most of his free time managing the lives of four little girls. Stay in touch with Russ via his family Web site, chrusciel.com.
Murray Goldstein, LA 93, and his wife, Laurie Ann, announce the birth of Jack Shepherd on Nov. 11, 2007. He joins big brother, Ryan Alexander. The family resides in Atlanta, where Murray is director of commercial marketing strategy at Cox Communications.
Arun Manoharan, EN 93, left London in 2004 and moved back to the United States to marry his wife, Aarati Yelamanchili, in September 2004. They reside in Wayne, Pa., with their golden retriever puppy. Manoharan is a portfolio manager at Stevens Capital Management.
Eric Raffin, LA 93, HA 96, GR 96, and his wife, Angela, live outside of Sacramento, Calif., with their two daughters, Ella, 6, and Jillian, 2. Eric is a regional director of information technology with the Department of Veterans Affairs. E-mail: federale789@hotmail.com
Ann (Bartholomew) Rastorfer, LA 93, LA 93, and her husband, Robert “Rob” Rastorfer, Jr., EN 93, recently relocated to the Kansas City-area after 10 years of living in Texas. Rob is a project manager for HNTB. They have three children.
Takeshi Yamakawa, GB 93, is CEO and president of an all-natural Asian food business in Philadelphia.
Michellene “Michelle” Del Rosario, LA 94, and Todd Jaeger were married on Sept. 15, 2007, in New York City. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Michelle is vice president of marketing and communications at AIG Investments, an asset management firm. The couple resides in Hoboken, N.J.
Jennifer (Cheikin) Frank, LA 94, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Charlotte Brooke on June 5, 2007. She joins siblings Ethan, 6, and Molly, 3. The family resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. E-mail: jbemfrank@cox.net
Danielle (Zeitlen) Hughes, FA 94, and Cynthia (Martinez) Lyons, FA 94, launched Baby Fish Mouth, a line of infant and toddler T-shirts that takes a clever approach to famous movie lines. All shirts come in a movie popcorn box. The company is based in New York City and Los Angeles. The shirts can be found at several online stores, as well as the company’s own Web site: bfmwear.com.
Sam Kline and his wife, Lauren, announce the birth of twins, Hannah Belle and Madeline Ingrid, on Sept. 13, 2007. Sam is the lead developer for SAINT Corporation in Bethesda, Md.
Benjamin T. May, SW 94, graduated in May 2006 with his Ph.D. in social work.
Brian Chaput, EN 95, and his wife, Rachel, announce the birth of Aaron Lyndon on Nov. 7, 2007. The family resides in the Dallas area, where Brian and Rachel have started a publishing business.
Sarah (Katzman) Fleckner, LA 95, and her husband, Jamie, announce the birth of Rachel Miriam on Oct. 8, 2007. She joins big brother, Joshua, 6, and big sister, Hannah, 3. The family resides in Needham, Mass.
Bisola O. Ojikutu, LA 95, gave a 2007 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture on Science, titled “AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic.” Ojikutu is the director of the Office of International Programs of the Division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Natasha (Edwards) Pallan, BU 95, and her husband, Kamal, announce the birth of Vikram James on Feb. 23, 2007. Natasha is director of subsidiary finance at Empire State Development Corporation, New York’s chief development agency. E-mail: natasha_wg01@yahoo.com.
Lauren (Moynihan) Skerrett, LA 95, and her husband, Patrick, announce the birth of Brendan John on Sept. 30, 2007. The family resides in Chicago, where Lauren is a civil rights attorney in the regional office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. E-mail: lauren@skerrett.net.
Janet (Gross) Smith, LA 95, and her husband, Todd Smith, GR 96, announce the birth of Jacob Ross on Dec. 5, 2007. He joins sister Rebekah, 3. Janet and Todd are both elementary school teachers in Souderton, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia.
Elena (Jaffe) Tastensen, LA 95, and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of Maximilian Eli on July 18, 2006. He joined big brother, Jacob. The family resides in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where Elena owns her own law firm specializing in family and criminal law. E-mail: ejt@ejtlaw.com.
Elizabeth “Liz” Wattenberg, LA 95, is Atlanta general manager of FlexCar, a national car-sharing operation.
Timothy M. Capstack, MD 96, and his wife, Laura K. McCarthy, EN 95, moved to Maryland. Capstack works in a private hospitalist practice in Annapolis and was recently elected to a fellowship in the American College of Physicians.
Jennifer (Smith) Kingston, LA 96, is a partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP. She joined the firm in 2001 and currently practices in the St. Louis office. Her practice focuses on litigating complex commercial lawsuits, product liability lawsuits, and class action lawsuits.
Jessica (Schutzbank) Miller, LA 96, and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of Keira Danielle on Sept. 10, 2007. She joins big sister, Ava Hailey, 2. The family resides in Houston, where Jessica is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Jason is completing a dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.
Karen L. Schoenwetter, FA 96, has been involved with fashion design since graduation. As a luxury handbag designer, she has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas, and has traveled the world. She now resides in Miami, her hometown, and is a retail sales associate at Urban Outfitters.
Sheikh Faisal Sheikh Mansor, EN 96, has worked in several different fields since graduation, including engineering and sales. Now, he works in the publishing and education industry, specializing in multimedia content development for coursewares and corporate presentations.
Melanie (Vail) Staus, LA 96, and her husband, Justin, announce the birth of Avery Claire on Aug. 17, 2007. She joins big brother, Tanner, 2. Melanie and Justin own a Mathnasium, a math learning center franchise, in Atlanta. E-mail: mvstaus@yahoo.com.
Cynthia L. (Gay) Hamilton, OT 97, is director of adult day-care services at Marden Rehabilitation, an ancillary health-care service provider in Columbus, Ohio.
Jason B. Hudnall, LA 97, and his wife, Rebecca, announce the birth of Paige Elizabeth on Sept. 20, 2007. Jason received a master’s degree from Webster University in 2002 and is an integrated solutions executive with AT&T in St. Louis. In addition, Jason and Rebecca own their own health and fitness business. E-mail: jason.hudnall@att.com.
Aliza Stern, LA 97, and her husband, Peter J. Barna, LA 97, announce the birth of Alexis Gabrielle on June 7, 2007. She joins big brother, Ryan. The family resides in Miami, where Aliza is owner of chefaliza’s, a cooking school (chefaliza.com).
Mark Hannah, LA 98, formed Paramount Planning of St. Louis, LLC with three other financial advisors. The group was created to help meet the various financial needs of a diverse and comprehensive client market.
Melissa (Myers) Korland, LA 98, and her husband, Lee, announce the birth of Sarah Ilana on Oct. 31, 2007. She joins big sister, Maya Isabel, 2. The family resides in Cleveland, where Lee is a real estate attorney and Melissa works part time as a child clinical psychologist.
Danielle Morris, LA 98, and Dan Stern were married July 14, 2007, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in New York City, where Danielle teaches second grade at the School of Columbia University and Dan works for Citi.
David Polmer, LA 98, is an account director at DickinsonGroup, a Chicago-based marketing communications firm.
Stephen D. Scott, SI 98, was appointed vice chair of the computer science and engineering department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His wife, Andrea, a former designer in the publications office at Washington University, is an employment specialist for ServiceLinc, which supports disabled adults in finding and keeping employment. Andrea also teaches an art class for disabled adults. Stephen and Andrea reside in Lincoln with their sons, Nicholas, 6, and Thomas, 4.
Rachel (Pase) Sosland, LA 98, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Gabrielle Dora on Nov. 1, 2007. She joins big brother, Ethan Samuel, 2. The family resides in Westwood Hills, Kan. Rachel is a physician completing a fellowship in cardiology. E-mail: rpase@kumc.edu.
Kara (Newton) Fleshman, LA 99, and her husband, J. Brett Fleshman, BU 99, announce the birth of Maren Emily on Sept. 25, 2007. The family resides in St. Louis.
Christina “Chrissi” (Franz) Harmon, LA 99, OT 01, and her husband, Dan Harmon, EN 98, announce the birth of Kelly Anne on Aug. 21, 2007. She joins big sister, Kaelyn Marie, 2. The family resides in Cary, N.C., where Dan is a senior product marketing manager at Lenovo, and Chrissi works part time as an occupational therapist and is pursuing her certification in yoga therapy.
Norval J. Hickman III, LA 99, is working toward a doctorate degree in clinical psychology through the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at both San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.
Megan Kolbrener, BU 99, and Clifford “Cliff” Holekamp, GB 01, were married in October 2006. Cliff is the founder of Foot Healers Podiatry Centers. He was awarded the Rising Star Award by the St. Louis Enterprise Center and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by St. Louis County. Megan was named “Top Producer” for Janet McAfee Real Estate in 2007.
Brian J. Rubenstein, BU 99, and Mindi Sue Sternblitz were married on Nov. 11, 2007, in Dallas. The couple will reside in Dallas, where Brian is a buyer with Sanmina-SCI and Mindi is in marketing and graphic design.
Marisa Schulman, FA 99, and Brian Edwards were married on Sept. 1, 2007, in Rye, N.Y. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in New York City, where Marisa is a designer at Two Twelve, a multidisciplinary graphic design firm, and Brian is a vice president of Bear, Stearns & Company. Brian is also studying for an M.B.A. degree at Fordham University in New York.
Barbara L. Snyder, GB 99, graduated with honors from Western New England College School of Law with a J.D. on May 19, 2007. She is the chief corporate actuary of Guardian Life Insurance Company in New York City.

00s
Joanne (Levine) Wikle, LA 00, and her husband, Doug Wikle, EN 00, EN 00, announce the birth of Evan Daniel on Dec. 7, 2007. The couple was married in 2004 in New York City and now resides in Secaucus, N.J.
Charlotte Bales, LA 01, and Travis Gosselin, LA 01, were married on Oct. 27, 2007.
Julie (Nebel) Dooley, FA 01, and her husband, Mike, reside in Chicago. Julie is working with a number of pet rescue groups to gain exposure for her custom pet portraits and to help the groups with fundraising. She is also a freelance editor for health science publishers and associations. Visit NebelDooleyCreative.com to view her portraits and other commissioned artwork.
Alston A. Phillips, SW 01, works for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a readjustment counselor with the Tampa Vet Center, which specializes in helping combat veterans. Phillips, a former combat veteran himself, provides individual counseling, group readjustment counseling, marital and family counseling, substance and alcohol abuse information and referral, employment counseling and referral, sexual trauma counseling, and referral for benefits assistance. He also provides community education and acts as a community liason.
Robin Pohl, BU 01, LA 01, and her husband, Jason Eiffreim, announce the birth of Erin Noelle on Dec. 6, 2007. The family resides in Belton, Texas. E-mail: robin@robinpohl.com.
Lisa Tjelmeland, SW 01, and John M. Murphy, GB 02, were married on Sept. 26, 2007, on the campus of Washington University. The couple will reside in San Francisco, where Lisa works for the Academy of the Sierras and John is a vice president with Citibank. Lisa recently published The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens & Kids.
Monica Zwick, LA 01, and Benjamin Zeitlin were married on June 24, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. Monica left her position with The Associated Press to pursue an M.B.A. full time at Georgetown University. Ben is an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Brian P. Doty, BU 02, is an associate at the Chicago office of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm.
Franci G. Fealk, LA 02, is a litigation and pension associate.
Rebecca M. Harris, LA 02, received a master’s degree in international economics and international relations with a specialization in conflict management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in May 2007.
Ronald Herd II, FA 02, was the master of ceremonies at “Strangefruit: The Jena 6 Story Forum” at Washington University on Oct. 26, 2007. He was quoted in the Nov. 12, 2007, issue of The Nation in an article by Gary Younge, titled “Thieves of Black History.” Herd also writes for the Tri-State Defender, an alternative newspaper in Memphis.
Angela (Blistain) Huber, PT 02, has three children, ages 4, 2, and 4 months. She is working part time at an outpatient physical therapy clinic.
Emily Berntsen, LA 03, LW 06, and Jonathan Cooper, BU 03, were married on July 29, 2007, in Beaver Creek, Colo. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Boston, where Emily is an attorney at Goodwin Procter, LLP and Jonathan is an investment banker at Grant Thornton Corporate Finance.
Ashley Kurth, LA 03, and Adam Reinhart, LA 02, were married on Sept. 2, 2007, at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple first met through the Chamber Music Program and the Washington University Symphony Orchestra. They now reside in Alexandria, Va., where Ashley works in nonprofit management and Adam is an attorney.
Lori A. Apfel, LA 04, graduated with her master of architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in May. She works at Kondylis Design, an architecture/interior design firm that focuses on high-end residential work for private clients and international developers. She resides in Manhattan. E-mail: LoriA@wustl.edu.
Brandon Atkins, SI 04, EN 04, has earned the designation of LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Atkins is a project engineer at Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis–based general contracting and construction management firm.
Stefan M. Block, LA 04, has a book that will be published by Random House in April 2008, titled The Story of Forgetting. The book is loosely based on his family’s struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Aaron W. Gordon, LA 04, is director of creative services at the Weinbach Group, a leading Miami marketing communications firm.
Katrice Hall, LA 04, is attending Chicago-Kent College of Law on an academic scholarship.
Kathleen “Katie” Hoffman, LA 04, OT 05, and Griffin Farris, LA 04, were married June 23, 2007, in St. Louis. The couple resides in Lexington, Ky., where Katie is a private contractor in occupational therapy and Griffin is a 2007 graduate from the University of Kentucky with a J.D./M.B.A. Griffin has been commissioned into the U.S. Navy, where he will work as a JAG officer.
Josh Kowitt, LA 04, and Scott Neuberger, BU 03, co-founders of Collegeboxes.com, are featured in the book, Millennial Leaders: Success Stories from Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders (millennialleaders.com).
Sean M. Bahoshy, LW 05, has joined Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm, as an associate in the real estate department. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he will specialize in the various aspects of property transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and financing.
Naomi Remis, LA 05, and Eric Sugar, LA 05, were married on Aug. 12, 2007, in Boston. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple was married by Rabbi Hyim Shafner, formerly of Washington University’s Hillel.
Sarah (Bjorklund) Saffold, SW 05, and her husband, Rebel Saffold III, EN 07, announce the birth of Nylah Jo on Aug. 21, 2007. The family resides in University City, Mo. Rebel is a development database manager at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Sarah was senior care manager at Missouri Alliance for Children and Families until Nylah was born.
Karli Sherwinter, GR 05, and her husband, Daniel “Danny” Sherwinter, EN 00, announce the birth of Kayla Tamar on Jan. 10, 2007. The family resides in Boulder, Colo. Danny graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in May and is a patent attorney at the Denver office of Townsend, Townsend,
and Crew LLP.
John A. Bruegger, GL 06, is an associate in the class action and qui tam practice group at SimmonsCooper LLC in East Alton, Ill. He focuses on complex national class actions, qui tam cases, and tax controversy matters.
Kathryn E. Rutterer, LA 06, is in graduate school pursuing her M.F.A. in dance performance and choreography.
Nikki LaBruyere, GB 07, and Jose-Paulo Mamuric, GB 07, were married on Aug. 18, 2007, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in Cincinnati, where Nikki is an assistant brand manager for Folgers and Jose-Paulo is a senior financial analyst for Global Business Services, both at Procter and Gamble.
Matthew P. Masiel, GB 07, is assistant vice president of operations at US Bank in St. Louis. He oversees the loan servicing, construction disbursing, and accounts payable groups.
Heather M. Teague, SW 07, is a clinical therapist at Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice, a unique community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment program that serves as a sentencing alternative for women who are at risk for incarceration.