Reunion offers the opportunity to renew old friendships. From left: Raffi Nazarian, BSBA ’04; Aminat Danmole, BSME ’04; and Adam Marcus, BSBA ’04, enjoy their 5th Reunion party last year. (Photo: Mary Butkus)

It’s a Celebration!
Young alumni return to campus for Reunion.
Undergraduate alumni from the classes of 2009, 2005, and 2000 will come together April 23–25, 2010, for their 1st, 5th, and 10th Reunions. The fun-filled weekend gives alumni the opportunity to catch up with old friends and see what’s new on campus. Each class will have its own special events, but everyone can tour the Danforth Campus, enjoy brunch with classmates, and have fun at Thurtene Carnival.

For more information on all the Reunion festivities, visit the Alumni Association Web site at

Young alumni, such as (from left) Revocat Murayi, BSBA ’08; Eric Hsu, BSBA ’08; Amber Barkley, BSS ’08; and Ashley Williams, AB ’08, enjoy learning what their classmates have been up to since graduation. (Photo Services)

Young Alumni Reunion gives you the chance to reminisce with classmates. From left: Walter Currin, AB ’99; Bob Zaegel, BSBA ’99, MBA ’00; Melissa Zaegel, BSBME ’01; and Mark Ruggiero, AB ’99, gather together. (Photo Services)

Coming back to campus brings big smiles to alumni, such as Lisa Cynamon Mayers, AB ’99; and Josh Mayers, AB ’98, MBA ’02. (Photo Services)

Washington University Dental Alumni Association President Gil Hart (left), DMD ’82, presented the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award to Hiram Fry, DDS ’59. Jackie Miller (right) accepted a 2009 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award on behalf of her late husband, Francis J. Miller, MS ’64. (Photos: Brendan Joyce)

Dental School Alumni Gather for Annual Reunion
The Washington University School of Dental Medicine trained more than 5,000 dentists during its 125 years. Although the dental school closed its doors in 1991, that has not hindered the enthusiasm alumni have for their alma mater.

On September 25–26, 2009, nearly 200 dental school alumni and their guests returned to the University to commemorate their Reunions. A complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre reception at Alumni House kicked off the celebration. Alumni enjoyed a number of activities including a luncheon, professional continuing education programs, and a banquet. The Washington University Dental Alumni Association sponsors the Reunion annually.

Reconnecting with friends makes Alumni Weekend special. From left: Debbie Freund, BSCE ’79, MSChE ’82; Douglas White, BSCE ’80; Marlon Twyman, AB ’79; and Deborah Twyman catch up on old times during last year’s Reunion. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.)
Members of the Class of 1949 show their class spirit last year during the Great Bear Parade, a long-standing tradition during Reunion.

Reconnecting to the Past
The 20th–70th Reunion classes will assemble on the Danforth Campus May 20–23, 2010. Hundreds of undergraduate alumni and their guests will reconnect with their classmates and their alma mater. The weekend promises to be an exciting one as many activities are planned, including class parties and the Great Bear Parade.

Class parties are popular events during Reunion. Last year, Bill Chitty, BSEE ’59, and his wife, Agida, attended the 50th Reunion Party.




For a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, visit the Alumni Association Web site at

Commemorate, Participate, Celebrate
May 20–23, 2010

2010 Reunion Leadership
Class of 1940
Sarah Karraker Babington, AB ’40, Committee Member
Bud Barbee, AB ’40, MA ’49, Committee Member
Richard Compton, AB ’40, MD ’43, Committee Member
Rudy Freedman, BSChE ’40, MS ’52, Committee Member
Bruce Higginbotham, BSBA ’40, Committee Member
Sally Alexander Higginbotham, AB ’40, Committee Member
Harold Schreiber, AB ’40, DMD ’47, Committee Member
Class of 1945
Roma Milder Witcoff, BSBA ’45, Executive Chair
Class of 1950
Carl J. Deutsch, BSME ’50, Executive Co-Chair
Janet Schubert Turley, AB ’50, Executive Co-Chair
Turk Turley, BSCE ’50, Executive Co-Chair
Jack D. Minner, BSBA ’50, Gift Chair
Class of 1955
Buzzie Schukar, BSBA ’55, Executive Co-Chair
Keith D. Shaw, BSBA ’55, Executive Co-Chair
Jane Bridges Evans, AB ’55, Co-Chair
Class of 1960
Elaine Wache Greenbaum, AB ’60, Executive Co-Chair
John L. Gianoulakis, AB ’60, Co-Chair
Rochelle Albert Hicks, BSBA ’60, Co-Chair
Barbara Deutsch Newmark, AB ’60, Co-Chair
Michael N. Newmark, AB ’60, JD ’62, Co-Chair
Marydel Harrison Neumann, BSBA ’60, Gift Co-Chair
Robert O. Piening, AB ’60, BSBA ’60, MBA ’61, Gift Co-Chair
Class of 1965
Barbara Golder Bindler, AB ’65, Executive Co-Chair
Daniel H. Bindler, BSBA ’65, Executive Co-Chair
Brian C. Cunningham, BSES ’65, JD ’70, Gift Co-Chair
Martha Kerr Cunningham, AB ’65, Gift Co-Chair
Robert E. Wagoner, BSChE ’65, Gift Co-Chair
Class of 1970
David C. Beckmann, AB ’70, MBA ’72, Executive Co-Chair
Fred Mark Kuhlmann, AB ’70, Executive Co-Chair
Jeffrey Hunt Mantel, AB ’70, Gift Co-Chair
William B. Pollard III, AB ’70, Gift Co-Chair
Class of 1975
Douglas Jay Steinberg, AB ’75, Gift Chair
Class of 1980
Jill Ferguson Wilkis, AB ’80, Executive Chair
Anna Apanel, BSCE ’80, Gift Chair
Class of 1985
Thomas Willard Bassett, AB ’85, MBA ’91, JD ’91, MSBA ’96, Executive Chair
Jeffrey H. Mishkin, BSSSE ’85, Gift Chair
Class of 1990
Stephanie Lynn Herdrich, AB ’90, Executive Chair
Christopher Manzo, AB ’90, Gift Chair

Founders Day 2009
Founders Day honors Washington University’s rich history and promising future. This year’s celebration took place at the Hyatt Regency–St. Louis Riverfront on November 7, 2009. At the dinner, distinguished alumni, faculty, and friends were recognized for their contributions to the University:
Robert S. Brookings Awards
John H. (PhD ’83) and Penelope Parkman (MA ’68, PhD ’74) Biggs
Will (PhD ’50) and Ann Lee Konneker
Distinguished Alumni Awards
John D. Beuerlein, MBA ’77, General Principal, Edward Jones
Anita Diamant, AB ’73, Writer
Mary Ann Lazarus, MA ’78, Firmwide Director of Sustainable Design, HOK
Lewis A. Levey, MBA ’67, Chairman, Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc.
Ronald M. Rettner, AB ’72, President, Rettner Management/Baron Associates
Gary M. Sumers, AB ’75, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
Distinguished Faculty Awards
Laura Jean Bierut, MD ’87, Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Michael R. DeBaun, Ferring Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Related Disorders and Professor of Biostatistics and Neurology, School of Medicine
Elzbieta Sklodowska, PhD ’83, Randolph Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Arts & Sciences
Frank C-P Yin, The Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science