CLASSMATES — Spring 2010
   

 

In Memoriam
1930s
Helen-Marie Fruth, LA 31; March ’09 • W. Vernon Tietjen, LA 31; Nov. ’08 • Esther (Beck) Deppong, LA 33; Oct. ’09 • Earl C. Peters, EN 33; Sept. ’09 • Louise (Kunz) Lockwood, LA 34; April ’09 • Elizabeth (Conrad) Robinson, LA 34; Sept. ’09 • Wilbur A. Rehm, DE 35; Oct. ’09 • Robert C. Hillman, LA 36; Nov. ’09 • Leon U. Jameton, Jr., EN 36; Oct. ’09 • Ernest W. Cooper, Jr., EN 37; Oct. ’09 • Julian P. Levinson, MD 37; June ’09 • Virginia (Borrenpohl) Meyer, LA 37; Aug. ’09 • Katherine Barlow Savage, SW 38; Sept. ’09 • Robert T. Schwartz, EN 38; July ’09 • Cathryn (Lang) Jameton, LA 39; Dec. ’09 • Lois (Keller) Schery, LA 39; Nov. ’09 • Walter C. Stern, LA 39; Nov. ’09

1940s
Doris (Losch) Bannick, LA 40, GR  42; Nov. ’09 • Mary (Sanboeuf) Halloran, LA 40; Nov. ’09 • Russell W. Kraus, FA 40; Nov. ’09 • Nicholas D. Matsakis, DE 40; Dec. ’09 • Doris L. Ahrens, LA 41, GR 43; Oct. ’09 • Alice (Lloyd) Bastman, LA 41; Nov. ’09 • John J. Bailey, Jr., EN 42; Nov. ’09 • Mary (Bailey) Beetham, LA 42; Dec. ’09 • Margaret (Stoecker) Hill, UC 42; Oct. ’09 • Edward N. Schweickhardt, BU 42; Oct. ’09 • Virginia (Stewart) Boyd, LA 43; Dec. ’09 • H. King Carter, BU 43; July ’09 June (Wilkinson) Dahl, LA 43, GR 57; Dec. ’09 • Harvey L. Franzel, EN 43; Nov. ’09 • Rose (Stephens) Mundy, NU 43; July ’09 • Anna (Manglis) Cassimatis, BU 44; Oct. ’09 • Alice (Wides) Chasnoff, LA 44; Sept. ’09 • Sedelle (Lieberman) Katz, LA 44; Oct. ’09 • Mary M. Streamer-Martin, SW 44; Nov. ’09 • Warren F. Streck, DE 45; April ’09 • John R. Conley, BU 46; April ’09 • Boyd E. Hayward, MD 46, HS 48; Sept. ’09 • Ruth (Turley) Hetzler, LA 46; Dec. ’09 • Edward G. Hewitt, BU 46; May ’09 • Carolyn (Balph) Holekamp, FA 46; May ’09 • Frederica Stratmeyer, BU 46, GR 62, LW 84; Nov. ’09 • Melvin L. Becker, DE 47; Oct. ’09 • Mary (Aschinger) Biggs, BU 47, GR 70; Oct. ’09 • Rosemary (Voegeli) Clarke, BU 47; Oct. ’09 • Clarence M. Stapp, EN 47; July ’09 • Merle T. Welshans, GR 47, GR 51; Sept. ’09 • Robert Burstein, MD 48; Nov. ’09 • Bernard Goodman, LA 48; Nov. ’09 • William R. Hart, LA 48; July ’09 • Doris (Heilig) Hayhurst, NU 48; July ’09 • William E. Heuckroth, EN 48; Nov. ’09 • Richard W. O’Donnell, LA 48; Oct. ’09 • Mary Kathryn (Clark) Oliveri, LA 48; Oct. ’09 • Patricia (Nettle) Peters-Watkins, NU 48; Aug. ’09 • Albert S. L. Wong, DE 48; March ’09 • Earl R. Blackwell, LA 49, LW 51; Dec. ’09 • Richard W. Burke, LA 49, GR 51; Nov. ’09 • Robert H. Enskat, EN 49; Nov. ’09 • Rosalyn (Robertson) Fryhoff, NU 49; Oct. ’09 • Wallace A. Geipel, FA 49; Sept. ’09 • Vernon A. Knese, EN 49; June ’09 • Henry F. Laslo, LA 49; Oct. ’09 • Robert F. Shea, BU 49; March ’09 • Richard D. Smith, BU 49; May ’09 • Virginia (Jacobson) Winter, AR 49; June ’09

1950s
C. Richard Beard, LA 50, LW 55; Sept. ’09 • George L. Cralle, EN 50; Aug. ’09 • Fred C. Czufin, FA 50; Nov. ’09 • Erastus W. Foster, Jr., DE 50; Oct. ’09 • Taney (Hargus) German, NU 50; May ’09 • Thomas A. Ginos, BU 50; Nov. ’09 • Harold B. Kokol, LA 50; July ’09 • John J. Minarich, BU 50; Oct. ’09 • O. Ray Moss, Jr., BU 50; Oct. ’09 • Lino P. Balloni, BU 51; Sept. ’09 • Richard A. Conrad, EN 51; Oct. ’09 • Frank E. De Pauli, BU 51; Sept. ’09 • Margaret (Harkness) Glahn, NU 51; Nov. ’09 • Frederick C. Hinz, GR 51; April ’09 • Vincent I. Morgan, MD 51; Nov. ’09 • Lewis M. Neporent, LA 51; Sept. ’09 • Sallie Seargeant, SW 51; Nov. ’09 • Yvonne L. Tung, LA 51; April ’09 • Selma Buchsbaum, FA 52; Oct. ’09 • Helen M. Coleman, NU 52, GN 67; Nov. ’09 • Gladys (Wiseman) Nacht, NU 52; Sept. ’09 • John W. Schulte, MD 52; Sept. ’09 • Shirley (Gaskins) Brown, BU 53; Sept. ’09 • Doris (McKnight) Drewes, LA 53; Nov. ’09 • William N. Elam, Jr., MD 53; June ’09 • Robert S. Morris, LA 53; Oct. ’09 • Allan W. Peck, EN 53; Oct. ’09 • Gerald C. Schneider, LA 53; Oct. ’09 • Cora M. Bopp, GR 54; Oct. ’09 • David C. Fine, FA 54; Sept. ’09 • John P. Dyal, DE 55; May ’09 • Pauline Gorrell, NU 55; July ’09 • Bernard Pasternak, BU 55; Nov. ’09 • Judith R. Seybt, BU 55; Dec. ’09 • Lyle Stone, BU 55; Sept. ’09 • Daniel A. Talonn, EN 55, SI 56; Oct. ’09 • Ira B. Wagner, AR 55; July ’09 • Benson Cytron, BU 56, LW 58; Nov. ’09 • Robert M. Johnson, HA 56; Sept. ’09 • Martin F. Sloan, LA 56; Sept. ’09 • Jack W. Weith, EN 56; Oct. ’09 • Edward T. Barker, MD 57; Sept. ’09 • James W. Doran, LA 57, GR 58; Nov. ’09 • Peter A. Moelling, BU 57; Sept. ’09 • Charles A. Seigel, LA 57, LW 59; Sept. ’09 • Ernest Stanberry, Jr., DE 57; April ’09 • Roger F. Boughman, BU 58; Dec. ’09 • Janet (Woodall) Kreitman, BU 58; Oct. ’09 • Charles E. Sanders, EN 58; Sept. ’09 • H. Douglas Smith, SW 58; Sept. ’09 • Dolores Baja-Lasan, SW 59; Oct. ’09 • Charles E. Biggs, FA 59; June ’09 • Emil G. Bosch, UC 59; Dec. ’09 • Walton E. Byrd, MD 59; Sept. ’09 • Eual J. Smith, HA 59; July ’09

1960s
Barbara (Davis) Huffstot, UC 60; July ’09 • Lucius B. Morse III, LA 60; Nov. ’09 • Wilbur D. Muller, SW 60; Sept. ’09 • Stanley B. Pleninger, LW 60; Aug. ’09 • Katrina (Moore) Smathers, GR 60; Aug. ’09 • Walter W. Speekmann, BU 60; May ’09 • Ludmilla Z. Thorne, LA 60; Dec. ’09 • John F. Wendl, EN 60; Nov. ’09 • John E. Gillies, Jr., EN 61; March ’09 • John R. Reel, DE 61, GD 70; Nov. ’09 • Philip Smith, UC 61, GR 69; Oct. ’09 • Richard W. Wright, AR 61, AR 63; March ’09 • Jean (Sapin) Tucker, LA 62, GR 68; Dec. ’09 • Frederick J. Denckhoff, Jr., LA 64; Dec. ’09 • Richard M. Sklar, UC 64; Dec. ’09 • Eligio Luisetti, UC 66, UC 76; Oct. ’09 • John F. Hill, LA 68, GA 73; Oct. ’09 • Michael T. Levy, MD 69; Sept. ’09 • Aloysius F. Lipinski, UC 69; Dec. ’09 • Charles E. H. Luedde, LW 69; Sept. ’09

1970s
William R. Jacobs, LA 70; Nov. ’09 • Kenneth R. Schmutzler, TI 70; Sept. ’09 • Gregory R. Glass, LA 72; Nov. ’09 • James F. Ragan, GR 72, GR 75; Oct. ’09 • Gary D. Stogesdill, LA 73; Oct. ’09 • Joseph H. Apter, BU 74; Dec. ’09 • Carl Jeffrey Binder, FA 74; March ’09 • Beverly S. Blase, LA 74; Oct. ’09 • Terry A. Fuller, MD 74; Oct. ’09 • Pamela (Swagart) Moore, LA 74, GR 77; Sept. ’09 • Edwin L. Abbett, UC 75; Nov. ’09 • Nancy Saul, LW 75; July ’09 • William R. Krueger, EN 76; Oct. ’09 • Jerry D. Mitchell, GR 77; Oct. ’09 • Randolph P. Adams, Jr., LA 78; Nov. ’09 • Elece (Cox) Dempsey, GR 78; Nov. ’09 • Hong Yang Kim, TI 79; July ’09

1980s
Vincent J. Nooney, BU 85, GB 01; Oct. ’09 • Curtis V. Woods, FA 86; Aug. ’09 • Jerilynn (Joseph) Changar, GR 87; Oct. ’09 • Jeffrey S. DeBruine, LA 87, GB 95; Sept. ’09 • Raymond A. Deffry, GR 87; Sept. ’09 • Judge Leslie Anderson III, SW 88; Nov. ’09

1990s
Wayne L. Ely, TI 90; Oct. ’09Elizabeth S. Gould, SI 92; Sept. ’09Barbara (Eglin) Robinson, SW 92; Oct. ’09Cynthia (Newman) Rush, SW 93; Oct. ’09

2000s
Gregory S. Shea, EN 02; Sept. ’09 • Cory Bryan, GB 04; Nov. ’09 • William P. Croghan, GB 08; Dec. ’09


In Remembrance
Mildred Cohn
Mildred Cohn, former research associate in biological chemistry, died Monday, October 12, 2009
.

Over the course of her career, Cohn overcame discrimination to make major advances in biochemistry. While attending Columbia University, she was not allowed to study chemical engineering because that program was only open to men.

In 1946, she moved to Washington University, where her husband, theoretical physicist Henry Primakoff, had joined the faculty. Cohn worked in the laboratory of Carl and Gerty Cori, who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1947.

Cohn performed pioneering work in nuclear magnetic resonance. She also made major advances in identifying the structure of adenosine triphosphate.

She served as the first female career investigator of the American Heart Association and the first female president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Morris Kenton King
Morris Kenton King, HS 55, former dean of the School of Medicine, died Thursday, October 15, 2009.

In 1943, King joined the U.S. Navy in World War II and participated in the Battle of Okinawa. He was promoted to lieutenant before his discharge in 1946.

He completed his residency at Washington University in 1957 before becoming professor of preventative medicine and public health. King served as dean from 1965 until 1989 and was one of the longest serving medical deans in the United States. He also championed a dramatic change in the composition of the student body, in favor of more minority and female students.

After leaving the University, King remained on the faculty. The medical school later recognized him with the Second Century Award.

Edwin G. Krebs
Edwin G. Krebs, MD 43, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, died Monday, December 21, 2009.

After graduating from Washington University’s School of Medicine, Krebs became a medical officer with the U.S. Navy during World War II. When he returned, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in 1948.

In the 1950s, Krebs and a colleague, Edmond Fisher, discovered that enzymes that help release energy in cells can be activated and deactivated by the presence of phosphate. Their findings did not receive much attention until years later when more scientists discovered that phosphate is a key regulator of many cellular activities and the human body’s metabolic processes.

Scientists now know that problems with regulatory processes are partly the source of disorders like cancer, diabetes, nerve diseases, and heart conditions.

Krebs received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work. In 1995, he received an honorary doctorate from Washington University.

E. Desmond Lee
E. Desmond Lee, BSBA 40, St. Louis businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010.

While attending Washington University, Lee was captain of the basketball team. He then joined the U.S. Army during World War II and served as a captain. After the military, Lee co-founded Lee-Rowan Co. The manufacturing company later evolved into a wire-shelving business.

In 1993, Lee sold the firm and created the E. Desmond Lee Foundation. Through his foundation, he donated to and served on the boards of numerous civic organizations, including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. He also funded scholarships at a number of local universities.

Lee founded the Des Lee Collaborative Vision, a program that endows professorships at three universities in St. Louis, including Washington University. These professors must spend a significant amount of their time working within the community.

Washington University honored Lee with an honorary doctorate in 1998.

Morris D. Marcus
Morris D. Marcus, MD 34, former chief of dermatology at the old Jewish Hospital, died Sunday, August 23, 2009.

At the age of 99, Marcus was the last surviving member of the School of Medicine Class of 1934.

He served as chief of dermatology for 51 years. He also was a clinical professor of medicine.

At the University, Marcus established the Morris D. Marcus Lecture in Dermatology, the Margaret Marcus Dance Fund in memory of his wife, and the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio in the Edison Theatre complex.

In 1999, the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association presented Marcus with the Alumni/Faculty Award in recognition of his distinguished record of teaching and service.

Warren M. Shapleigh
Warren M. Shapleigh, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, died Sunday, November 1, 2009.

Shapleigh served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. He then joined his family’s business, Shapleigh Hardware, where he became vice president of buying and merchandising. He joined Ralston Purina in 1961 and served as president from 1972 to 1978.

Elected to Washington University’s Board of Trustees in 1966, Shapleigh served for 14 years before becoming emeritus in 1980. His involvement at the University extended beyond being a trustee, however. In 1987, he joined the School of Architecture’s National Council and served as its chair from 1988 to 1998. He received the Dean’s Medal from the School of Architecture in 1996.

He also helped spearhead the fundraising initiative for what would become the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, serving in early 2000 as a leadership chair for the School of Architecture in the Campaign for Washington University.

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40s
David A. Stadtner, MD 43, and his wife, Tasha, have moved into a retirement home in Stockton, Calif., where they reside in a small cottage. The couple still visits their apartment in San Francisco and attends events at their local university.
Anne (Williams) Dick, LA 47, published Search for Philip K. Dick, Revised 2009, with new material (Point Reyes Cypress Press). The book, part memoir and part detective novel, details her life with Philip K. Dick, an author whose books are recognized as significant works of literature.
50s
William P. Donovan, LA 51, GR 52, retired from full-time teaching in 1992 but continues to teach in the adult education program as an ordained priest at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Genevieve (Koch) Mason, NU 57, is a part-time nurse at a surgery center. Her husband passed away in June 2008. Mason enjoys spending long weekends at her home at Lake of the Ozarks.
Robert D. Brooks, LA 59, contributed a chapter and edited Jerusalem: The Old City (International Peace & Cooperation Center, Ramallah, 2009). This is his ninth book as editor and fifth as writer/contributor, all on the Jerusalem issue in the Middle East conflict.
60s
Roxane B. Holtzman,
BU 61, is retired. She volunteers at the Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Mo.
Joel B. Harris, BU 62, LA 62, is a financial services representative at MassMutual Financial Group.
David Ostfeld, LA 63, EN 64, SI 65, joined Strasburger & Price, LLP, in the firm’s Houston office. Ostfeld will focus his practice on corporate and intellectual property law.
Manon Cleary, FA 64, had a solo show of her drawings at Addison/Ripley Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Suzanne (Greene) Gronemeyer, LA 64, GR 67, GR 75, GR 79, was awarded the Margaret Hay Edwards Achievement Medal for outstanding contributions to cancer education in 2009. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE). Gronemeyer is the director of the pediatric oncology education program and associate director of academic programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. She serves on the boards of the Intercultural Cancer Council and the AACE. She is scientific program chair of the Memphis BioImaging Symposium.
Stephen Irving Max Schwab, LA 64, GR 66, published Guantanamo, U.S.A.: The Untold History of America’s Cuban Outpost (University Press of Kansas, 2009). He is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama.
Joan Tatelbaum Erber, LA 65, published the second edition of her textbook Aging and Older Adulthood (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She is a professor of psychology at Florida International University in Miami.
Alan Hurwitz, EN 65, is president of Gallaudet University, which is touted as the world leader in liberal education and career development for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Carla (Buser) Lane-Johnson, UC 67, UC 69, UC 71, is the executive director of the Education Coalition, where she works exclusively in distance learning. Her company trains probation and parole agents in 38 states. She has written three textbooks and hundreds of articles about distance learning. Lane-Johnson was inducted into the USDLA Teleconferencing and Distance Learning Hall of Fame, and named AAF Advertising Woman of St. Louis, as well as Advertising Woman of the AAF 9th District. She has been awarded Emmys and Addies and was president of the Mid-America Chapter of NATAS as well as a national trustee. She teaches for several online universities, including UCLA. Lane-Johnson also has served as the national evaluator of several technology projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Toby Bachrach Newman, LA 67, was promoted to chief program officer at Jewish Family Service in Houston, where she has worked as a clinical social worker for the past nine years.
Pepper Schwartz, LA 67, GR 69, is the new love and relationships expert for the AARP. She will guide AARP’s members through the emotional, physical, and practical sides of love, dating, and sexuality as you age. She also will author “The Naked Truth,” a new weekly online column covering various topics related to love, sexuality, and relationships. Web site: www.aarp.org/nakedtruth
Kathleen (Feldman) Sitzer, LA 67, is the artistic director of New Jewish Theatre, a program of the JCC in St. Louis. The theatre has received a Kevin Kline Award.
Jacob W. Reby, BU 68, was elected a Regent of the prestigious American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). He currently serves as Missouri State Chair of ACMA. Reby is chairman of the real estate group at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LC in St. Louis.
70s
Sister Jane Klimisch, GR 71, and her twin, Jeanette, received honorary doctorates from Mount Marty College (MMC). The two nuns were recognized for their lifetime commitment to MMC and the arts.
Joe Madison, LA 71, was named the top radio talk show host by Black Talkers, a Web site that covers the black talk media industry. Madison is a veteran morning host heard nationwide on XM 169 and WOL-AM in Washington, D.C.
Greg Marecek, LA 71, published The St. Louis Football Cardinals: A Celebration of the Big Red (Reedy Press, 2009). He is founder and president of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.
Barry C. Burdick, LA 73, joined the Dayton office of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. as a project manager/architect. He is responsible for project management of federal and military projects.
Douglas Lowenstein, LA 73, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). The award recognizes contributions from those other than game-makers who had the belief and vision to build the interactive entertainment industry. Lowenstein is president and CEO of the Private Equity Council. In 1994, he was tapped to launch the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Lowenstein became the first president of the Interactive Digital Software Association in 1994. In 1996, he played an instrumental role in encouraging the ESA board to create the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
Todd Meier, LA 73, joined the Dallas law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley LLP. He counsels clients in the technology, manufacturing, financial services, commodities, and service industries on transactional and operational matters, as well as providing litigation expertise in courtroom trials. He is a former assistant Dallas County district attorney and worked for more than 10 years at Todd Meier Investments.
A. John Yoggerst, BU 73, GB 73, was appointed by the governor of Texas and confirmed by the senate to the Texas Credit Union Commission. The commission regulates state chartered credit unions throughout Texas.
Ronald B. Ziman, MD 73, is now board certified in internal medicine, neurology, and vascular neurology.
Jan Garden Castro, GR 74, GR 94, published her 16th cover story in Sculpture Magazine in September 2009. Also in September, she donated 40 more boxes of her archives and writings to Washington University Special Collections. In December 2009, Art and Living Magazine published her profiles on 12 innovative American museum directors and 12 artists who represent “American Art Now.” Castro has also published six books, including the bestselling The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe. She resides in New York and is reachable on Facebook.
Mario G. Fiorilli, HS 75, was recognized by the city council of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, for his 30 years of service and for the important role he has played as a member of the community and as a member of the health profession. Fiorilli is a practicing internist and infectious disease specialist with an interest in public health.
Carl R. Schwartz, EN 75, LA 75, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. He works in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady in the area of biotechnology law/intellectual property law.
Carole (Rambach) Breen, SW 76, is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. For more than 20 years, she has been a docent at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Leslie McKinney, LA 76, GM 82, reports that her daughter, Ariel, is a junior at Washington University. Ariel is a third-generation Washington University student. Her grandfather, Gary McKinney, graduated from University College in 1960.
James L. Cobb, GB 77, is the owner of COBBCO, an independent contractor for the state of California. He has extensive hands-on management and information technology experience.
Arnold W. Donald, EN 77, is the chair of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s board of trustees. He is the first African American to hold this position.
John Barnes, LA 78, GR 81, will publish his 28th novel, a political thriller titled DIRECTIVE 51, with Ace (a division of Penguin) on April 10, 2010.
Bruce E. Friedman, LA 78, was selected for inclusion on the 2009 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list in the area of family law. Friedman, a principal of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC in Clayton, Mo., practices exclusively in the area of family law, with particular emphasis in substantial net worth cases, high-end alimony, prenuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements, and surrogacy law.
Katie J. Griffith, SW 78, works with older adults and makes medical and financial decisions for them when the court appoints her agency conservator. She also counsels older victims of crime.
Carol Sklenicka, GR 78, GR 86, published Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life (Scribner, 2009). The biography earned critical praise and was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Chronicle and The New York Times.
Stephen R. Woodley, LA 78, DE 82, was named a 2009 Super Lawyer by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. He is a principal in the St. Louis law firm of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC.
Jim Holliman, MD 79, received the Humanitarian Award from the International Federation for Emergency Medicine for his career work in developing the specialty of emergency medicine in disadvantaged countries.
Debbie (Levy) Vicksman, LA 79, completed her 30th year of teaching (28 years in kindergarten). Her husband, Sandy, completed his 27th year in his optometry practice. The couple recently celebrated their 27th anniversary. They have two children: Andi, 15, and Adam, 12.
Cate (Blum) Wirth, SW 79, moved to Vermont more than 10 years ago and has been working on an in-patient psychiatric unit of the local community hospital. She lives with her partner, her 16-year-old daughter, and her 10-year-old son.
80s
George J. Nassar, Jr., GL 80, was selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers. He is an attorney at Glankler Brown, PLLC in Memphis, where he focuses on estate planning and probate.
Merilyn Greenblatt Robbins, BU 80, is a regional credit manager with Armstrong Cabinet Products in Plano, Texas. She has two children: Joshua, 22, and Scott, 19. Both of her sons attend the University of Texas at Austin; Josh is studying economics, and Scott is studying finance and marketing. E-mail: Mrobbins@armstrong.com
Justin B. Starren, LA 80, GR 87, MD 87, received the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Leadership Award for outstanding volunteer leadership and service to the organization. He also was re-elected to serve on AMIA’s board of directors. Starren is director of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation’s Biomedical Informatics Research Center. He also is associate medical director for informatics at the Marshfield Clinic. He serves as visiting associate professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and adjunct associate professor of biomedical informatics and radiology at Columbia University.
Cecelia Urban, LW 80, HA 82, has handled criminal appeals for the New Jersey public defender for the past 15 years. She previously worked several years representing people with disabilities in governmental jobs, private practice, and nonprofit organizations.
Barbara Blaine, SW 81, received a Leadership Award from Call To Action, a national lay Catholic organization. Blaine is founder and president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. SNAP is the nation’s oldest and largest support group for victims of clergy sexual abuse with 9,000 members.
Wanda (Briscoe) Roane, LA 81, published Christmas Is a Birthday Story (Tate Publishing, 2009). The book tells the Christmas story from a Christian perspective.
Bruce L. Bonds, LW 82, and Kevin J. Luther, LW 84, are co-authors of a book on workers’ compensation law in Illinois. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law, 2009-2010 Edition (West, 2009) is the 27th volume of the Illinois Practice Series. Bonds and Luther are attorneys at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen.
Kathy (Miller) Evans, OT 82, is the owner of Write for Your Life Stories, LLC. She writes life stories and personal memoirs based on weekly in-depth interviews at the client’s home. Evans has written nearly 20 life stories and is now expanding her business by adding freelance writers to help meet demand.
David D. Levine, LA 83, received the Endeavour Award at OryCon for his collection Space Magic (Wheatland Press, 2008). The award is for “a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors.”
Jeanette Meyer, LA 83, joined RE/MAX Alliance as a broker associate in Fort Collins, Colo. She has been in real estate for eight years and was voted “Best in Business” for the last three years. She also earned the designation of Distressed Property Expert and has specific understanding of the options available to homeowners to avoid foreclosure. E-mail: jmeyer@remax.net
Paul Obrock, DE 83, was awarded fellowship in the American College of Dentists. He is the immediate past-president of the Central Illinois Academy of General Dentistry; past-president of the T.L. Gilmer Dental Society; a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Academy of Dentistry International. Obrock also is a volunteer with the Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped and is on the executive board and is a volunteer for the T.L. Gilmer Give Kids a Smile program. He is a family dentist and senior partner at Cornerstone Dental Health.
Pearl M. Johnson, SW 84, is a coordinator of religious education and outreach services.
Alexander P. Auchus, MD 85, is the Professor and McCarty Chair of Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Julie (Grossman) Compton, LA 85, LW 88, published Rescuing Olivia (Minotaur Books, 2010). The book is her second novel. Web site: www.julie-compton.com
Lisa O'Rear-Lassen, LW 85, works full time as a program manager in a community college setting. She also is a full-time seminary student at Bexley Hall, a seminary of the Episcopal Church, in Columbus, Ohio. She has been married for 17 years and has a daughter, Alena, 13.
Margaret Reyes Dempsey, LA 86, wrote The Benefactor (The Wild Rose Press, 2009). She is partnering with local charities and donating net proceeds from sales to the causes they support. Web site: www.MargaretReyesDempsey.com
Margaret “Margie” Oppenheimer, FA 86, graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 2007. She is currently an internal medicine resident at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She expects to complete her residency in May 2010.
John Shomaker, BU 86, GB 87, is CEO of AdJuggler, Inc., a Washington, D.C–based digital advertising software company. He and his wife, Betsy (Norwood) Shomaker, LA 86, reside in McLean, Va., with their three children.
Paul Eykamp, LA 87, LA 87, and his wife, Stephanie Jensen, announce the birth of Tyler George Jensen-Eykamp on May 16, 2008. Web site: www.paul.eykamp.net
Eric D. Green, GM 87, MD 87, HS 91, is director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Green is the former NHGRI scientific director and director of the NHGRI Division of Intramural Research. He founded and directed the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, established the Social and Behavioral Research Branch and the NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, and helped launch innovative programs such as the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. In addition, Green is the chief of the Genome Technology Branch and head of that branch’s physical mapping section. Since the early 1990s, Green’s research program has been at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence, and understand complex genomes. His work includes significant involvement in the Human Genome Project.
Catherine Werner, LW 88, is St. Louis’ first sustainability director. She works on the city’s energy and environmental conservation projects.
Glynn Young, GR 88, was named to the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame for Advertising and Public Relations. His career in St. Louis has centered on public relations for Monsanto, Solutia, and St. Louis Public Schools. He has written hundreds of speeches for executives and has won nine national awards for those efforts. His corporate communication duties also included public relations management, employee and executive communications, for which he won two Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Young helped reorganize the St. Louis Public Schools by devoting a year to revamping the internal and external communications programs for the district. He was given the PRSA College of Fellows Award in 2005 for his lifetime achievement in the field. He is director, online strategy and communications for Monsanto.
Henry M. Bass, EN 89, GB 89, returned from a one-year deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army. While serving as a logistics officer, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Bass received a bronze star for the logistics accomplishments achieved during his deployment. He recently passed the INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional certification exam. Web site: www.HenryBass.com
John A. Fingerhut, SI 89, SI 94, is taking a year off to assist the Falling Apple Science Institute in writing a science curriculum for high school students. He also home schools his two teenage sons in math and science.
Anne Khademian, GR 89, was named a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow. She is a professor with Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs.
Anne Peabody, FA 89, had an installation commissioned by the 21c Museum in Louisville. Her piece, Wheel of Fortune, will be on display in the Atrium Gallery in conjunction with the Glass Art Society conference in June 2010. The work consists of a monument funnel cloud constructed of silvered glass and hand-carved gilt wooden figurines.
George A. Plumley, GR 89, published WordPress 24-Hour Trainer (Wiley, John & Sons, Inc., 2009). The book, which includes a DVD with video tutorials, is for beginners and shows how to build a Web site using this open-source program. Web site: www.p2p.wrox.com/book-wordpress-24-hour-trainer
90s
Toivo Rovainen, LA 90, performs instrumental music on recorder and pike drill with Ravenrook Enterprises, who offer historical entertainment in the Seattle area. The Ravenrook Consort recently released their second CD of Renaissance music, primarily English songs of revelry and merriment. Rovainen plays on tracks 11 and 17. Web site: www.ravenrook.com/revel/cd.jsp
Alison (Brownstein) Dow, LA 91, and her husband, Ian, announce the birth of Keira Megan on Sept. 14, 2009. She joins big sister, Emily. The family resides in New York City.
Peter M. Durand, FA 91, works with Vanderbilt University to support strategy and transformation in the area of health care and biomedical informatics. He still draws and occasionally paints. His lives with his wife, Diane, and their two daughters in Nashville. Web site: peterdurand.wordpress.com
Charles D. Harris, LA 91, is in his second year as a U.S. Fulbright Grantee in Romania. His initial grant was renewed.
Stefanie (Juster) Gothelf, LA 92, resides in Rockville, Md., with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter, Rebeckah Jordan, 3. Stefanie is a contracts administrator for QIAGEN, Inc. She completed her chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer in October after being diagnosed in March 2009. E-mail: stefanie@gothelf.org
Jim Neal, GB 92, is vice president of business development at XOMA, a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies.
Domingo Such, LA 92, GB 92, was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law. Such is a partner in the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Cristina Villa, LA 92, and her husband, Okan Hazar, announce the birth of Adrian Okan on Aug. 24, 2009. The family resides in West Palm Beach, Fla., where Cristina is direct marketing coordinator for LifeExtension and Okan is restaurant general manager for The Resort at Singer Island.
George Wu, LA 92, started the Internet venture Netbrawl.com, a site where users run and participate in tournaments on every possible topic. Wu resides in New York City and serves as president of the company.
Edward A. Bussanich, TI 93, was recognized for 15 years of service at Compuware Corporation in August 2009. He is a software developer.
Richard A. Cummings, SW 93, entered a residency program for Nouveau Riche, a company that helps people whose homes have been foreclosed. He has three sons.
Josh Goldstein, LA 93, was chosen to design a large billboard in Times Square for Target. The 6,000-square-foot billboard incorporates the dizzying array of cultures, languages, images, and textures one experiences on a daily basis in New York City. Much of the iconography is taken from bodegas, Coney Island, and Chinese take-out menus, as well as graffiti, Bangladeshi newspapers, Russian movie posters, subway signage, and street art. (See Alumni Profiles in this issue.)
Horatio H. Law, GF 93, is an assistant professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. He works in installation and public art. Web site: www.horatiolaw.com
Leigh Stringer, LA 93, GB 98, GA 98, published The Green Workplace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), a comprehensive guide that demonstrates how green businesses can reduce costs, enhance productivity, improve recruitment and retention, increase shareholder value, and contribute to a healthier natural environment. She is based at HOK architecture firm in Washington, D.C.
Masanori Suzuki, GB 93, returned to Japan after two-and-a-half years in Chicago. He is the president of FA Motion Company, Misumi.
Arnor Bieltvedt,
GF 94, was represented by the Dutch art gallery Galerie Beeldkracht at the international art fair Lineart in Gent, Belgium, in December 2009. His paintings are based on his childhood memories of the Icelandic landscape and interest in the flora and color of his new home in Southern California. Web site: www.beeldkracht.com/kunstenaars/Arnor_Bieltvedt.htm.
Danielle (Balfe) MacMillan, SW 94, is a staff therapist at the Summit Counseling Center. She provides counseling services to adults, children, teens, and families. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, parenting issues, and family therapy.
Tomohiko Murakami,
GB 94, is a member of the board and CFO of Japan Kantar Research & TNS Infoplan Japan. Kantar, a group company of WPP and marketing research and marketing insight solution company, acquired Taylor Nelson Sofres in 2008.
Susan (Phelps) Stuart,
LW 94, lives and works in Scottsdale, Ariz., as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court.
Carol (Dugan) Falk, SW 95, works at the VA Medical Center in St. Louis in surgery/social work and is still able to address mental health issues.
Jolie C. Holschen,
LA 95, MD 99, is team physician for the USA Hockey Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team for the 2010 Olympic Games.
Karen (Edwards) Jackson, LA 97, and her husband, Chris Jackson, LA 95, announce the birth of Lillian “Lily” Frances on Nov. 10, 2009. She joins big sister, Abby, 5. Karen and Chris were married in September 2008. The family resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where Chris is a principal at Microsoft and the worldwide technical lead for Windows application compatibility. E-mail: cjacks@live.com
Basharat H. Muneer,
BU 95, graduated from Advocate Illinois Masonic cardiology fellowship in 2009 and joined the Fox Valley Cardiovascular Consultants in Aurora, Ill.
Brian Vitale, GA 95, received the 2009 Dubin Family Young Architect Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Vitale is a design director at Gensler. Some of his recent assignments include the Barney’s New York store in Chicago; the Johnson Controls Headquarters in Milwaukee; an award-winning conceptual design for a pedestrian bridge in Pittsburgh; and First Federal Savings Bank in Mishawaka, Ind. Vitale’s pro bono work includes founding the program, VOLUME: Creating New Libraries for Chicago Public Schools, that matches designers with builders and corporate partners to redesign school libraries at no cost to the school.
Liz Wattenberg, LA 95, is the vice president of business development for Lanier Parking Solutions. She previously managed Zipcar Atlanta for four years. Wattenberg recently earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation and is looking forward to “greening” the parking industry.
Dina (Baldwin) Berdy, SW 96, is a therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic. She is building her private practice working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Bob Heider,
SI 96, was elected a fellow of the International Society of Automation “in recognition of contributions to the simulation, development, and implementation of advanced control strategies.” He is an adjunct faculty member in chemical engineering at Washington University.
Justin Kim, LA 96, finished his fellowship and is a colorectal surgeon at Kaiser Permanente. He resides in Napa, Calif., with his wife and children.
Mark Klapow, LA 96, and his wife, Kelly, announce the birth of Jeremy Alan on Aug. 11, 2009. He joins big siblings: Emily, Zachary, and Avery. The family resides in Somerset, Md. Mark is a partner at Howrey, specializing in complex commercial litigation. E-mail: klapowm@howrey.com
Ayala (Weiner) Usdin, LA 96, and her husband, Ken, announce the birth of Jordan Matthew on Nov. 10, 2009. He joins big sister, Ellie Rebecca. The family resides in New York City, where Ayala is a physical therapist.
Priscilla F. Welikala, SW 96, is a social worker with Does Consultancies in Sri Lanka. She lectures at the National Institute of Social Development (NISD) in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Welikala also is a member of the NISD governing council.
Anne Baecker Duncan, BU 97, GR 05, and her husband, Judson Duncan, EN 97, announce the birth of Ruby Caroline on Oct. 9, 2009. She joins big sisters, Martha Elizabeth, 4, and Sarah Marie, 2. The family resides in Singapore, where Judson works for Emerson Process Management. E-mail: annie_duncan@yahoo.com and judson_duncan@yahoo.com
Ellen (Hoffman) Gealt, LA 97, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Samuel Logan on Oct. 4, 2009. The family resides in Voorhees, N.J.
David Dimoplon, SW 98, is a school-based counselor working with children and families at Wabash Valley Hospital.
Stephanie Linn, BU 98, and Seth Krantz were married on Oct. 3, 2009, in Chicago. The couple resides in Chicago, where Stephanie is a senior manager at Deloitte Tax LLP and Seth is a resident in general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Amy (Hoger) Ramsey, OT 98, works part time as a school-based occupational therapist and stays home part time with her two kids: Mason, 5, and Natalie, 2.
Jen Chierek, LA 99, LA 99, and Brent Znosko were married on Aug. 1, 2009, in Crystal City, Mo. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in St. Louis, where Jen is an employment attorney at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne and Brent is an assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Louis University.
Heather Diamond, LA 99, and her husband, Eytan Fisch, announce the birth of Judah Micah on July 6, 2009. The family resides in Washington, D.C.
Shannon (Lyons) Green, LA 99, and her husband, Walter, announce the birth of Gracyn Eva on Aug. 14, 2009. She joins big sister, Kimsey Noelle, 2. The family resides in College Park, Md. Shannon is the fisheries ecosystem coordinator for Maryland Sea Grant College and develops ecosystem-based fisheries management for the Chesapeake Bay.
Karen Jashinksy,
BU 99, is the founder and CEO of 02 MAX Fitness, a youth fitness and media company based in Santa Monica, Calif. 02 MAX recently launched MAX U for college students. MAX U programs are designed by personal trainers and provide workouts, nutrition guidelines, and inspirational advice to clients via weekly e-mail. The personal trainers also check in several times a week via e-mail, phone, or text to provide motivation. Web site: www.02MAXfitness.com and magazine.wustl.edu/Summer09/AlumniProfiles
Neil H. Miller,
LA 99, teaches computer animation at two colleges.
Hedvig Berry Wibskov, LA 99, and her husband, Michael Schack Balle Jensen, announce the birth of Storm on Oct. 12, 2009. He joins big brother, Gregers, 3. The family resides in Copenhagen, Denmark.
00s
Alana Klein, LA 00, LA 00, and her husband, Douglas Prisco, LA 98, moved to New York from Los Angeles.
Goh Kurosawa, LA 00, is a composer, performer, guitarist, and band leader on the West Coast and in Japan. In 2009, the title track of his album, HITORI, was nominated and placed among the top six in the category of solo guitar song at Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville. This is the largest music award ceremony of any kind in music history.
Jason H. Thomas, LA 00, published his first book, Need Encouragement? (Trafford Publishing, 2009). It is a collection of inspirational writings.
Hao Zheng, EN 00, EN 00, SI 02, earned accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional. She is a project engineer at Kwame Building Group in St. Louis.
Sarah Johnson,
LA 01, was selected as a 2009–10 White House fellow. She is one of 15 people selected this year for the White House Fellows Program, one of the nation’s most prestigious leadership and public service programs.
Ken Mitchell,
LA 01, was promoted from senior teacher to academic director of EF International Language Schools in San Francisco in August 2009.
Heather (Brouillet) Navarro,
LA 01, LW 08, and her husband, Diego Navarro, EN 98, live in the Central West End of St. Louis with their two children: Lucas and Maria. Heather is an associate at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy, III, LC, and Diego is a teacher at Saint Louis University High School.
Renee (Shafer) Altman, BU 02, and her husband, Adam, announce the birth of Rebecca Sophie and Leah Ella on Oct. 1, 2009.
Sarah Lipman, BU 02, and Adam D. Sherman, BU 02, GB 03, were married on July 26, 2009.
Lindsay M. Phillips, BU 02, received an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in June 2009. She is a senior manager of public affairs at CME
Group in Chicago.
Beth (Goldsmith) Russell, LA 02, received a doctorate in genetics from Yale in December 2009. She and her husband, John T. Russell, LA 02, have been married since September 2005.
Elizabeth T. Bernard,
LW 03, is a partner in the intellectual property department at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Daniel Blaser, LA 03, was honored at the Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond Pro Bono Awards and Benefit in November 2009. As an associate at Paul Hastings, Blaser has gone “above and beyond” in providing outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence.
Nicole Blicher, LA 03, and Charles Paloux were married recently. Nicole launched her own PR firm, Red Balloon Public Relations. She is also the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Nice People Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
Kyu Young Lee,
GL 03, LW 05, is legal coordinator for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company.
Alicia McDonald,
LA 03, LW 09, is an associate at Bryan Cave LLP.
Marisa Wegrzyn,
LA 03, won the 2009 Wasserstein Prize for her play Hickorydickory. The award is given annually to an emerging female playwright. She developed Hickorydickory at Washington University while under the tutelage of Carter Lewis, playwright-in-residence. Bill Whitaker, senior lecturer in drama, directed the play’s world premiere in St. Louis. Hickorydickory was an A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival and Competition winner.
Sarah K. Chenault, FA 04, is pursuing a Master of Arts in Latin American studies at UCLA. She is focusing on fine arts.
Brian Golden, LA 04, is artistic director of Chicago’s Theatre Seven, a three-year-old company that is staging Cooperstown, the third play he has written. Web site: www.TheatreSeven.org
Jessica K. Jackson, LA 04, is a merchandise planner for Polo Ralph Lauren. She is pursuing a master’s degree in global fashion management at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Jason Klein, LA 04, is a case manager/project manager and research assistant at Envirotoxicology. He spearheads projects by leading cross-functional teams in nationwide scientific studies of health effects caused by exposure to environmental pollution. Klein has presented at international conferences, and he has written and published a paper on residential exposure to benzene and Hodgkin’s disease.
Jared Macke,
EN 04, is online marketing manager at Scottrade. He is responsible for a team that oversees Scottrade’s Internet display advertising, search marketing, and online marketing analytics.
Lorri (Fehlker) Martin, LA 04, and her husband, Drew Martin, LA 06, reside in Columbia, Mo. Lorri recently completed her doctorate degree in physical therapy through Saint Louis University. Drew is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. They have a daughter, Ella Rose, 1.
Emily J. Tetzlaff, LA 04, is an associate at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.
Julie M. Thompson, GB 04, is the business operations manager in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine.
Mark F. Winker,
GB 04, is vice president of commercial lending at Midwest BankCentre in St. Louis. He serves commercial and industrial loan and treasury management businesses.
Almut Becker, GB 05, and Oliver Falk, GB 05, were married in July 2009. The couple resides in Germany with their son, Noah Anand. Almut works at DB Mobility Logistics AG, the company that runs the German train system.
Jami Crespo, LA 05, and Aaron Seligman, LA 05, were married on Aug. 30, 2009.
Lauren B. Kaczmar, LA 05, lives in Washington, D.C., and works at Strayer University as a student support representative. She is hoping to begin a doctorate program in education in the near future.
Thomas Kim, GB 05, is a global procurement manager at HNI. He manages purchasing of raw material, freight, and inventory.
Tonya (Ward) Murphy, LA 05, is pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling. She has two sons: a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old.
Amanda (Taylor) Ogilvy
, OT 05, announces the birth of Emily Grace on Oct. 12, 2009. She joins big sister, Adelaide Mae, 2.
Ellen Clifford, LA 06, presented her one-act comedy, FLAT, in St. Louis on Nov. 15, 2009. FLAT challenges society’s standards of beauty and its dangerous quest for perfection. Clifford performs the lead role, and Lora Ivanova, LA 03, directs.
Jacqueline Graves,
LA 06, GR 06, is a first-year law student at Saint Louis University.
Seth Greenberg, LA 06, is working for a microfinance institution in New Delhi, India. His position is through a fellowship with Lok Capital, a social venture capital fund based in New Delhi.
Alex Reich,
LA 06, graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. During his law school career, Reich served as chairperson of Cleveland-Marshall’s nationally ranked moot court team. Individually, he received national awards for appellate advocacy. He is an associate at the Cleveland law firm Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP. He works in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment groups.
Ashley (Johnson) Scher, LA 06, moved to London in January 2009.
Lindsey R. Glucksman, LA 07, is in her second year of medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Nicole Huels,
LA 07, is a first-grade teacher with Teach For America.
Ryotaro Kato, LW 07, received the Clinical Teacher of the Year Award at the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards ceremony in 2009 at Washington University’s School of Medicine. Kato is a physician at the St. Louis VA Medical Center.
Bill H. Maas, LA 07, is stationed at Fort Still in Oklahoma. He is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology at Cameron University.
Teddy Wayne,
GR 07, published KAPITOIL (Harper Perennial, 2010).
Justin A. Wilke, EN 07, SI 07, and Holly Smith were married on Oct. 24, 2009, in Nashville, Ill. Justin is a construction estimator at Jacobs Engineering, and Holly is a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the cardio-thoracic ICU.
Joseph A. Ficek,
LA 08, is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology with a certificate in animal behavior and conservation at the City University of New York Hunter College.
Rachel A. Lyons,
LA 08, is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Syracuse, N.Y. The year-long service program focuses on outreach to those in poverty. Lyons lives in community with other volunteers who all practice the four values of the corps: community, spirituality, social justice, and simple living.
Jessica Lane,
BU 09, is a junior associate at E3 Consultants Group, a select group of financial professionals providing comprehensive wealth and risk management services focused on income tax minimization strategies. Web site: www.e3wealth.com
Shehani W. Samaranayake,
GB 09, is the manager of strategy and corporate development at Sigma-Aldrich.
Miska L. Shaw, LW 09, is an associate at Glankler Brown, PLLC in Memphis. She concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation, including family law, personal injury law, employment law, and business law.
Trisha A. Wolf,
LA 09, works at a hospital in Montana through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.