|CLASSMATES Spring 2001|
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William Webster, LW 49, received the 2001 Justice Award from the American Judicature Society (AJS). The society's highest distinction, the award recognizes a lifetime of dedication to the improvement of the administration of justice at the national level.
Walter H. Lundt, LA 52, GR 56, was inducted into the Missouri Water Polo Hall of Fame as player, coach, and contributor, on Nov. 18, 2000. He created St. Louis high school water polo in 1959 and coached Clayton High to state championships 10 times from 19591974.
Patricia Dubose Duncan, FA 54, is being honored by a 50-year retrospective exhibit of her painting, drawing, and photography at the Beach Museum at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Sylvia D. Mooney, FA 58, earned an MA degree in sculpture from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., in 1999. She taught sculpture at Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, Mo., in fall 1999, and in 2000, she taught fundamentals of drawing and art at Longview Community College, Lee's Summit, Mo., where she now teaches figure drawing.
Glen E. Stuckel, EN 60, a home builder and remodeler in Louisville, Ky., has received the 2000 Presidents Award in the category of Best Basement Finish from the Home Builders Association of Kentucky.
Archie Bankston, LW 62, GB 64, secretary and general counsel of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, has been awarded the Bracebridge H. Young Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Corporate Secretaries (ASCS). The award, given to a society member, is ASCS' highest honor and has been awarded only nine times since the association's founding in 1946.
George E. Hayward, GR 62, has retired in Abingdon, Va., after a 40-year career in college admissions and development and private fund-raising consulting. Positions held include director of admissions at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; director of development at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas; vice president of Washington College, Chestertown, Md.; and vice president of J. Donovan Associates, Salem, Mass.
Patricia Gregory Ceresoli, OT 63, is in private practice in pediatric mental health in Peoria, Ill. She specializes in sexual-abuse counseling and crisis intervention.
Gail Buchanan Delente, GR 63, GR 66, was awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Embassy. The installation ceremony took place at the National Arts Club on Oct. 6, 2000, in New York City.
Margaret "Peggy" Kerwin Morrow, BU 63, a nationally known customer service consultant, was named a "content expert" in the area of customer service for Inc.com. Her article "Eight Keys to Creating a Customer Service Culture," excerpted from her book Customer Service: The Key to Your Competitive Edge, was voted the fourth most popular in a recent reader survey.
Manon Cleary, FA 64, had a solo exhibition at Pass Gallery in Washington, D.C., in October 2000. She was awarded an individual artist grant by a D.C. commission on the arts and humanities. She also was part of a group exhibition, Under the Influence: Manon Cleary and Her Students, a 30-Year Retrospective. In 20002001 she curated an exhibition on Felix Angel and won a University of D.C. President's Medallion for faculty.
Leonard J. Frankel, LW 65, received the 2000 Distinguished Service Award from the St. Louis County Bar Association. Also, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee, and, for the spring 2001 semester, he is teaching alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct professor for Washington University's School of Law.
Fred T. Kirchner, UC 65, has retired and volunteers at a hospital. He has six grandkids.
Neal Rubin, BU 65, formed Principle Systems Consulting in April 2000. It is an information technology consulting firm dedicated to high quality at a reasonable price.
Patricia Westheimer, LA 65, lives in Portugal, where she works as a professor and journalist.
Joel Honigbaum, UC 66, formed Honigbaum & Associates, an Indianapolis-based consulting practice focused on helping clients respond to governmental requests for proposals and strategically analyze new business opportunities in the health-care environment. Retired from Anthem (BCBS Indiana) after 25 years of service, he is serving state and local government agencies as well as federal agencies such as CHAMPUS. Web site: www.rfpwriting.com.
Janet Phillips Sharma, LA 66, is chair of the Volunteer Center National Network Council, which, in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation, leads the efforts of 500 volunteer centers across the country to engage people effectively in volunteer service to meet community needs. She has been executive director of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, N.J., one of the largest centers in the eastern United States, since 1993.
Paula A. Asinof, LA 68, has joined the Tricom Groupan executive search firm for the high-tech industryas a principal in the firm's new Dallas office.
Robert J. Messey, BU 68, is now senior vice president and chief financial officer of Arch Coal, Inc., the second-largest coal company in the United States. Previously, he was vice president-finance for Jacobs Engineering.
Hans Hecker, LA 69, GA 71, joined Forum Studio St. Louisa full-service architecture, engineering, and planning collaborativeas a principal.
John Grew-Sheridan, LA 70, designed the service altar for Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in memory of his late wife, Carolyn Grew-Sheridan, LA 69. The altar was dedicated Nov. 30, 2000.
Randy Hammer, LA 70, GR 75, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, is in private practice, specializing in relationships. He and his fiancée live part time in St. Louis and part time in Destin, Fla. He has two daughters: Alison is a senior advertising major at the University of FloridaGainesville, and Elizabeth is a junior, majoring in communications at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mary C. "Mikki" Brewster, SW 71, was appointed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon as one of 15 founding members of the Missouri Foundation for Health, the state's newest and largest health-care philanthropy. Each year, the foundation is expected to distribute at least 5 percent of its assets to address unmet health needs of poor and underserved populations in a service area that includes St. Louis and 85 counties in eastern, central, and southwestern Missouri.
Thomas G. Lewin, LW 72, was listed in the 200001 edition of Best Lawyers in Americain the area of corporate law. He is a member of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman.
Doug Shine, SW 72, was featured as an expert panelist on a family violence segment on PrimeTime in November 2000.
Todd Meier, LA 73, sold his retail automobile businesses in November 1998 and started his own venture capital business with acquisitions in technology, telecom, banking, and Internet companies. He also purchased a home in Utah, where he spends 60 to 90 days per year with his family.
Thomas W. Simon, GR 73, teaches philosophy at Illinois State University and practices law. He recently published Law and Philosophy (McGraw Hill), and in 1999 he was a Fulbright lecturer. He serves on the law faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; is a consultant for the United Nations Working Group on Minorities, in Geneva; and is part of the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association.
Jim Harlan, EN 74, continues work on a natural gas storage development company after returning from 14 years in Indonesia.
Lane Gustafson Devereux, GR 75, wrote a full-length play, Like Fish Swimming Through Rock, which was chosen as one of six plays in the ninth annual New Play Reading Series at the Country Playhouse in Houston, held March 25. He developed this play last year as a member of Edward Albee's playwriting class at the University of Houston.
Eugene V. Nolfi, Jr., LA 75, retired from the U.S. Navy on Sept. 1, 2000, at the rank of captain after 20 years in the Dental Corps. He is enrolled in a two-year pediatric dentistry residency program at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Gene and his wife, Linnea, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on May 25, 2000, and have three sons, James, 17, Domenick, 13, and Trey, 12.
Meg Errichetti Helms, GB 76, recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with Johnson & Johnson. In April 2000 she moved to a new position as director of new business development worldwide for Gynecare, the women's health division of Ethicon, Inc. Meg's childrenJulia, 12, and Alexander, 10are doing well. If any classmates plan travel close to Princeton, N.J., she says, "Give me a call!" E-mail: email@example.com.
Ronald W. Leong, LA 76, MD 81, has been promoted to assistant vice president for global safety surveillance and epidemiology for Wyeth-Ayerst Research.
Ken Cooper, LA 77, is the new national editor at the Boston Globe.
Wendy Geringer, LA 77, is executive director of the New York Cancer Project, the largest epidemiological study ever undertaken to examine the interaction of genetics, lifestyle, and environment in the development of cancer. She works in New York City and lives with her husband and two sons in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy C. Morris, LA 77, and Ned Rousmaniere write that 24 years after meeting in Wohl Center Cafeteria, they gave birth to a baby girl, Isabel Lee Morris Rousmaniere. Wendy also has been designing public art events in conjunction with the visit of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, to Minneapolis in May 2001. Ned works for the State of Minnesota Employee Assistance Program.
Arthur Hofstetter, LA 78, was named executive director and head of the Chicago office of UBS/Warburg's equity capital markets division.
Dean Stein, LA 78, moved from New York City to Dutchess County, N.Y., where he became deputy executive director of the Dyson Foundation in Millbrook, N.Y.
Jim Talent, LA 78, former U.S. Representative from Missouri, became Washington University's first Robert S. Brookings fellow in January. The fellowship could last up to two years, during which time he will teach courses in political science.
Will Brown, GB 79, joined as partner the Sacramento, Calif., public affairs consulting firm of Lang, Hansen, O'Malley and Miller, specializing in political strategy, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and government and public affairs management. He works on clients' behalf throughout the Western states.
Laura Schweitzer, GR 79, is now dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Louisville, Ky.
Roger J. Shields, TI 79, was appointed city administrator for the city of Fenton, Mo.
Beth S. Slavet, LW 79, was named chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board in December 2000 by then-President Bill Clinton.
Cordell Bullis, HA 81, retired from the Medical Service Corps of the Air Force in December 1997. For the past three years he has been a senior systems analyst for the TRICARE Management Activity, a contract position with ACS Government Solutions group. On Aug. 14, 2001, he and his wife, Carolynn, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They are the proud grandparents of one grandchild, who is 4.
Janet Dodrill, FA 81, has joined the Cleveland Institute of Art as director of Web services. In this new staff position, she is responsible for the redesign and maintenance of the institute's Web site. She resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
April D. Nauman, LA 81, published her first novel, Scorch, in April 2001. The novel is a sociopolitical satire set in a slightly futuristic America governed by three huge conglomerates. (Look for it on amazon.com.) Over the years she has published short stories in several literary journals. She is an assistant professor of education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, working to improve literacy instruction in urban schools. She lives in Oak Park with her 7-year-old daughter, Maggie. She would love to hear from old friends! E-mail: email@example.com.
Jennifer Goldberg Low, LA 82, says, "Life continues in St. Louis. I am associate general counsel at Express Scripts, Inc., and my husband, Dan, is doing research in medical physics at Washington University's School of Medicine. Daughter, Hannah, is thrilled with the arrival of our puppyKasha."
Jerry Kurlandski, LA 83, spent 12 years teaching the English language in Morocco, Portugal, Great Britain, and the New York City area. In 1994, he married Lactitia Cairoli, and they have two children, Sophia and Luke. Jerry gave up teaching to enter the computer industry in 1997. He is now a software engineer at Lucent Technologies in Whippany, N.J. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy A. Plurad, PT 83, says she and her husband, Santiago A. Boye Plurad, Jr., LA 82, are "busy with four kids. Bo is a pediatrician in St. Louis City, and I am looking forward to using my P.T. degree in the near future."
Renee (Speck) Luba, LA 84, has four children: Adam, 9, Rachel, 8, Jake, 7, and Joey, 5. She has a full-time cosmetic dentistry practice in Monterey, Calif. Her husband, Dan Luba, a gastroenterologist, also practices in Monterey.
Craig Powers, LA 84, is the new director for grassroots advocacy for Amnesty International USA, coordinating and directing membership lobbying of Congress on human rights issues. Previously he spent 12 years as national security adviser to U.S. Rep. Connie Morella, specializing in human rights and U.S. policy in Central America. He lives in Bethesda, Md. E-mail: email@example.com.
Mohsen Sohi, SI 84, SI 89, will handle NCR Corp.'s retail businesses in Atlanta. Mohsen's previously worked for AlliedSignal and its new owner, Honeywell, for 14 years.
Liana Toscanini, LA 84, married Richard Migot in September 1993, and they reside in New York.
Pete Woods, LW 84, is the managing partner of Haar & Woods, a commercial litigation firm in St. Louis. He continues as chairman of Reconcilers, a ministry devoted to racial reconciliation in the St. Louis metro area. In January 2001, he became the chairman of the Elder Board at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Webster Groves, Mo.
Susan (Golier) Wright, GB 84, was promoted in August to vice president and CIO of Faulding Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceuticals company based in New Jersey. In November, her husband of 11 years, Timothy Wright, died after a protracted struggle with cancer. "My company was amazing in giving me the time that I needed to care for Tim and keep him home, where he died. I knew Tim for 25 years; all my 'bests' were with him, and I miss him so much."
Gary Ahrens, EN 85, was named managing director in charge of the Dayton, Ohio, office and national account manager for the U.S. Air Force for KPMG Consulting. Gary has one son, Dean, 5. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrence Duffy, DE 85, of Orlando, Fla., became an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Mark Feltenstein, EN 85, has worked for Shell Chemical Co. since graduation. He recently was transferred to London, England, for a three-year assignment. He and his wife, Jane, are looking forward to traveling and playing golf in Europe.
Jon Herz, LA 85, and Malia Herz expected their first child in April 2001.
Janet Dinger Lawlor, PT 85, says she cherishes her education at Washington University.
Mary Ann Morrow, GB 85, was appointed executive vice president of Nurse Partners, a division of Health Partners America, in Chicago as of October 2000.
James M. Anderson, EN 86, SI 91, and his wife, Lori, welcomed their second child, Nicholas Jacob, into their family on Nov. 20, 2000. They reside in Richardson, Texas, where Jim is a senior product manager for a telecom start-up firm, Santera Systems. E-mail: email@example.com.
Lisa Boguslaw, LA 86, and her husband, Seth Holtzman, have a daughter, Ava Rebekah, born July 19, 2000. They live in Salisbury, N.C.
Margaret Reyes Dempsey, LA 86, and Daniel Dempsey announce the birth of their son, Jon Carlisle, born Nov. 4, 1999. "Okay, okay, so he's already more than a year old. We've been catching up on our sleep! I'd love to hear from fellow classmates." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Judson, BU 86, and Ellen Judson are pleased to announce the birth of their third child, Rachel Jenna, on Nov. 2, 2000. She is welcomed by big brothers Michael, 5, and Eric, 2. Andy is a vice president/management supervisor at QIM Marketing in Princeton, N.J.
Brian Kanter, EN 86, and Dianna Kanter welcomed their daughter, Lauren Paige Kanter, born June 22, 2000. Brian was named the leader of Deloitte Consulting's aerospace and defense practice in the Americas.
R. Leslie Limbaugh, LA 86, began a new job with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri. Along with promoting this organization in metropolitan St. Louis and eastern Missouri, nearly half his time will be spent serving as Baptist campus minister at Washington University. He is excited about increased opportunities in the University community as well as helping churches rediscover what it means to be Baptist.
Penelope H. Barber, LW 87, and husband, Howard S. Bell, announced the birth of their daughter, Rachel Beverly, on Oct. 2, 1997. Rachel joins brother, David, born on Oct. 13, 1994.
Robert Berlin, LW 87, was appointed the First Assistant State's Attorney in Kane County, Ill. He will be managing an office of 55 prosecutors. This position comes after 13 years as a Cook County, Ill., prosecutor. Robert lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
Michael R. King, LA 87, and Melissa welcomed into the world their first offspring, Lillian Jessamine King, on Aug. 11, 2000.
Chris Bercaw, BU 88, was made a partner in the Dorsey & Whitney law firm. He and his wife, Mary McKelvey, reside in Brussels, Belgium, where Chris practices international business law and Mary teaches English. They expect to move back to Minneapolis in summer 2002. E-mail: email@example.com.
Maureen Ryan, LA 88, married an Englishman, David Swainson, on April 29, 2000. She's an entertainment editor at the Chicago Tribune,and Dave's a vice president at Northern Trust Bank. They moved from the north side of Chicago to the western suburbs, where Dave is learning all about the fine arts of snow shoveling and lawn maintenance. E-mail: moryan@tribune. com.
Lloyd R. Schneider, GB 88, became a partner in the law firm of Bryan Cave in St. Louis.
Daniel J. Sherman, LW 88, was promoted to senior vice president at Salomon Smith Barney, effective April 1, 2001, and made managing partner of the Sherman Group, a partnership of Salomon Smith Barney Financial Consultants with more than $1.2 billion under management.
Lourdes Vega-Garcia, BU 88, has moved again, this time to the Tampa Bay area.
Lori Bohrer, BU 89, and Scott Bohrer, BU 89, have a son, Mitchell Ian, born April 7, 2000. He joins big brother, Jason, 5, and big sister, Jami, 3. E-mail: LoriBohrer@aol.com.
Ben Klayman, LA 89, moved to Chicago. Still a correspondent with Reuters news service, Ben now covers telecommunications equipment firms, including Motorola, Cisco, and Lucent. Ben previously covered the automotive industry in Detroit. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David A. Levine, LA 89, and wife, Sue, welcomed son, Matthew Ari, in May 2000. David is a partner with Brauisimo Foods, a wholesale food producer for supermarkets and restaurants.
Michael Weinstein, BU 89, and Suzanne Osborn Weinstein, BU 90, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Osborn Weinstein. Tommy was born April 5, 2000, weighing 8 lbs., 1 oz. The family lives in Arlington Heights, Ill. Michael is the president of Systems Technology Group, an information systems consulting firm and holding company with offices in Chicago and Chennai, India. Sue is communications manager at National-Louis University in Chicago. E-mail: mweinst@home. com and email@example.com.
David W. Braswell, UC 90, UC 92, was elected to partnership at the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale.
David S. Brink, LA 90, was appointed assistant professor of pathology with Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He works at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and maintains an active interest in performing arts.
Michelle (Topper) Brodsky, BU 90, and Neil Brodsky, LA 91, welcomed the addition of their son, Matthew Noah, born Dec. 30, 2000. In September 2000, they moved into a new house in Toms River, N.J. Neil is practicing internal medicine in Jackson, N.J. Michelle, prior to taking maternity leave, was working for Merck and Co. as a senior hospital products specialist.
Dawn (Keck) Gilman, LA 90, writes: "After being married for a year, James and I had our wedding in May 2000 with all our family and friends. We are living in Jacksonville, Fla."
Gillian Harper Ice, LA 90, completed a Ph.D. in anthropology and married Brian Ice in 1998. She also completed a National Institute on Aging fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She is an assistant professor at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and she has been funded by the Alzheimer's Association to study stress in people with dementia.
K.S. Lee, EN 90, SI 91, is president and CEO of ECommerce Institute Asia and managing director of Science & Technology Education & Consulting, based in Singapore and Malaysia with business activities in more than 10 major cities in Asia. The former is a joint venture with ECommerce Institute, based in California, and focuses on e-commerce education and consulting, while the latter focuses on high-tech sectors including, in particular, life sciences and e-learning education and consulting services. E-mail: kink@ ecinstitute.com.
Sandra Lin, LA 90, and her husband, José Parra, are proud parents of twins, Jackson and Max, born Sept. 16, 2000. They moved to Springfield, Ill., where Sandra is assistant professor of otolaryngology at Southern Illinois University Medical School.
Matthew Sher, LA 90, and his wife, Elizabeth, welcome their new son, Daniel Avery, born July 29, 2000. Matt works as a risk manager for a Wall Street trading firm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Diamond, LA 91, is living in New York City and joined Aveda as director of global communications. She previously worked 2-1/2 years in the international division of Estˇe Lauder, Aveda's parent company.
Phillip Gall, BU 91, was appointed partner in the New York law firm of Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman.
Beth Joy Goldstein, FA 91, married Drew Frady on May 7, 2000, in New York City, where they live. Beth Joy is an interior designer with the firm Gomez Associates. Her work has been published in Architectural Digest. E-mail: bethjoy email@example.com.
Barbara Greenstein, BU 91, completed her Ph.D. in college student personnel administration at the University of Maryland in May 2000 and now resides in Greensboro, N.C. She works at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and planned to marry Alan Boyette in May 2001.
Scott M. Gulinson, LA 91, finished his residency in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Phoenix to join a private OB/GYN practice. Married in March 1999, he and his wife have two dogs, Sasha and Trooper. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael M. Lee, EN 91, has been overseeing GSM wireless network installations all over the world. The most recent three-year-long assignments were in the Republic of Georgia (formerly Russia), Croatia, and Bolivia. This year's assignment is in Slovenia. He looked forward to seeing his long-lost friends at this year's reunion. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sarah Cotlar Melinger, LA 91, married Adam Melinger at Graham Chapel on May 22, 1999.
Karyn S. Weinberg Polak, LA 91, and her husband "have had the immense pleasure of opening our lives to our son, Zachariah David, born March 22, 2000."
Anne (Stepp) Rotondo, FA 91, and her husband, Tony, are pleased to announce the November 2000 birth of their first son, Luke Anthony. Anne works as a senior art director at J. Walter Thompson in Houston.
Benjamin S. Abella, LA 92, is happily engaged to Ursina Teitelbaum, a fellow resident at the University of Chicago Hospitals. They plan to stay in Chicago for the next few years as Ben completes training in internal medicine/emergency medicine and Ursina finishes a geriatrics fellowship.
Kathryn Parr Adams, LW 92, and Chris Adams are the proud parents of Jack Christopher Adams, born March 1, 2001, at 8 lbs., 6 oz., and 21-1/2 inches.
Matt Corwin, GB 92, and his wife, Maureen, "announce the birth of their third (and last) son, Michael James, on Nov. 19, 2000. Michael joins two brothersPatrick, 3, and Shane, 2in the fine art of driving their parents insane."
Marlee Dorn, LA 92, received an MLS degree from the University of Maryland in 2000. She is the tape librarian for CNN's Washington bureau, where she has been working since 1998. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Ford-Werntz, GR 92, was promoted to associate professor of biology at the University of West Virginia. She and her husband, Carl, participated in a medical mission to Guatemala in February. Their daughter, Shannon, was born in Morgantown, W.Va., in June 2000.
Evan Friedel, LA 92, SW 94, and Erika Friedel, SW 92, were blessed with a son, Alexander Kendrick Friedel, on May 13, 2000. Evan loves working as the community relations director for the N.C. Eye Bank, and Erika is thrilled to be a stay-at-home mom for now.
Emily Newman Greenspan, LA 92, and her husband, Teddy, proudly announce the birth of their son, Nolan Stewart Greenspan, born Nov. 2, 2000. They live in New York City.
Andrew Kleine, LA 92, and his wife, Kelly, welcomed Sara Gail Kleine into the world on Oct. 3, 2000. Sara is their first child, and she has been a great joy. The Kleines live in Silver Spring, Md. Andrew is the budget director and chief financial officer of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, an agency in the U.S. Department of Transportation. Kelly left her job as director of student affairs for the University of Maryland School of Engineering to become a full-time mom.
Andrew J. Moger, LA 92, was named president and chief operating officer of Two Boots Restaurants in New York City, effective January 16, 2001.
Rob Schwitz, BU 92, GB 93, of Coldwell Banker Premier in St. Louis, was awarded the Previews Properties Specialist designation, based on his closed sales, years of experience, and advanced education on selling luxury properties. Fewer than 5 percent of all Coldwell Banker agents nationally earn this designation. Schwitz also was reappointed to the elite Quality Circle as one of the top three agents at Coldwell Banker Premier for his closed sales in 2000. He would love to hear from his WU classmates via e-mail: RobSchwitz@ ColdwellBanker.com or Web site: www.IsellClayton.com.
David C. Turell, LA 92, and his wife, Sarah Berkson, of Iowa, have two childrenMatthew, 5, and Hannah, 2. He is practicing pediatrics in Orlando, Fla. E-mail: email@example.com.
Sandra Van Trease, GB 92, was promoted to president of RightCHOICE Managed Care, Missouri's largest provider of health-care benefits.
Aravinda Ayyagari, LA 93, and Anil Reddy are living in Pennsylvania. Aravinda is completing her pediatrics residency at the Al duPont Hospital for children. She completed her MD degree at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, in 1998. She recently started a volunteer group called duPont Cares, a community outreach program. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Ruff Butler, EN 93, completed her MS degree in civil/environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. She married Mike Butler on April 20, 1999. They moved to Portland, Ore., where Cindy is a project manager for CHZM Hill.
Matthew Kahn, BU 93, was promoted to brand manager, new product initiatives, at the Coca-Cola Co. He received an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.
Lauren (Rose) Kaufman, LA 93, and her husband, Scott, welcomed their first child, Rachel Brooke, on June 29, 2000. They live in White Plains, N.Y., where Lauren has taken time off from her position as V.P. associate media director at Grey Advertising to take care of Rachel. For a peek at "their little Sunshine," visit their Web site at Communities.MSN.com/THEKAUFMANTHREE.
David M. Lengyel, GR 93, transferred to NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., from Moscow, Russia, where he served two years as the manager of the Moscow Technical Liaison Office for the International Space Station Program. He now serves as the executive director of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel for NASA. E-mail: email@example.com.
Meredith Loew, BU 93, is working for America West Airlines as a pricing manager. She lives with her fiancé, Scott Pollar, and their dog, Casper. Their wedding is planned for November 2001.
Abigail Abinoja Neighmond, LA 93, and her husband, Keir, had a baby girl, Hayley Johanna, on Oct. 17, 2000. Abigail is in her second year of family practice residency at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis.
Ron Pataki, GR 93, is living again in his native Switzerland and is working as a high school humanities teacher at the Inter-Community School in Zuricha private, international, English-speaking school in Switzerland. Web site: www.icsz.ch.
Brian Stephenson, LA 93, married Linda Dzurek on Nov. 4, 2000, at St. David's Episcopal Church in Nashville. Brian recently completed a master's degree in arts administration at the University of Wisconsin and has taken a position with the Nashville Opera. Linda is a graduate student in immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. E-mail: gstephenson@netscape. net.
Frederick Majzun, MT 94, is working as regional practice director, BJC Medical Group, and is married to Bonnee Meacham. They expected their second child in April.
Eileen Sharkey Rosenfeld, BU 94, and Robert Rosenfeld, BU 93, LA 93, were married in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 18, 2000. They live in Philadelphia, where Rob continues consulting with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Eileen is completing an MBA degree program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Members of the wedding party included Gine (Ivener) Bernstein, BU 93, Aaron Powell, BU 93, Steve Bridges, BU 93, Lisa Alpart, BU 95, and James Goldfarb, LA 92.
Rachel Williams, LA 94, married Grant Mantz on Oct. 14, 2000, in Madison, Wis. They live in Chicago, where Rachel is an attorney at Jenner & Block and Grant is a NASDAQ market-maker at the Chicago Stock Exchange. Members of the wedding party included Glenna Chang, LA 94, and Amanda (Layher) Ryan, LA 94. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina Wolbrecht, GR 94, GR 97, received the 1999 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for the project "Women's Voting Behavior in the 1920s and early 1930s," co-authored with Kevin Corder. She is an assistant professor of government and international studies at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind.
Bridget Richardson, BU 95, is a financial manager for DuPont Food and Nutrition in Minneapolis. E-mail: email@example.com.
Michelle Wilck, LA 95, married Harris Goldman on Nov. 11, 2000. They live in New York, where Michelle is an associate in the labor and employment group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, a New York law firm. She has worked there since earning a JD degree from New York University in 1998. Harris is an associate planning director with the advertising agency Young & Rubicam and is a student in the part-time MBA program at New York University's Stern School of Business. Members of the wedding party included Erin Schatz, LA 95, Rachelle (Moskowitz) Shapiro, LA 95, and Shari (Brumberg) Wels, LA 95. E-mail: goldman@hughes hubbard.com.
Monica Colom, BU 96, will receive an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She married Eugenio Torres in 1999. "I look forward to seeing everyone at the five-year reunion."
Ellen Friebert, LA 96, married Brian Schupper in August 2000 in Milwaukee, Wis. More than 15 Washington University grads joined the celebration, and bridesmaids included Beth Shapiro, LA 96, Shawn Meislik, LA 96, and Julie Sherman, LA 96. Ellen and Brian moved from Washington, D.C., to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where they already feel at home, thanks to WU grads Debra (Mayers) Hollander, LA 96, Jason Hollander, LA 96, Sharon (Shapiro) Galin, LA 94, Jamie (Gray) Light, LA 95, and Ben Light, LA 94. Ellen works in communications/strategic development for a new company called HealthSync, and Brian is a young leadership director for the Cleveland Jewish Federation.
Lynn Hsu, LA 96, and Paul A. Sherman, EN 96, were married in August 2000. Lynn earned an MArch degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and works in Cambridge, Mass. Paul, who took graduate studies in astrophysics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., teaches at a private school in Massachusetts.
Randy A. Katz, LA 96, married Sara C. Kingsley, a graduate of Saint Louis University, on July 22, 2000, in WU's Graham Chapel. Scott Pashman, BU 96, was a groomsman. Randy left the U.S. Army as a captain and is a student in the MBA program at the University of Texas-Austin. E-mail: Randy.Katz@mba02.bus.utexas.edu.
Brett R. Levin, LA 96, married Joanna Zagarinsky on Nov. 4, 2000, in Palm Beach, Fla. Brett graduated in May 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is doing a general dentistry residency in Philadelphia. Joanna is an orthodontist in private practice outside Philadelphia. They are planning to move to Denver, in July 2001. Members of the wedding party included Sean Altschul, LA 96, John Lilly, EN 96, Seth Promisel, BU 96, and Greg Metz, LA 96.
Amanda Wilson, LA 96, is graduating this year from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry and will do her orthodontics residency at the University of Connecticut Medical Center.
Nathan Elliott, LA 97, is spending a year living in a 1,000-year-old Greek Orthodox monastery on Mt. Athos, Greece.
Camilla Hampton, GR 97, is teaching at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Mass. She also teaches a mainstream class and heads the Clarke School Ski Club.
Todd Korte, GB 97, was appointed chief executive officer of the Korte Company, a St. Louisbased design-build and construction management firm. He previously served as the company's president.
Yabo Lin, LW 97, and his wife, Hongmei, welcomed their daughter Millie to the world and the new millennium on May 2, 2000. Yabo was appointed co-chair of the international practice group at Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP in July 2000.
Joshua Turchin, LA 97, is vice president of California Metals and Electronics. Web site: www.recyclingpays.net.
Aimee Zaiger, LA 97, and Eric Sprung are engaged to be married. They are planning a wedding for September 2001.
John Gross, LA 98, and Barbara Mazer, LA 99, GR 99, were married on Aug. 19, 2000, in Nashville. In attendance were Stacy Blumenthal, LA 99, Pam Chang, BU 99, Kellie Glasscock, LA 99, Justin Glessner, LA 98, Karen Jaffee, BU 99, Steve Kendall, EN 99, Susie Klein, LA 99, Ami Norris, LA 99, Anita Rajendra, LA 98, and Jennifer Seidman, LA 99. John is a medical student at Ohio State University, and Barbara is a project director at the Jewish Community Center in Columbus, Ohio. E-mail: jag_144@ yahoo.com and blm_144@yahoo. com.
Matthew Latacha, LA 98, and Kimberly Eastep plan to marry in June 2001 in Omaha, Neb. Matthew is a third-year medical student, and Kimberly is a third-year doctoral student, both at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Jason Newmark, HA 98, is working in health-care consulting as an associate with ECG Management Consultants, in Boston. He loves both Boston and the consulting work.
Andrea Pennington, MD 98, "left the full-time practice of medicine for the corporate world! After one year with an Internet start-up company, she is enjoying further success in Internet and media business as the medical director for the Discovery Health Channel. She continues to see patients part time at area free clinics. Andrea is engaged to a wonderful man, Travis, and they have just bought a new home in Maryland. She welcomes updates from her fellow classmates, including topics for their Web site or TV channel!"
Lisa Mae Rattien, EN 98, and David Geisler, EN 98, married on Sept. 23, 2000, in Washington, D.C. Members of the wedding party included WU graduates Elizabeth Mellis, LA 98, and Amy Siegel, LA 98. Lisa and David live in D.C. and are pursuing their careers with local engineering firms.
Jeffrey Connor, LA 99, became communications director for Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry. Connor was Terry's deputy press secretary for a year.
Mayaan "Michele" Pase, LA 99, is a resident of Jerusalem, Israel, where she was appointed account manager for Kvutzat Koteret, the country's leading PR firm. She also is writing for The Jerusalem Report magazine. Since leaving Washington University, she served as program director for the University of Kansas Hillel Foundation and then as editor of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle.
Dana Wendler, LA 99, GR 00, and Matthew Scheidt, LA 00, were engaged Dec. 16, 2000.
Wilmot Cooper (Snyder) Lange, LA 24; 3/01.
Gertrude Elsbeth (Kies) Holden, NU 30; 1/01.
1940s William C. Burton, Jr., EN 40; 1/01.
June (Longworth) Hardy, UC 40; 3/01.
Frederick C. Helfesrieder, Jr., LA 40, GR 45, TI 59; 2/01.
Winifred E. (Hamilton) Martin, BU 40, UC 79; 2/01.
Kenneth M. Schaefer, AR 40, GA 41; 2/01.
George R. Throop, Jr., LA 40; 3/01.
Henry H. Caraco, MD 41; 3/01.
Mildred (Nalley) Creager, SW 41; 3/01.
Ronald James Wylde, LA 42; 3/01.
Leonard M. Barad, BU 43; 3/01.
Luther P. Gruenbaum, LA 43, SW 54; 3/01.
Alvin J. Tabankin, MD 43; 1/01.
Jeanette O. Winkler, UC 43; 1/01.
Mary Jane (Anstedt) Esther, LA 45; 4/01.
William L. Mundy, EN 46; 1/01.
Carolyn Wood (Forman) Piel, MD 46; 2/01.
Doris Mae (Leber) Bruns, NU 47, NU 48; 3/01.
Mollie Cotler, LA 48; 2/01.
Frederick W. Lehmann III, LW 48; 2/01.
Donald T. McClanahan, LW 48; 4/01.
Elizabeth Hazel (Hoffmann) Oldroyd, SW 48; 2/01.
Frank H. Ross, BU 48; 2/01.
Richard Beatty, SW 49; 2/01.
James W. Coleman, LA 49, DE 51; 2/01.
Bernard Hupert, BU 49; 4/01.
Robert C. Innes, MD 49; 1/01.
Oliver E. Oertle, BU 49; 1/01.
Chester C. Patton, UC 49; 3/01.
Sidney Rubin, BU 49, LW 49; 1/01.
Claire Ema (Baltzer) Smith, LA 49; 2/01.
Martin H. Bowerman, LA 50; 1/01.
Joe R. Utley, MD 60; 1/01.
Stanley Anderman, GR 71; 3/01.
Steven Arvay, TI 80, TI 81; 1/01.
Mary Clare (Brunner) Caesar, UC 96; 3/01.
Rowland T. Berthoff
Rowland T. Berthoff, retired professor and author, who served as chairman of the Department of History and was the William Eliot Smith Professor Emeritus of History for the University, died March 25, 2001, of heart disease. He was 79.
Berthoff contributed to the University outside his role as professor, including designing the University's flag.
Berthoff, soon after graduation from Harvard University, received a Fulbright Scholarship to do research at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, and he returned after a year in Wales to join the faculty of Princeton University in 1953. He came to Washington University in 1962 and retired in 1992.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Tirzah Park Berthoff; two sons; two daughters; one brother; and three grandchildren.
Richard H. Blocher
Richard (Dick) H. Blocher, who served in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science for 29 years, died October 5, 2000, of heart failure. He was 73.
Blocher began as a graduate assistant in 1964 while working toward a master of science degree, which he received in 1966. He served in several positions, including systems programmer, and he was a systems analyst when he retired in 1993. His work was among some of the earliest in computer graphic design.
He is survived by a daughter, Nissa C. Blocher, AB '92; a son, Jerry Blocher, BSChE/MBA '94; and daughter-in-law, Andrea Blocher.
Norman L. Corah
Norman L. Corah, who did pioneering research into the fear of visiting the dentist and from 1960 to 1965 was chief research psychologist in the Division of Child Psychology and a research assistant professor of medical psychology at Washington University, died March 21, 2001, after a year's illness. He was 67.
Internationally renowned for his studies on stress among dental patients, Corah developed the Corah Dental Anxiety Scale, a questionnaire to determine stress levels that is used by dentists and researchers worldwide. One of his most successful techniques for combating anxiety was to distract patients by having them play chair-mounted video games during treatment.
In 1965, he returned to the University at Buffalo, from which he had earned a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree and for which he had taught briefly in the university's psychology department. He was an associate professor, then a professor, in the University of Buffalo's Dental School until he retired in 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Laney; two sons; a brother; and four grandchildren.
Donald Danforth, Jr.
Donald Danforth, Jr., former executive vice president of Ralston Purina Co. and the founder and president of Danforth Agri-Resources, died March 29, 2001, of Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 69.
A native of St. Louis, Danforth attended Princeton University for two years and completed a bachelor's degree in business administration at Washington University. In 1957, he joined Ralston Purina Co., founded by his grandfather, the first William H. Danforth, and formerly headed by his father, the late Donald Danforth, Sr.
In 1972, he resigned as an executive vice president at Ralston, where he had headed the agricultural products group. He remained a board member and major shareholder at Ralston for the rest of his life.
Danforth was a trustee with the Danforth Foundation and served on the boards of many organizations, including the American Youth Foundation and the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Borders Danforth;
three daughters, Carol Danforth, Kathryn Hollo, and Laura Barnes; two
sons, Donald Danforth III and Christopher Danforth; two brothersWilliam
H. Danforth, vice chairman of the Board and chancellor emeritus of Washington
University, and John Danforth, former U.S. Senator from Missouri; a
sister, Dorothy Miller; and 10 grandchildren.
Lorraine F. Lake
Lorraine F. Lake, assistant professor emeritus of physical therapy for the School of Medicine and an early proponent and director of its highly respected physical therapy program, died from complications of a stroke December 17, 2000. She was 82.
Lake, who joined the faculty in 1950, served as associate director for education and administration in the School's Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehabilitation from 1967 to 1979.
She is survived by a nephew and great-niece.
William E. Maritz
William E. Maritz, civic leader, chairman of Maritz Inc., and member of the University's Board of Trustees since 1984, died February 26, 2001, of complications from prostate cancer. He was 72.
Maritz served on various University Board committees, was a strong supporter of the Danforth Scholars Program, and, with his wife Jacqueline, permanently endowed the Raymond E. Maritz Professorship in the School of Architecture, in honor of Maritz' uncle.
Maritz also was a major civic leader in St. Louis. He was founder and longtime chairman of Laclede's Landing Redevelopment Corp.; former president of Civic Progress; former chairman of the VP Fair Foundation (now Fair St. Louis), which he helped found; and former chair of what is now the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
A St. Louis native, Maritz graduated from Princeton University, and in 1953 he joined the company his grandfather had founded, known then as Maritz Sales Builders. Maritz became president, CEO, and chairman of the Fenton-based employee motivation, market research, and travel company. From 1954, when he joined the company, until 1998, when he passed his titles of president and CEO to his son Steve, sales went from $5 million to $2.5 billion a year.
Maritz, who served on the boards of many corporations and cultural organizations, received many honors, including being named St. Louis Citizen of the Year in 1998 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Guignon Pommer Maritz; three sons; a daughter; sister; stepson; stepdaughter; and 14 grandchildren.
William H. Masters
William H. Masters, who with his research collaborator and former wife Virginia Johnson Masters revolutionized research and therapy related to human sexuality, died February 16, 2001, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was professor emeritus of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine. He was 85.
Interested in the field from the time he was a medical student at the University of Rochester, in New York, from which he received his MD, Masters spent years accruing credentials in obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University's School of Medicine and at what is now Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Research by Masters and Johnson, usually self-funded, resulted in their book Human Sexual Response,which became a best-seller in 1966, despite its textbook style. Based on their findings, they founded the Masters and Johnson Institute, in St. Louis, in the 1970s to provide sexual therapy. It closed in 1994, when Masters retired at the age of 78.
He is survived by his third wife, Geraldine B. Masters;
a daughter; son; brother; and two grandsons.
Robert E. Shank
Robert E. Shank, MD '39, internationally recognized for his contributions in the fields of nutrition and liver diseases, died of complications from a stroke Dec. 25, 2000. He was 86.
Shank joined the medical staff of the School of Medicine in 1948 and chaired the department of preventive medicine and public health from 1948 to 1983, when he retired. A member of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Science Advisory Committee, he performed nutrition surveys for the World Health Organization and UNICEF on four continents.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Caswell Shank, a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Elliot H. Stein
Elliot H. Steinemeritus member of the University's Board of Trustees, stockbroker, investment banker, and influential business adviserdied January 16, 2001, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 82.
A beloved and highly respected member of the University community, Stein, a St. Louis native, attended business school at the University for three years and law school for a semester, then joined a brokerage firm run by Mark C. Steinberg, a prominent St. Louis businessman. Later, in recognition of his service to the University, Stein was given alumni status with the business school's Class of '39.
Stein established a brokerage firm in his own name and later partnered with the late Gordon Scherck and Harry Franc to form Scherck, Stein and Franc. In 1986, Stein merged his brokerage firm with Stifel Financial Corp. and became chairman of the board.
Providing wise counsel on many major business decisions, including the birth of the St. Louis Blues and the merger of Jewish and Barnes hospitals, Stein was the confidant of business leaders and served on the boards of major corporations and cultural institutions. Elected to the University's Board in 1968, he had been a key member of the Executive Committee since 1975. His exemplary service spanned 32 years.
Stein helped establish the Elliot H. Stein Family Chair in Neurosurgery at the University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and, in his honor, the Elliot H. Stein Family Nervous System Injury Unit was established by a number of St. Louis corporations, friends, and admirers to finance Parkinson's disease research.
Stein's first wife, Mary Ann Bleiweiss Stein, died
in 1983. He married Cheryl Soult Wroth, MSW '79, in 1991. He is survived
by his wife, three sons, a daughter, stepdaughter, stepson, and two
Susan Adora Moxon Sullivan, a nationally recognized leader in legal career counseling, recruitment, and job satisfaction, who was former assistant dean for the School of Law, died of ovarian cancer January 10, 2001. She was 51.
Sullivan, who served from 1983 to 1989 as assistant dean for placement and then assistant dean for external affairs, was the wife of E. Thomas Sullivan, formerly a professor of law and associate dean at Washington University and now dean of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Since she was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, Susan Sullivan devoted her energy and support to other cancer patients and their families, including serving as volunteer facilitator for the Life Enhancement Support Group in Minneapolis.
Among her survivors are her husband, mother, brother,