CLASSMATES — Summer 2008
   

 

In Memoriam
1920s
Rawlings Brewer, Jr., EN 27; Jan. ’08
Stanley H. Herdlein, DE 29; Jan. ’08

1930s
Virginia (Farrar) Ruane, LA 31; March ’08
Olga M. Moser, LA 34; March ’08
Gertrude (Landesman) Rosenblum, LA 34, SW 42; Dec. ’07
Sylvia (Pollock) Weinstein, SW 34; Feb. ’08
Irvin H. Landwehr, EN 36; Dec. ’07
Valeta (Kern) Wisuri, LA 36, LW 41; Dec. ’07
Dorotha (Johnson) Evans, LA 37; Dec. ’07
Alfred Gellhorn, MD 37; March ’08
Catharine (Bull) Von Brecht, SW 37; Jan. ’08
Barbara (Jovanovich) Delunas, BU 38; March ’08
Anita (Koestering) Fischer, LA 38; Feb. ’08
Virginia (Herrick) Foster, NU 38; June ’07
Albert L. Goodman, LA 38; Jan. ’08
Frank R. Kennedy, LW 39; Feb. ’08
Margery (Hegel) Stumpf, LA 39; March ’08

1940s
Richard I. Cavanagh, BU 40; Aug. ’07
Robert W. Gordon, BU 40; Feb. ’08
Arthur K. Howell, Jr., EN 40; March ’08
Sylvia (Horowit) Sachs, LA 40; March ’08
Geraldine (Eichelsbach) Thorp, LA 40; Feb. ’08
Charlotte (Sherwin) Toon, LA 40; Aug. ’07
Edward A. Mason, LA 41, MD 44; Dec. ’07
Donald K. McEachern, BU 41; Aug. ’07
William F. McGinnis, MD 41; Dec. ’07
Wilma Jean (Engel) Messing, LA 41; March ’08
Conrad G. Mueller, Jr., LA 41, GR 42; Dec. ’07
Charles P. Orr, LA 41; Dec. ’07
Lillian (Graefe) Stock, NU 41; March ’08
Marvin W. Goldenhersh, LW 42, LW 43; July ’07
Felix P. Kinsley, Jr., EN 42; Jan. ’08
Angelo J. Madonia, MD 42; June ’07
Elizabeth (Stevens) Reck, LA 42; Dec. ’07
Shirley (Myers) Voda, FA 42; March ’08
Robert C. Bown, EN 43; Jan. ’08
Benjamin S. Greenwood, MD 43; Sept. ’07
Eugene H. Kissel, EN 43; April ’07
William E. Lawrence, MD 44; Sept. ’07
Mary Jane (Bowler) Stewart, GR 44; Jan. ’08
Martha Ann (Dean) Widmer, LA 44; Jan. ’08
Ada Blood, NU 46; Feb. ’08
Arthur J. Edwards, GR 46; Nov. ’07
Arthur A. Porporis, LA 46, MD 48, HS 55; Feb. ’08
Paul H. Young, Jr., BU 46; Dec. ’07
Gregory C. Zotos, DE 46; Feb. ’08
Nancy (Schwarz) Ashby, LA 47; Jan. ’08
Kenneth H. Brune, BU 47; Feb. ’08
Ruth (Sartorius) Cady, BU 47; Dec. ’07
Robert J. Donnell, EN 47; Nov. ’07
Robert S. Goldenhersh, LW 47; Feb. ’08
Herbert W. Illingworth, Jr., LA 47; Dec. ’07
Maxine J. (Schneider) Jacks, LA 47; Feb. ’08
William C. Milks, Jr., EN 47; Dec. ’07
Julia (Liebreich) Solomon, FA 47; Dec. ’07
Patricia Baron Ash, LA 48; March ’07
Homer C. Bishop, SW 48; Nov. ’07
Mary J. Donzelot, GR 48; March ’08
George R. Field, EN 48; Dec. ’07
Vernon R. Hoffman, BU 48; Feb. ’08
Joseph C. Waldner, EN 48; Dec. ’07
Wallace D. Bowman, LA 49, GR 53; Dec. ’07
Darlene M. Downie, FA 49; Jan. ’08
Stevenson Flanigan, LA 49, MD 53; Nov. ’07
Minot P. Fryer, HS 49; Feb. ’08
Henry C. Hoener, EN 49; Feb. ’08
Thomas E. Killeen III, LA 49; Feb. ’08
Theodore R. P. Martin, BU 49; Feb. ’08
Eugene W. J. Pearce, MD 49; Feb. ’08
Marvin Rosecan, MD 49; Oct. ’07
James H. Rowe, LA 49; Jan. ’08
William W. Schweikert, EN 49; Jan. ’08
William M. Ziervogel, AR 49; Feb. ’08

1950s
Allan S. Barton, LW 50; March ’08
Helen (Gray) Ice, MD 50; Dec. ’07
David Klearman, BU 50; March ’08
William J. Lee, Jr., LA 50; Nov. ’07
William L. Ottenad, BU 50; Nov. ’07
J. Rogers Vien, LA 50; March ’08
E. Franklin Williams, DE 50; July ’07
Ronald J. Yalem, LA 50; Feb. ’07
Shirley (Glazener) Anderson, LA 51; Dec. ’07
Anne L. (Wingfield) Avery, UC 51; Feb. ’08
Robert L. Clodfelter, LA 51, GR 52; Feb. ’08
Robert H. Craft, BU 51; Jan. ’08
John B. Danforth, LA 51; Feb. ’08
John P. McCammon, Jr., LA 51; Dec. ’07
Donald H. Pierce, UC 51; Jan. ’08
Edward J. Thias, AR 51; Feb. ’08
Mildred L. Brocksmith, NU 52; Dec. ’07
John Dengler, BU 52; Jan. ’08
Wilbert E. Diel, GR 52; Nov. ’07
Robert J. Hoehn, LA 52, MD 56; March ’08
Benjamin E. Berry, AR 53; Feb. ’08
Robert L. Borgstede, GR 53, LA 53; March ’08
Albert J. Kern, BU 53; Jan. ’08
Ida Ann (Miller) Mueller, LA 53; Feb. ’08
Walter C. Bauer, MD 54; Feb. ’08
Gene R. Smith, EN 54; Feb. ’08
William J. Swigart, GB 54; July ’05
Robert L. Cramer, EN 55; Dec. ’07
William H. Crawford, GR 55; April ’07
James H. Glenn, MD 55; Nov. ’07
Paul R. Potthoff, BU 55; Feb. ’08
Charlotte R. Price, SW 55; Dec. ’07
Julia S. Price, LA 55; July ’07
Donald K. Davis, LA 56, LW 58; Oct. ’07
Mildred B. (Sutton) Ottman, LA 56; Feb. ’08
Walter T. Peiper, SW 56; Jan. ’08
Cleon O. Swayzee II, LA 56; Feb. ’08
Julia (Boultinghouse) Backerman, BU 57; Feb. ’08
Frank M. Cleary, UC 57, GB 68; Dec. ’07
Ronald C. Heidemann, LA 57; March ’08
Charles A. Lebens, EN 57; Jan. ’08
William R. McNeilly, EN 57; Feb. ’08
Russell G. Shaver, GR 57; March ’08
Carr E. Smith, EN 57; Feb. ’08
John J. Waidmann, Sr., UC 57; Feb. ’08
Fraydoun Adib, UC 58; Jan. ’08
Malcolm B. Bowers, Jr., MD 58; Jan. ’08
Robert L. Dunn, BU 58; Dec. ’07
Wilbur L. Ketchum, LA 58; Nov. ’06
Robert M. Lutz, DE 58; Jan. ’08
Gerald A. Gorline, EN 59, SI 66; Jan. ’08
Richard M. Parker, GR 59; March ’08

1960s
Arnold F. Friedeck, EN 60; Feb. ’08
Donald A. McSparron, LA 60; Oct. ’07
Robert L. Segar, EN 61, GR 65; Dec. ’07
Robert C. Wilcox, UC 61; Dec. ’07
Richard P. Jost, UC 62; Dec. ’07
Felice (Ozerowicz) Massie, GR 62; Dec. ’07
Jack J. Nakamura, DE 62; Nov. ’07
Thomas M. Nelson, UC 62; Feb. ’08
Warren J. Barrios, UC 63; Jan. ’08
Robert L. Everett, TI 63; Aug. ’07
Terrell R. McLemore, UC 63; Jan. ’08
Peter Ohlhausen, AR 63, AR 65; March ’08
Eileen Rosenthal, LA 63; Feb. ’08
Lennart N. Thunstrom, GB 63; Jan. ’08
Brenda G. Goranflo, LA 64; Dec. ’07
Edwin C. Pidgeon, UC 64, UC 66; Feb. ’08
Eleanore (Tobin) Kenney, GR 65; Dec. ’07
Robert A. Shields, UC 65; March ’08
William W. Bell, LA 66; Nov. ’07
Markham “Mark” Fischer, MD 66; Nov. ’06
Tsuyoshi Goka, EN 66, SI 72; March ’07
Kenneth J. Sliment, UC 66; Feb. ’08
Starly Thompson, TI 66; March ’08
Richard H. Dorrough, LA 67; Dec. ’07
Robert C. Hillman, Jr., UC 67; Jan. ’08
Donald H. Kiem, UC 67; Jan. ’08
Joyce A. Leadford, UC 67; Jan. ’08
Richard A. Osborn, GA 67; Jan. ’08
Warren H. Stockhecker, UC 67; Feb. ’08
James Stephen Fossett, GB 68; Sept. ’07
Lawrence J. Goldstein, UC 68; Jan. ’08
Gus Salomon, TI 68, TI 72; Feb. ’08
Ellen (Ross) Hauser, LA 69; March ’08
Milton J. Kessler, UC 69; Dec. ’07
Frank F. Kiang, GR 69; Dec. ’07

1970s
Carney T. Fisher, GR 70; Jan. ’08
Richard E. Lister, TI 70; Dec. ’07
John B. Krelo, UC 71; July ’07
Gertrude Lorraine (Roenigke) Loftis, GR 71; Feb. ’08
Peter L. Strubel, SW 71; Aug. ’07
Theresia C. Burkart, UC 72; Dec. ’07
Catherine Dunlap, UC 72, UC 74; Feb. ’08
Marilyn (King) Warren, GR 72; Dec. ’07
Richard A. Forsberg, EN 73; Dec. ’07
Jay Michael Ring, BU 76; Dec. ’07
Mary Lynn (Brodie) Skiles, GR 76; Dec. ’07
Margaret (Walker) Skinner, GR 76; Jan. ’08 Michael R. Bedford, SI 77; Feb. ’08
Kenneth M. Filcoff, EN 77, GB 79; Feb. ’08
Janine (Yohai) Juster, FA 77; Dec. ’07
Gayle (Kramer) Grommet, GR 78; Dec. ’07
Gregory J. Mantych, LA 78; Dec. ’07
Paul R. H. Martin, EN 79, EN 80; Dec. ’06

1980s
Betty (Alwin) Benson, SW 82; Dec. ’07
Norella (Cota) Huggins, LW 82; Jan. ’08
Marjorie (Jenkins) Chadwick, UC 83; Dec. ’07
Lewie A. Watkins III, TI 88; Feb. ’08
Richard D. Turley, EN 89; Aug. ’07

2000s
Andres Pacheco Gallardo, GL 05; Jan. ’08
Dustin C. Locke, SI 06; Nov. ’07
Derek D. Butler, GB 07; Aug. ’07


In Remembrance

D. Joseph Demis, a former dermatology professor at the School of Medicine, died Saturday, March 8, 2008.

He received his training in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.

When he was appointed to professor and chairman of dermatology at Washington University, he was the youngest chairman of a major dermatology department. During his career, Demis received the Rockefeller Foundation Endowed Chair, co-authored the encyclopedia text Clinical Dermatology, and maintained a small private practice.

James Stephen “Steve” Fossett, M.B.A. ’68, an adventurer and businessman, died on Monday, September 3, 2007.

After working at Merrill Lynch, Fossett opened his own brokerage firms, Lakota Trading, Marathon Securities, and Larkspur Securities, before retiring in 1990.

Devoted to endurance sports, he competed in the Iditarod sled dog race, the Ironman triathlon, and even swam the English Channel. Overall, Fossett set 117 official world records, among them five circumnavigations of the globe. He was a member of the U.S. National Aeronautical Hall of Fame and received a gold medal from the International Aeronautics Federation.

Fossett also served as a member of the Washington University Board of Trustees.

Carlton C. Hunt, former head of the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine, died Friday, February 8, 2008.

A distinguished neurophysiologist, Hunt made important contributions to the understanding of sensory innervation in muscle. While at the University, he built a department that was nationally recognized for its excellence in neurophysiology, biophysics, and cell biology.

Hunt received a Distinguished Achievement Award in 1997 from the Association of Chairmen of Physiology. In 2007, he joined the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Felice Massie, M.A. ’62, a lecturer in Spanish literature and in Abstract Expressionist art at Washington University, died Wednesday, December 30, 2007.

Massie came to the United States from Poland and graduated from Washington University. She then began collecting paintings from several artists who were pioneers of Abstract Expressionism. She used her art collection to support philanthropic causes, endowing the Edward Massie Lectureship in Cardiology in honor of her husband and the Felice Massie Visiting Professorship in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University.

Massie gave to the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, which had awarded her a small grant that made it possible for her to attend Washington University.

Margaret W. Skinner, Ph.D. ’76, professor of otolaryngology and director of the Cochlear Implant and Hearing Rehabilitation Program, died Friday, January 11, 2008.

Skinner worked in audiology for more than four decades, earning an international reputation in auditory rehabilitation. She was a pioneer in the field of cochlear implants to help patients who do not benefit from hearing aids.

She began as a lecturer at the University in the Department of Speech and Hearing in 1977, eventually becoming a professor in 1997 in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She became director of the Cochlear Implant and Hearing Rehabilitation Program in 1984.

Jarvis A. Thurston, professor emeritus of English and former chair of the Department of English in Arts & Sciences, died Monday, February 4, 2008.

Thurston was instrumental in establishing Washington University’s Creative Writing Program and attracting a constellation of distinguished writers here.

He founded a magazine, Perspective: A Quarterly of Literature, with his wife, poet Mona Van Duyn. Thurston served as editor until it ceased publication in 1975.

Regarded as a key figure in discovering some of the nation’s best literary talent, Thurston published the early writing of several of his Washington University colleagues in Perspective.

John Zaborszky, senior professor of electrical and systems engineering, died Friday, February 1, 2008.

After graduating from the Royal Hungarian Technological University, Zaborszky worked for the university as a docent and was the chief engineer for the Municipal Power System in Budapest.

He moved to the United States in 1947 and joined Washington University in 1954. In 1974, he became the founding chairman of the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics, a position he held until 1989.

The School of Engineering established the Zaborszky Distinguished Lecture Series in 1990 to honor Zaborszky for his distinguished career.

Correction

The editors regret that Betty Jean (Jackson) Miller, UC 48, and Marjorie (Friday) Young, LA 46, were incorrectly listed as deceased in the spring issue of the magazine.


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50s
Of Mouse and Man
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts recently honored Herb Weitman, B.S.B.A. ’50, with a retrospective exhibit showcasing some three dozen of his images. Click here
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein, UC 50, received first prize for children’s fiction in the 2008 Communications Contest sponsored by Missouri Professional Communicators for her book, The Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid. The book also was selected as “Best Book of 2007” in local children’s books by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Web site: www.perilsofthepeanutbutterkid.com
Irving Margol, LA 51, GR 52, is chairman of the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center in Baltimore. The center’s main purpose is to meet the needs of survivors and their families, to learn their fates, and to link surviving members. Irv and his wife, Myrna, reside in Encino, Calif.
Walter “Wally” H. Holmen, AR 59, received the Jim Butler Memorial Award on Oct. 27, 2007, for “distinguished service, inspired fellowship, and outstanding service to the East Bay Oakland Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the West Region.” Holmen has served the chapter in many capacities, including secretary, program chair, and past president. He also has served the region as past and current director. Though retired, he maintains a home office for designing residential projects, and he enjoys golf and swimming.

60s
Lawrence A. Coben, HS 60, is the author of Anna’s Shtetl, a biography that presents a woman’s viewpoint of shtetl life. Coben spoke at the 2007 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, the largest in the United States. A reviewer has said that Anna’s Shtetl “[paints] life in the Russian shtetl with a very talented brush.”
Merle Fischlowitz, GR 61, was honored by the Jewish Family Service of San Diego with the JFS “Mitzvah Award” for his work in having brought a new senior center to North Inland San Diego County. He worked more than 12 years to increase Jewish community activities in that growing part of San Diego.
Charles U. Kruger, GR 64, published a collection of poetry titled Sourcing. Kruger resides in Ireland.
Julia “Julie” Azuma, FA 65, was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for her dedication to helping children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Azuma is the founder and president of Different Roads to Learning, Inc., a company that creates comprehensive product lines designed to educate and inspire the developmentally challenged as well as those who care for them.
Carol (Coonce) Ball, FA 65, retired in March 2007 following 35 years at the General Council of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Mo. Over the years, she held a variety of positions, including editor, graphics supervisor, manager of marketing, director of advertising and design, and project director. She also taught illustration at Drury College (now Drury University) and art history at Evangel University, both in Springfield. Carol and her husband, Gary, have been married 43 years and enjoy good health, traveling, snow skiing, and volunteer activities. Although they do not have any children of their own, they have been very involved in the lives of eight children for whom they served as designated legal guardians in the event anything happened to their birth parents.
Jonathan S. Gaynin, LW 65, has a practice both in the United States and in China. He currently is representing a Chinese company in establishing a business in Russia, which requires him to travel to both countries.
Priscilla (Perci) Chester, FA 67, held a one-woman exhibition of her paintings, titled PORTRAITS: Perci Chester, at the Women’s Club of Minneapolis during March and April 2008.
Jacob W. Reby, BU 68, was elected the state chair for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys in the state of Missouri. Reby is a member of the corporate department in the St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LC.
Gerald “Jerry” N. Padawer, LA 69, was elected managing director at Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., one of the nation’s largest regional full-service brokerage and investment banking firms.

70s
David Detjen, LA 70, LW 73, was selected to receive the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mark S. Gold, LA 71, was promoted from interim chair to chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also serves as the Dizney Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Community Health, and Family Medicine. As a researcher and inventor, Gold has worked for more than 35 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco and other drugs on the brain and behavior. He has authored more than 900 medical articles, chapters, and abstracts, and written 12 professional books. (See magazine.wustl.edu/spring07/addiction.htm.)
Hank Klibanoff, LA 71, received the 2008 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences. Klibanoff is the managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and co-author of The Race Beat, a book about the news coverage of the civil rights movement in the South. (See magazine.wustl.edu/summer07/racebeat.htm.)
Joe Madison, LA 71, was ranked No. 18 on Talker Magazine’s list of 100 Most Important Radio Talk Hosts. Madison is an activist radio talk show host known as “The Black Eagle.” In March 2008, Madison led a delegation of radio talk show personalities on a mission to help refugees in the war-torn region of Sudan. The group delivered several thousand survival kits to Sudanese displaced from their homes by war.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was selected for the 2008 issue of Maryland Super Lawyers. Teplitzky, an attorney at Ober|Kaler in Baltimore, appears in the “Top 50” Super Lawyers section.
Ken Kotiza, GB 72, is vice president/producer at Welsch, Flatness & Lutz, a provider of insurance, financial, and risk management services with special expertise in the construction, health-care, and manufacturing industries. Kotiza handles new business development and helps the company develop relationships with key community leaders.
Harish Shah, GA 72, and his firm, Shah Kawasaki Architects, completed a public works building addition in Contra Costa County, Calif., one month ahead of schedule. The new 12,000-square-foot addition incorporates the county’s needs for expansion, while remaining sensitive to nearby residents and the environment.
Howard Birnberg, GB 74, and his wife relocated from Chicago to Carmel, Calif., overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pebble Beach. Their son, 19, is attending Whittier College in Los Angeles.
Dennis C. Dickerson, GR 74, GR 78, earned a master’s of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in December 2007. He is the James M. Lawson, Jr. Professor of History at Vanderbilt.
Diane K. Killion, GR 75, is the director of St. Nicholas Pre-School, a community school in St. Louis. The pre-school has an Early Head Start program for children ages 6 weeks to 36 months and a Head Start program for children ages 3 to 5. The school recently was awarded an ARCHS Grant, which allowed it to expand its program to include children ages 18 to 36 months.
W. E. Moerner, EN 75, EN 75, LA 75, was chosen to co-receive the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the highest scientific prize in Israel, for founding a new field of science, optical detection and spectroscopy of single molecules. Moerner is the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and professor, by courtesy, of applied physics at Stanford University.
Bruce E. Friedman, LA 78, a principal in the Clayton, Mo., law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, was elected president of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Friedman practices exclusively in the area of family law, with particular emphasis in substantial net worth cases, high-end alimony, prenuptial agreements, and surrogacy law. He is listed among Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for 2007. He also has been selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Abigail “Abbie” Greene, LA 78, is senior designer for Hamilton Exhibits in Indianapolis. Previously, she co-owned The Set Up & Company for 23 years and acted as creative director for the business, designing and fabricating backgrounds for film and video, as well as interior decor for museums, hospitals, and children’s libraries. In 2007, Greene received the Business and Marketing Award for her exhibit design for the drug, Lunesta. She also is involved in welding and casting metal sculptures. She practices Sahaj Marg, a form of Raja Yoga, and enjoys volunteer work and traveling, including trips to New Zealand and Ireland in 2007.
Krishna V. Prasad, SI 78, SI 79, moved to Mysore, India, for his new job in nearby Bangalore, India. Prasad works for Tata Consultancy Services in developing knowledge-based solutions for the electric power sector.
Yue-Shen Chen, GR 79, GR 81, has retired and moved back to Taiwan.
Patrick H. Johnston, GR 79, GR 85, is a researcher at NASA Langley Research Center. He develops ultrasonics nondestructive evaluation methods in support of NASA programs. Johnston is currently developing phased array inspection for friction stir welds in the new Ares launch vehicle.

80s
Bruce Bikson, LA 80, was promoted to colonel in the Army Reserve. He also is in solo dental practice. Bikson and his wife, Shari Berl, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Berl is a family practice physician. Their son, Scott, 24, is a mechanical engineer at Henderson Engineers in Overland Park, Kan. Their daughter, Carie, 21, is a junior at the University of Miami, majoring in marine biology.
Alice C. (Wasserman) Darter, LW 81, is the president of Darter Specialties, Inc., a Cheshire, Conn., business that provides in-house embroidery and screen-printing services, as well as laser-engraved awards and promotional products. Darter Specialties was named the Harold Webster Smith Business of the Year in 2006. In August 2007, the company was awarded a multi-state/multi-million dollar contract for decorated apparel through the Massachusetts Department of Procurement.
David B. Cohen, LA 82, is a forecasting and fiscal analyst for the state of Texas. His wife, Bonnie, works in special education at an elementary school. Their older daughter, Rebecca, will begin at the University of Texas in fall 2008 and plans on majoring in special education. Their younger daughter, Sarah, is a sophomore in high school. Both girls teach Sunday school. David received the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award in Teaching Excellence, which includes a free trip to Israel with other teachers in summer 2008.
Rita Roth, GR 82, won the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish Family Literature for The Power of Song and Other Sephardic Tales. The collection of Jewish folktales from the Mediterranean emphasizes Jewish values.
Ralph Cunningham, LA 83, is the co-founder and principal of Cunningham Quill Architects in Washington, D.C. The firm won 18 design awards in 2007—one of the highest tallies of commendations in a single year for an architectural firm in the Washington area. Four of the awards were national, including two from Remodeling magazine; one from Custom Home magazine; and one from the Congress for the New Urbanism, which awarded Cunningham Quill a Charter Award for work that reflects the principles of smart growth and exceptional design.
Jill S. Goldsmith, LA 84, is the managing partner of the Phoenix office of the law firm Bowman and Brooke LLP. She practices civil litigation throughout the Southwest. She lives in Phoenix with her daughter, Nicole, 13.
Mark A. Peterson, LA 84, is vice president of STV, an award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, and construction management services. STV is located in Douglassville, Pa.
Nick K. Rodes, EN 84, EN 84, is principal fire protection engineer for a 650-employee, multi-disciplinary consulting firm. He has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 16 years. They have a daughter, 13, and a son, 7.
Julie Compton, LA 85, LW 88, has written her first novel, titled Tell No Lies. The book is a psychological and legal thriller set in St. Louis about an idealistic young prosecutor who gradually trades his principles and comfortable life for ambition and desire. Tell No Lies was released in the United Kingdom in February 2008 and in the United States in May 2008.
Nancy K. Peterson, LA 85, was elected president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys for the 2007–2008 term. For the past 10 years, Peterson has been living and practicing law in Lincoln, Neb., where she recently established her own firm providing representation exclusively in the area of criminal defense. She was previously assistant public defender in DeKalb County, Ga. Peterson and her husband, Todd Chromzak, have two kids (Zoe, 13, and Dane, 10) and two dogs (Fergie and CoCo). In her free time, Peterson enjoys yoga, tennis, and the occasional glass of wine. Web site: www.nkpetersonlaw.com
Tomas Gislason, EN 87, EN 87, is the head of IT and operational risk management at Audur Capital, a financial service company in Iceland.
Anthony J. Greene, LA 87, is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Krista, announce the birth of a son, Jude. In 2008, Greene received tenure and a federal research grant from NIH/NIDA. E-mail: ag@uwm.edu
Carl P. Moyer, LA 87, is the director of the trade consulting group at Stewart & Stewart. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Susan, and his daughter, Sophie.
Abbey Koplovitz, LA 88, has a Boston-based residential interior design firm, AbbeyK, Inc. She was recently featured on the PBS television series This Old House, Newton. Web sites: www.AbbeyK.com; www.OnInteriorDesign.com
David Haven Blake, GR 89, GR 94, co-edited the book Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present. Blake is an associate professor of English at the College of New Jersey and author of Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity.
Carol (Campbell) Maxwell, GR 89, GR 94, has moved to Morehead, Ky., where her husband, Bruce, was recruited to be assistant provost at Morehead State University. Maxwell has been approached about a research position but wants to settle in first.
Pravin B. Rao, GB 89, joined the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. He provides guidance to clients in many areas: insider trading, accounting fraud, copyright infringement, antitrust, tax, money laundering, criminal forfeiture, and other white-collar criminal issues. Rao returned to the private sector after lengthy public service as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
Jeremy Richardson, LA 89, was named a partner of the Phillips Nizer law firm, where he represents several high-end children’s apparel and accessories companies. He lives in New York City with his wife, Marisa Cohen, and their daughters, Bellamy, 6, and Molly, 4.
Rena L. Singer, LA 89, took a break from freelancing in Africa to have two children, Benjamin, 5, and Eden, 3. The family moved to Jerusalem in 2005, where Singer wrote about stories from the West Bank and Israel. They have recently relocated to Tokyo, where Singer hopes to continue writing.

90s
Jason “Jay” Fisher, LA 90, won two gold medals for the U.S. Judo Team in the senior and masters open-weight categories at the Pan Am Maccabiah Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2007. He also won a bronze medal as part of the U.S. squad in the team judo competition.
Karen Koenig, LA 90, LW 93, and Mark Winarsky were married on Sept. 8, 2007. The couple resides in Atlanta, where Karen practices immigration law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, and Mark is an IT project manager for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Katsuhiko Okada, GB 90, is an associate professor of finance at Kwansei Gakuin University. He really enjoys working in academics.
Jeff Taraday, LA 90, lives in Seattle with his wife, Patricia, and his children, Lola, 4, and Wilson, 2. A lawyer for the last 10 years, he recently started a new firm, Morris & Taraday, PC. The firm limits its practice to eminent domain, land use, real estate, and municipal law. E-mail: jeff@morris-taraday.com
Todd Brandt, LA 91, GA 95, and his wife, Jill (D’Amico) Brandt, LA 93, live in Rocky River, Ohio, with their three daughters: Abby, Lydia, and Vivian. Todd is a principal and senior project architect at ka, inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, and also serves on the zoning and building appeals board in Rocky River. Additionally, he is the Nation Chief of the Cleveland-area YMCA’s Westshore Adventure Princesses, an organization dedicated to the relationships between fathers and daughters. Jill operates her own firm, Brandt Architecture, LLC, and serves on the design and construction board of review in Rocky River. She also is involved in the Rocky River Junior Women’s Club as chairperson of the assistance program.
Kimberly (Link) Carper, LA 91, and her husband, Brent, announce the birth of Jack Emerson on Dec. 30, 2007. He joins big sister, Marissa, 2. The family resides in Seattle. E-mail: bandk.mail@comcast.net
Ian R. Scheinmann, BU 91, and his wife, Rachel, announce the birth of Liora Chana on Feb. 8, 2008. She joins big sisters, Sarah, 5, and Rebecca, 4, and big brother, Benjamin, 1. The family resides in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Ian is a real estate attorney in the law firm Greenberg Traurig in Philadelphia.
Kirstin (Baum) Sumner, BU 91, LW 00, and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Graham Hubert on Nov. 30, 2007. The family resides in Chicago, where Kirstin is associate general counsel of a national senior housing company.
Abby Weinstock, LA 91, and her husband, Shawn Sefret, announce the birth of Aliza Rose and Hannah Leah on Feb. 5, 2008. The twins join big sister, Shayna. The family resides in Baltimore.
Jordan B. Forman, BU 92, was promoted to partner at the law firm of Kaufman, Miller & Sivertsen in Atlanta. Forman engages in a general civil practice, including business litigation, collections, bankruptcy, real estate, lien law, eviction law, and transactions. He lives with his wife of six years, Jodi, and his two sons, Joshua, 4, and Jared, 1. E-mail: jbf@kauflaw.net
Dea Hoover, BU 92, the principal of Are We There Yet?, LLC, announces the acquisition of Discover St. Louis Tours, a destination management company. Hoover is active in the St. Louis travel industry, serving as vice president of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and a committee member for the Missouri Showcase. She also is a board member of the Historical Society of University City and The Backers of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Kimberly Jessie, LA 92, and her husband, Daniel Unger, announce the birth of Addison Joy Jessie on Feb. 7, 2008. The family resides in Bethesda, Md. Kimberly is a child clinical psychologist in solo private practice, and Daniel is a senior web developer and manager at a government contracting firm. E-mail: drkajessie@msn.com
Tara Kolff Shehab, LA 92, and her husband, Ziad, announce the birth of Hugo on Feb. 5, 2008. Tara is taking time off from work to stay home with Hugo.
Gary Rosenblum, LA 92, moved to San Francisco after living in New York City for 13 years. He is the director of brand strategy at Abbott Diabetes Care.
Colleen (Trackwell) Jacobson Sestero, PT 92, and her husband, Bob, announce the birth of Kathryn “Kate” in January 2007. She joins big brothers Matthew, Adam, Quinn, and Jack. Colleen is still working part time as a pediatric physical therapist in the local school district in Spokane, Wash.
Leah (Sugarman) Siegel, LA 92, and her husband, Blaine, announce the birth of Noah Jackson on Nov. 23, 2007. Leah is the director of development for the American Friends of the Israel Museum in New York City.
Andrew “Drew” Tulchin, LA 92, moved to Santa Fe to launch his own business, Social Enterprise Associates, that is dedicated to promoting “triple bottom line” benefits for the for- and nonprofit world. Tulchin has done community economic development work in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mozambique, as well as in the United States. Web site: www.socialenterprise.net
Dauria (Turk) Wheeler, LA 92, and her husband, Michael J. P. Wheeler, EN 93, SI 95, announce the birth of Eliot Joseph on May 25, 2007. He joins big sister, “Lili” Grace, 7. Contact: (314) 692-0580
Tracy (Wolchock) Freeman, LA 93, and her husband, Chad, announce the birth of Hailey Jayne in September 2007. She joins big sister, Abigail Rose, 2. The family recently moved to Maplewood, N.J. E-mail: twolchock@hotmail.com
Steven Haider, LA 93, lives in East Lansing, Mich., with his wife, Jen, and their son, Samuel, 1. Steven is an associate professor of economics at Michigan State University.
Hyonchol Joo, GB 93, works for Kookmin Bank, the largest bank in Korea. He is the general manager of a branch in downtown Seoul.
Laurie Beth Moret, LA 93, and her husband, Scott Levine, BU 94, announce the birth of Mia Dylan on Jan. 25, 2008.
Jennifer Barnett Reed, LA 93, and her husband, Matt, announce the birth of James Wray on July 27, 2007. Jennifer is associate editor at the Arkansas Times, an alternative weekly newspaper in Little Rock. E-mail: jennifer@arktimes.com
Janine N. Smith, LA 93, recently moved to Washington, D.C., and is director of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Howard University Hospital.
Robert Yosowitz, EN 93, and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of Blake Vaughn on Jan. 17, 2008. The family resides in Tempe, Ariz. Robert is a manager in the technology department at Arizona State University, and Amy is a senior manager for software quality assurance at the University of Phoenix.
Janak Acharya, LA 94, is assistant clinical professor for the University of California, San Francisco Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Fresno. His wife, Tori, is on the faculty of the UCSF-Fresno pediatric residency. They have three children: Jaxson, Calvin, and Duncan.
Paul D. Anderson, EN 94, and his wife, Andrea, announce the birth of Norah Grace. Paul is a senior project manager and environmental engineer with CDM’s Kansas City, Mo., office. Andrea is a family practice physician. E-mail: pdakc@yahoo.com
Sharon Shapiro Galin, LA 94, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Sarah Isabel on Oct. 9, 2007. She joins siblings, Rachel and Jeremy. The family resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Sharon volunteers in the community and works as a consultant for the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. David is a patent attorney.
Barry Levy, LA 94, was the screenwriter for Vantage Point, his first major studio film. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver. It tells the story of an assassination attempt on the president from multiple points of view. The movie opened on Feb. 22, 2008.
Brenda (Wolkstein) Lowenberg, LA 94, and her husband, Marc, announce the birth of Shira Elle on Aug. 19, 2007. The family resides in Audubon, Pa. E-mail: brendalowenberg@yahoo.com
Amy (Ortner) Mandell, LA 94, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Jocelyn Jane on Oct. 8, 2007. The family resides in Los Angeles. Jocelyn joins a family of Washington University alumni—grandparents Charles Ortner, LA 67, and the late Jane Gold Ortner, LA 67, and cousin Barrie Rosen, LA 99.
Devi (Nathan) Weier, LA 94, GR 99, and her husband, John Weier, LA 93, announce the birth of Asha Elizabeth on Dec. 8, 2007. The family resides in San Francisco, where Devi works in portfolio planning at Genentech and John is a freelance writer.
Michelle (Landau) Brooks, LA 95, and her husband, Gary, announce the birth of Sophia Avery on Dec. 25, 2007. She joins big sister Olivia, 3. Michelle continues to work at the Central Agency for Jewish Education in St. Louis as the director of school services. E-mail: michellebrooks@hotmail.com
Thomas Cunningham, GM 95, was appointed a shareholder of Brooks Kushman, a national leader in intellectual property law.
Jessica Plattner, FA 95, is living in Guanajuato, Mexico, where she is working on a project for her Fulbright.
Jeff Powrie, EN 95, GB 95, and his wife, Kelly, are moving to North Carolina with their two children—Ian, 4, and Lauren, 1. Jeff is a senior manager in Deloitte Consulting’s customer transformation practice. E-mail: jpowrie@hotmail.com
Julie (Newman) Rubinsky, LA 95, and her husband, David Rubinsky, BU 93, LW 96, announce the birth of Zoe Alexandra and Victoria “Tori” Blake on April 25, 2007. They join big brother, Gabriel, 3. E-mail: julie_newman@yahoo.com
Vonetta I. Brown, LA 96, is an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. She would like to know more alumni in the D.C. area. E-mail: mizbrown@comcast.net
Jill (Howell) Brown, LA 96, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Owen Zachary on Dec. 25, 2007. He joins big brother, Brett, 2. The family resides in Lakeland, Fla.
Mala (Ahuja) Harker, LA 96, was elected partner at the New York law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, where she concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, securities litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. She and her husband, Bill, live in Brooklyn Heights. Bill serves as general counsel and senior vice president of human resources at Sears Holdings Corp., based in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Nita Kulkarni, LA 96, MD 00, and her husband, Iqbal Brainch, LA 96, announce the birth of Devin and Anaya on Nov. 29, 2007. The family resides in Chicago, where Iqbal is the chief marketing officer at Advantage Futures and Nita is an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. E-mail: ibrainch@mac.com
David M. Mandell, LA 96, is president and CEO of one of the fastest-growing liquor companies in the nation, The p.i.n.k. Spirits Company. The company was the first to create a new category in caffeinated vodka without extra calories, flavor, or color, known as p.i.n.k. vodka. This new vodka was rated as a “superb” spirit by Wine Enthusiast magazine and as one of the top 50 spirits of 2007. The p.i.n.k. brand also was presented with 11 Beverage Dynamics Advertising and Promotion Awards, including five first-place honors and the American Graphic Design Award.
Marisa (Feder) Marcus, LA 96, and her husband, Seth, announce the birth of Ryan Bradley on Oct. 14, 2007. The family resides in Rockville, Md.
Michelle (Pogue) Teel, EN 96, and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Katelyn Michelle on Jan. 8, 2008. She joins big brother, John Michael. The family resides in Fulton, Mo. Michelle and Michael are civil engineers for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Jefferson City. Michael is maintenance engineer for Central Missouri, and Michelle is assistant director for motor carrier services. E-mail: teelracing@yahoo.com
Christine (O’Brien) Brittle, LA 97, and her husband, Christian, announce the birth of Zachary Ryan on March 9, 2008. He joins big sister, Kaitlyn, 3. The family resides in Arlington, Va., where Christine runs a small market research company focused on improving government communications. E-mail: christine@uncommoninsights.com
Kevin Center, LA 97, and Melissa McCracken were married on Oct. 6, 2007. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Atlanta. Kevin is the senior manager in the business planning department at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and Melissa is an epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society.
Anne (Baecker) Duncan, BU 97, GR 05, and her husband, Judson Duncan, EN 97, announce the birth of Sarah Marie on June 3, 2007. She joins big sister, Martha Elizabeth, 3. The family has relocated to Singapore, where Judson is the director of Asia Pacific marketing for Emerson Process Management. E-mail: annie_duncan@yahoo.com or judson_duncan@yahoo.com
Juan M. Estrada, LA 97, and his wife, Irene Chase, announce the birth of Julian Tsai in July 2007.
Christopher G. Hill, LW 97, was named to Virginia’s Legal Elite in construction law. Hill is an attorney at DurretteBradshaw PLC in Richmond, Va.
Gretchen Loeffler Peltier, EN 97, and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of Myla Grace on March 14, 2008. The family resides in New York City, where Gretchen is an Earth Institute postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University and Rick is a postdoctoral fellow at New York University. E-mail: gretchen-loeffler@yahoo.com
Amy Tucker Ryan, LW 97, joined the law firm of Martin, Leigh, Laws, and Fritzlen, PC as a senior associate in the St. Louis office. Her practice is concentrated in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. She resides in Webster Groves, Mo., with her husband, Andy. E-mail: atr@mllfpc.com
Mitchell E. Sava, SI 97, is the CEO of an online start-up company that develops software and services for collaboration and innovation in public policy development. After completing a master’s degree in public affairs at Harvard, Sava moved to London, where he has been active in innovation and entrepreneurship policy, and new media. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.
George J. Hruza, GB 98, was elected the 2008 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the association representing physicians in the St. Louis area. Hruza is medical director of the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center in Town & Country, Mo. He also is clinical associate professor of dermatology and otalaryngology/head and neck surgery at Saint Louis University.
Jeremy R. Johnson, EN 98, SI 01, is a senior project manager and operations manager for the industrial systems business group at CH2M HILL, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife, Stacey, have been married for more than three years, and they have a daughter, Addyson Michele, 1.
Steven L. Johnston, LW 98, is general counsel for the Oakland A’s major league baseball team. His duties were recently expanded to include the position of general counsel for the San Jose Earthquakes major league soccer team. Johnston is now responsible for all legal and human resource matters for both professional sports teams.
Libby (Silverman) Weiss, BU 98, and her husband, Josh, announce the birth of Noah Bradley on Jan. 4, 2008. He joins big sister, Ilana Cara, 3. The family resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Libby is a financial consultant with AG Edwards and Josh is the director of communications for American Traffic Solutions.
Karen (Jaffee) Kalan, BU 99, and her husband, Jeremy, announce the birth of Marissa Danielle on March 3, 2008. The family resides in Los Angeles, where Karen works for the regional marketing team of Whole Foods Market.
Lori (Thomas) Khazen, LA 99, and her husband, Peter M. Khazen, EN 99, announce the birth of Emary Antonia, in August 2007. Lori continues to run her own athletic training practice in St. Louis and serves as assistant coach for the Washington University women’s soccer team. Peter is an IT auditor at AT&T.
Rebecca Lawin McCarley, LA 99, is continuing her business, SPARK Consulting, in Davenport, Iowa, as an architectural historian/historic preservation consultant in Iowa and northern Illinois. She and her husband, Bill, adopted three brothers from Ukraine in spring 2007: twins Patrick Artem and Justin Maksym, 4, and Lucas Oleg, 3.
Brian Panek, BU 99, and his wife, Kim, announce the birth of Caitlyn Reese on March 7, 2008. She joins big sister, Ella, 2. The family resides in Northbrook, Ill. Brian is the vice president of his family’s business, Panek Precision.

00s
Trishana (Woodard) Dailey, EN 00, is an IS team leader at Edward Jones. She had previously worked at AT&T for six years.
Lindsey (Wurzel) Glass, BU 00, and her husband, Brian Glass, GB 00, announce the birth of Charlie Maxwell in May 2007. The family resides in Chesterfield, Mo. E-mail: lindseyandbrian@yahoo.com
Sarah (Teal) Glasser, LA 00, and her husband, David Glasser, BU 00, announce the birth of Samuel Emerson on March 25, 2008. The family resides in St. Louis.
Lesley (Grantham) Grandstaff, LA 00, and her husband, Armistead, announce the birth of Charlotte Lucy on Jan. 10, 2008. The family resides in Louisville, Ky.
Bill Welborn, GB 00, was named a principal with Edward Jones’ holding company, the Jones Financial Cos. He is one of only 23 individuals chosen from more than 32,000 associates across the globe to join the firm’s 303 principals.
Kristin Harris, FA 01, relocated from New York to Philadelphia. She is senior designer at Free People, an Urban Outfitters Inc. brand. Harris will be helping to jump start an intimate apparel line for the brand. Prior to her move, she was designing private label intimates and lingerie for American Eagle Outfitters, Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Victoria’s Secret.
Karyn Kim, LA 01, and Brian Kim were married in November 2007. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. Karyn is a consultant for BASES in Chicago. She also is pursuing a nursing degree at Rush University. Brian is a senior systems engineer at Motorola.
Kenneth Mitchell, LA 01, celebrated his adult bar mitzvah in September 2007 at Congregation B-nai Emunah in San Francisco. He has been a member of the board of directors at Congregation since May 2007. He is an instructor/internship and university placement coordinator at EF International Language Schools.
Elizabeth “Beth” Collins, LW 02, and Scott Persson were married on Sept. 22, 2007. The couple resides in Las Vegas, where Beth is an associate in the Las Vegas office of Ranalli & Zaniel.
Carrie Mae Dupic, BU 02, has been practicing civil defense litigation for two years at Robinson & Wood, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. E-mail: cmd@robinsonwood.com
Jill Lyon, LA 02, was selected by her colleagues as the Pediatric Resident Physician Educator of the Year for her second-year residency class. In addition to this honor, Jill received a funded trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, in May 2008 to attend the national meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is in her second of three years of pediatric residency training at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Meg Rincker, GR 02, GR 06, was awarded the 2007 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for her collaborative research on women’s pathways to political influence in new and developing democracies. Rincker is a visiting assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Brooke Bagnall, LA 03, is a member of Second City Touring Company. The company focuses on political and pop-culture satire using improv skits and audience participation. The company was formed by a group of college students in 1959 and is based in Chicago. Comedians such as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert began their careers at Second City.
Allison (Barrett) Carelli, LA 03, is attending Boston University School of Medicine and plans on graduating in 2008.
Chris Gannett, GB 03, is vice president of strategic marketing for SONY BMG Music Entertainment’s Commercial Music Group. Gannett will guide strategic marketing efforts to support the Commercial Music Group’s goal of identifying, piloting, and launching new initiatives, while remaining focused on deals that benefit all SONY BMG labels and divisions.
Jennifer Grusby, LA 03, and Josh Steiman, LA 00, were married on Sept. 1, 2007, in St. Louis. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Springfield, Ill., where Jennifer will be starting a general surgery residency program at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in July 2008. Josh is an attorney at Heavner, Scott, Beyers, and Mihlar in Decatur, Ill.
Adam Marcus, GR 03, LA 03, expects to graduate from Georgia Tech in August 2008 with his doctorate. He has accepted a position as a Gibbs Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at Yale. He is the first recipient of the Konig Prize in Discrete Mathematics, given to a junior researcher for outstanding research in an area of discrete mathematics.
Jason E. Rothman, LA 03, is working on his M.F.A. in design and technology at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York City. He also is working as a sound designer and composer, and is completing a short film.
Kent Shaw, GR 03, is working on his doctorate in creative writing at the University of Houston. He has published a book of poetry, titled Calenture, that began as a master’s thesis at Washington University.
Charles A. Boswell, GM 04, is an associate scientist at Genentech, Inc., in San Francisco. He works in the Department of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Sciences within the Early Development Organization.
Sarah K. Chenault, FA 04, moved to Austin, Texas, in October 2007. She works events at the Mexican American Cultural Center and will soon be teaching copper and tin smithing there. Chenault has begun dancing with Daniel Llanes, choreographer, musician, and poet. She also is dancing with the event company Tropical Productions, which does everything from Hawaiian to hip hop. In addition, she substitute teaches in area private schools, in the day-care to high school level.
Lorri Fehlker, LA 04, and Andrew J. Martin, LA 06, were married on May 19, 2007, on the groom’s family farm. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Columbia, Mo., where Drew is attending veterinary school at the University of Missouri and Lorri is a physical therapist at Veterans Hospital.
Elizabeth A. Herczeg-Konecny, FA 04, moved to the Bay Area for her new job at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. She also is developing her own crafting company, the Ministry of Craft. E-mail: ministryofcraft@gmail.com
Kamaria Holt, LA 04, is pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy at the University of Miami. She expects to graduate in 2009.
Jamie Kull, LA 04, and David Galemba, LA 04, were married on Jan. 19, 2008, in Philadelphia. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New Jersey, where Jamie is a judicial law clerk and David is an assistant prosecutor.
Christopher R. Liang, LA 04, and Claudia L. Vergara were married on Jan. 4, 2008, in Puerto Rico. Christopher earned a master’s degree in curriculum, technology, and education reform from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a teacher at Academia Maria Reina in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Claudia will graduate from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in June 2008.
Cat (O’Connor) Olson, LA 04, and her husband, Richard Olson, EN 03, announce the birth of Henry Carl on Jan. 25, 2008.
Philip Tidwell, AR 04, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and attended the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland to study wood architecture in the Nordic countries.
Cristina R. Fernandez, LA 05, is attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Peter H. LaFontaine, LA 05, moved to Washington, D.C., and is looking for a job in the environmental field.
David R. Barrett, LA 06, is an editor for Business Wire in San Francisco. He also ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2008; his official time was 2:59:31.
Valerie M. Blanco, LA 06, is a student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Kristin M. Castillo, LA 06, is a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School.
Noel Fehr, GB 06, is vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial CRA LLC, which is headquartered in St. Louis.
Shara P. Siegel, LA 06, is a 2008 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh. The program is a national, nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experience designed to educate and train ethical and effective leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors.
Jack Dabrowski, GB 07, was named president of the St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce. Dabrowski is product manager at Allied Healthcare Products Inc.
Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega, LA 07, received a 2008 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship provides full support for up to five years of study toward a doctorate. Figueroa-Clarevega wants to attend a graduate program where she can combine her interests in infectious diseases, genetics, and public health. She wants to find better ways to diagnose and treat river blindness, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. She hopes to establish her own research lab in Honduras someday, where she can study diseases that affect people in her native country.
Sylvia L. Hardy, FA 07, is working on a photography series in New York City. She plans on traveling to Germany for a few months in summer 2008.