CLASSMATES —Summer 2009
   

 

In Memoriam
1920s
Dorothy (Menown) Weeks, LA 26; Feb. ’09

1930s
Leonard I. Abrahams, AR 31; March ’09 • Margaret (Jones) Bricker, NU 33; Feb. ’09 • C. Inez (Wilson) Deming, LA 35; Feb. ’09 • Opal (Fitzsimmons) Johnson, UC 36; Jan. ’07 • Karl B. McKenzie, FA 36; Sept. ’08 • Ret. Col. Earle K. Rosen, BU 36; Feb. ’09 • Jane F. Smith, SW 37; Feb. ’09 • Louise (Crouse) Russell, NU 38; Nov. ’08 • Dorothy C. Wagner, LA 38, GR 39; Dec. ’08 • Irving L. Berger, MD 39; Jan. ’09 • William F. Goessling, Sr., BU 39; Feb. ’09 • Lucille (Hansen) Green, UC 39; Jan. ’09 • Leonard Kent, LA 39, MD 43; Jan. ’09

1940s
Mary (Eicher) Cole, LA 40; March ’09 • Ludwig F. Hammer, EN 40; Feb. ’09 • Muriel Sanders, LA 40, SW 42; Jan. ’09 • Janet (Hagen) Ulmer, LA 40; Dec. ’08 • Madeline (Mihelyi) Wallmark, GR 40; Aug. ’08 • Barbara (Moore) Weber, UC 40; Jan. ’09 • Mae (Dragoo) Stegmann, LA 41; Jan. ’09 • Patricia (Dietrich) Dees, LA 42; May ’06 • Walter P. Graul, MD 42; Dec. ’08 • Milton M. Harris, BU 42; Jan. ’09 • Neil Humphreville, BU 42; Feb. ’09 • John T. Bird, Jr., DE 43; Feb. ’09 • B. Wright Hutton, LA 43; Sept. ’08 • Walter H. Klose, BU 43; Feb. ’08 • Frederick M. Reitz, EN 43, SI 49; Nov. ’08 • Anna (Kodros) Beach, FA 44; July ’08 • John D. Hasler, LW 44; Sept. ’07 • Ruth (Bretscher) Ressmeyer, LA 44; Oct. ’08 • Margaret (Jones) Henry, MD 45; Dec. ’08 • Lucy (Johns) Anderson, LA 46; Jan. ’09 • Marie (Rosenberg) Langbart, LA 46; Dec. ’08 • Joseph C. Williams, Jr., MD 46; Nov. ’08 • Dorothy K. Anderson, FA 47; Aug. ’08 • Marvin H. Berkeley, LA 47, GR 52; Jan. ’09 • Anita (Heinrichsmeyer) Flori, LA 47; Oct. ’08 • George N. Hartje, LA 47; April ’08 • Carleton F. Izard, BU 47; Jan. ’09 • John T. Loire, LA 47; March ’09 • Robert H. McRoberts, Jr., LA 47, LW 51; Feb. ’09 • Sam Moskowitz, BU 47; Feb. ’09 • Travis J. Wright, EN 47; Jan. ’09 • Herbert J. Alpern, BU 48; June ’08 • Virginia Barritt, NU 48; Feb. ’09 • Maryrose (Sauerhage) Bush, NU 48; Feb. ’09 • Steven Carson, LA 48; Aug. ’08 • Robert W. Gabriel, EN 48; Dec. ’08 • Virgil D. Greene, EN 48; Dec. ’08 • Philip B. Polster, LW 48; Feb. ’09 • Willard V. “Buck” Siegel, LA 48; April ’08 • Walter S. Strode, MD 48; Nov. ’08 • Harry Wuertenbaecher, Jr., EN 48; Jan. ’09 • John A. Adams, Jr., EN 49; April ’07 • John R. Allen, LA 49; Dec. ’08 • Patricia (Dahms) Bernard, NU 49; Feb. ’09 • William M. Haun, SW 49; March ’09 • Edward L. Horner, BU 49; Sept. ’08 • Robert K. Leedham, EN 49; Nov. ’08 • Shirley J. Peterson, MD 49; Jan. ’09 • Paul M. Sabre, BU 49; June ’07 • Robert W. Steffan, LA 49; April ’07 • James R. Zimmer, LW 49; Jan. ’08

1950s
Thelma L. Benson, LA 50, GR 60; Feb. ’09 • Robert Eickmeyer, FA 50; March ’09 • Norman A. James, MD 50; Nov. ’08 • Dolores (Kriegshauser) Lansche, BU 50; Feb. ’09 • Saul Mirowitz, LA 50; Jan. ’09 • Allen R. Burstein, BU 51; Jan. ’09 • Dellard Cassity, FA 51; Feb. ’08 • Phillip Comens, MD 51; Jan. ’09 • William J. Davis, SI 51, SI 56; April ’08 • Robert W. Gessel, BU 51; Jan. ’09 • Rev. E. Weldon Keckley, GR 51; Dec. ’08 • Victor J. Kurowski, EN 51; Jan. ’09 • John E. Senne, SI 51; Aug. ’08 • Edward H. Stewart, Jr., EN 51; Jan. ’09 • John W. Titzler, LA 51; Feb. ’09 • Robert A. Berg, SW 52; Oct. ’08 • Jane (Hedges) Munroe, BU 52; Sept. ’08 • Albert T. Nambu, MD 52; Nov. ’08 • Robert F. Schaefer, LA 52, DE 55; Feb. ’09 • William L. Schauer, BU 52; Dec. ’08 • Gene E. Schultze, LA 52, GR 60; April ’07 • Emil J. Bagley, SW 53; Dec. ’08 • Conrad H. Cheek, Sr., GR 53; Nov. ’08 • Albert L. Grieve, GR 53; Dec. ’08 • John H. Lissant, EN 53; Feb. ’09 • Marvin Solit, LA 53; Dec. ’06 • Martin J. Tado, LA 53; Feb. ’09 • Victor K. Heyman, LA 54, GR 57; Jan. ’09 • Robert L. Mengersen, GR 54; Jan. ’09 • Cynthia (Bloom) Namenwirth, FA 54; July ’08 • Jade Gardner Bute, LA 55; March ’08 • Eldon G. Powell, GR 55; Dec. ’08 • Jules M. Snitzer, DE 55; Feb. ’09 • Perina (Erspamer) Verticchio, UC 55; Dec. ’08 • Barbara (Moeller) Crowley, BU 56; April ’08 • Frederick C. Eggert, UC 56; Dec. ’08 • Grace (Schwartz) Young, OT 56; Jan. ’09 • Frank P. Fullerton, UC 57; June ’08 • Robert L. Ladd, Sr., LA 57; Jan. ’09 • Ronald W. Dennert, LA 58; Jan. ’09 • Chas Jones, LA 58; Sept. ’08 • Margaret M. Barr, UC 59; March ’08 • Howard J. Eichhorn, GB 59; Sept. ’08 • J. Anne (Wood) Kirkpatrick, LA 59; Sept. ’08 • James D. Mackie, FA 59; Feb. ’09 • Nancy C. McCaig, LA 59; Aug. ’06

1960s
Frank D. Gajo, UC 60, GR 63, GR 66; Jan. ’09 • Synda (Haines) Prisbrey, OT 60; Dec. ’08 • Carl A. Saladino, LA 60; Dec. ’08 • Vincent A. Schneider, Jr., HA 60; Jan. ’09 • Robert B. Smith, UC 60; Aug. ’08 • Vernon E. Netherton, SI 61; March ’09 • Raymond I. Parnas, LA 61, LW 64; Jan. ’09 • James T. Williamson, LW 61; Feb. ’09 • Charles H. Wyers, UC 61; March ’09 • Roger W. Heitland, LA 62; March ’09 • Thomas M. Hesse, EN 62; Feb. ’09 • Kent Smith, MD 62; Feb. ’09 • John H. Stone III, MD 62; Nov. ’08 • William I. Thornton, LA 62; Sept. ’08 • Louise (Welenken) Barcus, OT 63; Jan. ’09 • Raymond A. Haar, UC 63; March ’08 • Joseph P. Kelly, GR 63; March ’09 • William A. Thomure, UC 64; June ’08 • Margaret (Roemer) Walker, LA 64; Feb. ’09 • Roberta (Johnston) Brady, NU 65; Feb. ’09 • Joseph W. Flaherty, EN 65; Oct. ’08 • Louis C. Gualdoni, UC 65; Jan. ’09 • Dorothy (Hughes) Hartzell, GR 65; Feb. ’09 • Robert Sigoloff, LW 65; Feb. ’09 • Rolf Woldseth, GR 65; Oct. ’08 • Donald A. Grassmuck, UC 66; July ’08 • Charles H. S. Murphy, Jr., UC 66; Feb. ’09 • Lena (Green) O’Bannon, UC 66; Nov. ’08 • Harold E. Wacker, UC 66; Jan. ’09 • Louise (McGraw) Hodgson, GR 67; March ’09 • Michael A. Turken, LW 68; Feb. ’09 • Marsha S. Weltman, LA 68, GR 71; Feb. ’09 • Ruth T. Whitaker, UC 68; July ’08 • Harvey Gers, LA 69, LA 69, GB 71; Feb. ’09

1970s
Charles R. Ingram, Jr., GR 70; June ’08 • Frances Durham, GR 73; Jan. ’09 • Andrew A. Kusnierkiewicz, LA 73, GA 75; Jan. ’09 • Stephen C. Cossel, LA 74; Feb. ’08 • Michael J. Cunningham, LA 74; Oct. ’08 • Kerry P. Felski, GR 74; Aug. ’07 • Richard A. Lauderbaugh, GR 74, GR 79; Dec. ’07 • Michael W. Shannon, LA 74; March ’09 • Roger D. Wibbenmeyer, LA 75; Aug. ’08 • Carol J. Purtle, GR 76; Dec. ’08 • Norman Lambert, UC 77, TI 91; Feb. ’09 • Peta Raabe, GA 77; Jan. ’09 • Mary D. O’Hare, SW 78; Oct. ’08 • Randy L. Partee, Sr., BU 78; Jan. ’09 • Stephen D. Snoke, LW 78; Jan. ’09 • Scott J. Kringer, LA 79; Dec. ’08

1980s
James M. Vanderplas, LW 80; March ’09 • Michael J. Schneier, TI 87; Feb. ’09

1990s
Deborah C. Brosnan, SW 98; Dec. ’08

2000s
Lindsey P. Rudolph, LA 01; March ’09 • Michelle S. Hankins, SW 02; Feb. ’09 • Earline K. Stewart, SI 05, SI 07; Feb. ’09 • Paul Harvey, GR 07; Feb. ’09

In Remembrance
John T. Bird, Jr.
John T. Bird, Jr., D.D.S. ’43, former dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009. He and his family resided in Birds Point, Missouri, on land owned by the Bird family since before the Louisiana Purchase.

After graduating from Washington University, Bird served as a dentist in the U.S. Army. In 1947, he joined the dental school faculty and became a pioneer in endodontics (root canals). In the 1960s, Bird helped conduct the School’s Baby Tooth Survey to determine the amount of strontium-90 levels in teeth shed by children in the St. Louis area. He became dean in 1967 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1976.

Gerard Glynn
Rev. Gerard Glynn, considered the founding father of the Newman Center at the University, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

Glynn was assigned to the Newman Apostalate in 1950, when it was known as the Newman Club and had been meeting in the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes. He helped raise funds to acquire a building on Skinker Boulevard, the original Newman Center.

In 1962, he purchased the center’s current location on Forsyth Boulevard and constructed a chapel addition on the south side of the original building.

Over the years, Glynn garnered support from many St. Louis–area Catholics to secure the future of the Catholic Student Center, creating an endowment for religious education for University students.

Neville Grant
Neville Grant, professor emeritus of clinical medicine at the University, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

After graduating from medical school at Columbia University, Grant completed an internship at Washington University. He became the first medical student to assist Nobel Peace Prize-winner Albert Schweitzer at his hospital in Lambarene, French Equatorial Africa, now Gabon.

For nearly 40 years, Grant taught at the School of Medicine. After he retired in 1999, Barnes-Jewish Hospital created the Neville Grant Award for Clinical Education in his honor.

He practiced medicine with his brother, the late John M. Grant, at the Grant Medical Clinic in St. Louis, which was founded by their father, the late Samuel B. Grant.

One of Neville Grant’s children, Johanna Grant Nicholas, is associate professor of audiology and communication sciences and research associate professor of otolaryngology at the medical school.

Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey, whose news reports and human-interest stories captivated American listeners for decades, died Saturday, February 28, 2009.

Harvey and his wife, Lynne “Angel” Cooper Harvey, an alumna of the University who died May 3, 2008, were longtime, generous supporters of the University. Among their most recent contributions was a gift in 2008 to name the Angel and Paul Harvey Media Center in the new Danforth University Center.

As a high school student, Harvey began working at KVOO-AM and became an announcer and program director there while attending the University of Tulsa. He and his wife met at St. Louis radio station KXOK-AM, where Paul was a young reporter and Angel was hired to develop a program on education. Paul proposed to Angel on their first date, and they married in 1940.

In 1944, the Harveys moved to Chicago and soon launched Paul Harvey News on ABC affiliate WENR-AM. With Angel as producer, the program quickly became the most-listened-to newscast in Chicago and helped pioneer the 10 p.m. newscast, which soon became a national standard. In 1951, the ABC Radio Networks began broadcasting the program on stations coast-to-coast.

Harvey was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1990. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s most prestigious civilian honor, in 2005.

Angel and Paul received honorary degrees from the University in 1998 and 2007, respectively.

Eugene R. Kilgen, Jr.
Eugene R. Kilgen, Jr., former executive director of the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corp. (WUMCRC), died Saturday, January 17, 2009.

During his more than 20-year tenure, Kilgen spearheaded the redevelopment of the Central West End neighborhood surrounding the Medical Center. Between 1975–90, developers working with the WUMCRC had invested millions of dollars in residential, commercial, and institutional redevelopment in the Central West End. That effort received national acclaim.

In the mid 1990s, Kilgen was part of the University’s team that received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the revitalization of the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood.

Wayne “Packy” McFarland
Wayne “Packy” McFarland, professor emeritus of physical education, died Sunday, January 18, 2009.

McFarland joined Washington University in 1961 as assistant professor of education in Arts & Sciences. He became associate professor of physical education in 1964 and professor of physical education in 1966. From 1964 to 1968, he also served as the University’s director of athletics.

In 1969, McFarland served as chair of education for one year and then became chair of physical education in 1970. He was named professor emeritus in 1990.

Before his career in education, he was part of Gen. George Patton’s European Theatre Army during the Battle of the Bulge. At the time of his discharge, he had earned the rank of lieutenant.

Raymond D. Miller
Raymond D. Miller, research assistant professor in genetics, died Saturday, December 13, 2008.

Miller was employed at the School of Medicine from 1982 until his retirement in April 2008.

In 2005, he was a member of the International HapMap Consortium, which published a high-density haplotype map of the human genome, a sequel to the Human Genome Project and a significant step toward personalized medicine.

His SNP Research Facility was one of six genotyping centers that participated in Phase 1 of the project.

I.E. Millstone
I.E. Millstone, B.S. ’27, a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, died Saturday, May 16, 2009.

He began his career in business at the United Hebrew Temple, where as a boy he established a coat-checking service. Later, Millstone established himself as a major builder of roads and public facilities both in the St. Louis region and in Israel.

Beginning in 1930 and thriving over the next eight decades, his business, Millstone Construction, was engaged in almost every major project of consequence in St. Louis from paving runways at Lambert Field to building the double-decked highways that shot U.S. 40-64 through downtown; from the erection of the graceful apartment towers along Skinker Boulevard to construction of the old Busch Stadium and Northwest Plaza. Many of Millstone’s projects, such as Milles Fountain near Union Station, have stood the test of time.

In the 1950s, Millstone donated the grounds for the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis. The campus is named in his honor.

Millstone had an international impact, as well. Not long after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, he was called upon to help build the infrastructure of the new Jewish state. He built housing for refugees and led that nation in its public housing efforts.

At Washington University, dozens of students attend, and have attended, on Millstone grants. His foundation has contributed millions to the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, the United Way, the Boy and Girl Scouts, Operation Food Search, Saint Louis University, the Saint Louis Symphony, the American Cancer Society, and at least 100 other charities.

A life member of the University’s Board of Trustees, Millstone received an honorary degree in 1994.

Millstone’s obituary also will appear in the fall 2009 print version of Washington University in St. Louis Magazine.

Abdullah M. Nassief
Abdullah M. Nassief, associate professor of neurology, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

Nassief was co-director of the Cerebrovascular Disease Section in the Department of Neurology. He also was director of the Neurology Residency Program at the School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Stroke Center and of Acute Rehabilitation Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

He spearheaded the team that led to Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s naming as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission, the first subspecialty accreditation in any area of medicine obtained by the hospital. Nassief played a central role in developing Washington University Medical Center as one of the premier stroke centers in the country.

Nassief won several teaching awards including the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Clinical Teacher of the Year Award in 2008.

Anthony L. Olasov
Anthony L. Olasov, a senior electrical and computer engineering student at the University, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

Olasov, a 2005 graduate of the Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, South Carolina, was to graduate from Washington University with honors in May.

While at the University, he worked as a teaching assistant and a computer technical assistant and served on the Electrical Engineering Student Advisory Board. Olasov was actively involved in the College Libertarians and had the respect of many of his peers and professors.

In honor of his desire for learning, Olasov’s family has established the Anthony Louis Olasov Memorial Scholarship in Engineering at the University.

Michael W. Shannon
Michael W. Shannon, A.B. ’74, a world-renowned pediatric toxicologist, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

Shannon was the former head of emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He was the first African-American full professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and was considered the preeminent pediatric toxicologist in the world.

Known as the “dancing doctor,” Shannon began dancing while he was a student at Washington University. He danced professionally and also appeared each year in a local productions.

He supported charity groups by serving on their boards and was active at his church. There, he started a youth group in which he spoke to teenagers about the tough choices they face, including sex, drugs, and alcohol.

Jules M. Snitzer
Jules M. Snitzer, D.D.S. ’55, past president of Missouri’s Dental Board of Examiners, died Friday, February 13, 2009.

Snitzer was appointed to the dental board in 1986 by then-Gov. John Ashcroft. Three years later, he became the board’s president. In 1991, Snitzer became an active member of the Central Regional Dental Testing Service, participating in the licensing examinations for future dental practitioners, until his retirement in 2007.

In 1956, he set up a periodontal practice in St. Louis. Snitzer began teaching periodontics at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine as a clinical professor in 1969.

During his 50-year dental career, he was invited to be a fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. He was a founding member and later president of the Missouri Society of Periodontics.

Richard M. Torack
Richard M. Torack, a retired researcher and professor at the School of Medicine, died Thursday, January 22, 2009.

In 1968, Torack joined the medical school faculty at Washington University, where he taught and researched dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Torack was an original member of the “Tuesday Brown Bag Series” at the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. He discussed what was then known about dementia. His pioneering work contributed to the University establishing its Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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BU Business
DE Dentistry
EN Engineering
FA Art
GA Grad. Architecture
GB Grad. Business
GD Grad. Dentistry
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GL
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GM
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UC University College

50s
William Fissinger, LA 50, published a novel, Dance at Bougival, set at Washington University in the 1970s at the peak of the Vietnam War dissonance. The plot revolves around the shattered romance of a young academic who has become active in antiwar demonstrations and a radical post-modern colleague in the English department. His liberal politics alienate his lover’s ambitious mother and her socially prominent friends, and he is cast aside for a family favorite. The couple’s lives and marriages go in separate directions, keeping their memories alive, until years later when an unexpected encounter brings long-sought closure. The story draws on Fissinger’s days at the University and his later national career as a development officer for universities and academic medical centers, as well as his experience after retirement as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps serving homeless street people in the inner city of Portland, Ore. Web sites: xlibris.com/danceatbougival and xlibris.com/fissinger

Alan H. Siegerist, EN 51, and his wife, June (Thursby) Siegerist, LA 52, enjoy traveling and going to their cabin in Wisconsin. They have five grandchildren.

Bill Voos, FA 52, is president of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Senior Academy, the organization for retired IUPUI faculty and staff members. Voos retired as dean and professor emeritus of Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at Indianapolis in 1995. He resides in Greenwood, Ind.

Alan C. Kohn, LA 53, LW 55, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 and in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2008. He is a partner at Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP in St. Louis. Kohn focuses on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice law.

Carla (Newport) Weintraub, LA 53, is taking classes and seminars in a variety of different areas. She enjoys reading, traveling, discussion groups, visiting with grandchildren, dining with friends, and playing with her dog.

Harold Roth, AR 56, retired as professional adviser to the Western European Architecture Foundation, which awards the Gabriel Prize annually for study in Paris. He continues his practice as a partner with Roth and Moore Architects in New Haven, Conn. Some of his current projects include the Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University in Atlanta and the Worthington Hooker School in New Haven.

60s
John Gianoulakis,
LA 60, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 and in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2008, which listed him as one of the top 50 lawyers in St. Louis and one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri. He is a partner at Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP in St. Louis. He focuses on bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice law.

Ray Millard, UC 63, was elected to the national board of Lumunos (formerly Faith At Work), an ecumenical organization founded in 1927 to provide ways to navigate the challenges arising in work, relationships, and spiritual life. Lumunos is based in Fairfax, Va. Since 2004, Millard and his wife have participated in annual Lumunos projects to construct, furnish, and staff elementary schools in the Mayan highlands of rural Guatemala. The couple resides in Monterey, Calif.

Frederick Chait, EN 64, is retired. He and his wife, Lili, have a daughter, Rachel, who is a student at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Helene Chorlins Meyer, LA 66, published I Have Not Picked Up My Dinosaurs Yet Today, a compilation of dramatic readings based on the actual experiences of people who have suffered from depression and/or anxiety disorder. E-mail: meyerh826@aol.com

Satya Prakash, GR 66, was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology Fellowship.

Julie Wosk, LA 66, published a new book, Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eyes. She also is the author of Women and the Machine: Representations from the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age. She is a professor of English, art history, and studio painting at the State University of New York and Maritime College. Wosk recently received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research. She and her husband reside in New York City.

Marc Bekoff, LA 67, GR 72, published Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals in March 2009 (University of Chicago Press).

Steven Hause, GR 67, GR 69, has received a curriculum grant from the Skandalaris Center to develop his course called Economic History and Entrepreneurialism in Modern Western Civilization. Hause won the national award from the U.S. Association of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship for the most innovative entrepreneurship course for 2009. He is a senior scholar in the humanities.

Thomas Wilheit, Jr., GR 67, has won the 2009 Verner E. Suomi Award from the American Meteorological Society, the nation’s leading professional society for scientists in atmospheric and related sciences. Wilheit is being recognized for his “extraordinary advances in the field of microwave remote sensing, including the development of space borne microwave radiometry and supporting algorithms for rainfall and surface properties.” He is a professor at Texas A&M in College Station.

Virginia L. Crandall, NU 69, is semi-retired and works three days a week as a nurse midwife with Planned Parenthood. She and her husband, Hugh D. Logsdon, have a small alpaca farm in Colorado Springs, Colo.

70s
John Grew Sheridan, LA 70, published the article “Dowelled Joints,” in the spring 2009 issue of the quarterly Woodwork. He and his late wife, Carolyn Grew-Sheridan, LA 69, have had three pieces juried into 500 Tables, which is to be published by Lark Books in summer 2009.

Gary Nichols, FA 71, is the owner of G Nichols Watercolors in Kirkwood, Mo. Nichols, an award-winning painter and a lifelong golfer, offers golf lovers their own, customized watercolor painting of a particular course or hole. Web site: gnicholswatercolors.com

Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was selected for inclusion in the Maryland Super Lawyers 2009 issue in the health-care category. He is an attorney at Ober|Kaler.

Charles Elbert, LA 72, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 and in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2008. He is a partner at Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP in St. Louis. He concentrates on labor and employment law.

Terry R. Altman, LA 73, has taught financial planning at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., for 13 years. He maintains a small personal financial planning practice.

Rob Brenner, LA 75, is a member of the New York City Stagehands Union Local #1 IATSE. He recently finished the Broadway run of The 39 Steps. E-mail: brenner.rob@gmail.com

Amie Gross, LA 75, founder and principal of Amie Gross Architects, is celebrating her firm’s 25th anniversary.

Barry K. Wershil, LA 75, MD 79, moved to Chicago to become the chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Children’s Memorial Hospital. He is professor of pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern. Wershil supervises a laboratory with a long-standing interest in mechanisms of allergic inflammation and immunity in the GI tract.

Alvin Wolff, LA 75, is an attorney at Wallach & Wolff, LLC, in Clayton, Mo. He is a huge supporter and public speaker for banning cell phones while driving and for mandating age restrictions on cell phone usage in cars.

William H. Homer, EN 76, SI 80, and his wife, Karen Kalmek, opened Green Home Chicago, a design center that is “the Midwest’s preeminent destination for uncommonly beautiful, eco-friendly interior design products for both commercial and residential green projects.” Web site: ghcdesigncenter.com

George D. Lord, Jr., LA 76, is a chiropractor and a certified body talk practitioner. He also does lymphatic therapy and other therapies, including his own “suspension” connective tissue technique. Lord is involved in the activities of the Athens, Ga., Baha’i community and went on pilgrimage with his wife, Gail, to Baha’i holy places in Israel.

Hans W. Steck, LW 76, was selected for inclusion in the Indiana Super Lawyers 2009 list. He is an attorney at Bingham McHale LLP and focuses on bonds/government finance law.

Laura (Katz) Cutler, LA 77, is the deputy director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University. She and her husband, Mike, reside in Bethesda, Md. E-mail: cutler@american.edu

John Barnes, LA 78, GR 81, published his 27th book, Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973, in May 2009 (Penguin/Viking Young Adult). The book is Barnes’ first non-genre novel. His next contracted projects include Eenie Meanie Miney Moe, a science fiction novel; Directive 51, a political thriller; and two as-yet-untitled science fiction novels, all from Penguin.

William R. Brown, GB 79, was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. In his new role, Brown serves as the agency’s executive officer.

Jim Holliman, MD 79, is professor of military and emergency medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He is the second emergency physician to reach the rank of professor at the University.

Bruce Janis, EN 79, has lived in Thailand for the past 10 years. He and his husband, Tom, have a coffee plantation and a handicraft export business.

Kathleen Thurmond, SW 79, was president of an industrial uniform rental business for 11 years. She received an MBA and sold the company in 2007. A business consultant, she is interviewing for nonprofit CEO positions in social work and environmental areas.

80s
Swee Kim Maureen Fung,
SW 80, went into semi-retirement in 2008. She has taken up teaching/training project assignments.

Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD 80, received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York. He is an orthopedic surgeon practicing since 1989 with the Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group, where he currently serves as director of the sports and medicine fellowship program and the research and education foundation. Mandelbaum also is the medical director of the Federation International de Football Association. He serves as team physician for Pepperdine University and for all the U.S. Soccer Federation teams, as well as the assistant medical director of Major League Soccer.

Matthew O’Shea, FA 80, GF 07, exhibited his photography at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis from March 27 to May 2, 2009. He was featured in an exhibit titled Homegrown: An Exhibition of Artists from the St. Louis Area. Web site: matthewoshea.com

Lisa R. Sharkey, LA 80, is the director of creative development at HarperCollins Publishers. She acquires high-profile books for the company. Sharkey wrote Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire. Web sites: harpercollins.com and dreaminggreenbook.com

Karen (Owens) Drake, GR 81, is an organizational development consultant and coach. She designs leadership programs for a hospital and is involved with a global women’s organization. She was canvass director for the Obama Campaign for Change, which included helping with Missouri’s Get Out the Vote project.

Scott Jones, LA 81, was named a fellow in the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. Jones is the medical director of BarnesCare, a comprehensive continuum of occupational health services for St. Louis area employers. He also serves as the managing partner of Global Occupational Health Strategies, LLC, a service that schedules and medically reviews post-offer, periodic, and regulatory exams. Jones also owns Doctors-on-Call Physician Case Management Services, LLC, a company that provides real-time, work-related injury and illness management through a 24-hour call center, and periodic review of medical cases for local and national companies.

R. Mark McCareins, LW 81, presented a paper on multidistrict litigation at the American Bar Association Antitrust spring meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2009. He serves as vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section Committee on Advocacy. In 2009, McCareins was named to the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers Leading Lawyers in American Business, Illinois Super Lawyers, and the Leading Lawyers Network in the areas of antitrust and commercial litigation. He serves as chair of the advisory board for Washington University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and participates in the Chicago Board of Regents group.

Jimmie E. Tucker, GA 81, is adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Memphis. He is managing principal of Self Tucker Architects. He served as a co-presenter at a day-long seminar on green building for architects, engineers, and contractors. Tucker’s firm was one of four that received the 2008 AIA Tennessee Design Award of Excellence.

David R. Nachman, LW 82, has relocated his business law practice to Kansas City, Mo. He continues to represent entrepreneurs and business owners. Nachman works primarily in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, business and estate planning, and related litigation.

Jeanette Meyer, LA 83, was selected to participate in the City of Fort Collins CityWorks 101. The intensive eight-week program gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at running a city and creating a vibrant community. Meyer is a realtor with The Group. She was awarded the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified (QSC) Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100 percent client service satisfaction in 2008, as measured by Leading Research Corporation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Meyer has received QSC award status recognition. E-mail: jmeyer@thegroupinc.com

Alison Van Dusen, EN 83, has been a backcountry ranger with the National Park Service for 15 years.

Melanie L. Edwards, LA 85, is launching a social enterprise in Brazil to “count the uncounted.” Each fall, she returns to San Francisco to teach social entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Web site: mobilemetrix.org

Brad Gregg, LA 85, MD 98, is an emergency physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. He previously worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis for six years. Gregg recently achieved fellow status in the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also runs a small recording studio, the SoundCrib, and is in the midst of writing and recording his first album, Cue the Dancing Hippies. He and his wife, Laura, reside in Lake Saint Louis with their cats, Simon and Ozzy.

Frances Merriweather, LA 85, is a clinical social worker at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She resides in California.

Allen Icet, GB 86, was selected by Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard to continue his service as chair of the House Budget Committee for the 95th General Assembly.

Mark A. Clayton, BU 87, is a member of the Gaming Regulatory Law Department at Lionel Sawyer & Collins. He is based in the firm’s Las Vegas office. He is vice chairman of the gaming law section of the State Bar of Nevada and adjunct professor for gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada.

Paul Eykamp, LA 87, LA 87, and Stephanie Jensen were married on Nov. 19, 2008, in St. Lucia. The couple resides in Menlo Park and Alamo, Calif., where Paul is a strategic planner for Kaiser Permanente. Stephanie is the director of the pulmonary business unit for Nektar Therapeutics. Paul recently published an article on data mining in New Directions for Institutional Research. The couple is active in the Washington University, Cornell, and Harvard alumni associations. Web site: paul.eykamp.net

David Pill, GA 87, and his wife, Hillary Maharam, LA 86, won the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) Zero Net Energy Building Award for their Charlotte, Vt., residence that achieved 12 months of zero net energy use. The couple received a $10,000 cash award from NESEA.

Deborah Fowler-Dixon Bross, LA 88, and her husband, Samuel, announce the birth of Livia Augusta Dixon Bross on Nov. 8, 2008. She joins big brother, Atticus, 2.

Stephen C. Friet, LA 88, is an animal resources supervisor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has two sons: Gabriel, 9, and Tristan, 6.

David E. Goldberg, BU 89, is the COO of BloomNet, a 1-800-Flowers.com company. Goldberg and his wife, Marni, have two children: Sam, 11, and Zoey, 8. The family is moving to Long Island, N.Y.

Parrish Potts, EN 89, and his wife, Kathryn, announce the birth of Caroline Audrey Sue. She joins big brothers, John Brennan, Michael, and Andrew. The family resides in Heath, Texas. Parrish is a partner with Accenture, and Kathryn is a stay-at-home mom.

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Cecelia Graff,
SW 90, lives in Kentucky with her husband. She is a licensed clinical social worker.

Doug Isenberg, LA 90, was selected as one of the first 37 attorneys worldwide (and one of only two from the United States) for the Czech Arbitration Court’s new domain name dispute services. He also continues to serve as a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and maintains his own private law practice in Atlanta, focusing on Internet legal issues. E-mail: disenberg@GigaLawFirm.com

Peter L. Lopez, GB 90, LW 91, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 in the area of real estate law. Lopez is an attorney at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Maria Maffry, LA 90, is vice president of business development at BNIM in Kansas City, Mo. The architecture firm specializes in sustainable design and planning projects of all scales at the local, regional, and national level.

Karen (Koenig) Winarsky, LA 90, LW 93, and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Isabelle Lily on Nov. 3, 2008.

Robert L. Bellaire, EN 91, received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for outstanding public service. He served as missile defense agency sensors directorate chief engineer and acting technical director for the deputy for test integration and fielding. Bellaire was a critical leader in the highly successful satellite engagement, Operation Burnt Frost. He built and led a cohesive team of scientists and engineers to deliver a synchronized sensors architecture, ensuring a successful satellite engagement.

David S. Hochstadter, FA 91, is the head of the graphic design department at CTI Education Group in Durban, South Africa.

Mark Moller, GR 91, GR 97, received tenure at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Moller teaches in the philosophy department.

Robert Tobias, BU 91, and his wife, Melanie, announce the birth of Lillian Rae on Sept. 18, 2008. She joins big sisters, Sophia, 6, and Raeyna, 3. The family resides in New Albany, Ohio. Robert is a senior prosecutor with the City of Columbus and was recently promoted to director of the prosecution resources unit. Melanie also is a senior prosecutor and is the director of the appellate unit.

David E. Averne, LA 92, joined the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He assists U.S. companies that export in Vietnam.

Cristina Villa, LA 92, is the senior direct marketing coordinator for LifeExtension in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She and her husband, Okan Hazar, reside in West Palm Beach, Fla. E-mail: villacristina@hotmail.com

Tracy (Wolchock) Freeman, LA 93, joined Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties of Morris, Essex, and Union Counties in Summit, N.J., as a sales associate. She ran a 5K in April 2009 in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. E-mail: TracyFreemanRealtor@gmail.com

Amy (Fisher) Halliburton, LA 93, and her husband, David Halliburton, BU 93, announce the birth of Connor Jacob on Jan. 15, 2009. He joins big brother, Aaron Samuel, 6. The family resides in Tulsa, Okla., where Amy is a managing consultant with Williams Company and David is a high school math teacher.

Mitzae (Foster) Mullens, SW 93, is the marketing director of Tucker Gas Processing, a company that transports natural gas from shut-in wells to an end user, and works with refuse deposal companies to reclaim their gas.

Rita Dove, GR 94, published a book of poetry, Sonata Mulattica. Dove is the former U.S. Poet Laureate and a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Heinz Award, and the NAACP Great American Artist Award. She is the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Web site: ritadovepoetry.com

Neha Gandhi, EN 94, GB 99, and her husband, John Hennelly, GB 99, announce the birth of Keiran on Jan. 15, 2009. She joins big brother, Deven, 3. The family resides in Chicago, where Gandhi is a strategy consultant and Hennelly is the vice president of administration for St. Anthony Hospital. E-mail: gandhin@yahoo.com and johnhennelly@yahoo.com

Arvin S. Gill, MD 94, moved to Denver in 2008. He is a stay-at-home dad.

Dan Hanson, LA 94, bicycled 1,000 miles in five days in August 2008 to raise awareness of and donations for the National Veterans Foundation.

Tomohiko Murakami, GB 94, was appointed a board member of Japan Kantar Research Inc., an affiliate of WPP group, a world leader in marketing communications. He serves as chief financial officer of the company.

Staci Anson, LA 95, is a history consultant to a new start-up company, warriorroots.com, that links its customers to ancient warrior cultures through genetic testing. Anson provides historical reference information for the company’s database.

Carol (Dugan) Falk, SW 95, has been a therapist at Gateway Regional Medical Center for the past 12 years. She has received many awards, including the Customer Service Star of Excellence twice. She also has served as a mentor to an international student at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work for the past year and a half. Licensed for 10 years, she provides supervision for licensure to several candidates for the LCSW exam. Falk provides supervision in Illinois and Missouri.

Eric Goldlust, EN 95, is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Jessica Lerner Halprin, LA 95, and her husband, Martin, announce the birth of Gabrielle Grace on Jan. 31, 2009. She was delivered by Steven Fleischman, LA 92. The family resides in their “green dream home” in Woodbridge, Conn. Jessica and Martin designed and built the house, complete with geothermal heating and solar energy. Jessica counsels for RBS Americas in Stamford, Conn. E-mail: jessica@atromos.com

Fredrick J. Ludwig, LA 95, LA 95, is a partner at Husch Blackwell Sanders in St. Louis. He works in the firm’s construction and design, business litigation, and products liability and toxic tort groups.

Matthew J. Harris, HA 96, works for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis.

Caroline (Zatcoff) Leavitt, LA 96, received a PhD in psychology from Georgia State University in 2007. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have two sons: David, 5, and Noah, 2.

Allison O’Steen Ryan, LA 96, and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of Cooper Daniel on Oct. 13, 2008. He joins big brother, Kelton Brooks, 3. The family resides in San Jose, Calif. E-mail: ajryan1@me.com

David Thompson, GR 96, GR 00, received tenure at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Thompson is professor of modern languages and literatures.

Erika D. Eggers, LA 97, is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the physiology and biomedical engineering departments.

Theodore Fischer, EN 97, and Teri Strayer were married on Jan. 1, 2009, in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Elizabeth Haydon, LA 97, and James Bodan were married in April 2008. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Chicago. Beth received a master of science degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She manages the renovation of Chicago school buildings.

Lindsay (Miller-Jones) Anderson, LA 98, and her husband, Ryan, announce the birth of Bryce James on Sept. 23, 2008. The family resides in Chicago.

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, LA 98, SW 01, SW 05, is assistant director of the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.

Matthew Conroy, LA 98, and his wife, Alexee, announce the birth of Alexander Quinn on Feb. 12, 2009. The family resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Matthew is an analyst at Octavian Advisors, L.P., and Alexee is an attorney at DLA Piper. E-mail: mgconroy@gmail.com

Andrea (Endicott) Langford, BU 98, and her husband, Larry, announce the birth of Landry Carter on Feb. 3, 2009. The family resides in Owasso, Okla., where Larry is the executive director of the Owasso Family YMCA.

Jamie (Wheat) Lewis, OT 98, and her husband, Matthew, have two children: Betsey Rose, 5, and Samuel Asher, 2.

Matt Millikin, LA 98, LW 01, is the deputy director of Community Legal Resources, a nonprofit organization based in Detroit. Community Legal Resources matches other nonprofit organizations that serve low-income or disadvantaged communities across Michigan with lawyers willing to volunteer free legal services. The organization also creates legal education resources and publications that address the needs of nonprofits, especially in times of economic hardship.

Andrea Pennington, MD 98, is the chief medical officer at Logical Images, Inc., the expert source for visual diagnostic decision support technology and consumer skin health information.

Edward T. Ploysongsang, LW 98, opened his own full-service law firm: Ployprathip International Law Office. The firm is experienced with Thai bankruptcy law, as well as Thai corporate commercial law and foreign direct investment. He is pursuing an EMBA at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University.

Rachel (Forman) Singer, BU 98, EN 98, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Leila Madeleine on Dec. 18, 2008. She joins big brother, Joshua, 2. The family resides in New York City.

Sarah E. Tomsky, FA 98, is pursuing a master of science degree at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is studying conservation biology and environmental planning.

Garry L. Weaver, SI 98, is the manager of data center operations, technical support, and telecommunication systems for Smurfit-Stone Container in Creve Coeur, Mo.

Christine (Adles) Beermann, EN 99, and her husband, Brett, announce the birth of Anna Michelle on Jan. 25, 2009. She joins big sister, Avery, 2. The family resides in Denver, where Christine is a mechanical engineer for Murphy Company and Brett is a senior account manager for TekSystems.

Jessica Daniels, LA 99, and Jaime Schwarz were married on Oct. 12, 2008. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York City, where Jessica is an independent casting director and filmmaker and Jaime is a copywriter at JWT.

Rachelle Seligmann Gerson, LA 99, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Cameron Kurt on March 4, 2009. He joins big brother, Jacob, 4, and big sister, Stella, 2. The family resides in Newnan, Ga., a southwest suburb of Atlanta. Rachelle is a stay-at-home mom, and David is the director of customer relations for InterfaceFlor.

Jeffrey W. Gibbs, GB 99, is a regional manager with BP Products in North Carolina. He has been with the company for 28 years.

Amanda Mason, LA 99, and her husband, Kevin Kuntz, EN 99, announce the birth of Ryan Mason on Dec. 8, 2008. The family resides in New York.

Katherine (Breslow) Shrager, LA 99, LA 99, and her husband, Aaron, announce the birth of Yaakov Noam on Oct. 3, 2008. He joins big brother, Izzy, 3. The family resides in a suburb of Philadelphia. Katherine is a psychologist and private music teacher, and Aaron is a teacher.

Monica Smith, LA 99, was named to the Texas Rising Stars 2009 list. Smith is an attorney in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight.

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Erin (Pastrovich) Linnenbringer, LA 00, and her husband, Keith Linnenbringer, EN 00, announce the birth of Claire Elizabeth on Dec. 4, 2008. The family resides in Ann Arbor, Mich., where Erin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Keith is a senior manager with Accenture.

Daniel Riordan, LA 00, HA 05, LW 05, and Jeffrey Steinmann were married on Sept. 15, 2008, in San Francisco. The couple resides in St. Louis.

Kurt Summers, BU 00, is the chief of staff for the team heading up Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.

Remzy D. Bitar, LW 01, and his wife announce the birth of Jordan David in November 2008. Remzy was named a shareholder at Crivello Carlson, S.C., in Milwaukee, where he works in litigation.

Dennis L. Dechant, LA 01, is pursuing a master’s degree in art history at the University of Oregon, Eugene. His degree will have an emphasis on medieval German manuscripts. He previously served as director of the Beaverhead County Museum in Montana.

Allison (Cohen) Leidner, LA 01, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of Sophie Brooke on Oct. 16, 2008. The family resides in the Boston area.

Deeangelee Pooran-Kublall, LA 02, lives in New York. She is looking to move from clinical medicine to public health and health education.

Todd S. Snyder, LW 02, and his wife, Molly, announce the birth of Keegan Stanford on Jan. 12, 2009. The family resides in Ladue, Mo. Todd is a vice president at U.S. Trust.

Paul Youssef, LA 02, graduated from medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2009. He is pursuing a two-year residency training in general pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a three-year fellowship in pediatric neurology, also at Mayo.

Marie (Green) Dixon, SW 03, is a case manager at the Hopewell Center, where she has worked for 10 years.

Timothy Gronewold, BU 03, LW 08, is an associate at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen in Peoria, Ill. The law firm provides legal services for businesses, professionals, health-care organizations, universities, insurance companies, and other major institutions.

Erin O’Brien, LA 03, and John Wright were married in September 2008 in St. Louis.

Becky Rubin, LW 03, and Stephen Tountas, LW 03, were married in May 2008 in Lawrenceville, N.J. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Manhattan, where they both are attorneys in private practice.

Kristin (Smith) Trulock, LW 03, is an associate at Elarbee Thompson, an award-winning Atlanta law firm dedicated to the representation of management in labor law, employment law, and complex litigation.

Irene Vallye, FA 03, and Quinn “Marty” Martin, BU 03, were married on Jan. 3, 2009, in New York City. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York City, where Irene works in the apparel industry and Marty works in the finance industry. Irene is working on launching her stationery and design business, rinkaandink.com.

Jessie Christine Basner, LW 04, and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of Thad Jacob on July 28, 2008. The family resides in East Brunswick, N.J., where Jessie is a senior associate at Pehlivanian Braaten & Pascarella in the environmental/toxic tort department.

Barry M. Czeisler, LA 04, graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve University in 2008. He is in residency for neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia.

Kristen A. Ehrenberger, LA 04, is pursuing an MD/PhD (history) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew M. Fraerman, LA 04, is a law student at Northwestern University.

Abigail D. Hammerman, LA 04, LW 07, joined Danna McKitrick, P.C., a law firm based in Clayton, Mo. She works in the litigation department focusing on insurance defense and workers’ compensation.

Girish J. Murthy, EN 04, is attending medical school.

Adam Pase, LA 04, is the executive director of the New Democratic Coalition, a group of economically moderate House Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Amy Reahard, FA 04, LA 04, and Kevin Stutey were married in August 2008. The couple resides in Louisville, Ky., where Amy works for a nonprofit organization doing crisis intervention with suicidal and homicidal kids and teens.

Laura (Greenberg) Schiller, BU 04, is an associate in the trusts and estates department of Phillips Nizer LLP in New York City.

Jessica Spuhler, LA 04, and David Popiel, LA 03, were married on Aug. 9, 2008, in Denver. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Denver, where David is an architect intern for Davis Partnership Architects and Jessica is a law student at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Ajia (Johnson) Tenney, LW 04, is the CEO of the Kansas City Mediation Group. Tenney is one of the youngest attorney/mediators nationwide to start a solo practice.

Adrianne (Casagrand) Wilkerson, LA 04, is pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology at Michigan State University.

Omar M. Young, LA 04, is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.

Philip A. Hatchett, LA 05, is a government contractor for U.S. EPA/Compass. He works on policy and communications for the renewable fuels standard.

Rumana S. Hussain, EN 05, is pursuing a joint MBA/MPH at the Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She hopes to work for an organization that focuses on health disparities, particularly in the area of women’s health.

Joyce Carol Myers, GR 05, GR 08, is conducting postdoctoral work in particle physics at Swansea University in Wales. Her father, Michael S. Myers, is a University alum, as well (MD 76).

Adam Reich, LA 05, UC 05, and Elliot Darvick, LA 06, are working on the Post-Conviction Justice Project at the USC Law School. Reich, a law student, is a legal representative for the project, and Darvick created the Web site and works on outreach. One of Reich’s clients recently was granted parole after serving 29 years of her 30-year sentence. Web site: law.usc.edu/academics/clinical/pcjp.cfm

Yvonne D. Yang, LA 05, is a law student at DePaul University.

Alona Banai, LA 06, received a master of science degree in plant biology and conservation from Northwestern University in December 2008. She is a research assistant in plant evolution at the University of Chicago, where she works for Sir Peter Crane.

Sam Drzymala, LA 06, is the new media coordinator for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. He will help with Web site design, videos, and e-newsletters.

Katelyn Swindle, SI 06, SI 08, and Matthew Reilly, SI 08, were married on Jan. 17, 2009, in Charleston, S.C. The wedding party and guests included many University students, alumni, and faculty. The couple resides in St. Louis, where Katelyn works for Saint Louis University and Matt works for the Department of Veteran Affairs.

David H. Woo, BU 06, is a consultant at the EON Group in Seoul, South Korea.

Harshvardhan Sethi, BU 07, is pursuing a master’s degree in development studies at the London School of Economics.

Camille A. Fisher, LA 08, works in a publishing company and is planning to apply to graduate school to pursue a degree in international affairs.

Gary True, GL 08, joined Summers Compton Wells PC in Ladue, Mo., as a principal.