CLASSMATES —Summer 2010
   

 

In Memoriam
1930s
W. Vernon Tietjen, LA 31; Nov. ’08 • Clara (Giese) Cist, LA 34; Feb. ’10 • Sylvia (Schukar) Thea, SW 34, SW 40; Jan. ’10 • Elsa (Winkler) Dittrich, UC 35; Jan. ’10 • Lois S. Heineman, LA 35; Dec. ’09 • Helen (Konesko) Wodicka, LA 36; Dec. ’09 • Lauramae (Pippin) Eckert, LA 37; Jan. ’10 • Donald L. Leonard, LA 37; Feb. ’10 • Barrett L. Scallet, EN 37, GR 43, GR 46; Feb. ’10 • John A. Van Lund Jr., EN 37; Dec. ’09 • Ruth (Sackmann) Markus, UC 38; Feb. ’10 • Frances (Buss) Buch, LA 39; Jan. ’10 • James R. Ginn, BU 39; Jan. ’10
1940s
Fredrick T. Bastman, BU 40; Jan. ’10 • Betty (Tilson) Brown, UC 40; Feb. ’10 • James H. Bandy, LW 41, LW 46; Jan. ’10 • Melvin S. Barad, BU 41; Feb. ’10 • Lamar H. Ochs, LA 41, MD 44; Oct. ’09 • Ted Horowitz, BU 42; Feb. ’10 • William H. Frey, BU 43, LW 47; Feb. ’10 • Lloyd G. Gohn, BU 43; Aug. ’09 • Arthur A. Iwata, AR 43; Aug. ’09 • Murray R. Mason, FA  43; Feb. ’10 • Mary (Gearhart) Busch, NU 44; Dec. ’09 • Mary (Schultz) Meiners, LA 44; Jan. ’10 • Ira O. Pollock, MD 44; Jan. ’10 • Charles C. Kilgen III, LA 45; Feb. ’10 • Martha (Franey) Primm, LA 45; Feb. ’10 • Preston Bank, LA 46; Jan. ’10 • John A. Shiell, BU 46; Feb. ’10 • W. Dow Edgerton, MD 47; Dec. ’09 • Ottmar H. Grebe Jr., LW 47; March ’10 • James M. Halter, LW 47; Jan. ’10 • S. Sidney Kaufman, BU 47; June ’09 • Melvin Kolker, EN 47; Feb. ’10 • Robert M. Mayer, LA 47; Jan. ’10 • Roy Niehoff, EN 47; Nov. ’09 • John P. Sullivan, LW 47; Jan. ’10 • Richard W. Vogler, UC 47; Feb. ’10 • Donald F. Bandle, GR 48; Dec. ’09 • Joan (Wolf) Blistain, LA 48; March ’10 • Raymond E. Callahan, LA 48, GR 49; Jan. ’10 • Gerald E. Dreifke, SI 48, EN 48, SI 61; Jan. ’10 • Richard B. Johnson, MD 48; Jan. ’10 • Wanda M. Lamb, MD 48; Feb. ’10 • Kathrine (Russell) Lamkin, LA 48; Aug. ’09 • David P. Morgenroth, UC 48; Aug. ’09 • Frank B. Norbury, MD 48; Jan. ’10 • George A. Smith, DE 48; March ’10 • Leonard I. Smith, BU 48; Jan. ’10 • Fred O. Tietjen, MD 48; Feb. ’10 • William Gordon, EN 49, EN 49; Feb. ’10 • Cyril L. Griesbaum, EN 49; Oct. ’09 • Lorraine Hatscher, GR 49; Dec. ’09 • Virginia (Schewe) Hunter, FA 49; Dec. ’09 • Theodore Merrims, LA 49, MD 54; Jan. ’10 • Gertrude (Klearman) Paley, LA 49; Jan. ’10 • Herbert O. Pundmann, AR 49; Feb. ’10
1950s
L. Dwight Brown, EN 50; Jan. ’10 • Irvin Dubinsky, LA 50; Feb. ’10 • Sara (Silverman) Greenblatt, BU 50; Jan. ’10 • Glenn A. Hurt, BU 50; Oct. ’09 • Dorothy (Hendricks) Porporis, NU 50; Feb. ’10 • Robert M. Reitz, EN 50; Feb. ’10 • Duncan Riddle, EN 50; Jan. ’10 • Robert E. Sehrt, EN 50; June ’09 • Lois (Guernsey) Taber, PT 50; May ’09 • Jack P. Davidson Jr., GR 51, GR 52; Jan. ’10 • William J. Franey, BU 51; Feb. ’10 • Johnnie (Farmer) Geisz, NU 51; Feb. ’10 • Carl G. Haldiman, GR 51; Oct. ’09 • Bill E. Holland, LA 51; Nov. ’09 • James N. Hood, LA 51, GR 57; Oct. ’09 • David M. Miura, DE 51; Nov. ’09 • Marguerite (Eng) Char, LA 52; Jan. ’10 • Audrey E. Claus, GR 52; Jan. ’10 • David C. Jack, LW 52; Oct. ’09 • Edward J. Schmalzried, BU 52; Oct. ’09 • John L. Ertel, BU 53; Sept. ’09 • Norman S. Karty, BU 53; Jan. ’10 • Larry V. Gibbons, LA 54; Oct. ’09 • Robert W. Heath, DE 54; Jan. ’10 • Lucille A. B. Heimburger, LA 54; Jan. ’10 • Robert C. Lasley, EN 54, GB 63; Jan. ’10 • George E.R. Branson, EN 55; Feb. ’10 • Ben D. Balanag, EN 56; Jan. ’10 • John D. Kassenbrock, DE 56; July ’09 • Howard I. McKee Jr., BU 56; Jan. ’10 • John M. Simpson, DE 56; June ’09 • Gordon C. Taylor, MD 56; Feb. ’10 • Richard B. Beishir, EN 57; July ’09 • Carlon E. Faust Jr., EN 57; Jan. ’10 • Richard R. Coran, BU 58; Feb. ’10 • Michio P. Hagiwara, GR 58; Nov. ’09 • Robert K. McHale, UC 58; Oct. ’09 • Martin Schiff Jr., LW 58; Jan. ’10 • George T. Swartz, LW 58; March ’10 • Conrad C. Culbertson, FA 59; Jan. ’10 • Diane Zior Wilhelm, LA 59; Jan. ’10
1960s
Richard H. Bauer, GB 60; Feb. ’10 • Lawrence E. Clark, LA 60, GB 62; Dec. ’09 • Harry H. Heckethorn Jr., GR 60; Sept. ’09 • Robert C. Reinhardt, EN 60; Oct. ’09 • Georgia M. Sanders, UC 60; Jan. ’10 • Margaret (Johnston) Scott, LA 60; Jan. ’10 • Georgia (Pierpont) Foster, LA 61; Dec. ’09 • Bert T. Hanicke Jr., UC 61; Jan. ’10 • Clifton W. Jarnagin, UC 61; Feb. ’10 • Alfred B. Markholt, SW 61; July ’09 • Robert B. Salmon, MD 61, HS 65; Dec. ’09 • Theodore R. Dixon, GR 62; Jan. ’10 • Vernon W. Fischer, UC 63; Feb. ’10 • Edward F. Janzow, EN 63; Oct. ’09 • Maia F. Schultz, UC 63; Dec. ’09 • William B. Norris III, LA 64, GR 66; Jan. ’10 • Ronald H. Schmidt, LA 64; Jan. ’10 • David N. Scoular, LA 64, GA 67; Nov. ’09 • Marie E. Bethel, UC 65; Dec. ’09 • George S. Unger, SW 65; Jan. ’10 • Elizabeth (Mungen) Blood, LA 66; Jan. ’10 • Gregor C. Braitberg, GR 66; Nov. ’09 • Agnes E. Reich, GR 66; Jan. ’10 • Karen (Litzsinger) Harrison, FA 67; Feb. ’10 • Muriel Madden, UC 67; Feb. ’10 • Thomas J. Bogdon, LA 68; Jan. ’10 • Robert G. Horton, UC 68; Jan. ’10 • Ruth (Lagow) O’Keefe, UC 68; Nov. ’09 • Joseph E. Hercules, UC 69, UC 74; Jan. ’10 • Charles L. Parks, MD 69; Feb. ’10 • James H. Schwartze, TI 69, UC 74; Feb. ’10
1970s
Margaret (Connor) Moore, LA 70; Feb. ’10 • Donald A. Isikoff, LA 71, SW 76; Aug. ’09 • Sophie M. Korczyk, GR 71, GR 75; Nov. ’09 • Pauline (Watkins) Smith, UC 72; Jan. ’10 • Ruth (Saunders) Braitberg, LA 73; Jan. ’10 • Benjamin H. Chu, DE 73; Nov. ’09 • Chionia Reed, GR 73; Oct. ’09 • Herbert Jung, LW 76; June ’09 • Edward R. Kuhn, DE 77; Aug. ’09 • Harold P. Struessel, UC 77, UC 78, UC 79; Feb. ’10 • Marilou Harper, GR 78; Feb. ’10 • Cynthia (Hicklin) Wolin, SW 79; Nov. ’09
1980s
Stuart Acton Cornish, LA 82; Aug. ’09 • Nelly A. Marcano, LA 87; Nov. ’09 • David J. Fernandez, TI 88; Dec. ’09
1990s
Bharat V. Pandya, GB 92; Oct. ’09 • Joseph C. Koster, GM 96; Feb. ’10
2000s
Melissa Rogers-Wyatt, OT 00; Dec. ’09 • Lillian C. Williams, GF 01; Sept. ’09 • Nathan E. Hellman, MD 03, GM 03; Feb. ’10 • Terry L. Hofer Sr., GB 03; Feb. ’10


In Remembrance
Christopher I. Byrnes
Christopher I. Byrnes, former dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, died Mon., Feb. 1, 2010.

He joined the university in 1989 as professor of systems & control and chair of the Department of Systems Science & Control. He served as dean of the engineering school from 1991 to 2006 and was the Edward H. and Florence G. Skinner Professor Emeritus of Systems Science & Mathematics.

Byrnes was also a distinguished visiting professor in optimization and systems theory at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and he taught at Harvard University and Arizona State University.

He was a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

H. Marvin Camel
H. Marvin Camel, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, died Mon., March 22, 2010.

Camel first came to the Washington University Medical Center in 1950 as an intern at Jewish Hospital. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Barnes Hospital in 1955. He then served on the clinical faculty in obstetrics and gynecology until joining the faculty full time as an assistant professor in 1967.

In the late 1960s, Camel co-founded the gynecologic oncology division at the School of Medicine. He served as interim chair of the department from 1989 to 1991. He remained on the faculty until his retirement in 2001.

I. Jerome Flance
I. Jerome Flance, AB ’31, MD ’35, emeritus professor of clinical medicine at the School of Medicine, died Fri., April 2, 2010.

Flance spearheaded Washington University’s development of the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. He directed the $180 million effort that expanded BJC from the Central West End to the south of Forest Park Southeast. In 2003, he received the highest community service award from Big Brothers Big Sisters for his work.

Among the honors Flance received in his 53-year tenure at the university were Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year in 1981, the medical school’s 2nd Century Award in 1994 and an honorary doctorate in 2002

In addition, a visiting lectureship, a professorship of pulmonary medicine and a distinguished alumni scholarship were established in Flance’s name.

Whitney R. Harris
Whitney R. Harris, a prosecutor at the Nuremberg war-crime trials after World War II, died Thurs., April 22, 2010.

While serving as a lawyer in the U.S. Navy at the rank of captain, Harris was selected to work with the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, who was chief prosecutor for the Allied military tribunal in Nuremberg.

Harris focused primarily on the investigations of Nazi secret services. For his work, Harris received the Legion of Merit.

After coming to St. Louis in 1963, Harris served on the local boards of the Heart Association, Children’s Hospital and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In 1980, Harris donated his papers from the Nuremberg trials to the university’s Olin Library. The School of Law’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is named in honor of Harris’ lifelong achievements in the field of international justice and his support of legal education and research.

Richard M. Hazelton
Richard M. Hazelton, professor emeritus of English in Arts & Sciences, died Fri., Nov. 13, 2009.

A commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force, he served in World War II as a bombardier and was a prisoner of war in Germany.

Hazelton joined the university in 1958 as an assistant professor in the Department of English. He became associate professor in 1961 and professor in 1964. In 1984, he was named emeritus.

A medievalist and Chaucerian scholar, Hazelton received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1964 to conduct research in Oxford, England, and in Florence, Italy.

Ira J. Hirsh
Ira J. Hirsh, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Audiology, died Tues., Jan. 12, 2010.

Hirsh conducted pioneering research in hearing, auditory perception, speech, language and communication disorders.

In 1951, Hirsh assumed a research appointment at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) in St. Louis, and an assistant professorship of psychology in Arts & Sciences. He held several positions at CID, including director, director emeritus and a member of CID’s board of managers.

He served as dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, chair of the Department of Psychology and as a professor in the CID/Washington University graduate program in speech and hearing.

Adriel D. Johnson Sr.
Adriel D. Johnson Sr., BA ’79, an associate professor of biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), died Thurs., Feb. 12, 2010, in a shooting spree during a faculty meeting.

At Washington University, Johnson majored in biology, participated in several intramural sports and was an active member of the Black Students Association.

After graduation, he earned his doctorate from North Carolina State University.

Johnson served as chairman of the biological sciences department at UAH and researched cell biology and nutritional physiology. He also was active in encouraging minority students to further their education and go to graduate school. Johnson also served as director for the UAH chapter of the Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Fred L. Kuhlmann
Fred L. Kuhlmann, AB ’38, JD ’38, the longtime Anheuser-Busch Cos. executive who helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980s, died Sat., April 3, 2010.

He helped run the Redbird organization during the glory days of the 1980s. The Cardinals were the World Series champions in 1982 and won the National League pennant in 1985 and 1987.

In 1984, August A. Busch Jr., president, chairman of the board and CEO of the Cardinals, turned over most of the business operations of the club to Kuhlmann. Later, Kuhlmann served as the Cardinals’ president and CEO until his retirement in 1991.

Anheuser-Busch Hall at the university is named for the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, in recognition of a generous gift to the building fund in honor of Kuhlmann.

In 1987, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the university.

Richard E. Norberg
Richard E. Norberg, retired professor and longtime chair of physics in Arts & Sciences, died Tues., April 20, 2010.

Norberg served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946.

He joined the university faculty as an associate professor of physics in 1955. He became a member of the department’s nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) group and later served as the group’s director.

Named professor in 1958, Norberg chaired the department from 1962 to 1991. He oversaw the design of the Arthur Holly Compton Laboratory of Physics.

A pioneer in using NMR as a practical analysis tool, Norberg received the 2004 ISMAR Prize, the highest honor of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance.

A. Edward Nussbaum
A. Edward Nussbaum, professor emeritus of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, died Sat., Oct. 31, 2009.

Nussbaum was a Holocaust survivor. His father, mother and brother all died in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Nussbaum and his sister escaped to Belgium in 1939, but the Nazis then overran Belgium. Separated from his sister, he was forced to flee again, first to France, and then, on foot, to Switzerland. He finally escaped from Nazi Germany and made his way to New York in 1947.

While attending Columbia University, he studied with mathematician John von Neumann and worked with him on an electronic computer project at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton. Nussbaum then joined the faculty of Washington University, where he taught for 37 years.

Teresa J. Vietti
Teresa J. Vietti, professor emerita of pediatrics and of radiology at the School of Medicine, died Mon., Jan. 25, 2010.

Vietti joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in 1961 and became a full professor in 1972. She served as chief of the pediatric hematology/oncology division from 1970 to 1986.

She was an internationally renowned pioneer of pediatric cancer research and treatment. Vietti founded the Pediatric Oncology Group and chaired it for 15 years.

Her research paved the way for the remarkable increase in survival in childhood cancer from less than 15 percent to about 80 percent.

In 2007, Vietti received the 2nd Century Award from Washington University School of Medicine.

Merle T. Welshan
Merle T. Welshans, MA ’47, PhD ’51, professor emeritus of finance at Olin Business School, died Sat., Sept. 26, 2009.

Welshans taught at Olin from 1957 to 1969. In the late 1950s, he participated in Olin’s “Korean Project” that supported faculty exchanges between Washington University and Korean universities to help the latter develop programs in business administration.

After leaving the university, he served as financial vice president of Union Electric Co., now Ameren, until his retirement in 1983.

He received Washington University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982 at Founders Day and has an endowed scholarship in his name

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AR Architecture
BU Business
DE Dentistry
EN Engineering
FA Art
GA Grad. Architecture
GB Grad. Business
GD Grad. Dentistry
GF Grad. Art
GL
Grad. Law
GM
Grad. Medicine
GN Grad. Nursing
GR Grad. Arts & Sciences
HA Health Care Admin.

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MT Manual Training
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OT Occupa. Therapy
PT Physical Therapy
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SW Social Work
TI Tech. & Info. Mgmt.
UC University College

40s
Virginia (Kurth) Jensen,
LA 47, is retired and traveling the world. She recently visited Israel, and she plans to go to Hawaii next.
Thelma Green Kase, BU 47, is considering finishing her doctorate at the age of 83. She received a master’s degree in art history in 1974 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She was accepted to the PhD program on the basis of adding a chapter to her thesis, titled “The Artist, the Printer, and the Publisher: A Study in Printing Partnerships.” The lengthy hiatus was caused by her inability to learn German. In the interim, Kase has taught art history at Avila College in Kansas City and at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. She has written catalog essays for exhibitions at UMKC. Kase also served as associate editor of Helicon 9, A Journal of Women’s Art and Letters.
50s
Ann (Stemler) Langlitz, LA 50, and her companion, James Julien, enjoy kayaking, camping, walking treks and traveling. Langlitz has been a weaver for about 40 years, mostly working on tapesty. She also makes jewelry.
Donald B. Kramer, LW 52, was a featured speaker at the annual convention of the Debt Buyers Association on Feb. 9, 2010, at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Peter Mollman, LA 52, is president of the Carmel Public Library Foundation, which provides the funding for the Carmel, Calif., libraries. He completed a term as director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He is a retired publishing executive formerly at Random House, World Book and Microsoft.
Frank W. “Bill” Needle, FA 52, presented a slide lecture on Dec. 15, 2009, at the Missouri History Museum on the life and times of an early American Egyptologist, James Teackle Dennis. Needle is professor emeritus at Southeast Missouri State University.
Burton A. Boxerman, LA 55, and Benita Weissman Boxerman, LA 61, published Jews and Baseball, Volume 2: The Post Greenberg Years, 1959-2008 (McFarland, 2010). They have also written Ebbets to Veeck to Busch: Eight Owners Who Shaped Baseball (McFarland, 2003); and Jews and Baseball, Volume 1: Entering the American Mainstream, 1871-1958 (McFarland, 2006). E-mail: babox@mindspring.com or bwbox@mindspring.com
Joyce M. Baron, LA 56, is a semi-retired social worker, a musician, a gardener and a grandmother.
Jerry M. Meyers, AR 57, spent two months traveling from Hong Kong to Athens with his wife, Karen, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Their family also celebrated with them by touring Alaska for three weeks. Jerry and Karen are involved with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious outdoor horse shows. Karen is on the board of directors. All proceeds go toward Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Wayne Schlosser, FA 58, is in his 47th year as an active member of the Belleville, Ill., Chamber of Commerce. In 1991, he created and is still directing the prestigious Commitment to Community Award program. Schlosser received this award in 2000. In 2001, he created and received the coveted annual Ambassador of the Year Award. He is a veteran member of the Belle-Scott committee (Belleville-Scott Air Force Base), the nation’s oldest military/civilian service organization. He is a 25-year veteran Rotarian and has received his sixth Rotary International District Grant to coordinate and implement a children’s immunization program with the St. Clair County Health Department in Illinois. Schlosser is a past president of a 100-member Rotary club, a Paul Harris Fellow, a four-time Rotarian of the Year and a recipient of the prestigious Four Avenues of Service Citation. Schlosser has also received six Rotary International Public Relations Awards to date.
60s
Leah (Elbaum) Hakimian,
LA 60, and her husband, Yusef Hakimian, EN 57, enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren. Leah is a web columnist and volunteers in the Jerusalem municipality.
Joel O’Connor, EN 61, recently became a widower after his wife, Donna Jean, died.
Judy (Bleich) Appel, UC 62, SW 86, is a counselor in private practice in Richardson, Texas.
Joseph Insoft, MD 63, is a retired urologist. He and his wife, Shirley, built a home in the mountains of North Carolina. The couple has three married children and six grandchildren.
John C. Barber, MD 65, has retired after 30 years of teaching and directing ophthalmology training programs at the University of Texas at Galveston and at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. He published the book The Joy of Medical Practice: Forty Years of Interesting Patients (iUniverse.com, 2009). The book contains 90 stories of unusual patients, residents and fellow physicians he has encountered.
Gwen (Winer) McWilliams, LA 65, moved to North Carolina after living in St. Louis for 65 years.
John R. Crouch, MD 67, is president and executive director of In His Image, International. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and is president-elect in 2010. Crouch consults in family medicine in Mongolia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and China.
Sandra (Ward) Chaney, GR 68, is the owner/operator of Primrose School of Harmony on the Lake, an early childhood school in Holly Springs, Ga. She is helping to build a foundation in education for young children.
Margaret “Meg” (Rashbaum) Selig, GR 68, GR 74, published Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success (Routledge, 2009), a self-help book about motivation and successful self-change. Selig is a retired counselor and teaches part time at St. Louis Community College. She also is a blogger on the Psychology Today website: psychologytoday.com/blog/changepower
Douglas E. Duncan, EN 69, has taken up astronomy. He cares for his two 89-year-old parents and helps his wife, Jane, with gardening and raising alpaca in Vermont.
70s
Fran Block Judd,
PT 71, continues her physical therapy work in Cotati, Calif., at Renaissance Healing & Learning Center, which she founded in 1998. Certified in hippotherapy and aquatic therapy, Judd works with children and adults with disabilities. In 2010, Judd was nominated for the American Red Cross Real Heroes Award for her work providing animal-assisted therapy, which includes her dog Max. In 2009 and 2008, she was nominated to the Sonoma County Mayors’ Committee in recognition of hiring people with disabilities. In 2008, she also was nominated for the Eli Lilly and Company National Alliance for Mental Illness Award in recognition of being a professional who fights for better mental health.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers 2010 in the health-care category. Teplitzky is a principal in the firm of Ober|Kaler in Baltimore. He also was elected to the board of directors of Baltimore Reads, an organization that teaches adults the literacy skills necessary to function in society. Website:baltimorereads.org
Michael G. Goldstein, GL 72, is senior vice president and national director of strategic development for Clark Consulting, Inc. Clark Consulting is a leading source of strategic financing solutions, such as bank-owned life insurance and corporate-owned life insurance for inefficiently funded and unfunded liabilities that result from executive and employee benefit programs. Goldstein was recently elected to the board of directors for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.
Richard K. Rosenstein, LA 73, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties in the Division of Ob/Gyn at Michigan State University.
Dennis C. Dickerson, GR 74, GR 78, published African Methodism and its Wesleyan Heritage: Reflections on AME Church History (Nashville, A.M.E. Sunday School Union, 2009). Dickerson is the James M. Lawson Jr. Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.
Richard L. Emery, UC 75, and his wife, Carol, have moved to St. Louis from Janesville, Wis.
Steven N. Gold, LA 75, is completing his term as president of the American Psychological Association Division 56 (trauma psychology). He is the founding editor of the Division 56 scientific journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Twenty years ago, Gold founded the Trauma Resolution & Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. TRIP is a research, clinical services and training center in psychological trauma.
Nathaniel L. Karlins, MD 75, resides in Fargo, N.D., with his wife, Joan. He practices neuroradiology at Meritcare.
Bennett L. Katz, LW 75, is vice president and assistant general counsel of regulatory affairs at Zenith Insurance Co. in its Woodland Hills, Calif., home office. He also is the chair of the board of directors of the IRES Foundation, an insurance industry group that raises funds for insurance regulator education.
Camille (Amron) Knoll, LA 75, GR 77, is pursuing a master’s of science degree in traditional Oriental medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She expects to graduate in 2013.
Alvin Wolff, LA 75, wrote The Total Guide for Motorcycle & Bicycle Accident Victims in Missouri. Wolff is a legal expert on motorcycle and cycling-related accidents. The book is free, but people can purchase one or give a donation to the MS Society, specifically the MS Bike Tour, for which he rides with a team. Website: stlouismissouriaccidentlawyer.com
Laurie (Oppenheim) Dawes, LA 76, is a music therapist at Uptown Mental Health and has a band. Website: desotostreetband.com
Timothy J. Robinson, LA 76, paints abstract landscapes.
Julia A. Gibb, LW 77, is finishing her career in local government law, land use and community development. Most recently Gibb was a community development coordinator for Grays Harbor Council of Governments. She worked in capacity building, capital facilities plans and grant writing. She recently was a panelist at a national Smart Growth conference in Seattle.
John Barnes, LA 78, GR 81, published Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 (Penguin, 2009). The book was named as a 2010 Michael Printz Honor Book by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is given for literary excellence in books aimed for the young-adult market.
Bruce E. Friedman, LA 78, was listed as a “Top Lawyer” in the area of family law in the February 2010 St. Louis Magazine. He is a principal at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC in Clayton, Mo.
Richard Slutzky, LA 78, has joined the New York City-based Global Philanthropic Consulting Group, a financial advisory team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as partner and financial adviser. His areas of consulting include investment management, nonprofit and private foundation management, fiduciary oversight and governance, planned giving and endowment development.
Ellen Woloshin, LA 78, is a singer/songwriter in New York City. She recently released a new CD, Water Into Wine. The music is adult contemporary pop/rock.
Marc Fink, LA 79, opened a new medical office in Suffolk, Va., at the Sentara Belle Harbour facility.
Michael Holmes, LA 79, is retiring from Express Scripts to head the company’s RX Outreach prescription assistance program as a separate not-for-profit organization. He was previously executive vice president of strategy, human capital and emerging markets.
Susan E. Kolb, MD 79, is a plastic surgeon in Atlanta. She published The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing (Lighthouse Publishing, 2009). She is also a co-author of The Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change (Elite Books, 2010).
Zachary Lemnios, SI 79, is director of defense research and engineering for the Department of Defense. He received the Alumni Achievement Award from the university on Feb. 18, 2010.
Kenneth W. Meyer, GR 79, is stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria. He will probably transfer back to Washington, D.C., in July or August 2010. His daughter, Alanna S. Kots, is a freshman at Ithaca College in New York.
Kathleen Thurmond, SW 79, moved to San Francisco and hopes to return to nonprofit work on an executive level.
80s
Monica J. Allen, LA 80, GR 85, LW 92, received the 2010 Distinguished Young Law Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law. Allen is associate vice chancellor, deputy general counsel and chief litigation counsel for Washington University. She previously was a partner at Haar & Woods LLP, where she specialized in complex litigation, focusing on the defense of legal and medical malpractice claims and a wide variety of business and commercial disputes. Allen also served as adjunct professor at the law school. She is active in Central Reform Congregation’s education outreach program with the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center and serves on the congregation’s tikkun olam steering committee.
Dennis J. Hall, GA 80, is the 56th national president of the Construction Specifications Institute.
Mark M. Rogan, TI 80, is a consultant in the supply chain/distribution field. He is working with Georgia Tech in 2010. Rogan is trying to start a Washington University alumni group in the Savannah or Charleston area.
Sam Silverstein, GB 80, published the book No More Excuses (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Website: samsilverstein.com
Joan H. Deans, LA 81, is a federal administrative law judge serving in Rapides Parish, La.
Michael V. Marchlik, LA 81, SI 83, is the director of quality systems at Becton Dickinson & Co.
Anne (Suppiger) Petersen, GB 81, is a graduate adviser at the university’s Olin Business School. She also is a marketing consultant at the Washington University Career Center.
Peter J. Weiss, LA 81, MD 85, left traditional medicine to begin a career as a “wellness evangelist.” He is a speaker, health coach and consultant. He published the book More Health, Less Care: How to Take Charge of Your Medical Care and Write Your Own Personal Prescriptions for Lifelong Health (LaChance Publishing LLC, 2009). Website: drpeterjweiss.com
Nathan Byers, EN 82, owns Sider + Byers Associates, an 11-person engineering firm in Seattle. His wife, Page, is an actress and drama teacher. The couple has two children: Hallie, 16, and Harper, 12.
Cynthia Drucker, BU 82, is senior adviser to the president/CEO of World Wildlife Fund.
Nancy (Regelsperger) Board, SW 83, is the vice president of global services at PPC Worldwide. She is currently working in Brisbane, Australia, on an ex-pat assignment. Board should be back in the United States by fall 2010. Her husband, Erden Eruc, is circumnavigating the world by human power. Website: around-n-over.org
Wendy J. (Schwartz) Cook, LA 83, and her husband, Thomas E. Cook, TI 91, are enjoying their outdoors-oriented life in Eugene, Ore. Wendy is sole proprietor of Wendy J. Cook Communications, a firm that specializes in writing, editing, presentation and related services for a specialized niche within the investment adviser community. Tom is a motorcycle enthusiast and sales manager for BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon. Website: wendyjcook.com
Michelle R. Dubman, LA 83, is selling her paintings and other artwork.
Steve Goedeke, EN 83, was named a Bakken Fellow at Medtronic. He serves as senior director and Left Heart Segment Leader in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management division.
Jeremy Golding, LA 83, is the clinical professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the associate editor for The 5 Minute Clinical Consult. His medical interests focus on adolescent and reproductive medicine, evidence-based medicine and bedside uses of technology for family physicians. He and his wife, Michele, reside in Worcester, Mass. Michele is a geneticist and does medical writing and editing. Their daughter, Maya, graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and got married. Their other daughters, Eliana and Yona, are college students.
Robert Budd Haemer, EN 83, was promoted to counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. He represents electric utilities and nuclear energy companies in reactor licensing and regulation, employee litigation and contract disputes.
Lucy M. Harvey, GF 83, resides in Santa Barbara, Calif. She is the gallery rep of the Vault Gallery in Cambria, Calif. Harvey works on glass assembly sculptures and paintings in the studio. Website: vaultgallery.com
David D. Levine, LA 83, was selected to be a member of Crew 88 at the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS). The MDRS is a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert. Levine served on Crew 88 from Jan. 9-23, 2010, as a crew journalist. He participated in experiments on space-suit ergonomics and helped rebuild the base’s radio telescope. Websites: desert.marssociety.org, davidlevine.livejournal.com and bentopress.com/mars/
Jeanette Meyer, LA 83, earned Quality Service Certified Gold Status for the year 2009, in recognition for exceptional customer satisfaction based on customer survey results compiled by Leading Research Corporation. Meyer has owned and operated Meyer Property, Inc., a residential real estate firm, since 2001. She is licensed with RE/MAX Alliance. E-mail: jmeyer@remax.net
Robert E. Suter, LA 83, received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award, the highest honor in the specialty of emergency medicine. Suter is a professor and director of practice management and health policy in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Thomas K. Tsotsis, EN 83, and Amy Schumaker were married on July 4, 2009, on Mackinac Island. They are consolidating two houses into one between Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., where they currently reside.
Douglas L. Brandt, LA 84, GR 86, wrote the book, lyrics and music for Barf, a full-length musical comedy about three bulimic women. He has two other musicals in progress, including Cephalopod, the tale of a marine biologist in love with a primatologist. He and his wife, Kathy Keegan, have a 10-year-old South American horned frog named Ed.
Sharon Coleman, LW 84, was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois. Coleman currently serves on the Illinois Appellate Court, following her election in 2008. She served as a judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1996 to 2008.
Julie (Grossman) Compton, LA 85, LW 88, recently had her writing appear in Prompted, an anthology that explores the human condition via poetry, personal essays and fiction. The anthology, released in May 2010, was published by PS Books, a division of Philadelphia Stories, in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio. Website: psbookspublishing.org
Heather (Muchmore) Gantzer, MD 85, is governor-elect for the Minnesota chapter of the American College of Physicians. Gantzer is a general internist at Park Nicollett Clinic in Minneapolis.
Dennis H. Post, GR 85, published The Fear Based Life: How Your Inner Prophet and Tales of the Great Depression Can Save Your Family and Yourself (Xlibris Corporation, 2010). The self-help book uses stories from Depression-era oral family history to illustrate how to survive an economic crisis. Post is an educator and a FIFA-certified youth soccer referee.
Patty (Kohne) Scheets, PT 85, UC 92, PT 03, is a national clinical specialist with Gentiva Health Services. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Effingham, Ill., where Joe is directing pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church. Patty asks that anyone from the PT Class of 1985 who is interested in a 25th class reunion to please contact her. E-mail: plscheets@gmail.com
Lance Cage, EN 87, is a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
Sharon Lewis, FA 87, is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities at the Administration for Children and Families. Lewis has extensive experience as a disability policy advocate. Since 2007, she has worked as the senior disability policy adviser to the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor Chairman George Miller.
Marrin H. Robinson, GF 87, is a painter. Website: marrin-robinson.com
Jenifer (Hall) Suttner, LA 87, is the studio manager for Purple Cherry Architects in Annapolis, Md.
Samuel L. Pappas, LW 89, is of counsel at the Enterprise Law Group, LLP in Chicago. Pappas is a business lawyer with 20 years of experience in banking and bank regulation, business finance, complex structured and mezzanine finance, commercial real estate transactions, and securitized lending, as well as consumer finance and regulation.
Patricia (Sacks) Phelan, LW 89, and her husband, James, have three children. Patricia is an attorney and runs her own practice dedicated exclusively to helping parents of children with disabilities get free and appropriate special education services for their children. James is a police sergeant for New York City and is nearing retirement, at which time he intends to pursue a career as a high school teacher.
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David W. Braswell, UC 90, UC 92, was selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Braswell leads Armstrong Teasdale’s corporate services practice group, which was recently named the best corporate law firm in St. Louis by Corporate Board Member magazine.
Kao Bin Chou, LA 90, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2007 in the U.S. Army Medical Department. He resides in Columbus, Ga., with his wife, Patti, and their two children, Anna and Max. After teaching family medicine for three years with the Fort Benning Family Medicine residency program, Chou was selected to serve as the regimental surgeon for the 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga., in 2009. He completed the U.S. Army Ranger School in December 2009. E-mail: kb.chou@us.army.mil
Ronald H. Pearson, HA 90, retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2006 after a 37-year career, including 20 assignments worldwide and a combat tour in Vietnam.
Mildred Barbara Swalina, LA 91, GR 97, is a first-grade teacher in the Kirkwood School District. She has been teaching for 18 years. Swalina enjoys traveling to other countries and continents and learning about other cultures.
Lynne (Silber) Eichenbaum, BU 92, and her husband, Gary, announce the birth of Justin Daniel on Sept. 30, 2009. He joins big brother, Zachary, 6, and big sister, Lana, 5. The family resides in central New Jersey.
Menelaos Karamichalis, EN 92, SI 93, SI 07, moved to Denver.
Brian Lonsway, LA 92, published Making Leisure Work: Architecture and the Experience Economy (Routledge, 2009). The book introduces a theoretical framework for understanding architecture’s engagement within the contemporary architectural practices of theme-based design. Lonsway is associate professor of architecture at Syracuse University.
Gilbert G. Mwangi, BU 92, is a graduate student in the College of Education at Georgia State University.
Katherine Smith, TI 92, was appointed to the board of directors of the River Bend Growth Association. She started her own law firm in 2008 in Alton, Ill., specializing in the areas of business law, estate planning, real estate, contracts and construction. Smith has practiced law in the St. Louis area for 15 years.
Christopher J. Stockdale, EN 92, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the physics department at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is an astrophysicist using the Very Large Array radio telescope and various NASA X-ray observatories to study the radio and X-ray emission from supernovae. Using data from these facilities, Stockdale is studying the evolution of massive stars that are responsible for creating the building blocks of planetary systems. He really enjoys teaching the general education astronomy course and interacting with students who are not pursuing technical majors.
Kathleen (Wilson) Dames, LA 93, and her husband, Nicholas Dames, LA 92, reside in New York City with their three children. Kathleen designs knitting patterns and hopes to return to graphic design work. Website: kathleendames.etsy.com
Peter Fischbach, MD 93, GM 93, was elected vice president of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the care of children and young adults with cardiac rhythm disturbances. Fischbach will serve a two-year term as vice president and an additional two-year term as president of the organization, beginning in 2011. He is the chief academic officer of the Children’s Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center. He also is an associate professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
Bassem W. Kamel, EN 93, is a project manager for Siemens AG in Orlando.
Laurie Moret, LA 93, and Scott Levine, BU 94, announce the birth of Sophie Hope on March 19, 2010. She joins big sisters, Zoe Grace and Mia Dylan.
Robert Yosowitz, EN 93, and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of Piper Shea on Feb. 10, 2010. She joins big brother, Blake, 2. The family resides in Tempe, Ariz. Robert is a manager for PeopleSoft development at Arizona State University, and Amy is a senior manager of software quality assurance for the Apollo Group.
Holly Ashley Cothern, LA 94, practices obstetrics and gynecology in Reno, Nev. She and her husband, Brett, are avid telemark skiers and enjoy exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They will be celebrating their five-year wedding anniversary this year on the shores of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park — where they were married.
Felicia Else, GR 94, GR 03, is an assistant professor of visual arts at Gettysburg College and recently received tenure. She has conducted extensive research on one of the most prominent public works in Florence — Ammannati’s Neptune Fountain (1560-1574) in the Piazza della Signoria. Else is currently researching connections between art and science in the portrayal of the marine world.
William Muntean, LA 94, is a career foreign service officer. He recently moved to Panama to serve at the U.S. Embassy. He resides with his wife, Carrie, and their children: Megan, 3, and Liam, 1. E-mail: WMuntean@gmail.com
Adam Ross, GR 94, published Mr. Peanut (Knopf, 2010). The book has also sold in 10 other countries. His book of short stories, Ladies & Gentlemen, will follow in 2011.
Rafael E. Saumell-Munoz, GR 94, published En Cuba Todo el Mundo Canta (Editorial Betania, 2008). The title means “In Cuba Everybody is Singing.” He was elected as a collaborator of the Academia de la Lengua Espanola (Academy of the Spanish Language, the U.S. chapter of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language).
David A. Straker, LA 94, and his wife, Kimberly, announce the birth of Alexa Brooke on April 28, 2009, in New York. She joins big sister, Chloe, 2.
Jonathan Furr, LA 95, is partner at Holland & Knight. He works in the firm’s Chicago office and focuses his practice on real estate and sustainable developments.
Sarah (Bloom) Jacobson, LA 95, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of Rebecca Emily on Jan. 9, 2008. She joins big sister, Rachel, 3. The family resides in Alexandria, Va.
Cynthia Lovinger, LA 95, and Jason Siderman were married on July 26, 2009, in Garrison, N.Y. The wedding guests included many university alumni. The couple resides in Springfield, N.J. Cynthia works in New York City at Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel.
Deanna (Williams) Wickey, EN 95, is the owner of Aliques Skin Institute, LLC.
Tom Anderson, BU 96, was listed in the Feb. 19, 2010, edition of Barron’s as one of the top financial advisers in Iowa and in the top 1,000 nationwide. Anderson has received this recognition two years in a row. He is the first vice president of investments, PIA senior portfolio manager and associate resident director at Merrill Lynch in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Stacey Krueger Barton, SW 96, received the 2009 Social Worker of the Year Award from the Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis, Inc. She is a clinical social worker at the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at Washington University School of Medicine. Barton resides in Ballwin, Mo., with her husband, Damon, and sons, Alexander and Nathan.
Gina (Palazzari) Chavez, LA 96, is chief operating officer at Creative Water Solutions (CWS), a company that has patented a system using a type of moss to clean pool and spa water. CWS currently focuses on the pool and hot-tub market but hopes to expand its technology to ponds, fountains, aquariums, irrigation systems, industrial water and drinking water in the future.
Lauren Henkin, LA 96, won a grant to publish her first book, Displaced. The book contains 40 original prints and is a completely handmade work of art. It will be published in 2010. Website: laurenhenkin.com
Richard Keene, GM 96, is a high school science teacher.
Marisa (Feder) Marcus, LA 96, and her husband, Seth, announce the birth of Ilana Hailey on Nov. 17, 2009. She joins big brother, Ryan, 2. The family resides in Rockville, Md.
Ellen (Friebert) Schupper, LA 96, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Ari Daniel on March 12, 2009. He joins big brother, Ethan, 6. The family resides in Milwaukee, where Ellen is the director of marketing and external relations at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Amy (Schwartz) Seymour, LA 96, and her husband, Christopher, announce the birth of Gram Ryan on Sept. 1, 2009. The family resides in Seattle, where Amy is a nurse practitioner at Seattle Children’s Hospital working with children with disabilities. Chris is completing his fellowship in pulmonary/critical care at the University of Washington.
Christine (O’Brien) Brittle, LA 97, and her husband, Christian, announce the birth of Connor Alexander on March 2, 2010. He joins big sister, Kaitlyn, 5, and big brother, Zachary, 2. The family resides in Arlington, Va. Christine runs a small communication and market research company. Website: uncommoninsights.com
Amy M. Brown, MD 97, and her husband, John Libert, have three children. Amy is a physician at Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility PA. John is a stay-at-home father.
Lyndsey (Igiel) Frankel, LA 97, and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of Remi Blaire on Jan. 15, 2010. She joins big sister, Ava Rose, 4. The family resides in Greenwich, Conn.
Kimberly Lutes Haider, LA 97, and her husband, Tariq, announce the birth of Yasmin Anabel on Oct. 2, 2009. She joins big brother, Miles Luc. The family resides in Zurich, Switzerland. E-mail: klutes@hotmail.com
Rona (Livnat) Kronenberg, LA 97, and her husband, Abi, announce the birth of Benjamin Max on Oct. 17, 2009. He joins big brother, Adam Lev, 3. The family resides in Rockville, Md., where Rona is a speech-language pathologist. She also sings women’s barbershop music with the Heart of Maryland Chorus and the PopChord quartet. E-mail: rona_k2004@yahoo.com
Jodi (Dektor) Levine, LA 97, LA 97, and her husband, Jonathan, have two children: Ashley and Mason. The family resides in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Marnie (Muscoplat) Mallah, LA 97, SW 98, and her husband, Lloyd Mallah, BU 97, announce the birth of Jack Abraham on July 29, 2009. He joins big sisters Carly Anne, 5; Shira Brooke, 5; and Hailey Eden, 2. The family resides in Westchester, N.Y. E-mail: marn1@optonline.net
Famun Nabi, EN 97, resides in Southern California with his wife, Gabrielle (Chosney) Nabi, SW 98, and their two children: Kamillah Myreen, 3, and Ashlan Sobhan, 1.
Rob Persaud, BU 97, LA 97, and his wife, Alison, recently completed building their “green” house in Kansas City. Alison is a stay-at-home mom to their two children, and Rob is the director of marketing for Sunlighten, a company in the health and technology field.
Dale Sanko, EN 97, and Laura DeWitt were married on Sept. 6, 2009, on Mackinac Island. The couple resides in Cincinnati, where they work for Procter and Gamble. E-mail: djs30@yahoo.com
Michelle (Haas) Seagull, LA 97, and her husband, Daniel Seagull, LA 97, announce the birth of Matthew Noah on June 5, 2009. He joins big sister, Lily Kaye. The family resides in South Glastonbury, Conn.
Rebecca L. von der Heyde, OT 97, received a doctorate in educational foundations at Saint Louis University in 2009. She is completing a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery and is beginning a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She will serve as the research division director of the latter during 2011 and 2012.
Lisa (Shusterman) Wolff, LA 97, and her husband, Russell, announce the birth of Olivia Sadie on Feb. 6, 2010. The family resides in Cambridge, Mass., where Lisa is director of research and evaluation at the nonprofit consultancy group, Health Resources in Action. E-mail: LisaSWolff@yahoo.com
Janine Brodeur, GR 98, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has provided psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples and adolescents for 11 years.
Jason Cheng, LA 98, is vice president of Land Design Partners in Austin, Texas, an award-winning landscape architecture and planning firm.
Anne Eidelman, LA 98, and her husband, Eric Slaim, announce the birth of Julian Josef on Feb. 23, 2010. The family resides in New York City, where Anne is director of finance at Uncommon Schools, a charter management organization.
Carla Molette-Ogden, GR 98, and her husband, Christopher, have two children: Courtney and Conrad. Carla is a branding planning director at the Richards Group in Dallas.
Jason E. Portnof, LA 98, and his wife, Courtney, announce the birth of Justin Miller on Jan. 21, 2010. The family resides in New York City, where Jason has joined the faculty of the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center/Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Marissa (Berkow) Rosen, LA 98, SW 00, works part time at the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis as a program coordinator. Rosen has worked in mental health and nonprofit development for seven years. She and her husband, Howard Rosen, BU 98, GB 04, have two children: Joshua Michael and Emily Paige.
Rachel (Pase) Sosland, LA 98, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Jacob Benjamin on Feb. 17, 2010. He joins big brother, Ethan Samuel, 4, and big sister, Gabrielle Dora, 2. The family resides in Leawood, Kan., where Rachel works as a cardiologist with Midwest Cardiology. David develops loft apartments and is a commercial photographer. E-mail: rsosland@gmail.com
Sasha Isaac-Young, LA 99, FA 99, is a writer/director and was chosen to participate in Film Independent’s 2010 Directors Lab. The Directors Lab is an intensive nine-week incubator designed to assist directors, improve their craft and advance their filmmaking careers. Isaac-Young will work on her project The Prettiest Girl.
Kamila (Kowalczyk) Nelson, BU 99, and her husband, John R. Nelson, LW 00, announce the birth of Adam Henryk in January 2010.
David Oakes, BU 99, is senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at Developers Diversified Realty Corporation.
Rona Shalev, LA 99, and her husband, David Kraut, announce the birth of Shai Benjamin Kraut in June 2009.
Jason Stumpf, LA 99, GR 04, is publishing a book of poems titled A Cloud of Witnesses (Quale Press, 2010).
Ben Westhoff, LA 99, has written two books. New York City’s Best Dive Bars will be published by Brooklyn-based Ig Publishing in fall 2010. The book contains narrative-style short essays about Westhoff’s visits to New York City’s cheapest, most historic and most low-down pubs. His other book, Dirty South, will be published by Chicago Review Press in spring 2011. The book is about Southern hip hop and will contain a chapter on St. Louis, focusing on rappers like Nelly and Murphy Lee. Westhoff is a frequent contributor to Washington University Magazine; see Alumni Profiles for example.
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Kristie (Chrans) Bunch, OT 00, and her husband, Ashley, have three children: Blake Ryan, Abigail Kathryn and Emma Grace.
Carrie (Gick) Davis, LA 00, and her husband, J. Blue, announce the birth of Harper Marie on Dec. 21, 2009. She joins big brother, Hudson Blue, 3. The family resides in Bloomington, Ind., where Carrie is a dermatologist and J. Blue is a dentist.
Rachel Fedje, LA 00, and Keir Lockridge were married in June 2009. Rachel is an emergency veterinarian at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, and Keir is a math professor at Wake Forest University.
Justin Forer, BU 00, GB 01, came in third in the 2009 Road Warrior contest by American Way magazine, the official magazine of American Airlines. To be selected as a finalist, Forer had to explain his crazy travel schedule, showcase his knowledge of travel-related trivia and compile a personal essay about his dream trip. He was featured in the March 2010 issue of American Way. Forer is a management consultant with IBB Consulting Group, where he serves as a trusted adviser on strategic marketing, technology and operational challenges to executives in the media, wireless and cable industries.
Susan (Barnes) Girling, FA 00, and her husband, Adam, announce the birth of Lucy Katharine on Dec. 31, 2009. The family resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dorothea Lasky, LA 00, published a book of poetry, titled Black Life (Wave Books, 2010). Website: wavepoetry.com/authors/54
Elena (Arensman) McPeak, LA 00, LA 00, has a son, Liam James, 1. She works part time for the U.S. National Park Service in Chicago.
Tuan Nguyen, LA 00, and Phuong Duy Hoang were married in March 2010.
Ashoka D. Polpitiya, SI 00, SI 04, conducts research on novel proteomics biomarker discovery for various diseases.
Christopher T. Robertson, GR 00, GR 03, is moving to Tucson to work as an associate professor of law at the University of Arizona.
Kenneth J. Ryan, GR 00, GR 06, is an assistant professor at California State University, Fresno. He conducts research and publishes in cooperation theory and global intelligence, focusing on criminal, foreign and defense intelligence in counter-terror.
Matthew S. Smagacz, BU 00, earned his CFA charter. He is a director of the R2 Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund utilized to supplement educational and vocational programs geared toward helping troubled teens and young adults. The organization also works closely with the city of Chicago and various resident halls (orphanages) in the area.
Joseph N. Bartels, LA 01, and his wife, Beth (Lawton) Bartels, LA 01, reside in Washington, D.C. Joseph is an attorney for the federal government, and Beth works on digital media issues for a media trade organization.
Karen M. Budell, LA 01, is the digital consumer strategy manager for Metromix Chicago and RedEye (Tribune Company). She is pursuing a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications at Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Brian S. Burnett, GF 01, is an independent designer/sculptor. He is currently invested in public commission work and hybridized flexible furniture design.
Megan Keller Felske, UC 01, graduated in December 2009 from UCLA with certification of accounting.
Jessica L. Maykopet, LA 01, SW 07, is a clinical case manager at the U.S. Veterans Initiative in Kalaeloa, Hawaii.
Lauren (Zeller) Selberg, LA 01, and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of Sophie Anneliese on Sept. 30, 2009.
Shannon Tierney is a breast disease surgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
Ariel Tomioka, SW 01, is a mitigation specialist and social historian working on death penalty cases in California. She works with attorneys to prepare the mitigation theory and evidence for the penalty phase of capital murder trials. Tomioka also works, post-conviction, to overturn death penalties by preparing a social history of her clients.
Samantha Shapses Wertheim, LA 01, was one of the writers for Love, Race and Liberation: ’Til the White Day Is Done (Love-N-Liberation Press, 2010). The social justice book is a curriculum guide for use in classrooms and community settings. Wertheim is an educator and trainer committed to engaging students in social justice.
Beth Barnhart, LA 02, graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008. She and E.J. Cory were recently married in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Renata (Braudy) Beaman, PT 02, is a physical therapist working with breast cancer patients. She has a son, Christopher, 1.
Nathaniel Z. Breindel, LA 02, works for A.H. Belo, a media conglomerate in Dallas. He recently traveled to Thailand and China.
David R. French, EN 02, SI 06, and his wife, Tejal, announce the birth of Henry Jesal on April 9, 2009. The family resides in Sandy, Utah. David is an engineer and makes NAND flash memory.
Narayan Ganesan, SI 02, SI 06, is a research associate in the area of computing application at the University of Delaware.
Jessica (Brooks) Garnreiter, LA 02, and her husband, Jason Garnreiter, LA 02, announce the birth of James David on June 19, 2009. The family resides in Salt Lake City, where Jason is a pediatric cardiology fellow at Primary Children’s Hospital. Jessica received a master’s degree in English from Case Western Reserve University in May 2009.
Alicia S. Gonzales, SW 02, develops and coordinates events and programs for children, youth and families in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Christy Ferlic Peetz, LA 02, and her husband, Chris Peetz, BU 01, announce the birth of Charlie Thomas on Oct. 23, 2009. The family resides in Menlo Park, Calif. Christy is a labor and employment attorney, and Chris is a director of strategy in biotech.
Kim Tompras, SI 02, GA 02, is project manager at Tarlton, Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm. Tompras managed construction of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Process Control Center.
Suzanne (Thompson) Barnard, LA 03, works in project management and grant administration for the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. In her role, Barnard awards grant funds to rural communities. She and her husband, Russ, have two children: Charlotte and Nathaniel.
David Brown, SI 03, GB 04, is founder and president of Datotel in St. Louis, which provides cloud computing and colocation environments for its clients. Website: datotel.com
Lisa H. Frankel, LA 03, has been freelancing in Philadelphia for three years. She does one-on-one tutoring with college-bound high school students. Though Frankel started by teaching standardized test preparation, she focuses on college application preparation now.
Stephanie (MacLeod) Grise, GB 03, LW 03, was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve on the Missouri Credit Union Commission. She will serve a five-year term ending Jan. 1, 2015. Grise is a senior associate in the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale LLP. She focuses her practice in public law and finance matters, specifically on redevelopment incentives.
Megan E. Hauser, LA 03, completed training to be an EMT-basic. She plans to pursue a career in emergency medicine in 2010.
Caroline C. Ishida, LA 03, LW 06, works for an environmental nonprofit organization in St. Louis. She focuses on water issues, both locally and nationally.
Jessica (Beckemeier) Kershenski, SW 03, is a licensed clinical social worker at St. John’s Family Therapy. She works with children and adolescents doing outpatient psychotherapy on an individual and family basis. She and her husband, Kent, were married in 2007. The couple has two children: Zoe and Jack.
Chris C. King, LA 03, EN 03, published Advanced BlackBerry Development (Apress, 2009).
Tiffany S. Roby, EN 03, received a master’s degree in bioengineering in 2007. She currently works at a manufacturing plant in western North Carolina.
Deia L. Schlosberg, FA 03, LA 03, is a graduate student in the science and natural history filmmaking program at Montana State University. She received National Geographic Adventure’s Adventurer of the Year Award in 2008 for the first full through-hike of the Andes Mountains. Schlosberg is doing presentations around the country about the two-year trek and sustainable ways of life practiced in the Andes.
Anna Stark, LA 03, is a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Energy Star commercial buildings program. She recently returned from a two-month fellowship in Taiwan through the State Department Science Fellows Program, where she shared best practices on green building with the island. Stark also worked at the American Institute while overseas. She is now back at her job at the EPA in Washington, D.C., leading outreach to the hospitality and entertainment sector on energy efficiency in buildings.
Lori A. Apfel, AR 04, and Seth Cardeli, LA 04, were married on Sept. 6, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The wedding party and guests included many university alumni. Lori recently joined Goshow Architects, a Manhattan firm whose work focuses on healthy and sustainable living and learning environments. Seth, a member of the New York and New Jersey bars, is an associate at Gurfein Douglas LLP.
Dillon C. Brown, LA 04, is pursuing a master’s degree in Japan studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously worked for four years as an English teacher in Japan.
Aneel Damle, LA 04, is attending medical school at Georgetown University. He plans to pursue a residency in general surgery after graduation.
Nathalie de Vos Burchart, EN 04, is a principal in a start-up trading company.
Johnny Deas, GB 04, founded Great Ideas Edutainment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that teaches personal finance to young adults through a curriculum of music. Deas uses hip-hop music blended with a written curriculum to facilitate the learning process. The organization was recently recognized as one of the top 10 in the nation for positively impacting the urban community.
Robert E. Guinness, LA 04, and Anne-Mari Vepsalainen were married on Jan. 10, 2010, in Helsinki, Finland. Guinness is a project officer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Espoo, Finland. He works on several aerospace research projects and teaches in the international business information technology program. He previously worked for the Boeing Company at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Kamaria N. Holt, LA 04, is a physical therapist in Santa Monica, Calif.
Stacy N. Jeffries, LA 04, recently completed her master’s degree in community counseling at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. She was awarded the Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award from the Sigma Phi Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling academic and professional honor society.
Jennifer L. Durham, LA 05, SW 06, is a mental health clinician at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. She also sees clients through her private practice.
Murry E. Ford, LA 05, is an MBA/MHA student at Georgia State University. Ford expects to graduate in spring 2011.
Elizabeth H. Gauger, LA 05, graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in May 2010. She plans to pursue a career in ophthalmology.
Richard Hough, EN 05, SI 07, recently released an iPhone game called Tipoli with a colleague.
Stephen S. Schmidt, LA 05, is an associate of Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC, in Cincinnati. He focuses in the areas of corporate and business law and litigation.
Anuj R. Shah, LA 05, will be a general surgery intern at the University of Kansas Medical Center in July 2010.
Hugh Tychsen, LA 05, recently returned from his third tour in Iraq. He is working toward his MBA at Washington University Olin Business School.
Cynthia (Ruprecht) Hunt, UC 06, works with the Sprint IBM team on worldwide telecommunications solutions. She is moving to the Los Angeles area this summer.
Will Martin, BU 06, was selected as a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and will be pursuing an MBA at the Johnson School at Cornell University beginning in fall 2010. E-mail: williamjosephmartin@gmail.com
Florence A. McKinley, UC 06, SW 09, is the executive director of Community Organization of Women. This nonprofit organization provides information, education, resources and training about interpersonal and domestic violence. Its workshops aim to advance women’s welfare and their ability to overcome adverse situations of isolation and poverty.
Edna Pinon, SW 06, is the coordinator of quality services at the general hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rosie Rascoe-Arnette, SW 06, is the regional contract administrator for Southern Illinois at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Lauren Simon, LA 06, joined Sesame Workshop as licensing coordinator of global consumer products. She coordinates product approvals for Sesame Street-branded toys, games, seasonal items, craft and hobby items, gifts and novelties, home decor and housewares.
Patrick T. McCarthy, EN 07, is pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering at Purdue.
Jeffrey Rubin, BU 07, is an associate consultant with Bain & Company, Inc.
Henry C. Wu, LA 07, is pursuing an MD/PhD at the University of Texas in Houston Medical School.
Sunit V. Anandwala, LA 08, is a financial analyst in Wells Fargo’s commercial banking division in Clayton, Mo. He recently traveled to Australia and New Zealand.
Charles K. Cohn, BU 08, works at a venture capital firm, Ascension Health Ventures, and operates Tutors LLC, a company he founded while attending Washington University.
Lonia R. Friedlander, LA 08, is pursuing a master’s degree at Ben Gurion University in Israel with a specialization in water management and policy. Her project focuses on the uptake of drip irrigation technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
David Hartstein, LA 08, is a kindergarten teacher at Leadership Prep in New York City. He is a second-year corps member of Teach For America. Hartstein is incorporating a Washington University Bear theme into his classroom with a “Welcome to the WU Bear classroom” sign, a bulletin board with Bear paw prints, a trash can with a WUSTL logo and a WUSTL reading group. The idea is to get his students excited about going to college.
Todd Martin, LW 08, is a member of the toxic tort and environmental litigation group in the Dallas office of Hawkins Parnell & Thackston.
Kevin C. Vinson, UC 08, is pursuing a master’s degree in information management with a graduate certificate in project management at Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science. He is a training systems and services logistics element manager at the Boeing Company in St. Louis.
Yifei Zhong, LA 08, will enter Washington University School of Law in August.
Courtney Caruso, LA 09, and Charles Harris, LA 91, were two of 37 U.S. Fulbright grantees from 19 European Union member states to attend the 2010 European Union & NATO Seminar in Belgium. Caruso is a Fulbright grantee in Italy, and Harris is a Fulbright grantee in Romania.
Jacob Klein, LA 09, works at Thomson Reuters, an information and news company, in Times Square. He also coaches lacrosse at Frederick Douglass Academy and volunteers with CityLax, a program that helps grow the game of lacrosse among New York City public schools.
Elizabeth B. Ren, LA 09, is a business analyst at Capital One in Dallas.
Jessica Sippy, GR 09, is an assistant professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.
Qin Xu, GL 09, is attending Washington University School of Law.