CLASSMATES • Winter 2000

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George B. Ross, LA 35, was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Missouri Athletic Club for distinguished service.

 

Judith Rupp Hodges, LA 44, wonders what happened to her two friends: Edna Mae Curry and Evert Sloop. She would love to get in touch with them. E-mail: judhod@webpc.dellnet.com.

Allen J. Portnoy, EN 46, has semiretired to the Great Smoky Mountains. He sends his best regards to all. E-mail: Lajolla-wes@aol.com.

Wallace G. Klein, LA 47, GR 48, was presented with a PACEsetter award (People Positively Affecting Community Education) by the school district of University City, Mo., for the school year 1999-2000. He has also recently completed his term as chairman of the Washington University Arts & Sciences Century Club.

W.L. Kincheloe, EN 49, was inducted into the National Defense Industrial Association Hall of Fame. The award was in recognition of his designs to enhance various mines, bombs, and fuses used by the military. He credits the late Archibald Burgess, WU professor, among others, for his mentoring.

Gene Portman, LA 49, LW 50, is being honored for 50 years of practicing law—"still learning and still going strong!"

 

William B. Toulouse, LA 50, a retired publisher of 50 Plus magazine, is compiling letters from people over 50 into a book to be called Amazingly Simple Lessons We Learned After 50: A Collection of Soul-Warming Letters. The idea behind the book is to pass on simple life lessons that have improved the writer's quality of life.

Arthur Andrews, LA 52, GR 53, has 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren! "Life is a wonderful adventure, every day a joy at 77 plus!"

Ralph Fournier, AR 52, was a featured artist of the first annual Artists on the Terrace Series, hosted by Norton's Fine Art Studios, located in St. Louis' Central West End.

Edgar Krentz, GR 53, GR 60, retired in June 1998 after teaching New Testament in Lutheran seminaries for 48 years. Since then, he has guest-taught in Lutheran seminaries in Chicago and Berkeley, Calif. He will teach in the academic year 2000-01 at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, and at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

John L. Busekrus, EN 56, celebrates the graduation of the oldest of his 33 grandchildren from the University of Texas as a civil engineer, and the last of his 13 children, who will pursue a degree in computer engineering, from high school.

 

Allan G. Barclay, GR 60, received the 2000 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service.

George M. Bohigian, LA 61, HS 69, was awarded the Golden Medallion by the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, for continuing service on behalf of the ophthalmology profession in Missouri. He is in private practice and is also a professor of clinical ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at WU School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

David Whitcomb, BU 62, retired from his position as senior vice president for finance and accounting at Buckeye Technologies, Inc., located in Memphis, Tenn. He and his wife, Betty Burch Whitcomb, LA 62, GR 63, relocated to Charlottesville, Va.

Olga Bornstein Wise, LA 62, GR 64, was on the July 1, 2000, cover of Library Journal and the subject of the issue's feature article. She is the technical librarian for Compaq Computers' Telecommunications Line of Business in Austin, Texas. She and her husband, David, have been living in Austin since 1987. David is a staff lawyer for Texas' State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Their son Jacob, an honors graduate from the University of Texas, is a struggling jazz guitarist in the Austin music scene. E-mail: olga.wise@compaq.com.

Gilbert W. Schedler, GR 63, received the 2000 United Methodist Scholar/Teacher Award on May 19, 2000. He is professor of religious studies and English, as well as chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.

Lucy Schmitz Morros, LA 64, GR 67, GR 75, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola University of Chicago for her work as president of Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill., 1988-2000, and her career in higher education.

L. Elizabeth (Betsy) Little (now Rasmussen), GR 64, has contributed research on chemical communication and pheromones in Asian elephants for a chapter in a new book called The Astonishing Elephant (Random House), written by Shana Alexander.

Conrado B. Santiago, GB 64, was elected president of the newly organized WU Alumni and Parents Admission Program, Philippine chapter. He is also a member of the WU International Advisory Council for Asia. He and his youngest daughter, Gilda Regina Santiago, GB 00, are the first and only Filipino father-daughter alumni of the John M. Olin School of Business.

Martin A. Frey, LW 65, professor of law at the University of Tulsa, received the Outstanding Professor Award from the Student Bar Association for the sixth time and the Lifetime Service Award from the TU Law Alumni Association. The board of advocates named its 1L Negotiation Competition for him, and the faculty and administration named the courtyard at the new Legal Information Center for him. He and his wife, Phyllis, recently published the third edition of Introduction to the Law of Contracts. Following a year-long sabbatical, he will become professor emeritus.

Carl Moman, GR 66, GR 80, professor of music and music division chair at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas, since 1987, has recently been appointed division chair for the newly formed Division of Fine Arts with departments of music, theater, art, speech, and communication (radio, television, journalism) at Wayland. In spring 2000, he presented a Schubert song cycle for his 25th faculty recital at Wayland and was a guest alumni artist in a performance of Mozart's Great C Minor Mass on a 150th anniversary concert in honor of the founding of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., April 14, 2000.

Charles C. Richmond, UC 66, was awarded the Doctor of Education degree by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on May 20, 2000. He is the executive director of the Institute on Gerotechnology in Peterborough, N.H., which provides computer literacy courses, and computers for senior centers and boys and girls clubs.

Edward Schor, LA 66, is the editor of Caring for Your School-Age Child (Bantam Publishers).

George L. Fitzsimmons, LW 67, of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, in St. Louis, was recently appointed state chairman of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and to the State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Ralph J. Nagel, AR 67, GA 69, has been elected chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, which is responsible for 26 public campuses and 150,000 students. He is also founder and president of Meridian Retirement Communities, headquartered in Denver.

Richard J. Gimpelson, EN 68, serves on the board of trustees for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He recently published a chapter in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America and is doing research on two types of contraceptive methods and a new method of endometrial ablation for treatment of abnormal bleeding. He is a member of the Reform Party and was a candidate for U.S. Congress-2nd District, State of Missouri, general election November 7, 2000.

Jin Nyum, GR 68, was appointed minister of finance and economy, the top echelon of government in Korea, which is an official status just below deputy prime minister.

Lee Petcu, EN 68, was promoted to construction manager for Graycor, a major construction company located in Homewood, Ill.

Jane L. Rosser, FA 68, and her family have returned to their home in Vermont after living and working in India for the last seven years. She continues to work in international development programs.

William Siedhoff, UC 68, SW 73, moved to California, Mo., with his wife and three sons. He is semiretired and enjoying life in the middle of Missouri.

Elinda Fishman Kiss, LA 69, is the recipient of the Thomas H. Mott, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Rutgers University School of Business for the year 2000. The award is given to the most outstanding professor at Rutgers University.

 

Bonnie M. Orkow, SW 70, reports from Colorado that she was elected president of the board of directors for the National Repertory Orchestra. The orchestra performs during the summer in Breckenridge, Colo. Bonnie says she is excited about the chance to help the young musicians, ages 18-28, expand their repertoire. She is currently expanding her own by pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Denver.

Max Reichard, GR 70, GR 75, professor of history and humanities and interim vice ckancellor for academic affairs at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Croatia. He is teaching in the American Studies Program at the University of Zagreb in Croatia during the 2000-01 academic year.

Nathan O. Hatch, GR 72, GR 74, provost and history professor at the University of Notre Dame, was appointed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Joan Kelly, LA 72, was named senior vice president of systems strategy and non-core development for MasterCard's Global Technology and Operations division.

Ben A. Rich, LW 73, joined the faculty of the University of California-Davis in February 2000, where he is associate professor in the bioethics program at the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He also teaches courses in health law at the University of California-Davis School of Law.

Judith D. Jackson, SW 74, has changed jobs. Formerly executive director of Michigan's oldest settlement, Franklin Wright Settlements, she is now vice president of the Detroit Youth Foundation.

Branch Morgan III, LA 74, says that 25 years later, at age 48, his dance career is still great! He has successfully completed the 26th season of the Eva Anderson Dancers, of which he is an original member. He performed at the Columbia Festival of the Arts in Columbia, Md., June 20 and 21, 2000, and at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Md., October 13-15, 2000. Teaching modern, African, ballroom, line dancing, and body conditioning in Maryland, he is available for artist-in-residences, workshops, master classes, lecture-demos, and solo dance performances!

Jay Morthland, FA 74, received the Pillar of Parkway Award, which recognizes excellence of character, performance, leadership, and extraordinary service, from the Parkway School District, in Chesterfield, Mo. He is an art teacher in Bellerive Elementary.

Curtis A. Beck, EN 75, was promoted May 29, 2000, to manager, Customer Services Department, of the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO). As manager, Curtis oversees commercial services, educational services, sales forecasting, and integrated resources planning activities for the company. He has been with HELCO since 1993. Also, on July 1, he was installed as president of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers for the 2000-01 fiscal year. He has been a licensed mechanical engineer in the state of Hawaii since 1983.

William S. Daniel, LW 75, served as national co-chair for the American Bar Association's Property Insurance Law Committee's CLE Program at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York on July 8, 2000, and was reappointed as vice chair for 2000-01.

Vincent Pereda, SW 75, is employed by the U.S. Navy at the Navy Family Service Center in Guam. He has been employed in his job since 1989. As the Navy's family advocacy representative, he has program and management oversight of the Family Advocacy Program, which serves families that encounter problems in the area of domestic and family violence.

Vic Venezia, BU 75, says the 25-year Reunion was fun! He still lives in St. Louis, owns his own practice as a CPA and business adviser, and enjoys preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as a volunteer with the Mission Gate Prison Ministry. His oldest son is happily married. Vic and his wife, Sherrie, also have twins, who both want to start driving next year.

Terry Gross, LA 76, has "four children, one wife, and one faithful dog." He is a part-time lawyer and full-time baseball coach, and fishes when he can. If you are in the Panhandle, he invites you to look him up.

Allan Trautman, LA 76, performed puppet characters in several films: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Brendan Fraser's Monkeybone, and Warner Bros.' upcoming Fighting Like Cats and Dogs. He was also one of four puppeteers on the "Bad Andy" TV commercials for Domino's. He is currently helping to develop the Henson Digital Performance Studio at Jim Henson's Creature Shop in Burbank, Calif. (Finally—the double majors in physics and drama come together!) Web site: www.allantrautman.com.

Mark J. Bacharach, LA 77, has moved the family jewelry business to a new home after 56 years in its former building. Mark is a gold and platinum smith in Chicago, and specializes in handmade custom designs. E-mail: mark@leobachrachjewelers.com.

Anthony Cipiti, Jr., LA 77, moved back to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, after many years of living and working on the East Coast. He has joined the law firm of Ulmer & Berne, LLP, where he practices in the areas of corporate finance and securities law compliance.

Bruce E. Friedman, LA 78, a principal in the Clayton, Mo., law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, has been granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Michelle Kayhoe-Hauspurg, PT 78, continues to be active in the physical therapy profession—enjoying geriatric physical therapy. She encourages classmates to call if they are ever in Washington, D.C.

Kerry Leonard, LA 78, a senior educational planner and associate principal of Chicago's OWP&P Architects, presented the firm's award-winning Grainger Center of Imagination and Inquiry at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy to the Texas Association of School Administrators' National School Facilities Workshop in San Antonio on July 20.

Kenneth W. Meyer, GR 79, is a foreign service specialist assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan. He should arrive at his next posting in Hong Kong in July 2001. His most recent book was Borderlands, a collection of short stories, and he expects to complete a volume of stories on Pakistan by the end of this year.

 

S.J. (Skip) Heyman, SI 80, has celebrated his 22nd anniversary with Ford Motor Co. as the Truck Vehicle Center resident engineer—"fancy title!" Stationed at the F-Series plant in Norfolk, Va., he supervises a group of engineers whose job it is to resolve high-frequency customer concerns with their trucks, along with assembly and quality issues. He has three kids, Jill, 19, a sophomore at Virginia Tech., Steve, 17, and Kerry, 13. They're still big Cardinal and Blues fans, having been back to St. Louis with Ford from 1988 to 1993, and miss all the wonderful things about St. Louis, although the beach in Norfolk is wonderful! He is trying to look up classmates Lou Hampel, SI 78, Tom Hanson, SI 75, SI 78, Daryl Tryson, SI 76, and Pat Maher, SI 75, SI 79.

Patricia Berendzen Siegel, LA 80, received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, in May 2000. She is now trying to eke out a studio space in the west St. Louis County home she shares with her husband, Ted, sons Matt, 16, and Joe, 5, and daughter, Rachel, 11.

Melissa Wood, FA 80, was awarded the 2000 University of California-Davis Nelson ArtFriends ARTREACH grant, enabling her to teach art to women and children at the Yolo County Domestic Violence Shelter.

Westelle Florez, GB 81, has returned to St. Louis to join the adjunct faculty of Harris-Stowe State College in the business administration department, after 11 years with Cummins Engine Co. and eight years as director of human resources for the city of Memphis government.

John A. Goldstein, LA 81, a partner with the Chicago-based law firm Harris, Kessler & Goldstein, LLC, was elected president of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association.

Olga Lorenzo, LA 81, is a writer and teacher of novel writing. Her novel, The Rooms in My Mother's House (Penguin), was short-listed for several major Australian awards as well as being long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize. She is currently looking for a U.S. publisher. E-mail: olorenzo@ozemail.com.au.

Scott Markman, FA 81, lives in Chicago with his wife, Sharon, and children, Leland, 5, and Alexa, 3. He owns a marketing communications firm, the Monogram Group, now in its 11th year and is also starting another, vBrand Partners, this year, with classmate Harold Woodridge, FA 81.

Alberta P. Napper, GR 81, a math teacher at Community Access and Job Training at Southwest, teaches math to developmentally challenged youth. She was named the second-place winner of the 2000 St. Louis Science Center/Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.

Samuel Parab, GB 81, was appointed director of CDC North America, the New York derivatives trading unit of Groupe Caisse des Depots, Paris. He hopes to run into WU sailors on northern Chesapeake Bay. E-mail: sam@parab.net.

Thomas R. Hoerr, GR 83, has published a book, Becoming a Multiple Intelligences School (ASCD Press, Virginia). He is beginning his 20th year as the director of the New City School in St. Louis. E-mail: TRHoerr@aol.com.

David D. Levine, LA 83, just graduated from Clarion West, the intensive six-week science fiction and fantasy writing workshop, which he attended during his second sabbatical from Intel Corporation. He is starting a new job as a software engineer, working with Linux and Java. He is returning to engineering after a year and a half as a manager. While he was at Clarion, his wife, Kate, took a road trip from Florida to New York.

Brian W. Shaffer, LA 83, an associate professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., received the college's Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Arthur L. Visor, TI 83, received a sixth-place ribbon in the 200-meter dash in the St. Louis Senior Olympics. He also received a bronze medal for finishing third in the 400-meter run in the Year 2000 U.S. Transplant Games in Orlando, Fla. In June, he attended the fifth reunion of the Berlin U.S. Military Veterans Association (BUSMVA), which was held in Reno, Nev. On July 1, 2000, he was appointed to the position of associate state coordinator for zone B of the Missouri AARP 55 Alive program. He was also elected to the position of 2nd vice president of the Lindbergh Life Members Club of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers.

Florida Cowley, GR 84, a math teacher at Williams Middle School in St. Louis, is one of five teachers to receive the 2000 St. Louis Science Center/Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. She has taught for 28 years in the St. Louis School District, where she currently teaches seventh- and eighth-grade chemistry.

Conrad S. Kee, LA 84, LW 87, became a partner of Jackson Lewis, one of the largest law firms in the country representing management in employment, labor, and benefits, and immigration law, in Stamford, Conn.

Scot McCullough, EN 84, and his wife, Becca, relocated to the Kansas City area in June. Their three boys, Zackary, 6, Gabriel, 5, and Jadon, 3, keep mom very busy at home while dad works as a project manager for Inteliant, an IT consulting firm. In Becca's spare time, she is a Creative Memories consultant, photojournaling their family's life so they can remember how precious it is. E-mail: Scotm@kc.rr.com and RLM@kc.rr.com.

Wendy Christine (Osbourn) Stover, BU 84, and Mark Edward Stover, GR 84, have moved to Chevy Chase, Md. Wendy works for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Mark for the General Accounting Office, both in Washington, D.C.

Carol Boram-Hays, LA 85, received a Ph.D. in history of art from Ohio State University, with a specialty in African art and archaeology, in June 2000. Her dissertation is titled "A History of Zulu Beadwork 1890-1997: Its Types, Forms, and Functions."

Major George Cone, LA 85, gave up command of the 1st Battalion, 393rd Regiment at Fort Chaffee, Ark. He is now attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Charles D. Hawker, GB 85, received the Becton Dickinson Award of the Association for Laboratory Automation at its annual meeting. The award was presented "in recognition of significant contributions to medical systems engineering." Besides being the director of special projects at ARUP Laboratories, Inc., in Salt Lake City, he was the project manager for the installation of a major automation system that transports and sorts for testing up to 20,000 patient blood specimens per day. He is also president-elect of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.

Laurie A. Roemmele-Roberts, LA 85, is in the 10th year of her business, PEQ, Inc. (education consultants). She received her Ph.D. in organizational development in 1998 from the Fielding Institute. She is married to her business partner, Monte D. Roberts, and they have a son, Mychael David, born April 7, 1999.

Paul Shaughnessy, GB 85, was appointed president and chief operating officer of BSI Constructors in St. Louis.

Daryl K. Daniels, LA 86, met his wife, a Navy nurse, while serving overseas. They were married January 1, 2000, in Sydney, Australia—probably making him "the first WU alumnus to get married this millennium."

Annarose C. (Leonard) Haws, LA 86, married Richard Haws on September 26, 1998. They live in Riverton, N.J. She is head of the history department at Camden County Technical School, and he is with Paglione & Massi in Trenton. E-mail: haws@home.com.

Tom Hesse, LA 86, and wife Lisa Rupell Hesse, LA 86, GR 86, welcomed their third child, Alyssa Ann, on June 27, 2000. Brothers Jacob, 6, and Isaac, 3, are thrilled to have a baby sister.

Steve Litzinger, EN 86, and his wife, Charlotte, celebrated their 11th anniversary this past July. They have two children: Michael, 9, and Sean, 6. Steve and his family moved to Houston last year after he accepted a promotion as a product manager for Lyondell Chemical Company. He also recently completed his M.B.A. at Louisiana State University. E-mail: SPLitzin@aol.com.

Timothy P. Riordan, LA 86, married Jodi Schilling October 1, 1999, in Chicago. They live in Louisville, Ky., where Tim is vice president and cash manager of Hilliard Lyons, a brokerage firm. Prior to moving to Louisville in 1997, Tim worked in New York for a successor to UBS Warburg. He received his master's degree in economics from New York University in 1996. E-mail: TRiordan@hilliard.com.

Lori Brunsman, LA 87, and David Brunsman, EN 87, are proud to announce the arrival of a son, Zane Patrick, born March 24, 2000. Zane joins sisters Karen, 14, Kristine, 10, and Kelly, 4, and brother Luke, 3. Lori has been with the EPA for nine years now. Dave is a primary patent examiner and has worked for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for 13 years. E-mail: brunsman@erols.com.

Shelley (Darrell) Chatfield, LA 87, and husband Lloyd had a baby girl, Lauren Elizabeth Chatfield, on October 11, 2000. Lauren joins brothers Jake, 3, and Lloyd, 4. The Chatfield family lives in the Seattle area.

Nancy Droesch, GB 87, was named Assurance and Advisory Partner-in-Charge of the St. Louis office of Deloitte & Touche.

Howard Kader, LA 87, wife Lori, son Joey, and daughter Emily live in Durham, N.C. Howard has been an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center since 1999. He completed his fellowship training in 1999 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

John P. Miller, EN 87, SI 91, was promoted to vice president of EQE International in St. Louis.

Gina G. Spagnoli, GR 87, was appointed vice president for development and university relations at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Anoushka (Sharifi) Bayley, LA 88, married James Bayley on October 12, 1997. They have a daughter, Yasamin Sophia, born June 22, 1999. Anoushka is working at the law firm of Quirk & Bakalor in New York City, where she specializes in aviation litigation.

Tom Fluegel, BU 88, relocated to the Washington, D.C., area to accept the position of vice president, client administration, with Dental Benefit Providers, a United Health Group Company. Tom and wife Lucia were married on April 8, 2000. E-mail: tfluegs@hotmail.com.

Stephen C. Friet, LA 88, and his wife, Elizabeth, LA 86, have one son, Gabriel Joseph. Stephen holds an M.Sc. degree in biology and is a registered lab animal technician (RLAT) with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. In his off-time, he enjoys the outdoors and gardening.

Kara Greer, EN 88, and Alan Greer, EN 88, welcome their new daughter Lindsay Mae Greer, born February 15, 2000. She joins Garrett, 1, Parker, 2, Savannah, 3, and Joshua, 5. "Life is fabulous!" And they would love to hear from friends. E-mail: karalan@juno.com.

Cori (Coradella) Holsinger Hartje, GR 88, joined the Education Solutions Group, part of Microsoft, as central region director. She has been with the company more than 10 years. Prior to joining Microsoft, she developed and managed the WU campus computer store.

Brian D. LeVay, LW 88, has a new daughter, Jordyn Alana LeVay, born May 12, 2000. She joins her older brothers Joshua Daniel LeVay, 5, and Zachary Andrew LeVay, 3, in what is becoming a very small house.

Marla (Wallerstein) Patinkin, FA 88, has two sons, Jonah, who was born October 21, 1997, and Gabriel, who was born on September 27, 1999. She taught art in public high school (after grad. school at RISD). She and husband Nick got married in 1994. She says she'll get back to her studio, but right now she is doing the kid thing. "Wow, never thought I'd say that, but it's truly a wonderful trip to be on. Keep in touch! Happy trails!"

Ancella (Hermawan) Iskandar, GB 89, begame a mother to a wonderful baby girl in September 1998 and had a baby boy in June 2000. She is a faculty member at the business school of the University of Indonesia.

H. Ivan Orup, Jr., LA 89, and Beth (Cassani) Orup, LA 91, welcomed twins to their family on April 8, 2000: H. Ivan Orup III and Isabella Marie Orup. Ivan is practicing orthodontics in his private practice located in Concord, Mass. In addition, he is a clinical instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Orthodontics. For the last nine years, Beth has held various management positions within the retirement industry, the last seven of which were spent at John Hancock Mutual Funds. She completed her M.B.A. at Boston College in 1997. She will now be a full-time mom.

David Shogren, GB 89, recently started his own company called "The Davis Group," providing a wide range of consulting services to small businesses and business owners.

Michael D. Swendsen, GB 89, was promoted to assistant vice president in the investments division of Lutheran Brotherhood, located in Minneapolis.

 

Andrew Campbell, GR 90, GR 93, has just had his sixth book published, an etiquette guide for sexual and gender minorities, their friends, and families, called The Bride Wore Black Leather ... and He Looked Fabulous!: An Etiquette Guide for the Rest of Us (Greenery Press).

Kevin William Janer, GR 90, GR 94, was appointed director of neuropsychology for the St. Johnland Rehabilitation Center, following completion of a National Institutes of Health fellowship in neurology and psychiatry at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. He is now the founder and clinical director of NeuroBehavioral Health Associates, a private mental health-care agency. In his "spare time," he serves as the vice president of Education and Behavioral Sciences Affairs for RxMaxWell, Incorporated, a for-profit health and patient wellness education technology company. He resides on the eastern north shore of Long Island, but spends much of his non-working time attending art, music, and theater events in New York City with his partner, Michael.

Stephanie L. (Sindler) Jensen, LA 90, is a full-time mom living in Houston.

Richard Laugesen, GR 90, GR 93, and his wife, Emily, LA 89, GR 92, have a new daughter, Mariah Corinne Laugesen, born January 8, 2000. Rick is a visiting researcher in WU's Department of Mathematics, and Emily teaches in the music department.

Jennifer L. Miller-Tichota, FA 90, and husband Jon, LA 86, had a baby girl, Juliana, born January 1, 1999.

Tracy Carol Rittenbaum, LA 90, married Chuck, the brother of her best friend and WU classmate, Elizabeth Gillespie Slater, LA 89, on June 24, 2000. Tracy still works for Maritz Travel Company in St. Louis.

Suzanne Boyko Strothkamp, HA 90, and husband Robert announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Irene, on April 3, 2000. She joins big sister Stephanie Jane, who turned three on April 26, 2000. Suzanne works as a managed-care contractor for SSM Health Care-St. Louis. Rob works for Enterprise Rent-A-Car's corporate office. They live in Ballwin, Mo.

Peg Fetter, GF 91, had her home published in Metropolitan Home American Style by Dylan Landis and Clarkson Potter. This is a great coffee-table book, which includes famous designer Michael Graves. The book was released in fall 1999.

Aron Knickerbocker, LA 91, has moved to the San Francisco area, where he has accepted a position with Alza Pharmaceuticals as director of commercial development. E-mail: aronmk@yahoo.com.

Lee-Ann Laffey, LA 91, GR 92, received her Ph.D. in 1988 from Indiana University-Bloomington and is an assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill. She has won the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and each summer she has received a major research grant for the study of Latin American women writers. She has published a host of articles on contemporary Latin American and Mexican women novelists.

Gail Demsky Levi, LA 91, and husband Dan have a son, Ryan Levi, born January 30, 1999. They live in Tampa, Fla.

AnneBeth Litt, LA 91, is a physician in private practice (internal medicine) in New York City and assistant professor of medicine and ethics at New York Medical College. She recently married Mark Levenson.

Kristen (McKee) Malhotra, LA 91, GR 94, GR 00, received her Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from WU in May 2000. She and her husband, Ranjan, have two sons, Raj, 4, and Milan, 2. >

Kathleen Olowin, LA 91, and husband Aaron Olowin, EN 91, had a son, Ryan Alexander, born February 23, 2000. He joins big brother Matthew, who was 4 1/2 at the time. The Olowins still live in Charlottesville, Va., where Aaron continues to work as a systems engineer for Litton Marine, and Kathleen is home full-time with the boys. E-mail: aolowin@rlc.net.

Andrew M. Portteus, LA 91, began a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he recently completed his training in adult psychiatry. He was selected as a Janssen Clinical Research Scholar by the American Psychiatric Association for his proposal to investigate predictors to relapse in pediatric onset schizophrenia. E-mail: aportteus@css.unc.edu.

Jen Glubka Ayers, LA 92, Graham McNeill Ayers, LA 92, and their Seattle-based rock band Honey Tongue would like to thank all you WU alums who came out to venues across the country to see Honey Tongue perform live (summer East Coast tour and fall U.S. tour). For Honey Tongue music samples, photos, upcoming tour info., and more, and to contact Jen or Graham, visit Honey Tongue's Web site at: www.honeytongue.net.

Thomas J. Baranski, MD 92, GM 92, has been named a recipient of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Charles E. Culpeper Scholarship in Medical Science for the year 2000. This award will fund his research at the departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology and Pharmacology in the WU School of Medicine.

Joanne Bronson, LA 92, and her fiancé have settled into their new home in Los Angeles and set their wedding date for November. Joanne has her own business as a jewelry designer and supplier. Her good friend, Mitch Weiss, LA 92, and his wife, Laura, planned to attend the wedding.

Geri Bishop Davison, UC 92, served as agent on another book, The Talk of the Galaxy, by Dr. Paul LaViolette.

Denise (Warner) Dawson, LA 92, and Philip Dawson, LA 92, have a beautiful baby boy, Nathan James Dawson, born August 19, 1999. Phil is an assistant professor of chemical biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and Denise is enjoying a year at home with the baby before returning to work as an elementary school teacher. E-mail: (Phil) dawson@scripps.edu and (Denise) pooh_dd30@ivillage.com.

Beth A. Fisher, LA 92, was awarded a dissertation grant in women's studies by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa.

Donna Drennan Flaherty, SW 92, and her husband, Bob, have a son, Robert Francis III, born February 9, 2000. She is currently working as a high school guidance counselor at Holbrook High School in Holbrook, Ariz.

Jordan B. Forman, BU 92, has just completed two years of work with the Anti-Defamation League in its Atlanta office. He has recently begun practicing law with Kaufman, Chaiken, Miller & Klorfein in Atlanta. His main areas of legal practice include commercial real estate, banking, and bankruptcy. In his spare time, he has taken up the clarinet again, this time with the Atlanta Lawyers' Orchestra. E-mail: jbf@kaufmanchaiken.com.

Patrick D. Hopkins, GR 92, GR 96, assistant professor of philosophy at Ripon College in Ripon, Wis., received the college's May Bumby Severy Award for excellence in teaching.

Patricia Jun Hsieh, LA 92, and Chyi-Song Hsieh, MD 96, GM 96, have a healthy, rambunctious baby boy, Joel Yuehan Hsieh, born May 18, 2000 (after 30 hours of labor). They still live in Seattle. Patty has given up her biotech job to become a full-time "mommy" to Joel, and Chyi is starting the second year of his rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington. E-mail: pjhsieh@uswest.net and cshsieh@uswest.net.

Matt Geiger Knannlein, FA 92, and Tanya Knannlein, LA 92, FA 92, "made a baby!" Baxter Francis Knannlein was born June 8, 2000. They say, "He is super healthy and very highly advanced. He was potty-trained after two weeks, currently has a 20-plus-word vocabulary, and knows how to dial 911. We are working on his writing skills."

Dipak Rajhansa, LA 92, recently collaborated with Wolff Kirsch, LA 51, MD 55, on a paper titled "A Comparative Study of a New Automated Microvascular Hemostatic Clip-The MICRO SURGICLIP(™)," which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. It was only after the project was completed that the co-authors discovered that they were fellow WU and Thurtene alumni.

Cristina Villa, LA 92, joined CXO Media, Inc. (a division of IDG), in late March 2000 as a graphic designer for CIO Magazine, a trade publication for IT professionals, based in Framingham, Mass. She also recently completed a certificate-in-publishing course at Emerson College in Boston. She spends her spare time in-line skating, reading, traveling, and taking flamenco dance lessons. E-mail: cvilla@cio.com.

Laura (Friedman) Williams, LA 92, and David Williams, LA 92, welcomed baby Anabelle Rose to their family on March 30, 2000. They live in Manhattan, where Laura is a literary agent and David is the owner of a video/3-D production company. E-mail: laura@williams3dmedia.com.

Rachel Cohen, LA 93, married Jay Kim on June 11, 2000, in Tucson, Ariz. They live in the Washington, D.C., area, where Rachel is an account executive in the health-care practice of Porter Novelli, a public relations agency. E-mail: rlck@bellatlantic.net.

John Ives, GB 93, has joined a technology-focused venture capital firm, RockMountain Ventures, as a development officer.

John F. Kuenstler, LW 93, was named partner at Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago. He concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. John and his wife, Jill, expected the birth of their first child in July 2000. They live in Chicago. E-mail: kuenstle@-wildmanharrold.com.

Suzy Lechner, LA 93, "finally" received her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology in June. She also accepted a postdoctoral fellowship position at the Center for Psycho-Oncology Research at the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at the University of Miami, and will be working with people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer. E-mail: suzlechner@AOL.com.

David Lengyel, GR 93, was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in May 2000. He is the manager of the Moscow Technical Liaison Office for the International Space Station Program and stays busy shuttling between Mission Control in Korolev, Russia, and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan that prepared for the first ISS crew launch on a Soyuz-U booster in late October 2000. E-mail: David.M.Lengyel@mtlo.nasa.gov.

Jason Mirikitani, BU 93, was hired as executive director of Shiloh Summer Camp, a Christian camp for inner-city youth in Oklahoma City. He and his wife, Jill, had a baby girl, Abigail Jordan Mirikitani, on September 6, 2000.

Mitch Parker, EN 93, GB 93, and Margie (Maier) Parker, BU 93, have a daughter, Grace Louise, born November 28, 1999. They reside in Burlingame, Calif.

Amar Patel, EN 93, has just completed his master's of manufacturing engineering degree from Northwestern University in June 2000. E-mail: amar@nualumni.com.

Christopher J. Petri, BU 93, was named an associate in the law firm of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, LC, of St. Louis. Benjamin Rosenbloom, LA 93, is making a career transition in Tokyo and looking to network with folks in the city. He is also rowing again, picking up what he started with the WU crew team and looking to connect with old rowing buddies and make new ones.

Benjamin Rosenbloom, LA 93, is making a career transition in Tokyo and looking to network with foks in the city. He is also rowing again, picking up what he started with the WU crew team and looking to connect with old rowing buddies and make new ones.

Paul Strug, LA 93, married Leslie Annette Kay on March 19, 2000. Paul resides in Houston, where he practices law with Winstead, Sechrest & Minick. E-mail: pstrug@winstead.com.

Jennifer (Berman) Yoken, BU 93, and husband Jonathan Yoken, LA 93, welcomed their first child, Hannah Elizabeth, on February 23, 2000. They reside in Philadelphia, Pa., where Jennifer has taken time off from her position as education director of Junior Achievement's Philadelphia office to stay at home with Hannah. Jonathan is chief resident of ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute and is applying for a fellowship position in vitreoretinal surgery. E-mail: Bermken@aol.com.

Susan M. "Shellie" Yussman, LA 93, completed her pediatrics residency in Portland, Ore., and just moved to Rochester, N.Y., to start an adolescent medicine fellowship and a master's in public health. E-mail: susan_yussman@urmc.rochester.edu.

Allison (Blow) Gilbert, LA 94, married Kenyatta Gilbert in September 1999. Kenyatta is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. Allison is starting her second year of residency in pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J. They make their happy home in Somerset, N.J. E-mail: allyyattag@cs.com.

John Hohlen, GB 94, married Karen Stolte on May 27, 2000. The couple resides in Chesterfield, Mo. John is a software engineer with Bridge Information Systems in Creve Coeur, Mo. E-mail: jhohlen@bridge.com.

Elizabeth Shoemaker Kevil, LA 94, PT 97, married Michael Patrick Kevil on June 17, 2000, in Springfield, Mo. They still live in Meridian, Miss., and Elizabeth will continue to work as a physical therapist in an outpatient clinic for another year or so until they move closer to a pilot base. Mike is a first officer with Continental Airlines and is an LCDR in the U.S. Navy Reserves. They have a black lab puppy named Yale.

Phil Miller, SW 94, is an active-duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, working clinically as a family advocate. Phil, along with wife Shelli Altopp-Miller, SW 94, and children Evangeline and Owen, are stationed at Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, N.C. Shelli enjoys being a full-time mom and homemaker.

Shannon Williams, BU 94, married Michael Higgins on May 13, 2000, in St. Louis. They live in the Washington, D.C., area, where Shannon is pursuing an M.P.H. at George Washington University, and Michael is a senior director of member services at the Advisory Board Company. Members of the wedding party included Laurie Williams, LA 96, Amy Black, LA 94, Amy Ortner, LA 94, Raimee (Reiter) Gordon, BU 94, Lauren (Ruttkamp) Schanker, BU 94, and Kim Nash, LA 94.

Matt Britton, LW 95, and wife Libby celebrated the birth of their fourth child, Luke, in May 2000. We regret reporting Luke was the couple's first child in the summer issue.

Mark W. Clark, LW 95, joined Barnes & Thornburg, Indiana's largest law firm, in its Indianapolis office.

Timothy Parsons, LA 95, moved to Pittsburgh for graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, where he will be pursuing an M.B.A.

George Rietz, LA 95, GR 97, and Jennifer (Shapiro) Rietz, LA 94, have a son, Jacob Howard, born May 27, 2000. They live in Nashville. George teaches Latin to seventh- and eighth-graders; Jen is a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. E-mail: georgeandjen@mindspring.com.

Erin Schatz, LA 95, is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Department at McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe in Atlanta. E-mail: eschatz@mwbb.com.

Lisette Alvarez, LA 96, graduated from Tulane School of Law in New Orleans last year, where she studied international law, specifically public international law with an emphasis on human rights. She is a member of the Florida Bar. In the last year, she has traveled to Europe and Kenya, and completed an internship in Costa Rica at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has since relocated to Washington, D.C.

Jason D. Dodson, LW 96, and David N. Bohrer, LW 96, have joined the law firm of Simon, Lowe & Passanante, LLC, of St. Louis.

Jason Florimonte, LA 96, and Jerylin Jordan, FA 97, were married March 26, 2000, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. "We are happily enjoying our lives together! Aloha. ..." E-mail: jerylinj@hotmail.com or florimjm@eudoramail.com.

Richard L. Gray, LW 96, and Tara L. Jensen, LW 96, were married in September 1997 and are proud parents to Avery Jensen Gray, born March 30, 2000. Richard is at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, and Tara is an appellate public defender with the Missouri Public Defender (both in Kansas City).

Laurel Green, LA 96, married Richard Stein, LA 95, in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 9, 1999. Laurel is an attorney with the Cleveland law firm Morganstern, MacAdams & Devito Co., LPA. Richard is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland.

Aaron M. Moore, FA 96, was promoted to senior art director of creative services at Eric Mower and Associates, which has offices in several cities in New York state.

Karla Rae Petersen, LA 96, married Ivan David Zeitz, LA 96, on May 13, 2000, in San Francisco. Karla is a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, San Francisco. Ivan graduated in May 2000 from the UCSF School of Medicine. After a medical internship, he will begin an anesthesia residency at UCSF. Members of the wedding party included Kristin Hunt, LA 96, Takumi Sato, LA 96, Melissa Schwartzberg, LA 96, and Barath Vasudevan, EN 96. David Kirsch, LA 96, and Rohit Udipi, BU 96, also attended.

Seth Promisel, BU 96, and Amy Blumhof, BU 97, are engaged to be married. They are planning a wedding for August 2001.

Mark Westfall, GB 96, married Kim Steckel on March 4, 2000. They have moved to Manhattan, where Mark accepted a position in strategy consulting with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. E-mail: westfallmr@aol.com.

Jeffrey A. Daxe, LW 97, and Stacy Riley, LW 98, were married May 27, 2000, at Graham Chapel.

Lauren Brett Dingee, LA 97, married Sam Caram June 10, 2000, in Tulsa, Okla. She is a fourth-year medical student at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and plans to enter a residency in emergency medicine. Sam is a teacher and volleyball coach at Cascia Hall Preparatory High School.

Randall Katz, LA 97, has joined CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) Oppenheimer, in Atlanta.

Debbi Schnitzer, LA 97, married Aaron Cooper, a graduate of the University of Michigan, on July 2, 2000. Many WU graduates were part of the wedding party: Rebecca Schnitzer, LA 99, Aimee Zaiger, LA 97, Amy Blumhof, BU 97, Gennye Feldman, BU 97, and Jessica (Pearlstein) Averbuch, LA 97, as well as WU student Daniel Schnitzer.

Maria C. Ferriol, LA 98, is currently starting her second year at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

Joshua Langford, LA 98, married Laura Cantrell, FA 00, in Jacksonville, Fla. Groomsmen included Zach Waltz, EN 99, GB 99, Jason Frank, LA 98, and Aaron Colburn. Joshua is a third-year medical student at the University of Illinois, and Laura is working in fashion design in Chicago.

Richard Lellinger, SW 98, relocated to the Upper Haight near Cole Valley. The new location is wonderful, and he is enjoying San Francisco very much.

Kevin E. Packman, LW 98, is the founder and president of the ALS Recovery Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Brent Sobol, BU 98, married his Sigma Nu sweetheart, Laura Crowe, June 16, 2000. They bought their first home, close to WU, in Clayton. Brent is working in sales and marketing for Progress Consulting, a start-up computer consulting services firm. E-mail: bsobol@progressconsulting.com.

Bryna Williams, LA 98, a youth director working in Naperville, Ill., is engaged to Chuck Kaufman, LA 97, a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Their wedding is planned for July 2001. E-mail: bryna76@hotmail.com.

Kelly Lunt, BU 99, and Michael Chandler were married on September 8, 2000, at the Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. After honeymooning in Maui, they returned to their home in Maryland Heights, Mo. Kelly works for Express Scripts, Inc., as a financial analyst for the Specialty Distribution Services subsidiary. E-mail: kelly.chandler@express-scripts.com.

Kelly Wolford, LA 99, has been living in Japan for the last year teaching English on a teeny-tiny island, where she is one of only 20 or so other foreigners. Although "it has been an amazing experience (and the kids are beautiful!)," she is "definitely" ready to head back to the States this summer. She'll be living at home in Nebraska for the next year, then heading off to law school in 2001. E-mail: kcwolfor@yahoo.com.

 

Ben Looker, LA 00, and Jeff Lash, BU 00, each received individual awards for "Outstanding Musicianship" when they performed at the Wichita Jazz Festival April 21, 2000. The two are members of the WU student jazz quartet, insideOUT, which received the highest possible rating at the festival.

Michael E. Quennoz, LA 00, is pursuing a master's degree in underwater archaeology in fall 2000.

1920s

Bernice (Donihoo) Braznell, BU 27; 8/00.
Ella Mae (Hott) Magness, NU 28, NU 37; 8/00.
Mary Helen (Bartlett) Thompson, LA 28; 8/00.

1930s

Hadley A. Quade, EN 30; 7/00.
Isadore Kowarsky, EN 31; 7/00.
Marjorie (Sodemann) Smith, LA 31; 9/00.
A. Fred Miller, EN 32; 7/00.
Ruth S. Singer, SW 34; 9/00.
Edgar J. Wussler, LA 35, LW 35; 6/00.
Virginia M. (Hammerstein) Ebbinghaus, SW 36, GR 37; 8/00.
William M. Frech, EN 36; 7/00.
Gustave Holubeck, EN 36; 9/00.
Alma E. (Berglund) Boswell, LA 37; 7/00.
James A. Kinder, Jr., LA 37, MD 41; 7/00.
Lorraine G. (Pattiz) Pepper, SW 37; 7/00.
Alex Grosberg, Jr., BU 38; 7/00.
Herbert F. Levy, BU 38; 7/00.
Milton H. Rau, EN 38; 8/00.


1940s

Florence (Taylor) Galt, NU 40; 6/00.
Hal A. Hamilton, LA 40, LW 40; 8/00.
J. William Record, BU 40, LW 40; 7/00.
Wallace Rindskopf, Jr., MD 40; 6/00.
Manuel M. Lasky, LW 41; 9/00.
Berla (Cato) Thomas, OT 41; 7/00.
Dorothy S. Gilbert, FA 42; 8/00.
Dorothy M. (Lamborg) Kretch, UC 43; 7/00.
Donald E. Smith, MD 43; 7/00.
Christiana E. (Lohrmann) Broun, SW 44; 7/00.
Frank L. Wolf, EN 44, GR 48; 7/00.
Samuel B. Guze, MD 45; 7/00.
Marko J. Todorovich, BU 45; 6/00.
Paula (Berwald) Landesman, LA 46; 8/00.
Melvin Risch, LW 46; 9/00.
William E. Mengel, EN 47, SI 47, SI 63; 7/00.
William W. Evans, LW 48; 8/00.
John R. Forgy, EN 48, AR 49; 7/00.
Bonnie M. (Maynard) Holmes, LA 48; 8/00.
Francis J. Moore, HA 48; 7/00.
Margaret J. (Wilson) Copeland, AR 49; 7/00.

1950s

Charles M. Lederer, Sr., MD 50; 8/00.
James B. Morris, BU 50; 9/00.
Patricia M. (Lentz) Olin, UC 50; 8/00.
Joyce (Pitman) Schardt, GR 50; 9/00.
H. Curtis Ittner, AR 51; 9/00.
Charles F. Jamieson, FA 52; 6/00.
Patricia A. (Sparling) Lehman, LA 52; 7/00.
Joanna Collins, FA 53; 8/00.
Ruth V. Alexander, GR 54; 7/00.
Ruth Hian, GR 54; 7/00.
Mary E. (Ziercher) Lasley, LA 54; 8/00.
Dixon P. Timmerman, Jr., BU 54; 8/00.
Howard I. Sato, DE 55; 8/00.
Ella (Decker) Trotter, GR 55; 8/00.
Allan B. Dieckgraefe, EN 56; 8/00.
Rita F. (Sparks) Farnham, UC 56; 6/00.
Mary Carolyn (Lucy) Tyree, LA 56; 7/00.
Leroy Crouther, Jr., BU 57, LW 59; 9/00.
Irving Halperin, GR 57; 9/00.
M. F. Long, GB 57; 6/00.
Philip L. Curd, BU 59, LW 62; 8/00.
Michael Kovac, EN 59; 8/00.
Alan L. Lake, UC 59; 8/00.
Kathryn M. Miller, UC 59, GR 60; 7/00.

1960s

Aaron S. Dennis, BU 60; 6/00.
Maurice V. Foley, UC 60; 8/00.
Archibald H. Hosier, Jr., AR 60; 7/00.
Thomas L. Regot, LA 60; 8/00.
Raymond Gregg Richardson, MD 60; 6/00.
Rochelle (Edelman) Scissors, LA 60; 7/00.
John F. Tullock, UC 60; 8/00.
Jean Van Ness, UC 62; 8/00.
Harris O. Cutler, UC 63, LW 66; 7/00.
Lula Mae Edmonds, UC 64; 7/00.
Harvey Reznick, LA 64, LW 67; 9/00.
Arlie E. Rodgers, TI 66; 7/00.
Robert L. Ruesing, UC 68; 8/00.
Amelia (Fields) Casmier, GN 69; 8/00.

1970s

Frank W. Bufe, UC 70; 6/00.
Laurence P. Caplan, GB 71; 7/00.
Dianne Grant (Spencer) Mubarak-Tharpe, LA 73; 8/00.
Thomas Dwayne Scott, HA 77; 8/00.

1980s

Jeffrey Shaw Collins, LA 84; 7/00.
Mark Dale Cooper, MD 84; 6/00.

1990s

Mary Margaret Huebener, UC 94, GR 97; 7/00.

Samuel B. Guze

Samuel B. Guze, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Psychiatry and former head of psychiatry and vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University, died July 19, 2000, of bone marrow disease. He was 76.

Guze was one of the most influential psychiatrists in the world. His scientific and biological approach to the field of psychiatry beginning in the 1950s helped shape the practice of psychiatry today. He believed that psychiatric patients should be approached the same way general physicians approach all patients, thus helping move psychiatry into the mainstream of medical science.

"Sam Guze was a man ahead of his time—not only as one of the founding fathers of the scientific approach to psychiatry, but also as an administrator," says William A. Peck, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. "His vision for the medical school kept us progressive and focused during times of great change."

Guze was also one of the first psychiatrists to use twins to study the role of heredity in psychiatric illness. He and his colleagues made key discoveries concerning the genetic predisposition to certain conditions, such as alcoholism and schizophrenia.

Born in New York City, Guze attended the City College of New York, Washington University, and the School of Medicine, receiving his medical degree in 1945. An internist who switched to psychiatry, Guze was also an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine. He joined the WU faculty in 1951.

Guze was an outstanding administrator, serving as vice chancellor and president of the University's Medical Center from 1971 until 1989. He was head of the Department of Psychiatry from 1975 to 1989, and from 1993 to 1997. The Samuel B. Guze Professorship in Psychiatry was established in 1998, and it was first awarded to his former student and the current head of the psychiatry department, Charles F. Zorumski.

Guze published more that 200 scientific papers and several books. In 1980, he helped compile the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-III, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. He received numerous awards including the Sarnat Prize in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine, and the Samuel Hamilton Medal and the Paul Hoch Award Medal from the American Psychopathological Association.

He was a member of numerous societies, including the Institute of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, and the Psychiatric Research Society, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Royal College of Psychiatrists.

"Sam Guze was one of the greatest superstars of Washington University—a brilliant scientist, an outstanding physician, a wise and trusted leader, an intellectual of breadth and depth, a man of strong character, and a wonderful friend," says William H. Danforth, professor of medicine, chancellor emeritus of the University, and vice chair of its Board of Trustees.

Guze is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joy Campbell Guze; a son, Jonathan D. Guze; a daughter, Jeremy Ann Opitz; and five grandchildren.

Johns W. Hopkins III

Johns W. Hopkins III, professor emeritus of biology, died July 20, 2000, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 67.

Hopkins taught biology at Washington University for 33 years before retiring last year. He came to WU at age 33, succeeding Viktor Hamburger, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Biology, as chair of the department, thus becoming one of the youngest biology chairs in the nation.

He was known as a devoted teacher who was responsible for several innovations in the University's introductory biology course. His own research centered on the synthesis of messenger-RNA and later the problem of calcium uptake.

Hopkins was an indirect descendant of the late Maryland philanthropist Johns Hopkins.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lowry Hopkins; a son, Johns W. Hopkins, Jr.; and a sister, Ann Hopkins Gregory.

William E. Simon

William E. Simon, former secretary of the treasury, financier, and philanthropist, died June 3, 2000, in Santa Barbara, California, at age 72, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

Simon was best known as a major player on Wall Street, who served as secretary of the treasury during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He also served as head of the Federal Energy Office.

After his stint in Washington, Simon returned to private business. In 1977, he took on the presidency of the John M. Olin Foundation, at the request of his good friend John M. Olin. The John M. Olin Foundation is a New York grant-making organization that helps support programs and institutions promoting a better understanding of and appreciation for the principles of the free-enterprise system.

In 1988, the foundation initiated a five-year challenge grant with the John M. Olin School of Business. At its completion in 1992, $30 million was raised, most of which became part of the School's endowment. The grant also contributed to the establishment of two new academic centers: the Management Center and the Business, Law, and Economics Center. For his efforts, Simon was awarded the Robert S. Brookings Award in 1993. He was also influential in the development of the University's Center for the Study of American Business, which was founded in 1975.

Simon also served as a consultant to several financial companies, started his own private investment firm with his two sons, wrote two best-selling books, A Time for Truth (1978) and A Time for Action (1980), and became a self-made billionaire and generous philanthropist.

Simon is survived by his second wife, Tonia, two sons, five daughters, and 22 grandchildren. His first wife, Carol Girard Simon, whom he married in 1950, died in 1995.

Lloyd Norman Simpson

Lloyd Norman Simpson, a former biomedical electronics instrumentation engineer and assistant professor emeritus in neurology and neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine, died August 22, 2000. Simpson battled Alzheimer's disease, succumbing at age 77.

Retiring in 1985, Simpson taught at the School of Medicine for 37 years, where he specialized in the modification and maintenance of electrical recording equipment for measuring electrical activity in human muscles, nerves, and the brain—an innovative field of medicine at the time. He also taught doctoral students how to use this technology. He became known for his advances in the fields of electroencephalography and electromyography.

Simpson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943, then served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Simpson, and a daughter, Kathleen Feeler.

Scott O. Swofford

Scott O. Swofford, assistant football coach at WU, died September 3, 2000, of a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

Swofford was in only his second season with Washington University. He died in the team's offices while reviewing film from the Bears' 37-0 win over Westminster College the night before. A memorial service was held on the 50-yard line at Francis Field on September 6.

Besides coaching the Bears' running backs and special teams, Swofford was also a health, physical education, and driver's education teacher at Wentzville High School. He was head football coach at Wentzville from 1986 to 1998, where he led the team to their best season in the school's history.

Born in South St. Louis, Swofford played football at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1972. As a four-year starting linebacker, he was named team captain and Most Valuable Player in 1971. He also earned all-district and all-conference recognition. In addition, he coached and captained the rugby team for four years, finishing third in the 1971 NCAA tournament. He later returned to serve as an assistant football coach at the college.

Swofford also served as an assistant football coach at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, where he earned a master's degree in education in 1977. He would then go on to coach many schools during his career, among them Grandview High School, where he led the team to its first winning season in school history.

Larry Kindbom, the University's head football coach, said that Swofford "touched the lives of many people." Among his many activities, Swofford served as vice president of the St. Louis Metro Coaches Association from 1997 to 2000 and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the St. Louis Falcons rugby team.

He is survived by his wife, Runa Swofford; three sons, Samuel Oscar Swofford III, a sophomore at WU and team manager, Clint Youngerman, and Chad Youngerman; a daughter, Sonni O. Swofford; a daughter-in-law, Jeni Youngerman; his mother, Doris Swofford; three sisters, Shelley Richardson, Stacey Rhodes, and Shawn Williams; and two grandchildren.

Elliot A. Wallach

Dr. Elliot A. Wallach, a former associate clinical professor of medicine in dermatology at the University's School of Medicine, died August 26, 2000, at age 79, from complications of cancer.

Wallach was a dermatologist in private practice in Belleville, Illinois, and St. Louis, who, besides teaching at WU, also taught at the Saint Louis University Medical School. Known for his devotion to his profession, Wallach practiced medicine for some 45 years, serving in local, national, and international dermatological societies.

Wallach grew up in Brooklyn, New York, attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and then moved to St. Louis, where he graduated from the Saint Louis University Medical School. His wife, Ellen, an artist and actress, was an art student in the 1940s at Washington University.

Two years ago, the Elliot A. Wallach Lecture Series was established at Washington University School of Medicine.

Wallach is survived by his wife; two sons, John Wallach and Peter Wallach; a daughter, Suzanne Wallach Drier; and two granddaughters.

 

 

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