CLASSMATES • Winter 2001

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Lloyd H. Miller, BU 29, says, at 93-1/2, he still is able to correspond with one of his classmates about once a year.


Robert L. Jordan, EN 39, says his book, The Ronald Reagan Few People Knew, is on the Internet, and his book New Members of the Family, which provides tips on raising puppies, is available at 25,000 bookstores.


Mary Brannan Lewis, NU 43, is still living alone, has five grandchildren, and is busy with church and social activities.


Samuel L. Ettman, LA 50, retired Sept. 1, 2001, but he is continuing as a consultant for Mercy Laboratory Associates' Reference Laboratory in Miami. He recently completed a 20-page bilingual manual, Mercy Minutes, for distribution in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Helen Marie Coleman, NU 52, GN 67, though saddened by the death of her friend Mary Hales, NU 52, in July 2000, aims to continue her geneological research, writing, crafts, and family reunions.

George W. Mallett, FA 52, who retired in 1992 as head of the sculpture department of Georgia State University in Atlanta, had a recent exhibit at Trinity Gallery in Atlanta. Mallett, who has many works of sculpture in private and public collections, previously taught at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.

Walter May, EN 54, writes that while traveling in Cambodia, seven University alumni crossed paths. Walt, and his wife, Helen, LA 55, were traveling with friends Allan and Shirley Franz, BU 55 and LA 55, respectively. During breakfast they talked with diners at another table, who turned out to be University graduates Ken and Patricia Hoppe, GB 58 and LA 57, respectively, and Charles Murray, UC 58, GB 64. All just happened to be at the same hotel at the same time!

Aryeh "Larry" Wineman, LA 54, writes that his fourth book, The Hasidic Parable—An Anthology with Commentary, has been published by the Jewish Publication Society.

John N. "Jack" Chapin, Jr. , BU 55, GB 60, founder and managing partner of Chapin Associates Ltd. of Wilmette, Ill., received the Significant Sig Award from Sigma Chi Fraternity. It is the highest honor recognizing members for achievements that have brought honor and prestige to the fraternity.

Mary Dodge Cobb, LA 55, has moved to Sarasota, Fla., where she plays the viola in four orchestras and gives private lessons in violin and viola.

Barbara H. Kimball, PT 55, retired after 41 years as a physical therapist. For 30 years, she was head of physical therapy at Shriners Hospital's Intermountain Unit. She also was director of hospital safety and risk management.

William A. Atkins, GR 58, was named acting dean of instruction at Nassau Community College, in Garden City, N.Y. His office is responsible for the 30 academic departments, international education, placement testing, distance learning, academic advisement, and the Academic Computer Center.

Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, retired advertising/public relations executive, has been appointed to the Belle-Scott Committee. The Belleville (Ill.) - Scott Air Force Base Committee is the oldest military/civilian organization in the nation. Schlosser also was recognized recently for his lifelong service to his community by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce.

William A. Robinson, BU 59, has retired from USF Processors and has relocated to Naples, Fla.


Lauren Dauernheim, LA 60, was honored as a Clean Texas 2000 Partner by the state of Texas in both 1994 and 1995.

Marydel Harrison Neumann, BU 60, and her husband, Ken, celebrated his second retirement with a cruise to Scotland and Ireland in August. In 1984, Ken retired after 26 years in the Air Force, as a lieutenant colonel, and in 2001, he retired after 16 years as personnel administrator for Miami-Dade Public Schools.

Adeline (Eden) Fain, LA 62, says she's working with the 2002 Reunion committee and thought she should update her name. She says, "I'm still happily married and have the same address, but it's time."

Bruce Horwitz, MD 62, has run a marathon on every continent, including Antarctica. He and his wife, Jackie, LA 58, ran the first Marathon of the Millennium in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Jan. 1, 2000, and he ran the Paris Marathon in April 2001.

Chin-Shik Noh, GB 62, is president of Korea City Air Terminal Co., Ltd., located in the Korea World Trade Center in Seoul, South Korea. He has also served as vice chairman of Korea Foreign Trade Association, secretary-general of Korea Federation of Textile Industries, and director-general of the Bureau of International Trade Promotion, in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the government of South Korea.

Larry F. Renetzky, SW 63, is in private practice, providing counseling and seminars on marriage and family reconciliation, as well as healing grief and healing grace—all using a Christ-centered approach. His patients come from five continents.

Loretta Walter Seltzer, GR 63, was appointed as a deputy juvenile officer of the Family Court of St. Louis County in a pilot community program in Kirkwood, Mo. Also, she was selected as volunteer of the year for the Affton (Mo.) School District for 2000-2001.

James W. Davis, FA 64, is self-employed and affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation, Inc., a national securities firm. He has been in that field for 31 years. He lives in "old town" Alexandria, Va., and has two adult children from a previous marriage.

Sandra Rafferty, OT 66, is the founder and executive director of Therapeutic Horsemanship, a not-for-profit organization that uses the horse as a therapy tool for individuals with disabilities. She has been head coach of the U.S. equestrian team of riders with disabilities since 1987 and was the coach for the team competing in the Paralympics 2000 in Sydney, Australia.

Marc Bekoff, LA 67, GR 72, has been teaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1974. He recently received the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior and has cofounded, with Jane Goodall, the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Recent books include Strolling with Our Own Kin and The Smile of a Dolphin, and forthcoming books include Minding Animals: Science, Nature, and Heart and The Twelve Trusts, with Jane Goodall. E-mail:

Marian M. Holtgrewe, NU 67, GN 68, has been selected as one of three notable nursing leaders during the 1960s in the book, A History of Nursing in the Field of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Holtgrewe is retired from her position as chair of the Department of Community Health Nursing/Nursing Service Administration and coordinator of the graduate major in community health nursing at Saint Louis University School of Nursing.

Susan C. Beckemeier, LA 68, says her husband, Mark A. Beckemeier, EN 68, retired after 31 years with Shell Oil Company. "We are getting ready to move to our dream house on five acres on the outskirts of Houston," she says. "I will continue to work a little longer as a microbiologist in the Science Resource Center for our local school district, providing live teaching materials for our teachers."

James H. Hance, Jr., GB 68, vice chairman and chief financial officer for Bank of America Corporation and Washington University trustee, was elected to the national board of advisors for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

John Vlachopoulos, SI 68, SI 69, director of the Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing and Design at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, received the 2001 Education Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He also was elected a fellow of the society.

Elinda Fishman Kiss, LA 69, is associate professor of finance and economics at Rutgers University.


Gary H. Feder, LA 70, LW 74, GL 80, has been elected to the board of directors of the Clayton (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce. He is co-chair of the financial and real estate transactions practice group in the Clayton office of Husch & Eppenberger law firm.

Nikki Stern, LA 71, lost her husband, James Potorti, in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. He worked for Marsh Inc., a leading risk and insurance services firm, on the 96th floor of the North Tower. Stern, who also received a degree from Georgetown University, resides in Plainsboro, N.J.

Barbara Guzofsky Goodman, FA 72, is a graphic designer in Orange County, Calif., whose solo exhibits show watercolors of her travels throughout the world.

Lois Hecht Oppenheim, GR 72, GR 80, became vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Judaism this year. She had been professor and chair of the political science department there since 1991. In 1998, the second, revised edition of her book, Politics in Chile: Democracy, Authoritarianism, and the Search for Development, was published. Her daughter Amy has graduated from Scripps College, and her son, Benjamin, is a senior at Wesleyan University.

Kevin Allen, LA 73, sold Monterey Carpets, a textile manufacturing business he acquired in 1988 with a partner and venture capital firm, to Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings, Dalton, Ga. After a year-long transition with the combined carpet manufacturing company, he retired and is traveling and spending time with his family, including a new grandson.

Caron Dean Shore, GR 73, has joined Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo as worldwide director of human resources and administration. Based in the firm's Newport Beach, Calif., office, she will have primary responsibility for human resources and other administrative strategies.

Richard Teitelman, LW 73, a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals-Eastern District, has been elected vice president of the Missouri Bar for 2000-2001.

Veronica Benning, FA 74, had exhibitions this year at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; at the Brea City Art Gallery in Brea, Calif.; at City Hall in Austin, Texas; at Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pa.; and at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers, Fla. She also was featured in public collections of Bristol Myers-Squibb in New York City, Eye Centers of Florida in Ft. Myers, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del.

Dan Finucane, LA 74, was one of two recipients of the 2001 Nancy McNeir Ring Outstanding Faculty Award at Saint Louis University by Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. He teaches in the Department of Theological Studies and resides in University City, Mo., with his wife and their two sons, Danny and Michael.

Pat Hyland, EN 74, was promoted to director of environmental safety and health at St. Louis-based Astaris, L.L.C.

Debra L. Van Engelen, LA 74, associate professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, received that university's Distinguished Teacher Award for 2001. She joined the faculty there in 1986.

William S. Daniel, LW 75, was reappointed vice chair of the Property Insurance Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Tort & Insurance Practice Section.

Stephen Kaja, HA 77, is CEO of the Galesburg Clinic located in Galesburg, Ill.

Alona Sussman, LA 77, was named chair of the Jewish Women's Foundation of the Jewish United Fund.

Neil Caesar, LA 78, has written four books about compliance programs for health-care providers, published by Eli Research. He is president of the Health Law Center, a national health law firm.

Joyce A. Hagin, DE 78, married Lawrence Reich on June 30, 2001, at the Four Seasons, Maui, Hawaii. She has had her dental practice in Honolulu since 1982, after spending four years as a U.S. Navy dentist at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Elizabeth Kooll, LA 78, senior editor for behavioral sciences at Harvard University Press, which recently published Richard Light's Making the Most of College: Students Say What Works, says, "This is a little late for all of us, but in plenty of time for our children!"

Mark A. Wallace, HA 78, president and chief executive officer of Texas Children's Hospital, was honored for his leadership in the campaign to make health-insurance coverage available for all low-income children in Texas. Houston Mayor Lee Brown proclaimed May 15 Mark A. Wallace Day, and Wallace received a Health Policy Award from Health Access, a nonprofit group.

Paula M. Young, LA 78, LW 82, a commercial dispute litigator, mediator, and arbitrator specializing in insurance and other contract disputes, received the Distinguished Woman Business Owner Award by the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a partner with McCarthy, Leonard, Kaemmerer, Owen, Lamkin & McGovern, L.C. in Chesterfield, Mo., and the principal of Pathways Mediation Center.

Barton Bjorneberg, FA 79, is master gilder and head of the conservation department of Bernacki and Associates in Chicago. Living with his wife, Alenna, and two cats in Chicago, he is still making art.

Thomas Lee Dumler, MD 79, has joined Houston Radiology Associated, whose primary hospital is the Methodist Hospital in Houston, and which has two satellite hospitals in the Houston area. He is president of the medical staff, medical director, and chief of radiology for the newly opened Willowbrook Hospital, and he is a clinical professor with the Baylor College of Medicine.

Jim Eder, EN 79, owns and runs the Seven Hills Country Inn in the Berkshire Mountains in Lenox, Mass. He says, "I'd love to see Wash. U. people up here!" E-mail:

Marc J. Fino, LA 79, has opened his third foot-and-ankle surgery practice in Suffolk, Va. This new office is located in the Harbour View Medical Center, which is part of Bon Secour-Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.

Christopher Looby, LA 79, GR 81, has been appointed professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles. He recently published The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Lucinda Ludwig, LA 79, has joined Leo A. Daly as vice president and corporate director of business development. She and her family—Gary; Ryan, 15; and Emily, 13—have moved to Omaha, Neb.

Paul Steven Sams, UC 79, HA 84, has opened his law office in Washington, Ind. He will maintain a general law practice with a focus on issues that affect suburban residents and business owners.


Ira Slotkin, GR 80, SW 80, says that after 20 years as a social worker he is "pursuing the muse as a freelance writer and poet." His most recently published poems appear in the June '01 issue of Seedhouse Magazine and the August '01 issue of FlashPoint. He is the proud father of a son, 3-1/2, adopted from Guatemala.

Annette R. Wilson, LW 80, has become coordinator of international services at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Victor F. González, GR 81, has been teaching Spanish and literature at the Universidad Experimental Politécnica "Antonio José de Sucre" in Caracas, Venezuela, for many years. He would like to visit the University again and pursue a doctoral program.

Peter Lichtenberg, LA 81, director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, received the university's Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award and the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. He and his wife, Susan, recently welcomed son Thomas Alan, joining Emily, 9. The family resides in Farmington, Mich.

Susan Kurland Rapkin, LA 81, and her husband, David Rapkin, announce the birth of their third child, Dayna Lauren, on Oct. 9, 2000. She is welcomed by her brothers—Evan, 9, and Josh, 7.

Matthew T. Smith, LA 81, married his longtime sweetheart, Ede, in St. Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands of the United States. They will continue to live and work in the St. Louis area and to maintain close ties to the Washington University community.

Peter Douglas Steinberg, LA 81, has joined the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as a director in the agency's health-care practice. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Manhattan with their sons—Matthew, 4, and Ari, 2. He would love to hear from classmates at or at

Nohemi Zerbi-Urdaz, EN 81, LA 81, manages the renewable diesel program for the U.S. Department of Energy. Two of her sons are in college, and the third is a junior in high school. She has remarried, and her husband, Alex, is a computer specialist and Air Force reservist.

Steven Beebe, LA 82, GA 84, was appointed chairman of the board of Suzuki Institute of Dallas, a not-for-profit school offering musical training and education for young children.

Thomas A. Berthoff, LA 82, his wife, Lisa Kraus, and their two children, Thea and Ryan, have moved into a new house in Philadelphia after nine years in the Netherlands.

Steven Daniels, LW 82, was elected president-elect of the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches in Florida.

Cynthia Mutimer Knowles, LA 82, GR 83, published her second book, Prevention That Works! A Guide for Developing School-Based Drug and Violence Prevention Programs. Her first book was Up All Night: A Closer Look at Club Drugs and Rave Culture. She lives in New York with her husband, Tim, and 3-year-old son, Jack. E-mail:

Miriam R. Simon, LA 82, married Larry Sandler on Nov. 26, 2000, in Elgin, Ill. They live in Milwaukee, Wis., where Miriam is a senior loan underwriter for Ziegler Financing Corporation and Larry is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Howard B. Tarkow, LW 82, has again been appointed as chairman of the Governance (management) Committee of the law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, based in Minneapolis. He represents employers, providing litigation advice and counseling on workplace issues.

Talaat A. Bukhari, LA 83, was promoted to manager of marketing, planning, and research for Saudi Arabian Airlines in 1998. She has been working in marketing training for the company since 1984. She is happily married and has four sons.

Theresa Vogel Crouch, HS 83, moved from the suburbs of London to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and says, "So far, it's great."

David Reed Selig, PT 83, is CEO of the Community Network of Virginia. He also has been chairman of the community advisory committee for the School of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., for the past two years.

Cheryl McClain Shea, GB 83, received the 2001 Sylva Ashworth Scholarship Award founded by Nalyn Marcus and earmarked for single mothers attending chiropractic college. Shea, the mother of two, attends Logan Chiropractic College. She also is president of Creative Marketing Solutions, a marketing and advertising agency.

Leonard Chanin, LW 84, and Jackie Eyl now have a second child, Ethan, born April 15, 2001. He joins his brother, Jacob. The family resides in Washington, D.C.

Teresa D. Hightower Gillespie, LA 84, and Jeffrey Gillespie, who married in 1986, have four children—Jonathan, Joanna, Justin, and Joella. Teresa has been a school social worker in the St. Louis Public Schools for two years.

Jacqueline Laberer, LA 84, and her husband, Jeff, gave birth to their first and only child, Jenna Pearl, on May 25, 2001.

Sarena Seifer, LA 84, is on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Public Health and is executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a national organization. She and Gordan Rubenfeld, her husband of 10 years, live in Seattle. E-mail:

Andrew H. Sonin, LA 84, MD 88, says, "We have moved to the Denver, Colo., area and love it here. We would enjoy hearing from any old friends who are living in Denver or traveling through."

Peter Baroth, LA 85, a 1990 graduate of Temple Law School, is a published poet, whose work can most recently be seen in volume 15 of The Mad Poets Review and volume 2, issue 2, of the online arts journal Hinge. (

Maj. George Edward Cone, Jr., LA 85, graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers course at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., on June 1, 2001. While attending the course, he completed study for and received an MS degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a Military Master of Arts & Sciences degree in military history.

Maj. Harry Davis, LA 85, is stationed at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. He has two sons and two daughters.

Michael Kasen, BU 85, and his wife, Debra, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Levi Kasen, on April 27, 2001. They reside in Las Vegas, Nev.

Hugh McGowan, LA 85, an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Waterville, Maine, and his wife, Karen (DiJulio) McGowan, who has a master's degree in education, reside with their four children in Oakland, Maine. They say, "We don't miss the humid summers of the Midwest."

James A. Preston, GB 85, recently began an independent consulting practice to help distribution, manufacturing, and service organizations improve their performance. Previously, he was with Oracle Consulting Services, The Revere Group, and Sears Logistics Services.

John R. Sachs, Jr., LA 85, partner in a law firm that was located on the 85th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, wants to let classmates know he's OK. "I was just leaving my apartment on the morning of Sept. 11 when I heard that the first plane had struck the building about five stories above my office. All but two of my co-workers are safe; the two who perished were both very sweet, both grandmothers. I was deeply touched to hear from so many of my classmates in the days after the attack. I hope that we have not lost anyone from our, or any other, class in this tragedy." E-mail:

Russ Shaw, BU 85, has joined ntl, Britain's largest cable and broadband communications company, as managing director for Greater London. He and his wife, Lesley, have resided in the United Kingdom for 10 years, and they have three sons—Matthew, 8; Christopher, 5; and Daniel, 3. During holidays this year, they've vacationed in Spain, Germany, and the south coast of England.

John P. Williford, LA 85, moved to London in June to head up support in the European time zone for a strategic bank application. He says, "I'm thoroughly enjoying living in London and being close to so many places that I love."

Bonnie Bergstrom, LA 86, has loved living on the coast near San Francisco for the past 14 years, but she and husband, Michael Downer, are moving to Sacramento, where they hope to have more space for their 11-month-old twin girls. She says, "We haven't yet figured out how to get both of us back to work, so I suppose I'm a housewife (gulp) for the time being." E-mail:

Sidi N. Bojang, SW 86, is the proud father of a son, Bubakar Bojang, 1-1/2 years old. Bojang recently was selected by his employer, DHS/YSA, in Washington, D.C., to attend a conference titled "Latin American Youth at Risk."

Danny Wolk, BU 86, married Sherry Gutnick, LA 90, LW 93, on June 3, 2001. Danny, as vice president of Bianco Properties, is responsible for real estate acquisitions in both Seattle and St. Louis. Sherry prosecutes sex crimes and child abuse cases for the St. Louis Circuit Attorneys Office. They would love to hear from classmates. E-mail:

Omer Ahmed, LA 87, and Karen Hunt Ahmed, GB 90, welcomed their daughter Hazar Janaan Ahmed, born Dec. 26, 2000. She joins sister, Ozakh, 6-1/2. Omer runs his own money management company, Crescent Capital Management, and Karen is working toward a PhD degree in psychology/human development at the University of Chicago. They welcome news from fellow Chicago-area alums.

Joanna Bartow, LA 87, is associate professor of Spanish at St. Mary's College of Maryland. E-mail:

Elton C. Bowen, MD 87, has been appointed to the City of Chandler Human Relations Commission by the mayor of Phoenix and the city council. He also is on the advisory board of Cystic Fibrosis and is a member of the Black Board of Directors Project.

Sandy (Taub) Gerstein, LA 87, is living in Rye Brook, N.Y., with her husband, Rob; daughter, Emily, 5; and son, Matthew, 2. E-mail:

Charles Rosen, LA 87, his wife, Lisa, and their 7-month-old daughter, Rachel, moved to Morgantown, W.Va. Charles, director of neurosurgical research at West Virginia University, is developing a Cranial Base Surgery Institute there.

Alan Greer, EN 88, and his wife, Kara, announce that their son Morgan James Greer was born June 25, 2001. He joins Lindsay, 1; Garrett, 2; Parker, 3; Savannah, 4; and Joshua, 6. They feel truly blessed.

Douglas C. Huff, LW 88, was promoted to senior vice president of investment and development for Pace Properties, in St. Louis. He also serves on the board of directors of the Judevine Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Enrique "Rick" Lerner, EN 88, EN 88, and Rebecca "Becky" (Prohofsky) Lerner, GR 99, are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter, Tamar Eden Lerner, born April 30, 2001, joining brother, Liad. E-mail:

Armond L. Levy, EN 88, MD 94, finished his residency in neurosurgery at Saint Louis University and has a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery with the Cleveland Clinic. He married Stephanie Cogan, a urogynecologist, in October in Montreal.

Christine M. Wietlisbach, LA 88, OT 89, was appointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy. She received a master's degree in public administration from California State University at San Bernardino in December 2000. She continues to live in the Palm Springs, Calif., area.

Wayne E. Baldwin, Jr., GR 89, is one of five teachers to receive the 2001 St. Louis Science Center/Carole B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science & Mathematics.

Joseph E. Day, EN 89, SI 90, married Mary Clare Prospero on Aug. 25, 2001, in Milwaukee, Wis. They now live in Wheaton, Ill. Day is a research and development engineer for the particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.

Frederic Frommer, LA 89, is co-author of Growing Up Baseball, an oral history that chronicles the childhood years of Major League Baseball players. He is a political reporter with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. E-mail:

Sharon Gilfix Kadet, LA 89, of Minnetonka, Minn., and her husband, Ken, and their son, Ethan, announce the birth of Ryan Jacob Kadet on Aug. 30, 2001.

Ben Klayman, LA 89, married Rachel Ann Hart on Aug. 25, 2001, in Chicago.

Nanine "Nina" Rogers McDonald, LA 89, and her husband, Michael McDonald, welcomed their daughter, Shelby Wendy McDonald, into the world on May 8, 2001. She joins a brother, Clayton, 3. Michael teaches 6th grade in Richmond, Calif., and Nina is a full-time mom.

Parrish Potts, EN 89, and wife, Kathryn, joyfully announce the arrival of their son Michael Edward, born Nov. 22, 2000, who joins his brother, John Brennan. The Pottses reside in Rockwall, Texas, where Kathryn is a stay-at-home mom and Parrish is a partner with Accenture.

Kristi Lane Rambis, OT 89, at Weston Ohio Therapy Associates, says the practice is going strong and is now a department of five. She participated in a marathon for the Arthritis Foundation with a team called Joints in Motion. E-mail:

Elizabeth "Liz" Reich, LA 89, GB 97, and her husband, Jeffrey, welcomed son, Matthew James, July 19, 2001. They reside in St. Louis, where Liz is a strategic sourcing manager with Pharmacia Corporation and business leader of the Monsanto Retiree Resource Corps. E-mail: liz/

Cory Shade, LW 89, GB 91, was appointed by President George W. Bush to the board of directors for Sallie Mae, the largest government-sanctioned student loan organization in the United States.

Jacquie Welkener, PT 89, PT 89, is co-owner of and practitioner with Healing Paws Rehab, a rehab service for canines.


Jonna Hamby, OT 90, was married to Mitch Williams, a software engineer for Intel, on June 23, 2001.

Marc Insul, BU 90, and Leslie Rivitz Insul, LA 92, welcomed daughter, Jamie Michelle, born May 1, 2001. She joins brother Brandon Matthew, 3. Marc is president of Fidelity National Field Services, and Leslie is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom. They live in Solon, Ohio. E-mail: LMB1@ix.netcom. com.

Eric Knapp, EN 90, and Lori Knapp announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth. They live in Amherst, Mass., with older daughter, Sarah, 5. Eric is a senior research engineer at the University of Massachusetts' Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, where he helps develop sensors to study severe storms and other weather phenomena. In his spare time, he coaches Sarah's kindergarten soccer team.

David Krovitz, LA 90, married Lauren Hyman on Feb. 18, 2001, in Los Angeles. Several University alumni attended the wedding. After honeymooning in Thailand, the couple returned home to Los Angeles, where Lauren practices obstetrics and gynecology and David is an Internet strategist. E-mail:

Susan (Rous) O'Bryan, PT 90, PT 90, married Scott O'Bryan on May 5, 2001. A physical therapist, she is employed by Clarion Health as pediatric coordinator of rehab services. Scott is an order processor for Napa Distribution. They reside in Indianapolis.

Lori (Mutterperl) Bosses and David Bosses, both LA 91, married on May 20, 2001, in New York City and honeymooned in Africa. They live in New York City, where Lori works as a business analyst for PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting and David works for Webber Shandwick Worldwide as vice president for strategic planning.

Todd Allen Brandt, LA 91, GA 95, and Jill Lee (D'Amico) Brandt, LA 93, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lydia Grace, on Nov. 13, 2000. Lydia joins older sister, Abigail, and the family resides in Rocky River, Ohio. Todd and Jill, both architects, are project directors with the firm of van Dijk Pace Westlake Architects in Cleveland.

Gregory Cromer, PT 91, owns Husker Rehabilitation & Wellness Centers, P.C., which operates outpatient clinics and works on contract for hospitals in Nebraska. He and his wife, Melissa, OT 93, have three children—Kelee, 8; Jensen, 6; and Alec, 4.

Mark Fisher, BU 91, and Cheryl Zopp Fisher, SW 97, LW 97, have a daughter, Kayla Elizabeth Fisher, born April 12, 2001. They live in Collinsville, Ill. Mark is controller for River City Landscape Supply, and Cheryl is an attorney for the Todt Law Firm, P.C. E-mail:

Anita Gallers, LA 91, and Andy Berkvist, LA 92, bought their first home together in May. Gallers, who received her doctoral degree from Yale University in December 2000, has been teaching at Simon's Rock College of Bard for two years. Berkvist works for the Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. E-mail:

Marcella L. Hankins, LA 91, is in her third year of teaching at Colegio Nido de Aguilas, an international school in Santiago. She teaches first grade at the school, which serves children of expatriates as well as local Chilean students.

Joe McKee, GB 91, has been promoted to president of St. Louis-based Paric Corp. Since joining the firm full time in 1991, he has served in varied management capacities, most recently as executive vice president. McKee's father, Paul J. McKee, Jr., EN 67, cofounded the company and serves as co-chairman.

Franz Moncada, BU 91, has joined UBS Warburg, L.L.C., as a director in its New York mergers and acquisitions practice. He resides with his wife, Beth, and two children, Francisco and Isabella, in New York City.

Anthony Morrison, GB 91, a financial adviser at Morgan Keegan & Co. for four years, was promoted to vice president. His second daughter, Molly Hannah, was born Aug. 4, 2000.

Andy Pomerantz, LA 91, a St. Louis-area mental health provider and assistant professor of psychology and coordinator of the clinical adult psychology graduate program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, recently presented a research paper at the American Psychological Association convention in San Francisco. It was titled "Responses of Prospective Clients to Information Regarding Managed Care Psychotherapy."

David Resnic, LA 91, and his wife, Amy, are delighted to announce the birth of Abigail Sarah Resnic, born Sept. 18, 2001. David says, "Although my wife and I are obviously biased, she is beautiful, and we feel very blessed. Everyone is doing very well. (We're) just a little sleep-deprived."

Jennilyn McCahan Biery, LA 92, LA 92, and her husband, Tim, have a daughter, Lydia Christine, born April 24, 2001. Jennilyn quit her job at MCI to be a full-time mom. They live in Castle Rock, Colo. E-mail:

Erika L. Bruce, LA 92, is an associate in the real estate group of Baker Botts' Dallas office. E-mail:

Andrew Coelho, LA 92, an architect in Washington, D.C., will be married to Amanda Starley in January 2002. E-mail:

Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, GR 92, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for 2001-2002. She also has received a Fulbright Grant to Germany and will be affiliated with the Zentrum fuer zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam from Jan. 16-April 15, 2002.

Lorrie Faith (Ackerman) Cranor, EN 92, SI 93, SI 96, and Chuck Cranor, SI 92, SI 98, welcomed Shane Zachary Cranor into the world on May 4, 2001. Lorrie says, "For lots of adorable baby pictures, visit" The Cranors live in Morristown, N.J., and Lorrie and Chuck are researchers at AT&T Labs-Research.

Craig H. Gerstein, LA 92, and his wife, Amy, have one son, Benjamin, 2, and were expecting another son in early November. Craig is practicing ophthalmology in Chicago while serving as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical School. Amy, a lawyer, works for the Illinois State Medical Society. E-mail:

John R. Green, BU 92, GB 01, has taken a job with the Wall Street firm SG Cowen, the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of French bank Société Gyényérale. He is specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions. He says, "I'm living on the upper east side, so look me up if in New York."

Michael Reagan, LA 92, was married on June 30, 2001, in St. Cloud, Minn. He still loves being an assistant professor in the biology department at St. John's University/College of St. Benedict.

Alfredo Rodriguez, BU 92, is general manager for Philip Morris Colombia. After graduation, he worked for Philip Morris International in Puerto Rico and has worked in Miami, as well as in Paraguay and Ecuador. He looks forward to hearing from his classmates. E-mail:

Joshua Rosenow, LA 92, LA 92, married Amy Kaplan in New York City on Dec. 2, 2000. Many University alumni attended the wedding. Joshua is chief resident in neurosurgery at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. He will begin a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery in July 2002. Amy is vice president at Bear, Stearns, and Co., specializing in equity derivatives sales.

Jason Silberberg, LA 92, married the former Karen Lee, a journalist, in November 2000. He is political director for the National Jewish Democratic Council in Washington, D.C., and they reside in that area.

Donna Whiddon, LA 92, was promoted to associate in the St. Louis office of HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum), Inc. Recent projects include the University of Alabama Hospital-North Pavilion, in Birmingham, and the Nebraska Health System-Center of Clinical Excellence, in Omaha.

Jamie Abbott, LA 93, married Ed Baxter on July 8, 2001, and several University alumni attended the wedding. The two met at the Wharton School of Business in 1996, and they reside in San Jose, Calif.

Brenda Langhorst Beck, LA 93, and her husband, Dennis, are proud to announce the birth of daughter Sydney Kay on May 10, 2001. Sydney joins older sister, Morgan, 2-1/2. E-mail:

Cheryl Bechky Bendis, BU 93, and Todd Bendis, BU 94, had a "wonderful baby girl," Abigail Milina, on May 25, 2001. After receiving an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon, Todd will join GE Capital's Marketing Leadership Development Program, a two-year rotation program. The family is moving to Dallas, since Todd's first assignment is with GE Capital Card Services there.

Eric M. Bravo, LA 93, and Rosemary (Gillespie) Bravo announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Grace, on Dec. 16, 2000. They are happily located in Little Rock, Ark., where Eric is a hospitalist.

Michelle Brodsky-Goldstein, LA 93, married Peter Goldstein on July 14, 2001, at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas. Laura Sanders, LA 93, was a bridesmaid, and several University alumni attended the wedding. The couple plan to live in Dallas, where Michelle is a trust administrator with JPMorgan Chase and Peter owns his own architecture firm and teaches architecture at Skyline High School. E-mail:

Dorothy Dinsmore, LA 93, has been promoted from director of social services to executive director of World Relief-Chicago. The organization serves newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as homeless families.

Robert Dunaway, EN 93, has taken a new position with Sterling Chemicals in Texas City, Texas. E-mail:

Spencer Greene, LA 93, graduated magna cum laude from Albany Medical College and has begun his emergency medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He lives in Nashville with his fiancée, Starr, and their two kittens, Roscoe and Peaches. Their wedding is planned for June 2002.

Matthew Kahn, BU 93, employed by the Coca-Cola Company since 1998, was promoted to brand manager, new product initiatives in January 2001.

Andrew D. Kessler, LA 93, after working on several political campaigns and on Capitol Hill, returned to school and received a law degree in 1999. Now, he is director of government relations for the American Psychological Society in Washington, D.C. E-mail:

Charles K. Lee, LA 93, MD 97, began his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago. He completed his general surgery training there and will finish his plastic surgery training in summer 2003. He and his wife, Nakyung Kim, recently celebrated their first anniversary. "We are happily married and living in Chicago." E-mail:

Dana Myers, LA 93, has become a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and continues work in college counseling at Pacific Lutheran University. She is engaged to Tim Haueisen, a network administrator in Seattle. E-mail:

Janet Mannheimer Zydney, EN 93, married Michael Jay Zydney Mannheimer on June 10, 2001. Eight Washington U. alumni were members of the wedding party.

Heidi Cummins, PT 94, her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Avery, are expecting in March.

Ryan Ellen, EN 94, has joined S.M. Wilson as a project engineer. He will work on multiple projects for the construction management and general contracting firm, which is based in Granite City, Ill.

Alison (Braun) Fleischer, LA 94, and her husband, Jim, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Price, on June 10, 2000. Alison and Jim own Concepts in Promotions, a promotional products business, and Greek Concepts, a sorority and fraternity retailer in New York.

Jay Honigstock, LA 94, married Adrienne Rakotz on Aug. 5, 2001. They reside in Arlington, Va., and he works for the Department of Defense.

Jodi (Dinerstein) Martin, LA 94, and husband, Douglas, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Leah Joy, born Oct. 11, 2000. Now in Connecticut, the family will relocate to New Hampshire in late spring 2002. E-mail:

J. Meghan McChesney, LA 94, moved to San Diego to become the director of development and education at the Sixth Sun Foundation, where she will be working with don Miguel Ruiz, author of the bestseller The Four Agreements, and will have the opportunity to travel worldwide.

Devi Nathan, LA 94, GR 99, and John Weier, LA 93, married on Sept. 23, 2000, in Graham Chapel. The wedding party included David Rose, BU 91; Tin Le, LA 94; Yen-Yee (Tang) Nydam, LA 93; Allison (Potter) Hagner, LA 94; Tracey Thornton-Hughes, LA 94; Pninit Varol, LA 94; and Diana Kurnit, LA 96. They reside in Washington, D.C., where Devi is a researcher at a biotech company and John is a science writer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. E-mail: or

Jacquelyn "Jaci" Nieboer, OT 94, married Mike Fiss on May 26, 2001. They reside in Denver, where she is working as a software engineer.

Cynthia (Jones) Ocasio, FA 94, married Lt. César J. Ocasio on May 26, 2001, in Columbus, Ga., where they reside. César is stationed at Ft. Benning. Cynthia is a free-lance illustrator and graphic artist. E-mail:

Chet Robinson, GB 94, had his first novel, Between Brothers, published by Random House Books in October. Also, he was selected as a 2001 recipient of the National Council on Communicative Disorders Award for his advocacy for understanding the challenges of stuttering.

Lissa (Padnock) Silver, EN 94, and Jay Silver welcome the addition of their daughter, Ilana Simone Silver, born July 11, 2001. They have moved into their new home in Northbrook, Ill., in the Chicago area.

Anahita "Ana" Stein, GA 94, has been promoted to associate with the architectural firm Hillier/New York. She was project designer on the Medical Research Building extension at the University of Rochester and project architect on a project for Tiffany & Co. She resides in New York City.

John Dale Wiley, LA 94, has been an attorney in Crane, Mo., for three years. He balances trial work with his side business, Slewfoot Records, a record label focusing on roots rock and Americana music. He and his wife, Rebecca Brown Wiley, are expecting their first child in December. E-mail:

Zairiati Zakaria, EN 94, a telecommunications consultant who worked for a telecommunications company in Malaysia for six years, is now working as a consultant in the United States.

Kyra Cass, LA 95, married Azhar Shah in 1999. They recently moved to Augusta, Maine, where Kyra began her internship at Maine Dartmouth Family Practice Residency after receiving her MD/MPH degree from Tufts University. Azhar is working as a physical therapist after receiving an MSPT degree from Boston University.

Caroline "Carrie" (Stroud) Coutre, LA 95, and her husband, James "Jim" Coutre, LA 94, welcomed their first child, Olivia Gardiner, on July 7, 2001. They live in Boston, where Carrie works for Genetics Institute as a manager of clinical data management for anti-infectives. Jim is a senior account manager at Minelli, Inc., a strategic design firm. E-mail:

Susan Duffé, PT 95, and Timothy Duffé, GB 93, announce the birth of a son, Mark Ryan, on June 13, 2001. He joins sister Elyse, 2.

Adam T. Elegant, LA 95, married the former Rebecca Box on July 28, 2001, at Beano's Cabin in Beaver Creek, Colo. Michael Greco and John Stinn, both LA 95, were members of the wedding party, and many University alumni attended. The couple honeymooned in Santorini, Greece, and they reside in San Francisco. E-mail:

Kimberly Green, LA 95, received an MBA degree in marketing from the University of Arizona in 1999. Now, she works at Team One Advertising as a communications planner for a major automotive client. E-mail:

Eric Heller, BU 95, was promoted to senior program manager for payments at He and his wife, Jen (Levy) Heller, LA 96, OT 98, live with their dog, Freckles, in Seattle and can usually be found hiking or snowshoeing when they aren't working. E-mail:

Jeffrey Mahn, EN 95, SI 97, finished a year of teaching in Yantai, China, as part of the WorldTeach program through Harvard University's Center for International Development, and now he resides in Copenhagen, where he was granted a fellowship to study acoustic technology at the Technical University of Denmark.

Amy Patrick, FA 95, began her second year of veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in fall 2001.

Jimmy Powers, GA 95, and his wife, Stacey, proudly announce the arrival of their daughter, Abigail Madison, born April 19, 2001. E-mail:

Victor L. "Vic" Richey, Jr., GB 95, was elected to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of ESCO Technologies Inc. The St. Louis-based company supplies engineered filtration products to the process, health-care, and transportation markets worldwide. He joined the company in 1986.

Deena Samberg Shefsky, LA 95, and Doug Shefsky, EN 95, moved to Evanston, Ill., with their dog, Dallas. Doug is an MBA student at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Deena is a campaign associate for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. E-mail:

Iqbal Brainch, LA 96, and Nita Kulkami, LA 96, MD 00, were married Aug. 4, 2001, in Cincinnati, and many University alumni attended the wedding. The couple resides in Chicago, where Iqbal is a senior brand manager at Van Kampen Investments and is attending the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Nita is an internal medicine resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. E-mail:

Pete Brookmeyer, LA 96, MD 00, is a second-year resident at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He is engaged to Jamie N. Bolger, SW 00, an individual and family therapist in Madison.

Emily L. Engelland, LA 96, MD 01, is doing her residency in primary care internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. She says, "I am happy to be back home in Chicago after nine years in St. Louis. However, I do miss St. Louis and especially my friends in Alpha Phi Omega." E-mail:

Napier Fuller, LA 96, recently began graduate school at MIT's School of Architecture + Planning.

Mary Jo Gorman, GB 96, is now vice president of medical affairs for IPC-The Hospitalist Company. Formerly the company's regional medical director, based in St. Louis, Gorman has assumed company-wide responsibilities, including taking a leadership role in helping IPC develop strategies that enhance clinical performance. The company, headquartered in North Hollywood, Calif., has practice locations in seven cities.

Richard Handler, MD 96, appointed clinical assistant professor in the division of nephrology at the University of Florida in Gainesville as of July 1, 2001, has received the National Kidney Foundation-Florida Affiliate Research Award for studying dialysis and congestive heart failure.

Diane Ya-Ping Jerng, MD 96, and her husband, Norman, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Curtis Liu, on March 2, 2001. Going from working full time to working part time, she continues as associate director of the Pomona Valley Family Practice Residency Program.

Jeffery Alan Johnson, LA 96, earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland in May. He graduated from the Primary Care Track Program, and he plans to complete a residency in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Mark Klapow, LA 96, married Kelly Olson on Sept. 2, 2001, in Milwaukee. Best man was Jason Kint, BU 96. The couple resides in Washington, D.C., where Mark is an associate at Howrey Simon Arnold & White and Kelly is an associate at Swidler Berlin Sheriff Friedman.

Saramari Leon, GA 96, and Mark Purcell moved to West Chester, Pa., and recently had their first child, Isabella Marie. Leon works at the architecture firm Bower Lewis Thrower in Philadelphia.

Amanda K. Locke, LA 96, is engaged to marry Jeffrey Abar in April 2002.

Goran Loncaric, EN 96, EN 96, SI 97, who has been working for Citibank in New York since 1997, was married in June 2001.

Russell Pearlman, EN 96, SI 96, and Rachel Goldstein Pearlman, LA 94, SW 95, announce the birth of their second child, Evan Blake, on April 2, 2001. Evan joins brother Ryan, 3. E-mail: or

Mark A. Repko, EN 96, married Stephanie Bruce on March 17, 2001, in Indianapolis. They were to move this fall to Bloomington, where Mark will attend the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Laroy "Roy" Roper III, FA 96, and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their second child, Joshua Mauk Roper, into the world on July 14, 2001. Roy is an associate art director at Anderson Thomas Design in Nashville. E-mail:

Conrad C. Steinmann, GB 96, after working three years in Tokyo, returned to New York this year. He has worked for Citibank since graduation. He hopes to visit St. Louis soon. E-mail:

Enrique Von Rohr, FA 96, has been appointed creative director of Design360, a graphic design firm that works extensively with the design community and is based in New York City.

Sarah E. Zeller, EN 96, received a master's degre in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now she's a hardware design engineer for Hewlett-Packard Company in Boise, Idaho.

Anne Baecker, BU 97, and Judson Duncan, EN 97, were married on June 16, 2001, in St. Louis. They were delighted to have many University friends return for their wedding. They will reside in Ann Arbor, Mich., while Judson attends the University of Michigan Business School for his MBA degree. E-mail: or

Randall Booker, GB 97, has been appointed vice president of operations for The Peachtree Companies, headquartered in Norcross, Ga. He oversees all corporate operations activities, including manufacturing, facilities, transportation, and material contract management.

Daniel Hirselj, LA 97, graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in June and has begun his internship and residency in urologic surgery at Saint Louis University Hospitals. He says, "In six short years, I will, at long last, make a decent wage." He sends regards to friends and classmates from the Class of '97, particularly to Giff (Richard G. Howland III). "Where are you, buddy?"

Andrew Lambert, EN 97, graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. He was to begin a general surgery residency in July 2001 with the school's affiliated hospitals in Springfield.

Sharon Litwin, LA 97, married Ethan Hoberman, a chemical engineer and manager at Sargent Lock in New Haven, Conn., on Nov. 24, 2001. Sharon will be ordained as a rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May 2002. They reside in New York City.

Aditya Swaroop Pandey, EN 97, earned a medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland in May. He plans to complete a residency in neurosurgery at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Shannon Russell, GA 97, has joined Hillier Philadelphia as a designer. Formerly he was a staff architect at Santos-Levy and Associates.

Jennifer Singer, LA 97, graduated from the Architectural Association in London with the AA Diploma in July 2001 and is working for David Chipperfield Architects. E-mail:

Kerry Soffar, BU 97, has moved to Austin, Texas, to study for an MBA degree from the University of Texas.

Kara (Damsky) Wasserman, SW 97, married Robert J. Wasserman in 1998. She gave birth to Sawyer Laurik in 1998 and to Deryn Liam in 2000. A full-time mom, she says, "The School of Social Work couldn't have been more helpful! Thanks!"

Miriam White, EN 97, married Salomon Banarer on July 2, 2000. Miriam completed medical school at Southwestern University in Dallas and is doing a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Salomon is in his third year of an endocrinology fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Catherine "Katie" Arvidson, LA 98, and David Kralik, EN 98, LA 98, were married in Lake Zurich, Ill. The wedding party included Darby Robinson-O'Neill, EN 98, Lisa Schelbe, LA 98, John McGuinness, EN 97, Charles K. Kaufman, LA 97, Korey Koop, LA 98, EN 98, GB 00, and John Nickolai, FA 99. Katie teaches high school science in Chicago, and David is completing a master's degree in urban planning at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Ksenija Borojevic, GR 94, GR 98, employed in the Department of Anthropology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since September 2000, has received a faculty research grant from the university for 2001 to conduct an ethno-archaeological study on water chestnut exploitation.

John Eash, GB 98, SI 98, was promoted to senior manager responsible for Boeing's supplier development program.

Patrick G. "Nick" Holcombe, GR 98, LW 98, and his wife, Charity, had their fourth child, Sarah Anne, on April 30, 2001. She was welcomed home by brother—Turner, 7—and sisters—Rachel, 5, and Emley, 2. Nick works with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in the Manhattan office. The family has moved to their new home in Gillette, N.J. E-mail:

Jacqueline "Stacy" (Kahn) Levy, LA 98, married Cliff Levy on July 7, 2001, in Minneapolis. Ansley Nicole Splinter, LA 97, and Mike Keymer, EN 98, were members of the wedding party. After honeymooning in Alaska, Stacy and Cliff returned to New Jersey, where Stacy is a process chemist for Schering-Plough and Cliff is a project engineer for Givaudan Flavors. E-mail:

Sarah (Davenport) Rubel and Paul Rubel, both EN 98, were married in Pennsylvania on Aug. 12, 2000. They reside in Boston.

James Eaves-Johnson, BU 99, married Lindsay Eaves on May 26, 2001, in Des Moines, Iowa. Amanda Jones, LA 01, was maid of honor. James is a JD/MBA student at the University of Iowa and a partner with LaForge Digital Enterprises.

Jill (Waigand) Kelley, LA 99, announces that she and her husband, Jeremy, had a son, Miles Joseph Kelley, in March. He joins brother, Benjamin, 2.

Shannon Beth Lyons, LA 99, and Kevin Prunty, BU 99, were married in Lawrenceville, N.J., on July 14, 2001. Members of the wedding party included Brian Panek, BU 99, Matt Cordis, BU 99, Scott Henderson, BU 99, Nate Earnest, BU 99, Dan Cooper, LA 99, John McCrow, LA 00, Bonnie Silver, LA 99, and Katie Kunkel, LA 02. The couple resides in Chicago, where Kevin is an account officer with Citigroup's corporate and investment bank and Shannon is a research assistant in marine biology with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

J.K. Richardson, OT 99, is now working as an occupational therapist at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.

Sara Velas, FA 99, is director of the Velas/avasay Panorama in Hollywood.

Michael J. Westerhaus, LA 99, began medical school at Harvard Medical School in fall 2001, after returning from one year of volunteer work in Masaka, Uganda, where he worked on a community pit latrine sanitation project and an after-school program for secondary students focused on leadership, creativity, and critical thinking.

Cameron R. White, LA 99, received a master's degree in information system management from Carnegie Mellon University in May.


Margaret Hsiang, LA 00, is a Coro fellow in St. Louis for 2000-2001. With other fellows, she shares a commitment to public service and, via work for varied causes, aims to help resolve issues facing our society. She interned in Washington, D.C., at the Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach in the White House, and, during her junior year, she took a semester off to teach English to middle school students in Shenzhen, China. She also has worked for MoPIRG, a grassroots environmental and consumer interest lobbying group.

Stephanie Nemser, LA 00, and Michael Kotowski, GB 99, married on April 28, 2001, in St. Louis, and many WU graduates attended the wedding. Mike is an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Stephanie is a recruiter for Express Personnel.

Jeffrey S. Robinson, GB 00, has joined Firstar Bank, soon to be known as US Bank, as vice president, institutional trust and custody. His group acts as trustee, custodian, and/or administrator of pension plans and charitable trusts.

Joel N. Weststrate, GA 00, recently bought a loft/condo in downtown St. Louis.

Ryan Moss, EN 01, has joined S.M. Wilson as a project engineer. He has five years' experience in the construction industry and will be project manager for the company's Carbondale High School expansion project.

Shiv Taylor, LA 01, is attending medical school at the University of Connecticut.


James D. Tancill, EN 23; 11/01
Lucile K. Delano, LA 24, GR 25; 9/01
Nathan Wasserman, EN 27; 8/01
Elizabeth L. (Harris) Harmon, LA 28, GR 30; 8/00
Ella Mae (Hott) Magness, NU 28, NU 37; 8/00 Elizabeth C. (Gray) Brokaw, LA 29; 9/01
Clarence T. Eckert, HS 29; 3/01


Oliver A. Goralnik, BU 30; 10/01
Harry Hammerman, EN 30; 8/01
Francis H. Wielandy, BU 30; 9/01
Harold C. Hanke, LA 31, LW 31; 9/01
Emmett B. Drescher, LA 32, MD 36; 11/01
Arline M. (Anderson) Kincaid, LA 32; 8/01
Saul S. Levin, DE 32; 9/01
Fred F. Schudy, DE 32; 3/01
Theodore F. Biermann, EN 33; 12/00
Ann R. (Armstrong) Hamsher, LA 33; 9/01
Bruce C. Miller, LA 33; 6/01
Freda (Crusius) Tubbesing, LA 33; 8/01
Henry E. Zeffren, EN 33; 10/01
Honora Ellen (Carroll) Langleben, UC 34; 8/01
Patricia R. (Kelsey) Rumph, LA 34; 11/00
Lela (Riling) Steen, NU 34; 7/01
Melvin S. Strassner, BU 34; 8/01
Lois Haw (Tanner) Darby, LA 35; 7/01
L. Colter Pierson, BU 35; 8/00
Robert F. Smith, LA 35; 8/01
Muriel (Schopp) Abramson, NU 36; 7/01
Oscar J. Conrad, Jr., BU 36; 8/01
Philip V. Dreyer, MD 36; 9/01
Walter Poesse, GR 36; 7/01
Robert H. Rutherford, MD 36; 1/01
Dean C. Wellman, GR 36; 4/01
Samuel M. Day, Jr., MD 37; 5/01
Donald L. Freeman, LA 37; 9/01
Lenore (Lee) Nichols, SW 37; 8/01
Robert L. Schneider, LA 37, LW 37; 10/01
Henry L. Barnett, MD 38; 8/01
Harold A. Baumann, BU 38; 9/01
Harry C. Brown, EN 38; 8/01
Ralph A. Ecoff, Jr., EN 38; 8/01
Harold J. Langenberg, BU 38; 9/01
John W. Peil, LA 38; 8/01
David I. Ross, BU 38; 7/01
Glen B. Stranahan, AR 38; 4/01
Robert G. Burdick, LA 39; 7/01
Maxine Sadie (Weil) Freedman, LA 39; 9/01


Francis A. Deck, FA 40; 8/01
Carl Greenstein, HS 40; 3/01
Joseph S. Summers, Jr., MD 40; 9/01
Robert B. Dormire, DE 41; 10/01
David B. Galt, LW 41, LW 42; 8/01
Mary Katherine (Stanfield) Landwehr, LA 41; 4/01 Robert L. Brickhouse, MD 42; 4/01
James F. Crenshaw, MD 42; 7/01
George C. Giessing, Jr., LA 42; 8/01
Ceylon S. Lewis, Jr., LA 42, MD 45; 6/01
Alan H. Mehler, LA 42; 5/01
William G. Reese, MD 42; 10/01
Morris Sherman, EN 42; 8/01
Clyde A. Walker, Jr., LW 42, LW 47; 10/00
Norman D. Asel, MD 43; 3/01
Edith (Liss) Grober, LA 44; 10/01
Walter A. Jennrich, GR 44, GR 47; 7/01
Virginia D. (Sievers) Lenobel, LA 44, SW 67; 8/01 Joseph O. Ondr, EN 44; 8/01
Carol B. (Munchweiler) Rosenfeld, LA 44; 8/01
Peter Speros, EN 44; 8/01
Virginia Mary (Brown) Arots, FA 45; 1/01
Betty Jane Grossenheider, BU 45; 9/01
Adolph M. Gruhn, SW 46; 5/01
Mary Jeanne (Vineyard) Hitt, FA 46; 10/01
Peter W. Bauman, Jr., LW 47; 8/01
Rexford H. Caruthers, BU 47, LW 49; 10/01
Patricia (Moore) McGrath, LA 47; 3/01
Charles M. Shaw, LW 47; 9/01
C. Henry Stratmeyer, Jr., GR 47; 10/01
Clara (Dale) Ummels, NU 47; 10/01
Glennon E. Bishop, BU 48; 10/01
Robert K. Bench, MD 48; 4/01
Martin Cohen, EN 48; 5/01
Marjory Jane (Verser) Kassabaum Graff, BU 48; 8/01 Nathan W. Groce, MD 48; 4/01
Roger Kent Haugen, MD 48; 9/01
Edwin L. Lochmoeller, LA 48; 9/01
Joyce Y. (Cohen) Mohr, LA 48; 10/01
William D. Rasmussen, Jr., BU 48; 9/01
Harvey H. Routburg, EN 48; 8/01
Joyce (Lehr) Srenco, UC 48; 10/01
Kenneth E. Steiner, BU 48; 11/01
J. William Widmer, BU 48; 8/01
Malcolm S. Dardick, BU 49; 2/01
Yngvar William Isachsen, GR 49; 10/01
R. Leonard Kemler, HS 49; 5/01
Lynn E. Kennedy, BU 49; 2/01
Hugh G. Krause, BU 49; 4/01
Robert Moore, MD 49; 4/01
Marian Louise (Lemen) Sandy, LA 49; 10/01
Frank L. Shiroky, BU 49; 9/01
Richard M. Singer, BU 49; 8/01
Charles J. Wochner, EN 49, EN 50; 9/01


W. Robert Bonds, LA 50; 9/01
C. Robert Bruce, LA 50, GR 56; 9/00
Norman O. Bewig, EN 50; 8/01
David R. Essen, EN 50; 10/01
Robert G. Kropp, EN 50; 7/01
Marvin J. Rossen, BU 50; 10/01
Murray Chinsky, MD 51; 9/01
Stanley J. Faber, BU 51; 5/01
Charles H. Krause, Jr., EN 51; 8/01
Sidney Perlmutter, SW 51; 5/01
Catherine E. Roesel, GR 51; 8/01
Marshall W. Shafer, EN 51; 6/01
Cecil R. Auner, MD 52; 10/01
Edward O. Clark, BU 52; 9/01
Kenneth L. Cornwell, Jr., LA 52; 9/01
Jordaan J. Grannemann, UC 52, GR 56; 8/01
Mary Virginia (Terry) Rassieur, LA 52; 3/01
Kurt L. Seligman, GR 52; 8/01
Chie Adachi, LA 53; 7/01
Cordelia M. Evans, SW 53; 8/01
Alan Hecht, MD 53; 10/01
Margery C. Meyer, LA 53; 7/01
Marvin R. Czarnik, EN 54; 4/01
C. Dale Moody, Jr., DE 54; 8/00
Walter L. Niehaus, AR 54; 9/01
Leonard A. Cohn, GB 55; 10/01
Robert T. Hensley, Jr., LA 55; 9/01
Lenora E. (Schisler) Irwin, GR 55; 7/01
Philip A. Muth, LA 55; 4/01
Allan B. Dieckgraefe, EN 56; 8/00
Robert F. Drebes, GB 56; 2/01
Florence (Roberts) Goedde, LA 56; 10/01
Erven J. Miller, UC 56; 5/01
Donald S. Grabel, BU 57; 8/01
Edward M. Lanzara, EN 57; 8/01
Janice Eugenia (Reef) Fleming, GR 58; 8/01
Lyle V. A. Sendlein, EN 58, GR 60; 9/01
Kenneth R. Mangan, GR 59; 6/01


Eugene H. Eakes, EN 60; 10/01
Frank T. Farin, UC 60, LW 63; 8/01
John W. Hammann, GR 60; 8/01
Thomas D. Widmar, LA 60; 8/01
Hollis Davidson, SW 62; 2/01
Laurence W. Muench, MD 62; 5/01
Victor J. Reinke, UC 62, UC 64; 9/01
Alice Shivers Hudson, UC 63; 8/01
Bernard F. Pohl, TI 63, UC 72; 8/01
David H. Jackoway, GR 64; 8/01
Jurg R. Scheuner, SI 64; 3/01
Clara (Wilson) Swango, GR 64; 8/01
Anthony L. Urban, UC 64; 8/01
W. Douglas Davidson, HA 66; 9/01
Charles R. Cragun, DE 68; 10/01
Dean G. Phelps, GR 68; 10/01
Bruce B. Packman, LW 69; 9/01


Shirley (Cohen) Schweig, UC 70; 10/01
Robert N. Stern, LA 70; 4/01
Bruce F. Grunwald, UC 71; 8/01
David L. Sommerich, UC 71; 9/01
Richard W. Salam, LA 72; 8/00
J. Michael White, DE 71, DE 73; 6/01
Carole (Maureen) Bica, LW 74; 5/01
Joseph Nicholas Scaglione, BU 74, GB 74; 10/01
Wayne Douglas Thomas, BU 74; 10/01
Eric Scott Jensen, LA 75; 9/01
Roger Neal Seltzer, LA 75; 8/01
Priscilla (Shaw) Coleman, LA 76; 5/01
Debra Rebecca (Mozinski) Neiger, LA 76; 6/01
Bob Arthur Paule, TI 76; 9/01
Todd Bruce Johnson, EN 77; 8/01
Mary Elizabeth Levesque, LW 77; 9/01
Mary Christina Hodgson, SW 78; 5/01
Pamela Sheffield, LW 78; 5/01


Mildred Bakos, UC 80; 7/01
Kent E. Wittler, EN 80; 6/01
John F. Gleason, GL 81; 5/01
Bruce Thomas White, SW 81; 8/01
Linda L. Brandenburger, UC 83; 10/01
Jennifer Ann (Down) Knorr, LA 87; 8/01


Dallas W. Cox, Jr., GR 91, GR 94; 9/01
Elliot David Goldberg, LA 91; 7/01



Jill Koplar, GB 00; 7/01


Henry Lewis Barnett

Henry Lewis Barnett, B.S. '34, M.D. '38, a pediatrician who was an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease in children, died August 14, 2001, in Manhattan. He was 87.

Considered to be the father of pediatric kidney studies, Barnett, in 1965, founded the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children, an organization now known for conducting clinical trials in hospitals throughout the world. He received several of the highest awards in pediatrics.

Earlier, he held a brief professorship at Washington University and then was resident pediatrician for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. After World War II, he moved to New York to be an assistant professor at Cornell University Medical College. In 1955, he left there to begin the pediatrics department at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and also to head Bronx Municipal Hospital's pediatrics department.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son; and a daughter.

Arnold J. Heidenheimer

Arnold J. Heidenheimer, professor of political science in Arts & Sciences since 1967, died September 26, 2001, of complications from a heart ailment. He was 71 and lived in Clayton, Missouri.

He was a specialist in European politics, political corruption, and comparative public policy, a field in which he was a pioneer. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, Heidenheimer came to Flushing, New York, as a child. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from American University, and a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Before joining Washington University, he taught at Wayne State University and the University of Florida. Heidenheimer authored and edited several books in his areas of expertise, conducted research in Europe and Japan, and served as a visiting professor at several leading European universities.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Holloran Heidenheimer; a daughter; a son; and a sister.

Howard B. Kelsey

Howard B. Kelsey, professor emeritus in the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, who served as organist for Washington University and helped found the University's Department of Music, died September 18, 2001. He was 90 and lived in St. Louis.

Kelsey grew up in Brighton, Illinois, where he began playing the organ at age 5 and by age 14 had his first job: playing the organ at a church for $1 a Sunday. Kelsey earned a bachelor's degree in music from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and a master's degree in sacred music from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Afterward, he came to Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri, and also became the organist and choirmaster at First Congregational Church of St. Louis. Later, he was organist and choirmaster at Temple B'nai El, Temple Israel, Second Baptist Church of St. Louis, and First Presbyterian Church of University City.

In 1945, Kelsey became organist at Washington University. After helping to secure an endowment from the late Avis H. Blewett, Kelsey helped found the Department of Music, where he taught for 30 years. He retired as professor and university organist in 1977. Among survivors are a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

Margo E. Trump

As the School of Art registrar, Margo E. Trump was on top of most everything that went on at the School; or as Dean Jeff Pike often said, "She is registrar and master of the known universe."

Trump died September 19, 2001, in Irvine, California, after a long illness. She was 59.

She joined the School of Art staff in 1985, was named student records coordinator in 1986, and became registrar in 1988. For 15 years, Trump had been a mainstay of the School's academic programs, handling almost all student records, testing new computer systems to upgrade the record-keeping process, organizing events, and probably most important to the students, taking an active role in their lives.

Trump graduated from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee.

She is survived by her stepfather, Ken Kelly; two children, Bret Trump, B.F.A. '94, and Shannon Trump Becker; and two grandchildren.


Alumna Dies in 9-11 Attack

Catherine Ellen (Jaffe) Chirls, A.B. '75, an employee at eSpeed, Inc., the electronic trading subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, a leader in the government securities market, died September 11, 2001, in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Her office was on the 105th floor of the North Tower, the first building hit. She left behind her husband, David, and three children.

A memorial service for Chirls, who received an M.B.A. degree from New York University's Stern School of Business in 1980, was held in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where the family lived for 15 years before moving to Princeton, New Jersey, last year.

A New York Times profile, published October 4, said "the eulogy was delivered by 16-year-old Nick Chirls, the country's No. 1 squash player in his age group and his mother's partner each night when it was time to wash the dishes. Mrs. Chirls, 47, was a banker at eSpeed. Yet at the end of her workday, and her long trip home, dinner was a special time. Best of all, her son said, was the nightly cleanup, his chore while his two younger siblings were let off the hook. His mother did most of the work while the two talked about politics, sports, schoolwork. Once, he wondered aloud what difference it made if he got an A or a B. His mother's answer was 'Never limit yourself,' words that Nick said would inform the rest of his life.

"So will a sparrow that joined him at the lectern on this most demanding of days. As Nick said the word 'mother' the first time, the bird lighted upon his head. With hundreds of mourners gasping, the boy took the bird in his hand, then set it free. 'I'm not a religious person,' he said later. 'I don't believe in things like that. But there is no other explanation than that my mother was with me.'"





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We sincerely regret mistakenly listing Jeanette B. (Koenker) Dempster, BU 45, in In Memoriam in the fall issue. (It was her husband, William F. Dempster, who was not a University alumnus, who died in July.)