CLASSMATES—Winter 2007
   

 

In Memoriam
1920s
Philip E. Askey, BU 28; July ’07
1930s
Myrtle L. (Pope) Ellis, BU 30; May ’07
Verna E. (Weis) Krauss, LA 31; Sept. ’07
Ethel (Hobbs) Dawson, NU 32; July ’07
Garvey B. Bowers, MD 34; Sept. ’07
Gladys E. Baker, GR 35; July ’07
Martin Stolar, LW 35; July ’07
John T. Huffman, AR 36; Sept. ’07
Michael M. Miklas, EN 36; July ’07
Mary E. (Hooper) Watson, NU 36; July ’07
John R. Moore, EN 37; July ’07
James B. Redman, BU 37; May ’07
John E. Weaver, LA 37; Aug. ’07
Marjorie A. Schroeder, LA 38, GR 46; Aug. ’07
Mae Ellen (Mensendiek) Chaudet, LA 39; July ’07
Rey Eilers, LW 39; Aug. ’07
1940s
Merle Dorothy (Kramer) Goldstein, LA 40, SW 42; July ’07
Harry C. Jung, BU 40; Aug. ’07
Helen (Petkovich) Kimball, LA 40; May ’07
Julie B. (D’Arcy) Scott, UC 40; Aug. ’07
John S. Skinner, MD 40; Aug. ’07
Kathryn Rose (Ruester) McDowell, BU 41; July ’07
Robert J. McDowell, BU 41; Aug. ’07
Henry W. Maxfield, LA 42; April ’07
Edwin P. Meiners, Jr., LA 42, GR 49; June ’07
Edward C. Seele, BU 42; Nov. ’06
Beth Ellen (Stoke) Slee, FA 42; June ’07
Robert C. Ausbeck, BU 43; July ’07
Leland M. Wallace, Jr., EN 43; Aug. ’07
Gladys A. (Gleiber) Tolley, UC 44; July ’07
C. Harwell Dabbs, MD 45; Aug. ’07
Betty J. (Fischer) Edelmann, LA 46; July ’07
Robert E. Funsch, MD 46; July ’07
Laura (Couchman) Slavin, NU 46; July ’07
Robert W. Datesman, LA 47; Sept. ’07
Roland P. “Buck” Buchmueller, AR 48; Aug. ’07
Ralph J. Layton, Sr., BU 48, GB 50; Aug. ’07
Florence S. (Ziegengeist) Monnig, UC 48, GR 57; Sept. ’07
Harvey J. Oberman, BU 48; Aug. ’07
Hazel (Cockrell) Anderson, NU 49; June ’07
Ruth Lee (Brown) Bishop, LA 49; April ’07
James P. Christmann, EN 49; July ’07
John R. B. Fischer, MD 49; July 07
Sidney A. Savan, BU 49; Aug. ’07
William D. Tufnell, LA 49; March ’07
Robert S. Wolff, BU 49; July ’07
1950s
Kenneth A. Baker, BU 50; Sept. ’07
Otto A. Johnson, Jr., LW 50, UC 50; July ’07
Helen Sylvia (Suffian) Krasner, LA 50; July ’07
Weldon B. Long, LA 50, GR 63; Sept. ’07
Howard M. Maddux, LA 50, GR 54; July ’07
Charlotte M. (Eaton) Sisler, UC 50; July ’07
Gertrude (Bos) Underwood, UC 50; Nov. ’06
Margaret R. (Bachle) Brooks, LA 51; Sept. ’07
Henry A. Buffa, LA 51, GR 53; Aug. ’07
Robert L. Carr, LW 51; Feb. ’07
Edward J. Clarkin, EN 51; July ’07
Geraldine (Poser) Murphy, FA 51; July ’07
J. Bruce Waldt, BU 51; July ’07
Robert E. Haldiman, AR 52; Aug. ’07
Arnold L. Miller, LA 52; Aug. ’07
David A. Hicks, EN 53; Aug. ’07
Philip A. Mundt, GR 53; May ’07
Mary Lee (Foster) Wenneker, BU 53; July ’07
Kent P. Howard, GR 55; Aug. ’07
Nelda E. Vines, UC 55; Sept. ’07
Marjorie W. John, OT 56; Aug. ’07
Roger M. Hibbits, EN 57, LW 61, SI 66, GL 85; Aug. ’07
Lucille Dye McLain, LA 57, GR 67, GR 71; Aug. ’07
Spencer Compton, AR 58; June ’07
L. William Ehrett, DE 58; Aug. ’07
Wade C. Henry, HA 58; July ’07
Robert L. Hopkins, UC 58; June ’07
J. Brian O’Loughlin, LA 59, DE 63, GD 69; Sept. ’07
David E. Ober, BU 59; Sept. ’07
William S. Preiss, LW 59; Aug. ’07
1960s
William Adler, LA 60; Aug. ’07
Laura Catherine (Vishino) Freeman, UC 61; Aug. ’07
Robin (Spencer) Jones, LA 61, GR 63; July ’07
Antonio N. Maienza, HA 62; July ’07
Harold E. Iverson, GR 63; July ’06
Ronald L. Rothman, BU 63, LW 66; Sept. ’07
Ronald Sterling Smith, EN 64, SI 76; July ’07
Thomas L. Goetting, UC 65; Sept. ’07
Lawrence P. Glickman, LA 66; Aug. ’07
Robert “Bob” W. Vit, LA 66; Sept. ’07
John C. Preisack, UC 67; Sept. ’07
Dorothy (Coleman) Roudebush, GR 68; July ’07
John C. Ambrister, LW 69; July ’07
Andrew I. Myers, LA 69; Aug. ’06
1970s
Edsel A. Hatfield, UC 70, UC 71; July ’07
Vasant Shah, GB 70; Aug. ’07
William E. Orthwein, LA 71; Aug. ’07
Ann H. Dragues, UC 72; July ’07
Rachel G. O’Meara, GR 72; Aug. ’07
Jacquelene Gannet, LA 73; July ’07
William Allan Burch, LW 75; July ’07
Carolyn Feiler, EN 75; Jan. ’07
James Herman Marchetto, UC 76; Aug. ’07
Robert John Gill, UC 78; Aug. ’07
Gaylord T. Walker, MD 78; Sept. ’07
1980s
John M. Brooks, GR 80; July ’07
Anacia C. Henleben, GR 82; Sept. ’07
Leora Daniels Lawrence, SW 86; July ’07
Karen Lynne Burk, TI 88; July ’07
Jeffrey C. Loeb, LW 88; Sept. ’07
Michael P. Lischke, TI 89, SI 92; Sept. ’07
1990s
Tatnall W. Warner, GB 94, SI 96; Sept. ’07
Jan A. Holzmann, GB 96; Sept. ’07
2000s
Emmalee A. Terrell, LA 07; Aug. ’07


In Remembrance
Helen M. Aff-Drum
Helen M. Aff-Drum, M.D. ’34, an emeritus associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007. She was 99.

Aff-Drum attended medical school at Washington University and did her residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Harriett Lane Home in Baltimore, and Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

She married Clarence G. Drum and established a private pediatric practice with him in 1938 until his death in 1960. She worked in the pediatric clinic at St. Louis County and Children’s Hospital and was the Clayton School District physician from 1945–1985.

Aff-Drum is survived by her daughter, Margaret “Marge” Bergfeld; granddaughters, Barbara Hunt, Susan Sherwood, and Julie Bergfeld; great-grandsons, Jeffrey Hunt and Robert Hunt; and great-granddaughters, Christina Sherwood and Jessica Sherwood, all of St. Louis.

Wade C. Henry
Wade C. Henry, M.H.A. ’58, died Sunday, July 22, 2007. He was 75.

Henry attended Washington University for graduate school and completed a residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital before becoming a hospital administrator. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service from 1976 until retiring in 1998 as executive officer of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and as director of Contract Health Services for the Alaska area.

Henry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Cole Henry; daughter, Cynthia Lyn Wilson, son-in-law, Mart, and grandchildren, Michal, Andrew, and Daniel, all of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Daniel Cole Henry, daughter-in-law, DeLeah, and granddaughter, Ferriell, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son, Stuart Wade Henry, daughter-in-law, Linda, and grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, Jonathan, Hannah, Sarah, Rachel, and Caleb of Fort Benning, Georgia; and brothers, Robert R. Henry of Dallas and Benn Henry of Bellevue, Washington.

Richard A. Hetlage
Richard A. Hetlage, A.B. ’48, J.D. ’50, a St. Louis real estate lawyer, died Sunday, July 15, 2007. He was 81.

After graduating from Washington University, Hetlage joined the law firm of Kaufman and Stemmler. He was appointed to represent the Urban Redevelopment Corp. of St. Louis to revitalize downtown St. Louis.

Hetlage earned his reputation as “Mr. Redevelopment” because of his involvement with many of the most important redevelopment projects in St. Louis.

In 1958, Hetlage and his younger brother, Robert O. Hetlage, formed the Hetlage & Hetlage law firm. Eight years later, they joined Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel, and Hetlage, which merged with the Blackwell Sanders law firm of Kansas City in 1998.

Hetlage is survived by his wife, Helen, and three sons, Kennon, David, and Laird.

Fred J. “Ted” Hodges III
Fred J. “Ted” Hodges III, professor emeritus of radiology and one of the founders of the neuroradiology section at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, died Thursday, August 9, 2007. He was 84.

Hodges came to the School of Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 1957 as an assistant professor of radiology. He helped found the institute’s program in neuroradiology and was named head of the section in 1958.

He received a National Institutes of Health Fellowship in Neuroradiology and spent one year in Sweden. He left the medical school in 1966 to become chief of neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, but returned to the School of Medicine in 1980 as professor of neuroradiology. He retired in 2003.

Hodges is survived by his wife, Genny; sons, Fred J. IV and Thomas of Minneapolis; and a brother, John, of Painted Post, New York.

Rosalind H. Kornfeld
Rosalind H. Kornfeld, Ph.D. ’61, distinguished professor emerita of biochemistry in medicine, died Friday, August 10, 2007. She was 72.

Kornfeld earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine.

She joined the medical school faculty in 1965 as research instructor of medicine and was named professor of medicine and of biochemistry and molecular biophysics in 1981. She retired in 2001.

Kornfeld was a founding member and first president of the Academic Women’s Network, which aims to assist and mentor female junior faculty and trainees. In 2000, the group awarded her with the first of its now annual mentor awards.

Kornfeld is survived by her husband, Stuart, and three children: Katherine Kornfeld; Kerry Kornfeld, associate professor of molecular biology and pharmacology; and Carolyn Lesorogol, assistant professor in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work; and six grandchildren.

Casey L. Moulson
Casey L. Moulson, a researcher and instructor of medicine, died Friday, September 7, 2007. She was 36.

Moulson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Russell-Sage College and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany before coming to Washington University. An accomplished microbiologist, she authored many articles in her field of work.

Moulson is survived by her husband, Warren La Marche; her parents, John and Beverly Moulson of Preston, Connecticut; her sister, Christine, of Norwich, Connecticut; and brother, David, of Preston, Connecticut.

Daniel P. Schuster
Daniel P. Schuster, the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Chair in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine and a professor of medicine and of radiology, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007. He was 57.

Schuster earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from Yale University. He joined Washington University in 1981 and served as the associate dean of clinical research from 1996 until 2005.

He initiated and led the Center for Clinical Studies and developed a master’s degree program in clinical investigation.

Schuster is survived by his wife, Debra Klein Schuster, and sons Jamie Aaron Schuster and Evan David Schuster, all of Creve Coeur, Missouri; his mother, Alice Schuster, of South Bend, Indiana; and a brother, David Schuster, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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UC University College

50s
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein, UC 50, is the author of The Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid. The children’s book celebrates her 32-year survival after breast cancer surgery. A donation from every book sold will go to The Wellness Community to benefit other cancer patients. E-mail: perilsofpeanutbk@aol.com
Samuel Guyer, DE 52, received the 2005 Frankel Outstanding Alumnus Award from Xi Psi Phi International Dental Fraternity.
Patricia G. Silversmith, LA 52, has three grandchildren attending Washington University: Alex Silversmith, Jennifer Klein, and Lara Silversmith.
Patricia “Pat” Rothrock Sustendal, FA 56, had a 30-year retrospective of her artwork exhibited at the Marian Craine Gallery on Cape Cod. The show included children’s book illutrations, Cape Cod scenes, painted furniture, and paintings done in Florence, Italy, while she attended the School of Art’s summer program.
Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, received the Rotary International Four Avenues of Service Award for his more than 20 years of dedicated and distinguished service. The “Avenues” refer to the four elements of the Object of Rotary: club service, vocational service, community service, and international service. He also received his fifth Rotary International Public Relations Award for creating and coordinating a successful community service grant project.
60s
Eugene “Gene” Markowski, FA 60, participated in a five-man exhibition of painting and sculpture, titled Washington’s Five Best-Known Artists, at the Prada Art Gallery in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. An exhibition of Markowski’s black-and-white photographs, titled Saints and Sinners, is scheduled to open April 5, 2008, at the District Fine Arts gallery in Washington, D.C. As an associate staff member at the International Center for Art Intelligence in Culver City, Calif., he completed all research and analysis required for the authentication of a Correggio painting, The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine. The painting was part of the Borghese Collection in Rome at one point in history, and it is now being purchased by the museum.
Margery “Margie” (Shaw) Stoll, LA 63, won four gold medals in the 65–69 age division of the National Senior Games held in July in Louisville, Ky. She came in first in the 5K and 10K road races and in the 800 meters and 1500 meters track events. Her time in the 1500 meters was a new National Senior Games record.
Judith (Klein) Burns, FA 64, retired from Cornell University’s Office of Publications and Marketing, where she worked as a designer. E-mail: jkb2@cornell.edu
Shirley Cleary, FA 64, and Eldridge Hardie, FA 64, are featured in The Fine Art of Angling: Ten Modern Masters, a book that showcases the works of the most important living artists in American sporting art.
Josh Grossman, MD 65, taught Advanced Cardiac Life Support in June 2007.
David D. Long, DE 65, is provost and chief operating officer of Northwood University in Midland, Mich.
John B. “Jack” Biggs, Jr., LA 66, GB 71, was elected vice chairman of Midwest BankCentre, Inc. in St. Louis.
Charles W. Jirauch, EN 66, was named in the June 2007 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 5 percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico in intellectual property law.
Sheldon H. Roodman, LW 66, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago after serving as its executive director for the past 30 years. In honor of his retirement, the organization is also establishing a Sheldon H. Roodman Law Student Fellowship. Roodman also received the Ralph A. Gabric Award from CARPALS and recognition from the national Legal Services Corporation for his leadership and services. In addition, Roodman received one of the Eighth Annual Supreme Court Justice Paul Stevens Awards presented by the Chicago Bar Association.
Richard N. Chapman, LA 67, is provost at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. The principal academic arena of the school has been named Chapman Auditorium after him.
Charles B. Ortner, LA 67, recently has been named by The Hollywood Reporter as a “Power Lawyer” in the music and motion picture industries. Ortner is a partner in the New York office of the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, and he also serves as the National Legal Counsel for The Recording Academy (better known as the Grammy Award organization). He is named as a leading entertainment industry lawyer in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Lawdragon 3000, and New York Super Lawyers. Ortner is also a member of the executive committee and the board of trustees of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Consortium, and is the president of the Kanye West Foundation, whose mission is to use music education to help lower school dropout rates in urban areas.
Robert J. Matlock, BU 68, formed the law firm of Woods, May & Matlock, PC in McKinney, Texas. The firm’s practice is limited to marital litigation, collaborative family law, and mediation.
Harry I. Ringermacher, EN 68, GR 77, GR 80, is the 2007 recipient of the Copper Black Award, given annually by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation for exceptional creativity and problem-solving. This is Ringermacher’s second time winning the Copper Black Award. He is the only person in history to have won it twice.
Harvey M. Tettlebaum, GR 68, LW 68, is listed in the 2006–2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of health-care law. He works at Husch & Eppenberger, LLC in Jefferson City, Mo., and is chair of their Health Law Practice Group. He recently received the Equal Justice Award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for providing civil legal services to the low-income community.
Ward Katz, LW 69, is president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
Maury B. Poscover, LW 69, has been appointed a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee for the Federal Judiciary.
70s
Gary H. Feder, LA 70, LW 74, GL 80, is listed in the 2006–2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation law, land use and zoning law, and real estate law. He works at Husch & Eppenberger, LLC in St. Louis.
William David Lytle, LA 70, LW 73, is president of the Colorado Bar Association. He is also a managing member of Altman, Keilbach, Lytle, Parlapiano & Ware, PC in Pueblo, Colo.
Ronald T. Barnes, BU 71, is president of Midwest BankCentre, Inc. in St. Louis.
Joe Madison, LA 71, is an activist radio talk-show host known as “The Black Eagle.” He is on air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on WOL-AM 1450 in Washington, D.C. His show is also available at www.WOLAM.com and on XM channel 169. He is being awarded the “Biff” Carter Community Service Award from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Madison has a particular passion for justice in the Sudan.
Judy Pfaff, FA 71, was featured on the PBS series Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century. She synthesizes sculpture, painting, and architecture in her installation art.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, is included in Expert Guides to the Leading U.S. Lawyers—Best of the Best USA 2007. According to the publisher, Teplitzky received more nominations than any other health lawyer. He is chair of Ober/Kaler’s Health Law Group in Baltimore.
William J. Brencick, LA 72, finished a three-year assignment as the U.S. political coordinator for the U.N. Security Council. He now works in Washington, D.C., as the director of programs for civilian security and rule of law in Iraq.
Barbara (Guzofsky) Goodman, FA 72, has a Web site, www.barbaragoodman.net, that features her watercolor paintings.
Jan Newman, LA 72, published a book, titled Chance Meetings that Tied the Knot, that was awarded a bronze medal in the relationship category of the 11th Annual Independent Publisher National and Regional Book Awards. Jan and her husband, Bob Newman, LA 70, reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mary L. Sanders, LA 72, is a primary partner for the Indiana Center for Families in Transition (ICFFIT) in Indianapolis. ICFFIT works with courts and communities to provide a range of services including parenting coordination, child transition groups, parent training, court testimony, visitation and custody evaluations, and mediation for families.
Claudia Schaefer, GR73, GR 79, received a Goergen Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester. Schaefer is professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester.
Nancy (Karp) Warshawsky, LA 74, is working within the New Hope-Solebury, Pa., school system in a before- and after-school program. She has two children in the school system: one in middle school and one in high school.
Stephen Yablon, LA 75, is the principal and founder of Stephen Yablon Architect (SYA), an architecture firm based in New York City. SYA recently completed work in Sullivan’s Island, S.C., where an existing beach house was transformed into a light-filled, contemporary residence with dramatic ocean views and expansive living spaces. New additions and gut renovations included high-end finishes and furniture throughout, and a custom-designed, 66-foot pool and spa. To view SYA’s work, visit www.syarch.com.
Steven A. Gordon, GF 76, celebrated his 11th year as owner of The Gordon Gallery in Yountville, Calif., in Napa Valley, which exclusively features his paintings based primarily on the surrounding landscape and images from his travels. His Web site, TheGordonGallery.com, includes his latest paintings and prints as well as past work.
Terry J. Martin, UC 76, SW 77, is the Pacific Regional alcohol and program specialist for the U.S. Army at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He also has a private practice specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
Andrew “Andy” Miofsky, LA 76, LW 79, joined with leading debtor attorneys across the country as an owner and founder of www.BankruptcyLawNetwork.com, an Internet-based Web blog offering free bankruptcy and consumer law information to the public.
Larry Moore, LW 76, was identified by Harvard University’s Department of History as a black leader in America and was the subject of an on-campus interview for a study of Black American leaders. He had an article published in the BYU Journal of International Law and an article cited in the SMU Journal of Air Law & Commerce. He was interviewed by local television stations more than 30 times during the last academic year. He was quoted by the Commercial Appeal more than six times as an expert on local politics and governmental regulations. He was quoted or cited nationally for political analysis more than 196 times in media sources, including the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, Fox News, and the Washington Post. His independent movie, General Sessions, was presented as counter programming by WKNO-TV 10 during the Super Bowl.
Deborah S. Coleman, GR 77, was elected to the NiSource board of directors. She will serve on the following committees: environmental health & safety, corporate governance, and nomination & compensation. NiSource, based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage, and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission, and distribution. Coleman also serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Urban League.
Frances Madeson, LA 77, published her debut book, Cooperative Village, a comic novel about life in New York.
Jonathan Moreno, GR 77, was appointed to the National Research Council Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Physiological and Cognitive/Neural Science Research in the Next Two Decades. Moreno, professor of medical ethics and the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, was nominated for his expertise in neuroethics and bioethics.
Sheldon M. Novick, LW 77, wrote a book, Henry James: The Mature Master, that will be published by Random House. Novick’s Web site, www.sheldonnovick.com, has more information about him and his recent books.
Patrick J. Skerrett, GR 77, co-wrote The Fertility Diet, a book that outlines dietary, exercise, and lifestyle changes that will help boost fertility in women.
Kevin B. Weiss, LA 77, is president and chief executive officer of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Michael Senter, LA 78, is chief executive officer of ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp. in New York. In his capacity as CEO, he has raised approximately $600,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York, where he has served as a member of the board of directors since 2002.
C. James “Jim” Holliman, MD 79, received the “Attending of the Year” award from the graduating emergency medicine residents in the Penn State University emergency medicine residency program. The residents also initiated a new annual ongoing award, the “Jim Holliman Best Teaching Resident Award,” for the emergency medicine resident demonstrating the best teaching effort.
Margaret Steinhoff, LA 79, MD 83, HS 87, has been promoted to professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, R.I. She continues as director of surgical pathology at Women and Infants Hospital.
80s
Phillip Robinson, HA 80, is chief executive officer of St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and chief operating officer of the Hospital Partners of America, Texas Region.
Kathy (Goldstein) Kastan, LA 81, SW 84, GR 84, published a book, titled From the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease, based on her own experience with heart disease. She is the president of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, as well as the chair of the board of the Memphis American Heart Association. Kastan lives in Cordova, Tenn., with her husband and three sons.
Rita Roth, GR 82, wrote The Power of Song, a collection of Jewish folktales. Each story in the book is accompanied by commentary on its origin and meaning. Roth’s introduction gives special insight into the history of Jewish folktales, specifically those of the Sephardic Jews.
David C. Seaberg, LA 82, is dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga.
Susan Nell Rowe, SW 83, LW 83, received the R. Walston Chubb Award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for providing civil legal services to the low-income community.
David P. Blake, LA 84, completed a tour as deputy hospital commander for the 35th Medical Group in Misawa AB, Japan. He is now engaged in surgical subspecialty training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk in surgical critical care and trauma.
Robert J. Craddick, LW 84, has joined Reliant Care Management Company, LLC as general counsel.
Michael Burton, LW 85, received the Ashley Award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for providing civil legal services to the low-income community.
Charlie Hammerman, LA 85, is director of Community Development Financial Institution initiatives at Syracuse University in New York. He is in the process of launching the Disability Opportunity Fund that will “revolutionize the ways in which consumers, corporations, service providers, and investors within the disability community interact.”
Halle Eichenbaum Barnett, LA 87, and her husband, Benjamin Barnett, FA 88, reside in Cleveland with their sons Maxwell, 13, and Julian, 8. The couple owns media schmedia, a full-service creative marketing and design firm (www.media-schmedia.com). Halle was elected president of the board of Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce, which connects business people and strengthens commerce in six cities on the east side of Cleveland. She is a volunteer counselor, publicist, and fundraiser for La Leche League, an international breastfeeding support organization, and also has returned to the stage, performing occasional roles with Kalliope Stage, Cleveland’s professional music theatre. Benjamin is an ambassador for the Council of Smaller Enterprises, Greater Cleveland’s Chamber of Commerce, and a serious student of Taijijuan. Email: acornbaum@aol.com
Michael Goo, LW 87, is climate legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Deborah (Fowler-Dixon) Bross, LA 88, and her husband, Samuel, announce the birth of Atticus Titus on April 6, 2007.
Stephanie Katz, LA 89, and her husband, David M. Goldberg, LA 89, announce the birth of Rachel Esti on July 5, 2007. The family resides in Rochester, N.Y. Stephanie is the senior director of advancement at the University of Rochester, and David is a freelance writer who also works for Cook’s Illustrated magazine and America’s Test Kitchen show on PBS.
Ben Klayman, LA 89, was named to the newly created position of sports business correspondent with Reuters, starting Jan. 1, 2008. Until then, he will continue as head of the manufacturing and capital goods team in Chicago. He resides in Oak Park, Ill., with his wife, Rachel, and their two children, Oliver and Eva. E-mail: benjamin.klayman@reuters.com
90s
Richard L. Bridge, SI 90, is a patent attorney who was named a partner of Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis. He focuses his practice in the preparation, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of mechanical-related patents. Armstrong Teasdale has been named as one of the top law firms in the country for patent services.
Patrick M. Len, LA 90, has been granted tenure as an astronomy/physics instructor at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He and his wife, Heather McElroy, live in Paso Robles, Calif., where Heather is a research assistant in polyclonal antibody production at Santa Cruz Biotech.
Sean Mulvaney, LA 90, was nominated by President George Bush to be assistant administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID). AID is the U.S. agency that dispenses economic and humanitarian assistance around the world.
Christine (Mayewski) Orich, EN 90, has joined Barnes & Thornburg, LLP in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She will work in the intellectual property department.
John S. Gaal, AR 91, received a doctorate in education from Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla.
Alden B. Gewirtz, LA 91, married Sarah Chumsky in October 2005 in New York City at the TriBeCa Film Center and TriBeCa Grill. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple also announces the birth of Julia in May 2007. Alden is a photo editor for a business magazine, a photographer on the side, and a volunteer tour guide at the Brooklyn Museum.
Scott Haycock, GR 91, has collaborated with John Morris, BU 86, and Roy Kasten, GR 89, on a new CD of original country-rock songs titled The Accomplices. The album was released by Perdition Records, a St. Louis label. Adam Reichmann, LA 93, also appears on several tracks.
Elizabeth “Liz” (Thomas) Marmins, LA 91, and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Cole on July 9, 2007. He joins big sister, Hannah, 3.
Benjamin Abella, LA 92, is the clinical research director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is part of an emergency medicine research group that is performing groundbreaking work in cardiac arrest and resuscitation.
Kent Absalonsen, LA 92, and his wife, Kristine, announce the birth of twins, Matthew Payton and Sydney Helen. The family resides in Darien, Ill. Kent is an assistant counsel at Allstate Insurance in Northbrook, Ill., and Kristine is an asset manager at National Equity Fund in Chicago. E-mail: kentabsalonsen@juno.com
Zhen-Qing Chen, GR 92, was named fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), located in Beachwood, Ohio. The IMS was created in 1933 as a member organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. Only 5 percent of the 4,500 members worldwide have earned the status of fellowship.
Charles Hicks, EN 92, has begun studies for a master of fine arts degree in theatre design and technology at San Diego State University. He left a 14-year engineering career in the U.S. Air Force to pursue his interests in theater, which originally developed at WUSTL’s Performing Arts Department and Edison Theatre.
Dea Hoover, BU 92, was on The States on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series. She was interviewed about St. Louis and Missouri by Actual Productions, who put the series together about all 50 states.
Kristin Kjensrud, PT 92, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan as the physical therapist for the 41st Brigade combat team. While deployed, Kjensrud provided physical therapy services to U.S. and coalition forces throughout the combat zone. Upon her release from active duty service, she plans to return to working as a part-time college instructor and orthopedic physical therapist in the Vancouver, Wash., area.
Linda (Dansker) Michelson, HA 92, has moved to northern California with her family. She is the director of the professional revenue cycle at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
Jodi (Schultz) Portnoy, LA 92, and her husband, David Portnoy, EN 92, GB 96, have two children, Albert, 3, and Evan, 10 months.
David Turell, LA 92, and his wife, Sarah, have moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where David is a staff pediatrician at the Cleveland Clinic. Their children Matthew, 11, and Hannah, 9, are entering sixth and fourth grades, respectively. The Turells relocated to the Cleveland area to be closer to David’s brother and brother-in-law, both of whom live in the Cleveland suburbs with their wives and children.
Jeffrey Crespin, MD 93, HS 96, and his wife, Alexis, announce the birth of Myles Logan on July 12, 2007. He joins his sister, Jordan Skylar, 1. Jeffrey is director of the Lenox Hill Gastroenterology Fellows Clinic, and Alexis is a trader for UBS. The family resides in New York City.
Rachel (Hefter) Goldstein, LA 93, LA 93, and Josh Goldstein, LA 93, announce the birth of Pazia Evie Blue on June 8, 2007—exactly five years after the birth of her sister, Tali. Rachel is on leave from her job at foodandwine.com. Josh continues to practice architecture and focuses on his art, which can be seen at www.bodegaNYC.com.
Yumi Komatsu, GR 93, was promoted to associate professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She has been teaching and advising the Japanese Government Scholarship Students in the initial year in Japan. In June, she presented her research on sleep patterns of international students in an interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Vienna.
Robin (Lieberman) Lane, LA 93, joined Global Capital Management, Inc. in Conshohocken, Pa., as vice president, portfolio associate.
Lara Peterson, LA 93, is moving to Toronto, Canada, where she will be working at XM Radio Canada. E-mail: peterson.lara@gmail.com
Marlo Poras, LA 93, made a documentary film for HBO titled Run Granny Run. The film is about 97-year-old political activist Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who ran for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Judd Gregg in 2004. Haddock did not win the election, but she did manage to capture 34 percent of the vote.
Masanori Suzuki, GB 93, is president of Misumi USA Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill.
James J. Barta, Jr., EN 94, EN 94, EN 96, SI 96, is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, an intellectual property practice in St. Louis.
Arnor Bieltvedt, GF 94, showed his art at Galerie Beeldkracht in Groningen, Holland, as part of its 10-year anniversary group exhibition. His paintings are based on his childhood memories of the Icelandic landscape and his interest in flowers. The Akureyri Art Museum in Akureyri, Iceland, has accepted his painting Icelandic Nature into its collection. The Danish gallery Galleri Sct. Gertrude recently agreed to represent his work.
Eve (Loren) Goldstein, LA 94, and her husband, Cary Goldstein, BU 95, announce the birth of Lia Aimee on Aug. 9, 2007. She joins Sara, 4, and Andrew, 2. Eve is a child psychologist practicing in Scarsdale, N.Y., and Cary is vice president in the Global Markets Financing & Services division at Merrill Lynch. The family resides in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Tirzah (Wilson) Gregory, EN 94, and her husband, Ted Gregory, LA 94, announce the birth of Delia Jane on Jan. 24, 2007. She joins her brother, Merritt, 2. The family resides in Kansas City, where Tirzah is a bridge engineer for HNTB Corporation and Ted is a senior consultant for Genesis 10 Corporation.
Derek Levy, BU 94, and Rebecca Edelman were married on June 10, 2007, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Derek is a partner and portfolio manager in the Levy Group, a wealth management team at Smith Barney in Paramus, N.J.
Dane Roper, LA 94, and Karin Caracci, were married on Sept. 29, 2007. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Roper is a criminal defense attorney in St. Louis. E-mail: sorope@yahoo.com
Daniel J. Solove, LA 94, is associate professor of law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He recently published a new book, The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, with Yale University Press. Visit futureofreputation.com to learn more.
Edmund C. Baird, LW 95, works in the Office of the Solicitor of Labor in Washington, D.C., in the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. He represents the division on appeal and in rulemakings.
Lisa (Alpart) Firestone, BU 95, and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of David Ryan on April 25, 2007. The family resides in Charlotte, N.C.
Laura (Weinberg) Friedel, LA 95, and her husband, Jay Friedel, LA 94, announce the birth of Kira Hazel on May 30, 2007. She joins big sister Ilana, 3. Laura is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, and Jay continues to enjoy staying home with the girls. E-mail: javelin162@comcast.net or laurafriedel@yahoo.com
Andrea (Sargent) Futrell, FA 95, and her husband, Kristopher, announce the birth of Ava Kristina on Aug. 15, 2007. E-mail: asargent@yahoo.com
Jo Giles, LA 95, has joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) public affairs team as communications specialist. One of Giles’ primary responsibilities in her new position will be to cover UNMC’s various diversity initiatives.
Erin (Schatz) Goldstein, LA 95, and her husband, Marlon, announce the birth of Mia Bailee on Feb. 16, 2007. She joins her sister, Emma Reese, 3. The family resides in Hollywood, Fla. Erin is the associate general counsel at The Continental Group, Inc. E-mail: eringoldstein@gmail.com
Robin (Dickey) Hackney, BU 95, and Chris Hackney, BU 97, announce the birth of Heather Virginia on May 7, 2007. She joins big brother, Kai Alexander, 2. The family resides in Atlanta.
Robyn Hunter, LA 95, and her husband, David Belchick, LA 95, announce the birth of their second daughter, Gabrielle Eve Hunter, on Aug. 31, 2007. She joins big sister, Isabel. The family resides in Boston.
Monica Love, LA 95, and her husband, David Stephens, BU 95, announce the birth of Owen Patrick on April 9, 2007.
Shaorong Chen, SI 96, SI 96, is a registered patent agent in the Intellectual Property Group at Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP in Wilmington, Del. She works in a variety of areas including counseling and opinion and patent prosecution.
Cheryl (Rubenstein) Drazin, LA 96, and her husband, Aaron, announce the birth of Evan Benjamin on July 9, 2007. The family resides in Dallas, where Cheryl is a shareholder practicing labor and employment law at Gillespie, Rozen, Watsky & Jones, and Aaron is a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin.
Megan Foster-Campbell, LA 96, and her husband, Frank, announce the birth of Madeleine Grace on August 11, 2006. The family resides in Geneva, Switzerland.
Lauren Henkin, LA 96, received two first-place prizes in the “overall non-professional book proposal” and “documentary non-professional book proposal” categories of the Prix de la Photographie Paris international photography competition for her black-and-white photographs of Charleston, W.Va., titled The Other Charleston. The collection is her first completed portfolio of photographs and can be viewed online at www.laurenhenkin.com.
Scott Metsch, LA 96, and his wife, Marnie, announce the birth of Sarina Liel on July 11, 2007. The family resides in New Rochelle, N.Y. E-mail: scott@scomet.net
Juhie Suh, FA 96, is a computer animator in Seoul, Korea. She is planning to go to graduate school next fall.
Jyothsna S. (Sridharan) Bhat, LA 97, received a doctorate in psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Richard Chappelear, BU 97, and his wife, Melinda, announce the birth of their first child, Zoe, on July 9, 2007. Richard received an M.B.A. from INSEAD in 2005 and since has been an associate with Taconic Capital Advisors in London. E-mail: richard.chappelear@alumni.insead.edu
Robert M. Kline, LA 97, and his wife, Olga, announce the birth of Elizabeth Alena. Robert graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. He is now an associate at White & Case, LLP in Miami.
Henry M. Kwong, EN 97, and his wife, Caroline (Van Eerdewegh) Kwong, LA 97, moved to Phoenix, where Henry is a retina fellow at Associated Retina Consultants. The couple has 21-month-old twin boys, Colin and Nicholas. Caroline is a stay-at-home mom and a member of a local Moms of Multiples group.
Nicole LeClair, BU 97, and Robert Wartchow were married on June 22, 2007, in Atlanta. The couple will be making their new home in London. Nicole sold her financial planning practice in anticipation of the move. Robert will be working in the Leveraged Finance Group of Deutsche Bank in London.
Melissa (Clark) Webb, EN 97, and her husband, Rowdy, announce the birth of Cody Aspen on Dec. 28, 2006. The family resides in Portland, Ore. E-mail: orsnowgirl@yahoo.com
Jessica (Peck) Donnerstein, LA 98, and her husband, Michael Donnerstein, EN 97, announce the birth of Elliott Michael on Aug. 27, 2007. He joins big brother, Bennett. The family resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Jessica is a financial planner. Michael continues his work as an engineer with Boeing in Mesa, Ariz.
Jennifer (Cohen) Gold, LA 98, and her husband, Kevin, announce the birth of their first child, Lindsay Ava, on Aug. 2, 2007. Jennifer has a career in human resources with a company in New York City. The family resides in Scotch Plains, N.J.
Richard T. Wilson, GB 98, received a doctorate in marketing and international business from Saint Louis University. He is an assistant professor at Hofstra University.
Tamar Magarik, LA 99, and Steve Haro were married on Sept. 2, 2007, in a garden ceremony in Winchester, Va. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in Washington, D.C., where Tamar is a professional staff member for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Tamar works for Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and specializes in health-care policy. Steve is senior advisor and communications director for Rep. Xavier Becerra, assistant to the speaker of the house.
Matthew Petering, LA 99, is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan in August.
Scott A. Richman, LW 99, recently was elected a shareholder in the law firm of Carlton Fields, PA. He works in the firm’s Orlando office and practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing motor vehicle manufacturers in product liability lawsuits. Scott and his wife, Gwen (Tumbush) Richman, PT 98, announce the birth of their son, Jaret Samuel, on May 15, 2007. Jaret joins Evan, 2, and Jenna, 4. E-mail: srichman@ carltonfields.comsrichman@ carltonfields.com
Deborah Singer, LA 99, joined Polsky & Associates in Chicago.
Brook Sullivan, PT 99, and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of their fourth child, Edward James III, on July 6, 2007. The family resides in Elkhart, Ind.
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Leah (Furst) Alani, LA 00, has launched a new division of her internet company, SophieSays. Sophie Says sells personalized gift items, and the new brand, Sophie Select, retails custom invitations and announcements.
Sara Bleiberg, LA 00, and Ben Klein were married on July 1, 2007, in New Jersey. The wedding party and guests included several University alumni. Sara is the director of residential education at Wagner College in New York City. She also is pursuing her doctorate in higher education administration at New York University. Ben is finishing his doctorate in clinical psychology. E-mail: saraklein24@gmail.com
Carrie (Gick) Davis, LA 00, and her husband, Blue, announce the birth of Hudson Blue on Aug. 3, 2007. The family resides in Indianapolis. Carrie is finishing her dermatology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Blue practices dentistry.
Steve Eastmond, SW 00, is a social work supervisor for a Utah home health and hospice company. He also has his own private individual, marriage, and family counseling practice.
Amy Garber, LA 00, and Markus Hanssen were married on June 23, 2007, in Chicago. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in the Washington, D.C., area, where both are managers at Accenture. E-mail: agarber10@ yahoo.com
Joshua Kim, EN 00, LA 00, and his wife, Kimberly, announce the birth of Rylan on Aug. 4, 2007. Joshua, who has a doctorate in molecular biology, recently graduated from law school and is an intellectual property attorney at Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue in Silicon Valley.
Melanie (Zlotogura) Marchfeld, LA 00, and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Ava Carin on July 26, 2007. Melanie is the director of grants administration at Jewish Communal Fund in New York City and is completing the last year of courses toward a master’s degree in public administration at Baruch College in New York City.
Scott Dolan, GB 01, is regional president-central region at Midwest BankCentre. He oversees Midwest BankCentre’s operations in the central corridor including Clayton, Mo., and the city of St. Louis.
Marissa Hockfield, LA 01, and Josh Steinfeld, LA 01, were married on Aug. 18, 2007, at the Standard Club in Chicago. The couple resides in Chicago, where Marissa is completing her master’s in elementary education and teaching dance, and Josh is a consultant for Towers Perrin.
Katie Holt, LA 01, LW 04, joined Bryan Cave as an associate in the health-care group. Her husband, William “Bill” Hucker, EN 01, is nearing the completion of his doctorate and will return to medical school this winter.
Ian Klaus, LA 01, is pursuing a Ph.D. in international history at Harvard. His first book, Elvis Is Titanic, recently was published by Knopf. The book is about the semester he spent in Iraq teaching English and American history to students at Salahaddin University.
Pooja Kumar, LA 01, plays the main character in 1001 Auditions and is also the producer of the short film, which is about an aspiring actress struggling to make it happen in New York.
Megan (Schraedley) Rosenstein, LA 01, and her husband, Peter Rosenstein, BU 01, announce the birth of Cooper Baldwin on July 8, 2007. The family resides in New York City.
Amy Altholz, GB 02, BU 02, was promoted to manager in the Assurance Services Group at RubinBrown in St. Louis. RubinBrown is one of Missouri’s most respected accounting and consulting firms.
Dana L. Greenberg, BU 02, and Jeff Goldstein were married on July 21, 2007, in New York City. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in New York City, where Dana works in investor relations for Avenue Capital Group, and Jeff works in structured products at Deutsche Bank.
Ron Herd II, FA 02, is the founder of the Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival held in Memphis. The purpose of the festival is to honor Lunceford, the first high school band orchestra leader/conductor in the history of the Memphis city schools. Lunceford formed the band with his own money and donations from the community and later turned the high school band into a popular local Memphis band, The Chickasaw Syncopators.
Kevin Marvin, BU 02, was promoted to manager in the Corporate Finance and Forensic Service Group at RubinBrown in St. Louis. RubinBrown is one of Missouri’s most respected accounting and consulting firms.
Erin Nolan de Tella, LA 02, has been living abroad in Mexico for the last four years teaching English and working in tourism.
Carey Palenchar, EN 02, is the assistant manager of the Dierbergs Clarkson/Clayton School of Cooking in Ellisville, Mo. She will focus on consumer food and nutrition education, recipe development and testing, and managing day-to-day activities in the cooking school.
Elaine “Lainey” Paulionis, LA 02, and Christopher Phelen were married on June 9, 2007, in St. Louis. The couple resides in Washington, D.C. Elaine is a professional staff member on the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the Science and Technology Committee. Christopher is a military legislative assistant for Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado.
Alfredo Urbina, GB 02, is moving to Madrid, Spain. He would like to get in touch with any Olin alumni living there. E-mail: aurbina2000@gmail.com
Ting Wang, SI 02, GM 06, received a Whitney Fellowship from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation. Wang is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is conducting research in bioinformatics. The fellowship will support Wang for three years of research on regulatory networks for gene transcription.
Laura Whalen, GB 02, and her husband, Mark Whalen, GB 01, announce the birth of Owen Daniel on June 8, 2007. The family resides in Webster Groves, Mo.
Kjell E. “Erik” Brekke, GR 03, and his wife, Leticia, announce the birth of Sophie in 2006. The couple resides in Forde, Norway, where Erik is an attorney with the Norwegian law firm, Harris.
Shauna L. Brodsky, LA 03, received a master’s in social work from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is a clinical therapist counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families in an outpatient mental health setting. She also works part time as a therapist in a school.
Annie Chao, LA 03, and Gary Chern were married on Sept. 15, 2007, in Stanford, Calif. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Residing in Sunnyvale, Calif., Annie is a resident in family practice at San Jose O’Connor Hospital, and Gary works at Lockheed Martin.
Eric Hovey, BU 03, recently passed Level III of the CFA examination, earning him the chartered financial analyst designation. He lives in Los Angeles and is lead asset-backed trader for Payden & Rygel Investment Management.
Joshua C. Langhorne, LA 03, MD 07, is starting a pediatrics residency at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital in New York City.
Lori H. Palca, LA 03, is attending Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Nicholas Tsai, BU 03, joined Thompson & Knight, LLP in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Houston.
Emily M. Gillen, LA 04, received a master’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is an analytic associate at Thomson Healthcare in Needham, Mass.
Stacy N. Jeffries, LA 04, is attending graduate school at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. She is pursuing a master’s degree in community counseling.
Otto Nichols III, SI 04, was promoted to senior project engineer at Clayco, a full-service real estate development, design, and construction firm with offices in St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. He is responsible for bid package preparation and solicitation, cost reporting, drawing review, and subcontractor coordination on design-build projects.
David Ulevitch, LA 04, is the founder of OpenDNS.com, which provides people with an easier way to find Web pages and greater online protection from malicious sites.
Brian Berman, LA 05, has completed his first year of studies at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Sarah “Sally” Dolembo, LA 05, is a 2007–2008 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Italy. She will apprentice in Rome at Tirelli Costumi, a shop that builds costumes for theater, opera, and film. She also will be researching historical garments in Tirelli’s research center and traveling to Palermo, Siciliy, to study historical garments there as well. Since graduation, Sally has worked for the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Catholic Student Center at Washington University.
Chesney Fowler, LA 05, and Michael Lajczok, EN 06, SI 06, were married on July 14, 2007, in Baltimore, Md. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple will reside in Washington, D.C.
Josh Mandel-Brehm, LA 05, is attending the University of Michigan for an M.B.A.
Randall N. Pick, EN 05, is an assistant senior software engineer programmer/software developer at 21st Century Systems in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He works on defense contracts primarily in decision support systems.
Margaret C. Scavotto, LW 05, is an associate at Lashly & Baer, PC in St. Louis. She focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law, health-care law, and estate planning. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the State Bar of Illinois.
Anne E. Wilson, FA 05, has returned from her residency in India and is working on a Fulbright application to the Philippines. She is attending the Slade School of Fine Art in London to receive a master’s in fine art. Wilson works part time at Christie’s in London.
Jill Jones, GB 06, is managing director of global production at Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, Ky.
Daniel “Dan” T. O’Connor, LW 06, joined the Washington, D.C., office of Bryan Cave LLP. He practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation and corporate compliance and defense.
Ryan Jacobson, LA 07, is a medical student at the University of Illinois.
Komal D. Patel, LA 07, is enrolled in the accelerated B.S.N. program at Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing in St. Louis.