CLASSMATES — Winter 2008
   

 

In Memoriam
1930s
Ann (Spudic) Peacock, NU 31; May ’08 •Russell Andrew, LA 32; July ’07 •Frances (Green) Denfip, NU 32; March ’08 •Harry F. Finks, Jr., BU 32; Feb. ’07 •Mary (Park) Straub, LA 33; Sept. ’08 •Neal M. Draper, LA 34; July ’08 •Marjorie Lanier, LA 34; Aug. ’07 •Selwyn Pepper, LA 35; Sept. ’08 •Robert D. McClure, EN 36; Aug. ’08 •Mary (Gaunt) Stoecker, LA 36, GR 41; Sept. ’08 •Alfred F. Stoehr, EN 36; Jan. ’07 •Alvin Goldfarb, BU 37, GR 99; Sept. ’08 •Harold A. Jeskey, LA 37; Dec. ’06 •Howard G. Jones, BU 37; Sept. ’06 •Robert B. Lashly, LA 38; Feb. ’08 •George W. Rahing, BU 38; July ’08 •Marian (Milks) Cummins, FA 39; Aug. ’08 •Raymond F. Kuhlmann, MD 39; Aug. ’08 •Kathryn (Galle) Reinhardt, LA 39; Sept. ’08 •Wilma (Farrington) Shields, LA 39, MD 43; April ’08
1940s
Audrey (Weber) Baseler, BU 40; Aug. ’08 •Harold W. Hegel, BU 40; July ’08 •Ardene (Life) McCrackin, LA 40; Aug. ’08 •Virginia (Baum) Allen, LA 41; May ’08 •Louis M. Ettman, BU 41; July ’08 •Harry C. Gibbs, UC 41; July ’08 •I. Jack Hunstein, BU 41, GR 46; June ’08 •Elizabeth (Ringger) Krause, LA 41; July ’08 •Audrey (Reusch) Levitan, LA 41, HA 49; June ’07 •Ida (Edelman) Stark, SW 41; June ’06 •Dan B. White, DE 41; June ’07 •Donald Abrams, LW 42, LW 43; Aug. ’08 •Betty Bilgere, LA 42; June ’08 •Priscilla (Armbruster) Hoel, LA 42; July ’08 •Erwin O. Potthoff, EN 42; May ’08 •Ruth (Cutler) Wood, BU 42; July ’08 •J. P. Myles Black, MD 43; Aug. ’08 •Douglas W. Hiestand, EN 43; July ’08 •Joseph P. Doyle, Jr., MD 44; July ’08 •Jean (Schrieber) Grebel, LA 44; Aug. ’08 •Cecilia (Alex) Walacavage, GR 44; July ’08 •Jack Barrow, MD 46; July ’08 •Helen (Mankin) Weiss, BU 46; Sept. ’08 •Eugene A. Foster, LA 47, MD 51; July ’08 •Charles J. Jannings III, LA 47, MD 51; June ’08 •Frances C. Norbury, NU 47; June ’08 •Joseph Bukant, Sr., LA 48; Feb. ’07 •Raymond W. Diering, EN 48; Aug. ’08 •Mary Jane (Henske) Fournier, AR 48; July ’08 •Russell B. Kite, BU 48; July ’08 •Edward L. Kuff, HS 48, GR 52; April ’08 •Roberta (Hornbein) Landau, GR 48; July ’08 •John F. Nangle, LW 48; Aug. ’08 •James V. Naughton, EN 48; Sept. ’07 •Ruth (Otto) Schnackenberg, NU 48, NU 49; July ’08 •George W. Williams, Jr., UC 48; July ’08 •Melvin B. Gad, EN 49; April ’06 •Winston J. Gintz, BU 49; July ’08 •Lois (Abrams) Greenman, LA 49; Aug. ’08 •Walter G. O’Guin, BU 49; May ’08 •Don G. Quicksilver, BU 49; Sept. ’08 •Ehret O. Ramey, MD 49; April ’08 •Byron S. Wenger, GR 49; Sept. ’08 •Thomas W. White IV, LW 49; July ’08
1950s
James B. Cotter, EN 50; Sept. ’06 •Eugene D. Eike, EN 50; Aug. ’08 •Ralph E. Glauert, GR 50; July ’08 •S. Lee Kling, BU 50; July ’08 •Robert H. Lutz, EN 50; Feb. ’06 •Robert I. Pfeffer, MD 50; April ’08 •Jo Ann (Welsh) Polley, NU 50; April ’08 •Richard L. Powers, EN 50; Oct. ’07 •Paul H. Winter, EN 50; Sept. ’07 •Jeanne (Coudy) Lawrence, SW 51; Feb. ’06 •George D. Pollock III, LA 51; Feb. ’08 •Joseph F. Cunningham, LW 52; July ’08 •William R. Krogstad, GR 52; Aug. ’07 •Lisle Morseman, Jr., LA 52; April ’08 •Richard H. Ruwe, UC 52; Sept. ’08 •Robert T. Taylor, LA 52; Sept. ’08 •Mark C. West, DE 52; July ’08 •Lynne Kelly, LA 53; July ’08 •Elizabeth (Whitlow) McCoy, LA 53; April ’07 •Paul H. Rother, MD 53; Aug. ’08 •James L. Zemelman, LA 53, LW 57; Aug. ’08 •Gilbert H. Adkins, EN 54; July ’08 •Fred Drews, LW 54, LA 54; Aug. ’08 •Anne Carol (Wiese) Dunsford, NU 54; July ’07 •Clinton K. Higgins, Jr., LA 54, LW 54; Jan. ’08 •Eugene Hirsch, BU 54; Feb. ’08 •Meckie (Binkley) Knutson, NU 54; Aug. ’07 •Constantine G. Pulos, BU 54; Aug. ’08 •Patricia (Collins) Stubbe, LA 55; July ’08 •William C. Cowdery, EN 56; Aug. ’08 •Ann Harrell, GR 56; July ’07 •Donald L. Horton, EN 56; April ’06 •James B. Tunny, Jr., LA 56; Jan. ’08 •G. Robert Bowles, MD 57; Aug. ’08 •Gordon S. Marks, DE 57; Oct. ’07 •John T. Masterson, FA 57; April ’08 •Shirley (Banta) Maul, LA 57; Sept. ’08 •James A. Hopson, GR 58, GR 66; Sept. ’08 •John D. Marsh, LA 58; Sept. ’08 •Ronald H. Pflueger, DE 58; July ’08 •Jack Coffman, LA 59; May ’08 •Arthur C. Krause, GR 59; March ’06 •Jeanne (Withrow) Quaid, BU 59; Aug. ’07 •Virgil M. Stapf, EN 59; Jan. ’08
1960s
Charles W. Boren, MD 60; March ’08 •Lawrence S. L. Ching, BU 60, GB 61; Aug. ’07 •Orville C. Young, GB 60; Aug. ’07 •Donald R. Reeves, BU 61, GB 67; Aug. ’08 •Stanley Baer, MD 62; June ’08 •Harriet (Gomberg) Barenfeld, UC 62; Sept. ’08 •Myra (Jameson) Dearinger, UC 62; July ’08 •Collins M. Henson, GR 62; Sept. ’08 •Norman K. Reynolds, UC 62, HA 65; March ’08 •Ralph L. Williams, UC 62; Aug. ’08 •Geoffrey E.H. Ballard, GR 63; Aug. ’08 •Robert E. Althage, FA 64; Sept. ’08 •Floyd B. Flowers, SW 64; Aug. ’08 •Anthony E. Layton, AR 64; July ’08 •Alan F. Leritz, LA 64, DE 68, GD 73; June ’07 •Sam Maehara, DE 65; July ’08 •Herbert H. Ringelstein, SI 65; May ’07 •Judith Rae Bennett, GR 66; Sept. ’08 •Michael S. Kessler, GR 66; June ’08 •Maurice J. Wempen, UC 66; Aug. ’08 •Denzil L. Bush, GR 67; July ’08 •James W. McPheeters III, HA 67; July ’07 •Ronald R. Metzler, UC 67, UC 71; Aug. ’08 •Maureen (DeBlois) Becker, GR 68; Nov. ’07 •Lanny R. Hamilton, DE 68; July ’08 •Nicholas Koclanes, EN 68; Sept. ’08 •Kenneth L. Miller, LA 68, GR 70, LW 74; Aug. ’08 •Robert H. Arb, UC 69; Sept. ’08 •Paul F. Niedner, Jr., DE 69; Feb. ’07
1970s
John H. Goss, GR 70; Aug. ’08 •James O. Leathers, GB 70; May ’08 •Leonard Long, SI 70, SI 78; July ’07 •Juan S. Chavez, LA 71; Sept. ’08 •Iris Jones, SW 73; Sept. ’07 •Raymond K. Chafin, Jr., LA 74, EN 76; Sept. ’08 •Patricia Anne Lacoste, GR 74; June ’08 •Nellie (Buchanan) Watkins, UC 74; Aug. ’08 •Carol I. Seligman, LA 78, GR 81; May ’08 •Thomas M. Burns, TI 79; Aug. ’08 •Sheila S. Savini, LA 79; Nov. ’05
1980s
Mary H. Majercik, LA 81, LA 81; Jan. ’08 •Dennis J. Rohde, TI 81; June ’08 •Jeffrey S. Siegel, LA 81; Aug. ’08 •David A. Steelman, EN 81; March ’08 •Janet E. Young, LW 81; Aug. ’08 •William E. Coday, Jr., LA 82; April ’08 •Jason D. Morrow, MD 83, HS 87; July ’08 •Gloria Muia, TI 83; Jan. ’08 •Donna C. Charron, GR 85; July ’08 •Rob S. Kennedy, EN 86; Aug. ’08 •Susan (Utlaut) McGraw, GB 86; July ’08 •Denise M. Jurski, SW 89; June ’08
1990s
Clare (Harshbarger) Jacobsmeier, SW 90; June ’08 •Charles L. Phillipp, UC 91; July ’08 •Susan E. Chapala, GR 92; April ’08 •Frank J. Dixon, GR 92; Feb. ’08 •Beverly Anne Holloman Mosby, UC 92; Sept. ’08 •William H. Gerhardt, BU 94; Nov. ’06 •Brian J. Hartigan, MD 94; Sept. ’08 •Charles M. Chapman, Jr., SI 97; July ’08
2000s
Laura E. Ryan, LA 00; Sept. ’08 •Monica (Harris) Espelien, GB 01; Sept. ’08 •Kerry D. Heilman, GB 05; Aug. ’08 •Hyun “Joe” Seo, EN 05; June ’08 •Krist T. Milin, MD 08; Aug. ’08


In Remembrance
Geoffrey E.H. Ballard
Geoffrey E.H. Ballard, Ph.D. ’63, a pioneer of the fuel-cell industry, died Saturday, August 2, 2008.

In 1979, Ballard founded Ballard Power Systems, Inc., which makes hydrogen fuel cells that are used in materials handling, residential cogeneration, backup power, and transportation. He served as chairman of the company until 1997. He also founded Ballard Research, Inc. in 1979. The company researches and develops high-energy lithium batteries. In 1999, he started General Hydrogen.

He developed the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered, zero-emission transit bus. Science World, a science center in Vancouver, British Columbia, unveiled the vehicle in 1993.

Time magazine named Ballard as one of its “Heroes for the Planet” in 1999. He received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada, in 1999 and the Order of British Columbia in 2004.

Jack Barrow
Jack Barrow, M.D. ’46, former associate clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, died Saturday, July 5, 2008.

He was a member of the faculty at the School of Medicine from 1951 to 2000 before serving on the medical school admissions staff from 2002 to 2006.

For his 35 years of service training allergy immunology fellows, he received a Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award from the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology.

A diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American College of Physicians, and an emeritus member of the American Federation for Clinical Research.

Washington University honored Barrow with an Alumni Achievement Award in 1983.

Alvin Goldfarb
Alvin Goldfarb, BU ’37, a clothing executive whose foundation helped the University build several facilities, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

In 1940, he founded Worth Stores Corp., a retailer of women’s apparel. He is a past director of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The Alvin Goldfarb Foundation, established by Goldfarb, gave major donations to various organizations, including the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Washington University, and the University’s School of Medicine. The Foundation has supported a range of building projects at the University, including facilities at the Olin School of Business, the Jeanette Goldfarb Plant Growth Facility (named for Goldfarb’s late wife), and the Alvin Goldfarb Auditorium in James S. McDonnell Hall.

In addition, the building that houses the St. Louis Hillel Center adjacent to the University was named the Alvin and Jeanette Goldfarb House in recognition of the Goldfarbs’ support. Their support also enabled the George Warren Brown School of Social Work to construct Alvin Goldfarb Hall, which opened in 1998.

Goldfarb and his late wife were founding sponsors of the Scholars in Business Program at the business school. The Alvin and Jeanette Goldfarb Scholarship has been an important part of that program since 1981.

Goldfarb received an honorary Ph.D. from the University in 1999.

S. Lee Kling
S. Lee Kling, B.S.B.A. ’50, a businessman, philanthropist, and Democratic Party leader, died Saturday, July 26, 2008.

He was chairman of the Kling Co., an insurance, consulting, and investment firm. Kling also was the longtime board chairman and chief executive officer of Landmark Bancshares Corp. He served as chairman of the board of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, and he helped fund the Goldfarb School of Nursing and the Kling Center for Proton Therapy, slated to open next year.

In 1982, Kling received the Democratic National Committee’s Distinguished Service Award for his many political accomplishments. He was finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee in the 1970s. He also served as treasurer of President Jimmy Carter’s re-election campaign, and twice he was treasurer of U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt’s presidential committee.

Kling also participated in international peace negotiations. In 1978, he co-chaired a committee for the ratification of the Panama Canal treaties. He served as an economic adviser in 1979 during the peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt.

Robert D. McClure
Robert D. McClure, B.S. ’36, former chairman of the Engineering Alumni Advisory Committee at the University, died on Saturday, August 2, 2008.

He was president and owner of Rodamac Corporation from 1966 until his retirement in 1990. In Frontenac, Missouri, McClure was a former alderman and a long-standing member of the planning and zoning commission.

At the University, he was also a member of the Alumni and Parents Admission Program and a sponsor of numerous engineering scholarships.

Jason D. Morrow
Jason D. Morrow, M.D. ’83, chief of clinical pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

The son of Ralph Morrow, former provost at the University, he was a Howard Hughes Fellow before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 1994. The clinical pharmacology program at Vanderbilt is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the world.

In 1990, Morrow and a colleague discovered substances that could provide the most exact measure of how cells “rust,” a damaging process that may contribute to heart disease and cancer.

He was a leading expert in his field and lectured in dozens of countries, including England, Singapore, and India.

Selwyn Pepper
Selwyn Pepper, A.B. ’35, a longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter and editor, died Thursday, September 4, 2008.

During his 50-year career at the newspaper, Pepper served as city editor, features editor, news editor, and reader’s advocate. He helped the Post-Dispatch win Pulitzer Prizes for public service with three of his stories. The stories covered voter fraud; corruption in the Internal Revenue Bureau; and the Centralia, Illinois, mine disaster and its causes.

Pepper was the editor of the newspaper at Soldan High School in St. Louis. One of his articles impressed the Post-Dispatch city editor so much that he offered the 16-year-old Pepper a part-time job as a reporter. While continuing to work part time at the newspaper, Pepper was the editor of Student Life during his time at Washington University.

He served five years in the Army Air Forces, part of it in the Southwest Pacific as a press officer on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. A past president of the St. Louis Press Club, Pepper received the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986.

Richard D. Todd
Richard D. Todd, a noted child psychiatrist, died Friday, August 22, 2008.

A professor of psychiatry and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University’s School of Medicine, Todd was involved for more than 25 years with children and adolescents who were ill or at risk for psychiatric illness.

His research focused on the genetic and environmental influences associated with childhood disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, depression, and alcoholism. He and his colleagues published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.

In 1986, Todd completed his child psychiatry fellowship at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. There, he also began his research, teaching, and clinical practice.

Todd received many of his field’s most important honors, including listings in America’s Top Doctors since 2001 and in Best Doctors in America since 2002.


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UC University College

30s
Ruth (Borngesser) Schueler, LA 35, participates in activities at Springhouse, an assisted living facility. She helps other residents who are incapacitated. She is past chairman of 99s, an organization of airplane pilots originated by Amelia Earhart.

40s
Richard B. Zingre, EN 49, is an active member of the art guild in Hendersonville, N.C. Zingre tries to keep abreast of science and business via television college courses and special programs, such as NOVA on PBS.

50s
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein, UC 50, won second prize for children’s literature in the National 2008 Communications Contest sponsored by The National Federation of Press Women. Her book is titled The Perils of the Peanut Butter Kid.
Nancy P. Jeffert, UC 51, is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Golden Achievement Award. The award is given by the ITHF to individuals who have made important contributions to tennis administration, promotion, or education, and have devoted long and outstanding service to the sport. Jeffert is president and trustee of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.
Aryeh “Larry” Wineman, LA 54, retired from his congregation in Troy, N.Y., and has moved to Northampton, Mass., where he plans to continue his scholarly work and writing in the fields of Hebrew literature and Jewish mysticism.
Wayne F. Schlosser, FA 58, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a lifetime of service and civic participation in his community. The award is presented to Americans who dedicate more than 4,000 hours to serve others. Schlosser, a retired advertising and public relations executive and a veteran member of the State of Illinois Seniors Hall of Fame, continues to help nonprofit organizations in his community.

60s
Robert Frick, EN 60, GB 62, embarked on a 3,300-mile bicycle trip across the country on Sept. 3, 2008. He is cycling to raise awareness and money for Habitat for Humanity. (Look for feature in a future issue of Magazine.)
Susan Grossman Alexander, LA 63, established the Grossman-Alexander Prize in American Politics at Washington University in 2006. The prize is in memory of her parents, David and Sadye Grossman, who introduced her to politics and led her to develop her continuing interest in the political scene, and her husband, Herb Alexander, who always shared her outlook on and fascination with politics. The prize is awarded each year by the faculty in the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences to a graduating senior who has shown a commitment to the study of American politics and demonstrated outstanding work in that field.
Manon Cleary, FA 64, had work exhibited in Herb White: A Taste for Art at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C. She also had two pieces acquired by the John H. Wilson City Hall Art Collection in Washington, D.C.
Jan (Schonwald) Greenberg, LA 64, published two books in 2008. The books are Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World and Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond.
Robert E. Markland, GB 65, GB 69, retired in June 2008 after 40 years as a business school professor and administrator. He worked for 30 years at the University of South Carolina, nine years at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and one year at Arizona State University. Bob and his wife, Mylla, have been married for 43 years and enjoy traveling, volunteering, tennis, bicycling, and gym workouts. The couple resides in Irmo, S.C., and has two sons and nine grandchildren.
Sandy Baum, AR 66, recently displayed his photographs of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, at Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield, Mo. He also has two recently released books, San Miguel’s Mexican Interiors and San Miguel’s Mexican Exteriors.
Eric Flamholtz, GB 66, has published a new book titled Leading Strategic Change. He is professor emeritus at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and president of Management Systems Consulting Corporation.
Perci Chester, FA 67, exhibited her sculpture at the Parish Gallery Georgetown from Sept. 19 to Oct. 14, 2008.

70s
George William Wynne, LA 70, LW 73, and his wife, Janet Ruegg Wynne, are instructors of English at Guangzhou International Economics College in Guangzhou, China.
J. Stuart Showalter, LW 71, is the chief compliance officer for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is headquartered in Baton Rouge. It comprises four hospitals and related health-care organizations throughout southern and northeastern Louisiana.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009. He is the health law practice chair at Ober|Kaler in Baltimore. He also is the 2008 recipient of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) David J. Greenburg Service Award. The award is given to those lawyers who have made significant contributions to the AHLA over the course of their careers. Teplitzky has been a member of AHLA for more than 30 years. He served on the board of directors from 1986 to 1995 and as president from 1993 to 1994. He was named a Founding Fellow in 2005 and is currently the chair of the AHLA Fellows Program.
Charles O. Hartman, GR 72, GR 76, published New & Selected Poems in September 2008. The book includes work from his previous six collections and reaches back to his time in graduate school. Hartman is professor of English and poet-in-residence at Connecticut College, where he currently chairs the English department.
Valerie (Komar) Murrah, LA 72, GR 77, was installed as the first woman president of The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in July 2008.
Howard Birnberg, GB 74, published Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers in August 2008.
Branch Morgan III, LA 74, has released his first dance DVD titled Take #13: Dance Is What We Do ... Can You Keep Up? Branch has dedicated more than 30 years to professional dance.
Gary L. Myers, LA 75, has returned to full-time operations of the Family Investment Center Inc. in St. Joseph, Mo.
Claretta McDaniel, LA 77, LA 77, is the assistant dean for student affairs at the Howard University School of Divinity. She provides leadership and organization in administering all student services functions, including retirement, admissions, financial aid, advisement, and student programming.
Bruce E. Friedman, LA 78, was selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in Family Law. He is a principal at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, in Clayton, Mo. Friedman is currently president of the Missouri chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and practices exclusively in the area of family law, with particular emphasis in substantial net worth cases, high-end alimony, prenuptial agreements, and surrogacy law.
Daniel R. Fuhrmann, EN 79, is chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. Previously, he served for 24 years on the faculty of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University.
Shelby (Johnson) Kneer, SW 79, is a trained mediator in the areas of family and business. She has extensive experience as a therapist with completing assessments of children, adolescents, and families. She also provides individual and family counseling, as well as EAP work.
David Sanjek, GR 79, GR 85, is professor of music and the director of the Popular Music Research Centre at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. E-mail: dlrsanjek@gmail.com

80s
Kenneth Crews, LW 80, is director of the newly established Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University in New York, where he also is a lecturer in the law school. Crews recently completed a major study of international copyright statutes for the World Intellectual Property Organization, and he is the author of several books and articles on copyright law.
Randal Farber, BU 80, GB 81, was named a “Top Lawyer” in Houston by H Texas magazine. Farber is a partner in the transactions, financial services, real estate, and construction practice areas at Jackson Walker.
Greg Millman, GB 80, GR 80, and his wife, Martine, have published a book titled Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey. They have homeschooled their six children for 15 years, at all ages and on all subjects.
George J. Nassar, Jr., GL 80, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009. He is an attorney at Glankler Brown, PLLC in Memphis. Nassar specializes in tax law, trust, and estates.
Melissa A. Wood, FA 80, exhibited her solo installation of hive2: sweet layers at Rouge River Community College in Oregon this year. Web site: www.MelissaWoodArt.com
Andi (Lavine) Arnovitz, FA 81, won the 2007 Short Fiction Contest for Jewish short fiction from Moment Magazine.
Scott C. Jones, LA 81, was named the North America Medical Director, Imaging Solutions and Pharmaceutical Products, Radiation, Environment, Safety, and Health for Covidien, Inc. He also serves as medical director of BarnesCare, the occupational medicine division of BJC HealthCare.
Miriam R. Simon, LA 82, and her husband, Larry Sandler, announce the birth of William Elliott Sandler on Dec. 5, 2007. The family resides in Glendale, Wis.
Bruce D. Eisenberg, LA 84, joined STV Incorporated as associate and director of the Buildings and Facilities’ New York Architecture Studio. STV is a national leader in the planning, design, and construction management of buildings and facilities, infrastructure, and transportation systems.
Beth Springer, LA 84, is celebrating her sixth year as founder and designer of Beth Springer handbags. The Los Angeles Film Festival 2008 is providing her handbags to 16 of their female celebrities, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Mariah Carey, Roseanna Arquette, Jennifer Tilly, Janeane Garofalo, Laura Dern, Diane English, and others. Springer’s bags are available in exclusive boutiques, such as Takashimaya, Fred Segal’s, and Cusp. Web site: www.bethspringer.com
Theresa J. Kaijage, SW 85, graduated from the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. She teaches social work and psychology at the Institute of Social Work (ISW) in Tanzania. Kaijage has initiated partnerships between ISW and Jane Adams College of Social Work, the University of Illinois, the University of Addis Abbaba, and the University of Bergen. She volunteers for WAMATA, a nongovernmental organization in Tanzania that works with people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Robert G. Sieber, LA 85, and Lucio Maramba were married on June 17, 2008, in West Hollywood, Calif. The couple resides in Long Beach, Calif. They both sing in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, which kicked off its 30th anniversary season on Aug. 25, 2008, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Arthur F. Binder, LA 86, recently completed his license to practice in the State of California as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He was hired as a program manager/team leader for an outpatient mental health program in Vallejo, Calif.
Kathleen A. Porter, EN 86, is the librarian at Foxborough Public Schools, her high school alma mater.
John J. Edwards, LA 87, resides in St. Georges, Del., with his wife, Sonya, and their children: Victoria, 11, and Thomas, 9. John is a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia. He continues to serve in the Army National Guard, where he is a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 193rd Training Regiment. E-mail: johedwards@deloitte.com
Liz (Karff) Kampf, LA 87, is a psychotherapist/marriage and family therapist in private practice. She is hoping to make more time for her passion, singing/performing. E-mail: Liz@lizkampf.com
Michael Rickman, LW 87, is currently serving a two-year term as president of the Valparaiso University Alumni Association. He co-edited The Valentine Act: A Monograph on Ohio’s Antitrust Law (2008) and co-authored one of the monograph’s chapters, titled “Ohio Civil Investigative Demands.” Rickman leads the law team for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s North American Tire Business Unit.
Jim Sacchettini, GM 87, is professor of biochemistry and biophysics with Texas AgriLife Research and Wolfe-Welch Chair in Science director.
Michael M. Tamburini, LW 87, is the chief operating officer of Galichia Medical Group, P.A., a multi-specialty physician group with principal offices located in Wichita, Kan.
Tracey Hardman, LA 88, and Ron Kenney were married on Aug. 2, 2008, in Chicago.
Ari Levy, EN 88, MD 94, is a newly board-certified neurosurgeon and the medical director of the stroke center at St. Anthony’s in St. Louis. His wife, Stephanie, is a urogynecologist at DePaul and Christian hospitals in St. Louis. They have two children: Matthew, 5, and Alexander, 4. E-mail: ari_levy@alum.wustl.edu
Thomas Metzger, LA 89, completed a 12.5-mile swim around Key West, Fla., on June 21, 2008. The swim took just under five hours. E-mail: TMetzger@Littler.com
Janni Lee Simner, LA 89, LA 89, recently published her first teen fantasy, Bones of Faerie (Random House). She previously has published four books for younger readers, as well as more than 30 short stories. Web site: www.simner.com

90s
Lyn (Mattox) Ankelman, LA 90, retired from professional counseling and teaching. She now lives on a 50-acre ranch in Alabama, where she raises goats and mules.
Rebecca (Holman) Jeffers, EN 90, and her husband, Bobby, announce the birth of George and Henry on July 22, 2008. E-mail: RebeccaJeffers@swbell.net
Jeffrey H. Woodruff, LA 90, was appointed to the boards of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts and Etown.org, a national radio program. Woodruff recently ran the Imogene Pass run, climbing 13,200 feet. He was training for his 15th marathon this October in Denver.
Alison (Brownstein) Dow, LA 91, and her husband, Ian, announce the birth of Emily Vivian on Dec. 21, 2007.
Marion Hayes III, EN 91, SI 94, was honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the region’s most influential minority business leaders. Hayes was recognized for both his success as founder and president of BRK Electrical Contractors, LLC, and for his work to improve the local union construction industry. He is a founding board member of the PRIDE Regional Urban Construction Center, the area’s first-ever minority small construction business incubator.
Aileen Raborar-Dressler, LA 91, and her husband, Dennis, announce the birth of Claudia Josephine on Aug. 17, 2008. The family resides in Chicago, where Aileen is an architect with PappaGeorge/Haymes Ltd. E-mail: i_dzine@yahoo.com
Harsono Sutanto, GB 91, and his wife, Peggy Laoh, have two children: Olivia, 15, and Derrick, 10. The family resides in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Vicki (Bergang) Tahl, LA 91, and her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of Alexander Jacob on June 5, 2008. He joins big brother, Max, 3, and big sister, Danielle, 2. The family resides in New York City, where Vicki is working part time as a pediatric occupational therapist.
Fiona E. Gallahue, LA 92, MD 97, and her husband, Retsu Takahashi, announce the birth of Neve Saya Takahashi on Sept. 9, 2008. She joins big sister, Teagan Emi, 3. Fiona is the attending emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Karen (Klaus) Kolin, LA 92, and her husband, Lawrence, announce the birth of Abigail Beth on May 27, 2008. She joins big sister, Dena Rose, 2. The family resides in Orlando, Fla., where Karen is the membership director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando. Lawrence is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator.
Adrienne Felder Mittelman, LA 92, and her husband, Bryan Mittelman, BU 92, announce the birth of Eli Gabriel on May 26, 2008. The family resides in Northbrook, Ill. Adrienne is a health-supporting chef specializing in cooking for cancer prevention and survival. She provides cooking instruction and consulting services through her business, The Whole Bite, Inc. Bryan is vice president-finance, North America for Seimens Healthcare Diagnostics. E-mail: beam@springmail.com
Andrew Moger, LA 92, and his wife, Robin Blum, announce the birth of Lily Charlotte on Sept. 9, 2008. She joins big brother, Matthew, 2. The family resides in New York City, where Andrew is the owner of BCD, a restaurant development firm. Web site: www.bcdevelopment.com
Laura Regan, BU 92, and Charles Recer were married on May 17, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Dallas, where Laura is a corporate service manager for Verizon Business and Charles is a senior bond underwriter with The Hartford. E-mail: ler629@hotmail.com
Gary Rosenblum, LA 92, and Naomi Ben-Or were married on May 25, 2008, in Santa Rosa, Calif. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in the Bay area.
Nick Santora, LA 92, wrote and produced The Longshots, a film starring Ice Cube. It was released nationwide on Aug. 22, 2008. Nick also co-wrote Punisher: War Zone, which was released on Dec. 5, 2008.
Amit B. Shah, LA 92, LA 92, was selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s “rising stars” and recognized in the publication’s 2008 “Up and Coming Lawyers” list. Amit is an attorney at Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis. He is a member of the firm’s business services department, where he focuses his practice in the areas of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. He also co-founded the firm’s diversity committee. As a result of Shah’s efforts, Armstrong ranks third among St. Louis and Kansas City law firms in percentage of minority attorneys.
Staci (Schatzman) Solomon, LA 92, and her husband, Steven, announce the birth of Brooke Shea on Sept. 3, 2008. She joins big brothers, Matthew Yale, 7, and Daniel Eli, 5.
Katrina L. Stierholz, GR 92, was promoted to officer in the research division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Brittany Collier-Gibson, LA 93, and her husband, Rheuben, announce the birth of Collier Dalzell “Zell” Gibson on Aug. 26, 2008. She joins big sister, Mead, 3. Britt is the director of education outreach at Ohio State University at Lima, and she also coordinates a teacher education program for medical students. She enjoys gardening and raising animals on her farm and is the volunteer coordinator, with her husband, for the local farmers’ market.
Allison Manley, FA 93, and her husband, Robert Coleman, announce the birth of Reeve Alexander Coleman on Sept. 4, 2008. The family resides in Chicago, where they own an award-winning design firm, Rogue Element. They specialize in print and Web design for companies that work in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Web site: www.rogue-element.com
Dave Rifkin, LA 93, has published an article titled “An Overview of the ‘Tax Gap’” in the November 2008 issue of TAXES, The Tax Magazine. The article can be downloaded at ssrn.com/abstract=1162493. He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Tana Senn, LA 93, is the marketing and communications director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. E-mail: tanasenn@gmail.com
Arnor G. Bieltvedt, GF 94, exhibited new paintings in September at the Open Art Fair in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Shira (Lazar) Blate, LA 94, SW 96, and her husband, Richard, announce the birth of Abigail “Abby” Jaye on May 30, 2008. The family resides in Atlanta, where Shira works on medical-behavioral health integration for United Behavior Health.
M.J. Divino, LA 94, is assistant professor in the Department of Design at Kean University in Union, N.J. Divino recently published The 18 COMMANDments: The version-independent way to creatively draft, draw, and design in AutoCAD.
Derek Levy, BU 94, and his wife, Becky, announce the birth of Shane Hudson on June 2, 2008. The family resides in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
Cynthia (Martinez) Lyons, FA 94, continues to produce magazines with Active Interest Media, including Vegetarian Times and Whole Foods Market Magazine. She moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., with her husband, Andrew Lyons, LA 94, and their daughter, Julia, 2.
Rachel (Williams) Mantz, LA 94, and her husband, Grant, announce the birth of Ella Catherine on March 27, 2008. She joins big sister, Allison Rose, 2. The family resides in Chicago, where Rachel is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and Grant is an options trader.
Danielle Forget Shield, EN 94, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of Sydney Anne on July 28, 2008. She joins big brother, Alex, 2.
Stephen S. Smith, LA 94, and Bryant Harris, EN 94, founded myRete with the singular focus on bringing an exceptional proximity networking experience to the iPhone and its millions of users. The business recently launched WhosHere, an application that enables users to create profiles and meet other users with similar interests.
Staci Anson, LA 95, and her husband, Peter, announce the birth of Matthew Aaron on Sept. 9, 2008. The family resides in northern New Jersey. Staci teaches high school history and anthropology, as well as graduate classes in social studies education.
Kirsten Dockstader, EN 95, and her husband, Noah Bigwood, announce the birth of Benjamin Konrad on May 12, 2008. The family resides in Salt Lake City.
Jodi (Honigbaum) Granok, SW 95, has created her own company, Organizing Magic, LLC. It is a professional organizing company serving residential clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Web site: organizingmagic.com
Anthony V. Green, BU 95, is plant controller of the recycling facility of Exide Technologies, Inc. in Vernon, Calif. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. E-mail: anthonyg9@yahoo.com
Kassidy (Brown) Lindholm, LA 95, and her husband, Howard, announce the birth of Zevyn Martin on Jan. 1, 2008. The family resides in Chicago, where Kassidy is a school social worker.
Carlos Narvaez-Hasfura, GL 95, GL 97, and Angeles Lopez-Ortega were married on July 12, 2008. Carlos has established his own law firm, NH Lawyers Company, S.C. The firm specializes in corporate and intellectual property law. Offices are located in Mexico City and Saltillo, Coahuila. E-mail: cnh@nhlawyerscompany.com
Jennifer (Bassen) Strasser, EN 95, and her husband, Scott Strasser, LA 97, announce the birth of Elizabeth Drew on Aug. 8, 2008. She joins big sister, Sammi. The family resides in New York City, where Scott is a principal with GB Merchant Partners and Jenn is the director of the NY office at Cambridge Systematics.
Kevin D. Trost, LA 95, is an associate at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., the nation’s largest creditors’ rights law firm based on revenue and placements. Kevin is working in the Detroit office in the complex litigation department.
Lonny Zion, BU 95, shot an independent film in St. Louis titled My Dad. The film is a dark comedy fairytale that starts when the father of the main character, Clyde, dies. Clyde, played by Zion, goes to his father’s house and finds hundreds of audiotapes from his dad. By listening to these messages from beyond the grave, the pair reconciles and a parent’s love shines through.
Danielle Coe Carter, LA 96, OT 98, and her husband, Chad Carter, EN 97, GB 97, announce the birth of Zachary Joseph on May 9, 2008. He joins big sister, Zoe, 4. The family resides in Maple Grove, Minn.
Gina Galati, LA 96, is a professional opera singer. She has founded her own company, New Opera St. Louis.
Bridget A. Glynn, EN 96, has relocated to her hometown of Chicago after living on the East Coast for the past 12 years. She is the global EHS manager of operations & compliance at General Electric. E-mail: bridget.glynn@ge.com
Wook Jin, SI 96, has been working in crash performance of Hyundai-Kia vehicles for more than 20 years.
Rachel (Cohen) Kassenoff, LA 96, and her husband, Jarred, announce the birth of Ethan Daniel on June 13, 2008. Rachel is an ob/gyn in New York.
Will Rainford, SW 96, was named the 2008 Idaho Social Worker of the Year by the Idaho chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. He is an associate professor in the Boise State University School of Social Work. Rainford has worked on numerous community projects, including the Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter and the Catholic Charities of Idaho.
Noa (Tal) Ashman, LA 97, and her husband, David Ashman, EN 97, announce the birth of Aidan Joshua on Aug. 25, 2008. The family resides in Rockville, Md. Noa is a clinical social worker, who is taking some time off to be a full-time mom. David is the director of engineering at Blackboard, Inc.
Andrew D. Fenzel, LA 97, and Elizabeth S. Cleveland were married on Sept. 13, 2008, in New York City. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in San Francisco.
Kate Haimsohn Kassar, LA 97, SW 98, and her husband, John, announce the birth of Simon Haimsohn on March 20, 2008. He joins big brother, Ethan, 4. The family resides in La Jolla, Calif.
Kevin M. McDonald, LW 97, has relocated with his employer, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., to northern Virginia. He is an assistant general counsel for product and regulatory matters. He also serves as a professional lecturer in law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. E-mail: kevin.mcdonald@vw.com
Ted Perlstein, EN 97, has launched an innovative new company, Fill in the Blank Greetings. He transforms the traditional monologue of greeting cards into a fun, personalized discourse between the sender and receiver. The company offers a unique collection of printed greeting cards with cover “cut-outs” that correspond to blanks in the message on the inside of each card. The cards instruct the recipient to “fill in the blanks” with answers to several provided clues, so the inside of the cards will reveal fun, personal messages that incorporate the recipient’s entries. The recipient can then share his or her creation with the sender online through a patent-pending process. Web site: fillintheblankgreetings.com
Noel Sloboda, GR 97, GR 01, has published a book of poetry titled Shell Games. Sloboda also is a Penn State York teacher and Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival dramaturge.
Mitchell Wunsh, LA 97, and his wife, Supriya, announce the birth of Aurelia Barbra in July 2008. The family resides in San Francisco. Mitchell is a family law/immigrant attorney with Legal Aid Marin.
Dianne Chong, SI 98, SI 98, received the Managerial Leadership award from Women of Color magazine, IBM Corporation, and the selection panel of the National Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Conference.
David Cosloy, LA 98, and Jessica Hope Brodie were married on Oct. 18, 2008. David is senior manager at Deloitte in New York City, where he focuses on services to retail industry clients. He joined Deloitte four years ago after completing his M.B.A. at Georgetown. Jessica is a chef.
Melissa (Levine) Dane, LA 98, and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of Jared Hunter on Sept. 3, 2008. He joins big brother, Logan, 3. The family resides in Northbrook, Ill., where Melissa is a speech language pathologist.
Lura DiAntonio Godfrey, GA 98, and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Samuel Thomas on Aug. 14, 2008. The family resides in Greenville, S.C. Lura owns a residential architecture firm, LDG Design, LLC.
Paul Hirst, GA 98, designed the “Manifesting Building,” a sustainable building that features 76 solar panels. The building was pictured in the fall 2008 magazine. See magazine.wustl.edu/Fall08/AlumniProfiles.html. Hirst is the principal of Oldham Hirst Design, PC in Brainerd, Minn. Web site: ohdesignpc.com
Brian N. Hoffman, LA 98, was selected to receive the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes excellence in legal writing. He is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster in Denver.
Marc Lazar, LA 98, and Katherine Drinen were married on Sept. 13, 2008, in St. Louis. The wedding guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in St. Louis, where Marc is the owner of Cellar Advisors, LLC and Cellar Private Wine Storage, consulting and logistics companies that serve clients with large wine collections nationwide. Katherine is directing the expansion of wine storage facilities in several new markets. E-mail: marc@cellaradvisors.com
Ashleigh (Moses) Lindenauer, FA 98, and her husband, Alec, announce the birth of Grace Ava on Feb. 10, 2008. Ashleigh owns her own graphic design firm in Hollywood, Fla. Alec is a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services in Aventura, Fla.
Stefani Pine Pollack, LA 98, started a blog titled the “Cupcake Project” (cupcakeproject.com). She also runs a second blog, “Food Interviews” (foodinterviews.com), and writes for AOL’s food blog (slashfood.com). Her husband, Jonathan Pollack, EN 98, takes photos for her blogs. He is a freelance photographer for Sauce Magazine. Samples of Jonathan’s work are available at jpollackphoto.com.
Dave Tannehill, LA 98, LA 98, lives in Fenton, Mo., with his wife, Julie, and their sons Drew, 4, and Dylan, 2. Dave completed an internal medicine residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, where he is now in a critical care medicine fellowship.
Alissa (Hartman) Thibeault, LA 98, PT 00, and her husband, Eric, announce the birth of Thomas Joseph on Sept. 10, 2008. The family resides in Denver, where Alissa is a physical therapist specializing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
Laurie Marin, LA 99, and her husband, Mark Kranis, announce the birth of Joshua Eli Kranis on July 24, 2008. He joins big sister, Abigail. The family resides in Grafton, Mass. Laurie is a hospitalist at Milford Regional Hospital in Milford, Mass.
Bess Puvathingal, LA 99, and Jon Milde, EN 99, were married on Aug. 11, 2007, in St. Louis. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Philadelphia. Bess is a graduate student in social psychology at Temple University, and Jon is a graduate student in history & sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dana (Wendler) Scheidt, LA 99, GR 00, and her husband, Matthew Scheidt, LA 00, announce the birth of Peter Douglas on Aug. 10, 2008. He joins big brother, Nathan Christopher, 2. The family resides in St. Louis, where Matthew is an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP. Dana is tutoring while taking leave from her teaching career.
Hedvig B. Wibskov, LA 99, relocated to Washington, D.C., with her husband, Michael, and their son, Gregers. The family previously resided in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hedvig is the assistant director of medical and dental alumni programs at Georgetown University. E-mail: hedvig_w@hotmail.com

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Amy Dodson, LA 00, and Carl Rueffert were married on Sept. 13, 2008. The couple resides in Reston, Va. Amy is pursuing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, and Carl is a senior consultant for SolomonEdwardsGroup.
Emily George, LA 00, and Ian Neugeborn were married on Aug. 2, 2008, in New York City. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Emily is a social worker at the Ross Global Academy, a charter school in Manhattan. Ian is a third-year resident and a clinical assistant instructor in anesthesiology at the State University of New York’s Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
J. Scott Hanson, GR 00, GR 04, was promoted to vice president at Decision Analyst Inc., a leading international marketing research firm based in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Meghan Holland, LA 00, and Greg Squires, AR 02, were married in April 2008 in Seattle. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Seattle’s central district.
Ron Laboray, GF 00, is a conceptual artist with a studio at his home in Granite City, Ill. He is a member of the city’s downtown rehabilitation committee that is working to bring in a cultural center. Ron also is a lecturer in drawing and design at the University.
Sabrina G. Lupero, GA 00, and Christopher Reichert were married on Aug. 16, 2008, in a civil ceremony in Germany. Their church wedding was held on Sept. 27, 2008, in New York City, where the couple resides.
Sarah Nurmela, LA 00, and her husband, Brian Bordenave, announce the birth of Sophie Rose on Sept. 22, 2008. The family resides in Oakland, Calif. Sarah is a senior associate planner and urban designer with Dyett & Bhatia in San Francisco.
Tracy (Odvody) Figueroa, LW 01, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Mallory Claire on Aug. 15, 2008. She joins big sister, Sabrina.
Paul J. Jacobson, LA 01, and Lisa Gartner were married on July 6, 2008, in Sydney, Australia. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Paul is a rabbi for Emanuel Synagogue, and Lisa is a pre-school teacher and helps manage a local yoga and pilates studio.
David Nakayama, FA 01, is a freelance artist in the comic book industry. Nakayama has drawn popular characters, including Spider-Man and the Hulk for Marvel Comics. He is now drawing for a brand-new comic titled Big Hero 6, which follows the exploits of Japan’s premiere superhero team in the Marvel Universe.
Solana Rice, LA 01, and Nate Dewart, LA 01, were married in St. Louis on May 25, 2008. The family resides in Oakland, Calif., where Nate is in his first year at the University of California, Berkeley. He is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy with an emphasis on energy and the environment. Solana is working for a national nonprofit. E-mail: solananate@mac.com
Peter T. Richtsmeier, LA 01, is married to Erin L. O’Bryan. He finished his Ph.D. in linguistics in summer 2008. He is a postdoc at the University of Kansas.
Ashley (Weiner) Royle, BU 01, and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of Alec Lance on July 15, 2008. The family resides in Baltimore.
Christie (Wolff) Schmuke, LW 01, is an associate attorney at Affinity Law Group, LLC in St. Louis. She specializes in corporate law, tax, estate planning, and mergers and aquisitions.
Justin L. Silver, BU 01, graduated from Harvard Business School, where he received the Dean’s Award for Leadership. He is now a health-care venture capitalist in New York City at Radius Ventures.
Taro Tateiwa, GB 01, is the general manager of global human resources development at Mitsui & Company HRD Institute in Tokyo, Japan.
Liz (Connolly) Zimmerly, EN 01, is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Washington. She recently completed an internship with Stockholm Environment Institute that focused on projecting the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that Seattle can achieve through various policies.
Ashley (Wright) Baker, LA 02, and her husband, Marcus, announce the birth of Finley Audrith on March 28, 2008.
Rachel K. Katz, LA 02, founded Natural Zest, LLC, an integrative nutrition counseling service. She works locally in St. Louis and with distance clients. She also is pursuing a master’s degree in human nutrition. Web site: naturalzest.com
Danny M. Meyer, LA 02, is a high school history teacher in Miami.
Bob Becnel, SI 03, was named a Fellow in the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). This membership honors active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary service to the profession, the society, and the community. Becnel is a network systems engineer for the ISAS Program for the Boeing Company Advanced Systems in St. Louis.
Lexi Cullen-Baker, LA 03, and Ryan Cassilly, EN 05, were married on Sept. 14, 2008, in New York City. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York City, where Lexi is a stand-up comedian and Ryan is a medical student at Columbia University.
Roger E. Janovsky, SI 03, is an IT manager for BJC HealthCare System. For the third consecutive year, he rode his bicycle 500 miles across Iowa with 10,000 other people in the 36th annual RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).
Christopher C. King, EN 03, LA 03, is lead engineer at Gravity Mobile in San Francisco. He also is technical editor for an upcoming book on Java ME development.
Laurel (Griggs) Larsen, EN 03, GR 03, defended her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and is a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. She is working on restoration science for the Everglades.
Charles J. Vaske, EN 03, and Yvette S. Mimieux were married on Jan. 1, 2008, in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. The couple resides in Santa Cruz, Calif., where Charlie is a fourth-year graduate candidate for a Ph.D. in bio-informatics at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Yvette also is a fourth-year candidate for a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the university.
Lori Adrienne Apfel, LA 04, joined Brian O’Keefe Architect, P.C. The firm designs both traditional and modern high-end residential architecture. Some of the firm’s projects have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens. Lori resides in Manhattan. E-mail: LoriA@wustl.edu
Tafline Crawford, GR 04, joined the faculty in the anatomy department at Des Moines University.
Santina Grant, LA 04, and Chris Wheat, LA 04, were married on July 12, 2008, in Chicago. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. Chris is in the MBA program at the University of Chicago, and Santina is in the MD/MPH program at the University of Illinois.
Sarah Holtz, LA 04, SW 07, and Daniel Stout were married on June 7, 2008, at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis.
Tara Liss, LA 04, FA 04, and John-Carlos Marino, FA 04, were married on Aug. 16, 2008, in Philadelphia. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Philadelphia, where they both attend the University of Pennsylvania. Tara is pursuing a doctorate degree at the Annenberg School for Communication, and John-Carlos is working on a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Education.
Rose-Louissa Oburra, LA 04, is a graduate student at Cornell University.
Julia Reardon, BU 04, and Evan Noetzel, LA 04, were married in May 2008 in New Orleans. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Chicago. Julia is a graduate student at the University of Chicago, pursuing a master’s of business administration degree and a master’s of social service administration degree. Evan is an associate editor at Talcott Communications.
Alexa Simon, LA 04, and Michael P. Meara, EN 03, were married on June 1, 2008, in Boston. The wedding guests included many University alumni. Michael is in the second year of his general surgery residency at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, N.C. Alexa is a first-year internal medicine resident at ECU as well.
Jessica Sperling, LA 04, and Graham Smokoski, LA 05, were married on July 13, 2008. The couple resides in New York City.
Dan Wald, EN 04, is a test director for a research and development satellite to be launched in 2009.
Nicole Buskus, LA 05, moved to Chicago from Madison, Wis.
Jami L. Crespo, LA 05, recently moved to Madison, Wis., to begin a dual-degree program in law and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rena Goodman, LA 05, is attending University of California-Davis for a doctorate in chemistry.
Brandon Heller, EN 05, SI 07, and Saumya Garg, EN 07, SI 07, EN 07, won $10,000 in the Wal-Mart Better Living Business Plan Competition. Brandon and Saumya’s business plan was the runner-up in the competition.
Elle Stewart, LA 05, and Josh Morton, EN 06, were married on June 28, 2008, in Philadelphia. The couple resides in Arlington, Va. In May 2008, Elle earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from George Washington University. She works for Fairfax County Public Schools. Josh is a civil engineer for Kiewit Construction Company.
Sally Zweimueller, LA 05, is attending the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is pursuing a master’s of public health degree in global health.
James R. Eckstein, EN 06, graduated with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Purdue University in May 2008. He is an engineer on the liquid propulsion team at the Aerospace Corporation.
Brandi Adams, LA 07, spent summer 2008 in Tanzania working in the ob/gyn department of a hospital. She is in her second year of medical school at Cornell.
Lynn Eisenberg, LA 07, is the deputy field director of the Campaign for Change in South Florida. Before taking on this position, she worked in a variety of roles in the Obama campaign.
Emily J. Hessler, LA 07, is attending medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Laura M. Holzweg, GR 07, is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She is studying Near Eastern art and archaeology with a focus on Islamic archaeology.
Kevin M. Kiley, GB 07, was promoted to senior associate director of M.B.A. admissions at the Olin Business School at the University.
Jason Sperling, LA 07, is a marketing analyst at CarMax headquarters in Richmond, Va.
Jacquelyn L. Whitney, LA 07, is a second-year medical student at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Sally Bergmann, BU 08, is attending Georgetown University Law Center.
Morgen Leonard-Fleckman, LA 08, is a Teach For America corps member in Kansas City.
Melissa R. Loeb, LA 08, is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.
Sudie Nallo, SW 08, is director of service scholar programs at the Francis Center for Servant Leadership at Pfeiffer University.
David I. Schwartz, LA 08, is a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University.
Rekha Sharma, LA 08, is a financial services representative with John Hancock Financial Network. She also is a part-time substitute teacher in the Webster Groves School District. Her husband, Tamir Siam, is a graduate student in electrical engineering at the University.
Stuart Webb, LA 08, is pursuing a Ph.D. in finance at Duke University in the Fuqua School of Business.