Doris (Wehmeier) Weber, LA 32; July ’09 • Rowena (Mann) Baldwin, NU 33; March ’08 • Barbara (Deibel) Pauley, LA 33; Aug. ’09 • August S. Erspamer, EN 34, SI 35; Jan. ’08 • Maxine (Wells) Hansen, LA 34; Jan. ’09 • August H. Lamack, EN 34; Sept. ’09 • Morris D. Marcus, MD 34; Aug. ’09 • Natalie (Simon) Weil, UC 34; Sept. ’08 • Alice (Parker) Wilson, LA 34; Jan. ’08 • Gilbert F. Craig, BU 35; March ’09 • Myra (Friedman) Dubinsky, LA 35; Aug. ’09 • Morris M. Fine, EN 35; April ’09 • Mae A. Cella, LA 36; June ’08 • Lois (Lange) Chesterson, SW 36; April ’09 • J. William McCrackin, EN 36; Oct. ’08 • Elinor (Levis) Strassner, LA 36; Aug. ’09 • Leota Janke, GR 37; Feb. ’08 • Hortense (Cornitius) Lincors, FA 37; Oct. ’08 • John W. Losse, Jr., BU 37; June ’08 • Hope (Barnard) McKeehan, FA 37; Sept. ’08 • Louis Pechersky, DE 37; Aug. ’09 • Jane (Overly) Risk, LA 37; Aug. ’08 • Bea (Backer) Ziegler, UC 37; July ’08 • Everett B. Best, BU 38; Jan. ’09 • John D. Covington, BU 38; April ’08 • U. L. Dubois, BU 38; Jan. ’09 • Leo M. Hendrix, BU 38; Oct. ’08 • Edith (Greiderer) Kaufman, LA 38, GR 39; July ’08 • Frances (Borgsteadt) Littleton, LA 38; June ’09 • Dorothy (Simpson) Palmer, SW 38; March ’09 • William J. Vogler, LA 38, GR 40; July ’09 • Adele (Helmkampf) Weicker, LA 38; July ’09 • Elizabeth H. Wright, NU 38; Feb. ’09 • Robert F. Baumgartner, BU 39; June ’09 • Mary (Filsinger) Kessler, FA 39; May ’09 • Elizabeth C. Schwinn, LA 39; Oct. ’08 • Mildred Bush Cook, FA; Sept. ’09
Ella (Pfeiffenberger) Anschuetz, GR 40; June ’09 • Harry W. Fulbright, LA 40, GR 42, GR 44; May ’09 • Silas G. Ramsey, Jr., EN 40; Dec. ’08 • Sue (Rubin) Wolverson, BU 40; Sept. ’09 • Mary (Wilson) Skinner, LA 41; Aug. ’09 • Marjorie (Snyder) Dunlap, NU 42; July ’09 • Suzanne (Sobel) Hoffman, LA 42; July ’09 • Robert A. McCarthy, EN 42, SI 47; March ’09 • E. LeVerl Barrett, MD 43; Aug. ’09 • Richard D. Korns, DE 43; March ’09 • Mary (Farrell) Schultz, LA 43; July ’09 • Vernon G. Becker, DE 44; Aug. ’08 • Woodrow D. East, LA 44; Feb. ’09 • Ralph Fargotstein, MD 44; July ’09 • Warren L. Vammen, DE 44; Aug. ’08 • Carol (Cohen) Frank, LA 45; April ’09 • Miriam (Wetteroth) Marsh, FA 45; Aug. ’09 • George K. Shimizu, LA 45, DE 49; July ’09 • Mark Adolphus, BU 46; Aug. ’09 • Roland “Jack” Fowler, DE 46; July ’09 • Mary (Kiyomura) Hamaji, LA 46; May ’09 • Mary (Waters) Lord, LA 46; May ’09 • Samuel Feldman, EN 47; Sept. ’09 • Wanda (Ray) Frazee, NU 47; July ’08 • Elvera C. Guebert, PT 47, NU 51; July ’09 • Mona (Shuttleworth) Mattingly, LA 47; Jan. ’08 • John A. Nuetzel, MD 47; July ’09 • Robert L. Quigley, LA 47, BU 48; April ’09 • Rosemary (Hubbard) Reagan, PT 47; Sept. ’09 • Elmer H. Wohlschlaeger, BU 47; Aug. ’09 • Robert M. Davis, EN 48; July ’09 • Robert J. Herschler, LA 48; March ’09 • Alfred S. Jennings, EN 48, SI 49, SI 51; May ’09 • Richard P. Knapp, BU 48; Nov. ’08 • Eugene L. McMurtry, EN 48; Feb. ’09 • Marvin L. Molasky, BU 48; Aug. ’09 • Dorothy (Morgan) Ramsay, GR 48; June ’09 • Edward E. Schmitt, LA 48; July ’08 • John P. Schuette, EN 48, SI 61; June ’09 • Philomen (Kelly) Severance, UC 48; July ’09 • Harold B. Bamburg, LW 49; July ’09 • Betty (Lentz) Barron, BU 49, LA 69; Sept. ’09 • Jack B. Geaslin, BU 49; July ’09 • Paul W. Gericke, EN 49; July ’09 • George F. Gillette, LA 49; Sept. ’09 • Robert E. Kane, EN 49; Sept. ’09 • Arthur J. Reimers, Jr., BU 49; July ’09 • Jerome J. Wieselman, EN 49; Jan. ’08
Charles E. Brady, DE 50; Feb. ’09 • David G. Christianson, BU 50; Aug. ’09 • H. Milton Gehlert, BU 50; Aug. ’09 • William R. Harrington, EN 50; July ’09 • Arthur J. James, LA 50; June ’09 • Alexander S. Mezines, EN 50; Sept. ’09 • Victoria M. Olds, SW 50; Nov. ’08 • Neal J. Schmelzel, GR 50; April ’09 • Albert E. Stevenson, Jr., EN 50; April ’08 • Leonard C. Vogel, EN 50; July ’09 • Gerald Weathers, GR 50; Feb. ’08 • Anita Weis, GR 50; April ’09 • Samuel S. Zebelman, LA 50; June ’09 • Mrs. Jack Zuckner, UC 50; July ’09 • Benjamin F. Bush II, BU 51; July ’09 • Robert A. Hagen, BU 51; March ’08 • Gene E. Hempe, AR 51; Aug. ’09 • Peter A. Morrell, LA 51; March ’09 • Charles E. Dierker, LA 52; Sept. ’08 • Bobby D. Fritz, DE 52; March ’08 • Charles H. Kirkpatrick, BU 52; March ’08 • Robert R. Rademaker, EN 52; Aug. ’09 • Brockman Schumacher, Sr., GR 52, GR 69; Aug. ’09 • Betty (Schickedanz) Seppi, LA 52; Feb. ’09 • Arnold C. Siedschlag, AR 52; May ’09 • Allan N. Zacher, Jr., LW 52, GR 71; April ’09 • James E. Case, Jr., EN 53; Aug. ’09 • A. Paul Mueller, EN 53; Sept. ’09 • John B. Spaulding, MD 53; Oct. ’08 • Rhys A. Williams, MD 53; April ’09 • Clement B. Fox, GR 54; March ’09 • Melvin A. Hoey, BU 54; Feb. ’09 • Claude H. Zwart, Jr., BU 54, GB 60; Feb. ’09 • John G. Durham, DE 56; Aug. ’09 • Theodore A. Kaminski, UC 56; July ’09 • Frances E. Sanders, LA 56; July ’09 • James G. Becker, EN 57; July ’09 • George W. Billmyer III, EN 57; March ’09 • Richard L. McKay, DE 57; Jan. ’08 • Millicent R. Roworth, GR 57; May ’09 • Vernon R. Debus, DE 58; July ’08 • Robert R. Eckert, BU 58; Oct. ’08 • Kenneth W. Gentsch, MD 58; July ’09 • Thomas A. Littmann, EN 58; June ’09 • Virgil M. Marti, Sr., SI 58; Aug. ’09 • Henry C. Mellone, GB 58; Aug. ’09 • Carl E. Roth, LA 58; Aug. ’09 • Vergil H. Fletcher, GR 59; June ’09 • Sue (Steiner) Gallop, LA 59; Sept. ’09 • Walter W. Hamilton, SW 59; Aug. ’09 • Michael J. Melburn, BU 59; June ’09 • Edwin R. Muehlemann, EN 59; Dec. ’08 • Karleen G. Redle, LA 59; Feb. ’09 • Anita D. Riddle, LA 59; Sept. ’09
Nettie E. Cook-Dove, GR 60; Oct. ’08 • Anna (West) Daniels, UC 60; Aug. ’09 • George W. Finch, EN 60, EN 62, LW 67; April ’09 • Charles M. Fleming, EN 60; Aug. ’09 • Robert M. Forman, BU 60; Feb. ’09 • Alexander Kaczmarczyk, GR 60; Feb. ’09 • Eugene D. Levin, BU 61; Aug. ’09 • Ethel Ransdell, UC 61; May ’08 • Henry R. Etter, LA 62; March ’09 • Joseph P. Hudson, GR 62; Sept. ’08 • Guy D. Hughes, GR 62; April ’09 • Virgil R. Koch, UC 62; July ’09 • Ellen E. Morrical, LA 62; Jan. ’08 • Andrew F. Tegethoff, Jr., LW 62; Aug. ’09 • Gloria A. Wallace, UC 62; Nov. ’08 • Gerad Wolf, EN 62; Jan. ’09 • William M. Yen, GR 62; Jan. ’08 • Lorraine E. Galle, SW 63; April ’09 • Mary (Hagemeister) Goodley, LA 63; March ’09 • William J. Hoetker, GR 63, GR 67; March ’09 • Tamea L. Petersen, GR 63; Feb. ’09 • Homer W. Potts, Jr., UC 63; July ’09 • William G. Tamalis, UC 63; July ’09 • Mrs. Joseph Goldstein, LA 64; July ’09 • Eugene Gross, UC 64; Nov. ’08 • Joseph P. Hopkins, UC 64; Aug. ’08 • Fred Rosen, UC 64; Sept. ’09 • Henriette (Baer) Ackerman, GR 65; Aug. ’09 • Marsha (Gale) Bohm, LA 65; Feb. ’09 • Earl P. French, UC 65; March ’09 • Marlin L. Funk, EN 65; March ’08 • Eleanor M. Henderson, UC 65; Sept. ’08 • King Hardin, UC 66, UC 72; Sept. ’08 • John D. Griffith, UC 67; Feb. ’09 • Mary Tobias Hagan, GR 67, GR 71; April ’09 • Jon E. Ferner, TI 68, UC 72; Feb. ’09 • Franklin E. Perkins, GR 68; Aug. ’09 • David A. Cain, GR 69; July ’09 • Rachel Melechen, GR 69; June ’09 • Robert E. Schaefer, UC 69; May ’09
Joel B. Goldsteen, GA 70; May ’09 • Thomas D. Lustig, LA 70; May ’08 • David R. Tredrea, SI 70, SI 70; Aug. ’09 • Clarence F. Buckley, SI 71; June ’08 • Gloria J. Luecking, UC 71, UC 80; Nov. ’08 • Gary A. Tobin, LA 71; July ’09 • Brenda J. Buchanan, GR 72; April ’09 • Alan P. Sloma, LA 73; May ’09 • Patrick F. Stranahan, DE 73; Nov. ’08 • Cleart C. Jones, UC 74; Jan. ’09 • Howard E. Rosenbaum, LA 74; Sept. ’08 • Vernon L. Trevathan, Jr., SI 74; May ’09 • Dane W. Garrett, LW 75; Aug. ’08 • Brian D. Gilbert, HA 76; March ’09 • William H. Baird, LA 77; Sept. ’09 • Thomas E. Knox, TI 77; Sept. ’08 • Jeanne (Donnelly) Doll, UC 78; Aug. ’09 • Leslie D. Edwards, LW 78; July ’09 • G. Russell Stanton, Jr., GL 79; Feb. ’09
John J. Dwyer, GR 80; April ’09 • Jacqueline (Goodman) Levine, GR 80; July ’09 • Terry J. King, UC 81, TI 82; Jan. ’09 • William D. Stephenson, LA 81; Sept. ’09 • Eduardo Jaramillo, GR 83, GR 86; Dec. ’08 • Thomas P. McBride, TI 85; July ’09 • Patrick J. Abegg, LA 86; April ’09 • Michael T. Milliano, LA 86; Aug. ’09 • Lawrence F. Swann, GR 88; Aug. ’09
Lynn (Stockman) Imergoot,UC 90; July ’09 • John Jennings, TI 93; Aug. ’08 • Kara Aya-Welland, BU 95, LA 95; July ’09 • Mark N. Detrich, UC 97; June ’09
Elizabeth High Baker
Elizabeth High Baker, AB ’40, a generous University supporter, died Saturday, March 14, 2009.
Baker was active in her community. She belonged to Allegro, the Forest Club, and the Houston Country Club. She also was a member of the altar guild of St. Francis Episcopal Church and Palmer Episcopal Church.
In 2001, she established the Burke and Elizabeth High Baker Chair of Child Developmental Psychology at the University.
Phyllis J. Bigpond
Phyllis J. Bigpond, MSW ’72, executive director of the Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), died Saturday, September 26, 2009.
Bigpond, a member of the Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma, became the founding executive director of DIFRC in 2000.
In 2007, she received the Swanee Hunt Award for excellence in nonprofit work. She was named Outstanding Native American Leader by the Association of American Indian Social Work and earned the Distinguished Alumna Award from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Philip R. Dodge
Philip R. Dodge, professor emeritus of pediatrics and of neurology, died Sunday, August 30, 2009.
He was a founder of pediatric neurology and head of the Department of Pediatrics for 21 years. He was substantially responsible for the creation of St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
His daughter, Judy Speck, is a senior research technician in the Department of Otolaryngology.
Bernie Fuchs, an illustrator and graduate of the School of Art, died Thursday, September 17, 2009.
Beginning in the mid-1950s, Fuchs’ work appeared in several magazines—ranging from Cosmopolitan and McCall’s to The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated.
Fuchs received more than 100 awards. In 1975, he became the youngest illustrator ever elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.
Leonard B. Gulbransen
Leonard B. Gulbransen, professor emeritus of metallurgy, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
Gulbransen joined the University as associate professor of metallurgy in 1954. In 1958, he was promoted to professor, and then became emeritus in 1991.
He served as vice chairman of the American Society for Metals from 1961 to 1962.
Lynn Imergoot, associate director of intramurals and club sports and former women’s tennis coach, died Friday, July 24, 2009.
A four-time University Athletic Association (UAA) Coach of the Year, Imergoot built the Bears’ program from the ground level up to a national contender. In 30 seasons as head coach of the Bears, she tabulated a career record of 435–164. Imergoot guided the University to seven NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
Lee Robins, professor emerita of social science in psychiatry, died Friday, September 25, 2009.
A world leader in psychiatric epidemiology research, Robins had worked in the Department of Psychiatry for more than 50 years. Robins wrote the Diagnostic Interview Schedule and was one of the principal investigators for the landmark Epidemiologic Catchment Area study in the 1980s.
She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Her husband, Hugh Chaplin, Jr., is professor emeritus of medicine.
Margaret Bush Wilson
Margaret Bush Wilson, trustee emerita of Washington University, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009.
Wilson was a prominent civil rights attorney in the 1960s and the first woman of color to chair the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The second woman of color admitted to practice law in Missouri, Wilson served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1978 until her death. She was a charter member of the Arts & Sciences National Council and a member of the advisory board for the American Culture Studies Program in Arts & Sciences.
Wilson served as U.S. attorney for the legal division of the rural electrification administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and assistant attorney general of Missouri. She managed a St. Louis law firm for more than 40 years.
In 1978, she received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Washington University.
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John “Jack” Pickering, LA 38, was honored on his 93rd birthday for serving 14 years as senior mentor in an environmental education program in New Mexico schools.
Elizabeth (O’Neal) Haskins, NU 45, became a great-grandmother for the first time with the birth of Maddox Bishop Blaha. Haskins resides in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Mary Rieser Davidson, LA 47, GR 49, and her husband, Jack P. Davidson, GR 51, GR 52, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2009. Both have retired from the University of Kansas and are active in local Democratic Party politics.
William Tao, SI 50, SI 97, was named to the 2009 class of Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors.
Nicola (Campbell) James, LA 57, and her husband, Rufus, perform living history presentations at re-enactments, schools, historic sites, etc. They still perform “Black Lyric Forms” (programs of songs, poetry, and stories) in concerts internationally. The couple has a granddaughter, Christa Akilah James, born on July 3, 2009, to their son, Dabe, and their daughter-in-law, Annika.
ßGloria (Bohm) Geiger, LA 58, retired in 2006 and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling abroad, and ballroom dancing.
Marilynne (Gersten) Bradley, FA 60, published St. Louis in Watercolor (Reedy Press, 2008), a book that features her paintings of historic buildings. Her award-winning watercolors have been accepted in many exhibits across the nation.
Jack Eggmann, BU 62, has made book-signing and promotional appearances in Florida, Rhode Island, and New York at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. His book, The Roots of Tennis: Blue Bloods to Blue Collars, was named a book of the year in 2008 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the sports category by local authors.
H. Kenneth Fisher, MD 62, is board certified in internal, pulmonary, and sleep medicine. He was named among Southern California’s Best Physicians and Consumer Research Council’s List of America’s Best Physicians. Fisher joined a group of cardiology consultants as an in-house consultant for pulmonary and sleep medicine.
Lawrence K. Pettit, GR 62, is a retired university president. He is currently writing two books. Pettit serves as a senior consultant for an executive search firm, EFL Associates, and is vice chair of the board for Humanities Montana. He is on the Registry of Retired University Presidents, meaning that he is interested in an occasional interim presidency. He has four children and five grandchildren.
John L. Roeder, LA 62, published his first book, Teaching About Energy, in November 2008. The resource book contains activities for teachers developed for the Physics Teaching Resource Agents program of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Web site: www.aapt.org
Uldis Roze, GR 64, published The North American Porcupine, 2nd Ed. (Cornell University Press, 2009).
C. Alan Beeler, GR 65, GR 73, is a composer and continues to work at creating music for all serious media. His orchestral works will be released in late 2009 by Parma Records on a new label. The works were recorded by professional orchestras in Prague; Bratislava, Slovakia; London; and New York City under the auspices of the Master Musicians Collective.
Josh Grossman, MD 65, continues to teach Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); mentor/tutor for the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination; write book reviews for Tennessee Medicine; and speak to allied health-care provider professions and civic clubs on topics such as “Children with Cancer I Have Referred to Make-A-Wish.” He received the American Heart Training Center Instructor Award for “the most knowledgeable ACLS instructor” voted by the ACLS students. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvey M. Jones, MD 66, is a physician and a professor of pathology at University of North Carolina Hospitals and School of Medicine. He is pursuing a degree in history. Jones has five sons and 10 grandchildren. His wife, Becky, is a nurse in the critical care units at UNC Hospitals.
Perci Chester, FA 67, has a three-part stainless steel sculpture, “Gyr Family Cycle,” installed in the new Promenade Sculpture Park, an extension of Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Minn. Her glass “Tzedakah Box” is on display through May 2010 as part of Beyond Charity: Tzedakah Boxes and the Jewish Tradition in the Judaica Gallery of Jewish Arts and Culture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Bela Denes, LA 69, MD 73, heads up drug development for Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, Calif., after practicing urology for 23 years. Residing in Laguna Beach, Denes runs a free clinic in Orange on the weekends and is vice president of the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club.
Michael F. Finkel, LA 69, MD 73, is involved with advocacy work with the American Academy of Neurology, the World Federation of Neurology, and the World Neurology Foundation (WNF). He has served as president of the WNF since 2006. The foundation has many projects to improve neurological care—the most successful being the Tool Kits for Neurologists program, which sends basic clinical examination equipment to colleagues in Africa. Web site: www.worldneurology.org
Barbara (Barton) Greenberg, LA 69, and her husband, Mark, reside in New Orleans after a two-year, post-Katrina hiatus to Houston. The couple has three children and four grandchildren. Barbara is an independent college advisor, and Mark sells insurance and investments.
Earl O. Henry, GB 69, is retired from banking and now promotes prints of his late father’s paintings of birds. Henry is an S-scale model railroader. He and his wife, Marilyn, are active ballroom dancers.
Sheldon H. Smith, LA 70, received the 2009 Law Stars Award as the outstanding attorney from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He earned a JD and an LLM from the University of Denver and has taught there in both the law school and graduate tax program. Smith is a partner at Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of employee benefits/ERISA.
Joe Madison, LA 71, interviewed Hall of Fame running back, activist, and actor Jim Brown. The interviews were broadcast on SIRIUS XM Radio. Madison is recognized as a human and civil rights activist, abolitionist against slavery in Africa, television commentator, columnist, lecturer, labor and corporate spokesman, musician, and athlete.
James J. Marx, EN 71, and his wife, Cynthia (Lowrey) Marx, LA 71, announce that their daughter, Bethany, was chosen to be a tenure-track assistant professor of theater at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is an honors scholar alumna of the University of Evansville and holds a graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Sanford V. Teplitzky, LA 71, was selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of healthcare law.
Gail Milissa Grant, LA 72, received first prize at the Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year 2009 awards ceremony in the category of autobiography/memoirs for her book, At the Elbows of My Elders: One Family’s Journey Toward Civil Rights (Missouri History Museum Press, 2008). Benjamin Franklin awards are part of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Grant was featured in the spring 2009 magazine: magazine.wustl.edu/Spring09/GailMilissaGrant.html
Shirley A. Kennett, EN 72, has published seven thriller novels.
Robert Steinberg, LA 72, received the Maryland State Bar Association’s Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award. The award is presented to a judge who has demonstrated exceptional judicial temperament, patience, civility, and courtesy.
Steven C. Kohl, LA 73, LW 77, was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2010 list. He is a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP in Michigan and specializes in environmental law.
Maurice L. Shevin, LA 73, was selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of banking law and corporate law. He is an attorney with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt in Birmingham.
John Jines, LA 74, recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of marriage and ownership of his own insurance agency. His daughter completed her first year at the University of Missouri where she is studying journalism.
Barry Tilson, FA 74, was awarded winning status in the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards competition. Tilson is the president of Stan Gellman Graphic Design, Inc. This is the ninth consecutive year that Tilson and the firm have been recognized by this annual national design competition.
Valerie Lemmie, GR 75, was inaugurated as the second Inclusive Management Fellow of the coast-to-coast inclusive management initiative within the Center for Public Administration and Policy and the School for Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region. She is commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and a leading scholar on the subject of public management in enhancing democracy.
Paul Tang, GR 75, GR 82, is professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University, Long Beach.
Stephen Yablon, LA 75, recently completed the Betances Community Center & Boxing Gym in New York City. The center includes a dramatic, light-filled boxing arena, and is home to a legendary youth boxing program in the South Bronx. Yablon is the founder of Stephen Yablon Architect in New York. Web site: www.syarch.com
Robert Ansehl, LA 76, is a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of insurance and reinsurance. Ansehl is based in the firm’s New York City office.
Valri (Weir) Bieniek, LA 76, recently returned from a trip to Europe with her husband, Ron. They have four daughters and two grandsons. Valri develops online environments that promote problem solving. Ron is professor of physics, and director of new faculty programs and Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Terry J. Martin, UC 76, SW 77, published Journeys Through Life: Tales of Change (JMT Publications, 2009). The book aims to demystify the therapeutic process and remove the stigma that often accompanies an individual’s pursuit of emotional health through therapy.
James S. Mendelson, LA 76, is an investment advisor representative at Forest Hills Financial Group in New York. He helps firms build capital and cut expenses. He shows people how to turn their taxes and liabilities into assets and income to achieve financial security.
David A. Sherbow, LW 76, has been in the music business for 35 years and just launched a user-generated music booking Web site at www.LiveMusicMachine.com. He has 1,500 followers on Twitter at MusicBizGuy, and he has a blog at www.musicbizguy.com.
Gregory W. Kleffner, BU 77, is the chief financial officer of Stein Mart, Inc.
Robert Kulesher, HA 77, is the director of the Bachelor of Science in health services management program at the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville. Kulesher, an associate professor, received tenure on July 1, 2009. He is a health policy specialist and an experienced hospital and nursing home administrator.
Edward P. Syron, HA 77, received a PhD in human development/health promotion from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. He relocated to Dayton, Ohio, where he is director of the cardiovascular service line at the Miami Valley Hospital.
Janice Levy, LA 78, is a professor of photography in the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Fifteen of her photographs are being featured at Photo-Eye, an online gallery based in Santa Fe, N.M. The images are from Levy’s Out of Place series made in Madagascar. Her photographs will be exhibited through summer 2010 and can be viewed at www.photo-eye.com.
Stephen R. Woodley, LA 78, DE 82, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 in the personal injury litigation category. He is a principal in the law firm of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC in St. Louis.
Joan (Sosnowitz) Wyner, LA 78, SW 79, is a licensed clinical social worker. She has two children: Zac, a senior at Northeastern, and Emily, a freshman at Tufts University. In her free time, Wyner is an actress/singer in community theater.
Scott A. Barton, FA 80, is the founder of Gravy, LLC and an executive chef and culinary consultant. He is pursuing his PhD at the New York University Steinhart School of Education in the department of food studies.
Randal S. Farber, BU 80, GB 81, was named to the State Bar of Texas Disability Issues Committee. He is a partner at Jackson Walker, where he practices primarily in the real estate, finance, and corporate areas.
Dennis J. Hall, GA 80, is president-elect of the Construction Specifications Institute. He will assume the role of president on July 1, 2010. Hall is the founder of Hall Architects, an architectural design firm, and HALL Building Information Group, a consulting firm specializing in specifications, legal support, and building technology. He has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas.
Randall S. Rich, LW 80, joined the energy practice of Pierce Atwood, LLP as a partner. In addition to helping Pierce Atwood build its Washington, D.C., office, he will continue his representation of energy companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, and state regulatory commissions in natural gas and oil pipeline regulatory and compliance matters and related business issues. Rich and his wife, Debra, reside in McLean, Va., with their sons, Adam and Cory, and their dog, Puffin.
(Photo: Jack Hubbard)
Recognized with Marconi Award
On October 9, 2009, research partners Andrew R. Chraplyvy (left), AB ’72, and Robert W. Tkach (not pictured) received the Marconi Fellowship and Prize from Bob Lucky (right), president of the Marconi Society at Columbia University. The annual award honors the leading figures in telecommunications and information technologies whose achievements have contributed significantly to human progress. Chraplyvy and Tkach were recognized for their development of techniques that greatly increase the transmission capacity of communications systems.
“We invented an optical fiber, Non-Zero Dispersion Fiber (NZDF), that has become an industry standard and has enabled the explosive growth in communications bandwidth,” says Chraplyvy. The pair went on to develop the concept of dispersion management, based on NZDF, which dramatically increased fiber-optic capacity and is now used in all high-speed, high-capacity fiber-optic communications systems throughout the world.
Chraplyvy manages a Bell Labs research organization whose mission is to invent future optical communications systems and innovative optical networking concepts.
Anwar Basha, SW 81, is the general manager of an Australian-based company. He has a son, Arman. E-mail: email@example.com
Michele Berman, MD 81, HS 84, is the founder and managing partner of CelebrityDiagnosis.com. The site offers background information on health conditions in the news. Berman is a pediatrician.
Gladys Caines Coggswell, UC 81, published Stories from the Heart: Missouri’s African American Heritage (University of Missouri Press, 2009). Coggswell was the first black president of the Missouri Folklore Society and is founder of the By Word of Mouth Storytelling Guild.
Michael Moedritzer, LA 81, lives in a 100-year-old fixer-upper house in the Central District of Seattle. He works for a small architecture and urban design firm on the HOPE VI-funded redevelopment of public-housing projects into new mixed-use and mixed-income communities. Moedritzer also works on other subsidized low-income housing projects in Seattle and surrounding communities. He has three sons: Chris, Lukas, and Stefan.
Margaret (Klein) Kitzmiller, LA 82, and John Kitzmiller, EN 83, have four teenage children. Their daughter, Anne, is a freshman at Washington University.
Sylvia (Kugelman) Manewith, LA 82, and her husband, Stuart Manewith, BU 81, have been married almost 27 years and have lived in St. Louis since they graduated from Washington University. They have two children: Aaron, a sophomore at the University of Kansas, and Julia, a junior in high school. Stuart works for Blackbaud, Inc., a software company that specializes in not-for-profit software. Sylvia works for Missouri Baptist Medical Center in development.
John Berendzen, LA 84, GA 87, presented at the DatacenterDynamics’ Technology Conference in Chicago on Oct. 20, 2009. His presentation focused on the architectural design of Green Data Centers. Berendzen also presented at The Broad Group’s conference in London on Oct. 22, 2009. His presentation discussed innovative power and cooling solutions for major data centers. A partner with St. Louis–based Fox Architects, Berendzen has designed award-winning LEED certified data centers for Monsanto and the recently dedicated Emerson Data Center with the anticipation of achieving LEED Gold Certification.
David P. Blake, LA 84, completed his fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. He and his wife, Miriam (Rosen) Blake, EN 85, are relocating to Dayton, Ohio, with their children: Benjamin, 16, and Alexandra, 14. David is commander, 88th Surgical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton. During his fellowship, he completed board certification in surgical critical care, became certified as a physician executive by the American College of Physician Executives, and was selected as the first alumni inductee to the Rho Chapter (University of Massachusetts) of the prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health. During their time in Norfolk, Miriam garnered accolades as a project leader for Parsons, an international engineering and services corporation. She has overseen the completion of several hundred basic facility requirements for Navy units under a multi-million dollar U.S. contract. Miriam will continue her work for Parsons as the quality control officer on this worldwide Navy project.
Gary Gelfman, LA 84, LA 84, formed a new law practice, Gelfman & Ghezzi, PLLC, in The Woodlands, Texas. The firm specializes in business and civil litigation; construction defects and law; contracts and contract disputes; corporate law; insurance law and coverage; business formation; labor and employment law; and transportation law.
Stephen Alpart, BU 85, is a managing director at Prudential Real Estate Investors in New York City. He is responsible for growing a high yield debt funds platform for institutional investors.
Daniel Waksman, LA 85, recently began a new emergency medicine position in North Carolina. His wife, Jane, passed away suddenly in May 2009.
Timothy Emerson, EN 86, received the 2009 Woodie Flowers Award for outstanding mentoring of a FIRST robotics team at the St. Louis FIRST Regional Competition.
Randi V. Morrison, LA 86, LW 89, was appointed senior vice president, legal, secretary, and general counsel of DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants. She previously served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of CSK Auto Corporation until its sale in July 2008 to O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
Jennifer (Field) Bowhill, BU 87, works as a CPA. She has two kids and a dog.
Cindy (Pomeroy) Krueger, PT 87, and her husband, Ronald Krueger II, GB 91, moved to New Orleans in March. Ron is the COO for Southern Theatres. They have a 15-year-old son.
Carol L. Rogers, GB 87, was named one of the top-100 wealth advisers in America by Barron’s in June 2009. Her firm was named as one of the top wealth-management firms by Barron’s in February 2009. Rogers also was named one of the top-25 women certified wealth advisors in America in 2009.
Adam E. Miller, LW 90, was a panelist at the Missouri Bar’s Judicial Conference annual meeting in September 2009. He spoke on the topics of environmental law and future regulatory policies.
Kirk D. Minkus, LA 90, is an interventional radiologist at Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group. Minkus also is a community developer (MINX Entertainment Complex), aircraft pilot, and semi-professional drummer.
Christine (Mayewski) Orich, EN 90, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. She is a counsel member of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She specializes in the areas of information technology law, intellectual property law, and technology law.
Vicki (Phon) Caplan, LA 91, and her husband, Andrew Caplan, BU 91, announce the birth of Marley Alexis on Feb. 2,
2009. She joins big brother, Jeremy, 6, and big sister, Simone, 3. The family resides in Zurich, Switzerland, where Andrew works for the Glencore Group.
Rachelle (Brandt) Roe, LA 91, is the director of public relations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She resides in the Chicago area with her husband, Andrew, and their son, Jackson, 4.
Evan A. Friedel, LA 92, SW 94, serves as a North Carolina children’s program representative working with child welfare and protective services in several counties. Erika Queen Friedel, SW 92, is a major gifts officer at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The couple has two children: Xavier, 9, and Zoe, 5.
David A. Harris, LA 92, is president of the National Jewish Democratic Council. Harris previously served as NJDC’s deputy executive director for seven years and most recently served as executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition for three years.
Trevena Moore, LA 92, and her husband, Warren Briscoe, announce the birth of Ajhi Japheth Moore Briscoe on Dec. 3, 2008.
Laura (Regan) Recer, BU 92, and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of Catherine Ellington on July 29, 2009.
Elizabeth Williams, FA 92, is a freelance courtroom artist in New York City.
Gayle L. Brosnan-Watters, GR 93, GR 96, retired from Slippery Rock University in May 2008. She moved to Chandler, Ariz., where she teaches psychology part time at Chandler Gilbert Community College. She enjoys making “hope quilts” for cancer patients with Crossroads Comfort Quilters at her church. She tries to spend as much of the summer as possible in upstate New York, her original home.
Michael Erdman, BU 93, launched a new Web site that helps buyers and sellers make more informed decisions when selecting a real estate agent. He practices law in Chicago and resides in Deerfield, Ill., with his wife, Rachel Margolis Erdman, LA 93, and their two children. Web site: www.AgentsCompared.com
Tom Grayson, MD 93, recently examined his oldest patient—a mummy of the Third Intermediate Period, which resides at the Wayne County History Museum. His wife, Kristen (Gillogly) Grayson, OT 90, serves on the board of directors for the museum.
Spencer Greene, LA 93, LA 93, is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine in the section of clinical toxicology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He lives with his children, Cami, 6, and Riley, 4; their cats, Abner, Kaitlin, and Blade; and a corn snake named Plissken. E-mail: SGreene@aemrc.arizona.edu
Andrew Kessler, LA 93, opened his own consulting firm, Slingshot Solutions, LLC. The firm specializes in behavioral health policy and communications. Kessler resides in Annandale, Va., with his wife, Aimee, and their daughter, Leia. Web site: www.slingshotsolutions.net
Shana Lewinger, LA 93, LA 93, and Jacob Russo were married on Sept. 14, 2008, in Miami. The couple resides in Miami, where Shana owns The Yarn Shoppe, a retail knitting store. Jacob owns Imaging 101, a document imaging software company.
Chardial A. Samuel, SW 93, is the HIV prevention program manager at Project ARK (a Washington University School of Medicine program).
Arnor Bieltvedt, GF 94, displayed his paintings at the Open Art Fair in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in September 2009. His paintings are based on his childhood memories of the spectacular Icelandic landscape. Web site: www.artistarnor.com
Richard Chua, Jr., BU 94, and his wife, Cheryl, announce the birth of Owen Caleb on July 31, 2009. Web site: facebook.com/richard.chua.jr
Karen Fiumano, LA 95, and Dennis Yun were married in December 2008 in New Hyde Park on Long Island, N.Y. The couple resides in Seattle.
Andrea Fuhrman, GF 95, included her artwork in a group exhibit, Artist Exchange, in fall 2009 at the Salina Art Center in Salina, Kan. The exhibit was the culmination of a 10-month artist-exchange program. The program enables local and regional artists to teach and learn together while engaging in challenging, innovative work.
Robyn Hunter, LA 95, LA 95, and David Belchick, LA 95, announce the birth of William Kennedy Hunter on April 7, 2009. He joins big sisters, Isabel Leighton and Gabrielle Eve. The family resides in Boston.
Doug Kenner, BU 95, and Amy Friedman were married on June 13, 2009, in Plainview, N.Y. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York City, where Doug is a mortgage banker with Wells Fargo and Amy is a specialty sales rep with Sanofi-Aventis.
Helaine (Denenberg) Klawans, LA 95, and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of Elijah Israel on May 26, 2009. He joins big brothers, Ari, 6, and Gabriel, 3. The family resides in Natick, Mass. E-mail: Helaine1@aol.com
Melanie Lorenzo Krueger, LA 95, OT 98, and her husband, Jeff Krueger, LA 93, LW 96, GL 99, announce the birth of Karina on July 21, 2009. She joins big brother, Michael. The family resides in Portland, Ore.
Cynthia B. Lovinger, LA 95, was married on July 26, 2009, and resides in Springfield, N.J., with her husband. She works at Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel, LLP, in New York City.
Amanda (Locke) Abar, LA 96, and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Vivian Locke Abar on June 22, 2009. She joins big brother, Emmett, and big sister, Lily. The family resides in Chicago.
Jill (Howell) Brown, LA 96, and her husband, David, announce the birth of Jacob Carl on Feb. 25, 2009. He joins big brothers, Brett, 4, and Owen, 1. The family resides in Lakeland, Fla.
Patti Bubash, GR 96, is the second-place local winner in the Jones New York National Back to School, Back to Style makeover competition. She is a special education teacher at Neuwoehner School, which is one of five special education schools operated by the Special School District of St. Louis County. Bubash will receive a personal back-to-school wardrobe makeover by Jones New York at Macy’s and funds for materials and supplies for her classroom through Adopt-A-Classroom.
Cheryl Rubenstein Drazin, LA 96, and her husband, Aaron, announce the birth of Naomi Alyse on April 16, 2009. She joins big brother, Evan, 2. The family resides in Dallas. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia (Lynch) Eckstein, GB 96, is the Missouri project director with the Gingrich Group. She works with Newt Gingrich on solutions to improve health and health care.
Debra Mayers Hollander, LA 96, and her husband, Jason Hollander, LA 96, announce the birth of Noa Bessie on Feb. 12, 2009. She joins big sister, Maya, 7, and big brother, Adam, 5. The family resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Jason is an attorney for Progressive Insurance and Debra is a freelance marketing and communications consultant.
Carla (Loon) Leader, LA 96, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of Evan Arthur on Jan. 10, 2009. He joins big brother, Matthew, 4. The family resides in Cincinnati, where Carla is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. She works to assist low-income clients facing foreclosure, eviction, and education challenges.
Michelle (Putney) Seliner, SW 96, is chief operating officer for S.A.F.E. Alternatives, a treatment center in Richmond Heights, Mo., dedicated to helping others end self-injurious behavior.
Diane (Barnes) Smith, OT 96, was named to the roster of fellows for the American Occupational Therapy Association for her contributions to the organization in the areas of disability policy.
Randy Kurtz, BU 97, and Lauren Frei were married in July 2008 in New York. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in New York, where Randy is chief investment officer of RK Investment Advisors, a pioneer in the field of shareholder-friendly investing.
Amy Tucker Ryan, LW 97, and her husband, Andy, announce the birth of Joseph Delaney on June 5, 2009. The family resides in St. Louis. Amy is an attorney at Martin, Leigh, Laws and Fritzlen, PC, where she practices bankruptcy law. E-mail: email@example.com
Matthew Stein, FA 97, and his wife, Nicole, announce the birth of Jackson Gabriel on Aug. 29, 2009. The family resides in Hoboken, N.J.
Manjali (Gupta) Vlcan, LA 97, and her husband, Steve Vlcan, EN 97, EN 97, announce the birth of Riya Natalie on April 14, 2009. She joins big sister, Shalini, 4. The family resides in Alexandria, Va., where Manjali works in the water program at EPA and Steve works in the biometrics and identity management fields for Unisys Corp. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Galifianakis, LA 98, and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of George Paul on June 28, 2009. The family resides in Rockville, Md., where Alex is a radiology resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Amy is a health researcher at Social and Scientific Systems.
Lauren Hermele, LA 98, received a 2009–10 Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship to Romania to study photography.
Elizabeth (Marcus) Levenberg, LA 98, and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Charles Daniel on March 13, 2009. He joins big sister, Hailey, 3. The family resides in New Jersey. E-mail: email@example.com
Kerry Dierberg, LA 99, was awarded the 2009–10 Massachusetts General Hospital Thomas S. Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine. As a fellow, she will travel to Liberia for a year to work as the medical director of Tiyatien Health and serve as a doctor at a local hospital.
Sapna Ravi Kudchadkar, LA 99, and her husband, Raj, announce the birth of Asha on Nov. 28, 2008. She joins big brother, Kishen, 3. The family resides in Columbia, Md. Sapna is in her fourth year of a combined fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care at Johns Hopkins, and Raj is an attorney.
Khara (Coleman) Washington, LA 99, LW 03, lives in Davenport, Iowa, with her husband, Blaine. She is a litigation associate at Lane & Waterman, LLP, and Blaine is an attending physician at Genesis Medical Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick H. Darnell, GB 00, was recognized as one of the top associate athletic directors in the NCAA. He was selected to attend the NCAA DIA Athletic Directors Institute in July 2009. This elite leadership opportunity is granted by nomination, and selection is based on future potential impact in the college athletics industry. Darnell works at Baylor University.
Tracee (Orlove) Fruman, LA 00, and her husband, Kevin, announce the birth of Leo Gabriel on May 7, 2009. He joins big brother, Jacob, 3. Tracee works part time as an assistant attorney general prosecuting cases before the health occupation licensing boards of Maryland.
Joshua Levitt, LA 00, started UsedCisco.com in 2007. The company sells pre-owned network hardware and helps the environment by recycling used computer parts.
Sharron (DeLay) Magyar, FA 00, recently completed a book and is in the process of getting it marketed.
Katy Fahrbach Malhame, BU 00, and her husband, Kevin Malhame, LA 00, announce the birth of James Ellis on July 26, 2009. The family resides in Columbus, Ohio, where they operate a small restaurant company. Web site: www.thenorthstarcafe.com
Kimberly A. Masker, OT 00, presented a poster titled “The Use of Artificial Dermal Substitute Integra as a Bridge to Complex Finger Reconstruction.” It was one of 12 accepted for the joint meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Hand Therapists in San Francisco in September 2009. Masker is a certified hand therapist/occupational therapist at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Julie Riley, LA 00, is in her fifth year of residency in urology at the University of Missouri. She plans to pursue a fellowship in endourology. E-mail: email@example.com
Jason B. Robinson, LW 00, is an associate attorney in the litigation department at Fairfield and Woods, PC, in Denver. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and environmental litigation.
Elizabeth (England) Siela, LA 00, and her husband, Anthony, announce the birth of William Vincent on Sept. 27, 2008. He joins big sister, Madolyn, 3.
Linsey Barker, EN 01, received a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech in 2009. She is an assistant professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Missouri.
Karyn Kim, LA 01, and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Wesley on Aug. 9, 2009.
Melissa Marglous Merlin, LW 01, was selected to participate in the 2009–10 Leadership St. Louis class, an initiative of FOCUS St. Louis. Those selected for the prestigious program must possess strong leadership skills and dedication to improving the quality of life in their region. Students spend nine concentrated months being educated on critical regional issues and meeting with key area decision makers. In 2009, Merlin was one of 176 attorneys nationwide to receive the prestigious BTI Client Service All-Star award, given to attorneys determined to give superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients. She also has received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Labor Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Trusts and Estates. Merlin is a partner at Husch Blackwell Sanders in St. Louis, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of business litigation and product liability and toxic tort.
Sara Taksler, LA 01, is touring with Michael McDonald in 2009 as assistant to his head roadie. She is responsible for managing equipment inventory, specifically wind instruments, and overseeing the craft services tables.
Donna Armistead, GR 02, is an independent director and choreographer. She recently produced and directed 1776 at the Calumet Theatre in Michigan. Armistead joined the staff at Michigan Technological University in the international programs & services office.
Melissa (Sherman) Bass, LA 02, opened an office for her new business, Prep Corps, in Brentwood Village in Los Angeles. She offers exclusively private tutoring for standardized tests, including the ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SAT Math Subject tests, ACT, GRE, and GMAT, and all areas of math through the high school level. Web site: www.prepcorps.com
Julia Dewey, LA 02, and Mark Chaney, LA 02, announce the birth of Gram and Elliot Chaney on June 4, 2009. The family resides in Madison, Wis.
Dara (Kestenbaum) Freling, LA 02, and her husband, Scott Freling, LA 02, announce the birth of Rachel Johanna on Sept. 12, 2009.
Katie (Kunkel) Kamholz, FA 02, and her husband, Cory Kamholz, LA 01, announce the birth of Elise Marie on Sept. 9, 2009. The family resides in Oak Park, Ill. Katie is an art therapist at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, and Cory is a project architect at Holabird & Root in Chicago.
Julia Sybalsky, FA 02, LA 02, and John K. Norris were married on May 25, 2009, in Niantic, Conn. Their family also includes John’s three children: Mariel, Will, and Ezra. Julia spent three months in summer 2009 in Turkey working as a junior conservator for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, an excavation sponsored by Harvard and Cornell. She is a graduate student and Stout Fellow at the Institute of Fine Arts’ Conservation Center at NYU, where she is specializing in object/sculpture conservation.
Nicole Blicher, LA 03, and Miriam White, LA 03, are co-founders and co-artistic directors of Nice People Theatre, in Philadelphia. Their production, Have a Nice Life, garnered eight rave reviews in August 2009 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and the show received the only four-star musical theatre review from The Scotsman.
Kristin R. Duvall, LA 03, is a recruiter at the corporate office for Starbucks in Seattle.
Alison M. McCann, LA 03, and T. Joseph Malbrough, LA 03, GR 05, were married in June 2009 in St. Louis. The wedding party and guests included several University alumni. The couple resides in New Orleans, where Joey is a fourth-year medical student at LSU and Alison continues to work in admissions for the university.
Kevin Rompala, EN 03, is an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont.
Ann Wilkins, UC 03, received a Master of Education and certification in special education from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She is a special education teacher with Special School District in St. Louis County. She teaches in an autism classroom at Hazelwood East High School. She and her husband, Matthew, have three children and reside in Godfrey, Ill.
Jonathan H. Chung, MD 04, completed a residency in radiology at the University of Washington. He received the 2009 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award by the Radiological Society of North America.
Ellen Clapp, LA 04, and Wesley Tunnell, LA 05, were married on Aug. 1, 2009, in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Dallas, where Ellen is a journalist and Wesley is a graduate student in architecture at the University of Texas-Arlington.
Scott M. Flaherty, EN 04, was appointed to a three-year term on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission. He is an attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP.
Kamaria N. Holt, LA 04, graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a doctor of physical therapy degree. She works with the Traveling Physical Therapy Program.
Ana (Munda) Meade, GB 04, and her husband, Jeffrey Meade, GB 04, announce the birth of Joseph and Mark on Aug. 4, 2009. The family resides in Southern California.
Jordan H. Polak, GB 04, and his wife, Sabine, have a daughter, Grace, 2. Jordan is a senior account manager at Epocrates, Inc.
Kaoru Sperry, EN 04, and Patrick McCullough, LA 05, were married on July 11, 2009, in Palos Verdes, Calif. The wedding party and guests included many University alumni. The couple resides in Los Angeles.
Brendan Watson, LA 04, was selected as a Roy H. Park Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He began a doctoral program at the school in fall 2009.
Jared Joiner, LA 05, teaches science and mathematics at the Next Step Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. He recently completed a 10-day expedition with the Earthwatch Institute studying climate change and caterpillars in the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains of southwestern Arizona. The expedition was sponsored by The MARPAT Foundation.
Zachary I. Norman, LA 05, passed level III of the Chartered Financial Analyst program in June 2009. He is now a CFA charterholder.
David Rogier, LA 05, helped Tesco, the world’s third-largest retailer, launch a new chain of grocery stores in the United States called Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. The stores were launched to sell healthy food at affordable prices. Rogier left Fresh & Easy in May 2009 to pursue a Master of Business Administration at Stanford University.
Kevin S. Rollag, LA 05, completed his first year at Harvard Business School and spent summer 2009 in San Francisco working for JPMorgan’s technology/media/telecom and mergers & acquisitions investment banking groups as a summer associate.
Audrey Ting, LA 05, and Zachary Schmook, LW 07, were married in August 2009 in St. Louis. The couple resides in University City, Mo. Audrey is the coordinator of volunteers and community outreach at St. Louis Arc, an organization that supports people with developmental disabilities. Zack is the staff attorney at Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council.
Benjamin J. Carey, LA 06, works at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) in New York. He has been a mentor and tutor for Harlem’s high school students who want to graduate and go on to college. Carey is currently creating a student-run radio program for HCZ. He was recently published in Wax Poetics magazine, volume 35.
Kevwe Eferakorho, SW 06, is a qualified social worker with Calderdale Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom. She serves older adults with physical disabilities and is working to provide a holistic range of care.
Cawas B. Engineer, GM 06, is doing a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego. Engineer works on carbon dioxide signaling in plants with the objective of generating high-yield, drought-resistant crops.
Rachel E. Gearhart, SW 06, became a licensed clinical social worker in November 2008. She works with Good Samaritan Counseling Center, one of the oldest outpatient mental health facilities in Anchorage.
Megan Houck, LA 06, and Joshua Henry, EN 06, EN 06, GB 07, were married on Aug. 2, 2008, in St. Louis. The couple resides in Houston. Megan is a first-grade teacher at River Oaks in the Houston Independent School District, and Josh is a research analyst at Koch Industries.
Katrina M. Marshall, LA 06, is the vice chair of Catalyst, Birmingham’s premiere group for young professionals. She also is a member of the Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals and the Birmingham Change Fund, a group of African-American philanthropists under the age of 40. Marshall is a major gifts officer and alumni specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lynnette B. McRae, LA 06, is completing the Presidential Management Fellowship program in Washington, D.C.
David M. Ricaud, LA 06, is pursuing a master’s degree in marketing communication at Boston University’s College of Communication. He is president of AdLab, the university’s student-run advertising agency. AdLab has real clients, both local and national, and is one of the largest ad agencies in New England.
Curtis R. Wilgosh, GB 06, works at Spartech Corporation on a company-wide enterprise resource planning project. He trains and supports Spartech’s manufacturing plants in forecasting, planning, and scheduling.
Beth L. Wolfson, LA 06, graduated from Boston University School of Law with honors in the intellectual property concentration. While a law student, she founded the Boston University Art Law Society and organized academic lectures on the topic of art law, as well as creative arts events for students (museum trips, drawing sessions, writing workshops, an annual student art exhibition, and open mic night). She is interested in practicing intellectual property, entertainment, and art law.
Hannah A. Draper, LA 07, GR 07, is a foreign service officer with the Department of State. She has served one tour in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and will be heading to Istanbul, Turkey, on her next assignment.
Mary K. Meyer, LA 07, teaches German at Soldan International Studies High School in St. Louis, where she also coaches. She is involved with her local church, the Journey, and is volunteering at Urbana09, a missions conference. Meyer also plays with Filthy Gorgeous, a women’s club ultimate frisbee team.
Christopher R. Albin, LA 08, is studying to be a winemaker in California.
Nancy Mueller, LA 08, recently graduated from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Pacific Region, wrapping up 10 months of community service nationwide.
Linden Weiswerda, LA 08, worked for the Obama for America Campaign in St. Louis after graduation. He ran a field office and directed activities in South St. Louis. He is now enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Weiswerda expects to graduate in May 2011.
Carolina Fojo, LA 09, received a one-year fellowship in sustainable agriculture with Bon Appétit. She will work directly with farmers on the East Coast to assess overall sustainability.