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Elizabeth Harry Waldock writes of her fond memories of Wilma Lord Perkins
(wife of Professor Dexter Perkins) and the Susan B. Anthony Unit of the League
of Women Voters: "According to my notes from October 1925, Mrs. William
Warner, who was chairman of the Monroe County League, came to the University
to give a talk about the league. As a result, the campus group was formed
and sent delegates to the national convention of the League of Women Voters,
which focused on international peace. Those delegates were Helen Greene
Clark '31 and Marian Allen '25. I was among those who collected
contributions to send them to the national convention, held in Richmond,
Va. Mrs. Dexter Perkins was our advisor and Doctor Perkins often joined us
at meetings. Over the years, many of my friends continued their interest
in the League and in politics." She says that she was active in politics
until recently and adds that "Mary Leader Lewis is still only a phone
call away and we visit from time to time. We both miss participation in
University alumni activities."
Harold Kruger '41M (Mas) (see '96).
4 Ivy Court, Orange City, FL 32763
During the Yellowjackets baseball team's trip to Florida in the winter, I
stopped by to watch their last game against Manchester. The boys played a
great game and won 4-0. Mike, the coach, got the umpire's permission for
me to sit on the bench with the kids. The team was very friendly and Mike
even had me reading his signals. I was very impressed by the calibre of the
players and their outstanding friendliness.
April 25, 1996, was declared Clyde T. Sutton Day by the Atlanta, Ga.,
City Council. Sutton, who celebrated his 80th birthday that day, served as
chief probation officer for Atlanta from 1959 until his retirement in 1983.
Sutton has served as a volunteer probation officer since his retirement.
Carol Mantinband Ginsburg was named Unsung Hero of the Month by the
Shreveport, La., Times in December 1995. Ginsburg, who was featured in an
article in the Times, received the award in recognition of her 50 years of
volunteer service to the Shreveport community.
2562 Oak Circle N.E., N. Liberty, IA 52317
John Murphy '53 (Mas) called one afternoon recently hoping to catch up on the lives of old friends and to resume our friendship. He worked for Reynolds Aluminum in Montreal from 1964 to 1989, then retired and moved to Richmond, Va., where Fran Gentile, an obstetrician-gynecologist, lived in the same condominium complex. After the death of John's second wife (he and Bobbie divorced in 1976), he moved to Bellingham, Washington, where two of his three sons live within driving distance. He now lives at 701 N. State St. #103, Bellingham, WA 98225 and can be reached at (360) 734-4123 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Ross Willink and his wife Eleanore Wiest are retired and enjoying travel, Elderhostels, and volunteer work with people who are developmentally disabled. Ross earned a doctorate from the University of Buffalo and was superintendent of schools for East Irondequoit and Webster (N.Y.). He then taught at the University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development (now the Warner School) as a part-time professor for seven years. He and Eleanore have five daughters, all married, who have enlivened the Willink retirement with 15 grandchildren and the opportunity for Advanced Study in Babysitting. They live at 1268 Laurel Circle, Webster, NY 14580.
Jean Poole Alderman continues teaching piano and music full time at Wellesley College and performing in New England--among other sites, at Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She writes, "This most satisfying of professional lives is made possible by a wonderful husband who loves music and who supports my efforts in every way. . . . We read a lot, garden, and travel." A son teaches computer science at Cornell University. Jean and Bernard live at 17 Michael Road, Framingham, MA 01701.
Also, I note with sadness the death of Rolla Hill '55M (MD) last February.
During his professional career, he had been a faculty member at the College
of Medicine at the University of Colorado and later head of the Department
of Pathology at the State University of New York at Syracuse. A scholar,
he was also a gifted and passionate pianist, maintaining his artistry by
giving frequent concerts in Syracuse and later during his retirement in Philo,
Calif. One who delighted in the wines of the Anderson Valley, he was
characterized as "elegant, complex, with earthy, nutty overtones. . . richly
intense, willful, and wise."
Arnold Ciaccio was featured in a profile in the Rochester Business Journal
in March. Ciaccio is a Surrogate Court Judge in Rochester, an elected position
he has held since 1982. He and his wife, Victoria, have six children and
In May, David T. Kearns was the recipient of the first Distinguished
Alumnus Award given by the Brighton (N.Y.) Education Fund. Kearns, currently
a senior university fellow at Harvard University, formerly served as deputy
secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and as chairman and chief executive
officer of Xerox Corporation. (For more on his achievements, see
Robert P. Levinson has been named executive director of Marymount Manhattan
College's Center for Learning & Living in New York City. The center is
a special educational, cultural, and social program for people over
Hank Skehan (see School of Medicine and Dentistry,
Class of '55).
Robert Roeding was featured in a profile in the Rochester Business Journal
in December. In 1995, Roeding closed Stites and Roeding/ The Producers, the
Rochester advertising agency he has owned since 1982. According to the article,
Roeding intends to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He has addressed audiences
at corporate outings all around the United States in that capacity. He and
his wife, Madeline, have two children and two grandchildren.
Valorie Evans Rathbone '60 (Mas) and John Rathbone '59
R.D. #2, Box 55, Hamilton, NY 13346
We know our classmates will want to extend their sympathies to Ann Westburg Sullivan, who lost her son, Mark Sullivan, on February 26 at the age of 33.
Dick Wedemeyer and wife Jane were happy to announce the arrival of grandson
Zachary Trevor Hanson, born to daughter Laura and her husband Dick Hanson
on February 24th of this year. Jane is still involved with residential real
estate sales, but prefers tending her flower garden and playing her piano.
Dick divides his energies "between career stuff and his job at Performance
Advantage" and serves as a trustee on the mutual fund board of First Interstate
Bank and as a trustee of the Jim Henson Legacy, "which keeps him in touch
with the Muppets."
Earl G. Ingersoll is the author of Engendered Trope in Joyce's "Dubliners,"
recently published by Southern Illinois University Press. Ingersoll is
Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Brockport. . . . Lewis
Lansky writes to bring us up-to-date: He has been professor in the Department
of History at Monroe Community College since 1962. He received his Ph.D.
in history from Case Western Reserve University in 1975. Lansky has been
active in the Rochester community, serving for the past 12 years as a
commissioner on the Rochester City Planning Commission and on the Rochester
Environmental Commission. Lansky also served on the Vision 2000 Citizens
Advisory Committee on the future of downtown Rochester. . . . Nancy Bult
Rogers has been named assistant director of the Commonwealth Partnership
in Lancaster, Pa. The partnership is a consortium of 12 independent colleges
and universities working to advance pre-college curriculum by linking its
faculties with teachers in professional development programs.
Hugo F. Sonnenschein received an honorary doctor of economics degree
from Purdue University in May. Sonnenschein, president of the University
of Chicago, is a microeconomist, whose scholarly work focuses on theories
of consumer and firm behavior, general economic equilibrium, analysis game
theory, and social choice. (For more on Sonnenschein, see
Roberta Ewing Frederick was named East Coast sales manager for Nature
magazine in January. . . . Guy Wyser-Pratte
(see sidebar). . .
Bette Gross Hirsch has been named dean of transfer education at Cabrillo
College in Aptos, Calif.
Gwen Meltzer Greene (see sidebar)
. . .
Alan Batkin (see sidebar) . .
Karen Kissel Wegela reports from Boulder, Colo., that she is director
of the Contemplative Psychotherapy Program at the Naropa Institute and was
recently promoted to full professor. "My book is due from Shambhala in September
of '96, How to Be a Help Instead of a Nuisance." . . . Edmund Rucinski
has been named vice president of the National Society of Mural Painters.
Works by Rucinski were included in an exhibition at the Visions Gallery in
Albany, N.Y., in early 1996 and also at the Barnard-Biderman Gallery in New
York City. Rucinski, who also plays violin with the New Amsterdam Symphony
Orchestra, is the author of two recent articles in Ceramics Monthly. . .
. Bernard Zimmerman resigned as a partner in the law firm of Pillsbury,
Madison & Sutro in 1994. He spent part of 1995 as a legal consultant
to the Third Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands. Zimmerman recently was sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge
for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Diane Joy Gillman Charney writes, "I teach writing and French at Yale,
where I also direct the Mellon Senior Forum and serve as a freshman advisor.
After two years as president of the Center for Independent Study, I am now
vice president. My article, 'Still Getting Ready to Write: The Vacation Strategy
of One Independent Scholar,' appeared in the National Coalition of Independent
Scholars newsletter. Our son, Noah, is a sophomore at Choate Rosemary Hall,
where my husband, James, is consulting psychiatrist. In addition to his private
practice, he is also assistant clinical professor at Yale Medical School
and Child Study Center." . . . Alan M. Darnell has been appointed
chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Insurance Benefits Committee.
Darnell is a senior partner with the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
in Woodbridge, N.J.
In March, Joan Steinman received the 1996 Julia Beveridge Award from
the Illinois Institute of Technology. The award honors women who have made
a significant impact on the university community. Steinman is a professor
in the Chicago-Kent College of Law at IIT. In May, she was named an advisor
for the American Law Institute's project to develop proposed revisions of
the Federal Judicial Code. . . . Arnold S. Wolfe was promoted to associate
professor with tenure in the Department of Communications at Illinois State
University. At the university, Wolfe says he "teaches media criticism, media
law, and cultural studies approaches to media effects and is pursuing further
study into issues of visual literacy and the enduring popularity of Beatles
music." Wolfe says he welcomes contact with former classmates and University
students and may be e-mailed at
In February, Gary A. Goodman became co-head of the newly formed New
York real estate practice group of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer
& Feld, L.L.P. . . . Robert Kirschbaum has been awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship to support his research in India for four months during the 1996-97
academic year. Kirschbaum, associate professor and director of studio arts
at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., will be in residence at Chitrakala
Parishath College in Bangalore, India.
Lenny Friedman reports he has retired from the Navy and is practicing
patent law with Welsh & Katz in Chicago. . . . Bob Mielcarz was
featured in an article in the New Hampshire Sunday News in April. Mielcarz,
a print label executive in Concord, N.H., is trying to set a new record by
winning his eighth New Hampshire State Amateur Golf Championship this summer.
. . . Jerry Newman writes that he and his wife, Michelle, joyously
announce the birth of their daughter, Aurora Gabriella, on April 19, 1996.
. . . In April, Warren C. Smith was appointed director of the Department
of Housing and Community Development of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Smith
had been director of the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community
Development. . . . Renee Wilk Wright '74 (Mas) is layout editor for
the opinion pages in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
Anthony Bottar, an attorney in Syracuse, N.Y., has been named to the
New York State Board of Regents. . . . Janice Gifford has been promoted
to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics,
and Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Gifford also
serves as associate dean of faculty and director of institutional research.
. . . Gail Wright Sirmans is featured in an article in The New Yorker
about the 10 black women who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975. Sirmans
chairs the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights and
has earned a national reputation as a civil-rights legislator.
Randy P. Auerbach married Jean Campbell on January 9, 1996, in Vail,
Colo. . . . Stephen P. Cianca has been appointed consular agent for
the Greater Cincinnati area of L'Agente Consolare d'Italia. In this position
he processes official documents for Cincinnati's local Italian citizens.
. . . Michael Jones was featured in a March article in the Rochester
Business Journal on successful fund managers. Jones is co-founder and manager
of the Clover Capital Equity Value Fund for Clover Capital Management Inc.
in Pittsford, N.Y. . . . Deborah Crews Long '88M (Mas) was nominated
for the Athena Award, given annually to "a Rochester-area professional who
has produced exceptional results for their organization, demonstrated community
leadership, and promoted the professional development of women." Long is
chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley Inc. She and her
husband, Anthony, have a 17-year-old son. . . . Joseph P. Long, formerly
executive vice president of RBI Inc. in Washington, D.C., wrote to announce
the formation of Oaklawn Partners Ltd., an international business advisory
group. . . . I'll Love You Forever, a song written by Allen Power
'80M (MD), '83M (Res), was featured in The Cronkite Report on the Discovery
Channel in December 1995. The song, based on a popular children's book,
accompanied a childbirth scene during an episode called "Family Matters."
Power, who is an internist and geriatrician in Rochester, is also a folk
singer. He performed I'll Love You Forever at the Village Green Bookstore
in Rochester in December. . . . David Rose is a film producer/director
and owner of Rose Films, a production company in Rochester whose clients
include advertising agencies, colleges, and foundations. Rose was featured
in an article in the Rochester Business Journal in January. . . . Scott
Wimer received his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA in 1982. After holding
positions with several companies in California, he started his own organizational
consulting practice based in Santa Monica, Calif. He also teaches
industrial/organizational psychology at UCLA and the California Graduate
Institute. Wimer and his wife, Chris, have a whippet, Lena, and live in Santa
Darice Goldstein Bailer is the author of the children's book Puffin's
Homecoming: The Story of an Atlantic Puffin. The book, published for the
Smithsonian Institution, received the 1993 Parents' Choice Award. In May,
Bailer wrote, "I just completed another children's book for the Smithsonian
on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. It will be published this
fall. I also just completed a biography of San Francisco 49ers quarterback
Steve Young for Sports Illustrated for Kids. It will be published by Scholastic
this fall. My husband, Rick Bailer '77, '78S (MBA), is a product manager
for IBM Credit Corp. in Stamford, Conn." . . . Cmdr. Kenneth W. Campbell,
USNR, took over as commanding officer of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron
55 at ceremonies conducted at Moffett Field, Calif., in March. Campbell is
the 15th commanding officer since VR-55's commissioning in 1976 and will
serve in the position until July 1997. . . . Kenneth E. Scheffter
writes, "We wanted to let everybody know that we moved back north and that
if you are in the Washington, D.C./ Baltimore area, stop by and visit." Ken
is with the Westinghouse-Savannah River Company, assigned to the Department
of Energy headquarters as technical advisor. "Give us a call!" he writes.
. . . Lisa Carol Spring writes, "I wish to (belatedly) announce the
birth of my offspring, Alexander Maxwell, on February 9, 1995. In order to
spend more time with Alex, I changed jobs in September 1995 and am now employed
as a claims counsel in the Professional Liability Group of CNA Insurance
Companies in New York City." . . . David S. Szabo has joined the law
firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, in Boston, as counsel in the business
department, where he will concentrate his practice in health care law. Szabo
is also a lecturer at Boston University School of Law.
Leslie Abramson writes, "My husband, Arthur, and I want to announce the
birth of our second son, Benjamin Dashiell Miller. He was born on December
24, 1995. His older brother, Gabriel, turned 4 in June 1996." . . . Mark
C. Perlberg has been named senior vice president and division president
of the International Markets Division of John H. Harland Co. in Atlanta,
Ga. Harland Company makes and markets products and services to the financial
and educational markets. . . . David Wunder reports that he was promoted
to lieutenant colonel in April 1996.
Susan Eckert Miller writes, "My husband, Todd, and I are thrilled to
announce the adoption of Catherine Grace Hwang Miller, born December 7, 1995,
in Ansan-shi, Korea. She arrived home on April 6, 1996, just in time for
Easter and joins big brother, Sean, 2, who arrived Thanksgiving 1993." .
. . Michael Recny (see '83).
Henry Pettingill writes from Madrid, Spain, "The beer was too expensive
and terrible in Jakarta, and then my company wanted to send me to Brunei,
where there ain't no beer, period! So I got smart and moved to Spain, where
the food is great and the wine is cheap.". . . Richard Pfisterer writes
that he has started his own engineering firm, Optical Engineering Resources,
specializing in optical design and analysis, and engineering software. "Send
contracts," he writes. . . . Elaine Naples Rittler and her husband,
Chris Rittler, write to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Christopher,
on January 12, 1996.
Matthew Herbstman (see '83). . . . Navy Lt. Cmdr.
Thomas A. Schibler
serves on the staff of the commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, aboard
the flagship USS La Salle. . . . David M. Shuval reports that he is
the proud parent of one-year-old daughter Jaime. . . . Stephanie Siegel
writes, "Our fourth child, Daniel Isaac Whalen, was born April 2, 1996.
Daniel joins Sam, Jessica, and Aliza. I will return to my legal practice
in September at the D.C. office of Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, where
I work three days a week."
Barbara E. Farrell announces that she has opened her own general law
practice in Rochester. . . . Sanford Levy has been elected to fellowship
in the American College of Physicians. Levy is practicing general internal
medicine in Buffalo, where he is also a clinical assistant professor at the
medical school at SUNY Buffalo. . . . James A. Pawelczyk has been
selected by NASA to train as a payload specialist for the 16-day Neurolab
mission, scheduled for launch on the space shuttle Columbia in 1998. The
Neurolab mission, dedicated to research on the nervous system and behavior,
is a joint venture of six space agencies and seven U.S. research agencies.
During the flight, investigator teams from nine countries will conduct 31
studies in the microgravity of space. Pawelczyk is an assistant professor
of applied physiology at Penn State University. . . . Michael Rosen
'83S (MBA) was featured in an article in the Rochester Business Journal on
successful fund managers. Rosen manages the Oppenheimer Bond Fund for Growth,
which was included in the 1996 book The 100 Best Mutual Funds You Can Buy.
He is president of the Rochester division of Oppenheimer & Co.
Wende Reenstra Buras reports she has completed her Ph.D. in cell biology
and is working on completing medical school at Boston University. She says
she is looking for Robert Kallman, Cheryl Gleason, Karen Klein, Lizzie
Pedro, and Sigma Delta Tau sisters. In June 1995, Buras married fellow
M.D.-Ph.D. student Jon Buras in Maui, Hawaii. She writes, "Guests from Rochester
included Michael Recny '79 and his wife, Cathy Sullivan, and Edward
James Fischer, who had just quit his job and was taking a 'round the
world trip. . . . Returning from our honeymoon, we were greeted with the
news that Ed had passed away. We attended his funeral in upstate New York
with Dominick Palma, Steven Zoeller '84, Doug Roth, Vinny Tritto,
and Sharyn Kaplan '84. Ed's last words to me at my wedding were
to 'live every day to the fullest.' Please remember that all of you." . .
. Thomas Darby was featured in an article in the Rochester Business
Journal on successful local fund managers. Darby is portfolio manager for
the Vista U.S. Government Money Market Fund and a second vice president at
Chase Manhattan Bank. . . . Ivy Ellenberg writes that she recently
became engaged to Jay Rubin of Colonia, N.J. The couple plan to be married
on November 17. . . . Stephanie Elkin Herbstman and Matthew
Herbstman '81 write they are proud to announce the birth of their third
child, Emily Alyssa, on March 13, 1996. She joins Jessica, 6, and Alex, 3.
They live in Ridgefield, Conn. The Herbstmans also reported that Scott
and Ilene Weinstein Weinfeld had their second son, Jack Gregory, on
April 5, 1996. "His older brother, Daniel Brian, was born December 22, 1993.
They live in Ossining, N.Y.," Herbstman writes. . . . Lt. Cmdr. Michael
Higgins is teaching in the math department at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Higgins and his wife, Gail, announce the birth of their son, A.J., on June
21, 1995. He joins sisters Lisa, 8, and Joy, 6. Higgins writes, "Joy is the
Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Easter Seals Poster Child. She has cerebral palsy
and is graduating into a motorized wheelchair." . . . In December 1995 James
Kielty was promoted to lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department,
where he has been a firefighter for 12 years. Kielty, whose brother John
was promoted to the same rank at the same ceremony, lives on Staten Island.
. . . Susan Margolis, editor of the Raleigh (N.C.) Extra, won first
place for a literary feature in the 1995 North Carolina Press Association
awards competition. Margolis and her husband, M. Blen Gee, Jr., live in Cary,
On April 27, 1996, Brookellen Bruley married Rob Rider in Ocean City,
Md., where she is a physician in a small family practice group. Bruley writes,
"Joining the wedding celebration were classmates Darlene Jameson, Randy
Allgaier, and Kathy Zuniga Miller." . . . Gary Carney and
Bonnie Kramer Carney '85 write, "We are happy to announce the birth
of our twins, Scott Gary and Megan Christina, on December 15, 1995. We live
in northern Westchester County in New York State and are both attorneys."
. . . Christopher Cavanna and his wife, Christine, proudly announce
the birth of their first child, a son, Nicholas Louis, on March 22, 1996.
They live in Westborough, Mass. . . . Bob Goodman and his wife,
Susan, announce the birth of their second child, Anna Rose, on September
5, 1995. She joins Joshua Isaac, born on January 18, 1994. Bob began a new
job in June 1996 as manager of analyst relations in market research and
competitive analysis for Gandalf Systems Corp., a remote-access
computer-networking firm in Lexington, Mass. . . . Tom Grasso, Maryland
executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, was the subject of a
feature article in Maryland's Queen Anne's Business Ledger earlier this year.
Grasso, who is a graduate of American University's Washington College of
Law, has held positions with the Union of Concerned Scientists, the National
Wildlife Federation, and the Sierra Club. Grasso is also an adjunct professor
at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches a course on
wetlands law and policy. . . . Martin Lewis writes, "I recently became
executive vice president of University Sports Publications Company, a publisher
and marketer of sports publications for over 100 colleges and universities.
My wife, Sara, and I have two wonderful children, William, 3, and Jennifer,
1." . . . Sharyn Kaplan (see '83). . . . Mark
A. Lockett reports
he is a shareholder in the law firm of Harvey, Pennington, Herting &
Rennelsen, Ltd. in Philadelphia. Mark is married to Danyll Schaal
Lockett '87. . . . Thomas R. Skibinski married Kathleen DePalma
on September 29, 1995, in Greece, N.Y. Skibinski works in public relations
at DIRT Motorsports in Weedsport, N.Y. . . . Stephen Valone '89 (PhD)
was the winner of the 1996 Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from
St. John Fisher College in Rochester. The award recognizes faculty members
for outstanding scholarship in their field and is the second highest award
that the board of trustees can present. Valone is associate professor of
history at the college. . . . Karen Kaplan Weissman '86W (Mas) reports
that she is living in Cincinnati and has been married for seven years. "I
am currently a personal banker for a major Midwest regional bank." . . .
Steven Zoeller (see '83).
Jennifer Albertelli and James Laubach '86 write, "We are proud
to announce the birth of Bradley James on November 11, 1995. His big sister,
Alyssa, was 3 in May." . . . John A. Cigliano is assistant professor
of marine biology and environmental science at Bradford College in Massachusetts.
The Review regrets errors in previously presenting this information. . .
. Navy Lt. Michael S. Murphy serves on the staff of the commander
of the U.S. Sixth Fleet aboard the flagship USS La Salle, which was in the
Mediterranean in May. . . . Stuart Siedman and Jennifer Carpenter
Siedman '88 write to announce the birth of their second son, Benjamin
Alexander, on March 19, 1996. "Benjamin, class of 2014, joins Noah, class
of 2011," the Siedmans add. . . . Lisa Buscaglia Sturm writes, "On
June 22, 1996, I married Bradley D. Hoffman in the Rose Garden of the Pillar
and Post Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Brad and I met at
Procter and Gamble (and recruited sales management candidates from the University
of Rochester--too many to list here!) At the wedding was Brad's beautiful
daughter Caitlin, as well as friends and family from around the country,
including fellow alumni Dave Silon '85E, '87, Wade Norwood,
and Lisa Hardy Norwood '86, '95 (Mas). We honeymooned in Nantucket
and New England before returning to our respective jobs--I'm still with P&G
as an account executive in the Beauty Care Division (just celebrated 11 years)
while Brad is celebrating his first year running his own company, The Hoffman
Partnership Group, an executive recruiting and consulting firm--and loving
Rodnell Claboine received two degrees from American University in May:
a J.D. in law and an M.B.A. in international business. . . . Annette
Delgado reports that in June she completed a pediatric emergency medicine
fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center
in Bronx, N.Y. She then began working as a pediatric emergency attending
physician at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. . . . Earlier
this year, Navy Lt. Peter C. DeMane served aboard the USS John S.
McCain in India, participating in naval exercises with the Indian Navy. .
. . Gita Hakerem Foster writes, "My husband, David, and I have a newborn
son, Nathan Solomon, born March 19, 1996." Foster received her Ed.D. in science
education from Boston University. . . . James Laubach
(see '85). .
. . John F. Manard, Jr., married Susan M. Anders on July 8, 1995,
in Rochester. Manard is a software engineering consultant at The Appcon Group
in Rochester. . . . Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance
of Modern Highway Bridges by Demetrios E. Tonias was recognized by
the Association of American Publishers as the Outstanding General Engineering
Book of 1995. The book, published by McGraw-Hill, was chosen from a wide
field of titles that included all branches of engineering. In addition to
writing the text, Tonias also produced the book and was responsible for page
layout, illustrations, photography, and typesetting.
Deborah Van Ummersen Birdsall '89 (Mas) reports she has started her own
company, FIRSTATS, Inc., specializing in the statistical analysis and reporting
of clinical trials. E-mail her at
. . Chris
Bond (see '90). . . . Marine Captain Jeffrey
Claeys recently reported
for duty with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune,
N.C. His new assignment is an example of how Navy and Marine Corps men and
women are assigned to ships, squadrons, and short commands around the world,
according to a news release from the Fleet Home Town News Center in Norfolk,
Va. . . . Jeffrey Cohen writes to report that he and Wendy Weitzman
Cohen '87, '88M (Mas) bought their first house, in Bethesda, Md. They
live there with their dog, Scooby. Wendy works at the Center for Clinical
Quality Evaluation in Washington, D.C., as manager of research and evaluation.
Jeffrey is assistant professor of English and human sciences at George
Washington University. . . . Chris Dugan and Tricia Ryan Dugan
'89 report they are "leaving the Navy and moving on to greener pastures."
Chris quit the SEAL Teams in July, following a trip to Prague and Budapest,
during which he said they hoped to run into Helena Stolka. In August,
Chris began work on his M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
School of Business in Philadelphia. "Tricia will formally terminate her
employment with the CIA so she can continue to spend time with our one-year-old
frogman-in-training, Shane," Chris writes. . . . Jevon L. Garrett
received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in June after teaching in Rochester
for five years. Garrett has opened a law practice in Ithaca, N.Y. . . .
Shawn E. Kantor was recently granted tenure and promoted to associate
professor of economics at the University of Arizona. . . . Thomas Klie
completed emergency medicine residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital
in the Bronx in June. He began at St. Barnabas as an emergency medicine attending
physician in July. . . . Danyll Schaal Lockett (see
'84). . . . Navy
Lt. Robert D. Sallade, while serving aboard the USS Trenton, participated
in the evacuation of U.S. citizens and other civilians from Monrovia, Liberia,
in April 1996, during the civil war there. . . . Jeffrey R. Smith
'88S (MBA) is working for Sandler O'Neill Mortgage Finance Corp. in the World
Trade Center in New York City.
Helen Moses Caplan completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan
State University in April 1996. She and her husband, Morris, have recently
moved to the Philadelphia area. . . . Kelley Hickey Gridley writes,
"I am pleased to announce the birth of my first child, Samantha May, on January
26, 1996. I'd also like to say hi to Lisa, Heidi, Ann, JQ, BT, KE, Rob, Andy,
Randy, and Kevin." . . . Harold Orlinsky writes, "I finished my M.B.A.
with University of Maryland and celebrated my seventh year with NOAA. However,
I am now looking for new opportunities living in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle),
hiking, and mountain biking, whenever it doesn't rain." . . . Jennifer
Carpenter Siedman (see '85). . . . Alicia D'Aquila
her husband, Tom, had their second son, Sean James, on August 2, 1995. Their
other son, Ryan Thomas, will be 3 in November. She writes, "I am still with
Procter & Gamble, working from my home office and enjoying my free time
with the kids. Hi to all SDTs! I hear a lot of you are pregnant . . . looking
forward to the good news!" . . . Scott Tannenbaum '92S (MBA) and
Melissa Duftler '92 were married on May 11th in Rye, N.Y., he writes.
Adam Bialek '88 and Stuart Barich '87 were the best men.
Catherine Curley '91 was the maid of honor. Other Rochester grads
in attendance were Randi Tannenbaum '93, Debbie Sunshine Hirsch
'89, Beth Fried '88, Peter Daddabo '88, Mike Berkin
'86, Amy Matik Berkin '88, Dan Berg '86, Maxine Fass
Berg '86, Brad Lewis '90, Nicole Kaplan '90, Jessica
Leonard '83, Dara Magrone '95, and Mark Zagorski '92S
Tricia Ryan Dugan (see '87). . . . Jennifer Traylor
(Mas) writes, "I received my master's in optics in May '95 and have been
working as an R&D optical coating engineer for Bausch & Lomb's Thin
Film Technology Division. On October 21, 1995, I married Brian Kruschwitz
(optics Ph.D.) in Rochester. Those connected with the University who attended
the wedding included Dawn Tudryn, Amy Sinensky, Laura
Hales, Ann Wagner Merton, Cori Nenno Keyes '90, Joe
Keyes '90, Elizabeth Bishara Lia '90, Vinny Lia '90, Deb
Quatrocci Sczupak '90, Rob Sczupak '90, Amy Arden '92,
Dane Hileman '87, Yuling Hsu '93, and Drew Maywar '92;
graduate students Jake Bromage, Leon Waxler, Elna
Nagasako, David Berfanger, John Marciante, Todd
Tomkinson, Amy Bieber, and Steve Kreger; and faculty members
Thomas Brown '87 (PhD) and John Langfitt.". . . Ellen Lazzaro and
James Shafer were married on April
4 in Potomac, Md. Among the guests were Rochester graduates Kathy Shafer
Cali '82, Lynn Shafer '87, and Valerie Shafer '84, along
with Kris Later-Coulombier, Reba Mukerjee, Joan Fischer,
Adrian Hreshchyshyn '92, his wife, Mia, Gamin
Bartle, David Nohara '90 (Mas), and Josephine Park; Doug
Gerhart '82E (Mas), Curt Nelson '70M (PhD), '72M (MD)
and Denise Moncy. . . . Steven Meizler is working in the film industry,
running the cameras at commercial and movie sites, reporting to the director.
His credits include work on Schindler's List, for which his team won an Academy
Award. Meizler has also traveled around the world to film Guess jeans commercials
and spent time recently in New Zealand to film Jurassic Park II with Steven
Spielberg. . . . David Rubinowitz writes that he and his wife, Stacy,
are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Allison (Allie), on March
16, 1996. Rubinowitz will finish his M.B.A. next year and works for John
Hancock in Manhattan. . . . Christian Sanna wrote in January, "I recently
completed my M.B.A. at New York University and am residing in Brooklyn Heights,
N.Y. Long-lost friends are encouraged to look me up." . . . Steve Sheldon
sent word in May that, the following month, he would begin part-time
study in the M.B.A. program at the University of San Diego. . . . John
Witherspoon writes from Bethesda, Md., "In December 1995 I received an
M.S. in the field of justice, law, and society from American University in
Washington, D.C. In April 1996 the American University School of Public Affairs
selected me for the 1996 Outstanding Graduate Scholarship Award for academic
excellence. I will start law school in the fall."
George S. Blasiak is a practicing patent attorney for Harris, Beach &
Wilcox, with the firm's Intellectual Property Law Division in Syracuse, N.Y.
Blasiak specializes in securing and enforcing patent rights for inventions
in electrical technologies. He writes, "I credit the University's Take-Five
program with helping me to develop the balance and breadth of skills necessary
to practice in this most challenging and exciting area of law." . . . Scott
Burn (see '93). . . . Since January, Rita Butzer
has served as
an economic consultant with the World Bank in Washington, D.C. "In my 'spare
time,' I work on my dissertation so that I might finish my Ph.D. in economics
at the University of Chicago before the end of the century. Recently, I became
engaged to Daniel Carpenter. We are planning an August 1997 wedding." . .
. Thomas Fuccillo graduated from St. John's University School of Law
in June. . . . Pasquale Iannoli '93M (MD) married Ellen M. Dailor
on September 2, 1995, in Rochester. Iannoli is a surgery resident at the
University, where his wife is a medical student. . . . Alan H. Kendall
lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., and works for Texaco Fuel and Marine Marketing
in Long Beach. . . . Melissa Nagel Wetzler married Andrew Wetzler
on October 7, 1995, in Baltimore. They now live in Boca Raton, Fla., where
Melissa works as a marketing analyst for Seta Corporation. Guests at the
wedding included Anna Azrael, Maria Marzocchi, Kate Bliss Allen, Laura
Hollenbeck, Chris Bond '87, Tami Vendig '91, Pam Dayan
Epstein '91, and Aliza Rosen '91.
Pam Dayan Epstein (see '90). . . . Navy Petty Officer
3rd Class Paul
V. Hartley left in January to serve six months aboard the USS Nimitz
in the Persian Gulf. . . . Aliza Rosen (see '90).
. . . John
Sneider and Robin Kornblith Sneider '91E write they are thrilled
to announce the birth of their daughter, Marina Elise, on April 7, 1996.
. . . Tami Vendig (see '90). . . . Laura C. Whisler
her M.D. from Rush Medical College in June 1995 and is currently in Chicago
doing a residency in otolaryngology. Whisler married Thomas Matkov on June
11, 1995, with Jennifer Bossman, Patty Brooks, and Kristin Kurz
7 Yale Street, Apt. #1, Medford, MA 02155
I have recently moved to the Boston area and I am currently working for the Admissions Office at Bay State College.
Chrissy Langton Goulett and her husband Bruce now live in Turner, Maine. They had their first son, Zachary Edward, on April 5 weighing 8 pounds and 12 ounces. Chrissy will now be working part time out of her home as an electrical engineer for the Fitch Company.
Deborah Bordynski and Greg Vangellow '94S (MBA) will be married on May 26th in Syracuse, N.Y. Deb is currently working as an account sales manager for Procter and Gamble Patient Care and Greg is currently working for M&T Bank as a commercial lender. They will live in their home in Rochester after the wedding.
Christine Caccamise will be graduating from Duke University, receiving a master's degree in physics.
Martin R. Fick (see '95). . . . James C. Gebhardt
writes, "I am
now with Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant in Oakland, Calif., after
four years with Aetna as an underwriter. Give me a call if I can help you
with your finances or if you'd like to say hello at (800) 937-0725. I'm still
playing lots of golf, but not doing any singing even though the Yellowjackets
have been out twice in three years. Otherwise, I wanted to say Hi to the
boyz and let people know I am still alive and well." Gebhardt adds, "We are
building momentum out here in the Bay Area with alumni events and look forward
to watching our active alumni group grow." . . . Earlier this year, Amy
R. Karam wrote, "I've recently returned from a six-month deployment to
the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas aboard the USS Wasp with HMM-264. I plan
to join friend Chris Gaydos in Japan this summer for a year's deployment
there." Karam is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. . . . Jeremy
R. Kriegel earned his J.D. in May 1995 from Washington University School
of Law in St. Louis and is now an associate at the patent law firm of Tilton,
Fallon, Lungmus & Chestnut in Chicago. . . . Navy Lt. Stephen M.
Marciniak in February completed two months' service in the Persian Gulf
aboard the USS Bunker Hill. Marciniak is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. .
. . Michelle Marie Proia reports she passed both the Pennsylvania
and New Jersey bar exams and is currently working as an attorney with the
law firm of Mercer & Mercer in Pittsburgh. . . . Jenifer Scalisi
writes, "I received my law degree in May 1995 from University of Buffalo
School of Law and spent an exciting summer studying for the bar exam. Now,
I'm back at school, getting my M.B.A. in human resource management." . .
. Lisa Sears has received her doctorate of dental surgery from the
University of Buffalo School of Dentistry and has been accepted into the
residency program at St. Luke's Hospital Dental Service in Utica, N.Y. .
. . Amy Siegal reports she is living in London and her e-mail address
is amys@ globalnet.co.uk. . . .
In May, Jonathan Weiss wrote, "I am
currently in my fourth year at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in
the Bronx. I have already received my master's and expect to receive my Ph.D.
sometime next year in the Department of Pathology. I am getting married on
July 28, 1996, to Rosa Olmeda, a medical student here at Einstein."
Andrew Bishop (see '94). . . . Navy Lt. j.g. Robert
T. Burns in
November moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Everett, Wash., when his ship,
USS Paul F. Foster, changed its homeport. . . . As the Review went to press,
Dean R. Byler and his wife, Elizabeth, were expecting their second
child, Micah, to be born in August. They have a daughter, Danielle, 1. .
. . Navy Lt. j.g. Kristopher Kaschak was designated a naval aviator
and presented with the "wings of gold" after completing flight training in
Texas. . . . Amy Lesch and Evan Berg were married in August
1995. Lana Rondina and Robyn Topkin were bridesmaids and James
Ritzel was best man. Also in attendance were Ann Michelini, Emily
Filler, Scott Burn '90, Gordon Wingard, Todd
Hitchcock, Mike Steinberger, Allison Clement, Phil
McCarty, Chris Hasson '96, and Alex Georgakis '94. Lesch
and Berg are now living in Boston. . . . René Mogensen plays
tenor and soprano saxophone with the jazz quartet Stream. In December 1995,
the group's CD and cassette titled Stream was released by Hwa Eum Records
in Korea. The quartet includes Woochang Lee on piano, Terry Newman on bass,
and Koichi Tanaka on drums. Four of the pieces on Stream were original
compositions by Mogensen. . . . Scott Petoff is engaged to marry
Jennifer Maciejewski '95 in December 1996. Petoff reports they plan
to be flown by helicopter into the rain forest of Maui, Hawaii, for a private
wedding. Maciejewski is working towards her Ph.D. in chemistry at Stanford
University and Petoff is employed as a programmer/manager at a multimedia
software company. The couple live in Sunnyvale, Calif. . . . Sarah A.
Robert left for a year of teaching English in Costa Rica, under the auspices
of WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization based at Harvard University. Robert
will be part of a group of 66 volunteers invited by the Costa Rican government
to teach English as a Foreign Language in public elementary schools there.
. . . Dan Shimmyo writes, "I recently produced my first instrumental
CD entitled Metamorphosis. I played all the instruments, did all the recording,
mixing, graphics, and layout. It includes my own versions of Bach's 'Invention
#8' and 'Invention #13.' It is currently available only by mail
Matthew Ball (see '95). . . . Jenny Marie
Cavallerano is a third-grade
teacher in Hingham (Mass.) Public School. . . . Sharon Ingram Chin
reports she began law school in fall 1996 at Santa Clara University in
California. She writes, "The weather is beautiful out here and we love it!"
Chin adds, "Andrew Bishop '93: Ask your mom for your mail from me.
We've moved." . . . Alex Georgakis (see '93). .
. . Ed Middleton
called to report that he's been accepted to MIT's Sloan School of Business.
He will enter in the fall to pursue the Strategic Management and Consulting
track, aiming for a career in that field. . . . Jennifer A. Sozio
married Michael Wright on August 28, 1995, in Webster, N.Y. Sozio is an analyst
for Xerox and is attending the Simon School.
Faith Bevitz is a technical support representative with Primavera Systems
in Pennsylvania. . . . Navy Ensign Richard D. Butler in February completed
the Basic Surface Warfare Officer's Course at the Officer's School in Newport,
R.I. . . . Michael J. Caputo is a development engineer with Mobil
Chemical in Macedon, N.Y. . . . Sarah Collard (See
Sidebar). . . . Susan Parente Fick is married to
Martin R. Fick '92. She is a reliability engineer with Pulse
Communications in Herndon, Va. . . . Renee Goodwin married Matthew
Ball '94 on August 5, 1995, at the University's Interfaith Chapel. Goodwin
is a laboratory technician at the University. . . . In February, Navy Ensign
Matthew H. Hawes completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officer's Course
at the Officer's School in Newport, R.I. . . . Bruce Heller is an
assistant media planner with McCann-Erickson in New York City. . . .
Jennifer Alison Jones works at the law offices of Cumpston & Shaw
in Rochester. . . . Wayne W. Kiedaisch works at Rochester Public Access.
. . . David Lyons and his wife, Nicole, have a son, John. Lyons works
with the law firm of Finnegan Henderson in Washington, D.C. . . . Jennifer
Maciejewski (see '93). . . . Kelly S. Maroney
is studying for
her M.D. at the University of Buffalo. . . . David Russ McDermott
and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, David Samuel. McDermott is pursuing a
master of divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. . . . Michelle Oppen
is working as a clinical reviewer with Modern Psychiatric Systems. .
. . Andrew J. Oremland is a register representative with Olde Discount
Corp. in West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . Brendon Phalen and Allyson
Neistadt were not married last November as the Review incorrectly reported
in the last issue. . . . Connelia Ross is working for the law firm
of Ellis, Hopper, Warlick, Morgan & Henry in Jacksonville, N.C., as a
legal assistant. . . . Joshua Shapiro works in Washington, D.C., as
a staff member for Senator Carl Levin of Michigan. . . . Andrea Shatz
works in New York City for Davis Polk & Wardwell as a paralegal. . .
. Gary Siconolfi, Jr. is pursuing an M.B.A. in finance at St. John
Fisher School of Management in Rochester. . . . This fall, Laura
Silliphant began working on a graduate degree in geology at Penn State.
. . . Tiffany Lynn Stern is pursuing a degree in human development
counseling at St. Louis University. . . . Thomas Ryan Stone is studying
for a Ph.D. in philosophy at Ohio State. . . . Elizabeth Clouse
Vandegrift is a cardiovascular pharmacology research assistant with Gensia
Pharmaceuticals in San Diego. . . . Anne Nicole von Kaenel works in
education at Wilene's Regrowth Center, a foster care center in Upland, Calif.
. . . Stacy Weisberg is a medical student at New Jersey Medical School.
. . . Deanna L. Zubris is a graduate student in chemistry at Cal
Chris Hasson (see '93). . . . Jonathan Hovey
(See Sidebar) . . . . Steven Radell
wrote an article for
the University's Campus Times recounting the influence his late grandfather,
Harold Kruger '31, '41M (Mas), played in Radell's decision to attend
the University. He writes, "The numerical coincidences between my grandfather
and me are unique and amusing: He graduated in 1931; I will graduate at the
age of 31. That is a 65-year difference; I was born in 1965. I will carry
the pride of my alma mater with me, as my grandfather did."
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