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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).


65TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997


Class Correspondent
Jack Corris
4 Ivy Court, Orange City, FL 32763
(904) 775-0377

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.


60TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997


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.


55TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997


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.

'46, '47, '48, '49



Class Correspondent
Kenneth Hubel
2562 Oak Circle N.E., N. Liberty, IA 52317
(319) 626-6562

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

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 14 grandchildren.


45TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997

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 Alumni Review.)


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 50.


Hank Skehan (see School of Medicine and Dentistry, Class of '55).


40TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997

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.


Class Correspondents
Valorie Evans Rathbone '60 (Mas) and John Rathbone '59
R.D. #2, Box 55, Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 824-3049

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 Alumni Review.)


35TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997

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) . . .


30TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997

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.


25TH REUNION, JUNE 6-8, 1997

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 Monica.


20TH REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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."


15TH REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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, N.C.


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 it!"


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.


10TH REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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 Snyder and 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 (MBA).


Tricia Ryan Dugan (see '87). . . . Jennifer Traylor Kruschwitz '95 (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 earned 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 as bridesmaids.


5TH REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

Class Correspondent
Eileen Nachtwey
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@ . . . 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."


4TH REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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 order."


3RD REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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.


2ND REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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 Tech.


1ST REUNION, OCTOBER 17-19, 1997

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." Kreisförmiger Verlauf innen

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