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JUNE 11 and 12, 1999


Benjamin Shimberg received the 1997 Award for Scientific Contributions to Credentialing presented by the Professional Examination Service, in recognition of his scientific and technical research contributions to improved measurement practices. Shimberg is a retired senior research scientist at the Educational Testing Service's Center for Occupational and Professional Assessment.

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

True to his promise of an addendum to an earlier terse note, Joe Sberro writes that, around 1954, he started working with computers at UNIVAC, then IBM, and that he has been a computer consultant since. He married Joan in 1956, moved to Greenwich Village, then with the arrival of two children, moved to the Virginia suburbs. Following Joan's death in 1978, he married Janet, whose two children, now grown, have added to the mix of grandchildren. The Sberros will build "an adobe hacienda" in the Sandia Mountains between Santa Fe and Albuquerque within the year. In May 1997, Joe retired from consultant work with NASA and military clients, but he will continue free-lance consultation (

Following graduation, Dick Williams ( worked for years in advertising, including 17 years as head of his own company and later joined with Dave Mellon to start a commercial radio station. Dick and his French-born wife, Micheline, return to France frequently for visits. In the course of their travels, they have met and correspond with Gene Welch and his wife, Alyce. Having survived long and well following treatment for lung cancer, Dick savors life more than ever, and substitute teaches as renaissance man in the Fairfax County, Va., public school system.

Guido Marinetti ( recently retired after 43 years as professor of biochemistry at Rochester, where he taught, edited, did research for, and published 166 papers and a book, Disorders of Lipid Metabolism. He discovered an enzyme (eponymically, the Marinetti Enzyme) and, with Dr. Bretscher (U. Cambridge), determined that phospholipids were oriented asymmetrically in cell membranes, a discovery of fundamental biologic importance. Timothy, his son, is a physical chemist at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, and his daughter, Hope '76, works in Rochester. Guido and his wife winter in Arizona. He wrote that classmate in chemistry, Zevi Salsburg, died in an auto accident in the 1960s before being able to bring his promising career to full fruition.

Ken Button wrote from Florida (2095 North A1A Hwy., Indialantic, FL 32903) to which he retired 10 years ago after 35 years as a senior research scientist at M.I.T. He continues to organize an annual international conference of physicists and to edit a monthly scientific journal. Ken contributed the earliest fundamental research in semiconductors, magnetic insulators, and lasers, and he continues to investigate the "last regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, the far infrared and millimeter waves." The Institute of Physicists (London) awards the Kenneth John Button Medal and Prize for outstanding contributions in this field of research. (; fax and telephone: 407-777-7293). Ken's spouse is an energetic skipper of sailing vessels, who, at age 49, is a "veteran of many white-water adventures in the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas."

Fred Remington ( continues to practice psychiatry in Rochester, working in collaboration with his wife, Claire, who is an expert in the techniques of biofeedback. "Fred's fine jazz piano reflected the skills transmitted in his musical family. Both of us lament the quality of what now carries the label of jazz and await the chance to jam together again at the Fiftieth Reunion."

My wife, Jan, and I bicycled from southern Illinois to Yorktown, Va., last fall following a 1,500 mile backroads route through Kentucky into Virginia. Receptions were uniformly warm and drivers courteous. The ride reassured us that, contrary to the images of social mayhem and moral decline that inundate us each day on the TV screen and in our press, we are blessed to be able to live in this fine country.


Mary Dawson Evangelista's new book, Do Not Judge 'Til You Have Walked in My Shoes, tells her story of coping with the severe depression of one of her children. . . . According to The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, William Lee served as master of ceremonies at the annual convention of the National Ataxia Foundation held in Alexandria, Va., this spring. Ataxia is a neurological condition that affects speech, walking, and other muscular functions by attacking the cerebellum part of the brain.


Class Correspondent
John Rathbone
RD 2, Box 55
Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 824-3049

William MacKnight, professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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David Gordon was elected to a second term as mayor of Newport, R.I. . . . Steve Kapner writes: "My son, Robert Kapner '86, and daughter-in-law, Mary Webb Kapner '86, are the proud parents of Julianne Kapner, born in Aigle, Switzerland, on March 14, 1997. She is the world's cutest baby!" . . . Anita Traynor Ward is co-chair of the Jackson County, Oreg., chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She is also owner of Arc-en Ciel, an environmental consulting, writing, and editing business.


David Sweet, dean of Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs, was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for his scholarly leadership achievements and contributions to community development and partnerships. . . . Vivian Brande Workman writes: "Now living the retired life in Green Valley, Ariz., south of Tucson. No Rochester alumni down here that I know of, but the AAUW is very active. I'm currently on the membership committee. Still exploring the Southwest, though we spent a month in Israel last year and also drove south to Florida. My daughter, Pamela Workman-Parker, and her husband, Charles, have moved back to the area. Pamela is an image consultant and Charles works for Sprint. My younger daughter, Rachel, is winding up her first year of a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in Greenville, N.C."


Alan Bernstein was named to the board of directors at Wackenhut Corp., where he is executive vice president of the corporation and president of North American Operations. Wackenhut is a worldwide provider of security-related and diversified human resources services to business, industry, and government agencies. . . . Marlene and Lawrence White of Southfield, Mich., e-mail: "We wish to announce the engagement of our daughter, Marjorie Elyn, to Robert Olson, son of Edith and Harvey Olson, of Farmington Hills, Mich. A November 7, 1998, wedding is planned at B'nai Moishe Synagogue in Farmington Hills." . . . George Wingate, an adjunct professor at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., had one of his paintings selected for inclusion in the National Academy's 173rd Annual Exhibition in New York City. The painting was further honored with the Emile and Dines Carlson Prize for Best Still Life. In April, Wingate was a special guest at a publication reception for former Poet Laureate William Jay Smith, given by the Johns Hopkins University Press, for his contribution to a broadside print featuring Smith's lead poem, The World Below the Window.


Thomas Craine is the new president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver.


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Donald Hewitt is vice president of customer service for Houston operations at Quantum Southwest Medical Management in Houston.


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Richard Antalek '76S (MBA) has been named vice president and chief technology officer at Hyperion Software Corp. . . . Lora Kaywin Block writes: "After my ABD at Harvard in European history and then teaching history at Southern Vermont College for many years, I have changed careers. I now have a private educational consulting practice helping high school students make college choices and helping their families with financial planning. My husband, Bob Block '78M (Res), and I are very proud of our daughters Alexandra, a junior at Yale, and Jessa, who is to begin at Dartmouth in the fall." . . . Lucy Chernow Brown, judge for the circuit court of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, authored a chapter titled "Relevancy" in Evidence in Florida, the practice manual published by the Florida Bar Association. She also moderated a discussion panel on judiciary's response to pro bono as part of a seminar presented by Florida Legal Services, Inc., last February. . . . Joyce Masur Buell (see Alumni Gazette, TRUSTING YOUR INSTINCTS). . . . Filmmaker Stuart Math's new documentary, Shaker Heights: The Struggle for Integration, was scheduled to debut in March at the Cleveland International Film Festival, according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The documentary, also expected to air on PBS, focuses on race-related issues, including Shaker Heights' fight to lessen tension among ethnic groups.


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Melinda Antalek was named chair of the corporate department at the law firm of Ober|Kaler. . . . Louis Massaro '80S (MBA) has retired from his position of CFO at Frontier Corp., in Rochester, but will continue in a consulting capacity for Frontier throughout the rest of 1998. . . . According to a report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, David Miller was promoted to director of human resources at Cleveland steelmaker LTV Corp. . . . Lee Clark Mitchell's piece, Inflation Isn't the Only Thing Wrong With Grading, ran in the Point of View section of the May 8 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mitchell is professor and chair of the department of English at Princeton University. . . . Carol "C. J." Sturtevant e-mails: "Six women will be representing the U.S. at the Women's World Hang Gliding Championships in Hungary this August. Two of them are Rochester alumnae! Myself and Lisa Verzella '91E, both secured spots on the team by competing sucessfully in hang gliding competitions throughout the U.S. during the 1996-97 flying seasons. We are the oldest and youngest members of the U.S. hang gliding team, but we had never met each other at Rochester because Lisa was born the year I graduated!"

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Steven Chu, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor at Stanford University, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in April. Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. (See "Moving Up, Moving On" in the Annual Report for news of his honorary degree from the University.) . . . Louis G. Lange was named to the board of directors at Cardiac Pathways Corporation. CPC designs, develops, and manufactures minimally invasive systems to diagnose and treat cardiac tachyarrhythmias. . . . Stephen Mendel has joined Knowledge Revolution as vice-chairman. He is responsible for a range of operational and sales and marketing responsibilities for the engineering and educational software firm, including its ongoing expansion into international markets.


Joel Bonder is executive vice president and general counsel for Apartment Investment and Management Company. . . . Susan Clark Singer '72 writes to let us know that her husband, Lewis Singer '71, was appointed professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva College in the Bronx.


Richard Parrinello will take over as football coach at Rochester's Bishop Kearney High School in the fall. Parrinello retired this year as football coach for the University. . . . Gary S. Walter has joined the DePalma Hotel Corp. as general manager of the Radisson Hotel Central located adjacent to the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He will oversee a $9 million renovation of the hotel during the upcoming year.


After working several years at Eastman Kodak and Sun Microsystems, David Kenneth Barnes is working at Bay Networks Inc., in Billerica, Mass., in new products development and training. He is also completing a doctorate at Harvard University, concentrating his research on Unix operating systems. . . . Lester Ezrati was elected president of the Tax Executives Institute, a professional organization for corporate tax professionals. He is also general tax counsel with Hewlett-Packard Co. in Palo Alto, Calif. . . . Susan Hockfield, professor of neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, was promoted to dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As dean, she will oversee academic and administrative policies for the school and its 2,300 students.


Jane Drucker reports that she has completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is the author of Families of Value: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children Speak Out. . . . Amy Farber has joined the New York office of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen and O'Connor. She concentrates her practice in the area of real estate law, representing retailers and developers. . . . Daniel Kolko, an associate at the law firm of Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon, is a recipient of the first Thurgood Marshall Award. The award honors New York attorneys who have contributed their time, energy, and resources to the representation of individuals under a sentence of death. Kolko is being honored for his work on behalf of defendant Alvin Hill in a Mississippi pro bono case. . . . The Jewish Ledger reported that Randy Morgenstern was appointed field representative of the State of Israel Bonds Office in Rochester. Morgenstern lives in Brighton, N.Y., with her husband, Dan, and their son, Noah. . . . Ross Petty '74S (MBA) was promoted to full professor of marketing law at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Last year he received awards from the American Marketing Association for his work with the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business for an outstanding unpublished research manuscript. . . . Mike Quinn e-mails: "On May 9, we attended a ceremony in Norfolk in which our son, Michael, was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy after having completed an NROTC scholarship and earning a degree in mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University. This occurred almost precisely 24 years from the day when I and 18 other University graduates participated in a similar ceremony in Rochester. Michael heads to Navy flight school in the fall. As for me, I retired from the Navy in 1994 and am now a communications engineer with Booz Allen & Hamilton in the Washington, D.C., area. My wife, Janice, is a first grade-teacher in northern Virginia. Rochester alumni are welcome to contact us at or (703) 902-4045." . . . William Wong has taken a position at Vimrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as vice president of business development.


Gary Tannenbaum and his wife, Kim, announce the birth of their son, Joel Nathan Tannenbaum, on February 26, 1998. . . . Steven Todrys, a partner in the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, was elected to chair the New York State Bar Association's Tax Section.


Christopher Barker is the supervisor of the National Gene Vector Laboratory and acting director of the University of Michigan's Gene Vector Laboratory. He manages laboratories responsible for the production of materials used in national gene therapy research. . . . Ilene Busch-Vishniac was appointed dean of the Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (see Alumni Gazette, MAKING (SOUND) WAVES). . . . Trudy Nowak (see Alumni Gazette, TAKING BANKRUPTCY OUT OF THE CLOSET).


Brian H. Davison won a Research and Development 100 award in 1997 for his work as a biochemical engineering research group leader at Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory and is chair of the 20th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. . . . Pedro Fierro is president of the Florida section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He is also president of the Tampa Bay Tree Trimmers' Ornament and Collectors Club, which, over the last four years, has raised more than $40,000 for local charities. Pedro and his wife, Candy, celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary this year and have three teenagers. . . . Charles Fortune was named a partner at the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard in Hartford, Conn. He is a member of the firm's insurance litigation and commercial litigation departments. . . . Vicki Unger Kopitz and her husband, David Kopitz '77, announce the birth of their third son, Jackson Speed Kopitz, on March 22, 1998. Jackson has two older brothers, Oliver, 8, and Sandor, 4. David has joined the Beverly Hills office of Smith Barney as a financial consultant, and Vicki just celebrated her 12th anniversary at J. P. Morgan. . . . Elizabeth Russell is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Delta Dental Plan of California.

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Shauna Cy Allen married William Tucker in September 1997 at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Brighton, N.Y. The couple honeymooned in Toronto. . . . Michael Kanfer (see Alumni Gazette, MAGIC MAKER). . . . Lisa Hanover and Mark Kirsch write: "We are thrilled to welcome our third daughter, Jillian Michelle, born February 21, 1997, into the family. She joins our two other daughters, Jessica, 9, and Dani, 6." Kirsch is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Rudnick, Wolfe, Epstein and Zeidman, where he specializes in franchise, licensing, and distribution law.. . . Laura Weller-Brophy '84 (MS), '97 (PhD), her husband, Chris Brophy '84 (PhD), and their children have relocated from Austin, Tex., to Corning, N.Y., where Laura and Chris are both employed by Corning Inc. They work in optics and photonics research. Their two children, Seth, 8, and Jessica, 6, and the family dogs all enjoyed this year's snow. . . . Paul Woitach was named president and COO of IGI, Inc., a diversified company segmented into two business areas: animal health and skin care, and consumer products.


Craig Bartner and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their twin boys, Luke and Geoffrey, on October 15, 1997. The family lives in Manhattan, where Craig works for Paribas as an institutional fixed income salesman. . . . Edmond Burke '82S (MBA) was elected as director of fields and scheduling for 1998 American Legion Baseball, 2nd District, in Tidewater, Va. He was also elected as a director of the Virginia Beach Sports Club. Ed and his wife, Raven, celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Allaire, on April 2. His e-mail address is and he welcomes correspondence with classmates vacationing in Virginia Beach this summer. . . . Jana Lynn e-mails: "I have recently taken over the position of production stage manager on the off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. . . . And, just to update you, I recently stage managed a two-show day for Bill Cosby. He was doing stand-up at the Palace Theater. And we had dinner together between shows! He was delightful." Lynn corrects some information in an alumni story, "Backstage Star," in the last issue of Rochester Review: "The long-running comedy Beau Jest ran off-Broadway (for three years), not in Boston." . . . Cynthia McGuire Dunn '85M (MD) (see '85 medicine). . . . Christopher Fallis '83S (MBA) reports that he married Karen Jolly last October in Colorado Springs. He writes: "In June 1997, I abandoned "corporate America" to found Intermountain Recycling, LLC, a company that uses cutting edge technology to transform waste materials into value-added products." . . . Karin Roberts has joined the metro desk at The New York Times as a copy editor. She was the subject of a profile in the April/May 1997 Copy Editor newsletter. . . . Fred Guterl, senior editor at Discover magazine, is the winner of the 1998 Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his feature article, Riddles in the Sand, which ran in the November 1996 issue of Discover.


Stephen Magocs writes to say that his wife, Nancy, died suddenly on February 13, 1998. He reports that he and his son, Lajos, 4, are well. . . . Navy Cmdr. Christopher Milowic was promoted to his present rank while at the Anacostra Naval Station in Washington, D.C., serving in the Office of Naval Research Science and Technology. . . . Benjamin Siders and his wife, Joyce, have a new daughter, Maya Adjlay Siders. . . . Chris and Elizabeth Pedro Taggart, Greensboro, N. C., report that Chris is working with General Dynamics as a systems engineer and preparing to start a doctoral program this fall. Elizabeth works with VF Corp. in ITS project management. She works some of her hours at home "to accommodate the demands and pleasures of our two children, Ross, 7, and Amy, 5." Chris and Elizabeth are both still in the Naval Reserves. Chris was selected for commander and Elizabeth went up for promotion in March. Classmate Jim Pawelczyk gave them tickets for the April space shuttle launch on which he went. (See Jim Pawelczyk's Excellent Adventure.) The couple planned to attend the event with their children. They write: "Thanks Jim!" The Taggarts have heard from Jeff Powers, Karin Swanson, Dave Drummond, and Beth Kleinman '80, and look forward to hearing from other classmates. They can be reached at and


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Charles Ilardi '83, '89 e-mails: "I had not looked all the way through my Winter 1997­98 Rochester Review when I got a call from Ray Boerke '84 telling me to look in the Class Notes section. Sure enough, there was a note from Robin Jaskow '86 seeking the whereabouts of my person. Well, I was pleased. In the 15 years since graduation, this makes the first alumnus who actually was looking for me. (I hope to double that total in the next 15 years.) I have since made contact with Robin, now known as Rahel and living in Israel. If any other alumni have been seeking my whereabouts, I'm still here in the Bronx and can be e-mailed at" . . . Jeff Kranis and his wife, Lisa Lalumia-Kranis, write, "We are proud to announce the birth of our first child, Alexander Bruce, on April 2, 1998. He weighed in at a healthy 10 lbs. and 4 ounces. Jeff maintains a private dental practice in Clifton, N.J. and we live in West Orange. Fellow rowing alumni, I'm still waking up three days a week at 4:30 a.m. for rowing practice and am looking forward to another year of racing with the Nereid Boat Club of Rutherford." . . . Mary Lathan McGuire '84S (MBA) is director of marketing for the Rochester law firm of Nixon Hargrave Devans & Doyle. . . . . Stacey Merkin e-mails: "I opened my own law firm, Cornell & Merkin, LLP, at 8611 Germantown Ave. in Philadelphia, in September of 1997. We are a general law practice specializing in insurance defense litigation of worker's compensation claims." She can be reached by phone at (215) 753-0150, by fax at (215) 753-0155, or by e-mail at . . . Patty Long Petree writes: "I've started my own training solutions firm and it is growing faster than I could have hoped. On a personal note, my husband and I bought a new home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Note to Mary Becker '82: Are you back from Japan? Where are you?" . . . Susan Spraragen married Bradley Johnston on September 7, 1997. Susan writes: "Many Rochester alumni attended our joyous wedding." The guests included: Sanford Spraragen '52M (Mas), '56M (MD), father of the bride; James Mayer '82, Anne Schwartz and her husband, Michael Wiener; Fred Mueller, Peter Thompson, Lisa Hoyer, Judy Schneider, Bill Shafarman '82 (Mas), '86 (PhD), and Linda Warshal.


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Stefan Chevalier and his wife, Debbie, write: "We are proud to announce a new member of our family, Christian Andreas. He was born while my wife and I were visiting friends, Steven and Janyce Leming Vicik, in Massachusetts." . . . David Drury is deli category manager for Wegmans Food Markets, where he is responsible for the merchandising activities in all 54 stores. . . . Esther Racoosin e-mails: "Now that I've been here for three years, I have actually gotten used to living in tiny Ithaca, N.Y. It is just a hop away from Rochester. My life has changed since my husband, Eric Alani, and I had our first child, Frances Leah. She is a cheerful, intrepid little tyke and keeps us busy. I never thought that it would feel normal to routinely be waking up at 6 a.m. Yawn. Stop by if you get off the Thruway by mistake." . . . Kenneth Taylor reports that he has been teaching high school social studies for 11 years and has been head football coach for six at Churchland High School, Portsmouth, Va. He says he'd love to hear from old lacrosse teammates who may remember him by his nickname, Nails. He can be reached via e-mail at . . . Robert Vermeulen is vice president of technology at, the leading on-line car buying and selling service.


John Cigliano e-mailed this spring: "I want to report on the remarkable year that I just had (since I am a college professor, my year follows the academic calendar). The year started off with the birth of my first child, a daughter, Marisa Rose, in November. In January, I got to spend 8 days in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest evaluating a field site for use to run future Rainforest Ecology classes at--it was extremely remote and wild. Along with 185 species of birds, I saw five species of primates and a pink river dolphin while there. In May, I plan to return to the rainforest, this time one in Peru, to lead a group of Bradford College students, faculty, staff, and family members. In addition to these rainforest adventures, this past March I spent a week in the Bahamas teaching a course on marine field ecology and biodiversity. And, as if all this wasn't enough, I received the Professor of the Year honors at Bradford College. This award is for teaching excellence, and one is nominated by students and faculty. Every teacher hopes to be able to touch and inspire their students, and this award says to me that in some small way I have succeeded in doing just that. Because this award comes from the students, I think it is the greatest honor a teacher can receive." . . . Kevin Kelly writes that he married Stephanie Reiss Kelly '84 in 1988. They have two sons, Kevin Sean, 5, and Brennan Christopher, 2, and live in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. Kevin is president of Adams, Kelly and Associates, a commercial real estate firm, and adds that he keeps in touch with Bill Brown, Craig Lucker '83, Dale Etzel '94, Whit Meyers, Jr. '86, Greg Garofalo '87, Chris Pyun '90, Lee and Steve Szydlowski '83, Jeff Isenberg, Marcy Richer, and Mark Siwiec '87. . . . Kip Leitner reports that he is a "writer, community organizer, minister, and jazz pianist."


Robert and Mary Webb Kapner (see '60). . . . Arthur Lupia, associate professor of political science at the University of California at San Diego, received the National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for Initiatives in Research. He is the first political scientist to receive this prestigious award. According to NAS, Lupia was chosen "for his contribution to our understanding of the importance of knowledge, learning, and persuasion to political decision making by voters, legislators, and jurors." . . . Ellen Roth Meiner writes: "I've been remiss about writing in about the birth of my second son, Benjamin Paul, born March 5, 1997. His brother, Jacob, is almost 5. My husband, Lee, and I live in New Rochelle, N.Y. I've been working at Liz Claiborne for over eight years now where I am director of business planning. My e-mail address is" . . . Matthew Miller e-mails: "For about two years I worked at a Silicon Valley start-up called NPS where I led the development of a handful of desktop pre-press programs. Then I moved to Hollywood and fooled around in the film industry working as a grip and electrician on a couple extremely bad, low-budget flicks. In 1990, I picked up and moved to Europe, where I did some lecturing on computer graphics at Aarhus University in Denmark. I moved on to Prague in 1991, where I lectured at Charles University and Czech Technical University. Most of 1991­92 I traveled all over Central Europe, ending up in Milan, until I moved back to the U.S. and got a job doing research at an NEC lab in Princeton, N.J. In 1993, I moved on to Vilnius, Lithuania, to start my own business. My company was called Baltic Images and we imported and sold high-end computer graphics equipment for the printing industry. After a few years at Baltic Images, I was offered a job at an NEC subsidiary back in New Jersey called Signafy where I'd be doing digital image watermarking, a technique for hiding information used for copy protection. I sold Baltic Images and took the job with Signafy. In the meantime, I had taken up with a woman in Vilnius, Giedre Andrasiunaite (I still can't pronounce it right), and before leaving Lithuania, I proposed to her. We were married last July, amidst several weeks of ceremonies and parties on both sides of the Atlantic. At the end of it all, I found myself back in Princeton with a wife, a regular job, and a baby on the way." . . . John Morris reports that after leaving the Navy, he has managed engineering projects and completed an M.B.A. at the University of Delaware. He has plans to move to Belgium with his wife, Shirley, and their daughter to manage detailed engineering, construction, and start-up of a new chemical facility there. . . . Joseph Sturiale reports that he is vice president for capital markets at National Cooperative Bank in Washington, D.C. He is married with two daughters and living in northern Virginia.


Maura McGinnity '96S (MBA) married Erik Rausch '90, '97W (Mas) on July 12, 1997, in Rochester. Many Rochester friends joined the couple, including Dave Dix, Terry Gurnett '77, Paul Drotch '90, Andy Bosco '91, '96 (MS), Timothy Murphy '89, Amy Kalmanson Drotch '91, Kara Karns Bosco '91, '93 (MS), Craig Leff '90, '92 (MS), Louis Palkavicks '91, Jim Sefcik '91, '92 (MS), Tim Sperry '91, Erik Rausch, Maura McGinnity-Rausch, Molly O'Donovan Dix '89, and Liz Breyton Warmerdam '87. Maura and Erik currently live in San Francisco, Calif. . . . Julie Petronio married Tom Fisher on August 23, 1997, in Rochester. In attendance were Debbie Van Ummersen Birdsall '89 (Mas), Diana D'Auria Gabrilowicz '88, Frank Meleca '89, '97S (MBA) and electrical engineering faculty member Vic Derefinko. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. Tom is an electrical engineer for Eastman Kodak Company, and Julie is a systems engineering specialist at Johnson & Johnson. . . . Terence Travers married Jill Sunde last October at the Faith Lutheran Church in Penfield, N.Y. The couple honeymooned in Bermuda and the Bahamas. . . . Kevin York and his wife, Dawn Dugan York, announce the birth of their first child, Connor Thornton, born April 30, 1997. Kevin is still in the Marine Corps, but plans on making a transition back to the civilian world this fall. Dawn is a CPA who is a consultant for a management and investment firm in Dallas; she sends a big "hello" to all of her Kappa Delta sisters. The family lives in Arlington, Tex.


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Dan Bennett and Gail Garnish Bennett '89 write: "We are proud to announce the birth of our second child, Thomas John Bennett, born March 23, 1998." . . . David Doe writes: "I'm living up north in Canton, N.Y. I received my MST from SUNY Potsdam in 1995 and I'm in the middle of my second year as an earth science teacher in Massena, N.Y." . . . Dawn Davidson Drantch and her husband, Jaime, write: "We joyfully announce the birth of our daughter, Amanda Beth, on December 12, 1997. Dawn is a labor/ employment attorney on Long Island." . . . Stephen Glow e-mails: "I just wanted to let you know that my wife, Krista, and I recently added another member to our family. Our daughter, Madeline Heath Glow, was born just after noon on April 14, 1998. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was just over 20 inches long. We're all doing well." . . . Michael Liu is working on a doctorate in chemistry at SUNY Stony Brook. . . . Marine Capt. Bruce Wilkinson participated in Exercise Valiant Usher, training in close air support, artillery and mortar fire, naval surface fire support, and small arms fire from troops ashore, while serving with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit now in Okinawa, Japan.


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Krista Leale Craig has joined David Tapper in his practice of family medicine in Eden, N.C. . . . Tracy Frommer Duberman was awarded a Ph.D. in health policy and management from New York University. She is working as a management consultant for the Hay Group, supporting health care and pharmaceutical industry clients. Her daughter Rebecca turns 2 in November. . . . John Horn reported that he expected to graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May 1998. After sitting for the Illinois bar exam in July, he plans to return to his hometown of Buffalo to serve a two-year term as law clerk to the U.S. District Judge John T. Elfvin in the Western District of New York. His temporary address in Buffalo will be 545 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo, N.Y., 14222; or telephone (716) 885-3509. . . . Charles Ilardi '83, '89 (see '83). . . . Burton Maben is deputy director of development for the housing authority of New Orleans. He can be contacted via e-mail at . . . Robert McFarland writes: "I am the web page designer of Infoseek,, the fifth most visited site on the World Wide Web. We are among the top four search engines." . . . Andrew Miller and his wife, Sherry, celebrated the birth of their first child, Rebecca Jill, on March 7, 1998. After a move to Livingston, N.J., Andrew now works at Cendant Corporation (formerly HFS Inc.), where he does international public relations for the company's hotel brands. He can be reached via e-mail at . . . Melisha Muise Miller reports that she had a baby, Clark, in February.

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Maria Aguirre '97 (MS) e-mailed that she and her husband, Rob, moved to Corning, N.Y., and both work for Corning, Inc. They settled into a house last November and a baby was due to arrive sometime in April. A message to "Beth K." from Maria, "Roomie where are you?" . . . Mary Ann Cook reports that suite Fairchild 410 was reunited last October at the wedding of Alexandra Bodnar to Mike Yamanishi. Also in attendance at the wedding were maid of honor Mary Ann Cook, Sumilu Cue, Alexandra Bodnar, Sarah Wood Sandler, Julie Chang Poist, Maria Dario Nizza, Michael Sandler, Glenn Rappaport, Glen Manglapus, Chuck Battocchio, Roderick Zimmerman '91, Christina Teegarden '95N (MS), David Nohara '89, '90 (MS), and Kevin Bennett. Alex and Mike spent their honeymoon driving across the country and they now live in Tustin, Calif. . . . Elisha Donovan Gregg writes: "My husband, Tom, and I are still living in Manassas, Va., with our daughter, Sara Catherine, who was born in June 1997." . . . Erik Rausch '97W (Mas) (see '87).


Shari Evalinis Abbott e-mails: "After living and teaching in Illinois for five years, my husband, Michael Malone '90, and I have accepted teaching positions at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. We plan to leave this summer and have been busy preparing for our adventure. We will be making several trips to say long good-byes to our close Rochester friends, including a Chicago trip to see Kristina Stanfield and Jen Morales (who is flying in from Washington, D.C.). Mike looks forward to a big send-off party in July at a Yankees game with alumni Brian Ossias, Sean Sheehan '89, Dan Shipley '89, and Jeremy Frank '88. We invite anyone interested in teaching in India to contact us through the embassy this fall." . . . Matthew Armata won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for work on the 1997 NFL draft. The award category he was honored in is Sports Emmy, Technical Team: Studio. Matthew works for ESPN and lives in West Hartford, Conn. . . . Julie Barrie writes: "I've left the large Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs and have started with a small firm, Koteen & Naftalin, also in Washington, that specializes in telecommunications law. Classmate Joel Wojciechowski '92, inadvertently helped me to find the firm by introducing me to a friend of his who works there (now also a friend of mine)! My e-mail address is" Pamela Delp Polashenski and her husband, Wally Polashenski, Jr. '90, '93M (MD), had their third daughter last July. Her name is Tallis and she is three years younger than her twin sisters, Anastasia and Maya. All of them are beautiful and wonderful, but I must say, Tallis (who happens to be my goddaughter) has a very special quality." . . . Michael Chavanne '92S (MBA) and Susan Davidson Chavanne '94N report the birth of their first child, Lauren Davidson, on February 21, 1998. Weighing 7 lbs. and 9 oz., she was 21 inches long. They add, "Our good friend Derek Fisher will marry Angela Meier on May 24, in Raleigh, N.C., and some of the Rochester people anticipated to attend the event are Craig Bowden, Ray Schnell, and us." . . . Andrew Cosgrove e-mails: "In an attempt to ease any existing wounds and ameliorate any pain that may still linger, I hereby apologize to my classmates for playing a litany of Vanilla Ice songs at a string of parties I threw in Phase throughout 1990 and 1991. I realize a long overdue apology in an alumni magazine is little recompense for such a horrible transgression, but perhaps we can now begin to put those horrible memories behind us and begin the healing. Word to your mother." . . . Dave and Laurie Romanow Fladd report that their 1-yr.-old son, Jacob, is doing well and keeping his mom busy at home. Dave was transferred to Charleston, N.C., by Corning, Inc., to start up a manufacturing plant. The Fladds welcome friends to look them up or e-mail them at . . . Ashok Gupta e-mails: "I'm completing my M.B.A. in strategic planning at the University of Pittsburgh and will be working in the Big Apple for Andersen Consulting in June 1998." . . . Scott Jermyn married Mary Beth Scialabba last September. Scott is a City of Rochester police officer; Mary Beth is a supervisor at Eastman Kodak Company. . . . Chris Kanthan (a.k.a. Kanth) has an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a systems engineer with Sun Microsystems in California. Chris can be reached at . . . Travis Miller '92 (MS) and Amanda Smith were married on August 23, 1997, in Sharon Springs, N.Y. In attendance were Catharine Perrin '89, Jeff Farkas '89, '90 (MS), Aviva Sussman '92, '96 (MS), David Kubalak '91, '93 (MS), Krystallo Halikiopoulos '92, and Thomas Hotides '91. . . . Dennis Rebelo is a strategic accounts manager for Preferred Networks, Inc., in Providence, R.I. . . . Jonathan Sneider (see '91 Eastman).


Eva Barnett e-mails: "I have recently moved to London, England, with my law firm. If any University alumni are in London, I would love to hear from you. My address in London is: Flat 10, 79 Gloucester Street, London SW1V 4EA. My phone number is: 01-71-630-6758." . . . Amy Siegal Frishberg writes: "My husband, Brad, and I moved to Tokyo, Japan, in October 1997. On January 23, 1998, I gave birth to our twins, Jake and Zoe." . . . Kristen Hansen is working in Russia with the American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI). She is involved in establishing laws in Russia against domestic violence, for the protection of reproductive rights, and the rights of women. . . . Angelo Ponticello '97S (MBA) married Lisa James last August at the Corpus Christi Church, in Rochester. The couple honeymooned at Disney World. . . . Nigel Richards e-mails: "I own a company called 611 Records. It is a retail shop, clothing line, and a record label. We sell our products through mail order and retail outlets worldwide. I work too much, but I love it. Visit our Web site to get further acquainted and certainly e-mail a hello. Life is great for me but it definitely isn't as easy as the good old U of R !!!" . . . Lora Santilli writes: "Dan Lang and I are keeping busy with our jobs. Dan is a hydrogeologist with Malcolm Pirnie, and I am working on a traumatic brain injury surveillance grant with the state health department. We are expecting our second child in late July/early August. Our daughter, Alyssandra, will be 2 in September. Another tidbit: Sigrid and Greg Close '93 are on a two-year assignment on the South Pacific island of Kwajelain as part of Sigrid's job with M.I.T." . . . Peter Simpson '97S (MBA) is working as a financial analyst with Federal Express Corp. in Memphis, Tenn. His M.B.A. concentration was finance and corporate accounting. . . . Nelson Stacks reported: "We're expecting a baby girl in July, I'm finishing an M.B.A. from Babson in May, I got a Kauffman Fellowship, and I plan to begin in August with Oak Investment Partners in Westport, Conn., to pursue venture capital."


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Mark Booher married Bonnie Outhouse last October in Gates, N.Y. The couple took a Caribbean cruise for their honeymoon. Mark is a fourth-year medical student at the University, and Bonnie is a third-grade teacher for the Spencerport school district. . . . Todd Creamer reports that he's earned a master of science degree in geology from North Carolina State University this year and has begun work as a geologist for Oryx Energy Co. in Dallas. . . . Jason D'Amico married Heather DeMellier in December 1995, and since graduating from Duke Law School in 1996, has been working as a banking attorney for the Pittsburgh law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. . . . Alexander Goldberg is president of a family business and married Cheryl Denine Stroud on April 18, 1998. . . . René Mogensen has returned from a six-month trip of performing and composing music in Italy and his native Denmark. Back in the states, he's collaborated with Johnny Russo '66E on an original album of Johnny's songs called Wa Copenhagen Bound, scheduled for release on CD this spring by the East Hill Music Group of Ithaca, N.Y., and Wassard Co. Mogensen will join Johnny's band for the Cornell University reunion this June, where the band is providing music for the classes of '48, '53, and '58. . . . Christopher Moon writes: "I've started a Web design company, Big Sky Design, and hope to establish a steady client base on the good old Web." . . . Peter Parshall (see '94).


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Michael Brady received his doctor of dental science degree with a minor in periodontology from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in May 1998. He is now completing a one-year residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. . . . Gregg Eisenberg joined the Cleveland office of the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff L.L.P. as an associate in the general practice group. . . . Michelle Lourette and John Sun wrote that they had a June wedding planned at the University's Interfaith Chapel. . . . Justin Mooney writes: "I am living in Bethesda, Md., with Mike Goldberg, Dan Goldberg '95, and Christian Hamerstone '95. Mike, Dan, and I run an equipment rental business as a side job. I work for LCC International, the world's largest wireless communications consulting firm, as a sales operations specialist/account executive for North America. I enjoy making ceramics, carving stone, boat building, movie making, and photography. Drop me a line if you remember me." . . . Rebecca Wennergren '95 (MS) is a consultant with Andersen Consulting in Boston. She is engaged to Peter Parshall '93, and a September 12 wedding in Connecticut is planned. The couple recently relocated from the West Coast, having spent time in both the Silicon Valley and Seattle area.


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Rebecca Chertok reports that she's moved to New York City and is working at CBS News Productions. . . . Sharon Niehaus married Taj Peerzada last October at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Calif. . . . Apologies go out to Adam Keats, Josh Shapiro, and his wife, Lori Shapiro. In the last issue, Lori, a graduate of Colgate University, was incorrectly identified as Lori Colgate-Shapiro. Rochester Review regrets the error.


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Navy Ensign David Canning was part of the 50th patrol of the ballistic submarine USS Ohio, the only U.S. ballistic missile submarine to complete 50 deployments. . . . Rochelle Cortez e-mails: "I am now living in Chicago and currently work as an assistant account executive at Draft Worldwide, an international marketing and promotional advertisng agency." . . . Marine 2nd Lt. Jamey Federico has reported for duty with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines at Twentynine Palms, Calif. . . . Edwin Garcia-Garnez e-mails that he is attending Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, where he is pursuing an international M.B.A. His areas of study are international management and international cooperation. . . . Ryan Mills reports that he started a company, Infinite Vision Technologies, with alumnus Jon Bradley and current Rochester student Graham Fennie. . . . Jennifer Ryan is attending the University of Iowa as a first-year student in the English Ph.D. program. . . . Kevin Sweeney reports that he is a second-year graduate student in the department of political science at Ohio State.


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