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JUNE 11-13, 1999


Lee Ashenberg writes that as a 53-year member of the American Association of University Women she has received an honorary life-member certificate, which was presented to her in May. Ashenberg has an M.S. in education from Simmons College of Boston, served overseas with the American Red Cross during World War II, then went on to teach English and Latin in Oakdale, Calif., for 20 years. She now lives in Modesto, Calif.


Harriet Hewes Thayer reported that she and her husband, Foster Thayer, Jr., planned to celebrate their 64th anniversary on September 8, with their daughter, Martha Thayer '65, at her RV home and ball park near Hamburg, N.Y.


Carl Paul celebrated his 88th birthday on June 10. He then attended the 151st annual meeting of his college fraternity, Theta Delta Chi, held at the Hotel Cavanaugh in Seattle. Paul writes that the festivities included a barbecue held on the University of Washington campus and closing banquet held at "the magnificent" dome room of the Arctic Club.


William Allyn (see Class Acts, 85TH BIRTHDAY CHAIR HONORS ALLYN).


Howard Scott (see Alumni Gazette, HOW TO PLAY LONGER, BETTER).


Dorothy E. Gallant (see Alumni Gazette, ALUMNI LEGACIES: WHAT GOES AROUND . . .). . . . Hans Schiff (see In Appreciation, THE SCHIFFS SHARE AGAIN).


C. William Tayler, who was named Athlete of the Year at the annual sports banquet of the University Club of Washington, D.C., in June, has now been cited for his dedication to a comprehensive fitness training program in the club's fitness center. He writes: "At my age, I was especially gratified by the recognition, but so far I have not been asked to endorse any Nike or Reebok sportswear. Perhaps AARP would be interested!" Tayler also was named to the club's board of governors.


An article about George Dischinger's move from Perinton, N.Y., to Colorado to help his daughter, Susan Kirkpatrick, run for a seat in the House of Representatives ran in the July 15 Brighton-Pittsford Post. . . . Martin Messinger (see Rochester In Review, Major Gift Restores Library Reading Room).

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Class Correspondent
Kenneth Hubel
2562 Oak Circle N.E.
N. Liberty, IA 52317
(319) 626-6562
Jim Glenn and Gene Gangarosa responded to my request for biographical notes that are heartening in their details.

Jim married Gale in his junior year at Rochester and started medical school at Duke the following year. From Duke, he went to Boston for a general surgical residency, spent 2 years as a flight surgeon with the U.S.A.F., then returned to Duke for residency in urology. In 1962, he became head of that department and remained until 1980 when he became dean of the School of Medicine at Emory University. There he helped guide the school to greater academic prominence. That success led to his recruitment to be president of the Mount Sinai Medical Center with its component medical school and hospital in Manhattan. Since retiring, he has returned to Lexington and the College of Medicine of the University of Kentucky where he has served as all-purpose linebacker in roles as interim director of the cancer center, acting chief of staff and interim chair of the department of surgery. Jim has been honored by Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Kentucky. On their 300 acres, Jim and Gale have 200 Angus cattle and an interest in 6 race horses. He chairs the board of the Council for Tobacco Research, which awarded grants for research in teaching and research institutions around the country. They have 4 children, 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. You should not be surprised when he reports: "Life is full and happy for us."

Eugene Gangarosa writes that his unusual career has spanned over 40 years in international public health. After a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed, he was a research scientist studying the body's responses to intestinal infections, including the scourge of cholera in southeast Asia. He helped establish the Pakistan Medical Research Center in Lahore, then continued his investigation of waterborne diseases at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. He became Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, "an experience punctuated by disconcerting civil unrest." He then returned to Atlanta and Emory University to develop the existing graduate program in public health into a new School of Public Health where he continues to guide students in their graduate work. His wife, Rose, a Rochesterian, attended Eastman School of Music and Nazareth College. Their 4 children are involved in medicine, teaching and public health practice. Gene and Rose have established the Gangarosa International Health Foundation to improve quality of life in undeveloped countries by promoting low-cost technology to make safe water available. He concludes: "Rose and I are very much indebted to the University not only for the professional opportunities . . . but (for) instilling in us the sense of commitment we have had to help those less fortunate and under served."

And, with regret, Ed Mullen wrote to tell me of Bob Clough's death in January (1998).


Carl Angeloff's essay on Sen. Robert Kennedy was recently published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Angeloff, who lives in Jupiter, Fla., is a partner in the West Palm Beach law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnson & Stubbs, P.A. . . . Dick Tartow writes: "I recently retired from the active practice of medicine and am now a Democratic candidate for the New Hampshire State Senate for a district that covers half of Nashua (the second largest city in the state) and four neighboring towns."


Arthur Miller (see After Words). . . . Stuart Platt '55, '70S (MBA) was named president and CEO at Western Marine Electronics in Woodville, Washington.


Class Correspondents
Val and John Rathbone
RD 2, Box 55
Hamilton, N.Y. 13346
(315) 824-3049

My wife, Val Evans Rathbone '58, and I have received a number of e-mail notes and a couple of letters from classmates after 'Reunion 98' noting that those who were able to attend had a good time.

Orrin Van Orden sent us a couple of notes saying that Gene LeDoux hosted a TKE picnic at his home in Rochester on July 19. Orrin wrote that he was able to review memories of the University with Tony LaFay, whom he had not seen for 40 years.

Orrin's note also included an obituary for classmate Dick Wolf of Hamlin, NY, who died July 7. Dick left the University for the U.S. Naval Academy and, in 1960, received his commission as an officer in the Air Force. Following that, Dick earned a law degree and returned to Buffalo to practice law in the firm of Jaeckle, Fleischmann and Mugel. In 1972, Dick joined Trico Products as general counsel and rose to become its chairman and CEO. He retired from Trico in 1994 and became chairman and president of the non-profit Oishei Foundation in Buffalo.

It was truly uplifting to see so many of you at our 40th reunion. Everyone seemed to be having such a good time renewing acquaintances and chatting with old friends. We hope you enjoyed yourself and will plan to return for our next "bash." As best as we can figure, based upon confirmations, about a third of those attending Reunion '98 were from the class of '58. Now, that's sort of impressive! One really nice thing was meeting again so many who were returning for the first time or the first time in a long while! However, we also greatly missed our classmates who were unable to be in Rochester the first weekend in June. Please know that your old friends asked about you and expressed the hope that we could convey their wishes to see you once more at our next reunion.

Nancy Kelts Rice and the Rathbones have a few extra Class of '58 mementos: The "Better than Good in '58; Approaching Perfection in '98" Reunion '98 pub glasses, which are available through them for $6.50 a pair. We propose to use this fund to apply toward our next reunion. And, rest assured, we are already making plans for our next one! While we may not be on the planning committee, we are assembling a few notes and suggestions to pass along to the next reunion chairs. If you have any suggestions about improving our reunions, please pass them along to Nancy or to Val and John. Suggestions may be mailed to (and pub glasses may be obtained from) Nancy by writing her at 187 Lattimore Road, Rochester, NY, 14620 or from the Rathbones at 2375 Brookview Drive, Hamilton, NY, 13346-9581.

Now that e-mail is becoming a major communication alternative, we also ask that any classmates whom we have not already contacted to please send us your e-mail address. In return for your address, we promise to keep you updated on events as we learn of them and not to give your address to anyone else without your express consent. Or, you could just post your name and address into the University of Rochester Alumni Directory, which is found at

The annual international competition of male choruses, held under the auspices of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., was held in Atlanta on July 2-4 and was won by the 126-man chorus from Alexandria, Va., the Alexandria Harmonizers, of which Alan Wile is president. His father, Alan Wile, Sr. '31, submitted this bit of news.


Warner Blow was featured in an article on the future of electronic commerce and EDI that ran in the August 4, 1998, Investor's Business Daily. Blow is the president and CEO of Sterling Commerce Inc.

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The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Sack to the Circuit Court of Appeals this June. He was slated to be sworn in by Labor Day. Sack is a media lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who has represented clients including Dow Jones & Co., Inc., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.


Irene Stillings joined Pentech Energy Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of energy efficient products, as vice president of strategic development.


Margaret Cozzens has moved to the Denver area where she is now vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. . . . Charles Groat '62 (see Class Acts, TOP GEOLOGIST). . . . Kari Fougner Inglis writes: "Last fall, in late October 1997, I learned that my friend and former University roommate, Karen Oleson, had died at her home in Milton, Vt., after a period of illness. It is very sad as she was no more than 57 years old and was just starting a well-deserved retirement on a small farm in a historic house surrounded by a carefully nurtured garden. Karen's loss hangs heavy on all of us even after these many months and we who were so close to her would very much like to make some contribution to the University in her name as a way of honoring her." Editor's note: Friends of Karen interested in making donations to the University in her name may contact Jack Kreckel of Alumni Relations and Development, (716) 273-5888, for more information.


JUNE 11-13, 1999

Gene Walzer '65, '70S (MBA) writes: "We are moving back to Texas after completing a two-year business assignment in South Korea. The travel opportunities in Asia were an opportunity of a lifetime."


JUNE 11-13, 1999

Robert Ozols '71M (PhD), '74M (MD) was named chairman of the clinical advisory board recently established by AltaRex to advise the company on the design of its clinical trial programs. AltaRex is a biotechnology company focused on research and the commercialization of immunotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. . . . Jeffrey Raffel, who met his wife, Joanne Traum Raffel, during their freshman orientation week at the University, writes to say that they are expecting their first grandchild in October. The parent-hopefuls, Lori and Tom, also met each other during their first week of classes, at the University of Connecticut. The Raffels' other daughter, Allison, met her husband, David, in the MBA program at the University of Michigan. The Raffels' son, Ken, is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is working on assignment at Bausch & Lomb for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Joanne is a supervisory team leader at Andersen Consulting in Wilmington, Del., and Jeff is director of the University of Delaware's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Jeff's latest book, The Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation, was due out in October from Greenwood Press.


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Tom Uhlman has become president of the new ventures group at Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, N.J. Previously, he was senior vice president of corporate strategy, development, and public affairs.


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Joan Gulley is senior vice president for strategic planning at PNC Bank, Pittsburgh. . . . Diane Plassey-Gutierrez e-mails: "After many years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and raising a family, I've begun a second career as an electronic publisher with graphic arts skills. I'm now beginning a business in Rochester." . . . David and Aniko (Reich '70) Richheimer reported that their daughter, Stephanie, was to marry Edward Ashman in September. Stephanie is an internal medicine resident at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College. . . . Andrew Gallant (see Alumni Review, ALUMNI LEGACIES: WHAT GOES AROUND . . .).

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Judith Wagner DeCew was promoted to full professor in the Department of Philosophy at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. . . . Kevin Fox, former president and CEO of Sugar Creek Stores, Inc., in Rochester, has been inducted into the New York Association of Convenience Stores' Retailer Hall of Fame. Fox and his wife, Paula, live in Fairport, N.Y. . . . Aniko Reich Richheimer (see '69). . . . Janet Bernstein Gallant (see Alumni Review, ALUMNI LEGACIES: WHAT GOES AROUND . . .).


Edward Brill '72, '73 (Mas) was named president of SL Waber, a wholly owned subsidiary of SL Industries Inc., based in Mt. Laurel, N.J. . . . Stuart Schneider writes that his 12th book, on antiques and collectibles, has just been published. Collecting Picture and Photo Frames is the first book that covers the field of tabletop frames for collectors. Schneider is a practicing attorney and former professional photographer.

Sara (left) and Lyn Rosenweig


Horace Malloy McMorrow, deputy court administrator for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Sanford, Fla., completed the court executive development program offered by the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts. He lives in Oviedo, Fla., with his wife, Carol, and their sons, Sean and Ryan. . . . Lyn Rosensweig sent a photo of herself and her niece, Sara Rosensweig '98, at Sara's Phi Beta Kappa Society induction ceremony. She writes, "I spent a lovely, nostalgic weekend at the University celebrating my niece's graduation. Sara graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, just like me a quarter-century ago!" . . . Anita Schubert is the first full-time cantor for the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, Ill. . . . James D. Gallant and Janice Matson Gallant (see Alumni Review, ALUMNI LEGACIES: WHAT GOES AROUND . . .).



Sheldon Pollack was promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Delaware. Pollack has a joint appointment in the College of Business and Economics and the Department of Political Science. . . . Frances Goldstein writes that she is moving to a new job as deputy director for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. The fund works for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS. . . . J. Thomas Nolan has joined the Washington, D.C., office law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP as an associate in the communications section. He previously was an associate with Ginsburg, Feldman and Gress, Chtd.


Barry Mattes was appointed chief counsel for First Polish Collection Services in Chicago. In addition to his private practice, he is managing entertainers and recording albums with Dion Paxton and the 43rd Street Blues Band. He is also contracted to play guitar for Virgin Records, Ltd. . . . Kathleen Duncan '75, '78 (Mas), '82 (PhD), assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Tulsa, recently won the faculty Medicine Wheel Award. This award is presented annually to faculty, staff, students, and organizations at Tulsa that provide outstanding service to the school and the community. . . . Barbara Shupak reports that her daughter, Tova Judith Tencer, was born on March 30. Tova has two brothers, Mitchell, 6, and Evan, 5. . . .With a grant from Poets & Writers Inc., Robin Jacobson is teaching poetry classes for elders with the Senior Access Collaborative in San Francisco. She also teaches creative writing privately and has been a guest speaker at the San Francisco Art Institute. She recently received a $5,000 grant from the Marin Arts Council in its Individual Artists Grants Competition in poetry, as well as first prize in the National Poetry Competition of the National League of American Pen women, and she was a finalist in a National Writers Union contest. Her poems continue to be published in literary magazines, most recently Atlanta Review and Poetry Flash. . . . Ronald Shapiro writes that he is working as a skills program manager in IBM's Software Group.


Suzanne Weiss writes: "After over 10 years as vice president of marketing at Sawtooth Technologies, a survey research software provider, I've moved on. I am now director of marketing and community outreach for Hazelden Chicago. I am excited about moving to the not-for-profit sector and thrilled to be part of the good work Hazelden does!" . . . Dorian Denburg writes: "My family and I are moving to Atlanta, where I'm going to manage franchise/rights-of-way issues for Bellsouth Telecommunications' legal department in our nine-state region."



Mark Anderson '77, '78S (MBA) was recently named executive vice president for EAB's Marketplace Management and Product Development Department. EAB is a New York-chartered, full-service commercial bank with branches in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. . . . Rick Capretta is director of technology development for Sealing Systems-North America. . . . Patrick Farrell '82M (MD) e-mails: "I recently became the 224th master of wine worldwide, and the 18th American so designated. The Institute of Masters of Wine in London bestows the credential. As a new 'MW,' I plan on teaching and writing about wine." . . . David French is president and COO of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a premier supplier of system-level integrated circuits that demand high-performance mixed-signal processing. . . . Karl Thielking '77, '81 (Mas) has recently been appointed principal of Greece Athena High School in Greece, N.Y. The school has about 1,500 students and 400 staff. Thielking is also very active in Sigma Chi as a member of the International Fraternity's Leadership training board. . . . Ashar Najmi writes: "Just returned to the USA after seven years in international assignments for Eastman Kodak, in Paris, Dubai and Singapore covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. I will be based at the Kodak Health Imaging facility in Dallas and would love to reconnect with any old classmates or acquaintances."


Leslie Dunner was appointed music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra this past spring. . . . Barry Bergen writes: "I am happy to report that I have been granted tenure at Gallaudet University and promoted to associate professor of history."


Brian Davison, group leader of the biochemical-engineering group in the energy research section of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was named director of the laboratory's Bioprocessing Research and Development Center. . . . Robert Bly writes that his 40th book, The Lead Generation Handbook, has been published by Amacom. . . . Paul Gamble is an assistant U.S. attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. After a three-year stint on active duty with the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Paul joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office and spent seven years prosecuting drug cases. In 1994, he moved over to federal prosecution. Paul maintains his Navy Reserve affiliation and holds the rank of commander. He and his wife, Denise-Marie, have two children. He also writes that his brother, Robert Gamble '82, was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, where he is an active-duty dentist. Robert and his wife, Donna Gibbs Gamble '82, have two sons. . . . Glenn Gold was named vice president for marketing at Rexall Showcase International in Boca Raton, Florida. He oversees global marketing, including product positioning, packaging, marketing communications, advertising, and promotional activities.

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Patrol Squadron ONE, Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan--left to right: Lt. Kristopher Kaschak '93, Cdr. Robert Winneg '80, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Pearl '86, and Lt. Patrick Cochran '91.


John Underhill was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and is flying F-18s. He is also a pilot for Delta Air Lines. . . . Carol Lazarus-Schlags wishes to let her classmates know that Debra Moreland died on July 5, 1998, after complications from diabetes. She writes: "Debra was mayor of the city of Trainer, Pennsylvania, district attorney, active community and church volunteer, as well as a generous friend to many. We will miss her. I encourage all of her friends to write to the Rochester Review and tell us where you are. As for me, I am married to Cory Schlags and have two active daughters, 8 and 5 years old. We currently work and live in Allentown, Pennsylvania." . . . In 1990, Patricia Walsh earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in child and family therapy. She is returning to school to study statistics and is married with two sons, ages 3 and 5. . . . Robert Winneg writes that four University graduates, including himself, served on the same squadron, a highly unusual occurrence. They were assigned to Patrol Squadron ONE. Pictured at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, are, left to right: Lt. Kristopher Kaschak '93, Cdr. Robert Winneg '80, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Pearl '86, and Lt. Patrick Cochran '91. . . . Robert Specter writes: "I've been in Bozeman, Montana, for the last four years as administrative vice president of Montana State University. I've enjoyed hiking and fishing in Yellowstone National Park and in the mountains and trout streams surrounding Bozeman where, on occasion, I've run into bears, elk, coyotes, fox, bison, and occasionally UR alumni (some of the 'wilder' members of the MSU faculty)! I enjoyed my Rochester experience so much that now I just can't seem to leave university life. In mid-October, I'm moving west to Corvallis, Oregon, where I'll be vice president for finance and administration at Oregon State University. Lots of trees, lots of rain! I took friends' advice and upgraded my Gore-Tex."


Richard Schneider (see '82). . . . Michael Rothmel, '83 MAS (M) (see '82). . . . Kellie Sheldon Hernandez (see '85). . . . William Spohn '81, '86 (Mas) reports that in May he joined The Superior Valve Co. of Washington, Pa., as a business unit manager for air conditioning and refrigeration products. He writes: "My wife, Marilyn, and our six children are doing great; they are growing up so quickly. Sarah, our oldest, is going to college in 1999. If anyone wants to reach me, my e-mail address is:"


Malcolm Crystal reports: "I recently joined Blackwell Publishers as an acquisitions editor for journals. I've been in publishing in the Boston area for a few years now. Before that, I taught courses in European history and the history of medicine at both Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and the University of Virginia. I received my Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1994 and was the recipient of a Fulbright grant while attending school there. My wife, Barbara Kotulich Crystal, works for Fleet Bank in Boston as a portfolio manager. We have two boys, David, 8, and Duncan, 6." . . . Paul Koppel and his wife, Sheila, announce the birth of their son, Alexander Jacob, on April 12, 1998. . . . Robert and Donna Gibbs Gamble (see '79). . . . Lorinda Teicher writes that she is practicing ophthalmology with her husband, Luis de Zayas, in Miami. They are the parents of Daniel Alexander, 2 years, and Tiffany Rose, 5 months. Lorinda has also helped raise Jennifer, 22, and Michelle, 16. She is seeking the whereabouts of a few friends: Richard Schneider '81, Michael Rothmel '81, Fred Williams, Andy Miller, Wendy Jackelow '83, and Ellen Susan Danto-Nocton '83. Friends can e-mail her at She writes: "I look forward to hearing from everyone. Let's call it a little reunion of sorts!" . . . Karin Swanson and her husband, Jeff Powers, have been living in Naples, Italy, with their children, Rachel and Dillon, for the last year. Also living in Naples are classmates Mandeep Nehra and Jim Chamberlain and their families. Last November, Karin and Jeff visited another classmate, Nezih Canal, in Istanbul, where he was the general manager and board member of the company Devir Factoring. . . . Leslie Garfield writes that she, her husband, Brad, and their daughter, Natalie, welcomed twins Allison and Jake to the family in February. At the time of her note, Leslie was looking forward to attending classmate Jodi Levine's wedding in August. . . . Joseph Iuliano writes that he is middle school director at Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He has two sons, Quinn and Keenan. . . . Rob Kleinfeld writes that he earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. After several years in basic research, he left academia for industry. He is now a project manager for Bayer Pharmaceutical. He and his wife, Audrey, live in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with their children, Josh, 6; Michaela, 4; and Lily, 2. . . . Sanford Levy and Betsy Doyle-Levy were married in August 1997 and had son Daniel in May 1998. In August, Sandy joined the Buffalo Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice. He continues to practice internal medicine as well as to operate a center for integrative medicine. . . . James Pharo writes that he is working and living in New York City. He and classmate Kathleen O'Keefe married in 1987, and they have three children. Pharo practices law in-house at the ad agency Young & Rubicam. "When I'm old and decrepit," he writes, "I hope to return to Holly 2."


Michael Gedzelman '83, '84S (MBA) e-mails that he and his wife, Cheryl, have a daughter, Emily Leah, born on March 17. She weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces. The family lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, where Michael is an independent computer consultant working for Sprint. . . . Elizabeth Jennison '87M (MD), '88M (Res) writes: "In June I competed in (and finished!) a 300-mile, 5-day adventure race called 'The Beast of the East.' The race included canoeing, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, and mountain biking. In August I moved to St. Louis to take a position in the occupational medicine department at Solutia, a spinoff from Monsanto." . . . Kevin McGuire '83, '85 (MS), '90S (MBA) was featured in a July 14 article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle for his invention of the SoLux bulb, used in revolutionizing the lighting in such venues as the Memorial Art Gallery's Impressionist collection, and more recently, the National Gallery's blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition. McGuire has his own firm, Tailored Lighting, located in Rochester. . . . Wendy Jackelow (see '82). . . . Ellen Susan Danto-Nocton (see '82). . . . Alan Welty (see '85).


John Farrell has been an administrative law judge with the New York State Worker's Compensation Board since 1996. He is living in New Paltz, New York, and would love to hear what is going on with members of the classes of 1983 and 1984. . . . Andrew Kurtz '84, '86 (Mas) (see Class Acts, EMMY WINNER). . . . George Barnes and his wife, Alice Irwin Barnes '85, stopped by campus in July on their way to Niagara Falls for a family reunion. George writes: "Highlights of our stop in Rochester were visiting with Lynn Fender, still working with Brian Fleming at Susan B. Anthony, and, of course, a trip to Sal's Birdland. We didn't subject Ella (age 5) or Caitlin (age 3) to a bird, but we did buy two cases of sauce to bring home. Fourteen years since graduation, and a Sal's bird was still as good as we remembered." . . . Christine Bohner-Miyachi writes that she and her husband, Hiroshi, have been married more than 10 years and have three children: Tomi, 8 months; Ken, 3; and Mari, 6. She works in a new office of Xerox Corp., managing a group that works on the multi-function copier/printer/scanner/fax machine. Christine works closely with classmate Dave Carlson, who is married with three children and living in the Rochester area. Christine notes that she has also heard from Margo and Paul Navasio, who have four children (a 3-year-old and triplets). Christine visited the University on a recent business trip and notes: "Everyone looks so young!" . . . Deborah Steese, Craig Ronald 90 MS, Kellie Cope Ronald, and Emily Georgiev Welty (see '85).


Mark Beck '85, '92 (PhD), assistant professor of physics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, was awarded the Cottrell College Science Award to support his research on noise properties of lasers. . . . Lt. Cmdr. John F. Holmes and Katherine Ann Smith were to be married on June 20, 1998, in Monterey, Calif., according to the Rochester area newspaper, The Brighton-Pittsford Post. . . . Susan Lathan '85, '88 (MS), marketing manager at Andor Technology, located in West Belfast, Ireland, was pictured in an article that ran in the Export Northern Ireland magazine. Andor Technology is a specialist in light measurement systems. . . . The web address for Michael Livingston's web newsletter, Insane Hockey News, is: . . . Forrest Strauss, his wife, Karen, and their son, Ian, are living in Orange County, New York. Forrest is working as a court attorney for the Appellate Division, second department, where he is assigned to the grievance committee for the 9th Judicial District as staff counsel. In this position, he is involved in the investigation and, where authorized, prosecution of attorneys who have violated the Lawyer's Code of Professional Responsibility. He writes: "It is fascinating work," and adds, "I've become somewhat nostalgic 13 years after graduation. It would be great to hear from anyone who was at Rochester with me and wants to keep in touch." . . . Navy Lt. John Tallman was commissioned to his present rank after graduating from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, the nation's only uniformed medical school. He recently reported for duty at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. . . . Alice Irwin Barnes (see '84). . . . Margaret Blank Birth writes that she continues as a free-lance writer. Her current bread-and-butter is true-life confessions. Her sixth story of 1998 was due out in the October issue of True Love. She's also working on a romance novel. Her husband, Kevin Birth, recently was awarded tenure at Queens College-City University of New York. He is assistant professor of anthropology and associate director of Freshman Year Initiative, a nationally recognized program in the college. He also is on the board of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, a branch of the American Anthropological Association. Their son, Brendan, is 4. Margaret sends greetings to college friends, including Deborah Steese '84, '85W (Mas); Peter Hewitt, '86S (MBA), Craig Ronald '84, '90 MS and Kellie Cope Ronald '84, who have two sons, Colin and Kyle; Tom Hernandez '87W (Mas) and '96W (EdD) and his wife, Kellie Sheldon Hernandez '81, '86W (Mas), and their children Evan and Alexa; Alan Welty '83 and Emily Georgiev Welty '84, who live in Maryland where they home-school their children Daniel and Andrew; and Sharon Webster Palmiter '87, '91M (MPH), who has a son, Tim, with her husband, Wayne. . . . John Cigliano (see Alumni Gazette, OUR EIGHT-FOOTED FRIENDS). . . . Bill O'Malley '96M (Res) writes that he is practicing general surgery in Rochester and is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He and his wife, Karen, a pediatric anesthesiologist, have been married for five years.


Kevin Peterson, his wife, Alison, and their children, Katelyn, 6, Chelsea, 5, and Erik, 1, have moved to Guam where Kevin is serving as the officer-in-charge at the Pacific Space and Naval Warfare Systems Facility. . . . Lee Taylor e-mails: "My wife, Cheryl McGeehan Taylor '89, had our first child, Shelby Danielle, on Valentine's Day. Everyone is doing well. My old roommate, Don Golini, is the godfather. Don, his wife, Tracey Gunderman Golini '88, '95 MS, and their three kids were able to join us for the christening in Westfield, N.J." . . . Joseph Pearl (see '80). . . . Michael Cassidy writes that he left a general management job at Kimberly-Clark to accept a consulting position with Booz-Allen & Hamilton before attending Harvard Business School, where he's in his second year of study. He and Paula Pagano, a speech pathologist, married in July 1997. Fellow alumni in attendance were: James Cavagnaro '93 MS; Scott Ovenshire and his son, Benjamin; Lewis Wood; John Schnell '87, '91M (MD), '97M (Res); Carolyn Calalang '90M (MD); Tina Gross Kruczynski; and Ray Schnell '91. The Cassidys recently visited classmate Dawn Garibaldi and her husband, Dave, in China and Thailand. . . . Paul Gardner writes that he has worked at Excalibur Technologies writing image pattern recognition software for the last nine years. His wife, Betsy Shein Gardner, graduated from University of San Diego Law School in 1995 and passed the California bar exam the following June. Their son, Eiche, was born in August 1996, and in December of that year they moved into a house Paul and his dad built in Escondido, California. The Gardners were expecting their second son, Maxwell, in late September. They invite classmates to check family pictures at, or to send e-mail to . . . John Illig (see Alumni Gazette, THROUGH-HIKER). . . . David Kozody writes: "My wife, Kristen, and I proudly announce the birth of our son, Macrae Alexander, on June 30. He is already managing to bother his big sister, Olivia, 2. Things are great with us!" . . . Ellen Roth Meiner reports that she and her husband, Lee, have "two beautiful children, Jacob Daniel, 5, and Benjamin Paul, 16 months. We live in New Rochelle, New York, and are very happy here. I work at Liz Claiborne, where I am director of business planning." . . . Howard Saltzman and Margot Diamond '87 celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Hannah Shayne, born July 4, 1997. They write: "We moved to Dallas from the New York area earlier this year. We're not saying 'y'all' yet, but we are occasionally talking slower." . . . Glenn Stambo has graduated from the University of Massachusetts, having completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology. In September, he joined Radiology Group in Tampa, Florida. . . . Chuck Wild works for Niagara Transformer Corp. in Buffalo. He is married with two daughters, Julia, 2 1/2, and Bridget, 5 months.


Seth Grobman was promoted to associate clinical director of the Renfrew Center of South Florida, a women's mental health clinic specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. . . . Susan Mayer '87M (Mas) writes that she and her husband, Seth Berlin, had a daughter, Ruby Mayer Berlin, named for Susan's grandmother, Mary Rubin, and Seth's uncle, Abe Brass. . . . Amy McKee-Egitton '87, '88S (MBA) writes: "My husband, Peter, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, James Peter, on March 16.". . . David O'Dowd is director of development at Genomics Collaborative. . . . Susan Schein e-mails: "For the past three years, I have been studying to become a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. This year, in addition to my studies I served as the acting Jewish chaplain and Hillel director at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Next year I will be continuing my rabbinical education in Jerusalem. As they say, 'L'shana HaBa'a Birushalayim (next year in Jerusalem).'" . . . Mark Gordon (see '88). . . . Sharon Webster Palmiter (see '85). . . . John Schnell (see '86). . . . Margot Diamond (see '86). . . . Phyllis Gordon writes to congratulate Debbi Esrig Simon and her husband, Jeff Simon, on their marriage in June. Attending the event with Phyllis were classmates Diane Karlsruher '88 (MS), Amy Leavitt, Nancy Lehman Leibowitz, Carol Thurer, Liat Jehassi Wasserman, and Linda Schneider Rosenfeld '88. . . . Rachel Roberts writes: "I was thrilled this past April to accept a position as student services coordinator at Central School of Practical Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. I also finally have e-mail:" . . . Mitch Ashley (see '88).


Richard Koshel '88, '97 (PhD) married Deirdre Belle-Oudry on July 4 in Louisville, Colorado. . . . In June, Margaret Best-Krizan '88, '91 (MS) was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's Advanced Placement exams in AP European history. She is a teacher at School of the Arts in Rochester . . . Chip Walters and his wife, Terry Jacobs Walters, have moved to Avon, Conn., with their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. Chip has finished his MBA at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is now working for Price Waterhouse as a principal consultant. . . . Marine Capt. Bruce Wilkinson participated in Exercise Cobra Gold '98 while assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan. The exercise was designed to strengthen the cooperation and abilities of American and Royal Thai military forces. . . . Laura Runge-Gordon has received tenure and a promotion to associate professor of English at the University of South Florida at Tampa. This summer, she received a university research grant for research on her next book. She is married to Mark Gordon '87. . . . Linda Schneider Rosenfeld (see '87). . . . Navy Lt. Avery Bevin recently reported for duty at Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. He joined the Navy shortly after graduation. . . . Pamela Leake Freeman and her husband, Cliff, had twins Jacob and Leo in December 1997. They also have a daughter, Shoshana, who is 3. The couple opened a law firm in Brookline, Massachusetts in May 1992 after their wedding; she is taking a few years off to be home with their children. Pamela stays in touch with classmates, including: Mark Mittler '91M (MD); Anne Mittler E; Jennifer Carpenter Siedman; Tracey Gunderman Golini '95W (MS); Sue Tellini Fitzgerald; Meghan Daly Lippman; Danielle Waldman; Katherine Gladstone Windsor '89; and Mitch Ashley '87. . . . Bill Gessler writes: "Congratulations to Dan Bennett and wife Gail Garnish Bennett '89 on the birth of their second child. After some time making photolithography tooling in Connecticut, it's on to Phoenix for fun in the sun. I am also getting married this April to my fiancee, Eloisa. You just never know what'll happen after a blind date in El Paso!" . . . Peter Lymm has been accepted into the Fall 1998 cohort executive MBA program at the University of New Haven. For the last two years, he has worked at Bridgeport Hospital/ Yale New Haven Health as director of information systems. . . . Bruce Wilkinson writes that Alyson Rose was born April 1. He is studying national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is due to graduate next June. Adds Wilkinson: "I'm getting out of the Marine Corps after this." . . . John Costable has completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology and is in private medical practice in Great Neck, New York. He would like to hear from "long lost friends" Rob Juzups, Rich Julian, Rick Gelhert, and Pete Wilkins.

Cohen wedding


Marianne Seidman Cohen married Richard Cohen on November 1, 1997, in Boston. Attending the wedding were: back row (left to right): Amy Goldstein '87, Christine Holsten '88, Hilary Morrison '87, Sharon Lazarow Moelis, Donna Borys Wagner, Susan Yesley Awad '87, Jodi Rubtchinsky Smith '90, Dorit Turi Kransdorf, front row (left to right): David Wagner '90, William Awad '88, Horatio Padua, Douglas Smith '90, Alan Sherman '89, and Neil Kransdorf '88. Marianne is director of marketing for the USS Constitution Museum. . . . Rick Passmore and his wife, Michelle Effinger Passmore '91, announce the birth of their son, James Michael, on April 17, 1998. . . . Cheryl McGeehan Taylor (see '86). . . . Michael Thomas's Boston-area company, Optical Product Development, Inc., has celebrated its second anniversary. His company provides product development services for consumer, industrial, and medical device clients. . . . Matthew Vreeland '89, '90 (MS) completed an internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington, and is now training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, for his future position as a flight surgeon. Upon completion of his training, he will be stationed in Korea. . . . Katherine Gladstone Windsor (see '88). . . . Gail Garnish Bennett (see '88). . . . Drew Asson writes: "New job for past year, but still wandering trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up!" . . . In June, Donna Sinensky Ferrero completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts University in Boston. She and her husband, Vincent, have moved to Atlanta, where she has a faculty appointment at Emory University and works as a physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. . . . Andrew Fields writes: "My wife Christiana and I relocated to the Pacific Northwest--by tandem bicycle! We are currently in the Portland/Vancouver area conducting job searches." . . . David Townes has completed a fellowship in international emergency medicine and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a requirement of the fellowship, he earned a master's in public health. This January, he will start working in the emergency medicine department in Boston's Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. For six months before that, he is working as a staff physician in Yosemite National Park in California. . . . Yvonne King writes that she is a certified social worker. She received her master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 1997. . . . Olivier Sartor and Eric Appelbaum (see '90).

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Richard Albert graduated in May with a Ph.D. in earth and planetary sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. He and his wife, Aruni, are living in Chicago. . . . Joseph Bailey '90, '97W (Mas) writes: "After five and a half years of working in the University's financial aid office, I have left to accept the position of director of financial aid at Genesee Community College. My wife, Renee Bailey '98W (MS), is in her sixth year of teaching high school art in Newark, N.Y. Our daughter, Julia Elizabeth, was born in May 1997. In addition to Julia, we have an 11-year-old dog, Biff. We keep in touch with many of the Deke brothers via e-mail. Please feel free to e-mail us at:" . . . Amy Batkin married Randal Knox on June 28 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Amy is an associate specializing in rare maps and antique prints at the W. Graham Arader 3d Gallery in New York and has begun work on a master's degree in education at New York University this fall. . . . Susan Goldstein married Robert Adam Feinstein on May 23 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Alumni in attendance included: Suzanne Trimpoli Alami, Stacey Sneirson Tulchinsky, Lori Steinbarge Hoffman '90N, Liz Fisher Nacht '91, Colleen Wheelan '89, and David Vogel '87. The couple works for Ernst and Young LLP and lives in Manhattan. . . . Robert Hartz '90, '98S (MBA) e-mails: "Coaching at Rochester has been a great experience. The baseball team won the ECAC championship last spring for the first time in school history. Look for more success from the 'Diamond Jackets' in years to come. Also, coaching football with Mark Kreydt '88 has been a wonderful experience. The sting is back in Yellowjacket football!" . . . Debra Wilczweski '94N, '98N (MS) and her husband, Michael, are the parents of a baby boy. Ryan Michael was born on June 13, 1998. Debra lives in Rochester and works as an oncology nurse practitioner at the Genesee Hospital. . . . John Noble (see '92). . . . Andrew Weingram writes that he is married and has a house in northwest New Jersey where he is an A-320 captain for Ryan International Airlines. . . . Fareed Ahmed and his wife, Alia, married in India. He writes that she is a nutritionist from Madras, India, and he is a lawyer. . . . The Buffalo News reports that Christopher Epstein married Heidi Redlich in September. The wedding took place in Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. The couple are lawyers in Washington, D.C., and live in Silver Spring, Maryland. Christopher earned a law degree at the University of Akron and is an export policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Commerce. . . . Paul Fantauzzo writes that he and his wife, Debbie, have a daughter, Rebecca. . . .

Jennifer Gordon and Adam Gross '92 were married September 20, 1997 in New York City. The couple live in New York where she is an associate product manager in marketing at Revlon Corp. and he is an associate in the private client group at J.P. Morgan. Present at their wedding were, left to right: Jon Rogin '91, Howard Weintraub '93, Jennifer Luce '91, Nicole Kaplan, Doug Wheeler '93, Eileen McCarthy Cakouros, Gary Zimble '91, Julie Peyton '91, Eric Appelbaum '89, Adam Gross '92, Scott Barishaw '92, Jennifer Gordon Gross, Ashley Sartor McNamara, Olivier Sartor '89, Paul Josephs '92, Gregg Levin '91, Todd O'Brien '92, Matt Chasin '92, and Seth Harris '92. . . . Isabelle Griffault married Patrick Apel on July 18 in Paris, France. Sharon Reynolds was the maid of honor. The couple now live in Boston. . . . Antioch New England Graduate School, in Keene, New Hampshire, has announced that Daniel Winston has been accepted for master's level studies in applied psychology, with a concentration in marriage and family therapy. He is a participant of Project Adventure and a member of the North American Association of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals. A citizen of Israel, he has experience with adventure-based counseling and ropes courses. . . . Lisa d'Addesa married Peter Zambas on September 27, 1997. She wrote that they had plans to spend their first anniversary in Italy.


Caroline Chung is attending San Francisco State's Graduate Education Program to earn her M.A. in technology instruction. She and her husband, William G. Wipff, recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. . . . Carol Henderson married Greg Roeder of Long Island on September 6, 1997. The wedding was held in Albany, N.Y., where Carol is an attending physician in emergency medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital. Rochester alumni attendees included bridesmaids Janet Prantis-Surovcik, Reem Jishi, and Kristin Rush Palmer '89. Other Rochester guests were Derek Nowicki '90, Michael Aronica '89, and Paul Robison '89. Carol adds: "Congrats to Kristin Rush Palmer on her 'stormy' wedding on the Cape." . . . Tami Kelly Noel '91, '94W (MS) e-mails: "I wanted to let you know that my husband, Michael Noel '96 (PhD), and I are alive and well and living in Charlottesville, Virginia, while Mike finishes a post-doctoral fellowship in atomic physics at the University of Virginia. I am facilitating elementary school counseling groups once a week and continue to volunteer at a local hospice organization. We're also thrilled to report that we had our first child, Jacob Michael, in April. Our e-mail address is: and we'd love to hear from any classmates." . . . Michelle Effinger Passmore (see '89). . . . Patrick Cochran (see '80). . . . Ray Schnell (see '86). . . . Jon Rogin, Jennifer Luce, Gary Zimble, Julie Peyton, and Gregg Levin (see '90). . . . Celeste Glasgow Melton has been promoted to senior account executive at Edward Howard & Co., a public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Celeste joined the firm as an account executive in 1997. . . . Amy Phelan received her Ph.D. in medieval history from Cornell University last August after two years of research in the United Kingdom. This summer, she took a job with the federal government and now lives in Falls Church, Virginia.


Christopher and Melissa Sturge Apple were married May 31, 1997, in Rochester. Members of the wedding party included Rochester alumni Thomas Dardaganis (best man); Tim Rich '93, Tom Prame, and Jeff Lowe (groomsmen); and Molly Kelly (honorary bridesmaid). Others in attendance were John Kelly, Karen Roth '90, Joel Wojciechowski, Colleen Doyle (women's field hockey coach), and Steve Locker (former men's soccer coach). The couple honeymooned in Napa Valley and San Francisco. Melissa is working on her Ph.D. in psychology, and Chris is the assistant men's soccer coach for Notre Dame. They live in South Bend, Ind. . . . Laura Avery has joined the law firm Reminger & Reminger in Ohio. . . . Kristine Krause Castagnaro e-mails: "I am living in Hawaii!!!!" . . . Aron Cogswell '92, '97 (MS) reports that he left Xerox after six years to pursue an M.B.A. at Duke University. . . . Eric Hansen was married to Noha Tohamy, a 1992 Emory University graduate, on January 31, 1998. The couple lives in Cambridge, Mass., were Eric is the president of a Boston-based computer consulting firm and Noha is a project manager with the SABRE Group. Their e-mail address is: . . . Lawrence Loh writes: "I am living in Denver where I am the associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony and music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Please e-mail me at:" . . . Devin Mack reported that at the time of his note, he and his wife, Nikki, were expecting another baby boy on September 23, joining his older sister, Simone, and brother, Cory. The family lives in Rochester. . . . Victoria Wan Noble and John Noble '90 write that their new address is: 2414 Stanhope Court, Mahwah, N.J. 07430. . . . Jamie Renberger reports that she is in her final year of residency in pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Next summer she plans to move to Houston, where she'll be doing a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Texas Children's Hospital. . . . Lisa Sears was married to Robert Michael on June 27. Lisa is a dentist with Catalano, Leifer, and Bruno in Catskill, N.Y. Her husband is an occupational therapist. . . . Jill Forman married Scott Seidel on October 25, 1997, in Washington, D.C. The bridal party included Anne Mahaney Forbes '91 (maid of honor) and Melissa Berg Lawson. The couple lives in Los Angeles where Jill works as a pediatric social worker at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Scott is a literary agent at International Creative Management. . . . Leila Wissel Tredmeyer e-mails: "I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in May 1997, and I am working for Jenkins & Gilchrist in their Dallas office. I married a Texan four years ago, Chris Tredmeyer, and after law school we moved down to Texas to be closer to his family.". . . Matthew Wagner married Candace Hoffman on August 29, in Fairfield, Conn. Matthew is a lawyer in the law office of James E. Meyers in Washington. Candace is a consultant in the Valhalla, N.Y., office of Towers Perrin, an employee benefits consultancy. . . . Todd O'Brien, Matt Chasin, Seth Harris, Paul Josephs, Adam Gross, and Scott Barishaw (see '90). . . . Don Farr and Stacie Baran '93 were married September 5, 1997, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Alumni/ae who attended were David Aschheim, Charlotte Elkin '93, Julie Eyres '93, Heather Mantel '93, Bill Ramage '93, and Onica Kutch '94. Stacie is a laboratory technician at Dana Farber Institute in Boston and is working on a master's degree in health care administration at Simmons College. Don is an associate at Christian & Timbers, an executive recruiting firm. The couple recently purchased a home in Natick, Massachusetts.


Dawn Casey writes: "I am currently employed in the insurance industry, but am making a career change to teaching, and will be returning to school for my master's in teaching. I am having fun studying martial arts and competing on an international karate team. I was recently maid of honor in the wedding of Catherine Ross to Brian Advocate of Long Island. I can be reached at, and have been especially looking to speak with anyone who knows the whereabouts of Tina Maresco '92." . . . Marine Capt. Jonathan Dunne has reported for duty at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania . . . Jennifer Geiger married Jeffrey Brown on August 14. She is a resident in emergency medicine at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo General, Children's, and Millard Fillmore hospitals. . . . Tom Kenjarski '98M (MD) graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in May. In June, he began residency training in pediatrics at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Those in town for the graduation festivities included: Brian Kenjarski '97, a second year medical student at SUNY Buffalo; Paul Kenjarski '00; Mark Vincent '91, the current chief resident in pediatrics at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut; husband and wife Chris Englert '94, a clinical consultant for Serono Laboratories in Rochester, and Deborah Mlodynia Englert '97M (MD), a dermatology resident at the University of Rochester. . . . Joseph Orenstein reports that he is an intelligence analyst with the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he lives with his wife, Meggan Clark Orenstein '92, and son, Matthew. . . . Mary Loring Ruhl writes that she received her MBA in May from Case Western Reserve University and is now working at a corporate banking software company near Boston. . . . Jeffrey Scheer e-mails: "I am currently living and practicing law in Syracuse, N.Y., at the law firm of Scolaro, Shulman, Cohen, Lawler & Burstein, P.C. where I specialize in corporate, business, and tax planning." . . . Stephanie Richheimer (see '69). . . . Kristopher Kaschak (see '80). . . . Doug Wheeler and Howard Weintraub (see '90). . . . Charlotte Elkin, Julie Eyres, Heather Mantel, and Bill Ramage (see '92).


OCTOBER 8-10, 1999

M. Kim Babat writes that she graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1997 and was admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts. After practicing law for a year in Boston, she has moved back to Buffalo. She reports that there were a number of Rochester alumni in her graduating law school class including: Scott Philbin '93, Frank Lo Tempio, Jennifer McGinty, Colleen Farrell '92, and Theresa Gunther '90. . . . Navy Lt. j.g. Uletha Jones recently completed a multinational exercise in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort, based in Baltimore, Maryland. . . .

Stephanie Cooper married Todd Lawrence on June 28, at the ANA Hotel in Washington, D.C. In attendance were (left to right): M. Kim Babat (bridesmaid), Grace Bacon, Kristen Siudzinski, Stephanie Cooper (bride), Todd Lawrence (groom), Deborah Metzger, Matthew Buttrick '95, and Sheryl Grossman (bridesmaid). Stephanie and Todd live in Los Angeles where Stephanie works for the daytime show "General Hospital." . . . Phil Kusnetz received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in May. . . . Kevin Lucas and his wife, Joni, a 1994 St. John Fisher College graduate, announce the arrival of their first child, Emma Claire, born on August 9. Emma was born at Strong Memorial Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Kevin is account manager at Wilcomp Inc., managing the marketing and sales of accounting and business software. Joni is a CPA working at Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. as a financial analyst. . . . Kara Petrakis is an account executive at Archer Communications, Inc., where she is responsible for account service, media coordination and buying, and the development of strategic marketing plans. . . .

Kira Pfeffer and Jeremy Goldman '95 were married in Albany, N.Y., on June 14. Rochester alumni in attendance were bridesmaids Maureen Goldman '90, Sheryl Grossman, Kristin Kain; best man Kurt Schneider '95; groomsmen Josh Goldman, and Mike Yurkewicz '95; and guests Debbie Metzger, Matt Germond, Dan Kramer '96, Stephanie Cornick '96, and Holly Buss '98. In September, Kira and Jeremy moved to Manhattan where Jeremy is studying at the SUNY College of Optometry. Since receiving her master's degree, Kira has been working as a child and adolescent therapist. The couple can be reached by e-mail at: . . .

Kirt Wackford wed Ana Muñoz on June 20 (front row: right to left). The Reverend Robert Arnold performed the service with Kirt's grandfather, Reverend George Dutton '38 (back row: left to right). Other Rochester attendees included Alan Dutton '75, Shirley Peterson Dutton '75, and John Jaenike '79 (Flw). Ana and Kirt will be traveling to Brazil to research ants for Kirt's doctoral thesis at the University of Utah. . . . Onica Kutch (see '92).


OCTOBER 8-10, 1999

Eve Anglin '96 (Take Five) writes that Jason Angerosa '97 proposed to her while they were in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last February. A May 1, 1999 wedding date has been set and the couple plans to marry in Washington, D.C. Eve is working for the American Council of Teachers of Russian, a non-profit organization specializing in international exchanges. Jason (whom some alumni may remember was a member of the class of '94 until 1992 when he went part-time while working for the University) is a UNIX systems administrator with Litton PRC. . . . Thomas Beres e-mails: "I just finished my first year of a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. I am in the genetics and development program where I am working on transcription and the development of the pancreas in the laboratory of Dr. Ray MacDonald." . . . Matthew Blesso writes that he has left banking and started the National Analyst Training Corporation, a company dedicated to providing analytical training to commercial and investment banks. . . . Navy Lt. j.g. Richard Butler recently participated in the 11th annual Fleet Week Celebration in New York City while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans out of Mayport, Fla. The Fleet Week Celebration is a public salute honoring the men and women in the nation's sea services. . . . Marc Fishman received his J.D. degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in May 1998. He was elected as a member of the Order of the Coif and was executive editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Marc is currently an associate at the law firm of McCarter & English in Newark, N.J. . . . Jennifer Greenleaf married Eddie Rizzo on July 3. She is a chemical engineer for Lockheed Martin in Schenectady, N.Y. . . . Nicole Hendrix married Christos Stavropoulos on July 31 in Manhattan. She is in the physician assistant program at Bayley Seton Hospital in St. George, Staten Island. . . . Janine Jurkowski e-mails that she completed her master's in public health at Boston University School of Public Health and is now in the doctoral program in public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is working with Dr. Brian Flay. . . . Adam Keats has joined Edelman Interactive Solutions, a division of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, as an Internet project manager. Adam is responsible for managing interactive projects ranging from web site production to Internet monitoring to online marketing. He oversees the creation of web sites and is involved with strategy development, writing, technical supervision, promotion, and maintenance. . . . Brian Klebba married Kendra Burchfiel in August. Brian works in the office of the Erie County District Attorney. . . . Chungyiu Andy Lee writes: "I am a 2L at the University of Wisconsin Law School and am clerking for the Wisconsin Department of Justice during the fall semester. I've been assigned to the Civil Litigation Unit where I'll be drafting motions to the Court of Appeals." . . . Darby Jared Leigh e-mails: "After three successful tours with the National Theater of the Deaf, and one tour with the rock band Jane's Addiction, I decided it was time to move back to New York City and see if I could move my acting career forward." Darby writes that since moving back in May, she's been cast in an off-Broadway production of Dante's Inferno, which opened October 23 at Synchronicity Space in Manhattan. She was also cast as the lead in an NYU student film about a deaf individual who suffers from a nervous breakdown after gaining her hearing. . . . Nick Sivakumaran writes that he has finished his first year as a graduate student in film production at the University of Southern California. . . .

Stacey Tifford and Greg Kaufman '96 (center) were married August 15. Rachel Dickler '96 (second from left) was a bridesmaid. Michael Westphal (third from right) was best man. The wedding was held at Greg's parents' house in New Hampshire. The couple will be moving to Monterey, Calif. . . . Michael Westphal e-mails: "I have just begun my third year in the doctoral program in the department of environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California at Berkeley. I spent this summer in South Africa and plan on conducting my thesis research in conservation ecology there." . . . Kristen Whitaker reports that she and her husband, Mark, moved back to Rochester in August. She is working as an RN on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, and Mark is a lawyer with Nixon, Hargrave, Devans, & Doyle. Their daughter, Emma Mackenzie, was born February 24, 1998. . . . Tracy Williams e-mails: "I have left my job with a travel company to do my own traveling. I leave mid-August for an adventure that could last up to a year. I'll be camping in the western U.S., then back to New Zealand. After that, I'm heading to Australia. I got my working holiday visa so I can travel around and legally work. Please write and say hello. My e-mail address is:" . . . Bonnie Kaufmann Zapolin writes that she began graduate school at Boston College this fall. She is working toward a master's degree in nursing.


OCTOBER 8-10, 1999

Allegra Boverman
writes: "After a year and a half being wire and copy editor at The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y., I am now fulfilling my dream of being a photojournalist at this paper. I started in this position this summer and am doing well and having fun, too!" . . . Joseph Casion was a summer associate at Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP. He is a member of the Tax Law Society and the College of Law Association and Mentoring Program at Syracuse University College of Law. He is also a member of the New York State Student Bar Association. . . . Denise Brien married Brent Hurd in August. The couple lives in Dallas. . . . Karen Levitan is pursuing a master's degree in American Sign Language at Gallaudet University and hopes to return to Rochester to teach after that, according to Alexander Levitan '63M (MD). He also writes that Karen would welcome contact with any Rochester graduates in the Washington, D.C., area. . . . Navy Ensign Toby Schneider completed Exercise Iron Siren and participated in Anzac Day, Australia's national holiday dedicated to the military, while on a six-month deployment to the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf aboard the destroyer USS Ingersoll. . . . Lisa Trill writes that she has a new son, Joshua Alexander, born June 14. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. . . . Navy Ensign Norman Woodcock participated in the 11th annual Fleet Week Celebration in New York City while aboard the guided missile frigate USS Doyle. The Fleet Week Celebration is a public salute in honor of the men and women in the sea services. . . . Carlos Martin writes that he is managing a restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and applying to attend to law school in fall 1999.


OCTOBER 8-10, 1999

Andrea Henschel married Jason Ellioto on December 27, 1997. The couple honeymooned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. . . . Jennifer Hoffman e-mails: "I am currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan, where I'm pursuing my master's degree in aerospace engineering. I will graduate in April 1999 and seek employment in the field of structural design and analysis." . . . George Lane writes: "I am working at a start-up biotech company based in Tucson, Ariz. I graduated in May 1997 and joined the company that September. I was the eleventh hired, and ninth to show up. We have signed five deals and now have at least 42 full-time employees and eight part-time employees." . . . Alison Piatowski reports that she got her master's in science education from Boston University in May. She is teaching middle school science in the Boston public schools. . . . Matthew Reh e-mails that he is working for Raytheon in Massachusetts and is engaged to Steph Chiesi '98. . . . Anne Yesawich is engaged to Frederick Lester '96. A May 29, 1999, wedding is planned.


OCTOBER 8-10, 1999

Rebecca Grant was selected as a scholar-athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the second year in a row. . . . Sara Rosensweig (see '73). . . . Matthew Stanley was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies in the 1998 competition.

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