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October 13-15, 2000


Eleanor Dylewski Otto's poem God's Children, Your Children, Their Children, Our Children (see below) was published in the book Outstanding Poets of 1998.

God's Children Your Children
Their Children Our Children

angels of mercy
rescue these forlorn
neglected children
hungry and ragged
sleeping out on streets
in public places
some with families
others abandoned

we pray and beg you
to give these comfort
lift up the spirits
of men and women
show them how to care
to shower on these
human sympathy
the blessings of love

angels of mercy
your compassion
protects and saves


According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Joseph B. Platt, first president of Harvey Mudd College, founded in 1955, is acting as a guide for Richard K. Miller, founding president of the newly established Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.


David W. Stewart received a 1998 Service Award from the American Health Planning Association.


Mona Carlisle Joos '46N e-mails: "I am now a great-grandmother. Too bad that Howard did not live to enjoy this, too. This baby joins eight grandchildren. The oldest is 25 years old and the youngest is 13 years old. Not a Rochester graduate among them."


Richard Cloward received the National Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers. Cloward is a professor at Columbia University and is known for his research and writings on poverty, welfare, social programs, class inequities, and low voter participation.


Alan Lewis '50 (Mas) was profiled in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in February as he celebrated his fifth decade of service to the Brighton School District. Lewis started out in 1949 as a biology teacher at Brighton High School and over the years also has been a guidance counselor, a vice principal, a director of pupil services, and an interim superintendent. Currently, Lewis is serving his fifth term as a member of the Brighton school board.

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CLASSES OF '50, '51, '52, '53, '54
OCTOBER 13-15, 2000


Class Correspondent
Kenneth Hubel
2526 Oak Circle N.E.
N. Liberty, IA 52317
(319) 626-6562

In response to my requests for biographical notes, Marilyn Broadribb Holly wrote that in 1963 she earned a Ph.D. in philosophy enriched with an additional two years of study in psychology. After three years on the philosophy faculty at Ohio State, she moved to the philosophy department at the University of Florida where she continues researching and writing on social and political philosophy, with a focus on American Indian society. In 1971-72, she studied at the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, an experience that has influenced her later teaching and writing. She was recently appointed to the editorial board of a new multicultural journal originating at the university. Now divorced, she has one son, Stephen, a molecular biologist who has successfully founded his own medical technology business in California. Anyone wishing to contact her can do so via her e-mail address:

Graham Hawks sent a jolly note recalling stressful days in the chemistry lab that helped him appreciate how much he enjoyed the study of history. After earning a master's degree in history at Wisconsin in 1951, he spent two years in the Army with 14 months in Korea. On his return, he taught history for two years in high school where he met and married his wife, Betty, an English teacher. After four years of study in Madison at the University of Wisconsin, Graham earned his Ph.D. in American history. He, Betty, and their two children then moved to Western Michigan University where he was a professor of history for 34 years, retiring in 1994. Their daughter, Kathy, is a Lutheran pastor in Seattle and their son, Tom, is a marketing director in Wilmette, Ill. Graham reports he has grown more politically conservative (having long been a "Dexter Perkins New Deal Democrat") and wishes for a political candidate "who chose the issues without first counting the polls."

Marvin Herrick's sister, Mary, wrote to tell me that after graduating from Rochester, Marv earned two degrees from Harvard and spent three years of study at the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. Otherwise, I am uncertain about the details of his teaching career. Mary reports that Marv had a massive stroke and now resides in a nursing home in Rochester.

Tom Hoffman attended MIT and earned a master's degree in 1951 and his professional engineer degree in 1954. He played some rugby at MIT and two seasons of semi-pro football. At MIT, he met Jill. They married in 1956, settled in Marblehead, Mass., and Tom went to work for Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL). In 1964, he left the company to work as chief engineer with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, then returned to ADL in 1979. In 1986, he started his own engineering consulting business whose activities he is beginning to curtail so that he and the family can enjoy midweek skiing at their house in Franconia, N.H., sailing along the coast, travel, and visits with friends. Their daughter, Betsy, also lives in Marblehead and augmented the Hoffman family with grandson William, born in 1996. Tom closes by writing: "See you at the big reunion."

My wife, Jan, and I bicycled for six extraordinary and physically exhausting weeks in mountainous New Zealand in February and March. On our return, we left Christchurch, New Zealand, in early fall and returned to North Liberty, Iowa, in early spring--our first exhilarating experience in changing hemispheres, counterbalanced by the enervation arising from travel across 18 time zones. We hope to return.

Jerry Hart e-mails that he has a new scanner and a new beard, as can be seen in the electronic photo he sent along with a brief update. He reported that he and his wife, Barbara, were planning to visit the U.K. in June to visit friends and see some plays. They were returning aboard the QE2.


Jay Last, retired vice president of Teledyne Inc., received the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal at Commencement in May (see Alumni Review, Hutchison Medal Goes to Last '51).


Ty Martin (see Alumni Gazette, 'Salty Talk').


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Erwin Cherovsky, formerly a partner of the Proskauer Rose law firm of New York City, was elected an associate (soon to be considered a fellow) of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Much of his time in Englewood, N.J., these days, he reports, is spent writing, acting as a consultant on legal matters of his origination, concocting estate plans for his family and various programs for TV shows and organizations, leasing and managing two parking properties in his hometown of Rochester, and amusing his grandchildren, Hannah Vester (4) and Sam Dylan Stone (6 months). . . . Arthur Miller, a longtime Harvard University law professor, was named to the board of faculty advisors for Concord University of Law, the nation's first online law school.


Livonia Westcott Eck writes that she married Timothy Eck on January 6. She adds that she is an analytical chemist at Lancaster Laboratories, Inc. (Pa.), where she will celebrate 20 years of service September 24.


Charles Achilles reports that his new book, Let's Put Kids First, Finally: Getting Class Size Right, was released by Corwin Press, Inc., in April. His book Handbook of Gangs in Schools: Strategies to Reduce Gang-Related Activities, also available from Corwin Press, has just been released in its second printing. Also, a new edition of his book Problem Analysis is now available through Eye on Education ( . . . G. Michael Howard (see '88 undergraduate).


Lawrence Chester '81S (MBA) is vice president and general counsel for Navigation Technologies Corp., a developer of map databases used by in-vehicle navigation systems.


Jane Deans Howard (see '88 undergradute). . . . A new book by David Willis McCullough, Chronicles of the Barbarians: Firsthand Accounts of Pillage and Conquest from the Ancient World to the Fall of Constantinople, was published by Times Books, a division of Random House. The book was an October 1998 main selection of The History Book Club.

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OCTOBER 13-15, 2000

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle columnist Carol Ritter gives us an update on David Korenstein. He works at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company and served as systems engineer on the Landsat 7 (satellite rocket) project. On the project, he coordinated the satellite subsystems and was involved in testing the rocket prior to launch. He is a member of NASA's Flight Support Team, which is activating the satellite systems in orbit, evaluating performance, and calibrating flight parameters. David and his wife, Susan, live in Radnor, Pa. . . . Jerry Post writes: "After 35+ years at the Free Library of Philadelphia, I am retiring in July, then moving to Paoli, Pa. I hope to have the time to investigate map copyright history as well as enjoy my two grandchildren."


Karen Hill Brown '72 (PhD) is the deputy director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a nonregulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration. NIST promotes economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards through four partnerships: the Measurement and Standards Laboratories, the Advanced Technology Program, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Baldrige National Quality Program.


Roger Rochat e-mails that his daughter, Suzette '99, graduated with a degree in health and society in May and is pursuing an M.P.H. in health education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also says, "I'm involved in the Atlanta Regional Alumni Council and we're busy planning a fantastic UR birthday party in spring 2000. Anyone who wants to join in should e-mail me at rochat@rocketmail. com."


Roxann Bustos '64 (Mas) was recently named associate director of Reese Library at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga. . . . Brian Fleming and Margaret Whalen Fleming '64 received the 1998 May F. Crowley Award at the 41st annual Rochester International Friendship Council Dinner. The award honors members who have demonstrated a longtime interest and involvement with international students and visitors through personal friendship and who have committed time and effort beyond the usual participation in RIFC. . . . Ann Wright '66 (Mas), '77 (PhD) is vice president for enrollment at Rice University in Houston. She manages the offices of admissions, financial aid, and the registrar. She also oversees the student information system and student billing (see Class Acts, Alumni Named to Academic Posts).


Stephen Steadman writes: "After 26 years at MIT, I took an early retirement and joined the U.S. Department of Energy, located in Germantown, Md., as program manager for hadronic nuclear physics. I am now responsible for managing about one-third of the nation's basic research efforts in nuclear physics. When I look back to the 1960s when I left Rochester, I certainly thought then it would be most unlikely for me to end up as a bureaucrat!" . . . Daniel Walkowitz's '72 (PhD) book Working with Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity was published by The University of North Carolina Press in March. . . . Peter Wallace joined the board of directors of Network Six, Inc., of Warwick, R.I. Network Six is a full-service systems integrator, providing information technology solutions that enable its customers to become more effective and efficient. The company's services include strategic planning, management consulting, network design, and application implementation.


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Sheila Blumstein has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. She is the Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive Sciences, and chair of the department of cognitive and linguistic sciences at Brown University. She also is a research associate at the Boston Aphasia Research Center. . . . Ronald Epp is the editor of the Academic Library Newsletters in the United States, an active database of more than 400 online newsletters. He also is director of libraries at the University of Hartford. . . . Christian Wyser-Pratte e-mails: "I got bored with retirement after a couple of years. Some venture investors who needed someone to run their high-tech company convinced me to sign on as CEO, and the company is located in Beer-Sheba, Israel, of all places. While my office is in Gardiner, N.Y., I fly to Tel Aviv about every six weeks. At this age, I don't need the miles but I am having fun and learning new skills while applying old ones." . . . Jessica Woodcock reports that she has retired from her position as a computer systems manager in New York City. She and her husband, Fred, have relocated to central Virginia where she plans to continue her part-time practice as a holistic counselor. . . . Stephen Zipper writes: "I am a senior tax accountant with Grey Advertising, Inc., located at 777 Third Avenue in New York City. My wife, Linda, is payroll manager at D-S Max Distribution, Inc. in Farmingdale, N.Y. Our son, Stanley, will be a senior at Cornell University College of Engineering this fall and our daughter, Eliza, will be a senior in high school.


Howard Barnes, Jr., e-mails that he is now retired from the Department of Social and Health Services for the state of Washington. . . . Alan Batkin, University trustee and vice chairman of the geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates, Inc., was named to the board of trustees for Brookings Institution. . . . Donna Steinmetz reports that she is an information technology consultant with a subsidiary of Computer Associates.


Henrietta Davis Bock writes to let us know that in the "Alumni Legacies" story in the Winter '98-'99 issue, we misidentified the alumni parent of Daniel Bock '02. It is Henrietta who is the alum, not Richard Bock, a UCLA graduate. We appreciate the correction. "On a far more somber note," she continues, "my dear friend and classmate Wendy Jo Martz Goldhirsh died in January of stomach cancer. Wendy, who lived every moment fully to the end, inspired us all with her courage and zest. She had just resumed an amateur acting career she began back at Rochester where she starred as an unlikely Helen of Troy, Brooklyn accent and all!"


Lucy Chernow Brown has been appointed vice chair of the Florida bar code and rules of evidence committee. She recently delivered a lecture on evidence in Miami and Tampa as part of the Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Children's Issues. Her updated chapter on relevancy will soon be published in the Florida Bar Manual Evidence in Florida. She sits in the civil division of the 15th judicial circuit in Palm Beach County. . . . David Bushell e-mails that his daughter is going to be a senior at Rochester this fall. He also welcomes contact from old friends and can be reached at . . . Kenneth Cowan, a breast cancer expert at the National Cancer Institute, has been named director of the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer & Allied Diseases and the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, both part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. . . . Larry Norton was featured in an article that ran in the May 28 edition of The New York Times. He is one of the country's leading breast cancer investigators, treating patients that include celebrities Linda Ellerbee and Linda McCartney. He is head of the solid tumor division at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, medical director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Cancer Center, and a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.


Ruth Balser has been elected and sworn in as state representative to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing parts of Newton and Brookline, Mass. She is the first psychologist (she is a clinical psychologist) ever to serve in the Massachusetts legislature. . . . Lawrence Lipman is an attorney known for his advocacy and authority on the subject of travel, in particular frequent-flyer programs. He has appeared on CNBC's Talk America, WOR radio, cable news television Channel 10 in New Jersey, and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Condé Nast Traveler. Additionally, since 1995, Lipman has had a regular travel advice column in The Bergen Record. . . . Karen Surman Paley is assistant professor of English and director of freshman English (both literature and writing) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. . . . Adam Urbanski, recently re-elected to his 10th consecutive two-year term as chief of the Rochester Teachers Union, was profiled by Neal Peirce, a community affairs writer for The Washington Post Writers Group.

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OCTOBER 13-15, 2000

Clark Strickland is director of the Center for Arts and Public Policy at Colorado University at Denver. The new initiative is the nation's first university research and service center devoted to exploring and promoting the arts as they relate to public policy.


Joan Lucks Feinstein reports that she is working for the New York City law firm Wertheimer, Fredman, and Seigelman, LLC.


Kirk Kitchen '77M (PhD) reports that he has edited his first book, Carcinogenicity: Testing, Predicting, and Interpreting Chemical Effects, published by Marcel Dekker. He adds that he is living in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina and working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. . . . John Williamson e-mails that he has returned to Washington, D.C., after serving five years in the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, as the legal attaché.


OCTOBER 13-15, 2000

Robert Massa '74 (Mas) is vice president of enrollment management and college relations at Dickinson College (Pa.).


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Kevin Feeney '75S (MBA) is the director of employee stock equity and retirement programs for the Gartner Group in Stamford, Conn. . . . Maestros of the Pen: A History of Classical Music Criticism in America by Mark Grant was reviewed in the January 24 New York Times. In addition to writing, Grant also is a composer, whose works and theater pieces have been performed in the United States and Europe. His most recent opera, Auto da fé, was performed in September 1997 at the Downtown Arts Festival in Soho in New York City. The magazine The New Music Connoisseur, in reviewing the opera, called it "a complex score . . . with truly amazing lyrical moments that contrast beautifully with passages of unbearable emotional intensity.". . . Harvey Spencer and Susan Mount '90 announce the birth of their first daughter, Sarah Melissa, born on April 1. She weighed in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. The family lives in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., where Harvey is an optical designer for DRS Technologies and Susan is an optical designer for Raytheon Corp.


OCTOBER 13-15, 2000

James Jimenez '76S (MBA) writes: "My wife, Elizabeth, and I proudly announce the birth of our daughter, Noelle Allison, on December 15, in Tarzana, Calif. She weighed in at 7 lbs. even and was 21 inches long. I've heard from coach Pat Stark, who writes that his granddaughter, Katlyn, was born on October 20. Coach Stark also wrote that he saw Denny Hennigan serve as the referee on a telecast University of Miami game, and that he saw Mark McAnaney officiate another Division I college game last fall. He reports that both were outstanding.". . . John Lubowitz is administrator at Senior Quarters, an assisted living residence in Albany. . . . A Black History Month article in the Providence (R.I.) Journal in February featured Artis Arnold II, the son of Wanda Rembert-Arnold, as "a young black man with high aspirations bent on forging a better world for himself and future generations." Arnold, a member of Brown University's class of '99, credits his mother, now a general counsel for the Cleveland Board of Education, as an inspiration to him.


Marine Col. Maurice Hutchinson, who works at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, was interviewed for the May 11 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle concerning the local response to the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade during NATO's bombing campaign last spring. . . . Donald Millinger was elected co-chair of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's national board of directors. The fund is the nation's oldest and largest legal organization for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS. Millinger is a partner in Klehr Harrison's corporate and securities department. . . . Gregory Thomas is vice president of global pigment sales and marketing for Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC, an Oklahoma-City based energy and chemical company.


David French was named chief executive officer of Cirrus Logic, a premier supplier of precision linear circuits and advanced mixed-signal chip solutions. . . . Stuart Friedman is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Miami Beach Resorts Inc.


Michelle Viggiano Bryan (see Alumni Gazette, Flying High). . . . David Rich e-mails: "I am currently working as a Russian/Ukraine research historian in the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. Department of Justice. I spend a lot of time in former KGB archives in Moscow and around the Ukraine. I am married and living on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C."


Tsyh-Yong Chang e-mails: "We moved back to Malaysia on January 1, after two years in Illinois. My husband, Jen Hwa, is the pastor at two Methodist churches here. I am looking after the family at the moment. Our four children thoroughly enjoyed their education in the U.S. and are now settling back into the Malaysian system of education again.". . . James Ehrets '81 (Mas) is executive vice president of operations for Pinnacle Oil International, Inc., where he is responsible for planning and managing Pinnacle's survey and interpretation operations, supervising Pinnacle's geological and geophysical professionals, and managing the technical aspects of the company's joint venture exploration programs. . . . Winn Gaynor e-mails: "Susan Eckstein and I, from Gaithersburg, Md., with our three kids, say, 'Hi,' to our fellow 1978-80 alumni. I am managing software and optical engineers working on military and medical solutions. Susan is in private practice as a social worker. Our regular Rochester visit hit list includes Class of '79 and '80 celebrities B.J. '80 and Marge Panty Cotter '80, Sue White '80 and Carl Villarini '79, and Sue Elbe '80. Howard Rudzinsky '80 keeps sending resumes and looking for better opportunities for me in the optics business, but so far I am holding. I haven't stopped running yet, but since nobody's called to tell me I am not still the Rochester wrestling relay record holder, I am no longer staying in shape to win another running/beer drinking event." . . . Robert Khuzami is an assistant district attorney for the southern district of New York and has been appointed chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force.

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OCTOBER 13-15, 2000

David Huff reports that he and his wife, Nancy, are "happy to announce the birth of their fourth child, Laura Ruth, on September 23, 1998." Laura joins siblings Dennis, 6, Elizabeth, 5, and Carolyn, 3. The family lives in Fairport, N.Y. . . . Alexis Matteini sends an update: After working for J. Walter Thompson in New York and Chicago, he moved to San Francisco in 1987. Once there, he founded an advertising, design, and marketing firm that specializes in travel and adventure sports. He was married in May of 1998 and reports that he is "active in Sierra climbing, skiing, fly fishing, history, water issues, and environmental protection.". . . Forbes Riley, known at Rochester as Francine Forbes, reports that she is now married and can be seen daily on The Learning Channel, hosting Essentials, a talk show devoted to women, and discussing the latest in exercise equipment on Body by Jake's Fit-TV. Her recent TV acting credits include guest-starring spots on VIP (with Pamela Anderson), The Practice, The Pretender, It's Like . . .You Know, and As The World Turns. She reports that she received rave reviews for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. She is living in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs, and most recently completed a six-week adventure safari through East Africa. . . . Lisa Swain reports: "After starting the women's track team with Mary Sachs-Hanrahan '81 (Mas) back in 1976, I am still running and competing in road races and triathlons. It has finally paid off, as Power Bar is now sponsoring me as a member of Team Elite." . . . Shauna Allen Tucker and her husband, William Tucker '83M (Res), announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Aaron Tucker, on October 5, 1998.


Edmond Burke '82S (MBA) has been promoted to associate vice president for Investments at Davenport & Co., LLC, of Virginia Beach, Va. . . . Michael Cumbo '93 (PhD) is vice president and chief technical officer at Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc., an independent manufacturer of optical thin-film coated components used to manage light. The company is located in Santa Rosa, Calif. . . . Jeff Levin (see '90 River Campus graduate). . . . Kai-Lit Phua writes: "I have joined the faculty of the International Medical University located in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please feel free to contact me at" . . . Ben and Gini Beers Weslowski report that they have returned to the Rochester area. They are now living in Pittsford with their two children, Erik, 8, and Angelika, 5. Ben is a senior software engineer at Northern Telecom, and Gini is administrator for the departments of neurology and neurosurgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. They welcome hearing from classmates and can be reached via e-mail at either or


Diana Bongartz writes that she wed Barry Jacobsen in Stowe, Vt., on September 6 and "created a reunion opportunity for Rochester alumni, friends, and family." See accompanying photo: (back row, left to right) Michael Tatarek '81, Liz Sheltry Tatareck, the bride, the groom, Sharon Levitt Bergman '79, Leigh Levitt '46, Colleen Murray Zangla, and Maria Horgan White; (front row, left to right) Nick Colucci '81, Ellie Bertin Colucci '81N, Steve Zagla '81, and Alison Jones Anderson. The couple lives in New Jersey where Diana is director of global business development at Warner-Lambert and Barry is an attorney. . . . Victor Boyajian has been named co-chair of the capital markets group at the New Jersey-based law firm of Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross, P.A. In addition, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman has appointed him to the council of economic advisors. . . . Susan Albrecht Burke '83W (Mas) reports that she and her husband, David Burke, have a new addition to their family: "Thomas Joseph was born on July 3, 1998. His big brother, Peter, 4, is very pleased!". . . Bruce Friedman, a civil rights lawyer in Washington, D.C., reports that the American Bar Association has published his book, Religion in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Friedman also is the president of Bola, Inc., a company specializing in imports from South Africa. He welcomes all to contact him at . . . Robert Gordon writes: "My wife, Rhoda, and I had our third child, Justin, on May 2. He joins sisters Lindsay and Molly. I am wondering whatever happened to all my old college friends. E-mail me at". . . Steven Mackie reports that he is still in the Navy, based in Norfolk, Va., and serving on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as the combat systems officer. He adds that he is "married, with three kids, a dog, a house--the whole package and happy."


Eugene Cochran is head of Research Corp. Technologies' optics and photonics initiative, a program that supports early development of potentially high-value discoveries in the fast-growing optics and photonics fields. Research Corp. Technologies is located in Tucson, Ariz. . . . Cmdr. David Duryea reports that he has transferred to a new job as the deputy commander for operations for Submarine Squadron One in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. . . . Rosie Zaloum Foster and her husband, Craig, announce the birth of their first child, Nicholas, on March 3. Rosie continues to work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as senior editor in the public affairs department. She also is vice president of Foster Medical Communications, a partnership she formed with her husband, a medical illustrator and animator. . . . Tracy Hoffman Gilman and her husband, Bob, announce the birth of their third child, Jason Andrew, born on April 20. "He joins big sister, Rachel, and big brother, Erik!" she writes. . . . Laryssa Sharvan e-mails that she recently completed a three-year mission as the launch operations manager for the Lockheed Martin Proton Rocket in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, launching the first U.S. satellite from a Russian rocket. She received the Lockheed Martin President's Award for Operations and Technical Achievement for heading the Kazakhstan project. Laryssa currently is working in Denver, Colorado, at the Titan Atlas Rocket manufacturing plant, where she oversees statistical process controls and cycle time reduction efforts in rocket manufacturing. She also is pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Colorado (class of 2000). She married Russell Densmore, owner/CEO of Guardian Angel Protection Services, on June 26, in Denver. "Russ and I spend most of our free weekends working on our mountain ranch and supporting our church's youth group," she says.


Sascha Feinstein (see After Words). . . . Mark and Danyll Schaal Lockett '87 announce the birth of their second child, Adam Maxwell, on January 31. Adam joins his big sister, Katie, 4.


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Thomas Graham is a compliance and market conduct analyst with Lincoln Financial Group's New York subsidiary company. . . . Daniel N. Koharski e-mails that he has been working as an instrumentation engineer at the Plum Brook Station, a field station of NASA's John H. Glen Research Center, located near Sandusky, Ohio. He has been involved in a number of testing programs, including one for the European Space Agency's Ariane 5 rocket, and this fall will help test flight hardware for the International Space Station. . . . Cynthia Paul reports that she married Gary Paquet in 1998 and is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland. . . . Mark Todd married Elizabeth Ferreira on September 5. Mark is a senior engineer for Frontier Corp. of Rochester.


Jeannine Shao Collins has been promoted to publisher of Better Homes and Gardens, the flagship magazine of Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith Corporation. . . . Beth Dunn Cook writes: "My husband, Michael, and I have relocated to northern California with our two children, Jason, 7, and Halle, 2. We live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and love the terrific weather and beautiful countryside.". . . Brian Gabriel writes: "I would like to announce the birth of my daughter, Marissa Shayna, in December 1998. (Maybe a future Rochester graduate?) Marissa, my wife, Emily, and I are all doing well.". . . Michael Schiff married Jennifer Blum at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Michael works for Carsey-Werner Productions as a writer and executive producer for the TV series Third Rock From the Sun.


William '88 and Susan Yesley Awad announce the birth of their third son, Gabriel Martin, on August 20, 1998. He joins his brothers, Will, 5, and Aaron, 3. . . . Jennifer Greenfield '87E e-mails that she is getting married to David Dorn on August 29, 1999. Jennifer is an art director at Tony Stone Images, a collection of photography for stock sales, and David is vice president of media relations and strategic marketing at Rhino Records. The couple lives in Los Angeles. . . . Keith Kupferschmid writes: "My wife, Melissa, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Matthew Jacob, April 26. Also, I have changed jobs and am now working as intellectual property counsel for the Software and Information Industry Association in Washington, D.C. . . . Mark Liu's one-act play, The Nothingness Crew, was one of four new plays selected to be read on stage in a performance by actors at Geva Theatre in Rochester on June 7. . . . Danyll Schaal Lockett (see '84).


Josefa 'Dippy" Benzoni Cartier '92W (MAT) was featured in an article that ran in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on March 17. Benzoni, a former Rochester track star, was injured in a car crash in Colorado last fall. Former track teammates, including race organizer John Geraci '87, '89S (MBA), put together a benefit race on campus, held on April 11, in order to raise funds to help her (see Class Acts, Run Benefits 'Dippy'). . . . Ann Howard writes: "I married Todd Phillips on June 13, 1998, at my grandmother's home in New Milford, Conn. Rochester alumni in attendance included G. Michael Howard '57 and Jane Deans Howard '59 (my parents), Lorna Cialdella '86, '90S (MBA), Paul Holmes Zagrobelny '88N, Debi Quattrochi Sczupak '90, and Dana Quattrochi '91. Todd and I live in Pittsburgh, Pa.". . . Rakesh Mullick reports that he and his wife, Seema, have a daughter, Anavi, born in January of 1998, while they were with CieMed National University of Singapore. As of January 1999, they have moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where Rakesh is working at the clinical center at the National Institutes of Health. . . . Karen Smith reports that she married Kevin Stephenson in July 1994 and graduated from the graduate school of business at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 1997. She currently is employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant and lives in Falls Church, Va. . . . Anthony Wolfe e-mails: "My wife, Lisa, and I announce the birth of our daughter, Caroline Elisabeth. She was born at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., on December 31 at 1:32 a.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 3/4 inches at the time of her birth." The family lives in Bensalem, Pa. . . . Tyler Zachem joined BT Alex Brown, the global private equity arm of Bankers Trust Corp.


Drew Austin e-mails: "I quit my last job and am now an independent software consultant. I am doing well, but still wondering where I am headed. Back to school possibly this fall, though no more CS!" . . . Alan Beckhard and his wife, Laura, announce the birth of their daughter, Kathryn. The family, including Kathryn's older brother, Eric, 3, lives in St. Louis, where Alan is an equity analyst following medical technology stocks, such as Bausch & Lomb, with A.G. Edwards & Sons. . . . James Boink writes: "My wife, Raphael Bashan, and I announce the birth of our daughter, Kateri Bastian Boink, on March 20, 1998. I received my M.B.A. from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, in August 1998. This year we'll be relocating back to Miami, Fla.". . . Matthew Coriales reports: "My wife, Stephanie Brand Coriales '93, and I have moved from Chicago, where I was working as a pinball game designer for Williams/ Bally/Midway, to Lexington, Ky., where I am now working at a new job with Lexmark. We have a new child, our second, who arrived in March.". . . Kim Dyce '90W (MS), '97W (MS), vice principal of East High School in Rochester and doctoral student at the University's Warner School, was awarded a Pathways to Leadership for Women and Minorities Scholarship from the New York State Council of School Superintendents. Dyce is using the scholarship toward her doctoral studies in educational administration (see Class Acts, An Educational Boost). . . . John Kaddis e-mails: "Christina Walker, a Wake Forest '93 graduate, and I were married on April 17. We honeymooned in Italy for two weeks, visiting Venice, Florence, Porofino, and Como. John Silvestro '88 and Karen Potter '88 attended our wedding. Last December, I graduated from the University of South Florida M.B.A. program with concentrations in finance and management.". . . Sandy Kapoor reports: "Hello from the West Coast! I've completed my internal medicine training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and am currently doing a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UCLA." . . . In January, Lillian Ruiz was elected chairperson of the department of English at Greenfield Community College, where she is a tenured associate professor of English. . . . Christian Schulitz and Laura Ambrosio '90 were married on October 24, 1998, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. The couple honeymooned in Italy. . . . Steve Sheldon received his M.B.A. from the University of San Diego on May 30. . . . Peter D. Spira e-mails that after a stint in the Navy and after a time working in South Carolina he has been living in Buffalo since 1998 and works as a financial planner for PaineWebber. "Give me a shout if you're in the area or planning a visit, 800.537.7398." . . . Matthew Vreeland '90 (MS) writes: "After serving a year in Korea as a flight surgeon with the Fourth Squadron, Seventh U.S. Cavalry, I have returned to Fort Lewis (Wash.) where I am in a residency training program in emergency medicine.

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Laura Ambrosio (see '89). . . . Joyce Burgess '96S (MBA) was quoted in an article about women engineers in the automotive industry that ran in The Detroit News on March 3. . . . Thomas Fuccillo and his wife, Kristin, report that their first child, Thomas Richard, was born on February 15, 1999. Thomas is an attorney and Kristin is an accountant with the investment management firm Neuberger Berman in New York City. The couple lives in Westfield, N.J. . . . Adam Konowe writes that he is working as a senior account executive in the public relations division of Stakig/TMP. He and his wife, Yael, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Celia Piri Konowe, on June 4. They live in Reston, Va. (see Meliorist ). . . . Susan Mount (see '74 undergraduate).


Stephen Burnham e-mails: "I received my M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in May of 1998. Currently, I am working as a business consultant for the Western NIS Enterprise Fund in Kiev, Ukraine. The weather here is slightly worse than it is in Rochester, but the vodka is much better. I can be reached at Na zdrovya!" . . . Michelle Graham is a reading teacher in Camden, N.J., public schools. . . . Monica Arnow Greenwood writes: "Andrew Greenwood '90 and I welcomed our baby girl, Zoe Laikya, into the world on August 21, 1998. We are still in San Francisco and working at Andersen Consulting.". . . Rebecca Hattman reports that she has married Matthew Spencer and that their wedding was attended by a number of Rochester alumni and faculty. See accompanying photo: (back row, left to right) Martin Gorofsky (biology professor), Jack Hall (statistics professor), Lee Gravitz '92, Robert Simon (graduate student in economics at the University), Stanley Hattman (biology professor), Rosemary Hattman (retired English administrator), Lisa Leo, Diane Wardlow '63, and Larry Wardlow '61; (front row, left to right) Karen McCourt '92, Katherine Wardlow, the groom, the bride, Ursula Hattman '98, and Nancy Hall (English administrator). . . . Seth '98M (Res) and Linda Palmeri Jacobson '96S (MBA) announce the birth of their second child, Mia Larissa, on March 30. Their first child, Marc Leonardo, is 2. Seth is finishing his fellowship in cardiology at Strong Memorial Hospital and Linda is staying home to watch their children. . . . Lynne Berkowitz Kahn and her husband, Howard Kahn, announce the birth of their son, Max Dylan, on November 29, 1998. . . . Chris Kanthan '98 writes: "Hello all. I am now a senior systems engineer with Clariion Advanced Storage Division of Data General. I am still living in the Silicon Valley and can be contacted at either or (408) 735-1536.". . . Darin Noel '96 (MS) writes: "I married Micki Sullivan in April 1998 and our first child is due to arrive in August."


Roberta Engbar married Aaron Linkow in Denver on October 18, 1998. In attendance were Lisa Krzanowicz, Lisa Smith '94 (MS), and Rachel Babcock. Aaron and Roberta are making their home in Denver. . . . William Hutchins e-mails: "For the last couple of years I lived in Florida working as a flight instructor. But then, about a year ago, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I was hired by United Express. Since then, I have been flying Jetstream 41s. If anybody is flying through Dulles Airport, look me up!". . . Michelle Proia reports that she has accepted a position as in-house counsel with Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in Wheeling, W.Va. She has been selected to spearhead the company's litigation department and is concurrently studying for the July West Virginia Bar Exam to add to her Pennsylvania and New Jersey licenses. "I want to say, 'Hello' to all of my UR friends and apologize for not keeping in touch very well (Karen Berman, Laura Feldman '93, Katie Keller '93N, Jen Scalisi, Allison Ault, Kim Klenk '95, DG sisters, and others). I think about all of you often. I'd love to hear from you--e-mail me at Maybe we could plan a reunion in Daytona!" . . . Sujeeva Ranasinghe currently is on assignment in Pretoria, South Africa. . . . Marine Capt. Michael Sullivan is participating in the NATO military offensive against Yugoslavia while assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare One, currently on deployment to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.


Navy Lt. David Bussard received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal while assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Cutler, Maine. . . . Stephanie Brand Coriales (see '89). . . .Earl McCray is a business solutions consultant at R.L. Heron & Associates/Dale Carnegie in Rochester. . . . Saxophonist and composer René Mogensen performed a concert of his new works at the Danish Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City on April 8. . . . Brett Provenzano married Kimberly Huss '94N, '98N (MS) on November 6 at St. Cecilia's Church in Irondequoit, N.Y. . . . The San Francisco Examiner of May 27 carried an account of the tragic death of Shayne Worcester, killed in an armed robbery in San Francisco, where he was visiting. Worcester, who lived in Portland, Maine, had last year launched his own film production company, Hurricane Pictures. He had been working on a film based on his experiences as a waiter, which he was planning to start filming in September. Three years ago, he and two friends made an independent film, Reindeer Games.


Faith Bevitz writes: "Kevin Rhatigan '94, '98S (MBA) and I were married November 8. In attendance were Erica Cranston, Dena Wilensky Ross '95, and Barry Ross '95. I am a product support specialist with Primavera Systems, Inc. Kevin is a business consultant with Arthur Andersen." . . . Alison Dickson reports that she and Peter Kozloski will be married in October. Alison lives in Alexandria, Va., where she works for Unisys Corp. She is completing her M.B.A. from the Simon School. . . . Bari Steinholz writes: "I am living in New York City and have left the litigation department of Millbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy, LLP. I now work at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., where I am practicing real estate law.". . . Carrie Waldron e-mails an update: "In 1995, a year after graduating from the University, I completed my graduate degree at Columbia University. For the past two years, I've been working as a project manager at a management consulting firm in Arlington, Va. I recently got engaged while on vacation in Ireland. My fiancé, Daniel Mahon, is a Bucknell University graduate and works for a telecom firm in Virginia. We are planning a fall wedding in Washington, D.C."


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Gerard Gagne e-mails that he received his M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine on May 31, after completing the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine. He began a four-year residency in adult psychiatry at Brown's Butler Hospital June 14. "Finally, I will have a real job! Now I can begin paying off my massive school loans!" he writes. He also sends congratulations to Andrew Falconer '95 and Lisa Graf '95 on their recent marriage (reported in the spring-summer issue): "They will make a great couple!" . . . Kelly Goldstein received her law degree from George Washington University in May 1998. She was admitted to the state bar of California and now works as an attorney for the Fox Network Family Channel. . . . 1st Lt. Lisa Leombrone Hoffman sends an update: "I was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in January 1996. On August 9, 1997, 1st Lt. Paul Hoffman and I were married at the University's Interfaith Chapel. University alumni that attended our wedding include those pictured in the accompanying photo (left to right): Stephanie Klos '96, Janice Ruffini, Carrie Troup (maid of honor), myself, and, on the far right, my brother, Jon Leombrone '98. Not pictured but also in attendance was Judge William Bristol '67, who performed a portion of the ceremony (Deacon Lombard performed the vows). I completed my master's of public administration at the University of Oklahoma this past spring and Paul and I have now relocated to Las Vegas.". . . Chung-Yiu Lee reports: "I accepted a position with Johnson Controls, Inc. in Milwaukee as a law clerk in the corporate legal department. This is an 18-month position that ends when I graduate in May 2000. I am also the recipient of the 1999 American Bar Association Business Law Scholarship. If any of my Tiernan/Towne House friends see this note, please e-mail me at:". . . Gavin Noble received his M.D. from the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in May. He is now doing his residency in internal medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Andrea Scala graduated from the physician assistant program at Rochester Institute of Technology in May. She reports that she plans to stay in the Syracuse area for now.


Kimberly Abbott and Joseph Brown report that they are to be married in Buffalo in August. Joe has finished his third year of law school at the University of Virginia and Kim works in the office of the deans for the College of Arts and Sciences. In the fall, the couple plans to relocate to Washington, D.C., where Joe will be an associate with the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge. . . . Rachel Bickford writes: 'I am getting my master's in Latin American studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and applying for grants to go to Bolivia over the summer. I spent New Year's Eve with Abe Walters '95 and Joachim Linnell '95 in New York City and I'd love to hear from anyone else from the crew!" . . . Rachel Dickler, now in her second year as city editor of The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y., recently won a distinguished column-writing award from the New York Publishers' Association. The paper is online at . . . Luciano Digeronimo is a digital animation artist for Saturday Night Live's "Funhouse, a Robert Smigel Cartoon Series (of sorts).". . . Alexander Helderman has earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He will clerk for the Honorable Adolpho A. Birch, Jr., justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, and then will join the firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal, & Lewis, LLP, in Philadelphia. . . . Lauren Herko e-mails: "Those of us helping with the Chicago Alumni Council are hoping that all 800 Chicago-area alumni will attend our huge Sesquicentennial birthday party next spring. It'll be held at one of the best spots in Chicago! I plan on traveling to Rochester for the big Sesqui weekend in October 2000. I hope my classmates are there, too. E-mail me at" . . . Stephen James reports that he plans to leave Boston in August to go to Chicago where he will attend the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and work toward his doctorate in clinical psychology. . . . C. Travis Reese writes: "I have finally left the high desert of California and moved to Virginia Beach where I am the fires officer on the staff of Amphibious Group Two at NAB Little Creek."


Ashley Caldwell married Christian Isliker '98S (MBA) on July 18, 1998, in Pittsford, N.Y. The Islikers now live in Altikon, Switzerland. . . . Stefanie Greenberg writes, "I plan on making the trip back to Rochester for the big Sesquicentennial celebration in October 2000. I hope my Sigma Delta Tau sisters are doing the same. It'll be the perfect time for an SDT reunion!" . . . Kathleen Mullaney reports that she's graduated from PSU with an M.B.A. and is now working at IBM. . . . Bryan Shumway reports that he has been admitted to MIT's Urban Planning Program and will be living in Cambridge, Mass., this fall. . . . Jay Vecsey and Jamie Golding '98 e-mail that they were married in Miami, at the Biltmore Hotel on March 27. The couple plans to move to Atlanta, where Jamie will complete her studies in a doctoral program in psychology.


Krista Hamburg told how her dog, Tia, has taught her several life lessons in an article that ran in the "Animal Tales" section of the Syracuse-area newspaper CNY. . . . Chris Kanthan '91, '98 (see '91). . . . Kelly Rogalski reports that she is working as a psychiatric technician at the University's Medical Center. She adds that in the future she would like to attend the Warner School to attain a master's in administration in higher education.


Suzette Rochat '99 (see '62).

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