University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1960s

Reunion News

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering classes celebrating reunions

October 6–8, 2006

Slater Society: All post-50th Reunion Classes
65th Reunion: 1941
60th Reunion: 1946
55th Reunion: 1951
50th Reunion: 1956
45th Reunion: 1961
40th Reunion: 1966
35th Reunion: 1971
30th Reunion: 1976
25th Reunion: 1981
20th Reunion: 1986
15th Reunion: 1991
10th Reunion: 1996
5th Reunion: 2001

More about Meliora Weekend

Eugene Nicandri retired as a judge in St. Lawrence (N.Y.) County last June after 19 years on the bench. In May, he received a distinguished service award at the SUNY Potsdam president’s dinner and was the featured speaker at the college’s 170th commencement.

Ronald Knight is chairman of the Rochester Health Commission, which conducted a survey last spring to assess the state of Rochester-area residents’ health. . . . Nicholas Richie, professor emeritus of health administration at Florida Atlantic University, published an article on the academic freedom subplot of the 1951 film, Goodbye, My Fancy, in the winter 2003–04 issue of Films of the Golden Age.

Bill Jackson was named partner in the law firm of Stites & Harbison in Alexandria, Va. He is a member of the firm’s intellectual property and technology group. Bill’s son, Matthew, is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. . . . Vincent Russo received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive last September. Vincent is the executive director of the Aeronautical Systems Center. . . . Fred Sachs (see ’63).

Richard Feinman, professor of biochemistry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was one of the organizers of the Kingsbrook Conference on Nutritional and Metabolic Aspects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets, held in Brooklyn, N.Y., last June. He writes, “Most of what I really understand about science I learned from one or the other of my old Rochester roommates, David Bernstein and Fred Sachs ’62.” . . . David Malone has retired as pastor of the Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Mass. He plans to write a book about his experiences.

Charles Bash writes that he and his wife, Marnie Patterson Bash ’65, ’65N, traveled to Kenya as missionaries and worked at Nyumbani, the first orphanage for HIV-positive children, in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. “There are now more orphanages,” he says. “Life was sometimes difficult (exposure to poverty in a third-world country), uplifting (the people there have very contagious smiles and enjoy life to the fullest), and just plain fun (four days on safari and 2,400 pictures later).” . . . Last May, Bob Schacht received a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Marshall University in Huntington-Charleston, W.Va. In 2001, Bob retired from DuPont, where he was a chemist and manager. He is currently a counselor and business manager at the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center in Charleston, W.Va.

Marnie Patterson Bash ’65N (see ’64).

George Mack retired from his position as superintendent of Walton (N.Y.) Central School after 21 years.

Ira Schildkraut writes, “I retired in June 2003 from Freeport High School in Freeport, N.Y., after teaching social studies for 35 years. I’m now teaching at Rambam Mesivta Yeshiva High School on Long Island, in Lawrence, N.Y.”

Amy Goldstein Bass was profiled in the May 15 issue of Newsday. Amy is the founder of the Port Washington Education Foundation, which raises money for events and items the school can’t afford. . . . Michael Sorell has been appointed to the board of directors of SCOLR, a biopharmaceutical company in Bellevue, Wash. Michael is a managing member of MS Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm.

Paul Boehm has been appointed group vice president of environmental practices at Exponent, an engineering and scientific consulting firm. Previously, Paul was a vice president at Battelle.