University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1970s

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

Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu ’98 (Honorary), professor of physics at Stanford University and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, received an honorary degree from Duke University last spring. . . . Nancy Heller Cohen ’70N writes, “I am happy to report that book No. 9 in my Bad Hair Day mystery series, Crew Cut, has been published. It was a lot of fun writing about Marla’s cruise ship adventures. Meanwhile, No. 10, Perish by Pedicure, is in production, getting ready for a December release.” . . . Charles and Candace Geyer Cowan (see ’03). . . . Robert Kirschbaum (see ’69). . . . Janet Maslin (see ’69). . . . Betty Tomchik Reynolds, a financial counselor and facilitator, as well as a board and committee member, for The Women’s Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., was voted the organization’s 2005 Volunteer of the Year. . . . Glenn Yaffee (see ’69).

Stan Berman (see ’69). . . . Barry Neuman joined the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Carter Ledyard & Milburn as counsel. Barry is an environmental law and litigation attorney. . . . Evolutionary biologist David Wilson was named a distinguished professor at SUNY Binghamton.

Laurie Modell Orlov (see ’69).

Mark DeWyngaert ’80 (PhD) is a managing director with Huron Consulting Group in New York City.

Gary Falk ’80M (MD) was elected president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for 2006–07. Gary is a gastroenterologist with the Cleveland Clinic and a professor of medicine at the clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. . . . Seth Margolis has published a new novel, Closing Costs, his sixth. He writes, “Previous novels include Losing Isaiah, which was made into a film starring Halle Berry and Jessica Lange. I am married to Carole Zelner. We live in Manhattan with our two teenage children.” . . . Allen Power ’80M (MD), ’83M (Res) is associate director of St. John’s Nursing Home in Rochester. . . . Martha Dubois Sciremammano is running for reelection to the Brighton (N.Y.) Board of Education. She has been on the board since 2001.

Harold Paz ’82M (MD) has been named CEO of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. Previously, Harold was dean of the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

Col. Dave Wunder writes, “I retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 28 years of active duty and have taken a position as associate counsel of environmental law in the Navy’s Office of General Counsel at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Friends can e-mail me at davidwunder (at) justice (dot) com.”

Internet Surf and Turf: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media, by Marsha Baum and Barbara Waxer, won two awards this year: the New England Book Show Award in the college–single entry category, and the Text and Academic Authors Association’s Textbook Excellence Award in the communication/education category. . . . Mark Bergman writes, “I have opened Bergman Real Estate in North Creek, N.Y. (the southern Adirondacks). I’m a director on the Warren County Board of Realtors, and I serve on the New York State Association of Realtors’ professional standards committee. I also chair the Town of Johnsburg’s comprehensive planning committee.” . . . Robert Bly writes, “My 63rd book, Magnetic Selling: Developing the Charm and Charisma That Attracts Customers and Maximizes Sales, has been published by Amacom Books.” . . . Doug Sprei writes, “I was appointed director of marketing and communications at NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies, in Reston, Va. In 2002, my wife and I adopted Sasha, an orphan from Ethiopia, and it has been a wonderful experience. Our daughter quickly adapted to her new environment in America and is flourishing in school and athletics. As millions of children in Ethiopia have lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic, the need for support is very great. These children are vibrant and brilliant, and we would recommend that prospective adoptive parents look into Ethiopia as an option. Anyone who would like more information can reach me at doug_sprei (at) comcast (dot) net.”