Class of 1964

Sep, 2018

David Schmottlach writes: “I’m finally retired at 75 and growing Chardonnay grapes in Temecula, California, north of San Diego.”

Sep, 2018

J. Michael Jupin writes: “Barbara and I walked 50 miles of the Camino de Santiago in May and, tired of the cold Columbus, Ohio winters, planned our final move to Albuquerque.”

 

Sep, 2018

Bruce Bean writes: “After practicing corporate law in New York City, Los Angeles, and Moscow, and then teaching for 14 years at the Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, we are moving to the Philadelphia area. I plan to continue teaching corporate law, and mergers & acquisitions, at Michigan State and maintaining my interest in Russian matters. I have returned from giving two presentations in Germany, one on corruption at FIFA and the other on the impact of U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream II, the latest gas pipeline in Europe.”

 

Jul, 2018

Douglas Feinstein (see David Feinstein ’64).

 

Jul, 2018

Kay Berthold Frishman writes: “I am busy and happily retired. Life goes along way too fast. Ron and I spent the month of February in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We also recently met up with David Brody ’64, Tom Childs ’75, and J. B. Doherty ’72.”

Jul, 2018

David Feinstein writes: “It’s been a few years. I have three sons: Daniel Feinstein, Douglas Feinstein ’91, and Joel Feinstein. After my PhD from Stanford in 1967, I spent four years in Buffalo, then 10 years in northern Wisconsin at a small state university (River Falls). In 1980, we moved to Mobile, Alabama, to the University of South Alabama. When I turned 55 in 1997 I decided to start over and remarried a young Chinese woman. We had two children: Joseph in 1999 and the only girl, Esther, in 2002. Joseph will be a freshman at Brown this fall, joining the class of ’22. He will follow his father and his brother, Douglas. It will be good to have my family back on the Brown campus. Now we have to wait two years to find out where Esther lands. At 76 I am finally out of the creation business so there is a chance there will be no more Feinsteins for another generation going to the top of the Hill.”

 

May, 2018

Lynne Tanenbaum Switzky writes: “My husband, Harvey Switzky ’65 ScM, ’70 PhD, and I have retired to the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Guests are welcome. I am president of the League of Women Voters of Baldwin County. Harvey has also joined, and we go around the county helping people register to vote.”

May, 2018

Philip Newman retired in February 2012 from full-time cardiology practice after 32 years. Following that, he accepted a position as clinical associate professor of medicine at UC Irvine, where he sees patients and teaches postdoctoral cardiology fellows two days a week. He has written a book and is busy as a cardiology expert witness in medicolegal cases. In addition, he runs and swims and practices trumpet. He writes that he still has never married, but he has more time than ever to date.

May, 2018

A. Thomas Levin was awarded the Barbara J. Merhman Commitment to Justice Award by Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee Inc. and has also received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He was reappointed as a member of the advisory board for the Touro Law School Land Use and Sustainable Development Institute (LUSD). In addition to being a partner, he is also general counsel to his law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C., and he continues to be involved in the New York State Bar Assoc., of which he is a past president.

May, 2018

Timothy Coughlin writes: “Laurie and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Italy this past summer in a villa with 18 family members, including four children, three of their spouses, and nine grandchildren. Only our son-in law was missing, finalizing his time with Foreign Services in Afghanistan, from which he has since returned.”

May, 2018

Susan Kamer Davis ’64 MAT writes: “I’m now semi-retired and living in Washington, D.C., next to the zoo, so the zebras make sure I’m up early. I volunteer with the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and with Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit advocating for control and choice at the end of life.”

May, 2018

Norby Fleisig writes: “The cities of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant in South Carolina and I hosted an eclipse party from Aug. 18 to 21. Spotty weather cleared up perfectly during the full passage. In attendance, mostly with significant others, were: Al Almonte Jr. ’62; Hal Chorney; Dave Connell; Joanne Rabold Connell ’64; Rick Croteau ’63; Bill Feinberg ’63, ’66 AM, ’73 PhD; Berge Gregian ’62; Guy Lombardo ’62; and Peter Papadopoulos ’62. All the gentlemen listed are alumni of the gone but not forgotten Plantations House. We try to get together yearly, and we invite others to join us.”

May, 2018

Harvey Switzky ’65 ScM, ’70 PhD (see Lynne Tanenbaum Switzky ’64).

Apr, 2018

Jim Sutton writes: “Josh Mandelbaum ’01 won his city council race easily in Des Moines, Iowa.”

Jan, 2018

Jane Newhagen writes: “I want to share the news of the publication of my new historical novel, Chambered Nautilus. It is the third in the series of tales of old Key West. Wally Lamb said, ‘Lovers of the charms of modern Key West will find Jane Newhagen’s Chambered Nautilus a fascinating read. Newhagen’s carefully researched novel fuses a story about a sympathetic, humanly flawed heroine with rich period detail about the beloved island’s 19th-century past. Stories that educate as they entertain are treasures. Chambered Nautilus is one.’ Although the Middle Keys were badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, I’m happy to report that Key West suffered less damage, and we are trying to help out those who lost their homes.”

Jan, 2018

Paul S. Goldberg writes: “My wife and I have been living full time in a motor home since retirement in 2011. We travel across the country every year. I was a self-employed financial planner until retirement. We wander the United States and Canada and the whole world.”

From the January/February 2018 Issue

Paul S. Goldberg writes: “My wife and I have been living full time in a motor home since retirement in 2011. We travel across the country every year. I was a self-employed financial planner until retirement. We wander the United States and Canada and the whole world."

Jane Newhagen writes: “I want to share the news of the publication of my new historical novel, Chambered Nautilus. It is the third in the series of tales of old Key West. Wally Lamb said, ‘Lovers of the charms of modern Key West will find Jane Newhagen’s Chambered Nautilus a fascinating read. Newhagen’s carefully researched novel fuses a story about a sympathetic, humanly flawed heroine with rich period detail about the beloved island’s 19th-century past. Stories that educate as they entertain are treasures. Chambered Nautilus is one.’ Although the Middle Keys were badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, I’m happy to report that Key West suffered less damage, and we are trying to help out those who lost their homes.”

From the November/December 2017 Issue

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Barbara Zwick Sander writes “I had a fabulous time at the celebration of 125 Years of Women at Brown with Susan Sinykin Benjamin and Peggy Cox Moser—great keynoters and workshops. We stayed at Peggy and husband Dewey’s lovely Narragansett home. Wish more classmates had been there.”

James Sutton writes that Joshua Mandelbaum ’01 stopped by his house to ask for his vote. Josh was running for Des Moines city council in the November 7 election. Jim promised to vote for him, but chided him for going to law school.

From the July/August 2017 Issue

Bill Horne’s book, The Improbable Community, was published last fall.

Jim Sutton (see Jim Governale ’87).

Allen M. Ward writes: “At almost 75, my wife and I are building our dream house, a duplex, one side for her and one side for me, with connecting interior doors. We designed it, and I am acting as general contractor as well as doing a lot of the interior work. It’s a great way to keep active.”

From the March/April 2017 Issue

A. Thomas Levin writes: “It was a busy fall season. I was named to the New York Metro Area Superlawyers for the sixth consecutive year and also received the Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award from Long Island Business News. I’ve been designated general counsel to my law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC, where I continue as a shareholder and a partner. I’m also chair of our Local Government Law and Environmental Compliance Practice Group and our Professional Responsibility Group. Time flies when you’re having fun.”

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Charlotte Cook Morse writes: “Living alone in retirement was not good, so I moved to a Westminster Canterbury Retirement Community in Richmond, Virginia. I’m not far from VCU colleagues. So far, so good.”

From the July/August 2016 Issue

James Sutton’s 20th book of poetry, Daffy’s Hell, has been published by indiequill.com  and is available for download. James is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.

From the May/June 2016 Issue

George A. Davidson received the Federal Bar Council’s Whitney North Seymour Award for outstanding public service in private practice. A senior counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, George spends his time sitting as an arbitrator, counseling younger colleagues on brief writing and oral arguments, and serving on nonprofit boards.

Robert J. DeLuca’s first novel, The Pact with the Devil, was published by Archway Publishing. The book is available on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. 

From the March/April 2016 Issue

Michael S. Kupersmith writes: “After more than 28 years as a Vermont Superior Court judge, I retired from the trial bench in July. Unfortunately, there is no senior status for Vermont judges, so I have taken a part-time job as an administrative law judge in the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (which regulates 44 professions) to keep my hand in the action. Cheryl and I have fulfilled a long-held dream and have purchased a Toyota Tacoma; a teardrop camper trailer is in the offing. Look for us to be camping in your front yard.”

From the January/February 2016 Issue

Richard Goeltz was elected an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science. The LSE describes the fellowship as “the greatest honor the School can bestow.”

Jim Sutton published his 14th book of sonnets, Love, God, & Country, available exclusively from Amazon. Jim retired as a lobbyist for Iowa’s teachers. Paraphrasing Shelley, he writes: “Poetry is when I argue with myself; politics is when I argue with everyone else.”

Allen Ward writes: “I was troubled to see no notes for the class of 1964 in the latest issue of the Brown Alumni Magazine. I trust that the reason for this is not that the rest of the class has all died, but that we are having such active lives in our golden years that no one has time to write. I decided that it was time to rectify the situation, and I hope that many of you will follow suit. Aside from welcoming a new grandson, Adam Griffin Barnes, on May 11, I have been finishing up a 10-year renovation project on my current dwelling. Having honed my construction skills, I am about to indulge my inner architect in building a duplex that I designed so that my wife and I can live side by side with our extensive libraries under one roof. As a classicist, I am still keeping my hand in professionally by organizing the spring and fall meetings of the New England Ancient History Colloquium and assuming the presidency of the Classical Association of Connecticut for 2015–16.” 

From the May/June 2015 Issue

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM writes: “Three months after enjoying our 50th reunion, my husband, Fred Stielow, and I fulfilled a longtime dream by traveling around the world. We left Sept. 1 and visited Kenya for a safari, took a ‘maharaja’ train in India from Delhi to the Taj Mahal, and cruised the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, through Angkor Wat, Cambodia, ending in Hanoi, Vietnam. We also saw the Yangtze River in China and visited Japan, ending with two weeks in Kaua’i, Hawaii, and returned home in time for Thanksgiving.”

From the March/April 2015 Issue

On Nov. 20, David Brodsky, Richard Fried, Philip Hahn, Jonathan Small, and Laurence Sorkin traveled to Hyde Park, N.Y., for a tour of the FDR Library. Recently renovated, the facilities include exhibits based on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s lives, old newsreels, tape recordings of fireside chats and press conferences, and drafts of speeches, letters, and memos culled from rare archival material. They also had a delicious lunch at the neighboring Culinary Institute.

From the January/February 2015 Issue

R. Lee Bennett was selected for 2015 Best Lawyers in America. He continues to practice corporate and transactional law and lives with his wife, Marilynn, and four of their eight children in the Orlando, Fla., area.

Jonathan Kagan writes: “It was wonderful to be back for our 50th. In good health and happy to visit with many of our classmates.”

From the November/December 2014 Issue

Anne Wohlers Toombs writes: “My husband of nearly 44 years, David, passed away on July 16 after a short illness. He was a retired pilot for United Airlines and an importer, distributor, and seller of Cheoy Lee sailing yachts from Hong Kong. His employment with UAL enabled us to satisfy our love of travel for many years. Fortunately, I was able to attend our 50th reunion, although he did not. Now it’s on to a new path, and where it will take me, I have no idea.”

From the September/October 2014 Issue

Steven Fried (see Michael Thompson ’07).

From the July/August 2014 Issue

Adrienne Bassick Rosenthal does interior design in Los Angeles and has three grandchildren.

From the May/June 2014 Issue [50th]

Nicholas Califano writes: “After my wonderful but somewhat tumultuous years at Brown, I followed my passion in medicine and then returned to Brown to do my fellowship in gastroenterology and have remained here since. I helped start the largest GI group in the state, teaching and practicing as a clinical associate professor of medicine. I just retired from my clinical practice after 37 years but will continue teaching and volunteering. My bride of 44 years, Julia, has been the inspiration of our family: daughter Isabella with her husband, Tim, in Concord, Mass, and their sons August and Julian; son Gabriel and Sharon in Manchester, New Hampshire; and daughter Sophia and Josh now at UNC and Duke, respectively. We continue to wonder where all the years have gone. We are waiting for more grandchildren while we travel, sail, write, fly-fish, and smile. I hope to see old friends again.”

 

From the March/April 2014 Issue [50th]

Bob Bidwell finished writing a 155-page guide to trout fishing day trips in the Washington, D.C., area for the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a coldwater conservation nonprofit. The guide gives details on fishing 37 streams and will be sold as a fundraiser. Last spring Bob spent a week fly-fishing with Howard Johnson in the Catskills and they plan to do it again after the reunion. Bob lives in Reston, Va.

Linda Mason writes: “After 47 years at CBS News, starting at the bottom as a desk assistant for CBS radio and ending as a senior vice president, I have retired. It was a wonderful career, traveling the world and working with Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News as a field producer and then a senior producer, and with Charles Kuralt as the executive producer of Sunday Morning. I was the executive producer of CBS Reports and ran the Decision Desk on election nights. I was the first woman in many of those jobs. Pembroke was great training for that! I was honored with 13 Emmys, two DuPonts, one Peabody, and one Polk, and in November was inducted into the Deadline Club Hall of Fame with, among others, Jimmy Breslin, Graydon Carter, and Bill Moyers. I live with my husband, Cary Aminoff, in Riverdale, N.Y.”

David K. Rumsey retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and from family law practice. He and his wife, Michele, enjoy traveling and hiking in national parks. He has also traveled the country attending memorial services with family members of U.S. Marines. In addition, 17 grandchildren keep them busy. He lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.

From the January/February 2014 Issue

Charlotte Cook Morse writes: “I’m slowly getting used to retirement. If you are coming through, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is well worth a stop. The state capitol, featured in the movie Lincoln, is not far either, in downtown Richmond. Give me a call!”

Judith Macintosh O’Neil and Thomas O’Neil III (see Christine O’Neil Harrison ’91). 

 

From the November/December 2013 Issue

Donald August (see p. 53, Births & Adoptions, Kyuhey Lee August ’01).

 

From the September/October 2013 Issue

Brian Catto retired in 2007 from the Medical College of Georgia as a professor of medicine and infectious diseases. He then worked at a private practice in Augusta, Ga., until December 2011. He recently returned from a nine-month trip to Kenya with Doctors Without Borders and is now working part-time in HIV/AIDS clinics in Augusta, while considering new options.

From the May/June 2013 Issue

Cliff Adelman’s first novel, The Russian Embassy Party, was published in March, and is available in both e-book and dead-tree versions. It starts in the summer of 1963, when he and others were summer interns in various government agencies in Washington, D.C., and experienced late adolescents’ perceptions of the March on Washington, JFK, and U.S.-Soviet relations. Skimming along the edges of history, and after a few side-slams, the story ends 30 years later on a railroad platform by the border between Russia and Finland. Cliff writes: “If it half-works commercially, there will be at least two more. Fiction has become the bucket list. After producing a library shelf, my research and writing on higher education have probably come to an end, though I continue to sit on advisory boards for higher education reform undertakings in both the United States and Europe. I’m married to Nancy Kilpatrick ’65, with children in Maryland and Minnesota, and the Minnesota Twins for grandchildren. Hey! If you hadn’t noticed, we’re getting old, but we haven’t stopped learning—or laughing. See you for the 50th next year! 50? Oh, God!”

Rachael Deborah Amos ’66 MAT writes she is teaching drawing to many coworkers from The Tattered Cover Bookstore, and thus “converting” them as best she can to being visual people. She changed her first name to Rachael in 1977.

Edgar Billowitz has been in Santa Fe, N. Mex., for 40 years. He still practices full-time emergency medicine.

Allan M. Gittleman writes: “I recently celebrated my 50th year in the investment business. During the first 25 years I became president of the Michael Investment Co. and then chairman of the board of Boston-based F.L.Putnam & Co. During the last 25 years I was fortunate enough to be a vice president with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. We currently manage about a billion in assets. I hope to complete a book next year on an investment strategy known as ‘secured option writing.’ Ellen and I winter in Scottsdale, Arizona, but still maintain our residence in Rhode Island.”

Robert C. Liotta writes: “I am still happily practicing law, married to Barbara, and living in Washington, D.C. This year I became president of the D.C. chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. My older son, Benjamin Liotta ’07, is back from China and waiting to hear from medical schools.”

Jackson W. Robinson merged his firm, Winslow Management Co., with Brown Advisory HQ in Baltimore, Md. They have launched Brown Advisory Winslow Sustainability Fund. He and Susan completed a carbon-neutral home in Little Compton, R.I., featuring geothermal and thin film solar. 

 

From the March/April 2013 Issue

Clifford Adelman retired from the U.S. Department of Education in 2006. He then went to the Institute for Higher Education Policy, where he wrote three studies of Europe’s Bologna Process in Higher Education and one of International Comparative Data under Lumina Foundation sponsorship. He is the coauthor of The Degree Qualifications Profile, and is working on another project focused on associate’s degree recognition involving 62 community colleges in nine states. He recently finished his first novel, The Russian Embassy Party, and is in the process of marketing it.

David M. Brodsky writes: “After practicing law since 1967, I retired from active practice at the end of December 2011 and opened a one-person mediation and arbitration firm in New York: Brodsky ADR LLC. I have been retained in more than 10 active disputes by lawyers on both sides and am also doing mediation pro bono for the Appellate Division in Manhattan. I am having the time of my life, as my hours are my own, the work is intellectually challenging and fulfilling, and I am spending more time with my wife, our two daughters, and my son and his family, including three grandchildren. I face my 70th birthday with optimism and good cheer.”

Tom Draper writes: “I live on a farm just north of Lewes, Delaware. My four children, including my eldest, Mariah Draper Calagione ’93, have produced nine grandchildren. I still work with my two businesses here on Delmarva: WBOC-TV (CBS) and Fox21 Broadcast throughout the peninsula. The family operates a number of farms, which grow grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and barley, with a few vegetables thrown in. I spend approximately two months per year in Big Sky, Montana, one in the winter and one in the summer. My hobbies include waterfowl hunting, biking, and reading, along with some travel.”

James L. Knoll writes: “I am continuing to practice, but I am most definitely taking lots of time off. Life is good. I only need more time to bike. My wife and I enjoy good health.”

Peter J. Levin writes: “Carol and I are first-time grandparents. Linus James Schaeffer was born on November 21. The proud parents are Daniel Levin and Cassandra Schaeffer.”

Judith MacIntosh O’Neil writes: “Tom and I have traveled all the continents and are enjoying adventure travel. My energies go to gardening, knitting, our four grandchildren, and our daughters, Christine O’Neil Harrison ’91 and Katie O’Neil (Northeastern ’98). We’re looking forward to our 50th class reunion.”

Thomas J. O’Neil writes: “After 45 years of teaching Latin, I am continuing to enjoy retirement. I still play trombone in a variety of swing bands, concert bands, and symphonies. Judy and I have been married 47 years, and she has made sure our travels have included Roman ruins everywhere.”

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM retired from the federal government in May after 20 years of service that included working in the National Archives as an archivist and the FBI and Air National Guard as a historian, plus a contract position as a historian with NASA’s Educator-Astronaut program. Since May, she has traveled and done some consulting. She is looking forward to reconnecting with classmates.

David Rumsey joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation. He ran on the USMC track team in 1965 and was the coach in 1966. The team won the Inter-Service Championship. He was a platoon leader, then company commander in Vietnam in 1967. He received a Purple Heart. He attended law school from 1967 to 1970 and served as a judge’s law clerk directly after. He worked as a prosecutor from 1971 to 1975 and a family law master from 1977 until retirement in 2002. He remained in the Reserves until 1996, serving in Desert Storm. He retired as colonel and remarried in 1994. He has eight children, including Alan Rumsey ’94, and 17 grandchildren. He writes: “My wife, Michele, and I enjoy travelling, visiting kids and grandkids, hiking, and attending baseball games across the United States. We regularly go to Orioles and Nationals games. I have been travelling to the hometowns of those killed in action from my marine company in Vietnam, visiting with surviving family members and conducting memorial services in their honor. Our visits are bittersweet but much appreciated.”

Richard Tremaglio continues his architectural practice in Cambridge, Mass. He is looking forward to semi-retirement on the Maine coast, where he has been building, teaching, and consulting for several years. He hopes to collaborate with artisans in a friendly workshop setting and to establish a new home and practice base. Hands-on experience, initiated in his early participatory building projects, will remain central to his design philosophy. He would enjoy hearing from Brown friends.

Allen M. Ward writes: “After teaching Greek history and an advanced Latin course on Lucretius last spring, I spent the summer working on the sixth edition of A History of the Roman People. Now, for something completely different, I am finishing up several long-delayed construction projects around the house. I am looking forward to our 50th reunion in 2014. To get in the mood, Carol and I attended the Campus Dance last year and had a great time.”
 

From the January/February 2013 Issue

Anne Keve Lindsey writes: “We recently traversed the Panama Canal and were very interested to see the great care taken to promote and maintain Teddy Roosevelt’s dream of transcontinental ship traffic.”

 

From the May/June 2012 Issue

Jack Gardner writes: “After nearly 45 years of law practice, I finally retired from Hogan Lovells. I have been blessed by good fortune over those years. I’ve been with two firms and I’ve been privileged to work on many wonderful corporate and public finance projects in over 35 states. I pass by some of these projects every day and I am proud to remember the efforts that brought each one to fruition. But the true reward has been the time spent working with the many professionals in the public finance industry, those who bring their knowledge and expertise to shape each project to the needs of the principals and offer security to investors. My wife, Greer, and I are both cancer survivors and are thankful for the medical professionals and facilities that brought us to good health! We’ll continue to enjoy life here in the High Country, where I did my first Colorado financing some 36 years ago.”

From the March/April 2012 Issue

Charlie Berry (see Engagements & Weddings, Katie Barry ’04).

Robert J. Aaronson and his wife, Louise, after 10 years of working and living near Geneva, Switzerland, have retired in Greenwich, Connecticut: “This is providing a very enjoyable opportunity to renew friendships with Brown alumni in the area,” Bob writes. He has been appointed to the board of the new Connecticut Airport Authority that will take over responsibility for Bradley International Airport and the five state-owned general aviation airports.

R. Lee Bennett, a shareholder in the Orlando, Fla., office of GrayRobinson, P.A., was awarded Junior Achievement’s Henry Cragg Volunteer Award. He has been involved with Junior Achievement for 15 years, serving as an active member of the executive, advisory, and strategic planning committees.

Lucy Jefferys retired and is now living in Pennsylvania. She is active in her church, playing guitar and occasionally singing there. Her son, Jeff Greenblatt, is married to Noreen Buyers. They reside in Berkeley, Calif., and have a daughter, Kathryn, who is 9½ years old. Lucy’ s second son, Alex Greenblatt, lives in West Chester, Pa.

A. Thomas Levin—a member of the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C., and chair of its professional responsibility practice and municipal law, land use, and environmental compliance practice—was honored for Leadership in Law by the Long Island Business News. The award recognizes his experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, excellence, and compassion.


From the January/February 2012 Issue

David Brodsky writes: "After more than 40 years of active practice as a trial lawyer, I am transitioning to a career as a mediator and arbitrator. I am a distinguished neutral on the CPR Institute's banking, accounting, and financial services panel and a special master of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. I have also been appointed as a mediator and arbitrator by private law firms, the New York City Bar Assoc., and federal judges in the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Texas. I will remain active in pro bono cases, working on Fair Housing Act matters. I continue to chair the Access to Justice Committee for Downstate New York of the American College of Trial Lawyers, helping find top-ranked trial lawyers to lead impact litigation on behalf of disadvantaged persons. I'm also on the board and executive committee of the American Constitution Society for Law and Social Policy. My wife, Stacey, and I live in Scarsdale, N.Y., where Stacey, a retired lawyer and teacher, is a Village Trustee. Our older daughter, Izzy, graduated from Colgate in May 2011 and is attending Fordham Univ. to obtain a master's in international political economy and development. Our younger daughter, Nell, is a junior at Brown. My son Peter lives in Dallas, and he and his wife, Lael, have graced us with three grandchildren."

Roy Maletz (see Births & Adoptions, Allegra Devon Maletz '03).

Rich Ulmer writes: "Non-animal testing methods continue to be used and accepted more and more as time goes by. Nearly 900 persons gathered in September in Montreal for the purpose of reducing the number of animals used in research and safety testing of commercial products globally. European regulations continue to lead the world in the effort, having banned any new cosmetics if animal testing had been used to develop them. Our InVitro Int'l sales for 2011 finished at a 15-year high, and we celebrated with one glass of Champagne each. Best to all from 1964!"

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Susan Rosenfeld '65 AM continues to be a historian with the Air National Guard and enjoys living in Annapolis, Md. She writes: "My husband, Fred Stielow, and I traveled to Israel in 2010 to see my oldest granddaughter graduate from high school, meet the youngest grandson, born in April, and see their eight siblings. We also spent time in Argentina with several friends."

From the May/June 2011 Issue

Nicholas Califano (see Alec and Jessica Galante O'Neill '03).

Marie J. Langlois has been elected to a five-year term on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. Marie recently retired as managing director of Washington Trust Investors.

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Nancy Godfray (see Engagements & Weddings, Nick Zakrasek '06).

Michael L. Gradison was past president and executive director of the ACLU of Indiana, where he now volunteers. He is also on the board of directors of the Indianapolis Urban League and a laureate member and director of Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

Elizabeth Kline Landers's second book, The Affair Playbook, follows The Script: The 100% Absolutely Predictable Things Men Do When They Cheat. She writes that, with two children and four grandchildren apportioned equally between Michigan and Washington, D.C., she lives in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; New York City; and Washington, D.C. Family, writing, and volunteering are her interests.

Roy Maletz (see Births & Adoptions, Allegra Devon Maletz '03).

David Prescott moved to Santa Fe, N. Mex., a year ago after having lived in Princeton, N.J., for the last 38 years and on the east coast all his life. He has a new partner, Patricia Cloud. He writes: "Santa Fe is filled with history from the indigenous people to the descendents of the conquistadores, as well as art, music, and great natural beauty."

W. Richard Ulmer writes: "In Vitro International president and CEO at long last sees light at the end of the business tunnel. Europe has put into its regulations that no new cosmetic product can be marketed if its ingredients were tested on animals. Our non-animal testing methods have been serving customers successfully (in place of animals) for 25 years this year. Please think positive thoughts for this longtime societal goal ."

From the September/October 2010 Issue

R. Lee Bennett, shareholder at the Orlando office of GrayRobinson, P.A., was elected by the Florida Bar's Board of Governors to the Supreme Court of Florida's Commission on Professionalism. In August he completed his 14th and final year as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Lee Eliot Berk retired as president of Boston's Berklee College of Music and relocated to Santa Fe, N. Mex., with his wife of 35 years, Susan. Lee chairs the state's music commission and is on the board of a new statewide arts charter high school; he was the founder of the Friends of Santa Fe Jazz. Lee was pleased recently to welcome another retiree to Santa Fe, his Brown college roommate, David Prescott.

David M. Brodsky writes: "I am still a partner at the global law firm of Latham & Watkins, advising companies and their boards of directors and audit committees on governance and disclosure issues, conducting internal investigations, and doing securities litigation and white-collar matters for corporate and individual clients. I was recently elected a director to the Board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and am looking forward to working to increase this organization's exposure and impact on contemporary legal issues of importance to our country. Stacey and I are training for a bike trip in Alsace this summer and otherwise enjoying our daughters' return from their colleges for the summer (Izzy from Colgate and Nell '13 from Brown)."

David L'Herault and C. Reid Schmutz write that they have played together in more than 50 golf tournaments over the years.

James Sutton was elected chair of the Iowa Democratic Party's platform committee and to its central committee. He writes: "You haven't lived until you've chaired a platform committee; it's like herding cats. No one can shut up a Democrat if one wants to speak. I'm restoring a Camaro, 435 HP in a 3,000 lb. car—just what a geezer needs." Jim's youngest daughter, Thalia, starts graduate school at Columbia Univ. next fall, and his daughter Athena is at Iowa State Univ., finishing her master's in urban planning.

 

From the May/June 2010 Issue

Do you check the class notes section for our class and get disappointed when nothing is there? The level of class communication has fallen to an all-time low. Bring us up-to-date. Send a note to BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu.

Ronald T. Wilson retired after 30 years with the New York City Department of Mental Health, including positions as planning director and deputy commissioner. His sons are doing well in Austin, Tex., and Key West, Fla.

From the March/April 2010 Issue

Larry Kerson (see Hilary Gerstein '03).

Susan Rosenfeld '65 AM is a historian with the Air National Guard and principal consultant to the Oral History Heritage Program of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Susan's husband, Fred, is dean of libraries and educational material and associate vice president of the American Public University System.

Larry Sorkin (see Tom Wilson '58).

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Michael P. Gross (see Ashley Gross '93).

Lucy Jefferys moved into a 100-year-old farmhouse in Downingtown, Pa., in Oct. 2008. She works as a certified nursing assistant at the Pocopson Home. Her older son, Jeffery, lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his wife, Noreen, and their daughter, Katy. Jeff is a research scientist with Google in San Francisco. Lucy's younger son, Alex, lives near her in West Chester, Pa., and is a television cameraman.

From the July/August 2009 Issue

Robin Veeder Dailey purchased a home near her son-in-law's beach house in St. Teresa, Fla., on the panhandle. Her husband, Jim, is still working in the offshore oil field services industry in Houston, and they plan to spend vacations at the beach. Robin writes: "My brother, Jonathan Veeder '61, and his wife were here in March for a visit, and we had a great time museum hopping and visiting the Bush Library. Would love to hear from any classmates who might be coming this way."

From the May/June 2009 Issue [45th]

Donald August, Stephen Goldberger, and Martin Slepkow (see Seth Goldberger '99).

Madeline Ehrman '65 AM has retired from the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute but works as a consultant to its School of Language Studies.

Wendy Herlihy Raskind is a professor of medicine and Murray Raskind a professor of psychiatry at the Univ. of Washington. Wendy studies the genetics of dyslexia and neurodegenerative disorders. Murray is increasingly involved in the biologic basis of PTSD and traumatic brain injury and is the chief of psychiatry at the VA Seattle-Puget Sound Healthcare System. Their son, Peter '95, married Claire Wilson (Macalaster '02) in July 2008. He recently left the restaurant where he had been chef de cuisine for years and is now in charge of catering services at the Univ. of Washington's faculty club.

From the March/April 2009 Issue [45th]

Susan Sinykin Benjamin's Great Houses of Chicago 1871-1921, written with Stuart Cohen, will be in stores in April.

Larry Hoffman, Larry Kerson, Mark Shapiro (see Jennie Kerson '00).

Roy Maletz (see Kayla Monzack '03).

From the January/February 2009 Issue [45th]

Ann Acheson continues as a research associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the Univ. of Maine, where her primary work is on poverty and substance abuse. She recently became editor of the Maine Policy Review after serving as managing editor since 2002. Ann is also a faculty associate in anthropology and occasionally teaches.

John Bulkowski (see Julia Bulkowski '01).

Ronnie Richman writes that she is happily single once again and has retired from teaching. She divides her time between her homes on Cape Cod and western Mass.

John Lewis writes: "At 66, I am still working full time at a great and rewarding job with Marts & Lundy, fund-raising consultants. I have clients in Australia, India, Jordan, and the United States. I am also enjoying 12 grandchildren, who range in age from 18 months (twins) to 12 years old. Eight of the 12 live near us, and four are in Scottsdale, Ariz., where we love to visit. I look forward to seeing many of you at the reunion in May!"

David London (see David Parker '69).

Lawrence A. Rand completed his second term as mayor of Rye Brook, N.Y., in April. He has accepted a position as an adjunct professor at NYU's Graduate School of Business (Stern) in the finance department, beginning this spring. He still has his day job as a founding partner of his firm and has been appointed to the Westchester County Board of Ethics.

Allen Ward married Carol L. Maturo on Oct. 18. They met 28 years ago, when she was a doctoral student in Latin American history at the Univ. of Connecticut.

From the November/December 2008 Issue [45th]

Yolanda Maione Bernardini writes: "Until recently, I was very happy spending six months in Florida teaching Italian and tending to the condo gardens, and the other six months in Rome playing the respected elder in the expat community. Then my son asked me to abandon this hedonistic retirement and take on the advertising department (Italian and French Lit. were my callings at Brown) for his ItalianNotebook.com website. It's been a big challenge switching gears, but great fun being a part of his successful adventure. 'Italy, one day at a time' is the Italian Notebook motto. Mine is 'Just one step at a time.' "

From the September/October 2008 Issue [45th]

Robert J. Aaronson has retired as director general of Airports Council International, Geneva, Switzerland, after six years in the post and a 37-year career in aviation. Bob and his wife, Louise, are continuing to live in the Geneva area.

Lawrence Rand completed his second term as mayor of Rye Brook, N.Y., in April. Starting next spring, he will be an adjunct professor in the finance department at NYU's Graduate School of Business (Stern). He writes that he still has his day job as a founding partner of his firm and is considering serving on a commission in Westchester County. "If I consider it too political, I will not accept it. As you know, Rye Brook is strictly non-partisan, and while I have personally been involved in Democratic candidacies, I try to keep that aspect of my life private. Best to all."

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Judith Seidel Jacobson (see Emily Joan Wigod '88).

Barbara Zwick Sander writes: "Peggy Cox Moser, Dewey Moser, Judy Hersh Zern, and her husband, Alan, visited me and my husband, Joe, at our home in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., near Sarasota, in March. Susan Sinykin Benjamin and her husband, Wayne, spent the month of March on nearby Longboat Key, so the four couples had a very fun mini-reunion with lots of time to catch up, walk on the beach, visit sights, and eat!"

Rich Ulmer writes: "As my 14th year at the helm of InVitro International unfolds, I have never been more upbeat about establishing non-animal testing methods once and for all. The European regulations banning any new cosmetic product if tested on animals begins in mid '09. This is real progress at last! The U.S. should then follow this lead and IVRO plans to be part of the new movement. If any of our '64 crew vacations this way (Southern California), Bev and I would love to visit."

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Allan M. Gittleman was the executive producer of a recent documentary on Elvis Costello called Letter of Thanks. He writes: "What made the film such an enjoyable project was working with the talented writer/director, Doug Passon in Scottsdale, Ariz."

Marie Langlois (see Elaine Berlinsky Fain '70).

From the March/April 2008 Issue

Jon Small (see Daisy Wademan Dowling '96).

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Ben King writes: “I had fun in September linking up with my Brown Glee Club director, Erich Kunzel ’60 AM, at the Ravinia Festival in Illinois, where Erich conducted an end-of-summer pops program. Backstage we relived some glorious (and inglorious) moments of Brown Glee Club lore from the early 1960s (I sang bass). It was gratifying to catch up, after 43 years, with this memorable gentleman.” Ben also writes that he sold his business, King Research Inc., and now works as a consultant to the company’s new Milwaukee-based owners while continuing to practice law in New York City.

Allen Ward writes: “Last May, I had an enjoyable visit in Maine with classmate Roger DuBrock and his family, who had come from Anchorage, Alaska, for daughter Francesca’s Bowdoin College graduation. After eighteen months of renovations, I am almost fully moved to a condominium in Manchester, Conn. I have remade it into an 18th-century-style townhouse with three libraries, one for books and monographs on ancient history, one for Greek and Latin texts, and one for modern literature and social services. Since, as an emeritus professor, I no longer have a big office at the Univ. of Connecticut, it will be wonderful to have all my books available in one place.”

From the September / October 2007 Issue

Stuart Halpert '64 (see Andrew Goldsmith '99).

Anne Hunter writes: "Having retired as a hospice physician at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in September 2005, I completed the training in the Episcopal deacon formation program last spring and was ordained a deacon in Portland on June 24, 2006. I am assigned to my home church in Rangeley, Me., for the summer and fall months, and I just finished my first winter near Charlottesville, Va."

From the July / August 2007 Issue

Andy Kiley, as a former president of the Brown Chorus, has maintained his interest in choral singing and will participate in the opening of the 2008 Olympics in China as a member of the Rochester (N.Y.) Oratorio Society.

Ronald T. Wilson writes: “I’ve retired after thirty years as a planner and administrator with the New York City Department of Mental Health. Luckily, my two sons and two grandsons are well and productive. Brown was good to me when I was there, and I am grateful. I still think it has the most attractive old campus in America, and most of the Brown grads I have met have been bright and decent.”

From the May / June 2007 Issue

Anne L. Hunter writes: “Having retired from my work as a hospice physician at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Sept. 2005, I completed the training in the Episcopal Deacon Formation Program last spring and was ordained a deacon on June 24, 2006. I am assigned to my home church in Rangeley for the summer-fall months, and I’m now getting settled in a new wintertime home near Charlottesville, Va.”

A. Thomas Levin, chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein municipal law’s land use and environmental compliance practice and former president of the New York State Bar Association, was appointed to the New York Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District.

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Cliff Adelman joined the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C., after working twenty-seven years as a senior research analyst for the U.S. Department of Education. He now roams the country doing presentations for entities such as the California State University System, the New Mexico State Legislature, and the College Board. He writes: “Within the first five weeks after leaving the government, I published three articles that the education department would never let me publish, including a critique of the report of Secretary Spellings’ Commission on the Future of Higher Education. It’s been like light streaming through windows.” Cliff has received awards for lifetime contributions to research on higher education from the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the Association for Institutional Research. It all started, he says, with designing the first student course-evaluation program at Brown in 1963. His wife, Nancy Kilpatrick ’65, continues as a designer and manager of education evaluation projects at SRI International in Rosslyn, Va.

Jonathan Kagan still enjoys his ophthalmic practice in offices in New York City and Westchester. Sylvia Alonso ’01 has joined his practice, so he is now able to work a five-day week in four days. He spends long weekends with his wife, Ginnie, at their cottage in New Milford, Conn. He writes: “Deborah is a feng shui consultant in Los Angeles; Ali is getting her master’s in elementary education and English as a second language, and Jo gets her doctorate in physical therapy next year.”

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM is a historian with the Air National Guard and principal consultant with the Society of Former FBI Agents oral history program. Her husband, Fred Stielow, is dean of libraries and educational materials for the online American Public University Systems/American Military University. Daughter Debbie Falb ’87 lives in California, and daughter Abigail Benioti lives in Israel with her husband and eight children.

Richard R. Rulon, a founding partner of the business-immigration law firm of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, was recognized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association at its 60th anniversary as one of ten members who contributed significantly to the organization. He has played an active role in shaping federal immigration law. He is a past chairman of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Lawyers Foundation and a former chairman of the Philadelphia chapter.

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Maida Waldner Genser is leading a campaign in South Florida to allow pets in condos. She has amassed more than 7,600 signatures and is trying to produce a bill, like the one in California, that allows people in condos to have a least one pet. Visit her Web site at www.petsincondos.org.

Allan M. Gittleman writes: “Ellen and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in May. We won the mixed golf championship in our division at Potowomut (R.I.) Country Club in September. I still keep my hand in the investment game as vice president of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.”


Allen Ward writes: “From Aug. 11 to 15 I joined classmate Roger W. DuBrock and about a hundred other people in celebrating the completion of an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly straw-bale vacation home that he designed and built with the help of family and friends in the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park in Alaska. It took seven hours, the last two over an old railroad bed, to get there from Anchorage, but the good fellowship, intriguing house, and magnificent scenery were worth it.”

From the September / October 2006 Issue

 

Thomas Levin was honored with a 2006 Public Interest Attorney of the Year award by the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (Huntington, N.Y.). Levin is a chair of the municipal law, land use, and environmental compliance group of the Mineola, N.Y.–based law firm of Meyer, Souzzi, English, and Klein.

Lawrence A. Rand writes: “The voters in Rye Brook, N.Y., reelected their mayor— that would be me—to another two-year term. My two running mates on the slate for village trustee were also elected. This means that my political party, Rye Brook Together (www.ryebrooktogether.org), will occupy all five seats on the village’s board of trustees. The election was never really in doubt; our slate ran unopposed. Either we are doing something right, or else other people are too smart to get involved in local politics. By the way, founding fathers (and mothers) of Rye Brook were clever enough to prohibit national political parties from running candidates for village office.”

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM writes: “Since September I’ve been a historian with the Air National Guard. I continue serving as principal consultant to the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI Oral History Project.”

David Rumsey writes: “I retired from U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a colonel with active duty in Vietnam and Desert Storm. I also retired from the courthouse after twenty-five years as a family law master. I am now working part-time in a private law firm. My wife, Michele, and I are both in good health, enjoying travel, baseball (Orioles and Nationals), walks, and spending time with eight children and eleven grandchildren.”

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Phil Newman writes: “I’m still practicing cardiology full-time in Orange County, Calif. with the same group I’ve been with for the past fourteen years, and I’m still living in Newport Beach, Calif. In September 2004, I had one of the most memorable weeks of my life when I was invited to a teaching hospital in Japan as a visiting lecturer and consultant in cardiology. As I told them, I only hope that I was able to teach them as much about cardiology as they taught me about how to host visitors and treat people. I’d love to hear from classmates and others who were at Brown while I was there.” 

From the November / December 2004 Issue

Lucy Jefferys Greenblatt writes: “I am happily employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Pocopson Home, a long-term care facility. I am also happily active in my church, where I often sing and play guitar.”

A. Thomas Levin writes: “I have completed my term as president of the 73,000-member New York State Bar Association and have returned to full-time practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein in Mineola, N.Y. In August I was elected to the executive committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and also took office as president-elect of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations."

From the September / October 2004 Issue

A. Thomas Levin reports that he completed his term as president of the 72,000-member New York State Bar Association in June. In August he became president-elect of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations. And last May, NYU School of Law named him alumnus of the month.

William Levine (see Jeffrey W. Goodman ’96).

Bob Martin has been appointed to the board of Amedia Networks. He retired as chief technology officer at Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs in September 2003 and has served on a number of panels, including the FCC technological advisory board.

Lawrence Rand won the Rye Brook, N.Y., mayoral election on March 17.

David Westfall has been appointed dean of the college of science at the Univ. of Nevada. In October he begins an eight-week fellowship at Oxford Univ. to discuss higher-education strategies and his studies of neurotransmitters affecting urinary bladder function.

Jo-Anne Palumbo Vaughn reports that over the past forty years she has been a language teacher, counselor, director of a community mental health organization, and a community-liaison officer in U.S. embassies overseas. She has worked in the state department as an evacuation and crisis officer and has trained embassy personnel in crisis management. While her husband, Tony (Yale ’61), was in the foreign service, they spent twenty years overseas, living in Haiti, Germany, and other countries. In Indonesia, in the 1970s, they adopted two daughters, Tonya and Sarinah, who “now live and work in Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively,” Jo-Anne writes. “Andrea, our youngest, is currently in the Peace Corps in Ecuador and will soon return to attend law school. In 2002 we left the Washington, D.C., area and are now semi-retired on the Eastern shore of Maryland. Tony and I are both very busy with several volunteer activities. I have also returned to teaching English as a Second Language at Chesapeake College.”

From the July / August 2004 Issue

Carolyn Gahagan Carroll is celebrating a fortieth wedding anniversary in addition to the 40th reunion. She has lived with her husband, Michael M. Carroll ’65 PhD, the McMurtry Professor of Engineering at Rice Univ., in the Houston area for fifteen years. Their children, Patricia and Timothy, were married in 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they now live. Carolyn and Michael regret not being able to attend reunion festivities, but they were in Ireland, where Michael is on a visitor’s fellowship at the National Univ. of Ireland, Galway.

Larry Kerson writes: “Because our family (Toba Schwaber Kerson and Jennie Kerson ’00) has to be early for everything, and we believed Parisians like to start on time, we were the first to arrive at our table at a large communal Passover Seder in Paris at le Pavillon Dauphine on the edge of Bois de Boulogne. As the remaining people sat down, we began introducing ourselves. Except for two genuine Parisians, the rest of us soon realized we were the ‘American table’ among more than thirty tables. Without any prior arrangement, it turned out that four of the nine people at the table were Brown grads, and two of us were classmates planning to return to Brown for our 40th reunion. At the table, in addition to our family and two Parisians, were Lisa and Joel Cassel ’62 and Isabel and David Brodsky. We all marveled at the remote odds of our meeting. Unspoken was the sense that a ‘higher authority’ or perhaps Josiah Carberry had orchestrated the scenario.”

David Lovenheim writes: “Since 2002 I have served as group chief executive of WR2 Companies, based in Indianapolis and in Glasgow, Scotland. WR2, which Bobbi and I helped found in 1993, builds non-incineration environmental equipment for safe disposal and recycling of biological and biohazardous waste. Between 1979 and 2002 I was a partner of a New York State law firm, Harris Beach, in Rochester, N.Y. Also, for the past three years, and after a long absence from Brown, I have enjoyed serving as director of a promising Rhode Island company, FarSounder Inc. of Providence. Founded by two top ocean-acoustics experts from URI, FarSounder has developed affordable, real-time, forward-looking sonar for maritime vessels of all kinds. Seeing David and Toby Parker London ’65 and Lynne and Alan Brenner on trips east for board meetings has been a special treat.”

From the May / June 2004 Issue

The 1964 Reunion Committee reports: “Our reunion plans are complete, and we hope to see you back at Brown on May 28–31! Join fellow classmates for a great reunion weekend. Please make your reservations now. You can register online at alumni.brown.edu. Any questions? Call or e-mail reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947 or reunions@brown. edu.”

Jeffrey L. Ballon writes that he has been appointed to the City of Huntsville’s human rights commission. He received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion a few years ago. He also had lunch in Ashville, N.C., with Tom Sanders, a member of the religious studies faculty at Brown in the ’60s.

Earl Bradley (see Carolyn Adams Bradley ’46).

JoAnne Rabold Connell ’64 (see Kristen Connell ’93).

From the March / April 2004 Issue

The 1964 reunion committee reports: Our reunion plans are complete, and we hope to see you back at Brown on May 28–31! Join fellow classmates for a great reunion weekend. Registration information will arrive soon, so please make your reservation early. Register online at alumni.brown.edu and address any questions to reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947 or reunions@brown.edu.

Robert Case Liotta writes: “With my older son Ben ’07 at Brown, I now have the pleasure to be reinvolved with an institution I have always loved and an excuse to visit the campus without feeling like someone trying to relive his past. My wife, Barbara, and I spent part of our 20th anniversary at Parents’ Weekend, and it was great. Now I hope to kindle the same interest in my 16-year-old son, Joey, who decided Brown was ‘cool’ after a weekend visit with his brother.”

David London (see David Parker ’69).

Charlotte Shoemaker writes: “I’m living in Berkeley and doing well these days, having just walked through the fire. My beloved partner, David Kibbey, died nearly three years ago of cancer. Now I am coming out the other side, a new, stronger me. I’m a curator of dance films for San Francisco Performances, which entails tracking down films from around the world and then presenting them here. I get to see an enormous amount of fabulous dance in addition to all that I see on stage.”

From the January / February 2004 Issue

Class president Joe Green reports: “The countdown has started for reunion weekend, May 28–31. Your class reunion committee is planning a great reunion and there is still time to become involved. If you would like to become actively involved in the reunion planning, please contact me or Larry Kerson. Mark your calendars; your registration information will arrive in the spring.”

Lee Eliot Berk plans to announce his retirement as president of Berklee College of Music following the 2004 spring commencement. He is the second generation of the family to lead the college, which was founded by his father, Lawrence Berk, in 1945. Lee was appointed president in 1979. He and his wife, Susan, are retiring to Santa Fe, N.Mex.

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Robert Falb, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, has been named vice chair of the Shakespeare Theatre board of trustees. The theater is a major cultural institution in the Washington area.

A. Thomas Levin began his term as president of the New York State Bar Association in June.

Judith Wilkenfeld was awarded the C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award from the American Lung Association. Judith administered the Federal Trade Commission’s Tobacco Program and served as Special Advisor for Tobacco Policy at the Food and Drug Administration.

From the March / April 2003 Issue

Walter Ingram, of Bellingham, Wash., writes: “I’m still in the salmon business, but also spend half the year cruising on our catamaran. We are sailing throughout the Mediterranean as I write this.”

From the July / August 2002 Issue

David Farley writes: "I retired from Fleet Financial Group three years ago. I currently volunteer as a track and cross-country coach at Brown. My wife, Patricia '01 R.U.E., graduated from Brown magna cum laude in anthropology/archaeology!"

Richard Jones wrote in February: "I'm still professor of computer science at Western Connecticut State University. My fifth book was published by Prentice-Hall a couple of years ago. My wife, Wendy, is the tax collector in our town, Bridgewater, Conn. Daughter Karen is a medical student at Georgetown. Son Ed graduates in June from the University of Connecticut with a master's degree in mechanical engineering."

Peter Stergios has joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder. He will focus on labor law.

From the May / June 2002 Issue

JoAnne Rabold Connell (see Torri Connell Horovitz '90).

Madeline Ehrman '65 A.M. writes that she recently returned from three weeks in Turkey, where she delivered a plenary address to the Turkish English Language Teachers Association's annual meeting. She led workshops and gave lectures on cognitive styles and language learning autonomy at universities around Turkey. The trip was sponsored by the State Department's public diplomacy program.

A. Thomas Levin, director of the Mineola, N.Y., law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein has been named president-elect of the New York State Bar Association. He will become state bar president in June 2003.

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Joyce Leffler Eldridge writes that her daughter, Nicole, married Jeff Marcus of Miami in August. “Although both the bride and the groom are Yalies,” she reports, “the wedding attracted a sizable contingent of Brunonians to Boston. Sister Robin ’01 was the maid of honor and gave an eloquent toast, while bridesmaid

Sarah Grabel ’95 painted the wedding program cover. My classmates came from both coasts: Dorothy Sherman Berman, Judith Skeist Goodman, Judy

Seidel Jacobson, and Toby Levenson Sherwood. Other Brown guests included uncle Stuart Leffler ’69, Alex Jacobson ’93, Sarah Goodman ’96, and Max Minzner ’96.”

Ben King (see Jennifer King ’96).

From the September / October Issue

Michael Diamond’s litigation firm, Diamond & Ostrow, has been acquired by the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Diamond & Ostrow focuses on securities and general corporate litigation; its clients include PaineWebber, General Electric, and Revlon.

Alan Sondheim ’69 A.M. teaches Bloom-field College’s weekend course on Internet culture and community, according to the Glen Ridge (N.J.) Voice. The course examines the psychological, political, historical, scientific, and creative implications of the Internet. Alan is also the virtual writer-in-residence for the Trace Writing Community at Nottingham Trent University in England and has taught at the University of Texas and UCLA.

From the July / August 2000 Issue

The Orange County Bar Association awarded Lee Bennett the William Trickel Jr. Professionalism Award. A shareholder with the firm of Gray, Harris & Robinson, Lee is former president of the Orange County Bar Association and currently serves as its delegate to the American Bar Association.

Jerry Dubnoff (see Mark Dubnoff ’91).

Michael Kupersmith (see Samuel Press ’76).

Elizabeth Kline Landers, of Sausalito, Calif., writes: "In February I joined Citigroup in the Citibank Financial Center in Mill Valley, Calif. I’m a CitiBusiness manager working with businesses in Marin County on loans, investments, retirement plans, insurance, and the whole spectrum of financial services."

From the May / June 2000 Issue

Cheryl Laney, widow of David Laney (see Obituaries) writes that memorial donations may be made in her husband’s name to the Haddonfield Foundation, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033 (Attn: William Reynolds).

David Feinstein writes: "It is never too late." He and his wife, Wei Pan (Beijing University of Science and Technology ’89, University of Alabama ’99 M.S.), announce the birth of Joseph Pan Feinstein, on Dec. 27. Joey joins brothers Dan (Colgate ’89, University of Alabama ’94 L.L.D.), Doug ’91 (University of South Alabama ’98 M.D.), and Joel (Washington University ’99). David has worked since 1980 at the University of South Alabama, where he is dean of the school of computer and information sciences. "Y’all come and visit," he writes.

A. Thomas Levin, of Rockville Centre, N.Y., writes: "I have been re-elected to a third term as vice president of the New York State Bar Association."

From the March / April 2000 Issue

Bob Dickman, of Newton, Mass., writes: “My son, Jesse ’95, and his wife, Caren Exelbert ’96, are fourth-year medical students who worked for a month at Tufts, where I am chief of family medicine. We have reconnected with classmates Dave Garbus and Geoff Sherwood and would love to hear from others. We moved from Israel in Sept. 1998, and while nothing compares to Jerusalem, Newton is a close second. Starting family medicine in a Boston academic health center is a real challenge; I am certainly not bored. Our two other sons are doing well in San Francisco and New York City.”

John S. Haskell, a.k.a. Dr. Revenue, has published Profit Rx, in which he prescribes “medication” to ensure a profitable business. The book guides companies through the marketing and sales-development process. The reader can also receive interactive support at the book’s Web site (www.profitrx.com).

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Lee I. Cherney writes: "After an absence of twenty-three years, during which we lived in North Carolina, Florida, and Illinois, I find myself back in Columbus, Ohio, where I am manager of organic operations at GFS Chemicals."

JoAnne Rabold Connell (see Torri Connell Horovitz '90).

Jonathan A. Small will become executive director and president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York in April. He has served on its board, as well as on the boards of Brearley School and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has also chaired the New York State Bar Association's tax-exempt organizations committee and has been active in the Nonprofit Forum and the Practicing Law Institute. He has been an attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton since 1969 and a partner there since 1976. He lives in New York City with his wife, Cornelia, and daughters Anne and Kate.

From the September / October 1999 Issue

Ann W. Acheson writes: "For the past several years I've been pursuing a somewhat 'mixed' career path, combining my long-term experience in mental health with my graduate degree in anthropology. This has included a return to teaching anthropology part-time at the University of Maine. Concurrently, I held a part-time temporary position on a research project at the Office of Substance Abuse in Augusta, Maine, followed by a part-time position in the crisis program at Community Health and Counseling Services in Bangor, Maine, where I was involved in policy writing, setting up data-collection and quality-improvement systems, data analysis, and report writing. In May I left that job for a full-time 'soft money' position at the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy at the University of Maine. I am field coordinator for a large longitudinal survey research project focusing on children's health (especially mental health) and service needs. My husband, Jim (University of Rochester '70 Ph.D.), continues with his joint appointment as professor of anthropology and marine sciences at the University of Maine. Daughters Liz (Vassar '96) and Kate '97 had three-month international adventures this summer. Liz left for Guatemala in July and Kate went to Turkey in June. Son Dan '01, a cognitive neuroscience concentrator, is in the Brown Derbies and the Rugby Club. He appeared in Brown's production of Sweeney Todd his freshman year and in the Ocean State Lyric Opera's production of Rigoletto last fall. He has been invited to participate in the lyric opera's production of La Bohème this fall. He spent the summer in Providence as an intern in Brown's sleep lab at Butler Hospital. I am also stepmother to four lovely young adults - Helen Rich, Julianna Acheson-Field, James Acheson Jr., and Marion Arris - and 'grandma' to their eleven children, ranging in age from newborn to 11. Life is never dull!"

Michael S. Kupersmith was retained by the Vermont General Assembly for a third six-year term as district judge. He writes: "Over the past twelve years, I have been assigned to civil, family, and criminal dockets in the northwestern quadrant of Vermont. The work still intrigues. Just when I think I have seen it all, a new variation appears. I must say that family court work is becoming more difficult for me, as well as for most of my colleagues, as people turn more and more to the courts to micromanage the lives they cannot control themselves. I see Dean Pineles '65, a fellow district judge, regularly and share news of Brown fortunes and/or misfortunes. Helen Wagner '80 does a creditable job as Vermont's director of judicial operations."

Wendy Herlihy Raskind, of Seattle, writes: "My husband, Murray, is professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington, chief of psychiatry at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, and director of the Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center. His research focuses on aging, Alzheimer's disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many years ago I left my job as a computer programmer and enrolled in an M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. In my current capacity as associate professor of medicine, I research medical genetic disorders as diverse as learning disabilities and bone tumors. Our eldest son, Daniel (Brandeis '91, Chicago Medical School '95), is an internist at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. Son Peter '95 is a chef in Seattle and is taking classes with a plan to apply to graduate school in geology. The youngest, Lily (RISD '98), moved to New York to make her way as a textile artist. We enjoyed our visits to Providence during the seven years when our Brown/RISD children were in college. We regret that we weren't able to come to the reunion - three research grants were due between May and July."

From the May / June 1999 Issue

John Hartman attended a reunion of U.S. Marine Corps pilots and crew members at which the memory of Mike Carley '62 was honored. Mike was killed in action in 1967 while co-piloting a helicopter in Vietnam .

Kitt Johnson achieved his goal of early retirement from the Arthur D. Little international consulting company, where he was a vice president. He plans to focus on civic activities for the next few years. He is a member of the Edgartown finance committee on Martha's Vineyard and the board of governors of the Cape Light Compact, one of the new electric utilities set up in response to utility deregulation. Kitt and his wife, Judith Humphrey Johnson '66, moved from Lexington, Mass., to Spy Pond in Arlington, Mass., to facilitate Judy's continuation of her part-time health-law practice in Boston. Kitt writes: "One of my two daughters described it as going from twelve closets to three." Kitt spends most of his time at their Chappaquiddick residence. He encourages friends to contact him.

Major General William B. Lynch was recently nominated to serve on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge's cabinet as adjutant general. He will oversee one of the largest U.S. National Guard and veterans' programs in the nation. A command pilot, he flew 100 unarmed combat reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam.

Carl Schulkin (see Daryl Twitchell '93).

Alan L. Stanzler was elected to the board of trustees of Emerson College. He is a partner in the Boston law firm Maselan, Jones & Stanzler, specializing in corporate finance and international business law.

From the March / April 1999 Issue

Remember the excitement when you first walked onto campus as an incoming freshman? Relive that experience when you return for your 35th reunion on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31. Joe Green, Larry Kerson, and Mark Shapiro, your reunion cochairs, have a weekend of activities planned. A reunion packet with all the details and registration materials you need is headed your way. Please call reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947 with any questions.

Carolyn Gahagan Carroll writes: "As our class celebrates its 35th anniversary, I celebrate thirty-five years of marriage to Michael M. Carroll '65 Ph.D. He and I have lived in a suburb of Houston for ten years, after twenty-three years in Berkeley, Calif. Mike is back to teaching and research as the McMurtry Professor of Engineering at Rice University, after ten years as dean of engineering. I am again doing artwork in a downtown studio in Houston. Our two children, Patricia and Tim, are live and work in the San Francisco East Bay area. Mike and I hope to travel more now to see the kids and our families in New York and Ireland."

Mara Gailitis Koppel has published Women of the Pits, the stories of fifteen women in the futures industry, including the first woman in the world to trade in a pit and the only African-American pit trader. Mara, a painter, runs a gallery in Chicago, where she lives with her trader/writer husband and two children. She is at work on her next book.

John Ogden received an honorary doctorate from the University of North London on Dec. 3, becoming only the second American to receive an honorary degree from the British university. John oversees eighteen study-abroad programs and international exchanges at SUNY-Cortland, including a unique program allowing Cortland students to do their student teaching in London. John was previously a Fulbright lecturer at Omar Bongo University in Gabon and taught at the University of Michigan in Flint, where he chaired the foreign language department.

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Bruce W. Bean writes: "In June, after three and a half years in Moscow as managing partner of the Coudert Brothers office, I joined Clifford Chance, the largest law firm in Moscow. I am responsible for corporate and commercial matters, principally in-bound investments by multinationals. Clifford Chance is currently an English firm, but I will endeavor to make it more American. I continue to enjoy my quasi-political role as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. All that work in professor Elliot Goodman's Poli Sci 101 and 106 is finally paying off. The family loves it here. Austin graduates from high school in 2000; Ashley insists she will stay through graduation in 2002. Then perhaps we shall consider returning to the U.S."

Madeline Ehrman, Arlington, Va., has just published Interpersonal Dynamics in Second Language Education: The Visible and Invisible Classroom (Sage Publications). She is the director of research, evaluation, and development at the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute, where she oversees language-proficiency testing, staff development, institutional research, and learning-style consultations for students of sixty foreign languages.

Allan Gittleman and wife, Ellen, Providence, celebrated a wonderful Newport wedding of daughter Rachel in June. Several Brown alumni attended.

Peter Levin, Chevy Chase, Md., writes: "My son Daniel graduated from Yale in May, following his brother, Jeremy, Yale '96. Alas, I could not persuade either of them to choose Brown. But the truth be told, Yale was a great experience for both boys. Brown will just have to wait until the next generation."

Thomas J. O'Neil III and Judith A. McIntosh O'Neil (see Christie O'Neil Harrison '91).

Allen Ward, Storrs, Conn., retired in June 1997 after twenty-eight years of teaching ancient history, Greek, and Latin at the University of Connecticut, where he continues to teach part-time. He writes: "In July, Prentice Hall published the third edition of A History of the Roman People, which I have extensively revised and expanded since the deaths of Fritz M. Heichelheim and Cedric A. Yeo, who authored the first edition in 1962. A month earlier, while attending the annual meeting of the American Classical League in San Francisco, I met fellow Brunonian and classicist Rod Dashnaw '58, who keeps alive the spirit of Professor John Rowe Workman by teaching Latin in Phoenix. He kindly lent me Professor Robert Scholes's new and provocative book, The Rise and Fall of English, which not only sheds much light on problems in the discipline of English and what to do about them, but ought to be read by anyone interested in the perilous state of the liberal arts in education today. (See "Does English Matter?" in the September/October BAM.) During the next two years, I hope to help restore and renew the classical part of the liberal arts as chairman of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, whose recent efforts have helped fuel the resurgence of Latin and Greek in secondary schools."

From the November / December 1998 Issue

It's that time again - time to join fellow classmates back at Brown. Mark your calendar now for May 28-31, weekend of our 35th reunion. Plans are underway, so look for the fall mailing about reunion weekend and see you in the spring!

From the September / October 1998 Issue

A. Thomas Levin was elected vice president of the New York State Bar Association for the 10th Judicial District, which comprises Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He is head of the government law department of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.

Leona Adler-Sidman Phillips (Stanford '83 Ph.D.) was named a full professor at Springfield College's School of Human Services where she has held a variety of administrative and faculty positions since 1985. She reports that becoming a full professor is almost as exciting as training teachers in South Africa during President Nelson Mandela's first year in office. Leona is on sabbatical during the upcoming year and will use the time to develop an Internet course on survey design. Leona is the daughter of Esther Kuldin Adler '36.

Lawrence A. Rand received his Ph.D. from New York University in May. He qualified for the degree in 1968 but did not resume work on his dissertation until he was readmitted to the N.Y.U. Graduate School of Arts and Science in 1996. Lawrence, a founding partner of Kekst and Co., a New York-based corporate communications and crisis management counseling firm, was reelected chair of the ethics committee of the village of Rye Brook (N.Y.). He was honored earlier this year by the ALS Association with the Jacob Javits Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on behalf of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) patients and their families.

Michael Samuels has published his fifteenth book, Creative Healing (HarperSanFrancisco). Michael writes: "It is about how anyone can use art, writing, music, and dance to heal body and soul. I presented at pediatric grand rounds at Brown last year, and helped with art and healing events in Providence for a conference at Children's Hospital."

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Joyce Leffler Eldridge, West Newton, Mass., has won six national and regional awards since her move to Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. Her awards - from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Educational Press Association, and the Publicity Club of New England - are for publications and media-relations programs she produced. Daughter Nicole graduated from Yale in June 1997, daughter Robin '01 is a first-year student at Brown, and son Ross is a Connecticut College graduate. Joyce's husband, Larry, has begun a "twilight career" as a teacher in the public schools. Joyce enjoys interviewing for BASC.

Michael Lee Gradison, Indianapolis, was honored with a 1998 Jefferson Award for his civic and civil-rights activities. He has been a board member and executive director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union and has served on the boards of the Urban League, Indiana Repertory Theater, Planned Parenthood of Central and Southern Indiana, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis.

Geoffrey W. Torrence's daughter got married last spring. Geoffrey, who has retired from the University of Texas, is a cofounder of a satellite communication research company and is building an astronomical observatory on a mountaintop in New Mexico. "Life is good," he writes from Austin, Tex.

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Steven B. Karch, Berkeley, Calif. published the Drug Abuse Handbook and A Brief History of Cocaine (CRC Press).

A. Thomas Levin, Rockville Centre, N.Y., has been elected vice president of the New York State Bar Association for the tenth judicial district (Nassau and Suffolk counties). He is also serving as a member of the board of the Long Island Community Foundation.

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Steven B. Karch, Berkeley, Calif. published the Drug Abuse Handbook and A Brief History of Cocaine (CRC Press).

A. Thomas Levin, Rockville Centre, N.Y., has been elected vice president of the New York State Bar Association for the tenth judicial district (Nassau and Suffolk counties). He is also serving as a member of the board of the Long Island Community Foundation.

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Martha Curit Hough has been named director of development for the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, R.I. Previously she was development director at the Lincoln School in Providence. Martha is married and has three children.

 

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