Class of 1966

Send your news to class cosecretary Jaclynne Horn Laxon or directly to the BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu.

May, 2018

James H. Zimmerman Jr. continues to serve as country specialist, China, to Amnesty International. He returned from testimony in Memphis for the China Democracy party. He attends many local Brown events and hopes to see more classmates.

May, 2018

Thomas Grady retired from surgery practice and is settling into full-time grandparenting.

May, 2018

Charles D. Brown writes: “This is the second year of the Blessing in a Backpack program our church started, which feeds 200 students at a local elementary school in Syracuse, New York. We hope to add more kids next year.”

Apr, 2018

Gene Newman, Gil Messing ’63, Rene Murai ’66, and Dean Vegosen ’65 met for a round of golf at Miami Beach Golf Club in Florida. Gene writes: “Great weather, some good shots, and some poor ones. Fun, enjoyment, peace, nature topped off with KE brotherhood. What could be better?”

Apr, 2018

Bernard Robinowitz ’66 writes: “I had the pleasure of seeing my first Brown men’s soccer game in 50 years. Brown bested Univ. of Tulsa, 2–1. What fun! I was surprised at the amount of head trauma in the game. I am writing to suggest that our school needs to change soccer and football to protect our students’ brains. I am starting my 43rd year practicing dermatology in Tulsa, and my brain is still working.”

Jan, 2018

Michael Levy writes: “I’ve started slowing down; I’ve entered semi-retirement. The Department of Justice has now offered a phased retirement program under which I work half the time, collect half of my salary and half of my pension. I’m obligated to spend at least 20 percent of my time teaching and mentoring. In my case, that will be my expertise in cybercrime and gathering electronic evidence. (A strange expertise for someone who almost failed Applied Math 101 in the fall of 1965). Cutting back my work time allows me to explore what I want to do in the next phase of my adolescence, while still having an anchor at work.”

Jan, 2018

Bernard Robinowitz ’66 writes: “I had the pleasure of seeing my first Brown men’s soccer game in 50 years. Brown bested Univ. of Tulsa 2 to 1—what fun. I was surprised atthe amount of head trauma in the game. I am writing to suggest that our school needs to change soccer and football to protect our students’ brains. I am starting my 43rd year practicing dermatology in Tulsa, and my brain is still working.”

 

From the November/December 2017 Issue

Cliff LePage Jr. writes: “Still working on an exit plan from a 48-year law practice, staggering through some 5ks, watching a lot of Division 1 men’s hoops and lacrosse as well as grandkids’ soccer, hoops, lacrosse, and performing arts. The 50th in May 2016 was terrific, especially the stroll down College Hill with various classmates.”

From the September/October 2017 Issue

Send your news to class cosecretary Jaclynne Horn Laxon or directly to the BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu.

Robert DeLuca published a memoir about his time as an NROTC student at Brown titled Beatles, Books, Bombs, and Beyond. He tells his story in parallel to two of his friends and fellow soldiers as they studied, enjoyed life, and matured at Brown before marrying, having families, and going off to war in Southeast Asia. The book is available on Amazon.

Robert Hall writes: “My wife and I are spending half the year at Amelia Island, Florida. Thanks to technology and a strong staff at home in Barrington, Rhode Island, I can easily conduct my investment adviser practice. For the other six months, I am fortunate that our daughter and her two teenage boys live nearby and that I can continue to be proactive at Brown, where I am president of both Friends of Brown Baseball and Friends of Brown Squash, as well as chairman of Friends of Brown Football. I also completed my 20th interview/evaluation of perspective Brown students. I was honored to have been asked by our athletic director to throw out the ceremonial first ball at our new baseball facility, now the best in the Ivy League. In case of an injured shoulder, I had asked Manny Menezes ’64 to be on standby if I needed assistance, but am pleased to report none was needed.”

From the July/August 2017 Issue

Send your news to class co-secretary Jaclynne Horn Laxon or directly to the BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu 

From the May/June 2017 Issue

Send your news to class co-secretary Jaclynne Horn Laxon or directly to the BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu

From the March/April 2017 Issue

After many years enjoying teaching middle school art and English at the International School of Belgrade in Serbia, Anne Goslee-Jovovic has now scaled back to two afternoon art classes per week. She and her husband continue to spend summers in Connecticut, visited often by their two children and five grandchildren.

Margaret Stackpole writes: “Sorry to miss the 50th reunion. I was in the midst of moving to a new home in the Blue Ridge of Virginia. We love it!”

Drew R. Weinlandt writes: “I am still teaching part-time as adjunct professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, and also tutoring privately for standardized exams and general writing skills. I continue to recommend Brown to many young people with whom I interact. I’m spending more time these days at our condo in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the beautiful Berkshires, and also traveling, this past summer to Ireland and Scotland.”

David J. Wyler writes: “On the occasion of our 50th reunion, I moved to Providence and am now an adjunct professor at the Brown Medical School. It’s great to be back!”

From the January/February 2017 Issue

Paul F. Kelly received an honorary Doctor of Public Administration degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in June. Paul served on the MMA board of trustees for 10 years, including two as chairman. A decorated U.S. Marine Corps officer, Paul later retired as assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service White House Division. 

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Class president Pat Gasbarro reports: “The 50th reunion was a great success. We had a record attendance of 200 classmates plus 100 guests, with many first-time reunion attendees and several traveling from foreign countries. (The list of attendees can be viewed at our class website: http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1966/ ). It was great to connect with classmates and renew friendships and share memories, and the weather was perfect. At our Friday dinner, Vin Buonanno and John Delehanty of our gift committee presented our $500,000 class gift to President Paxson. It exceeded our target, and total comprehensive giving since our last reunion topped $7,000,000. Campus Dance was its usual festive and crowded affair. On Saturday, we had good turnouts for both the traditional Pembroke luncheon and our new Brown luncheon. At Saturday night’s class meeting and dinner, we elected officers: Pat Gasbarro, president; Maureen Levy Krasnow and Judy Nelson Griemsmann, co–vice presidents; Dick Ballou, treasurer; Ginny Chappell and Jacki Horn Laxon, co-secretaries. Sunday morning saw a large contingent of classmates take the spirited and emotional march down College Hill, cheered loudly as they passed by the younger graduates. Photos of the weekend can be viewed on our class website.”

From the March/April 2016 Issue

Phyllis Kollmer Santry writes: “Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, was Josiah S. Carberry Day. I attended a meeting of the Friends of Josiah (FOJ), who meet on campus every Friday the 13th. Professor Peter H. Schultz gave a riveting talk at the Rockefeller Library titled ‘From My Little Red Flyer to a Rendezvous with a Comet; Journeys with Carberry.’ I saw old friends Nancy Cassidy ’73, Jeffrey Schreck ’73, and Santina Siena ’73 later at dinner at the Faculty Club. Alas, Professor Carberry was unable to attend. Professor Carberry was introduced to the Brown faculty by Chet Worthington ’23, whose daughter, Connie Worthington ’68, manages FOJ. She and her husband, Terry Tullis, just missed Professor Carberry at a book signing in London, U.K.”

From the January/February 2016 Issue

M. Charles Bakst (see John Monaghan ’55). 

From the November/December 2015 Issue

John Cross ’68 AM writes: “I’ve started a new career. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser named me to her Education Licensure Commission on July 30. The commission regulates and licenses post-secondary educational institutions in the District.”

Robert Epstein (see Laura Epstein Flink ’04 and Sara Epstein ’08).

Daniel Sullivan became a professor emeritus of radiology at Duke in June. He remains active in research projects at Duke and in several professional organization activities. He writes: “It’s also great to have more time for other interests, including spending more time with three grandsons here in Chapel Hill, and visiting my son Todd ’97, daughter-in-law Elena Ritchie ’98, and their two children in Los Angeles. In June I was also very pleased and honored to receive a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from my medical school, the Univ. of Vermont.”

From the September/October 2015 Issue

William Powers Jr. was married to Janet Glassmacher May 9. His mother, Dorothy Paw Powers ’40, and son, William Powers III ’93, attended the wedding.

Phyllis Kollmer Santry went to Cuba in February.

From the May/June 2015 Issue

 

John M. Cross ’68 AM writes: “I was part of the election campaign of Muriel Bowser, the new mayor of Washington, D.C., for the past two years. What started as ‘we’ll do what we can to help’ turned into a full-time volunteer job, doing everything from data entry to standing outside subway stations at 6:30 a.m. encouraging votes for Muriel. We worked hard to win the primary last April and then began the push for the general election in November. I wrote articles and memos, gathered more data, worked on campaign finance reports, knocked on doors, and served as cochair for Ward 6 (Capitol Hill, our neighborhood). The end result was a pleasant 55 percent victory. Then it was time to work on the transition before the inauguration. I ran into several Brown grads during the election: Elissa Silverman ’95, who was elected to City Council at large; Edward Smith ’02, who ran for Attorney General; Jennifer Niles ’88, Deputy Mayor for Education; and Barry Kreiswirth ’91, who was part of the transition team and remains in the administration.”

David Houghton writes: “Always the late bloomer, I won the Massachusetts State Senior Amateur Championship in September played at the Oyster Harbors Club on Cape Cod. This golf tournament has been held annually since 1961 for golfers 55 and over. Always nice to whoop the youngsters! Looking forward to the 50th.”

From the March/April 2015 Issue

 

Class president Pat Gasbarro reports that ten classmates from Alpha Delta Phi and three from Sigma Nu met for dinner in New York City on Oct. 8. In attendance were Carl Asher (who arranged the meet-up), Charlie Allison, Vin Buonanno, Dave Elton, Gary Friedman, Mark Garrison, Pat, Eric Kampmann, John Kenfield, Sandy Kritzalis, Willie McNickle, Chip Quinn, and Alex Smith. Some had not seen each other since graduation, and all enjoyed an evening of renewing acquaintances and reminiscing fondly about undergraduate days. Pat encourages classmates to reach out to each other in anticipation of the 50th reunion (May 27–29, 2016). To help plan or contact classmates for the 50th, contact Pat.

David Beckman met Bob Waxler in New York City. They hadn't seen each other in more than 45 years. David writes: “It was our own exceptionally satisfying reunion.”

Robert G. Bruce lives and works in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. He has a daughter and three grandchildren living in Connecticut and a son, who just had a baby boy, living nearby.

J. Philip Jones published his latest novel, Long After the War, a story about the Vietnam generation (Createspace). He writes under the pen name J. P. Jones.

Cliff LePage is still practicing law part-time in Reading, Pa. He continues to run 5Ks, play bridge, and attend D1 college basketball and lacrosse games—several March Madness contests and the lacrosse Final Four each year. Cliff is looking forward to the 50th in 2016.

Michael Levy works for the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. In November, he spent a week in Albania working for the departments of justice and state, training Albanian police and prosecutors on gathering electronic evidence.

Gerald Shugrue is still working, skiing, golfing, and playing volleyball.

Robert Waxler’s newest book, The  Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World, was published in September by Bloomsbury. (See Fresh Ink, Arts & Culture)

From the January/February 2015 Issue

Paul F. Kelly was elected constable for the Cape Cod town of Orleans, Mass. The traditional and largely ceremonial position has often been held by former law enforcement officials. Paul retired from the U.S. Secret Service as assistant special agent in charge of the White House division. He continues to serve as chairman emeritus on the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and works with Dr. Paul Ekman conducting workshops on nonverbal communications and facial microexpressions.

From the November/December 2014 Issue

Bob Waxler’s new book, The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World, was published by Bloomsbury in September.

Beverly Heafitz Zweiman writes that her daughter, Jayna Zweiman ’01, married Tim McCann in Calif. Jayna is also the niece of Ina Schwartz Heafitz. Present at the wedding were six members of the class of ’01 and a member of the class of ’97.

From the May/June 2014 Issue

Bob DeLuca published The Perfect Pro Football Coach. Bob writes: “The book deals with head coaching in the National Football League, including a chapter or two involving my adventures and misadventures on the Brown gridiron in the mid 1960s. The book is available at most national booksellers and through I Books/ITunes as an e-book.”

 

From the March/April 2014 Issue

Richard A. Levy retired from 43 years with the federal government, two years of combat infantry in Vietnam, and more than 40 years with the Justice Dept. and the FTC in antitrust. Richard writes: “My Chinese wife, Annie, and I married in 1986. My daughter, Clara ’11, is at Harvard graduate school in her second year teaching biology and researching plant genetics in a PhD program.”

 

From the September/October 2013 Issue

Roger and Diane Wilson Ludin ’67 have both retired but are still active enjoying living on the central coast of California, where they’ve been since 1984.

From the May/June 2013 Issue

Frank Rycyk recently returned from a group trip to Beijing, China, with the Jefferson City (Mo.) Area Chamber of Commerce. While in China, he took a side trip to Shanghai to meet with his cousin, who manages a factory there, and to meet with the president of the Shanghai Rotary Club. 

 

From the May/June 2012 Issue

David Beckman writes: “It’s never too late! After a career in advertising, my first commercial book of poetry is being published by Finishing Line Press. This comes a year after my play Becoming Walt Whitman was produced in Santa Rosa, Calif.”

Emily Moran Meier has launched an extensive publishing project of her fiction titles, including Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery, which was written with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Emily sends greetings from St. Paul and invites fellow alums to learn more about her work at http://emilymeier.com.

From the January/February 2012 Issue

Kathy Lyons DeHaven (see Engagements & Weddings, Julie Lyons '97).

Cliff LePage writes: "I am still practicing law at a small firm in Reading, Pa. I am still running 5Ks and five-milers, albeit much more slowly. I am still married to Eileen. We have three granddaughters, aged 7, 5, and 4. I am still seeing a lot of D1 college hoops, March Madness, and Final Four, as well as college lacrosse and many Phillies games and several plays."

From the November/December 2011 Issue

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently appointed Paul F. Kelly to a second five-year term on the board of trustees at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Originally appointed in 2006 by Governor Mitt Romney, Paul serves as chairman of the board, having previously served as vice chairman, chairman of the finance committee, and trustee.

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Mark Garrison (see Engagements & Weddings, Shannon Price '02).

John Macisco writes that he is out of the hospital and his lymphoma is in remission.

From the May/June 2011 Issue  [45th]

Our 45th reunion kicks off this year with a cocktail reception on Friday, May 27, followed by a Pembroke luncheon on Saturday and the always popular class of 1966 clambake on Saturday night. All are encouraged to march down College Hill with our class on Sunday morning. Please join us for the 45th, and remember to make your hotel reservations early!

Our class is going paperless. Communications about the reunion and registration will be electronic. Be sure that Brown has your current e-mail address. To update your contact information, access your profile at alumni.brown.edu. Our website, which contains photos of past reunions, is alumni.brown.edu/classes/1966/index.html. More information on this year's reunion can be found at alumni.brown.edu/news_events/reunions/45threunion.html

Photos from past reunions or our undergraduate days, current photos of you and your family, and news/bios/blurbs are all welcome. Just e-mail class president Pat Gasbarro with captioning info about your photos so we can post them on our class website. Or you can post yourself on the new Brown University Class of 1966 Facebook page. As always, please be sure to make your 45th reunion gift to the Brown Annual Fund at www.gifts.brown.edu.

Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD, cochair of the 45th Reunion Gift Committee, reports: "In honor of our 45th, please mark this important milestone year with a gift to the Annual Fund. With your help the class of 1966 will surpass its goal of $500,000 and 50 percent class participation. As of today, we are at $198,359 in gifts/pledges with 34 percent participation. We hope you will make your gift by June 30, 2011, and join us over reunion weekend to celebrate the class's success. Please send your gift to: Brown University, Class of 1966, 110 Elm St., Providence 02912, or log on to www.gifts.brown.edu. If you have already made a gift, thank you!"

Charles Homeyer writes that in his retirement he is an assessor for Partners for a Racism-Free Community in Grand Rapids, Mich.; a facilitator for the Heartside Neighborhood Collaboration Project, which brings together a variety of social service agencies; and a weekly volunteer at a clothing bank. He sings in a church choir and works on preserving local lands as open space. He also interviews high school seniors who have applied to Brown.

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Robert W. Johnson retired after 40 years at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Del. Robert was a research fellow in DuPont Titanium Technologies. He is now enjoying taking non-science courses at the Academy of Lifelong Learning; serving at his church in Kennett Square, Pa.; and spending time with his grandchildren.

David A. Rosenfeld continues to practice law full-time on behalf of unions and to teach part-time at Berkeley School of Law. This year the university published a book he wrote along with two others, entitled California Workers' Rights, intended for use by worker advocates.

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Class officer Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD writes: "Save the date for our 45th reunion over Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29! The reunion committee has been planning a memorable weekend. Check out the reunion website, http://alumni.brown.edu/news_events/reunions/. If you plan to join us, book your hotel early and watch your mail for the official invitation. Blurbs and bios are welcome. Also, be sure to make your 45th Reunion gift to the Brown Annual Fund at www.gifts.brown.edu between now and reunion weekend to help us reach our class goal. Can't wait to see everyone in May!"

David Beckman writes that his play, Becoming Walt Whitman, ran for 11 performances in October 2010 at the 6th St. Playhouse, in Santa Rosa, Calif. The play is a coming-of-age story of the young, rough-hewn Walt Whitman contending with family, gender, love, and genius to forge his future as a great poet. Actor Steve North '59 played Walt's father.

Virginia Williams Brady has been afflicted with a version of dementia called Pick's disease and has been in a care facility since February 2010.

Christopher V. Crowe retired last spring after working in the steam turbine business for 42 years. He writes that he is still "working" with the grandkids, gardening, and his antique-auto hobby.

Susan Inglis Seal writes: "Real estate was supposed to be a temporary career with the idea I'd return to urban planning as soon as my younger daughter entered school. Thirty-three interesting and challenging years later, and with four grandchildren under the age of 4, it seemed like the time to enjoy them." Susan and her husband both retired last year, and she is enjoying picking her volunteer work and looking forward to more travel and golf. She says she is grateful for the time to breathe a little slower.

Robert R. Skinner's son, Oramel H. Skinner, was married on Sept. 25 in Tucson, Ariz. Oramel graduated from Harvard Law and works at Ropes & Gray in Boston. Robert teaches math, science, and history to troubled teens at a residential psychiatric treatment center in Indianapolis, doing occasional financial consulting projects and working with mentally retarded young adults in his spare time.

 

From the September/October 2010 Issue

James Murdock recently retired from the mathematics department at Iowa State Univ., where he has worked since 1976. He writes that he still has some research to complete and has become the Nature Conservancy's volunteer coordinator for restoration work at a local state tallgrass prairie preserve.

From the May/June 2010 Issue

J. Philip Jones published his novel, A Witness in Tunis. He taught English for two years in Tunis before writing this novel. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Susan Oxnard Rose writes that she has a great life partner in Newt, who is an environmental consultant, and three wonderful kids. Her oldest, Helen, and her husband, Nick, just had a baby, Henry. Their middle child, Carlos, who's Salvadoran, "keeps us thinking about Latin America and keeps us among the living (he gave me a kidney)." Amelia, her youngest, attends the Univ. of Mary Washington.

From the March/April 2010 Issue

Lucy Bregman is editor of Religion, Death and Dying, a three-volume anthology published in December by Praeger.

Robert Epstein (see Laura Flink Epstein '04).

Eric Gershenson and John Jensen (see Rachel Gershenson '02).

Ron LoLordo left his position as a charter high school director to become an assistant district attorney in Valencia County, N. Mex.

Alex Newton recently transferred from Mali, where he was a USAID mission director, to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he is director of the Rule-of-Law program. He is running the mission's nationwide rule-of-law program providing assistance to Kabul Univ. law faculty and the Shari'a law faculty, as well as to the regional law schools, the supreme court, and more than 1500 judges. He says the best part of the job is the 30-second commute from his 10-foot by 15-foot "hootch" to the office. He says: "I'm enjoying the huge challenge tremendously, despite the separation from the family and the long hours. I bid anyone interested in joining the fray to look me up as opportunities are always popping up."

Meryl Smith Raskin (see Eric Raskin '97).

From the January/February 2010 Issue

Kristie Miller co-edited A Volume of Friendship, the 50-year correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, which will be published by the Univ. of New Mexico Press.

David and Elaine Cesaretti Prior '67 celebrated retirement and defied encroaching old age by riding bicycles 728 miles from Warwick, R.I., to Chapel Hill, N.C.

John Stabb (see Doug Hackett '61).

From the November/December 2009 Issue

Michael L. Levy writes: "On May 22, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed me to serve as the interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The appointment lasts until a presidential appointee is confirmed by the Senate. This is the second time I have had this appointment. In April 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed me, and I served for six months. After nearly 30 years with the Department of Justice, I have decided to seek the presidential appointment this time." Michael also announces the May 14 birth of his first grandchild, Rachel Hannah, daughter of Jon and Kris Levy, as well as the July 23 birth of twins Megan and Benjamin to Michael's daughter Alison and her husband, Bill Bell.

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Jack Staley (see Sarah Staley '03).

From the July/August 2009 Issue

Richard A. Levy is working as a research analyst for the Federal Trade Commission. He is approaching his 40th year of federal government service, including an infantry tour in Vietnam. His daughter, Clara '11, is a biology concentrator.

Rene Murai has his own business boutique law firm in Miami. He writes: "Given the state of the economy, I am now planning to retire in 2025. After visiting my roommate Kent Logan's contemporary art museum next to his home in Vail, I was wondering why I became a lawyer instead of an investment banker."

John Stabb (see Doug Hackett '61).

From the May/June 2009 Issue

Charles Homeyer retired in January after 30 years at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.

From the January/February 2009 Issue

Wendy Knox Bulkowski (see Julia Bulkowski '01).

John Delehanty (see Eric Berson '99).

Claudia Perkins Schechter looks forward to serving on the Pembroke Center Associates Council under the leadership of Phyllis Kollmer Santry.

From the November/December 2008 Issue

J. Gibson Henderson wrote "Blindsided" for the Psychotherapy Networker March/April 2008 issue (www.psychotherapynetworker.com). The article describes his journey to recovery from his 1996 diagnosis of leukemia and spinal cord injury. He is a psychologist, father of Lucas, a pediatrician; Anna, an attorney; Christina, who is 7. He and his wife, Faye, will celebrate their 15th anniversary in December.

From the September/October 2008 Issue

Phyllis Kollmer Santry writes: "On Reunion weekend I had the honor to be appointed chair of the Associates Council of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Serving on the Associates Council with me from our class are Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD, Claudia Perkins Schechter, Leah Sprague, and Bev Heafitz Zweiman. Look for our website: www.pembrokecenter.org. We also have a page on Facebook!"

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Charles F. Homeyer announces his retirement from Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., effective January, 2009. He has been rector for 30 years. He and Sara took their grandson to Costa Rica, where they all rode zip lines through the Cloud Forest.

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Leonard A. Caldwell writes: "Almost retired, but working to bring the first chapter of Cradles to Crayons (www.cradelstocrayons.org) to Philadelphia. C2C is a unique nonprofit model that started in Boston in 2002 and, through existing social service agencies, recycles new and gently used essential items from affluent communities to children in need. We opened our warehouse in June 2007 and have already engaged 1500 volunteers in the work, signed up 70 social service agencies, and served more than 2000 children throughout the Philadelphia area—and it's all free."

From the March/April 2008 Issue

Robbie Dokson (see Laurie Dokson Gaydos '98).

Walter Donway's new book of poetry, Touched By Its Rays, was published in February by the Atlas Society (www.atlassociety.com), a nonprofit publisher located in Washington, D.C. Walter is a lifelong writer and editor who started the journal Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science and edited it for eight years until he retired in 2005 to become a full-time writer and investor. In 1970–71, he worked in the Brown development office as director of foundation fund-raising. He lives in Greenwich Village and in East Hampton, Long Island, with his wife, Robin Shepard. At Brown, he studied poetry with the poet and Blake scholar, S. Foster Damon. Walter has a son, Ethan Donway, who graduated in 2007 from Drew Univ.

Judith Howard Montgomery lives and writes in the high desert of Oregon. Her first poetry chapbook, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her first full-length book, Red Jess, was published in 2006 by Cherry Grove Collections. Her second chapbook, Pulse & Constellation, was a finalist for the Finishing Line Open Chapbook Competition and appeared from that press last summer. She is now working on two new manuscripts thanks to a literary arts fellowship and an Oregon Art Commission Individual Artist fellowship.

Ann Honan Rodrigues (see Leo Kobayashi '94).

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Amy Bernstein Brem (see Marcella Bombardieri ’99).

Frank Ryeyk is helping revitalize the historically black Jefferson City Community Center Association by initiating a speakers’ program and involving his Rotary Club in renovation work.

From the September / October 2007 Issue

Richard Ballou '66 (see Sandra Sundquist Durfee '57).

Robert Dokson writes: "In May my youngest daughter, Jamie Dokson '01, married her long-time beau, Seth Mrozek '01, with whom she has been a couple since their junior year at Brown. The matron of honor was Jamie's oldest sister, Laurie Dokson Gaydos '98, and one of Seth's attendants was Laurie's husband, Christopher Gaydos '96. We are a Brown family through and through. Laurie and Chris are currently expecting the first Dokson grandchild, so perhaps we have a candidate for Brown's class of 2030 or so. As for me, I continue practicing law in Atlanta with a significant amount of my professional time spent as an arbitrator and mediator, primarily in commercial and employment disputes."

Patrick O'Donnell writes: "I returned to Boston in 2006 after a six-year project in the U.S. Virgin Islands and am looking forward to more time with family and friends in the New England area."

Meryl Smith Raskin's first grandchild, Olivia Faith Raskin, was born Dec. 27, 2006, to Eric Raskin '97 and his wife, Robin. Olivia visited Brown for the first time at her father's 10th reunion, where she also met her great-grand-uncle, Bernie Bell '42, and her cousin Jonathan Bell '78.

Daniel Sullivan writes: "After ten years developing and leading the cancer imaging program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), I returned to Duke Univ. in July. Among the many initiatives and activities my program developed with funds from NCI is the American College of Radiology Imaging Network, whose biostatistical center is at Brown, where it is led by Constantine Gatsonis, who was featured on page 15 of the May/June BAM. At Duke I'll be on the executive committee of the Cancer Center, working to integrate novel imaging methods into cancer clinical trials and advising the dean of the medical school on strategic planning for imaging at the Duke Medical Center. I'll also be working part time as science adviser for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), where my charge is to help the RSNA Board develop and implement a strategic plan for quantitative imaging. Cathy and I are excited about returning to the N.C. Research Triangle area and look forward to spending more time with our daughter Erin, our son-in-law Cliff, and three grandsons, who live there as well. Our son Todd Sullivan '97 graduated from the American Film Institute's graduate program in June. He and his wife, Elena Ritchie '98, continue to live and work in Los Angeles."

From the July / August 2007 Issue

Charles Homeyer writes: “In Feb., the Grands Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism awarded me their annual Ecumenical Service Award for an individual.”

From the May / June 2007 Issue

Richard Hiller (see Oliver Hurst-Hiller ’98).

Rene Murai (see Oliver Hurst-Hiller ’98).

David A. Rosenfeld writes: “My last visit to Providence since graduation was to take my two daughters on tours of Brown hoping that one would choose Brown. After graduation I taught school for four years, and then somewhat out of necessity I attended law school. I graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California in 1973, where I met my wife, Shirley Woo, also a lawyer. Our daughters unfortunately chose other schools: Miriam is at Swarthmore, class of 2006, and Katherine is at Yale, class of 2010. Since graduating from Boalt, I have been practicing labor law on behalf of unions and workers, and our law firm is the largest union side law firm on the West Coast—Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, located in Alameda, California. I have had an incredibly varied practice handling arbitrations, administrative matters, negotiations, litigation, and over 100 appellate cases, including cases in the California and United States Supreme Court. I have also started a second job teaching at Boalt where I am now teaching the basic labor law class. I am one of those lawyers who is thrilled to be able to use the law to advance progressive causes. I am still pleased to see that there is a strong force of social and political progressive activity at Brown.”

Michael Targoff (see Oliver Hurst-Hiller ’98).

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Margie Satinsky, president of Satinsky Consulting, LLC, in Durham, N.C., is the author of a new book, Medical Practice Management in the 21st Century: The Handbook, to be published by Radcliffe Medical Ltd. in February. Margie is also a docent at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and a yoga instructor.

Jim Tatman writes: “I sold my home in Southern California last year and bought a beautiful new home in Tucson, Ariz., on an acre of land. I just finished putting in the pool and spa, did land-
scaping, and love living in the Southwest. I am mostly retired but spend a lot of my time trading stocks online and still going to the gym four or five times a week. I also enjoy working outdoors and spending time with my chocolate cocker spaniel, Dylan (named after Bob).”

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Reunion ’06 weekend is almost here—May 26– 28. Return to campus to renew ties with old friends. Start with Campus Dance and finish the weekend by passing once again through the Van Wickle Gates. Visit the reunion Web site for complete details: http://alumni.brown.edu/news_events/reunions.

From the March / April 2005 Issue

Carlton R. Asher, Jr., was appointed to the board of contributing legal editors of Securities Litigation Commentator, a publication covering case law of brokerage house disputes.

John G. Butcher has published The Closing of the Frontier: A History of the Marine Fisheries of Southeast Asia, c.1850–2000 (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and KITLV Press).

Joe Griesedieck writes: “After nearly two decades with Spencer Stuart, the executive search firm, including two terms as worldwide CEO, I joined Korn Ferry International, the leading global executive search firm, as vice chairman, with responsibility for the firm’s CEO recruiting practice. I continue to be based in San Francisco.”

From the November / December 2004 Issue

Drew R. Weinlandt writes: “I taught English at Garden City High School, N.Y., from 1970 to 2001, when I retired. During those years I wrote a tremendous number of letters of recommendation to Brown on behalf of my students. In 1999 I received two teaching awards on the New York State level. Last May, as a member of the Nassau Community College honors program faculty, I won an Excellence in Teaching award, of which I am also quite proud.” In addition to these awards, Drew frequently earned the Favorite Teacher award at Garden City High School and was listed several times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Wendy Knox Bulkowski writes that she is teaching English at Shoin Women’s University in Kobe, Japan, on a two-year contract ending in March 2005: “Very different from teaching ESL back in Delaware. I’m enjoying the punctual trains, festivals and live jazz. My children, Brian ’89 and Julia ’01, are living together in Palo Alto, Calif. He is a software engineer and musician, and she is an elementary teacher working with NASA to develop science lessons based on space experiments.”

From the July / August 2004 Issue

John Cross ’68 AM writes that he has rejoined the workforce after three years of semiretirement and caring for of his life partner, Benjamin Diamond (Harvard ’74), who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage nearly two years ago. “I decided to try something completely different,” he writes. “I’ve moved into the business of managing a small homeo-

pathic pharmaceutical distributor, Dovetail Technologies, where I am chief operating officer. I get to manage the office, the cash flow, the vendors, the marketing, and the general operations. One day we will be profitable. It’s a far cry from the U.S. Senate, TV reporting, GE Capital, and running the American subsidiary of an Australian communications company, and it’s long hours. But right now it beats working—in some ways it even beats worldwide traveling. We’ve done a lot of that this year while Ben got on the road to wellness.”

From the May / June 2004 Issue

David Beckman and his wife, Sharon, moved from New York City to northern California. David is working on a novel. Sharon is involved with Canine Companions for Independence, which breeds, raises, and provides service dogs.

Neil Markson and Miriam Grace Silverman (see Karen Grace ’94).

From the January / February 2004 Issue

Marjorie A. Satinsky writes that she has established Satinsky Consulting, specializing in the management of medical practices. She also writes regularly for the North Carolina Medical Board newsletter. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

Peter Sohn (see Amy Sohn ’95).

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Lydia Briggs Petty, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., announces her marriage on May 3 to Barrett Reed Petty in Greenwich, Conn.

Martha Cornog and Leigh Dickerson Davidson ’68 have published The Big Book of Masturbation (Down There Press). Martha was the author and Leigh served as editor. They write: “Both of us credit much of our intellectual curiosity to our shared linguistics background at Brown.”

From the September / October 2002 Issue

John Keedy '72 M.A.T. writes that he was promoted to full professor at the University of Louisville in the field of education administration. He is the author of more than fifty articles and was previously a principal and an assistant superintendent. He is married to Cathy Meine and has a 12-year-old daughter, Emily, who would like to attend Brown.

From the July / August 2002 Issue

The Rev. Charles Homeyer writes: "I am now cochair of Faith in Motion, a religious coalition dedicated to improving public transportation in Grand Rapids, Mich., and remain chair of the Total Ministry Committee of our Episcopal diocese, developing alternative models of parish ministry."

Ronald V. LoLordo writes: "After thirty-two years in the practice of law in New Jersey and California, I retired to pursue a lifelong dream. I'm now a special education teacher at a charter high school in Santa Fe, N.Mex."

Frank Rycyk writes that he appears regularly on two cable-access television shows in Jefferson City, Mo. He recently filed as a candidate for state representative.

Penny Whorton Wells was named the Ohio VFW Teacher of the Year for Citizenship Education. The VFW recognized her for promoting citizenship education in the classroom.

Carlyle Thayer writes that he returned to Australia in January after completing a three-year contract with the U.S. Defense Department at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. He is concurrently professor of politics at the Australian Defence Force Academy and on-site coordinator for the College of Defence and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence College.

Ricker Winsor writes that he will be teaching painting next year at the American International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His Web site is www.rickerwinsor.com.

From the May / June 2002 Issue

Paul Kelly writes: "I spent most of January on a temporary assignment at our embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. As a former Marine, I was particularly moved by the dedication of the Marines protecting the embassy. Now that I'm back, I hope to get involved with the Brown Club of Cape Cod!"

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Robert F. Hall was admitted into the Worcester Academy Hall of Fame on May 6. He played for two years with the Minnesota Vikings. After his football career he joined the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank and later founded the Providence Group Investment Advisory Co. He has served on the academy’s board of trustees.

Robert Welch, who was vice president and academic dean at Goucher College in Baltimore, became the school’s acting president on Aug. 1.

From the September / October 2000 Issue

Carlton R. Asher Jr. writes: "I have practiced law in New York City for thirty years, including ten as a partner of a large, but now defunct, firm. For the past six years I have had my own firm. I concentrate in commercial and securities litigation, corporations, trusts and estates, and international law. My wife, Florence, and I live in Manhattan. We are best known in the neighborhood for our soft-coated wheaten terriers. Flossie is getting a Ph.D. in American history from the City University of New York."

From the May / June 2000 Issue

The Rev. Charles F. Homeyer, of Ada, Mich., writes: "Last summer I enjoyed a sabbatical from my parish, traveling to Ireland, Wales, and parts of the United States."

Kristie Miller co-edited We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties 1880-1960 (University of New Mexico Press).

Robert Waxler, of North Dartmouth, Mass., has been appointed to the board of directors of LifeStream, a human-services agency in New Bedford, Mass. Robert is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where he is former English department chair and former dean of continuing education. He cofounded the university’s Center for Jewish Culture, serving as its codirector from 1980 to 1995. He also cofounded Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative criminal-sentencing program established in 1991.

Drew Weinlandt, of Huntington, N.Y., was named New York State English educator of excellence last year. One of his former students, New York State Senator Michael Balboni, proposed and passed a state senate resolution honoring Drew’s contribution to education.

From the March / April 2000 Issue

Shahin Akhavi is still living in Paris. She would be pleased to hear from friends and classmates.

Jon Keates has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he will head fund-raising and public-relations initiatives. He was previously vice president for development and external affairs at Claremont McKenna College, where he worked for sixteen years.

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Maryanne Cline Horowitz reports that she received the Jacques Barzun Award in Cultural History at the November meeting of the American Philosophical Society. The award was for her book Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge (Princeton). She is a professor of history at Occidental College and an associate of the U.C.L.A. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her husband, Ellis, is director of distance education and information technology at the University of Southern California's engineering school.

Susan Lane Markowitz (see Hawlan Ng '93).

John Seale (see Jennifer Seale Aitken '96).

From the November / December 1999 Issue

Judith H. Montgomery (a.k.a. Judith Howard Havens) writes: "I received two poetry awards this past spring: The poet Alberto Rios chose my poem "Gallop" as the winner of the Red Rock Poetry Award, and Mark Doty chose my chapbook Passion from among the 132 manuscripts submitted to the 1999 Defined Providence Chapbook Competition. For those who might like to take a look at Passion, the book and four poems from it (including Gallop) can be found at www.definedprovidence.com."

From the July / August 1999 Issue

Kristie Miller, McLean, Va., co-edited We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880-1960 (University of New Mexico Press).

From the March / April 1999 Issue

Jeffrey Becker received the Leadership in Business Award on Dec. 3 in New York City from the New York Business Group on Health, a nonprofit business coalition concerned with health care. Jeffrey is a cofounder and the senior health partner of Epstein Becker & Green. A nationally recognized authority on health care law, he serves on the boards of several nonprofit health-related organizations and is a frequent lecturer on the delivery and regulation of health care. Jeffrey is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the National Health Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys.

Jonathan Kantrowitz is founder and chief executive officer of Queue Inc., an educational-software publisher. He is founder and president of the board of Brooklawn Academy, a middle school chartered by the state of Connecticut. He lives in Fairfield, Conn., with his wife and two children.

Toby Wesselheft, who is living happily in Concord, Mass., with his wife and three young boys, writes that he is "looking for that elusive Vermont farmlet to escape to on weekends." He is medical director of a multicultural health center and group practice in Boston's Back Bay, facilitating its transition from a seventy-one-year-old mom-and-pop organization to a little frog in the very big pond of the organization's new owner, Massachusetts General Hospital. He has reconnected with fraternity brother Rodney Steinweg. "We still think the same after almost thirty-three years," Toby writes.

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Ann Arvin, a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, has been named the first Lucile Salter Packard Professor in the department of pediatrics. At Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, she directs the infection-control program and is associate director of the clinical laboratory section.

Michael Bassis has left the presidency of Olivet College in Michigan to become dean of the University of South Florida, Sarasota/ Manatee campus, and warden of New College, USF. His wife, Mary, and children Nicholas and Christina '96 have moved with him. His daughter Betsy attends the Wharton School of Business, while daughter Jessica is a freshman at Franklin and Marshall College. Christina would love to hear from friends.

J. Roderick Eaton (see Ken and Mary Eaton '33).

Charles Homeyer, Ada, Mich., and his wife, Sara, have two granddaughters in St. Louis.

Sherrill Edwards Hunnibell's work was shown at the Providence Athenaeum as part of an exhibition of recent work from the Book of Hours, the Turkish Suite, and Crossing Great Waters.

Kenneth Neal (see Lisa Neal Healy '90).

Alex J. Smith, Glen Head, N.Y., reports that his daughter, Katherine '02, joined her brother, Cameron '00, at Brown this year.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Richard Alter (see Jaime Alter and Derek Deutsch both '91).

David Deutsch (see Jaime Alter and Derek Deutsch both '91).

William R. Powers Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J., was awarded the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism's 1998 Professional Lawyer of the Year award. A former president of the New Jersey Defense Association, William is with the law firm of Cureton, Caplan and Clark. Previously he was director of the Defense Research Institute in Chicago. He is a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the American, New Jersey, and Burlington County bar associations.

Elaine Rakatansky and Jill Schlesinger '87 are partners at Progressive Financial Strategies Inc. in Providence.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Richard Alter (see Jaime Alter and Derek Deutsch both '91).

David Deutsch (see Jaime Alter and Derek Deutsch both '91).

William R. Powers Jr., Mount Laurel, N.J., was awarded the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism's 1998 Professional Lawyer of the Year award. A former president of the New Jersey Defense Association, William is with the law firm of Cureton, Caplan and Clark. Previously he was director of the Defense Research Institute in Chicago. He is a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the American, New Jersey, and Burlington County bar associations.

Elaine Rakatansky and Jill Schlesinger '87 are partners at Progressive Financial Strategies Inc. in Providence.

From the September / October 1998 Issue

Frank Rycyk Jr. addressed the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City, Mo., on May 31. His sermon, "Twenty Minutes to Wake the Dead," partially fulfilled the special project requirements for his lay ministry studies with the Catholic diocese of Jefferson City.

From the July / August 1998 Issue

Ron Dwight writes: "My routine life was transformed by the fall of communism and what I thought was a footnote to my life - my Polish roots. In October 1991, I was asked by the economics department at the University of Maryland to head a development project in Poland for ten months. During this period, I also taught economics on the American studies faculty of the University of Warsaw, where my offices were in the former training academy of the Polish Secret Police. I agreed to stay beyond the deadline on the condition that my wife, Pamela Hext Dwight (Brown graduate student in sociology from 1976 to 1977), and two sons, Rutledge and Lawrence, join me in Europe. They lived for a year in France, and then in England, where the boys (ages 15 and 12) are still in boarding school, preparing for Brown admission. As ten months became years, my mother urged me to buy land in Poland so that her grandsons would have some roots. In the unspoiled lake region of northeast Poland, eighty kilometers from the place where my Polish grandmother's family has lived for 400 years (near Lomza), with a Polish partner we bought a 500-acre farm and rundown Prussian manor house, Jadamowo. This is now a B&B in the most ecologically pure region of central Europe, where the battle of Tannenberg was fought. All are welcome."

Betsy Oasis Karotkin works at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va.), where she is director of human resources and in charge of young leadership development. She also works on Holocaust education and chairs the local Afro-American-Jewish Coalition. Her husband, Edward, is a professor of pediatrics at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Their daughters, Jennifer and Hallie, live in Washington, D.C., and son Jesse is teaching English to Chinese undergraduates at the Normal University in Beijing, under the auspices of a fellowship.

Mark I. Lurie, an arbitrator in West Palm Beach, Fla., has served for the past twenty years as a special master for the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission, on the roster of Labor Arbitrators of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, on the Labor Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and on other labor arbitration panels for government and industry. In 1997, Mark wrote "The Advocate's Journal," a computer program that assists labor and management advocates in their preparation for and settlement of collective-bargaining-agreement disputes. A review of the program was published in the February issue of the American Arbitration Association's Dispute Resolution Journal.

Stanley Palmer is a Piper Professor nominee. The award is given by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation to recognize ten Texas university professors for outstanding achievement in teaching. A professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington, Stanley received the Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award in 1997.

Elaine Revkin (see Amelia Stern Revkin '53).

From the May / June 1998 Issue

John M.Cross, Washington,D.C., is C.E.O. of business essentials at the U.S. division of an audiomagazine company headquartered in Melbourne,Australia. "We publish the magazine specifically for small businesses around the country,"John writes. His daughter, Anne, is a junior at Wellesley College.

Maryanne Cline Horowitz published Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge (Princeton University Press), which explores the image and idea of the human mind as a garden. Maryanne is a history professor at Occidental College and an associate of the Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Gilcin F. Meadors announces the adoption of a fourth daughter, Justine Beth. Gilcin writes, "She has been with us on an informal basis for four years and is now in the fifth grade. She is a spelling whiz, hates math and little boys, and plays first flute in the city-wide Winchester Elementary School band."

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Marjorie A. Satinsky, Durham, N.C., is executive director of ReXMeD in Raleigh, N.C. She is an adjunct lecturer in the department of health policy and administration at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health and a guest lecturer at Duke's school of nursing. Her book, The Foundations of Integrated Care: Meeting the Challenges of Change, has been published by American Hospital Publishing Inc.

 

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