The Classes

Image of workers unloading books at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library in 1964

STOCKING THE ROCK Dedicated in 1964, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Library was built to house collections in the humanities and social sciences and, at the time, was billed as having the capacity for 1.5 million books—although perhaps not quite that many if they were all as big as these volumes—along with smoking rooms and the latest in desk-to-stack efficiency, a pneumatic tube messaging system. Most recently renovated six years ago, looming shelves like these have been replaced by meeting and study spaces. The periodicals room is now the Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio, complete with a recording booth and 3D printer. Designed by Danforth Toan, the Rock caused a stir as the first Brutalist building on Brown’s campus; later Brutalist additions include the SciLi, Graduate Center, and List Art Center. —Pippa Jack


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Apr, 2022
MD 88

Bobby Chang ’88 MD (see Pamela Wiseman ’83).

Related classes:
MD Class of 1988, Class of 1983
Apr, 2022
MD 78

Gary A. Neidich ’78 MD (see ’74).

Related classes:
MD Class of 1978, Class of 1974
Apr, 2022
GS 99
Out of Darkness
Two new works from Dan O’Brien ’99 MFA on surviving trauma
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Apr, 2022
GS 97

Jide Aradeon ’97 ScM (see Darryl Heslop ’96).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1997, Class of 1996
Apr, 2022
GS 97

Darryl Heslop and Jide Aradeon ’97 ScM are becoming green entrepreneurs with their foray into the rapidly emerging legal cannabis industry. Subject to a licensing award, the duo plans to open three adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries in New York City branded as “The Greenwood District.” Although residing on opposite coasts—Darryl as a practicing attorney in New York and Jide as a technical program manager in California—Darryl writes: “This was a special opportunity to collaborate with a lifelong friend in a newly regulated field brimming with pathways for positive social and economic impact. We look forward to being pioneers in this space and welcome the support of the Brown community.”

Apr, 2022
GS 88

Susan Morrison ’88 AM, ’91PhD, was named a Texas State University System Regents Professor at the Nov. 18 quarterly Board of Regents meeting. This is the highest faculty honor conferred upon professors who demonstrate excellence and exemplary achievement in the areas of teaching, research and publication, and service. She was also made University Distinguished Professor of English at Texas State University.

Apr, 2022
GS 87

Bob Valentini ’87 ScM, ’93 MD, ’93 PhD (see Pamela Wiseman ’83).

Apr, 2022
GS 86
Cashing Out
Digital currencies are on the rise, says Eswar Prasad ’86 AM in his new book
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Related classes:
GS Class of 1986, Class of 1987
Apr, 2022
GS 86

Suzanne Keen ’86 AM (see ’84).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1986, Class of 1984
Apr, 2022
GS 86

Suzanne Keen ’86 AM, dean of faculty and professor of literature and creative writing at Hamilton College (N.Y.), has been named the 10th president of Scripps College, the women’s college of the Claremont Colleges.

Apr, 2022
GS 80

Eric Sirota ’80 ScM (see ’80).

Related classes:
GS Class of 1980, Class of 1980
Apr, 2022
GS 80

Eric Sirota ’80 ScM writes: “My musical, Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley’s novel, played Off-Broadway for three years prior to the pandemic and was filmed as a movie and released in January on StreamingMusicals.com. I’ve written and am now developing a new musical, A Good Day, about a widowed artist who is brought into the life of his childhood girlfriend—his first love, his muse—who spurned him 50 years before, and who now has Alzheimer’s. I’ve been married to artist Cara London for 29 years and am still doing physics research at ExxonMobil and living in Flemington, New Jersey, where
I’ve been for 36 years.”

Apr, 2022
GS 79

Joel Scheraga ’79 AM, ’81 PhD (see ’76).

Apr, 2022
GS 66

Gerald Michael ’66 ScM writes: “Shirley and I enjoyed our travel to the Middle East to help our daughter settle our granddaughter into an Arabic study year abroad in the Kingdom of Jordan. The country, people, and antiquities of Jordan are impressive. We took time to see many tourist highlights in Amman, Jordan’s capital, and we certainly took advantage of the healing properties of the Red Sea mud. We enjoyed our Jordanian trip so much that we may invite ourselves back to help our granddaughter home.”

Related classes:
GS Class of 1966, Class of 1965
Apr, 2022
GS 09
In the news

Martín Guzmán, Minister of Economy for Argentina, has been chosen by Pope Francis to join the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His appointment is for 10 years. The academy is dedicated to “promoting the study and progress of social, economic, political, and legal sciences in the light of the social doctrine of the Church.” In addition to serving as Minister, Guzmán is a research assistant at Columbia University, where he directs the debt restructuring program and is a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Taskforce on Macroeconomic Efficiency and Stability. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of La Plata, both in Argentina, and directs the Journal of Globalization and Development.

Apr, 2022
GS 03
Fast Food Capitalism
The Pulitzer-winning Franchise by Marcia Chatelain ’03 AM, ’08 PhD, narrates the complicated history between McDonald’s and its Black outlet owners
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Apr, 2022
GS 02

Rosalind Galt ’02 PhD published Alluring Monsters. Further details about the book can be found at: cup.columbia.edu/book/alluring-monsters/9780231201339.

Apr, 2022
GS 01

Elda Stanco Downey ’01 AM, ’05 PhD (see Paul Berry ’07).

Apr, 2022
GS 01

Paul Berry and Elda Stanco Downey ’01 AM, ’05 PhD, were both honored to receive an award from Senator Tim Kaine for their community work during the pandemic. Elda is deeply involved with the Latino community in southwest Virginia, as Paul is in northern Virginia.

Apr, 2022
FAC
“That Changed Everything”
Professor Jim Barnhill founded the Theatre Arts department and helped launch Trinity Rep, Rites and Reason, and several acting careers
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Apr, 2022
24
Stalking Mies van der Rohe
Five minutes with Professor Dietrich Neumann
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Apr, 2022
22
Living Well
Brown’s newest dorm focuses on wellness
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Apr, 2022
18

Quinn Schoen, Saria Sakka, and Abigail Tisch opened Bungalow, an art-forward concept store and platform for emerging artists. Quinn writes: “We’re a nomadic and temporary project, with this iteration in Chinatown that ran Nov. 11 to Dec. 19, and our second presentation is scheduled to come this spring at the historic artists complex Westbeth in New York. We’ve received a bit of coverage so far in Elle Decor and New York Magazine’s Curbed.”

Apr, 2022
15

A new novel by Dana Schwartz, Anatomy: A Love Story, was published on Jan. 18 (Wednesday Books). The gothic tale full of mystery and romance is set against the backdrop of 1830s Edinburgh. Dana is the author of three other books: the memoir Choose Your Own Disaster, the humor tome The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon, and the YA novel And We’re Off. She recently wrote her first comic book for Marvel, Deadpool Annual #1, and currently serves as a staff writer on the Disney+ original series She-Hulk. She is also the creator and host of the history podcast, “Noble Blood.” As a journalist, she has written for notable publications such as the New Yorker, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Glamour, and GQ. Dana currently lives in Los Angeles with her cat Beetlejuice and often entertains her fans through her tweets, which often go viral.

Apr, 2022
11

Kayla Ringelheim writes: “I was published in the New York Times’s Modern Love column. This is my first ever piece of published writing. My essay is a heartfelt commentary on friendship, self-discovery, and...dating in your 30s during a global pandemic. Since publishing it, I have been surprised and touched by hearing from women all over the world who see themselves in this story.”

Apr, 2022
10

Lee Taglin writes: “I’m head of operations for Knock for Democracy (knockfordemocracy.org). By building a volunteer experience that is easy, accessible, community-driven, and legitimately fun, Knock for Democracy is transforming political volunteering from an every-four-year obligation into an engaging and empowering practice, all while upending results in tightly contested races. In 2020, Knock for Democracy volunteers completed nearly 12,000 phone banking shifts and made over 2.8 million calls to key voter constituencies in swing districts and battleground states, where 11 of our 19 target candidates won their races. We’re fundraising for the 2022 midterms and are seeking committed partners to join and support our mission. If you’re interested, I’d love to chat! I can be reached at lee@knockfordemocracy.org.”

Apr, 2022
10

Alejandra Rojas and Tristan Freeman were married on Nov. 20 in a small ceremony with immediate family. They met in 2014 at a volunteer alumni event in a women’s shelter in Brooklyn, N.Y. They still live in Brooklyn with their dog Russell.

Apr, 2022
09

Gabby Salazar writes: “My first book was published on February 1 with National Geographic Kids Books. The 160-page book is called No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice and is for 9- to 12-year-olds. The book exposes kids to outstanding women of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and fields of study—many of whom are just beginning their game-changing work—by shining a light on the unique journeys and struggles that led to their incredible modern-day achievements.”

Apr, 2022
07

Christina Sanabria writes: “The children’s music duo I’m a part of, 123 Andrés, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Children’s Music Album for our most recent album, Actívate. I’m the most recent Brown alum, after Lisa Loeb ’90, to be nominated in this category. The album can be streamed here: ditto.fm/activate-123-andres.”

Related classes:
Class of 2007, Class of 1990
Apr, 2022
05
A Woman Ref Breaks the Ice Ceiling
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Apr, 2022
05
Livening Up the Concert Experience
Cemeteries and crypts become the settings for classical music
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Apr, 2022
05

Kimberly Spector Wolf writes: “I graduated with honors in gender studies and went on to receive my master’s in human development and psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After nearly two decades working at the intersection of adolescent health and media, working as a sexual health and love educator, educational consultant, and educational media producer, I will be releasing my first book, Talk With Her: A Dad’s Essential Guide to Raising Healthy, Confident, and Capable Daughters (Penguin, May 2022). Talk With Her is a comprehensively researched, nonfiction book for fathers of teenage and soon-to-be teenage daughters, helping fathers understand their dynamic roles in raising girls, boost their daughters’ well-being, strengthen their relationships, and guide them to fulfill their potential in all areas of their lives. In its pages, I draw from my experience in the field, highlight expert perspectives from esteemed researchers and representatives from leading nonprofits, and incorporate insights from girls and fathers I have encountered through my career and in interviews for this book. Chapters on key topics including body positivity, mental health, social media, and love give fathers the foundation of knowledge they need to approach delicate and critical conversations. You can find more information about me on my website at KimberlyWolf.com and on Penguin’s website.”

Apr, 2022
05

Merrill Feather writes: “I produced an event in November called Climate Con 2021: For a Future That Doesn’t Suck. Climate Con 2021 was a free virtual gathering aimed at developing the next generation of climate-minded professionals and entrepreneurs. Attendees learned how to leverage their skills and experiences to become more climate-oriented in their everyday jobs and personal lives. My Brown education taught me to pursue my passions first and foremost and while my path has led me in various different directions, the theme of connecting people through my work has been a consistent one I can trace back to my activities and passions at Brown. Climate Con is informed by my experience running my own marketing consultancy focused on climate solutions, and it is our first big effort into making climate action more approachable, and bringing more regular folks like me into the fold.”

Apr, 2022
05

Frances Cowhig writes: “I studied playwriting, visual arts, and sociology, and I published a unique collection of plays. This collection, published by Bloomsbury/Methuen, is titled Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s China Trilogy: Three Parables of Global Capital. Some things that are unique about it: every play is set in contemporary China; every play is written for a cast of all Asian-heritage actors; and these plays have been produced on major stages in the U.S. and U.K., including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. On a political note, when the most recent play was produced in the U.K. two years ago, shortly before the pandemic, agents of Chinese state security tried to pressure the family and friends of the Chinese public health whistleblower who was the subject of the play, in hopes of getting her to cancel the production.”

Apr, 2022
04

Nick Bayard was appointed executive director of BirdNote, a public media and environmental conservation organization dedicated to telling vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face in order to inspire listeners to care about the natural world and take steps to protect it. BirdNote stories can be heard on more than 200 radio stations across the U.S. and at www.birdnote.org and has an estimated audience of two million people. BirdNote Board President Tom Livingston shared, “We’re excited to have Nick lead us in supporting new programs and reaching new audiences, making birding an accessible and inspiring way for communities around the country to connect with conservation.”

Apr, 2022
02

In March, Timothy Kelly started as the assistant general counsel with the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, a leading sports, entertainment, and media enterprise headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

Apr, 2022
02

Anthony DiPietro’s first poetry chapbook, And Walk Through, has been published by Seven Kitchens Press. The book contains a series of poems composed on a typewriter in the earliest days of the pandemic focusing on forms of isolation. Additionally, his poetry book kiss & release is now under contract for publication in 2024. More information is available at www.AnthonyWriter.com.

Apr, 2022
01
In the news

Saya Woolfalk has been commissioned to design a monument honoring the late U.S. Supreme Court justice and women’s equality trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The monument, at Van Nuys Civic Center in Los Angeles, will consist of special details related to Ginsburg's journey as a law student at Harvard, including benches based on Harvard Law School desks, so it can be used as a space for reflection. It will have a stainless steel roof and mosaic tile floor based upon two of the collars that Ginsburg was known to wear with her judicial robes.

Apr, 2022
01

Terri Landon Bacow writes: “I am excited to announce the publication of my new book Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry. I started writing this book in the summer of 2020 and the panic at that moment provided plenty of inspiration. The book is a guided journal filled with scientifically based anxiety management strategies and coping skills for tweens, teens, and young adults (and their parents). It is published by Spruce Books, an imprint of Sasquatch/A Penguin Random House company. The book will help readers identify anxiety triggers, change unhelpful thinking patterns, and develop healthy mental habits such as self-compassion. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the book or my work as a psychologist. I currently live in New York City with my husband and two children and can be reached at tbacow@gmail.com.”

Apr, 2022
00

Amit Trehan and his wife Sara announce the birth of their daughter, Mila Devi Trehan. They can be reached at trehan@gmail.com.

Apr, 2022
98

Carrie Nielsen’s book, Unleaded: How Changing Our Gasoline Changed Everything, was published on Sept. 17 by Rutgers University Press.

Apr, 2022
98

Amanda Kracen writes: “After studying abroad in Dublin and then living in St. Louis for five years after graduating Brown, my family and I have moved to Ireland. I am a faculty member in psychology at the National College of Ireland. I am also working to establish the Irish Psychosocial Oncology Network. My kids are playing rugby and learning to speak Irish. I welcome hearing from classmates and other Brown grads at akracen@hotmail.com.”

Apr, 2022
97

Sara Lippmann’s JERKS—a collection of short stories that Steve Almond calls “daring and fearless”—was published in March by the Mason Jar Press, an independent publisher in Baltimore.

Apr, 2022
97

Rachel Salguero Kowalsky writes: “My short story, ‘The Billboard,’ was selected as the winner of the inaugural New England Journal of Medicine fiction contest.”

Apr, 2022
96
Roy Moore in a cockpit

Roy Moore writes: “Last November, after 11 years at Southwest Airlines, I was promoted to Boeing 737 Captain, Los Angeles domicile. From time to time, I’ve seen old friends, teammates, and classmates aboard the aircraft. Stop by the flight deck.”

Apr, 2022
96

Todd Guren writes: “I recently changed jobs, which gave me an occasion to send a class note. I have been in health insurance for 15 years and mentioning that I work in health insurance still stops any conversation at parties. I switched to a start-up health insurance company as a remote worker for a Medicare Advantage plan called Alignment Healthcare and really like both the start-up and working remotely. My family (two kids ages 9 and 13) and I have been very lucky during the pandemic with our health and flexibility with school and schedules. My oldest loves his Waldorf School and completed a successful ultimate frisbee season with his team. I have been very jealous of the Waldorf curriculum—he does woodworking, music, learns how to quilt, and will even get to work in a forge in high school. If I were still at Brown, I would have tried to turn those topics into a major. We are still living in Portland, Oregon, enjoying the outdoors, and playing lots of Dungeons and Dragons. I am still knitting and finished a Big Lebowski sweater for both myself and my son. If any of my classmates are in the Pacific Northwest, I always look forward to connecting.”

Apr, 2022
95
Fresh Ink for April–May 2022
Books by Alan Maimon ’95, Jessamine Chan ’00, and Andrew Blauner ’86
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Books by Alan Maimon, Jessamine Chan, and Andrew Blauner
Apr, 2022
93
Strange Brews
A beloved Delaware-based beer maker chronicles its first quarter century
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Image of Mariah Draper Calagione and Sam Galagione
Apr, 2022
93
In the news

Ayanna Howard Torres, dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Investors 2021 class of fellows. An accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur, and educator, she joined Ohio State on March 1, 2021, as the first woman to lead the university’s College of Engineering. Her career, which has included positions in higher education, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and in the private sector, has also focused on inclusiveness and diversity in STEM. She has received numerous accolades and honors for her work. In 2018, Forbes named her to its America’s Top 50 Women in Tech list. In May 2020, she was named the Association for Computing Machinery’s Athena Lecturer in recognition of fundamental contributions to the development of accessible human-robotic systems and artificial intelligence.

Apr, 2022
93

Jodi Shin Yamamoto writes that Karen Hutton and Darrell Perkins were married in Captiva Island, Fla., on July 29. Joining them in celebration were Darrell’s Brown classmates Roy Carver, Kevin Newman, Katie Brainard Perkins, and Amy Weimer.

Apr, 2022
93

Christopher Ott became the deputy director for the Chicago-based High Speed Rail Alliance.

Apr, 2022
93

Mariah Draper Calagione, cofounder and communitarian at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, coauthored The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures. Mariah writes: “It is a heavily illustrated, lovingly told page turner that provides a detailed account of Dogfish Head’s history through heartfelt stories, a timetable of the brewery’s off-centered beverage releases and a plethora of coworker-told tales. It’s written in collaboration with my husband and Dogfish Head cofounder and brewer, Sam Calagione, and longtime coworker and general manager of the Dogfish Inn, Andrew C. Greeley. The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures offers readers a chronology of the offbeat escapades that propelled Dogfish Head to exponential growth, from opening its doors as one of the smallest commercial breweries in America in 1995 to today becoming one of the largest and most well-known independent craft breweries in the nation.”

Apr, 2022
91

Daniel Levine (see William Levine ’64).

Related classes:
Class of 1991, Class of 1964
Apr, 2022
90

Cecilia Wong Kaiser writes: “Thirty-one years after graduating with a degree in visual art and creative writing, I have returned to painting. To see my work and learn what I’ve been up to since leaving College Hill, please visit ceciliakaiser.com. I am also (at my daughter’s urging) on Instagram @ceciliawongkaiser.”

Apr, 2022
89
Getting There
The CEO of Philly’s transit authority is figuring out ways to improve riders’ lives
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Apr, 2022
88

Jane Snyder (see William Levine ’64).

Related classes:
Class of 1988, Class of 1964
Apr, 2022
88

Sally Frank writes: “I’m happy to report that my daughter, Zöe Mermelstein ’21, is working as a protection counselor at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C. My husband, Steven Mermelstein, and I were thrilled with Zoë’s experience at Brown, particularly the support she received from professors. We have two other kids in college: Remy is in his fifth year studying architecture at Cornell AAP and Julien is a junior studying political science, econ, and public health at Duke. Our youngest, Leo, is a senior in high school looking into contemporary music/liberal arts programs for college. We moved to the Bay Area just over a year ago and I started a new role heading up philanthropic programs at Agilent. I’m looking for partnership opportunities to promote STEM education in underrepresented groups and mentoring opportunities for our global workforce in STEM and other areas. If you have ideas, please contact me at sally.frank@agilent.com.”

Related classes:
Class of 1988, Class of 2021
Apr, 2022
87

Doug Mayer coauthored Trail Running Illustrated, an expert introduction to this rapidly growing sport. “It is the perfect partner for runners interested in turning off the tarmac and experiencing the solitude and adventure that comes with running on trails.” It is available at www.mountaineersbooks.org.

Apr, 2022
86
Healthcare Hero
Leon L. Haley Jr. ’86, a doctor and CEO who inspired a COVID vaccination rally
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Apr, 2022
86

Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann published FitCEO: Be the Leader of Your Life in September. She writes: “The book is about achieving holistic health at work, home, and play. It shares lessons learned over decades of leadership, fitness, transformation, and life to enable any reader ready for ‘immediate and imperfect action’ to make small changes in habits that can manifest in lifelong change. It can serve as a powerful tool for a CEO, leader, parent, friend, or individual.”

Apr, 2022
86

Dorothy Faulstich Bowe writes: “Six months after launching our youngest, we went back to the drawing board and welcomed a one-year-old foster child into our home for eight months. In brief: It does all come back to you, older backs do not appreciate sitting on the floor, and we wanted to do something with our resources to help someone with less.”

Apr, 2022
86

Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau, edited by Andrew Blauner, was published on October 19. In Now Comes Good Sailing, 27 of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them—and why he matters more than ever in an age of climate, racial, and technological reckoning. Andrew is a literary agent and the editor of seven previous anthologies, including Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference, The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, and In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs.

Apr, 2022
85
Sex-Complaint Czar
Suzanne Goldberg ’85 now faces the challenge of her distinguished legal career—squaring Obama- and Trump-era rules.
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portrait of Suzanne Goldberg in DC
Related classes:
Class of 1985, Class of 1991
Apr, 2022
85

Bradley Hertz writes: “Having learned that I carry the BRCA2 genetic mutation, and therefore have a significantly increased risk of four different kinds of cancer (prostate, pancreatic, breast, and melanoma), I have been splitting my time between practicing law and serving as a men’s health advocate. For more information, and to read some of the articles I’ve written, Google Brad Hertz and BRCA and reach out to me.”

Apr, 2022
84

Tuneen Chisolm writes: “The summer before I officially joined the legal academy, I attended a luncheon hosted on the beautiful campus of Howard University School of Law. As I was touring the halls, in awe of the rich history embodied in class murals and portraits—including the likes of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall as a law student, and the late former Dean Patricia Roberts Harris, Ambassador to Luxembourg—I declared to the then-interim dean that I had to get a visiting appointment at Howard. She chuckled, noting that I hadn’t asked, but had indeed declared what I wanted. Fast forward eight years and I am now blessed and privileged to be a newly appointed, tenured associate professor of law at Howard, teaching constitutional, entertainment, and intellectual property law. I am also entering the twelfth year of my alternative dispute resolution practice as a member of the National Roster of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, which allows me to exercise my engineering brain muscle in chemical industry construction matters. I look forward to connecting with folks in the Washington, D.C., area.”

Apr, 2022
83

Pamela Wiseman writes: “I connected with Mary Griffin Perna and Chris Perna, Bobby Chang ’88 MD, Karen Sadler, and Eliane Videira, and I obtained a recipe from Bob Valentini ’87 ScM, ’93 MD, ’93 PhD. I moved to Dallas in 2017 for an executive position leading supply chain transformation of a top-ten health system. I would be happy to assist my alumni friends in their pursuit of supply chain excellence. Timing is everything!”

Apr, 2022
82

Jean Leibowitz Wiecha published Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces with Chicago Review Press. Written with children’s author Lisa LaBanca Rogers, Discover Her Art explores 24 paintings, letting young artists learn about art by looking at works by women. The paintings range from formal portraits to abstract expressionism between 1590 and 1960. Brief biographies of the artists demonstrate the professionalism and persistence of important women in art history. Hands-on activities lead readers to think like an artist.

Apr, 2022
82

Bonnie Waltch writes: “I’m excited to announce that the science documentary I produced and wrote, Earth Emergency, narrated by Richard Gere, aired on PBS on Dec. 29. The broadcast version of our five short films, Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, incorporates footage from our launch, during which we brought together His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg for the first time in a virtual panel. The film screened at COP26 at the invitation of His Royal Highness Prince Charles for his Terra Carta Sustainable Markets Initiative and is being sold to television stations globally.”

Apr, 2022
82

Ruth Sessler Bernstein writes that she has published two new books: “To improve on more than 60 years of attempts to achieve fairness and performance from diversity, Performance through Diversity and Inclusion: Leveraging Organizational Practices for Equity and Results is aimed at being smarter with our efforts. Based on knowledge from large bodies of research and illustrated with successful cases, the book provides practical guidance for managers, leaders, diversity officers, educators, and students to achieve the benefits of diversity by taking advantage of opportunities to create meaningful, inclusive interactions. The second, Diversity and Inclusion in Nonprofit Governance: No More Excuses!, an ebook, is a guide for nonprofit boards desiring to be more diverse and inclusive.”

Apr, 2022
81

Jessie Goldfarb was recently accepted as a psychic reader by California Psychics. She also continues her divorce and family law practice in Boulder, Colo. She visits Louisiana on a regular basis and she is a devotee of zydeco music. She writes: “Ever true friends can reach me at jessiegoldfarb@gmail.com.”

Apr, 2022
81

Randall Drain writes: “As an alumnus and pediatrician, I would periodically receive requests to host Brown undergraduate students as interns throughout the year. Recently, I retired from pediatric medicine. Now, I volunteer part-time with a nonprofit agency entitled PSALT NK, an organization supporting North Korean refugees and their families who are living here in the United States. We have begun a program called RISE designed for teens of North Korean families to tutor them in their academic subjects.” 

Apr, 2022
80

Diana Davis Williams writes: “After many years working in South Africa in arts management, art tourism, and cultural policy, I have moved to live outside Lisbon with my husband Nick. We have semi-retired here on the Portuguese Riviera. We are enjoying life within the burgeoning art scene here, exploring the trails of the Sintra hills, and playing lots of tennis and golf. Please get in touch if you are in the area at dianawilliams736@gmail.com.”

Apr, 2022
80

Jim Sweetser writes: “I’m retiring from Sweetser Law Office PLLC on December 8, 2022, at age 65. One of my sons is taking over and kicking me to the curb. My wife Dee and I have five kids who are now adults. No grandchildren yet. We will be staying in a vacation home on the Big Island in Hawaii during the winter months and on Lake Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, the rest of the time. If Brown friends are in the area, look me up to get together. Retirement should be a good time to renew friendships and a new page in the journey for us all. Not done. Just transforming.” Contact Jim at jsweets@earthlink.net; (509) 998-0671.

Apr, 2022
80

Jonathan Schwartz launched Climate Media Exchange and just filmed the Red Rebels, a stunning street mime troupe. His series on health and safety in the motion picture industry is soon to be released by Audacious Film and Digital.

Apr, 2022
80
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BJ Miller writes: “Hello fellow Brunonians, what an interesting time on the planet. I spent decades on the business side of the film biz, switched to the field of health and wellness in 2014, and am truly gratified that I did. I want to be where I can serve the most. One of my passions is connecting people to 100 percent pure products from Mother Earth as a complementary modality to help them achieve both their physical and emotional health goals. I am happy to offer my Brown colleagues a free virtual wellness consultation. My other passion is being a spiritual coach (Miracle-Minded). I hold one-on-one virtual sessions with people, ‘walking with them’ to help them take responsibility for their lives and achieve their potential as expeditiously as possible. I wish all of you and yours the very best in 2022 and look forward to connecting and finding out what you’re up to!”

Apr, 2022
80

Terence Hook writes: “I am continuing to enjoy the semi-retired lifestyle here in Vermont. After some 38 years with IBM I retired in 2018 but I continue to consult on a part-time basis with IBM Research in Albany, New York. That leaves me with the flexibility to ride our horses, play golf, go skiing, sketchily maintain our 1805 farmhouse, and do other important things like serve on the board of the Yale Club of Vermont. In 2021 my wife, Andrea, and I celebrated our 37th anniversary and most importantly, the marriage of our daughter Catherine.”

Apr, 2022
80

Mark Gould and his wife, Allison, successfully completed a yearlong project of throwing a wedding for their daughter, Caroline, during the middle of the plague. Frank Fuerst ’79 also attended the outdoor affair, which was blessed with perfect late October weather. Although he is looking forward to retirement someday, Mark remains very busy as a solar energy and commercial real estate attorney in Atlanta.

Related classes:
Class of 1980, Class of 1979
Apr, 2022
80

Jeff Dennis launched www.AltHealth.Me, a social media platform and marketplace for people struggling with chronic conditions.

Apr, 2022
80

After 40 years in the music business as a multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, Dana Calitri is loving teaching songwriting and voice at the Steinhardt School at New York University. She is happily married to musician/composer Martin Briley and stepmom to his two beautiful daughters, Vanessa and Olivia.

Apr, 2022
80

Bruce Bukiet was promoted to the rank of professor in the department of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he also serves as associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science and Liberal Arts.

Apr, 2022
80

Sue Schukar Berdy writes: “After nearly 30 years in practice as an allergist, I retired in December 2019 and haven’t looked back. I’m enjoying many of the things I delayed during college/medical school/residency/fellowship/raising kids and practicing medicine. Our two children, Andrew and Emily, have both married and settled in our hometown of St. Louis. We have four grandkids who live within a few miles of us. St. Louis is still our home but we purchased a second home in Bonita Springs, Florida.”

Apr, 2022
78

Benjamin Owens (see Steve Owens ’78).

Related classes:
Class of 1978, Class of 2017
Apr, 2022
78
Image of Steve Owens behind a microphone

Steve Owens writes: “On Sept. 9, I was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a member of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), having been nominated by President Biden earlier in the year. The CSB investigates accidents at facilities that produce, process, handle, and store chemicals and makes recommendations to prevent future accidents and protect human health and the environment. In addition, my wife, Karen Carter Owens, and I celebrated the wedding of our oldest son, John, to Haleigh Williams in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 13. Our son Benjamin ’17 was the best man. We were blessed to be joined at the wedding by many dear friends, including Jill Berkelhammer Zorn, Bob Keough, and Sue Goldberger ’76.”

 

Apr, 2022
77

Rebecca Fullerton Taniguchi published Hiro’s War, a work of historical fiction.

Apr, 2022
77

Karen Misler writes: “My husband, Barry Feigenbaum, and I are thrilled to announce the engagements of both our children. Jeremy Feigenbaum is engaged to Adam Amir and Stephanie Feigenbaum is engaged to Avi Arfin. Our cup runneth over!”

Apr, 2022
76

Joel Scheraga ’79 AM, ’81 PhD, led the team that produced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan was released by the White House, along with others from across the federal government, on Oct. 7. It describes how EPA will work with its partners in states, tribes, territories, local governments, and businesses to promote a healthy and prosperous nation that is more resilient to a changing climate with a particular focus on advancing environmental justice.

Apr, 2022
75
In the news

Craig Cogut ’75 was presented with the Leader in Sustainability Award at the 15th Annual Global Wellness Summit, a gathering of international global wellness economy leaders. Craig is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Pegasus Capital Advisors and was honored for his focus on bringing capital and expertise to businesses that are able to compete successfully while focusing on resource efficiency and sustainability.

Apr, 2022
75

Kenneth Lury writes: “It has been two years since repatriating to the U.S. after living and working in New Zealand for three and a half years. During that time I travelled extensively in New Zealand as well as Australia, Rarotonga, Bora Bora, Tahiti, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Bali. I also went on an expedition cruise to Greenland, which was a major life highlight—250 passengers on a French ship with French chefs. Fortunately all of the physical exercise allowed us to fully enjoy the food. Unfortunately I arrived back in the U.S. shortly before COVID so my landing has been bumpy. Still, happy to be back home. I am retired and spending most of my time sailing year round. Next on my bucket list, I hope to charter a sailboat in a flotilla to cruise the Croatian coast.”

Apr, 2022
74

Gary A. Neidich ’78 MD has been named professor emeritus at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. He has been with the university for 38 years and has been section chief of pediatric gastroenterology for more than 25 years. He also is on the Professional Education Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and has received several teaching and clinical awards from the university.

Related classes:
Class of 1974, MD Class of 1978
Apr, 2022
74

Warren Marcus writes: “In April of 2020, I had a near-fatal bicycling accident. My recovery has gone exceptionally well for many reasons, but particularly, and in no small part, because of the love and support of classmates who reached out during the early months. Thank you—you know who you are. Part of the ‘journey’ was to write and publish a short book about that year: I Shouldn’t Be Here: Learning from a Miraculous Recovery. And yes, please wear your helmet when you ride.”

Apr, 2022
73

Geoff Stewart writes: “I retired at the end of 2020 after practicing law for 44 years in private practice and government service. I published two books in 2021. With my coauthor, Jeremiah Lambert, I wrote The Anointed: New York’s White Shoe Law Firms—How They Started, How They Grew, and How They Ran the Country (Rowman & Littlefield), a history of the emergence of three prominent New York law firms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This past fall, I self-published a brief remembrance of the late Professor Norman Rich (1921-2020), who taught European history at Brown for many years. I have a handful of extra copies of the latter and if anyone who took Professor Rich’s classes would like one, please send me an email at gssstewart@gmail.com.”

Apr, 2022
71

Elie Hirschfeld writes: “This past fall was the opening of the Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection exhibition at the New York Historical Society and Museum in New York City. It was a special treat for me and my family. If interested, there is more information under the “exhibitions” tab at nyhistory.org.

Apr, 2022
66

Ian Haberman writes: “Although, at the age of 76, I probably should be retired, I recently began a new career as court mediator for the Medina County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas. I handle only civil matters: car accidents, neighbor disputes, foreclosures, worker’s compensation, etc., but (mercifully) no divorce cases. This follows about 10 years in academia at Case Western Reserve University and then nearly 40 years in the private practice of law. Serving as court mediator is without a doubt the greatest gig in the world.”

Apr, 2022
65
In the news

The Opera Hall of Fame, which recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field, is scheduled to induct David Gockley ’65, general director emeritus of the San Francisco Opera and former general director of the Houston Grand Opera. This year marks OPERA America’s 50th anniversary.

Apr, 2022
65

Gordon Thomas writes: “Still alive!”

Apr, 2022
64

Anne Wohlers Toombs and her partner Murray (Skip) Morse Jr. moved from Southport, Conn., to Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Rd., #360, Essex, CT 06426. They are looking forward to the new lifestyle and being closer to Providence.

Apr, 2022
64

William Levine writes: “Caroline Snyder ’24 is the granddaughter of my wife, Gail Caslowitz Levine and myself; the daughter of our daughter, Jane Snyder ’88, and her husband, David Snyder; and the niece of our son, Daniel Levine ’91. Caroline is a student in the School of Engineering, a pre-med student, and a member of the varsity field hockey team.”

Apr, 2022
64

Paul Goldberg writes: “Three of us, David Lovenheim, David London, and myself, together with our wives, Toby Parker London ’65 , Ann Carol Goldberg, and Terry Lovenheim gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a long awaited in-person gathering after more than a year of weekly Zoom gatherings. We ate well and spent a gorgeous day in the sun next to my motor home in McDowell Nature Preserve. We rented a pontoon boat on Lake Norman the next day and with David Lovenheim at the helm we found our way to a fine luncheon and back to the marina and returned to the hotel, where we ate one more meal together before saying farewell until the next time. The conversation was lively with much reminiscing and analysis of the state of our nation and of the world. It often felt like a seminar from Identification and Criticism 60 years later.”

Related classes:
Class of 1964, Class of 1965
Apr, 2022
62

Bob McGuinness and his wife Sue, and Jim McGuinness ’56 and his wife Carole, organized a family reunion of 35 members at Wranglers Roost resort, New River, Arizona, in late September. Activities included line dancing instruction, corn hole competition, archery, dune buggy off-roading, and Ian Schoenherr’s family ancestry presentation. Bob retired from Shell Oil Company and is a consultant to SeaRiver Maritime; Jim from New York State Department of Transportation as airport director at New York Stewart International Airport.

Related classes:
Class of 1962, Class of 1956
Apr, 2022
60

Joan Hoost McMaster was honored for her 56 years of dedicated volunteer service at the Junior League of Rhode Island’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 16 at the Chapel Grille in Cranston, R.I. Joan has served in various officer positions with the JLRI culminating in vice-president of projects, developing three exciting new community projects. Subsequently, she served at the national level of AJLI as a member of the Area I Council. She both attended the Alene Morris Career Development conference in Boston and led a follow-up implementation conference for Area I leagues. Joan subsequently served as Brown’s Career Development Librarian, leading student workshops, scheduling corporate/student interviews, and increasing the scope and diversity of career development resources. Most recently, Joan has chaired the JLRI Annual Women Authors Luncheon featuring talks by outstanding local women authors followed by very successful book-signings.

Apr, 2022
58

John Spicer writes: “Let me share a family story of remarkable good luck. It is a sea story, an outing planned well ahead by my son, Doug, in Westport, Massachusetts, where our class held its recent anniversary celebration at the Acoaxet Club. The summer of ’21 had been a party to storms and much fog on the Rhode Island oceanfront and Hurricane Henri was heading toward us just as Doug was planning to take me and five family members to sea by way of the Westport River estuary in a friend’s Herreshoff Alerion sloop. The eye of the storm was headed directly for our harbor, but then she (sorry, boats and hurricanes are sexist) slowed her forward progress. I had the helm from the dock and took her into the harbor, on a rising wind against strong tide, sailing a rolling broad tack over tall swells, ripped with refreshing spray. It was a glorious day of full sun and wind, tucked between eerie calm and the expected storm. Henri turned back towards Connecticut and on to New York. But five miles out to sea, we all took turns at the tiller with full sun and wind and returned safely to port.”

 

Apr, 2022
58

Bob Feldman writes: “By the time these class notes appear I will know whether my daughter Hannah has been accepted, rejected, or waitlisted at Brown. She spent last summer attending the Brown Summer School, albeit online. My guess is that there are not many of us who have a daughter applying to Brown for that class (2026). On a non-family note, I thoroughly enjoyed the John Willenbecher show at the Craig F. Starr Gallery in New York. The show presents drawings and sculptures that John created in the late ’60s. Clever, beguiling, and bewitching.”

Apr, 2022
56

Jim McGuinness (see Bob McGuinness ’62).

Related classes:
Class of 1956, GS Class of 1962
Apr, 2022
56

Stafford Cohen writes: “Since retiring from my clinical cardiology career, I have been writing medically themed books. My third, We Live and Die By Electricity, was posted on Amazon. It is a medical murder mystery. I believe that the murder method is unique to the genre. I wrote the book to keep occupied while isolating during COVID-19. Best wishes to all classmates. Looking forward to our 70th reunion.”

Apr, 2022
47

Irene Margolis Backalenick writes: “After a lifetime as a freelance journalist/theater critic, I just published In the Theater World. This collection of New York City (Broadway and off-Broadway) reviews represents the last phase of my work as a theater critic from 2004 to 2015. It celebrates my 100th birthday and is published by Amazon Press.”

Apr, 2022
44

Preston Atwood writes: “I am 99 years old and living in a senior condo not far from campus. Many of the residents are Brown-connected. I’m still in pretty good shape. My son David ’72 gets up from Washington quite often. My very nice caregiver gets me around some. Writing my memoir kept me busy for a while. Life goes on with its little pleasures and big memories.”

Related classes:
Class of 1944, Class of 1972
Apr, 2022
42
Unseating Freud
Aaron Beck ’42 created cognitive behavioral therapy and transformed the field of mental health
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Image of smiling Aaron Beck
Mar, 2022
25
Storytelling through Song
In music theory class, students learn classical rules—and how to break them.
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Image from above of Derrick Pennix playing the piano
Related classes:
Class of 2025, Class of 2022
Mar, 2022
22
New Directions
The pandemic shifted these three seniors off careerist paths and into doing what they love.
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Image of Bryan Guan, Tracy Pan, and Ben Michals
Mar, 2022
02
The Latest on Distraction
The rise in ADHD diagnoses has researchers asking what’s behind it—and whether it's really such a bad thing
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Illustration of kid swinging on a swing
Feb, 2022
94
Stepping Into Liquid
Photographer Sachi Cunningham ’94.5 grabs a 25-pound camera and hangs out in the water beneath cresting 60-foot waves, getting pounded, churned—and getting the shot.
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Sachi Cunningham selfie in the water
Jan, 2022
MD 15
Border Aid
Hannah Janeway ’15 MD cofounded a group giving medical care to migrants stuck in Tijuana.
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Image of Dr. Hannah Janeway and Christian Armenta at a clinic
Jan, 2022
GS 89

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Guido W. Imbens ’89 AM, ’91 PhD, a Stanford University economist, is one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He and his colleagues were awarded the prize in recognition of their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships. The Academy’s chair noted that “their work has revealed ways in which natural experiments—experiments that divide people into treatment and control groups naturally, without any scientific intervention—can answer important questions for society.”

Jan, 2022
GS 86

Ian Taplin ’86 PhD, professor of sociology, management, and international studies at Wake Forest University, published The Napa Valley Wine Industry: The Organization of Excellence (Cambridge Scholars Press). This follows an earlier book published in 2020 entitled The Evolution of Luxury (Taylor Francis Press). 

Jan, 2022
GS 86

Eswar Prasad ’86 AM writes: “I had a new book out in late September: The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance (Harvard University Press, September 2021). It covers cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin!) and central bank digital currencies (what a digital dollar might mean for our economy and society) and discusses how new technologies might help democratize finance but also has a lot of risks. The book’s website is futureofmoneybook.com. As you will see, the book has already received a smattering of pre-release media attention.”

Jan, 2022
GS 86

Ann Marie Jodoin ’86 AM and Michael Hill Wright ’88 MD met, dated, and fell in love while at Brown. Graduation took them to different geographical locations and careers. Thirty-two years later, the two have reunited. They write that “they are now sharing life’s adventures together and enjoying every minute. Thank you Brown from both of us.”

Jan, 2022
GS 19

Bethany Almeida ’19 PhD has been appointed assistant professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering at Clarkson University. Her research focuses on the design and fabrication of advanced, functional biomaterials to control stem cell behavior, applying concepts from organic chemistry, materials science, and stem cell biology to address fundamental science questions as well as develop clinically relevant biomaterial–stem cell therapies. She has been recognized for her research accomplishments through a number of awards and honors, including the 2020 BMES Career Development Award and as a Rising Star for the inaugural 2020 Rising Stars in Engineering in Health workshop hosted by Columbia. She has copublished in ACS Sensors, Molecules, Chemical Communications, ACS Nano, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, and Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, and has delivered other invited talks and conference presentations. She is a member of the National Association for Science Writers, International Society for Stem Cell Research, Materials Research Society, Society for Biomaterials, and Biomedical Engineering Society. Almeida previously served as an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Jan, 2022
GS 16

Olivia Mansion ’16 AM writes “I have a master’s in English education and cross-cultural studies. I cofounded Fairgrounds St. Pete, an immersive arts and technology experience in St. Pete, Florida. We were featured in Tampa Magazine, you can read it here: https://tampamagazines.com/fair-play/. A few fun facts about Fairgrounds St. Pete: The 15,000-square-foot Meow Wolf–style choose-your-own-adventure experience is the first of its kind in Tampa Bay. We commissioned more than 60 artists and technologists during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic to create the entirely artist-made environment. Fairgrounds St. Pete is elevating arts entertainment by breaking down barriers between the viewers, technology, and the art. Check out this video to learn more https://fairgrounds.art/ (See story, page 42.)”

Jan, 2022
GS 11

Noah Giansiracusa ’11 PhD, an assistant professor of math and data science at Bentley University, published How Algorithms Create and Prevent Fake News. The book has gotten blurbs from Nobel laureate and former chief economist at the World Bank Paul Romer and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Jonathan Rauch. He writes: “I think it’s resonating with people now because of all the current discussion about misinformation on social media, especially with the recent clash between the Biden administration and Facebook over vaccine misinformation.”

Jan, 2022
GS 03

Darline Berrios ’03 MAT writes: “I truly believe the landscape of education has changed forever. That’s why I decided to launch Berrios Educational Consulting to assist families, students, districts, or higher-education institutions. I have more than 20 years of varied expertise, experience, research, and depth of knowledge in both public and private education. One of the services I offer is academic support for students from third grade through college. I offer a unique lens on education with a focus on equity and diversity. All consultations are free. For more information, please visit DoctorBerrios.com.”

Jan, 2022
70
Flying Clear
Aerospace engineer George Braly ’70 has finally succeeded in getting the lead out of airplane fuel.
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Image of George Braly flying a plane
Jan, 2022
70

Bob Kerrigan writes: “Having just finished my rereading of Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener, I wish to report that I have been practicing law for 50 years in and about New York City. I have no plans on retiring, nor do I wish to. Where does a lawyer retire to? Please be kind in your thoughts, or responses, to that rhetorical question. As a solo practitioner, my law practice includes unusual specialties, one of which concerns legal issues in the worldwide business of the distribution and sale of cut flowers. I have been an NGO representative at the UN and an arbitrator at the NASD. Still married to my bride of 50 years, we have two daughters, one of the Brown Class of 1999, and the other a graduate of Trinity College, two sons-in-law (really good guys), and four grandchildren, the eldest of whom is applying to college next year. Where? When asked by my five-year-old granddaughter what “I like and dislike,” I answered as to dislikes (carefully avoiding listing all) and to my granddaughter’s shock and dismay: whipped cream and maple syrup. Now my likes—growing roses without chemicals, doing yard work, walking, swimming, sailing, watching Masterpiece Theater and Frontline on PBS, sometimes tuning in to Chris Hayes ’01 on MSNBC, and reading nonfiction—including, but just sometimes, the AARP magazine. Almost forgot, I do not like using gerunds. I have heard, but cannot confirm, that the Class of 1970 is called the lost one. I can understand—but WHY?”

Related classes:
Class of 1970, Class of 2001
Jan, 2022
24
From Isolation to Instagram
How COVID helped spawn a social media phenomenon
Read More
Jan, 2022
23
Taking the Bus
Five minutes with John Lin ’23
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Image of John Lin at Kennedy Plaze in Providence
Related classes:
Class of 2023, Class of 2024
Jan, 2022
23
One Day, Two Ivy Titles
Victory was decisive and extra sweet for women’s soccer and volleyball after returning to play this season.
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Photo of Women's Soccer team playing Penn
Jan, 2022
23
Stepping Up
A Narragansett dancer on life as a dual degree student, documentary star, and tribal activist
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Image of Sherente Henny
Jan, 2022
22
Frontal Lobes and Fun
Neuroscience 10 continues to tickle the grey matter of future scientists—and everyone else.
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Illustration of various brains in people
Jan, 2022
18

Rosie Mangiarotti was featured in Forbes in early September regarding her journey with her bra startup, Perkies. Perkies creates innovative undergarments for women to wear, most notably the only sticky bra with replaceable adhesives. Perkies was born out of Danny Warshay’s ENGN1010 class, “The Entrepreneurial Process.” Rosie pitched at the inaugural Brown Venture Prize competition in 2018, participated in Brown’s B-Lab and then pursued this venture after graduating. Her two investors are Brown alums as well: Liz Lange ’88 and Eliot Horowitz ’03.

Jan, 2022
17

Mia Aplin Rollins and Samuel Sebastian Pihan were married on Oct. 3, 2020, in a tiny ceremony at Mia’s grandfather’s retirement community in Exeter, N.H. In attendance were Mia’s parents Beth Aplin Conrad ’89 and Phillip Kent Rollins ’87, her grandfather, Richard Aplin, and Seb’s parents, Dr. Maria Vivaldi and Dr. German Pihan. Seb and Mia met the first day of their freshman orientation in the kitchen of Champlin where Mia was baking chocolate chip cookies. Mia writes: “Turns out we had ‘relation-chip’ goals.”


Mia Rollins ’17 wedding photo
Jan, 2022
16
Art Immersion in St. Pete
Olivia Mansion ’16 AM opens Meow Wolf-style experience
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Image of art installation at Fairgrounds St. Pete
Jan, 2022
16
In the news

Cofounder of BestFit Asha Owens ’16 is one of the recipients of this year’s Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. She was one of 50 selected for the program, which is focused on high potential startups from Black entrepreneurs based in the U.S. BestFit is an early-stage startup addressing basic-needs insecurity among college students.

Jan, 2022
16
In the news

Maxine Joselow ’16 will anchor the Washington Post’s forthcoming daily newsletter, The Climate 202, covering the politics and policy of climate change, with a particular focus on what Washington decision-makers need to know. She joins the Washington Post from E&E News and has extensive experience covering the intersection of climate change, transportation policy, and environmental law. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Press Club.

Jan, 2022
16

Natasha Rao was selected as a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow by the Poetry Foundation as part of its annual Pegasus Awards.

Jan, 2022
13
Fresh Ink for Jan–Mar 2022
Books by Claire Luchette ’13, Gary Ginsberg ’84, and Maria Ospina ’99
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Books by Claire Luchette, Gary Ginsberg, and Maria Ospina
Jan, 2022
13
“The Problem”
A new book contemplates life decisions in the face of climate change.
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Image of Daniel Sherrell in the Outback of Australia
Related classes:
Class of 2013, Class of 2004
Jan, 2022
13

Liz Young is overjoyed to announce her engagement to Maria Queen. The two connected online in 2018 over a shared interest in Dragon Ball Z. They now share a home in Hagerstown, Maryland, with two cats and a pug.

Jan, 2022
12
Curating the Ephemeral
How do you exhibit work by artists whose main point is rejecting museums and galleries?
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Image of Jordan Carter
Related classes:
Class of 2012, Class of 2020
Jan, 2022
10

Sara D’Apolito Dworkin and Harrison Avart were married on Sept. 4. They were married at Grounds for Sculpture (N.J.) surrounded by their family and friends and many fellow Brown alumni.


Sara D'Apolito Dworkin ’10 wedding photo
Jan, 2022
09

Sonia Russo graduated from Emerge Colorado’s six-month-long candidate training program, which trains Democratic women to run for office. She was touched to have the support of several of her classmates, including Lisa Arias ’07, David Berliner, Kate Stoughton Berliner, Ojus Doshi ’08, Christopher Mun ’08, Ravi Ramanathan, and Sam Terman. Sonia was also listed in the American Bar Association’s 2021 “On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers” list and launched a podcast for the ABA called “Young Lawyer Rising” in April 2021, one episode of which featured Ravi Ramanathan. She’s currently training to run the 2021 Denver Colfax Marathon, which will be her second marathon. She hopes Brown classmates will be in touch if they’re in Denver.

Jan, 2022
06

Christopher M. Elias published his first book, Gossip Men: J. Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, and the Politics of Insinuation, in the spring of 2021. He currently serves as assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo.

Jan, 2022
04

Paul Kowalski wrote to say that his film, Paper Tiger, was released Aug. 24, 2021, nationwide. The trailer is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/gHSje7ZoPVM and more information about the film is available on Wikipedia. For more about Paul, check out paulkowalski.com/bio.

Jan, 2022
04

Alina Engelman received tenure and promotion to associate professor of public health at California State University, East Bay. She also received a campus-wide outstanding researcher award. An article she first-authored about COVID-19 and food insecurity in the deaf community in Public Health Reports was tweeted by the CDC as part of its daily credible health and safety updates.

Jan, 2022
02

Heather Nickerson, along with Ellen Goodwin, publicly launched their web and app based platform, Artifcts.com, in August 2021. Artifcts enables people to capture, preserve, and share the meaning and stories behind the objects in their lives. They would love to see some fellow Brown alums visit Artifcts and share their stories from College Hill.

Jan, 2022
97
Asymmetrical Beauty
Sarah Ruhl ’97, ’01 MFA, on her decade-long struggle with facial palsy
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Image of Sarah Ruhl by Rick Loomis
Related classes:
Class of 1997, GS Class of 2001
Jan, 2022
95

Anne Ryan writes: “My debut novel, Christmas by the Book, was published by Penguin Putnam in October 2021. It’s a heartwarming story about a couple who run a bookshop in the Cotswolds that has fallen upon hard times.”

 

Jan, 2022
94
In the news

Yale News reported that Jennifer Richeson ’94, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed by the Biden Administration to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The panel advises the president and the White House on issues related to science, technology, education, and innovation policy. Jennifer was one of 30 leaders in science and technology to be named to the council. She is director of the Social Perception and Communications Lab at Yale and the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship.

Jan, 2022
93

Samantha Barlow Martinez writes: “During the 2020 quarantine, my old friend Professor Michael Maslanka at UNT Dallas College of Law invited me to co-author a law school textbook with him. Many months later, we finished Experiencing Employment Discrimination Law, published by West Academic Publishing in 2021. It is a departure from traditional textbooks and teaches practical day-to-day skills for litigators in this subject area. I continue to practice labor and employment law in the Houston area. I tried to convince my kids to apply to Brown, but they both wanted to be University of Texas Longhorns.”

Jan, 2022
92

William McCormick had his latest novel released Sept. 14. The international financial thriller, KGB Banker, was cowritten with whistleblower John Christmas (Dartmouth College ’90) and published by Milford House Press. Learn more about William’s writing at williamburtonmccormick.com.

Jan, 2022
91

Sidney Trantham started a new position as associate professor of practice in the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology (CDEP) department in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College this fall.


Sidney Trantham ’91 photo of himself
Jan, 2022
90
Songs of Survival
Arn Chorn-Pond’s flute-playing literally saved his life in a child labor camp in his native Cambodia. Now he helps other children of war and brings once-banned music back to rural villages.
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portrait of Arn Chorn Pond playing the flute
Jan, 2022
90
Seeking Global Stories
Keeping pace with 10,000 alums outside the U.S.
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image of Arn Chorn Pond in Cambodia
Jan, 2022
90

Michelle Diffenderfer, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., president and shareholder, was elected Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER). An active member of the section for more than 25 years, her leadership within ABA SEER began as a committee vice chair in 2002. Since then, she has held various leadership positions within the organization, including education officer, budget officer, secretary, and most recently vice chair and chair-elect. She will serve a one-year term. She writes: “I am excited and honored to be named chair of the section. I grew up as an environmental lawyer in SEER and am thrilled to be able to give back to the section that provided me with mentoring, leadership experience, and so many friends through the years. My priorities include bringing us back together again in person at conferences to exchange information and ideas about environment, energy, and natural resources laws. I am also excited to continue the section’s work on diversity, inclusion, and equity for all our members and helping our section implement ABA’s Environmental Justice Resolution.” 

Jan, 2022
89
Can School Buses Go Electric?
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Image of Electric School Bus
Jan, 2022
89
The Malaria Hunter
A Brown pathology professor may have developed a revolutionary new approach to battling one of the world’s deadliest diseases
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portrait of Jonathan Kurtis ’89, ’95, ’96MD
Jan, 2022
89

Jeff Stewart writes: “Breakaway Partners was acquired by Komodo Health. What is interesting is the high concentration of Brown folks on the Breakaway side! There is Andrew Laubscher ’07 (married to Amanda Puffer ’05, ’08 ScM), PJ Santoro ’04, and myself (married to Karen Steinig ’91, parent to two sons ’20 and ’24). Also on our team are Andrew Coggins ’18 and Dylan Groos ’19. A nice ‘conclusion’ to a gathering of several Brunonians across a few decades.” 

Jan, 2022
89

Ravi Chandra writes: “My debut documentary won ‘Best Film (Festival Director’s Award)’ at the 2021 Cannes Independent Film Festival and is now available to stream on Vimeo. ‘The Bandaged Place: From AIDS to COVID and Racial Justice’ is about grief, rage, identity, and meaning in this difficult time and features stories of three Asian American men: myself, poet/artist Truong Tran, and analyst/artist QiRe Ching. Find it at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bandagedplace.”

Jan, 2022
88

Lisa Mullins Marchiano published Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself. This book, a powerful chronicling of and deep-dive into the fairy tales and archetypes that shape our experiences of—and relations to—mothers and motherhood, is already heading into its second printing with its publisher (Sounds True), while it continues to receive increasing amounts of critical acclaim. In addition to this authorship, Marchiano is enjoying a successful career as a Jungian analyst & LCSW in private practice in Philadelphia, where she also teaches and is the creator and cohost of the This Jungian Life podcast.

Jan, 2022
87

Katherine Oxnard Ellis writes: “My short story, ‘Cabin,’ won Honorable Mention (second prize) in this year’s december magazine Curt Johnson Prose Awards, having appeared in the November 2021 issue under my pen name: K.W. Oxnard. After submitting to literary contests for more than 30 years, I’m thrilled to have finally won $500 and be featured alongside the other winners (two in fiction, two in nonfiction). My husband, Blake Ellis (Sewanee ’89), and I are now empty nesters, having sent our son Drew off to Vanderbilt University and given away the last of four lockdown chickens. Our daughter Jax is a senior at Bryn Mawr College and hopes to head to Kazakhstan after graduation. I’m still flipping houses with my brother Tom Oxnard (University of Georgia ’05) and also acquiring rental properties around Savannah, Georgia. The biggest family news is that my sister Robbie Oxnard Bent (Barnard College ’87) and her husband Dave Bent (Duke University ’86) just bought a house around the corner from us and plan to spend seven to eight months of the year in Savannah. We’re amassing quite the little family enclave in the SAV, which is fun and makes pandemic socializing a bit less stressful. Here’s to the medical miracle of vaccines, herd immunity, and the end of the COVID crisis worldwide in 2022.”

Jan, 2022
86
In the news

Brett Messing ’86 and Anthony Scaramucci will serve as portfolio managers for the newly launched First Trust SkyBridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy Exchange-Traded Fund, reports Business Wire. The fund will invest at least 80 percent of its net assets in crypto industry companies. The portfolio managers are jointly responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund.

Jan, 2022
83

Carl Weinberg published his second book, Red Dynamite: Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism. It shows how conservative Christians have used anticommunism to demonize Darwin. Carl writes: “I look forward to conversations sparked by the book, which is available from Cornell Press as a free download and a paperback.”

Jan, 2022
83

Bob Lincoln published his first book, Night Tour.  He writes: “It’s a story of my experiences with the North Providence Fire Dept.and gives an inside look at what it’s like to be a firefighter/EMT. But more than that, it’s a fundraiser; my share of the proceeds goes to the Shriners Hospitals for Children who run the burn units in Boston and elsewhere, and also treat a number of illnesses and conditions that children encounter. The book is available at BarnesandNoble.com. I can be contacted at bob.lincoln@verizon.net.”

Jan, 2022
83

Simon Key writes: “After 27 years of building my company into the preeminent provider of software to forensic laboratories around the world, I’ve sold it and am an employee once again! For the past 15 years, I’ve split my time between homes in Arizona and the Big Island of Hawaii with Kerry Key, my wife of 34 years. I stay close to my two sons and two grandchildren and rebuild/repair classic British cars in my spare time. If you are ever in Arizona or Hawaii, I can provide local knowledge at the reasonable rate of a single beer.”

Jan, 2022
82

Anne Gorsuch writes: “Inspired by my history major at Brown, I had 25 deeply satisfying years working as a historian of the Soviet Union and as an academic leader at the University of British Columbia. Curious about how to better support deeper meaning, more perspective, and clearer purpose for myself and others, I also trained as an integral coach. I took early retirement to open a coaching practice: https://www.annegorsuch.com.”

Jan, 2022
81
In the news

Brian T. Moynihan ’81, CEO of Bank of America, hosted this year’s Latino Corporate Directors Association Convening in New York. Launched in October 2016, LCDA’s inaugural convening has become the most prominent gathering of U.S. Latinos at the highest levels of corporate leadership.The event brings more than 130 CEOs and C-suite executives to discuss boardroom issues, particularly the business case for board diversity and inclusion. Three corporations that have two or more U.S. Latinos on their boards received awards, including Regional Management Corp., where Peter Knitzer ’80 serves as president and CEO.

Jan, 2022
80

David LaFontaine writes: “This past year I piloted a course entitled ‘LGBT Themes in Literature’ at Massasoit Community College, where I have taught full-time in the English department for 25 years. This course is the first literature course devoted to this topic to be offered in any state college in Massachusetts. I decided to focus on classic authors whose sexuality served as a source of creative inspiration in their writing. Beginning with the sonnets of Shakespeare and concluding with the poetry of Mary Oliver, the course encourages students to utilize literature as a way to learn about and validate the experiences and history of LGBTQ people. Authors such as Lorraine Hansberry and
Carson McCullers are beginning to be understood more fully in terms of their sexuality. This is an exciting time in education for research and teaching pertaining to diversity. I welcome hearing from anyone who would enjoy learning more about the course and viewing the materials.”

Jan, 2022
80

Sandra Bromberg Eskin joined the Biden-Harris Administration in March as Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A 1984 graduate of U.C. Hastings College of Law, she has worked on product safety and labeling issues, with a focus on food safety, for a range of consumer advocacy organizations since the1990s.

Jan, 2022
79

Jeffrey Graham writes: “I’m honored to be class vice president for the foreseeable future. I’m in touch with Jay McCulloch, who is teaching a memoir class in France, and I’ll be an attendee again in January of her Todos Santos Writers Workshop. I’m advisory board chair for the Center for Council (centerforcouncil.org), led by Jared Seide ’85, working for social and criminal justice through programs in prisons; law enforcement agencies; social service, nonprofit, and community-based organizations; schools; and private companies. Three Brown undergrads interned this summer and one continues with the work. They did great.”

Related classes:
Class of 1979, Class of 1985
Jan, 2022
79

RSG 3-D, founded by Ken Calligar, is quickly becoming seen as the leading building material for disaster resilience and energy efficiency, Ken writes. The company won the National Association of Home Builders 2020 Global Innovation Award for Leadership Product. It has been featured on FOX, CNBC, and CNN, and in TIME magazine and the Wall Street Journal. RSG 3-D buildings have survived California wildfires and hundreds of hurricanes. Projects range from the Four Seasons resort to multifamily and suburban homes. The company also offers the only disaster-resilient accessory dwelling units in North America and homeless shelters called “eco-modules.”

Jan, 2022
78
The Brown Planet
Two upcoming NASA missions to Venus are led by Brown-educated scientists.
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Conceptual illustration of Venus by NASA
Jan, 2022
77

Seth Jackson signed a deal with independent label Recursion Records. His music can be found online at all major streaming platforms under the name Seth Hilary Jackson.

Jan, 2022
77
In the news

Dr. Howard Frumkin ’77, professor emeritus of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has joined the Trust for Public Land as a senior vice president. He will lead the establishment of an institute focused on advancing solutions to society’s biggest challenges through parks and public lands using research, data analysis, innovation, and public support. He is the author of more than 300 scientific journals, chapters, and books, including textbooks on general environmental health, planetary health, and the built environment.

Jan, 2022
76

Sandy Posa, cofounder and CEO of Force of Nature, was featured in INC. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.” Force of Nature, an environmentally friendly cleaning and sanitizing product, was ranked #405. See page 148 in the September 2021 issue.

Jan, 2022
76

Peter Hollmann ’79 MD, chief medical officer at Brown, was appointed to lead the American Geriatrics Society, a national society of 6,000 healthcare professionals across the United States. The one-year term ends in 2022.

Related classes:
Class of 1976, MD Class of 1979
Jan, 2022
75

Marcia Spindell Lentz writes: “I have moved from the East Side of Providence to Kettle Point development. As I told my close friends, I’ve moved from a 100+-year-old house to a brand new condo supporting my mantra/motto of making my life happy and simple. As I’ve driven around Brown, there’s a lot going on in that area—a lot of development… Awesome! It’s not quite the Brown that we attended. However, it is still a wonderful school and I have the honor of being one of its graduates. Thank you to all who helped make it some wonderful years.”

Jan, 2022
74

Dick Wingate married his longtime girlfriend Renée Mandis on Aug. 26 at the Foundry in New York City. They were thrilled to have their combined families at the event, as well as Steve Meredith and Jim Zisson. Dick continues to operate DEV Advisors, a media and entertainment consulting firm, and Renee is cofounder of WSAA, a Westport, Conn., advertising agency. They live in Weston, Conn.

Jan, 2022
74

Jay Davis writes: “I am retiring from the practice of law after 31 years, the last six years primarily representing children in foster care and juvenile delinquents. From 1999 to 2015, I was a Pennington County public defender. I spent seven years with Legal Services and two years in private practice before that. Trite to say that ‘we’ll travel more’ since we’ve traveled just fine anyway. Still active in the local Democratic Party and the Sierra Club, among other things. Still living in Rapid City, South Dakota.”

Jan, 2022
74

Brad Cruickshank writes: “Although I’m still running my diversified construction company here in Atlanta, I am traveling once again. I am saddle-sore from six days horseback riding in the Bridger Wilderness in Wyoming. We camped at 9,200 feet and rode out to fish various high mountain lakes each day—up to 10,200 feet. Next month, my wife Denise and I will return to Los Barriles on Mexico’s East Cape for blue marlin, sailfish, and tuna, as well as an ATV tour into the desert.”

Jan, 2022
73

Vic Weinstein writes, “I’m in my final year as chairman of Ashley River Ob/Gyn as I plan on retiring in June 2022. I’ve had a wonderful rewarding career and will miss my practice and patients but it’s time to move on. I have been collecting antique perfume bottles since 1981. For about the past 25 years I have concentrated exclusively on English cameo bottles, which were produced only from about 1880 to 1905. Working with two friends from the International Perfume Bottle Association, Barbara Miller and Gayle Syers, I authored the book English Cameo Perfume Bottles, published in 2021. It is definitely a niche publication but is a lovely coffee table book with a chapter on the history and technique of cameo glass production and images of more than 350 bottles. With COVID we’ve sold exclusively through eBay or by contacting me at vweinsteincameo@gmail.com.”

Jan, 2022
73

Charlie Terry writes: “I retired from both work and playing rugby two years ago, though I may recant on the rugby, body willing. I am living full-time on Cape Cod with Nancy, life partner of 47 years. Nancy, my dog, and Liz and Emily, do their best at keeping me grounded, as I still try to figure out the meaning of life. (Wasn’t that the MOT course that gave the credit that allowed me to actually graduate?) Happy to connect: cterry@aol.com.”

Jan, 2022
69

Joe Petteruti, past class president, has written and published A Night She’d Remember. It is the true story of Joe’s grandmother, a Titanic survivor, and includes many wonderful family pictures. It was published by class officer Thelma Austin and her company, My Family Voices.

Jan, 2022
68

Carl Smith, Franklyn Bliss Snyder professor of English and American Studies and professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University, published Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City with Grove Atlantic. 

Jan, 2022
67

Ricker Winsor writes: “I still teach full-time in China and Japan. I am a permanent expat in Indonesia with my Chinese wife, Jovita, and two dogs, Sniper and Nana. We have a three-year-old grandson, Auron, who is a lucky boy. Most of what I have done is on my author page at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00GU143TW or my blog: rickerw.com.”

Jan, 2022
67

Sharon Drager writes: “Commencement is scheduled for May 29, 2022, and your class officers and reunion committee are already planning for our 55th that weekend. Look out for further information as we get closer to the date. You can expect updates via email, so please be sure that Brown has your correct address. We also encourage you to visit the private Brown class of ’67 page on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in May.”

Jan, 2022
67

Louise Vitiello Burroughs writes: “Mel (my husband of 52 years) and I just moved to a new home in Whispering Woods, an over-55 community in Middletown, Delaware, where we are just three miles from our daughter Rachel and her family (Dr. Greg Cannon, her daughters Brooklyn and Hazel, his son and daughter, and their three gorgeous ragdoll cats). This is the first new house we have ever lived in and we are enjoying its proximity to family and to woods, as well as its ease of living with all essentials on one floor. Our son Nathan ’00 lives with his wife Meaghan Benante Burroughs and their three children (Ava, Myles, and Preston) in Madison, New Jersey. Ava is a freshman at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, where she is on the crew team and has been cast with a speaking/singing role in the school play. During the COVID crisis we developed the ability to work remotely and so Mel and I are still able to work full-time. I work as senior vice president for development for CSMI, LLC, a charter school consulting company in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Mel works for Chester Community Charter School. I hope to attend our 55th reunion in May 2022. I missed our 50th because I had been in a car accident earlier in the spring. I am mostly healed from that trauma but will work out this winter to be ready to walk up College Hill.”

Related classes:
Class of 1967, Class of 2000
Jan, 2022
67

The Reunion Committee reports: “It's time to start planning to attend our 55th reunion, which will be held the last weekend in May (27-30, 2022) along with graduation. Once the class officers clear our planned activities with the University, we will inform you so you can make your plans. Watch for Bravo announcements, but most importantly, hold the date and prepare to come! Remember to pay your class dues: $67 or more, if you like, since this is what we use to cover our expenses while planning the event. Copy the URL into your browser bar to pay your dues: http://brown.edu/go/Class-of-1967-Dues.”

Jan, 2022
65

Henry D. Anderson writes: “After 38 years in Gaithersburg, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., my wife Gail and I moved to Cornelius, North Carolina, a suburb of fast growing Charlotte, in March 2020. This was a challenging move for us because we moved the first week of the pandemic shutdown and also brought my wife’s 100-year-old mother with us. But we made it and are enjoying being close to our two children and their families, who live in the area and provided the reason for selecting this locale. We live in an over-55 active adult community. There are lots of activities to keep us busy and we enjoy taking our grandchildren to the pool. We have gotten our COVID vaccines and so far have avoided getting the virus. We are looking forward to the time when we can travel again. I retired as a senior engineer from Lockheed Martin in 2010. I spent a good part of my career working on the control system for GPS so it’s very gratifying to see how widely used it has become.”

Jan, 2022
64

Paul Goldberg writes: “We live full-time in a motorhome since I retired as a financial planner in 2012. We are ‘bicoastal,’ with children in California and Virginia. We spend a lot of time in the spaces in between. In addition to traveling in all 50 states, we also traveled much of the world when we could. Since COVID-19 we have been in weekly Zoom meetings with David Lovenheim (he and I went to grade school and high school as well), David London, and Toby Parker London ’65. The other two women did not attend Brown, but my wife, Ann Carol, was in grade school with us. If anyone would like to meet, our route is always flexible—avoiding cold and snow in the winter is paramount.”

Jan, 2022
63

Martha McCauley Anderson, Barbara Smith Langworthy and Bill Silverman write that along with Norm Alt, Carter Booth, Jennifer Ketay Brock, Glenn Cashion, Elaine Piller Congress, Dewey Moser ’64, Bob Phillips, Ernst Rothe, and Bill Van Ness, they attended a celebration of the life of Dayton Carr [Obituaries, November-December 2020] on Sept. 30 at the New York Yacht Club. “On September 30, classmates, colleagues, family, and friends of Dayton Carr gathered in the famous Model Room at the New York Yacht Club, where Dayton was a trustee for six years, to celebrate his life after his passing on April 7, 2020. Other Class of ’63 members, and alums from other classes, joined the celebration on closed circuit television. Glenn Cashion spoke about Dayton’s activities at Brown, including Dayton’s term as Commodore of the Brown Sailing Club following his friend, another distinguished Brown sailor, Ted Turner. Glenn recounted, among other collegial efforts, how Dayton hosted classmates on his yacht in Newport, where he was active in the Preservation Society of Newport County. Brown was included in Dayton’s many philanthropic interests. Contributions in memory of Dayton may be made to the Brown University Class of 1963 National Scholarship. It was clear from all the various speakers that Dayton was a Renaissance man who was loved and respected and was ever true to Brown and the Class of ’63. He is happily remembered and celebrated
by his classmates.”

Jan, 2022
62

Judy Wessells writes: “The good news is that I wake up each day instead of the alternative. I’ve been looking forward to a high school reunion in Hawaii—if we are allowed to travel.”

Jan, 2022
62

George Wales writes from Tucson, Arizona: “Unfortunately, health issues preclude my attendance at our 60th reunion. Some local good news: both daughters, Katie ’90 and Lauren ’90, live nearby here. Also, Katie married her longtime partner, Erika. Much happiness all around. Son Herrick continues as a special ed teacher in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He’s eyeing retirement out here in three years. I shall miss greeting my classmates in person.”

Related classes:
Class of 1962, Class of 1990

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