The University of Chicago Magazine October 1995
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John W. Castle, JD'60, chair and CEO of Castle BancGroup of DeKalb, received the Northern Illinois University alumni association's Francis R. Geigle outstanding-service award in May. Edna E. Heatherington, SB'60, is president of the Baltimore chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute until July. Arthur H. Peterson, AB'60, was sworn in this spring as a member of the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct, which handles complaints against and discipline of state judges and justices.

61 Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

Roger Axford, AM'49, PhD'61, president of the Tactile Museum for the Blind and Visually Impaired, reports that some of the museum's sculpture was displayed at the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix in February and March. Lorens Q. Brynestad, JD'61, was named a leading attorney by his peers as a result of a statewide survey of Minnesota lawyers. Brynestad was nominated in the real-estate law category. William R. Hawkins, X'61, retired after 34 years as a YMCA director. He and his wife, Francia Kozelka Hawkins, X'61, have designed and built a new home at Hemlock Farms in Pennsylvania. They plan to spend time traveling and hiking in the U.S. and Canada. Max R. Liberles, AB'61, has retired from the Illinois Union of Social Service Employees, Local 2000, after 29 years, the last 22 as president. Quadruple-bypass surgery in 1991 contributed to his decision to retire. He and his wife, Karen Collins Liberles, AM'64, recently moved from Chicago to Cape Coral, FL, where Max finished his first singles-tennis season in a USTA league with a 6-4 record. He is restoring his 1963 Morgan and considering taking up the trumpet again and entering law school. In 1991, John Mills, SB'61, took a sabbatical leave from the University of California at San Francisco to spend time at the Hall Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. While there he was recruited to run the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, a Melbourne institute that focuses on HIV, AIDS, hepatitis and children's respiratory infections. Mills writes, "Australia is fantastic, and classmates are always welcome to visit." Stephan H. Potemkin, AB'61, has been working for the U.S. Census Bureau for 33 years as a computer programmer. His E-mail address is potemkin@ Betty Jones Williams, AM'61, was promoted to senior vice president of United Charities, a family-service agency in Chicago.


Virginia Kennick Beattie Emery, AB'62, PhD'82, an associate professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth, is mentioned in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World. Her most recent book is Dementia: Presentation, Differential Diagnoses, and Nosology (Johns Hopkins University Press). Ira J. Fistell, AB'62, JD'64, is still with KABC talk radio, but is now working the 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. slot. "I've also been doing some teaching-one of my private classes, which includes a number of Hollywood personalities, was described in Vanity Fair last fall," he writes. He and wife Tonda celebrated their 17th anniversary in August. Robert E. Marlin, MBA'62, a poet, photographer, and artist, bought a racehorse named Daddy's Girl who runs in Grand Island, NE, where Marlin lives. Douglas D. McBroom, AB'62, JD'65, practices law in Seattle, while his wife, Judith Hall McBroom, AM'65, is executive director of a nonprofit organization that promotes public education in Washington state. Youngest daughter Maurin is a second-year student in the Law School, and their oldest daughter is working toward becoming a nurse practitioner at Case Western Reserve University.


Alfred S. Altschul, MBA'63, is executive vice president and CFO of A.Epstein and Sons International, an architectural, engineering, and construction company. Mark D. Coburn, AB'63, will be retiring in 1996 after 25 "happy but frenetic years of teaching English at Fort Lewis College, in the mountains of southwest Colorado." He looks forward to reading, writing, traveling, and possibly writing another book-Terrible Innocence, his book on General Sherman, was published in 1993. Ira Finegold, SM'63, MD'63, is president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Eliot A. Landau, AB'63, president of the Chicago Philatelic Society, competed in the World Series of Philately for the fourth time in August 1994. He is writing books on Lincoln in philately and the U.S. Registry system. John Opie, AM'61, PhD'63, a distinguished professor and director of the graduate program in environmental-policy studies at New Jersey Institute of Technol- ogy, has written three books-his latest, Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land, won the American Society for Environmental History's 1994 George Perkins Marsh prize. Writes Opie, "My favorite pastimes are going to choral concerts in New York City where my wife, Barbara, sings; sailing a boat on Lake Michigan along the Indiana Dunes; landscape photography; and getting lost while hiking in southern Utah's Escalante wilderness." Richard W. Schei-mann, PhD'63, retired from the parish ministry in 1987 and lives in Valparaiso, IN. He translates and interprets German church records of the 18th and 19th centuries, specializing in the records of Westphalia. S. Susan Staves, AB'63, began a second term as English-department chair at Brandeis University this fall and is writing a book on women writers, 1660-1780.


James L. Baillie, AB'64, JD'67, was named a leading attorney by his peers in a statewide survey of Minnesota lawyers. Baillie was nominated in the bankruptcy- and workout-law category. David P. Buchmueller, MBA'64, president and CEO of Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, became District 2 trustee of the Texas Hospital Association board of trustees in June. Jan H. Finder, SM'64, retired as education, career, and guidance counselor at the Army Education Center at Fort Drum, NY. He lives in Albany and writes, "Taking a course in computers and will begin a program in auto mechanics in the fall. My exercise program is coming along. Love the aerobic classes. Bought a new '95 Saturn. Ciao & teggeddizzi!" Karen Collins Liberles, AM'64, see 1961, Max R. Liberles. Don H. Mergler, MBA'64, was reelected for a third year as chair of the board of Sheltered Workshop in Altavista, GA. He and wife Martha continue to work in their flower gardens and hayfields. Frank H. Resnik, MBA'64, is vice chair of Medline Industries, a health-care products manufacturer and distributor. Michael B. Watson, SB'64, X'68, is vice president of development with the Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago. Robert L. Wokler, AB'64, reader in the history of political thought at the University of Manchester, is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.


Kwadwo Asafo Akwawuah, MBA'65, writes that the 1994 selection of Jack Fuller, Chicago Tribune publisher, to the U of C Board of Trustees, reminds him of his U of C days, when he was president of the Ghana Students Association of the Americas. Organizing a press confererence in 1965 to help remove Ghana's dictator, Akwawuah was helped by the Tribune's Washington, DC, editor. He writes, "I am elated, therefore, to have another connection to the Chicago Tribune, whose journalistic leadership will contribute immensely" to the University's worldwide scholarly leadership. Mahendra P. Jamuar, PhD'65, heads Patna University's department of zoology in Bihar, India. Paul D. P. Lipsitt, PhD'65, is on the board of directors of Greater Boston Rehabilitation Services, a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities find jobs. Judith Hall McBroom, AM'65, see 1962, Douglas D. McBroom.

66 Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

Susan N. Horowitz, AB'66, presented a seminar titled "Power of Critical (and Playful) Thinking: Manage Anger, Cope with Criticism, Turn Failure into Success" to American Express and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She also does a cabaret show of original songs and comedy, Single, Married, & Miss-Demeanor, at corporate parties, fund-raisers, and special events. Marie L. K. Lally, AM'66, teaches English at the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, a preparatory school. Husband Tim teaches English at the University of South Alabama and daughter Nicole is a student at the University of Southern Mississippi. Bob Levey, AB'66, was named 1994's best Washington, DC, talk-show host by Achievement in Radio, an industry group. He has also been with the Washington Post for 28 years and a daily columnist for 14 years. Marjorie Mazen Smith, AB'66, AM'67, left her position with the Legal Aid Society in May to form a law firm, Englander and Smith, with offices in Tappan, NY, and New York City.


Christine K. Cassel, AB'67, a former U of C professor of medicine, now chair of the geriatrics and adult-development department at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians. When she assumes office in April 1996, she will be the first female president in the organization's history. Charles E. ("Chuck") Ebeling, X'67, is assistant vice president of corporate communications for McDonald's. Michael L. Klowden, AB'67, a U of C trustee, recently left the L.A. office of the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to become vice chair of the board of Jefferies Group, a holding company whose principal subsidiaries conduct securities brokerage and investment-banking activities. His wife, Patricia Doede Klowden, AB'67, had her first solo show of paintings, "By Hand: Works on Paper," at the Back on Broadway Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, in June and July. Ronald S. ("Ron") Nietupski, MBA'67, recently received the Coleman Foundation/DePaul University inventor/invention of the year award for his product QUIT'M, an inhaler that contains a formulated concentration of a common food flavorant that makes cigarettes taste bad. Eugene Zeffren, SM'65, PhD'67, is senior vice president of Helene Curtis North America and president of Helene Curtis U.S.A.


Danny J. Boggs, JD'68, writes that daughter Rebecca won a Rhodes Scholarship-as did her fiance-and is spending two years at Oxford studying modern English literature. Dennis H. Chookaszian, MBA'68, CEO of the Chicago-based CNA Insurance Companies, was elected to the Northwestern Memorial Corporation's board of directors in January. He chairs the board. Dante J. Lanzetta, Jr., AM'68, is mayor of Birmingham, MI, for 1994-95. He was also mayor in 1987-88. Vincent K. Pollard, AM'68, who is specializing in comparative politics and international relations at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, received a Fulbright grant to do dissertation research in the Philippines. Sylvia Jones Turner, AM'68, chair of Rancho Santiago College's dance department, received the college's 1994-95 distinguished faculty award. Edward P. Vargo, AM'64, PhD'68, is deputy dean of the arts faculty at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand.


David F. Barone, AB'69, is director of academic affairs in the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Martin Burlingame, PhD'69, holder of the MAPCO endowed chair at Oklahoma State University, also chairs the MAPCO Leadership Institute, which deals with educational-policy issues. Gail Durham Hasbrouck, AM'69, is vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Advocate Health Care, based in Oak Brook. Byron E. Starns, JD'69, was named a leading attorney by his peers in a statewide survey of Minnesota lawyers. Starns was nominated in the environmental and natural-resources law category.

Within Class News:

  • Preserving Camelot: Bradley Gerratt, AM'79, MBA'79 directs the John F. Kennedy Library.
  • Smaller, Freer, Better: Deborah Meier, AM'55 helped found a new inner city high school in New York.

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