The University of Chicago Magazine October 1995
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Marjorie Edison Barclay, AB'80, MBA'84, see 1979, Richard D. Barclay. Katharine L. Bensen, AB'80, became a partner of Schiff Hardin & Waite in January. She concentrates her practice in public, corporate, and securities law. Lorayne M. Dollet, AM'74, MBA'80, is vice president of the Hay Group, a consulting firm. In July 1994, Nathan T. Funk, AB'80, received his professional engineering license from the commonwealth of Virginia. Ralph P. Locke, AM'74, PhD'80, is a professor of musciology at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. The editor-in-chief of Journal of Musicological Research and senior editor of Eastman Studies in Music, Locke was elected to the American Musicological Society's board of directors this year. Shawn S. Magee, AM'80, is an associate in the real-estate practice group of the Chicago law firm Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz. Thomas H. Ryan, AB'80, and wife Susan announce the March 11 birth of daughter Miranda Rose. Ryan's E-mail address is Daniel E. Wolf, AB'80, and wife Anne announce the June 1 birth of daughter Katherine Anne, who joins siblings Ben and Rachel.

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Gregory A. Finnegan, AM'81, is associate librarian for public services and head of reference at Harvard's Tozzer Library, a leading anthropology library. Mark R. Gavens, MBA'81, is senior vice president of corporate operations for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Amy E. Gedrich, AM'81, see 1979, Jonathan C. Fox. Bryn Walstrom Lerud, AM'81, see 1982, Theodore K. Lerud. Carlos G. Rizowy, AM'75, PhD'81, the honorary consul of Uruguay in Chicago, announces the April 20, 1994, birth of daughter Michal Evie, who joined siblings Yael Deborah and Brian Isaac. He continues to specialize in international law and foreign policy with GM&A International Attorneys and Business Counselors.


G. Thomas Curtis, MBA'82, is vice president of finance at Therapeutic Antibodies, a Nashville-based research firm. Cheryl Feuer Gedzelman, AB'82, and husband Michael run a home-based business called Tutoring for Success in northern Virginia. After ten years as a technical writer with Unisys Corporation, Jeffrey J. Haas, AB'82, left to pursue a career as a technical-communications consultant. Now working with MCI Business Services in Atlanta, Haas lives with wife Melissa, daughter Carrie, and a cocker spaniel named Blackie. Michael S. Jurkash, AB'82, and Carole Randolph Jurkash, AB'82, announce the April 7 birth of son Michael Charles. Theodore K. Lerud, AM'74, PhD'82, is an English professor, department chair, and coordinator of the writing-across-the-curriculum program at Elmhurst College. His book, Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States, was published by the U of C Press last year. In January, Lerud traveled to England with a group of students. He lives in Elmhurst with wife Bryn Walstrom Lerud, AM'81, and their sons: Karl, 10; Andrew, 8; and Michael, 2. William S. Noakes, Jr., AM'81, JD'82, was named one of 40 outstanding leaders under age 40 in the September 26, 1994, edition of Crain's Detroit Business. Seth F. Oppenheimer, AB'82, is a tenured associate professor in the mathematics and statistics department at Mississippi State University. His wife, Bonnie Sprankle Oppenheimer, MAT'79, splits her teaching time between Starkville High School and East Mississippi Community College-Columbus Air Force Base.

Douglas R. Pappas, AB'82, divides his time between "practicing law in New York and traveling the backroads of America." He recently published The Great American Road Trip Guide and Planner, a hypertext guide to over 500 tourist attractions across the country, and has been named chair of the business-of-baseball committee of the Society for American Baseball Research. Timothy J. Rolfe, SM'76, PhD'82, is a tenured associate professor of computer science at Dakota State University. In April, he presented a paper on optimizations at the Small Colleges Computing Symposium. Rolfe adds that he "remains unpartnered," and has followed his interest in voice by singing with church and local choirs and presenting recitals at Dakota State University. His home-page URL is: Jon T. Sumida, AM'74, PhD'82, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, was appointed a 1995-96 fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research project is "The Neptune Factor: Navies and Naval Power, 1889-1989." David J. Zarfes, AB'82, AM'83, was appointed associate general counsel and tax counsel of Cap Gemini America. He remains of counsel to the law firm Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and is resident in the firm's New York City and Washington, DC, offices.


Joann P. Baney, AB'83, and husband Philip announce the December 19 birth of son William Joseph. Baney teaches management communications at Columbia's Graduate School of Business, while Philip is doing bankruptcy litigation at Kramer Levin in New York. Gregory V. Bell, AB'83, graduated from law school in 1993 and was sworn into the federal bar later that year. In January, he joined the Chicago law firm Gillio & Associates, which concetrates in representing management in labor, employment, education, and administrative matters. Rosemary Caruk Bell, AB'83, has worked at the policy center at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Oak Brook since March 1992. Her work concentrates in technology policy for K-12 education. She can be reached at (E-mail) or 708/218-1049. Donna Camloh Bond, AB'83, AM'84, and Jeffrey M. Bond, AM'81, PhD'92, announce the March 27 birth of their fifth child, Luke Dominic. Donna writes, "Jeff teaches classics in Mountain Lakes, NJ. Donna acts out 'The Mulberry Bush.'" N. Gwyn Cready, AB'83, MBA'86, and husband Lester Pyle announce the April 21 birth of their second child, daughter Cameron. Their son, Wyatt, is 6. Catherine M. De Loughry, AB'83, is program manager of the Pennsylvania Economy League/Western Division.Thomas M. Greiner, AB'83, finished his Ph.D. in 1994 and is "gainfully employed teaching anatomy at the New York Chiropractic College."

Richard H. Heyn, SB'83, writes, "Since January, I have moved to Norway, gotten married, and am now employed in my first (real) job as a researcher in formaldehyde-based resins for Dyno Industrier A. S." Harriet A. Robinson, AB'83, is associate director of Yale Law School's career-development office and lives in New Haven with husband Bill; daughter Sarah Winnifred, 2; and Samoyed dog RazzMaTazz. Maris Monitz Rodgon, AM'70, PhD'72, JD'83, is of counsel at the New York office of law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where her practice concentrates on documentation and regulation of derivatives and banking and securities transactions. Emily J. Senay, AB'83, see 1984, Aaron B. Rourke. Beverlee E. Silva, AB'83, AM'83, has joined the Seattle litigation group of the law firm Morrison & Foerster. Barbara R. Thom, AB'83, has a private medical practice in Ganderkesee, a small town in northern Germany. Her medical studies have taken her to Wyler Children's Hospital, Hungary, Berlin, and Heidelberg. "Work now is plentiful and vacation time scarce," Thom writes. She invites classmates to visit.


Hassan Elmasry, AB'84, MBA'87, and wife Rasha announce the April 1, 1994, birth of daughter Danna. They live in suburban Philadelphia, where Elmasry manages institutional pension assets with Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd. Karen G. Karson, MBA'84, is accounting officer for corporate accounting at National City Bank in Cleveland. Ann Durkin Keating, AM'79, PhD'84, an assistant professor of history, received North Central College's Dissinger prize for faculty scholarship for her book Invisible Networks: Exploring the History of Local Utilities and Public Works (Peter Krieger Publishers). Peter D. Kim, SB'84, is a lead engineer at Motorola in Libertyville, IL. His E-mail address is Daniel R. Laurence, AB'84, and wife Anna Marie announce the December 6 birth of daughter Julia.

Terri J. Lavi, AB'85, a trial attorney with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, would like to hear from alumnae in the Washington, DC, area. She lives in Silver Spring, MD, and can be reached at 301/933-0734. Bruce S. Levinson, MBA'84, is chief economist of Federal Focus, a nonprofit, public-policy think tank in Washington, DC. James J. Richerson, MFA'84, oversees exhibition renovation and develops public-outreach programs for the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, Malta. He came to the museum after three years as a Fulbright lecturer at the National Museum of Carthage in Tunisia. Aaron B. Rourke, AB'84, writes, "How about that Emily J. Senay, AB'83? Was I the only one who couldn't sleep in the wee hours of April 19 and saw her on the CBS overnight news? She was interviewed as an [outside medical] expert on the Pap-smear controversy brought to the fore by the criminal indictment of a Wisconsin lab after misread Pap smears contributed to the deaths of at least two women. Good job, Emily!" Keungsuk K. Sexton, AB'84, JD'87, and husband Daniel announce the November 26 birth of son Nicholas Benedict. Jennifer Thurber Willis, AB'84, and husband Chris announce the August 15, 1994, birth of son Daniel Garrett. While taking care of Daniel and his brother, Eric, 3, Willis is finishing her book, tentatively titled The Furniture Sourcebook.


Marcus A. Asner, AB'85, and his fiance, Karen, are moving to New York City this fall to begin legal careers in private practice. He had been clerking for a judge in Wilmington, DE, "after several post-college detours." Asner writes, "I never would've guessed that all those hours of physics lab would lead me to law." Jeff E. Balkan, MBA'85, and Myndee Gomberg Balkan, MBA'86, announce the February 13 birth of their third child, Alexander Charles. Murray D. Becker, AB'85, a radiology resident at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell in June 1993. Becker and Mirah A. Germain, AB'85, live on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Germain is an environmental-program manager at Ogden Projects, a waste-management company in New Jersey. Manuel J. Chaknis, AB'84, an opthalmology resident at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, is "married with one cat and two guinea pigs." Stephanie Falk Denby, AB'85, became a partner of Chicago law firm Schiff Hardin & Waite in January. She concentrates her practice in estate planning and trust administration.

This past winter, David J. Frank, AB'85, received his Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford with a dissertation on global environmentalism. Frank and his partner of nine years, Mark, moved to Cambridge, where Frank just started at Harvard as an assistant professor. Sharon Epstein Heaton, JD'85, is of counsel with the Washington, DC, office of the international law firm Latham & Watkins. Terri J. Lavi, AB'85, see 1984, Terri J. Lavi. Gordon O. Parrish, AB'85, is executive director of the United Republican Fund of Illinois, a political-advocacy group. He was looking forward to seeing old friends from Henderson House at the 1995 reunion. Kenneth E. Volpert, MBA'85, is vice president of fixed income at the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, where he manages Vanguard's bond-index offerings.

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Myndee Gomberg Balkan, MBA'86, see 1985, Jeff E. Balkan. Edward T. Baum, AB'86, see 1987, Victoria I. Jensen. Marcia J. Bunge, AM'79, PhD'86, an assistant professor of religion at Luther College since 1990, received tenure in 1994. Frank H. Feenstra, MBA'86, is a principal of Greenwich Associates, a financial-consulting and research firm in Connecticut. Linda H. Heagy, MBA'86, is managing partner of the Chicago office of Paul Ray Berndtson, an international executive-search and management-consulting firm. Myron A. Mar-cinkowski, MBA'86, is a partner in the valuation-services group of Price Waterhouse. S. Janelle Montgomery, AB'86, MBA'89, is vice president of Grupo Jaremar, a Central American edible-oil processor. She relocated permanently to Honduras and looks forward to having many visitors. Mary K. ("M.K.") Motherwell, AB'86, married Ted Smith, a graduate student in history at the University of Arkansas, in October 1994. The Smiths met at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, where Mary has been education coordinator since 1987. Jura Avizienis, AB'86, Motherwell's U of C roommate, was able to attend the wedding. Lucy Wang, MBA'86, was invited to join HB Playwrights Studio-founded by Herbert Bergdof and Uta Hagen-of which Saul Bellow, X'39, is a board member.


Kathryn J. Carr, AM'82, PhD'87, is a tenured associate professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Alan S. Cullison, AB'87, works in the Moscow bureau of the Associated Press. "If any of you are in town," he writes, "please give me a call and I'll do my best to shield you from the hostility." Navy Lt. Ellen Brown Evanoff, AB'87, received the Navy Commendation Medal for performance while serving as a maintenance officer at Naval Air Station in Barbers Point, HI. She is now assigned to Fighter Squadron 101 in Virginia Beach, VA. Suzanne Markel-Fox, X'87, see 1979, Jonathan C. Fox. Gregory G. Freitag, JD'87, was named a leading attorney by his peers in a statewide survey of Minnesota lawyers. Freitag was nominated in the corporate and finance- and securities-law categories. In May, Arthur C. Gray, AB'87, received his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He will spend a preliminary year in internal medicine at Lutheran General Hospital. Victoria I. Jensen, AB'87, AM'88, is associate director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at California State University, Hayward. Her husband, Edward T. Baum, AB'86, is program director of business renewal at Axiom Managment Consulting, which leaves him little time for golf but enough to brew his own beer. Jensen joined the Berkeley Opera Company's chorus and serves on the board of the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society-the couple's 1891 Queen Anne house should be completed in two to three years. Jensen also notes that her rugby team won the national championship in May 1994.

Elizabeth Kelley, AM'87, spent a few years in Mount Holyoke's admissions office before earning her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She now works for a public-interest law group and is running for Congress from Ohio's 10th district-the Democratic primary is in March. David M. Lee, MBA'87, is a senior vice president of Swiss Bank's capital markets and treasury in Hong Kong. His first child, Kevin Cho-Wen, was born in November. Norman D. Means, AB'87, is completing his residency in pathology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He and wife Tammy announce the January birth of daughter Erica, who joins Nicholas and Nancy. Means extends greetings and welcomes visitors. Terri Y. Montague, AB'87, is vice president of Boston Financial, where she heads the investment-services team. Edward L. Provost, MBA'87, is senior vice president in charge of operations planning for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and is also CEO of the affiliated Cincinnati Stock Exchange. Ann Schlesinger, AB'87, is in her third year of the University of Oregon-Eugene's Ph.D. program in molecular biology. Patricia A. Smiley, AM'77, PhD'87, an assistant professor of biology at Pomona College, recently was granted tenure. Joselyn A. Zivin, AB'87, received her doctorate from Drake University last fall and is now an assistant history professor at Drake.


Farzad H. Alvi, AB'88, received an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1992 and a J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington in December 1994. He now works for the investment bank Marleau, Lemire at its Montreal head office, and would "relish" meeting old acquaintances visiting Montreal. James L. Cambias, AB'88, see 1990, Diane A. Kelly. Edward X. Clinton, Jr., AB'88, a litigation lawyer with Mayer, Brown & Platt, argued his first case in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in January. He joined the firm in 1992 after clerking for a 7th-Circuit Court judge. Sidney C. Courtney, MBA'88, is director of financial planning and analysis for Armco Inc., a Pittsburgh steel producer. Ann W. Joo, AB'88, received master's degrees in management and public health from Yale in May 1994. She now lives in New York City and is an associate at Booz-Allen & Hamilton's health-care practice. Work by Bonita Sennott McLaughlin, MFA'88, was included in the Hyde Park Art Center's "Acts of Creation" exhibit in March. Michael J. Montgomery, AB'88, see 1991, Sari J. Weissman. Daniel J. Tancredi, AB'88, received his M.S. in probability and statistics from the University of Illinois in May. He's now in his seventh year working at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, mostly doing statistical programming.


Elizabeth Haefner Boesen, AB'89, married Paul Haefner Boesen on June 4, 1994. In attendance were Susan E. Rossetti, AB'89; Tamara Kupperman, AB'91; Ami C. Patel, AB'91; Bruce T. Cacho-Negrete, AB'92; and Rosemary Haefner, AB'94. The couple met while working in Europe. After the wedding they spent a year in Beijing before moving to Cambridge, MA. Louis E. Conrad II, MBA'89, is vice president and portfolio manager of National Life Investment Management Company and Sentinel Advisors Company. Jennifer Fortner Fletcher, AB'89, received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Utah in February. She now has a postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology. James A. Glazier, SM'87, PhD'89, is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame. He travels regularly to Ireland and Japan to conduct joint research on biophysics and foams. Lauren C. Heberle, AB'89, and husband Jonathan Lowe celebrate their third anniversary this year. She writes, "Another U of C Bookstore romance succeeds!" Heberle is in her third year of graduate sociology studies at Rutgers, while Lowe is senior trade sales analyst for Little, Brown in New York City. They can be reached by E-mail at or

Anton P. Kast, AB'89, received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley in May. He has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to study polymer dynamics. Pearl H. Klein, AB'89, married Steven L. Campbell on August 6, 1994, on Bainbridge Island, WA. In attendance were Elizabeth K. Brooks, AB'87, MBA'93; Michael Packard, X'88; Thomas A. Mulhern, AB'89; Rachel E. Woolley, AM'93; and Ariana Lloyd Packard, AB'95. Klein, a poet, is teaching and earning an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Washington. Campbell is studying for an M.A.T. in history at UW. David J. Menefee-Libey, AM'82, PhD'89, an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College, recently was granted tenure. Keith V. Moulton, AB'89, has finished an apprenticeship with the Sarasota Opera. Andrew C. Rudalevige, AB'89, married Christine Burns on December 31, 1994, in Lee, MA, the bride's hometown. The wedding party included Mitchell S. Bostian, AB'89; James M. Costello III, AB'89; Robert M. Grimm, AB'89; Matthew Schreiber Wiest, AB'89; and Scott W. Ziegler, AB'91. The couple lives in Watertown, MA, where Andrew is a city councillor. He began doctoral work in Harvard's political-science department in 1994; Christine is chief of staff to the committee on state administration in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Matthew Schreiber Wiest, AB'89, married Sandra Wiest on November 26 at the Martha Mary Chapel in Sudbury, MA. In attendance were Robert E. Schreiber, X'46; Patricia Gain Schreiber, AM'47; Averil Stephenson Schreiber, AB'53; James M. Costello III, AB'89; Andrew C. Rudalevige, AB'89; Scott W. Ziegler, AB'91; and Shirley Y. Pao, AB'92. "Incidentally, I don't recommend moving, finding a new job (teaching high-school English), finishing a degree (master's in education from the University of Illinois), getting married, and having a child (due in January) in the same year," Wiest advises. "As it is, my stress levels are currently being measured by seismologists at Cal Tech. Not that I'm worried." Mary Ann Kalina Winkler, AB'89, senior consultant in the valuation group of Deloitte & Touche, specializes in stock and intangible-asset appraisals for businesses and has been involved with research for litigation-support services.

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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