The University of Chicago Magazine

February 1997

Class News


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David L. Bogetz, MBA'80, and wife Sharon announce the July 8 birth of son Andrew Milton. He joins older brother Sam, 4. Lisa Toner Heffernan, MBA'80, see 1979, Roger Orf. Miriam Shuchman, AB'80, a psychiatrist teaching at SUNY at Buffalo, is a medical commentator for NPR's Sunday Weekend Edition series. She and her husband; their son Daniel, 2; and their golden retriever, 9, live in Buffalo, NY, and Toronto.


Jack S. Dybalski, MBA'81, sends his greetings to old friends from the U of C. Marjorie E. ("Meg") Goldman, AB'81, see 1948, Ralph M. Goldman. Michael D. Goodwin, AB'81, see 1934, Belle Korshak Goldstrich. "For those who said it wouldn't last," Carl R. Tannenbaum, AB'81, MBA'84, and Karen Silvestri Tannenbaum, AB'82, celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary in Downers Grove, IL. Carl is a senior vice president in risk management and economics at LaSalle/ABN AMRO Bank, while Karen is waiting patiently for Danielle, 7, and Nicholas, 2, to "grow up and support her in a life of leisure."


When Michael J. Gerhardt, JD'82, was appointed dean of Case Western University law school in 1996, he became the youngest law-school dean in the country. Ann H. Sulzberg, AB'82, a Securities Exchange Commission attorney in Washington, DC, married Richard Karlin. Karen Sivestri Tannenbaum, AB'82, see 1981, Carl R. Tannenbaum.


James M. Borders, PhD'83, editor of the three-volume Early Medieval Chants from Nonantola (A-R Editions), has been appointed associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Michigan School of Music. Sunny S. Kim, MD'83, an orthopaedic spine surgeon, is partner in a spine-surgery practice at the Institute for Lower Back and Neck Care in Minneapolis. At a Hong Kong alumni meeting, writes R. David Knapp, Jr., AB'83, "a whole bunch of people showed up. I didn't know a soul. Just like most of the rest of the parties I attended at U of C!" Amy Rosenblatt Rosoff, AB'83, has joined the firm Towers Perrin in Valhalla, NY, as a human-resources consultant, and has moved with her husband, Charles, and their daughter, Heather, to Westport, CT. Judy Weissman, AB'83, and David R. Beaglehole, MBA'87, PhD'91, were married August 2, 1995, and announce the May 1, 1996, birth of daughter Sarah Rhys (This corrects information printed in the Oct.­Dec./96 issue--Ed.).


Richard J. English, AB'84, AM'84, and Farial Sikander English, AB'84, MBA'86, live with sons Alex, Ben, and Joseph, in Naperville, IL. Robert Fritz, MBA'84, is a vice president of Gemini Consulting. He, wife Susan B. Gutenberg, AM'84, and their two children returned to Washington, DC, in 1996 after nearly two years living near Frankfurt, Germany. Elizabeth Fichtner Pector, MD'84, works in family practice at DuPage Family Medicine in Naperville, IL, while husband Scott works at Lucent Technologies. Son David is thriving in kindergarten, soccer, T-ball, and karate, and the family expects twins in March. Robert B. Polansky, AB'84, MBA'85, see 1985, Jane F. Look. Barbara E. Standish, MBA'84, previously with the Spiegel catalog, has returned to Chicago after eight years away to become director of catalogs at Crate and Barrel.


Manuel J. Chaknis, AB'85, who holds a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery in Indianapolis, has a son, John Manuel, born May 22. Veronica J. Drake, AB'85, was promoted to marketing manager and outreach coordinator for the Community Media Workshop, a nonprofit organization based at Columbia College Chicago that trains other nonprofits to use the media more effectively and helps journalists find community stories. The Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum have commissioned composer Philip A. Fried, PhD'85, to compose a song cycle, "Sea Garden," to poems by H.D. New York City opera pianist Lynn Baker and soprano Janet Gottschall will perform the premiere in Minneapolis in the spring. Jane F. Look, AB'85, and Robert B. Polansky, AB'84, MBA'85, announce the birth of their first child, Solomon Joseph, on September 15. James E. Mathews, AB'85, AM'87, PhD'92, works as a budget analyst in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC.


Jane C. Banaszak-Holl, AB'86, and Mark M. Banaszak-Holl, SB'86, moved in 1995 to the University of Michigan, where Mark is an assistant professor of chemistry and Jane is an assistant professor of health management and policy. Son Clem is nearly 3 years old "and doing great." Peter J. Boxall, PhD'86, reports that he was married in April 1993, and has a daughter, Madeleine, 2. He has returned to Canberra, Australia, to accept a position as chief of staff to the federal treasurer of the Australian government.

In summer 1996, Mary Choldin, AB'86, traveled to Russia for two weeks with her sister, Kate Choldin, AB'86, and her parents, Marianna Tax Choldin, AB'62, AM'67, PhD'79, and Harvey M. Choldin, AB'60, AM'63, PhD'65. Mary teaches at Glenbrook South High School and Kate teaches in Niles Township. Both are training to compete in the June 1997 Ironhorse Triathlon to be held in Springfield, IL. Helen Probst Mills, AB'86, see 1988, Stuart L. Mills. Kevin B. Smith, MBA'86, is a London-based senior vice president of business development for Rolls-Royce Power Ventures, Ltd., where he oversees the firm's international development of independent power facilities. Brian P. Waldman, AB'86, MBA'87, married Alison Guben in Baltimore in November 1995. Waldman is an attorney and specializes in food and drug law at Arent Fox in Washington, DC.


Gail Tulach Anton, AB'87, see 1988, Francis M. ("Butch") Anton, Jr. Steven B. Gerrard, AM'82, PhD'87, an assistant professor of philosophy at Williams College and a faculty member since 1992, was appointed to associate dean of the faculty. Fabio A. Naranjo, AM'87, was promoted to staff associate at the Chicago Community Trust.


Francis M. "Butch" Anton, Jr., SB'88, and Gail Tulach Anton, AB'87, live in San Jose, CA, and invite old friends to e-mail them at Harold M. Buck, AB'88, married Heather Grebe on June 15 in Brookfield, MA. In the winters, the newlyweds will live in Minneapolis, MN, where Heather pursues a Ph.D. in astrophysics while Harold teaches, runs a consulting business, and coaches fencing. Summers, they say, they'll work as ocean lifeguards on Long Beach Island, NJ. Edward X. Clinton, Jr., AB'88, has joined Katten, Muchin & Zavis in Chicago, where he handles commercial litigation. Sean W. Colligan, AB'88, married Jenifer M. Hill on August 3. Groomsmen included Joseph F. Colligan, AB'86; John N. Julian, AB'88; and Eric A. Kuwana, AB'88. Sean left the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, to practice commercial litigation with Stinson, Mag & Fizzell in Kansas City, where Jenifer is pursuing a master's degree in speech therapy at the University of Kansas.

William P. Fisher, Jr., AM'84, PhD'88, and Adeline M. Masquelier, PhD'93, announce the birth of their third daughter, Julia Alexandra, in December 1995. Fisher, who works at the Louisiana State University Medical Center, has been named a health-status measurement consultant in the Social Security Administration's five-year project to redesign the disability-evaluation process. Masquelier is on sabbatical from the Tulane anthropology department to write a book on spirit possession, healing, and politics among the Mawri of Niger. Jennie Jane Hantzmon, AB'88, lives in northern Virginia with husband Matt and sons Matt, 3; Will, 1; and John, born in June. Stuart L. Mills, JD'88, and Helen Probst Mills, AB'86, announce the birth of daughter Kathleen Annice. Helen is an attorney at NatWest Markets, and Stuart is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis. Following six years at Toys"R"Us, Nancy J. Shiber, MBA'88, has celebrated her first anniversary as a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick. She lives in Teaneck, NJ, with her dog, Nikki. Brad L. Wilson, AB'88, and Cao Hong announce the birth of Winston Maxwell on March 16, 1996, and write, "We are looking forward to Winston being in the class of 2018."


Erica Adelberg, AB'89, lives in New York City, where she is a portfolio manager and vice president in asset management at Goldman Sachs. Eric C. Banfield, MBA'89, of Westmont, IL, was promoted to second vice president of Northern Trust in Chicago. Raymond S. Chadwick, MBA'89, became executive vice president of finance and CFO for Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Co., which has its headquarters in San Mateo, CA. Meeyun K. Kwahk, AB'89, left her job in New York City and moved to Los Angeles, where she teaches math and computing at a private school. Weston W. Marsh, MBA'89, a partner in the Chicago law firm of Freeborn & Peters, has been reelected to the firm's operating committee. Robert W. Stein, AB'89, the president of Crusader Servicing Corporation, is opening law offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jill Sulzberg, AB'89, AM'90, passed the Illinois bar and specializes in employment litigation at Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman in Chicago. Benjamin C. Venator, AB'89, married Deborah King on May 1 in Rose Hill, NC. Venator is an analyst with Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, and King is finishing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. The couple can be reached at

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