The University of Chicago Magazine

June 1997

Class News


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Marc H. Fenton, AB'70, is a partner in the Public Consulting Group, a Boston-based management-consulting firm. Son Jacob is a freshman at Pomona College and daughter Elyse, a high-school junior, "can't wait to go to college." Fenton's wife Gail, is a freelance consultant and writer who specializes in environmental education. This spring, Stephen M. Goodman, AB'70, was an adjunct professor teaching copyright law at Pace University School of Law. M. Hill Hammock, MBA'70, has been elected a trustee and development chair for the Chicago Historical Society. Timothy B. Lowain, AB'70, see 1971, Frederic H. Cogelow. Terry Merz, PhD'70, writes: "Despite my Slavic linguistics doctorate, I own a small software-development company in California." The company, Administrative Software Applications, has its Web site at


Frederic H. Cogelow, AB'71, writes that Timothy B. Lovain, AB'70, got married "for his firstest time-to a 31-year-old first-timer (cradle robber!) in Alexandria, VA, right after the [1996 presidential] election! Whoopee." The wedding was "attended by three of his fellow graduates," Cogelow continues, "none of whom recognized any of the others cuz'n each looked so damned old and gray!" Cynthia Breitberg Cohen, MAT'71, a principal and cofounder of the Boston law firm Meehan, Boyle & Cohen was appointed in April to a four-year term on the board of bar overseers for the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston.


Steven Aoki, AB'72, SM'73, PhD'79, directs the State Department's Office of Regional Nonproliferation. Daughter Nadege arrived July 16, 1996, joining sisters Genevieve, Lillian, and Thalia. Sally R. Banes, AB'72, was named the Marian Hannah Winter professor of theater history and dance history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Next month, Commonwealth Publications will publish Netcracker by Stephen K. Cook, AB'72. Cook reminds us he was editor of the Chicago Maroon while on campus. "However, a great deal has happened since, as you might guess," he writes. "On the other hand, maybe not so much as you would think." Linda A. Dykstra-Hylander, AM'68, PhD'72, the William R. Kenan, Jr., professor of psychology, pharmacology, and neurobiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named dean of the university's Graduate School.

Jonathan J. Everett, AB'72, resigned as a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where he worked on financial transactions relating to India, and joined (as one of its principals) the View Group, a Boston-based investment-management and merchant-banking firm that creates and invests in companies in India. He and his wife, Mary Kathryn Penar Everett, AB'72, moved with their two daughters, Claudia and Isabel, to Wellesley, MA, and the couple invites classmates to E-mail them at Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba recently honored James F. Fisher, AM'67, PhD'72--a professor of anthropology and the John W. Nason professor of Asian studies at Carleton College--for his ethnographic work on Tanka Prasad Acharya, who founded Nepal's first political party in 1936; struggled for democracy and human rights during ten years in prison; and became prime minister of Nepal in 1951. Fisher's book, Living Martyrs: Individuals and Revolution in Nepal, also profiles Acharya's wife, Rewanta Kumari, who founded Nepal's first women's organization. After three decades on the geography faculty at the University of Maryland, John T. Starr, PhD'72, has moved to Maine, where he owns the Pine Tree Shop and Bayview Gallery, both of which have locations in Camden and Portland. The two galleries display works by New England artists, and the shops form the state's largest custom-framing service. Peter K. True, AB'72, a commander in the U.S. Navy, is on duty at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.


Amy Hilsman Kastely, AB'73, JD'77, a professor of law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, was honored by that university's alumni association in January with its 1997 distinguished-faculty award. Carol Baraz Low, AB'73, who received her M.S. in psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, completed her Psy.D. last year at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Now a resident in psychology at the Center for Integrated Therapy, she specializes in "physical disorders with a psychological component." Low's three children, Gwen, Brandon, and Corinne, were "home-schooled" for 14 years.


Young-Kyung Lee Kim, SM'74, see 1977, Hie-Joon Kim. Bruno M. LeConte, MBA'74, lives in Paris.


Nancy Lyman Huse, PhD'75, a professor of English and director of women's studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, published two books in 1994: Noel Streatfield (Twayne); and, with coeditor Kay Hoyle Nelson, The Critical Response to Tillie Olsen (Greenwood Press). Mariana C. Rados, MBA'75, joined Morgan Stanley and Company in New York, where she provides private client services for the company's newly formed Latin American group. "I love it!" she writes. Ross H. Siegel, X'75, joined Bank of the West as vice-president and officer of corporate banking. Karen Matlaw Steinberg, AB'75, and husband Paul announce the November 24 birth of David Paul. Steinberg is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.


Having served a term last year as academic vice president of LeMoyne College, William R. Barnett, AM'69, PhD'76, returns this fall to the school's department of religious studies. He welcomes E-mail from friends at Warner S. Bloomberg III, AB'76, an attorney in San Jose, CA, was elected chair of directors for the nonprofit, United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County. Vernon P. Dorweiler, MBA'76, associate professor of management and law at Michigan Technological University, had the results of his research on the U.S. tobacco industry presented in May at the Seventh International Conference of the International Trade & Finance Association in Porto, Portugal. Michael L. Dvorkin, AB'76, and his wife had their third child, Garrett Reid, on November 22. Dvorkin, the chief of orthopedics at Franklin Square Hospital Center, is also chief of staff there. Huey L. Perry, AM'73, PhD'76, was appointed Chancellor's Fellow at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA--the highest recognition the university bestows on a faculty member--in honor of his distinguished teaching, research, and service. Eric Schiller, AB'76, AM'84, PhD'91, who annually organizes the Hawaii International Chess Tournaments, will also organize the 1998 U.S. Chess Championship in Kona. Last year, Schiller coached the American team at the World Youth Championship in Menorca, Spain, and played chess in national and international competitions--including the New York Open, U.S. Open, American Open, and Groningen (Netherlands) Grandmaster Open. Schiller has written numerous chess books and software programs. Debra A. Yoo, AB'76, lives in Portland, ME, with her husband, David C. Conrad. Yoo, a painter, has works displayed at the Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts in Boston, and Greenhut Galleries in Portland, ME.


Caryn McQuilkin Crump, MBA'77, is a vice-president and brand manager for motor oil at Pennzoil Products. Judith K. Epstein, SB'77, who received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of California at Davis in 1991, receives her doctorate there this month. Hie-Joon Kim, SM'74, PhD'77, and his wife, Young-Kyung Lee Kim, SM'74, returned to Korea, where Hie-Joon is a chemistry professor at Seoul National University and Young-Kyung works for Korea's food and drug administration agency. Arthur G. Rubinoff, AM'66, PhD'77, a political-science professor at the University of Toronto, participated in a Smithsonian Institution study of India's eleventh general elections. David E. Scarborough, AB'77, is "happily settled in" as an associate professor of medicine in the endocrinology department at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.


Vanderbilt Law School Professor Barry E. Friedman, AB'78, was reelected to the executive committee of the American Judicature Society, a national organization that promotes improvements in the courts. Gail G. Grant, MAT'78, a schoolteacher in Switzerland, is remarried with three children. David B. Jaffe, AB'78, JD'81, and Erica E. Peresman, AB'80, live in Luxembourg with their daughters, Adela and Mara. In March, Bruce M. King, PhD'78, was appointed a research professor of psychology at the University of New Orleans. William Margrabe, AM'72, PhD'78, enjoyed setting up his home page on the World Wide Web and invites all to visit at Brian P. Quinn, AB'78, AM'79, was married in 1984 and has two "devilish but charming" sons, ages 19 months and nearly 4 years. Quinn received his Ph.D. in clinical social work from NYU in 1994 and has a private practice in Huntington, NY, where he specializes in treating people with mood disorders or substance abuse. Wayne H. ("Buzz") Smith, AB'78, formerly the head of non-French securities at the Paris Stock Exchange, now deals chiefly with takeovers for a new financial-markets regulator, the Conseil des Marches Financiers. His wife, who is French, practices labor law, and the couple has two sons.


Kirkland W. Garey, AB'79, of Grosse Pointe, MI, is an attorney specializing in commercial litigation in the Bloomfield Hills, MI, office of the firm Howard & Howard. Donald M. Griswold, AB'79, see 1980, Nancy DeFrancesco Griswold. John F. Patek, MBA'79, joined Coopers & Lybrand as managing director of corporate finance. William J. Sanders, AB'79, a research paleontologist at the University of Michigan, has traveled to Tanzania, Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, and Zaire to conduct fieldwork on early hominids, the origins of whales, and elephant evolution. He is "happy to report" that his fellow soccer-team member, Tomasz K. Baumiller, AB'79, PhD'90, joined the paleontology faculty at Michigan. Richard D. Shapland, MBA'79, has joined the Chicago-based international services office of McGladrey & Pullen as director of International Tax Services. In January, Andre Van Vegten, AM'79, a member of the Chicago police force since 1984, and his partner were involved in a near-fatal traffic accident while responding to a call. Van Vegten is paralyzed from the waist down, sustained a ruptured aorta and vision loss, and continues to receive minor surgeries on his vocal cords. He is currently at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611, and welcomes cards and letters. A benefit fund has been established at the First Chicago Bank, 6245 S. Western, Chicago; for further information, please call 312/290-1100. Joseph S. Weiner, AB'79, of New York is included in the 1996 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.

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