The University of Chicago Magazine

December 1997

Class News



80 Lisa A. Haglund, AB'80, SM'85, MD'85, and her husband, Steve, announce the September 12 birth of their first son, Lando Jay Slack. Claudia Magat Keenan, AB'80, and her husband, Jeffrey J. Keenan, AB'79, MBA'83, JD'83, live in Bronxville, NY, with their sons, Dylan, 12, and Sam, 9. They are having "a wonderful time growing with" their children. Magat Keenan's dissertation research at NYU's Center for the Study of American Culture & Education concerns the history of public schools in her hometown, Mount Vernon, NY. Nina Petrosky Priebe, AM'80, the clinical supervisor of social services at Columbia Los Robles Hospital Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, enjoys southern California's "warm beach summers." George U. Sauter, MBA'80, was appointed managing director of the Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, PA.

81 Gerard T. Kapolka, AM'76, PhD'81, see 1976, Daphne Greene Kapolka.

College alumni, please send your news to: Lonnie Stonitsch, AB'82, 1821 South Peoria Street, Apt. 2R, Chicago, IL 60608. E-mail: missmaam@ 312/226-9712.

82 College alumni, please send your news to: Karen Kapner Hyman, AB'82, AM'88, 2219 Shefflin Court, Baltimore, MD 21209. Phone: 410/484-3599 (h).

83 The 15th class reunion will be held June 5­7, 1998. Last year, Ajibade Adeniji, MBA'83, joined neamco International, a consulting partnership that specializes in information technology and business re-engineering. The partnership has begun applying its methods to civil-service organizations in developing countries. Adeniji would like to hear from other GSB alumni with similar interests. E-mail him at Laura Starks Dannenmaier, MBA'83, see 1979, Joseph E. Dannenmaier. After 18 years at the University of Chicago, including the last four as vice president and CFO, Lawrence J. Furnstahl, AB'83, has moved to San Francisco to serve as the CFO of UCSF Stanford Health Care, a new organization merging the academic medical centers of Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco. Christopher Stoddart, MBA'83, is chief operating officer of Decision Analytics in San Francisco. Karl Voltaire, MBA'80, PhD'83, is the director of International Finance Corporation's Latin American and Caribbean programs. In October, ThrustStage produced a new comedy by Margaret G. Waterstreet, MBA'83, at the Whole Art Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI. The play, A Matter of Scale-published by the Awakening Center for Counseling and Nutrition in Chicago-is about "a tough-talking bathroom scale" that offers advice to "an exasperated chronic dieter."

College alumni, please send your news to: Nick Varsam, AB'83, 832 Castle Pines Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021. Phone: 314/207-1672 (h). E-mail:

84 James W. L. Allen, AB'84, director of children's choirs for both the Desert Chorale and the Santa Fe Opera, enjoys composing and conducting music. His CD, In Memory of a Once New World, has met with "modest success nationwide." With his dissertation, "Thoreau's Vision of a Good Life: Towards an Environmental Virtue Ethics," Philip J. Cafaro, AB'84, completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at Boston University. He now teaches at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. In July, Janice Itson Holyfield, AB'84, SM'86, wrote, "Well, guys, my husband is still the champ. This fight, I did get to practice some medical skills." She plans to return to practicing medicine when her husband, heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, retires. Holyfield encourages her classmates to look her up if ever in Atlanta: "I'm not hard to find." Robert W. Kubey, AM'78, PhD'84, an associate professor of communication at Rutgers, directs the master's program in communication and information studies.

85 Christina Gomez, AB'85, MBA'87, an assistant sociology professor at Dartmouth College, and Gerald P. Doyle, AB'89, the associate director of admissions at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, have a daughter, Sofia Antonia. The former mayor of Benton Harbor, William A. Wolf, MBA'85, is now treasurer of Berrien County (MI).

86 College alumni-Martha A. Schulman, AB'86, writes: Sri K. Sankaran, AB'86, and Kara Bird Sankaran, AB'86, are living in Minneapolis with their children, Madeline, 5 1/2, and Austin, almost 2. Sri is a partner in a small intellectual property firm, and Kara is a social worker in a residential treatment center, working with pregnant and parenting teenagers.

Kara's old roommate, LeAnn Morgan, AB'86, is a student at the University of Kansas, where she will receive both an M.B.A. and an M.A. in theater in 1998. She hopes to do consulting on change management issues. After several years of recruiting National Merit Scholars for Kansas, LeAnn says her "conflict of interest has ended," and she will return to interviewing prospective students for the College. Lisa Montgomery, AB'86, is living in New York City, where she is director of college counseling and the dean of seniors at the Friends Seminary School. She reports that Wendy J. Schiller, AB'86, a professor of political science at Brown University, is spending this year as a scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Also in D.C. is James L. Cooper, AB'86, AM'87, who is a litigator at Arnold and Porter. He and his wife, Dina Elboghdady, a reporter in the D.C. bureau of the Orange County Register, recently bought a house in the District. James can be reached at

Another lawyer, Christopher W. Newcomb, AB'86, is practicing environmental law at Karaganis & White in Chicago. He writes that he "seems to be" specializing in air issues and that he's doing a lot of sailing. He won the Wilmette Race Weekend and "at least tried to be competitive" in the Soling North Americans. Joyce J. Probst, AB'86, AM'90, has a year-old son, Lucas, and was promoted to community-reinvestment program director at the Chicago Rehab Network, a coalition of nonprofit affordable-housing organizations. Joyce oversees a million-dollar revolving loan fund and works to increase investment in low- and moderate-income communities. She recently saw her sister, Helen Probst Mills, AB'86; Helen's husband, Stuart L. Mills, JD'88; and their daughter, Kathleen, when they visited from their home in London. Helen is now working for HSBC Holdings, a large banking and financial holdings organization.

Julie S. Burros, AB'86, works for the city of Chicago as an urban planner, focusing on developing downtown by planning for adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Recent successes include the renovation and reopening of two downtown theaters. R. Daniel Mackay, AB'86, lives outside Albany with his wife, Jean Tower Mackay, and their two sons, Jonah, 2, and John Bennett, 6 months. Dan and Jean both work to keep New York safe for nature: He is the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act coordinator for the New York League of Conservation Voters, and she is the education director for the New York State Audubon Society.

College alumni, please send your news to: Martha A. Schulman, AB'86, 70 West 95th Street, Apt. 17C, New York, NY 10025. Phone: 212/666-7370 (h). E-mail:

87 College alumni-Alison L. Inafuku, AB'87, writes: Seen on the street: On a recent business trip to Hong Kong, whom did I see on the street but James A. Graf, AB'87! Jamie (e-mail address: has been promoted to managing director and head of investment banking at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Hong Kong, where he has lived (off and on) for eight years. Jamie reports that he shares an office and frequent beers with Psi U brother Anthony A. Kuznik, AB'87. Jerry Seinfeld, watch out: Christopher J. Penny, AB'87, recently premiered his one-man play Salvation Corporation, which he both wrote and performed. In Chris's play, God has incorporated heaven and organized it as a business, with archangel Michael selling salvation to humans and competing with Lucifer for souls. Chris reports that prior to the opening of his play, he enjoyed touring the country in a motorhome with his wife and children, headlining at comedy clubs as a stand-up comedian. Alumni wedding news: Heather A. Harlan, AB'87, and Ciaran D. O'Broin, AB'87, were married at Bond Chapel on September 27. Alumni guests included the bride's brother, William G. Harlan, Jr., MBA'94; Beth A. Fulkerson, AB'87; and Christine Haenchen Hoffman, AB'87. Beth, Chris, and I were honored to be bridesmaids. Following a reception at the Chicago Athletic Club, Heather and Ciaran, who live in Manhattan, honeymooned in South Africa and Tanzania. Beth A. Fulkerson, AB'87, and Joshua Kellman, AB'87, by the way, were married on campus on August 31, 1996, in the Chicago Theological Seminary's Graham Taylor Chapel. Alumni who participated in their wedding included Heather A. Harlan, AB'87; Gail E. Eby, AB'87; David R. Rocah, AB'87; and Thomas C. Jacobs, JD'87. I hope you are enjoying these class notes. Please forward information to me, either by e-mail ( or snail mail (note address correction below).

College alumni, please send your news to: Alison L. Inafuku, AB'87, Alliance Capital Management Corporation, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105. Phone: 212/969-2519 (w). Fax: 212/969-6146. E-mail:

88 The 10th class reunion will be held June 5­7, 1998. Ruth E. Mandel, AM'80, PhD'88, see 1993, Michael J. Borowitz. Bonita Sennott McLaughlin, MFA'88, who works in the marketing and development office of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, had her paintings and drawings exhibited in August at the Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA. Stuart L. Mills, JD'88, see 1986, Helen Probst Mills. Katherine D. Rudden, AM'88, joined Emmanuel Kerr Kilsby, Inc., a public-relations firm based in Stamford, CT, as vice president of client services.

College alumni, please send your news to: Matthew W. Lay, AB'88, 3124 Northeast 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Phone: 503/288-7675 (h). E-mail:

89 Along with his wife, Laura, Sugata Biswas, AB'89, graduated from Yale's management school in May; he accepted a job as a consultant with a New York­based health care consulting firm, the Wilkerson Group. Gerald P. Doyle, AB'89, see 1985, Christina Gomez. Anthony E. Scherer, AB'89, teaches English and tutors sixth- to ninth-grade students at the Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT. Jill Sulzberg, AB'89, AM'90, works in the labor and employment group at the law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon in Chicago. E-mail her at


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