What’s the news? We are always eager to receive
your news at the Magazine, care of the Class News Editor, University
of Chicago Magazine, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, or by
No engagements, please. Items may be edited for space. As news is
published in the order in which it arrives, it may not appear immediately.
Please specify the year under which you would like your news to
appear. Otherwise, we will list: (1) all former undergraduates (including
those who later received graduate degrees) by the year of their
undergraduate degree, and (2) all former students who received only
graduate degrees by the year of their final degree. .
Seymour K. Coburn, SB40, continues to head his firm
Corrosion Consultants, Inc., representing the Belgium firm mathys,
which specializes in waterborne protective coatings for highway
bridges and heavy steel structures. Coburn also presents and writes
technical papers on the subject.
College alumniMary Lucene Price Miller, AB43, writes:
From California, David N. Siebert, AB42, reports that
he suffered a broken kneecap last fall; thus his wife, Esther, had
to drive him everywhere. He received a joint telephone call from
Frank J. Lynch, SB44, and Joseph J. Hackett,
AB42, SB48, who live in Chicago. Clayton L. Traeger,
AB42, of Arizona called David after returning from a journey
to Australia. Ralph C. Ashley, AB42, of Arizona recently
visited Chicago and attended a party given by Ruth Thomas Billingsley
and Pat Billingsleywho recently retired from the U of C mathematics
departmentat the old Thomas home on Kimbark Avenue. Ralph
said Ruths brother William A. Thomas, X40, and
his wife, Mickey, were there from Michigan. With children and grandchildren,
it was great fun. Lawrence Heyworth Jr., X42,
and his wife, Jean, enjoyed their golf games in Scotland.
Classmates, have you read The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw?
It is our generation he writes of. I was impressed with his statement,
They stayed true to their values of personal responsibility,
duty, honor, and faith. Hey, friends and classmates, I have
an e-mail address, and it is very nice to see Youve
got mail. (Yes, I have seen the movie, too.) Send me your
news for the U of C Magazine at my home address or this one:
College alumni, please send your news to: Mary Lucene Price
Miller, AB43, 1019 Glendalyn Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2170.
Phone: 864/583-0063 (h). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other alumni news includes: Paul A. Florian III, MBA42,
cruised the Baltic region in July with his wife, Marianna, and son
College alumnaBeata Hayton, AB43, writes: Two
classmates very much present at our class reunion last year were
Dominic G. (Nick) Parisi, X43, MBA48,
and his wife, Helen Tyler Parisi, AB43. Nick was captain
of the varsity baseball team and president of Phi Gamma Delta in
college. He went on to Navy service and was wounded in the Normandy
invasion. After he and Helen married, he came back to campus for
an M.B.A. degree and went to work at Marshall Fields. He later
attended Northwestern University for a Ph.D. From there, he went
to DePaul University, where he became chair of the management department
and director of administration studies, creating on-site programs
in management of public services and rehabilitation services in
six states. He established the countrys first M.B.A. program
in systems management and set up DePauls London fellowship
program for honors students. He has been an adjunct professor at
Northwesterns Traffic Institute, leading seminars for state
and local law-enforcement organizations across the country. Now
retired to San Diego, he and Helen enjoy traveling and try to visit
a different country every year. They have four children, one grandchild,
and four stepgrandchildren.
College alumni, please send your news to: Beata Hayton,
AB43, 1020 Grove St., Evanston, IL 60201-4235. Fax: 847/475-5969.
alumniNorman L. Macht, PhB47, writes: Our classmates
continue to trot the globe with intrepidity. If anyone is planning
a journey to eastern Europe and Asia, I suggest consulting Donald
L. Fernow, AB47, MBA48. His fall 1998 odyssey took
him by rail, airand for all I know, camelfrom Hong Kong
through Mongolia to Russia, the Baltics, several of the newly proclaimed
republics from the old USSR, and his last stop, Volgograd, erst
Stalingrad. Richard L. Forstall, PhB47, left footprints
in the concrete of Boston; Chicago; Cody, WY; Venice, Italy; and
Ireland in 1998. Retired after more than 20 years each at Rand McNally
& Co. and the U.S. Census Bureau, he also pursues genealogy,
in which, like everything else we learned at the U of C, one
never answers all questions. Marilyn Holzman Horwitch,
AB47, was reelected to the Avoca School Board #37 in Wilmette,
ILwhich, everybody who has held a similar position knows,
can be a trip of another kind.
College alumni, please send your news to: Norman L. Macht,
PhB47, 226 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601. Phone: 410/410/770-4539
College alumniMarilyn Corliss Durst, PhB47, writes:
Connie Holubar Hogarth, PhB47, SB48, moved to 450
State Route 9D, Beacon, NY 12508-4057. Upon her retirement as executive
director of the Westchester Peoples Action Coalition (WESPAC),
Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College was established.
The center, which will encourage academics to be social activists,
officially opened in October. Robert S. Petty, PhB48,
has new snail mail and e-mail addresses. They are, respectively,
405 Fiddlers Reach Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562, and email@example.com.
Robert E. Block, AB48, took his wife and sister-in-law
to Vienna, Austria, last summer to visit a daughter and six grandchildren.
They took side trips to the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
He had a fine vacation and now is back at work. Dorothy Hodson
Vining, PhB46, SB48, celebrates her seven children,
14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild! She went to Rome, Assisi,
and Siena this past fall. She says, Life is still a blast
and a joy. Jo-Ann Butters Segall, X48, was studying
for her Ph.D. in international law and relations when she met her
husband-to-be, Edwin E. Segall, AM49. Edwin joined
the State Department as a Foreign Service officer. They went to
Romania, Yugoslavia, Indonesia, and Mali. They have a son, Lewis
A. Segall, AB81, and a daughter, Becky, who went to the
U of C from 19831987.
College alumni, please send your news to: Marilyn Corliss Durst,
PhB47, 17 Stonewall Way, Falmouth, ME 04105-2491. E-mail:
Other alumni news includes: Joan Zabronsky Leibman, AB48,
AM52, see 1950, Jordan H. Leibman. Ruth Carlson Lindahl,
AM48, has enjoyed a career in social work for 25 years, working
in the field of child welfare and as a psychiatric social worker
in a psychiatric hospital. Recently, the northwest branch of the
American Association of University Women recognized her service
contributions to that chapter, making its annual gift to the AAUW
Education Foundation in her name. She was touched and humbled
by the gesture. This past June, Ruth attended reunion with her husband,
Philip, and especially enjoyed the 50-year convocation in Rockefeller
The Class of 1949 celebrates its 50th reunion June 46,
Harry E. Groves, JD49, was elected secretary of the
council on legal education at the American Bar Associations
annual meeting. Albert L. Weeks, AM49, was appointed
to the staff of CityTempo Magazine of Sarasota, FL. He writes
articles and the column Et. Al. He also regularly contributes
to the Russian journal Globus, published in Vladimir, which runs
his column Amerikanskiy Ugolok (American Corner). He
teaches courses in global communications and western civilization
at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. This is his
eighth year on the faculty.