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Wayne C. Booth, AM47, PhD50, see 1980, James
M. Schiffer. For 29 years, Gerald L. Garden, AB50,
taught English and cartooning at Blair High School in the Pasadena
(CA) Unified School District. In 1996, he retired and became a volunteer
docent for the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles.
He has also been doing editorial cartoons for the United Teachers
of Pasadena Voice and the Autry Museum volunteers newsletter.
In June, the Voice awarded him a certificate of appreciation
for his insightful cartoons. Jordan H. Leibman,
AB50, MBA55, received the Ralph C. Hoeber Award in August
from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business for the outstanding
article in volume 35 of the American Business Law Journal.
The article was an empirical study of civil jury verdicts under
comparative fault instructions. In January 1999, Leibman became
an emeritus professor of business law at Indiana Universitys
Kelley School of Business. He lives with his wife, Joan Zabronsky
Leibman, AB48, AM52, in Indianapolis. Joan continues
to backpack and remains active in numerous civic organizations.
They announce the April 1998 arrival of their sixth grandchild,
Camille Louise Torfs-Leibman.
Abraham J. Falick, MBA51, served as 199798 president
of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Business
In September, Christopher Holabird, SM52, and his wife
spent three weeks as volunteer teachers of conversational English
in Xian, China.
College alumniJ. Ward Wright, AB53, JD56, writes:
Brockie Dilworth, AB53, AB55, AM57, and his
wife, Olive, took a trip to China, where they had an opportunity
to observe the construction of the giant Yangtze River dam. Richard
L. (Smoky) Garcia, AB53, AB55, MBA55,
has had a career in human resources and now works as an independent
consultant. He has recently taken the time to attend various campus
events and would love to hear from his old Chicago acquaintances.
Sheldon A. Patinkin, AB53, AM56, chair of the theater
department of Columbia College Chicago for the past 18 years, is
a busy man in the Chicago art world. He is artistic consultant for
Second City and acting coach at the Lyric Opera Center for American
Artists, and he directs shows around town. He is currently writing
a history of the American musical.
College alumni, please send your news to: J. Ward Wright,
AB53, JD56, 148 Lakeshore Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.
Phone: 606/623-8953 (h).
Other alumni news includes: Milton H. Polin, AM53,
recently retired from Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY, after
serving as rabbi for 24 years. He has served congregations in St.
Louis; Louisville, KY; and Cheyenne, WY. During his rabbinate in
Brooklyn, he was elected to two terms as president of the Rabbinical
Council of America and headed other national, regional, and local
organizations. He now lives in Jerusalem.
The Class of 1954 celebrates its 45th reunion June 46,
The latest publications by Elinor Stoneman Shaffer, AB54,
are The Third Culture: Literature and Science (W. De Grugter)
and Philosophical Dialogues, published in Comparative
Criticism, an annual journal of Cambridge University Press.
alumni, please send your news to: George Karcazes, AB59,
JD60, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 4020, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone:
27 years at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert A. DeVries,
SB58, MBA61, retired as program director in January
1999. He had served as founding director of the Kellogg International
Leadership Program and director of international study grants. He
will continue as consultant for several of the foundations
U.S. and international programs. On May 17, 1998, W. Allaudin
Mathieu, AB58, performed a concert of medieval and contemporary
music at the Sebastopol United Methodist Church with the Bay Area
trio Ephemeros. Gudrun Wallgren Merrill, AM58, was
a 1998 recipient of the Swedish Council Award of Merit.
The Class of 1959 celebrates its 40th reunion June 46,
Carl Wolz, AB59, is retired, but busier than ever as
executive director of the World Dance Alliance and writing my family