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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 e-mail: 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.


90 College alumni—Grace Chan, AB’90, AM’90, writes: I couldn’t think of anything witty to say for this column. So here’s the news, straight up: Margaret Bowser Amateau, AB’90, is in her last year of a pediatric residency in Milwaukee. She is looking forward to finding a permanent position in general pediatrics next year and paying off her student loans. Brian K. Boonstra, SB’90, and Amy Lee Boonstra, AB’91, had their first child, Pascale, on September 10. Brian is a vice president in the quantitative-research department at First Chicago NBD. Amy works part time at a market-research company in Chicago. Brian received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1995 and Amy received her Ph.D. in sociology in May 1998, both from the University of Michigan. Jinny Lee, AB’90, has been living and working in Aspen, CO, for the past five years and enjoying her life there. She has her own accounting business, is pursuing a CPA certification, and is actively involved in investments. She would love for classmates to contact her at or P.O. Box 7771, Aspen, CO 81612. Christy T. O’Connor, AB’90, lives in Denver and is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Colorado. After practicing corporate and securities law for four years, she is now associate general counsel for Monaco Finance, Inc., a publicly traded auto lender. Her e-mail address is Brian W. Ogilvie, AB’90, AM’92, PhD’97, is in his second year as assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he teaches Western civ as a big lecture of 120 students, but manages to remain true to his U of C roots by assigning mostly primary sources. Brian and Jennifer N. Heuer, AB’91, AM’92, PhD’98, were married in Grand Rapids, MI, in July 1995. Among U of C alumni who attended the wedding were best man Peter W. Shoemaker, AB’90; bridesmaid Karen J. Bezella, AB’90; and groomsman Aaron Law. Jennifer successfully defended her dissertation in June and is now a research associate at the Five College Consortium Women’s Studies Research Center, on the campus of Mt. Holyoke College. She recently received a Bernadotte Schmitt grant from the American Historical Association for a research trip to France this summer. Friends should write Brian at and Jennifer at Peter H. Park, AB’90, MD’94, finished a three-year residency in family medicine at the University of California, Davis, last year. In his search for an area of the country that has not been ravaged by HMOs yet, he wound up in Neenah, WI, home of Kimberly-Clark. He is currently practicing with a multi-specialty group of about 180 doctors. After having been raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, then living in Chicago and Sacramento, CA, Peter finds Neenah almost idyllic. Old friends can e-mail him at or call him at 920/720-6012.

My husband, Thomas M. McKibben II, AB’87, and I welcomed the arrival of our third child, Vanessa Chung-yan McKibben, on January 30. Big sister Jessica, 5, is thrilled to have a little sister, and big brother, Jacob, 3, hasn’t made up his mind about whether he likes the new intruder or not.

College alumni, please send your news to: Grace P. Chan, AB’90, AM’90, 5531 S. Kenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773/643-6292 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Dennis E. Tamburello, PhD’90, is working on Bernard of Clairvaux: Essential Writings for Crosswords Press.

91 College alumni, please send your news to: Claudia Balica, AB’91, AM’94, Peniche La Baleine Blanche, Face au 26, quai de Stalingrad, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France. E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Samuel A. Awad, MBA’91, was admitted as a partner in Andersen Consulting’s financial-services practice, specializing in retail banking. He lives in Hinsdale, IL, with his wife, Kathleen, and their children, Joseph and Anna Marie. Clemente Berrios Jr., MBA’91, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and was appointed director of host nation support of the 166th Foreign Area Support Group. He has also been promoted to business development manager of the eastern and south Caribbean region within the Latin America/Caribbean headquarters of Mars, Inc. David J. Chizewer, JD’91, was named a partner at Chicago law firm Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz Ltd. A litigator, he has defended companies in consumer class actions and represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial real-estate disputes. Chizewer also serves on the board of directors for the Chicago Charter School Foundation and College Bound and the executive committee of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation. Tony J. Fisher, SM’87, PhD’91, announces the March 29, 1998, birth of daughter Julia. On September 5, Joanne M. Marshall, MAT’91, married Stephen B. Gilbert in Aledo, IL. Joanne is working on a doctorate in educational policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Stephen has a Ph.D. from MIT and is working there in the Center for Innovation in Product Development. The couple lives in Cambridge, MA. In March 1998, Michael J. Scandalios, MBA’91, wife Kathy, and daughter Jenna welcomed the arrival of baby Amanda. In October, Scandalios joined Security Capital Markets Group Inc. as vice president, based in the San Francisco office. Daniel A. Weiss, AM’91, founded Amizade, Ltd., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism, providing community service, and improving cultural awareness in locations throughout the world. In July 1995, Amizade ran a pilot program in Santarém, Brazil, where volunteers built an orthopedic shoe workshop for handicapped children. Since then, volunteers with Amizade have built a vocational training center for street children alongside the Amazon River and added rooms onto a health clinic in the Bolivian Andes. They also do historic preservation and environmental cleanup in the Greater Yellowstone area.

92 College alumni—Lesley F. Kim, AB’92, writes: To steal a phrase from Ronald Reagan: It’s finally baseball season in America. What are your favorite Chicago baseball memories (Cubs, Sox, even the Maroons)? Send me your thoughts on this—or any other topic for that matter. My e-mail box is open 24/7 for your news and views.
Here’s the real news: my former next-door neighbor John M. Brendel, AB’92, an attorney with the New Jersey firm McCarter & English, LLP, was admitted to the Washington, DC, bar in September. Garrett B. Eisler, AB’92, completed his M.F.A. in theater directing at Boston University last year and is now the literary manager at Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY. Garrett teaches dramatic literature part time at Syracuse University and sends regards to “all old UT people, Hitchcock-Snell alums, and Fundamentals majors everywhere.” More advanced degrees: In January 1998, Karla C. Lewis, AB’92, received her M.A. in educational-policy studies. She is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Key T. (“Teresa”) Lee Saunders, AB’92, received her master’s in social work from Loyola University Chicago in May. Teresa married Dave Saunders in June, and she is now a social worker with the Chicago Public Schools. Aaron R. Gelb, AB’92, recently joined the law firm of Vedder Price in Chicago, practicing labor and employment law. He would love to hear from other U of C alums in the area at

College alumni, please send your news to: Lesley F. Kim, AB’92, 1364 25th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122-1525. Phone: 415/242-0187 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Braun Technology Group named Walter P. Sigerich, MBA’92, vice president of business development.

93 College alumni—Norman Yung, AB’93, writes: J. Bradley Person, AB’93, and Jenny Person became the proud parents of Abby this past August. After six months, Abby had already learned to control her parents through pouting and crying. Both Brad and Jenny feel that it is well worth the effort. Jeffrey J. Tolin, AB’93, recently joined the New York City law firm Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld.

My wife, Tang Min, and I became proud parents of Ethan F. Y. Yung on December 10. Ethan was delivered at Evanston Hospital. Both the mother and the baby are doing well. Please e-mail me if you would like to share any news about yourself and/or your fellow ’93 classmates. Look forward to hearing from all of you soon.

College alumni, please send your news to: Norman C. W. Yung, AB’93, 1915 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Phone: 847/332-4904 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Dora L. Costa, AM’88, PhD’93, an associate professor of economics at MIT and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, was awarded the 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. She won for her book The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880–1990, which explores the reasons behind, and the implications of, the increasing trend of earlier retirement among Americans. Molly E. McFarlane, JD’93, rejoined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as an associate working in litigation. Before returning to the firm, she worked at McDermott, Will & Emery.

94 The Class of 1994 celebrates its 5th reunion June 4–6, 1999.

College alumni—Tony McClendon, AB’94, writes: Monica Bavishi, AB’94, and Leo Z. Huang, AB’94, were married on July 5 at the Danville Country Club in Illinois. There were 13 U of C alumni at the festivities. Monica graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. and has joined Credit Suisse First Boston on the institutional-equity sales desk. Leo completed the Wharton M.B.A. program in May and joined Goldman Sachs in the real-estate investment-banking department. The couple is “hard at work” in New York City after enjoying their honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand.

College alumni, please send your news to: Tony McClendon, AB’94, 18W213 Lathrop Lane, Villa Park, IL 60181. Phone: 630/424-0418 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Stephen E. Carlsen, MDV’94, was installed as rector of Harcourt Parish at the Church of the Holy Spirit at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. This spring, a sermon of his will be included in Sermons That Work, published by Morehouse Publishing. Tina Hennip Pedersen, AM’94, announces the January 31, 1998, birth of son Matthew David. Pedersen is an editor and journalist at the Baltic and International Maritime Council in Denmark.

95 College alumni—Kathleen Abbott, AB’95, writes: Jill L. Uylaki, AB’95, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign this past May. She is a commercial bankruptcy attorney with the Chicago law firm Barbakoff, Zazove & Glick. Jill has kept in touch with Kelly Parling Lynch, AB’94, and had dinner with Alev H. Yalman, AB’95, at the Medici. Jill reports that Alev is “doing really well” and living in Istanbul. For anyone who would like to get in touch with Jill, her e-mail is Sara H. Reisman, AB’95, lives in New York City on the Lower East Side. She works at the New York Foundation for the Arts, developing a new arts and technology grants program. She recently had a piece of artwork featured in a group show at NYU’s 800 Washington Square East Galleries.

Antoun A. Nabhan, AB’95, is looking for alums in the Chicago area who have started companies or are working with companies less than ten years old. He is also building a network of alums with entrepreneurial spirit and skills in information technology, semiconductors, or biotechnology. Please contact him at 617/901-8871 or Freddie R. Salsbury Jr., SB’95, is finishing his Ph.D. in chemistry at Berkeley this semester and then moving down to San Diego in May. He is changing fields, from chemical physics to biophysics, and will be a postdoc in the molecular biology department at the Scripps Research Institute. If any alums want to contact Fred, they can e-mail him at

College alumni, please send your news to: Kathleen Abbott, AB’95, 1640 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94109. Phone: 415/931-5674 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Amity M. Wilczek, AB’95, see 1970, Frank A. Wilczek.

96 College alumni—Asha Banker, AB’96, writes: Adela Milano, AB’96, and Paul E. Hoffman, AB’97, are training for the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, AK, on June 19 to raise money for leukemia research. Adela can be contacted at

College alumni, please send your news to: Asha Banker, AB’96, 568 Ben Jonson House, Barbican, EC2Y 8NH, United Kingdom. E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Jana M. Iverson, AM’94, PhD’96, published an article in the journal Nature about the relationship between speech and gesturing and how gesturing may help people form words. In her research, Iverson sought to learn if gesturing is a learned behavior.

97 College alumni—Alpha Lillstrom, AB’97, writes: Evans W. Liolin, AB’97, writes, “I am having a lot of fun coaching the freshman heavyweight crew at Northeastern University in Boston.” E-mail him at Paul E. Hoffman, AB’97, is training with Adela Milano, AB’96, to participate in the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, AK, on June 19. He is attempting to raise $5,000 to support the Leukemia Society of America. E-mail him at or call him at 773/529-8777.

College alumni, please send your news to: Alpha Lillstrom, AB’97, 156 W. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16001. E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: On August 31, Jung Rhee Shim, MFA’97, received a doctoral degree in fine arts from Hong lk University Seoul in Seoul, Korea. She is the first woman in Korea to receive this degree.

98 College alumni—Elaine Chang, AB’98, writes: Greetings, Class of ’98! I hope this issue finds you all well and enjoying your post–U of C experiences. It’s really hard to believe that seven months have already passed since all of us were last on the U of C campus together. With time passing by so quickly, I look forward to hearing from each one of you—please fill me in on the details of your work, school, vacations, etc., so we can all partake in each other’s unique experiences. Let’s keep in touch. Best wishes!

College alumni, please send your news to: Elaine Chang, AB’98, 31 Ironwood Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. Phone: 973-605-8711 (h). E-mail:

Other alumni news includes: Lisa Goodwin McCoy, JD’98, joined the law firm Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd. as an associate attorney. She works in the firm’s real-estate practice.

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