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To read the latest news from a classmate select the first letter of the classmate's surname from the list below. Female classmates can be found under both their maiden and married names. The date of the Carnegie Mellon Magazine or Carnegie Mellon Today in which the news was published is indicated. (Last update: January 2009.)

 

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Larry Abel (E), associate professor in the School of Orthoptics at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia, regrets missing our 25th reunion but invites classmates to contact him at: l.abel AT latrobe.edu.au. (Winter 1997).
Stuart Abelman (A'71) of Van Nuys, Calif., received his MFA from UCLA in 1976. In 1977, he started Abelman Art Glass, where he uses his own formulas to create the purest quality glass possible. (Dec, 2004)
Jose Anstey (IA) of Westport, Conn., is president of Applied Information for Marketing Inc. He founded the company in 1988. (Winter 1995).
William S. Apple (E) of Richmond, Va., is principal engineering group leader for Phillip Morris USA. (Summer 1997).
Robert Ari (A), Robert Miller to his classmates, of New York City returned to Carnegie Mellon for the Drama School's master in fine arts program in conjunction with the Moscow Art Theatre School. He writes in the Alumni News East newsletter of the New York City Drama Clan, "Theater was a dream, a dream that I decided to make real. So taking a year of out my career and committing myself to many years of bank loan repayment, I braced myself to go back to a world of textbooks, homework and Skibo food. I became a student at the age of 45. It proved to be one of the most fulfilling years of my life." (Fall 1997).
Robert received a master of fine arts in acting at Carnegie Mellon as part of the program in conjunction with the Moscow Art Theatre School. In June he returned to New York City and participated in the master's class production of "Grapes of Wrath." (Winter 1995).
Robert is enrolled in the Carnegie Mellon-Moscow Art Theatre School master's program in acting. (Winter 1994).


William Ballentine, son of David Ballentine (E) and the late Joan Szafranski Ballentine, has been accepted into the Carnegie Institute of Technology as a freshman beginning in the fall of 2003. (Fall 2003).
Ann Ballinson Kleinman (HS) and Jerry Kleinman (HS'70) have a daughter Jill, a senior at Tufts University. (Winter 1995).
David I. Bauman (E) of Atlanta, Ga., is an anesthetist at Emory University Hospital. (Summer 1997).
Douglas W. Bennett (E) migrated from chemical engineering to software engineering in 1982. The result of adding conventional engineering practices to software is his book: "Designing Hard Software, The Essential Tasks," (Prentice Hall, 1997). Doug lives in Sandy Hook, Conn. with his wife and two daughters. He can be reached at 76665.172 @ compuserve.com. (Spring 1998).
Edward J. Berbari (E) of Carmel, Ind., is professor and chairman of the Electrical Engineering department at Purdue University. He continues his cardiology research as a professor of medicine at Indiana University's School of Medicine. (Winter 1995).
S. Michelle Berger (HS) is a realtor in Upper Black Eddy, Pa. (Summer 1997).
Harold Berlin (A) of Lancaster, Pa., is assistant principal at Manheim Township Senior High School. His wife, Jean Bradel Berlin (A), is a performer and a voice instructor at Millersville University and at a private studio. They have two children, Thomas and Gretchen. (Winter 1994).
Carolyn Bersak (HS), of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., looks forward to seeing her classmates at our upcoming reunion. (Spring 2001).
Phillip A. Billings (E) of Shoreview, Minn., is director of engineering at Reell Precision Manufacturing. His wife Jane Bridigum Billings (S '73) has made the transition from full-time mother and homemaker to assistant editor at American Guidance Service. (Spring 2001).
"It was a Miracle -- Stories of Ordinary People and Extraordinary Healing" is the title of the book written by Kamila Novak Blessing (HS). Published this year by Augsburg Fortress Press, the book contains true stories of spiritual healing and a biblical theology of suffering and healing. Kamila, known to her classmates as Charlene K. Novak, lives in Rocky Mount, N.C. (Winter 1999).
Kamila is an Episcopal priest with three parishes. She graduated from Duke University in May with a Ph. D. in New Testament and a minor in comparative Semitic linguistics. Kamila also earned a Ph. D. in information science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. She says that her bachelor's in technical writing from Carnegie Mellon "was the most useful preparation I could possibly have had for all that has followed." (Winter 1997).
Lorraine M. Brooks Bertoni (MM) of Clifton, N.J. is working as a professionally licensed school counselor and, together with her husband Louis, is supporting two college age daughters. She has begun thinking about retirement and traveling. Lorraine plans to attend our 30th class reunion. (Summer 2001).
Lorraine is a school guidance counselor at Schuyler/Colfax Middle School in Wayne, N.J. (Summer 1996).
Lorraine completed a master's degree in counseling. (Winter 1995).
Carolyn Bevsak (HS) is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has two children and enjoys playing tennis. (Winter 1995).
Larry Billetdeaux (IM) moved to Bruin, Pa. (Winter 1995).
Ralph Bloom III (A) of Middletown, Va., is the purchasing manager for Morrow Equipment Co. LLC, the largest construction tower crane rental firm in the world. Ralph and his wife Mary have five sons and live in Middletown, VA. (Winter 2001).
Cynthia P. Bonner (HS) (photo) was named the first chief of staff and director of administration for Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs. She was previously associate vice president for faculty and staff resources for the University of North Carolina (UNC) and a visiting professor at North Carolina State University. At Virginia Tech, Cynthia will oversee administrative functions in the vice president's office and will negotiate and plan a two-year transition of other organizational functions to centralized management. (Dec., 2004)
William H. Borland (E) lives in Leonardtown, Md. (Winter 1995).
Elizabeth (Betty) Brennfleck Pascuzzi (HS) of Bradford Woods, Penna. has earned her Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University in the field of Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Dr Pascuzzi was designated as an Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient. Betty and her husband of 31 years, Todd Pascuzzi (FA 72, 94) are partners in a consulting firm, Pascuzzi & Associates, Inc. currently doing business as Managed Care Learning (www.managedcarelearning.com). As an instructional strategist and designer, Betty works with her managed health care clients to develop effective training outcomes while Todd creates graphic designs including visual metaphors for printed and online content. The Pascuzzi’s have remained in the Pittsburgh area and return to campus several times each year for alumni events and drama productions. Betty can be reached at betty AT managedcarelearning.com. (Summer 2007)
Patricia Colvin Burson (A) of Dorchester, Mass., displayed "Available Light Works" in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration's Posner Hall during Carnegie Mellon's Family Weekend in November, 2002.(Spring 2003).
Patricia is founder of Patricia Burson Studio, specializing in oils and watercolors. Her husband, David Scott Burson (A'72), is president of Wallace, Floyd and Associates, Inc. (Winter 1994).
Susan Mills Burson (A) lives in West Chester, Penna. and is employed as a project manager by Peirce Park Group, an investment consulting company. She received an MBA in Financial Management (2000) from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware and holds Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Susan has two children in college: William Burson Teodecki (Millersville University of Penna.) and Amy Marie Teodecki (Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Penna.). In June 2005 she married Dr. Eugene F. McInereny at St. John's Episcopal, Concordville, Penna. Susan has continued with her interest in art and is an active community volunteer. email address: susanmillsburson at earthlink.net (Fall 2005).


James R. Call (IA) of Larchmont, N.Y., enjoyed two graduation ceremonies last spring. Daughters Wendy and Mallory graduated from Hartwick College and Mamaroneck High School, respectively. (Winter 1994).
Joni Scully (A) of New York City has two large paintings, "Union Square" and "Red Cloud NE of Canal Street" in an exhibit entitled: "American Town and Country: A Collection of City and Landscape Paintings." Announcement (224 Kbytes) Friends and classmates wishing to view the exhibit should please contact William C.Lee 1-212-446-4801 153 East 53rd Street NYC, NY 10022. Joni's Web site is www.joniscullypaintings.com (Summer 2007).
Joni Scully Campbell exhibited her paintings at the Asyl Gallery in Chelsea in New York during November. (Summer 1998).
Joni exhibited her painting "Snow Storm," a view from Canal Street, in a collection of works at the Holland and Wilson fine art gallery in Bedford, N.Y. (Winter 1997).
Joni exhibited two drawings in the 20th annual Small Works show at 80 Washington Square East Galleries during February. (Summer 1996).
Joni had paintings and drawings appear in a music video, "She Don't Know," by country rock group The Wicomicos. Her husband, Mikel, is a songwriter, composer and bass player for the group. She also contributed to an art competition sponsored by the Parents' Foundation in New Haven, Conn. (Fall 1995).
Joni performed and danced in Sotoba Komachi-Teatro Flamenco at La Mama Etc. in New York City. She dedicated a series of photographs and flamenco paintings to her greatest teacher, the late Maria Alba. (Winter 1995).
Pierre Chechan (IA) of Paris, France, is vice president of marketing, sales and customer support for Turbomeca. (Winter 1994).
Gale E. Christianson (HS) a history professor at Indiana State University, received the Research/Creativity Award for the second time; he first won it in 1985. He has written six books, including biographies of Isaac Newton and Edwin Powell Hubble. (Winter 1997).
Danny R. Closser (E) of Palmdale, Calif., enjoys hiking, camping, volleyball, softball and golf. He and his wife, Armida, have a son, Zachary. (Winter 1994).
Patricia Colvin Burson (A) of Boston is founder of Patricia Burson Studio, specializing in oils and watercolors. Her husband, David Scott Burson (A'72), is president of Wallace, Floyd and Associates, Inc. (Winter 1994).
David A. Coulter (TPR) moved to Los Angeles to become chairman of west coast operations at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (April 2005).
David of San Francisco, Calif., is CEO of BankAmerica Corp. (Summer 1997).
Robert T. Culmer (HS) of Dallas, Texas, is still in business for himself after 11 1/2 years, and he reports, "That amazes no one more than me." Bob helps small businesses with bonus plan design and other pay issues. He was named small businessman of the month by the Plano, Texas, Chamber of Commerce last year. Bob is always interested in hearing from other alumni. (Summer 2003).
Robert specializes in marketing analysis and computer consulting. (Winter 1995).
Robert can't believe he's old enough to be a grandfather (but he is). He is a consultant in pay and human resource matters and in computer database software. (Winter 1994).


Linda Daley Kosturko (S) and her husband, William, of West Hartford, Conn., are trustees of Miss Porter's School, a college preparatory school for girls in grades nine through 12. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is a student there. Linda is assistant professor of zoology at Connecticut College. (Summer 1995).
Jerry Dantry (A) of Cecil, Pa., arranged and conducted the musical portion of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's tribute to Stephen Sondheim who won the 1993 Richard Rodger's Award foe excellence in musical theater. Dantry is music director in Carnegie Mellon's Drama Department. (Spring 1995).
Cynthia Day Solganick (H) and Howard S. Solganick (E) of Bargaintown, N.J., own a consulting business, Energy Tactics and Services Inc. They advise commercial and industrial clients on utility payments. (Winter 1995).
Richard A. N. "Dee" DeCristofaro (S) of Stow, Mass. carried the Olympic Torch through South Boston on December 27, 2001. Dee was nominated for this honor by his duaghter, Valerie, who wrote and essay about her father for a high school writing contest. Dee notes that day was the coldest in the winter of 2001. The event was reported in his company newspaper (443 Kbytes PDF document, see Page 4). The Boston Globe took a family color photo in the living room of his house for that article and published it on the front page of the Metro West section. The Coca-Cola company bought the torch which Dee had carried through "Southie" and presented it to him. Dee notes, "My fellow torchbearers in Southie had led quite amazing lives, from heroes of all sorts to survivors of all sorts. I felt both honored and humbled to be among these socially accomplished people that day." Additional photos of Dee are available at: www.anndee.com/Torch/default.html . (Summer 2003).
Dee works in information technology at British Aerospace Engineering Systems of North America. "Nine workdays per fortnight I commute from central Massachusetts to southern New Hampshire against traffic and over pleasant back roads." Dee left his previous job when his department was "re-engineered." Two of the four siblings he and wife Ann adopted are still at home. (Winter 2001).
Dee" of Oxon Hill, Md., is site manager for Scientific & Commercial Systems Corp. He has three adopted children and enjoys weekend athletics, public speaking, and learning German. (Winter 1995).
After spending several very successful years doing theatre in New York City, Martha P. Deering (A) of Shrewsbury, Mass., is now a practicing clinician in mental health, substance abuse, and rehabilitation counseling, spending a significant amount of her time doing training and public speaking around the country. Martha works for an Employee Assistance Program and also has a small private counseling practice. She continues to keep her hand in theatre - her husband is the costume designer at Holy Cross College Department of Theatre Arts; her daughter is a theatre major at Hofstra; and Martha does a lot of make-up for local theatre (for which she even gets paid!), as well as costumes (for which she doesn't get paid but says it is fun). She is considering doing a little directing on the side for the local LORT (League of Resident Theatres) company. Although her professional schedule doesn't allow for acting anymore, she reports her public speaking and teaching satisfies a lot of those needs. (Winter 2005).
Martha maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is a consultant counselor as Clark University. Her husband Kurt is a costume designer at Holy Cross College. (Winter 1997).
Louis N. DeToro (IA) of Youngstown, Ohio, has written a tongue-in-cheek book, How Not to Play Golf. His advice to others: "My advice to golfers is simply to go out and play the game. And remember, you can't miss a putt. It's just that the hole is in the wrong place." DeToro taught economics and statistics at Youngstown State University and later served as an economist with the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has authored several books and articles on various U.S. industries and co-authored a number of reports to the president and congress. (June 2008).
Louis sent in this commentary. "Socrates is said to have dais, 'I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.' So at least you know one thing...or this isn't wisdom. Or he was quite a commedian. Or he wanted posterity to think to itself." (Fall 2001).
Albert M. Di Paolo (IM), of Van Nuys, Calif., is a computer systems analyst for Lockheed Martin. Albert returned to Carnegie Mellon for his first class reunion last fall and enjoyed it thoroughly. (Summer 2002).
Nancy DiCocco (S) visited Italy on a Carnegie Mellon alumni trip. Her husband, David, will retire in June and the two plan to travel more frequently. (April 2005).
June Dickinson Lloyd (HS) of Pittsburgh teaches in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Seton Hill College. (Fall 2001).
Jenifer Digby Gile (HS) earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Denver. Her son Merritt attends Carnegie Mellon. (Winter 1995).
Roger Dooley (E), of South Bend, Ind., is co-founder and president of CompStar Services Inc. which specializes in computer facilities management. His daughter, Alicia is a freshman at Columbia University in New York. Roger can be reached at rogerd @ compstar.comor www.compstar.com (Spring 1997).
Bernard Dubb (H) lives in Ashford, Conn. (Spring 2002).
Edward F. Dumont (A) of Mount Lebanon, Pa., is a self-employed illustrator specializing in architectural delineation. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Hallie and Derek. (Summer 1995).


Peggy Mae Eberhard (S) is president of Mae Consulting Inc. a certified small business and woman's business enterprise specializing in data bases. Peggy and her husband, Mark, live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. (Summer 2002).
Barbara Eckstein Greil (HS), of Alfred, N.Y., and her family vacationed in Paris, Normandy and London last summer. In September Barbara donated a kidney to her younger brother, Barry Eckstein. Both are doing well. Anyone with questions about neing a living donors may contact her at greilbj @ alfredstate.edu (Spring 2001).
Barbara participated in the "Great New York Readaloud," a state activity scheduled during National Library Week each spring. She was one of many who contributed time and talent to the week long program at the Alfred-Almond School. Barbara lives in Alfred, N.Y. with her husband Larry and their two children, Robby and Maddie. (Spring 2000).
Barbara was among those honored with the SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor's Award for Excellence this spring. She joined the staff of the Hinkel Memorial Library at Alfred State College in 1997 and serves as the head of public services and bibliographic instruction. Prior to joining Alfred State College's professional staff, Barbara earned a master's degree in library science from Rutgers University and served as reference librarian at the Plainfield, NJ Public Library. (Winter 1999).
Barbara is head of public services and coordinator of bibliographic instruction at the Hinkle Library at Alfred State College. She and her husband, Larry, have two children. (Winter 1994).
H. Ted Elden Jr. (A) an architect based in Charleston, W.Va., compiles resources for exploring reasons behind the Sept. 11 World Trade Center collapse on his Web site www.abodia.com/911 (June 2006).
Ted and his father recently skied in Italy, visited their factory in Germany and then toured Rome. (Ted notes that architects especially like to look at those classic buildings, art and sculptures!) (Fall 2001).
Ted was awarded first place by Poetry in Print for his poem, "Meteorites." Ted has had about 135 poems published. He can be reached at aaTed AT Charter.net. (Spring 2001).
Ted visited friends and relatives in California and Washington during the summer of 1997. Ted's father, who lives in Washington, may be the only survivor from the School of Architecture's 1937 graduating class. (Spring 1998).
Ted published 60 poems and a book of poetry in 1996. (Summer 1997).
Ted operates Elden Photography and the architectural firm of Elden & Associates. (Winter 1995).
Ted is an architect and photographer. (Summer 1995).
Esteban (HS), known as Stephen F. Paul to classmates, is artist-in-residence at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainy Ranch, Ariz. Esteban studied in Spain for five years under legendary classical guitarist Andres Segovia. (Summer 1998).


Joel A. Farkas (IM) lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Charlese, and their three daughters. (Winter 1994).
Candace Feiring (HS) of Highland Park, N.J., is a professor of pediatrics at the Robert ward Johnson Medical School. (Winter 1994).
James S. Fennell, Jr. (E) of Beaumont, Texas, works for Exxon Mobil. Jim's son, Mark, graduated from Notre Dame in 1998 and works for Johnson Controls in Chicago. Daughter Rebecca is completing her senior year in accounting at Texas A&M University. (Spring 2001).
Jim enjoyed a "fantastic summer vacation" at the Grand Canyon. He visited his classmate Alan G. Letki (E'70). (Spring 1996).
Jim is process safety engineer at Exxon in Beaumont, Texas. His eldest son, Mark, attends the University of Notre Dame. He graduated in the top 10 of his high school class. (Spring 1995).
Jack Finglass (A) of Washington, DC, works for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. (Summer 2001).
William S. Fisher a researcher with the Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf Breeze Fla. Laboratory, discussed coral reef research as one of the EPA's Green Scene podcast series (link) (Summer 2008).
Bill is a research pathologist at the Environmental Protection Agency's Natural Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Gulf Breeze, Fla., where he also resides. (Summer 2002).
Lily J. Florida (A) of Pittsburgh works as an artist and a psychotherapist in private practice. She earned a master of arts in psychology in 1990 and a master of education in counseling in 1994 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. (Winter 1995).
Eric Forsythe (A) of Iowa City, Iowa, translated, adapted and directed a production of Moliere's "The Would-Be Gentleman." He also developed the Iowa Summer Repertory's Beth Henley Festival. (Winter 1994).
Alice Mansueto Frederick (HS) of Kenmore, N.Y., has two children, Peter and Mary. (Winter 1994).
Kurt L. Friedrich (E) is vice president of engineering ar TimeSys Corp., a Pittsburgh firm that markets tools for LINUX and JAVA systems. He manages the deployment of all TimeSys products. Kurt has 30 years of experience in the computer industry. (Summer 2002).
Madeline Frink (HS) lives in Pittsburgh. (Winter 1995).


Nicholas Garber (E), chairman of the deaprtment of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and coauthored the textbook "Traffic and Highway Engineering" (Brooks/Cole). (April 2005).
Barbara G. Gardner Heller (A) and Richard B. Heller(E) and of Newton Square, Pa, have two sons in college. Barbara teaches music at the Loomis Elementary School. Richard is president and owner of Vanalt Electrical Construction, which specializes in signal and power installations in the transit industry. They plan to attend our 30th class reunion. (Summer 2001).
Robert Gariano's (A) company, Robert Gariano Associates LLC, celebrated its one-year anniverary earlier this year. The company, which has offices in Lake Forest, Ill., and Bethesda, Md., recruits senior executives and members of boards of directors for public and private companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Chris Dancy (HS '00) runs the Bethesda office and leads the firm's information technology and supply chain practices. (June 2006).
Robert serves as president of the Chicago Foundation for Education, a non-profit organization which provides grants and new teaching ideas for Chicago public school children through a variety of special programs, including technology and computer science projects. Robert heads the Global Industrial Sector for Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive recruiting firm. He previously earned his MBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1983 and spent 15 years at General Electric. Robert and his wife Linda have three children: Beth, who graduated from CMU in 1996; Joan, who is currently a student at CMU; and Joe, who attends the University of Arizona. Linda and Bob live in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Spring 2000).
Robert is managing director at Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive recruitment firm. He is also head of the company's North American sector. (Fall 1997).
Robert joined Russell Reynolds Associates in Chicago as executive director. He recruits senior-level executives for clients in industrial and manufacturing companies. (Winter 1995).
Patrick Georges (E) and Mari Klein Georges (S) live in Asnierer-sui-Seine, France. Mari is co-director of Research and Development at Transpac, Paris. (Winter 1995).
Mari of Seine, France, is a technological program manager for Cap Gemini Innovation, a research and development lab. (Winter 1994).
Jenifer Digby Gile (HS) earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Denver. Her son Merritt attends Carnegie Mellon. (Winter 1995).
Robert P. Goldsmith (HS) of Carlisle, Pa., is a computer security engineer. He write: " married, no kids, but a succession of adopted dogs and cats (woof! woof!)." (Summer 1995).
Gerald A. Glaser (S) of Sunnyvale, Calif. is a MIS tech manager for XILINX Inc. Information Technology. He serves on the Sunnyvale Planning Commission. (Fall 1997).
Sander R. Gossard (A) of Teaneck, N.J., has three children. (Winter 1994).
Steven J. Greenfield (E) of Palm Harbor, Fla., is executive director of Catalina Marketing Corp. (Winter 1994).
Barbara Eckstein Greil (HS), of Alfred, N.Y., and her family vacationed in Paris, Normandy and London last summer. In September Barbara donated a kidney to her younger brother, Barry Eckstein. Both are doing well. Anyone with questions about neing a living donors may contact her at greilbj @ alfredstate.edu (Spring 2001).
Barbara participated in the "Great New York Readaloud," a state activity scheduled during National Library Week each spring. She was one of many who contributed time and talent to the week long program at the Alfred-Almond School. Barbara lives in Alfred, N.Y. with her husband Larry and their two children, Robby and Maddie. (Spring 2000).
Barbara was among those honored with the SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor's Award for Excellence this spring. She joined the staff of the Hinkel Memorial Library at Alfred State College in 1997 and serves as the head of public services and bibliographic instruction. Prior to joining Alfred State College's professional staff, Barbara earned a master's degree in library science from Rutgers University and served as reference librarian at the Plainfield, NJ Public Library. (Winter 1999).
Barbara is head of public services and coordinator of bibliographic instruction at the Hinkle Library at Alfred State College. She and her husband, Larry, have two children. (Winter 1994).
Jennét "Wendy" Grover (HS) of Livermore, Colo., is the executive director of the International Association for New Science, a Fort Collins-based non-profit organization "dedicated to research and education for the benefit of our planet and its inhabitants." She welcomes interested correspondents at science @ ians.org. (Winter 1997).


Arthur Hall (E) of New Castle, Penna., is Director of Environmental Affairs for Wheatland Tube Co. He recently added two retired racing greyhounds to his family to replace the sons who have grown up and moved out. Art would enjoy hearing from CMU friends. E-mail: art.hall @ wheatland.com. (Winter 2000).
Henry A. Hegerle (E) of Pittsburgh married Theresa Pajak last year. Self-described as semi-retired, Henry had worked for the city of Pittsburgh. He reviews construction drawings for code compliance. (Summer 1996).
Don E. Heller (S) and wife Molly (S '73)report they have returned to Pennsylvania "after 18 years in the wilderness (namely, Texas and Iowa)." Don is an associate professor of computer science at Penn State University.(Spring 2002).
Don, of Ames, Iowa, works for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University. (Winter 1994).
Richard B. Heller (E) and his wife, Barbara G. Gardner Heller (A), of Newton Square, Pa, have two sons in college. Barbara teaches music at the Loomis Elementary School. Richard is president and owner of Vanalt Electrical Construction, which specializes in signal and power installations in the transit industry. They plan to attend our 30th class reunion. (Summer 2001).
Peggy Hermann Wojcik (S) and James S. Wojcik (E) of Pittsburgh help couples improve their communication skills through the Marriage Encounter program. Peggy is an assistant vice president at Mellon Bank in the technical training area. James is head of the Gas Supply Department at People's Natural Gas Co. in Pittsburgh. (Summer 1996).
George R. (Rich) Holdren, Jr. (S) (photo 20 Kb) is vice provost for research at Oregon State University. His wife, Anna, is associate professor and chair of the public health department at the university. Rich's fond memories of CMU are reflected in his license plate (21 Kb)! "The license plate was obtained when I had a much lower profile position at the university but, by golly, I have no intention of changing it!" George writes. (Fall 2002).
Craig Houga (A) opened an office in Exton, Pa., and specializes in commercial architecture. (Winter 1995).
Marita Ritter Howell (E) of Pittsburgh teaches physics and math at Seton-LaSalle High School. She serves on Kappa Kappa Gamma house board and the high school band parents' association. She visits the Carnegie Mellon campus to attend musical performances by her son, junior Dana L. Howell. (Spring 2001).
David M. Hughes (E) of Ft. Washington, Pa., is the infrastructure engineer for American Waterway Company's Innovation and Technology Group in Voorhees, N.J. Dave was contributing editor for the American Water Works Association's "Assessing the Future: Water Utility Infrastructure Management." (April 2005).
David is working as hydraulic engineer for Philadelphia Suburban Water Company. David also serves as chairman of the American Water Works Association's Water Utility Infrastructure Management Committee. David invites classmates to contact him at: dhughes28 @ aol.com. (Winter 2000).


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Kenneth D. Janowitz (E) of Meredith, N.H., is president of McKechnie Plastic Packaging, a diversified manufacturer of plastic containers and blow-molded parts. (Winter 1994).
Neil K. Johnson (A) and Caroline Reder Johnson (MM) of Cinnaminson, N.J., are helping to plan our upcoming reunion. (Spring 1996).
Caroline is director of business development for a furniture restoration and conservation company. Neil runs his own architectural firm. (Spring 1995).
Klaus J. Juhnke (IA) of Hamburg, Germany, founded Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittle Guibo USA Inc. in an effort to increase international tank container traffic. (Winter 1994).


Martin B. Kaye (IM) of Franklin Lakes, N.J., is Chief Financial Officer and Controller of G & S Investors, G.P. of Port Chester, NY. G & S is a real estate developer, property manager, and builder that develops, owns, and self manages over one million square feer of retail shopping centers and other "big box" retail space, primarily in New Jersey and New York. (Fall 2006).
Martin is vice president for asset management of Greenthal Realty Partners L.P. of New York City. (Fall 1997).
Thomas E. Kennedy (E) of Venetia, Pa., founded T. E. Kennedy Inc., a construction firm. (Winter 1994).
Alan B. Klauss (A) of Pittsburgh is a principal and shareholder in Williams Trebilcock Whitehead, an architectural, planning and interior design firm. (Winter 1994).
Mari Klein Georges (S) and Patrick Georges (E) live in Asnierer-sui-Seine, France. Mari is co-director of Research and Development at Transpac, Paris. (Winter 1995).
Mari of Seine, France, is a technological program manager for Cap Gemini Innovation, a research and development lab. (Winter 1994).
Ann Ballinson Kleinman (HS) and Jerry Kleinman (HS'70) have a daughter Jill, a senior at Tufts University. (Winter 1995).
Diane Kokoruda Tarr (MM) lives in San Diego, Calif.. (Winter 1997).
Albert V. Kordesch (S) and wife Sharon of San Jose, Calif., have three children. Al is manager of Device Technology and Engineering, Advanced NVM Technology Development Division, Winbond Electronics Corporation America. Al and his wife Sharon moved to San Jose, CA in 1981. Al invites classmates to contact him at: kordesch @ ieee.org. (Spring 2000).
Albert works for International Microelectronics. Albert, his wife Sharon, and their three children love the West Coast weather and scenery. (Fall 1997).
Linda Daley Kosturko (S) and her husband, William, of West Hartford, Conn., are trustees of Miss Porter's School, a college preparatory school for girls in grades nine through 12. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is a student there. Linda is assistant professor of zoology at Connecticut College.(Summer 1995).
Barbara Zelleznick Krueger (MM) of Delmar, N.Y. is director of operations for the New York State Department of Health's Women, Infants and Children program. Barbara and her husband Charles have a son, Charlie. (Summer 1996).
Juergen Kuehn reports he is living in Connecticut and doing well. That's great news, as he had been listed as one of our lost classmates! (August 2005).


Frank L. Lederman (S) of Pittsburgh was featured in the second in a series of articles profiling people trained in physics who have gone on to make their mark in a variety of careers. The article appeared on Page 5 of the June issue of American Physical Society News. In the article, Franks says, "Physicists deal with a broad range of technologies, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, metallurgy, etc., so physics is the perfect platform for designing and leading a company’s technological strategy...Physics is the right science. I wouldn’t pick another."(Fall 2007)
Frank has retired from his position as Alcoa's vice president and chief technical officer and moved to Tucson, Ariz. He is active on several company and university boards and was elected to the board of directors for Seattle-based Cray Inc., manufacturers of high-performance computers, in May. (Dec, 2004)
Frank and his wife Daphne have returned to the Pittsburgh area after spending seven years in Canada. He is vice president-research, development and engineering for Alcoa and directs the Alcoa Technical Center. (Winter 1995).
Frank is vice president for research, development and engineering at Alcoa. (Fall 1995).
Susan Lehrer (A) is a junior high school art teacher and an art consultant in Wheaton, Ill. Susan plans to attend our 30th class reunion. (Summer 2001).
Barbara Majer Levine (E) reports she returned to Israel about a year ago. She is the Systems Engineering Manager for the Tel Aviv Light Rail Development Project on behalf of the municipality of Tel Aviv. She lived through the war in August and there were about 300 Katusha rocket hits in the immediate vicinity of her village on top of a mountain in the western Gailiee mountains, about 15 km from Lebanese border. Never a dull moment! She can be reached at barblev AT etech-usa.com. (Winter 2007).
Barbara left her home in Israel for a year or more to work for Amtrak in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as director of quality assurance/quality control for Electric Traction. (Spring 2001).
Barbara was a finalist for the 1992 Israel Business Woman of the Year award, is owner/manager of a consulting/documentation company. She lives in Israel. (Winter 1994).
Alan Letzt (E) recently founded AML & Associates, LLC, located in Purcellville, Va., and serves as President. He writes, "I founded this company in January of 2007 to share my knowledge of new product development and product launches with small to mid-sized organizations including start-ups. Please visit my Web site at www.AMLandAssociates.com. (August, 2007)
Alan reports that his company, Adherence Technologies (ATC), has been awarded two new grants from the National Institues of Health and one from the U.S. Dept. of Education -- all of which apply new technologies to improve healthcare communications and outcomes. In the midst of all this excitement, Alan and his wife Stephanie moved "out west" to Purcellville, VA. (Summer 2003).
Alan, of Burke, Va, is founder, president and CEO of Adherence Technologies Corp. His company received a Tibbetts Award from the Small Business Administration for excellence in applied health care research and product development. (Summer 2001).
Vernell Little (HS) of Pittsburgh received the City Theater's 1997 Robert M. Frankel Award for achievement as a teacher, director and "nurturing human being," according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The award honors an outstanding Pittsburgh artist or arts volunteer. Vernell is founder and director of the Kuntu Reperatory Theater. (Winter 1997).
Lawrence W. Lippert (A) of Farmingdale, N.J., is studying Gaelic and plans on moving to Ireland and applying for citizenship. (Winter 1994).
George F. List (E) of Ballston Lake, N.Y., is chairman of the Civil Engineering department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Summer 1996).
June Dickinson Lloyd (HS) of Pittsburgh teaches in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Seton Hill College. (Fall 2001).
Robert Loeb (E) of Phoenix, Ariz., plans to attend our 30th class reunion. (Summer 2001).
William G. Logan Jr. (A) of Oak Hill, Va., received the Outstanding Contributions to Architecture Award for 2004 from the Washington Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for his work in the Coast Guard in developing facility standards; specifically noted was he recent work on Sector Command Centers, LORAN Stations, and Representational Facilities.(August 2005).
William of Reston, Va., is acting chief of the U.S. Coast Guard's Facility Standards section in Washington, DC. (Summer 1996).
George J. Lorhan (E) of Redwood City, Calif. is looking forward to revisiting the campus for our 30th reunion. (Fall 2001).


Barbara Majer Levine (E) left her home in Israel for a year or more to work for Amtrak in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as director of quality assurance/quality control for Electric Traction. (Spring 2001).
Barbara was a finalist for the 1992 Israel Business Woman of the Year award, is owner/manager of a consulting/documentation company. She lives in Israel. (Winter 1994).
Alice Mansueto Frederick (HS) of Kenmore, N.Y., has two children, Peter and Mary. (Winter 1994).
Elliot P. Mao (A) of South San Francisco, Calif., wants to get together with alumni of the drawing classes of Herbert A. Olds (A'60) at the 25th reunion. (Winter 1994).
Diane Marburger Smith (HS) and her husband Bradford L. Smith (E'69) of Arlington, Va., report daughter Lindsay (E '99) works as an electrical engineer for Lockheed Martin. Their son Brad, a Catholic University graduate, works for Strategic Analysis, their family owned company. Diane has also started two new companies in Guatemala, Mexico.(Fall 2001).
Diane and Bradford are proud to see their daughter Lindsay follow in her father's footsteps. Lindsay is a freshman in electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon. (Summer 1996).
Karl E. Marietta (E) of Bloomington, Minn., is looking for members of the EJ's intramural sports organization--named after Edward J. Novotny (E'68)--to join him for the 25th class reunion. (Winter 1994).
Steven G. Matzuk (E) of Concord, NH is an attorney in Boston, Mass. (Summer 1997).
After a 22 year career as a professor at Rutgers University William Mayo (S) has decided to begin a new career. He has started a nano-ceramics company called NanoPac Technologies. Bill has been active in gay rights issues, touring the country showing gay people at colleges and universities how to organize. Bill, his domestic partner Walter, and their cat "Ms. Kitty" live in central New Jersey, which Bill describes as a far cry from 18 years living in Manhattan overlooking an air duct. He invites friends and classmates to contact him at wmayo @ aol.com. (Spring 2001)..
Edward M. "Ted" McClure (HS) TPR'72, is the first Public Services Librarian at the new Phoenix International School of Law in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ted retired from the Army in 1998. "My last office in the Pentagon was where the nose of the plane ended up on 9/11." He practiced law in North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and received his M.S. in Library Science from Catholic University of America in 2003. (Winter 2005)..
Lt. Col. McClure (HS) of Springfield, Va., is in his third year at the Pentagon, where he works for the U.S. Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. (Summer 1996).
William A. Meisinger (E) of Wexford, Pa., is a project manager at Koppers Industries in Pittsburgh. (Summer 2001).
Class Correspondent Bernard N. Meisner (S) of Bedford, Texas, received the Francis W. Reichelderfer Award from the American Meteorological Society at its annual meeting held in Phoenix, Ariz. The award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the provision of operational environmental services to the public. The inscription was: “For providing excellent support and devoting his professional life to the nation's environmental services.” (January 2009)
Bernard was listed as one of just 12 notable alumni of the meteorology department of the University of Hawaii on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the department. Please read the story at www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2007/01/f4_meteorology.html. (September 2007)
Bernard received a 2005 Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Merit Award for "exceptional accomplishment in the nominee's chosen profession, to which he has brought a degree of progress or in which he has become a distinguished leader, thereby bringing honor to the nominee and to Carnegie Mellon University." (November 2005).
Bernard was honored as the National Weather Association's Member of the Year for his significant contributions to the Association over the past decade.(Spring 2001). (photo--18K) (Web page}
Bernard received the first annual Isaac M. Cline Leadership Award from the National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters. The Cline Awards were established to identify and recognize operational excellence of NWS line employees in the delivery of products and services supporting and enhancing the achievement of NWS strategic and operating plans. Bernard also received a NWS Southern Region Director's Service Improvement Award for his work with the regional office's Web pages. (Spring 2000).
Bernard was elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society. (Spring 1998).
Bernard was selected as the 1997 outstanding employee, first line supervisor/team leader, by the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board. (Winter 1997).
Bernard received a Special Act Award from the National Weather Service for his participation in the planning and execution of the daily weather briefings at the 75th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Dallas. (Fall 1995).
David R. Moore (E) of Murrells Inlet, SC, retired after a successful career as general manager of engineering at South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. You can reach him at dmoore @ sccoast.net. David and Joyce, his wife of 32 years, have two grown children. Son David is an architect in Greenville, SC. Daughter Trina works in computer information systems and lives in Charlotte, NC. (Fall 1997). (photo--74K)
Carl J. Munson Jr. (S) of Glen Ridge, N.J., is senior vice president and assistant general counsel for MasterCard International Inc. He and his wife Carol McDonough Munson (HS) have four children. (Spring 1996).


Frank J. Nagy (S) of Batavia, IL, works on new technologies at the Fermi National Acceleration Labpratory. These include computer networking, video conferencing and distributed data storage. He can be reached at nagy @ mad.scientist.com. (Summer 2001).
David J. Najewicz (E) is manager of the energy and environmental systems program at General Electric Research and Development Center in Schenectady, N.Y.. He and his wife Rebecca have a daughter Mary Ellen. (Spring 1996).
Thomas J. Norulak (A) of Wilkinsburg, Pa. exhibited etchings at the Harrisburg Art Association during April and May. (Fall 1998).
Thomas exhibited prints at Hallway Gallery in Beaver, Pa. during May and June. The owner of Norulak Screen Printing in Wilkinsburg, Thomas is an instructor in print making at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In his free time he plays accordion for the ContraDance band Magic Forest which performs monthly in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Friends may contact him at norulak @ telerama.lm.com or visit his home page at www.lm.com/~norulak/ (Winter 1997).
"It was a Miracle -- Stories of Ordinary People and Extraordinary Healing" is the title of the book written by Kamila Novak Blessing (HS). Published this year by Augsburg Fortress Press, the book contains true stories of spiritual healing and a biblical theology of suffering and healing. Kamila, known to her classmates as Charlene K. Novak, lives in Rocky Mount, N.C. (Winter 1999).
Kamila is an Episcopal priest with three parishes. She graduated from Duke University in May with a Ph. D. in New Testament and a minor in comparative Semitic linguistics. Kamila also earned a Ph. D. in information science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. She says that her bachelor's in technical writing from Carnegie Mellon "was the most useful preparation I could possibly have had for all that has followed." (Winter 1997).


Steven D. Oliphant (E) of Hewitt, N.J. established Stonecap Enterprises LLC and serves as owner/manager. Stonecap Enterprises specializes in computer and network consulting. Steven was previously employed at Hewlett Packard as a senior developer. (June 2008).
Steven is a senior developer at Novodigm. (Summer 2001).
Steven is a senior developer for Novadigm Enterprise Desktop Management in Mahwah, NJ. (Summer 1997).
Jonathan Olson (E) of Pitttsburgh, has been owner and president of JM Software Services, Inc. for the last 23 years. His company specializes in the implementation of manufacturing automation systems. As of October 19, 2006, Jon will become the lead engineer for Advanced Processes Inc. of Ambridge Pa, where he will supervise the engineering staff in the creation and startup of chemical process plants for international customers.
In addition to these business activities, Jon is Lead Faculty for the University of Phoenix campus in Pittsburgh, where he teaches courses in Business Administration and Information Technology in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Students voted Jon Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2005.
Jon holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from CMU, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the general committee of the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course program that is presented each year at Robert Morris University. He can be reached at jon.c.olson AT jmss.com (Winter 2006).


Elizabeth (Betty) Brennfleck Pascuzzi (HS) of Bradford Woods, Penna. has earned her Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University in the field of Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Dr Pascuzzi was designated as an Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient. Betty and her husband of 31 years, Todd Pascuzzi (FA 72, 94) are partners in a consulting firm, Pascuzzi & Associates, Inc. currently doing business as Managed Care Learning (www.managedcarelearning.com). As an instructional strategist and designer, Betty works with her managed health care clients to develop effective training outcomes while Todd creates graphic designs including visual metaphors for printed and online content. The Pascuzzi’s have remained in the Pittsburgh area and return to campus several times each year for alumni events and drama productions. Betty can be reached at betty AT managedcarelearning.com. (Summer 2007)
Esteban (HS), known as Stephen F. Paul to classmates, is artist-in-residence at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainy Ranch, Ariz. Esteban studied in Spain for five years under legendary classical guitarist Andres Segovia. (Summer 1998).
Mark E. Perrott's (A) of Pittsburgh collaborative portrait was part of an exhibition entitled “The Art of Sharing” that ran through June 8 at the Westmoreland Museum of Modern Art in Greensburg, Pa. (Jun, 2004)
Mark exhibited his photographs of Eastern State Penitentiary at AIA Gallery in Pittsburgh in September. Hope Abandoned portrayed the 171-year-old Philadelphia penitentiary, which is now an historic site. Mark is teaching a photography course at Carnegie Mellon this spring. (Spring 2001).
Mark had a solo show of black-and-white photography at the James Gallery in Pittsburgh. (Fall 1997).
Mark showed photographs of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. (Winter 1996).
Robert M. Peyton (E) of Alta Loma, Ca., married Victoria Anne Voss in June. They honeymooned on Maui and Oahu, Hawaii. (Winter 1997).
Bob has elected early retirement from his position as Supervising Engineer at Southern California Edison to pursue a career in leisure travel. Bob will continue to be an active member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles clan. (Spring 1997).
Robert is active in the Los Angeles clan. (Winter 1995).
Robert participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program at Redondo Beach sponsored by the Los Angeles Clan. The statewide coastal cleanup program collected roughly 265,827 pounds of garbage. (Summer 1995).
Karl V. Pfirrmann (E) of Greensburg, Pa., is vice president, planning and compliance business unit at Allegheny Power. (Spring 1996).
John D. Phelps (E) is manager of facility and safety at the Corning Glass Works optical fiber plant in Wilmington, NC, the largest such plant in the world. (Summer 2001).
Laurel C. Polanick (A) is a graphics artist and scenic designer in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Summer 1997).
Ward T. Powell (E) owns The Carpet Store and More in Pittsburgh. (Winter 1995).
J. Scott Provan (S) of Chapel Hill, NC is professor of operations research and Paul Ziff distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His wife, Jane Riva Provan (MM'70), teaches part-time at Duke School for Children. They have three sons: Jonathan, Christopher and Benjamin. (Spring 1995).
William J. H. Pruss (E) of Irwin, Pa., is process manager, iron and steel at U.S. Steel's Edgar Thompson Plant which was Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill in the Pittsburgh area. He can be reached at BillPruss AT aol.com.(Fall 1997).
William is process manager, chemicals and utilities at the USX Clairton Works near Pittsburgh. (Winter 1995).


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Michael F. Ramsaur (A) of Stanford, Calif., is chairman of the Drama department at Stanford University. (Fall 1995).
Caroline Reder Johnson (MM) is director of business development for a furniture restoration and conservation company. Her husband, Neil K. Johnson (A), runs his own architectural firm. They live in Cinnaminson, NJ. Patricia L. Ray (E) of Torrance, CA is an adjunct faculty professor at American Heritage University in San Bernadino, Calif. and Anaheim University She earned a Master of Arts degree in economics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, a J.D. from Duquesne University in 1979, and an LLM from National University in Singapore in 1997. She is a member of the Bar Associations of California, New York and Pennsylvania. Professor Ray is also a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Bar, and the International Bar Association. She is currently a Legal Consultant for Financial Markets Inc. and East West Management Inc.(Winter 2006).
Paticia worked in Kosovo as part a United Nations team to rebuild the country. It is her responsibility to write and implement intellectual property laws, antitrust law, and accounting standards law and other commercial laws for the country of Kosovo. She is Senior Legal Counsel, and also in charge of negotiating contracts for foreign investment in Kosovo. Later this year she will be evaluating the intellectual property laws in Macedonia together with the legal and judical community of Macedonia on behalf of the American Bar Association (ABA). She will be working at the ABA office in Skopje Macedonia. However, if the war continues there, the project may be put on hold and she could attend our class reunion. She was chosen for the United Nations and the American Bar Association projects because of her extensive background in international commercial law and also her knowledge of Serbo Croatian.
After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from CMU Patricia worked at Westinghouse International in Pittsburgh and also at Dravo Corp. She attended the Duquesne University Law School at night, earning a law degree, and later attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned an M.A. in international and comparative economics.
In 1977-78 Patricia received an exchange fellowship to study Yugoslav Patent law for a year. That experience included learning Yugoslav language under further fellowships at Pitt. She also received a fellowship to attend the Faculty of Law in Stockholm, Sweden to study comparative intellectual property law.
After her academic work, Patricia accepted a position at the U.S. International Trade Commission and began a career litigating against imports of infringing and copied intellectual property. This led to later employment with a New York law firm and then Texas Instruments (TI), first in Dallas, Texas. Texas Instruments sent her to Asia as their legal counsel for the entire region. In that exciting position she traveled to each of the TI offices in Asia and Australia doing legal work for the company, including establishing an intellectual property portfolio. Patricia lived in Singapore for several years, and later in Hong Kong. While in Asia, she earned an LLM degree from the National University of Singapore.
In 1999 Patricia returned to the U.S. Her two children having grown and married, she is now a grandmother. Since she wanted to stay local for a while, she accepted a position as Associate General Counsel for Loral CyberStar for one year. When the United Nations opportunity came along, Loral allowed her to take a leave of absence for a few months to assist in the humanitarian projects. She is able to travel back and forth to visit family every few weeks. Patricia expects to continue the challenge of doing international projects for the next few years. (Winter 2001).
Celia B. Reisman (A) exhibited art work in the Summer Solstice Show Les Yeux du Monde in Charlottesville, Va.. She lives in Merion, Pa. (Winter 1996).
Marita Ritter Howell (E) of Pittsburgh teaches physics and math at Seton-LaSalle High School. She serves on Kappa Kappa Gamma house board and the high school band parents' association. She visits the Carnegie Mellon campus to attend musical performances by her son, junior Dana L. Howell. (Spring 2001).
Bruce L. Robertson (IM) of Silver Spring, Md. is senior vice president, lodging operations accounting, for Marriott International Co. "In what little free time I have," he says, "I've become a zealous bass fisherman." He also reads and invests in the stock market. He is chairman of the finance committee and a member of the pastoral council at his church. He invites his friends to contact him at: Blrober @ ibm.net.
Bruce and his wife Sandy have two children: Kimberly, a master's student at the Darden School, University of Virginia, and Jeffrey, an information systems manager at the University of Pennsylvania. (Winter 1997).
James W. Robinson (E) of Mundelein, IL, plans to attend our 30th reunion. (Fall 2001).
James is a project engineer with the Illinois Tool Works Corporate Technology Center in Lincolnshire, IL. He is one of 15 engineers serving nearly 300 companies worldwide. (Summer 1996).
Stephanie F. Roth (HS) [photo] is certified trainer for Fred Pryor/CareerTrack seminars teaching grammar, writing, and communication courses throughout the US. She also works as a Relationship Coach with singles, families and small businesses through her company, Leapfrog Connections (www.relationshiptoolkit.com). (Summer 2005)
Stephanie works as a technical writer at Lucent Technologies and training to be a personal and small business coach. She's divorced and lives in Broomfield, CO. Her self-esteem curriculum for teens, S.E.E.K., is a best-seller for the National Resource Center for Youth Services. Stephanie plans to walk the Honolulu Marathon in December 2001 (to say hello and/or make a donation toward the $4000 she committed to raise, contact her at stephaniefaye @ juno.com). (Fall 2001).
Joseph E. Rowland (AM) of Bethel Park, Pa., is the Pittsburgh zone distribution manager for Chrysler Corp. He and his wife Donna have two children, Allison and Jeffrey. (Winter 1995).
Russell W. Rumberger (E) is professor of education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a private pilot's license in 1994. (Winter 1995).
Paul H. Russmann (E) is engineering manager at Smit Transformers Inc. in Ladson, SC. (Spring 1996).


Ken Sacks (E) retired from the Federal Government in 2004 after 33 years of service and is an adjunct research professor at Virginia Tech's Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering. (November, 2005.)
Carol Scheftic (S) moved to New Brighton, Minn.. (Winter 1995.)
Bonnie Sue Schloss (HS) of Silver Spring, Md., is a freelance videotape editor. She spends most of her time in dark rooms looking at little televisions and dreaming about sailing. Her goal in life is to spend most of her time sailing and dreaming about dark rooms and televisions. (Summer 1997). (photo--35K)
F. Ken Schmidt (E) of Califon, NJ helped his township's school board purchase $350,000 of computers and software for kindergarten through eight grade. He can be reached at fkschmidt @ attmail.com. His wife Elaine Turansky Schmidt (MM '72) is product development director for Westwater Enterprises, a small crafts products manufacturer. (Fall 1997).
Pearl A. Schweitzer (S) of Demarest, N.J., is director of technology services for the Teaneck Public School District in Teaneck, New York. (Summer 1996).
Joni Scully (A) of New York City is an artist represented by Holland & Company Fine Art in Bedford N.Y., the Rheah Gallery in South Korea, and L'Orangerie Gallery in Greenport, N.Y. Her painting, drawings, watercolors, and prints ave been placed in collections throughout the world. She describes herself as a "painter who observes passionately and then projects fresh and re-created impressions while still keeping alive the older and more venerable joys of painting: metaphor, color, shape and texture." For more information, please visit: www.joniscullypaintings.com. (January 2009).
Joni had two large paintings, "Union Square" and "Red Cloud NE of Canal Street" in an exhibit entitled: "American Town and Country: A Collection of City and Landscape Paintings." Announcement (224 Kbytes). (Summer 2007).
Joni exhibited her paintings at the Asyl Gallery in Chelsea in New York during November. (Summer 1998).
Joni exhibited her painting "Snow Storm," a view from Canal Street, in a collection of works at the Holland and Wilson fine art gallery in Bedford, N.Y. (Winter 1997).
Joni exhibited two drawings in the 20th annual Small Works show at 80 Washington Square East Galleries during February. (Summer 1996).
Joni had paintings and drawings appear in a music video, "She Don't Know," by country rock group The Wicomicos. Her husband, Mikel, is a songwriter, composer and bass player for the group. She also contributed to an art competition sponsored by the Parents' Foundation in New Haven, Conn. (Fall 1995).
Joni performed and danced in Sotoba Komachi-Teatro Flamenco at La Mama Etc. in New York City. She dedicated a series of photographs and flamenco paintings to her greatest teacher, the late Maria Alba. (Winter 1995).
Dr. Suresh Sethi (TPR) of Plano, Texas, has been elected a fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management and director of the School of Management’s Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Sethi is internationally recognized for his work in applying quantitative methods to the fields of manufacturing and operations management, finance and economics and marketing. He has published three books and more than 300 articles in a variety of fields. (August 2005)
Suresh P. Sethi has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for contributions to control and optimization of management and economic systems." The grade of "fellow" is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. (Summer 2002).
Dr. Sethi, a professor of operations management and directory of laboratory for manufacturing research at the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. It is Canada's highest form of recognition for scholarly achievement. His citation recognized his work in operations research and management "He has led the development and use of optimal control theory to resolve important issues in production, finance and marketing." (Fall 1995).
Sarah E. Shumate (HS) is completed a doctorate in educational administration at Kent State University's Graduate School of Education. (Spring 1996).
Sarah is vice president for student affairs at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. (Winter 1995).
Peter C. Simon (A) is senior art director for Bronner Slosberg Humphrey in Boston, Mass.. (Winter 1995).
Heather Simpson (A) of Long Island City, N.Y., had a solo show at the 55 Mercer Gallery in New York City last spring. (Summer 1996).
Andrew Sirkus (AM) of Herndon, Va. was certified as a referee by the United States Soccer Federation. His daughter Leah plays for the U-13 Reston 2000 and enjoys teaching her father the finer points of the game. (Winter 1995).
Diane Marburger Smith (HS) and her husband Bradford L. Smith (E'69) of Arlington, Va., report daughter Lindsay (E '99) works as an electrical engineer for Lockheed Martin. Their son Brad, a Catholic University graduate, works for Strategic Analysis, their family owned company. Diane has also started two new companies in Guatemala, Mexico.(Fall 2001).
Diane and Bradford are proud to see their daughter Lindsay follow in her father's footsteps. Lindsay is a freshman in electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon. (Summer 1996).
Jack P. Smith (HS) has retired from ABC News and has moved to San Francisco with his new wife, the former Pam Peffer. He frequently traveled to the San Francisco area and fell in love with the place. Jack works as a freelance journalist for A&E and The Discovery Channel. He founded Jack Smith Media Group, a consulting business to advise high-tech companies how to communicate with their clients and the public. He invites classmates to visit his Web site at: www.mediasmith.tv (Winter 2001).
Jack, of Washington, D.C., was awarded a Bronze Star for valor in a ceremony at ABC News's Washington Bureau, where he works as a television news correspondent. The award came 31 years after the day he and others fought for their lives in hand-to-hand combat in the Ia Drang Valley in South Vietnam. (Spring 1998).
Philip Snyder (AM) of Burke, Va., has been named President and Chief Operating Officer for Venn, Inc. of Alexandria, Va. Venn, Inc. is the provider of web-TEA, the first web-native time and expense reporting application to pass Federal DCAA audits. Phil lives in Burke, Va. – a suburb of Washington, DC – with his wife Emily and his two daughters. He would like to hear from old friends, Phi Kap brothers and WRCT alumni at phil.snyder@web-TEA.com. (Summer 2003).
Anthony J. Solazzo (A) of Veron, Pa., is an architect at WTW Architects in Pittsburgh. (Fall 1997).
Howard S. Solganick (E) and Cynthia Day Solganick (H) of Bargaintown, N.J., own a consulting business, Energy Tactics and Services Inc. They advise commercial and industrial clients on utility payments.(Winter 1995).
Chris St. John (A) of Silver Spring, Md. is CEO of Anigraphic Productions Inc, an engineering firm located in suburban Washington D.C., specializing in complex educational projects involving multimedia and digital video engineering, virtual reality and simulators. He is an active volunteer paramedic with a county fire department. Chris is married to Kathleen Kastelic (SUPA '84).(Summer 2001).
Nick Stannard (A) of New York City, just finished Coriolanus at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row for ShakespeareNYC (this is the sixth Shakespearian play he's done for them on Theatre Row). He has also just completed a supporting role in The Flying Scissors, an independent film in which he plays Elden Emmanuel the head referee for the National Rock, Paper, Scissors League (or NRPSL). Nick says it was a lot of fun to make and he's really looking forward to its eventual release. The URL of his current Web page is: http://us.geocities.com/stannard_act (Summer 2006) (photo--56K)
Nick played Eugene O'Neill in "O'Neill" at the Blue Heron Theatre in New York. He also played Charles Condomine in the Centenary Stage production of "Blithe Spirit" in Hackettstown, N.J., and Ivor Fish in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre production of Tom Stoppard's "Rough Crossing." Pictures from his shows can be found at: http://us.geocities.com/stannard_act. (Summer 2002).
Nick invites friends and classmates to visit his Web page at http://us.geocities.com/stannard_act. (Summer 1998). (photo--24K)
Nick participated in productions of "Mousetrap" and "Bedroom Farce" in the Pirate Playhouse on Sanibel Island, FL. His hobby is manipulating digital images on his personal computer. (Winter 1995).
Bernadette Steele (E) is an independent management consultant in Tucson, AZ. She is taking a year off to complete a novel. (Winter 1995).
Douglas L. Steidl (A) of Akron, Ohio, was elected national treasurer of the American Institute of Architects at its May, 2001 convention in Denver, CO. He will serve as treasurer and continue on the National Executive Committee for the 68,000 member professional organization during 2002 and 2003. (Spring 2002).
Douglas was elected vice president of the American Institute of Architects at its national convention in Philadelphia. (Spring 2001).
Kathy Strohl Wholey Sutcliff (A) of Piittsburgh is enjoying her second career as a Doncaster wardrobe consultant. Kathy continues teach piano teaching and perform. She and new husband, Paul, have six children, including one working, three in college and two at Shadyside Academy Senior School. (Summer 2002).
Andrew B. Summers (E) and his family spent a year in Bath, England, where he worked on an exchange program designing British frigates. Andrew and his wife Estee are frequent visitors to Carnegie Mellon. Their son Josh is following in his father's footsteps in the Mechanical Engineering Department. (Winter 1995).
Nancy A. Swanson (HS) of McKeesport, Pa., is principal of Valley High School in the New Kensington-Arnold School District. The first graduate of the educational leadership program at the Heinz School, she is working on superintendent eligibility papers and a doctorate in administration and policy studies at the University of Pittsburgh. (Spring 1995).


Diane Kokoruda Tarr (MM) lives in San Diego, Calif.. (Winter 1997).
Susan Burson Tecdecki (A) lives in Oxford, Pa., and is employed by J. P. Morgan. (Winter 1995).
David F. Tegeler (A) of Winter Park, Fla. is a partner with the law firm of Bull and Tegeler, P.A. in Orlando, FL, where he concentrates his practice in construction litigation. David, his wife Molly and their children Drew and Andrea, moved from Pittsburgh to Winter Park in 1989. (Summer 1997).
Robert L. Timmerman (E) lives in Pittsburgh. (Winter 1995).
Andrew Tkach (E) of Murrysville, Pa., is director of industrial technologies for Concurrent Technologies Corp. in Johnstown. (Winter 1995).
James E. Tomayko (HS) of Wexford, Pa., co-authored "Human Aspects of Software Engineering" (Charles River Media, May 2004). He is a teaching professor in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, director of the Master in Software Engineering program and a member of the Andrew Carnegie Society Executive Board. (August 2005)
Jim is on the board of the Showcase of New Plays, an annual Drama School event. (Fall 1997).
James joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty as principal lecturer in the School of Computer Science. (Winter 1995).


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William D. Vandivier (HS) of Pittsburgh works for Mellon Bank. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School in 1981. (Winter 1995).
Charles J. "Chuck" Vukotich (S) was part of a delegation from Pittsburgh that visited the Edinburgh, Scotland, Science Festival in April. The delegation explored methods to promote Pittsburgh as a city of science and gathered ideas for the Pittsburgh International SciTech Festival. The 2001 Pittsburgh festival, which drew nearly 60,000 people, was the first of its kind in the United States. Chuck, co-chaired the event and will chair the 2002 festival. (Winter 2001).
Charles is on the board of the Showcase of New Plays, an annual Drama School event. (Fall 1997).
Charles is an alumni member of Phi Kappa Beta, the national honor society. He was also chairman of our 25th reunion. (Fall 1996) He can be reached at vuko100w @ wonder.em.cdc.gov
Charles is chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School Alumni Association. (Summer 1995).


Marcel Weiner (IM) is the managing partner of the law firm of Weiner, Glass & Reed, LLP in Dallas, Texas. In 2005 he was selected by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the Texas Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. Marcel started his private legal practice in 1984 after leaving American Airlines, where he was the Director of Contracts and Corporate Claims Administration. Marcel and his wife, Sue, have a 15 year old son named Danny.(Fall 2005).
Joan Wyzkoski Weiss (S) has been promoted to professor of mathematics at Fairfield University, where she has been teaching since 1985. On July 1, 2005 she began a three year term as president of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society. (November 2005).
Frank C. Westmeyer (S) of Norfolk, Va., is a physician and principal in several medical start-up firms. He and his wife Angela have three children.(Winter 1995).
James S. Wojcik (E) and Peggy Hermann Wojcik (S) of Pittsburgh help couples improve their communication skills through the Marriage Encounter program. Peggy is an assistant vice president at Mellon Bank in the technical training area. James is head of the Gas Supply Department at People's Natural Gas Co. in Pittsburgh. (Summer 1996).
Anthony L. Wright (E) of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 24 years. He concentrates on a Department of Energy effort called BestPractices Steam, helping large process industry improve its steam efficiency and productivity. Tony and his wife Diane are surviving (!) three children in college again this year. Classmates interested in contacting him can reach him at AWright201 @ aol.com. (Spring 2001).


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Barbara Zelleznick Krueger (MM) of Delmar, N.Y. is director of operations for the New York State Department of Health's Women, Infants and Children program. Barbara and her husband Charles have a son, Charlie. (Summer 1996).
Frank Zlotkowski (HS) returned to work at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel after enjoying a pleasant mini-career as a broadcast engineer for WPGH-TV, FOX 53 in Pittsburgh. Frank invites classmates to contact him at zlot @ 1st.net (photo--103K)(Spring 1998).
Thomas B. Zugates (E) of Pittsburgh is president and chief executive officer of McCarl's Process Systems, specializing in engineering and construction of industrial water/wastewater systems. (Winter 1995).