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Class of 1971

Jim Shaw
139 North 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

In September, Arthur Helton "became a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, focusing on forced migration studies and preventative action. My work will draw upon the expertise of the Council's membership to identify and prioritize potential humanitarian crises, to formulate and urge appropriate policy approaches, and to monitor these responses in order to promote a preventive orientation in policymaking. I will also engage in research and write about current issues of forced migration around the world, including the implications of the Kosovo crisis."

Gary Marton, after 14 years of litigating real estate and real estate tax cases for the City of New York, was appointed to a judgeship in the housing part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. He continues to live in Brooklyn Heights with his wife, Monique, and two daughters, Simone and Danielle, ages 8 and 5 as of when Gary wrote to me.

Medical-business related: Dennis Langer, M.D., J.D., has been appointed senior vice president, product development strategy for SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. Dennis and Susan Langer live in Princeton, N.J. with their sons, William, 17, and Thomas, 13. Jerome Ehrlich, M.D., is group vice president and medical director at Robert A. Becker, EURO RSCG, a leading medical communications company.

Time flies ever faster, now that many in our class are eligible for membership in AARP!

Philip Bartolf is "busy as a father and stepfather. Stepsons Adam and Michael are gifted singers. The younger one, Mike, aspires to Broadway. My own child, Julia, begins her senior year at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. She saw the College on a college trip in March. Perhaps she'll apply. She's a good scholar (dean's list) and athlete (all league, varsity tennis and soccer). My fingers are crossed."

Alan Kuntze and Libby Mills celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on April Fool's Day, 1999 in Costa Rica. He continues to work as legal counsel (approaching 20 years) for the Swinomish Indian Tribe in LaConner, Wash.

Stan Rosenschein reports that "after 20 years in California, it was a real treat being able to spend a few sabbatical months in New York City this spring, especially since they included seeing my son, Koby, graduate from the College in 1999. And I wasn't the only alum with a child graduating (right, Milt?)."

On April 16, 1999, at 9:05 p.m., Rick Boyd became a grandfather. Kathryn Mae Turner was 7 lbs. 1 oz., and is beautiful according to Rick, whose e-mail address is

Happy New Millennium to all.

Class of 1972

Paul S. Appelbaum
100 Berkshire Road
Newton, Mass. 02160

"Greetings to all Class of '72 members," writes Richard Avila, "especially Dr. Jon Berlin '74 of Nebraska at last account." Richard is in solo law practice in San Francisco and Palo Alto, "busy raising a 5-year-old boy who is crazy about cowboys and pirates." Old friends are invited to drop Richard a line. (Let me know if you'd like his address/phone number in Palo Alto.)

Bill Hudgins was recently named member of the year by the National Association of Show Trucks, an organization of owners and operators of customized big rigs. Bill, the editorial director of Road King Magazine (, received the award for his advocacy for the industry, including efforts at promoting highway safety. He lives outside Nashville, where he's been a reporter, p.r. exec., and editor for six years for Hammock Publishing. For those of you who drive four-wheelers, his advice includes don't tailgate the big rigs, don't cut in front and expect them to stop if you do, and stay out of their blind spots on the sides, front and rear. Need more guidance? Try

Another '72 award winner is Jonathan Freedman, named in Esquire as one of 45 U. S. "heroes" for his work as a writing mentor for inner-city kids. Jonathan is at work on a book about hope in public education. His daughter Madigan has been accepted to Columbia and will defer enrollment for a year to study art and language in Provence. His son, Nick, a surfing champion, was profiled in National Geographic World for saving a swimmer's life.

I had the pleasure this fall (for which Jonathan will have to wait a year) of dropping off my son Yoni to start his first year at the College. Move-in was smoothly organized, with complimentary lunches and frat members patrolling the lines waiting for the Carman elevators and offering free sodas to thirsty parents and students. The campus looked great. Lerner Hall, the new student center that was built to replace our own Ferris Booth Hall, is a stunning building that is architecturally innovative, yet blends perfectly with the McKim, Mead & White campus. Stop by and see for yourself.

Class of 1973

Barry Etra
326 McKinley Avenue
New Haven, Conn. 06515

Well, here we go, the LCOTM.

The redoubtable Ken Kutscher was re-elected Mayor of Flemington, N.J., last November with greater than two-thirds of the vote. In his spare time, he is chairman of the cardiovascular care committee at Hunterdon Medical Center.

Dale Umetsu was recently promoted to professor in the department of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Dale has both his M.D. and a Ph.D.

Vito Castignoli's daughter Rachel e-mails that he is a successful criminal defense attorney in Milford, Conn., where he lives with his wife and two children, James and (you guessed it) Rachel. Rachel is planning to apply to the College; she and dad came for a visit and he "relived some memories." Vito coaches youth soccer in his spare time.

In other e-mail, Paul Ho apologizes for his "26-year apathy," contributing that he married late in life, is living happily in Carmel, Ind., with his wife, Susan, and baby girl, Kathleen. Paul spends most of his time "navigating today's relatively complex and competitive health care environment" in the practice of hand surgery and orthopaedic surgery in Indianapolis.

Party 'til the pseudo- millennium!!!

Class of 1974

Fred Bremer
532 West 111th Street
New York, N.Y. 10025

An issue of the Columbia Record arrived in my mailbox featuring a picture of mud-covered students sliding in the puddles of South Field following Hurricane Floyd. It reminded me of a similar picture of some of us on the front page of the Spectator in our sophomore (sophomoric?) year. Maybe these kids are all right after all!

The mailbag was light of late, but a strange coincidence occurred. All the notes came from classmates in the medical field and all from New York. (Look at the bright side-no notes on lawyers.)

Timothy Dowd (married, four kids) was recently named chairman of the anesthesia department at the Vassar Brothers Hospital. He and his family are now living in Millbrook, N.Y.

Following a less traditional path is Hunter McQuistion (married, two kids), who lives up in Hastings-on-Hudson. Hunter writes, "I am a psychiatrist and medical director of Project Renewal, a non-profit multi-service agency serving homeless people in New York. I am also active in research and professional activities in community psychiatry."

Even less traditional is the note from Robert Goodman (single). Robert has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from New York Medical College and is currently working as a senior statistical analyst at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. He also teaches at Mercy College and consults for Nutramerica. It all sounded fairly typical until he added that his spare time is spent "advancing individual liberty," that he ran for comptroller of New York in 1998, and that he is "still looking for a business to license my U.S. patent #5,336,446 for nonirritating foam formula, suitable for bubble bath, foam dancing, etc." (Maybe it would work for "virtual mud-sliding.")

I think we have another first for the class. Erwin Mermelstein (married, four kids) seems to be the first classmate with TWO kids at Columbia College and at the same time! To pay the tuition bills, Erwin toils as a cardiologist in Highland Park, N.J. and his wife, Cathy (Blank) Mermelstein B`74, works as a clinical psychiatrist at the Central N.J. Jewish Home for the Aged. And they will be working for a long time: their youngest child is now 6.

Whether you are following a traditional path or a "road less traveled," drop me a note or send me an e-mail.

Class of 1975

Randy Nichols
503 Princeton Circle
Newtown Square, Pa. 19073

Bert (Albert J.) Mrozik and Derval Walsh B'74 were musing recently and sent the following questions "of burning interest" to them. If you have answers, send them to me and I'll get them to Bert and Derval (and also publish them!):

Has anyone heard from Henry Winters? Is he still on East End Avenue?

Is Alan Fixelle still in Queens County?

Did Louis Delavaris ever graduate from his ophthalmology residency at John Hopkins?

Is Bruce Grivetti still hanging out at Ty's?

Did Henry Bunis become a tennis star?

Did Mike Sue end up serving kosher Chinese cuisine in North Merrick?

Did Joseph Hobel ever lose his freckles?

Do the Pollack twins look more or less dissimilar now?

Did Bob Sclafani and Russell Maffettone ever assume separate identities after Columbia?

Did Jo Lipari ever make the $50,000 a year that he said would make him happy forever?

Did Joaquin Gonzalez become more or less preppie over time?

Is Albert Knapp still a prince?

What about Steve Lapidus?

I chuckle ever time I read this list, and hope some of you will, too!

Whether you can answer any of Bert's burning questions, send news of yourself or a classmate, or both. Call, write, send e-mail, whatever!

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