139 North 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
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
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
ever faster, now that many in our class are eligible for membership
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
Millennium to all.
100 Berkshire Road
Newton, Mass. 02160
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.)
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 (www.roadking.com), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
326 McKinley Avenue
New Haven, Conn. 06515
Well, here we
go, the LCOTM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
the pseudo- millennium!!!
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
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.)
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.
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
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
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.
are following a traditional path or a "road less traveled," drop me
a note or send me an e-mail.
503 Princeton Circle
Newtown Square, Pa. 19073
(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!):
heard from Henry Winters? Is he still on East End
Fixelle still in Queens County?
Delavaris ever graduate from his ophthalmology residency at
Grivetti still hanging out at Ty's?
Bunis become a tennis star?
Sue end up serving kosher Chinese cuisine in North
Hobel ever lose his freckles?
Pollack twins look more or less dissimilar now?
Sclafani and Russell Maffettone ever assume separate
identities after Columbia?
Lipari ever make the $50,000 a year that he said would make him
Joaquin Gonzalez become more or less preppie over
Knapp still a prince?
ever time I read this list, and hope some of you will,
can answer any of Bert's burning questions, send news of yourself
or a classmate, or both. Call, write, send e-mail,