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Congratulations to the

Class of 1964




Sunday, May 18, 2014

Class of 1964

Office for Development and Alumni Affairs

May 18, 2014

Dear Class of 1964 Member, On behalf of Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz and the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs, we take great pleasure in welcoming you to your 50th Anniversary Reunion. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe firsthand the dramatic changes that have taken place at Hofstra University, particularly in recent years. We invite you to reminisce and appreciate how you and your classmates are links in a very strong chain. Thank you for participating in the preparation of this directory. It contains biographical information taken from the forms that you and your classmates provided up to the time of printing. Keep in touch! Get involved! Enjoy! Sincerely,

Alan J. Kelly Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Amy Reich Senior Director for Alumni Affairs

Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House | 150 Hofstra University | Hempstead, New York 11549-1500 Phone: 516-463-6636 | Fax: 516-463-5897 | Email:

Class of 1964 Frank Barning In 1964 I graduated with a political science/history degree. I have been married for 45 years. I am on Facebook.

Barbara Janowitz Berkowitz Through the years I have done many things, including teaching school, doctoral studies at Yeshiva University, hundreds of hours of volunteer work, 25 years as a licensed clinical social worker, but the education I received at Hofstra remains a highlight. I’m currently in private practice. In my leisure time I’m an avid reader. My husband and I travel and spend as much time as possible with our four fabulous grandchildren.

Janet Marcia Blatt In 1964 I graduated with a BS in elementary education. I went on to receive a master’s degree in elementary education as well.

Irene Bossert I have been widowed for 20 years and am presently an adjunct chemistry instructor at Molloy College. I enjoy traveling, golf and gardening. I have two boys and seven grandchildren.

Lynn Cardozo I received a BS in education in 1964.

Richard Cardozo I received a BBA in finance from Hofstra University. I have been married for 48 years.

Class of 1964 Daniel F. Collins I received a BA in history/political science in 1964. I continued on to receive a JD from American University. I have been married for 48 years.

Robert F. D’Esposito Dr. Robert F. D’Esposito’s career in medicine began nearly 40 years ago with an internship at Nassau Hospital, now known as Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. D’Esposito not only continues his practice at Winthrop, but also extends his experience, expertise and caring to support his peers in the medical community as well as in the education of medical students and the local school community. His hospital appointments also include North Shore University, Manhasset, New York. Hofstra University provided the backdrop for achieving a pre-medical Bachelor of Arts in biology. Dr. D’Esposito earned a medical degree from The University of Padova, Italy in 1971. He became an attending physician in 1977 following residencies with the departments of General Surgery and Urology at Winthrop and Bellevue Hospital in NYC. Dr. D’Esposito, is associate clinical professor at Stony Brook Medical School, teaching third-year medical students in their clinical rotation in urology at Winthrop. He is presently acting vice chief of the Department of Urology at Winthrop. Dr. D’Esposito is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, The New York Academy of Medicine and The Nassau Academy of Medicine. At the present time he serves as trustee of The Nassau Academy of Medicine. He is the past president and present governor of The American College of Surgeons where he has been active in the Brooklyn and Long Island Chapters. He serves as a member of the board of directors and past chairman of Scientific and Continuing Education of the American College of Surgeons. Active in community service, Dr. D’Esposito as medical director for the Garden City School District, has served as physician involved both in various health issues as well as on-site medical doctor for the school district’s sporting events from 1977 through 2009. He has been active in lecturing, research studies and publishing. He is a participating urologist of Prostate Awareness Week on Long Island.

John Dietz I attended George Washington University School of Law after I graduated from Hofstra. I received a JD in 1967, and practiced law for many years. I am currently retired.

Class of 1964 Robert Engler I received a BBA in management- marketing in 1964. I am retired and have two children and three grandchildren .

Charles Munro Fishman I graduated with a BS in English in 1964. Much information about me can be found in my CV – go to

Ellen Haselkorn Fishman I earned a BS in education in 1964. I was a teacher in Lindenhurst from 1964-1969. Married to Charles Munro Fishman for 47 years. We have two daughters and three grandchildren. I went back to work in 1980 for Department of Social Services (Nassau County) and retired in 2009 as assistant director.

Stephen A. Horblitt I recently retired after a career on Capitol Hill 1976-1990, and then 22 years as director of external relations for Creative Associates International. I remain active in public policy with board memberships, first vice president of the Greater Washington Urban League and the American Jewish Committee where I co-chair Intergroup Relations. I enjoy working out, music and reading that ranges from novels to history, politics and current events. My wife of more than 37 years and I are members of Congregation B’nai Tzedek Potomac, Maryland, and we live in Washington, D.C.

Sheila Ann Stein Howard I received a BBA in 1964.

Roger William Hughes Retired Nassau County Probation Department supervisor (Shield #31); employed 10/68-9/02. Ordained March of 1969 at the People’s Church of Long Beach, New York. Mbr. Palm Harbor Lions II; NRA, Pinellas Community Orchestra. (in New York) W. M. Lodge No. 63 F. & A. M.; B. H. Lodge No 975 F. & A. M., Shriner. Treasurer, St. David’s Welsh Society of St. Petersburg and the Suncoast, FL.

Class of 1964 Carolyn Krupinski I received a BA in sociology in 1964. Enjoy outdoor activities – skiing, biking, golf and hiking.

Gerard Lambert

Ten years ago I began donating to the Carlin/Rudolph Endowed Scholarship. That began a process that has added new meaning to my life. Walter Rudolph was a friend and fraternity brother who was killed in Vietnam in 1969; Stephen Carlin was an alumnus who was also killed in 1969. The scholarship began at Hofstra in 1986 in memory of these two graduates who made the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War by their valor and devotion to duty. Both these men laid down their lives in the service of their country and for the protection of their men; they received Purple Hearts and were decorated for valor and gallantry. Well over 100 scholarships have been awarded. If you have an interest in making a donation, please contact Hofstra’s Office for Development.

Maddy Leibowitz Maddy Leibowitz has been an enthusiastic and active alumna for 50 years and has held numerous leadership roles within Hofstra’s Alumni Organization. Her involvement began with Delta Chi Delta where served as president for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Hofstra University’s Alumni Organization and its predecessor, the Alumni Senate, for many years, including serving two years as president of the Alumni Organization. She was also named Alumni Organization Senator of the Year in June of 1992, and received the prestigious Award for Alumni Achievement in fall 1998 and the first Lifetime Service Award in fall 2009. She has been a member of the Hofstra Pride Club Board of Directors since 1993, and served as a member of the Hofstra Advisory Board. Maddy is president and owner of the commercial real estate company ML Realty Group. The corporation handles the sale, leasing, developing and consulting of real estate for office, industrial, retail, hotels, land and investments all over the United States. Maddy is also vice president for business development of familyowned Atlantic Agency Insurance and Risk Management. She is also affiliated with several professional organizations. Maddy served as past president and chairperson of the board for the City of Hope Suburban League Chapter. She is also a member of PIANY (Professional Insurance Associates of New York) and serves as a member of several Suffolk County Chambers of Commerce. Maddy, along with Atlantic Agency, has organized many charitable endeavors such as providing tons of food for the Island Harvest Turkey and Trimming Holiday campaign and delivered boxes of toys to Little Flower Children in Wading River at Christmas. In memory of her husband, she established the Ira Leibowitz Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hofstra to assist undergraduate students with their college expenses. Maddy Leibowitz has three children, Jeffrey, Heidi and Eric, and their spouses Stacey, Kevin and Toni. She also has five grandchildren, Chelsea, Skyler, Lexi, Jacob and Austin.

Class of 1964 Philip Mark

In 1964 I graduated with a B.A. in chemistry. I am currently an adjunct professor of chemistry at Hofstra University. I have been professor emeritus at Nassau Community College since 1973 and chairman of chemistry at Nassau Community College since 1972. I have also served as a member chair of the 50-year American Chemical Society, New York Section of the American Chemical Society and a member of the board of directors of Workmen’s Benefit Fund - Fraternal Insurance Company.

George A. Pattison III

Retired in 1998 (for six weeks) as a mathematics education researcher who spent most of his career in k-12 and university classrooms. Have since explored clinical intervention research, and more recently, theory building. I am currently working on a treatise titled “The Logic Gift.” Think “Euclid’s Elements.” My other lifelong interest is vocal music. I have studied voice and am a baritone with and founding member of the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. I am also a founding member of the Bach Ensemble of Naples, FL. Since retiring in 1998, Beth and I have lived in Bonita Springs, FL, where we await visits from the grandchildren

Glen Ann Foley Sabetto It has been 50 years since I have returned to Hofstra. The time has just flown by and I realized – it was probably now or never! So though I don’t expect to recognize or know anyone, it is with joy that I return to the campus that helped shape my ideas and goals and has led to a happy fulfilling life. You go Hofstra!

Edward Samuels I graduated with a BS in physics.

Linda J. Krakower Scherer I retired from teaching in New York City after 32 years and moved to Florida. My husband of 32 years passed away in 2012. I have continued my love of travel, exercising, attending lectures (at Nova University Lifelong Learning Center), reading books, going to Temple, club activities, and playing canasta. I like to keep active.

Class of 1964 Harriet Serota: I am currently working as director of patient accounts at Connecticut Family Orthopedics in Danbury, CT. I enjoy traveling, reading, museums and gardening. I have two daughters and sons-in-law who are graduates of Hofstra.

Barbara Tellis Shapiro After raising a family and teaching high school English for 23 years, I became a reference and adult services librarian, ultimately retiring in 2006. I’ve been a Long Islander all these years and frequently return to Hofstra for its wonderful programs and performances.

Robert (Bob) R. Spieler

I am a very active senior. I started a chess club at the Midwood Library in Brooklyn. I am an extreme hiker of which I’ve been to 20 national parks, including the Grand Canyon four times (backpacking). Also I just completed a trip to the North Pole. I retired after 35 years as a math/ chemistry high school teacher. My son Andrew Spieler is a finance professor at Hofstra.

Fern L. Coste Spies I love to travel. I am a travel agent now and own my own agency in Holbrook, NY. Active in Holbrook Chamber of Commerce and Ladies Auxiliary of the Holbrook Fire Dept. I love the Yankees and politics. Have two sons – Christopher and Timothy.

Doris Pfeiffer Teti I was part of the art education department. Wonderful professors – Mr. Porinchek, J. Ingersol, Dr. Miron and others taught how relevant the arts are for people. I continued to teach the importance for years on Long Island, and then in Ohio. I became department chair in Worthington Kilbourne High School, Ohio. I have taught elementary-12th grade art.

Caroline Langone Tomkiw Hofstra had a wonderful art and education department back in the early 60s. I taught art for 37 years in elementary schools in Levittown and enjoyed it very much. Married, divorced and have one wonderful son. I love retirement – free to travel, collect Blue Willowware and create stained glass!

Class of 1964 Robert F. Van Lierop Robert F. Van Lierop is an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the state of New York and in the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeal, as well as the federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Van Lierop has considerable experience in public and private international law, real estate, arts and entertainment, not-for-profit organizations, and civil rights law. With the late Haywood Burns, he was a founding partner of Van Lierop, Burns & Schaap LLP. He is currently ambassador/special advisor to the president of the 68th United Nations General Assembly. He recently served as a special envoy/climate change ambassador for St. Kitts and Nevis. In that capacity he was a vice chair of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 19. He previously represented the Republic of Suriname as a vice president of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC. Ambassador Van Lierop is also a vice chair of the South-South Steering Committee for Sustainable Development (SS-SCSD), which provides substantive guidance in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Agenda, and the South-South and Triangular Cooperation between developing and developed countries. He is also a member of the ABA Task Force on Sustainable Development. Prior to his present responsibilities, he was a high level consultant and member of the Advisory Board on Justice, Accountability, Truth, and Reconciliation for the United Nations/African Union Joint Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). He was of counsel to the NY law firm Cowan, De Baets, Abrahams & Sheppard from January 2007 until departing to join UNAMID at the beginning of 2011. When he returned from Darfur he joined the firm McLaughlin & Stern LLP, and remained there until February 2013. Mr. Van Lierop graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in economics, and from New York University School of Law with a JD. While at NYU, he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow.

Frances Newman Witman I received a BS in education from Hofstra University in 1964.

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Class of 1964 50th Reunion  
Class of 1964 50th Reunion