Page 1

THE TRINITY REPORTER Vol. 26, No.2 July 1996 Editor: Roberta N. Jenckes M'87 Sports Editor: Albert C. Carbone, Jr. '95



Publications Assista11t: Kathleen H. Davidson




Vice President for Marketing and P11blic Relations: Linda S. Campanella National Alumni Association-Executive Committee: President Peter A. Sturrock '65; Vice Presidents Gwynne MacColl Campbell '77, Rhea Pincus Turteltaub '82, and Stuart H. Kerr, Esq. '78. Members: Raymond ]. Beech '60, Alfonso L. Carney, Jr. '70, Nina McNeely Diefenbach '80, Donna F. Haghighat, Esq. '89, Creighton R. Hooker '65, Paul D. Lazay '6 1, Bryant S. McBride '88, Kevin A. North '74, Elaine Feldman Patterson '76, Daniel P. Tighe '87 and Alden R. Gordon '69, Faculty Representative. Board of Trustees-Charter Trustees: Francisco L. Borges '74, Cassandra Henderson Carney '75, William]. Eakins '66, Richard L. Huber, Thomas S. Johnson '62, ~aymond E. Joslin '58, George A. Kellner '64, Alfred]. Koeppel '54, Charles H. McGill '63, Donald L. McLagan '64, Michael M. Michigami '69, Ruth]. Nutt, Carolyn A. Pelzel '74, Paul E. Raether '68, Scott W. Reynolds '63, Ann Rohlen '71, Harvey F. Silverman '65, Emily B. Swenson '75, Douglas T. Tansill '61, and Henry M. Zachs '56. Trustee Ex-Officio: EvanS. Dobelle, President. Alumni Trustees: Paul A. Cataldo '57, Benjamin Foster '71,Jeffrey]. Fox '67, Karen A. Jeffers '76, Richard W. Stockton '60, Stanley Twardy '73. G. Keith Funston Trustee: Lisa AlvarezCalderon '88 Published by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106. Postage paid at Hartford, CT, and additional mailing offices. The Trinity Reporter is mailed to alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Trinity College without charge. All publication rights reserved, and contents may be reproduc ed or reprinted only by written permission of the editor. Opinions expressed are those of the editors or contributors and do not reflect the official position of Trinity College.


A new academic leader for the College



A career of commitment and caring



Illuminating the scene

if the grime

































in this issue

Postmaster: Send address change to Trinity R eporter, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106.

Cover: Graduate touches "the Book" at Commencement. Photo by Al Ferreira.

Hans Becherer '57, p. 50

Michael Conforti '68, p. 53

Arlene Forastiere '71, p. 55

Alice O'Connor '80, p. 60

From the President Dear Friends ofTrinity:


he Class of '96 - a group of outstanding students and special people who contributed so much to the quality and character of Trinity during their four years here- has graduated. The Commencement ceremony, held on a truly beautiful May afternoon, was memorable in many ways. I feel a particularly strong personal bond with the Class of '96 - my first graduating class, as it were. It was an exciting year for me and, I believe, for the College. Trinity is as strong and focused as ever, and marches as confidently toward the next century as our graduating seniors march from Trinity into the "real world" that awaits them. We had a record-setting year in admissions, with a 25 percent increase in applications and a commensurate improvement in our selectivity. Contributions to the Annual Fund topped $3 million for the first time ever, and the Class of '96 set a record with the largest senior class gift ever given to the College. Three seniors won prestigious Watson Fellowships, two faculty members were awarded highly coveted Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, and our athletes excelled on the courts, in the fields, in the pool and on the river. We've appointed an outstanding new Dean of the Faculty, Raymond Baker (whom you will read about in this issue of the Reporter) and have made an excellent choice in journalist, author and professor Mark Silk, who will join the College as founding director ofTrinity's recently established Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life (and who also is profiled in this issue). Our neighborhood revitalization initiative is moving forward, has garnered positive reactions and support from many quarters, and was featured in a very supportive five-part editorial series in The Hariford Courant. Farther away from home, Trinity's Rome Campus this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The College established apartnership with the Old State House in downtown Hartford, the oldest state house in the United States and the spot where Trinity College was chartered in 1823. In March, the College signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, committing both institutions to establish a framework for cultivating cooperative projects. And in partnership with several leading businesses in Hartford, Trinity was part of Hartford's successful bid to host a presidential debate; Trinity will be the educational sponsor of the only vice presidential debate, scheduled to be held in the Hartford Civic Center on October 2. Under the leadership of interim Dean ofthe Faculty Henry DePhillips, who has served this institution in exemplary fashion in a time of transition and to whom I owe a particular debt of gratitude for this service, the College moved deftly and impressively through a sometimes tedious reaccreditation process. The team that spent three days on campus in March evaluating Trinity's compliance with 11 standards of reaccreditation was clearly impressed with what

Presenting the Faculty Scholar Prize this spring to sophomores Meredith Stedman of Stonington, Conn., left, and Courtney Bra gar of New York, N.Y. are President Do belle, left, and Northam Professor of History Edward Sloan. The award recognizes outstanding work during the freshman year and the recipients' potential as scholars.

it learned about the College. In a briefing session following its site visit, the team described Trinity as "a work in progress" and spoke with ~dmiration of the institution's selfconfidence. We are indeed at an important point in the College's history. One of Raymond Baker's first assignmentsworking with eight faculty members elected by their colleagues - is to lead us through a review of the 1993 Strategic Plan. This important initiative will allow us to reaffirm previously identified priorities and add new objectives to reflect current circumstances at Trinity. I expect that, during the summer, we will launch some exciting initiatives on campus, to complement what the College is undertaking in the neighborhoods around us. Trinity's comprehensive campaign remains a top priority for all of us, as the money we raise will support key strategic objectives and priorities to ensure Trinity's place among the very best colleges in the nation in the decades to come. In closing, I'd like to express my sincere. gratitude to Alfred Koeppel '54, whose six-year tenure as chairman of the Board of Trustees has just ended. I have enjoyed working with Alfred and have benefited greatly from his wisdom and his profound commitment to and affection for Trinity. Alfred, who will remain on the Board, has passed the baton to Tom Johnson '62. Tom brings extraordinary leadership to the College. His experience in the business world and beyond, coupled with his abiding love for his alma mater, guarantee that Tom will leave an indelible mark on our great and historic college. I wish all of you a safe and pleasant summer. ,

Evan S. Dobelle




A new academic leader for the College

ymondBaker BY

ith the appointment of Raymond Baker as Dean of the Faculty, Trinity is poised to set new standards of excellence in higher education. Baker comes to Trinity after a distinguished 23-year career on the faculty ofWilliams College. A faculty committee sent Baker's name and one other finalist's to President Evan Dobelle after a national search that whittled down 200 applications and nominations. "Raymond is an academic who will bring not only experience and expertise but also a sense ofhumanity to Trinity," said Dobelle in announcing Baker's selection to the Trinity community. "He shares my profound belief that Trinity will be one of only a handful of institutions that define excellence in 'the liberal arts for the 21st century. And, like me, he is convinced already that Trinity has a faculty that can match any among faculties at leading liberal arts colleges in the country." Baker is a noted scholar in the area of the modern Arab world; a world-class teacher, having






been named to one of Williams's Third Century Professorships (in international relations) in 1993; and a proven administrator. Baker chaired Williams's political science department from 1988 to 1991, and at the tii:ne of his Trinity appointment served as chairman of the global studies program, director of the Williams-in-Cairo program, chairman of the African and Middle Eastern studies program, and director of the Alumni College in the Berkshires program. While at Trinity, Baker will continue to hold his position as Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo, an appointment he has held since 1978.

At Williams, he was awarded prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Keck Foundation to support curricular reform projects. He has been a consultant for, among other agencies and companies, the U.S. departments of state and defense and the United States Institute for Peace, and he helped the Al-Akhawa University of Morocco create strategies for establishing an international, English- language university in Morocco. Baker is author of numerous scholarly articles and several books. His newest, Islam Without Fear, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Having come from one of Trinity's competitors among the ranks of elite liberal arts colleges, Baker says he is impressed by what he has seen in his short time on campus. His impressions confirm what he uncovered in the research he did after being nominated and prior to his interviews with the search committee: "A dramatic breakthrough is underway at Trinity, and despite my deep

EXCELLENT roots in Wiliamstown I could not say no to the prospect of being part of such a venture," Baker says. Baker told the faculty at its regular meeting on May 7 that "Trinity is one of two or three places that can set the standards of excellence for the liberal arts college for the next century." He expanded on this theme in an interview, citing four key areas where Trinity has a head start on other colleges. First, he noted, there is a long tradition of interdisciplinary study and a 25-year tradition of international study at Trinity that began with the Rome Campus and has expanded over the years, most recently with an agreement to collaborate with Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. In addition to this infrastructure for international and interdisciplinary study, Trinity has a president who is committed to both, and especially to the idea that students should engage both the local community in which they live and study and the global community of humankind. Second, Baker said, Trinity has modern telecommunications and computing capability second to none. Every dorm room is wired for modems, and there is an enormous amount of computing power in common areas. Many faculty are making extensive use of computing and telecommunications as part of their repertoire of teaching tools. Third, members of Trinity's outstanding faculty are becoming increasingly well known as scholars while maintaining the primacy of their teaching mission and student interaction. Finally, Trinity has a


strong tradition in the sciences and engineering, a focus which is increasingly integral to every student's understanding of modern global problems and potential solutions. It is also a strength which distinguishes Trinity from many of its peers. "The liberal arts tradition, exemplified by Trinity, is a unique American national treasure," Baker told the faculty. "Ameticans persist in decrying declining standards, curricular incoherence, vocationalism, consumerism and, in general, a loss of a sense of higher purpose ... But not in Europe, not in Japan, and certainly not in the Global South, can you find the same riches in facilities nor the faculty-student ratios that make the idea of education as conversation a reality" as one finds here. "The majority of the world's population lives in or around cities," Baker notes. "That's as true in developing countries as in developed

countries. In order for students to take a leading role in the next century, they need an urban focus, combined with a global reach, as understood through a liberal context." This thinking puts him in sync with Dobelle, who says with fervor that virtually "every Trinity graduate will live in a city again at some

point in his or her life. Students must learn how to understand the city in which they live and understand its place in an ever-smaller world." He believes that the ability to understand one's environment, w hile engaging in civil discourse and open discussion about problems and solutions, is the essence of a real-world liberal arts education. "I am particularly pleased that we have chosen in Raymond someone whose international experience and perspective will assist Trinity in our quest to become a more global institution one that is firmly rooted in and committed to its urban environment but one which also understands and confronts the global realities shaping the world, a world in which we are preparing our graduates to play leadership roles," says Dobelle. At Trinity, Baker will place priority on quality teaching and learning op-


TEACHING portunities, particularly in new interdi~ciplinary programs that w ill engage students at the most exciting frontiers of scholarship ; innovative teaching m ethods, including those that draw on new technologies brought by the information revolution; service learning projects that draw students into service in surrounding communities; and development programs for the fac-

ulty. "To ensure the relevan ce oflib erallearning for the new century, liberal arts colleges like Trinity must continue their strong tradition of curricular and social creativity and innovation," he says. Baker also w ill place emphasis on effectively encouraging and sustaining the facul ty's scholarly aspirations, an emphasis that reflects an institutional conviction that

EXCELLENCE scholarship and classroom activity go hand-in-hand, each one nourishing the other and both enriching the academic experience of students at the College. In Baker's judgment, "A quality liberal arts education is an unmatched way to cultivate America's most talented young people, and the capacity to provide such an education m akes the select group of colleges like Trinity

an incomparable national treasure." At Trinity h e will be guided by the belief that th e chief academic officer of such an institution "must be not only a scholar/ teacher but also a proven adm inistrator and an accomplish ed advocate in the world beyond the campus in order to m ake the case for lib eral learning in th e next century and to lead a faculty that embodi es it. " Even after a long afternoon in discussions on ad-


Teaching a class at Williams College in


rninistrative detail w ith interim D ean of th e Faculty H enry DePhillips, Baker's love of teaching, love of ideas and desire to capitalize on Trinity's assets are evident. Diane Zannoni, professor of economics and head of the faculty search committee that recommended hiring Baker, says of him, "He embodies the best of a faculty member. We could tell from talking to him that h e wasn' t just playing th e role of a faculty member, holding a place until he could m ake his way into administration. He clearly has a love of being a member of the faculty." T h e Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar of American politics James M acGregor Burns, a colleagu e ofBaker's at W illiams and an old friend ofDobelle's, says ofBaker, "At Trinity, he w ill inspire (th e faculty) with the largeness of his vision and his



He clearly has a love ofbeing a member of the faculty, noted the chair of the Trinity search committee which recommended him for the deanship.

commitment to humane values." Coming to Trinity will b e a bit of a homecoming for Baker. He and his wife, Elaine, and three of their children will live on Vernon Street. Their oldest child is at college, and the second-oldest will spend the year studying at Trinity on a senioryear waiver from his high school. T h e Bakers will j oin Raymond's brother, Donald , and sister-in-law, Jan, and their family as residents of

Greater Hartford. Baker, who has contributed op-ed columns to The H ariford Courant, as well as The Boston Globe and The New York Times, says h e was "drawn to Hartford b ecause I know it through the eyes of my brother who, as a banker and church and community leader, has wrestled with the financial and social issues, and through the commitments of my sister-in-law, a clinical social w orker w hose passion is the rescue of

families and especially the retrieval of wounded children through compassionate foster care." Baker sees many roles for an active Dean of the Faculty. One is leadership by example. He fully assumes that at times h e will teach, and that h e will continue with his personal scholarship. "It's important to me that Trinity wanted a scholar and teacher to l.e ad the faculty," Baker says. "It was part of the job description." One key to doing it all is not feeling that he has to do everything all at once. "It's important to maintain balance," he says. "Balance doesn't mean equality in all tasks . When you 're working on a new course and teaching it for the first time, that takes primacy, although you still have your research and your administrative duties. When you're into a new research endeavor, that project takes the lead and the others fall into place. C learly, over the next few years, administration will be in the forefront, b)lt I'm not going to stop my scholarship or give up teaching." Baker feels it will be important to support faculty in their teaching and scholarship endeavors. This means going to bat for faculty who want to be innovative . And it means "adding up all that we do , across the College," and reminding the outside world that the total score is really among the league leaders. Finally, if he leaves no other mark on Trinity in his tenure, Baker wo uld like to get the entire community of learning - the faculty, the student body and the curriculum itself- to "stimulate a discussion of values, both within the Trinity community and w ithin the

global community." Values are central, Baker believes, and any college that wants its students to truly b e citizens of the world h as to help them grapple with the overriding issues that confront the world . "Those w ho understand the history and essential commitments of the liberal arts tradition know that liberal learning was intended to prepare citizens fo r active participation in public life," Baker says. "There are things happening at Trinity that will revolutionize the way we think about quality liberal arts education in the future." T his notion of "liberal arts with a difference," Baker says, "will come to mean responsible engagement with the dilemma of community on the local, national and international level - and Trinity will lead th e way to that absolutely essential redefinition." Americans are too sensitive about discussing valu es, according to Baker, for fear of seeming divisive and fragmented. "But when you've really seen fragmentation of a community - in Lebanon, in the former Yugoslavia, in African countries - you see that we in this country don't have fragmentation; we have tension." That tension, Baker believes, must be used as a starting point for young people immersed in a liberal education from w hich to find common ground and a set of moral valu es that can propel th em, and by extension this co untry, into the 21st cen:. tury. "Throughout history, communities without moral values have fallen apart, " Baker says. "We won't fall apart if we discuss values. We're more likely to fall apart if we don't."




enry DePhillips BY DREW SAN BORN

great deal of activity takes place within these four walls. This is a very, very busy place. At times, the situation is such that I have to look for an excuse to get away, just for a breath of fresh air." In June, Henry DePhillips stepped away, for an extended and well-earned breath of air, from the bustle of the office of the dean of the faculty, where he has served as interim dean since last September, when he was appointed by President Dobelle. The Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry returns to his first loves - his teaching, his research, and his family but not without having left his mark on the institution he cares about so deeply. Some people, when asked to serve in an interim position, might see themselves simply as bookmarks, holding a place where someone else will pick up and continue later. Not so DePhillips. "I was in the wonderful position of having been here for a number of years, so I was aware of several things that needed to be done. I found myself early on recognizing that I was able to address one or two



DePhillips, giving a tour to visiting alumni, stands before a portrait of Vernon K. Krieble in the chemistry library.

of these things-and I did! " He is particularly proud of the role he played in championing the administration's position that the cap on the number of faculty at Trinity be removed. "It prevented us from finding new ways of thinking about education," he says. And he is pleased that, during his tenure, President Dobelle and the trustees also decided to accelerate the hiring of more minority faculty members. "We will now have a good, solid core of minority faculty which I hope will act as a stimulus to extensive af-

firmative action efforts." With his encouragement the graduate program is being strengthened by the development of a stand-alone program with a director and financial and personnel resources, as well as a renewed focus on recruitment and public relations. He also welcomed Trinity's working more closely with Hartford. "This is an initiative brought forward by our new administration- an initiative many of us have wanted to see realized. Our effort to open Trinity up to the city and the city up to Trinity is now in progress." He played a large part in welcoming and orienting a new administration: "My final objective was to assist the new administration in becoming more knowledgeable about what Trinity is, what Trinity does, and what its traditions are. " Clearly, an abiding love for the College and deep concern for its future have offset the constraints of a short term in office. In the words ofDePhillips's chemistry department colleague, Associate Professor Richard Progodich, "He was not




Through the years, he has taught hundreds of Trinity students, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the sciences, the health professions and other fields. A number are now research chemists.



a m.ere caretaker. H e was a proactive dean of faculty, even in this short p eriod of time . H e relish es his role at Trinity, w hatever it may be." Dina Anselmi, associate professor of psychology, agrees. " H enry embraced the interim deanship. He has incredible exub erance and because of that, Trinity did not stand still this year. In fac t, we moved forward. Among other things, he successfully put a very ambitious proposal regarding the faculty before the trustees. People felt comfortable w ith him as dean because he knows w h at the liberal arts are all about." "We owe H enry our sincere and enduring gratitude for the role h e has played as teacher and most recently as administrator. H e has contributed to the future of this institution in many important ways, and Trinity is a better place as a result," said President Evan D obelle. DePhillips's relationship w ith Trinity covers more than three decades, but it almost did not happen at all. "I had no intention of going into teaching. When I b egan graduate work, I intended to follow a career in industrial chemistry, since that h ad been the basis of my father's successful business. But one day, my thesis adviser at Northwestern University told me about a two-year position in physical chemist1y at Trinity College in H artford, Connecticut. I learned later that my adviser did not think I wo uld get the job. He just wanted me to have the experience of applying. But as Sterling Smith, w h o was then chair of the chemistry department, drove m.e back to the airport, h e offered me the position! Somehow, my two-year commitment stretched into 33 years, and I


At a recent faculty Teach-in, DePhillips demonstrated to colleague Joseph Palladino of enigillLe~tiiJigf and computer science the applications of a software program in nutrition.

would not change a minute of any day I have b een h ere." DePhillips's engagement w ith ch emistry goes all th e way back to family conversations around the dinner table wh en he was a yo ungster. "My father was a chemist. He entered graduate school in the early 1920s but left wh en he started a family. There were no funds to support married graduate students in those days ! Eventually, he started his own business. But w hat I remember as a child was that he always talked lovingly about the academic community and about how exciting it was to study the chemical basis of everything. We had discussions about water and other common household items and because of his interest in chemistry, they became more than household

things to me." R esearch in chemistly has brought DePhillips a w ide variety of encounters w ith the world. His first subject was the oxygen-binding properties of respiratory proteins in marine invertebrates, a subj ect that took him several times to the renowned M arine Biological Lab oratories at Woods Hole, M assachusetts. Later, in the 1960s and early 1970s, his interests shifted to human nutrition. There were several reasons for the shift, but, typical of DePhillips's down-to-earth approach, h e says simply, " I like to eat." As is always the case, the classroom was an extension of DePhillips's laboratory, and his research on food led to a variety of new teaching approaches.

One demonstration required neophyte scientists to explore the concepts of limiting reagent and stoichiometry by making "S'mores," those familiar graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow confections associated more w ith camping trips than chemist1y labs. In the early 1990s DePhillips taught in the Summer Challenge program. H e brought samples of butter and margarine to class and asked hi s students to figure out why the two substances are different. His colleagues recall how he wanted the students to discover things for themselves, rather than simply have the directions handed to them. DePhillips encouraged the students to com e up with hypotheses, which

EXCELLENT would give them a reason to go into the lab. DePhillips's current research grew out of a chance encounter. "I met the director of the conservation department at the Wadsworth Atheneum on the tennis court. He asked if I had any interest in analyzing some pigment samples from a painting. They were trying to learn the composition of the paint used by the artist. That was the beginning of my involvement with the interface between science and art. The science, as always, is intriguing, but now I am into an area that I was virtually unfamiliar with, the history of art." Today, the Wadsworth Atheneum continues to seek DePhillips's advice. "Henry knows how to break down the barriers of understanding between the arts and science and is as eager to learn from us as we are from him," said the Atheneum's chief conservator, Stephen Kornhauser. "He explains his findings simply; he brings the science down to everyone's level." As DePhillips's reputation has spread, museums such at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., and Winterthur in Delaware have requested his services. His analyses of samples from paintings, sculptures, and other works of art enable these institutions to determine artists' working methods and discover whether or not a work of art is a forgery. Once again, knowledge discovered in the laboratory has found its way into DePhillips's classroom, where he teaches the popular course, "Science and Art." Michael Campo, founder and director of the Trinity College/Rome Campus, recalls when


DePhillips first taught this class in Rome in the early 1980s. "A splendid course," says Campo. "The students were always most enthusiastic. Henry is famous for that. He has always been recognized as one of Trinity's finest teachers ... a natural-born teacher, a beloved teacher." It is the powerful combination of family, teaching, and the joy oflearning in new areas through research that enabled DePhillips to step down from the deanship. "My research interests and my teaching really are number one in terms of my professional life. In addition, I have a very strong commitment to my family. (In his case, there is a strong overlap between work and family: he is the only

member of his household who does not have a degree from Trinity, his wife, Shirley, and their three children all being alumni.) The satisfaction DePhillips found as dean in helping the institution reach its goals echoes his delight at helping students find their way in life . "Assisting and cajoling and pushing and helping and watching the maturation process occur-that is what invigorates me to come here every day. "The. great satisfaction of teaching is to see the success your students enjoy once they have found the direction their educational and professional lives are going to take," he says. "The transition from students who

come into the institution with values they have been given, and perhaps have not thought about in any detailed way, to students who exit with a firmly ingrained set of values that are their own ... watching that transition is the most powerful reward a teacher gets. There is no greater success than helping students graduate from Trinity and pursue careers that bring them a wonderful sense of fulfillment and joy and, indeed, love. There is nothing better than seeing people who love what they are doing." The sentiment is shared by all those who observe Henry DePhillips going about his work as teacher, scholar, and even, sometimes, a路dministrator.

A 33-year commitment to teaching at Trinity has been deeply satisfYing to DePhillips .




An archeological detective illuminates the scene of the grime

__.. .r.tha Risser BY LESLIE VIROSTEK

hat does a site report from an archaeological excavation teach? According to classicist Martha Risser, there 's more to it than simply the substance of what was found at the dig. Trinity's resident archaeologist, Professor Risser has a knack for making ancient Greek and Roman civilizations that have been dead and buried for centuries come alive, for enabling students to make connections between the study of the far-off . past and their lives today, and for helping students develop critical thinking skills that can be applied in other courses and in life after Trinity. Risser's expertise is the place where art history, literature, language, history, and anthropology intersect. While she is a specialist in archaeology and thus makes an important contribution to the classics department, Professor James Bradley '58, a colleague in the department, said that Risser is to be admired for her versatility in teaching language and literature as well. In those courses, Risser strives to help students



understand and appreciate culture through original written works. "If you look at the original work, you get so much more out of it," she said. "I encourage interpretation as well as translation.''

Assume nothing In her archaeology and architecture courses, Risser often has students analyze site reports written by famous archaeologists. Despite the renown of the experts they are critiquing, students are not allowed to take anything for granted. They must separate evidence from interpretation, fact from hypothesis. Says Martin Schnabel '97, "You can't just say, 'This temple is dated to the fifth century' because she'll

ask 'How do you know that?"' Risser always demands to know what about the temple or the painting scheme on a fragment of pottery gives evidence of its place or date of origin. "You almost feel like an attorney," says Schnabel. "You have to substantiate things.'' Knowing that only a small number of her students go on to careers in the field of classics or archaeology, Risser hopes that these principles of critical thinking and analysis will benefit students wherever they go. Risser's skill as a teacher, her students say, has to do with her specificity and clarity as a lecturer and with her ability to make the material relevant to students. "I try to present it so it feels real to them," she says. "I want to change the preconception that this material is far removed from their daily lives." She shows students how ancient pagan healing cults have influenced approaches to medicine today, for example, or how forms



11 At Caesarea, the former Palestinean seaport where she teaches a summer course, Risser works along with the students.

of literature that seem so modern actually have their roots in antiquity. Having one foot in the field and one foot in the classroom gives Risser another way to make material more accessible to her students. She speaks with the authority of someone who has been to the temples and excavation sites. "She knows this information firsthand, which I know most students appreciate," says Martin Schnabel.

A flexible approach Risser is also very flexible. When dealing with visually complex, three-dimensional site plans, Risser "provides a different perspective if students don't understand the way they are presented," according to Katharine Parker '96. Parker notes that Risser's entertaining and sometimes funny stories and anecdotes of

field work not only keep students interested but also help them to remember key details. Whether she is viewed as a detective at the crime scene or an attorney making a case, Risser is really motivated by what is "know-able" and what is not. In fact, a surprising

amount can be deduced from, say, a shard of pottery. In her own research, Risser has been especially interested in what pottery shards reveal about trading patterns, commerce, and cultural intermingling in the ancient world. Despite her knowledge and experience, Risser is always willing to learn from others. Once when she was unconvinced by archaeological conclusions based on a statistical argument, a student in her course approached the problem using the methodologies she had developed in her economics courses. The student went on to do her own statistical project that substantiated, from a statistical perspective, Risser's gut reaction. Then there was the student whose questions about pottery shards and other materials grew out of analytical experiences as a

chemistry major. "It was a new insight and so I started to ask those same questions in my own research," Risser said. "That's what's so rewarding about teaching at a liberal arts school." In Caesarea, the former Palestinian seaport and excavation site where Risser teaches a course, she says she enjoys being "in the trenches" with her students. "They see it when I see it," she says of each new discovery. Even better, says Risser, thanks to generous permission from the Israeli government, Roman pottery can be borrowed and brought to Trinity for further study giving students even more insight about what professional archaeologists do. "Digging is just the very beginning," notes Risser. "The bulk of the work comes after that."



wo win coveted fellowships Barbara Sicherman,


Kenan Professor of American Institutions and Values and acting director of women's studies, has been awarded a prestigious J ohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for her project, "Reading, Gender and Identity in American Culture." Professor Sicherman is one of only 158 artists, scholars and scientists chosen from among 2,791 applicants for awards totaling $4,500,000 in the 1996 competition. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of unusually distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The list of new Fellows includes poets, novelists, playwrights, painters, sculptors, .photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, scientists, and scholars in the humanities. Professor Sicherman's research , for which sh e recently was awarded an NEH Fellowship , w ill result in the completion of a book on the relationship between reading and the construction of identity among women during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Located at the intersection of women's history and cultural history, the book will be a study ofhow women used print to shape their lives and h ow reading worked in a particular time and place . Using the method of historical

four months in India in the fall of 1996. His research project is a continuation of his exploration of signs and symbols associated with the geometry of sacred space. He is planrung to create a series of relief prints on fabric while in residence at the Chitrakala Parishath (College of Fine Arts) in Bangalore, India. In creating the works, he w ill document and examine sacred architecture, both classical and vernacular, while learning traditional methods of printing and painting on fabric with natural dyes. Kirschbaum will collaborate

ethnography, she will examine reading rituals and practices in selected " interpretive" or "reading communities," among them Jane Addams and Hull House, M.Carey Thomas and her feminist literary circle, Jewish women and men on New York's Lower East Side, and AfricanAmericans of diverse classes. A member of the Trinity faculty since 1982, Sicherman is the author of Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters (1984), which received a Pulitzer Prize nomination;

Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1983); and The Quest for Mental Health in America, 1880-191 7 (1980). Sicherman earned her bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College and both her master's and doctoral degrees at Columbia University.

Robert Kirschbaum, associate professor and director of studio arts, has been selected for a Senior Research Fulbright Scholarship in India during the 1996-1997 academic year. He will spend

Brownell ze, went to Craig W . Schneider, the Charles A. Dana Research Professor and Professor of Biology. The announcement was made at Commence路 ment. The Hughes Award, which recognizes the teaching accomplishments of younger members of the faculty, was presented at Honors Day in May to Lecturer in Biology Michael O'Donnell, who joined the faculty in 1989.



with colleagues at the College of Fine Arts, as well as with local artisans, in an effort to better understand the relationship between contemporary culture and its traditional sources. In making the award to him, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board noted that "your impressive academic accomplishments have made possible your participation in the Fulbright Program. We know that you will exemplify the same standards of excellence when you become a representative of the American people abroad." Kirschbaum has lectured and exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. He has won numerous awards, including Fulbright grants to India and the Netherlands. In 1988, he presented lectures as a visiting artist at the College of Art in New Delhi, India, the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India and the Maharaja Sayajirao University ofBaroda, India. He received his M.F.A. from Yale University and his undergraduate degrees from the University ofRochester and the Boston Museum School.


Kirschbaum with his "Temple Gates" work in 1991, above, and left, a sculpture in his collection of recent work, "Temple and Altar," which was inspired by the roadside shrines he observed in India. He writes of this work, executed in flame-coated steel: "In evoking the Asiatic origins oftheJewish temple and altar ofburnt offerings, 'Temple and Altar' records and restates the archetypal dialectic of sacred center and sacred precinct."

Views and opinions from one of Trinity's teachers

Should our two-party system be reformed?



his past April I invited Dr. Michael Tompkins, cand1date for V1ce President of the United States, to visit the Trinity campus. He spoke in three of my political science classes, held a press conference in the faculty lounge, and had lunch with a numb er of Hartford's leaders in business, government, and education. I invited Tompkins for a variety of reasons. Two of my students and I had met Tompkins, endorsed candidate of the Natural Law Party, in Washington, D.C. at the annual conference of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and we were impressed by the range and freshness of his ideas. Hartford will host the only nationally televised vice presidential debate on October 2, but only the vice presidential nominees of the two major parties will be invited to participate. Approximately 64 percent of the American voters expressed desires for a wider range of candidate choices during recent presidential primaries. Students in my American national government class were scheduled tb debate the questions: Why do we have a two-party system? What are its advantages and disadvantages? Do Republicans and Democrats differ? Are reforms needed? Students in my administration and public policy class were looking for ways to apply the concepts and theories we had studied. My students who were legislative interns at the state Capitol all worked for Democratic and Republican legislators and these students had never met a national third party candidate. None had ever heard of Michael Tompkins or the Natural Law Party, and the interns voted to have him come as a guest speaker at our weekly seminar. Minority parties and their candidates are not new to the United States. The Republican Party was once a minority party that replaced the Whig Party. In 1968, George Wallace, nominee of the American Independent Party, received 10 million presidential popular votes and 45 votes in the Electoral College.


In the nation's capital for a conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency, Professor Clyde McKee, left, and juniors Lynn Donahue, right, and Nathaniel Vaughn, second from right, took the opportunity to meet with candidate Michael Tompkins, who is seated next to Professor McKee.

During the last presidential election in 1992 there were 23 officially endorsed presidential candidates. Ross Perot captured nearly 20 million popular votes, 19 percent, while Democrat William Clinton won 43 percent and Republican George Bush got 37 percent, denying our president the mandate of majority popular support. This information is generally known by informed voters and certainly understood by political science students at Trinity. Very few of us are aware, however, that the Natural Law Party was formed in 1992, that within six months this party was on the ballot in 32 states, and was granted "national party" status by the Federal Elections Commission, allowing Dr. John Hagelin, candidate for president, and Dr. Michael Tompkins, candidate for vice president, to receive federal matching funds. In the 1994 election, this party fielded approximately 100 candidates in 21 states for national and state offices. Yet

these candidates had very low prospects for getting elected. Why? T he short answer is that our American political system is rigged by structure, law, and voting tendencies to favor candidates endorsed by the two major parties. With the exception of Vermont and perhaps a few other states, we have single member districts for the election of state and national candidates. Unlike many European countries which have proportional representation systems (or Trinity College, where we are using a new computerized approval voting system), American state and national statutes require the use of majority or plurality, winner-take-all elections. Furthermore, w hen we cast our ballots for national and state candidates we tend to cut the endorsed candidates of the various minority parties because we do not want to waste a vote on candidates w h o have little opportunity to win. Relatively few of us voters have heard of the "40-40-20-11 formula" that is used by both the national Democratic and Republican party chairmen in the fundamental design and grand strategy for presidential campaigns. This formula is based on the assumptions that 40 percent of Americans will vote Democratic, 40 percent will vote Republican, 20 percent will be a truly swing vote, and thus the ultimate goal is to win 11 percent of the swing vote and transform 51 percent into a magnified majority in the Electoral College. The major party chairmen use the results of the 1992 presidential election

to support the validity of these assumptions: approximately 40 percent of the vote went to Clinton, 40 percent to Bush, and 20 percent went to Perot. Obviously, this formula rejects the possibility that third party candidates such as Michael Tompkins can win. I believe the national party elite are short-sighted and have failed to fully assess the dissatisfaction that currently exists in the American polity. This dissatisfaction ranges across the liberal-conservative spectrum. Conservative scholars have observed that three decades ago 25 percent of the voters believed government was run by special interests looking out for themselves; in 1992, this sentiment was held by 80 percent of our voters. Conservatives tend to support term limits as a solution. Liberal scholars tend to favor other solutions such as campaign funding reform, public financing of national and state elections, free television time for endorsed candidates, and greater opportunities for candidates representing the minority parties such as the Natural Law Party. Advocates for reform need to keep in mind several political realities. First, every country that espouses democracy must have an elections system which can produce a majority capable of actually governing. Countries with multi-party systems, districts with plural candidates and proportional representation must form governing coalitions after the national election. Countries like the United States, with dominant major parties, single member districts and winnertake-all elections, form majority coalitions before the national election. This is why we are now observing the Democrats and Rep ublicans in Washington borrowing ideas and proposed policies from Ross Perot, the Natural Law Party, other minority candidates, and from each other. They are trying to create a winning coalition that can govern. Is a two-party system better than a multi-party system? Yes, if we want to narrow the election to a few well defined choices of candidates and issues which voters can understand. No, if we want a wider range of options which may confuse voters and discourage their participation. Should we make our system fairer for candidates representing m inority parties? Yes, if we want fresh proposals for some of America's most difficult and enduring problems. No, if we believe we can break the perceived gridlock of national politics by amending the national constitution to require a balanced budget and term limits, recognizing that these requirements limit both policy options and democratic choices by voters. Where do I stand? I am opposed to term limits, opposed to a balanced budget requirement, favor stronger political parties w ith more accountability, favor stronger regulation of television related to elections, and favor nonconstitutional reforms giving minority parties and their endorsed candidates more equal political opportunities. Should the voters be able to hear vice presidential candidate M ichael Tompkins in a national, televised debate? Absolutely! Clyde D. McKee, J r. is professor of political science at Trinity, specializing in American national government, constitutional law, the administration of Judicial systems, and communications and politics.

Reflections on Politics '96 from students' winning essays The following are excerpts from award-winning essays written by students of Clyde McKee for the national essay contest sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency. Lynn Donahue '97 and Nathaniel Vaughn '97 are among just ten winners nationally in the contest. This year's topic was "Congress, the Presidency and Issues '96."

From -'-'The Common Good: Overshadowed by Today-'s Leaders-'-' by Lynn Donahue: Speeches of President Clinton and Senator Dole express a notion of today's common good and the need for the nation to work together for it. But their actions, or the lack of, dispute their speeches and show that political parties and the philosophy behind them is becoming more importaht than the good of the nation. President Clinton cited six challenges for America in his 1996 State of the Union address. With them he called for a focus on the good of America. His first challenge pushed for strong families in America. Obviously this is fUndamental to the common good. That children and adults can have a support system to teach them and care for them is necessary for creating productive and decent people, who will be the future of America... From -'-'Taxation: The Central Issue in l996''by Nathaniel Vaughn: Although Ross Perot was a third party independent of the Republican and Democratic parties, Forbes and Perot are very similar. They both came up with concrete, innovative, and different plans to change and "mix up" the campaign. Perot, famous for his "lift up the hood and fix it" phrase, was interested in fixing the government in itself. Forbes, on the other hand, has created and endorsed a specific flat-tax plan. Increased support and sudden popularity of the plan has shown that tax reform is in fact the most central issue for the presidential election of 1996. "The current tax system is just far too complicated" is a comment that I am bound to hear every year come March and April. This is a universal feeling . This is why many are bound to hop on Forbes' bandwagon for the flat tax. Forbes is right. It is far too complicated and there is far too much time being wasted on taxes ...


Statesman Talbott VJ!elcomes Trinity Graduates into Global Community

. S


aying " ... you can make a big difference in the retreat, disengage and focus inward. outer world just as you've already made a differ"One reason for my optimism is you- your generation in general, and you, the Trinity Class of 1996, ence in the inner city of Hartford," Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott called upon the Class in particular," Talbott said. ''I'm told that some 40 of '96 to recognize the parallels between their extenpercent of you studied abroad during your junior sive community service efforts in Hartford and the year. As you proceed, the world is going to become strategic impact of global interdependence on Amerimore interdependent, not less; and the imperative of can foreign policy. American leadership is going to grow more compel"What we're talking about here is community. Just as ling, not less. Moreover, you will be very much part Trinity's interests do not end at the campus' edge, so of that process. Virtually whatever career you choose, America's do not end at the water's edge," Talbott whether it's in business or the arts or the academy or said at Trinity's 170th Commencement ceremo~y media or public service, it will be an increasingly gloMay 19. "No nation is an island, entire of itself. Each bal enterprise." is a neighborhood of the global village. Degrees Awarded "Our country's position in the world is in many Four hundred forty-nine bachelor's, 29 master's, ways like Trinity's position in Hartford, or Yale's in and seven honorary doctoral degrees were presented New Haven. America is privileged, while much of the at Commencement. Valedictorian of the class and oprest of the world is impoverished; America is, by and large, at peace with itself .----- - - - - - - - - -- -- - - -----, tima was mathematics major Tanya Ferraro ofBerlin, and its neighbors while too Conn. The salutatorian was much of the rest of the sociology major Meghan world is, to put it mildly, McGrath of Hopedale, not. And just as the welfare Mass. of Trinity and Yale are afAt the morning Baccafected, for better and for laureate service Alfred worse, by what goes on in Gottschalk, Chancellor of Hartford and New Haven, Hebrew Union Collegeso too do the lives of all Jewish Institute ofReligion Americans depend on what in Cincinnati, delivered the happehs beyond our sermon. He and Talbott country's borders ." were among those receivLiberal Arts Graduates Are ing honorary doctorates Well-Prepared during the CommenceTalbott warned the ment ceremony. Other graduates of those isolahonorati were: Michael tionists in Washington, Campo '48, John]. McCook Professor of D. C. who would "turn Modern Languages and their backs on the world" if Literature, emeritus, at they could. But he claimed Trinity and founder and to be confident that former director ofTrinity's America's global instincts Rome Campus; Herbert and responsibilities would Granath, president of ABC prevail over temptations to

Comntencement Honors H.E. Russell Fellowship Vana Pietroniro W.H. Russell Fellowship Shannon Kathryn Allan Mary A. Terry Fellowship Meghan Elizabeth M cGrath Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship Thomas Russell Appleton II Gideon Li~m Kavanaugh Pollach Ian Whitley W aggett T homas Church Brownell Prize in Teaching Craig W. Schneider


Members of the Class, which numbered 449, watch the proceedings.

Cable and International Broadcast Group and senior vice president of Capital Cities/ ABC, Inc.; Mary Rosenthal Lefkowitz, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humani-

ties at Wellesley College and a preeminent scholar of antiquity; ornithologist and conservationist Roger Tory Peterson, the world's best-known living naturalist and recipient of

the highest civilian award in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and John R atte, headmaster of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

Shannon Kathryn Allan Sandra Mali Barkman Barbara J ean Beachley Molly Suzanne Buck H eather C hampoux Monica Emilia C uan Maureen Elizabeth Daigle Nicolas]. de Croisset Heather Lynn Dejohn Eric Michael D eshaies Julie Dunn Kathleen Marie Erskine Tanya Lia Ferraro Erin Morrill Finnemore Jodie Rebecca Gaudet Jonathan William Goldstein Richard Paul Guerriere Michael William Hewitt Bryan Christopher Harling Cedric Kenneth Howe Nicole Marie Komposch Cady Ann Levine Larissa Aimee Lockyer Theresa M. LaMonte Joanna Ruth M arsden


Meghan Elizabeth McGrath Carolyn Paula Merritt Anastazia Marie Owsiak Mark Kafka Phillips Vana Pietroniro Elizabeth Eaton Prevost Karim Idris Sadik-Khan Andrea Nicole Santosuosso Joseph Conrad Serra, Jr. Julia S. Shapa Gautam Vinay Shrikhande Douglas Van Cortlandt Smith Kelda Loren Spangenberg Stephen Kirk Sugarman Ryan David Thomas Robert Vincent Toomey Sterling Gray Vernon III Ian Whitley W aggett Philip Douglass Willcox Michael J. W oitkoski Neil J oseph Zoltowski




Shara Jill Abraham Aranya Alba Albert Jennifer Leigh Borus Christopher Thomas Calio Jeremy Bradford Clark David Clarke Monica Emilia Cuan Angela Maria Donatelli Douglas Duncan Eliason Kathleen Marie Erskine Sara Earle Farnum Joshua Liam Freely Steven Alfanso Freire Jonathan William Goldstein Raymond F. Hale III Christina LynnJackson Donald Patterson Jacobs Ellen Ann Kendrick Nicole Marie Komposch Carly Ann Levine Theresa M. LoMonte Rebecca Jean McElroy Meghan Elizabeth McGrath Manuel Antonio Mejia Ann Bernadette Mulcahy Nora A. Murphy Jay P. Mykytiuk Tamara Lynn Nicol Mark D. Petrasso Mark Bradford Reis Gregory Michael Ripka Karim Idris Sadik-Khan Michael Wylie Schnitman Julia S. Shapa Kelda Loren Spangenberg Benjamin Adam Stich Adrienne Marta Stone Vitaly Umansky

Arthur William Wallace III Patricia C. Wick Mehgan Beth Williams Michael J. W oitkoski Alexander F. Zaitchik Elizabeth Anne Zalinger Alexa Zevitas Neil Joseph Zoltowski 路



Chemistry - Perrie Ryan Classics - Meaghan E. O'Malley Economics - Karim I. SadikKhan Educational Studies - Mary Grace A. Dennler Engineering and Computer Science - Amy L. Marcotte (Engineering), Bryan C.

Horling (Computer Science) English - Vana Pietroniro Fine Arts - Laura L. Paulick (Studio Arts), Kristina A. Kaczmarski (Art History) History - Kathleen M. Erskine International Studies - Ian W. Waggett Mathematics - Sandra Mali Barkman Modern Languages and Literature- Doublas V.C. Smith Music- Eric A. Hubbard Neuroscience- Laura P. O'Sullivan Philosophy - Nicholas]. de Croisset Political Science - Nicole M. Komposch Psychology - Tamara L. Nicol Public Policy - Sara G. Callaghan Religion - Larissa A. Lockyer Sociology- Meghan E. McGrath Theater and Dance - Mitchell A. Polin Women's Studies- Natasha Y. Stacey

Aranya Alba Albert Dorian Egan Ellen Ann Kendrick Cady Ann Levine Nora A. Murphy Tamara Lynn Nicol , C hristine Berrian Yates Pr Mu EPSILON

Sandra Mali Barkman Tanya Lia Ferraro Rebecca Louise Haight Tara Lyn Manuel Mark Anthony Mentone Kenneth Charles Rousseau, Jr. Arthur William Wallace III HoLLAND ScHOLARS

1995- 96 Barbara Jean Beachley '96 Joseph P. DeAngelis '97 Kera K. W eaber '98 PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWS

American Studies Ryan D. Thomas Anthropology Vibha]. Buckingham Biology - Shannon K. Allan Biochemistry - Monica C. Swyden

Austin Perkins, son of Brewster Perkins '65, is the ebullient graduate in this photo.

Recipients ofhonorary ae1~~:re:es, flanked by Chairman of the Board Alfred Koeppel '54, left, and President Evan Dobelle from left: Herbert Granath, Mary Rosenthal Lefkowitz, Alfred Gottschalk, John Campo '48, and Strobe Talbott. Not pictured is Roger Tory Peterson.

Pharoah Cranston '96 enjoys a post-Commencement m.oment with his father, left, and below left, red roses cap this graduate's day.

The winners of the National Alumni Association's Senior Achievement Award, photographed at the senior dinner with NAA President Peter Sturrock '65, left, and President Evan Dobelle were, from left: Katy Erskine, Josh Freely, Elizabeth McFarlan, Keith Wolff and Joy Scott. The awards recognize five seniors for outstanding undergraduate leadership to the College, academic excellence, demonstrated character and citizenship, commitment to Trinity and its advancement, and potential for alumni service.


20 Listed below are some of this year's graduates, their majors at Trinity and their plans for life after Commencement.

Graduate or Professional School: • Shannon Allan, a biology major from West Hartford, Conn., pursuing her M.D. at UConn School of Medicine • Kedrick Carr, a history major from New Haven, Conn., pursuing a master's degree in public administration at George Washington University • Andrew Carter, a history major from Delray Beach, Fla., graduate assistant and football coach at the College of the Holy Cross in W orcester, Mass. • Jessica Davidson, a history major from Wellesley, Mass., doctoral program in comparative history at Brandeis University • Amy Empoliti, an Italian

studies maj or from Prospect, Conn, pursuing a master's degree in Italian at Iyliddlebury College

• Joshua Freely, an American studies maj or from Philadelphia, Pa., enrolled in a doctoral program in sociology at Temple University • Mathew Glazier, a political science major from New York, N.Y., to attend Fordham University School of Law • Suzy Goytizolo, an English major from New York, N.Y., pursuing a master's degree in creative writing at New York University • Evelyn Hall, a sociology major from Ashburnham, Mass. , pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice at Northeastern University • Keiko Miller, a biology major from Monona, Wis., pursuing a master's of environmental management degree at

Duke University

• Bryan Harling, a biology and computer science maj or from Orange, Conn., pursuing a doctorate in computer science at the University of Massachusetts • Mark Phillips, an English major from Phoenix, Ariz., to attend Baylor College of Medicine in Houston • Vana Pietroniro, an English major from Marstons Mill, Mass., enrolling in a doctoral program in drama at Tufts University • Roberto Quevedo, a studio arts major from Guatemala, pursuing a master's of architecture at Columbia University • Tamalpais Roth-McCormick, a women's studies major from Townsend, Wash., to attend California Culinary Academy in San Francisco

Employment • Mary Arden, a psychology

major from Stratford, Conn., Peace Corps volunteer in Estonia

• Barbara Beard, a psychology major from Louisville, Ky., network engineer for Net Daemons Associates in W obum, Mass. • Sarah Bennett, an environmental studies major from Wakefield, R.I., campus organizer for the Mass Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG) in Boston • Stephanie Borynack, an art history and psychology major from New York, N .Y ., gallery assistant for the Alexander Gallery in New York City • Ashley Brauer, an American studies major from St. Louis, Mo., paralegal for Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy in New York City • Carmen Britt, an American studies major from Hartford, internship coordinator for the

Capital Community Technical College in Hartford

• Elliot Broadfoot, an economics maj or from Boca R ato n, Fla., analyst in global markets fo r M errill Lynch in New York C ity • C hart Chirathivat, an economics major from Thailand, ma nagem ent trainee fo r Marks & Spencer in London, En gland

• J ames DeMarco, a computer science major fromWilmington, M ass ., consultant/accelerated software development programmer for Keane, Inc . in Boston • Stephanie de Wangen , an English major from New York, N .Y. , journalist's assistant for The J amestown Foundation in Washington, D.C. • Gaia Di Loreto, a sociology major from Washington, D.C., organizer for the Hotel and Restaurant E mployees Union Local 217 in H artford • Vassily Eliopoulos, a ne uroscien ce major from Prospect, Conn., volunteer in Peace Corps (assignment unknow n) • A nne Gardner, an economics major front C hi cago, Ill. , assistant acco unt executive for Foo te, Co ne & Belding in C hicago • Nico le Komposch, a political science major from Berm.uda, sales and trading analyst for Sachs & Co. in New York City • Daniel Markstein, an American studies major from Birmingham, Ala., congressional intern for Congressman Spencer Bachus in Washington, D.C.

• Rebecca McElroy, an economics major from Randolph, N.J., Peace Corps volunteer in the Small Business D evelopment Program in Bolivia

• Christopher Parzych, an English major from Longmeadow, Mass., English teach er for Wo rld Teach in Ecuador

• Mark R eis, a political science major from New York, N.Y ., financial analyst for C hase Bank in New York

by Peter Knapp '65 T

rinity traditionally has awarded honorary degrees at Commencement to men and women who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to society. Seventy-eight years ago, on June 17, 1918, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States, received the honorary Doctor of Science degree at Trinity's 92nd Commencement. Bestowal of the degree commemorated in part Roosevelt's long friendship with the College's thenpresident, Flavel Sweeten Luther, himself a loyal Republican and ardent Progressive. At an open-air patriotic service on the day preceding Commencement, Roosevelt delivered a stirring address to a large audience. All were aware that, in response to American involvement in the conflict in Europe, several members of the graduating class had interrupted their studies to serve in the armed forces along with many alumni . In introducing his friend, Luther declared that "out of doors" was the only room nearly large enough at Trinity to accommodate the exPresident's admirers, and indeed the attendance estimate exceeded 5000! Luther presented Roosevelt as "our first citizen,- statesman, soldier, author, friend of his country, for seven years its President; now, as always, its lover and its staunch defender." At the podium, Roosevelt told the audience that he had been justly accused of

liking to preach, and indicated that his text that morning was the passage from First Kings, Chapter XX, Verse II, where the King of Israel responded to a boasting warrior: "Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off." For the better part of an hour Roosevelt expounded on this theme, saying that thoughtless exaggerati,on of American might had reinforced the German will to fight. "I wish it were possible," he declared, "to censor all boasting, and devote ourselves to achievement,not to improper exaggeration of what we have done, and above all not to grandiloquent statements of what we are going to do." As an example he cited the shortage of airplanes in certain sectors of the front, and the resulting inability of Allied forces to respond fully to German air attacks. The previous fall, he said, rash announcements that Pershing's army would have thousands of airplanes available during the spring of 1918 gulled the American public but prodded the Germans to respond in kind, thus resulting in increased pressure on already strained forces, particularly those of the French and English . Paraphrasing the biblical text, Roosevelt exclaimed that "We had boasted ... before putting our armor on, instead of waiting to boast until after we had taken our armor off. Let us

learn the lesson ... Let us not humiliate our men in the trenches by headlines in the papers." The audience greeted Roosevelt's remarks enthusiastically, frequently applauding and occasionally erupting with cheers. At Commencement on the following day the atmosphere was calmer, and joining Roosevelt in receiving honorary degrees were a number of prominent figures who included J. Pierpont Morgan, the financier whose father had been a Trinity trustee and donor of Williams Memorial; Roosevelt's close friend, Russell Jordan Coles, naturalist and sportsman; and Charles Lathrop Pack, conservation ist and a Roosevelt appointee to the National Conservation Commission. In January 1919, not long after Roosevelt's death, a suggestion was made in the Tripod that a suitable memorial of his visit to the campus might be a tablet placed over the archway of Northam Towers bearing the biblical text that had inspired his 1918 address. Rather than on a tablet, the Old Testament passage was inscribed in Latin on the pavement in front of Northam Towers. To this day it is a reminder of an interesting event in Trinity's history andremains an object of curiosity in new undergradua tes and visitors as they make their way along the Long Walk.


Until September, when she began to work on a research team led by Dr. Leonard Eisenfeld at Hartford Hospital , Marcotte was an accomplished biomedical engineering student but knew little about apnea or the dramatic world of the neonatal intensive care . As a result of her senior project, the Feeding Hills, Mass . native applied to a doctoral program that specializes in neonatal bioengineering.

Amy Marcotte



n hospital neonatal intensive care units, premature babies sometimes simply stop breathing. "Their respiratory systems are usually underdevel oped . For some very premature babies this happens eight to 10 times a day and it can be fatal. It's a condition called apnea," said Amy Marcotte '96 . "About 85 percent of babies who've had a gestation period under 28 weeks have it."

"Premature babies can just forget to breathe. When there's a pause in a baby's breathing in the nursery, a nurse has to come by and stimulate the baby," Ei senfeld said. Eisenfeld's team is developing a device called a vibrotactile stimulator that can be activated by remote control or linked to a computerized breathing monitor which can trigger it automatically when a baby stops breathing . "This was rea l hands-on experience and it has given me a new focus," Marcotte said. "Neonatal ity is fascin,ating, and I love being in-

valved in actual clinical research." Marcotte's work in the hospital's pediatrics department formed the basis of her senior project in the engineering department. She spent much of the fall designing and engineering the stimulator itself, which is an adapted version of a tactile device originally designed for the hearing-impaired . "The device vibrates to stimulate the baby's breathing. The trick is to do this without waking the baby or causing it discomfort or any risk," she said . This spring, Marcotte spent several afternoons a week participating in the clinical trials scheduled to test the device. "I looked forward to sitting by the crib and triggering the device when a baby has an apneic episode. The clinical studies helped define the apnea detection algorithms necessary for the computerized breathing man itor' s software ." Joseph Bronzino, Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science and a nationally

prominent biomedical engineer, suggested the project to Marcotte for her senior thesis. Steve Goodison, a student in Trinity's Individualized Degree Program, also was involved in the project. Marcotte's interests have fluctuated between medicine and engineering . "For a long time I planned to be a doctor, but I had a fabu lous physics teacher in high school who led me to consider engineering," said Marcotte, who was the President's Fellow in engineering for 1995-96. As a result of her education at Trinity, Marcotte plans to combine both professions by earning an M.D. and a Ph .D. in neonatal bioengineering, with graduate school as the first step. "The other col leges that I applied to were engineering schools. In the end, I picked Trinity because the liberal arts dimension just offered me more options," she said . " It's been a great mix for me . The faculty at Trinity are really amazing and the lab facilities here are remarkable . I've had much more access to faculty and facilities than my friends at eng ineering schools . Most importantly, at Trinity, we don't have to compete with graduate students for the attention of the faculty . The faculty focus their attention on us ."

-Andrew Walsh '79

Frank Sikernitsky


hile many Americans are stil l struggling to open an e-mail account, students at Trinity are using the campus electronic network every day to harness advanced Internet technologies from their dorm rooms and labs - for course assignments, entertainment, and even for "talking" to

- ;,-n_t\ .


l.rm (

'\Mf STAFf 'f pages back . ISSUES 23

Frank Sikemitsky with some of his designs, and left, a home page from the Journal.

friends around the world. And for the past four years, a staff of Trinity undergraduates has earned a worldwide reputation as pioneers, by producing an innovative and rapidly evolving on-line, multimedia "ma gazine" called the

Trinco/1 Journal. Senior Frank Sikernitsky, a founder, graphic designer and 1995-96 editor-in-chief of the Journal, devoted approximately 20 hours each week to the project. "The Trinco/1 Journal is an electronic magazine," he says . "I nstead of publishing it on paper, we distribute it over the Internet. The graphics and layout are simi lar to what is used by any popular magazine today, but our format is unusual." The Journal's hypertext format

allows a reader to move through a free-flowing combination of text, still and moving pictures, and sound recordings while "reading" the magazine. Sikernitsky helped to found and organize the Journal in 1991 , when he joined a late-night conversation between Peter Adams and Paul Tedesco, both members of the Class of 1995 , in a lounge in Wheaton dormitory. They were kicking around the idea of starting a computerbased magazine . Their experimental Journal first appeared on the campus's electron ic mail network and then moved rapidly through a string of increasingly sophisticated distribution technologies . "Although we started

small at the beginning, I still spent a lot of time on graphic design and layout," Sikernitsky said . " I didn't realize the potential of what I was doing until the Internet began to get popular." With the Internet still growing every day, the images in the Journal reach a wider audience than its creators ever anticipated. The magazine is now published weekly during the academic year on Thursdays and is distributed to the Internet through the Netscape Internet "web browser." The publication reaches a worldwide audience of thousands and attracts letters and contributions from around the world. "I honestly haven't seen a better layout on any net page anywhere," a loyal reader at the Univer-

sity of Texas recently wrote in an e-mail letter to the Journal. Frank acknowledges a la rge audience of readers outside the Trinity community with an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 readers accessing its "pages" each week. "Although users are attracted to the Internet by the graphics and interactive format, its status as a modern means of transmitting information is invaluable." Says Frank, "a network of this type allows people from all over the world to post documents, research, short stories, whatever they like. This information is immediately accessible on networked terminals across the globe . All the user has to do to access information is enter


the sub ject in which he is interested ." Casual users "surf the net," as well, read ing and responding to issues in pop ula r culture such as music, hobbies or sports . Frank' s computer journalism career began at G lastonbury High School in suburban Hartford . " When I became editor of the schoo l newspaper, I managed to gain access to a small computer." He jokes, "by today' s standards, it was fit to be a fish tank ." However, Frank acknowledges that such days were short-lived . At a time when computer technology was growing by leaps and bounds, he enrolled at Trinity and found the computer network more advanced than anything he had ever used . "When I arrived at Trinity I became ' hard-core' into the comp uter scene . I cou ld not walk 10 feet without bumping into a mach ine. I cou ldn ' t avoid them, so I learned every bit abo ut them that I cou ld ." Yet, despi te his fascina tion with computers , Sikernitsky chose a po litical science major at Trinity. "Current events have been an in terest of mine since high school . I wanted to app ly them in a po litical context." Frank's interests go hand-in-hand, as the content of the Journal is focused on popular cu ltu re, including socia l and poli tical issues . Using gra p hic design as an arti sti c med ium has been another passion for Frank, and he displays his creations on the Internet in his own dig ital art gallery. " Earlier in my life I strugg led to find an art form that p leased me . The g raphics on Photoshop a re just w hat I wa s looking for . The program lets me revise a nd red raw in a way no charcoa l or waterco lor can ." Frank con siders the resources at Trini ty to be su pe-

rior in meeting the production needs of the Journal. "Trin ity' s campus electron ic network and server have been operating for ove r five years and they are stil l among the very best on college campuses ." After gradua tion, Frank hopes to wo rk in the network industry. "I got my first computer in 1985 and it was one of the most p rimitive th ings you could im agine . I can ' t believe how far compute r technology has advanced in the past ten years. "

by Alison N. Blicharz '97

Althea Allison


pending just a sho rt time ta lking to A lthea A llison ' 96 might make one wonder if the re is anyone she doesn ' t know on the Trinity campus . Althea very ca lmly explains this unusual familiarity with the Trinity community to be an extension of her parenting ski ll s. " Because mothering comes so naturally to me, I've sort of become a mother to a lot of peop le," Althea says. Indeed , Al thea ' s presence on and off campus ha s been fel t by many since her arriva l in the Individua lized Degree Program (IDP) four years ago . A mother of tw o sons, A lthea, 4 9 , fi ~st thought ser iously about going back to co llege during, of al l thing s, a college visit to Wesleya n Un iversity for her th en-1 7-year-o ld son Dwayne . Having recently gone throug h a divorce, Althea wa s un sure of w hat the fu ture had in store for her and her fam ily . " I felt disoriented," Althea says. " It was a very tough time." She resea rched a nu mber of adu lt programs an d

Among '96's IDP grads were Joyce Baker, front row, seated, and AI Doak, back row, third from right.


raduates in the College's Individualized Degree Program (IDP) offer fascinating examples of varied routes that can be taken to the B.A. or B.S. degree from Trinity. These are just two examples of the 33 members of the Class of '96 who were IDP students. • Al Doak of East Hartford, Conn. is Trinity's oldest graduate. A sociology major, this 75-year-old World War II veteran had been volunteering with the Veterans Administration when he decided he would be better prepared to understand the problems facing veterans today if he had his undergraduate degree. In 1985 he enrolled in the IDP; after Commencement he plans to take a part-time job with the D isabled American Veterans Assocation. Among his six children and 11 grandchildren are a Trinity alumnus; his son, William, is a member of the Class of '77. • J oyce Baker, 56, graduated with a degree in English after 14 years of intense academic work. T his tenacious student with cerebral palsy is wheelchair-bound, eats through a machine, has impaired speech, and, according to Director of Special Academic Programs Louise Fisher '73, is "extremely bright and very self-reliant. " At Trinity she enrolled in independent study units closely supervised by faculty, took an art class on campus and participated in an internship at a Hartford-area convalescent facility. Active in community service, Baker held leadership positions with local organizations. She self-published a children's book on understanding children with disabilities in 1993, entitled My Parachute Didn't Open, and exhibited two works of art in a special show at the Wads worth Atheneum in Hartford.

was attracted by the warmth she felt in her pre Ii mi nary meetings at Trinity's IDP office . "I was really impressed with the amount of encouragement I got here," Althea says . "It made me feel like this was the place I wanted to be." At Trinity she designed her own major in human environmental studies, which incorporated courses in education, sociology, psychology, American studies and public policy. A native of Trinidad, Althea is particularly interested in the education of West Indian immigrant children in this country and hopes to put the many topics studied in her major to work in designing a curriculum for West Indian children adjusting to new schools in this country. She acknowledges that designing a major that could fulfill her needs was no easy task. "[The IDP] gives adults the opportunity to complete their personal educational goals," Althea says . "The people here bend over backwards to help you experience the best." From January 1995 to

January 1996, Althea studied abroad at the University of the Virgin Islands, where she continued to pursue her interest in the study habits of West Indian children . While there, Hurricane Marilyn hit, and Althea responded by volunteering over 500 hours with the American Red Cross . She is never one to shy away from helping others, no matter how busy her schedule may be. "I think people have to give back something," Althea says. "The more you tell yourself you have to give back to others, the more inclined you are to do it." Althea's regular schedule at Trinity was no less hectic . She held a number of jobs on and off campus and served as an IDP peer adviser . When not at the College, family and friends get top priority. "I have to be involved in my children's lives," Althea says. She always found or made time to read to her eight-year-old son Samuel and keep track of Dwayne's progress in college . Althea says she sometimes slept from 9 p.m. until midnight, and then studied until morning. This summer Althea has not only her own Commencement to remember but also her son Dwayne's. Now 23, he graduated from Wesleyan University one week after Althea graduated from Trinity. Always an optimist, she finds no challenge too daunting. She is considering a doctorate in law after Trinity and plans to go back to the University of the Virgin Islands soon . In a statement somewhat reflective of Althea's phi11osophy on life, she says,"lf you aim for the skies, at least you can fall on the treetops."

- Michael Bradley '98

Trinity's three Watson • wtnners prepare for global voyages of exploration


he postgraduate plans of three members of the Class of '96 are firmly fixed . Thomas Appleton, Gideon Pollach and lan Waggett are among just 60 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winners nationwide . The prestigious fellowships support a year of independ- ¡ ent study and travel throughout the world . This year the Thomas J. Watson Foundation chose the winners from a pool of 200 candidates nominated by 50 national liberal arts colleges. Each Watson Fellow will receive $16,000 to fund a yearlong travel project. "This is the third time in 2 8 years that Trinity has produced three winners in a single year . It's very gratifying," said J. Ronald Spencer '64, associate academic dean. "This year all four of the students we nominated struck us as having an especially strong and distinctive quality. All of them were deeply rooted in both personal and academic experiences

at Trinity and the proposals all had deep personal resonance ."

THOMAS APPLETON Thomas Appleton's project is "Exploring the Generation Gap in Chinese Society." In China, the older a person is, the more respect is accorded him or her, said Appleton, an economics and Asian studies major from Boston, Mass., who plans to travel next year through Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Shenzhen . He will survey and compare attitudes of older Chinese, who have maintained political authority, and the younger generation, which is moving rapidly into the spheres of business and technology. Appleton expects that the younger generation, more reform-minded and capitalistic, "will begin to assert their power actively, and will no longer tolerate being pushed aside or ignored because of their age . As a result, the societal structure of China will change


dramatically." Through conversation with Chinese of all ages (he is proficient in Mandarin) -executives of companies, officials and politicians, and the common people- Appleton will investigate the impact of modernization, Western ideas, and economics on the people, the society, and the politics in today' s constantly changing China .



Gideon Pollach, a music major from Washington, D.C., will spend his year observing and studying nine to 12 of England's larger cathedral, school and college choirs " to compare local traditions to the common English practices ." Pollach , who joined an Anglican choi r at the age of six, says that he "soon came to love the tradition and styl~ of the music of the church ." He is particularly interested in the choral tradition that emerged in the 16th century, and he explains that "the music of the English sacred composers has a style which has remained di~tinct from that of other religious musical heritages. " Pollach is a co-founder of Trinity's a capella group the Accidentals, president of the Trinity Chapel Singers, and was a member of Trinity's Concert Choir and three neighboring church choirs in Connecticut. "I'll interview English choir masters, members of the congregations, and choristers and will investigate how each cho ir differs from the others in its customs and repertorial focus , " he said. He will focus on the "interaction of customs and common practices" by observi ng rehearsals, following choirs on tour, and, he hopes, singing with the cho irs.

IAN WAGGETT ian Waggett, the 1995-96 President's Fellow in international studies, will spen d his year traveling and working on the contemporary frontiers of Australia, Russia, and Greenland . A residen t of West Hartford, Conn ., he spen t his junior year in Siberia and is fluent in Russian . A few years ag o, Waggett worked over the summer on a ranch in Texas, and his experiences there became the genesis of his Watson proposal. Waggett will "live among and observe how these frontier societies and communities work, in what ways they may be eccentric, and why they are precious to humanity," he said . The three societies are little understood and he is fascinated by the fact that "under the extreme pressures of isolation and climate that have preserved them in obscurity, these frontiers are places where friendship, families, and education are all of a very special nature . I plan to live with and among families while working on farms as I search for the poetic, the sublime, and the tragic elements of these isolated societies and their devilish climates." Waggett will stay in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, move on to the forested tundra of Y6 kutia in Northern Siberia, and then travel to the fjord systems in Scoresby Sound on the east coast of Greenland . In these locales he hopes to become a member of the community, acquiring a more unique point of view of these cultures and comparing the indigenous and the colonial populations within them.

-Monique Lee '97


Record number apply for admission


he Class of2000, w hile not yet in residence, already has set one record. According to C hristopher Small, vice president for enrollme nt managem ent, the admissions office had a 25% increase in applications this year, for a to tal of3837 . 1747 students were a~cep ted, resulting in an improvement in T rinity's selectivity rate, from 56% last year to 47%. He said that the office expected the same yield rate as last year on "what am ounts to a m ore competitive pool of accepted applicants." Small wrote the campus community in M ay that the Class stood at 520 students. Anticipated w ithdrawals over the summer (the so-called "meltdown perio d") should bring the number of m atriculants down to the desired 500 by August registration, he said. A complete profile of the Class of 2000 will be published in the summ er issue of A long the Walk.

New trustees ioin Board; Johnson elected chair


w o new charter trustees Richard L. Huber, vice chairman fo r strategy and finance at Aetna Life and Casualty C ompany in Hartfo rd, and Ann Ro hlen '71, managing di rector of RAM Financial in C hicago - were appointed to Trinity's Board in May. Stanley Twardy '7 3, a partner

the Walk

with Day, Berry & Howard in Stamford, C onn., w as elected by alumni this spring. Thomas S. J ohnson '62, chairman, presiden t and chief executive offi cer of GreenPoint Financial C orp . and GreenPoint Bank in New York, was named chairman of the Board. H e su cceeds Alfred]. Koeppel '54, a partner in the Ko eppel & Koeppel real estate firm in New Y ork City, w hose term as chairman ended after six years at the helm. Prior to joining GreenPoint in 1993,Johnson was the president and director of M anufac turers Hano ver Trust Co . and M anufacturers H anover C orp . in N ew York. From 1969 to 1989 he was w ith Chemical Bank and C hemical Banking Corp. in New York, serving as president and director from 1983 to 1989. An active alumnus, he chaired the Board of Fellows, w as an officer of the T rinity Club of New Y ork, and served as class agent fo r the Class of '62 for ten years. Among his many honors is the Eigenbrodt C up Aw ard, the highest award that can be given to a Trinity alumnus or alumna. H uber has extensive backgrou nd in banking. Prio r to j oining Aetna in 199 5, he was president and chief operating officer of Grupo W asserstein Perella, w here he was responsible for developing and implem en ting the investment and m erchant banking strategies thro ughout Latin America. His previous positions included vice chairman and director of Continental Bank in

C hicago and executive vice president and head of capital markets and foreign exchange for Chase Manhattan Bank. Huber also worked with Citibank for more than a decade, where he was country head in Japan, division head and senior vice president for the Northeast Asia division, group executive for the Asia Pacific Banking Group, and group executive in Citicorp

Investment Bank. Rohlen has a diverse background in finance and a history of dedication to community service . RAM Financial in Chicago, which she heads, is a venture capital fund which provides a small number of partners a vehicle to launch and invest in start-up companies. Shortly after her graduation from Trinity, she worked as an estate administrator for

the Continental Illinois National Bank and in the bank's trust department. Later she was president of Heat Energy Advanced Technology, Inc., and then its chairman of the board. She has served as a director of several businesses and been extremely active in community activism, with an emphasis on family and mental health issues. Having de-

veloped a strong interest in issues relating to women and teenagers, she founded the Chicago Foundation for Women, was a founding member of the Women's Board of the Five Hospital Foundation for Homebound Elderly, started Heartbeats at the Abraham Lincoln Center in Chicago (a program that supports 12 teenage women in education, personal development and careers), and runs the Chenny Troupe, a notfor-profit agency she cofounded that provides therapy dogs in rehabilitation programs. One of six alumni trustees on the Board, Twardy has had a distinguished career in public service. He served as chief of staff to Governor Lowell Weicker from 199193 and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1985-91. He also served as counsel for the Committee on Small Business in the U.S. Senate from 1977-79 and counsel for U.S. Senator Lowell W eicker from 1979-80. Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Twardy was a partner in the Stamford law firm of Silver, Golub & Sandak. Twardy has also been involved in many civic activities, including as a member of the University of Connecticut Strategic Planning Management Committee from 199395; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Southwestern Connecticut Board of Directors since 1993 and the National Conference Board of Directors since 1995; the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee Board of Directors from 1993-95; and Drugs Don't Work! Board ofDirectors since 1989. He is a director of the Stamford Hospital Health Foundation and has served as the Connecticut Chair of the U.S . Supreme Court Historical Society since 1995.



The Road to $100 million ...

Campaign reaches $58 million! TRINITY COLLEGE CAMPAIGN ~

"Ofall the exciting activities taking place at Trinity this year, one of the most exciting is the continuing momentum ofThe Trinity College Campaign, "says Campaign Chairman Douglas T. Tansill '61. ((Thanks to you- our alumni, parents, students and.friends around the world- a new library addition which incorporates the computing center into the facility is being planned, 3 new faculty chairs and two associate chairs have been endowed, resources for financial aid are growing, and you have provided unprecedented support of the Annual Fund. We thank you all. "

Highlights of Campaign activity this year include: Support for Students 28

Trinity's students have shown their enthusiasm for the Campaign through their record-setting participation in the Senior Class Gift. The Class of '96 raised the largest dollar amount ever with a gift of $9000. An impressive 62 percent of the Class participated. With this gift, a tree will be planted on the Long Walk in memory of Class members Nicole Martin and Kelda Spangenberg, while most of the $9000 will go to an endowed scholarship fund .

Facilities for Student Life Bringing a whole new look to the Quad in front of Austin Arts Center is a key objective of the Campaign. The biggest piece of these renovations will be a redesigned arrs facility, with much-needed instructional and rehearsal space. A preliminary design shows

western and northern facades that mirror the College's distinctive architecture. In the sketch below, Gallows Hill Bookstore (formerly Hallden Lab) is seen at the right. Renovations to McCook and Hallden academic buildings, and new landscaping for the Quad, will be part of this effort.

Academic Programs Regional campaigns in Philadelphia and Fairfield County provided a focus on and jump start for fundraising to support new educational technologies, endowments for scientific instrumentation and other academic priorities. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of alumni, parents and friends, progress is steady toward this and the other goals in The Trinity College Campaign. Below left, some of the Campaign volunteers and, right, Professor Alden Gordon '69 and Trustee Karen Jeffers '76 are shown at the Fairfield wrap-up.


Support for Faculty

Unrestricted Gifts and Annual Giving 1995-96 was a record year for the Annual Fund, as Trinity crossed the $3-million threshold for the first time. Trinity employees demonstrated their dedication this spring: in the campus campaign more than 50 percent pledged to support the College through the Campaign, including 69 percent of faculty.

Note: $14.4 million has been raised for purposes yet to be determined by the donors.

A recent $1 ,-200,000 gift to the Campaign has enabled the College to meet a $400,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will endow a Chair in South Asian Studies.


Trinity ioins Old State House in partnership



n April the College announced the establishment of an educational partnership with the "new" Old State House in downtown Hartford. This year celebrating its 200th anniversary, the oldest state house in the nation recently completed a four-year, $12 million-restoration and reconstruction program. Trinity was chartered in 1823 in the Senate Chamber of the Old State House, and the nascent partnership between the College and the Old State House "is testimony to the fact that Trinity is both proud of its historic roots in Hartford and very much a part of downtown Hartford in the 1990s and beyond," said Trinity President Evan Dobelle at the announcement. The two Hartford institutions will collaborate on educational initiatives that support the missions of both institutions, draw on their respective strengths, and enrich life in downtown Hartford. Dobelle and Wilson Faude M'75, executive director of the Old State House, announced that the first official step in the new partnership is the establishment of "Trinity College Thursdays" at the Old State House. The College is exploring ideas that include holding classes, offering lunchtime lectures, hosting debates, and sponsoring evening events at the Old State House, such as poetry readings, musical performances, art exhibitions and theatrical productions . While the initial programming focus is on Thursdays, it is expected that Trinity-sponsored events will take place at other times as well. Robert Amodio, marketing director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council (GHAC) and coordinating director of the very successful "First Thursdays" program of events ("Connect the Dots") in downtown Hartford, hailed the Trinity-Old State House partnership "as a union that represents the ultimate goal of Connecting Dots. With a cultural inventory of over 150 organizations in the 34 communities that comprise the Capital Region, it has always been the intent of the GHAC to expose the pub-

The Trinity Pipes sang at the announcement of Trinity's new educational partnership with the "new" Old State House.

lie to the artistic diversity right in their own backyards. Having a resource such as Trinity College connected to the arts and entertainment district in downtown Hartford sets in place the foundation for making the Capital Region the best A&E community in the world. " To launch a series of Trinity-sponsored events at the Old State House, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will '62 will discuss the U.S. social policy debate in a pre-election speech on campus in September.

Charleston returns to Trinity as Chaplain


teven Charleston '71, the sixth Bishop of Alaska, was appointed Chaplain at Trinity and joined the College in April. "We are extremely excited to welcome Steven back to the Trinity community," said President Evan Dobelle. "Even at a nonsectarian institution of higher education such as Trinity, spirituality plays an important role in everyday life, and we believe that Steven will serve as an invaluable resource in that capacity for our students, faculty and staff." An Oklahoma native, Charleston is of Native-American descent and brings a broad background of multicultural expe-

riences to Trinity. As Bishop of Alaska, he served a diocese that was equally divided between people with European-American and Native-American backgrounds. This provided him with many opportunities to address racial, environmental and economic issues among his parishioners. From 1983 to 1991 Charleston was a professor at the Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, where he created a cross-cultural studies program and worked with international students, oftentimes serving as a counselor, activities director and advisor. "I see the chaplain as one person on campus who can help to serve as a catalyst for others in their personal exploration of the spiritual life," said Charleston, who received an honorary degree from Trinity in 1992 and gave the Baccalaureate address that year. As Chaplain, he holds weekly services in the chapel, officiates at weddings and certain College events, and oversees the chapel and its staff. In addition, he serves as an adviser to some student groups. After earning a bachelor's degree in religion from Trinity, Charleston received a Master ofDivinity in 1976 at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. From 1980-83 he was the director of the Dakota Leadership Program, providing theological education for the Sioux people of the Episcopal Church.

Spring 1996


Left, a pick-up game gets intense interest at Spring Weekend; right, at the first national conference devoted to female American writers of the 1800s, Jan Turnquist entertains as Louisa May Alcott; and, below, a musical group performs at a Pub Night at the Bistro. Student members of the Woodwind Ensemble practice, led by Vance Lee, principal bassoonist of the Hartford Symphony, right.




33 -

to score a goal in !aero se.


Honorary degrees go to South Africans



n ceremonies in the Chapel on April13 President Evan Dobelle conferred the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree upon the Rev. Dr. Mmutlanyane Stanley Mogoba, who is Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, and the Rev. Dr. Nyanmeko Barney Pityana, an attorney and Chair of the South African Human Rights Comm.ission. The visit to Trinity by the two champions of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa was sponsored by Plowshares Institute, a not-for-profit education/ service organization based in Simsbury, Conn. that promotes world peace programs. Imprisoned in the 1960s on Robben Island with other anti-apartheid leaders including Nelson Mandela, Mogoba played a pivotal role in building bridges among Mandela, former State President F.W. DeKlerk, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi and King Goodwill Zwelithini. Pityana, former President of South African Students Organizations, went into exile in 1978, following several imprisonments, and studied at King's College London and Oxford University. He returned to South Africa in 1993 to teach at the University of Cape Town, earning a Ph.D. in religious studies in 1995. The following are excerpts from Bishop Mogoba's remarks at Trinity: "We in South Mrica regard the events of recent years as more a miracle rather than an achievement. The apartheid system was probably the most repressive system in the wodd. In the words of one of its great architects, Dr. Hendrich F. Verwoerd, it was a 'granite wall' which was meant to last forever. It was based on RACISM, a system which derives its existence from a superstition - the mere colour of one's skin or eyes and the shape of one's nose and lips. This superstition, this irrelevance, was nevertheless upheld with remarkable tenacity of purpose. It produced volumes oflegislation to regulate the whole life -where one may go to be born, go to school or Church, live, work, be hospitalised, be preserved in the mortuary and be buried. Any deviation or challenge was ruthlessly dealt with. "The remarkable thing is that such a

From left are Rev. Pityana, Rev. Mogoba, President Dobelle, and Chaplain Steven Charleston.

vicious system produces people who show amazing courage. The vision of an ideal society helps one to be resolute. The picture that comes to mind is of a tennis-ball 路which the harder one strikes, the higher it uses. " It was however not easy to be that kind of tennis-ball. There were moments of weakness, of desperation and doubt about survival. My own deep spiritual experience which brought me into the ministry of the Church was one such time - a moment of darkness in solitary confinement in a cell of pain and brutalisation. The tiniest ray oflight shines brightest in deep darkness. "Our Age will be known in history as the Age of the Collapse of Walls of Separation: the Berlin Wall, the Iron Curtain, the Apartheid G~anite Wall. "When the walls crush down with great noise, the people on both sides of the wall discover that they are still human. And after the initial exitement they slowly realize that their hearts and inclinations l:iave not changed much. "We need changed hearts for a new century. If our hearts are full of selfishness and aggression and pose a danger to mutual survival then we need surgery to remove them and put in new ones. Tolerance, forgiveness, reconcilation, justice, peace and sharing are values that translate to new hearts and new possibilities for ourselves and for posterity." The following are excerpts of the remarks by Dr. Pityana: "The ethic of human solidarity, of shared living of comm.unity, is what marks the evolving transition in South Africa. It is, ifi may say so, a transition

that has become more revolutionary than evolutionary; more fundamental than mere cosmetic. It is a transformation and reconstruction of our society with a moral character. "The biggest challenge for South Africa, though, is not so much that it has good principles and policies in place, but whether there is the will to be guided in practice and corrected by those principles. For me, that is quintessentially the religious task. The great majority of our people espouse religious beliefs. That shared belief does not mean that there shall be no difference. No effort should be made, either, to iron out difference. We need to accept the reality of our religious, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity. Our constitution allows us to be one and to enrich one another's lives out of our differences. "Secondly, religion gives us a sufficient conscience to be able to pursue peace and reconcilation with justice. There are sufficient religious values to use as a corrective against rampant violence, warlordism and social injustice. All of this is theoretically possible because the churches in South Africa can be considered to be the midwives of our democracy. They pursued the redemptive possibilities of suffering and denounced the sin of apartheid. "Finally, the call today in our land is for a comprehensive programme of moral reconstruction. Tliere can never be any lasting social transformation without moral reconstruction. Moral reconstruction is what keeps the value of humanity in one another and allows us to recognize that without the other we can never be who we can become .... "

Richard Tuttle to exhibit books and prints at Arts Center in October

what we can look forward to seeing in October. Richard Tuttle '63 is an international artist whose sculpture and installations of ephemeral materials (e.g., cloth, scrap wood, styrofoam) have been critically acclaimed and widely exhibited, from New York to Tokyo and throughout Europe. His understated, minimalist approach and his partiarlar sensitivity to objects and materials have been highly irifluential in the developrnent of contemporary art over the past three decades. Tuttle's graphic works have evolved in tandem with his sculpture since the 1960s, and have often. marked the beginning of a new direction in his work. His interest in the graphic arts, book design and poetry dates back to his years as an undergraduate at Trinity, which makes the focus of this exhibition particularly appropriate. His innovative design of the 1963 lvy broke away fi·om the conventional yem•book laj'Out and included woodcut illustrations combined with poetry, anticipating the artist's books and prints in this exhibition. The works featured in this exhibition range from modest hand-printed books without text created in the mid-19 6Os to elaborate livres d' artiste that involved handmade paper, several colors and printing processes, poetry set in lette1press and fine leather bindings, created in the '80s and '90s. The element of collaboration - with poets, master printers and papermakers- infuses and enriches this extraordinary body of work.


he Widener Gallery of Austin Arts Center will be the venue this fall for an exhibition of works by internationally known artist Richard Tuttle '63. The show will be guest-curated by Tuttle's classmate, curator and consultant Robert M. Murdock '63. T he exhibition will highlight work spanning more than 30 years of the artist's career, including the Ivy yearbook he worked on as an undergraduate. Also on exhibit will be museum publications designed by Tuttle, artist's books by Tuttle, prints and wall installations . While this show will focus on his printed works , the development ofhis sculptural w ork has paralleled that of his books and prints. T he opening reception for the exhibition will be on Thursday, October 3, at a time to be decided. In collaboration with the New York Public Library, the show will be on view in early 1997 at the Library. Guest-curator Murdock has the following to say about Tuttle and about

Silk is first director of Center for Study of Religion in Public Life



~ ~

~ Richard Tuttle '63

ark Silk, a journalist, author and adjunct professor of religion at Emory University in Atlanta, was named founding director of the College's Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. He will begin at Trinity in August. Nonsectarian and nonpartisan, the Ce~ter has as its mission to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions and ideas play in the contemporary world; to explore challenges posed by religious pluralism and tensions between religious and secular values; and to examine the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles and related topics in the U.S. and

throughout the world. The Center will sponsor public lectures, organize scholarly conferences, contribute to the liberal arts curriculum, underwrite research, support the publication of materials intended for both academic and general audiences, and take other initiatives designed to maintain continuing discussion about topics relating to religion in public life, both within the campus community and between it and various external publics. During nine years as a staff writer, editorial writer and columnist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Silk has covered public housing and community development, legal and constitutional issues , drug policy, religion, telecommunications and Middle East policy. He also served as an editorial consultant to the Atlanta Jewish Times. Prior to joining the paper he was editor of The Boston Review, editorial assistant at Harvard University Press and lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University. He earned his undergraduate degree in history and literature magna cum laude and his doctorate in history from Harvard. He has been extensively involved in professional and academic projects relating to religion in public life. He participated in the Indiana University-Purdue University Project on Public Expressions of Religion in America for two years, and this year was a participant in both the Lilly Endowment Consultation on Religion in American Public Life and the Media Forum on Religion, Politics and Society at Tufts University. Silk also served as project director of the Twentieth Century Fund, a nonpartisan foundation that supports research and writing about progressive public policy, and has collaborated on projects with the national Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. Keenly interested in pursuing scholarship related to issues of civil society and socio-religious strife, Silk has authored several books, including The American Establishment (1980 with his father, Leonard Silk), Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II (1988), Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America (1995), and Contracting Capitalism: The End of the Cold War and the new Republican Agenda (forthcoming 1996 with Leonard Silk).


B0 0 K S


THE GHOST OF EDEN by Chase Twichell '73 Ontario Review Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995 , 73 pages, hardcover, $17 .95


Vividly realized and emotionally gripping, this volume of poems is a sequence of interlocking meditations on the vanishing natural world. These dark and unflinching poems are illuminated by the poet's love for the earth and by the surprising joys forced from a new intimacy with her own mortality. "This set of her poems has as its main theme the wounds that human beings indirectly inflict upon themselves by wounding the earth, its plants and its animals," said The Economist, describing the poet's work as quiet and meditative. The Ghost cif Eden's impact is likened to that of Sylvia Plath's Ariel by The Spoon River Poetry Review. Publishers Weekly said "this ambitious, compelling collection establishes Twichell as a major voice in contemporary poetry." This volume, Twichell's fourth book of poems, was first published by Faber & Faber in London, w here it was a 1995 Poetry Book Society selection.

MAPPING MORTALITY: The Persistence of Memory and Melancholy in Early Modern England by William E. Engel '80 University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1995, 287 pages, illustrated, cloth, $50.00 Drawing on prose and poetry, painting and sculpture, social practices and religious rites, this book is a lively cultural study of the ways men and women in early modern England dealt with mortality. Engel reopens central questions about Renaissance habits of thought in this penetrating and boldly original work. Taking a philological, philosophical and anthropological approach

mother. Mysteriously, the ball is missing, but Yasuyo discovers a strange and wonderful sight: a long silk strand hanging from the sky. "Williams' first picture book, w hich reads well aloud, has the feel of an old folktale ... Fine story, beautiful art, superior bookmaking," wrote Kirkus Reviews, which listed it as a Book of Special Note.

to intellectual history, Mapping Memory shows the extent to which Renaissance cognitive processes and symbol systems essentially were mnemonic and were based on the relation of the body and soul slipping through time. "Engel has produced a rich and varied work, studded with brilliant insights about death, wit, and memory," states Tom Conley of Harvard pniversity. Engel is an assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Mapping Memory is a volume in the Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture series.

1,001 WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS by Sang H. Kim T urtle Press (401 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, Connecticut 06129-0206; 860529-7770), 1996, 176 pages, $9 .95 This one-stop reference provides strategies and techniques for managers, small-business owners, teachers, coaches and anyone who needs to motivate people to do their jobs effectively. It combines two popular business book styles - the how-to management book and the inspirational quote book - into one. Organized into 15 thematic

chapters, this book provides a tool for personal motivation and for finding inspiration to overcome the most common barriers to creativity, productivity, decisiveness, change and leadership. Its mix of inspirational sayings and how-to applications is designed to appeal to both the thinker and the dreamer. Kim is an adjunct professor in the physical education department at Trinity.

THE LONG SILK STRAND: A Grandmother's Legacy to Her Granddaughter by Laura E. Williams M '90, Illustrated by Grayce Bochak Boyds Mill Press (815 Church St., Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 18431; 800-949-7777), 1995, 32 pages, full-color illustrations, $15.95 Set in ancient Japan, this picture book w ith cut paper illustrations tells of the special love a grandmother and granddaughter feel for each other. In the story, Grandmother ties together pieces of silk thread, winding them into a ball. For each piece of thread, she tells her granddaughter, Yasuyo, a story from her long life. Then one day Grandmother is gone. Yasuyo weeps and looks for the silk ball to keep in memory of her grand-

VINCENT VAN GOGH: Artist by Peter Tyson '82 Chelsea House Publishers , New York and Philadelphia, 1996, 127 pages This biography profiles the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, whose brief, intense and tortured career ended when he took his own life in 1890. After his death at age 3 7, van Gogh's unique style ultimately made him one of the most popular of modern painters. His works, such as the series of probing self-portraits and Sunflowers, Irises and Cypress Trees, are reproduced more often than the paintings of any other artists. The book presents theories and evidence about the nature of van Gogh's illness- from workaholism and physical neglect to epilepsy, manic depression and paranoid schizophrenia. Although en-

couraged and financially supported by his brother Theo , van Gogh often did not have enough money to fee d himself. Increasingly, he w illfully neglected his body b ecause the life of the m ind - w hether it was preaching the gospel in the ghettos of London or painting in the fields of Arles - took precedence over that of the body. In this biography, w hich is part of the Great Achievers: Lives of the Physically Challenged series, the author explores the life of a man w ho experienced immense physical and m ental suffering, yet created a timeless, personal art that continu es to touch m illions of admirers.

FRAMING FEELING: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction,

1745- 1800 by Barbara Benedict AMS Press, Inc. (56 East 13th St., N ew York, New Y ork, 10003) 1995, 261 pages , $45. 00

In this examination of novels, periodicals and literary miscellanies, the au thor offers a new perspective on how 18th-century English fiction treated sentimentalism. Abandoning the language of an older critical approach to the study of novels w hich examines the autho r's point of view or angle of narration, Benedict applies an analytic method to English literary w orks including Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of W akifield, Lawrence Sterne's Tristarn Shandy and j ane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. The author's fresh perspective emp hasizes the way authors frame their stori es and characters' feelings to reveal their significance. "She analyzes the fi ctional conventions that au thorize conservative notions of gender, aesthetics and politics even in wo rks considered revolutionary, and corrects standard notions of

how sentiment ran away w ith art in the latter half of the 18th century," said Book News . "Benedict's new approach and thorough examination of this group of less frequently studied fictions is a significant contribution to advanced study of the E nglish novel, British publishing history, and so cial relationships between the Age of R eason and the Ro mantic period," comm ented Choice. Benedict is associate professor of English at Trinity.

NIETZSCHE, HEIDEGGER, AND THE TRANSITION TO POSTMODERNITY by Gregory Bruce Smith T he University of C hicago Press (5801 South Ellis Ave. , C hicago , Illinois, 60637), 1996, 366 pages, $42 .00 A mong the m ost influential and enigm atic thinkers of the m o dern age , N ietzsche and H eidegger have become pivotal in the struggle to define postmodernism. Smith, an associate professor of political science at T rinity, offe rs a comprehensive examination of the turn to postmodernity in the writings of these philosophers. H e m akes the provocative case that, while rooted in N ietzsche and H eidegger, much of postm odern thought ironically has attempted to deflect their influence back onto a modern path. H e argues that they have m ade possible a far more revolutionary critique of m odernity than even their most ardent postmodern admirers have realized. Smith contends that the influences on the postmodern in the thought of N ietzsche and H eidegger are founded in a new vision of praxis liberated from theory. U ltimately, these philosophers do transcend the nihilism often found in the guise of postmodemism.

T heir thought is, moreover, consistent with the possibility of limited constitutional governmen t and the rule oflaw . T his ambitious and illuminating book takes the first step towa rd recovering these possibilities and posing the fundamental questions of politics and ethics in ways that heretofore have been closed off by late-modern the ught.

THE DARK EYES by Nathaniel K enyon '9 3 Northwest Publishing, Inc. (6906 South 300 West, Midvale, Utah, 84047 ; 800398-2102), 349 pages, paperback, $9 .95 This suspense thriller set in Canada explores the terrors Qf the mind. Centering on the remo te construction site of a hydroelectric power plant cloaked in secrecy, the ac tion-filled novel tells of a family's struggle to survive the evils of a mind gon e awry . An engineer, his w ife and four-year-old daughter face the m ost horrifYing two weeks of their lives as they battle an unusual killer and a brutal w inter in the midst of a chemical scare. The family fi nds that the line between nightmares and reality is som etimes blurred in the dark ness of a storm. M eanw hile, the child, haunted by

nightmares of a cold and shadovry room, holds the key to the killer's madness. The Dark Eyes is Kenyon's first novel. While earning his bachelor's degree in English w ith a minor in creative arts, he also studied psychology and sociology . ,


Professor Wins Pushcart Award P rofessor of E nglish Fred Pfeil's latest w ork, Wh at They Tell You to Forget, is the winner of Pushcart' s 14th Annual Editor's Bo ok Award. This collection of a novella and six short stories includes Freeway Bypass (Detail from Map), a short story which w on a Pushcart Prize in 1993 . " Pfeil's stories are funny, flint-hard and tender. .. T his debut collection of seven wo nderfully w ritten fic tions unflinchingly embraces reality in all its contradictions , failures, confusions , ragged edges," said Publishers Weekly. The New York Times Book R eview noted: "Baby boomers will relish Mr. Pfeil's points of reference - the movies and music of the 1950's and 60 's, the Vietnam-era counterculture - just as Generation X' ers will be draw n by his ironic takes ."

Novelists Earn Regional Awards Stewart O 'N an , assistant professor of English, w as named on e of the Best Young American N ovelists in N ew England by Granta Magaz ine for his novel Snow A ngels, published by D oubleday . Alumna J oanna Scott ' 83 was also among the mid-Atlantic regional winners fo r her novel. Both O 'N an and Scott were eligible to be nam ed am ong the 20 Best Young American N ovelists in the nation.


Spring All-ยงtarยง MIKE RANIERI '96



or the third consecutive season, baseball star Mike Ranieri was named First Team All-New England outfielder by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (N.E.I.B.A.). Along with the honor, the Braintree, Mass. native had the chance to compete in the N.E.I.B.A. All-Star Game in May. The game, which featured a Division I All-Star team against a team ofDivision II/III players, was played at Fenway Park in Boston. Did Fenway lose its luster for the third time around? "It still gives me a thrill to play on the same field with all the legends and superstars who have played on it before ," says Ranieri, who grounded out and flied out in his two at-bat appearances for the College Division team, which lost 2-1 to the University Division squad. Ranieri finished his career in grand style for the Bantam baseball program, under the direction of Bill Decker. In addition to receiving First Team All-New England accolades, Ranieri was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III All-American Third Team, the first Trinity player

since Peter Martin '82 to be recognized with this honor. After contributing to the team's College-record 21 victories in 1995, Ranieri led the 1996 team to the ECAC Division III N ew England finals, hitting a career-high .449 with a school-record 61 hits and 44 runs scored. In addition, Ranieri stole 23 bases, which broke Al Waugh's 18y;ear-old record set back in 197$. In all~ Ranieri fit1ished his four-year career with 16

season and career records, including at-bats, hits, runs, runs batted in, total bases, doubles, and put-outs by an outfielder. Decker, who completed his sixth year at Trinity, has nothing but praise for his two-year captain. "I believe Mike is one of the best baseball players ever at Trinity. His records speak for themselves, but most importantly, he is a quality person." Despite all the individual accolades, Ranieri realizes that the team comes first. After helping lead the 1995 squad to a College-record 21 victories, 1996 brought some different experiences. Though Ranieri got off to a quick start, hitting well over .500, Trinity's record early in the . season was 5-11. However, the Bantams regrouped, winning 12 out of their last 15 games, and were selected as the #8 seed in the ECAC tournament. In the tournament, the Bantams defeated #1-seed Babson, 7-4, in 12 innings, and #4 Plymouth State, 5-4, before losing to #3 Tufts, 54, in the championship game. "The way we came together in the ECACs is my most cherished memory of Trinity baseball. The enthusiasm and the closeness of the team were so great," says Ranieri, who was named NESCAC Player of the Week for his performance in the ECACs. With a degree in economics, Ranieri has several choices for his future. He has an outside shot of being drafted into the major leagues, and he also has accepted a job as a financial analyst with Prudential Securities in Hartford. "I interned at

Prudential in the spring of '95," Ranieri says, "and also during the sul11111er. They offered me a job this fall."



fter leading the Trinity women's basketball team to its sixth consecutive winning season and a berth in the ECAC Division III semifinals in the snowy New England winter, Kara Ryczek braved the cold spring and was instrumental in the women's lacrosse team's journey to the ECAC Division III finals. A Second Team NESCAC All-Star and Trinity's game-, season-, and career-assist leader for the women's basketball team, Ryczek finished her Trinity career with Third Team Brine (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) All-American honors in lacrosse. In 1996, Ryczek, who was also named First Team All-NortheastRegion, scored 39 points, including a team-high 16 assists, as the Bantams overcame a tough early season schedule and finished 8-4, the program's sixth consecutive winning season. As a result, the Bantams were invited to the ECAC Division III New England playoffs. After defeating Colby 15-9 in the preliminary round, the Bantams avenged a regular season loss to Tufts, winning 10-8. In that game, Ryczek's goal and assist were crucial as Trinity jumped out to an early lead and hung on for the victory. In the finals the next day, the Bantams played admirably, but couldn't quell undefeated Williams. Despite the loss, Ryczek was pleased with the season, "We played real well in the ECACs, a fitting way to end the season," she says. Ryczek also broke into the lacrosse record books, finish-

ing her career with 52 assists, tied fo r second with Ellie Pierce '88. In her four years at Trinity, Ryczek has been a part of two very successful programs. In basketball, Ryczek started three years at point guard and helped accumulate an impresssive 67-29 record in her four seasons, including an NCAA Division III playoff appearance in 1994-95. On the lacrosse field, Ryczek was a fo ur-year starter and teamed up with classmate Sarah Berkman '96 to guide the Bantams to four playoff appearances, including an NCAA Division III berth in 199 5 and 44-11 record. Along with her success on the playing fields, Ryczek's work in the classroom has been equally impressive. Ryczek, a biology major, plans a career in veterinary medicine.

Spring "Wrap-up Trinity enjoyed a very successful spring sports season, with three teams earning ECAC playoff bids. The baseball team and both the men's and women's lacrosse teams all received bids to the ECAC tournament, with baseball and women's lacrosse finishing as runner-ups. Also significant this spring was the re-emergence of men's tennis, which recorded its first winning season since 1984. The baseball team completed its seventh consecutive winning season with help from All-New England outfielder Mike Ranieri and hardhitting third baseman Chris Lembo (7 home runs, 36 RBI). After starting the season 5-11, the Bantams won 14 of their last 18 games to finish 19-15, including two of three in the ECAC tournament. As the #8 seed, Trinity

defeated #1 seed Babson and #4 seed Plymouth State, before losing in the finals to #3 Tufts. The women's lacrosse team also finished strong, winning four of its last five games to earn the #3 seed in the ECAC tournament. Led by senior Kara Ryczek and juniors Jory Waldman (teamhigh 40 points) and Jenny Dakin, w ho were both named to the Brine/IWLCA Northeast Regional Second Team, the team defeated Colby and Tufts before losing to Williams, 9-7, in the finals. Nevertheless, it was the sixth consecutive winning season for Coach Robin Sheppard's lacrosse teams. The men's tennis team finished 8-6. Under the direction of second-year coach Paul Assaiante, the Bantams won five matches in just seven days to clinch the win.: ning season. In the NESCAC championships, Trinity finished sixth to record its best finish in ten years. Leading the way in 1996 were seniors Tyler Eddy (9-4), Adam Naylor (8-4), and captain Chase Toogood, who sported a team-best 10-3 record. Men's lacrosse reached the ECAC play-offs for the fourth time in the last seven years behind the great play of defensemen Ryan Hankard '96 andJono Lenzner '96, along with senior goalkeeper Ed Ronan. Ronan, a four year starter, finished his career as the College's all-time leader in saves with 807. On March 31, Ronan eclipsed Paul Ferrucci '86 in a 9-5 victory over Elmira College. At the conclusion of the season, three Trinity players were recognized as AllSnivley League: Hankard, Luke Tansill '96, and Clay Siegert '96 . Siegert, a long stick midfielder, was also selected to play in the Division III North/South All-Star game, in June. Victimized by some bad

weather and injuries, the softball team completed the 1996 season with a 7-10 record. With 15 returning letterwinners and a new coach, Fran Vandermeer, 1997 looks even more promising. Leading hitter Emily Clarke (.419) had a fabulous first season, while sophomore Tina Rideout hit .296 with the team's lone home run of 1996. Kirsten Graham handled most of the pitching duties, finishing 6-6 with a respectable 3.70 earned run average . The men's and women's outdoor track and field squads had impressive seasons, each finishing sixth at the NESCAC Championships. For the men, junior Frank Taylor captured the triple jump championship at the NESCACs and Walter Faget '98 finished second in the 100 meters. On the women's side, junior sprinter Michelle Miller won the NESCAC Championship in the 1GOmeter high hurdles and qualified for the NCAA Championships in Naperville, Ill. The men's and women's crew teams had some impressive finishes at the Champion International Regatta in Worcester, Mass. The men's Varsity Lightweight 8 boat finished fifth in the Petite finals, while the Novice Lightweight 8 finished first in their race, ahead of Coast Guard and Colgate. The women's Varsity 8 also performed well in the Petite Finals, finishing sixth, just behind Connecticut College.

Trinity Announces 1996 Athletic Award Winners George Sheldon McCook Trophy - Keith]. Wolff of Manchester, Conn. earned this award, given to the senior male who exhibits diligence, conscientiousness, manliness, courtesy, self-control, and


honor at all times, especially in athletic contests. This is the most prestigious award that a male athlete can earn at Trinity. A three-year starter on the men's basketball team, Wolff was named NESCAC Co Player of the Year, ECAC First Team All-New England, and T hird Team All American by Basketball Times.


Trinity Club of Hartford A ward - Kara M. Ryczek cif Longmeadow, Mass. won the most coveted award for a female athlete at Trinity. The winner must be a senior woman of good scholastic standing and with distinction in athletics. She must have shown diligence and conscientiousness in drill, training, discipline, as well as dependability in practice, courtesy, self-control, uprightness, and honor. Ryczek was the captain ofTrinity's ECAC semifinalist basketball teat~'l and was a Third Team Brine/ IWLCA All-Americm last season for the NCAAQuarterfinalist women's lacrosse team. ECAC Student- Athlete Award- Wolff was honored with this award, presented annually to the senior male who is voted the most outstanding in athletics and scholarship . In addition to his basketball accolades, Wolff was named as a GTE First Team College Division Academic All-American, the first Trinity student-athlete ever to be named to this honor. Last year Wolff received the Harron Award, presented to the junior male voted most outstanding in athletics and scholarship. Bob Harron Award Joseph P. DeAngelis of Springfield, Mass. received this

Athletic award recipients, seated, left to right, are: S. Mali Barkman, Heather Champoux, Katherine Altshul, Jan Willard, Susan Taylor, and Kara Ryczek. Standing are: Jim Washburn, Meredith Minerd, President Dobelle, Keith Wolff, and Joseph DeAngelis.

award for his excellence in both athletics and academics . The award is presented annually to the junior male who is voted most outstanding in al:hletics and scholarship. DeAngelis was on the varsity football and track teams at Trinity and, academically, the highest-ranked student in the junior class.

Susan E. Martin Award S. Mali Barkman of Bloomington, Ind, .is the recipient of the Martin Award, presented annually to the senior woman who has combined excellence on the playing fields with excellence in the classroom. Barkman was a member of, and a four-year letter-winner on, the field hockey team and participated in an ECAC championship in 1992 and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1993. Board of Fellows Award Katherine W. Altshul of New Haven, Conn. received this award for the junior womm who is voted most outstand-

ing in athletics and scholarship. Altshul is a member of both the field hockey and women's lacrosse teams at Trinity.

Robert R. Bartlett Awards- Susan B. Taylor of Honolulu, Hawaii, and James H. B. Washburn of Yardley, Penn. are this year's recipients of the Bartlett Award, which annually honors a male and female student who have combined excellence in athletics with devotion to community and/ or campus service. Both Taylor and Washburn are members of the crew team at Trinity. Larry Silver A ward Heather Champoux of Nantucket, Mass . was honored with this award, which goes annually to the student who, by vote of the Athletic Department staff, has contributed most to the Trinity athletic program as a nonplayer. Champoux has served as a student athletic trainer for four years and has been in-

valuable to the Athletic Training staff.

The Trinity Bantam Award- Janet K. Willard of West Hartford, Conn. received the 1996 Bantam A ward for the non-student who has made a distinguished contribution to the Trinity sports program. Willard is the Assistant to the Athletic Director and the person behind the scenes for every schedule, hotel, and bus trip for Trinity athletics. Her countless hours of dedication to Trinity athletics are recognized with this honor. Blanket A wards - Myron Thomas cif Detroit, Mich. and Meredith Minerd of West Newton, Mass. received Blanket A wards for nine varsity letters in three different varsity sports. Thomas won three letters in three sports: football, indoor track and outdoor track. Minerd lettered four times in cross country, three in outdoor track, and two in indoor track.



Jeffrey S. Jacobson '89, Club President

The Trinity Club of Boston filled the months of February and March with a number of exciting events, some old and some new. On February 29, Kevin Smith '87 arranged for the Club to help sponsor a fund raiser at the Black Rose of Excel, "a non-profit corporation established for the social, educational and economic betterment of young individuals and their community." Andre john '86 brought this event to the attention of the Club. The bars of Boston should be lining up to host the next Young Alumni happy hour. Patrick Gingras did a wonderful job of enticing upwards of75 alumni to the Back Bay Brewing Company on February 29 to celebrate Leap Day with a night of music, cocktails and reminiscing about favorite Trinity courses. In March, young alumni were invited to see James Dean and Natalie Wood in the classic flick, Rebel Without a Cause. Recent grads met at the Brew Moon before and after the movie and all who attended had a great time, according to the event's planner, Doug Macdonald '89. The Club introduced itself to squash at the Boston Racquet Club on the stormy night of March 7. Despite the unfriendly weather (a Northeaster was dumping over a foot of snow on the City), 15 alumni turned out to test their varying range of skills against our host, Marc Chabot '85, and each other, in what turned out to be a terrific evening. The

event has been put on the Club's permanent calendar. joe Cataldo '88 enabled over 30 sports fans to watch the Celtics play on March 8. Although the home team is struggling a bit, the evening did enable many alumni to enjoy the brilliant Fleet Center in its first year of existence. For those lamenting a difficult Celtic year, hope springs eternal as the Red Sox season is right around the corner. For its final March event, the Club teamed up with Amherst, Bowdoin, Smith, Middlebury, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Williams to present a College Luncheon Series featuring Dennis McLean, Warbury Professor of International Relations at Simmons College, who spoke at the Union Club on "International Peacekeeping." Thanks to wendy Goldstein '88 for continuing to coordinate these luncheons with the other schools.



Kimber!:; A. Crowley '86, Club Secretary

The Trinity Club of Hartford kicked off the new year with a "Downtown Luncheon'' at the Smith House on January 18. Some 29 alumni and guests attended the event as part of the Club's bimonthly luncheon series. The luncheon featured Trinity Vice President for Enrollment Management Christopher Small who spoke on the College's admission strategy for the 1990s. The highlight of the winter and spring seasons was undoubtedly the Club's annual scholarship fund raiser held on March 21 at the Mather Campus Center. Months of planning by co-chairs Jim

Goodridge '63, Bill LaPorte '55 and Donna Haghighat '89 resulted in a fabulous "Murder Mystery'' night which raised


over $2,000 for the Club's Scholarship Fund. Entitled "Death of a Fund Raiser," the event brought together more than 90 alumni and friends for an evening of murder and mernment. The evening began with a silent auction and wine and cheese reception in Rittenberg Lounge. Attendees were able to bid on scores of items including vacation rentals, bed and breakfast weekends, scuba lessons, lawn care services, gourmet coffees and gift baskets, and Trinity paraphernalia. A few good-natured bidding wars ensued and nearly everyone walked away with a bargain. Many thanks to those alumni, local businesses and Trinity staff who contributed auction items for this worthy cause! Following the auction, guests assembled in the Washington Room where they dined on a buffet supper and watched the murder mystery unfold. A very talented troupe of professional actors - along with some equally-talented Trinity students - presented a story of jealousy, greed and suspense which ended with a mysterious champagne poisoning. The cast mingled with guests to offer clues and all were able to offer their theory as to who the killer might be. Certificates were awarded to those budding Sherlock Holmeses who were able to solve the mystery. Many thanks go out to Jim, Bill and Donna and all those who contributed to making the evening such a great success. Plans are already in the works for next year's event. Hope to see you all there!

Los Apfeles


MichaelS. Gilman '76, Club President

/ On Tuesday, February 13, 55 faithful Trinity alumni, parents and friends had a wonderful evening listening to our excit-

ing new president, Evan Dobelle, and the sweet sounds of the Trinity Pipes. Our event was held in an art gallery at the Pacific Design Center, LA's showcase for the design industry, where huge images of Trinity's Quad, Long Walk and other classic sights were dramatically projected on the walls. We were also treated to the delicious food of the PDC's "Fusion," one of LA's best new restaurants. Special thanks to Andy Wolf '73, President of the PDC, for his ideas and such a wonderful location for our event.

New Hayeq


David R. Lenahan '84, Club President

The harsh winter, along with some ill-fated stars at the Long WharfTheatre (which cancelled the show we were scheduled to attend), put a damper on winter events for the New Haven Club. Neither rain nor snow, though, could stop a great turnout at the New Haven Club's reception for President Evan Do belle in late January. Over 50 alumni and parents met for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres at the Quinnipiack Club and were able to visit casually with President Do belle and hear his views on the future ofTrinity. Since this event took place just after the announcement ofTrinity's major collaborative initiative in the College's neighborhood, many in attendance wanted to hear firsthand Evan's visionary plans. All came away quite impressed by both the scope of . the plan and President Dobelle's obvious personal magnetism, which clearly was the difference in "getting the deal done." Trinity's high profile in both the neighborhood program and the upcoming vice presidential debates left many in New Haven even



more proud of their school. Upcoming events include the annual Ravens professional baseball game at historic and renovated Yale field, a possible Long Wharf event with Al Pacino just before his show goes to Broadway; and the everpopular book awards for local high schools. Book awards are donated by club members and are given to rising seniors at the school of the donor's choice. Anyone wishing information on any of the above events, or the New Haven Club, please call David Lenahan '84 at (203) 421-5112.

New york


Robin E. Halpern '91 & johnS. Dalsheim '87, Club Committee Members


The mirror that is the surface of the Wollman Rink reflected an exuberant and rosy-cheeked entourage in the three spirit of the Trinity, as only three campers shared an unseasonably warm evening of skating. So stark was the contrast when hundreds ofTrinity graduates of the past ten years donned their formal wear for the third annual Alumni Winter Party. If the number of broken glasses is indicative of party greatness, this was one of the greatest. From the finest foods, to the finest single malts and cigars, nary a sign of '90's frugality was apparent, as our graduate Bantams crowed till dawn, actually 4 a.m. Old friends were reunited and brunch plans for the next day were made. Days later ... New York alumni: some still bleary-eyed, welcomed the Freshman President at the annual reception. The normally unflappable New York crowd appeared both intrigued and enthused by the President's commentary. By press-time, the young alumni of New York will have

experienced the era in which they were born, as they will have descended upon the City's fashionable '70's retro-nightspot, Polly Esthers. Stay tuned for our report on the leisure suit luau. Bellbottoms up, till next time.



Steven K Gerber '87, Club President

After digging out from more snow than Philadelphia has ever seen in recorded weather history, more than 30 alumni and Trinity parents were captivated by Professor Drew Hyland's discussion of the Philosophy of Sport on Thursday, March 14 at the Racquet Club in Center City Philadelphia. Coincidentally, that evening Professor Hyland's alma mater, Princeton, upset UClA in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Club Executive Vice President Andy Newcomb '91 organized and hosted the spirited luncheon discussion. On Thursday; March 21 , more than 50 young alumni from Trinity, Amherst, Williams and Wesleyan gathered at Butler's Pub in Chestnut HiJ!. Trinity accounted for the largest group, about 15, raising the question of whether more Trinity alumni live in Philadelphia than do Amherst, Williams or Wesleyan alumni, or whether Trinity alumni feel


more at home in a bar during NCAA March Madness. Club Vice President for Young Alumni Molly Gerber '92 organized the event. This Club Report would not be complete without acknowledging with much appreciation the many years of service rendered to the C lub by outgoing treasurer, Terry Frazier '57 Terry served as club treasurer for more than a decade. Ted Coxe, Jr., Esq. '85 has taken over as the Club Vice President and Treasurer. Ted does not intend to serve for a full decade, so we'll be looking for another volunteer in a few years. If you have an idea for a club event you would like to organize or if you would like to become active in the Trinity Club of Philadelphia, (we'd be happy to give you a title!) please contact us. Call Club President Steven Gerber '87 at the office (215) 665-2088.



Anne P Madarasz '81, Club President

The Trinity Club of Pittsburgh held a luncheon and discussion on March 25 at The Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. Murray A. Vtzrat '57, MD. spoke on "Health Care in Transition: From Fee for Service to Managed Care." In attendance were two other physicians, George Bent '66 and Bill Macaulay '86, who contributed to the spirited discussion. Kudos to Wade Close '55, for organizing this event, one of a series of luncheons that has addressed the topic of health care.

sag p;ess


Carlos A. Richardson, Jr. '43, Club Committee Member

Trinity Club of San Diego participated in the November Phonathon with an average of approximately $1, 100 in pledges per caller.

(Top) The Pipes pose with their La Jolla hosts before departing for Los Angeles. Far left: Beth Longley P'99, who with her husband Carl hosted the men in the group. Standing to her left is Dr. Benito Villanueva P'99, whose wife Maria is shown on the far right. The Villanuevas hosted the women. The students, from left to right, Raymond Jones '98, Laura Sabini '97, Joanna Marsden '95, Joe Tranquillo '97, Molly Goggins '97, Matthew Medeiros '97, Sam Riter '98, Gail Mierzejewski '96, Mark Craig '9B, Carrie Heck '97 and Aaron Kuney '99. (Left)The Pipes perform for alumni and parents in the Feldman Gallery of the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles. (Right) President Dobelle addresses the Los Angeles gathering.


T he annual President's reception was held on February 12 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, thanks to Ed Craig '34, who sponsored us. In a charming meeting room overlooking the Pacific Ocean (with a magnificent sunset), 37 alumni and parents, their spouses and guests, gathered to welcome President Dobelle to the West Coast. Following an excellent video on Trinity, President Dobelle described his plans for Trinity's future and its environs. He provided insights into the projected revitalization of the neighborhood bordering the campus and for the expansion ofTrinity's ac~demic program. He brought forth a renewed feeling of pride in our alma mater. T he evening was elimaxed by entertainment provided by the Pipes, who brought back fond memories of our days 'neath the elms. Recognition should be given to Jim Oliver '6,7, and to newly elected Club President Laura Mann EideLson '88, who made arrangements for the food and other refreshments. Special thanks also to the parents who provided hospitality for the Pipes: Benito and Maria Villanueva and Carl and Beth Longley, both of whom have children in Trinity's Class of 1999. Plans are being made to attend the Laguna Beach living art festival during the summer, and also for the annual "student send-off and croquet tournament" in August.

David C Grant '91, Club President

The Trinity Club of San Francisco welcomed President Evan Dobelle back to his old stomping grounds on February 15 with a reception at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The record gathering was treated to a lively performance by the Trinity Pipes and a "State of the

College" address by President Dobelle. Alumni and parents alike went away impressed with the vision and direction of the College after a night of so~ializing while overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. While President Dobelle was here~ he also hosted a dinner for 100 applicants and their parents at a downtown hotel. The Club's vice president for admissions support, Scott Gerien '90, worked with the Admissions Office to produce this very successful evening, which also included a performance by the Trinity Pipes. Almost 20 young alumni from the Bay Area gathered on March 14 at the Twenty Tank Brewery for an evening of conversation, freshly brewed beer and a personalized tour from "The Master of Brews." While the brewing process in the vast metal tanks proved to be very insightful, the majority of the Trinity grads found the end product to be a bit more desirable. Special thanks to the S.F. Alumni Executive Committee members for their generous


efforts on these very successful events. Also, the cigar smoke is just clearing as Club President Lori Shield '85 and husband joe '85 announced the birth of their first child, Samuel, on March 16, who weighed 8lbs. 8 oz. I figure that makes him Class of2018.

liliigilllllllh IMi1


Elizabeth E Hardman '88, Club Committee Member

DC alumni ~ere active in the museum circuit- On January 27, area alumni gathered to tour the newest art museum in Washington, The Kreeger Museum, located in the home of the late David Lloyd Kreeger, founder of GEICO . His house was designed by famous American architect Philip Johnson and contains Kreeger's personal art collection. On February 10, alums toured the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Later in February, young alumni gathered for happy hour at the Toledo Lounge in Adams Morgan. In March, with alumni from Wesleyan

University, Yale University, and Connecticut College, alumni planned a group outing to the National Hockey League's Hartford Whalers vs. Washington Capitals at the Arena. Chris Brown '90, Media Relations Manager for the Whalers, provided special commentary and pre-game highlights. In April, Emelie East '94, who works for the Senate Appropriations Committee, provided a special tour of the Capitol for her former teacher, Professor Renny Fulco and her freshmen seminar class of 15 students. Another former student of Professor Fulco's, Adam Kriesel '94, gave the group a tour of the White House's west wing where he works for Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. Ahead ... the Trinity Club looks forward to participating in the Ivy Connection with other colleges and universities to raise funds for financial aid. Also, the Trinity Club of Washington made a donation in memory of Belgian student Kelda Spangenberg '96, who died so suddenly this year.


Seth R. Price, Esq. '79

(404) 843-0538


Jeffrey S. Jacobson '89

(617) 241-7971


Jane Melvin Mattoon '84

(312) 472-7311


Gina Zarra Blum '89

(203) 348-8241


Harold Smullen, Jr. '76

(203) 233-4750


MichaelS. Gilman '76

(213) 466-1541


David R. Lenahan '84

(203) 421-4703


Francis A. Pugliese '51

(203) 443-3036


Robin E. Halpern '91

(212) 717-6964


Steven K. Gerber '87

(610) 525-4931


Anne P. Madarasz '81

(412) 362-5947


William M. Pratt II '87

(401) 423-1698


Peter Z . Webster '57

(716) 586-4765


Laura Mann Eidelson '88

(619) 792-7360


Lori Davis Shield '85

(415) 334-7514


Michelle McEttrick '89

(206) 682-6360


Peter H. Kreisel '61

(802) 658-07 16


Elizabeth C. Smith '80

(703) 836-1923



1988 MARK JAMILKOWSKI and Sandra Hind, Sept. 3, 1994 LAURA MANN and Bruce Eidelson, Oct. 22, 1995

ENGAGEMENTS 1983 AMY JO BENNETT and Robert Borst 1984 NANCY KATZ and Paul Aresu LORRAINESAUNDERSand Hank White SHELBY TUPPER and Erich Moser 1987 JOHN DECESARE and Nadine Dolinich 1988 LISA ALVAREZ-CALDERON and Kevin Cox 1991 ANDREW HALPERN and Elizabeth Edmiston MAHLON STEWART and Pauline Frommer



WEDDINGS 1981 ANN ELLINGHAUS and Christopher Hackett, Sept. 9, 1995 1983 PETER O'BRIEN and Donna Koblick, May 14, 1995 1984 LAURA DYSON and John Evancho, May 26, 1996 JIM NEILSEN and Deborah Lieberman, Sept. 23, 1995 1985 EVELYN NOONAN and Roger Brisson, Oct. 7, 1995 1986 JAY WHITMORE and Valerie Turnbull, July 15, 1995

1989 VICTORIA FULLER and Jack Card, Aug. 26, 1995 EDITH SILVER and Breaux Walker, Sept. 2 and 23, 1995 1990 JASON FARRAR and EVA JEANETTE, Dec. 30, 1995 GERALDINE MUNSAYAC and DAVID WEINSTEIN, April 22, 1995 BRIAN NUSOM and Marjorie Langdon, Oct. 14, 1995 LAUREN VADNAIS and Martin Malicki, Oct. 8, 1995 1990.1991 THOMAS BATES and CAROLINE STETSON, June 1995 ELIZABETH HINES and CHANDLER BIGELOW, Jan. 6, 1996 1991

CAREY HALSTED and Robert MacArthur, Nov. 4, 1995 MELANIE POWER and Michael McLaughlin, Oct. 7, 1995 1993 ERIKA ARONSON and Adam Stern, Oct, 7, 1995

BIRTHS 1974 CHARLES and Karen SHREVE, daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, Nov. 20, 1995 1975 John and MARLENE CONNOR LYNCH, son, Reginald Joseph Connor Lynch, Nov. 30, 1994 1978 Eric and DIANE HARRIS MOORE, daughter, Ariana Nicole, March 5, 1995 1979 Andrew and BARBARA GROSSMAN CLEARFIELD, twin daughter and son, Madeleine and Leon, May 1995 Nick and LAURA MCCANLESS GAKOS, daughter, Cassandra Lynn, July 21, 1995 NICK and Aynslie HANNA, daughter, Maya Rory Hanna, Nov. 6, 1995 CHRISTOPHER and Gina Montini MOSCA, daughter, Carlene Nicole, July 3, 1995


1979-1980 DAVID and NINA MCNEELY DIEFENBACH, son, Paul David, Oct. 26, 1995 KENNETH and KATHERINE HESS FRIEDMAN, son, Steven Marcus, Oct. 16, 1995 1979-1983 KENNETH and TERESA KUCIK WOODARD, son, Luke David, Aug. 4, 1995 1980 Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH ADAJIAN, son, Daniel, Jan . 31, 1995 ROBERT and Caroline SHAW, daughter, Caroline Greenwood, Oct. 29, 1995 1982 MICHAEL and Betsy MERIN, daugh ter, Katherine Elizabeth, July 22, 1995 1983 Kenneth and KERYN GROHS LANE, daughter, Kelsey Erin, Jan. 2, 1995 Tony and LOIS RUDERMAN LAZAR, son, Alexander Yo len, April4, 1995 DAVE and Laura NAGLE, daughter, Emily Elizabeth, May 3, 1996 ANGELOS and Denise ORFANOS, son, Andrew Peter, May 23, 1995 Miguel and WENDY FARNHAM SCHON, son, Leland Alexander, July 1, 1995 ALFRED and Leslie STRICKLER, daughter, Olivia Hogan, Oct. 24, 1995 BRUCE and Bernadette ZAWOD路 NIAK, daughter, Adrianna Krista, March 7, 1995 WILLIAM and Kristin ZIDELIS, daughter, Micaela Ann, March 6, 1995 1984 JAMES and Kathleen KIRBY, daughter, Meaghan Caiclyn, July 10, 1995 Ken and LEA BEARD SPRUANCE, daughter, Peyton Halsey, Oct. 21 , 1995 Robert and BEVERLY RAVALESE YIRIGIAN, daughter, Rachel Marie, Nov. 29, 1995

1985 REX, JR. And SUZANNE RITTENBERG DYER, son, Graham Bernard, Jan. 12, 1996 Mr. and Mrs. PATRICK FINN, son, Kevin Patrick, Aug. 1, 1995 David and ANN PROCTOR O'KEEFFE, son, Colin Paine, July 12, 1995 JOE and LORI DAVIS SHIELD, son, Samuel Philip ("Sam"), March 16, 1996 William and CRISS LEYDECKER TROAST, son, Conrad William, June 13, 1995 1986 Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM PFOHL, son, Nathanael, Nov. 21, 1995 Woody and JENNIFER HARDMAN. TURNER, daughter, Madeleine Lanier, July 9, 1995 1987 STEVE and Sue Ellen GERBER, daughter, Meghan Ellen, Sept. 29, 1995 Phil and MARION HAMBLETT HEUBNER, son, Kyle Elliott, Feb. 8, 1995 JOHN SELF and CARY LYFORD, son, Kellen Charlton, Sept. 20, 1995 Christian Wihtol andJODY ROLNICK, son, Gabriel Max, June 26, 1995 1988 Kevin and EMMY DOUGLIS WHOOLEY, son, Sean Patrick, Sept. 27, 1995 1989 Jeffrey and SARA P. MOGER, son, Alexander, May 1995 1990 Victor and LISA MATIAS SERRAMBANA, daughter, Alyssa Ciera, May 4, 1995 Bartholomew and COURTNEY CIMILLUCA ZANELLI, son, Bartholomew Thomas III, Sept. 26, 1995

1984-1986 SCOTT CRAVEN JONES and MARIA MAGNONE-JONES, daughter, Gabriella Magnone Jones, Feb. 1i, 1995


Bob K'hoo 69

Q~ ~


Received a lovely letter about JOE's death from Ann FONTANA (see In Memory). She sends her best regards to the Class. YOUR SCRIBE and wife, Lillian, spent the winter in Florida. No other news from our classmates. Julius Smith, D.M.D. 142 Mohawk Dr. West Hartford, Conn. 06117


JACK MAHER sends news from his retirement condo in Gladwyne, Pa. near Philadelphia (Dorothy terms it "heaven's waiting room''). He and Dorothy are well. Jack regrets not making our 60th Reunion last June and plans to attend the next one in 2000. Jack (vice president, Penn RR, retired) has recently given up both golf and br~dge because of high handicaps. It IS observed however that his mind still operates at high RPM. JACK ZIETLOW, a Trinity devotee, is enjoying the spring in Oak Bluffs, Mass. He is busy refurbish,ing his house, serving as master of the local grange, and working with amateur radio. His radio group has recently been assisting NOM wi0 on-site observations to back up therr weather radar observations. He also is a volunteer for the Red Cross for emergency service. Jack's wife broke a leg about a month ago and will be admitted to the Episcopal Nursing Home for recuperation. Jack's comment on the grange is that "it is a fine organization that suffers from in-common context being identified only with the eclat of farmers." (Figure that one out, please.) He plans a return to Trinity for the next Reunion. Classmate CURT JUNKER passed away this year. It was mentioned in his memorial service in the Chapel that he had for some years been active in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Chaplain's Corps. As many of you know, having heard from him recently, GEORGE DICKERSON is also our Class Agent. He lives either in Florida, Texas or Rhode Island. YOUR SECRETARY also attended the June Reunion. He still lives in La Jolla, Calif., an outpost of San Diego. Recently he had to give up tennis and is reverting to golf as a less demanding pastime. The Trinity Club of San Diego held a fine meeting recently in our local Beach & Tennis Club feat ur-

ing an outstanding talk by our prexy, supported by the Pipes. DR. ART HAZENBUSH spends the winter on an island in Stuart, Fla., overlooking the Atlantic. He puts this view to use by surf fishing! He and Mary enjoy good health and cruising: have used the floating hotel to see countries around the China Sea and the Mediterranean and look forward to doing the Caribbean. They return to Kingston, N.Y. each summer. DR. CLARENCE DERRICK is computer literate. He used his PC to send a note to the Class Secretary by e-mail! However, he carefully used "snail mail" (USPS) as a backup. He also finds this machine useful in his research of 19th-century fam ily history and medical catastrophes of the past, and uses e-mail to communicate with tl1e College and his family. He writes that "those of us who suffer the aches and pains that the flesh is heir to can find the Internet an antidote of senility." The REV ART WARD and wife, Ruth, are enjoying good health and living in a retirement community in Portland afrer 37 years of pastoral duty in Hawaii. He is still busy with volunteer work and as associate rector at St. Paul's Church in Oregon City. They have participated in several Elderhostel programs locally and on the East Coast. TONY CACASE, retired educator, summers in Connecticut and winters in Florida. Last October he arrived in Fort Walton Beach, anticipating a pleasant season, when Hurricane Opal hit his beachfront with a 15-foot surge, completely destroying his apartment. Afrer about 16 weeks of reconstruction, he returned to find that his island of Okalosa was far from the beautiful area it was prior to Opal. He looks forward to return ing to the summer home in Old Saybrook. RALPH SLATER and Silvia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in a retirement community in Palm Harbor, Fla. She remembers his proposal long ago at a party in the Sigma Nu house. Ralph states that their major pastime is golf. From Pleasant Hill in West Hartford, TOM SISBOWER says hello to all his classmates. Although suffenng With dysrhythmia, he writes with a firm hand and has many happy memories of our days m Northam Towers (with all those narrow stairs?). DR. MILTON FLEISCH, who refers to himself as a "voice from the distant past," is also settled in


West Hartford. He was a fellow and member of rhe faculty at]ohns Hopkins Hospital before practicing as a pediatrician for more than 40 years. Married to M ayrose for 50 years and with four sons, he sees classmate and close friend, SAM PARSONS, who is doing okay. Ruth, wife for 54 years of CLYDE SALMONS, writes rhar he had many interesting duty stations both here and abroad in the armed forces. He reti red as Major in rhe early '60s and took up photography and sailing. They had 20 years of sailing experience in the sloughs, rivers and bay of the California Delta in rheir 30-foot boat. Unfortunately, Clyde is suffering from Parkinson's disease and could not write personally. BOB RODNEY writes from his "neck of rhe woods" out in Billings, Mont. rhat, having published four books on Mark Twain, he is working on "A Reference Guide ro the World's Outstanding Writers." The typewriter is a good avocation for cold winter months, of which Montana has plenty. Meanwhile, he monitors the progress of four grandchildren, all of whom attended Trinity, as well as his son. He has been in touch with Jack Zietlow, but distance prevents his finding other classmates. Montana is actually on the map and has a thriving civilization, but travelers rend to overfly iron their way to the warmer climes of California and Hawaii. He has found only four fellow alumni in rhe mountain region in the past 25 years. Many more would be welcome to discover our "last best place!" He intends, as do Jack Maher and Jack Zietlow, to attend our 65th Reunion in 2001. As you know, LUKE KELLAM's obituary appeared in the February issue of the Reporter. Luke was a most prominent member of our class when one considers personality and athleticism. He was my teammate 'for four years of footbal l, the last year being an undefeated team, and also in track. He was the captain of rhe '35 team. During World War II, Luke was a Navy pilot. I remember our conversation ar the 30th Reunion when he told me of his efforts to build a business afrer the war. Obviously he succeeded, because for some years he was the chairman of rhe board of rhe Kellam Distributing Co. of Belle Haven, Va. We did not meet ofren, being coasts apart, but old memories endure and Luke is a very big man in them. R. Pearce Alexander 2775 Inverness Dr. La Jolla, Calif. 92037

Class Agents: George V. Dickerson John E Zietlow, Jr.

I expect that the Alumni Reunion Weekend will have passed before these notes will have been published. Nevertheless, I want to say that HARRY DAVIS of Scottsdale, Ariz. and BOB MCKEE of Monterey, Calif. had been planning to get together on a trip to Hartford for our 60th, bur Harry's health has deteriorated to the point that he was not able ro do so. We will have missed Harry. I roomed with him for rwo weeks of my senior year, until the unexpected death of my father, after which I returned home-in Hartford-to be rhe man-in-the-house for my mother. So sorry to hear that Harry is not doing better. Bob has retired from active real estate except for consultation requested by past clients, and is living in an office-apartment in a resort community of "active retired people" in Monterey. The building is "sound proof and allows me to play... the piano music of Bach, Brahms, Franck and those guys." But, in January, Bob reported that he had developed some arthritis in one hand and did nor know how much that would interfere with his favorite hobby. SHERRY RAYMOND has reported th at he and Grace spent Christmas witl1 their daughter in Bethel, Conn. and afrerwards visited a retirement community in Farmington, and have decided to move there, afrer selling their home on Cape Cod. Sherry says that "at our age we should be closer to our children, all of whom live within 45 minutes of Farmington." Maybe our most active alumnus LOUIS STEIN . If tennis playing IS a measure of a man's activity, he Is. He reported winning rwo dou?les tournaments while wintering m Flonda. Also, he and Rita celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with 52 guests at Sarasota Country Club. To quote Lou: "I spoke on the phone to BERT SCULL, who lives in Sarasota, and ADOLPH HOEHLING, who lives in Englewood, about 16 miles south of Sarasota, hoping we could get together, but have not been able ro arrange it." Lou speaks of wintering in Florida for 19 years, so m aybe he will succeed in the future. JACK HANNA, past Secretary and Class Agent, is also one of our




vigorous classmates. He tells me that he walks three to four miles a day, jogging some of it, and does his own snow blowing and mowing. I can still do the latter two things myself, as the handles of the equipment are the means of keeping me upright. Otherwise, I wobble and need a cane sometimes. I should have mentioned earlier the passing of DR. SAL PIACENTE. I expect you will have read of that sad event elsewhere in the Reporter (see In Memory). Sal was the valedictorian of our Class, and has been a highly regarded member of the medical profession in the Hartford area for many years. Robert M . Christensen 66 Centerwood Rd. Newington, Conn. 06111 Class Agent: Sherwood H. Raymond


A note arrived from Marjorie McNulty with news of BARD MCNULTY. Bard retired in 1984 as a member and former chairman of the English department at Trinity, and has continued to be very active in lecturing and writing. H e has authored or co-authored four books in this retirement period and has taught classes at the University of Hartford's Presidents' College. He is very active in historical and preservation groups, and for nine years was p,resident of the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, which owns and opens historic houses to the public. You may have noted in previous issues of the Reporter that Bard has lectured on the interpretation and iconography of the Bayeux Tapestry, not only in this country but also in England, France and Italy. In 1993 he appeared in a BBC documentary on the Bayeux Tapestry that was filmed in France and England. James M.E Weir 27 Brook Rd. Woodbridge, Conn. 06525 Class Agent: Lewis M. Walker

As we of the 1939 era approach 57 years out in the real world, the importance of keeping in touch with each other has receded into the category of "good idea - must do that some day." Judging by the lack of information received in the alumni office, there has been no

news worthy of time and a 32-cent stamp. And nothing has come directly to Your Secretary's desk, possibly because a previous Reporter gave my old address before moving to Florida and you know the USPS. I include myself among the apathetic, making only occasional attempts to reach you. The past Christmas season did provide a reasonable excuse and some sporadic success can be reported. As a result of a Dottie PICKLES note and the fact that both of us have daughters living in Redondo Beach, Calif and both would be in sunny California for the Christmas holidays, Dottie and two Martins were able to have a delightful lunch on the shore of the Pacific just before Christmas. She wants to be remembered to all of BILI.:s classmates. In a brief telephone contact (also in California), HANK HAYDEN reports being well and active in Claremont. And on the other coast we all appreciate that MIKE BASSFORD has also been pursuing us diligently. For what it's worth: I can also be contacted via America Online at "svmilmar". Funny name, but Martin apparently was too popular. We have found e-mail to be very convenient for certain correspondence, especially when immediate written answers are needed. Sherwood V. Martin 4461 Stack Blvd., #E230 Melbourne, Fla. 32901 svmilmar Class Agent: EthanE Bassford

First a reminder of the sad news called in by phone of the sudden death of QUENTIN GALLAGHER (see In Memory). My only news which I want to send in now before a rare winter holiday in Florida is that I had a chance to talk with OTTO DUNNBIER who is retired and living in Farmington, Conn. In the summertime he is very active in a lawn bowling club in West Hartford and was the si ngles' champion this year. He and his wife, Mollie, are excited about their first grandchild, Hannah, born Oct. 3, 1995. The new grandparents were heading for Marco Island, Fla. where they play tennis with a number of good friends. The alumni office has learned that the Canterbury Chorale Society, for which CHARLES DODSLEY WALKER is founder


and conductor, performed Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor in March, and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in May. Clarence B. Grandahl 87 Frederick St. Newington, Conn. 06111 C lass Agent: Stephen M. Riley, Esq.

Once again, YOUR SECRETARY, due to lack of competition, was 1941's unofficial representative at the inauguration of a Trinity president. It was a lovely autumn day, and President Dobelle's address was full of hope for Trinity and for its role in the life of Hartford. My September report seemed to add a new member to our Class, since the item on MOE BORSTEIN gave his name as "Bornstein." As I told Moe, the name was "Borstein" when I sent in my copy, but a funny thin g happened on the way to the printers. (Editor's note: we regret the error.) The Aetna retiree's bulletin said about DICK BARNES: "Dick and his wife of 51 years keep busy. H e plays golf three times a week. T hey plan to be in Hartford next June for Dick's 55th reunion at Trinity College." Belated congratulations to Dick and Anne on their Golden 50th. In a story about resolving the mystery behind a gravesrone in a Granby cemetery, it was noted that "Historical Society researcher SETH HOLCOMBE" delved into the 1859 files of The Hartford Courant to come up with the forgotten history of the scone. The news of JACK FITZGERALD's death (see In Memory) brought back memories of the days, long ago, when I would occasionally meet him making his rounds as a business writer for The Courant before he left for the greener pastures of Fairfield County. The Class's sympathy goes out to his widow, Mary. ' Our sympathy also goes to MARTY D ESMOND on the loss of his wife, Louise, who died D ec. 6. Frank A. Kelly, Jr. 21 Forest Dr. Newington, Conn. 06111 Class Agent: Donald J. Day

As might be expected, our Class Notes these. days are apt to be sad.

We have lost MATT BIRMINGHAM, who passed away Oct. 22 as you read in the necrology of the last issue of the Reporter. I received word of his death from his close friend and fraternity brother, CHARLIE JOHNSON. I asked Charlie to write a few words about Matt and this is what he wrote, " .. .our classmate, BOB SIMPSON, wrote, 'there's a time to go for all of us-but I somehow felt that Matt would hear the call bur plead prior commitments.' "H e did have a powerful will but I think the manner of his death, swift and painless, was what he ordered, and living to an old age, was not. H e told me about a year ago or so, 'The only guy who wants to live ro 90 is a guy who's 89."' My own best recollection of Matt is of him on the freshman track team, rather wild-haired and devil-may-care, performing in an appropriate event, throwing the javelin; slings and arrows were something of a lifetime trademark. Charlie and NED MAXWELL, among his classmates, attended the funeral. Matt was one year named the outstanding achiever of his class, always gave generously and has been followed at Trinity by son and grandson and several other relatives. I chatted with Class President MARTY WOOD, who is still acting as Class Agent-will someone please step forward and help? We both agreed that President Dobelle's initiatives in behalf of Trinity's role in the revitalization of Hartford were breathtaking. My longest conversation was with MIKE ZACCARIA, now of San Antonio, along with GEORGE ADAMS, KEN ALBRECHT and JACK PAYNE, 1942's Texas contingent. San Anronio has been a glamorous example of the rebirth 路of America's central cities, and Mike has been a part of its renaissance. H e is currently chairman of a large-scale condominium development, is involved in the creation of an entertainment center located around the local Amtrak station and was recen tly the sponsor of a Black repertory theater, Cameo. He's had a long academic career in psychology, stretching from our own Trinity, to Trinity University in Texas, to the University ofTexas. H e's been in touch with the REV. HENRY GETZ, who once did an invocation for him. Obviously retirement is not on his mind. Our H artford stringer, FOSTER RHINES, has been lolling in Sarasota this winter but at least had time for lunch with retired DR. WALLY ANDERSON.


Charlie Johnson continues his Civil War researches, writing: ''A major project has been to establish that BRIG. GEN. STRONG VINCENT, Class of 1858, deserves the major credit for the defense of Little Round at Gettysburg, thus helping to turn the tide of the battle that turned the tide of the war." Spoke with retired dental surgeon, ED BRAINERD, now retired to Florida after having practiced for years in Willimantic, Conn. Ed is a very supportive alumnus who survived a crash course in Trinity's formidable chemistry program before getting his final degree at Tufts School of Dentistry. Ed remembers his campus associations with West Hartford neighbor, JACK CAREY, and Loomis pre-schoolmates, JACK BARBER and DICK BESTOR. Finally, a tribute to one of the great, formative professors of our college years, W illiam Aydelotte, who passed away at 85 after a long career, subsequent to Trinity, at the University of Iowa. He was teaching us British history in that momentous fall of 1939 when Hitler turned the world upside down. He taught us how much we owed to England for our democratic institutions, so that whatever Roosevelt did was not only expected but obligated. Give me a ring or drop me a note; your classmates want to hear from you. I can't wait until we have Internet. Joseph]. Bonsignor~ 9105 Santayana Dr. Fairfax, Va. 22031 Class Agent: Martin D. Wood

JARVIS BROWN, who was an active campus undergraduate dur-' ing his years at Trinity, having captained the soccer team, pole-vaulted in track, covered sports for the Tripod, served as treasurer of the College Senate and secretary of our C lass, now concentrates most of his boundless energy towards the improvement of urban public education in 路nearby Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Jarvis is a retired minister of the United Methodist Church. Quoted here are portions of a letter he wrote recently to Trinity College President Evan Dobelle urging volunteer help from students and faculty for Hartford's public schools. Jarvis suggests the educational need of Hartford's school children is representative of

that which exists in many, if not all, public school districts in urban centers nationwide. Hartford recently terminated its contract with a private educational corporation, Education Alternatives, Inc., brought in to operate and raise the quality of education in Hartford's public schools. Quoting excerpts from Jarvis' letter: "The reason I am writing now is to discuss the Hartford school situation and Trinity's involvement and request the nan1e of someone I can contact at Trinity about this. I am gathering data I might use as I confer with leaders in my United Methodist denomination. I am in touch with some bishops of our United Methodist Church which has some 30,000 churches and more than eight million members. I want to encourage Methodist partnership with the public school system whenever possible, as a conscious program in om churches nationwide. I note that hiring EAI was an historic attempt. Hartford is tl1e only city in me country where a private company tried to manage an entire school system. As you know, EAI didn't do well in Baltimore either and is going to try again in Washington, D.C., New York and New Jersey. EAI surely tried. The experiment was watched nationally by educators hoping for a solution to the crisis in urban schools. The [Hartford] Courant blamed (1) me city officials who couldn't stand me thought of yielding any turf to a profit making management company; (2) a minority of board members whose major contribution was to oppose EAI, and (3) the stridently anti-reform teachers' unions ... As you know, Hartford's public schools have serious problems arising out of the City's small geographic area surrounded by heavily populated 'bedroom' towns to which me middle class fled as the core city filled up wiili me migrating poor, attracted by the City's benefits. I suppose mat Hartford's public educational problems are worsened by large one-parent welfare nourished minorities, assuming things mere are like what's happening here. Hartford officialdom isn't going to solve its problems alone. It needs someiliing very special which I, would think Trinity can provide. IfTrinity can marshal faculty and students and oilier resources to solve the Hartford school problem, it would be truly a city and college built on a hill to give light to me whole country, the way Connecticut's Fundamental Orders lighted the way for me world. I pray mat my college, your college, can do something great. Every big city should be inspired by what Trinity does. I look forward to


hearing what plans and current activities there are so I can share iliem locally and with oiliers." For those who wish to communicate with Jarvis concerning the matters outlined above, his address is: 217 North Concord Ave., Fullerton, CA 9263 1-42 17. PETE PETERSON, one of'43's perennial dean's list members and holder of one of its few coveted Phi Beta Kappa keys, writes: "For the record, after my career at the Hartford Times (and three other metropolitan dailies) , I went to Central Connecticut State College to become the publications director there. Subsequently it became a university in 1983. There I put out the college/university catalogs, all manner of departmental brochures, a campus newsletter to counter the student newspaper. At the same time, working in me Public Affairs office, as I was, I also wrote stories for the Connecticut dailies. The first seven years at CCSU, I also "moonlighted" at the Hartford Times, going there nightly and Saturday mornings. In doing so, I'd bring in campus stories to me Times which would appear the next day in the New Britain edition. When I was a junior and senior at Trinity, I was a correspondent to tl1e Hartford Times. Many a morning, Prexy Ogilby would hail me from his office window and call me in to give me a story for the Times. The sojourn at CCSU lasted 20 and one-half years. I retired from there in August 1988. AL BURFEIND '64, who works at Trinity now in the library, was an associate at me Times. I met him at the Hartford Rotary Club meeting held at the Hartford Club during which our new president held forth as the speaker." YOUR SECRETARY and his wife, Elaine, are the proud grandparents of a baby girl, Katherine McFadden, daughter of son, Andrew (Ohio Wesleyan graduate) and his wife, Terri. We have been blessed with two other sons, JOHN (Trinity Class of '70) and Philip (Fairfield University graduate) and two daughters, Diane (University of Connecticut graduate) and LISA (Trinity Class of '78). The grandchildren now number 11 , 10 girls and one boy. While I have your attention, my request is that you send news of yoursel拢 Your classmates are interested. John L. Bonee, Esq. Kenyon, Bonee & Greenspan One State St. Hartford, Conn. 06103 Class Agent: Carlos A. Richardson, Jr.

Trinity College suffered a great loss late last year wiili the deaili of GEORGE BRINTON COOPER H'83, Northam Professor of History Emeritus. Professor George succumbed to cancer at age 79. A memorial service for Professor George was held at St. Cailierine of Siena Church in West Simsbury, Conn. George, as we of the Class of' 44 called him (since he was scarcely older than members of our class aliliough he already held his doctorate), was especially dear to us. He made an inspiring speech at our 40th Reunion tlut was a key factor in getting us going toward our record-setting 50th Reunion Class Gift. We made him an honorary member of the Class of' 44 at that 50th Reunion, at which he also gave the principal address. George followed anomer old Trinity tradition, adding public service to his distinguished writing and teaching career. He served for six years on the H artford Board of Education. (An earlier Trinity president, Flavel S. Luilier, had served in the Connecticut State Senate.) During World War II, George took a leave of absence from Trinity to serve with the State Department and U.S. Naval Intelligence. Trinity College awarded George an honorary doctorate in 1983, a rare honor for a member of its own faculty. He ranked in the top tier of the great teachers at Trinity- a college noted for its great teachers. We all miss him greatly. For the second straight year, ADRIAN REYES '98 of Bridgeport, Conn. is the recipient of the T'44 Memorial Scholarship, which was the centerpiece of our 50th Reunion Class Gift. We wish him me best in his studies at Trinity. Our scholarship is unique in that it is especially aimed toward talented students coming from an extended family which had never previously sent a boy or girl to college before. C. JARVIS HARRIMAN continues his "retirement" career by working on another book. Lately, he has been traveling around the country promoting his first book,

The Man From The Hills: a biography ofLeland D. Case (Westerners International, 1994, Oklmoma City). Day Ely Ravenscroft read it and has hired Jarvis to write "the story of her parents, Jack and Connie Ely, whose lives were a fascinating part of the 20th Century," Jarvis writes.




• He and his wife, Nancy, have traveled all over America doing research on the Ely volume, while also visiting their own kinfolk. They drove to Palo Alto for Nancy's own 50th reunion at Stanford University. They stayed there with Nancy's brother and his wife, Ken and Carolyn Dole. Jarvis closes on a philosophical note, "What would we be feeling these days," he asks, "if we had grandchildren in the U.S. Military? We served gladly in our time - a very different time. We pray for wisdom in our leaders - we pray for our leaders!" Amen. EDMOND KELLY, who had a distinguished athletic career himself at Trinity, notes that his grandson, John Kelly, is pitching this year for a New York Mets farm club. Ed believes he will start the season in Double-A ball, rwo steps below the major leagues. John was a pitching star for the University of Connecticut. DONALD PAINE just returned from a convention of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) . He also attended a Navy reunion in Cincinnati in 1995, and plans to go to another Navy reunion this year. MELV1N RUTT remains physically active while playing in a senior men's softball league in the Baltimore-Washington area. He notes, by the way, that we shouldn't expect to see baseball's Baltimore Orioles or football's Washington Redskins play at home by simply showing up at the ticket gate on game day. "The big corporations have bought up all the tickets," he says. IfYOUR SECRETARY may put on his Class Agent's cap and send you a message from himself and coagents DR. HARRY GOSSLING (who is also Class President) and MERRITT JOHNQUEST .. : Please make sure to contribute before June 30 to the Alumni Fund annual giving. The big corporations and foundations base their own giving on the percentage of alumni who participate in their colleges' fund raising. The "heavy hitters"' thinking is that if the alumni are lax in giving to their college, why should they be generous? Please mail to Trinity what you can, but do send it, please. Thank you. You're a great bunch of guys. Trinity's current $ 100 million capital campaign (which already has passed $51 million) is counting on all of you. And keep writing. This Trinity notes colunm wants and needs your input. All the best to you and your famil ies.

Elliott K. Stein 215 Gibbs Ave. Newport, R.I. 02840-2816 Class Agents: Harry R. Gossling, M.D. Merritt Johnquest Elliott K. Stein

BOB ROSENBERG '47 writes that he regrets not being able to attend our 50th Reunion. He had been planning to come but finds that he will be grading final exams that weekend. When he retired after 35 years at Lawrence, he found a one-year, part-time appointment at Northwestern. He is now in the fifth year of that one-year appointment! He teaches one course in the spring quarter and the final exam is on Friday of Reunion weekend. He sends greetings to "all those classmates who know me." The alwnn i office has learned that PAUL KINCADE '46 has been nominated to the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame. Mark W. Levy, Esq. 240 North Quaker Ln. West Hartford, Conn. 06119 Class Agents: Andrew W. Milligan Siegbert Kaufmann David}. Kazarian, Esq. Irving J. Poliner, M.D.


JOHN FANDELs new book,

The Eighth Morning/On Poetry and Prayer, has been published. It may be ordered from Forward Movement Publications, 412 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. The October 9-15, 1995 edition of Amusement Business contains an article describing the career of KEN WYNNE, which says he has followed a "circuitous route before finding a home in the entertainment business." Ken currently resides in Vero Beach, Fla. where he operates a family entertainment center called Palm Bay Greens in nearby Palm Bay. The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles 573 Dolores St. San Francisco, Calif. 94110 Class Agent: Donald J. O'Hare


The Class of 1949 had a mini reunion at Homecoming in November. Enjoying the luncheon,


football game, and president's reception were RON and Nancy URQUHART, GEORGE and Lucy SIMONIAN (George missed Homecoming at Chelmsford High School where a stadium has been nan1ed after him), BOB and Eva BOWDEN (just back from a trip to Germany), YOUR CORRESPONDENT and his wife, Mac, and once again, the man who always comes the farthest, DAVE MCGAW, from Seattle, Wash. William Wilson 43 Spring Glen Dr. Granby, Conn. 06035 Class Agent: John E Phelan


An article in the October 1995 issue of American Metal Market traced RALPH KESTENBAUM's successful career from his graduacion from Trinity to joint managing director of Gerald Ltd. and chairman of Gerald Metals in Switzerland. He is vice chairman of the London Metal Exchange. USAir Magazine recently feacured EDWARD ALBEE discussing his Pulitzer-winning play, "Three Tall Women." Robert Tansill 270 White Oak Ridge Rd. Short Hills, N.J. 07078 Class Agents: Robert M. Blwn, Esq. John G. Grill, Jr. Harry K. Knapp

El JOHN MCGAW and his brother, DAVE '49, flew East for last fall's Homecoming and stayed with NORM WACK. John writes that he plans to attend the upcoming 45th Reunion and reports the arrival of his fourth grandchild "which makes the score," he explains proudly, "four girls and one boy." Go figure.' Meanwhile, IRV HAMILTON has been almost ridiculously busy. After retiring as a high muckamuck in the banking business, he returned to a previous career, teaching history at High Point University, while simultaneously working with entrepreneurs and government officials from Eastern Europe and Africa who are over here studying our market economy. JIM DE KAY's most recent book, Chronicles ofthe Frigate Macedonian, the product of four years unceasing toil, was universally

hailed in rave reviews last fall in the

New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, etc., and immediately disappeared over the horiwn never to be seen again. T he hapless author has been seen standing in dark corners mwnbling to himself about the fickleness of fate ever since. James T De Kay 7 School St. Stonington, Conn. 06378 Class Agents: Timothy R. Cutting David E Edwards

ID By the time you read this report the grass will be green and the flowers our. What a relief after what seems like a month of snow storms! (February) Once again our mailbox has been next to empty. We have heard though, that "MIKE" MORPHY has been elected to the board of directors of Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines, Inc. Congratulations, Mike! As for the rest of the Class, keep the news flowing! Don Read 116 Sheephill Rd. Riverside, Conn. 06878 Class Agent: T Gerald Dyar


BOULDIN BURBANK writes that the youngest of his six children is a member ofTrinity's Class of 1999. The other alwns are CHARLOTTE '84, DOUGLAS '85, and TIMOTHY '87. This June, Bo is leaving the "world of education" after 38 years in that field. He plans to pursue a part-time career in the art wo rld. He and his wife are leaving Pennsylvania and moving to Marion, Mass. They see JOHN HODGE and his wife frequently. John has recently retired to South Carolina. E. Wade Close 622 West Waldheim Rd. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15215 Class Agents: Robert I. Hodes, Esq. Joseph S. Michelson

I had the pleasure of talking with many classmates and gathering material for Class Notes, in the course of planning for our 40th


Reunion Qune 6 through June 9). I hope as many of you as can, will turn up for that wonderful weekend. DAVE RENKERT hopes to make it back for our Reunion, even though it coincides with his prep school reunion at Gunnery. I talked to him just after Christmas and he was fresh from the Bahamas, where he had taken his children for the holidays. Poor weather didn't dampen his pleasure. He also told me of a fishing trip with his brother, Steve, last summer to Alaska to fish for salmon and trout and keep away from the grizzlies. BEAU C OURSEN also plans to attend. He is excited about having started what will be his third career: first was as an Air Force officer until pension, then some years with Digital Equipment, and finally, now, his own software company. His tl1ree children are all married and one has made him a grandfather. Beau lives in Massachusetts and his daughter, KIM '88, will soon make him a grandfather agam. DAVE TAYLOR will attend, coming all the way from Hawaii. He has retired from a banking career, but continues active as a freelance writer publishing a newsletter for the Hawaii Insurance Council. He has four children, one at Brown University, one at Trinity (Class of'96), one working in San Francisco and one in New York working at the Museum ofNarural History. GEORGE BERG ERMAN will attend, having been unable to come last time due to the illness (and ultimate passing in 1993) of his wife. He, roo, has been ill, but he is now fully recovered and looking forward to introducing us all to his fiancee. He and his new wife will live in Piermont, a lovely and interesting town on the Hudson. We all wish both of them well and look forward to meeting the new Mrs. Bergerman. HENRY ZACHS, who will most certainly be attending our Reunion, was recently interviewed in The Hartford Courant about the possibility of his company, The Message Center, moving out of Hartford. He recently sold the paging company to Airtouch Communications, a Californiabased communications giant. Henry is a loyal native of Hartford and will retain his other business in the city even though he recently bought a small Massachusetts company that will get him into another area, on-line communications. Henry, by the way, sponsored the re-manufacture of the '56 neckties,


which were sent to all the members of our Class last February. The alumni office has received information about the death in 1994 of DONALD BURR (see In Memory). We extend belated condolences to his family and friends. Finally, by the time this newsierter is published, my wife and I will have married off our only child, daughter Laura. She will marry a clever and interesting young man, Robert White, who grew up in my hometown outside Chicago and even attended my high school. He's got to be good. Bruce N. Macdonald 1116 Weed St. New Canaan, CT 06840 Class Agents: Peter C. Luquer Gerald E. Pauley, Jr. Henry M. Zachs

of activity investments is related to AIDS/HIV research. PETER FISH has made a career as a forest ranger in the Adirondacks wilderness. He and his wife enjoyed a hiking holiday in Scotland last summer. YOUR SECRETARY gave a leeture sponsored by the Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culrure as part of a series of events this year to celebrate the 25th anniversaty of our Rome program. The lecture on "Where Have All the Fascists Gone? Fascism and the New Right in Italy'' was one of several on recent political changes in Italy. The Rt. Rev. Borden W. Painter, Jr. 110 Ledgewood Rd. West Hartford, Conn. 06107 Class Agents: John M. Catlin, M.D. Joseph J. Repole, Jr. Edward B. Speno



The March 11 issue of Newsweek includes an article written by HAROLD BROOKS-BAKER, publishing director of Burke's Peerage Ltd. in London. The title of the article is "Why the Monarchy Must Stay." In the piece, H arold quotes the late GEORGE BRINTON COOPER H '83, Northam Professor of History Emerirus, who said, "In Great Britain things that are conventional become habitual, and things that are habitual become constirutional." In February WARD CURRAN, Ferris Professo r of Corporation Finance and Investments at Trinity, was interviewed on local H artford TV regarding the proposed flat tax. Paul A. Cataldo, Esq. c/o Paul A. Cataldo & Assoc. 55 West Central St. P.O. Box435 Franklin, Mass. 02038 Class Agents: Neil M. Day, Esq. B. Graeme Frazier III

El FRED WERNER visited the campus in November to present a lecture on "The India Nobody Knows." Fred illustrated his talk on Indian art with magnificent slides which he has taken on location. He has donated a number of his slides to Trinity's collection over the past decade. BOB BACK continues to be in Chicago where he researches stocks and bonds for institutional investors. One of his special areas

Why is it that the longer in the tooth we become, the faster the time goes by? Why does that sound so profound when I say/think it, yet look so srupid on a piece of paper? When I used to hear my parents say those exact words, they were just that ... empty words that sounded so very trite to me. I attributed absolutely no meaning to them, though I heard them often. Now, that those same words are coming from my mouth, they somehow seem so very much more meaningful and poignant. I wonder what my kids think? Why the strange lead? Well, it seems like only yesterday that we met by my, or BOB JOHNSON or RAY BEECH's car to tailgate prior, during and after the Wesleyan game. Since that timeonly a few months ago, actuallya couple of us have done some new and sometimes exciting things with our lives, some have changed jobs or retired altogether, others have become grandparents, and so on. Moreover, while it was only a few months ago that we had our endof-the-season tailgate, it will be just a little while from now that each of us should plan on this year's Homecoming, November 2. All of our lives are busy and a trip to Hartford may seem like more of an effort than we would like. Let me say this to the words of the Nike signature .. .. JUST DO IT! Being on campus is terrific, especially these days when Trinity is on a roll and so many positive and exciting things are happening on campus. You are part of it, so please plan to be there this

fall. Get a couple of friends from the Class, get the family together, and make a great weekend or at least the day of it. You won't regret it. Now, to get down to business. SAKI GREENWALD and I talk lots and see each other for lunch two or three times a year. We had one of those lunches a few weeks ago on a typical sleety late winter day in New York. Saki continues to be busy in lots of ways. Working for the Alexis Co. in the children's fashion business probably takes up most of his time, but he is also taking some neat courses as he considers what the next 10 years should be like for him. Always a thinker and a planner, that boy. Watch this space for more news as I get it! To mention another class for a second, BORDIE PAINTER '58 (860-297-2388) and I had lunch recently. He continues to be very busy with his Trinity duties (that seem to remain even tlwugh he's on sabbatical), his interest in the Rome campus and srudies abroad generally, and finally his involvement in Elderhostel. By the way, Elderhostel is a fascinating and increasingly appropriate program for each of us that allows a European trip to be greatly enhanced by an informative and non-threatening week-long study session for yo u and your wife or other traveling companion. No hourlies at the end of the session make it a perfect deal. The prices are reasonable and the programs all get high marks for being well conceived and well managed/instructed. If you need any information on the program, call Bordie at the College or I will be happy to assist you as well. JERE BACHARACH spent the fall of'95 in London where he served as guest lecturer and visiting fellow of Sr. Cross College, Oxford University. He rerurned to Seattle and the University of Washington in December and resumed his position as director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Sounds like a pretty good beat to me! DAVE GOLAS continues to stay active in Trinity affairs and, since he lives in Manchester, Conn., he has the advantage of seeing firsthand the exciting things happening on the campus and the coverage that they are getting in the local press. This stuff is catching. In a recent note from Dave to the president, he suggested even more media recognition and he convinced an announcer with a major talk show to announce Trinity's sports schedules and results. Good work, Dave. T he more of this, the better.


Guiding t,h '. e r.evival of an American giant, Deere Be Company


or most of the 1970s and 1980s, American manufacturing suffered a long decline in the world's marketplaces. The rise of formidable competitors in Asia and Europe, the hicrh t> cost of American labor and perceptions of slipping quality all undercut American competitiveness. But in recent years American manufacturing has come roaring back-leaner, more aggressive, far more productive and more profitable than at any time in the recent past. Deere & Company, the agricultural machinery giant based in Moline, Ill., felt the chilly winds of international competition that eventually claimed rival International Harvester. But under the leadership of Hans Becherer '57, chairman and chief executive officer, Deere has bounced back so strongly that the Watt Street journal recently called the company "the model American multinational corporation." "A lot of change at Deere has occurred in the last 15 years, a period of more travail and triumph than any in our history, as a major shakeout and restructuring occurred in the farm equipment industry," according to Becherer, who joined Deere in 1962. "Hans has been presiding over a period of important changes at Deere," said War~ Curran '57, George M. Ferns Professor of Economics and a classmate of Becherer's. "Most of what you can say about his career involves the use of superlatives. Deere has avoided the kinds of problems that have dogged other American corporations and it is expanding rapidly." "Agricultural, industrial, and grounds equipment still make up the heart of our lineup and account for 80 percent of our total revenues," Becherer told

an audience of students, faculty, and Hartford business leaders when he returned to campus last fall to deliver the annual George M. Ferris Lecture in Finance. But five other divisions now contribute strongly to Deere's bottom line, including parts manufacturing, and credit and insurance operations. Perhaps most unusually, the company now operates a health maintenance organization that delivers Becherer. chairman and chief executive officer of ~ere & Company, talks care to 300,000 people in H. w~": students ~er delivering the annual George M. Fems Lecture. five states. Becherer's early positions at always ~ention Wall Str~et, but Starting an HMO we dont stop there. Thats Deere involved primarily interThe Heritage National national marketing, and he and because in over 100, years as a Healthplan HMO was originalhis family lived in Europe for public company we ve learned ly established to provide care to that Deere shareholders are best much of the 1960s and 1970s. Deere personnel, but it now served by a value system that H . alumni file contains a provides Deere with some insuIS b路 . dful of Christmas card reporting that stresses emg mm lation from the cyclical swings during 1969 his job as general e~ployees, cus~~mers, and that impact agricultural compamanager of John Deere Export neighbors, too. nies. took him from his base in Improving continuously An economics major at Heidelberg "to Africa, As Becherer looks ahead, he Trinity, Becherer went to work foresees good times for both Scandinavia, Eastern Europe for Deere after serving in the and Russia, the Middle East Deere and American agriculAir Force in Germany and earnand India." By the mid-1980s, ture. The company's future will ing an M.B.A. from Harvard. Becherer was running Deere's rest on its capacity to improve As the son of German immiworldwide farm equipment and continuously and to grow outgrants to Detroit, Becherer consumer products manufactmside North America, perhaps already had strong internationing and marketing. especially in China and Lati~ al orientation and an interest in In 1987, in the wake of the America. As China modermzes manufacturing. "Even in the in the economically, so will its agriculworst financial quarter early 1960s, many of my classcompany's history, Becherer was tural industry, which is a very mates were interested in fmanappointed president and chief low technology sector at the . cial services and consulting, but officer. In 1989 he moment. "We're not merely Sitoperating I wanted to help make things." was elected chief executive offiring back and waiting for the For Becherer manufacturing cer and in 1990 elevated to market in China to come our is a powerfully tangible pursuit, chairman and chief operating way. We're actively pursing and one deeply rooted in the 路 joint-venture arrangem~nts officer of Deere. nation's history. "Trinity was Becherer said Deere turned there for engines, combmes, only 14 years old when a blackaround because it kept its sense and industrial equipment. smith named John Deere started of its historic identity and its "The fact is, great compahis own company making steel commitment to achieving the niesand I put John Deere in plows," he said. "Deere & best overall return for the comthat class-have a sense of pmCompany does something more pany's stakeholders. Deere pays pose that goes deeper than the significant than selling tractors. a great deal of attention to the bottom line. Yet they still manBy helping customers be more interests of shareholders but age to outperform their less productive, we contribute to a also keeps the long-term perinspired competitors," he said. higher quality of life for a good spective in mind. "When we -Andrew Walsh 79 number of those on this planet." list important constituencies, we


I received a nice note from BRUCE STONE who was unable to make it to last fall's Homecoming, but he brought me up-todate on his activities, which included a recent trip to Atlanta to see his son who is at Emory. While there, Bruce caught up with ART and Diane GREEN, grandparents three times over. Bruce tells me that Art looks today as young as he did when on campus. C'mon, Bruce, do you think I went to Wesleyan? Maybe Art looks as young as when he walked out of a Randy Tucker statistics test, or after an all-nighter, or after a long night at Rahars, or something like that! BOB BEAVEN, as many of you know, has moved south to Charlotte and continues to be a good and loyal alumnus in lots of ways. He communicates with his Class Secretary (hint, hint) and that puts him at the top of the list. He is working for Nations Bank (who in the area isn't?), and seems to like the work, and loves the climate. We've lost a Yankee, I think. Bobby Johnson has recently retired, but I know that he hasn't slowed down any. We talk often and I know a little about his plans and they sound great to me. Give me a couple of years, Bagger, and I'll be right there with you. Get ready to give me a golflesson. Congratulations. For me, I am staying pretry close to the College with a number of activities including this quarterly report, a fair amount of alumni interviewing, a modest amount of fundraising for the annual campaign and the capital campaign and, of course, attending four or five board meetings a year on campus. There's plenry of work to do for the College for all of us and it is an incredibly exciting time on campus. Anyone interested in any kind of activiry should contact the College or, if you prefer, contact me, and I will advise the proper person on your behalf It's rewarding and fun. And, to me at least, it is very important work. Please write and stay in touch. Until next time. (Editor's note: DICK STOCKT ON is general manager and president of the New York Times Company's NYT Custom Publishing which produces USAir Magazine. The December issue contained a piece on EDWARD ALBEE '50. Dick noted that when he was reviewing the piece in draft, he noticed it omitted any Triniry reference. "Fortunately the editor works for me," he wrote in his cover note to us!) Richard W. Stockton

121 Whittredge Rd. Summit, N.J. 07901 Class Agents: George P. Kroh Curtis M. Scribner Robert N. Spahr

Congratulations to KERRY FITZPATRICK and GEORGE LYNCH for leading the efforts for a fine 35th Reunion turnout. We'll have a full report on festivities in the next issue of the Reporter. Leading up to the well-attended June get-together, YIN STEMPIEN organized yet another successful Homecoming dinner, which attracted Trinity's new president to the TOM REESE Memorial Room. Further afield: from Columbus, Ohio, CHARLIE TUTTLE reports six children and rewarding work as a licensed massage therapist, while Geneseo, N.Y.'s BOB WILCOX says he's sold his soccer marketing business and is "semiretired. I just like to have fun." Other boys who just want to have fun are retirees BOB ITALIA, from the Windsor, Conn. school system where he's been a teacher and administrator, and BRUCE MACDONALD, from the presidency of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School-but not from local theater and art works he calls "too complex to describe." And stepping down as Tufts' graduate school dean is BOB GUERTIN, who will return to the university's physics department ranks after a Florida sabbatical. On the publications front, PETER KILBORN continues to cover everything from riverboat gamblers to the Rust Belt for the New York Times. JOHN HENRY is freelancing for various American and Canadian publications and active in motor voter organizing, and BOBO WOODWARD is speeding down the information highway with SNEWS, a biking monthly whose Internet address is MARK LYNDRUP is working with the Agency for International Development designing training programs for the Russians, and consulting in marketing and computers with children in medical school, at the Universiry of North Carolina, and at N.Y.U. More on the offspring front: FRANK MORSE's son, Tom, is a microbrewer, DON LESTAGE's son, GREG '88, is finishing up his doctorate in English at Oxford and reviewing books for noted British publications. KIT ILLICK's daugh-


ter, Hilary, is writing fiction in San Francisco after hitchhiking around Spain and living in Paris. My daughter, Kate, is showing her documentary, "Jane: an Abortion Clinic," at various festivals and conferences, after a screening at the Sundance Film Festival. The alumni office has learned that RICK BOARDMAN was named executive vice president and general counsel at Rhone-Poulenc Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the French chemicals and pharmaceuticals company. Bill Kirtz 26Wyman St. Waban, Mass. 02168 Class Agents: William P. Kahl Vincent R. Stempien

GUY ANDERSON is hosting the summer Olympics. Note: That's not really true. But Guy has given an open invitation to all

'62ers in the Atlanta area in late July or early August for the "games," to have a "cold one" at his place. By telephone, he can be reached at 1-770-396-6028. He and his wife, Martha, plan to attend 20 O lympic events, with a heavy emphasis on soccer. Guy is now director of strategic development for the gaming services division at Com Data Corp. DAVE ALBERTS's son, Tim, just completed his MBA at Tulane and is coming into the "family business." Although we know Dave as director of the Universiry of Arizona Cancer Center, he has had a side hobby since 1987: a small company entitled Cancer Technologies which produces new technology relating to safery from infectious diseases in the Cancer Clinic. Tim will become the Company's first employee. Recently, Dave was the keynote speaker at a major endocrinologists' convention. HENRY BASHWINER reports that he has been in the publishing, copy and editing field for a number of years in New York Ciry. He is

David A. Smith '58, associate professor of mathemat路 ics at Duke University, is this year's recipient of the Educom Medal, which was established to assist in improving "the quality of the undergraduate learning experi路 ence and to promote the effective . use of information technology in higher education." Educom works with professional societies, this year with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), to identify people who have "addressed a significant pedagogical problem fundamental to the discipline; provided an innovative solution offering clear advantages over other techniques; and demonstrated substantial impact on improved student learning." An early pioneer in the field of academic computing, Smith took a course at Trinity called Numerical Mathematical Analysis and Machine Methods that helped launch him in the computing field. His former professor, Harold Dorwart, recalls that the course, started in 1950, was one of the first undergraduate computer courses in the country. Smith was chair of the MAA's Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education and has served on the advi路 sory committee of the Interactive Mathematics Text Project, which was strongly influenced by his work. At Duke he developed Project CALC with L.C. Moore.




now an editor for a health care consulting firm. JOHN SYER continues as a professor of government at The California State University in Sacramento. H e claims to be happily married for the last 30 years, and is very proud of his daughter, who just graduated from Stanford. ED BlACKWELL reports from East Montpelier, Vr. that he has three sons: one at University of Vermont, one at Exeter, and one in the local schools. Ed skis a lot at Sugarbush and Mad River, and works at an investment management business near his home. T he alumni office has learned that DONALD PINE, M.D. received two awards last year for his efforts to provide field testing of preventative health care models developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in two areas: helping patients to quit smoking, and helping patients to reduce cholesterol by reducing clierary fat. The first award was the 1994 Park Nicollet Meclical Foundation Researcher Award and the second was rhe 1995 W illiam Pickles Award, given yearly by the Wisconsin Research Network. Frederick M. Pryor TFC Financial Management Inc. 176 Federal St. Boston, Mass. 02110 Class Agent: Thomas E Bnndy, Jr.

BOB ANNING clid ir agai n, making Money Magazine's top 10 rated brokers' list with a plus 27 percent. T he article has listed Bob as catering to "wealthy midwestern families," and at plus 27 percent, they just got wealthier. I am sure that he would also consider your portfolio - must be a minimum of $150,000 says the article. Bob's so n, Rob, now 27, is also brokering with his father as part of the . Anning Group which manages a $360-million portfolio within the C incinnati Merrill Lynch office. JOHN WARDlAW sent in a clip from the Raleigh Local Life Underwriter Group where he has been president for 1995-96. His insurance agency is called "Wardlaw for Life," catchy, huh? The end of the article also mentioned, along with the usual accomplishments, that Johnny and Ellen have passed the 30th anniversary level of their Wardlaw for Life together. Son, Jay, is with KPMG management consulting and Alex is finishing up his MBA at the U . of

Florida - in Gainesville, my hometown! TOM BERGER is now on the faculty of Colby College after teaching mathematics for many years at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Tom, you must really love the cold weather! SCOTT REYNOLDS now claims fame as an alumnus of yet another institution. H e reports that he has captured the top spot as president of the Bankers Trust Alumni Association. As having one of the longest careers in one place, Scott most likely has riparian rights to the position. STAN MARCUSS dropped me a note to say that he took rime from his law practice in Washington to crew in the Cambridge (England) shell for a race on the Potomac against Oxford. His boat won - the first time in many a year. Remember, Stan stuclied at Cambridge after Trin before going on to get his law degree at H arvard. G. Alexander Creighton 117 Lincoln Rd. Lincoln, Mass. 0 1773 Class Agent: Scott W: Reynolds


Ted Pettus 89 Washington Pl. New York, N.Y. 10011 Class Agents: Kenneth R. Auerbach Charles R. Klotz

ROLAND CARLSON, president and chief executive officer of the Rochelle Communi ty Hospital in Rochelle, Ill., recertified in early March as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society devoted to advancing excellence in healthcare management. Roland first attained Fellow status in 1981, and is one of approximately 2,700 healthcare executives nationwide so designated. Recertification requires demonstrating a high level of qmtinuing professional education, experience and leadership. The announcement of his recertification was made in Chicago at the ACHE's 1996 Congress which also marked the gro up's 63rd anniversary. DAVE HO RNFISCHER and his wife, Elsa, have just had their first book published. Entitled

Mother Knew Best: "Wit and "Wisdom from the Moms of Celebrities, the In the Feb. 27, 1996 edition of

The Wall Street journal GEORGE KELLNER is quoted in an article entitled, "Takeover Teardrop: Arbs Lose Amid Merger Boom." BRUCE KLEIN has been named senior vice president, fmance and chief financial officer of LifeRate Systems which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. DON MCLAGAN was featured in the March 11 issue of Forbes magazine. The article begins, "Donald McLagan is a determined, 53-year-old Harvard MBA who has wo rked his entire life in the computer and information businesses. Now he is challenging conventional wisdom by trying to redefine how to package, price and market news. H e has positioned his $23 million (sales) Desktop D ata, Inc. as a kind of middleman in the news business ... " After 22 years living in San Diego, Calif., 19 years in the practice of medicine with the last three in hospital administration, CHRISTOPHER MCNEILL, M .D. and his wife have relocated to C harlotte, N .C. He has accepted the position of vice president of medical affairs at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte which he says "promises to be a challenging opportunity to assist this medical center transition to managed care."

book focuses on the roles mothers have played in famo us people's lives, and illustrates "the critical virtues imparted by the mother to subsequently successful offspring." The book should be available in stores by Mother's Day. Late last fall at a diocesan convention the REV ANDREW SMITH was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and his consecration as a bishop occurred on May 4 at Christ C hurch Cathedral in H artford. Drew's entire ministry has been within the Diocese of Connecticut, and he most recently has served as rector of St. Mary's Episcopal C hurch in Manchester. In his new ministry he will assist the RT REV ClARENCE COLERIDGE H'84, Bishop of the Diocese, in administrative and pastoral duties, and will have special responsibilities working with the Latino and Hispanic communities. Congratulations and best wishes to our classmates. The alumni office has learned that ROBERT ARENSMAN, M.D. is the new surgeon-in-chief and head of the division of pediatric surgery at T he Children's Memorial Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. That's all for now, and please

remember to keep me posted on news of note. Peter Knapp 5 Sulgrave Rd. West Hartford, CT 06107 Class Agent: Laurence D. Bory

The Class news is sparse this issue. Undoubtedly, everyone is saving all the major news breakthroughs to relate them in person at our 30th in June. We have learned that JOHN H EYL has been named as new vice president for university relations at W:P.I. John has had an interesting 25+ years' career in development and admi nistration, including tours at Bowdoin and Hartford, in addition to his alma mater. Congratulations, John! Our condolences to AL COOPER on the loss of his uncle, George -whom the rest of us remember as DR. GEORGE COOPER H'83, the most literate and entertaining of English historians ever! T he alumni office reports that SAM KASSOW participated in the conference, "Inside Oyneg-Shabes: Yiddish Writi ng in the Nazi Ghettos" in December in California. Last October eight Trinity students, along with Manijeh Zavareei, visiting associate professor of economics, visited the New York Stock Exchange, where they were given a tour of the building and spent an hour on the trading floor with specialists fi-om the firm of Benjamin Jacobson & Sons. JAMES JACOBSON, a senior partner in the firm and former student of Professor WARD CURRAN '57 at the College, made this possible. Associate Dean of Students Kirk Peters also went along on this trip. All the rest of the C lass news will have to keep until June. H ope you can all make it back Joseph A. Hourihan, Esq. 18 Twnble Brook Cir. Somers, Conn. 06071 Class Agent: Lindley C. Scarlett

News has reached Trini ty College that the Class of ' 67 has been selected by The American Association of . Graphic Calendars to pose for an upcoming publication tentatively titled "The Men ofTrinity 35 Years Later." The photos will be taken in

Making one of America's best art museums even better


his is a difficult time for nonprofit institutions, and most directors tllink of retrenchment and must struggle to meet their budgets. But for 路Michael Conforti '68, the next few years hold the promise of rapid expansion and exciting new ventures in art history. As director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., Conforti guides a museum which long has been considered one of America's finest and which is poised for significant expansion over the next several years. Perhaps best known for its collection oflmpressionist paintings and Old Masters, the Clark is movit1g under Conforti's leadership ro expand its programs in public education and research and to build up a tibrary that is already considered to be among the 10 best specialized art history libraries' in the nation. "It's a very good moment for the institution. We're poised to grow, which was why I was so interested in coming here in 1994," said Conforti, who studied fine arts at Trinity. The museum's goal is to expand its operating budget by 50 percept over the next three years, Conforti said. Until now, the Clark has relied entirely on its large endowment to provide irs operating income, so the museum must begin a development program to meet its goal. Conforti's interest in art stretches back as far as he can remember. As a child, trips to the Addison Gallery. at Phillips Andover Academy near his parents' house in Massachusetts made a lasting impression. '<I always knew that I wanted to do something with art and art history, but that's not the reason

I picked Trinity. I was just looking for a strong liberal arts college, '~ he said. After graduation, Conforti took a job with Sotheby Parke Bernet, the auctioneers. "At Sotheby's I got very interested in medieval art and what's popularly called decorative arts and sculpture," he said. He carried these interests to graduate school at Harvard, and to a three-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on Italian sculpture of the late 17th and 18th centuries. Conforti then worked as curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in the late 1970s and as chief curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for 14 years. The challenge of leading a prominent museum with a strong educational program attracted Conforti to the Clark in late 1994. "We are an independent institution, but we work closely with Williams College, most significantly ~y offering a joint.master's program in art history," he said. The graduate progr~ will be a major focus of the Institute's expans{on efforts in coming years, Conforti said. It already enrolls 12 to 14 students a year and attracts many students interested in careers as scholars and museum curators. Conforti believes the Institute's educational programs should serve a mediating function ifl the profession of art history, which is divided not only between academics and curators bur also by contention over what constitutes good art history. One view insists that the primary function of the disci-

pline is to focus on the aesthetics of art objects. But a new and increasingly influential approach argues that the social and cultural contexts in which art objects are produced are more inlportant. In this view, art history should center on the development of cultural and historical critiques, not on the objects themselves. "It'-s important to function as a bridge between the two approaches," Conforti said. "I myself have always seen ob}ects as coming out of theito historical context. I think it's very exciting to look at objects in the Jight of cultural and sodetal perspectives. "But we don't want students who are just starting out to be plunged into a totally politicized atmosphere as- their first exposure to graduate study," Conforti said. "Our aspiration is

to vie for the best doctoral candidates, and then h_ave them spend two years with us before choosing museum work, going on to Ph.D. work elsewhere, or, ideally, to do both." From his perch in Williamstown, Conforti still follows many aspects ofTrinicy's progress with enthusiasm. "My own days as a student at Trinity seem pretty far away," Conforti said. "There were a lot 路 of things about Trinity in those days that seem positively antediluvian now. For example, the week before graduation f received a letter saying I couldn't attend my own ~ommencement because I had too many parking tickets. They withheld my diploma for a year. Times have changed, bur I still identify with the friends I knew at Trinity."

-Andrew Walsh '79



various nostalgic sites on campus. For example, it is tentatively planned that Mr. January will be RICK LUDWIG doing a cannonball dive in the pool... bathing suit is optional. Mr. May, it is hoped, will be THE HONORABLE RAY GRAVES sitting in the all-together on top of the Bishop Brownell statue. The calendar editors think that BOB MOORE streaking at a football game would be an eye-catching Mr. October. At any rate, applications are available at the alumni office for interested graduates of the Class of'67. The King and Q ueen of candy are Judy and MIKE CURCIO . T he Curcios are the world's largest distributors of O ld Fashioned Lollypops. T heir partnership is 22 years old, ever since the candy barons met in Daytona, Fla. Judy actually runs the company, because M ike spends al l h is time playing golf In his spare time, Mike teaches at Sandwich H igh School on the Cape where he also coaches the golf team. O ld Fashioned Lollypops are used by schools everywhere as fund raisers. If you want to raise money for your kids' schools, or you just want to imitate Kojak, call Mike at 508-385-2846. Sally and PAT GETTY are building a new old house. Tragically, their 1800's farmhouse was struck by lightning and the only things saved were their pets. T he Gettys bounced back, of course, and are recreating their rambling home from memory. What is most interesting is that the ourhouses will also be renovated and will be available for Pat's Sigma Nu brothers. Sally and Pat have been married 24 years. Sarah, 20, is a student in The Cameroons, Africa. T his is a great one-year experience. Bill, 17, is a junior in high school, and Susan is in the seventh grade. Pat is still lawyering, so if you need legal help or absolmely expert opinion on cleaning outhouses, give him a call at 4 12-456-28 17. The answer is: one who sails all day, takes care of wealthy people's money, sirs on the porch sipping gin rickeys, and wears white shoes and straw boaters. T he question is: who is NEIL RICE? Recently, it was reported that STEVE ELIOT roughed up some little kids in a pick-up basketball game. So fired up with that success, Steve now routinely challenges fathers and sons to shoot-outs. The Eliot family is also doing great. Suzanne, whom Steve dated while at Trinity, is doing well with Rosemary Cass, Ltd., an executive search firm that specializes in placements for pharmaceutical companies. Peter, 24, graduated from

Notable ~

~ ·.


- · ~:


- ·,



Trinity alumni gathered in April at a dinner preceding the consecration of Robert W. Duncan, Jr. '70 as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. Standing from left are: the Rev. Richard Wyland '70, the Very Rev. Lloyd Lewis, Jr. '69, Roderick DeArment, Esq. '70, and the Rev. Michael Creighton '62. Seated are former chaplain the Rev. Dr. Alan Tull and the Rt. Rev. Robert Duncan.

University of Pennsylvania and is now working for Salomon Brothers in Moscow. The whole family visited Peter, who, perfectly fluent in Russian, was a great host. Andy, 21, is a graduate of University of Michigan, and is working in New York C ity. Megan is a freshman at Columbia College. Steve is still doing well in his own practice in clinical psychology. He was recently appo inted president of the Connecticut Society of Psychoanalytic Psychologists. Those of you who think you can go one-on-one with a 50-year-old ex-point guard, or who need some mental health improvement, give Steve a call at 203-431-9 144. CS First Boston has asked managing director LUKE TERRY to manage the creation of irs new $300 million, 1. 1 m illion-squarefoot world headquarters. T he new office will be at 11 Madison Avenue. Luke's oversight responsibilities include 2,000 on-sire workers, and the complete gutting and renovation of the building. At one stage, over 3,000 trucks of debris were removed from the site. Debris removal, is, of course, why Luke, with his extensive party clean-up experience, was chosen for this job. The fact that Luke had successful assignments in New York, Singapore and London doesn't count. If you need to discuss international finance or Canary Wharf, call Luke at extension 7152. JERRY EATON has been named

vice president and general manager of KYW-1V (CBS) station in Philadelphia. Jeny has long and successful experience in television and broadcasting. Jerry is an expert in programming, and the Philadelphia · viewers are in for a big treat. Fax all facts to Fox at 860-6775349. Jeffrey Fox Fox & Company, Inc. 34 Dale Rd. Avon, C onn. 06001 Class Agent: James H. O liver

FREDERICK C. CASTELLANI has recently been appointed senior vice president for sales and marketing at CIGNA Retirement & Investment Services in H artford. BILL MACDONALD, president an,d chief executive officer of National City Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, has been elected chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association fo r 1995-1996. Bill joined National City Bank in 1968 as a management trainee shortly after being graduated from Trinity. At the May 17 meeting of the Trinity College faculty, the following resolution was read in tribute to DAVID BORUS, who leaves the College to begin duties July 1 as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Vassar College:

Whereas he has served his alma mater as Dean ofAdmissiom during these past years, a period ofdifficult change for the College; and Whereas he has always sought to uphold the highest standards ofprofessional integrity in carrying out the duties ofhis office; and Whereas he has assembled a loyal and dedicated team ofprofessionals and staff to serve the College along with him: Be it resolved that the Faculty of Trinity College, assembled this day of May 17, 1996 thank David Borus for his years offaithfol service and wish him goodwill and Godspeed as he departs to a sister imtitution, Vassar College, to serve there as Dean ofAdmission. A hearty round of applause followed the reading of the resolution by Associate Professor of Economics Frank Egan. W illiam T. Barrante, Esq. P.O. Box 273 Watertown, Conn. 06795 Class Agent: Stephen Peters

YOUR SECRETARY is most pleased to note that at his outgoing annual meeting as president of the Hartford County Bar Association, he was instrumental in securing as the featured speaker Trinity's new president, Evan Dobelle. The attorneys in Hartford Co unty are extremely excited and interested in Evan Dobelle's ini tiatives on rej uvenating and redirecting Trinity's neighborhood. Remember the linkage proposals of Greek architect Doxiadis in pur college days? O ur president is now reviving them with concrete proposals linking Trinity to the Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital and the H arrford community in general. Here's hoping rl1at these positive and idealistic efforts come to fruition at long last! Our Classmate, JUDY DWORIN, continues to dazzle the H artford community with her musical creativity. Her Performance Ensemble, a professional company which is in residence at the College, is presenting works not only at Trinity bm also at such locations as H artford's Wadsworth Atheneum where Judy just recently presented "Her Past & Future Lives." It was a woman's perspective on the many meanings of motherhood. The dance review in The Courant stated "Dworin's concepts and clwreography reveal an artist totally in touch with her nature; yet

A diligent researcher who also works to improve cancer patients' lives

. M

odern surgical techniques are often quite effective in treating patients with cancers of the head, neck and esophagus but the impact of surgery can be physically and psychologically devastating. The removal of tumors is often physically disfiguring and can make it difficult or impossible for survivors to speak or ro swallow. Dr. Arlene Forastiere '71, associate professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is in the forefront of 路 efforts to develop new and effective non-surgical treatments to preserve the larynx, the tongue, and the outward appearance of the head and neck, usually by developing new therapies combining radiation and chemotherapy.

"We're working with people who could be cured with surgery," she said. "But then they'd be left for the rest of their lives with dysfunction. The goal

is to treat them effectively and curatively, but to maintain their function and quality of life. At Hopkins, this involves developing carefully balanced courses of radiation and chemotherapy to reduce the scope of surgery. "Some people can achieve very good speech and communication using prosthetic devices after surgery, but many can't," Forastiere said. "There's a real tendency for impaired patients to withdraw from society and even their families," she said. "Eating and talking are great pleasures in life for most people. If you take those away, a person can become a recluse." The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, where Forastiere has worked for the past eight years, attracts patients from all over the world. She

chologists, speech pathologists, and nutritionists. Its treatment results are among the best in the nation. Forastiere has earned a national reputation as an authority on cancer research. She participates, for example, in the National Cancer Institute trial groups that coordinate national and international testing of treatments and protocols. She is also serving a five-year term on the federal Food and Drug Administration advisory panel that makes recommendations about new cancer-fighting drugs. Her busy daily routine focuses on treating patients and ' teaching residents and other specialists in oncology. ''I'm an academic doctor, but I don't have a laboratory. My research involves working with patients,

now directs the center's team working on esophageal cancer, which includes surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, psy-

which is what I really like to do." Forastiere's research is especially urgent because of recent and as yet unexplained increases in the rates of one

form of esophageal cancer in the United States, Great Britain and Scandinavia, especially among white males in their 50s and 60s. She credits her undergraduate work as a chemistry major for steering her toward medical school at Johns Hopkins and a career in academic medicine. One ofTrinity's first group of female undergraduates, Forastiere transferred to the College in 1969 from Skidmore College, which could not provide the science programs she sought. "I loved my time at Trinity. Jim Heeren in the chemistry department became my mentor. He was a simply wonderful teacher." Many of Forastiere's best classroom memories ofTrinity do not, however, come from science courses. "Studying history with George Cooper was a real highlight for me and I still treasure the classics courses that I took. Trinity really offers something special to science majors -its humanities classes. Those who want to be doctors should really savor the opportunity to learn about history, literature and the classics. They'll get all the science they need in medical school." Fot:astiere has maintained a dose connection to Trinity, serving as secretary of her class in the 1970s and as an Alumni Trustee from 1985 ro 1991. "It was a very interesting and challenging experience," she said. "Trinity faces stiff competition, but it's a strong institution. The faculty is simply superb and I am impressed by the strength of the volunteer leadership."

-Andrew Walsh '79


through music, movements and memory she has created works that transcend gender." At Trinity, in April, as part of a three-day conference, "Rejoicing the Feminine Sacred," Judy Dworin's Performance Ensemble presented MA, "a performance work based on research on paleolithic and neolithic goddess cultures in Eastern Europe." BOB D UNCAN has been elected the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh as of]uly 1, 1998. He will carry the techn ical title of bishop coadju tor elect. While Canon Duncan was not among the nominees proposed by the search committee, a broad coalition of deputies supported his nomination from the floor. Canon D uncan came to Pittsburgh in 1992 as Bishop Hathaway's chief administrative officer. He led the diocesan task force that drafted a strategic plan for revitalization, and he has directed its implementation. He has worked in clergy deployment, staff development, conflict resolution, and vision and mission consultation in numerous congregations. H e has been a deputy to four general conventions and currently serves as an elected member of the ge~eral board of examining chaplains. Bob has served as rector of St. Thomas's Parish in Newark, Delaware, as Episcopalian chaplain at University of North Carolina and as assistant dean for its student affairs at General T heological Seminary where he received his master of divinity degree. Bob was ordained to the priesthood two years after he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity. He also studied at Edinburgh University. Not only will he be consecrated this spring, he will witness his 23-yearold daughter Louise's marriage to attorney Mark Jakubik in Philadelphia, as well. A busy year is ahead for the Duncan family! The alumni office has learned that TOM LOM has rejoined Saatchi & Saatchi Adverrising as comanaging director for the agency's new consumer health care division. John L. Bonee III, Esq. The Bonee Law Offices One State St. Hartford, Conn. 06103 Class Agents: Ernest J. Mattei, Esq. Andrew F. Stewart, M .D.

BEN FOSTER hosted a reception with President and Mrs. Dobelle at the president's house in January. Guests included approximately 40 African-American

corporate executives, government officials, entrepreneurs and educators from Hartford and environs. A number of the attendees were Trinity alumni. Members of the faculty and administration were present to share and discuss with the visitors Trinity's view of its role in the city and the immediate neighborhood. MIKE JAMES was promoted in December to senior assistant sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. Mike joined the Times in 1985 as assistant sports editor, having worked previously at the Burlington Free Press and The Hartford Courant. Mike and his wife, Jane, and their children reside in Brea, Calif Following a national search, the position of College Chaplain has been filled by THE RT. REV STEVEN CHARLESTON, who arrived at Trinity on April 1. Class of'71 Reunion: Just in case you haven't noticed or have refused to admit it, this year marks the 25 th anniversary of our graduation from Trinity. Our Class's 25th Reunion celebration promises to be well attended and will feature several of our most distinguished classmates discussing or demonstrating 路 their expertise. In addition, as chairman of the Trinity Alumni Fund, I am compelled to mention that our Class has an ambitious giving goal in honor of our Reunion. Participation路 and dollars raised are both critical to the overall success of the Alumni Fund this year. If you have not made your donation, please make it when you finish reading this. And, come to Reunion June 6-9. JEFF and MARGOT CLEMENT CLARK have worked hard to throw us a great party-their thanks will be our presence and good cheer. William H. Reynolds, Jr. 10808 Lark Glen Cir. Dallas, Texas 75230 Class Agents: Kathy Frederick L. Peter Lawrence William H . Reynolds, Jr.

DEAN HAMER, a biology major from the Class of '72, headed a team of molecular biologists who discovered evidence supporting the theory of an X-linked genetic basis for male homosexuality. The report was published in the journal, Nature Genetics. Hamer is with the National Cancer Institute and was the first, in 1993, to postulate that male homosexuali ty might run in families according to an X-linked mode of inheritance.


Dean is getting lots of publicity as this is obviously important in scientific and social terms. The alumni office notes that Dean spoke at the College on April9. His topic was "Genes, Sex and Behavior." JACK C. BARTHWELL III has been named vice president for university relations at Wayne State University. Barthwell owns Boyce Barthwell Co., a Detroit-based consulting firm specializing in government relations, grassroots campatgns, Issues management, community relations and crisis management. Jack, who established the Black American Alumni Scholmhip Fund at Trinity, with ALFONSO CARNEY '70 and his wife, CASSANDRA H ENDERSON CARNEY '75, earned his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan. ROCCO MAFFEI achieved a second Meritorious Service Medal in his Air Force Reserve unit for outstanding service as assistant staff judge advocate from 1990 to 1995. Rocco has been a member of the Reserves for 13 years at1d is a lieutenant colonel in the 934th Airlifr W ing in Minneapolis. Rocco earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine, md currently serves as vice president and general counsel for Computing Devices International. He md his wife, Susan, live in Eagan, Minn., and have two sons, Rocco and Christopher. JEFFREY HALES and his wife are looking forward to the Roman reunion this June in Italy. H e writes that his son, Jeff, will be matriculating this fall at Trinity where he will become a member of the Class of2000! JOHN MACCALLUM reports that, after being "downsized" from his state Liquor Authority job, he has joined the Erie County Attorney's Office Child Support Unit. Your writer couldn't resist going to a winter reunion in Vermont featuring Drew Hylmd talking about that '70's educational experiment-"Skiing and Being." The talk was great, but it was virtually impossible to believe that 25 years had passed! Kristin L. Anderson Boston Portrait Co. 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl. Boston, Mass. 02109 Class Agents: Thomas M. Buchenau, Esq. John C. Matulis, Jr.

A selection of poetry by CHASE TWICHELL entitled "The Ghost

of Eden'' was published last year and reviewed in the July 8, 1995 issue of The Economist. BARBARA BROWN lives in South W indsor md is working at Gerber Garment Technology in Tollmd, Conn. She writes that she "vacationed in Italy last year and had the opportunity to revisit my old haunts in Rome where I spent a memorable s~;nester at Trini ty's Rome campus. An exhibit of recent paintings by CARROLL DUNHAM was on display in the Grossmm Gallery of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show was featured in the "Perspectives" section of the Boston Globe which described Dunahm's works as follows: "Brash and garish these paintings may be, but those colors are actually screaming in harmony, the shapes are sophisticated and inventive, and the ideas and imagery spring from a host of 20th century styles, from surreal ism to a color field painting." The alumni office has heard from H ERBERT KEATING who, with his wife, MARY JO MATEL KEATING '74, has relocated from New Jersey back to Hartford. Mary Jo, a former member of the Board of Fellows at the College, is vice president of corporate communications at Northeast Utilities. She also serves on the board of the YWCA. Herbert is a physician at Hartford Hospital. H e writes, "We are both proud of the leadership that the President and the College are taking in revitalizing Hartford and the South End.... I know that Trinity is one of the keys to the city and that a new Hartford is one of the keys to Trinity's sustained success." LATHAM MURRAY also checked in with the alumni office. H e has a solo practice in general vascular thoracic surgery and has moved to Charlottesville, Va. with his wife, Lmghorne, and their five children. Donald M. Roswig, M.D. 3 Stonepost Simsbury, Conn. 06070 Class Agents: The Rev. James A. Kowalski Patti Mantell-Broad Paul B. Zolan, Esq.

TY GELTMAKER received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Southern California in December of 1994. From 1993 to 1995 he taught U.S. md European social and cultural history at California Institute of the Arts.


From 1994 to 1996 he taught Italian history and literature in the department of French and Italian at USC. His dissertation, "Masquerade and Sacrifice; Honor in Italy from Unification to World War," dealt with issues of honor and national identity in debates over Italian law, monuments, dueling, suicide, and war at the turn of the century. CURTIS JORDAN, a Princeton University crew coach, has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. sweep men's team. ELIZABETH SANTOS has been promoted to assistant general counsel at Mellon Bank. CHARLES and Karen SHREVE announce the birth of Charlotte Elizabeth on Nov. 20, 1995. Charles is president of Plus Four Mortgage in Harper Woods, Mich. James A. Finkelstein 17 Bracken Ct. San Rafael, Calif. 94901-1587 Class Agents: Stacie Bonflis Benes Jon H. Entine

If min imal correspondence means all of us are pretty busy in our early 40s with work and family, I hope the busy times are as fun for you all as they have been for our family. Betts continues as vice president of licensing at the Muppets with some L.A.-N.Y. travel; Elizabeth is horse-crazy in the best sense of the expression; and Brendan lives at hockey rinks and soccer fields. I had a close encounter with an unhappy grizzly bear in the mountains in Wyoming in October but am here to tell about it. BOB ANDRIAN was named New England Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association and placed in contention for national recognition. Bob is at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Conn. MARLENE CONNOR LYNCH reported a son in late '94 and a work authored: WHAT IS

COOL: Understanding Black Manhood in America. PATRICK O'CONNELL was reported in various places for his return to Trinity marking the annual "Day Without Art," a day of action and mourning for the AIDS Cf!S!S.

Finally, an eloquent letter from my fine friend PAUL "VON" GRYSKA, which I commend to your reading and present as received: "Peg and I are beginning an enormous challenge: to repre-

sent our part of Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress. The Paul V. Gryska for Congress Committee was formerly started at the beginning of this year but we have been preparing for nearly two years to 'Put a Doctor in the House.' With nearly one in five people employed in a health-related industry in Massachusetts and major health policy decisions facing our nation it is not a reach to imagine a doctor as a congressman. 'This district (MA CD-9) includes part of Boston and towns south and west of the city. As a moderate Republican I face a 24year incumbent career politician. As a 'Citizen Legislator' I hope to bring some common sense to the national debate and am committed to checking the growth of federal spending, fighting for sensible tax relief, strengthening Medicare and encouraging long term savings to preserve Social Security. "Peggy and I believe that it is our turn as citizens to be part of the solution. I would enjoy hearing from classmates and fellow alumni/ae as all ideas are valuable as we create our own future. (668 Main St., Medfield, MA 02052/" Christopher G. Mooney 626 Esplanade Pelham Manor, N.Y. 10803-2403 Class Agent: Clarkson Addis III

Here it is, the first column I'm writing in 1996; our 20th Reunion Year has final ly arrived. Hard to imagine, but from the correspondence received this month, you can see that the past 20 years have been marked by extraordinary achievements in classmates' careers. MARGARET YOUNG is now a partner at The Cambridge Group, Inc., a leading management consulting firm focusing on market-driven growth. Previously, she was a sen ior VP of operations at Business Design Associates, VP of marketing at Red Shark Technology, and director of strategy for IBM's U.S. Marketing and Services organization. All that, and an MBA from Harvard Business, too. From further south, PEGGY SMITH writes that she received a master of arts degree from Tennessee A&I University, home of Oprah Winfrey, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, O lympic medalists Wilma Rudolph and Ralph Boston, and the high-stepping Aristocrat of Bands! She says she's proud to be a part of another great tradition. Closer to home and in the world


of politics, DON ROMANIK was elected to the Hartford Board of Education and was the secondhighest vote-getter after Patrice Bazzano Villalobos and considerably ahead of the pack. Don is one of the Board members who supported Education Alternatives, Inc. RICH HOTES also lives in the greater Hartford area and was recently appointed chairman of New Britain General Hospital's department of anesthesiology. Rich is a senior attending anesthesiologist and a partner in New Britain Anesthesia, P.C. After Trinity, Rich received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. H e lives in West Hartford with his wife, ANDREA SILVER HOTES, and their two children, the oldest of whom is applying to colleges already! The banking community recently got a chance to read about ANDY WILLIAMS, who is an international fund manager at Glen.mede Corp. in Philadelphia. The article in American Banker provided a lot of insights into the world of fund management, particularly Andy's "star portfolio," Glenmede International Equity Fund. The article went on to say that "facing his 20th reunion, Mr. Williams joked that these days he's feeling especially old and wise ... and credited studying history at Trinity with teaching him critical thinking." After honing his skills developing ad campaigns for the Seattle Mariners, A&W Root Beer, Baldwin Piano Company, Parker Brothers Toys, and Colgate Palmolive, ANDY MERZ has lefi: the big agency world to start his own creatively run shop with partner New York ad veteran/art director, John Byrnes, who developed the "Be all you can be" campaign for the U.S. Army. Their new agency is based in Philadelphia. Andy and his wife, Anne, have toddler, Tracey; and another baby due in July. The alumni office heard from JODI COHEN-DRAGER. She writes that she's busy raising her two sons, Aryeh, five and one-half, and Elon, two and one-half, wh ile maintaining her architectural practice. She also serves on the board of the local AlA (American Institute of Architects) chapter and chairs the environmental committee. She may not expect any fanfare, but when my senior year roommate receives a Ph.D., how can I keep that quiet? After years of hard work, deadlines and too few vacations, CLAUDIA PERRY recently received her Ph.D. in communications, information and library studies with an area of concentration in communication and information

science. She is now the assistant dean of education information services at SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. It has been a long haul and now she needs to figure out what to do with all the free time! YOUR SECRETARY has been up to the usual work and travel these past months. Business just took me to Baku, Azerbaijan again but it's the vacations that are my real hobby. In the fall, Gregg and I took a bicycle trip to Tuscany (yes, picture me on a bicycle with saddle bags carrying my clothes) and finished with two days in Rome. It was exactly 20 years since I had arrived at the Rome Campus and I had not stepped foot in the area since 1975. We immediately went up to the Clivo dei Publicii to look around the old campus. For anyone who has not seen it, the building and grounds have been improved dramatically and look terrific. We spoke to a student from Hartford who patiently listened to the advice of two "old folks" about how to take advantage of the semester. ..I'm sure we made his afternoon. That's all the news for this edition. Please keep in touch and hope you made it to Reunion in June. Elaine Feldman Patterson 824 South Ridgeley Dr. Los Angeles, Calif. 90036 Class Agents: John P. Clifford, Jr. Harold A. Smullen, Jr.

ED CARPENTER has been named managing director of Quality Safety Systems, Inc. Located in Windsor, Ontario, QSS is a major supplier of occupant restraint systems to the North American automotive market. QSS is a joint venture between TRW and Tokai-Rika. T he Nov. 13, 1995 edition of Computer Reseller News contains an article that describes JOHN MCKENNA, JR., president of Emex Information Services, Inc., as a "computer-age George Bailey." In its analogy, the article notes that John has led a "rescue effort" of the $1.8 billion corporate reseller. CHARLES SPICER, senior editor at Sr. Martin's Press in New York City, is featured in a brochure distributed by the University of Denver's Publishing Institute. Mary Desmond Pi.nkowish 15 Lafayette Rd. Larchmont, N.Y. 10538 Class Agents: Harriet E Smith Stephen M. Sunega




In 1994 JAMES ABRAMS was elected to serve as a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly. He represents the 83rd District, which is made up of parts of Meriden and Wallingford. As a Trinity undergraduate, he spent a semester working in the General Assembly as a legislative intern, so he says that it was a really great experience for him to work with a Trinity intern during the 1995 legislative session. James lives in Meriden with his wife, Mary, and their two children, Madeline, nine, and Nicholas, six. James also has a law practice in Wallingford. CONNIE BIENFAIT lives in Seattle and is the investor relations manager for NeoRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. She writes that she "loves" her job which involves a lot of contact with Wall Street, investment banking, analysts and brokers. She also has the opportunity to "be creative" with the production of brochures, printed matter and annual reports. Her home has a view of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the city. Her son is a freshman at Kent School and her daughter is a middle school student in Seattle. She notes that she "jogs every day." PETER CROSBY and a companion were the first couple to travel from Beijing to Hong Kong on bicycles. Peter, a free-lance writer and photographer, plans to write about this unique experience. BARBARA WOLF JABLOW is a family practitioner in a private group practice in Providence, R.I. She is also the medical director for Valley Hospice. She and her husband, Steven, have three children: Noah (ten), Eva (five) and Nathan (four). She writes that her best friend is still SUE POLLAN who was her freshman roommate. Sue also lives in Providence and is the chief of the department of anesthesiology at Sturdy Hospital. She and her husband, Don, have a son, Max, who is three. MARY BOUTENEFF SOKOLOFF still enjoys teaching. Her son, Eugene, is in the eighth grade at Fessenden School in Massachusetts, and her daughter, Katia, is a "joyful second grader." DR. JEFFREY VOIGT was granted tenure and has been promoted to associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Kathryn Maye Murphy 6 Kneeland Rd. Marlborough, Conn. 06447-1225


Eric Fossum '79 received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in June for his work in active pixel image sensoT development. The award is presented annually to members of the NASA R&D community for outstanding accomplishment. Fossum leads a team of 20 researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology who are working to develop a one-chip camera containing all of the components necessary to take an electronic snapshot or video. Fossum's inventions in image sensor development were featured in a Business Week article last year. He was recruited by JPL in 1990 to work on the Lab's image-sensing effort. At the time he was an associate professor at Columbia University. A double major in engineering and physics at Trinity, he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and then joined the Columbia faculty, winning an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award while teaching there. In March Fossum was the keynote speaker at the annual symposium of the Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium (CMOC), a consortium which has involved Trinity engineering faculty members David Ahlgren '64, August Sapega, and Christine Broadbridge in collaborative work with colleagues from Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Bridgeport. Through the consortium Trinity faculty also work with colleagues in Connecticut corporations on research and development in semiconductor materials and optical device design (lasers, photonic transmitters and receivers, etc.).

Class Agents: Gary D. Markoff James P. Smith

SUE LEVIN GRUNWALD of Stone Mountain, Ga. writes that last April she left the environmental consulting business after 14 years and is now the groundwater program manager for the Georgia Geologic Survey. The Survey is a branch of Georgia's environmental protection division. The job comes with a staff of eight who are involved in groundwater sampling and "wellhead protection" which she says means protecting drinking water. The whole deal is to make sure Georgians have clean, drinkable ground water. I think the crew ought to get out to Iowa pretty soon. Our agricultural run-off into groundwater seems to be something fierce. Despite this impressive sounding job, Sue says the majority of her time is spent raising her three-year-old son, Derrick, and his "playmate," a year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Casey. She plays tennis year-round and is involved in Atlanta's big tennis league. She and her husband also

enjoy SCUBA diving whenever possible. Sue is expecting lots of family and friends visiting during the Olympics. JANE TERRY ABRAHAM wrote in the fall from London to report that she is now working for AT&T's New Media Service as training manager. She is still involved with the new on-line service, Interchange. Also, she is still working in Cambridge, Mass. and still travels quite a bit. The card said her London trip was coupled with a jaunt to Luxembourg. Jane and husband, Joe, have visited with CHRIS MOSCA and his wife, Gina, in Vermont, where the Abrahams own a vacation home and the Moscas live year-round. In some earlier column I detailed exactly where in Vermont this is, but I don't have my old notes handy. Sorry, just look Chris up in the alumni directory. Jane and Joe live in a nearby town. She says that the Moscas were expecting their first child last summer. JAMES CROPSEY writes from Tilton, N.H. that the Daniel Webster Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a nonprofit organization of which he is chairman, received special recognition with the First Flight Award. The award goes to the chapter with the best

overall ratios, which means the most money raised per member and statistics such as that, rather than the chapter that overall raises the most money or gets the most new members, etc. I hope I got this correct, Jim. Jim enclosed printed material about Ducks Unlimited that states "The Mission of D ucks Unlimited is to fulfill the annual life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing, restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands." He enclosed so much material, I may just include snippets in the next several columns. For example, one paragraph discusses the bird "piping plover," and now I shall have to look up just what that is. We in the media call DU all the time for environmentaltype opinions and research. All is well with the Cropsey offspring, Roberta and Isobel, who are now 16+ months and Isobel is tall for her age. She loves to play catch and the Cropseys have installed a toddler basketball hoop to prepare the girls for future competition and I would assume, college athletic scholarships. Skiing was great this year and the Cropseys live only about 35 minutes from the slopes. Jim recently finished teaching a course in international business at


New Hampshire College where he sometimes teaches in the adjunct professor program. He's finding investment real estate very interesting right now with the abundance of troubled properties. (Sounds like a definition for my checkbook.) KENNETH J. FRIEDMAN and his wife, KATHERINE HESS FRIEDMAN '80, write to tell of the birth of their son, Steven Marcus Friedman, last Oct. 26. He joins brothers, Michael and Richard. Ken is a partner in the Manhattan law firm of Battle Fowler. He practices commercial real estate law. Perhaps he and Cropsey can get together, talk real estate and start a coed basketball team. Speaking of snippets, ROBERT "GUS" REYNOLDS sends his regards from Hong Kong where he is working in Asian stock markets and opening a beach resort in the south ofThailand. He says to drop him a line if you plan to be in his part of the world, but he gives no address for his home, office or the proposed beach resort. Thanks a bunch, "Gus." I was all set to pack my sunblock #50 and bathing suit. Does the Class of 1979 get a special resort rate? Reynolds reports that JACK SLATTERY '81 is also over there "slaving" away in the stockmarkets. The alumni office has learned the following: ANDREW ESCOLL, M.D. notes that his daughter, Laurel, was two years old last December. Last, but not least, something in a spiritual vein. We have been notified that Trinity development writer and visiting lecturer in religion ANDREW WALSH has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation to earn him a doctorate from Harvard's "Program on the History of American Civilization." Andrew's dissertation is entitled "For Our City's Welfare: Building a Protestant Establishment in Late Nineteenth Century Hartford." Smells like a Gene Leach-Frank Kirkpatrick inspired effort to me. This column awaits chapter highlights to include at later dates. As for my contribution to the history and study of religion and American civilization, in November I spent five hours with a monastery of silent Trappistine nuns in Dubuque, Iowa making their world-famous caramels and mints. While caramels aren't their "calling," per se, these contemplatives function under the rule of sixth .:entury St. Benedict that dictates they shall make their way in the world with manual labor. And agriculture has largely been replaced by cottage food industry. This

monastery's "Founding House," by the way, is in Wrentham, Mass. For some really great candy: Trappistine Creamy Caramels, 8325 Abbey Hill, Dubuque, Iowa 52003. Deborah Cushman 1182 11th St., Apt. 30 West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Class Agents: Jane Terry Abraham Peter R. Ziesing

After 15 years in commercial banking, JOHN BEIR has shifted gears and become a small business owner. He recently purchased County Stationers, a 40-year old commercial office supply dealer located in Torrington, Conn. County Stationers' customers are located all along the western portion of Connecticut, from Fairfield County to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. JOHN CHANDLER and his family have moved from the United Kingdom to their new home in Atlanta, Ga. John is vice president/ marketing for Holiday Inn Hotels. They are very pleased to be in the States, and in Atlanta, but they note that they will miss the UK and their many friends there. WILLIAM ENGE"Ls Mapping

Mortality: The Persistence ofMemory and Melancholy in Early Modern England is the latest volume in the series Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture. In the March 1995 issue of Computer Shopper, ERIC GREYSTAD writes a column entitled, "Born To Install, Windows or Warp, I'd Rather Do It Myself" He describes his preference for installing software, rather than using the function, AutoPlay, introduced by Windows 95. FRANCES PLOUGH teaches at Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris, France where two of her three children attend. SANDRA RUFF YOUNG is staffing manager for Accountants Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif She writes that CHRIS LABAN attended her family's annual Christmas party. Anita Spigulis 182 Hill St. Holliston, Mass. 01746-2345 Class Agents: MarkA. Leavitt Elizabeth W. Parker Elizabeth Curtiss Smith


It's been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone. I don't have lots of news, but what news there is is of very high quality.

The Hartford Business journal featured comments from Hartford City Manager SAUNDRA KEE BORGES regarding goals for the city. Number one is job creation and retention. In addition, Borges is committed to rebuilding the city, supporting its neighborhoods and reforming the education system. CYNTHIA BLAKELEY reports, "I plan to graduate in May 1996 with a Ph.D. from Emory University's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (Atlanta, Ga.). My doctoral work has been in psychology and women's studies, and I will go into private practice after graduating." DUTCH BARHYDT was elected vice president of the Chittenden Insurance Agency, Inc. at the May 1995 board meeting. The alumni office notes that MARK ANDERSON has joined Russell Reynolds Associates and will be based in the firm's Houston office. He will focus on assignments for natural resources and industrial clients, as well as for those with general management needs in the United States and Latin America. I look forward to our Reunion in June, where I will pass the torch to the next Class Secretary. This has been a nice run! Penny Sutter Grote 19 Delaware Ave. Long Beach, N.Y. 11561 Class Agents: Timothy P. Henry John E O'Connell, Jr. Michael D. Reiner, Esq.

JEFF HILBURN of Seattle, Wash. sends the sad news of the death of DANA GIDDINGS (see In Memory). He writes, "In 1994 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Helped by the University of Washington Cancer Center, Dana won a new lease on life. She persevered through many operations and rehabilitation and her strength, faith and independence led her to declare that "94 and '95 are the best years of my life.' Throughout this Dana remained an inspiration to all around her." The College community extends sympathy to Dana's family and friends, and especially to Jeff

Jeff notes that he does a lot of theater, on both the professional and educational levels. Productions last sp~~~g inclu.ded "Cri~~s of the Heart, Les M1serables, The Heiress," and "Anything Goes." He enjoys living and working in Seattle and says he always looks forward to hearing from Trinity folks. When ALICE RON CONI was in Milan she enjoyed seeing friends from her days there as a student intern. Other news from Alice indicates that she has resigned from Ethel M. Chocolates to join Shonkwiler/M<trcoux Advertising where she is an account executive in client services. She notes that she is happy to be in her area of expertise which is marketing and on the "agency'' side of business. In addition, she enjoys working "normal" business hours. JOANNA SCOTT is pictured on the cover of a recent issue of Poets and Writers Magazine. In the magazine's article she mentions three professors with whom she worked at Trinity: Thalia Selz, Stephen Minot and Hugh Ogden. CHRIS and TRACEY CAESAR TOLERICO send their update from New Jersey. Chris is president and managing partner of his emergency medicine group in Freehold, and Tracey is busy driving their three kids (ages eight, six and four) around to gymnastics, soccer and softball practices. RHEA PINCUS TURTELTAUB has been promoted to director of planned and major gifts at D.C. L.A. Steven R. Andsager 1255 Cromwell Ln. Naperville, Ill. 60564 Class Agents: Victoria S. Aronow, Esq. Andrew S. Fox


DIANE RAPALUS BEIR writes, "John just bought County Stationers, a commercial office supplies company." SHELBY PUTNAM TUPPER '84 will be married in October in San Francisco. She says her "old friend, JONATHAN MAIN, (now in Japan with wife and two baby girls - he is a physician with the Navy) will attend the wedding. Just heard from him via phone! He's great." In addition, Shelby saw MICHAEL MUCHMORE when he was in New York. He's "doing very well as an editor at PC

Magazine." TIM MARTIN, the College's first graduate majoring in dance, is


An historian among the policymakers lice O'Connor '80 encountered history at J'rinity, and it changed her life. ''I'd always expected to study political science in college and everyone told me that I'd be a lawyer," said O'Connor, an expert on the history of public policy in the United States who recently joined the faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara after holding a series of posts at major foundations as a specialist on American social welfare policies. Since her graduation, O'Connor has returned to Trinity frequently, teaching classes and participating in panel discussions on campus. She also contributes her expertise generously. Trinity, for . example, sought her help in planning its first annual Urban Issues Forums, said J. Ronald Spencer '64, associate,dean of the faculty and one of O 'Connor's former teachers. She helped to shape the programs and to recruit a remarkable variety of academic experts, policymakers, citizen activists, and others to participate in the conferences.


"She knows the issues and the major figures in every scholarly discipline that deals with American cities and social welfare," Spencer said. "The history of American public policy has been a relatively neglected area, and Alice has made a very interesting place for herself right at the intersection of history; social scientific research, and public policy studies." Plainspoken, sociable, and enthusiastic, O'Connor says her undergraduate experience made an enormous and unexpected impact on her life and career. "When I got my freshman schedule in the mail, I was upset to discover that I hadn't gotten my first choice for a freshman seminar," she said. "To my dismay, they had put me instead in a class called Communism and Fascism taught by Jay West," she said. ''I'd had a horrible history education in high school but at Trinity I quickly learned that historical study offers a way of thinking about the world, not just a jumble of names and dates. "Historians just don't take the way things are for granted," she said. "They always begin by asking why things are the way they are. They always want to know how it got to be that way and what choices and forces contributed to the process." She was also delighted to discover that Trinity's faculty treated her as an adult, challenged her to stretch her capabilities, and offered her friendship and s~pport. "Midway through the

process, I suddenly realized that I was being taken seriously as a colleague, and not just as a student who wrote papers and took tests," said O'Connor, who pinpoints a memorable seminar in American history with professors Edward Sloan arid Ronald Spencer. AB a senior, O'Connor worked with Professor Eugene Leach on a thesis on Harriet Beecher Stowe, which involved extensive archival research at d1e Stowe-Day Foundation near campus. In the process, she decided to apply to graduate school in history. Her undergraduate experiences as editor of the Tripod were also important to her development. "I discovered that at Trinity the editorship is sort of a civic position. You instantly become one of the people on campus who are consulted about policy. For the first time, I began to think consciously about how institutions are run, how decisions are made, and how policy choices affect a whole range of things." Afrer Trinity, O 'Connor enrolled in a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University. After earning a master's degree, she decided to seek a less isolated and more active outlet for her energies. She took a leave of absence and helped to found and direct the Jefferson Foundation in Washington, D.C., an organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the American political tradition and which, under her guidance, developed a series of educational programs on the Constitution which is used in classrooms and community forums nationwide.

In 1985, O'Connor moved to the Ford Foundation, where she served;;; assistant director of a major interdisciplinary study of the American welfare system. While working at Ford, she completed her doctoral dissertation on the history of social scientific explanations for poverty in 20th-century America. In 1991, she moved to the Social Science Research Council to 'run its programs studying persistent urban poverty and international migration. From 1993 to 1995, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago. In most settings, she worked as virtually the sole professional historian in groups of social scientists. "I got the opportunity to learn a lot about the linkage between knowledge and policymaking. What I've ended up worrying about is the quality of knowledge that we bring to bear in current discussions of soda! . policy. Unfortunately, both professional social scientists and elected policymalcers are usually historically illiterate. "Very few people are trying to make the effort to see how broad historical forces shape our choices as a society and how past policy decisions still shape the present," she said. "Instead of this, we are seeing the fairly blatant use of myths about American history to furd1er policymaking agendas."

-Andrew Walsh 79


an indo:pendent choreographer now working in the Big Apple. He participated in the December performance celebration, "25 Years of Dance at Trinity," last fall. LAUREN NICLAS sends a newsy report: "All is well in my life. I am still working for Claire's Stores (almost seven years now) and haven't yet gotten tired of working in and around malls. My husband, David, and I have been spending much of our free time doing remodeling work on our home. It's a project that seems to have no end. However, during the summer months, we do try to spend as much time as possible out on our boat. "We get together with ELLEN TATTENBAUM and ALLEN LEPORE at least once a year. They are living in Hopewell, N.J. these days, so we try to find some mid way point between there and L.I. for us to meet. We've also seen MARLENE ARLING DUBE and her four-and-one-half-year-old daughter, Hillary, recently. They are still living in Plainville, Conn. Marlene recently became a general manager ofWheeler Clinic, also in Plainville. "I am occasionally in touch with JOE DEDOMENICO '85, who's still in Hamden, Conn., and with MICHAEL ZISKIND '84. Mike works in Washington, D.C. and lives in Arlington, Va., though it seems that he spends a great deal of time in Europe also. His most recent postcard was from Turkey." LOIS RUDERMAN LAZAR has been with Hewlett-Packard since 1989. In 1996, she became business manager for HP's video communications division, where she manages third-party supplier relationships. She and her husband, Tony, are enjoying their son, Alexander, who was born in April 1995. EDWARD SHARP has been named visiting assistant professor of history at Guilford College. BRUCE ZAWODNIAK writes, "My college roommates and I all became proud parents of our second child in 1995." BILL ZIDELIS and ANGELOS O RFANOS are the new fathers (see Births). Bill works for the sheriff's office at the Worcester County Courthouse and Angelos is employed by a commercial shipping firm in New York. Bruce practices law in New Britain, Conn. He says that they "met up with TOM MCKEOWN and CHUCK PETRIDIS last summer. Mickey is in sales for the computer software company ADOBE Fonts out of Dallas, and Chuck is living the

international life in Milan as the chief financial officer for MCA. The last we heard ofTOM MERRILL was that he was sailing up the East Coast." Class Agents: Margot C. Blattmann Charles S. Ingersoll, Jr. Bruce C. Silvers, Esq.

TRACEY BENNETT FISHER is completing first-year studies at The Dickinson School of Law. SHELBY PUTNAM TUPPER is engaged to marry Erich Moser in October in San Francisco and NANCY B. MEADE will officiate. Shelby notes that "business is booming. We've recently added 1,000 square feet and two new employees to my design and advertising company, Shelby Designs." She often sees DEA FREDRICK in the city and reports that Dea is doing very well as a fashion model. She travels worldwide, "looking smashing!" JIM NEILSEN and Deborah Lieberman were married in White Plains, N.Y. on Sept. 23, 1995. Trinity alums in attendance were CARL ROSEN, DAVID BURZILLO, SARAH ANDERSON BURZILLO '85, LAURA BROWN DIGRAVIA, KEITH WAEHRER '85, MARGARET SOLTYSIK-ESPANOLA '87 and her husband, Wil So!tisyk-Espanola (matriculated 1980). Also at the festivities was a man with a brief Trinity connection, one Tony Foley, an exchange student from England who was "beneath the elms" for 1983. Tony, who now works in Dubai, U.A.E., won the award for greatest distance traveled. Jim now lives in Framingham, Mass. Jane Melvin Mattoon 2535 N. Orchard St., #IN Chicago, Ill. 60614 Class Agents: Salvatore Anzalotti III Stephen J. Tall

No matter where you live, winter '96 has been a bummer. Even typically mild Atlanta has been caught in old man winter's grasp this year! OK, I know this isn't a weather report so on to the other stuff ... ALY GELLER sent news from San Francisco where she has been living for the past three years. Aly is in love with the city where she pro-


duces a radio news program and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors. Hopefully, she'll have a chance to catch up with and help acclimate another recent transplant, CATHY LEWIS, who left New York in January to continue her career in advertising on the West Coast. Back on the East Coast, KATHLEEN O'CONNOR BOELHOUWER and husband, MARK '83, have finally "left campus," okay, Fairfield Avenue anyway, for a new home in Farmington, Conn. Congratulations and Happy Moving In! TED COXE has been appointed the new treasurer of the Philadelphia Area Alumni/ae Association, taking over from B. GRAEME ("TERRY") FRAZIER III '57, who held the post for the past 15 years. H. SCOTT POOLE has begun first-year studies at The Dickinson Law School. Good luck with the next two years! On the baby front, we have news of two additions. ANN PROCTOR O'KEEFFE writes that she and her husband have a new son, Colin Paine O 'Keeffe, born on July 12, 1995. LISA BROWN WENS BERG and husband, Ander, welcomed their second child, a son, Dan Anderson Wensberg, on Sept. 21, 1995. Congratulations to both families. The alumni office notes that SONIA PLUMB presented an original pastoral symphony in dance at Christ Church Cathedral Theater last fall. The performance received rave reviews in The Hartford Courant. In addition, Sonia participated in the Studio 47 dance series at the College in February. Sonia has opened a new dance studio in downtown Hartford. EVELYN NOONAN was married last October (see Weddings). She is working for Andersen Consulting in their technology group. MARC CHABOT writes: "STEVE 'Spa Boy' KISH, Ted 'Ski Boy' Coxe and Marc 'Insert favorite derogatory nickname here' Chabot visited TRICIA 'Loving Life' MAXON in Telluride for a week of skiing and generai debauchery in February. Ted, in an unusually 'exuberant' mood, managed to entertain an entire restaurant with a solo rendition of the Trinity fight song (a song that Trish, Steve and Marc had never heard) and received a well deserved ovation. In addition, "Neath the Elms' was heard on more than one occasion (that's the problem when one goes on vacation with two a cappella singers)."

Well that's all the news that's fit to print. Hope this finds everyone well and happy. Alison Berlinger Holland 2339 Delverton Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30338 Class Agents: Marc A. Chabot John T. Wilson

The government affairs group of Hartford law firm, Murtha, Cullina, Richter and Pinney, hired State Capitol veteran KIMBERLY CROWLEY to serve as a government affairs consultant. Kim was director of research for the Senate Republicans and is a former member of the Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. STEVE GILLIS, a graduate student at George Washington University in the Elliot School of International Affairs, lives in Arlington, Va. In addition, he is a project manager for the Environmental Export Council in Washington, D.C. The E.E.C. is a business development trade association that promotes the export of U.S. technologies and services and has about 140 member companies. LISA IANNONE has been promoted to general sales manager at Hobson Associates in Southington, Conn. DOUGLAS KLINGER has been appointed senior vice president, distribution and development at CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services in Hartford. Elizabeth Heslop Sheehy 2512 N. Lexington St. Arlington, Va. 22207 Class Agent: John C. Stratakis

Once again, I have to say hats off to you ... you've been sending me letters! Keep up the good work. It makes my job as faithful Class Secretary so much easier! Now that I am finally receiving mail, I just want to explain that there often will be considerable lag in between the time I receive your letters versus when you see your news appear in the Reporter. This is simply a result of the Reporter's publication deadlines and production schedule. On March 9, MURPHY and I hosted a baby shower for BILL and LISA CADETTE DETWILER who expected their first baby in April. We had a great turnout,


(right) CHARLOTTE BURBANK '84 and Ben Fiorentino were married on Oct. 7, 1995 in Plymouth, Mass. Trinity alumni attending were: (1. to r.) Tim Burbank '87, Brad Burbank, Chrl.tie Chase '88, Geoffe Greene '87, Debby Vlnnit:k Tesler '84, Doug Burbank '85, bride, groom, John Hodge '55, Pat Coulter, Sarah Burbank '99, James Coulter '53, Chris Sullivan '83, William Shanon, Bouldin Burbank, Jr. '55.

(left) WILUAM DUNNING '88 and Catherine Biddle were married on June 17, 1995 in Jamestown, R.I. Trinity alumnl/ae attending were: (front roa; I. to r.) Chrl.topher Cloney '88, David Betts '88, David Lloyd '88, Chri.topher Wright '59, Laura Cooper '90, Peter Dunning '59, bride, groom, Andrew Zimmerman '88, David Lemons '88; (second roa; I. tor.) James Harper '87, John Biddle '50; (third roa; I. to r.) Brett Wolman '88, John Tindall '88, Tom Wyckoff '88, Lynn Day Lasry '85, Rodney Day '62, Maura Clatfc '88, Erin Clarke '88, Kelly Nash '90, Andrew Pitts '88, Hutch Robbins '88.

(right) JENNIFER BREWSTER '88 and Bret Jordan were married on Sept. 9, 1995 on Martha's VIneyard. Trinity alumnl/ae attending were: (first roa; I. to r.) Nate Allen '87, Natalie Perkins Bartlett '87, Suzanne Curley '89, David Brew.ter '63, bride, groom, Nan Campbell Bussey '89; (second roa; I. tor.) David Jessup '87, Steven Poskanzer '88, Laura von Seldenet:k Prochnitlk '88, Jennifer Blum '88, Usa Kenny Allen '88, Chri.topher lmrey '89, Kate Simonds McKee '86, Jeff Yaeger '88; (third row, I. to r.) Ula Morris Hyde '89, Elizabeth Hosler Voudourls '88, Isabelle Parsons Loring '87, /an Loring '88, Judge McKee '87; (fourth roa; I. tor.) Peter Voudouris '87, Rebecca Je&ma Freytag '88, VIrginia Spahr Keator '88, Tara Tracey Taylor '88; (fifth row; 1. to r.) Gavin Freytag '89, Robert Relsldn '88, Robert Hopkins '88, Chris Smith '89, Don Freytag '88, Jim Beakey '89, Matthew Keator '88, John Emery '89.

(right} KIMBERLY COURSEN 'BB and Dougfas Parker were numled on June 4, 1995 In Orleans, Mass. Trinity alumni/ee attending were: (ffrst ~ I. to r.) Franklin (Beau) Coui'Sfln '56, Wendy Carlson · cataldo 'BB, Gina Gewant Doyle 'BB, groom, brfde, Erin Clark 'BB (kneeling}, Donald Scott 'IS6; (second ro~ 1. tor.} Joe Cataldo 'BB, Dan Ward '87, Leslie Chvatal watd 'BB, Jennifer Goffman 'BB, Elizabeth Van l.anen 'BB, Mary Ambrogio 'BB, Susan Tiffany 'BB, SUsan Till '88, Kristy Gebhardt Macoy '88, Mike Doyle '87. (below) WIWAM WASHBURN '84 and MARY ELIZABETH DELMONICO '89 were married on May 20, 1995 In East Hampton, N.Y. Trinity alumnl/ae attending were: (1. to r.} Daniel Consolatore '90, William Detwiler '85, James Frankel '83, Michael Poe '90, John Conway '85, Nicole Jo#Jnson '89, Stephen O'Brian '85, Jonathan Wicks '84, Sarah Za}chowsld Kreidler '89, Edward Benkert '84, Julie Overeynder '89, bride, Mark Tiedemann '84, groom, Usa Shapiro '89, William Gregg '84, Usa Weinberger '89, Townsend Ziebold '84, Benjamin Delllllonlco '97, Julie Breene Zlebold '85, John Albollno '84.

KRISTIN CUMMINGS '90 and Matk Palmer were married on Sept. 23, 1995 In Weston, Mass. Trinity alumni/a• attending were: (seated, I. to r.} Lynn Frasclone '90, Gina Tarallo Ribaudo '90, Jennifer Horesta '91, Usa Tomlinson '90; (standing, I. to r.} Brian Nusom '90, MaryAnn Nusom '92, Marie Dempsey '90, Sue Davidson Talbot '90, Denise Chicoine Hoell '90, bride, groom, Unda DIPaolo Jones '90, Corinne Walsh Peterson '90, Ron Goodman

'90, Tom Schaefer '90.



especially among the members of our Class. ISABELLE and IAN '88 LORING had just a short drive over from their home in Dedham. Isabelle is still working part-time at the Harvard University Art Museum, and taking care of their daughter, Eliza. JOHN MONTGOMERY and his wife, Suzie, came up from Rowayton, Conn. John is currently working for Morgan Stanley in N.Y. C. DR. INGRID KOTCH ROWLAND came from Philadelphia, where she is in her first year of her ob/gyn residency. DAVE JESSUP came out of hiding for a night of fun, and to take a break from writing his thesis in alternative energy. PAM INGERSOLL took a break from her studies at B.C. (she will receive a master's in social work this spring). PETER and BIZ '88 VOUDOURIS came all the way from Cleveland, and brought their son, P.J. (who spent the whole weekend being beat up by not-solittle Little Murphy). Peter and Biz are expecting their second baby in July. But GINNY VOGEL YONCE and her husband, Clay, win the award for the greatest distance traveled, coming all the way from Wayzata, Minn. They brought along their baby boy, Sam, to meet all their Trinity friends for the first time. What a cute little baby! I just received a note from Bill, who I think is still a little shell-shocked at the prospect of us all as parents. As he so eloquently put it, "people who were only recently regular users of 'boot buckets' are now posing as heads of multiple child households. Here we go!" Speaking of babies, KATE RODGERS SMITH and her husband, MAX '86, just had their second child, a boy, named Winn. Two of Kate's neighbors are also expecting their second children this spring. BETSEY SMITH HASH is due in April, and DAVID and LISA MCNAMARA HUGHES are expecting in May. As you know, I have started what I call the "game show" portio,n of Class Notes, where I randomly choose classmates and ask them to write in. Well, blessed be, it actually worked! The first person to respond was ARNIE AMORE, who said he was certainly surprised to see his name in the Reporter. In a nutshell, here is what Arnie has been doing for the past eight years. After Trinity, he did some teaching for a year. He then took a little time off before attending the University of Connecticut School of Law. He graduated in 1991 and passed the Bar. Arnie then went on



Jane Swift '87: Congressional bid holds promise of more ~firsts' When Jane M. Swift '87 was elected to her first term in the Massachusetts Senate in 1990 at age 25, she was the youngest woman ever to serve in that governing body. Now, in her third term representing 45 cities and towns in the Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin District, the Republican is running for V.S. Representative in the First Congressional District.

If she wins the seat held by Silvio Conte (R路Pittsfield) for 33 years, she will be the first woman from Berkshire County, only the fourth woman from Massachusetts, and the first woman since 1982 to serve in Congress from the state. Swift, a North Adams native, announced her candidacy in February, citing the need for strong leadership on the federal level as the primary reason for her congressional bid. Swift said she first ran for the Massachusetts Senate in 1990 "because the fiscal health of Massachusetts was in cardiac arrest. We had a budget deficit of 1.9 billion dollars and... taxes were being raised by billions of dollars." In the State Senate she serves on the Commerce and Labor, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Post Audit and Oversight, and Telecommunications and Technology Committees. She also has served on the Ways and Means, Energy, Education, and Banks and Banking Committees. In 1993, she was named to the Minority Leadership team in the Senate. An American studies major at Trinity, she is a North Adams native and recipient of numerous awards from area organizations, including the Berkshire Community College President's Award for integrity and advocacy on behalf of economic development, tourism, and public education.

to work as a court clerk in the Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. for a few years to get some courthouse experience. In July '95 Arnie opened his own firm, practicing general law, in Madison, Conn. He is loving being his own boss! Arnie hears from RICK HAYBER '85 every now and then, and speaks with STEVE MILLER '84 quite often. DAN WEICK recently wrote to Arnie to let him know that he and his wife, Laura, were expecting their second child. Dan is a banker, living in Pennsylvania. NANCY HOCHSTIM GOLDBERG also responded to my "where are you" plea. Nancy moved back to Dallas (where she grew up) in 1990. She married Michael Goldberg in 1991, and they just had their first baby. Emily Rose was born on June 20, 1995 and is "a joy." Nancy was running a chain of sock stores that her sister started, but she is now at home with Emily. An'other "where are you" contestant that I heard from was ALEX STEIN. Alex had been working at Pratt & Whitney (since graduation) being a "computer nerd with the likes of MARTHA NOWICKI and

PETE BRADLEY." He left Pratt & Whitney in July for a job at IBM in the client server marketing (more computer nerd stuff, he informs me) team, in the Hartford office. Alex's big news, however, was his marriage to his girlfriend of seven years, Rise (pronounced Reesa). They married in February of'95, had a ball at their wedding, then honeymooned in Aspen. Among the Trinity grads attending were KEN THOMAS, CHRIS and ANNE BAKER HYLAND, Pete Bradley and EMILY MILLER '89 and NANCY SENICK '85. Alex and Rise are now building a home in Chester, Conn. In addition to providing me with a great update on his own life, he was kind enough to "tattle" on a few classmates. Ken Thomas was married in August to Pamela Anderson (and to think I thought she married Tommy Lee!) . Alex said their wedding was a great party with a slew of Trinity alums present. Ken got up with the band and did an Elvis Costello song. Ken and Pamela went to Bermuda for their honeymoon. Alex said that "although Ken has a respectable full-time job, he is also part owner

of Zipper recording studio in Boston with PETE WEISS '88 and another fellow." Alex also reported that Chris and Anne Baker Hyland had their second son, this past spring. Their first son, Jake, is about three now. Chris is still working at Lotus and Anne is a full-time mom. JEFF USEWICK was married last fall to his girlfriend, Maria, and honeymooned in England. They are currently living in North Carolina. Alex also runs into IAN BRODIE quite frequently. Alex, you promised to come out of hiding more often, and I certainly hope so. This was an awesome update. Thank you! I also received a letter from MARA ELSER. She did not appear on the "where are you" list, but wrote "to avoid appearing on the dreaded list." After graduation, Mara received a master's in Italian language and literature from Middlebury, which has a schopl in Florence, It;i!y. Mara said the program was really tough but one of the most interesting and rewarding years of her life. She returned to Florence, where she has been living for almost two years now. M_ara


writes .that "living in Italy is character-building to say the least, and since good jobs for Americans are few and far between, I may be heading back to New York by next fall. It has been fun, though, experiencing the 'dolce vita.' Italians like to enjoy life, and it makes me think that Americans should learn to slow down a bit." How true! Mara recently spoke to LAUREN LOVETT, who, since graduarion has received her master's degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College in Boston. She is currently living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (sounds good to me right about now) where she teaches school. Mara writes that "BONNIE ALENDER CARR and MONICA HUANG WU are both well" but she was not able to reach them on her brief visit home for official Reporter info. I received an awesome letter from my old buddy, JAMIE HARPER. He said my pleadings in the Trinity Reporter filled him with sympathy so he decided to write. Jamie is doing some amazing things! Jamie, I guess you learned a lot more while we were in Rome than I did. I must have spent too much time with Suor Mauria watching "Blue Thunder" with Italian subtitles, and partying it up with Judith. (Sorry about the inside jokes, folks. BOB EDMUNDS and DAVE STEDT might appreciate them, though.) Jamie has recently returned from a month and a half in Rome, where he was doing research for his dissertation which he is writing for a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. The dissertation is, in a general sense, about art and politics in 17th-century Rome. In a specific sense it deals with a tapestry series of the life of Pope Urban VIII. Jamie was recently in Boston at the Fogg Museum as part of the annual College Art Association Conference (the CAA is the prime professional association of art historians in the country). He gave one of the addresses on the "Installation of the Series. " Jamie lived in Rome for two years ('93-'95) returning to Philadelphia in June. While in Rome, Jamie saw quite a bit of Franca Camiz, Livio Pestilli and Valentino Pace (all part ofTrinity's program in Rome) . Jamie also did some lecturing for Trinity's Elderhostel program in Rome as well. Now that he is back in the States, Jamie has a one-year post as a lecturing fellow at the National Gallery of Art (all D.C. alums are encouraged to come attend these public lectures, although Jamie's

stint will probably be up at the time of publication). Jamie sees a few classmates now and then, including David and Lisa McNamara Hughes, BILL HATCH and JOHN DALSHEIM. He also sees JOHN and SALLY YOUNG '88 SIMKISS frequently. John and Jamie are both now singing with the Orpheus Club. Jamie also recently saw STEPHANIE BLESSEY LILLEY. I also received a letter from NANI MARCHAND. Nani's been married for four years now to Ariel Caro, an attorney. They have a baby boy, Ernesto Ariel Caro Marchand, born on July 3 1, 1994. Nani is currently on the "mommytrack," working every day until 1:00 p.m., then playing "mami" the rest of the day. Nani sounds very happy and totally in love with her little baby (and husband!). Nani occasionally sees JUAN SALICHS (a lawyer), MANUEL DELTORO (a doctor), and ARTURO VALLDEJULY (banker) . Thank you for the update, Nani. EVERETT SUSSMAN dropped me a note. He is now an attorney and has opened his own office in Fairfield, Conn. He was recently elected president of the Fairfield Bar Association. Congratulations. He can be reached at EGS, and would enjoy hearing from other alums. CARY LYFORD SELF wrote me a great letter packed full of news. Thanks much. At the time that she wrote, Cary was on maternity leave. She and her husband, JOHN SELF, welcomed a little boy, Kellen Charlton Self, into the world on Sept. 20, 1995. John is working at Norwest Financial Services in public finance, and Cary is working at Entertainment and Sports Insurance Experts (ESIX), both located in downtown Denver. Cary is a sports broker and provides insurance for professional and amateur teams and individuals. John and Cary bought 10 acres up in the mountains and are looking forward to building a cabin soon. How awesome. Also living in Denver is STEFFANIE CLOTHIER MCCLINTOCK. She is in her third year at the University of Denver's law school. Cary was kind enough to provide me with updates on several classmates. Over the summer, Cary and John met up on the Outer Banks in North Carolina with Ted and MO NEYLON MCNAMARA (from Chicago), JEN NAHAS and her husband, Paul (from Boston), Dan and PATTY CHEN


MORlUS (from Houston), Andy and KATHY LAWLOR MORlUSSEY (from Connecticut), and KIM DITALLO. LINCOLN and NANCY GOLDING PURDY had a little girl, Emilee Rose, in March 1995 and they are living in Franklin, Mass. Nearby are Phil and ROBIN WENTZ CHISHOLM. Robin is currently teaching elementary school, and they were expecting a baby this spring. SUSAN BABCOCK has started her first year at Stanford Business School. JULIE KIM and her fiance, Steve Sanderson, bought a house in Norfolk, Mass. They are planning a September '96 wedding in New York. Julie reports that AURA DESCHAMPS was expecting a baby in the spring. MARION HAMBLETT HEUBNER and her husband, Phil, had a baby boy, Kyle Elliott, on Feb. 8, 1995. They live in Simsbury, Conn., and Marion teaches sixth grade in Suffield, Conn. JULIE BERNSON has lefi: her job at Clark Gallery and is curreritc ly the administrative director of the Revolving Museum in Boston, and working in the education department of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. She is also consuiting for Gateway Crafts, a program for artists with disabilities. SUSANNE HUPFER is working on her doctorate at Yale in computer science. DAVID RUBINGER has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Also an editor is JODY ROLN ICK. She is the publisher of the Cottage Grove Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in western Oregon. On June 26 Jody and her husband, Christian Wihtol, had a son, Gabriel Max. Congratulations. The alumni office received this report from ROBIN SCULLIN: "After finishing my master's degree in public policy at George Washington, I have started a new job (as of October) in media relations at C-SPAN. With the primaries already heating up, campaign '96 is at full throttle and it is great being at the heart of election coverage at work. I'm looking forward to the conventions in Chicago and San Diego, both in August. D.C. is full offellow Trinityites and I've seen CHRIS LARS IN and others in Georgetown. My biggest accomplishment of 1996 to date (as of February): I waited for three hours in 20 degree weather and got into the Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery. It was worth the wait! H ello to all."

As for us, we are all doing well, and reveling (not!) in the fact that we had the snowiest winter of the century (over 100 inches) here in Boston. Murphy and I took a trip to the Caribbean in December (without the bambini) which was wonderful. We also took a nice trip to Florida with the kiddies in tow which was a lot of fun, too. So we did manage to see some sunshine and warmth this winter. This winter also brought big career changes for Murphy. An old colleague of his, who is currently the chief investment officer at Fleet Investment Advisors, made Murphy the proverbial "offer he couldn't refuse." So he closed up shop at Bantam Management and is now the managing director of equity trading and derivative products for Fleet. He really enjoys his position, but is working very long hours and feeling the weight of his new responsibilities. In time, though, he is optimistic that things will settle down a bit. And now for the game show... WHERE ARE YOU? ... ROSS BUCHMUELLER, BILL E. CUNNINGHAM, BILL W. CUNNINGHAM, STEPHANIE DO ROSKO, WENDY GOODRICH, JEANNE HOPKINS, SEAN KERSHAW, PRISCILLA PAYNE, MARIA RODRIGUEZ and TYLER VARTENIGIAN? Please, one and all, keep those letters coming. It is great to hear from everybody. Happy Spring! Nanny Tellier VanderVelde 48 Radcliffe Rd. Wellesley, Mass. 02181-6623 Class Agents: David J. Blattner III Pamela E Ingersoll Judith Seibert Schall Anthony A. Sirianni

m ..

Okay, as I dig out from the zillionth snowstorm to hit Boston this winter, I am realizing that I haven't heard from too many peopie. Maybe you are all hibernating and will wake up refreshed and ready to write me come spring. Here's what I've got to share so far: As usual, I'll start in Boston (not that I am biased). BRYANT MCBRIDE came to town in January with his wife, Tina, for the NHL All-Star Game. He took me, BOB LOEBER and Bob's dad to some official parties and to the game itself at the Fleet Center along with former trustee TOM DIBENEDETTO '71 and ERNIE HADDAD '60. It was a great




evening and it was fun to spend time together again. Bob has not lost his sense of humor so the evening was extremely entertaining. Bob is working in marketing services for Scitex in Bedford, Mass. and living in Newton. News from him includes that DAVID PROVOST and his wife, Allison, welcomed a daughter, Sara Collins Provost, on Dec. 2; KEVIN ROBINSON is engaged to a native of Germany and they have moved there. MIKE ANDERSON is married and practicing law here in Boston. DON FRONZAGLIA is a production manager for The Monitor Company in Cambridge, Mass. and has just moved into a new home in Lakeville with his wife, Diane, and their two chi!dren, Justine (four) and Jennifer (one). I ran into NANCY SPALDING on the street one cold morning, but it wasn't too cold for her to show me her new engagement ring. She and Scott Gray plan to be married on Oct. 5 in Chatham. She is currently managing the Boston Retail Investor Center for Scudder, Stevens & Clark and working on her MBA at night at Babson. EMMY WHOOLEY and her husband, Kevin, are still living in Boxford, Mass. They welcomed second son, Sean Patrick, in September of 1995. JOANNE PALANDRO is finishing her last year at New England School of Law in June 1996. She and I visited with LISA GODEK last November while she was in Boston for a visit. Lisa is working towards her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and recently published her first paper. It certainly seemed like old times to have her back. Finally, rumor has it Mike and GINA GEWANT DOYLE are returning to Boston no details on that yet. '88ers are still hanging out in Connecticut in force. KRISTY GEBHARDT MACOY had a baby recently. She is living in Southport, Conn. BRENDAN SHEA is vice president of the Conn. Valley Data Administrators Management Association in Hartford. TIM WENTWORTH is running a "country'' law practice in Lebanon and has two little boys, John and Sam. AMY PECK is working towards her master's at Southern Connecticut State University. WILSON and SUSAN WINNICK DINIELLI are living in Norwalk with their three-yearold, Allison. Susan is a full-time mom and Wilson is a security analyst in New York City with Advest. NANCY BARRY reports from N.Y.C. that DOROTHY SALES is


living in the Ukraine for the next year or so and would appreciate news from here. Her address is: Ukraine/348055 Lugansk, Oktiaberskaia St. 4, Regional Institute of Management, Dorothy Sales, The Ukraine. MATT DONAHUE graduated from Duke University with his master's in English and is the chairman of the English department at The Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. JENNIFER ROEDER KEARNEY is working at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, a subsidiary of PaineWebber in N.Y.C. and is living in Ossining, N.Y. with her husband, Bob. LISA ALVAREZCALDERON is human resources director for CIGNA Group Insurance and is living in Cherry Hill, N.J. She is engaged to Kevin Cox. ED CROWTHER received his master's from Georgia Tech in industrial engineering. H e is moving to Washington, D .C. From farther-flung ports .. .DEBORAH OWEN is completing her Ph.D. in American studies at the College ofWilliam and Mary. She is also interning at the American Studies Association. DON and BECKY JELSMA FREYTAG are settled in Louisville with baby, Charlotte. Don was recently promoted to associate brand manager for Southern Comfort by BrownForman Beverages. PETER MORRIS finished his master's degree in international development at The American University in Washington. He spent a year with the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Programs. H e is now moving to Rio de Janeiro to start a business in recycling computer components. ROBERT CHACE has finished a tour with the U.S. Navy and is moving from Honolulu to the Denver area. JEFF BASKIES wrote me a great report from south Florida. He attended SEAN MCHUGH's wedding in November and other guests included DEAN ANDREWS, Bryant McBride, BOBBY UGOLIK and CHUCK BUNNELL '89. Dean is engaged and is working for Bank of Boston in Connecticut; Bobby is still working in his fam ily business in Hamden, Conn. and has two kids; and Chuck is working for Senator Dodd and is also engaged. Jeff and his wife, Nancy, have just celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Jessica Marie Baskies. T he alumni office received a copy of the November issue of USAir Magazine from RICHARD

STOCKTON '60, whose company publishes the periodical. The magazine contains a feature story eptitied, "Squash: How and where to play the other softball," by JUSTIN MCCARTHY '93. Included with the article is a photograph of Justin playing squash with ELLIE PIERCE who, according to Stockton, may be headed for the Olympics! MARK JAMILKOWSKI married Sandra Hind at the Chapel on Sept. 3, 1994. They are now living in a new home in W indsor, Conn. Mark writes that he left Aetna after eight years to join Conning & Co. as an HMO equity analyst. ALEXIS SPANOS JACKSON moved from New Hampshire to Germantown, Md. in August. She works at Potomac Elementary School as the director of the before and after school program. She enjoys living in the nation's capital, but misses New England. ROB ROSCIGNO received his Ph.D. from the department of cancer biology at Duke University. He is employed by CATO Research, a clinical research organization in The Research Triangle Park, N.C. H e and his wife, NANCY ZARRA ROSCIGNO, live in Chapel Hill with their two children, Nicole (three) and Frank (one). "Visitors welcome!" they say. In February, PAM BOULTON participated in a poetry reading with Professor Hugh Ogden at the Enfield Public Library. Well that's all I have to report. Keep writing - or calling. Unfortunately, I'm not high-tech enough to be found on the informarion superhighway. (Editor's Note: The February issue contained information about MARK DAVIS but attributed it incorrectly to WARD BRIGHAM. We regret the error and apologize to both Mark and Ward. T he correct information follows.) MARK DAVIS has completed a national public affairs fellowship with the Coro Foundation. This extremely competitive program enabled him to meet and work with New York C ity's most powerful public individuals and institutions. Of the many important events he worked on during the past year, the most memorable was his assignment at the president's office of the New York Public Library during the local festivity of its centennial celebration. Over the course of many events at the Library as part of its week-long eelebration, he met Brooke Astor, Vartan Gregorian, Barbara Walters, Gay T alese, Betty Shabazz, Reynolds Price, Kitty Carlisle Hart,

Brendan Gill, Rurh Westheimer, Wendy Wasserstein, LeRoy Neiman, Ron Silver, Marian McPartland, Betty Friedan and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Now that the program is over, he's working the network to arrange interviews with several contacts and is very excited for a career in cuitural affairs. Mark reminds fellow Class members to notifY the alumni office of any changes in their status. It's important for records and for friends who want to renew acquaintances, he writes. Wendy A. Goldstein 293 Marlborough St., Apt. 1 Boston, Mass. 021 16 Class Agents: Constantine G. Andrews Nancy E. Barry Mark B. Davis Lisa Trocki Smith

Cl So, what's new? H ere's what's new! This past Halloween, we paid a visit to our nation's capital, along with AMY PAULSON and VICTO RIA ARTHAUD. Victoria (of Arlington, Va.) is an attorney and has become a tri-athlete and a condo owner; she and her husband. JON KULOK, just bought a townhouse. Amy (also of Arlington, Va., but not living with Jon and Vic) is a research associate for the Washington office of the Illinois General Assembly. When she's not furnishing her Martha Stewartesque apartment with nifty items from Crate and Barrel, she's either checking her e-mail or running marathons. GRETCHEN BULLARD FRASER (of Chicago) wrote us to share her big news. She earned her master's and is an occupational therapist, plus she and Tobin were married in September. Those in attendance included bridesmaids, NAN CAMPBELL BUSSEY and MOLLIE VERBECK '90. Last fall, MARA BUXBAUM was featured in a Cosmopolitan anide titled, "Still in their 20s, and look what they've accomplished!" The piece describes Mara's work at "PMK, the premier talent publicity house," where she has made her way from receptionist to a senior account executive. Keep up the good work! JENNIFER HYLAND '90 and PAUL FURIGAY (of Pittsburgh) weremarried June 17,1995 and there were plenty of '89ers there to celebrate the occasion, including: SUE KLUIBER, JAY FLEMMA,


LYDIA BABBITT, CHRIS JOHNSON and MOLLY ANATHAN. Following the Hyannisport wedding and reception, the couple spent a monthlong honeymoon touring Central America. Both are currently in school- Jennifer for nursing, and Paul for medicine. SARA MOGER (of Manchester, Conn.) is working nights as an English-as-a second-language instructor in Wethersfield, and announces that her daughter, Hannah, has a new playmateher younger brother, Alexander, born in May of 1995. One night in February, we had dinner with MICHELLE MORRISSEY (of]ackson Heights, N.Y.) and her fiance, John Kim. They are both in the radiation therapy department of Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, and led us on a tour of the facilities - pretty neat sruff, glad we were just visiting, though. Michelle and John will be tying the knot this June. The next weekend, we caught up with a few Boston '89ers. MATT and Marilyn MAGINNISS (of Lexington, Mass.) were our gracious hosts (thanks for everything!). They are allegedly expecting their second child soon, but since we have never met their son, Christopher, we cannot confirm this rumor. That Sunday, we met up with CRAIG RASMUSSEN '88, who is with Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Mass. Razz has been bitten by the snowboarding bug, and spends all of his free time on the slopes. He reports that ANDY WARREN and his wife have returned from a yearlong visit to Israel and have settled in the Boston area. KEN ROSSO graduated from Syracuse University's College of Law, and recently became an associate with Bond, Scheneck & King, LLP. ELIZABETH SORENSEN (of Avon, Conn.) writes that she has a new job and is now a human resources director for the specialty health division of Aetna's Health Plan. MARIANNE CARLSTROM SULLIVAN ,(of New Windsor, N .Y.) and her husband, Mike, are both teaching and enjoying their new house. She reports that KATE DILLON (of Denver) has her own medical/pharmaceutical advertising firm. The alumni office has heard from PATRICIA MARCIANO who has graduated from Harvard Business School and works as a product manager for Cox Communications in Atlanta, Ga.


Thanks for all your alumni news! Keep it coming.... Ciorsdan Conran and Robert Cummings 1015 Washington St., #4 Hoboken, N.J. 07030 Internet: America Online: Ciorsdan (or Hoda) Class Agents: Katherine C. Agnew Emily A. Miller Edmund G. Woods III

I woke up on a crowded Tunisian street with a bad hangover, wearing a suit I did not recognize. I looked around. In the distance, I thought I saw OTIS BRYANT, the famed social studies teacher and newly licensed Baptist minister from Long Island. But I was wrong. This was going to be an adventure not even MELISSA GOLD, well-known litigation defense attorney for Chemical Bank in New York, could get me out of I thought back to the last thing she had told me; CHRISTINE DISTEFANO had married, and Missy had smuggled me a picture. Perhaps it was a clue. I quickly assembled myself. The suit fit well. The first step in a situation like this was to call headquarters. I spoke with my boss, Christman Henderer, son of SANNA and JEFF HENDERER. Jeff, I knew, had recently started his residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Mian1i. So even though his son was only born in September 1995, I knew he'd have his father's eyes. Christman gurgled my orders: meet GREG MILBOURNE at the Moscow Aerostar Hotel. Greg was an operative for the Rosenbluth Co., and always welcomed fellow Trinity classmates to contact him. I called the number 7(095) 9460198. A woman's voice answered the phone. I recognized it immediately. It was GINA RIBAUDO. Don't recognize the name? Maybe you know her pseudonym: GINA TARALLO. ''Ah, Gina, getting married in June 1995 and cleverly changing your name," I said. "Never mind that. Just remember two things. I'm a product manager for BayBank in Waltham... And NEVER call me TARALLO RIBAUDO!" I hung up. It was time to pull out all the

Eric Taubenhelm '91 and Judy Sandford '89 finished the 1996 London Marathon in April to raise a combined $7,77S for the Leukemia Society of America's New York City Chapter. Team members participate in honor of a patient and raise funds to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. Eric works as a highyield analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York City and ran his second manrthon in 3:30. Judy is director of creative services for the Leukemia Society of America and walked her first marathon in 6:31. For information on participation or sponsorship call 1-BOD-9SS4LSA or contact the Web site

stops. I called LISA GALIPO, the well-known social worker at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. I faxedALANAJEYDEL, the adjunct professor of political science at North Carolina State University. I sent a carrier pigeon to HEIDI WISBACH, my old nemesis, who is getting her MBA at the University of Chicago. But they were too taken by the news of JENNIFER HYLAND's marriage to PAUL FURIGAY '89 to respond. Alas. I walked into a nearby hospital to have a minor wound looked at. DR. DAVID WEINSTEIN was there, on leave from his residency at Children's Hospital in Boston. He called over his new wife, GERALDINE MUNSAYAC WEINSTEIN, the chief resident of the department of dental medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. They laughed in my face. "If you were Gina Tarallo Ribaudo, maybe we'd help," David said. I had one last chance. Only a person getting her doctorate in political science at Yale could help. ROBIN SIEGEL THEURKAUF was that woman. But by now, my headache was getting worse. As the lights in my mind began to dim, I heard a distant voice just before I blacked out. "WAKE UP, YOU IDIOT!" yelled CINDY WOOSNAM, the New Yale, Pa. businesswoman. "You flunked creative writing with

Pfeil six years ago! H e's not going to change the grade now!" (The alumni office hates to break the flow of this unusual report, but feels the need to report the very recent news that RICK DARRELL, RICHARD MANCINI, KEITH LONERGAN and CHRIS SIDOR '94 have written a paper with Associate Professor of Biology Daniel Blackburn. It's entitled, "Differential Testosterone Sensitivity of Forelimb Muscles of Male Leopard Frogs, Rana pipiens: Test of a Model System," and was published in the journal, Amphibia

Reptilia.) In addition, SHANNON O'BRIEN wrote that she works in institutional equity sales at Smith Barney in New York. She sees JULIA POWER, OLIVIA BINGHAM, KATY WILSON, and KAITLIN MCDERMOTT STRUPP on a regular basis. She is enjoying living in Tribeca, which is close to her work and to the Park. She hopes all is well with her fellow classmates. Editor's note: Feel free to send submissions for Class Notes to OTIS BRYANT, SARA MOORIN LANG, or TOM ROBINSON, roo. They have agreed to work with Steve in collecting information for this column. Otis's address is: New York City Board of Education, 101 Park Ave. JH5265, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Sara's address is: 8171 South Poplar Way #20 1, Englewood, CO 80112; Torn's address is: 727 1/2 Henry Clay


GINA TARALLO '90 and Michael Ribaudo were married on June 24, 1995 in Ridgewood, N.J. Trinity alumni/ae attending were: {kneeling, I. to r.J Jennifer Horesta '91, Jennifer Schultz '90, Teresa Scalzo '90, Susan Monaco '90; (standing, 1. tor.} Rick Darrell '90, Ron GoOdman '90, Gabin Rubin '90, bride, groom, Kristin Cummings Palmer '90, Usa Tomlinson '90, Stephen Sonnone '90; (not pit> tured: Tom Schaefer '90).

(above) PAUL FURJGAY '89 and JENNIFEI,! HYLAND '90 were married on June 17, 1995 in West Hyannisport, Mass. Trinity alumni/ae attending were: (front row, I. tor.) Katri Sampson '90, Paul Hanlan '90, Christy Chase '88, Dinah Mack '91, Chris Johnson '89, Priscilla Paulin '90, groom, bride, Molly Anathan '89, Sue Kluiber '89, Jay Flemma '89, Sam SChmidt '89; (back row, I. to r.) Drew Hyland (faculty}, Mike Brown '89, Marc Furigay '93, Jeff Greene '87, John 'KieinRobbenhaar '89, Tyler Thors '89, Ted Foss '90, Steve Whitston '89, Uam O'Sullivan '88, Lydia Babbitt '89, Nina Lee '86. \

(left) DENISE CHICOINE '90 and William Hoch were married on Oct. 8, 1995. Trinity alumni/ae attending were: (first row, 1. to r.) Unda DiPaolo Jones '90, groom, bride, Marie Dempsey '90, Karen Vaughn (visiting '89/'90}; (second row, I. tor.) Kim Trozzio '97, Marjorie Langdon Nusom, MaryAnn Nusom '92, Suzanne Davidson Talbot '90, Margaret Watters '90; (third row, I. to r.) Brian Nusom '90, Gregory Poitras '90, Mike Jones, Matthew Rodriguez â&#x20AC;˘9o.

(right) TOBY BATES '90 and CAR路 OLINE "COOlE" STETSON '91 were married on June 24, 1995 in Oregon. Trinity alumni/ae attending were: (1. to r.) Kate Stearns '91, Brooke Rorer '91, Eric Brown '92, Courtney Geelan '91, Jon Smith '91, Magoo Hildreth '91, Rich Stetson '86, Tim Britton '90, bride, Jack Enders '92, groom, David Bates '90, Laura Jelsma Davis '91, Greg Fullem '89, Meg Montgomery '91.

When planning your wedding photo for the Reporter, please observe the following guidelines: l. Either the bride or groom must be a Trinity alumna/us. 2. The photograph must be a group shot including other Trinity alumni/ae present at the wedding in addition to the couple. 3. All other persons in the photograph must be Trinity alumni/ae and be identified by class year and by their location in the photo. 4. The photograph should be of reproduction quality; black and white is preferred. 5. If requested, a photograph will be returned, but the editors cannot be responsible for losses or damages that o,ccur during the printing process. 6. The editor reserves the right to disqualifY photographs that do not meet these specifications. Those submitting group wedding photographs for consideration should mail them to: Editor, Trinity Reporter, Marketing and Public Relations Office, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106-3100.

(above) MARY JO P~GUSI '92 and TITO VASQUEZ '92 weremarried on :July 1., 1995 at the Trinity College Chapel. Trinity alumnl/ae attending were: (seated, I. tor.) Pamela Huang ' '92, Chrissy Woerz '93, Julie Scott '92, Caroline Blume '92, groom, bride, Cyndy Nahabedian '92, Kat Wills '90, Alison Rivers '92, Pamela Uncoln '92, Paul Harney '91; (second ro~ 1. tor.} Tym McDowell '93, Reynold Getzendanner '92, Craig Woerz '93, Alexis Paldas '90, Scott Brown '92, Brian ClauS~Um '92, Loren strand '90, Gabrielle LawYence '92, Eric Estes '91, Jeffrey stevens '92, Jonathan Allan '91; (third row, I. tor.) Andrew TUrner '91, Alvin Khoo '92, Coyd Kurdziel '94, Nicholas Maglio '92, Eric Holtzman '92, T.J. Rau '94.


Ave., New Orleans, LA 70 118. Steven A. Safran 11 Liberty St. Natick, Mass. 01760 Class Agents: Alexis D . Brashich Suzanne E. Carroll Peter L. Denious Raymond T. Hannan, Jr.


Hi everyone! By the rime you read this, we will have just gathered 'neath the elms for our Reunion, so the news in here may be outdated. Nonetheless, here it is: Well, first of all, I must recount a recent experience I had at TGI Fridays. It was an ordinary day in my life as a sales rep for a book publisher and I was having lunch at TGI Fridays in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. with a friend. As we were finishing up, I suddenly realized that the music they were playing in the restaurant sounded eerily familiar. It was KATRYNA NIELDS singing "Best Black D ress," a song off her band's (THE NIELDS) most recent album, "Gorra Get O ver Greta''! I couldn't believe my ears! The album had just been released that week (I bought it the day it went on sale at my local Borders Books and M usic store) and I was looking forward to seeing them perform in Hollywood in a few weeks. But to hear Katryna as I was finishing my lunch at TGI Fridays was quite an experience. I was star-struck. I must urge anyone and everyone who has not heard them to buy their CD, "Gotta Get Over Greta." The music is fabulous and the CD package is great. You should be able to find it in the pop section of your local Tower or Borders! Support our talented classmate! I had the pleasure of meeting our new College President, Evan Dobelle, at a reception held in West Hollywood this past February. I was the only attendee from our Class (there were very few faces I recognized). I was impressed with President Dobelle's plans for the College and think it will be interesting to see them take shape. I spoke to RUSS KAUFF in February, as he was in the midst of organizing our Class Reunion campaign fund. Russ is a second-year law student at UConn and lives in Hartford. H e was elected symposium editor of the Law Review and was the head coach of the Trinity ski team this past year. JAMIE FLECKNER is also at UConn Law, in his first year. Russ told me

that REN WHITING and TONY PARUSZEWSKI are applying to business school for September '96. Russ also told me that SUMEET CHANDRA is in medical school in Budapest, Hungary and that LAURA GAINES got married a year ago and lives in Winnetka, Ill. Speaking of marriage, MATT GREENBERG is getting married this upcoming Labor D ay weekend. Matt finished law school in D .C. and is working at Skadden Arps in Delaware. FRANK MONACO will be Mart's best man at the wedding. Frank was (or still is? - sorry!) in law school at.Fordham. KATHRYN COLEMAN recently moved back to Washington, D .C. after spending two years in New Mexico. She is working as a legislarive assistant for Senator]. James Exon of Nebraska. Kathryn was married last July (1995) to Ken Berlack ofWashington, D.C. The wedding took place in Lincoln, Neb. and IAN SCHNADIG was in attendance. Ian is preparing to apply to med school and is living in San Francisco. The alumni office has learned that JENNY FIOL BIRCH and her husband, Christopher Birch, were expecting a baby on April 5. Jenny and Chris were married in September of 1994 and live on Beacon Hill in Boston. Jenny continues to work for Fidelity Investments. Chris is in the business of chartering boars through his company, Boston Boat Share. WHITNEY BROWNE has written the alumni office that he is living in New York with GRAHAM JOHNSON '93 and is trying to make his way in the film business. He's been working freelance on various feature ft!ms and commercials, as well as for Martha Stewart Living Magazine, where AMY C ONWAY works. H e says that he often spends time with DICKEN PAGET, PAT KEANE '92, CHRIS BLOOM '93, and ROB BIBOW '88. Graham and he attended the Yorkville Ball this winter where they ran into JOHN DALSHEIM '87, CINDY WOOSNAM '90, DORIAN SHAW '90, KATIE TOZER '90, MARTHA WILLOUGHBY '90, AMANDA MARCANTONIO '93, and PAT LITTLE '92. H e has heard from TIM MCNULTY in Washington, D.C., who has been "hanging out" with TRACY HOFMANN and JEFF BARRY '90 at the Griffon Room. Whitney was to start a production company last spring and hoped to be making music videos, CD ROMS and other films before too long.


And ANDREW HALPERN is engaged. His fiancee is Elizabeth Edmiston who graduated from Lehigh in 1993. They are planning a July 12, 1997 wedding in Allentown, Pa. That's all for now - I've kept this one short since we'll all see each other so soon (or will have seen each other by the time you read this)! Seana Hayden 330 The Village #207 Redondo Beach, Calif. 90277 Class Agents: Elizabeth A. Bakulski Russell G. Kauff Mona V. Mennen

13 Salutations, and welcome to another intriguing edition of Class Notes. As you may have noticed, I have a new address. I moved back to West Hartford (after spending a grand total of seven months chez mom and dad, as an unemployed attorney) and am working in the law department of Otis Elevator in Farmington. Corporate law is not exactly my dream job, but I am enjoying it and am thankful to be gainfully employed! I'm not the only new lawyer from the Trinity Class of 1992. For example, KATIE KWAK has also passed the Bar (congrars!) and was, last I heard, back home on Long Island. While she was anxiously awaiting those Bar results, Katie was doing a little catering work, including working the Chynna Phillips/Billy Baldwin wedding! I've actually been playing phone tag with Katie recently, but hopefully I will talk to her soon. And CAMPBELL BARRETT, ESQ. is presently working at a Hartford law firm, after finishing up at American University Law School last May and passing both the New York and Connecticut bars. Maybe I'll see him in court... Around Christmastime I got a nice letter from STEPHANIE VOROS, filling me in on all that's happening in her busy life. Steph lives in Ridgefield, but works in New York City for Reuter's Health Information Services as a d iem trainer, and loves it. What's more, Steph shared the happy news that she is getting married! She and her fiance, Robert Newkirchen, are planning an October 1996 wedding in Connecticut. Best wishes, Steph! (And thanks for the note.) Unfortunately, Sreph did not have much news about any of our classmates, but the alumni office did:

Word is that MOLLY BUCK is now arranging treks in the Himalayas, and that she recently purchased a new house. Congratulations! NESSYTHOMPSON begins graduate school for social work in rhe fall, and until then can be seen living in San Francisco and hanging with the Trinity crowd there. ANDY FORMATO is with Smith Barney on the listed trading desk in New York. MATTHEW J. MCGOWAN has moved down to Kentucky and is taking grad classes. I have spoken, of course, to PAULA CINTI, who is right this minute anxiously awaiting the allimportant "match day'' for finalyear medical students, when she will find out where she is placed for a residency. Good luck to Paula, and to all those other '92ers in their final year of med school. KAREN ISGUR has been promoted to associate director of alumni relations at Trinity. SHANNON O'BRIEN '90 works at Smith Barney in institutiona! equity sales. She notes that she sees Andy Formato almost every day. I wish I had more to write, but I have not been in touch with many '92ers. So, drop me a note when you feel nostalgic for those days 'neath the elms, and I'll be sure to mention it in the next Reporter. Erin Galvin 37-B1 Loomis Dr. West Hartford, Conn. 06119 Class Agent: Malcolm E MacLean IV


Another bomb just exploded in Israel, and Shimon Peres' political jeopardy is at the top of the news. Patrick Buchanan, Bob Dole, and Steve Forbes are the leading co ntenders for the Republican presidential nomination. Alanis Morrisette won all of the Grammies. Big baggy pants are inexplicably popular. It is winter, so snow is on the ground. Summer 1996 is a distant hope. The Chicago Bulls have won 50 basketball games, University of Massachusetts lost on its bid for an undefeated season, and baseball spring training has just begun. The Red Sox look like contenders. My little sister is waiting to see where she got into college. Trinity's Class of 1996, freshmen during our senior year, is cruising or struggling its way through irs final, glorious senior semester. It is 27 degrees


outside today, and I am very pale. I am writing your Class Notes, and you will read them about three months from now. Please excuse me if the information is a bit out-ofdare, but publishing deadlines must be honored. Anyhow, 20 years from now, it won't matter quire as much: you won't be changing your address and occupation every three months or so ... in theory. Last week, on Leap D ay, Trinity graduates in Boston met at the Back Bay Brewing Company to celebrate being Trinity graduates on Leap Day. It was quite a bash with a healthy turnout, though at times I felt out of place, not knowing the Kappa Kappa Gamma secret handshake. DENISE TSIUMIS reports that she is... well, applying to law school. ERICA HEISE has moved to Cambridge, and is deeply embroiled in her second semester at H arvard Law School. I had acrually run into Erica at the Border Cafe a month or so before, and had no idea chat she was in school just a block away. (This is a prime example of: A) T he danger of living in rhe same city with rhe Class Secretary; B) The importance of informing the Class Secretary of your every movement; C) Someone's giving up their dream to be an exotic dancer.) Erica reports that congratulations are in order: it seems chat our long-lose sister in Banramhood, BERNADETTE STOREY, in graduate school for something so scientific I can't type the words on a standard keyboard, has become engaged. The date of the ceremony is as yet unknown. Anyhow, back to the party... MARGARET GOLDEN was there, and talked excitedly about her work with a community youth group in Dorchester. She also explained that Class President ASHLEY GRAVES would before long be returning to rhe United States from a stint abroad, and that Margaret and Ashley could conceivably, before long, become roommates in the Boston area. More ingredients for the Big Yummy Pie, that is Boston (I have grown tired of rhe melting pot metaphor, and have decided to talk of the Big Yummy Pie instead). I calked to CHIP SWAIN briefly, and co LINDSEY MARSHALL, who has taken up the mantle of the dentist at Harvard's 路 D ental School. Big news? Perhaps. MINNA KIM reported that SUSIE DYSON was engaged, and Your Secretary supposes that Minna would be the one to know. H owever, when I had spoken with

Susie earlier, she failed to mention anyrhing about this. Odd, don't you think? SARA TITUS '94 happened to mention that she and PIPER SKELLY would be celebrating five years together the following weekend with a trip to Old Lyme, Conn. Oddly enough, I was going to be in Old Lyme as well, and figured that Piper and Sara would like nothing more than a visit from Yours Truly D espite a blinding snowstorm, they made it to Old Lyme, and we did m eet for a drink, at which point Piper fill ed me in on the pressures and rewards of medical school, and his increasing interest in surgery. (I assure everyone who is now fearing for the sanctity of their personal lives that, yes, this was indeed a coincidence, and that, no, I am not going to follow you on your honeymoon and document the proceedings.) A week or two before the BBBrewing Bash, LYNN WOLFF was in town for a few days, and filled us all in on her latest doings, including her progress with work and graduate school. DAVID BALTAZAR has received a muchdeserved promotion at work (The army is almost complete!) and WILL MACON continues to gear up for Life After School. Lynn's visit included a dinner at Brighton hangout Roggies', which included such Trinity luminaries as PRASANT SAR, whose course in life continues to spiral toward winning the lottery or graduate school, and ASHLYN HILEY, who is kept occupied with a clinical study at Brigham and Women's Hospital (facilitating, nor participating) and constant trips to New York. DAVID RIKER was there, and reports char his posicion wirh Genzyme T issue Repair continues to rake him to new heights, including 8,000 feet in the air, the point from which he had to jump out of an airplane for a corporate reambuilding exercise. Maybe they don't like him chat much after all... ANNE' LYONS had a big party in her Brookline abode a few weeks ago, and it was reportedly quite a bash, though I was regrettably unable to attend. And on to rhe mailbag... STEPHEN SKILLMAN has accepted a new posicion with the marketing department of onhstar Investment Management in Greenwich, Conn. AMY FOOTE is living in Manhattan where she is now a fin ancial analyst for CS First Boston. AUDREY BRASHICH continues her march through Brown

University's American civilization program. LIZA BAUMGARTEN is living in Chicago and working for Turner Broadcasting Systems in the international sales division. JUST IN MCCARTHY had an article entitled "Squash, How and Where to Play tl1e Softball," published in the November issue of the USAir in-flight magazine. ERIKA ARONSON and ADAM STERN were married last October at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Erika is a first-year law student at Columbia, and Adam is an institutional salesman for U BS Securities in N ew York. SAMANTHA RABETZ is halfway through the MFA program in dramaturgy and dram atic criticism at the Yale School of Drama, and writes tl1at she is extremely busy (It would keep me busy just saying the name of that degree!). SAMANTHA SCINTO is engaged to David Stone, living in Woburn, Mass. , and working for PC D ocs, Inc. H ELENA CHANDLER is in her first year of a master's degree in general psychology at tl1e Catholic University of America and loves living in Washington, D.C. ]EN SAUNDERS writes char she is working as the graduate intern news writer for the arts and humanities at Dartmouth's News Service, and is living in Lyme Center, .H. Judging by the effusive tone of her letter (almost sounded like a press release .. .), Jen is having a terrific time. She is singing with several groups, has joined a writer's group, and is hard at work on writing her second novel. (And I have a hard enough rime with the Class Notes ... ) She rattles on her friends - SARA WEDLOCK is still living and working in the Atlanta area, and TONY CANATA is alive and well. T he alumni office has learned that JULIE EDLUND is a project assistant with the Siberian Forests Protection Project with offices located in Sausalito, Cali拢 JENNIFER M CARDLE is off to Paraguay for a year to do youth ministry work. Call in department: JAY AKASIE rang up today to tell me about a strange encounter he had on the streets of New York. It seems that Jay was propositioned at his table in a local cafe by a wom an who wanted him to ... read Monte! Williams' new book, and then appear on the Monte! Williams Show to discuss his thoughts as "a young conservative." (Could she tell just by looking?) Eagerly, Jay accepted the book and the offer. No

word yet on when Jay's own daytime trash talk show premieres ... Last but nor least, today (strangely convenient for the notes), I got a call from SUSAN OLSEN, who had recently returned to New York after a quick business trip to Mexico City, but was nearly detained by Customs due to the 22-hour duration of her visit and the fact that she explained her purpose for visiting Mexico as "picking up a package for a friend." And, last night I had dinner with a crowd, including DAN SCANLAN, proud papa of Dante (woof woof), who continues along the path to real estate moguldom. So there you have .. .Another season of news, slightly out of sync with reality, but, I hope, mostly true at some point. Now, as you read this, there will be peace in the Middle East, Gerald Ford will have come out of retirement to reclaim his rightful spot in the nation's highest office, Alanis Morrisette will be sent back to Canada, Mork rainbow suspenders will be holding up those baggy pants, the snow will have melted, Michael Jordan will be holding elected office, the Red Sox will be poised to disappoint, the next four years of my sister's life will be mapped out (could Trinity be in her future?), it will be unbearably humid today, and there is not one student left at Trinity who was an undergraduate while we were undergraduates. Funny what a difference three months can make. Jonathan Heuser 39 South St., #6 Brighton, Mass. 02135 Class Agents: Maureen A. Duff Mandy Roth Rachel E. Schreier Prescott D. Stewart Clifford H . Swain, Jr.


Hi Class of '94! Maybe it's just me, but things are starring to get crazy with you guys and chis whole engagement/marriage thing - just in the past week as I have been preparing to write this, I have learned about three engagements out there. I know chat there are probably more of you who haven't let me know, so drop me a line and join the club! Anyway, here's all the juicy gossip ... First, mark your calendars now for Homecoming, Nov. 1-3. This year we will have our 2 1/2 year reunion at Homecoming, and yo u don't want to miss it! Last year at Homecoming I saw




DAVE JONES, TOM AITKEN and ERIK JOHNSON. Dave is in law school at Georgetown and seems to be enjoying D.C. Tom is equally ambitious as an MBA candidate at UConn, and Eric is getting his master's in city and regional planning at Morgan State University. T here were lots of people at the Young Alumni post-game reception in Rittenberg Lounge, and I was able to scrape up lots of info there. First, JOE KOBZA told me that he recently got engaged and he is also in graduate school at Boston College getting his master's in teaching history. He is hoping to get a job teaching history in high school once he gets his degree. Congratulations, Joe! Also at the reception was JEFF OWENS, who is working at ITT Hartford in Shelton, Conn., and T IM ROONEY, who is working at Oxford H ealth Plans. STEVE TEDESCHI is in Boston, working for Brown Brothers Harriman in Charlestown. HARRY HUANG is working at New England Rehab as a physical therapy aide and at the time he was in the process of applying to graduate schools. Also in Boston with the whole crew is BRIAN WILLIAMSON, who is working for The Boston Company. Congratulations to KATE ARMSTRONG and PETE VAN DER HEIDE '93, who are engaged and will be married in June of '96! As I look back at my notes, I can't tell which one of them this refers to (remember that I wrote this down after the football game), but someone in this happy

couple is working for Merrill Lynch in New York City- it's so boring to be so specific all the time anyway! Good luck and best wishes, Kate and Pete! ]EN HADFIELD was also at this little bash and she told me that she is a paralegal for a large New York law firm and is hoping to go to law school in the fall. LOUISE MESSIQUA is working at a Montessori school in the Hartford area with three- to sixyear-olds, and she seems to love it! PAT GINGRAS is in Boston, working as a marketing coordinator for MFS Asset Management .. BRIAN DUFOUR is in acting school in New York City at Lee Strasberg. He was definitely looking the part as far as I could tell, and there were more than a few comparisons to actor George Clooney! Brian might just be the next rising star, so look out! Speaking of the acting in N.Y.C. thing, MARISA FELT is still pursuing her acting career and also taking classes. She is living with KATHRYN HARKLESS, who has left Saatchi and Saatchi for another job in advertising at DMBB(?) in New York. I also saw D EREK ABRAMS at Homecoming and he told me that he is working for a congressman in Baltimore and attending Johns Hopkins University. GREG HAFFNER sounded very happy to be living in Boston and volunteering in the emergency room at Mass. General. He is also , applying for research positions. BEN BRUNT is getting his MBA at Southern Methodist

路------------------MOVING? Tell us!

We want to keep in touch with all our classmates and alumni friends. So, if you have changed your address, let us know in the space below. Class


If your present address does not match that on the mailing tape please check here. 0 New Res. Address City Res. Tel: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

State _ _ _

Zip _ _ __

Bus. Tel:

Your present employer Tide Bus. Address C ity

State _ _ _

Zip _ _ __

What's new?

Return to: Alumni Office, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-3100

1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I


University in Dallas. Also in Dallas, GAR LAMOTHE is working as a financial analyst and living it up as only Gar knows how to do! It was great to see EMELIE EAST at Homecoming, and she is living in D.C. and working for the Senate Appropriations Committee. In fact, Emelie was recently given special recognition on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Senator Hollings. In his commendation, the Senator called Emelie "a true professional," and said that "she is a credit to this committee and this institution." Go, Em! GINNY ROSS is still in Boston, working for Harvard's development office. Biology major CHRIS SIDOR, a second-year graduate student in paleontology at the University of Chicago, participated in a fossilhunting expedition to Morocco that was the subject of a BBC documentary. The expedition found, amongst other items, the largest skull of a carnivorous dinosaur yet discovered. Chris is now working on reconstructing the skull. He recently presented a paper at the annual m eeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Pittsburgh. While there is a detailed description of his paper along with the announcement, I can't make heads or tails out of it, so I will let you all use your imaginations! This was Chris's third presentation at a national scientific meeting. When PETER FRIEDMAN wrote in February, he was enjoying his second semester at Northwestern Law. This summer he planned to work with a professor on a book on federal judiciary. JENNIFER DROMGOOLE is a project manager at Anderson & Evans, Inc. in Massachusetts. Her dad wrote, "Jennifer has to interview quite a few college juniors and seniors who are interning and externing. Often, during the interview, students are asked, 'What did you learn in College?' Jennifer says that she can go on for days answering that question due to her Trinity experience. Local students seem dumbfounded by the question ... Nice going, Trinity." KAREN FLANNERY wrote to say that she has moved to Minneapolis and is the environmental program coordinator for the Minnesota Chamber of ~ommerce. Although she is having a great time, Karen was definitely not loving the arctic Minneapolis temperatures! She also said that KEVIN BURKE is in D .C., as is MIKE SPAEDER. Also, Karen informed us that SARAH

PORTER is in Seattle. RACHEL BRUMBERG is in N.Y. C. and has finished working as a VISTA volunteer in Annapolis, Md. DANIEL B. GIBSON wrote back in October to say that he was in his second year at New York University Law School, where he is on the Law Review. During the summer, he plans to work as a summer associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and he is looking for a judicial clerkship with a Federal Circuit Judge for after graduation. JENNIFER REAGAN sent me a letter from Hungary (love that Reporter mail!) where she is in the Peace Corps about 15 miles from the Serbian border. She is teaching English to six, seven and eighth graders as her primary project, which is challenging and satisfYing work because the students are not always eager to learn English even though they are "endlessly curious about life in the U.S." As a secondary project, Jen said that she might begin working in a Bosnian refugee camp, as well as organizing a woman's peace march from Zagreb (in Croatia) to Sarajevo. Good luck and be safe, Jen! AMANDA GORDON also dropped me a line to let me know that she is living in Williamsburg but she is now working as an historical interpreter for the Colonial W illiamsburg Foundation. She hopes to soon be in a full-time graduate program. Thanks for writing, Amanda! KELLI HARRINGTON is still out in San Francisco, and she has a new job teaching computers. With her is STEFFAN TOMLINSON who is working for Oracle. Huge congratulations go out to BENNA LYNCH and R.J. RONDIN! '95 on their recent engagement! It sounds as if the happy couple will be married some time in the spring of 1997, and will have moved from Connecticut up to Boston. As of right now, however, Benna is still at Arthur Andersen in Hartford and R.J. is working for O xford Health Plans. Speaking of marriages again, soon-to-be-married KEN T HRESS (fiance ofMEGHAN RILEY '95) recently made the trip out from Seattle to New England for a weekend of skiing and craziness at DEB WATTS's house in New Hampshire. Ken and Meghan will be married in June of '96 in Maine and then will return to Seattle, where Ken will begin a Ph.D. program at the University of Washington in pharmacology. D eb, who has returned to


Boston for her final clinical affiliarion in.physical therapy before receiving her master's in June, told me that SARAH PIKOR is living in Atlanta and working in special services for the Committee for O lympic Games, and loving it. Also in attendance at D eb's were GRAHAM JOHNSTON, CHRIS FOLEY and TOM SOCHA. Tom and Chris are still in N .Y. C. and Graham is in D.C. working for Peat Marwick and living with JUSTIN OLIVER. Tom recently saw ADAM KREISEL who is living in Salt Lake City and working at D elta Airlines as well as doing something which has to do with skiing. Apparently,. MARY LOGAN and KIM CLASH are also out there, although they have fai led miserably at keeping in touch with me and filling me in on their lives! Qust kidding!) LIZ DUNCAN, SARA TITUS and TASCHA KONTNY were also present (and although I am sure that they are sick of always being mentioned in tl1e same sentence in this thing-I just can't avoid it!) and they are all still in Boston. Liz has started a new job at Triple Dot Communications as an assistant account executive in charge of drumming up and bringing in new business. Triple Dot, Liz tells me, does event marketing and national sales promotion programs which target the youth market, and Liz loves her job. Sara is working at the Children's Museum in Boston and app lying to graduate school for a master's in art history. Also, applying to graduate school, but for a master's in social work, is Tascha. In the meantime, Tasch is still employed at the Dana Farber Institute. Having recently attended a Trinity Club of Boston party, Liz and Sara filled me in on whom they saw there. MARTHA SMALLEY is working for a consulting firm in Boston and living withAL FRIEDMAN. BRIAN WILLIAMSON and MARLEIGH PHILLIPS were there too, and they are both working at the Boston Company. More congratulations go out to !\NNE DILLON and JAKE FISHER who are also engaged to be married, I think in September of 1996! And, just in case you thought they were the last to be mentioned for being engaged JENNIFER WIN is working for Andersen Consulting in Boston and is engaged to a mystery man whom she met at work. Rumor has it that they will get married in August of '95. Good luck! Last but far from least, I just

heard from dental student, ANITA SHIN, who was on her way to Palm Beach for Spring Break. Anita is finishing up her second year of dental school at Ohio State and will soon begin to actually do things like cleanings and all those other dental procedures. She told me that her personal goal is to be the reigning queen at Ohio State for most extractions performed by the time she graduates! Are there any volunteers? Anyway, Anita hopes to make it out to the East Coast in the summer and I can't wait! Well, I think that's it for now! As for me, I will finish graduate school in May and leave Greenwich Academy after teaching one year of first grade and one year of third grade. Look for my new address and PLEASE WRITE! Molly Thiele 214 Melody Ln. Fairfield, Conn. 06430 Class Agents: Stephanie E. Cope Michael Kurdziel Amy C. McGill


Greetings, Class of 1995! By the time you receive this, Homecoming will be a distant memory. It was terrific to see so many of you back at our dear old Trini ty! I hope ro see even more of yo u for Homecoming '96. I am indebted to all those who sent me news, called me, e-mailed etc. You make this column possible and I thank yo u! Please note that I have changed apartments yet again. The Olympics have turned renting in Atlanta into a complex endeavor. Nonetheless, I am here and I love visitors. If you need a place to stay should you venture to the Olympic city, don't hesitate to call me! I've got the best deal in town-only $300/night for Trinity grads! My thanks to LUKE MCCARTHY '93 who hosted a party in Atlanta in January. I was pleased to discover that JULIE PAPAZIAN and DAN ANIXT are also living in Atlanta. Julie is working forTurner Broadcasting Systems. Dan is attending Emory Law and working hard. Luke is working for Brooks Brothers and living in a fantasric apartment with the best view of the Atlanta skyline in town. PAUL SULLIVAN writes that he is nearly finished with his M.A. thesis at U. C hicago (it's due in March). Once he is done he will head to Cancun with JOSH WEINSTEIN for some "solar researcil." Paul went to Berkeley to


do some research for a week or so and saw LEXI JAMES and DOUG CONNELLY. Doug is living in San Francisco with RICH GlENOPIE and they are both working for Citibank. BRYAN SATTER is enj oying his job at the University of New Mexico. He recently took a trip with the UNM swim team to San Anronio, Texas, where it was a cool 95 degrees in February! CYNTHIA HSU hosted a Christmas parry at her apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. JOYCE KURDIAN, LAURA INGRASSIA, JOHANNA WARD, CARTER AGAR, and DAN and SEAN COSTELLO were all in attendance. Carter is working for Andersen Consulting in New York City. H e is living with JORDY DAVIS and ADAM BEARD on the Upper East Side. Laura is working for Christie's and just received a promotion. Upon hearing of her promotion, she took off for Puerto Rico for a week of celebration in the sun. JOHANNA is enjoying her job as a research assistant for Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, a nonprofit public policy firm. Johanna is also a wellknown psychic in the fashion world and she forecasts that mint green will be the color of choice for spring wardrobes. Congratulations to DEBBIE SCALFANI who was engaged in August 1995 to her long-rime beau, Matt (sorry, D eb, I can't remember his last name) . A June 1997 wedding is planned. D ebbie writes that she is sticking out her last semester at Smith College. She is teaching first grade and taking her last four graduate classes for her master's in education. JULIA RISIN G is teaching reading and coaching at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. ALICIA M IOLI is living in Westport, Conn. and working as a legal assistant for a law firm in N.Y.C. JARED VONARX writes that he has moved from Allston to Cambridge, Mass. H e is working very hard at his mental health counseling job at the Boston Regional Medical Center. Shortly after the blizzard of '96 he wrote, "Boston is still a blast with more than 40 inches of snow." In addition, Jared has taken on a new voluntary position as the poster child for optimism. MARC IZZO is living with TUCKER MACLEAN and WAYNE OGORZALEK on Fairfield Avenue in Hartford. Mark is working as a researcher for the

epidemiology department at Yale University School of Public Health. SUZY STEVENS and AANIKA D EVRIES visited KRISTEN JOHNSON in Vancouver over their spring breaks (must be nice to have three weeks offi). Aanika continues to teach environmental science at the Groton School in Massachusetts. Thanks to Coach D eVries's direction and her rigorous land workouts, the Groton ski team was in the best shape it had been in for years. Meanwhile in Albany, dorm mother Suzy was very busy espousing the virtues of good hygiene to her young charges at the Emma Willard School. Aanika reports that JANNA ROOP is at nursing school in Brisbane, Australia. TED ANASTASIOU is living in Guilford, Conn. and working as a researcher in chemistry at Yale. Ted attended the American Chemical Society of New Haven section meeting back in November. Professor D avid and Susan Henderson presented research on "The Chemistry of Chilies-Hot Undergraduate Research. " Ted did research on the project while at Trinity. H e is busy applying to Ph.D. chemistry programs. He reports that J.P. Saulnier is living in Virginia and remping at a law firm. H e is also applying to law school. EVAN GOLDBERG is working for the Mitchell Madison Group, a management consulting firm in N.Y. C. H e is living on the Upper East Side. AARON BURROWS is at UMass Medical School in Worcester. CHRIS DONAHUE is working for an insurance firm in New Jersey and has moved to the N.J. shore. MONICA IACONO is living with HEIDI RIEGER, LINDSEY MILLER and SARAH MENOYO in Boston. MEL LEAR and KIRSTEN HOEHN are also living together in Boston. STEPHANIE GOLDSTEIN has been appointed administrative assistant at Wallwork Curry & Clark in Boston. CHRIS BOND and JOSH NEWSOME are living together in Chicago. Chris is working for the department of financial institutions of the C hubb Group of Insurance Companies. Chris reports that Josh also works for Chubb. MICHELLE STONE is currently in a joint M.D./M.A. program at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University. NEGO PILE is in his first year at Temple University School of Law. Michelle and Nego were two of nine panelists at the black alumni/ae graduate and pro-




fessional school workshop at Trinity in November. HEAT H ER DUNBAR is stripping tractors in Vermont. With the money she earned from her hard work she took a trip to Spain with ALEXA YABLONSKI. H eather reports that the highlight of the trip was the all male "cabaret" they saw in Madrid. When H eather is not in Vermont she finds time to play hostess at her apartment in Brooklyn H eights, N.Y. I was fortunate enough to attend one of her social functions and I met up with RON CINO, LISA WHITNEY '94, SARAH STUCKEY, GREG CREAMER '93 and DAN MON KS '94. Ron is working in the admission office at St. Peter's College in New Jersey. Lisa is working hard at Tufts Veterinary School. Sarah lives six inches away from Greg Kramer and his roommate, MATT M CCABE '93 . Sarah is working at a factory casting gargoyle heads used for renovations on N.Y.C. churches. In her spare time she does research for a large firm on Wall Street. Sarah reports that RIA MENDOZA is "living in a rice field in Japan and teaching English." Sarah communicates with Ria by fax daily. KATHERI E MITCHELL is working for Philip Morris and living on the Upper East Side. KATE KEHOE designs web sites for Ogilvy & Mather Interactive in N.Y.C. She lives with CAROLYN BARRETT who works for Bergdorf Goodman. They don't know exactly what JEN NISNOCCIA is doing except that she is conducting research at an institution in Philadelphia. SHELLEY BUTLER is working for the media department ofDMB & B in N.Y. C. and is commuting from Greenwich. JANE RAND is enjoying her job at J.P. Morgan Investment Banking and is commuting from D arien. Thanks for all the info for the Class Notes, Jane! Kate Kehoe also reports that KARIM KARMI is still job hunting and living in N.Y. C. JEFF PENNINGTON is living in Pennsylvania and is busy growing strains of influenza at his job. JEREMY WILMERDING is also living in Philadelphia. SARAH HIRSCH and PAUL ESPANOL are living in Queens, N.Y. Sarah is raking teaching classes. NORM ELlA and PAUL TEDESCO are living in New York. Paul is creating web sires for Conde Nasr. Both Norm and Paul are working on an on-line maga-

zine called "CRISP" which was started by Paul's older brother, Anthony. It is a magazine for the under-30 crowd. Check it out on tl1e WWW download Crisp. ASHVIN RAO (Abs) and ANDREW MURPHY, who attended Exeter and Trinity together, found themselves in paralegal classes together in New York. DOUG WISOR, who had been hiking the Appalachian Trail, is now in Colorado. VICTORIA LUDWIN is working for an advertising agency in New York. ALISHA WAY.MAN is living in Brooklyn and doing production assistant work. CHRIS VALENTINE and SAM DISSTON were living in St. Croix. TIM O 'SHEA lived with Val and Sam for a while before he returned to Trinity to live with Fro off campus. Chris has returned to the ortheast and is job hunting. MEADOW DAVIS is in the Peace Corps in the West Indies. ANDY PYPER is living in L.A. , working for Rupert Murdoch doing advertising inserts. My contacts say that Andy took New York by storm on his last visit. CHARLIE ADAMS is living with DANA VOLPE in downtown San Francisco. MOLLY MUGGLEBEE is working at a law firm in downtown San Francisco. TOPHER LAFATA is living in San Francisco and has starred a new online magazine called "Toph." STEVE GONZALEZ has a prominent position in a small financial firm in San Francisco. Okay, '95ers. That completes the latest installment of rhe Class Notes. Remember all it rakes is a minute to write a postcard, e-mail me or call. Let me know what you are up to! Now for a new feature in the Class Notes ... where are you ... oh missing-in-action friend and classmate? If your name appears below that means your classmates have been asking for you! You are truly missed. So write to your buddies, write to me, contact someone! If you joined the CIA, we understand, bur at least make up some story about what you are doing! PETER N IGRA, RYAN O'CONNELL, BETH FENWICK, DANE AIKEN, PATRICIA HANEMAN, GREG SCHRAMM, NICOLE PERRY! I try my best to include you all in the notes. Remember your input is important and greatly appreciated. Best wishes to all. Take care! Jennifer M. Petrelli 1520 Farnell Court, # 1109 Decatur, Ga. 30033


Class Agents: Ashley L. Gilmor Joshua B. Lahey Mary E. Parker

CAROLADIL '9 1 was profiled in the Jan. 20, 1996 issue of The Hartford Courant. A local watercolorist, she has also coauthored a book with Dean H enry D ePhillips about sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett. Bartlett, a relative of Adil's, crafted the statue of Lafayette that stands prominently at the intersection ofWashingron Street and Capitol Avenue. KRYSIA BIBRO '94 has been accepted in the graduate program of Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N .H. where she will pursue a master of science degree in environmental education. JOYCE SCALES '88 took rwo phone calls to tell me that she is thinking of retiring from her reaching position and doing some serious research and writing about exotic Haitian tribal rituals. Two calls, because during rhe first she was burning peppers in her kitchen while dancing around her rwo Newfoundland pups that were sloshing and sliding through the water they had just spilled across the floor from their dish. Sounds like you needn't really go so far as Haiti, Joyce. Finally, on a personal note, I was elected to the Enfield (CT) board of education last November witl1 another Trinity alumnus, BILL T HOMSON '79 . Although we represent opposing political parties, I hope the town will get something of the best from each of us. Michael Hanlon 26 Ridge Rd. Enfield, Conn. 06082 Class Agents: Barbara B. Brecht Kathleen D. Catrini Gwendolyn G. Ifkovic Joyce Mecarrney

Master's 1971 JEFFREY MARSTED was named a principal, with the title of executive vice president, at Bradley, Foster & Sargent Inc. , Hartford, an investment advisory firm. Before this appointment, he was vice president and manager at Hartford's Shawmut Bank.

1973 NEAL BOUTIN was promoted to chief of field operations for New Hampshire's Office of Child Support. In March he celebrated 20 years of service to the State of New Hampshire.

1973,1995 At Trinity's 169th Commencement PETER B. SILVESTRI received his second master's degree this one in public policy. (His earlier master's degree is in education.) H e is self-employed as a public relations consultant and free-lance writer. Peter's wife, Eugenie D evine, is director of alumni programs at the College and his mother, Milli Silvestri, is me poetry center director.

1973 In O ctober 1995 T H EODORE SERGI was appointed education commissioner for the State of Connecticut.

1974 HELENA HOWARD writes that she is engaged to be married.

1975 WILSON FAUDE, executive director of H artford's Old State House, was pictured in a D ec. 1, 199 5 Hartford Courant article at which an August Mark Twain Festival was announced. CORNELIUS O 'LEARY was an honored guest at Trinity's Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony last November.

1981 GAIL GRISWOLD is a fulltime member of the faculty at South College in West Palm Beach, Fla., and an adjunct faculty member at Palm Beach Community College. She reaches mathematics at both schools and is doing postgraduate work with Nova University in the field of mathematics education.

1986 In November 1995 JOYCE BONCAL received an environmental award from the Hartford ~usiness journal ~?r starting a waste exchange.




DONNA SICURANZA is public relations and marketing coordinator at HealthMarket Inc. in Avon, Conn.

DONALD BISHOP '67 writes, "V-12 alumni ofTriniry might be interested in the recent article in Atlantic Monthly on "The Structure of Success in America," in the August issue. The article by Nicholas Lemann describes the origin of the admissions testi ng movement (SAT, etc.). It notes that the test administered in order to select officer candidates for the V12 program was one of the first large-scale tests that plowed the ground for the use of the SAT in the postwar period."

1994 TOM REYNOLDS, who was an aide to U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, currently serves on the board of education in Ledyard, Conn.

In Memo

STANLEY HOWARTH LEEKE, 1919 Stanley H. Leeke of Hamden, Conn. died on Jan. 4, 1996 at age 98. After graduating from high school in New Haven, Conn., he attended Triniry where he served as president of Delta Phi fraterniry and the sophomore class. H e was a member of the varsiry baseball and basketball teams. H e received his B.S. degree in 1920 and in 1935 he received his M.A. degree from Columbia Universiry. An Army veteran of World War I, he was the director of physical education for 25 years at H amden High School in H amden, Conn. He retired in 1962. He leaves his nephew, Walter Rice, Jr., of Niantic, Conn., and his niece, Sally Cunningham, of Miami, Fla.

ROBERT GEORGE MENASIAN, 1929 Robert G. Menasian, 88, of Canton Center, Conn. died on April 9, 1996. After graduating from Hartford Public High School, he attended Triniry where he received his B.A. degree in 1929. He received his LL.B. degree from Yale Law School and passed the Connecticut Bar in 193 1.

H e practiced law in H artford for many years. He was chairman of the Canton Planning Commission from 1959 to 1976 and a member and chairman of the Capitol Region Planning Agency from 1960 to 1971. A founding member of th e North Canton Volunteer Fi re D epartment, he also served on the board of trustees of the North Canton United Methodist Church. He was one of the original founders of the Roaring Brook Nature Center and a member of its board of trustees. Surviving are his wife, Armine Kazaross Menasian, of Canton Center, Conn.; two sons, Stephen, of Allentown, N.J., and David, of Potter Valley, Cali(; a daughter, Lisa Scribner, of North Canton, Conn.; and four grandchildren.

AARON BOBROW, 1930 Aaron Bobrow, 85, ofWest Hartford, Conn. and Boynton Beach, Fla. died on D ec. 8, 1995. After graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Triniry, joined Phi Alpha fraterniry, and received his B.A. degree in 1930. In 1939 he received his M.D. degree from the Universiry of Berne in Switzerland. He served with the Coast Guard in World War II. T he former chief of anesthesia at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford,


he also taught at the Universiry of Connecticut Medical Center, where he helped establish the anesthesia department. He was a member of Beth El Temple, the American Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Association, the American Sociery of Anesthesiology and the Connecticut Sociery of Anesthesiology, the West Hartford Regents, and Tumblebrook Country Club. Among his survivors are his wife, Irene Goodman Bobrow, of West Hartford and Boynton Beach, Fla.; two sons, Alec, ofWest H artford, and David, of New York, N.Y.; a brother; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

JOHN JOSEPH FONTANA, 1932 John]. Fontana, 87, of Southington, Conn. died on Dec. 1, 1995 after a short illness. After graduating from high school in Southington, Conn., he attended Fordham Universiry and then Triniry, where he was a member of Sigma N u fraterniry, and the varsiry football and baseball teams. H e received his B.S. degree in 1932. In 195 1, he received a master's degree in education from Boston Universiry; and in 1959, his C.G.A.S. from the Universiry of H artford. In 1932, he began teaching biology and coaching football, basketball and baseball at Southington High School. In 1961 , he retired from coaching to become athletic director at the school. In the mid '70s, the Southington High athletic complex was named the Joseph]. Fontana Athletic Fields. H e was a founder of the Connecticut and national high school coaches' associations. He was president of the state coaches in 1956 and executive secretary from 1957 to 1987. From 1966 to 1993, he was codirector of the state high school boys' basketball tournament. He received the 1949 Southington UNICO Gold Medal Award, the 1966 state coaches President's Award, the 1968 Gold Key Award from the Connecticut Sports Writers' Al liance, a 1973 citation from the Connecticut Association of Schools for his work in interscholastic athletics, and the 1982 Dwight Keith Award, the national coaches association's highest award. In 1977, he was inducted into the state high school coaches' Hall ofFame, and in 1984, the

state coaches voted to present their Distinguished Service Award in his name. H e leaves his wife, Anna Mutti Fontana, of Southington; a daughter and son in-law, Joanne and Dr. Mohandas Kini, ofWakefield, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a brother.

MICHAEL MYRON CHERPAK, JR., 1933 Michael M. Cherpak, Jr. of New Britain, Conn. died on Dec. 2 1, 路 1995 at age 91. After graduating from New Britain High School, he attended Triniry where he received his B.S. degree in 1933. Subsequently, he received his master's degree from Central Connecticut State College. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Transport Service for 34 years, and after retirement from the Post Office, he taught science at Roosevelt Jr. High School from 1959-1970. H e leaves his wife, Anne Labas Cherpak, of New Britain, Conn.; three daughters, Virginia Gauthier, of Columbus, Ohio, Evelyn Cherpak, of Portsmouth, R.I., and Elizabeth Bradanini, of North Canton, Conn.; a brother; and four grandchildren.

75 JAMES RESCOTT CULLEN, 1933 James R. Cullen of Somers, Conn . died on Dec. 5, 1995 at age 89 . After graduating from high school in H artford, he attended Triniry with the Class of 1933. H e received his M.D. degree from Georgetown Un iversiry in 1936 and, subsequently, served as an instructor of surgical anatomy at Georgetown Medical School. H e was a Navy veteran of World War II. A surgical consultant for the state and for the Institute of Living in H anford, he was a founding member of the Connecticut Sociery of the American Board of Surgeons and of the St. Francis Association - forerunner of the St. Francis Hospital Foundation. H e served as president of the Hartford Coun ry Medical Association, Hartford Medical Sociery, Connecticut Sociery of the American Board of Surgeons, Connecticut State Medical Sociery and the medical staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital. At the time of his death he was first vice chairman of the executive board of trustees at Johnson Memorial Hospital. T he hospital's


boardroom was dedicated in his honor. He served on the governor's commission that selected the site for the University of Connecticut Health Center. An author of many surgical artides, he was an associate editor of the Connecticut Medical journaL He leaves his wife, Helen Taylor Cullen, of Somers, Conn.; a son, James, ofWest Hartford; two grandchildren; and a brother.



John H. Baker of Pittsford, N.Y. died on May 20, 1995 at age 84. After graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity with the Class of 1934. Subsequently, he graduated from the University of Rochester and was employed by Sibley, Lindsay & Curr in Rochester, and in department stores in Erie, Pa. and Dayton, Ohio. From 1943 until his retirement in 1975 he worked for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y He held several offices in the Rochester chapter of the American Society for Quality Control. An active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Boy Scouts of America, and a volunteer at the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, he was also an路officer in the Newport Yacht Club. Among his survivors are his wife, Dorothy Doan Baker, of Pittsford, N.Y.; three sons, John H. '62, of Orinda, Calif., Donald D. '66, of Pittsford, N.Y., and Robert K. '70, of Brighton, N .Y. ; and three grandchildren.

SALVATORE SYLVESTER PIACENTE, 1936 Salvatore S. Piacente, 81, of West Hartford, Conn. died on Jan. 19, 1996. After graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his B.S. degree in 1936. A graduate of the University of Rochester Medical School, he began his medical career at Jersey City Medical Center. During World War II he was an Army flight surgeon and was awarded a Bronze Stat. He served a fellowship in internal medicine at the Lahey Clinic from 1946 1948. In 1948 he opened a private medical practice in Hartford, where he specialized in internal medicine and heart disease.

He also worked at the Hartford Dispensary, and McCook and Hartford hospitals. He was a member of the Hartford County and Connecticut medical societies, an Internist and Diplomate on the American Board oflnternal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and UNICO. He leaves his wife, Yvonne Schmid Piacente, ofWest Hartford; a son, David, of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Mary Schlichting, of Ellington, Conn.; four grandchildren; and a brother.


the swim team and Sigma Nu fraternity. He received his B.S. degree in 1946. During World War II he was an officer in the Army. He was employed by the YMCA in several locations, including Hartford; Bridgeport, Conn.; Cairo, Egypt; Boston, Mass.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Worcester, Mass. An active member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club, he held offices in his church and other civic associations. Among his survivors is his wife, Doris Dreschler Gallagher, of South Harpswell, Maine.

EDWARD STEPHEN MORRISON, 1943 Edward S. Morrison, 71, of Asheville, N.C. died on July 6, 1993. After graduating from Franklin School in New York City, he attended Trinity, receiving his B.A. degree in 1944. For many years he managed a travel agency in New York, N.Y Among his survivors is his wife, Dorothy Chedzoy Morrison, of Asheville, N.C.



Reid D. C. Smith, 81, of Elkton, Md. died on June 12, 1994. After graduating from high school in New Hartford, N.Y., he attended Trinity with the Class of 1937. At Trinity he was a member of Sigma N u fraternity. At the time of his retirement he was a purchasing agent for Almor Corp.

Bernard C. Solyn, Jr. of West Hartford died on Feb. 24, 1996 at age 77. After graduating from Kingswood School, he attended Trinity where he was president of the French Club, a member of the Glee Club, and director of the Trinity College Band. He received his B.A. degree in 1940. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a musician, having played with many famous musicians and bands during the big band era. He was also an announcer for various radio stations and had retired from the Veterans Administration in Hartford. He leaves his stepson, Gary Eastman, of Sacramento, Calif

JAMES MICHAEL KELLY, 1939 James M . Kelly, 78, of Rockville, Conn. died on Sept. 8, 1995 after a long illness. After graduating from high school in Windsor, Conn., he attended Trinity with the Class of 1939. He was employed for 28 years by Republic Steel of East Hartford. He then worked at A.M. F. Cuno in Vernon, Conn. until his retirement. A member of the Knights of Columbus and a past member of the Wilson, Conn. Fire Dept., he also served as town councilman in the early 1960s. He leaves his wife, Theresa Burke Kelly, of Rockville, Conn.; a son, James Kelly, of Westboro, Mass.; two daughters, Nancy Burns, of Salem, Va., and Sharon Hesler, of Glastonbury, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.

QUENTIN PERSHING GALLAGHER, 1940 Quentin P. Gallagher of South Harpswell, Maine died of a cerebral brain hemorrhage on Oct. 16, 1995 at age 77. After graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity where he was a member of

JOHN GERALD FITZGERALD,1941 John G. Fitzgerald ofFairfield, Conn. died of cancer on Jan. 29, 1996 at age 76. After graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity where he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. He received his B.S. degree in 1941. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a writer and columnist at The Hartford Courant from 1946 to 1957. In 1957 he was employed by United Technologies Corporation where he worked until he retired in 1985 as manager of financial public relations. He leaves his wife, Mary Melley Fitzgerald, of Fairfield, Conn.; two sons, Stephen, of Guilford, Conn., and Paul, of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Eileen Fitzgerald Rice, of Wilton, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

Philip G. Jacobs, 74, of Southborough, Mass. died on Nov. 25, 1995 following a long illness. After graduating from Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass., he attended Trinity, where he was a member of the football, baseball and crew teams. He received his B.A. degree in 1947. One of the country's foremost dog trainers, he was trainer for the Concord Dog Training Club and the New England Dog Training Club for over 40 years. He was active in the Southborough Historical Society. Among his survivors are his wife, Margot Dwyer-Jacob, of Southborough, Mass.; and a sister.

JOHN WILLIAM MURPHY, 1947 John W Murphy of Plainville, Conn. died on March 3, 1996 at age 71. After graduating from high school in Plainville, Conn., he attended Trinity and received his B.A. degree in 1947. Subsequently, he attended Boston University. For 41 years he taught at Plainville High School where he was chairman of the social studies department. He was active in the Plainville Teachers Club and had served as chairman of the library board, a member of the historical society and the Friends of the Library, and as town recreation director. He leaves his sister and brotherin-law, Joan and Anthony Porcella, of Plainville; two nieces; two nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

MARTIN WISH, 1947 Martin Wish, 71, ofWest Hartford, Conn. died on Nov. 27,


1995. Afi:er graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity, where he was president of Pi Gamma Mu honorary society, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of the Rifle Club, the Political Science Club, and Hillel Society. He received his B.A. degree in 1947, and in 1948, he received his M.B.A. degree from Harvard University. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a buyer and merchandiser at G. Fox & Co. in Hartford, retiring in 1980. He leaves his wife, Evelyn Lassman Wish, ofWest Hartford; two sons, Dr. Jay Wish, and his wife, Diane, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Dr. Marc Wish, and his wife, Amy, of Rockville, Md.; a daughter, Laura Morgan '80, and her husband, Michael '79, of Charlottesville, Va.; two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

SIDNEY HURWITZ, V-12 Sidney Hurwitz of Orange, Conn. died of viral pneumonia on Nov. 13, 1995 at age 67. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity in 1945 as part of the V-12 program. In 1949 he received his M .D. degree from the Long Island College of Medicine. A pediatrician in New Haven, Conn. in the 1960s, he specialized in pediatric dermatology and joined with three other doctors to form the American Society for Pediatric Dermatology in 1974. In 1981 he published the premier textbook, Clinical Pediatric

Dermatology. He leaves his wife, Teddy Berman Hurwitz, of Orange, Conn.; three daughters, Dr. Wendy Hurwitz, of New York, N.Y., Laurie Attias, of Paris, France; and Alison Hurwitz, of San Jose, Cali£; a brother; and a sister.

STUART COOPER MACINTIRE, V-12 Stuart C. Maclntire of London, England died on April30, 1995 at age 69. Afi:er graduating from high school in St. Louis, Mo., he attended Trinity as part of the V-12 program. In 1947 he received his B.A. degree from Principia College in Elsah, Ill. He was a lieutenant with the Navy and served from 1944 to 1945 and from 1948 to 1952. At the time .of his death he was with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

Among his survivors are his wife, Cosette Winget Maclntire, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

CHARLES CODDINGTON SANFORD,1948 Charles C. Sanford of Sioux Falls, S.D. died on Nov. 24, 1994 at age 68. Afi:er graduating from high school in Sioux Falls, S.D., he attended Trinity where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He received his B.A. degree in 1948. . He was the owner of Sanford Realty in Sioux Falls.

ALONZO GASKELL GRACE, JR., 1949 Alonzo G. Grace, Jr., 72, of Glastonbury, Conn. died on Jan. 16, 1996. A native of North Dakota, he attended Trinity, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He received his B.S. degree in 1949. In 1955 he received his M.A. degree from Yale University. He taught mathematics and physics at Trinity and Yale from 1949 until1956, when he joined the computer department at General Dynamics Corp. in Groton, Conn. From 1959 to 1971 he was associated with the RCA Corp. He was then employed by the Travelers Insurance Cos. as head of the information systems division. In 1975 he started his own company, A. G. Grace and Co., in Glastonbury, Conn. He returned to Trinity in 1976, where he was an adjunct professor of engineering and computer science until1992. As an alumnus, he served as an interviewer for the College and as Class Agent from 1959 to 1961. He was a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of University Professors. In addition, he was a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the honorary physics society, Sigma Pi Sigma. Among his survivors are his wife, Betty Myers Grace, of Glastonbury, Conn.; a son, Alonzo Grace III; three daughters, Alexa, Laurie and Elizabeth; and two grandsons.


CHARLES EMERY LAVOIE, 1949 Charles E. LaVoie, 72, of South Windsor, Conn. died on Jan. 28, 1996. Afi:er graduating from high school in Hartford, he attended Trinity, receiving his B.A. degree in 1949. In 1958 he received his master's degree from Central Connecticut State University. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was employed by the South Windsor Board of Education for over 30 years. He was a member of the Trinity College Alumni Association, and the Hospitality Lodge No. 128, A. F. & A.M. in Wethersfield, Conn. Among his survivors are his mother, Ellen LaVoie, of West Hartford; a son, Bruce, of Southington, Conn.; a daughter, Nancy Wassenar, of Manchester, Conn.; his former wife; a sister; and four grandchildren.

HENRY SEELY WHITE PEREZ,1950 HenryS. W Perez, 66, of Santa Cruz, Cali£ died of cancer on Feb. 15, 1996. Afi:er graduating from St. Peter's School in Peekskill, N.Y., he attended Trinity, joined Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, and received his B.A. degree in 1950. He had been employed in Palo Alto, Cali£ as a real estate company manager. For 15 years he was the owner of Big Trees Realty in Felton, Cali£ In 1985 he sold his business to pursue an acting career; he appeared in several movies and television programs. He returned to Felton in 1990, where he worked as a conductor and greeter at Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad. In addition to these occupations, he was a poet, clown, notary, peace activist and defender of farm workers' rights. He leaves his wife, Katherine Perez, of Santa Cruz, Cali£; five sons, Jeffrey, of Santa Cruz, Cali£, Roderick, ofKings Beach, Cali£, William, of San Jose, Cali£, Scott, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert, of Mountain View, Cali£

JULIAN PACKER PERRY, 1950 Julian P. Perry of West Hartford and Key Largo, Fla. died on March 8, 1996 at age 76.

Afi:er graduating from high school in Shelton, Conn., he attended Trinity with the Class of 1950. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Signal Corps and was stationed in the Persian Gul£ He worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services for more than 20 years, retiring in 1984. He was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, where he was a lay eucharistic minister. He leaves his wife, Ruth Marie Jensh Perry, ofWest Hartford and Key Largo, Fla.; four children, Daniel Perry, of Roslindale, Mass., Susan Perry Munson, of Miami, Fla., Thomas Perry '82, of Newtonville, Mass., and Margaret Perry Shea, of Ellington, Conn.; two sisters; a brother; and five grandchildren.

JAMES ROBINSON TAYLOR, JR. 1950 James R. Taylor, Jr. of Lancaster, Pa. died of a heart attack on Sept. 3, 1995 at age 67. ' Afi:er graduating from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, Pa., he attended Trinity where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Afi:er serving as president of his family's business, Taylor and Sons Real Estate, in Philadelphia, he became the vice president of Housing Development Corp. in Lancaster. He served as chairman of Lancaster's industrial development authority and was a member of the county board of realtors. He was also the recipient of a local humanitarian award. Other memberships include the Trinity Episcopal Church of Swarthmore, the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, and the American Kennel Club. He leaves his wife, Ann Stoltzfus Taylor, ofLancaster, Pa.; three daughters, Elizabeth and Melissa, both of Chicago, Ill., and Amy, of Buffalo, N.Y.; a grandson; a sister; and a brother.

HOLLIS SEGUR BURKE, 1951 Hollis S. Burke of Frenchtown, N.J. died of a heart attack on Nov. 25, 1995 at age 66. Afi:er graduating from Tafi: School in Watertown, Conn., he came to Trinity, where he was a member of the Glee Club, Can1pus Chest, the Review staff, Psi Upsilon fraternity, the freshman swimming



team, the Tripod staff, and the Ivy, serving as its editor in 1950. He received his B.A. degree in 1952. He served with the Navy from 1951 to 1953. He had worked for The Hartford Courant and The Greenwich Times. For 32 years, he was employed by The Courier-News of Bridgewater, N.J. He had worked for The Express- Times of Easton, Pa. since 1992. Surviving is his sister, Martha Bertolette, ofWoodbury, Conn.

CARL ANTHONY STEVER, 1952 Carl A. Stever ofWillowdale, Ontario, Canada died of cancer on Nov. 22, 1994. After attending high school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., he attended Trinity. He was a member ofTheta Xi fraternity and vice president of the sophomore class. An Army veteran, he had been employed in manufacturing. At the time of his death he was president of Caswood Industry Ltd. Among his survivors are his wife, Georgina Scroggins Stever, of Willowdale; and a son, James Stever.


DONALD FIELD BURR, 1956 Donald F. Burr, 61, of Southport, Conn. died on July 28, 1994. After graduating from St. Peter's School in Peekskill, N.Y., he attended Trinity where he joined Delta Phi fraternity, and received his B.A. degree in 1956. In 1959 he received his S.T.B. degree from General T heological Seminary in New York. An Episcopal priest, he served parishes in Lenox, Belmont, Worcester and Dorchester, Mass. In addition, he worked as a counselor with Rescue, Inc. in Boston, Mass. He had also been a priest-workman with Howe Furniture Corp. in South Norwalk, Conn. Among his survivors were his wife; and two daughters, Mary and Margaret.

THOMAS GEORGE BOWDEN, 1958 Thomas G. Bowden, 59, of Novelty, Ohio died of an apparent heart attack on Dec. 29, 1995. After graduating from high school in East Haven, Conn., he attended Trinity where he was a member of Sigma N u fraternity. He received his B.A. degree in 1958.

For 22 years he was an executive with Imperial Wallcoverings/ Collins Aikman Corp. In 1990 he became co-owner and operator of TG Industries in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Among his survivors are his wife, Carole Martin Bowden, of Novelty, Ohio; two sons, Todd, of Seattle, Wash., and Craig, of Punta Vedra, Fla.; and his mother, Alice Bowden, of New Haven, Conn.

JOHN GORDON PRENTICE, 1958 ]. Gordon Prentice of Englewood, Colo. died on Nov. 15, 1995 at age 63 . An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he received his B.A. degree from Trinity in 1958. He was an international insurance executive and also owned and operated Real Log Homes of Colorado. An amateur golfer, he competed in many pro-am tournaments. He leaves his wife, Judith Trickett Prentice, of Englewood, Colo.; and two daughters, Jennifer Prentice of Denver, Colo., and Susan Prentice, of Englewood, Colo.

LUIS ALFREDO RINCON, 1961 Luis A. Rincon of Caracas, Venezuela died on Nov. 3, 1994 at age 54. After graduating from the Peddie School in New Jersey, he attended Trinity. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and received his B.A. degree in 1961. In 1962, he received his M.B.A. from Wharton School. Subsequently, he moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he joined his family's customs brokerage and steamship agency. In 1964, he formed Clover, a multinational freight operation: A pianist and composer, he produced several records of his compositions and performances. He leaves his wife, Holly DeVries Rincon, of Caracas, Venezuela; two daughters; and three sons, including Luis Angel Rincon, of Miami, Fla.

TIMOTHY DUNCAN MACGRANDLE, 1963 Timothy D . MacGrandle of Plano, Texas died on Jan. 6, 1994 at age 53. After graduating from high school in Oradell, N.J., he attend-


ed Trinity, where he was a member of the varsity track team. He received his B.S. degree in 1967. He had been employed as a chemist in New Jersey and Michigan.

BEVERLY NIX COINER, 1964 Beverly N. Coiner, 52, of San Antonio, Texas died of lung cancer on March 9, 1995. After graduating from high school in Switzerland, he attended Trinity where he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. He received his B.A. degree in 1965 He had worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City. Subsequently, he founded Ad Works, which later merged with Sosart to form d1e San Antonio firm of Ed Yardang and Associates, which he served as creative director and executive vice president. Among his survivors are his wife, Kathleen Moon Coiner, and a son, Beverly N . Coiner, Jr., both of San Antonio, Texas; and two brothers.

PATRICK WILLIAM DUCKWORTH, 1966 Patrick W. Duckworth, 51, of Salisbury, Md. died suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 1995. After graduating from high school in Long Branch, N.J., he attended Trinity, where he was a member of the Brownell Club, the fencing team, the staff ofWRTC FM, vice president of the Atheneum Society, and named to the dean's list. He received his B.A. degree in 1966 and subsequently attended graduate school at American University. In his early '30s he suffered a ruptured brain aneurism that left him mentally and physically impaired. With intensive therapy he regained use of speech and some mobility, but never fully recovered. Among his survivors are his mother, Audrey Travers Duckworth, of Salisbury, Md.

ALAN SAMUEL WINTER, 1968 Alan S. Winter ofWashington, D.C. died on Nov. 28, 1994 at age 48. After graduating from high school in Washington, D.C., he attended Trinity where he was a member of the Atheneum Society and the Philosophy Club; named to the Dean's List; and president of the Young Democrats. He received

his B.A. degree in 1968. H e had been a staff attorney and director of documents for the government of the District of Columbia.

JOHN DAVID MATTUS, 1972 John D. Mattus of New York City di ed of cancer on Jan. 3 1, 1996 at age 44. After graduating from high school in West Hartford, he attended Trinity, receiving his B.S. degree in 1972. Subsequently, he attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University and in 1976 graduated from Harvard Business School. He was employed by the Hearst Publishing Co. and then the Wall Street firm ofW.P. Carey and Company. In 1980 he went on to found and run the real estate clivision ofThomson McKinnon Securities. He joined the board of directors in 1984, the youngest in Thomson's 100-year history. In 1985 he founded the Mattus Financial Corporation. He was very active in volunteer work and was a board member of some 30 organizations. Among his survivors are his parents, John and Anne Mattus, of West Hartford; his brother, Gregory; his wife, Anne, and their three children, Elizabeth, Gregory and Daniel, all of West Hartford.

ARTHUR JULIAN JOHNSON, 1977 Arthur]. Johnson ofWashington, D.C. died of AIDS on D ec. 31, 1995 at age 40. After graduating from high school in Towson, Md., he attended Trinity where he was news editor of the Tripod, and served on the budget committee and as a freshman adviser. He received his B.A. degree in 1977. He had been an English teacher in Baltimore, Md. In the 1980s he was a reporter for the Baltimore Afro-American and Prince George's County journal and an assistant editor with the magazine of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. In the early 1990s he was editor of Inside Arts and Black Film Review. He had published short stories and written a play that was produced in Washington in 1989. Survivors include his father, Phillip Johnson, Sr., of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Phillip Johnson, Jr., of Boston, Mass.; and a sister, Phyllis J. Purnell, of Baltimore, Md.


EDMUND RUSSELL WILSON, JR., 1977 Edmund R. Wilson, Jr. of Monroe, Conn. died on May 20, 1995 at age 40. After graduating from Taft School in Watertown, Conn., he attended Trinity, where he participated in the College radio station, WRTC. He received his B.A. degree in 1977. He was a senior programmer analyst at Pitney Bowes in Danbury, Conn. Among his survivors are his wife, Paula Kolasa Wilson, of Monroe, Conn.; his mother, Edith Ross Wilson, ofWatertown, Conn.; and a sister.

PAUL WALLACE ORLANDO, 1981 Paul W Orlando, 37, of Old City, Pa. died of liver failure on Nov. 29, 1995. After graduating from high school in Cherry Hill, N.J., he attended Trinity where he was a member of the Chapel Singers, the Concert Choir, the Pipes, and the staff ofWRTC. Recipient of the Delta Phi Alpha Book Prize and the German Book Prize, he earned his B.A. degree in 1981. In 1982 he joined the subscription staff of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. He became an editorial assistant in the Association's publication and education department in 1987, and was named program editor in 1992. He was a member of and lay reader at Grace Episcopal Church in Cherry Hill, N .J., and sang in the choir at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Center City, N .J. He leaves his parents, Michael and Jessie Orlando, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a sister; and two brothers.

DANA JUNE GIDDINGS, 1982 Dana J. Giddings, 36, of Seattle, Wash. died as the result of a brain rumor on Feb. 20, 1996. After graduating from St. Andrew's Priory in Honolulu, Hawaii, she attended Trinity, where she was active in the Jesters and the Concert Choir. She received her B.A. degree with honors in theater arts in 1982. She had worked for the Green Mountain Guild in Vermont; King's Island in Cincinnati, Ohio; King's Dominion in Richmond, Va.; and the Science Museum of Virginia.

After moving to Seattle in 1991, she worked as a public affairs director for the Northwest Folklife Festival, overseeing marketing, public relations and development, as well as coordinating publication of the festival program and directory and resource guide book. She received her MBA from City University in 1993. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Queen Anne in .Seattle. Among her survivors are her mother and stepfather, Jane and Jerry Smith, of Kailua, Hawaii; and her brothers, Michael, of Mililani, Hawaii, and Jamie, of Honolulu.

SCOTT A. LAFRANCE, 1982 Scott A. LaFrance, 35, of Chicago, Ill. died of complications 路 from AIDS on Feb. 29, 1996. After graduating from high school in Longmeadow, Mass., he attended Trinity, receiving his B.A. degree in 1982. In 1985 he earned an M.A. degree from Winterthur Museum in Delaware. He joined the Chicago Historical Society in 1982 and became a curatorial assistant in 1983. At the time of his death he was senior curator of architecture for the Society's Charles F. Murphy Architectural Center Study Center. His professional affiliations included the American Institute of Architects and the Society of Architectural Historians. He leaves his parents, Ernest and Nancy LaFrance, ofWyckoff, N.J.; a sister; three brothers; and his companion, Victor D'Altorio.

CLAUDIA DEPALMA DAVIS, 1989 Claudia D. Davis of Atlanta, Ga. died of cancer on Dec. 20, 1995 at age 28. After graduating from high school in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., she attended Trinity, where she was a member of Cerberus, the soccer team, AIESEC and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraterni路ty. She received her B.A. degree in 1989, and in 1995, she earned an M.A. degree from the University of Georgia. She leaves her husband, Cecil L. Davis, Jr. , of Atlanta, Ga.; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas DePalma, her brother, Nicholas, Jr., and her sister, Mindy, all of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.


JASON SALTZMAN, 1993 Jason Saltzman of Corte Madera, Calif died on Sept. 25, 1995 at age 24. After graduating from high school in Larkspur, Calif , he attended Trinity where he was a member of the crew team and Delta Phi fraternity. He was a participant in intramural sports and a volunteer at Camp for Kids. He received his B.S. degree in 1993. Among his survivors are his parents, Barry and Marietta Saltzman, ofTiburon, Calif

KELDA L. SPANGENBERG, 1996 Kelda L. Spangenberg, 21, of Brussels, Belgium died suddenly on Feb. 2, 1996. She graduated from International School in Brussels before attending Trinity where she was pursuing a self-designed international relations major. Fluent in both German and French, she spent her junior year in Paris, France. At Trinity, she was a member of the Equestrian Club, had ach ieved faculty honors and was elected to Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Among her survivors are her parents, Meredith T. and Adolf Spangenberg, of Brussels, Belgium; a brother, Dirk, of Australia; her maternal grandfather; and an aunt.

MASTER'S MILDRED VALCOURT BASHOUR, M.A. 1941 Mildred V Bashour, 82, of Hartford, died on Dec. 16, 1995. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut in 1935, and her M.A. degree from Trinity in 1941. For more than 30 years she was employed by Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Conn., where she taught French and chaired d1e foreign language department. She was a member of Alliance Francaise, and served as treasurer of the American Association of Teachers of French. Her husband, Frederick T. Bashour '34, predeceased her.

ALICE PURCELL HODDINOTT, M.A. 1941 Alice P. Hoddinott, 79, of West Hartford, died on March 13, 1996. She received her- bachelor's degree from St. Joseph College and, in 1941, her master's degree from Trinity. For 15 years she taught at Bulkeley High School in Hartford. She was a former communicant of St. Helena's Church in West Hartford. Among her survivors are a daughter, Mary, of Denver, Colo.; a son, Walter; and two grandchildren.

GLENN EARL WHITE, M.A. 1959 Glenn E. White of Meriden, Conn. died on Oct. 31, 1995 at age 63. After receiving his B.S. degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1954, he enrolled in Trinity's graduate program, receiving his M.A. degree in 1959. For 37 years he was employed by the Meriden school system, teaclling English, Spanish, French and social studies. He was the chairman of the English department citywide, and more recently, he was the head of the English department at Platt High School. He also taught English at Central Connecticut State University for 32 years. He published the Literary Map of Connecticut and Connecticut Folk Tales, Vol. I and 2. H e was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church. He leaves Stephen M. Lipensky, a loving friend and companion for 31 years; an aunt; and several cousms.

MICHAEL FREDERICK GUILFORD, M.A. 1976 Michael F. Guilford, 51, of Pleasant Hill, Calif died on Nov. 23, 1995. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he received his M.A. degree from Trinity in 1976. An Air Force veteran, he had worked at Hartford National Bank and Aetna Life and Casualty Co., and in Minnesota and California. He leaves his wife, Diane Westgate Guilford, and a son, David '95, both of Pleasant Hill, Calif; and two brothers.






Dale Harris, 67, of New York City died of AIDS in March 1996. In 1979 he joined the Trinity faculty as Charles A. Dana College Professor of the Arts. JACK KASSEL '79 remembers a class he took that was taught by Harris. He writes, "The course was about the 'Age of Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes' ...I recall the tremendous knowledge, passion and personal involvement that Dale Harris brought to the course. He spoke as if he had been an eyewitness to the revolutionary performances of Nijinsky, Petipa and other seminal dancers ofDiaghelev's company. In Mr. Harris's language, the dancers 'utterly transformed' themselves. I believe that Mr. Harris did the same for what could have been a dry, 'dead' historical topic. It is a challenge to lecture about the performing arts, I think; but Mr. Harris more than succeeded in sharing his passion. "I also recall that, being wellconnected in the New York City cultural scene, Dale Harris escorted the class to the Lincoln Center Library to view rare and otherwise inaccessible film footage of some of the dancers. The man was a resource himself, as well. "It is a tribute to Mr. Harris's influence, I think, that, despite my relative disinterest in dance (before or after the course), I would faithfully read the dance critiques in the Wall Street journal if I found Dale Harris's byline on the review. Such was the enjoyment taken from his use of the language, his conveyance of his love for the medium, and, not in the least, the strength of his opinions. He seemed often impatient with less-than-perfect performance; he may have been bored, but he was never boring!" The Wall Street journal's tribute to Dale Harris reads, in part, "As a critic, of ballet for us, of opera for others, and an expounder of everything else in the arts from lecterns at the Metropolitan Museum and the Cooper Union, Dale was a one man truth squad with first-class information, first-class taste and a first-class mind .... Old friends remember him as a cultivated British voice on WHRB, the Harvard student radio station, sharing vintage opera recordings and their lore with wondering undergraduates who'd never heard anything like it."


... to Trinity's alumni, parents andfriends, for setting Annual Fund records during this first year of The Trinity College Campaign. â&#x20AC;˘ The Annual Fund crossed the $3 million mark for the first time in College history. â&#x20AC;˘ The Class of 1996 set a senior class gift record of the class.

$9,000 from 62 percent

Thank you for your support... this year and every year! For more information, you can now call the Development Office toll-free at


n July 1, 1997, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong will revert to Chinese sovereignty. As a long chapter in Hong Kong's history closes, a new and uncertain future awaits. Both Great Britain and the People's Republic of China have striven to create an atmosphere of confidence and predictability that will reassure the people of Hong Kong as they assess their collective future. Both sides have promised stability and continuing prosperity. And yet, despite the reassuring rhetoric from London and Beijing, many questions remain to be answered. Will the most vital features of Hong Kong's life as a cultural and economic center be preserved? Will the virtually unfettered flow of capital in and out of Hong Kong's banks, financial institutions, joint ventures, and foreign-held corporations continue unimpeded? How will the government of the People's Republic of China regard the individual liberty that is a hallmark of Hong Kong life? Will Hong Kong remain China's major trading city, or will it be supplanted by Shanghai, Fuzhou, Tianjin and other former "treaty port" cities firmly under Beijing's control since 1949? Will Hong Kong continue to play a leadership role in the economic life of East Asia, or will it become a backwater? In short, is Hong Kong facing a brilliant future, or will its people soon view the colonial past with nostalgia and a sense ofloss? The Trinity-in-Hong Kong Program, December 27,1996 -january 3, 1997, will examine these intriguing issues and give participants close-up views of important aspects of the life and culture of Hong Kong. This alumni

college abroad will provide an inclusive view of key issues related to reversion and Hong Kong's future. For the program, Trinity is assembling internationally recognized specialists on the question of reversion; members of the alumni body with distinctive expertise on China and East Asia; representatives of the Hong Kong academic, political, and economic communities; and China specialists from Trinity's own faculty. Among the participants are: Dr. Chang Kuang-yuan, Curator ofAntiquities, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Richard Cleary, Managing Director, First Call Asia Pacific; Victor Fung, Deputy Editor, South China Morning Post, Martin C. M. Lee, Chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party; Michael E. Lestz, '68, Alumni College Director, Department of History, Trinity College; Michael Mahoney, Goodwin Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College; Bernard Rittenberg, Founder and C. E. 0., Suzy Curtain Company; King-fai Tam, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Trinity College; James Guanzhong Wen, Department of Economics, Trinity College; and Ying Qirui, President, Shenzhen University. In addition to lectures, panel discussions, and free-flowing debate among all participants, the Hong Kong Program will feature a one-day excursion to Shenzhen in the People's Republic of China and a two-day stay in Taiwan, where the group will visit the Palace Museum in Taipei and explore Taiwanese views of the Hong Kong question and its implications for Taiwan's future. For a brochure, including itinerary, tuition and full schedule of events, please contact Mary Conneely (phone: 860-297-2088; fax: 860-297-5359; e-mail: mary.conneely@mail.


Throughout the weekend you will have the opportunity to attend classes, lectures, sporting events, performances, and events related to the weekend's Public Policy Convocation. On Saturday evening, Anna Deavere Smith, an important new voice in American theater and winner of two Tony nominations and an Obie, will present her dramatic lecture, "Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change,"atTrinity's Austin Arts Center. Please plan to stay for an exciting Sunday program as well. This is a weekend that you will not want to miss!

Celebrate Gathering III, the third gathering ofTrinity College black alumni and their families, sponsored by the Trinity College Black Alumni Organization. Attend classes; participate in informal discussions with faculty and students; enjoy alumni/student athletic competition and performances; and, most importantly, renew acquaintances and relive good memories. If you have not attended a Gathering in the past, plan to this year. Your friends will be looking for you there!

Every year thousands ofTrinity's alumni and friends return to campus for Homecoming Weekend. This year your Trinity Bantams take on the Amherst Lord Jeffs - come cheer them on to victory! Other weekend highlights include the Bantam Booster Rally, alumni/varsity athletic competitions, Homecoming Luncheon, tailgate parties, carillon concert, the President's Homecoming Reception, Homecoming Concert featuring student musical groups, and many activities designed especially for young alumni. Make your plans now to be a part of this exciting weekend!