David Berz, BA ’70,
JD ’73, received the Judge Learned
Hand Award for outstanding leadership in the legal
profession from the American Jewish Committee
in March. The AJC works for religious cooperation
and human rights and celebrates diverse cultures
and traditions. Berz, who was recognized for his
commitment to community service as well as his
professional accomplishments, is the managing
partner of the Washington office of Weil, Gotshal
February, Richard G. Frankel, BBA ’71,
received the 2006 TIME Magazine Quality
Dealer Award. He is dealer principal and president
of Infiniti of Willow Grove in Orlando, Fla. The
award is among the automobile industry’s
most prestigious honors for car dealers. Recipients
must demonstrate a longstanding commitment to
community service. A third-generation auto dealer,
Frankel serves on several charitable boards and
committees, including local chapters of the Crohn’s
and Colitis Foundation, the American Heart Association,
and the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for
CEO of the Federal Consulting
Group in the Department of the Treasury, Anne
MA ’71, was appointed to the board
of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award for the fourth time. The board is
made up of leading experts from industry, education,
professional, and trade organizations, and the
government. In addition to her successful career
in federal service, Kelly also has held volunteer
leadership positions with numerous philanthropic
groups, including the Northern Virginia Healthy
Families organization, the Red Cross of Alexandria,
Va., and the board of the Virginia Opera. She
resides in Alexandria, Va.
Gary Kepplinger, BA
’71, was appointed general counsel
of the Government Accountability Office in July.
He resides in Springfield, Va.
The American Bar Association
Business Law Section awarded the Jean Allard Glass
Cutter Award to Lynne B. Barr, BA ’72,
JD ’75. Barr is a partner in the
financial services group of the Boston office
of Goodwin Procter and chairs its consumer financial
services practice. She advises banks, bank holding
companies, brokerage concerns, mortgage companies,
trade associations and other entities on general
corporate matters. The award is presented annually
to a female business lawyer who has achieved excellence
in her profession and developed opportunities
for other women in the field.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
honored William Carpenter, MS ’74,
with the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Award in April. Carpenter is chair of the department
of pathology and medicine at the Arthur A. Dugoni
School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific,
where he has served for 20 years. Carpenter has
lectured nationally and is the author of numerous
articles in medical and dental publications. He
is a member of numerous professional societies,
including the Organization for Safety and Aseptic
Procedures. Prior to his academic career, Carpenter
served as a mentor for the U.S. Army’s oral
pathology residency program and was the oral pathology
consultant to the U.S. Army surgeon general and
to several military hospitals and dental services.
The International Anti-Counterfeiting
Coalition named Nils Montan, MFS ’77,
president of its Washington-based non-profit association,
which is dedicated to the protection of intellectual
property. He assumed his new duties in May. Montan
formerly was vice president of senior IP counsel
at Warner Bros., which he joined in 1992. Montan
is on the advisory board for CERTUS International,
a contract research organization based in Princeton,
N.J. He resides in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Susan C. Morris, BS
’77, accepted a tenure track position
in the department of social and political science
at the University of Wisconsin—Platteville.
She earned her PhD in international studies at
Old Dominion University in 2000, and is the author
of Trade and Human Rights: The Ethical Dimension
in U.S.-China Relations (Ashgate, 2002).
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts board of trustees
selected Alexander L. Nyerges, BA ’79,
MA ’82, to be its new director.
He assumed the role in August. Nyerges previously
was director and CEO of the Dayton Art Institute
in Dayton, Ohio, since 1992. During his tenure
at the Dayton Art Institute, he managed a $24
million expansion and renovation. The Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts is now undergoing a $121 million
expansion that will add more than 100,000 square
feet to the existing facilities.
Steven R. Cohen, MD
’80, is a renowned plastic surgeon,
inventor, and author who practices in the San
Diego region. Cohen was elected for membership
in the Cosmos Club in Washington.
A member of Cozen O’Connor’s
Cherry Hill, N.J., office, Jeffrey L.
Nash, BA ’80, is the recipient
of the 2006 Nathan Asbell, MD, Humanitarian Award
from the United Way of Camden County, New Jersey.
The award is presented annually to an individual
who exemplifies outstanding community service
and involvement. Nash practices with the firm’s
subrogation and recovery group. Nash also is a
Camden County freeholder and vice chairman of
the Delaware River Port Authority. Among other
service honors, Nash received the 2004 New Jersey
Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award.
In Baltimore, Constellation
NewEnergy, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy,
named Martha A. Duggan, MBA ’83,
vice president of business development for the
mid-Atlantic region. Duggan is responsible for
the strategic direction of the regional sales
team. She previously served as vice president
for regional government and regulatory affairs
for CNE and has 25 years of energy industry experience.
Suzanne Callahan, MA
’85, received the Outstanding Publication
of the Year Award by the American Evaluation Association
for Singing Our Praises: Case Studies in the
Art of Evaluation, (Association of Performing
Arts Presenters, second edition, 2006). The book
explores the evaluation process by highlighting
examples of arts practitioners who have used it
to learn about their success. Using numerous examples,
tools, and techniques adapted from other fields,
the book trains arts practitioners to design their
own evaluations, transforming this requirement
into a useful tool to reveal the worth of arts
Booz Allen Hamilton elected
Jack D. Welsh Jr., MS ’85,
vice president in November. He focuses on enhancing
U.S. imagery and geospatial intelligence capability
within the national and defense communities. Welsh
focuses on enhancing the U.S. imagery and geospatial
intelligence capability within the national and
defense communities. He has more than 20 years
of management and technical consulting experience,
serving clients including the CIA. He resides
in Purcellville, Va.
Richard F. Pulcrano,
BS ’86, accepted the position of
chief operating officer and senior vice president
of MobilexUSA and assumed duties in May. Based
in Philadelphia, Mobilex is the largest provider
of mobile radiology services in the nation. Previously,
Pulcrano was president of Horizon Mobile Health
and Genesis Diagnostic Services.
The Treasury Department awarded
the Alexander Hamilton award to Chris
Smith, MPA ’86, in July. The award
recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the
highest standards of public service. Smith is
the treasury’s chief of staff and formerly
was secretarial adviser. Smith also played a key
role in establishing the department’s Office
of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
Langley aerospace engineer Thomas Horvath,
MS ’87, was named the 2006 Engineer
of the Year by the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics in June. Horvath was honored
for his contributions to the understanding of
space shuttle orbiter aerothermodynamics phenomena
which were critical to the Columbia accident
investigation and the safe entry of the Discovery
return-to-flight mission. Horvath has served NASA
for 19 years and is the author of more than 70
technical papers, including the AIAA best thermophysics
paper in 2001. In 2005, he received a NASA Exceptional
Engineering Medal for contributions to the Columbia
Peter Iacobell, MHSA
’89, was named the new chief operating
officer of Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports
Medicine, the Cincinnati area’s largest
practice specializing in the care of bones, muscles
and joints, in April. Previously, Iacobell served
as vice president for patient services and practice
operations at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
IMS Health named Ken
Rhines, BA ’89, director of its
health’s primary data management division,
which provides information solutions to pharmaceutical
clients. An MBA candidate at La Salle University,
Rhines lives outside Philadelphia with his wife,
Mary Beth, and their three children, Jack, Andrew,
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky, and Popeo promoted James Wodarski,
BA ’89, to the position of partner
in its Boston office. Wodarski, a trial lawyer,
is experienced in a wide range of legal action,
including patent and trademark litigation, white-collar
crime, and products liability. He resides in Boston.
Vane, BA ’90, was named partner
at the Austin, Texas, office of Gardere Wynne
Sewell. He concentrates on legislative and regulatory
affairs, with a focus on insurance, financial
services, the environment, transportation, and
consumer issues. He also is a leading practitioner
in the area of consumer service contracts.
Brown Raysman Millstein Felder
& Steiner promoted Monica B. Richman,
BBA ’91, to the position of partner
in its New York office. Richman represents a variety
of industrial clients in disputes regarding trademark
and copyright law.
Nu Skin Enterprises appointed
Charles Allen, BBA ’02,
vice president of administrative services in July.
Most recently, Allen served as Nu Skin’s
vice president of corporate communications. He
joined the company in 1991. Nu Skin is a global
At Kuwait University, Turki
Alshimmiri, MBA ’92, is an associate
professor in the finance department. He is conducting
several research projects.
In January, public relations
specialist Kristin Kenney Williams, BA
’92, launched a strategic communications
firm, Commfluent, in Vail, Colo. Williams has
worked as a public relations strategist and journalist
in the Vail area since 1993. She lives in Edwards,
Colo., with her husband, David, and their two
sons, Nicholas and Maximilian.
(Rovak) Henderschedt, BA ’93, and
her husband, Tom Henderschedt, BA ’92,
reside in Beijing. Tom, a naval officer, was promoted
to the rank of commander and is serving as the
U.S. Embassy’s assistant naval attaché.
Erin volunteers at the International School and
is writing a book. They have three children: Jack,
8; Jed, 5; and Huck, 2.
At Blank Rome in Philadelphia,
Cory G. Jacobs, BAccy ’93,
was named a partner. Jacobs is a member of the
business tax practice group, and advises taxpayers
on the tax-efficiency of a range of business activities,
including domestic and international mergers,
acquisitions, reorganizations and liquidations.
Rockville, Md., resident April
Stubbs-Smith, BS ’93, MPH ’96,
was appointed senior public health adviser at
the Food and Drug Administration’s Center
for Devices and Radiological Health, in the office
of surveillance and biometrics. In her capacity
as issues manager, she also manages resolution
of center-wide post-market surveillance issues
related to approved medical devices that impact
the public health. She and her husband, Jack Smith,
have one son, Nicholas Jack Smith.
Stefka Czarnecki Fanchi,
BA ’94, is the executive director
of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. She is participating
in the campaign for the U.S. Public Service Academy,
a national civilian university designed to educate
young leaders dedicated to public service. Other
alumni involved in the effort include Chris
Myers Asch, BA ’94; Julie
Hulstein, BA ’94; and Shawn
Raymond, BA ’94.
senior investment officer with the International
Finance Corporation, Thomas E. Lubeck,
BA ’95, MAccy ’99,
and his wife, Marta Ferrer Lubeck, BA
’95, MA ’98, reside in Kiev,
Ukraine. Previously, the couple lived in Moscow,
where Marta was co-chair of the International
Women’s Club of Moscow Charities Group.
Since August 2005, Maj. Scott
D. McDonald, BA ’95, has been posted
as the U.S. Marine Corps attaché to Australia.
He provides diplomatic representation for the
Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps,
and also provides advice on military matters to
the ambassador and liaises with the Australian
Lara Day, BA ’96,
is art assistant to actor Dennis Hopper. A photographer
and painter, Hopper exhibited in two shows coordinated
by Day, one at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and
one at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. Day resides
in Marina Del Ray, Calif.
In January, Stephen
Leo, BA ’96 and Jennifer
(Kelly) Leo, BA ’96, welcomed twin
daughters, Anna and Charlotte. The family resides
in Reston, Va.
Stout Risius Ross in McLean,
Va., named Scott D. Levine, MBA ’96,
managing director in its valuation and litigation
advisory services group. Levine specializes in
valuation of stock and assets in privately held
police officer John Tartikoff, MFS ’96,
was named an associate at Bazelon Lee & Feldman.
He specializes in commercial litigation. Tartikoff
lives in Philadelphia.
In Washington, Daniel
A. Blumenthal, BA ’97, joined the
law offices of Halloran & Sage. Previously,
Blumenthal was an associate with a boutique franchise
law firm, and also worked as a litigation attorney.
His experience includes addressing issues of antitrust,
intellectual property, unfair business practices,
securities fraud, and telecommunications.
Vienna, Va., resident Anne
M. Glenzer, BA ’97, received her
master of leadership degree from Georgetown University’s
McDonough School of Business in December. The
program focuses on developing skills essential
to effective management, including negotiation,
ethical decision-making, crisis communications,
change management, and coalition-building.
On December 23, Molly Rose
was born to David E. Deitz, BA ’98,
and Erin S. Deitz. The family lives in Cherry
Thomas L. Fitzkee,
PhD ’98, was named chair of the
Francis Marion University’s department of
mathematics in July. He also is faculty adviser
to FMU’s math club. Prior to joining the
FMU faculty in 1998, Fitzkee was a business support
specialist for Boeing/McDonnell Douglas Aerospace.
He has published several articles, has presented
at mathematics conferences nationwide, and is
the recipient of several grants. He was elected
South Carolina state director for the Mathematical
Association of America Southeastern Section.
On May 29, Dana Beth
Ginsburg, BA ’98, Paul
W. Ginsburg, BA ’95, and their
children, Flora and Nathan, welcomed a baby girl,
Leah Mindel, into their family.
Forensic chemist Michelle
Reardon, MSFS ’99, received an
Arthur Sherwood Flemming Award for her work with
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Since joining the government in August 2000, Reardon
has worked on about 250 cases involving explosives
and is a member of ATF’s national response
team, which goes to major fire and bombing sites
around the country. The Flemming Awards recognize
outstanding dedication to public service.
Avi Kent, BA ’00
joined Miami investment banking firm Capitalink
as an associate in July.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute
of American History awarded James McGrath
Morris, ME ’00, a research fellowship
in February. Morris conducts research at the Columbia
University Rare Book and Manuscript Library for
the project “Pulitzer: A Biography.”
Morris is the author of four books, including,
most recently, The Rose Man of Sing Sing:
A True Tale of Life, Murder and Redemption in
the Age of Yellow Journalism.
Rachel (Spilken) Strohl,
BA ’00, received a doctorate from
the Graduate School of Applied and Professional
Psychology at Rutgers University in May 2005.
She is working at Stress and Anxiety Services
of New Jersey, a group private practice specializing
in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety
disorders for children, adolescents, and adults.
She resides in East Brunswick, N.J.
In his hometown of Oklahoma
City, David Holt, BA ’01,
is chief of staff to the mayor.
Achrol, BS ’03, a second-year MD
candidate at Stanford Medical School, was awarded
a 2006 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship in February.
The award supports graduate study for new American
citizens, immigrants, and children of immigrants.
Achrol was born in Jaipur, India. While a researcher
at the University of California, San Francisco,
Achrol developed a handheld electrocardiogram
monitoring system, an NIH-funded bioinformatics
database, and a portable cerebral perfusion measurement
device, among other innovations.
In June, Chicago National Public
Radio interviewed Ahmed Elmi, MPH ’03,
on the Islamic militia’s takeover of the
capital of Somalia. Elmi is the co-founder and
president of the Somali American Community Association
and is a community health educator at the Center
for Cancer Surveillance and Control within the
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The interview can be accessed at www.chicagopublicradio.org/audio_library/wv_rajun06.asp#9.
Moira Mack, BA ’03,
and Jay Muntz, BA ’97, MBA ’05,
were married in May. They were introduced by sisters
Carly Strelzik Wiessmann, MS ’05,
and Alexis Strelzik, BA ’03.
Alumni in attendance included Rob Church,
BA ’97, MS ’00; Meredith
Miller, BA ’03; Ellen Warner,
BA ’04; and Maura Pagano,
BA ’05. Muntz is a senior software
engineer at Fishbowl Marketing, and Mack is a
consultant to issue and political campaigns with
Hildebrand Tewes Consulting. They reside in Alexandria,
July, Daniel Mania, MS ’03,
was named director of corporate security for Delaware
North Companies. Mania, a former U.S. Secret Service
agent, is responsible for protecting Delaware
North’s corporate assets, including facilities,
revenues, executives and employees, as well as
guests and customers. He is based at the firm’s
Buffalo, N.Y., headquarters.
Jennie L. Roloff, BA
’03, lives in Japan, teaching English
through the JET program and is enrolled in Columbia
University’s Teachers’ College in
Former Hatchet news
managing editor Julie Gordon, BA ’04,
was instrumental in the launch of CO-ED
magazine. The magazine, edited by Rolling
Stone alumnus Kirk Miller, is written by
and for students. It includes campus reports,
entertainment reviews, and detailed coverage of
college sports not generally dealt with by larger
Erin Bullinger, BA
’05, received a Fulbright scholarship
to South Korea, where she teaches English as a
Serving with the Peace Corps
in Togo, Africa, Aaron Childs, BA ’05,
is keeping an online journal of his experiences,
which may be viewed at www.aaroninafrica.com.
Lisa De Cerchio, BA
’05, a graduate student in the
MBA program at Schiller International University
in Heidelberg, Germany, was awarded a Fulbright
teaching scholarship to teach English in Germany.
She previously interned at the Embassy of Sweden
and the Center for Strategic and International
Studies in Washington.
A Well-Designed Life
Artist and volunteer
Murray Stein, BSEE ’49, with a Turkish
coffee set of his own creation. The set
is made from 245-year-old English boxwood.
After graduating at age 22, Murray
Stein, BSEE ’49, put his GW education
to good use, designing the four-computer system
for the Apollo Mission Simulator and working
on satellite systems. He also taught for GW’s
Continuing Engineering Education Program for
This year, Stein was honored
for his community service and thousands of hours
of volunteer work by the National Committee
to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He
was presented the Distinguished Senior Award
for 2006 in a ceremony on Capitol Hill in May.
Stein—who resides in both
Rockville, Md., and Allen, Texas, where his
grandchildren live—was nominated for his
work with Montgomery County, Maryland, public
schools; the Rockville Senior Center; 13 years
of service for Rockville’s Senior Citizens’
Commission; and for helping to found the Senior
Artists Alliance. The alliance has more than
120 members, all over the age of 60.
In service to GW, Stein chaired
the marketing committee for GW’s National
Advisory Council. In recent years, he donated
a historic collection on the evolution of electronics
and computers to the University, as well as
a collection of rare books to Gelman Library.
In addition to volunteer work,
Stein stays active through artistic pursuits.
His award-winning segmented turning has been
displayed on campus in Tompkins Hall, and at
museums, galleries, and international venues.
He has lectured on and demonstrated his techniques
twice at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery,
and sculpts in stone and metal. He also makes
replicas of Chippendale furniture for his home,
and synagogue art for local temples.
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