Fall 2002 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 20: ’40s - ’70s

page 21: ’80s - ’91

page 22: ’92 - ’96

page 23: mini-mules

page 24: ’97 - ’98

page 25: ’99 - ’00

page 26: ’01- ’02

page 27: special notices & memoriam


the forties

| ’46 | Bruce Romig sent in some photos and news of classmate Dick Bergman and his wife Margaret, a couple of world-travelers who missed the 55th reunion in May because it conflicted with a trip to Switzerland and the Italian Alps. The Bergmans, who live in Chico, Calif., say they hope to see fellow ‘Berg alums in five years at the big 60th.

Dick Bergman ’46 says he almost gets rear-ended as drivers from Chico State, near his California home, try to read his license plate holder and figure out “What’s that college?”



the fifties

| ’50 | Thomas Cole has been busy these days. He writes in to say that he recently published an essay titled “E.P. On the Imagist Movement, 1912-14” in the Ezra Pound Scholarship Journal, PAIDEUMA, University of Maine, and correspondence in “DEAR EDITOR: A History of Poetry in Letters,” (Poetry, Chicago); published by W.W. Norton, 2002.

| ’56 | Tommy Coughlin sends in the following news on behalf of the class of 1956. Bob Fritsch is now retired from IBM and lives in Charlotte, N.C. Bob is fully recovered from the major heart surgery he had four years ago. He has traded in his baseball bat for golf clubs and enjoys this challenging game. His other interests include spending time with his grandchildren and traveling. Bob came back to Muhlenberg in May 2001 for his 45th class reunion and plans to be here for his 50th in 2006. Bill Greenawald, class reunion chair, is still putting in a full workweek as vice president of the investment company Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. of Allentown, Pa. Bill is a very active member of the community and serves on the board of directors of the East Penn AAA Club. Bill is also vice president of the Allentown Fair; he and his committees work hard to ensure this traditional annual event runs smoothly and successfully. As if that weren’t enough, Bill also administers the Farmers Market in Allentown. Bill and his wife Pat have been married for 41 years and in their spare time enjoy relaxing with their family and many friends. Harry and Joan Kreutzberg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on April 4, 2002. The couple renewed their vows at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Palmyra, N.J., where they were married on April 4, 1952. Many of the original wedding party and guests were able to be with the happy couple and share their joy. At the reception following the ceremony, family, friends and Harry’s best man Al Rubbert ’51, relaxed and enjoyed the rest of a memorable day. Please send news items to Tommy Coughlin, Class Correspondence/Fund Chair, 4844 Derby Lane, Macungie, PA 18062. Phone: (610) 530-9565; E-mail: jeanc4844@enter.net.

Joel M. Greenberg ‘73
| ’57 | Jon F. LaFaver was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for a three-year term. He is a past president of the Cumberland County Bar Association, and a past Governor and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

the seventies

| ’73 | Jean Bjorenson received the Pfizer Norden Distinguished Teacher Award during the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s annual awards celebration on April 20, 2002. Jean, a senior lecturer in anatomy in the veterinary school’s department of comparative biosciences, received the award based on nominations from the four classes of veterinary medical students and departments in the school. Joel M. Greenberg, a partner with the Great Neck (N.Y.) law firm of Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, P.C., has been named president of Temple B’nai Sholom of Rockville Centre. Joel, who previously served as B’nai Sholom’s vice president, was installed during ceremonies on June 1, 2002.

Ellis Jacobs ‘74


| ’74 | Ellis Jacobs left the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in July after being there for 19 years. Ellis and his family have moved to Albany, N.Y., where he is serving as the director of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program for the New York State Department of Health. He will also have a professorial appointment in the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, SUNY. Deborah Kauffman recently joined Earth Tech, Inc.’s global water management division as manager of strategic services. She will oversee corporate services at Earth Tech’s Grand Rapids, Mich., office, which employs 300 people.


Debora Kauffman '74
| ’77 | After serving 10 years as an assistant principal at Morris Knolls High School, Jeff Swanson was recently hired as a district director of instructional services in the Morris Hills Regional District in Denville, N.J. In this position Jeff will supervise social studies, art and music. He and wife Pati live in Hackettstown, N.J., along with their five children. Lara, the second of those five, entered the ‘Berg family this fall as a member of the class of 2006.


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