Class Notes

page 23: ’54 - ’65

page 24: ’66 - ’87

page 25: ’88 - ’95

page 26: ’96 - ’98

page 27: ’99 - ’00

 

page 28: mini-mules ’86 - ’94

page 29: mini-mules ’95 - ’03

page 30: ’01 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’66 | Timothy Romig was recently named senior financial consultant, a title given to the top 2% of representatives of the company. He also writes that he has three unbelievable grandkids.

| ’69 | Cynthia Swank regrets not getting to Allentown for her 35th reunion, especially as it is the 75th anniversary for the class of 1929 of which her father, Albert M. Swank, was a member. 2004 is a year of anniversaries for her—the 25th of meeting her husband and the 15th of founding her consulting firm, Inlook Group. She and husband Peter Parker (the real Spiderman) continue to live on the beautiful (but don’t go swimming until August) coast of New Hampshire.

| ’72 | Craig Impink was named vice president of foundation and government development for WETA TV 26 and 90.0 FM, public broadcasting stations serving Va., Md., and Washington, D.C. with educational, cultural and public affairs programming and related services. Vernon Wehrung, president of Modern Precast Concrete, Ottsville, Pa., was elected as chairman of the board of the National Precast Concrete Association at the NPCA annual business meeting February 9, 2004 in Atlanta. He will serve as chairman of the manufacturing trade association through February 2005.

| ’73 | Patrice Clemson writes, “Happy to report that I completed my Ph.D. in December 2003. In addition to teaching, I am doing research in Web use and human factors. I live north of Pittsburgh, Pa. with my husband, Dr. John Hennon. Both of our children, Meredith and William Hennon, are students at Penn State.”

| ’75 | Kenneth M. Bahrt recently left the COX-2 team at Pfizer, Inc in NYC to join Bristol-Meyers Squibb
as executive director- global medical affairs- immunology, overseeing medical affairs for two new biologic therapies for autoimmune diseases and transplant surgery. Craig A. Bernecker has been named president of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is the recognized authority on lighting in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In addition, he is The Lighting Education Institute’s founder and director. Robert Djergaian recently was named director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., where he currently serves as co-medical director of the Rebound Musculoskeletal Center and physician director of Rehabilitation Services. Claudia (Beach) Tamplin married Everett Allen Tamplin of Lousiville, Ky. in October 2001.

| ’77 | Former TKE president Rich Crist, Jr. is currently the president of Allstate of N.J. His son is a member of the class of 2005. Sarah E. Henrich has been named director of the University Art Galleries and assistant professor of art at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Murray State University has been named as the top public master’s university for Best Education/Best Value in the southern region by U.S. News and World Report. Sarah writes, “My initial course on professional practices 399 will be utilizing a text by Linda Weintraub, published in 2003. Ms. Weintraub was my art professor in contemporary art while at Muhlenberg. Now, how is that for influence and ’what goes around, comes around?’”

| ’78 | Louise (Connelly) Henshaw obtained an Ed.S. degree from Rowan University, as well as an N.C.S.P. (National Certification in School Psychology). She is a school psychologist at the Hammonton Middle School. She and husband Larry have five children: Lynnette, Lee, Lance, Larry and Lauren. Michael F. McDevitt writes, “After over two brutal years laid off from full-time employment due to the pathetic economy, I am now working in new business development for ATK Elkton LLC., a leading space and weapons systems company, in Elkton, Md. I am continuing my part time job as an adjunct professor in the English department of Delaware Technical and Community College teaching technical writing. I taught part time during my extended layoff and liked it. So, I keep my hand in it. I recently received my second U.S. Patent for novel technology for treatments of groundwater contamination. I continue to write and travel and live with my dogs in Bear, Del.”

| ’79 | Ted R. Goundie was recently appointed dean of students at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

| ’80 | Jonathan F. Tobias is an EOD naval officer. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas with wife Kathleen.

| ’84 | John DiPalma has recently relocated to Raleigh, N.C. and is working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. as a senior director of customer service. John has two daughters, Danika and CaraMia, ages 11 and 10. Edie (Holbrook) Riehm has published an essay entitled, “Dorothy Tilly and the Fellowship of the Concerned” in the anthology “Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege: White Southern Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era.” She is currently a doctoral candidate in history at Georgia State University. Peter D. Spohn, Ph.D., received his master’s of business administration degree from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H., in May. Peter is the head of global sales for Saint Gobain Plastics in Nashua.

Nick Lombardi, Andy Bollman, Tim Ryan,
and Ken Rogers.

| ’85 | A better late then never 40th birthday/reunion... This past May, Nick Lombardi ’84, Andy Bollman ’85, Tim Ryan ’85, and Ken Rogers ’85 reunited for a golf trip to the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, as seen here on the 18th green. Andy Bollman writes, “The trip, which had been in the making for many years, went off without a hitch. A great time was had by all! We left sunny California with only one problem… where to go for our 50th?”

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