T H E E I G H T I E S
Allan F. DeGuzman is a medical physicist and assistant
professor at Wake Forest University Medical School. He and his wife
Susan are living in Winston-Salem, N.C. They send the following request:
"We would love to hear from old friends who have lost touch. Anyone
know where Scott (Ziggy) Ross is???'
Dr. Clifford Sachs, a principal scientist at Biogen
Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., was an invited speaker to the Sierra Biomedical
Symposium in Napa, Calif. He gave a presentation on the pre-clinical
safety program he manages for a project using gene therapy with the
human interferon-beta gene to treat cancer. He and his wife Betsy live
in Littleton, Mass.
' 82 Richard K. Sterling,
M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. is currently associate professor of
medicine and director of the fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology
and nutrition at The Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. His clinical
focus is the treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases including
liver transplantation, and his study of viral hepatitis is funded by
the National Institute of Health. He also directs a second-year medical
school course on gastrointestinal diseases and has won numerous teaching
awards. Richard credits his success to his wife, Ann, and his son, Joseph.
' 84 Myles Kahn
and his wife Megan have been living in the Seattle area for just over
a year. Myles writes: "It's quite a change for the life-long New
Yorker but we are adapting well and enjoying the natural beauty. I am
practicing law here and building my sports management business. In my
travels I have seen Dr. Steven Feit and family in Florida
and plan to visit with Steve Binder, who now lives
in northern California." Myles also reports that he had dinner
with Geoffrey Goldberg '81 in Seattle. After nearly
10 years the two were re-connected through e-mail addresses found on
the 'Berg alumni Web page. Geoff was passing through town on business.
He has also recently been in contact with Lee Marcus '86 and
Tracy (Ottinger) Marcus '87, Scott Kessler '83, Marc Faecher '86, Harry
Comnellis '85, Neil Levine and Martha Smith '85.
Myles says all of this "ZBT alumni crew" are doing well. Scott
and Lisa Kessler live in Nicosia, Cyprus, as the latest stop of Scott's
career with the U.S. State Department.
Hank W. Marcantoni, a staff surgeon with the U.S. Army,
is currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom. He and his wife Rosie reside in Georgetown, Texas.
Gwynne (Gorton) Zisko, an attorney and a homemaker,
resides in Duxbury, Mass., with her husband, Charles.
' 85 Jan R. Jurden has
recently completed the general jurisdiction course at the National Judicial
College in Reno, Nev. The course was held Oct. 29-Nov. 9, 2001.
Approximately 90 judges from all over the United States attended the
course. Jan is currently serving a 12-year term on the Superior Court
of Delaware. She was appointed in April 2001 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner.
She is one of four female judges on the 19-judge court. Prior to going
on the bench, she was a partner in the Wilmington law firm of Young,
Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Jan and her husband, Robert J.
Etgen, have an 18-month-old daughter, Caroline. The family resides in
Marie J. Matyas has been gaining a lot of recognition
for her work with Northampton Community College these days.
In October, she was awarded the Distinguished Service to NCC Award for
her many years on their alumni board. Plus, she was the subject of an
article in the Northampton County Community College Alumni Magazine
in Spring 2001.
C. Jay Steigerwald III recently received the financial
backing of nine venture capital investors and launched an investment
management firm called Integrity Investment Partners. The company's
first investment offering debuted in early 2002 and is called Prosperity
Investors. It is a value-driven hedge fund designed for growth investors.
He and his wife, Darbye, reside in Nashville, Tenn.
' 86 After 10 years as an aviation
lawyer, Colin Keel relocated to Sydney, Australia,
just over a year ago to take the position of general manager of airline
strategy for Qantas Airways.
Deb Mager Rickner and Mark Rickner
live in Monkton, Vt., with their children Hannah (9), Julia (5), and
Eli (2). Deb teaches art to 380 students in grades one through six at
Bristol Elementary School, Bristol, Vt. She earned her master's degree
in education in 1998 from St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt. Mark
markets network engineering for Symquest Group, South Burlington, Vt.
He has traveled all over the world on business. Deb also felt it was
time to share some news of her 1986 classmates. She writes: "The
attached is a bit of info about some of the class of 1986. We decided
that it was time to let people know more about the whereabouts of our
class...we always have the shortest listing in the class notes! We all
still get together for a weeklong trip to the beach every summer, for
a Thanksgiving gathering each November and for a holiday party at Christmas-time."
What follows is Deb's report: "Emilie Moyer Linkins
lives in Media, Pa., and has worked in medical publishing for 12 years,
currently doing development editing of medical student review books
and textbooks at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in Philadelphia.
In her spare time she enjoys backpacking and performing in theater and
opera groups. Lisa Farrell Dolan lives with her husband
Joe and their children Andrew (9) and Zachary (8) in Orefield, Pa. She
is a physical therapist and rehabilitation coordinator in an area nursing
home. Randi Cornaglia Sitner lives with her husband
David and their children Ryan (8) and Jared (2) in South Glastonbury,
Conn. She is a K-8 computer coordinator for Bolton School District and
earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University
of Connecticut. Lori Stites and Chris Seivard
live in Hershey, Pa., with their daughter Joanna (4). Lori recently
passed her Pennsylvania bar exam. Chris is a cinematographer and works
mostly in New York City. He works for all the major networks, and has
shot several feature films and national commercials. Carole
Thomas lives in Medford, N.J. with her husband Eric Hartman
and their sons Daniel (3) and Jesse (1). Carole heads the division of
critical care neurology at MCP-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia
and recently helped treat former President Gerald Ford. Laurie
Zelnick traveled to Seoul, Barcelona, and Nagano, Japan, working
on television coverage of the Olympic Games. She has recently settled
in Manhattan and works in special events and travel."