Spring 2003 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 22: ’40s - ’60

page 23: ’61 - ’81

page 24: ’83 - ’95

page 25: ’96 - ’97

page 26: mini-mules

page 27: ’98 - ’99

page 28: ’00 -’02
A day that Muhlenberg College
will remember for a long time

page 29: in memoriam

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Murray K. Seidel ’61

| ’61 | Art Hahn is now a half-time pastor at St. John’s Church in Auburn, Pa., having retired in August 2001, receiving a Harley-Davidson (fat boy) as a gift. He describes his new parish as a “Neat ministry!” Art also reports that he has recently traveled to Equador and that he has three beautiful grandchildren. Murray K. Seidel sends the following news from Wilmington, N.C.: He recently merged two orthopedic practices – a group of 10 M.D.’s. He is chief-of-staff-elect (a three-year obligation) of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a 800-bed facility. Sons Derek and Torrey are gainfully employed, as is daughter Brandy, although none are married yet. He is still racing sailboats offshore and locally off Wrightsville Beach. He took up Harley riding six years ago, “as a mid-life crisis” and has logged 55,000 miles across the United States and Canada.

| ’62 | Ted Wachs will be spending the next eight months at the Centre for International Child Health in London as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar.

| ’65 | Barbara E. Solt sends the following update: “I defended my Ph.D. dissertation in October 2002, four years after beginning coursework at The Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service. My dissertation title is, ‘In their own words: A qualitative study of resilience in adult former hostages.’ In addition to my work at IASWR, I am teaching an MSW graduate course this semester. Looking forward to my next career challenge!”


the seventies

| ’70 | Jack Ladley writes that he recently heard from Bob Ginsburg, who reports that he is officially retired and living in California with his wife Arlene (an endodontist) and his three children Adam, Sammy and Zach. He has stayed in touch with classmates Linda Voigt and Stan Katz and would love to hear from others. He can be reached at robertgins@goamerica.net.

| ’71 | Keith R. Marvin reports that his wife Sheryl Johnson Marvin finished her master’s and advanced degree in special education and is now teaching fourth and fifth graders. Keith has retired after a 29-year career. The couple is building a new home in Palm Coast, Fla., in a golf community. Keith and Sheryl plan to split their time between Palm Coast and Colchester, Conn.

| ’72 | William M. Silverman was elected as a trustee of the American Osteopathic Association for a three-year term. He lives in Maitland, Fla.

| ’73 | Sovereign Bank has announced the appointment of Lawrence F. Delp as executive vice president/managing director for central and northern Pennsylvania, which includes the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Lancaster County, State College and Williamsport areas. Arlington County (Virginia) Manager Ron Carlee named Deputy Police Chief Stephen Holl as acting police chief of the 460-member department. Holl replaces Edward A. Flynn, who has taken an executive public safety position with the Massachusetts government. Andy Kanengiser sends the following professional and personal news. He and his wife Sunuia have five children and live in Pearl, Miss., just outside the state capital of Jackson. Their eldest son Elijah, age 21, is a midshipman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Their second oldest, Jed, age 18, will be a freshman this fall at Delta State University and plans to study to become a teacher and coach in the Mississippi Delta. Their three other children, Ivana, age 14, Nathan, age 12, and Irs, age 5, are all active in school and sports. Andy works as a newspaper reporter for the “Clarion-Ledger” in Jackson, writing about higher education, Mississippi colleges and universities, as well as state politics and general assignment stories. Andy attended Muhlenberg from 1969-71, played trumpet in the Muhlenberg band and was a writer for “Muhlenberg Weekly.” Nan (Robbins) Rush has recently relocated to Seattle, Wash., and has taken a position as a clinic supervisor with Seattle Primary Physicians.

| ’74 | Wynne (Perlman) Wircer sends the following news: “I am divorced and living in Ramat Gan, Israel, with my three children, Michael, Daniella and Adam, and our dog, Sting. They are the center of my world. I am also teaching English as a Foreign Language in a high school in Tel Aviv and studying for my master’s degree in English language teaching and learning through the Israel branch of Liverpool University. I am very happy to be able to see Anne Cooper ’76 and her three sons as they live very close to me. I look at this as a good opportunity to reconnect with friends and classmates from my years at Muhlenberg. Please e-mail me at wynpooh3@hotmail.com.”

| ’76 | Eric B. Lund sends the following update: “I completed the sale of my three magazines, Chesapeake Life, Lehigh Valley Style and Susquehanna Style, in April 2002. In addition to recently opening a new gallery of fine photography in Annapolis, Md. (www.chesapeakephotogallery.com), I am launching a new magazine in May 2003 called “M.D. NEWS,” a business and lifestyle magazine for physicians. The magazine will be sent to physicians in the Baltimore/Annapolis region. For more information, please feel free to call me at (410) 431-7070.”

| ’78 | Rick L. Simon has received an MBA from DeSales University in Center Valley. Upon graduation, he received the Hal Dolenga Emerging Leadership Award, which is presented by the Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executive Network of the Lehigh Valley. Rick looks forward to seeing classmates at the 25th reunion.


the eighties

| ’80 | David Randall writes, “I’ve been living in Maui for the last three years and working as a child psychologist and, to balance things out, a scuba instructor.” Cathy Shaner is quoted several times in a “Holiday Hazards” article in the Dec. 17, 2002 issue of Woman’s Day.

| ’81 | Scott Shikora was recently named president-elect of the American Society for Parenteral and Eteral Nutrition. He was interviewed by Paula Zahn on CNN regarding the rise in the numbers of obese Americans and bariatric surgery being done to treat obesity. John Scoulios, associate professor and tutor coordinator of educational development at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., was again honored in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” John was selected for this honor because he made a difference in the lives of his former students. The only students invited to submit nominations are those who have distinguished themselves by being recognized for excellence in “The National Dean’s List,” the most prestigious publication in the nation honoring the best and brightest students. John has been honored in three editions of “Who’s Who,” currently in the seventh edition. Only 5% of the nation’s teachers are honored in each edition of “Who’s Who,” and less than 2% are included in more than one edition. John resides in Bowie, Md., with his wife and three children.



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