Winter 2004 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 20: ’56 - ’66

page 21: ’67 - ’80

page 22: ’81 - ’87

page 23: ’88 - ’91

page 24: ’92 - ’95

page 25: ’96 - ’97


page 26: ’98 - ’99

page 27: ’00 - ’01

page 28: mini-mules ’79 - ’93

page 29: mini-mules ’94 - ’03

page 30: ’02 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’56 | In 1991, Vince Osadchy retired as a Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Manager from Intersil’s (formally RCA/GE) plant in Mountaintop, Pa. Post-retirement until 1999, he taught semiconductor technology courses part time for Texas A&M University. Vince also worked with Penn State University’s Nanofabrication Manufacturing facility at University Park and developed a program in Nanofabrication Manufacturing for them. Although Vince is not teaching anymore, he is currently working on new silicon devices for outer space application. This involves doubling facility size, adding new processing tools and working on the process integration on some of those tools. During his four years at Muhlenberg, Vince played varsity basketball and was a member of the M Club and the Education Club. He was also student council secretary and class secretary in his senior year. After graduating from Muhlenberg in 1956, Dr. William L. Quay attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.A. in English history. In 1957 Bill was appointed as a teaching assistant at Lehigh University, where he earned his Ph.D in American history. He was appointed assistant dean of students in 1960 and promoted to dean of students in 1970. In 1984, Bill took early retirement in order to do historical research in Philadelphia and also some part-time teaching at Kutztown, Moravian and La Salle. Also in 1984, Bill purchased and restored a Greek revival house in Philadelphia. He currently resides there, but still spends his summers in Cape May, N.J. In his spare time Bill collects vintage fountain pens and railroad dining room china and silver. His community activities involve volunteer work with those living with HIV/AIDS and he is active at St. Francis Xavier, the Oratory Parish in Philadelphia. During his undergraduate days at Muhlenberg, Bill was a member of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Who’s Who, Muhlenberg Christian Association and the Cardinal Key Society. He was class president as a sophomore and junior, and also student council president in his senior year. While attending Muhlenberg, Dr. Herman Zieger was a member of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon President, Who’s Who, Cardinal Key, Mask & Dagger, the Science Club and choir. He participated in varsity soccer and varsity track and was Muhlenberg Weekly sports editor as a sophomore, managing editor as a junior and co-editor as a senior. After graduation, Herm attended Penn State and earned his Ph.D in organic chemistry. While at Penn State, Herm met his wife Nancy and they were married in 1960. They have three children – Richard, a graduate of Lehigh University; Elaine ’83; and Susan, who is a professor of English at the University of California-Riverside. In 1960-61 Herm studied at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and, upon his return to the U.S., began a 42-year teaching career as a member of the City University of New York faculty at Brooklyn College. During this period he mentored six Ph.D students, three master’s degree students and more than 50 undergraduate researchers. Their names appear on approximately 40 publications in chemistry. Muhlenberg College’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter honored him with Alumni membership at its honors convocation in 1979. Upon his retirement in 2003, Herm became professor emeritus and accepted a part-time job caring for the chemistry department’s NMR machine. Herm’s hobby is duplicate bridge and he plays twice a week. He also manages to visit the YMCA fitness room three mornings a week to remain physically fit. Herm reports he is enjoying the early stages of his “retirement.”

Tommy Coughlin sends this note for all his classmates:
It’s winter and how the time passes
Students hurry through campus to classes
They work day and night
Semester’s end is in sight
Let’s toast finals – so raise up your glasses
Remember our 50th reunion – June 2006
Tommy Coughlin
Class correspondent & Fund Chair

| ’61 | Clinton Barlow took an early retirement in July 2001 after 37 years as a parish minister with the American Baptist Churches USA. “I served four churches in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts,” he writes. “Since ’retiring’ I haven’t missed a day of work. First I worked with an ecumenical refugee resettlement agency in the greater Boston area. Presently, I am an interim pastor at a church just outside of Worcester, Mass. I am enjoying my first grandchild, a boy, now 2+ years old. In recent years I have made renewed contact with Vince Toscano, and I see George Reeves from time to time. I would be glad to hear from any of you. Contact me at (978) 649-5313 or If using e-mail please identify yourself as ’Berg ’61.”

| ’64 | At press time, the inauguration of Dr. Arthur L. Suffin as president of the medical/dental staff at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Lakes, N.J., was planned for January 1, 2004. Dr. Suffin practices OB/GYN in Wayne, N.J., and his son, Daniel, will graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in May.

| ’65 | Donald S. Heintzelman’s new book, “Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America,” will be released by Rutgers University Press in February 2004. The 14-chapter book discusses raptor ecology, hawk migrations, owl migrations and invasions, raptor conservation, citizen scientists, recreational hawk watching, and species including ospreys and northern harriers, kites, eagles, accipiters, soaring hawks, caracaras and falcons, barn owls and other owls. Sue (Pattison) Wielgolinski sends this update: “This spring, Lee retired from Belland, Inc., and I left my job at the Boxford, Mass., library. We moved back to N.J. Now we are living in a house Lee’s dad built many years back. It is cozy and pretty. We are in the Pine Barrens and near the beach.”

| ’66 | George Hummel, CEO of IQC, llc., a leading Quality Systems Training and Coaching organization, has been elected to the body (U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 176) that formulates the United States’ position on the Quality Management Standard, ISO 9000. In this capacity, he will serve as a member of the TAG as it reviews and votes on a number on International Standards affecting U.S. businesses. He begins his membership immediately and will be involved in decisions regarding International and National Standards on auditing, laboratories, medical devices, aerospace, agriculture, telecommunications and software development.


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