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30s

Herbert J. Schmidt, BU 35; Aug. ’12 Dorothy (Oates) Mendonsa, NU 36; Sept. ’12 • A. (Luetscher) Flaig, SW 38; Oct. ’12 • Martha (Willert) Hillman, LA 38; Aug. ’12 • Marie T. Bergmann, LA 39, GR 40; Sept. ’12 • Dolores (Vollmar) Gast, LA 39; Aug. ’12

40s

Robert C. Buckner, MD 41; Aug. ’12 • Henry L. Stealey, BU 41; Oct. ’12 • Eleanor (Johanning) Walz, UC 41; Sept. ’12 • Sylvester J. Hotze, LA 42, DE 42; Aug. ’12 • Martha (Page) Schwenn, LA 42; Aug. ’12 • James H. Howe, BU 43; Nov. ’12 • Harry E. Lichtwardt, MD 43; Nov. ’12 • Richard K. Moore, EN 43; Nov. ’12 • Henrietta (Schasch) Steiner, LA 43; Nov. ’12 • Arline (Tiemann) Meyer, BU 44; Nov. ’12 • Alice (Hayward) Pearson, LA 44, GR 46; Aug. ’12 • Pauline (Owen) Stokes, NU 44; Aug. ’12 • Walter J. Kramer, LW 45; Sept. ’12 • Gloria (Sum) McGovern, FA 45; Aug. ’12 • Rachel (Anderson) Roberts, LA 45; Oct. ’12 • Ruth A. Seever, LA 45; Sept. ’12 • Van A. Wente, EN 45; Sept. ’12 • Sydney (Goodrich) Burkhart, LA 46; Sept. ’12 • Melvin L. Franzel, EN 46; Oct. ’12 • Ervine P. Inglis, MD 46; Oct. ’12 • Marjorie (Friday) Young, LA 46; Nov. ’12 • Mary (Johnson) Barnes, LA 47; Nov. ’12 • Larry Carp, LA 47, LW 51; Aug. ’12 • George B. Fisher, BU 47; Sept. ’12 • Merl M. Huntsinger, BU 47; Nov. ’12 • David H. Karsh, BU 47; Aug. ’12 • Maria (Weidenkeller) Smith, NU 47; Oct. ’12 • Judith (Spector) Aronson, LA 48, GR 67; Aug. ’12 • A. Reid Chappell, EN 48; Oct. ’12 • Albert E. Cohen, EN 48, SI 63; Oct. ’12 • Aline (Plowman) Davidson, LA 48; Sept. ’12 • Harry A. Knapp, BU 48; Aug. ’12 • Robert S. Rippe, LA 48; Oct. ’12 • Fred S. Schramm, EN 48; Aug. ’12 • Marilyn (Morgan) Williams, FA 48; Aug. ’12 • Vincent S. Zucchero, BU 48; Oct. ’12 • John H. Cassidy, LA 49, LW 51; Aug. ’12 • Leonard F. Hopen, EN 49; Sept. ’12 • Eugene Lunn, LA 49; Nov. ’12 • John S. Schubert, BU 49; Oct. ’12

50s

Stanley E. Anderson, GR 50; Sept. ’12 • Nelson J. Bleisch, BU 50; Aug. ’12 • Elmer B. Brown, MD 50; Sept. ’12 • Elger H. Hemminghaus, EN 50; Aug. ’12 • James M. Jenkins, EN 50; Aug. ’12 • Berniece (Zastrow) Kase, NU 50; Sept. ’12 • George C. McElheny, GR 50; Sept. ’12 • Douglas A. Niedt, BU 50; Sept. ’12 • Arthur L. Oertel, LA 50, GB 72; Oct. ’12 • Joseph Rudawski, UC 50, GR 53; Oct. ’12 • Marilyn (Watson) Vanzant, NU 50; Oct. ’12 • Robert R. Waites, EN 50, EN 50; Aug. ’12 • Walter B. Kromm, AR 51; Oct. ’12 • Robert E. Opperman, LA 51; Nov. ’12 • Robert H. Slosberg, LA 51; Oct. ’12 • Charles R. Trampier, UC 51; Oct. ’12 • Richard G. Andrews, BU 52; Nov. ’12 • Virginia (Suggs) Brown, GR 52; Oct. ’12 • Earl R. Buelteman, BU 52; Nov. ’12 • Prudence (Haldeman) D’Angelo, NU 52; Sept. ’12 • Kenneth H. Long, UC 52; Nov. ’12 • Marilyn Probe, LA 52, GR 70; Oct. ’12 • Walter J. Stradal, FA 52; Sept. ’12 • John A. Williamson, LA 52; Nov. ’12 • Barbara (Goehausen) Harrison, LA 53; Sept. ’12 • Manny Hillman, GR 53; Aug. ’12 • Ramona (Rayborn) Lehenbauer, NU 53; Aug. ’12 • Stanley Markenson, BU 53; Nov. ’12 • Charles E. Whittle, GR 53; Sept. ’12 • Jon E. MacGoy, AR 54; Sept. ’12 • Vera (Koch) Swallow, BU 54; Aug. ’12 • Frank R. Zaloudek, EN 54; Sept. ’12 • Carol (Whanger) Eichborn, GR 55; Nov. ’12 • Robert H. Mohme, LW 55; Sept. ’12 • James R. Rich, HA 55; Oct. ’12 • Shirley (Zeman) Theodore, GR 55; Nov. ’12 • Elaine (Jacobson) Goldberg, LA 56; Nov. ’12 • Edna (Williamson) Wilson, NU 56, NU 56; Aug. ’12 • Jean E. Eaker, GR 57; Aug. ’12 • Allen L. Pearson, EN 57; Sept. ’12 • Kenneth W. Wagner, EN 57; Nov. ’12 • Helen I. Pamintuan, GN 58; Aug. ’12 • Merle G. Shepard, BU 58; Nov. ’12 • Patricia (Thomasson) Eckert, LA 59; Nov. ’12 • John W. Gettinger, EN 59; Aug. ’12 • Rose (Favaloro) Katzen, FA 59; Aug. ’12 • Alfred A. Meyer, LW 59; Sept. ’12 • Stanley G. Nathenson, MD 59; Oct. ’12 • Paul L. Tucker, UC 59; Aug. ’12 • Bruce R. Yoder, EN 59; Sept. ’12

60s

Donald P. Buercklin, DE 60; Sept. ’12 • Jamie Cannon, AR 60; Oct. ’12 • Ralph C. Fisher, EN 60; Oct. ’12 • William H. Owen, EN 60, GB 63; Oct. ’12 • Alan L. Bernstein, BU 61; Nov. ’12 • Shulamith Firestone, FA 61, LA 65; Aug. ’12 • Charles Mayer, AR 61, GA 63; Aug. ’12 • Roma G. Poole, GR 61; Aug. ’12 • R. Reinhold Hoffman, DE 62; Oct. ’12 • Norman J. Kopesky, UC 62; Oct. ’12 • Sophie (Shepley) Pelissier, LA 62; Aug. ’12 • Frank H. Ise, MD 63; Aug. ’12 • Thomas P. Van Leunen, UC 63; Oct. ’12 • Shu-Sum Cheuk, MD 64; Sept. ’12 • Doris (Blumoff) Hollander, LA 64; Sept. ’12 • Patrick D. Krolak, GR 64, SI 68; Aug. ’12 • Virginia (Goran) Luetje, NU 65, GN 67; Nov. ’12 • Stefanie (Sartoris) McKay, LA 65; Sept. ’12 • Neven (Ouzts) McLain, GR 65; Sept. ’12 • Robert Z. McQuitty, UC 65; Aug. ’12 • Marion E. Horstman, UC 66; Aug. ’12 • Charles H. Birchler, UC 67; Oct. ’12 • Marion (Prstojevich) Bogdanovich, LA 67; Oct. ’12 • Jeanne (Bowers) Bragg, GR 67; Oct. ’12 • Paul A. Duenwald, UC 67; Oct. ’12 • Jimmie L. Gann, DE 67; Aug. ’12 • Rita (Moffat) Krolak, UC 68; Aug. ’12 • Gerald J. Morr, TI 68; Oct. ’12

70s

Alfred J. Buescher, GB 70; Oct. ’12 • Dianne Ladendecker, LA 70; Oct. ’12 • Ray March, LA 70; Aug. ’12 • Otha (Lee) Overholt, SI 70, PMBA 89; Nov. ’12 • Ernest M. Hays, UC 71; Oct. ’12 • Lyal F. Broemmelsick, UC 72; Aug. ’12 • Thomas S. Harvath, AR 72, GA 74; Sept. ’12 • John F. Moenster, UC 72, UC 72, TI 77, TI 77; Nov. ’12 • John F. Kavanaugh, GR 73; Nov. ’12 • Peter L. Litzow, LA 74; Sept. ’12 • Michael J. Rubinstein, LA 75, GB 76; Aug. ’12 • Duane S. Cox, GL 77; Aug. ’12 • Joel N. Hershey, LA 77; Oct. ’12 • Lori (Crasilneck) Hope, LA 77; Sept. ’12 • Jonathan L. Samen, LW 77; Aug. ’12 • Jeffrey A. Blueweiss, BU 78; Aug. ’12 • Gary A. Jennemann, UC 78; Nov. ’12

80s

Janet (Hatch) Dunlap, SW 80; Aug. ’12 • Cathleen (McLaughlin) Collins, FA 81; Sept. ’12 • Roland T. Reese, TI 82; Nov. ’12 • Robert E. Schroeder, LA 84; Sept. ’12 • Joseph E. Bertels, TI 86, TI 87; Sept. ’12 • Doris (Staveley) Buzzell, GR 86; Nov. ’12 • Richard Janish, AR 88; Sept. ’12 • Lloyd R. Schneider, EMBA 88; Oct. ’12 • J. Joseph Raymond, GL 89; Nov. ’12

90s

Marla L. Aldridge, GR 91; Aug. ’12 • Anatole Browde, GR 94, GR 96, GR 99; Nov. ’12 • Lee M. Liberman, GR 94, GR 00, GR 04; Aug. ’12 • David B. Palinsky, LW 94, GR 94; Aug. ’12

10s

Samantha L. Folkemer, LW 10; Sept. ’12

In Remembrance

Edward Boccia
Painter and poet Edward Boccia, professor emeritus of art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, died Sept. 3, 2012, in his home in Webster Groves, Mo., from pneumonia. He was 91.

Boccia came to WUSTL in 1951 as assistant dean of fine arts and taught painting for more than 30 years. He was named professor emeritus in 1986.

Boccia’s work may be found in numerous collections in the United States and abroad, including the collections of the Denver Art Museum, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri–St. Louis, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City and WUSTL’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

In addition, Boccia created the mural Path of Redemption (1964) for WUSTL’s Catholic Student Center, as well as 14 drawings of the Stations of the Cross and, in 2009, a painting of the Virgin Mary.

In the 1980s Boccia began writing poetry and since then had published several books of poetry, for which he received numerous national and international prizes.

Jamie G. Cannon
Jamie Goodman Cannon, BArch ’60, died Oct. 15, 2012, in St. Louis after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Cannon served on the national council for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and received the first Dean’s Medal from the school in 1994. In 2000 he received a Founder’s Day Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2003 the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture. He was president of the St. Louis Chapter, American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a trustee of their scholarship committee for 11 years. He was inducted as a Fellow of the national AIA in 1998.

His professional career included 14 years at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK), and in 1984 he founded Jamie Cannon Associates, which he led until his retirement in 1997. He served five terms as president of the Landmarks Association, a St. Louis preservation group.

Barry Commoner
Barry Commoner, a biologist at WUSTL from 1947–81, died Sept. 30, 2012, in New York City. He was 95.

Commoner was a professor of plant physiology and of environmental studies, both in Arts & Sciences. He was a founder of modern ecology, determined to make environmentalism a grassroots-supported political cause. To mark the first Earth Day celebration, Time magazine published Commoner’s photo on its cover, under the headline “The Paul Revere of Ecology.”

“Dr. Commoner was a leader among a generation of scientist-activists who recognized the toxic consequences of America’s post-World War II technology boom, and one of the first to stir the national debate over the public’s right to comprehend the risks and make decisions about them,” according to his obituary in The New York Times.

As a professor at WUSTL for more than three decades, Commoner helped found a survey of baby teeth in St. Louis in the late 1950s that proved children were absorbing radioactive fallout from the nuclear-testing program. According to his obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “The survey is credited with helping lead to a partial ban in 1963 of above-ground testing of nuclear weapons.”

Commoner worked tirelessly to draw public attention to environmental dangers. In addition to his academic works, he also published The Closing Circle: Man, Nature, and Technology, which details his still-relevant “Four Laws of Ecology,” and The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis. In the 1980 presidential election, he garnered more than 230,000 votes as the candidate of the Citizens Party, which he founded as a vehicle to share his ecological message.

Shulamith Firestone
Shulamith Firestone, a central figure in the early development of radical feminism, died Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in New York City. She was 67.

In 1970, at age 25, she became famous for her book The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, which is renowned today as a classic of feminist theory.

Firestone attended classes in the College of Art at Washington University in 1957 and later attended three semesters in Arts & Sciences from 1961 to 1963. In 1967 she earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and moved to New York, where she wrote a number of essays and became a founding member of New York Radical Women, Redstockings and New York Radical Feminists. She withdrew from politics in the early 1970s and became a painter. After struggling with mental illness for many years, she published Airless Spaces, a collection of short stories, in 1998. The Dialectic of Sex was reissued in a new edition in 2003.

Merl M. Huntsinger
Merl M. Huntsinger, BU 47, spent 34 years on the staff of Washington University and retired as the university’s treasurer and secretary in 1981. He died in New Orleans on Nov. 2, 2012, at age 97.

Huntsinger attended Oklahoma A&M College before joining the U.S. Navy. After the war, he used his G.I. Bill benefits to attend Washington University, where he began his career immediately after graduating from Olin School of Business. He became comptroller in 1967, treasurer a year later, and secretary to the Board of Trustees in 1973. He endowed the Merl M. Huntsinger Professorship in Finance and the Merl M. and Hazel H. Huntsinger Scholarship, both in the Olin School of Business, and the Hazel H. Huntsinger Professorship in Painting in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

“Merl Huntsinger was a steady force for responsibility, hard work, goodwill and good sense during times of rapid growth and change at Washington University,” says Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth. “He understood the university and its people. He and his first wife, Hazel, were good friends to my wife and me, our family, and many others. Washington University owes a lot to him.”

He is survived by his wife, Rita; a son; three step-children; seven step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Lee M. Liberman
Lee M. Liberman, life trustee and former chair of the Washington University Board of Trustees, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in St. Louis. He was 91.

The former top executive of Laclede Gas Co., Liberman had served on the Board of Trustees since 1975, including serving as chair from 1988 to 1993.

Over the years, he was a member of many of the board’s committees, including the executive, buildings and grounds, compensation, development, medical finance, university finance, and nominating and governance committees. He also served as a member of the national councils for both the medicine and art schools.

The university awarded Liberman the William Greenleaf Eliot Society’s “Search” Award in 1994 and an honorary doctorate of humanities in 2000. In 2002, the university presented Liberman and his wife, Ann, with the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award. Liberman was a Life Fellow of the Eliot Society and a member of the Danforth Circle. The Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center was named for Ann and Lee M. Liberman in spring 2009.
A consummate student, he earned a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from Washington University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 2004, just a few weeks before his 83rd birthday. He earned a master’s degree in liberal arts from the graduate school in 1994.

“Lee was an educated person and believed fervently in education, and this was his focus as he exercised his responsibility as a trustee,” says Robert L. Virgil, trustee emeritus and Olin School dean emeritus. “Through his committee roles and as the board’s chair, he brought his critical and powerful intellect to the issues of the day.”

Helen E. Nash
Helen E. Nash, MD, professor emerita (clinical) in pediatrics in the School of Medicine, died Oct. 4, 2012, in Creve Coeur, Mo. She was 91.

In 1949, Nash was the first African-American physician to join the attending staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the first African-American woman to join the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine.

“I met Helen Nash while serving as a physician in training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital,” says Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of Washington University School of Medicine. “I learned firsthand that she was an outstanding clinician and a great teacher. ... There are many physicians across the country who are grateful for her wisdom and mentorship. I am one of them.”

Nash served for more than 40 years on the clinical faculty of the medical school and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital. At the same time, she maintained a thriving private practice at Grand Boulevard and Cass Avenue in the African-American business district.

She was heralded by physicians throughout St. Louis for her commitment to excellence, tireless advocacy on behalf of children, and endless enthusiasm for the field of medicine.

With her mentor, Park White, MD, Nash designed special wards for premature infants at Homer G. Phillips Hospital and at Children’s Hospital that included individual bassinets and more strict attention to hygiene and air conditioning.

In 1993, Nash retired from medical practice and soon began serving as the medical school’s dean of minority affairs. During her tenure, she was credited with raising the academic achievements of minority students.

The medical school recognized her lifetime contributions by creating the Dr. Helen E. Nash Academic Achievement Award, given each year to a student who exhibits outstanding qualities of perseverance, determination and enthusiasm.

William Schatzkamer
Pianist and conductor William Schatzkamer, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, of congestive heart failure at his home in Olivette, Mo. He was 96.

Born in New York in 1916, Schatzkamer received his musical training at The Juilliard School. From 1934–40, he was a fellowship student in piano under Alexander Siloti, a teacher of Sergei Rachmaninoff who had himself studied with Franz Liszt.

After a long touring and performance career, Schatzkamer joined WUSTL’s Department of Music in 1951, where he would teach for 36 years. During that time, he also served as conductor of the Washington University Orchestra and of the Aristeia Ensemble, the Northwest Plaza Orchestra, the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University City Symphony.

Schatzkamer made his debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1956. He presented the first performance in St. Louis of Alexei Haieff’s Piano Concerto, with Aaron Copland conducting, during the 1959 season. He also presented, between 1958–59, a series of 40 half-hour television programs, titled Musical Mosaic, on KMOX-TV (now KMOV).

Schatzkamer was the founding conductor and musical director of the Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis, which continues to present an annual series of summer concerts. Since 1970, those concerts have been held in WUSTL’s Brookings Quadrangle.

 

MY WASHINGTON:

Turning Dreams Into Reality F. Gilbert Bickel III, BSBA ’66, turned an ­entrepreneurial spirit into a distinguished career in the financial services industry. He gladly shares his time and success with ­Washington University and its students.

YOUR STORY:

Susannah Cahalan VideoWriting for Recovery In her book Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan, AB ’07, chronicles her baffling struggle with and recovery from a rare disease.

ALUMNI PROFILES:

The Locavore’s Destination Local Harvest Grocery, co-founded by Maddie Earnest, MSW ’93, sates St. Louis’ appetite for locally sourced food.

Of All the Consulates, in All the World After decades in Foreign Service hotspots, Brian Shukan, JD ’94, now enjoys life as consul general in Casablanca.

Drawing a Volunteer Force Are you a designer, photographer or painter with a passion for public service? If so, Tegan Bukowski, AB ’10, and her Artist Activists may be looking for you.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT:

Kerri Morgan Paralympics VideoLondon Calling, Twice UK crowds cheered Kerri Morgan, MSOT ’98, as she medalled in two events at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

WUSTL Alumni: Entrepreneurs Get a ‘Bounce’ in San Francisco Alumni present and judge two-minute business ideas at an IdeaBounce event in San Francisco.

Alumni Volunteer Spotlight Mike Perlmutter, BS ’00, MBA ’00, and wife Cheryl, BS ’00, MBA ’05, answer the call and discuss why they volunteer for Washington University.

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