TIM1 14E A PUBLICATION FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Vol. 13, No. 2 Pittsburgh, Pa. summer 1981 12 pages Pitt leads When life is discovered in other parts of the universe, it may well be through the ef- forts of a University of Pittsburgh pro- fessor and his ambitious, but quite suc- cessful, program at the Allegheny Obser- vatory on Pittsburgh's North Side. Dr. George Gatewood, a high school dropout who parlayed his interest in astronomy into three degrees from the University of South Florida and Pitt, is an acknowledged leader in the quest to discover other stars, planets and life forms in solar systems beyond our own. Using a telescope built just after the turn of the century by Pittsburgh scientist John Brashear (1840-1920) and a unique elec- tronic star measurement' system, Dr. Gatewood and the Pitt program are far ahead of other universities and obser- vatories attempting to find new planets in -other solar systems. "We will know not only what stars these planets orbit, but we will know the size of the planets and how many major planets are in each of the solar systems that are found,'" the associate professor of physics and astronomy says. "Better, we will know if the new worlds are close enough to their suns to be warm, wet and congenial to life. Then, if we want to try to communicate with other beings, we will then know where to look." The new system that has Pitt ahead in the race was developed by Dr. Gatewood and his associate, Dr. John Stein, and it serves to correct many of the intangibles of star positions that occur during the chemical processing of photographic plates. spce Tagged the Multi-channel Astrometric Photomoter, the device is clamped to the bottom of the old telescope, eliminating the need for a photographic plate. Instead of photographingthe star, the MAP, with the aid of a computer, measures the posi- tions of the stars. A star travelling alone will move in a straight line, but a star with a planet will wobble because of the gravitational pull of the planet. By observ- ing these stars and their nightly positions, it is possible to detect the wobble. life "This is significant because we can make these measurements nightly" Dr. Gatewood says. "Before, it would take a year of photography. Now we are doing it in half an hour and getting better accuracy." How accurate is the MAP system? At- tached to the Thaw refractor telescope at the Observatory, the MAP can measure to the nearest one-millionth of an inch, equal to the face of a rolling dime 1,100 miles away. A new lens could increase that range to 2,800 miles, and an orbiting MAP telescope launched from a space shuttle could accurately measure the dime a million miles away. But how are Dr. Gatewood and his Observatory staff able to keep up the sup- port needed to continue the search? "Only in Pittsburgh could something like this happen," he explains. "It's totally a Pittsburgh effort. We're using a telescope built years ago in Pittsburgh with the modern electronic equipment we've built in Pittsburgh. We have the sup- port of the University as well as our Obser- vatory patrons and the amateur Pitts- burgh astronomers." In a recent letter to friends of the Allegheny Observatory, Dr. Gatewood praised the concerted effort: "Many of our visitors expressed interest in the effect that private support has had on astronomy at the observatory. The ex- plorations of our team of astronomers have been partially underwritten by private dollars. We believe that, the way the people of Pittsburgh support their search favorite interests is what makes our city special. This has certainly been the case in astronomy." In a cold, damp burial crypt beneath the base of the telescope he built 70 years ago lie the remains of John Brashear. "We have loved the stars too foundly to be fearful of the night," reads the epitaph on that crypt, and it was Brashear's love for the stars that planted the seed for the type of work and exploration that he could never have imagined in his lifetime. It is this love for the unknown that keeps Dr. Gatewood and the University of Pitt- sburgh at the scientific forefront in the search for new worlds, and it is this love that precludes their "fear of the night." "If some day we want to send probes to other worlds, we will know exactly where to shoot," Dr. Gatewood says. "And one day, I think we will go there. There seems to be no technical barrier whatsoever." Clarification Nowhere does it say that you can't be an AGF donor. What it does say is you can't bean AGF donor for 1980-81 unless you give before June 30. Check? Cheque! And the winners.. One General Alumni Association trustee was re-elected and another was elected for the first time in- the Association's an- nual election of trustees and at-large representatives to the association's Alum- ni Council. Eugene E. Sillaman, Eng. '50, was re- elected to the three-year trustee position he has held since 1978 while Dr. William F. Donaldson Jr., C '42, Med. '53, was elected to a new three-year term. "The Pitt alumni continue to show their interest and support through the trustees, and I hope I can serve all alumni and a great University well in its continuing con- tribution to our sociey," said Sillaman, the president of Harris Pump and Supply Co. of Pittsburgh. Currently the chairman of the Annual Giving Fund Board of Direc-- tors, Sillaman's past activities include president of both the General Alumni Association and the Engineering Alumni Association. Dr. Donaldson, an internationally known orthopedic surgeon practicing in Pitts- burgh, expressed his gratitude to the alum- ni for "providing me with the exciting op- portunity to serve our University. I pro- mise to serve with diligence and dedication. " Although a newcomer to the board of trustees, Dr. Donaldson has served the Association as a member-at-large of the Alumni Council, its executive committee, chaired the nominating committee and has been a member of many Medical Alumni Association committees. Other members of the six-member board are Paul N. Kuzmich, Cloyd R. Mellott, Irene C. McLenahan and the Hon. Eunice L. Ross. Pitt prof to edit papers The Rev. Romano Stephen Almagno, OFM, a professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named literary ex- ecutor of the late John Cardinal Wright, Bishop of Pittsburgh from 1959 to 1969. Rev. Almagno, a longtime associate of the Cardinal, estimates the project of selecting and editing material for publica- tion will take at least five years, but much of the work will be done in cooperation with the SLIS. After his 10-year tenure as Bishop of Pittsburgh, Cardinal Wright was called to Rome, where he served as a Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy until his death in August, 1979. The highest ranking American in the Vatican, Cardinal Wright was known for his eloquence as well as his s cholarship. His literary remains amount to several hundred boxes of sermons, addresses and letters, spanning the years 1947 to 1969. Rev. Almagno has served as a member of the Theology Se~ction and Head Librarian at the Franciscan Order's Inter- national Research Center in Rome and has worked in the Vatican Library. He has published in the areas of theology and bibliography, and since 1972 has presented courses in critical bibliography and rare book librarianship at the SLTS. -Pictures, other profiles appear on Page 31 LILYAN H. AFFIN ITO A Bus '59, was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year by V Pitt's Alumnae Associa- h TE tion. She is president and ERS DA 198.chief operations officer of Simplicity Pattern Co., Inc., which, with $90 million in sales, is believed the largest pattern com- Pages 6,7 pany in the world. Page 10 -Alumni in the News begins Page 4-
Page 2 ALUMNI TIMES Summer 1981 Engineering alumni cited Three University of Pittsburgh engineering graduates with outstanding accomplishments in their civic and profes- sional lives were honored with Distinguish- ed Alumnus Awards at the Engineering Alumni Association annual dinner March 12 in the Student Union Ballroom. The three honored were Dr. Jameel A. AI-Jishi, '66, '67, '74, the Director, General of the Jubail Project for the Royal Com- mission of Saudi Arabia; Edward Czapor, '48, general manager of Delco Elec- tronics; and George E. Moore, '43, '52, ex- ecutive director of the Westinghouse Education Foundation and director of the Westinghouse Education Center. Following those awards, Dr. William Rudoy, associate dean of the School of Engineering, presented Alumni Graduate Fellowships to graduating seniors Michael D. McMahon, who achieved a 4.0 in Chemical Engineering, and Robert G. Col- claser II, who had a 3.93 in Electrical Engineering. Other dinner speakers included Chancellor Wesley W. Posvar, Dr. Max L. Williams, Dean of the School of Engineer- ing, and Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, who traced the recent progress of Renaissance 11. The association's officers for 1981-82 will be Joan M. Smith, '58, president; Charles F. McCullough, '50, senior vice president; A. Robert Nelson, '48, vice president; Ed- ward L. Levine, '69, treasurer; and Harry A. Smith Jr., '43, secretary. Pharmacists Reunit Abe Litman, '18, (left) and Lou Boake, '41, reminisce at the March 8 reception sponsored by the Pharmacy Alumni Association to honor the 1981 pharmacy graduates. The students enjoyed hors d'oeuvres. assorted wines and the music of Bob Hanovic at the affair in the social room of the Stephen Foster Memorial. The alumni gathered again May 9 at the University Club in Oakland for the annual association dinner, and Dr. Balant N. Dixit, Ph.D. '66, was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The 1981-82 officers installed were Mollie Rowe Hibbs '74, president; Marion Woomer Sauers '74, president-elect; Dorothy Defoggi Kriley '48, vice-president; and Peggy Hrinya '66, secretary. The late Paul J. Wur- dack,a well-known and well-loved alumnus, was honored with a moment of silence. Port of call: U. of Pittsburgh The port of call is the University of Pitts- burgh for alumni living in various seaports around the world, for they are invited to visit the S.S. Universe and the second Pittsburgh semester-at-sea program this fall. The ship will make 11 stops from the end of September to the beginning of December, and Dr. Tobias H. Dunkelberger, professor. of chemistry and academic dean for this trip, urges all alumni in these countries to visit the ship and renew ties with the University of Pitts- burgh. The title of this semester's core course is "Explorations in GlobAl Issues," with each student concentrating on a particular area, ranging from health to politics to liv- ing conditions. Class sessions include lec- tures, recitations, and tutorials, with guest lectures, both in port and inter-port, to sup- plement on-board faculty. GAS blast With the last days of classes behind them and only final exams between them and graduation, members of the College of Arts and Sciences Class of 1981 were easily enticed from their books and into the lower lounge of the Student Union April 7 for the CAS Beer and Pretzel Bash. Lured there by the promise of a cold beer and a warm pretzel, and encouraged by the upbeat sounds of a local jazz combo, CAS seniors toasted the coming of spring weather and summer jobs as they gathered for the second annual bash. Sponsored by the College Alumni Association, nearly 200 students attended the event hosted by members of the CAS executive committee. The S. S. Universe will leave Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 8 and return to Port Everglades, Fla., Dec. 17. The itinerary in- cludes Kobe, Japan, Sept. 22-26; Keelung, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2; Hong Kong, Oct. 4 to 9; Manila, Oct. 12 to 14; Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 19 to 21; Madras, India, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1; Colombo, Nov. 3 to 6; Safaga, Nov. 15 to 17; Alexandria, Nov. 19 to 22, Pireaeus, Greece, Nov. 25 to 29; and Malaga, Dec. 4 to 6. Social Work supporters Representatives of eight Pittsburgh cor- porations and unions were recognized by the School of Social Work for providing educational opportunities within their organizations for master's degree can- didates in industrial social work. Dean David E. Epperson of the school hosted the representatives at a luncheon in the Faculty Club, paying special tribute to these organizations for their commitment to the educational process of preparing social work graduates who could perform unique functions in labor and industry. The corporations and unions honored in- cluded the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, ALCOA, Equibank, Equitable Gas Co., Mellon Bank, Mine Safety Appliances, the United Steel Workers of America and Westinghouse. William Schleicher, director of the Employee Assistance Program of Western Electric Corp., Central Region, in Rolling Meadows, Ill., was the luncheon's main speaker, and he elaborated on the unique role that assistance programs are playing in enabling unions and corporations to re- tain valuable employees. He indicated that social workers are the most appropriate professionals to staff the assistance programs. Graduates wishing to receive a copy of the 1981 commencement convocation.pro- gram can obtain one at the Office of Special Events, 304 Bruce Hall, or have a copy mailed to them by remitting $1.25 for postage and handling to the Office of Special Events, 304 Bruce Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260. GAS offering writing award Remember the hours you spent hunched over the typewriter at 3 a.m., surrounded by reference books, with a chewed-up pen- cil behind your ear and a blank sheet of paper in front -of you? Two hours and 20 sheets of paper later, you had created what you hoped would be the "Great American Term Paper" to land you,a passing grade in English Lit ..or Art History ... or Psych 101 ... or one of a hundred other courses. To reward and encourage such Her- culean efforts, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English created the first Alumni Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing, with the support of the CAS Annual Giving Fund. Essays that had been written by students of the College for any course taken at Pitt during the calendar year 1980 were eligible for competition. At this year's Honors Convocation, Stephen Marzen, Mark Goetz and Eleanor Berholz were presented with certificates of merit and received cash prizes of $100, $50 and $50, respectively. Their prize- winning essays will be published and distributed throughout the University. Fund honors 'Ray' Young A newly-created fellowship honoring a Pitt graduate will grant half to full tuition scholarships to nine students in the Graduate School of Business MBA program. The fellowship honors H. R. "Ray" Young, Bus '41, who has made the scholarship possible. The H. R. Young Fellows will be selected on the basis of- financial need, prior academic per- formance and expected contributions to the field of management. Yourig joined Goldman, Sachs & Co., in New York City as a securities salesman, and rose to the position of general partner. He currently is a member of the New York Bankers Club, the PWB Stock Exchange, and is a director of the Boy Scouts of America. While at Pitt, Young was active in Student-Faculty Association, Phi Delta Theta, the Fraternity Council, and has served as a board member of the Annual Giving Fund. UJNESCO Post Thomas J. Galvin, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at Pitt, was named a member of the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educa- tional, Scientific & Cultural Organization. The Commission, composed of 10 distinguished American citizens, serves as a liaison with organizations, institutions and individuals interested in UNESCO ac- tivities, and promotes understanding of the objectives of UNESCO. Dean Galvin, who is past president of the American Library Association, has been appointed for a term ending in 1982. ALUIN @TINMS A PUBLICATION FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH (US PS 763-800) Volume X II I Number I I Summer 1981 Published Quarterly University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213 Second-class postage paid at Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219
Summer 1981 ALUMNI TIMES Page 3 Nursing honors Yaskich Dr. Stella Yaksich, who holds three degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, was honored with the' 1981 Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award at the .12th annual Nursing Alumni Day Mar. 7 at Churchill Valley Country Club. More than 155 persons, including 40 senior nursing students, were on hand to honor Dr. Yaksich and Margaret A. Binashesky, who was presented the year's Outstanding Senior Award. Sister Francesca Lumpp, CSJ, Director of Nursing at John J. Kane Hospital presented the feature address, challenging the nurses to "stand in respectful awe of your life, as you approach the old, the hopeless, the comatose, and even the mean and hateful patient." In defining ethics as a "systematic reflection on human conduct," Sr. Lumpp focused on and stimulated thought concer- ning the dilemmas surrounding current nursing practice. She maintained that a set of personal rules and ethics can be established through reverence, fidelity, love, historical perspectives, today's culture and the nurse' s own appreciation of suffering. Dr. Yaksich's honor follows a similar award presented last year by the Graduate School of Public Health. She joined Pitt's nursing faculty in 1956 and has. served as assistant dean for student affairs since 1971. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1953, her master's in public health in 1958 and her doctorate of higher education in 1969. Ms. Binashesky, who maintained a 3.4 QPA, was recipient of the Marchitelli Memorial Scholarship granted by the Air Force and was a candidate for the Na- tional Advisory Council of the Nurge Train- ing Act for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Division of Nursing. Cindi Roth, president of the Nursing Stu- dent Organization, also reported on stu- dent activities, and presented Dean Enid Goldberg with a $200 check from the senior class toaid future scholarship funding., Dr. Stella Yaksich (right) displays her 1981 Distinguished Alumni Award she re- ceived at the 12th annual School of Nursing Alumni Day. Margaret A. Binashinsky (left) was honored as the year's Outstanding Senior Student, compiling a 3.4 QPA. The awards were presented by Cindi Roth -(center) president of the Nursing Student Organization. GSPIA 'Spring, Thing' Nearly 200 alumni and students of the Graduate School of Public and Inter- national Affairs gathered for the annual "Spring Thing" wine and cheese reception April 22 in the Chancellor's executive suite in Forbes Quadrangle. Those attending were excited to learn that Pitt's GSPIA was ranked eighth in the nation by the 200-member National Asso- ciation of School of Public Affairs and Ad- ministration in March. It was the second consecutive such honor for GSPIA. - The reception organizers included Ruth F. Poindexter, '77, president of the GSPIA Alumni Association; Gloria H. Fitzgib- bons, '67, chairman of Century Club; John E. McAllister, '72, chairman of the Annual Giving Fund; and Dr. Donald Goldstein, professor and director of placement at GSPIA. Meds challenge The Pitt School of Medicine has met the challenge, and its scholarship fund will be $250,000 richer for the effort. In the Spring Issue of the Alumni Times, the Kaiser Family Foundation made its challenge to the medical alumni to raise $100,000 in new money to match a $100,000 grant by the Foundation. If the new money could be raised, the Foundation promised an extra $50,000. As of April 30, the school has received approximately $115,000 in pledges, includ- ing $74,000 in pledges already paid. It looks as if the $100,000 challenge will not only be met, but will be exceeded by the end of June. Pitt is one of 12 medical schools in a con- sortium funded by Kaiser, a consortium that includes Case Western Reserve, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Har-. vard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Rochester, Stanford, Washington, and Yale. Four elected to Councl Four University of Pittsburgh, alumni were elected to the Alumni Council of the General Alumni Association in the annual *spring election, selected by more than 100,000 Pitt alumni withj earned degrees. The four winners are Thomas G. Bigley, Bus '56; Grace S. Harris, Edu '51, Law '68; Otto Szabo Jr., Gen '69, PIA '76; and Marian V. Tischuk, Edu '65, '68. .The four winners were elected to three- year terms commencing July f, and will join eight other members on the board th at comprises the alumni management board for the Alumni Association. The incumbent members include Dr. Loisanne P. Bilka, Dorothy D. Brooks, Arthur J. Brosius, Vincent C. Deluzio, Elizabeth A. Evans, Dr. Robert J. Hartsock, Dr. Macy I. Levine and Thomas H. Welsh. THOMAS A. BIGLEY is a managing partner of the Pittsburgh office of Ernst & Whinney, CPA, one of the )~Big Eight International ac- counting firms. Holding a , 7 BBA from the Business ~I School, Bigley has been an active director of the An- nual Giving Fund Board, ichairman of its Student Program Committee, a Corporate Chair- man, and Co-Chairman of the Charter Council, as well as a volunteer for the Business Alumni -Association. As an undergraduafe, he earned a varsity letter as a member of the baseball team, and was an officer and member of various campus and fraternal organizations. GRACE S. HARRIS is an assistant solicitor in the Department of Law for the City of Pittsburgh. A recent ROW member of the Alumni Council and its executive committee, Ms. Harris has -. also been a president of the Law Alumni Association Sand a Board of Directors -member of the Alumnae Association. Professionally trained at Pitt in two separate disciplines, she* was the first mother to graduate with a daughter from the School of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from the School of Education. Business AA honors Fritz Thomas V. Fritz, Bus '60, managing partner for the Eastern Region of Arthur Young and Co., was honored as the disting- uished alumnus at the School of Business Alumni Association's annual dinner May 16 in the Forbes Quadrangle on the Pitt campus. More than 200 alumni and friends were on hand as Gary W. Hirsch, Bus, .'74, the outgoing president, passed the givel to Thomas P. Lutz, Bus. '75, who was elected OTTO SZABO. JR. is an. engineering. and network facilities design manager for the Bell Telephone Co. He has a lengthy military S reserve service record With the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of colonel in the Signal Corps. Long active. in the College of General iA' Studies Alumni Associa- tion, Szabo served on the original ad hoc committee to form the association and served as one of its presidents, and was a corporate campaign and phonothon volunteer. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the School of General Studies and an MPA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. MARIAN V. TISCHIJK is A a teacher in the Beltzhoover Elementary S School, Pittsburgh. She is past president and holder of many offices in the Pitt Education Alumni Associa- tion, and has worked on mittees. Professionally ac- tive in various state and ci- ty ductioalcommittees, Mrs. Tischuk jois ourofher family members as Pitt alumi. othher degrees are from the ShoofEducation. Dr. William F. Donaldson Jr., (left) and Eugene E. Sillaman have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of Trustees of the General Alum- ni Association. Dr. Donaldson is a new- comer to the board while Sillaman has been an incumbent since 1978. The board members, in conjunction with the at-large members of the Alumni Coun-- cil, represent alumni interests in the governance of the University. Dr. Don- aldson and Sillaman will join the four other alumni trustees oni the thirty-six member board of trustees for the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh, the school's top management body. GSA alhim.q'dme The General Studi es Alumni Association sponsored the first in a series of interna- tional food nights at the 'Sahara Restaurant in Oakland May 16. Guests enjoyed a typical Middle Eastern dinner, complete with entertainment by a belly dancer extraordinaire. Bill Dawson, MBA '78, and Cathy Gubala, '79, co- chairmen of the association social commit- tee, are planning another foreign food -night for the fall or early winter.
Page 4~ ALUMNI TIMES Summer 1981 Alum i inm the News JOSEPH M. KATZ C '35, chairman of the Papercraft Corp. Pitts- burgh, was presented with the company's 1981 Horatio Alger award. LOUIS A. ROSS C '49, was appointed director of research for chemicals in the chemical division of U.*S. Steel,- Pittsburgh, in a company effort to broaden its chemical research and engineering capabilities. DEMETREOS N. HALIK11S C'S501 has been elected-vice chair- man. of 'the' attending medical staff at the Califor- nia Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles. He i chairman of the,medical department and associate- director of the laboratory department. He received his medical, degree from the University of Cincinnati. MARJORI.E RUSIN LIPSYTE C '50, is the author of HO0T TYPE, a novel based on - her -experiences at The New York Time s. The novel has bben hailed for itt entertaining, yet biting, portraya4 of what it was like in 1960 for women journalists. FREDERICK A. AZINGER JR., C '54, was promoted to manager of financial planning and control -at the Westinghouse Electri'c Corp., Pittsburgh. ROBERT M. KATZEN C '62, has been promoted to marketing- consul- tant to the board of directors for the Security Connecticut Life Insurance Co. in Pittsburgh. FREDE RICK H. MAZUREK C '65, has been namTed director of taxes for the Avery International Co., San Marino, Calif. He was most recently tax planning manager for Gould Inc. He holds a master of laws degree from Wayne State, a law degree from Detroit College of Law and a ,master's from Catholic University. RONALD SULESKI C '66, was appointed Director of Liberal Arts for Anthropology and East Asian Studies in the Tokyo Office of the Council for Interna- tional Educational Exchange. Until his ap- pointment, Suleski, who'received his doc- torate at the University of Michigan, taught at Sophia University In Tokyo. CLARE A. FEY C '69, has been named assistant vice president of information systems for Equiba nk of Pitts-' burgh. M . Fey joined Equibank in 1979 as a section manager for Operations Support, and is currently a student in Pitt's MBA program. DONALD MICHAEL DePAMPH ILIS C '69. was named director of strategic planning and economic analysis for the National Steel Corp., Pittsburgh. FRANK W. GUSTINE JR. C '70, has been promoted to vice president of the Brokerage Services Dep. of Oliver Realty Co., Pittsburgh. RAYMOND. ALBERT COOK C '71, was promoted to associate media director of the Pittsburgh public relations firm of. Ketchum MacLeod and Grove. GEORGE LUL.A C '71, formerly vice president in the National Department of the Mellon Bank, has been named a corporate vice president for that Pittsburgh banking concern. MICHAEL L. WHEAT C '71, bas_gen-named a consulting actuary by Buck Consultants Inc., a leading employee benefits consulting firm in New York City. Wheat, Who joined Buck Consultants in. 1974, is in the firm's Pittsburgh office. SAN4DRA B. TAPPER C '71, has been named -account executive with Kenyon and Eckhardt, Inc., a New York. City advertising agency. Previously an ac- count executive with Grey Advertising Inc., she, received her MBA from Pace University in 1978. GARY W. DESCHAMPS C '73, Bus '74, was named an assist-int vice president in the control department of the Pittsburgh National Bank. RODNEY D. MOON ws appointed marketing assistant in the Shared Ser- vces Division of the Western Pennsylvania, I Warrendale. He will focus on materials management cosligand act asa liaison between the Council and its membership. He is currently study- ing business management at Robert Mor- ris College in Pittsburgh. A RTHUR H. MILLER C '75,. 4:, has earned his Doctor, of Medicine degree from the. I University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and will undertake his internship at the Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J. DON NIXON, C '76, Campus Life staffer for the South West Area Penn- sylvania Youth for Christ, Campus Life, received~ the SPresident's Award, for Outstanding Achievement in 1981. He joined the Cam- i pus Life staff in 1976, and directs activities in. the Bethel Park and Peters Township areas of Pittsburgh. JOHN B. NICKLA-S JR. Law '22, C '20, presented a check for $65,000 to John W. McGowan, Chairman of ..... ....Special Gifts and Wills of the Supreme Council. The check, from the estate of Boyd Vincent Imbrie, Law '20, represents a bequest for, the .Humanitarian Foundation of the Grottoes of North-America. GEORq4E B. ANGEVINE Law '48;' was named senior vice president, general- counsel and secretary of the NationalI Steel Corp., Pittsburgh. National made the moves to further consolidate management structure along profit center lines. RICHARD J. CATALANO Law '70, was elected to the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associa- tion. He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State, and is a partner in the Pittsburgh irm of Catalano and Catalano. WILLIAM K. COULTER Law '71,1 has been named assistant geniral counsel, World Systems Division., of. the Com- munications Satellite Corporation, Washington, D.C. The division is responsi- ble for all the corporation's International and maritime satellite systems activities. PAMELLA JOCE,6.YN ARNOLD Law '78, -leSil sa has joined PennsylvaniaBleSidasn associate counsel. She received her bachelor's degree,from the University of Pennsylvania and was an assistant at- torney general in the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs before joining Blue Shield. *mom ME-6 - PETER JOSEPH GIARDINA Gen '73, was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh office of Griswold- Eshelman Co. JOHN J. MATTER JR. Gen '74, was named assistant vice president of the International Banking Division of the Pittsburgh National Bank. J. THOMAS OKONAK Gen 65, executive vice president of Latrobe Die Casting Co., was elected to the board of directors of Blue Cross of Western Penn- sylvania, Pittsburgh-. PETER GIARDINA Gen '73, has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh office of Griswold- Esh leman Co., a Cleveland advertising company. The Pittsburgh area resident also holds a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Summer 1981 ALUMNI TIMES Page 5 '~ALBERT LAMI Eng '43, has been named to the -~board of directors of the South Pittsburgh Savings 2and Loan Association. He is the senior vice president and director of Mesta Machine Co., Pittsburgh. ROBERT P. CORNELL Eng '48, was named executive vice president of the Colona operation of Ampco- Pittsburgh Corp., Pittsburgh. ALLAN G. DAHLGRF_N JR Eng '48, was named manager of technical and government coordination for the Tubular Products Group of Babcock and Wilcox, Pittsburgh. DAVID BARR Eng '48, has been named general manager of the Ambridge, Pa., division of H. H. Robertson Co., Pittsburgh, a manufacturer of wall, roof and floor components for industrial and commercial buildings. He was most recently general manager of the manufac- turing division at Ambridge. JOSEPH L. WALKER JR. Eng '48, who recently retired as manager, coal, for Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, is president of the Design Energy Corp., a new engineer- ing firm formed to offer executive level consulting services to the coal industry. JOHN F. KEARNS Eng '49, was named director of engineering for USS Chemicals, a division of U.S. Steel, Pitts- burgh, in a company -effort aimed at broadening its chemical research and engineering capabilities. GEORGE A. SCHUMACHER Eng '50, has been named general manager of the Stockton, Calif., division of the H. H. Robertson Co., Pittsburgh, a manufac- turer of wall, roof and floor components for industrial and commercial buildings. He was most recently plant manager of the Stockton division. ANDREW N. COSTAS Eng '50, Bus '53, who served as director of industrial engineering for the U.S. Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, retired from the firm after 45 years of service. CLIFFORD E. SEGLEM Eng '53, has been elected a fellow member of the American Society of Mechaniclal Engineers for recognition of his service and technical contributions to the organization. Seglemn is the technical liaison manager in the long range develop- ment department at the combustion turbine systems division of Westinghouse in Concordville, Pa. JOHN J. CAREY Eng '56, has been promoted to vice president of the newly-established Nuclear Division of the Duquesne Light Co. FRANK M. NADOLNY Eng '56, was promoted to manager of corporate analysis in the General Services Division of the Duquesne Light Co., Pittsburgh. FRANK M. NADOLNY Eng '56, has been named to the new- ly created position of Smanager of corporate analysis in the Duquesne Light Company's general services division. Since *-joining Duquesne Light in 1956, he has held a number of corporate positions, in- cluding operations engineer in the office of the vice president of operations. RICHARD SLEMBER Eng '58, was named Oeneral manager of the nuclear technology division of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., of Pitts- burgh. He joined Westinghouse 26 years ago and has worked on many corporate nuclear projects. He received his undergraduate degree from Cooper Union in New York City. DAVID P. BUCHEK Eng '58, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Socie- ty of Professional Engineers. He is assistant director of the fiscal and systems management center for the Penn- Transportation. LEE A. WEAVER...... Eng '58, was named vice president of the Industrial Heating ,. Equipment Association at the organization's recent annual meeting. Weaver is president of Salem Fur- 4 nace Co. and vice president* of the Salem Corp., both of Cotsrp.igPtsbrh DR. JAMES E. FUNK Eng '61, has been appointed direc- Technology Center of the Allis-Chalmers Corp., Milwaukee, Wis. The center provides advance 0.~ technological support to 'the company's product L - divisions. Funk has been associate vice president for academic af- fairs at the University of Kentucky. JOHN T. McALLISTER Eng '61, has been appointed presi- dent and chief executive of- 1~ficer of the Van Huffel Tube Corp., Warren, Ohio. S He joined Van Huffel recently from the Damascus Tube Co., Greenville, Pa. McAllister also holds degrees from Duquesne University and Harvard University. RICHARD J. SLEMBER Eng '61, 58, was named general manager of the nuclear technology division of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. of Pitts- burgh. GEORGE A. DAVIDSON JR. Eng '61, was named vice president of system gas operations for the Consolidated Natural Gas Co., Pittsburgh. He joined Con- solidated in 1966, and since 1975 has served as assistant vice president for rates and certificates. THOMAS R. BODNAR Eng '62, has been named natural gas market consultant for Kerotest Manufacturing Corp., Pittsburgh. He will be responsible for product introduction and develop- ment for the firm, which valves and fittings to serve the natural gas, electrical power and in- dustrial markets. He joined Kerotest in 1979, after working for the Equitable Gas Co. DAVID A. HIGBEE Eng '65, has been promoted to g-neral manager of manufacturing for the Na- *I tional Supply Company, a - Houston-based oil field equipment firm, which is a division of Armco, Mid- dletown, Ohio. Higbeejon ed Armco in 1965. BEN THOMAS BERNACCHI Eng '68, was named director of industrial engineer- ing at the U.S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh. He succeeded Andrew N. Costas, a 1950 Pitt graduate, in the position. RICHARD ALAN BERAN Eng '70, was promoted to manager of corporate finance in the Treasurer's Division of Allegheny Ludlum Industries, Pittsburgh. WILLIAM M. LEWIS Eng '74 has joined ITT Continental Banking Co. as a manager of project engineering. Lewis will establish a cor- porate project engineering function to oversee the :management of capital in- Nvestment projects. The 'Norwalk, Conn., resident was most recently a project manager with the Pepsi-Cola Co. JANICE S. KIRKHAM Eng '77, has been named group leader of the Pulp Mill Pro- cess Group at West vaco L Corp., a Covington,W. Va. paper manufacturer. Ms. Kirkham received her 5 master's degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia University. Ark~ JAMES B. KAUFFMAN E ng '77,................. has been promoted to supervisor of engineering services for the Allegheny Power Service Corp. at its Greensburg, Pa., field operations headquarters. He joined the Allegheny division of West Penn graduation. Your Fall Calendar Sept. 12 Friends of the Library Dinner Meeting (Theme: "The Children's Hour") 624-4796 Oct. 1 Friends of the Library Book Sale (Open to general public) 624-4796 Oct. 17 Dental Alumni Day (Pitt Vs. Florida State) 624-4796 Oc t. 24 Medical Alumni Homecoming Brunch (Pitt Vs. Syracuse) 624-4082
Page 6 ALUMNI TIMES Summl 198O0 Of what is p More than 7,000 Pitt alumni, representing some 70 companies, are organized and solicited through the Corporate AGF Program. General Chairman Marshall "Biggie" Goldberg, C '39 chats with Chancellor Posvar at the Corporate kickoff at the Duquesne Club, February 5, 1981. The Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, Law '47, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for th e Third Circuit, the Honorable Bruce Kaufmann, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, and Homer W. King, Law '47, president, Law Alumni. Association, exchange thoughts during the Law Alumni Dinner Dance,'held October 24, 1980.' One-third of Pitt's gifts to the Annual Giving Fban phonothons. Here our 1981 Champions show hou~ Saudi ahiimm' From 1eft, John C. Marous Jr., Eng '49, presider2 burgh Mayor Richard Caliguiri, Chancellor Wes] nual dinner of the Engineering Alumni Associal degrees from Pitt, is the Director General of the J Arabia. Four GSPIANs enjoy convivial libation at the Annual Wine and Cheese Reception, April 22, 1981.
imer 1981 ALUMNI TIMES Page 7 -1981 Ist, or- passing... From left, Dorothy Alumni Association, Alumni Association, the reception at the first Alumni Council Christie Scott, Med '56, President of the Medical Joan M. Smith, Eng '58, President of the General and Ross H. Musgrave, '43, Alumni Trustee, enjoy Chancellor's home that traditionally precedes the meeting of the year. ~i'bndlast year, over 8,000) come as a direct result of how#'s done. nivisits Pitt dent of the Engineering Alumni Association, Pitts- Vesley W. Posvar and Dr. Jameel Al-Jishi at the an- ciation. Dr. Al-Jishi, who holds three engineering ie Jubail Project for the Royal Commission of Saudi Are phonothons fun? Just ask nurses Maryanne Fello, Nur '72, Edu '76, and Madeline Bertucci, Nur '74. Last year 1,801 dedicated volunteers worked in Pitt's fund raising and general support programs. Volunteers' Day, September 13, 1980, at Tif- fany's was both a "Thank You"' for those volunteers and a beginning for the new campaign.
Page 8 ALUMNI TIMES Summer 1981 Almni in the News MORTON A. WEISSMAN BUS '40, has been elected president of the Western Penn- fsylvania Chapter of the SSociety of Industrial Realtors. He, has served four years on the national board of directors of the Society of Industrial RealItors. He is vice presi- dent of industrial realty for Arnheim and Neely, Inc., Realtors, Pittsburgh. THOMAS R. MOORE Bus '53, '48 was named group controller in the manufacturing division of the Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh. He was formerly con- troller of the Engineering Works Division. ROBERT R. RANKIN Bus '50, has been promoted to assistant vice presi- dent in the Trust Division's Personal Trusts and Estates Department of the Pittsburgh National Bank. DAVID M. RODE RICK Bus '58, chairman of the board of U.S. Steel, was honored at the Brotherhood dinner of the National Conference of Christians and Jews at the William Penn Hotel in Pitts- burgh. GORDON J. WARNING Bus '57,' has been designated a certified employee benefit specialist by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is employed as a benefit consultant with Plan Services, Minneapolis, Minn. THOMAS J. MURRIN Bus '57, president of Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Public Systems Co., was presented the American Productivity Center's produc- tivity leadership award for outstanding achievement and leadership in productivi- ty improvement. EDWARD 1. PARATORE' Bus '51, has been promoted to manager of the pre- engineered products division of the Long Airdox Construction Co., a subsidiary of the Marmon Group of Companies, Pitts- burgh. JOSEPH M. SEN DEK Bus '58, was appointed divisional vice president and general manager of the Gimbels WALTER J. ZIMMERMAN Bus '58, has been elected vice presi- dent of strategic planning pand marketing of VSI Corp., a subsidiary of Fair- child Industries of Maryland, an aerospace communications and com- mercial and industrial pro- ducts company. Zimmerman earned an MBA from the University of Southern California. WILLIAM N. POUNDSTONE Bus '60, executive vice presiden t of engineering for Consolidated Coal Co., Pittsburgh, was awarded the 1981 Erskine Ramsay medal by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers for outstanding engineering accomplish- ments. He joined Consolidated in 1947. JAMESO0. ELLENBERGER Bus '60, was named controller of the Duquesne Light Co., Pittsburgh. He had been manager of the general accounting section in the accounting department. ROGER GLUNT Bus '60, has been named Builder of -the Year for 1980 by the Pennsylvania Builders ~7 Association. President of Glunt Building Co., Inc., of Pittsburgh, Glunt is past president of the statewide 4 1; builders association, which - represents more than 5,300 members in the residential construction industry. WILLIAM J. POWELSON, JR. Bus '60, was recently promoted to assistant treasurer of finance for the Consolidated Gas Supply Corp., Clarksburg, W. Va. Powelson joined Consolidated in 1964 as a senior accountant and was most recently supervisor of reports and statistics. JAMES J. HAYDEN Bus '61, has been appointed to the - new position of vicespresi- dent for planning and S diversification at Rexnord, ~- a manufacturer of in- dustrial components and machinery in Milwaukee, SWis. He joined Rexnord as - assistant treasurer in 1974 and was named a vice president in 1978. ~JOHN K. SHANK Bus '64, professor of accounting at Ohio State University, was elected to receive the first Pace Setter Outstanding Research Award, an award presented to the top faculty member in the College of Administrative Science. His current research is in infla- tion accounting and accounting information. STEPHEN M. PATZ Bus '65, was named a Fellow of the rAmerican College of Hospital Administrators Ot for his excellence in profes- - sional and community ac- tivities. Patz is a vice presi- 41 dent of Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital. The Ii4 Pittsburgh native has a master's degree from Washington Univer- sity in St. Louis. ROBERT D. WEBB Bus '66, has been named manager of the Memphis, Tenn., branch of Cummins Mid- South, Inc., manufacturer - of the Cummins diesel engine. He received his bachelor's degree inj economics from the., University of Virginia. JOSE PH V. McCULLOUGH Bus '67, has retired after 13 years as a lecturer and associate professor of management science at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. McCullough spent 41 years in the educational field, graduating with a bachelor's from Duquesne University in 1929. FRANK WAYNE PRICE Bus '67, as sistant manager of the Fifth Avenue of- f ice of Pittsburgh National Bank, was elected vice president of the corporation. FREDERICK C. LINX- WElLER JR. Bus '67, has been promoted to manager of steel opera- tions systems for the. Timkin Co., Canton, Ohio.' He joined Timken in 1967, undergraduate degree,.' from Hobart College in New York. DALE L. ZIEGLER Bus '68, was promoted to group controller of the Environmental Systems and Pullman Power Products, a division of EDWARIP S. SCHWARTZ Bus '68, has been named vice president for opera- tions service for the Consolidated Natural Gas Service Co. He began his career with the company in 1965 as an engineer with the People's Gas Co., a subsidiary of Consolidated. NATHAN IAL D. WOODSON Bus '69, was named general manager of Westinghouse Nuclear International, a key position in the nuclear organization of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh. WILBUR EUGENE HINES Bus '71, a vice president at Pittsburegh National Bank, was promoted to manager in the newly-formed national department of the Commercial Banking Division. JOHN D. HOLMGREN Bus '73, has been app,ointed manager of technology and operations for the synthetic fu elIs d iv is i on o f Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh. A native ~ of Colorado, Holmgren also has degrees from the Universities of Colorado, Washington and Florida. ROBERT E. G. RACTLI-Fr Bus '73, Eng '69, was appointed manager of strategic plann- ing for power generation by the Westinghouse Electric Corp., of Pitts- burgh. ROBERT A. BEBOUT Bus '76, has been promoted to staff analyst with the Gulf Oil Science and Technology Company. He is currently serving as director of- facilities and admninistra- tion for the chemical and minerals division underground coal gasifica-- tion project in Harmarville, Pa. MARTHA J. AGONA Bus '78, has been named assistant vice president and manager of the deposit systems divi- sion of Equibank, Pittsburgh. She joined Equibank in 1968 as a systems planning analyst and was named section manager for the electronic transfer systems in 1979.
Summer 1981 ALUMNI TIMES Page 9 CHARLES MARSTON LEE GAS '37, was presented the meritorious service award of the General Anthony Wayne Chapter of the sons of 'the American Revolution, Beaver Falls, Pa. In recogni- tion of the honor, April 4, 1981, was declared "Charles Marston Lee Day" in Beaver Fall s and Beaver County. MARGARET MOLTRUP JANNUZI GAS '38, was elected to the board of directors of the Moltrup Steel Products Co. of Pittsburgh. J. J. SCOVILLE GAS.'60, was named president of US Ecology Inc., a Louisville, Ky., firm which operates low- level radioactive waste disposal landfill -sites. Scoville was formerly vice.president and general manager of Helium Breeder Associates in LaJolla, Calif. RALPH .JOH4NSON GAS '61, a retired associate professor of English at Memphis State University, was presented that school's Martin Luther, King Jr. Human Rights Award for 1981 at its annualI commencement ceremony. 'The annual award is presented to the person who each year helps advance the cause of human rights through non-violent means. JOHN C. STRAUSS GAS '62, was appointed senior vice president for ad- ministration at the University of Southern California as part of a restructuring plan of the school's central administration. Before his appointment, Strauss Was vice president for budget and finance at the University of Pennsylvania. REGINA BELZ ARMSTRONG GAS '65, has been appointed vice president for economics of the Regional Plan Associa- tion, a citizen research and planning organization in New York City. For the past 10 years, Ms. Armstrong was chief economist of RPA, an organization she joined in 1964. JOHN LABANISH GAS '72, -has been -appointed director of the Historical Society of Western Penn- sylvania. Before joining the society, he spent 10 years teaching in public and private schools in Michigan and Penn- sylvania. He joined the Society in 1973 as a staff assistant in charge of educational programs. DAVID V. HUGHEY GAS '77, is teaching at,.the International College in the Cayman Islands, located in the western Caribbean. The college opened in 1970, offering an American-type college education to students from the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. DONALD K.WMcKIM GAS '80, has been na med assistant professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Technological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He is presently a visiting faculty member in religion at Westminster College. -BETTY F.- DISKIN Edu '74, has been named educa- -tional coordinator for thL% Warner Cable Corp. of Pittsburgh, supervising the production and transmis- sion of all educational pro-- gramming. - She is the " former director of Pitt's In- formal Program, and has ~ degrees from P enn State and New York -University. DOUGLAS A. LEHMAN Edu '55, will retire from public school work in July. Lehman was in the educational field for 40. years, the last 20 as an administrator in the-Aliquippa school system. .I WILLIAM L. BLOCKSTEIN Pha '50 , was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Continuing Education, which advises the President, Congress, and the Secretary of Education on postsecondary educational opportunities. He is a pro- fessor of pharmacy and preventative medicine at the University of Wisconsin. CORRIN E cLEMENT RHO Pha '57, has established, Corrine Rho & Associates, Copley, Ohio, offering consulting services in computer systems, long term care facilities,and continuing education. Ms. Rho received her MBA from Baldwin Wallace. LUTA M. GORDON Edu '40, was honored by the Bethany College Al um- ni Association with the Award for Distinguished Service to Alma Mater. Ms. Gordon who graduated from the West Virginia college, was the school's registrar, retiring in 1970. JANICE GAY RICHMAN Edu '76, an assistant professor in the graduate pro- gram of educational technology at Concor- dia University, Montreal, has received a grant to explore the use of music in reliev- ing math anxiety in learning statistics with self -i nstructionalI materials. She holds a master's degree from Carnegie-MellIon. NICK GENERALOVICH Pha '67, has been appointed to the -new pos 'ition of regional vice-president of store operations in Dallas, Tex., for the Revco Drug - Centers. Genera lovich will oversee opera- tions for the Revco stores in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. -' - ' -~ ' ~ -- - -~ i~i. -'\~~ 74~"~-'-~ ,-.-.-- ~~7~- ~ - CHARLES S. MIOBGOOD SOS '68, has been named 'associate professor of social work at Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio. Before joining the Defiance faculty in 1974, he taught at Northampton County and Lehigh County community colleges In Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree from Westminster College, Pa. ROBERT H. FIDOTEN- LIS '71, was honored as the 1981 Distinguished Alumnus at the Pitt/ Carnegie Library and information Science Alumni Association's annual banquet. He is the director of infor- mation systems for the Glass Group at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh. CYNTHIA KLEMANSKI SOS '76, recently joined the Social. Service Depart- ment of the Presbyterian- University Hospital of Pittsburgh, as a medical social worker. She came to Presby from the South Side Hospital, 'where she held a similar position. LEE D. CUTRONE GSPIA '74, has joined the International Banking Divi- sion of Pittsburgh National Bank as a vice president and assistant manager of the Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy group.-- -WILLIAM MENZIES Med '54, has been appointed1 medical-dental staff of Wichita Falls, Tex. Hei Wichita Urology Clinic. president of the Behania Hospital, is a partner in the __ MICHAEL W. LI EBE RMAN Med '67, if ~ ~-received the Warner. V Lambert/ Parke-Davis Award from the American SAs so ci at i on o f Pathologists, which is kpresented annually to 11 b honor exceptional research by a member who is under 40 years of age. While at Pitt, Dr. Lieber- man served as a Sarah Mellon Scaife Fellow in the Department of Pathology. WARD W. ESKEY has retired as a director of -' - the South Pittsburgh Say- Sings and Loan Assoc. after - 27 years on the board. A -- -- resident of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Eskey practiced dentistry on the city's South Side, retiring in 1971. CHARLES W. LONGNECKER Den '62, was among a number of amateur photographers whoreceived honors in the 1980 Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards competition. Longnecker, who resides in Emmaus, Pa., received a -certificate of merit. ROBERT A. VITORI Den '63, was appointed chief of periodontia and director of dental practice in the residency program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Allen Park, Mich.
Page 10 ALUMNI TIMES Summer 1981 Bradford honors Dr.. Laing -- Bradford, town and gown, turned out in great numbers to honor Pitt-Bradford retiring professor Robert C. Laing Jr., shown here greeting some of his former students with Richard E. McDowell, president of the Bradford campus. Dr. Laing greeted townspeople and scholars alike during_"Dr. Laing Week" April 6 to 12, a ceremony honoring the profesor for his 17 years of service to the college and the community. Dr. Laing taught for 10 years at Pitt's Oakland campus until 1964, when Dr. Donald E. Swarts, founding president of UPB, brought him to Bradford. A specialist in the 18th and 19th century English novel, Dr. Laing won the esteem and affection of students and peers alike. Elderhostel If you are over 60 years of age and want to combine a vacation in northwestern Pennsylvania with a unique educational experience, ELDERHOSTEL 1981 at Pitt's Bradford campus will give you a chance to meet interesting people from all parts of the country, This one-week learning experience in Ju- ly is in an academic setting at the four- year college, but it still offers the time to visit the attractive campus and vacation in the northwest part of the state. The residential program, which is being offered at Bradford, is in its third year, and is part of a nationwide educational ex- 1981 offers uiu rga perience for older Americans. It also of- fers them the chance to enjoy campus liv- ing in the 1980s. Early registration is recommended by Mrs. Elizabeth Blaisdell, Director of Continuing Educa- tion at the Bradford Campus, for courses are limited to only 40 pa rticipants. Elderhostelers may choose from three courses each week, and most students take all three, for which there are no exams, credits or grades. The courses are taught by members of the Bradford faculty who find these special students stimulating and interesting. During the first week, which extends from July 12 to 18, participants may choose "Computers in Society"; "North American Indian Art"; and "American Musical." Courses offered the second week, which runs from July 19 to July 25, include "Jour- nals: Published and Potential"; "Science and Pseudoscience"; and "Henry~ Kiss- inger and American Foreign Policy." The final week, which runs from July 26 to 31, offers "Depression Decade: America in the Thirties"; "Writing Autobiography"; and Genetic Engineer- ing and Development." Extracurricular activities are planned, for the afternoon and evening hours, both on the campus and at nearby points of interest. Approximately 26 colleges in Penn- sylvania also participate in ELDERHOSTEL, so a round-robin vaca- tion with sojourns to different institutions can be planned by even the most extensive vacationer. CGS showcased The potential of night school graduates was examined by nearly 40 representa- tives of Pittsburgh corporations at the 6th annual Business Community Luncheon April 22 at the Press Club. Sponsored by the College of General Studies Alumni Association, the luncheon showcased this year's CGS graduates, former graduates took part in a panel dis- cussion that outlined the differences be- tween inexperienced day college students and the night student who worked while earning a degree at night. The panelists pointed out how family responsibilities, a job, and the load of school work leaches organization and planning. Jack Lenaghen from the personnel de- partment of Pittsburgh National Bank urg- ed the guests to review those employees who had gotten their degrees)while work- ing before recruiting new people without company experience. Course descriptions and other informa- tion about the program can be obtained by contacting the Office of Continuing Educa- tion at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 203 Fisher Hall, Campus Drive, Bradford, Pa. 16701.- The telephone number is (814) 362-3801. Pitt club notes The South Hills Pitt Club's Night at the Races May 8 at the Meadows finished its calendar of events for the year, and As a result of such successful events, was.able to contribute $1,000 to the General Uni- versity 'Fund of the AGF The East Hills Pitt Club will be going to the races June 20 at the Waterford Race- track, Chester, W: Va. At presstime, the event was nearly a sellout, so interested parties should contact their club officers as soon as possible. Also, interested news- letter writers should contact President Marjorie Hawkins at 242-3239 or 327-4113. Business homecoming, The School of Business is planning its class reunions in conjunction with Home- coming Weekend Oct. 24, when the Pan- thers meet Syracuse at Pitt Stadium. The festivities will be structured around the game, and will include a full slate of activities organized by the School and the Alumni Association. Reunion highlights will include the 50-year gathering for the Class of 1931 and the 25-year gathering for the class of 1956, in addition to all other classes with years ending in one and six. Alumni will be mailed specific information as the planning continues in the next few months. UPB dedicates Commons. The new Commons Building, serving Pitt-Bradford students. as their new student union center, was dedicated Apr. 10 by Lt. Gov. William Scranton III as part of the campus's "Dr. Laing Week" ceremonies. The Commons not only functions as the student union but also houses the student dining hall, the book store, the career resources library and the-student affairs offices. Taking part in dedication -ceremonies were, from left, Richard McDowell, president of UPB; Cindy A. Clements, president of the Student Government Association; Scranton and William Higie, chairman of the UPB advisory board.
Summer 1981 ALUMNI TIMES Page 11 New faces strong offense keys to Panthers season Gone are the Lombardi Award winner, the Outland Trophy Winner, the Heisman runner-up, four All-Americans, 27 let- termen and 15 starters from last season's No. 2 Pitt Panther football team. Gone, in fact, are the very heart and soul of the last four Panther teams that have gone 39-8-1 and had been to four bowl games. "Certainly we're going to have a lot of new faees in our lineup this year," says Coach Jackie Sherill enthusiastically. "But that's what college football is all about. "I'll remind you of this. We experienced the same situation in 1977, the year after our national championship season. Many people said 1976 was the end. But we came back in 1977, won nine games and finished No. 6 in the country." The biggest challenge Sherrill faced this spring was putting together a defensive unit that lost -nine starters. Only linebacker Sal Sunseri and safety Tom Flynn, who saw part-time action, return: Sunseri will be the heart of the defense whil e Flynn could develop into one of the nation's finest defensive backs. Despite the lack of experience, Sherrill feels replacements can be found. This could be a year of offense for Pitt, since the Panthers appear loaded in the of- 1981 Football Guide The 1981 Pitt Football Guide - a m ust for the serious Panther football fan - will be off the presses in August. This year's guide will be crammed with hundreds of facts, pictures and statistics. Use the convenient ticket ap- plication to order yours today. Best seating for top doners Pitt football fans may now purchase season tickets in preferred seating sec- tions of Pitt Stadium by donating at specified giving levels to the Golden Pan- ther Athletic Fund, which is a part of the school's Annual Giving Fund. This priority seating system is a result of spiraling inflation and increased scholar- ship costs. Not only will the tax-deductible contribution help keep Pitt among college football's best, but it will also open up some of the best seats in the stadium for anyone wishing to purchase them. Hlowever, 'season tickets are still available in non-preferred sections for those choosing not to donate, and the pur- chase of individual game tickets is not sub- ject to the priority system. For more information on priority fensive line and have shown a talented and explosive passing game. Four All-American candidates are retur- ning to the offense, inclu ding Dan Marino at quarterback, Dwight Collins at flanker, Emil Boures at offensive guard and Jimbo Covert at offensive tackle. Marino has the potential to be one of the best signal-callers in the nation, and in combination with Collins, the spectacular sophomore speedster, could produce one of the year's best aerial attacks. Pitt will have to rely on a shored-up defense and a strong offensive showing, considering the talent the Panthers face this fall. In addition to Penn State and Florida State at Pitt Stadium, Syracuse will ride into Pittsburgh to test the Panther defense with running back Joe Morris, who has already broken all of Jim Brown's Orangeman rushing records. Ilinois, Ar- my, and Cincinnati round out a bonus six- game home schedule that should provide Panther fans with exciting football entertainment. In just five years of coaching, Jackie Sherrill already ranks 10th on the ist of ac- tive winning coaches in major college foot- ball. The solid, winning football program he has built at Pitt should get its greatest test yet in 1981. P a nther Charter toWVU contest When the Panthers travel to Morgan- town. W. Va., to take on the Mountaineers of West Virginia University, busloads of Pitt alumni will be following the Panther tracks on the annual Alumni Football Trip Oct. 10. The alumni package, priced at $38 per person, will include transportation to and from Morgantown on chartered Lincoln Motor Coaches, a ticket for the game, and a reception that includes lunch and a cash bar at the Hotel Morgan prior to the game. The busses will leave the Pitt Student Union at 8:30 a.m. on game day, and make a second pickup at 9 a.m. at the Greentree Holiday Inn. The busses.are expected to arrive back in Pittsburgh at approximate- ly 7:15 that night. If you are interested in the trip, please mail your check for $38 for each reserva- tion to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Pittsburgh! Gardner Steel Conference Center! Pitts- burgh, Pa., 15260/ Attention: Football Trips. Along with your check, please enclose your name, address, a telephone number at which you can be reached during the daytime, the names of all your guests, and whether you plan to board the bus at the Student Union or the Greentree Holiday Inn. Brunches Canmcelled Student Union remodeling has driven the Hungry Panther Brunches from their hap- py home. Because no suitable substitute locale could be found, our Hungry Pan- thers will be dispersed amnog Oakland's many eateries during home football Saturdays this fall, thus proving that prnogress.qhasq its, victims as well as itsq DiBartola, Thomas improved Senior fullback Wayne DiBartola (left) and senior cornerback Wallace "Pappy" Thomas were chosen as the most improved offensive and defensive players in the Panthers' football practice which concluded in April. DiBartola and Thomas will be expected to lead a talented, yet inexperienced, Panther squad when it opens the 1981 season Sept. 5 at Pitt Stadium with the Fighting Illini. Spring practice concluded with the annual Blue-Gold intra-squad game that saw the Blue team, led by highly-touted quarterback Dan Marino, blank the Gold squad 21-0. 1981 SCHEDULE Sept 5 ILLNOIS 1:30 Oct31 at Boston Colege 1:-30 Sept 19 CINCINNATI 1:30 Nov. 7 at Rutgers 1:0 Oct. 3 at South Carolina 7:00 Nov. 14 ARMY 1:30 Oct 10 at West Virginia 1:30 Nov. 21 at Temple 1:30 Oct 17 FLORIDA ST. 1:30 Nov. 29 PENN STATE 1:30 Oct 24 SYRACUSE* 1:30 CAPS DmnftHum Gurnes Ticket Application Name Phone Address city& state Zip SEASON Price NO. TOtalfAYMEWT OFMONS Regular Season Check Enclosed lPayable to Unlvrsity of 16 games) $66 PittsMurh)(Pay fulamount or $5deposit) Season ickets: Charge my VISA Card No. Family Plan -Adult $6 Season ickets: U Charge my Master ChargiaNo. Family Plan - Youth $6 Golden Panther t Card Expiration Date Contuibution* Postage at Handing $1, TotalRemitanceSenaiure ff using charge card SINGLEGAME Pc ItTotal Sept. 5 Illinois $12 Youth (Endzorie) $2 Sept. 19 Cincinati$12 Youth (Endmon) $2 Oct.117Florida State $12 Oct.24 Syracuse $12 Youth (Endzone) $2 Nov. 14 Army $12 Youth (Endzone) $2 Nov. 28 Penn State $12 Ptt FootbalGuide $3 Postage & Handling $1 Tota-femittance I Manl to: Pitt Ticket Office, Box 7436. Pgh., PA 15213
Page 12 ALUMNI TIMES Summer 1981 Dr. Paul J. Wuirdack dies; Pit Phray Pro11,1fessor Dr. Paul J. Wurdack, who received three pharmacy degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and was a professor in the School of Pharmacy, died April 5 in the Forbes Hospice, East End, Pittsburgh. Wurdack was on the Pitt graduate faculty, the School of Pharmacy cur- riculum committee and was director of the continuing education program and secretary-treasurer of the Phar- *macy Alumni Association. A resident of Bethel Park in suburban Pitts- burgh, Wurdack,, received his bach- elor's degree in 1949, a master's in 1952 and his doc- torate in 1959. He was director of clinical pharmacy education at Pres- byterian-University and Montefiore hospitals. He was former president and vice president of the Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Association and a consultant to area pharmacies and the Thrift Drug Co. student loan pro- gram. He was also chairman of the Baptist Home and Nursing Center ad- visory board and a member of the ad- visory board of the Visiting Nurses Association. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy a nd the American, Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania societies of hospital pharmacists. Wurdack was also a member of Kappa PSI pharmaceutical fraternity, Rho Chi honorary pharmaceutical society and Sigma Xi fraternity. Surviving are his wife, Thieresa; three sons, Captain Paul Wurdack Jr. of the U.S. Air Force, Michael J. and Charles J.S., both of Bethel Park; a brother, John, of Maryland, and two sisters, Mary Darr of Maryland and Rose Moore of New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Edward A. Schultz, 80, a retired at- torney with multiple degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, died this past winter- in the Veterans Ad- ministration Hospital in Aspinwall. IA resident of Scott Township, Pitts- burgh, Schultz. was a former Allegheny County assistant district attorney and an assistant City of Pittsburgh solicitor. He received his bachelor's degree with highest honors in 1931 from Pitt, and received his law degree three years later. At Pitt, he played four years of varsity football and was in- ducted into the school's Hall of Fame. Atty. Clara L. Mattern, who was a former assistant research professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, died March 4 in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she had been hospitalized. Ms. Mattern was born Oct. 22, 1931 in Queen's Village, N.Y., the daughter of Anne and Val Mattern. She bachelor's and master's degree from the Universi- ty. of Rochester and her law degree L from Pitt in 1963. A specialist in health and hospital law, Ms. Mattern was a partner in the A veteran of the Army-Air Force, he served as a Captain in World War Ii. Schultz was a past president of the United Lithuanian Organization of Western Pennsylvania and past chair- man of the Lithuanian Nationality Room Committee at the university's Cathedral of Learning. Surviving are his wife, Grace Fye Schultz; a daughter, Gladys Walasik of Pittsburgh, a son, Edward A. Jr. of Hazlett, N.J., two sisters, Sally Zupka of Florida and Eleanor Waldron of New Jersey, and six grandchildren. Pittsburgh firm of Horty, Springer and Mattern. She was a member of the American Society of Hospital At- torneys and the National Health Lawyers Association, and served on the boards of directors of Transitional Services, Inc., Psychological Services of Pittsburgh and the Society of Hospital Attorneys of Western Pennsylvania. She is survived by her father, a sister, Marita Blake, three nieces and one nephew, all living in Scottsdale. The family requests that any memorial contributions in Ms. Mat- tern's name be sent to Central Medical Foundation, Suite 505, William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, 15219, for cancer research. J. M. Hepburn James M. Hepburn, a native Pitts- burgh medical practioner died April 18 at the age of 62. Widely recognized as one of the area's outstanding chest specialists and diagnosticians, Dr. Hepburn headed the chest clinic at Allegheny General Hospital for over 20 years. He served on the staff of Allegheny General for over 30 years and was also on the consulting staffs of Shadyside and St. John's Hospitals. Dr. Hepburn received his bachelor's degree from Pitt in 1940 and his medical degree from Pitt Medical School in 1943. At Pitt, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta frater- nity. He served in World War II as a major in the medical corps. Memorial contributions sent to the J.M. Hepburn Fund, Allegheny General Pittsburgh, 15212. may be Memorial Hospital, In emoia Joseph F. Thomas, Med '12 Harold Obernauer, Law '13 Harry I. Miller, Law '14 Fulton C. Noss, Eng '17 Gwendoline Richards Haden, C '18 Charles Ryman, Eng '20 Roland E. Weldon, Eng '20 Rev. Robert E. Withers, Jr., Bus '22 Rose L. Griffith, LIS '22 Irene Jones McElroy, Edu '22 Abraham H. Glinn,, Pha '22 David L. Ekker, Den '22 Robert E. Withers Jr., Bus '22 Walter L. Ryman, Eng '23 Kenneth G. McGuire, Pha '23 William W. Davis, Pha '23 J. Harold Hopkins, Bus '23 Ernest R. Porterfield, Den '24 Edith Olive Wilt Mahony, Bus '24 Bedel K. Miller, Eng '25 Lovell A. Reynolds,'Med '30, C '26 Axel Anderson, Bus '26 James F. Tunstall, Den '26 John N. Spaniel, Pha '26 Earl C. Schminkey, Pha '26 George Grabiak, Den '27 Harold H. Bender, Den '27 Hazel H. McAllister, C '27 Robert E. Fulton, Bus '27 J. Marie Braillier, Edu '27 John F. Sexauer, Med '30, C '28 John M. 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Greenwald, Law '43 M. June Stout, Edu '46 Louis M. Slomoff , Bus '46 James 0. Kelly, Med '51, C '47 Albert Del Cutto, Bus '47 Marshall Holt, GAS '47 Urwin Rountree, Edu '51, Edu '48 Dale Wassum, Eng '49 Paul J. Wurdack , Pah '59, '52, '49 Virginia Rino Zak, Edu '49 Stevan Boyka, Bus '49 Paul R. Wyble, Den '51, C '49 Mary McAteer Bridge, LIS '76, PBH '66, Nur '49 Richard London, C '50 James Frysinger, Bus '50 Louis G. Neff, Med '55, C '50 James J. Ritchie, Eng '50 Joseph Bartell, PhD '52 Mary Ellen Lee Dwyer, GAS '54 Seril 1. Slavkin,Med '61, C '56 James P. McLaughlin, Eng '56 James P. Beymer, Law '56 Thomas G. McKinin, C '57 Jack Kane Goldman, Med '59 Paul N. Ceh, Bus '60 Laura Franko Williamson, Edu '61 Clara L. Mattern, Law '63 Mary Janet Heimbarger, Edu '72, '66 James Henry Ringer, GAS '69 William M. Zarrella, Edu '69 Walter Zionkowski, LIS '71 Leonard Golembiewski, Edu '73 Mark Denis Karl, Eng '76 Marjorie Downey McKeating, Edu '77 Frances Dilworth Lidiak, C '78 Qara L.'Mattern EdWard A. Schultz