Tag Archive for 1979

CLASS OF 1979 | 2017 | ISSUE 1

NEWSMAKERS | 1970s NEWSMAKER JIM FRIEDLICH ’79 Jim Friedlich ’79, P’14 was appointed the chief executive officer of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in Philadelphia. This newly formed Institute has an endowment for investment in technology and innovations that advance the future of journalism. The Institute is also the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer,…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2016 | ISSUE 3

NEWSMAKERS | 1970s NEWSMAKER JOSEPH WRIGHT ’79 Joseph Wright ’79, MD, MPH, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine was recently elected to the prestigious American Pediatric Society (APS). Wright, as one of the nation’s leading pediatricians, has been recognized as an advocate for childcare, working to…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2016 | ISSUE 2

Another fine (except for the score) Red Sox Opening Day was attended by myself, George DuPaul, Jeff Gray ’77 and Tim O’Brien ’81. A toast was raised in honor of our good friend and brother Brad Toomey ’81, P’18, who passed away suddenly and much too soon. His life was celebrated in Kansas City, where…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2016 | ISSUE 1

Class of 1979 Scholarship Julian Carraway ’18, Middletown, Conn. A book that Jane Marcellus co-authored, Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance, and Otherness (Peter Lang, 2014, rev. ed. 2016) was named to Teen Vogue magazine’s “epic feminist reading list.” Here’s the link: teenvogue.com/gallery/feminist-literature-womens-equality-day/25. “Obviously, popular magazines have tremendous influence on young women, and we were thrilled…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Great snippet from Martha Bush: “An interesting Wes connection and coincidence. I rowed at Wes for a year with Kathy Keeler ’78, who, of course, went on to win Gold at the 1984 Olympics. We each had a single daughter in our late 30s. Those two young women (my daughter, Lauren Tracey, and her daughter, Abigail…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2015 | ISSUE 2

Ann writes: It’s sunny in New York and I just got back from the Mojave Desert for a three-day Skip Barber Racing School driving event, in which I drove an open-wheel race car. I had a blast! Bill Levinson and his wife, Julie, spent a wonderful sunny afternoon swimming and boating with Matt Jarvinen during his 10-week American tour…

JOAN L. MARKMAN ’79

JOAN L. MARKMAN, an attorney and Philadelphia’s first Chief Integrity Officer, died Jan. 14, 2015. She was 54. After receiving her law degree from the University of Virginia, she was an assistant U.S. attorney for ten years and then Philadelphia’s first Chief Integrity Officer, beginning in 2008. She is survived by her husband, James M.…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2015 | ISSUE 1

Gary, this time: I write this during the third large snowstorm in the last two weeks. It’s winter in New England. In July, the inaugural Pigapalooza was held in the bucolic Lehigh Valley. Bill Conley conferred the festival’s name, celebrating all things bacon in honor of the Iron Pigs, the Phillies AAA baseball team. The…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2014 | ISSUE 3

We beat the Reunion attendance record for the third year in a row with 94 attendees! It was great to see all of your smiling faces looking as young and carefree as we did 35 years ago. Thanks also to Banning and Seanfor hosting the after-party. Jim Friedlich wrote in that he, Eric Asimov,Ann Kaplan,…

CLASS OF 1979 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

The winter only reluctantly released its grip here in the Northeast. The temperature hit 60 today so there is hope that spring will indeed arrive and that Wesleyan will be thawed out by our 35th. Just enjoyed another dinner with the Dunn Gaherin crew. Acclaimed author Pete Pezzelli ’81, whose latest novel, The Glassblower’s Apprentice,…