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In addition to alumni, U of LMagazine also honors students, faculty and staff. "People" highlights these areas and the individuals who make U of L an interesting and diverse academic community.


Two U of L alumni are making their presence known in the theater world. Former newspaper editor James Woodson Oglesby '53A has written The Dodge, a play dealing with the moral dilemma faced by draftees during the Vietnam War. The play premiered at the Rudyard Kipling in Louisville.

The Colored Door At the Train Depot, by Nancy Gall-Clayton '80L,was chosen for the Second Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Works: A Cultural Celebration of Emancipation. The play tells the story of Kentucky native Anna Mac Clarke, who led a white Women's Army Corps unit during World War II. The festival is presented by U of L's African-American theater program.

Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN '72L, '76G, professor of education and legal counsel at Spalding University in Louisville, received the Tower Award for Women Leaders from Presentation Academy. Shaughnessy is considered a founder of Catholic school law in the U.S. She is the only Kentuckian to be named twice to President Clinton's "America Goes Back To School" campaign and has received the National Catholic Association's Award for Distinction in Secondary Education.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Kevin Malone '80SJA as their new general manager. Malone held the same post with the Montreal Expos from 1994-1995 and, until moving to the Dodgers, was assistant general manager for the Baltimore Orioles. He started his baseball career in 1985 as a scout for the California Angels.

Louisville's Business First newspaper listed 13 U of L alumni among its annual "Top 40 Under 40," which recognizes young leaders. Included were: Rhonda P. Allgeier '85B, president, Allgeier Investment Services; Robert L. Chiles '82A, '85G, vice president, PNC Bank; David L. Duggins '90B, president, Omni Communications, Inc.; Rex Ecarma '88A, head men's tennis coach, U of L; Jay Coursey Ellis '92A, '95G, executive director, Jeffersonville (Indiana) Main Street Inc.; Debbie Akers Ford '87E, '96G, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, Spalding University; Stephen C. James '86B, chief operating officer, ADENTA Inc./Benefit Services Group Ltd./Gambrel & Thomas CPAs; Theresa A. Lenahan '84A, corporate communications director, Delta Dental Plan of Kentucky; Diane M. Nelson '98B, vice president, River Board Terminal Inc.; Larry B. Sinclair '88B, director of marketing services, Churchill Downs, Inc.; Jeanine Triplett '82A, '85G, director of development, Mercy Academy; and Robert C. Webb '88L, controversy/litigation tax lawyer, Brown, Todd & Heyburn.


U of L law professor Norvie Lay was hailed by Business First for his marked influence on alumni James Milliman '70L and Margaret Handmaker '79L. In a feature on educators who made a difference in the lives and careers of their now-prominent students, Lay was praised for his innovative, "common sense" teaching style. Milliman is a partner in the law firm Middleton Reutlinger and Handmaker is a worldwide partner with William M. Mercer, Inc.

Rowland Hutchinson, DDS, professor in the Department of Periodontics, Endodontics and Dental Hygiene, has retired as dean of the School of Dentistry. John Williams '80D, '87G has been named as the school's new dean.

Ruth Middleman, professor emerita in the Kent School of Social Work, will be included in Theories of Social Work Practice: Women Influential in the Late Twentieth Century. An oral history of modern women in social work, the book is to be published by Columbia University in 2001.


Assistant track coach Doug Sharp will be part of the 13-member U.S. bobsled team at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sharp will be the third pusher on a four-man team and brakeman on the two-man sled.

Carridder "Rita" Jones, manager of employee and temporary services, had her play, The Mark of Cain chosen by U of L's African-American theater program for the Second Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Works. The play is a humorous story of a minister in a rural church in the 1930s.

Staff members Michael Mangeot and Rae Helton were noted in Business First's "Top 40 Under 40" as two of Louisville's prominent young leaders. Mangeot is development director for athletics, and Helton is information literacy director for the University Libraries.

Information technology consultant Ron Schildknecht is working on his first full-length film, Germantown, about a Louisville neighborhood. He has several short films to his credit, and will be seeking national distribution for Germantownlater this year.


Jeff Allen '94M, a medical resident at U of L Hospital, has started a web site development company and horse training stable. The company, Post Call Stable, develops web sites related to the racing industry and runs a stable of three to five racehorses.

Graduate business student Ken Burns, principal architect and owner of Architectural Investments, Inc., was listed as one of Louisville's prominent young leaders by Business Firstin its "Top 40 Under 40". James Luther Wilson '89B, director of housing for Christian Church Homes of Kentucky, was also chosen. Wilson is working on a doctorate in urban and public affairs at U of L.


Two U of L alumni have entered the magazine publishing world. Stephen Vest '86A is the editor of Kentucky Monthly,which focuses on Kentucky culture. The first issue hit the stands in September 1998. Max Schwartz' '71L new publication, Max,is targeted at middle-aged consumers. Introduced in Lexington, Kentucky, Maxhas expanded to Louisville.

Merrily Orsini '77K, founder of Elder Care Solutions, has established My Virtual Corp, which offers bookkeeping, word processing, and desktop publishing services to small and home-based businesses.


Lyle Sussman, a management professor in the College of Business and Public Administration, has written Close the Deal (Perseus Books), his eighth book with co-author Sam Deep.



Nathan Newman, DMD '41D still practices dentistry and would like to hear from his 1941 classmates. His home address is Box 461, Bedford Hills, New York 10507.

Marguerite Pickett Wilson '47MU won the 1998 Herrschner's Grand National Afghan Contest. Her original design was the first knitted afghan to win in eight years.


Robert J. Wright '57S, Phi Kappa Tau, married Betty Custis '56A, Chi Omega. The couple's home address is 107 Farnwood Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054.

In recognition of his distinguished professional service, William Anderson MD '59M was elected a fellow in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Scotland. The college was chartered by King Charles II in 1681.


William R. Hughes '70A is the new dean of academic affairs of the DuPage Campus of DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. He joined DeVry in 1990 after retiring from the U.S. Navy.

Stephen K. Cusick '71B, '79L was appointed senior counsel at Harris Semiconductor. He has served as a Navy pilot and as a civilian attorney with the Navy Office of General Counsel.

The president of the Dallas law firm Bishop & Hummert is E. Thomas Bishop '73H. He was also elected 1998-99 executive vice president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, a statewide association of attorneys.

Terry L. Heck '73B has been named vice president for finance and CFO at the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council.

Public relations executive Doug Stern '74A has been appointed marketing director of Kentucky's business and litigation law firm, Stites and Harbison.

A stockbroker for J.C. Bradford and Company,Dick Wilson '74B was praised in The Courier-Journalfor his work as past president of the Louisville Dream Factory, director of the U of L College of Business and Public Administration Mentor Program, and president and founder of the Robin Hood Project.

Warren Noble Scoville '76L was named by Kentucky Governor Paul Patton to fill a vacant seat on the board of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. A senior partner in a law firm, Scoville served 11 years on the executive committee of the state's Republican Central Committee and was the party's finance chairman during the 1995 campaign.

Michael H. Werner '76B has assumed duties as commanding officer of the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Orlando, Florida. Werner's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and two Joint Service Unit Commendation Medals.

Barbara A. Pierce '78B was named 1998 National Educator of the Year by the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants. Pierce is an assistant professor of accounting at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.


Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff, Certified Public Accountants of Louisville have promoted Dave Smith '80B, '87G to the position of manager.

Teresa Belluscio '81A is the Kentucky Rehabilitation Counseling Association's 1998 Counselor of the Year. She directs Eastern Kentucky University's Project Success program and coordinates services for students with disabilities.

Adrienne A. Berry '83L, with the Louisville law firm Segal, Sales, Stewart, Cuter, & Tillman, is serving as national president of the Federal Bar Association.

KPMG Peat Marwick LLP has elected Kyoko M. Boggs '83B a partner in the firm. Boggs serves clients in the international tax industry and is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the World Affairs Council and the Japan American Society.

Robin A. Wetherell DMD '83D was honored with a fellowship to the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics during its 1998 annual scientific meeting. He is a dental practitioner in Vienna, Illinois.

Sharon Handy '84L, with the Louisville law firm of Borowitz and Goldsmith, was named a 1998-99 international director during Financial Women's International's 76th annual conference.

A former senior attorney for BellSouth, Joseph L. Hardesty '84L has joined the Louisville firm of Stites & Harbison. He was recently appointed general counsel to AM-AR International, an avionics equipment and real estate development company.

Boyd J. Meredith '85A, '89B co-hosted the Jerry Lewis-MDA Labor Day Telethon on the Frontier Vision Cable System in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where $45,000 was raised locally.

The U.S. Army has promoted Mark Eastman '86B to the rank of major. He is stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and he and his wife, Laura, have three children.

Larry T. Moscoe '87L was appointed staff attorney of Stewart Title Guaranty Company's Kentucky District office in Louisville. He specializes in claims management and underwriting.

Jean S. Corwin '88G has joined the law firm of Woodward, Hobson & Fulton as a nurse paralegal in the Louisville office.

Wendy C. Koenig '88A received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and a fellowship from Ohio State for doctoral work.

Damian M. Prather '88L has joined the tax division of the law firm Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry in Nashville, Tennessee. Prather served as 1997-98 chairman of the Kentucky Bar Association's tax section.

Caretenders of Louisville has named Wesley C. Roberts '88B, '91G its director of finance.

Daniel J. Feldman '89M completed an internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and received his Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the University of Cincinnati. He has a two-year appointment at Cornell University Medical College as a neuropsychology fellow in HIV research.

Diana Smith '89B is board certified as an occupational health nurse specialist and is the employee health nurse at U of L Hospital.


Kim Hackel '90N received her Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia from Mt. Mary College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

David F. Hutcheson, Jr. '90A is office director for LAN Associates, in Paducah, Kentucky. David and his wife, Crystal, formed DCH Enterprises, which operates the Sound Gallery, a full-service mobile electronics and security store.

Married in 1997 to Renee Coleman, John Y. Koh, MD '90M is residency director in the Department of Ophthalmology of the Detroit Medical Center and has a private practice in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, and orbital surgery in Detroit.

Artist Jacque Parsley '90LSA, '94G was chosen to represent Louisville in the Sister Cities Program in Mainz, Germany for the Art in the City Festival. Her artwork was auctioned for charity to promote the Gutenburg 2000 project.

Theresa Pingel (Macklin) '90E is executive office manager of a real estate firm in Indianapolis, Indiana and is married with two children. Her e-mail address is: thpingel@aol.com

Benson Stone '91G teaches special education at Holmes Senior High School in Covington, Kentucky and resides in Cincinnati.

American Airlines in Coppell, Texas has promoted Saisanker Kolli '92G to manager of financial analysis. Kolli is also an adjunct lecturer of management at the University of Texas.

Rob Schweitzer '92B is a sales representative for U.S. Food Service, based in Louisville.

Bob Walker '93B has joined Louisville's Brown-Forman Corporation as a financial analyst in the treasury department. He previously served as a loan officer for Clark & Associates Mortgage.

Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff, Certified Public Accountants, has promoted Chris Ward '94B to the position of supervisor.

Navy Lieutenant Mary T. Pary '94A, '98D completed the officer indoctrination course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island.

Stephen D. Weisskopf '98L has joined Woodward, Hobson & Fulton as an associate in the Louisville office.

In Memoriam

William H. Banks, Sr. '25L
Florence Johnson Cowan '32MunC
Eleanor Marshall Turner '32A
Frank James Becker '34L
Sarah Stites Hendon '34A
Carol Green Drye '37A
Lillian Kilgarriff '37MU
George M. Robins, MD '40M
Nathaniel R. Davidson '42A
Elbert L. Dennis, MD '42M
Thomas E. Coleman '42S
Juanita Hodges Walker '42MunC
Dale O. Hunter, Sr., DMD '44D
Margaret Ralph '48L
Hunt Dorn Crawford, Sr. '49A
Charles William Ferguson '49L
Mrs. Ralph B. Hale '49A
John H. Miller '50S
Mrs. Jean Short Micou '52A, '61G
Dargan Edwin Montgomery, Jr. '52A '57G
Henry R. Glass, Jr., MD '53M
John Morgan Allen, MD '54M
Mr. Robert J. Spicer '54B
Barbara Buskirk Schneider '57A
John A. Smith '57G
Clara Overstreet Eberman '58E
A. Norris Barriger, Sr. '58B
Margaret J. Maroulis '58A
Thomas J. Merimee, Sr., MD '52A, '59M
David J. Murphy, Jr. '61S
Richard C. Martin '62K
Alice Thierman Deats '64E
Eva Kilgus '64E
Pamela Anne Bailey '65A
Col. Edward Maurice Majors II '76L
Belinda Sandrella Bledsoe '78E
Susan LaVerne Thomas '78E
John Mark Mann '80S
George M. Milam '80G
Chris L. Allgeier '85S
James Scott Melvin '84AH, '86AH
Robert Harwell Overstreet '86A
Gerald Wayne Perkins '87B
Barbara Arington Peterworth '87E
Rich Rostel '87G
Mary Chris Henning '90
Kathy R. Wilson '95A
Susan Butler Sladen '96L

John R. Craf, founder of the University of Louisville's School of Business, died November 1, 1998. He was 87. Craf joined the university in 1946 and was named head of the economics-commerce department in 1949. In 1953, he established the business school and became its first dean, a position he held until 1964. He played an integral part in establishing a Master's in Business Administration program at U of L.

Major General Dillman Rash, a U of L supporter and former overseer, died September 7, 1998. He was 91. A 1930 graduate of Princeton University, Rash served in the Army and later in the Army Reserve. At his retirement from military service in 1964, he held the rank of major general, making him the top Army Reserve officer in Kentucky. A partner with Hilliard Lyons Trust Company in Louisville, Rash served on the board of the Speed Art Museum and was a regular contributor to Louisville arts and cultural life.

Legendary Eastern Kentucky family practitioner Claire Louise Caudill, MD '46M died December 31, 1998 in Lexington, Kentucky. One of only two women in her graduating class of the School of Medicine, Caudill returned to her native Eastern Kentucky where she was known for her tireless efforts to improve health care, particularly in the area of women's health and prenatal care. She was instrumental in establishing Morehead's St. Claire Medical Center, named in her honor, and served as its first chief of staff from 1963 to 1972. In 1957, Caudill opened one of the first maternity and birthing centers in the area, which included two labor rooms, a delivery room, and the apartment where she lived. She delivered more than 8,000 babies in her life, and was named Country Doctor of the Year in 1994. Caudill's sister, Louise Caudill Little of Lexington, has provided U of L with endowed lectureships in the schools of Music, Dentistry, Law, and Medicine. The medical lectureship is in honor of Claire Louise Caudill.

Kee Chang Huang, MD, who taught in the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine for 35 years, died November 25, 1998 in Louisville. During his tenure at U of L, Huang funded the K.C. Huang Scholarship in Pharmacology and supported the university's libraries. Born in China, he received his medical degree from Dr. Sun Yatsen University in 1940 and his doctorate in physiology from Columbia University in 1953. An internationally recognized scholar with an extensive record of research publications, Huang concentrated his research on the transport of electrolytes, sugars, and amino acids in the kidney and intestine. He was a nine-time recipient of the Outstanding Basic Science Instructor Award in the School of Medicine. He was named the Distinguished Teaching Professor at U of L in 1982, and was chosen for Fulbright Professorship Awards in 1978 and 1986. Prior to teaching at U of L, Huang worked at the National Institute of Health (China) and National Shanghai Medical School. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1963. Memorial contributions may be made to the K.C. Huang Scholarship Fund, University of Louisville Foundation.

Jesse Burnett Bell, MD, the first African American to serve on the U of L Board of Overseers, died November 27, 1998 in Louisville. Bell, 94, a physician who specialized in chest diseases, was appointed an overseer in 1965. A native of Louisiana, he began his medical practice in Frankfort, Kentucky, before moving to Louisville in 1935. He worked at the Waverly Hills Sanitorium and the Louisville Health Department before entering private practice in 1946. Bell was a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and a 1931 graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville. In 1990, he was inducted into the American Lung Association's Hall of Fame. In 1983, he received the Louis B. Russell Award for Minority Programs in Kentucky. He was also a member of the Kentucky Commission on Higher Education, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Ursuline College's Advisory Committee. He was a former vice chairman of the Louisville Urban League.

James F. Williams, DMD, '51D passed away on June 12, 1998. Williams, a resident of El Paso, Texas, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was in private dental practice in Paducah, Kentucky, before receiving his commission as a Dental Corps Officer in the U.S. Army in 1956. Williams also served as commanding officer of the 36th Med Det USARPAC in Vietnam. He was the recipient of many military honors and was designated a military dentist specialist in fixed prosthodontics. Throughout his career, he was recognized for his sense of humor and his constant concern for his patients and staff. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth N. Williams, and two daughters, Trina W. Karstendiek and Nina Williams.