Mario Garcia Turns the Page on Newspaper Design
t was like painting the Sistine Chapel, says Mario Garcia (M.A.
72, Ph.D. 76), of his recent redesign of The Wall Street
Journal. Introducing color to the front page broke a 110-year
tradition. They never even had photos until April 9, 2002. Garcias
winning strategy? Respect the papers traditions.
not going to take a hammer and destroy it. Youre going to enhance
it. This is a successful product that 3.5 million people read every day.
As president, CEO, and principal designer of Garcia
Media, Garcia has masterminded the redesign of over 500 newspapers and
other media concerns, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the
San Francisco Examiner, and numerous foreign publications.
I take my camera with me, Garcia says
of his three-mile morning run. I have photographs of how different
cities wake up. I have my favorite cities, and in my old age, I say, If
its not a good running city, then Im not doing that project.
Running cuts my jet lag, and it keeps me in shape. I feel good for 55.
In October 2001, he ran in Hong Kong, Athens, Berlin, and Nice on consecutive
mornings, and he runs several races each year, most recently marathons
in Copenhagen and New York City.
Garcia, who was an acclaimed child actor in Cuba,
has been a professor at Syracuse University, the University of South Florida,
and currently the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He and his wife
have four grown children and three young grandchildren. Their son, Mario
Garcia, Jr., an attorney, is senior vice president of Garcia Media. The
firm is now planning a major redesign of The Miami Herald to coincide
with that papers centennial celebration in early 2003. It
will be a challenge, says the senior Garcia, but doing this
in my hometown makes it all the more meaningful.
Garcia, who travels over a million miles annually,
is often called a guru or a maestro.
I see it in headlines preceding my name, and
I know that my obituary will say, Mario Garcia, the Guru of Newspaper
Design. Ive lived with that and Ill die with that. But
I dont necessarily see myself as a guru at all. Gurus are venerable
old men, and I dont consider myself either at this point.
Marilyn Milian Is the Peoples Judge
was in the middle of a first-degree murder case when the producer called
me, says Marilyn Milian (B.S. 81), who has presided over The
Peoples Court since March 2001. Traditionally, the judges
on these shows have been gray-haired men, so its telling that The
Peoples Court, the granddaddy of all these courtroom TV shows, made
a decision to findand hirea Hispanic woman.
married and living in Coral Gables, Florida, with three young daughters,
flies to New York City every Monday through Wednesday to tape the show.
I went through a lot of angst when I decided to leave the bench
in Miami, she says.
When she was cleaning out her office after 17 years
with the State of Florida (ten years as a prosecutor and seven years as
a judge), she came across her law school application essay. Its
really weird to be 19 years old and know that youre going to be
a judge someday. Milian, who graduated from the University of Miami
at age 20 and from Georgetown University Law Center at 23, says, Its
nice to be focused and its nice to work hard, but to never take
a left turn is sort of sad. So when I reread that essay, I realized that
Id made the right decision. Id finally taken a left turn.
As for her recent celebrity status, Milian says,
People ask me what its like to have five cameras in the courtroom,
but I never notice the cameras. It keeps it fresher and more real if Im
me, and not playing to how the final package looks when it goes out to
our 220 affiliates around the country.
Besides requesting autographs, Milian says that
viewers often thank her for her advice on landlord/tenant cases, moving
company contracts, and other small-claims court matters. It really
makes you feel good when you know that people are out there listening
and not just looking at the litigants for freak value, she says,
admitting that sometimes the cases can be quite entertaining. She recently
heard a case involving a Whoopi Goldberg impersonator.
Ill do the show for as long as theyll
have me, Milian says. I am having a ball.
Mark Reeves Answers a Spiritual Call
ark Reeves (B.Arch. 78, M.Arch., 80, J.D. 84) is a licensed
architect and a member of the Florida Bar, but today he spends little
time in a design studio or law office. Father Reeves, as he
is now addressed, was ordained as a priest by the Archdiocese of Miami
in May 2002. Currently, Reeves is completing his License in Canon Law
at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome while residing at the Pontifical
North American College in Vatican City, where he has lived and studied
loved practicing architecture, says Reeves, who once taught design,
graphics, land development regulations, and professional practice courses
at the University of Miami. But at the urging of several attorney friends,
Reeves enrolled in UMs evening law program. I went to law
school on kind of a dare. It wasnt something that I really needed
to do at the time.
Reeves, who became an attorney in 1984, says, I
left my architecture job on a Friday afternoon and started practicing
law on Monday morning. And he continued to practice law for 13 years,
including eight years at the firm of Steel Hector & Davis, but yet
another career change revealed itself.
God doesnt zap you with a bolt of lightning
and tell you to become a priest. Its the sense that He wants you
to do something else with your life. We all have some sort of internal
motivation regardless of our chosen careers, but the spiritual call is
of a different dimension. Its a little bit stronger, and a little
bit more serious.
Every now and then Reeves entertains the idea of
merging his architecture and theology backgrounds. Id love
to design a church, he says. I think it could be very interesting
and quite a challenge, but Ive learned that there are only 24 hours
in a day, so you cant do everything. But who knows?
Adds Reeves, My attitude is apply yourself,
work hard, and accomplish the goals you set out to accomplish. Looking
back, I wouldnt have done anything differently. My life has been
Charlotte Freeman Fights Depression with Faith
e wont wait for snail mail anymore, laments Charlotte Freeman
(M.S. 94, Ph.D. 96), a Memphis-based psychologist specializing
in clinical child and family psychology. We have e-mail, faxes,
pagers, cellular phones. We have to be in touch all the time. When are
we able to rest? Home used to be a safe haven for family and love, but
now the workplace has intruded into the home environment, and thats
2001, Freeman was one of five national recipients of the Welcome Back
Award, bestowed in recognition of her work to prevent and treat clinical
depression in the African-American community. The purpose of the program,
sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, manufacturer of the antidepressant
Prozac, is to help fight the stigma associated with depression and to
help the public better understand that depression is treatable.
Today Freeman, who earned her bachelors degree
in psychology from Dillard University in New Orleans, serves as director
of clinical services at the Memphis Exchange Club Family Center, which
she calls the most comprehensive center, in terms of child abuse
and domestic violence issues, in Memphis and in the Mid-South. The
nonprofit organization is strictly secular, but in her private practice,
Nia Therapy Services, Freeman explores with her patients the connections
between scripture and traditional therapy.
It is taboo to have mental health problems
in the African-American community, Freeman says. We have not
embraced the idea that there could be something wrong with us mentally.
But we tend to go to church, and with Tennessee being in the Bible Belt,
I wanted to create a practice that would offer a service directly to those
who are of the Christian faith.
A native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Freeman recognizes
that children in small towns, particularly African-American children,
need to see role models succeeding in the areas of science and technology.
Growing up, if we dont have someone
to mentor us, someone who looks like us and who can say, You can
do this, then the likelihood is that well go toward another
career path where we do see African-Americans succeeding.
Ron Zodkevitch Gives Patients the Star Treatment
on Zodkevitch (M.D. 84) is known nationwide as Dr. Zod.
As the reassuring voice on the syndicated radio program, Loveline,
which he cohosted in the early 1990s, Zodkevitch thwarted a number of
potential suicides but stresses that call-in shows are not a substitute
for diagnosis and therapy. Today he works closely with the Screen Actors
Guild as an advocate for the rights of child actors, and he cohosts the
Dr. Zod & Johnny Show, along with Johnny Whitaker, who played
red-haired twin Jody Davis on the 1960s sitcom Family Affair. Despite
their success as children, many child actors have difficulty assuming
a mainstream life as working adults, Zodkevitch says.
medical school, Zodkevitch visited rural regions of Mexico, China, Bali,
and Thailand, and for ten days he lived with a tribe of headhunters in
the jungles of Ecuador, where he diagnosed and treated the chiefs
tuberculosis. During his travels, Zodkevitch learned that many cultures
dont have a word to describe depression, so now he teaches young
physicians to look for physiological problems as well as cultural
and emotional difficulties, and to keep an open mind about treatment alternatives.
Zodkevitch also is an associate clinical professor
at both Charles R. Drew University and the University of California, Los
Angeles; a private-practice psychiatrist in Beverly Hills; and president
of TOUGHLOVE® International (www.toughlove.org),
a nonprofit organization for troubled children and adolescents. The organization
promotes cooperation between families, schools, and other human services
agencies and helps create community-based self-help groups. He is coauthor
of the book, Toughlove 25 Years Later, which will be released in
In addition, Zodkevitch recently cowrote and coproduced
The Big Suitcase, narrated by Dennis Franz (star of NYPD Blue),
and Chances. Both movies, which Zodkevitch calls the next
generation of drivers ed films, won top prizes at the 2001
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. We approached the
films with the philosophy of helping people think about their driving
and how it affects others.
Zerney B. Barnes,
B.S. 44, has retired from practice as a general surgeon. He is a
veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He resides in Montgomery,
Roger A. Saunders,
A.B. 51, a renowned Boston hotelier, helped establish The Roger
Saunders School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Newbury College
in Brookline, Massachusetts. With his four sons, he owns the Saunders
William G. Smith,
B.S.M.E. 51, is currently marketing several inventions for which
he has been issued patents. After retiring in 1991 as director of advanced
space vehicle design for Air Force Space Systems, Smith practiced law,
then began designing theme parks for Disney.
A.B. 52, M.Ed. 53, received the 2002 Text and Academic Authors
William Holmes McGuffey Award for Business Today, a textbook he
cowrote with Courtland L. Bovee and John V. Thrill. Now in its 10th edition,
the book was recognized for longevity and demonstrated excellence over
Julian S. Haber,
A.B. 56, M.D. 61, a staff pediatrician at Cook Childrens
Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, since the late 1960s, received the
first Cook Childrens Physician Network service award for his dedication
to treating children with neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral disorders.
His nationally acclaimed book, ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis, was
published recently by Taylor/Rowman and Littlefield.
Alvin Lloyd Brown,
B.B.A. 57, one of the founding partners of Morrison, Brown, Argiz
& Company, a Miami-based accounting and management consulting firm,
has been named an honorary member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants. A Korean war veteran, Brown has served as chair of
the South Dade Branch Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and
he was previously selected by Money Magazine as one of the best
tax practitioners in the United States.
Sonia Pressman Fuentes,
LL.B. 57, one of the founders of the National Organization for Women
(NOW) and an author, wrote a vignette that was published recently in the
Washington Post. I lucky Everything is the story of
a Vietnamese manicurist who sets a prime example of how immigrants enrich
Richard M. Lobo,
A.B. 58, has been appointed president and CEO of WEDU, Tampas
most viewed public television station. His 40-year broadcasting career
includes senior-level management at major stations in Cleveland, Chicago,
New York, and Miami, as well as a 15-month stint as head of the U.S. Information
Agencys Office of Cuba Broadcasting, appointed by President Clinton.
Irwin L. Hollander,
B.B.A. 59, is retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Statistical
Programs. He resides in Boynton Beach, Florida, and is married with three
daughters and three grandchildren.
Vance Harper Jones,
B.M. 61, M.M. 63, has been the organist at First Presbyterian
Church in New Bern, North Carolina, for 25 years. He also is dean of library
services at Craven Community College. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
he recently served as state president for the fraternity.
Michael A. Falcone,
A.B. 62, is president of the Northfield Capital Group, LLC, a national
commercial mortgage company based in Manlius, New York. He also serves
on the advisory board of the School of Education at Syracuse University.
Eugene J. Fierro,
B.Ed. 62, J.D. 67, a judge on the 11th Judicial Circuit of
Florida, has been inducted into the Miami Beach Senior High School Hall
of Fame for his commitment to public service in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
A member of the University of Miami School of Law Board of Directors,
he received the schools Alumnus of Distinction award in 1999.
B.B.A. 65, was inducted into the Travelers Century Club, an organization
of people who have visited 100 or more countries. He has retired from
his role as president of Interworld Marketing Corporation, a travel marketing
and consulting firm.
John Penick, B.S.
66, M.A. 69, professor and head of mathematics in the Science
and Technology Education Department at North Carolina State University,
is president-elect of the National Science Teachers Association, the nations
largest professional science teacher organization.
Thomas R. Spencer, Jr.,
A.B. 66, J.D. 69, a board member of the Association of Former
Intelligence Officers, recently served as chairman of the Fourth National
Symposium on Business Intelligence. In practice in Miami, Florida, his
primary focus is commercial and governmental litigation in federal and
Patrick J. Mansell,
B.B.A. 68, has completed five full-length novels, including his
Bimini Twist Adventure Series, a collection of fishing-based tales gathered
from his own experiences with his two sons in the islands.
Nancy Olson, M.Ed.
70, executive director of the Florida Marlins Community Foundation,
was inducted into the Sidney (Ohio) City Schools Hall of Honor.
Cami Green, M.C.L.
71, is teaching law at Florida International University.
B.B.A. 71, owner of Krissel & Co. CPAs in Miami, recently retired
from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves as captain.
Anthony C. Musto,
B.G.S. 72, has been elected city commissioner for the City of Hallandale
Mark H. Thiemens,
B.S. 72, professor of chemistry and dean of physical sciences at
the University of California San Diego, has been named the Distinguished
Scientist of 2002 by the American Chemical Society (San Diego). He also
was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Steven E. Chaykin,
A.B. 73, J.D. 76, has joined the Miami office of Zuckerman
Spaeder LLP as partner. Before entering private practice representing
high profile corporate executive and public officials, Chaykin worked
for nine years as a federal prosecutor.
Larry Greene, B.B.A.
73, won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for his work
as a photographer on Poison Paint, a five-part series on KCBS-TV,
Los Angeles. The report investigated lead poisoning at area schools.
Bernard S. Shapiro,
J.D. 73, was reelected without opposition to a six-year term as
a circuit court judge in Miami-Dade County.
Daniel M. Baeza,
B.S.E.E. 74, M.S.E.E. 79, earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from Florida Atlantic University, He also was promoted to general manager
in charge of fundamental planning for BellSouth Telecommunications. He
resides in Coral Springs, Florida.
Eric Buermann, M.B.A.
75, J.D. 82, the Florida Republican Partys in-house
general counsel since 1998, has been named of counsel for the law firm
of Steel Hector & Davis LLP, practicing in the areas of real estate
and public law while retaining his post with the GOP.
E. Regina Widman,
M.D. 75, was chosen as one of The Best Family Doctors in America,
published in the May 2002 issue of Ladies Home Journal magazine.
David A. Ellis, B.S.
76, is president of Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Prior to his election last year, he served as vice president for business
and financial affairs at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill.
Lovette McGill, B.Ed.
76, a social worker for the Miami-Dade County Department of Human
Services, has been appointed secretary of the Miami-Dade chapter of the
A. Philip Randolph Institute, a national organization of black trade unionists.
Jeffrey M. Zirulnick,
B.Ed. 76, M.S.Ed., 79, assistant director and director of
the University of Miami University Center from 1980 to 1988, has joined
Lewis B. Freeman & Partners, a forensic accounting and consulting
firm headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida, with offices in Weston and
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Patricia San Pedro,
B.F.A. 78, former vice president of event marketing and community
relations at The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, has formed
her own marketing and special projects company, San Pedro Productions,
based in South Florida. Before joining The Herald, San Pedro was
a three-time Emmy Award-winning producer of WTVJ-NBC in Miami and the
key spokesperson for American Airlines.
S. Howard Orner,
B.B.A. 79, J.D. 89, has three children and resides in Boca
Raton, Florida. His Coral Springs law practice concentrates on commercial
and civil litigation.
T. Glenn Rigney,
B.Ed. 79, is the assistant womens basketball coach at the
United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Jorge Villa, B.S.M.E.
79, has invented the FoxHole, a patent-pending, steel-reinforced
concrete structure designed to withstand the forces of a hurricane. He
got the idea for the 15-ton structure after he and his family almost perished
in Hurricane Andrew.
Cyrus Russ Jollivette,
J.D. 80, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida as group
vice president, public affairs. Formerly the head of public affairs, government
relations, and foundation and corporate relations at the University of
Miami, Jollivette also has served as managing editor of The Miami Times
and as producer-moderator of Perspective for then-NBC affiliate WSVN-TV,
Miami Beach. Most recently, he founded a successful consulting practice
in Washington, D.C.
Walter P. Kubany,
M.S. 80, was promoted to director of yield management for Fairfield
Resorts, a subsidiary of Cendant.
Bruce A. Blitman,
J.D. 81, attorney and certified county, family, circuit court, and
federal mediator practicing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received an Outstanding
Service Award from the Broward County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Dan Radakovich, M.B.A.
82, is the senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State
Andrew Garcia III,
A.B. 83, is vice president/owner of Ruskin Packaging, Inc./Lowell
Distributors, a produce packaging and supply operation serving the state
of Florida. A member of the University of Miami varsity tennis team from
1980 to 1983, Garcia played on the Professional Mens Tennis Tour
from 1980 to 1986, and he was a trainer and coach to Mary Joe Fernandez
and Gabriela Sabatini.
Dianne Gerrits, B.S.
83, M.B.A. 84, has been promoted to partner in charge of Midsouth
State Tax Practice at KPMG, LLP.
Debra Ferlise Hall,
B.F.A 83, has become vice president of Barbizon International, an
organization of modeling and personal development schools located around
the world. Formerly, as creator and producer of the hit teen television
series, Hall Pass, Debra worked with such celebrities as N
Sync and The Backstreet Boys. She also has won an Emmy Award for Kids
Health Works, a Discovery Health Network program that teaches young
people about personal wellness.
Steven L. Panitch,
A.B. 83, served as president of the Buffalo Grove area Chamber of
Commerce and as vice president of the local Rotary Club in 2001. He is
a member of the Plan Commission of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he resides
with his wife and daughter.
Catherine B. Parks,
J.D. 83, has been appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida
Local Advocacy Council, which investigates claims of abuse and neglect
filed by mentally challenged individuals. She has two children.
Daniel E. Somers,
J.D. 83, practices law at his own firm in Morristown, New Jersey.
He resides in nearby Green Villiage with his wife, Julia, and their four
John J. Fumero, A.B.
84, J.D. 87, general counsel for the South Florida Water Management
District, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Water
Resources Association (AWRA)Florida Section. He was also elected
chair of Palm Beach Countys Environmental Control Hearing Board.
Michelle Stern, A.B.
84, is supervisor of mental health services for The Shield Institute
in Bayside, New York.
A.B. 84, was promoted to director of the Office of Institutional
Analysis at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas,
where she received her Ph.D. in 1995.
Jorge R. Duyos, B.S.I.E.
85, M.S.I.E. 88, has been appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to
serve a four-year term on the Board of Professional Engineers. President
of JRD & Associates, Inc., an industrial engineering consulting firm
based in South Miami, Duyos also is an adjunct faculty member in the University
of Miamis College of Engineering.
Jesus A. Martinez,
B.S.E.E. 85, was promoted to tntelligent transportation systems
administrator for Dade and Monroe Counties at the Florida Department of
Transportation. He also completed an M.B.A. degree last year from Florida
Adam S. Bright, B.S.E.E.
86, M.D. 90, has been elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons Board of Councilors and is president of the Young Physicians
Section of the Florida Medical Association. He practices in Sarasota,
Christine Stebbins Dahl,
J.D. 86, lives in Portland, Oregon, with husband Jeff and two sons.
She celebrates ten years as an assistant federal defender. Her habeas
corpus work has resulted in the release of more than a dozen people detained
by the INS without charges.
Kevin S. Hennessy,
J.D. 86, a shareholder in the statewide law firm of Lewis, Longman
& Walker, P.A., has been awarded the av rating by Martindale-Hubbell,
recognizing Hennessys expertise, experience, integrity, and overall
Carol Hotchkiss Malt,
Ph.D. 86, a museum consultant, independent curator, and author,
has written The Free Woman (ETHOS Publishing), the product of five
trips to Morocco and four years of research. The book tells the story
of a 15th-century Moroccan woman who escaped the harem system to become
a pirate queen and rule a city.
Theodore L. Shinkle,
J.D. 86, a shareholder with Florida law firm GrayHarris, received
Board Certification from the Florida Bar in Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Mike J. Abbott, B.M.
87, has launched Accessrock.com, an interactive Web site for rock
guitar players featuring audio and visual lessons, live lessons, chats,
discussion boards, artist interviews, and giveaways. He resides in Verona,
B.M. 87, assistant professor of trumpet and head of the brass and
jazz studies at East Tennessee State University, was named executive director
of the Jean-Baptiste Arban International Trumpet Institute, an annual
two-week summer program at the Abbey de Pontlevoy in Frances Loire
Neil Birenbaum, B.S.C.
88, is vice president of communication for First Data Corporations,
a merchant services company in Coral Springs, Florida.
J.D. 88, is managing director, legal of the Mercosur, Latin America
and Caribbean Division of Federal Express. She was recently listed among
Hispanic Business magazines Elite Hispanic Women.
B.S. 88, M.D. 91, assistant professor of cardiology at Wake
Forest University School of Medicine, was presented with a Master Teacher
Award from the medical school. He also recently married Anita Bhandiwad,
a cardiology fellow at Harvard School of Medicine.
Glenn Allen, B.F.A.
89, founding member of the University of Miami Hemp Awareness Council,
spent the last five years as associate director of the Coalition Advocating
Medical Marijuana (CAMM). He now resides in Hollywood, Florida, where
he teaches yoga and performs music.
Lee G. Cohen, J.D. 89,
who is married to Stacey Belfer Cohen,
B.B.A. 90, has been awarded Statewide Prosecutor of the Year by
Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Florida. Lee is the assistant state attorney
in charge of county court at the Broward State Attorneys office.
The couple has two sons.
Syed Saulat Hussain,
B.S.E.E. 89, is senior marketing manager for Infineon Technologies
in San Jose, California. He lives in the heart of Silicon Valley
with wife Rehma and two children.
Barrett Mincey, B.B.A.
89, M.B.A. 91, teaches special needs children for Miami-Dade
County Public Schools. She also has established an organization that serves
underprivileged youth in the inner city.
Leon N. Patricios,
B.S. 89, M.S.T. 91, J.D. 94, was named partner at the
law firm of Ferrell Schultz Carter Zumpano & Fertel. He has two children
with his wife, Y. Michelle Ramirez-Patricios,
A.B. 91, J.D. 95, who is an attorney with the Miami Department
M.D. 89, has opened a solo medical practice in Pennsylvania.
Preston A. Britner,
A.B. 90, assistant professor of human development and family studies,
was presented the 2002 Teaching Promise award from the American Association
of University Professors, University of Connecticut chapter.
Deborah M. Gamponia Cloar,
B.B.A. 90, is the Mid-Atlantic college relations manager at the
Institute for the International Education of Students in New Jersey.
Carl A. Fornaris,
B.S. 90, is head of Legal and Compliance for the Latin America regional
office of Barclays Capital in Miami.
Lucinda A. Hofmann,
J.D. 90, a partner in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices of Holland
& Knight LLP, has been board certified in appellate practice. She
is the current chair-elect of the American Bar Associations Council
of Appellate Lawyers and serves on the board of directors of the Womens
Fund of Miami-Dade County and the Performing Arts Institute.
Michael R. Holub,
A.B. 90, is the associate campaign director for the Combined Federal
Campaign, United Way of the National Capital Area. He resides in Bethesda,
Lynn M. Margulies,
A.B. 90, M.B.A. 91, is the Florida regional human resources
manager for cellular/wireless carrier MetroPCS. She also was elected the
2002 president of the Greater Miami Society for Human Resources Management.
She resides in Weston, Florida, with her son.
Sean Peart, A.B.
90, has become vice president of First Union Securities in Miami
after nine years at Smith Barney.
B.S. 90, M.D. 93, and Marvin
Wang, M.D. 93, announce the birth of daughter
Gregory P. Sandoval,
B.Arch. 90, is vice president of Nichols Brosch Sandoval & Associates,
Inc. (NSB), a Coral Gables-based architecture design firm that specializes
in mixed-use centers, hospitality, and high-end commercial retail projects.
Robert B. Strimling,
M.D. 90, and wife Debbie Bindler announce the birth of their twins,
Claire and Ryan. Robert has had his own dermatology and Mohs surgery practice
in Las Vegas since 1996.
Damaris Sanjurjo Reynolds,
A.B. 91, is a senior attorney at the Department of Children and
Families in Okeechobee, Florida.
Nina Pandey Snyder,
B.S.C 91, is a certified legal assistant for The Law Offices of
Stephen F. Malouf, P.C. Recently married, she and her husband live in
Elizabeth Jahreis Rainville,
B.S.C. 92, formerly art director at Florida Hospital Marketing,
has launched the graphic design firm, Elizabeth & Stuart, Inc., in
Orlando, Florida, with partner Stuart Bogue.
Michael Lent, M.F.A.
93, is completing his first book, Breakfast with Sharks,
for Random House Publishing. A columnist for Creative Screenwriting
Magazine and a part-time instructor at Santa Barbara City College,
two of his movies are in preproduction in Hollywood. Michaels wife,
Sonia Beckwith Lent,
B.S. 93, is director of client relations for the online advertising
agency, Hi-Speed Media, in Glendale, California.
Rosemary Lowenkron Borek,
A.B. 94, and Timothy J. Borek,
A.B. 95, announce the birth of daughter Amanda Rochelle. The family
resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, where Rosemary is a government defense
attorney and Tim is a computer book editor for John Wiley and Sons.
Joy Henneberger Green,
B.S. 94, is news manager of The Golf Channel in Orlando, Florida.
She recently married a professional golfer.
Jeffrey Gulden, B.B.A.
94, has left the Utah Grizzlies minor league professional hockey
team to become the assistant vice president of marketing and public relations
at Enterprise, Utahs only weekly business newspaper.
Nikolas J. Korba,
B.S.C. 94, is a staff pastor at the Miami Vineyard Community Church.
Sean Murphy, A.B.
94, a financial consultant for Salomon Smith Barney, was appointed
to the board of governors of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He also is chair of the African-American Chamber of Commerce and an executive
board member of Shepherds Hope for 2002.
Adam August, A.B.
95, J.D. 98, M.B.A. 99, lives in Northern Virginia with
his wife, Brooke, and works as a corporate attorney.
J.D. 95, has become a shareholder in the law firm of Lewis, Longman
& Walker, P.A. She also is president and cofounder of the young womens
mentoring group, Girls II Women, Inc., and she is the Continuing Legal
Education chair as well as a member of the Florida Bars Environmental
and Land Use Law Section.
A.B. 95, is a health care attorney employed by the Health Law Firm
in Orlando, Florida.
M.F.A. 97, has published his first novel, Sons of Heaven
(William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). Based on the
brutal massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the epic story blends fiction
B.S. 97, has received her D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Heidi Jo Livingston,
J.D. 97, has become a shareholder with the law firm of Hill, Adams,
Hall & Schiefflein, P.A. in Orlando, Florida.
Larry A. Schwartz,
J.D. 97, practices construction and general civil litigation as
an associate at the firm of Lewis, DAmato, Brisbois & Bisgaard
in Los Angeles, California.
Lisa Ackley, A.B.
98, is the head cheerleading coach at the University of Maine, in
addition to handling athletic marketing and promotions duties there. Last
year her team finished third in its division at the National Cheerleaders
Association college national championship in Daytona Beach Florida.
Shelly Sitton Asayag,
B.S.C. 98, is chief operating officer of Creation Management, a
sports and entertainment management firm on Miami Beach. Her husband,
Rami, is a professional golfer.
J.D. 98, is an attorney in the Orlando law offices of Allen, Norton
& Blue, P.A. He practices labor and employment law defense for owners
and operators within the hospitality industry.
Tiani Jones, B.S.C.
98, is a television reporter at WTVQ, Channel 36, an ABC affiliate
in Lexington, Kentucky.
Richard L. Steinberg,
J.D. 98, M.B.A. 98, was elected vice-mayor of the City of
Miami Beach, the youngest in the citys history. Elected to the City
Commission last year at age 28, he was the second-youngest commissioner
Nadia Deborah Sutherland,
B.S. 98, has received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest
University. She begins a residency in pediatrics at the University of
Florida Shands Childrens Hospital in Gainesville.
Elbert L. Waters,
J.D. 98, is director of the Community Planning and Development department
for the City of North Miami, Florida. He also is a member of the Architectural
Design/Review Committee of the Miami-Dade County Housing Finance Authority.
Elise Ann Bialilew, B.B.A.
99, M.B.A. 01, and Brad
E. Coren, J.D. 00, were recently married.
The couple resides in Weston, Florida.
David J. Kron, B.B.A.
99, is a financial advisor for Prudential Securities in Philadelphia.
He has helped form the Meyers & Kron Financial Group at the company,
specializing in helping individuals, small businesses, trusts, and foundations
grow and protect their wealth. Kron is on the board of the Jewish Heritage
Foundation in Philadelphia.
Jordan McAuley, B.S.C
00, is the owner of MegaNiche, which operates ContactHollywood.com,
the leading resource for the entertainment industry. He resides in Los
Edward M. Federico,
M.A. 01, is a television news reporter and anchor for WLUC-TV 6
in Negaunee, Michigan.
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