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1950s
Melvin P. Reid, M.S. ’51, has retired from 36 years of service as CEO of a consulting psychologist firm. He is the author of 102 Selected Surprise-Ending Adult Short Stories.

Jim Bramlett, A.B. ’53, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, recently published his fourth book, The Power, about the power of the Holy Spirit. Recipient of the Army Writing Award, he recently completed 30 years in the Christian ministry.

Greg Melikov, A.B. ’56, has retired after more than three decades as an editor, writer, and consultant for The Miami Herald. He resides in Greater San Antonio, Texas, where he is a freelance writer and editor for various publications, including the San Antonio Business Journal, The Hill Country Sun, and Fusion Blue magazine. He also manages a thoroughbred enthusiasts Web site, www.horsingaround.info.

Richard H. Chapman, B.B.A. ’58, was inducted into the Trust Banking Hall of Fame, honoring his career and contributions to the banking profession. He is retired after ten years with SunTrust Bank.

Michael H. Collins, B.B.A. ’58, was elected secretary of the Independent Grape Growers—Paso Robles, California, Board of Directors.

Richard M. Lobo, A.B. ’58, is president and CEO of WEDU-TV (PBS) in Sarasota, Florida. He is on the boards of the Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Florida Association of Broadcasters, Sarasota County Arts Council, and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Kirsten A. Llamas, B.S. ’59, M.S. ’64, received the 2004 Garden Globe Award for photography and a 2004 American Horticultural Society Book Award for her book, Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation, which documents 1400 species.

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1960s
Chris G. Stavreti, B.Ed. ’62, is a teacher and athletics coach at Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has received numerous career awards, including the naming of the Northrop High School baseball facility in his honor, Stavreti Field.

Marc J. Yacht, A.B. ’62, director of the Pasco County Health Department in New Port Richey, Florida, has been installed as president of the Pasco County Medical Society. His one-act play, She’s on the Bus, is being produced and staged by the Tampa Carrollwood Players.

J. Terrence Kelly, B.Ed. ’64, M.Ed. ’66, is chancellor of the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, Texas. As chancellor, he manages five college presidents and other top-level administrators and is responsible for a $200 million operating budget and enrollment of more than 51,000 students.

Harvey S. Knauer, B.S.C.E. ’67, was named a member emeritus of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration. He is vice president of Environmental Acoustics, Inc., a company based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that provides services associated with transportation and community noise and air quality.

Sandra L. Langer, A.B. ’67, M.A. ’68, was honored by the Veteran Feminists of America for her contributions to the Second Wave Feminism movement (1966-1980). She is author/editor of three collections on feminist art criticism. She resides in Jackson Heights, New York.

James M. Barnett, B.B.A. ’68, is a realtor with Prudential Carolinas Realty and holds a CRS designation. He is the founding president of the University of Miami Alumni Association of Greater Charlotte, the first of three alumni clubs in the state of North Carolina. Barnett also serves as chairperson to the Mecklenburg County Board of Equalization and Review, the property tax appeal board.

Thomas E. Faley, M.S. ’69, a retired U.S. Army colonel, teaches psychology at Duquesne University and Harrisburg Area Community College. He is chairman of the South Middleton Township Board of Supervisors in Pennsylvania and he recently was the guest speaker for the Massing of the Colors, an annual ceremony for color guards

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Suzy Kolber Knows Her Xs and Os


uzy Kolber, A.B. ’86, can dissect the West Coast offense like she’s picking up sticks. She can recognize a zone blitz and see a screen pass before it even develops.
“I know the game of football,” says Kolber, the sideline reporter for Sunday Night Football on ESPN and a host of the network’s award-winning Sports Center newscast.

Kolber will get no argument here. Anyone who has seen her work the sidelines of an NFL game will quickly discern that she knows which questions to ask players and coaches. She credits her five-year stint as host of ESPN’s Edge NFL Matchup for making her more knowledgeable about the game. “It’s the most hard-core Xs and Os show in sports broadcasting—the one the players and coaches watch,” Kolber says.

But her knowledge of the game started a lot earlier. In the early 1970s she played Pop Warner football when she was 10, the first girl in the Philadelphia area to do so. She would collect the miniature football helmets from International House of Pancakes and would arrange them by their standings in NFL divisions. “I look back on those days and realize that you never know what situations in life are in some ways preparing you for the future,” Kolber says. “As a 10-year-old, there I was, out there playing a sport with all boys, and now football is what I still do.”

Today Kolber is regarded as one of the top NFL sideline reporters in the business. Sometimes female sportscasters are accused by male viewers of not knowing the game of football well enough, but Kolber retorts: “Female sideline reporters are held to a higher standard, so we have to know our stuff.”

Kolber says viewers don’t see the hard work and endless hours of preparation that go with the occupation. “There’s nothing glamorous about being on the road and working long hours,” says Kolber, who conducts countless hours of research for each game she covers. “Viewers don’t see the sacrifices—the time away from home, the lack of sleep, the living out of a suitcase.”

— Robert C. Jones, Jr.

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1970s
Gustavo F. Pérez-Firmat, A.B. ’71, M.A. ’73, the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University in New York City, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A poet, fiction writer, and scholar, he is the author of numerous books, essays, and reviews. His book, Next Year in Cuba, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. His newest collection of poetry, Scar Tissue, is published this year. He divides his time between New York and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he resides with his wife and two children.Jerry R. Kaufman, B.B.A. ’72, J.D. ’75, LL.M. ’76, has been elected vice president of the North Dade/South Broward Estate Planning Council for the 2004-2005 year.

Retha S. Boone, A.B. ’73, was appointed director of Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board, which serves as an advisory board to the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners.

Joseph A. Bruno, B.B.A. ’73, president of National Financial Company in Voorhees, New Jersey, was reelected treasurer of South Jersey Investors, Inc., a nonprofit group of more than 350 real estate investors in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

Glenn C. Lewis, A.B. ’73, has earned the distinguished Family Law Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia State Bar. The youngest recipient of the honor, he is chairman and founder of The Lewis Law Firm, a boutique family and matrimonial law practice in Washington, D.C. He serves as adjunct professor of law at the George Mason School of Law and is a founding faculty master of the Virginia College in Trial Advocacy at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary.

Ross McCluney, Ph.D. ’73, is a principal research scientist at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida, where he has worked since 1976. His primary research interest is in the energy and illumination performance of windows and other daylighting systems, including advanced optical systems that channel natural light into multistory buildings. He recently published his second book, Making Sense in a Troubled World, an evaluation of the environmental and socioeconomic problems humanity faces in its struggle toward a sustainable future.

William J. Nevins, A.B. ’74, attended Western State University College of Law and was recently appointed executive director of American Landmark Securities, Inc., and Prodigy Oil and Gas, L.L.C. Listed in Who’s Who, Nevins also is the author of the book The Oil Patch and Oilmen.

Hernando Ovies, B.S.E.E. ’74, is a senior engineer at IBM, where he has been working for the past 30 years. His projects include the IBM PC, ThinkPad, and security technology. The company recently named him a Master Inventor.

Melvin R. Mann, B.B.A. ’75, is president of Miami Mortgage Associates. He also was elected president of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Elizabeth Schulte McMaster, A.B. ’75, is an estate and property manager in East Hampton, New York. She has appeared in five well-known films: The Door in the Floor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Something’s Gotta Give, and Pollock.

Dudley B. Ruffalo, A.B. ’75, has returned to private law practice, specializing in criminal law and traffic offenses, after serving three years as chief municipal court judge of the Town of Hilton Head Island. He and his wife, Ferebee, have a daughter, Jane Whaley.

Dorothy E. Bruton, B.B.A. ’76, a senior sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, was honored in Dallas, Texas, for personal sales. She resides in Miami, Florida, where she also is a part-time real estate broker.

Sally K. Albrecht, M.A. ’77, M.M. ’79, is the director of choral and classroom publications for Alfred Publishing Company. She and her husband, Jay Althouse, have written a children’s songbook, two musicals, and many choral pieces. They live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

John A. Cuccia III, A.B. ’77, has been promoted to senior vice president of BB&T Corporation, a top financial services company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Mirtha T. Shideler, A.B. ’77, M.S.Ed. ’93, is a foreign language teacher at Bradley Middle School in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Laurie (Hannan) Anton, B.M. ’78, is an attorney in the Sarasota-based law firm of Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, specializing in workers’ compensation law. She recorded a patriotic rock song called “High On America,” and she is the West Coast literary manager for AEI, a Beverly Hills-based production company.

Madeleine (Bar-Sadeh) Kay, M.A. ’79, former instructor of English and writing at the University of Miami, is profiled in the upcoming 2005 edition of Who’s Who in America. She has returned from a book signing tour in New York City for Living Serendipitously … Keeping the Wonder Alive (featured in Printing Press, Miami magazine spring 2004) a bestseller that has received five stars from Amazon.com.

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Barry Greenberg Helps Make Space a Safer Place


he first time The Boeing Company hired M. Barry Greenberg, B.S.E.E. ’66, M.S. ’68, he had just completed his undergraduate education. “I was walking through the corridors of the University, and one of the professors stopped me to ask what I was doing next semester,” recalls Greenberg, who had planned to forego graduate school so he could enter the workforce. “I went into his office and ended up with a complete National Institutes of Health fellowship to do my master’s degree.”

Greenberg retracted his acceptance of Boeing’s offer, but the company held no grudges. It hired him again 30 years later, this time as an associate technical fellow at Boeing NASA Systems, where he is responsible for safety and mission assurance for the International Space Station (ISS). “There are about 50 computers aboard the ISS, and they all have to talk to each other,” says Greenberg, who oversees the design of mechanisms to avert malfunctions that could endanger crew and mission. Three weeks on the job, Greenberg began rewriting NASA’s requirements for prevention of electric shock, which NASA now applies to all of its human missions. For his role in creating a safer onboard environment, Greenberg last year received the NASA Public Service Medal, the highest honor NASA awards to a nongovernmental employee.

Growing up in Miami, Greenberg tooled around with transistor radios in his uncle’s TV and radio repair shop. Eight years out of college he opened his own engineering firm, where for 15 years he designed and developed products ranging from an automated newspaper conveyor system for The Washington Post to a “pacifier” teddy bear that plays a digital recording of the sounds babies hear in the womb. Featuring the first entirely electronic sound reproduction, the bear earned a place in the Smithsonian Institution.

Greenberg says that the hardest part of transitioning to the NASA environment was “being exposed to the language of acronyms.” Getting past the lingo, Greenberg also has come to terms with the responsibility inherent in his position. “When you work in safety on something like the International Space Station, you have people’s lives at stake,” he says. “If a teddy bear fails, you buy another. If the space station fails, it’s a catastrophe.”

— Meredith Danton

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1980s
Daniel Adams, M.M. ’81, conducted the world premiere of his musical composition, “Among Echoing Presences,” in a concert presented by Continentes Percussion II at Teatro National in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Mitchell E. Spero, M.S.Ed. ’81, was appointed to the Board of Advisors for the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is director of the Child and Family Psychologists of Plantation, Florida.

Angela Ceil Curreri, B.F.A. ’82, has been promoted to full professor in the fine arts department at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

Bradley W. Detrick, M.M. ’84, produced a concert of his new music compositions at New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall. The concert featured the world premiere of “Prophecies,” an oratorio for choir, soloists, narrator, and percussion section. Soloists included Charlotte Krarup Detrick, B.M. ’87, who performs regularly with the New York City Opera.

Robert D. Reynolds, B.B.A ’84, president of Miami-based Morris and Reynolds Insurance, received the Insurance Agent of the Year Award for First Floridian, a personal lines company from Travelers, a leading underwriter of homeowners and auto insurance. Founded in 1950 by Reynolds’s grandfather, the family business then became owned by Reynolds’s father, Douglas H. Reynolds, B.B.A. ’57.

Gary A. Tsarsis, M.B.A. ’86, is senior vice president of international equities trading at investment banking firm Jefferies & Company, Inc., in New York City. He also is an adjunct professor in the finance and accounting department at New York University. He and wife, Michele, have three children.

Janet Duguay Kirsten, B.M. ’87, M.B.A. ’89, M.M. ’92, achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. A music specialist in the Miami-Dade County school system for 13 years, she earned this honor in only the second year it was available in the field of music.

Glenda K. Luquis-Sanchez, B.B.A. ’87, is the U.C. Executive II for the State of Florida. She has a daughter, Gianna Marie, and recently gave birth to twin boys.

Larry Steen, B.M. ’87, and his band, The Larry Steen World Jazz Ensemble, were recently accepted by the National Association of Jazz Educators to perform at their prestigious January 2005 conference in Long Beach, California.

Janie Canty-Mitchell, M.S.N. ’88, Ph.D. ’93, was appointed to a four-year term as a charter member of the National Institutes of Health’s Nursing Science: Children and Families Study Section. She is currently an associate professor of nursing at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.

Mark D. Fussell, M.P.A. ’89, is a public health advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based in Guatemala City, Guatemala, he manages the agency’s HIV/AIDS regional assistance program for Central America. Previous assignments include Geneva, Switzerland, and Harare, Zimbabwe.

Kirk Harootunian, B.M. ’89, has been a telecommuting control system programmer for AMX Corporation for seven years. He recently completed a control and automation system for a $20 million residence in Georgetown, D.C., that uses Ethernet IP connectivity and global Web-based technologies.

Leon N. Patricios, B.B.A. ’89, M.S.T. ’91, J.D. ’94, and his partners formed the law offices of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A., now with offices in Coral Gables, the Florida Keys, Bahamas, and Panama. He is married to Y. Michelle Ramirez, A.B. ’91, J.D. ’95, an attorney in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They have three children.

Mercedes Potts-Noah, A.B. ’89, is director of human resources and training for the Latin America/Caribbean region at Burger King Corporation in Miami, Florida. She is pursuing her second master’s degree in psychology..

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Robert Yates Is an Advocate for the Elderly


obert Yates, J.D. ’98, had one priority when choosing a law school. He’d scored in the 90th percentile on the LSAT and had his pick of several excellent schools. The University of Miami won because it was closest to the facility for severely brain-damaged women where his wife, Ellen, was a resident.

Yates had lived a full, good life before he arrived at UM. He’d enjoyed 35 years in product development at Procter & Gamble, built his own home, and raised three daughters. But a 1989 traffic accident—rear-ended at highspeed—left Yates injured for months and the pillar of his life changed forever.

“I lost my best friend,” he recalls.

Battling the insurance companies and the medical system over the lawsuit and for medical care taught Yates a lot about the law. But he admits he decided “on a lark” to attend law school. What he most needed at the time was a shift from the absorption of caring for his wife.

“I loved school; it gave me focus at a very important time in my life,” he says.

Yates graduated cum laude and even studied an extra semester because he so enjoyed school. He passed the Florida Bar, “but I didn’t want a job, to work 40 hours a week, travel to the courthouse and wear a coat and tie.”

Ellen’s death in 2001 shifted his life again.

Yates began to volunteer with Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (www.myflorida.com/ombudsman). Administered by the Department of Elder Affairs, the program protects the health, safety, welfare, and civil rights of the elderly. In Miami, a cadre of volunteers is nearly overwhelmed in its attempt to represent thousands of elderly at 63 nursing homes and 400 assisted living facilities.

“These are fragile people; they need an advocate,” Yates says. He credits law school with “teaching me a way of thinking, of analyzing situations”—invaluable skills for an ombudsman.

Despite the Herculean challenge, Yates remains fulfilled. “I got sold on where I could make a difference. That’s been true for me. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t fool with it. It’d just be a job.”

— Michael Malone

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1990s
Len Jui, B.B.A. ’90, M.B.A. ’91, has been promoted to assistant chief accountant in the Office of Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission. In this role, he works with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on audit rules and issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as international accounting and auditing issues.

Melissa Paige Moes, B.B.A. ’91, a graphic designer at Naples Illustrated magazine, announces the birth of her son, Brian Allen.

Mark H. Pickett, M.S. ’91, a lieutenant commander in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has taken command of the NOAA ship Gordon Gunter, a 224-foot vessel that conducts fisheries stock assessments, marineresources research, and marine mammal observations in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. In 2001 he was awarded the Gold Medal, The Department of Commerce’s highest honor, for heroism in saving two lives during a boating accident.

Alexander Auais, A.B. ’92, is assistant professor of pediatrics research and associate director of research in the Pediatric Pulmonology Division at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He was featured in “Clearing the Air,” a spring 2004 Miami magazine story about cystic fibrosis, where his medical degree (M.D.) was mistakenly omitted from his name.

Jeffrey T. Olrick, A.B. ’92, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is now in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Amy, and their son, Joshua.

Matthew D. Whitworth, B.B.A. ’92, was named partner at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP.

Rachel Mathason Anderson, B.S.C. ’93, is a writer/content editor for ARA Content, an Internet company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that provides free feature content to newspaper and online editors. She also works part-time as a publicist for Direct Media Services, pitching satellite tours and video news releases to television stations nationwide.

Kurt G. Goebel, M.M. ’94, and Ellen Tift, M.M. ’95, of production company Worldwide Groove Corporation, completed Praise Jams, Vol. 1, the first in a series of worship CDs aimed at the 8- to 14-year-old age group. Goebel was the programmer and producer for the project, and Tift was in charge of vocal production. The CD is being released by Integrity Records.

Gina Z. D’Amato, ’94 B.S., M.D. ’98, assistant professor at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, is researching new treatment strategies for sarcoma. She presented her work at the 40th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in New Orleans this year.

Eddie Stephens, B.B.A. ’94, has become board certified in family and marital law. He is in solo practice in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Carlos J. Bravo, B.Arch. ’95, M.Arch. ’99, and Alejandro Santamaria, B.Arch. ’97, have moved their three-year-old architecture company, Vertex Architecture, Inc., to a larger office space in Miami, Florida, to focus on their niche of residential housing and new multi-family residential condominiums.

Patrick F. Howell, A.B. ’95, an eighth-grade language arts teacher at Walter C. Young Middle School in Broward County, was named a 2004 Miami Herald Newspaper in Education Teacher of the Year.

Johann A. Ali, B.S. ’96, was promoted to South Florida regional business development manager for Professional Service Industries, Inc., responsible for growing the company’s client base and nurturing existing client relationships.

Cynthia Fletcher, Ph.D. ’96, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Florida International University. Her research expertise is sickle-cell disease in adolescents.

Sascha Frey, B.S. ’96, M.D. ’98, is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. He is in private practice in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He and wife Laura Frey, A.B. ’97, are the proud parents of twin girls, Isabella and Sophia.

John Ruzich, B.S.C. ’96, is director of business and legal affairs of Classic Media, Inc., which owns and manages children- and family-oriented properties such as Lassie, The Lone Ranger, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. He previously served as house legal counsel for the New Jersey Devils Hockey Club and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Victor Zamorano, B.S.N. ’97, is a cath lab nurse for Baptist Health Systems. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy.

Jennifer A. Roshaven, A.B. ’98, director of residential life at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, recently married Charles E. Anderson.

Stacy M. Hallman, M.B.A. ’99, has joined telecommunications and network management company NTT/Verio as senior director of product development.

Morris E. Osborn, LL.M. ’99, was appointed associate professor of law, tenure track, teaching property at Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Kathryn G. Sapnas, Ph.D. ’99, was appointed associate chief of nursing education and research at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Ronnie Khalil Is on Stage and Laughing It Up


ave you heard the one about the M.B.A. who quit his job as a public relations executive to become a full-time comedian? Ronnie Khalil, B.B.A. ’98, M.B.A. ’00, loves to tell this one. From Miami to New York and at campuses in between, Ronnie has leapt into comedy—and he’s drawing hard on his business education.

“As manager of The Miami Comics, I do the marketing, Web site, video tapes, direct mailing, and conferences. Comedy is a job, whether you like it or not,” Khalil explains, catching his breath after climbing the steps to an East Village New York apartment. Immersed in the comedy scene, selling a reality show idea, and writing a script (sorry, can’t talk about it), he’s making all the contacts he can in the Big Apple.

Born and raised in Miami, Khalil was a reserved kid until high school, where he reveled in the role of class clown. At UM, he enjoyed the limelight of class presentations, open mics, and Def Urban Night. But with both Mom and Dad on the faculty, well, you just couldn’t be “too” funny.

With friends Carl Rimi, Adrian Mesa, and Anthony Conn, The Miami Comics took shape. They played local clubs, and Ronnie took prizes at South Florida’s Showcase Showdown and as a finalist for the Miami New Times Comedy Challenge.

Khalil’s parents are both Egyptian, and at 26 with his career in full gear, Khalil still mines the “many insane and crazy things” within his parents’ culture and the one in which he lives for material. What’s ahead? The Miami Comics will soon open at a trendy New York club. Maybe the reality show. But the biggest blip on the radar is a tour of some 20 college and university campuses. Khalil will organize the travel and finances—and his jokes.

“I always wanted to do this. Whether I thought I could do it as a profession in college wasn’t clear to me. It’s a hard industry, and I’ll see if I generate enough to live off it. I’m luckier than many. I have my work experience and education.”

— Michael Malone

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2000s
Jason E. Havens, LL.M ’00, founding co-member of Havens & Miller, P.L.L.C., with law offices in Destin, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, has become editor of the “Technology: Probate” column of Probate & Property, the primary practice-oriented publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law. He continues to serve as one of five select discussion list reporters at the University of Miami School of Law’s annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the nation’s leading conference on estate planning.

Douglas H. Lehtinen, A.B. ’00, a U.S. Marine Corps first lieutenant, received his “wings of gold,” designating him a naval flight officer.

April Cohen Panster, A.B. ’00, and Michael Panster, B.B.A. ’93, announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney. Michael works on Wall Street, and April works in advertising. The family resides in Manhattan, New York.

Tracy Thompson Gutierrez, M.D. ’01, completed her residency training and is now practicing family medicine in Columbia, Maryland. She and husband Justo announce the birth of their first child.

Adam S. Easter, B.A.I.S. ’03, is serving in the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan until October 2005.

Laurie A. Jennings, B.B.A. ’03, M.S.T. ’04, has joined the firm of Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, LLP. She is a staff accountant in the Tax Services Department in the firm’s Miami office.

Amy E. Porzio, M.S.Ed. ’03, director of undergraduate advising in the University of Miami School of Education, has been appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Board of Directors of the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers for a term of three years. A former Teacher of the Year for the state of New Jersey, she joined the University four years ago.

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