Alumni Notes

Grand Guard Weekend Draws Alumni
During the weekend of September 6-8, CLAS honored its Grand Guard alumni, or those who graduated 50 or more years ago. Each fall, UF's Alumni Association hosts the weekend celebration, which this year included the formal induction ceremony, lectures about the college's latest research, campus tours and the home football game against Louisiana-Monroe. CLAS attendees from the class of 1951 who were inducted into the Grand Guard this year include: Chas Darling, Al Jacobs, Mike Milicevic, Wally Prophet and Chris Higginbotham Williams. Other attendees were Hal Henderly ('37), Herb Kay ('40), Homer O. Lichtenwalter, Jr. ('42), Mel Fried ('48), Donna Myers ('48), Ed Kissam ('49), Frank Costner ('50), Joyce Kerzin Glicksberg ('50) and Yale Gunn ('50).

Grand Guard
Yale and Landis Gunn enjoy the buffet
at the Grand Guard luncheon.



Keep in Touch with CLAS
We want to hear from you! Send your update to:
Editor, PO Box 117300, Gainesville FL 32611

Please include your degree (BA, MA, PhD, etc.), major/minor, graduation date and e-mail address if you have one. Photos are welcome too!

You can also e-mail your update to or visit to fill out an online update form.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Reunions 2002

The University of Florida Alumni Association invites you to come back to Gator Country for your 45, 40, 35, 30, 25 or 20-year class reunion weekend on April 26 and 27, 2002. Get back in touch with old Gator friends from the classes of '56, '57, '61, '62, '66, '67, '71, '72, '76, '77, '81 and '82. Call the UF Alumni Association at 1-888-FLALUMNI or visit for more information.



Updates from CLASmates

E. Eugene Page Jr. (BS, Chemistry) recently retired from private practice and is now a consultant in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He has been a Little League baseball umpire for more than 20 years. Page and his wife Patricia have two sons as well as three grandchildren: 3-year-old Sarah, 2-year-old Joseph and 10-month-old Henry.

Stephen F. Rossman (BA, Political Science) has been named chairman of Easter Seals of Miami-Dade County for the 2001-02 term. The non-profit organization helps more than 28,000 adults and children with disabilities. Rossman lives in Miami, Florida, where he has practiced law since 1966. He co-founded the law firm of Rossman, Baumberger and Reboso and has served as president of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association.

Bevin Gorman Ritch (BA, Political Science) has a law practice in Gainesville with her husband, Franklin. The practice specializes in real property, probate and trust law. Ritch is an avid baseball fan and attends all Gator baseball games.

Stewart R. Bakst (BS, Chemistry) has taken a position as associate chief of radiology at the New York University Downtown Hospital in Manhattan. He lives in Port Washington, New York with his wife Deborah and daughter Lauren.

Robert R. Hayward (BS, Physics, 1964; MS, Astronomy, 1965) retired in February from the Fernbank Science Center, which is part of DeKalb County Georgia's school system. He is currently working as an astronomer and educator at the Pisgah Astronom-ical Research Institute in Rosman, North Carolina.

Lewis Alan Smith (BS, Zoology) is a general surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida. Smith and his wife of 22 years, Lavonne, have four children.

Stephen Craig English (BS, Zoology) lives in Jacksonville, Florida and specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He and his wife Linda have three children: Stephen Jr., Lindsay and Lauren. English is the former chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Baptist Medical Center and is also on staff at Wilson Children's Hospital.

Glenn Boutilier (PhD, Chemistry) works for Procter & Gamble and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was accepted into the Victor Mills Society, which is Procter & Gamble's senior recognition for outstanding research fellows. He has also received the American Chemical Society's Midwest Regional Polymer Chemistry Award.

Jay H. Garlitz (BS, Chemistry) lives in Hawthorne, Florida and was named 2001 Dentist of the Year by the Florida Dental Association. The award is bestowed on Florida Dental Association members demonstrating exceptional service to the dental profession.

Kate DiCamillo (BA, English) received a Hedgie Award last year for her children's book Because of Winn-Dixie. Hedgie Awards are presented annually by Hedgehog Books. DiCamillo currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received a McKnight Fellowship for Writers in 1998.

Jamie S. Gartenberg (BS, Chemistry) received a DDS degree from Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1994 and a postgraduate specialty certificate in endodontics from New York University's College of Dentistry in 1997. Currently he has a private practice, limited to endodontics, in Howell, New Jersey and lives in Freehold, New Jersey with his wife Giuliana and two sons, Lars and Anders.

Mark A. Trowbridge (BS, Zoology) is the director of development and training at Switchboard of Miami, a non-profit agency that serves as a suicide, crisis, information and referral hotline for Miami-Dade County. Trowbridge will serve as the chairman for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Miami 2001-2002 program and recently completed his tenure as Gator Club of Miami president.

Robin Shtulman (MA, Anthropology) is a library aide at Erving Elementary School in Massachusetts. The Web site she created for the Erving Elementary library ( erving_library.htm) was honored as site of the month in the December issue of School Library Journal.

Adrienne LeBas (BA, Political Science) has received a Young Africanist Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Center. A doctoral candidate at Columbia University, LeBas has studied conflict resolution at The Hague in Holland and was a visiting research fellow at the Southern African Research Institute for Policy Studies in Zimbabwe. She has also received master's degrees in both philosophy and political science from Columbia.

Peter VonDoepp (PhD, Political Science) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of North Texas. He spent the summer in the African country of Malawi, where he conducted research on religion and politics.

Richard Marcus (PhD, Political Science) has been appointed assistant professor for the 2001-02 academic year at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Tim Ajani (PhD, Linguistics) has accepted an assistant professorship in the English and foreign languages department at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Jane Dominguez

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