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 Fall 2010

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1950s

Cynthia Riggs ’53 released the ninth book in the Martha’s Vineyard mystery series Touch-Me-Not (St. Martin’s Press).


1960s

Rascha ’62 and David Hall ’60 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 4.

Bobbie Naidoff Lewis ’62 announced the birth of her first grandchild, Thea Belle.

Nick Sanders ’62 and Margaret “Marti” Sayvetz ’69 had a wonderful vacation escape from hot and humid Philadelphia to Bar Harbor, Maine, this summer. Last October they successfully bid on a 2009 Reunion auction item for a weekend at the home of Marjorie and Art Dole (both class of ’46). “The Doles are great hosts, and we recommend that if they offer this opportunity again, grab it.”

Robin Rice Lichtig ’64 premiered the stage production PLAY NICE! at Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland.

Ron ’64 and Claudia ’66 Winger have three granddaughters: Ella, 5, and Hannah, 2, are from their son Marc and his wife, Amy. Their third grandchild, Ella, 2, is from their daughter Shannon and her husband, Brandon.  Ron is now working part time helping Marc in his computer networking business. Claudia is a recently retired school librarian.

Karen MuLhauser ’65 is thrilled to be back on the Alumni Board, especially at this exciting time for the College and because “I have been asked to help with efforts that are so close to my heart and to who-I-am-because-of-Antioch.” She is working with Al Denman and Jennifer Berman ’84 on the Task Force on Community and Community Governance. Professionally, she organized international conferences, was a senior advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and serves on more than 30 nonprofit boards.

Daniel C. Marcus ’68, a university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the National Committee for the National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators.


1970s

Barbara Bowman ’70 is retiring from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was a professor of English.

O’Dell Owens ’71 was recently named president of the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Nora Newcombe ’72 and Jeff Lerner ’72 last year celebrated the wedding of their daughter Talia Lerner to John Sanders. Talia and John are living in San Francisco where Talia is a graduate student in neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco. John is a graduate student in chemical biology at Stanford. Newcombe and Lerner’s son, Andrew Lerner, graduated from Wesleyan in the spring.

David Scott ’72 was recently named the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

Shel Horowitz ’77 collaborated with Guerrilla Marketing creator Jay Conrad Levinson for his eighth book, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Terri Windling ’78 won the SFWA Solstice Award. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented Windling with the honor at the Nebula Award Weekend® in Cocoa Beach, Florida.


1980s

Peter Kumble ’80 lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is a professor of landscape architecture, planning and ecology at UMass.

Ian Yolles ’80 has been named the chief marketing officer of RecycleBank, a company that motivates people to recycle and rewards consumers for taking greener actions with points that can be redeemed from participating local and national business partners.

Jeffrey Friedman ’81 has been on the Anchorage (Alaska) School Board for seven years. Last December, the state appointed him an administrative law judge. In July, he was married “in a fun ceremony attended by at least six other Antiochians — all family members! In addition to my wonderful 21-year-old son, I now have three tremendous step-children.”

Jeanne Papish ’81 is studying American Sign Language at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her hope is to become a sign language interpreter.

A Call to Men, co-founded by Ted Bunch ’83, recently came together with the National Football League and the National Football League Player’s Association to publish NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

Matthew Chapman ’85 is employed part time by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Valet Service, which provides free, safe bicycle parking for tens of thousands of cyclists each year. About “a hundred years ago,” he earned his master’s in education at New College of California and has since taught sixth grade math and science. This year he became chair of the English language learner program at Aptos Middle School.

Alicia Fleming ’85 studied at the University of Marc Bloch and at the University of Salamanca.

Amy Rothenberg N.D. ’86 reports of her children: Sophie, is in her last year at Colorado College, Misha his second year at Harvard, and Jonah’s a freshman at Carleton. Her husband of 25 years, Paul Herscu, also a naturopathic physician, is back in school to get a master’s in public health. Rothenberg recently published The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice and Other Stories from Natural Medicine (BJainArchibel) and is still in practice.

Michael Casselli ’87 was an artist-in-residence at Blue Sky, a program that invites professional artists from around the world and Dayton-area teens to create new works of contemporary art.

Elizabeth Hepola ’88 is a technical project manager at Ford, currently managing the largest multimillion dollar infrastructure project to replace file and print, software delivery & NAS painter. Hepola is also taking Melton Jewish studies and Kabbalah, and her 20-year-old son is an NCAA Division 2 heavyweight wrestler at Limestone College. She launched an “Antioch Remembers” page on Facebook in memory of Meg and Anne and started “Antioch Joy” for those “only at Antioch stories.”

Stephanie Scott ’89 moved to Singapore with her her two children, Alasdair, 10, and Teddy, 7. They have guest rooms, so friends are welcomed to visit them in that tropical part of Asia. “See you on Facebook.”

Dega Omar ’89 and Mike Diamond ’90 returned to New York City after spending two years in Berkeley reconnecting with old Antiochian friends, camping, learning to grow organic food and making new friends.

Lisa Whipple ’89 is earning an MFA in creative nonfiction in Goucher College’s low-residency program. Recent reunions (not to mention the Erma Bomback Humor Writers ’ Conference last April) have led her to return to Yellow Springs after many years – “some of my heart will always reside there, it turns out.”


1990s

Perihan Sharpe ’91 is alive and well in Istanbul, Turkey.

R. Samuel Lucas ’92 was charged with the task of transporting a 3,000-pound elephant sculpture on a trailer from Chicago, Illinois, to Bozeman, South Dakota, where it was on display at the local library. The elephant, named Nomkubulwane (“nahm coo BULL wa nee”), is made of a steel armature wrapped with woven tire rubber. It is part of a traveling exhibition that is meant to spark interest and conversation about the environment, energy and sustainability. Visit www.nomkoo.org.

Alan Benard ’93 is updating his skills and pursuing an associate in computer networking at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He currently works as a media analyst for PRIME Research, a public relations consulting firm. His wife, Delphine -Benard, a former French teaching assistant, became a U.S. citizen in February. Their two children, Claire, 12, and Louie, 6, attend Ann Arbor Open School, a public alternative magnet program focused on project-based learning.

Randy Alan Fisher ’95 recently returned to his hometown of Detroit after spending a decade splitting time between Buenos Aires and San Francisco studying and teaching tango. In Detroit, he’s compiling and documenting regional dance history, as well as other history.

Justin ’95 and Elizabeth ’97 Schlesinger-Devlin now reside in Marion, Indiana. Justin has been the pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church for two years. He also serves as a court appointed special advocate and has been very successful in procrastinating doing his final project for the doctorate in ministry. Elizabeth has been the director of Westminster Preschool for the same amount of time and is now submitting the first three chapters of her dissertation, “Curriculum Choices in Quality Early Childhood Programs,” for the doctorate of education in instructional leadership.

Ed M. Koziarski ’97 and his wife Junko Kajino are developing a new feature film and graphic novel called Koté Men Dó (Hand Head Heart), about a 9-year-old girl growing up in the Japanese Alps in 1980, working through her father’s illness by devoting herself to the sword fighting martial art kendo. Ed and Junko are distributing their first feature film, The First Breath of Tengan Rei, which continues to screen at venues in Japan and the U.S. It is distributed through www.tenganrei.com. Ed writes about movies for the Chicago Reader and Time Out Chicago.

Dana Felty Bynum ’98 is a reporter at the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and and co-owner of a women’s roller derby league, the Savannah Derby Devils.  This year marked her third consecutive placement in the Georgia Press Association’s religion coverage category.


2000s

Charles Brack ’00 co-founded and performed with Lavender Light Gospel Choir for more than 15 years. As a result of his work with Lavender Light and the Black LGBT sacred community, Brack became a charter member of, and ordained as, a deacon in Unity Fellowship Church in New York. Brack produces the Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ weekly AIDS information television magazine, “Living With AIDS” and works at Third World Newsreel.

Liz Flyntz ’02 is pursuing an MFA in the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. Early this year she returned from studying at the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany. She is also co-editing “Erotic Economics,” a multimedia art journal that focuses on alternative methods of exchange and economic structures in art.

Caroline Marie Nappo ’03 completed a master’s degree in library and information science in 2008 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is now pursuing a doctorate in the same program.

Erika Nakamura ’04 and her wife, Amelia Posada, announced the opening of Lindy & Grundy Meats in Los Angeles. At the heart of Lindy & Grundy is a shop that will sell meat that is grown locally and humanely. The philosophy is to offer top notch products, to be a part of the community and to educate people about butchering and food.

Shelby Pearl Chestnut ’05 started her first year at Milano: The New School for Management and Urban Policy, where she will major in nonprofit management. After working for a small arts nonprofit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for two years, she decided this is the area and field where she is most able to win “victories for humanity.” Chestnut also served on the 2010 Antioch College Presidential Search Committee.

Marjorie Jensen ’07 earned an MFA in English and creative writing from Mills College in May. Her paper on the “Roman de Silence” was presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 2009 Conference. She was an editorial staff member of 580 Split (2009) and is currently serving as the layout designer for “Turtle Island to Abya Yala,” an anthology of poetry and art by Native and Latin American women.