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Class Notes

Class Notes

Class Notes is an excellent way for alumni to keep up-to-date with news about the progress of classmates and peers.

Use the Class Notes form to send us information electronically.

To become a Class Notes Correspondent for your class, call the Office of Alumni Engagement, 718.951.5065.

Class Notes, October 2018 to October 2019


Cecile Yasker Kaufman
Class Correspondent
3212 N. Miller Road, Apt. 320
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Irene Hammer Goldstein
Class Correspondent


Reva Frumkin Biers
Class Correspondent
4631 Ellenita Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356-4931


Eneas Newman Sloman Arkawy
Class Correspondent
271-10 Grand Central Parkway, Apt. 8G
Floral Park, NY 11005-1209
Robert Jay Glickman is a professor emeritus in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He is building upon his experience in the U.S. Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps and has written on political, sociological, and military issues.


William D. Isaacson
Class Correspondent
269-10 Grand Central Parkway, Apt. 18Y
Floral Park, NY 11005-1018
Norman Narotzky has won numerous awards and honors for his paintings and printmaking. His piece Webs has been included in the National Museum of Art of Catalunya.


Marion Unger Gordon
Class Correspondent
70 East 10th Street, Apt. 9P
New York, NY 10003-5112


Sheila Talmud Raymond
Class Correspondent
3 Lakeside Lane
Bay Shore, NY 11706-8845


Ben Suntag
Class Correspondent
1311 Franklin Lane
Rockaway, NJ 07866-5814


Marlene (Marcia) Jacoby Hillman
Class Correspondent
255 West 94th Street, Apt. 6Q
New York, NY 10025-6986
Alice Friman (née Pesner) published her seventh book, Blood Weather: Poems (LSU Press).


Geraldine Miller Markowitz
Class Correspondent
1500 Palisade Avenue, #26C
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Mike Saluzzi
Class Correspondent
1351 East Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91207-1837


Micki Goldberg Ginsberg
Class Correspondent
217 E. Maple Avenue
Moorestown, NJ 08057-2011


Sandra Seigel Pikoff
Class Correspondent
4500 Williams Drive #212-320
Georgetown, TX 78633


Stanley Goldstein is chairman of the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council, which holds an annual full-day conference in May. As part of its commitment to Brooklyn College, the council gives complimentary passes to the conference to seven students each from the Economics Department and the Murray Koppelman School of Business M.B.A. program.


Saul Kravitz
Class Correspondent
3382 Kenzo Court
Mountain View, CA 94040


David S. Herskowitz
Class Correspondent
1175 Kildeer Court
Encinitas, CA 92024-1278


Steven J. Nappen
Class Correspondent
38 Troy Hills Road
Whippany, NJ 07981-1315


Cliff Rosner
Class Correspondent
111 Blue Willow Drive
Houston, TX 77042-1105
Bert Gordon announced the publication of his new book, War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage (Cornell University Press). The book provides a unique and thorough examination of tourism during occupied France.
Bradley Strahan is the editor of the critically acclaimed world journal of poetry Visions International. It is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the publication of its 100th issue. Over the years, Visions has showcased such leading poets as Yehuda Amichai, Andrei Codrescu, Claudia Emerson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Marilyn Hacker, Ted Hughes, Eugene Ionescu, Sharon Olds, and Charles Wright, among other notables.


Jay Orlikoff
Class Correspondent
20 Beaverdale Lane
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2507
Anita Kaminski Epstein recently published Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor (Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy), with Academic Studies Press.


Barbara Berman Leveene
Class Correspondent
24 Jubilee Circle
Aberdeen, NJ 07747-1807
Sandy Gold participated in the National Senior Games this past June in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and won the silver medal in the 40K bicycling road race in the 75–79-year-old category.


Felicia Friedland Weinberg
Class Correspondent
P.O. Box 449
Clarksburg, NJ 08510


Sharon Weinschel Resen
Class Correspondent
1740 Kimball Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234-4304
Robert Katzberg’s book The Vanishing Trial: The Era of Courtroom Performers and the Perils of Its Passing (Mascot Books) is forthcoming in January 2020. In it, Katzberg examines why trials are rare in federal courtrooms and the consequences of a judicial system without trial juries.
Frank Tomasulo published Michelangelo Antonioni: Ambiguity in Modernist Cinema (Lambert Academic Publishers).


Eileen McGinn
Class Correspondent
210 East 15th Street, Apt. 10N
New York, NY 10003-3927
Joan Geller has five-star reviews for three e-books: Butterfly Girls by Joan and Melanie Geller (art poetry), Four Stories (literary fiction), and Man for Emily short stories, essays and book reviews: y.
Vera Stasny’s book Being Heard: Voices of Trauma, a collection of deeply introspective poems reflecting her response to personal trauma and shock, is being published by Balboa Press.


Edward M. Greenspan
Class Correspondent
Alan Nadel holds the William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky. Since 2007, he has also been on the faculty of The Futures of American Studies Institute, at Dartmouth College. In 2017, the International Society for the Study of Narrative named it graduate student essay prize after him, and in 2018 he published his fifth and sixth monographs, Demographic Angst: Cultural Narratives and American Films of the 1950s (Rutgers University Press) and The Theatre of August Wilson (Bloomsbury).


Barry Silverman
Class Correspondent
176 Stults Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-5815
Holly Warren Goldstein is an active and enthusiastic member of the Ithaca Rotary Club, and she won the 2019 Laura Holmberg Award for her numerous unsung works of community support, especially for her role in pioneering the Ithaca Rotary Harvest, an initiative that benefits local farmers markets.
Eric Russell stepped down as chairman of the Department of Radiology at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. He had held the position for 18 years. He continues to work full time doing clinical neuroradiology, research, and teaching as a professor of radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery.


Robert J. Miller
Class Correspondent
494 East 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11226


Stanley A. Alexander
Class Correspondent
98 B Charles River Road
Waltham, MA 02453
Robert Mascali had an op-ed piece in the New York Daily News headlined “A Way Forward on Homelessness.”


Jeffrey Singer, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will debate the idea that government policies restricting the distribution of prescription painkillers should be rolled back to their pre-2010 levels.


Diane Oeters Vaughn
Class Correspondent
42 Briarwood Drive
Old Saybrook, CT 06475


Rubin Leitner
Class Correspondent
138 East 96th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212-3534
Clarence Taylor Robert’s Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City is being published by NYU Press.


Henry P. Feintuch
Class Correspondent
33202 Town Green Drive
Elmsford, NY 10523.
Randy Berne Cavaliere is a technical editor of crochet and craft patterns for Crochet World magazine. Her patterns have appeared in both that magazine and in Crochet! magazine, and in numerous crochet and knit books and magazines as well as yarn company websites.
Joyce Zonona’s translation of the French author Henri Bosco’s 1948 novel Malicroix will be published by New York Review of Books in February 2020.


Sheila A. Gaddis, a partner at Barclay Damion and chairwoman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been named to the 2019 Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best list. The honor is bestowed on exceptional law firm partners and senior-level corporate counsel of color who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields and demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession.
Rubin Guttman has completed her term as co-chair of the Community Relations Committee and chair of the Israel Advocacy Committee, both a part of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, where she has held numerous leadership roles.


Susan A. Katz
Class Correspondent
120 Pinewood Trail
Trumbull, CT 06611-3313
Michael Iannicelli has many published papers in various peer-reviewed scientific journals, including “Explaining the crude and simple mechanics of parasitic feeding by conodonts” (Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research, 2018) and “Hominins’ Hurried Departure from Africa during the Out of Africa Event-1 due to Widespread Wildfires, Accidently and Inevitably Ignited by them, C.A. 1.8–1.6 Mya” (Annals of Archaeology, 2018).
A selection of photographs by Perla De Leon was placed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her photography is also featured in the documentary film Decade of Fire.


Anthony Esposito
Class Correspondent
211 Highway 35 N
Mantaloking, NJ 08738-1420


Joseph Sciorra is happy to announce that his co-edited book Neapolitan Postcard: The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject has recently been published by Rowman & Littlefield. This interdisciplinary anthology presents academic essays about the transnational history of the Neapolitan song tradition.


Debbie Schiffer-Burke
Class Correspondent


Eileen Sherman Gruber
Class Correspondent
69 Derby Avenue
Greenlawn, NY 11740-2130


Michael Kosik
Class Correspondent


Binnie Kirschenbaum published Rabbits for Food (Soho Press), her first novel in a decade and seventh book overall.


Peter Huertas
Class Correspondent
5135 Fedora Drive
San Antonio, TX 78242-2427


Ian Lee Brown
Class Correspondent
10090 Lake Vista Court
Parkland, FL 33076


Eric Steinhardt
Class Correspondent
915 East 7th Street, Apt. 1H
Brooklyn, NY 11230-2733


Lauren Korn Popkoff
Class Correspondent
951 Woodoak Drive
Baldwin Harbor, NY 11510-5023


Beth Debra Kallman Werner
Class Correspondent
105 Husson Road
Milford, PA 18337-7156
Peter Money announced the publication of Oh When the Saints (Liberties Press).


Tami Sheheri
Class Correspondent
140 Cadman Plaza West, #14E
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Greg Grandin recently published The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (Metropolitan Books).


Sarah Battaglia
Class Correspondent
P.O. Box 882
Miller Place, NY 11764
Bruce Gamsey announced his retirement from teaching after 30 years in education. Most recently, he taught science and robotics for 18 years at Marine Park I.S. 278K. His robotics teams won more than 20 citywide awards over the program’s five years.
William Wall published American Dreaming: The Odyssey of Yew (Bowker, 2017), a philosophical allegory in the vein of Candide.


Ilene Berkowitz
Class Correspondent
1575 46th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219-2726
Michael Joseph was appointed vice dean of academic and student affairs of the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. A member of Downstate’s faculty since 2004, Dr. Joseph has served in several leadership roles, including vice chair.
Gabrielle Napolitano designed a flyer and poster honoring Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer for her outstanding service to the community.


Nathan Solat
Class Correspondent
2793 Lee Place
Bellmore, NY 11710-5003


Randy Peers has become president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. He takes the position after years of community leadership work in the borough and in Pennsylvania.


Diane Abramowitz Rosenberg
Class Correspondent
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, LLP
5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Glenn P. Nocera
Class Correspondent
616 East 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218-4922


David Moskowitz
Class Correspondent
206 Murray Road
Newark, DE 19711-4510


Tatesha Bennett Clark
Class Correspondent
540 East 82nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236-3119


Kimy Mandil
Class Correspondent


Yael Abraham Fogel
Class Correspondent
431 Broadway
Lawrence, NY 11559


Miriam Alexander
Class Correspondent
118-03 228th Street
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Jonathan Weissman was promoted to senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was awarded the RIT Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences 2018 Outstanding Educator Award, and was a finalist for edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.


Ezra N. Rich
Class Correspondent
309 S. Second Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904


Stefanie Low
Class Correspondent
3-A Putnam Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542


Steven Juskowicz
Class Correspondent
1485 East 32nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234-3403


Grace Leavitt recently published a book of poetry, Livingry (Nightroad Press).
Xiomara Romain became the executive director of LIFT New York, a national nonprofit center that works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.


Elizabeth Weiss
Class Correspondent


Meghan Richards
Class Correspondent


Elisa Nunez Guitierrez was named a 2019 Community Fellow by the Immigrant Justice Corps. The fellowship was granted to 14 recent college graduates who will provide individualized legal screening and representation in immigration benefits applications to underserved immigrant communities.

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