Class of 1981
- David J. Allon
- 540 Weadley Road
- Wayne, PA 19087
In just a few months, we will celebrate our 30th
Reunion. I hope you will find the time to come to campus and see your classmates. Just as we have changed, so has Brandeis, and if you haven’t seen it in 10, 20 or 30 years, you will be pleasantly surprised. There will also be an opportunity to hear from Brandeis’ new president, Frederick Lawrence, during Reunion weekend.
Four members of the Class of ’81 met for a weekend at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut in July 2010 — Henry Susskind, Michael Eggert, Jody Cohen Ference and Gary Silver. They were joined by their spouses, Dana Butcher, Carolyn Schultz Eggert, Reed Ference and Diane Silver. Michael recently celebrated the bar mitzvah of his youngest son, Sam, and is looking at colleges with his oldest son, Ben. He writes that he takes his dog, Rocky, to work each day at his law firm, Pinta & Eggert. Michael enjoys doing some event photography on the side.
Physician Ely Zaslow recently moved to New Mexico from North Carolina to join Hidalgo Medical Services. He worked for 19 years in emergency medicine before switching to family medicine three years ago. He has always chosen to live and work in underserved rural areas.
Robin Weiss joined J. P. Morgan’s Private Wealth Management Group as a senior private banker. In this capacity, she will advise high-net-worth clients on investments, portfolio construction, credit strategies, trusts and philanthropy. She returns to J.P. Morgan’s New York office after spending eight years as senior vice president and group head of investment banking services at NYSE Euronext.
Janie Goldenberg has moved from the Berkshires in western Massachusetts to Albuquerque, N.M., and is continuing her career as a working artist. Her oldest son is graduating from Dartmouth this spring and her youngest son is a freshman at Macalester.
Carmi Neiger is now an assistant professor of geography and geosciences at Elmhurst College after 25 years in the information technology business. He is also pursuing a doctorate in geography at Northern Illinois University. Arthur Mallock has practiced veterinary medicine since 1986. He owns an animal hospital in Stoughton, Mass.
Toni Lenz Tinberg writes, “My eldest child is going off to college this year, so I’ve been spending time preparing both of us (and my husband and younger daughter)!” Toni is director of human resources services at Brown University.
Ruth Landsman has been a full-time yoga teacher since 2002.
Loretta Ost Arthur has lived about 10 miles from Brandeis in Lincoln, Mass., for 17 years. She and her husband run a small architecture firm in Boston. They have three children — ages 19, 17 and 15, with the oldest a freshman in college.
Daniel Medeiros is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and director of the Child and Family Institute at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City.
Cindy Shevlin Siegel lives in Upper Dublin, Pa., with her husband and two children, Melissa and Ross. Cindy writes, “Melissa is a senior at Penn, and Ross is a freshman at West Chester, which means we are empty nesters (not counting the dog) — a very weird concept. Life is good and you can learn more than you probably wanted to by reading my blog (cindy-randomthinking.blogspot.com/).”
Stuart Miller’s daughter Rachel is a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis, where she rooms with Deborah Sherman, the daughter of David and Lois ’80 Sherman. Stuart’s daughter Emily is a high school junior and Josh is a seventh grader. Stuart reports, “I am enjoying practicing and teaching here at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where we have a great orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship program. My current research interests are in autologous stem cell grafting for bone and cartilage defects, ankle arthritis and bone fixation. I love the new wave of ankle joint replacements and making a difference in people’s lives. I am still writing articles and book chapters — who’d have thunk it way back when? I look forward to our 30th Reunion with pleasure!”