Class of 1977
- Fred Berg
- 145 Fourth Avenue, #9C
- New York, NY 10003
Peter Schachter has launched www.peterschachter.com, a highly visited website that features digital iPhone/iPad artwork. He writes, “After a 25-year hiatus from the creative arts (spent working as a teacher, soccer coach and sports administrator), I found this application for the iPhone called ‘SprayCan.’ The application’s design team, Rapidrabbit, maintains daily, weekly and all-time ‘most’ lists. My collective works have received more than 1 million views since January 2011, and I have become the application’s all-time most popular artist (there have been over 2.5 million downloads of ‘SprayCan’).” Pete also earned his 100th career victory as an NCAA Division III men’s soccer coach in 2010. He has since returned to his art full time, although on occasion may be found knocking a ball around with hisSubmit a Class Note
sons, Nick, 20, and Jon, 14, in Danbury, Conn. Nancy Wilsker, P’11, has joined Hinckley, Allen & Snyder as a partner in the firm’s banking and financial services practice. She has more than 30 years of experience representing state and federally chartered banks, thrifts and credit unions; mortgage lenders and brokers; auto finance providers; payment card–industry participants; and other financial services providers. Michael Bien and Jane Kahn met up with professor Jerry Cohen when the husband-and-wife attorneys visited campus to speak at the annual Joshua A. Guberman Lecture. Michael and Jane spoke about winning a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered California to reduce prison overcrowding based on constitutional reasons. Michael and Jane also received the Alumni Activist Award from the Brandeis Justice League. Debbie Liss and Dan Fins celebrated the marriage of their son, Adam, to Lauren Weitz in Savannah, Ga., in September 2011. A number of longtime Brandeis friends were in attendance. Others couldn’t make it but celebrated at a June engagement party. The new couple has settled in Savannah, where Adam is executive vice president of Friedman Fine Arts. Debbie and Dan’s second son, Eric, works as a legislative assistant to Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) on Capitol Hill. Their third son, Morgan, is a senior at Worcester (Mass.) Academy and immersed in the college application process. Brandeis is definitely on his radar screen! Debbie and Dan say they will be sorry to miss the upcoming Reunion, but that is Morgan’s graduation weekend and they have a wedding to attend as well. Stuart Young retired after 31 years of practicing law — the last 17 in-house at Cox Enterprises. About his retirement plans, he writes, “On the creativity side, I plan to step up my voice-over work and maybe even revisit my first creative love, musical theater (which was expressed at Brandeis mainly through the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, in which I was joined by Christie Hefner ’74, Marta Kauffman ’78, David Crane ’79 and others). In short, I’m about to become a ‘starving artist’ without the starving part.”
|Jane Kahn ’77 and Michael Bien ’77, husband-and-wife
attorneys who led a legal team that won a landmark
ruling when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California
to reduce prison overcrowding, returned to campus
to speak to an overflow crowd at the annual Joshua A.
Guberman Lecture. The audience included one of their
favorite faculty members,professor Jerry Cohen (center).
Michael and Jane also received the Alumni Activist Award
from the Brandeis Justice League and the Louis D.
Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.