Class Correspondent

Adele Wolfson stepped down after six years as associate dean at Wellesley College. She returns to teaching and research in the chemistry department, where she is the Schow Professor in the Natural and Physical Sciences. Adele has also taken on a new responsibility as the first director of the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Collaboration. In July 2010, she and her husband, Dan, “chased” their seventh total solar eclipse, this time to the tiny island of Mangaia in the South Pacific.

Steven Berk was appointed executive vice president and provost at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He will continue to lead the School of Medicine as its dean.

For the last 17 years, Somasundar Burra has worked on issues related to urban poverty, housing and infrastructure.

David Tabachnik is the director of college counseling at Gann Academy in Waltham.

Marjorie Waltman Feldman just built a house and planted a six-acre vineyard in Oregon.

Tina Dobsevage, a physician, has had a private practice since 2002.

Ronnie Boxstein Riceberg teaches gifted third graders in an international baccalaureate school in Sarasota, Fla. She enjoys traveling and photography.

Reid Selden is a pediatrician.

In June 2010, Martha Bleshman retired from classroom teaching. She now tutors students from kindergarten to community college.

Gail Kaufman joined the staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in gastroenterology. She is also a clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard. Gail enjoys traveling with her husband and hiking with her family.

Joani Krieger Mitchell writes, “I live at the beach near Santa Cruz, Calif., and am having the time of my life!”

Philip Rubin, CEO and a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories and adjunct professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, received the American Psychological Association’s Meritorious Research Service Commendation at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Philip was recognized for his contributions to psychological science through service as a leader in research management and policy development at the national level.

Paul Gron reports, “Jackson Koffman and I get together often and are quite close — in fact, he is the godfather of my two daughters, now 17 and 20. I live in Newton now, next door to Waltham. I have been married for 25 years to Farah Ganjei Gron ’84 and work as a psychologist.” 
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