Class Correspondent

40th Reunion
June 7-9, 2013

I am now a grandfather! My son Benjamin and daughter-in-law Emilie Kahn had a baby girl on Feb. 23. Adalae Rose Kahn is doing well. Our 40th Reunion is coming up next year — June 7-9, 2013. Mark your calendar now.

After a long career in the financial services industry, Leon Calitri decided to pursue his lifelong dream. He earned a master’s degree and became a middle-school math teacher in the inner city. His mentor was Robert O’Brien ’72, who taught for many years in Chicago. Brandeis President Fred Lawrence named George Wachter chair of the Rose Art Museum’s Board of Overseers. George, a longtime supporter and friend of the Brandeis Department of Fine Arts, serves as chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America and co-chairman of Old Master Paintings Worldwide, and frequently lectures on old master paintings (those by skilled European painters who worked before 1800). “I am delighted that the Rose and the university are moving forward,” George says. “The museum has an extraordinary collection that is a great draw, and I’d like to help maximize what the museum can be. We want to excite students and the campus community, the Waltham community, Boston and beyond.” Les Rudner, a retired probation supervisor with the Eighth Judicial District in Colorado, won the Judge Conrad L. Ball Award. The annual honor recognizes the contributions of an individual or team to the quality of justice in Larimer County. Les worked in the probation department for 21 years. He is still involved in social work and criminal justice as a professor at Colorado State University and a member of the board of a local nonprofit that works to prevent juvenile delinquency.

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