Alumni & Chapter News

Alumni & Chapter News

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Alabama

Psi, University of Alabama

Daryl Goldstein, ’82, is a digital marketing consultant for Little Sprout Media. Primary client is Ameriquote Insurance.

Bradley Kirzner, ’99, announces, alongside wife, Mimi, and daughter, Camille, the addition of new son, Graeber Brooks Kirzner, born on July 3, 2016.  He is a healthy happy boy and excited for Alabama football season — Roll Tide!

Faron Lewitt, ’97, alongside his parents and wife went to Vilnius, Lithuania, Warsaw, Poland and Krakow, Poland, earlier this year to visit places where the family is originally from. Brother Lewitt and his wife, Heather, recently celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary. They also enjoyed a trip to Israel this fall.

Joshua Silberberg, ’04, and his wife, Kristen, welcomed their second child, Margaret Grace, on September 30, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia.

Paul Gassel, ’94, has been chosen as one of Chicago’s Five Star Wealth Managers by Five Star Professional for 2016. Brother Gassel, of WWM Investments, Inc., was also amongst the small elite group who has been honored with the recognition for five years in a row. More than 5,833 Chicago wealth managers were considered for the award; 780 (14 percent of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. This year, only 160 have received the award for five years in a row or more.

Arizona

Alpha Omicron, University of Arizona

Allan Zukerman, ’60, is 78 and physically challenged and semi-retired. He is helping his daughter and son who run the family advertising agency Z Marketing Partners.

California

Alpha Rho, University of California, Los Angeles

Alvin Lanfeld, ’50, is 89 years old. He graduated from UCLA in 1950, was Chapter Treasurer in 1949/1950, and still go to UCLA football and basketball as a season ticket owner for last 66 years. He is still working in the produce packaging business for the last 66 years. He still keeps in regular contact with many 1949/1955 Alpha Rho and UCLA graduates.

california-hirschDavid Hirsch, ’79, shared that his son, Sam Hirsch, recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA as a Regents and Alumni Scholar with Honors from the College of Letters and Science. Sam is a proud brother of the Alpha Rho Chapter. Sam recently started with CAA, one of the top talent, entertainment and media agencies in the world. Pictured are (from left to right) David Hirsch, wife Anne (honorary Bruin), David’s older brother Max (who is an Alpha Epsilon Pi at UCLA) and Sam Hirsch.

Steven Schultz, ’84, was named Professor of the Year at Pepperdine University School of Law, as voted by the students.

Alpha Beta, University of California, Los Angeles

california-kolbStephen Kolb, ’69, after years of submitting and auditioning and being cast in lots of background roles, he finally landed a principal performer role under a SAG-AFTRA commercial contract in a political TV spot that is now airing in Kentucky and New Hampshire and on basic cable until the November election. He is “Harold.” Warning: the spot is political and may not be well-received by all viewers. He’s proud of his work and wanted to share.

Gamma Beta, California State University-Northridge

Ashley A. Goodman, DDS, ’64, retired from clinical dental patient care (sold practice), but still is doing dental forensic work and teaching laser dentistry and clinical hypnosis.

Greg Gurewitz, ’69, notes that his company Great American Packaging, Inc., that was started while Brother Gurewitz was still in college, just celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Great American Packaging Inc. is a manufacturer of plastic packaging materials.

Gamma Xi, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kenneth Shoor, ’70, in 2013 retired from Southern California Permanente Medical Group after 36 years of pediatric practice.

Colorado

Beta Alpha, University of Colorado

Jerold L. Zimmerman, ’69, has retired from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester after teaching for over 41 years. He and his wife (Dodie Lingle) live in Greenwood Village, Colorado. In August 2016, Brother Zimmerman received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the American Accounting Association.

colorado-belskyIota, University of Denver

Peter Belsky, ’08, and his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their son Tyler Flynn in to the world at 2:54 p.m. on July 30, 2016, at Swedish Hospital in Denver. He was 20 inches tall and weighed 6 pounds, 12.1 ounces.

 

 

Connecticut

Gamma Lambda, University of Hartford

Jason Krane, ’10, was married to Renée Sandler (University of Hartford, Class of 2010) on November 6, 2016.

Florida

Gamma Chi, University of South Florida

Alexander Braley, ’10, is a fourth-year medical student at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami. He’s currently applying for a neurosurgical residency. He received a full tuition scholarship to attend medical school based on an outstanding MCAT and research experience.

Alpha Omega, University of Miami

florida-alpha-omega-siegelLawrence Siegel, ’87, chaired a historic gathering of alumni to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida! This multi-class alumni reunion gathering  coincided with the 2016 University of Miami Homecoming Week beginning October 31 . For more information on future events, email Brother Siegel at lsiegel1225@yahoo.com or Fred E. Levinson, Alpha Omega ’86, at eflev@bellsouth.net.

florida-sokolikMarc Sokolik, ’62, sold the family house in St. Louis and followed his children to California. His youngest grandson is an actor named Cameron Gellman who is appearing in an Annette Benning movie called “20th Century Woman.” His oldest grandson is studying to be a doctor at California Polytechnic State University. He and his wife moved into a senior adult community called Laguna Woods that has 14,000 residents and offers more than 250 activities. He and wife, Nancy, just celebrated 52 years of marriage. He is still active, throwing the shot put in the Senior Olympics and swimming laps, trying to recapture his youth growing up in Miami Beach.

Norman M. Waas, Esq., ’82, was elected as International President of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at the 2016 International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He also was listed as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine and was selected as a Super Lawyer for the eighth straight year.

David Rudy, ’95, was a finalist in the 2016 Annual Doritos Crash The Super Bowl commercial competition with his entry, Swipe for Doritos.

Eta Rho, Florida International University

Joseph Dray, ’15, started working as a Systems Design Engineer on the Advance Test Systems Team for the Boeing Company in Charleston, South Carolina, after graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. He is looking to meet alumni in the area.

Alpha Zeta, University of Florida

Fred Diamond, ’52, is 85 and has been married for 62 years to Sue. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren; four have graduated college and two are still in school. Brother Diamond wears a pacemaker and has a prosthesis for his shoulder. He is fighting cancer and had a stroke a year ago. He still shares a hunt camp with five other guys. Nothing is new! Go Gators!

Georgia

Mu, University of Georgia

Michael Topper, ’76, was elected August 5 as the President-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org). The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 88,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The term is one year and then will become President on July 2017.

Matthew P. Green, ’77, said his son, Michael Green, who graduated from UGA, got married in Sonoma, California, on August 27. Michael and his wife, Michelle, live in Roswell, Georgia. Also, daughter Melissa and her husband, Kenny, are due to have their first child (a boy) by the time this edition publishes. Brother Green says his first grandson will call him “grandpa.” They live near Boston, Massachusetts.

Sam Massell, ’48, was honored by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) by naming him to its Municipal Government Hall of Fame in June 2015. Brother Massell served in four elected positions for a combined total of 22 years, last as Mayor of Atlanta from 1970 to 1974. Brother Massell also was named ZBT’s Man of Distinction at the 2016 International Convention in Atlanta.

Illinois

Alpha Beta, University of Chicago

Martin Arlook, ’52, retired as the  Director of the Atlanta Regional office of the National Labor Relations Board.

Rho, University of Illinois

Ryan Kole, ’01, just joined VCapital, a Chicago-based venture capital firm which allows accredited investors to pick and choose which, if any, deals they want to co-invest in.  VCapital was founded by Len Batterson, who has been successfully investing in this space for the past 35 years, with four $1b+ exits starting with AOL and most recently Cleversafe, which was acquired by IBM for $1.3b in December of 2015. VCapital focuses on Series A rounds, but will consider seed and Series B.  Reach out to Brother Kole if you have a startup looking for funding and/or are interested in seeing the deals they are investing in.

Tal Brody, ’65, was named a candidate for the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Brother Brody is an American-Israeli former basketball player, and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, who lives in Israel. Brody was drafted No. 12 in the National Basketball Association draft, but chose to pass up an NBA career to instead play basketball in Israel. He played on national basketball teams of both the United States and Israel, and served in the armies of both countries.

Marc Lapides, ’91, was featured in the University of Illinois alumni magazine in the Spring 2016 edition. Brother Lapides is Vice President and Chief Marketing and Development Officer of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Indiana

indiana-danielBeta Gamma, Indiana University

Jerry Daniel, ’57, was 81 years of age in September 2016. He and his wife (Darlene) have been married for 55 years.

The Beta Gamma Chapter at Indiana University participated in two philanthropy events over the weekend of September 17. Hakuna Matatas, with Alpha Epsilon Phi, raised over $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. Brothers also raised $2,600 for the campus Walk to End Alzheimer’s in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. ZBT placed fourth out of 60 teams. They earned the Rookie Fundraising Team Award for raising the most out of any first-year organization.

Alpha Alpha Chapter, Purdue University

The Alpha Alpha Chapter at Purdue University hosted a fundraiser with Pi Beta Phi on September 18 that raised $1,600 for the local animal shelter.

Louisiana

Sigma, Tulane University

Anthony Pirraglia, ’07, took a position as an associate in the restructuring and bankruptcy group at Thompson & Knight LLP’s Houston office.

Jon M. Zall, ’62, last year celebrated he and his wife’s 50th wedding anniversary by traveling on a river cruise to China. Recently, the Zalls celebrated their 51st.

louisiana-goldbergTodd Goldberg, ’85, is proud to announce that his son, Josh Goldberg, is entering his sophomore year at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he is a brother in the Beta Gamma Chapter of ZBT and living in the house.

Walter F. Schwartz, M.D., ’50, is eager to hear from anybody who remembers him when he was at Tulane. Email him at walfrk25@verizon.net.

Brian A. Hoffman, ’09, proudly returned to the ZBT professional staff as Director of Organizational Growth in May.

Pi, Louisiana State University

Dan Freeman, ’62, notes his son, Scott, is getting married in January 2017.

Reynold Minsky, ’60, opened a new business last year, a processing plant processing sliced green tomatoes for frying, tomato relish, jalapeno relish, chow chow cabbage and zucchini, red and green pepper jelly, mayhaw, muscadine, blackberry, blueberry, and fig jellies, salsa, etc. The business is still expanding its product line. He still operates Minsky Pecan Market, shipping gift boxes all over the USA.

Maryland

Beta Zeta, University of Maryland

Myles F. Friedman, ’60, received the Law Day Award in May of 2016, in memory of the late Judy Ritchie, for services rendered to the Baltimore County Bar Association. He served as its Past President from 1987 to 1988. He also previously received the first Earl Plumhoff Award for professionalism.

Massachusetts

Mu, Boston University

Seth W. Stern, Esq., ’09, and Brandie Layla Rollins, Esq., are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple met in Villanova University’s JD/MBA program in 2011 and currently reside in New York, New York.

Gamma Psi, Northeastern University

Michael McKee, ’73, retired on September 23. He says, “After 43 years, it is time to live without schedules and due dates. I will enjoy!”

Alpha Mu, University of Massachusetts

Stan Kittredge, ’72, shares that the Phi Sigma Delta of UMass alumni association’s annual reunion was September 16 to 18 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Stan Kittredge is point of contact for alumni association activities and can be reached at 508-528-1107 or kitco1@comcast.net.

Michigan

Alpha Sigma, Michigan State University

Joel Garfield, ’67, has been married for 47 years to Linda Ferst. They have four daughters: Jennifer, Marla, Stephanie and Lauren. They are all married and have produced three girls and three boys. Brother Garfield has been in the insurance business for 46 years and still sells, does fee-based consulting and is an expert witness as well.

Beta Epsilon, Michigan State University

Steve Nazoyan, ’02, got engaged in August 2016.

Arthur Ross, ’57, is living in Garrison, New York, overlooking the Hudson River near West Point.

Alpha Lambda, University of Detroit Mercy

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) S. Morton, ’57, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on September 4, 2016. He teaches full-time at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. He is a Past President of the University of Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Association, from 1987-1988 and 2003-2005. He was a brother of Alpha Lambda of Phi Sigma Delta from 1955-1957. He was Chapter Advisor from 1964-1966.

Minnesota

Alpha Delta, University of Minnesota

Harold A. Mathews, ’48, is 94 and still around. He retired from Young and Rubicam in New York City in 1988 as a TV Producer/Director. He now lives in a Masonicare residence called Ashlar Village in Wallingford, Connecticut. He was recently widowed and has three sons. He lived in Weston, Connecticut, until September 2011. “Hail, fellow brothers!”

Missouri

Omega, University of Missouri

Steve Bierman, ’70, spent 35 years in the automotive industry. He got married in 2009, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2012. He retired two years ago. He enjoys golf, swimming, hiking and the Arizona landscape and climate.

John Vogel, ’56, hopes his Mizzou brothers are doing well. He and wife, Mary Ellen, are doing well since moving back to St. Louis from Florida. They are living at the Aberdeen Heights Apartments in Kirkwood.

Jerry Sigoloff, ’65, has permanently moved to Columbia, Missouri, as of August. The Omega Chapter brothers have a house at 703 S. Providence Road. Brother Sigoloff helped order the Greek letters for the front of the house and purchased two new couches for the living room.

Nebraska

Alpha Theta, University of Nebraska

Vernon Davidson, ’52, after living in Kansas City for over 56 years, he and his wife moved to Boulder, Colorado, and love it! Three daughters live nearby and a son is still in K.C. He would enjoy knowing where old friends reside (any near us?).

New Jersey

new-jersey-diamondBeta Mu, Rider University

Steven L. Diamond, ’78, in November of 2015, he was hired as the Director of Tennis at the Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the winter season from November through March. He also just completed his 26th summer as Tennis Director at the Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell, New Jersey. In 2014 He was inducted in to The United States Professional Tennis Association Eastern Division Hall of Fame.

Beta Delta, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Warren  Schneider, ’52, is living in Fresno, California … he’s a semi-retired lawyer.

Zeta Tau, Seton Hall University

new-jersey-rembiszRonald Rembisz, ’69, has been living in Coronado, California, since 1989. He has been a management consultant specializing in organizational psychology since 1980 and is now slowly moving into retirement. He was first a member of Zeta Eta Tau and then the group merged into Phi Sigma Delta and then was a founding member when they merged into ZBT. He is married to Pilar and they spend their time enjoying Southern California — the beach, the mountains and the desert. They love to travel. Pilar is from Madrid, Spain, and the Rembiszes can be found roaming around Europe enjoying Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium.  He says his life and work have brought him a lot of satisfaction. He has been truly blessed.

New York

Beta of Phi Sigma Delta, Cornell University

Samuel J. Bernstein, ’58, has written the book, music and lyrics for The Queen’s Dilemma, inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. It will be performed on March 4 (7 p.m.) and March 5 (1 and 4 p.m.) at the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th St., New York City). A workshop production of the play was presented at Hebrew College (Newton, Massachusetts) in February 2016. It was reviewed by Jules Becker, the principal theater critic of The Jewish Advocate in Boston who gave the play and production a rave review. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, with the result being an experience that explores Jewish identity in all its complexities.

Brother Bernstein’s play Olympics Uber Alles ran off-Broadway in 2014.

Those wishing to attend the New York City premiere of The Queen’s Dilemma, directed by Paul Lincoln, should call the American Theatre of Actors (212-581-3044) to reserve seats. Tickets are $30 each and must be paid in cash at the theater box office at the time of production.

Kappa, Cornell University

Brad Kligman, ’06, completed his ophthalmology training this summer and joined North Shore Eye Care as a specialist in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery September 1. He sees patients in Smithtown and Garden City, New York, and provides comprehensive eye care as well as cataract surgery, cornea transplants and LASIK surgery.

new-york-shaftanGamma, New York University

Gerald W. Shaftan, M.D., ’45, after returning from the Navy during the Korean War and completing his surgical residency in 1957, he spent 47 years in Academic Surgical practice. He retired in 2004 as the Chairman and Surgical Program Director at Nassau University Medical Center  as well as Professor Emeritus of Surgery, both at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and SUNY Stony Brook. He continued for an additional 10 years as a pro bono teacher for the medical students at Nassau University Medical Center. Finally in December 2014, approaching age 89, he gave up driving and his teaching responsibilities to care for his terrace garden and bonsai collection, his daily email (gwshaftan@att.net) and to enjoy being with his wife, full-time at last, and his children and grandchildren.

 

new-york-pacielloThomas Paciello, ’79, has been with international freight forwarding company Kuehne + Nagel for the last 19 years. He currently holds the position of Director of TSA Compliance and Processes. While having two children was great, he said he is amazed at how much he loves his new granddaughter, Emma, born in 2014.

 

 

 

Omicron, Syracuse University

Jerry Parmet, ’57, has recently moved to Silver Springs, Maryland.

Chi, Syracuse University

William Newman, ’65, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, as well as founder and past CEO of Connecticut Commercial Realty. Presently he is manager of the South Coast Big Band in Delray Beach, Florida.

Alpha Epsilon, Syracuse

Paul R. Lipton, ’60, has been retired in Sun City, Summerlin, Las Vegas, since 1991.

new-york-waxbergAlpha, City College of New York

Philip M. Waxberg, ’66, in 2015, Brother Waxberg earned the designation of Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). He won the Player of the Year Award from Unit 106 of the ACBL in the under 300 point category. He was the overall winner of the 2015 Mini-McKenney competition in both District 3 and Unit 106 of the ACBL in the 200-300 category and was ranked ninth nationally. He also won the Ace of Clubs competition. Brother Waxberg lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with his wife of 44 years, Lynn (nee Feibelman). His daughter, Rachel (Sigma Delta Tau, Kappa, University of Illinois) and her husband, Adam Broder (Cornell), live in Pine Brook, New Jersey. They have a daughter, Abigail (Abby), and a son, Samuel (Sam). His son, David A. Waxberg, Beta Epsilon (Michigan State University) ’03, and his wife, Jennifer (Alpha Epsilon Phi, Ohio State University) live in Chicago. The have one daughter, Emma. Brother Waxberg served as the International President of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity from 2008 to 2010.

new-york-andersonDelta, Columbia University

Doug Anderson, ’63, lives in Palm Beach and New York with Dale, wife of 40 years. All is well and he has stayed in touch with many of his fraternity brothers over the years.

Gamma Delta, C.W. Post/Long Island University

David Barnes, ’66, moved from Florida to the Seattle area this past year, specifically to Edmonds. It’s only 75 miles to British Columbia and to Victoria, his favorite place on Earth.

Gamma, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Howard N. Blitman, ’50, was initiated into the Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity when he attended RPI (1946-1950). His father, Charles H. Blitman, was also initiated as a founder of the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity in the early 1900s.

Kappa Nu Kappa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Peter Plaut, ’89, moved to London on August 16.  Work: Raising capital for small and mid-size companies from 5mm to over 200mm. Clients: hedge funds, private equity, family offices, asset managers, endowments, pensions, global sovereign wealth funds.

new-york-maurenttBeta Xi, Brooklyn College

Luis G. Maurentt, Jr., ’96, announces the ZBT Beta Xi Chapter Alumni Association has awarded Brother James Parnas, Beta Xi (Brooklyn College) ’17, the 2016 Philip M. Scheier Memorial Scholarship. Brother Parnas was awarded $750 on July 3, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York. Brother Parnas is a Business Major with a focus on management. The Philip M. Scheier Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to members of the Brooklyn College Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau that meet academic and fraternal criteria. Since 2011, thank you to continuing donations from ZBT Brooklyn Alumni and the Scheier family, the Alumni Association has awarded a total $4,500 in scholarships. Philip M. Scheier, a dedicated brother of Beta Xi, who served the chapter in many capacities, passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer on August 18, 2011.

Zeta, University of Buffalo

Keva J. Richman, ’62, has three grandchildren already in college: Amy at University of Pittsburgh, Rebecca at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Joshua starting at Cornell. Next fall the family will have three more in college. He and wife Beverly celebrated their 56th anniversary on Labor Day, September 5, 2016. Life has been good.

Sigma, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Lawrence Davidson, ’50, attained a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the institute. He also has a Master of Science in instructional technology from New York Institute of Technology in 1994. He spent the last 13 years of his career as a professor at the College of Aeronautics in New York, now known as Vaughn University. He is now retired, widowed and living in an independent living facility in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Alpha Tau, Queens College

phi-epsilon-pi-queens-oldIra J. Schloss, ’69, shares that brothers from the Alpha Tau Chapter of Phi Epilon Pi at Queens College have been getting together twice a year since they graduated in the 1966-1970 range. The older photo was taken circa 1984 in Bearsville, New York, at their fourth or fifth reunion after graduating at Brother Lenny Kislin’s house.

phi-epsilon-pi-queens-newThe current photo was taken by Brother Chuck Solomon this past December, at a restaurant in New York City where they have been meeting regularly for the past few years.

 

 

North Carolina

Eta Sigma, Elon University

Zach Csillag, ’13, along with a few other developers, he created an app to help college students who are victims of sexual assault get the necessary help. Fourty-seven colleges and universities have already signed on, and Brother Csillag leads the marketing For full details, see article Chappaqua locals make app to tackle campus sex assault.

Ohio

Nu, The Ohio State University

William Fleece, ’57, was honored by election to the Board of Directors of The Florida Orchestra in July 2015.

Beta Eta, Bowling Green State University

zbt-bh_dec-2016-at-nyc-msg-no-namesThe brothers of the Beta Eta Chapter’s Classes of 1967 to 1971 attended a New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden for their annual holiday event. Attended by 21 total, brothers traveled from Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Ohio, North Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to join in the festivities. “Always great to reconnect … hard to believe that almost 50 years have passed. While faces, hair and body types have changed, hearing those distinctive voices from the past brings back lots of good memories from our time as Brothers of ZBT while at BGSU,” said Brother Geoffrey H. Radbill, Beta Eta ’68.

ohio-alexDavid Alex, ’68, has created an award-winning play, “EROICA,” that was staged by Azusa Productions at Chicago’s Redtwist Theatre in July and August.

Herb Moskowitz, ’57, has been living in Hong Kong since 1985, representing major international magazines for sales and marketing. He is a former ZBT national field secretary and has since worked at ad agencies in Stockholm, Sweden, and Frankfurt, Germany, before moving to the Far East.

Stanley Rothbardt, ’62, has moved to the Sarasota, Florida surrounding country club area. He is now fully retired and no longer teaching accounting in college. His son, Carey Rothbardt, was recently married.

Kappa, Case Western Reserve University

Ronald Tvert, ’59, said his grandson, Blake, graduated in June from Roger Williams University and has now been employed by CDM Smith, an international engineering firm. He is located in the Latham, New York, office.

Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University

Arthur J. Penner, ’48, survived World War II as a pilot in the Pacific Theater, and now is 92 years old.

Norman Jacobson, ’51, has moved to Netanya, Israel.

Pennsylvania

Alpha Tau, Franklin & Marshall College

fmone250fmtwo250The Alpha Tau Class of 1963 hosted a reunion at Art Basel international art fair in Miami. This is the fourth reunion for the class since its 50th reunion. Besides the fair, the attendees played Turnberry Isle golf club. Brothers came from all over the United States, including Gene Balis, Jersey Brownstein, Warren Gwant and Peter Tillis, plus their wives.

Alpha Psi, Pennsylvania State University

Neal Keitz, ’61, is living the good life, semi-retired in Florida. He’s active in local homeowners association, between golf and social activities. Married going on 55 years with three children and six grandchildren. Currently involved in an electric commerce start-up.

Alpha Psi, Pennsylvania State University

Herman Lotstein, ’47, is a veteran of Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force. Flew for over 30 years, including World War II, Cuban Invasion, Arab-Israeli war, evacuation of Libya and 34 combat missions in Vietnam. Son Richard Lotstein graduated with a master’s degree in agriculture. He was a Vice President of Syngenta, but now is director of an arthritis hospital at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Daughter is a Ph.D. from Rutgers. She teaches environmental science at West Chester University. Other son, Edward, attended University of Miami and is now Chief Mortgage Officer at Franklin Loan Agency in Palm Desert, California. Brother Lotstein is now 92 and living in Palm Desert, California.

Alpha Beta, Temple University

Rick Albuck, ’91, has been named Vice President of Business Development for 2020 Companies, a nationwide leader in the Sales and Marketing Agency industry providing end-to-end Sales, Marketing, Merchandising and Training solutions to Fortune 500 clients in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1994, Albuck has served in a number of positions at NAPCO Media, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Brother Albuck graduated from Temple University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He and his wife, Mindy, reside with their two children in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He sits on the Executive Board of the National Consumer Technology Industry division of the Anti-Defamation League. Albuck can be reached at (215) 431-0797 or email ralbuck@2020companies.com.

Philip Goldman, ’59, says all is well in his household.

Theta, University of Pennsylvania

Laurence S. Cutler, ’62, with his wife founded the National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) at Vernon Court Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1998. It opened to the public on July 4 that year, and has been swamped with visitors coming from worldwide ever since. The NMAI is known all over the globe. International traveling exhibitions are loaned to other museums have been a great success. In Rome, the prime minister opened an NMAI exhibition, in London at the oldest art museum in the United Kingdom, the exhibit broke its attendance records and it was named the best art exhibition in London for 2016. In Tokyo, the same, with other exhibitions all over Japan. The National Museum of American Illustration has the largest (over 150 artists) and best collection of the greatest of the American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, J.C. Leyendecker, Charles Dana Gibson and more.

Nu, University of Pennsylvania

Allan Gallant, ’55, is healthy and happy at 82. He has been fishing for 70 of those years and last year landed a 32-pound stripped bass (“We call them Rock Fish down in Maryland!”).

pennsylvania-pollockJeffrey Pollock, ’84, was recently appointed to the inaugural Board of Directors of the Pavers / Day One Project, a new non-profit dedicated to help pave the way for at-risk youth during their earliest years to later avoid failures often associated with many inner-city, impoverished children who fail to graduate high school.

Beta Alpha Chi, York College of Pennsylvania

Evan O’Hara, ’15, recently moved from New Jersey to Austin, Texas, to begin working for the Transportation Security Administration at Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Rhode Island

Rho Iota, University of Rhode Island

Kyle Sirois, ’16, was accepted into the University of Connecticut Doctor of Physical Therapy program and completed his first semester with a 3.912 GPA.

Mark Rotenberg, ’69, retired to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2011.

Tennessee

Alpha Gamma, Vanderbilt University

Eugene Hough, ’81, is co-founder of the Saving Hallowed Ground foundation (SHG, shgfo.org), a monument education and preservation program which is in alliance with the Uncommon Individual Foundation, a mentoring and entrepreneur non-profit located in in Devon, Pennsylvania. SHG recently was recognized as an official commemorative partner with the National World War I Centennial Commission in Washington, D.C. In support of the Centennial Commission, we have two programs currently under way: 1. National World War I Centennial Memorial Tree Planting Program, which works to plant trees across the United States and an optional donor brick program allowing individuals to honor and recognize citizens and or veterans who lived and or served during the Great War; 2. The National World War I Centennial Memorial Traveling Flag via followtheflag.info, a program where the SHG 20-foot by 30-foot flag will be traveling across the United States and overseas to communities where the flag will be unveiled and folded by young citizens and communities at large, recognizing and honoring the citizens and veterans who lived and or served during the Great War. SHG is also working with student teams to locate WWI monuments, markers and or plaques in their communities, research the names listed, perform conservation clinics and finally share their reports in a public forum setting. Brother Hough encourages all ZBT brothers to encourage their communities to get involved in both of these important and historic programs.

Gamma Mu, University of Memphis

tennessee-gamma-mu-memphisThe Gamma Mu Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is excited to announce that this October was the 10-year anniversary of the recolonization at the University of Memphis. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the chapter invited brothers to the Ten Year Anniversary Event on October 30 at the University of Memphis University Center.

Texas

texas-shermanLambda, University of Texas

Jon R. Sherman, ’84, announces his son, Matthew Sherman, was initiated into ZBT Lambda Chapter at the University of Texas. Exactly 35 years after his pledge period in the fall 1980 and initiation into the Lambda Chapter.

Jonathan B. Dror, ’17, has posted the music video for his original song, “Put ‘Em Up,” a fun, catchy pop anthem written to pump up UT fans for football season.

Virginia

virginia-hrbekDelta Xi, Virginia Tech

Bret W. Hrbek, ’96, was recognized by the United Way of Front Royal-Warren County for his past two years of president of the organization. He was also elected to the Front Royal Rotary Club’s Board of Directors.

Alpha Epsilon, Washington and Lee University

Jerry Perlman, ’69, after practicing law in Shreveport, Louisiana, for 43 years, retired to Huntsville, Alabama, so that he and his wife could become full-time grandparents.

West Virginia

Gamma Epsilon, Marshall University

Robert (Bob) E. Gregg, ’70, was granted the American Association For Access, Equity And Diversity (AAAED) President’s Award for exceptional service and professional achievement in Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). The award recognizes his work in civil rights and EEO for 40 years. Brother Gregg was instrumental in developing some of the first race relations, disability, sexual harassment and bullying programs and regulations in the United States. He has developed race relations programs for military bases worldwide, served on legislative committees and AAAED task forces, and currently conducts seminars on EEO issues throughout the U.S. he received the award at the AAAED 2015 National Convention in New Orleans. Bob currently chairs the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin. He serves on several boards and committees, including the board of directors of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Foundation.

Robert H. Wilkins, ’69, is retiring as Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Symphony this year. He served in the role for 13 years, joining the symphony in 2003.

Wisconsin

Alpha Kappa, University of Wisconsin

Jay B. Ross, ’64, became world’s oldest living rapper with the release of his video “Sue the Bastards” by the Rappin’ Lawyer viewable on YouTube. Part of Chicago’s Grand Avenue was recently renamed Jay B. Ross Way. Brother Ross earned the Grand Blues Music lifetime Achievement Award and will be presented the Legendary Lawyer award by the Blues Hall of Fame in October. Watch the video at: https://youtu.be/blIlPoFe-ug

Manitoba

Beta Theta, University of Manitoba

Ivan Goldstein, ’68, was the Director of Psychological Services for the city of Petah Tikva in Israel. He retired from public sevice a few years ago. He served for more than 30 years as an active reservist in the Israeli Army (Zahal) in the behavioral science section. He has been residing in Israel, in the town of Tel Mond, since the early 1970s. He is married with three children and is grandchildren.

Kappa Nu

Zeta, University of Buffalo

Keva J. Richman, ’62, has three grandchildren already in college: Amy at University of Pittsburgh, Rebecca at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Joshua starting at Cornell. Next fall the family will have three more in college. He and wife Beverly celebrated their 56th anniversary on Labor Day, September 5, 2016. Life has been good.

Nu, University of Pennsylvania

Allan Gallant, ’55, is healthy and happy at 82. He has been fishing for 70 of those years and last year landed a 32-pound stripped bass (“We call them Rock Fish down in Maryland!”).

Phi Alpha

Sigma, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Lawrence Davidson, ’50, attained a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the institute. He also has a Master of Science in instructional technology from New York Institute of Technology in 1994. He spent the last 13 years of his career as a professor at the College of Aeronautics in New York, now known as Vaughn University. He is now retired, widowed and living in an independent living facility in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Alpha Beta, Temple University

Philip Goldman, ’59, says all is well in his household.

Phi Epsilon Pi

Alpha Delta, University of Minnesota

Harold A. Mathews, ’48, is 94 and still around. He retired from Young and Rubicam in New York City in 1988 as a TV Producer/Director. He now lives in a Masonicare residence called Ashlar Village in Wallingford, Connecticut. He was recently widowed and has three sons. He lived in Weston, Connecticut, until September 2011. “Hail, fellow brothers!”

Chi, Syracuse University

William Newman, ’65, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, as well as founder and past CEO of Connecticut Commercial Realty. Presently he is manager of the South Coast Big Band in Delray Beach, Florida.

Alpha Tau, Queens College

Ira J. Schloss, ’69, shares that brothers from the Alpha Tau Chapter of Phi Epilon Pi at Queens College have been getting together twice a year since they graduated in the 1966-1970 range. The older photo was taken circa 1984 in Bearsville, New York, at their fourth or fifth reunion after graduating at Brother Lenny Kislin’s house. The current photo was taken by Brother Chuck Solomon this past December, at a restaurant in New York City where they have been meeting regularly for the past few years.

Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University

Arthur J. Penner, ’48, survived World War II as a pilot in the Pacific Theater, and now is 92 years old.

Norman Jacobson, ’51, has moved to Netanya, Israel.

Phi Sigma Delta

california-kolbAlpha Beta, University of California, Los Angeles

Stephen Kolb, ’69, after years of submitting and auditioning and being cast in lots of background roles, he finally landed a principal performer role under a SAG-AFTRA commercial contract in a political TV spot that is now airing in Kentucky and New Hampshire and on basic cable until the November election. He is “Harold.” Warning: the spot is political and may not be well-received by all viewers. He’s proud of his work and wanted to share.

Alpha Mu, University of Massachusetts

Stan Kittredge, ’72, shares that the Phi Sigma Delta of UMass alumni association’s annual reunion was September 16 to 18 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Stan Kittredge is point of contact for alumni association activities and can be reached at 508-528-1107 or kitco1@comcast.net.

Alpha Lambda, University of Detroit Mercy

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) S. Morton, ’57, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on September 4, 2016. He teaches full-time at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. He is a Past President of the University of Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Association, from 1987-1988 and 2003-2005. He was a brother of Alpha Lambda of Phi Sigma Delta from 1955-1957. He was Chapter Advisor from 1964-1966.

new-jersey-rembiszZeta Tau, Seton Hall University

Ronald Rembisz, ’69, has been living in Coronado, California, since 1989. He has been a management consultant specializing in organizational psychology since 1980 and is now slowly moving into retirement. He was first a member of Zeta Eta Tau and then the group merged into Phi Sigma Delta and then was a founding member when they merged into ZBT. He is married to Pilar and they spend their time enjoying Southern California — the beach, the mountains and the desert. They love to travel. Pilar is from Madrid, Spain, and the Rembiszes can be found roaming around Europe enjoying Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium.  He says his life and work have brought him a lot of satisfaction. He has been truly blessed.

new-york-liptonAlpha Epsilon, Syracuse

Paul R. Lipton, ’60, has been retired in Sun City, Summerlin, Las Vegas, since 1991.

Gamma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Howard N. Blitman, ’50, was initiated into the Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity when he attended RPI (1946-1950). His father, Charles H. Blitman, was also initiated as a founder of the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity in the early 1900s.

Rho Iota, University of Rhode Island

Mark Rotenberg, ’69, retired to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2011.

Beta of Phi Sigma Delta, Cornell University

Samuel J. Bernstein, ’58, has written the book, music and lyrics for The Queen’s Dilemma, inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. It will be performed on March 4 (7 p.m.) and March 5 (1 and 4 p.m.) at the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th St., New York City). A workshop production of the play was presented at Hebrew College (Newton, Massachusetts) in February 2016. It was reviewed by Jules Becker, the principal theater critic of The Jewish Advocate in Boston who gave the play and production a rave review. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, with the result being an experience that explores Jewish identity in all its complexities.

Brother Bernstein’s play Olympics Uber Alles ran off-Broadway in 2014.

Those wishing to attend the New York City premiere of The Queen’s Dilemma, directed by Paul Lincoln, should call the American Theatre of Actors (212-581-3044) to reserve seats. Tickets are $30 each and must be paid in cash at the theater box office at the time of production.

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