American University is located in Washington, D.C., at the top of Embassy Row. Chartered by Congress in 1893 to serve the public interest and build the nation, the university educates active citizens who apply knowledge to the most pressing concerns facing the nation and world. Students engage with leading faculty experts and world leaders, learning how to create change and address issues including the global economic crisis, health care, human rights and justice, diversity, the environment and sustainability, immigration, journalism’s transformation, corporate governance, and governmental reform.
class notes Division of Clinical Psychology for outstanding contributions in the field of psychology. As a doctoral student, he was inspired by AU professors Margaret Rioch and Stanley Weiss. He lives and works near Asheville, North Carolina. Richard Samuel Sheres, SIS/MA ’77, released a new novel, Ingersoll, in which he calls into question whether the future of the United States will belong to religious conservatives or nonbelievers. -1971- TIME CAPSULES TOP TUNE “Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night IN THE NEWS Intel introduces the microprocessor; the Twenty-Sixth Amendment lowers the voting age to 18; 12,000 antiwar militants are arrested during the May Day Protests in Washington, D.C. FROM THE AU ARCHIVES First-floor residents of Anderson Hall report a sapling sprouting out of a hole in the bathroom ceiling, giving new meaning to “tree house.” Gerry M. Dubin, CAS/BS ’78, started District Mobile Dental, a completely mobile dental service provider. The company offers on-site dental care to businesses and homebound and senior communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Ann McLaughlin, CAS/PhD ’78, published her eighth novel, Amy and George. The story explores family tensions between sisters, parents, and parent and child in the midst of unsettling world affairs in 1937. 1980s Kathy Ferguson Sinnes, SOC/ BA ’80, and Anne Murray Hildreth, SOC/BA ’80, recently vacationed together on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. They were roommates as freshmen in 1976 and remained friends over the next 37 years but hadn’t seen each other in 23 years. They enjoyed exploring Sorrento, Capri, Minori, Naples, and all the towns in between. Bruce Plaxen, WCL/JD ’82, received the 2013 Leadership in Law Award from the Daily Record, a Maryland publication for legal and business information. Kendra Harris, Kogod/BSBA ’83, talked about her blog, Happily Never Married, on WHUR Radio. Renee Rosen, SOC/BA ’83, wrote Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties, published by Penguin NAL in November. Julie Weinberg, CAS/BA ’87, published a book called I Wish There Were Baby Factories. Susan R. Shelby, SIS/BA ’88, president and CEO of Rhino Public Relations, was elected to a third term as president of the board of directors of the Franklin Square House Foundation, which provides grants to housing and shelter organizations that support women and families in Boston and surrounding communities. Gina Brown, SPA/BA ’89, is reimagining the next half of her life and, in addition to writing a book of “Gina-isms,” has started to do stand-up comedy. Gina appears on stages around the D.C. area and other cities as time permits. ginabrown.com Peter Quinter, WCL/JD ’89, was appointed to the newly formed One Community/One Goal Trade and Logistics Leadership Group. Formed by the Beacon Council, the group is tasked with charting the future of Miami’s trade and logistics industry. -1988- TIME CAPSULES TOP GROSSING FLICK Rain Man IN THE NEWS CDs outsell vinyl records for the first time; NASA scientist James Hansen warns Congress about the dangers of global warming; terrorists bomb Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 FROM THE AU ARCHIVES AU’s residence halls go dry, but students can still enjoy a cold one in the Tavern. 1990s Michael Buckley, SPA/BA ’90, was appointed vice president of public affairs for the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit that supports research on brain and eye diseases. Jules Raymond Cattie, SPA/ BA ’90, married Rabia Latif on July 18, 2013. Kevin Lane, SIS/BA ’93, was relieved from duty as commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill. He will join the chief of naval operations staff as an operations director at the Pentagon. KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS. VISIT AMERICAN.EDU/ ALUMNI/EVENTS. Stacey L. Young, Kogod/BSBA ’93, wrote a new book, Above Expectations—My Story: An Unlikely Journey from Almost Failing High School to Becoming a College Professor. In a YouTube video promoting the book, he credits AU for helping him reach his educational goals. Rio Guerrero, SIS/BA ’94, was featured on the Filipino Channel, the leading cable television network for Filipino Americans in the U.S. Guerrero shared his experience as a second-generation Filipino American and discussed building a law firm and raising a family in New York City. Lauren Fogle, SOC/BA ’96, released her first novel, The Altarpiece, on the subject of Nazi art looting. A blog with links to related content can be found on her website. laurenfogleboyd.com Toni Bacon, SPA/BA ’97, took a trip to Mt. Everest in 2012, bringing an AU logo patch with her. This year, she plans to visit Bhutan or Myanmar. DeCarlo Felix (Derrick Wayne Jackson), CAS/MS ’98, wrote a book, The Xstablishment, available for free on Amazon’s Kindle store. Ari Ghosal, SIS/ MA ’98, joined the labor and employment group of Whiteford Taylor & Preston. Jessica Schoenholtz, CAS/BA ’99, married Mark Murphy on September 29, 2013, at the Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island, New York. 36 AMERICAN MAGAZINE APRIL 2014
thank you ILLUSTRATION BY BRUCE MORSER Washington College of Law asks, and Kenneth Lore answers. And as one of the country’s top real estate attorneys, Lore, an alumnus of the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law, understands the importance of the right facilities. After he and his wife, Patricia, an alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences, made one of the first gifts to WCL’s new home at the Tenley Campus, Lore dedicated himself to encouraging and inspiring others to do the same. Situated just steps from the Tenleytown Metro and a few short stops from downtown Washington, D.C., the Tenley Campus is “an exciting and natural move forward for WCL,” says Lore, who wielded a shovel alongside Dean Claudio Grossman at the groundbreaking last summer. “It will allow students, faculty, and alumni—and the legal community at large—endless opportunities to come together to study and promote the rule of law.” In appreciation for his support and leadership, Lore received WCL’s inaugural Founders Award in September 2013. The award recognizes his service as chair of WCL’s Dean’s Advisory Council, a member of the campaign steering committee, and a thoughtful and generous supporter. “Our son Michael also attended WCL. Pat and I have gotten so much from American University. I like to think the support we provide WCL will help ensure it remains a wonderful place to study law and a powerful launching pad to the kind of meaningful and rewarding career I’ve enjoyed,” he says. After 19 years at Bingham McCutchen law firm, Lore’s own career just started a new chapter. In February, he moved across K Street to Katten Muchin Rosenman to head up that firm’s real estate practice on the East Coast. FOR INFORMATION ON THE TENLEY CAMPUS CAMPAIGN, VISIT TENLEY.WCL.AMERICAN.EDU. AMERICAN.EDU/ALUMNI 37