1 40653_Law.Q6 3/12/04 5:48 PM Page CLASS NOTES 1952 Donald B. Kramer, creator of and president of Kramer and Frank PC in St. Louis, was honored by the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, a group he created, with an award in his name at the association s 10th anniversary celebration and annual fall meeting in Orlando. The Donald B. Kramer Award will be presented annually to a person who has dramatically changed the industry and the community W. Stanley Churchill, chairman of Martin & Churchill in Wichita, is the only Kansas attorney in his practice area to be listed in The Best Lawyers of America for 20 consecutive years. He and his law firm were named to the Chambers USA rankings of the nation s leading business lawyers in the area of employment and labor law. Churchill is a contributing author for treatises on employment law published by the Kansas and American Bar Associations Brian C. Cunningham has rejoined Cooley Godward LLP as of counsel. He will be based in the Palo Alto, California, office. Cunningham was a partner with the firm s life sciences practice from 1989 through He rejoins Cooley following a nearly five-year stint at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, a San Francisco-based drug discovery and development company, where he most recently served as president and chief operating officer. John I. Karesh has joined the firm of Vedder Price in New York. He is one of five attorneys and staff to join Vedder Price s Equipment Finance Practice from the New York office of Schnader Harrison. Karesh concentrates in the area of aviation finance. He played an active role in the representation of lessors and lenders in several recent, high-profile air carrier bankruptcies and reorganizations Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman has been honored by the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes people who have made contributions to the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as significant contributions to the community at large Andrew T. Hoyne, JD 74, LLM 82, has been appointed chair-elect of the Biotechnology Committee of the American Bar Association s Science and Technology Law Section and will serve as editor-in-chief of the Biotechnology Committee s publication, The Biotech Briefing. He is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP and a member of this St. Louis firm s Technology Ventures Practice Group. Hoyne was recognized by his peers in the edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He currently is chair of the Capital Formation Committee, member of the Executive Committee of St. Louis Technology Gateway, and member of the Missouri Venture Capital Roundtable. Steven N. Rappaport has been appointed to Presstek Inc. s board of directors. Based in Hudson, New Hampshire, the company is a leading provider of direct digital imaging technology. Rappaport is currently a partner of New York Citybased RZ Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm. He serves on the boards of directors of several publicly held mutual funds advised by Credit Suisse Asset Management, as well as a number of privately held corporations James B. Davidson, a senior litigation attorney, has been named partner at Ater Wynne LLP in Portland, Oregon. He joined Ater Wynne in 2001 with more than 25 years experience in private practice. Davidson previously worked for the Cook County, Illinois, state s attorney and founded the 22- lawyer firm of Davidson Mandell Menkes & Surdyk, based in Chicago. Davidson s area of concentration is national commercial, insurance, employment, and intellectual property litigation Robert T. Peterson of Hammond, Indiana, was a second-place winner in the 2002 Lord Acton Essay Competition, which focuses on the connection between religion and liberty. His essay, a narrative dialogue, discussed the parable of the workers in the vineyard. It can be accessed through the Acton Institute s Web site at students/essay John Michael Hall has been appointed by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas as commissioner of the Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition & Health Access (PATH). As commissioner he manages the largest departmental budget in state government. With 13 offices and more than 450 employees, PATH s health care and social services programs serve 150,000 people annually. Hall previously served in many capacities, most recently as assistant to the secretary of human services, in which he directed the agency s intergovernmental affairs and acted as the legislative liaison Edward J. Blake, Jr. (LLM) of the Belleville, Illinois, firm of Blake & Allen PC has become a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association. The association s mission is to assist its members in seeking solutions to the increasingly complex issues that clients face in realestate transactions and to educate the public regarding the importance of having attorneys representing the interests of buyers and sellers in these transactions. Marla S. Persky has been added to the board of directors of Cytyc Corporation, a company located in Boxborough, Massachusetts, that specializes in medical diagnostic devices primarily focused on women s health. Persky is the deputy general counsel of Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, Illinois, a position she has held since She joined Baxter in In November 2003 Richard L. Schnake was named to the panel of three attorneys whose names were submitted to Missouri Governor Bob Holden for appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Kathleen S. Schoene, a longtime partner of Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis, has been elected to the firm s Executive Committee. Schoene, chair of the firm s Corporate Services Practice, is the first female attorney to be elected to Armstrong Teasdale s 10-member Executive Committee and one of the few women locally, regionally, or nationally to so serve. The committee establishes policies and procedures for the firm, as well as oversees its overall management. Schoene practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and health care. Paula M. Young continues to teach courses on alternative dispute resolution at Appalachian School of Law. Last summer she
2 40653_Law.Q6 3/12/04 5:48 PM Page 41 CLASS NOTES 41 spent six weeks at Pepperdine University as a visiting faculty scholar and received her LLM degree in dispute resolution from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Young is the national co-chair of the Advocacy in Mediation competition Sally I. Heller has been selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2003 Lawyers of the Year for her efforts on behalf of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys against tort reform. Heller is the association s president D.W. Duke has completed his book, California Insurance Issues & Forms, which offers California-specific arguments, strategies, tips, and forms to assist insureds in dealing with insurance issues and disputes. Duke is a trial attorney in southern California, with a practice emphasizing litigation in insurance, business, construction defect, medical and legal malpractice, real estate, and catastrophic injuries. David A. Warfield has joined Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP as a partner in the firm s St. Louis office. Warfield joins the Litigation Department practicing in the area of bankruptcy. Prior to joining Blackwell Sanders, he was a partner at Husch & Eppenberger LLC in St. Louis from 1992 to 2003 and an associate from 1984 to Marc Fried has moved out of the prosecutor s office and into the Jefferson County, Missouri, commission chambers to become county counselor. Fried was the first assistant in the prosecutor s office and previously served as Jefferson County s public defender. He worked in the prosecuting attorney s office for seven years and handled more than 50 felony jury trials. His duties as county counselor will include litigating county ordinance violations. Steve Horace and his family have relocated to Boulder, Colorado, where he maintains a trademark and business litigation practice as a partner with Lathrop & Gage LC. Helmut Starr has been named managing principal by the board of director s at Suelthaus & Walsh PC. Starr has practiced commercial litigation and trial work since He chairs the Municipal and Public Law Group, and has been a member of the firm s executive committee since Starr serves as the city attorney for Webster Groves and Oakland, Missouri. Jill Wichlens, an assistant federal public defender in Denver, Colorado, recently argued the Miranda case, United States v. Patane, before the Supreme Court of the United States. She argued that evidence seized by police as the result of a statement by her client prior to his receiving the Miranda warning should not have been admissible Harry Haytayan is a New Hampshire state representative. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and chairs several judiciary subcommittees, including a subcommittee on medical malpractice reform and a subcommittee on constitutional amendments regarding the selection and retention of judges. In addition, he has served on numerous House Senate conference committees U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender of the Eastern District of Missouri has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the vacancy created when Judge Pasco Bowman of Kansas City took senior status August 1, The St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit hears appeals from federal courts in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Donna C. Hansberry has been appointed assistant to the commissioner (attorney adviser for tax) for the Internal Revenue Service. In this role, she will serve as a senior legal adviser on the commissioner s immediate staff, providing advice on tax regulations, guidance, and litigation. Hansberry has been a trial attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Chicago since 1987, practicing before the tax and bankruptcy courts Rebecca J. Brandau has joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC in St. Louis as of counsel in the firm s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. utility and design patents, as well as handling other areas of intellectual property. Brandau instructs foreign patent associates with the filing and prosecution of patents in various technical fields. She is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Active in the community, Brandau is a member of such groups as the American Civil Liberties Union, Children s Defense Fund, Operation Clean Stream, and Women s Support & Community Services Randi V. Morrison of Scottsdale, Arizona, was promoted to vice president, assistant general counsel, and secretary of CSK Auto Richard B. Teitelman 73 Kathleen S. Schoene 82 David A. Warfield 84 Helmut Starr 85 Rebecca J. Brandau 88
3 40653_Law.Q6 3/12/04 5:48 PM Page CLASS NOTES Stacey S. Rosenberger 91 Michael E. Whittle 92 Douglas R. Brown 94 Michael C. Ford 95 Bryan Hopkins 96 Corporation, one of the nation s largest automotive parts and supplies retailers. Morrison is primarily responsible for corporate governance, including board of director and shareholder matters, SEC and NYSE compliance, finance and financial reporting, and environmental matters Gregory J. Kirsch, a Needle & Rosenberg shareholder in Atlanta, Georgia, recently was appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization to its List of Neutrals. WIPO, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the agency of the United Nations responsible for administering international intellectual property treaties and for providing other international IP-related services. WIPO uses its List of Neutrals to select IP experts, such as Kirsch, to serve as arbitrators and mediators in IP disputes Kenneth A. Hoffman and Neil H. Weinberg have been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company s 2003 list of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch. In an interesting twist, of the 40 attorneys named to the list, both Hoffman and Weinberg were in the same subsection during their first year of law school. A highly prestigious honor in the Illinois legal community, this list recognizes Illinois attorneys believed to be up and comers in Illinois law. Hoffman is one of the founders of the Chicago firm of Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC, where he is considered a rising star in the field of personal injury litigation. He and his wife, Julie (Comer) Hoffman, JD 89, reside in Highland Park, Illinois, with their children, Jack and Lucy. Julie is currently working as an executive in the public relations firm of Gita & Associates located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Weinberg is a principal at the Chicago firm of Much Shelist, where he chairs the firm s Wealth Transfer and Succession Planning Department. He and his wife, Jami, reside in Deerfield, Illinois, with their children, Samantha and Joshua. Stacey S. Rosenberger has joined Evans & Dixon LLC in St. Louis as an associate in the firm s Civil Litigation Practice. She represents insurers and selfinsured entities in a variety of tort and insurance litigation cases, and advises clients on coverage issues. Most recently Rosenberger served as an appellate attorney with the Missouri Public Defender s Office. Prior to that, she was a prosecutor in the Office of the Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis. Through the Law-Related Education Project, Rosenberger has taught local high school students about their rights and obligations under the law Stephanie Gulkin has been elected to partnership at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York. Gulkin is a business and finance lawyer whose practice focuses on public offerings, private equity transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Jeffrey M. Landes has been elected a partner at Epstein Becker & Green PC in New York City, where he continues to practice employment law from the management side. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Manhattan with their two daughters, Sophie, 4, and Robyn, 21 months. Michael E. Whittle has been elected to partnership at the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP. Based in St. Louis, Whittle concentrates in the areas of real estate and corporate law as a member of the firm s Business Services Department. Prior to joining the firm, he served as vice president of administration and corporate counsel for the Florida Marlins baseball club in Miami, Florida Douglas R. Brown has become a partner at Brody, Wilkinson and Ober PC in Southport, Connecticut. He specializes in estate planning and estate settlement, and subspecializes in probate and trust litigation. Brown recently completed a two-year tenure as board chairman of the Kennedy Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving the needs of 1,000 Connecticut individuals with disabilities. The organization was recognized during his chairmanship as being in the top 1 percent of rehabilitative organizations nationwide. Brown lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, with his wife, Kathryn, and their two children, Dustin and new baby Jonas. Kimberley Diamond has been named a member of Husch & Eppenberger LLC. Diamond practices in the Land Use Development and Financing Practice Group in the St. Louis office. She works with both private clients and political subdivisions in all types of transactions involving acquisition, development, leasing, sale, purchase, and financing of real estate. She specializes in transactions and litigation related to floodcontrol issues. After working in large to medium firms for six years, Tony Hartsoe has opened a solo practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His practice includes family law, mediation, Christian mediation and arbitration, plaintiff s medical malpractice, business law and litigation, products liability, workers compensation, asbestos litigation, large collections, insurance coverage, and serious injury litigation. Hartsoe and his wife, Lori Lynn, have four children, ages 9, 7, 2, and 6 months. Frans J. von Kaenel has joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC s St. Louis office as an associate in the firm s Land Use Devel-
4 40653_Law.Q6 3/12/04 5:48 PM Page 43 CLASS NOTES 43 opment and Financing Practice Group. Von Kaenel specializes in real-estate transactions Michael C. Ford has been named partner at Bryan Cave LLP. He joined the firm in 1995 and currently practices in the Phoenix office. Ford s practice concentrates on environmental and occupational safety law, including regulatory compliance advice and enforcement defense. He advises clients on issues under federal and state environmental and workplace safety laws, including permit compliance, spill reporting and remediation, cleanup cost recovery, and insurance recovery from state and private insurers Bryan Hopkins has been named a member of Husch & Eppenberger LLC. He practices in the General Business Litigation and Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Groups in the St. Louis office. In November 2001, Hopkins was mobilized by the United States Marine Corps for service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this mobilization, he worked on numerous legal issues, including the status of detainees captured in Afghanistan, procedures for military tribunals, and the Walker Lindh investigation. Llynn K. White has been named a shareholder in the firm of Polsinelli Shalton & Welte. White is a member of the Financial Services Department in the firm s St. Louis office, where she specializes in real estate, lease and loan enforcement, and banking litigation Nimrod Rod Chapel, Jr. (tax LLM) was recently elected a University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Council Member for Jackson County. A Kansas City, Missouri, resident, Chapel represents the North Kaw township-midtown area. The council provides funding and supervision for 4-H, nutritional information for families in the WIC program, and approximately 30 other programs. Chapel is a personal injury trial attorney with the Sly James Firm, Trial Lawyers PC. Max R. Delsoin has been elected to the board of delegates of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, a neighborhood improvement association in Denver, Colorado, with nearly 1,000 members in central Denver. Delsoin has served on the Housing and Zoning Committees. Evan R. Sotiriou has joined Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis. Sotiriou s practice focuses on advising clients regarding their patent portfolios and performing due diligence, including evaluating and analyzing the patent portfolios and products of prospective acquisitions, as well as advising clients regarding different types of mergers and acquisitions Tanuja Garde received the Herchel Smith Research Fellowship to teach and conduct research at the University of London s Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute in London, England. She will be teaching in the fields of international and comparative patent law and European industrial property law. Garde will also continue to work at Pillsbury Winthrop, where she is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department/Life Sciences Group, focusing on patent prosecution and litigation in organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. Currently Garde is heading the U.S. Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. Andrea Crowder Khoury and her husband, Paul Khoury, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Isabel Khoury, on July 18, Ava joins her two older brothers, Caide, 4, and Cole, 2. Khoury is an associate with Crowder & Scoggins, Ltd., in Columbia, Illinois. Her practice is concentrated in family law and collections. Rebecca L. (Kelsey) Roby has moved to Salzburg, Austria, to begin work as an in-house trademark and unfair competition lawyer with Red Bull GmbH. Her husband is working in Munich, Germany. Roby and her husband plan to spend several years overseas exploring Europe and practicing law Richard Carden and his wife, Sally, announce the birth of their third child, Maya Grace, in August Maya joins brothers Evan, 4, and Luc, 2. Carden was recently named partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, an intellectual property boutique in Chicago. June Casalmir has joined the newly formed Washington, D.C., office of Los Angeles-based Sheppard Mulling Richter & Hampton LLP as an associate where she continues her antitrust & trade regulation practice. Her husband, Joel Karns, is a business analyst with eplus, a procurement company based in Herndon, Virginia. The couple lives in Herndon with a twoyear-old hellraiser-in-residence, Quincy. After working for one of Los Angeles largest immigration law firms for almost four years, Connie Jones-Isais has opened her own firm, Isais & Pfeiffer, LLP. The firm, located in downtown Los Angeles, is dedicated to the practice of immigration and naturalization law. Lee Marshall and his wife, Andrea, recently welcomed new daughter, Lucy, into the world. Lucy joins three-year-old Grace in keeping her parents awake throughout the night. On the professional front, Marshall is an associate in the areas of intellectual property litigation and appeals at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis. Among other recent matters, he successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the case of Billy-Bob Teeth, Inc. v. Novelty, Inc., 329 F.3d 586 (7th Cir. 2003). Scott Moulton has joined the firm of Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass PC in St. Louis. He previously served as an officer in the United States Army s Judge Advocate General Corps. Moulton also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting offenses committed on federal property in Puerto Rico. Lori A. (Johnson) Spencer has accepted a position with the McMahan Law Firm in its Dalton, Georgia, office. The firm specializes in personal injury, including worker s compensation and nursing home neglect. Spencer lives in Ringgold, Georgia, with her husband, Dave; daughter Grace, 3; and son Drew, 21 months. Christopher Steiner has joined the Business Litigation Group in the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne LLP. His practice focuses on business litigation and appellate work. Steiner is a member of the American, Arizona, and Ohio State Bar Associations Andrea K. Marsh has joined the firm of Sommer Barnard Ackerson PC in Indianapolis as an associate. She is a member of the Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm, Marsh was an assistant professor of legal analysis, research, and communication at Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis The Law Department of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. has hired James C. Browning, Jr., to work as litigation counsel in the firm s St. Louis headquarters. Browning joins the company after two years
5 40653_Law.Q6 3/17/04 2:31 PM Page CLASS NOTES Nimrod Rod Chapel, Jr. 97 Justin D. Pitt 01 Amy L. Locklear 02 Jessica E. Merrigan 03 with the St. Louis office of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP. At A.G. Edwards, Browning s responsibilities include securities litigation, broker-dealer regulation, and commercial law. Justin D. Pitt has joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate in the litigation practice area in the firm s downtown Nashville, Tennessee, office. Pitt brings experience in the areas of construction, planning and zoning law, contract formation/ negotiation, commercial law, and employment law. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College, general counsel for Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, and head football coach for the Wilson County Consolidated Junior High School football team. Jonathan L. Pompan of Arlington, Virginia, has been promoted to associate counsel at the American Chemistry Council, Inc., where he was previously legal counsel. He will provide counsel to the American Plastics Council, primarily in the areas of contracts, antitrust, intellectual property, commercial, and general association law. Stefanie A. Ravenhill and her husband, Colin, were blessed with the arrival of their first child, Jacob Colin Ravenhill, on March 29, Ravenhill is with the Trusts & Estates Group of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP in St. Louis. Beth Burke Richardson has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, South Carolina, as an associate in the area of business litigation. Edward M. Shin recently persuaded the Illinois Appellate Court to reverse the 1991 murder conviction of a client. The appeals court agreed to remand the case to the Cook County Circuit Court for a new trial, based on Shin s arguments, which included prosecutorial misconduct. An article about Shin s legal victory was published on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in October The state of Illinois has filed notice that it will seek an appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court. Shin is an associate at Butler, Rubin, Saltarelli & Boyd in Chicago Jay B. Cohen has joined SK Telecom in its Seoul, Korea, headquarters as legal counsel. He practices in the company s International Legal Department. Amy L. Locklear has joined Gallop, Johnson & Neuman LC in St. Louis as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of corporate law. Locklear also has been involved in a variety of projects in other legal areas, such as corporate governance, environmental law, and governmental relations. Tonya McAlpine has joined Ellinger & Taylor in O Fallon, Missouri, as an associate. She specializes in family law, personal injury, and criminal cases Daniel J. Bollinger, Amy E. Clendennen, Heather F. Counts, Jonathan G. Musch, and Margaret McNaul have joined Thompson Coburn LLP. Bollinger (Corporate & Securities Practice Group), Clendennen (Labor & Employment Group), Counts (Tobacco Litigation Group), and Musch (Intellectual Property & IT Practice Group) will be based in the firm s St. Louis office. McNaul (Utilities Group) will practice in the Washington, D.C., office. Amy W. Choi and Jennifer M. Weber have joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC as associates in St. Louis. Choi, who practices in the firm s Labor and Employment Practice Group, focuses on all aspects regarding the defense of employers in employment litigation, such as those involving Title VII, ADA, and ADEA claims. She also assists employers in addressing various personnel issues. Weber, a member of the firm s Corporate Practice Group, assists small- and middle-market businesses with a broad range of legal and business issues, including business planning and formation, mergers and acquisition, and shareholder relations. Elliott M. Friedman has joined the Atlanta firm of Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP as an associate. The firm focuses on representing management in labor and employment law matters. Josef S. Glynias and Scott T. Jarboe have joined Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in the St. Louis office. Glynias joined the Labor & Employment Department; Jarboe joined the Corporate Department. Stephanie M. Grise and Bruce D. LeMoine have joined Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis. Grise is a member of the firm s Business Services Department where she concentrates her practice in the area of public law and finance, with an emphasis on transportation development districts and municipal financing. LeMoine is also a member of the firm s Business Services Department where he concentrates his practice in the areas of financial restructuring, reorganization, and bankruptcy. Molly M. (Wohlert) Jones married Sean Jones on August 9, Jones has joined Bryan Cave LLP as an associate in the St. Louis office; her husband works for Roadway Express, Inc. Jessica E. Merrigan has joined Lathrop & Gage as an associate. She will work out of the firm s Kansas City, Missouri, office. Her practice will focus on environmental litigation. Kevin A. Richardson has joined Zick, Voss & Politte PC as an associate in the firm s Washington, Missouri, office. He has been employed as a law clerk at the firm since May Richardson and his wife, Sarah, reside in Washington, Missouri.
6 40653_Law.Q6 3/17/04 1:11 PM Page IN REMEMBRANCE Gloria W. White, MJS 80, vice chancellor emerita for human resources, was known for her dedication to St. Louis and to Washington University, particularly as a visionary on behalf of minorities and women. She died September 20, 2003, of cardiac arrest at the age of 69. Gloria White demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the University and the St. Louis community, says Dean Joel Seligman, the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor. Her dedication to public service made us proud to recognize her among our distinguished alumni. Everyone loved and respected Gloria White, William H. Danforth, chancellor emeritus and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees, says. She knew and understood our strengths and our weaknesses and helped us be better people. She led the way to making Washington University a human place that cares for each individual, and she was always fun. We will all miss her. White began her career at the University in 1967 as associate director of the Upward Bound Program. After becoming an academic adviser to undergraduate students in Arts & Sciences, she was named director of the Office of Special Projects and of the Work-Study Career Scholarship Program for minority students. In 1972 White was named the University s affirmative action officer, and in 1975 she was promoted to director of personnel. Later that year she was named assistant vice chancellor for personnel and affirmative action; she was promoted to associate vice chancellor in 1981 and vice chancellor in As affirmative action officer, White was effective in increasing the number of minorities and women at the University. In Washington University in St. Louis: A History, the late Ralph E. Morrow, professor emeritus of history in Arts & Sciences, wrote that White was instrumental in moving the University from desegregation toward integration. After earning her bachelor s degree from Harris-Stowe Teachers College in 1956, White taught in St. Louis public schools from 1956 to She earned a master s in counseling and guidance in 1963 and a master of law degree in 1980, both from Washington University. Her community and public service involvement was extensive. She held leadership positions with Caring Program for Children, the American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries of Missouri, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Habitat for Humanity, Sheldon Concert Hall, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, RightChoice Managed Care Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri, and the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis. White received numerous recognitions for her professional and community contributions. Considered a national leader in university human resources management, she received the highest honor the College and University Personnel Association bestows on an individual: the Donald E. Dickason Award. Among other recognitions is the Washington University award established in her name that each year recognizes exceptional contributions by a staff member. Gloria W. White, MJS 80 IN MEMORIAM 1937 Marcus A. Brown 1949 James J. Chubb 1976 John Munson Morris, III 1932 Galen M. Campbell 1934 Phillip Rashbaum 1935 Robert L. Broderick 1938 Franklin Ferriss 1941 Leroy Kopolow 1947 Frank C. Mansfield 1952 Edward P. Burke Walter M. Clark 1954 Warren A. Gorton, Jr Clinton Almond 1980 Gloria White 1987 Jeffrey Deon Hilliard 1990 Kathleen Nooney