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Class of 1975 Reunion

 

Catch up with the Class of 1975

As a way to catch up with our classmates prior to our virtual gathering, we encourage all classmates to fill out the Alumni Class Reunion Questionnaire. All submissions will be posted below.

 

Robert Brookland
Employment History: In 1984 after completing my residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania I moved to Greater Baltimore Medical Center. I have been Chairman of its Department of Radiation Oncology since 1996. My non-paying gigs have included chairman of: the GBMC Foundation, The American Cancer Society’s Maryland Division, Mid-Atlantic Division, South Atlantic Division and I currently serve as Chairman of the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Washington D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD
Advanced Degrees after Albright: I graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1979, completed one year on internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1980, a second year of internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in 1981, and completed residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. I was awarded my F.A.C.R. and F.A.C.R.O. in subsequent years.
Children’s Name & Age:
Jenn, age 37; Aly age 36; and Sophia age 14
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Everett, age 5; Zachary, age 2.5; Drew, age 1; and Julia, age 2 months
Hobbies: reading, traveling, skiing, cooking, and my non-profit organizational activities
Albright Memories: Classes with Dr Barth were the best, I loved Ted Sargent’s classes, and Dr Kistler was the greatest character who never failed to make you smile with his “Brookland, you are the dumbest person in the class…but I will give you one chance to redeem yourself- what is the greatest source of evil in the world? ”

 

Richard Chwastiak
Spouse: Ann Marie Stefero
Employment History: Self-employed and Pediatric physician and surgeon
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA and Tamaqua, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Doctor of Pediatric Medicine, Temple University, 1980; American Board of Pediatric Medicine and Surgery 1988; Residency Director Pediatric Surgery, Miners Memorial Hospital
Children’s Name & Age:
Richard Jr, 33 yrs. and Nicole, 32 yrs.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing,boating and automobiles
Albright Memories: Organic labs, biology practicals, Drs Leininger, Morgan Heller, Rapp Independent research on free radical halogenation reactions with bicyclic compounds, almost drafted in my second year but saved at the last minute with the ending of the draft before being deployed to Vietnam

 

Jane (Hall) Daley
Employment History: Semi-retired from St Joe’s Hospital; 1975-1985, 1998-present, RN St Joseph Hospital (Penn State Health St Joseph); 1995-1998 RN, Home Health of America; 1992-1995 RN, Reading School District
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Reading, PA
Children’s Name & Age: Kaitlin P. Daley, 35 and Ryan W. Daley, 34
Hobbies: Travel, Wine & Beer tasting, Reading and Jigsaw puzzles
Albright Memories: Rolling down the hills at Kelchner Field and the Science building, Parties at Riverside, Being scared to death of clinical days at Reading Hospital and Community General, Senior year at Oak Forest Apts. and Petite Salads at Arners? And ice cream at Kricks!

 

Frankie Davis
Spouse: Deborah Davis
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC
Children’s Name & Age: Frankie L. Davis, Jr. – 44, Julius M. Davis, Sr. – 41 and Anne-Marie Davis – 38

 

Rei (Makino) Fuller
Spouse: Bradley Fuller
Employment History: American Bank and Trust Co. of Pa., Meridian Bank/CoreStates Bank/First Union Capital Markets; MetLife Financial Services; Sterling Financial Corporation/PNC Financial Services. Retired since 2013
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Lived in the suburbs of Reading (Reiffton and Birdsboro) for 40 years. Moved to Asheville, NC, in 2014, loving it.
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Master’s Degree of Business Administration, Penn State University
Children’s Name & Age:
No children – thank goodness!
Hobbies: Traveling (was planning to go to Japan and go on a tour to France with my sister in May, go on a Mississippi River cruise to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary in June and go to Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, etc. in August – all cancelled), hiking, going out to restaurants and music venues, and Toastmasters (three-time Distinguished Toastmaster).
Albright Memories: Midnight typing of term papers in the Selwyn basement the day before the deadlines, working in the Alumni Office, and our wedding in Merner-Pfeiffer chapel officiated by Dr. Cocroft and Dr. Prestwood on the day before my graduation from Albright.

 

Kathleen Hornberger
Spouse: Craig Hillemann
Employment History: 1987-1993: Assistant Professor of Biology, Widener University; 1993 — 2007: Associate Professor of Biology, Widener University; 2007 — to the present: Associate Professor of Science & Director of Environmental Community Outreach, Widener University
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Springfield, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Aston, Pennsylvania
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS in Botany, Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University), December 1980; PhD in Botany, University of Arkansas, December 1986
Children’s Name & Age:
No children
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: No grandchildren
Hobbies: Ballroom dancing, Antiquing, Gardening and Reading
Albright Memories: Many seasons of caving & camping in West Virginia with Drs. Hall, Heller & Dougherty for ecology classes and bat research, with visits to Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks

 

Jon Jensen
Spouse: Mary Lee (Mel) Jensen
Employment History: 1980-85 Executive Director, Wildlife Preservation Trust International; 1985-89 Senior Program Associate, Pew Charitable Trusts; 1989-93 Associate Director, Pew Scholars Program in Conservation and the Environment (University of MI); 1993-07 Senior Program Associate, George Gund Foundation (Cleveland); 2007-19 Executive Director, Park Foundation Inc. (Ithaca NY)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: North Wales, PA; Lewisburg, PA; Cambridge, UK; Ardmore, PA; Lansdowne, PA; Chestnut Hill, PA; Ann Arbor, MI; Chagrin Falls, OH; Ithaca, NY; Cayuga Heights, NY;  Lansing, NY and Danby, NY
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS in Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, 1980
Children’s Name & Age:
Peter Alan – 36 and Emily Alison – 34
Hobbies: Photography, junk sculpture, cycling, reading and home renovation
Albright Memories: Hanging out at the Hoobie House (Pi Tau Beta). Concerts (Billy Joel, Springsteen). Me and Kevin Daniels being dropped off in Valley Forge National Park as a pledge. Bat banding in WV caves with Dr. Hall. Sewer lids (veal parmesan), hockey pucks (burgers) and mystery balls (?) at the dining hall.

 

Rich Kelly
Spouse: Tracy Kelly
Employment History: Memorex Corp. Distributor Programs Manager, Danarian Associates Owner (self employed printing company), Sony Corporation Key Account Manager, Totowa Systems Director of Sales, Virginia College, Adjunct Instructor.
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Montclair, N.J., Plainfield, N.J., Memphis, Tn., Pensacola, Florida, Millville, N.J.
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Grand Canyon University – M.S. Accounting, Master of Business Administration, M.S., Leadership, Doctoral candidate in business administration, management
Children’s Name & Age:
Danielle, 41; Ariel, 37; Ian Richard, 33; Hugh Campbell, 21
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Jaxson Francis, 7; Hailey Kelly, 4; Kayley Madison, 3; Joshua Richard, 9 months
Hobbies: Golf, watching old movies, traveling/cruising
Albright Memories: Pi Tau Beta house, WXAC, Agon, Drs. Hummel, Bishop, Yoder classes. Off campus parties (Eplers Grove and Riverside). Playing basketball. Cafeteria hot dogs on buttered New England buns.

 

Bruce Legawiec
Spouse: Deborah Legawiec
Employment History: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Newark, NJ (1975 to 1979), Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell, CPA’s Palm Springs, Ca. (1979 to 2008), Osborne Rincon, CPA’s (2008 to present)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: North Caldwell, NJ (1975 to 1979). Palm Desert, California (1979 to present)
Advanced Degrees after Albright: CPA & CFP
Children’s Name & Age:
Staci (42), Nicholas (39), Edwin (30)
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Ailia (7), Owen (6), Emily (5), Luke (4)
Hobbies: I used to play a lot of tennis…until 3 knee operations did me in,…so these days, its golf, 5K runs, travel, going to concerts (pre Covid) and playing with grandkids.
Albright Memories: Albright Court freshman year was a blast, parties at various locations, tennis team with Doc Yoder, The Boss and Billy Joel concerts, football game in the snow outside of North Hall, 4th floor Smith (but wait…there were only 3 floors), Ronnie’s Exeter Street Cafe (I think that’s what we called it), Inter-mural football (Go- nads), the night before graduation (roaming the campus…in the rain, with Steve Dorn, aka “Dorney”), graduation day…and of course great friends and great education too.

 

Richard Leshner
Spouse: Kaia Christiansen
Employment History: Chief, Cardiology Section St Mary Medical Center. Langhorne PA; Clinical Cardiologist at Newtown Cardiology Associates; Board of Directors, Woods Services
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Newtown, Pa and Wyncote, Pa
Advanced Degrees after Albright: DO. Philadelphia college of Osteopathic Medicine 1979; Internal Medicine Albert Einstein Medical Center 1983; Cardiology Fellowship Deborah Heart And Lung Center 1986
Children’s Name & Age:
Juliet Leshner, 31
Hobbies: Reading, Movies and Walks
Albright Memories: Time with Friends and Interim Semester to Paris with Professor Ann Myers

 

Leonard Levin
Spouse: Bonnie Levin
Employment History: 1978-1980, Assistant Editor, Biosciences Information Service; 1980-1981, Assistant Microbiologist, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital; 1981-1983, Microbiology Technologist, Methodist Hospital; 1983-1988, Microbiology Supervisor, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ; 1988-1990, Editor-in-Chief, AIDS Insurance Reports; 1990-1991, Laboratory Manager, Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia; 1991-2012, Administrative Director of Laboratory, Capital Health; 2012-2014, Microbiology Supervisor, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, NJ; 2014-2020, Administrative Director of Laboratory Services, Holy Redeemer Hospital
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Philadelphia, PA; Bensalem, PA; Langhorne, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS, Microbiology & Immunology; MBA, Finance
Children’s Name & Age:
Neal Levin, 38; Howard Levin, MD (Albright Class of 2007), 35; Andrew Levin, 33
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Penelope Levin, 5 and Micah Levin, 1
Hobbies: Tennis, violinist with Olney Symphony Orchestra and clarinetist with Tri-County Band of Feasterville
Albright Memories: Getting new nickname “Leo”, Pep Band, Creating string ensemble and attending athletic awards dinner after winning air hockey championship.

 

Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson
Spouse: William Stetler-Stevenson
Employment History: Pathologist, Head of Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 1987-present
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Chicago IL 1975-1987, Gaithersburg, MD 1987-1990, Silver Spring, MD 1990-1994, Kensington, MD 1994- present
Advanced Degrees after Albright: M.D. and Ph.D Northwestern University
Children’s Name & Age:
Margaret Stetler-Stevenson – 27
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, mixology, and game nights with friends. Former Girl Scout leader.
Albright Memories: Partying with friends, Dr. Fay’s and Dr. Marsha Green’s classes

 

William Stetler-Stevenson
Spouse: Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson
Employment History: Resident Physician (Housestaff), McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Chicago, IL (1984-1987); Senior Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD (1987-1991); Medical Officer (Tenure) Lab. Pathology, NCI, NIH (1991-1993); Chief, Extracellular Matrix Pathology Section, LP, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH (1993-2003); Chair, Vascular Biology Faculty, CCR, NCI, NIH (2001-2004); Senior Investigator, Cell and Cancer Biology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH (2003-2009); Senior Investigator, Radiation Biology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH (2009-2016); Senior Investigator, Senior Biomedical Research Service, National Institutes of Health (2009-2019); Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Pathology, CCR, NCI, NIH (2019-present)
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Chicago, IL (1975-1987); Gaithersburg, MD (1987-1991); Wheaton, MD (1991-1994); Kensington, MD (1994-present)
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1983); M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (1984)
Children’s Name & Age:
Margaret Georgina Stetler-Stevenson, age 27
Hobbies: Genealogy, contemporary literature, music (learning guitar and keyboard), golf and swimming
Albright Memories: Psychobiology with Marsha Green, Senior Fall finals, HAIR, Springsteen, Taraxacum officinale & HPLC project (co-investigators R. Rapp and M. Stetler), Albright Court doubles tennis ‘tournaments’.

 

Welcome to our 45th Reunion!

While our lives have changed significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Albright had to make the difficult decision to pivot from the typical in-person, on-campus events to a re-imagined virtual experience for Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2020.

Until we are able to reschedule our in-person reunion for a future date, we will still commemorate this year with virtual class gatherings.

Class of 1975 Virtual Gatherings 
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3-6 p.m., To be held virtually on Zoom

– Class of 1975 Academics Virtual Gathering, 3 p.m. EST.
Did you have a head for business, the brains for biology, a heart for the humanities, or a combined interest with Albright’s interdisciplinary studies? Join a breakout room based on an academic area to recall your time together with your classmates.

-Class of 1975 Activities Virtual Gathering, 4 p.m. EST.
Drop in to chat with fellow members of Domino Players, Albrightian, CCB, Turkey Band, Dance Marathon, SGA, Orientation Leaders, WXAC and more clubs galore!

-Class of 1975 Virtual Cocktail Party, 5 p.m. EST. 
The class of 1975 has come up with its own cocktail recipe – the Ruby Redtini. Have yours in hand and ready to toast the 45 years since graduating from Albright!

Ruby Redtini
1 oz. Ruby grapefruit juice
3/4 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. grenadine
1 1/2 oz London Dry gin (or vodka)
Twist of lime for garnish
Shake with ice (James Bond style)
Strain into chilled martini glass.

Class of 1975 45th Reunion Committee Members: Frankie Davis, Robin Hynicka, Jon Jensen, Rich Kelly and Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson

Those who pre-register for the class event will receive the Zoom link starting Mon., September 21. Join the “Albright College Class of 1975” Facebook group to stay up to date on the virtual gatherings.

Click here to register for the Class of 1975 Virtual Gatherings

Registered Attendees: (Updated 9/16/2020)
Robert Brookland
Richard Chwastiak
Frankie Davis
Rei Fuller
Jon Jensen
Richard Kelly
Bruce Legawiec
Richard Leshner
Leonard Levin
Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson
William Stetler-Stevenson