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"OHS grads making marks on globe" 
by Claudine Carlton
Oberlin News-Tribune
April 16, 2002

People who wish to help Oberlin High School and Langston Middle School have a unique opportunity to help between now and June 30th.  Richard and Nancy Ninde, who live at Kendal at Oberlin, will match each dollar donated to The Access Program for Oberlin, up to a maximum of $450,000. Access needs more money for mentoring young people, advising students and their parents, and providing post-secondary scholarships. Contributions can be made to The Oberlin Ninde Challenge,
 P.O. Box 121,
Oberlin, OH 44074.

Now let me share with you news, which has come to me recently, about OHS graduates.  Congratultions to Carrie Osborne who has earned her master's degree at Georgia State.  She is teaching middle school special education students in Atlanta. She has achieved national board certification in the area of exceptional needs. Her sister Heather works at Emory University's PeopleSoft Program in financial aid.

Teaching Tom Barson, OHS '67, was a unique experience for me.  When I became frustrated in teaching a specific topic, he would step in and take over. He is now a program director for an automotive B2B services company called Covisint in Southfield, Michigan.

Delacy Belizaire is serving in guest relations at Universal Studios in Orlando. He is also attending Rollins College. His brother Jevan is a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army reserves legal corp. He will return to Ohio State in the spring. He works for Bay Pointe Technology selling Hewlett-Packard systems and hardware.  His brother Dave is working for a health administration company (A.S.E.) in Broadview Heights, doing sales/brokering of health benefits.

Let's update ourselves about the BrunosDavid is working in development for Alfred University in New York. Larry is an orthopedist in Medina, and his twin Lori Chmura is a literacy instructor in the Elyria schools. Mary Beth Lewis is in charge of the web page for the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is also editor of a monthly newspaper. Mike is a database language programmer in Tampa. He is also a magician.

Aksel Casson is working on his doctorate in anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle.  This year his research will take him to Turkey to investigate the flooding of the Black Sea.

Kim Clark Slimak is a senior programmer/analyst for CAE USA based in Tampa. However, she lives in and telecommunicates from Oberlin.

Next let us talk about the Degennaro brothers.  Alan teaches chemistry at  Westminster High School in Westminster, Maryland.  At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Ray teaches economics. Tony teaches chemistry at Reynoldsburg High School.

Next it is the Greenbergs' turn.  David televises workshops and seminars for the Institute of Legal Education in Ann Arbor. Judy is a sychotherapist in Seattle where  their sister Lisa is a midwife.

David Grimm has been a professional playwright and screenwriter in New York City for the past ten years. His most recent play, "Kit Marlowe," was produced by the NY Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre.  Currently he is Playwright-in-Residence at Hartford Stage in Connecticut.

There are three older Kretchmar brothers. Dick is manager of the sales staff of Laich Company in Cleveland.  His wife Lorna Chapin teaches art at OHS. Scott 's field at Penn State is the philosophy of physical education.  He is the author of  the "Practical Philosophy of Sport."  His wife Janet Lyman teaches advanced English at the high school  State College.  Ted is the curriculum director of the Everman Schools,
near Fort Worth.

Amy Lambert is working at the Center for Health Research in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. During her postdoc there, she is supported by a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to examine the health effects of inhaled particulate matter air pollution on respiratory viral infection.

Quincy Land is a gunnery sargeant in the Marines in Lexington Park, MD.  After 20 years of service he will be retiring July 31st.  His sister Regina is a stay-at-home mom.  Their sister Stacy is a registered nurse in critical care at Community Health Partners.

Sgt. Ken Ryan Marshall is stationed in Germany with the U. S. Army.  He is specializing in communications technology.

Michael Mayo is currently serving his third enlistment in the U.S. Navy as a combat Boat crewmen/coxswain in Manama, Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf. He remarked, "I applaude the Class of '89 for its hard work, and it makes me proud to know that these are the people that I am keeping out of harm's way.  I have seen the world and can see that the class of '89 is trying to make a differance.  These people of the class of '89 are living the American dream.  Personally I think that what I do can help clear the way for a better America."

Larry Palmer teaches physiology at the Cornell med school in New York City.  His research involves kidneys.

Now it is the Pearsons' turn. Robin is the administrative assistant to chief of police and the captain of the Oberlin police department.  Sharon is assistant to the City's administration.  Wes is building maintenance assistant for the headquarters of the Jehovah Witnesses in New York City.

Reunions of the OHS classes of '82 (Nov. 29-30) and '92 (tentatively Aug. 31) are being planned.  Members of the former may contact Martha L. Harris (marmarlh@msn.com) at (440) 775-1079 or P.O. Box 0593, Oberlin, OH 44074.

Members of '92 should contact David Arcuri (Quido50@aol.com) at 341 C N. Walden Lane, Wellington, OH 44090 or (440) 647-9436.

Al Goerlich (goerlich@oberlin-high.org) is the webmaster for an Oberlin alumni site, www.oberlin-high.org.  He is particularly looking for information from exchange students who studied at OHS and for OHS alums who studied abroad.  He may be reached at 

1987 Linda St.,
Marion, OH 43302-8522. 

Al is a subcontractor for Applied Computer Systems in Johnstown.

Keep your news coming to
Claudine Carlton
143 Kendal, Oberlin,
(440) 774-6542.

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