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WINTER 1991 


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President Announces Resignation Plans 

Kaplan to step down August 31 to pursue teaching interests 

Having guided UNH's transformation 
from an undergraduate commuter 
campus to a modern university with 
both resident and commuting students 
and more than 20 highly respected 
graduate programs, Phillip Kaplan 
announced October 29 that he will step 
down as president of the university, 
effective August 31, 1991. 

Citing personal and professional 
reasons, especially a desire to return to 
teaching, Kaplan revealed his intention 
in separate announcements to the 
UNH faculty and staff and, afterward, 
at a news conference on campus. 

At a special meeting of the Faculty 
senate held in the auditorium of Dodds 
Hall, Kaplan said: "First and foremost 
in my consideration is my sense and 

"First and foremost in my 
consideration is my sense and 
my conviction that it is time for 
a change and that the destiny of 
the college should be placed in 
younger hands..." 

my conviction that it is time for a 
change and that the destiny of the 
college should be placed in younger 
hands. ..I feel confident that the univer- 
sity is in a strong and stable position... 
(and) knowing that. ..allows me to... 
(leave the presidency) after nearly two 
decades of growth and change." 

The faculty responded to the 

president's announcement by giving 
him .i standing ovation and crowding 
around to shake his hand in a clear 

demonstration of their affection. 
In a letter distributed the same 
morning to all university employees, 
Kaplan reiterated his belief that the 
university is strong and stable "and, I 
think, significantly different from what 
it was in the early 1970s." He cited 
among the university's strengths the 
quality of the faculty, improvements to 

Attn- IS years as UNH President, Phillip KnpLm 
.(•/// resign from the position on August 31 to 
resume his teaching career. 

university facilities, expansion of its 
physical plant, capital improvements 
now underwav and, in particular, the 
growth of the university's graduate 

He noted that a nine-member search 
committee headed by Robert F. \\ ilson, 
a member of the UNH Board of 
c lovemors, has been established to 
launch a national search tor a new 
president. Committee members 

include: Henry E. Bartels, William I. 
Bergman, William C. Bruce, Murray 
Gerber, Flemming L. Norcott, Jr., Joyce 
O. Resnikoff, Francis A. Schneiders, 
and Leon J. Talalav. 

As for his own plans, Kaplan said 

"I want you to knew tint I'm 
taking leave of you as president 
with a lasting affection and a 
great deal of gratitude for all 
you have done to lielp achieve a 
great deal throughout our many 
years together..." 

that he will take a one-year sabbatical 
leave, during which time he plans to 
travel with his wife and then spend at 
least eight to nine months engaged in 
extensive study in preparation for his 
return to the classroom. Kaplan is ex- 
pected to resume his teaching career as 
a professor of economics in the UNH 
School of Business in the fall of 1992. 

"1 want you to know that I'm taking 
leave of you as president with a lasting 
affection and a great deal of gratitude 
tor all vmi have done to help achieve a 
great deal throughout our many years 
together," said Kaplan. ' 'Serving as 
president has been a great privilege 
as well as a source of tremendous 
personal satisfaction. 1 am grateful for 
your support." 

Newsot Kaplan's resignation was 
carried on several major radio and 
television networks as well as in area 


Ethics Seminar Focuses on Workplace Issues 

When people ask him how they can 
tell if a decision they are making 
is unethical, David Nassef, ombuds- 
man at Pitney Bowes, offers them a 
simple but effective rule of thumb. "I 
ask them, Do you want your decision 
to be printed on the front page of the 
local paper for your family to read?'" 

Helping employees work through 
such ethical dilemmas is not as uncom- 
mon as one might think, said Nassef, 
one of four panelists who recently 
appeared on the UNH campus as a 
participant in "Ethics Programs for the 
Workplace: How Do They Work?," 
held in Dodds Hall Auditorium on 
October 3. 

More than 125 people turned out to 
hear the views expressed by ethics 
experts from the public, non-defense 
and defense sectors. Moderated by 
Judith Neal, associate professor of 
management at UNH, the program 
included lectures by Nassef, Alan 
Plofsky, executive director and general 
counsel for the State of Connecticut 
Ethics Commission, Kent 
Druyvesteyn, staff vice president for 
the ethics program at General Dynam- 
ics, and Audrey Clapham, associate 
director of the university's Southeast- 
ern Connecticut branch. 

Tracing various models of ethical 
analysis from ancient Greece through 
modern times, Clapham emphasized 

Kent Druyvesteyn, staff vice president for the 
ethics program at General Dynamics, was one 
of four speakers who participated in the special 
ethics seminar held in October. 

that ethics sets the standards for 
agreements between groups of people 
be they employers and employees, 
students and teachers, sellers and 
buyers. Having ethical guidelines 
provides a more secure and satisfying 
work environment, she said. 

As head of a seven-member biparti- 
san citizen group that establishes and 
enforces codes for public officials, 

lobbyists and others in Connecticut, 
Plofsky spoke about ethics in the public 
sector. Directly involved in creating 
codes that deal specifically 
with financial disclosure, conflict of 
interest, real estate development, 
banking and gift restriction, he praised 
the role of citizens and the media in 
establishing ethics rules and influenc- 
ing existing codes. He underscored the 
importance of public backing in the call 
for ethical behavior. 

Both Nassef and Druyvesteyn shared 
their professional experiences as 
overseers of ethics programs in the 
defense and non-defense sectors. The 
two defined their responsibilities 
largely as establishing acceptable 
guidelines, sharing ethical values with 
all within the organization, and 
monitoring and, if necessary, enforcing 
these norms. 

While both men agreed that ethics 
programs provide a supportive 
atmosphere for ethical behavior, each 
also said that people develop their own 
values as part of the life process. Said 
Druyvesteyn, "We're not in the 
business of replacing missing values." 

The forum, the second in a series of 
programs on ethics at UNH, was 
sponsored by Richardson-Vicks U.S.A., 
United Illuminating, the Electric Boat 
Division of General Dynamics and the 
Bank of New Haven. 

UNH Prof Visits Germany As Guest of Inter Nationes 

Shortly after sharing his views about 
the economic development of 
Central Europe at a Wisconsin-based 
conference, Michael Kublin received 
what some international business 
professionals might have considered 
the offer of a lifetime — an invitation to 
go to Germany and talk with leading 
experts first-hand about the economic 
challenges there. 

Kublin, an assistant professor of 
international business and marketing, 
arrived in Germany just three weeks 
after unification as one of 10 invited 
guests of Inter Nationes, a private 
organization funded by the German 
government. The group is working to 
stimulate interest in their country by 
welcoming outsiders who they hope 
will return to their native lands and 
write about their experiences. 

During his two week stay Kublin 
met with economists, university 

professors and German officials and 
had the opportunity to visit Berlin, 
Hanover, Munich and Leipzig. 

"One of the most incredible experi- 
ences I had was traveling by taxi from 
West Berlin into East Berlin," says 
Kublin in recounting his experiences. 
"Within the space of 10 minutes I was 
in another world. West Berlin is bustling, 
opulent, energetic and colorful while 15 
minutes away the eastern section of the 
city is drab, poor and dilapidated." 

Kublin attributes many of the 
problems surrounding the unification 
effort to these differences, and those 
problems are mounting daily. Although 
there was an initial euphoria on both 
sides about a united Germany and 
privatization of East German industry, 
the amount of work and money that 
must be tunneled into the East to 
bring industries up to par has made 
both German and international 

investors wary, he says. 

No official figures were available 
from government sources regarding 
the actual number of outside investors 
to date, but Kublin estimates that the 
percentages are small, and so far, he 
says the majority of investments have 
been made by large multinational 
German and non-German firms. He 
speculates that fear of inflation 
coupled with labor and environmental 
problems within East Germany are 
slowing down the privatization effort 
even though viable business opportu- 
nities exist in the German economy, 
particularly in the machine tool, 
consumer goods and tourist industries. 

As for how long the process of 
economic integration will take, the 
answers are unclear. Says Kublin, "In 
Germany, the optimists say five years, 
the pessimists say 10 years and the 
realists, like myself, say 15 years." 


The university's first- 
ever doctoral candidates 
— Jean Woodruff 
Laliberte (left) and 
Sandra Honig-Haftel — 
found themselves in the 
limelight during 
commencement exercises 
held in the North 
Campus gymnasium on 
Saturday, January 19. 

UNH Awards 600 Degrees/Two Doctorates 

It was history in the making. The 
university awarded its first two 
doctoral degrees in management 
systems to Sandra Honig-Haftel of 
Cromwell and Jean Woodruff Laliberte 
of Springfield, MA, during winter 
commencement ceremonies held on 
campus the afternoon of January 19. 
Resplendent in blue and gold robes, 
the women held center stage for 
onlookers and the press alike, as they 
joined their fellow UNH graduates — 
more than 600 in number — in 
accepting their degrees before an 
overflow crowd in the North Campus 

After brief opening remarks by 
Board of Governors Chairman Norman 
I. Botwinik and a musical prelude by 
the West Haven Symphony Orchestra 
Ensemble, President Phillip Kaplan 
presented honorary degrees to Edward 
F. Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychol- 
ogy and director of the Bush Center in 
Child Development and Social Policy 
at Yale University, and to Henry C. 
Lee, director of the Connecticut State 
Forensic Science Laboratory and 
practitioner in residence in forensic 
science at UNH. 

Then, in the midst of camera flashes, 
Graduate School Dean William Gere 

presented the doctoral degrees to 
Laliberte and Honig-Haftel, the first of 
nearly 410 graduate degrees awarded. 
Later, approximately 225 undergradu- 
ates accepted their degrees from the 
deans of each of the university's five 
undergraduate schools. 

After brief remarks by Alumni 
Association President Stanley 
Gniazdowski 72, who officially 
welcomed all the new graduates into 
its extended family. 

A reception held in the Student 
Center Lounge for the graduates and 
their families and friends capped the 
day's event. 

Families and friends of the more titan 600 
UNH graduates turned out to congratulate the 
class of 1991. 

Henry C. Lee, director of the Connecticut State Forensic Science Laboratory and Edward F. Zigler, 
Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale, received honorary degrees. Shown (left to right) are: Board 
of Governors Chairman Norman I. Botwinik, Lee, Zigler and President Phillip Kaplan. 


UNH Student Wins a Chance 
to be President for a Day 

Little did Carl McFadden know 
when he came to UNH four years 
ago as a freshman that he would one 
day be sitting behind the president's 

McFadden, a senior majoring in 
financial accounting from Wilmington, 
MA, won a chance to trade places with 
UNH President Phillip Kaplan through 
a raffle sponsored by the Day Student 
Government to help raise money for 
the Hill Health Corporation's toys for 
children Christmas program. Some 
$500 was donated to the corporation 
by the DSG. 

McFadden, who lives on campus in 
the Pare Vendome Residence Hall, 
bought several tickets to better the 
odds of winning a view from the 
president's seat. 

As president for the day on Decem- 
ber 10, McFadden started his daily 
schedule with a breakfast meeting with 
the president and several UNH 
students. He had an opportunity to 
meet with the Vice President for 

Carl McFadden (left), a senior from Wilmington, MA, enjoyed his day in the president's office in 
Maxcy Hall. As president for a day on December 10, McFadden met with President Phillip Kaplan 
(right) and with fellow students and key university administrators. 

Finance Frederick Fischer, the Director 
of Facilities Justin McManus and with 
several members of the university's 
Alumni Board. 

McFadden said he appreciated the 

chance to see how a university the size 
of UNH works behind-the-scenes and 
said everyone from the president to the 
administrative staff really made him 
feel comfortable in his new role as 
president for a day. 

Winter 1991 

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Vol. XIII, No. 2 

rT'S ALL IN THE GAME — Tackling such problems as world hunger, saving the rain forests and 
balancing the budget are not easy tasks as participants in the World Came, a unique simulation 
activity, found out. More than 100 players turned out for the exercise ofivits held in the North 
Campus gymnasium on October 4. Tlie brainchild of Buckminister Fuller, an American inventor 
and philosopher, the game zvas designed to help people think about the earth's future by affording an 
inside look at international trade and a variety of societal ills. The event, held on campus for the first 
time, was sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and the Day Student Government. 

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Bartels lecturer William Weisz, vice chairman of the board and retired chief executive officer of 
Motorola, Inc., (left) graciously accepts a plaque presented by Victor Cooper, vice president of the 
Day Student Government, at the conclusion of his on-campus address on November 19. 

Weisz Discusses American Industry 
and International Competitiveness 

"Today in American industry, there is 
a renaissance going on. .."Made in the 
U.S.A.' is coming back into vogue, and 
we are reading about the beginnings of 
an export boom." These words 
essentially summarize the views 
expressed by William J. Weisz, vice 
chairman of the board and retired chief 
executive officer of Motorola, Inc., 
when he appeared at UNH on Novem- 
ber 19 as the fall 1990 Distinguished 
Bartels Fellow. 

In an hour-long address to a stand- 
ing room-only crowd of students, 
faculty and members of the regional 
business community, Weisz outlined 
his beliefs about American industry 
and international competitiveness. He 
said that the customer (local or foreign) 
will buy the product with the best 
value and that, if American companies 
provide products that excel in quality, 
reliability, features, price, customer 
service and the like, they can compete 
successfully in any major market in the 
world. He added that "American 
companies are redoubling their efforts" 
in these fundamental areas and cited 
several success stories. 

Among the successes Weisz dis- 
cussed were two cases in which his 
own firm, Motorola, 1988 winner of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award, has gained significant market 
share in the world marketplace. In the 
first instance, Weisz spoke about 

compering against the Japanese — in 
Japan. In the late 1970s, he stated, 
Motorola was given the opportunity to 
design and build a radio pager for the 
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone 
Company. By 1980, the U.S. firm had 
won the first production contract ever 
given by NTT to a foreign communica- 
tions supplier, and to date, Motorola 
has delivered over 900,000 radio pagers 
to the Japanese company. 

Example number two concerned 
Motorola's new micro TAC portable 
telephone, a sample of which Weisz 
pulled out of his shirt pocket to show 
the audience. He described the short- 
cycle process by which the telephone is 
manufactured and declared that this 
product, "designed and made in the 
U.S.A. is competing successfully — 
winning — against those manufactured 
anywhere in the world." He added, 
with this product, Motorola has "the 
Number 1 market share in the world." 

In addition to Ms address given at 
4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Dodds 
Hall, Weisz spent his day on campus in 
meetings and discussions with under- 
graduate students and faculty from the 
UNH schools of Business and Engi- 
neering. He also participated in an 
informal luncheon hosted by M.L. 
McLaughlin, dean of the School of 
Business, and talked with students and 
business people at a reception follow- 
ing his speech. 

Robert B. Dodds 
Passes Away 

Robert B. Dodds, a long-time mem- 
ber of the Board of Governors and a 
staunch supporter of the university, 
died November 13. Born in Wabbaseka, 
AR, on March 11, 1904, Dodds was 
president and treasurer of the Safety 
Electrical Equipment Corporation in 
Hamden and Wallingford for 29 years. 

His affiliation with UNH began in 
1927 when he taught electrical engi- 
neering. He joined the university's 
Board of Governors in 1968 and has 
been an active promoter of the univer- 
sity since that time. He was awarded 
an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 
1980 and that same year a new athletic 
field on the university's North Campus 
was named in his honor in recognition 
of his unstinting generosity and 
support for the university. The School 
of Business also was named after him 
in 1985. 

Dodds' most recent involvement in 
the university's activities included 
service as honorary chairman of the 
university's Fund for Engineering; the 
fund raised more than $2.5 million for 
construction, equipment and the 
establishment of an endowment fund 
in the School of Engineering. Dodds' 
special interest was in the dean's 
endowment which supports faculty 
development and student scholarships. 

Dodds, a Woodbridge resident, 
leaves a wife, daughter and three 

Robert B. Dodds 


New ReQuest System Part of 
Several Library Improvements 

Whether they're searching for 
information on the latest devel- 
opments in the Middle East or research 
on an obscure medieval poet, UNH 
students will find the help they need as 
close as the Marvin K. Peterson 
Library. The library's new reQuest 
system, a computerized information 
network run by the State of Connecti- 
cut, provides access to four million 
records at the touch of a button. 
Located near the library's card catalog, 
the new reQuest microcomputer 
terminal was a gift to the university 
made possible through the generosity 
of Fenmore R. Seton, a long-time 
member of the UNH Board of Gover- 
nors, and his wife, Phyllis. The plaque 
honoring the Setons and the persons in 
whose name the gift was given was 
officially unveiled at a Friends of the 
Library event held at the library on 
October 2. 

University Librarian Gretchen 
Hammerstein noted that the reQuest 
system augments the university's 
holdings by providing access to col- 
lections in 133 other libraries through- 
out Connecticut. These facilities 
include the Connecticut Department of 
Transportation library, the Connecticut 
State Library, the library at the Univer- 

UNH Joins the 
Recycling Effort 

With the start of the new year, 
UNH began a recycling 
program in compliance with 
Connecticut state law. All 
buildings on campus, includ- 
ing the residence halls, are 
separating and disposing of 
their trash in appropriate bins 
placed throughout the 
campus. Items currently 
being collected for recycling 
are bottles and cans, newspa- 
pers, office paper, corrugated 
cardboard and recyclable 

Fenmore R. and Phyllis Seton stand beside the 
plaque presented to than in appreciation of their 
gift to the library. Tlie plaque was unveiled at a 
Friends of the Library event Iield October 2. 

sity of Connecticut, the New Haven 
Public Library and many others. The 
system, geared largely for under- 
graduate and beginning-level graduate 
student research needs, allows users to 
search for a particular holding geo- 
graphically. In addition, the state 
recently approved adding UNH's 
machine readable records (items 
purchased since 1986) and 1,466 
periodicals to the reQuest system. 

The new workstation is but one of 
several new improvements enacted or 
currently in the works at the library, 
said Hammerstein. The Seton gift also 
makes possible the acquisition of a 
new on-line search terminal geared to 
meet the more advanced needs of 
graduate and doctoral students and 

The Setons gave the gift in honor of 
Mr. and Mrs. James Q. Bensen, Mr. and 
Mrs. Roland M. Bixler, Mr. and Mrs. 
Norman I. Botwinik, Mrs. Robert B. 
Dodds and the late Mr. Dodds, Mr. 
and Mrs. Frederick G. Fischer, Dr. and 
Mrs. Phillip Kaplan, Mr. and Mrs. 
Lawrence C. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert H. Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. Leon 
Talalay, and the memory of Professor 
and Mrs. Rollin G. Osterweis. 

Cultural Activities 


on Campus 

This year, more cultural activities 
than ever are available on the 
UNH campus. 

Members of the new UNH 
Cultural Affairs Committee, 
which met for the first time in 
July 1990, spent the fall arrang- 
ing a new UNH Performing Arts 
Series which will debut February 
7 with an appearance on campus 
by the New Haven Morris & 
Sword Team, an energetic, 
costumed dance group. 

The series will continue with a 
March 1 performance by Coyotes 
Can't Dance, an acclaimed 
female country and western 
band, one of whose members is 
Judith Neal, associate professor 
of management at the university. 
The performance will take place 
in the Student Center cafeteria 
beginning at 8 p.m. 

Closing out the series this 
spring will be a string quartet of 
outstanding students from New 
Haven's Neighborhood Music 
School. This group will perform 
on Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. 

All three events in this series 
are free and alumni, friends, and 
the general public are invited. 

Meanwhile, the Cultural 
Affairs Committee, 10 members 
and growing, has taken numer- 
ous steps to make the UNH 
community as well as residents 
throughout the Greater New 
Haven area aware of the wide 
variety of cultural activities and 
events available here. 

This fall the group published 
its first brochure, a colorful piece 
listing 15 events scheduled 
during October through Decem- 
ber, which was distributed to 
more than 1500 individuals, 
families and community organi- 
zations. The response was 
excellent, and a second brochure, 
outlining spring activities, was 
produced in January. Anyone 
interested in receiving a copy or 
who would like more informa- 
tion about the Performing Arts 
Series is invited to contact the 
university's Public Relations 
office at (203) 932-7242. 


Parents Weekend and Homecoming 

UN Hers showed their true college 
spirit when they participated 
enthusiastically in two key university 
events this October — Parents Week- 
end (October 12 and 13) and Home- 
coming (October 19 and 20). 

Although torrential downpours 
flooded the area, making big news 
across the State, UNH parents and 
students still turned out in force for 
Parents Weekend. Moms and Dads 
found a dry and hearty welcome 
Friday evening when they stopped by 
the Student Center registration desk — 
where appetizing hors d'oeuvres 
prepared by our School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism students 
awaited them. 

More than 75 parents attended the 
parents meeting held on Day Two; 
many took the opportunity to browse 
through the new wing of the School of 
Engineering and to visit the residence 
halls — both welcome respites from 
the elements. 

Several stalwart souls, huddled 
beneath umbrellas, caught the Charger 
football game that pitted UNH against 
American International College. While 
the Chargers lost the game by a scant 
four points, the team, covered in mud 
by game's end, performed admirably. 

The weekend concluded with the 
ever-popular Casino Night held in the 
Student Center cafeteria. Armed with 
$2,000 worth of play chips, parents and 
their children tried their luck at the 

With the snip of a scissors, the robot on loan from the Department of Industrial Engineering and 
Computer Science cut the ribbon officially dedicating the new icing of the School of Engineering 
during Homecoming. Flanking the robot are (l-r): School of Engineering Dean M. jerry Kenig, 
President Phillip Kaplan and Board of Governors Chairman Norman I. Botwinik. 

gaming tables while vying for a chance 
to win the evening's grand prize — 
tickets to a Boston Bruins game. 

Sunny skies awaited Homecoming 
revelers the following weekend when 
a robot on loan from the Department 
of Industrial Engineering and Com- 
puter Science stole the show during the 
Dedication ceremony for the new 
addition to the School of Engineering — 
part of this year's Homecoming 


Homecoming Queen Lori Baitel and King John 
Coodheart charmed onlookers as they waved to 
the crowds during the Homecoming parade. 

Students cheered for the Chargers as they 
watched UNH take the lead ih the game against 
SCSU's Owls on October 20. 

More traditional Homecoming 
festivities got off to a rousing start with 
a pep rally in the Maxcy Hall parking 
lot on Friday evening, October 19. This 
year students entered more banners 
than ever before — 12 in all — making 
the judges' task especially difficult. In 
the end, first place went to the Latin 
Student Association; the Chemistry and 
Forensic Science Club and the Omega 
Delta Sorority received the second and 
third place awards. 

On Saturday, two marching bands — 
one from Notre Dame High School and 
the other from Southern Connecticut 
State University — had people march- 
ing in place as they crowded the 
sidewalks and the North Campus 
athletic field to catch a glimpse of the 
Homecoming parade. Seated atop a 
bright red convertible, Homecoming 
King and Queen John Goodheart and 
Lori Baitel, both seniors, smiled 
brightly capturing the hearts of one and 
all. Then it was three cheers for some 
innovative student floats. This year's 
winning entries were submitted by the 
Fire Science Club, which claimed first 
place, followed by the Delta Chi 
Fraternity (second place) and the 
Omega Delta Sorority (third). 

Then the Chargers wowed the 
crowds by taking an early lead in their 
match against the Owls and kept fans 
riveted to their seats as they went on to 
claim a sweeping 64-45 victory. 




This information was written by tlw staff of the Public Relations Department. 

Provost's Office 

Brenda Williams, assistant provost, 
was appointed to the Board of Direc- 
tors or the Hartford Critical /Creative 
Thinking Center, Inc. for a three-year 
term. The Center provides resources 
and opportunities for the promulgation 
of critical and creative thinking in all 
aspects of education for schools, colleges, 
places of work and other organizations. 

Hanko Dobi, associate director of 
libraries, was elected chairman of the 
College and Universities section of the 
Connecticut Library Association for 
1990-91. In addition to other duties, 
Dobi will serve on the Association's 
Executive Board. 

The annual Alpha Lambda Delta 
Honor Society Tea gave faculty, society 
members and prospective members an 
opportunity to mingle and meet at a 
gathering held November 6 in the 
Student Center Lounge. The Society, 
which currently has 39 members, 
performs community service in the 
New Haven area. 

School of Arts & 

Ramesh Sharma, assistant professor 
of mathematics, recently published an 
article entitled "Generalization of 
Myers' Theorem on a Contact Mani-I^';', 
fold," which he co-authored with D.E. ' 
(BJair of Michigan State University. The / 
article appeared in the Winter 1990 
issue of the Illinois Journal ofMathe- • 
matics. A second paper, "Conformal 
and Curvature Symmetries of Contact 
Metric Manifolds," has been accepted 
for publication in the Canadian journal 
Comptes Rendus Mathematical Reports of o 
the Academy of Science and a third paper 
"Proper Special Conformal Killing 
Vectors and the Quadratic Theory of ' A 
Gravity" was accepted for publication 
by the journal of Mathematical Physics. t , ' 

Donald M. Smith, associate professor 
and chair of the department of English, 
presented a paper entitled "Blake's 
Songs of Innocence and Eighteenth- 
Century Religious and Moral Verse for 

SCIENCE LESSON — More titan 200 junior and senior high school teachers and students attended 
a special science workshop hosted by UNH as a prelude to the 1991 Connecticut Science Fair. The 
workshop, held on campus November 17, featured a lecture demonstration entitled "Creativity in 
Science: Making New Connections" by Ron Perkins, a science teacher at Greenwich High School, 
(shown in photo above), as well as other activities. The workshop was made possible by a grant from 
United Illuminating with support from the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program and the 
Connecticut Science Fair Association, Inc. 

Children" at the Mid-Atlantic Confer- 
ence on British Studies held October 6 
at Princeton University. 

David E. E. Sloane, professor of 
English, was elected to the Connecticut 
Academy of Arts and Sciences on 
September 13. The Academy is the 
second oldest academic and scholarly 
association in the U.S. 

Sloane presented "The Adventures 
of Huckleberry Finn: American Comic 
Vision" at the Mark Twain Memorial 
on November 17. The address in- 
cluded a special workshop geared 
specifically for Connecticut high school 
teachers ancjadiscussirmxqaeiiiathe 
public.-Alsb, Sloane's fifth book, Sister 
^■Carrie: Tfieodore Dreiser's Sociological 
Tragedy has been accepted for publica- 
tion by Twayne Publishers of Boston. 

James Dull, professor and chair of 
the department of political science, was 
tapped as an authority to comment on 
the recent gubernatorial campaign in 
Connecticut by a variety of media 
including the Neio York Times, U.S.A. 
Today, Connecticut Magazine and The 
Christian Science Monitor. 

The UNH Literary Club sponsored a 
talk by Charles Siebert, a noted essayist 
and journalist, in November in the 
Epicurean Dining Room. Siebert has 
published extensively in many major 
magazines including the New York 
Times Magazine, Harper's, the New 
Yorker and Esquire. 

School of Business 

David A. Maxwell, professor of 
public management, participated in a 
seminar held by the American Society 
for Industrial Security in Atlantic City, 
NJ. Maxwell, a member of the society's 
Safeguarding Proprietary Information 
Committee, spoke on 'Trade Secret 
Law Requirements for Safeguarding 
Proprietary Information." 

Judith Neal, associate professor of 
management, was an invited speaker 
at the monthly meeting of the Western 
New England Organization Develop- 
ment Network held December 3. Neal 
spoke on "Integrity — Where is the 
Heart' in Business?" She discussed a 
Fortune 100 ethics case that she 
experienced as an organizational 
development consultant. 

Ruth Gonchar Brennan, director of 
the EMBA Program, addressed 


attendees of the Fairfield /Westchester 
chapter of the National Association of 
Corporate and Professional Recruiters 
on October 4. She was one of three 
panel members who shared their 
views on "Graduate Schools: Have 
They Let Us Down? Will They 
Meet the Needs of the Business 

David J. Morris, assistant professor 
of management, recently published an 
article "The Railroad and Movie 
Industries: Were They Myopic?" in 

( the Fall issue of the Journal of the 
Academy of Marketing Science. 

I Michael Kublin, assistant professor 
of marketing and international busi- 
ness, recently published several 
articles. They are: "The Soviet Pharma- 
ceutical Industry," which appeared in, 
the Pharmaceutical Executive; "The 
Japanese Approach Towards Selling,"\ 
\ which appeared in Business and Public./) 

. ^ Affairs, and "Obstacles- to Joint 

Ventures in the Soviet Union," which 
appeared in the Journal of Business 
and Industrial Marketing. 

INFORMATION FAIR— More Hum 25 students and faculty from the university's School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism Administration, participated in the International Hotel/Motel and 
Restaurant Show held in Neiv York City on November 10-13. Pictured in front of the UNH booth 
are (l-r): students Demetrios Alexiou, Adam Rutz, Michael Fitzgerald and Anthony Mango. 

The show also included a Career Information Fair and Student Seminar sponsored by the Council 
on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and the Educational Institute of the American 
Hotel and Motel Association for the more than 500 student attendees. Benjamim Blum, a UNH 
senior, was one of five students selected to participate in the seminar. His topic: " Wlrnt Are Your 
Responsibilities in the Recruiting Process and/or Your First Job?" 

School of Engineering 

Ira Kleinfeld, professor of industrial 
engineering and computer science, 
presented "Manufacturing and Its 
Importance to our Connecticut Econo- 
my" at a meeting of the American Pro- 
duction and Inventory Control Society, 
Inc. held October 17 in New Haven. 

Matthew Sanders, assistant professor 
of industrial engineering and computer 
science, wrote "Safety in the Auto- 
mated Manufacturing Environment," a 
chapter in Ergonomics of Hybrid Auto- 
mated Systems II, and "Planning, 
Designing and Implementing Com- 
puter Aided Manufacturing Systems," 
a chapter in Justification Methods for 
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 
Systems. Both books are published by 
Elsevier Science Publishers. He also 
published three papers in University 
Programs in Computer-Aided Engineer- 
ing. Design and Manufacturing, a pub- 
lication of the University of Michigan. 
The papers were: "Planning for 
Automation in Manufacturing Systems," 
"CIM Can Help U.S. Companies 
Establish a Competitive Advantage 
in World Markets of the 90's," and 
"Safety in the Automated Manufac- 
turing Environment." 

School of Hotel, 
Restaurant & Tourism 

Elisabeth van Dyke, assistant 
professor and chairman of the depart- 
ment of travel and tourism, was re- 
elected a member of the board of the 
Society of Tourism and Travel Educa- 
tors at the society's annual meeting 
this past October. She will serve a 
two-year term. 

A one-day entrepreneurial seminar 
entitled "Be Your Own Boss" was held 
on campus October 27. Warren Smith, 
acting dean of the School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism Administra- 
tion, welcomed participants and also 
presented a segment entitled "Market- 
ing Your Product." Other topics 
included start-up financing and the 
creation of a basic business plan. The 
seminar was sponsored by the School 
of HRTA in conjunction with the Small 
Business Administration, the New 
Haven Department of Sendees for 
Persons with Disabilities, the Institute 
for Human Resource Development, 
State Board of Education and Services 
for the Blind and the Division of 
Industries Center for Independent 
Living of Southeastern Connecticut. 

Admissions & 
Financial Aid 

James E. Martin, dean of student 
services, served as the host of the annual 
meeting of the National Orientation 
Directors Association held in Hartford 
on October 27-30. More than 500 people 
from the United States, Canada and 
Europe attended the event. 

The university's Outstanding High 
School Senior Program is being offered 
at the university for the 19th consecu- 
tive year. The program, which offers 
top seniors the chance to earn 1 5 
college credits as well as a semester of 
college experience at UNH tuition-free, 
has benefited more than 180 high 
school seniors from communities 
throughout Connecticut. 

Marvin K. Peterson 

The library staff welcomed five 
librarians from the Philippines who 
came to New Haven to visit libraries at 
UNH and Yale. The librarians, who 
were from some of the most presti- 
gious academic institutions in Manila 
including Ateneo University, St. 
Scholastica College and Joze Rizal 
College, said they were favorably 
impressed by UNH, one of several 
colleges and universities they visited 
during their trip to the U.S. 





Letter from 
the Alumni 
President — 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 
This year I had the opportunity 
to become more involved with 
the university in my new role as 
president of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. I would very much like 
to share with you some of the 
observations I have gleaned 
through volunteering my 
services to the university over 
the past 20 years. 

First and foremost, I have seen 
first hand the incredible growth 
of the West Haven campus due 
in large measure to the direction 
of President Phillip Kaplan, who 
has guided the university for the 
past 18 years. I see too, a faculty 
that continues to be of the 
highest quality and a hard- 
working, motivated and diverse 
student body that is UNH 

As a UNH graduate, I take 
special pride in the growing 
generosity of our alumni who 
want to insure excellence at 
UNH. As alumni president, I 
believe that alumni involvement 
in every aspect of university life 
is key to insuring the 
university's future. 

Please accept my invitation to 
join the Alumni Council in what 
I believe will be two very 
exciting years in alumni achieve- 
ment. I welcome the privilege to 
serve the university and to get to 
know each of you, who remain 
so very much a part of UNH 

Yours truly, 


Stan Gniazdowski '72 
President, Alumni Association 

REACHING OUT — More tlwn 40 students volunteered their services as callers during the 1990-91 
Annual Fund Phonathon held on campus September 24 through November 30. Annual Fund 
monies are used in support of financial aid, library acquisitions, campus improvements and other 
university needs. 

Annual Alumni Fund 

Makes a Difference 

and Strengthens UNH 

Your gifts to the Annual Alumni 
Fund provide: 

□ scholarships for students 
d faculty support 

D library acquisitions 
D support for new academic 

□ new equipment 

Thousands of alumni support 
UNH through the Annual Alumni 
Fund. Each gift is needed. And 
each gift makes an important 
difference to the quality of 
academic life at the university. 

Support the Fund this year with 
your own special contribution. 


Class Notes 


Howard Hopkinson was hired 
as a draftsman at G&O 
Manufacturing Company on 
June 20, 1935 and was later 
promoted to manager of 
product design engineering. 
After retiring from G&O in 
1982, he later returned to the 
company in 1987 as a consult- 
ant in the field of product 
design engineering. 


Richard M. Poach has retired 
as an intake specialist at 
Vermont Association Training 
and Development in St. 
Johnsbury, VT. Poach and his 
wife, Barbara, reside in East 


Edward C. Currie has retired 
as assistant treasurer of Pirelli 
Armstrong Tire Company of 
New Haven. Currie and his 
wife, Ruth, reside in Branford, 


Murton W. Lyon, Jr. has 

retired from the U.S. Naval 
Coastal System. Lyon and his 
wife, Hope, reside in Lynn 
Haven, FL. 


Frank C. Depgen has retired 
from SNET in New Haven. He 
lives with his wife, Carol, in 
Orange, CT. 


Michael A. Gordon has been 
named president of The 
Network Management Group, 
Inc. of New Haven. Gordon 
has been in the property 
management field for the past 
25 years. He lives in Cheshire 
with his wife and three 


James F. Thibeault Jr. has 
been awarded the Jefferson 
Award for outstanding work 
in his community. Among his 
many accomplishments, 
Thibeault is credited with 
starting Cabin Creek quilts; 
was in VISTA for two years 

and started the historical 
society in Maiden, W.VA., 
where he helped restore 
Booker T. Washington's house. 
He also started community 
swim and road races; began a 
home for battered women; 
worked for United Way and 
assisted with job placement for 
the elderly. He and his wife, 
Karen, reside in Maiden, 
where he works for Beneden 
Society and is a consultant for 
the department of Health, 
Education & Welfare in 
Washington, DC. 


Roy Hill, a 15-year veteran of 
the Weston Police Force, 
recently was promoted to 
sergeant. Hill has garnered 
many commendations and 
awards for meritorious service 
and has an impressive list of 
academic and professional 

Vernon T. Lanthrip has retired 
from Electric Boat, General 
Dynamics. He resides in 
Niantic, CT. 

William A. Mandeville is 

employed by DSC Communi- 
cations as director of computer 
information systems. 
Mandeville resides in Piano, 

John E. Taylor has retired 
from the Connecticut State 
Police Force. Taylor resides 
with his wife, Teresa, in 
Plainville, CT. 


Joseph P. Lynch has retired 
from Textron in Stratford, CT. 
He and his wife reside in Port 
Charlotte, FL. 


Kenneth B. Biermacher joined 
Small, Craig & Werkenthin, a 
law firm located in Austin, TX, 
on October 1, 1990, as a 
shareholder. Biermacher, a 
business litigator, opened the 
firm's Dallas offices and will 
oversee their expansion. 

James Stuart has retired from 
the Plainville Police Depart- 
ment. A 25-year veteran of the 
force, Stuart has a degree in 
criminal justice. He and his 
wife, Claire, are the parents of 
three daughters. 

Francis L. Warren, Jr. has 

retired as a senior field 
engineer at U.S. Naval 
Education and Training in 
Virginia. He and his wife, 
Clementina, live in Virginia 


Albert G. Love is employed at 
Octocom Systems Inc. of 
Wilmington, MA, as vice 
president of engineering. He 
lives in Hampstead, NH. 

Eugene E. Luthe has been 
promoted to divisional 
manager of Betz Entec Inc. 
located in Willow Grove, PA. 
Luthe and his wife, Judith, 
reside in Doylestown. 

Tomas Reyes, Jr. has been 
accepted for graduate studies 
at Antioch New England 
Graduate School in Keene, 
NH, where he will pursue a 
master's degree in human 
services administration. 
Employed as an assistant 
administrator in the depart- 
ment of psychiatry at Yale 
University, Reyes is a New 
Haven alderman. 


Richard G. George is general 
manager of finance at Con- 
necticut Steel Corporation. 
George resides in Watertown, 

Daniel P. Royce is sales 
manager at Michelin Tire 
Corporation. He and his wife, 
Stella, live in Midlothian, VA. 


Leo M. Connors, president 
and chief executive officer of 
Founders Bank in New Haven, 
has been elected to the 
executive committee of the 
Connecticut Community 
Bankers Association. 

James W. Gibson has been 
promoted by the Southern 
Connecticut Gas Company to 
the position of executive vice 
president and chief operating 
officer. During his 20 vears 
with the firm, Gibson has 
served as vice president for 
employee relations, consumer 
services, operations and, most 
recently, senior vice president 
and chief operating officer. 
Gibson and his wife, Eunice, 
are Hamden residents. 

Dennis M. Phipps has been 
appointed chief of the 
Woodbridge Police Depart- 
ment. A 17-year veteran of the 
force, Phipps has been deputy 
chief for the past four years. 


Charles W. Cook has retired 
from United Illuminating. He 
and his wife, Judith, reside in 
Cheshire, CT. 

William J. Mayer has been 
named executive and clinical 
director of Connecticut 
Counseling Associates of Long 
Hill Road in Groton, CT. 
Mayer is a certified alcohol 
counselor with specialized 
training in all areas of addic- 
tion. He most recently worked 
as a therapist at Middlesex 
Memorial Hospital in 


George Catalano has been 
appointed assistant director of 
human resources at The Park 
City Hospital in Bridgeport, 
CT. Previously, he served as 
manager of employee relations 
at the Hospital of Saint 
Raphael in New Haven, where 
he was employed for the past 
15 years in a variety of 
personnel positions. 

Anthony DelMastro, chief 
executive officer of The 
Children's Center in Hamden, 
CT, has been elected to serve 
on the board of directors of the 
North Haven Community 
Advocates for a Responsible 
Education System. He and his 
wife, Susan, and their children 
live in North Haven. 

Zanette Lewis-Moore has been 
named human resources 
director for the Community 
Renewal Team of Greater 
Hartford, a social service 
agency. Lewis-Moore is a 
resident of Hamden, CT. 


Richard E. Aniolowski has 
been promoted to detective in 
the West Hartford Police 
Department. Aniolowski who 
began working as a police 
officer in 1983, received the 
West Hartford Police Merit 
Award in 1989. 


Alumni Directory 

Soon, locating a former classmate will be as easy as 
turning a page in the new UNH Alumni Directory. 
Alumni Relations recently contracted with the Bernard 
C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. to produce the 
1992 directory which will include names, addresses, 
phone numbers of alumni as well as business and 
academic information about UNH graduates. Harris 
will be mailing a questionnaire to each of you to help 
the company compile the information you wish listed. 
(If you prefer not to be listed in the directory, please 
contact Alumni Relations in writing as soon as 
possible.) The directory is scheduled for publication in 
June 1992. 

Robert S. Seamon is a pilot for 
Northwest Airlines. Formerly 
a captain in the U.S. Air Force, 
Seamon now resides in 
Mendota Heights, MN. 


Gail A. Ferris is director, 
information services, alumni 
and university relations, at 
Georgetown University in 
Washington, DC. 

Ann L. Mauritz is technical 
group leader at California 
Institute of Technology Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory in 
Pasadena, CA. 


Michael Ambrosecchio is 
president of his own real estate 
firm, Network Realty Group in 
Stamford, CT. 

Robert J. Haley has been 
elected to the Board of 
Directors of the Healthcare 
Financial Management 
Association for fiscal year 1991. 
Haley is director of financial 
planning at the Hospital of St. 
Raphael in New Haven. He 
resides in Northford with his 
wife and three children. 

John B. Popolizio, Jr. has been 
promoted to assistant news 
director at WELI 960 AM. He 
resides in Wallingford, CT. 


Paul B. Burke is attorney- 
trademarks/copyrights with 
Corning Inc. in Corning, NY. 
He and his wife, Theresa, 
reside in Painted Post, NY. 

David B. Chamberlin is vice 
president, engineering and 
technology at Dictaphone 
Corporation in Stratford, CT. 
He and his wife, Judith, reside 
in Monroe. 

Lydia R. Richards is a 

nutritionist with Medical and 
Health Research Corporation 
in New York City. 

Adrienne Roberson is em- 
ployed by American Society 
Mechanical Engineers as 
continuing education specialist. 


Kent M. Fields is employed at 
General Dynamics in Ports- 
mouth, RI, where he is an 
engineer. He and his wife, 
Kathleen, live in Portsmouth. 

John A. Francis is vice 
president at National 
Westminster Bank in Norwalk, 
CT. He and his wife, Ann, live 
in Stamford. 

John W. Gerback, Jr. is an 

industrial engineer and safety 
supervisor with Raytheon- 
Advanced Device Center 
located in Andover, MA. 

Thomas Terribile has been 
promoted to the rank of 
lieutenant in the Guilford 
Police Department. He is 
responsible for vehicle and 
building maintenance, records 
and evidence storage and 
support services. 

Robyn J. Webster of Hartford, 
CT, has joined The Douglas 
Group Inc. as a research 

associate. Webster was 
formerly with Spectrum 
Associates Market Research as 
senior research associate. 


Thomas E. Bower is employed 
as principal scientist /group 
manager at Analysis and 
Technology located in New 
London, CT. 

Diana L. Meadows is research 
technologist in the bone 
marrow transplant program at 
Northwestern University, 
Chicago, IL. She resides in 

Bob Pannone has joined 
Beazley Co., Realtors in their 
West Haven office as a real 
estate consultant. 


Donald M. Brown is manager 
of The Terrace Tavern in Beach 
Haven Terrace, NJ, which was 
recently voted the number one 
Bar/Restaurant on Long Beach 
Island. Brown is also owner/ 
president of Debut Restaurant 
Consultants, a private consult- 
ing firm. He married Tracy G. 
Conway in April 1990. 

Albert N. Henricksen has 
been promoted to vice 
president of human and 
environmental resources at the 
UI Company in New Haven. 
Henricksen is a resident of 


Karen Camp, R.N., clinical 
director of surgical nursing at 
Yale-New Haven Hospital, 
traveled to Armenia in October 
1990 with a medical team that 
made recommendations for 
the treatment of earthquake- 
related injuries. 

James M. Satterwhite is 

employed at Mast Advertising 
and Purchasing in Overland 
Park, KS, as printing cost 
manager. Satterwhite resides 
in Kansas City, MO. 


Barry P. Bonito accepted a 
position with ADVO-Systems, 
Inc. as regional director of 
human resources. Bonito lives 
in Waterbury, CT. 

Michael S. Daigle is director 
of risk management at Aetna 
Realty Investors, Inc. located in 
Hartford, CT. He resides in 

Joan Fridshal has been 
notified that she has passed all 
parts of the uniform CPA 
exam. Fridshal will be 
pursuing a master's degree in 
taxation at UNH. 

Stephen Hudecek is em- 
ployed as senior engineer at 
General Dynamics in Groton, 
CT. Hudecek resides in 

Dawn M. Lowe of Cornwall, 
CT, has been appointed a 
financial aid counselor at 
Westchester Community 
College. While a student at 
UNH, Lowe was a graduate 
staff assistant in the financial 
aid office. 

Kathleen E. Macie, a manager 
of corporate procurement for 
the GTE Service Corporation 
in Stamford, CT, was inducted 
as a member of the Yorktown 
Rotary Club. 

Louis Ragonese is configura- 
tion manager with Science 
Applications International 
Corporation in McLean, VA. 
Ragonese lives in Washington, 

Dee Richmond is employed as 
human resource manager at 
Hi-G Company, located in 
South Windsor, CT. Rich- 
mond resides in Waterbury, 

Lawrence N. Spencer is 
employed by Babcock and 
Wilcox of Lynchburg, VA, as 
project planner. He is a 
Lynchburg resident. 



Fred P. Davino to 

Marie Pomponio 


Joseph James Harry to 
Leslie Anne Cink 



Diane E. Warner to 

Terrcnce M. Szczesiul 


George Louis Andrade, Jr. to 

Stacey Carroll Deveney 

David G. Hornby to 

Betty-Jane Needleman 

Lawrence Roy Vieira to 

Lisa Marie Poppa 


Joanne Stearns to 

Robert James Loizeaux 


Andrew Kaplan to 

Dayna C. Klein 


Robert Gordon Holz, Jr. to 

Susan Perry Marshall 

Peter Anthony Persechino to 

Sherri Lynn Brazee 

Robert Kelvin Wood to 

Cheryl Ann Carpening 


Lori Cavanaugh to 

Christopher Murray 

Anthony Patrick DiCrosta to 
Karen Marie Bartelli 

Dale Hourigan to 

Nancy Rodgers 

Elliot A. Kaplan to 

Ellen Ruth Brown 

John King to 
Dale Waller 


John Walter Buciak to 
Renee Marie Reiss 

David Paul Duva to 

Terri Anne LaFountain 

David John Kilpatrick to 

Roxanne Lynn Heineman 

Donna Sally Rogers to 

Dang Bupphaves 


Richard V. Clark to 
Jennifer Sue Dannin 

Patricia DeRosa to 
Mica Cardozo 

Enrico Gilberti 111 to 

Ines Manna, BS'89 

Alissa M. Leigh to 

Jeffery Mendes 

Gary Mello to 
Linda 1 [ancock 

Joseph Fred Rampone to 

Anne Theresa 1 lopkins 

Matthew Saul Tarshis to 
Kimberly Anne Nagy 

Michael Fritz Tovar to 
Flora Maria Buticchi 


Lynn Marie Rondeau to 

Gerald William Blanchard 

Nancy Ann Sullivan to 

Kenneth W. Edwards, Jr. 


Vincenza D'Agostino to 
Robert W. Long, Jr. 

Garry L. DeLea, Jr. to 

Joan Marie Casey 

Leo Lavallee III to 
Lisa Celona 

Paul D. Mazur to 

Grace A. Cianflone 

Tracey L. Williamson to 

Robert E. Andrea 

New Arrivals 

Kim Radowiecki and 

husband, Andrew Roberts, 
Higganum, CT, son — Kenneth 
Andrew Roberts, September 
20, 1990. 



John R. Burrell 


Walter A. Turning, Jr. 


Lawrence W. Carter 


John E. Paulsen 


William A. Buxton 


John K. Elliott 


William E. Graber 


Kenneth P. Blomerth 


Fredrick Sheppard, Jr. 


James S. Porter 


Robert V. Burnette 


Clifton L. Clemons 


Robert A. Kelleher 

Bequests: A Way to Remember UNH 

Through the years, the University of New Haven has been the recipient of a number of 
large and small bequests. The majority of these have come from alumni and friends 
who wanted to support the university beyond an annual contribution. Many donors 
found that providing for UNH through a bequest gave them the assurance of financial 
stability in their lifetime and the pleasure of a lasting association with the University of 
New Haven or a particular school, department or fund of the university. 

Bequests offer several benefits: 

■ the knowledge of providing for UNH, 
a department or a fund in perpetuity. 

■ an opportunity to establish funds in 
honor of a spouse, friend or faculty 

■ a potential reduction in estate taxes. 

Among the types of bequests available 

■ Percentage/Residuary: the university 
receives a percentage of your estate. 
This method ensures flexibility as 
your estate grows. 

■ Specific Amount: the university 
receives a specified dollar amount 
of your estate. 

■ Specific Assets/Personal Property: 
The university receives an asset such 

as stock, real estate or personal items, 
including artwork, jewelry, antiques 
or silver. 

To include the University of New 
Haven in your will, please advise your 
attorney so that the full name of the 
particular school or depart- 
ment you wish to support is used. 

For more details about making a 
bequest to UNH please contact: 

Patricia J. Rooney, R.S.M. 

Director of Alumni Relations 
and Planned Giving 

University of New Haven 

300 Orange Avenue 

West Haven, CT 06516 

Phone: (203) 932-7268 

Your request will be held in confidence 
and is entirely without obligation. 




Tins information was prepared ami written Ini the Sports Information staff of the Athletics Department. 

Men's Basketball Team Races To 4-1 Start 

The Chargers basketball team got 
off to a rousing start this season 
sporting a 4-1 record through their first 
five games. If the trend continues 
they 7 11 be prime for yet another 20- win 
season, the fourth in the last five years. 

The Chargers opened the season 
with a disappointing loss to Merrimack 
College, but made a quick comeback 
with four straight wins. New Haven's 
offense scored a 122-83 victory over 
Mercy College, the most points since 
the 1973-74 season, rattled off a 96-74 
win at St. Anselm's and broke the 
century mark in a 106-99 victory over 

Offensive players Brian Smith and 
Gary Battle have paced the Charger 
attack this season, averaging 19.3 and 
15.0 points, respectively. Both seniors 

already rank among the Chargers' All- 
Time Top 10 scorers and have a shot at 
becoming the second and third players 
in UNH history to eclipse the 2,000 
career point plateau. Smith already 
scored 30 points in a game while Battle 
just missed that mark with a 29-point 
performance against St. Anselm. 

Smith and Battle have had a great 
deal of support from their sophomore 
class teammates. Mike Grove cur- 
rently ranks second on the team in 
scoring with a 15.3 average while 
classmate Jason Williams places fourth 
in scoring (13.3 points per game) and 
leads the team in rebounding, grab- 
bing 10.3 caroms per contest. Sopho- 
more Kobie Fowler has performed 
admirably since taking over the center 
spot for the injured Mike Rakowski, 

who hurt his knee during the Mercy 
game and reinjured it in practice. 

Fowler has averaged 3.8 points in 
four games but has made major 
contributions on the boards. To date, 
the sophomore has secured 8.5 caroms 
per game, placing him second among 
his teammates. 

Probably one of the biggest boosts 
to this year's team is freshman David 
Sweeting, who has averaged 1 1 .3 
points per game through the first four 
contests and 2.5 steals. In one game, 
Sweeting netted 16 points in just 13 
minutes of action. 

With the right mix of senior leader- 
ship and sophomore might, the Charg- 
ers may well make the New England 
Collegiate Conference and win another 
berth to the NCAA playoffs. 

New Head Coach Leads New Haven To Success 

The New Haven women's basket- 
ball team faced many uncertainties 
when it started practice on October 15. 
With a new head coach and a roster 
which only had one senior and two 
juniors, no one was sure what to expect 
from the team. 

Nine games into the season, New 
Haven is coming on strong, posting a 
4-5 record, including a win over pre- 
viously undefeated Stonehill College. 

The Chargers opened the season 
with three wins in their first four 
contests, losing only to Byrant College 
on the road. The road has not been a 
favorite of this year's team. In fact, the 
Chargers are 3-1 at home while 
sporting a 1-4 road record. But that 
could soon change as the team devel- 
ops confidence as the season 

Liz Brandt has paced the New 
Haven attack with a 16.2 scoring 
average, the only player in double 
figures. She has blocked a team-high 
10 shots and her .478 shooting percen- 
tage is the best among her teammates. 

Head Coach Christa Champion hopes 
Brandt, a six-foot forward averaging 
5.5 caroms per contest, will improve 
her rebounding statistics. 

Newcomers Kelly Halpin and Nikki 
Tierney have been a big boost to the 
New Haven attack through the first 
part of the season. Halpin ranks second 
in scoring with a 9.5 average and her 
7.3 rebounds are tied for the team lead 
with fellow guard Debbie Moore. 
Halpin's passing skills have also 
contributed to New Haven's early 
season success as the junior has dished 
off a team-best 29 assists. Tierney took 
very little time to adjust to the college 
game; the freshman ranks fourth on 
the team with an 8.3 scoring average. 
She is also the team's best three-point 
shooter, leading the Chargers in 
number made (5) and shooting 
percentage (.357). 

Moore, the team's leading rebounder 
last season, continues to enjoy success 
under the boards this year. The 
sophomore is tied with Halpin for the 
team lead in rebounding and has 

recorded a team-best 27 steals in nine 

Junior Kim Sperry has also been an 
integral part of this team, sporting an 
8.0 scoring average as well as 22 steals. 
Sperry is the only player to play more 
than three years at UNH. Brandt is a 
senior but transferred last season while 
Halpin, a junior, is a junior college 
transfer this year. 

Along with Brandt, Arrette Harvey 
and Jennifer Wyslick have contributed 
to the Chargers' inside game. Harvey 
has rejected eight shots in six games 
and should improve on that total as the 
season progresses. Her 5.8 rebounds 
per game is second best on the team 
which is slightly above last year's 
average of 5.4. Wyslick also fills the 
lane defensively and has the capability 
to score points. 

Coach Champion has done a fine job 
putting the pieces together from last 
year's 8-19 season and seems well on 
her way to turn the program back into 
the winning tradition to which fans 
have become accustomed. 


Charger Fall Athletes Garner End of Season Honors 

If post-season honors are any indica- 
tion of how well an athletic program 
performs, the Blue and Gold had a 
banner year. 

Quarterback Jay McLucas, a senior, 
was named a Kodak All-American, 
probably the most prestigious athletic 
award in the country. 

The lefthander completed 209 of 402 
passes for a school record 3,114 yards, 
becoming the first UNH quarterback to 
throw for more than 2,000 yards in 
consecutive seasons (2,025 yards in 
1989). He also recorded a school 
record 23 touchdown passes, including 
his five-touchdown performance 
which led New Haven to a 58-57 win 
over West Chester. He threw for a 
school standard of 422 yards in that 
game, earning Sports Illustrated' s Small 
College Player of the Week award. 

McLucas also earned a spot on the 
All-ECAC team along with offensive 
tackle Harry Boatswain, receiver Pierre 
Fils and defensive lineman Leo 
Pinkston. Fils enjoyed a record-setting 
year, grabbing 63 aerials for a school 
record 1,121 yards. He also caught a 
career-best 1 1 touchdowns as well as 
led the team in kickoff returns. Regis- 
tering 100 receiving yards in each of his 
first six games, Fils led the nation in 
receiving yards per game through 
eight contests. By year's end, he 
finished second in receiving yards per 
game and third in catches per game for 
Division II. 

Boatswain contributed to the 
Chargers strong offensive play this 
year. The 290-lb. tackle helped New 
Haven establish school records in 
passing yards in a season with 3,354 
yards as well as total offense yardage 
with 4,524 yards. (New Haven also 
ranked as Division II's top team in 
passing offense, averaging 335.4 yards 
per game.) Boatswain became the first 
Charger to be invited to an Ail-Star 
bowl game, earning a spot in the All- 
America Classic, held January 20 in 
Tallahasee, FL. 

While Boatswain dominated the 
offensive line, Leo Pinkston was the 
anchor for defense. Pinkston, New 
Haven's top pass rusher for the second 
straight year, registered 5.5 sacks and 
holds the school record for most career 
sacks with 20.5. The senior finished the 
year with 48 total tackles, 24 solos. 

Freshman tailback A.J. Livingston, a 
first-year player, earned the ECAC 
Rookie of the Year award. He set 
school records for most touchdowns in 
a season (17) and in a game (4) and 
established the standard for most 
points in a season (102). Livingston, 
the first freshman to run for more than 
700 yards in UNH history, finished the 
year with 793 yards on 157 carries, 
having collected over 100 yards in 
three different games. 

All five of these players were also 

Pierre Fils, one of 13 UNH football players who 
earned special end-of-the-season honors, led the 
nation in receiving yards per game through 
eight contests and earned a spot on the 
All-ECAC team. 

named to the Division II All-New 
England team as were eight other 
Chargers. McLucas, Livingston, 
Boatswain, Fils and Pinkston were 
named to the All-New England first 
team as were linebacker Keith Stamp 
and punter Kevin Kirsch. 

The second teamers included tight 
end Dave Carlon, receiver Dan 
Schwab, offensive linemen Brian 
Houston and Scott Emmert, defensive 
lineman Liam McKiernan and safety 
Tory White. 

The football team finished the year 
with a 7-3 record and were ranked as 
high as 10th in the country, only the 
second time in the Chargers' 18-year 
history they have reached that spot. 

In addition to football, several soccer 
players also received post-season 

honors. Back Abou Cisskoho was 
named to the All-New England 
Collegiate Conference first team for the 
second straight season. Cisskoho 
made the first team as a forward last 
year but was switched to defense 
midway through the first half of the 
1990 season. The sophomore per- 
formed admirably scoring five goals 
and four assists. 

Luigi Cappetta, the school's leading 
scorer, earned a spot on the All-NECC 
second team despite being a rookie. 
Cappetta netted 1 1 goals and five 
assists for 27 points, the most since the 
1985 season. Joining him on the second 
team was senior Ian Pollard, a back. 
Despite not scoring a point, Pollard 
was probably the team's most valuable 
player. He was always given the 
responsibility of marking the 
opponent's top scorer and on several 
occasions, shut that player down. 

Meanwhile, all six starters from this 
year's volleyball team received 
All-NECC honors, the second straight 
season that the entire starting lineup 
made the teams. Robin Salters, Vincia 
St. Jean, Arlene Marshall, Noel 
Ostrander and Quyen Vu were named 
to the first team while freshman Semaj 
Douglas made the second team. Five 
of those six also were named to the All- 
Northeast Region squad with the only 
exception being Noel Ostrander. 
Ostrander missed nine matches with 
an ankle injury, causing her to miss the 
qualifying standard of playing in 75 
percent of the team's matches. 

Head Coach Debbie Chin did not 
miss out on any laurels this year as the 
veteran mentor earned Northeast 
Coach of the Year. Chin has become a 
regular when it comes to that award, 
leading the Blue and Gold to NCAA 
appearances in seven of the last eight 

The volleyball team finished the year 
with a 33-1 1 record with one of those 
wins coming in the NCAA tourna- 
ment. The Chargers defeated South- 
east Missouri State in four games 
before losing to host Central Missouri 
State, the nation's fourth ranked team, 
in three games. This season was the 
third straight year that a New Haven 
volleyball team was selected for the 
NCAA tournament. 

Scholarship Ball to Honor Bruce and Kaplan 

The Eighth Annual Alumni Scholar- 
ship Ball will honor William C. 
Bruce, BA. '74, as the 1991 Distin- 
guished Alumnus, and UNH Presi- 
dent Phillip Kaplan, who will conclude 
his tenure as president after 18 years at 
the helm of the university. (See cover 
story.) The gala event will be held at 
the Athletic Complex on the North 
Campus on April 20. 

Bruce, a member of the UNH Board 
of Governors, is an attorney with the 
Hartford-based law firm of Pepe and 
Hazard and serves as an adjunct 
professor in the UNH Graduate 
School. Previously, he was vice 
president, general counsel and corpo- 
rate secretary of Pirelli Armstrong Tire 
Corporation. A past president of the 
UNH Alumni Association, Bruce is 
credited with initiating the first 
Scholarship Ball in 1984. He holds a 
degree in political science from UNH 
and received his juris doctor degree 
from the Yale Law School. 

Bruce will share the podium with 
President Kaplan during the evening's 
events. These will include the formal 

announcement of the Phillip Kaplan 
Permanent Collection, which will 
become a part of the Marvin K. 
Peterson Library holdings. The core 
collection will include books on 
business, economics and related 

The Scholarship Ball is held each 
spring to benefit the UNH Alumni 
Association Scholarship Fund. Estab- 
lished in 1984 by members of the UNH 
Alumni Association council and board 
of directors, this endowed fund 
supports partial scholarships drawn 
from the fund and based on academic 
merit and granted to day and evening 
undergraduates and graduate students. 

The ball will include cocktails, 
dinner and dancing, as well as the 
presentation of the Distinguished 
Alumnus Award and special recogni- 
tion of the president. All alumni, 
friends of the university, and members 
of the community are invited. Ticket 
requests and inquiries regarding the 
Kaplan collection should be directed to 
the Alumni Relations office, 
(203) 932-7270. 

William C. Bruce, B.A.74, an attorney with 
Pepe and Hazard and an adjunct professor in 
the UNH Graduate School, will be honored as 
the 1991 Distinguished Alumnus at the Eighth 
Annual Scholarship Ball. 


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