Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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rF0 fl " t - ' nr ' a • •J " H 1 i ig 1 % ■IT ’ ‘ : P mi •IM IMV .... mi mi .1 . zl s I ! I i f ) . fejM juil rgigi xmmam i lw . i " ■ • • jewi E3 on MM «JfJ Mi ■ ■ Y. . j »■ " rg.1 LV I! i m Rft u • ' i JJ 9 , ■ f ' imst L 4 ' Mi •Mjg ! i |lH IN DEDICATION . . . As hundreds of his students over the years have known, John Coffee is a remarkable man. A superb public speaker who captures the imagination of his audience, he is in the best Emerson tradition. Curiosity is an essential for the historian and this John Coffee had from his youth onward. When growing up in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Congressman, he explored the city by riding every streetcar line. Since then he has made it a habit to know well the cities in which he has lived. A graduate of Yale University, he was greatly influenced by his education at Harvard Divinity School. On summer vacation in 1953, he resolved never again to be overweight (which he then was), and created a regimen of excercise and diet toward that end. Today he still does his calisthenics and he swims several times a week. His reputation for being outspoken was born at Harvard, where the student newspaper he edited was so controversial that it was suppressed. John Coffee has been an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister since 1954. He is now minister emeritus of The First Church in Roxbury, but is still active in his denomination. His students have often remarked that he’s like no minister they’ve ever met. It is true that there is nothing sanctimonious about Rev. Coffee. He is in touch with today’s world. In his private life, John Coffee finds his inspiration in solitude. Sometimes he rese mbles Sherlock Holmes, “who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul.” His passion is the collecting and cataloguing of transportation tokens. Editor of The Fare Box since 1949, he is also the author of a massive U.S. and Canadian token catalogue, which he intends to revise extensively. Rev. Coffee has visited every contiguous state in the Union searching for tokens and their histories. He has never been in an airplane, but each summer he takes the train to visit his parents in Tacoma, Washington. This preference to travel by train means his journeys are sometimes arduous, but always thrilling. He has been an invaluable faculty member at Emerson College since 1970, serving as an advisor to student groups, as a member of influential committees and recently as author of A Century of Eloquence: The History of Emerson College. Few professors can match John Coffee’s power as a speaker. His command of English is profound, yet he is easily understood. He is patient with questioners and always accedes to requests to “slow down.” His humor, which is often sardonic, gives a character of warmth, openness and expressiveness to his classes. He loves teaching and his students know it. It has been said, “No class with Rev. Coffee is ever dull.” This is probably because he speaks about those things which interest him and the interest is contagious. Coffee courses are fascinating. Many students elect to take courses with him beyond their “required” history courses. That, in itself, says much about him. One reason for Rev. Coffee’s popularity with students is that he makes historical events relevant to modern life and he encourages students to write papers that relate their topics to their lives. Once when I was proctoring an exam for Rev. Coffee, a girl came up to me to say, with conside rable feeling, how much she enjoyed the course. “I could never stand history courses. The teachers were always talking about people who were dead and buried. “But Rev. Coffee made the people real. They got up out of the dust and came alive and walked around the room.” Nothing, I think, better captures John Coffee’s genius than those words. — Richard Wentworth, ’79 Author with John M. Coffee of A Century of Eloquence: The History of Emerson College ||, ; «sigisp S. ff . Mfc fc. . ■ . v - : ' ■ S fflfeV -i: : ,V 4 v ' ■ ■ •■ V f.t ' ■ !||J suitDnr 10 11 12 T I 14 15 imlililltUt 1980-81 Emersonian Table of Contents a by Tom Dahill “Communication” Dedication page 1 Color Candids pages 2-16 Seniors pages 18-89 Faculty and Administration pages 90-109 Activities and Organizations pages 110-149 Black and White Candids pages 150-184 Color Candids pages 185-200 17 t (l U 4l n f ( (0 o fi fei! w [g t Jt « hk xflflLdfl hK • % jSB ■■ ' - SENIORS Abby Monkarsh Theatre Arts Acting Virginia Gail Santos “Ginnie” Mass Communication Radio-TV 20 Rosalie Kaufman Mass Communication TV Martha Secord Michael Giarrusso Mass Communication Radio M.A., Mass Communication 21 Daryl N. Towles Theatre Arts Acting Althier Pino Broadcast Journalism Jana Slapin Mass Communication Julie Johnson Mass Communication TV 22 Lori Goldman Speech B O Raymond Quindo Nicolato Elementary Ed. Creative Drama Michael Nurse Theatre Arts Acting Lauren Marie Vaudo Mass Communication Radio 23 Catherine Steward Pomeroy Mass Communication TV Linda S. Manning Russell L. Spodick . Mass Communication Evan Morganstein Mass Comm. Speech Comm. — B O Nancy J. Lappin Mass Communication Film-TV Russell F. Dong Speech Mass Communication Mark Haverly Mass Communication 29 Karen Cecelia Conrad English Creative Writing Andrew Newmann Mass Communication Film Maria Poli English Creative Writing ■m mgk David Jay Ryan Mass Communication Radio-TV Marica Faugno English Creative Writing Kimberly Everett; Speech Karon Marable; Mass Communication Bari Walters; Speech B O Karen Marie Connors; Theatre Education Secondary Education Susan E. Cherlin; Speech B O Jancy Rickman; Theatre Education Deaf Theatre Lori Josephson; Mass Communication Print journalism Suzzane Riva; Mass Communication TV Jean MacGregor; Mass Communication TV News Peter Suslock; Speech Communication Theatre Arts Janet Scardino; Speech B o Jack L. Mezo Speech B O John Houde 36 Mass Communication TV Gene Wiezbicki Mass Communication Theatre Arts Dave Smith; Mass Communication Film Richie Chalmers; Mass Communication Film Linda A. Levy Theatre Management 37 Craig Anderson; Mass Communication TV Jeffrey Landis; Speech Communication Studies Ronnie Forchheimer; Mass Communication TV Chris Tuohey John Kurtz Pam Peacock Broadcast Journalism Broadcast Journalism Broadcast Journalism Alice Beth Schmitt Interdisciplinary “Children’s Educational TV Production” Maura Tighe Directing 40 Victoria Ann Ceasar Film Joyce CaglillSCO; Speech Communication 42 Mark Lawrence McPhail; Speech Secondary Education Lori R. Stern; Communication Disorders Susanne Senecal Visual Design Communicative Arts Susan Patricia Brennan Interdisciplinary Speech Communication, Theatre Arts Music William Schmidt Interdisciplinary Visual Design in Communication Theory Laurel Katz Mass Communication Radio Vincent L. Petrarca Physical Education Rochelle Joseph Mass Communication Rock N ' Roll Edward Andino; Theatre Arts Acting Marilyn Birchfield; Mass Communication Film-Video HAVE A NICE DAY I AM AN ENEMY OF THE STATE Ronald Russell; Mass Communication Theatre Arts Margie Sullivan Mass Communication TV Bob Buckley Mass Communication Radio ¥ . Donna Lynne Allen; Dramatic Arts-Acting Speech Lisa M. Gold; Communication Disorders Bonnie Kunzler Mass Communication TV Doug Herzog Mass Communication Speech i i ' r •re, Zii- + p vim 4 , m !wgb ai» ; Vw 3lBJw v 1 Holly Sutton Theatre Arts Directing Karen Hershberg; Communication Disorders Anthony “Tad” Campo Mass Communication ■ • ■ ' ■ ■ . Daine Pearson Mass Communication TV Bob Hart Communication Disorders Kiki Kazanas in TV Production Mass Communii Bill Murphy; Mass Communication-Radio English Paul M. Kraemer; Mass Communication Cynthia Crothers; Mass Communication Radio Kay Boutilier [ass Communication TV Film Production Jacalyn Barlia; Speech B o Nina Kaye; Theatre Arts Theatre Noreen Farrell Mass Communication Speech Rochelle D. Jacobs Speech B O M ' » ' hi ' gr Joe Rocco Mass Communication TV Sportscasting Robert Hess Mass Communication % John Wentworth Mass Communication TV Production Gary Andrew Krantz Mass Communication Radio-TV Janet M. Zenk Speech and Communication Studies Meredith Ann Paige Mass Communication TV Speech B O Christine Pearl Bogoian Microbiology “All Things Are Not As They Appear” Robert Lazaroff Mass Communication 53 Martha Platt Print Journalism Michael Kirk Communication Catherine Darling Theatre Arts Lorena Moreno Mass Communication Film Megan P. Murphy Interdisciplinary-Music History Arthur Berko Mass Communication Lysle R. Nikoloff Speech Communication B O Steve Levitt Mass Communication Film Tobi Pilavin Theatre Arts Acting Bob Perry Mass Communications Radio Michelle Golden Interpersonal Communication Speech ! Anita Rowe Speech Political Legal Communications 58 Kevin Bradley; Mass Communication Maurice M. Rackard; Speech B O Beth Davis Mass Communication Mark Mignone English Creative Writing June Thomas Mass Communication TV Production 60 Luanne Ives Theatre Arts Ron Bostwick Mass Communication- Radio Speech-B O o Maria Persechino; Mass Communication TV Beatrice E. Thompson; Elementary Education T. E. Lorica DeSena; Mass Communication Advertising Trish Lawless; Mass Communication 63 Hugh Munoz; Mass Communication Radio 64 ■ Paul Guggenheimer, Mass Communication Kitty Jones; Theatre Arts 65 Joseph Mark Chapura; Mass Communication TV Production 66 RllSSell Worthington; Mass Communication Radio Barbara Lewis Ellis; Speech B O Ifcalpn TV Robert Yaeger Just Visiting David Frish Mass Communication Radio 67 Deborah Samos; Theatre Arts Heather B. Stahl; Theatre Arts Acting Setta Merjanian Mass Communication TV Kimberly Gold Mass Communication Radio 69 Mark Taricco Mass Communication TV Rod Meloni Mass Communication Journalism Julie Yuill; Mass Communication TV Particia Gold; Communication Disorders Production Abby Casper; Mass Communication TV Lori Merrill Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism Douglas Scott Brown Education Community Services Trude Huber; Mass Communication TV Vera M. Spanos; Theatre Arts Design Ken Roundtree; Mass Communication Radio 1 72 Carol P. Bickford; Theatre Arts Acting What becomes a legend most . . . , j Rena Shapiro Theatre Arts Directing alerie Bloom; Speech Communication B O Julie Mossberg; Theatre Arts Mark Bolger; Mass Communication Radio Julie Anne Levinson; Speech B O Lawrence Beer Mass CommunicationTV Production Howie Diamond Mass Communication TV Dave Schultz; Interdisciplinary Literature Racelle E. Friedman; Interdisciplinary Nancy K. McKenzie Theatre Arts Acting Mark S. Johnson Mass Communication Theatre Arts 76 John Burney Mass Communication Jay Gluck Mass Communication TV Production Lisa Swann Mass Communication Journalism Mary J. Phillips Speech B O m Daniel Adam Hersch Mass Communication Speech Communication Gary Lister Fredericka “Cookie” Bentley Mass Communication TV Mass Communication 78 Peggy Newton Mass Communication TV 1 Brian Feldman; Media Communication Theatre Arts J. Greg Palmer; Theatre Arts Children’s Theatre Ann Codings Dorwart “Colly” Mass Communication TV-Radio Speech B O ■ ' •Si a, Marilyn Schairer Speech Mass communication Lisa Jean Maria; Theatre Arts Dance 1 Yvette Ganier Theatre Arts Acting Tonya Byrd; Theatre Arts harles Lorraine Oputa; Speech Communication Bill Bois; Creative Writing .eth Bomstein; Theatre Arts Acting James E. Schpeiser Mass Communication Film Barbara Hickey Communication Disorders John Sroka; Print Journalism Carol Harrington Communication Disorders Rhonda Day Theatre Arts Fayanne Kanner Mass Communication TV Hugh McCord Mass Communication Jeff Norman Mass Communication Michael Odsess Mass Communication Sandra E. Jones Theatre Arts Design John Murphy , Speech Communication B O Joseph Mauricio Theatre Arts Acting 4 » Sheila Randolph Theatre Arts Dennis Curcio Mass Communication Film • C( i tins r Mici G COLLEGE SERVICES Oliver Woodruff, Vice Presi- dent Dan Posnansky, Dir. of Grants Contracts Betty Preston, Executive Secretary Lois Hughes, Secretary Re- ceptionist GRADUATE DEAN Dr. Robert Hilliard, Dean of Graduate Studies and Con- tinuing Education Kevin Greeley, Assistant Dean Geraldine Grande, Executive Asst, to the Dean Bonnie Bell, Promotion Re- cruitment Assistant DEAN’S OFFICE Shelton Forrest, Dean of Stu- dent Life Denise Peck, Administrative Assistant PRESIDENT’S OFFICE Dr. Allen E. Koenig, Presi- dent Ruth Fritz, Asst, to the President Barbara Cox, Executive Secretary ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Dr. John Zacharis, V.P. Dean of the College Dr. Suzanne Swope, Associate Dean of the Col- lege Karen Reed, Executive Secretary Lynn Liberato, Secretary V DEVELOPMENT Dr. Robert Ringe, Director Arlene Boches, Executive Secretary by. Anne Heller, Director, Alumni Lois Darby, Director, Annual Func Joyce Kacoyanis, Director, Public Rela- tions Brooks Russell, Director, Special Events Sema Ullian, Research Coorinator Bonnie Devlin, Secretary Margaret Donovan, Public Relations Secretary Marie Grimm, Special Events Assistant Gwynne Levin, IBM Operator Alice Johnson-Samms, Alumni Records Clerk PERSONNEL Christine Franzese, Personnel Coordi- nator Ruth Luciano, Personnel Assistant STUDENT SERVICES Ron Ludman, Director UNION Linda Slowe, Director HOUSING Harriet Mohr, Director Robert Amelio, Resident Director Janet Fritz, Resident Director Leslie Rickert, Resident Director Kathy Smith, Resident Director David Daggett, Res. Dir. Counselor George Ganges, Res. Dir. Counselor Brian Fogel, Administrative Asst. Michael Rosati, Resident Director REGISTRARS OFFICE Gerd Bond, Registrar Neil Davin, Assistant Reg- istrar Vincent Gregory, Asst, to Reg. Louise Pellegrino, Registra- tion Asst. ADMISSIONS Charles Campbell, Interim Director Helen Cross, Admissions Alumni Coordinator George Anderson, Minority Recruiter Counselor Linda Cramer, Asst, to the Director Connie Hofford, Counselor Lynn Blackman, Counselor Jeanne Simpson, Secretary CONTINUING EDUCATION Robert Downey, Director Gayle Brezack, Asst. Director Lynn Mathenia, Program Coor- dinator Lisa-Marie Lanzillo, Alumni Re- cords Specialist MASS COMMUNICATION Richard Anderson, Chief En- gineer Francine Berger, General Mana- ger Educ. Supervisor Jim Brown, Asst, to Chief En- gineer Nancee Campbell, Administra- tive Asst. Randel Cole, Film Technician Thomas Vernon, Technician, Media Center Robert Young, Asst, to Dept. Chariperson AFFIRMATIVE ACTION MINORITY AFFAIRS Shirley Harrell, Director CAREER SERVICES Marilyn Krivitsky, Coordinator Ralph De Musis, Career Counselor Jacqueline Doherty, Administrative Asst. PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND PUBLISHING James Jonsson, Director fvnrsKY XHOaMTOI READING STUDY SKILLS CENTER William Chuck, Director Ruth McEachron, Administrative Asst. Sue Ventole, Administrative Asst. Sharon Morlen, Administrative Asst. SPEECH COMMUNICATION DEPT. Jean Gibson, Secretary ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Amanda Thomas, Creative Writing Coorid- nator FINE ARTS Barbara Gilson, Library Slide Assistant BURSAR’S OFFICE Kenneth Weekes, Bursar Timothy Thompson, Asst, to the Bursar Janet LaRosa, Bursar’s Assistant HEALTH SERVICES Patricia Coates, Coordinator Sheryl Cohen, R.N. Patricia Shearer, Staff Nurse Mary Warren, Staff Nurse ACCOUNTING FINANCIAL SERVICES George Broadbent, Execu- tive Director Robert Memmolo, Manager Accounting Disburse- ments Patricia Lennon, Asst, to the Exec. Dir. Ellen Bollendorf, Dir. of Disbursements Scott Goldbach, Staff Accountant Else Latinovic, Payroll Assistant Susan Tabano, Accounts Payable Senior Clerk Deborah Hunter, Cashier Hazel Murrell, Accounts Payable Clerk FINANCIAL AID John Skarr, Director Gayle Welsh, Asst. Director Mary Ellen Gardner, Student Employment Coordinator Josepnine Russell, Administrative Asst. LIBRARY Donna Tripp, Director Cynthia Alcorn, Head of Collection Dept. Elizabeth Bezera, Head of Public Services Mary Curtain-Stevenson, Head of Collection Access Harriet Grossman, Head of Media Services Maureen, Trip, Asst. Head of Media Services Rebecca Goldberg, Administrative Asst. Robert Sullivan, Circulation Manager Margaret Schneider, Public Services Librarian Regina Jesser, Periodicals John Duffy, Acquisitions Nancy Annucci, Cataloguer Naomi Rubin, Cataloging Assistant Walter Gould, Security Guard Gary Smith, Security Guard SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DEPT. Constance Kahn, Secretary THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT ATHLETICS James Peckham, Director Jean Peckham, Secretary Ava Markey, Switchboard Operator Louis Ackerman, Carpet Tile Man Henry Avinger, Custodian Ira Bro wn, Bus Driver Mary Clark, Painter’s Asst. Rita Hill, Painter’s Asst. Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Custodian William Kuhn, Custodian Alfred Limoges, Custodian Don Lawrence Joseph Mahan, Electrical Maint. Locksmith Paraskevai Maniatis, Cust. Grounds Keeper Mae Bell McCray, Matron William Perrington, Custodian Richard Petraglia, Head Carpenter Joseph Pope, Custodian Earl Robinson, Head Painter William Shallow, Tradesman Saddie Swinton, Matron COM- MUNIC- ATION DIS- ORDERS Ann Solo- mon, Asst, to Dept . Chairperson Carol Dris- coll, Secretary Pamela Gor- don, Secretary BUSINESS OFFICE John Chase, Manager Cynthia Shore, Printer Stephen Shea, Bookstore Manager Beverly Bradford, Cler Asst. Buyer Kevin Gillen, Print Shop Supervisor Kathleen McCarron, Purchasing Supervisor Lisa Bratsos, Shipping Receiving Supervisor Scott Robertson, Asst, to Chairperson Paul Brown Special Asst, to Chair Ellen Russell, Asst. Budget Monitor Mark Overton, Master Carpenter Kaja Autler, Asst. Costume Shop Supervisor Kathleen Grossman, Costume Shop Supervisor BUILDINGS GROUNDS Bernard Sugarman, Director Anna DelVecchio, Asst, to the Dir. Mary Ellen Adams Michael Anania John Barbetta Marya Bednerik (Chairperson) Robert Colby John Demeo Cyprienne Gabel Mary Harkins Marlene Atamaniuk Corrine Klump Larry Lowe Harry Morgan Shirley Nemetz-Ress Leo Nickole Phoebe Barnes Herb Propper Kathleen Patrick (L.O.A.) Sandra Connor Theatre Arts Annegret Reimer Bill Sharp A1 Sensebach Steve Sorkin Timothy Buchman Stephen Vogler Nance Movesesian Arthur Roidoulis Mass Communication Tobe Berkovitz Michael Collazo Marsha Della Guistina George Douglas Carol Ann Grossman Billy Jackson Gerald Kroeeer Charles Phillips Linda Podheiser George Quenzel Marion Thompson Rodney Whitaker (Chairman) Micki Dickoff Betsy Showstack Humanities MUSIC Anthony Tommasini Scott Wheeler Ruth Romberg Anthony Cennamo SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Philip Amato (Chairperson) Martha Collette Bert Malatesta Edna Ward Peter Corea Michael Brown Henry Stonie 104 I Communication Disorders Jane Brown Susan Colten Irma DiRusso Sarah Hawkins Charles Klim (Chairman) Jackie Liebergott David Luterman David Maxwell Nancy Townsend Geraldine Wallach Judith Chasin Darryl Danahay Elaine Reisman Creative Writing and Literature Roy Hammer Irene Harris Lloyd Lanich Charlotte Lindgren Sharon Philip Lyn Williams Anne Bernays Jonathon Cross Douglas Delaney John Gantos Jim Randall (Chairman) Phyllis Hollander Kathleen Lander Dennis Leary Susan Mach Nancy Mahoney Kathleen Romer Douglas Savich John TenEyck Amanda Thomas Mureen Tripp John Yau Fine Arts Joan Brigham Tom Dahill (Chairman) Lauren Shaw Steve Shipps I I SPEECH COMMUNICATION STUDIES Nicholas Burnett Coleman Bender Ken Crannell Kevin Greeley Ted Hollingworth Frances LaShoto Walter Littlefield Bernie MacPherson Haig Marderosian June Mitchell Andy Rancer Vic Silvestri (Chairman) Robert Amelio Beverly Conte Barbara Ferrerira Thomas Mazzarini Roger McPhail Vicki Harris Nelson WERS- FM Radio WERS-FM, Bos- ton’s 88.9 in stereo, focuses its program- ming on effectively serving the needs of both Emerson College and the community at large. The stations’ block format features alternative program- ming as opposed to the mainstream sound that may be heard throughout the Greater Boston area. For this reason, the station is a true alternative within the nation’s sixth largest radio market. Each new term, about 200 students become involved with the station acti- vities of WERS. Writ- ing, reporting, pro- ducing, anchoring news or public affairs, and working in public relations are exam- ples of the learning experiences available to staff members. Stu- dents also have the opportunity to utilize the 25,000 records in the library and gain technical engineering skills in the produc- tion studios. In an effort to raise funds, WERS-FM celebrates Live Music Weekend. Once a year during the month of November, all regul- ary scheduled prog- ramming is sus- E ended for thirty-two ours. At this time, WERS broadcasts live music from their stu- dios at 130 Beacon Street. WERS signed on the air thrity-two years ago as the first non-commerical radio station in Mas- sachusetts. Since that time many ideas have become reality. Several WERS alumni have prospered and worked at profession- al radio stations such as WPIX, WBZ, WYZ, and WPRO- FM. WERS offers Emerson students hands-on experience and knowledge that is valuable is pursuing careers in the world of professional radio. Animation The Emerson Animation Society explores all facets of independent film animation including cut-out, drawn, three dimensional, and ex- perimental. Its members are committed to many hours of intense work. This year two major projects by Graham Toon and David Fox were in production. Society Members: Eric Mofford, Rick Royal, Jim Schpeiser, Marx Kogut, Mike Grover, Victor J. Nawrocki, Marie Koltchak, Kevin Lima, Matthew More, Jim Harris, Graham Toon, Daniel Cziraky, Derek Grimes, Sandy Merkmem, David Fox. Advisor: Billy Jarcho. mnivore, Emerson’s comedy magazine, strives to publish An offshoot of the comedy writing program, Omni- le various types of written humor being produced by Emer- vore showcases material ranging from slapstick com- m students. edy to intellectual satire. Chorus The Emerson College Chorus presents numor- ous performances at many formal college activi- ties. Most notably, the Chrous produces two annual concerts, one during the Christmas season and one in the spring. An annual pops concert is also given each winter. Loft Theatre The Lover” Directed by Guy Gonzales “Sexual Perversity in Chicago Directed by Rena Shapiro “Zoo Story” Directed by Sandy Lewis “Life is a Dream” Directed by Dr. Herb Propper “The Room Directed by Joe Mauricio rWH m n ■ I 1R£ 3 ■ a 1 m ||| B S ' m 1 M lk)L c BE 1 a Musical Theatre Society “Music Man” r T The musical Theatre Society has continual- ly evolved since its inception in. 1954. When the first Spring Musical, Lady in the Dark, was performed, it was a special “Spring Event” for Emerson. Twenty-eight years later, it is no longer a “Spring Event,” but an “Event of Spring.” For over a quarter of a century Professor Leonidas A. Nickole has nurtured the program of musical theatre by training and directing students through countless plots and songs. The major objective of the Musical Theatre Society is to teach, train, and inspire students to make their own mark in every aspect of the theatre, from box office to design to acting. It is not just “show but the concept of working together for one common goal: the show itself. Under Professor Nickole’s leadership, the Musical Theatre Society has been the reci- pient of such prestigious awards as the 1970 New England Theatre Conference Regional Citation. However, the Musical Theatre Socie- ty returns its appreciation through its Award of Distinction, presented to those who have enriched the field of musical theatre. This year’s award went to Broadway producer David Merrick. The musical theatre program at Emerson has expanded to such proportions that a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is now offered, which is truly unique among Colleges and Universities. The Musical Theatre Society will continue to support the art of musical theatre at Emerson College in its second century. MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE BOARD President Linda A. Levy Vice-President Rhonda Day Treasurer Robert Dutton Secretary Carl Schmehl Public Relations Joe Barry Activities Karen St. John Executive Director Advisor Leonidas A. Nickole 118 1 1 ■ft ' xrl Emerson Theatre Company Caucasian Chalk Circle Mini Musicals “Dames at Sea” “Canterbury Tales” ' ■ 4 - ' W- v ’ j t f ♦Wj fln a ■ Hr v“tj r i — V ] r -i 1 i t i-i 1 Emerson Dance Group j s 1 The Emerson Dance Group is a student organization open to anyone interested in dance. While encouraging individuality and expression, the Dance Group fosters growth in the technical and artitstic areas of perform- ance and choreography. Various forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, and modern or experimental are explored. This year, the group presented two productions, “In the Mood’’ during the month of January and “Nightmoves” in April. Strolling Players Children’s Theatre The Emerson College Strolling Players, the nation’s first college children’s theatre, presented three productions this year, all directed by theatre arts faculty member Robert Colby. The 1980-81 season opened with a verse adaptation of a classic fairy tale, The Masque of Beauty and the Beast by Michael Elliot Brill. The Magic Toy Shop, an original theatre-in- education piece, was writ- ten by the company and played to aduiences that included hearing- impaired and multiply handicapped children. m- m • ' In the spring, the Strolling Players went on tour with two productions that reached children all over eastern Mas- sachusetts. Dandelion, by Judith Mar- tin, a musical about the history of the world, was enjoyed by children in schools from inner-city Boston to Cape Cod. Commuter Club The Commuter Club is an organization for Emer- son’s many commuting students, designed to pro- vided informative and so- cial programs throughout the academic year. This year’s officers were: Michael Mazzarella, Presi- dent, Susan Newell, Vice President, Stephanie Man- oli, Secretary, Susan Scan- lon, Treasurer. . V; ' W rfi w- —v- ' L j t h 1 ‘ i ■K T sjS r w all i ; ■ i 1 Zeta Phi Eta, the National Professional Fraternity in the Communication Arts and Sci- ences, was established at Emer- son in the early 1900’s, desig- nating the Emerson Chapter as Alpha. Zeta Phi Eta is a National Service Fraternity with such prestigious honorary members as Charlton Heston and Sada Thompson. At Emerson, Zeta spends most of its time raising money through bake sales, ushering for performances and donating money to drama and speech productions. Zeta also offers substantial scholarships to Emerson Zetas for graduate and undergraduate work in the field of Communication Arts and Sci- ences. In the Boston community, Zetas are active at the Perkins School for the Blind as readers and also participate in the Bos- ton Marathon, circulating in- formation on the wheelchair participants. Zeta Phi Eta Officers: Raymond Nicolato, President, Helen Meldrum, Vice Presi- dent, Meg LaShoto, Secretary, Linda Manning, Treasurer, Frances LaShoto, Faculty Advisor. Rho Delta Omega was organized at Emerson in 1948 as a local fraternity concerned with the uni- fication and development of the school. For over a quarter of a century, the brothers have taken pride in promoting activities at the college as a healthy re- lease from the tensions of academic life. Each spring, Rho Delta Omega sponsors the Booze Cruize, a boat party that rocks the Boston Harbor. 127 Alpha Pi T heta “Reegz” The moist earth Older and softer than any of our sorrows The grey mist that tethers our feet A mercenary of life, passing light, You showed more strength, loyalty and courage Silently They the busy voices. Mellow Throated harpsman of the once secret freedom, Man, we loved you Caught by your stare, freed by your smile We laughted at your likeness to Curly We drank with you on Wednesdays and the rest of tne week Your eyes made friends and made things clear Man, we love you. It rained that day We planted our footprints in the earth Near your place And John, the grass is growing again. 1981 marked Alpha Pi Theta’s 35th anniversary, as Theta continued to further its goals of brotherhood and ser- vice to the Emerson community. This year saw the induction of 13 new brothers, the operation of The Tavern (“Emerson’s Only Social Gathering Place”), and the donation of brothers’ time to many campus projects and stu- dent productions. Theta and Emerson were saddened by the untimely passing of brother John Re- gan, whose joy and strength were so much a part of us all. In his memory, Theta’s Man-Of-The-Year Award was renamed the John A. Regan Man-Of- The-Year Award, which was presented to Bill Murphy this year at Hand Me Down Night. Officers: J. Gregg Palmer, President, Rob Schectman, Vice-President, Jon Vesy Smith, Secretary Fall 1980 Pledgemas- ter, Bob Rycroft, Treasurer Spring 1981 Pledgemaster, Tom Smith, Sergeant-At- Arms, Andrew Laurence, Tavern Direc- tor, Eric Mofford, Publicity Director. Spring ’80 iigma Pi Theta was founded in early 1979 a social sorority dedicated to promoting l ity , support and awareness among the men of Emerson College. Its goal is to en- lrage the growth of the individual, the ( jority itself, and the Emerson community. ’ is year Sigma collected money and toys for obe Santa,” helped with Career Aware- is Day and Emervision, and volunteered i istant to many other campus activities. Fall ’80 Spring ’81 Sigma Pi Theta ' mbers: Mary Kay Adams, Shelly Biener, Susan Carlino, Vicky Ceasar, Janice Clawson, Tobie DeAngelus, Lynne I nma, Iris Greenberg, Holly Hebbard (Secretary), Kitty Jones, Marissa Kadra (Vice President), Sheryl Kaller, Ann i jurneau, Judy Markowitz, Soraya Rodriguez, Tara Sandler, Alice Schmitt, Diane Sperduit, Dawn Steinberg, Katie lletto (Treasurer), Dawn Sykes, Maura Tighe (President), Wendy Waring, Marilyn Krivitsky (Advisor). Phi Alpha Tau is a national honorary fraternity dedicated to the communicative arts. Since its establishment at Emerson Col- lege in 1902, Tau has been streng- thening its brotherhood througn the fraternal goals of art, truth and the betterment of the Emer- son community. This year Phi Alpha Tau spon- sored the annual carol sing, in- ducted three new honorary brothers, Ron Ludman, Rod Whi- taker and Vito Silvestri, and cele- brated the spring season with the SPRING FLING. In additon, Tau assisted the sisters of Kappa Gamma Chi with two successful Red Cross blood drives. Phi Alpha Tau Brothers: Gregg Leng, Ron Wolfe, Steve Levitt, Bob Tedesco, Bill Sitcawich, John Serna, David Ziff, Ron Bostwick, David Carr, Todd Au- slander, Steve Stoff, Gary Green, John Sroka, Gary Goodman, Steve Shaw, Lar- ry Beer, Greg Wine, Craig Bockhorn, Paul Chase, Glenn Meehan, Daine Pear- son, Gary Lister, Gene Wiezbicki. KAPPA GAMMA CHI Kappa Gamma Chi, the sister sorority to Phi Alpha Tau, is a national honor society for profes- sionally minded women that spe- cialized in com- munity services. This year the sorority spon- sored two Red Cross blood drives. The 1981 spring pledge class was the larges class since Kappa Gamma Chi was reacti- vated in 1978. Kappa Members Julie Moroney, Nancy Sirois, Teri Shulman, Rogina Matteson, Tracie Holmes, Beth Davis, Heather Stahl, Marilyn Schairer, Cheryl Mar- shall, Bonnie Kuzler, Beth Mora, Linda Levy, Lynne Williams, Nancy Matchton, Robin Cohen, Anne Reynolds, Julie Ga- ber, Anne Lombardo, Mary Macari, Merri Sugarman, Chris Burke, Cindy Maxwell, Allison Brasser. The Student Govern- ment Association (SGA), the central agent for all student activities, plans and executes orienta- tion, allocates funds to organizations and coor- dinated all student acti- vities. Elected repre- sentatives from each clas s along with SGA officers and class officers deal with students con- cerns, acting as a liason between the student body and the administra- tion. Parents Weekend in the fall and Hand Me Down Night in the spring are only two of the major activities SGA helps plan and manage. 1 I f | 1 S V k f ▼ y , 1 Eboni EBONI, Emerson’s Black Orga- nization with Natural Interests, is dedicated to furthering the involve- ment and increasing the influence of students of African descent. Cre- ated ten years ago, Eboni produces musical and dramatic perform- ances, operates the Cultural Center and sponsors lectures and programs on historical and contemporary topics that portray the Black experi- ence. Eboni endeavors to heighten the level of cultural and political awareness of all Emerson students. Oral Interpretation Society Keeping the art of oral inter- preatation alive and well at Emerson College is the goal of the Oral Interpretation Socie- ty. This year’s society mem- bers presented two outstand- ing productions: Brave New World and Uncommon Women and Others. They also supported Emerson’s prestigious Southwick recit- als and promoted numerous workshops and meetings. The Interpretation Society sent Emerson students to festivals in Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and Flor- ida where some of the -best performances of the year were ! presented. Emerson’s own Oral Interpretation Festival brought in ten colleges from all over the United State to share in performance, litera- ture and technique. Officers: Lauren McFeaters — President David O’Donnell — Vice-President Kevin Lambert — Secretary Paul Marte — Treasurer Advisor: Dr. Ken Crannell Berkeley Beacon Editor: Martha Platt The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s biweekly news- paper, was established in 1947. Written, edited and graphically designed by Emerson students, the Beacon offers practical “hands on’’ experience in news reporting, editing, photography, typesetting, and layout. This year’s staff produced sixteen issues, featuring two color issues and a comic book insert. Emerson Comedy Workshop The Emerson Comedy Workshop, an activity dedi- cated to the exploration of all comedic forms, pre- sented two original mainstage productions this year: “Fame Wars’’ in the fall and “Beer and Laughs” in the spring. Members write, rehearse and perform their own material, learning the literary, technical and artistic skills involved with comedy. During a March visit by TV comedy writer and movie producer Norman Lear, members of the Comedy Workshop presented original skits and were commended by Mr. Lear for their per- formances. V Forensics At tournaments from Plattsburg, New York to Toledo, Ohio, the Forensics Society helped to enhance the nation- al reputation of Emerson College as one of the top schools in speech, oral interpretation and debate. This year’s team enjoyed the best season Forensics has had in recent his- tory by winning over 190 awards and by ranking fifteenth in the country at the national tournament in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “Forensicators” (as members refer to themselves) compete in gruelling weekend competitions, sometimes travelling hundreds of miles in a crowded van in order to face over 150 rival schools, as was the case at the National tournament. A W.jm fra v v P 1 f If ' Welm % LA jj [lip.sr rr. Er ». « | 1 1 ♦ 51 1 1 Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities Beth Bornstein, Ronald Bost- wick, Ina Buckner, Patrick Cantwell, Victoria Ann Ceasar, Cynthia Crothers, Beth M. Davis, Rhonda J. Day, Brian E. Feldman, Racelle Friedman, Barbara Hickey, Lisa M. Gold, Karen Her- shberg, Mark S. Johnson, Michael D. Kirk, Bonnie Kunzler, John F. Kurtz, Linda A. Levy, Mark L. McPhail, Pamela Peacock, Martha Platt, Anita M. Rowe, Alice 1 Schmitt, James M. Sepiol, John V. Serna, Mark A. Tari- !| co, Maura Tighe, Graham j Toon, Charlyn Tucker, John i Wentworth. Gold Key Honor Society Bonnie Kunzler, John Wentworth, Kathy Tobin, Ina Buckner, Cynthia Crothers, Barbara Ellis, Marcia Faug- no, David Fortin, Karen F. Hershberg, Trude Huber, Dennis Massie, Nancy McKenzie, Mark McPhail, Hugh Munoz, Megan Murphy, Bill Mur- phy, Raymond Nicolato, Anita Rowe, Janet Scardino, John Serna, Lisa Swann, Charlyn Tucker, Laura Yousik, Carol Bickford, Marilyn Clougherty, Racelle Friedman, Lisa Gold, Pamela Greiner, Jennifer Had- ley, Barbara Hickey, Mark Johnson, Lisa Katze, Lisa Lepore, Julie Levin- son, Wendy Millard, Eva Ngai, Lysle Nikoloff, Kenny Roundtree, Robert Scherman, David Smith, Vera Spa- nos, Mark Taricco, Maura Tighe, Mark Weatherby, Meredith Paige, Anne Marie Bartolotti, Kevin Davis, Diane Dercole, Denise Gagne, Peter Kurey, June LaPointe, Lauren McFea- ters, Julie Moroney, Joanne Nelson, Lisa Roberts, Edna Sanabria, Gail Schwedock, Steve Shaw, Gonca Son- mez, Elisabeth Thompson. 142 editors and Staff: Karen Conrad, Marcia Faugno, Ralph Stumbo, Lori brams, Maria-Rosaire Poli, Racelle Friedman. Advisor: Dr. James landall Assistant Advisor: Amanda Thomas The Emerson Review is a literary magazine featuring stories, poetry, articles, and reviews. Published biannually, the Review serves as a showcase for the original writing of Emerson students and faculty members and guest authors as well . The National Student Speech and Hearing Association is an organization that promotes the advancement of knowledge and technical developments in the area of speech and hear- ing disorders. Underachievers GENTLEMEN K , i A Alnlti " ™ 1 ' 3 h w ?S ?1 avay 10 , 11 oo a ■ ••• r £9 IIBAittEf St ritESESTS Emerson Independent Video :ja e:lvA Mm jtxec. frodu loblic ntTair aiic Affair :flev s Direct flews DirecE froclucVion tli Bursness Bar Remote Dire, D »na R-alfsB Evel, in rm uab p c r ) B C Office Manager Secredary Annt Reynold Vv. Athletics This year Emerson athletes participated in the following varsity and intramu- ral sports: soccer, wrestling, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, ice hock- ey, football, softball, cheerleading and sailing. Intramural softball, by far the most popular sports program, boasted a roster of eighteen teams that competed in two weekend leagues. !3wvr aiONuv i t I Editor in Chief Michael Kirk Associate Editor Christine Bogoian Assistant Editor Victoria Ceasar Literary Editor Barbara Szlanic r’hoto Editor Kayla Doherty Art Design Editor Cover. . . William Schmidt Layout Editor Business Manager Edward Coudriet Faculty Advisor Thomas Dahill This year’s Emersonian staff was marked by both quantity and quality. All seven editorial members brought with them talent, enthusiasm and de- dication. In January, the Emersonian staff ini- ated the task cf compiling the yearbook. Due to the unusual circumstances that necessitated this year’s late start, the Emersonian was able to include cover- age of such second semester activites as Hand Me Down Night, the Senior Ban- quet and Graduation. This sets a prece- dent as does the September home deliv- ery of yearbooks. For their help and support, the Em- ersonian would like to thank the follow- ing people: Kevin Greeley, Linda Slowe,Tom Dahill, Mr. and Mrs. Peck- ham, Joyce Kacoyanis, Meg Donovan, Anna DelVecchio, Bernie Sugarman, Martha Platt, Dick Swiech, and the Reg- istrar’s Office. The Last Bash ’81 w- ' SH ;V : m ? . ... " M m k r r fjt ■r yjp £ 1 ■ ' wmF : ... " .jS -. ’ - s £p. i - ' P « “ - ' x iH gr . k yu Wf f 1 I ' J lai ti j l ' M — k OfiK i: CmcvH ,r. me % cm rj»nm « CM ”H J09 srAft.cn rj : x- jtf irrtr - ' Sin sswrca SSSSai j Ya ® i r w 5NKS® SUBJECTS AUTHORS AND TITLE: LIES TO SUGGESTION: rl Bor m llv vP t 2 5H| ▼ VjrjR i i ggj T 1 mm . :, .; ' bxt r lib k LOCAL Wr, [vlp i fA4i .4b — A. 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