Emerson College - Emersonian Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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r ' I ' Emersonian ’84 Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts Junior Hilly (ilasser has his hand on the edge of a mountain near Innsbruck, Austria. Coverage of student events, including the Semester Abroad, begins on Page 20. You’ve got your hands on Emersonian ’84. This year’s chronicle of events has captured — in photographs and words — the people who breathe life into this institution. It features faces and opinions, highlighting the people who make Emerson College a distinctly different society. Hang on, Turn the pages, take a look — at the book, at yourselves and at Emerson College and our “hands on” education in the communication arts and sciences. TABLE OF CONTENTS Compendium Events The year’s fill of Emerson happenings Page 20 Compendium Theatre Arts Highlights from the 1983-84 performance season Page 42 Emersonians All A candid look at the faces on campus Page 60 This Is It An “impromptu” shot of this year’s Senior Class Page 78 Positions of Seniority An introduction to the parade of graduates Page 80 Dedication A tribute to Associate Professor Micki Dickoff Page 82 2 Emersonian Professor Robert Roetger and Emerson students tour Strasbourg, France during their Semester Abroad. See pages 24 through 29 for feature story and photos. LuAnn (Mary Ruth Clarke) and her mother (Gail Martin) discuss the future in “LuAnn Hampton Laver ty Ober- lander.” Theatre Arts Coverage begins on jnige 42. Necessary Faculties The lineup of faculty members Page 172 Administering the Masses Words from the king pins Page 182 Student Status Who does what in Emerson’s student organizations and Greek clubs, plus a personal peek at some “outer- school” activities Page 194 Jocks A review of this year’s athletic programs Page 228 Helpmates Thanks to our staff, patrons and advertisers Page 242 Index The easy way to find yourself Page 248 Exiting One final glimpse of graduation week and the graduates Page 256 Emersonian 3 4 Emersonian This is us. A network of buildings rooted in the city of Boston. Emerson. A college without the classics: without the quad, without students studying under maple trees. Without a football team, or marching band. It’s not what you’d call the “typical American college”. But, we’re not the typical types. Emersonians learn early that this isn’t a place where Saturday afternoons are spent at the stadium. It’s just not like that. Emersonian 5 6 Emersonian The campus we call home hugs the corner where Berkeley and Beacon Streets cross. That’s the Wall. Passers-by survey us — - some casually, some skeptically. A mixed display of collegiate-sweatered types, artsy standouts, sport-coated journalism majors. Perched on the steps of 130 Beacon Street, or sitting along the Wall, we talk, smoke, eat, complain about the prices at the canteen. Some Emersonians exhibit themselves here. Looking like animated mannequins on an open stage, poseurs and fashion queens — socialites all — model newly-purchased vintage clothes. A mild roar of conversation spills into the street. Traffic lights dictate car flow. Quick audience changes add excitement to the show. The show changes when classes do. Emersonian 7 8 Emersonian Retreating from this eighth of a block of Wall, we tramp through the city. An extended campus. Of city sites in varying suits — autumn, winter, spring. The same base. Varied coverings. Boston exudes historical significance, wealth; tradition oozing through cobblestoned sidewalks. Cabot, Adams, Hancock, Kennedy. Names in history texts, architecturally preserved. Emersonian 9 Beacon Hill. Back Bay. N eighborhoods luring students, offering temporary residence in buildings — once majestic, now pre-Revolutionary facades for “student slums.” Roach-infested. Over-priced. Undermaintained. 10 Emersonian Emersonian 11 It’s a place of concrete playgrounds, fenced-in freedom for city kiddies. It’s a place of people dodging cars, meter maids, the infamous “boot.” Of squeezed parking and traffic. Of construction cacophony avoided through audio environmental control devices — Walkmen. 12 Emersonian Emersonian 13 Boston is a town of ug ' ly contrasts. Of overflowinj? dumpsters in pot-holed alleys and immaculate tweed coats exiting ' the Harvard Club. Of bagpeople begging, rummaging through trash and Lord and Taylor bags swinging down the street. Of smoke stacks exhaling phantom snakes that writhe in the sky, curling and disappearing over Cambridge. Of fireworks illuminating the Charles and concerts under summer-clear skies. Of children splashing through crystal fountains at the Christian Science Center and the first glimmer of Holiday lights on the annual Prudential fir. Of dealers on the Common, offering you a joint. Of drunks snoring in the public library and partying fans jamming the Marathon route. Of racial unrest and political double-dealing. 14 Emersonian Emersonian 15 16 Emersonian Contrasts. Emerson College, sandwiched between brownstone condominiums, is a specialized society overlapping urbanity. A c ontrast in itself, the College strives for modernity and technological advancement within the walls of historic structures. Computerization has changed, improved the school, by centralizing information systems. Offices sport glowing neon-green screens. Recall modes have preserved everything — unpaid bills, Incompletes, F’s — forever. Data retrieval. Sophisticated media equipment. Revamped studios. Polished productions. Experimental theater. Published writing. Creating, performing, conveying a message. Voices in disagreement, practices and rehearsals. The perfection of skills and techniques. The clash between theory and practical application resounds here. It always has. There is a sense of urgency. The urgency of learning and doing, of projecting for the future, of being more than the typical school — unconventional, in some ways. Emerson College. It’s just like that. Emersonian 17 Compendium Events Soraya Rodrifjuez, Kara Ferber, Vivian McCall and Diane Kelley chat with alumni during’ Emerson’s annual Phonathon. See page 3b for more photos. 18 Compendium Events Above, Michael Byrne, Brooks Russell, Bob Knapp and Pam Gutlon (books) greet guests at the opening of the Emerson College Stoi-e. More on page 23. Students, faculty and staff (left) catch the summer’s last rays at Crane’s Beach. Pages 30 through 33 highlight this outing. Compendium Events 19 T Moving In Resident Assistant Mugfsy McGaffijran and Resident Director Matt Elliot (top inset photo) view the move-in mayliem from the safest (and coolest) vantajje point — a window well above ground level. 20 Compendium Events Ah, Boston! What better way to bepin collejje than to move into Charlesgate on a hot, mu fty day — then be ushered through a week of meetings and lines and more lines . . . Orientation The heat cooled off in the evenings, though, when “Pastiche” (left to right) — David Griffen, Lisa Gelabert, Nick Turco and Cindy Horsman — sang their way into the early experiences of the Class of ’87. Compendium Events 21 Organizational Fair The Student Government Association’s annual Organizational Fair gives students an opportunity to find out more about clubs and extracurricular involvement at the school. Here (top photo) Diane DiGioia of WERS offers information about the radio station to prospective staffer’s, while P’orensic Society members (below) display their trophies and exei’cise their speaking abilities. ’ ■ U 22 Compendium Events Don and Gail Gauthier’, Page Sponsors School Store Opening A long awaited event — the opening of the Emerson College Store! Stocked with magazines, gum, cards, Emerson memorabilia and other essentials, the store, under the management of Susan Tabano (below right) and Lisa Rosenthal (not shown) kept students, faculty and staff coming back for more. Compendium Events 23 “Emersonians adapted extremely well to their spartan lifestyle . . ” Dr. Robert Roetger Scenes from Semester Abroad by Carmen Marusich and Barbara Szlanic Last fall, fifty students and four professors opted to spend their semester studyiny, travel- ing and experiencing different cultures in Europe. The challenges and joys oj this voyage are here recorded through collected journal en- tries and after-the-trip interviews with stu- dents. We arrive at the Chateau de Pourtales late-nip:ht, September 13, weary with travel fatigue and nervous anticipation. Bus rolls up a long, narrow drive, gravel crunching beneath its tires. We crane our necks to see an historic castle glowing in the darkness in the shadow and night of trees. Tall glass doors are thrust open, welcoming, and this castle radiating cheer and warmth becomes our home for two months. The Chateau not exactly in the city of Strasbourg but in Robertsau, a village of farms, cornfields, ferocious dogs and a post office invaded by Americans the very next day. A smoke-and-news store sells postcards of our Chateau and for five francs we hop the bus that takes us into Strasbourg. City of . . . cobblestones, stucco and dark beams, the river Ille and canals, billboards displaying Flashdance and Le Retour du Jedi. fine Alsatian food, German beer and French wine, and, of course, Wliat-a-Burger. Adjusting to the weather — and what happened to the rest of summer? Begging for an extra blanket, mosquito-mashing. No, screens hadn’t been invented when they built the Chateau. Shiver in the darkness. Sleepless nights and early yearnings for the comforts of home. Mom, I miss you. Waiting in winding queues for the latest of Frederic’s gourmet creations. Potatoes again? And again and again . but who can ever get enough French bread? I could KILL for an Oreo! “Adapting so well — not having hoards of junk food and no T.V. — meant that the students could experience things that were more French, like the food and the culture. " Dr. Robert Roetger First-thing-in-the-morning classes with Bob Roetger, sleepy-eyed, we yawn, shiver and shift in uncomfortable wooden seats, anticipating the stampede to the mailboxes. Mail from home fast becomes the thing most-looked forward to as days stretch into weeks, then months. Watch the season change; the trees turn red and orange while you think of fall at home. Lazy days and warmth of sunshine. A late “Indian summer.’’ Sunning on a sprawling estate, on endless lawns, on long, stone steps. Late afternoon soccer games. “The soccer program, taken through the initiative of the students, was essential logical carry-over of campus li fe into a European environment. We really got out there and looked forward to it. Playing soccer was great exercise; we worked up good appetites and also developed a spirit of camaraderie . " Dr. Robert Roetger Fun, action, excitement filling long drawn-out days melt into magical evenings in the city. Mingling in bars, stammered attempts at francais — some shy, others bold — always resulting in communication of sort s. “The universals were music, dancing, and drinking.” Kelly Gammon Favorite night-time hot-spots: the Turkheim, La France, and the infamous Irish Pub. Friends made and early morning rentrees. Hear the rumble of tires, then doors slam, crunch of footsteps and whispers beneath your window. Taxis deposit Emersonians safely at the doors of the old Chateau. “It wasn ' t a vacation. Jennifer Barbone No hot water again? and when can I pick up my laundry? How long will this mail strike last? A quiz every Friday? “One of the best things about these trips abroad is that the classrooms learning doesn’t end at a particular time. Maybe more learning goes on outside the classroom than inside.” Professor Walt Littlefield i High spirits in a Munich beer hall Jennifer Hirshan, Debbie Rabinowitz and Billy Glasser celebrate Oktoberfest. 24 Compendium Events 1 Field trips to the Council of Europe, Strasbourfj’s Cathedrale, the KronenbourfT Brewery and a vineyard. Those excursions were only the begrinning’. Weekends found us on a nine hour truly romantic road trip through Germany, freezing on the side of an Alp, exploring the crumbling castle in Heidelberg, marveling at Koln’s most fantastic cathedral eaten away by mortar shells. Or sitting amidst swans in Lucerne. Stampeding off a boat to catch a train, or chugging lazily up the Rhine as castles, fortresses and the Loreley drift on by. Nov. 6 Moist and misty morning. We depart, say goodbye to the Chateau de Pourtales, to our Chateau. Mixed emotions as we’re sorry to leave it behind but anxious to move on. Bags packed and breakfasts eaten boarded on a familiar bus. Tape blasts “Magic Bus.” Turning slowly away from an old castle, we wave to friends made: our governess, Susan, Chef Frederic and Pascal, the maids. “Why do a lot of them cry when the time comes to leave the Chateau at Strasbourg?” Professor Ted Phillips Catch final, blurry glimpse through fog-shrouded trees. A fairytale castle vanishes existing forever as part of us. Later that day, we arrive in Munich “Sure you can carry a fifty-pound bag across the street, but try walking with it for three miles!” Jennifer Barbone Our first luggage-lugging experience — we drag suitcases, bend forward under the weight of backpacks and try to keep up with a brisk-paced Ted Phillips. We grimace, groan, whimper and sweat our way to the Hotel Herzog, a fifteen-minute haul from the train station. Collapse on the beds in the quads we share for the next three days. Dash off a letter over continental breakfast the next morning Rested and ready to explore. Visit Dachau on a cold, stark day. Clear day, blinding sunlight, harsh white walls reflect the glare. Rectangles of concrete, foundations left intact, stand as reminders of pain, torture, suffering and despair contained. Listen the wind whispers their anguished souls. Sit in the warmth of the sun. Feel the breeze, softly on cheeks, hair in your eyes, you reach over, pluck a grey stone from the rubble a souvenir, you say — a symbol of the pain that was, the desolation that is what’s left. Feel a great sadness If you could resist . Julie Kreichman sinks her teeth into a French confection in Strasbourg. The call to exit answered by Emersonians clamouring to reach luggage, haul it off the train and deposit it on a new platform in a new city. Fifty-three ragamuffin Americans find themselves awake, but barely, ready to trek to a new hotel. In Vienna it’s the Hotel Furstenhof we wait in the lobby for our guide; the invasion of Emersonians is about to begin. “Europeans could definitely spot us. And sometimes I think we were treated with an almost ‘American policy. ' Like, ‘There’s an American. Let’s treat him a certain way.” Kelly Gammon Discover this city of cheap Toblerone Forgotten that night in a beer hall where robust bar maids wield master pitchers of local spirits Long, wooden benches, soaring, beamed ceilings. A traditionally-garbed band churns out lively folk tunes; we sing, drink and laugh alongside jovial drunks from all over the world. An international feast of song, brew and laughter. Cacophony of voices singing, laughing, shouting. Instruments tooting, oompa-pa-ing, glass pitchers clashing together, crashing to the floor. En route to Vienna. Scrunched up train ride. Comrades sleeping bundled in coats and sweaters. Feet propped on luggage, seats and against cool glass. Grey-white sky blank outside the window. Silence in the compartment interrupted by foreign voices. chocolate, closed banks and underground street crossings. Vienna is winter already. The trees are bare. Escape the chill by retreating inside coffee houses. Watch passers-by bustle past bundled in wool coats. Indulge in another huge pastry, another cup of coffee. Discover a quiet elegance, a deliberate slowness. Stop to look in a candy-shop window come face to face with life-size edible statues. Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov square off in a store front display. A sign of growing fear in the Western World. Ted Phillips in toga (below). Compendium Events 25 Across the square, the Spanish Riding Sciiool wliere proud, straiKht-i)acked ridei ' s put tile famed Lippizaners throu} ' h their paces. Stop to eat more wonderful desserts Then return to the hotel enjoy the luxury of a hot bath in a loriK, tile tub, wonder when next you will have the pleasure. .Midnight in a couchette corifjested quarters can’t sit up can’t write lyinjr down less than seven hours to Venice Gro}?f;:ily rubbing ' sleep from our eyes we sit on piazza steps in the early morning light. Brown water laps up against the edge of the square, a discarded plastic bag, some pigeon feathers float by. Across the Grand Canal, a shite dome glimmers with the first rays of the sun. Ted lectures us on meeting place and time. We half-listen W’atching the city come to lazy life this Sunday morning. A motor boat cab chugs by. Released, we explore the city — a city not only of famed canals, but also of narrow winding streets twisting around and across those canals via tiny arched foot bridges. In St. Mark’s square, thousands of pigeons, seagulls wheeling, obnoxiously screeching. Artists line the docks Sight-seeing boats wait, then depart. Tourist-packed to capacity Outdoor cafes with hundreds of tiny white tables overlook the bay. Next stop, Florence. Race through darkened streets, backpacks bouncing, muscles struggling, lungs pumping Eyes trying to take in sights along the way. “This was a real test of mental and physical strength. It was an overseas pleasurable hoot camp.” Jessica Gohen Cramped quarters, four to a room, clothes strewn around and a bathroom littered with toiletries. Dirty hand towels, quick shower floods the bedroom floor. Luggage sits in a puddle of water. A man, tiny spider monkey clinging to his leg distributes rolls for breakfast. Leave beds unmade and hurry to learn Florence like the back of your hand. Admire the beautiful Palazzi and artwork, climb 463 tortuous steps to the top of the Duomo. Sit on cold grey marble under carved pillars and arches on top of the great dome of the third longest cathedral in the world. Santa Maria del Fiore. Look out and over a city centuries old through a wire fence. Up here where wind whips hair around and chafes our faces, fingers turn to ice. Lean back against a white marble pillar, graffitti-adorned with autographs and dates of visits. It’s easy to understand why tourists flock to this city — Few can resist the beauty, the cuisine, the prices! Outdoor markets boast incredible savings on leather goods, neon signs flash “Real Italian Ice Cream.” Shop-lined flagstone streets graze the stucco sides of buildings. Broken shutters hang askew from rusty hinges. Laundry strung out on lines between buildings from balconies window to window. Bellies full of warm and caffeinated capuccinos and cold ice cream cake spiked with rum. “There was the frustration of being in a place and wanting to see everythittg before you leave. You try to cram in .so much and keep health and strength.” Marcie Littlefield We arrive in Rome sporting new jackets, boots and handbags bought in P lorence. Cold coffee at breakfast. Rolls and Butter. Again. Yearnings for eggs and toast. Set out on a walking tour in the rain, huge drips falling on busy streets. Hear buses rumbling, brakes squealing. Dodge puddles and umbrellas, try to keep up with the group tour. Feet soaked. Hair dripping. Catch a dreary glimpse of this city, its fountains, cathedrals and ruins — all of it grey, all of it wet. On a better day, we eat lunch on the Spanish Steps. A coin tossed into the Trevi Fountain guarantees a return visit. For now, though, memories of Rome consist of tromping around in grey rain, trudging along behind ' Ted, sight-seeing like it would go out of style, back aches, great, cheap restaurants, and Dynasty re-runs dubbed in Italian. 7:30 a.m. “Buon Giorno!” The train man greets us as we wake, groping to find toothbrushes, combs and contacts. Traveling along the coastline, see the sun rise over shimmering water, palm trees, and pastel stucco houses. After frigid Rome, the warmth of Nice is a comforting thought. Race from the hotel to explore this seaside haven. Sit overlooking a pebbled beach, where the water is four shades of blue, and glittering waves swell and break, foaming. Soak up the sun’s rays. Relax. At Monaco, sailboats jam the docks, bumping and nudging themselves and the wooden piers. Ropes and flags flap, dive and tango in the breeze. Winding paths and driveways overlook the seaport scene and lead to the castle of Prince Rainier. The casinos offer a diversion from the more relaxed activities of viewing the sea, the landscapes, and playing along the tree-and flower-lined walkways. Visit the Chagall Museum. A breath-taking structure exhibits the works of Marc Chagall, dedicated to the people of France. Paintings and mosaics are filled with emotion and symbolism. Overwhelming, stirring. Supporting the loc al colloseum Jessica Cohen, Stacy Zucker, Donna Chessare deter the fall of Ancient Rome. 26 Compendiuni Events Napping of a train . . Karen O ' Brien takes grey drizzle. time out from the rigors of the road. Nights spent crowded into bunkbeds A fantasy place, a calm, winking jewel on the ocean. A moment of rest, time for a deep breath before killer couchettes tonight. " It tvas amazing to see how everyone pulled together. After a while, we just did what we had to. If it meant getting up at U o’clock i)i the morning to catch a train, we would he up and out. There was a spirit of ‘do it and shut up about if.” Kelly Gammon “Survival on the road sometimes mea is transcending people and situations. " Walt Littlefield Feeling exhausted and hungry and dirty. Little things bring great joy: Clean clothes, a cup of hot chocolate, a bowl of soup, a loaf of bread. A sunny day. A warm shower, A letter from home. Even in the rain, though, Paris is spectacular. Places, sights only dreamed of, become unforgettable realities. Ride the Metro and scavenge through flea market wares. Or, do some real spending along the Champs de L’Eysees, Place des Halles. Prostitutes wearing fishnets and sjiandex line Rue St. Denis, eyeing prospective buyers. Thanksgiving is spent in restaurants, missing the folks back home. Mentally preparing ourselves to move on once again. En route to Barcelona, Spain At 4 a.m., the call to switch trains (at the Spanish border) is met with weary reluctance, yawns and sighs. Our dazed and rumpled group, zombies on a new train, arrives in Barcelona at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 22 Our final stop before London, Amsterdam, Nov. 29. And of course it’s raining, as we jog along littered sidewalks panting, arms and backs aching, during the toughest luggage-schlep to date. Retire to the Hans Brinker Student Hotel where the quads are roomy and the showers are warm. Another city, another museum, this time the Vincent Van Gogh Museum. Discover the Ravensbruck Monument, commemorating the victims of concentration camps. Dedicated to the women who met theii ' deaths there. This voyage, it seems, follows a cycle of reinforced learning. From the Dachau concentration camp to the Ravensbruck Monument, we are reminded of the ravages of political insanity, of war. Likewise, from city to city we see the protests against nuclear weapons. The problems of the world and at home are not easily avoided. Here in Amsterdam, the youth are seeking peace, political and social equality, a safer world, employment. No matter where we are — At the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Dachau, Amsterdam, Boston — people are searching for security, peace, jobs. After two days of roaming cobblestone streets and dodging garbage, we’re off to cross the English Channel and make a final, homeward step. In London, where the native language is our own, simple tasks like buying groceries, reading street signs, become simple again . . A dingy city, gritty and tough, streets crammed with people, smells and sounds. Finances running low, budget shopping a necessity. A few blocks from the hotel buy fruits and vegetables at a huge, open-air market. There, Spanish men bark prices, hurriedly weighing and bagging produce, requesting payment in quick Spanish. We hand him a few bills, hoping that it is enough to cover the price and hoping that he doesn’t bring our foreigness to the attention of the native shoppers. Take advantage of those bargains while we can — tomorrow night, we leave for Paris! “The biggest challenge ivas the stretch between Florence and Paris, ivhich ivas a series of almost one-night stands. It was difficult to be packing up with -everyone getting sick, and to keep going while trying to get enough sleep.” Marcie Littlefield 53 Americans board a night-time train and settle down into couchettes for the last time. Muffled giggles and coughs, train noises and dark countryside scenery. We are one incredible moving machine, relentlessly forging on after quick pitstops. Paris and four days of cold. Hub of youthdom, unemployment, canals and trolley tracks, the house of Anne Frank. Bikers and students dominate this city. As do piles of garbage — the result of a sanitation workers’ strike — lining the sidewalks. Walking, we find ourselves stepping over and around the mounds, often resorting to the streets to avoid the optical and optical unpleasantries Coffee at breakfast is served in cups reminiscent of Dixie Cups at home. Cobblestones and brick buildings I’emind us of Boston’s Beacon Hill. Weary from new sights, we drag ourselves through Parliament and Hampton Court down King’s Road and over London’s bridges spanning the Thames. Spend two weeks in a whirlwind of activity theatre-going sight-seeing night-clubbing holiday shopping. Throngs of eager holiday buyers — caught up in the urgency of purchasing gifts — jam sidewalks and department stores. The pounding surf . . Ted Phillips, Beth George, Jessica Moritt and Michelle Ryan relax on the French Riviera Compendium Events 27 Punks and trendies . . black leather and spikey, died hair. Scones and tea. The chanp;inp: of the f uard and British arrogance. kdsh and chips — familiar food fare for fourteen days — cockney accents and pubs that close by 11 p.m. In Waterloo, see bums huddlinp: around trash can fires warming their hands eating 25 pence cheese sandwiches. Their faces, grotesque and dirty in the firelight, their bodies, sad, twisted silhouettes, framed by alleyways. Homesickness double duty spreads and “The Day After,” reminding us of America, is viewed in a crowded T.V. room where international students — neighbors in our dormitory quarters — cast scowls and belligerent remarks at us, the American nuclear culprits. Leave for Gatwick early-morning December 15 A busload of familiar comrades departs, dazed, catching a final glimpse at London St reets dim in fog and snow remembering that first sight of a glowing castle in the dark of a September night. A plane ride transatlantic and hurried airport good-byes. Promises to stay in touch. Home seems warmer, familiar, but a little strange. Something about it has changed — the streets? the weather? — us? “When I got home, it ivas really weird because home was so different. The whole trip, at first, was like a buzz in my mind; it was all like one big blurr. Then, after looking at all the pictures, individual experiences started coming back and I was remembering more and more. " Kelly Gammon Just another stop along the way . . . Allison Zimmerman makes dual use of her luggage while waiting for a train. l1 At last, Paris Arriving in Paris, the Emerson contingency takes a rest and a look around. 28 Compendium Events 1 Compendium Events 29 1. Diane Rubin, 2. Billy Glasser, 4. Natalie Morales, 5. Kate McMorris. 6. Beth George, 7. Marcie Littlefield. 8. Walt Little- field, 9. Jessica Moritt, 10. Laura Anderson. 11. Barbara Szla- nic, 12. Donna Alexander, 13. Nicole Torre, 14. Carmen Maru- sich, 15. Susan (chatelaine), 16. Ted Phillips, 17. Rich Thorn- gren, 19. Tara Meany, 20. Kit Holland, 21. Lisa Pastore, 22. Robina Lelle, 23. Barbie Follett, 24. Jennifer Hirshan, 25. Stacy Zucker, 26. Maria Hanley, 27. Karen Dorrwachter. 28. Eric Rhoden, 29. Andrea Katz, 30. Kym St. Pierre, 31. Mau- reen Callaghan, 32. Allison Zimmerman, 33. Alan Padula, 34. Jennifer Barbone, 35. Annemarie Simko, 36. Diane Raike, 37. Susan Cafarella, 38. Jessica Cohen, 39. Kelly Gammon, 40. Donna Chessare, 41. Brian Frazer, 42. Kim Jones, 43. Patty Brown, 44. Patty Oot (with hat), Cathy Rose, 45. Kim Blethan. 46. Karen O’Brien, 48. Beth Ann Daily, 49. Lynda Maria. 50. Patty Parisella. Missing: Dr. Robert Roetger, Debbie Rabino- witz, Ricardo Arambarri, Fran Orner, Julie Kreichman, Michelle Ryan. A sign for the times . . Jessica Cohen, Rich Thorngren, Diane Raike and Karen O’Brien play Jedi Knights in France. A.FF1CHA E CIRAUDY, Crane’s Beach Another Emerson tradition — cappinfr Orientation Week at Crane’s Beach in Ipswich. Left, Tim May and Janet Carley pose for a traditional beach shot. 30 Compendium Events Above right, Assistant Dean of Students Kathy Manning, Union Director Virginia Thomas-Nowak, and Director of Reading and Study Skills, Linda Camp, enjoy the day’s sun. Compendium Events 31 32 Compendium Events The organized chaos at Crane’s Beach includes sunning- and s-wimming -with liberal doses of competitive sport. Above left, President Allen Koenig in the tug of war is cheered on by daughters Wendy and Jody. Below left, Lizeth Gonzalez takes time to reflect. Compendium Events 33 Parents Weekend Parents Weekend 1983 save students an opportunity to share college life with mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. After a day spent participating in the “Emerson experience” on-campus, everyone un- wound at the 30’s Ball at Horticultural Hall. Entertainment was provided by “Pastiche” and guests were en- couraged to dance the night away. Below, Michael Mendenhall and his mother (seated at table) enjoy the show. 34 Compendium Events Christmas Party r I . By the end of the semester, Emersonians are ready to relax and cele- brate the winter holidays. Above, members of Rho Delta Omega do just that at their Christmas Party. Below, John Spingola, Bill Geerhart and friend share the holiday cheer, too. Irene and Bernie Skomar, Page Sponsors Compendium Events 35 Diane Sperduti (top) and Grad student Soraya Rodriguez offer smiles as they pitch in to raise money. 36 Compendium Events This year’s Phonathon was the most successful yet! Not only was the dollar goal exceeded, but more alumni were contacted than ever be- fore. Vice President of Development and College Relations, Bob Ringe, (above) and alumnus Glen Meehan (’83) talk to alumni and explain the fund-raising theme “One Brick at a Time.” Compendium Events 37 Compendium: The Year in Politics, 1983-84 In August, 1983, Korean flig-ht 707, flying over the sea of Japan, went off course and drifted into Soviet air- space. The plane was shot down and none of the 269 people on board sur- vived. As news of the downing was made public, a horrified world a- waited explanation. The United States condemned the act as senseless murder, using this incident to further prove that the Soviet Union is an aggressive, war- like nation. The Soviets charged that the plane had not heeded trans- mitted warnings and that its sudden change of course had not been an accident. U.S. -Soviet relations continue to decline. October, 1983. As the United States prepared to deploy the Pershing Two and cruise missies in Europe, massive anti-American demonstra- tions were held across the world. The Soviet Union, threatening to withdraw from the Geneva arms talks, jeopardized future arms con- trol negotiations with the United States. Despite the protests, NATO began deployment and, honoring their word, the Soviets pulled out of the Geneva Talks. In 1982, U.S. Marines were sent to Beirut on a “peacekeeping” mission. President Reagan, obtaining an ex- tension on the War Powers Act from Congress, kept the troops in Beirut. October 23, 1983 — Two men drove a truck filled with explosives into a Marine base and detonated the car- go. Over two hundred Marines were killed, making this the greatest American military loss since the Vietnam War. A stunned nation watched soldiers search through tons of steel and con- crete for fallen comrades. The tragedy struck a short six months after an attack made on the U.S. embassy in Beirut killed .56 people. The bombing raised serious ques- tions concerning the expanding pow- ers of the President: To what extent Above, on the Boston Common early last September, Korean Amei ' icans protest the attack on Korean flight 707 and Soviet aggression. can the President ignore Congres- sional war acts and at what point should the United States withdraw from “peacekeeping” or other stabi- lizing missions in foreign territory? Two days after the massacre of Marines in Beirut, the United States began an invasion of the small island of Grenada. Protests around the An American soldier (large photo) poses with Medical school students on the island of Gre- nada after troops invaded the area. A giant crane (inset photo) lifts huge cement blocks off the collapsed building in which U.S. Marines were killed when a truck packed with explosives crashed through the gate and into the building. foH o “1 c □ 38 Compendium Events Konstantin U. Chernenko was named as the new General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, succeeding: the late Yuri V. Andropov. Ronald and Nancy Reag:an in Januaiy, 1976, enter a Miami, Florida television station to tape an interview. At that time, Reagan was asserting that his plan to decentralize federal government was being distorted by President Foi’d’s “men.” In 1988-84, with the Demociatic primaries underway. President Reagan’s decentralization scheme and his budget cuts in social ])i-ograms were being vehemently criticized. world decried the violation of Grena- da’s sovereifrnty, and U.S. allies joined other nations in the admoni- tion. The declared purpose of the inva- sion was to protect the lives of over 1,000 Americans trapped on the is- land after a leftist military coup. The United States had been retjuested by six Caribbean neighbors of Gre- nada to intercede in the conflict. Soon after the invasion the Ad- ministration produced evidence that the island was also a Cuban base and was viewed as a threat to U.S. in- terests in that reg ' ion. The Grenada invasion marked the first time in American history that the press was not allowed to cover and accompany soldiers in a full- scale invasion. Yuri Andropov (1914-1984) — After a long, undisclosed illness, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov died Febru- ary 9. Andropov had not been seen in public since the summer of 1983, while Soviet officials insisted that he was recovering from a “severe cold’’ it was clear that the Soviet leader was seriously ill. Andropov’s death, the second death of a Soviet leader within eigh- teen months, created a leadership crisis as the world waited for word on a successor. Konstantin Chernenko was selected by the Communist Party Central Committee to succeed the late Yuri Andropov. Chernenko, at age 72, became the oldest Soviet leader chosen for the position. His selection was viewed as a political comeback by many who felt that his age was a mitigating factor in the decision. Chernenko took control at a time when Soviet-American relations are at their most volatile point since the Second World War. Compendium Events 39 Attending an arms cotitrol debate last October at Harvard are Democratic presidential candidates Gov. Reuben Askew and Senators Alan Cranston. Johti Glenn, Gary Hart, Ernest HollinKS, Georjje McGovern and Walter Mondale. At the time of the first Democratic presidential primary, eip:ht men were seeking the nomination for President of the United States. In- cluded in the race were Senator Ernest Rollings of South Carolina, Senator John Glenn of Ohio, Senator Gary Hart of Colorado, former Vice President Walter Mondale, ex- senator George McGovern of South Dakota, Senator Alan Cranston of California, former Governor Reuben Askew of Florida and Rev. Jesse Jackson. In what became the most widely televised debate in history, the eight debated and attacked each other as well as President Reagan. By early June, seven weeks before the Demo- cratic convention was held in San Francisco, only three candidates re- mained: Hart, Jackson and Mondale. Democratic presidential canditiate Jesse Jackson wipes sweat from his face after finishinfj a speech at Ph-aminKham Middle School last March. 40 Compendium Events October 11, 1984 — In the preliminary voting- for mayor of Boston, one vote separated Melvin II. Kitig and Raymond L. Flynn. King, f)4, a former state representative and veteran civil rights activist, received 90 percent of the votes of blacks, a substantial vote from other minorities and an estimated 15 percent of the votes cast by whites. Calling his suppoi-ters a “rainbow coalition,” he promised, “With the rainbow coalition, we will color Boston beautiful.” With the race for the presidency dominating’ the national political scene, 1983-84 ■was also a period of racial change for regional politics. Harold Washington became Chica- go’s first black mayor and in Phil- adelphia, Wilson Goode was elected as the first black mayor of the city of brotherly love. In Boston, a city with a strong his- tory of racial strife, Mel King became the first black to be a serious contend- er for the mayoralty. Certainly the most visible cam- paign was that of the Reverend Jesse Jackson. As the first black to be seen by the nation as a viable candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Jackson brought a powerful new political force to the forefront of American politics. Research and text contribution — Robert Stafford Photos courtesy of The Boston Herald Democratic Mayor W. Wilson Goode flashes a victory sign to photographers before voting in Philadelphia last Nov. 8. His victory made him Philadelphia’s first black mayor. Chicago’s Democratic mayor, Harold Washington, announces at a news conference eight months before his election that former mayor Jane Byrne “still does not realize she is finished.” Compendium Events 41 l( Compendium Theatre Arts Ellen Meskimen and Barbara Ciraldo in The Blounh and (he Stars, a joint production between the Charlestown Working Theatre and Emerson’s Theatre Arts Division. From professional theatres to small, low-budfi:et student pro- ductions, Emerson students learn their craft through hands- on experience. At right, Dina Krissel appears in Bag Lady, a student- direc1;ed production offered through W. A.T.T. (Wednesday Af- ternoon Theatre Thing) program. L 1 — w 42 Conipendium Theatre Arts On paper, plays are words. They’re dialogues and de- scriptions. When plays are transformed into living, mov- ing pieces, however, the combination of physical elements becomes more important than scripted words alone. Sets, costumes, lighting and movement become visible manifestations of the initial words. Physical ob- jects and motions, not necessarily words, become the vehicles through which stories are told. The following sixteen pages combine these elements — both the physical, or pictorial, and the literary — to tell the story of the 1983-84 season of Emerson perfor- While working on a production, a special closeness between cast members develops. Bill Martel, Michael Lal’olla, Kevin Lambert (pianist), and Paula Jackson pose for a friendly shot while rehearsing Interna- tional Stud. mance art events. Compendium Theatre Arts 43 r u Candide”: Spi’inp: is traditionally marked by the presentation of the annual musical. For the past twelve years, the Musical Theatre Society has show- cased its production at John Hancock flail. This year’s production faced both a shortened semester and lack of an adequate per- formance space. The cast and crew of the 31st Spring Musi- cal, however, overcame these obstacles. The musical Candide, based on Voltaire’s play, was chosen for its adaptability to experi- mental staging. The produc- tion was held at Emerson’s mainstage theatre in the Brimmer Street building. Due to limited seating, the cast performed a record ten shows. Visualizing and enacting these staging and perfor- mance adaptations were not easy tasks. The creative minds guiding this effort were Leo Nickole, Director; Janet Craft, Choreographer; and Scott VVTieeler and David Griffin, Musical Directors. Collaborating with the Mu- sical Theatre Society, the Division of Theatre Arts and the College were Producer Paul Tetreault and Associate Producer Matthew Morgan. Paul Tetreault, addressing the cast at opening rehearsal, is pictured below. Rehearsing . . . Cunegonde (Cynthia Horsman) and Can- dide (Luke Smith) share a tender moment (top inset photo). Voltaire (a dual cast role played here by Bill Mar- tel) professes his philosophy as Director Nickole looks on (upper photo). Constructing . . . Jim Al- berghini, Lori Baruch (bottom photo) and Rachel Brooks (in- set photo) work on set de- signed by Michael Anania. From Start . . . 1 44 Compendium Theatre Arts Of the over thirty musicals he has directed at Emerson, the stafring for Candide was perhaps Professor Nickole’s most masterful. Of his directing style, one member of the cast said, “He not only challengjes you as a performer, he also challenges you as a person.” Below, Nickole explains his intricate staging. The cast worked closely with the Dance Department led by Choreographer Janet Craft. Admiring . . John Mullican (above as Maximillian, Can- dide’s vain cousin, takes a longing look at himself during early rehearsals. Dancing . . Dancers (left) work through opening num- ber. Compendium Theatre Arts 45 The week before openinK nig ' ht is tense for everyone. It is especially tense, however, for Costume Desifjner Mary Ellen Adams, as she sees the costumes she has designed on live bodies for the first time. The “Dress Parade” marks the beginning of Production Week, what some in the the- atre call “Hell Week.” Below, Luke Smith and Cyn- thia Ilorsman model swash- buckling costumes at the Dress Parade. I D Pictured above are Elana Maggal and Sally Forest dis- guised by Mary Ellen’s cos- tume creations. Performing ... in the “Auto de Fe,” one of Candide’s grand production numbers, are Wil- liam Harrington, Merri Sug- arman (playing the Old Lady, a dual cast role shared with Denise Royal) and Cynthia Horsman. Comforting . . . The Old Lady (Merri Sugarman) reas- sures Candide (Luke Smith) that all will happen for the best. Mary Ellen Adams (seated) instructs cast on proper wear of the costumes as Bill Farrick, William Neish, Erin Victoria Egan (Production Stage Manager), Dennis Scott and Robert Toombs listen. 46 Compen(4ium Theatre Arts Instructing . . Voltaire (standing, Ron Jenkins) offers the “best” advice to eager but humorously naive students (Amy Cole, John Mullican, Cynthia Horsman). . .To Finish Wooing ... In one of Candide’s most comical mo- ments (at left), the Governor (Nick Turco, also seen below) sings a romantic ballad to a slave woman who turns out to be Maximillian (John Mulli- can) in disguise. Displayed at left and below is one of the many colorful stylized drops designed by Mi- chael Anania. As Candide, throughout his journey, realized that this was not “the best of all possible worlds,” the cast, crew and all of Emerson College discovered that despite obstacles Candide was the “best of all possible” musicals. Photos by Laura Sawyer Compendium Theatre Arts 47 Productions Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander by Preston Jones Director Stephen P. Sorkin Scenic Designer Harry W. Morg’an Costume Designer Mary Ellen Adams Lighting Designer James Alberghini Sound Designer David Morgan Cast Gail Martin Mary Ruth Clarke Ron Jenkins David M. Carr Chris Plummer Patrick F. Kelley Stephen McDonald Mike Allard David Mansfield Anthony Clark Karen Robinson Production Stage Manager Erin Victoria Egan Leonie’s Ahead of Schedule by George Feydeau Director David Miller Scenic Designer Faye Simon Costume Designer Danna Call Lighting Designer Jeffrey M. V itsett Cast Elana I. Maggal Steven Anderson Collen Gallo Sophia E. Ransom Jane Kreisel H. Mark Smith Production Stage Manager Charles I. Macey Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odet Director Lars Thorson Scenic Designer Faye Simon Costume Designer Sally Chadwick Lighting Designer Jeffrey M. Wiitsett Cast Reenie Duff Michael Robert Chopoorian Linda Rosensweig David Mazzaferro Craig Merman Blaine R. Leone Michael T. Byrne Dany Primus Michael Pereira Mary Griffin Production Stage Manager Laurie A. Rainier The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Director Cyprienne Gabel Scenic Designer Michael Anania Costume Designer Mary Harkins Lighting Designer Laurie Hammond Leonie (Elana Maggal, far right) suffers from premature labor pain in Lconie’s Ahead of Schedule. To the left are Sophie Ransom and Steve Anderson. The cast of Waiting for Lefty fights for power within an oppressive society. Pictured above are Michae Byrne, Elaine Leone, Dany Primus, Craig Merman, Dave Mazzaferro, Linda Rosensweig, and Michae Robert Chopoorian. S I 48 Compendium Theatre Arts High school sweethearts Billy Bob Wortman (Ron Jenkins) and Lu Ann Hampton (Mary Ruth Clarke) share both a swing on the porch and thoughts of the day. Scene from Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander. !; In another scene from Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, the regulars gather at the neighborhood bar. Left to right are Patrick Kelley, Mike Allard and Steve McDonald. Musical Director Scott Wlieeler Cast Jennifer Phipps Valentina Stupak Jim Williams Roger Rignack Scott Fergang John Mullican Scott Mullins Adam Ian Gavzer Ian MacLennan Nick Turco H. Mark Smith Robert Grader Matt Kirkwood Elena Jean Jacinto Natalie Eva Menger Production Stage Manager Lori Baruch Losers by Brian Friel Director Niel J. Maurer Scenic Designer Karan Reinstein Costume Designer Kelly Porter Lighting Designer David Morgan Cast Stephen Vono Sandra Docwra-Jones Lisa Tucker Elyse Garfinkel Production Stage Manager Tom M. Mirabile Family Album by Noel Coward Director Ron Jenkins Scenic Designer Karan Reinstein Costume Director Chrisi Karvonides Lighting Director David Morgan Cast Barry R. Gallo Cynthia L. Horsman Amy E. Watts Marty Griffin Martha Jussaume Terrence L. Donilon Amy Cole John Driscoll David Lillard Stage Manager Lisa R. Heyman The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney, Jr. Director Robert Amelio Costume Designer Reva Shufro Lighting Designer David Hale Cast Karen Uminski Kerrie Ticknor Joyce Kacin David Hale Louis Gervais Tara Mooney Christopher Donohue Emma Palzere Stage Manager Leslie Namie Baal by Bertolt Brecht Compendium Theatre Arts 49 The Company Mary Ellen Adams James Alber rhini Michael Anania Michael Anderson Bob Baden Lori Baruch Steve Bofjart Denise Bourcier Rachel Brooks Paul Brown Kristan Ann Burke Michael Byrne Danna Call Mary Carey Joe Dansora Kathy Delaney Reenie Duff John Ennis Alan Fish Gary France Rudy Fritsch Claire Fruitman Adam Gavzer Scott Gold Richard Gross Deb Guston Thomas Habecker David Hale Buzz Hall Laurie Hammond Bill Hemp Jackie Henderson Danielle Howe Michael A. Katcher Andrew Kellogg Greg Kellogg Kim Keown V. Kingsley Matt Kirkwood Barbara Knowlton Jane Kreisel Monique Lareau Elaine Leone Harry Levine David Lillard Ruth Marks Gail Martin Monique Maria Martinez Tom M. Mirabile David Morgan Harry Morgan Eric Morin John Mosca Bill Mullin Scott Mullins Maximilian Mutchnick Jack Nardi Lisa Needham Joanne E. Nelson Richard O’Brien Dany Primus David Pruitt Annegret Reimer Karan Reinstein Peter Salem Jane Sanborn Maxine Schaffer-Fromm Faye Simon Rina Syracuse Rich Tabach Jennifer Witt John J. Wright They’re Playing Our Song by Marvin Hamlisch, Neil Simon and Carol Bayer-Sager Director Deb Guston Music Director Diane Capotosto Choreographer Jane Marshall Cast Nick Turco The cast of The (ireat American Horror Movie survived the antics of “the psychotic killer” and lived to laugh about it. Pictured below are Lori Dit’ostanzo, John Mullican, Adam Gavzer, Paula Holmberg (standing) and Elmma Palzere, Bill Martel and Linda Triangelo (dead). The Communication Studies Division and the Oral Interpretation Society present The Dining Room Karen Uminski and Kerrie Ticknor look on as Tara Mooney bids farewell to Christopher Donohue. 50 Comperidium Theatre Arts The Division of Communication Disorders and Theatre Arts teamed up for a siprned adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. Seen above are Scott Crawford and Mary Micari. Maxine Schaffer-Fromm Amy Cole Daren E. Hause Dawn M. Pomposi James T. Humphrey Tony Lehmenkuler James A. Raposa Sarah Hoffsommer Evan Bun- Production Stag-e Manager Melissa Emery Trial by Jury by W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan Director Mike Allard Musical Director Elana I. Maggal Accompianist Bethann Benett Cast Terrence C. Donilon Cynthia L. Horsman John Mullican Robert Zolli Emma Palzere Luke Wilson Smith David Whipple Lawrence Assenza Robert Dutton Glenn Farrell Robert Toombs W. Kevin Young Amy G. Harris Beth Klob Judi Mavon Jean Sorich Valentina Stupak Compendium Theatre Arts 51 Ann Sweeney Cyndi Freeman Staffe Manager Carolyn Strauss Hansel and (Jretel original script by Moses Goldberg adapted by Robert Colby and Sue Colten Directors Robert Colby Sue Colten Costume Designer Mary Ellen Adams Cast Sarah Phillips Judith Robbins Kimberly Keown Jacqueline Serebrani Scott Crawford Mary Micari Jackie Henderson Nathalie Robbins Lucia Schaefer Work in Process Choreographers Janet Taisey Craft James Sweeney Keith Taylor Reenie Duff Adam Gavzer James Raposa Michael Caviasca Dancers Maria Andresino Teresa Chin Clare Davies Reenie Duff Adam Gavzer Debra Gruttadauria Dina Krissel Jane Marshall Lorraine McGuinness Shelley Morgan Richard O’Brien Christina Piscitelli Lynette Carrachino Michele Crino Jennifer Marsan Jim Raposa Darren Scala Patricia Duff Kate Faulkner Monique Lareau Jane Margolis Louis Gervais Luke Smith Amy Axelrod Marisol Rivera Keith Taylor Leslie McFadden Friday’s Child by Pamela Sterling Directors Robert Colby George Quenzel Set Designer Michael Anania Costume Designer Mary Thomasine Harkins Lighting Designer ' Tom Habecker Sound Designer David Morgan Cast David Neipris Sandra Docwra-Jones Elyse Garfinkel Bill Martel Jim Robinson Mike Allard Steve Anderson Lars Thorson From an authentic Globe production to the avante-garde adaptation of Brecht, Emerson’s theatre program experiments with various styles. To the right are scenes from Baal directed by Annegret Reimer. In the smaller photo, (left to right) Dany Primus, Erin Moran, Andrew Kellogg, Barbara Knowles and Elaine Leone socialize. Monique Martinez is the subject of the large photo. This page features scenes from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Above are Jennifer Phipps and H. Mark Smith. John Mullican and Valentina Stupak listen and look as Nick Turco entertains both them and the audience. 52 Compendium Theatre Arts Production Stage Manager Karen Davis Chocolate Cake by Mary Gallagher Director Debby Scaglione Scene Designer Ed Chapin Lighting Designer Faye Simon Costume Designer Jaceolyn Penn Sound Designer David Mirsky Cast Merri Sugarman Maxine Schaffer-Fromm Stage Manager Andrea R. Loigman The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey Director Jim Sweeney Scene Designer Karan L. Reinstein Lighting Designer Carolyn Cocke Costume Designer Mary Harkins Sound Designer Kim Kearns-James Cast Michael Byrne Barbara Ciraldo Anthony Clark Reenie Duff Tim Emery Adam Ian Gavzer Matt Kirkwood Two Emerson productions, Calm Down Mother and Clamour, the Magazine for Today’s Total Woman, dealt with the serious (and sometimes humorous) issues of women’s changing roles. Below ai ' e Dannielle Howe, Amy Watts and Leslie Shapiro in Calm Down Mother. 54 Compendium Theatre Arts Emerson Colle}?e Theatre and the Charlestown Working- Playhouse produced The Plough and the Stars in both Boston and Charlestown, giving Emersonians a chance to work outside of the Brimmer Street Building. Anthony Clark and Lisa Needham (at left) and Chris Plummer and Adam Gavzer (below) perform in this production. David Mazzaferro Ellen Meskimen Mary Micari Lisa Needham Chris Plummer Steve Sweeney Monica Callan Stage Manager Monica Callan The Police by Slawomir Mrozek Director Mike Allard Scene Designer Kim Nathanson Costume Designer Beth Tracy Lighting Designer David Drupi Sound Designer Kathy Vararo Cast Glenn Farrell Steve Anderson Andy Kellogg Craig Merman Cindy Freeman Roger Rignack Charles Sawyer Stage Manager Kristin Bouton Calm Down iMother by Megan Terry Director Jane Sanborn Scene Designer Kim Nathanson Costume Designer Beth Tracy Compen(Jium Theatre Arts 55 I Lijjhtiriff DesiKner David Crupi Sound Desifcner Bart Phillips Cast Danielle Howe Amy Watts Leslie Shapiro Stape Manafjer Ruth Marks Candide Orig’inal play by Voltaire Musical adapted by Hugh Wheeler, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim and John La Touche Director Leonidas A. Nickole Musical Directors Scott Wheeler David Griffin Choreographer Janet Taisey Craft Lighting Designer Thomas Habecker Scenic Designer Michael Anania Costumer Designer Mary Ellen Adams Producer Paul Tetreault Associate Producer Matthew Morgan Cast Ron Jenkins Bill Martel Luke Wilson Smith Kendall Hodder Amy Cole Terrence C. Donilon Lisa Gelabert Cynthia Horsman John Mullican William Neish Robert Toombs David Whipple James A. Raposa Amy Harris Elana I. Maggal William Harrington Dennis Scott Louis Gervais James T. Humphrey Brian Miner Teresa Chin Sally Forrest Tracy Repeta Judi Ann Mavon Clare Davies Nick Turco Jane Marshall Bill Farrick Denise Royal Merri Sugarman Rina Syracuse Shelley Morgan Roni Stutman Production Stage Manager Erin Victoria Egan Love a La Mode A Restoration Acting Project Director William Sharp Assistant Director Deb Scaglione Cast Mike Allard Shari B. Craft Patrick Kelley Jane Kreisel Elana I. Maggal Bill Martel The Divisions of Mass Communication and Theatre Arts combined efforts for Friday’s Child, a children’s story set in Northern Ireland. Pictured above is Elyse Garfinkel. Below are David Neipris, Elyse Garfink- el and Bill Martel. Inset below are members of the technical crew for this production: Dave Waller, Jack Nardi, David Hale, Kim Nathanson, Bill Hemp and Jeff Wliittset. 56 Compendium Theatre Arts Emma Palzere as Annmae (above) anticipates the first bite of cake in Chocolate Cake. This loft show directed by Debby Scaglione also starred Lisa Tucker as Delia. Steve Anderson, Roger Rignack, Andy Kellogg and Craig Merman (front) in a scene from The Police. Comedy reigns in this satire where The Police are forced to encourage decadence. Monique Maria Martinez Ellen Meskimen John Mullican Lisa Tucker Nick Turco Electra Through the Ages An Exploration of the Electra Myth Director Cyprienne Gabel Assistant Directors Deb Guston Adam Gavzer Cast Kristan Burke Michael Byrne David Carr Shari B. Craft Adam Ian Gavzer Andy Kellogg Monique Maria Martinez Mary Micari Emma Palzere Roger Rignack Linda A. Rosensweig Maxine Schaffer-Fromm Split Seconds in Technicolor Choreographers Christina Piscitelli Teresa Chin Shelley Morgan Marlena Yanetti Anna Ward Clare Davies Louie Gervais Paula Jacobson Marisol Rivera Stage Manager Buffie Groves The W.A.T.T. Season The Poetry Reading Directed by David Miller Commercials with Davis Robinson Calamity Jane Directed by Pat Morey I’m not Afraid of Dying Directed by Danielle Howe The Neighborhood Directed by Mark Simmons Vanities Directed by Michael LaPolla 6 Slices? Please!! Directed by Bill Martel Why Hanna’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down Directed by Bob Pucci A-round Alice in the Square Directed by Kevin Young The Passion Steve Sorkin’s Acting Styles Perfect Animal Directed by Debby Scaglione Compendium Theatre 57 Mini-mini Musical Directed by (’arolyn Strauss The (Jreat American Horror Movie Directed by John Mullican International Stud Directed by John Hennessy Fighting the Eyes of the Blind Directed by Rebecca Price Answers Directed by Jim Williams Points Well Made Directed by John Ennis Suppressed Desires Directed by Tom Mirabile Menage a Trois With Danielle Howe, Lisa Peaks, and Lee Harvey Creation of the World and Other Business Directed by David Whipple Happy Ending Directed by Mary Ellen Gordon Wandering This is the Rill Directed by John Hennessy Silence Directed by H. Mark Smith Curtains Directed by Jim Williams Clamour, the ,Magazine for Today’s Total Woman With Lori D., Emma P., and Amy S. Hopscotch Directed by Bonnie Kravitz Barbarians Directed by Ian MacLennon Laundry and Bourbon Directed by Catharine Hughes Lone Star Directed by Sima Brason Bag Lady Directed by John Hennessy Beckett Directed by Tom Mirabile, Produced by Scott Mullins Communicating ideas and emotions on stage demands patience, practice and creativity. On this page, members of the Emerson Dance Company rehearse for their spring show, Split Seconds in Technicolor. Top photo, left to right: Christina Piscitelli, Lynette Carrachino, Maria Andresino, Lorraine McGuinness, Darren Scala. Below, left to right: Lynette Carrachino, Maria Andresino, Lorraine McGuinness, Darren Scala. 58 Compendium Theatre Arts Nick and Cathy Cerino, Page Sponsors Compendium Theatre Arts 59 Emersonians All Stacy Zucker Jim Smith 60 Emersonians All Emersonians All 61 John Jones, Mugsy McGaffigan 62 Emersonians All Kristin Familar (reclining) Melissa Troncin, Patrick Kelley Emersonians All 63 Ricardo Arambarri, Natalie Morales 64 Emersonians All ' larmen Marusich, Barbara Szlanic Emersonians All 65 Janet Buck, Anne Reynolds Matt Kirkwood, Joan Nightingale Marissa Bennett, Lisa Yannios, Paula Jackson 66 Emersonians All Brad Epstein John McGuirk, Randy Sussman, Danny Jordan, John Goltsis, Rich Bischoff, Bob Graffin Denise Royal, Dawn Sykes Emersonians All 67 70 Emersonians All Top photo: Holly Harnish, Rich Bischoff, John McGuirk, Joe Noe, Lane Forman Bottom: Howard Marks, Wally Kemp Emersonians All 71 Chuck Dalaklis 72 Emersonians All Michael Mendenhall, Kim Owens Ronni Kanig Emersonians All 73 Kathy Kates, Maria Andressino (above) Chris Simkins, Jose Vanep:as (opposite pap:e) Ben Hartwick (below) Emersonians All 77 I Class of 1984 Positions of Seniority 80 Positions of Seniority Crammed tog ' ether in a group shot (like the outline at left) or pictured in individual senior portraits, Emer- son’s Class of 1984 is colorful, unique. They’re people who sing, write poetry for award- winning student reviews, make rock videos that capture national prizes, pound out news stories and read them like the pros, and speak, debate and oral interpret mate- rial well enough to be ranked in the country’s top ten colleges. They are — quite frankly — an incredibly talented group who have chosen Emerson College as their alma mater. This May, Commencement Speaker John Mullican asked thousands of parents, professors, administrators and students, “What makes us, the Emerson Class of 1984, so different from Tundra University, Alaska?’’ His answer? “We are unique because we have taken advantage of that one special human quality so many people take for granted — our imagination. “As communicators,’’ he continued, “we must rely on our imagination; furthermore, we depend on it. “Albert Einstein once said, ‘Imagination is more im- portant than knowledge.’ And I believe that. Knowledge will get me a job, but imagination will get me the compa- ny. Why settle for a piece of candy when you can own the candy store? “ ... At the beginning of the semester a faculty mem- ber came up to me and said, ‘With the Class of 1984, it seems like half the school is graduating.’ “Emerson College is not losing half the school; it is simply losing an extremely large amount of leaders. We are people who prove ourselves, constantly testing our imaginations, pushing ourselves to attain our goals. “Why do we work so hard? Why do we sometimes work ourselves to the point of exhaustion? Because we want to perform at our best with the hopes of perfect results. “We do not sit home on week nights catching up on the happenings of “Dallas” or “Dynasty.” We don’t have the time. We are too busy editing our own videotapes, re- hearsing our own plays, writing our own music. We are too busy imagining our own future!” 1. Donna Clemens 2. David Breslin 3. Barbara Szlanic 4. Bob Graffin 5. John Goltsis 6. Deborah Thibeault 7. James Dumont 8. Scott Weinstock 9. Judy Cottone 10. Holly Harnish 11. Susan Scanlon 12. Roger Vachon 13. Michelle Keating 14. Gretchen Van Dine 15. Liz Hodges 16. Lorin Flynn 17. Linda Durant 18. Richard Bischoff 19. Leslie Namie 20. Carol Haske) 21. Bob Knapp 22. Jake Gauthier 23. Marissa Bennett 24. Emma Palzere 25. Lori DiCostanzo 26. Amv Harris 27. Todd Zilker 28. Kevin Townsend 29. Keith Porter 30. Scott Fergang 31. Patty Peyton 32. Chuck Dalaklis 33. John Mullican 34. Melanie Paquin 35. Leslie Bennett 36. Merri Sugarman 37. Diane Fiorillo 38. Linda Rosensweig 39. Lisa Shilo 40. Jane Kreisel 41. Nick Turco 42. Monique Martnez 43. Carlos Cruz 44. Catherine Hughes 45. John Murray 46. Elana Maggal 47. Kim Lester 49. Laurie Hammond 50. Brenda Amirault 52. Clay Miller 53. Adam Gavzer 54. Karen Marinella 55. Karen Rapaport 57. Tara Sandler 58. Victoria Asher 59. Mary Carroll Stonesifer 62. Jim Nussbaum 63. David Kimelman 64. Debra Pollack 65. Bill Farrick 66. Susan Olen 67. Elena Nacamuli 68. Sharon Montesanto 69. Chris Palazini 70. Jeff Wetzel 71. Marc Hopmayer 72. Chris Pringle 73. Matt Brenner 74. Peter Frank 75. Rich Tabach 76. Jim Linsky 77. Sue Provencher 79. Stacy Kaplan 80. Diane Sperduti 81. Peter Stroman 82. Sherrie Green 83. Cathy Carter 84. Eleah Horwitz 85. Stephanie Maoli 87. Mark Buxton 88. Gerri Harvey 90. Michael Grover Emersonian ’84 salutes the Class of 1984. Featured by academic major in “Positions of Seniority” are 237 se- nior portraits, the highest number of senior pictures ever published in an Emersonian. Also on these pages are summaries of the academic programs which have educated these graduates and a special senior class dedication (next page) to Assistant Professor Micki Dickoff for her contributions to Emer- son and its students. Best wishes to the graduates and many thanks to the parents, faculty and administrators who have sup- ported and challenged the Class of 1984. 91. Luis Perez 123. Gregg Winik 92. Steven Yiotopoulos 125. Joel Stillerman 93. Joan Nightingale 126. David Carr 94. Faith Girdler 128. Anne Reynolds 95. Ken Pratt 129. Robin Cohen 96. Tom Lawton 131. Stacy Chiarello 97. Scott Cahill 132. Franco Bario 98. Greg Snarski 133. Dawn Sinsel 99. Deborah Fountain 134. Jennifer Lloyd 100. A.J. Dolan 135. Mary James 102. Kim Owens 136. Frank Shea 103. Vicky McCall 137. John Friedenberg 104. Bill Martel 138. Alex McNitt 105. Paul Tetreault 139. Janet Buck 106. Michael Petshaft 142. Jim Smith 107. Michael Byrne 143. Roger Rignack 109. Dawn Sykes 144. Michael Anderson 110. Scott Mullins 145. Faye Simon 111. Michael Linga 147. Andrew Matson 112. Ellen Meskimen 113. Sue Monroe Note: Due to poor resolution and crowding of 114. Bob Murphy the senior group photo, all persons were not 115. Neil Paulson identifiable. Our regrets to those not included 116. J.P. Goss in this listing. 117. David Crivelli 118. Patrick Kelly 119. Ron Dennis 120. Joe Carpenito 121. Roberto Flores 122. Matthew Morgan Positions of Seniority 81 7 “You are only limited by your imagination . . . . . . which is absolutely limitless.” Motivation. Inspiration. Encoura i ' enient. Three key words describing’ television professor, Micki Dickoffs philosophy of teaching. ' T can teach any smart monkey how to push the buttons,” she says, ‘‘but it takes a creative mind to produce a good video tape that has an impact on its audience.” Micki works beyond the call of duty. If you ask her why, she’ll say she does it for the kids — and she truly does. Micki treats film and video as an art, emphasizing creativity as well as technique. She prepares her students for the competitive world of communications. ‘‘Once you’ve completed any of her courses,” says one T.V. major, speaking for herself and her classmates, ‘‘you feel confident and ready.” Micki’s youthful spirit and selfless enei’gy create an atmosphere of inspiration in her classroom. She possesses an infectious joy, an enthusiasm for her work, which truly motivates her pupils. She cares about them and the video they produce. Her reward is their personal and professional development. Many of her graduates now hold prominent positions nationwide in the television and broadcast industry. While encouraging healthy criticism, Micki challenges her students to work. And to w ork hard. The first thing she’ll tell a student in class is how much time and energy is needed to perfect a project. Then she’ll say, ‘‘If you don’t absolutely LOVE every second of what you’re doing, you should not be in television.” Micki is extraordinary because she has ap incredibly strong bond with students and they speak very highly of her. Besides teaching for the past eleven years and coordinating Emerson’s television department for the past four, Micki has been an independent producer for ten years. Her productions have been shown throughout the United States and Europe and have won several national competitions. Micki also directed the news and produced public affairs programs for two years at a PBS station in Florida. In 1982 Micki conceived the idea of the Evvy Awards, which honors and showcases the quality video tapes created by television students. The show is now a major event at Emerson and attracts an audience of 1400. She has been advising the student producers since the show’s existence and has been instrumental in its success. She has also been advising Emerson’s collegian television organization, Emerson Independent Video, for the past five years. Micki brings a spirit of liberalism and individualism to Emerson. She is committed to social and political issues and firmly believes the media can “say something” and effect change. Her honesty and sincerity are refreshing. In appreciation, the Senior Class of 1984 dedicates this year’s Mersonian to Micki Dickoff. — Thanks, Micki. Micki Dickoff I i 82 Positions of Seniority 1 “My greatest pleasure as a television teacher,” says Dickoiff, “is helping students develop and realize their creative potential by inspiring and challenging them to produce effective and meaningful television programs.” Above, Dickoff returns a hug from David Crivelli, Production Manager for the 1984 Evvy Awards. Inset, she works with students on plans for the annual television awards show. Positions of Seniority 83 Communication Disorders Communication Disorders, the smallest academic division in the College, is nonetheless a signifi- cant force in Boston’s education- al and health communities. Operating the Robbins Speech and Hearing Center and the Thayer-Lindsley Parent- Centered Pre-School Nursery for the Hearing Impaired, this Divi- sion provides speech, language and hearing services to Greater Boston a ' nd surrounding com- munities. It serves undergradu- ates and graduates studying to become special education teachers, speech language patho- logists and audiologists who will work as health professionals in schools, hospitals, clinics and re- habilitation centers. Dr. Charles Klim, Chairperson of the Communication Disorders Division, explains that students in this area work toward receiv- ing a professional certificate; therefore, their training consists of very rigid requirements which are approved by certifying bodies. “The program we offer at the undergraduate level,” says Klim,” provides students with basic education in science, ana- tomy, speech and hearing dis- orders, phonetics, theory of learning, hearing testing and some directed observation and clinic practice which totally pre- pares students to go on for gradu- ate study. After our undergradu- ate program, students still must spend one to two years in gradu- ate study to become professional- ly certified. Some of our under graduate students stay here and complete their studies through our graduate program in speech- language pathology, which is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Asso- ciation. Emerson’s “C.D.” majors, as the Communication Disorders students are known, are noto- rious for living in the Library, surrounded by books, and for de- clining social invitations to study. Emerson’s “C.D.ers” do have a tougher course of work than some other majors because they and their professors realize that a solid undergraduate foun- dation will make graduate study easier, shorter and less expen- sive. Emphasized for Emerson’s Communication Disorders under- grad and graduate students is a healthy dose of work in both of its clinical centers — the Robbins Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Thayer-Lindsley Pre-School Nursery. The Speech and Hearing Clinic, in operation year round, provides free services to the public. Com- munication Disorders faculty members, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, work here and treat 40 to 50 people twice a week duringthe year, per- form diagnostic tests for five new people each week and administer 300 hearing tests during the school year plus an additional 100 hearing tests duri ng the summer. The Clinic also runs a Wednes- day evening program to help young adults who stutter. The students working and observing at the Clinic are gradually prog- rammed to ensure that their re- sponsibilities and work increase as they advance through their ac- ademic studies. The Thayer-Lindsley Pre- School Nursery is in session three mornings per week during the ac- ademic year. Children from one to three years old who have been di- agnosed as having hearing or speech-related problems come in with their parents to learn to talk. The Thayer-Lindsley staff instructs parents on how to teach kids to talk. Also, a weekly meet- ing with psychologists serves as a support group to help parents cope with the behavior of their children. Holly Harnish (top photo with Scott Weinstock) 84 Positions of Seniority Most seniors do an internship at Thayer-Lindsley plus a practi- cum at another facility. Emerson has affiliation for training with The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston Veterans Administration Hospi- tal, Cotting School for Handicap- ped Children and Kennedy Me- morial Hospital. Dr. Klim emphasizes the per- sonal contact afforded C.D. stu- dents as an important part of Emerson’s Communication Dis- orders program. “We have a close- knit division,’’ he says. “A lot of our professors do research, pub- lish and work in the field, so stu- dents are exposed to professional activity at all levels. It is impor- tant that students leave our pro- gram both academically and pro- fessionally prepared for either further study or service in the health community. We’re proud of our students. They’re probably the hardest workers on campus,” he chuckles. Emersonian ’84 salutes the hardworking C.D.ers in the Class of 1984. Judi Cottone I Positions of Seniority 85 Clay Miller Communication Disorders Major- Theatre Ai-ts (Acting-) Minor Debbie Pollock 86 Positions of Seniority Lisa Meltzer Communication Disorders Major- Psychology Minor- Susan Beth Scanlon (“MTM”) Communication Disorders Major Psychology Minor •I Jan McIntyre Judy Robbins Positions of Seniority 87 m. Communication Studies The Division of Communication Studies is the division that can make the claim “It all beKan here.” So says its enerfjetic chair- man of five years and professor of twenty, Dr. Vito N. Silvestri. “The Speech Department was the curriculum in 1880. Drama came out of the Division in 1908, English in the ,30s after the Col- lege got the right to grant the BA degree. (Before that, the degree was BLI — Bachelor of Literary Interpretation.) In the late 40s, Mass Communication came out of this division and in the early 50s, speech therapy developed.” Dr. Charles Wesley Emerson’s purpose in establishing the Col- lege in 1880 was to provide stu- dies in the art of expression as an integral human activity. Accord- ing to Dr. Silvestri, “The school began because of oral interpreta- tion. Charles Wesley Emerson was convinced that through oral interpretation you could really develop your powers of com- munication.” Dr. Emerson’s purpose is con- tinually upheld and his beliefs are carried out by the members of this division. “We have a holistic and Greek approach to the Divi- sion,” says Dr. Kenneth Crannell, professor of Communication Stu- dies. “Greek in the sense that we are interested in developing the whole individual — mind, body and spirit.” The educational purposes of the Division of Communication Studies focus on (1) understand- ing the means by which indi- viduals assimilate, evaluate and convey messages and (2) learning that in personal, artistic, social and professional situations, the ability to effectively communi- cate requires a proficiency in ver- bal and nonverbal communica- tion; the intelligent use of re- sources, such as media; and a knowledge of culture and envi- ronment to enhance performance and personal and professional de- velopment. “We are interested,” explains Crannell, “in turning out the pro- fessional communicator in voice, articulation and interpretation. Interpretation, performance of literature with an artistic view in mind, is taught from the aspect of what that literature can express to the student.” Crannell feels that the material will always be around, but Emerson is more in- terested in how it helps the stu- dents’ total development. The Division of Communication Studies is the fastest growing di- vision on campus in terms of numbers. Dr. Silvestri affirms that this year the Division had 250 undergraduate and 57 gradu- ate students plus it serviced 1200 students with degree require- ments. This Division offers the follow- ing nine majors: Advertising and Public Relations; Business and Organizational Communication; Communication, Politics and Law; Communication Studies; Interpersonal Communication Studies; Oral Interpretation; Rhetoric and Public Address; Secondary Speech Communica- tion Education and Speech Com- munication. These majors lead to four degrees — Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Literary Interpretation and Bachelor of Fine Arts. Dr. Silves- tri, however, stresses the import- ance of good communication skills for all majors. “From what- ever level of intellect, you ought to be well spoken because speech is your tool of communication for developing yourself and for nego- tiating your way through life,” he says. Although this is where the Col- lege began, its techniques have been improved and expanded. The Division of Communication Studies is now making greater use of modern technology by uti- lizing the Media Center, the graphic shops and other re- sources previously not thought necessary to master the art of ex- pression. Greater use is being made of technology, but Dr. Silvestri re- grets that students have less time available in their curricu- lum for speech. Nostalgically pro- fessing his dismay, he says, “We don’t have as much space for stu- dents now. From the 50s on, we took four courses in speech; the students (nonspeech majors) now take only two.” The Division does, however, try to give as much ori- entation as possible in two courses as it previously did in four. “We try to improve the Emerson College communication skills as much as we can with a competency perspective,” says Dr. Silvestri. In addition to the use of modem technology, the faculty also places emphasis on bringing pro- fessionals to the campus to in- Lorin Flynn Business and Orjranizational Communication X ■ V i 88 Positions of Seniority John Murray Public Relations Estelle Laura Keren Psycholog y I f Lisa Gelabert teract with the classes. “We feel that constant interaction be- tween professionals and students is very important because it ex- tends most of the theoretical con- tent of the class into reality,” says Dr. Samuel O titifrbe, associ- ate professor of Communication Studies. Also helping students is the participation in speech perfor- mance activities. This area is highly emphasized and it offers students an opportunity to per- form and debate. Explains Dr. Silvestri, “We have students working in mediation, doing re- search in organizations, testing concepts in field work and still appearing in interpretation pro- ductions and forensic tourna- ments to enhance themselves.” Emerson’s Oral Interpretation Society is one of the nation’s best known and its forensic team dates back to the foundation of the College. Coordinated by Dr. Harold Lawson, associate profes- sor of Communication Studies, the 1983-84 teams are an indica- tion that not only is Emerson one of the oldest, but one of the best as well. This year, Emerson, one of the first four colleges to participate in intercollegiate debates, sent 37 representatives to the Foren- sic Tournament and together brought back 126 trophies. Based on the total year’s performance. Emerson placed second in the Northeast League for individual events and third in the League of Debate. They competed in 1.6 tournaments, the most distant in Atlanta, Georgia, and placed in the top five of eleven. “Everyone in the Communica- tion Studies Division is very proud of the forensic tradition at Emerson and the tradition is very much supported by the ad- ministration and student govern- ment,” states Lawson. Dr. Silvestri is not only proud of the tournament pai ' ticipation, but of the entire class of 1984. “This year’s graduating class,” he says, “showed a fairly strong kind of resourcefulness in being able to gain access to future careers in communication. I also got a good sense of their willing- ness to venture into some new areas and to develop careers for themselves.” In reference to the differences between the more recent grad- uating classes and those in his earlier years at Emerson, he re- plies, “What I see is a greater understanding. They are in an in- formation age of economics which fosters a change faster than pre- vious times of the decades be- fore.” As encouragement and final in- Continued on page 91 Suzanne M. Provencher Advertising and Public Relations Positions of Seniority 89 Matthew Morgan Business Organizational Communication Maritza I). Harper Business Organizational Communication Kim Congdon Marissa Bennett Political Legal Communication 90 Positions of Seniority Lillian Agnes Tanon ( ' ontinued from pas:e struction to the g- ' iiduates, Dr. Silvestri says, “I would want them to remember that they can make their communication stu- dies work effectively for them as they move throuKh a life of inevit- able chang-e.” Here, we present the recipients of that instruction, the pride of the Division of Communication Studies — their graduates of the Class of 1984. Joyce C. Kaan Elizabeth Hodges Positions of Seniority 91 Jean Paul Gauthier i ;! Jennifer Hirshan Rhetoric Public Address Victoria Asher 92 Positions of Seniority I Barbara Szlanic Communication, Politics Law Major Creative Writing Minor Janet Hundley Positions of Seniority 93 94 Positions of Seniority Christopher F. Pagliaro Advertising Public Relations Terrence C. Donilon Theatre Education Melanie Simonne Paquin Advertising Public Relations Positions of Seniority 95 Kimberly A. I ester Public Relations Advertisinfi Gerri (Geraldine) Harvey Business Organizational Communication Major Psychology Minor Luis pgrez Business Organizational Communication 11 Ai 96 Positions of Seniority Michelle Jacquelyn Keating Advertising Public Relations Carole Germain Business Organizational Communication David F. Breslin Advertising Public Relations Positions of Seniority 97 1 Peter Stroman Business Organizational Communication Deborah A. Thibeault 98 Positions of Seniority Gretchen Van Dine June Gordon Business Organizational Communication Major Sociology Minor ■A Tim Sullivan Communication Studies Major Mass Communication Minor 1 Positions of Seniority 99 David C. Broadbent Wendy C. Lo an Public Relations Marisa DeDominicis Business Organizational Communication Leslie Namie 100 Positions of Seniority David A. Selib Business Organizational Communication Mary Alane Gallagher Advertising Public Relations Patricia C. D’Addieco Positions of Seniority 101 Bonnie Cribbs and Ben Golden (both top and bottom photos) Creative Writing Literature The Division of Ci’eative Writ- ing and Literature is guided by the philosopliy that writing, as the fundamental tool of all com- municators, is the basis of Emer- son’s communication curriculum. “Our department is essential,” says Jack Cantos, instructor in the Division and author of numerous children’s hooks, “be- cause we teach how to write and writing is one of the essential ways in which you communicate to other people and also to your- self.” In addition to writing skills, the Division also provides a knowl- edge of literature which is the opening door to the unknown. The department challenges stu- dents by focussing on literature that is “the source of cultural ex- perience, a stimulus for intellec- tual activity and imagination and a standard for all written com- munication.” As Cantos says, the goal of the Division “is to put out good, strong prose and poetry writers, who, when they leave, leave with a knowledge of literature and writing and with the pursuit of it as a way of life.” In this way, the Division encourages students to see their course work and writing as important elements of not only education, but also life. Expository writing students learn to “formulate and organize thoughts, elucidate ideas through information and exam- ple, and draw conclusions from reasoning.’’ Creative writers learn to “explore areas not al- ways approachable by systematic logic, to make imaginative leaps, and to discover new thoughts through seemingly unconnected structures.” Although all divisions of the College are responsible for en- couraging proficiency in writing, the special mission of this Divi- sion is to “set a standard for effec- tive written communication and to provide the curriculum through which students may realize their highest creative potential.” It provide s support to other divisions by encouraging students to explore the interdis- ciplinary connection between writing and literature and all fields of study. As in the other Divisons of the College, the Creative Writing and Literature faculty is comprised of some of the best practitioners in the field. An extra bonus to the full- and part-time faculty is the Wri ter s-in- Reside nee Program, which invites distinguished poets and fiction writers to Emerson each year to teach and lecture. This exposure to professional writers enables students to re- ceive criticism and encourage- ment from some of today’s in- fluential writers and thinkers. Combined with Emerson’s classroom education are in- ternships in the writing field and editorial and writing positions on College publications. Students work on the Emerson Review and 102 Thomas Lawton the Emerson In-House Review, both of which publish orig inal fic- tion and poetry written by Em- ersonians. In addition, Omnivore, Emerson’s comedy magazine, publishes all types of humor, both literary and graphic. Graduates of the Creative Writ- ing Division work in publishing, television and film script writing, comedy writing for both taped and live night club performance, and business positions requiring writingor editingskills. This divi- sion’s graduates are encouraged to attend graduate school to further their study of writing. Extremely proud of the Divi- sion’s 150 undergraduate and 45 graduate members of the Class of 1984, Dr. James Randall, Division Chairperson, says, “Virtually all of the people in the 1984 class that applied to graduate school were accepted.’’ Says Gantos, referring to the student talent in writing prose and poetry, “This class was one of the best graduating classes I’ve seen at Emerson. They were an exceptionally strong class and I assume that successive classes will be as strong.” Positions of Seniority 103 Chris Plummer Kim Roberts u I Tom Lockie Mike Grover .- inec ' T •.., r 104 Positions of Seniority Positions of Seniority 105 Kathryn Hyden Johnson Byron Frohman 106 Positions of Seniority i Positions of Seniority 107 Mass Ronni S. Kanig Communication If the power and omnipr-es- ence of mass media in today’s so- ciety is recofcnized, then one must undoubtedly recognize the mafi- nitude of responsibility assigned to the Division of Mass Com- munication in Emerson Collejire. The Division of Mass Cotn- munication with 115(5 undergrad- uate and 67 graduate students is the largest division in the College and is separated into four concen- trations: Television, Radio, Jour- nalism and Film. To prepare students for careers in these concentrations, the fac- ulty of the Division stresses the importance of broad based learn- ing. In doing this, they utilize the curriculum in conjunction with personal influence to encourage students to explore all available areas of thought and concern. “Emerson is what the student makes of it,” says Fran Berger, head of the Radio Concentration. “If the students want to delve as deeply as they can, we offer that. Emerson forces the extremely motivated people to realize their limitations and they have to,” she continues. As far as personal influence is concerned, Emerson professors use it to direct their students positively. “So many of us have worked in the industry and we speak from experience,” says Berger. “We really care about them, not just about their work, but about their lives.” The Radio program trains stu- dents for careers in radio as per- formers, technicians and mana- gers. Students learn about the operation of radio production facilities, as well as the import- ance of words, music and sound in programming and performance. Students in this concentration are taught to understand the theories of mass communication as well as given opportunities to apply their techniques and de- velop their skills. This method, the interrelation of theory and practice, is the mode of education in the Division of Mass Com- munication. Utilizing this method is Bruce Cronin, head of the Film concen- tration. “Our intention,” he says, “is to try to offer the students a balance between the applied ex- perience and the academics. They learn about film from an historic and critical perspective. The stu- dents are coming out with the ability to make films from a prac- tical standpoint. And,” he adds, “we feel that this approach aids and abets them in their own film making.” Each year at the Emerson Col- lege Film Showcase the students demonstrate the effectiveness of this method be demonstrating the excellent quality of their work. This year at the Fourth An- nual Showcase the major prize was shared. Representing the work done at Emerson were “Friends for the Weekend,” pro- duced and directed by Robert Schectman and written by Ed Aronoff and “Together F ' orever,” written, produced and directed by Larry Bobker. The Film Concentration is a career-oriented study of film as a medium of communication. Stu- dents are prepared for careers in documentary, dramatic and in- dustrial film production and in the fields of film histoi ' y and crit- icism. This “theory-with-practice” method of teaching and learning is not only tried and proven in the film area. It has an impeccable track record in the journalism area as well. According to Mar- sha Della-Guistina, head of the Journalism Concentration, “The reason that mosts BJers (Broad- cast Journalism majors) get jobs in the industry is because they’ve worked really hard in a grueling program which is run like a news operation. Marilyn Manter and I are the news directors while the students are a team of journalists covering New England news.” Although the program is rigor- ous, perfection is not something that the students casually strive for; it’s something they know they must obtain. “Everyone is important in the success of the program as they learn to rewrite their 25 stories until they’re per- fect, to interview newsmakers from the governor to the local fire captain, shoot and edit ENG videotape and to do a stand-up without their knees shaking.” Not to be forgotten in the Jour- nalism Concentration, however, is the Print Journalism area. In Bob Graffin Sports Communication 108 Positions of Seniority Marise A. Nazzaro this affe of electronic journalism, print journalism students often find themselves feeling like step- children in the Mass Communica- tion Division. Yet, Della- Guistina, the broadcast wizard of Emerson, is also committed to the Print Journalism Concentration and the success of its students. “PJ is a very exciting pro- gram,” she says. “It enables our students to graduate as hard news reporters and editors, in- vestigative reporters and fea- ture, public relations, corporate and speech writers. We have been lauded for having a top-notch journalism program both in the print and broadcast areas.” Emerson has recently en- hanced its PJ program and the fact that our number of print journalism majors has more than doubled this year proves that we have a terrific reputation.” She is not only proud of the accomplishments of her students within the program, but also in the way that they excel in com- petition with other journalism students outside of Emerson. “For the past five years we’ve swept all categories in SPJs Re- gion One,” says Della-Guistina, referring to the annual “Mark of Excellence” competition in the Society of Professional Journal- ists Sigma Delta Chi. And this year, once again, Emerson brought home all of the awards. The radio awardees were Andrew Nebel ’84, first place in Radio Documentary, and Neil Paulson ’84, first place in Radio Non-deadline. In the area of TV Nondeadline, the first place award went to Tara Sandler ’84, second place to Mark Fijman ’83, and third place to Mary Beth Gas- per ’85. The TV Deadline winners were first place, Andrew Nebel ’84; second place, Robin Cohen ’84; and third place, Cy Gardner ’83. Along with the SPJ SDX Re- gional Awards, Emerson stu- dents won two SPJ SDX national awards in the radio section. Those awards were earned by Tara Sandler ’84 for first place in Radio Deadline and Judy Jacobs ’84 for first place in Radio Non- deadline. Nancy Cantin ’84 also represented Emerson as a final- ist in the International Radio and Television Society’s Student Competition. The Television Concentration, which is the largest concentra- tion in the Division is headed by Michelle (Micki) Dickoff and is also an excellent display of Emer- son quality. In a brief conversa- tion, she revealed her dedication to the education of students and the Emerson method of teaching. She says, “Emerson’s philosophy of an integrated and intelligent balance between theory and practice gives students the unique opportunity to take an idea and translate it into con- crete aural and visual images.” Displaying the proficiency with which her students do translate their ideas are the amount of awards they have won this year. In the Alpha Epsilon Rho Nation- al Student Video Competition her concentration won five awards — two grand prizes and three in the category of honorable mention. The grand prizes were won by Joe Carpenito Kevin Townsend, Chuck Dalaklis and Dave Crivelli for “Best Video” and Robert Brooks, Laur- isa Lapuc and Gary Sahl for “Best 60 Second Public Service Announcement.” Meryl Augenbraun and Chris- tine Schab received honorable mention for a documentary as did Scott Weinstock, James Linsky and Roger Vachon. Also in the category of honorable mention was Ann Alden for her Public Affairs Production with Walter Cronkite. Receiving the fourth place award in the National Sony Video Competition were Donna Ellison, Jeff Wetzel, Julie Spiel- man and Lisanne McDonald for their documentary. All of the stu- dents receiving awards in this Concentration are members of the Class of 1984 with the excep- tion of Ann Alden, a graduate student. “My greatest pleasure as a tele- vision teacher,” says Dickoff, “is helping students develop and realize theircreative potential by inspiring and challenging them to produce effective and meaningful television pro- grams.” Dickoff, as creator of the EWY Awards, has seen one of her ideas come into fruition and become a source of inspiration and pride for Emerson’s television stu- dents. The EWY Awards pre- sentation is a professional pro- duction modeled after the Na- tional Academy of Television Arts and Science’s (NATAS) Emmy Awards. It is produced by Emerson Independent Video, the College’s television production organization, and the Boston New England Chapter of NATAS to honor excellence in students’ work. The EWY Awards produc- tion, attended by New England and national television personali- ties, is one of the highlights of the year in the Division of Mass Com- munication. In addition to the required courses in Mass Commurtication and the competitions, there are several student-operated media activities which provide students with practical hands-on experi- ence in all areas of production, including management. Al- though the activities are co- curricular, they are open to all students, not just the particular- majors. “I don’t care where the talent comes from, as long as it’s there,” says Fran Berger in reference to FM station WERS, a station that has won wide acclaim and has been written about in The Boston Globe, The Herald and The Chris- tian Science Monitor. Along with WERS, one of the nation’s first college FM stations, students have access to Emerson Independent Video, a production company that broadcasts through Warner Cable and WECB-AM, a closed circuit car- rier current station. In print media there are two newspapers. The Berkeley Beacon and the Emerson Record; the Creative Writing Division’s award winning literary maga- zine, The Emerson Review; and Grand Illusions, a nationally rec- Continued on page 111 Positions of Seniority 109 110 Positions of Seniority Mark Buxton Joel Joshua Stillerman Continued from pase 109 ognized publication produced by the Film Society which provides a forum for viewing professional films. Beyond the Emerson setting, students are encouraged to par- ticipate in internships. The Divi- sion of Mass Communication has students in every major station in the city. “We are very visible in the community; everyone knows about us,” states Joy Frascinella, the assistant to Dr. Frances Plude, chair of the Division. These internships also help to al- leviate the typical problem many graduates have: finding employ- ment for Mass Communication graduates at Emerson is ex- tremely high. To insure future employment of its graduates, the basic fields of mass communication are taught with awareness of new technolo- gies that will emerge in the twen- ty-first century. To further en- hance its advanced teaching, Emerson is currently upgrading the Mass Communication facili- ties. The entire Division is marked for ext ensive renovation and remodeling. Under renova- tion is the Carriage House lo- cated behind 130 Beacon Street. This building will house the new television studio and will be finished in the fall of 1984. The new home of WERS, 126 Beacon Street, completely reno- vated last summer, houses the new equipment for the Radio Concentration. As Berger indi- cates, this improvement in facili- ties greatly helps students. “The students at Emerson are exces- sively driven and no one asks them to do it. I think it (WERS) runs on pride; they are really ded- icated. Sometimes,” she says, “I find students staying overnight — thank goodness we have this new plush cai ' pet.” The task of educating those who will shape the future of mass media, although monumental, is deftly carried out by the faculty of Emerson and is counted well worth the efforts when the fruits of labor are realized at com- mencement. Here, Emersonian ’84 presents the 1984 gems of the Division of Mass Communication. Timothy May Positions of Seniority 111 Richard Thorngren, a.k.a. Rich Filthy Kelly Jean Alisha Zanghi EIVI Mass Communication Major Music, Literature History Minor ( Le 112 Positions of Seniority Leslie E. Bennett Michael Fetshaft Esam A. Samara-Saleh Linda Durant Positions of Seniority 113 114 Positions of Seniority Andrea Barnes Mass Communication Major Theatre Minor Positions of Seniority 115 Mass Communication Film Majors Elizabeth A. Hooper Karen Rapaport Film Television Production 116 Positions of Seniority Roberto E. Flores Richard Bischoff Film Spring Break -ii. Positions of Seniority 117 Kenneth J. Pratt i - Donna F. Chessare Film Theatre Arts Major Dance Minor 118 Positions of Seniority Jon Friedenberg 1 Lincoln Morrison Susan Byrne Positions of Seniority 119 Eric Brun-Sanglard Beth Bull 120 Positions of Seniority Barbara A,R. Connors Film Television Positions of Seniority 121 Mass Communication Broadcast and Print Journalism Majors Michelle Lapuk Broadcast Journalism Tara L. Sandler Broadcast Journalism 122 Positions of Seniority Christine Schab Print Journalism Television Production James Dumont Broadcast Journalism Lisa Shilo Print Journalism Positions of Seniority 123 Neil Paulson Journalism Karen Marinella Broadcast Journalism 1 24 Positions of Seniority Robin Cohen Broadcast Journalism Major Speech Minor Andy Nebel Broadcast Journalism Mary Murray Broadcast Journalism Major Speech Minor Donna Louise Fromme Clemens Broadcast Journalism Positions of Seniority 125 John Stella Reynolds’ daughter, Anne Elizabeth Reynolds B r oad c a st J o u r n a 1 i s m I John Mctiuirk with the radio voice of the Boston Celtics, Mr. Johnny Most Print Journalism (-I ot liviii " il iip C Hull |tulir« n 4 ii ui I jils Iv lo I i-f ill I ; ill f ' r ' i kidii,i|iiii:: • iff ' ■ - I! r rruj ' B I I i 4 i 1 26 Positions of Seniority Brenda Amirault Radio Television News Deborah A. Fountain “Debbi” Broadcast Journalism li Nancy M. Cantin Broadcast Journalism Positions of Seniority 127 Mass Communication Radio Majors Joseph C. Toto, Jr. Ji Radio Major R Communication Studies Minor P 128 Positions of Seniority Juli Kreichman Radio Major Photography Minor Steven G. Yiotopoulos II HI Lane Forman with Quinn Buckner (left) and Larry Bird (right) of the Celtics Radio Major Communication Studies Minor Positions of Seniority 129 John O’Connell Carol Kamerschen Diana DiGioia Elena Nacamuli 130 Positions of Seniority I 1 ! r iii Mass Communication Television Majors Lisa Drescher Leslie Gershman Television Business Maria de los Rios Television Production Directing Major Communication Studies Minor Positions of Seniority 131 Roberta Conrad James Nussbaum Lauretta M. Surprenant 132 Positions of Seniority Dawn Marion Sykes Carlos E, Cruz Chris Wray Pringle Positions of Seniority 133 Gregory R. Snarski Jacqui Adler Lizeth Gonzalez Television Major Photography Minor 134 Positions of Seniority Bill Farrick Positions of Seniority 135 Julie Spielman Robbin Schnier (ieorfjette C ' lement (iauthier Television Major (’reative Writinjj,’ Minor Christopher Palazini 13(i Positions of Seniority Lisa James Yannios James Michael Smith Television Major Creative Writing Minor I Joan Celeste Nightingale Positions of Seniority 137 j Vivian McCall Television Production Major Theatre Arts Minor Ed Colantoni Phil Brown 138 Positions of Seniority Ill iri Julie Fabian David Crivelli Television Broadcasting- M ' I David Bersch Mike Pierce Positions of Seniority 139 Kimberly Michele Owens Anna Lisa Morales Television Production-Video Major 140 Positions of Seniority 1 William C. Hesse s David W. Wunsch f Television Film Major Communication Studies Minor ,2 mSimm j Keith Porter Positions of Seniority 141 Mary Anne Japhe Karen O’Brien Stacy L. Chiarello Amanda MacFadg en Television Major Creative Writing: Minor 142 Positions of Seniority ii«a» Adam-Michael Garber Massive Communication Television and Film Flam Major Sharon Montesanto Television Cable Production Major Positions of Seniority 143 Karen-Louise Elias Hilarie Lorn Wenzel Linda J. Flemming Marc Foner (standing) Roger Rignack St Acting (sitting) Tf 144 f’ositions of Seniority Janet Buck Television . . . Advertising Stephanie Manoli Television Business and Organizational Communication J.P. Sullivan “I could while away the hours, conferring with the flowers ... if I only had a brain.” I Positions of Seniority 14.5 Ronald Mack Andrew A. Matson Roger Vachon 146 Positions of Seniority Robert Murphy Positions of Seniority 147 1 Yvette 1 . Ruiz Television Directinf? Mark Reynolds Charles F. Dalaklis 1 48 Positions of Seniority Positions of Seniority 149 Ann E. Keniston Television Film Marc David Freden Matthew D. Brenner m 150 Positions of Seniority 1 Positions of Seniority 151 David Horgan Kevin M. Townsend Bill O’Donnell 1 52 Positions of Seniority James Seth Linsky ! 1 Peter H. Frank Television Radio Production . and sometimes Production Mary James Television . . Susan Monroe Positions of Seniority 153 John Mullican Acting Theatre Arts Over the past four years, Emer- son’s Theatre Arts Division iias expanded and improved both in- ternally and externally. And for its 350 majors, this means more opportunities to learn, perform and experiment. Internally, the Division, during the stay of the Class of 1984, has fostered profjrams that g ' ive stu- dents a chance to work indepen- dently and interdepartmentally. One of the developments within the Division, the Wednesday Afternoon Performance Series (formerly known as the Wednes- day Afternoon Theatre Thing or W.A.T.T.S.), was established by students desiring an alternative performance experience. W. A. T.T.S., initiated in 1981, grew from a few Wednesday afternoon performances for professors and fellow students into a tightly scheduled series of high quality productions. Performed in the Circle in a Square performance space, a small theatre in the round, these low- or no-budget productions offer an intimate performance experience and the chance for students to gain visi- bility and criticism from peers. Another internal improvement — the increased cooperation be- tween Theatre Arts and the Mass Communication Division — re- sulted in the videotaping of two interdivisional productions: “Fri- day’s Child,” a theatre piece, and an experimental dance piece for television. These productions in- volved the cooperation of faculty and students from both divisions. Of this interdivisional work. Theatre Arts Chairperson Harry Morgan says, “It is good for dif- ferent divisional staffs to work together. The school is depart- mentalized for administrative purposes, but the world is not sec- tionalized li ke that.” “We try to give training know- ing that students will change their direction,’’ he explains, “and we want to give our stu- dents some substance to take with them that will be applicable. The skills gained from working on productions like these interdivi- sional ones can be applied to many things.” Emerson’s Theatre Arts ma- jors complete one of two academic programs — either the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science which concentrate on a liberal arts foundation or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) which is a more professional program that prepares students for entry level jobs in theatre. The B.F.A. emphasizes lab work through practicums and trains people mainly in performance, in dance, acting, musical theatre, technical design, producing and directing. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science options stress a traditional, basic liberal arts course of study with a con- centration in education. Many students choose to focus on chil- dren’s theatre, theatre dramatics or traditional secondary educa- tion. The emphasis in this pro- gram is gaining a firm foundation in theatre ti ' aining, but not necessarily in live theatre. “We don’t want students to be narrowly prepared,” says Mor- gan. “Having a strong component of liberal arts gives them abetter, stronger base.” Besides these internal develop- ments, Morgan emphasizes the external changes that have im- proved the Division. Among these is Emerson Stage, Emer- son’s professional touring theatre company, which recently presented “Maggie Magalita” through the Kennedy Center Pro- grams for Children and Youth. “Maggie Magalita” toured the Boston area during the spring seasons of 1983 and 1984 and is a vehicle through which the com- pany and the Theatre Arts Divi- sion hope to achieve their dual mission: “to bridge the gap be- tween academic theatre training and the professional communi- ty.” Many of the actors and be- hind the stage creators of these productions are former Emerson students or presently affiliates of the College. Another external development is the complete renovation of the Brimmer Street building, which formerly housed classrooms and various academic offices and now consolidates the Theatre Arts Di- vision. Classroom and perfor- mance areas, dance studios, the costume shop and prop storage space are all located in the Brim- mer Stree complex. “Brimmer Street, as the building is called, has given the Theatre Arts Divi- sion a “home” of its own in which students and faculty can work. Recently, a drastic extension of both the ' Theatre Arts depart- ment and Emerson College was realized through the purchase of the Saxon Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District. Bought for $575,000, the theatre will be res- tored and renovated and is pro- jected to be in use by the fall of 1985. Merri Sugarman Musical Theatre Acting 154 Positions of Seniority Jane Kriesel Acting i : 1 Barry Robert Gallo Musical Theatre Acting Morgan sees two primary uses for this new facility. (1) it will absorb major productions requir- ing a prescenium stage, thus freeing up space for studio and experimental pieces at the Brim- mer Street site. (2) This theatre can enhance community out- reach through co-production work with small theatre groups. Beyond these uses, Morgan can only extrapolate. “Perhaps we can invite other Emerson perfor- mance groups (i.e. Comedy Work Shop, Forensics Society) that are used to more intimate perfor- mance spaces to perform there or maybe we can open it up to peri- odic outside rentals and new pro- grams like summer theatre in the city . None of this is on the im- mediate agenda, though.” What is on the immediate agen- da are Morgan’s and the entire Theatre Arts Division’s graduat- ing seniors. “Emersonians in general,” says Morgan, “are fairly self- oriented and have a high level of confidence in their abilities. Goingthrough four years of doing things — most of them self- produced — gives students expe- rience, so upon commencement, it’s not their first shot at doing anything.” “Regardless of the age of tech- nology advances,” explains Mor- gan, “speech on a one-to-one level is still the basic means of com- munication and the one a person uses most. Our graduates, in general, have a higher than aver- age ability to communicate at this level and this is what disting- uishes them.” From Emersonian ’84 to this year’s Theatre Arts graduates, best of luck, and break a leg! Positions of Seniority 155 156 Positions of Seniority I Mary Micari Theatre for the Deaf Faye Roberta Simon Design Technical Theatre Jennifer Lloyd Psycholog-y Theatre Arts Positions of Seniority 157 Michael T. liyrne Acting- Lori DiCostanzo 158 Positions of Seniority Todd Alan Zilker David Matthew 1 Positions of Seniority 159 Paul Tetreault Theatre Arts Education Shari Craft Adam Gavzer Acting ' Lisa Tucker Acting 160 Positions of Seniority Erin Victoria Egan General Theatre Major History Minor Maxine Schaffer Fromm Acting- Bill Martel Acting Positions of Seniority 161 Chrisi Karvonides i Claire Foyt General Theatre Major Creative Writing Minor David Michael Carr Acting 1 62 Positions of Seniority Kristan Ann Burke Acting Sing’ing Craig Merman Positions of Seniority 163 Elana I. Maggal Acting: F ' rank Stephen Calamita Design Patrick F. Kelley Acting 164 Positions of Seniority Bob Knapp Musical Theatre (Performance) Andrew D. Kellogg Acting Carolyn Sue Strauss Musical Theatre Acting Positions of Seniority 165 Denise A. Bourcier Theatre Desigri Linda A. Rosensweig Acting 166 Positions of Seniority Emma Leone Palzere Actinf? Diane Sperduti Denise Royal Musical Theatre Acting Positions of Seniority 167 Monique Maria Martinez Karan Reinstein (Left) Laurie Hammond (Right) 168 Positions of Seniority Laurie Hammond (on piano), Karan Reinstein (playing) Michael A.R. Anderson Design Gail Martin General Theatre Scots David Fergang Theatre Education Speech Education English Education Positions of Seniority 169 Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences In a college where “com- munication arts and sciences” atul “course work in my major” are the most important academic concerns of a student, divisions offering “requirement courses” like psycholofjy and Western Civi- lization are sometimes oversha- dowed. At t merson, where more than half of the school is working to- wards a degree in mass com- munication and most of the other half is either studying theatre or communication studies, two divi- sions are assigned the responsi- bility of broadening the student’s understanding of academic issues. The Divisions of Humani- ties and Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences are responsible for “rou ruling out” a student’s ed- ucation, for offering courses that supplement, expand upon and offer different views to the courses of the major divisions of the College. Since students do not graduate with degrees in either the Huma- nities or the Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences Divisions, Emersonian ’84 is showcasing some of the photogenic and genial faculty members of these some- times “overlooked,” yet impor- tant academic departments. Mike Brown and Martha Collette, Professors in the Division of Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences Dr. Anthony Deluca, Division Chairperson for Humanities, says that his division assumes the role of providing a “breadth of aware- ness to a number of different philosophical systems, historical de- velopments, increased awareness of arts, fine arts and foreign lan- guages.” Scott Wheeler Music Professor in the Division of Humanities “It’s great fun and very stimulating,” says Humanities Chairperson Anthony Deluca, “to work with Emerson students in terms of the liberal arts curriculum. The thing I like about Emerson students is their high energy level. It’s one of the things that makes the Emerson student body so unique. Having that high energy level within the student body is a very desirous component of being here.” 170 Positions of Seniority and Humanities Support All-College Concerns Associate Professors Lauren Shaw and Steve Shipps (top photo) and Professor Tom Dahill (center) of the Division of Humanities Professor Walter Littlefield, head of the Communication, Politics and Law Concentration, within the Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences Division, sees his program as a vehicle for “offering communication majors a specialty, a broader view of the interrelationship between communication and political activity.” f i ' fi. i i Albert Malatesta, Associate Professor of the Division of Social, Behavioral and Applied Sciences Positions of Seniority 171 Necessary Faculties The relationship between teacher and stu- dent is at the core of any educational institu- tion. This relationship shapes the overall edu- cation experience and affects attitudes, broadening- one’s spectrum of awareness. Instructing- students in the communication arts and sciences, Emerson’s faculty members interact with and learn from their notoriously “vocal and animated’’ students. Throug-h con- tact with dynamic, articulate students, our fac- ulty members are both challeng-ed and enter- tained. Emerson’s averag-e professor student ratio per class is one to seventeen. Even in the largest lecture classes, usually covering all col- lege requirement courses, individual input and personal contact are encouraged. And as stu- dents delve into their majors, professors teach smaller, more advanced courses and direct indi- vidual studies. This gives students the opportu- nity to work closely with a few instructors in their major. Most professors here are not only involved with teaching; they’re also working and creat- ing or have worked in either the communica- tions industry or in their field of specialization. This first-hand experience gives students the chance to model their work and ideas not around people in text books, but around people on campus, around professors. Often, these teachers, through professional contacts and working knowledge, also help students gain in- ternships and permanent employment. 172 Necessary Faculties i On opposite page are Communication Studies Professor Frances LaShoto and Mass Communication Assistant Professor Sean Gresh. Below, Communication Studies Associate Professor Ted Ilolling ' worth explains a point to grad students Nancy Santos and Carolyn Bloom. One to one contact between student and professor. This is what makes Emerson a warm and personal place. This is what distinguishes us from neighboring Boston institutions that pack 400 students into lec- ture halls and have enrollments of 30 or 40 thousand. “Necessary Faulties” focuses on some of the profes- sors who instruct Emerson’s students and who are an integral part of this microcosm of education in com- munication. Featured on the next eight pages are a close-up of Marita Golden, Assistant Professor of Mass Com- munication and recent author of Migrations of the Heart; personalized photos submitted by the more colorful Emerson profs; a quick look at the Theatre Arts faculty and their opinions on theatre education; plus a complete faculty listing and selected candids. Necessary Faculties 173 Faculty Candids Last fall, Emersonian ’84 editors encourag ' ed the faculty to submit personal, creative photos of them- selves. We also distributed portrait submission forms which featured questions like “What quality char- acterizes a true Emerso- nian?” “How wou ld you de- scribe the Emerson Expe- rience?” and “What one question would you like to discover the answer to?” By distributing? these questionnaires and urg ' inp: faculty members to com- tion Disorders, rummag ' ed through her family album and gave us this picture of her in a Communion dress. Fittingly, Wallach, on her portrait submission form, described herself as “angelic and low-keyed (only during sleeping states!).” Her most memorable childhood ex- perience, she stated, was “being hired at Emerson!” Also to be cited for an outstanding portrait is David Fisher. An instruc- plete and return them, Emersonian ’84 gathered interesting bits of infor- mation to include in this section. As the photos and por- trait submission forms were returned, some en- tertaining and unique photos and written re- sponses were submitted. On this page, for instance, are two of the more in- teresting photos. Dr. Gerry Wallach, Associate Professor in the Division of Communica- tor in the Communication Studies Division, Fisher is a manager with Peat Mar- wick in Boston and was re- cently featured in an arti- cle in Massachusetts CPA Review. He and his dance partner practice ballroom dancing as a sport and have competed in both the United States and Canada. Besides these notewor- thy portrait submitters, some faculty members dis- tinguished themselves by offering thoughtful, funny or irreverent answers to Dr. Gerry Wallach, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders (in communion dress), and David Fisher (with Nancy-Maczulak-Fisher), Communication Studies Instructor, were hands-down winners of the “rnost interesting” faculty portraits. Also on this page is Tobe Berko- witz. Assistant Professor of Mass Communication. our questions. Theatre Arts Assistant Professor John Barbetta described the Emerson Experience as “shooting the white waters of imagi- nation,” while Fran Ber- ger, WERS Station Manag- er, wrote that it was “something like being lost . on a beach at the age of three!” Berger also ' penned an interesting epi- taph: “Radio’s a great hob- i by, but a hell of a way to I make a living,” and offered ■ thought-provoking answers to our questions: 174 Necessary Faculties , “The Emerson Experience can be described as get- ting fully involved with other human beings, on many personal, professional and spiritual levels.” — Paul Beck, Chief Engineer and Manager of Technical Facilities cprwcTHw All faculty or staff pictured on this page responded to the Emersonian ■84 request for personal portraits. In fact, all of those on this page, i)lus a !‘ew others (Sean Gresh, Tobe Ber kowitz, Tom Guganig), are members of he Mass Communication Division, which showed the highest response 0 our questionnaire and portrait request. Our thanks to (clockwise) rom top) Inga Karetnikova, Assistant Professor of Film; Ed Kelley, Technical Audio Manager; Paul Beck, Chief Engineer and Manager of Technical Facilities; Dr. Frances Forde Plude, Mass Communication Thair; and Fran Berger, WERS Station Manager. lonnor Meeth, Page Sponsor What one question would you want to learn the an- swer to? — “Why are there thin people?” — and Wliat one question would you never want to learn the an- swer to? — “How many calories are in a hot fudge sundae?” To describe the true Em- ersonians, Assistant Pro- fessor of Mass Co m- munication Tom Cooper said, “They’re straight A students — aggressive, assertive, ambitious, adventurous, active, alive.” Creative Writing Profes- sor Lynn Williams listed “reading” as her idiosyn- cracy and “pride, envy, an- ger, avarice, gluttony, lust and sloth” as her bad habits. Her most memo- rable childhood experi- ence was “learning to fly” and if Williams could write her own epitaph, it would read: “Just bury me under a pile of term papers.” This year’s faculty mem- bers truly proved that their imaginations are alive and kicking, even if some of their lectures are a bit pedantic . . . only kid- ding, of course. Necessary Faculties 175 Golden Leaves Emerson 1 iiuuj ii uiii I ne i erKeiey (Monday, January 23, 1984) “Women want to read about themselves now,” says Golden, “and I feel one of the reasons I got a two-book contract with Doubleday is because of the Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation movements.” by Lisa Harrison “Life doesn’t just happen, you can shape it,” reflected Marita Golden as she sat in Boston’s French Library on a snowy afternoon. “You have to go out and meet your des- tiny. It doesn’t just find you.” Marita Golden is attempt- ing just such a feat, leaving Emerson after two-and-a half years of teaching print jour- nalism, and reaching for her future. She is not quite cer- tain of the final products, but her decision to leave is one small step toward living as she wants to. Made after Thanksgiving, Ms. Golden’s decision to leave Emerson and teaching was a matter of priorities — teaching vs. writing. Writing won. As Ms. Golden expressed it, “Writing is the primary thing in my life right now. I want to try to shape my life as a writer and the only way to do that is to simply do it.” Teaching, and all the respon- sibilities that go with it, was interfering with her goals. Emerson College has done a lot for Martia Golden and as she reflects on her time here, it is without regret. One of the nicest things about being in Boston for Marita Golden was teaching at Emerson. The students made the experi- ence. Characterizing them as “diverse, interesting, and ea- ger about the world,” Golden says she learned to open up more and to be expansive from her students. Reflecting on a difficult question, Ms. Golden says the best experience as an instruc- tor was teaching News Re- search and Analysis. She taught herself about the media as she taught her stu- dents. “This course has made me take a critical look at the media as I never have before — I had to explore its weak- nesses and strengths, eco- nomics, control and politics,” states Ms. Golden. She enjoyed the fact that students came into the course as “blank slates” and she helped each student assess himself herself and their tal- ent. “I was able to utilize my personal experiences more. It is different from teaching straight writing as in my print courses.” Exploration of herself and her students were both gratifying experiences for Golden. What she will miss the most in leaving is working with young people, helping people who have not yet experienced a great deal of the world. What she considers special in herself is being a black woman raised in the sixties with an international back- ground. She feels it is some- thing to share with others and will miss bringing her ex- perience to students. As for her future, will a dream come true do? Marita Golden is moving to Paris in April and is excited, to say the least. “It’s funny, I never thought of Europe as a place to be, it was always just some- where you had to fly over to get to Africa for me,” says (joI- den. Now she sees it as a cross- roads between America and the third world and looks for- ward to the move with mount- ing anticipation. In the meantime, Ms. Gol- den will be living in Boston and finishing her second book. Her first book. Migra- tions of the Heart, was an autobiography; this one is a novel. It’s a contemporary novel about three black wom- en meeting at an Ivy League college in the sixties. Golden admits that it carries a lot of symbolism, “It is essentially a book about choices — the choices black women in the sixties had versus the choices our mothers had.” Golden’s publisher, Double- day Anchor Press, had prom- ised her a promotional pack- age of $.30,000 on this novel and a contract for a third novel. With career orientation and the continuing aware- ness of women. Golden feels her books hold great appeal for women. “Women want to read about themselves now and I feel one of the reasons I got a two-book contract with Doubleday is because of the Civil Rights and Women’s Lib- eration movements,” states Golden. Also occupying her time be- fore the move will be speaking engagements. Black History month, and a separate collec- tion of poetry she is currently composing. Golden is vague about her third book. It will be a novel coming out of a tradition of Afro-American writing and she would like to attempt a “has not” — a love story interspersed with ele- ments of humor and satire. Leaving Emerson, Marita Golden’s only criticism is that the school needs a stronger, more intellectually rigorous liberal arts program. Given the world today and the role people in communications will play. Golden feels the stu- dents could benefit from a more challenging overall reg- imen. “I feel students must grap- ple with, not just master, but grapple with the techniques. Understand them, apply them, criticize them,” says Golden. She believes that in college, students should be pushed to learn their limits, encouraged to do incredible tasks. Do the changes in her life seem incredible? No. “It’s as if I were walking toward Emei’- son down Beacon Street, and someone asked me to stop off at the library first. I say ‘why not’ because it’s on my way,” explains Golden. Marita Gol- den had always intended to move back to Africa, and, as she puts it, Paris is on her way! N()TE: This article first appeared in The Berkeley Beacon (Monday, January 23, 1984) and has been reprinted with some changes in text. Our thanks to The Berkeley Beacon staff for this and other materials. 176 Necessary P ' aculties I Junior Deb Komarow and Mass Communication Instruc- tor Sherman Teichman (top left) rub elbows (well, almost) at the Senior Banquet in May. Thomas A. Guganig:, Opera- tions Manager in the Division of Mass Communication (above), along with other members of this division, pitched in to contribute the best divisional showing in Em- ersonian ’84. See page 177 for more Mass Communication staff and faculty portraits. Below, Chair of the Division of Creative Writing and Litera- ture, Jim Randall, Television Instructor Tom Cooper and Film Instructor Fuad Chow- dury socialize at a holiday party. Necessary Faculties 177 Theatre Arts Faculty Members Offer “Craft is the most important thing I can bring to my students. To be a good actor or actress, a person must have a good craft, a good technique, and be talented. They must also move well and speak well.” — Cyprienne Gabel Cyprienne Gabel, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. “Words are the messeng ' ers of your wishes.” “By the time a student leaves Emerson, I hope he she is well versed and well rounded in what the theatre experience is. Within the context of theatre, a student will have picked a concentra- tion of which he or she needs the necessary skills and craft of the art, but he she also needs an understanding of the purpose or substance of theatre as a whole.” — Harry Morgan Harry Morgan, Head of the Theatre Arts Division, sees himself as a “facilitator, as someone who makes possible certain activities and coordinates resources and facilities for students and faculty members.” 178 Necessary Faculties Opinions, Advice and Encouragement Directly below are Assistant Professor Tom Ilabecker and Professor William Sharp (right) of the Division of Theatre Arts. Says Sharp, “Actors and actresses work out of impulse, trusting-. They work from what they see, but often times to protect themselves, they see what they think they ought to see. That way they don’t get hurt. Costume Design Associate Professor Mary Harkins helps students develop a sense of individuality in their work and in their personal lives. “The one thing I want students to leave Emerson with,” she says, “is a sense of themselves and others. The bottom line is I want them to feel good about themselves.” Dr. and Mrs. Carl Bade, Page Sponsor “If I had to tell students one thing, it would be to trust themselves, as far as acting goes. Students must trust themselves and each other. They must trust whatever is said in the eyes, body and voice and play off it.” — William Sharp “As a costume designer, I can’t teach creativity, but I can teach the steps that could create an envi- ronment which would en- courage or nurture creativity. Creativity has to come from the stu- dent.” — Mary Harkins Necessary Faculties 179 Emerson Professors: Candids on Campus Communication Studies Robert Amelio Robert Baukus Kenneth Crannell Elspeth Cypher Haig: Der Marderosian Donald Egan David Fisher Michelle Golden Edwin Hollingworth Frances LaShoto Harold Lawson Walter Littlefield Bernadette MacPherson Roger McPhail Vicky Nelson Samuel Otitigbe J. Gregory Payne Andrew Rancer Arthur Roidoulis Vito Silvestri (Chairman) William Wells Deanna Womack Rosemary Wood Creative Writing Literature Mary Baures John Brehm Elizabeth Burton Sam Cornish Jonathan Cross Jane Cunningham Douglas Delaney Elizabeth Egloff Byron Frohman Jack Gantos Roy Hammer Dewitt Henry Marcie Hershman Michael Kane Lloyd Lanich Denis Leary Charlotte Lindgren Joseph Longo Daniel Lupo Thomas Lux Susan Monsky Paul O’Connell Garrett Queen James Randall (Chairman) Kathleen Romer Raymond Ronci Sharyn Skeeter Lynn Williams Theresa Yarbro Humanities Joan Brigham William Hooker Brow Anthony Cennamo John Coffee Joyce Corrigan Thomas Dahill Jose Delgado-Guitart Anthony DeLuca (Chairman) DeCoursey Fales Full- l ime and Part-Time Faculty ( ' om mu n icat ion 1 ) i sorders Anthony Bashir Suzanne Bennett Jane Brown Charles Klim (Chairman) Jacqueline Liebergott Rochelle Lipschultz David Luterman Nancy Townsend Geraldine Wallach Pictured, this are: Dr. Robert Hilliard (top ri ht), Dean of Graduate Studies; Assistant Professors Scott Wheeler and Tony Tommasini of the Humanities Division (top left); and Comedy Writing Instructor Dennis Leary and graduate students Jane Cunningham, Byron P rohman and Michael Kane of the Creative Writing and Literature Division. 180 Necessary Faculties And at Commencement Ceremony At commencement are (top) Marilyn Manter and Marsha Della-Giustina of the Journalism Department and Dr. Deanna Womack (below) of the Communication Studies Division. Continued from I’a e 180 Arnold Hurley Betty Kent Lautner Jungrhee Lee Norma Levine Paul Moylan Edouard Nadier Donald Ostrowski Robert Roetger Ruth Romberff Theodore Romberg; Lauren Shaw Stephen Shipps Glen Snowden Anthony Tommasini George Ursul W. Scott WTieeler Mass Communication Iris Adler Susanna Barber Joseph Bergantino Tobe Berkovitz Kevin Burns Jack Casey Lyn Chamberlin Bob Clinkscale Bob Cohen Thomas Cooper Mai Cramer W. Bruce Cronin Richard Dagwan Marshal Della-Giustina Michelle Dickoff Hall Dutton Eric Elbot Peter Fenstermacher John Fitzgerald Sean Gresh Cheryl Hoyt David Iseman Bill Jarcho Inga Karetnikova Paul Katsafanas Phil Levy Karen Lindsey Jeffrey Lukowsky Marilyn Manter Kay Mathew Michael McLean Shirley Nemetz-Ress Linda Rodheiser Frances Plude (Chairman) George Quenzel Criag Reed William Rose David Smith Eric Stange Sherman Teichman Rex Trailer Claire Andrade Watkins Social, Behavioral Applied Sciences Philip Amato (Chairman) Alice Avakian Michael Brown Martha Collette James Michael Connolly Margaret Conroy Peter Corea William Gilligan Dr. Walter Grant Dr. Dennis Humphrey Albert Malatesta Henry Stonie Edna W’ard Theatre Arts Mary Ellen Adams Michael Anania John Barbetta Marya Bednerik Robert Colby Janet Craft Daena Diardella-Grant Erica Drew Cyprienne Gabel Thomas Habecker Mary Harkins Carol Korty Jeffery Martin Harry Morgan (Chairman) Nance Movsesian John Nardi Leo Nickole Annegret Reimer Davis Robinson William Sharp Stephen Sorkin James Sweeney Keith Taylor Richard Toma Marlene Yannetti Necessary Faculties 181 Administering the Masses Wlien the plumbing ' fails in Fensgate, they’re the peo- ple who hear about it. Wlien the computers are down and the registration line stretches from the second floor, down the stairs and out the front door of 100 Beacon Street, they’re the people who grit their teeth and face the unslaught of unhappy students. When an aggi’essive parent wants to “talk with some- one in charge,’’ they’re definitely the ones with the (uh- hum) answers. No matter what the problem is, the Administration — those people who direct the financial, organizational and developmental course of this institution — is the umbrella organization to solve it. Cynthia Alcorn, Head of Collection Development at the Libary, is honored alon with other Library staffers, for her creativity and effort. See page 191. 182 Administering the Masses J unior Chris Simkins and Debra Anacleto, Executive Secretary to the Dean of Students, share an evening ' of entertainment and awards at Hand Me Down Night, one of the annual events for students and administrators to recognize the extracurricular involvement of stu- dents. Few students have a real chance (or need) to acquaint themselves with most of the “administering- bodies.” With some exceptions — the Reg-istrar’s Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, the Health Clinic, and the Dean of Students Office — most of the offices in 100 Beacon Street are bastions unknown and unfrequented by students. To better acquaint the Emerson community with our administration, Emersonian ’84 has attempted to present candid views of a few of the “king pins” — the heavyweights we hear and read about, the people who really have an impact on the lives of students. For photos and interviews with the President, Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students, Coordinator of Minority and International Affairs, and founder of the Reading and Study Skills Center, turn to pages 184 through 190. Administrative candids and a listing of adminis- trators are on pages 191 through 193. Suzanne Swope, Vice President of Student Services, works with the broader implications of student aid. She has implemented, in conjunction with other members of the administration, ex- panded collej?e-based arrant and off-campus work-study [)ro- U-rams. Administering the Masses 183 Koenig Reflects on His First Half Decade at Emerson Interview by Barbara Szlanic Five years ag’o, Emerson College witnessed the en- trance of perhaps its most opinionated, if not abra- sive, leader. The upset-all- type who seemed to pride himself on changing every- thing at once, he had a habit of proposing huge changes and promising great benefits from these changes. With few exceptions, Allen E. Koenig — the then “green” and “a little laid- back Californian” — has successfully enacted his changes and refined the college, while keeping in mind a long-term future plan. And in the process, he yourself personally and professionally? First, I see both sides in- tertwined. Just this morn- ing I was having breakfast with a trustee and I was saying that this job is truly seven days a week. I’m nev- er away from it, even on vacation. From a personal point of view, I have never- been happier. Practically everything that is positive personally and profes- sionally has come together for me at Emerson while I’ve been president. From a professional point, loving the field of communication since high school and seeing that grow bring great personal satisfaction. Wanting to has calmed the fears of many an established skep- tic and gained the respect of even his most adamant critics. Under Koenig’s guidance, Emerson College initiated and is continuing an $11 million renovation pro- gram that includes the purchase of a new theatre, construction of a $2.2 mil- lion mass communication facility, the relocation and expansion of the library (an $868,000 venture), and the structural of cosmetic ren- ovation of almost every building on campus. During a March, 1984 in- terview, President Koenig- assessed his first half dec- ade at Emerson and dis- cussed his ambitious plans for the future of the institu- tion. How would you describe sell what I believe in through fundraising and recruiting students is a professional challenge and love. Although I am not the in- stitution, the more in- volved with it I become, the more I feel like a part of it. This gives me a feeling of self-possession and accom- plishment that simply propels me to strive for greater things at the Col- lege. I must also say that I am pleased that my family is happy here and am particu- larly intrigued with the way my daughters Wendy and Jody want so much to share in the activities in which I aril naturally in- volved. When you came to the College five years ago, what did you expect to be your major challenges? Were your expectations close to reality? In November, 1979, in my inaugural speech, I spoke about three major expecta- tions and plans: (1) my hopes for Emerson to be- come a univeristy, (2) my excitement and optimism about the growth of the field of communication arts and sciences, and (3) my de- sire to move the campus from Boston to a suburban setting. Concerning the first two points, my ex- pectations are being real- ized and the College has made great progress. About the last one, moving the College, I was absolute- ly wrong. First, the initial plans. In the past five years, we have come a long way towards achieving a specialized uni- versity structure. We now have a clear-cut descrip- tion, including a mission statement, a high degree of specialization in five areas at the graduate and under- graduate levels, a vastly improved library, separate graduate faculty in de- signation, and a solid finan- cial base. These steps in the evolution towards a uni- versity structure are what I had anticipated. Concern- ing my excitement about the field of communication, not only have the desci- plines been attractive to students, but some of our programs — Creative Writ- ing, Business and Organi- zational Communication, Advertising and Public Re- lations, for example — have grown far beyond my ex- pectations. As I said before, the plans to move the campus were wrong and I realized this by April, 1980. The real stren hs of Emerson are its attraction of majors in communication, the strong reputation of the institu- tion, and its location. Realizing this motivated me and the Trustees to purchase more real estate in the Back Bay, including the Emerson Theatre in the historical theatre dis- Koenig ' (far right) chats with Vice President of Business and Finance George Broadbent, Director of Financial Aid .John Skarr, and Director of Student Accounts Bob Memmolo. At commencement ceremonies, Koenig (left photo) dons his own graduation garb. 184 Administering the Masses One of the President’s big ' g ' est accomplishments since his arrival five years a o has been improved relations with students. Here, Koenig ' shares some insights with Sophomore Jim Patterson. trict. Since 1979, we have also raised funds, borrowed money and devoted instu- tional surpluses to signifi- cantly renovating our faci- lities. What type of relationship d o you have with Emerson students? For the last 2 V 2 years. I’ve had a warm and open relationship with students. Before this period, because of the many changes the school was undergoing, I had a very difficult, con- frontational atmosphere in which to deal with stu- dents. I think my rela- tionship with students has improved for two reasons: (1) students can see the pos- itive results of the changes and (2) there has been an improvement in the leader- ship within Student Affairs under Ron Ludman. In your opinion, what is a “hands-on” education? What determines a healthy balance between the theoretical and practical or “hands-on” side of learning? The hands-on aspect of education is characteristic of John Dewey’s maxim, “One learns best by doing” and it has been character- istic of this institution since it began in 1880. However, in several areas — in mass com- munication especially — the College has been labelled a trade school. We are now paying more attention to theory and practice. We are also maintaining and improving our balance by carefully selecting and crafting our faculty. How does a small college like Emerson compete with large colleges and universities in Boston to successfully attract students? During my first year here, we shared our appli- cant pool primarily with Ithaca College. Now 60 per- cent of our applicant pool is also applying to Boston University. With large and presti- gious schools such as Bos- ton University, Syracuse and N.Y.U. vying for our students, why do we have the edge because (1) Emer- son has a specialized na- ture, (2) we have smaller classes, (3) Emerson offers intimate contact with fac- ulty, and (4) there is much more attention and con- cern for co-curricular and extracurricular activities here. How do you describe those distinctive individuals called “Emersonians?” Based on numerous alumni functions through- out the country, I must say that Emersonians def- inately are distinctive. Never in my entire career have I come across more ar- ticulate or better speaking individuals than Emerson graduates — except for graduates from the period of the seventies when the communication core re- quirements were dropped. Generally, Emerson person- alities are not terribly dif- ferent from a stylistic point of view, but I am impressed with their creative accom- plishments. Five years from now, what changes will have occured at the College? Oh, I see changes occur- ring in many areas. First, most of our facilities will have undergone extensive renovations, with the new theatre being the only un- known. We are still working on financing that project. Second, I see a strength- ened financial position. Our buildings will continue to increase in value. We want to build the overall Third, the research pro- ductivity of our faculty will be increased. Pi ' ior to 1979, one book was produced ev- ery five years, but as of this year, five books a year are now being written, so we have already made a great improvement. Finally, we will be over- seeing a myriad of changes in Emerson’s initiation of a university structure. We foresee the development of a doctoral program in Com- munication Disorders, the establishment of a re- search institute in applied communication and the strengthening of consortial affiliations. We are also en- couraging a broader range of interdisciplinary pro- grams such as Communica- tion, Politics and Law and American Studies in the hopes that someday every student will graduate with a minor in the liberal arts. Also, we are working to re- vise the All-College Re- quirements. Five years from now, where do you see yourself? Here. Emerson College. “The hands-on aspect of education (at Emerson Col- lege) is characteristic of John Dewey’s maxim, “One learns best by doing” and it has been characteristic of this institution since it began in 1880 .” — Allen E. Koenig, President College endowment and I have set as one of my high- est priorities an increase in restricted endowments for scholarships. For example, $90,000 recently donated by Board of Trustee mem- ber Maurice Saval will be in place by the close of this fis- cal year and we recently re- ceived over $230,000 from R.K.O. to be used for minor- ity students. Administering the Masses 185 Ludman, Manning- McPhail “I see the Dean of Students position as one of real privilege and honor,” says Ludman. “I think it’s a position that one has to continually earn.” Interviews by Lisa Shilo The Ludman, Mamning and McPhail trio — better known as Ron, Kathy and Roger — virt uall y run Emerson ' s world of student affairs. A.s the Deam of Stu- dents, Assistant Deam of Students and Coordinator of M i n o r it y and Interna- tional Students, they design programs, coordinate acti- vities and navigate both students and the adminis- tration through sometimes touchy, but more often coop- erative, relations. On specific issues — stu- dent rights, the alcohol poli- cy, academic requirements — each has distinct opin- ions (sometimes loudly voiced) which are consid- ered, tolerated or shelved while working through a problem or brainstorming prog ra m m i ng a I tern at i ves. Here, Ron, Kathy and Rog- er assess their roles in the development of student activities at Emerson. Ron Ludman What are the most important responsibilities of your job? One is to oversee and su- pervise a network of stu- dent support programs that addresses the issue of students’ social, career, physical and ethical devel- opment, as well as intellec- tual growth outside the for- mal classroom. Two is to help develop a climate in the Dean of Stu- dents Office where stu- dents feel comfortable and confident to make sug-ges- tions and issue complaints. It is important that stu- dents feel welcomed by all of the Student Affairs staff. I want them to be heard and treated fairly. My third responsibility is to serve as liaison between students and the faculty and administration by trying to create positive ex- periences as well as resolve differences pertaining to student issues. Fourth, I want students to know and feel that this office is here to hold stu- dents accountable for their behavior and to also pro- tect their rights as stu- dents. We want to establish a climate of caring and growth. What have your biggest accomplishments, thus far, been? The single most challeng- ing task has been putting the staff together. There are now two major pro- grams that didn’t exist prior to May, 1982: an in- house couseling center with three psychologists and a student activities student leadership pro- gram. The overall Student Affairs staff has become a more organized and viable program. We have initiated and implemented a net- work of student support programs with functional- ly related offices interact- ing with one another. The counseling center staff serves as an invalu- able resource to the entire college community through the provision of direct service and consulta- tion. The student activities student leadership pro- gram has created numer- ous opportunities for stu- dents to develop leadership skills, such as organiza- tional, decision-making and problem-solving skills. This has been implemented to a great extent under the direction of Kathy Man- ning. Through the orienta- tion leadership program and a couple of student re- treats, we have involved students in the develop- ment of procedures and policies that effect them, such as a room reservation procedui ' e and alcohol poli- cy. Under Virginia’s (Virgin- ia Thomas-Nowak, Coordi- nator f Student Union Activities) direction, the student union staff has be- come more of a student training ground than just a desk sitting job. Last summer we proba- bly had the most compre- hensive resident assistant training program to date. The more we can do to help students develop leader- ship and social skills enabl- ing them to serve in help- ing capacities among their peers, the more effective we can be as a student affairs staff. In addition, this skill development will also assist students in their personal and career lives. What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to face? One is space. Another dif- ficult challenge has been the development and moni- toring of the alcohol policy on campus. There was an alcohol policy prior to my move to the Dean’s Office but it was neither pro- cessed with the students nor given the resources to make it work. The monitor- ing of student drinking at functions was not enforced prior to my taking office al- though the Commonwealth of Massachusetts estab- lished the law a number of years ago. It left the college op en for liability, but at the same time, as you can well imagine, it wasn’t a real popular subject among the students. The college has a respon- sibility from both an ethic- al and a liability point of view to enforce an alcohol policy. We want students to realize that we are not advocating prohibition, but enforcing a law and trying to teach responsible drinking. There was resistance, but after several meetings and several drafts, we were able to design a workable procedure to monitor the “Anyone who sits in this office needs to be sensitive to what changes are being suggested and needs to make sure that students and others being affected are con- sulted,” — Ron Ludman, Dean of Students 186 Administering the Masses Three Views of Student Affairs serving of alcohol at func- tions. Althoug:h it has been difficult at times, overall, the students have been understanding. Given the opportunity to talk about issues, people will come to understand them. When we don’t pro- cess issues and don’t take into consideration who might be affected by cer- tain changes and ask for their input, that’s when we are going to get a great deal of resistance and anger from people; they will have been affected but not con- sulted. That’s one of the areas that I have tried to be very sensitive to since com- ing into the office. The big problem that I faced when I became Dean of Students was that cer- tain areas of the Student Union had been taken over for academic and office activities without discus- sing the matter with the students. That was a big mistake. I spent a great deal of my time my first two weeks trying to mend fences and resolve the situation with the students and administration. A workable compromise was realized. Anyone who sits in this office needs to be sensitive to what changes are being suggested and needs to make sure that students and others being affected are consulted. That’s not to say that the students or a particular constituency is going to get their way, but at least they should be allowed input in the deci- sion process. There has been a major change on the campus over the last 2 V 2 years in this regard. What skills or techniques do you use to work through a problem with a student? I’m not sure how to an- swer that specifically. I did do my graduate work in the area of counseling so I call on those skills all the time. Each student is unique and I try to interact with each person in a way I feel will be most appropriate. I try to understand what they are feeling at that moment and attempt to assist them in resolving the issues with which they are dealing. I try to help them explore possible options and offer my assistance within limits. I try to be open and honest and hope my in- teraction is seen as positive and helpful to the student. On this job, what surprises have you encountered? Hundreds. The breadth, the multitude of issues that I have to handle have been so numerous and so differ- ent. I’ve learned that you have to be “on” a great deal of the time. Students, as consumers, expect to be understood and heard re- gardless of the many other issues I might be juggling. This has required a great deal of emotional energy from me and continues to be a true challenge. The commitment demanded by this position is far deeper than what I expected and perhaps more than most people realize. All in all, though, the position has been and continues to be very gratifying. Do you plan to stay at Emerson? In a way, it depends on the students. I see the Dean of Students position as one of real privilege and honor. I think it’s a position that one has to continually earn. A Dean of Students who isn’t respected by the stu- dents isn’t going to be very effective. If there isn’t a good relationship with stu- dents, that could be a per- son’s demise. So, being a Dean of Stu- dents must be earned on many different levels: one must be able to perform the work and responsibilities associated with the office as well as be able to develop a trusting relationship with the students, staff and faculty. I enjoy Emerson a great deal. I don’t have any immediate plans f o r leaving. Kathy Manning How would you describe yourself to a student who doesn’t know you? “(To serve as Assistant Dean of Students) a person has to be crazy and willing to work hard for not a lot of pay. Money can’t be their prime motivation in this job. Motiva- tion has to come from other things.” — Kathy Manning, Assistant Dean of Students Gathered for a cheerful shot are Laurie Harshaw, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Students; Freshman Beth Hanzl; Rofjer McPhail, Coordinator of Minority and International Student Affairs; Kathy Manning, Assistant Dean of Students; and (seated) Debra Anacleto, Executive .Seci-etary to the Dean of Students. I would describe myself as being energetic and ac- cess ible, as someone who enjoys having a good time. How would you describe the Student Affairs Office to a student who isn’t aware of it? First, I would describe it as hectic because as ener- getic and quick-paced as I am, Ron Ludman, the Dean of Students, makes me look slow; he’s real quick-paced. Second, I’d say it’s fun and that’s something that I think students don’t know. A lot of times they come up here, they have exhausted a lot of other avenues and we’re really their last re- sort. Or sometimes I think Ron and I are put in a posi- tion where we are disci- plinarians or policy makers or procedural people. But we have a good time up here and the students who spend time here and get to know us, I think, have a good time, too. Administering the Masses 187 Working for Students . . as Assistant Dean of Stu- dents. How would you com- What has your l)i i ;est challenfie been? The biji’ji’est cliallenj ‘e, which I (lidn’t expect, was to learn that Emerson stu- dents, in terms of activi- ties, weren’t involved with Boston life, that their so- cial lives and academic lives revolve around Beacon and C h a i ' 1 e s Streets. So, it’s a challeng-e to g ' et them to understand what’s out there in the city. We have tried to do that with the Student Hand- book. Another challenge we are still working on is space. 1 knew when I took the job at Emerson that the biggest challenge would be space because it’s an urban college. But, I never real- ized just how much of my time it would consume. I think the third biggest challenge is trying to help students understand what Student Activities is all about. I have a very tradi- tional view of student acti- vities. Most colleges buy their talent; we don’t need to buy our talent because our talent is already here. Traditionally, Student Activities is an office run out of Student Affairs. I’m on both sides. I’m explain- ing to students that there are other activities besides what they know here and I’m explaining to Student Activities people that we don’t buy talent at Emer- son. It’s an interesting phe- nomenon. How would you describe your interaction with students? It’s good, but I don’t have enough of it. This job has changed my style a little bit, in that I don’t see stu- dents as much as I used to and I really miss that. I try to get around, but then students who come by your office say you’re never in your office, so you do get stuck in the middle. If I had to change one thing it would be getting out to talk wdth students more or get- ting them in to talk with me more. A person needs to be to serve plele this student? A person has to he crazy and willing to woiT hard for not a lot of pay. Money can’t he their j) r i m e motivation in this jol). This is the way education is. Motivation has to come from other things. Eor me one of the things that is motivating is to give some basic skills and well- paced advice to individuals without a lot of guidance and watch them grow. To me, that’s the reward. Another motivator is creating things. Before I came here, there wasn’t an Assistant Dean of Students position. This is the second job for me in a new position and that means that I can create programs. This seems to be a pattern in my life. Give us your best description of Emerson students. I think the best descrip- tion I have heard was in the accreditation report which said they were “unortho- dox almost to the point of being fresh.’’ I think Emer- son students are extremely creative, not in all areas, but in most areas; they are very hectic and hard work- ing. I have never seen stu- dents who have to manage their time the way Emer- son students do. They are also extremely vocal, which includes everything from being persuasive to speak- ing in public. Roger McPhail What kinds of services does the Office of Minority and International Affairs offer? Students of color and in- ternational students have needs which are different from those of traditional students. I try to advise them on putting together programs and activities that meet their cultural, social, political and educa- tional needs. I do that through EBO- NI, a minority student organization on campus, and through the Cross Cultural Club. I see my office as a liaison between other offices that imple- ments programs to help and serve the needs of those two student groups. As a communications in- structor, I also try to utilize my teaching skills within my office. I want to raise the consciousness level of the total Emerson commu- nity as to the contributions of people of color to America. For the past twelve years, Roger, you have been involved with Emerson as a student, professor or administrator. What has happened for minority and international faculty and students during this time period? For students, we have moved forward. I think Emerson is a much more open and inclusive environ- ment for minority and in- ternational students now than when I came here in the early 70s. I think we still have problems, howev- er, from a faculty perspec- tive. I feel that we should have more minority faculty members on campus, full- time and tenured. We are not, however, the only pre- dominantly white institu- tion that has this problem. As far as students are concerned, do you think that minority and international students are being served better now than before you came? In certain areas I think they are. Within Student Services, I think they are. At least this is the feedback we get from our EBONI and Cross Cultural leader- ship. I don’t think — and I have to be honest about this — that their needs are being met academically as well as they could be. There are not enough minority- based courses being taught. So, from an aca- demic perspective, I have some concerns. From a Stu- dent Services, extracurric- ular perspective, however, I am quite happy. Concerning the faculty, what problems do you see in the hiring and retention of minority professors? First, you have to look at Emerson in terms of facul- ty members; very few fac- ulty positions are open. Then, you have to realize that there are many in- stitutions trying to attract minority faculty members. We’re just one of them. Then you have to look at Boston. Boston’s reputa- tion as a place to live for people of color is not good. And, of course, you have to look at racism. Emerson 188 Administering the Masses Motivation Comes from Inside — like any institution in America — is not free from racism. Sometimes these attitudes are conscious and blatant. Sometimes people are not even aware of them. The minority faculty who come here are in great de- mand and other institu- tions try to lure them away. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Can you do anything about the course and faculty situation, or is that out of your hands? I can work within an are- na that has leadership at the top. When a component of Emerson is not strong, that is the fault of people in leadership positions. I am only one person. If we are to go forward on this issue, it cannot be just Rog- er McPhail, Minority Affairs. It has to be each and every member of the College community. From the top to the bottom. I mean students, I mean fac- ulty members and I mean administrators. It has to become a prior- ity. If it doesn’t, then the only office trying to bring about change will be my office. I can’t work in a vac- uum. We need leadership from each and every sector on campus or change won’t happen. Are adminstrators receptive to that? Those with whom I in- teract are. They are recep- tive, but it has to go beyond receptiveness. There has to be some action. We just can’t talk about it. We have to create more courses. We have to attract more minority faculty members to teach those courses and we have to sensitize non-minority fac- ulty members to the fact that they can teach any- thing they want to teach. One of the arguments I have heard from some fac- ulty members is “Hey, I’m not black, therefore, I can’t teach any black-based courses.” I think that’s a bogus argument. The infor- mation is there. I don’t just teach minority-based courses. I teach a lot of courses. If I can do it, they can do it. You have to have a willingness to teach. You have to be motivated to find the information and put it into a teaching for- mat. Minority students will be receptive to that. As a student here, I had white professors teaching minority-based courses and I learned as much from them as I did from profes- sors of color. More faculty members on this campus have to become sensitive to this issue. So, you are really talking about attitudes, aren’t you? Yes, because attitude is connected to behavior. There has to be a shift in attitude. I’m a risk taker. I believe in change. We have to start taking some risks on this campus not only in terms of minority courses, but also on courses that impact on women. We have a large population of women who, when they go out into American society, have to face being a woman in a predominantly male soci- ety. I’m talking about meet- ing the needs of each and every group on this cam- pus. VVhen you do that, that’s when you have posi- tive and effective educa- tion. Emerson has a way to go with that. I think we are making progress, but I don’t think we can sit back and say, “Well, we’ve made it half way, we’ll stop now.” You have to keep strug- gling. If people are apathet- ic and choose not to strug- gle, then the status quo will remain the same. With all of these goals and challenges, can you foresee your leaving Emerson College in the near future? No. I will stay. I will struggle. I have an obliga- tion to Emerson because it saved me at a time in my life when I needed to be saved. I had sort of a rough childhood. I didn’t go back to high school until I was 20. I’m a street person, born and raised on the street. When I was young, I had some problems “with the law” and some other things that a lot of young black men from very poor communities go through. When I came to Emerson, my self-esteem was ex- tremely low. Emerson breathed a breath of life into me and made me feel whole again. I have an obligation to this school and I will not leave until I feel that my job has been done. My job has not been totally done yet, therefore, I shall stay. Roger McPhail Minority International Student Affairs Coordinator “I want to raise the consciousness level of the total Emer- son community as to the contributions of people of color to America.” — Roger McPhail, Minority International Student Affairs Coordinator “I have an obligation to Emerson because it saved me at a time in my life when I needed to be saved . . . Emerson breathed a breath of life into me and made me feel whole again.” — Roger McPhail Administering the Masses 189 “Slightly Skewed” Bill Chuck: by Aimee Bal bidge Bill Chuck looks at the world a little differently, f r o m the rest of us. “Slig ' htly skewed” is how he describes it. He finds humor in orientation, mag’ic in remedial read- ins’. He makes nonsense out of los’ic and los ic out of David Letterman. He is a master of wit in the rawest sense. He particu- larly likes people who are into velcro. And it is this outlook which has made Bill Chuck one of the most dynamic members of the Emerson communi- ty. Born and raised in Man- hattan, (“Where my adoles- cence, puberty and bad complexion occurred”) he attended American Uni- versity in Washinsd.on, D.C. and received his master’s degree from New York University. When he moved to Boston — “first by plane and then by car” — in the late 70s, he left six years of teaching high school reading and math in the Bronx as his legacy. “They parolled me, so I came to Massachusetts,” he quips. Wliat he brought to Emerson was his unique understanding of human nature and abundance of patience and ability. Bill established the Reading and Study Skills Center at Emerson in No- vember 1978 after answering an ad in the Boston Globe. He recalls, “I saw that Emerson wanted to start a skills center and I figured, ‘what the heck. I’ll do that,’ and I answered the ad.” A bit bold? Perhaps. But, that’s the Chuck style. As founder and Direc- tor of the Center, he made possible, free of charge, services which include: classes in study, time management, writing, note-taking and math skills; preparation for the G.R.E.’s; peer tutoring programs; and assistance to the learning disabled and the handicapped. He also created the Student Handbook which has be- come an invaluable aid to the Emersonian. Two years ago. Bill be- came Assistant to the Vice President of Admin- istration and Student Ser- vices. In that position, he continued to oversee the Study Skills Center while working as an advisor to the Gold Key Honor Soci- ety and other student organizations. Bill’s influ- ence has been felt in every sector of the Emerson community, from orienta- tion to graduation, and it is an achievement of which he is very proud. “Every once in a while,” he says. “you realize that you have made an impact on a stu- dent and it’s a great feeling!” Last fall. Bill surprised himself and the Emerson community by becoming a part-time advisor at Emerson and a full-time media performer. He be- came the self-proclaimed tzar of entertainment by joiningthe staff of New En- gland Afternoon, a daily magazine show on Chan- nel 7. He is the first to admit that he lucked into the job. The day after his birthday in August, Bill’s eager staff informed him that Brooks Russell, Director of Public Relations, was planning to make him a star. (“I figured he meant that he wanted me to be an usher at graduation.”) He sent the New England Afternoon staff a copy of his resume and two Polar- oid pictures (he didn’t have the required 8 x 10 glossi s) with the attitude of “what the hell.” After a luncheon meeting with the producer in which he queried, “Does this mean you’re interested in me?” and a meeting with the show’s staff where he was asked how he would rate Boston in entertainment (he replied, ‘‘Thir- teenth?”), he was given the job. And Bill is pretty happy about it. “Everyone has that one unrealistic dream. We all want certain things in our essence. And I’ve always dreamed of something like this.” It is not as far-fetched as it may seem to envision this product of academia in the spotlight when you take into account his numerous interests and hobbies. Bill collects old rock and roll albums, is an avid movie-goer, enjoys music, the arts and is a die- hard sports fan. He also has an ear for comedy that he terms “very discrimi- nating.” He insists that good comedians are few and far between, pinpoint- ing Martin Mull, David Letterman and Bill Chuck as true geniuses of our time. What Bill will be doing in the fall is a bit more tenta- tive. New England After- noon may or may not be on the air. Perhaps he will re- place Lenord Malten on Entertainment Tonight, or maybe he will come back to Emerson fulltime. But, no matter where his talents may take him, one thing is sure of this man named Chuck: his contributions to Emerson College will not soon be forgotten, for he has given the college his commitment — and a few laughs, too. NOTE: This article first appeared in The Berkeley Beacon (Monday, March 5, 1984) and has been re- printed with some changes in text. Bill Chuck (far rijjht) talks with Bill O’Reilly, anchor for WNEV-TV Seven’s “New England Afternoon,” and actress Pia Zadora. 190 Administering the Masses Bill Chuck’s influence has been felt in every sector of the Emerson community, from orientation to gradua- tion, and it is an achievement of which it is very proud. “Every once in a while,” he says, “you realize that you have made an impact on a student and it’s a great feeling!” Administrative Candids To encourag’e creativity and involvement with Em- ersonian ’84, this year’s staff invited the adminis- tration to submit photos of themselves for the candid sections of this book. We urged Emersonians to experiment, to be dar- ing, to capture themselves — their true selves — in black and white glossies. As occurs with every group of people, certain in- dividuals rose above the ordinary and produced not only acceptable material, but superior, entertain- ing, interesting work. As submissions trickled in, one batch of photos — that of the Library staff — landed on the desks of the editors and proved to be exactly what we were seeking: fun, creative, per- sonal shots of the Emerson community. Due to space (and budget) restraints, we are unable to print all of the Library staff submissions, but this page is dedicated to the staff who pulled together, devoted some personal time, and really made designing the admin- istrative pages fun and inspiring. Besides those pictured, Micky Mosko- witz, Jennifer Tolan, Naomi E. Rubin, Therese Curtin, Bob Sullivan, Ann Gallagher, Dave Murphy and Maureen Tripp are recognized for their time and contribution. For more administra- tive snapshots and a near- ly complete listing of the administration, see pages 192 and 193. Pictured (clockwise from top left) are Director of Archives and Tech- nical Services Bob Fleming, Reference Librarian Janice Von Vogt, Head of Public Services Liz Bezera, and Head of Collection Access Mary Curtin Stevenson. Administering the Masses 191 Administration Allen Koems, President Suzanne Swope, Vice Presi- dent of Student Services John Zacharis, Vice President of Academic Affairs George Broadbent, Vice Presi- dent of Business Finance Robert Ringe, Executive Di- rector of Development William Wells, Special Assis- tant to the President Ruth Ph ' itz, Assistant to the President Helen Cross, Assistant Direc- tor of Admissions Richard Brisbois, Assistant Director of Security Arlene Bodies, Assistant to Vice President of Develop- ment Bruce Brundage, Engineer- ing, Maintenance, Broad- casting Coordinator Lois Royal, Executive Secre- tary to the President Ann Solomon, Assistant to De- partment Chair Commu- nication Disorders Susan Tabano, Bookstore Manager Larry Blair, Associate Direc- tor of Financial Aid David Micus, Program Coordi- nator of Continuing Ed. Karen Reed, Program Coordi- nator of Continuing Ed. Thomas Guganig, Operations Manager Mass Com- munication John Doolin, Internship Place- ment Coordinator Linda Cramer, Assistant to the Director of Admissions Lynne Blackman, Assistant Director of Admissions Vincent L. Gregory, Assistant Registrar Beverly Lawson, Executive Secretary Student Services Jane Cerrotti, Executive Secretary Academic Affairs Pamela Rubens, Executive Secretary Business Fi- nance Debra Anacleto, Executive Secretary Dean of Students Brian Anthony, Film Techni- cian Robert Sullivan, Assistant Head of Public Services Library David J. Murphy, Assistant Head of Media Services Library Susan Wu, Staff Accountant Wi lliam Crayton, Collections C o o r d i n a t o r S t u d e n t Accounts Karen Kilpatrick, Student Employee Coordinator Soraya Rodriquez, Assistant Director of Admissions Mary Warren, Registered Nurse Sylvia Klein, Registered Nurse Constance DiCocco, Associate Director of Admissions William Chuck, Assistant to Vice President of Student Affairs James Peckham, Director of Athletics Mark Ruggiero, Analyst P r o g r a m m e r C o m p u t e r Center Joseph Mahan, Physical Plant Supervisor Joseph Alexander, House- keeping Supervisor Ellen Bollendorf, Manager of Disbursements Susan Ehrman, Director of Research Records Pictured are Pam Gordon (top left), Secretary for the division of Creative Wri- ting:; Anne Heller (top) right. Director of Admis- sions; Bob Memmolo, Doris Lynch and William Crayton of the Student Accounts Office; and Bill Wells (bottom). Special As- sistant to the President. 192 Administering ' the Masses Administering the Masses 193 Geri Grande, Executive Assis- tant Graduate Studies William Harrold, Director of Publications Neil Davin, Associate Reg- istrar Kathy Sturgis, Director of Ca- reer Services Elizabeth Bezera, Head of Public Services Library Maureen Tripp, Head of Media Services Library Cynthia Alcorn, Head of Col- lection Library Mary Curtin-Stevenson, Head of Collection Access Library Roger McPhail, Minority and International Student Coordinaotr Patricia Coates, Director of Health Services Richard Schonberg, Staff Psych ologist Counseling Center Linda Camp, Director of Read- ing Study Skills Margaret Mulqueen, Staff Psychologist Counseling Center Virginia Nowak, Coordinator of Student Activities Stu- dent Union Paul Beck, Director of En- gineering Russell Fountaine, Director of Security Christopher Weir, Director of Program Corporation John Chase, Director of Pur- chasing Christine Franzese, Director of Personnel Affirmative Action Kathleen Manning, Assistant Dean of Students David Maxwell, Dean Academic Personnel Frank A. Marciano, Executive Director of Physical Plant Robert Hilliard, Dean of Grad- uate Studies Gerd Bond, Director of Reg- istrar Computer Center Robert Davis, Director of Planned Giving Daniel Posnansky, Director of Construction Facilities Ronald Ludman, Dean of Stu- dents Debra Jane Douden, Director of Alumni Annual Fund Anne Heller, Director of Admissions Miriam Anstey, Associate Dean of Continuing Educa- tion John Skarr, Director of Finan- cial Aid Francine Berger, General Manager Education Super- visor Mass Communication Mickey Moskowitz, Director of Library Richard Cahill, Director of Financial Accounting Control Robert Memmolo, Director of Student Accounts Ashley Russell, Director of Special Events Public Re- lations Shown (clockwise) are Lisa Rosentha l and Susan Tabano of the College Store; Nurse Sylvia Klein; Rich Schonberg of the Counseling Center; and Assistant to the President Ruth Fritz, Vice President of Academic Affairs John Zacharis and Executive Director of Development Bob Ringe. Student Status Above, Howard Bernstein, Miles Elster and Ralph Jones, mem- bers of Emerson Independent Video, work on their field produc- tion skills while videotaping- an Emerson hockey game. At right, John O’Neil and Gary Prusa rehearse a skit for an Emerson Comedy Workshop production. 194 Student Status Editors and advisors of the in-house student review, Gangsters in Concrete, review the fruits of their work. Pictured are Hugh Simmons, Denise Duhamel, Greg Cherone, Pam Gordon (on couch), Mike Kane, Melanie Zyck and Byron Frohman (front). Hands-on experience and Emerson College. One could almost say — playing on the pun, of course — that the two go “hand in hand.” The Emerson student body, sixty percent female, fifty percent mass communication majors, ninety percent from the East Coast, is one hundred percent unique. Not only are we the only United States college spe- cializing in the communication arts and sciences; we are also one of the only colleges to foster a traditional bond between theoretical classroom work and the hands-on applications of these theories. Emersonians live and work in a highly charged envi- ronment where extra- and co-curricular activities often mean more to students than classroom work. The em- phasis on “doing” is what makes Emerson such an alive, moving place. “Student Status” — the heart of Emersonian ’84 — is devoted to students and their activities. It captures the feelings of Emersonians and showcases students — the people who inspired the “hands-on” cover design of Em- ersonian ’84. In this section, you’ll find features on commuting, working on the Evvys, and travelling to Hollywood to be on “Wheel of Fortune.” You’ll also see photos from some of the most fun spring events — Hand me Down Night, an Emerson tradition, and Greek Weekend, a new athletic competition between the frats and the sororities. Turn the pages and get a glimpse of what Emerson students are doing, thinking and writing. Student Status 195 Train of Thought by Jeanne Hrophy Coninuders are often looked at as a different type ofKtnersonian. Most ofiisyo to classes and return home, experiencing two distinct lives — one at school and one at home. Th e re a re m a n y reaso n s fo r oa r choice to he comm nters. For sonic, the cost of living in Boston is too high. Families are making sacri- fices for as to receive educations and someti mes we have ohilga- tions to fulfill at home. The major- ity of us hmie to work part-time jobs to pay for college. But, some of us simply choose to remain at home. Whatever the reasons, commut- ers have to he happy with their commute. We enjoy Emerson as much as the dorm residents and some of us, like myself, make the extra effort to become more of a part of Emerson — to find out what the “Emerson Experience” is all about. Commuting , in fact, is some- times a welcome relief. After a hec- tic, fast-paced week at Emerson, I often look forward to a quiet night or weekend away from the city. Commuting, in a sense, preserves my sanity. M y fa m ily is stable a nd permanent and, in a strange, wonderful way, they understand and care for me. Here, share with you a look at my daily commuting experiences and offer some helpful advice for first-t ime or soon-to-be com- muters. or June — ai’e students, both col- lege and parochial. The young- sters are clad in Catholic school plaid skirts and white shirts. Col- lege students, like myself, usual- ly wear dungarees with regula- tory holes in the knee and loose- fitting sweaters with even larger shirts hanging out, and carry knapsacks or large bags filled with a day’s worth of necessities: hooks, food, combs, T tokens and change. Restless and bored, I start to pace the cold wet pavement. 1 stare down at my sneakers. Did I bring my Sony Walkman with me? I swing my backpack around and unzip it. I rummage through — notebook, magazine, cassettes . . Sony Walkman! As I rig my- self with the headset and tune into the Pretenders, the trolley pulls up. Destination: Arlington Street via Arborway. I climb aboard, thinking of past occurrences on the ever-enjoyable T. People are of a different breed at rush hour. Last week, one woman, of category one, had to get on the trolley on the “D” branch of the Green Line. It was the peak of the morning rush. The streetcar was jammed. Put this woman was insistent. The doors closed on her once, twice, three times. She finally got in, bruises, wrinkled clothing and all. I kept asking myself if getting on this particular car was really worth it. At least, I thought, she would have something to gab about over morning coffee at the office. 9|C 9|( When I was young, 1 was taught the ways of the world; one of the things I was taught was to never, under any circumstances, talk to strangers. After I went through an interpersonal communication class at Emerson, I also knew about proxemics and social dis- tances. These social rules do not, re- peat, do not, apply on the T. Real- Wliere is that trolley? How long have I been waiting? What time does Mickey say? 7:46 a.m. I left my house in sub- urbia at 7:00. The MBTA system, unlike the postal service, is not completely dependable. December is one of the coldest months to be waiting for the trolley. The wind rips into me as I shift from left foot to right foot, back and forth, back and forth. I readjust my backpack and dig my hands deeper into my long, usually warm, overcoat. I look around at the milieu of people riding the T at rush hour. In my mind, I categorize them into three general groups of gas- tronomic distinction. The first, the meat of the sand- wich, consists of businessmen women. They furiously check the time every 30 seconds while reading how the competition is fairing in the economic section of The Wall Street Journal. There is a fine line be- tween the women in the first and those in the sec- ond category. The second group, secretaries, is the bread of the foremen- tioned sandwich. How does one distinguish the two? Silly as it may seem, the choice of shoes, or rather, sneakers, is the distinguishing factor-. Based on my hours of waiting and observation, secretaries, in general, wear sneakers en route to the office; business- women shoe themselves with pumps. I look at it as feet comfort vs. economic comfort. The cheese and mavonaise of our sand- Jeanne, fully equipped with her Walkman wich dailv riders of the and tapes, boards a trolley on the Green T from September to May Line at Arlington Street. ly, think of it, and picture your- self at rush hour on the Green Line. I manage to get on the trol- ley. There is absolutely no room left for anyone. But, that doesn’t matter to the twenty business- men insistent on getting on. A massive group push is put into action. One grand push up the stairs, and two men get aboard, briefcases held above their heads, London Fogs caught in the doors. Gin and tonics from happy hour at the bar a couple of doors away from the office, scent many of the breaths around me. So here I am — all five feet and two inches of me. I don’t have anything to hold for balance ex- cept the bar that is six feet and two inches above my head. I can just barely grab it and hang, literally, like a monkey. The trol- ley lurches forward and so do I. I take every move that the trolley does. Of course, I would never nor- mally go anywhere near the people around me, yet here it a perfect stranger only two and a half inches from my face. His body is against me. No social graces hei-e. This predicament reminded me of another, during morning rush hour on the Green Line at Park St. Sleepy-eyed and cravingcaffeine, I was, as usual, minding my own business, trying to put the day in order. A man carrying a large shoulder bag got on at the Boyl- ston Street outbound stop. He was holding an 8 x 10 black and white photo of a streetcar. After the doors closed, he turned to me and asked, rather loudly, if I felt safe. “Safe?” I half-questioned, half- stated. “Yes, safe,” he replied. He then turned to the rest of the riders and “So here I am — all five feet and two inches of me. I don’t have any- thing to hold for balance except the bar that is six feet and two inches above my head. I can just barely grab it and hang, literally, like a monkey.” 196 Student Status Virginia Thomas, Page Sponsor Below, a shot of the entrance to the Arliiif ton Street T Stop. Inset, Jeanne looks down the track as she waits for the next trolley. never call or visit, his wife and war stories. The trolley and his life lumbered on. And on. He said life was toufjh on him, and I be- lieved him. I smiled and shook my head to show that I was listening, that I cared. At last the trolley came to its final stop. I g ot up and he bepan to nod his head up and down, mumbling about the state of the world. Student Status 197 raved, “We ah all going to crash ya know. It has happened befa.” He then held his 8x10 high in the air. “Look at this trolley heyah. In- nocent people have died. You could be next. Alls of you shoud get off.” I immediately thought that it was taking longer than usual to ar- rive at Arlington Street station. I wanted to get away from this per- son as soon as I could. I turned away from him. It was a mistake. “Young lady, do not, I say do not hide from reality. Do you want to die? Do you?” he said as he waved the picture in front of me. O.K., Jeanne, I thought, don’t pro- voke the man. Say something. Why does this type of people always bother me? What did I ever do? “No,” I said, “I don’t want to die. Tell you what I am going to do. I’m going to thank you for telling me all of this, and I will get off at the next stop.” “You are a smart and beautiful girl,” he said. Why me? The trolley finally pulled into the Arlington Street station. I jumped off the trolley and ran down those stairs as fast as my Sportos would allow. Others started to board. The sav- ior yelled, “All aboard,” in a loud, booming voice. I saw him turn to another woman with the photo in his hand. I couldn’t help mum- bling, “Nowhere else but Boston, nowhere.” ♦ ♦ ♦ Odd encounters always happen to me on the T. Once, a drunken old man told me his entire life story. I was riding to the end of the Arborway Line. Why do they call it the Arborway! There aren’t very many trees.) Anyway, the trolley emptied out as the ride went along. I sat down between two of the silver poles, on the cold hard plastic seat. There were very few people left, among them the drunk man. He turned to me The familiar Union Staff is always ready to greet Emerson’s commuters. Front row: Virgina Thomas (Coordinator of Student Activities in the Union), Bill Callahan, Bob Baden, Andreas Kalogeropoulos. Back row; Lori DiConstanzo, Laura Sawyer, Jeanne Brophy, Emma Palzere. Missing: Tim May, Mark Buxton, Wendy Perlowin. From my experiences on the MBTA, I have learned innum- merable, invaluable and indis- pensible lessons that all T i-iders should know, whether they com- mute from Kenmore Square to Arlington Street or from thirty miles outside the city. So, before you decide to detonate bombs throughout the lines and elimi- nate the tunnels of headaches, read my “Eight Things to Know Before T-ing Off’: (1) Have the exact change. You always hear this from bus drivers. I’ve seen people be kicked off buses for not having the exact change. “What, you don’t have another nickle? Sorry pal, your loss.” (2) Weathe- rize your body. As I said be- fore, the T is never on time, never reliable. And it gets worse with the cold and wet weather sea- son. I can think of many times standing in sneakers, knee-deep in a snow bank. Always, at least try to re- member an umbrella. (3) Walkman- ize your years. It’s the only way to travel the T. Music not only provides relaxation and passes the time quickly, it serves other purposes also. Wlienev- er a weii’do approaches you, put on those headphones and bop around. The stranger will not only avoid you — so will eveiyone else. (4) Dejewei yourself of any- thing of value. This particularly applies to pa- trons of the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line (Forest Hills ex- tension). (5) Always have a back-up mode of transportation. You never know when the T workers will go on strike, or when the system will fail to operate (6) Allow for extra time. (7) Don’t shut all people out. As I have said, I come into con- tact with all kinds of people, some good, some bad. One of the joys of riding the T is meeting wonderful people. Whether you meet the drunk, the old, young, funny or stranger than strange, riding the T can be a complete trip and an educa- tional one. (8) Above all, remember that the other commuters are people, just like yourself. Be they of the meat, bread, or mayonnaise and cheese catagory, they are animate, commuting beings, all subject to “the good, the bad, and the ugly” life on the T. MBTA Photos by Ralph Jones and smiled. I am a strong be- liever in not provoking or angering strangers. I politely smiled back. His breath smelled awful; he must have been drink- ing all day. He faced me. “Today was a day off, ya know,” he slurred. “Really?” I asked. “I’m havn’ trouble at home with thee fam’ly. They don unda stan me at all. I’ve ben through the War. Did you know tha?” he slurred. “No, I didn’t,” I politely said. “Yeah, really. Trust me. No, here. I’ll show ya somethin’ in- stead,” he reached for his pants. Oh no, I thought, a pervert. My mother told me these things would happen. The trolley lurched forward and I tried to slide my body away from this war veteran pervert. Visions of what I thought was going to happen flashed before me. This drunk sol- dier dropping his pants, laughing, and me, fainting. He called to me, I looked over at him. God save me, please. He then whipped out his wallet. That was close! From his wallet he pulled a Marine I.D. card. “Look hah. I was young back then. Young and proud to serve my country. I was a tough Marine. Fellas today — well, ya know betta than me.” his voice trailed off and he looked sad. I started to feel compassion to- wards this inebriated stranger. He then began telling me about his three grown children who Student Government . . . Finding a Focus ,rr— This year’s Student Govern- ment elections were energ’izing ' and unique. With ubiquitous posters and literature, the campaign blitz was omnipresent. Interest in the race, according to newly elected President John Bouffard, was generated by one on one contact with students. “This year,” he said “was a turning point in working for students and 198 Student Status in finding a strong focus of purpose.” Above, campus politicians canvass Beacon Street for votes. At left. Sophomore Class President candidate Steve Loeb and Scott Lief ham it up for a publicity shot, while Dawn Fisher and Kristine Zelazik (right), winning candidates for Secretary and Vice President, discuss with Senior Chris Pagliaro this strategy for improving student government. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Bullock; Dr. ami Mrs. Moreye Nusbaum, Page Sponsors i Emerson Welcomes Journalism Society This February, Emerson Col- lege was inducted as the 185th student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi (SPJ SDX). Thirty-four journalism students became offi- cial members of the Society. The Society of F’rofessional Journalists was founded at De- Paul University 75 years ago as the fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi. In 1960, the organization became a professional society and women were first accepted into the orga- nization in 1969. The Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi became its official title in 1973. The Society prides itself on its primary goal of working to safe- guard the flow of information. A National Freedom of Informa- tion Hotline for journalists and a $2 million educational drive to in- form the public and journalists of the importance of the free flow of information are just two ways the Society is working to attain their goal. Another function of SPJ SDX is honoring professional journalists as well as journalism students. Sixteen awards are given annual- ly to professional journalists and 34 Mark of Excellence Awards as Journalism student Tara Sandler (top) accepts an award for Spot Deadline of Sigma Delta Chi’s Mark of Excellence Contest. Jim Plante, Sigma Delta Chi Region One Director and Vice President of NBC News, swears in an Emerson inductee. Senior Broadcast Journalism major Michelle Lapuk and Journalism Professor Marilyn Manter (inset) welcome Emerson’s new Chapter members. Above, a copy of the ne ' w student-produced newspaper. The Emerson Record. The Record, partially funded by Student Govern- ment, was published once and is an example of Emerson’s student participation in cam- pus journalism. Besides The Record, The Berkeley Beacon, the campus paper since 1947, is the traditional outlet for print jour- nalists. well as scholarships are given annually to students. This year Emerson won several awards at both the national and regional levels. Broadcast Jour- nalism majors Tara Sandler and Judy Jacobson received their News Spot on a Deadline awards at the induction. Maria D’Archangelo, Deborah Fountain, Nancy Canton and Caren Zwickler were sworn in as the new leadership of Emerson’s Chapter. Recruitment of new stu- dents and a mentor program, to guide students through Emer- son’s Journalism curriculum, are two of the goals of the Chapter. After the announcement of a $250 donation. Vice President and Dean of the College John Zacharis stated that he was feel- ing “a great deal of pride today towards these students.” Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Quigley, Page Sponsors Student Status 199 A Letter From the Future by Alumnus-to-be Richard Bis- choff I f?ot the strangest letter today — an invitation to the 20th re- union of the Emerson College class of 1984! How they found me in a bottle I’edemption center in San Diego, I’ll never know. Judg- ing from the postmarks on this envelope, they sent this letter to every state with a bottle bill. That’s pretty logical, I guess. Wlien you live under a highway overpass, collecting bottles and cans in a shopping cart for Ripple money, a redemption center seems like as good a place as any to leave a forwarding address. It says here that the reunion will be held in the newest of the New Westin Hotels. Asbestos underwear optional. Live band Hors d’ oeuvres . open bar. OPEN BAR! ALL RIGHT! I’ll be there. Even if the place burns down again, at least I’ll die feel- ing good. I guess I’ll go home and pack. I hope I can find somebody to look after the place while I’m gone. Well, I’m packed and ready to go. The new tires are on the shopping cart and I’ve got new rags to cover my feet. This cross country trip is going to be a pain, but one of the positive things about returning cans and bottles is the guarantee of a source of income wherever you go. I mean this job really lets me be my own man. Oh, I’ll admit that it gets kind of tough now and then. WTien things get tight, I put on a Sombrero and act Mexican. That’s usually good for a few days work in the fields. I also get a great tan. Some of you may feel like throwing up when you hear about my current life- style, but I’ll tell you, it can be a lot more meaningful than the life I led before. Being on top of the communications world ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. How did I get to this station in life? You must be dying to know. I guess you can say the seeds for my success were sown during my days at Emerson College. When you survive on liquid lunches, liq- uid snacks, liquid breakfasts, and liquid dinners, the cans and bot- tles pile up fast. Back then I didn’t realize that success was only one more drink away. All those bottles and cans went under the couch, or in the trash. I could’ve paid my tuition, and owned a condo on Beacon Hill, if I had saved the empties from all those buzzes. Instead I ended up working in a warehouse to pay my rent. After I graduated, I should have known better. I got a job with a rinky dink cable company, and slaved like a dog to be suc- cessful. Those were rough times. Emerson was candy compared to the real world. Thank God there was a bar next door to the station. I used to go there to relax after a hard day making quality televi- sion programs. I remember seeing bums scavenge through the dumpster outside the place when I’d leave. They collected the bottles and cans. Five cents a piece. I bet they made a fortune. If you want to make money, open up a bar next door to a television station. TV people love to drink. I could have made my first million by the time I was twenty five, if I’d done that. I didn’t make my first million un- til I was twenty six. My employment at the cable station didn’t last long. My natu- ral talent was too overwhelming. Before long, I was in New York, telling Freddie Silverman how to do his job. The ratings rose, and so did my Blood Alcohol Content. Good thing I had a chauffer to drive me to the bars after work. The good thing about success is that it teaches you responsibility. I didn’t want to kill anybody, driving drunk. Riding drunk was a different story. I used to have James (my chauffer) take me through the slums, so I could toss the empties from the back seat bar into the street, and watch the And the fundraising department never let me forget it. So I con- tributed heavily to Emerson, and gave my classmates internships to help them out. I believed in sharing my talent, and because of my generosity, I believe that I made the world a better place to live. It sure gave my accountant a better place to live. He took my cash and ran to Bolivia. Suddenly, I was back on the street, alone and forgotten. Just like at graduation. Not even Janet would talk to me. I couldn’t even get a ticket for the Booze Cruise. Emerson never prepared me for failure. I was forced to hit the road. Money was hard to come by, but the Red Cross always had a few bucks for a pint of the red stuff. It worked there some time ago. The guy just laughed and pointed down the alley. There, I saw Bob. In his red sport jacket, and yellow pants. Collecting cans. He was different looking . . . balder., I think, but still the same old Magi 11a. What a bummer! Driven to the streets like me. My friend and fraternity brother forced to scrape and struggle for a scrape of some- body’s leftovers. I hid in the shadows, and watched him toss cans into a shopping cart. When he passed out, I stole the cart. That was five years ago. I still don’t think Bob knows I took his cart. I’m sure he grabbed one from some other former television ex- ecutive. For me it’s been the same old routine. A few cans here, a few cans there. I try to cover most of Pictured here are members of Alpha Pi Theta serving beer to obviously satisfied customers. Steve McDonald and Rick Brown pour the brew as Pat Kelley supervises and the customers smile for the photographer, j Richard Rischoff, the author of this article, is not pictured, but should be. unwed mothers and junkies fight for them. When I was in a real good mood, I’d give James a bag to take home to his family. After a while in New York, I got bored. So, I started my own net- work. I made a fortune. Advertis- ing revenues from all the distill- eries kept pouring in. But with the success, came new pressures. After a hard day running my per- sonal communications empire, my staff and I would go have a few drinks at the bar next door. Money was no problem. I owned the bar. The world was my oyster, and my private room at my very own lounge was the pearl. But I never forgot where I started from. Emerson College was the reason for my success. wasn’t how I wanted to make a living though. It was actually a draining experience. Get it? Anyway, I made it to the west coast in one piece. All my resumes were gone, and I was flat broke. I sure missed the days at the old cable station. I decided to hang out by a station where I knew some of my former classmates worked. I got there as the day shift was leaving. They were pouring out to the bar next door. I tried to get somebody’s attention, but no one would talk to me. To them I was just a mindless, flea bitten, grun- gy, scumbaga derelect. Finally, someone stopped. I asked him if he knew where I could find Bob Graffin. I knew he the bars by television stations. That’s where I make the most money. Sometimes, I even see some old classmates. They don’t talk to me. It’s too bad. We could talk about many things. I guess I’ll , have to wait until the reunion to catch up on past aquaintences. I hope the Westin is still standing when I get there. 200 Student Status “Haagen-Daz Kids” Scoop for a Living Working at Ilaag ' en-Daz isn’t all fun and frames. Here, the Emer- son crew takes time out from scoopin{ to pose for a slif htly serious photo. Below, Adam Nash demonstrates his flamboyant sales techni iue. nue stores of the Haagen- Daz ice cream chain. Based on Adam’s sug- gestion, we decided to run a page dedicated to the “Haagen-Daz Kids,” those Emersonians who we see in class and at the local ice cream shops. Glen Rosenberg, owner of the Kenmore Square and Charles Street Haagen-Daz Ice Cream Shoppes, opened his first store here on August 19, 1982. He boasted a product with 66 percent more ice cream weight in every mouthful and an old- fashioned ice cream tex- ture. Since that August, college students living in the city have constituted the majority of Rosen- berg’s employees. To Adam and the rest of the ice cream-scooping crew, this page is for you! Student Status 201 1. David Paye, 2 . Ben Golden, 3. Sue Monroe, 4. Claire Fruitman, 5. Adam Nash, 6. Lori DiConstan- zo. Missing: Bill Weberg, Dave Nemeth. A- m iZ Last December, to gain suggestions and a better understanding of what Emersonians like in a yearbook, the Emersonian ’84 staff distributed stu- dent surveys. These sur- veys were used to plan the content and design of this book. When Haagen-Daz em- ployee and Sophomore Adam Nash filled out his survey, he suggested that the yearbook run a photo of the Emersonians who work at the Charles Street and Commonwealth Ave- E.B.O.N.I. Sponsors Fun-filled Events by Katherine Rodriguez Taylor Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest (E.B.O- .N.I.) is the student organization dedicated to furthering the in- volvement and influence of minority students in the academ- ic, cultural and social activities of the College and the Community. The 1983-84 school year was one of the most productive years in the history of this organiza- tion. The enthusiasm and capabi- lities of its leadership and execu- tive council propelled it back into its position as one of the leaders and voices for the students. E.B.O. N.I.’s social activities be- gan in October with a fall festival welcoming new and returning students. Encompassing the makings of good hospitality — good food, good music and loads of laughter — this affair set the tone for a productive year and provided all in attendance optim- ism for the coming year. The welcome was followed by the revival of old friendships, the initiation of new ones and the re- alization that when expenses are incurred, funds are needed to pay them. Thus, E.B.O.N.I. held its second annual affair — a fun- draising party. The music was provided by E.B.O.N.I. member, Philip David March, and as one member stated, “He had the place jumping.” E.B.O. N.I.’s third social event was a first for the Emerson Com- munity. Sharing experiences and traditions, E.B.O.N.I., in con- junction with its sister organiza- tion, Emerson’s International Student Oi’ganization, sponsored “Christmas Around the World.” People from several countries gathered and exchanged their celebration of Christmas. The party was said to be educational, fun and the start of something good. The best example of E.B.O- . N.I.’s dedication to enhancing the Emerson Community’s knowledge of the history of Black America is its celebration in Feb- ruary of Black History Month. This year, a series of educational events were sponsored, the high- light of which was the lecture given by Melvin Good, the first black foreign correspo ndent for NBC. Education for E.B.O.N.I., however, was not limited to the Emerson Campus, nor to Boston. This year, eight of its members were sent to Howard University in February to participate in the Annual Communications Confer- ence. The end of the year banquet proved that the optimism E.B.O- .N.I. had at the start of the year had been sustained. It was, with- out a doubt, the best ever. The banquet, held at the Howard Johnson’s “57” Hotel, brought the largest turnout ever experi- enced by the organization. Another first for E.B.O.N.I. was the recognition of communi- ty service through awards given to people who had made out- standing contributions in poli- tics, education and the arts. The 1983-84 recipients were Mel King, former state representative and the first black to run for mayor in Boston; Jean McGuire, director of the Metropolitan Council for Educational O pportunity (MET- CO) and Elma Lewis, director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, the National Center for Afro-American Artists, and the first black to complete Emerson’s graduate program. In addition to those awards, the 23 graduates of the class of 1984 — the largest minority class in Emerson’s history — received certificates of appreciation from E.B.O.N.I. For outstanding con- tribution and service, awards went to Ty Miller, Yvette Ruiv, Kim Owens and Hosea Vanegas. E.B.O.N.I. and its sister organization, Emerson’s International Stu- dent Organization, celebrated Christmas by having a party to exchange the many celebrations of the holiday around the world. Above, Wendy Wheaton, Kendahl Radcliffe and Marc Douthit exchange conversation and holiday cheer. As part of the “Christmas Around the World” festivities, Suley Usman blindfolds Jamie James who will attempt to break open the pinata filled with treats. 202 Student Status Mr. and Mrs. Owens, Page Sponsors On the Road to Stardom In March, four Emersonians were chosen over Boston University students to appear on a special “Wheel of For- tune” game for their nationally televised College Week. While they were in Hollywood, our representatives (top photo with host Pat Saijak and hostess Vanna Wliite) — Mary Ann Japhe, Jennifer Mattern, John Goltsis and Kim Owens — competed for prizes and did some sightseeing. Left, Mary Ann, Jennifer, John and Kim, aloiiK with stu- dents from the Universities of Arizona, Miami and South- ern California, pose for a f roup shot on the set. Above, John Goltsis (far rifrht) looks like he is hoping his opponent loses his turn or his money. John did come from behind to win his round and a new stereo system. Student Status 203 Emerson Comedy Workshop Two comedy orjjanizations entertain Emerson students: Emerson Comedy Workshop and the recently established This is Pathetic. Both groups have two performances per year and welcome mate- rial submitted from the community. During the 1983-84 year, Emerson Com- edy Workshop (ECW) had fifteen members ranging in age from 17 to 27. Their fall show, “No More Leisure Suits,” directed by Steve McDonald and Enid Hunt, was in the Carriage House. The Spring show “Mission Improvable,” was held in the Beige Room of Charlesgate. Created in 1975, the Workshop was origi- nally called the “Extinction Agency.” Its current members hold writer’s workshops to create their improvisational comedy skits Newly elected (1984-85) President Steve McDonald, summarizes ECW by saying, “The strength of the workshop is social as well as professional.” 204 Student Status ictured in top photo are Steve McDon- Id, Cary Prusa, John O’Neill, Maxine chaeffer-Fromm and Elyse Garfinkel 1 a scene from “A Midwestern Town,” spoof on androgeny. “What is she — a oy or a g:irl?” asks Steve McDonald re- ?rrinp to Elyse’s character. Left, Co- irector Enid Hunt, Senior Ellen leskimen and ECW President Elyse larfinkel clown around during rehear- al. Group photo: 1. Cary Prusa, 2. Steve IcDonald, 3. Wally Kemp, 4. Julie Mer- lelstein, 5. John O’Neill, 6. Elyse Gap inkel, 7. Ellen Meskimen, 8. Chris 1 1 rv) rri fa r ytar + 7 r riffin 10 Tcnid Hunt. This Is Pathetic Top photo, Lynn Brown and Laura Kig htlinger ponder the question “Are they carding: at the Tavern?” while John Ennis (hang:ing on rope) quips, “Yeah, it would be a lot easier if the elevator was working, but this is Emerson — We don’t have working elevators.” Inset, Bob Gautreau and Baden illustrate the “All- Purpose This Is Pathetic Response.” Group Photo: 1. Bob Gautreau, 2. Lynn Brown, 3. John Taylor, 4. Laura Kightlin- ger, 5. Gibby Murphy, 6. John Ennis, 7. Baden, 8. Dave Cross, 9. Doug Frisby. This Is Pathetic’s 1983-84 membership of thirteen ranp ed in age from 17 to 21. Their fall show, “What Would Judge Wopner Say?,’’ was performed in the Carriage House and the spring show, “Buffy O.D.’d For Our Sins,’’ was held at the loft in Brim- mer Street. This is Pathetic was created in 1981 as an alternative comedy outlet on campus. According to President Bob Baden, “Pathetic is a group that derives its in- spiration from within its membership.” Student Status 205 i Hand Me Down Night at the Westin Hand Me Down Nij?ht, an evening? of celebratinj? and serious speech-making’, is the traditional Emerson event that pulls the entire College together to honor the work of campus clubs and organizations. This night is named for the noto- rious succession of speeche:’ to “hand down” from one year’s students to the next. For the occasion, indi- viduals and groups prepare dashing evening apparel, speeches and awards, or jokes to commemorate the spring extravaganza. Held at the Westin Hotel in the new Copley Place, this year’s Hand Me Down Night was attended by over 300 Emersonians, who feasted on prime roast beef and breast of chicken. Stu- dent Government estimates the price tag of this year’s festivities to be $12,000. Highlights of the evening were the announcement of this year’s Senior Class yearbook dedication to Associate Professor Micki Dickoff and the 1983-84 Stu- dent Organization Advisor of the Year Award to Direc- tor of the Student Union Virginia Thomas. This is Pathetic President Baden (top photo) announces the 1984 offi- cers while Student Senator Ruth Twitched looks on. Student Gov- ernment Treasurer Matthew Mor- gan and Secretary Jill DeGoes (right) yield the podium to enthu- siastic i983 Forensic Society Presi- dent Jennifer Hirshan. Newly elected Student Govern- ment President John Bouffard (above) hands down the Sopho- more Class Offices. i- 206 Student Status Nina Schiffman (left) is amused by Mark Buxton’s entertaining com- ments. yalentina Stupaka (directly below) listens to the speeches while Nick Turco glances at the program. E.B.O.N.I. Treasurer Marc Douth- it dances with his date (bottom left photo). Emersonian ’84 Co-Editor Barbara Szlanic and Varsity Club President David Breslin (bottom right) enjoy a humorous moment. Student Status 207 Newly elected Alpha Phi Theta President Scott Emerson dances nose to nose with Jennifer Witt (top right photo). Theta Member of the Year, Jim Nussbaum (top left photo) sways with Emily Norman. Carlos Cruz and Monique Mar- tinez (bottom left) groove to the music. Student Senator Ruth Twitched enjoys the evening. 208 Student Status Julie Mermelstein (left) and newly elected Senior Class President Elyse Garfinkle exchange laughs. Directly below, Student Govern- ment President Kim Owens looks on as Student Senator Ruth Twichell gives Virginia Thomas a hug as she accepts the Advisor of the Year Award. Denise Royale and Kristen Burke provide entertainment during the cocktail hour (below left). Student Status 209 Tau Takes Greek Weekend During? the Spring?, the six fraternities and sororities on campus gathered to com- pete in a day filled with ath- letic events. “Greek Weekend” unified the Greek organizations and was coor- dinated by Coach James Peckham and student Scott Weinstock. Alpha Pi Theta Brother Jonathan Burkhart (right) watches Jim Nussbaum spike the ball during a volleyball match. Alpha Pi Theta brothers Marc Foner, Craig Mer- man and Jim Smith tug with all their might while Keith Porter coaches them (below). 210 Student Status With a Herculean effort, Lane For- man (top left) heads the Rho Delta Omega tug of war team. Directly above, Craig Bogdonavich (Rho Delta Omega) grits his teeth and gives it his all with fellow RDO brother. Greek weekend participants (left) warm up for a game of volleyball with Phi Alpha Tau brother Franco Bario trying to block fellow brother Phillip March’s hit. Student Status 211 Zeta Phi Eta brother, Luis Perez, (right) clutches a volleyball as he climbs out of the Charles River after the swim meet. Coach Peckham (below) announces the final results as winning fraternity Phi Alpha Tau members Steve Jackson, Keith Porter, Kevin Townsend, Tom Custer, and David Carr begin celebrating. Members of Zeta Phi Eta, Sigma Pi Theta and Kappa Gamma Chi (right) stumble their way to the fin- ish line during the three-legged race. 212 Student Status I Zeta Phi Eta team members Matt Kirkwood, Jacqui Henderson, Celeste LaCroix, Colleen Rubin and Carol Haskell (left) try not to let the cold weather impede their performance. Amy Frankel (below) of Zeta Phi Eta uses all her strength in the softball throwing contest. Rho Delta Omega brother Brad Epstein (bottom photo) tosses up a serve during the volleyball com- petition. Student Status 213 Third Annual EVVY Awards Inspire and by Jeanne Hrophy “I’ve learned. God, I’ve learned so much. I can’t believe it was over in two hours — after eij ht months!” said Mary James, one of two produc- ers for the 3rd Annual E.I.V. EVVY Awards. Re- ferring ' to Meryl Augen- braun, the other half of the producer set, and her co-workers, James added, ‘‘I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say this.’’ The EVVY Awards, modeled after the Emmy Awards, has grown rapid- ly since its 1982 debut in the First and Second Church on Marlborough Street. This year’s show, sponsored by Emerson In- dependent Video (E.I.V.), was held before roughly 1400 people at the Sher- aton-Boston Grand Ball- room. E.I.V., the largest stu- dent organization on cam- 1984 Evvy Winners Students listed were chosen as category finalists. indicates the winner in each category Best Produced, Directed and Edited Documentary Jim Nussbaum, Dawn Sinsel, Janet Buck, Donna Ellison, Jeff Wetzel, Lisanne McDonald, Julie Spielman, Jeff Wetzel, Lucy Smith, Rob DeSimone Most Effective Documentary Meryl Augenbraun, Christine Schab, Dave Kimelman, Andrew Matson, Lesa Anderson Robert Murphy, Chris Pringle, Sue Munroe, Tamara Davis, Marc Freden, Mary Hennessey .Most Original Documentary Scott G. Weinstock, Roger Vachon, Jim Linsky, Joey Williams, Bill O’Donnell, Anna Momles, Chuck Dalakis, Kevin Townsend, Dave Crivelli, Deane Beebe, Silvino Decasho, Mary Morrissey Most Informative Documentary Franco Bario, Mary James, Keith Porter, Ina Rosenthal, Mark Buxton, Emily Mahcuitz, Cecilia Denning, Melissa McCampbell, Kendall pus, is operated by stu- dents and exsists to pro- vide hands-on experience. E.I.V. produces public affairs shows, news pro- grams, entertainment shows and other programs that enhance the televi- sion major’s knowledge through practice. According to James, Micki Dickoff, faculty ad- visor to E.I.V. and the EVVYs, “conceived the idea of the show because students work so hard that they deserve recognition.” Twenty-nine awards were presented for stu- dent-produced projects in nine categories. In previ- ous years, according to James, students were nominated for EVVYs from their T.V. production classes. This system, however, James said, promoted “favoritism.’’ This year, all interested students submitted their tapes with an entry fee. The pannel of judges for each category included one Mass Communication faculty member, one pro- fessor not in the Mass Communication division, and a television profes- sional. “The tapes,” said James, “were judged on technical expertise. creativity, effectiveness, impact and pacing of the script. The students with the four highest scores were finalists.” Besides honoring Emer- son’s students, the Evvy Awards also pays tribute Professor Micki Dickoff, (top photo, seated) advisor to the EVVY Awards and Emerson Independent Video, goes over plans with students working on the production. Robin Cohen, (directly above) Best E.I.V. Anchor winner, is in good company with M’NEV-TV News Reporter Delores Handy and WGBH-TV News Anchor Gail Harris. 214 Student Status Re ward Creativity in T.V . Production — Jim Smith (center) accepts his EWY for Most Creative 30 Second Edited P.S.A. Leo Palmer of the Boston New England chapter of NATAS and Jill Katz of the Creative Services Department at WCVB-TV presented the award. to the television industry. Each year Mass Com- munication majors (960 this year) vote on the tele- vision professional whose contributions are most admired for the “Award of Distinction”. This year the second “Award of Distinc- tion” was presented to Bob Lobel, Sports Director for WBZ-TV, Channel 4. In his acceptance speech the night of the EVVYs, Lobel responded to the award with “Role model? Me?” The planning of the show began in early Octo- ber when the producers, Mary James and Meryl Augenbraun were chosen. The producers then selected the associate producers, Maureen Cro- nin, Kara Ferber, Caren Kabot and Nina Beth Shiftman. The remaining production and technical Meryl Augenbraun and Mary James, producers of the 1984 EWY Awards staff were then chosen. The first order of busi- ness was to select a place to hold the event. The Bos- ton New England branch of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NATAS), two weeks fol- lowing the EWY s, were to hold their 1984 Boston Emmy’s show at the only place available to the EWY staff, the Sheraton- Boston. “The same type of show in the same place,” said James. “There was spe- culation over whether or not NATAS would feel threatened or insulted, but everything worked out. They even supported us financially.” Fundraising and the money it provides are the essentials needed to coor- dinate what J ames termed a “major production.” This year’s show cost roughly $15,000. The Student Gov- ernment Association allo- cated the show $3,500, but, as James said, “we needed large quantities of money. The EVVYs has become more elaborate and that means we need a larger budget.” The production staff turned to local television stations. “We thought, ‘they support us morally, why not financially?’’ James stated. “They gave it (money) to us willingly.” Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 38, 56, and Cablevision assisted not only monetarily, but also technically by provid- ing cable equipment and video screens. NATAS members met with EVVY’s staff in Feb- ruary and donated funds. President Koenig and Brooks Russell, Public Re- lations Director, also pro- vided sponsorship. To sup- plement the budget, sweatshirts, lollipops, flowers and other items were sold. Two parties were held in the Blue Hale, Larry Spahl, Robert Braks, Laurisa Lapuel Best Drama Meryl Augenbraun, Karen Stark, Lucy Smith, Lisanne McDonald, Angela Gordon, Pamela Scott, Howard Bernstein Broadcast Journalism Best Producer Tara Sandler, Karen Marinella, Jim Dumont Best Sportscaster Tara Sandler, Chris Pielli, A.J. Dolan Reporter Karen Marinella, Andy Nebel, Brenda Amirault, Priscilla Ress Best Writer Andrew Nebel, Melane Sanuelson, Michelle Laputz, Tara Sandler Music Videos Best Concept Nathalie Morales, Lesa Anderson, David Kimmelman, Andrew Matson, Donna Ellison, Lisanne McDonald, Jeffrey Wetzel, Julie Spielman, Norman Johnstone Best Use of the Medium Mary James, Franco Bario, Keith Porter, David Munsch, David Horgan, Maria Sheehan, Alicia Hennessey, Lisa Yannios, Mark Reynolds, Karen-Louise Elias Most Creative Video Janet Buck, Jim Nussbaum, Dawn Sinsel, Scott G. Weinstock, Jim Linsky, Roger Vachon, Meryl Augenbraun, Christine Schab, William Farrick, Jim Smith Best Produced, Directed and Edited Video Ricardo Arambarri, Gary Spahl, Robert Brooks, Laurisa Lapuc, David Crivelli, Chuck Dalaklis, Kevin Townsend, Joey Williams, Bill O’Donnell, Anna Morales E.I.V. P.S.A’S Best Produced P.S.A. Eleah Horowitz, ■ Nina Beth Shiftman, Kris Hockemeyer, Christine Marino Most Effective P.S.A. Douglas Walker, Student Status 215 Ralph M. Jones III, Robbie Conrad, Howard Bernstein, Michelle Roberts lave ttO Second Productions Best Produced and Directed Rick Brown, Bill Hardinf;:, Alan Padula, Jennifer Barbone, Jennifer Liljestrand Most Creative Production Richard Bischoff, Cid Stanford, Julie Mernielstein, Laura Anderson E.I.V. Overall Newscast Best Overall Newscast Producer, Andy Nebel; Director, Robert Murphy; Producer Debbie Fountain; Director, Robert Murphy; Producer, Mary Beth Caspar; Director, Jeff Wetzel; Producer, Mary Beth; Gasper; Director, Bob Murphy E.I.V. News Reporter Matthew Brenner, Brian Young, Donna Alexander, Leigh McLaughlin E.I.V. News Best Director Robert Murphy, Jeff Wetzel, Robert Murphy, Gregg Winnick Best Anchor Karen Marinella, Anne Reynolds, Deborah Fountain, Robin Cohen, Rick Brown Live In-Studio Talk Shows Best Produced and Directed Talk Show Alan Padula, Jennifer Barbone, Jane Kriesel and Janet Buck, por- traying comediennes “Lucy and Ethel,” entertain both themselves and the audience. Room to air music videos produced by TV students in the classes. The EVVYs has become an Emerson tradition. “Now that NATAS and lo- cal television stations are involved, the EVVYs has more prestig’e.” James smiled when she remem- bered the many phone calls from members of lo- cal television stations re- questing tickets to see the show. As “show time” drew closer, deadlines had to be met. The goal of the show was to be “short, smooth and to make sure that everyone was happy,” said James. Decisions had to be made, videos produced for entertainment, scripts written, musical scores written, songs learned, presenters found and con- firmed, skits learned. How long should the show be? Cash bar, or not? Mary James admitted that, at times, it was not easy. “It was a full-time job for me. My number one priority was to have fun — with people and the chal- lenge.” “There were times, however, when we felt that we weren’t sup- ported. Doors seemed to be closing on us. I wanted to hide sometimes.” The staff, as with most large staffs, had some per- sonality conflicts. But, in retrospect, James said, “The people were most in- cr edible. I was over- whelmed by the way they pulled together. The last week was like one longday. It was an ongoing thing.” “Everyone was around. I feel guilty that everyone involved in the show couldn’t get public credit. They really deserve it. We were all so close to each other. We had a common bond.” Of Micki Dickoff, the EVVYs major source of emotional and informa- Dawn Sinsel and .Jim Nussbaum thank the Evvy Awards judges as award presenters Stuart Tauber and Sally Jackson listen. tional support, James had nothing but sincere words of praise. “Her number one priority is students. She’ll do anything for anyone. She is very warm, sincere and unbelievably dedi- cated.” “She works too hard. She’ll give you her home number and if you have a problem with equipment or whatever — you can call her at three o’clock in the morning. She has stayed up with us for hours and hours. She’s on the same level, a friend.” Thursday night, before Sunday’s event, there was a rehearsal, but James said, “there was no tech- nical rehearsal. We had to count on everyone — that’s why it worked. We had one common goal and we had to pull it all together.” Friday night, the only major problem cropped up. “The programs were com- pletely wrong. ‘Emerson’ Lucy Smith and Anthony Clarke host the EVVY Awards. 216 Student Status Crivelli, who arranged the videotaping of the show, and Bob Murphy, chief en- gineer, who handled the engineering side of the show. “All of the worries, headaches, argue- ments and team work paid off Sunday, May 6. The response to the 1984 EVVY Awards was incredible. “It’s great that Emerson allows us to do this. Emerson’s reputation is at stake. The fact that it allows students to do it is great. But, that’s Emerson! The show in- spires everyone to work hard,’’ said James, smiling. Bob Lobel, WBZ-TV sports caster, re- ceived the E.I.V. Award of Distinction, joking, “Role model? Me?” was spelled wrong; pages were incorrectly num- bered. It would have been an embarrassment to put them on the table,” com- mented James. “Revisions were made by cutting out pages and finding a type- setter who could print it in time — before Sunday.” Saturday night at mid- night construction of the control room began; by 2 o’clock the next day it was done. This feat, explained James, wouldn’t have been possible without both pro- duction manager, David JJ n peniie Winner Nina Beth Shiffman smiles at podium while Robin Reibel, Public Relations Director (W?SrE ’-7). and Rex Trailer, President of Rex Trailer Production and Emerson Professor, look on. .Stuart Tauber, Assistant General Manager of WSBK, and Sally Jackson, President of Jackson and Company, were among the many media professionals presenting awards at the EVVYs. Marc Freden, Lauretta Surprenant, Cid Stanford, Jennifer Liljestrand, Kris Frieswick, Tom Johnstone, Jeanne Callinan, John O’Neill Best Concept for a Talk Show Sandi Davis, Anne Powers, Laurie Andrews, ’’‘Laura Anderson, Susan Roth, Colleen Rubin, Brad Epstein, Sherrie Greene, Eleah Horowitz, Robert Marini, Anne Kenny, Julie Mermelstein Edited 30 or 60 Second Productions Best Produced, Directed and Edited Production ’’‘Julie Spielman, Jeffrey Wetzel, Donna Ellison, Lisanne McDonald, Gary Spahl, Laurisa Laupuo, Robert Brooks, Joey Williams, William O’Donnell, Anna Morales, David Kimmelman, Lesa Anderson, Andrew Matson Most Creative 30 or 60 Second Production ” ' Jim Smith, Sherrie Greene, Franco Bario, Mary James, Keith Porter , Janet Buck, Jim Nussbaum, Dawn Sinsel E.I.V. Series Best Director Gregg Winik, Jeff Jeandheur, Scott G. Weinstock, Chuck Dalaklis, David Wunsch, Howard Bernstein, Robbin Schneir, Scott G. Weinstock Most Creative Use of the Medium Tom Johnstone, Dawn Sinsel, Peter Martinez, Matthew D. Bremmer, Melissa Maher, Tom Johnstone, Joan Nightingale, John Gibbons, Mark Hopameyer, Janet Buck, Scott G. Weinstock, Julie Tuthill, Michael Boothroyd, Marco Zanelli Best Produced E.I.V. Series Tom Johnstone, Dawn Sinsel, Peter Martinez, Matthew D. Bremmer, Melissa Maher, Tom Johnstone, Joan Nightingale, ’‘John Gibbons, Mark Hopameyer, Janet Buck, Scott G. Weinstock, Julie Tuthill, Michael Boothroyd, Marco Zanelli Student Status 217 Fraternities and Sororities Zeta Phi Eta This two-page spread and the next one feature Emerson’s frats and sororities. Whether professional or social, these groups are visible on campus because they orchestrate a year-round parade of social and fund-raising activities. On this page, members of Zeta Phi Eta relax at the beach on one of their social outings. Pictured are: (top row) Amy Frankel, Emma Palzere, Deb Komarow, (middle row) Laura Kightlinger, Paula Jackson, and (bottom row) Judy Antel- man, Lisa Yannios, Amy Silberman. On the opposite page, Kara Ferber shows her enthusiasm for Sigma Pi Theta, the social sorority she pledged this past semester. Alpha Epsilon Rho 1. Tom Guganig, 2. Paul Beck, 3. Tobe Ber- kowitz, 4. Micki Dickoff, 5. George Quenzel, 6. Chris Pringle, 7. Susan Monroe, 8. Mar- sha Della-Guistina, 9. Fran Berger, 10. Bob Murphy, 11. Fran Plude, 12. Roxy Farahpour, 13. Brenda Amirault. 218 Student Status Dr. and Mrs. James N. Yannios, Page Sponsors 1. Amy Frankel, 2. Laura Kightlinger. 3. Jacqui Henderson, 4. Loan Nightingale (Co-President), 5. Lisa Buckner, 6. Matt Kirkwood, 7. Karen Elias, 8. Denise Bour- cier (Secretary), 9. Tom Marible, 10. Maris- sa Bennett ((jo-President), 11. Coleen Rubin, 12. Paula Jackson, ik Leslie Sha- piro, 14. Emma Palzere (Vice President), 15. Lisa Yannios, 16. Mrs. LaShoto, 17. Amy Silberman, 18. Celeste LaCroix, 19. Jennifer Hirshan, 20. Carol Haskel, 21. Craig Vachon, 22. Judy Antelman, 23. David Paye. Missing: Deb Komarow, Luis Perez (Treasurer), Jeff Benoit, Lisa Melt- zer, Kathy Pyne, Cheryl Santos. Sigma Pi Theta 1. Linda Rosensweip, 2 . Alicia Hennessey, 3. Dawn Sykes, 4. Denise Royal, 5. Sue Monroe, 6. Nanci Thompson, 7. Stacy Zucker, 8. Diane Sper- duti, 9. Tara Sandler, 10. Cathy Carter, 11. .Julie Spielman. Kappa Gamma Chi 1. Ann Kenny, 2. Julie Mernielstein, 3. Maria D’Arcangelo, 4. Melanie Paquin, R. Dawn Sinsel, 6. Patty Peyton, 7. Robin Cohen. 8. Lori DiCon- stanzo,9. Jane Kreisel, 10. Mary Micari, 1 1. Merri Sugarman, 12. Cricket McCracken, 13. Janet Buck. Helen and George Lester, Page Sponsors Student Status 219 Rho Delta Omega Rho Delta Omega, a social fraternity, specializes in throwing parties. Besides traditional holiday celebrations, like the Christmas Party, RDO invents its own holidays. At RDO’s Delta Island Bash, Emersonians donned beach attire and competed for prizes for the best “beach out- fits.” Here, Myles Elster, an RDO member, celebrates his selection by the audience as the best-built male beach-goer. 1. Myles Elster, 2. Dan Jordan, 3. Rich Bis- choff, 4. Dan Amorello, 5. Michael Paze, 6. Scott Weinstock, 7. Roger Vachon, 8. BobGraf- fin, 9. Chris Kelley, 10. Randy Sussman, 11. Jim Linsky, 12. Burt Skomal, 13. John Goltsis, 14. John Spingola, 15. Bill O’Donnell, 10. Phil Billings, 17. Steve Fontaine. 1. Danny Plouffe, 2. Micki McDermott, 3. Keith Porter, 4. Ed Sitcawich, 5. Ed Chapin, 6. Ken Johnson, 7. Peter Loge, 8. Kevin Town- send, 9. Paul Tetreault, 10. Franco Bario, 11. Michael Harris, 12. David Carr, 13. Steve Jackson, 14. Steve Giguere, 15. Chuck Dalak- lis, 16. Alan Padula, 17. John Mullican, 18. Darren Cecil 19. Tom Custer, 20. Todd Bid- well, 21. Tim May. Missing: Matthew Morgan. John Murray, Kevin Young, Mugsy McGaffi- gan. Bill Martel, Scott Fergang, Michael Cur- rier, Lee Coones, John Ennis. PIEf. 0;c F ' Obi ■ " 00 ; IRf-lED ] Phi Alpha Tau Irene and Bernie Skomal, Page Sponsors 220 Student Status F all and Spring ' are marked by the spectacle of pledges parading by and performing at the Wall. Alpha Pi Theta pledges, in their straw hats, are easily identified. Below are two season’s worth of pledges. In the large photo from the fall pledge class are Ken Brady, Pat Kelley and Steve Loeb. In the smaller photo are pledges Winthrop Booth, Charles Mann and Sean Duffy joined by Pat Kelley and Ken Brady. Alpha Pi Theta 1. Scott Lief, 2. Roger Rignack, 3. Jim Smith, 4. John Scott, 5. John Freidenberg, 6. Mark Foner, 7. John Bouffard, 8. Bob Stafford, 9. Leo Nickole, 10. Craig Merman, 11. Pat- rick Kelley, 12. Rick Brown, 13. Willy Van Hazel, 14. Scott Emerson, 15. Jonathan Burkhart, 16. Patrick Kel- ley, 17. Michael Chipoorian, 18. Gary Klavins, 19. Jonathan Peters, 20. Steve McDonald, 21. Steve Loeb, 22. Jim Nussbaum, 23. Chris Plummer, 24. Ken Brady. Student Status 221 Student Organizations WECB 1. Carol Kayne ((leneral Maiiapfer), 2. Mike Idlis (Assistant Music Director), 3. Donna Giardino (Research), 4. Dave Ashton (News Director), 5. Fred Gendron (Assistant Sports Director, 6. Greg Weremy (Operations Man- ager), 7. “Chief” Russell “Russther” Weisen- bacher, 8. Fil “Jerome” Kovisars (Produc- tion Director). Missing: Mike Shannon, Mugsy McGaffigan, Jim Patterson, Brian Young, Mims Friedman, Jeanne Brophy, Rich Tabach, Donna Ebbs, Donna Munroe, Barbara McCiLure, Dan Deslaurier. 1. Stacy Chiarello, 2. Dawn Sinsel, 3. Anne Reynolds, 4. Joel Stillerjiian, 5. Jeff Wetzel, 6. Mary James, 7. Jim Fisk, 8. Brad Epstein, 9. Gregg Winik, 10. Robbi Conrad. Emerson Independent Video 222 Student Status Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Giardino, Page Sponsors The next six pajjes are filled with fjroup shots of Emerson’s student organizations. As part of our campaign to involve the eiitire college community in the production of Emersonian ’84, we invited student groups to submit cre- ative photos of themselves. On this two-page spread are three of the best pics — the photos of WECB, Emerson’s Film Society and Gang- sters in Concrete. Thanks, WECB, Gang- sters in Concrete and the Film Society for putting time and thought into the creation of your Emersonian ’84 images. Emerson Film Society 1. Joey Williams, 2. Lindsey Moffard, 3. Re- becca Rosenfield, 4. Joe Quattro, 5. Melanie Roy, 6. Sean Burns, 8. Lincoln Morrison, 9. Tibor Szasky. Gangsters in Concrete Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plaster, Page Sponsors Student Status 223 Forensic Society 1. Mike Castro, 2 . Dennis Chase, 3. G C. Vachon, 4. Carol Haskel, 5. Harold Lawson, 6. Celeste LaCroix, 7. Adam Fritzsche, 8. Mims Freedman, 9. Susan Pye, 10. Colleen Rubin, 11. Alex Semilof, 12. Judy Antelman, 13. Peter Troy. 1. Tom Lawton, 2, Jeanne Brophy, 3. Donna Scagrlione, 4. Bruce Hrozenchik, 5. Robert Stafford, 6. Dan Schweiger, 7. Bill Hesse, 8. Sean Gresh. Missing; Laura Sawyer, Diane Fiorillo, Lisa Harrison, Kim Manning, Ann Addison. Berkeley Beacon George and Jackie Lawton, Page Sponsors | 224 Student Status Senior Class Officers 1. Patty Peyton (President), 2. Gerri Harvey (Secretary), 3. Lorin Flynn (Treasurer), 4. Julie Spielman (Assistant to the President), 5. Tara Sandler (Vice President Actinfj Presi- dent — Second Semester). 1. Michael Mendenhall (President — First Se- mester), 2. Kim Owens (Vice President — First Semester President — Second Semester), 3. Jill DeGoes (Secretary), 4. Matthew Morgan (Treasurer). Student Government Association Executive Council Mr. and Mrs. Owens, Page Sponsors Student Status 225 Emersonian ' 84 1. Marianne Sarazen, 4. Liam Floyd, 5. Cyn- thia Horsman, 6. Lisa Shilo, 7. Karen Wolfe, 11. Carol Maskel, 13. Paul Amireault, 14. Deborah Fountain, 16. Gerri Harvey, 17. Dr. Andrew Rancer, 18. Natalie Worman, 19. Mary Ann .Japhe, 21. Bruce Hrozenchik, 22. Helen Good- win, 23. Debra Gruttadauria, 24. Franco Bario, 2,5. Alan Padula, 26. .Jennifer George, 27. Scott Fer j:anK, 28. Gloria Giordano, 29. .Julie Tuthill, 30. Deborah Koniarow, 31. I atty Peyton, 32. r rofessor Leo Nickole, 33. Emma I’alzere, 3.5. Suzy Thompson, 36. Jacqui Adler, 38. Michael Allard, 39. Ruth Twitchell, 40. Yvette Lujan, 41. Linda Boulanfjer, 42. Amy Neal, 43. Andy Matson, 44. Georp:e Mathias, 4.5. Ann Cody, 46. Ann Bellafontaine. Gold Key Honor Society 22( Student Status Musical Theatre Society 1. Nick Turco, 2. Tony Scippione, 3. Melissa Emery, 4. Erin Egan, 5. Professor Leo Nick- ole, 6. Merri Sugarman, 7. Judy Mavon, 8. Luke Smith, 9. Elana Maggal, 10. Kevin Young, 11. Paul TeTreault. 1. Leslie A. Schneider, 2. Deborah Fountain, 3. Bonnie Cribbs, 4. Peter Shippy, 5. Meryl Augenbaum, 6. Matthew Morgan, 8. Phillip March, 9. Scott Weinstock, 11. Franco Bario, 12. Greg Snarski, 13. Scott Fergang, 14. Erin Egan, 15. Lori DiConstanzo, 16. Liz Hodges, 17. Tara Sandler, 18. Mary Micari, 19. Moni- que Martinez, 20. Yvette Ruiz, 21. Susan Monroe, 22. Robin Cohen, 23. Merri Sugar- man, 24. Brenda Amirault, 25. Kim Lester. Missing: David Crivelli, Kim Owens, Bar- bara Szlanic, Ann Bellefontaine, Marissa Bennett, Rich Bischoff, Janet Buck, Stacy Chiarello, Gail Martin, Michael Mendenhall, Patricia Peyton, Keith Porter, Anne Reynolds, Jeff Wetzel. Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities Student Status 227 Jocks Bob Windsor and Daniel Webster opponent face off as Emerson players Shred (left) and Stan Travers await the drop of the puck. Hockey coverage appears on pages 232 through 235. 228 Jocks Emerson Athletics Director James Peckham and Jean Peckham, his wife and Secretary for the Athletic Department, cheer at an Emerson hockey game. Leo Waldman, Director of the Sailing’ Progi am, works on the Emerson dock along the Charles River. More sailing photos, page 2. ' 59. Dedication. And more dedication. Tons of it, in fact, are what makes Emerson’s athletics program work. Talk to any athlete or coach and that’s probably what they’Jl say. And it makes sense. With a relatively miniscule budget; rented fields, rinks and gymnasiums; and a small student population of ca- reer- (not sports-) oriented individuals, Emerson’s athletics program does depend on a dedicated few. Unlike universities that entice high school all stars with four year scholarships, Emerson offers no financial assistance to its athletics. Emerson doesn’t own a sports complex — it rents space in a gym for basketball practice and holds exercise class in a conference room in the Student Union. And unlike other universities, athletics aren’t the events around which our school revolves. We don’t have a crowd-drawing football team that earns profits and distinction. Most students here don’t make sports top priority. (Scraping together enough players to field a team or waiting for rides to games and practices can be time-consuming and frustrating.) Instead, people work on other things — internships, comedy shows, plays, class projects. Some people, however, do find time to do a bit of every- thing. Maybe they’re the Super Emersonians, the peo- ple who simultaneously juggle homework, extracurricu- lar activities and sports. What motivates these people? Physical release, team comradeship? The challenge of perfecting athletic skills or the intensity of competition? Most likely, Emerson’s athletes persevere for their own development and for the people involved — for their peers, for Coach Peckham, who runs the entire program and who has coached the U.S. Olympic Wrestling team, and for the other coaches who dedicate a part of them- selves to the College and the students. “Jocks” is a salute to the Super Emersonians who challenge themselves by diversifying their activities and by developing their athletic abilities. College sports plus the Boston Marathon are covered in this section. Jocks 229 ’83-’84 Season Is One of Rebuilding The 1983-84 baseball team can look back on their season with respect for themselves as a team. Althouj?h they didn’t win many ames, they never g ' ave up in any of them. The Lions beg ' an the season in fine fashion, winning their open- ing game over Mass College of Pharmacy. And they didn’t stop there. They travelled to Nashua, New Hampshire, and defeated Daniel Webster College in the first game of a double-header. With some bad breaks, however, Emerson didn’t win another game. Looking at the season, one could call it a year of re building. With several of the past season’s team graduating. Coach James Bradley was looking for players who would be coming back to play another season. Despite a 2-8 record, the Lions had players who showed that they could play good baseball. Key players on the squad included John McGuirk, Lane Forman, Chris Pielli, Will Pineau, Jeff Jeandheur, Anson Tebbets and Bill Steckis. McGuirk, the start- ing pitcher; Forman, a 500 hitter; and Pielli, a fine hitter, fielder and leader, have worn the Emerson uniform for the last time as they graduated in May. Next season, the team will be filling these gaps with players like Steckis, Tebbets, Jeandheur, Pineau, Stever Berthume, Scott Dresser, Charlie Stewart and John Spingola. Catcher Tim Corcoran, Junior Randy Sussman (rifrht) and Senior Pitcher- Infielder John McGuirk (directly above) warm up before a game. 230 Jocks Booters Name Male and Female MVPs For Emerson’s soccer team, the 1983 season was like a roller coast- er — it had its ups and downs and a few surprises. Not the least among those surprises were Emerson’s women soccer players, Jennifer Powell, Anna Morales and Pat Harrison, who wowed their share of male opponents. This year’s team was young and inexperienced, but with the help of some key players, they landed in the playoffs. Problems with scheduling and weather permitted the soccer team to play only one game in which they defeated Northern Essex Community College 2-1. MVP Suley Usman, who shared this honor with Jennifer Powell, lead the way, scoring both of Emerson’s goals. This momentum, however, could not be carried into the play- offs and Emerson was eliminated early. Despite this, the Lions, under Coach Hugh Loza, had some out- standing players, including Todd Zilker, Jay Bienstock, Robert Rafuse, Suley Usman, John Jones, Jennifer Powell, Michael Harris, Michael Katcher, Anna Morales, Pat Harrison, Esam Samura and Peter Loge. Special thanks to Jay Bienstock. Team members (top photo) wait as the ball is retrieved and put into play. Emerson booter Peter Loks (below) pre- pares for a game. Team members: 1. Esam Samura, 2. Jack Kelley, 3. Rob Raefuse, 4. Michael Katcher, 5. Peter Loge, 6. Jenna Powell, 7. Tim Lalu- mia, 8. Neal, 9. Coach Hugo Loza, 10. Todd Zilker, 12. John deFilipo, 13, Michael Har- ris, 14. Jay Bienstock, 15. Peter Frank, 10. John Jones. Missing: Enid Hunt, Steve Nakrosis, Anna Morales, Filip Kovisars. Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bienstock, Page Sponsors Jocks 231 T Lions Hockey Team Has Seas on This past season, the Emerson Hockey Team had its best turnout in recent years. Despite a record of 1-4-1, the team’s twenty-plus members had an enthusiasm and spirit that characterizes the Eunerson Athletics Proj ram in general. To these players, win- ning or losing games wasn’t the most important thing; simply par- ticipating against other teams made the season enjoyable and worthwhile. Providing the leadership were co-captains John Goltsis and Dave Breslin and Coach Robert Oram. The rapport between these three and the other players was def- initely a factor in the energy of this team. Besides Goltsis and Breslin, other key members of this year’s squad included: Jack Kelley, Bill Weberg, Bob Windsor, Kevin Mac- Rae, Stan Travers, Jamie Israel Shread, Brad Mason, John deFili- po, Seth Cohen, Peter Schilling, Larry Nussbaum, Michael Katch- er, John Jones and Michael Harris. This year’s seniors — Goltsis, Breslin and Kelley — along with Coach Oram, will not be return- ing, but next year’s squad, with its core of experienced players, should be powerful. ' f. Co-captain Dave Breslin (top) leads a fast break with Kevin MacRae (right) and Stan Travers (left). Brad Mason (above) dresses for a game. Stan Travers (right) sets up a slap shot against Daniel Webster opponent. ( • 232 Jocks of High Recruitment, High Energy Peter Schilling(foreground above) and Bill Weberg take a rest during the action. Emerson skater Bob Windsor takes a dive to defend an opposing player. Jocks 233 On and Off the Ice Emerson’s Peter Schilling (top) eludes Daniel Webster play- er while going for puck. Emerson co-captains (directly above) John Goltsis (left) and Dave Breslin with Coach Robert Oram. Team photo: 1. Seth Cohen, 2. Stan Trav- ers, .3. Larry Nussbaum, 4. Brad Mason, o. Jamie Israel, 6. John Goltsis, 7. Dave Bres- lin, 8. John deFilipo, 9. Bob Windsor, 10. Peter Schilling, 11. Kevin McRae, 12. Michael Katcher, 13. Team Assistant Bari Rothmai . 14. Jack Kelley, L5. Bill Weberg, 16. Coach Robert Oram. 234 Jocks E.I.V., Fans Supported the Team Typically, Emerson sports do not draw huge crowds of fans. And hockey games are no exception. Some of this year’s most faithful hockey fans, however, attended games to do more than cheer. They brought with them Sony video cameras, m i c i’ o - phones and lighting to tape both the action on the ice and post-game inter- views. The people using this equipment were members of Emerson Independent Video (E.I.V.), a student- run production company, and they were producing a sports documentary, “Emerson College Sports: Fact or Fiction?’’ Working on this documentary, Ralph Jones, Myles Elster and Howard Bernstein videotaped the hockey team at both home and away games. “What we were trying to do,” says Ralph Jones, “was in- crease our field production abili- ties and capture Emerson College sports as a whole. “Also, quite a few E.I.V. news people are into hockey; either they or their friends are on the team. So, there’s a tight-knit group of dedicated sports people at Emerson.” Besides the E.I.V. crew, a few hearty troopers like Bob Graffin, Jodi Nabel and Scott Jackson braved even the coldest games, like the final game against Daniel Webster in February, where everyone wished t hey had worn more layers. E.I.V. personnel Ralph [ ' Jones, Myles Elster and Bari Rothman conduct a post- ■ frame interview with Coach Oram and members of the team. 1 Below, devoted Emerson fans, Iver and Judith Weberg, Scott Jackson, Carol Lanegan, Bob Graffin and Jodi Nabel cheer for the team. Inset, Myles Elster zooms in on game action. Jocks 235 Men’s Basketball Team Wows Opponents, Emerson guard Mickey McDermott (top) takes a free throw from the charity stripe. Most Valuable Player Harold Baldwin (above) takes a breather with a friend. Celtics sixth man Kevin McHale (right) be- comes a spectator at an Emerson men s basketball game. 236 Jocks Rolls to Second-in-League Finish Big man Lane Forman (top) g ets set to go up for a rebound in a practice game. Team photo: 1. Bill Flaherty, 2. Chris Piel- li, 3. Lane Forman, 4. Charles Carter, 5. Harold Baldwin, 6. Coach James Bradley, 7. Lew Cohen, 8. (jreorge Tenaglia, 9. Mark Douthit, 10. Mickey McDermott, 11. Steve Berthume. Missing: Chet Brewster, Rich Tabach, John Spingola, Kenney Johnson, Phil March. Jocks 237 Women’s Basketball: Combining Strategy and Dedication Women’s basketball team members {jo over a play. Team photo: 1. Melissa Kenny, 2. Sheryl Risho, 3. Vivian McCall, 4. Judy Mastonar- di, 5. Cathy Delaney, 6. Emily Schwartz, 7. Laura Douglas, 8. Dana Hall. 238 Jocks Sailing on Charles is Popular Sport The Sailing Program, coordi- nated by Leo Waldnian, is some- times overlooked by Emerson’s busy student body. With a sailing dock on the Charles and boats available dur- ing spring, summer and fall, stu- dents have the opportunity to sail one of the country’s most popular rivers. Free lessons on masting and sailing the boats are available to all Emersonians able to swim. Sailing Coordinator Leo Waldinan (left) works on one of Emerson’s sail boats. A few Emersonians (below) prepare to sail the Charles. Zilker (7-0), Wrestling Team Have Winning Season The wrestling team, under the leadership of captain and Most Valuable Player Todd Zilker and Most Improved Wrestler Paul Whitlow, spent a long, full season developing their skills and abili- ties. Zilker capped his senior year with a 7-0 record. Whitlow, wrestling with a face mask to protect a broken nose, gave an excellent account of him- self throughout the season. Wiry and tough, he earned the respect of all his opponents. The team won most of its matches against Mass. Maritime, M.I.T., Northeastern and the Uni- versity of Massachusetts Boston. With a nucleus of young, aggres- sive athletes returning, expecta- tions are high for next year. Paul Wdiitlow Todd Zilker Jocks 239 Boston’s Traditional Marathon Even by world standards, the Boston Marathon is one of the j reatest sporting ' events. In fact, top long distance runners agree that it is far more gruelling than the Olympic Marathon. Each Patriots Day, thousands of amateur runners f r o m around the world compete and test their endurance along the 26 mile, 385 yard course that be- gins in the town of Hopkinton, Mas- sachusetts, and ends at Boston’s Pruden- tial Center. Over two hours stretch by as men and women vie to be the first male or female to cross the finish line and wear the laurel wreath. Spectators in rain sear (i)elow) line the marathon route as runners face the long road to Boston. Emerson representatives in this year’s Boston Marathon (inset photo) are (front row) George Mathias, Mugsy McGaffigan, George (Janges, and (hack row) David Daggett, Ruth Twitchell, and Jill DeGoes. Missing from picture is Susan Hurley. Hours after the top winners cross, howev- er, a seemingly end- less stream of run- ners continues to pass. Even after sun- set, the final runners can be seen limping toward the Pru; some are in states of semi- consciousness, their bodies depleted of energy, tripping and swaying, but perse- vering. The runners who compete in this race, as well as the specta- tors and media people lining the course, rep- resent a wide array o f professions — doc- tors, homemakers, lawyers, journalists, business people, laborers, students and senior citizens participate in, wit- ness or chronicle the spectacle. jhl 1 I f 1 i - -H £ . 240 Jocks Emersonians Both Run and Watch It This year, the 88th anniversary of the Boston Marathon, marked unprecedented coverag ' e of the event. The Entertainment Sports Network (ESPN), a 24 hour cable network, instituted annual start to finish coverage. Completing the Boston Marathon, despite driving wind and rain, shows the strength of endurance and will power. To most of the participants in this event, the objective is not to win, but to prove to themselves that they can go the distance. Jocks 241 Patrons Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ag-noff Dr. and Mrs. WG Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Alghini Lesa Anderson Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Beaman Patricia E. Bellafontaine Harold and Lellie Bennett Nancy and Bruno Bissetta Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brewster George and Lorraine Brophy Jr. Robert Boudreau Stephen J. Buck Billy Calamita 242 Helpmates William F. Cameron Mrs. Patricia Canning Kurt Carlson Mr. and Mrs. A1 Carter Cynthia and John Castle Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Chiarello CDR and Mrs. George O. Cole, Parents of Jeannette ’86 Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Coleman Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Coletti Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Corbally Joy Cribbs The Cronins Charles J. Darby Mr. and Mrs. W.M.A. Davies John Diaz and Kathryn Dequire Jody Dichek Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dicostanzo Mr. and Mrs. John P. Dolan Lawrence and Harriet Ellman Emily B. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Farrick Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Friedenberg Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fromm The Gerlingers Mr. and Mrs. Hermyle E. Germain Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Giordano Helen E. Goodwin Ms. Lorraine Harp LTC and Mrs. Edward I. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Harris William D. Hart Atty and Mrs. Harold L. Hayes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hawkes Mr. and Mrs. David E. Henderson Joan B. Hennessey Vernon Herndon Teresa Chin Sandy Heynian Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Keating Lydia and Alan Klatsky Virginia and Thomas Knapp Erwin Komarow Inc. Susan and Erwin Komarow Lois Kreisel Dr. and Mr. Clement E. LaCoste Bob Lelle Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Levitt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lockie Karlyn and Malcolm Loeb Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Maggal Mary Anne Manoli Alipio Mathias Jose Media Marion Ross Meskimen Frank and Barbara Micari Susan Miller A. Michael and Roberta Montesanto Anne Mai’ie Morton Louis Nacamuli Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Oot Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ozer Raymond J. Padula CLU The Palzere Family Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pauli Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Peckham Robert and Kathleen Pielli Mr. and Mrs. John R. Pingree Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Powell Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Prusa Damon Raike Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Raposa, Jr. Jack Reinstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reynolds Suzette and Orlando Rignack Maria Emilia do los Rios D. Walter Rubbins, Jr. David Salkind DBA Brown Builders Supply Co. Calvin and Judy Saravis Stanley Schaeffer Joseph Shea Mr. and Mrs. Sam Silberman Kelly Smith Mr. and Mrs. John Spingola Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Staiti Mr. and Mrs. Taback Dr. and Mrs. R.C. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Turco Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vaughan Clune J. Walsh Jr. Bernard Wasserman Terry and Bill Wilding Dr. and Mrs. L.S. Winfree Financial Aid Office Helpmates 243 BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1984 From the office of the Dean of Students and the Student Affairs Staff 244 Helpmates COLLEGE ALUMNI We enthusiastically congratulate the Class of ’84 and welcome all of you to THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee President Vice President Alumni Relations Vice President Annual Fund Secretary Treasurer Members- Rhoda Cutler ’66 New York, NY Evelyn Woolston ’47 Washing ' ton, D.C. Julian Wolinsky ’59 Los Ang-eles, CA A1 Corona ’66 Keene, NH Rich Rapiti ’69 Glen Ridge, NJ Patrick Cantwell ’81 Long Beach, NY Andrea Liftman ’70 Revere, MA Paul Hughes ’50 Arlington Hts, MA Myra Gutin ’70 Cherry Hills, NJ John Rigrod ’66 Northport, NY Steve Loring ’70 Boston, MA -Large Tom Bauer ’68 Pemberton, NJ Phyllis Masback ’45 New York, NY Sharone Hardesty ’69 Timberlake, OH John Gilgun ’70 Central Fall, RI Ralph Maffongelli ’68 Sheboygan, WI Maxine Stokes ’73 Washington, DC Keep in touch through the Board of Directors or the Alumni Office in Boston at (617) 578-8535 Helpmates 245 Helpmates AFTERWARD thinjj s look better, brighter, easier DURING life is one continuous yearbook marathon LITERALLY producing this book has exhausted, frustrated, worried, challenged, interfered with, drawn blood from, knocked out a dedicated FEW PICTORIALLY we hope Emersonian ’84 encapsulates a spirit and energy — the neuroses, too — that only Emerson can generate and withstand and thrive on. THANKFULLY we mention Security at 130 Beacon Street for midnight and early morning trips to the Union the Union staff (led by Virginia Thomas) for kindness and accurate messages Neil Davin for proofreading, the Peckhams for supplies, cheerfulness, “words of wisdom” Tonny Wong for stationery design Andrea Kunst for everything SAGA for assistance with book sales Coffee, Snowden, Ludman, Morgan and others whose signatures got the bills paid Dick Sweitch from Hunter Publishing Company Paul at B.M. W. for professional guidance the Subtractive Technology crew for patience, quality and speed parents and other donors for financial backing the Financial Advisory Board for a generous allocation both the Alumni and the Dean of Students Offices for funding to mail the book to seniors seniors who submitted a record-breaking number of photos student organization leaders who punctually submitted their group photos Andrea St. Germaine for speedy work faculty members who submitted both photos and completed surveys book purchasers who helped fund a 250 percent increase in the number of color pages and a 25 percent increase in the total size of this book over last year’s book the College Store for taking yearbook orders the Berkeley Beacon for photos, copy, typewriters, personnel AND ESPECIALLY the dedicated photographers who covered events and special stories the writers who followed through on their assignments and the editors (Kristine Zelazik, Emma Palzere, Jeanne Brophy, Kim Owens) who worked during the summer to coordinate their sections, write copy and send this book to the publisher. The “hands-on” work of these people transformed Emersonian ’84 from a myriad of thoughts to a myriad of pictures, words and memories. 246 Helpmates Emersonian ’84 Editorial Board Photo Staff Victoria Asher Holly Harnish Ralph Jones Scott Lief Carmen Marusich Laura Sawyer Kym St. Pierre Suley Usman Bill Weberg Copy Staff Pictured above are Emersonian ’84 Faculty Advisor Rev. John Coffee, Co-Editors Barbara Szlanic and Deborah Komarow, and Faculty Advisor Dr. Glen Snowden. Barbara Szlanic, Co-Editor Coordinating Layout, Copy and Photography Deborah Komarow, Co-Editor Coordinating Business and Administration Kim Owens, Senior Section and Index Editor Kristine Zelazik, Activities and Organizations Editor Emma Palzere, Theatre Arts Editor Jeanne Brophy, Assistant to the Editors Carmen Marusich, Assistant to the Editors Janet Hundley, Business Manager John Bouffard, Public Relations and Advertising Director Thomas Leonard, Sales Manager Judith Antelman, Photography Editor Amy Frankel, Assistant Photography Editor Debra Pollack, Assistant Photography Editor John McGuirk, Sports Editor Lisa Shilo, Faculty and Staff Assistant Julia Vogelsinger, Office Manager Mary James Richard Bischoff Katherine Rodriguez-Taylor Art Staff Andrea St. Germain Emersonian ’84 was printed by Hunter Publishing Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on 80 pound embossed enamel sheets. The first signature was printed on 100 pound lustro color enamel paper. The endsheets are printed with PMS Purple 115 and 30 percent PMS Black on 65 pound coverweight white paper. The book is long bound and century typeface, 10 point and 8 point, mainly, are used for copy. Headlines are set in 24 point century typeface. Barbara Szlanic conceptualized the cover design and Paul Baldissini and Beth Mayer of B.M. W. Creative Services refined it and produced the mechanical. The hands on the cover, modeled by Deborah Komarow and photographed by Gerry Baskin, are lithographic reproductions of mezzotints printed on C Grade cloth. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hundley, Page Sponsors Helpmates 247 Dawn Sykes Index ADAMS, MAKY KLLKN 16, ADDISON, ANN 221 ALHERGIIINI, .JAMES 11, 166, ALCORN, CYNTHIA 1«2 ALEXANDER, DONNA 29 ALLARD, MIKE 19 AMELIO, ROHERT AMIRAl LT, BRENDA 127, 218, 227, 267 AMORELLO, DAN 200 ANACLETO, DEBRA 182, 187 ANANIA, MICHAEL ANDERSON. LAl’RA 29 ANDERSON, LESA L51 ANDERSON, MICHAEL 169 ANDERSON, STEVE 48, , ' ' )7, ANDRESINO, MARIA ,S8, 59, 77 ANDROPOV, YURI 339 ANTELMAN, JUDY 212, 218 ARAMBARRI, RICARDO 29, 64 ARANGO. ROBERT 126, 267 ASHER, VICTORIA 91 ASHTON, DAVE 222 ASKEW, REUBIN 40 ASSENZA, LARRY AUGENBRAUN, MERYL 135, 215, 227 AXELROD, AMY BAAL BADEN, BOB 197, 205, 206 BALDWIN, HAROLD 237 BARBONE, JENNIFER 29 BARIO, FRANCO 149, 211, 220, 227, 2.58 BARUCH, LORI 44, BASEBALL. MEN’S 232-234 BASKETBALL, MEN’S 236, 237 BECK. PAUL 218 BEIRUT 38, 39 BELCHER, JANET 69 BELLEFONTAINE, ANN 227, 269 BENNETT, BETHANN 207, BENNETT, LESLIE 113 BENNETT, MARISSA 66, 90, 218, 227 BENOIT, JEFF 218 BERGER. FRAN 174, 175 BERKOWITZ, TOBE 218 BERNSTEIN, HOWARD 194 BERSCH, DAVID 139 BERTHUME, STEVE 237 BEZERA, LIZ 191 BIDWELL, TODD 220 BILLINGS, PHIL 220 BISCHOFF, RICH 35, 67, 71, 117, 220, 227 BIENSTOCK, JAY 231 BLETHAN, KIM 29 BOGART, STEVE BOGDONOVICH, CRAIG 69 BOOTH. WINTHROP 221 BOUFFARD, JOHN 206, 211 BOURCIER, DENISE 166, 218, BOUTON, KRISTIN BRADLEY, JIM 237 BRADY. KEN 221 BRASON, SIMA BRENNER, MATTHEW 150, 257 BRESLIN, DAVID 97, 207, 232, 234, 249, 262 BREWSTER, CHESTER 237 BROADBENT, GEORGE 100, 184 BROOKS, RACHEL 44, BROOKS, ROBERT 263 BROPHY, JEANNE 196, 197, 222, 224 BROWN, LYN 205 BROWN, PAUL BROWN, PHIL 138 BROWN, RICK 200 BRUN-SANGLARD, ERIC 120 BUCK, JANET 66. 145, 216, 219, 227 BUCKNER. LISA 218 BULL, BETH 120 BURKHART, JONATHAN 210, 213 BURKE. KRISTEN 6, 163, 209 BURNS, SEAN 223 BURR, EVAN BUTCHER, JOAN 70 BUXTON. MARK 111, 197, 207 BYRNE, JANE 41 BYRNE, MICHAEL 19, 48, 55, 158 CAFARELLA, SUSAN 29. 119 CALL, DANNA CALLAHAN, MAUREEN 29 CALAMITA, FRANK 164 CALLAHAN, BILL 197 CALLAN, MONICA CALM DOWN MOTHER CAMP, LINDA 31 CANDIDE CANTIN, NANCY 127 CAPOSTO, DIANE CAREY, MARY CARLEY, JANET 30 CARPENITO, JOE 109 CARR, DAVID 61, 162, 212, 220, CARRACHINO, LYNETTE 58, 59, CARTER, CATHY 115, 219 CARTER, CHARLES 237 CASABLANCO, ANN 267 CAVANAUGH, THERESA 140 CAVIASCA, MICHAEL CECIL, DARREN 220 CERINO, MICHELE CHADWICK, SALLY CHAPIN, ED CHERNENKO, KONSTANIN 39 CHERONE, GREG 195, 223 CHESSURE, DONNA 26, 29. 118, 265 CHIARELLO, STACY 142, 222, 227, 265 CHIN. TERESA 59, 242, CHOCOLATE CAKE CHOPOORIAN, MICHAEL 48, CHUCK. BILL 190 CIRALDO, BARBARA 42, CLARKE. ANTHONY 43, 55, 216, CLARKE, MARY 3, 49, 51, CLEMENS, DONNA 12.5, 265 COCKE, CAROLYN COFFEE, REV. 247 COHEN, JESSICA 26, 29, 115 COHEN, LEW 237 COHEN, MELISSA 213 COHEN, ROBIN 2, 124, 214, 219, 227, 258 COHEN, SETH 234 COLBY, ROBERT 51. 56 COLE, AMY 47, COLANTOM, EDWARD 138 COLTON, SUE 51. CONGDON, KIM 90 CONNORS, BARBARA 121 CONRAD, ROBBI 132, 222 CORCORAN, TIM 35. 230, 238 COTTON. SARAH 105 COTTONE, JUDITH 85 CRAFT, JANET TAISEY NOTE: An asterisk following a name indicates a listing in the theatre arts section found on pages Jf8 through 58. 248 Index CRAFT, SHARI 160. CRANSTON, ALAN SEN. 40 CRAWFORD, SCOTT 51. CRAYTON, WILLIAM 192 CRIBBS, BONNIE 13, 102, 227 CRITLAN, PAM 19 CRIVELLI, DAVID 83, 139, 227 CRONIN, MAUREEN 214 CROSS, DAVID CRUPI, DAVID CRUZ, CARLOS 39, 133, 208 CURRIER. .MICHAEL 220 CURTIN, THERESE 191 CUSTER, TOM 211, 212, 220 D’ADDIECO, PAT 101 DAGGETT, DAVID 240 DAILY, BETH 29 DALAKLIS, CHUCK 72. 148, 220 DANGORA, JOE D. RBY, CHARLES 114 D’ARCANGELO, MARIA 219 DAUNT, VIVIAN 18 DAVIES, CLAIRE DAVIN, NEIL 271 DAVIS, KAREN DeDOMINICIS, MARISA 100 DeFILIPO, JOHN 231, 234 DeGOES, JILL 206, 225, 240 DELANEY, KATHY 238, DELLA-GUISTINA, MARSHA de los RIOS, MARIA 131 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONVEN- TION 40 DeSLAURIER, DAN 222 DICKOFF, MICKI 82, 83. 214, 218 DiCONSTANZO, LORI 50, 54. 158, 197, 201, 219, 227 DiGidiA, DIANA 22, 150 THE DINING ROOM DOCWA-JONES, SANDRA DONILON, TERRANCE 69, 70, 95, DONAHUE, CHRISTOPHER 50, DORRWATCHER, KAREN 29 DOUGLAS, LAURA 238 DOUTHIT, MARC 207, 237 DRESCHER, LISA 131 DRISCOLL, JOHN 21. 207, DUFF, REENIE DUFFY, SEAN 221 DUHAMEL, DENISE 107, 195, 223 DUMONT, JAMES 69, 123 DURANT, LINDA 142 DUTTON, ROBERT EBBS. DONNA 212, 222 EGAN, ERIN 161, 227, ELECTRA THROUGH THE AGES ELIAS, KAREN 144, 218 ELLIOT, MATT 20 ELSTER, MYLES 35, 194, 213, 220 EMERSON. SCOTT 20, 208 EMERY. MELISSA 227, E.MERY, TIM 55, ENNIS, JOHN 23, 205, 220, EPSTEIN, BRAD 67, 213, 222 EVVYS 214-217 FABIAN, JULIE 139 FAMILOR, KRISTIN 63 FAMILY ALBUM FARRELL. GLENN FARAHPOUR, ROXIE 218 FARRICK, BILL 135, FAULKNER, KATE FERBER, KARA 18. 214 FERGANG, SCOTT 169, 220, 227, 260, ♦ FIORILLO, DIANE 122, 224 FISH, ALAN FISHER, DAVID NANCY 174 FISHER, DAWN 198 FLAHERTY. BILL 237 FLEMING, LINDA 144 FLIS, JIM 222 FLORES, ROBERTO 117, 258 FLYNN. LORIN 88, 225, 261 FOLLETT, BARBIE 29 FONER, MARC 144, 210 FORMAN, LANE 71, 129, 211, 236, 262 FORREST, SALLY 46, FOUNTAIN, DEBORAH 127, 227, 265 FOUNTAINE, STEVE 220 FOYT, CLAIRE 162 FRANCE, GARY FRANCO, SANTIAGO 119 FRANK. PETER 153, 231 FRANKEL, AMY 213, 218 FRAZER, BRIAN 29 FREDEN, MARC 1.50 FREEMAN, CYNDI ♦ FRIDAY’S CHILD FRIEDENBERG, JON 6, 118, 213 FRIEDMAN, MIMS 222 FRISBY, DOUG 205 FRITSCH, RUDY FRITZ, RUTH 193 FROHMAN, BYRON 106, 195 FRUITMAN, CLAIRE 201, GABEL, CYPRIENNE 263, GALLAGHER, ANN 191 GALLAGHER. MARY 101 GALLO. BARRY 263 GALLO, COLEEN GAMMON. KELLY 29 GANGES, GEORGE 240 GARBER, ADAM 143 GARFINKEL, ELYSE .56, 204, 209, GASPAR, MARYBETH 199 GAUTHIER, GEORGETTE 136 GAUTHIER, JEAN PAUL 91 GAUTREAU, BOB 205 GAVZER, ADAM 50, 55. 160, GEERHART, BILL 35 GELABERT, LISA 21, 89, GENDRON, FRED 222 GEORGE, BETH 27. 29 GERMAINE, CAROLE 97 GERSILMAN, LESLIE 131 GERVAIS, LOUIS Peter Vlassis, Dave Breslin Index 249 1 HELLER, ANN 192 HEMP, BILL 56, HENNESSEY, ALICIA 151, 219, 257 HENESSY, JOHN HENDERSON, JACKIE 212, 213, 218, HESSE, BILL 141, 224 HEYMAN, LISA HIRSCH, EMILY 68 HIRSHAN, JENNIFER 14, 17, 24, 29, 94, 206, 218 HODDER, KENDALL HODGES, LIZ 116, 227 HOFFSOMMER, SARAH HOLLARD, KIT 29 HOLLINGS, ERNEST SEN. 40 HOLMBERG, PAULA 50 HOLT, SUSAN LEE 212 HOOPER, LIZ 116 HOPMAYER, MARC 149 HORGAN, DAVID 152 GIARDINO, DONNA 222 GIGUERE, STEVE 220 GLASSER, BILLY 1. 24. 29 GLENN. JOHN SEN. 40 GOLD. S( ' OTT GOLDEN, BEN 102, 201 GOLTSIS, JOHN 67, 114, 203, 220, 234 GONZALEZ. LIZETH 32. 61, 134 GOODE, WILSON 40 GORDON, JUNE 99 GORDON, MARY GORDON, PAM 192, 195 GOSS. J.P. 105 GRADER, ROBERT (;RAFFIN, bob 64, 67, 108, 220 GREENE, SHERRI 143 GRENADA 38 (JRESH, SEAN 224 GRIFFIN, DAVID 21, GRIFFIN. MARTY GROSS, RICHARD GROVER. .MICHAEL 104 GROVES, Bl FFIE GRUTTADAURIA, DEBRA GUGANIG, TOM 218 GUTLON, PAM 19 GlISTON, DEB 51. HABECKER, THOMAS 51, HALE, DAVID 56, HALL, BUZZ HALL, DANA 238 HAMMOND, LAURIE 168, HAND ME DOWN NIGHT 206-209 H. NDY, DELORES 214 HANLEY, MARIA 29 HANSEL GRETEL HANZEL, BETH 187 HARKINS, MARY HARNISH, HOLLY 71, 84 HARPER. .MARITZA 90, 257 HARRINGTON, WILLIAM 46, HARRIS, AMY 1.58, 260, HARRIS, GAIL 216 HARRIS. MICHAEL 220, 231 HARRISON, LISA 224 HARSHAW, LAURIE 187 HART, GARY SEN. 40 HARTWICK, BEN 77 HARVEY, DAREY HARVEY, GERRI 96, 225, HASKEL, CAROL 95, 212, 218 HAUSE, KAREN HAYMOND, LISA 207 HAYES, JOSH 208 250 Index Jane Marshall, Shelley Morfjan (both photos) HORSMAN, CYNTHIA 21, 44, 46, 47, HORWITH, ELEAH 134 HOWE, DANIELLE 54, HROZENCHIK, BRUCE 224 HUGHES, CATHERINE 24, 168, 263 HUMPHREY, JAMES HUNDLEY, JANET 93 HUNT, ENID 204, 231 HURLEY, SUSAN 240 IDLIS, MIKE 222 ISREAL, JAMIE 234 IVERSON, ROSEANNE 21 JACINTO, ELENA JACOBSON, PAULA 43, 66, JACKSON, JESSE 40 JACKSON, PAULA 43, 66, 218, JACKSON, SALLY 216, 217 JACKSON, STEVE 212, 220 JAMES, JAIMIE 72 JAMES, MARY 153, 215, 222 JAPHE, MARY ANN 142, 203 JENKINS, RON 47, 49, JOHNSON, KATHY 106 JOHNSON, KENNY 220, 237 JOKINEN, SUSAN 94 JONES. JOHN 62, 231 JONES, KIM 29 JONES, RALPH 194 JORDAN, DAN 67, 200 JUSSALIME, MARTHA KAAN, JOYCE 91 KACIN, JOYCE KALOGEROPOULOUS, ANDREAS 197 KAMERSCHEN, CAROL (KAYNE) 130, 222 KANE, MIKE 195 KATZ, JILL 217 KEARNS-JAMES, KIM KEATING, MICHELLE 97, 272 KELIN, SYLVIA 193 KELLEY, CHRIS 35. 220 KELLEY. DIANE 18, 64 KELLEY, PATRICK 49, 63, 164, 258, KELLOGG, ANDREW 49, .53, 57, 165 KELLOGG, GREG KELLY, ED 175 KELLY, JACK 121, 231, 234 KELLY, PATRICK 221 KEMP, WALLY 71, 204 KENISTON, ANN 1.50 KENNEY, ANNE 219 KENNY, MELISSA 238 KEOWN, KIM KEREN. ESSIE 89 KIGHTLINGER, LAURA 205, 218 KING. MEL 40 KINGSLEY, V. KIRKWOOD. MATT 5.5, 66, 213, 218, KLOB, BETH KNAPP, BOB 16, 19. 69, 165 KNOWLES, BARBARA 52 KNOWLTON, BARBARA 53, KOENIG, ALLEN 32, 184, 185, 266, 271 KOENIG, JODY 32 KOENIG, WENDY 32 KOHANE. HELEN 101 KOMAROW, DEBORAH 218, 226, 247 KOONS, LEE 227 KOREAN FLIGHT 707 38 KOVISARS, FIL 222, 231 KRAVITZ, BONNIE KREICHMAN, JULIE 25, 29. 129, 168 KREISEL, JANE 70, 155, 216, 219, 258 KRISSEL, DINA 42, LaCOSTE, SUZANNE 262 LaCROIX, CELESTE 213 LALUMIA, TIM 231 LAMBERT, KEVIN 43 LAMPERS, KEVIN 42 LaPOLLA, MICHAEL 43 LAPUC, LARISSA 263 LAPUK, MICHELLE 147, 199, 266 LAREAU, MONIQUE LaSHOTO, FRAN 218 LAUNDRE, BARRY 147 LAWTON. TOM 103, 224, 263 LEE. EUNICE 213 LEHMENKULER, TOM LELLE, ROBINA 29 LEONARD, TOM 227 LEONE, ELAINE 48, 53, LEONIE’S AHEAD OF SCHEDULE CESTER, KIM 96, in, 25S. 260 LEVINE, HARRY LIEF, SCOTT 67, 198, 208 LILLARD, DAVID LINSKY, JIM 165, 213, 220 LITTLEFIELD, MARCIE 29 LITTLEFIELD, WALT 29 LLOYD. JENNIFER 157 LOBEL, BOB 217 LOCKIE, TOM 104 LODGE, PETER 220, 231 LOEB, STEVE 198, 221 LOGAN. GWEN 100 LOGE, PETER 227, 231 LOIGMAN, ANDREA LOSERS lQve a la mode LOZA, COACH HUGO 231 LI ANN HAMPTON LAVERTY OBERLAN- DER LITdMXN, RON 186 LYNCH. DORIS 192 MACEY, CHARLES MacFADGEN, AMANDA 142 MacLENNAN, IAN MACK, RONALD 146 MacRAE, KEVIN 232 MAGGAL, ELANA 46. 48. 164, 227, 261, 263, MAHAR, MELISSA 212 MANN, CHARLES 221 MANNING, KATHY 31, 187, 188 MANNING, KIM 224 MANOLI, STEPHANIE 146 MANSFIELD. DAVID MANTER, MARILYN 199 MARCH. PHILLIP 211, 227, 237 MARGOLIS, JANE MARIA, LYNDA 29 MARIBLE, TOM 218 MARINE LLA, KAREN 124 MARKS, HOWARD 171, MARSAN, JENNIFER Index 251 MARSHALL, JANE 59, 250-251, MARTEL, BILL 22, 43, 44, 50, ,53, 56, 161, 211, 256 MARTIN, GAIL 3, 169, 227, MARTINEZ, MONIQUE 6, 53, 168, 208, 227, MARL SICII, CARMEN 29, 65, 226 MATSON, ANDREW 146, 260 MASON, BRAD 232, 234 MASTRONARDI, JUDY 238 MATTERN, JENNIFER 203 MAURER, NEIL MARON, JUDI 227, MAY, TIM .30, 111, 197, 220 MAZZAFERRO, DAVID 48, 55, MBTA 196-197 McDonald, Stephen 49, 200, 204, McCALL, VIVIAN 18, 138, 238 McCLURE, BARBARA 222 MeCRACKEN, CRICKETT 219 McDermott, mickey 220, 236, 237 McFADDEN, LESLIE McGAFFIGAN, MUGSY 20, 62, 220, 222, 240 McGovern, george sen. 4o McGUINNESS, LORRAINE 58, 59, McGUIRK, JOHN 67, 71, 126, 230, 262 McHALE, KEVIN 236 McIntyre, janice 87 McMORRIS, KATE 29 McNITT, ALEX 105 McPHAIL, ROGER 187, 189 McRAE, KEVIN 234 MEANEY, TARA 29 MEEHAN, GLENN 37 MELTZER, LISA 68, 86, 218 MEMMOLO, BOB 184, 192 MENDENHALL, LUCY 34 MENDENHALL, MICHAEL 34, 73, 98, 225, 227, 2.56, 270 MENGER, NATALIE MERMAN, CRAIG 48, 57, 16.3, 210, MER.MELSTEIN, JULIE 204, 209, 219, 262 MESKIMEN, ELLEN 42, 156, 204, 271, MICARI, MARY 51, 157, 219, 227, 258 MILLER, CLAY 36 MILLER, DAVID MILLER, WILLIE 129, 257 MINER, BRIAN MIRABILE, TOM MIRSKY, DAVID MOFFARD, LINDSAY 138, 225 MONROE, DONNA 222 MONROE, SUSAN 153, 201, 218, 219, 227 MONTES ANTO, SHARON 143 MOONEY, TARA 6, 50, MORALES, ANNA 140, 231 MORALES, NATALIE 29, 64 MORAN, ERIN 52, 74 MOREY, PAT 22 MORGAN, DAVID 1.59, MORGAN, HARRY MORGAN, MATTHEW 90, 206, 220, 225, 227, 256 MORGAN, SHELLEY 59, 250-251, MORIN, ERIC 74, MORRISON, LINCON 119, 22.3 MORRITT, JESSICA 2, 27. 29 MORSE, SUSAN 212 MOSCA, JOHN MOSCOWITZ, MICKEY 191 MULLICAN, JOHN 4.5, 46, 47. 50, 52. 154, 220, 258, 269 MULLINS, BILL MULLINS, SCOTT 163, MURPHY, BOB 147, 218 MURPHY, DAVE 191 MURPHY, GIBBY 205 MURRAY, JOHN 6. 88, 258, 260 MURRAY, MARY 125 MUTCHNICK, MAX MY CUP RUNNETH OVER NABLE, JODY 64 NACAMULI, ELENA 130 NAKROSIS, STEVE 231 NAMIE, LESLIE 100, NARDI, JACK 56, NASH, ADAM 201 NATHANSON, KLM 56, NAZZARO, MARISE 109 NEAL, AMY 61 NEBEL, ANDY 125 NEEDHAM. LISA 55, NEIPRIS, DAVID 21, 56, NEISH, WILLIAM NELSON. JOANNE NETHERSOLE, KATHLEEN 271 NICKOLE, LEONIDAS 44, 45, 227, NIGHTINGALE, JOAN 66, 137, 212, 218, 262 NOE. JOE 71 NORMAN, EMILY 208 NUSSBALIM, JIM 67, 132, 208, 210, 216, 234 O’BRIEN, KAREN 27, 29, 142 O’BRIEN, RICHARD O’CONNELL, JOHN 130, 223 O’DONNELL. BILL 152, 220, 262 OLEN, SUSAN 114 OLIVER. ENRIQUE 117, 258 Q’NEIL, JQHN 194, 204 OOT, PATTY 29, 65 ORAM. COACH 234 ORNER, FRAN 29 OWENS, KLMBERLY 73, 140, 203, 209, 225,i 227, 256 PADULA, ALAN 29, 220 PAGLIARO, CHRIS 95, 198 PALAZINI, CHRIS 136 PALMER, LEO 217 PALZERE, EMMA 50, 54, 57. 167, 197, 218, 261 PAQUIN, MELANIE 95, 219 PARADISE. PETER 110 PARISELLA, PATTY 29 PASTORE, LISA 29 PATTERSON. JIM 185, 222 PAULSON. NEIL 124 PAYE, DAVID 201, 218 PAZE, .MICHAEL 35, 220 PECKHAM, COACH JAMES 212 r 252 Index PENN. JACEOLYN PEREIRA, MICHAEL PERLOWIN, WENDY 197 PEREZ, LUIS 96. 212, 218 PETSHAFT, MICHAEL 113. 2.59 PEYTON, PATTY 98, 225, 227, 269 PHILLIPS. BART PHILLIPS. SARAH PHILLIPS, TED 25, 27. 29 PHIPPS, JENNIFER 52, PIELLI, CHRIS 234 PIERCE, MICHAEL 1.39 PISCITELLI, CHRISTINA 58, PLANT, JIM 199 PLOFF, DAN 220 THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS PLUDE, FRAN 175, 218 PLUMMER, CHRIS 23, 55, 103, 204, POLLACK, DEBBIE 74, 86 THE POLICE POMPOSI, DAWN PORTER, KEITH 141, 210, 211, 212, 220, 227 POWELL, JENNA 231 PRATT, KENNETH 118 PRICE, REBECCA PRIMUS, DANY 48, 53, 75 PRINGLE, CHRIS 133, 218 PRUITT, DAVID PRLISA, CARY 194, 204 PUCCI, BOB PYNE, KATHLEEN 151, 218 QLIATTRO, JOE 223 QLIENZEL, GEORGE 56, 218 RABINOWITZ, DEBBIE 24, 29 RAEFUSE, ROB 231 RAIKE, DIANE 29 RAIMER, LAURIE RANSOM, SOPHIA 48, RAPAPORT, KAREN RAPOSA, JAMES RAPOSA, NANCY 84 REAGAN, NANCY 39 REAGAN, RONALD 38, 39 REIBER, ROBIN 219 REIMER, ANNEGRET REINSTEIN, KARAN 168, REPETA, TRACY REYNOLDS, ANNE 66, 126, 222, 227, 266 REYNOLDS, MARK 148 RHODEN, ERIC 29 RIDINGS, ROSEAN RIGNACK, ROGER 57, 144, RINGE, BOB 37, 193 RISHO, SHERYL 238 RIVERS, MARISOL THE ROAR OF THE (iREASEPAINT — THE SMELL OF THE CROWD ROBBINS, JUDITH 87, ROBBINS, NATALIE ROBERTS, KIM 103 ROBINSON, JIM ROBINSON, DAVIS ROBINSON, KAREN ROCKLAND, CATLIN 212 RODIGUES, SORAYA 18, 36 ROETGER, ROBERT 2 ROSE, CATHY 29 ROSENFIELD, REBECCA 223 ROSENTHAL, LISA 23, 193 ROSENSWEIG, LINDA 48, 166, 219, 263, ROTHMAN, BARI 234 ROY, MELANIE 223 ROYAL, DENISE 67, 167, 209, 219, RUBIN, COLEEN 213, 218 RUBIN, DIANA 2, 29 RUBIN, NAOIMI 191 RUIZ, YVETTE 148, 227 RUSSELL, BROOKS 19, 259 RYAM, MICHELLE 27, 29 SALEM, PETER SAMARA, ESAM 113, 231 SANBORN, JANE 54, SANDLER, TARA 85, 199, 219, 225, 227 SANTOS, CHERYL 85, 218 SAWYER, LAURA 197, 224 SCAGLIONE, DONNA 57, 224 SCALA, DARREN 58, 59, SCANLON, SUSAN 87 SCHAB, CHRIS 123 SCHAEFER. LUCIA SCHAEFFER. HANNE 121 SCHAFFER-FROMM, MAXINE 51, 161, 204, 258. SCHILLING, PETER 2.33, 234 SCHNEIDER, LESLIE 94, 227 SCHNIER, ROBBIN 136 SCHUSTER. JEFFREY 95 SCHWARTZ. EMILY 238 SCHWEIGER, DAN 224 SCIPPIONE, TONY 227 SCOTT, DENNIS SCOTT, JOHN 20 SELIB, DAVID 101 SEREBRANI, JACQUELINE SHANNON, MIKE 222 SHAPIRO, LESLIE 54, 218 SHARP, WILLIAM SHEEHAN, MARIA 116 SHIFFMAN, NINA 207, 217 SHILO, LISA 123 SHIPPY, PETER 227 SHUFRO, REVA SILBERMAN, AMY 21, 54, 218 SIMKINS, CHRIS 76, 182 SIMKO, ANNE MARIE 29 SIMMONS, HUGH 19.5, 223 SIMMONS, MARK SIMON, FAYE 157 SINSEL, DAWN 148, 216, 222 SITCAWITCH, ED 211, 220 SKARR, JOHN 184 SKOMAL, BURT 220 SMITH, H. MARK 220 SMITH, JIM 60, 137, 210, 215, 257 SMITH, LUCY 135, 216, 257 SMITH, LUKE 44, 46, 227 SNARSKI, GREG 65, 134, 227 SNOWDEN, GLENN 247 SPAHL, GARY 152 SPEILMAN, JULIE 219, 225 SPERDUTI, DIANE 36, 167, 219 SPINGOLA, JOHN 35, 220, 237 SOCCER 231 SORICH, JEAN SORKIN, STEPHEN SPLIT SECONDS IN TECHNICOLOR ST. PIERRE, KYM 28, 29 STAFFORD, ROBERT 224 STAITI, NANCY 62, 262 STANFORD, CYNTHIA 128 STEVENSON. MARY 191 Kenny Johnson Index 253 I STILLERMAN, JOEL 111, 222 STRAUSS, CAROLYN 165, STROMAN, PETER 98 STUPAK, VALENTINA 52, 207, 263, STUTMAN, RONI SUGARMAN, MERRI 46, 51, 154, 219, 227, 258, 259 SULLIVAN, BOB 191 SULLIVAN, JOSEPH 145 SULLIVAN, TIM 99 SUPRENANT, LAURETTA 132 SUSSMAN, RANDY 20, 67, 220, 230 SWEENEY, ANN SWEENEY, JAMES 43, 55, SWEENEY, STEVE SWOPE, SUZANNE 183 SYKES, DAWN 67, 133, 219, 248 SYRACUSE, RINA SZASKY, TIBOR 223 SZLANIC, BARBARA 29, 65, 93, 207, 226, 227, 247, 262 TABACH, RICH 222, 237, TABANO, SUSAN 23, 193 TANON, LILLIAN 91 THE TAMING OF THE SHREW TAUBER, STUART 218, 219 TAYLOR, JOHN 205 TAYLOR, KEITH TENAGLIA, GEORGE 237 TETREAULT, PAUL 160, 220, 227 TETREAULT, PAUL 160, 220, 227 THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG THIBEAULT, DEBORAH 98 THOMAS, VIRGINIA 31, 186, 197, 209 THOMPSON, NANCI 156, 219 THOMPSON, CLIVE ♦ THORNGREN, RICH 29, 112 THORSON, LARS TICKNOR, KERRIE TICKNOR, NICOLE TITCOMB, JEANNE TOLAN, JENIFER 191 TOOMBS, ROBERT TOTO, JOSEPH 128 TOWNSEND, KEVIN 152, 212, 258 TRACY, BETH TRAILER, REX 217 TRAVERS, STAN 232, 234 TRIAL BY JURY TRIANGELO, LINDA 50 TRIPP, MAUREEN 191 TRONCIN, MELISSA 63, 258 TUCKER, LISA 160, 261, TURCO, NICK 21, 47, 52, 156, 207, 227, TWICHELL, RUTH 206, 208, 209, 240 UMINSKI, KAREN 50, USMAN, SULEY 61 U.S. MARINES 38 VACHON, CRAIG 218 VACHON, ROGER 146, 220 VALENTI, JACK 269 VANDINE, GRETCHEN 99 VANEGAS, JOSE 76 VAN HAZEL, WILLY 221 VARARO, KATHY VLASSIS, PETER 249 VOGEL, SCOTT 110 VONO, STPHEN VON VOGT, JANICE 191 WAITING FOR LEFTY WALDFOGLE, STEVEN 223 WALDMAN, LEO 239 WALEIK, GARY 128 WALLACH, GERRY 174 WALLER, DAVID 56 WARD, ANNA WASHINGTON, HAROLD 41 WATTS, AMY 54, WEBERG, BILL 233, 234 WEINSTOCK, SCOTT 35, 135, 220, 227 WEISENBACHER, RUSS 222 WELLS, BILL 192 WENZEL, HILARIE 144 WEREMY, GREG 222 WETZEL, JEFF 222, 227 WHEELER, SCOTT ! WHIPPLE, DAVID 23, j WINDSOR, BOB 233, 234 I WINIK, GREG 120, 222 - WHITSETT, JEFFREY 56, I 254 Index f Photographers WILLIAMS, JIM WILLIAMS, JOE 147, 223 WITT, JENNIFER 208, WORKS IN PROGRESS WRIGHT, JOHN 74, WUNSCH, DAVID 141 YANETTI, MARLENA YANNIOS, LISA 66, 137, 218 YIOTOPOULOS, STEVEN 129 YOUNG, BRIAN 222 YOUNG, W. KEVIN , 227 ZACHARIS, JOHN 266 ZANGHI, KELLY 112 ZELAZIK, KRISTINE 198 ZILKER, TODD 189, 231, 239 ZIMMERMAN, ALLISON 28, 29, 267 ZOLLI, ROBERT ZUCKER, STACY 26, 60, 219 ZYKE, MELANIE 195, 223 NOTE: All photos are indexed by photographer and placement on page. “T” indicates top, “M” indi- cates middle and “B” indicates bot- tom of a particular page. Antelman, Judith 20T, 20B, 54B, 59T, 63B, 66B, 68M, 173, 180B, 192T, 192M, 193M, 198T, 198B, 198B, 204T, 209B, 211B, 212T, 213T, 213T, 213B, 240T, 241T, 241B, 253 Asher, Victoria 8T, 8B, lOT, lOB, IIT, IIB, 74T Bates, Peter 78-79 Berger, Oded 15, 228T, 228B, 232T, 232M, 232B, 233M, 233B, 234T, 234T, 234B, 235T, 235M, 235B Bischoff, Rich 66M, 67T, 220T Butler, Diane 239T Colby, Robert 3, 49T, 49B, 52T, 52B, 56T, 56B, 56B Cruz, Carlos 32T, 32M Curtin-Stevenson, Mary 42T, 55T, 55M, 55B Deslaurier, Dan 222T Frankel, Amy 43, 50T, 50B; 54T, 256T, 258T, 258B, 260T, 260B, 261T, 261B, 262T, 266T, 267B Glasser, Billy 2, 25T, 28T, 28B Gross, Andy 214B, 215T, 215B, 216T, 216B, 216B, 217B, 217B Guganig, Tom 174B, 175T, 175T, 175B Gusten, Deb 48T, 48B, 51T, 51T, 57T, 57B Harnish, Holly 62T, 210T, 210B, 211T, 211M, 212T, 212B Harrold, Bill 19T, 19B, 21T, 21B, 22T, 22B, 23T, 23B, 30T, 30B, 31, 32-33, 33T, 34T, 34B, 177B, 190, 254-255 Hoex, Gerry 82 Hoffman, Kathy 172B Jones, Ralph 18, 36T, 36B, 37T, 37B, 196T, 196M, 196B, 197T, 197M, 197B Komarow, Deborah 170T, 171B, 172T, 181T, 181B, 184T, 264T, 264B, 272 Kreichman, Julie 26, 27T, 27B, 29T, 29B, 60T, 65B Lief, Scott 269T, 269T, 269B, 269B Linsky, Jim 68B, 69T, 69B, 70T, 70T, 71T, 72T, 72B, 257T, 257B Marusich, Carmen 5, 68T, 70B, 71B, 170B, 171T, 171M, 180T, 247, 270B Rabinowitz, Debbie 1 Reimer, Annegret 53T, 53B Rothman, Bari 35T, 35B, 64B, 220M, 249 Rubin, Naomi 182T, 191T, 191M, 191B, 191B Sawyer, Laura 44T, 44T, 44M, 44B, 44B, 45T, 45M, 45B, 46T, 46M, 46M, 46B, 46B, 47T, 47M, 47B, 58T, 58B, 185T, 199T, 199M, 199B, 204M, 204B, 205T, 205T, 205M, 205B, 259T, 259B, 262B, 263T, 263B St. Pierre, Kym 16T, 17, 23B, 64T, 65T, 65T, 182B, 206T, 206M, 206B, 207T, 207M, 207B, 207B, 208T, 208T, 208B, 208B, 209T, 209M Steckis, Bill 236T, 237T, 237B Stewart, Rick 240B Szlanic, Barbara 180T, 239B Usman, Suley 12T, 12B, 13T, 13B, 63T, 76T, 76B, 77T, 77B, 83T, 83B, 214T, 256B, 268T, 268B, 269M, 270T, 271B, 271T Weiberg, Bill 230T, 230B, 230B Index 255 ' Exiting The Friday night before graduation was a time for partying, dancing and hamming it up for photographers. Here, Bill Martel, Kim Owens, Matt Morgan, Michael Mendenhall and guest, Dana, smile for the cam- era. Senior Banquet coverage begins on page 258. Commencement photos found on pages 264 through 272. 25B Exiting A week of senior activities marked the exodus from col- lege to the “adult world.” This page features seniors at a get-together following graduation rehearsal. These closing pages are a tribute to the Class of 1984. Hang on and turn the pages to get a lively look at the final “leg” of Emerson’s “hands-on experience.” Alicia Hennessey, Jim Smith (top) Maritza Harper, Ty Miller (top right) Matt Brenner, Lucy Smith (bottom) Exiting 257 Kevin Townsend, John Murray, Kim Lester, John Mullican, Jane Kreisel, Franco Bario, Mary Micari, Robin Cohen, Merri Sugarman Maxine Shaffer-Fromm, Patrick Kelley, Melissa Troncin, Bob Flores, Karen Rapaport, Enrique Oliver li j i 258 Exiting Brooks Russell, Merri SuKarnian Senior Banquet Michael Petshaft and g:uest Exiting 259 Andy Matson (standing), Amy Harris (far ri ht) and friends John Murray, Scott Fergrang, Kim Lester 260 Exiting Lorin Flynn Lisa Tucker, Emma Palzere, Elana Maggal Exiting 261 Julie Mermelstein, Suzanne Lacoste, Lane Forman, Joan Nijjhtinfjale, Rich Hischoff, Hill O’Donnell Nancy Staiti, John McGuirk, Barbara Szlanic, Dave Breslin 262 Exiting Tom Lawton, Laurissa Lapuc, Robert Brooks Exiting 263 The Park Plaza Hotel — a pressure cooker of pre- commencement anxiety — was the scene of last minute line-ups, check-ups and minor mix-ups. (Where do Bachelor of Science in Speech candidates stand?) After roll call and final line adjustments, we descended upon the city, like a winding’ purple serpent making its way toward the castle. Stopped traffic and pedestrians lined the streets as the parade of graduates, leaning into the wind and holding down caps, smiled, waved and posed for family pictures. Exiting 265 Deborah Fountain Michelle Lapuck 266 Exiting Exiting 267 f 268 Exiting Ann Bellefontaine Valedictorian Jack Valenti Commencement Speaker Patty Peyton John Mullican Senior Class President Senior Speaker Exiting 269 Anne Reynolds (not shown) showed her appreciation with an unforgettable graduation sign. Michael Mendenhall, President’s Award recipient 270 Exiting Ellen Meskimen accepts congratulations from President Koenig. Neil Davin and Kathleen Nethersole work behind the scenes to ready diplomas. Exiting 271 Michelle Keatinn 272 Exiting '

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