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completing undergraduate work at Cornell University in 1965, I headed out to the
Midwest for a few years. This included graduate training in psychology at Purdue
University and an internship at the University of Wisconsin.
I met my wife (Florence) in 1968 on a road-trip from Madison, Wisconsin to NY.
She was a graduate student and I was completing my internship. We got married in
Following the completion of our theses/dissertations, we settled in South Bend
Indiana where I taught psychology, worked in the University Counseling Center,
and directed the graduate programs in Counseling Psychology at the University of
Notre Dame while she headed up the Department of Speech Pathology at a
After two kids (Alana in 1973 and Aaron in 1975) and the opportunity to observe
and enjoy what was one of Notre Dame’s best sports decades – Ara Parseghian,
Digger Phelps, Joe Theismann, Joe Montana, Austin Carr, Adrian Dantley, two
national football titles, basketball wins just prior to the start of and then
ending UCLA’s 88 game winning streak – we returned to the East Coast (Columbia,
Maryland) in 1982.
I took part ownership in a young and growing performance and productivity
improvement consulting firm as Vice President of Management and Organizational
Development, and Florence moved into a position as Vice President of
Rehabilitation Services in a healthcare organization.
We worked hard, contributed to the success of these companies and benefited from
their sale in the late ‘90s/early 2000s. We maintained part of the consulting
firm that has evolved into primarily a family owned corporate consulting
Meanwhile, our kids grew up, and fortunately returned to the DC area after
college to start and build their careers, find their spouses and begin their own
families. We currently have four grandkids ranging in age from 8 years to 8
months. It’s so great to have them nearby.
We are doing our best to balance our lives among work, family and travel, still
being based in Maryland but spending some winter time on Hilton Head Island, SC
and some summer time up in Newport, RI.
I remember my time at Levittown Memorial High School in a very positive manner.
The educational experience (especially the math department) was very helpful and
prepared me for anything else I would encounter. I was saddened to see on the
website that Dr. Noble and Mr. Lenihan are deceased as I would have liked to
further thank them for their contributions.
I look forward to re-connecting during the 50th reunion.
My Wife and I