MAKING TRACKS: SPRING 2015

Spring 2015

Whether biking in a triathlon or reuniting at a family wedding, Wolverines make tracks all over the world.

Steve Sharpe, MSE’81, celebrates at the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. He completed a hike of the more than 2,180 mile trail.

Karin Hovsepian Tartal, ’77, and daughter Megan, class of 2017, enjoy some spring snow at Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Bonnie Kowalsky, ’81, Mark Kowalsky, ’80, JD’83, and Barry Rudofsky, ’80, JD’83, take in Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Jon Gould, ’85, shows his Michigan spirit at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris with his children, Michael and Emily.

Scott Ceru, ’94, MBA’02, and wife Andrea took their Wolverine spirit to the Roman Colosseum in August.

After a round of golf on the Castle Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, the birthplace of golf, Scott Storey, ’76, and Jason Storey, ’10, MSE’11, proudly display their U-M banner.

Ken Close, MAE’81, explores his roots in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1913.

Ken Marcus, MHSA’78, and Andrea Marcus, ’75, MS’78, pay homage to 1935 U-M graduate and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg at the Great Synagogue Cemetery in Budapest, Hungary, in November.

Lisa Gottlieb, MSW’98, Mia Gottlieb, ’81, Sam Gottlieb, ’85, and Siri Gottlieb, ’75, MSW’94, gather for a memorial service for their parents, Norman Gottlieb, ’50, JD’54, and Vivian S. Gottlieb, ’52, in Ann Arbor over Labor Day.

In September, Steve Mendelsohn, ’91, and Eric Merten, ’91, had the opportunity to watch Futbol Club Barcelona at Camp Nou in Spain. Go Barça and Go Blue!

The Weadock and Moquin families enjoyed dog sledding on a glacier near Juneau, Alaska, in July. William Weadock, ’88, MD’92, and Susan Weadock, PHARMD’94, pose with daughters Claire and Audrey alongside Kirk Moquin and Anne Marie Moquin, ’95, and their sons, Maximus and Kingston, and Kirk’s brother Pete Moquin.

Joseph Burke, DDS’58, MS’70, and Nancy Burke, MALS’69, visited Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, Georgia, in September.

Jeff Zillmer, ’93, represented U-M with his custom-painted helmet during his first Ironman Triathlon in September in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

At the September Big House meeting between Michigan and Miami University, cousins Brittany Durham, ’08, Zachary Durham, ’12, Megan Anderson, ’12, Alexandra Bracci, ’14, and Erik Anderson, ’15, reproduce a picture taken at a Michigan tailgate 17 years ago.

Ellen Kaye, ’67, son Joel Kaye, ’94, daughter-in-law Jennifer Kaye, ’95, and grandkids Zachary and Jacob show their Michigan pride in front of the Sydney Opera House.

These alumni traveled to Jacó, Costa Rica, to celebrate Meredith Battin Shumard’s wedding last March: Elizabeth Miller Battin, ’06, Peter Battin Jr., ’06, Peter Battin, ’72, Meredith Battin Shumard, ’01, Elaine Mittleman Battin, ’69, Mimi Bales Petrie, ’70, Dorothy Lee Perkins ’01, and Robert Petrie, ’70.

In Muko, Uganda, Virginia Perry Donald, ’77, MA’81, PhD’87, poses with her friend, an orphan that she and her husband sponsor through ACT-Uganda. The nonprofit mission organization is based in Midland, Michigan.