Tom Bachtell CAS ‘80. Tom’s drawings and caricatures appeared in “The Talk of the Town” and other sections of the New Yorker for more than 20 years, in addition to the New York Review of Books, Newsweek, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal among other national and international publications. His ad campaigns range from the late Marshall Field's department store to Lands' End mail order to the chamber music series at The University of Chicago.
Trained as a pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music and with a liberal arts degree from CWRU, Tom is self-taught as an artist. Working primarily in brush and ink, Tom's drawing style pays homage to many of the classic American illustrators and cartoonists of the 1920s and 1930s. He has drawn countless celebrities, artists, and politicians. He recently created the official poster for "The Girl, The Grouch, & The Goat," a new musical comedy by Jack Helbig and Mark Hollmann. An active chamber pianist, Tom also performs and teaches swing dancing, particularly the Lindy and the Balboa.
Susan Berlin, LYS 67. Susan retired from library positions, having served as Adult/Young Adult Materials selection manager for the Cuyahoga County Public Library and most recently as Director of the Upper School Library at Hawken School. She co-authored the original publication of Outstanding Books for the College Bound, published by the American Library Association; was a book reviewer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer; and was a yearly contributor to University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries. She served on a number of Boards of Trustees, including the Women’s Community Foundation, which led to a position as its Interim Executive Director for a year. Sue currently serves on Board of Preterm.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Library Science degree from Western Reserve University. She has two sons and two grandsons, all of whom live in NY. Born in Manhattan and raised in New Jersey, Sue has lived in the Cleveland area for all of her adult life. Her passions are reading, film, theatre, and fine dining.
Thalia Dorwick, PhD, earned her bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in Spanish from CWRU. She taught Spanish at the college level, most notably at Allegheny College and California Sate University, Sacramento, in addition to CWRU. She joined McGraw-Hill in 1979 where she would eventually retire as editor-in-chief for the publishing company’s Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages group for Higher Education. Thalia is the co-author of several best-selling Spanish texbooks and was recognized as an Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher by the California Foreign Language Teachers Association. She is an emeritus member of the CWRU Board, where she was a Vice President of the Board and served as co-chair of the Capital Campaign and Chair of the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee. As emeritus Board member, she is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Committee. She was president of the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and directed the Theatre’s Docent Program for many years.
Thomas Fleming earned his MSLS from CWRU in 1972 and worked in the government and then in private law firms for 43 years. His career started as the Director of the Law Library at the U.S. Department of Commerce and then as director of information resources management in various law firms where he managed the libraries, records, conflicts, and docketing departments. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Library Science at both Catholic University and the University of Maryland. He was active in many professional associations and spoke and wrote on information management as it evolved from almost totally paper to almost totally electronic. Tom also served on the advisory boards of many government and private organizations and companies.
Walter Freedman and his wife, Karen Harrison, created The Freedman Student Fellowship Program in Digital Scholarship, one of the first funded by private donations to provide direct grants and employment to students who engage in digital scholarship. The motivation for the gift came from his father’s involvement in microfilm, record retention and preservation, the most significant technological development at the time to affect scholars since the invention of the printing press.
Walter’s parents, Samuel B. and Marian K., each earned bachelor’s degrees, she in English from Flora Stone Mather College and he in economics from Adelbert College, both in 1937. In 2005 the family established the Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at the Kelvin Smith Library.
Walter is currently with LaSalle Capital in Chicago in portfolio management. He had previously been the Chief Operating Officer of Wheels, Inc. where he led a diversification strategy and the purchase of IVI Travel, of which he became CEO. Before, Walter was a co-investor and CEO of Yoplait USA, where he led its sale to General Mills. Prior to joining Yoplait, Walter was President of the Fuller Brush Company, a Sara Lee subsidiary. Walter holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth.
George W. S. Hays, LYS ’80. George worked in academic and public libraries for more than thirty-four years. He is retired from the Salem Public Library where he was Director and Fiscal Officer. He was integral in operational automation projects and expanding public access to technology. Hays is a member of numerous national, state and local professional associations and civic organizations. He is a program presenter and consultant in the areas of time, paper, OSHA and personnel management, productivity, policy development and library administration. He has been recognized by many associations for his leadership skills and commitment to service. He is active in Rotary and the Rotary Foundation.
Bob Jackson, LAW ’61. Bob was a founding and senior partner with Korhman Jackson & Krantz where he counseled corporate clients in matters including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy outs and public offerings. Bob taught at CWRU’s School of Law and was KSL’s first Distinguished Visiting Scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and is a Member of the American Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association and Cleveland Museum of Art. He is a member of several bibliophile organizations and is a collector of rare books and art. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe on law-related topics as well as literature and rare books.
Anne-Marie (Wielhouwer) Littenberg graduated from CWRU in 1980. Born in Vancouver, Canada, of parents who emigrated from the Netherlands, she did most of her growing up in New York City. She graduated high school at age 16, started college at City University of New York (CUNY), and took time off to work as a “mad men” secretary on Madison Avenue in the mid 1970s. When her mother, now a single mom raising 6 children while working two jobs, announced she was returning to the Netherlands, Anne-Marie decided it was time to continue her education. A good friend, (Ben Littenberg, CWRU 1979, Med 1983) advised she apply to CWRU. Anne-Marie was reluctant because she had absolutely no family resources available to fund her education. To her joy, CWRU provided a package of scholarships and work study that allowed her to complete her education and pay her living expenses. She is deeply grateful to the University. She married Ben after graduation, and she and he have a deep appreciation for all that CWRU has done for them.
Upon graduation from CWRU, Anne-Marie took a job in the development office of the CWRU School of Medicine, helping to put together the Alumni Directory. She later worked on the Medical School’s alumni magazine, as well as helping to organize and implement the annual medical school reunions (attendance was in the 500 range every year at this time). She then moved on to direct fundraising, traveling the east coast of the USA to raise support for the School of Medicine. This blossomed into a robust career. She worked in fundraising at the School of Medicine at CWRU for six years, subsequently advancing her career at Stanford University (where her she was director of development for the Stanford University Libraries) and Dartmouth College. She worked in Dartmouth College’s major gifts division, and then moved on to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where planned and individual giving reported to her, and she had the extraordinary pleasure of working with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
In later years, Anne-Marie developed a second career in the arts. She traveled throughout the USA teaching workshops in the traditional American craft of rug hooking, and authored two books and numerous publications on the subject. She also owned and managed rental properties in Burlington, Vermont, where she and Ben reside. Now retired, she has served on a variety of non-profit boards, and relishes her volunteer work delivering Meals on Wheels.
Clyde Miles is the Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Brand Planning at The Adcom Group where he oversees the development of innovative integrated marketing, media, content, social influence and brand strategies for clients. Prior to Adcom he was a division president at both Bozell Worldwide in Detroit and Meldrum & Fewsmith Communications in Cleveland, and VP and director of client services at DMB&B in Chicago. He attended Northwestern University where he studied history. He serves on the MOCA Board of Directors.
Elizabeth Papp Taylor received her Master of Library Science from Rutgers University in 1988 where she also worked as a Chemistry and Physics librarian. After moving to Cleveland she worked as a reference librarian in the former Sears Library, and then at Kelvin Smith Library after it opened. She subsequently worked as a librarian in the Shaker Heights Schools from 1998 to 2012. She has served as President of the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel since 2013.
Robert M. Torok, 89 Professional Fellows at CWRU's Weatherhead School of Management, Bob is a retired CPA and former Partner at Barnes, Wendling & Cook, Zalick, Torok, Kirgesner, & Cook, Hausser & Taylor, and McGladrey and Company. Many of these moves were due to mergers and acquisitions. Bob was a CPA for over 40 years and also held credentials as a Certified Valuation Expert, and Certified Fraud Examiner. For several years Bob also lectured at several colleges and universities including CWRU, John Carroll University, and Kent State University to name a few. Bob lectured in disciplines in accounting from beginning to advanced and also lectured in Fraud Examination as well as Ethics for graduate and undergraduate classes. He served as the Representative from the 23rd District in Ohio on the State School Board. He has served on several non-profit boards and presently is on the Lakewood School financial committee serving Lakewood City Schools.
Bob is the former Alumni President of Cleveland State University and has coauthored a book entitled Operational Profitability which was published by Wiley and Sons. Bob lives in Lakewood, Ohio and also resides in Florida. He enjoys golf, bridge, reading, and his grandchildren.
Victoria Wagner, LYS, ’79. Tory was a Medical Librarian at Lorain Community Hospital, Lorain, Ohio from 1979-1989 and established a library that was used by medical, nursing and administrative staff to improve medical outcomes. For the next several years, she operated a small business to provide financial reporting services to various politicians including George Voinovich in his successful Governor’s race. This led to an appointment as the Executive Director of the Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System whose membership included public, school, college and special libraries in the Northeast Ohio area. Following this, Tory taught at a private inner city school in Cleveland, Ohio helping students master educational and computer literacy skills. Since retiring, Tory divides her time between Lakewood, Ohio and Kissimmee, Florida enjoying golf, reading and family life.
Elizabeth (Lee) Warshawsky earned a master’s degree in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a post-master’s certificate in Curriculum and Guidance from John Carroll University. She received a National Science Foundation Grant to High School Teachers in Economics from the University of Illinois.
After working as a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey and Maryland, she joined Edith Hirsch as a fundraising and board development consultant for Cleveland area non-profits, including The Children’s Museum, West Side Ecumenical Ministry and the Hitchcock Center for Women. Prior, Lee worked on the first Strategic Plan for Lord Cultural Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Along with Harriet Wadsworth, Lee created Friends of Art, a volunteer group for CWRU’s Department of Art History that supports the department through sponsorships of lectures, tours and the Cleveland Symposium via prizes for the winner and two “winner-ups” as well as prizes at graduation for both undergraduate and graduate students.
She is a former Board Member of various area organizations, including Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and is currently involved with several committees at The Temple Tifereth Israel.
Andrea Yelin, LAW ’85, LYS ’85. Andrea attended Vassar College and graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in History and Political Science. Andrea received her MSLS degree from the Matthew Baxter School of Library and Information Science at Case. While in law school at Case, where Andrea received her JD, Andrea pursued her MSLS at the same time.
After graduation, Andrea worked as a law librarian for nine years. Andrea also taught legal research and writing to law students at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she currently teaches Advanced Legal Research. Andrea also teaches in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse department at DePaul University where she teaches business writing and legal writing. She is the author of several textbooks in the areas of legal research and writing, and contracts and lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, David, who is also a Case Western University School of Law graduate. They met in family law class. They have two grown children.