Class of 1966 - Bill and Glenda Finnie Challenge

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About

Favorite Campus Memories (Glenda)

My first memory of WashU is receiving my acceptance letter to my dream school, followed shortly by the financial aid letter which made attending possible. Then, my second and more dramatic memory, is seeing Brookings for the first time; a breathtaking sight on a May morning. My mother and I had driven from Sedalia to meet with WashU admissions. When my father later drove me up to move into Dorm C, it became a reality. I am still in touch with several of those friends, including my roommate of three years.

I joined Delta Gamma and made dear friends I still see. Campus Y and the International Bazaar introduced me to friends from Ecuador, India, China, and Mexico. Being awakened in the night by bell ringers introduced me to the Chimes Honorary.

The most important event of my sophomore year and my life occurred in an honors English class of about 16 people, one of whom was Bill Finnie. We attended almost every Homecoming event together: Hootenanny with the Highwaymen, the Homecoming dance, and a Theta Xi house party. (We had to skip the football game since I was in the marching band.) And thus began our saga.

Life and WashU Since Graduation (Bill)

My life at WashU went from black & white to technicolor in my sophomore year, when I moved on-campus, met Glenda, and joined Theta Xi fraternity. My major was computers and applied math in the Engineering School. Thanks to my operations research professor, I got a summer job at Anheuser-Busch in 1965 that lasted for 26 years and paid for me to get a PhD. And we got two free cases of beer each month!

Glenda and I got married in 1967. She taught middle school math in suburban Philadelphia, and earned an MS in math ed. We both marched at Penn’s 1971 graduation. Later that year, our first son was born, and we moved back to St. Louis.

I became an adjunct professor at WashU’s Olin Business School in 1978, teaching marketing strategy and business strategy to MBAs. A-B benefited from my WashU involvement until 1991, when I left A-B and opened my own consulting firm. Perhaps the most satisfying of my 106 clients was working nearly full-time in 2006 with University Advancement to help plan Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, which raised $3.4 billion for WashU. 

In the last 30 years, Glenda and I dramatically increased our involvement with WashU. We are long-time committee members of the Eliot Society, and love all their annual functions. We have attended Olin’s Scholars in Business events since the 1980s, and in 2007 endowed a SiB scholarship to recognize an exceptional adjunct faculty member each year. We especially enjoyed being Reunion Executive Committee Co-Chairs for our 50th Reunion and our 55th Reunion this year. These experiences have given us in-depth understanding of what a great institution St. Louis has in WashU.

See how the Class of 1966 is tracking: Reunion Class Gift Results. Any and all gifts to Washington University are included in the Reunion Class Gift totals.

Washington University is pleased to acknowledge the special support of your classmates. If you would like to add your name to this list by a making a contribution to your Class Gift, please contact the Reunion Class Gift Office at 314-935-2848 or make your gift today.

Donors

Philip Alderson
Janice Simons Asong
Alan Baer
Shelly Lerner Baillargeon
Esther Berman Banashek
Carol Lillis Bassett
Nancy White Benson
F. Bickel
Martha Wohler Bickel
John Biggs
Steven Blives
Roland Bockhorst
Eugene Boisaubin
Carroll Shelton Brickenkamp
Sandra Mooney Browder
Elaine Feldman Brown
Nick Brown
Michael Bukstein
Mary Armstrong Burroughs
Jane Calhoun
Arlene Samuels Caplan
Lucy Cardwell
Teresa Carpenter Carp
Jack Case
Susan Stites Case
Harris Chien
Fredric Clarke
Charles Cobaugh
Julia Wessel Cobaugh
Edwin Cohen
Mary Daust-Buehler
John Davis
James De Grand
Mary Porter Dees
Carol Diaz-Granados
Stephen Eisenberg
Eric Eisenstadt
Robert Falk
Lynn Gross Fanger
Benjamin Feinberg
Daniel Feinberg
John Ferguson
Bill Finnie
Glenda Lewis Finnie
Peter Flachsbart
Mary Flavan
Fred Flegel
David Francisco
Barbara Stone Fretwell
Ross Friedman
Anita Hefti Frumson
Robert Garland
Richard Geekie
Stephen Geifman
Louis George
Alan Gerson
Jacqueline Paul Gerson
Gary Glenn
Richard Goldenhersh
Sharon Pollock Greenberg
Phyllis Wilson Grossman
Linda Hoffman Gunter
John Halka
Robert Harmon
James Harris
William Hausman *
Earl Hearst
Wil Heidbrink
Nyla Grosse Hensley
Robert Hernreich
Karen Mengersen Herrington
Berna Levine Heyman
Larri Lewis Hirschklau
Scott Homan
Nancy Kruk Imus
Joyce Irwin
Barbara Elkins Jacobs
Ralph Jacobson
Marjory Levin Jaffe
Laurel Voras Kaleda
Barbara Brodsky Kantrovitz
Martha Treadwell Karlovetz
Jane Dollinger Kinder
David Kingsland
Sharon Sheinbein Kirsch
Michael Kiss
Jeffrey Kopolow
Larry Kozuszek
George Kramer
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg
Natalie Rosenfeld Krawitz
John Kreishman
Melissa Powers Kreishman
Wayne Kuehn
Barbara Osipe Kushnir
Toby Kusmer
Van Lalumondier
Carole Neier Lee
Harvey Lehrer
Mary Boyle Leuchtmann
Robert Levy
Dianne Laird Logan
Sharon Carneal Love
Glenn Lukey
Prudence Washburn Magnuson
Stanley Makovsky
Carol Mann
Ken Marion
Robert Markham
Roger McFarlin
Nadine Greenberg Meltz
Michael Millard
Judith Kelvin Miller
Allen Mitchell
Paula Freedman Mitchell
Mary Roach Murrin
Ellen Braun Nadler
Harris Nadler
Leslie Neuman
Charles Niemann
Barbara Herchert Norton
Karen Winter Novak
Thomas Obermeyer
Harold Piening
Beverly Postar
Karen Landsman Radwin
W. Ramming
Marilyn Lewin Ratkin
Louis Reuter
Raymond Riss
Sandra Stortz Robers
Hugh Roddy
Kathleen Schulze Rogers
Sandra Segall Rothschild
Sandra Leibson Rubovits
Beryl Friedberg Sachs
Barbara Love Sarich
Dennis Sarich
Harold Sarner
Theodore Scheinman
Joe Schluchter
Marjorie Ehrlich Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz
Gary Seigal
Andrew Shanfeld
Janet Phillips Sharma
Fred Sher
Barry Siegel
Frederic Siskind
Jill Frank Sneider
Marshall Snider
Jerome Spector
Elizabeth Sperlich
Ann Bastman Spohr
Ellen Goldstein Statman
Carol Holekamp Stayton
Sylvia Steiling
Sharon Steinman Stein
Marilyn Dann Steinback
Karen Gershman Stern
Thomas Stern
Terrance Stevenson
Mary Stark Strassner
Gary Studt
Jackson Sturgeon
Carolyn Cytron Suffian
Robert Taylor
William Taylor
Michael Thompson
S. Thurman
Edward Tod
Thomas Turner
Mary Satkowski Van Groll
Rosalie Ackerman van Nuis
Elizabeth Welshans Van Steenbergh
Jane Atkins Vasquez
Susan Lassar Vinicor
Hoyt Wallace
Ronald Wand
Josephine Christian Weil
Barbara Fiedler Weisskopf
Emma Tao White
Bob Widman
Jim Wilson
Robert Wilson
Dianne Schuette Winney
Julie Wosk
Betsy Ruvel Zimbalist

Incentives

Sending WashU and St. Louis to you!


Until we can meet in St. Louis again, we’re sending a little bit of campus—and the city—to you. Get your exclusive Washington University in St. Louis T-shirt when you contribute $10 or more to your Class Gift.

The dark heather gray Bella+Canvas-brand T-shirtis made from a super-soft cotton-poly blend and has a slightly fitted shape. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery.

 

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