Bob Burns
Allan Warshawsky
Bob Brinkworth
Stan Brown
Steve Shapiro
Edwin Kay
Jim McGuire


Another reminder to ask you to be sure to check out our Class of ’64 website,, which is being updated and maintained by our friend Bob Burns,
from his home in the Alaskan north country. Our plan is to keep the website
updated and current between now and our big 50th Reunion (2014 is closer than
you think!) as a means of facilitating contacts among members of our class.
Check it out. And thanks, Bob, again for all your hard work.

Heard from my old friend Allan Warshawsky, who has been living in Israel for
more than thirty years. He reports that he has been an active member of the
Board of Governors at Ben Gurion University (BGU), for about 25 years, and also
is a member of the BGU audit committee.  Find out more from him by e-mailing
Allan at


Former two-time All-American forward in league’s top 50

TROY, N.Y. – As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, ECAC Hockey has comprised
its top 50 players to recognize the storied history of the League and honor its significant
players. The league announced the first installment of honorees and former Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (RPI) standout Bob Brinkworth ’64 was among that group.

A two-time National All-America First Team forward, Brinkworth played 71 games for
the Engineers from 1961 to 1964, leading the team in goals three times, assists once and
points twice. He compiled 110 goals and 106 assists for 216 points and currently ranks
third in program history in goals, seventh in assists and third in points. He was second in
goals and points and third in assists upon graduating in 1964, having led the team to a 44-
27-1 (.618) record in his tenure.

A native of Toronto, Ont., Brinkworth had 41 goals, including a school record nine hat
tricks, and 30 assists for 71 points in 22 games as a sophomore – his first year eligible to
play varsity hockey. He was the ECAC Sophomore of the Year.

He was then named ECAC Player of the Year and All-American following both his
junior and senior years. In his second season he had 34 goals and 41 assists for 75 points
– good for fifth in school history – in 23 games. The next year he had 70 points on 35
goals and 35 assists in 26 games as RPI’s captain.

Brinkworth, a three-time All-ECAC First Team honoree, ranks among the NCAA’s all-
time leaders in several categories. He is third in goals per game in a career (1.54), fourth
in goals per game in a season (1.86 in 1961-62), fifth in points per game in a career (3.04)
and seventh in assists per game in a career (1.49).

Following college, Brinkworth played professionally in the Central Professional Hockey
League (CPHL), the American Hockey League (AHL) and the International Hockey
League (IHL). He won two Turner Cups in the IHL before retiring in 1974 after nine
seasons and 335 points as a pro.

Last November he joined Adam Oates ’85, Joe Juneau ’91, Ned Harkness and Frank
Chiarelli ’55 in the Rensselaer Hockey Ring of Honor.

Currently the head coach of the Florida Gulf Coast University club team, Brinkworth has
led the team to five national championship appearances since joining FGCU in 2002.

The top 50 players in ECAC Hockey history were determined by a selection committee
made up of former coaches and media members. The others joining Brinkworth in the
first group are Ken Dryden (Cornell ’69), Mark Fusco (Harvard ’83), Brian Mueller
(Clarkson ’95) and Joe Mullen (Boston College ’79).

The league will release the names of five players every two weeks throughout the season
leading up the championship in March 18-19 in Atlantic City.

This is an update from STAN BROWN

I have been pursuing a career direction that has proven so satisfying and
meaningful that I now have no intention of ever retiring. The activity is
Job Search Coaching. Since the work is done over the phone and the Internet,
I can have an international practice and do it from my home office or while
traveling. I love it and so much enjoy being directly helpful to others, not
for the sake of the corporation.

I have been able to leverage my Coaching from my years since 1992 when I
began helping people in job transition. I started the non-profit Minneapolis
Job Support Workshop in 1994. I have grown as the Workshop has expanded,

serving thousands of people. Also, I bring to my Coaching experience lots of
diverse corporate work that helps me to understand my client's experiences
and challenges.

Job Search Coaching is quite different from Life Coaching and Executive
Coaching, at least as I interpret them. In those latter roles, which are
indeed quite important and well respected, the client knows her/his job and
organization or self and is the expert and thus the Coach helps in setting
goals and guiding the client through a process of meeting the goals. But for
me in Job Search Coaching, I have much experience with the process of job
search, I am the expert.

I take great pride in being, what I consider, both very professional and
very compassionate in my approach. I take people through assessment,
strategy, developing powerful job search tools and getting fulfilling
results. I intentionally don't sell big packages of time and I allow many
job seekers, who have limited resources while they are out of work, to defer
the bulk of charges (at a higher rate) until they are reemployed. (And then
they can pay over six months.) Of course, some of my classmates will say
that is crazy and I will get "burned" extending credit to people at a
distance. But I don't care. I love what I do and I do what seems right: I
have an inherent belief in people.

Of course I've had clients in MN. But they have also been in FL, NC, NJ, VA
and Mexico.

Anyone who is interested can call Stan Brown at 952-943-0718 or see my Web site, for more information.


Have a great holiday.

Best regards,

Stan Brown, RPI '64
Stan Brown + Associates, LLC
Job Search Coaching, Marketing Consulting
6908 Antrim Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55439
612-296-9129 (mobile)

Received a note from Steve Shapiro:

I've retired after 30 years @ Gillette and now I'm a full-time marketing
professor @ Babson College. I teach both U/G and MBA downtown
Boston. Most importantly, Lisa (Sage '67) and I go to all of the RPI hockey
games when they come to Harvard and Brown...wearing my RPI Hockey cap, of

Best regards,

Steve Shapiro
21 March 2011

And from Edwin Kay:

I am currently on a Fulbright Fellowship, which is supporting my
teaching of Computer Science at Ashesi University College, Accra,
Ghana. It has been unremittingly hot from the day we arrived here in
August, so I have no sympathy for the foul weather you have endured
this winter; I envy it.

| Edwin J. Kay
| |
| CSE, 19 Memorial Drive West | PHONE: (610)758-3623 |
| Lehigh U (204 Packard Lab) | FAX:(610)758-4096 |
| Bethlehem PA 18015
| Associate Chair, Computer Science and Engineering |
| Co-Director, Computer Science and Business Program |
| Web page:
| Fulbright Scholar, Ashesi University College 2010-11 |
| Accra, Ghana

Jim McGuire, BS PHYS '64, lives much of the year in Osprey, Florida an hour south of Tampa.
Nearby is Pine View High School, a school for the gifted with excellent students. Jim is looking for
people who might have something in science and engineering that would be of interest to these
gifted students at a high school ranked in the top 20 best high schools in the US. If interested,
please contact Jim at: . This year Jim is stepping down as Chair of the
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at Tulane University in New Orleans. He has
been recently elected as Secretary-Treasurer of theTopical Group of the American Physical
Society in Energy Research and Applications (GERA).