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With Charlotte Golden, The Dayton Jewish Observer

Charlotte Golden

Brandeis University has named Andrew Flagel its new senior vice president for students and enrollment, the school’s top admissions and student life position. Andrew, who began work Sept. 1, served as dean of admissions and associate vice president of enrollment development at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. At Brandeis, he’ll oversee the division of student affairs, including athletics, student activities, community living, the interfaith chaplaincy, orientation, the health center, psychological counseling center and other departments. He’ll also provide oversight in enrollment management, including the offices of admissions and student financial services. Andrew has also served as director of admissions and recruitment at the University of Michigan Flint campus, director of enrollment and public relations at the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and regional director of admissions at George Washington University. He is the son of Marni and Dick Flagel.

Hartzell Fan Inc. of Piqua has hired Sam Rajkovich as vice president of sales and marketing activities in the U.S. and internationally. Sam, who received his bachelor’s degree from Wright State and his MBA from Ohio State, previously served as director of sales and marketing at Lau in Dayton.

Among the honorees for the Savor the Moment style show and luncheon to benefit Hospice of Dayton on Sept. 16 were Larry Glickler, one of the first volunteers and first members of The Hospice of Dayton Board and past board chair; Roz Nelson, author of publications on grief counseling with 30 years of service as a volunteer and past board member; Walter Ohlmann, past board chair of Hospice and first board chair of The Hospice of Dayton Foundation; and Marshall Ruchman, past board chair of Hospice and its foundation. The Levin Family Foundation was a title sponsor of the event.

Mimsy Goodman, better known to longtime Daytonians as Mimsy Hammerman, daughter of the late Anne and Ben Hammerman, has published her second book, Too Much Togetherness: Surviving Retirement As a Couple ( She says the book examines the bumpy transition from career to retirement and addresses “the particular issue of what happens to couples who find themselves together all the time.”

Robert Johnson and his wife, Ariella Perlman, have returned to the area. Rob was principal horn player with the Dayton Philharmonic for the 2009-10 season. Last year, he and Ariella headed to Richmond, Va. where he had a gig with that city’s symphony. Now, he’s accepted a one-year appointment in his hometown, as acting assistant principal/utility horn with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. On opening night, Sept. 10, he performed with his father-in-law, the concert’s guest soloist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman. “We do, however, miss Dayton, but are very happy to be closer,” Rob said.


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