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Morris Wessel, A&S '39, actively practiced primary pediatrics in New Haven for 42 years, retiring from practice in 1993. He continues as a consulting pediatrician at Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic, the oldest child guidance clinic in the U.S. Wessel is actively involved in the development of the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut, one of the first hospice buildings to be designed specifically for this purpose. He is very involved in the activities of the Slifka Hillel Center at Yale University and at the Institute of Social Policy, also at Yale. Wessel recently published an article in Pediatrics in Review (June 2003), titled "The Primary Pediatrician's Role When a Death Occurs in One's Practice."
Wallace L. Salzman, A&S '47, has written Ortho-Para, a trilogy of treatises that challenge traditional views on the evolution of matter, man, and civilization. The three volumes are: If You'll Be My Today, I'll Be Your Tomorrow; Our Journey to Fulfillment; and Passion's Experiment.
Anthony M. (Mac) Smith, Engr '53, retired in June 2003,
having completed a "very exciting and rewarding engineering
career." He published his second book in November 2003,
titled RCM-Gateway to World Class Maintenance, as a legacy
of his experiences in maintenance engineering over the past
Herbert L. Fred, Med '54, has been presented the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine's 2004 Distinguished Teacher Award. The award is given annually to a fellow or master of the college who has demonstrated the ennobling qualities of a great teacher as judged by the acclaim and accomplishments of former students.
Francis Ghidoni, A&S '55, writes: "I presented some medical
research at the first international congress in emergency
medicine in Stresa, Italy, in September 2001. "I am
semi-retired with life membership in both the Academy of
Family Practice and American College of Emergency
Physicians." Dr. Ghidoni has a page on the national
headache Web site at
www.headachecare.com that outlines his experience with
the use of I.V. Benadryl for a variety of headaches.
James M. Kallis, Engr '60, has separated from Raytheon Corporation after 31 years of service at Hughes Aircraft Company and Raytheon. He has formed a one-person company, Kallis Technical Services, offering reliability and durability engineering services to government contractors, agencies, and commercial companies. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Edward Laws, Med '63, received the prestigious Gentle Giant
award in Orlando on May 5, 2004, to recognize his
dedication in the field of pituitary medicine and
Charles B. Dew, A&S '64 (PhD), the Charles Keller Professor of History at Williams College, has also been named the college's Ephraim Williams Professor of American History. His most recent book, Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War, won the 2001 Fletcher Pratt Award from the Civil War Round Table of New York City.
Rick Kaufmann, A&S '65, writes: "Still enjoying health,
happiness, watery adventures, and romance-over 60! I became
engaged to another JHU graduate, Marilynn Katatsky, A&S '72
(PhD), in September. She is not only gorgeous and bright,
but is an accomplished rider on my frisky quarter horse,
Trooper. Still racing across the Chesapeake Bay in our
Maryland Natural Resources Police cruisers and am now in
charge of our Annapolis Big Boat Police Unit."
Alexander Kueh, A&S '66, SPH '76, was recognized by Johns
Hopkins Medicine and Dr. Gabe Kelen, chair of emergency
medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, for his distinguished
career in health care.
Bobbie (Glick) Fine, SPSBE '70 (MEd), '77 (MS), was named
the 2003-2004 Outstanding Adjunct Professor in the social
sciences division of Howard Community College, where she
has been an instructor since 1996. She teaches criminal
justice, criminology, juvenile delinquency, and business
law, and has taught education for early childhood classes.
Fine holds a BS degree from Towson University and a law
degree from the University of Baltimore Law School. A
resident of Columbia, Maryland, she has been practicing law
in Howard County since 1983.
Mark Derr, A&S '72, '73 (MA), has published a new paperback
edition of his book, Dog's Best Friend, which takes a
comprehensive tour of the dog-human relationship.
Noel Lester, Peab '73, '75 (MM), '84 (DMA), writes: "My newest CD, Brian Dykstra: Concert Rags, has just been released by Centaur Records. I recently performed Mozart's C Minor Concerto with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and toured Texas with my trio, the Guilford Trio."
Medio Waldt, A&S '74, has been named vice president of marketing for Corporate Express Inc.
Patricia L. Rosenfield, Engr '75 (PhD), has co-edited Expanding the Boundaries of Health and Social Science, a collection of case studies illustrating interdisciplinary research and innovation.
Carlos Mock, A&S '76, has written a novel, Borrowing Time:
A Latino Sexual Odyssey, a portrayal of a sexual and
political coming of age in America. He is the Laura S.
Washington Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at
DePaul University and a columnist for the Chicago
Ernesto "Tito" Bustamante, Med '78, writes: "I have
returned to the U.S. after working for 22 years in my
native Peru. In Peru, I remain scientific director of
BioGenomica. However, I decided to come back to academic
life. Currently, I am on the faculty of the School of
Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. In 2003, I received a Concept Award granted by the
U.S. Department of Defense to work in breast cancer. I have
five children, so despite my present midlife crisis, we can
say I've been creative and active."
Lawrence Kessner, A&S '79, writes: "March marked the
five-year anniversary of the death of my first wife, Audrey
Bernstein Kessner, A&S '80, whom many of my classmates knew
well. I married again in May 2002, to Helen Thackray, a
pediatrician and pharmaceuticals executive. I've had an
eclectic career involving lawyering, newspaper reporting,
and writing a spy novel, but over the last 15 years, it's
been mostly entrepreneurial-I've owned radio stations,
started up the Baltimore Sun's Web site, had a stint as a
dot-com executive, and now am CEO of Celadon Laboratories
Inc. I have lived in Bethesda for the last 20 years and
have two children, Andrew and Jane."
Matthew May, A&S '81, has recently published Absolute Impact: The Drive for Personal Leadership, an exploration of the meaning of life and work, and guide to self-examination and discovery. May is the founder and president of Aevitas Learning, an L.A.-based executive development consulting firm.
Paul Sullivan, A&S '84 (PhD), has written Xuxub Must Die: The Lost Histories of a Murder on the Yucatan, a recounting and investigation of a tragedy in 19th-century Mexico that became a legendary Mayan tale.
David Biderman, A&S '85, writes: "I recently was featured on the cover of Waste Age Magazine, an industry publication about the always exciting garbage business. Life in northern Virginia is exciting and busy as always with three kids, a working spouse, work, and now a cute little puppy. I'd love to hear from some of my former classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Mary E. Goulet, A&S '86, writes: "The new musical Worlds
Away, for which I created the music and the story concept,
is scheduled to open August 2004 in New York City. The
official Web site for the musical is
Robert D. Manning, A&S '89 (MA), became the Caroline Werner
Gannett Professor of the Humanities in 2001 at Rochester
Institute of Technology and was promoted to University
Professor and special assistant to the provost in 2003. His
book, Credit Card Nation, received the Outstanding
Sociological Practice Award. His new financial literacy
program for college students was featured on CNBC and CSPAN
this winter. His last testimony before the U.S. House
Financial Services Committee led to a syndicated column by
Ralph Nader on the increase of consumer abuse by the credit
card industry. More information can be found on his Web
Rachel Carpenter, A&S '90, has a written Are You My
Husband?, a parody of the children's classic Are You My
Mother? The illustrated book follows the adventures of
Little Chick, who wakes up one day to find herself 30 and
Kirsten Kay (Carter) Barre, A&S '92, and husband Doug
Barre, A&S '92, write: "We're pleased to announce the birth
of our second son, Corwin Drew. He joins big brother Kieran
who just turned 2. Doug continues to enjoy life as a
professional comic book writer and a full time work-at-home
dad, while I love serving as pastor at St. Paul's United
Methodist in Tarzana."
Angela Revis Taylor, Peabody '93, '94, '97 (MM), and her
husband, Dan, recently took a trip to the Mexican Riviera.
A Web designer by day, Taylor has posted an online
scrapbook from their trip at
Rebecca Gordon Kittrell, A&S '94, and her husband, Gary, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Florence. Olivia was born on January 30, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
Roger Goldberg, SPH '95, has written Ever Since I Had My
Baby, a guide to understanding, treating, and preventing
the most common physical aftereffects of pregnancy and
childbirth. Goldberg practices urogynecology and
reconstructive pelvic surgery in the Chicago area and is a
clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology at
Northwestern University Medical School.
Heather Kurtines Castro, A&S '96, writes: "I married
Patrick Castro on May 16, 2003, in Maryland. Bridesmaids
included Sue Srinivasan, A&S '95 and Rebecca Manno, A&S
'98. Other Hopkins alumni in attendance were Stephanie
(Fasold) Colleton, A&S '96; Allison (Lampton) Yoder, A&S
'97; Sharon (Zanoni) McMeel, A&S '95; Cort McMeel, A&S '94;
Carolyn Cooper, A&S '96; Dara Rosenbaum, A&S '97. We are
currently living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Patrick is
stationed with the U.S. Coast Guard. I am working as a
substitute teacher in the federal school system and taking
Jim Applebaum, A&S '97 (MA), teaches literature and writing
at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. He advises the
weekly student newspaper and the annual literary review,
directs an annual exchange with a secondary school in
Russia, and is directing a young writers camp at
Mercersburg. He is married to Laurie Mufson, chair of
Mercersburg's arts department. She is the stepdaughter of
the late Jonas Cohen, Med '42.
George Ajjan, Engr '98, is a Republican candidate for the
U.S. Congress in New Jersey's 8th district.
Antonio Williams, SPSBE '99 (MS), has been promoted to chief in the Baltimore Police Department, where he has served for 17 years. He is married with two children.
Michael R. Lawrence, Peab '00, has made a documentary film
titled Aaron Shearer: Life with the Guitar. Shearer
initiated the first conservatory-level guitar program in
America at Peabody, and Lawrence was a member of his first
Amanda Shafer, A&S '01, a third-year student at Georgetown Law School, is the subject of March's "Spotlight" section of the ABA's Student Lawyer Magazine.
Kyle Stelma, SAIS '02, has been named to the advisory board of GradPac, a national non-partisan political action committee comprised of graduates of West Point, Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He is a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C.
Stephen Myrow, SAIS '04, writes: "I have been afforded the opportunity to serve as a member of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. I do not know my definitive return date, but I anticipate being back in Washington permanently by mid- to late summer. I have guaranteed Jessica that there will be a safe buffer between the transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqi people and the transfer of my sovereignty to her on our wedding day!"
1933: Philip Myers, A&S '33, died in February. He had recently endowed a professorship in Yiddish Language Literature and Culture in memory of his parents, Zelda and Myer Tandetnik.
1934: C. Umhau Wolf, A&S '34, a Lutheran minister and biblical scholar who was pastor of St. Paul's and Hope Lutheran churches, died in February. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
1937: William Ambach Eichengreen, A&S '37, a translator, died on February 24. During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps in New Guinea and the Philippines. He then worked as a translator of six languages and represented major legal publishers to Washington area law firms. After his retirement, he spent a year in Korea and Japan studying Zen Buddhism.
1938: Oliver B. Taylor, A&S '38, died in early February.
1940: Richard C. Clay, Med '40, the chief of surgery at the Miami Heart Institute for 15 years, died in January. He was clinical professor at the University of Miami Medical School. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and bicycling. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two granddaughters.
1940: Charles W. Perry, Engr '40 (PhD), a retired chemical engineer, died on December 24, 2003. Mr. Perry, who wrote 16 publications and held two patents, retired in 1999 as a senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency. He was a member of several professional engineering organizations, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a member of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church in Maryland, an avid reader, and a Civil War buff.
1948: Patricia Dexter, A&S '48 (MA), president of a heating and air-conditioning firm, died in February. A member of the Baltimore Country Club, she played bridge and golf, and sailed and raced a 40-foot Owens cutter on the Chesapeake Bay. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, and six grandchildren.
1948: Thomas F. McGough, PH '48 (MPH), public health director for Alexandria, Virginia, for 20 years, died on February 23. He was an adjunct professor of nursing at Georgetown University and a fellow in the American Public Health Association, a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine, and a diplomat with the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
1949: Frederick Talbot DeCock, Engr '49, died on December 18, 2003. He was a member of the Scabbard and Blade Society.
1949: Daniel J. Torrance, Med '49, died on October 20, 2003. He also did his residency in radiology at Hopkins and remained an associate professor there until 1963.
1950: Urban E. Leimkuhler, Engr '50, a civil engineer and World War II veteran, died on January 26. He was a computer enthusiast and enjoyed growing orchids and African violets. He was an avid Orioles fan and a longtime member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville. He is survived by five sons and a daughter.
1951: John Marshall Morgan, A&S '51, a Severna Park, Maryland, insurance broker and avid golfer, died in December 2003. A past president of the Maryland State Golf Association and of the Gibson Island Club, he was a member of the Elkridge Club, Sons of the Revolution, and Sons of the Colonial Wars. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.
1952: James H. McKay, A&S '52, Engr '67 (PhD), who helped design and later oversaw construction and operation of the Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model on Kent Island, died in December 2003. He worked on construction of Liberty Dam and the Harbor Tunnel before joining the Army Corps of Engineers in 1967 as an engineer.
1952: Eleanor W. Serio, Nurs '52, a retired Baltimore County school nurse, died in December 2003. In 1992, she retired from Dulaney High School. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Owings Mills, Maryland, where she taught adult Sunday school. Ms. Serio is survived by two sons.
1952: Carl C. Simmons, Engr '52, died on January 19 in Santa Barbara, California. He retired as a mechanical engineer at 3M Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota.
1955: Hans Severiens, A&S '55 (PhD), founder of the Band of Angels investor group in Menlo Park, California, died in February. He was an avid hiker, loved the Bach Choral Society, and helped support the annual celebration of the Dutch National Day to foster heritage among his fellow expatriates from the Netherlands.
1957: William Harry Close, SPSBE '57, died on October 16, 2003. He suffered cardiac arrest several hours after quadruple bypass surgery. He is survived by his wife and five children.
1958: Lutz Leopold, A&S '58 (PhD), a professor of physics emeritus at Georgetown University, died February 11. He was an associate professor at the University of Mississippi for two years before he joined Georgetown's faculty. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandchildren.
1963: Judith Bowker, A&S '63 (MA), died in February. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and two children, Matthew and Sarah.
1965: Patricia Ruppert Nelson, A&S '65 (MA), '71 (PhD), former director of the sentencing guidelines project for Maryland's administrative office of the courts in Annapolis, died on December 21, 2003. She was past chairman of the board of directors of Wider Opportunities for Women, a research organization based in Washington, D.C., and an active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia.
1970: H. Diane Russell, A&S '70 (PhD), an art historian and scholar of baroque graphic art, died in March. From 1990 until her retirement in 1998, she held the position of curator and head of the department of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art, where she had served as a curator since 1964. She is survived by her partner, Jodi Watts.
1973: Joseph L. Merchant, SPSBE '73 (MS), died last year. He is survived by his wife, Roberta.
1973: Patrick C. Toole, SPSBE '73 (MEd), a retired teacher, died in October. He taught for 30 years for the Baltimore County school system and served two years in the army during the Korean War. A resident of Overlea, Maryland, Toole was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, and American Legion. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and their families.
1974: Cornelia E. Harper, A&S '74 (MLA), a homemaker and volunteer who played tennis until she was in her 80s, died in January. She was a communicant of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, past president of the International Center of the YWCA in Baltimore, and a certified Braille instructor. She is survived by her son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.
1991: James Wenz, Med '91, and his wife, Lidia Wenz, were killed on January 20 in an automobile accident. Dr. James Wenz was chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an attending surgeon at both Bayview and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His wife was on the Johns Hopkins faculty until 2001, when she left to spend more time with their two children.
1993: Elizabeth Ann Yingling-Hossler, SPSBE '93, vice president of Yingling General Tire Service Inc., died in January. Ms. Hossler, who lived in Westminster, Maryland, was an avid golfer and tennis player and a member of the Piney Branch Golf Club and Carroll Racquet Club. She also enjoyed cooking, collecting art, and interior decorating.
Loretta Hicks, Nurs '37, is secretary of the Pittsburgh alumni chapter, a position she has held for nearly 30 years. During that time, she has shepherded the chapter and coordinated virtually every local alumni event. In her many years of service, Hicks has distinguished herself through her positive attitude and extraordinary commitment to Johns Hopkins University.
Arie L. Kopelman, A&S '60, has a longstanding reputation in New York as a philanthropist and supporter of the arts. Currently vice chairman at Chanel Inc., he has been director of the Municipal Art Society, the New York Ballet, and the Upper East Side Historical District; served on the board of directors for the Center of Photography at Woodstock, the Nantucket Historical Society, the Heinz Award, the Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, the executive committee of the New York Urban League; and was trustee of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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