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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 23 years.
   Calvin Zippin, SPH '53 (ScD), has received a Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute. He is currently professor emeritus of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco.


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 that outlines his experience with the use of I.V. Benadryl for a variety of headaches.
   Dennis F. Hasson, Engr '55, has attained the status of professor emeritus from the United States Naval Academy, where he was a professor of mechanical engineering prior to his retirement.


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


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 neurosurgery.
   Roger W. Titus, A&S '63, writes: "On November 17, 2003, I took office as a United States District Judge assigned to the Southern Division of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Prior to becoming a member of the judiciary, I was the partner in charge of the Montgomery County office of Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP."


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."
   Roger Lowenstein, Bol '65, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, a public charter school, has been elected to the board of trustees of Southwestern University School of Law.
   Myra Moss (Rolle), A&S '65, has written Mussolini's Fascist Philosopher, a new look at controversial 20th-century thinker Giovanni Gentile. She is a professor of government and philosophy at Claremont McKenna College in California.
   Robert Shilkret, A&S '65, has been named Norma Cutts Dafoe Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College. He has been a member of the faculty at Mount Holyoke since 1972. He has also served as department chair, dean of studies, and acting dean of faculty on three occasions.


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.
   Philip S. Perlman, A&S '66, has been appointed senior scientific officer at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is currently a professor of molecular biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, a position that he will leave July 1.
   H. Russell Wright Jr., A&S '66, was recently installed as the president of the Baltimore County Medical Society. He continues his otolaryngology and allergy practice in the Towson area. His wife, Judy, is his practice manager and allergy nurse. Their son, Alex, is currently a captain on active duty with the USMC, and their daughter, Morgan, is a freshman at Davidson College. Wright recently retired as a colonel from the Maryland National Guard.


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.
   Glenn Marcus, A&S '70, has completed his first major documentary film after 25 years of commissioning such works at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Public Broadcasting Service. His film on the new World War II Memorial in Washington premiered in prime time on PBS on May 30. A companion book is also in the works. Marcus also teaches graduate seminars on film in the Communication in Contemporary Society program at the Krieger School's Washington, D.C. Center. 1971 Ed Baker, A&S '71, has recently published a new book, Restoration Letters: The Cid Corman/Ed Baker Letters 1972-1978. He also produces artwork, which can be seen at


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.
   Wayne C. Matus, A&S '72, writes: "I am delighted to announce that I have just joined the international law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP in their New York office. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is among the 10 largest law practices in the world. Our founding U.S. and U.K. firms each began over a century ago. Mayer Brown has more than 1,400 lawyers in seven U.S. and six European cities. We also have consulting offices in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as an independent correspondent relationship in Mexico City."


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 Sun-Times.
   Michael Privitera, A&S '76, director of the Cincinnati Epilepsy Center at the Neuroscience Institute and professor and vice chair of neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has been named Greater Cincinnati's top innovator in health care for 2004 by the Cincinnati Business Courier.


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."
   Jeffrey R. Levenson, A&S '78, has been appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to the Broward County bench. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1981 and served as a federal prosecutor prior to his appointment as a state judge. Levenson is married and resides in Parkland, Florida, with his wife and five children. He interviews prospective Hopkins students through the National Alumni Schools Committee.
   Ellen Sussman, A&S '78 (MA), has published her first novel, On a Night Like This, with Warner Books. It will be published in seven different languages and is a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate. Visit her Web site at She lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in Northern California.


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."
   Stephen Stelting, Engr '79, is a Java technology specialist at Sun Microsystems. Over the past decade, he has worked in the software development and technical training fields for customers in the United States and Europe. His book, Applied Java Patterns, has just been published in Spanish, its fourth translated edition.


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"


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"
   Monique Maddy, SAIS '86, has published Learning to Love Africa: My Journey from Africa to Harvard Business School and Back, a memoir of her attempt to regain her family's proud legacy in the midst of the chaos of daily life in Africa.


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 site at
   J. Christopher McCartie, Med '89, recently joined the medical staff of Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center as the director of pediatric care. Crotched Mountain is a charitable organization dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families.
   Eric Norton, A&S '89, and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their sixth child, Helen Theresa, on January 1. He writes: "I remind everyone about the July 21-24 AAFCP conference in Omaha, 'Introducing Natural Procreative Technology to the World.'"


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 single.
   Germaine (Gem) Owen, Engr '90, has recently published a book of poetry entitled I Could Live Like a Bird. She is a physician and currently lives in Florida.


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."
   Maria Antonia Garces, A&S '92 (MA), '94 (PhD), associate professor of Hispanic studies and director of Romance Studies at Cornell University, has been awarded the 34th annual James Russell Lowell Prize for her book Poetry and the Fate of the Senses.
   Brian Lukacz, A&S '92, a major in the United States Marine Corps, is currently on active duty in Iraq. His wife, Emily ("Mimi") Spencer Lukacz, A&S '92, writes: "His reserve squadron was activated in January, and they left for Iraq in February. He's flying UH-1 (Hueys) around Fallujah ... clearly not an ideal vacation spot. He's scheduled to be there for one year with an anticipated return date of March 5. His email address is, and his mail address is Maj Brian Lukacz; HMLA 775 - Airframes Div; UIC 42075; FPO AP 96426-2075."


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
   Tal Weitzman, Engr '93, writes: "I married Vanessa Porudominsky last November in Boca Raton, Florida. We are living in New York City. It was great to see Hopkins friends at our wedding, including Jon Paiken, A&S '93; Seth Morgulas, A&S '93; Rob Easton, A&S '93; Ethane Schonik, A&S '94; Mike Ponticiello, Engr '92, SPSBE '95; Shreya Patel, A&S '94; Jodi Ready, A&S '93; and Nayan Sivamurthy, A&S '93."


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.
   Michael Hersch, Peab '95, '97 (MM), has released his debut recording entitled Michael Hersch-Chamber Music. His works have been commissioned and performed throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Asia. He has received the Prix de Rome and the Berlin Prize, as well as a number of other highly prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Composers Award, and prizes from both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP.
   T. Michael Nguyen, Med '95, received the 2003 Focus Award from Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted during the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons' annual meeting. Nguyen is a volunteer member of EyeCare America and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He currently works for Eye Associates Northwest in Washington as a vitreo-retinal specialist.


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 Spanish classes."
   Robin Jacobson, A&S '96, writes: "I will be moving from Oregon to Pennsylvania this summer with my lovely 2-year-old daughter, Lily, to join the faculty of Bucknell University in the political science department. My email is"
   Luis F. Ruiz, A&S '96, is engaged to Molly Voss. Their wedding is scheduled for October 2004 in Alexandria, Virginia. Luis is a business process and strategy consultant for BearingPoint and is completing an MBA at William & Mary.


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.
   Julian Lawrence Gargiulo, Peab '97 (MM), has a new CD out titled Preludes-Live from Italy. More information is available at
   Beth (Bowman) Jere, A&S '97, writes: "Hopkins has really been a central theme in my life in the past few years. After our engagement at Homecoming 2002, my husband, Rabbie, and I were married in New York City later that year. We have since relocated to Baltimore, where I am in the Hopkins MPH program. Finally, our new addition to our family, Jack, was born on February 7 at Hopkins Hospital."
   Alexander Kuhns, A&S '97, a captain in the U.S. Army, is currently serving in Iraq. His mother writes: "He served four years active duty under the ROTC program. After the 9/11 attack, he really wanted to be a part of the solution, so he persuaded the Reserve to send him to the Defense Language Institute (he had studied one year of Arabic at Johns Hopkins) in Monterey, California. He graduated last May with high honors and was activated soon after graduation. In early December 2003, he was deployed to Iraq. His language ability is very much needed there, and we have to let him serve his country. In the meantime, we ask anyone who has known him in the Johns Hopkins community to pray for his mission and for the peace so desired by the world. If anyone wishes to send him a few word of encouragement, his address is: Capt. Alex Kuhns; THT,2-1 IN.; 3-2 SBCT; APO, AE 09385."
   Dylan C. Penningroth, A&S '97 (MA), '00 (PhD), has published The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South.


George Ajjan, Engr '98, is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey's 8th district.
   Brian Bird, A&S '98, SPH '00, writes: "I completed my Peace Corps assignment in Kazakhstan early in light of the events of September 11. I am currently in my second year of my DVM/PhD program at the University of California at Davis, School of Medicine. I spent the past summer working in Switzerland on an incredibly devastating viral disease of pigs and had a great time eating, hiking, and making friends in the Alps. This summer I will begin my PhD research on virus pathogenesis at the Special Pathogens Branch of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. I'd love to hear from you at"
    Jeff Burns, A&S '98, married Sarah Weber in St. Louis in August. Kevin Ruse, Engr '97, was one of the groomsmen. Burns writes: "We honeymooned in San Francisco and live in Connecticut. My wife is an elementary school teacher, and I am in an orthopaedic surgery residency program at the University of Connecticut."
   Geoffrey Gettinger, A&S '98, married Erica Preston, A&S '99, on March 14. Among those attending were Ruth Walsh, A&S '79; Bob Walsh, A&S '81; Joshua Taylor, A&S '97; John Thomas, A&S '98; Josephine Albert, A&S '98; Michael Albert, A&S '98; Joshua Cohen, A&S '99; John Debes, A&S '99; Alexandra Surcel, A&S '00; Shelley Fairweather, A&S '00, Bol '99; Thomas Noone, A&S '00; Ned Parent, A&S '00; Gregory Schnippel, SAIS '05.
   Jill Smith, A&S '98, is living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and would like to connect with CTY alumni in the Boston area. CTY alumni in their 20s or older are invited to e-mail her at


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 graduating class.
   Daniel Rippe, Peab '00, is the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council 2004 Individual Artist Award in solo instrumental performance on viola da gamba. He recently completed his edition of Louis Couperi-Music for Viols from the Bauyn Manuscript for RipMeister Publications, which he founded in 2002.


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!"

In Memoriam

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.

Heritage Awards
Recognizes outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

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.

William H. Jarrett, Med '58, has been the class of 1958's representative since the 1960s and currently serves as the senior class representative for the School of Medicine. He was a four-term member of the Alumni Council, has been an active supporter of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter, and currently serves on the Development Steering Committee for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognize personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

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.

Pierre Perrin, SPH '82, has served as chief medical officer of the International Committee of the Red Cross since 1997. He has sought solutions to complex medical and humanitarian problems, from the disasters of war to earthquakes, famine, and persecution. Perrin led the training program for health professionals at ICRC headquarters in Geneva and developed the world-renowned H.E.L.P. course to upgrade professionalism in humanitarian assistance programs conducted in emergency situations.

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