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MEYER LIBAUER, of Baltimore, LLB Univ. of Maryland '29, writes: "Our son, HOWARD B. LIBAUER, works in China as general manager of a factory that makes machinery for a Swiss Industrial Group. He speaks Chinese and has worked in China for the last 15 years for various firms."
WILLIAM A. KEMPER, of Denver, writes: "My most time-consuming, current project is writing my memoirs. These are not intended for publication, but rather for younger generations of my family and my great friends, if I finish before they pass on. These writings give a glimpse of life in the 20s and 30s, which contrast to today. Other than this, I still enjoy, with younger friends, skiing, mountain trails, biking, swimming, as much as I can; perhaps I will have to cut back some because of accidents and injuries."
1933 ScD (A&S): HARRY G. DAY, who retired from his positions at Indiana University in 1976, is still active in the chemistry department and is the author of its complete history, The Development of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington, 1929-1991. Each year, he is honored by the Harry G. Day Lectureship in Chemistry, which was established in 1987 as a result of donations by friends, colleagues, and students of Dr. Day. He is involved in many professional organizations and is the co-author of approximately 200 scientific publications.
HERMAN "MIKE" ALBERS, of Virginia Beach, Va., writes: "I have
enjoyed a diversified career in major electrical installations,
including test facilities for NACA; Bay Bridge Tunnel
(Chesapeake, Virginia); and other large military and civic
ELMER F. HANSEN, of Fort Myers, Fla., is retired from General
Electric. He writes: "I live at Shell Point Retirement Community
on the Caloosahatchi River with my second wife, Allison. We are
active at the "Chapel by the Sea" Presbyterian Church on Fort
W. EVERETT "BEAU" SMITH, JD Univ. of Maryland '49, of Columbia, S.C., has written a book, Twelve Theophonic Teachings of the Bible. He writes: "At my age, when you're told 'publish or perish,' you don't fool around!"
SIDNEY OFFIT has been awarded the New School University's Teaching Excellence Award. Offit, author of novels, books for young readers, and a recent memoir, has been conducting writing workshops at the New School for more than three decades. He is the first member of the writing faculty to receive the university award.
DON ALLEBACH, MBA Kansas Univ. '64, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., is
retired. He is on the board for Habitat for Humanity, is a member
of the Rotary Club, and holds offices at his church. He enjoys
RONALD B. BERGGREN, received the Special Achievement Award for 2000 from the Trustees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
WENDELL A. "SMITTY" SMITH, JD Univ. of Michigan '59, of Holmdel, N.J., is senior partner with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel.
1954 MA (A&S): W.R. MOBLEY, BA West Liberty State College '51, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, is retired and now works as a freelance medical editor.
JOHN "JACK" E. ARMSTRONG JR., of Timonium, Md., is retired. In
1997, he had a double hernia operation and in 1998, a total knee
replacement and heart bypass surgery. Luckily, 1999 and 2000 have
been surgery free, and he is still playing golf!
RICHARD ELLIS, MD (Med) '61, of Weston, Conn., writes: "I have retired after 30 years as a radiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I have moved to beautiful Weston. I would love to see any classmates from Hopkins."
CHUCK LOUGHRAN, of Oakland, Calif., writes: "In March 2000, I
retired from full-time employment with the federal courts for the
Ninth Circuit. I've started an arbitration, mediation, and
fact-finding practice specializing in labor and employment
matters. I also am working on an idea for a non-fiction book,
which, if accepted by a publisher, would be out in 2002. I'm
calling my retirement 'renewment.'" He is married and has four
DAVID R. LAWRENCE writes: "After 31 years in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, my wife, Ashley, and I are enjoying retirement in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina."
ZACHARY DAVID GROSSMAN is the co-author of All the Right Moves: A Financial Road Map for the College Senior and New Graduate. The book is a "clear, cogent guide to personal finance for Generations X and Y." '64
1970 PhD (A&S): RICHARD HELGERSON, BA University of California-Riverside '63, who is professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has published Adulterous Alliances (University of Chicago Press, November 2000).
A. LEE DELLON, MD (Med) '70, has developed a technique to restore
sensation to diabetic feet, preventing ulceration and amputation.
He has had three books, 50 book chapters, and 290 papers
published and sits on the editorial boards of eight journals.
1969 PhD (A&S): DAVID KIRBY, BA Louisiana State Univ. '66, of Tallahassee, Fla., has published The House of Blue Light, his second collection of "autobiographical 'memory poems.'" Kirby is the W. Guy McKenzie Professor of English at Florida State University, where he has taught since 1969. He is the author or coauthor of 18 books, including five poetry collections.In addition to grants from the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, his honors include five Florida State University teaching awards, Southern Poetry Review's Guy Owen Poetry Prize, and the University of Wisconsin's Brittingham Prize in Poetry.
1969 MS (SAIS): FRANK J. PIASON has been named minister-counselor for Agricultural Affairs at the American Embassy in Paris. A foreign service officer, Piason is the senior U.S. Department of Agricultural official; he represents the U.S. secretary of agriculture, Dan Glickman, and serves as advisor to the U.S. ambassador to France, Felix Rohatyn.
1969 PhD (A&S): JARED L. RIFKIN, a professor in the biology department at Queens College, was invited to present a research talk at the Winter 2000 Gordon Conferences in California. He recently received a President's Award for Teaching Excellence from Queens College. That award included a $5,000 prize.
ERIC K. TARLOW, of New York, is general counsel for The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
JOHN P. CASCIANO writes: "My daughter, SARAH, graduated from JHU
in 1998, and went on to graduate from George Washington
University with a master's degree in international relations in
May 2000. I am getting ready to retire after 24 years of active
and reserve service to the U.S. Army as a colonel."
1972 MLA (CS): RICHARD WESTCOTT, of Springfield, Pa., published two books last summer: Splendor on the Diamond, Interviews with 35 Stars of Baseball's Past, and No-Hitters, The 225 Games, 1893- 1999. He is the author of nine books on baseball and has been a newspaper and magazine editor for nearly 40 years. Mr. Westcott was the founder, publisher, and editor of Phillies Report, the nation's oldest continuous baseball-team newspaper.
1973 PhD (A&S): REGINETTA HABOUCHA, BA Queens College '68, has been named dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She was formerly dean of humanities at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Haboucha has written numerous articles in the area of her specialty, Judeo-Spanish oral tradition, and authored the book, Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales. She is currently working on her second book, King Solomon and The Golden Fish: An Annotated Anthology of Judeo-Spanish Folktales.
1973 MLA (CS): DOROTHY E. HARDIN, of Reisterstown, Md., is principal of Pikesville High School. She was named Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year 1999-2000. She was also named Person of the Year 2000 by Pikesville Rotary International.
ARNOLD LEHMAN, MA (A&S) '76, writes that his son and
daughter-in-law, Zachary and Amy Lehman, have given him two new
grandchildren. Mitchell Gimbel Lehman is 2 years old and Griffin
Rowley Lehman is just 3 months old. Lehman is a trustee of the
American Federation of Arts and director of the Brooklyn
GENE F. ASHE is chairman of the department of family practice at
Frederick Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ashe is also involved with
Health Care for the Homeless in Frederick, Maryland, and is a
member of the U.S. Tennis Association.
1978 MS (CS): BILL OWINGS, DrEd Virginia Tech '87, writes: "I have been an English teacher, an elementary principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent of schools, and superintendent of schools. In August of 1999 I became an associate professor of education at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, where I head up the master's program in educational administration and supervision."
EDWARD CHAUM, MD PhD Cornell University '87, was recently
appointed the Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases and
director of the Retina Service at the University of Tennessee in
Memphis. He is the recipient of a Research Career Award from the
National Eye Institute and currently works on the application of
gene therapy to the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases.
He and his wife, Patti Shaw, are the proud parents of two girls,
Lacey and Danielle. Ed can be contacted at
GLENDA MOTTA, BSN Univ. of Maryland '71, has published two books: Coping with Endometriosis: Sound, Compassionate Advice for Alleviating the Physical and Emotional Symptoms of This Frequently Misunderstood Illness, and Successful Living with Endometriosis.
DAVID W. NIEBUHR is a board certified family practitioner and a
preventive medicine officer at Walter Reed Army Institute of
Research. He is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. His
hobbies include reading, travel, theater, computers, and church
activities. He and his wife, Stacey, have three daughters.
SHEILA H. FORMAN, JD Boston Univ. '85, PhD California Graduate
Institute, is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She
writes: "I am very excited to announce the publication of my
book, Self-fullness: The Art of Loving and Caring for Your Self.
I'd love to hear from my former classmates. You can reach me at
ROBERT M. INSOFT served as chairperson for the 2000 Conference on
Neonatal & Pediatric Critical Care Transport Medicine for the
American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago.
1983 MA (SAIS): MICHAEL MENDENHALL was presented the Office of Naval Intelligence's prestigious George J. Liviertatos Outstanding Analyst Award for 1999. This award is presented annually for outstanding civilian performance and significant analytical contributions to Naval Intelligence during the preceding year.
AARON PANKEN, who will receive his PhD in Talmud and rabbinic
literature at New York University and who presently serves as the
dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New
York, jokes: "Now my wife's parents can say that she married a
doctor." He also is a rabbi and has a commercial pilot's license.
LAUREN FEIBEL COHEN has been with NCR Corp., in Westerville, Ohio, for the past 14 years. She gave birth to her second child, Brendon, last April. He joins big sister, Sarah, age 2. MARY E. GOULET has been named senior litigation counsel at Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, PLLC, where she has been a patent attorney since 1993. Mary is promoting a new musical, which you can hear, in part, at www.worldsawaymusical.com.
KAREN MCNAMARA received the 2000 Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She was honored for her unique teaching skills, which include initiating cooperative projects with the Worcester Art Museum and involving her students in authentication and restoration of historically significant objects.
BRENDAN F.X. KELLY, of Towson, Md., is a salesperson for Smith
and Nephew Inc. Orthopaedics. He is married to Tracy Aristide,
and they have two children, Macabe Francis (a.k.a Mac) and
Margaret (a.k.a. Maggie).
JENNIE O'HARA writes: "On January 13, 2000, MIMI LUKENS '90
delivered a beautiful baby boy, named Wilson Clarke Lukens
Hansen. ANDREA CRANE '90 and I are the proud and happy Godmothers
to "Wil," and it has been fun all living again in the same city.
I live on the Upper East Side and work as a lawyer for American
Express. Andrea lives in Gramercy Park and is the director of
Villa Grisebach, a German Art Auction House. She married Am
Hoffman, a film director, in 1998. Mimi lives on the Upper West
Side and is finishing her third year at Columbia University Law
School after abandoning academia for the practice of law and will
join SOOGY LEE '89 this spring at the law firm Simpson, Thacher
Bartlett. In 1996, Mimi married Mark Hansen, an associate
professor of English at Princeton University. I can be reached
via e-mail at
LUANN PAGLIA is employed as director of nursing of the transitional care center at UPMC. She is pursing her master's degree in nursing and plans to marry on December 23.
CRAIG R. HAMPTON, MD '97, of Seattle, writes: "I am taking two
years off from my residency in general surgery at the University
of Washington, to do research in the division of cardiothoracic
surgery. I have been married for two years to Seattle-native
Jennifer (Meskill) Hampton, who is a high school
PETER J. BLANK, of Baltimore, writes: "I am currently pursuing a
master's degree in sustainable development and conservation
biology at the University of Maryland."
1995 MS (ENG): CUNG Q. NGUYEN writes: "After spending a few years with Sprint Corp., and almost two years with a start-up company in LMDS broadband wireless, Triton Network Systems, I have moved on to join Nortel Networks Corporation as a senior system engineer in the enterprise solution group. I still live in beautiful central Florida and am an adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix, Florida campus and online campus; I teach undergraduate and graduate level business, MIS, and IT/IS classes."
LYNLEE ALTMAN, MBA Carnegie Mellon Univ. '00, is working as a
market-maker at Keithley Instruments. She and her husband, John
DeLillo, welcomed their son, John DeLillo III, into the world,
on October 28, 1999.
1996 MS (A&S):WILLIAM E. COLLIGAN, BA San Francisco State Univ. '87, MS Joint Military Int. College '96, a major in the United States Army, is currently serving a tour in Kosovo in the headquarters of the American sector. He and his family have recently moved to Wiesbaden, Germany. They look forward to JHU events sponsored in the Rhineland.
EVERETT, MAT (CS) '00, and JENNIFER (PUMMELL) HAMNER, BSN (SON)
'99, of Ferndale, Wash., write: "Everett has worked as an eighth
grade English teacher at Boys' Latin School in Roland Park, while
Jennifer worked in the pediatric intensive care unit/pediatric
intermediate care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital." They have left
Baltimore for Northwest Washington State, where he will be taking
classes to obtain a master's degree in Christian studies at
Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and she
will be working at the Bellingham Asthma & Allergy Clinic.
1997 MA (A&S): ANNE STONE, BA Bryn Mawr College '93, of Baltimore, has been named education projects writer at Maryland Public Television. In her role, she will create video, print, and online materials for preschool, K-12, and postsecondary teachers and students. She was formerly writer and editor for the Success for All Foundation in Baltimore, technical writer at MicroProse in Hunt Valley, and information specialist at the Department of Legislative Reference of the Maryland General Assembly.
PHOEBE SCOTT-WYARD, of Stonington, Maine, completed her two years of Peace Corps service and returned home in September. During her service, she worked as a rural health extension volunteer in the agrarian community of San Isidro, Ecuador. She taught over 250 local students, developed a peer-educator group that used theater productions to educate students about HIV/AIDS prevention and domestic violence, and worked as an assistant in a health clinic.
1998 PhD (SAIS): ANDREW PARA SILITI is director of the Middle East Initiative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is married to Alexandra Avakian, a freelance photojournalist, who works for National Geographic and other magazines. They are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sebastian, on October 3.
1998 PhD (A&S): JEREMY M. STIPKALA, of Washington, works as a patent agent while he finishes his second year of law school. He writes: "If you'd like to talk patent law, feel free to send an e-mail# to Jeremy.email@example.com."
1998 PhD (A&S): DI WANG, of College Station, Texas, is assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University.
MARY LAMDIN, who is pursuing an MBA, writes: "On a recent
two-week trip to Europe with my parents, my boyfriend, Robert
Bonacci, a West Virginia University engineering graduate, and I
became engaged. A Las Vegas wedding is planned for August 2001."
2000 MS (PH): BRIAN HOUSTON BIRD has joined the Peace Corps service in Kazakhstan. As a public health educator, he will teach the fundamentals of public health practices to local health workers.
2000 MS (CS): KATHLEEN M. KRCMA, BS Towson Univ. '91, of Bel Air, Maryland, has been named assistant manager of technology professional development at Maryland Public Television. In her new role, she will manage MPT training institutes and conferences designed to instruct K-12 teachers in the use of technological learning resources. Previously, she served as library/media specialist, computer liaison, and teacher at Glenmar Elementary School in Baltimore County. She also managed the school's computer laboratory and chaired the technology committee.
1928: ROBERT H. ROY, former dean of engineering at Johns Hopkins, died in October. Dean Roy joined the faculty in 1947 and became chairman of the department of industrial engineering. He served as dean of the School of Engineering from 1953 through 1966, when the school was merged with the Faculty of Philosophy to become the School of Arts and Sciences. He continued as dean of engineering sciences through 1973, when he was awarded emeritus status. He is survived by two daughters, Mollie R. Bucy of Baltimore and Florence R. Brassier of Spokane, Washington, and three grandchildren.
1930: SEYMOUR P. GOODMAN, co-founder and publisher of Food World, a food trade journal, died in September. A violinist, Mr. Goodman was an active supporter of music in Baltimore and of the Walters Art Gallery. He is survived by his wife, the former Edythe Fishman, a son, and two sisters.
1934 (ENG): THOMAS WILLIAMS SR., an electrical engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration who helped design the runway lights for Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, died in January at the age of 86. Commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1941, he was stationed in England. In June 1944 he went ashore at Normandy, France. He was captured by the Germans in Luxembourg and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, from which he was liberated in 1945. He left the military with the rank of major, and went on to work for Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway ship repair yard and for Georgia Power Company. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, three sons, and five grandchildren.
1937: EDWIN W. FILLER, a retired federal administrative law judge, died in September. Mr. Filler had practiced law in Baltimore before being appointed to the judgeship in the late 1950s. He handled cases in Washington, Arlington, Virginia, and Lexington, Kentucky, for 15 years before retiring in 1976. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
1938: MILTON J. WEBER JR. died on June 19. He was in the Army for 32 years, serving in India and Burma in World War II. He was assigned to the Military Police Corps. He was provost marshal of the Third Infantry Division in Korea during the Korean War. As a senior colonel, he was deputy commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade in Vietnam, and served in Japan, Italy, and France. He was a life member of Olympia Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons, Olympia Power Squadron, Olympia Area Chapter, Retired Officers Association. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
1941: FRANCIS D. MURNAGHAN JR., a liberal-leaning federal appeals judge who helped to more than double the size of the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, died August 31. Recalled for his exacting legal mind, his quiet insider's political clout, and his tenacity, he was a Walters trustee when he won voter permission to pay for a large addition to the museum in a campaign that had previously foundered. He was an early proponent for equality in matters of race and gender. He is survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters, a sister, and five grandchildren.
1943: RAYMOND BELL CASE SR., owner and president of Wood Inc., a Baltimore company that sold flexible papers used in packaging, died in November. Mr. Case was active in many civic organizations, including the American Red Cross, Santa Claus Anonymous, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Sales & Marketing Executives of Baltimore, and the Star-Spangled Banner House. He was a board member of the Homeland Association and the council of the co-owners of the Tecumseh, an Annapolis condominium. He is survived by his wife, a son, two grandchildren, a stepson, a stepdaughter, and two step-grandchildren.
1947: HAROLD ARCHER, a retired general services manager for The Baltimore Sun Co. and an ordained Methodist minister, died in September of complications of Parkinson's disease. A ham radio operator since 1952, he also was interested in gardening and woodworking. He is survived by his wife.
1947 MD (Med): JOHN D. MACCARTHY and his wife died in a car accident on August 18.
1949: WALTER LOUIS KOEHLER, a retired Baltimore school official who performed with several area theater troupes, died on October 19. For 20 years, until retiring in 1984, he was a business administrator for the city school system. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.
1949 MA (A&S): RICHARD LAZELL STAPLES, BA Colgate Univ.'47, MBA Stanford Univ. '53, died on July 9. Mr. Staples was a member of the USMC in World War II, and the U.S. Naval Intelligence during the Korean War. In 1975, he founded I.C., Inc., a family-owned business. He was a member of the Maryland Club and is survived by his wife, Sally, a daughter, a son, and a daughter-in-law.
1950: PHILIP ANTHONY O'BRIEN, a retired federal government budget analyst, died in October. Mr. O'Brien joined the Social Security Administration in 1950 and retired in the 1970s. In 1977 and 1978 he worked for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore in pastoral administration. He enjoyed fishing, travel, boating, and collecting antiques. He is survived by two brothers, a sister, and nieces and nephews.
1951: ANN CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, a retired nursing supervisor and teacher, died in October of complications of diabetes. Until she retired in 1989, she was a Veterans Administration nurse in Washington. In the 1950s, she taught nursing at Johns Hopkins and was a supervisor at the hospital. She is survived by her husband, two sons, three daughters, and six grandchildren.
1955: CAROLYN ANN MCCOY, a registered nurse who served as caretaker and confidante to many Maryland legislators for more than two decades, died in September. For many lawmakers, Mrs. McCoy's tiny office in the basement of the State House was a regular stop. For her long years of service to the General Assembly, she was the subject of several House and Senate resolutions. She was inducted into The Speakers Society of the House of Delegates, becoming one of the few inductees never to have served in the House. She is survived by her husband, two sons, a brother, and three grandchildren.
1960: OSCAR GARCIA-RIVERA, a New York attorney who was active in New York's Puerto Rican community died on August 5 after a brief and sudden illness. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Garcia-Rivera was director of the youth organization Aspira, and in 1978 was named executive director of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund. From 1979 to 1981 he served on the staff of President Jimmy Carter. He is survived by his daughter, Felicia Garcia-Rivera, his partner Andree deRapalyee Brown, and his parents.
1968 MS (ENG): ILENE RUTH BOOKE, the restaurant owner who helped preserve Maison Marconi, a downtown Baltimore culinary landmark that she owned, died in October. Until illness forced her retirement in June, she was a constant presence in the 19th-century Saratoga Street rowhouse. Ms. Booke taught elementary school in the Baltimore County system from 1963 to 1967. She also served as a volunteer, teaching learning-disabled children and helping raise funds for Johns Hopkins Hospital's oncology department and was a breast cancer recovery advocate for the American Cancer Society.
1970: EDWIN H. PERKINS, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. accountant and Boy Scout Leader, died August 27. Mr. Perkins received the Order of the Silver Beaver and the St. George Award for his many years in the Boy Scouts. He was active in the Baltimore area council, its college of commissioner science, and the Catholic Scouting committee. He is survived by two daughters and a brother.
1971 MS (CS): MARGARET CARVER FLOWERS, a reading specialist and authority on English gardens, died in September. Beginning in the early 1960s, Mrs. Flowers was a reading specialist in Baltimore public and private schools, helping dyslexic children learn to read. She tutored children in her home and in reading clinics and retired in the 1990s. She also wrote occasional travel articles for The Baltimore Sun under the pen name of Margaret James. Mrs. Flowers was a communicant of St. John's Huntingdon Episcopal Church in Waverly, Maryland; in 1997 she became the first person in the church's 200-year history to be elected to the vestry for life.
1988 MAS (CS): LYNN EDEN PERRAULT, a bank project manager who was an avid ice skater, collector, and volunteer, died in September. Mrs. Perrault taught French briefly at Johns Hopkins University before pursuing a banking career. Later, she worked as a project manager at CitiFinancial Corp., a subsidiary of CitiGroup. While there, she volunteered in the Ready at Five Partnership, a statewide coalition of public and private organizations committed to ensuring that all children are ready to learn when they enter school. She is survived by her husband, her father, and a sister.
1985 MAS (CS): HARRY A. SIZELOVE, a decorated Baltimore police commander who helped steer the department through troubled fiscal times in the 1980s, died in October of cardiac arrest. At the time of his death, Major Sizelove was deputy commissioner of the state Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, and a pivotal figure in the modernization of Baltimore's city jail. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a sister.
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