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Norman Hackerman, A&S '32, '35 (PhD), is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Welch Foundation.


J. Roy Galloway, Engr '37, is retired and living in Easton, Maryland.
James E. T. Hopkins, A&S '37, Med '41, is a retired thoracic surgeon and the author of a military history titled Spearhead: The Complete History of Merrill's Marauder Rangers.
Norman Paul Kemp, A&S '37, is a metallurgical consultant, investment advisor, and world traveler. He enjoys golf and tennis.
Richard Earl Nopper, Engr '37, is a retired U.S. Navy Reserve commander and professional engineer. He is also a life member of the ASME.

At the senior class banquet in 1913, "the 'eats' left nothing to be desired," according to the 1913 Hullabaloo. "Between courses, the boys kept up their spirits with a 'Tango Lock-step' to some ragtime." 1942

Frank Burhans, Engr '42, writes: "I have enjoyed a very satisfying career as a pioneer designer of gas turbine engines (aircraft, automotive, and industrial) with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Power Plant Laboratory/ Wright Field, Ford Motor Co., Fairchild Engine, and Boeing. I retired from the position of principal engineer from the 747 program at Boeing. My hobby is collecting Russian fine art lacquerware. My collection is one of the finest personal collections in the world."
L. John Eichner, A&S '42, is retired chairman of SH&E Inc. He writes: "Since retiring in 1995 and moving from Connecticut to Georgia, I'm still doing some consulting each year in air transportation and related activities. Old clients, such as UPS, keep calling for advice and expert testimony for route cases to China and Hong Kong."
Elmer Allison Ford, Engr '42, is retired from Allied Chemical Corp. and from Ford, Bacon & Davis. After his retirement he worked for several engineering corporations in Utah on projects in the U.S., Spain, and China. He is still golfing, but has given up skiing.
Hugh P. McCormick, A&S '42, is a director of Heritage Savings Bank. He enjoys golfing, gardening, and traveling.
George D. Solter, A&S '42, is still enjoying retirement and golf.
Newton E. Spiess Jr., Engr '42 (MS), writes: "I am just enjoying retirement. I did just license four patents relating to vehicular traffic monitoring and control, which I developed in the 1990s."
Stanley Roy Steinbach, A&S '42, retired from his career as an internist in January 2000. He enjoys exotic travel, photography, and bridge, and he is a member of the Explorers Club.
Charles H. Westermeyer, Engr '42, is retired and living in Ocala, Florida.
Melvin Wolinsky, A&S '42, is a self-employed attorney. He writes: "I am actively engaged in the practice of law. I attend professional seminars in law, and I am the moderator of semi-annual seminars in contracts and real estate closing at St. John University School of Law. Until 1995, I held a commercial pilot license."


Leon J. Condon, A&S '47, who is retired, enjoys golfing, skiing, and cruising the world.
John E. Crawford, A&S '47, registered professional geologist, received the 1998 Moore Award for "Excellence in the Development of Marine Minerals," from the International Marine Minerals Society.
B. Herold Griffith, A&S '47, who is professor emeritus of surgery and retired chief of plastic surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, enjoys writing medical and civil war history, collecting books, and opera.
Charles B. Heyman, A&S '47, is celebrating 50 years as a member of the Bar. He is still a full-time practicing attorney as a partner at Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP and enjoys traveling and his grandchildren.
Gilbert Levin, Engr '47, '48 (MS), '63 (PhD), is CEO and chairman of Spherix Inc.
Robert E. McNeill, Engr '47, is retired. He writes: "I still play golf (not well) and bowl (duckpins). We traveled quite a bit, but not for the last few years. I sold my 40-foot sailboat about 10 years ago, after having it for 23 years."
Elmer J. Rhody, A&S '47, is owner of Elmer J. Rhody Insurance Company.
Edward Sokol, A&S '47, had a stroke in January 2001, and he is paralyzed on his left side and wheelchair bound. However, he is mentally alert and encourages his friends to call.


J. Sidney Aitkens, A&S '52, is retired. He has three children and five grandchildren.
Edward Arnold, Engr '52, has retired from his position as president of TCOM--Westinghouse Electric Group. He writes: "I enjoy traveling here, there, and everywhere."
Charles A. Cummins II, Engr '52, who lives in Marco, Florida, writes: "Nothing new--just retired and enjoying golf at the Island Country Club with many good friends."
William E. Edmonston Jr., A&S '52, is retired. He enjoys oil painting and drawing.
T. Donald Eisenstein, A&S '52, retired from his pediatric practice. Previously, he taught at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and was a full attending physician and past Chief of Service at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
Vernon T. Frankwich, Engr '52, writes: "I moved to Sanibel, Florida, in 1997, and am enjoying community volunteer work, fishing, tennis, kayaking, beaching, and skiing in Aspen. My travels have included trips to Africa, Russia, Alaska, and China and trekking in Nepal."
Carl Heath, Engr '52, is president of Corporate Transformations International Inc. He writes: "I'm now semi-retired, but still doing management consulting for not-for-profits, strategic planning, etc. I'm very involved in community and denominational efforts to end racism. I'm enjoying traveling, skiing, and spending time with my grandchildren and my great-granddaughter."
Robert W. Pitkin, A&S '52, who is in sales for Creative Concepts, spends four months of the year in Florida.
Frank J. Takacs, A&S '52, Med '56, has been retired for five years from the Lahey Clinic, where he was head of the section of nephrology. He has been traveling extensively worldwide and is a home brewer of beer.
Warren Viessman Jr., Engr '52, was elected to honorary membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers in April.
Richard C. Willson Jr., Engr '52, is still working at patent licensing after five years of retirement from Ashland, Inc.
I. William Zartman, A&S '52 (MA), has a new book coming out soon: Cowardly Lions: Missed Opportunity to Prevent Deadly Conflicts (Cambridge). Other books include Power and Negotiation, Preventive Negotiation, International Negotiation, Peacemaking in International Conflict, and Between Islam and the State. In 2000, Dr. Zartman received the lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Conflict Management.
Martin F. Zavell, A&S '52, writes: "I'm semi-retired and working as a consultant for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, handling folding cartons for Seagram Americas in White Plains, New York, and Montreal, Canada."


Estela C. Felciciano, SPSBE '55 (MEd), is an educational consultant. She was recently designated vice president of alumni affairs at Misamis University in Ozamiz City, Philippines, and she still teaches three hours a day. She has three sons, all of whom are physicians.


David Dumin, Engr '57, writes: "Retirement (on January 1, 2001) is one of God's better ideas. I'm enjoying fishing, gardening, traveling with my wife, and a little research to stimulate the intellect--not all that bad!"
Theodore "Ted" Graser III, A&S '57, writes: "Emily and I have become innkeepers at our Bed and Breakfast in Marksville, Louisiana, where we board the overflow from the Indian casino located there. I'm a regular Bob Newhart!"
Gery Hedges, A&S '57, is a retired general surgeon, who is now enjoying his grandchildren, fishing, travel, cabin-building, and home-brewing full time.
Matt J. Koike, A&S '57, has a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology.
Lewis G. Miller, Engr '57, writes: "I am doing a lot of pro bono stuff. I teach computing skills to seniors with SeniorNet and do a lot of work with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We also manage to include one or two Elderhostel trips each year."
Donald O. Nutter, A&S '57, professor of medicine emeritus at Northwestern University Medical School, is the Association of American Medical Colleges chair of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Last year, he was the Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence at the AAMC.
Charles (Jack) S. Schrodel, Engr '57, who is retired, has relocated from Plano, Texas, to his hometown of Frederick, Maryland.
William Single III, A&S '57, is assistant attorney general for Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development.
Lee Swift, A&S '57, a self-employed attorney, writes: "I am one of the last class members still working--a benefit of having kids after 50!"
Thomas J. Ustach, A&S '57, a doctor with the Gould Medical Group, writes: "I am retiring from practice in January and will try to learn a musical instrument."
Robert Warren, A&S '52, who is retired, enjoys gardening, fishing, boating, and church activities.
Robert C. Wheeler, A&S '57, an internist with Pratt Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is married with two daughters.
H. Howard Wisch, Engr '57, who retired from Westinghouse, is an engineering consultant on gas turbines for Sargent & Lundy in Chicago. He enjoys boating.
Barrie R. Wood, A&S '57, is working with special children and working on his golf game in Naples, Florida, where he spends six months of the year.
Charles W. Wyble, Engr '57, is married with two children. His daughter is the mother of two young girls, and his son is a vascular surgeon.


Katie Letcher Lyle, A&S '60 (MA), has published her 14th book, My Dearest Angel: Lives and Letters of Katie Paul Letcher and Greenlee Davidson Letcher, 1895-1954 (Ohio University Press).


Roland Blantz, A&S '62, writes: "I take spinning classes and sing with the San Diego Symphony Chorus. I keep busy with research and academic societies, including the American Society of Nephrology. I also travel a lot."
Herb Dorsey, Engr '62, retired in October 1999, as deputy director, Office of Information Technology, Center for Biologics, FDA. He left on January 1, 2000, to tour New Zealand and Australia, which was a life-long goal. He writes: "I play tennis almost every day, volunteer for tutoring and homeless programs, the JHU Society of Engineering Alumni, and the USTA Board. I also work part time as a USTA tennis official, mostly college matches and professional satellite tournaments. I spectated the last 10 grand slam tennis events."
Stanley L. Engerman, A&S '62 (PhD), an economic historian, has been honored with a conference organized by the University of Rochester. He has been recognized for the impact of his research on economics and history, especially the history of slavery.
Steven Jaffe, A&S '62, is professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, clinical professor of psychiatry at Morehouse College School of Medicine, and visiting professor of psychiatry at the University of Hawaii. He is also the author of Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Workbook.
Phillips W. Peters, A&S '62, '66 (MA) writes: "I retired from the Howard County, Maryland, public schools in 1992, after 30 years teaching French and Latin. I worked for State Street Bank as a French language representative, then as a trainman/train repair at the B&O Railroad Museum and taught Latin at the Institute of Notre Dame. Currently, I am a master gardener in Adams County, Pennsylvania. I am an avid model railroader and am active in the Baltimore--area N-TRAK, a model railroad group. I have five children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild."
Larry Pifer, A&S '62, works for the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins. His specialty is missile-carrying submarines.
Paul Rivera, A&S '62, writes: "In 1999, I took a six-month personal sabbatical in Paris. Currently, I teach European and World History at Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison Community College."
Jeffrey Robinson, A&S '62, has two grandchildren: Reid Shuckman was born on September 21, 1996, and Isabel Paige Shuckman was born on February 25, 1999.
Samuel Wasson, A&S '62, retired in January 2001.

Ronald Spark, A&S '63, has launched, a website designed to send reminder e-mails to patients to schedule regular cancer screening.

The winter of 1964 on the Homewood campus, looking toward Shriver Hall
Photo by William C. Hamilton

Joseph DeVitis, A&S '67, has been a professor of education at the University of Louisville since August 2001.
Mike Haas, A&S '67, writes: "I have recently moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, from Williamsburg, Virginia, when my wife became director of the Cape Fear Museum."
Edward R. B. McCabe, A&S '67, has been elected to join the Institute of Medicine, a private, non-governmental organization that provides information and advice concerning health and science policy. Dr. McCabe is professor and executive chair of UCLA's department of pediatrics and is also physician-in-chief of the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. He is currently president of the American College of Medical Genetics and president-elect of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, and is chairing the United States health and human services secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing.
Joe Parker, A&S '67, writes: "I retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain, after 28 years of service flying tactical jets. I'm now an MD-11 first officer, flying for Federal Express."
David Saperstein, A&S '67, writes: "My son, Robert, started graduate school in the fall of '01 at the University of California--San Diego in electrical engineering. He plans to concentrate in optical networking. We are glad to have him back on the West Coast."


David Lance Clark, A&S '71, writes: "I have now transferred with my wife and two boys from New York to Tbilisi, Georgia, in the former Soviet Union. I now serve as United Nations resident coordinator (i.e., ambassador) for U.N. development and humanitarian programs, with responsibility also for the security of U.N. staff."
Philip Wiehe, A&S '71, has just published Ten Dumb Things Churches Do (Morehouse). He is chaplain at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh and is a church consultant.


Mark I. Farber, Engr '72 (MS), joined the faculty of the University of Miami, School of Business Administration in the fall of 2001. Dr. Farber retired from the National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA, after a 23-year career as a research fisheries scientist, where he was involved in stock assessment and life-history studies of bluefin tuna, swordfish, and billfish.
Jo Ann O. Robinson, A&S '72 (PhD), professor of history at Morgan State University, is the editor of Affirmative Action, A Documentary History.


Cresencio S. Arcos, SAIS '73 (MA), now AT&T corporate vice president and managing director for international public affairs for Latin America and Canada and former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, has been reappointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at The White House.
Gary Wohlman, A&S '73, writes: "My 'Wohlman Method for the Development of the Whole Person' is being accredited as a certificate program for holistic practitioners around the world to train and up-skill their effectiveness with clients. My approach to 'bringing out the best' in people is supported by 'Deep Tissue Body Sculpting' healing sessions, 'Presentation Coaching,' and 'Awakening Creativity' revitalization retreats at my seminar center in exotic Bali. See my website for further details:"


Mark Boguski, BA '76, has just been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an adjunct professor of molecular biology and genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Nancy Hammond, A&S '77, writes: "I am entering my tenth year in private practice as an OB-Gyn in Columbia, Maryland. I decided to go to medical school in 1980, did four years of pre-med science courses at Harvard, and had two children (1979 and 1982). I attended medical school at the University of Maryland (1984--88), did my residency there (1988--1992), had baby number three, two weeks after my residency was finished. I'm still ecstatically married to Kurt after 25 years."
Susan Kupper, A&S '77 (PhD), has made a mid-life career change and is now working as an internal auditor for the State of Maryland. She writes: "It's a long way from medieval history, but I really like the work I'm doing. And I've found that in this environment, my writing skills are even more highly valued than my auditing skills!" She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband, Richard Adams, a professor at the University of Baltimore. They have two sons, ages 17 and 10.
David Sowa, A&S '77, has a daughter, Alexandra, who is a freshman at JHU, majoring in Public Health/Natural Sciences.


Lee Warren, A&S '78, and Rhona Lyons, A&S '78, helped their oldest daughter, Ariel Lyons-Warren, become the third generation of her family to have an association with Hopkins. Ariel's move into the Alumni Memorial Residences was aided by Ruth Bosch Good, A&S '78, Laura Feigin, A&S '76, and Walt Knight, A&S '78.


Berel Dov Lerner, A&S '80, has just published Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason: A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Routledge).


Josiah Gluck, A&S '81, writes: "It's been a strange and busy time for me, if not for everyone, who lives here in New York City. I'm into my 10th season with 'Saturday Night Live' as associate music engineer. Needless to say, it's tough doing a comedy show in New York these days. The big news is that I got married on October 21 to Barbara Friedland. She is a program manager at the Population Council here in New York and was formerly manager of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Drop a line if you get a chance to"


Nisan (Neal) Blaxberg, A&S '82, writes: "My wife, Meira, and I are proud to announce the birth of our fifth son, Rachamim Shimson. He was born on the 4th of July, so, needless to say, the fireworks outside paled in comparison to our own! He joins Zephan, Yehoshua Dovid, Tivon, and Gavriel as part of our joint attempt to create our own set of ball teams! I manage to remain quite busy juggling the equally weighted responsibilities of a large family, a busy chiropractic practice, and as of the end of August, completing the first year of a renewable term as the president of my synagogue, Congregation Tiferes Yisroel in Upper Park Heights, Baltimore."
Maggie N. Burri, A&S '82, writes: "I have been working at Hopkins for a year now, after eight years at MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. I've returned to my first love--history. I'm curator of manuscripts in Special Collections, so I oversee the University archives, network to get more collections of faculty and alumni papers, and do some teaching and outreach to get more people to use the collections. My husband, Tony Colantuono, A&S '87 (PhD), did his doctoral work at Hopkins in art history and teaches at the University of Maryland. We have a 4-year-old son, Nicholas, who keeps us quite busy."
Alfred Feldman, Engr '78 (MS), has published One Step Ahead: A Jewish Fugitive in Hitler's Europe. His memoir "is not the conventional retelling of the brutalities of life and death in Nazi camps. Rather, it is the story of a Jew from Germany who managed to elude the Nazis for the entire war." (see p. 59)
Kenneth J. Schutz, SPSBE '82 (MS), has been named the 10th executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Katherine Towler, A&S '82 (MA), has had her first novel accepted for publication. Snow Island will be published by MacAdam/Cage of San Francisco in February and has been chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers book.


Jennifer Marill, A&S '83, is a senior systems librarian with the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, where she specializes in interface design and web standards. Jennifer has primary responsibility for the design and usability of MEDLINEplus, the Library's consumer health Web Site. MEDLINEplus provides access to quality health information and receives between 6 and 7 million hits a month from the public. She is also a volunteer for the Metropolitan Washington Ear, a nonprofit radio reading service for the blind, profiled last year in the Hopkins Magazine. Jennifer was married in April to Marc Magram, and they reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.


William Bay, Engr '86, writes: "I recently returned from a two-year assignment with Xerox Corporation in England. I was the engineering manager for Xerox's manufacturing plant there, and my family and I are now back in Rochester, New York."
Mary Goulet, A&S '86, who earned a law degree from the University of Maryland in 1989, writes: "I am working on a new musical, Worlds Away, and I write patent applications to pay for the musical."
Kevin D. Ward, A&S '86, writes: "I am still living in Florida and currently working with Qwest Communications in Tampa. I am happily married to the former Sonja Hamar de la Brethoniere (you can see why she married a 'Ward'), and we have two beautiful little girls: Brianna Morgan and Skylar Madison. We're sorry we missed the 15-year reunion, but I look forward to catching up with friends whenever possible."


Debbi Olson McCaul, A&S '87, a physician with Ozarks Health Services in Rolla, Missouri, writes: "I am working as a family practitioner, including obstetrics, in a university town of 16,000. We live on a ranch and raise elk."
Ron Noy, Engr '87, has opened an orthopedic surgery and sports medicine practice in New York on East 56th Street. He also performs shoulder and elbow reconstruction and practices performance arts medicine. He was recently named the team physician for Baruch College and is currently helping to develop a program to help starving artists and athletes obtain medical care. While he no longer plays with The Rosenbergs (DGM records), he still records music in his spare time. His son Samuel (2-1/2 years old) loves to play along. After the September 11 attack, Dr. Noy was a member of the search and rescue team at the World Trade Center. If anyone would like to get in touch with him, they can e-mail him at, or call his office at 212-319-6500.


Anne B. Bain, A&S '88, writes: "My husband, Jordan, and I welcomed our fourth (and FINAL) child into the world with a bang on July 4th. Spencer Jordan Bain arrived at 7:09 p.m., in time for us to catch the fireworks from our hospital room. We still live in Cincinnati with Spencer and our older three kids, Julianne, Michael, and Catherine. I continue as president and CEO of the Armrel--Byrnes Company, and Jordan was recently promoted to regional vice president of AXA Advisors."
Jeffrey Binder, A&S '88, writes: "My wife, (Cindy Binder, A&S '89) and I welcomed home our new daughter, Abigail Claire, on May 23."
Anneke Chung Bush, A&S '88, SPH '92 (MHS), '95 (ScD), writes: "We've added to our family! Ryan Christopher joined sisters Abby and Morgan on September 30. We've also moved to the great state of Texas. My husband, David, Med/PH '95 (MD/PhD), is a pediatric cardiologist, and I provide epidemiologic and biostatistical support at the Clinical Research Squadron at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio."
Harry Johnston, Engr '88, his wife, Amy (Cashman); two sons, Collin and Benjamin; and their newest addition, Maxwell, are enjoying their recent relocation to the United Kingdom. His job as a business manager for Air Products & Chemicals has taken them to a new home just outside of London. They can be contacted at


Robert Scott McGough, A&S '89, will publish his first novel in January. The book is titled Chainer's Torment and is a fantasy novel set in the world of the card game Magic: the Gathering. Scott married Elena Schiro, A&S '88, in 1990, and has spent the past decade in Seattle where he has worked as a magazine writer and editor and as the story editor for Wizards of the Coast. He is currently a freelance writer and editor and is busily working on a fantasy trilogy to be published in 2003.
Paola Seremetis, SAIS '89 (MA), married Thodoros Dovistinos on September 9, in Thessaloniki, Greece.


Darryl Flaherty, A&S '91, is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. He is married to Elena Norman and still enjoys cycling.
Beth Johnson, A&S '90, writes: "I'm living in Atlanta now. I finished a PhD in Biopsychology in 2000, and I am now an assistant professor at Oglethorpe University. I am continuing my research in primate behavior at Zoo Atlanta. I recently married Matt Cooper, who is also a primatologist, so we now have the distinction of being an academic couple. Our wedding brought together a few 1990 alums, including [A&S alumni] Chris Sullivan, Jeanine Boyle, Dosia Paclawskyj, and [Engr alum] Conrad Choiniere."
Matt Shelley, A&S '90, and his wife, Gisele, announce the birth of their son, Cameron Joseph Shelley, on September 11 (in New York City just before the attacks on the World Trade Center). He writes: "After several days in the hospital with high security and fatigued overtime staff, the family is doing fine and enjoying life in their new home in Upper Nyack, New York. I am still an internal consultant for Merck--Medco and playing drums with musicians I've met in the neighborhood."


Benjamin Lonske, Engr '91, is an electrical engineer with Intelligent Automation, Inc. He lives with his wife of nearly 10 years and their three children.

The men of Wilson House, who chilled out here for their yearbook photo, enjoyed a year together in which "the most violent activity was the indoor snowball battle during exam week," notes the 1966 Hullabaloo. 1992

Hanna Rodriguez Coleman, Engr '92, writes: "I am finishing my Retina Fellowship and am thinking about going back to Baltimore. I am married and have one son. My brother, Joseph Rodriguez, Engr '92, '93 (MA), is living in South Africa and is married as well."
Stuart Lutz, A&S '92, writes: "I deal in historic documents, autographs, and manuscripts in Jersey City. I like outdoor sports, history, and writing, and I will be getting married in September 2002."
Christopher J. Post, A&S '92, assistant headmaster at The Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, writes: "Loving life! I'm extremely busy with my position at The Kiski School, the oldest boys' boarding school in the country. I enjoy golfing and family time with my three beautiful children, Alex, Matt, and Mollie, and my wife, Amie."
Vlassis Travias, A&S '92, writes: "I just got married to Anna Thomopoulos on July 7, 2001. Our beautiful day was shared by Richard Bungiro, Andrew Ptak, and Jeff Alderman, all class of '92. I have finished my residency in obstetrics and gynecology and have relocated to private practice in Concord, Massachusetts. I would love to hear from friends at"
Anthony Watson, A&S '92, summited Mt. Rainer in July, via the Fuhrere Finger route.


Jonathan Ko, A&S '93, PH '96 (MPH), writes: "I married Jessica Milman, PH '97 (MPH), on October 13, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., with tons of family and friends. It was truly a Hopkins affair with numerous Hopkins ties on both sides. Adrian Huditch, A&S '93, SAIS '95 (MA); Daniel Gagliardi, A&S '94, Harrison Squire, A&S '95; Mike Ricci, A&S '93; Jesse Weissman, Engr '93; Jennifer (Consilvio) Weissman, A&S '94; Raphael Yook, A&S '93; Sandra (Tang) Yook, Nurs '94; Ben Lee, A&S '93, SPH '96 (MPH), Med '99; Michael Ko, A&S '96; Gabriel Kaufman A&S '94; Jane Walmsley, SPH '98 (MPH); David Kaufman, SPH '01 (MPH). On Jessica's side: Misun Choi, Megan Walsh, and Patricia Mengech, all SPH '97, and Filip Dubovsky, SPH '99 (MPH). Jessica works for the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, one of the Gates Foundation projects. We have one more year in Bethesda, and then I start my anesthesia residency at Columbia--Presbyterian. Thanks to everyone who attended."
Quimby E. McCaskill, A&S '93, is a second-year pediatric resident at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. He recently became engaged to Suzanne M. Sutliff of Clemmons, North Carolina. The couple plans to marry in May.


Tania M. (DiLisi) Coderre, A&S '94, writes: "On September 15, Robert Coderre and I were married at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, D.C. In attendance as bridesmaids were Karin (Schneider) Gannon, A&S '94, and Rebecca LePosa, Engr '94, '97 (MA). Bec and Karin were tremendously supportive as we kept getting word of our bridal party members and guests who were unable to fly in for the wedding. Luckily, Rob and I were able to leave for our honeymoon in Spain. We will continue to live in our house in Arlington, Virginia."
Andrew S. Freeman, Engr '94, and Lisa M.Y. Freeman, A&S '94, announce the birth of their second child, Abigail Margaret Freeman, who was born on September 7.
Royce Poinsett, A&S '94, was practicing corporate technology law at the Austin office of Silicon Valley--based law firm Wilson Sonsini, but recently left to accept a position as assistant general counsel to Texas Governor Rick Perry. He will advise the Governor on legal matters, including homeland security, legislation, executive clemency, judicial appointments, ethics, and executive orders. Royce is enjoying living in Austin, and he can be reached at
Matt Winter, A&S '94, and Christy Petersen, A&S '95, were married on June 16, 2001. In attendance were Amy Dodrill, Engr '95, Ipsita Ghoshtagore A&S '95, Eliott Leporsky '95, Joanna Mongiardo '96, Jessica Brown Leonard '96, Carlene Barents Kuczma '96, Stacy Bennett '96, Kaiti Saunders '96, and former JHU president Bill Richardson, who is now working with the bride's mother at the Kellogg Foundation. Matt and Christy are both veterinarians living in Massachusetts.


Chadd Crump, A&S '96, and Erin Feehley, A&S'97, were married on October 13, 2001.
Jason R. Klismith, A&S '96, writes: "I graduated from the International University of Japan in 1999, and moved to Tokyo to work for Goldman Sachs, Japan's IT group. At present, I am managing support for their equities trading floor."
Alan J. Kuperman, SAIS '96 (MA), assistant professor at JHU's Bologna Center, has published The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda (Brookings Institution Press).
Andy Love, Engr '96 (MS), recently participated in Educator's Day, a program at the World Science Fiction Convention, at which teachers and librarians were given information about how to use science fiction in the classroom.
Christopher McCleary, A&S '96, recently became partner in the firm Hayden, McCleary & Associates, which provides Democratic candidates and campaigns with fundraising and strategic consulting services.


Adam Asadourian, Engr '97, is pursuing his MBA at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Aaron Bernstein, A&S '97, is his classmate.
Kara Zivin Bambauer, A&S '97, SAIS '98 (MA), is a student at Harvard School of Public Health. She expects to earn her master's degree in health and policy management in 2002 and a PhD in health policy in 2004. She was married on August 24, 2001, and enjoys seeing Hopkins friends in Boston.
Brett Daniel, A&S '97, who plans to graduate from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June, plans to go into family practice with the intention of practicing in Montana or Idaho.
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo, Peabody '97 (MM), was awarded a DMA from the University of Maryland in May 2001. His dissertation was a first-time recording of the piano works of Germaine Talleferre.
Laura Rauchfuss, A&S '97, writes: "I train with the U.S. National Team for rowing. I just returned from the world championships in Switzerland, where, along with three U.S. teammates, I won a bronze medal in the quadruple scull. It was the first rowing medal for the U.S. in this category in eight years, and only the second time ever to medal."
Peter D. Tillinghast, A&S '97, is a financial planner with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He writes: "With the CFP exam behind me, I am looking to expand my financial planning in both the Baltimore and Boston metropolitan areas. I enjoy working with JHU alumni."
Amanda Wonson, A&S '97 writes: "I'm currently enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University, getting my MAT degree in social studies education. I hope to teach middle school social studies and French somewhere in New England, starting next fall."
Sung S. Yang, A&S '97, a medical student at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, writes: "I've loved the field of medicine since my first impression at Hopkins. I'm doing daily 'self-remodeling' with Kendo fencing, which is only effective when carried out at dawn."
Matthew R. Zaft, A&S '97, is a financial advisor with Prudential Securities. He writes: "A year ago, I teamed with John Moy at Prudential to form the Moy/Zaft Consulting Group. I have been awarded the Johns Hopkins Chapter Advisor of the Year award for my work with the JHU fraternity Phi Kappa Psi, and I serve on the committees for the March of Dimes and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Over homecoming weekend 2001, I proposed to Erin Chlopak, A&S '00. Our wedding is set for August 31, 2003."


Laura Linday Sewell, Peab '99 (MM), writes: "I am a Peabody alumna, who married a Peabody alumnus, Kingsley Wood '99. Kingsley recently won the string bass audition at the Metropolitan Opera. He is now a full-time member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and we have moved to New York City."


Congratulations to Anne Heritage of Madison, CT, who is the winner in the Dean of Studen Life's drawing for a free Hopkins memorabilia basket to say "Thanks" for participating in the recent Graduate Survey -- Class of 2000. Thank you Anne and to all of those who participated in the survey. Your responses are very important to us! --Dean Susan Boswell

Igor Doubenko, SPSBE '00 (MS), is currently a full-time employee of the International Monetary Fund and an affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also has a speaking arrangement with Northern Virginia Community College and is working toward receiving a paralegal certification.
Sean C. O'Rourke, A&S '00, writes: "I am currently in my second year as a doctoral student in linguistics at Yale University. I have recently finished all requirements for the master's degree."

In Memoriam

1941: Frederick W. Wood II, A&S '41, a retired performance analyst with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, died on October 1. In retirement he was active in community affairs, such as zoning covenants and legal issues. He was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Campus Hills Community Association in 1988. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a brother, and four nephews.

1942: Walter Richard "Wally" Simon, Eng '42, retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer, died in September. Mr. Simon worked 32 years for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, becoming power production maintenance manager. He enjoyed golf and was a member of Turf Valley Country Club. He also owned a sailboat for more than 40 years and was a boating instructor for the Patapsco Power Squadron.

1946: Edward F. Gliwa, A&S '46, died on September 2.

1949: Isidore R. Hankin, A&S '49, a longtime Internal Revenue Service official, died in September. Mr. Hankin, a Baltimore native, was a prisoner of war during World War II, an event that he documented for his family in a 116-page manuscript. He was a member of B'nai Israel congregation in Rockville. He is survived by his wife, a son [Homewood Art Workshops director Craig Hankin], a daughter, two sisters, and four grandsons.

1949: Zekin A. Shakhashiri, MPH '49, a public health physician who worked for the National Institutes of Health for 30 years before retiring in 1990 as senior medical adviser in the office of the director of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, died June 8 at a hospice care center in Madison, Wis. He had Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Shakhashiri was an authority on perinatal health. He was an advocate for orienting basic clinical and field research toward the primary prevention of chronic degenerative ailments, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. His wife of 52 years, Adma Nakhoul Shakhashiri, died in 1990. Survivors include three children, two sisters, and three grandchildren.

1952: Heslett Killin Murray, A&S '52 (MA), a teacher of Romance languages and head soccer coach at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, died on October 29. After retiring from teaching and coaching in 1983, Mr. Murray was increasingly occupied with the need to attend to his wife's declining health and to his developmentally challenged child. He was an active member and generous contributor to organizations that worked with retarded citizens and Alzheimer's patients.

1952: Raymond E. Sibley, Engr '52, a chemical engineer who did research work in the development of the Ramjet engine, died on October 8. He was also instrumental in inventing the fuel instrument in landing modules for NASA's Apollo 11,12, and 13 space missions to the moon. He is survived by his wife, his stepson, and four siblings.

1955: W. Kevin Smith, Engr '55, who was co-owner and operator of Weaverville Milling Co., a restaurant in North Carolina, died on Tuesday, October 16. He is survived by his wife, a son, and two daughters.

1976: Amram J. "Ami" Cohen, A&S '76, died in Tanzania of an apparent heart attack. Dr. Cohen, a Washington native and Israeli surgeon and teacher who in 1995 established the Save a Child's Heart Foundation, was stricken while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. At the time of his death, he was head of the pediatric cardiology unit at Wolfson Medical Center near Tel Aviv. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, his parents, and his grandmother.


1933: Albert J. Silverman, A&S '33, '52 (MA) was survived by two sons and a daughter.

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