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Maurice Bender, A&S '38, writes: "I have enjoyed extensive
world travel since my retirement. I chaired the
construction of the only senior housing co-op (123 units)
in the Northwest and enjoy watching our three
Harold Gordon, A&S '38, writes: "I am
retired and living in Santa Cruz, California, where I am
active at the University of California at Santa Cruz
library and at the local hospital. We traveled to Russia
with a Johns Hopkins group June 17-30; it was very
Robert Beery, A&S '43, writes: "I enjoy gardening,
photography, traveling, and volunteer work, and I work as
an engineering consultant for a small steel fabrication
Irvin Glassman, A&S '43, writes: "I still edit the journal
Combustion Science and Technology and am active in the
National Academy of Engineering. I'm thinking about
writing a history of Princeton's Guggenheim Jet Propulsion
Center. Most of all, I enjoy being with my grandchildren
and reading mystery stories."
John Hildebrandt, A&S '43, writes: "I am an active member
of the Rockville, Maryland, Art League as a watercolor
painter. I retired in 1988 after 29 years in business
development for the Vitro Corporation, and I am now a
summer resident of Wakefield, New Hampshire."
Robert Resnick, A&S '43, writes: "I retired in 1993 as
distinguished professor of physics at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute. I continue my professional activity
as a textbook author and speaker at national and
international meetings. I enjoy extensive worldwide
travel, and I am lucky to have been married for 57 years
and to have three grandchildren."
Alan Schwartzman, A&S '43, writes: "I'm a consulting
architect to the U.S. Embassy in Paris. I was elected to
the French Academy of Architecture in 1998. I also serve
as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International
Union of Architects and attended the Triennial Assembly in
Berlin in June 2002. I am also the 2003 chair of the
International Committee of the American Institute of
Architects. My son, Eric, was married in June 2000 in
Peter Stern, A&S '43, writes: "I enjoy writing light verse
and parodies. In 2000, I published my own book of 267
poems and songs written over a lifetime to celebrate
significant events of family, friends, business
associates, and political candidates. It is titled 'At
Eighty.' I still play tennis twice a week and swim daily
John Strauch, A&S '43, writes: "I was employed by General
Electric for 37 years, and retired in 1990. I was
subsection manager in the Engineering Group, furnishing
nuclear reactor power level measuring equipment to the
U.S. Navy for nuclear attack and ballistic missile
submarines and for Carrier Battle Group nuclear surface
vessels. It was very interesting national security work
involving emergency trips to shipyards and sub bases, and
Walt Lyon, Engr '47, '48 (MSE), writes: "I guess I flunked
retirement -- I'm getting ready to teach my Spring 2003
class at Penn in environmental impact analysis for the
21st year since retiring from state government service in
Bill Boenning, A&S '48, writes: "I retired from the
National Security Agency after 33 years and originated a
consulting business in 1980, operating until 2000. I now
enjoy traveling -- especially JHU trips -- frequent visits
to our vacation home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and
monthly luncheons with KA fraternity friends. I also
participate in project planning activities for Volunteers
for Medical Engineering."
Henry Boettinger, A&S '48, writes: "I retired to England
in 1977 thanks to my English wife. My wife edits the
Village Gazette, and I print it. I play cello in the Bode
Symphony. In 1995, I was runner-up in the UK's Mastermind
TV program. I enjoy painting, writing about the history of
technology, music groups, golf, and snooker."
Donald Honig, A&S '48, enjoys golf and tennis and serves
as president of his country club, as well as vice
president of his condo association.
John Charles Kramer, A&S '48, writes: "I'm still
practicing pediatric pulmonology and was remarried after
my first wife died of tobacco-related arterial disease. I
enjoy judging greenhouse-cultured orchids."
King Schultz, A&S '48, has served as an elder in the North
Coast Presbyterian Church for the past seven years. He
writes: "Paula and I own a Cessna Turbo 210 that I fly
regularly. We frequently visit Australia, where our kids
went to high school. I am active in Johns Hopkins alumni
activities in the San Diego area and in local YMCA
Warren Wurzbacher, A&S '48, Med '52, retired in 1987 from
his private Ob-Gyn practice in Baltimore. He continued to
do part-time clinic work for the Maryland State Health
Department until his full retirement in 1999.
Gene Lovell, A&S '55, has written a new book titled
Tomahawk Brown. He writes: "The hero of the book is a CIA
spook who has an abrupt reality check when he is
confronted by the fruit of a one-night stand 20 years
Stanley E. Matyszewski, A&S '58, writes: "After 31 years
of medical practice in anesthesiology in Waterbury,
Connecticut, I retired on January 1, 2001. For 18 of those
years, I served as chairman of the department of
anesthesiology at St. Mary's Hospital. I am now enjoying
visiting our children and grandchildren around the
country, leisure dining, and some cruises with
John Ruffle, A&S '58, has been elected to his third
six-year term as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University. He
also has opened a wine business with classmate Dr. Ernest
Bates, A&S '58.
Anthony Salem, A&S '58, an orthopedic surgeon, is still
working and raising his three young boys. He enjoys
playing golf and tennis and spends some time in Maine.
John Schenck, Engr '58, writes: "I retired in 1999, after
working as a consulting engineer in the Baltimore area. We
now spend time on our sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay and
Harold Wilson, A&S '59 (MA), has published Confederate
Industry: Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil
War. He is an associate professor of history at Old
Dominion University and is the author of McClure's
Magazine and the Muckrakers and numerous published
Harold Walpert, Engr '62, was elected president of the
Maryland Art League, a non-profit organization.
Charles M. Chadwick, A&S '63, writes: "I retired in May of
2002 from the position of general counsel of Maryland
Midland Railway, Inc., which is headquartered in Union
Bridge, Maryland. I expect to travel and visit friends in
Alfred Geier, A&S '63 (PhD), has published Plato's Erotic
Thought: The Tree of the Unknown (Univ. of Rochester
Howard S. Ginsberg, A&S '63, writes that his hobbies
include softball and coaching junior league wrestling.
Nicholas Ioannou, A&S '63, is a consultant in electrical
power engineering, specializing in protective relaying and
controls. He writes: "I enjoy travel, golf, and family
Richard Kandler, A&S '63, writes: "I enjoy traveling up to
six months a year. I recently spent two months in
Southeast Asia, after a trip to China. I've also taken up
lawn bowls, and I hope it becomes an Olympic event -- this
is my last chance to medal!"
Robert Emmet Kennedy, A&S '63, is writing a history of
secularism in Europe. In 2003, he will begin his 30th year
of teaching at George Washington University.
Ronald Kochis, A&S '63, has retired from the New York
State Mental Health Department as chief of services. He
splits the year between Key West, Florida, and Hudson
Valley in New York. He writes: "I'm enjoying lots of fly
fishing and boating."
Stuart H. Lessans, A&S '63, writes: "I'm semi-retired from
my busy ophthalmology practice. My most notable
accomplishment (besides my Hopkins degree) is that I'm the
proud father of Matthew and Faye, who are both 22 months
old! I hope they'll be future Hopkins alums. It's great to
have the time to spend with these wonderful babies!"
Mel Lurie, A&S '63, writes: "After practicing medicine for
two decades and raising four children, I got an MBA and a
divorce. Now we'll see what follows!"
John A. Morgan, A&S '63, writes: "I retired in 1991 as
vice president of Verizon. From 1993-1999, I was
president of Smart House Centers, Inc. In 2000, I became a
GCA certified professional golf club maker."
Bill O'Connor, A&S '63, writes: "On April 1, 2002, I
retired from Black and Decker as VP of Engineering
Operations for B&D and DeWalt power tools. I'm continuing
to consult part time for Black and Decker. I'm the
chairman of the safety and public relations committee for
Power Tool Institute, on the board of directors for AMIE
(Advancing Minority Interests in Engineering), a member of
the Industrial Advisory Board for Morgan State
University's Engineering School, and a frustrated
Martin Reville, A&S '63, enjoys sailing.
Burt Routman, A&S '63, writes: "I am professor of family
medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, and
vice-chair of the Committee on Education and Evaluation of
the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice. I was
appointed to the Primary Care Organizations Consortium.
When I left Des Moines, I ran the Dr. Burt Routman Free
Clinic in the low-income area of the city."
Howard M. Silverman, A&S '63, is president of Home
Maintenance Service, Inc., and a holder of state of
Florida contractors licenses for mechanical, electrical,
plumbing, and general contracting.
Alan Sorkin, A&S '63, writes: "I have been professor and
chairman of the economics department at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County, for 29 years. In addition, I
am adjunct professor of international health at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health at Hopkins, where I
teach health economics. I have written or co-edited 19
books dealing with the economics of human resources. I
just became a grandfather for the first time when my son
David and his wife, Surekha, had a son, Neil Mohan Sorkin.
He was born on September 5, 2002."
Albert Sramek, A&S '63, writes: "I directed corporate real
estate and construction activities for more than 30 years
at Smith-Kline Corp. and also at Standard. I retired in
1997, and I am now consulting. I am on the National Board
of Directors of the IRDC and received the Krafsur Award,
which is an award for international achievement. I live in
Hilton Head, South Carolina, and I play a bit of golf."
Richard "Dick" Webster, A&S '63, writes: "I have two
grandchildren and a third on the way -- what a
Charles J. "Chuck" Weiss, A&S '63, recently retired as
corporate secretary of Citizens Communications Company and
has been appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission
of Greenwich, Connecticut, as well as to the Charter
Revision Committee and the Selectman's Transportation
Committee. He writes: "The hours are almost the same as at
work -- some Town Meetings go until 4 a.m. The plus is no
more plane trips."
Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, distingushed professor of
geography at Syracuse University, has received the Award
of Distinction by the Canadian Cartographic Association
for his exceptional scholarly contribution to the field of
Gianfranco Pasquino, SAIS '67 (MA), continues his teaching
at both the University of Bologna and at the Bologna
Center and is serving as co-editor of the Rivista Italiana
di Scienza Politica. He has published the book, Il Sistema
Politico Italiano (2002) and a long essay titled "Italy: A
Democratic Regime in Transition." He plans to spend the
first semester of 2003 as a fellow of Clare Hall at
Lewis Frisch, A&S '69, writes: "I have just ended a
30-year exile in Atlanta and have relocated to Nazareth,
Pennsylvania." He has completed his first draft of "Rat
Hunting -- A Baltimore Memoir," which is an 80-page
reflection on his years (1965-74) at Hopkins and the
Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community
Development, as they relate to the Orioles, contemporary
America, National Bohemian, and the most destructive
animal known to man -- Rattus norvegicus. For details,
Dennis McCort, A&S '70 (PhD), associate professor in the
languages, literatures, and linguistics department in the
College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University has
been promoted to the rank of full professor. He is the
author of several books, including Going Beyond the Pairs:
The Coincidence of Opposites in German Romanticism, Zen,
and Deconstruction, and Perspectives on Music in German
Daniel B. Polin, A&S '72, is executive producer of America
Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero. The program was produced
by Polin's Great Projects Film Company and Shadowbox
Films, owned by another Hopkins alumnus, Justin Schein,
A&S '90, in association with Kevin Spacey's company,
Trigger Street Productions. Spacey was the narrator of the
William J. Corbett, A&S '73, recently authored a book
titled Entrepreneurship for People with Developmental
Disabilities -- A Textbook & Resource Guide for
Self-Employment Services with Steve Mariotti and Michael
Caslin III. He is the executive director of a non-profit,
disability organization in Massachusetts.
Amy Kass, A&S '73 (PhD), has published The Perfect Gift:
The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose (Indiana
University Press: August 2002).
Chip Feazel, A&S '75 (PhD), has been named a senior
scientist in the newly-merged firm, ConocoPhillips. A
specialist in carbonate sedimentology, he solves problems
in oil and gas exploration and production worldwide, with
a special focus on the Middle East, Caspian Sea, and North
Fran Ludman, SPSBE '79 (MLA), returned to work part time
after 7-1/2 years as a full-time, stay-at-home mom for
daughter, Erica. She is an instructor in the Community
College of Baltimore County's Adult Basic English and GED
program. She also is a freelance editor of the Calvert
School's home schooling promotional literature. She
writes: "I find the former emotionally challenging and
fulfilling and the latter intellectually stimulating."
Joan Habbegger, A&S '81 (MLA), traveled to eastern Romania
as part of a 21-member Global Volunteers team that worked
on teaching and child-care projects.
Susan (Weissfeld) Hammerman, A&S '83, writes: "I married
Jan Hammerman, A&S '78, SAIS '81 (MA), after we graduated
from Columbia Law School. I am corporate general counsel
to the Gates Corporation. Jan runs his own law firm,
specializing in transactional/ bankruptcy matters. We have
two children, Laura and Tamara. We love Colorado and its
year-round sunshine -- we also love playing music
together. All four of us play instruments.
"Some of you may not know that our friend and classmate,
Dale Fike, A&S '83, passed away in 1996. As a lasting
tribute to Dale's friendship, a group of us -- including
Peter Berman, A&S '83, Helene Caloir, Engr '83, Tracy
Coster, A&S '84, Richard Gibbs, A&S '83, Amir Halevy, A&S
'83, and Diana Liu, A&S '83 -- have committed to help fund
a $20,000 scholarship in memory of Dale. We are starting
the fund in 2003, our 20th reunion year, and plan to have
the scholarship fully endowed within five years, in time
for our 25th reunion. For more information, please contact
Jon M. Laria, A&S, has been named by the Baltimore
Business Journal to its "40 Under 40." He writes: "I
continue to practice law at the Baltimore office of
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, & Ingersoll, LLP, concentrating
on complex real estate transactions. My most recent and
interesting project is the restoration of the old
Hippodrome theater, a long-vacant vaudeville house on
Baltimore's west side, into the city's new Broadway venue
-- under construction and opening early 2004."
Doreen E. Moran, A&S '84, writes: "After a three-year
stint as a strategic planner for an interactive/web
marketing agency in New York, I've joined the 'Free Agent
Nation' as a freelance advertising copywriter
(moonlighting on top of my freelancing as an e-mail
consultant). After the whole marketing maven trip, it's
been amazing to get back to what I truly love --
Question: does anyone know how to reach
Jessica Kubzansky, A&S '84, or Rosy Benarroch Joseph?
E-mail me at
Renate Langewiesche, A&S '85, writes: "I have changed my
job and my address. I became a college teacher of English
and political science in Germany -- my dream job because I
get to work with young people."
Sharon Sirota Rubin, A&S '85, and her husband, Dr. Eric
Rubin, are happy to announce the birth of their son,
Samuel Jacob Rubin, on June 18. Sam joins big sister Jenny
and big brother Alex. She writes: "We're learning to
juggle two careers, three kids, and two dogs."
Fred Assaf, A&S '88, and his wife, Martha, announce the
birth of their fifth son, Thomas Nye Assaf. Tommy joins
Jack, Hank, Mick, and San. Fred is principal of LaSalle
College High School, and they reside in Jenkintown,
Jennifer Varrell Bonner, A&S '88, has relocated to the
D.C. area after three years in Jerusalem, where she served
as the administrative officer at the U.S. Consulate, and
her husband Fred Bonner, Engr '88 (MS), '93 (PhD), was a
post-doctoral fellow at Hebrew University. After a year of
Ukrainian language training, the family will move to Kiev,
Ukraine, in August 2003. Fred is currently working on
environmental policy issues with the Cadmus Group in
Lora Costello Bonser, A&S '88, writes: "I recently moved
from Texas to Taipei, Taiwan, with my husband, Doug, and
three children: Danielle, Bradley, and Erika. We will be
here for 1 to 2 years and will then move on to Singapore
for a few years. We are thoroughly enjoying our 'Asian
Adventure' so far!"
Ian C. Brooks, A&S '88, writes: "My daughter, Grace, was
born in April. I'm teaching mathematics and coaching
volleyball and swimming."
Clifford Chen, A&S '88, writes: "Our little girl is now 3
years old -- Robin and I are enjoying her immensely. I
recently joined an independent private group practice. We
still live in and enjoy Pittsburgh."
Wayne S. Creadick Jr., A&S '88, was elected mayor of
Myersville, Maryland, in July 2002 (his term expires in
May 2004). He also was appointed to the Maryland Municipal
League Legislative Committee for the 2002-2003 Legislative
Jane Latona Diseker, A&S '88, writes: "After being a trial
lawyer for four and a half years, I retired to dedicate
myself full time to the creation and maintenance of
civilization. Jack and Grace are a joy, a blessing and a
challenge every day."
Julia Heaney, A&S '88, writes: "We welcomed our second
son, Andrew Luis, in March 2002. I continue to practice
law at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell as a partner in
the Intellectual Property Litigation group."
Andrea L. Hillier, A&S '88, writes: "Along with my husband
and two daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth, I welcomed the
arrival of Christian Edward on July 11, 2002. I continue
to practice corporate bankruptcy law with the law firm of
Foley & Lardner."
Harriet Anastasia "Stacy" (Boetcelen) Hoffer, A&S '88,
writes: "I would love to attend (reunion), but I am
expecting our second baby on 2/27/03 and will probably be
too busy with my two kids to make it. I continue to have a
private practice in psychotherapy out of my home, which I
enjoy immensely. I am a practitioner of Thought Field
Therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, and Reiki, in addition
to traditional psychotherapy."
Razib Khaund, A&S '88, is working as clinical assistant
professor of medicine at Brown University, as well as
enjoying work in a sports medicine practice.
Thomas E. Leathrum, A&S '88, is still making music as a
member of the Northwest Georgia Winds Concert Band. His
professional projects include writing online math
Scott David Lippe, A&S '88, writes: "I have a private
practice in gastroenterology in Bergen County, New Jersey.
We have four children and my wife is pregnant again!"
Shyamali Mallick, A&S '88, recently finished surgical
residency at the University of Washington and has moved to
California to start a fellowship in surgical oncology. She
writes: "I am enjoying living in California -- more
Regina Galante Pellicci, Nurs '88, is married to Ltc. Jack
Pellicci, who is stationed at Ft. Hamilton in Brooklyn,
New York. They announce the birth of their daughter,
Gianna Jane Pellicci, who was born in May.
Ishrat (Ashi) Rafi, A&S '88, writes: "I now have a private
practice in Baltimore as an Ob/Gyn. I am also juggling two
energetic boys, Alexander and Zachary. My husband, Alan
Raynes, A&S '86, is a partner in a law firm, so we keep
ourselves very busy."
Evan R. Reiter, A&S '88, was recently appointed residency
program director in otolaryngology- head and neck surgery.
He is enjoying work, family life, and "perpetuating the
physician stereotype by playing golf whenever
Larry Sharett, A&S '88, directed his first play,
Connections, in New York City.
Lillie D. Shockney, SPSBE '88 (MAS), director of education
and outreach at Johns Hopkins Breast Center, has received
the 2002 Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Breast
Cancer Education Award. This award supports and recognizes
excellence and dedication to educating the public about
Melissa Wu, A&S '88, SPSBE '02, has had two big events in
the past year: She married Tyler Brannen in September
2001, and in June 2002, she completed her MBA -- part time
Natalie M. Givans, A&S '89, has been named a vice
president at Booz Allen Hamilton. She leads the firm's
Security Architecture, Engineering, and Integration
Carleton (Thomas) Heinrich, A&S '89, lives with her
husband, Todd Heinrich, and their twin 3-year-old girls,
Grace and Eleanor, in South Salem, New York.
Soogy Lee, A&S '89, who lives in New York, is a bankruptcy
lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Kendra (Davis) Stewart, A&S '89, and Damon Stewart, A&S
'88, live with their son, Connor, not too far away from
the beach in Greenlawn, New York.
Sybille Woel, A&S '89, is a doctor in Washington D.C. She
is a radiologist specializing in breast imaging.
Barbara Gaile Warden, A&S '89, who lives in Boston, is
vice president of marketing for geoVue, a
Massachusetts-based software company.
Bonnie Bassler, A&S '90 (PhD), a biologist who researches
the communication among bacteria, has been awarded a 2002
MacArthur Fellowship. (See p. 65)
Jeff DeCagna, A&S '90, has founded his own company,
Principled Innovation, which offers strategy and
innovation consulting primarily to non-profit membership
associations. Last year, he was inducted as a fellow of
the American Society of Association Executives, and he was
also recently elected a trustee of the Chaordic
Lesa Beamer, Med '91 (PhD), assistant professor of
biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia School
of Medicine, has been awarded the 2002 Dorsett L. Spurgeon
Distinguished Medical Research Award. The annual award
recognizes outstanding achievement by School of Medicine
researchers in the early stage of their academic
Matthew Jerram, A&S '91, writes: "After five long years, a
wedding, and a brief visit on Jeopardy!, I finally
finished my PhD in clinical psychology at Suffolk
University in September 2002. My wife, Erika, and I have
moved out of our grad school hovel this summer and are
living in Watertown, Massachusetts. She's an urban
planner, and I'm a postdoc at Harvard Medical School,
trying to perpetually hide from student loans."
David Redish, A&S '91, and his wife, Laura (Nagel) Redish,
A&S '93, write: "Our second son, Daniel Sarlys Redish, was
born in early June. We now live in St. Paul, Minnesota,
where Dave is an assistant professor at the University of
Minnesota in the Department of Neuroscience."
Darren Miller, Engr '92, and Gloria (Lillard) Miller, A&S
'92, announce the birth of their third child, Alice
Hopkins Miller. Mom, dad, and big sisters, Stephanie and
Robin, are all doing well. The Millers live in Salem, New
Hampshire. Darren works as a software engineer for Ab
Initio Software Corporation. In her "free" time, Gloria
operates a small ebusiness
www.spotlightbooks.com) that makes personalized books
John E. Osborn, SAIS '92 (MA), has received a faculty
appointment to serve as a visiting fellow during the 2002-
2003 academic year with the Bobst Center for Peace &
Justice at Princeton University. While at Princeton, John
will focus his research on the peace process in Northern
Ireland, which he first explored as an Eisenhower Fellow
in 1998. Earlier this year, John was appointed to the
Wilson Council, the private sector advisory board of the
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in
Laura Antonina Vicari, Peab '92, MM '94 (GPD), sang the
title role in the Lancaster Opera's performance of Madame
Butterfly last fall. She writes: "It was in English,
staged, costumed, and with orchestra. It was the dream of
a lifetime, and I am hard at work."
Andrew Ackerman, A&S '93, writes: "After a few years in
and out of Chicago, I came back to New York City and have
finally bit the bullet and purchased an apartment on the
Upper West Side. I work currently as COO at Bunk1.com and
have just wrapped up our fourth successful summer
providing Web sites and other online services for summer
Ryan Gill, A&S '93, and Jill Litt, A&S '93, were married
on May 30, 1999, in Princeton. Ryan is an assistant
professor of chemical engineering at the University of
Colorado School of Medicine, where Jill is also an
assistant professor of environmental health. On August 14,
Jill and Ryan celebrated the birth of their daughter, Eden
Quimby E. McCaskill, A&S '93, writes: "In May 2002, I was
married to Suzanne M. Sutliff of Clemmons, North Carolina.
Presently, we live in Jacksonville, Florida, where I'm
completing my final year in a residency program in
pediatrics. In addition, I also have agreed to stay on
next fall to serve as chief resident."
B. Chris Miller-Munyan, SPSBE '93 (MLA), has opened an art
gallery in Occoquan, Virginia. Ste. Felix Galerie features
the work of more than 22 local and national artists
working in all media.
Diego F. Wyszynski, PH '93 (MHS), '96 (PhD), assistant
professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston
University School of Medicine, has published Cleft Lip and
Palate: From Origin to Treatment (Oxford University
Rebecca S. Gordon, A&S '94, writes: "This has been quite
an eventful year for me. On May 30, I became engaged to
Gary Kittrell. I graduated from Brooklyn Law School on
June 5. Gary and I moved to Long Beach, New York, in
August, and I started as a first-year associate at Farrell
Fritz, P.C. in Uniondale, N.Y. on September 3."
Ashkan Lahiji, A&S '94, is in his fourth year of residency
at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in
orthopaedic surgery. He received his MD from SUNY
Downstate Medical College in 1998.
Neil Veloso, A&S '94, recently left a biotech start-up to
take a position in the technology transfer office at Case
Western Reserve University. He and his wife, Hazel, have a
1-year-old daughter, Isabel.
Jason S. Goldfeder, Med '95, and Ngyen Nguyen were married
in April in St. Louis. They are both faculty members in
the department of internal medicine at the Washington
University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Robert Torretti, A&S '95, has graduated from The Wharton
School of Business and is now working for AIG in New York
City, focusing on their Latin American operations.
Ryan Younger, A&S '95, and Janine Fredericks-Younger, A&S
'95, write: "We are the proud parents of a new baby girl,
Madeline Rose Younger, born in Boston on September 16. On
the work front, Janine is a dentist at Tewksbury State
Hospital and a faculty member at Tufts Dental School. Ryan
is senior marketing manager at Partners Healthcare
Nicolee Wilken Ambrose, A&S '96, Peab '96, has accepted an
appointment from the Bush Administration and now works in
Jennifer (Askanazi) Caplan, A&S '96, and Glen Caplan, were
married on August 24, in West Orange, New Jersey.
Bridesmaids included Carolyn Boies, A&S '96; Joanna
Mongiardo, A&S '96; and Carlene Kuczma, A&S '96. Other
Hopkins alumni in attendance were Amy Dodrill, A&S '95;
Karen Guzzo, A&S '97; Vanessa Bakert, A&S '97; and Adam
Haeberle, A&S '96. She writes: "Glen and I just graduated
from Duke Law School and are moving to Palo Alto,
California, where I will be working at the law firm of
Fenwich & West, and he will be working at Wilson, Sonsini,
Rosati & Goodrich."
Devon Chivvis, A&S '96, married Mark Fowler on September
2, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Several Hopkins alumni attended,
including Suchet Venkatesh Bhandari, A&S '96, Seema
Mohapatra, A&S '96, Ghida AlJuburi, A&S '96, and Rita Kim,
Riple Hansalia, Engr '96, is now finishing his residency
at the University of Maryland and will be a chief resident
next year. He is looking into various cardiology programs.
Maura LoMonico, A&S '96, has plunged headlong into the
interactive television industry as a producer for Mag
Rack, a nationwide video-on-demand service for digital
cable subscribers. She is based in Manhattan and is able
to spend more time with fellow alums Emily Baillieul, A&S
'97, Alicia Bromfield, A&S '96, Josh Lebowitz, A&S '96,
and Rachel Haugh, A&S '97. This fall, she begins her first
year of a two-year term on the New York Metropolitan Area
Chapter Executive Committee.
Richard A. Ambrose, Engr '97, A&S '97, started a new
company, Canine Loft Corp. that has rapidly become one of
the most visited sites on the Web for dog breed specific
gifts and artwork.
Aime Poldmae, Engr '97, and Matthew J. Levesque, Engr '97,
married in Portland, Maine, on August 17. Several Hopkins
alumni attended. Aime and Matt live and work in Baltimore.
She is a manufacturing manager at FMC Corp., and he
teaches mathematics at Patterson High School.
Heather Brock, A&S '98, recently climbed Mount Fuji with
3,000 other people.
Kirk Chan-Tack, Med '98, and Janet Lam, PH '98 (MHS),
announce the birth of their first child, Katelyn Brianna
Chan-Tack, who was born on June 29.
Sara Clemence, A&S '98 (BA/MA), graduated from Columbia
Journalism School in May and is now working as an
environmental journalist in Anniston, Alabama.
Amy Davis, A&S '98, and Christopher Duncan, A&S '98, were
married on September 21 in Buffalo, New York. In
attendance from Hopkins were Andrea Ott, Engr '98, Amy
(Miliano) Geisen, A&S '98, John McGivney, Engr '98, Ian
Wood, A&S '98, Jonathan Boott, Engr '98, and Jennie
Jaeckel, Engr '02. Following the wedding, Amy and Chris
moved to Hawaii where Chris, a captain in the Army, has
been stationed. Amy will continue to work at MAXIMUS,
where she was recently promoted to director.
Charlyn Fisher, SPSBE '98 (MS), manager of institutional
research at Hood College, was selected as a First College
Year Assessment Fellow by the Association of Institutional
Research, and she received the Second Annual Research
Grant by the Maryland Association of Institutional
Research. The grant will help fund a database subscription
that will allow her to compare financial variables of
small colleges, such as percentages of alumnae and alumni
donors, endowments, or expenditures.
Jaime Klimsey, A&S '98, writes: "I will receive my DVM
from the University of Florida College of Veterinary
Medicine in May 2003 and plan to marry on October 4,
Elizabeth Jordan Lawrence, A&S '98, and Jared A. Lawrence,
Engr '96, married on July 5, 1998. Their daughter,
Alexandra Noble Lawrence, was born on November 17, 2001.
Natasha Lazo, A&S '98, writes: "I went home and got my MAT
so that I could teach. I taught a bilingual class in
Providence for a few months. Then I took a position at a
school in Baltimore. I taught for a year at Mount Royal in
the Bolton Hill area of Baltimore. Now I'm teaching
8th-grade English in Newark, New Jersey."
William Cory Lukens, A&S '98, writes: "I got married in
2001 and graduated from the master's of social work
program at the University of Maryland that same year. I am
working at Crownsville Hospital and coaching wrestling at
Annapolis High School, where we were second at the 2002
state duals and fourth at the 2002 state tournament."
Yasaman Mohadjer, A&S '98, has completed medical school
and is doing an intern year of residency to be followed by
an ophthalmology residency at St. Louis University.
Melissa Pavetto Murphy, A&S '98, married David Murphy on
June 15. Several Hopkins alumni attended, including Marlon
Satchell, A&S '98, Christina Olson, Engr '98, Laurie
Archibald, A&S '98, Aaron Pannone, A&S '98, John
Schnakenberg, A&S '00, and Lance Harper, Engr '00. The
couple now lives in New Jersey, where Dave is an intern in
internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson, and Melissa is
finishing her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark A. Perez, A&S '98, is living in the Seattle area.
Christina Polyak, A&S '98, is working as an epidemiologist
in East Africa.
Claudia Joe Salter, A&S '98, is a graduate student in
clinical psychology at George Mason University. She
married Brian Salter on June 3, 2000.
Matt Schernecke, A&S '98, writes: "I've moved to New York
to work 'permanently.' Right now, I'm clerking for a judge
in the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) and will be
working with Jen Choi, A&S '98, and Lauren Augerman, A&S
'98, at Morgan Lewis and Breckins the year after. Feel
free to write to me at:
Doug Steinke, A&S '98, writes: "After being a journalist
for the past four years, I decided to return to school and
to New York to study the law at St. John's University.
Before that, I was working as a reporter at the Providence
Journal in Rhode Island and as a researcher for the
executive editor of the Washington Post."
Sarah Vance, A&S '98, writes: "I have returned recently
from Japan and headed to England for graduate school,
where I will be studying international conflict resolution
and recovery management. I am also newly engaged to a
wonderful man -- Kasey Clark of Green Mountain College in
Vermont. We are looking forward to living in England and
starting our life together."
Megan Weil, A&S '98, is working on her PhD in
environmental and occupational health, focusing on mercury
exposure and cognitive function.
John H. Debes, A&S '99, and Alexandra Surcel, A&S '00,
were married on October 5, 2002, in Washington D.C. Their
bridal party included John Northrop, A&S '99, Erica
Preston, A&S '99, and Simon Oh, Engr '00. They are both
currently graduate students at Penn State: John is working
toward a PhD in astronomy, and Alexandra is working toward
a PhD in cell and developmental biology.
Daniel Kasstein, Peab '99, was recently appointed to the
Johanna "Jody" Seasonwein, A&S '99, has received a faculty
fellowship from the Department of Art History at Columbia
University, where she is a first-year PhD student.
David Silverglide, A&S '99, has decided to take some time
to enjoy life and is now traveling around the world with
Leslie Swallow, A&S '02.
Michael I. Morgenstern, A&S '01, is vice president of the
lobby and advocacy firm Russell J. Wilson & Associates. He
lives in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He writes: "I'm
happy to represent fellow alumni from JHU or Hopkins
interests in general. You can contact me at
Michael Brennan, SAIS '02 (MA), entered the Foreign
Service in September and will be posted to Lima, Peru, in
April as a consular officer. He says that after working
for Shell Oil in Houston, the move into a new career ought
to provide some great experiences in public policy and
Edward S. Loane, Engr '28, former vice president of GPU
Service Corp. and also a former director of Metropolitan
Edison Co., died August 30. His engineering and
supervision were considered instrumental in the
construction of hydroelectric plants in Yards Creek, New
Jersey and Seneca, Venango County.
John Anthony Canning, A&S '37, an Air Force Veteran of
World War II and the Korean War, has died. He was an
artist and sculptor and also served as the fleet surgeon
for the Saville Yacht Club and the Great South Bay
Robert Tarbert Parker Sr., A&S '41, Med '44, former chief
of medicine and vice president of medical affairs at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, died in October. He is
survived by his wife, a daughter, three sons, and 10
Vincent J. Lamparella Jr., Med '70, director of Syracuse
University Health Services from 1975-90, died July 26. Dr.
Laparella was a staff psychiatrist with the Veterans
Administration Medical Center for the past two years and
had been engaged in private practice in Syracuse since
Suneeth Nayak, A&S '85, died on August 27, after a
nine-year battle with Hodgkins disease. He is survived by
his wife, Hollidae, his parents, and his brothers, Bob and
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