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1939 MD (Med): DANIEL J. STONE writes: "I have been remiss in saying hello to the alumni notes because of an illness which has finally regressed. My wife and I are back to full activities, both in rural New York and in Florida. I continue some professional activities, including the editing of a continued series on occupational medicine. I am active in volunteer activities in the Anti-tobacco Coalition of Southeast Florida and speak to various groups about the consequences of smoking. I am an active photographer and have entered the new world of digital photography. Family life with three children and five grandchildren provides a wonderful way for my wife and I to remain young. P.S.: Congratulations to Morris Wessel for his recent awards!"


ROBERT A. WILSON, of St. Michaels, Md., writes: "Not being skilled in the mathematical sciences, I have no idea what the odds are against the following coincidence happening, but to say the least, they must be astronomical. In September, I joined a group of eight other senior citizens on an elderhostel expedition trekking in Nepal. Around the third or fourth day, I mentioned that I was a Hopkins graduate. Two others in the group were also Hopkins men. Among the five men in the group, three of us were from Hopkins! The other two were PING-CHOU CHEN, PhD (Eng) '70, and HAROLD FOGELSON, a fellow in medical genetics in 1967.We thought this certainly heralded a note to the alumni magazine!"


GEORGE L. ROGOSA, PhD (A&S) '49, of Durham, N.C., continues to teach general physics to pre-med students at Duke University.


BENJAMIN K. SILVERMAN, of Seal Beach, Calif., was presented with a commemoration plaque by the Pediatric Residents of the Children's Hospital of Orange County in honor of his "Lifetime of Achievement." The award was made at the annual end-of-the-academic year residents' graduation banquet in June 1998. It was given in appreciation of all his "support, guidance, and commitment."

1947 MD (Med): JOHN W. RUNYAN JR., of Memphis, Tenn., who retired from his full-time teaching position on June 30, won the Pew Foundation Award for Primary Care in Patient Care on September 24. He writes: "I'm enjoying my part-time position at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine."


JAMES (JIM) W. WOODS, PhD '54, of Columbia, Md., is an education research specialist in the cognitive science branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. He provides Internet-based self-study materials for medical education and conducts research in online medical image indexing. Two of his cancer lessons recently received the University of Pennsylvania's Oncolink "Editor's Choice" Award.


ALAN G. BIRTCH, MD (Med) '58, of Springfield, Ill., writes: "I retired in July '96, and I am catching up on those things which had to be postponed during 40 years in academic surgery--things like golf, flyfishing, traveling, and grandparenting. I'm enjoying them all!"
   "I retired for the second time from the pastorate on June 30, 1998," writes CHARLES W. CARLSSON JR., Bachelor of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry Union Theological Seminary '63, '75; Master of Theology Yale Divinity School '67. "The first time was on June 30, 1994, and it lasted for one year! I suspect I will re-emerge from retirement again in the not-too-distant future."
   SEBASTIAN J. GALLO, MD University of Maryland '57, writes: "After 27 years as pathologist and 25 years as chairman of the Department of Pathology at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., I plan to retire in July."
   BERTRAM F. GOODHART, DDS University of Illinois '58, of Miami, a self-employed oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was licensed as a healthcare risk manager in 1996 by the Department of Insurance of the state of Florida.
   RICHARD S. HOLLAND of Ellicott City, Md., is president of Holland Manufacturing Company. He writes: "I hope to retire this year. Singing and administration in the Baltimore Symphony Chorus take much time. In conjunction, I am still taking voice lessons. I play golf when I can and pursue my hobbies of art and woodwork." ALBERT K. LANE JR., MDiv Wesley Theological Seminary, of Reisterstown, Md., has retired from full-time ministry, but continues to work part time.
   ALAN LISOOK, MD Northwestern University '59, of Potomac, Md., retired in 1996 as chief of clinical investigations with the Food and Drug Administration.
   "I'm a retired member of the technical staff (as senior industrial engineer) at AT&T after 38 years of service," writes ANTHONY T. MIGLIORE, MA George Washington University '66, of Lutherville, Md. "I bought a place in Ocean City, and I'm spending a lot of time at the beach. It's good to be back in Maryland after working for 10 years in Richmond, Va."
   1954 ScD: TIBOR BORSOS was elected in 1998 to The Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars for three accomplishments: research related to the role of Rous sarcoma virus in the pathogenesis of cancer; studies of complement and complement-mediated cell lysis; and pioneering investigations on the immunology of tumors.


ROBERT E. BAENSCH, SEP Stanford University '82, of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., has started a new career after more than 30 years in publishing industry management. He is now the director for the Center for Publishing at New York University. He is responsible for more than 40 courses in professional studies and a new master's degree program in book, magazine, and multimedia publishing.


A. JAY BLOCK, MD (Med) '62, of Gainesville, Fla., has retired from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is the new editor-in-chief of CHEST. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 37 years. Their daughter Margo is a certified public accountant; daughter Allison is an English teacher. He writes: "Each of them have grandchildren for Linda and me to play with." BRUCE M. LLOYD, of Mountain Lakes, N.J., reports his promotion to principal engineer/construction official with the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, with the responsibility for the review and approval of all electrical plans for construction and alterations for all health care facilities in the state. He also reports his 100 percent recovery from successful brain surgery in the mid-'80s to repair a ruptured cerebral aneurysm.


JOHN B. MAKIN, MD Tufts University '63, of Waterville, Maine, is president of the Maine Medical Association. He enjoys skiing, fishing, and life in Maine.
   DAVID G. MEREDITH, MBA Colorado State University '82, of Apex, N.C., is a sales representative with Holopane Corporation. "I got tired of managing, after 25 years, and transferred back to sales engineering in Eastern North Carolina. Barb and I love living in the Raleigh area."
   IRVIN M. MILLER, PhD '64, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., writes: "I enjoy origami, computer graphics, photography, and running." ARNOLD B. SILVERMAN, JD University of Pittsburgh '62, of Murrysville, Pa., writes: "I have been engaged in the practice of intellectual property law for 36 years and have enjoyed it tremendously. Fourteen years ago, I joined Eckert Semane Cherin & Mellott to establish a patent department, which has grown from two attorneys to 20 attorneys. I'm having too much fun to think of retirement." He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Anti-defamation League of Pittsburgh, Business Arbitration Association, and numerous bar association committees.


DON H. YABLONOWITZ, MD Wayne State University '76, of Rockville, Md., is an internist-geriatrician in private practice, who is "looking for other middle-aged, mediocre musicians to form a rock band and escape." He also enjoys tennis and bicycling but refuses to play golf.


MILT HESS and his wife, Cecia, are living in Ottawa while he manages a contract to help the Canadian Department of National Defence address the Year 2000 problem. He is still a vice president with American Management Systems, which has grown from 350 to over 8,000 people during his 21 years with the company. His son Sanford also works for AMS and was promoted to principal last year; his son Frederick teaches at the University of Virginia, and his doctoral thesis will be published this fall in book form by Brooking Institutions Press. He writes: "Life is good, eh?"
   PAUL R. RIVERA, MLA (CS) '66, PhD University of Maryland '75, MA University of Maryland, Baltimore County '96, of Bonita Springs, Fla., writes: "I have realized a lifelong ambition to become a historian. I have published articles relating to the development of the Maryknoll mission enterprise in China and the United States in the tumultuous decade of the 1920s in The Catholic Historical Review (July 1998); the impact of the Chinese Nationalist Revolution of 1925-1927 on the Maryknoll missions in South China in The Southeast Review of Asian Studies (1997); and the nature of Chinese converts to Catholicism and their role in the development of the Maryknoll mission enterprise in China in The Southeast Review of Asian Studies (1998)." Currently, he is an adjunct professor of history at the Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison Community College in Fort Myers.


GEORGE BASS, MSEE Pennsylvania State University '77, of Vienna, Va., writes: "I have been a hands-on engineer from the space race era to the present. My interests include golf, bowling, sailing, guitar, photography, and my musical interest, which is continued by having children who are studying piano, guitar, and percussion."
   PHIL BERGER, of New York, has had his book, Larry Holmes: Against the Odds, published by St. Martin's Press. The autobiography of the former heavyweight champion was written in collaboration with the famous pugilist.
   DEWITT C. BROWN III, MD George Washington University '68, of Winthrop, Mass., writes: "My son, Seamus, graduates from Hopkins in 1999--Thank God!"
   STEVEN J. GITOMER, PhD University of Wisconsin '69, of Santa Fe, N.M., is senior scientific advisor to the U.S. Department of State for science centers in Russia and the Ukraine. He is a U.S. member of the International Science and Technology Center's scientific advisory committee.
   STANLEY R. IFSHIN, of McLean, Va., is retired from the U.S. Foreign Service, and works part time for the U.S. State Department, helping to prepare the annual survey of human rights practices.
   "I cashed out," writes CLAYTON KALLMAN, MS (PH) '76, of Gainesville, Fla. "Now, I'm sitting on my assets and helping my kids with their homework!"
   RICHARD M. SATAVA JR., MD Hahnemann Medical University, MS Mayo Clinic, of Branford, Conn., is the director of NASA Space Center's Medical Informatics & Technology Applications. He is a member of numerous committees in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and is program manager of DARPA Biomedical Technologies (DARPA is the military's Star Wars research office--where the Internet came from). He is the author of Cyber Surgery: Surgical Application of Advanced Technology and is a proponent for robotics, virtual reality, microsensors, telemedicine, surgical simulator, and other medical technologies. THOMAS H. TROPP, JD Georgetown University '68, of Philadelphia writes: "I am traveling a lot--I'm off to Nepal with my wife, Joan, in October--and I'm reading good books, and practicing my French and Kung Fu."


1967 MEd (CS): WILLIAM J. OEHLKERS, PhD University of Delaware '71, of Barrington, R.I., a professor of elementary education, with a long history of service to community, college, profession and to students, was the 1997-98 Mary Tucker Thorp Professor in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. He has worked closely with the Rhode Island Department of Education for several years helping to establish standards and frameworks to guide student learning and achievement. He edits The Rhode Island Reading Review, conducts teacher workshops, and has helped to establish a baseline of professional development for teachers and college students through his grant-funded work.


FRANKLIN NG wrote The Taiwanese Americans (1998) and edited Asians in America: The Peoples of East, Southeast, and South Asia in American Life and Culture (six volumes, 1998).


MICHAEL A. AURELIA, MS Brown University '72, of Greenwich, Conn., has been elected president of the Connecticut Association of Inland Wetland Agents. He is a member of the board of the Association of State Wetland Managers and became a certified professional wetland scientist on November 29, 1995. LEWIS E. FRISCH, of Atlanta, writes: "1999 marks my 24th year in the professional audio industry." A former WJHU DJ, he became a recording engineer and studio owner and has been an audio sales professional since 1980.
   A professor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, GAVRIL PASTERNAK, MD '73, PhD '74, of New York, writes: "Things are going well here in New York City. Katie, my oldest, is looking at colleges, and Dave is working hard on lacrosse and ice hockey. When his coaches give him time off, he attends Trinity School, along with his sisters, where he is entering 7th grade. Annie just finished kindergarten and already is working on her lacrosse skills. Sandi continues to teach, and I am still running my laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Mat Levine and I started a youth lacrosse program in New York City three years ago for boys and girls in grades 1-7. We named it in memory of Bernard "Doc" Schoenbaum (1914-1992), a dentist here in New York, who continued to play for the New York Lacrosse Club, well past his 70th birthday. Doc's NYC Lacrosse is growing rapidly and currently has about 150 kids playing in Central Park and surrounding fields."
   JOHN L. ROPIEQUET, JD Northwestern University , of Highland Park, Ill., writes: "I am completing a stint as cubmaster of Josh's cub pack and have re-established my old Boy Scout Troop this year, including designing a web page for it. I celebrated my 25th anniversary with my law firm this year--I've been there through three moves (up 61 stories and down 63 stories) and five name changes--but mine still isn't on it!" He is married and has two children.
   Assistant general counsel for Sears Roebuck & Co., GARY M. SMITH, JD George Washington University '67, of Evansville, Ind., writes: "Since I've been at Sears, I've re-established acquaintance with JASON KRAVITT '69 and TOM COLE '70."
   DAVID J. WANCOWICZ, PhD Pennsylvania State University '76, of Mobile, Ala., chemical adviser for Ciba Specialty Chemicals, is enjoying touring, studying civil war history, reading, and gardening.
   WALTER L. WARNICK, PhD University of Maryland '77, of Laytonsville, Md., writes: "I am about to publish my fourth volume of western Maryland family history: the family of Hessian soldier George Fazenbaker. Anne and I have been married since 1970. We have had six wonderful years together, although Anne disputes two of the six! The office I direct recently loaded 1.8 million pages on the Internet, the principal deliverable from about $9 billion of federal research and development money. Check out"
   RICHARD P. WILSON, MD University of Missouri '73, of Wynnewood, Pa., will be a guest speaker at the Argentine Glaucoma Research Foundation's international meeting on April 15-17, 1999, in Buenes Aires.
   A self-employed writer and teacher, BARON C. WORMSER, of Hallowell, Maine, is the author of four books of poetry, most recently When, which was published by Sarabande Books. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 1998 and NEA Fellow.


DAVID LANCE CLARK, of Pleasantville, N.Y., writes: "I was transferred this October back to U.N. Headquarters, New York, by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to head its early warning and preparedness section. My last year was spent as interagency coordinator in the office of the UNHCR Regional Special Envoy, based out of Sarajevo, focusing primarily on preparedness for and the subsequent U.N. humanitarian response to the Kosovo crisis. My wife and two boys were not with me, having spent the last year in Zagreb, Croatia (where I could visit them most weekends, as Sarajevo and Kosovo are `non-family' duty stations for the U.N.)." HENRY C. VER VALEN, BME Cornell University '52, is a retired professional engineer. He enjoys skiing and tennis, and he restores Jaguars.


JOHN W. GERSTER, MD '78, of Anchorage, Alaska, is vice chair of the board of directors for the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation. He writes: "I enjoy flying a Skyhawk N8525U airplane. My miniature schnauzer is frequently my co-pilot." BETH ZARO GREEN, JD Boston College '77, of Scarsdale, N.Y., is managing attorney of the Law Offices of Beth Zaro Green, which is national counsel for American International Group (AIG), the largest commercial and industrial insurance company in the world. She is married and has three children.


MARCELLE SUSSMAN FISCHLER is the Long Island Journal columnist for The New York Times. She and her husband, Serge, have three sons.
   MICHAEL HOFFHEIMER, PhD University of Chicago, JD University of Michigan, of Oxford, Miss., has been appointed Mississippi Defense Lawyer Lecturer in law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he is professor of law. He teaches in the areas of criminal law, civil procedure, and legal history and researches in the same areas of law, legal history, philosophy of law, and law and literature. His greatest success has been teaching fiddle to his children: Jean, 6, and Joseph, 9. Together, they curated an exhibit, titled "Not Been Logic: Pictures of Law in 20th Century Children's Books" on display through 1999 in the University of Mississippi Law Library.


MARGARET ROMINGER ZUEHLKE, DMD Washington University, of Lawton, Okla., announces the birth of Christopher Stephen on July 9. He joins his four brothers and one sister.


STUART W. DAVIDSON, JD Harvard University '82, of Philadelphia is a partner in the law offices of Willig Williams & Davidson. He practices labor and employment law on behalf of workers and unions. In addition, he chairs the Israel Bonds Labor Advisory Board and serves on the board of directors of the Israel Development Corporation. He is "happily married and enjoying (usually) parenting."
   JOSEPH M. SMITH, PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology '85, MD Harvard University '87, of Saint Louis, Mo., is associate professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Washington University School of Medicine. He writes: "I enjoy the mix of clinical activities in interventional cardiac electrophysiology, research and teaching that my position provides, but I love my roles of husband to Annie and father to Jonathon and Andrew."


DAVID A. FRIEDMAN, JD Vanderbilt University '85, of Coral Springs, Fla., and his wife, Linda, announce the birth of their son, Mitchell Elliot Friedman, on July 20. He is the grandson of CHARLOTTE FRIEDMAN '90, MLA (CS) '96, who is human resources manager for the Whiting School of Engineering. TED ROBERTSON, MBA Dowling College '93, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., was recently promoted to channel marketing manager for the mass market, where he will be managing promotional activity and strategic direction for the Market Channel for Avery Dennison office products. He and his family have relocated from Massachusetts to Orange County, Calif. He writes: "We love it! No more long weekend trips to Baltimore, though, so we'll need to follow the lacrosse news over the Internet. We'll have to bring the lax sticks to Laguna Beach for the kids to practice. Lauren is eight years old and in third grade; Evan is three and a budding attackman!"


LAURA NASH, MS University of Pennsylvania '83, PhD Temple University '91, of Plainsboro, N.J., has been working part time in both public and private schools, and in a neonatology department's follow-up program for premature infants (in New Brunswick, N.J.) She writes: "My husband, Jack Greenberg, and I are happy to announce the birth of our third son, Stephen Elliott, on September 24."
   "My wife, Meira, and I are exceedingly proud to announce the birth of our third son, Gavriel Yisroel," writes NISAN (NEAL) BLAXBERG. "He was born on my birthday, August 11. What a present! He joins his older brothers, Yehoshua Dovid and Tivon Avishai, and his older half-brother and my son from my first marriage, Moshe Simcha. Gavriel was born at home amongst the loving company of his entire family, assisted in the birth by a devoted midwife and two loving doulas (birth assistants). In his honor, we have purchased a new home near our synagogue in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore and are hoping to complete a large addition in time for spring."


BARBARA BUSHARIS and STAN TOZER, PhD '86, announce the birth of Aidan Gilbert Busharis Tozer on August 22.
   SUZANNE ZORN, MD Pennsylvania State University '88, of Raleigh, N.C., a physician with Raleigh Internal Medicine, Cardinal Healthcare, writes: "My husband, Mark, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our son, Samuel, in June. After a difficult pregnancy, in which I threatened to name him Oscar Meyer, our son is a delight and extremely good baby. If only he would sleep-- it's like being on call every night!"


JAMES L. BUMBALO, JD Emory University '87, writes: "After practicing law in Baltimore for over eight years, I moved to Camden, Maine, in June 1996. We absolutely love living here! I'm a stay-at-home dad for Lindsay, 4, and Brooks, 2, and I am enjoying my early retirement."
   DOREEN MORAN, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., is creative director of Doubleday Direct, Inc. in Garden City, N.Y. She is responsible for the creative direction of print advertising, direct mail, and catalogs for The Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Doubleday's New Product Development Group.

1984 MA (SAIS): APURBA KUNDU, PhD London School of Economics '96, writes: "I am most chuffed to announce my two outstanding achievements for the year: in June, the birth of my beautiful second daughter, Serena Mira Kundu; and in August, the publication of my book, titled Militarism in India: The Army and Civil Society in Consensus. For more details go to"


TOBY CHAI, MD Indiana University '89, writes: "My wife, AMY FOGELSTROM CHAI '85, MD Indiana University '89, and I are back in Baltimore! I took a position as an assistant professor of surgery (urology) at University of Maryland School of Medicine last year. I am quite busy with research and clinical work. I have received an NIH Clinician-Scientist Career Development Award. Amy and I have two children: Nathan, 5, and Hannah, 2. Amy is busy with the kids and works part time as an internist for Hopkins-Bayview. Baltimore has changed a bit since we left Hopkins in '85, but it feels like `deja vu all over again...'"
   SCOTT MANTELL, MD Hahnemann University '89, of Clearwater, Fla., is working as an anesthesiologist and a specialist in chronic pain syndromes. He lives on the west coast of Florida and has "become addicted to water-skiing with the dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico."


LAUREN FEIBEL COHEN, of Columbus, Ohio, writes: "I was married in January 1997, to Bennett Cohen in Columbus. We just had our first child, a daughter named Sarah Deann Cohen, born May 16. She is precious and the love of our lives. She looks like my husband, and she has a wonderful disposition. I just returned to work from maternity leave. I have been working as a consultant at NCR for over 12 years now. I have weathered the merger and divestiture with AT&T. I am currently working out of a virtual office in my home, and I love it."
   HECTOR N. HERNANDEZ has settled in Punta Gorda, a small southwestern Florida town, where he has just opened his own solo practice in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. He and his wife, Laura, recently had their second child, a son named Nicolas.
   ALISON MNEEK RUSSELL writes: "My husband, Barry, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Alexandra Elise, on July 28, in London England. She joins her brother, Patrick, 4."
   JANICE WINGO, MA Yale University '88, JD, LLM University of Washington '98, of Hong Kong, has joined the China practice group of the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong as an associate. She practices intellectual property law on the Mainland. She writes: "The JHU group in Hong Kong is alive with monthly happy hours at the Bull & Bear the first Tuesday of every month."

1986 MS: FRANCIS J. STURM recently assumed duties as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Charleston, S.C. His former assignments include chief of the coordinator staff for the assistant commandant for marine safety and environmental protection and marine inspector at Marine Safety Office in Hampton Roads, Va. His personal decorations include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.


1987 MS: DONALD H. BRASWELL is one of more than 380,000 active duty sailors who celebrated the Navy's 223rd birthday in October. He is currently in deployment to the western Pacific and Indian oceans and Arabian Gulf with Strike Fighter Squadron 113, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

1987 MS (SAIS): GLENWOOD ROSS II received a PhD in economics from Georgia State University in August 1998. He has accepted a position as an assistant professor of economics at Morehouse College, his undergraduate alma mater.

1987 MS (A&S): SHAHED ROWSHAN, PhD University of Maryland '97, of Herndon, Va., married Sally Zaman, a Georgetown University law student in April 1998. He is employed by the Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center.


ANNEKE CHUNG BUSH, MHS (PH) '92, ScD (PH) '95, of Havertown, Pa., writes: "This past June we moved back to the East Coast after three wonderful years in northern California. My husband, DAVID BUSH, MD/PhD (SOM/PH) '95, has undertaken fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, while also serving active duty in the Air Force, and I am now working for the Navy doing human/ecological health risk assessments (e-mail me at We have one daughter, Abby, who is the joy of our lives!"
   CLIFF ROBINSON, PhD University of Illinois '94, and ANNE SKASA ROBINSON, BS '88, MS '89, of Kennet Square, Pa., announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Skasa Robinson on December 19, 1996. He writes: "Katherine is a real cutie, and we are overjoyed to have her in our lives." Anne is assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. Cliff is employed by 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals.
   JAMES G. ROROS, MD New Jersey Medical School '93, of Middlebury, Conn., married Beth Anne Wojciechowski on July 31, 1996. He completed his surgical oncology research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently in surgical residency training at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.
   "I just finished graduate school," writes SAURIN D. SHAH, "where I got an MBA and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. I would like to hear from old friends." JEFF SHIFFER, of Venice, Calif., is in his third year of pathology residency training at UCLA. He is enjoying the Los Angeles weather and living next to the beach. He writes: "Outside of work, I spend much of my time playing tennis and rollerblading."

1988 MLA (CS): ROBERT LEE GOULD has been transferred to CSX Corporation, Washington D.C., as director-corporate communications and public affairs after nearly four years at CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, Fla., as director of media relations and public affairs for the railroad subsidiary. His primary responsibility was corporate communications related to the $10 billion acquisition of Conrail by CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation. Since graduation, he married his wife, Tricia. They have two children, Rebecca and Jonathan. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina from December 1995 to September 1996, as commander of the Maryland Army National Guard's 9th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.


SCOTT ABBOTT, MSEE University of Maryland '95, writes: "Athena and I moved from Northern Virginia to Northbrook, Ill., in April 1998, six weeks before the birth of our twins, Nicholas and Isabella. We are anxious to meet other Hopkins alumni in the Chicago area."
   BRETT ALTEN, PhD (A&S) '94 has recently graduated from law school and is working in New York City.
    "If you would have told me this is what I'd be doing 10 years ago, I'd have laughed you out of the room," writes veterinarian JO MYERS DRAHOS, of Eldridge, Iowa, "but I love it! I am in a private, small-animal/exotics hospital, practicing only 20 hours a week. I spend the rest of my time doing important things like pushing swings and throwing rocks into the creek. Our family has grown and now Annie, 1, has joined me and my husband, Dan, also a vet, and son, Jake, 3."
   DOUGLAS FERGUSON, of Lowell, Mass., is regulatory affairs manager for Vasca, Inc. He writes: "I just started another new job at a start-up medical device company in Massachusetts. I'm having a wonderful time...wish you were here!"
   "I have been active in labor and employment law in the Florida panhandle," writes TY HYDERALLY, JD University of California, Berkeley '93, of Pensacola, Fla. "But on a more important note, Meryl and I have a new addition to the Hyderally clan. Sophia Hyderally was born September 1. So far, my sleep pattern hasn't changed too much; however, as for my wife's...!"
   KRISHNA MADISETTI, of New York, writes: "I expect to graduate from Fordham University Law School in May 1999. I would like to work in trial law, prosecution, or domestic relations law. Sports and entertainment law is also an option."
   MICHAEL MCGINNIS, of Fairfax Station, Va., writes: "I am finishing a two-year tour in Japan for the U.S. Navy as an internal medicine physician. I will be moving back to San Diego, where I plan on surfing and will be rooming with DAN SORANNO '89, just like the old days. I will miss the Tokyo nightlife, but being back in the same date line will be nice."
   A foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, MARGARET GRAN MITCHELL, MA Georgetown University '92, of Timonium, Md., returned to the U.S. in August "via an untraditional stop in Honolulu--from Tel Aviv, Israel--to see ISHRAT RAFI, BA '88, MA'89, and ALAN RAYNES '87." She writes: "Now I have a whirlwind adventure of a job traveling with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. I plan her domestic and overseas trips and coordinate her briefing papers in Washington." AMY BETH PRAGER writes: "I am now a PhD student at University of California, Los Angeles, where my research interests are in the development of software packages for ab initio quantum theory calculations. I am developing code for the program `Jaguar' developed at Caltech's Beekman Institute, with whom our group collaborates. After six years in Charlottesville, Va., I am enjoying Los Angeles."


ISABEL GIRAUD married David Seitelman on May 2, 1998, in Brewster, Mass. In attendance were KIM LANKFORD '90, ANJA JEFFERIS LEVITTIES '90, and MATTHEW LEVITTES '89.
   JAMES S. ROSEN, MS Northwestern University '96, of New York, is anchoring and reporting for News 12 in the Bronx. His recently published articles appear in National Review, New York Daily News, American Bar Association Journal, and the Washington D.C. City Paper. He writes: "Seven years and counting for my mammoth biography of Nixon-era Attorney General John Mitchell."


STEVEN GERBER, JD American University '95, MA American University '96, of New York, writes: "After spending the past three years working to establish an international criminal court, which culminated in my participation in a successful treaty conference in Rome this summer, I accepted a contract with the State Department to work as an attorney/executive officer for the Human Rights Chamber of Bosnia. I will be in Sarajevo for the next year."
   MIKI KOYAMA, of Tokyo, Japan, is currently teaching English for four different schools. She writes: "I really enjoy meeting different age groups. Gakushuin College will become a four-year university starting this April--I hope to teach more classes there."
   VEDANG A. LONDHE writes: "My wife and I are enjoying ourselves in San Francisco. She's a pharmacist in Marin County, and I'm starting a neonatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, in July. I'd like my college buddies to write me or e-mail, if possible. You know who you are!"


EVELYN JEROME, MPS George Washington University '93, of Santa Monica, Calif., writes: "Big changes for me this past year! After six years of running around the country managing political campaigns, I decided to put down some roots at home in Los Angeles, so I bought a condo in Santa Monica, just a few blocks from the beach. I started my own public relations consulting firm and set up an office at home. I'm the chapter advisor for the Alpha Phi sorority chapter at UCLA, and I'm very active in the JHU Alumni Association activities in the Los Angeles area. I'm doing well and am happy about my decisions this year." CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROS and MEGGAN ENGLEKE-ROS, of Alexandria, Va., announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha, on May 25. Chris is the program coordinator for the biodiversity programs of the Smithsonian Institution. Meggan is an attorney with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

1992 MAS: JAMES FINNEGAN, of Columbia, Md., writes: "I recently retired from Lucent Technologies after 21 years in the telecommunications industry and started an auction business under the name Capital Auctions. Capital Auctions will conduct auctions in Maryland in a variety of fields including real estate, fundraising, liquidations, and estate sales. Providing clerical and marketing support for Capital Auctions are our two daughters: Denise Strickler in New York State and Jennifer Dumais of Frederick, Md. Both Jennifer and Denise have young children but keep in touch with the home office through electronic media and find it very rewarding assisting us with this new venture, especially from their `virtual offices.'"

1992 MS (SAIS): JOHN E. OSBORN, of Greenville, Del., has been promoted to senior vice president, legal at Cephalon, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in suburban Philadelphia. In September, he returned to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to lecture at their business school, and he spent the month of November in Ireland as an Eisenhower Fellow.


SUSAN B. BANKOWSKI has joined Campaign for Our Children, a national adolescent pregnancy prevention program. She will direct the day-to-day activities, including all stages of program planning development and evaluation, and will design innovative media campaigns with "hands-on" educational components. She will be active in seeking funding sources for new initiatives and will work closely with the state of Maryland on both adolescent pregnancy prevention and child support enforcement.
   EDWARD P. EVERETT, PhD La Salle University '98, of Downingtown, Pa., is a consultant for Alliance Consulting Group. He can be e-mailed at
   MICHAEL RICCI writes: "I'm working as a writer for Fox News Channel in New York City. I recently went to the wedding of JESSE WEISSMAN '93 and JENNIFER CONSILVIO '94 down in Bethesda. Lots of Hopkins folk showed up, including TONY GAGLIOSTRO, JANATHAN KO, KEN AARON, HADLEY KRUCZEK-AARON, DAN GAGLIARDI, ADREAN HURDICH, and HARRISON SQUIRE."
   KELLY TAYLOR, of Baltimore, writes: "This is my second year at the National Federation of the Blind, working on everyone's favorite blindness magazine, The Braille Monitor. It's a great organization, and my new office has a view (only partially obstructed) of Baltimore's lovely Inner Harbor. Life is good. I spent two weeks in Europe this fall, doing the Eurail bit from Madrid to Prague. KILLIAN MCNULTY '94 married TODD REISINGER '93, and they live in Milwaukee. She is a registered nurse, and he's a graduate student. COURTNEY GRAFF '93 works for a software company."
   "I just returned to finish my last year of a JD/MPH program at the University of Pittsburgh, after a fun-filled summer of travel, study, and working at the World Health Organization in Geneva," writes ROXANNE TENA.
   ALLYSON THORNTON, of Atlanta, writes: "I am a second-year student at Georgia State University College of Law. In May 1997, I attended the wedding of AIMEE AGRESTA GOEDECKE '93. Also attending were GOPA BHATTACHARYYA, MIKE MYERS, BLAIR ROSENBLATT, PHIL MICHAELSON, and REID FONTAINE, all '93 grads."


ALISON (ROSENSTENGEL) BAZELEY, JD College of William and Mary '97, of Park Hills, Ky., writes: "On August 8, I married ODIN BAZELEY '93, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Many JHU friends were in attendance, including ERIC LEONARD, MIKE KEDANSKY, CHUCK GREEN, SEAN O'DONNELL, LAUREN ESKRIDGE, DAVIE CUEVA, BOB CREAGER, ANDY STONE and LES and KELLY WILLIAMS. We're now enjoying our new home in Park Hills. We'd love to hear from friends. Our e-mail is"
   A graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, JENNIFER FEENEY, of Freeland, Md., is working toward her PhD. She plans to get married in August 1999.
   BRAD HOLMBERG, MS Purdue University '96, of Columbia, Mo., is a DVM/PhD student at the University of Missouri. He writes: "I'm still in school, trying to finish up my PhD while attending veterinary school. On September 12, I went to CHAD HOLIEN's wedding in Minneapolis. It was a blast!"
   ALESSANDRA MAYER, of Edwards, Colorado, writes: "After a couple of years working in Boston in human resources consulting, I decided to make a change and move West. I am now in the process of beginning my career as the owner of a bookstore in Vail, Colorado. If any Hopkins alumni are in the area, please stop by!" ROYCE POINSETT writes: "I graduated in 1995 from the London School of Economics and in May 1998 from the University of Texas School of Law. I recently passed the bar exam for the State of Texas and I am living in Dallas, practicing corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law at the Dallas office of Baker & Botts, L.L.P."
   KATERINA R. SHVARTSMAN recently reported for duty at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. STEVEN J. STANKIEWICZ, of Woodbine, Md., is operations technology manager for Clark Construction. He writes: "I just bought a new home in Carroll County, Maryland. I've been building a three-car garage to house my `toys,' including a 1968 Camaro, 1989 Porsche 944, and a 1981 Delorean.
   BARBARA WHITE and WILLIAM NOLAN are engaged to be married. A summer 1999 wedding is being planned. He is a student at William and Mary University Law School, and she is a management consultant with Andersen Consulting of Washington D.C. ROBERT WOODS was recently designated a Naval aviator while serving with Training Squadron 21, Naval Air Station in Kingsville, TX. He was presented with the coveted "Wings of Gold," marking the culmination of months of flight training. His curriculum included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights, and landings and takeoffs aboard an aircraft carrier.


FERHAN ALI ASGHAR, of Houston, writes: "I'm a third-year medical student, now, and after almost a year of sampling different clinical specialties, I'm as clueless as ever. Right now, I spend most of my working hours (and some sleeping hours) comparing specialties, ranging from dermatology and orthopedics to urology (yes, even urology!). Life in Houston is great--70 degree weather in the middle of December. What kills me is when it falls to 40 degrees the next day."
   ADAM E. BERGMAN, of New York, graduated from the International University of Japan with a master's degree in international development. He currently is employed as a financial analyst at Rothschild Inc. in the corporate finance department. Clarinetist STEVE GRESKO, MM Northwestern University '97, of Fairfax, Va., and his wife, Kim, celebrated his first prize in the International Clarinet Association's Young Artist Competition this past July at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The contest was open to performers age 27 and under. Twelve semi-finalists were chosen by taped auditions and invited to compete during the week-long ICA Clarfest. The field was then narrowed down to five finalists, who performed solos selected by the ICA. He was awarded $1000 and a new Buffet clarinet. The next day, he performed the winning concerto for the public. He is currently a member of the U.S. Army Field Band.
   MARGARET HUH LIPSTEIN, of Silver Spring, Md., and her husband, Eric, are the proud parents of Suzannah Jet, born in August. They run a health food store near College Park.


SIMI HOQUE, MS Carnegie Mellon University '97, of Pittsburgh, an engineer, training and technical support for Ansys, Inc., writes: "I picked up my father's (MA '63) issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, while I was getting my car (a '98 Chevy) inspected, and for the first time I had the opportunity (read: time) to read it front to back--don't get your tires rotated if you only have an hour to spare! I must say that I'm surprised that there was only one letter from my class and that only because the writers were appalled by the lack of notes from our class. So, here's my two cents' worth--I just moved to Pittsburgh, and to celebrate I had a JHU-CMU reunion party attended by LEE ROSEN '96, JASON HANSEN '96, PARAG NENE '96, RAUL JOCSON '95, STELLA HWANG '97, MARK LORD '97, and CHRISTINE AYASH '98. I would love to hear from any and all of my Hopkins classmates. My e-mail address is"
   MAYA KULYCKY, of Evanston, Ill., is a law student at Yale Law School.
   "After having spent the past year in Milan, Italy, working at a `think-tank meets consulting firm' on matters of international environmental relations, I'm finally settling into life in America again," writes ALIA MALEK. "Law school at Georgetown has been very interesting, but a lot of hard work. It's a far cry from last year, where my travels for work took me to France, Norway, and India; and my personal travels took me to England, Holland, Austria, and Greece. MAYA KULYCKY and I saw each other more when we were living in different countries in Europe than we do now that we are both on the East Coast."
   ERICA L. PAN, of Baltimore, is sites administrator for the Center for the Social Organization of Schools and a part-time student in the MAT program at Hopkins.


BRIAN BOYLE writes: "I seem to be doing a lot of reading since I am studying European politics at the London School of Economics. I had the opportunity to play golf with ANDY LEONE '97, MIKE FOGARTY '97, and JASON RUDNICK '97 in September '97. While in Europe, I have visited ANDREW LEM '98, who is working in Paris." JEREMY BROWN, of Los Angeles, a senior analyst with Wilshire Associates, writes: "I program all day, party all night, and spend my weekends on the beach in Santa Monica. All my love to my friends spending winter in Baltimore!"
   JONATHAN LAWRENCE, MA (SAIS) '98, of New York, writes: "After completing the 5-year BA/MA joint degree program in International Studies at SAIS in May 1998, I joined the internationally top-10 ranked Institutional Investment Research firm of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. as an auto analyst."
   CHRISTINA VON RIESENFELDER, a marketing associate with Lazard Asset Management, writes: "I'm still here in New York City, and I can't seem to leave all the excitement. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in March down in Baltimore."

1997 MHS (PH): OMAR A. KHAN writes: "I am still working at the Center for Communication Programs (part of SPH and a USAID Cooperating Agency) on a variety of things, notably our STARGUIDE and SCOPE programs. I have been publishing on HIV/AIDS issues in Pakistan as well, and I served as co-chair of the First International Health Geographics Conference. In addition to this honor, I have been awarded faculty status in the Department of International Health at the School of Public Health. I also head a relatively new international project called the South Asia Infectious Disease Network (SAIDNET). Anyone who wants to reach me, is the best way to do so."


1940: PAUL GREEN LEFEVRE, PhD University of Pennsylvania, who lived in Woods Hole, Mass., died on September 4. He retired in 1984 as professor of physiology and biophysics at the Health Sciences Center of the State University of New York, at Stony Brook, Long Island. During most of his career, he worked on membrane transport systems. He was a long-standing member of the Red Cell Club. In 1986, the club held a special symposium in his honor, titled "Glucose Transport in Human Erythrocytes," during the Biophysical Society annual meeting in San Francisco. He was an accomplished pianist and composer, and is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, and a sister.

1941 PhD (Eng): JOSEPH BURNHAM GRAY, who lived in Hockessin, Del., died on September 19. A DuPont Co. chemical engineer and an international expert in mixing chemicals, he spent his 31-year career improving methods of mixing chemicals in virtually every phase of the industry, from research and process and equipment design to manufacturing. He made significant contributions to the development of such chemical products and polymers as Lycra, Teflon, polyethylene, Kevlar, and Telzel. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan Kemp Gray, the founder and director of the Beechwood School; sons, George and John, and daughter, Jane.