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'39 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!"
'43 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!"
'44 GEORGE L. ROGOSA, PhD (A&S) '49, of Durham, N.C., continues to teach general physics to pre-med students at Duke University.
'47 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."
'49 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!"
'57 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.
'58 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.
'61 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
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
'67 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.
'68 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.
'71 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.
'74 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
'78 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
'81 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."
BARBARA BUSHARIS and STAN TOZER, PhD '86, announce the birth of
Aidan Gilbert Busharis Tozer on August 22.
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."
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 www.brad.ac.uk/acad/ses/acadak/book1.htm."
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...'"
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."
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.
'87 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
have one daughter, Abby, who is the joy of our lives!"
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
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.
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
'92 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.
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
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."
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
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
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!"
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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