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Ed Clautice, Engr '38, writes, "I stand in awe of JHU and thank the Lord that I lived in walking distance to campus during the 1930s. Next winter, get hold of the International Society of Poets' Anthology, Best Poems of 2002, and see what a Hopkins engineer did."


Colter Rule, Med '40, has published his autobiography, Limping Through the Twentieth Century: A Psychiatrist's Memoir. Dr. Rule has focused his career on trying to establish a theory of human behavior that explains why we do what we do. He has held medical residencies and faculty appointments at Cincinnati General Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York University College of Medicine, and the Rockefeller Institute Hospital. He is psychiatrist emeritus at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.


Seymour M. Panitz, A&S '44, has published Abraham and Sons, which explores the life, history, and biblical narrative of Abraham, his sons, and the women in his life.

Hopkins students and their dates were entertained by music legend Duke Ellington at a dance in 1947.


Richard C. "Dick" Bund, A&S '47, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, lives on Whidbey Island with his miniature poodles. His wife, Martha, an artist, died in November 2001. He enjoys swimming, which "keeps him in shape after numerous operations."

Leon Condon, A&S '47, retired president of Kennongton, Ltd. since 1997, spent two weeks skiing with his two children and three grandchildren in Sun Valley, Idaho. This is the 34th consecutive year for the family trip. He and his "significant other," Rosemary, have planned several cruises for this year.


W. M. Sinton, A&S '49, '53 (PhD), has written a book, I Choose to Live -- A Journey Through Life with ALS (Banbury Publications, 2002).


Ronald Berggren, A&S '53, retired from his plastic surgery practice in 1998 and is enjoying retirement. He recently completed a six-year term as governor of the American College of Surgeons and chair of their committee on Ambulatory Surgical Care.

Leonard Bjorkman, A&S '53, continues to play an active role in Middle Eastern affairs. He writes: "Ever since I taught in Lebanon for three years after graduation, I've been involved in numerous local, national, and international efforts to achieve a just peace in the Middle East. In recent years, this has included trips to Iraq, Israel, and Palestine, in cooperation with Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups."

Wade Dill, Engr '53, is active in church activities.

William Dunbar, A&S '53, enjoys woodworking, travel, and his grandchildren.

Richard Edwards, Engr '53, retired in 1993 after 38 years with Dupont. He enjoys studying genealogy and visiting family and friends. Joining family for gatherings in Ocean City, Maryland, and attending the practice rounds of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National are two of his favorite annual events.

Kenneth Fletcher, Engr '53, founded Polytec, Inc., a chemical sales company, in 1985. He enjoys piloting his Piper Comanche, travel, and golf.

Nicolas Garcia, A&S '53, retired in 1995, and enjoys hiking and birding. He is a member of the Fresno/Madera Historical Committee and a medical society.

Robert Gatter, A&S '53, is living happily in the Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania, close to his two children and three grandchildren. He continues to practice rheumatology part time.

Charles H. Gerwig, Jr., Engr '53, retired from General Electric, where he was a program manager for various government programs such as flight simulators, superconducting magnetic coils for MRI and other program equipments, secure communications equipment, spacecraft checkout equipment for the Apollo program, spectral analysis equipment for Landsat data, and the Booster guidance system that put the Mercury and Gemini capsules in orbit. He writes: "Since retirement, I have spent time boating and fishing in the Florida Keys and Bahamas, holding a Coast Guard Captain's license, and trying to play golf. Summers are spent at Lake George, New York, and winters at Ormond Beach, Florida. I also enjoy genealogy research of the family lines."

Craig Haight, A&S '53, was director of human resources at SUNY -- New Paltz before retiring in 2000. He enjoys spending springs and summers at his lake house in Connecticut and visiting with his four children and eight grandchildren.

Donald Heath, A&S '53, retired from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1989 and now works for Research Support Instruments, Inc., a small business that develops space-borne remote sensing and space instrument calibration techniques.

Ralph Herold, A&S '53, writes: "We have joined the flocks of 'snowbirds' that flee the cold winters to bask in the warmth of Pompano Beach, Florida."

Lowell King, A&S '53, will receive the Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine in June. He has been spending more time with his extended family in New Zealand, and he became a grandfather for the first time in 2001.

Bert Laverty, A&S '53, retired in 1992 after 38 years with Exxon.

George Lentz, A&S '53, is a pediatric psychiatrist who works part time as the attending physician at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital. He retired in 1995 after 31 years with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is the proud grandfather of eight, ages 2 to 20.

Fred Lipscomb, Engr '53, is the president of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) and Intellectual Properties Enterprises (IPE).

Douglas Maloney, A&S '53, volunteers as an announcer and steward at horse trials. He enjoys riding and foxhunting.

Joseph Nemec, Engr '53, retired from Martin Marietta Corp. in 1993 and spent three years teaching engineering administration at the University of Central Florida.

William Prin, A&S '53, Med '57, is a retired emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. For 30 years, he ran a private practice of pediatric hematology/oncology.

Glenn Richards, A&S '53, enjoys photography, travel, and his family since retiring.

Richard Rose, A&S '53, is the author of more than three dozen books on comparative politics and public policy. His articles and books have been translated into 18 languages, and he is principally engaged in research on ex-Communist countries.

John Schaefer, Engr '53, will celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary this June, as well as his 50th reunion.

Joe Strohecker, Engr '53, is the coordinator for Faith House, a St. Vincent de Paul Home for Disadvantaged Women. He is very active in alumni and engineering events near Atlanta, and he is a member of the Northwood Country Club.


Malcolm Baroway, Engr '58, '62 (MA), has retired from the administration at Ohio State after writing the history of the last university presidency (1990 - 97), The (Gordon) Gee Years. He is currently ghosting biographical books and selling his oil paintings.

Merrill Berman, A&S '58, writes: "I'm moving my office to my home. My daughter is a PhD clinical psychologist/forensic psychologist and my son is a PhD tenured professor of Greek philosophy at St. Louis University. We're trying to get my wife of 44 years to get her PhD, too, so we'd have four Dr. Bermans."

Alan Jay Black, A&S '58, has retired from the University of Florida and is working part time as an editor and full time as a granddad.

Sylvia Shank Clark, Nurs '58, recently retired from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. She had served as president and CEO and won the prestigious Ruth Green Award, Planned Parenthood's top honor to CEOs for exemplary leadership.

Gil Decker, Engr '58, was the assistant secretary of the Army (Research, Development, and Acquisition) from 1994 to 1997. He enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and riding motorcycles.

Robert Edwards, Engr '58, retired in 1998 after 32 years as a civilian engineer in the Navy. He works part time for the ATR Corp., and enjoys hunting and fishing.

David Ferrari, A&S '58, is enjoying life with his wife, son, and grandchildren. He serves on boards for several companies and community organizations and spends as much time as possible at his second home in upstate New York.

Marvin Garbis, Engr '58, served as honorary justice in a federal court of Australia in Melbourne.

Robert Goldstein, A&S '58, has two young grandchildren, Julia and Griffin.

Dick Hinds, Engr '58, won the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Edison Electric Institute.

Robert Indeglia, A&S '58, is the clinical director of Cardiac Surgery at Miriam Hospital.

Thomas Kemler, Engr '58, has retired but consults part time in the mechanical engineering field.

Gary Kratz, Engr '58, writes: "I have become an activist in dealing with my local water company. My five-year campaign to change local regulations regarding residential irrigation backflow prevention has resulted in announced changes to the program and an appointment to the state commission evaluating changes in state laws."

Stanley Matyszewski, A&S '58, retired in 2001 after 31 years of medical practice in anesthesiology. He now enjoys visiting his growing family -- five grandchildren so far -- around the country, leisure dining, and taking cruises with friends.

George Pickel, A&S '58, is retired from his practice as an Ob-Gyn.

Bob Rackmales, A&S '58, wrote an article for the Arlington Historical Magazine about the city's World War II Memorial Rose Garden. His wife, Mary, is a housing attorney with Northern Virginia Legal Services; his son Tom teaches high school English; and his son David is a field engineer with General Electric.

Guy Railey, A&S '58, retired in 1992 after a long career as a teacher, administrator, and coach, but resumed coaching at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute six years ago. He enjoys September reunions with old friends and teammates at Tony Salem's place in Maine.

John Ruffle, A&S '58, who was recently elected to a third six-year term as a Johns Hopkins trustee, opened a wine business with Ernest Bates, A&S '58.

Tony Salem, A&S '58, is enjoying being a father to his three young sons. He also spends time in Maine with old Hopkins friends and throws a reception each year in Philadelphia for incoming freshmen.

Robert Sanford, Engr '58, is the proud grandfather of 2-year-old twins.

Wayne Schelle, A&S '58, is a grandfather of four.

John Shenck, Engr '58, retired in 1999 after 19 years as a consulting engineer. He likes to travel and spend time aboard his sailboat on the Chesapeake.

Mary Jean Scott, A&S '58 (PhD), and her husband, Edward, enjoyed visits this year from both their sons and daughters-in-law and four grandsons. Mary Jean, who had a total hip replacement, received a merit for her work with the South African Radiation Protection Society during the National Medical Physics Conference. She has been re-appointed as an honorary physicist at the Johannesburg Hospital.

Louis Sherwood, A&S '58, retired last year and is now president of MEDSA, LLC, an independent consulting company. He also serves on several not-for-profit and corporate boards, but finds time for golf.

John Texter, A&S '58, volunteers teaching surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. He is active with Coast Guard Auxiliary in Bay Patrol and Water Safety instructions and enjoys golf and fishing.

Warren Wilhide, A&S '58, enjoys traveling, cruising, and sailing. He and his wife, Carol, have over 19,000 photos scanned onto their PC, many of them of their nine grandchildren.

Francis Zampiello, A&S '58, is the president of Quality Reality Checks, a healthcare quality management consulting firm.


James McPherson, A&S '63 (PhD), professor of history at Princeton University, lent his expertise to Freedom: A History of Us, an eight-hour landmark PBS series.

Conrad Schwab, A&S '63, writes: "I'm basically retired now. My wife continues to work as president of Berry Network, Bell South, and we're traveling a lot."


Suzy Hyatt, SPSBE '65, Nurs '65, retired from the Navy in 1994 after 22 years. She is enjoying the life of a retiree, volunteering, taking classes, and working on her crafts.

Elliot McIntire, A&S '65 (MA), "still mourns the disappearance of The Isaiah Bowman Department of Geography after all these years." He is currently acting as the associate dean for the College of Behavioral Sciences at California State University -- Northridge, but expects to retire to the Pacific Northwest within two years.

Gregory M. Wilkins, Engr '65, is on the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore, but is off-campus this year, taking part in the NASA Administrator's Fellowship Program, which is sponsored by the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation.


Carol Guerra Chaphe, Nurs '68, graduated from the nurse anesthesiology program at Albany Medical Center in 1999 and practices as a nurse anesthetist with the Anesthesia Group of Albany.

Amelia Mangay-Meglacas, PH '68 (PhD), has received the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools' International Distinguished Leadership Award. Dr. Mangay-Meglacas is a consultant in international health and nursing; adjunct professor at the Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Administrative Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and visiting professor, University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City, Philippines.

Greg Novik, A&S '68, writes that he is "not only the owner of Baltimore's near-legendary Greg's Bagels," but "also a proud shareholder of Enron, WorldCom, and Global Crossing." He has become "quite a collector/drinker of fine wines, with a cellar that includes such treasures as rare bottles of Ripple, Thunderbird, and even a few from that classic California boutique winery, Boone's Farm."


James Cobey, Med '69, PH '71 (MPH), orthopedic surgeon at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C., has been presented with a $50,000 Frank Annunzio Award for his efforts to help victims with devastating injuries due to landmines and for his work to ban landmines. He is a member of the American Red Cross, Health Volunteers Overseas, and Physicians for Human Rights.

Kathleen Conboy-Ellis, Nurs '69, a pediatric nurse practitioner and epidemiologist, was one of two nurses elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) this spring.


Mary Garrard, A&S '70 (PhD), received the first College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Legacy Award from American University. The award is in recognition of outstanding contributions in the classroom and in the lives of students at the university.

Robert J. Levy, Med '70, has received the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Clinical Innovator Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "The award is given in recognition of my contributions to clinical advances concerning artificial heart valve research, as well as discoveries related to gene delivery stents for vascular disease," he writes, continuing, "I am professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where I am the William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."


Erwin A. Burtnick, A&S '71, has been awarded the Legion of Merit by the United States Army for over 37 distinguished years in the Army. He also was recently awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his "outstanding volunteer service to veterans." Col. Burtnick is the commander of the Department of Maryland, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and is a commissioner on the Maryland Veterans Commission.

A. Everette James Jr., PH '71 (MS), an art collector, author, and art historian, was presented the Duke University Medical Center Humanitarian Award.


Michael R. Dunn, A&S '72, writes: "After 14 years in the States, we have returned to England, where I am VP and Senior Insurance Advisor for JP Morgan Private Bank in London. My wife, Michele, and daughter, Caroline, and I live west of London, on the way to Oxford."


James D. Johnson, A&S '73, has been a leadership development consultant for the past 12 years. He writes: "I live in Reno, Nevada, with my wife and two teenage sons, who keep me honest on a daily basis. The boys are frustrated because there is no lacrosse league here, but they are fascinated every year when they see the Final Four tournament on ESPN. Hoping to hear from other alum in the region."


Ken Goldman, Engr '74, has been selected as department head for the Signatures Characterization and Analysis Department of the Signatures Directorate, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, in West Bethesda, Maryland.


Alan Fink, A&S '76, writes: "Besides owning and operating my family box business, I have been very active in my synagogue. I was honored there in November -- lots of friends and families have been very generous. The proceeds of the event were used to strengthen the education programs at the Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation Liberty Jewish Center. In attendance were my three children: Julie, Katie, and Joey."


Maggie Clarke, Engr '77 (MA), who plays guitar in a Moody Blues cover band and moonlights as an unofficial tour photographer for the group, was the Environmental Protection Agency's urban environmentalist at Ground Zero.

Mary Carol Wittelsberger Schoeberlein Mann, SPSBE '77 (MS), married Michael Taylor Mann while on a cruise in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Michael has two children: John and Laura. Last February, she received her Doctorate of Education degree at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In September, they adopted Caroline Elizabeth Mann.


Donald Keusch, A&S '79, writes: "Cristina and I married in 1986 and have two wonderful children. Cristina practices plastic surgery. Hobbies include personal fitness and travel."


Cyrus Hamidi, A&S '82, lives in Sparks, Maryland, with his wife, Renee, and three sons, Esmail, Jacob, and Nathan. He is a solo family practitioner in Hunt Valley and has recently been named the interim chairman of the family practice department at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He writes: "The family practice keeps me pretty busy, but I managed to finish the 4.4 mile Chesapeake Bay Swim for the last three years and have just brewed my 150th batch of beer -- a robust stout."


Dilip Barman, A&S '83, writes: "I have been with IBM since college and work as a senior software engineer specializing in making technology easy to use. I work out of my house in North Carolina. I am very involved in many community organizations, such as Triangle Vegetarian Society, which I lead, and Servas, a world peace organization for which I'm a state coordinator. Last summer, I had a nice UK trip that Jim Pearlman, A&S '83, joined me on for a week. Visit me at"

Peter Bornstein, A&S '83, writes: "Greetings to all my Homewood homies! After graduation, I attended Rush Medical College in my hometown of Chicago. I am currently an infectious diseases physician in St. Paul. I still spend a good deal of time in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas. I am married to a wonderful woman and am the proud father of two great kids."

Sharon (Kozinn) Tavin, A&S '83, is the associate director of a small residential facility for children in Jerusalem. She writes: "My duties include educational and psychological counseling, as well as much of the day-to-day running of the facility." She is also a part-time instructor at a small college for Jewish studies.


James L. Bumbalo, A&S '84, lives in Camden, Maine, with his daughter, Lindsay, and son, Brooks. He writes: "After careers as an attorney and a newspaper writer/editor, I have found my calling as an elementary school teacher. I love working with children, and living in Maine is wonderful."

Michael S. Kun, A&S '84, is a partner at Jackson Lewis LLP in Los Angeles, practicing labor and employment law. His second novel, The Locklear Letters, will be published in June. The book is "a farcical look at celebrity worship in today's society."


Michelle Boymann Kravitz, A&S '87, writes: "We are back in Maryland. I am now the assistant chief of the pediatric clinic at Walter Reed. My husband, Brian, is director of pediatric anesthesiology there. We are living in Potomac with our kids, David, Jonathan, and Heidi."

Kirsten Lipetzky, A&S '87, writes: "Eric and I welcomed the birth of our son, Thomas Clayton, on April 12, 2002. He joins his two sisters, Hannah and Gabrielle."

Stacey Yuhasz, PH '87 (PhD), has joined the Department of Rehabilitation Research and Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Charlyn Fisher, SPSBE '88 (MS), is the manager of institutional research at Hood College. The Association of Institutional Research selected her as a First College Year Assessment Fellow, and she received the Second Annual Research Grant from the Maryland Association of Institutional Research.

Adam Kristol, A&S '88, has moved home to New York City after moving around the country for the past five years.

Scott David Lippe, A&S '88, is proud to announce that he and his wife, Mindy, gave birth to two daughters, Eden Atara and Nessa Yael, on December 11 and 12. They join brothers Micah, Asher, Elijah, and Caleb. The family resides in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he is a full-time gastroenterologist.


Debra Hamel, A&S '89, writes: "My second daughter, Melissa, was born on March 18, 2002. She's a beautiful brunette, and she adores her older sister, Rebecca. On Melissa's first birthday, my book Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece will be released (Yale University Press). Finally, I can report that Chris Joseph, A&S '89, and Kathleen McCarthy, A&S '89, are both thriving (in Atlanta and New York, respectively) and continue to be their pleasant, intelligent selves."


Kathryn Ng, A&S '90, has started a new job as an associate in the Paris office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. She writes: "It was definitely not a lifestyle choice -- these people work like crazy. However, once a month, there is a lunch featuring a local delicacy. Last week, it was a foie gras starter with cassoulet and wine. It was a very happy afternoon!"

John Statler, A&S '90, is currently stationed in Afghanistan and managed to stow a pair of lacrosse sticks in his bag. He writes: "To our knowledge, this is the first time a lacrosse ball has been thrown in the subcontinent of Southwest Asia. Unfortunately, this was quickly (and inevitably) followed by the first lacrosse ball lost in a mine field in the same region."

Ellen Stolis Trantas, A&S '90, gave birth to a daughter, Anna Sophia, on July 24, 2002. "She is happy, healthy, and smiles all the time. It was quite a pregnancy, and I'd swear that I was pregnant for two and a half years, but I'm feeling good and having lots of fun with the baby."

Neil Zeller, Engr '90, writes: "I'm living in San Francisco with my fiancˇe, Judith. While keeping busy as an independent investment banker and corporate advisor, I recently launched a search for a business to acquire, and I continue to write songs and play in a band called Totem Park. Look for our new CD on the web soon!"


Sara Rabinowitz Pinto, A&S '91, has relocated to Italy to take a position in the new Milan office of Latham & Watkins. She writes: "This is a return to law for me after nearly three years on maternity leave, during which time I had two boys, Aristide and Luca. I do capital markets and mergers and acquisition work for Italian clients, such as Benetton, Parmalat, Olivetti, etc. This is my first time living back in Italy since my year at the Bologna Center."


Amy Mitchell Beacht, A&S '93, writes: "I visited with classmate Spencer White, A&S '93, earlier this year down at Fort Benning, Georgia. I also visited briefly with Tania Chacho, A&S '92, SAIS '93 (MA), and Jonathan Liba, A&S '91, when they were in the D.C. area in October 2002. I also want to congratulate roommate Gabby Pasek, A&S '92, on her recent graduation from the Joint Military Intelligence College this fall and her promotion to major."

Robin (Steckler) Bear, A&S '93, writes: "Life has been very busy over the past few years. I was working as a process analyst for a small management consulting company and attending business school at night. In between, I took some time off to get married to Andy Bear in August 2000. I finally received my MBA in marketing and management from Stern -- NYU in the summer of 2001. Then, my life took a dramatic turn with the birth of our son, Jonathan Tobias, on February 1, 2002. I am now enjoying being a stay-at-home mom ... for the time being."

Mark and Erica (DeSantis) Dixon, both A&S '93, who live in Ellicott City, Maryland, welcomed their first child, Matthew Edward, on June 14, 2002. They write: "He has his father's smile and his mother's easy-going disposition." Mark is an osteoporosis specialty representative with Merck & Co. He also serves as the radio color commentator for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team. Erica is a clinical therapist with the National Center for Institutions and Alternatives.


Robert P. Fox, A&S '94, became engaged in March 2002 to Natalie Rasmusson. He is still working as a freelance producer making TV commercials in Chicago.

Timothy J. Min II, A&S '94, has relocated to New York, where he has recently associated with the customs and international trade law firm of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP. He was formerly an attorney with the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

Dave Savolaine, A&S '94, has joined the comedy improvisation troupe Comedy SportZ. The Washington D.C. -- based troupe performs in a theater in the Ballston Commons Mall, located in Ballston, Virginia. He also works at the Federal Communications Commission and is married to Stephanie (Fritz) Savolaine, A&S '00 (MS).

Michael A. Schwartz, A&S '94, writes: "I am currently in my chief resident year in orthopedic surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I have lots to look forward to this year when I marry Jessica Weiss, honeymoon in the Mediterranean, and then begin a sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia."


Gabriella Burman, A&S '95, is living in Manhattan with her husband, Adam Kaplan. She is the news editor and columnist at the New York Resident, a weekly news magazine covering Manhattan.

Rajnish Malhotra, Engr '95, who lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, was married on November 2, to Upasna Nair. In attendance were Adam Lippe, A&S '95, and Ben Lee, A&S '97. She writes: "I am currently working as a project manager at Crestron Electronics in Rockleigh, New Jersey." She can be contacted at


Helen Hui-Chou, Nurs '97, spent six months at Guantanamo Bay providing health care to the detainees from Afghanistan.

Michael Frakes, Nurs '97, received the Barbara Hess Award for Leadership in Education and Research from the Association of Air Medical Services and the Jordan Award for writing and publication from the National Flight Nurses Association at the international Air Medical Transport Conference in November. Michael is a flight nurse with LIFE STAR at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He lives in Rocky Hill, Connecticut with his wife, Jill.

R. Kevin Mallinson, Nurs '97 (MS), '01 (PhD), was awarded the Frank Lemendola Achievement Award for Leadership in HIV Nursing by the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in November 2002. Dr. Mallinson also assumed the president-elect position on the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board that is the national organization dedicated to improving the quality of HIV nursing care.

The 1893 Johns Hopkins lacrosse team was led by captain and coach Brantz Roszel (bottom, left). Roszel, who served as coach from 1889 to 1896, guided Hopkins to its first national title in 1891.
Photo courtesy of the Ferdinand Hamburger Jr. Archives of the MSE Library.


Angela Lu, A&S '98, is in her fourth year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and is heading toward a residency in neurology. She writes: "Neil Mandava, A&S '98, and I will be getting married in June. He is also in Pittsburgh and works for his own start-up company, Mobile Aspects."

Valerie Salter, A&S '98 and Ray Lee, A&S '98, married on April 13, 2002.


John H. Debes, A&S '99, and Alexandra Surcel, A&S '00, were married on October 5, in Washington, D.C. John Northrop, A&S '99, Erica Preston, A&S '99, and Simon Oh, A&S '00, were in the bridal party. They are both graduate students at Penn State University. John is working toward a PhD in astronomy, and Alexandra is working toward a PhD in cell and developmental biology.

Andrew W. Hardy, A&S '99, received his MBA and MS in biological technology from the University of Florida.


Mary Bowler, A&S '00, and Daniel Shapero, Engr '00, were engaged in May 2002 during a trip to Maui. A June 2004 wedding is being planned. After a two-month cross-country drive, they relocated to Boston, where they are both first-year students in the MBA program at Harvard Business School.

Erin Dunkel, SPSBE '00, and her husband, Tom, welcomed Drew Dunkel on September 1, 2001. She is currently president of RPM Communications, a marketing consulting firm in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, focusing on technology and retail clients.

Melissa Mellon, SPSBE '00 (MBA), moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to take a position as an assistant vice president at Scottish Re (U.S.) Inc.


David Eisner, SPSBE '01 (MS), writes: "The company I founded in 1995 was recently named to the INC 500 and Deloitte and Touche Fast Technology 500. You can read more information about our accomplishments at:"


Hsiu-mei (Shirley) Lin, SAIS '02, was transferred to the Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in October 2002 and named the division director in their Sydney mission in Australia. She assumed the office in January.

Alumni Awards

The Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

R. Nicholas Burns, SAIS '80, the United States' permanent representative to NATO since August 2001, has epitomized service and diplomacy throughout his distinguished career. In addition to serving as a special assistant for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs during the Bush and Clinton administrations, he was the U.S. ambassador to Greece from 1997 to 2001.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognize personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Solomon W. Golomb, A&S '51, was one of the early workers in modern communications theory. While working at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratories in the late 1950s, he helped pioneer technology that was used for decades in space exploration. His trailblazing studies in the past 50 years have laid the groundwork for applications as diverse as interplanetary radar and stream-cipher cryptology.

Heritage Award
Recognizes outstanding service to Johns Hopkins

W. Harry Feinstone, SPH '39, has devotedly served the Bloomberg School of Public Health as a counselor and generous donor. Dr. Feinstone is a pharmaceutical researcher and executive whose 37-year career contributed to several major advances in public health, including the development of sulfa drugs, broncho-dilators, and antihistamines.


In Memoriam

1925: Lloyd Bertholf, A&S '25 (MA), '28 (PhD), a former president of Wesleyan University, died in January. He was an accomplished bee biologist and was praised for being the principal architect of Wesleyan's current success.

1928: George B.P. Ward, A&S '28, a lawyer who served a term in the Maryland House of Delegates in the 1930s, died in January. A graduate of Harvard Law School in 1931, he served many years as a lawyer in Baltimore City and Baltimore County and was a member of both bar associations. He retired from active practice in 1982. Mr. Ward was a member of the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company and was its treasurer for many years.

1930: Kenneth E. Quickel, A&S '30, Med '34, died on October 31.

1931: William Charles Bader, A&S '31, a Baltimore educator and former principal at Eastern High School, died on January 12, of complications from cancer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, three sons, and four grandchildren.

1932: Bertha W. Mercer, SPSBE '32, a longtime educator and counselor, died in August. She taught elementary subjects, initially at a one-room schoolhouse in Calvert County. She later taught in Baltimore County and ended her career as a Baltimore City counselor. She sang in the choir of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill and was a volunteer at St. Joseph Medical Center.

1934: Janet Madeline Cowles, SPSBE '34, whose father, R.P. Cowles, was a professor of biology at Johns Hopkins, died on October 9.

1935: Arthur E. Clark, Jr., A&S '35, a former manager of the Maryland Club, died on August 10. He was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Johns Hopkins Club. He is survived by his son, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.

1935: Morton L. Kemper, A&S '35, founder of a company that manufactures metal storage furniture and a former Reform Jewish leader, died in September. He was a member of the Suburban Club and an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, a son, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

1936: Allen Fitzhugh Delevett, A&S '36, Med '41, died on September 28. He was a native Baltimorean who followed his education at Hopkins with an internship at Union Memorial Hospital and internal medicine and cardiology studies in New York. He practiced medicine until the age of 82.

1936: Isaac Hecht, A&S '36, an attorney who practiced for 65 years, died in January. A specialist in tax, corporation and estate law, he was a partner in Hecht & Chapper, a Baltimore firm. Mr. Hecht was a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and he belonged to the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

1939: Benjamin Gildersleeve, A&S '39 (PhD), a retired geologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Department of Interior, died on January 18. He received the Forty-Year Service Award from the U.S. Geological Survey and was in charge of their office in western Kentucky. He is survived by three sons and five grandchildren.

1941: Richard King, Engr '41, A&S '70 (MA), a retired Navy commander, died on January 4, of a lung disorder, in Baltimore. After retiring from the Navy in 1965, he taught physics, military tactics, and oceanography at area colleges and high schools. Commander King was a member of the South River Club and had been an elder, deacon, and trustee at the Second Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, seven children, and 14 grandchildren.

1941: Evelyn Abrms Mauss, PH '41 (DrSc), whose lifelong political activism began when she organized the Junior International League for Peace and Freedom as a 14-year-old in 1929, died in January. Dr. Mauss was a retired New York University physiologist who remained active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was on the executive committee of the New York chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and had an office at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York.

1941: Richard Munn Suffern, A&S '41 (PhD), a religious leader and educator for more than 50 years, died on October 20, 2002. Suffern graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1944 and taught at the Biblical Seminary in New York for nearly 20 years. From 1957 to 1970, he was the stated supply pastor of the Church of the Covenant (Reformed Church in America), before serving the Trinity Reformed Church in Midland Park, New Jersey, until 1975. Friends may contact his family at P.O. Box 116, Suffern, NY 10901.

1944: Charles Brandon Crow, A&S '44, Med '47, a Korean war veteran and assistant professor at the University of Alabama Medical College, died on June 12, 2002. He practiced medicine in his home state for 37 years and is survived by his wife, five children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1944: Horacio Eyzaguirre-Huici, SPH '44 (MPH), died on October 16.

1944: Alan Churchill Woods Jr., Med '44, a retired Baltimore surgeon and former professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died in October. Dr. Woods enjoyed wine, membership in several dining clubs, sailing, and spending summers at his home in Nantucket. He was also an avid duck and goose hunter and a fisherman. He was a member of the Elkridge Club, the Hamilton Street Club, and the Bachelors Cotillion.

1949: Frank Musgrave, A&S '49, an Episcopal priest who was also involved in labor-management and ecumenical concerns, died on September 10. Rev. Musgrave retired in 1991 as pastor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, his first and only parish. He was a longtime member and former chairman of the Toledo (Ohio) Labor-Management-Citizen Committee, where he helped to resolve several labor disputes.

1951: Thomas V. Greene, A&S '51, a major in the U.S. Army (Ret.), died after a lengthy illness. At Johns Hopkins, he was a Sigma Phi Epsilon, Arnold Air Society, and Scabbard and Blade member. He is survived by his wife, Janet, a son and a daughter.

1956: Bill Reames, A&S '56 (PhD), died on June 15, 2001, after a battle with brain cancer.

1957: John Howard Heck, A&S '57, was a former FBI special agent in Dayton who specialized in foreign counter-intelligence at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. After the FBI, Mr. Heck worked part time as a special investigator under the government-contracted BICS organization for 15 years. He also was employed part time as court security for the federal courts. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandsons.

1959: James Cummings-Saxon, Engr '59, who was a key contributor to the Apollo Space Program and a pioneering environmental scientist, died November 15. His most recent work centered on the development of tools for communities to address issues of environmental sustainability, an extension of his service on the Eco-Efficiency Task Force of the President's Council on Sustainable Development in 1995. He was the author of numerous publications, a long-time member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a recipient of the Professional Engineers certification. He was a Unitarian Universalist and is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.

1963: William Morris Peck, A&S '63, a retired businessman and Stratford, Connecticut, resident, died in August. He was an avid linguist, historian, and literature expert. He is survived by his brother and enjoyed a 40-year association with his Beta fraternity alumni.

1965: Betty Ann Krahnke, SAIS '65, the former three-term Republican member of the Montgomery County Council who used the closing years of her life to raise awareness of the anguish of Lou Gehrig's disease, died of the illness in October. Throughout her career, she was known as an advocate for crime victims, especially victims of domestic abuse, and she was honored in 1996, when the county named its new shelter for abused women and their children, the Betty Ann Krahnke Center. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, and three grandchildren.

1968: Sandy C. Marks, Jr., Med '68, was one of the first people to receive a doctorate sponsored by the Department of Anatomy at the School of Medicine. Shortly after, he joined the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he worked until he died on November 27. Dr. Marks was known as a superb teacher of anatomy, and his research on bone cell biology, anatomy, and a variety of related scientific subjects was very known nationally and internationally. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.

1968: Jill Rubenstein, A&S '68, '69 (PhD), an author and faculty member in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati since 1972, died in August. She was a scholar of Scottish literature, particularly the works of James Hogg, a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott.

1971: Adrian A. Curtis, SAIS '71, who had been budget staff director at the Justice Department since 1983, died on August 18. She was a member of Bethesda Jewish Congregation and is survived by her husband, son, and four stepchildren. 1972: Robert J. Hewes, SPSBE '72 (ME), who worked for 30 years in Anne Arundel County schools as a high school history teacher and guidance counselor, died in December. He was a lifelong Orioles fan and enjoyed traveling, tennis, bowling, volleyball, and renewing acquaintances with former students.

1973: Ronald Ray Massey, A&S '73 (MLS), died on October 25.

1984: Ralph Dawson Jr., SPH '84 (PhD), died in December as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was associate professor of pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida. He had devoted most of his recent research to understanding memory loss and brain disorders.

1998: Jay Parikh, Engr '98, died on December 2. The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is arranging to donate money to research in mental health and is planning to dedicate a Hopkins scholarship in his name.

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