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Robert Resnick, A&S '43, '49 (PhD), a world-famous physics educator, is one of eight new members of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Alumni Hall of Fame. He is professor emeritus at Rensselaer and the former Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Science Education.
Wallace L. Salzman, A&S '47, has written Ortho-Para, a trilogy of treatises that challenge traditional views on the evolution of matter, man, and civilization. The three volumes are If You'll Be My Today, I'll Be Your Tomorrow; Our Journey to Fulfillment; and Passion's Experiment.
B.N. Carter II, Med '51, has just had published a two-volume history of the Carter family in Virginia. These volumes trace the history of the Carter family from the 1600s to the present.
Raymond J. Krizek, A&S '54, recently received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain, in recognition of his teaching and research contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession. He is currently Stanley F. Pepper Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the master of project management program at Northwestern University.
Joann McClung Flower, Nurs '58, served 12 years in the Kansas House of Representatives and is currently on the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging.
John Corcoran, Engr '59, A&S '62 (MA), '63 (PhD), professor of philosophy at the University of Buffalo, was named doctor honoris causa in October by the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain for his work in history and philosophy of logic.
Carlyle Storm, A&S '61, '63 (MA), '65 (PhD), has retired as director of the Gordon Research Conferences, West Kingston, Rhode Island. He served as director from 1993 to 2003. The board of trustees has named him director emeritus. In November, he was named the first Eglesfield Benefactor for Queens College, Oxford.
Robert G. Keane Jr., Engr '62, recently received the highest award of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Admiral David W. Taylor Medal for 2003, "for notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering," at the society's annual meeting in San Francisco.
Steve Gitomer, Engr '64, received the 2003 Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. He has been a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1974. When not busy as editor of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science and science adviser to the U.S. State Department for Science Centers in Russia and Ukraine, he enjoys visiting his two grandchildren and bicycling in the mountains near his home in Santa Fe.
Cecelia (Halbert) Tichi, A&S '65 (MA), has written Exposés and Excesses: Muckraking in America, 19002000.
Linda C. Andrist, Nurs '69, received the Practice Paper of the Year Award for "Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Women," which was published in the March/April 2003 issue of the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing. She is associate professor and coordinator of the Adult/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Theodore Plantinga, A&S '69 (MA), writes: "You wanted to know who got married. I did, on December 7, 2002, to Janet Russell. I am currently professor of philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario."
William I. Brustein, SAIS '71 (MA), has published Roots of
Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). He is
director of the University Center for International
Studies, professor of sociology, political science, and
history, and University Center for International Studies
Professor at the University of
George L. Murphy, A&S '72 (PhD), writes: "My fourth book, The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross, has just been published by Trinity Press International. It is a discussion of issues raised by science and technology in the context of Luther's theology of the cross." He is pastoral associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio, and adjunct faculty at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus.
Ann Harris, SPSBE '73 (MEd), will be the Centennial District Governor for Rotary International District 5470 in southern Colorado from July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005.
Wayne Hunt, SPSBE '74 (MS), was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003 by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Hunt is a faculty member at the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and in recent years has taught the clinical community counseling internship, addictions internship, and advanced internship. In addition, Hunt serves as assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine's HIV clinic.
Charles Lewis, SAIS '77, has written The Buying of the
President 2004, currently on the New York Times best-seller
list. He is the founder and executive director of the
Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., a
nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog organization that does
investigative reporting and research on public policy
Walter H. Ettinger Jr., Med '78, has been named president
of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Margaret (Meg) Catzen, A&S '79, married Jeffrey W. Brown on Saturday, January 3, in South Lake Tahoe. They are residing in Sacramento, California.
Homayoon M. Akbari, A&S '83, has joined the Department of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Akbari recently completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University in New York.
Hector N. Hernandez, A&S '86, a practicing ENT physician
and surgeon, has co-founded Vernico Corporation, a
Florida-based product development company. They recently
launched their first product, LabelRx, a software program
that produces prescriptions without using an electronic
medical records system.
Luis Bendezu II, Med '88, writes: "Just wanted to let
everyone know that my wife, Jenifer, and I had our second
child. Bridget Ashling was born 1/12/04. We're all doing
well, just a little tired from the new schedule. Bridget's
big brother, Liam, has been doing all he can to help out!"
Chris Dalton, A&S '88, writes: "My wife and I traveled to
China in October 2003 to pick up our newly adopted
daughter, Grace Mei Dalton. Grace was born in Yiyang City,
Hunan Province, on January 13, 2003, and joined our family
on October 12, 2003. We're very proud of and happy with our
little girl — and look forward to teaching her all
Erick M. Santos, Engr '89, writes: "I am now in my PGY-4 year as an orthopaedic surgery resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On September 29, 2003, Lisa and I welcomed our first child, Daniel Antonio, to our family. Now I have two reasons for not getting enough sleep."
Roberto Allen, A&S '90 (MA), has been elected president of
the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is an
associate in the business department of the Baltimore
office of Saul Ewing, LLP. His one-year term was effective
Michele Cellai, Nurs '91, writes: "I have moved to the
Richmond, Virginia, area. I am working as a nurse
practitioner for the Hume-Lee Transplant Center. I would
love to hear from any former classmates that I have lost
touch with over the years."
Stacy (Maltzman) Feldman, A&S '92, and her husband are
pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reese
Audrey Feldman, on May 1, 2003. She joins her older
brother, Dean Bradley. The birth was within days of the
birth of a son to fellow Hopkins graduate Sara Watkin-Fox,
Peab '92, SPSBE '98 (MS). Feldman writes: "My family also
moved last year (a whole mile down the road), and I am so
happy to be home spending time with my
Jodi Nordmann Harap, A&S '93, writes: "Life in Chicago is
hectic, but good. My husband, Steve, and I welcomed a baby
girl, Leigha Brooke, on July 9, and we haven't slept much
since. When we're not changing diapers, I'm still working
at a private practice as a clinical psychologist, and Steve
is very busy with his consulting company. We also compare
baby stories with alums Jackie Farris, A&S '93, and Richard
Schwartz, A&S '93, who had a baby boy named Griffin in
October, and Kimberly Fahrenbrook Rich, A&S '93, and her
husband, Jason, who welcomed twins Caroline and Andrew in
September. Feel free to drop me a line at
R. Shane Mangus, A&S '94, and Claire (Hawkins) Mangus, Nurs
'95, are celebrating the birth of their fourth child, Anna
Elizabeth. Anna joins Benjamin, Abigail, and Matthew. Shane
is finishing his residency in general surgery at Indiana
University Medical Center and begins a two-year fellowship
in solid organ transplantation at IU in July. Claire works
as a certified nurse midwife in Indianapolis, providing
obstetric and women's healthcare to low-income
Jennifer Johnson, A&S '95, and Keith Critzer, Engr '97,
were married in Towson, Maryland, on October 25, 2003.
Ernie Shosho, A&S '95, and Laurin Eskridge, A&S '95, served
as best man and maid of honor, respectively. Captain Chris
Odachowski, A&S '97, on his way back to the U.S. following
a nine-month tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom,
served as honorary best man. His wife, Tracey (Hearn)
Odachowski, Nurs '99, read Scripture during the ceremony.
Also in attendance were Rick Sharma, A&S '95; Jeremy
Barnes, A&S '00; Garin Danielian, A&S '96; Margaret (Chi)
Efron, A&S '94; Bridey Flynn, Engr '95; Ryan Johnstone, A&S
'94; Peter Keohane, A&S '95; Jeanny Kim, A&S '96; Paul
Kuntz, Engr '98; Michelle Lee, A&S '95; Matt MacLean, A&S
'96; Danny Organek, A&S '94; Mike Pflieger, A&S '96; and
Wendy (Seltzer) Weller, A&S '95. Jennifer is an accountant
for Marriott International Corporation, and Keith is a
senior engineer at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Company. After a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the
couple will begin a 12-month temporary work assignment in
Major William Colligan, A&S '96 (MA), recently returned
from Iraq, where he served with the V Corps Headquarters in
Baghdad and received a Bronze Star. A graduate of the Joint
Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, he now serves on
the staff for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs at the
R. James De Rose III, A&S '97, '99 (MA), and Laura
(Mielcarek) De Rose, A&S '97, welcomed their first child.
Adelia Austine De Rose was born on December 19, 2003,
weighing in at 7 pounds 13 ounces.
Lauren Matukaitis Broyles, Nurs '98, is simultaneously
pursuing a PhD in nursing and a master's in bioethics at
University of Pittsburgh.
Elizabeth Bender, SPSBE '99 (MAT), writes: "I am no longer
teaching. Instead, I am writing full time. My publisher,
Bloomsbury Children's Books, brought out my first book, The
Frog Princess, last year. The sequel, Dragon's Breath, came
out in the U.S. this past September and in the UK in
November. The third book in the trilogy will be coming out
next fall. I am currently working on another children's
book, which will also be for ages 8 and up, and have begun
visiting schools to talk about my books and/or give writing
workshops. I write under my maiden name, E. D. Baker. If
any old classmates would like to contact me, my e-mail
Carlos Capellán, A&S '00, graduated from Officer
Candidate School last August and was commissioned a second
lieutenant in Field Artillery. He will complete his Officer
Basic course in February and will be leaving for his first
assignment in Korea in March.
Jennifer Hoffman, A&S '01 (MS), has completed her first
semester in the School of Psychology doctoral program at
Temple University. She is currently a psychology associate
at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Don A. Andrasik, Engr '02 (MS), was placed in charge of a
project to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and to increase
electrical generation for a large-scale fossil-fueled
electrical power station. The successful project was the
basis for a technical paper that was presented at the 13th
Annual Joint Instruments Automation & Systems (ISA) Power
Industrial Division (POWID)/Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI) Controls and Instrumentation Conference
(46th Annual POWID Conference) in June 2002 in
Cory Donovan, SPSBE '03 (MBA), got married on July 19 to Julie Sanders. The reception was held in New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. The couple resides in Aspen Hill, Maryland.
1934: Donald Dwight Cooper, A&S '34, a Towson pediatrician and World War II medical officer who witnessed the formal Japanese surrender, died in November 2003. His wife, Margaret (Matthews) Cooper, was his office assistant at his private practice until he retired in 1980.
1937: Betsy G. Bang, Med '37 (Cert), a renowned medical illustrator and translator of several books of Indian folk tales, died October 31, 2003. She lived in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She volunteered at the Marine Biological Laboratory and helped computerize its vast catalog of books. She also volunteered at the Woods Hole public library until she was 90. She is survived by a son, daughter, and two granddaughters.
1938: Theodore J. George, SPSBE '38, a retired Baltimore County junior high school principal who founded a library of Greek Orthodoxrelated titles for his church, died in December 2003. He was a lifetime member of the National Educational Association, the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, and the Maryland State Teachers Association. He was a past president of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association.
1939: Stanley L. Blumenthal, Med '39, a retired pediatrician and Baltimore native, died of a cardiac arrest secondary to complications of multiple myeloma. He was on the staff at the National Children's Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and was in the private practice of pediatrics in Montgomery County. He also served on the pediatrics faculty at Georgetown and George Washington University medical schools. He is survived by his wife; son Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Med '81; grandson; and brother.
1946: Freeman L. Rawson, Med '46, died on December 24, 2003. Dr. Rawson served in the United States Army and the United States Public Health Service. He entered private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1955, and eventually specialized in cardiology. He retired from private practice in 1990 and became a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, where he served until ill health forced his retirement in April 2002. He was married for 60 years to Patricia Harwood Peterson Rawson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and their families, as well as his sister.
1947: Theodore Alford, Med '47, a retired oncology surgeon who had a practice in Washington, D.C., and taught surgery at George Washington University, died on October 20, 2003. He was a member of the Head and Neck Society.
1950: John Cleveland Kidd, A&S '50, a retired vice president of a flooring business and a former director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., died in October 2003.
1950: Ralph F. Davis Sr., SPH '50 (MPH), a retired physician, died in November 2003. Until his retirement in 1989, he was chief resident physician at the Illinois State Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, Illinois.
1956: Charles Bryson Gurney, Med '56, who retired from his family practice of medicine in 1992, died in December 2003. He was a member of the Roane Anderson Medical Society and served as its delegate to the Tennessee Medical Association several times. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to hike.
1957: Francis C.J. Ichniowski, Engr '57, retired chief of information systems for the management division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, died November 16, 2003. He was a 46-year member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of Alcala No. 16 Chapter of the International Order of the Alhambra.
1958: Robert Stewart Bennett, Engr '58, '65 (PhD), an engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University, died on December 6, 2003. Dr. Bennett was an employee of Bionetics, where he ran the research and development division for vulnerabilities/survivabilities analysis, which involved analyzing the vulnerabilities of American military aircraft so that improvements could be made. He had an enthusiasm for amateur radio and television and was active in many Towson, Maryland, civic organizations.
1958: Soichi Steven Hotta, Med '58, a biochemist and medical researcher who retired in 1998 as a medical officer with the Public Health Service's Office of Health Technology Assessment, died on November 2, 2003. Dr. Hotta was also a founder of the Eastern Virginia Medical School at Norfolk.
1958: Guy Tarleton Railey Jr., A&S '58, a retired high school educator and coach, died in December 2003. He was also a longtime high school and collegiate football official and a former commissioner of the Maryland Board of Football Officials. He was the official timekeeper for the Baltimore Colts from 1969 until 1982, the team's last season in Baltimore.
1960: Robert John Bruening, A&S '60, a physicist who retired in 1994 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died on October 31, 2003. His research included infrared instrument development, and he was a trainer at the Egyptian standards laboratory as part of a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He is survived by his wife and two sisters.
1960: Robert Judd Sickels, A&S '60 (PhD), died on June 12, 2003, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had taught political science. Among his books are Race, Marriage and the Law and John Paul Stevens and the Supreme Court.
1962: Richard E. Satzman, A&S '62, died in Sherman Oaks, California, on December 23, 2003, after a long battle with prostate cancer. An attorney by profession, Richard is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughters, Lisa and Hillary, and close friends who were fortunate to have him in their lives.
1970: Louise S. Remanjon, A&S '70 (MLA), who had a passion for social causes, died November 24, 2003. After earning her degree at Johns Hopkins, she taught literature and creative writing to adults at Towson University and the Edenwald Retirement Community. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed preparing dishes from her New Orleans background.
1972: Rose Salner, SPSBE '72 (MA), who taught reading in the Baltimore school system, died in October 2003. Mrs. Salner was an avid Orioles fan and held season tickets to the Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Opera, the Mechanic Theatre, and Center Stage. She hiked, played tennis, and swam until her mid-80s. She is survived by her daughter, son, and two grandchildren.
1990: Vadim Valery Filatov, Med '90, an eye doctor who directed a half-dozen centers for laser-assisted surgery in the New York region, died in November 2003. He is survived by his wife, mother, and three sons.
Theodore Bickart, Engr '57, '58 (MS), '60 (PhD), is an authority in engineering education. He was the 14th president of the Colorado School of Mines and served as dean of engineering at Michigan State University and Syracuse University. A distinguished academician in the United States, Russia, and China, Bickart was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2001.
Loraine Panek Bernstein, Peab '55, an award-winning operatic performer, serves as assistant director and trustee of the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust, which helps support the Shriver Hall Concert Series, the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and the Johns Hopkins Office of Special Events at Shriver Hall. Together with her husband, Malcolm "Mac" Bernstein, Peab '51, she has been a tireless advocate for Peabody and active supporter of alumni programs.
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