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Stanley Wagner, A&S '34, is living in the retirement community of North Oaks. He writes: "I am still moving, but not too quickly!"


Page Edmunds II, A&S '38, writes: "Reading about the rising tuition of today brings back memories of my time at JHU for $450 per year. I was able to make a small dent in that by working in the library for $0.40/hour, but it still represented about 9 percent of my father's total income. Today's loan system transfers the burden to the beneficiary — that's better!"

Charles T. Mewshaw, Engr '38, writes: "I am fast approaching my 90th birthday, which I will celebrate by taking a cruise with all six children and spouses. We will spend two weeks in May in Hawaii, and in '08, we are planning a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and environs."


Andrew F. Shoemaker, Engr '40, has Alzheimer's disease and is house-bound.


Virginia T. Marsteller, A&S '41, and her husband are living in an addition to their home. Their grandson and his family have moved into the original three-story home.


Jennie Moore Rhodes, Nurs '45, writes: "My husband, Bill, and I just returned from an elderhostel trip to Costa Rica and Panama and through the Canal to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary and my 83rd birthday."


Sarah V. Bangs-Dinehart, Nurs '46, writes: "I have always been glad that I took nurses training at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing during WWII."

W. Robert Morrison, Peab '46, is still active in church music and dedicating carillonic bells for Schulmerich.


Frances A. Randall, A&S '47 (MA), received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Hood College on May 20, 2006.


Ethel H. Beall Rosenfeld, Nurs '48, writes of the death of her husband, Jerome Rosenfeld, a microbiologist, last October.

H. William Sause, A&S '48, '50 (MA), '53 (PhD), is living in a town founded by Dutch religious seceders in 1847, and has acquired a reading knowledge of Dutch as a result of working with archival materials held by the historical society.


Kenneth N. Andersen, Med '49, writes: "Since retiring after 50 1/2 years of family practice, I have been working at the Community Health Free Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa."


Sidney Offit, A&S '50, continues to serve as curator of the George Polk Journalism Awards and as president of the Authors Guild Foundation. His work-in-progress, a second memoir, is scheduled for publication by St. Martin's Press in early 2008.


Carl Kupfer, Med '52, HS '54, Med '58 (PGF), has referenced 1,040 cases of eye disease with clinical and pathology information.


Gilbert J. Wise, A&S '53, Med '57, is director emeritus of the division of urology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

George D. Zuidema, Med '53, who once served as director of the department of surgery at Hopkins, announces the publication of his memoir, Moving On: A Memoir by Dr. George D. Zuidema (Milestone Publishing, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2006).


Carl A. D'Angelo, A&S '54, has been elected a director of NYNB Bank. Currently a consultant to Hudson Valley Bank, he was a practicing attorney in White Plains for more than 26 years.


Tyler I. Freeman, A&S '55, is retired and enjoys his grandchildren, golf, collecting watches and knives, woodworking, and writing.


Carol Trible Folio, Nurs '56, writes: "I am looking forward to my 50th reunion."


Joseph H. H. Kaplan, A&S '57, retired as chief judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He is serving as a retired judge, doing mediation and arbitration.

Nancy Fidler Parr, Nurs '57, retired from pediatric nursing in 1995 to enjoy her grandchildren and travel. She has since been to Greece, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, and France.


A. Ross Cohen, Engr '58, is retired.

Mary Jean Scott Silk, A&S '58 (PhD), writes: "We have had a fairly uneventful time since we last wrote. I am still churchwarden of the Cathedral and will probably be so for another year. That will make five years and the rules say that I must step down after five years. Before I retired, I produced the third edition of a procedure manual for medical physics and radiation oncology. I have been asked to produce a fourth edition and am currently working on it."


Arnold B. Silverman, Engr '59, writes: "After 14 years of chairing the intellectual property law department at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh, I have stepped down, but continue to practice after 45 years. The practice remains exciting and enjoyable."

Gerald D. Young Jr., SPH '59, is retired and enjoys symphony, opera, traveling, and his grandchildren.


Margaret H. Abbott, SPH '60, retired from the JHU School of Medicine in October 2005, after 63 years as assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Medicine, and the Institute of Genetic Medicine.


Richard Coleman, A&S '63, has written a second book that examines the intersection of theology and science. This one, Eden's Garden: Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) follows Competing Truths: Theology and Science as Sibling Rivals (Trinity Press, International, 2001).

Frank R. Olenchak, Ed '63, writes: "After 55 years of teaching, I retired on May 31, 2005. However, I am still working with my record label, Myrtle Records."

Burton N. Routman, A&S '63, has started a new position as professor of family medicine and chair of clinical medicine at the New Lincoln Memorial University/DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.


David C. Levin, Med '64, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the American College of Radiology in May 2006, for his outstanding accomplishments in the field.


Robert J. Schermer, A&S '66, is retiring after having served as a secondary school foreign language teacher for 33 years in Alexandria, Virginia, and Burlington, Vermont.


Robert Dean Botjer, SAIS '67, chairman of Eurowest Inns Inc., has been named to the board of trustees at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Norman Fost, HS '67, is the 2007 recipient of the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics. Fost completed his pediatric residency training in 1964-1967 and was chief resident from 1969 to 1971 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The Patricia Price Browne Prize is a $10,000 award given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution through active service in medical ethics activities, by serving on an ethics committee or commission, or by improving the profession's effectiveness in upholding its ethical standards through advocacy of policies, provision, or organization of services.


Eugene Sarver, SAIS '68, is global marketing director of FX4casts, the world's largest foreign exchange forecaster. He also is the financial adviser to the forthcoming feature film Love Child.


Jacques Cook, SAIS '69, an attorney with international experience in structuring financial transactions for large- scale infrastructure projects, has joined Peckar & Abramson's Washington D.C., office as a partner.

Shashishekhar B. Gore, SPH '69, who worked for several years as chief medical examiner in Orlando, Florida, writes: "I loved my time at JHU, in the good old days."

William J. Mannela Jr., A&S '69, is chairman of the Department of Surgery at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Thomas J. Willett, Engr '69 (MS), retired in 2004 from Northrop Grumman as head of the automatic target recognition department. He retired as Rand Fellow to the Director of the U.S. Army Night Vision Labs in 2006.


Herb Paine, SAIS '70, heads his own consulting business that specializes in organizing development and change management. He is president of JHU's Arizona Alumni Chapter and serves on the board of Sonoran Bank in Phoenix, targeting the growing Latino business community. He writes: "My big news is that I'm running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's Third Congressional District."

Pedro P. Purcell, Med '70, writes: "I am now retired from my diagnostic radiology practice in Baltimore and am enjoying traveling and hunting in Spain and America. I spend winter in the Caribbean at 'Casa De Campo' in the Dominican Republic where I enjoy playing golf."

John W. Robbins, A&S '70 (MA), '73 (PhD), has had three books published in 2006: second editions of Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System (1997) and Ecclesiastical Megalomania: The Economic and Political Thought of the Roman Catholic Church (1999); and a new book, Freedom and Capitalism: Essays on Christian Politics and Economics. (All three books are available from The Trinity Foundation,


Guillermo L. Bosch, A&S '71, writes: "While I am still a criminal defense attorney in the federal courts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, I have been a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park since 1998. Now that our three daughters are out of high school, we have moved closer to the area in order to do more guiding and more research and writing."

Darrell D. Davisson, A&S '71 (PhD), has published The Red Lily (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006). The book, whose title is based on the civic symbol of Florence, Italy, is a fictional drama written in an illustrated screenplay format based on historical and art historical facts dating from the 15th century.

Anton N. Marco, A&S '71 (MA), writes: "I discovered about 18 months after moving to Las Vegas in early 2003 that Vegas has a vibrant and skilled poetry community. Recently, fellow poet Mitch Kalish and I organized the Las Vegas poetry community's first major multi-venue reading at the city's massive First Friday Arts District celebration. Since the kickoff, it has gained city-wide attention, in leading cultural tabloids and (soon) in a high-profile Vegas 'slick' magazine."


Beatrice S. Kolchin, SPH '72, was the distinguished toastmaster who presented "Elegy to Our Flag" at the American Legion and VFW Patriotism Contests in Harford County, Maryland, in March 2006.

L. Reuven Pasternak, A&S '72, writes: "My family has relocated to Cincinnati after 24 wonderful years in Baltimore. Our oldest son, Andrew, is a government and history major at Georgetown University. Our next oldest, Rob, will be entering Williams College as a math/music major; and our youngest, Jordan, is finishing middle school. We still cheer the Ravens, and of course, Hopkins Lacrosse."

James Gordon Wallar, SAIS '72, is resident trade specialist, ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Reginetta Haboucha, A&S '73 (PhD), a career academician and scholar of Judeo-Spanish oral tradition, has been named vice president for academic affairs at the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York.

John W. Robbins, A&S '73 (PhD), has published Freedom and Capitalism: Essays on Christian Politics and Economics.

Patrick Walsh, Engr '73 (BSE/MSE), has been a fellow engineer at Northrop Grumman for the past 32 years. He writes: "My avocation since JHU has been rugby. Besides playing for a couple of decades, I've been very involved with starting/encouraging youth rugby nationally and locally."

Henry C. Ver Valen, Engr '73, enjoys skiing and vacations to Florida and Vermont.


Edward H. Friedman, A&S '74 (PhD), has been appointed Chancellor's Professor of Spanish at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught since 2000. In November, the Vanderbilt Theatre, under the direction of Jeffrey Ullom, performed Wit's End, Friedman's adaptation of La dama boba, by the 17th-century Spanish playwright Lope de Vega.


Joel M. Morris, Engr '75 (PhD), announces the birth of his first grandchild, Ada Ray Morris, on March 11 to Christopher and Lisette Morris.

Daniel W. Raab, A&S '75, will be an adjunct professor of insurance law at the University of Miami School of Law this spring. He is in private practice in Coral Gables, Florida, focusing on insurance, transportation, admiralty, and business-related matters.


Joyce A. Miles, Ed '76, is a pupil personnel worker in Prince George's County Public Schools. She is also vice president of the Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel.

Rebecca A. Oats, Ed '76 (MA), retired as a school principal in 2006. She is now part-time executive director for a nonprofit organization.


Stephanie M. Cascio, A&S '77, writes: "As my twin daughters are presently sophomores at JHU, I find myself spending quality time in Baltimore. I'm looking forward to our 30th reunion."

Susan S. Hartman, A&S '77, writes: "Paul and I have three grown children and have lived in Towson for 30 years. We work together to publish Dirty Linen, the magazine of folk and world music."

J. Steven Lovejoy, A&S '77, has been named president and CEO of the law firm Shumaker Williams, P.C. based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in York and Baltimore. He practices in the area of financial services regulation.


Alan Lindsay Forthman, A&S '78, who has moved from North Carolina to Tucson, writes: "We're glad to report we've found a warmer climate in Tucson. Patty is nearing her graduation from Johnson Bible College. Will is almost in high school. I'm now with MRI Medical, a medical device manufacturer."

Anthony M. Miele, A&S '78, is an attorney with numerous certifications. Charles Noss, SPH '78, '84 (ScD), has been named national program director for water quality for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development.

Steven Fredric Rubin, A&S '78, is president-elect of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He has received the Prestigious Honor of Distinguished Fellow Award for exemplary service to the colleges and the community.


Richard J. Mata, A&S '79, writes: "Greetings to the Class of '79, TEP, and Army ROTC buds. I switched careers from general internist to medical informatics, and I am an associate professor of HSR at Texas State University, where I am developing personal health records specific to certain chronic diseases."

Christine C. Stutz, A&S '79, is working in Annapolis, Maryland, as director of public relations and manager of client services at the Cyphers Agency. She has a 17-year- old daughter and is getting remarried this June.

Charles J. Yeo, Med '79, Samuel D.Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, recently received the 2006 Distinguished Physician Award from the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. He is editor-in-chief of the latest (sixth) edition of Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, considered to be an essential reference for general surgeons, surgical residents, and gastroenterologists with a special focus on alimentary tract diseases.


Lanning G. Bryer, A&S '80, was recently appointed as a manager partner of his firm, Ladas & Parry LLP, where he has maintained an active practice in intellectual property for 22 years. He lives in Westport, Connecticut, with his wife and three children and was recently appointed as a conservation commissioner.

Karen Squarrell-Shablin, A&S '80, has assumed the role of vice president of government relations for the AMERIGROUP Community Care's District of Columbia health plan. She will also continue to serve as vice president of government markets for the health plan.


Maynard Luterman, A&S '81, writes: "I am an emergency room doctor in Buffalo, New York, whose daughter Sara Deanne was accepted early decision to the Johns Hopkins class of 2011 — Joni and I are ecstatic!"

James Scott Murphy, A&S '81, writes: "Just wanted to catch up with other members of the Class of 1981. Hoping to hear from anyone, including Carl Battista, A&S '81, Jim Davis, A&S '81, Harry Reid, A&S '81, and everyone else from 1981. After graduation, Valerie and I married and moved to California as we always planned. I graduated from Pepperdine School of Law and practiced in California until 1994, when we moved to New Jersey, where I now practice in Montclair. Our son, Jason, graduates from Denison University this May and our daughter, Brittany, is a freshman at the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey. I would love to hear from you or get together, perhaps at the Hopkins Club. or 973-509-7500."


Laureen D. Daly, A&S '82 (MA), has moved to the Director of the Program Management Office at the Department of Homeland Security.


Demetrios Lefakis, SAIS '85, writes: "After a 27-year trek around the world that started at Hopkins, continued in Latin America, and ended in Singapore, I returned to Athens, Greece, last October to assume the position of chief risk officer and member of the executive committee of the National Bank of Greece. I have settled in the northern suburb of Ekali with my Colombian wife, Lucia, and our 3- year-old daughter, Eleni, who was born in Miami and spent the first years of her life in Singapore. The whole family is enjoying this new adventure."


Marilyn C. Belo, SAIS '86, graduated from Pace Law School in 2005 and passed the Florida Bar in 2006. Her family has moved to Gainesville, Florida, where she is in private practice.

Rose Mary Mulaikal, Med '86, is enjoying practicing pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology in Towson, Maryland, with Main Street Pediatrics.


Charles Anderson, SPH '87, Med '88, has been named chair of pediatrics of Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, which is affiliated with the Tufts University School of Medicine. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of both pediatrics and public health and family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and a clinical instructor at Harvard School of Medicine.

Claude Iosso, A&S '87, recently became online editor with the City of Bellevue, Washington, managing content on the municipal Web site and preparing news releases and other communications for the city. He married Holly Nelson in January, and they live in Seattle.

Cavan M Redmond, Bus '87 (MAS), is serving as executive vice president of Wyeth's BioPharma Business Unit. He has had the opportunity to work in both research and development since graduation from Hopkins.

Ken Reuwer, Engr '87, writes: "Following a tour of duty on Capitol Hill in the Defense Fellowship program in 2004, I was privileged to serve two tours of duty in Iraq as the operations officer with the strategic counterintelligence directorate, the DoD's first wartime joint CI mission. After this rewarding mission, I am thrilled to be home with my family and the comforts of life back in the D.C. area, where I have resumed responsibilities as the assistant special agent in charge, NCIS Washington Field Office."


Curtis W. Davis, Bus '88 (MAS), is manager of process development for Quanta Biosciences Inc. in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Bruce Henoch, A&S '88, was recently named vice president for legal and regulatory affairs at Stratos Global Corporation of Bethesda.

Nicholas D. Roles, Eng '88, has been hired as a senior geotechnical engineer with Geo-Technology Associates Inc., a mid-Atlantic consulting firm practicing in the geosciences.

Robert E. Schmieg, Med '88, was married on November 18, in Natchez, Mississippi.


Michelle Dobrawsky, A&S '89, writes: "I am currently living in New York City. By day I am working as an attorney in intellectual property and general practice, doing solo and contract work and seeking an associate or counsel position. I am also 'working' as a stand-up comic. I host a weekly comedy open-mike in the East Village, produce specialty and new-talent shows, and serve as pro bono counsel for several comedy and theater groups. My performance calendar is on my Web site,"

Philip Smith, A&S '89, is employed at Scotia Capital Inc. in Toronto, where he was recently appointed head of corporate and investment banking. He was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in May 2006 by the Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper. He writes: "I am living in Toronto with my wife, Maria, and our three children. We welcome all Hopkins classmates, Sig Ep brothers, and rugby alumni to exploit our hospitality when in Toronto."


Bruce Evan Singley, Bus '92 (MS), lives on the Eastern Shore and works for Shore Health System.

Brian C. West, Bus '92 (MA), is an adjunct professor for Villa Julie College's School of Graduate and Professional Studies.


Barbara Fischer, A&S '93, writes: "In 2006, my husband, John Allendorf, A&S '92, and I celebrated the publication of my first book, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge), and the birth of our third child, Lauren Elizabeth, on March 28."

Graciela Jaschek, SPH '93, is working with the Latino Health Initiative at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Jennifer Mulle, A&S '93, SPH '01, Med '06 (PhD), recently com-pleted her PhD in human genetics and has relocated to Atlanta.


Kimberly W. Koran, A&S '94, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Business in June 2001. She works in corporate finance at WMWare Inc. in Palo Alto, California.

Jim Lai, A&S '94, is an emergency medicine attending physician.


Kerry Antorveza Becker, A&S '95, and Randy M. Becker, A&S '94, are proud to announce the birth of Lila Rose on November 6, 2006. Lila joins 2-year-old sister, Joelle Isabel. The couple resides in Woodstock, Maryland. Randy is a practicing neuroradiologist for Advanced Radiology, and Kerry is in private practice locally. They can be reached at or in the middle of night when they both are frequently awake.

Gabriella N. Burman, A&S '95, married Adam Kaplan in September 2000. They have two daughters. She is editing Cerebral Palsy Magazine and is a freelance reporter. He works for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Catherine Schenck-Yglesias, SPH '95, writes: "At USAID, I serve as strategic information adviser for the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. I am co-chair of the Emergency Plan's health management information system technical working group, and I represent USAID on health informatics issues with WHO, UNAIDS, and the Health Metrics Network."

Jeremy M. Stipkala, A&S '95 (MA), '98 (PhD), has launched Stipkala LLC, a patent law firm in North Charleston, South Carolina. Stipkala LLC provides a range of intellectual property law services, including patent prosecution, opinions, licensing, and litigation support in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, plastics, nanotechnology, and related areas. Also, the firm offers trademark and copyright registration and trade secret protection advice. Visit for more information.


Robert S. Bond, Engr '96, is working on his MBA at Duke University.

Jennifer (Askanazi) Caplan, A&S '96, and Glen Caplan welcomed their second child, Sydney Nicole, on December 21, 2006. Sydney joins big sister Natalie. They currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Supriya Christopher, A&S '96 (MA), has joined McGuireWoods Consulting in McLean, Virginia. She will serve as a vice president of the firm's issue advocacy and government communications group, where she will assist clients with government relations and communications matters at both the state and federal level.

Ilise L. Feitshans, SPH '96, served as academic adviser to the People to People Student Ambassador Program in Law for Future Leaders in Washington, D.C., last summer. The Haddonfield, New Jersey, attorney mentored the law project for 200 academically exceptional high school students from 20 countries. She also organized Haddonfield's first public Hanukkah celebration in December 2005.

Jenna C. (Parkinson) Grassbaugh, A&S '96, was married on June 9.

Daniel E. Schoenberg, A&S '96, recently joined the New York City office of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP as an associate.

Josh Siegel, A&S '96, was recently accepted as a member of the Producers Guild of America. Over the past five years, Siegel has produced numerous independent feature films, including a Sundance Film Festival selection. He is currently attached to an international action movie set to shoot in Asia in spring 2007.

Laura M. Thornburg, Bus '96 (MS), has been promoted to senior territory business manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals.


Linden Craig, Med '97 (PGF), SPH '98 (PhD), associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2006 Lindsay Young Teaching Award. Funded by late Knoxville attorney Lindsay Young, the award recognizes excellence in veterinary teaching.

Geoffrey W. Holland, Ed '97 (MS), has been awarded a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He continues to live in Middle River, Maryland, with his wife, Danielle, and his children Gillian, 4, and Grant, 3. He works for Baltimore County Public Schools.

Jonathan A. Lazarus, Engr '97, '00 (MS), and Rebecca Lazarus, A&S '97, announce the birth of their first child, Madeline Jane Lazarus, on September 9.

Aparna Mohan, A&S '97, SAIS '98, was recently named vice president of executive communications at MasterCard Worldwide, in New York. Although the job is demanding, she is determined to make time to produce the video podcast cooking show "Short Order."


Jordan E. Blackman, SAIS '98, is working on carbon management, climate change policy, and renewable energy strategy and policy.

Kerrie A. Bunting, A&S '98, writes: "My husband, Tim, and I have two beautiful children, Kyle and Regan. I am the Salisbury University alumni relations and annual fund program coordinator."

James "Jimmy" Collins, SPH '98 (PhD), was recently appointed the associate director for science with the division of safety research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He married Maria Ponte, Nurs '92, whom he met at Hopkins, and they have two children, Karina and Seth.

Amer Mallah, A&S '98, and Dana Hawkins, A&S '98, were married on November 11 at the Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore. In the bridal partywere Min Kim, Engr '98, '00 (MS); Rahul Anand, A&S '98; James Kim, A&S '98; and Shreyas Ravishankar, A&S '98. Gerard R. Marconi, A&S '98 (MLA), has moved from Frederick, Maryland, to Baltimore.

Matthew Edward Schernecke, A&S '98, is working for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York, focusing on acquisition finance and private equity finance.

Carolyn Yong, Engr '98, '00 (MSE), married Brian D. Pullin in Geneva in January 2006. Lianko Garyu, Engr '98; Isaac Weingrod, Engr '98; Serena (Leung) Weingrod, Engr '00; and Melody Swartz, Engr '91, attended the ceremony. She and her husband reside in Lausanne, Switzerland, and are pursuing doctoral degrees in biotechnology and bioengineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.


Tishani Doshi, A&S '99, announces that her first book of poems, Country of the Body (Aark Arts), has won the Forward Prize in the United Kingdom for the best first collection. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, will be published by Bloomsbury UK in early 2008.

Jason Forro, Nurs '99, is a CRNA with Sparrow Health System in East Lansing, Michigan.

Sherrance Henderson, Bus '99, announces the release of her second novel, The Ten Year Date, and the publication of the three-part Dr. Buzzard series. David G. Jackson, A&S '99, has moved to the Chicago area for a "great job with the federal government."

Robin I. Klein, Bus '99 (MS), has been president of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association for the past five years and is currently serving on the Governor's Workforce Investment Board.

Barbara Dannhausen Lam, A&S '99 (MA), has been promoted to chief financial officer of e.magination, a design services firm with offices in Baltimore and Washington. Rachel (Pletcher) Weiman, A&S '99, and her husband, John, announce the birth of their first child, Isaac, on October 13, 2006. Rachel has her doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist, specializing in child and family therapy.


Cameron M. Birge, A&S '00, is stationed in South Sudan, where he is supporting a road rehabilitation project.

Megan Dills, Nurs '00, is married to Larry Gulotta. They have a son, LJ.

William G. Kirst, A&S '00, is consulting for IBM in the public sector.

Shirley Manevitz, A&S '00, married Robert Altman, Med '04, on September 16, 2006, on Long Island, New York. Several Blue Jays were in attendance, including George Soterakis, A&S '00; Sam Martin, A&S '01; Samia Suleman, A&S '01; and Nimmi Gowrinathan, A&S '01. She writes: "Naturally, Donna Bilu Martin, A&S '00, Med '04; Cara McNamara, A&S '00; and Bita Amani, A&S '00, all served as bridesmaids!" The couple lives in Manhattan, where Shirley is a litigation associate at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, and Robert is in his third year of his internal medicine residency at Columbia- Presbyterian Hospital.

Gonzalo Rodriguez, Peab '00 (MS), has joined RTKL Associates Inc., an international architecture, engineering, and design firm, as a designer for the firm's audio-visual design group. He specializes in audio system design and acoustics.


Charlotte I. Millard, A&S '01, who married Lorenzo McWilliams in July 2006, is a foreign service officer with the State Department.

Corlina J. McNeil, A&S '01, Nurs '06, writes: "From philosophy and pre-med at JHU to public health research and walking dogs now I am working in the hectic world of critical care medicine as an RN who would have thought it?!"

Cynthia Nikas, A&S '01, and Michael Berecz, A&S '01, were married on September 9, 2006, in Baltimore. Many guests and members of the bridal party were Hopkins alumni. The couple currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Melissa Sydney, A&S '01, married Adam Marshak on September 3, in Boston. Many of their Hopkins friends were in attendance.

Christina F. Ayres Veal, Bus '01 (MS), writes: "I've just decided to do Mary Kay full time! The opportunity has been unbelievable. I'm so excited for the flexibility and income for my family — it's just what I was looking for!"


Brian J. Smigielski, A&S '02, a graduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle, has been informed that his physics research paper, "Generalised parton distributions of the pion in partially-quenched chiral perturbation theory," will be published in the Physical Review D Journal. The research paper was co-authored with William Detmold (University of Washington, Seattle) and approved by Jiunn-Wei Chen, Department of Physics & Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.


Azim Chowdhury, Engr '03, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (JD) and the Robert H. Smith School of Business (MBA) in May 2006. He was sworn into the Maryland Bar on December 12, 2006. While in law school, he was awarded the Venture Capital Fellowship and had an article published in the National Venture Capital Association's Spring 2006 edition of Venture Capital Review. He is currently clerking for the Honorable Timothy E. Meredith on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Denice Cora-Bramble, Bus '03 (MBA), associate professor of pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and executive director of the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children's National Medical Center, has been selected by the Association of American Medical Colleges as a Robert G. Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence.

Kurt Erler, Engr '03, is an applications trainer for BrainLAB Inc., a medical company specializing in radiosurgery and image guided surgery. This year he was honored as Engineer of the Year within the company. He is engaged to Tiffany Knaul, and they will marry in June.

Archita V. Patel, A&S '03, is an MBA /MHSA candidate at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Emily G. Shaw, Med '03 (MA), owns and operates Illustrating Medicine, In her role as medical simulation specialist for Laerdal Medical Corporation, she also travels throughout the U.S. educating doctors, nurses, and paramedics. She writes: "Newly married, Jim and I are excited to have moved back to Baltimore." On a volunteer basis, she is an EMT for the Howard County Fire Department, a site manager for Elkhorn Community Garden, and she helps captain the Baltimore Bulldogs ice hockey team.

Melissa A. Vitale, Med '03, is a first-year pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital.


Brad Fuller, A&S '04, and Jennifer Horwat, Eng '05, were married on November 11, 2006. Among the many Hopkins alumni in the wedding party were Leah Miller, A&S '05; Kristina Kniley, A&S '05; Grace Currie, A&S '05; Jared Klein, A&S '04; Dave Sparks, Engr '04; and David Masdon, Engr '05. Brad is currently a second-year medical student at Ohio State University. Jennifer works as an ICU specialist for Integra NeuroSciences. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. Chad M. Schneider, Engr '04 (MSE), is working as a mechanical design engineer doing product development and engineering consulting, mostly for medical device companies.

David Snipes, Ed '04 (MS), writes: "I graduated with my MS in May 2004. Please visit my family Web page for more updates:"

Levan Tsutskiridze, SAIS '04, writes: "I have recently been elected as a rector of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, which is the top graduate school in the Republic of Georgia, with MA programs in public administration and international affairs, journalism, and media management and the law."


Scott M. Chester, Peab '05 (MS), has joined RTKL Associates Inc., an international architecture, engineering, and design firm, as a designer for the firm's audio-visual design group, which provides audio-visual design, development, and engineering services to facilities around the world.

Athar M. Malik, Engr '05, is an MD/PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School. Gerald Joseph Meyer, SAIS '05, is working in the Western Himalayas and also pursuing his writing.

Allen Tackett, A&S '05 (MA), writes: "After JHU, I started a small chain of coffee shops in Oregon. We've experienced tremendous success and have been featured in the New York Times and Entrepreneur magazine. Two months ago, we began roasting our own coffee and franchised our business concept. Please take a moment to review to learn more about our company."

John G. M. Ullman, A&S '05; Rebekah A. Heckmann, A&S '05; Russell P. Hayden II, Eng '05, '07 (MSE); and Matthew J. Emmett, A&S '06, '06 (MS), are co-founders of an Internet- based company named Inc., which promotes environmental awareness and education. The organization was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in December.


Julie Ann Creech, Nurs '06, who is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, announces her engagement to U.S. Army Captain Michael Lind on Thanksgiving. CPT Lind deployed to Iraq in March to join a Military Transition Team.

David R. Finan, Bus '06 (MBA), is a director of real estate and risk management.

Caroline S. Kim, A&S '06, is teaching English in an elementary school in addition to Business English in various offices in Madrid. She is applying to law school.

Daniel Schainholz, SPH '06, is a Hopkins Sommer Scholar and a member of the Delta Omega Alpha Honor Society.


Monica Vasey, Peab '05, is a vocal general teacher and the director of the strings department at Bollman Bridge Elementary School. She is currently working toward her master in education at Peabody.

In Memoriam

1937: Joshua Perman, A&S '37, died on May 19, 2006.

1947: Ellen Spinner Harter, Nurs '47, died on January 6. She was married to Dr. Tom Harter.

1955: Harold A. Engelke, A&S '55, died on January 4, 2007, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. He specialized in the practice of internal medicine and was board- certified in emergency medicine. He was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Engelke operated a private practice in Gales Ferry and retired from Lawrence & Memorial as director of Emergency and Outpatient Services and is widely credited with revolutionizing emergency health care within the region. He also worked part time in the Employee Health Service departments of Pfizer in Groton and Dow Chemical in Gales Ferry.

1958: Josef Silberstein, SPH '58, of Israel, has died.

1959: Richard "Dick" V. Evans, Engr '59 (PhD) died on January 28 from cancer. He taught at University of Michigan, UCLA, Case Western Reserve, and retired from the University of Illinois in Business Administration after 30 years. He was first in his class at OCS, and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the army, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was also an accomplished woodworker, who made beautiful furniture for his family.

1967: Betty Wallace Cornelius, A&S '67 (MAT), died on November 30, 2006.

1970: Gertrude Collier, Ed '70 (MEd), a former city schools English teacher and director of a state reading program, died on December 31 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She taught in the Baltimore public school system for 23 years. She became head of Lombard Middle School's English department and was a specialist in the system's English department. Since 1990, she had worked as a language arts specialist and chief of language development for the state education department.

1975: Loretta Joan (Kadehjian) Stephens, SPH '75, died in April 2006.

1982: Richard P. Evans, Engr '82, died on November 5, 2006.

1991: Michael Patrick Patterson, A&S '91 (MA), died on December 18, 2006.

Heritage Awards
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Robert W. Carr, SPH '85, is recognized internationally throughout the corporate pharmaceutical industry for his leadership in the field of occupational health. Within the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, he is credited with spearheading innovations for the Society of Alumni, the Dean's Alumni Advisory Council, and the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, as well as the university's efforts regionally.

Allan S. Huston Jr., Engr '66, currently a partner with Tri-J Capital Partners, has had a distinguished career, highlighted by serving as the president and CEO of Pizza Hut Worldwide. He has served as a member of the Whiting School of Engineering's National Advisory Council as well as the university's Alumni Council, and has financially supported the renovations in both Krieger and Maryland halls. In 1994 he received the Blumenthal Award for Contributions in Management and Technology. In 2006, he established the Huston Family Scholarship at the Whiting School in memory of his parents.

Elizabeth Schaaf, Peab '77, the first and only archivist for Peabody Institute, has devoted her life to preserving the history of music in Maryland. Today, the archives at Peabody not only include 150 years of records — administrative, academic, and musical — but also archival papers of the Baltimore Opera Company, the Baltimore Symphony, the Lyric Theatre, and the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre. An alumna of Peabody, she has secured Peabody's history for generations to come.


Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Anne Buckingham Young, Med '73, PhD '74, is chief of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is the first woman chief of service in the hospital's 180- year history. A renowned researcher in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Young was a key member of the team that initially mapped the location of the gene for Huntington's disease. Her primary specialty is movement disorders and diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's, and Tourette's syndrome. Dr. Young is widely regarded as the nation's top neurologist.

Memorial Fund Established for Nancy Forgione '74, PhD '93

Popular history of art professor Nancy Forgione, 54, who died suddenly last December after being hospitalized with a meningococcal infection, will be honored through a memorial fund designed to benefit undergraduate history of art students at the Krieger School. Twice a graduate of the Krieger School herself — she earned her undergraduate degree in humanistic studies in 1974 and a PhD in the history of art in 1993 — Forgione also taught in the graduate MLA program. The fund will be named in honor of Forgione and, at the request of Forgione's husband, Michael Hill, A&S '72, of the late Phoebe Stanton. It will endow an annual prize for undergraduate achievement in History of Art. With the support of the dean of Arts and Sciences, the Stanton-Forgione Fund will also subsidize undergraduate class trips to museums and exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic area. Contributions to the fund can be made through Professor Stephen J. Campbell, Department of the History of Art,

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