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Ruth G. Lacy, Nurs '46, of Flagstaff, Arizona, was a nurse practitioner at the University of Arizona, and is now living at the Peaks, an assisted-living facility.


Walter A. Lyon, Engr '47, '48 (MS), of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, still works with the Pennsylvania Capitol Region Water Board and was instrumental in bringing the JHU Engineering Innovations Program to Harrisburg.


Richard A. Sindler, A&S '48, Med '56 (HS), of Towson, Maryland, writes: "I continue to operate my antique shop, and I do part-time whole body CT scanning in Rockville. My wife, Vicki, continues to work successfully as a realtor for Long & Foster."


Patricia Pruner Baumann, Nurs '51, of Easton, Maryland, writes: "My husband, Bob, and I have been married for 55 years, and in addition to our seven children, we have 16 grandchildren, ages 24 to 1-year-old twins. We are enjoying them all."


Robert Gatter, A&S '53, specializes in pain management in his rheumatology practice. He is also a certified life coach for "professionals in transition."


John Simon, A&S '54, owner of John Simon Instrument Co., in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, received the 2007 Atkins Award, presented by the Executive Board of New Jersey Science Teachers Association to recognize "outstanding cooperation with and service to the Science Teachers of the State of New Jersey."


Ken Phifer, SPH '59 (ScD), has retired from the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Library System, where he worked in the telephone reference unit since 1984. Prior to that he worked as a U.S. public health service officer at NIH from 1959 to 1981.

Norman Schwartz, A&S '59, '62 (PhD), retired in 2006 after a 42-year career in R&D and chemical/patent information with Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Pharmaceutical. He writes: "I have been blessed with Leah (wife for 48 years), three sons (two of whom live in Israel), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild."

Patricia H. Thompson, Nurs '59, has moved to Meriden, Connecticut, where she lives near her 7-year-old granddaughter. She has 18-month-old twin granddaughters who live in Homer, Alaska.


Thomas K. Simpson, A&S '60 (MA), '68 (PhD), returned to the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, in August 2007 to lead a seminar with the faculty there. He helped found the school 40 years ago.


Edward S. Cohn, A&S '62, writes: "I have one son, Russ; one daughter, Amy; one stepson, John; and six grandsons."

Stephen Greenspan, A&S '62, an emeritus professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, was awarded the Dybwad International Humanitarian Award by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Washington, D.C., in May 2007. He can be contacted at

Steven L. Jaffe, A&S '62, has been named professor emeritus of child and adolescent psychiatry at Emory University.


Thomas Ahern, A&S '63, has owned an independent bookshop for 12 years, after decades in the computer business. He wrote a screenplay and has taken up competitive fencing again after 30 years.

Charles H. Carlin, A&S '63 (MA), '66 (PhD), is enjoying retirement.

Lowell H. Hall, A&S '63 (PhD), recently celebrated his 70th birthday with a party given by family and friends at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has served as professor of chemistry at Eastern Nazarene College for 40 years, now teaching half-time and continuing his research program in molecular structure representation.


Robert E. Koehler, A&S '64, was appointed professor emeritus of radiology at the University of Alabama in November 2007. He has been at UAB since 1982 and is recognized internationally for contributions to the field of radiology and investigation of esophageal disease.

William J. Logan, Med '64 (HS), '70 (HS),'72 (PGF), has been appointed chief editor of a new child neurology educational Web site, Robert C. Thompson, Med '64, '72 (PGF), closed his office in Arkansas and has moved to Meriden, Connecticut.


Neil Grobman, A&S '68, published a novel, Lost in Redskirt Forest, in 2002. Grant T. Hammond, SAIS '68, '75 (PhD), writes: "As of October 31, I have been living in Rome, Italy, as the dean of the NATO Defense College, where I will serve for three years."

William D.L. Hunt, A&S '68, writes: "I now have four grandchildren-two boys and two girls. I am still practicing medicine in Lancaster, and I long to boat all over the Chesapeake."

Greg McClure, A&S '68, writes: "I have joined the Hopkins Club and am frequently on campus, when not practicing medicine."

Richard Moore, A&S '68, retired for the second time in May 2006. He is teaching part time for Shenandoah University and doing part-time work, consulting, and an occasional locum gig. He writes: "I enjoy bowling, playing golf, tending to the place, traveling, and working on honey-dos."

James Werner, A&S '68, is semi-retired. He is working three days a week and playing golf five days a week.


Stephen C. Dolbey, Engr '69, '72 (MS), writes: "After 40 years in Aerospace, I'm still keeping on. I'm GM of ATA Aerospace specializing in satellite and high altitude balloon integration and testing. Barbara and I live in Taos, New Mexico, where she is an artist working in her studio in watercolor and oil."

Walter Warnick, Engr '69, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, directs scientific and technical information operations for the U.S. Department of Energy. He conceived a virtual integration of the best science information resources from governments around the world. See


Myra Sklarew, A&S '70 (MA), announces the publication of the paperback edition of The Witness Trees (October 2007), which tells through poetry, eyewitness accounts, and historical narrative the tangled web of Lithuanian Jewish history; and the recording of her poetry and an interview at the Library of Congress, also in October 2007.


David Lance Clark, A&S '71, is the United Nations resident coordinator in Belgrade, Serbia, responsible for the 15 U.N. agencies in Serbia. Part of this work is contingency planning and conflict mitigation actions linked to Kosovo, but it also involves helping Serbia in its larger transition from the conflicts of the 1990s, and the Milosevic era, to joining the European Union.

Raymond Yannuzzi, A&S '71 (MA), has been invested as the fourth president of Camden County College in Camden, New Jersey, in the institution's first full, formal presidential inauguration.


Frances V. Donelan, Bus '72, is a professor of peace studies at Goucher College. She has a half-time appointment.

David B. Schott, SAIS '72, is on the board of the Baltimore Interfaith Hospitality Network. He has taken his eighth visit to Nicaragua as part of the relationship between Ascension Lutheran Towson and Faith and Hope Lutheran Managua, which are celebrating the 15th year of their relationship.


Bruce Berlanstein, A&S '73, '01 (MS), lives in Towson, Maryland, and is a radiologist at Hopkins Hospital.

Richard Bland, A&S '73, lives in Washington, D.C., and is a content specialist with Lexis-Nexis.

Tom Chapel, A&S '73, has joined the internal staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he does program evaluation and strategic planning. He writes: "My wife and I live in Atlanta in an experimental community called 'cohousing,' where we own much of the property in common with 12 other families. We've been there 10 years, and it's been a nice alternative to suburban housing developments."

Mark Leifer, A&S '73, Med '77, writes: "Mary Ann and I are thoroughly enjoying our 18-month-old twin grandchildren. Our medical practice, Gastro-Intestinal Associates, added our sixth physician and is building a new office and endoscopy center."

Leo M. Manglaviti, A&S '73 (PhD), has returned to the faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, Massachusetts, where he is professor of Scripture and director of the pre-theology program.

Warren Rosman, A&S '73, lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a partner with Weston Hurd LLP.

Jack Sidorov, A&S '73, lives in Rockville, Maryland, and is an attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mike Stolarik, Engr '73, lives in Vienna, Virginia, and is the president of Analex Corp.

Stephen R. Strelec, A&S '73, writes: "Not rich, not famous, still working."


Debra A. Neill-Mareci, Med '74 (MA), writes: "I have two grown children, the same great husband, and I am freelancing still."

William W. Ward, A&S '74, writes: "At 65, I am still a struggling biochemistry professor with no money to spare. But, if you are interested, I am producing a string of satires, the first on G.W. Bush, online at"


Natalie H. Rees, Ed '75 (MEd), is an attorney specializing in family and juvenile law, including adoption, surrogacy, and egg donation.

Sandra Silberman, A&S '75, SPH '76, Med '81 (PhD), '81 (PGF), was appointed chief medical officer for Tapestry Pharmaceuticals in February 2007.

Howard Zaharoff, A&S '75 (MA), '79 (PhD), has been a practicing lawyer for 27 years. He writes: "I recently published my first book, Stump Your Lawyer! (Chronicle Books), a humorous quiz book, probably an unusual accomplishment for a Doctor of Philosophy."


Harold I. Barr, A&S '76, writes: "Since 2004, I have owned and operated Best4less Printer Cartridges, a recycling venture based in Allen, Texas."

Lane F. Miller, SAIS '76, is currently principal partner at International Strategic Alliances at Transnational Development Consortium in Seattle.


Anne Higgins, A&S '77 (MLA), teaches at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Her second book of poetry, Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, was published by Plain View Press in 2007.


Lisa Cibik, A&S '78, who trained in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve, writes: "I built an ambulatory surgery center for ophthalmology this year."

Jeffrey Cohen, A&S '78, writes: "I have spent my years since Hopkins having daughters and then being their chauffeur. In my spare time, I am the managing partner for a 40-surgeon multi-specialty group. I continue to teach at UConn and recently made it to professor level."

Csaba Hanyi, Engr '78, '85 (MA), writes: "I retired for the third time in November 2006-first from Westinghouse in January 1991, then from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in September 1996, and finally from Kod-Flex in November 2006. I am presently at Shepherd Clinic as a volunteer in DB programming."

Barry Kosofsky, A&S '78, '78 (MA), Med '82, '85 (PhD), writes: "After spending 19 years in Boston with my wife, Debbie, and our three children (David, 17; Jeffrey, 15; Pamela, 11), we retired to our 'roots' in New York, living in Westchester and commuting to NYC daily (me working as an academic clinical scientist, Deb as a TV producer)."

Norman S. Miller, HS '78, is practicing medicine and law, with specialties in addiction medicine, expert testimony, and medical malpractice.

Helen Tangires, A&S '78, is in her 20th year as the administrator of the National Gallery of Art's research and study center. She is an active architectural historian, specializing in the history of buildings and spaces devoted to food marketing. Her next book, on the architectural history of public markets around the world, is due out this spring, co-published by W.W. Norton and the Library of Congress.


Reid Aaron, SPH '79 (MHS), is the chief operating officer for the Doheny Eye Institute Medical Group at the University of Southern California Medical Center.

Michael A. Canova, Engr '79, of Mechanicsburg, Maryland, writes: "Having retired as a senior engineer with Constellation Energy after 36 years, I have begun a second career with the U.S. NRC as a project manager."


Richard C. Reilly, Engr '80, is a graduate BES in mechanical engineering and is employed as a mechanical engineer with the U.S. government at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.


Cathie Borrie, SPH '81 (MPH), has written a memoir that was short-listed two years in a row for Canada's CBC Literary Awards. It is based on her seven-year experience caring for her mother, who had Alzheimer's. Borrie is adapting her memoir for the stage.


Neal (Nisan) Blaxberg, A&S '82, and his wife, Meira, continue to raise their seven boys (ages 2-18). He writes: "As I enter my 23rd year as a chiropractor, I have also recently embarked upon a career in real estate investing. My goal is to retire in 10 years from chiropractic and pursue my dream of rabbinic ordination. My wife is currently operating three businesses. As in the past, we invite any and all old friends and acquaintances to join us for a Shabbos meal here in Baltimore. We can be reached at"

Helen Lee Cleveland, Ed '82, retired in 1993 after 35 years in D.C. public schools as a curriculum specialist.


Alan Brown, A&S '83, received the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Peggy Fogelman, A&S '83, director of education and interpretation for the Peabody Essex Museum, was honored with an "Art to Life Curatorial Award" by Art and Living magazine at the annual LA Art Show in January. She received the "Contemporary Exhibition-Multimedia" category award for her work on the recent exhibition Zoopsia, which featured new works by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Hawkinson, at the J. Paul Getty Museum.


Doug Evans, SPH '84 (PhD), vice president of RTI International's Public Health and Environment Division, has been appointed to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020. He will serve a two-year term as a member of the committee that advises the secretary and HHS on health promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the health of Americans.

Diane McFadden Flynn, SPH '84, of Dupont, Washington, is chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma. John Elliott Humphries, Med '84, '85 (PGF), '87 (HS), joined Biolex Inc. as vice president of drug development after seven years as director of global clinical strategy at Bayer Pharmaceuticals.


William Larry Petcovic, Engr '85 (MS), invites alumni to explore his new Web site,, which includes a free social communications profiler. He writes: "The profiler can be used by any communications professional with knowledge and experience in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, neurolinguistic programming, emotional intelligence, social networking, and social intelligence."


Melvin H. Geiger, SAIS '86 (MA), is celebrating his 10th year of retirement from the Defense Intelligence Agency. He joined DIA after 29 years in the U.S. Army and is noted for writing portions of and editing the definitive study of Iraqi Armed Forces. Now living in Boynton Beach, Florida, he substitute teaches at local elementary schools and plays bridge.

Michael A. Milauskas, A&S '86, of Burbank, California, is involved in running his own Web and graphic design company, Jet Set Art and Design, LLC.


Trevor Cornwell, A&S '87, writes: "My wife, Sarah, and I live on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., with our young daughter."

Cavan M. Redmond, Bus '87 (MS), has been promoted to president of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare. He is responsible for the division's global operations.


Sarah Ashel-Donem, A&S '88, writes: "I left my position as director at Vanguard Services to become a stay-at-home mom when my son was born. I now have two children and am very happy being at home with them."

Caren K. Euster, SPH '88, of Baldwin, Maryland, writes: "I am now a full-time faculty member in the [Johns Hopkins School of Medicine] Department of Emergency Medicine and part-time regional medical director of Battelle Eastern Science and Technology."

Edward N. Sague, Bus '88 (MS), recently received the prestigious Senior Dental Clinician Award from the United States Public Health Service in recognition of outstanding achievements in clinical dentistry.


Hall Gardner, SAIS '89 (MA, PhD), who was a professor at SAIS-Nanjing from 1988 to 1989, and at SAIS-Washington from 1989 to 1990, has just published Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension and Options for American Strategy (Palgrave, 2007).

Marc A. Goldstein, A&S '89, announced the birth of his second son, Gideon Gryphon Goldstein, on August 6, 2007.

Grace Kung, BA '89, Med '93, married Albie Salsich in an ocean-view ceremony in Pacific Palisades, California, on October 6, 2007. She is a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and he is a location scout for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. In attendance were John Sieckhaus, A&S '89;

Anil Hari, A&S '89, Med '93; Karen Kling, Med '93; Art Yoon, A&S '91; and Andrew Kung, A&S '00.

Stephanie J. Montgomery, Bus '89 (MAS), has retired from Lockheed Martin and is "enjoying life."

John B. O'Dowd, Engr '89 (MS), has joined STV as vice president of the construction management group. He will be the project executive of both the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial projects in Manhattan.


Elyse M. Komitzsky, Ed '90, of Wappingers Falls, New York, has been named reading instructional support teacher at West Point Elementary.

Beth L. Whittaker, Bus '90 (MS), who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a critical care nurse, a nurse educator, and part of a hospital-based rapid response team.


Bernard D. Gold, SAIS '92, writes: "I have had strong experience in business development, sales, and real estate since graduating from SAIS. I am happy to speak with other alums who have questions."

Timothy A. Livengood, A&S '92 (PhD), writes: "I'm married, with two daughters. We have four cats, one dog, one fish, one turtle, and one snake. We have three guitars, one violin, one saxophone, one clarinet, one mandolin, one piano, and one keyboard. But only one of us is presently much good. We have a house, two cars, and a small boat that has sat in the driveway for the past six or seven years and has never seen water during my ownership. And I'm moving slowly up the ladder of poorly paid professional storytelling!"

Kathleen L. Snyder, Ed '92 (MS), writes: "I am employed as a special educator at primary level for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. I will complete Administrator I certification in the spring of '08 and hope to be assigned to an assistant principal position by fall."


Jami Attenberg, A&S '93, has just published the novel The Kept Man (Riverhead Books, 2007). Her work recently appeared in three anthologies: Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone; 2033: The Future of Misbehavior; and Sex for America: Politically Inspired Erotica. Her first book, Instant Love, was published in 2006. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael L. Rodrigue II, A&S '93, writes: "I got married on October 16, 2004, in Vida, Oregon. Charlie Beamon, A&S '93, and Jay Lester, A&S '93, came to the wedding! My wife is now attending chiropractic school, and we welcomed our son, Calvin, via water birth in early 2006."

Michael Sha, A&S '93, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians, which recognizes achievements in the field of internal medicine by a member of the American College of Physicians.

Eddie Tuvin, Bus '93 (MS), '00 (MBA), has been appointed vice president of Maryland Commercial Lender's Association. His full-time job is as vice president of Community West Bank in Santa Barbara, California.


Carla Du Pree, A&S '94, has been appointed executive director of Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). An excerpt of her novel Sweet in the Mouth but Bitter in the Belly was recently published in the JHU Callaloo's 30th anniversary issue.

S. Allessandra Mayer, A&S '94, has launched a baby and toddler clothing and accessories line, Ambajam,

Karen DiYanni Peterson, Peab '94, married Ned King Peterson on June 2, 2007, in New York City.

Royce Poinsett, A&S '94, and wife Hawley announce the birth of twin girls Josephine Marjorie and Grace Selkirk, on July 21, 2007.


Adam Bergman, A&S '95, was promoted to senior vice president at Jefferies in 2007. He writes: "I took a two-month sabbatical and traveled around the world with my wife, Julia; I finished the year by moving out to San Francisco to lead Jefferies' West Coast CleanTech investment banking effort."

B. Adrienne Corkran-Plantinga, Bus '95 (MS), has been working as an assistant division controller for Covalence Specialty Coatings in Homer, Louisiana, since November 2004. She has two children, Nathan and Walter, and she has been married to her husband, Willem, for more than nine years.

Henry Chiu, A&S '95, SPH '98, will finish his gastroenterology fellowship in June, after which he'll become an attending at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

David F. Kwee, A&S '95, announces the birth of his daughter, Natalie Elyse Kwee, on December 23, 2006. He writes: "She is already walking and chasing mommy, Kathleen Kwee, and me, and our dog and two cats, around the house." He is an associate attorney for Congdon, Flaherty, O'Callaghan, LLC, in Uniondale (Long Island), New York.

Adam Lippe, A&S '95, and his wife, Wendy, announce the birth of their third daughter, Avery Rhys. Adam, who resides in Sparks, Maryland, is chief of the White Collar Crime Unit for Baltimore County. He is also an adjunct law professor at two law schools and teaches forensic studies courses.

Sanjay Mehta, A&S '95, married Preeti Bansal in December 2007. Sanjay practices infectious disease medicine, and Preeti is a pediatric ophthalmologist. The Hindi ceremony was held in La Jolla, California. In attendance were Nam Bui, A&S '95;

Vince Franze, A&S '95; Tibor Kereshi, Engr '95; Shawn Lin, Engr '95; Tom Musser, A&S '95; Juri (Pyun) Schauermann, Engr '95; and Marie Kaung Engr '96.


Karen (Kwiterovich) Perritt, A&S '96, '97 (MA), had a son, James Alexander Perritt Jr., on July 1, 2007.

Gene Peters, Engr '96, was promoted to chief of the repository performance assessment branch of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. He will lead regulatory agency efforts to evaluate the performance of geologic and engineered barriers in isolating spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at the potential national repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.


Sarah Gasda, Engr '97, has com-pleted a PhD in civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University. The subject of her dissertation was the environmental impact of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by injecting carbon dioxide deep underground. Before beginning her studies at Prince-ton, she served four years in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.

Tana L. Olson, SAIS '97, who lives in Union City, New Jersey, married Jason Alexander Korosec in Lincoln City, Oregon, in March 2007.


Samuel Krasow Goldstein, A&S '98, joined the Philadelphia office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP as an associate in the investment management/mutual funds practice group. Goldstein focuses his practice on counseling investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance, and trans--actional issues.

Natasha (Lazo) Jones, A&S '98, announced the birth of her first daughter, Molly Lauren Jones, on May 24, 2007.

Sameer Kapasi, A&S '98, married in June 2007.

John R. Metzger, A&S '98, and wife Judy welcomed son Ethan Xavier into the world on December 28, 2007. He writes: "Baby Ethan weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Mother and baby came home a few days later, and the family is ecstatic to begin the new year with such a blessing."

Gerarda Marie Walsh, A&S '98, married Lt. Bryan Culipher at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C., last spring. She is an adjunct professor of law at American Law School, and he is an officer in the U.S. Air Force.


Holly Thesieres Monteith, A&S '99, married Ian C. Monteith on December 7, 2007, in Philadelphia.

Tracey Hearn-Odachowski, Nurs '99, has just accepted a position as the critical care staff development educator at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. She is currently residing in Newport News, Virginia, with her husband, Chris, A&S '97, and their children, Gabe, 7, and Emily, 3.


Raphael Isaac, A&S '00, received his master of public policy degree from Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy last May. He recently began a position as senior business planning analyst with New Jersey Transit.

Elizabeth D. Kestler, Bus '00 (MBA), of Libertyville, Illinois, is business development manager for Lake Forest Corporate Education, a division of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Antionette St. Clair, Bus '00, is CEO of Saints Management Incorporation with her husband, John.

Adrienne B. Williams, A&S '00, graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ) in May 2006, and she is currently an emergency medicine resident at UMDNJ School of Medicine/Kennedy Hospital.


Shannon Aronin Eppright, A&S '01, announces that she and her husband, Ed, had their first child on September 19, 2007. Eamon Patrick was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 19 inches at birth. She writes, "I am getting back to work now and am enjoying working from home and juggling mother--hood and running my grant writing consulting business, ARO Consulting."

Michael Kenny, A&S '01 (MA), writes: "In addition to my career in manufacturing, I have recently founded a record label, Tall Corn Productions, featuring Kilroy, a rock band from Oshgosh, Wisconsin."

Ronald E. Lamb, Engr '01 (MS), was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Environmental Professionals ( He is a project manager at e2M in Fairfax, Virginia.


Giovanna Dell'Orto, Bol '02 (MA), has had two books published: Hated Ideas and the American Civil War Press (Marquette Books, 2007), co-authored with Hazel Dicken-Garcia, and The Hidden Power of the American Dream: Why Europe's Shaken Confidence in the United States Threatens the Future of U.S. Influence (Praeger Security International, 2007).

Rhonda M. Glover, Bus '02 (MBA), supervisory special agent assigned to the Newark Division of the FBI in New Jersey, received the FBI Director's Award for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). The award was presented on September 25, 2007, at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Angela Boyd, A&S '03, married Alejandro Flores, A&S '01, on September 2, 2007. Members of the wedding party included Cheryl Adackapara, A&S '03; Jonathan Groce, A&S '03; and Louisa Kimball, A&S '03. Other alums in attendance included David

Katz and Nikki Traylor-Knowles, both A&S '03; Alexis Gutierrez, A&S '03, SAIS '04; Douglas Orellana, Engr '06; and Janet Carmona, A&S '06. Alejandro has just completed medical school at the University of Maryland, and Angela is deputy director of public policy at Enterprise Community Partners.

Jennifer Jackson, Peab '03 (MA), completed field work in Campeche, Mexico, researching the economic implications of Campeche's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site-a paper is in the works and will eventually be submitted for publication. She also spent two months in Nicaragua in summer 2007 working on a radio documentary on tourism.

Martin Mayerchak, SAIS '03, writes: "I have been toiling away in Baghdad for the past 11 months, working to support the government of Iraq's reconstruction initiatives. I look forward to returning to D.C., the Kaizen Company, and Boutros Boutros (the SAIS Board)."


Michelle E. Charron, Nurs '05, who began the Hopkins MSN/MPH program this summer, writes: "I am also working full time, so I have been quite busy, and I am loving it!"

Samuel Perry, A&S '05, writes: I have moved around since graduation quite a bit but have found myself back in the Baltimore area."

Alexandra C. Sowa, A&S '05, writes: "After completing an MA in applied theatre at the University of London, I began medical school at NYU. I am already in my second year, and I cannot believe how time flies!"


Michelle Deschenes, Bus '07 (MS), has joined Levick Strategic Communications in Washington, D.C., as the firm's marketing director. She managed the marketing department for the last five years, increasing brand awareness by creating and implementing highly creative and effective marketing campaigns.

Christopher C. Johns, Engr '07, is a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice. He writes: "I think that engineers and other hard-science majors would be interested in working for us."

Adam Sidel, Bus '07 (MA), writes: "The recruiting firm I founded during my first year of MBA studies just turned five. The synergy that developed while I was studying and growing a business was terrific. But sharp business skills are not the only thing I took away from my years as a JHU graduate student. I trained with the university's competitive cycling club; riding with an organized team helped me understand the value of discipline across all of my pursuits. I'm now a novice triathlete, and my Washington, D.C.-based firm, Brainstorm Creative Resources, sponsors the cycling club."

In Memoriam

1945: Mary Allen Engle, Med '45, HS '47, PGF '48, a leading pediatric cardiologist who began an international philanthropic exchange that brought nearly 100 children to Manhattan for heart treatments in the 1970s, died on January 27 at her home in Easton, Maryland. She was 86.

1953: Richard FitzHugh, A&S '53 (PhD), a retired biophysicist at the National Institutes of Health, died on November 21, 2007, of pneumonia at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.

1954: Donald E. Andrews, Engr '54, passed away at his home in Cambridge, Maryland, on November 22, 2007, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was a retired partner in Andrews, Miller & Associates, an engineering and surveying firm he co-founded with Harold Miller in 1974. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, three children, and eight grandchildren.

1956: William J. Young, A&S '56 (PhD), died on July 29, 2006, in Burlington, Vermont, after a brief illness. He was a Navy medic during World War II, after graduating from Phillips Academy. He taught at Hopkins and then went to the University of Vermont as anatomy chair, later also serving as a vice provost. He wrote Cytogenetics with Carl Swanson and Tim Merz and prepared for numerous professional articles and scientific films. He was a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges for many years and in retirement was a board member of the area United Way, SCORE, HomeShare Vermont, Health Education Council, and the VNA, among other volunteer activities.

1958: Ronald J. Baumgarten, A&S '58 (MA), '62 (PhD), died of cancer on January 28 at the age of 72. He discovered an important chemical reaction, the so-called Baumgarten Reaction, which is still used widely in the field of nitrogen chemistry.

1973: Patrice Lynne Sturm, Nurs '73, died suddenly in Anchorage, Alaska, on November 28, 2007.


Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizing distinguished public service

Richard A. Howell, Engr '55, '60 (MS), is retired from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he served as chief engineer of missile systems and as a program director at Orlando Aerospace. A proud member of the Alumni Council, he has remained involved in Hopkins alumni events in Maryland and Florida for more than 50 years. In 2004, to show his support of undergraduate education, he established the Richard and Joan Howell Scholarship at the Whiting School of Engineering.


Distinguished Alumni Awards
Recognizing personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Michael D. Griffin, A&S '71, Engr '83, was nominated by President George W. Bush, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as the 11th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in April 2005. Griffin previously served as Space Department head at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and in lead positions at In-Q-Tel Inc. and Orbital Sciences Corporation. He has taught at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington University, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given to a non-governmental employee.
Robert Hildreth, SAIS '75, is president, CEO, and founder of International Bank Services (IBS), a private firm that brokers loans to Latin American, European, and African borrowers. IBS invests in and trades loans, bonds, and other debt instruments in international markets. At SAIS, Mr. Hildreth serves on the Advisory Council and, in 2005, established the Riordan Roett Professorship in Latin American Studies in honor of his former professor. Most recently, he funded a new technology leader position at SAIS to help coalesce the school's technological opportunities with its educational achievement.

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, A&S '69 (MA), is a novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. Her works of fiction include The Dark Path to the River and No Marble Angels. She has also published fiction, poetry, and essays in anthologies and literary magazines, and her work has garnered reviews in major publications, including The New York Times Book Review. She has taught writing at the University of California, New York University, City University of New York, and Occidental College. Ms. Leedom-Ackerman, who graduated cum laude from Principia College, holds master's degrees from Brown University and Johns Hopkins.


Heritage Award
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Robert "Bob" E. Hall, Engr '55, graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and pursued an MBA from the Harvard School of Business. He entered the investment industry and spent 18 years helping to build the investment firm T. Rowe Price and Associates. Now a senior officer of Brown Capital Management in Baltimore, Mr. Hall continues a distinguished investment management career based on sound research principles. As a Krieger School advisory board member and Peabody Conservatory trustee emeritus, Hall continues to give generously of his time and resources.

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