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Norman Lowe, A&S '49, is retired as of 2005, after practicing pathology and laboratory science.


Richard Rose, A&S '53, who is director of the Center for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Aberdeen, UK, has published his 39th book, Understanding Post-Communist Transformation: A Bottom Up Approach (Routledge). He also has received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the study of elections from the International Comparative Study of Electoral Systems group.


Gerald Bartell, Bus '59, has been a Rotary Club member for 34 years and club president since 1986. David Fishman, A&S '59, is still practicing law in Baltimore and teaching as an adjunct professor at University of Maryland Law School. He is the president of the Baltimore Bibliophiles and Harvard Law School Association of Maryland.


Athan John Speropoulos, A&S '64, writes: "After having studied pre-medicine at Homewood, I stumbled into religion and was then compelled to the composition of an e-book-a history of the ideas of the conflict of Church and World."

Michael C. Burstein, A&S '64, president of TIPE Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts, has been elected to the 2009 executive committee and board of directors at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has served the society in other capacities, including participation in the SME Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee and the Leadership/Boot Camp Series Committee.


Will Bernardin, A&S '67, retired president of Perpetual Insurance Services Inc., and his son, Otto, completed the Ayres Island Kayak Expedition on the coast of Maryland on Christmas Day 2008. They were awarded, by their sponsors (Adult Security Systems Inc. and Betty's Beautiful Buns Bistro), the Silver Paddle for "conduct unbecoming a couch potato."

Fred Finn, A&S '67, who has been elected a Washington State representative, is serving on six committees and holds the position of assistant House majority whip. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three children and one grandchild. A U.S. Army veteran, Finn is a former president of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters board of directors, and he serves as a member of the Mason General Hospital Foundation board of directors.

William Reznikoff, A&S '67 (PhD), has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.


Byron L. Warnken, A&S '68, a law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law for 32 years, has been selected the "Top Winner" among the 24 winners of the Leadership in Law Award for 2008, which is sponsored by The Daily Record, Maryland's daily legal and business newspaper.


Jay Abbot, A&S '69, and his wife, Carol, have been married for 25 years. He's worked in environmental affairs and resource economics for his entire career, mainly with energy projects. They lost their son at 5 years old due to birth defects. Their daughter is now a top student at University of California-Berkeley.

Dennis Estis, A&S '69, has two children. His son, Jonathon, is attending Drew University, and his daughter, Sara, attends the New England School of Law.

Richard Frary, A&S '69, is starting his eighth year on the board of trustees at Johns Hopkins, where he's had the opportunity to be a vice chair and be on the presidential search committee. He writes: "It has been a fascinating experience, as well as a great honor, to work with so many members of the Hopkins community."

William Frazier, A&S '69, is professor of biochemistry, cell biology, and biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently founded and serves as president of Vasculox Inc, a biotech startup developing novel therapies for cardiovascular diseases, tissue ischemia, and organ transplantation.

Gerard Loeb, A&S '69, and his wife, Frances, are making frequent trips to Asia.


Frederick F. Butler, SAIS '73, of New Jersey has been elected to lead the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the association representing state utility regulators across the country. As president, he will provide general oversight of the association, which represents the state public service commissioners that regulate essential utilities, and he will also be responsible for designating members to the NARUC's board of directors and other association appointments as necessary. Malcolm Winkler, A&S '73, '79 (PhD), has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.


Charles Dubin, Bus '74, does consulting work with federal agencies in Washington D.C. He works part time in the Baltimore school system.

Paul Gilman, A&S '74, '75 (MA),'79 (PhD), is currently the senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for Covanta Energy. He is responsible for Covanta's safety, health, and environmental compliance programs, and for sustainability initiatives to further reduce Covanta's environmental impact while increasing the use of its technologies.

Wayne Hunt, Ed '74 (MA), clinical director of mental health for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was board certified in counseling psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2008. He was also inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology.

Martine Jaworski, Med '74, writes: "Looking forward to seeing classmates at the upcoming 35th in June. I am still enjoying my practice focusing on developmental pediatrics, in addition to seeing college students with ADHD and learning disabilities, as they are an underserviced population. I am married to my high school debating partner, Oliver. My youngest son, Michael, has completed an MSc in neuroscience, and my elder son, Chris, is now at Cambridge. My step-daughter, Robin, is completing her nursing degree, after finishing a master's in English. I think we're all done paying university tuition fees now."

Charles Kuning, Engr '74, has spent 33 years with the same employer-his office now comes with a window. He writes: "The best part is working with first-year engineers on R&D demonstration projects that prove concepts five to 10 years before production." He also ran the Annapolis 10 Mile Run for the 25th consecutive year last August.

Kevin McKee, A&S '74, thinks it's time to write a screenplay or novel, as Dick Macksey admonished him 20 years earlier. He writes: "Time to burn any talent [I have] left."

Cynthia Young, A&S '74, has been holding a law practice in Maryland for 29 years, with a concentration on appeals cases. For 26 years, she's been competitively trail-riding horses.


Marilyn Lammert, SPH '75 (ScD), is the co-editor with Ellen Lee and Mary Ann Hess of Once They Hear My Name, Korean Adoptees and Their Journeys Toward Identity (Tamarisk Books), a book of nine stories of identity development of Korean adoptees growing up in white families. Her Web site includes more about the book and her psychotherapy and healing practice.


Michele Long Eder, A&S '76, a practicing attorney on the Oregon coast for almost 30 years, was reappointed by then President George W. Bush to the United States Arctic Research Commission, for a second four-year term.


Chris Alexio, Engr '79, is working for Concurrent Technologies Corp. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as a principal logistics analyst for a Navy software development program. As a result he's been splitting his time between Baltimore and Harrisburg, but is still a Ravens fan.

Dinah Fox, Engr '79, owns a consulting company that identifies growth and innovation opportunities working with many Fortune 100 consumer goods companies.

Stacey Hinderliter, A&S '79, is a pediatric faculty member and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Virginia. She loves teaching residents and getting back into academics after time spent in public health. Her daughter is applying to college for fall 2009.

Donald Keusch, A&S '79, has been a private practice anesthesiologist since 1990. Phyllis Mahon, A&S '79, has been a stay-at-home mom for the past eight years and is actively involved in PTA and volunteer work. She is getting ready to go back to school for certification as a school nurse.

Robert Masci, A&S '79, became the managing partner of a six-physician consulting group.

William Rever, A&S '79, has recently joined the strategy team overseeing the wind and solar business units of BP.

Laurie Weber, A&S '79, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a full-time private practice in Manhattan. She is also the proud parent of two wonderful daughters adopted from China when they were babies.

Mark Wolkow, Engr '79, is looking forward to having both of his daughters graduate from college before the '09 reunion and the celebration of 25 great years with his wife, Patricia.


Sheila Forman, A&S '82 (PhD), is pleased to inform her classmates that she is now featured regularly on the cable television show World Health News Today. "Dr. Sheila" is the on-air psychology expert and part of the show's medical advisory board.


Steven M. Holland, Med '83, HS '86, Med '86 (PGF), Med '89 (PGF), has been awarded the 2009 Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology. This award recognizes a distinguished scientist in clinical or diagnostic immunology for outstanding contributions.

Emmett Cunningham, A&S '83, Med '86, '91 (PGF), SPH '91, has been named a partner of Clarus Ventures, LLC, a life sciences venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Francisco. He joined Clarus in 2006 and represents the firm as a director on the board of SARcode and as a board observer at FerroKin, Pearl, Taligen, and Zogenix.

He is also a member of the scientific advisory boards of ESBATech and CoMentis. In addition, Cunningham is an internationally recognized specialist in eye diseases with more than 200 publications.


Sherrie Borden, SPH '84, is vice president of medical and patient education at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Linda Bucklin, A&S '84, SAIS '85, has worked for the past 20 years for the Department of Defense as both a contractor and civil servant in the Missile Defense Agency. She is now with the program executive officer for integrated warfare and systems.

Cindy Greenspan, A&S '84, writes: "I finally took the Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam and proudly sent my firstborn off to college." David Grossman, A&S '84, has been happily married for 20 years with three great kids. He's still good friends with his JHU crew. Charles Kupfer, A&S '84, enjoys living close enough to attend JHU lacrosse games.

Kevin McKeown, A&S '84, has three teenage children and spends long hours at work. He writes: "Thank goodness I married the right woman." Karen Riggs, A&S '84, retired from the U.S. Army in November 2005. She has worked as a defense contractor for two years and became a DOD civilian this past summer. She works on national leadership command and control issues.

Jose Rivera, A&S '84, has been a practicing cardiologist in Plano, Texas, since 1994.


Todd Gillman, A&S '87 has been named Washington bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He writes: "I've been with the paper for almost two decades, the last six in Washington. I cover the White House, national politics, Congress, and anything related to Texas-not the usual career for a New Jersey kid. I live in Bethesda, Maryland, with four Dallas natives: my wife, Lesli Marcus Gillman, who teaches high school special education, and our three kids, Rebecca, Nate, and Abigail."

Kathy O'Donnell Volk, Ed '87 (Cert), has been named academic achievement officer for the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS).

She will provide leadership for the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and support of curriculum and instruction for the BCPSS.


Andrew Cheng, A&S '88, has been promoted to senior vice president, development operations at Gilead Sciences. With this promotion, he joins Gilead's executive committee. Gilead is a Foster City, California-based biopharmaceutical firm.

Jay Shepherd, A&S '88, has been named co-chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.

Joseph DiOrio, A&S '88, who has more than 10 years of staffing experience, has been named managing director of Instant Technology's new Washington, D.C., office.

1989 Allison Unger Brody, A&S '89, and her husband, Andrew, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second son, Jordan Chasin Brody, born December 23, 2008, in Boston.

Bennett Degen, A&S '89, is now the director at Natrix's capital market. He's also a funds analyst on the structural funds debt.

Denise Dodson, A&S '89, has been running a small on-location photography business for the past four years, specializing in infants, children, and pets. After a decade of raising children, she's returning to law.

Lisa Rosenberg, A&S '89, has recently been named managing director of Porter Novelli New York, where she is now responsible for the operational and business leadership of the HQ office.

Ted Rosenweig, A&S '89, plays bass in the Anchorage band Lost Train. He's starting a brew pub in Birdwood, Alaska.

David Soergel, A&S '89, recently left big pharmacy to join a biotech start-up. They are in the process of relocating from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.

Don Stancavish, A&S '89, spent 15 years in journalism in New York and New Jersey. He recently moved to North Carolina and loves it. He published his first novel, The Pass, in 2004, and his second, Frog Grave, in 2008.

Susan Stolovy, A&S '89, has been an astronomer working on the Spitzer Space Telescope since 2000. Proud parent of Julia and Michelle, she would love to connect with JHU folks in California and elsewhere.


Stephanie Toland-Mayo, Engr '90, Bus '05 (Cert), writes: "Today, I graduated from the Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware! I received my MBA with a concentration in information systems and technology management, and I am looking to synergize my educational experience and over 15 years of internal and external corporate experience to aid small and medium businesses in process improvement and expense reduction through technology management and utilization. My own start-up firm, Athena Business Services, will be based in Delaware."


Peter O. Kwiterovich III, A&S '91, has been named the head of Gilman's middle school. He spent the last seven years at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, where he held a variety of teaching and administrative positions. For the last five years, he directed Breakthrough at Norfolk Academy, a year-round program for at-risk middle-school children who want to go to college.


Marc J. Kligman, A&S '92, is an MLBPA certified player agent and an attorney. He writes: "I built TCSM from the ground up in 1998 without help from anyone. I now have 72 clients including Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry, major leaguer LHP Brian Burres of the Orioles, and catcher Carlos Ruiz of the world champion Phillies."


Lauren Arnold, SAIS Bol '94 (MA), has been named the Gill Foundation's chief financial officer. The Gill Foundation, located in Denver, is one of the nation's largest funders focusing primarily on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights.

Eric Bleich, Engr '94, is a patent attorney at Greenberg Trauig's New Jersey office. He frequently applies his BME training and related research from his JHU days. He lives in Jersey City with his wife, Joni, and 6-year-old daughter, Harleigh. He has great times with JHU alumni and would like to hear from other 1990s graduates at

Benjamin Lee, Med '94, HS '00, Med '00 (PGF), professor of urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, has been selected as the 2008 winner of the Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship known as the "Arthur" Award for his expertise in state-of-the-art techniques for minimally invasive urological surgery, particularly laparoscopy, as well as for his commitment and service to advancing the discipline of endourology.


Francisco Gutierrez, A&S '95 (MS), has been named senior vice president for medicine and health sciences at Laureate Education. Gutierrez will be responsible for strategic leadership of Laureate International Universities' medical and health sciences programs, including 15 medical schools, 14 dental schools, 16 nursing schools, 21 physical therapy schools, and more than 20 health sciences programs located in 30 cities around the world.

Delee Har, A&S '95, will be starting his fellowship next year in pediatric intensive care at Harbor-UCLA/CHOC.

Matthew Luciano, A&S '95, married Amanda Oliveira in Brazil. They reside in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has launched his own exchange NYAIX.

Howard and Hanna (Phair) Turner, both Engr '95, celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Mary Grace, on December 17, 2008. Howard is the contracting solutions manager for Trane's Virginia district. Hanna is an operations analyst manager at Capital One. Mary Grace contributes to a green lifestyle by carefully shredding the newspapers and magazines her parents read, including Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Victoria Grantham, A&S '96, married Jay Bangash on October 11, 2008. Several Johns Hopkins alumni were in attendance, including Krista (Risley) Weaver, Sara Farber, Amanda Lonsdale, and Laura (Katz) Vantine, all A&S '96, and Sue Srinivasan, A&S '95.

Blythe McCarthy, Engr '96 (PhD), recently was appointed the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Scientist in the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. McCarthy, who has worked as a scientist at the galleries since 1998, is responsible for administering the conservation science section of the department, which conducts research on works of art primarily in the Freer and Sackler collections.


Desiree Sumilan, A&S '97, has been named by the 2009 edition of Chambers Asia as an "up-and-coming lawyer" with a rising profile. The publication ranks leading law firms and lawyers across Asia. Desiree was admitted to the New York bar and is a senior lawyer in the Hong Kong office of Allen & Overy.

Melinda Sherwood, A&S '97 (MA), has joined Oxford Communications, of Lambertville, New Jersey, as a media relations specialist. She will focus on Oxford's clients, including Kathy Davis Studios and Prime Retail Sherwood. She is a journalist-turned-communications strategist, with expertise in the design, travel/ tourism and real estate industries.


Daniel Heller-Roazen, A&S '98 (MA), '00 (PhD), professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, has been awarded the Modern Language Association of America's 16th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his book The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation (Zone Books). His articles have appeared in collections and journals such as Critical Inquiry, MLN, and October. He is currently finishing a book project tentatively titled "The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations" and completing the Norton Critical Edition of The Arabian Nights.

Yamini Menon-Bakshi, A&S '98, writes: "I married Ashesh Bakshi on June 22, 2008, in Stamford, Connecticut. Carrina Cappadona, A&S '99, and Yamuna Menon, A&S '05, were in attendance. Ashesh and I now live in Seattle, Washington. Ashesh is pursuing a PhD in mathematics at the University of Washington, and I am an attorney. If you are in the Seattle area, please let us know. We would love to catch up with you."

Sharon Myers, Nurs '98 (MS), is director of quality management for National Guard Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has written a book on hospital accreditation published by HCpro and is assisting the Central Board Accreditation for Health CareInstitutions, which is Saudi Arabia's national hospital accreditation program, in the development of a survey process. She lectures on aspects of hospital accreditation, patient safety, and nursing systems.

Aaron Pannone and Laurie Archbald-Pannone, both A&S '98, would like to announce the birth of their second child, Teresa Lauren Pannone, on August 20, 2008. Their son, John Archbald Pannone, was born on June 17, 2006. Aaron is currently the assistant director of the master of public health program at the University of Virginia (UVA). Laurie has also joined the faculty at UVA. She is an assistant professor in internal medicine and has received NIH funding to perform clinical research on infections in hospital and long-term care settings.


Arvind Bakhru, A&S '99, has been married to Julie Mallinger, A&S '01, since 2003. Their first daughter, Katie, was joined by little sister Allison in November 2008. Arvi was accepted into a fellowship program for gynecologic oncology at University of Michigan, and they will be moving to Ann Arbor in June.

Sare Keane, Engr '99, married Keith Baumgarten, A&S '95, Med '99, in 2003. Her boy, Champ, was born in March 2006, and baby girl, Eileen, in March 2008. She writes: "Keith and I have both enjoyed being back on the JHU campus and seeing great new additions and improvements."

Nancy Kim, A&S '99, has been avidly studying to become a periodontal and implant surgeon. She attended University of Maryland Dental School and specialized in periodontics at New York University. She currently lives in New York City and practices in Long Island.

Jolene Muscat, A&S '99, recently started an MFM fellowship after completing residency in OB/GYN. She celebrated the birth of her first child, Dominick, this January.

Kate Szajkowski, A&S '99, just celebrated her one-year anniversary with husband Jeff. They love living in Colorado with their labradoodle puppy, Rocky. They're currently planning a trip to India, and can't wait.


Tara Turon, A&S '01, writes: "I had a baby girl, Madison Marie Fauteux, on October 13, 2008, in Nashville. She weighed eight pounds, three ounces."

Lambert Chen, Peab '01, a viola player from Montreal, Quebec, who is studying with eminent viola masters in Europe and the United States, received an award from the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation. The foundation's awards program aims to support young Canadians who are pursuing or about to embark on a professional career in classical music performance.


David C. Roxin, Bus '02 (MBA), president of Competitive Edge-ucation Inc. and RoxSolid Software Inc., has been awarded senior certification as an IT architect. He is now recognized within the public sector as a leader in data architecture.


Alison "Casey" Weinberg, A&S '03, and Keith Florance, Engr '03, are engaged. Keith proposed to Casey over Labor Day weekend while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Keith is completing an MBA at the University of Virginia, and Casey is a domestic attorney in Rockville, Maryland. A May 2010 wedding is planned.


Kristi Derrick, A&S '04, is a medical student at University of Nebraska Medical Center, class of 2010.

Nina Goldman, A&S '04, was promoted to director of advertising and sponsorship at ACEC in Washington, D.C.

Eric Hsiad, A&S '04, proposed to Jamie Stratton, A&S '04, in Central Park in August 2007. They met and began dating freshman year at JHU, where they both lived on 6W of Wolman Hall. Their wedding is scheduled for October 2009 in Long Island, New York. Jamie is now a third-year medical student at New York Medical College, while Eric works in asset management with Alliance Bernstein. The couple lives together in Brooklyn.

David Stout, A&S '04, is currently working on a dual degree at Widener University, a PsyD in clinical psychology, and an MED in human sexuality.


Kalu Ogbureke, Bus '05, assistant professor of oral biology in the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, has been appointed to the editorial board of Oral Diseases, the journal of the European Association of Oral Medicine.


Richard Pardoe, Bus '07 (MS), is now assistant vice president with M & T Realty Capital Corporation in Baltimore.


Bianca Frogner, SPH '08 (PhD), started an Illinois Public Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in January 2009.

Chandrashekar Tamirisa, A&S '08 (MA), writes: "I have founded a public policy and strategy consulting firm called Transformations LLC in D.C."


1929: Jack C. Northam, Engr '29, an engineer who retired in 1971, died January 10 at the age of 101.

1934: Evelyn Shipley Thomas, Nurs '34 (Cert), 95, formerly of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, Pennsylvania, died January 29.

1934: Avraham Biran, A&S '34 (MA), '35 (PhD), who studied under Johns Hopkins Professor William Foxwell Albright, passed away recently at the age of 98.

1938: Nancy Gordon Dameron, Nurs '38 (Cert), of North Carolina, died on January 20, at the age of 94.

1941: Joshua Shelton Bowen Jr., Engr '41, '48 (MCE), '52 (PhD), a research engineer, died January 5.

1941: James Norman Dent, A&S '41 (PhD), who specialized in developmental physiology and comparative endocrinology, died at the age of 92.

1942: Charles Alvin Diver, Engr '42, '47 (MS), a civil engineer and World War II veteran, died of a stroke on January 24.

1942: Mildred Richards St. Pierre, Nurs '42, a nursing professor from Concord, New Hampshire, died January 14 at Concord Hospital after a brief illness.

1944: Robert C. Mellors, Med '44, of Armonk, New York, died on August 25, 2007.

1946: John "Jack" Wroten, Engr '46, died in March 2007, at the age of 82, in Baltimore.

1947: David C. Sabiston Jr., Med '47, HS '48, HS '53, chairman emeritus of the Department of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, died on January 26.

1948: George C. Buchanan, Med '48, a physician with a medical practice in Washington for many years, died on December 21, 2008, from a stroke.

1949: Nancy Shearer Northam, Nurs '49, of Onancock, Virginia, who had been a nurse, died at her residence on February 3.

1950: Elver T. Pearson, A&S '50, of Sonoma, California, who had a long career in the insurance industry, died of Parkinson's disease on November 29, 2008.

1950: John Charles Schmidt, A&S '50, '74 (MLS), a television, newspaper, and magazine editor, died of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital, in Baltimore.

1951: Owen A. Brooks, A&S '51, who lived in Richmond, Indiana, died on January 14.

1951: Paul Charles Gregg, Med '51, SPH '67 (MPH), of Pensacola, Florida, died on January 6.

1952: Johns Hans Menkes, Med '52, who made a career of studying inherited metabolic diseases, died on November 22, 2008.

1954: Martin Palmer, Med '54, who practiced medicine, and also taught English at the University of Alaska, died on January 3. 1956: Kenneth Merrill Young, A&S '56, who played football for Johns Hopkins and was a member of Beta Theta Pi, has died.

1961: Sister M. Rosaleen (Margaret Mildred Dunleavy), Med '61 (PGF), SPH '62, who was a teacher for more than 27 years in schools in Indiana and Illinois, has died.

1962: Murray A. Katz, A&S '62, Med '66, HS '68, a professor of medicine and physiology, died on November 17, 2008.

1963: Norman Halvor Kiess, A&S '63 (PhD), who was a physicist and investor, died of cancer January 5 in Falls Church, Virginia.

1963: Nicholas A. Rey, SAIS Bol '63, a former U.S. ambassador to Poland, has died at the age of 70.

1966: Wendell Carter Worley, Engr '66, a veteran of the Korean conflict who lived in Florida, died January 9.

1967: Philip M. Parthemore, A&S '67, a former JHU lacrosse and football player, died at his home in New Zealand on November 11, 2008.

1969: Ben E. Laden, A&S '69 (PhD), who became a chief economist with T. Rowe Price, died January 20 at his home in Washington.

1971: Dennis D. Fitzgerald, Engr '71 (MS), '72 (MS), '76 (MS), '80 (MS), 65, an official with the Central Intelligence Agency, died after a heart attack December 31, 2008, at his home in Reston, Virginia.


Heritage Award
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Raquel M. Silverberg, Engr '92, a former senior class gift chair, became the first engineer and first female to hold the chairmanship of the Young Alumni Fund (YAF). Under her leadership, the YAF raised funds, increased participation in giving and involvement, and designated grants to be used for student amenities. She has been an active member of the Society of Engineering Alumni (SEA) Council for eight years, serving on the executive committee and most recently as the SEA's chair.

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Recognizing personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Juan "Jack" M. Sabater, Eng '60, '62 (MS), retired in 1993 after 32 years at IBM. In 1994, Sabater became a consultant on corporate philanthropy, initially focusing his activities on programs in Africa. In 1999, he became a consultant to the Goldman Sachs Foundation and was involved in its efforts to identify and nurture high-potential, underrepresented youth from low-income families. As a result, Sabater worked with Johns Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and helped guide the design and launch of the Next Generation Venture Fund, CTY's premier outreach and scholarship program.

Morris Tanenbaum, A&S '49, graduated with a degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins before earning a PhD in physical chemistry from Princeton University. He then took a position with Bell Laboratories, where, in 1954, he pioneered the "Silicon Age" by developing the world's first silicon transistor and, in 1955, inventing the diffused base silicon transistor, the first to enter large-scale manufacture. In 1960 he led the group that invented the first high-field superconducting magnets, a central part of MRI imaging for research and medicine. He then entered the ranks of AT&T technical management, serving as executive vice president of Bell Laboratories, and as chief engineer of Western Electric and of AT&T. In 1978, he moved into general management, serving as president of New Jersey Bell, and as president and CEO of AT&T Communications; he retired in 1991 as vice chairman and CFO of AT&T. A member of the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees and vice chairman from 1991 to 1996, he remains an active member as trustee emeritus. Through his devotion to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, he and his wife, Charlotte, established the Morris and Charlotte Tanenbaum Scholarship Fund in 1995 to support deserving undergraduates interested in the physical and life sciences.

George Dale Zuidema, Med '53, formerly Warfield M. Firor Professor of Surgery and director of the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, once chaired the Study on Surgical Services of the United States and led major research efforts in various areas ranging from portal hypertension to gastrointestinal physiology. In 1984, Zuidema was named vice provost for medical affairs and professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has published more than 25 books and over 200 scientific articles. Among his books are such standards as The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Human Functional Anatomy, Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and The Management of Trauma.

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