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Donald Downing Sr., A&S '39, teaches remedial reading three days a week to third graders and serves on Sarasota County's (Florida) Stormwater Utility Advisory Board. He is the past president of the homeowners' association where he lives and writes: "I play golf three days a week and try to beat my daughter at the game!"


David E. Traub, A&S '42, writes: "I'm still working at the business I started 50 years ago and enjoying it very much. Since my son, Sidney, A&S '80, became boss 15 years ago, I've taken more time for extensive foreign travel, tournament bridge, golf, and tennis. We have over 800 master points and enjoy playing against many of the bridge greats. My photograph of the Sideling Hill cut was chosen recently by the American Museum of Natural History to be part of their new exhibit on North American geology. After 31 years combined active and Reserve service, I was retired a lieutenant-colonel. Daughter, Barbara, A&S '81, is a noted photographer in San Francisco, whose works are in museums and publications."


Nathan A. Strauss, A&S '48, is a major in the medical command of the Maryland Defense Force.


George H. McNeely III, A&S '51, writes: "On February 25, there was a reunion in Bonita Springs, Florida, of three former freshman roommates from entry B of the JHU dormitory- -attending were William Clinger, John Gimble, and myself. There was a teleconference with our fourth roommate, Darwin Blaine, who was in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Perry Crowder, also from entry B, joined us in Florida. All are hanging in there and still filled with good memories of our days at JHU."


Louis M. Sherwood, A&S '57, is senior vice president for medical and scientific affairs in the U.S. Human Health Division of Merck & Co. He also serves as adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In 1922, students at the Hopkins Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia pose for posterity. (Courtesy of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives) 1961

Alan E. Freeland, A&S '61, was elected President of the American Association for Hand Surgery. He is professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation and director of hand surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

James F. Waesche, A&S '61, has been elected president of The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland. He is a past president of the state's Society of the Sons of the Revolution.


Robert V. Edwards, A&S '62, writes: "I am still active in ham radio. The present call is W8KIC. I have learned to sail since leaving Baltimore and have been racing for about 30 years."

Hunter Farnham, A&S '62, a retired USG civil servant, currently serves as a consultant on African and other development/humanitarian issues and is the boys' JV lacrosse coach at Phillips Exeter Academy and a coach/referee in the New Hampshire seacoast area. He plays the tuba in local musical organizations and is helping his wife with her research and photographs for her book on Eleanor of Aquitane, which has involved much European and Middle Eastern travel, including retracing the route of the Second Crusade from Paris to Jerusalem and back.

Melvin A. Goodman, A&S '62 (PhD), published two books last year: The Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion (Praeger) and The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze (Brassey's). He is professor of international security at the National War College and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.

Brian "Buzz" Rizen, A&S '62, writes: "I retired from my private medical practice in August and founded and dedicated the Don Levine Memorial Clinic, which offers free medical care to the indigent stable workers at the Philadelphia Park Racetrack, where I am also a jock-doc for the jockeys. My son is an ophthalmology resident at Hopkins. I write poetry in my spare time and recently dedicated a poem to [Hopkins alums} Glen Wall and Matt O'Mahony, killed in the World Trade Center attack."

Matthew Watson, A&S '62, writes: "Three years ago, I made major life changes. I moved from the practice of law to the other side of the bench and was appointed an administrative judge of the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board. I now hear contract claims against the District of Columbia. My wife and I, having become empty-nesters, sold the large house where we had lived for 32 years and bought a downtown condominium from which we can both walk to work."


Alan "Lanny" Berman, A&S '65, has co-authored the Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology (Guilford Press, 2000). A review in the American Journal of Psychiatry begins, "This book? Grab it!" and concludes with, "It is a marvelous work, a tour de force on suicide, and a text or reference to be cherished."


Richard L. Haver, A&S '67, is serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence at the Pentagon.

Anthony Palumbo, Engr '67, writes: "I retired from AT&T in 1997. I've been doing some marketing consulting and contract work in the technology sector since then, but seem to spend more time watching our youngest son swim for Yale and relaxing at our house at the Jersey Shore."


William D.L. Hunt, A&S '68, writes: "What an incredible year! My son, Noah, became a third-generation Hopkins graduate in May 2001. My brother, Al, was the commencement speaker, and my grandson, Colson (via Noah) was born on my wife's and my 27th wedding anniversary--will he become a fourth-generation Hoppie? Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that we spent four wonderful years coming to weekly reunions, watching Noah play on the lacrosse team."


Alfred W. Barry III, A&S '70, writes: "In 2001, I received a Fulbright fellowship to study urban and regional planning in Germany. I continue to operate a land use planning firm in Baltimore and am in my second year as Board President of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association."

Lawrence B. Coleman, A&S '70, was appointed Vice Provost for Research at University of California. He remains professor of physics at the Davis campus.

Jessica P. Einhorn, SAIS '70 (MA), a former managing director of the World Bank, has been appointed dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


Leo M. Manglaviti, A&S '73 (PhD), is author of "Sticking to the Jesuits: A Revisit to the Belvedere House." The illustrated essay, published in the Fall 1999-Winter 2000 issue of The James Joyce Quarterly, is a biographical/literary study of Joyce's school years at Dublin's Belvedere College, his Jesuit high school, where he graduated in 1898. The article also discusses Joyce's Catholicism.


James M. Kramon, SBSPE '76 (MLA), writes: "My second book, You Don't Need a Lawyer, is coming out in April. The book provides information about how anyone can use the techniques of lawyers to write letters that get favorable responses. I explain in this book how ordinary people can effectively deal with sellers, service people, HMOs, public agencies, banks, insurance companies and may others."


David A. Scotti, A&S '77, has joined the firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. An experienced construction lawyer, he will serve as counsel resident in the Pittsburgh office, expanding the office's litigation presence and the firm's construction practice.


Michael Deak, A&S '79, has been elected president of the board of directors of HomeSharing, a non-profit agency advocating affordable housing alternatives in central New Jersey. He is also executive editor of NJN Publishing, a chain of 11 weekly newspapers, and an adjunct lecturer in the department of humanities at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey.


Stephen Stec, A&S '80, married Izabella Barathy in Szentendre, Hungary on December 15.

In 1982, the men of Gildersleeve (the dorm hall named for Basil Gildersleeve) donned briefs and ties -- and little else. 1982

Sheila H. Forman, A&S '82, is pleased to announce the publication of her second book, Do You Use Food to Cope? A Comprehensive 15-Week Program for Overcoming Emotional Overeating. Her first book, Self-fullness: the Art of Loving and Caring for Your Self is enjoying much success. Both can be found on She is eager to hear from her classmates and can be reached at

Ralph Jensen, Med '82, (PhD), currently a professor of biomedical sciences at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, will be moving to Boston, where he has accepted a position as associate director of the Center for Innovative Visual Rehabilitation.

Edmund A. Pribitkin, A&S '82, is currently associate professor and vice chairman of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he has a busy academic practice in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He and his wife, Yvette, keep busy with their two children--Yvette-Teresa and Edik.


Donald C. Liu, A&S '84, became chief of pediatric surgery at University of Chicago's Children's Hospital in July 2001. He and his wife, Dana Suskind, who already have a daughter, Genevieve, recently welcomed a son, Charles Asher, to their family.

W. Wade Whitlock, SPH '84 (MPH), has received the designation of certified industrial hygienist from the American Board of Hygiene. He also has been appointed to head the Hazard Control Division of A. & L. Shatto, Inc., a Maryland Chemical Engineering firm. He is teaching and demonstrating traditional woodworking at the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland.


Laura Guimond, SAIS '85 (MA), is director of external relations for the relief and development organization Mercy Corps, based in Portland, Oregon. She recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


David Lainoff, A&S '87, an internist in NY, writes: "I continue to work in a hospital based clinic, both seeing patients and supervising medical residents. My wife, Madeleine, is in private internal medicine practice. We've been keeping quite busy lately since Andy was born this July, joining his big sister, Emily, who is now 3."

Jackie (Meister) Lessing, Engr '87, writes: "After working for McKinsey as a management consultant, I decided to take some time off for family. I am currently staying at home with our two children, Ryan, 6, and Adam, 4.

Frank W. Lima, A&S '87, staff physician at Immedicenter, lives with his wife, Ginny, in Summit, New Jersey. They have three daughters and recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. He writes: "The family enjoys traveling and looks forward to their annual vacation to Disney World. We spend most of our free time at our summer home on the Jersey shore."

Susan B. Rafferty, A&S '87, is associate general counsel specializing in labor and employment attorney at the University of Minnesota. She writes: "My husband, Kevin, my 7-year-old daughter, Brooks, and I have a new addition to our family--our son, Reed, was born on July 18."

Since graduating from Hopkins, Kerrie (Holton) Tainter, Engr '87, has traveled the world, earned a PhD in biophysics, gotten married, and had three sons. "Recently," she writes, "we have returned to my home state of Louisiana, where I now work at a medical research facility, and we are loving it (the warm weather, that is)."

Marva (Jeffery) Walting, A&S '87, who attended the University of Hawaii School of Public Health after graduating from Hopkins, writes: "Where does the time go? After getting my MPH, I worked in NYC, then moved to Upstate NY, got a job with the State Health Dept. and got married. My hubby, Paul, completed med school and we moved out here to Washington State." The couple will move to Kentucky soon and expects the birth of their second child.

Chris Wasson, A&S '87, has returned to Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe as a partner. Wasson, along with his team, represents some of the most recognized brands in the tire and energy industries.


Vandana Kumra, A&S '88, writes: "We are excited to announce that my husband, Navneet, and I had a baby boy, Viraj, just in time for the New Year. We brought him home to our Tribeca, Manhattan apartment, where he is now calling all the shots in our home. Meanwhile, my private practice in otolaryngology is busy and quite fulfilling. I am planning to go back to work after another month of maternity leave, and I expect even more sleep deprivation then."

John Leso, A&S '88, was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the Johns Hopkins ROTC program. He was granted an educational delay to complete his doctorate in counseling psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his doctoral training with a residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, specializing in bilingual (Spanish) psychotherapy and assessment. He has recently been promoted to the rank of major and is assigned to the Department of Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he is chief of the clinical psychology service.

Scott David Lippe, A&S '88, writes: "I have finally completed all my seven years of post-graduate training after four years of medical school, and I am now in private gastroenterology practice in Bergen County, New Jersey. More importantly, my wife and I have four sons--ages 8, 6, 5, and 1. This all keeps me quite busy."


Ty Hyderally, A&S '89, chairs the employment litigation department of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, located in Teaneck, New Jersey, and New York City. "I live in Cedar Grove, New Jersey with my wife, Meryl, and three-year-old daughter, Sophia."

Razib Khaund, A&S '89, is currently at Brown University in a sports medicine practice.

Allison J. Unger, A&S '89, of New York, who earned her law degree from Fordham University in 1994, has joined the publishing company Elsevier Science Inc., as corporate counsel.


Carolyn Levinson, A&S '90, married Ed Miller on July 14 at their 200-year-old house in Woodbridge, Connecticut. In attendance were Andrea (Maynard) Fasullo, A&S '90; Suzanne McLaughlin, A&S '90; Catherine (Witt) Quirk, Engr '90; Ani Ketabgian, A&S '90; Erin Caroll, A&S '90; Mary Glendinning, A&S '92; and Mark Rodeffer, Engr '90. Ms. Levinson completed her MPH at Yale University in 1999, and she is a research associate for the department of psychiatry there. Her husband is a mechanical engineer at Pitney Bowes.

Amy Walker, A&S '90, writes: "I am living in Conshohocken, Pa., where my husband of five years, David Eckert, is a Methodist minister. Last fall we welcomed a baby son, Noel, who is a delight to us, and I am enjoying being at home with him."


Andrew Kanter, A&S '91, writes: "My wife Karen and I have been in the UK for the last two and half years and have settled in a small village just south of Cambridge. For the last 18 months, I have been serving as chief operating officer and general counsel for Autonomy Corporation, a software company traded on London and NASDAQ."


Douglass Drew Barre, A&S '92, announces that the first issue of his comic, Defiance, comes out in February 2002 from Image Publishing.

Mike Byrne, A&S '92, an executive vice president at InSure Vision Technologies, announces the birth of his daughter, Erin Colton Byrne.

Forrest Closson, A&S '92, is an instructor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His wife, Malika Closson '93, is a psychiatrist at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Joanna Crowe, A&S '92, is a graduate student at Hopkins. She writes: "There was a mini-reunion last spring when Sue Kim, A&S '93, married Eric Whitmore in New Orleans. Hopkins alumni in attendance included bridesmaid Sarah Greenberg Kovensky, A&S '92, and Phil Curran, A&S '97. It was a wonderful wedding."

Chryssanthe (Ganiaris) Detroyer, A&S '92, writes: "I attended law school at Hastings in San Francisco before returning to my native New York. I married Mike Detroyer, A&S '95, in 1996 and spent a few years doing the lawyer thing. In 1998 I made a career change and now work as an investment adviser and financial planner for individuals and small businesses and enjoy it tremendously. Mike and I and our dog, Woody, (who also attended Hopkins) continue to live in New York where there is an extensive Hopkins contingent that we get together with pretty often."

Sarah Kovensky, A&S '92, writes: "Other than keeping busy with two small children, I am enjoying working on the expansion of the South Georgia Coalition for Reach Out and Read, a literacy program I have been working with for three years now. I am primarily responsible for two sites in the Savannah area and oversee the coordination of the 12 sites in medical facilities throughout the region."

Daniel Krauss, A&S '92, assistant professor of psychology and legal studies at Claremont McKenna College, will serve as a Supreme Court Fellow during the 2002-2003 academic year. Dr. Krauss will work with the United States Sentencing Commission, an independent agency that establishes sentencing guidelines. "I got married June 16, 2001, to Katrina Keil. Many Hopkins alums were in attendance, all A&S '92: Maria Hernandez, Amol Bapat, Josh Berger, Sean Thomas, Reagan Beck, and Ramesh Ramaswarmy. My wife and our dog are moving back to DC for a year from California."

Kisha Moore, A&S '92, writes: "I finally made it back to the land of my birth. [I've been] living in London for almost three years and thoroughly enjoying it. I cross the pond regularly for social reasons (everyone I know still lives in the U.S.), but that is limited by my crazy schedule as an accident and emergency registrar. Plans? Who knows? No husband, no kids, no dogs, no debt--no ties."

Jennifer (Pugh) O'Connor, A&S '92, writes: "I'm putting my English degree to good use (ha!) as an information technology project manager at FMC Corp., a chemical manufacturer. I'll be joining the Second Decade Society this fall. I'm happily married with two cats and no kids in Wilmington, Delaware."

Yong "Rick" Oh, A&S '92, and his wife, Jaime, moved to Frederick, Md., two years ago and started a dental laboratory. "I enjoy playing golf and raising our three beautiful girls," Rick writes.

Arpan Patel, A&S '92, writes: "After JHU, I spent several years as an investment banker in NY and San Francisco for Lehman Bros, Lazard Freres, Wasserstien Perella. I took a break to get an MBA, but quit to start a financial software company in 1999 and sold it in 2001. I took a long break to travel, and now am about to become the COO of a growing entertainment company in NY called Gen Art. Hopkins grads should check out our events ( in various cities--they are a blast!"

Mona (Das) Roy, Engr '92, a lawyer in Conn. living with her engineer husband in Mass., writes that she is, "busy enjoying" her son "who is funny and active."

Debra Steinsaltz, A&S '92, is a felony attorney with the Public Defender's Office in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Janelle (Graham) Thomas, Engr '92, writes: "Ed and I are living very happily in Reno, Nevada, with our border collie, Ralphie. We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary in October 2001, and we are expecting our first child in the middle of August this year. We are very excited about becoming parents for the first time. We enjoy skiing (downhill and cross country), mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, and taking long walks with Ralphie."

Kelly A. Van Houten, A&S '92, and her husband, Neil Dello Russo, announce the birth of their son, Edward Nicholas, on September 13, 2001.


"Claire Unearthed," a short story by Danielle Gaillard-Pichard, A&S '93, has been included in a French-language anthology of women's writing produce by Forum Femmes Mediterranee, a French association created and supported by UNESCO, a division of the United Nations. Danielle is an international marketing manager in the sporting goods sector. She lives in the south of France with her husband and two children.

Tina Love Mertz, A&S '93, Nursing '94 (MS), and Robert Mertz, A&S '94, are proud to announce the birth of their son, James Hamilton Mertz, on December 19. In July, the family plans to move to Seattle, where Bob will start his neonatology fellowship at the University of Washington.

A. Scott Mollica, A&S '93, and his wife, Jennifer, had their first child, Brianna Rose, on July 16. Scott owns a Wellness Center in Massapequa Park, New York, and is director of a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in musculoskeletal conditions. He is a board-certified chiropractor and credentialed active release therapist. He can be contacted at

Nina Shaikh-Naidu, A&S '93, writes: "I just wanted to drop you a note to let my former classmates know that I was married to Hari Naidu last May. Francis Chow, A&S '93; Trac Nghiem, A&S '93; and Piktu Mukherji, A&S '92, attended the wedding. Currently, I'm a plastic surgery fellow at New York Hospital–Cornell, and my husband is a cardiology fellow at Penn. We'd love to hear from old friends. Email us at"

Les Williams, A&S '93, writes: "I would like to report the birth of my son, Leslie J. Williams III, who was born at Johns Hopkins Hospital on February 1. Although his dad has long since accepted his name, No. 3 is getting a break and we're calling him Jack (big sister, Sophie, has opted to call him "the Jacker" instead). I am now an associate at the law firm of Rosenberg Proutt Funk & Greenberg, LLP in Baltimore, and my wife, Kelly, is the director of graduate business admissions at the JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education."


Bill U'Ren, A&S '94 (MA), recently adapted John Steinbeck's novel Tortilla Flat into a screenplay for Canum Media in Southern California, where he lived for the last 16 months, while working on the project.

Robert Wood, A&S '94, writes: "In response to September 11, I deployed with the U.S.S. John C. Stennis battle group, flying missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I had a tailhook failure recently and was forced to give the jet back to the taxpayers. I emerged from the ejection about an inch shorter, but otherwise none the worse for wear."


Maryann (Ray) Clark, Engr '95, writes: "In February 2002, we moved to Pylesville, Maryland. We have a beautiful view of the countryside and a great yard for the kids. Our son, Duncan, welcomed baby sister, Paige, in November. Email me at, and let me know how you are doing!"

James Edridge, A&S '95, writes, "I have recently left my position as a community development public interest lawyer to run for State Representative in my hometown of Acton, Massachusetts. An open seat was created through redistricting, so I thought I'd take the plunge. The campaign is going well so far, and I've been getting a lot of Hopkins alumni involved. I see Henry Pelish, A&S'95, a lot, as well as Dan Mullady, A&S '96, and Nikki Kadomiya, A&S '97. Drop me line at, or check out my website at"

Robert Torretti, A&S '95, writes: "After graduation from business school, I joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), which promptly sold itself to Credit Suisse Group and merged into Credit Suisse First Boston. I've recently signed on to rejoin my pre-business school employer, American International Group, in their international investments area."


Nancy (Lishaa) Adamopoulos, A&S '96, writes: "Christos Adamopoulos, A&S '96, and I were married on June 3, 2001 at Westminster Hall in Baltimore. The reception was held at the George Peabody Library. Our groomsmen included Ty Jones, A&S '97, Jonathon Price, Engr '97, and Jim Teisl, A&S '97, SPH '02. Our readers were Steve Lu, Engr '97, '99 (MS), and Matt Zaft, A&S '97. Also in attendance were Judy Toski, A&S '96; Amber Pakilit, A&S '97; Bruce Lepore, A&S '96; Jonathan Jarzyna, A&S '97; Erin Chlopak, A&S '00; Nick Galifianakis, A&S '97; and fellow Phi-Psi brothers: Chris Gaither, A&S '96; Paul Vozila, Engr '96; Amit Trivedi, A&S '97; Joe Annichiarico, A&S '97; Dave Rossi, Engr '98; Sai Lui, Engr '98; Randy Turkel, A&S '96; Paul Kuntz, Engr '98; David Gill, Engr '97; Eric Leonard, A&S '94; Brian Schupper, A&S '95; and Sean O'Donnell, A&S '95."

Tony Cotroneo, A&S '96, is an attorney in New York with the firm of Rosner Nocera & Ragone, LLP. He writes: "I was married on March 31, 2001, in New York. Paul Fisher, Jay Koyner, and Girish Aakalu, all class of '96, were in the wedding party. Travis Burd, A&S '96, was the best man."

Farah (Pervez) Hoyt, A&S '96, writes: "I was married on February 2 in New York City. Dawn Norris, A&S '96; MarLynn Perna, A&S '96, SAIS '97; and Allison Better, A&S '95, SPH '97 were bridesmaids. Other Hopkins alumni in attendance included Jacqueline Pham, A&S '96; Jennifer DiPace, A&S '96; Neil Goyal, A&S '95; Nora Lansen, A&S '96; Leigh (Kowalski) Grsalfi, Engr '96; Amy Rancourt, A&S '95; Elizabeth Chacko, A&S '95; Nadja Schuulz, A&S '95; Sara Mahmood, A&S '96; and Ipsita Ghoshtagore, A&S '95. I met my husband George while attending law school at American University in Washington D.C. We are both corporate lawyers in New York and are living in Manhattan."


Traci Beach, A&S '97, graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Law in May 2001 and is now an associate attorney at Littler Medelson in Los Angeles.

Michael Bibighaus, Engr '97, Med '01, is an emergency medicine resident at Hopkins. He writes, "Amy Beth Biggi and I were married in December of '97 and for the past three years we have been foster parents to a 10-year-old little girl named Evelyn."

Kim M. Bonifacino, SPSBE '97 (MA), and her husband, Jeffrey, announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Margaret Bonifacino, on September 5, 2001. She weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was 20" long.

Christopher Boone, A&S '97, who is married to Jennifer Anderson, Engr '97, reports that he is still doing film production work on the side and making plans for an independent film production company.

Perhaps the first Class of '97 alum to marry into a royal family, Marc Coumeri, Engr '97, reports "I will be marrying Princess Pekina Norodom of Cambodia in May 2002 at the Royal Palace in the capitol city of Phnom Penh. I graduated with a master's of science degree in Operations Research from MIT. I am currently working for American Express in the field of risk management and very much enjoy my job and life in NYC."

R. Elliot DeGroot, A&S '97, works at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. He writes: "I still play quite a bit of baseball each year." He will begin work on a Master's degree in the fall.

Rob Deichert Jr., A&S '97, reports: "After being best man at Geoff, A&S '97, and Melissa Gray's wedding I needed a new challenge. So I decided advertising sales in a down market would be a good challenge. Having a great time so far!"

Sarah Hedges, A&S '97, a senior associate for a consulting firm, writes, "I still keep in touch with a few Hopkins classmates, including Amy Perbeck, A&S '97."

Daniel Hoit, A&S '97, will graduate from the Yale School of Medicine in 2002 and begin residency in neurosurgery at Tufts.

Leo Kim, Engr '97, writes: "I'm a 5th-year MD/PhD student. Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel."

Kate Langbein, A&S '97, reports: "I am working at a dot-com that is--surprise!--still in business, paying salaries, and making a small profit. I started in the research department in March 1998 and transitioned to an account management position in October 2001. I bought a house with fellow alum Chris Russell-Wood, A&S '97, in December 1999."

Miles Levin, Engr '97, and his wife, Valerie, gave birth to twins on December 18. Their son is named Abraham Lander, and their daughter is Jessica Tovah. The family currently resides in Bala Cynwd, Pennsylvania. Miles is in his second year at Temple Medical School.

Josh McGrath, A&S '97, is a PhD student at the University of Deleware. "I am keeping busy," he writes, "volunteering with the local fire department, where I am a lieutenant."

Mary Ann McGuire, A&S '97, graduated from Fordham Law in 2000. She is an associate at the law firm of Hunton & Williams in NYC.

Laura E. Rauchfuss, A&S '97, trains with the U.S. National Team for rowing. She won a bronze medal at the world championships this past year in Switzerland and was named V. S. Rowing's Female Athlete of the Year for 2001.

Alexandra Spessot, A&S '97, writes, "It wasn't until I left Hopkins that I realized I wanted to be a doctor after all! I went back to school and fulfilled my premed requirements, and I'm currently in my second year at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons."

Desiree Sumilang, A&S '97, graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2001 and practices in London with the international law firm of Allen & Overy. In 1998, she earned a MSc. in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Basil White, A&S '97 (MA), performs stand-up comedy up and down the East Coast and publishes a behind-the-scenes comedy diary at He writes: "I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the faculty and staff of JHU for wasting the time they spent teaching me the finer points of medical writing, although the bit about reverse transcriptase kills in Bethesda."

Allison Lampton Yoder, A&S '97, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., was married on July 28. Several alumnae attended, including Sue Srinivasan, A&S '95; Laura Katz, A&S '96; Heather Kurtines, A&S '96; Rosanna Best, A&S '98; and Helen Costas, A&S '98. She writes: "I completed my master's in American Studies from the George Washington University, and I am doing exhibit research at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington.


Stephen Eric Kelly, Engr '98, writes: "I am living in Tampa, Florida, and working for the URS Corporation as a bridge design engineer. We are currently designing the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut-- the first extradosed cable-stay bridge in the United States."


Wolfgang Wagner, SAIS '99 (MA), recently passed the Austrian Foreign Service exam. He will start working for the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in October, after having worked for EU Commissioner Franz Fischler in Brussels for more than two years.

Shawn C. Wolsey, A&S '99 (MA), who married Barbara Bernstein on March 17, 2001, is finishing law school at the University of Baltimore.


Cameron Birge, a first lieutenant is the U.S. Army, writes, "I'm about to be stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas, after I finish off my year here in Korea."

Jessica Reese, A&S '00, is an environmental research analyst completing environmental forensic investigations at former military installations around the country.

Sean L. Rogers, A&S '00, is a student in the neuroscience department at Georgetown Medical School.

Gregg Scharfstein, Engr '00, a mechanical engineer, plays drum set in a jazz/funk band called MOFOFUNKA.


Beth A. Barnyock, A&S '01 (MA), is studying for her master's degree in English at Corcordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Michael Berecz, A&S '01, is an eBusiness/Government consultant for American Management Systems, in Fairfax, Virginia. He writes: "I finally got to work after months on delayed status. Since I work for the Department of Defense, I guess the massive increase in military spending helped some of us."

Lisa M. Caputo, Engr '01, is a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office and hopes to attend law school soon.

Jaime Lavin, A&S '01, is assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs in the New York City Office of the Mayor. She writes: "I worked on the mayoral campaign for JHU alum, Michael Bloomberg, Eng '64, and I am now a member of the administration."

Lawrence P. Lonergan, A&S '01, has received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.

In Memoriam

1934: J. Elliot Levi, A&S '34, a retired Baltimore internist whose specialty was treating patients suffering from endocrine disorders, died in January. Dr. Levi practiced medicine in Baltimore for 36 years, until his retirement in 1983. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a stepson, a stepdaughter, and 12 grandchildren.

1937: Ernest S. Cross Jr., A&S '37, Med '41, died of a massive stroke on September 7. He practiced internal medicine in Baltimore until he retired. He was an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and his brother, Hershner Cross, A&S '37.

1937: Richard S. Schlotterbeck, Engr '37, a retired chemical engineer, died August 25. Mr. Schlotterbeck was secretary for the Class of '37 and president of Tau Beta Pi. He worked for General Electric for over 41 years and pioneered the production of silicon semi-conductors. He retired to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1978, and was active in many religious, professional, and civic organizations, and enjoyed many Alumni Association trips. He is survived by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren.

1938: David Hutzler Hollander, A&S '32, Med '38, a retired pathology professor and enthusiastic bridge player, died in February. The author of numerous scientific articles, he was a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and School of Hygiene and Public Health. After his retirement from Hopkins in 1975, he taught pathology and biology for 12 years at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine.

1938: George Kahl, Jr., A&S '38, a Baltimore businessman, died on June 11. At Hopkins, he was captain of the football and lacrosse teams and became a club lacrosse player, referee, Navy coach, and volunteer archivist for the original Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He was a former president of both the Maryland Lacrosse Officials Association and the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore. He was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Mr. Kahl is survived by his wife of 60 years, a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

1940: Earl G. Gill Jr., Engr '40, president and board chairman of the family business, Gill-Simpson Inc., died in February. His Waverly, Maryland–based firm, founded by his father in 1932, employs more than 200 people and has done electrical work at a variety of businesses. He was a past president of the Maryland chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a brother, and three grandchildren.

1948: John Milton McCall Jr., A&S '48, retired president of Jno. McCall Coal Company and an avid golfer, died in February. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

1949: Henry D. Cassard Jr., Engr '49, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer, died in March. He was an electrical engineer in the systems operations department of BGE until his retirement in 1984 after 35 years. He was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers, the Ellicott City Lions Club, the Optimists Club and the Retired Men's Club of Howard County. He also was a member of Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club, and enjoyed golf.

1949: William R. Velich, A&S '49, retired assistant director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Criminal Division, died on February 9. As an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol Tax Unit in the early 1950s, he helped staunch the flow of illicit moonshine in southern Appalachia. He was promoted to assistant director of the ATF's criminal unit in 1965 and served in Washington until his retirement in 1974.

1952: Richard H. Foote, SPH '52 (PhD), an international expert on fruit flies who was lead author of a major reference work in his field, The Handbook of Fruit Flies of America North of Mexico, died on February 9. Dr. Foote retired as a research entomologist with the U.S. Agriculture Department. He also was regarded as an innovator in cataloging slides of fruit flies and helped establish the first computer database listing species and their locations. His published work included more than 160 papers, and he edited three scientific journals.

1960: Walter S. Orlinsky, A&S '60, a Baltimore politican and former City Council president, died on February 9. Mr. Orlinsky, who left politics briefly after being prosecuted and subsequently pardoned for accepting bribes, returned to government when then-Governor William Donald Schaefer appointed him to be executive director of a state tree-planting program. Mr. Orlinksy has been described as "an urban liberal who was full of ideas and energy."

1967: Anna M. Einwich, A&S '67, a retired oceanographer, died on February 28. She began taking night classes after a trip to Calvert Cliffs piqued her interest in geology and was 50 when she earned her bachelor's degree. Mrs. Einwich worked as a civil engineering technician for the U.S. Forest Service and later as a cartographer for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office and became an internationally recognized expert on aspects of the sea floor. In 1985 she retired from the Naval Ocean Research and Development Laboratory in St. Louis Bay, Mississippi.

1967: Dennis W. Lennox, A&S '67, a joint replacement surgeon,, who was chief of the Johns Hopkins Division of Arthritis Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, died in February. He was an expert in hip and knee replacements who also was known for his orthopedic inventions, including a total hip prosthesis. He published more than 40 scientific artless and was assistant editor of the Journal of Arthroplasty. He is survived by his wife and three children.

1970: Arthur H. Niewerth, Engr '70, a retired engineer, died in March. He worked as a quality control specialist in ballistics at Edgewood Arsenal for 30 years before retiring in the early 1970s. He was a former treasurer, usher, and council member at Grace Lutheran Church, and a Scoutmaster there for Cub and Boy Scout Troop 91. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, a sister, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

1973: Bettie Ileana Graves Clark, PH '73 (MPH), a physician who retired from the Washington D.C. Department of Human Services as acting chief of school health services, died on March 1. Dr. Clark served 20 years with the D.C. government before retiring in 1980. She had been a pediatric medical officer, and her work included health services for children and their parents and developing educational programs for disabled children. She was an accomplished organist and pianist and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Washington.

1981: Mark McDonough, A&S '81, a consultant who was a defense policy analyst and authority on negotiations and nuclear nonproliferation, died on January 30. He was a consultant to Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. in Alexandria, providing defense analysis on strategic warfare. Also last year, he spent six months on a political-military study project as a consultant to DFI International in Washington D.C. He is survived by his wife, two children, and his mother.

1984: Mary Dominic Karwacki, SPSBE '84 (MA), a beloved Catholic nun and former governor of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, died on Sunday, February 10, 2002, at the age of 84. Sister Mary Dominic oversaw the preparation of 1,200 meals each day at Mercy Medical Center as the director of its dietetics department from 1948 to 1982. She is survived by three brothers, a sister, and 15 nieces and nephews.

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