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Thelma Replogle Isakson, Nurs '31, is 98 and lives with her daughter outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she moved after her husband's death in 1962. She worked in obstetrics for many years in Connecticut, and then as an in-service instructor at DePaul Hospital in Cheyenne. Her main duties were teaching aides and orderlies bedside care and instructing refresher courses for RPNs and LPNs. She retired from active nursing at 65.


Mary Sue Fielding Sklarevski, SPSBE '38, received the Editor's Choice Award for outstanding poetry for her poem "The Pearl of Wisdom," presented by the International Library of Poetry in February.


Duncan Macrae Jr., A&S '42, has written An Academic Odyssey: Natural Science to Social Science and Policy Analysis, published by Xlibris Corporation. He is a retired professor of political science, sociology, and public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Herbert P. Bangs Jr., A&S '50, writes: "I have written a book that will be published this summer, From Secular to Sacred: The Education of an Architect."


Schuyler V. Hilts, Med '52, is retired and happy — traveling and enjoying 10 grandchildren. He writes: "We are happy to see visitors to our ideal location."


Jake Zabara, A&S '53, was honored in May by the Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida for inventing the vagus nerve stimulator, which is now indicated for use in the treatment of epilepsy and depression. According to the foundation, "Dr. Zabara has brought new hope to many in the epilepsy world who suffer from uncontrolled seizures."


Arnold B. Silverman, Engr '59, an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Meloot, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for both 2004 and 2005. He specializes in intellectual property law and is a former chair of the intellectual property department.


A. Brinton Cooper III, Engr '61, '76 (PhD) retired from the Army Research Lab in 2001 and joined the faculty of the JHU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, where his current office was once occupied by his PhD adviser, Willis Gore, Engr '48, '52 (PhD). Brint and Gracie will celebrate 45 years of marriage in March. Their family includes son Steve Cooper, Eng '89, and daughter-in-law Sue (Tyler) Cooper, A&S '82. Daughter Karena is an attorney with HHS, and son Carl works in a small electronics business in Melbourne, Florida.

W. Carl Hossfeld Jr., Engr '61, has retired as a principal and chairman of James Posey Associates. He will continue with the company on a consulting basis as chairman emeritus and will assist and advise the firm's principals and mentor the engineering staff.


Ralph Lohmann, A&S '63, retired from the Department of Defense and moved back to the United States to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He is working on establishing a private law practice and is sketching the outline of a guide to German labor law for Americans doing business in Germany.

Henry L. Nordhoff, A&S '63, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Gen-Probe Incorporated, has been named a member of the board of directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.


Bardin Levavy, A&S '64, an attorney, has returned to single practice in Montclair, New Jersey.


Frederick C. Eustis, Engr '65, director of the evangelization/Christian formation team at St. Gabriel's Parish in Windsor Mill, Maryland, is a recipient of the 2005-2006 Religious Educational Excellence Award for the South region. The award is sponsored by the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors.

John T. Garland, Med '65, moved to Minneapolis in April.


John A. Micklos, SPSBE '67 (MLA), has been a supervisor of graduate teachers in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Johns Hopkins since 2005. He is a retired history teacher with 35 years of service in Baltimore County, and he is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Phi Delta Kappa Gold Service Key.

Don K. Wallace, SPH '67, writes: "I retired to the farm in Ohio where I was born and raised — a farm that's been in the family for 200 years."


Bernard Grossfield, A&S '68 (PhD), has been adjunct professor at Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago since 1995, when he retired as professor emeritus of Hebrew and Aramaic and chairman of the Department of Hebrew Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His JHU dissertation from the Department of Near Eastern Studies was published in 2000.

Byron L. Warnken, A&S '68, has been a law professor for 29 years at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was recently named Alumnus of the Year. In 2000, he was selected academic Mentor of the Year from among 9,000 professors in Maryland and attorney Mentor of the Year for Baltimore City.


Jeffrey R. Cooper, A&S '69, writes: "My monograph Curing Analytic Pathologies: Pathways to Improved Intelligence Analysis was recently published by the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence."

Paul E. Mason, Bol '69, SAIS '69, is currently living near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and would welcome hearing from SAIS classmates.


Laurence Shatkin, A&S '70, senior product developer for JIST Publishing, is author of 90-Minute College Major Matcher and co-author of several books about careers, including 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality and 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers. He works at his home in Titusville, New Jersey.


David B. Fankhauser, A&S '71 (PhD), writes: "Do you recall 'The Johns Hopkins Universe' when we camped out in front of Homewood House to try to separate the university from the 'Military-Industrial-University' complex?"


Elizabeth Carol Lancaster, Med '72, writes: "I retired from practice of obstetrics and gynecology with Southern California Medical Group on April 29, 2005."

Howard Weaver, A&S '72, is the head of news at McLatchey and is often quoted in stories about buying Knight-Ridder.


Samuel J. Palmisano, A&S '73, IBM chairman and CEO, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University for his company's support of CASA for the past 13 years and its commitment to children and education.

Kenneth Wohlman, A&S '73, writes: "Hello from the other side of the world! I've literally "come a long way" since graduating from JHU. Here in Australasia, I'm about to become a dual citizen of both Australia and the US — if I can assist you in any way or open up doors for you in your personal and professional lives, I would be more than happy to do that! Visit my Web site ( for more info, insights, and inspiration!"


Ann Roberts, A&S '74, is one of the rewriters of Janson's History of Art textbook, which was featured in a recent New York Times article. She is a faculty member at Lake Forest College in Illinois.


Tyrone B. Ayers, SPSBE '76 (MS), has retired from his senior executive service position with the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta. His entire federal career spanned more than 38 years with various federal agencies.

Jay S. Goodgold, A&S '76, writes: "I am an independent investor. In 2003, after a 25-year career at Goldman Sachs I retired as a managing director in the Equities Division. I serve as a trustee for Marsico Investment Management, based in Denver. I co-chair the Leadership Advisory Council of the Organization of American History. Over the years I have been, and continue to be, actively involved with Indiana University's Kelly School of Business. In addition, I serve as treasurer/CIO of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. My wife, Karen, and I have two children, Michael, 5, and Deena, 2."


Charles Lewis, SAIS '77, recently served as an Edwin F. Ferris Class of 1899 Professor in Residence at Princeton University, teaching investigative journalism. He is the founding director of the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, co-author of The Buying of the President 2004, and a former 60 Minutes producer. Lewis is currently a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University.

Susan Gilbert Zencka, A&S '77, is the new pastor at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She and her family moved there from Indiana this spring. The eldest of her three sons, Jason, graduated from St. Olaf College this spring.


Donald E. Morisky, SPH '78, '82 (PhD), received the John Hume Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation in 1982. He was professor and former chair and vicechair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health from 1994 to 2005.


Shireen Irani Larsen, A&S '79, left her business operations manager position at ITT Industries to be a financial business manager at BAE Systems in Washington, D.C.

Paul G. Power, A&S '79 (PhD), was the recipient of the prestigious Elton Mayo Award for contribution to the practice of organizational psychology in Australia. It was presented formally on July 1, 2005, at the biennial International Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference.


Jan A. Bruijn, A&S '80, professor of pathology at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands, has been elected president of the international Renal Pathology Society (RPS). Bruijn is the first non-American president in the history of the society.

Lawrence Y. Kay, Bol '80, SAIS '81, started working at Capitalia in 2002. He writes: "Over the past four years we have totally revamped and restructured the bank to make it one of Italy's most profitable. It has been an arduous task, but the results are worth the effort."

Gregory W. Parker, Peab '80 (MM), '82 (MM), writes: "I am alive and well and live/work in Southern California. I have my own design business and still perform regularly. I welcome any contact from the Peabody."

Becky Pepkowitz, SPSBE '80 (Cert), is the CEO of Rebecca Pepkowitz Kosher Foods LLC and the originator of Supermarket Theatre. She will be co-teaching a sociology course at Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, titled Introduction to Kosher and Halal Food Regulations.

John R. Scully, Engr '80, '83 (MS), '87 (PhD), professor of materials science and engineering and co-director of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, has been honored with the 2005 Francis LaQue Memorial Award by ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals.


Andrew Brescia, A&S '81, is now in his sixth year as director of communications at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts, after earning recognition as an innovative English teacher for 17 years in independent schools. His writing and photography appear in the school's publications and on its Web site, Andrew and his wife, Dawn, have been married for 21 years and have three sons, Nate, Tom, and Josh.


Neal (Nisan) Blaxberg, A&S '82, writes: "My wife, Meira, and I are proud to announce the birth of our seventh son, Yissochar Shalom, born on February 7, 2006. We are also proud to announce that we were honored as the Couple of the Year at Congregation Tiferes Yisroel's 20th Anniversary Banquet. In the meantime, we just continue to try to hold our heads above water as we juggle work, carpools, religious obligations, and family time. We welcome all our old friends to our home any time for a Sabbath meal. Just e-mail us first at, and we'll make sure to save space at the table for you!"

Robert L. Fellman, A&S '82, manages brand and generic drug manufacturer compliance with price calculation and state and federal reporting laws for government health care programs for KV Pharmaceutical Co., located in St. Louis, Missouri. He writes; "KV is a lot like Hopkins in the sense that I work with highly motivated and intelligent people who really care about what they do, which is all anyone could ask for."

Barbara Traub, A&S '82, writes: "After 10 years of attending Burning Man, the annual international arts and performance festival held in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, my book Desert to Dream: A Decade of Burning Man Photography is being published this July by Immedium ("

Walter W. Wieners, Engr '82, is on the National Advisory Council of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.


Robert M. Insoft, A&S '83, writes: "My wife, Andrea, and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. I am the director of the newborn intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital."

Bernadette Marie Orr, SAIS '83, has recently become the manager for Oxfam America's emergency response program along the U.S. Gulf Coast.


Joseph V. Gatti, A&S '84, who practices in the finance and real estate group, has been named a partner of Dechert LLP. He focuses on the securitization of financial assets with an emphasis on public and private mortgage and asset-backed securities transactions.

Joseph J. Marotta, Med '84, has been elected chief of the department of surgery at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York. He was previously the chief of the division of orthopedic surgery for six years.

Joseph Serrano, Engr '84, writes: "I have no notable career success, but I've been happily married for 14 years and have two boys, Jay and Hank."


Jon Laria, A&S '85, a partner in the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was elected president of the board of directors of the Live Baltimore Home Center at the organization's annual meeting.

Steve Metz, A&S '85 (PhD), is on sabbatical from the U.S. Army War College writing a book titled Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy, a product of three years of research, including field work in Iraq. He is also under contract to co-author a book titled Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Modern World for Polity Press.


William Both, Engr '86 (MS), and his wife, Connie, announce the birth of Leah Faith on November 21, 2005, weighing in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. and stretching 20.5 inches long. He writes: "Leah is our seventh child and the fifth child to be born at home with a midwife. We home school all of our children, though the oldest (B.J.) now works full time for Germanna Community College and our second (Rachel) attends Malone College in Bill's hometown of Canton, Ohio. Other siblings are Jessica, Isaac, Jeremiah, and Luke."

Ilga Celmins, A&S '86, writes: "In March 2004, Liana Kaya Kitchel was born. I was laid off from GE, due to office closure at about the same time, so I am enjoying spending time with my daughter and living in a wonderful part of the country (Santa Cruz). I have recently started working for Seagate part-time, through a consulting company — a perfect situation."

Louis H. Giffel, A&S '86, writes: "My wife, Sabine, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twin baby boys, Kenneth Samuel and Bradley Walter, born on January 22. They arrived six weeks early, but thankfully are doing fine. I am currently working for Schering-Plough Research Institute in hepatology clinical research on new drug development for hepatitis C. I also continue to see patients part time (mainly those with liver disease) at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in my role as clinicalassociate professor."


Mike Fenzel, A&S '89, was named lieutenant colonel in April. He is currently deputy brigade commander of the U.S. Army's First Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. He assumed command of the First Battalion of the 503rd Airborne Division in Vicenza, Italy, in May. His wife, Lisa, gave birth to their first child, Marcus, in October.

Kenneth E. Iman, SPSBE '89, '94 (MS), is completing his 10th year as an assistant professor of management and psychology at the Baltimore International College. He writes: "I was married July 6, 2005, in Manila, Philippines, to my new bride, Maria Cristina Iman. Currently we are finalizing her visa application, and she should soon join me at my home in York, Pennsylvania."

Emilio Pozzi, Bol '89, SAIS '90, writes: "We delivered a great Olympic games in Torino!" He served on the Torino Organizing Committee as the managing director of venue operations for the games.

Charles M. Stebbins-Sharpless, A&S '89, writes: "I married Amanda Stebbins, sister of Josh Stebbins, A&S '92. On January 10, 2000, Julian Lee Stebbins-Sharpless was born. He's the best. Also the best is Dahlia Claing Dwyer Stebbins-Sharpless, born October 14, 2003. I'm an assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They call me an environmental chemist. I still play guitar (duh), not much frisbee, and I like woodworking and basic carpentry."


Audra M. Chai, A&S '90, announces the birth of Nicole Ava Chai on September 1, 2005.

Tonya Echols, A&S '90, completed her medical residency at the University of Cincinnati. She has started a radiation oncology practice in Decatur, Georgia.

Robyn Gershon, SPH '90 (DrPH), has been promoted to full professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. Her email is


Paul Dorio, A&S '91; his wife, Amanda; and son, Isaac, recently relocated to Naples, Florida, where they can see Paul's parents; brother, Jay; and sister-in-law, Erika, more often. He writes: "The weather is gorgeous and the radiology group practice that I joined is structured so that I am doing mostly all interventional radiology, my main interest, love, and area of expertise. We are working on having a second child. Isaac is a dream most of the time and is growing and learning and talking more and more every day."

Jonathan Parrish, Peab '91 (MM), is the assistant principal horn of the Honolulu Symphony and a member of the Spring Wind Quintet, which made its first New York and European tour in May 2005, performing at Symphony Space in NYC and in Bergen and Oslo, Norway. In October Jonathan was named general manager of Chamber Music Hawaii, which presents the Spring Wind Quintet and three other resident chamber music groups in Hawaii.


John Osborn, SAIS '92, is executive vice president and general counsel of Cephalon Inc. He also holds a visiting research appointment in politics at Princeton University. He was recently appointed by then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to the board of governors of the East-West Center in Honolulu and serves as a member of an advisory group on Northern Ireland with the State Department, and as a board member of Incept BioSystems Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Jami Attenberg, A&S '93, is publishing a collection of short stories, Instant Love (Crown/Shave Areheart). She lives in Brooklyn.

Kathleen R. Mohrle Babcock, A&S '93, is married and has a daughter, born in July 2004.

Charles Ralph Beamon III, A&S '93, writes: "Hi. Give me a call if you are in Arizona!"


Neil S. Rothman, Engr '94 (PhD), writes: "In January, I became the vice president of neuroresearch and development for Infinite Biomedical Technologies in Baltimore."


Andrew M. Cameron, Med '95, '98 (PhD), writes: "I am finishing a liver transplant fellowship at UCLA and will return to JHU in July to help with transplant efforts there."

Stephen H. Fisher, Engr '95 (MS), writes: "I am now an independent representative of the best financial services company in the world helping middle class families achieve debt freedom and financial independence. What could be more satisfying?"

Lydia Hoover, A&S '95, writes: "On September 3, I married Paul Sciukas in a lovely ceremony in Baltimore's oldest church. Fellow Hopkins grads in attendance were Steven Hensley, Peab '02 (MM), '03 (MM); Sheresa Evans, A&S '95; Graham Winegeart, A&S '95, and his wife, Jeni; and Patrick Aquilina, A&S '94, and his wife, Lisa. Sean Hinners, A&S '95, was there in spirit from London. After the wedding, we had a fabulous two-week road trip honeymoon. I am still working as a lawyer in Towson."

Tsao-Wei Liang, A&S '95, assistant professor of neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, has been recruited by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to be a director of its new Movement Disorders Program.


Sara Farber, A&S '96, writes: "I live in Manhattan with my nine tropical fish, thriving bamboo plant and new electric guitar. I'm currently the director of content design at Fisher-Price, which means that I head up the department that writes and produces what our toys say and sing. Our toy lines feature kids' favorite characters from Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, Backyardigans, SpongeBob Squarepants, Winnie the Pooh, and more. Some big ones hitting stores this fall include "I Can Play Piano," which is a keyboard-based learning game for ages 4+ that plugs into your TV; a magical "Fairy Wishes Dora" doll; and the top secret "TMX," which is the 10-year anniversary of Tickle Me Elmo! It's not as exciting as organic chemistry, but it pays the bills."

Thomas J. Fraites Jr., Engr '96, writes: "I relocated to the Raleigh/Durham area in 2004 after completing my doctorate at the University of Florida. I am working in biotherapeutics at BD Technologies, a division of BD. E-mail me at if you find yourself in North Carolina!"

Milford H. Marchant Jr., A&S '96, and his wife, Sarah, have a daughter, Katie, and two sons, Ford and John.

Alysoun McLaughlin, A&S '96, is in her ninth year working on behalf of state and local governments in Washington, D.C., and in her fourth as a lobbyist for the National Association of Counties. She and her husband, Andrew Blumhagen, who recently opened Scales Tropical Fish Warehouse in Cloverly, Maryland, have a 2-year-old daughter, Catherine Mae Blumhagen.

Michael Patrick Murray, SPSBE '96 (MLA), has had his biography published in the 2006 editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

Michelle (Dequina) Nakra, A&S '96, writes: "The past year has been quite eventful — Neal Nakra, A&S '97, and I got married in Las Vegas on January 15, 2005. Many of our Hopkins family and friends attended the celebration: my brother Ed Dequina, A&S '95; sister-in-law, Sophia Chen Dequina, A&S '96; Marie Kaung Blossom, Engr '96; David Hu, Engr '96; Natalie Jiaravanont, A&S '96; Neetu Ahluwalia, A&S '97; Nick Galifianakis, A&S '97; Anupa Laheri, A&S '97; Eric Maldonado, A&S '97; and Varsha Reddy, A&S '97. Currently, we are in New Haven, where I am finishing my last semester of my MBA program at Yale. To start off 2006, we celebrated the birth of our first baby, Rohan Tilak Nakra, on New Year's Day! All three of us are doing well."


Jeffery A. Salaiz, Bol '97, SAIS '98, a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State and most recently deputy political counselor in Port-au-Prince, departed Haiti following historic presidential elections. He and his wife, Dr. Ilana F. Lapidos-Salaiz, an HIV health and care treatment specialist in USAID's Global Health Office, and their two young daughters are currently in Washington D.C. In late 2006, they will head to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where Jeff will take up duties as the public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy.


Laurie R. Archibald, A&S '98, is married to Aaron Pannone, A&S '98.

Chris Cassirer, SPH '98 (ScD), has been appointed dean of the School of Human Services at Capella University, an accredited online university based in Minneapolis.Benjamin Y. Kim, A&S '98, received his master's in project management from the George Washington University in 2004 and is currently on assignment in Geneva, Switzerland, leading the implementation of warehouse and supply chain management systems for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies globally. He can be reached at

Michael Isiah Sandlin, A&S '98, recently graduated from Bastyr University's doctor of naturopathic medicine program and will stay in Seattle to enter the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall. He writes: "I just returned from a trip to California with A&S '98 classmates Brian Edwards, a resident at University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Nate Dominy, a professor at University of California Santa Cruz. After graduating with my second doctoral degree I plan on finally earning paid employment (or perhaps taking over the world)."

Christine R. (Brodak) Valeriann, SPSBE '98 (MS), Cert '00, has been named Boyden's director of business development and marketing, a new role within the firm. At Boyden, a global executive search firm, she will be charged with target marketing and branding enhancement as well as defining a business development strategy.

Sarah Elizabeth Vance, A&S '98, writes: "I recently got married and am attending law school here in the Bay Area."

Jonathan R. Weinberger, A&S '98, has been named U.S. Treasury Department executive secretary. He is responsible for the coordination of department-wide reviews and analyses of treasury policy initiatives, regulations, testimony, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and briefing materials for the secretary and deputy secretary.

Stephanie Wirth-Woodward, A&S '98, and Kyle Woodward, A&S '98, announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Wirth-Woodward, on January 1.

Sarah Casciano Zullo, A&S '98, and her husband, Stephen Zullo, welcomed the birth of their first child, Benjamin Michael, on January 23.


Chris Baugh, A&S '99, and Amy (Wirth) Baugh, Engr '99, have moved to Boston, where Chris is an emergency medicine resident at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General hospitals, and Amy is a cardiac surgery nurse practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Bodine T. Schwerin, A&S '99, writes: "After spending a year working in Beijing, China, I've moved to Pittsburgh, home of the world champion Pittsburgh Steelers. I currently work for the University of Pittsburgh's flagship publication, Pitt Magazine. I am married to Christine Tai, A&S '99, who is currently attending the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University."

Holly C. Smith, A&S '99 (MA), is articles editor for Maryland Life Magazine.

Michael P. Weinmann, Engr '99, has been promoted to vice president in Morgan Stanley's Global Capital Markets division. He lives with his wife, Tamara; son, Jonas; and two English bulldogs in Hoboken, New Jersey.


Daniel Handwerker, Engr '00, and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of their first child, Amira Josephine Handwerker. Daniel recently finished his PhD in bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UCSF and is now working as a postdoc in the radiology department at UCSF.

Ahren Rittershaus, A&S '00, who is a resident in pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina, married Katharine Todd Hyman of Richmond, on October 29, 2005. Among the groomsmen were Shahzad Mustafa, A&S '00, and Steven Bowman, Engr '00. Attending the wedding as well were Nicholas Lewin, Adam Oskowitz, Aaron Prebluda, all A&S '00; and Geoffrey Gross, Engr '00. Rittershaus serves as a member of the residents' council for the American Society of Clinical Pathology as an advocate for residents' issues. He is also on the scholarship committee.

Melissa J. Sia, A&S '00, writes: "I am currently earning my MBA in international management, specializing in international development at Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management. After my first semester, I was awarded a USAID grant through the Institute of International Education's Emerging Markets Development Adviser's Program (EMDAP) to work on a USAID project in Yerevan, Armenia."

Thomas C. Timmes, Engr '00, has earned the Diplomate Environmental Engineer certification with a specialty in water and wastewater and has been promoted to assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Christine Yung, A&S '00, a student at the University of San Diego School of Law, is clerking at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California. She writes: "Over the summer, I will be a summer associate in the San Diego office of Pillsbury Winthrop and I am really looking forward to it. There is nothing better than waking up to sunny skies 95 percent of the year."


Brendan R. Gallagher, A&S '01, SAIS '01, is currently a captain in the U.S. Army.

Charlotte I. Millard, A&S '01, is out of the U.S. Army and searching for a civilian job in the Washington, D.C., area.

Christine (Giap) Stern, A&S '01, and Toby J. Stern, A&S '01, were married on April Fools' Day in Pittsburgh. Praveen Duggal, A&S '01; Marty Milton, A&S '01; and Dan Wang, A&S '01, were in the wedding party. Many Hopkins alumni from 2000 to 2003 were in attendance. Christine is a pediatric resident in the Bronx, New York, and Toby is a lawyer in Manhattan. They live in New York City.


Daniel Chow, A&S '02 (MA), writes: "I'd be glad to learn about any recent or other alums who are using their skills from the Applied Econ program, as I am looking for a career switch from a statistical agency into policy. Tips, news, ideas, or just to exchange economics, finance, or new venture start-up career chatter." You can e-mail Dan at

Tina Johnson, A&S '02, and Jason Hughes, Engr '02, were married on April 2, 2005, in East Hampton, Connecticut. In attendance were Dan Olson, Engr '02; Solito Sumulong, Engr '97; and Josh Hollman, Engr '02.

Christine Lui, A&S '02 and Kent Chen, Engr '02, married on May 28, 2005, overlooking the beach in New Jersey. Moky Cheung, Engr '02; Melody Agustin, Engr '02; and Anela Kellogg, A&S '02, were in the wedding party, with other Hopkins alumni in attendance.


Anna (Widmer) Routly, Engr '03, married Chris Routly on January 7. Bridesmaids included Colleen Coyne, A&S '03, and Lisa Dulin, A&S '02. Other Hopkins alums in attendance were Chris Ralston, Engr '03; Jeremy Berg, A&S '01; Christy Comeaux, Engr '03; Jessica Bickel, Engr '04, Peab '04; and Dave Fishman, A&S '06. The couple married in Redmond, Washington, and honeymooned in Orlando. Chris is an illustrator and web/graphic designer, and Anna has recently taken a new position as a validation engineer for a medical device company.


Roxana Simona Allen, SAIS '05, writes, "My husband, Major George K. Allen Jr., and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, George Kitchener Allen III, on 22 March at Bethesda Naval Hospital. An Iraq deployment baby, George the younger will continue to reside in D.C., where his mother will complete work as an anti-corruption/conflict of interest consultant for the OECD, and his father will continue to work for the Department of Defense."

Ashley Windle, Peab '05, has been crowned Miss Chesapeake Bay.

In Memoriam

1934: Wilbur J. Reitze, Engr '34, a mechanical engineer and manager whose career with the Exxon Oil Company spanned more than 40 years, died on March 16. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club, Baltimore Country Club, and the Ashland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a son, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Louis F. Forster, A&S '41, '48 (MA), a Baltimore resident, died on May 6 of complications from a stroke and heart failure. He served in the Navy as a communications officer in Hawaii in WWII. Following the war, he enjoyed a 28-year teaching career at the Baltimore Junior College.
    As an undergraduate, Lou was elected to the Tudor and Stuart Literary Club. He credited his love of literature to the Johns Hopkins professors whom he so admired, including Raymond Havens, Hazelton Spencer, Kemp Malone, and L. Warlaw Miles, who encouraged him to "taste poetry on the tip of the tongue." He continued his lifelong interest in English literature as an alumnus, often quoting Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and others. Among his favorite quotes: "It is not now as it hath been of yore." Lou claimed to have read all the works by Anthony Trollope found on D-Level of the MSE Library.
   Though he had a passion for literature, perhaps even greater was his love of music. Lou knew all of Mozart's works, and he traveled to Vienna annually for more than 15 years to visit the composer's home and to visit friends. A subscriber to the Shriver Hall Concert Series and to the Baltimore Symphony, he thrived on classical music.
    Lou generously supported Johns Hopkins. A longtime volunteer in the Office of Alumni Relations, Lou's loyalty and dedication to Hopkins were second to none. After retiring from Baltimore Junior College, he became a volunteer in the Alumni Office, where, for almost 28 years, he worked four days a week editing newsletters, helping with mailings, and assisting at alumni events. In 1987, the Alumni Association presented Lou with the Heritage Award for his unending contributions to the university. In 1993, the main office in the Steinwald Alumni House was officially named "The Forster Room" in Lou's honor.
    Lou made many lifelong friends with the staff and student workers in the Alumni Office.
    To Lou: How like a winter has thy absence been.

1948: Leonard E. Albert, A&S '48, retired supervising budget manager for the Maryland Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning, died on March 10. He enjoyed sailing aboard the Yen-Tzing, a cabin cruiser, and was a former officer of the Maryland Yacht Club. He was an avid fan of crossword puzzles and an American history buff. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, a son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

1949: Gordon G. Heiner III, SAIS '49, a retired Towson ophthalmologist who earlier had been a Foreign Service officer and reporter, died in March. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Jutta Dugge.

1950: Carl L. Mikovich, A&S '50, died on February 27 from T-cell lymphoma.

1951: Gerard H. Schlimm, Engr '51, died on October 21. He was a member of the faculty of the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering.

1957: Mary Martha Rodriguez, SPH '57, an electron microscopist for the former Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, a C.P.A. and agent for the IRS, and a laboratory technician, died on October 17, 2005. She was the mother of four children and will be remembered for her love of mystery novels, salukis, cooking, and Internet entrepreneurship.

1957: William Anthony Yannuzzi, A&S '57, '58 (MAT), the Baltimore Opera Company's music director emeritus, who helped students develop their voices and talents for nearly 50 years, has died from complications of pneumonia.

1962: Emmanual Voulgaropoulos, SPH '62, who worked for more than 40 years to develop public health programs and schools in Asian countries, died on March 10. After retiring from the University of Hawaii's School of Public Health in 1984, he became director of the USAID Office of Health in Indonesia, where he helped establish five schools of public health.

1963: Richard Root, Med '63, a nationally known infectious disease expert and former chief of medicine at Harborview Medical Center, was killed in eastern Botswana on March 19 when a crocodile pulled him from a canoe during a wildlife river tour. He was in Africa as part of a University of Pennsylvania program that brings doctors and medical students to hospitals and outlying clinics. He is survived by his wife, three sons, a sister, and eight grandchildren.

1964: William C. McDonnell, Engr '64 (MS), an urban planner who served as first executive director of the Green Spring- Worthington Valley Planning Council, died March 6. He is survived by his wife, four children, and four grandchildren.

1965: Houston "Sam" Longino Hemphill, Engr '65, a standout fast-pitch softball pitcher and senior golfer who had a career in the heating and air conditioning business, died on March 15. Also a talented musician, he played the clarinet as a member of the D.C. National Guard's 257th Army Band.

1972: Edward R. Cummings, A&S '72, a State Department lawyer who worked to advance the protections of civilians and the military during war, died on February 27. A career member of the Senior Executive Service, he was an internationally recognized authority on the law of armed conflict and human rights. In 2005, he received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

1975: Robert A. Barrett, Engr '75, senior vice president of PerkinElmer Inc., died of pneumonia on March 11. For many years, he coached youth soccer and lacrosse in Crofton, Maryland, and had been a board member of Courts of Crofton Homeowners Association and Greens of Crofton Homeowners Association.

1975: William R. Fefel, Engr '75, a retired aerospace engineer, died in March. For 25 years, he worked as an aerospace engineer at Bendix, which became Allied-Signal Corp. in Towson. He was part of the team that developed parts for the Patriot missile. At home, he used his skills to impress his children and their friends with wooden trains, spaceships, and homemade fireworks. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a brother, and two grandchildren.

1989: Meredith B. Kane, SPSBE '89 (MAS), a computer software applications and systems expert, died in March from complications from ovarian cancer. After working at First National Bank of Maryland and Price Waterhouse in Baltimore, she moved to New York in the mid-1990s, where she worked for Alliance Capital. In recent years she had been a consultant for Capgemini. She enjoyed attending the theater and had been a member of the Collegiate Chorale and the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp.

1990: Richard Matthew "Matt" Burne, A&S '90, died on November 28, 2004. While at JHU, Matt was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. After graduation, he moved back to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to become president/CEO of Burne Honda Company. He received his MBA in finance from the University of Scranton, where he was the 1994 recipient of the prestigious Frank O'Hara Medal for Academic Excellence. Matt also founded F.R.E.E. in the Abingtons, a nonprofit organization, to benefit his community. He is survived by his parents, two siblings, a grandparent, aunt, and two nephews.

1999: Michael Tsan Ty, A&S '99, a clinical fellow in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, died on April 3, when the car he was driving was crushed under 10 tons of scaffolding that collapsed from the top of the Emerson Student Center. He and his wife, Robin, met as graduate students at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, while on fellowship to study ethics and theology. They later created Fiat Productions, a Catholic theater company, to produce plays that would address moral issues and promote interfaith dialogue.

Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

Timothy F. Geithner, SAIS '85, is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee. His career has included years of distinguished service at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he held several posts including undersecretary for international affairs. In addition, Mr. Geithner was previously director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund.

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Albert S. Mildvan, Med '57, is a professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. One of the world's leading enzymologists, he has made groundbreaking insights into enzymatic function at the atomic level. He is particularly well known for his work on enzymes that use metals at their active site, and his discoveries have been published worldwide.

Along with his two sons, Gordon Croft, Engr '56, is founder of Baltimore-based Croft-Leominster Investment Management Company. He recently established the Frederick S. Billig-L. Gordon Croft Endowed Lectureship at Johns Hopkins, which will bring to the Homewood campus renowned experts in the fields of mechanical, chemical, and biomolecular engineering, as well as leaders in entrepreneurship and management. In addition, Mr. Croft has an endowed scholarship at Johns Hopkins and has also established several other scholarships at numerous colleges and universities.

As honorary chair of his family's commercial empire, Rahmi Koç, A&S '56, has used his financial success to engage in transformational philanthropy in education and healthcare in the Republic of Turkey. At Johns Hopkins, Mr. Koç has partnered with the School of Nursing to adapt its curriculum for Koç University, which was founded by the Koç Foundation. In addition, he worked with Johns Hopkins' Institute for Policy Studies to increase the involvement of Turkish scholars, and he has been active with the Bologna Center's Advisory Council. In 1998, the university presented Mr. Koç the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

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