Johns Hopkins Magazine -- June 1997
Johns Hopkins Magazine

JUNE 1997


J U N E    1 9 9 7

Alumni Notes
Editor: Julia Snyder

JOSEPH WAITKUS, of Wellsville, N.Y., writes: "I am still circulating freely at 91 years of age. I am widowed and living alone, with one daughter and two grandsons in Rochester." As an employee of The Superheater Company in New York (later Combustion Engineering Company, and finally The Air Preheater Corporation), he held engineering and management positions until his mandatory retirement at age 65. He secured several patents assigned to the company and traveled extensively. In addition, he made several contributions to engineering publication in areas related to the treatment and use of generated waste. Currently he is an officer on the local hospital board of managers and a member of the Wellsville Rotary Club.

1935 PhD: AVRAHAM BIRAN, of Jerusalem, Israel, director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, is continuing the excavations of Tel Dan, begun in 1966, at the source of the river Jordan. Among the remarkable discoveries so far is a Canaanite triple arch gate still standing as originally built in the 18th century B.C.E., and a large cult coplex of the Israelite period, where the golden calf was probably set. Recently a 9th-century B.C.E. Aramaic victory stele was discovered in which the "House of David" appears.

1943 MA: CULLEN I. K. STORY, of Plainsboro, N.J., associate professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary and current visiting lecturer, has published The Fourth Gospel: Its Purpose, Pattern and Power (Ragged Edge Press, Chambersburg, Pa.).

MICHAEL SANDOR BOYAR, of Belmont, Calif., president of Mike Boyar Realty,was a stock broker with the NY Exchange in Beverly Hills before entering the world of real estate.

1947 MPH (PH): SIDNEY B. CLARK, MD UVA '39, of La Jolla, Calif., a consultant in international health for U.S. / Mexico Border Health Association in San Diego, is the co-author and editor of Health Without Boundaries (Preventive Medicine and Public Health on the U.S. / Mexico Border 1943-1993). He writes: "I am suffering now from future shock--as a full-time chauffeur, chief cook and bottle washer, and part-time doubles tennis player." President of Kennington Ltd., Inc., LEON J. CONDON, of Los Angeles, Calif., is a major owner/operator of Hotel Sagamore, a resort on Lake George in New York.

B. HEROLD GRIFFITH, MD Yale Univ. '48, of Evanston, Ill., who retired last year, was past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University, American Board of Plastic Surgery, and Plastic Surgery Research Council. He also is the past president of Northwestern University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

C. DAVID HAACK, of Chestertown, Md., was the grand master of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland from 1985 to 1986.

WILLIAM OWENS, of Alcoa, Texas, has published his new novel, Doctor Shakespear, which is available on the Internet through Bookmaster, Inc.

1959 (Med): TSUNG O. CHENG, of Washington, D.C., a cardiopulmonary fellow at Hopkins from 1957 to 1959, and professor of medicine in cardiology at The George Washington University, gave a guest lecture titled "An Acronymious Proposal: Spell It Out the First Time," and was co-chairman of the "PTCA/Balloon Valvuloplasty / Cardiovascular Surgery" session at the second Great Wall International Symposium on Interventional Cardiology in Beijing, China, in October 1996. Last December, he was an honored guest at the 50th anniversary of Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital and spoke on his long-standing relation to the hospital, where he performed the first selective cine coronary arteriogram in Guangdong Province in 1973. He is the honorary director of the Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, which is one of three such institutes in China.

ROGER G. STEWART, MEE Lehigh Univ. '68, of Neshanic, Station, N.J., director of solid state displays at the David Sarnoff Research Center, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was honored for "leadership in self-scanned, active-matrix liquid crystal displays and pioneering work in CMOS integrated circuit design." He has achieved an international reputation in IC technology, especially in the area of integrated drive active matrix liquid crystal displays, through his expertise and his patents, papers, and presentations.

HARRY D. ROSSEN, of Randallstown, Md., president of Rossen Associates, Inc., has been elected first vice president of the Maryland Press Club, the oldest and still surviving press club in the nation.

1967 MA (SAIS): LAWRENCE DROUTMAN, BA Princeton Univ. '65, PhD Columbia Univ. '73, of Brentwood, Tenn., is assistant vice president of Columbia HCA, the largest U.S. for-profit health services firm.

RICHARD C. MOORE JR, MD UCLA '72, MPH '81, of Danville, Va., retired from the U.S. Public Health Service on January 1, and has joined Piedmont PrimeCare at their new facility for occupational and family medicine.

WALTER L. WARNICK, PhD Univ. of Md. '77, of Laytonsville, Md., has been named director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information at the U.S. Department of Energy.

1970 MLA (SCS): NOLAN H. ROGERS has been inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He was honored as "an individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game." A defender for Duke University from 1951 to 1953, he was named a Third Team All-American in 1953. He was inducted into the Maryland Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1986, was a recipient of the Howard E. Johnson Memorial Trophy in 1989, and received the Howdy Myers Man-of-the-Year Award in 1991. He now works for the Maryland Stadium Authority.

PETER M. BATTS, of Washington, D.C., is head librarian at Dominican College Library.

DAVID WITTEN, MFA SUNY/Buffalo '74, DMA Boston Univ. '79, of Cambridge, Mass., a musician and educator, has recently published a book titled Nineteenth-Century Piano Music: Essays in Performance and Analysis. His recording, Piano Music of Manuel M. Ponce (Marco Polo), was a result of finding some of the forgotten works of the composer during a visit to Ponce's home in Mexico City.

MARY JENNINGS, MHS '76, of San Diego, Calif., has a solo GYN practice in San Diego. She is chief of staff elect at Columbia Mission Bay Hospital and writes: "I am very happy, with an 8- year-old son and a great husband."

SAUL E. ZALESCH, PhD Univ. of Del. '92, of Ruston, La., is assistant professor of art history at Louisiana Tech University. He also is taking over as the director of the university's art gallery.

JONATHAN D. KRANT, of Williamstown, Mass., is a staff rheumatologist at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, and head of the teaching program there. He is married to Katie Wolfgang, a DVM with her degree from Tufts University. They have two children, Nicholas and Benjamin, and live on a 120-acre farm in Williamstown, where he participates in the men's squash league and sings as a baritone with the Williams Choral Society. He writes: "It was a pleasure making the 20th reunion last year. We stayed with my college roommate, GREG LANDFER, who is an allergist, and his family in York, Pennsylvania, and with BOB RUBENS from Seattle, now a neurologist in Edmonds."

ANTHONY M. MIELE, JD Brooklyn Law School '81, MS NYU '86, Certificate Harvard Univ. '96, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is assistant general counsel with American International Group, Inc. in New York City. He is married to Lilian Gang Li of Dalian, China. ELLEN STECKER TAVIN, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine '87, of Charlotte, N.C., her husband, Ellis Tavin, and their three children have recently moved to Charlotte. Ellis is in solo practice in plastic surgery, and she is a pediatrician with the Nalle Clinic, a multispecialty group.

RICHARD SWIECA, of Montreal, writes: "After graduating, Hopkins, I attended the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, graduating in 1984. That same year I married a classmate of mine at McGill, Dr. Aline Levi. We have since been blessed with five lovely children. I am an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and refractive surgery with the excimer laser."

1980 MA (A&S): ANNE DOOLEY-GARRITY has been made a principal of Rothman Partners, where she "brings to her work a unique understanding of how people interact with their physical environment. Academically trained in both clinical psychology and design, she applies this dual perspective in her role as leader of the Interior Design Department." She has been with the firm for 12 years.

LAURA J. NASH, MS Univ. of Pa. '83, PhD Temple Univ. '91, of Plainsboro, N.J., writes: "My husband, Jack Greenberg, and I announce the birth of our second son, Bennett Paul, born on December 4, 1996." She is working part-time in Mercer County, N.J., and Bucks County, Pa.

EDMUND NEWMAN writes: "I am now living in Chicago and received my license to practice architecture in the state of Illinois. I work for a small firm with a corporate interior practice combined with residential work in Illinois, Michigan and Florida." "We have returned to New York from a three-year 'vacation' in Florida," writes HARLAN SENDER. "Recently, my wife, Caryn, delivered our beautiful daughter, Samantha. We look forward to seeing everyone at the LAX games."

1982 MPH (PH): CHRISTOPHER C. COLENDA is the new chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry. He comes to this position from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, where he was an associate professor of psychiatry and chairman for clinical services.

1983 (Med) PhD: ERIC NELSON has joined Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories as assistant vice president, technology acquisition. He will support early-stage product licensing and technology-based alliances for Wyeth-Ayerst, with emphasis on biotechnology companies and universities worldwide. He also will serve on the company's oncology / immunology and infectious disease therapeutic area councils. Formerly head of business development at Becton Dickinson and Co. in New Jersey, he managed drug delivery research and development alliances with pharmaceutical company partners.

1984 PhD: MARGARET LAMBERTS BENDROTH, co-director of the Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism project at Andover Newton Theological School, has co-authored a book titled Faith Traditions and the Family. In the book, contributors who represent diverse religious traditions in North America show how their respective traditions have responded to changes in the family in the last half century. Exploring the broad range of responses in their traditions--from conservative to progressive-- they reflect on the roles that theology, Scripture, and the social sciences have had in this transformation.

This spring, DON DOERING, of Silver Spring, Md., will become a senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. His research and teaching will focus on the management of emerging technologies in the biotechnology industry.

PHILIP KWAIT, MD Univ. of Chicago '89, of Oceanside, N.Y., is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external disease at the Queens / Long Island Medical Group. He and his wife, Shari, announce the birth of their daughter, Brittany Julia, born on October 12, 1996.

MARY E. GOULET, of Washington, D.C., is a patent attorney. She writes: "I am getting used to home ownership in D.C., and playing lots of tennis. I celebrated a birthday recently with Michelle Boymann-Kravitz at the Helmand in Baltimore, a terrific Afghan restaurant."

JEFFREY J. BERNS, MLS Univ. of Md. '90, has been appointed commissioner on the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission. He lives with his partner, Richard Bennett, BA Swarthmore '86, JD Univ. of Mich. '89, in Kingstowne, Va., and works as a librarian in a patent law firm in Merrifeld, Virginia.

VIJAY V. GANDEVIA, MD Boston Univ. '93, of Lynnfield, Mass., is in his final year of residency in anesthesia at Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard Medical School in Boston. He was married in July 1992 to Prity, and they had their first child, Lena, on September 14, 1996. He writes: "When I am not putting people to sleep, I spend my time working out, skiing, and mountain biking." DOUG MCLEOD, JD Kansas Univ. '90, of Olathe, Kansas, is a partner with Blackwell Sanders, a 200-attorney law firm headquartered in Kansas City. He practices environmental law. He and his wife, Meredith, have "two dogs, no kids."

KAREN McNAMARA RUTLEDGE, of Lexington, Mass., begins a tenure- track position in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in July. She and her husband, Greg, have lived in Lexington for the past two and a half years. She writes: "I was recently invited to speak at an international conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was a fabulous experience." Vice president of corporate bond sales at Lehman Brothers, JONATHAN MELTZER, has one daughter, Alexa Sara, born June 14, 1995.

1987 MPH (PH): DOUGLAS R. MENDOZA, BS Univ. of Manila '73, MD Univ. of Manila '77, of Red Hill, Australia, writes: "My family and I relocated to Australia. That is, after a two-year Unicef stint as advisor to the Ministry of Health, and a one-and-a-half year contract with World Vision, based at the National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Pehn. We're part of the 'global nomads,' but Australia is home for now."

JEANNE M. CLARK, of Lebanon, N.H., writes: "I have been working at Dartmouth for a year in the general internal medicine section. In July '97, I will return to JHU to do a general medicine fellowship. I am looking forward to returning to Baltimore and hopefully meeting up with some old friends."

BRIAN L. FERRALL, of San Francisco, Calif., has returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in European Union law, which involved three months of study at University College London's LLM program and hands-on experience at the London and Brussels offices of the UK solicitors firm Allen & Overy. He is an attorney at Keker & Von Next in San Francisco.

SUSAN CHANG HUANG, of San Francisco, Calif., and her husband, LAURENCE '85, are enjoying being parents to Colin Timothy, who recently celebrated his first birthday.

TIMOTHY MALIN, of Rochester, N.Y., is a family physician with Highland Hospital Family Medicine Center. He writes: "My wife, Ana, and I have two small children and a house in Rochester. My career interests include improving health care accessibility for deaf people and maintaining international medicine contacts in Bolivia."

A U.S. Air Force physician, TIM TUEL writes: "I spent my last two years stationed with my wife, Stacy, in Turkey. We will be moving back to the States this July--to Goldsboro, North Carolina."

"I graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1993, with a medical degree and a Master's in Public Health," writes P. ONEEKA WILLIAMS, of Newton, Mass. "I am currently in my fourth year of training in genitourinary surgery. I married CHARLES ANDERSON, MD '88, in 1992, and he is a practicing neonatologist at Boston Medical Center. We have a very busy, but happy life together."

MARYAM YAMANI, of Englewood, N.J., writes: "I gave birth to my son, Matthew Pelti, on December 20, 1996. My husband and I just moved to Englewood from Brooklyn, where I finished my residency last July. Being a mom is much harder than being a resident--I look forward to going back to work, so I can get a rest."

1988 MD (Med): SCOTT DAVID LIPPE, of Mineola, N.Y., and his wife, Mindy, announce the birth of their third son, Elijah Benjamin, on February 8, 1997. He joins his brothers Micah and Asher in keeping his parents very busy. Scott is currently a fellow in gastroenterology at Winthrop Hospital in Long Island.

HUE-SUN AHN, of Penn Valley, Pa., writes: "I got married December 20, 1996, in Korea. I'm working full time as a staff psychologist at the Temple University Counseling Services in Philadelphia and continuing to work on my PhD dissertation in counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania."

Chief medical resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, CARY GROSS, of New York, N.Y., writes: "I am thoroughly enjoying my year as chief resident and am looking forward to returning to Baltimore next year for a fellowship at JHH. My hobbies still include sleeping and reading."

As an attorney for D'Agostiono & Bernstein, Esqs., ARI G. BERNSTEIN, of Montvale, N.J., is still practicing law in New York and New Jersey. He would like to see RUSSELL FLEISCHER, EYTAN URBAS, and JERRY PAYTAS.

STEPHEN J. KATZ, of Kew Gardens, N.Y., a teacher at Shenach High School in Flushing, is married and has two children. He plans on attending law school in the fall.

Director of Infinity Financial Technology, Inc., KWONG C. LI, of New York, N.Y., was married last May. ANDY CHEN '89 and MIKI ITO '89 attended. The software company where he has spent the last five years went public last October, and he writes: "This achievement brings to conclusion a long and difficult journey for me."

AMANDA CASTLE DIGRE, of Columbia Heights, Minn., is a commander in Company A, 134th Signal Battalion. She had her third daughter, Nora, on September 21, 1996, and now has three children age 4 and under. She's a stay-at-home mom, who is considering graduate school in psychology, and writes: "For now, I'm content doing the most important thing a person can do--molding my children's lives." Her position in the Army National Guard gives her the "stimulation and brain activity (not to mention adult socialization)" she needs to balance out her life as a wife and mother. Travel opportunities come from the Guard--to South Dakota, the National Training Center, and Honduras. DANA MARINACCI, of Springfield, Ill., is working for the governor's budget office and rehabbing her house in her spare time.

GANESH RAJ, of Old Westbury, N.Y., writes: "I am having a wonderful time in Philadelphia and will be finishing my MD/PhD, finally, this May. I will begin my urology residency at Duke." "I am still a graduate student in artificial intelligence and cultural theory at Carnegie Mellon," writes PHOEBE SENGERS, of Pittsburgh, Pa. "Recently I've been flying to Germany every 2-3 months to spend time with my boyfriend, Thorsten Joachims, who's a graduate student in artificial intelligence at the University of Dortmund. It's great for my German and for my frequent flyer miles, but not so great for my budget! I recently saw ERIC HOFFMAN '90, in San Francisco."

AMY PARKE CANTILINA, MA SAIS '92, and TOM CANTILINA welcomed Jared Thomas into their family on January 21. Tom finishes medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences this spring and begins his family medicine residency at Andrews Air Force Base. Amy is enjoying four months of maternity leave.

VIVEK CHATURVEDI, of Wassenaar, The Netherlands, is in her last year of PhD research in biophysics at the University of Nijmegen. She writes: "I am currently spending most of my waking hours attending weddings--hope to see a lot of alums during BOBBY CHHABRA's wedding this June."

"I am currently doing a medicine internship," writes JAMES GIRARDY, of Albany N.Y. "My wife, Jeanne, and I are couples matching this year--Jeanne in family practice and myself in physical medicine and rehabilitation. I just returned from Washington, D.C., and hanging with ART YOON, CHUCKLEBERRY CONNELLY, GREG FORTSCH, and KEVIN FITZPATRICK. I'm hoping to move south by the summer."

ELIN HILDERBRAND, of Nantucket, Mass., is a graduate student in the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. She is married to Chip Cunningham, and they live on Nantucket from May 1 to August 31. She sees DAWN STONER '91, KELLY ANDREWS '91, and KATHLEEN SLATTERY '92 on a regular basis and recently attended the wedding of KATHLEEN GREEN '91. She and her husband have spent the last two winters traveling in Asia and South America.

JONATHAN LIBA and TANIA CHACHO '92, SAIS '93, of Wisbaden, Germany, will be stationed in Germany for three years. He writes: "We are excited about the skiing and traveling. I wish I could remember more German, but I'm sure it will come back." SANDI MACAN, of Havertown, Pa., has finished her MBA and is working as a client service supervisor at Interim Personnel in King of Prussia, Pa.

An attorney with Rubinbaum Levin Constant & Freidman, M. JENNIFER MACKAY, of New York, N.Y., plans to run in the Paris Marathon this month and the New York Marathon in November with TRACY WILLIAMS '92. She writes: "I went to my five-year reunion--very fun. As of August, I will be clerking for two years for The Hon. Tina Brozman, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York."

MICHAEL J. MCNAMARA, of New York, N.Y., an options trader for Gargoyle Strategic Investments, has switched to this career after practicing law for two years. He writes: "So far, it is much more exciting than practicing law, especially in this market." "I have changed jobs," writes JONATHAN E. MISSNER, of McLean, Va., "and am now the director of marketing and new product development at Doctors Health, a corporation in Owings Mills, Maryland. Although I swore after getting my MBA never to go back to school, I am now at Georgetown Law School pursuing my JD at night."

A medical resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, JOCELYN A. MYERS, of New York, NY, is a graduate of SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine. She writes: "I spend most of my hours working and the others I spend trying to find a quiet place to take a nap."

SHARON DARONE PARMER, of McLean, Va., married Chuck Parmer in August 1996. Many alumni attended the wedding, including JOHN B. HOWELL '91, ASTRID LIN '91, and ERIKA FRANCIS '91, who were in the wedding party. She is working the same job "in the black hole we know as the Department of Defense."

CHRISTINE ZUBROD PERRIN, of Harrisburg, Pa., writes: "A year of chaos and difficulty produced great writing material and hopefully a bit of character. I divide my time between writing and my children, Zoe, age 5, and Noelle, age 3. We are all adjusting to city life with children. I had the opportunity to see SUZIE CHI '90 and JILL KRESS '91 in Chicago."

JEFF PERLSTEIN, of Seattle, Wash., writes: "I've been real busy in the past year learning new skills and visiting extraordinary people wherever I ventured. This summer I freewheeled around the East Coast, Cuba, and Chicago, filming video for an anarchist/activist documentary I'm self-producing. Next, I moved into a Land Trust communal house where we'll be income sharing as part of a new experience in communalism. Hope to get some visitors soon."

"In July 1991," writes ARAVINDA PILLALAMARRI, of Bel Air, Md., "I went to Ellayapalle, a village in Andhra Pradesh, India, to teach elementary school science. In 1993-1994, I spent a year in Boston, earning an MS in library science from Simmons College. I returned to India to learn Kuchipudi dance at the Kuchipudi Art Academy in Madras. In September 1995, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where I am currently working toward a PhD in South Asian Studies, concentrating on Telugu literature, the concept of literacy and the role of the library in civic and social life."

SARA RABINOWITZ PINTO, JD Univ. of Conn. '94, of New York, N.Y., and a third-year associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, married Richard W. Pinto in August 1996. He is president of his own business development and consulting firm, called InterCapital Consultants. There were several JHU alumni at her wedding, including STEPHANIE SNEDDON '91 and her husband, Steve Hanson, SUZANNE and MARK DRESSEL '91, LAURA and BRIAN VOELKER '91, and GRETCHEN GERTSEN '91 and her husband, KEITH '92. ROBERT PROMISEL, of Salem, Mass., is a real estate analyst with AEW Capital Management in Boston.

SUZANNE ROBERTS, of Cincinnati, Ohio, writes: "Hi, everyone. I am currently a second-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Although the hours can sometimes be long, I greatly enjoy my work and taking care of patients. I attended my 4th-year reunion in 1996, and had a great time. It was wonderful to see so many friends."

A second-year internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic, YURI SAITO, of Rochester, Minn., plans to go further with her studies, perhaps specializing in gastroenterology. She had an informal reunion in Ocean City, New Jersey, with TIM TRAIN, BEN TOWNSEND, KEIKU AKASUTU, NORV KLONTZ, LAURELL WIERSMA, JULIA RO, and CAROLYN LEONARD-CHO--all alumni from the Class of '91.

JENNIFER SHARP, of Arlington, Va., has been appointed to a new position at Andersen Consulting. She is now working internally leading a new team that is designing the global financial processes for the company's worldwide communications group. She writes: "It has been a huge, and exciting challenge. I am still active with the SEA and YAF, so I see JHU alums often. Earlier last year I caught up with several of my residents from when I was a housemaster."

"After graduation in 1991," writes JOHN M. SHEEHAN, of Towson, Md., "I went into a restaurant venture that occupied most of my time. It was a deli/pizza shop in Jessup, Maryland. This lasted until January 1996. During that period, I was living in Ellicott City. Now I am building houses in Northern Baltimore County." JENNIFER SOSNOWSKY, of Tucson, Ariz., a family practice resident for the University of Arizona Medical Center, has been "spending her waking hours as a resident or out playing in warm, sunny Arizona." She spent her last "official" month as a medical student in Hawaii with a roommate and then traveled the West with her brother and parents. A December 1996 vacation was spent traveling in Mexico.

DAWN STONER, of Washington, D.C., is working as an international trade analyst at IBERC, focusing on the apparel industry. "It's been an active year!" writes GEORGE SYKES, of New York, N.Y. "I got married to Amanda Crider and we had a wonderful honeymoon in Italy. I also left my old job at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jennette with a few coworkers to start a new company, Links Securities. We've expanded to 15 employees from the initial four of us, and it's been a tremendously rewarding experience." A student at Hopkins's School of Hygiene and Public Health, PATSY TASSLER, of Baltimore, Md., is working on her PhD in epidemiology.

"There seems to be a growing number of Hopkins-ites ending up here in NYC," writes OMAR THAMEEN, a systems administrator at The Internet Channel. "There's a gang of us that gets together fairly regularly, including TOBY INOUE, CHARLES STEWART, DAICHI SHIMBO, YORY WURMSER, all '91 graduates. I even spotted ASMA NAEEM '91. Administering internet stuff and collecting loose change on the streets of New York has kept me pretty busy. If I can make some time for some of own projects, who knows? Maybe I'll end up on the cover of Hopkins Magazine."

BENJAMIN TOWNSEND, of Baltimore, Md., a graduate student in biophysics at Hopkins, writes: "Nothing changes in my life. I've been a graduate student, am a graduate student, and will be a graduate student for some years to come."

A resident in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, ERIC J. WASSERMAN, of New York, N.Y., spends his time outside the hospital with his wife, Deborah, to whom he was married on June 24, 1995. He writes: "We enjoy traveling, and although we have not been back to Hopkins since 1991, we are looking forward to spending a few days in the Baltimore-Washington area this spring."

HELEN M. WILFEHRT, of Carrboro, N.C., a postdoctoral associate at the University of North Carolina Medical School, has finished her PhD thesis. She writes: "The move from Chicago to North Carolina has been dramatic, both in environs and in weather, but I'm enjoying the slower pace of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina."

MARK L. WINGET, JD Harvard Univ. '95, has joined the Chicago office of the law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz as an associate in the corporate practice area. His practice focuses on corporate law and transactions. Before joining Vedder Price, he was an associate with Hopkins & Sutter in Chicago.

SHARI ZUSKIN, of Arlington, Va., a chemical engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, completed a five-year-long project last September--a national technology-based regulation that regulates the pesticide formulating industry's wastewater. Her regulation can be found in the Federal Register at 61FR57517; November 6, 1996.

ANDREW K. FRITSCH, of Sarasota, Fla., an attorney with Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsberg, P.A., graduated from Tulane Law School in 1995. His primary practice areas are commercial litigation, real estate, land use, and environmental law. He writes: "I married a girl from Sarasota on August 13, 1994. We spend most of our free time with our family and/or traveling. Having grown accustomed to larger cities (Baltimore, New Orleans, Tampa), we try to travel as often as possible (which, being a second year associate, isn't as much as we would like)."

A freelance piano accompanist and doctoral candidate at Julliard, CAREN D. LEVINE, MM Julliard '94, of New York, N.Y., is working all over the world. She is going on a Far East recital tour as accompanist with Barbara Bonney, a Metropolitan Opera soprano. NICOLE TWYMAN ROCHESTER, of Clinton, Md., is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Maryland and begins a residency in pediatrics in July. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Darryl, and they have one daughter, Diara Nicole.

CAROL ROSENTHAL, of New York, N.Y., writes: "I graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. with a Masters in Psychology in 1994. I then worked for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, before I moved to New York last year. I'm now working for the Susquehanna Investment Group, a Wall Street investment firm, as a systems administrator. I have the good fortune of living one block away from DEBORAH ROTH '92 and MICHAEL MCNAMARA '91. I also frequently see DAVE LISS '91 and DEDE WHEATLEY '92."

A student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, PHYLLIS A. SCHNECK, of Potomac, Md., plans to complete her PhD in computer science by summer 1998. She is the graduate student body president at Georgia Tech and works for a start-up computer security firm. She writes: "I love Atlanta and am having a blast, but I miss Baltimore and JHU a lot!"

SUZANNE WHITE, of Arlington, Va., a program examiner with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, National Security Division, loves her new position and reacquainting herself with the Washington-Baltimore area.

1992 (Med): MATTHEW J. MCGINNISS, of San Diego, Calif., writes: "My wife, Polly, and I have three children, and we both work at Children's Hospital in San Diego." He directs the molecular genetics laboratory, and Polly is a registered nurse. He has just received notice that he is board-certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics with the American Board of Medical Genetics, and has become a fellow in the American College of Medical Genetics.

1992 MA (A&S), PhD (A&S) '95: VERONICA DONAHUE DICONTI has published Interest Groups and Education Reform: The Latest Crusade to Restructure the School (University Press of America, Boston). In this book, two case studies--Minnesota and Baltimore City--outline the efforts and intentions of reformers and demonstrate the ability of interest groups to capture and define the purpose of a public institution at the state and local level.

1992 MD (Med): SCOTT M. SEATON, of Encinitas, Calif., is on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea serving with Commander, Amphibious Squadron Eight, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Nassau. He is on the staff of the officer in charge of the three-ship U.S.S. Nassau Amphibious Ready Group.

1992 MA (SAIS): CHRISTIAN ZACKER, PhD Free Univ. of Berlin, of Berlin, Germany, is assistant professor at the University of Potsdam.

PAUL R. REYNOLDS, of Newport News, Virginia, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Virginia. He plans to travel to Europe and Sweden this spring, and begins an orthopedic residency next year.

ANDREW WEINER, of Falls Church, Va., married KIM SOLNOV '94, MA SAIS '95, on June 30, 1996, in Florham Park, N.J. Many JHU alumni were present, including SCOTT HEINER '96, as best man, and LYNN BISIGADAI-MAILLOUX '94, MPH (PH) '95, as matron of honor. A student at Georgetown University Law Center, BOBBY ZIRKIN, of Baltimore, Md., writes: "This summer I led a group of young Democrats on a 40-state bus tour to campaign for Democratic candidates across the country. The tour traveled through the states in 80 days and 18,000 miles. The final destination was the Democratic National Convention, where I was given the opportunity to address the nation at 8:30 p.m. EST."

JENNIFER CONSILVIO, of Potomac,Md., has returned from Niger, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer. ANDREW FREEMAN, of Chapel Hill, N.C., who is studying for his master's degree from North Carolina State University, is engaged to LISA YACONO '94.

"I moved to Houston, Texas, last summer," writes TARIA HERZ. "Now I am living with DAVE GREENBERG '95, and finishing up my JHU SPH degree as an NCI cancer prevention fellow at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, assessing patient and first- degree relative knowledge of genetic testing for hereditary types of cancer. I went to New York City in November to be a bridesmaid at the wedding of SHIMONA FELLNER '94 and ARI KATZ '96, where I saw lots of old JHU friends."

GABRIEL J. KAUFMAN, of Scarsdale, N.Y., writes: "I spent last year back in Baltimore as a student in the School of Hygiene and Public Health and had a great time living in the city. I actually miss Baltimore and plan to visit later, but now I am busy with my studies as a first-year medical student. Life is good, but demanding."

DAVID SAVOLAINE, of Rockville, Md., is working in Ohio Senator John Glenn's office in Washington, D.C. He received his master's degree last May and is "finally gainfully employed."

A student at Villanova University School of Law, DAVID F. KWEE plans to graduate in May 1998. He has recently become engaged to Kathleen Cunningham from Coram, New York. A June 1998 wedding is planned. She is enrolled in the Master's of Education program at Dowling College and plans to teach high school or junior high school social studies.

DANIEL PIERCE HSU writes: "I dropped out of medical school after four days and went traveling. I married Patricia Beauchamp and have had the script of my travels in Chile optioned by Miramax. Production begins in spring of 1998, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed."

HOWARD MEARS JR., of Richmond, Va., writes: "I graduated in January with a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Virginia. I'm now working at McKinney and Company as a project manager doing both in-house and for-hire construction management and spending a lot of time with JOHANNE PHAIR '95. While I was at UVA, I shared a house with LISA SMITH '95.

Senior network engineer with Advanced Networks Services at Sprint, CUNG Q. NGUYEN, of Winter Springs, Fla., is married to W. Dean Norris II.

KERRY SCHALDERS and TERESA SLAZAS, of Arlington, Va., write: "Kerry and Teresa are still roommates and the best of friends, and spend a lot of time with good friends MICHELLE LEE, JEREMY HANCOCK, and ERNIE SHOSHO, all the Class of '95 and living in Washington, D.C. All of us make it a point to get together with pals KEVIN SMOKLER, JUSTIN SONDAK, DAVE COX, DAVE THOMAS (all '95) and DAVE SAVAOLAINE '94." They suggest "in a fit of laughter" that all their friends from Hopkins should move to D.C. Both plan to start graduate school next year. In the meantime, Teresa is enjoying her recent promotion at an optical framing company, and Kerry is enthusiastically working on a team to develop a new services business at a computer company.

A law student at the University of Colorado, LORI FEINGLAS, of Boulder, Colo., writes: "I spend almost all of my time studying in law school, but I made it through a semester successfully! In the free time I find, I try to get out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather. 'Hi' to the class of '96."

ANN GIRVIN, of East Aurora, N.Y., moved to Chicago last September to begin a neuroscience PhD program at Northwestern University. She loves Chicago, "despite the frigid temperatures." She writes: "SESHU TAMALA '96 and I have met up with several people passing through the central time zone, including CHRIS GUEST '96, SCOTT HARMON '96, and CHRIS WILLOUGHBY '95. I made it back to Baltimore and Washington this fall to visit KATIE WRIGHT '96, my other half."

"I have just returned to Hong Kong, my homeland" writes WINGSZE SHUM. "Hong Kong (a British colony) will return back to the rule of the Chinese Government July 1. This is a big transition for everybody in Hong Kong. I'm glad that I can be one of the witnesses."

1996 PhD (A&S): BYUNGCHAN AHN can be contacted at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, 680-749, South Korea.

1996 MS: DEAN R. WAKEHAM, of Irvine, Calif., recently returned from a three-month counter narcotics deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea on the guided missile cruiser SS Chancellorsville. Relying on their pre-deployment training, Wakeham's ship participated in the tracking and pursuit of two drug smugglers, resulting in the recovery of 53 bales of cocaine, which was worth an estimated $1.3 billion.


1926 (Peabody): RUTH VAN HULSTEYN, of Salisbury, Md., who played second violin with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for 45 years and was financial secretary at the Peabody Conservatory of Music for 31 years, died in November 1996, of a heart attack at the age of 91. She retired in 1985.

1928: EPHRAIM M. BAKER, of Hampden Township, Pa., died in October 1996. A retired sales representative from M. Brenner & Sons, he had been a partner in the former Thrift Candy Company, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Beth El Temple. He is survived by his wife, Frieda Brenner Baker, a son, a daughter, and several grandchildren.

1929: JOSEPH FREEDMAN, of Delray Beach, Fla., died on June 14, 1996. Formerly of West Hartford, Conn., he was the past owner of D. Freedman, Inc. in Hartford.

1931: SWEETSER LINTHICUM, JD Univ. of Md., of Linthicum Heights, Md., died of heart failure at his home in January. He was 89. An Anne Arundel native, he worked for several law firms before serving in the Army during World War II. In 1948 he started a law firm in Linthicum Heights and at the time of his death, was still working part time. His great-great-grandfather founded the community of Linthicum.

1932 PhD (A&S): EVELYN HOOKER, BA and MA Univ. of Colo., of Santa Monica, Calif., the psychologist whose 1950s research showing that homosexuality is not a mental illness and helped fuel gay liberation, died November 18, 1996, at her home. Her landmark study of gay men showed that homosexuals were not inherently abnormal and that there was no difference between the pathologies of homosexual and heterosexual men. Her work led to the 1973 removal of homosexuality as a psychological disorder from the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic and statistical manual. She received several awards for her work, including the University of Chicago honor of establishing the Evelyn Hooker Center for the Mental Health of Gays and Lesbians.

1933 (Nursing): ALICE ISABEL MUSTARD, of Coral Gables, Fla., died on October 11, 1996. She joined the Jackson Memorial Hospital staff in December 1935 as the first general duty nurse in the hospital. Committed to quality patient care, she was well known and respected in her community for her 31 years of service at Jackson, where she served as director of nursing, principal of the School of Nursing, and where she retired as associate director of the hospital. After her retirement, she served as vice president and director of the planning department of Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. She received several honors and commendations throughout her career and was honored by the dedication of the "Alice Isabel Mustard Award," given annually to an outstanding graduating nursing student from the Jackson Memorial School of Nursing.

1936 PhD (A&S): MELVIN A. PITTMAN, BS Citadel '25, MS Univ. of S.C. '26, of Chester County, S.C., died on September 13, 1996. As a lifetime educator, he organized William and Mary's Physics Department's first graduate program in 1959, and its PhD program in 1964. He was director of the National Science Foundation Summer Institute of Mathematics and Science Teachers from 1959 to 1967 as the dean for the school of sciences at Old Dominion University. He belonged to many professional societies, including Optical Society of American Physical Science and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, two sons, and a daughter.

1938: JOSEPH E. TETHER, BA Lehigh Univ. '34, of Indianapolis, Ind., a nationally known specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis, died in January at the age of 84. He was in private practice for 37 years and retired in 1989. He had been associated with the Indiana University Medical Center, having served as director of clinics, assistant medical director, chief of the diagnostic clinic, and associate professor of medicine and neurology. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, he was a 50-year member of the medical advisory board to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. He was also co-author of two high school textbooks, Modern Health and Human Physiology. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, a son, and two daughters.

1947: HENRY M. SIEGEL, MS Univ. of Delaware, of Baltimore, Md., a former press officer for B'nai B'rith and former director of communications for the United Way of the National Capital Area, died October 13, 1996, at Levindale Nursing Home in Baltimore, of complications due to Alzheimer's disease. In the mid-1940s, he worked for a short time as the writer and editor of a suburban Philadelphia weekly newspaper before joining the Wilmington Morning News in 1949 as a writer-editor, eventually becoming managing editor. In 1963, he joined the public relations staff of the Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia and helped to produce the company's newsletter and magazine. He moved to the Washington area in 1967 and became the manager of editorial services for Fairchild Industries in Germantown. In 1970, he was named director of communications for the United Way of the National Capital Area, and in 1974, he took the position at B'nai B'rith from which he retired in 1988. In 1977, he was held hostage by the Hanafi Muslim Group, during a takeover of the B'nai B'rith headquarters in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Siegel, and two sons, Lawrence and MICHAEL SIEGEL '74.

1948 (Nursing): BEULAH A. FISCHER, of Greenville, Tenn., died in January 1996, after a short illness. After leaving Baltimore, she and her husband, William, built a house in Greenville, where she continued her nursing career.

1948: REBECCA FAUST PITTMAN, of Valdosta, Ga., died in August 1996, of cancer.

1950: HARRY F. BATES, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died on October 17, 1996. During World War II, he served with the 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, 10th Air Force, in the China-Burma-India Theater, flying C-47 missions over the Hump. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Postwar service as a reserve officer included assignment as a mobilization designee to tactical air command headquarters at Langley Air Force Base. He retired in 1982, after 26 years with the civil service in information and public affairs positions. He was a member and former deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Newport News, Virginia, and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Braxton-Perkins Post 25 American Legion, and the Hump Pilots Association. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, a daughter, and a son.

1951 (SAIS): JOSEPH A. DISTEFANO died on May 20, 1996.

1951 (A&S): ELROY J. SNOUFFER, of Landsdowne, Md., died in December 1996, of heart failure at his home. He was 78. In 1965 he started hiking the Appalachian Trail, choosing a section of the trail he wanted to hike and driving to the starting point with his wife. She would meet him at the other end. He worked for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., while he studied accounting at the old Baltimore College of Commerce and became a public accountant in 1940. In the late 1940s, he established and became a partner of Snouffer and Co., auditors and tax consultants, and president of Snouffer Properties, Inc., a real estate corporation. He retired in 1996. He is survived by his wife, his son, and two daughters.

1953 MA (A&S): CHARLES COOLIDGE, BA Oberlin College '47, PhD Trinity College, Dublin '58, of Columbia, S.C., died November 19, 1996. He became an instructor in history at the University of South Carolina in 1958, was promoted to associate professor in 1962, and to professor in 1967. He served in many different capacities in his department, including director of undergraduate and graduate studies. He retired in 1992, but continued to teach one course per year for the department, completing 40 years of service to the university. He was presented with several awards for his teaching and served on many committees and councils at the university.

1953: JOHN O. POPE, former tennis and fencing coach at JHU from 1941 to 1953, died in March 1997.

1953 (ENG): HOUSTON REED PUCKETT, of Glen Arm, Md., died on July 20, 1996. After serving in the army as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, he joined Aircraft Armaments Inc., where he served in various engineering capacities and ultimately progressed to the upper levels of management before his retirement. He continued to do consulting work until shortly before his death.

1954 ScD (PH): JOHN JERMYN CHRISTIAN, of Starlight, Pa., professor in the Department of biological sciences at Binghamton University, died on January 26, 1997, at Lourdes Hospital. He began his teaching career at the University of Pennsylvania, JHU, and Albert Einstein Medical Center. He was the recipient of numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In addition to serving on numerous scientific committees, he contributed over 100 research papers to research journals, served for six years on the Endocrinology Study Section, and authored many book chapters with associates in research. His service time in World War II from 1944 to 1946 was spent in PT boats, a fact of which he was quite proud. An enthusiastic bird watcher and photographer, as well as a superb wildlife artist, his artistic skills were such that the secretaries in the department used to snatch up the elaborate doodles that he left behind after committee meetings. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

1954 (Peabody): DONALD WILKINSON KING, of Baltimore, Md., died in November 1996. He was 67. During his 45-year career in Baltimore, he was organist and choir director at the Hebrew Congregation from 1962 to 1994; Memorial Episcopal Church from 1954 to 1969; the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation from 1970 to 1984; and St. John's Episcopal Church-Huntingdon from 1988 to 1994, when he retired. He also was an organist with Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. He was known for his vast musical knowledge and his ability to find simple spiritual beauty in an American gospel piece or a grand 14th-century liturgical piece. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

1961 (ENG): FRED PAUL ESBRANDT JR, of Sykesville, Md., died on October 26, 1996, at his home. He was retired from Baltimore Gas & Electric, where he had been director of economic development. A former member of the Sykesville and Baltimore Rotary clubs, he also was a Paul Harris Fellow and a World War II veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.

1973 MS (ENG): STEPHEN W. BRADLEY JR., BS Princeton Univ. '71, of Towson, Md., died in November 1996 at his home. He was principal owner of MMS Systems in Towson and was involved in many projects for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Allied Signal, Bendix Corp. and Applied Expertise of Falls Church, Va. A member of many professional and civic organizations, he was a doctoral candidate at JHU. He is survived by his brother and two sisters.