Johns Hopkins Magazine -- September 2000
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Alumni News
Editor: Billie Walker

Political scientist Pendleton Herring, A&S '25, '28 (Ph.D.), seated, was honored during Homecoming at Homewood with the Alumni Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for distinguished public service. Dr. Herring's long career included 20 years as director of the Social Science Research Council and almost 30 as president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Sixteen members of his family were on hand for the celebration of his award and of his 75th class reunion, including three other Hopkins alums. Shown with Dr. Herring and his wife, Jill, are (from left) Craig Phares and Kathy Herring '91, Alan '66 and Kathryn Parter, and Kathy and Jamie '86 Herring. See below for more reunion photos.

Trustee Barclay Knapp, A&S '79, left, and Richard McCarty, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, are well pleased with ceremonies last spring dedicating the James B. Knapp Deanship of the School, now held by Dr. McCarty. Barclay Knapp endowed the deanship in 1999 in honor of his father, a retired major general in the Air Force, who has since passed away.

A New Gold Standard

Last spring, upperclassmen and graduate students of four University divisions received Johns Hopkins rings at a ceremony marking the first time in decades that the University has established a single-design, copyrighted, official ring. Including family and friends, more than 300 people attended the event, representing Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Peabody, and Professional Studies in Business and Education.

"Let the tradition begin!" said Fritz Schroeder, executive director of alumni relations. "This classic, elegant, one-of-a-kind ring proclaims that you are a member of the Hopkins family." Featuring the University seal in a simple gold signet ring, the design was chosen by a committee of students. The new rings are available to alumni at the Homewood and Peabody bookstores, or at




In May, Carter Brey, Peab '76, center, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, received Peabody's Distinguished Alumnus Award from Deborah Kent, Peab '94, president of the Peabody Alumni Association, and Institute Director Robert Sirota. The same day, Mr. Brey performed as soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Kent presented Dr. Sirota with a gift from the Peabody Alumni Association of $75,000 toward new seats in the Friedberg Concert Hall.

Alumni Association Presents 14 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Last spring 14 faculty members from throughout the University's divisions were honored with Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Annually since 1992, each school has received a $2,000 cash award from the Alumni Association for the recipients, chosen by the schools themselves.

This years honorees are as follows:

Nitze School of Advanced International Studies -- W. Max Corden, professor, international economics and business; Gordon M. Bodnar, professor, international finance; Yahya Sadowski, visiting associate professor, Middle East studies;

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences -- Daniel Reich, professor, physics and astronomy;

School of Professional Studies in Business and Education -- James Wayne, faculty associate, Division of Undergraduate Studies; Richard Weisenhoff, faculty associate, Division of Education; Patrick Martinelli, senior faculty associate, Division of Business;

Whiting School of Engineering -- James V. Cox, assistant professor, civil engineering;

School of Medicine -- Edward McCarthy Jr., associate professor, pathology and orthopaedic surgery;

School of Nursing -- Michelle Haskey, instructor (pictured at right); Benita Walton-Moss, assistant professor (pictured at left);
Peabody Conservatory -- Julian Gray, guitar;

School of Public Health -- William Rising, assistant scientist, biostatistics; Leon Gordis, professor, epidemiology.

Smiles All Around: Homecoming and Reunions

Peabody: At a reunion brunch, four members of the Class of '90 smile for the cameras: from left, Matthew McCoy, Hilary Vrooman, Enid Baker McClure, and Matthew Rupcich.

Public Health: J. Harold Drudge, center, received his 50-year medallion from alumni director Ricky Fine, left, while Peter Timoney looks one.

Public Health: At the Biochemistry reunion, Professor Sharon Krag chats with Paul Caron '89 and D'Ann Caron.

Homewood: President William Brody stands in attendance with the Homecoming King and Queen Alejandro Tyler, A&S '00, and Barbara Ordes, Engr '00.

SPSBE: Dinah Spector admires Sheldon Cohen's 50-year medallion.

Nursing: From left, Annette Theriault Preston, Lolita Beidelman, and Cora Lawrence show off their 50-year medallions.

Bologna: Members of the class of '70 enjoy 30-year reunion.

Peabody: Mary C. Walker '34, Peabody's first alumni director (1967-76), greets Doris Rothenberg '46.

Nursing: Members of the Class of 2000 enjoy Homecoming weekend.

SPSBE: Geneviere Fleury '50 and Lews Fleury.

Bologna: Diane Hallock '80, SAIS '82, and Richard Montijn '80.

Homewood: col. Philip Mendenbach '60, left, marches with his father, Lt. Gen. Milton H. Mendenbach '29, who is seen just behind standard bearer William Rosse.

Nominations Due December 1 For Three Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association has two nomination periods for alumni awards, with deadlines December 1 and July 1. There are three awards:

The Woodrow Wilson Award for distinguished government service,

The Heritage Award for outstanding service to Johns Hopkins, and

The Distinguished Alumnus Award for personal or professional achievements or humanitarian service.

To nominate someone for any of these awards, please send a summary of specific reasons why the nominee deserves the award. (Please limit the length of the summary to one or two typed pages and do not send CVs.)

Send the nomination--along with your own name, address, affiliation, and phone number--to JHU Alumni Awards Nominations, 3211 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218; fax 410-516-6858; or e-mail

Commencement Photos Online

A slide show of University-wide Commencement ceremonies in May, as well as the Homewood Diploma Ceremony that followed, can be viewed at

Three Honored in Chicago

Two Nobel laureates and a long-time University trustee were honored in June at a splendid alumni chapter reception in Chicago. University President William Brody, president emeritus Steven Muller, and Louis Maccini and Carl Christ of the Hopkins Department of Economics were among the Hopkins contingent from Baltimore that flew out for the event. More than 125 attended the reception, which marked the first time three alumni in the same city have been simultaneously honored with Alumni Association awards.

Trustee Herschel Seder, A&S '39--Presidential Counselor who has served as chair of the Regional Major Gifts Committee and member of three divisional advisory councils--received the Heritage Award for outstanding service to the University. Two alumni who had each, in different years, been co-recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding professional achievement: Robert Fogel, A&S '63 (Ph.D.) and the late Merton Miller, A&S '52 (Ph.D.). Dr. Miller, who had been notified of the award before his death last spring, was represented by his widow, Katherine Miller.

Herschel Seder, Robert Fogel, and President Brody at the Chicago reception.

Upcoming Alumni Events

9 Los Angeles Chapter--Baseball, Baltimore at Anaheim
19 New York Chapter--Crabcake dinner
18 New York Chapter--G.O.L.D. Social
24 Dallas-- School of Medicine Alumni Event
25 Houston--School of Medicine Alumni Event
5 Philadelphia Chapter--Van Gogh exhibit, Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art
8 New York City--Johns Hopkins Medicine National Council Meeting
10 Pittsburgh Chapter--Event with Peabody Director Robert Sirota
15 Atlanta--School of Medicine Alumni Event

Click on or phone 410-516-0363 or 800-JHU-JHU1 (800-548-5481) for up-to-date schedule and information.

2001 Travel Program Offers Adventure, Fun

Opportunities for adventure, learning, fun, and good fellowship abound in the 2001 Alumni Travel Program. For more information on any of the following, write to Alumni Travel Program, 3211 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218; call 800-JHU-JHU1 (800-548-5481) or 410-516-0363; fax 410-516-6858; e-mail; or visit

Galapagos Islands,
January 12-22

Swiss Winter Escapade,
January 22-29

Jewels of the Lesser Antilles,
February 3-10

Amazon Exploration,
February 17-25

Antebellum South Along the Intra- coastal Waterway,
March 10-17

Alumni College in Sicily,
April 7-16

Alumni College in Tuscany/Chianti,
May 6-14

Village Life on the Riviera,
June 1-9

Passage on the Elbe Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland,
June 14-28

Cruise on the Norwegian Fjords, the North Cape, and Russias White Sea,
June 14-30

Alumni College in Salzburg, Austria,
July 12-20

Voyage of the Goddess Paris, South of France, Sardinia, and Italy,
July 13-26

Treasures of the Seine,
August 3-14

Family Alumni College in the Swiss Alps,
August 12-20

Alumni College in Sorrento,
September 10-18

Ancient Silk Road Beijing to Moscow on the China Orient Express and the Nostalgic Istanbul Orient Express,
September 21-October 14

Enjoying field trips during June's Alumni College in Sorrento, Italy, are, from top, Phyllis and Lew (A&S '57, Med '61) Sank, Maxine and Ray (A&S '50, Med '54) Doyle, and Audrey and Bill (Engr '48) Boenning.