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Alexander Charles Frankwich, Engr '27, celebrated his 100th birthday in January. Mr. Frankwich enjoyed a long career with the Western Electric Company from 1929 to 1966, during which time he designed machines to produce the trans-Atlantic telephone cable. He has eight patents registered with the United States Patent Agency.
Bryant Mather, A&S '36, A&S '40 (PhD), retired in 2000 after 60 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concrete research laboratory. At his retirement, he was awarded the Corps of Engineers de Henry Medal, and his picture was hung in the ERDC Gallery of Distinguished Corps Employees. At Engineer Day in 2000, he was presented an award for serving as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service from the time of its creation by former President Carter. In April 2001, he was the recipient of the Arthur R. Anderson Award for contributions to concrete research by the American Concrete Institute.
Maclyn McCarty, Med '37, a world-renowned medical researcher and retired physician and administrator at Rockefeller University, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by The Johns Hopkins University.
Daniel O. Hammond, A&S '42, writes: "I retired in 1990 from my Miami medical practice in gynecology. I now live in Wellington, Florida, a suburb of West Palm Beach. I recently began work as a volunteer physician in the Palm Beach County Health Department, and in March, I was recognized as the Volunteer Healthcare Provider of the Year for my work in the gynecology clinic. I also continue to play viola in the Palm Beach Atlantic College Symphony and in an informal string quartet. I am enjoying tennis, gardening, crossword puzzles, and grandfatherhood."
Mason C. Andrews, Med '43, has received the Distinguished Service
Award from The American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists. During 50 years of active practice as an
obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Andrews has helped to improve
health care in his native city of Norfolk, Virginia, and has been
a leader in the city's economic health, physical attractiveness,
and quality of life.
Charles J. Frank, Engr '49, of Timonium, Md., who has been a professional engineer since 1958, established Charles J. Frank, Inc., in 1969. He is married and has three children and seven grandchildren.
Alan Hofmann, A&S '51, Med '55, a gastroenterologist, was honored by the Mayo Clinic for his contributions to medicine and biomedical research when he received the Mayo Foundation Distinguished Alumnus Award on May 19. The award recognizes alumni of Mayo Clinic education programs who have achieved national and international distinction in their fields.
David Hauser, A&S '56 (PhD), of Elmira, N.Y., has published The
Only True America: Following the Trail of Lewis and Clark. Dr.
Hauser has taught at a variety of colleges and universities in
the humanities, has acted as an administrator, and most recently
has served as senior academic advisor at Harpur College of
Theodore A. Bickart, Engr '57, '58 (MS), '60 (PhD), the retired president of Colorado School of Mines and a leading figure in engineering education, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Harry Sterling, A&S '59 (BA), of Prudence Island, Rhode Island, is a director of healthcare data analysis.
James Kallis, Engr '60, is the recipient of the 2001 IEST
Reliability Test and Evaluation Award. He was honored for his
significant contributions to the integration of physics of
failure and analytical methods into reliability test programs,
the development of accelerated test strategies, and environmental
stress screening optimization. He is an engineering fellow at
Raytheon Company and lives in Los Angeles.
Alice S. Huang, A&S '61, Med '66 (PhD), has been appointed to the board of directors of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Public Agenda. Dr. Huang is senior councilor for external relations and faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology. She sits on the boards of Johns Hopkins University, the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and the Health Effects Institute.
Haig H. Kazazian, Med '62, chairman of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Ron Spark, A&S '63, a pathologist at Tucson Medical Center who serves on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, gave a satellite lecture in February on "Marketing Yourself and Your Group." The nationwide broadcast was part of the College of American Pathologists' Virtual Management College series designed to give pathologists cutting-edge information on hot topics. He has extensive public relations and communications experience in both electronic and print media.
Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University, was awarded the O.M. Miller Medal by the American Geographical Society for outstanding contributions to cartography. In March, he published Bushmanders and Bullwinkles: How Politicians Manipulate Maps and Census Data to Win Elections (Univ. of Chicago Press).
John Norman Abelson, A&S '65, George Beadle Professor of Biology at California Institute of Technology, has been elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society. Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the society is devoted to the advancement of scientific and scholarly inquiry.
Terry K. Sheldahl, A&S '67 (PhD), writes: "After five years as a visiting professor at Saint Leo University in Savannah, Georgia, I will begin transition to retirement by taking adjunct status in August. Mary Jane and I are in our 29th year of marriage. Our son, Christopher, expects to finish a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Finally, my book project, 'The Western Philosophical Association, Disciplinary Pioneer,' is moving slowly. Reduced teaching responsibilities should hasten my progress."
David M. Ozonoff, SPH '68 (MPH), chairman of the Department of
Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public
Health, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society
Ron F. Blackwelder, Engr '70 (PhD), a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California, University Park, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
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David Askin, A&S '71, is executive vice president and director of external affairs for Actrade Financial Technologies Ltd., in Somerset, New Jersey. Actrade is a pioneer in the electronic trade finance and payment services sector.
George L. Murphy, A&S '72 (PhD), of Tallmadge, Ohio, is a pastoral associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron and an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. He has published his third book, Toward a Christian View of a Scientific World.
Raymond Daniel Burke, A&S '74, is a partner with the Baltimore
law firm of Freishtat & Sandler, where he specializes in business
litigation. He regularly writes opinion commentary for The
Jeffrey Chappell, Peab '76 (MM), is co-chairman of the jazz
department at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. In
June, he was a participant in the La Gesse Music Festival in
Toulouse, France, where he performed works by Chopin. Also, he
wrote a feature article about the Piano 300 exhibit at the
Smithsonian for the November/December issue of Piano & Keyboard
Sante Matteo, A&S '77 (MA), A&S '83 (PhD), of Oxford, Ohio,
professor of Italian at Miami University, has been named editor
of Italian Culture, the journal of the American Association for
Italian Studies. He is the author of Textual Exile: The Reader in
Sterne and Foscolo and co-editor of three other books.
|Homewood's Glass Pavilion, relatively new at the time, was a hub for the crop of incoming freshmen in September 1987.||
Steven F. Rubin, A&S '78, of Fairlawn, N.J., associate chairman of the department of family practice at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, has been named the 2001 Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He was also elected to the board of governors of the American College of Family Physicians.
Herbert Lepor, Med '79, professor and Martin Spatz Chairman of Urology at the New York University School of Medicine, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Leslie Pedersen Lundt, '80, had her fifth child in December 2000, after being hospitalized for 10 weeks. She writes: "Blaine Christian Lundt is now a very chubby and healthy baby. Despite (or because of!) five children, I continue to practice psychiatry."
Ewa K. Hauser, A&S '82 (PhD), director of the Skalny Center for
Polish and Central European Studies at the University of
Rochester, has been chosen as a senior Fulbright Fellow for the
2001-02 academic year. She will teach seminars on American
culture and on the political films of Hollywood at the American
Studies Center of the University of Warsaw, beginning in
Oda M. Martin, A&S '83, is administrator for a property management company. She previously worked as an office manager in radio and television.
The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project celebrated
its 10th anniversary earlier this year and honored longtime board
member Terri G. Letica, A&S '84, and her husband Nick Letica, Eng
'84, for their decade of leadership, support, and dedication to
Cindy Raymond, A&S '85, writes: "A much-belated announcement of
my adoption in August 1999, of Gemma Hu Zhi Raymond. Gemma was
born in Fuzhou, Fujian, PR China on May 7, 1998, and she is now a
very happy, healthy, verbal, and active three-year-old. I, as a
single parent, am busier than I ever thought possible, but
happier than ever before as well."
Alexander D. Lee, A&S '86, is currently working as an emergency physician in Dallas. He writes: "I'm keeping busy. '86 classmates, please e-mail me at email@example.com and keep in touch."
Mark Campbell, A&S '87 (PhD), was promoted to professor in the
chemistry department of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Keith B. Bickel, SAIS '89 (MA), '99 (PhD), has published Mars
Learning: The Marine Corps Development of Small Wars Doctrine,
1915-1940. He is a military and business strategist in
Washington, D.C. and has served in the Office of Net Assessment
within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the White
House budget office, where he oversaw financing of Pentagon
operations in Haiti, Bosnia, and the Persian Gulf.
William Bowman, A&S '90 (PhD), has been awarded a J. William
Fulbright Research Grant to study in Vienna, Austria, in the
spring of 2002. He will use the grant to study the history of
medicine in Central Europe from 1750 to 1940. Professor Bowman
has been a full-time faculty member at Gettysburg College since
1996 and was granted tenure in 1999. He has been awarded the
college's Luther W. and Bernice L. Thompson Distinguished
Teaching Award and the Student Senate Faculty Appreciation Award.
Michael Greenfield, A&S '90, A&S '95 (MA), and Kimberly Johnson,
A&S '95 (MA), are proud to announce the birth of Elijah West
Greenfield on February 26. Mom and baby are both doing great!
Michael currently works as an administrator for UC Berkeley
Extension Online, while Kim completes her PhD in English at
Gregorio Gagnon, A&S '91, writes: "Wow! 2000 into 2001 has been a
real year of fun and change. In March, I returned from Dublin,
where I got my PhD in history at Trinity College. I also am
pleased to announce my acceptance into the Order of Saint John of
Jerusalem, due to my work with the order for my thesis. I have
just gotten engaged to my girlfriend of two years, Miyoung Kwak.
We plan to get married in September in New York. I am living in
Baltimore and commuting to College Park, Maryland, twice a week
to get my master's degree in library science--just can't get
enough school. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Steven H. Blum, A&S '92, an attorney for WorldCom Inc. in
Washington D.C., recently married Robyn M. Perlin. The couple
lives in Pikesville, Md., where Robyn is the assistant director
of the Rosenbloom Religious School at Chizuk Amuno
Jeffrey Buchman, Peab '93 (MM), sang the title role in Don
Giovanni with the Virginia Opera before a sold-out house at the
George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia.
Charles Chan, Engr '93, has recently begun an expatriate
assignment with Medtronic Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. He will be posted
in Tokyo for three years.
Haleh Abghari, Peab '95 (MM), '96 (GPD), has been awarded a
Fulbright grant for the 2001-02 academic year to go to Hungary
and study the vocal music and performance practice of Gyorgy
Jeff Booth, A&S '96, writes: "I'm the co-founder and editor of
the Student World Traveler Magazine, a national, bimonthly
publication for college-age travelers. I've spent a lot of time
traveling to China and most of Southeast Asia, most of Europe,
Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and taking photographs."
(Starowitz) Antolick, A&S '97, graduated from the Syracuse
University College of Law in 2000 and worked in private practice
for six months. She is now employed by the New York State
Insurance Department as an attorney. She and her husband live in
Albany, New York.
|Freshman orientation in 1998: picking up keys to the dorm rooms||
Nathaniel J. Dominy, A&S '98, successfully defended his
dissertation in anatomy on May 11, at the University of Hong
Kong. The title of his work is "Trichromacy and the Ecology of
Food Selection in Four African Primates." This summer he worked
in Costa Rica and Panama as a Smithsonian researcher, and he
hopes to begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of
Chicago or CalTech this fall.
Mary Allison Eichler, A&S '99, married Joshua D. Neuheisel, A&S
'97 (MA), '00 (PhD), on April 20. They reside in Hampstead,
1925: Samuel Morrison, A&S '25, Med '29, a retired gastroenterologist, died in May. Until he retired in 1978, Dr. Morrison practiced at an East Chase Street office in Mount Vernon and at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and also taught at the School of Medicine.
1930: Frank Slaughter, Med '30, novelist and physician, whose best-selling books often drew upon his medical knowledge, died in May. While working as a physician, he published 62 books that sold 60 million copies. Several of his novels became films. He is survived by two sons.
1935: Meyer Friedman, Med '35, a cardiologist who pioneered the theory of "Type A" personality, died in April. Dr. Friedman developed his model in the 1950s, concluding that aggressive behavior and stress doubled the chances that a man would suffer a heart attack. He continued his research until less than a month before his death while working at the Meyer Friedman Institute, which he founded in 1983. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
1935: W. Hollyday Hammond, A&S '35 (MS), former office manager and treasurer of Cogswell Construction Co., died in May. He was an active communicant in the Episcopal chapel at Fairhaven and enjoyed listening to classical music. He is survived by his wife, four sons, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
1935: Henry Mason Morfit, A&S '35, Med '39, who specialized in cancer surgery and contributed to the development of the University of Colorado Medical School as a major health care institution, died on April 19. A professor at the University of Colorado Medical School since 1948 and founder of the Bonfils Tumor Clinic there, he was honored with the title of professor emeritus after his retirement. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and four grandchildren.
1935: Carl Schlicke, Med '35, a surgeon, medical reformer, local historian, and civic leader, died on May 12. Dr. Schlicke was one of the "prime moving forces" in the development of Spokane as an internationally renowned center of medical excellence, and in the major expansion of the old Cheney Cowles Museum into the Northwestern Museum of Art and Culture. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.
1937: Russell A. Nelson, Med '37, president emeritus of Johns Hopkins Hospital, who served on government advisory committees to develop methods of improving health care delivery at lower costs, died on May 19. Dr. Nelson was president of the hospital from 1963 until his retirement in 1972. He headed the American Hospital Association from 1959 to 1960 and served on numerous committees, including a 16-member advisory council in 1965 that was aimed at helping the Johnson Administration with the Medicare program. He is survived by his wife and a sister.
1939: Nicholas J. Kohlerman II, A&S '39, Med '43, a retired surgeon and gynecologist who specialized in women's cancers, died in June. Dr. Kohlerman was chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the now-closed Church Home in Baltimore from 1962 until 1976, when he resigned upon the termination of its residency-training program. He then joined St. Joseph Hospital and had an office there until he became ill. He is survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters, and 10 grandchildren.
1940: Raughley L. Porter, Engr '40, a retired civil engineer, died in April. In 1975, Mr. Porter became a partner in the Baltimore consulting engineering firm of Kennedy, Porter & Associates from which he retired. He was past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Maryland Association of Engineers, the American Public Works Association, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, a brother, two stepdaughters, and ten grandchildren.
1943: Thomas Archer Hays V, a retired engineer whose family helped settle Bel Air, died May 24. During his 36-year career with Exxon Corp., Mr. Hays supervised the building of company facilities at Maryland service centers on Interstate 95 in the early 1960s. He also helped manage the petroleum company's Boston Street terminal. He retired in 1982. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and two grandsons.
1948: John Dennis Handy Wilson, Med '48, who lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., died on May 17. Dr. Wilson served as a radiologist until 1985 when he had to retire following a myocardial infarction and a ruptured mitral valve. He was a member of the Harrison County Medical Society, West Virginia State Medical Association, American Medical Association, and Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.
1953: John B. Urner, SAIS '53 (MA), who also held a PhD from the University of Chicago in Developing Country Planning, died on October 13. He headed national planning projects in Libya and Bangladesh, and primary education projects in Bhutan and Lesoto. In Egypt he monitored development projects of international agencies on behalf of the Egyptian government, and in the Philippines he worked to develop both road networks and planning capacity on the local level. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.
1955: Edward A. Dietrich Jr., A&S '55, a retired real estate salesman, has died of cancer. Mr. Dietrich sold homes for O'Conor, Piper & Flynn from 1978 until his retirement last year. He was a member of the Real Estate Million-Dollar Association Limited and was elected its president in 1985. He also held offices in the Baltimore City Fair, the Baltimore Jaycees, and the Baltimore Public Relations Council. In addition, he was active in fund raising for the Walters Art Museum and Gilman School.
1964: Phil Berger, A&S '64, a sportswriter, author, and screenwriter, died in March. A boxing reporter for The New York Times from 1986 to 1992, he was at work, until shortly before his death, on Total Boxing, a book with Bert Sugar that is scheduled for publication this fall.
1964: Samuel C. Williams Sr., A&S '64, former head guidance counselor at St. Paul's School for Boys and decorated World War II pilot, died in June. He was a member of the College Board and the Maryland State Scholarship Board. He was also a member of Virginians of Maryland, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Johns Hopkins Club. He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.
1974: Harriet Beth Granet, A&S '74, principal counsel to the State Retirement and Pension System of Maryland, died on March 21. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and an expert in taxation, Ms. Granet also handled fiduciary, real estate and investment issues for the agency. She is survived by her husband, her mother, and a brother.
1981: James F. Dunlay, Med '81, a family practitioner and teaching assistant at the School of Medicine, died in May. A resident of Columbia, Maryland, since 1987, Dr. Dunlay was a frequent volunteer at his children's private schools. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and his parents.
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