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Solomon W. Golomb, A&S '51, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.
Arthur Ocean Waskow, A&S '54, has published his 20th book, co-authored with his wife, Phyllis Ocean Berman. It is titled A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: The Jewish Life-Spiral as a Spiritual Path. Rabbi Waskow has been the director of The Shalom Center of Philadelphia since 1983.
Michael B. Lukens, A&S '59, professor of religious studies at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, now serves as dean of the college and academic vice president.
William D. Coplin, A&S '60, professor of public affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, was recently featured in the spring issue of Syracuse University Magazine. He is founder of a campaign to encourage people of all ages to "do good" through volunteering, donating money, becoming active citizens, and pursuing public-service careers. Dr. Coplin has developed a community project-based approach to citizenship education that is used in more than 50 high schools throughout New York State.
Val Edwards, A&S '62, writes: "I'm still active in ham radio, W8KIC. I am now a competitive sailor, as well." Ray Starr, A&S '62, received the 2002 University of Maryland System's Regents Faculty award for inter-campus collaboration along with two colleagues in the University of Maryland Medical School. A professor in the psychology department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, he has been an investigator in a multi-site longitudinal study of families in which a child has been or is at risk for abuse or neglect. In addition, he continues his vocation as a visual artist with work in major national and international exhibitions and collections. He and his wife celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this summer.
John B. Beach, Engr '63, is a retired government employee
who is now a full-time charter boat captain operating the
Beachcomber out of the Rod-N-Reed Dock at Chesapeake Beach,
|In 1956, the Hopkins varsity football squad captured its first Mason-Dixon conference crown since 1948. (Photo courtesy 1956 Hulabaloo)||
Beverly E. Eanes, Nur '64, clinical director of Loyola College's Pastoral Counseling Department in Columbia, Maryland, has written a new book: What Brings You to Life? Awakening Woman's Spiritual Essence (Paulist Press, 2001). It was released shortly after September 11.
David L. Epstein, A&S '65, Med '68, received a master's degree in medical management from Tulane University School of Public Health. He continues as Joseph A. C. Wadsworth clinical professor and chairman of the department of ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine.
J. Michael Hemsley, Engr '66, writes: "After 33 years of
military and civilian service, I have retired from federal
service. I have joined the firm of Dewberry & Davis, LLC,
in Fairfax, Virginia, as project resources brand director
on the National Flood Insurance Project."
Robert D. Botjer, SAIS '67 (MA), retired from Citibank N.A.
in January 2001. He is currently living in Miami.
Steve A. Asher, A&S '69, an antitrust attorney, has joined
the law firm of Fox Rothschild O'Brien & Frankel, LLP.
Richard Sabreen, SAIS '71 (MA), has been appointed executive vice president and global head of media for Reuters. He will be responsible for overall strategy and business development for Reuters media business.
Cynthia Koonce, A&S '72, writes: "I have a flock of 300 ewes lambing 5-6 times a year on what's called the STAR system by Cornell University, where it was developed. I sell most of my lambs to a packer as "hot house' or roasters. The wool isn't worth as much as it costs to harvest."
Thomas A. Cebula, A&S '73 (PhD), lead scientist in
molecular biology at the Office of Applied Research and
Safety Assessment with the Food and Drug Administration in
Washington D.C., has been elected to the Johns Hopkins
University Society of Scholars.
Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, A&S '74 (MA), '75 (PhD), has been
appointed dean of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel
School of Applied Social Sciences. He has served as interim
dean since January.
Craig Thornton, A&S '75 (MA), '78 (PhD), has been promoted to vice president and director of health research for Mathematical Policy Research, Inc.'s Washington D.C. office. In this role, he assumes senior management responsibilities within the firm.
Mark A. Klebanoff, A&S '76, Med '79, SPH '83 (MPH), director of the division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been elected to The Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Rebecca Field, SPH '78 (ScD), was awarded a grant from the
J. William Fulbright Program for lecture and research in
Central America. She spent two months in Costa Rica to
conduct an intensive graduate course in field ecology on
wildlife-habitat relationships in tropical forests, and to
visit a diversity of protected habitats. She is an adjunct
associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources
Conservation at the University of Massachusetts.
David W. DeSmith, A&S '80, retired from advertising and is
now the editor of the New England Journal of Golf. He is
the author of two books on marketing and lives with his
wife and two sons on Cousins Island.
|In the mid 1980s, School Nursing Professor Stella Shiber used a mannequin to instruct students on basic first aid procedures. Shiber joined the faculty in 1962 and retired last April. (Photo courtesy 1956 Hulabaloo)||
Ted Robertson, A&S '81, writes: "I have joined Staedtler, the arts & crafts, drafting, and writing instrument manufacturer, as director of marketing for the USA division located in Chatsworth, California. I still live in Orange County, so I spend a great deal of time commuting on the 405 freeway into Los Angeles, but the job is great! My children are now 11-1/2 (Lauren) and 7 (Evan), and my wife, Donna, is staying home to raise them at this time. I still follow Blue Jay Lacrosse over the Internet."
N. Anthony Coles, A&S '82, was appointed senior vice
president of commercial operations-pharmaceutical products
at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He will lead marketing and
commercialization activities for Vertex's portfolio of drug
Viv Wasserteil Bucay, A&S '83, is a dermatologist, happily
married and raising three girls in San Antonio.
Virginia (Pugh) Teddy, A&S '84, writes: "I am living in Clarksville, Tennessee, with my son, Matthew (11), and daughter, Grace (9), and Flossie, the cat I got just three years after leaving JHU. I am a psychiatrist in private practice. Life is good."
Edward H. Laughlin, SPSBE '85, is the author of Coming to
Terms with Cancer, published in January 2002 by the
American Cancer Society.
|Members of the 1986 Orientation crew lent a hand to help new students move in at Homewood.||
Bill Both, Engr '86, and his wife, Connie, announce the
birth of their sixth child, Caleb Luke Both, born on July
24, 2001. Luke was the fourth of their children to be born
at home under the care of a midwife. Other siblings include
B.J. (18), Rachel (15), Jessica (9), Isaac (6), and
William James, SPH '87, has accepted a detail as director
of the U.S. Codex Alimentarius Office, which provides a
forum where member countries and international
organizations can meet and exchange information and ideas
relative to food safety and trade issues.
Rob Gould, SPSBE '88 (MLA), was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Maryland Air National Guard.
Thomas G. Mahnken, SAIS '89 (MA), '97 (PhD), recently
published his first book, Uncovering Ways of War: U.S.
Intelligence and Foreign Military Innovation,
Linda Couch, SPSBE '90, writes: "I've been working for IBM
Global Services in Asia Pacific, based in Toyko, for the
last four years. No plans to come home to Baltimore yet --
having too much fun, and my daughter is on her own at
college! Would enjoy hearing from the former fellow SCS
students or Hygiene Epi coworkers and grad students. I can
be contacted at
Carol C. Bennett, SPSBE '91 (MBA), a Coast Guard Commander,
recently returned from Operation New Frontier in the
Caribbean Sea while assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter
Gallatin, homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.
Andrew W. Bergen, A&S '92 (MA), writes: "Having wound up a
biotech startup in late 2001, I have joined the Cancer
Institute, serving as a staff scientist at the
Sherri Rumer Cooper, Engr '93 (PhD), writes: "We just
adopted our second daughter, Anji Mei, from China. Our
first daughter, Zia Mei, has been part of our family for
almost three years. We have photos from our trips to China
on our website:
Mary-Wanda Fandino, SAIS '94 (MA), is living in Los Angeles
and working for Nestle. She's enjoying "California living"
and periodic trips to Europe.
Rachel Murray, Engr '95, writes: "After defending a thesis
on the development of low alloy steel for rail on October
8, I was awarded a master's degree in materials science and
engineering from Penn State."
Vijay Padmanabhan, A&S '96, is an MBA student at Yale
University School of Management.
Elizabeth J. Kuchta, A&S '97, graduated from the University
of San Diego Law School in May 2000. She is currently an
attorney in San Diego County.
Dipankar Bagchi, SPSBE '98, is healthcare technical
competency lead of IBM's Washington C.C. Innovation Center.
He can be reached at
Eileen Cordoba, Nur '99 (MSN), married Sebastian Tongson
Jr., SPH '01 (ScM), on March 23 in Orlando, Florida. Fatima
Baysac, SPH '00; Eugene Millar, PH '00; Jennifer Arnold,
Med '00; and Hayes Davol, Nur '01, helped the couple
celebrate this special occasion. Eileen is a clinical
research coordinator at the Stanford University School of
Medicine, and Sebastian is a medical student at the
University California at San Francisco.
Marion Grant, Nur '00, recently won the Shirley Sohmer
Award for Research. This award supports nursing staff
members in the conducting of clinical nursing research that
has a potential impact on patient care. The award,
established in 1989, is funded by contributions from
colleagues, friends, and family of Shirley Sohmer, who was
the director of neuroscience psychiatric nursing from 1978
Edgar Brown, A&S '01, is currently serving as a platoon
leader for the 410th Military Police Company, 720th MP BN
at Fort Hood, Texas. He writes: "My first assignment, on my
first day as platoon leader, was to secure an airfield for
the arrival of President Bush, then to secure Air Force One
for two weeks while he spent the holidays in Texas."
Shelley R. McCormick, A&S '01, writes: "I am currently working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, doing clinical [research] on breast and ovarian cancer."
Herman Krieger Goldberg, A&S '32, MD '36, a former chief of ophthalmology at Sinai Hospital and ophthalmologist-in-chief at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, died in June. He also was an associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Hopkins School of Medicine, and he established the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital with the help of his uncle, the late Baltimore philanthropist Zanvyl Krieger. He is survived by a son, two daughters, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Evelyn E. Singleton Thon, A&S '33 (PhD), a world traveler, died in June. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Goucher College in 1930. While doing her graduate work at Hopkins, she met her future husband, Robert W. Thon Jr., a student in the political economics doctorate program at Hopkins. She is survived by two sons, and eight grandchildren.
Alfred James Perkins, A&S '37 (PhD), died on January 11. Dr. Perkins was a member of the faculty of the department of medicinal chemistry at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, where he taught until he retired in 1978. In his final years at the university, he served as dean of the graduate school. He is survived by his wife, three children, six grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Richard S. Schlotterbeck, Engr '37, a retired chemical engineer, died last August 25. Mr. Schlotterbeck was secretary of the Class of '37 and president of Tau Beta Pi. He worked for General Electric for over 41 years and was a pioneer in the production of silicon semi-conductors. He retired to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1978, and was active in many religious, professional, and civic organizations, and enjoyed many Alumni Association trips. He is survived by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren.
John H. Brewer, Med '38 (PhD), was an expert in microbiological sterilization at Becton Dickinson and Company, from which he retired as director of biological safety. After his retirement, he returned to his native Texas and was appointed professor at Hardin Simmons University, where he established the HSU Science Research Center. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Jay Henry Stoudenmire, Engr '49, '57 (MSE), a retired electrical engineer who worked for AlliedSignal Corp. for more than 40 years, died in June. He retired in 1988 and maintained a tool-filled workshop in the basement of his home, where he enjoyed working on his projects. He was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers and Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Stoudenmire is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.
Jerome "Jerry" Williams, A&S '52 (MA), who taught oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis for 33 years before retiring in 1990 as a professor emeritus, died June 7. He is the author of about 50 technical papers as well as Naval Academy texts and books for children. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and three granddaughters.
John J. Bioletti, Med '54, died on April 9.
Ronald N. Fox, A&S '59, died in October in Oxford, Maryland.
David F. Eidman, Engr '60, a retired civil engineer with the State Highway Administration and active churchman, died in June. He enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables and was an avid Orioles fan. Mr. Eidman volunteered preparing income taxes for senior citizens and was a member of the Prettyboy Swingers, a square dancing club. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, a brother, a sister, and four grandchildren.
Beatrice Lorraine Carrington Myers, SPSBE '62, a retired Baltimore public school administrator who was active in the outreach ministry of Metropolitan United Methodist Church, died in May. She is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, her stepmother, and three nephews.
Iris Precourt McGillivray, SPSBE '68 (MLA), a former Anne Arundel County librarian, died in May. She maintained a life-long interest in anthropology and archaeology and was a longtime member of the Archaeological Society of Maryland. She is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, and two grandsons.
Francis W. Gillet Jr., SPSBE '94 (BS), a realtor and former Maryland liquor distributor, died in May. He sold real estate for Sotheby's in Palm Beach, Florida, where he moved about 35 years ago. He was formerly a wholesale liquor salesman for Gillet-Wright Inc., a family-owned South Fulton Avenue business in Baltimore that distributed the Hiram Walker beverage line. A hunter, he was president of Game Conservancy USA and had served in the Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant.
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