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Eugene Campbell, Med '33, is still active on the Water Board in the retirement community where he lives with his daughter, Marilyn. Dr. Campbell worked in Brazil on the causes of yellow fever earlier in the 20th century.


Edward L. Rowny, Engr '37, a former ambassador and retired lieutenant general of the U.S. Army, served as special advisor for arms control to Presidents Reagan and Bush. In June 1990, he retired from the government to become a consultant on international negotiations. He advises government officials and private organizations on political, military, and business affairs in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Japan, and Korea.


Betty Carlson Campazzi, Nurs '47, has served for six years on the executive committee of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. She has been honored with the Heritage Award for service to Johns Hopkins and was a surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. She, her husband, and her son, Earl J. Campazzi Jr., A&S '84, SPH '86, '91, who earned three degrees at Hopkins, live in Rochester, Minnesota.


Bernard J. Paris, A&S '52, '59 (PhD), professor emeritus of English at the University of Florida, has published Rereading George Eliot: Changing Responses to Her Experiments in Life (SUNY Press, 2003). His 12th book, this study traces the changes in his responses to George Eliot since he first wrote his doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins.


Allen W. Becker, A&S '56 (PhD), has been awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the commencement of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.


Eric W. Fonkalsrud, Med '57, a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. An outstanding leader during his 35-year tenure as chief of pediatric surgery at UCLA, he developed an active clinical and research program in the management of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adults.


Arthur P. Grollman, Med '59, professor of medicine, experimental medicine, and pharmacological sciences and director of the Zickler Laboratory of Chemical Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Grollman's studies have explored the relationship between the structure of damaged DNA and the enzymes involved in repairing it. His work has contributed to our understanding of the aging process and is used in developing cancer-fighting chemotherapeutic drugs.


Simon A. Levin, A&S '61, director for the Center for Biocomplexity and the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, has been named to the American Philosophical Society. He is also an associate faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute.


Marshall C. Goldberg, A&S '62, writes: "I have rejoiced in the Benedictine Oblation of my wife, Marjorie S. Abramovitz, through the community of Queen of Angels Monastery, Mount Angel, Oregon, on May 18."
    Jeffrie G. Murphy, A&S '62, is Regent's Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His most recent book, Getting Even — Forgiveness and Its Limits, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2003.


M. Louise Fitzpatrick, Nurs '63, is the first endowed dean at the Villanova College of Nursing. Previously, she was an associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College, where she received her doctorate in 1972.


Jayne Felgen, Nurs '65, president of Creative Health Care Management in Minneapolis, has been awarded the American Organization of Nurse Executives 2003 Community Partnership Award. The award is given to a leader in healthcare and in the community for enhancing the image of nursing, fostering involvement in public affairs, and forming strategic relationships and partnerships within the community.
    W. Leigh Thompson, Med '65, president and CEO of Profound Quality Resources Ltd., has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He is one of the country's leading clinical pharmacologists. At Eli Lilly and Co., he led development of major new therapeutic entities including the first recombinant DNA product, human insulin. During his clinical training and faculty time at Johns Hopkins, he initiated the first intensive care unit and developed hydroxyethyl starch as a blood substitute.


Quentin Coplon, A&S '66, writes: "Following a less-than-vigorous one-night write-in campaign, I have taken a seat on the Green Township (N.J.) Board of Education. Having spent the last 36 years as a public school teacher, I hope to use my experiences and views to improve our children's opportunities amid the current economic difficulties. At the moment, our local board is grappling with the search for a new superintendent, the construction of a building addition, and impending contract negotiations with the teaching staff."
    Kenneth A. Krackow, A&S '66, clinical director of the department of orthopedics at Buffalo General Hospital, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. In October 2001, he performed the first computer-assisted total knee replacement in North America, using a surgical navigation system he developed to assist surgeons locate exact points within the body.
    Charles R. Swift, SPH '66 (MS), went to Tanzania, East Africa, immediately after graduation as an employee of the Tanzanian government. His assignment was to set up a mental health program for the country, and he has published an account of those years titled Dar Days: The Early Years in Tanzania.


David Sullivan, A&S '67 (PhD), professor of biology at Syracuse University, has received the title of professor emeritus. His research focuses on molecular genesis and molecular evolution.


Perrin L. French, Med '68, and his wife have published a book on the life and work of his wife's brother, a street artist. The book is titled Baltimore's Own Little Italy Artist — The Artwork of Tony DeSales (Genovefa Press, 2003). The book was one of three finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Award of the Publishers Marketing Association in the Biography/Memoirs category.


David Bachman, Med '69, and his wife, Bunnie, lost their son, Eric Scott Bachman, who died in a car accident on April 3.
    Peg Cushman, Nurs '69, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession. She served for 16 years as president and CEO of the Visiting Nurses Association. In 1998, she joined the staff of the National Association for Home Care, where she served as dean and CEO of Home Care University, executive director of the Home Healthcare Nurses Association, and editor of Caring, NAHC's magazine. She is currently in the botanical healing master's program at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts.
    Thomas A. Woolsey, Med '69, has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, based on his proposal to compile a "living work" for researchers studying the brain.


Frank P. Castronovo Jr., SPH '70 (PhD), has been inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology. He is the director of health physics and radiopharmacology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct clinical professor in radiopharmacology at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in Boston.
    Myra Sklarew, A&S '70 (MA), has recently published a book titled Over the Rooftops of Time.
    Gabrielle Spiegel, A&S '70 (MA), '74 (PhD), has been named to a Krieger-Eisenhower professorship in the Johns Hopkins history department in recognition of her creative and imaginative study of historical writing in 12th- and 13th-century France. She has served as a member of the board of editors of the American Historical Review and vice president of the research division of the American Historical Association.


Richard Axel, Med '71, a professor at Columbia University and investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been named to the American Philosophical Society.
    Anton N. Marco, A&S '71 (MA), is a veteran writing mentor and the author of 10 published books. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Joyce, to be near his four grown children and "close to a dozen" grandchildren.
    Susan B. Shurin, Med '71, has received a 2003 Kaiser-Permanente Award for excellence in the teaching of medical students. A professor of pediatrics and oncology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she lectures in first-year molecular biology and teaches hematology to second-year students.


Barbara Awalt, SPSBE '76, and Paul Rhetts have published Nicholas Herrara: Visiones de mi Coraz&oacuate;n.


Andrew Hament, A&S '77, an attorney with the Melbourne, FL, office of Gray Harris, has won an important case (Phillip T. Breuer v. Jim's Concrete of Brevard) before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hament argued that Jim's Concrete had the right to move the case from state court to a federal court.


Charles Abramovic Jr., Peab '78 (MM), associate professor of keyboard at Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music and Department of Dance, has been awarded the Temple University 2003 Faculty Award for Creative Achievement.
    David E. Lilienfeld, A&S '78, Engr '80 (MS), SPSBE '01 (MBA), is moving to San Francisco to be senior director and head of drug safety at InterMune. He and his wife, Karen Rappaport, SPH '02 (PhD), and their two children, Sam and Eva, are looking forward to life in the Bay Area.
    Joseph Lobl, Engr '78, writes: "I currently work in the department of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where we've lived now for 13 years. Robin and I are enjoying the challenging task of parenting two active teenagers. I am still playing on community softball teams and somehow got roped into assistant coaching one girl's soccer team this year. Robin and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this year — a testimonial to a relationship forged over the flames of working together at the Gilman coffee house."
    Robin Taylor, A&S '78, writes: "In addition to being a proud soccer mom, I do a little freelance writing and teaching. I also facilitate Prejudice Reduction Workshops for our city Diversity Council, and volunteer many hours to my community, church, and my daughters' school."


Adrienne Israel, A&S '79, '84 (PhD), has been named chief academic officer of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a history and intercultural studies professor and head of the college's humanities division. She was interim associate academic dean during the 2001-2002 school year and was the interim vice president for academic affairs and academic dean for the past school year.
    Herbert F. Voigt, Med '79 (PhD), a professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, for his contributions to the understanding of the mechanics of human hearing.


Hershel Raff, SPH '81 (PhD), is co-author of a recently published college textbook titled Vander's Human Physiology (McGraw Hill).
    Ira Michael Rutkow, SPH '81 (PhD), a professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, was elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He is one of the world's eminent historians of surgery, and he is an internationally known teacher and founder of The Hernia Center, the nation's only private hernia hospital.


Rabbi Eric Polokoff, A&S '83, received his Sacred Theology master's degree from Yale Divinity School in May.


Earl James Campazzi, A&S '84, SPH '86 (MHS), SPH '96 (MPH), earned an MBA from Duke University in 1999 and was chief resident of preventive medicine at Hopkins School of Public Health following his two-year MPH in the same program. He served on the executive committee of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council for three years, received the Lange First Year Medical Student Leadership Award, and has authored several publications. He has been on the staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for almost three years and is a senior associate consultant and an instructor in the Mayo School of Medicine.


Karen Angel, A&S '85, has been named assistant editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal's Personal Journal section. Based in Hong Kong, she can be contacted at
    Paul J. DiMuzio, A&S '85, has been named the 2003 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation. The award recognizes productive vascular surgeon-scientists throughout North America who are engaged in an independent research project with the potential to revolutionize how vascular diseases are treated or cured. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. DiMuzio is an attending vascular surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School.


Scott F. Burns, A&S '86, who is married with two children, has been named one of Baltimore magazine's Top Lawyers. He specializes in personal injury law.
    John Kilgallon, A&S '86 (BA/MA), and his wife, Valerie, had their second daughter, Rachel, in November 2002. She joins dad, mom, and older sister, Mary, at their home in Laurel, Maryland.
    Elizabeth Suet Tse, Engr '86, and George Wing Au are proud to announce the birth of their child, Shangyin Clement Tse Au, on December 16, 2002. He joins his brothers, Guenyni Justin Au and Christopher Stanford Au. Dr. Tse is currently a senior technical staff member at AT&T Labs in Middletown, New Jersey. She can be reached at


Lloyd Melnick, A&S '87, and his wife, Jill, are excited to announce the adoption of their son, Carter Dinhtri, last September. They write: "Carter is a healthy and very happy baby, originally from Vietnam, and a wonderful addition to our family."


Robert L. Gould, A&S '88 (MA), has joined Constellation Energy Group as manager of corporate communications, where he will oversee media relations and internal and strategic communications.


Laura (Perlinn) Donegan, A&S '89, writes: "I'm finally leaving Andrews AFB and the USAF this summer and will be joining the internal medicine residency teaching staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. My husband, Robert, is already practicing there in the hematology/oncology clinic. We have three children: Ciara, Kristin, and Liam."
    Timothy Kusky, A&S '89 (MA), '90 (PhD), associate professor of geology at Saint Louis University, has recently published Geological Hazards: A Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 2003).
    Steven Y. Park, A&S '89, writes: "I am currently in solo private practice of otolaryngology on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Kathy and I just had another son, Devin, who joins 4-year-old Jonas. We are living in Mount Vernon, which is in lower Westchester."


Elizabeth Alves, A&S '90, and her husband, Mark, recently celebrated the birth of their second child, Henry, who was born on October 21. She writes: "Big brother Sam turns 2 at the end of April, and his parents think he's a future candidate for a Hopkins degree in engineering, if the design of block buildings is any indication." Elizabeth works part-time as deputy controller at a public health consulting company.
    Unice Lieberman, A&S '90, writes: "On February 16, I married Stephan Diamond, an information technology consultant and native of Baltimore. Despite one of the worst blizzards to hit Washington, D.C., in a century, we had a wonderful, white wedding. Many friends from Hopkins were there to celebrate: Mary Borja, A&S '90; Ely Brown, A&S '90; Marissa Brown, A&S '88, SAIS '90; Jonathan Engler, A&S '90; Darryl Flaherty, A&S '90; Tammy Halevy, A&S '90; George Lerner, A&S '90; Audra Chai, A&S '90; Kathleen McCarthy, A&S '89; and Laurie (Hartgrave) Vasquez, A&S '89. Stephan and I plan to stay in Washington, where I am now working as the director of communications for the American Cancer Society's National Government Relations Department."


Stephen M. Reid, SPSBE '92 (MA), of Myersville, Maryland, retired in April as the director of Emergency Services for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in Washington, D.C. In his new position as president of Stephen M. Reid and Associates Inc., he offers strategic operational analysis and planning as well as customized training programs to emergency service agencies, associations, and private industry. In August 2002, he received the prestigious Chief Fire Officer Designation from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.


Charles R. Beamon III, A&S '93, writes: "I am currently serving as a general medical officer with the Marines in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and doing well. I plan to continue a urology residency after I return to the United States."
    Edward Crane, SPH '93, was named an assistant professor of chemistry at Pomona College.
    Jason Klugman, A&S '93, writes: "I am still swimming and traveling the world. I won six medals at the 2002 Gay Games swimming competition in Sydney (my third trip to Australia). During the school year, I work as a public high school teacher in Philadelphia's oldest high school building. I also teach in the urban studies department at the University of Pennsylvania. Summer is still about teaching swim lessons, rollerblading, and seeing beauty in the world."
    Wendy Waller, A&S '93, received her law degree from the Roger Williams University School of Law.


Jeffrey Hoch, A&S '94 (MA), SPH '99 (PhD), received the Award for Methodology Excellence from the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research. Irshad Shaikh, SPH '94, '01 (PhD), is the survey coordinator for the United Nations' National Rapid Assessment Survey in Iraq, a project likely to take two to three months. Shaikh also served as the survey coordinator for the Afghanistan Injury, Mortality, & Disability survey (A-IMDS), a joint project of CDC, UNICEF, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.


Susan Ewart, SPH '95 (PhD), associate professor of large-animal clinical sciences at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. The award recognized the international prominence of her research to identify the genes that predispose some cats and humans to allergic asthma.
    Adam Lippe, A&S '95, writes: "I am proud to announce the birth of our second child, Braun Zev Lippe. My wife, Wendy, and I have a full house now! I still love my job as a prosecutor in Baltimore County, specially assigned to the investigations division."
    Juri (Pyun) Schauermann, Engr '95, announces the birth of her second daughter, Tessa Pyun Schauermann, on August 19, 2002. She writes: "My husband, Tim, and daughters, Anna and Tessa, live in College Park, Maryland. This past February, we celebrated Chinese New Year with Tandy Aye, A&S '95, and Tso Wei Liang, A&S '95, in Philadelphia."
    Teresa Slazas, A&S '95, is happy to announce that she recently married Marine Officer Tony Fabiano in a ceremony held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Sister Susan Slazas, A&S '98, and best pal Kerry Schalders, A&S '95, were maid of honor and bridesmaid, while friends Jeremy Hancock, A&S '95; Ernie Shosho, A&S '95; and Michelle Lee, A&S '95, were also in attendance. Teresa is working for BearingPoint's international public services division, where she has been traveling back and forth to Mongolia on an assignment to privatize several of the country's most strategic assets.
    Harrison D. Squire, A&S '95, writes: "I've just been accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. While over 75 percent get shipped to the Bronx or East New York, I've been placed in the fightin' 10th Division (everything west and north of Central Park)."


Stacy Bennett, A&S '96, SPH '98, married David Messerly, of Warren, Ohio on April 5. She writes: "David and I both work at the University of North Carolina Hospital. I am about to start my second year as a general surgery resident, and Dave is entering his second year as an emergency medicine resident. Other alumni at the wedding were Jennifer (Askanzai) Caplan, A&S '96; Carlene (Barents) Kuczma, A&S '96; Brian Kuczma, A&S '97; Cara (Vivarelli) O'Neill and Todd O'Neill, A&S '97; Joanna Mondgiardo, A&S '96; Amy Dodrill, A&S '95; Christy Peterson-Winter and Matt Winter, A&S '94; Michelle Lapinski, A&S '96; and Vanessa Bakert, A&S '97.
    Amy Hoang, A&S '96, SAIS '97, married James Wrona on May 31 in a double ceremony — first at their home in Washington, D.C., and again at a ceremony at the Johns Hopkins Club. Other alumni who attended were Jodi Fortney Asadourian, Engr '96; Greg Asadourian, Engr '95; Kathy (Day) Mullens, Engr '95; and Kali Murray, A&S '96. She writes: "I was very sad that my closest friend from SAIS, Najah (Ade) Drakes, SAIS '98, was unable to attend, but she gave birth to twin boys a week before the wedding. I've had an exciting year buying my first house, getting married, and starting a new business. All who want to say hello to us can write me at"
    Carin Moonin, A&S '96, married Justin Grow on a gorgeous day on the grounds of his parents' 19th-century home in Ringoes, New Jersey, on June 2, 2002. In attendance were Josh Siegel, A&S '96; Maria Maroulis, Engr '96; and "maid of honor" Jason Spicer, A&S '96. "In addition to getting married, I also recently changed jobs: After a successful career as a freelance writer, I've accepted a position as senior copywriter at the New York headquarters of Euro RSCG Worldwide. Justin and I live in a duplex apartment in Hoboken with our cat, Sid."


Geoffrey Corb, Engr '97, and Jennifer Greene Corb, A&S '98, of Stratford, Connecticut, welcomed their first child, Alyssa Lauren, on March 18.
    Amy Young, Med '97, is a flight surgeon in the United States Navy and was deployed on an aircraft carrier during Operation Enduring Freedom. She is currently completing her pediatric residency at the Navy Medical Center in San Diego.


Jorge Conde, A&S '98, is an associate in the biotechnology investment banking group at Morgan Stanley and plans to attend Harvard Business School in the fall.
    Seema Menon, A&S '98, married Rajen A. Shah on May 25, in Dana Point, California. Hopkins alumni who attended their wedding included the groom's brother, Manish Shah, Engr '91; James Pasmantier, A&S '96; Deborah (Liggett) Fellows, A&S '98; Alison Leavitt, A&S '98; Liz Pennington, Engr '98; Shrikant Rode, A&S '98; Sandra Sepulveda, A&S '98; Laura (Zeltmann) Smith, A&S '98; Emily Schuster, A&S '98; Olga Telgarska, Engr '98; and Stephanie Wirth, A&S '98. Seema and Raj currently live in Manhattan, where she is attending Columbia Business School.
    Flowarin Patanakul, A&S '98, is an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing Office Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.
    Emily Schuster, A&S '98, writes: "After two and a half years as a writer at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, I'm moving to the Boston area to pursue a master's degree in museum education at Tufts University."


Arvind Bakhru, Engr '99, and Julie Mallinger, A&S '01, were married on June 22, at The Hopkins Club. The wedding and the reception were attended by many Hopkins alumni and faculty. Julie is currently doing research at the University of Rochester's Cancer Center on the psychosocial needs of breast cancer survivors and is finishing her master's degree in public health. Arvind completed a master's degree in public health at Yale in 2001 and is beginning his third year of medical school at the University of Rochester.
    Andrea Casey, SPSBE '99, married Scott Eastman in June 2001. She is currently assistant director of career services at Brown University, and she can be reached at
    Shashi Murthy, Engr '99, writes: "I just defended my PhD thesis at MIT, so now I'm officially a very well-educated person! Starting in July, I will be a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Medical School, and will be there for two years."


Bryan M. McMillan, SPSBE '00, '02, program manager for Egypt Air Defense Programs Northrop Grumman Corporation, writes: "Marijke, Sebastian, Elisabeth, and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our son, Nicholas Eric Thomas McMillan."
    Heather E. Pielke, A&S '00, has founded a small company called MixedMedia.Arts LLC, located online at, which sells current-events related original works of art and limited edition prints, in addition to providing insider critiques of the news.


Adam F. Dorin, SPSBE '01, writes: "After practicing in Maryland for nearly 10 years, I moved my wife and three children to sunny San Diego. It's been almost a year now, and we absolutely love it here! I work with a big all-physician, all-board-certified anesthesiology group and also function as the medical director of a six-operating-room, freestanding surgery center."


Matt Paradise, Engr '03 (MS), has played an active role in the global war on terrorism while assigned to Carrier Air Wing FIVE in the Arabian Sea. His unit is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

In Memoriam

1929: Paul L. Cordish, A&S '29, who graduated with honors from Yale Law School in 1932, died on April 8. A former state delegate representing Baltimore City and special Maryland representative to the National Emergency Defense Council, he helped draft emergency laws in anticipation of World War II. He served on the board of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and was a supporter of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

1931: Randolph S. Rothschild, A&S '31, a patron of contemporary American music and a retired attorney, died in March. Mr. Rothschild was a major benefactor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Conservatory, and the old Chamber Music Society of Baltimore. In 1936, he joined the Sun Life Insurance Co. of America, a company founded by his father, Solomon Rothschild. He rose to become vice president and general counsel before his retirement in 1972.

1932: James Royall Tippett Jr., A&S '32, a retired attorney and decorated World War II veteran, died in March of pneumonia. A partner in the law firm of Hinkley and Singley, he was later associated with other firms, including Clapp and Somerville, and Whiteford Taylor and Preston. He retired in 1996. A member of the American, Maryland, and Baltimore bar associations, Mr. Tippett also belonged to the American Judicature Society. He was elected to the University of Maryland Law School's Order of the Coif.

1933: Abram Bergson, A&S '33, an expert on Soviet economic studies who taught at Harvard for almost 50 years, died on April 23. During World War II, he was chief of the Soviet subdivision at the Office of Strategic Services. He is survived by his wife, Rita Macht-Bergson, three daughters, and three grandchildren.

1941: Elliott Jaques, Med '41, a psychoanalyst, social scientist, and management consultant who coined the phrase "midlife crisis" and urged companies to adopt hierarchies that reflected employees' abilities to handle long-range assignments, died on March 8. Dr. Jaques wrote more than 20 books. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, his son, and three grandchildren.

1942: Charles H. Westermeyer, Engr '42, died on January 7. He was an electrical engineer who worked for Western Electric and AT&T Technologies until his retirement in 1981.

1944: Philip Whittlesey, Med '44, an internist who practiced medicine in Baltimore for 55 years, died in February. Dr. Whittlesey maintained a solo private practice and was an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, teaching a class in diagnostic techniques. An avid athlete for much of his life, he also enjoyed bird watching, gardening, computers, and kites. Until about five years ago, he flew a single-engine, two-seat Cessna 150.

1947: Roy Foresti, Engr '47, a chemical engineer who served 17 years as chairman of the chemical engineering department at Catholic University, died March 16. His specialties and publications included combustion and flame technology, kinetics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. After retiring from Catholic, Dr. Foresti was a chemical engineer for seven years at Vitro Laboratories.

1956: Donald S. O'Hara, A&S '56, died February 2.

1959: Carroll X. Skurzynski, Peab '59, also known as Carroll Skinner, was a professional musician and an educator in the Baltimore County school system. His musical career included accompanying Frank Sinatra Jr. and playing with the Zim Zemarel Orchestra.

1964: Joseph C. Callahan, Engr '64, a weapons research manager at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died in March. In 1967, Mr. Callahan joined the former Edgewood Arsenal, the military's center for chemical weapons research and training that later became part of the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He retired in 1996 and is survived by his wife, four daughters, and 11 grandchildren.

1967: George McGee Jr., SPSBE '67, a retired Westinghouse supervisor, died on February 23. He retired in 1993, after 33 years in the field engineering services division. He worked at Westinghouse operations in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Hunt Valley, and also spent time in Tehran, Iran. Mr. McGee was a member of Rolling Road Country Club, the Westinghouse Veterans Association, the Scabbard and Blade Society, the Marine Technology Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

1968: George Seaman, Peab '68, principal cellist of the Boston-based Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and a stalwart of Boston's community of freelance instrumentalists, died on March 30.

1976: Janet Kelly, SAIS '76, editor-in-chief of The Daily Journal newspaper and a political analyst in Caracas, has died. Ms. Kelly served as the dean of public policy at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies in Caracas, where she had been a professor since 1982. In February, Kelly led a group that purchased The Daily Journal, Caracas' English-language newspaper. She is survived by two children, Juan Pablo and Daniel Escobar.

1976: Geoffrey Ivan Kelso, A&S '76 (PhD), a partner at Kelso Atkinson, a human resources firm based in Melbourne, Australia, died on November 8. He is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Paul; and daughter, Amanda.

1981: Linda Carol Brooks, SPSBE '81, died on January 27.

1982: Christopher Stewart Campbell, A&S 82, died on January 19, in Portland, Oregon. While at Johns Hopkins, Chris co-founded the Progressive Student Union, which provided forums for debate on topics such as the war in El Salvador, the Middle East, and South Africa. After getting his master's degree in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic in 1992, he worked as a software engineer, including 10 years of employment with Synopsis Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon. He enjoyed playing guitar, writing music, hiking, and camping.

1985: Thomas H. Park, A&S '85, an expert in the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, died September 12, of myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart. He was in cardiology practice with the DuPage Medical Group at Central DuPage Hospital and was the author of numerous publications in his field. He is survived by his wife, twin sons, and a daughter.

1988: Robert Goldhammer, A&S '88 (PhD), an assistant geology professor at the University of Texas, died in an automobile accident during a summer field trip with some of his students. He had begun teaching at the university in 2001. Before that, he worked as a consultant and researcher for Exxon and other energy companies.

1992: John Jeffrey Wyman, SPSBE '92, a marketing manager at Avaya Communications in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was killed in a car accident on March 14. Surviving are his wife, Karen, and two daughters, Katelyn and Grace.

The Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

Eric K. Noji, SPH '87, helped develop the national biodefense system in the months following September 11, when he was appointed senior medical advisor to the White House Office of Homeland Security in the Executive Office of the President. A former faculty member at the School of Medicine, he currently is the special assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General for Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Heritage Awards
Recognize outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

John C. Rodowski, Engr '53, president of Discovery Pharmaceuticals, has contributed outstanding service and leadership to Johns Hopkins for almost 50 years. As vice-chair of the Society of Engineering Alumni, a representative for the Admissions Office to high school students, and class agent for the Annual Fund, he continues to dedicate himself to the involvement of alumni with the University and the Whiting School.

Ilene Busch-Vishniac, who became the sixth dean of engineering at Johns Hopkins in 1998, led the development and implementation of the Whiting School's strategic plan, which emphasizes collaboration among engineering departments, other Hopkins divisions, and outside institutions. "Dean Ilene" contributed greatly to the progress of the School and the University before stepping down from the deanship during the summer.

In Memoriam: Norma Blumberg, Friend to Hopkins Alumni

Norma Ray Blumberg, the wife of former director of Alumni Relations, Stanley Blumberg, A&S '35, died of respiratory failure on June 27. She was 81. After raising three children, Mrs. Blumberg became a librarian and branch manager for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and was a docent at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. After the death of her husband, Norma Blumberg was a constant presence at alumni events and an integral member of the Alumni Association. Surviving are her two sons, Andrew S. Blumberg of Rodgers Forge and David R. Blumberg of Roland Park; a daughter, Helen E. Blumberg, A&S '73, of Lutherville; and three grandchildren.

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