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GENE GREENFIELD, PhD (ENG) '34, writes: "As I approach 93 years, I am so grateful my physical and mental condition permit me to enjoy life. A mainstay has been, and is, music--a love instilled by my beloved cellist wife and my son, Eric. We have been playing for hospital groups, retirement homes, and such." One of these concerts included an impromptu performance for 100 guests of the legendary Delta Queen steamboat. The concert earned him tumultuous applause and celebrity status for the remainder of the five-day voyage.


ROBERT S. BUXBAUM, MS (ENG) '53, of Baltimore, is retired. He enjoys woodworking, refinishing furniture, and Hopkins activities.
    ALLAN ELWOOD DOYLE, of Mt. Lemmon, Ariz., is an instructor at Pima College. He enjoys travelling, hiking, bicycling, and participating in the Senior Olympics.
    SOLOMON W. GOLOMB, PhD Harvard Univ. '57, of La Canada, Calif., has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Richard W. Hamming Medal. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to information sciences and systems, and Dr. Golomb has been singled out as a major figure of coding and information theory for over four decades, notably for his ability to apply advanced mathematics to problems in digital communications.
    L. CARROLL YINGLING JR. writes: "I have just returned to the United States after celebrating my seventieth birthday by walking El Camino de Santiago (the Way of Saint James) from St. Jean Pied Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain just seemed like a neat thing to do. I will be lecturing on El Camino for the next year and hopefully, will be turning my journal into some sort of publication."

1951 MA: RAY HANCOCK and his wife, Ruth, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 17 with a gathering of family from across the country. A reception for friends was held on May 25 at Emory & Henry College.


THEODORE A. BICKART retired on August 1 as the 17th president of the Colorado School of Mines, an engineering and earth sciences university. He is credited with building ties with the school's alumni and donors, as well as with the Golden, Colorado, community. Mr. Bickart is a fellow of the IEEE and the ASEE and has worked with ABET to advance engineering accreditation. He previously served for nine years as the dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, and before that, served as dean of engineering and a member of the electrical engineering faculty at Syracuse University.


MARJORIE DOBRATZ continues as nursing director at the University of Washington.
    DONALD C. FRIEDMANN, of Owings Mills, Md., writes: "Since retirement, I am deputy secretary, radio officer, and odd-job man for Project Liberty Ship, a still-sailing WWII Liberty ship, docked in and sailing from Baltimore. At the same time, I tutor elementary students in letters and reading. This keeps me on my toes. Plus, I am still trying to catch up with general reading that I missed while studying at Hopkins! As for the rest, retirement is just great--we wish we had done it earlier."

1960 MD (Med): CHARLES CLAYDON is currently completing his master's degree in theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He recently retired as chief of surgery at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

1960 MD (Med): DIETER W. GUMP is emeritus professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was in Kenya, Africa, for 11 months doing clinical work, teaching, and consultating on malaria in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


HAROLD ISLEV-PETERSEN JR. writes: "I just designed a 42-foot lobster boat in live-aboard configuration. MoonDance was built in Prince Edward Island, Canada. My wife, Barrie and I, along with four friends, brought her home 'on her own bottom' in nine days and a total of 1,200 miles."
    PAUL T. LOVEJOY spent four months in Shanghai consulting on a steel plant after his retirement. He writes: "I still run enough to please the old coach of freshman gym, which I hated."


1965 MD: WILFRED Y. FUJIMOTO, of Seattle, has been elected to the American Diabetes Association's National Board of Directors. Dr. Fujimoto is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is also an attending physician for endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Washington Medical Center and an associate medical staff member at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

1965 MD (Med): KATE SEWALL has been an anesthesiologist at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, since 1973. She has a busy clinical practice and also has a clinical teaching appointment at the University of Vermont.


MEREDITH CENSULLA, PhD, is serving in the Peace Corp in Eastern Caribbean (Dominica).
    HENRY DITMAN has published two books of poetry: Tales of a Country Rhymer and The Ballad of Bird Hill.
    DAVID DOWELL has been practicing law for the past 36 years. He is a part-time professional pilot and a music instructor.
    EDWARD ENGLE has recently returned from a 27-month assignment on the staff of U.S. Forces Europe in Stuttgart, Germany. He began work on the Navy staff in the Pentagon in mid-September. He intends to retire and go cruising full-time on the S.V. Veritas in a year or two.
    FREDERICK STEPHEN FOGELSON retired from his active orthopedic surgery practice in 1997. He is currently doing medical consulting for Trigon Blue Cross of Virginia and several law firms.
    ALLAN HUSTON retired from Pepsico in 1996, after working there for 25 years. He is an avid golfer and an Applebee's franchisee with 30 restaurants.
    ADAM KLINE writes: "I've been a trial lawyer in Seattle since 1973, following an 18-month project with a civil rights group in Mississippi. I've enjoyed working with the ACLU on free speech cases, in addition to my personal injury practice. I was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1997 and currently serve on the Judiciary Committee and Ways and Means. My wife, Laura Gene Middaugh, is a candidate for judge in Superior Court. My daughter, Genevieve, is considering applying to Hopkins for graduate work in Classics."
    JOHN MACLAY has been working as a writer and has sold more than 100 short stories. He also is still involved in working to preserve Baltimore's historic buildings. HENRY SAALINGER retired from EBM after 25 years and has been with Lockheed Martin Technical Services for five years. He is enjoying being a new grandfather.


BARBARA GORMLEY is the coordinator of the Johns Hopkins International Society at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    ROBERT RIZZA has been awarded the Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Rizza is chair of the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota, and professor of medicine at the Mayo Medical School. He is well known for his work on hypoglycemia and counterregulation and for defining the mechanism responsible for the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. As chair of the American Diabetes Association's Provider Recognition Committee, he played an integral role in launching the Association's Provider Recognition Program, a national effort to measure the quality of care people with diabetes receive.

1967 MD (Med): LARRY G. ANDERSEN is in private practice with rheumatology associates in Portland, Maine. His teaching affiliations are with the Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont Medical School. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology and served for many years as director of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center.

1967 MD (Med): SIDNEY BLOCK received the Pauling Phelps Award from the American College of Rheumatology. This award is given for outstanding service on behalf of clinical rheumatologists and ACR.

1967 MAT (CS): PENNY (MORGAN) COLMAN is the author of Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America. Her other books include Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II and Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burials.


JOHN JOHNS, associate professor of guitar and chair of the guitar department at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was invited to perform in Paris and Nice this past spring.

1970 MA (A&S): CHARLES PLYMELL has published a book of poetry, Hand on the Doorknob (Water Row Press).


THOMAS APPICH recently switched from foreign language studies to computer support and earned an A+ certification and the Microsoft MCSE.
    STEVE BARTLETT works at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He writes: "After 29 years, I'm not teaching history anymore. College counseling, plus being a dormitory teacher, keeps me busy. I'm chairman of the Parish Council and Lector at Sts. Peter and Paul. My hobbies are books, reading, and bicycling. I also enjoy all sorts of motor trips, all over the eastern third of the United States."
    PAUL BODNAR writes: "Sally and I had our 25th anniversary and 50th birthdays this year and celebrated by taking a trip through France and Spain with the kids. Our daughter, Beth, is working in clinical psychology in Atlanta. Our son, Ben, seems delighted with Stanford, including his trip to Japan with the Mendicants a cappella group. I am still working hard to deliver quality medical care at Clinical Associates, P.A."
    JAMES CLEARY JR. is co-author of "Construction Industry: Problems of Contract Interpretations and Solutions" with Lawrence A. Steckman. The article was published in the January 1998 issue of the Defense Council Journal.
    BILL DONOVAN recently began a new career at Pinpoint Training. EDWARD DOUGHERTY JR. is a dentist who specializes in implant surgery. He is a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.
    ROBERT DUNCAN still plays and coaches lacrosse. He and his wife, Beth, and their three children travel abroad every summer. BOB FLAX sings in the chorus of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco. He completed 20 years as general counsel for a regional bank and left earlier this year to be counsel for an internet startup.
    GLEN FULLER is working at NASA as comptroller. He is responsible for all agency aeronautics, commercial technology, and advanced space transportation programs. His son is a 1997 Hopkins graduate and a lacrosse fan. Glen's two daughters are pursuing meteorology and entertainment careers.
    WARREN R. LEIDEN writes: "My corporate immigration law firm, Berry, Appelman & Leiden, LLP, has hired its 22nd lawyer and will open a third office in Virginia in January 2001." JOHN McCLUNG is currently director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program and New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center.
    DARRELL A. PALLADINO writes: "Our 13-year-old son, Nicholas, successfully underwent his fourth cardiac catheterization at Boston Children's Hospital last year. Previously, he underwent a procedure developed in the mid-80s from the prior Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure created by Hopkins staff for pediatric patients. I am pleased to say that Nicholas is doing fine." MICHAEL SAFDI writes, "I have two great boys, too little time, and too little hair."
    DALE SCHULER and his wife, Vera, moved in 1996 to a home on the Occoquan River near Manassas, Virginia. They enjoy their children, Kara and Derek, and are "hoping for grandchildren." Dr. Schuler, who is employed as a research electronics engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers this year. DAVID G. SMITH writes: "I've been living in Southern California since 1975. I sold a manufacturing business in 1985 and have been semi-retired ever since, but I am about to re-enter the 'world of work.'"
    ROLAND STEVEN SUMMERS, immediate past president of the Medical Association of Georgia, is a delegate to the AMA and sits on the Georgia State Board of Medical Licensure. He and his wife, Sylvia, are the parents of five children.
    DONALD TOBIN was president and chief executive officer and owner of Tobin Home Fashions, Inc. until 1999, when he sold the major home textile company. He continued to serve as president until early this year when he became senior consultant.
    GERALD TOBIN, an attorney practicing in New York City, writes: "In my first foray into elective politics, I was recently elected to the Montclair, New Jersey Township Council."
    CLARENCE ZUVEKAS JR. is an international economist and has served as a consultant to the government of Honduras on economic policy since 1997.

1971 MA (SAIS): LYNN K. MYTELA writes: "On July 1, 2000, I assumed the post of director of the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies in Maastricht, The Netherlands.


SAUL E. ZALESCH left a career in law to become an art historian. He was just awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Louisiana Tech University. He is also director of Tech's art gallery and on the boards of the Southeastern College Art Conference and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council.


1974 BM (Peabody): JAMES BOLYARD was the bassoonist on a period instrument when the Washington Bach Consort opened the Chorus America conference in Baltimore on June 7. '77

DAVID H. NEVINS, of Hunt Valley, Md., is president of Nevins & Associates. He has been appointed to the Board of Regents at the University System of Maryland by Gov. Parris Glendening.
    DOUG WARREN writes: "It's been a busy year for the Warren family. My wife, Melissa, son Daniel and I welcomed Drew Cameron Warren into our family on May 15, 1999. On November 15, I left Hopkins after 18 years to join the development office of a local community health care organization--LifeBridge Health--as donor relations manager. So far, I have been having a terrific time. The JHU Alumni Relations Office organized a wonderful going away party for me at Steinwald House last fall, and when I attended the Homecoming lunch and lacrosse game with my family this past April (as paying guests, thank you), I had my best Homecoming experience in ten years! I've kept my JHU e-mail alias and would love to hear from old friends. You can reach me at"

1977 MM (Peabody): HUGH WOLFF, MM (Peabody) '78, is leaving the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra after nearly 600 concerts, 22 recordings, and more than 150 radio broadcasts. Mr. Wolff and his family are moving to London. He will continue as chief conductor of the Franklin Radio Symphony in Germany.


MARGARET R. ZUEHLKE and her husband, Kurt, announce the birth of their son, Nathan Conner, on March 9. He joins Timothy, Sarah, Matthew, David, Benjamin, and Christopher. She writes: "My husband is stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and we are busy with homeschooling."


1979 MM (Peabody): JUDY LEE WHEELER LOEHR, MDiv Vanderbilt University '94, is executive director of The Liturgical Conference in Washington D.C., and she is pastor of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.


MARK THADDEUS GRAY, MBA (JHU) '00, of Lansing, Kansas, is a major in the U.S. Army. He writes, "I served with the U.S. Army as Peacekeeper all of last year as part of Operation Joint Forge. I was selected to attend resident CGSC at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as the only member of the Civil Affairs branch of the U.S. Army. I married Charolotte Arceneaux on July 3, 1999."


MS (SAIS): GAIL LUSBY writes: "After 15 years in investment banking, which took me to Paris, London, New York, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and back to Paris, I decided to turn my passion for paintings into my new business and founded La Gailery with offices in Paris and a website at I do only shows. The next one will be at the Cyclorama in Boston on November 9-13. Needless to say, I am happy to show any JHU visitor my paintings at my office in Paris near Hotel Drouot. Making an appointment is recommended because I travel a lot. Contact me at"

1982 PhD (A&S): ROBERT J. OWENS has been appointed Toyozo W. Nakarai Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emmanuel School of Religion, a graduate theological seminary in Johnson City, Tennessee.

1982 PhD (A&S): SALLY PRICE, an anthropologist, has been elected to life membership in the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Price divides her time between the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she holds the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Chair in American Studies and Anthropology and teaches every fall semester, and the island of Martinique, where she and her husband, anthropologist Richard Price, have had a home since 1987. As a scholar, she has contributed to the fields of art, gender, folklore, history, and museum studies. Her current research focuses on the American artist Romare Bearden, who, like the Prices, maintained a home in the French Caribbean.


MICHAEL BERGMEYER, MA (SAIS) '82, of London, is vice president of international sales and marketing for Dow Jones Newswires. JOHN MORRIS, MBA Univ. of Maryland, and his wife, Paige, announce the birth of their first child, Thomas Rand Morris, born on August 11th in Columbia, Maryland.


STEPHANIE CLINTONIA BODDIE, of Philadelphia, a PhD candidate in social work at the University of Pennsylvania, has co-authored a book titled The Invisible Caring Hand of American Congregations. She is also working on a study on the census of Philadelphia congregations and their social and community programs.
    REGINA BELECKAS KELLY recently accepted a position at NYU School of Medicine as assistant director of corporate and foundation relations. She writes: "Last year, I was married to Brian G. Kelly. We live in Cranford, New Jersey, with our two dogs: Barry, a German Shepherd and Husky mix, and Kristen, a Rottweiler mix."
    JEANNE TOUSSAINT, MBA Univ. of Maryland '91, recently had twin girls: Rebecca and Amanda Hewitt. They complete the family of big sister Jennifer Hewitt and proud father Bart Hewitt.


1987 MM (Peabody): CYRUS GINWALA, music director of the Kingsport Symphony in Kingsport, Tennessee, is an artist on the faculty in conducting at the Sewanne Music Festival, where he led the Sewanee Symphony on July 9.


ROBERT LEE GOULD, of Elkridge, Md., has been named assistant vice president-corporate communications and public affairs for CSX Corporation. He will continue to be responsible for directing the corporation's external communications efforts at the national level as well as communications activities in the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. He serves on the board of directors of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore and is a member of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, where he has been active for nearly 20 years.
    BRUCE HENOCH, JD Emory Univ. '92, writes: "My wife, Robin, gave birth to our second child, Alexander Colin Henoch, on July 11, 2000. He was welcomed by his older sister, Gabrielle, a selfless 2-year-old, who is thrilled to no longer be the center of attention, and our faithful yellow lab, Woodstock, who is grateful that there is an additional child to throw food on the floor. We recently moved to Potomac, Maryland, and I was promoted to the position of senior counsel at COMSAT Corporation in Bethesda."


1989 DMA (Peabody): EVAN PAUL WALKER attended the Ingo Titze's Summer Vocology Institute this summer. Dr. Walker continues to direct the music program at Carroll Community College, where the ground breaking for a new fine arts building is scheduled for the fall, and an opera tour of Rome and Naples is scheduled for January.


SUZY KIM BAGGA, JH Univ. of Illinois '94, of Bronx, N.Y., enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, while her husband Ranjit completes his second fellowship in neurointerventional radiology at Columbia University. Her son, Gilman, has started preschool.
    HELEN A. BRODER, of New York, writes: "I am now the vice president of marketing for National Telewire Corporation. I travel throughout the U.S. doing presentations for various conferences. I am beginning my pursuit of my MBA while making the time to volunteer weekly at the Saint Thomas Church soup kitchen. We deliver meals to the homeless throughout midtown Manhattan."
    KATHERINE CALVEY was invited to perform a solo recital in The Year 2000 International Flute Festival in Mexico City.
    AMY (PARKE) CANTILINA, MS SAIS '92, and TOM CANTILINA '90 write: "We've had lots of changes in our lives in the past few months. We welcomed the birth of our second child, Anna Grace, on June 12th at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Big brother Jared (now 3-1/2) is an eager helper. Tom finished his family practice residency at Andrews Air Force Base in June, and, after more than 10 years in the Washington D.C. area, the Air Force moved us to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in July. I am taking a leave of absence from my work to get our family settled in our new home and to adjust to life with two kids. We welcome visitors."
    SHARON CHENG, of Destin, Fla., writes: "After leaving medical school, I spent three years as the primary deejay in a major nightclub and guest-spotted in many other nightclubs. I then moved to Florida and worked as a model for three years. Now I'm merchandise coordinator and a manager of one of the largest Polo Ralph Lauren outlets in the country."
    DONALD DEWITT, MBA Rutgers Graduate School of Business '99, of Plainsboro, N.J., is running for office in Plainsboro township. He is in the financial sector but is seeking pharmaceutical work.
    JAMES GIRARDY, MD Albany Medical College '96, of Basking Ridge, N.J., is a physician at Advance Rehabilitative Medicine Associates, after having finished his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
    ELIN HILDERBRAND, MFA Univ. of Iowa '98, of Nantucket, Mass., writes: "My novel, The Beach Club, was published by St. Martin's Press in May. It was featured as People magazine's Beach Book of the week, and Aaron Spelling has bought the television rights."
    PAULA KEA HOLLIS, MBA/MS Temple Univ. '94, of Brookhaven, Pa., a lead systems analyst for Independence Blue Cross, announces the birth of her son, Montgomery Dreyton Hollis, on July 12.
    STEPHANIE HAYES JAMEISON, of Montgomery Village, Md., is a biomedical engineer with IGEN International, Inc. She her husband had their first baby, a son name Devin, in December 1998.
    ANDREA MARSH KOWALSKI, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is senior business development manager at Staff Leasing. She writes: "My husband, Paul, and I had lasik surgery this year, so we don't look as nerdy! We're both working hard and loving living at the beach. I'm into running now and am working toward my MBA at night at the Univ. of South Florida. I was No. 4 in production in my company last year, out of 300 salespeople."
    SANDI MACAN, an executive recruiter based in Philadelphia, and her husband recently bought an old church that they are converting into art studios. She writes: "At settlement, we were thrilled to learn that not only did we buy a falling-down heap, we also are the proud owners of a skeleton, who has since been named Skippy. In addition to our new life of construction, we just celebrated our fifth anniversary. I'd love to hear from any local alumni--especially anyone who wants to volunteer for construction projects!"
    JONATHAN MISSNER, MBA George Washington Univ. '93, JD Georgetown Univ. '99, of Potomac, Md., writes: "Shani and I have two beautiful children and have built a house. I help run a $200 million business and, I love it. I am a lawyer now, as well, and still play tournament tennis regularly."
    MANDY PARMER, of Fairfax, Va., is principal software engineer for BAE Systems and a graduate student at George Washington University.
    SUZANNE ROBERTS, MD Univ. of Cincinnati '95, of Tampa, Fla., finished her residency in Ob/Gyn in 1999, and joined a practice in Tampa called The Woman's Group.
    ERIC RUCK, of Ellicott City, Md., is senior software engineer for Answer Chase, Inc. He writes: "I've finally succumbed to the job market and joined a high tech internet startup company." JENNIFER SOSNOWSKI, MD Univ. of Arizona '96, of Glendale, Ariz., writes: "I am working as a supervising doctor in Sun City West, Arizona--a geriatric haven--and I'm actually having fun. If ever in Phoenix, look me up! If I'm not home, I'm probably in Portland, hanging out with my other half, Larry, who just started with Intel."
    KAMARYN TANNER, MBA Univ. of Chicago '00, of Laguna Beach, Calif., is vice president of Sterling Wentworth Corp. She writes: "My brother and I recently sold our software company, Frontier Analytics, Inc. to SunGard Data Systems. It was hard to let go, but I'm looking forward to the new opportunities a large global company can provide."
    JENNIFER UNGER, PhD Univ. of Southern Calif. '96, of Pasadena, Calif., writes: "I'm on the faculty in the department of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California, conducting cross-cultural studies of adolescent smoking in the U.S. and China."
    LAURA (ELLIOTT) VOELKER, of Baltimore, is a sales consultant for Pharmacia & Upjohn. She announces the birth of her son, Jack Ryan Voelker, on September 22, 1999.

1991 MS (A&S): LISA ROSSELL-SEE has been awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


1992 MM (Peabody): AARON SHERBER conducted two performances in Connecticut with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. These performances were part of the Graham Company's "American Graham" tour and were also the kick-off event for Hartford's 14-month "Copland Century" project. Mr. Sherber will be conducting for the Graham Company again in November for their New York season.


MICHAEL AARON FLEISHER, of Encino, Calif., was one of 210 graduates who received a doctor of medicine degree on June 9 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Following graduation, he began an internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which he will follow with a residency in diagnostic radiology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
    NEIL G. HOCKSTEIN, of Wilmington, Del., received a doctor of medicine degree on June 9 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Following graduation, Dr. Hockstein began an internship in general surgery, which he will follow with a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
    JUSTIN SZLASA is settling into the New York groove after moving from Chicago to open up an office for Hubbard Online, the company he co-founded in 1997. He writes: "On occasion, I hang out in Lower East Side bars that are too cool for names with JP BENVENISTE '94, who is busy running a prospering import/export business, and WILL DEITRICK '93, who is a top analyst at JP Morgan in New York."


1995 MM (Peabody): ALISON DAVY recently made her New York operatic debut as Gianetta in The Gondoliers under the stage direction of F. Paul Driscoll, who is also the managing editor of Opera News. In March, she traveled to the Holders International Music Festival in Barbados, where she covered the role of Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and appeared as a featured soloist in the festival's opera gala.

1995 DMA (Peabody): ELLEN FISHMAN-JOHNSON has had her multimedia opera, Benjamin, presented by the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia.


MEGAN BARNETT, MPH, Univ. of California-Los Angeles '98, of Lancaster, Pa., writes: "I finally moved home from Santa Monica, California, and began a job as a community safety educator working through the district attorney's office. It's nice to be able to see my family and hang out with my East Coast friends."
    LIZ BRICKMAN, MAT (CS) '97, of New York, is a history teacher at the Fieldston School. She plans to marry Jeff Greilsheimer this fall.
    CARRIE CIMMET writes: "Despite my international relations major, I have been thrown into the world of computers, technology, the Internet, etc. After successfully avoiding taking a computer science class at Hopkins, I have not avoided such subjects after graduation. My job has been interesting, I've learned a ton, and made many new friends along the way. Now I'm considering returning to school for an MBA. I've taken up some new hobbies over the past few years--tapdancing being the most fun, but the least graceful! I've also kept in touch with many Hopkins friends and am looking forward to the reunion."
    KIAMEESHA EVANS writes: "I am getting married in August 2002, running a statewide non-profit organization in New Jersey, and attempting to maintain contact with at least 10 alumni each year. I was reunited with PRESTON YOUNG '96 and DANA RILEY '98 over Memorial Day weekend, when DELISA ADAMS '96 graduated from George Washington School of Law."
    STEPHANIE L. FASOLD, of New York, is senior project manager for AOL Moviefone. She shares an apartment with SUE SRINIVASAN '95 and is trying to start a new hobby--her first photography class. MIRIAM HOFFMAN, MD Cornell Univ. '00, of New York, is a resident in family medicine at Columbia University. She writes: "I graduated from medical school in May 2000 and a week later married Steven Kleiner."
    REBECCA JENSEN, of Trenton, N.J., has been a performing singer and songwriter for the past five years.
    ERIC KUCZYNSKI received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School in June '00.
    MAURA LOMONICO, of Chicago, writes: "I was recently brought onto a Chicago company, Ignite Sports Media, as an executive producer. In this new position, I'm responsible for building websites for such professional sports teams as the New York Giants, the Detroit Tigers and Lions, and the new Houston NFL team."
    MICHAEL MARCHANT JR., MS Georgetown Univ. '98, is a medical student at the University of Maryland.
    ALISON MCCALLUM, MEd Univ. of Virginia '00, of Baltimore, writes: "I'm back in Charles Village and enjoying it much more than when I was a student. I'm working at Shock Trauma as a speech therapist tending to the critically ill. All who know me understand that some things never change!"
    VU PHAM, of Silverdale, Wash., who enjoys tennis and baseball in his spare time, is a software test engineer, working on core operating systems for Microsoft Corp. He is currently focused on driver releases for Windows 2000 and "Whistler."
    OSCAR RAMIREZ is currently in his final year of a joint JD/MA degree program at George Washington University. Since graduating from JHU, he has had the opportunity to work in the legal departments of the Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Export-Import Bank, and Banco de Credito del Peru in Lima, Peru.
    LISA (CASTILLO) REYES graduated in May from SUNY at Buffalo with a medical degree. She and her husband SAM REYES '96 had a baby boy, Carlos, in February. Sam is finishing up his MD/PhD in hearing research with plans to go into ENT surgery.
    CHARLES SYDNOR III received his MPS and JD from the University of Maryland in May 2000.
    NALINA YADLA is working toward a medical degree at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

1996 MA (Peabody): FELIX BULLOCK, a guitarist, has been premiering and recording works by the Mexican composer Enrique Gonzalez-Medina, since moving to Los Angeles. Their collaboration has yielded works for solo guitar, guitar and voice, and guitar and cello. These works were given their world premiere at the 5th International Hispanic-American Guitar Festival in Tijuana in a concert dedicated exclusively to Gonzalez-Medina's works. Felix also has recently been appointed to the faculty of the Old Town Conservatory in Pasadena, California.

1996 MM (Peabody): HIDEAKI HIRAI conducted the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo last March in a program of music by Ravel, Gounod, and Massenet. Following the performance, he was invited to return for three concerts next season in Sumida Triphony Hall. Later in the month, after a concert with the Kanagawa Philharmonic, also in Japan, he made his subscription concert debut with the Janacek Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. An interview with Mr. Hirai in Czech and a portion of the rehearsal were broadcast throughout the Czech Republic on national television. More recently, Mr. Hirai was reengaged to appear on ASAHI television in Japan to conduct and comment on the music of Mozart.


1999 MA (Peabody): JILL VANDER SCHEER has been appointed principal flute of the Evansville Philharmonic and adjunct flute instructor at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.


2000 MM (Peabody): DEBBIE CHIEN recently won the Miss College Park competition in College Park, Maryland. This entitled her to compete in the Miss Maryland pageant.

2000 MBA: DANIEL A. COHEN, MA George Washington Univ. '95, of Greenbelt, Md., was accepted into the Executive Doctoral Program in Management at Case Western Reserve University.


1928: F. WINFIELD BROWN, who owned a construction and real estate management firm and was a woodworking enthusiast, died in May. He had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Engineering Society of Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a brother, and three grandchildren.

1929: MILTON W. POWELL JR., a Baltimore native and retired chemist, died in June of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by a daughter, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

1931: SAUL HORMATS, who headed the U.S. Army's development of chemical warfare agents, died May 18. He retired as chief scientist of the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in 1972. During the next 20 years, he often warned of the dangers of chemical warfare, especially to civilian populations. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Chemical Society. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, a son, a daughter, a brother, and two grandchildren.

1934: DONALDSON NAYLOR KELLY, a three-sport athlete recently recognized as one of Maryland's 40 greatest players of the last century, died in June. During the 1932 Olympics, he scored six goals against the Canadians in a three-game series, which the U.S. team won. In 1995, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame, the University's highest athletic honor. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and 11 grandchildren.

1942 MD (Med): PHILIP WAGLEY, a prominent Baltimore internist who created and taught a highly regarded course in medical ethics at Hopkins, died in July of bone marrow cancer. The ethics course helped medical students identify and discuss such ethical problems in medicine as AIDS, abortion, health care for the elderly and healthcare costs. Dr. Wagley is survived by his wife of 47 years, a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

1943: JOSEPH G. SCHAFFNER, retired chemical engineer and teacher who helped develop the atomic bomb, died on July 13. Mr. Schaffner was chosen to work on the Manhattan Project and later in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the development of the first atomic bombs. For more than 20 years, he was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium, where he helped found an adult education program and was a Eucharistic minister. His wife, Dorothy Porter, died last year.

1948: WILLIAM C. FRANZ, who was a partner in a Timonium firm that specialized in industrial supplies, died in May. In 1961, he helped found McCleary-Franz Co. Inc., which supplies industrial equipment, such as conveyor belts and forklifts. He is survived by two sons, companion Nina Bryant, and four grandchildren.

1950: CHARLES MADISON LLEWELLYN, a former real estate agent and broker who in recent years helped build houses designed by his wife, died on June 14 at his home in Rockville, Maryland. A born-again Christian, he was a member of the nondenominational Helpine Church and a volunteer in its prison fellowship ministry. He is survived by his wife, seven children, two sisters, and 18 grandchildren.

1951: JOSEPH T. ATKINS, MS Univ. of Delaware '55, PhD Univ. of Delaware '65, died on July 15. Dr. Atkins retired as senior engineer with E.I. Dupont de Nemours Company in 1993, after 42 years of service. During his retirement, he was active in Habitat for Humanity and served as designer, architect, and construction foreman for several homes. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eugenia M. Atkins, four children, and seven grandchildren.

1951: JAMES E. SYPHARD JR., a longtime Baltimore County resident and steel salesman, died on August 14. Mr. Syphard worked for Eastern Stainless Steel for more than 30 years, spending 15 of them as vice president for sales. He left the company in 1984, and started his own business, Esslor Sales Inc., which he promoted as "a single source for stainless steel products." He is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter, and eight grandchildren.

1953: EDGAR F. MULLER JR., who worked his way up from junior clerk to supervising engineer during 46 years at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died in June. He was past president of the Monumental City Toastmasters Club and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Essex Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, a sister, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

1969 MA (A&S): ANNE PATENAUDE, PhD Univ. of Mich '78, MBA Univ. of Pennsylvania '84, vice president of marketing programs for the Pioneer Group of mutual funds, died in June. For 18 years, she shepherded Pioneer's external relations from its period of buoyant growth to its recent affiliation with UniCredito Italiano Group. She is survived by her husband, her parents, two children, and a sister.

1978 MA (A&S): AGNES ROBINSON HILL, a longtime city educator, died of kidney failure. In 1957, Mrs. Hill began her career by teaching the fifth grade at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, which she had attended growing up in West Baltimore. She also was a longtime member of Epworth United Methodist Chapel in Woodlawn.

1984 MS (A&S): JANET ELLEN KEHLHOFER, a computer scientist at the National Security Agency, died in May. She enjoyed travel, gardening, and photography, and was an active member of Fidos for Freedom, an organization that provides dogs to buoy the spirits of nursing home residents and others in treatment settings.

1984 MPH (PH): PATRICIA F. KRASNER died on June 25 of complications arising from ovarian cancer. She is survived by her sister.

1989 MS (CS): JACQUELYN ILENE GREENE, a Western High School business teacher who instructed students in topics ranging from global commerce to job-interview wardrobe selection, died in June. Mrs. Greene was recognized in 1995 by the American Federation of Teachers for her work in establishing Western's international marketing curriculum. She is survived by her husband, two children, a brother, and a sister.