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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
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
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."
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
BARBARA GORMLEY is the coordinator of the Johns Hopkins
International Society at Johns Hopkins
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
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
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 www.la-gailery.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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