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Stanley Wagner, A&S '34, was elected to the Baltimore City College High School Hall of Fame.


Irving L. Milberg, A&S '39, is practicing half time as a consultant in dermatology at Ellenville Regional Hospital. John M. (Jack) Wetzler, Engr '39, worked at the Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis for 38 years, principally on the design and development of jet engines. After retiring in 1977, he spent 14 years consulting with lawyers and aircraft companies on aircraft accidents.


Howard H. Warner Jr., A&S '42, has completed the restoration of Nunn's Green, an early American plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Lewis F. Hicks, Engr '44, writes: "I play golf enthusiastically, but not well. I am very active in the geodetic marker recovery program with the U.S. Power Squadron and NOAA."


Katherine Clemson Turner, Nurs '47, writes: "The sky is clearing! The stars and planets and galaxies are shining as I help current students from St. Mary's College of Maryland's astronomy club."


Norman Herz, A&S '50 (PhD), professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has published Operation Alacrity: The Azores and the War in the Atlantic, a book about a secret World War II operation.


Albert K. Lane Jr., Engr '54, is retired but still works part time as the pastor of a small Carroll County United Methodist Church.
    Ervin R. Pritchett, Engr '54, writes: "I work very hard at being retired. I volunteer at several different tasks, use my professional experience as a church trustee, selectively collect many different items, read, solve puzzles, and play golf."


Robert E. Baensch, A&S '57, has published The Publishing Industry in China. The book is based on his trips to China, running training programs for publishers and organizing seminars for visiting publishers in the United States. He writes: "As director of the New York University's Center for Publishing, I am responsible for a master of science degree, as well as over 40 courses for the book, magazine, and online publishing industries."


M. Albert Figinski, A&S '59, led the attack that defeated Maryland Governor Parris Glendening's Redistricting Plan and was named one of Maryland's "Leaders in Law, 2002" by The Daily Record.
    Michael Garrick, A&S '59, is still active in biochemistry at SUNY-Buffalo. "Collaborating with my wife, Laura, we found the main transporter for iron in 1997-98. Interest in it has resulted in invitations to Australia, Chile, and multiple U.S. locations."
    Joel Spencer Gordon, A&S '59, retired from practice of ophthalmology in Bethesda, Maryland, and now splits the year between Potomac, Maryland, and Naples, Florida, playing lots of golf and tennis.
    Michael B. Lukens, A&S '59, retired in July as dean of St. Norbert College and returned to the faculty. David Meredith, Engr '59, moved to Las Vegas in October 2003.
    Paul W. Slunt, Engr '59, writes: "I am very involved with swing dancing and am referred to as Jitterbug by some. I am also involved with fitness training including weight training."
    Harry S. Sterling, A&S '59, writes: "Several years ago, we moved to a small cottage on the water on Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay (about 150 year-round residents). The island has minimal services (convenience store and post office), and only four ferries a day limit the number of times we get to the mainland. But we rarely lock our doors, and we leave our keys in the truck. We eat our meals looking over the ever-changing water and sky. We watch the storms roll through and feel the house vibrate from the wind. Contentment!"
    Thomas D. Toy, A&S '59, retired from a law firm in Manhattan and is now doing consulting work from home. "Pam and I have been married for 38 years, and we enjoy our five grandchildren as much as we can."


Bernhard Saxe, A&S '60, a partner at the law firm of Foley & Lardner, has been named Bass II of the Cathedral Choral Society of the Washington National Cathedral. He has been singing with the society since 1990.


Jeff Eichengreen, A&S '64, left college teaching in 1982 and now owns a small software company.
    Bruce George, A&S '64, helps buyers find the perfect rental or vacation property in the Great Smoky Mountains. Stanley R. Ifshin, A&S '64, is retired from the U.S. Foreign Service but continues to work for the State Department as an editor of the department's human rights reports.
    Malcolm Kahn, A&S '64, is on the governing board of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directory.
    Frederick John Kluth, A&S '64, owns and operates the Open Space Art Gallery in Kent, Ohio.
    Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, has a new book, Social History of the Mercator Projection, which is due out in September 2004. He also is a member of NRC's Mapping Science Committee and received the American Geological Society's O. M. Miller Medal for contributions to cartography and geodesy.
    Michael H. Ratner, A&S '64, received the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award from SUNY Upstate Medical University on September 19, 2003.
    Homer R. Schwartz, A&S '64, has retired from IBM and is president of the Potomac Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and president of the Capitol Area Lacrosse Officials Association.


Diane D. Fortuna, A&S '67 (PhD), professor emerita at SUNY — Stony Brook, has just returned from a five-month teaching assignment at the University of Suzhou in China.


Jim Addy, A&S '68, has been re-elected to a second term as mayor of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
    Elmer E. Mooring Jr., Engr '68 (MS), recently retired from JHU/APL after 40 years. He has moved to College Station, Texas, and will be doing volunteer work for the Texas A&M University Alumni Association.


Louis L. Astle, A&S '69, writes: "I retired two years ago from the diagnostic imaging business. I'm now enjoying traveling, hiking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, fine food, and wine. Thanks to a great Hopkins education that helped make it all possible."
    Thomas Cadogan, A&S '69, writes: "After 25 years as a U.S. diplomat, I have retired from the government and have now embarked on a second career in a think tank in Washington, D.C."
    Lewis E. Frisch, A&S '69, recently purchased a home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, after 28 years in Atlanta. Dwight Wilder, A&S '69, has been profiled by the Appalachian Mountain Club, due to his interest in White Mountain history. Since 2002, he's been president of the Chatham Trails Association, which maintains an extensive network of footpaths in the eastern White Mountains.
    Giuseppe Zaccagnino, Bol '69, former consul general of Italy to Scotland, has been appointed consul general of Italy to Mumbai, India.


Frank P. Castronovo Jr., SPH '70 (PhD), was elected and received fellowship in the American College of Radiology at the ACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 11. The degree of fellowship is conferred on the basis of outstanding contributions and services to radiology.


A. Everette James Jr., SPH '71 (MPH), received the Gold Medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Association of University Radiologists' 2003 Gold Medal for his contributions to the field of radiology. He is currently on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Bloomberg School and a member of the President's Club.
    Marshall Kapp, A&S '71, has published The Law and Older Persons: Is Geriatric Jurisprudence Therapeutic?, a book that "explores the ways in which the law in practice can exert positive or negative effects on real people in actual situations." Dr. Kapp is also the 2003 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America.
    Anton N. Marco, A&S '71 (MA), mentors writers online and judges poetry contests on the Internet. His work and a bio are posted at


John C. George, SPSBE '72 (ME), assistant professor of education at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, has received the 2003 Middle States Council for Social Studies Distinguished Service Award. Prior to coming to Hood College, he spent 33 years as an administrator and teacher with Frederick County Public Schools. He currently serves as chief judge for Maryland's National Geographic Society Bee and as judge of the Frederick County History Bee.


Douglas R. Norell, SAIS '73, is the new manager of legislative affairs at Catholic Relief Services, a major advocate in the passage of bills on emergency food aid for Africa.


John H. Burdakin Jr., A&S '74, writes: "We have done a lot of traveling in the past 30 years, especially to Europe and the Caribbean. We enjoy skiing and scuba diving as a family, with occasional golf and tennis games as well. Volunteer research trips with Earthwatch have included diving for octopus in Costa Rica and learning about dolphin intelligence in Hawaii. Work as a medical oncologist/hematologist keeps me very busy when I am in town."
    Gary W. Ford, A&S '74, became a grandparent in 2002, with the arrival of grandson Owen Elliott Ford. Benetta M. Mansfield, A&S '74, just returned from a European bike trip.
    Marvin Richardson, A&S '74, just spent the past year as the only rabbi in the synagogue in Jericho after serving as an assistant/associate rabbi in congregations in Atlanta and East Brunswick. "It's good to be the king," he writes. Jeffrey C. Pitts, A&S '74, writes: "My medical office of 20 years burned to the ground due to a faulty fluorescent light ballast. There were no injuries, but I must start all over again. I've had a private ophthalmology practice in Ontario, Oregon, since 1983."
    Craig E. Slotke, A&S '74, has been in general practice in Roland Park for 23 years. "I have two daughters and two step-daughters. The oldest is playing lacrosse for last year's Division II runner-up, Longwood University. The other three girls are at Roland Park Country School."
    Alvin L. Stein, A&S '74, is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Victor G. Vogel, A&S '74, is the founding president of the International Society of Cancer Risk Assessment and Management and the publisher of the Handbook of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment (Jones and Bartlett, 2003; edited with Therese Bevers, MD).


Marcia Mary Cook, SPSBE '75, is about to enter her 10th year on the Theatre Arts faculty of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.


Jeffrey Chappell, Peab '76 (MM), '82 (MM), a pianist, has performed throughout the United States and abroad in recitals and in chamber music. He has been a soloist with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Houston, Denver, Indianapolis, Oakland, and Key West, as well as the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. A prizewinner in numerous competitions, Mr. Chappell was a recipient of the Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Chappell is on the faculties of Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.


Frank Bond Jr., A&S '77, is producing documentary films and exhibit videos for the Freedom Forum's Newseum, scheduled to open in 2006. He tried to sell his daughter, Molly, on Hopkins, but she chose Harvard (Class of '06). He tried to sell his son, Daniel, on lacrosse, but he chose baseball (Friends '05).
    John F. Finston, Engr '77, is a partner in the San Francisco office of Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal.


Michael Laposata, Med '78, is the director of Clinical Laboratories and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is also a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Laposata's clinical expertise is in the field of blood coagulation, with a special expertise in the diagnosis of hypercoagulable states. He has been the recipient of over 12 major teaching prizes at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is the author of three medical textbooks.
    Jordan Smith, A&S '78 (MA), had his collection of poetry, For Appearances, published by the University of Tampa Press. Jordan was awarded the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for this work. Since 1981, he has taught at Union College, and his writing has been supported by grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts.


Geoffrey H. Cederholm, A&S '80, a partner in the Atlanta office of Miller & Martin, has been named chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.
    Paul R. Cordts, A&S '80, is chief of the Department of Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.


Theodore A. Conner, A&S '81, has been granted tenure at Muhlenberg College and was promoted to associate professor of music. He joined the faculty there in 1997.
    Carol C. Grundfest, SPH '81 (MHS), has been elected to the position of vice president for regulatory affairs and project management at Cell Genesys Inc.


Jeffrey H. Blum, A&S '82, recently moved to a new home in La Grangeville, New York, with his wife, Roseann, and daughters, Allison, 9, and Melissa, 1.
    Vinay Lal, A&S '82, '83 (MA), recently published three books: Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy (Pluto, 2002); Of Cricket, Guinness and Gandhi: Essays on Indian History and Culture (Seagull Books, Calcutta, 2003); and The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern Delhi (Delhi, Oxford, 2003). He is associate professor in the history department at the University of California, Los Angeles.


James R. Jacobs, Engr '83, has been named the director of Health Services at Syracuse University.
    Diana Liu, A&S '83, a partner in the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. Ms. Liu focuses her practice in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate, and in the representation of lending institutions in loan transactions and complex loan workouts.


Edith M. Donohue, SPSBE '85, is the co-author of Life After Layoff: Six Proven Causes of Action (Whilston Publishing).


Daniel J. Barrett, Engr '87 (MS), has published his fourth computer book, Linux Security Cookbook, with O'Reilly & Associates. Co-authored with Richard Silverman and Robert Byrnes, the book presents targeted solutions to computer security problems on Linux systems in an easy-to-follow recipe format. Dan and his family live in Boston, where he is a senior technology manager at VistaPrint.
    Jeanne M. Lukanich, Med '87, is a cardiothoracic surgeon, director of the Women's Lung Cancer Program, and clinical director of lung transplantation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was recently awarded the Ripon College Distinguished Alumni Citation.


Valerie Chang, SAIS '88, has been named program officer for the Program on Human and Community Development at the MacArthur Foundation.
    Debra Hamel, A&S '88, has published Trying Neaira (Yale University Press, 2003), the biography of a Greek prostitute. Debra has a doctorate from Yale University in classics and has published extensively in the field of ancient history. She is the author of Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period and has taught at Wesleyan.


Patrick Day, Engr '89, quit the fighter pilot business to enroll in the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, hopefully leading to a job as an independent film/TV producer.
    Bennet Degen, A&S '89, and his wife, Michelle, welcomed their third child, Alexandra Esther Degen, on March 18, 2002.
    Bernard Edwards, Engr '89, is a flight segment manager and systems engineer for the NASA Mars Laser Communications Demonstration to be flown on the 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter. Ty Hyderally, A&S '89, writes: "I just started my own law firm six months ago. Two words — love it! I specialize in employment litigation and truly have the bulldog litigation team assembled and ready to rumble!" Faye Marie Johnson, A&S '89, writes: "I am busy with two kids and a new position as an assistant professor at the Anderson Cancer Center."
    Thao La, A&S '89, advises the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department on legal issues and was a speaker on HIPAA compliance at the 2003 Annual TDCAA Criminal and Civil Law Seminar.
    Thomas Yeich, A&S '89, finished his internal medicine and emergency medicine residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He has started an EMS and Disaster Management Fellowship with George Washington University and the Washington, D.C., Fire Department.
    Eric Younkin, Engr '89, writes: "I spend most of my time enjoying my four children. We love to camp in our camper. I also enjoy working toward my black belt and bass fishing."


Jennie (O'Hara) McFarland, A&S '90, writes: "I was married on April 26 to Thomas McFarland in Rye, New York. My college roommates, Mimi Lukens, A&S '90, and Andrea Crane, A&S '90, were bridesmaids in my wedding, and Mimi's son, Wil, was the ring bearer. Caroline Bonte, A&S '91, did a reading at our mass. Also attending were Chryssanthe (Ganaris) Detroyer, A&S '91; Carleton (Thomas) Henrich, A&S '89; Elaine Chou, A&S '92; Audrey (Mastroangelo) Reynolds, A&S '93; and Mike Detroyer, A&S '95."
    Karen Moul, A&S '90, writes: "Sandi Macan, A&S '91, her husband, and I traveled to London in June to visit Dave Gidley, husband of Jeanine Boyle, A&S '90. In between visiting as many Chelsea pubs as possible, we caught the opening day at Wimbledon and the races at Royal Ascot. Many of you will be shocked to hear that I am going camping later this month."


Steven Blum, A&S '92, and his wife, Robyn, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Gillian Hope Blum (Gila Tzvia) on May 27. Steven is an attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Washington D.C.
    Sean P. Scally, SPSBE '92 (MLA), writes: "Currently, I serve Vanderbilt University and Medical Center as university counsel and tax attorney. I am also an editor of NACUAlerts, a publication of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and am a frequent speaker on business and tax issues affecting higher education."


Tess D'souza-Magee, SPSBE '93, recently relocated to the U.S. and now works in resource management at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She lives with her family in Rockville, Maryland.
    Chad A. Holien, A&S '93, is enjoying life as an orthopedic surgeon in Minnesota with his wife, Kelsi, and his 2-year-old daughter, Ainsley.


Alison Bazeley, A&S '94, had a beautiful baby girl, Emma Rose, on May 15.
    Claudia DiGiaimo-Nunez, A&S '94, just finished her residency in psychiatry and is expecting her third child in October 2003. "I plan to begin a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry in July 2004. My son Nicholas started kindergarten and Abby will begin attending a Montessori school in September."
    Kimberly Ennico, A&S '94, a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, writes that she and three other Hopkins alumni had a "mini-reunion" in Mountain View: Ajay Kochhar, A&S '93, has started a PhD program in physics at the University of Pittsburgh; Marc Derosa, A&S '94, is a research scientist at Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto, California; and Kathleen Vuong, Engr '94, is an anesthesiologist at Stanford Hospital.
    Carol Haynes, A&S '94, writes: "My new passion is trapeze. There's a school next to the Hudson River here in Manhattan, and I've become a regular. I've also been traveling — biking in Spain in 2001, horseback riding in Ecuador in 2002, and teaching English in Prague in 2003. Finally, I've been doing a little theater work, mostly lights and other technical things for Greg Drozdek's, A&S '95, plays."
    Sharon Jacob, A&S '94, completed her MPH in 2000 and is now finishing her MD at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. "I will return to the U.S. in 2004 to start my residency. I would love to get back in touch with my Gilman Hall friends — please email me at!"
    Jennifer Krawet, A&S '94, is beginning a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Yeshiva University. Richard Tsai, A&S '94, is practicing internal medicine in Portland, Oregon.


David Micah Greenberg, A&S '95, has published Planned Solstice, the latest release in the University of Iowa Press's Kuhl House Poetry Series.


Jeff Booth, A&S '96, married Francesca Del Gobbo in June 2003 in Los Angeles. He writes: "I am taking a leave of absence from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and we are moving to Venice, Italy, where Francesca has a faculty position, and it's not far from her hometown. Close friends Todd Sulchek, A&S '96, and Carlos Bacalski, A&S '96, were both at the wedding."
    Roscoe Brady, A&S '96, married Christine Wittman on June 15 in New York City. He writes: "We met at Columbia Medical School, where I am currently an MD/PhD student."
    Randy Turkel, A&S '96, married Elizabeth Goldman in New York City, on November 16, 2002. Groomsmen included David Gill, Engr '97; Todd Lehrfeld, A&S '97; and Christopher Odachowski, A&S '97. Also in attendance were Joseph Annicchiarico, A&S '97; Aron Beatty, A&S '97; Pai Meng, A&S '96; David Rossi, Engr '97; and Tahira Williams, A&S '96. He writes: "We spent our honeymoon in Thailand and had the joy of riding an elephant through the countryside. Elizabeth and I are living in Potomac, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C., where I am a management consultant and Elizabeth is an attorney."


Preet Dang, A&S '97, writes: "On June 28, Kevin Groppe, Engr '97, and I finally got married. We had a full weekend of wedding events that combined both of our religious and cultural traditions. Several friends from JHU joined us. Kevin and I now live in Arlington, Virginia. Kevin is an engineer with Environmental Resources Management in Annapolis, and I am working at ExxonMobil in Fairfax after finishing my MBA at the University of Virginia."
    Chris Odachowski, A&S '97, writes: "I am an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Commander serving in Baghdad. I wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who have been supportive of me and my soldiers as we serve our country far away from home. Although all have been very gracious and supportive in their notes and their packages, I wanted to point out a special few: Randy Turkel, A&S '96; Paulie Kuntz, Engr '98; my best friend and soul brother, Keith "Blitz" Critzer, Engr '97; and most importantly, my beautiful wife, Tracey, Nurs '99, and my magical son, Gabriel. In this time, it's now rare not to know somebody serving in this war or somebody affected by it. Knowing that those at home love and support us helps to ease the heart, strengthen the spirit, and remind the tired soldier what he or she is truly fighting for."
    Jeff Shalom, A&S '97, writes: "In 2002, my wife and I traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to attend the royal wedding of my AMR II and McCoy roommate, Marc Coumeri, Engr '97, and his bride Pekina Norodom. We took advantage of the opportunity in Asia to visit Hong Kong and Thailand before setting off for Madrid for another wedding. 2003 has been even more exciting. Anna and I moved back to Nyack, New York, and I left Sidley to become a vice president for sales at Silbo Industries, Inc. in Montvale, New Jersey. On June 20, Anna gave birth to our first child, Tommy. We couldn't be any more thrilled. I hope to hear from some of those that I've lost touch with over the years. Please send an email to"


Deron Charkoudian, Engr '99, is a first year student at Carnegie Mellon Business School.
    John Christ, Engr '99, is a project engineer/project manager for Building Energy Systems, a building automation systems company affiliated with the Trance Company, in Rockville, Maryland. "I continue to play golf and softball and teach children baseball in the Maryland area."
    Joshua R. Dishon, A&S '99, graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and started a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins. He is excited to be moving back home to good ol' Baltimore!
    Serena Gondek, Engr '99, will graduate from law school in 2004 and work at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, specializing in intellectual property.
    Laurel (Minzer) Levine, A&S '99, writes: "Dr. David Levine and I got married on June 1 on Long Island, and we honeymooned in the Mexican Riviera. Attendants included Jody Seasonwein, A&S '99; Gale Shu, A&S '99; and Ben Cortez, A&S '99. Despite the rainy weather, it was a perfect day! I can now be reached at"
    Shashi K. Murthy, Engr '99, defended her PhD thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May, and now is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she will be for two years.
    Michael David Peters, A&S '99, was deployed to Iraq in February 2003 and is a captain in the light artillery. He plans to attend law school after the military. Johanna Seasonwein, A&S '99, is a second-year PhD student in the Art History department at Columbia University. This past summer, she spent six weeks in the French countryside studying Romanesque churches.
    Albert J. Talone, A&S '99, is an associate at Petrillo and Goldberg, P.C. in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He is a member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars.
    Scott Whitaker, A&S '99 (MA), has been appointed chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.


William "Marty" Martin, SPSBE '00, was recently promoted to associate dean and associate professor of leadership at DePaul University. Dr. Martin also launched his practice in financial life planning and therapy for individuals suffering from prostrate cancer.


Shannon Aronin, A&S '01, writes: "I am finishing up my two-year stint as the foundations relations manager at the Baltimore Children's Museum, Port Discovery. I am moving on to the Maryland Mentoring Partnership, where I have accepted a position as the resource development manager, running their fundraising department. I have also started doing some grant writing and business development consulting."
    Steven Howard Landers, SPH '01 (MPH), has earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, completing an accelerated residency in family practice at University Hospitals of Cleveland. At the diploma ceremony, he received the Donald E. Minch, M.D., Memorial Fund Award for best exemplifying the ideals of family medicine.
    Alexa B. Roggeveen, A&S '01, defended her master's thesis in April 2003 in cognitive psychology at the University of British Columbia and will continue on to a PhD program.


Armando Anfosso, SAIS '02, has joined Shell Europe Oil Products, working as a key account manager for Italy. He is located in Milan and welcomes old friends from Hopkins to his home.
    John W. Buelow, SPSBE '02, joined Sylvan Learning Center as the director of Sylvan University, which provides education, sales, and management training for over 5,000 Sylvan employees in the U.S. and Canada. John lives in Bel Air, Maryland, with his wife, Joan, and children, Christopher, 6, and Mary Kale, 8.
    Joanne Grossi, SAIS '02, was recently appointed deputy secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Governor Edward G. Rendell.
    Jeff Novich, A&S '02, writes: "I'm going to Columbia Journalism School, beginning in August, with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a focus on doing science journalism."


Jeff Thorn, Engr '03 (MS), has joined Octave Technology as the firm's first director of product development. He will be responsible for leading Octave's technical product development and applications architecture. Jeff joins Octave after previous experience with Aether Systems and Honeywell International.

In Memoriam

1932: Walter F. Kneip Jr., A&S '32, a former manager at Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc., and a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic lacrosse team, died of cancer in May. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Mount Washington Club, Johns Hopkins Club, Hunt Valley Golf Club, and Hillendale Country Club. He is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

1934: Eva Vera Asbell, SPSBE '34 (MA), a teacher in Baltimore public schools for half a century, died in May. For many years, she taught English at what was then Pimlico Junior High School. She is survived by her sister, a niece, nephew, and cousin.

1938: William Longmire Jr., Med '38, a founder of UCLA's medical school and a pioneering surgeon, died in May from cancer. While at Johns Hopkins, he developed a number of operations and was part of the first surgical team to successfully perform the "Blue Baby" operation, a procedure that allowed infants with a severe heart deformity to live a normal life.

1939: Stanley Blumenthal, A&S '39, Med '43, a retired pediatrician and Baltimore native, died on July 18. An avid golfer and sports fan, he was passionate in his support of the JHU lacrosse team. His only child, Roger, is a 1981 graduate of the School of Medicine and an associate professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

1939: Godfrey A. Herder Jr., A&S '39, a retired accountant, died in May. He was a member of the Maryland National Guard's 110th Field Artillery, 29th Army Division. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve in 1979. He was a certified public accountant with the firm of Haskins & Sells in downtown Baltimore and later worked at National Cash Register Co. and Bendix Corp. in Towson.

1942: Charlotte Silverman, SPH '42 (MPH), '48 (PhD), a retired Food and Drug Administration epidemiologist who studied long-term health effects of exposure to sources of electromagnetic fields, including electric power lines, X-rays, and other imaging techniques, died of congestive heart failure on April 17. Dr. Silverman conducted research and evaluated scientific evidence to develop and support public health policies, especially in the area of mammograms, during her career at the FDA from 1968 to 1992.

1944: Lloyd M. Beidler, A&S '44 (MA), '51 (PhD), has died.

1949: Elston L. "Tony" Belknap Jr., Med '49, died July 1. He is survived by his wife, Dorris Kemmerer Belknap, and his two children, Fran Lo and David Belknap.

1949: Theodore Powell, A&S '49 (MA), a former city official who was involved in the founding of New York State's community college system, died in May. A professor of political science at Queensborough Community College in New York and president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, he retired in 1980 to undertake publishing and consulting work. He is survived by his wife, four children, and four grandchildren.

1950: Ross Macaulay, A&S '50, died on July 23 at his home in Annapolis, Maryland.

1952: W. Bond Truitt, Engr '52, who was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, died on May 29.

1953: William H.M. Finney, Med '53, SPH '90 (MPH), a retired neurosurgeon who was known not only for his technical expertise but also for his commitment to public health, died in July. Dr. Finney, an expert on back injuries, was instrumental in setting up Shepherd's Clinic, a low-cost treatment center for Baltimore's working poor.

1953: David R. Lundell, A&S '53, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War who spent his entire career with IBM, died on June 2.

1957: Robin W. Winks, A&S '57 (PhD), a Yale scholar who combined a love of British imperial history with enthusiasm for open spaces and a consuming interest in international espionage and detective fiction, died in April. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a son.

1962: Richard Rowland Clopper Sr., SPSBE '62 (PhD), a former Anne Arundel County schools administrator and Howard County teacher, died in April. Dr. Clopper helped found Anne Arundel Community College and oversaw the construction of several county schools before his retirement in 1977.

1962: Joseph M. Hughes, Engr '62, a retired Army engineer, died of cancer in May. Early in his career, he was a mathematician and aeronautical engineer involved in ballistics research at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In the mid-1960s, he became a physicist with the Army's Harry Diamond Laboratories in Adelphi. He retired in 1979.

1964: Jeffrey Cyrus Merrill, A&S '64, SPH '72 (MPH), an authority on health care financing and substance abuse who worked in the government and the private sector for three decades, died on June 6. He was the author of The Road to Health Care Reform: Designing a System That Works and was a professor of psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

1968: Robert A. Younkin, Engr '68, SPSBE '72 (MS), marketing manager of Dovco Industrial Fabricators Inc., a steel fabrication company, died on June 7. An avid freshwater fisherman, he was a member of the Bass Masters Lunker League and earned the club title of Mr. Bass in 2000. He performed volunteer work for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and served on its board. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

1970: William Kenneth Barnes Sr., Engr '70, retired mechanical engineer and Perry Hall, Maryland, youth sports coach, died in June. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

1970: Margaret Carter Spencer, SPSBE '70 (ME), a Baltimore teacher and school administrator, died in July. She taught at William Tell Elementary School from 1949 to 1963 and was vice principal of Pimlico Elementary School for five years. She was principal of Harriet Tubman Elementary School until her retirement in 1981.

1972: Marion Pietkiewicz, A&S '72 (MA), a Marianist brother and former high school English teacher, died in April. He taught English at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore from 1974 to 1979. For the next eight years, he taught at Chaminade High School in Hollywood, Florida, before returning to Baltimore in 1988.

1972: Silvio Soares, Engr '72 (MS), of Timonium, Maryland, died on July 7.

1974: Peter F. Mento, A&S '74, a research scientist at Long Island Jewish/North Shore Hospital, died in May. He is survived by his wife and two children.

1981: Carolyn Elizabeth Hauer, A&S '81, died on June 19 following a 16-year battle with multiple sclerosis. She worked as an analyst/biographer at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1985 to 1994, when she retired on medical disability. She specialized in Soviet science and wrote biographies of Soviet (later Russian) government, defense industry, and science officials.

The Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

Peter F. Allgeier, SAIS '72, the deputy U.S. trade representative since May 2001, is responsible for supervising U.S. trade negotiations with Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, he supervises negotiations in the World Trade Organization and other multilateral institutions. In 1988, President Reagan presented Allgeier with the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, the highest performance honor bestowed on career federal officials.

Heritage Awards
Recognize outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Lewis G. Miller, Engr '57, '61 (MS), an energetic and effective advocate for Johns Hopkins, served for many years on the Alumni Council executive committee and as president of the Southeast Florida Chapter. The retired IBM executive was a moving force on the Class of 1957 reunion committee and today is vice chair of the Society of Engineering Alumni.

Gretchen Osgood, Nurs '46, has been a generous and devoted friend of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies since her husband, foreign policy expert Robert E. Osgood, served as dean (1973-79). In addition to endowing a SAIS fellowship in his memory, she donated his speeches to the University. Osgood's nursing career included teaching and supervisory posts at the University of Illinois.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Sam Palmisano, A&S '73, who went from a marketing trainee to become president and CEO of IBM, has also distinguished himself through service to Johns Hopkins, contributing his vision and leadership skills as a member of the Second Decade Society and as a University trustee.
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