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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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
James R. Jacobs, Engr '83, has been named the director of
Health Services at Syracuse University.
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.
Valerie Chang, SAIS '88, has been named program officer for
the Program on Human and Community Development at the
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.
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."
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.
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.
Alison Bazeley, A&S '94, had a beautiful baby girl, Emma
Rose, on May 15.
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."
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."
Deron Charkoudian, Engr '99, is a first year student at
Carnegie Mellon Business School.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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