Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 19, 1996

For The Record:

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Honors, awards and appointments

Applied Physics Lab

The Applied Physics Lab and The Johns Hopkins University received joint recognition at the 20th anniversary celebration for the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science held in Washington June 27 and 28. Both were honored for being among the 24 corporations, research laboratories and universities that have maintained 20 years of continuous membership in the organization, which fosters diversity in science and engineering.

Arts and Sciences

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has created the Harold Seidman Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes alumni and friends of the school who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the university. Seidman is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Washington Center, where he has been instrumental in helping establish an innovative undergraduate and graduate program in the study of American government. Rep. William F. Clinger Jr., '51, R-Pa., received the first Seidman Award at a ceremony in June.


Electrical and computer engineering professor Alexander Kaplan is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists. The award recognized Kaplan's accomplishments in research and teaching and entitles him to stay for a period of 12 months at the research institute of his choice in Germany.

Mechanical Engineering chairman William N. Sharpe Jr. is the recipient of the 1996 M.M. Frocht Award, presented by the Society for Experimental Mechanics, in recognition of outstanding achievement as an educator in the field.

Homewood Student Affairs

Sports information director Jennifer Hoover's men's lacrosse publication placed fifth in the nation under the Single Sport Brochures category in Division A at the annual College Sports Information Directors of America convention held June 30 to July 4 in Boston.

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams, coached by George Kennedy, were recently honored by the College Swimming Coaches of America as Academic All-American Swimming Teams. In addition, four individual swimmers were named Academic All-Americans: seniors Ann Girvin and Brian Ronson, junior Shayn Peirce and sophomore Devin Balkcom.

Changing places,
new faces

The Homewood Security Office recently welcomed five new officers to its ranks: James Fell, Barry Huestis, Dennis Matteo, Christopher Peck and Gregory Sanders, as well as new communications assistant Donald Lumpkins.

Randolph Fillmore joins the School of Public Health's Office of Public Affairs as a science writer. He will write the Public Health newsletter, magazine and press releases.

Candler Gibson has been appointed director of development for the basic sciences at the School of Medicine.

John Kudless has been named executive director of development, principal gifts, for the Johns Hopkins Institutions. He is responsible for coordinating efforts at the university and hospital to secure gifts of $1 million and more.

Stephen Martin has been named executive director for international development of the Johns Hopkins Institutions, where he will be responsible for activities directed toward Hopkins' international constituency of alumni, parents and friends.

--Compiled by Mike Field

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