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GERALD PITEGOFF, of West Hartford, Conn., retired from private practice in 1996. He is assistant professor of medicine at University of Connecticut Health Center.


MARY SUE FIELDING SKLARERSKI-BAUBLITZ, MA Peabody '66, of Baltimore, is a retired music teacher. She received the semifinalist medal and a plaque for her poem "The Vagabond" at the International Poetry Conference in Washington in September.


RALPH E. BOLGIANO, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery and suffered a major stroke. He is getting along well with physical therapy and is investigating his family tree. His fifth cousin DAN BOLGIANO '37 also is interested in genealogy. Between the two of them, they have discovered about 1,250 Bolgianos so far.

JULES M. HOFFMAN DDS, of Tenafly, N.J., is a specialist in the field of restorative dentistry, who has published many articles in professional journals such as the Journal of Prosthetics, the Journal of Prosthodontics and the New York Journal of Dentistry. He is presently practicing at the Hackensack University Medical Center and recently published a book, Clinical Guide to Prosthondontics.


JOHN MARKWOOD HARP SR., of Baltimore, is owner of The Harp Company, a property management and sales support service company. He is married and has four children.

RICHARD HOCHSCHILD, MA University of California-Berkeley '57, of Corona Del Mar, Calif., is involved with developing hardware and software of computerized instruments for physiological testing and measurement of human aging. He enjoys running and aerobics. OTTO K. LeBRON JR., of Williamsburg, Va., is retired from General Motors.

ROBERT E. MORSPERGER, PhD Univ. of Iowa '56, of Claremont, Calif., is professor emeritus of English at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

HARRY E. NICHOLSON, of Monterey, Calif., retired from Science Applications International Corp. in 1995.

SIDNEY OFFIT, of New York, writes: "Memoir of the Bookie's Son, my recent book, was well-received by critics. I was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters by Long Island University in 1999. My son, Kenneth Offit, received an award for best medical-science book published in 1998."

WILLIAM M. PRADO, MA Univ. of Alabama '53, PhD Univ. of Oklahoma '58, of Little Rock, Ark., writes: "I have lived in Little Rock since 1958, a big small town with big city conveniences and a slower paced, Southern style of living. My professional life as a clinical psychologist was in hospital and private practice, university teaching, research, and consulting with various community agencies. My wife is an artist and a homemaker. Our children are educated and pursuing their own careers in commercial art, computer consulting, and social work." JEROLD R. RUBEN, MD Univ. of Pittsburgh '55, of Washington, Pa., is a retired physician. He is on the board of trustees at Washington Hospital and enjoys traveling.


RUSSELL (LEWIS) SEELIG, of Springfield, Mass., retired from Monsanto Company in 1985 and from Oxford Realty Property Management in 1995. He does volunteer work supporting neighborhood housing issues.


MATTHEW LEE, MD Univ. of Maryland, of New York, co-authored a book, On Music and Health. He is the Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and adjunct professor of music at New York University.


1954 MA (A&S): W.R. MOBLEY, BA West Liberty State College '51, of Fort Lee, N.J., is self-employed as a medical editor. His poem "Meditation on Mount Pleasant" was published in the Delegate's Guide for the Second International Glenn Gould Gathering and was read at the memorial observance at the Gould grave site, Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Canada.


EUGENE H. GALEN, MD State Univ. of New York '59, of Beverly Hills, Calif., was in private practice in internal medicine from 1963 until his retirement in 1996, at which time his son, STEVEN GALEN '88, took over the business. He is an avid sailor, traveler, and genealogist for his family.

RICHARD M. PORTERFIELD, of Pasadena, Md., writes: "I retired in July 1998 and moved to Maryland in June 1999, where I keep busy writing, adjunct teaching at UMBC, sailing, and maintaining a sailboat at Rock Creek. I intend to spend next summer cruising the bay under sail."

JOHN G. VALENTE, of Bayside, N.Y., is building a vacation home in the mountains of New York and designing a robot to cut his lawn. GEORGE E. WENZEL, of Bel Air, Md., writes: "I am looking forward to new electronic devices and accessing the Web; however, my progress is somewhat slow--matches my life in general."


THEODORE A. BICKART is president of the Colorado School of Mines.


MARY JEAN SCOTT is working as a medical physicist in South Africa, and she has been re-elected as chairperson of the South African Radiation Protection Society.


HARRY A. CRUMBLING JR., MBA Univ. of Arizona '68, of Houston, is owner of Terry Engineers LLC. He enjoys sailing, and country and western dancing.

JOSEPH DICKERMAN, of Charlotte, Vt., is professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont School of Medicine. ROBERT H. GAITHER, MD George Washington Univ. '64, of Albemarle, N.C., retired in July 1999.

JOHN P. GARTLAND, MD Northwestern Univ. '63, who is in medical practice-diagnostic radiology in San Francisco, writes: "I work hard to be an average tennis player. I enjoyed my years at Hopkins immensely."

MARSHALL S. GOLDMAN, JD Syracuse Univ. '63, of White Plains, N.Y., is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of its board of directors. He also is the captain of his senior tennis team.

PETER S. HUBBARD, of Berwyn, Pa., enjoys tennis, traveling in his motor home, doing church work, and playing the guitar. HARRY N. JOHNSON, PhD Florida State Univ. '69, of Tierra Verde, Fla., retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as lieutenant colonel. He writes: "I taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, worked in the information technology field until 1998, and am now working with my son in North Carolina in the woodworking business."

ELMER C. KREISEL JR., MEd Loyola College '66, of Baltimore, enjoys sailing, bicycling, tennis, travel, and backpacking. JON HARLAN LIVEZY, LLB Univ. of Maryland '63, of Aberdeen, Md., completed a two-year term as president of the Maryland Genealogical Society. He does occasional writing and lecturing in the field.

WESLEY PATTERSON, MS Univ. of Florida, of Miami, has written two books: Part the Galaxies of Stars (1999) and a trilogy titled Wherever You May Be Searching (2000).

JAMES W. ROBINSON, PhD Duke Univ. '67, of Lakeland, Fla., who enjoys photography, is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Tampa School of Business. He is retired dean of the business school of the College of New Jersey.

NIELS F. SUNDERMEYER, MA '61, co-owner and broker of Sun Properties, enjoys photography, sailing, travel, movies, and sports. He has two grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah.

MARC J. WILLIAMS, DC Palmer College of Chiropractic '70, of Greensboro, N.C., writes: "I run marathons, and I have done five in the last six years. My hobby is restoring old cars. I am working on and driving a 1949 Packard like the one I drove at Hopkins!"


DAVID C. GAKENHEIMER, PhD Caltech '69, of Redondo Beach, Calif., developed a unique software product that detects tooth decay. He enjoys bicycle touring around the world.

WILLIAM L. HORVATH, MD Temple Univ. '69, of Toledo, Ohio, president of Haematology Oncology Associates Inc., enjoys photography and gardening.

V. CARL JELLEY, MD Northwestern Univ. '69, of Blue Springs, Md., retired in March 1999. He writes: "I have more time now for community activities, mentoring, and traveling."


THOMAS R. SCHMUHL, MA (A&S) '68, JD Univ. of Pennsylvania '71, of Merion Station, Pa., writes: "At its 1999 annual meeting held in Durban, South Africa in October, I was named the chairman elect of Multilaw, a multinational association of independent law firms. Multilaw is comprised of 55 law firms from more than 40 countries throughout the world. I will begin my term as chairman at the association's tenth annual meeting in San Francisco in October. I am a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP."


MENACHEM ROSENSAFT, of New York, is executive vice president of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation. Previously, he was vice president and senior associate counsel with the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1989 to 1993, special counsel with Hahn & Hessen from 1994 to 1995, and senior international counsel to the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Rosensaft was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen Belsen, Germany. He is the founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and a former national president of the Labor Zionist Alliance. He is secretary of the Park Avenue Synagogue, and he has served as an officer and board member of numerous other organizations, including the World Jewish Congress. He is also widely published on a number of issues, including achieving peace in the Middle East, the Holocaust, politics, and the arts.

1970 MD (Med): STEVEN A. WARTMAN, PhD '79, has been appointed dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.


A. EVERETTE JAMES JR. served as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center over a 16-year period of time. He is the author of more than 500 reviewed articles, 150 textbook chapters, and 20 textbooks representing a broad range of topics in science, medicine, law, and management. His most recent book is titled Administration: Management Techniques. He currently works at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and continues to write about art, and to donate parts of his private collections as gifts or loans.


PETER D. LIFTON, MA (A&S) '77, PhD Univ. of California, Berkeley '83, of Lexington, Mass., writes: "I own and operate Lifton Investigative Services, a private detective agency in the Boston area specializing in corporate security and prevention of economic espionage. After a 15-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, I accepted an early retirement incentive package. As a senior manager, I specialized in counterintelligence threats from foreign governments. I also served as the first director of the President's National Counterintelligence Center Threat Assessment Office. My wife, Ellen, is in private practice as a clinical psychologist, and my son, Josh, who has never missed a day of school, is a star pitcher and goalie on his respective baseball and soccer teams."


FARID GHARAGOZLOO, MD (Med) '83, of Potomac, Md., writes: "I am presently professor of surgery and director of thoracic surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and founding partner of Mid Atlantic Thoracic Associates." He is married and has a 10-year-old daughter. He writes: "These two ladies are the greatest gifts of my life."

DAVID LILIENFELD, MS (ENG) '80, has moved to New Jersey, where he is directing epidemiology activities at Bristol-Myers Squibb. PAUL TOSCANO, PhD '83, is associate professor at the University at Albany–SUNY. He received the University at Albany's Excellence in Teaching Award and the university-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He and his wife, Mary, and daughter Amy, welcome the newest addition to their family, Elena Jean, born on August 9.


COLIN CHINN, MHS (PH) '82, MD Medical College of Virginia '85, is currently assigned as group surgeon, Third Force Service Support Group for the U.S. Navy on Okinawa, Japan. He transfers to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa in July 2000 to assume the role of director for medical services. He was married on October 2 to Eiko Kiyuna, an Okinawan triathlete. The couple honeymooned on the big island of Hawaii and watched the Ironman Triathalon. GARE A. SMITH, JD Univ. of Michigan Law School '83, of Mill Valley, Calif., is vice president at Levi Strauss & Co. He writes: "After serving for four years in the Clinton administration as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, I moved to San Francisco and to my current position. My wife, Serena Wilson, and I had our first child, Mistaya Skylynn Smith."


BRUCE ADELSON, of Alexandria, Va., married Valerie Fedio in November 1998. She is a health policy analyst and lobbyist for the Epilepsy Foundation, USA. He writes: "In spring 1999, my sixth book, Brushing Back Jim Crow--The Integration of Minor League Baseball in the American South, was published by the University Press of Virginia. Telling the previously unheralded story of Southern baseball integration and its contribution to the civil rights movement, the book has received much acclaim, garnering excellent reviews nationwide in such publications as The Washington Post, Dallas Morning-News, Booklist, Philadelphia Inquirer, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly. The book also has been featured on nationwide and local talk radio programs. I have been invited to give presentations about my book at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, National Archives, and other institutions for Black History Month, February 2000. Brushing Back Jim Crow has been nominated for the Seymour Medal for Best Baseball Book of 1999. Finally, I recently finished two new books, my fifth and sixth titles for children. It has been a wonderfully busy and rewarding year."

JUDSON C. FRENCH JR. is president & CEO of Strategic Services International Inc., a company that helps broadcasting, entertainment, new media, and a variety of other companies take advantage of the convergence of television, broadband telecommunications, and Internet computing technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on digital media, including Herring on Hollywood, Kagan Digital Household Summit, and the DTV Forum. He is frequently sought by the media to provide expert commentary on convergence issues. He also has been interviewed by numerous major market media outlets and trade publications, including ABC's World News Tonight, The Wall Street Journal, CNNfn, MSNBC, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, Television Broadcast Magazine, Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, TV Technology, and many others. DAVID GELLER was recently appointed president and chief executive officer of Home Health Corporation of America Inc. in King of Prussia, Pa. The company is a leading provider of home nursing and respiratory therapy services. He and his wife, Carol, live in Lancaster, Pa., with their children, Michael and Stephanie. SCOTT M. PAUL, MD Tel Aviv University '85, of Silver Spring, Md., is busy building his practice. He writes: "I serve as medical director for rehab at two local hospitals and may be adding two more! My wife has left occupational therapy to learn how to make violins. I might be able to break 100 for 18 holes of golf, if I had more time!"

KEVIN STONE, MBA Dartmouth College '84, of Bow, N.H., has accepted a partnership in a healthcare consulting firm after 18 years at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is coaching AAU basketball for 15-year-olds and went to the New England regional final four with his team. He is married and has two children.


ANDREW KOSLOW, MA (SAIS) '84, of San Francisco, has opened a branch office of a Canadian-based venture capital firm, Whytecliff Capital Corporation. He serves as the company's managing director.

SYDNEY S. YOON, MD Univ. of Chicago '86, is chief of magnetic resonance and neuroradiology and co-chief of interventional radiology at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. He and his wife, Kyunghee Yoon, announce the birth of their daughter, Christine Jeojin, born on October 23.


FRANCIE (RAPPAPORT) S. BERNITZ, MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology '88, has been elected vice president of corporate marketing and communications at Ionics Incorporated, a leading global water purification company based in Watertown, Mass. She joined Ionics as marketing director in April 1997, after working in sales, marketing, and corporate planning for FMC Corporation since 1988. She writes: "By the year 2025, the number of people on the planet living in water-stressed countries is expected to reach 3 billion! There is no question that the water business is both important and exciting. I really love the challenge and the opportunity to travel all around the world." Ms. Bernitz has been married for 10 years to Steve Bernitz. They live in Lexington, Mass., with their two children, Nathaniel and Sophia. She writes: "Outside of work, Steve and I are having fun raising our children. Between karate, skating, hockey, French, and violin and guitar lessons, it is a pretty crazy, full plate! We are really enjoying being back in the Boston area after spending many years in Chicago and Philadelphia."


The Clinton/Narboni Duo, comprised of MARK CLINTON, MM (Peabody) '86 and NICOLE NARBONI, DMA (Peabody) '92 performed as faculty member and guest artist at the Sheppard School of Music at Rice University in Houston in September.

SUSAN KAPLAN and BRAD BARAZANI, MBA Univ. of Michigan '86, announce the birth of their second child, Leah Tamar, who was born on August 29. She joins big brother, Alexander.


CHRISTOPHER J. BAKER, MD Columbia Univ., of Longwood, Fla., writes: "My wife, KRISTY ZERN BAKER '85, and I are now permanent Floridians. We have two wonderful daughters, Allie and Sydney. Professionally, things are great for both of us, and the climate isn't too bad either!"

MARK MARGOLIN, MEd Univ. of California--Los Angeles, of Temecula, Calif., relocated his corporate training and technical communications firm to Temecula, a fast-growing city in the inland valley about 50 miles northeast of San Diego. He writes: "Since moving, we've more than doubled our staff, as we shift more heavily into multi-media and Internet applications. When I'm not working, I'm likely to be playing bassoon in one of several local bands or orchestras."

1985 MPH (PH): DORIS WILKINSON, sociology professor, has been inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Social Work Hall of Fame. She was one of the first African-American students to study in the university's social work program. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, including the 1992 Great Teacher Award from the University of Kentucky, and the 1992 Distinguished Professor Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of several professional associations and has served as president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, of the Eastern Sociological Society and as vice president of the American Sociological Association. She has published books and articles on sociology theory, race, class, and gender. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and Smith College.


RICHARD A de la CRUZ reported for duty at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

LAURENCE MERMELSTEIN, MD Univ. of Pennsylvania '90, is a partner at Long Island Spine Specialists, a private orthopedic surgery practice on Long Island, N.Y. He writes: "I am happily married for eight years with two children, Ben and Sara. I still enjoy running, skiing, traveling, and being a weekend soccer-Dad."


JOHN BABCOCK presented a program of music with Pat Sarracco for trumpet and organ in the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis. EDWARD E. VILLANUEVA, MD Pennsylvania College of Medicine '93, of Drexel Hill, Pa., is in his third year of private practice. He is the father of two sons, Francis and Edward.

1987 MM (Peabody): JONATHAN ATLESON provided the technology for the implementation of Dr. Pamela Poulin's Music Theory Tutorial Website, which is presently being tested at the Eastman School of Annapolis.

1987 PhD (A&S): WILLIAM T. CALLAHAN JR., of Concord, Calif., creative director of associated roofing contractors of the Bay Area Counties Inc., has been appointed to a four-year term as commissioner of the California Apprenticeship Council by Governor Gray Davis. At its October meeting, the CAC elected Dr. Callahan as its chairperson for the year 2000.


JOHN J. KALAS, JD Univ. of Maryland '91, LLM Georgetown Univ. '94, recently joined the New York Branch of Tokai Bank Limited as vice president in the legal department. He lives in Huntington Bay, N.Y. with his wife, Peggy, and sons, Alex and Jeremy. JORDAN P. KARP writes: "September 1998 I married the true love of my life, Alice Wilkenfeld, in an intimate ceremony down at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Among the 20 or so guests were ANDREW CHENGE '88, NAKUL JERATH '88, and JOHANNA SAVADER MA (ENG) '94. The wonderful event was followed by the birth of our first child, Zoe Michelle, on August 21. She truly is a miracle. Most recently, I took a position as vice president and general counsel with a privately held information technology training and consulting firm, Mentor Technologies Group Inc., headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Come check us out at and Needless to say, given a year like this past one, I knock on about every piece of wood I come upon."


LAURA (PERLINN) DONEGAN, MD USUHS '93, of Laurel, Md., is a physician at Andrews Air Force Base. She writes: "My husband, Robert Donegan, and I were sent back home to Maryland by the Air Force. We are doubly delighted to announce the birth of our twins, Kristin Maire and Ciara Elizabeth. They were born on October 9, and both were 4 pounds, 8 ounces and 18-1/2 inches long."

BRIAN R. DULIN, MS Lehigh Univ. '97, of Nashua, N.H., is global commodity manager of printed circuit boards and standard semiconductor devices for Nortel Networks. He announces the birth of his son Brendan James, born on July 22. Brendan joins older brother Brian Jr.

JEFFREY A. KONCIUS is living in Los Angeles with his wife, Bettina. He is a trial attorney with the firm of Lange & Koncius, LLP. He is interested in hearing from anyone from Hopkins at

ANDREW RICHMAN, of New York, has been appointed to the position of senior counsel in the office of the general counsel of the New York Stock Exchange.


CHRISTOPHER S. ALLEN works as director of admissions at Dickinson College. In September, he purchased a historic house, which is 220 years old.

ROBERT ANGEVINE recently completed his PhD in history at Duke University and began a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

PHIL BILDNER writes: "In addition to teaching sixth grade in the New York City public school system, I write young adult novels and children's picture books. My first book, Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, will be published by Simon and Schuster next year." KEN CLARK became a certified genealogist in 1995. He was named the 1996 Southeastern Conference Baseball Coach of the Year. MICHAEL A. COSTA, of West Chester, Pa., is back in Pennsylvania after a year in Texas. He is still working in the steel industry. JEFF DE CAGNA writes: "My wife and I are working in Washington. We've been married for seven years, and we're loving it! I work for a non-profit organization, and my new focus is on knowledge and learning. It's very exciting! I'm going to get involved in the 2000 presidential campaign as a volunteer for Bill Bradley." PATRICIA DARCY has finished her PhD and is assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Missouri–Columbia. She writes, "I spend my free time riding my mountain bike and playing with my new kitten, Chester."

GARY EHRLICH passed his professional engineering exam in August 1998, and became a licensed structural engineer. He joined Meyer Consulting Engineers in December 1998. He writes: "Personally, I'm involved with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and am working on an album. I'm also active with an English Renaissance dance group."

"I am currently director of public relations for Cortex Telecom, the world's first free international phone company," writes EFREM EPSTEIN. "Otherwise, I'm living in Manhattan, and loving it. I recently celebrated my 30th birthday in Las Vegas with DAVID ELKES '90."

KAREN ESTRIN and her husband NOAH ESTRIN '91 have moved to Westchester County, N. Y., where their daughter, Adina, is in nursery school. He is a bond trader with Greenwich Capital in Connecticut.

STEWART D. FRIED writes: "After six years in South Florida, I decided to return to the D.C. area. I have since associated with Baise, Miller & Freer P.C., a small D.C. law firm and have specialized in commercial litigation and government contract litigation and have settled in Arlington, Virginia." "My wife, Beth, and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary," writes KENNETH FROMKIN. "We are enjoying life on Manhattan's East Side while working very hard. She is a senior nephrology fellow at Cornell while I am the cardiac catherization and angioplasty / interventional fellow. We enjoyed a mini-JHU reunion last year at our wedding where we saw our friends ERIC BILIK, LARRY ZEITLIN, GRAHAM HANKEY, and JOHN HUANG." DIAN GAN is a contributing writer for Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine. She married Michael Lipp, who is a chef in New York. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the French Culinary Institute.

CHING LO GETTMAN is director of product planning and does technical recruiting for Cummins Engine Company. LOUIS M. GIANGIULIO writes: "I have moved to Washington, D.C. with my new bride, Laura. Keeping busy as a pediatrics intern at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. We appreciate all the alumni who helped celebrate in our wedding day!"

MICHAEL HOLMES and REBECCA MATTRESS HOLMES are living in Vermont, where she is taking care of the kids, the dog, and the home full time, and he is in his second year of a cardiology fellowship. BETH JOHNSON has been teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Piedmont College while finishing her PhD in psychology. She plans on spending a good part of 2000 in India, where her boyfriend has a postdoctoral fellowship.

CAROLYN J. KAHN-HALL changed jobs within MCI WorldCom Government Markets last year. She writes: "Now I support the contract I spent the last three years trying to win. The change has been a good one so far."

ALANA (FIRESTER) KRIEGSMAN recently relocated with her husband from New York City to North Carolina and continues to practice patent law with the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. KAREN MOUL works for the JHU Alumni Association.

ERIC and LINDA OGDEN-WOLGEMUTH write: "We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Emma, on November 13. Our Friday-the-13th baby is thriving, and we are enjoying being a family! Eric became a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics this year, as well as lead physician for the Healthy Steps program in his practice--a nationwide research study for children ages 0-3 and their families. Linda, having finished her doctoral studies, is having fun staying home with Emma." JOSH ORENSTEIN, MBA Wharton '95, writes: "I married Jackie Green, and after a post-wedding day softball game, we left for Hawaii for an incredible two weeks. I am working at Time Inc. as assistant director of Teen People Magazine. Jackie works for Deloitte Consulting, focusing on the health care and pharmaceutical industries."

CAROLE PENA married Gary Sarkis in a ceremony performed by MARK LEWENSTEIN '90. MICHELLE SCHWIENTECK '90 was a bridesmaid, and GABRIELLE KIRSCH '91 read a poem at the ceremony. AARON LONG '89 and JENNY ISSACS '89 were also in attendance. Pena writes: "I finished my PhD in molecular cellular and developmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. I studied bacteriophage integration. While in graduate school, I played hand drums and sang in a Pittsburgh band called PSOAS. We write all original music, recorded a CD, bought a converted school bus, and went on three tours to the Colorado/Wyoming area, numerous tours of the northeast, and one southeast, not to mention our regional Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia area. I've just moved to New Haven, Conn., where I'm about to start a postdoc at Yale University in the Department of microbiol-pathogenesis, researching the type III secretion system of Salmonella."

CAROLINE SAMUELS writes: "I am doing my best to learn Yiddish and Tai Chi."

RAYMOND W. SEKERAK has been promoted to the position of plant manager at a chemical manufacturing facility. He has completed an MBA in finance at the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Cara, spend a lot of their spare time chasing after their son Dave.

RICHARD SELES is the author of a national best-selling book, titled What Men Want. In August 2000, he will be entering an orthopedic fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

RYAN SHAUGHNESSY opened up a law firm last April, specializing in municipal law, real estate litigation, and construction law. "I am a pension actuary for the federal government," writes TODD STEVENS. "I have been weightlifting since college, and I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, cartoons and animation, and modeling."

ANJALI (RANADIVE) SWIENTON writes: "I have left Cellmark Diagnostic, where I worked for seven years in forensics, and I am now a contractor to the Office of Science and Technology at the National Institute of Justice. I am attending law school part time at American University and am just beginning my 2nd year. I also have my own company, Total Body Fitness, Inc., through which I teach aerobics, do personal training and represent a line of herbal weight loss and health products."

"On December 3, 1998, I founded the Center for Ultimatology," writes JOHN TENNISON. "See my website at I released my first cd of original music in 1995."

JENJEN (LUNG) TIAO writes: "My new hobbies are playing board puzzles, watching Disney and Veggie Tale cartoons and reading board books with our toddler, Christian."

JONATHAN WAGNER recently married and moved to Southern California.

NATHAN D. WIRTSCHAFTER married Elisa in February 1999. They honeymooned in Israel and are now living in Los Angeles.


NELS DUMIN and his wife, Jennifer, hosted a baby shower for Jelena and CHARLES STEWART '91. Attendees included ALLISON CHILDS HALE '91 and her husband, Marty, who have since moved to Australia.

ADA M. FISHER, of Salisbury, N.C., was elected to the Rowan Board of Education in 1998. She is a member of the board of directors of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and of the Rowan Salisbury Symphony, and was a member of the board of trustees of Barber-Scotia College from 1996 to 1998.


EDWARD EINHORN's new book, Paradox in Oz, was published in December by Hungry Tiger Press. It is a sequel to Baum's original series, for the 100th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Einhorn is also working as artistic director of Untitled Theater Company #61, with which he directed Richard III. To find out more about the book or the theater company, you can check out the theater company website at, or call the company at 212-387-2043.

DENISE FLOOD-DOYLE and her husband, Thomas Doyle, announce the birth of their first child, William Thomas Doyle, born on Wednesday, November 24, at 10:54 a.m. They write: "Little William must have been anxious to celebrate the holidays since he arrived well before his due date of December 19th! Mommy, Daddy, and baby are all doing well."


SHARI KLEINER and JACOB EINHORN were married in 1996. He writes: "Shari is taking a year off from law school at Georgetown, and I received my MS in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. We are currently living in Tokyo, Japan, at least through the end of 2000. We welcome any and all JHU alums who may be passing through and need a place to crash! Contact us at 81-3-3797-1606."

CHRISTI ZOHLEN, of Orange Park, Fla., graduated from the University of Florida with her MSN in December. She is now a pediatric nurse practitioner in the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Fla.


RAWAN ABDELRAZEK, of Washington, moved to Jerusalem after graduation, where she worked with the Palestinian Team to the Middle East Peace Talks. She then served as a diplomat for Palestine at the United Nations for about three years. Now she is at SAIS studying international economics.

MELISSA (ARAGONES) KIM and her husband, RAY KIM '95, welcomed their first daughter, Teagan Mira Aragones Kim, on August 1. They write: "We are truly enjoying being new parents. In less exciting news, we are both graduating this year from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. Ray is in the process of interviewing for orthopaedic surgery residency programs, and Melissa is taking a year off to be with Teagan."

JOE BUSHEY married Allison Ehrhart in York, Pa., on December 11. He writes: "We are currently residing in Pittsburgh. Allison is working toward her MS at the University of Pittsburgh, while I'm pursuing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.

CHRISTOPHER DRENNEN, of New York, is vice president at Paribas. He writes: "After graduating, I headed to Paris to pursue my MBA in finance. I worked for J. P. Morgan in Paris and London before moving on to investment banking at Paribas in London and now in New York. I currently work as an international debt advisor to supranational institutions and Latin American governments." "I graduated from Duke University Law School in 1998," writes LAURA FORD, of Germantown, Md. "Since then, I've been practicing environmental law at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman in Washington."

AARON GREENWALD, of Birmingham, Ala., graduates from medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this spring. He will begin a residency in psychiatry in July.

KATHY DAY MULLENS writes: "I will be graduating in May from Vanderbilt University with an MS in Management Technology. Then, Frank and I will be moving to San Diego, California, where Frank will begin his residency in internal medicine at the Navy Medical Center in Balboa Park."

TONY YI, of Cherry Hill, N.J., attended George Washington University School of Business after graduation. He joined Ernst & Young LLP and enjoyed two more years in Washington as a strategy consultant. He writes: "Recently I shed the monkey suit to join Inventa Corporation, an e-commerce professional services company, in the business development area. I spend most of my time in New York, San Francisco, and sleeping on planes. I miss college!"


RISA CARLSON is a new appointment to the guitar faculty of the Levine School in Washington, D.C.


1997 MM (Peabody): LESTER GREEN joined the music faculty full time at Morgan State University in Baltimore as lecturer of fine arts. He is teaching music theory, ear training, piano, class piano, and he also has some accompanying and vocal coaching responsibilities.

1997 MA (SAIS): ALBERT A. ZBILY writes: "I am presently working for the Canadian Ministry of Finance in Ottawa, Canada. I am responsible for Canadian Aid Policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean region through the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank. This is a new region, but a great new adventure for me! Hello to my old friends from SAIS. I am hungry for news from the front!"


TONY D. MAZZATESTA, of Sinking Spring, Pa., is a materials engineer with Lucent Technologies in Reading, Pa. He married Patt Jo Spears on August 22, 1998.

1998 MS: THOMAS A. LOGUE recently received his second Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal while assigned to the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations in Washington. As submarine force centennial special projects officer, he designed, developed, and managed undersea warfare and submarine centennial websites ensuring outreach to the public and press. He also coordinated submarine force centennial memorabilia elements by developing memorabilia and researching relevant budgetary, contracting, and printing requirements.


1999 MS (A&S): DEAN SMEHIL is commanding officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship Miller Freeman, home ported in Seattle. The 215-foot stern trawler engages in stock assessment of fisheries and related oceanographic processes in the waters of the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean. He is married and has two children.


1930: JOSEPH O. KAISER, a Baltimore native and retired federal bankruptcy judge, died in December at Sinai Hospital of respiratory failure. He was 85. He is a 1936 graduate of the University of Maryland Law School. He was a law clerk and bailiff in U.S. District Court and began his legal career during the Depression, sharing offices with several other lawyers. During World War II, he served as a major in the 78th Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, earning the Bronze Star. He also served in Korea. He worked as a bankruptcy judge in U.S. District Court for 23 years, retiring in 1978. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a grandson.

1935 MD (Med): LEON SCHLOSSBERG, a Johns Hopkins University professor known internationally as a medical illustrator and the creator of "Mr. Bones"--a three-dimensional scale model of a human skeleton--died in December of colon cancer at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 87. His most famous work, The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Human Functional Anatomy, an all-time best seller for the Johns Hopkins University Press, is entering a fifth printing and has been translated into 11 languages. Last May, after more than 50 years at Hopkins, he was made an honorary doctor of humane letters. Mr. Schlossberg also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 from the Association of Medical Illustrators. A scholarship for students in his department was established in his name this year. He enjoyed power boating and was a member of the congregation of Oheb Shalom. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.

1935: HARRY S. STERLING, who lived in Fernandina Beach, Florida, died at his home on September 13. Before his retirement in 1976, he worked within the Corning Glass works for 30 years. During World War II, he was an engineer working on submarines and other military vessels and serving in the United States Army Reserve, rising to the rank of first lieutenant. He was an active member of the First Methodist Church in Corning, N.Y., for many years. While living in Kentucky, he was awarded the Honorary Kentucky Colonel by the governor in honor of his many contributions to the Kentucky business community. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a stepdaughter, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1938: THOMAS E. ELLIS JR., who lived in North Palm Beach, Fla., died on August 29. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II and was honorably discharged. He worked for NCR for 21 years in various sales and marketing capacities, and he retired to Florida in 1966. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one sister.

1938 MD (Med): GEORGE LIBMAN ENGEL, emeritus professor of psychiatry and medicine at the University of Rochester, died on November 26. His career spanned 50 years at the university. His identical twin brother, FRANK ENGEL '38, was a member of the same class in medical school. He died in 1963.

1939: JOHN W. MORRIS, who had been president of a company that owned Baltimore apartment buildings, died in December of lung cancer. He was a resident of Baltimore. After joining the Maryland National Guard in 1939, he was called into the Army Air Corps during World War II and served through most of the war as a radio operator--flying into combat in the European, North Africa and China-Burma-India theaters. He received a certificate of valor for the Mediterranean campaign. In the early '60s he became president of the George R. Morris Organization, where he began working in 1945. The company was dissolved and its remaining properties sold after he retired in 1985. He served on the board of directors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Baltimore, and was a former officer of the Apartment House Owners Association of Maryland. He enjoyed playing golf and gardening, especially tending his roses, and was a longtime member of the Mount Washington Club.

1940: RUTH GUTHRIE BROWN, a retired registered nurse and educator, died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Charlestown Retirement Community. After graduating from the School of Nursing, she worked as a private duty nurse in Johns Hopkins Hospital's Marburg unit and the Wilmer Eye Institute. During the 1950s, she earned a bachelor's degree in education from Maryland State Teachers College at Towson (now Towson University), and taught elementary school in both city and Baltimore County public schools before returning to nursing in the early 1960s. She retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1970s. She was married in 1941 to Aldrey Bennett Brown, an architect, who died in 1976. She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women's Club. An avid traveler, Mrs. Brown visited all 50 states, England, Australia, India, New Zealand and Japan, where she taught English for six months in 1977. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed playing bridge and Scrabble. She is survived by her daughter, a grandson, a granddaughter, a sister, and a great-granddaughter.

1948 PhD: CLEMENT L. MARKERT died on October 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1948 MPH (PH): PHILIP SARTWELL, retired chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, died in November at his home in Marblehead, Mass. After serving as a major in the Surgeon General's office during World War II, he taught at Boston University and Harvard University, as well as at Hopkins. The former editor and chairman of the board of overseers of the American Journal of Epidemiology, he was contributor to the New England Journal of Medicine. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

1948: MERVIN SHALOWITZ, a Chicago-born physician who helped build one of the first managed healthcare plans in Chicago, died on November 29 in Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie. He was chief executive officer of The Medical Group Ltd., an independent network of about 250 doctors in the Chicago area, and he was a professor at Rush Medical College. Dr. Shalowitz foresaw that medicine was on the verge of being taken over by corporations, but he felt strongly that medical care would be managed best by physicians. He persuaded a handful of Chicago-area doctors to join him in one of the first private medical groups in Chicago, operating out of clinics owned by doctors. In 1983, he was a pioneer in yet another healthcare trend: the growth of the Medicare HMO. In addition to serving as a mentor at the Kellogg School, Dr. Shalowitz was a former chairman of the Illinois State Scholarship Commission and a founding board member of the Hospice of the North Shore, now Palliative Care Center of the North Shore.

1951: RICHARD BAFFORD who lived in Aiken, S.C., died in September.

1951: EDWIN H. SEEGER, MA (A&S) '52, JD George Washington Univ. '56, a longtime Washington lawyer who retired last summer after three years as a managing partner of Seeger, Potter, died of complications from cancer on November 24 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He primarily focused on regulatory matters in the metals, mining, and energy fields and other aspects of environmental law during a 43-year legal career in Washington. He worked for the firm of Prather, Seeger, Doolittle & Farmer from 1964 to 1994. He was a member of the Old Town Civic Association and past president of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Atheneum. He was a member of the Washington and American Bar associations, the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center Committee, and the Metropolitan Club. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

1952: ARLENE LEWIS, a former registered nurse and retired director at the National Academy of Opticianrs died in November of heart failure at her Bowie home. She was 70. She had been director of the correspondence program of the National Academy of Opticianry for many years until retiring in 1996. She had worked as a real estate agent during the 1960s and 1970s for Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. She worked as an operating room nurse at Johns Hopkins and was an instructor in the nursing school's student-nursing program. In the late 1950s, she worked as a nurse on the New York-to-Florida passenger trains of the Seaboard Airline Railroad. After her son, Scott Lewis, a Washington police officer, was killed in the line of duty in 1995, Mrs. Lewis became active in the police department's Concerns of Police Survivors and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. She also was a member of Street Survival, a training program to help officers deal with the dangers of police work. She is survived by her daughter, Stacie Lewis of Annapolis. Her husband, Donald R. Lewis, an Internal Revenue Service tax specialist, died in 1989.

1952: B. CARTER RANDALL, former senior vice president of Equitable Trust Co. and an original Wall Street Week television show panelist, died in December of emphysema at Altamonte Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Randall had been a member of the Maryland Club, Bachelors Cotillon and the Elkridge Club. He is survived by two daughters, three stepsons, a stepdaughter, a sister, and 14 grandchildren.

1956 MS (ENG): PAUL GILBERT HAHN, retired aerospace engineer of Martin-Marietta for 40 years, died October 10 of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one granddaughter.

1971 PhD (A&S): GARDNER POND, a longtime professor of liberal arts at the Essex campus of the community College of Baltimore County, died in December of a heart attack at his home in Baltimore. He was 65. A politics and philosophy professor who taught at Essex for 36 years, he played a major role in guiding the growth of the school over three decades. He is survived by his wife the former Virginia Thomas, a professor of liberal arts at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.