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Robert Resnick, A&S '43, '49 (PhD), a world-famous physics educator, is one of eight new members of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Alumni Hall of Fame. He is professor emeritus at Rensselaer and the former Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Science Education.


Wallace L. Salzman, A&S '47, has written Ortho-Para, a trilogy of treatises that challenge traditional views on the evolution of matter, man, and civilization. The three volumes are If You'll Be My Today, I'll Be Your Tomorrow; Our Journey to Fulfillment; and Passion's Experiment.


B.N. Carter II, Med '51, has just had published a two-volume history of the Carter family in Virginia. These volumes trace the history of the Carter family from the 1600s to the present.


Raymond J. Krizek, A&S '54, recently received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain, in recognition of his teaching and research contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession. He is currently Stanley F. Pepper Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the master of project management program at Northwestern University.


Joann McClung Flower, Nurs '58, served 12 years in the Kansas House of Representatives and is currently on the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging.


John Corcoran, Engr '59, A&S '62 (MA), '63 (PhD), professor of philosophy at the University of Buffalo, was named doctor honoris causa in October by the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain for his work in history and philosophy of logic.


Carlyle Storm, A&S '61, '63 (MA), '65 (PhD), has retired as director of the Gordon Research Conferences, West Kingston, Rhode Island. He served as director from 1993 to 2003. The board of trustees has named him director emeritus. In November, he was named the first Eglesfield Benefactor for Queens College, Oxford.


Robert G. Keane Jr., Engr '62, recently received the highest award of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Admiral David W. Taylor Medal for 2003, "for notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering," at the society's annual meeting in San Francisco.


Steve Gitomer, Engr '64, received the 2003 Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. He has been a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1974. When not busy as editor of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science and science adviser to the U.S. State Department for Science Centers in Russia and Ukraine, he enjoys visiting his two grandchildren and bicycling in the mountains near his home in Santa Fe.


Cecelia (Halbert) Tichi, A&S '65 (MA), has written Exposés and Excesses: Muckraking in America, 1900­2000.


Linda C. Andrist, Nurs '69, received the Practice Paper of the Year Award for "Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating in Adolescent Women," which was published in the March/April 2003 issue of the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing. She is associate professor and coordinator of the Adult/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Theodore Plantinga, A&S '69 (MA), writes: "You wanted to know who got married. I did, on December 7, 2002, to Janet Russell. I am currently professor of philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario."


William I. Brustein, SAIS '71 (MA), has published Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). He is director of the University Center for International Studies, professor of sociology, political science, and history, and University Center for International Studies Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Bill Overton, A&S '71 (MA), has been awarded the title of Professor of Literary Studies at Loughborough University in the U.K.


George L. Murphy, A&S '72 (PhD), writes: "My fourth book, The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross, has just been published by Trinity Press International. It is a discussion of issues raised by science and technology in the context of Luther's theology of the cross." He is pastoral associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio, and adjunct faculty at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus.


Ann Harris, SPSBE '73 (MEd), will be the Centennial District Governor for Rotary International District 5470 in southern Colorado from July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005.


Wayne Hunt, SPSBE '74 (MS), was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003 by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Hunt is a faculty member at the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and in recent years has taught the clinical community counseling internship, addictions internship, and advanced internship. In addition, Hunt serves as assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine's HIV clinic.


Charles Lewis, SAIS '77, has written The Buying of the President 2004, currently on the New York Times best-seller list. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog organization that does investigative reporting and research on public policy issues.
    Brett Miles, A&S '77, is pursuing his PhD in human and organizational development at the Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
    Thaddeus Rutkowski, A&S '77 (MA), has written a novel, Roughhouse, which was chosen as a finalist for the Members' Choice of the Asian American Literary Awards. His work has been anthologized in Sweet Jesus: Poems About the Ultimate Icon (Anthology Editions), Help Yourself (Autonomedia), The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder's Mouth), and The Naughty Bits (Three Rivers/Crown). He teaches at Pace University and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York.


Walter H. Ettinger Jr., Med '78, has been named president of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
    Jeffrey Levenson, Engr '78, was recently appointed by Florida governor Jeb Bush to serve as a state court judge in Broward County.
    Ellen Sussman, A&S '78 (MA), who lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters, has published a novel, On a Night Like This. It will also be translated and published in six other countries.


Margaret (Meg) Catzen, A&S '79, married Jeffrey W. Brown on Saturday, January 3, in South Lake Tahoe. They are residing in Sacramento, California.


Homayoon M. Akbari, A&S '83, has joined the Department of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Akbari recently completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University in New York.


Hector N. Hernandez, A&S '86, a practicing ENT physician and surgeon, has co-founded Vernico Corporation, a Florida-based product development company. They recently launched their first product, LabelRx, a software program that produces prescriptions without using an electronic medical records system.
    Sharon Hogge, SPSBE '86, joined the firm of Winston Garbee & Hogge in Houston, Texas, as president. The firm provides management, legal, and engineering consulting services. Susan (Wonsiewicz) Trout, A&S '86, and Stanley Trout, A&S '86, have moved to Denver. Sue has taken a position as a reproductive endocrinologist at Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology. Stan has left AIG to stay home and take care of their two children, Sam, 5, and Maggie, 3.


Luis Bendezu II, Med '88, writes: "Just wanted to let everyone know that my wife, Jenifer, and I had our second child. Bridget Ashling was born 1/12/04. We're all doing well, just a little tired from the new schedule. Bridget's big brother, Liam, has been doing all he can to help out!" Chris Dalton, A&S '88, writes: "My wife and I traveled to China in October 2003 to pick up our newly adopted daughter, Grace Mei Dalton. Grace was born in Yiyang City, Hunan Province, on January 13, 2003, and joined our family on October 12, 2003. We're very proud of and happy with our little girl — and look forward to teaching her all about lacrosse!"
    Scott David Lippe, A&S '88, is pleased to announce that he has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. Lippe maintains a private practice in Paramus. He lives with his wife and six children in Fair Lawn.


Erick M. Santos, Engr '89, writes: "I am now in my PGY-4 year as an orthopaedic surgery resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On September 29, 2003, Lisa and I welcomed our first child, Daniel Antonio, to our family. Now I have two reasons for not getting enough sleep."


Roberto Allen, A&S '90 (MA), has been elected president of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is an associate in the business department of the Baltimore office of Saul Ewing, LLP. His one-year term was effective January 1.
    Jennie (O'Hara) McFarland, A&S '90, married Thomas McFarland on April 26, 2003, in Rye, New York. She writes: "My college roommates, Mimi Lukens, A&S '90, and Andrea Crane, A&S '90, were both bridesmaids in my wedding, and Mimi's son, Wil, was a ring bearer. Caroline Bonte, A&S '91, did a reading at our mass. Also attending were Chryssanthe (Ganaris) Detroyer, A&S '92; Carleton (Thomas) Henrich, A&S '89; Elaine Chou, A&S '92; Audrey (Mastroangelo) Reynolds, A&S '92; and Mike Detroyer, A&S '95."


Michele Cellai, Nurs '91, writes: "I have moved to the Richmond, Virginia, area. I am working as a nurse practitioner for the Hume-Lee Transplant Center. I would love to hear from any former classmates that I have lost touch with over the years."
    Kate (Dix) Hrach, A&S '91, writes: "I am currently living in Pittsburgh with my husband, Charles, who is an ophthalmologist. I have been practicing emergency medicine for the last five years, after finishing my residency at the University of Michigan. We enjoy spending our free time with our daughters, Emily and Megan."
    Rupal G. Kothari, A&S '91, writes: "I married Hemal Shah in August 2002. Deirdre Flaherty, A&S '91, and Saurabh Shah, A&S '91, were among the guests. While my husband is immersed in his surgical residency, I am busy running my law firm in Washington D.C., where I have practiced immigration and nationality law since 1998, and teaching immigration law at the University of Maryland."
    Jeff Lilly, SAIS '91, and his father, Ambassador James Lilly, a former adjunct professor of Chinese economics at SAIS, have co-written James Lilly's memoirs. The book is called China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy in Asia. Jeff has taken a post in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, where he will be helping political parties to develop.


Stacy (Maltzman) Feldman, A&S '92, and her husband are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reese Audrey Feldman, on May 1, 2003. She joins her older brother, Dean Bradley. The birth was within days of the birth of a son to fellow Hopkins graduate Sara Watkin-Fox, Peab '92, SPSBE '98 (MS). Feldman writes: "My family also moved last year (a whole mile down the road), and I am so happy to be home spending time with my children!"
    Maria Antonia Garces, A&S '92 (MA), '94 (PhD), has received the Modern Language Association of America's James Russell Lowell Prize for her book, Cervantes in Algiers: A Captive's Tale, published by Vanderbilt University Press. Brian Huff, SPSBE '92 (MS), has been named vice president of merchandising for Cub Foods, a Minnesota-based grocery retailer.
    Marcy Schwartz, A&S '92 (PhD), co-edited Voice-Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature with Daniel Balderston. She is currently professor of Spanish and academic director of Latin American Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
    Tracy (Williams) Yellen, A&S '92, was recently named campaign director for the YWCA of the USA/Global Campaign, with a goal of raising $30 million to fund leadership development for women and girls around the world. Tracy and her husband, Steve, live in El Paso, Texas, and have two kids, Jack and Anna Jo.


Jodi Nordmann Harap, A&S '93, writes: "Life in Chicago is hectic, but good. My husband, Steve, and I welcomed a baby girl, Leigha Brooke, on July 9, and we haven't slept much since. When we're not changing diapers, I'm still working at a private practice as a clinical psychologist, and Steve is very busy with his consulting company. We also compare baby stories with alums Jackie Farris, A&S '93, and Richard Schwartz, A&S '93, who had a baby boy named Griffin in October, and Kimberly Fahrenbrook Rich, A&S '93, and her husband, Jason, who welcomed twins Caroline and Andrew in September. Feel free to drop me a line at"
    Heidi Louise Williams, Peab '93, '95 (MM), '00 (DMA), has made her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.


R. Shane Mangus, A&S '94, and Claire (Hawkins) Mangus, Nurs '95, are celebrating the birth of their fourth child, Anna Elizabeth. Anna joins Benjamin, Abigail, and Matthew. Shane is finishing his residency in general surgery at Indiana University Medical Center and begins a two-year fellowship in solid organ transplantation at IU in July. Claire works as a certified nurse midwife in Indianapolis, providing obstetric and women's healthcare to low-income women.
    Timothy J. Min II, A&S '94, has recently relocated from the New York City area to Memphis, where he currently works for the legal department of FedEx World Headquarters. Timothy represents FedEx on international trade law matters including the World Trade Organization and other bilateral and multilateral trade agreements.
    Royce Poinsett, A&S '94, and the former Hawley Shaw were married in July at a ceremony in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Serving as a groomsman was JHU classmate and fellow Delta Upsilon brother Lane Wimberly, A&S '94. Royce is an attorney for Texas Governor Rick Perry and recently began a new role as the governor's counsel for budget, planning, and policy. Hawley is beginning a new career as a dietitian and college professor. The Poinsetts reside in Austin, Texas, and Royce can be reached at


Jennifer Johnson, A&S '95, and Keith Critzer, Engr '97, were married in Towson, Maryland, on October 25, 2003. Ernie Shosho, A&S '95, and Laurin Eskridge, A&S '95, served as best man and maid of honor, respectively. Captain Chris Odachowski, A&S '97, on his way back to the U.S. following a nine-month tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, served as honorary best man. His wife, Tracey (Hearn) Odachowski, Nurs '99, read Scripture during the ceremony. Also in attendance were Rick Sharma, A&S '95; Jeremy Barnes, A&S '00; Garin Danielian, A&S '96; Margaret (Chi) Efron, A&S '94; Bridey Flynn, Engr '95; Ryan Johnstone, A&S '94; Peter Keohane, A&S '95; Jeanny Kim, A&S '96; Paul Kuntz, Engr '98; Michelle Lee, A&S '95; Matt MacLean, A&S '96; Danny Organek, A&S '94; Mike Pflieger, A&S '96; and Wendy (Seltzer) Weller, A&S '95. Jennifer is an accountant for Marriott International Corporation, and Keith is a senior engineer at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company. After a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple will begin a 12-month temporary work assignment in Beaumont, Texas.
    Rick Sharma, A&S '95, writes: "I've wrapped up my Army commitment, moved from D.C. to New York, and have returned to my old law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. I ran the New York Marathon and have been enjoying my time back in the city. I'm eager to catch up with New York alumni that I may have lost touch with. They can reach me at"


Major William Colligan, A&S '96 (MA), recently returned from Iraq, where he served with the V Corps Headquarters in Baghdad and received a Bronze Star. A graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, he now serves on the staff for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs at the Pentagon.
    Leslie Farnsworth, A&S '96, writes: "After much moving around, I'm back in Houston, my home city, where I've re-headquartered my corporate communications company, FrogDog Communications ( The business has been growing rapidly in recent years, and so lately I haven't had time for much else but my fiancé, Ted Barlow, and my dog, Ramona. (There's no set date for a Ted and Leslie wedding quite yet — we've truly had no time to plan it.) Over the years since graduation, I've lost touch with my old Hopkins friends, and I think that's a mighty shame. If any of you are out there, send me an e-mail to"
    Michael Patrick Murray, A&S '96 (MA), has enjoyed a long legal career as a trial attorney, both as a prosecutor and defense counsel, as well as a trial judge and appellate judge. In addition he has taught as a law professor at four different law schools and served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is currently working on his fourth novel.
    Laura VanTine, A&S '96, writes: "I was married on June 7, 2003, to Derek VanTine in Tarrytown, New York, at Lyndhurst Castle. Victoria Grantham, A&S '96; Krista Risley, A&S '96; and Elizabeth Greilsheimer, A&S '96, were my bridesmaids. Also in attendance at the wedding were Sara Farber, A&S '96; Sue Srinivasan, A&S '95; and Allison Yoder, A&S '97. In July, Derek and I moved from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, and are happily settling into warmer weather."


R. James De Rose III, A&S '97, '99 (MA), and Laura (Mielcarek) De Rose, A&S '97, welcomed their first child. Adelia Austine De Rose was born on December 19, 2003, weighing in at 7 pounds 13 ounces.
    Aaron Dolgoff, SAIS '97 (MA), writes: "My wife, Jennifer, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Maya Hope, on October 25. Her arrival was a joyous end to a year of many changes — among them a new home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a new job for myself. Last year I joined Charles River Associates as a senior consultant in their finance practice. We can be reached at"
    Ajoy Reddi, A&S '97, writes: "Greetings from Chicago! I am now in my second stint in the Windy City, where I enrolled at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. I anticipate getting my MBA in 2005. I still stay in touch with Dr. Oliver Ni, A&S '96, who is a neurology resident in Salt Lake City; Dr. Arash Kimyai-Asadi, A&S '95, Med '99, who recently moved to Houston with his new wife, Ming, after they finished their residencies at NYU; Dr. Adil Usman, A&S '96, who is finishing his dermatology residency at Albert Einstein in New York City; and Imran Haider, A&S '96, who is now working in the Bay Area."


Lauren Matukaitis Broyles, Nurs '98, is simultaneously pursuing a PhD in nursing and a master's in bioethics at University of Pittsburgh.
    Jessica Karl, A&S '98, SPH '99, writes: "So many wonderful things have happened since I left JHU five years ago! I began medical school at SUNY Buffalo in '01 and am working toward my dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist. I can't seem to stay away from science, though, and am taking this year off from my studies to complete a research fellowship in residence at the NIH. The most joyous news is that I recently became engaged to my best friend, fellow medical student, and cross-country mountain biking partner, Daniel Shand. I am honored to have Valerie Evering, A&S '98, as my maid of honor and Dr. Laura Jean Podewils, SPH '03, as a bridesmaid. Email me at — I'd love to hear from you!" Judith Sanford, Nurs '98, completed her post-master's at Johns Hopkins as an acute care nurse practitioner. She is working in the Emergency Department at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
    Mark Wimmer, Nurs '98, is a captain in the Army and recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan, where he worked as an operating room nurse. Mark served in Bosnia in 2001.


Elizabeth Bender, SPSBE '99 (MAT), writes: "I am no longer teaching. Instead, I am writing full time. My publisher, Bloomsbury Children's Books, brought out my first book, The Frog Princess, last year. The sequel, Dragon's Breath, came out in the U.S. this past September and in the UK in November. The third book in the trilogy will be coming out next fall. I am currently working on another children's book, which will also be for ages 8 and up, and have begun visiting schools to talk about my books and/or give writing workshops. I write under my maiden name, E. D. Baker. If any old classmates would like to contact me, my e-mail address is"
    Gregory Schoenig, Engr '99, '00 (MS), '01(MS), completed his MBA at George Washington University in 2003. He is currently working on a PhD in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech. He has worked full time in various roles as a contractor with the Department of Defense for over five years and is currently working for SAIC as a technical adviser to the United States Secret Service.
    Joy Vaccaro, A&S '99, and Daniel Posner, A&S '99, were married on October 12, 2003, in White Plains, New York. Jennifer Deaderick, A&S '99, was a maid of honor, Susan Daimler, A&S '99, was a bridesmaid, and Ted Powers, A&S '99, and Geoff Goodman, A&S '97, were readers.
    Shawn C. Wolsey, SPSBE '99 (MS), passed the July Maryland state bar exam. He was sworn in on December 17, 2003. Shawn is currently looking for a position in his concentrations, which are environmental and real estate law. He and his wife, Barbara, still live in the Baltimore area. Antonio Williams, SPSBE '99, has been promoted to chief of the Baltimore Police Department.


Carlos Capellán, A&S '00, graduated from Officer Candidate School last August and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Field Artillery. He will complete his Officer Basic course in February and will be leaving for his first assignment in Korea in March.
    Henry T. Gilbert IV, A&S '00, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida.
    Andrea Katz, A&S '00, married Matthew Rosenberg, A&S '02, on August 10, 2003, in Pennsylvania. Andrea is finishing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and is applying for a surgical residency. Matthew is working as an accountant in Baltimore and finishing coursework for his CPA. Bridesmaids included Clare Maisano, A&S '00, and Alicia Groft, Engr '98. Groomsmen included Paul Roberts, Engr '02; Michael Schwartz, A&S '02; and Michael Walsh, A&S '02. Several Johns Hopkins alumni attended, including Brian Razzaque, Engr '00; Tara Leone, A&S '00; Yumi Yasutake, A&S '00; Thomas Stergiou, A&S '99; Ricky Grisson, A&S '00; Holly Pippet, A&S '02; Sakar Pudasani, A&S '02; and Ruchi Soparkar, A&S '02.
    Thomas C. Timmes, Engr '00 (MA), writes: "I am now a major in the Army and teaching environmental engineering at West Point. I also have a new daughter, Karalyn Grace Timmes."


Jennifer Hoffman, A&S '01 (MS), has completed her first semester in the School of Psychology doctoral program at Temple University. She is currently a psychology associate at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
    Michael Relf, Nurs '01 (PhD), was presented with the 2003 Frank Lamendola Award for Leadership in HIV Nursing from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. He was also named chair of the Department of Professional Nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Leslie Simone Strothers, A&S '01, writes: "I am finishing up my third year at Rutgers University Law School at Camden in New Jersey. After graduation I will be clerking for Judge Angelo DiCamillo, Superior Court judge in Camden. I am also in the midst of planning my wedding to Jason A. Jack, A&S '03, for June 2004. I keep in contact with Katrice Taylor, A&S '01; Natane Bourne, A&S '01; and Anitra (Price) Thomas, A&S '01. Katrice and Anitra are finishing up law school at the University of Richmond. Natane works for Schering-Plough."
    Correction: The information attributed to Melinda Rose, Nurs '01, in February's "Alumni Notes" should have been attributed to Michael Relf, Nurs '01. We regret the error.


Don A. Andrasik, Engr '02 (MS), was placed in charge of a project to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and to increase electrical generation for a large-scale fossil-fueled electrical power station. The successful project was the basis for a technical paper that was presented at the 13th Annual Joint Instruments Automation & Systems (ISA) Power Industrial Division (POWID)/Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Controls and Instrumentation Conference (46th Annual POWID Conference) in June 2002 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
    Rhonda M. Glover, SPSBE '02, was the recipient of the 2003 Tavis Smiley Foundation Volunteer Award. She served as the co-chair of the Youth 2 Leaders National Youth Summit, which was held in August 2003 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Rhonda currently serves as the advisory co-chair for the Washington, D.C.­area Youth 2 Leaders. Christopher I. Moylan, A&S '02 (MS), and his wife, Lauri, welcome their third child, son Augustus James Moylan, born on October 29.


Cory Donovan, SPSBE '03 (MBA), got married on July 19 to Julie Sanders. The reception was held in New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. The couple resides in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

In Memoriam

1934: Donald Dwight Cooper, A&S '34, a Towson pediatrician and World War II medical officer who witnessed the formal Japanese surrender, died in November 2003. His wife, Margaret (Matthews) Cooper, was his office assistant at his private practice until he retired in 1980.

1937: Betsy G. Bang, Med '37 (Cert), a renowned medical illustrator and translator of several books of Indian folk tales, died October 31, 2003. She lived in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She volunteered at the Marine Biological Laboratory and helped computerize its vast catalog of books. She also volunteered at the Woods Hole public library until she was 90. She is survived by a son, daughter, and two granddaughters.

1938: Theodore J. George, SPSBE '38, a retired Baltimore County junior high school principal who founded a library of Greek Orthodox­related titles for his church, died in December 2003. He was a lifetime member of the National Educational Association, the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, and the Maryland State Teachers Association. He was a past president of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association.

1939: Stanley L. Blumenthal, Med '39, a retired pediatrician and Baltimore native, died of a cardiac arrest secondary to complications of multiple myeloma. He was on the staff at the National Children's Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and was in the private practice of pediatrics in Montgomery County. He also served on the pediatrics faculty at Georgetown and George Washington University medical schools. He is survived by his wife; son Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Med '81; grandson; and brother.

1946: Freeman L. Rawson, Med '46, died on December 24, 2003. Dr. Rawson served in the United States Army and the United States Public Health Service. He entered private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1955, and eventually specialized in cardiology. He retired from private practice in 1990 and became a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, where he served until ill health forced his retirement in April 2002. He was married for 60 years to Patricia Harwood Peterson Rawson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and their families, as well as his sister.

Robert J. Laird, A&S '52, president of the University's 30,000-member Baltimore Alumni Chapter from 1988 to 1989, died of cancer on February 6. In addition to his longstanding dedication to the alumni association, Laird holds a special place in Maryland history. He was the founding official of the Maryland State Lottery and created some of its earliest games. He became the lottery's chief deputy director in 1985 in addition to serving as director of marketing. After his retirement, Laird founded RJL Marketing, a direct-marketing service, where he served as president. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Lillian Liberti, and a son, Brian Robert Laird.

1947: Theodore Alford, Med '47, a retired oncology surgeon who had a practice in Washington, D.C., and taught surgery at George Washington University, died on October 20, 2003. He was a member of the Head and Neck Society.

1950: John Cleveland Kidd, A&S '50, a retired vice president of a flooring business and a former director of Pride of Baltimore Inc., died in October 2003.

1950: Ralph F. Davis Sr., SPH '50 (MPH), a retired physician, died in November 2003. Until his retirement in 1989, he was chief resident physician at the Illinois State Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, Illinois.

1956: Charles Bryson Gurney, Med '56, who retired from his family practice of medicine in 1992, died in December 2003. He was a member of the Roane Anderson Medical Society and served as its delegate to the Tennessee Medical Association several times. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to hike.

1957: Francis C.J. Ichniowski, Engr '57, retired chief of information systems for the management division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, died November 16, 2003. He was a 46-year member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of Alcala No. 16 Chapter of the International Order of the Alhambra.

1958: Robert Stewart Bennett, Engr '58, '65 (PhD), an engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University, died on December 6, 2003. Dr. Bennett was an employee of Bionetics, where he ran the research and development division for vulnerabilities/survivabilities analysis, which involved analyzing the vulnerabilities of American military aircraft so that improvements could be made. He had an enthusiasm for amateur radio and television and was active in many Towson, Maryland, civic organizations.

1958: Soichi Steven Hotta, Med '58, a biochemist and medical researcher who retired in 1998 as a medical officer with the Public Health Service's Office of Health Technology Assessment, died on November 2, 2003. Dr. Hotta was also a founder of the Eastern Virginia Medical School at Norfolk.

1958: Guy Tarleton Railey Jr., A&S '58, a retired high school educator and coach, died in December 2003. He was also a longtime high school and collegiate football official and a former commissioner of the Maryland Board of Football Officials. He was the official timekeeper for the Baltimore Colts from 1969 until 1982, the team's last season in Baltimore.

1960: Robert John Bruening, A&S '60, a physicist who retired in 1994 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died on October 31, 2003. His research included infrared instrument development, and he was a trainer at the Egyptian standards laboratory as part of a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He is survived by his wife and two sisters.

1960: Robert Judd Sickels, A&S '60 (PhD), died on June 12, 2003, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had taught political science. Among his books are Race, Marriage and the Law and John Paul Stevens and the Supreme Court.

1962: Richard E. Satzman, A&S '62, died in Sherman Oaks, California, on December 23, 2003, after a long battle with prostate cancer. An attorney by profession, Richard is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughters, Lisa and Hillary, and close friends who were fortunate to have him in their lives.

1970: Louise S. Remanjon, A&S '70 (MLA), who had a passion for social causes, died November 24, 2003. After earning her degree at Johns Hopkins, she taught literature and creative writing to adults at Towson University and the Edenwald Retirement Community. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed preparing dishes from her New Orleans background.

1972: Rose Salner, SPSBE '72 (MA), who taught reading in the Baltimore school system, died in October 2003. Mrs. Salner was an avid Orioles fan and held season tickets to the Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Opera, the Mechanic Theatre, and Center Stage. She hiked, played tennis, and swam until her mid-80s. She is survived by her daughter, son, and two grandchildren.

1990: Vadim Valery Filatov, Med '90, an eye doctor who directed a half-dozen centers for laser-assisted surgery in the New York region, died in November 2003. He is survived by his wife, mother, and three sons.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognize personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Theodore Bickart, Engr '57, '58 (MS), '60 (PhD), is an authority in engineering education. He was the 14th president of the Colorado School of Mines and served as dean of engineering at Michigan State University and Syracuse University. A distinguished academician in the United States, Russia, and China, Bickart was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2001.

Kathryn Zoon, SPH '76, is principal deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. She previously served as director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Federal Drug Administration. An internationally acclaimed researcher in biologics and interferon and cytokine biology, Zoon has received numerous awards honoring her exemplary contributions to science.

Heritage Award
Recognizes outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Loraine Panek Bernstein, Peab '55, an award-winning operatic performer, serves as assistant director and trustee of the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust, which helps support the Shriver Hall Concert Series, the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and the Johns Hopkins Office of Special Events at Shriver Hall. Together with her husband, Malcolm "Mac" Bernstein, Peab '51, she has been a tireless advocate for Peabody and active supporter of alumni programs.

Edward Lewison, Med '36, is an associate professor emeritus of the School of Medicine. A loyal alumnus, he has served as class agent, coordinated fund-raising campaigns, and been the driving force behind biennial Class of '36 reunion dinners. Lewison's service to cancer patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital was recognized with the dedication of the Edward F. Lewison Library at the Oncology Center and establishment of the Lewison Library Endowment Fund.

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