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Edward Clautice, Engr '38, is one of the four featured poets in the International Society of Poets' current Who's Who list.


Felix I. Belmont, A&S '40, has been affiliated with KVNF-FM Public Radio in Colorado, serving as president, vice president, and treasurer at various times during the past 25 years. He retired in 1978 from Borden Inc. International.

Benson B. Boss, Engr '40, who lives in New Mexico, writes that he is spending time on amateur radio, writing, and improving his spiritual self.

Ernest C. Kiehne, A&S '40, remains active at Legg Mason in mutual fund management. He co-founded the well-known Legg Mason Value Trust in 1982.

Alfred E. Rosenthal, A&S '40, served as chief of medicine, director of cardiology, and president of all medical staff at Bayonne Hospital. He is also president of the Bayonne Jewish Community Center.

Edward O. Thomas, A&S '40, a retired judge of the Worcester County Circuit Court, is active in sculpture and painting at Buckingham's Choice Retirement Community, where he is chairman of the art committee.


José Ramírez-Rivera, A&S '49, has been awarded the 2005 Laureate Award from the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American College of Physicians. The award was bestowed during the annual meeting of the society on February 18, 2005.


Diane Fortuna, A&S '61 (MA), '67 (PhD), received honorable mention in the 73rd annual Writer's Digest Writing Contest for "A Flower for Daisy," which describes the last days of Fortuna's great aunt, Daisy Lopez Fitze, who perished in the famous Triangle Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911.

Charles Lickson, A&S '61, has published his sixth book, Negotiation Basics: Win-Win Strategies for Everyone. Lickson is a former practicing attorney and a senior mediator, facilitator, and trainer for Conflict Management Consortium Inc., in Front Royal, Virginia.


James McCord, A&S '63 (MA), '68 (PhD), chair of the College of William and Mary's Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History, has been presented the Thomas Jefferson Award, the school's most distinguished recognition accorded to university faculty.


David H. Amler, A&S '65, has been happily married to his wife, Peggy, for eight years.

John H.P. Andrews, A&S '65, is enjoying his work with the Maryland State Highway Administration, determining the condition of the state's roads. He is a member of the Cockeysville-Timonium Lions Club and enjoys fishing, hunting, and being with his grandchildren, Keeghan and McCrady.

Alan L. Berman, A&S '65, is executive director of the American Association of Suicidology. He is authoring the second edition of Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention and co-authoring the second edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology, to be published in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

David Chanoff, A&S '65, is a writer with occasional university affiliations — most recently with Tufts in anthropology.

Stanley S. Fine, A&S '65, joined the law firm of Rosenberg, Martin, Funk & Greenberg LLP in November 1997. The firm was founded by Benjamin Rosenberg, A&S '66, a Phi Sigma Delta fraternity brother.

R. Bruce Fisher III, Engr '65, retired after 36 years at General Motors Corporation in Detroit. He is a resident of a historic home built in 1854 in Utica and is enjoying his six grandchildren.

David C. Gakenheimer, Engr '65, writes: "After 32 years at Logicon RDA, where I invented the Logicon Caries Detector for finding tooth decay in digital radiographs, I started my own company to develop and market software for the dental industry." He enjoys foreign travel, bicycling, cooking, and working around his ocean-front home.

John T. Garland, Med '65, writes: "We are celebrating our 40th by retiring from our busy endocrinology practice. Our grandchildren are in Minnesota and Bombay, so we will be traveling more."

Michael E. Kilpatrick, A&S '65, was selected for the Department of Defense Senior Executive Service in 2000. He serves as medical adviser on force health protection for the assistant secretary of defense, health affairs, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

P. Thomas May Jr., A&S '65, has a son, Kelley, and daughter, Abbey. He recently retired as president and CEO of First Virginia Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of First Virginia Banks Inc. May lives in Jeffersonton, in the Virginia Piedmont. He and his wife, Mary Ann, plan to travel and spend more time at their homes in Nags Head, North Carolina, and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

John C. Parmigiani, Engr '65, retired from the federal government in 2000 and started his own management consultant firm in 2004. He is a speaker at national conferences on healthcare compliance and is considered an expert on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Robert Pond Jr., A&S '65, is chair of the Engineering Science Department at Loyola College in Maryland.

Charles "Chic" Reid III, A&S '65, is still enjoying his career in mortgage banking and is past president of the Maryland Mortgage Bankers Association. He has been riding Harley-Davison motorcycles for the last 35 years and is active in the local Harley Owners Group chapter.

Robert Shilkret, A&S '65, was named the Norma Cutts DaFoe Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in 2004.

Robert J. Vergnani, A&S '65, has been practicing ophthalmology for 30 years in Fall River, Massachusetts. He enjoys salt-water fishing in summer and skiing in the winter.

James B. White Jr., Engr '65, retired from General Motors in 2003 after serving as director of Product Planning and Engineering, GM China.

Allen J. Wolman, A&S '65, retired in 2000 and currently enjoys tennis, bridge, and photography in the Silicon Valley area.


Franklin Ng, A&S '68, is the co-author of Asian American Issues (Greenwood Press, 2004), with Mary Yu Danico.


Dennis A. Estis, A&S '69, a partner in the Woodbridge office of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, has become a fellow of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). He is listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyersin America in the construction law category.

Yvonne Amar Frey, A&S '69 (MA), has published One-person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified (American Library Association Editions 2005).

Martha Markoff, A&S '69 (MA), retired from her job as a Pittsburgh public school teacher in June 2004 and is now a student of Bowen Family Systems Theory at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center. She writes, "I would welcome messages from people in my cohort at JHU and in Paris 1967- 1968."

Steven B. Oppenheimer, A&S '69 (PhD), a California State University System Trustees Outstanding Professor and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has been appointed to the editorial board of Acta Histochemica, a journal of structural biochemistry published by Elsevier. He writes: "I credit Hopkins for my success that has led to over $6 million in grant awards; 24 local, statewide, and national awards and honors; and 140 published papers, abstracts, and 14 book editions."


Marny S. Menkes Lemmel, A&S '70 (MA), '79 (PhD), writes: "I am currently teaching elementary Latin and humanities at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus. My husband, Steve, works for Chemical Abstracts. She has three children — Elizabeth, 22, Gordon, 19, and Alex, age 16.


Kevin T. Johnson, A&S '72, is vice president of the Westbury Friends Meeting, a monthly columnist in Great South Bay Magazine, and a student teacher in English at Plainedge Middle School in North Massapequa, New York.


Edward K. Longabaugh, A&S '74, is the pastor of Gashland Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. His wife, Cynthia, works for Midwest Airlines; son Drew is in eighth grade; and twins Claire and Eric are in seventh grade.


Jeffrey Packer, A&S '75, a partner in AKDHC (, has been awarded fellowship status in the American Society of Nephrology. Practicing interventional nephrology, he presented a review of peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion at the 25th Annual Dialysis Conference in Tampa on March 2.


Gerry Fisher, SAIS '76, writes: "As one of Alebra's founders and CEO, I am very proud of my SAIS roots and respectful of the tools it provided me for competing in our global economy."


Richard B. Marchase, A&S ' 77 (PhD), has been named vice president for research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has been acting vice president since August 2004.

Linda Markus (Daniels), SAIS '77, has received the North Carolina Business Leader Magazine's "Woman Extraordinaire" award; the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association annual award for outstanding service in the area of IT Support Services; and the Triangle Business Journal's top "Women in Business" award.


Edmund Pribitkin, A&S '82, has been appointed academic vice chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mark D. Trachtenberg, A&S '82, writes: "This past November I started writing a monthly column for the Allston-Brighton Bulletin, a weekly newspaper in Boston, on neighborhood politics and the arts."


Roseann Colello Avolio, A&S '85, has been married to Jock Avolio, MD, PhD, for 15 years and has a 4-year-old son, Gregory. She travels extensively and loves New York theater.

Susan Buchek, A&S '85, a physician in private practice, has two children and still sings in the church choir.

Mara Schechter Butler, A&S '85, has received her JD and reports that husband Richard is a Navy pilot and that they are now in Corpus Christi, Texas, looking for a house.

Stacey Dorfman-Kivowitz, A&S '85, is close to earning her aviation pilot's license. She has been married to David Kivowitz for two years and has celebrated the 10th anniversary of her own business.

Jeffrey Greenspan, Engr '85, sold his company to a national group in 2000 and has started his own consulting firm specializing in Internet security. He plans to test for a second degree black belt.

Nancy Rubin Grossman, A&S '85, balances mothering three children with her career as school psychologist in New York's East Islip School District.

Rebecca Hirschfield, A&S '85, has moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, after more than 20 years in tech marketing in Baltimore, to pursue a software marketing opportunity.

Gayle Matthei-Meredith, A&S '85, opened her own commercial real estate firm with her husband, Edward B. Meredith, and is working close to home and family.

J. Andrew Patrick, A&S '85, is an intrusion analyst with Global Information Assurance Certification and a certified beer judge.

Colin Phoon, A&S '85, has been married to his wife, Janet, for 12 years and has two elementary-aged kids, Julia and Gordon. He is director of the pediatric echocardiology lab at NYU Hospitals Center, but is mostly engaged in research.

Patricia A. Prasada-Rao, A&S '85, is currently working in urban community development in Baltimore for several faith-based nonprofit organizations. She is relocating to South India to help with development and to teach in a school established by her family in her grandfather's village.

Laura and Ken Puhala, A&S '85, report that Ken is a partner with Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in New York.

Cindy L. Raymond, A&S '85, adopted her second daughter from China last summer. She is enjoying two little girls, ages 5 and 6.

Sharon Sirota Rubin, A&S '85, writes: "Between home (three kids, a husband, and a dog) and work (growing a two-person law firm), I'm incredibly busy, but having a great time."

John Van Savage, A&S '85, reports having clocked 30 mph on his windsurfer, and he participated in the U.S. Open. He enjoys sailing in the Caribbean with his wife and three daughters.

Wendy and Gregg Weinstock, A&S '85, report that Gregg is a partner at Garbarini & Scher, a civil litigation firm, and coach of the Valley Stream Soccer Club in New York. Wendy is the program coordinator at the Village of Rockville Senior Center. Both are active members of Temple Emanu-El of Lynbrook.


Harry A. Finley, A&S '86, writes: "I'm an artist (oil, pastel, watercolor), painting mostly portraits and retired from graphic design. After living 13 years in Germany, I returned to Maryland and started the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health, which has been in my house for four years and is now a Web site ( until I find a permanent public place for it."

Joshua London, A&S '86, writes: "I work for a real estate development company that builds hi-rise buildings in New York City. We just completed three new buildings."


Gary J. Erlich, Engr '90, married Sheryl Gere, on August 1, 2004, with Jonathan Wagner, Engr '90, serving as his best man.

Karen Rappaport Estrin, A&S '90, and her husband have two young daughters and live in their newly built house in Scarsdale, New York.

Janice Fisher Dickerson, A&S '90, enjoys living at the beach in North Carolina and gave birth to her first child, Nicole, last July.

Stewart D. Fried, A&S '90, and Annette Glover were married on May 8, 2004, in Washington D.C. Mike Daniels, Engr '91, Suzanne (Zeuschner) Zahn, A&S '90, and Andrew Abrams, A&S '91, attended the festivities at the Hotel Monaco.

Michael Greenfield, A&S '90, '95 (MA), and Kimberly Johnson, A&S '95 (MA), are proud to announce the birth of Bennett Zion Greenfield on November 11, 2004. Johnson was recently awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for the completion of her second book of poems.

Anne Mitchell Hendrick, A&S '90, SPSBE '96 (MA), and Michael Hendrick, A&S '90, SPSBE '94 (MA), have lived in Fells Point for 14 years. Mike teaches physics at City College, and Anne is working to open a public charter school in their area.

Vincent Hill, Engr '90, is a principal investigator at the CDC, supervising an environmental microbiology lab developing techniques for response to water-related biological terrorism. He and his wife, Amy, welcomed their first child, Nia, in March 2004.

Kenneth Y. Lee, Engr '90, enjoys spending time with his 3-year-old son, Andrew, and working at Lincoln Electric in Cleveland, Ohio, as a pipeline welding engineer.

Rachel McGuckian, A&S '90, is a partner with Maryland law firm Miles and Stockbridge and the mother of two girls. Inspired at the L.A. premiere by her cousin's movie, Dodgeball, she is currently working on her own screenplay.

Maureen Gale Mrenna, A&S '90, and husband Steve Mrenna, A&S '88 (MA), '93 (PhD), have been back in Illinois for a few years. Steve works for the Fermilab National Accelerator, while Maureen is busy with the new arrival of child number four.

Linda and Eric Ogden-Wolgemuth, A&S '90, report that Linda is starting graduate work to become a Waldorf School teacher.

Carol Pena, A&S '90, finished her postdoctoral fellowship at Yale in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and began work at CuraGen Corporation, a Connecticut biotech corporation. She and her husband, Gary Sarkis, live in Guilford, Connecticut.

Candice Savin, A&S '90, regularly sees many Hopkins friends while living in Westport, Connecticut. A full-time mom for six years, she now practices real estate law.

Erik J. Schweitzer, A&S '90, has seen 10 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy and is looking to stay 10 more. He enjoys his wife and two beautiful daughters, his family practice, and the traveling they are doing while stationed in Naples, Italy.

Swati Shah, A&S '90, is returning to school part-time for an MPH at Tulane. Unable to attend this year's reunion, she looks forward to her 20th in 2010.

David Sifry, Engr '90, worked in Japan for three years following graduation. There, he met and married his wife, Noriko. They are now in San Francisco Bay area, where David is CEO of He and Noriko have two children, Melody and Noah.

Jonathan Wagner, Engr '90, announces the birth of his son, Curtis, on June 8, 2004.


Roderick Tang, A&S '91 (MA), '94 (PhD), is currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a staff scientist at MedImmune Vaccines, where he is developing pediatric vaccines against a number of respiratory viruses.


Joshua J. Phillips, A&S '92, received an MBA from the University of Miami in 1996 and has been hired as vice president — commercial lending at Bank of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.'s newest city-chartered bank. He will focus on real estate financing and corporate lending.

Kelly A. Van Houten, A&S '92, and husband Neil Dello Russo announce the birth of their son, Alfonse Robert, on December 2, and write that big brother Eddie, age 3, is very proud. Kelly is a senior professional staff chemist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and an MBA student at Johns Hopkins' School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.

Janelle K. Thomas, Engr '92, writes: "Our family is growing, with the addition on May 6, 2004, of boy/girl twins Graham and Shawnie. Our oldest son, Colby, is now 2, and our border collie, Ralphie, is now 7. I started a new job with the City of Sparks, Nevada, on February 22, 2005, and Ed is still employed at Gray & Associates doing general civil engineering. If you haven't heard from us in a while, there is a reason . . . we're quite busy chasing kids around and being herded by our dog."


Amy Britt, A&S '93, writes: "My son, William Everett Britt Jr., was born on February 21, 2005. Big sister Kathryn is age 5."

Michael L. Rodrigue II, A&S '93, writes: "I got married on October 16, 2004, in Vida, Oregon. Charlie Beamon and Jay Lester, both A&S '93, came to the wedding! My wife is now attending chiropractic school, and I look forward to being a house-husband when she becomes a rich doctor. If I can't be Dr. Rodrigue, then she can!"


Rawan Abdelrazek, A&S '95, SAIS '01, worked as an economist for the U.S. Treasury Department following her MA in International Economics. She is currently with the World Bank in Washington working in the Finance and Private Sector Development Group. She keeps in touch with several close friends from JHU.

Adam Bergman, A&S '95, recently started a new job with Jefferies & Company in their Industrial Investment Banking Group and married Julia Parton in October 2004, in Cheshire, England. Several Hopkins alumni flew across the Atlantic for the wedding, including Sue Srinivasan, A&S '95, Kathleen Condon, Engr '95, and Justin Szlasa, A&S '94. The New York wedding party featured a strong Hopkins contingent, including Justin Koplin, Jeff Labrecque, and Ted Tobin, all A&S'95, and Juan Tirello, Rob Parker, Karen Kanisius and Adam Haeberle, all A&S '96.

Geoffrey Bohlender, A&S '95, and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed their first son, Braedan, on June 25, 2003. He recently moved back to Baltimore.

Kristin L. Bruner, A&S '95, is teaching at Kaplan Higher Learning and Strayer University. She is enjoying success in her career as an artist, showing in galleries throughout the country. She has five solo shows coming up this year and was included in the new volume of Arts Internations 2004.

Laura (Ford) Brust, A&S '95, married Steven Brust on October 25, 2003, and recently bought a new home in Rockville, Maryland.

Joseph T. Bushey, A&S '95, is a postdoc at Syracuse University. He recently ran the Mississaugua (Ontario) Marathon and finished in 3:33.

Johnny L. Chiou, A&S '95, just moved to White Plains, New York, where he enjoys motorcycling, mountain biking, and fly fishing. He served as University of Connecticut Dental School's class president and is a recipient of Harvard's School of Dental Medicine's Teaching Award.

James Eldridge, A&S '95, was re-elected in November 2004 to a second term as state representative for the 37th Middlesex District in Massachusetts. Eldridge represents six communities in the state, including his hometown of Acton, and recently gave a tour of the Massachusetts State House in Boston for Johns Hopkins alumni. Classmates can reach him at if they're in the Boston area.

Teresa (Slazas) Fabiano, A&S '95, is married to Anthony Fabiano, a major in the U.S. Marines and 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. They are currently in San Diego where Teresa continues to work for BearingPoint Inc. She travels overseas advising on privatization efforts in Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, and elsewhere.

Raymond J. Fiore, A&S '95, reports looking forward to his first baby and a new house.

Adam Lippe, A&S '95, is a prosecutor in Baltimore County. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children, Sydney and Braun.

Patricia Mechae, A&S '95, is a doctoral student researching health-related uses of mobile phones in developing countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also a project manager for CARE-USA on a global HIV/AIDS initiative based in Washington, D.C.

Kathy Day, Engr '95, and Frank Mullens, A&S '95, report from San Diego that she is managing a research and development effort for the DoD's Joint Robotics Program, while Frank — after serving twice in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom — is in his second year of a radiology residence at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. They celebrated the birth of their first child, Erin Marie, on April 6, 2004.

Rick Sharma, A&S '95, spent last summer in Grand Teton mountaineering and rock climbing. He hopes to put together a trekking expedition to Nepal this year.

Steven Winig, Engr '95, recently returned to Massachusetts to accept a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Wayne Wu, A&S '95, reports that he moved to Los Angeles in January. He will be an equity trader for Sungard Brokerage Services and has taken up surfing.


Andrew Parasiliti, SAIS '98 (PhD), is leaving his position as foreign policy adviser to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to become vice president of Barbour Griffith & Rogers International. Andrew lives with his wife, Alexandra Avakian, and their son, Sebastian, in Washington, D.C.


Maha Aon, A&S '00, is working for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Cairo, Egypt.

Karen Shahar Cohen, Engr '00, is doing her residency in radiation oncology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Adam J. Frain, Engr '00, has a new home in Adirondack National Park.

Jenna K. Herman, A&S '00, is an attorney in New York City working for Marshall, Conway & Wright, P.L. She would love to see any Manhattan JHU friends.

Douglas Housman, A&S '00, is class president of Yale School of Medicine for 2005 and considering a career in radiology or urology. He is spending this summer in Cambridge, United Kingdom, as one of four students selected for a primary care fellowship.

Allison Ross Mathis, A&S '00, married Clayton Mathis in February 2004.

Hari Nathan, Engr '00, married Courtney Elizabeth Allen on March 29, 2003. He is a surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Tara Nussbaum, A&S '00, married Alan Greene, A&S '01, on July 4, 2004.

Adrienne M. Penta, A&S '00, graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 2003 and is engaged to Daniel Lissner, a law school classmate.

Pooja Makhijani, Engr '00, and Jay Suresh A&S '00, SAIS '03, were married on June 26, 2004, in New Jersey. Pooja is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press, 2004) and the author of Mama's Saris (Little, Brown, 2006), a picture book. Jay is an associate at Protege Partners, focusing on hedge fund and alternative investment strategies. The couple lives in New York City.

Misako Sakamaki, A&S '00, did a year of research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center following graduation before heading to medical school at SUNY Stony Brook.

Mary Bowler Shapero, A&S '00, and Daniel Shapero, Engr '00, were married in June 2004, just before graduation from Harvard Business School. Many JHU classmates and friends were part of the wedding party or in attendance. They honeymooned in Italy and France before settling in San Francisco.


F. Scott Galt, SAIS '01, joined the law firm of Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the litigation department, focusing primarily on business litigation.

Dan Steerman, Engr '01 (MS), has been promoted to director of engineering and Asian business at Bowles Fluidics Corporation. His wife, Marcie Steerman, Engr '96 (MS), recently began working at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory. They live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, with their incorrigible dog, Truffles.


Dilek E. Barlow, A&S '02, is currently living in Istanbul and working for an NGO.

Jacqueline Best, A&S '02 (PhD), has published The Limits of Transparency: Ambiguity and the History of International Finance (Cornell University Press).

Alix J. Boucher and Philipp Dermann, both SAIS '02, were married in September 2004.

Stefan Grossman, SPSBE '02 (MBA), writes: "With my wonderful wife, Lisa, I have opened a full service salon in Chevy Chase, Maryland, called Halo. I'm using all my MBA education in the business! I'm not a hairdresser, so it's safe to book an appointment! I continue to coach several youth sports teams, have two dogs, and never seem to have enough time in the day. My email is"


Stacie Moon, SPSBE '03, married Kevin Forman in July 2004. They both teach high school in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Stacie was a finalist for the AACPS Teacher of the Year in 2004 and also recently achieved National Board certification.


Suzanne Feldman, A&S '04 (MA), won the Editors' Prize for Fiction at the Missouri Review. Her short story "Secret Histories" will be published in the spring 2005 issue.

Brian Sacawa, Peab '04, presented a critically acclaimed New York debut recital, American Voices, at the Miller Theatre in February. Details on his performances, premieres, and recordings can be found at

In Memoriam

1932: Esther V. King, Nurs '32, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, died on January 27, 2004. During the last 20 years of her lifelong service to Johns Hopkins Hospital (1955-75), she was assistant director of nursing and in charge of Marburg Pavilion, the private nursing wing of the hospital.

1933: George W. Schucker, Engr '33, who spent a 37-year career in the Baltimore City Health Department and retired as an assistant commissioner, died January 30. He was instrumental in helping battle lead-paint poisoning and air pollution while initiating a strategy to control a growing rat population.

1941: Anne Lyddane Bricker, Nurs '41, a dietitian, reading specialist, and docent, died January 6. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Colonial Wars, she helped develop the children's program "Colonial Adventure" at the DAR Museum, where she was a docent for about 10 years.

1943: Margaretha (Peg) Milliken Swoope, Nurs '43, died February 9 at age 93 at her daughter's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was very proud of her affiliation with Johns Hopkins and dedicated a seat in the new nursing school. Her last time on campus was at her 50th class reunion in 1993.

1946: A. Elizabeth Hartje, SPSBE '46, a retired Baltimore schools principal, died in February.

1959: J. Richard Butler, SAIS '59, a man who served the church and the world in many capacities during his 74 years, died at his home in New York on January 25, surrounded by loved ones. At the time of his death, Butler served as senior executive assistant to Joseph C. Hough Jr., president of Union Theological Seminary on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Throughout his career, Butler demonstrated particular concern for world hunger and the church's role in relief, refugee assistance, and development.

1963: Dorothy W. Diehl, SPSBE '63, a retired Curtis Bay Elementary School vice principal and teacher, died in January.

1965: John A. Sweeney, Peab '65 (MM), a music teacher who was on the faculty at Morgan State University for more than three decades and was highly regarded as a church organist, died in February.

1969: Jack L. Chalker, A&S '69 (MA), who wrote more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, died in February. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

1969: Sam Francis, A&S '69, died on February 15. He was a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., a legislative assistant for national security affairs to Sen. John P. East (R-N.C.), and a staffer of The Washington Times. A prolific writer on issues of public policy, he published articles or reviews in numerous newspapers and magazines, and was the author of Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham (1984) and Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism (1993).

1982: Ellen M. Hart, SPSBE '82 (MEd), a Baltimore elementary school teacher for 36 years and a volunteer with many organizations, died February 21.

1997: Dolores Moran, SPSBE '97 (MA), a longtime artist and playwright, died in February. She was an activist for animal rights and for battered women through the House of Ruth, and she loved the noir films of Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.


The November 2004 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine inaccurately reported on the careers of Walter Murch, A&S '65, and Caleb Deschanel, A&S '66, recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Cinematographer Garrett Brown invented the steadicam, not Deschanel. Murch, one of the few masters in film editing and sound design, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. He edited all three Godfather films, among other films; edited and mixed The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain; and is currently editing Jarhead for Sam Mendes.

In the April issue, an obituary for William J. Sullivan, A&S '63 (MA), '75 (PhD), was incorrectly attributed to William J. Sullivan, A&S '54, '73 (MA), who is alive and well.

The magazine regrets the errors.

The November 2004 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine inaccurately reporte on the careers of Walter Murch, A&S '65, and Caleb Deschanel, A&S '66, recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Cinematographer Garrett Brown invented the steadicam, not Deschanel. Murch, one of the few masters in film editing and sound design, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. He edited all three Godfather films, among other films; edited and mixed The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain; and is currently editing Jarhead for Sam Mendes.

In the April issue, an obituary for William J. Sullivan, A&S '63 (MA), '75 (PhD), was incorrectly attributed to William J. Sullivan, A&S '54, '73 (MA), who is alive and well.

The magazine regrets the errors.

The November 2004 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine inaccurately reporte on the careers of Walter Murch, A&S '65, and Caleb Deschanel, A&S '66, recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Cinematographer Garrett Brown invented the steadicam, not Deschanel. Murch, one of the few masters in film editing and sound design, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. He edited all three Godfather films, among other films; edited and mixed The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain; and is currently editing Jarhead for Sam Mendes.

In the April issue, an obituary for William J. Sullivan, A&S '63 (MA), '75 (PhD), was incorrectly attributed to William J. Sullivan, A&S '54, '73 (MA), who is alive and well.

The magazine regrets the errors.

The November 2004 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine inaccurately reported on the careers of Walter Murch, A&S '65, and Caleb Deschanel, A&S '66, recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Cinematographer Garrett Brown invented the steadicam, not Deschanel. Murch, one of the few masters in film editing and sound design, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. He edited all three Godfather films, among other films; edited and mixed The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain; and is currently editing Jarhead for Sam Mendes.

In the April issue, an obituary for William J. Sullivan, A&S '63 (MA), '75 (PhD), was incorrectly attributed to William J. Sullivan, A&S '54, '73 (MA), who is alive and well. The magazine regrets the errors.

Heritage Awards
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University.

As an undergraduate, Bayne Gibson, A&S '50, played on the football team and was a loyal DU fraternity brother. As an alumnus, he has been a dedicated volunteer for more than half a century. Gibson has served as chair of the National Alumni Schools Committee in Colorado, interviewing prospective students and representing Johns Hopkins at college fairs. He was one of the founding members of the Alumni Council Executive Committee and has been actively involved in the Alumni Association's Host Family Program and career networking efforts. Year after year, Gibson devotes countless hours to Johns Hopkins and fellow alumni.

Robert Greene, SPH Advisory Board, has been a tireless advocate and financial supporter of the Bloomberg School of Public Health during his six years on the school's advisory board. As vice president of research and development at Procter & Gamble, he was instrumental in creating the Procter & Gamble Fellowship Program — the first interdisciplinary scholars program at the Bloomberg School — which annually supports doctoral students committed to advancing the health and well-being of women and children through clean water and improved nutrition with a focus on problems of developing countries.

John H. Yardley, Med '53, has served as assistant dean for admissions, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of the Department of Pathology at the School of Medicine in a storied career that has lasted more than 50 years. Yardley's fellowship program in gastrointestinal pathology has been a model for programs throughout the country, and he has instilled a love of research, patient care, and teaching in his fellows. A dedicated alumnus who has long supported initiatives for all Medicine alumni, Yardley has been devoted to maintaining Johns Hopkins' pre-eminence in medical education and patient care.

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Recognize personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement.

Nils M.P. Daulaire, MD, SPH '78, is president and CEO of the Global Health Council, the largest membership alliance dedicated to improving health around the world. A former international health adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, he has provided technical assistance to more than 20 countries and is an expert in child health and survival.

Joseph B. Nadol Jr., Med '70, is the Walter Augustus LeCompte Professor and chairman of the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School and chief of otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. A higly accomplished physician, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Nadol's pioneering studies have provided a firm basis for more effective designs of cochlear implants.

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