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Elmer R. Haile Jr., Engr '31, age 97, is still living and walking in Oak Crest Village retirement home in Parkville, Maryland.


Harry G. Day, SPH '33 (PhD), who celebrated his 100th birthday on October 8, 2006, is a resident of Meadowood Retirement Community.


Myrick W. Pullen Jr., A&S '37, Med '41, writes: "My wife of 64 years died on August 14. All six of our children were there at the time. She was a secretary in the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic."

George Steiner, Peabody '37, '38, '40 (MM), Edu '38 (MEd), is professor emeritus in residence at George Washington University.


Mae K. Paris, Edu '39 (MEd), retired from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. She is now living at Riderwood, an adult, college-like community in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Harry P. Porter Jr., A&S '39, Med '43, writes: "Elaine and I have moved back from Florida and will stay in Timonium from now on."


Virginia T. Marsteller, Nurs '41, who has been married to her husband, Dan, for 60 years, has three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She likes to read and attend church.


Ralph C. Bethea, Med '44, is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa.


Mary C. Kattus, Nurs '45, who is widowed and still drives, lives close to four of her children and their families. She interviews and writes biographies of residents in the local retirement home, which are published in the home's newsletter. She also tutors, including math at two local schools, and enjoys reading.


Primrose G. Vining, Nurs '46, writes: "I had a grand time at our 60th reunion in September. There are 14 out of 39 still living — seems pretty good to me!"


Dominic Casciero, Nurs '47, writes: "I am pleased to receive the nursing magazine, and I am interested in all articles. At age 81, I am still enjoying learning new ideas and techniques."

Mary Williams Danielson, Nurs '47, works three days a week at Doctors Medical Center Cancer Center. She writes: "Nursing is still an important part of my life."

Bruno Papirmeister, A&S '47, SPH '54 (ScD), was awarded on June 6, 2006, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Clarence A. Broomfield Award in recognition of outstanding career achievement in research that has advanced the development of medical defense against mustard gas.

Dorothy B. Stafford, Nurs '47, is expecting a new great- grandchild in September. She has five children, five grandchildren, and now five great-grandchildren.


Nathan A. Strauss, A&S '48, is president of the 258th Engineer Combat Battalion celebrating its 60th consecutive reunion.


Graycie M. Cameron, Nurs '49, writes: "I am 92 years old and still keep active with church and several other organizations. My Hopkins roommate, Janice Krulnick, and I hope to be able to attend our 60th JH Nursing School Reunion in 2008."

Harry B. Marcoplos, A&S '49, '58 (MA), completed another holiday season of volunteer work at Brandywine River Museum at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

William F. Rienhoff III, Med '49, is a retired surgeon living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Helen Baker, Med '51, writes: "I finally retired from all student teaching after 50 years. Now I spend more time in my garden."

Lavinia B. Penniman, Peab '51, writes: "Since graduation, my Peabody education has paid off handsomely. With only four pupils taking lessons, I still feel blessed to be alert, honed in good teaching skills, and excited to share music with my students. Thank you, Peabody."


Richard M. Auld Sr., Med '52, writes: "Jane and I are thoroughly enjoying condo life in Charlottesville, Virginia — a beautiful university town."


T. Scott McCay, Med '53, retired on January 1.

William B. Miller, Med '53, is enjoying retirement by doing mission work in Indonesia and South Africa and helping with Hurricane Katrina cleanup.


Olga A. Cutler, Nurs '54, is looking forward to her 55th reunion and hopes to see many of her classmates.


Francis W. Ghidoni, A&S '55, a semi-retired emergency room and cruise doctor, presented a research abstract at the National Headache Foundation Research Summit in February 2007, on his 40-year experience of using intravenous Benadryl for various headaches. He can be reached at

C. Austin McDonnell Jr., A&S '55, has retired from two careers and now lives just north of the university on Charles Street.

Sandra Harvey Steinberg, Nurs '55, writes: "I'm still alive and kicking and telling jokes. My husband and I manage to travel a few times a year to friends and family."


Ann Hennessy, Edu '56 (MEd), author of Becoming Ann: A Baltimore Childhood, was one of the presenters at the 10th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, held recently at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. Her topic was "The Joy of Memoir Writing."


Finton P. Cordell, A&S '57, is still traveling, hunting, fishing, and getting around, "albeit a little slower."

Edwin M. Henry Jr., Engr '57, is semi-retired and working mostly out of his home office.

Elizabeth W. Hill, Nurs '57, is looking forward to her 50th reunion of the nursing class of 1957.

Nancy Fidler Parr, Nurs '57, writes: "I have enjoyed my recent trips to Greece, Turkey, Rome, Florence, Venice, Geneva, Paris, and my car trip through France very much."

Judith Eaton Switzer, Nurs '57, is still living in Florida. Her son, Michael, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and her daughter, Beth, is teaching in Maine.


Malcolm S. Baroway, A&S '58, '62 (MLA), now a professional oil painter, has been juried into Landscape Artists International and the American Impressionist Society. His Web site is

Kenneth A. Guenther, SAIS '58 (MA), has been elected chairman of the Washington Campus, a nonprofit educational organization that works with a consortium of 16 top business schools to educate MBA and EMBA students on USG decision-making processes.

Anthony W. Salem, A&S '58, is still practicing orthopedic surgery in Philadelphia and is busy raising his three sons. He writes: "I am grateful to Johns Hopkins and stay faithful to the school and close to many classmates."


C. Evelyn Chesney, Nurs '59, writes: "Retired, retired at last! Painting and traveling — life is good!"

John I. Germershausen, A&S '59, Edu '64, who received a PhD from Rutgers University in 1978, retired as a research biochemist with Merck & Co. in 1986.

Charles S. Loughran, A&S '59, had the second edition of his book, How to Prepare and Present a Labor Arbitration Case, published in 2006 by BNA Books (Washington, D.C.). He is expanding his part-time arbitration/mediation practice involving labor and employment disputes while enjoying the delights of the San Francisco Bay area.


M. Wendy Gehlbach, Nurs '61, writes that her son, Adam, who was 37 years old, died of colon cancer in November 2006.

Curtis J. Krock, Med '61, married Susan de la Fuente in San Francisco on July 15, 2006. He continues as interim chief of internal medicine at the University of Illinois' College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.


Bob Keane, Engr '62, was recently given the Wilmer Hann Award by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) for his paper, "Leading a Sea Change in Naval Ship Design: Toward Collaborative Product Development." Currently, Keane heads his own consulting firm, Ship Designs USA Inc., and is a former chief naval architect for the U.S. Navy. In 2003, Keane received SNAME's highest award, the Admiral David W. Taylor Medal, for his achievements in naval architecture and marine engineering.

John W. Schott, A&S '62, writes: "After practicing psychiatry and psychoanalysis for 36 years outside of Boston, I switched careers and became a money manager at Steinberg Global Asset Management in Boca Raton, Florida. I continue to live a fascinating life."

Helen C. Swanson, Edu '62 (MEd), is continuing her education in retirement. She and Carl take classes in Lewes, Delaware, at the Academy of Lifelong Learning, sponsored by the University of Delaware.


Deanna D. Adams, Nurs '63, was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church on June 10, 2006, at the St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake City.

Jeanne Dougherty Byrne, Nurs '63, writes: "Tom and I retired to Brevard, North Carolina, in the summer of 2005. We enjoy the mountains, outdoor sports, and the wonderful opportunities to hear great music."

Stuart H. Lessans, A&S '63, writes: "I am enjoying retirement from my ophthalmology practice and am busy with my twins, Matthew and Faye, who have started kindergarten. Hopefully, they will be members of the JHU Class of 2022!"

Robert L. Mott, SAIS '63, Bol '64, writes: "On January 31, I retired from the Sacramento Bee, after 25 years as an editorial writer and commentator on international affairs."

Gerard V. Trunk, Engr '63, '67 (PhD), retired from the Naval Research Laboratory in 2001. He is currently working at JHU's Applied Physics Laboratory.

Kusol Varophas, SAIS '63, '72 (PhD), is professor emeritus of political science at Northeastern Illinois University, which has established an award for graduate achievements — the Dr. Kusol Varophas Award — to honor his service as graduate coordinator.


Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, has published a book, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Richard C. Tuerk, A&S '64 (MA), '67 (PhD), has written a book, Oz in Perspective, which is due out this spring or summer.


Mohammad Mitwalli Ahmad, SPH '65, is working part time at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Ob/Gyn department ambulatory division.

Brian D. Briscoe, Med '65, is attending radiologist at Baltimore Veterans' Administration Medical Center. He has three children: Robert, Carla, and Adrian.

Daniel Forrest Drummond, A&S '65 (MA), announces the birth of their third child, Liam Roland, on December 11.

William E. King Jr., Engr '65, writes: "I enjoy living in Williamsburg but miss the Hopkins Club and alumni day trips."

George Satterthwaite II, A&S '65 (MA), writes: "Retirement is great. Taking time for my 10 grandchildren and all their activities keeps me very busy and healthy!"


Richard L. Clark, Med '66, writes: "After 33 years, I am retired from active clinical academic radiology at UNC's School of Medicine. As professor emeritus, I still have teaching responsibilities. My newfound time is more than occupied with increased chamber music activities, including practicing, rehearsing, and performing."

Anne W. Roy, Nurs '66, completed a master's degree as a clinical specialist in oncology in 2003, and was certified as a geriatric nurse practitioner in May 2004. She has one grandson, born in 2002; her oldest son is in the Navy, and her youngest son, who lives in Baltimore, works at Venable in computer software support. Her latest delight is a master gardener program.


Anne B. Broussard, Nurs '67, was awarded the 2006 Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Award of Excellence for Community Service last June for her work establishing a resource center for pregnant teens.

Robert L. Cage, Engr '67, is in his fifth year as CEO of Brahma Technologies Inc., an international software development company. He is the managing partner of Hippocratic Systems, LLC, a purveyor of multi-provider medical practice systems, DoktorWare.

Joseph L. DeVitis, A&S '67; Edu '69 (MEd), is the 2007 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where he earned his PhD in educational policy studies/social foundations of education in 1972. Emeritus professor of education and human development at the State University of New York at Binghamton, he currently teaches at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, where his wife, Linda, is dean of its John H. Lounsbury School of Education.


Martha A. Baker, Nurs '68, is still working part time on the maternity unit of her local hospital. She writes: "Richard is enjoying retirement, but I plan to work until I don't enjoy it anymore!"

Katharine B. Chase, A&S '68 (MA), retired in June 2003 from secondary teaching, administration, and nursing. She was ordained in August 2006 as a permanent vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church.

Craig L. Hudson, SAIS '68, has opened his own political consulting firm with presences in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento after 23 years as western regional director of the Independent Bankers Association.

A. Gregory McClure, A&S '68, writes: "My daughter, Ellen McClure, is a sophomore at Hopkins. She was in the first class to occupy Charles Commons, whose amenities she enjoys."

Joseph F. Ludford, Bus '68 (MS), retired from full-time employment in December. He moved to Solomons, Maryland, in 2006 and is looking forward to retired life.


Bonnie Kellert, Peab '69, '71 (MM), performed a solo concert on March 2 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. On the following day she conducted an all-day master class. She also performed four-hand and two piano performances later in March with Washington pianist Grace McFarlane.

Barbara Spink, Nurs '69, writes: "Our first granddaughter, Kylie Alexis Tanzin, was born in September 2005. Our second grandchild, Mason Gabriel Tanzin, arrived in February 2007. Grammie and Pop-Pop are ecstatic!"


Iluminada T. Diego, SPH '70 (MPH), is a clinical professor at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine department of pediatrics. A private practitioner in general pediatrics, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Medical Alumni Award for Community Services at the Golden Jubilee Celebration.

Charles S. Fax, A&S '70, is counsel to the Maryland-based law firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, and is president of the mid-Atlantic zone of the Jewish National Fund. He is co-author of Discovery Problems and Their Solutions, published by ABA Publishing Company.

Mary D. Garrard, A&S '70 (PhD), an American University art history professor, is a recipient of the 2007 Alice Paul Award. This award is given annually to one undergraduate student, graduate student, alumnus, faculty member, and staff member who best exemplify the spirit, work, and vision of Alice Paul.


William I. Brustein, SAIS '71 (MA), Bol '70, assumed the position of associate provost for international affairs and director of international programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 1. In February, he became president of the Association of International Education Administrators.

Darrell D. Davisson, A&S '71 (PhD), published a book, The Red Lily, in 2006, about the early Italian Renaissance in Florence.

Florence Dickie, A&S '71 (MA), retired in June 2006 after 35 years of teaching chemistry in West Hartford, Connecticut, public schools.

Ann Marie Scott, Edu '71 (MEd), has retired to her home in Kentucky, where she is active in the Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Armando Filomeno, HS '72, is the author of a book on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder published in Spanish by Cayetano Heredia University, in Lima, Peru (

Janis P. Goldman, Edu '72 (MEd), taught elementary school after graduation, and then worked for health nonprofit organizations and as the director of education in a Baltimore museum. Now she is director of marketing for a professional health organization in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Gordon R. Rode, A&S '72, is headmaster of St. John's Episcopal Day School in Tampa, Florida.


Edward J. Beiting III, A&S '73 (MA), '77 (PhD), is a senior scientist in the space materials department of the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles.

Karen Nelson, A&S '73 (MA), is continuing her freelance work as a training consultant, having most recently worked on a case study for a solar energy company in Massachusetts, where she lives.

Saul E. Zalesch, A&S '73, is associate professor of art history at Louisiana Tech University. He is preparing a book on the U.S. homefront during World War II.


Heddy Hubbard, SPH '74, has recently been named director of guidelines for the American Urological Association. She recently retired from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she had served as acting center director and chief nurse.

Peter Dischinger, A&S '74, writes: "I have been living in Towson, raising a family, and enjoying life and summers at Bethany Beach. I am currently a realtor with Coldwell Banker in Roland Park, where I have been since 1994."

Craig Slotke, A&S '74, lives and practices general dentistry in Roland Park, walking distance from Homewood. He writes: "My wife, Diane, and I have four daughters. I have recently been inducted into the American College of Dentists, and I serve as speaker of the House of Delegates for the Maryland State Dental Association."

Victor G. Vogel III, A&S '74, SPH '86, served as protocol chairman for the study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR trial) that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Raloxifene in reducing risk of breast cancer in 19,747 postmenopausal women. The study was published in JAMA in June 2006.

Gary R. Weart, Edu '74 (MS), who retired as a public school teacher, coach, and administrator in 2005, is working as a supervisor of student teachers at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. He is in his 18th year with the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, and he has written a book, A Teacher Shoots Back: Targeting School Violence.


John Domini, A&S '75 (MA), a Writing Seminars graduate, writes: "I have a new novel out this May, Earthquake I.D. (Red Hen Press). Richard Ford calls it 'a novel worth savoring.' Next year, 2008, will see publication of my next, A Tomb on the Periphery (Gival Press, where it was a finalist for their national award. General information is at"

Ronald E. Kramer, A&S '75, served active duty in the Army Reserves in Germany from December 2006 to March 2007.

Darryl K. Myers, Edu '75 (MEd), was recently promoted to postmaster of Dayton, Ohio. He announces the birth of his first grandchild, Kailyn Marie Myers, on January 19.

Larry Sullivan, A&S '75 (PhD), associate dean and chief librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and professor of criminal justice at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, has received a Kosciuszko Foundation Grant to support research on punishment and prisons in Poland. He will be in residence at Warsaw University's Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization in April/May 2007. He was also the series consultant for the 11-volume set Incarceration Issues: Punishment, Reform, and Rehabilitation (Mason Crest 2007).


Andrea Axman, A&S '76, was recently asked to help launch and be editor of New Hampshire Home, a new home and garden magazine published by McLean Communications.

Judith K. Barr, SPH '76 (ScD), a senior scientist at Qualidigm in Connecticut, received the Distinguished Service Award from Women in Health Management Inc. at the group's 2006 Leadership Event. She was a founder and served as first president (from 1989 to 1994) of this New York- based professional association for women in health fields.

Bruce M. Cazenave, A&S '76, writes: "This was a good year for the whole family. My two girls are doing well; the oldest headed to college this fall. I enjoyed the 30th reunion and got a chance to see many ATO'ers during the year."

Robin McConway Hiscock, Engr '76, '81 (MS), writes: "Since graduation, I've worked in consulting, first engineering, then information technology. Currently, I'm with a team onsite at USHD. My wife, Linda, teaches Alexander technique. My daughter, Meghan, is a senior at Sandy Spring Friends School, and I am on the board. I just ran my first marathon — the Marine Corps Marathon."

Robert J. Moses, A&S '76, has joined the Albany office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as counsel in the health business group. His legal career focuses on issues faced by health care payers and providers, with a principal focus on payer- provider contracting, state and federal regulatory issues, and antitrust.


Ellen Greenspon Singer, Engr '77, '78 (MA), writes: "After working for a small consulting firm for 13 years, I joined Booz Allen Hamilton as an associate working on global health issues for the economics and business analytics division in Rockville, Maryland."


Victor V. Cheloliber, Med '78, writes: "I wish JH Medical had more CME meetings/seminars/symposia, etc., down here in paradise — Naples, Florida!"

Glen R. Grell, A&S '78, was re-elected in November 2006 to a second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Carol Donsky Newell, A&S '78 (MA), has published her first children's book, Blue Lewis and Sascha the Great. It is available on

Charles Noss, SPH '78, '84 (ScD), has recently been named the national program director for water quality at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development.


Kevin Kamenetz, A&S '79, was re-elected to a fourth term on the Baltimore County Council and continues his private practice of law in Towson, along with his duties as husband and father of two boys.

Leslie S. Lebl, A&S '79, is principal of Lebl Associations. She lives in Woodbury, Connecticut, with her husband, Giora M. Lebl.

Elizabeth P. Scott, Edu '79 (MS), has retired after teaching for 16 years at Mt. Hebron High School, and 17 years at CCBC-Catonsville.


Donald C. Lewns, Engr '80 (MS), retired in 2001 from Northrup Grumman after 32 years. He graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage Asian Bodywork Program in 2003.

Cecil V. Schrock, Engr '80, has been a freelance engineer since 1999 when he retired from Anne Arundel County as plans reviewer for building permits to care for his invalid wife. He previously worked for STV/Lyons Engineers.


Anne B. Hutcheson, Edu '81 (MS), is principal of Bellefonte Area High School in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. She is an active trainer for the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas.

Kevin P. M. Kilner, A&S '81, is at the Pasadena Playhouse starring in John Patrick Shanley's Defiance. This is the second play in Shanley's trilogy, which began with his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt.

Kathleen Stacey, A&S '81, writes: "Another big career and life change! After 20+ years in Maryland, we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. I'm now the head of technical services at Edwin H. Mookini Library at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Despite an earthquake and the high price of gas, life in the rainiest city in America is great! Look us up if you're ever cruising the islands.


Jeffrey Martin Burbank, A&S '82 (MA), has joined the Library Foundation of Los Angeles as director of communications and marketing.

Michael A. Bruno, A&S '82, writes: "The Bruno family enjoyed their first full year back in the mid-Atlantic region in Hershey. I recently received a contract to co- author a new textbook on the advanced imaging of arthritis. Hope to see everyone at the 25th class reunion!"

Prasanna Nair, SPH '82, a leader in medical and social outreach programs, has been inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.

Edmund A. Pribitkin II, A&S '82, was appointed full professor and academic vice chairman at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Marlene Sclar, Edu '82 (MS), is director of computer training and curriculum development at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. She writes: "This year I am serving on an action research team for the International Boys Schools collation to study boys and digital literacy."


Susan Reiss Brill, A&S '83, writes: "I have finally gotten a job close to my home! I am a pediatrician and recently became the director of adolescent medicine at the Children's Hospital at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. I live in Edison with my husband, Mordy, and my three children: Yonatan, Chaya, and Binyamin."

Louis G. Martinelli, Engr '83, writes: "2006 was a good year. I was promoted to manager for the GE Healthcare project at my place of employment, Vengroff, Williams, & Associates, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida."


Eric M. Fink, A&S '84, writes: "For the past two and a half years, I've been living in San Francisco with my wife, Maria Spitz, and our son, Alexander. This summer, we're moving back east, to Greensboro, North Carolina, where I'll be joining the faculty at the new Elon University School of Law. I look forward to being able to go cheer on the Blue Jay lacrosse squad when they visit UNC and Duke."

Mark L. Hughes, A&S '84, writes: "I moved over to CFR at Trinity College. Amy and I have three kids — Tessa, who is 4, and twins, Ben and Elizabeth, who are 2. It's a lot of work, but I wouldn't trade it for anything."

Abdellah Kherchi, SPH '84, has been a consultant with the European Bank of Investment for a 142 million Euro project to build 17 hospitals in Morocco.

John McCoskey, Engr '84 (MS), '89 (MS), has been appointed PBS's first chief technology officer.


Lorraine Tunis Doo, SPH '85, writes: "Still happily in Baltimore, working at CMS since 2003 as a senior policy adviser in the Office of eHealth Standard and Services, focusing on the new era of electronic health records and national ehealth initiatives.

Rajinder K. Khurana, Engr '85 (MS), is principal technical architect at AT&T in Middletown, New Jersey.

Scott A. Mantell, A&S '85, is living in Belleair, Florida, with his wife, Wendy, and their two sons. He is chairman of the department of anesthesiology at a large hospital.


Joseph E. Cannon, Engr '86 (MS), is associate professor of computer and information sciences at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Mary M. Dickens Johnson, SAIS '86 (MA), graduated with her MBA from Atlantic University in May. She has accepted a position teaching economics at Florida Keys Community College.

Alex D. Lee, A&S '86, is living in South Florida. He can be emailed at

Ned Craig Neuberger, A&S '86, Bol '85, lives in Holmdel, New Jersey, with his wife, Wendy, and their children, Lindsey and Justin. He has his own law practice, specializing in matrimonial and real estate law, and he owns a title abstract company.

Jeffrey Lee Weidley, Bus '86 (MAS), is manager of the Northeast Region for MBB Interlift.


Scott G. McNamee, Engr '87, was presented with the FDA Civilian Engineer of the Year for 2007 award at a ceremony on February 23.


Sarah Madison Ashe-Donnem, A&S '88, announces the birth of her second child, Caroline Sarah Ashe-Donnem, on January 9, 2006. She joins big brother Joel Patrick Ashe-Donnem, who was born on February 26, 2004.

Amy Marshall Lambrecht, A&S '88, recently married Kurt Lambrecht. She writes: "Between the two of us, we have five wonderful children."

Susan Lynn Shofer, Bus '88 (MAS), president of Concorde Background Investigations Inc., has been married to Brent Baron for 21 years. They live in Baltimore with their daughter and son.

Oneeka Williams, A&S '88, and Charles Anderson, Med '88, welcomed their son, Mark Leon Anderson, on June 26, 2006.


John Steven Dyer, Bus '89 (MS), became president/CEO of Baronian Consulting Group LLC, a human capital management consulting company based in Arlington, Virginia.

Marla R. Clough Faust, Nurs '89, is a cardiac echosonographer and a firefighter EMT. She is married and has two daughters.


Audra M. Chai, A&S '90, is working in San Francisco as an attorney with Charles Schwab & Co. She and her husband, Wayne, have a daughter, Nicole Ava, who was born in September 2005.

Jean M. Naples, SPH '90 (PhD), writes: "I am actually an MD/PhD. My PhD was obtained from the Hopkins School of Public Health in 1990, and my MD was from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1989."

Jeff Sheaffer, Engr '90, has formed a civil engineering consulting company with Rod Stahl, which is based in State College, Pennsylvania, with an additional office in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The five-person firm specializes in engineering, structural design, municipal services, construction inspection, and construction management serving both public and private clients.

Jeffrey H. Withey, A&S '90, was hired as an assistant professor of immunology and microbiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in October 2006. He plans to marry Jyl Matson, a fellow PhD microbiologist, in July. He writes: "My son Teddy, who is now 6, proudly wears his Hopkins gear."


Christian J. Cooke, Engr '91, graduated with a master of science in computer science from Capitol College, with graduate honors.

Paul Dorio, A&S '91, writes: "My wife, Amanda, and I are excited to announce the birth of our second son, Adam Robert, on January 5, 2007. He joins his big brother, Isaac, now 3, and is happy and healthy. Isaac is an awesome big brother, and Adam is gaining weight like a champ. Otherwise, life down here in Naples, Florida, where we now live, is going quite well. The weather is beautiful and interventional radiology keeps me quite busy."

Mark Mazullo, Peab '91 (MM), associate professor in the Music Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been granted tenure.

Nathan Rudin, Med '91, writes: "Felice, Med '00 (PGF), and I are enjoying life in Madison. I am medical director of UW-Madison's Pain and Headache Clinics. We have three busy, happy children, who keep us on our toes!"

Jennifer Sharp, Engr '91, writes: "My husband and I just had our first child, Jacob Axel Smith. Jake arrived three weeks early on January 29, 2007, weighing 7 lbs 6 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. After a brief re-admittance to the hospital for jaundice, he's now doing great, and we're finally gaining some confidence in our parenting skills!"

Amy M. Stevens, Bus '91 (MS), retired from the federal government in 2004. After two years of family time at the summer home in Maine, she opened her private practice in Marietta, Georgia (


David A. Schatsky, SAIS '92 (MA), Bol '91, was named president of Jupiterkagan Inc., a provider of research and advice about the Internet, media, and consumer technologies.

Deborah C. Spicer, Nurs '92, is living in Fells Point, Maryland, and working on the PCU/telemetry unit at Mercy Medical Center.


Denise Barajas, A&S '93, is a practicing general surgeon in New Haven, Connecticut. She announces the birth of her second daughter, Avery, in May 2006. Avery joins her sister, Taylor, who is 3.

Pedro E. Carrillo, SAIS '93 (MA), is a full-time faculty member at the Institute of International Business at J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is the director of the study abroad to Argentina and Brazil program and a second-term senator of the GSU Senate.

Jianing Yang, SPH '93 (PhD), is a research scientist with Biodesign Institute at ASU Center for Applied Nanobioscience.


Bayani C. Dilag, Nurs '94, received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement during his deployment in Iraq, from May to November 2006.

Ari Moskowitz, Engr '94, married Julene Allen in September 2004. He is working as a program manager at Boston Scientific, developing next generation intravascular ultrasound technology. His email is

Maria Cristina Sabolcik, Engr '94, received her MBA from Loyola College of Maryland in May 2006. She is a project manager at JMT in Hunt Valley.

Barbara White, A&S '94, recently joined the leadership team of the management consulting firm Arc Aspicio LLC, specializing in strategy and business architecture services for Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. She lives in Annapolis with her husband William Nolan, A&S '94, formerly general counsel for the State of Maryland Office of the Public Defender and currently trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Nolan is also co-author of the Maryland Law of Confessions, a Thomson-West publication.


Bridey M. Flynn, Engr '95, and her husband, Joe, announce the birth in September of their first child, a girl named Evelyn May Meisner.

Rick Sharma, A&S '95, writes: "I'm happy to announce that I'm engaged to fellow attorney Kara Bonitatibus. The ceremony will take place in Baltimore this summer and we plan to honeymoon in Africa thereafter. In other news, I have left behind the long hours of law firm life and have started at Drake Management LLC, a hedge fund shop here in NYC. I'm a director in their legal and compliance department. I am always eager to link up with old JHU friends and can be reached at"

Jeremy M. Stipkala, A&S '95 (MA), '98 (PhD), has launched Stipkala LLC, a patent law firm serving the academic, financial, and industrial communities Recently, he was appointed to the American Chemical Society's Committee on Patents and Related Matters as an associate for 2007. His Web site is


Alicia R. Bromfield, A&S '96, writes: "My husband and I had a baby in January. I continue to practice insurance coverage litigation in Connecticut."

Jennifer E. (Askanazi) Caplan, A&S '96, and Glen Caplan, who live in Raleigh, North Carolina, welcomed their second daughter, Sydney Nicole, on December 21. She joins big sister Natalie.

Nancy G. Erickson, Edu '96 (MS), writes: "I am enjoying my second year as principal of Proctor Elementary School. Education in Vermont is significantly different from education in Maryland. It is a joy to be at a small school in a picturesque town."

Michael P. Murray, A&S '96 (MLA), writes: "I am proud to be a JHU alumnus and appreciate the many benefits graciously afforded to the alumni. Thanks!"

Robert A. Shapiro, Bus '96 (MS), '01 (MBA), and wife Jodi had a son, Darren Brett, on October 25, 2005.

Barbara R. Silver, Edu '96 (MS), is assistant principal at Twin Ridge Elementary School in Mount Airy, Maryland.

Ellen D. Sulerzyski, Bus '96 (MS), an avid golfer who recently moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton.


Lori (Starowitz) Antolick, A&S '97, who is a tax attorney doing litigation with the State of New York, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of their first child, Caroline Brooke Antolick, on September 7, 2006.

Scott P. Bernstein, Engr '97, married Koren Leigh Maranca last November in Short Hills, New Jersey. Members of the wedding party included best man Jarrod Bernstein, A&S '02, and Greg Drozdek, A&S '95. Also in attendance were Eric Kuchner, A&S '98; Jonathan Weinberger, A&S '98; Samantha Levien, A&S '98; Nick Lewin, A&S '00; and Alizah Diamond, A&S '01. Currently, Scott is a full-time master's student at the Courant Institute at New York University pursuing a degree in math finance. Scott and Koren live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Sanjay K. Saha, SPH '97, is currently the vice president for surgical and cardiovascular services at UPMC Passavant Hospital, which is part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Matthew R. Zaft, A&S '97, writes: "My wife, Erin Chlopak, A&S '00, and I are living in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. She is a fourth-year associate at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. I am managing money for Merrill Lynch Global Private Client, and we are expecting our first child this spring."


William Cary Lukens, A&S '98, is brokering yachts, counseling teenagers and young adults, and coaching wrestling in Annapolis.

Osborne B. McCarter, Bus '98 (MS), retired from the Baltimore Police Department in June 2006 after serving 32 years at the rank of deputy major.


Kerri Blair, Nurs '99, writes: "My husband, Fred, and I welcome the newest addition to our family last June. Ruby Eileen was born on June 21, and she is having lots of fun with her big brother, Will."

Amanda T. Bronneck Jr., A&S '99, has moved to Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

Peter Manfred Hoffmann, Engr '99 (PhD), '99 (PGF), was recently tenured and promoted to associate professor at Wayne State University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He was also made adjunct professor of materials science.

Frank Cardoza, Nurs '99, is working as an anesthetist in Northern California. He writes: "I'm not married yet, but I'm working on it."

Christine B. Hilferty, Bus '99 (MS), is regional marketing manager with Borders Group Inc.


Cameron Birge, A&S '00, writes: "I am currently stationed in Juba, South Sudan, working for the United Nations World Food Program. I'm on a special project which is coordinating the road rehabilitation and de-mining for major trunk roads in South Sudan. Currently we have reconstructed over 2,000 km of roads and plan to reconstruct another 1000 km with the current contracts."

Christina M. Caro, Edu '00 (MS), is in her final year of a PhD program in clinical psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in California. She plans to return part time to the field of organization development while working toward her post-doctoral clinical internship.

Pamela Diaconis, Nurs '00, writes: "I am enjoying the Pacific Ocean and abundant green golf courses here in Hawaii in my free time. Currently, I am a nurse practitioner for a cosmetic surgery practice, and I am clinical faculty for Hawaii Pacific University."

Judith A. Fleming, Edu '00 (DEd), is educational consultant for Care Connection for Children and on the Governor's Transition Committee on Education.

Veronica Hernandez, A&S '00, is engaged and planning a summer wedding. She writes: "My fianc‚ and I are very excited and will be honeymooning in Greece."

Shirley Manevitz, A&S '00, married Robert Altman, Med '04, on September 16, 2006, on Long Island, New York. Several Blue Jays were in attendance including George Soterakis, A&S '00; Sam Martin, A&S '01; Samia Suleman, A&S '01; and Nimmi Gowrinathan, A&S '01. Donna Bilu Martin, A&S '00, Med '04; Cara McNamara, A&S '00, and Bita Amani, A&S '00, all served as bridesmaids. The couple lives in Manhattan, where Shirley is a litigation associate at Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, and Robert is in his third year of an internal medicine residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.

Felice Borisy Rudin, Med '00, writes: "I am happy to report a busy life with my husband, Nathan, Med '01, and our three children. I am currently finishing a term as PTO president and embarking on a new term as Village Trustee."


Emily E. Bayer, Nurs '01, writes: "I am working in a critical care unit at the Medical University of South Carolina as a registered nurse." She and her husband live in Charleston with their two sons.

James B. Bryant Jr., Nurs '01, '03 (MS), was named one of the "Great 100 Nurses" in North Carolina in October 2006. He is the director of emergency and transport services at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston- Salem.

Kimberly Smith Gross, Bus '01 (MBA), and her husband, Brian, of Baltimore recently launched a children's footwear company, Rileyroos, named after their first daughter. She writes: "The business is growing quickly with new stores picking up the shoes each day! Visit the shoes at or in a store near you soon!"

Gloria Hsu, A&S '01, SAIS '02, married Anton Ware, A&S '01, SAIS '02, on July 3, 2006, in Newport Beach, California. Jennifer Baltz, A&S '01, and Lisa Caputo, Engr '01, attended the wedding. Anton is now an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Gloria is attending Harvard Business School and will graduate in 2008.

Stuart B. Lessner, Nurs '01 (MS), is manager of dialysis services at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He was appointed in January 2006. His son, Joshua, attends JHU School of Nursing.

Megan E. Manion, Bus '01 (MBA), has been promoted to director of growth and strategy at 3Wire.

Lisa F. Morine, Edu '01 (MA), writes: "My twin boys were born on October 14, 2005. Although they were premature, they are now doing great."


Dyanna L. Brent, Edu '02 (MS), is working at Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, Virginia, as a leadership development specialist for SAIC University. She writes: "I handle leadership classes, and I enjoy this challenge!"

Tracey Claxton, Bus '02 (MBA), is chief financial officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in York, Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Mayer, Engr '02 (MS), became director of systems engineering for Electronics Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, in October 2006.

Patricio S. Espinosa Prado, SPH '02, writes: "I will be finishing my residency in neurology this year. We will be moving to Boston this summer, and I will start a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology-epilepsy at BWH-Harvard Medical School."


Courtney Block, Bus '03 (MS), celebrated 16 years as creative director of Block Design, her Baltimore-based graphic/web design, photography, and marketing consulting business on January 1.

Kimberly A. Davis, Bus '03 (MBA), has been promoted to senior manager at Ciena Corporation.

Amy C. Haimovitz, Nurs '03, writes: "My children and I are relocating to St. Cloud, Florida. My oldest, Erica, will graduate from Towson University in December and is applying for law school. Derek completed his GED and DORS certification for auto mechanics."

Julianna Kim, Nurs '03, writes: "My husband and I love living in the Bay Area, California, and plan to purchase our first home this year. I continue to work at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit."

Thomas F. Marshall, Edu '03 (MS), writes: "My book, A Student's New Testament Survey, is due out early this year."


Caroline Curtis, Nurs '04, graduated with an MSN in the family nurse practitioner program from the University of Hawaii in August. She got married in September and has moved to Vermont to begin her career and family.

Rosemarie M. Hall, Edu '04 (MS), obtained her LCPC, NCC and is working with Catholic Charities as a behavioral health child and family therapist.

Elizabeth Hilton, Nurs '04, writes: "I got married and had a baby in 2005. We moved to California in January 2006, where I have been working at UCSD Medical Center as a labor and delivery and postpartum registered nurse. We are very happy watching our daughter grow."

Lindsay M. Saxe, A&S '04, is a first-year law student at the University of Florida.

Chirag V. Shah, A&S '04 (MS), has started a patent research/competitive intelligence firm, Mogambo Solutions, LLC. Visit

Kenneth R. Smith, Bus '04 (MBA), is CFO of United Air Temp.


Murray R. Berkowitz, SPH '05 (MPH), is assistant professor of neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Kathleen A. Gross, Nurs '05, is editor of the Journal of Radiology Nursing. She is a member of the Health and Safety Committee of the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the American College of Radiology Safety Committee.

Russell D. Kirk, Peab '05, toured for one month over the Thanksgiving holiday with the U.S.O., performing for U.S. troops stationed in Germany, Holland, Belgium, and the U.K. He plans to marry Rachel Rosenblatt on August 4 in Baltimore.

Masayo Yamagata McCormick, Bus '05, got married on May 18, 2006.

Alexander Michnewich, Edu '05 (MA), is working for MCPS at Markland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology. He teaches seventh-grade mathematics.

Dana B. Morse, Nurs '05, writes: "I am living in Seattle, working on a medical unit at Harborview Medical Center. I am a new homeowner and live in my fixer-upper with a big dog I rescued from the pound."

Stephanie M. Piecewicz, Engr '05, is a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mary E. Warren, A&S '05 (MLA), Nurs '06, was voted an honorary member of the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association in October 2006 for her work on Our Shared Legacy: Nursing Education at Johns Hopkins 1889-2006 (JHU Press).


Eileen B. Greenwald, Bus (Cert) '06, is looking for an occupational medicine job in the Middle Atlantic States. She has almost finished her residency.

Bettina J. Lemmon, Edu '06 (MS), has accepted a teaching position with the Peters Township School District, where she will help to develop a secondary inclusion program.

Luke McLaren, Bus '06 (MBA), has joined Genworth Financial as associate general counsel of the life insurance legal department.

Jessica R. May, Engr '06, is living in London and going to school.

Lucienne D. Nelson, SPH '06, became program manager in HHS, and assistant secretary for preparedness and response for critical infrastructure protection for the Healthcare & Public Health Sector. She writes: "This role requires coordination of the private and government partners in protecting the critical infrastructures of the health sector to assure continued delivery of essential services."

Andrew G. Rogers, Engr '06 (MS), recently left Northrop Grumman-Electronic Systems, in Linthicum, to accept a position at Key Technologies, Inc., a small engineering consulting firm in Federal Hill. He writes: "Stop by if you're at the Cross Street Market!"

In Memoriam

1934: William A. Kemper, A&S '34 (PhD), died on February 27, 2006. He was employed for a number of years at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and eventually became the scientific adviser to the admiral of the North Atlantic Fleet. He worked at the Naval Proving Grounds at Dahlgren, Virginia, and Culebra, Puerto Rico, where he served as a ballistician. In the testing of the atom bomb, Mr. Kemper was tapped to help achieve accuracy — a historic contribution to the Allied victory.

1947: Ellen S. Harter, Nurs '47, Edu '52, died on January 6.

1949: Charles L. Hock, Engr '49, died on August 5, of pancreatic cancer. His wife writes: "He was proud to be a Hopkins man."

1969: Wilford Councill Chase, A&S, '69 (MA), died on February 27, after a long illness.

1993: Amber Ashton, A&S '93, died in December 2006 of cancer.

Heritage Awards
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Charles W. Einolf, Engr '56, entered Johns Hopkins' McCoy College of Engineering as a night school student in 1946 following his discharge from the Army. He worked for IBM full time while at Hopkins and continued through his retirement in 1984, a career of 42 years. He was a member of the Alumni Council and the Society of Engineering Alumni. Mr. Einolf and his wife, Dorothy, created a scholarship in the Whiting School of Engineering in honor of Charles' parents. Sadly, Charles Einolf died on February 23. With his passing, Johns Hopkins has lost an uncommonly loyal and talented member of the university community.

Steven Knapp came to Johns Hopkins as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and was appointed the university's 11th provost in 1996. As chief academic officer, Provost Knapp has coordinated the work of the university's nine schools and numerous academic centers, fostering great collaboration among them. For more than a decade, Provost Knapp has given special priority to Johns Hopkins' role in the community, both in the Baltimore region and, more widely, in the national and international communities. On August 1, Provost Knapp will become the 16th president of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Vincent L. Gott, came to Johns Hopkins in 1965 and spent more than four decades on the faculty. He retired from active surgery in 1994 but continues to work part time as a professor and as co-director of the Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Vincent Gott has been a mentor, a leader, and a skilled researcher and surgeon. He continues to make a lasting impact on the students, alumni, and faculty of this institution.

Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

Alton B. Cobb, Med '54, was appointed state health officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1973 and held this post until 1992. He exhibited outstanding leadership at a time when other states' public health executive directors held office for two years or less. Mr. Cobb's nearly two decades of service included pioneering the state's public health system to become a system that integrated services. This was a major departure from the long-standing traditional categorical service delivery system.

"We Will Remember Them"

Army Capt. Jonathan Grassbaugh, Engr '03, was killed April 7 while on patrol with his unit in Zaganiyah, Iraq. A winner of the Bronze Star and a number of other decorations, the 25-year-old was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. The computer science major is survived by his wife, the former Jenna Parkinson, who earned concurrent bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the Krieger School in 2006. The couple met as ROTC cadets when Jenna was a freshman and Jonathan was a senior, and were married last June. Jonathan is remembered as an uncommonly energetic and conscientious student and ROTC leader. He served as cadet battalion commander his senior year and was especially committed to the Pershing Rifles military honor society. Those wishing to express their condolences to the Grassbaugh family should send them to Jonathan's parents, Mark and Patricia Grassbaugh, 50 Partridge Lane, East Hampstead, New Hampshire, 03826.

Less than a month after the death of Jonathan Grassbaugh, the Hopkins campus was shaken to learn of the death of a second Johns Hopkins graduate in Iraq. Colby Umbrell, A&S '04, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, was killed in Musayyib on May 3, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. The 26-year- old paratrooper majored in political science at Hopkins and was a reserve defensive lineman and special teams player on the football team. Coach Jim Margraff described Umbrell, who suffered a relentless string of injuries on the field, as one of the team's hardest working players and one of the most well-liked. Umbrell signed on for duty in Iraq, his parents said, because he believed strongly that the U.S. mission there was important to the establishment of democracy in that country. At the time of his death, he was working with students at the middle school he once attended in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to collect supplies for Iraqi school children.

In an e-mail broadcast to faculty, staff, and students, Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody noted that the loss of graduates Umbrell and Grassbaugh "pulled at the hearts" of all who knew them. "We honor their service," said Brody. "We honor their sacrifice. We grieve with their family and friends. We give thanks for their time with us at Johns Hopkins. We will remember them."

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