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GEORGE T. HEMMETER, of Honolulu, has been retired and living in Hawaii for the past 35 years. He has three children.
STEPHEN ROSENTHAL, MD Univ. of Md. '32, of Scranton, Pa., retired in 1979. He volunteered with the Bleze Hospital in 1980, and for the Papago Indians in 1981.
   HARRY SELIS, of Pompano Beach, Fla., still plays golf three days a week, and he recently shot his age--89. He plays duplicate bridge and enjoys his computer and his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He writes: "I am a very lucky old man."

MILTON H. MEDENBACH, of Wayne, Pa., is superintendent emeritus of Valley Forge Military Academy and College. He writes: "At a reception on February 25, 1998, by the faculty and staff of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College honoring my 90th birthday and 65-year association with the institution, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania promoted me from major general of the Pennsylvania Guard (ret.) to lieutenant general in the Pennsylvania state military reserve as of December 31, 1997. My son, PHILIP C. MEDENBACH '60, a retired colonel of the U.S. Army, lives in Ocala, Florida. My wife, Helen Clarke Medenbach, died on January 18."

EUGENE S. BERESTON, MD Univ. of Md. '37, Univ. of Pa. MS '45, DsC '55, of Baltimore, is a retired dermatologist. He writes: "My son, Michael, is a practicing attorney in Annapolis, Maryland, and my granddaughter, Sarah Katz, received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1997. My grandson, Benjamin Katz, is a sophomore at Williams College."
   DONALD F. PROCTOR, MD '37, of Baltimore, has completed his seventh book, A History of Breathing Physiology.
   F. PRESTON TITUS, of Alexandria, Va., retired in September 1996, and "now plays a lot of duplicate bridge and travels."

ROBERT B. CHAPMAN III, of Lutherville, Md., who is married with two children, is president, auxiliary, of Sheppard Pratt Health System.
   EDWARD W. CLAUTICE, MBA Boston Univ. '64, of York, Pa., writes: "My poetry is included in about 15 anthologies of the International Society of Poetry, Owings Mills, Maryland. I have even written one poem in the Thai language. How many engineers can equal that? Also--I won a trophy for a two-mile run. Just don't ask me the time!"
   BENJAMIN L. HARRIS, PhD (A&S) '41, of Glen Arm, Md., is incumbent governor general of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, governor of the Maryland branch of Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, and a member of numerous other heritage societies. He is married and has five children.

ALBERT H. SMITH, of Tucson, Ariz., has been recognized as a member of the Johns Hopkins Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Hall of Fame. He and his wife are enjoying retirement in Arizona.

PETER STERN, of Wyncote, Pa., and his wife, Joan Johnston-Stern, announce the birth of their 14th grandchild last October. They are active leaders in township and county democratic politics. He plays tennis twice a week and writes light verse and parodies. He is the retired director of the company he founded in 1967-- Checkpoint Systems.
   JOHN G. STRAUCH, of Catonsville, Md., writes: "I do lots of country western and swing dancing and spend a lot of time at the Delaware seashore. I love Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville and am an e-mail enthusiast."
   HAROLD SUSSMAN, MD Univ. of Md. '47, of Baltimore, is the retired chief of emergency medicine for Sinai Hospital. He is married and has three children.
   JOHN S. THOMSEN, PhD (A&S) '52, of Baltimore, writes: "I had a quintuple heart bypass operation in November 1995, but I am now doing well. I am currently active in St. David's Episcopal Church, Republican politics, and Meals on Wheels." He and his wife, Helen, have four children and 10 grandchildren.

KATHERINE (KAY) C. TURNER, of Saint Inigoes, Md., was thrilled to learn that she and her School of Nursing colleagues were included in the Women in Military Service of America memorial, located in Washington at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The Hall of Honor recognizes women who gave their life, were prisoners-of-war, and/or won awards for service and bravery. She writes: "All of the student nurses at Hopkins School of Nursing during World War II were enrolled in the USPHS Cadet Nurse Corps, and, therefore, all are entitled to be listed. Phone 1-800-222-2294 for details."

HENRY GETZ, of Greenfield, Ind., retired as sales training manager for Weavexx Corporation in Wake Forest, N.C. He is currently a substitute teacher with the Greenfield Central school system.
   EDWARD D. (NED) HOWELL, of Buffalo, N.Y., is a taxpayer education specialist for the Internal Revenue Service. He writes: "Working for the IRS is fun. It's a great fourth career."

ROBERT M. MCMATH, of Ithaca, N.Y., is receiving rave reviews on What Were They Thinking, recently released by Times Business Books. Based on his life's work of studying new consumer product releases over the last 30-plus years, it is being recommended as a definitive work on the do's and don't's on new product introductions. He maintains a library of over 80,000 once-new consumer products--the only collection of its type in the world. It is devoted to helping manufacturers increase the likelihood of new introduction successes.

STEPHEN MINOT, of Riverside, Calif., has just published his second collection of stories, Bending Time, with the Permanent Press. His first collection, Crossings, is available from the University of Illinois Press, and his most recent novel, Surviving the Flood, has been reissued by Second Chance Press. He has retired from teaching at the University of California, Riverside, but not from writing. A fourth novel is in the works. His wife, Ginny, an artist and printmaker, is showing regularly both in California and Maine. They continue to migrate coast to coast annually.

THOMAS G. MCWILLIAMS JR., PhD Univ. of Md. '64, of Elkton, Md., dean of the School of Engineering at Widener University, has been named Engineer of the Year by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council. The annual award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in the field of engineering. He has been an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers since 1954 and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education Board of Directors.

ALAN E. FREELAND, MD George Washington Univ. '61, professor and director of hand surgery services in the department of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., was named the Clinician/Teacher of the Year for 1997 by the American Association for Hand Surgery at their 28th Annual Meeting in Phoenix in January 1998. He also serves as the current treasurer of the organization.

FRED CAPLAN, of Sanford, N.C., retired in December 1995 from Charles Pfizer, Coty Division. He had been employed by Pfizer since 1965 as production manager. He is currently consulting for various manufacturing facilities and is in the process of building a new home and relocating to the Myrtle Beach area. He writes: "On a personal note, my wife, Jamie, and I have three sons. Lenny, our oldest, graduated from UNC and is production manager with Black & Decker in Augusta, Georgia. Our middle son, PJ, graduated from ASU and is in computer information systems with Burlington Industries. David, our youngest, is at UNC-Chapel Hill, studying political science. (It's nice when the Blue Jays beat UNC in lacrosse!) My e-mail address is"

1967 PhD (A&S): EUGENE W. ZELTMANN, BA Beloit College '62, of Clifton Park, N.Y., has been appointed to serve as president and chief operating officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Prior to joining NYPA, he was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki to serves as a commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission in December 1995. He was named deputy chairman in May 1996.

JAMES S. McDONALD, Univ. of Md. '79, of Salisbury, Md., became a partner at AES, LLC, an architectural / engineering firm in Salisbury in 1993. The organization moved into its own building in October 1997. He is married and has two children, Sean and Elizabeth.
   ISRAEL OPPENHEIMER, MBA Univ. of Baltimore '83, MS Univ. of Baltimore '87, of Baltimore, writes: "I've managed to travel a bit in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. on vacations over the last decade. That's about it. I've discovered that I don't remember as much French and German as I would like to."

KEITH H. GORDON, JD Univ. of Md. '76, of Mohegan Lake, N.Y., writes: "We recently purchased a house in Towson for our daughter to live in while attending college. We spent summer weekends fixing up the place, reminiscing about JHU days, and eating great seafood."
   BILL GOTTLIEB, MBA Univ. of Denver '76, of Bellevue, Wash., writes: "After 3 1/2 years in Montana, I decided I didn't share their social or political values and moved to the Seattle area in June 1997. Finally, decent Chinese takeout. I'll take the rain over the floods, snow, ice, and forest fires, any day!"
   MARK T. GREENBERG, PhD Univ. of Va. '78, one of the nation's leading specialists in the prevention of family violence and child delinquency and the promotion of social competence in children, has been named the first holder of the Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development. He is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on child development and understanding aggression, violence, and externalizing disorders. Most recently he contributed to "Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators."

1974 MEd (CS): REBECCA A. OATS, of Durham, N.C., was appointed principal of Brogden Middle School on July 17, 1997. Brogden is a North Carolina Exemplary School.

E. CHARLES ROWAN JR., JD Univ. of Va. '80, of McLean, Va., assistant general counsel at Unisys Corporation, writes: "My wife is a legislative fellow in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein."
   PAUL J. TOSCANO, PhD (A&S) '83, of Schenectady, N.Y., writes: "Our daughter, Amy, turned one and had a big party. She should be ready for Hopkins in about 17 years. I am collaborating with a colleague on developing new materials for electronics applications and was again nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award." He is associate professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Albany.

EDWARD FANCOVIC, MD St. Louis Univ. '83, of Albuquerque, N.M., writes: "After over six years of doing primary care and clinical teaching at Johns Hopkins Bayview, I recently relocated to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where I am an assistant professor in the division of general internal medicine. The atmosphere here, besides being thinner, is very different. Long hair is common here; big hair is not!"

1980 PhD (A&S): NATHAN CARLINER GOLDMAN, JD Duke Univ. '75, of Houston, is an attorney and a professor. He has been a guest lecturer at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Colorado State University and has presented papers at the IAF International Institute of Space Law. He is listed in Who's Who in America (1998) and Who's Who in American Law (1998).

1982 MA (SAIS): HALL GARDNER, PhD (SAIS) '87, of Paris, is chair of the international affairs department at the American University of Paris and has published his second book, Dangerous Crossroads: Europe, Russia, and the Future of NATO (Praeger, 1997). His editorial "Toward a Euro-Atlantic Compromise" was published in November 1997 by the Center for Political and Strategic Studies and is available on the Worldwide Web at

BARBARA BUSHARIS, JD NYU '91, of Tallahassee, Fla., is in her fourth year as a legal writing instructor at Florida State University. During her summer vacation last year, she got to do some lawyering, too.
   ROBERT M. INSOFT, MD Boston Univ. '88, of Boston, and his wife, Andrea, announce the birth of their son, Adin, on September 30. Their daughter, Rachel, is six years old. Robert is director of Pediatric and Neonatal ICU Transport Services for Partners Health Care in Boston and is on the Intensive Care faculty at Harvard Medical School.
   WESLEY STITES, PhD MIT '88, is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and he is married.
   SUSAN WELSH, of Baton Rouge, La., is working as a post-doctoral fellow in the Coastal Studies Institute at Louisiana State University. She is married and has two children.

KARL A. HERMANN, MBA Univ. of Baltimore '92, of Butler, Ind., writes: "Not quite ready to settle in for the long haul, I moved to Indiana to assist in the start-up of a new steel production company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., in January of 1997, after 11 years with Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, outside of Baltimore. My wife, Lori, and daughter, Montana Lea, welcomed another Hermann girl, Kendall May, on March 6, 1998. She was born at home with Daddy `coaching and catching.'"

1985 MPH (PH): DORIS WILKINSON, PhD Case Western '68, of Lexington, Ky., a professor at the University of Kentucky, was a visiting professor at Harvard University in the summer of 1997, where she taught a course, titled Health, Medicine and Society. Her article, Americans of African Identity, was selected in 1995 as a landmark article for the 32-year-old publication Society/Transaction.

SONJA BEALS, of Los Angeles, writes: "I got my MBA in 1993 from UCLA's Anderson School and have put it to good use working in corporate finance at The Walt Disney Company, where I am manager of investor relations. My fiancˇ, Miguel, and I have just bought our first home, a little fixer-upper here in Los Angeles. I picked up an old ergometer while at UCLA and have dragged it through three apartments (and now into our new home), even though I never use it. It brings back fond memories of Hopkins crew whenever I accidentally bang my car into it in the garage."

1987 MA(SAIS): WINNI M. FEJNE, of Stockholm, Sweden, is a counselor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden. She writes: "As of March, I am dealing with China, Taiwan and Mongolia, in particular trade and economic development. I'm interested to hear from SAIS and Nanjing about developments in the big country! I have been elected to the board of Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Association in Sweden."

STEPHANIE WEISSMAN CLEMENT, of Anaheim, Calif., has returned to work as deputy district attorney for the Riverside County District Attorney after her maternity leave. Her daughter, Samantha, was born last March and is a happy, healthy baby. She writes: "I am currently assigned to work with a police task force that targets methamphetamine laboratories. I am presently prosecuting over 100 cases involving the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Any spare minutes I have, I spend with my husband and daughter."
   TOM DIBARI, MBA Notre Dame '92, of New York, has recently joined Paine Webber. He also advises small/mid-size businesses regarding their retirement plans. He writes: "I recently got engaged to Tracy Cutter. Wedding plans, preparation for the CFA, and work have been keeping me busy."
   ANDREW N. LANG, MS Carnegie Mellon Univ. '91, of Pittsburgh, is an architect with Joel Kranich, Architect, P.C. He married Yoko Watanabe in Kita Kyusho, Japan, on May 10, 1997.
   KATHERINE LAI, of New York, a podiatrist, writes: "I just got back from a two-week trip to Peru with a medical team providing medical care to the poor through local churches. It was a great experience."
   A senior contracts administrator for PeopleSoft, Inc., MARK R. LOONEY, JD Nova Southeastern Univ., and his wife, Kristen J. Fishbaugh Looney, announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlin Rose, on June 6, 1997.
    A fellow in gastroenterology and nutrition at Winthrop University Hospital, SCOTT DAVID LIPPE, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine '92, of Fairlawn, N.J., writes: "In the last few years, I have come close to completing my medical training. In the meantime, I have also married and have three sons."
   TIMOTHY MALIA, of Rochester, N.Y., writes: "Life is focused on my wife, Ana, our two children and our home in Rochester. Professionally, I am establishing a new family medicine practice fully accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. I also maintain my interest in international medicine by sponsoring students and residents for rotations in Bolivia."
   KRISTEN JOCKISCH MARGEVICIUS, PhD Case Western Reserve Univ. '93, of Los Alamos, N.M., is back in science again at the Los Alamos National Lab.
   An ob/gyn resident at the University of South California Los Angeles County Women's Hospital, ISHRAT RAFI, MPH George Washington Univ. '92, MD Howard Univ. '96, of Marina del Ray, Calif., writes: "Alan and I live in Marina del Ray, three blocks from the beach. Although it's hard not to love the beautiful weather and the glitz, I can't wait to come back to Baltimore!"

ANDREW DAVID HOROWITZ, of Atlanta, an attorney, worked as a law clerk for a judge in Atlanta for the past two years and is now working for a civil litigation firm, practicing mostly in insurance defense.
   ALLYSON A. HOTFIELD, of Wichita, Kan., a doctor of internal medicine, is in her second year of private practice at The Wichita Clinic. She serves on HIV/AIDS committees in the area, and helps with HIV/AIDS education in the community and for health care professionals. In her spare time, she works on 80 acres of land and rides horses.
   BILL WOODCOCK, of Ellicott City, Md., writes: "I finally flew the Hopkins coop in 1996, and landed an administrative position with a government contractor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. My wife, our three-year-old son, and I live in Ellicott City, and I recently announced my candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates."

DARYL PRICE, of Silver Spring, Md., is an immigration attorney. He and his wife, Iraida, recently bought a house in Silver Spring, where they live with their daughter Tahlia Amaranta.
   JULIA ALLEN VINALL, of Alameda, Calif., disability sales consultant for Liberty Mutual, writes: "My husband and I recently purchased our first home in Alameda, and we are enjoying life out of a one-bedroom apartment. I am still swimming on the University of San Francisco's masters' team and am coming closet than I thought I would to some of my old best times. I recently attended the wedding of CATHY LOMELINO '91 in Springfield, Illinois and spent time with JEN STEPHAN '90, her husband JOHN-SCOTT SMOKELIN '89, and their beautiful daughter, Isabel."
   JACONDA WAGNER, of Gaithersburg, Md., is a licensing specialist with National Institutes of Health, Office of Technology Transfer. She writes: "I keep in touch with BARBRA YANG '90. She's in California working on her dream: entertainment law. I'm still in Maryland working on mine: intellectual property law. I recently spoke with DONNA IVERY '88. She's teaching in Atlanta at Grady."
   DAVID M. WESTPHAL, of Seattle, is a homecare aide with Fremont Public Association. He writes: "I'm having a wonderful time, singing in the new soon-to-be-world-renowned Seattle Labor Chorus. I'm also lovingly creating music, beer, mead, and melomel, not necessarily all at the same time. And the struggle continues..."
   An actuary with Prudential Investments, DAY YI, of Roseland, N.J., and his wife, Young-Mee, announce the birth of their first child, Andrew, on September 8, 1997. He was born at 12:17 a.m. and weighed in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. He writes: "I still keep in touch with alums KELLY AHN '89, YOUNG KOH '89, and ERWIN SUH '89."

DAVE BOWYER and PATTI PIPPEN, of Ponce Inlet, Fla., were married in April 1997. ERIK MONT '91, BRIAN COOKE '91, TOM BRETLER '91, VINCE ALFI '90, MIKE HOLMES '90, CHRIS HALPIN '91, JACK LAURINS '90, MELISA KOVACH '92, and MARY HILLBRO '91 were there "to eat and drink for free." Patti finished her medical degree at Medical College of Georgia and is a family practice resident in Florida, where they are living on the beach. Dave is a home builder.
   STEPHEN BRETZ, MD Univ. of Mich. '95, of Sacramento, Calif., is resident physician at U.C. Davis Medical Center, practicing emergency medicine. He writes: "I will complete my residency training in June, but will stay on as the first fourth-year chief resident with an academic appointment at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. This past summer I completed a one-month rotation at Johannesburg General Hospital in South Africa and stopped by to visit GEORGE SYKES '91 and his wife, Amanda, in New York City."
   ROBERT K. FITZGERALD, of Chicago, writes: "I am finishing a pediatric residency this spring and will become chief resident at Children's Memorial Hospital for the next year. I recently visited FRED HERBERICH '91 in the hospital in San Francisco, after he was lost at sea for eight days."
   LESLEY BALCH SCHRIER and her husband, Michael, proudly announce the birth of their daughter Michelle Ann, on November 17.

1991 MD (MED): THOMAS G. LUNDQUIST, of Pittsburgh, and his wife, Kirsten, announce the birth of their fourth child, Katrina, born on March 1. She joins Erik (age 5), and Sydney and Darby (age 2 1/2). He currently is a pediatrician with Bellevue Pediatrics, a division of Allegheny University Medical Practices and has a new position as vice president / regional medical director of Allegheny University Medical Practices. He can be reached via e-mail at

JESSICA and SCOTT CADE '94, of Albany, N.Y., got married on February 17, 1996, with many Hopkins alums in attendance (including Phi Sigs from the '60s). On August 8, 1997, they gave birth to their son Paul Cooper Cade. Scott is currently attending Albany law school.
   ZUBIN R. KHAN, MBA/MPH Emory University '96, of New York, writes: "I've been out of grad school for a year and am loving my job in pharmaceuticals as it makes the best use of both my graduate degrees. I have finally settled into my new place in Manhattan and am enjoying the chance to catch up with friends from high school, college, and grad school."

1992 MD (Med): MICHAEL MERCY and DEBRA J. (GREEN) MERCY '88, MS Univ. of Md at Baltimore '94, of Boise, Idaho, were married on the Carribbean island of Anguilla with many friends and family attending, including CAROLE BARALDI-JUNKINS, EDWARD JUNKINS, and ALAN STEIN, all of JHU School of Medicine '91, and CHERYL COOK KELLY '88, LINDA WISE HALL '93, and KAREN K. DAVIS '94, all of JHU School of Nursing. He has been appointed the chair and medical director of the emergency department at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. This is the largest emergency department in the state and a Level-2 trauma center; it serves as a tertiary referral center for a 300-mile radius around Boise. Debra has joined an oncology group private practice affiliated with St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center as nurse practitioner. She also serves as president of the Oncology Nurses of Southern Idaho and treasurer of Nurse Practitioner Conference Group of Idaho.

MICHELLE DAVISON EDWARDS, of Waynesville, Mo., an instructor and writer for the U.S. Army Engineer School, finished a tour in Germany and Bosnia and returned to the engineer school in April 1997. She and her husband, Adam, plan to move to North Carolina. She writes: "I had a blast in Europe, but it's nice to be home. Since I've been back, I've seen several Hopkins grads, especially at the wedding of KAREN MIMMS and MARK SWIFT in June 1997 with fellow bridesmaids AMANDA WEISS and AUDREY MASTANGELO."
   "After completing a one-year federal clerkship in Savannah, Georgia," writes ROBERT EASTON, of New York, "I returned to work at Sidley & Austin, a law firm. I often see KEVIN MINTZER '93, and JONATHAN PAIKIN '93, also associates at New York firms."
   NATHANIEL FORGOTSON, MSEE Northeastern Univ. '96, of Annapolis, Md., ASIC design engineer for Annapolis MicroSystems, has returned to Maryland and has gone on to receive his Maryland State certification as a professional wrestling manager and made his debut as "Platinum" Nat Forge in November 1997. His debut in the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation (MEWF) was attended by fellow Hopkins alumni: BILL WOODCOCK '89, GREG GAGNON '91, KAS RAMYAR '93, SARAH MANCHESTER '94, SARA KUPFER '94, BARRY WOOD '92, JASON BLACK '95, and current Hopkins English PhD candidate Karen Fang.
   DYAN HES, of Syosset, N.Y., a social pediatric intern at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center in New York, writes: "This is my first year of residency in social pediatrics (pediatricians who like to socialize!) at Montefiore Medical Center and it's been super so far. I am so lucky, because JENNIFER SUSSAL '92, MPH (PH) '93, is here with me as an intern in the Triple Board Program (Peds/Child Psych). We are surviving our overnight calls by using our all-nighter studying tactics from JHU! It's great to be back in New York, but I miss Israel so much that I'm going back there this summer to get married to my boyfriend, Amir Idar, and bringing Jen along with me!"
   "I had some rather huge life events recently," writes JAMES T. MCKINLEY III, of Eagan, Minn. "In a military ceremony immediately following my promotion to captain in the U.S. Army, I married Nancy McElmurry in Hawaii on Valentine's Day of this past year. In May, I resigned my officer's commission and accepted an offer from Andersen Consulting and am now working on a project at First Bank in St. Paul."

RANDY M. BECKER, of Oradell, N.J., writes: "I completed two years of medical school last December on the Islands of Grenada and St. Vincent. Contrary to popular belief, I did not get that remarkable tan. I'm returning to North Carolina to continue my research pursuits. KERRY ANTORVEZA '95 is midway through her third year of podiatry school at Scholl's College of Podiatric Medicine. She is beginning her clinical rotations, and her career pursuits include work in diabetes research and treatment."
   BETH CARIELLO, of Hoboken, N.J., an associate analyst in equity research at BT Alex. Brown, is attending Fordham University at night to get her MBA.
   CHRISTOPHER F. DRUM, of Leavenworth, Ks., writes: "Upon graduation, I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. Several JHU alumni were there at Hood at the same time: SETH MORGULAS '93, FRANK PARK '94, and CHRISTOPHER HICKEY '93. I spent my time as a platoon leader for three years, and got a chance to visit Kuwait for four months--enlightening, to say the least. I met my wife while at Fort Hood and have since moved to Kansas. I would like to say `hello' to all my former friends and SAM fraternity brothers. I hope to make it back some time."
   WILL SARGENT, of Dallas, is employed by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. He writes: "After working for two years in the hot Texas wasteland, I have decided on a change of scenery and will be moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington's School of Business this fall. And, my wedding will be in Spokane, Washington, this September."

1994 MA (SAIS): JENNIFER (KIMIATEK) HUNNEWELL, of Boston, is assistant vice president of Wellington Management Company. She married Tom Hunnewell on September 14, 1997. She is looking forward to the Bologna Center five-year reunion and keeps in touch with JOHN MCELHENNY '94, BENJAMIN HEIN '94, and KRISTEN PETRINA '95.

RAWAN "RO" ABDELRAZEK, of Hackensack, N.J., writes: "After graduation, I moved to Jerusalem, where I worked for two years with the Palestinian Team to the Middle East peace talks. A political officer, I was the liaison to various Asian-Pacific nations, mainly Japan. I also worked on various economic projects related to East Jerusalem and participated in many joint Palestinian-Israeli economic and academic projects. Since returning last spring, I have been at the United Nations, where I am a junior diplomat representing Palestine. I am in close touch with SHEILA HAFFAR '95, EMILIE SALAME '95, RACHEL GERSTEIN '95, and KASH FIROZVI '95, and hang out with KIMBE HSU in New York City. I can be e-mailed at"
   A sales engineer with G.A. Wirth Co., Inc., JODY P. AMBALONG, of Sacramento, Calif., got her master's degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California.
   BERNARD HSIAO, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is a second-year MD/PhD student at University of Miami School of Medicine, after spending a year teaching English in Japan right after graduation.
   MARK LANDRUM, MD Univ. of Md. '97, of Reisterstown, Md., began a combined medicine and pediatrics residency last July at the University of Maryland.
   MARLA SMITH and MARK BINKER, of Bensalem, Pa., write: "Mark just graduated with an MA in journalism from the University of Maryland. Marla is working on an MA in art history from the University of Pittsburgh. We live in Bensalem because Mark got a job as a correspondent with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Marla will be looking for a job in the Philadelphia area."

JESSICA BROWN, of Devon, Pa., is an environmental engineer with IES Engineers. She has attended several JHU alumni events in the past year.

REBECCA JUSTICE, of Alexandria, Va., writes: "I'm working as a research associate for the Advisory Board Company and loving it! I still see JON LAZARUS '97, DANA CARLUCCIO '97, and CHRIS PEARSON '97 on a regular basis. I was back for the annual Hopkins debate tournament last October, and I had a great time and got the chance to see BEN GREENBERG '97, DAVID FELDON '97, and VINCE THOMASINO '96. I'm living with MARA LIBERMAN '97, and everyone around D.C. is welcome to visit us!"
   KIMBERLEY ANNE ISBELL, of Richmond, Va., is a student at Harvard University Law School.
   "I'm a first-year law student at the University of Virginia," writes DANIELLE KAMENSKY, of Ringoes, N.J. "MEG FILBEY '96 is in my section. I'm also in the process of looking for a summer legal job and studying for exams."
   JENNIFER KLOSS, of Boise, Idaho, spends "every waking moment studying anatomy and biochemistry" at Wake Forest School of Medicine, where she is earning her doctorate in medicine.
   LAUREN LAGREGA, of Southboro, Mass., is a student at Tufts Medical School.
   ERIC SHAWN METCALF, of College Station, Texas, is a member of the inaugural class of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He is studying for a Masters of Public Service Administration degree and is a recipient of the George Bush Fellowship.
   AMY L. PERBECK, of Torrington, Conn., assistant customer service manager for Big Y Food, Inc., writes: "It's been a stressful several months since graduation. I decided to defer my studies at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and spent the summer working and caring for my mother who was recovering from a bone marrow transplant. She fought bravely, but the cancer became stronger than her, and she passed away on August 19. We're slowly picking up the pieces. I'm currently working for the company where I worked during high school, but I will soon begin the job search in my field of public health. Should anyone find themselves in the northwest corner of Connecticut, feel free to visit. The house is always open to company!"
   A first-year medical student at the University of Oklahoma, MALA PURI, of Edmond, Okla., writes: "In the very little free time I have, I take ballroom dancing classes, voice lessons, and talk to my good friends from Hopkins."
   LYDIA K. ROBERTS, of Aliquippa, Pa., writes: "I was busy the summer after graduation working with a program called Summerbridge Pittsburgh for the third year and also preparing for the birth of my first child. My daughter, Kara Lorraine Roberts, was born on August 25 at 5:39 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. Being a mom is wonderful. I keep in close contact with fellow graduate NA'SMA PERKINS, who is my daughter's godmother. I'll be returning to school this fall to pursue a PhD in psychology."
   A graduate student at Cornell University, RUSSELL SCHWAGER, of Oakland, N.J., is pursuing his master's degree in computer science and "enjoying the snow of Ithaca."
   TANYA SLICK of Hagerstown, Md., writes: "For the past few months I have been spending every hour studying medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. Every chance I get, I go home and visit my boyfriend, JEREMY LUBKIN '98, and revisit the Hopkins campus."
   "Since graduating in May, I have been pursuing my career as an agent with Northwestern Mutual," writes PETER D. TILLINGHAST, of Baltimore. "I concentrate on insurance and investment planning for individuals and closely-held business owners. I have immersed myself in the young professional lifestyle in Federal Hill with my roommate, BILL ORSINI '97."
   A law student at New York University School of Law, WEI-LI TJONG, of New York, writes: "I spend my waking hours trying to study and complete my juris doctorate, all the while attempting not to sell out to The Man. Having become somewhat jaded, I figure I may try staying in school for the rest of my life, pursuing different degrees (i.e., comparative literature, medicine, fine arts, etc.) until I am overqualified for any real employment, and I have set the record for educational debt. I miss Hopkins quite a bit."
   JONATHAN UPTON, of West Chester, Pa., was in Bonn, Germany, on a scholarship from the German Parliament to study one semester at the University of Bonn and then completed a four-month internship in the Parliament. He returns to the U.S. for a position as an analyst for Andersen Consulting in Washington.
   CHAD WOTKOWICZ, of Quincy, Mass., is a graduate medical student at Boston University, working in research for the pulmonary center on a mouse lung asthma model. He is hoping to attend medical school at Boston University.

1997 MS (CS): ANTONY CALVO, of North Potomac, Md., is vice president of AIMCORP, where he is involved in building Internet electronic commerce sites for both large and small businesses.


1932 (Nursing): ANNA M. WOKE, of Bethesda, Md., a retired Navy security administrator, who also was a registered nurse, died on January 23, at the Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Bethesda. She had Parkinson's disease. After serving as a nurse in Washington at the old Episcopal Hospital from the late 1930s to early '40s, she was a hospital nurse in Georgia. She returned to the Washington area and in 1952 she became an assistant security administrator with the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda. She retired from that post in 1978. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

1936 MPH (PH): AUSTIN E. HILL, MD Baylor Univ. '32, of Groesbeck, Texas, died on October 28, at the age of 90. He served as director of public health at Tyler-Smith County, Texas, Houston, and San Antonio. For 20 years he was director of health services for Houston Independent School District. He retired to a ranch in Groesbeck in 1973. In addition, he wrote numerous books and articles relating to public health.

1937: ALFRED LOUIS FRAHM, of Baltimore, died on November 24. He spent the majority of his professional life as a civilian chemical engineer for the Department of the Army. In what he considered to be the highlight of his career, he supervised the design and construction of a mobile laboratory used for the demilitarization of toxic substances. Spare time pursuits included music, photography, reading, and stamp collecting. He is survived by a daughter, and two sisters, IRENE FRAHM SMITH and MYRA FRAHM FRAMM, both Hopkins alumnae.

1943: SOLOMON M. SCHAPIRO, JD Univ. of Md. '48, of Owings Mills, Md., died on November 16. In private practice from 1948, when he graduated from law school, until 1972, he then joined the public defender's office, from which he retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlene.

1956 MEd (CS): MARCELLA DEAN SPIGELMIRE, BA Towson State Univ. '31, of Perry Hall, Md., died in January of heart failure. She began her teaching career in the Baltimore County public schools in the early 1930s and worked as a cryptographer at Fort Holabird during World War II, returning to teaching in 1952 and retiring as vice principal of Chapel Hill Elementary School in 1974. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the national education honor society, and the Teachers Association of Baltimore County and was a founding member of Women Educators of Baltimore County in the late 1950s. She is survived by two daughters and four grandsons.