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John I. Snodgrass, Engr '39, writes: "I'm still going and enjoying South Texas living. Jean and I celebrated our 63rd wedding anniversary in January. My e-mail is"

Marjorie Riblet Swift, Nurs '39, writes: "I am still doing well in spite of my advancing years. My young son lives in London, where he is in the insurance business and loves it. I miss him after 20 years in England."


Robert D. Solomon, Med '42, HS '43, is still teaching as an adjunct professor of biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


James S. Russell, A&S '43, who has 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, is living in a retirement facility in Asheville, North Carolina. He and his wife also enjoy their beach home in South Carolina.

Cullen I. K. Story, A&S '43 (MA), published his commentary, The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Mark, in 2004.


Primrose G. Vining, Nurs '46, writes: "I can't believe it has been 60 years since I graduated as a Hopkins nurse!"


Arthur C. Hollister Jr., SPH '48, writes: "I'm enjoying my advocacy work for universal health care and senior issues, as well as service on local and regional HIV/AIDS advisory groups."


Vincent A. Maggio, Engr '50, is a board member for the United Nations Association in Houston.

Robert Schimek, Med '50, with a destroyed office and partly destroyed home after Hurricane Katrina, is now in his new office in Metairie, Louisiana, and is finally back in his home.


Mathew H. M. Lee, A&S '53, the Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, recently received the 2006 Honor Award and Gold Key from the medical alumni association of the University of Maryland.


Frank D. Cegelski, A&S '54, retired to Florida after 35 years of ob/gyn practice in Rochester, New York. He writes: "I delivered about 5,000 babies. I have been married for 50 years and have four children. Now it's about golf, computers, sailing, and friends."

A. Irwin Rubenstein, SAIS '54, writes: "In late November, I completed my third consecutive term as chairman of the Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida. That ended nine years in a leadership position."


Jaime V. Ayalde, SPH '56, writes: "I was happy and lucky to be a part of the School of Hygiene and Public Health's Class of '56, which means that this is my 50th anniversary in the Alumni Association!"

Robert R. Daub, Engr '56, who retired in January 2005, has a new job investing retirement and personal trading accounts. He can be reached at

John J. Messina, A&S '56, retired from practicing cardiology in May 2005.


Finton P. Cordell, A&S '57, retired in 1986. He likes to travel with his wife, Eileen, as well as bird shoot, fish, and read. He has two sons and three grandchildren.

Manuel H. Lazerov, A&S '57, a board member of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, Maryland, has been involved with the Bishop Gassis Sudan Relief Fund in providing assistance to the Christian Liberated South. Working with Christian and Jewish groups, he has arranged for shipments of medicine, and is currently working on providing dental tools and water purification equipment to Catholic and Protestant groups in the South, which do not discriminate in their administration of aid.

Lew Miller, Engr '57, '61 (MS), currently the chair of Johns Hopkins' Society of Engineering Alumni, is retired in Boca Raton, Florida.


Anthony W. Salem, A&S '58, is still practicing orthopedic surgery in Philadelphia. He has three sons and writes: "I still remember all the great times at Hopkins and the very special people I met there. I am eternally grateful."

Norman N. Steiger, A&S '58, was awarded the Laureate Medal by the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians.


Bryan W. Fleming Jr., Med '62, is working part time as an orthopedic consultant to Kaiser-Permanente. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 1993 and married Betsy Adam in 2000.


S. Robert Lathan, Med '63, who has retired after 36 years, has sold his home and his practice.


Alice Kiger, Nurs '64, works as director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.


Joan Ellen Corbett, Bol '65, SAIS '66, retired from the U.S. Diplomatic Service in September 2005 and, in October 2005, retired from the State Department as a part-time senior adviser/consultant.

Timothy T. Pohmer, A&S '65 (MLA), retired in 1998 from teaching at Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania.


Charles E. Halm Jr., A&S '67, '74 (MA), writes: "After working for over 25 years in the federal government, I have been selected as director of the community planning and development division of the HUD Baltimore office."

Frank K. Krueger Jr., A&S '67, retired as an administrative law judge with the U.S. government in 2001 and is now a volunteer summit steward on the high peaks of New York's Adirondack Mountains.


Willard H. Dean, A&S '68, writes: "I continue to enjoy the blessings of good health and stay active with my limited home-office medical practice and outdoor work, as well as regular exercise."

Lewis P. Fisher, Engr '68, is president of Fisher Corporate Services, a consulting company.

Marc S. Friedman, A&S '68, is chair of the intellectual property group at the law firm of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross PC, and the resident partner in the law firm's office in New York City. He writes: "I recently married Laurel Friedmann, whom I met on, and she has changed her name to Laurel Friedmann-Friedman."

D. Adam Kline, A&S '68, has given up law for politics. In 1997, he was elected to the State Senate in Washington and has since represented Southeast Seattle. He and his wife celebrated their 17th anniversary in June.

Byron L. Warnken, A&S '68, is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he has been a law professor for 29 years. In 2006, he was selected the University of Baltimore School of Law "Alumnus of the Year." He is married to Bonnie Warnken, Nurs '67, and his daughter is Heather Bronwyn, A&S '04.


James A. Bryan, A&S '69 (MLA), retired in July 2004 and is very active in church affairs.


Sr. Mary Vincent Haggerty, SPH '70, is currently working at Perry Family Health Center in Washington, D.C.

Herb Paine, SAIS '70, writes: "I'm the head of my own consulting business, specializing in organization development and change management; am president of JHU's Arizona Alumni Chapter; and serve on the board of a newly forming bank, Sonoran Bank in Phoenix, targeting the growing Latino business community. My big, big news is that I'm running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 3rd Congressional District (see"

Beatrice C. Wolfe, SPSBE '70, became a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital after retiring from the Baltimore City school system.


John B. Baillieul, A&S '71 (MA), is chairman of aerospace/mechanical engineering at Boston University. This year, he is serving as the 40th president of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

Robert J. Lamb, SPSBE '71 (MLA), has recently been appointed the new executive director of Friends of the National Zoo, the nonprofit support organization of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.


Michael R. Dunn, A&S '72, has moved from London to his home on Cape Cod. His daughter is a freshman at Salve Regina High School in Newport, Rhode Island, and he is off to Beijing for three months with Sun Life Assurance of Canada.

Bruce N. Gerber, A&S '72, has been working at the University of Connecticut for 23 years and is currently financial systems administrator. He writes: "I have been free of cancer for five years since losing a kidney, and I am still chugging along."

Paul A. Greene, A&S '72, associate professor and chair of the psychology department at Iona College, has co-authored FDNY Crisis Counseling: Innovative Responses to 9/11 Firefighters, Families, and Communities (John Wiley & Sons, April 2006).

Hugh J. Gribben, SPSBE '72, is 70 years old and still employed as an industrial engineer for the U.S. Postal Service.

Peter J. Hart, A&S '72 (MLA), retired as CEO of Altoona Pipe and Steel Company, and now serves as elected supervisor of Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania, and is active in SCORE. He and his wife, Marie, celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2005.

Maxine D. Hurley, SPSBE '72 (MEd), retired in 2003 from the Maryland State Department of Education after 34 years of teaching social studies.

James F. Lasser, A&S '72, announces that he has become a grandfather for the first time. The parents are Josh Lasser, A&S '00, and Amishi Shah, A&S '00.

Evelyn Parker McClarry, SPSBE '72 (MEd), is co-director of the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Multi-cultural Resource Center at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore and a member of the board of directors of the Goucher College Alumni Association.

Elias S. Srouji, SPH '72, retired in 1998 from Oklahoma University as a professor of pediatrics.


Katherine Seavey Bryant, A&S '73, was ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Episcopal Church on March 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in May with an M.Div. degree, and received the St. Luke's Award for outstanding contributions to the worship life of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Kate has accepted a call to serve as assistant to the rector for adult ministries at St. James' Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Virginia, and will be ordained to the priesthood on September 23.

Elizabeth A. Lauter, SPSBE '73 (MEd), divides her time between Manhattan and a country home in the lower Hudson Valley.

Karen Nelson, A&S '73 (MA), writes: "I am carrying on my sole-proprietor training business and continuing to improve my command of Russian, French, and German. Most recently, I have been traveling for pleasure to Greece and Turkey."

James F. Pitts, Engr '73, '78 (MS), is corporate vice president and president of the electronic systems sector at Northrop Grumman. He is on the board of directors for the Maryland Science Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


David C. Baringer, A&S '74, is now a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. He writes: "I have four wonderful children spread successfully throughout the country."

John T. Matthews, A&S '74 (MA), '76 (PhD), received the Boston University Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a professor in the university's Department of English.


Thomas A. Connor, A&S '75, has been operating his own advertising agency for the last 13 years and was recently hired by the New York Yankees.

William T. McCutcheon Jr., A&S '75, spent 27 years in the fire-safety business and is now coaching lacrosse at a local high school. His son was a member of the 2006 Hopkins lacrosse team.

Zvi H. Oster, Med '75 (PGF), HS '75, '76, has been appointed associate editor of Radiology.


Tyrone B. Ayers, SPSBE '76 (MS), retired in January after 38 years in senior executive service with the Internal Revenue Service.

Alan J. Fink, A&S '76, and his wife, Judith Wynn Rousuck, visited Villa Spelman in April while on their honeymoon in Florence, Italy. Alan, a third-generation partner in a family business in South Baltimore, has three children, ages 13, 16, and 19. Judy is the Baltimore Sun's theater critic. Alan A. Abramowitz, A&S '77, and Ellen Goldman Frasco, A&S '76, attended their April 2 wedding.


Kenneth W. Sharp, Med '77, HS '84, has just finished 22 years on the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been elected to the American Board of Surgery.


Angela Aleiss, A&S '78, recently published Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies (Praeger, 2005). The book covers 100 years of movie history and looks behind the scenes at studio correspondence, employment statistics, rare photos, and interviews with key filmmakers to understand how and why Hollywood created the Indian's screen image.

Myra S. Goldgeier, A&S '78 (MLA), writes: "I just returned from an amazing adventure to the Galapagos. What a small world it is — there were 35 JHU students and their professors there at the same time."

Leslie S. Leighton, Med '78, has a son who graduated from Miami University in May, a daughter who starts at the University of Georgia this fall, and two younger daughters who are doing well in school.


Andrew S. Klein, Med '79, SPSBE '02 (MBA), director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Transplant Center, holds the Esther and Mark Schulman Endowed Chair in Surgery and Transplant Medicine.


John W. Brooks, Peab '80 (MM), is director of music at Christ Church in Kensington, Maryland, and sings professionally with Chantry, an early music vocal ensemble.


Steve Davis, A&S '81 (MS), '85 (PhD), a principal at intellectual property law boutique Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., has been named to the advisory committee of the 128 Innovation Capital Group.

Ada M. Fisher, SPH '81, is the North Carolina 12th U.S. Congressional District Republican candidate for 2006. Her Web site is

Jack Kushner, HS '81, has been selected as a laureate to receive the Marie Curie Award at Oxford University for contributions to neurosurgery and the emerging medical technology field.

Elisabeth Millard, SAIS '81, is now special assistant to the president and seniordirector for South and Central Asian Affairs. A career foreign service officer, she most recently served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Michael A. Bruno, A&S '82, has returned to Hershey, Pennsylvania, after two and a half years in Phoenix. At Penn State Medical School, he is associate professor of radiology and medicine. Friends may reach him at

Mary Kelly Perschy, SPSBE '82 (MS), has published the second edition of her book, Helping Teens Work Through Grief.

Nicholas D.A. Suite, A&S '82, Med '86, is a neurologist, high school teacher, father, and husband "in reverse order of importance." He and his wife, Nancy, have four children and live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Charles J. Burke, SPSBE '83 (MEd), has retired as the director of elementary education for the southern district of Baltimore City Public Schools.

Michael Goldberg, Engr '83 (MS), has been named chair of the Washington, D.C./ Northern Virginia chapter of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society.

Alejandro Garcia Moreno, SAIS '83, is living in Washington, D.C., again after more than 20 years. He is the Mexican ambassador to the Organization of American States.

Ashvin T. Ragoowansi, A&S '83, writes: "I continue to enjoy working as a neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh. I am busy at home with five children."

Linda L. Wagner, SPH '83, is director of performance improvement at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.


Doreen E. Moran, A&S '84, has become vice president, creative strategy at EuroRSCG Life Interaction, where she develops Web strategy for pharmaceutical clients and manages a group of information architects, writers, and designers.

Duane M. Smith, SPSBE '84 (MAS), recently retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and is now director of maritime and homeland security for STS International.


Shairal J. Kapadin, A&S '85, is living in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and two children. He has been in private practice as a cardiologist for the past 10 years.


Sujata Banerjee Massey, A&S '86, and Tony Massey, A&S '85, have finally departed Baltimore to resettle in Minneapolis. Tony has taken a position as a medical director in charge of national accounts for Cigna Behavioral Health, a mental health care insurer. Sujata writes: "Fortunately, I can write anywhere: Girl In a Box, an espionage novel set inside a Tokyo department store, comes out this September, and I'm spending many hours in an area coffee shop writing the tenth book in the series. Our two children, ages 5 and 8, love to bike around Lake of the Isles; I am the one who is having a hard time missing friends and all the beautiful old Baltimore landmarks. We welcome visitors and correspondence at"


Tracey A. Jacobson, A&S '87, SAIS '88, writes: "Greetings from Turkmenistan! I am finishing up my assignment as U.S. ambassador here, and will be taking up my new duties as U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan at the end of August. Always happy to hear from alumni in Central Asia."


Karen Ann Curreri, SPSBE '88 (MS), writes: "Curreri College Counseling sponsored a 'Playing Lacrosse in College' seminar at Hermosa Beach with special guests [Hopkins men's lacrosse head coach] Dave Pietramala and his assistant coach. Evelyn Jerome, A&S '92, and many other Hopkins alumni attended."

Donald F. Krempel, Engr '88, '94 (PhD), is vice president of facilities engineering for Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, one of the top 100 engineering firms in the United States.

John G. Pattaras, A&S '88, assistant professor of urology at Emory University School of Medicine, has recently married.

Katherine S. Shaver, Nurs '88, is teaching nursing at Mount Hood Community College.

Stephanie B. Weissman, A&S '88, is a prosecutor with the Riverside County, California, District Attorney, prosecuting environmental crimes. She writes: "My husband and I have convinced our girls (ages 6 and 9) to go to Hopkins we'll see."


Allison Unger Brody, A&S '89, married Andrew Brody on May 20, at The Penn Club in New York City. Hopkins alumni who were there to celebrate were Diane Fernbach Richman, A&S '89, Andy Richman, A&S '89, Lisa Weisbord Rosenberg, A&S '89, Michael Rosenberg, A&S '86, and Cathy Kadets, A&S '90. The couple met through a mutual friend in August 1988 and crossed paths several times before their reacquaintance in September 2005. Allison is corporate counsel for Elsevier, the scientific and medical publishing company, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Christopher Michael Joseph, A&S '89, works at Emory University as part of the team that manages the university's $4.5 billion endowment.

David M. Kulick, A&S '89, completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota in May 2004 and successfully defended his thesis. He was inducted this year as a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and has been voted a member of the Society for Thoracic Surgeons.

Athan Kuliopulos, Med '89 (MD/PhD), an associate professor of medicine, biochemistry, and genetics and director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Kuliopulos is best known for his work identifying an enzyme that activates a receptor that results in cancer cell invasion and tumor growth.

Gail Lieb, SPSBE '89 (MA), writes that her son, David, was selected to participate in JHU's Center for Talented Youth program based on his 99th percentile score in math on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). Eligible to take the SAT early because of his CTY involvement, David was recognized for his top SAT score at an awards ceremony at Hopkins in June.

Ted Rosenzweig, A&S '89, a general surgeon in practice for eight years at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, writes: "My job caring for Indians and Alaska Natives has taken me all over rural Alaska during all times of the year. I have a wife, Mary, and an 8-year-old daughter, Sierra. I just got certified as a beer judge by the BJCP and have been home-brewing for 17 years, nearly perfecting the American IPA style. We ski constantly in the winter and catch loads of salmon in the summer. John X. Kim, J.J. Roco, Don Stancavish, and Ed Krowiak, all A&S '89, have all been to visit, but I welcome others to partake in 'the land of the midnight sun.'"

Robert Zischg, Bol '89, is living in Chicago with his wife and two sons, Michael and Sebastian. He is consul general of Austria in the Midwest.


David Dickerson, SPSBE '90 (MA), and his wife, Anna, announce the birth of their daughter, Hanna Anabella, in May. Dickerson is running for U.S. Senate in the Maryland Democratic primary.

Howard Hampel, Engr '90, joined Red Bank Gastroenterology in 2005. He moved from Houston to Holmdel, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons.

Debra W. Lo, A&S '90, who was with the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest for two years, has transferred to her next assignment in Singapore.

William K. Klimack, Engr '90 (MS), has recently retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years and has taken a position with Innovative Decisions Inc.

Valerie D. Opher, SPSBE '90 (MAS), has published Scared to Faith, a spiritual self-help book.


David Serwadda, SPH '91, director of the Makerere University Institute of Public Health in Uganda, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.


Bevanne A. Bean-Mayberry, SPH '92, joined the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence in Sepulveda, California, in February.

Elmer E. Huerta, SPH '92, has been elected a board member of Research!America. He is among the nation's most noted experts on cancer in the Hispanic/Latino community. He is founder and director of the Cancer Preventorium, a prevention and screening service for Latino immigrants.

Richard Millhiser, Engr '92, his wife, Barbara, son Ricardo, 5, and daughter Priscilla, 3, have been living in Madrid for the last year. Richard is the director of business compliance for Foster Wheeler Energia, a Spanish subsidiary of Foster Wheeler Corp. He writes: "We are hoping to move back to the U.S. when my assignment in Spain concludes. Until that happens, we are trying to maximize our travels in Europe."


Andrew Ackerman, A&S '93, and his wife, Julie, welcomed the arrival of their first child, Mildred Rachel, in May. He also welcomes, more quietly, the publication of his first book: Pornification, written under the penname Andrew Benjamin and for sale online ( and at Urban Outfitters.

Madhavi W. Chandra, Engr '93 (MS), '98 (PhD), who has been working at Cisco for more than five years, is living in North Carolina with her husband, Sanjai, and son, Kaveen. She is co-author of a book, Mobile IP Technology and Applications. She can be reached at


Prabal Nandy, A&S '94, Engr '95 (MS), is principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, satellite and remote sensing group in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Francis J.H. Park, A&S '94, writes: "I recently returned from Iraq, where I served with the 101st Airborne Division as the first strategic plans and policy officer deployed to combat with a U.S. Army division headquarters. After seven years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, we're getting ready to move to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to attend the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies."

Benjamin Runkle, A&S '94, writes: "My wife, Marya, and I welcomed our first child, David Gerald, into the world on December 28, 2005. Unfortunately, ten days later, I was called back to active duty and had to leave my family and my job as a speechwriter for the President to serve in Iraq. I'm currently stationed in Baghdad, enjoying the 120 degree heat, and can be reached at"


Todd Scott Cox, Med '95, is in private practice in Washington, D.C., but still on the faculty of the psychiatry departments at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown. He was recently named a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian Magazine.

Teresa Slazas Fabiano, A&S '95, and her husband, Tony, announce the birth of their first child, Christopher, in June 2005. They will relocate to Tampa, Florida, this fall. She can be reached at

Steven Winig, Engr '95, and his wife, Sarah, are pleased to announce the birth of Rachel Marie, on April 1, 2006. She joins big sister Megan.


Jeffrey T. Booth, A&S '96, splits his time between Los Angeles, where he works for the Jet Propulsion Lab, and Venice, Italy, where his wife is a professor. He writes that he has a "bellissima bambina."

Susan E. Gray, A&S '96, who is recently married, is enjoying teaching fourth grade in Colorado and is writing a book about her travels around the U.S. and Canada.

Maya Kulycky, A&S '96, has joined ABC News as a correspondent based inWashington, D.C.


Joni Buechler-Price, Nurs '97, earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences on May 6.

Geoffrey J. Corb, Engr '97, and his wife, Jennifer Corb, A&S '98, announce the birth of their son, Michael Geoffrey, on March 9. He joins sister Alyssa.

Glenn C. Fuller Jr., A&S '97, got married last year and was named general manager of Hoyt's Cinemas in Maryland. His father is Glenn C. Fuller, A&S 71.


Laura D. (Glaessgen) Marthaler, Engr '98 (MS), married Anthony Marthaler on August 14, 2005. They live in Ellicott City, Maryland, with their dog, Barney.

James Timper, Engr '98, who is retired, is studying for his PhD in math at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

James R. Zabora, SPH '98 (ScD), was recently reappointed dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.


Burce Pinar Gumusdere, SAIS '99, won the Lorenz Academic Excellence Award for having the highest GPA as a graduate student in the School of Business Administration's graduate class of 2005-2006 at Oakland University in Michigan. She is currently working as a senior finance analyst at Bosch in Chicago.

David Schaub-Jones and wife Anne-Catherine Schaub-Jones, both Bol '99, SAIS '00, write: "We are delighted to share news of our wedding back in March, down here in Cape Town. We were overjoyed that a dozen SAISers from Bologna 1999 and D.C. 2000 made it down to join us for a week of fun and festivities. Thanks to many others for their kind messages of congratulations and here's to another reunion soon."

Maria Elena L. Valero, A&S '99 (MLA), is director of enrollment management for the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles.

Jennifer Wagman, SPH '99, who has been living in Uganda, has worked with the Rakai Project for nearly six years. Her father writes: "I have visited her twice in that time and am immensely proud of the work she has done and the commit- ment she has shown to the project."


Isaac O. Adegbile, A&S '00, married Tamar O. Tate on July 2, 2005, on the island of St. Thomas. Several friends from the class of 2000 attended the event.

Mary K. DeBiasio, A&S '00, and her husband, John, welcomed their new baby boy, Alexander, on January 4. He joins his older sisters, Elise and Amy.

Kevin P. Eades, Engr '00, has graduated from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.


Amir R. Eftekhari, SPSBE '01 (MBA), has recently become the deputy chief of party for the USAID-funded East and Central Africa Global Competitiveness Trade Hub based in Nairobi, Kenya. He and his wife, Luma, had a baby boy, Adan Amir, on January 8.

Simone Jack (nee Leslie Strothers), A&S '01, writes: "I clerked for the Constitutional Court of South Africa for two months in 2005. It was a great experience and I can't wait to go back. I encourage everyone to go. Jason A. Jack, A&S '03, and I moved to South Florida in December 2005. He still works for BDP International, and I am working as an attorney for the State of Florida in family court. We also welcomed into our home a Staffordshire bull terrier named Charley Rey. He's a rescue dog."

Anita Moore, Nurs '01, writes: "When Nicole Kidman was filming her movie The Visiting in Baltimore, I was able to be an extra in the hospital scene as a nurse."

Aaron Shrager, A&S '01, and his wife, Kathie, became parents on March 27 with the birth of a son, Isaac. They live outside Philadelphia, where Aaron is a teacher at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a learning center for students with reading difficulties.


Lisa C. Bailer, A&S '02, writes: "On October 1, 2005, I married Jason B. Eaton. I am currently the director of operations for an information security consulting firm and am working on an MS at Boston University."

Catherine Batza, A&S '02, '03 (MA), will receive the 2006 Point Foundation's competitive multiyear scholarship for demonstrated leadership; scholastic achievement; involvement in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community; and financial need. Recipients are expected to develop and conduct a community service project related to their area of study.

Deanna M. Karlstad, Nurs '02, '05 (MS), is working as an ANP in an internal medicine clinic in Roseville, California. She had a baby boy, Logan, in February 2005.

Jamie L. Larrimore, A&S '02, is attending the University of Maryland pharmacy school.

Joseph Logan, SPH '02, has been awarded the 2006 MarketScan Award by Thomson/Medstat for his dissertation, which has also received an Outstanding Abstract acknowledgment from the Academy Health 2006 Annual Research Meeting.

Dory Lummer, Engr '02, and Amy Bolyard, A&S '02, were married in Baltimore in July.

Michael L. Makfinsky, SPSBE '02 (MBA), founded AM/PM Renovations LLC with his son, Paul, in 2005.

Kelly Pike, SPH '02, recently became engaged to John Christ, Engr '99. They live in New York City and are looking forward to seeing lots of Blue Jays at their wedding.

Alessandra L. Simons, A&S '02, married Adam Simons on August 13, 2005, in Virginia. She has graduated from law school and is an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP in New York.


Adam G. Doneger, A&S '03, has accepted a position in Morgan Stanley's real estate group in Manhattan.

Matthew Goossen, Nanj '03, is attending Albany Law School.

Julianna Kim, Nurs '03, has moved to Oakland, California. She writes: "Brett and I will be getting married in Sonoma this summer. I will keep you updated."


Samuel Auarco, SPSBE '04, is a graduate student in the school of education at Trinity University in Washington.

Bob Baer, SPSBE '04 (MS), has changed jobs after more than 17 years with the United States Secret Service, Technical Security Division, to work at the headquarters of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Joseph Casey, Nanj '04, is working for CBI Consulting Company in Shanghai, China.

Keisha DeLoatch-Nandalal, SPSBE '04, recently completed her 12th year teaching at Fountain Green in Bel Air, Maryland. She also welcomed her second child, Mario, on March 26. He joins big brother, Marco.

Barbara A. Jessup, SPSBE '04, became a member of Alpha Iota Mu Honor Society in 2005.

J. Natalia D. Senmartin, SAIS '04, received the Argentina Social Ambassador Award in 2005.

John M. Vassiliades, A&S '04 (MS), is a patent attorney and corporate attorney in the life sciences/biotechnology practice group of Morrison & Foerster LLP.


Eboni D. Clark, Nurs '05 (MS), is nurse manager at Washington Hospital Center. She has two young daughters.

Christina R. Cooney, A&S '05 (MS) works in the molecular diagnostics laboratory, part of the Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Russell D. Kirk, Peab '05, writes: "In October of 2005, I went to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Djibouti, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on a three-week tour with the U.S.O., entertaining our troops. In February, I recorded my debut album as a leader."

Raquel M. Peralta, SPH '05, is family planning health educator for the nonprofit, Community Healthcare Network, which works in the underserved communities of Harlem and Washington Heights in New York City.

R.S. Taylor Stoermer, A&S '05 (MA), is a doctoral student in history at the University of Virginia, where he is working on a dissertation regarding the rise and fall of British Virginia, 1707-1776.

Jay P. Walton, Peab '05 (MM), is a tubist and educator in Baltimore. While studying in Paris, he wrote an article for the International Tuba-Euphonium Association that was published in the ITEA Journal.


Rowena McBeath, Med '06 (MD/PhD), has been awarded the Johns Hopkins University's 2006 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for her contributions to the cultural life of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as first violinist in the Vesalius String Quartet, an ensemble composed of three medical students and a faculty member.

In Memoriam

1938: William Zucker, A&S '38, died on May 13 of renal failure. At the Wharton School, he was the founder and director of what is now the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center, was the Meshulam Riklis Professor Emeritus of Creative Management, and previously had been the associate director of the Entrepreneurial Center.

1943: Joseph Lerner, A&S '43, an economist who specialized in energy issues for a variety of federal agencies, died May 14 at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel.

1948: Anthony J. Digiovanni, A&S '48, died on May 11. He was a navigator on a B-17 bomber during World War II, and he completed 50 combat missions in the North African- European theatres. During retirement, he discovered deep- seated artistic talents in areas that he had never before explored. He replaced his accordion with a more manageable electric organ and delved wholeheartedly into stained glass, drawing, watercolor, and the last of his newfound loves, oil painting.

1952: Francis M. Parisette, SPSBE '52, died in May.

1957: Richard Kapp, A&S '57, the conductor who founded and led the Philharmonia Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra, and released a series of classical "greatest hits"' records, died in June at his home in Danbury, Connecticut.

2005: Mike Durgala, Engr '05, a four-year member of the Blue Jays baseball team and an assistant coach last season, was killed in a car accident on August 3. He was a two-time Second Team All-Centennial selection during his Blue Jays career and helped lead Johns Hopkins to three Centennial Conference Championships and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

An internationally recognized public health leader, Carlos Santos-Burgoa, SPH '82, '88 (PhD), has served in Mexico's Ministry of Health as general director for health promotion, health planning and development, and environmental health. He is also the former dean of the School of Public Health at the National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Dr. Santos-Burgoa's scholarship and dedication to the broad spectrum of critically important public health issues have made a positive impact on the well being of people all over the world.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Whiting School National Advisory Council member William "Bill" R. Bowles, Engr '60, had a distinguished 40-year career at IBM, where he held senior executive positions and was the general manager of several product divisions. He concluded his career as president of IBM China. Living in Beijing from 1995 to 1999, he directed IBM's expansion strategy and investments. Mr. Bowles retired in 2000 and that year established the Gordon L. and Beatrice C. Bowles fellowship in memory of his parents.

Heritage Award
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Elaine Freeman came to Johns Hopkins more than three decades ago to serve as assistant director of public relations for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She held a number of positions since then, including vice president for corporate communications, until her retirement at the end of 2005. Under her leadership, Johns Hopkins Medicine's award-winning public relations enterprise more than tripled in size and scope and became known for its energetic approach to media relations, publications, and employee and marketing communications.

Eugene M. Zemsky, A&S '53, has served numerous years on the Alumni Council. He has been active in the Chicago alumni chapter, hosting events there, as well as in Florida and at Homewood. He and his wife, Delores, created the Eugene and Delores Zemsky Visiting Scholars Program in the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies. The Zemskys also established the Johns Hopkins-Weizmann Institute of Science Scholar and Research Exchange Program.

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