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MARY SUE FIELDING received a plaque and a gold pin when she
recently became a distinguished member in the International
Society of Poets. Five of her poems have been published in The
National Anthology of Poets. She lives in Baltimore and has a
second home in Fort Myers, Fla.
MORRIS WESSEL, of New Haven, Conn., has been awarded an honorary
doctor of science degree from Connecticut College for
exemplifying the highest ideals of the medical profession and for
being an inspiration for generations of pediatricians.
Previously, he had received from the American Academy of
Pediatrics both the C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child
Development and the Practitioner Research Award. He is the author
of Parents Book for Raising a Healthy Child and more than 200
ALBERT H. SMITH JR., of Tucson, Ariz., writes: "I was
disappointed not to find any alumni news from my class in the
February 1998 issue. I hope this will stimulate my classmates to
submit their latest news and notes. My wife, Jane, and I have
been married for more than 50 years. Following our wedding in the
Fort Meade Chapel on March 22, 1947, we moved into a student
apartment near the Harvard Business School. Now we have arrived
at our final destination: a comfortable townhouse in the middle
of the Tucson National golf course." During his 33-1/2 years of
continuous service with the U.S. Army, he and his wife took
advantage of every opportunity the Army afforded them to travel.
Since 1984, he has been "an unpaid, enthusiastic consultant to
the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff on historical
projects, such as the Fiftieth Anniversary of World War II." He
writes: "Now, as the year 2000 and my 60th JHU Reunion approach
at top speed, we can look back and say, 'It has truly been a
LOUIS F. FORSTER, MA '48, writes: "In February 1998, I completed
20 years as a volunteer in the Alumni Relations Office, and I am
1948 MD (Med): F. HANSELL (HANK) WATT was honored last spring as
the 1998 recipient of the I.B. Harrison, M.D., Humanitarian
Award, which honors local doctors for exemplary dedication to the
practice of medicine. He was honored by his peers for his
far-reaching commitment to patient care on a local and global
scale. He retired from practice in 1989, and remains active in
1952 MD (Med): JOHN BONNET has been awarded the first Texas
Society of Internal Medicine Leadership Recognition Award. He
received the award for his significant service to his community,
enthusiastic involvement in community-based medical education,
and his advocacy for internal medicine and patients' rights. The
award also recognized his 28 years of membership in TSIM. He
retired from Scott and White Clinic after 35 years of
distinguished service and now is involved as a volunteer
physician in Martha's Clinic and the Temple Community Free
ROBERT A. ERLANDSON, of Towson, Md., retired on February 1 after
more than 42 years as a reporter, war correspondent, and foreign
correspondent for The Sun. His assignments included city,
suburban, and state coverage, the Vietnam war, Latin America, and
HAROLD I. GULLAN, of Philadelphia, has earned a
PhD in American political history from Temple University for his
dissertation, titled "The Upset that Wasn't: Truman in 1948." He
is now working on a book based on his research. He writes:
"Moreover, having received research grants from both the Truman
and Roosevelt Presidential Libraries, I have an article coming
out on the relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and George
C. Marshall in Presidential Studies Quarterly. It's all pretty
daunting, however belated--I'm 66--for someone who muddled
FREDERICK C. EVERING, PhD '65, of Shelburne, Vt., has retired
from the University of Vermont as professor of electrical
engineering. He also served as chairman of the computer science
and electrical engineering department, and as dean of the College
of Engineering, Mathematics, and Business Administration.
C. RICHARD CONTI, a cardiologist at the University of Florida who
holds the Palm Beach Heart Association's Eminent Scholar Chair in
Clinical Cardiology and is a professor of medicine and chief of
the university's division of cardiology, has been designated
master of the American College of Cardiology. Selection is based
on service to the college and recognizes members who have
consistently contributed to the organization's leadership for
more than 15 years.
JERRY B. CHARITON is chairman of the Probate and Trust Division
in the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Pennsylvania
DAVID J. RILEY, MD Univ. of Maryland, is
professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School. He was given the Sir William Osler Humanitarian Award by
the American Lung Association of New Jersey for service to the
community in fighting pulmonary disease.
1963 MA (SAIS): FRED A. KHAN, of Bethesda, Md., is retired. He
writes: "In my formal retirement, I continue to write for
publication and have been interviewed recently by two
publications in German: The Aufbau, a publication of New York;
and the Wiesbadener Tagblat, printed in Weisbaden, Germany. I
enjoy my grandson Jacob and my granddaughter Elizabeth, who
enrich my family life. I also am busier than ever catching up on
all the lifelong delayed reading.
1964 PhD (A&S): STUART I. GREENBAUM, BA NYU '59, is dean of the
John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St.
Louis, Mo., where he is committed "to guide the business school
to recognition as one of the world's premier centers for
management education." He is a noted teacher and researcher,
author of two books on banking and more than 80 articles in
professional and scholarly journals, and founding editor of the
Journal of Financial Intermediation. He also has served on 12
corporate boards; received official commendation for
extraordinary service to the government and industry; consulted
for many clients, including the American Bankers' Association and
the Federal Reserve System; and on numerous occasions testified
before congressional committees.
BENJAMIN ROSENBERG, JD Univ. of Maryland '68, has become a fellow
of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The purpose of the
organization, in addition to identifying and recognizing
outstanding trial lawyers, is to improve the standards of trial
practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the
profession. He is the managing partner in the firm of Rosenberg
Proutt Funk & Greenberg, LLP, and is recognized as one of the
region's preeminent trial attorneys.
1965 MD (Med): J. CROSSAN O'DONOVAN, of Dundalk, Md., has been
named Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of
Pediatrics. He chairs the Committee on the Practice of Ambulatory
Medicine, which looks at issues related to medical practice at
all levels. He also works with the Maryland Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene in developing a central immunization registry.
He has served as president of the Maryland Chapter of the
American Academy of Pediatrics and edited the chapter newsletter
from 1981 to 1993.
"This October will mark my tenth year running East Meets West,
Ltd, an ethnographic art gallery and mail order house," writes
BILL POTTS. "My interests certainly pre-dated my Hopkins years,
but clearly they bloomed there."
THOMAS A. COLE, JD University of Chicago '75, of Kenilworth,
Ill., has been elected chairman of the executive committee of
Sidley & Austin. He is a member of the faculty of the Tulane
Corporate Law Institute, where he is also co-chair of the
planning committee; former chair of Northwestern's Garrett
Corporate and Securities Law Institute; a member of the American
Law Institute; and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is
married and has four daughters.
MYRA SKLAREW, a professor of literature at
American University, has been chosen as the Scholar-Teacher of
the Year. She is the author of eight books of poetry and one book
of short fiction. She is currently writing her first nonfiction
book, in which she uses her interviews of Lithuanians who lived
during the Holocaust to examine the neurobiological process of
recovering memories. The book is titled "Holocaust and the
Construction of Memory."
MARSHALL KAPP, a professor of geriatric medicine and
gerontology, has published a book titled Our Hands Are Tied:
Legal Tensions and Medical Ethics. The book is "a critical
examination of the pervasive tension existing between defensive
medicine and good, ethical patient care."
CHARLES F. STRECKFUS, MA Towson Univ. '74, DDS
Univ. of Maryland '78, of Brandon, Miss., has been promoted to
assistant dean of research at the University of Mississippi
1973 MLA (CS): DOROTHY E. HARDIN, of Reisterstown, Md., has been
appointed principal at Pikesville High School in Baltimore
PETER M. BARACH, PhD Case Western Reserve Univ. '82, of Parma
Heights, Ohio, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Cleveland. He is president-elect of the International Society for
the Study of Dissociation. He has been a speaker on the subject
of Disassociative Identity Disorder (DID) since 1986, and has
written various journal articles and a book chapter on this
topic. Barach chaired a committee that developed treatment
guidelines for DID and is currently a consultant to the Treatment
Guidelines Committee of the International Society for Traumatic
Stress Studies. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and
workshops in North America and Europe.
RAYMOND ANDREW WITTSTADT, BS (Nursing) *'77, MPH (PH) '85, of
Baltimore, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of
1975 PhD (A&S): RENE J. MILLER, of Baltimore,
has published his fourth book, titled Beyond Marginality:
Constructing a Self in the Twilight of Western Culture (Praeger,
TIMOTHY J. OLDFIELD, who received a master's in architecture from
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, announces the
relocation of his firm, Timothy J. Oldfield Architect, to 207
Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Mass. The firm provides architecture,
interiors, and planning design services for corporate and
residential clients throughout the Northeast.
1977 PhD (ENG): DAVID L. GREENE, of the Department of Energy's
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed by the director
of the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics to serve as
editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics.
He has written more than 150 articles, professional journal
articles, contributions to books, and technical reports. He also
has given congressional testimony on transportation and energy
issues and has served on numerous committees of the National
Research Council. His new book, titled Transportation and Energy,
has been published by the Eno Foundation for Transportation. He
lives in Farragut, Tenn., with his wife and two children.
STEVEN F. RUBIN, of Fair Lawn, N.J., a self-employed physician,
writes: "I was elected president of the Bergen Passaic
Osteopathic Medical Society for the term of 1998-2000. I have
just finished my 4-year term as president of the New Jersey
chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
My wife, Roni, and I had a most wonderful time at our 20th
reunion at JHU in March. Seeing everyone was just like reliving
the college days. We look forward to many future reunions and
wishing everyone well!"
1978 MD (Med): WALTER ETTINGER has been named director of the J.
Paul Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University Baptist
Medical Center. He is professor of internal medicine/gerontology
and public health sciences and has served as the center's deputy
director since 1987. He has served on national committees and
advisory boards for the National Institutes of Health and the
Centers for Disease Control and has received numerous honors,
including being listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America" in
geriatric medicine. His research focuses on the prevention of
disability and disease in the elderly, and he is the author of
the book Fitness Over 50, It's Never Too Late to Start.
1979 MA (SAIS): LAURA (NOWELL) SWARTZ, of West Point, N.Y.,
writes: "I have just left three wonderful years of teaching at
the University of Colorado in the political science department.
My husband, Pete, will be an Air Force exchange officer at West
Point for the next three years, so we've just moved to the Hudson
Valley. It's beautiful!"
LINDSAY KAPLAN, of Washington, D.C., writes: "This has been an
eventful year. My book, The Culture of Slander in Early Modern
England, was published by Cambridge University Press. I was also
granted tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor in
the English department of Georgetown University. I married Norman
Eisen, an attorney, on New Year's Day. He and I continue to live
in Dupont Circle and are recovering from all this activity."
STEVEN JON KAPLAN, of Kearny, N.J., recently completed his first
CD of original musical compositions. For more details, send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. He
writes: "I am especially interested to hear from fellow alumni
who are musicians, artists, writers, and other creative souls, or
anyone who has a great idea for a song."
"My husband, George Sweeting, and I are thrilled to announce the
birth of our daughter, Naomi Schlain Sweeting, on October 20,"
writes KAREN SCHLAIN, MA Wharton '86. She joins their son,
BARBARA TRAUB, of San Francisco, has
transformed herself into a photographer whose images can be seen
in Burning Man, the book of the celebrated counterculture
festival, published by Wired magazine. This summer, her work was
on exhibition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
Photos can be seen on-line at
DAVID ABRAMSON, of Edgewater, N.J., has been named chief of
plastic surgery at State University of New York Ð HSC in
Brooklyn. He divides his time between SUNY and his private
practice in Manhattan.
COLIN PHOON, MPhil Cambridge Univ. '86, MD Univ. of Penn. '90,
writes: "My wife, Janet, and I are thrilled to announce the birth
of our son, Gordon Michael, on May 1. He joins Julia, who is 3. I
am at NYU Medical Center in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology,
and this year won the Faculty of the Year Award from the
pediatric housestaff for my teaching efforts. Finally, I am also
thrilled to report the 'birth' of another 'baby'--a medical
textbook, of which I am sole author. It was released in June by
Lippincott-Raven and is titled A Guide to Pediatric
Cardiovascular Physical Examination, or How to Survive an
1985 MS: DAVID W. WEBB, of Ellicott City, Md., has retired after
35 years with the Social Security Administration.
DOUGLAS L. ATLAS, MS (ENG) '92, was one of 224 graduates who
received a doctor of medicine degree on May 28 from Jefferson
Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He
will complete a residency in internal medicine at the
Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, Pa. He was a
member of the Association of Pathology, Chairs Honor Society, and
the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Student Honor Society. He also was
a recipient of the Teagle Foundation Scholarship, the Warren C.
Bartroff Scholarship, and the Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey
PATRICK CAPUANO has been working in Phnom Pehn,
Cambodia, since 1993 with Maryknoll, a U.S.-based Catholic
missionary order. He operated a job training and rehabilitation
center for blind Cambodians until February and now serves as an
advisor to the Cambodian Labor Organization. He encourages anyone
interested to contact him via e-mail at
email@example.com, or to visit the Maryknoll website at www.maryknoll.org.
Director of the Pain Management Center at Northwest Medical
Center in Margate, Fla., ANDREW J. GOLDBERG and his wife,
Michelle, announce the birth of their son Ryan Solomon on January
LEAH READE ROSENBERG, of Ithaca, N.Y., has been
awarded a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women's Studies.
Her other awards include Phi Beta Kappa, Fulbright (1986), Thomas
J. Watson Fellowship (1987), Michael Tuck Award (1991), and
Beatrice Brown Award (1996). The proposed title of her
dissertation is "Creolizing Womanhood; Caribbean Appropriations
of Imperial Femininity in National Visions of Jamaica, Trinidad,
and Dominica, 1900-1938."
NEIL K. WORRALL, MD, of Brookline, Mass.,
writes: "Dawn, Emily (5), Peter (3), and I are leaving St. Louis
for Boston. I will be doing a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship
at the Brigham & Women's Hospital from 7/98-6/00. Then on to a
CRAIG BUBIER writes: "I'm working in Scottsdale as a residential
real estate appraiser. We just had our second son, Bradley Chase,
who loves to smile at his big brother, Jack. My wife, Amy, and I
are lovin' life in sunny Arizona, and we are still waiting to
hear about a Hopkins Lacrosse Championship!"
ALLISON MARSH DEUR writes: "We have moved into
our dream home! Now our daughter, Samantha, has a yard to run
"My husband, Peter Branscombe, and I are happy to announce the
birth of our daughter, Claire Larkin Judd Branscombe, on May 19,"
writes SARAH JUDD, MA Northwestern Univ. '95, of Arlington, Mass.
"I continue to teach fourth grade and to do some administrative
work at Nashoba Brooks School, an independent school in Concord,
Massachusetts, where I have been working since 1995. LONDA
HOLSINGER and ANNE SIEGEL, both '97, were here to visit me in
March. Anne and her husband, JERRY WATSON '86, are moving back
from Germany to Chapel Hill, N.C., where Anne will continue doing
social work, and Jerry will do a radiology fellowship at UNC.
Londa has her own clinical social work practice in Garden City,
CHRISTOPHER W. WASSON, an attorney, has moved
to Pepper Hamilton LLP as an associate.
1987 PhD (A&S): KATE LANDON FORHAN, of Round Lake, N.Y., has been
awarded, by Siena College, a National Endowment for the
Humanities fellowship for her research on Christine de Pizan, a
15th- century French pioneer and political thinker. The
fellowship enables her to take a sabbatical leave from Siena to
work on a book about Pizan's life and contributions to the
literary and political history of medieval Europe.
LINDA FELDMANN, JD George Washington Univ. '93, and RAMON DE
CASTRO, MBA Univ. of Chicago '90, of Washington, happily announce
the birth of their son, Daniel de Castro, on March 25. She is a
communications attorney, and he is managing a bond portfolio at
ANDY KARETSKY, of Greenwich, Conn., has
returned to the United States from Australia where he lived and
worked for almost five years. He writes: "I'm glad to be closer
to family, but I would be lying if I told you that I didn't miss
the weather and lifestyle Down Under. Since I've been back, I've
caught up with my old college roommates, IAN BROOKS and LYNN
VOSS. Ian was back for our 10th reunion. He and his wife, MARY
PRICE '90, are living on the Galapagos Islands, where they are
doing marine biology research for the Cousteau Society. In his
spare time Ian likes to write, and he has recently completed his
first novel, a suspense thriller, which he hopes to have
published by the end of the year. Lynn is married and has two
kids. He is finishing his residency at Brown University, where he
is a trauma surgeon. He will move this summer to Colorado Springs
to begin a tour of duty at the Air Force Academy. In addition to
fixing broken airmen, he hopes to complete flight school
RICK ORTMAN, MBA Loyola Univ., and his wife,
Carol, announce the birth of their son, Frederick W. (Fritz)
Ortman, on April 9, 1998.
ROB RAE, MSE Univ. of Pennsylvania '97, of
Clifton Heights, Pa., is marketing manager for emerging products
with Connor-Winfield Corp. He and his wife announce the birth of
their daughter Barbara (Bobbie) Ann on January 20.
MICHELLE DOBRAWSKY, JD Fordham Univ. '98, writes: "On May 9,
1998, I married Gary Esposito. The wedding party / crisis
intervention team included former roommates PAULINE MCHUGH '89
and ALICE CLEVELAND '89, whose mother was kind enough to let us
take over her home for the wedding in New York. MARK ROSOFF '89.
CHRIS BONANOS '90, and JENNIFER BLADES '97 read poetry as part of
the ceremony. Cheering me on were JEFF SNYDER '88, DEBBIE KRAUSS
SNYDER '89, JANET SAYRE '89, JESSICA BROWNER '89, KEN KOWALKOWSKI
'89, MIKE GREENFIELD '90, and KEN ESTES '90." In September,
Michelle begins work as an assistant corporation counsel at the
NYC Law Department and Family Court Division. In addition, she'll
be doing freelance writing for medical malpractice law practice
1989 MA (A&S): KEVIN S. BROWN, BS UMBC '86, JD Univ. of Baltimore
'98, of Catonsville, Md., passed the bar exam and is looking for
a job. He is hoping to make his way to San Diego or Florida. He
writes: "After four years of sitting in class, I am getting back
into shape. I'm setting my sights on the Bethany triathalon in
1989 MA (SAIS): ANDREW YALE, of London, was called last spring to
the United Kingdom Bar at the Inner Temple by Dame Elizabeth
Butler-Sloss and the Right Hon. Lord Lloyd QC DL of Berwick.
JAY C. ERICKSON, of Seattle, completed his MD/PhD degree in June
1998, and he will finish his residency training in neurology at
University of California at San Francisco.
LINDA and ERIC OGDEN-WOLGEMUTH, of New York,
write: "Linda finally finished her doctoral studies this spring
and graduated with her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures
from the University of Pennsylvania. She's still working in
publishing in Manhattan. Eric continues to work for the Cornell
Pediatric Faculty Practice and really enjoys his work, despite
the long hours."
JULIA PELAGATTI, MA (A&S) '92, of Wynnewood, Pa., is associate
director of clinical information and editorial services for
Medical Education Systems, Inc. She married Charles Bohnenberger
in Philadelphia last September. Wedding guests included THOMASINE
GARRY '92; COLLEEN FUREY BENNETT '91, MA '92, and her husband,
MATTHEW BENNETT '94; LISA MARINO '91 and her fiance, ANDY
CAMERON, MD/PhD '98; and JOSH PUTTERMAN '91 with his wife,
1991 MD (Med): JENNIFER BUPP MEKO has finished her general
surgery residency at Barner-Jewish Hospital at the Washington
University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. She will spend
this year in Australia, practicing general surgery, and in July
1999 she will begin a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship, with
the ultimate goal of going into academic thoracic surgery.
CAREN LEVINE, MM, DM Juillard '94, is a freelance pianist and
accompanist and the musical director of an off-Broadway show,
Carmen's Room, which opened in March. She also is an accompanist
for Barbara Bonney and Suzanne Mentzner and gives recital tours
worldwide. She was appointed to full-time assistant professor of
music at California State University, which she began in August.
This past summer, she was on the faculty of Musicordia Music
Festival in Massachusetts. She writes: "I am working lots,
working hard, and enjoying it all!"
JUSTIN MARTOS, of Brooklyn, joined Dean Witter
InterCapital after spending February in "very chilly Moscow." He
writes: "I am having a great time in NYC and get to see plenty of
alumni. Stop on by, if you are in town."
DARREN MILLER, MS Univ. of Michigan '95, and
GLORIA (LILLARD) MILLER, JD Univ. of Michigan '94, of Canton,
Mich., write: "After four wonderful years of marriage, we are
pleased to announce the birth of our first child, Stephanie
Louise Miller, on January 3. Darren is a research engineer with
ERIM International in Ann Arbor, and Gloria is a prehearing
attorney with the Michigan court of Appeals in Detroit.
1992 MA (SAIS): SUSANNAH HOPKINS LEISHER, of Hanoi, Vietnam, was
married on June 6 to Craig Leisher.
AMY DUWEL, of Cambridge, Mass., is a graduate student at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
JIM C. HU, MPH (PH) '94, of Tyler, Texas, was
awarded an MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on May
PRACHI EDLAGAN SHAH, of Midland, Texas, received an MD from
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on May 26.
1993 MS (CS): EDWARD TUVIN, of Bethesda, Md., has accepted the
position of director of business development for the mid-Atlantic
regional office of Structure Tone Inc. a $1.3 billion gross
revenue general contracting firm based in New York. His e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and
the corporate web site is
MIKE CASTELLANO, of Catonsville, Md., has finished his final year
of a four-year joint degree program with the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Law School.
LISA YACONO FREEMAN, MA UNC Chapel Hill '97, of
Ellicott City, Md., married ANDREW FREEMAN '94 on May 24. Several
alumni attended the wedding, including DAVE BUSCHER, SARAH
KUPFER, SARAH MANCHESTER, ERINN CAMP, and JOHN ROY, all '94
graduates. Andrew is working for Lockheed Martin in Gaithersburg.
He recently received an M.S. degree in computer science from
North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Lisa is doing a
psychology practicum and working on her doctoral dissertation.
RYAN LITTLEFIELD, of San Diego, is a graduate student at The
Scripps Research Institute.
AMY MCDOUGAL, JD Vanderbilt Univ. '97, is a
captain in the Air Force and chief of legal assistance and
preventive law in the 1st fighter wing of air combat command. She
prosecutes court martials and federal magistrate's court for the
U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate Department.
1994 MA (A&S): KARLA KUBAN, of Santa Fe, N.M., has published her
first book, titled Marchlands (Scribner, 1998). After attending
Hopkins, she went on to the University of Texas as a James A.
Michener fellow, where she received her MFA in creative writing.
In 1997, she received a Pushcart Prize; she has published 30
stories in literary magazines.
"We were about to sit down to breakfast this morning when we saw
the June '98 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine," writes CHRISTA
SAVINO and JASON SPICER, of New York. "We were so appalled by the
fact that there was only 1 class note from '96 that we had to sit
down immediately and write something! We are both very busy and
happy here in New York and glad that we are finally living in the
same city. We especially look forward to the coming summer
months, when we split our time between the city and the east end
of Long Island. We hope all of our JHU friends are doing well. If
you're ever in New York, drop by and see us!"
1996 MA (A&S): WILLIAM E. COLLIGAN, BA San Francisco State '98,
MS Joint Military Intel College '96, of Novato, Calif., has just
completed a six-month tour in Bosnia. He commanded a NATO unit
based in Tuzla, Bosnia, and has been assigned to Fort Lewis,
ADAM ASADOURIAN, of Baltimore, is a machine shop supervisor and
management intern for Ward Machinery Company. He also is
performing small parts as an extra on NBC's Homicide: Life on the
ALEX M. GERSHMAN, of New York, has been working
since graduation as a management consultant, most of that time
with a bank in Mexico City. He writes: "On a personal note, I see
LORRAINE KRUPA, '97, all the time--things are better than ever!
We got together over the Memorial Day holiday in San Antonio,
Texas, with AMANDA BARTKO '97 and MACEO JACKSON '97, as well as
PATRICK MCCLESKEY '97. We recently attended the wedding of my SAM
Big Brother ADAM GREENBERG '96 in New York, with DAVID NACHMAN
'96, WASEEM AKHTAR '96, NICHOLAS SMERLIS '96, DAN ZUBERI '96,
GREG KIM '96, JOSH ROFFMAN '95, SATEESH NORI '97, and ED BEHRENS
DOUGLAS W. MINK has accepted a position as
engineer in the product development department of Guilford
Pharmaceutical Inc. in Baltimore.
DAVENAND J. PARSRAM, of Baltimore, is an
electrical design engineer with California Microwave, Inc. He
writes: "I spend most of my time working or working out--no time
for much else."
A middle school French teacher, ABIGAIL PATNER,
of Itta Bena, Miss., is participating in the Teach for America
program. After graduation, she spent five weeks in Houston
training to become a teacher. Then, she moved to the Mississippi
Delta to fulfill her two-year commitment to teaching in an
under-resourced public school. She writes: "The delta is a very
flat, desolate place, rich in the culture of the Blues. There is
cotton everywhere, and it looks like it snowed!"
1997 PhD (SHPH): RAVI RAO, of Charlottesville, Va., has been
accepted into the neurosurgery residency program at Harvard
University, which began at Brigham and Women's Hospital in July
1928: LEONARD J. ABRAMOVITZ, MD Univ. of Maryland '34, a
retired anesthesiologist who lived in Pikesville, Md., died of
colon cancer at the age of 87. He joined his father's private
practice when he graduated, serving area patients, as well as
sailors from the many ships docked at Fells Point. He served as
an Army major during World War II and was stationed in the United
States, where he began practicing anesthesiology. An outdoorsman,
he enjoyed fly-fishing, hiking, gardening, and swimming. He was a
founding member of the Standard Club, an East Baltimore
neighborhood sports league that has met as a social club for 75
years, and a member of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue, Beth El Synagogue,
and the historic B'nai Israel Synagogue. He is survived by his
wife, five daughters, a son, a sister, a brother, and four
1928: LEROY J. SHEATS, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac
Telephone Company of Maryland supervisor who, as president of the
Severna Park Community Association, led the effort to restore an
old railroad station, died of Alzheimer's disease on March 10 at
Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Md. He had been
president of the Anne Arundel Council of the Boy Scouts of
America and a board member of the Baltimore Council. An elder of
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, he also carved songbirds and
decoys and played the piano. He is survived by his wife and
several nieces and nephews.
1931 MM (Peabody): LILLIAN H. BALLARD, a homemaker and
writer, died of a stroke in March. A Baltimore resident, she
wrote several "I Remember" features for the Sunday Sun Magazine.
She was a longtime active member of the Woman's Club of Roland
Park, the Baltimore Music Club, and the Episcopal Church of the
1931 MD (Med): ROBERT G. KROEZE died on December 6. He
lived in Kalispell, Mont. An avid gardener, who loved to hunt and
fish, he was a member of several community organizations,
including the board of trustees of Jamestown College, the Sir
Knight in Birmingham, and the Shriners. He was also a 50-plus
year member of Rotary International, an elder of the First
Presbyterian Church, and president of the Silverbow Medical
Society. He gave several scholarships to young people at
Jamestown College and contributed generously to many charities.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, and several
1932: H. GRAHAM WOOD, a retired senior vice president with
First National Bank of Maryland, died in May of complications
from a stroke. A Baltimore resident, he was head of First
National's trust division from 1949 to 1975, and after his
retirement, he served on the bank's investment review committee
until 1995. An avid fan of steamboats, he co-wrote a book, titled
Steamboats Out of Baltimore, and served for 40 years, until 1991,
as treasurer of the Steamboat Historical Society of America. He
was also a member of the Maritime Committee at the Maryland
Historical Society, and he has been credited with being a founder
of the Roland Park Little League in 1952. He is survived by his
wife, a daughter, two stepdaughters, a stepson, a sister, four
grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.
1933 PhD (A&S): HEINZ SPEECH, a physiologist who headed
the Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic diseases at the National
Institutes of Health and then administered NIH foreign grants
programs, died November 4 at the Fairhaven retirement facility in
Sykesville, Md. He had Parkinson's disease. He was a member of
the American Physiology Society, American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and Phi Beta Kappa, and secretary of the
Washington Academy of Sciences. He is survived by his wife of 62
years, four children, and nine grandchildren.
1940 MPH (PH): THISTLE MCKEE BENNETT, a pediatrician in
Alexandria, Va., for more than 50 years, until her retirement in
1990, died of complications from colon cancer on November 9. She
was a member of the Virginia State Board of Health and the
advisory board of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Native
American and Alaskan Health.
1941: HERMAN PAUL GAY, who was chief engineer for the
Interior Ballistics Laboratory of the Ballistic Research
Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died of cancer at his
Aberdeen, Md., home. He was 81. During his 37-year career at the
Harford County facility, he was awarded several honors, including
the Exceptional Civil Service Award, the Army's highest honor for
civilian employees, which he was given in 1945 and 1973, the year
he retired. He was a charter member of the Ballistic Research
Laboratory's Scientific Advisory Committee and was a Ballistic
Research Laboratory fellow. He was active in several community
groups. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and
1942 MD (Med): PHILIP BRISCOE, a retired pediatrician who
lived in Annapolis, Md., died of cancer on October 27, 1997. He
served as the first chief of the Pediatric Service of Anne
Arundel General Hospital from 1948 to 1958. He was president of
the Anne Arundel County Medical Society for two terms and had
been vice president of both the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty
of the State of Maryland and the Maryland Academy of Pediatrics;
he served in various capacities on those councils for many years.
He was a fellow and diplomat of the American Academy of
Pediatrics. From 1983 to 1989, he taught at Johns Hopkins School
of Medicine in its pediatric clinic and did clinic work for the
Anne Arundel County Health Department. He was a member of St.
Anne's Episcopal Church for many decades and served on its
vestry. Also, he was keenly interested in historic preservation
and contributed much in this field through his membership in the
Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland, the Society of the Ark and
Dove, and Historic Annapolis Inc., of which he was a charter and
1944: HOWARD GOODMAN, died in February in Key Colony
Beach, Fla. He had a long and distinguished career at the
National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and
Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
1944: HARRY CLIFTON WATTS JR. died on September 21,
1947: LIONEL J. ZHEUTLIN died last year in Paramus, N.J.
He is survived by his companion and friend, Ellen Singer, two
sons, four brothers, two sisters, and four grandchildren.
1949: STANLEY BARR died on June 6, 1997, in Cherry Hill,
1954 MA (A&S): BERNARD LOUIS GREENBERG, who served for
more than 25 years as English professor and director of
admissions at Gallaudet University, died of pneumonia in
September. He lived in College Park, Md. During World War II, he
served in the Army Air Forces in Europe and North Africa. He
retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in
1977. He was active in the Washington Daffodil Society and did
volunteer work for the Washington Concert Opera. He is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Sally Greenberg, and two children.
1955 PhD (ENG): NOBUHISA UJIIYE died on January 15, 1997.
His son writes: "He was very proud of his graduation from the
Johns Hopkins University and deeply loved it."
1962: THOMAS DASHIELL, a biologist and chemical engineer
whose 38-year Defense Department career began with the
development of advanced biological weapons and ended with efforts
to destroy those weapons, died of leukemia on May 4 at Frederick
Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md. He was the recipient of
several government awards, including the Army Special Service
Award, the Defense Department's Meritorious Civilian Service
Award, and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award. His
professional memberships included the American Institute of
Chemical Engineering, the American Chemical Society, the American
Society for Microbiology, and the American Defense Preparedness
Association. He is survived by his wife, Virginia T., a son, a
sister, and two grandchildren.
1965 MPH (PH): JOYCE EDNA GOGGIN died at the Vermont
Respite House in Williston, Vt., after a short illness. She lived
in Underhill Center, Vt. She received a degree in veterinary
medicine from Washington State University and a degree in
epidemiology from JHU. She held academic appointments at the
University of California School of Sciences in Davis, Calif., the
University of Massachusetts School of Health Sciences in Amherst,
Mass., and the University of Vermont College of Medicine in
Burlington. She was most recently self-employed as a freelance
1972 MINERVA EADES, MEd (CS) '74, a former schoolteacher,
died of cardiac arrest in June. She lived in Baltimore. Until
the early 1980s, she taught in Baltimore County elementary
schools in Rosedale and Middle River and then worked as a real
estate agent. She was on the board of the Presbyterian Home of
Maryland in Towson and was a member of Valley Presbyterian
Church. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two brothers, and
1982 PhD (PH): JOSEPHINE GICHNER GIMBLE died in an
automobile accident in New Mexico on March 24. She was 69. She
was a nurse educator and former acting dean and professor of
nursing at The American University in Washington. She received
her basic nursing education at Georgetown Hospital School of
Nursing in 1951; master of science in nursing from The Catholic
University of America in 1966; Family Nurse Practitioner
Certificate from The George Washington University School of
Medicine and Allied Health in 1974; and her doctorate from
Hopkins in 1982. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the
American Nurses Association, and the National League for
1987: DONALD Y. CHANG died on April 30. He lived in
Baltimore. During his time at Hopkins, Don was an active and
dedicated student leader, participating in the Johns Hopkins
Tutorial Project, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Council, and
Spring Fair of which he was a co-chair. Following graduation with
honors from Hopkins, he attended the University of Maryland
Medical School, where he also completed a residency in
psychiatry. He was working as an attending psychiatrist and
member of the faculty at the University of Maryland at the time
of his death. He is survived by his mother, sister,
brother-in-law, two nieces, and many devoted friends and
colleagues. Details on memorials in his name may be obtained from
Dave Shade at (410) 905-4854 or email@example.com.
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