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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 other publications.

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 wonderful life!'"

LOUIS F. FORSTER, MA '48, writes: "In February 1998, I completed 20 years as a volunteer in the Alumni Relations Office, and I am still here!"

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 local organizations.

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 Clinic.

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 London.
   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 through Hopkins."

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 Bar Association.
   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 Medical Center.

1973 MLA (CS): DOROTHY E. HARDIN, of Reisterstown, Md., has been appointed principal at Pikesville High School in Baltimore County.

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 Orthopaedic Surgeons.
   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, 1998).

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 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, Philip.
   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 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 Outreach Clinic."

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 Foundation Scholarship.
   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, or to visit the Maryknoll website at 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 23.
   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 real job!"

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 around in." "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, New York."
   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 Fannie Mae.
   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 training."
   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. '89
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 guides.

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 September."

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, Deirdre MacCarthy.

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 26. 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, 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, Wash.

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 Street.
   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 '97."
   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 1998.


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 grandchildren.

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 Redeemer.

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 grandchildren.

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 six grandchildren.

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 founder member.

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, 1997.

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, N.J.

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 copyeditor/proofreader.

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 a sister.

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 Nursing.

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