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ISAAC HECHT, of Baltimore, has been a panelist and /or moderator for 14 out of the past 15 annual conventions of the National Forum on Client Protection. He has been re-elected as director and treasurer of the National Client Protection Organization Inc., a tax-exempt corporation that promotes and assists client protection funds.


EDWARD WENK JR., of Kirkland, Wash., has published The Double Helix, Technology and Democracy in the American Future. He dedicated the book to Professor Abel Wolman.


JEROME M. FIEN, of West Orange, N.J., has been elected treasurer of the Community Associations Institute Research Foundations. Retired managing partner at Samuel Klein and Co., CPAs in Newark, he has served as president of The Woodlands at West Orange Community Association since 1989. A seasoned speaker, moderator, and workshop leader, he is a member of the CAI New Jersey chapter Hall of Fame, serves as secretary/treasurer of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Common Ground, CAI's bimonthly magazine. He is also treasurer of the Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest and vice president of the Hebrew Free Loan of MetroWest. He serves on the boards of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest and the Jewish Community Housing Corporation, as well as the New Jersey regional board of the Anti-Defamation League.


RUSSELL BAKER was awarded the 1998 George Polk Career Award for his outstanding work as a "satirist, commentator, and raconteur." His "Observer" columns in The New York Times and his autobiography, Growing Up, both earned him the Pulitzer Prize.


SIDNEY OFFIT has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Long Island University for "having captured with his pen 'the wit, wisdom, and folly of 20th-century life.'" For three decades, he has been on the creative writing faculty of the New School University and New York University. He is an editor, commentator, and author of 10 children's books and two novels, the most recent, Memoir of the Bookie's Son, a reflection on his life as the son of one of the biggest bookmakers on the East Coast.


SOLOMON W. GOLOMB, MA '53, PhD '57 Harvard University, an expert in digital and space communications, has been appointed the first holder of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications in the University of Southern California School of Engineering. Golomb's worldwide fame in communications theory rests on work he began more than 40 years ago--and that he has been at the forefront of developing ever since. What started as an exercise in pure mathematics has become a front-line communication tool in applications ranging from radar to cellular phones to cryptography. Golomb, the first USC faculty member elected to the National Academy of Engineering, earned USC's Presidential Medallion--the highest honor the university bestows on a member of the USC community--in 1985. That same year he received the Shannon Award, the highest honor bestowed by the IEEE's Information Theory Society. He currently holds joint appointments as professor of electrical engineering in the School of Engineering and professor of mathematics in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.


BERNARD J. PARIS, PhD (A&S) '59, emeritus professor of English at the University of Florida, has edited Karen Horney's The Therapeutic Process: Essays and Lectures, published by Yale University Press in April 1999.


RICHARD ROSE has published his 40th book and his first with Johns Hopkins University Press--Democracy and Its Alternatives: Understanding Post-Communist Societies. The book is co-authored with William Mishler and Christian Haerpfer. The book "draws on a unique programme of survey research across Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union launched after the fall of the Berlin Wall and organized from his base at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Vienna."


GEORGE A. KEIGLER, of Monkton, Md., is a retired marine consultant. He writes: "I have retired from a very satisfying career in shipbuilding with Bethlehem Steel. I also had a 31-year career with the U.S. Navy /Navy Reserve."


RUD TURNBULL has been recognized by seven professional and parent associations as one of 36 individuals who, over the course of the entire 20th century, have significantly changed the course of history and improved the quality of life of persons with mental retardation and their families. Also receiving the 20th Century Award were Rud's wife, recognized for her work on behalf of families, and President John F. Kennedy and his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, recognized respectively for their policy and international Special Olympics leadership.


E. CARL FREEMAN JR., of Richmond, Va., was honored on May 9 by the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates, in recognition of his 30 years as organist and director of music of the River Road Church Baptist Music Program and for his outstanding contributions to music in the Richmond area. An organ scholarship at Peabody bears his name, and in 1993 he was presented the Peabody Director's Award for outstanding service in the field of church music.

ALICE S. HUANG, PhD (A&S) '66, of Pasadena, Calif., senior councilor for external relations and faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 1999 Achievement Award from the Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California for her outstanding contribution to microbiology research and her dedicated leadership to higher education. She sits on the boards of AAAS, The Johns Hopkins University, and the Health Effects Institute. Dr. Huang is also chair of the Foundation for Microbiology and chair of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. She is a member of the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products.

1961 MA (A&S): JOHN GORMAN, PhD '67, has a novel, King of the Romans, on the Internet at The book is based on the career of Syagrius, last Roman ruler in Gaul, overthrown by Clovis in 486.

1961 PhD (A&S): MARK MUSA, who has recently published Petrarch: The Canzoniere…(Indiana University Press, 1999), is Distinguished Professor of Italian at Indiana University. He is well known for his translations of the Italian classics, including the works of Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Machiavelli. He is editor of Dante's Inferno: The Indiana Critical Edition.


MURRAY COHEN, PhD (A&S) '68, of Berkeley, Calif., has begun a new career as head of The College Preparatory School in Oakland, where he has been an English teacher for many years. WILLIAM F. MUGLESTON is professor of history and chair of the Social & Cultural Studies division at Floyd College in Rome, Ga. He was recently promoted to professor and has published Making It: A Student's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Community Colleges (Pearson Custom Publishing, 1999).

1963 MA (SAIS): FRED A. KUHN is pleased to announce that he is the grandfather of Jacob Kahn Hogenkamp and Elizabeth Hogenkamp. A Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, he is retired from the executive branch of the U.S. government. He would enjoy hearing from fellow SAIS classmates at He owns a home in Bethesda, Md.

1963 PhD (A&S): LIESELOTTE E. KURTH, of Towson, Md., has published Continued Existence, Reincarnation, and the Power of Sympathy in Classical Weimar (Camden House / Boydell and Brewer, 1999). The book traces the development of the questions of the plurality of lives in ancient literature, Judaism, and early Christianity.


MARK MONMONIER, of Syracuse, N.Y., has published Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather. In his book he traces the contentious debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains the clever strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and exposes the turbulent efforts to detect and control air pollution.

1964 MA (SAIS): HOWARD MURAD, of Reston, Va., is a private contractor. He writes: "I will be returning to the U.S. after completing a two-year assignment as statistics advisor of an international monetary fund technical assistance center. The center provides assistance for 15 Pacific Island countries."


ISAAC M. COLBERT, PhD Brown Univ. '74, has been promoted to dean for graduate students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With his appointment, he becomes a member of the institute's academic council. He came to M.I.T. in 1977 as senior consultant/trainer and has held a number of positions, most recently as senior associate dean for graduate education.


1969 MA (SAIS): GIUSEPPE ZACCAGNINO, of Edinburgh, Scotland, is consul general of Italy.

1971 PhD (PH): RICHARD J. TRYSTMAN, a noted cardiopulmonary physiologist at the JHU School of Medicine, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. He is senior vice chairman for research, distinguished research professor, and director of the anesthesiology/critical care medicine research laboratories at the School of Medicine. He has won numerous honors for his research and teaching on the neonatal, pediatric, and adult brain, focusing on the regulation of blood vessels, stroke, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


JERRY L. DOCTROW, MPA George Washington Univ. '76, has been promoted to principal within the equity research department of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., in Baltimore. He joined Legg Mason in 1988 and leads a research team that evaluates the investment potential of real estate investment trusts (REITs) investing in health care and institutional real estate, and companies operating senior housing and long-term care facilities. He has served as a guest lecturer for the Business of Medicine course at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is married and has a 15-year-old son who is a student at Friends School in Baltimore.


1973 MA (SAIS): DAVID DLOUHY has received the American Foreign Service Association's Christian A. Herter Award for "extraordinary accomplishment involving initiative, integrity, intellectual courage and constructive dissent." Among his many accomplishments are the inception of a scholarship program for South African students as a means of eroding the apartheid system, management of the U.S. counter-narcotics effort in Bolivia, and the inception and Congressional passage of counter-terrorist legislation following the murder of the U.S. Marines in El Salvador.


PETER D. MAYNARD, PhD (SAIS) '77, LLM Cambridge Univ. '78, is the senior attorney and head of chambers in the law firm of Peter D. Maynard & Co., Nassau, Bahamas. He is also the president of the Bahamas Bar Association and president of the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations. He has written on, and practiced extensively, international corporate and commercial law.
   ROBERT SCHNEIDER, MA Columbia Univ. '75, has published a book, Shylock the Roman: Unmasking Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (, Inc.). The book, released this summer, proposes a new paradigm for interpreting one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It is available in bookstores as a quality paperback, as well as in electronic form at


LISA SCHWENDER SCHEININ successfully completed her test for her black belt in tae kwon do in Korea last August and is at work on a second degree. A deputy medical examiner (foresenic pathologist) at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, she received a commendation for her efforts teaching autopsies. She also was recently appointed an assistant professor of pathology on the volunteer faculty of University of Southern California. Finally, she just broke the over-500 mark of roller coasters ridden during her recent trip to Japan. Her husband, WARREN SCHEININ '74, MS (ENG) '76, has just signed on as a software engineer at Logicon in San Pedro. He says his official title is "boy."

1975 MA (SAIS): SHIRLIE PINKHAM has received the American Foreign Service Association's Achievement Award in a ceremony at the State Department. This award acknowledges her contributions to the Foreign Service and AFSA. She was commended for her participation in the State Standing and Election Committees, her work on the multifunctional Foreign Service Officer program, and her efforts to improve the Foreign Service entry and promotion systems.


ARLEN KEITH LEIGHT, DDS Univ. of Maryland '81, MSW Catholic Univ. '99, of Washington D.C., writes: "I received my Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical (psychiatric) social work on May 15. I concurrently completed my psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the American University. I plan to continue to practice dentistry in my private practice as well as provide psychotherapy services at American University's Center for Psychological Services.


PAUL J. TOSCANO, PhD '83, associate professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Albany, has been awarded the 1999 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.


KEVIN KAMENETZ, JD Univ. of Baltimore '82, of Baltimore, is an attorney. He was re-elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1998, and has been selected for his second term as the chairman of the Council.

1979 MA (A&S): JOANNE CAPATIDES BITETTI, of Short Hills, N.J., has been chosen as one of only 30 fellows for ZERO TO THREE's prestigious Leaders for the 21st Century program. This new leadership development initiative provides each of the participants with an opportunity to collaborate with top leaders from many disciplines, as well as receive assistance for an innovative project aimed at improving the lives of very young children. Dr. Bitetti, an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, will focus her work during the two-year fellowship on studying the effects of the physical environment on toddler-peer interactions. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Infants and Parents at Columbia University's Teachers College.


MARK THADDEUS GRAY, MBA '99, married Charlotte Arceneaux of Lafayette, La., on July 3 in a Catholic service. JEFF WEINSTEIN, MD '83, of Edison, N.J., is medical director of Mediplex Surgery Center. His wife has just launched Karen's Keepsakes, a company devoted to "capturing your baby's memories for a lifetime."


1981 MS: EDITH M. DONOHUE, of Stuart, Fla., has been selected Martin County Woman of Distinction in the Business/Professional Category. She also is the chair of the humanities committee for the Martin County Library System and has implemented a Sunday discussion series that won an award from the National Association of County Administrations for its 1997-98 program.


EMILY NYE, MA Univ. of Colorado at Boulder '86, PhD Univ. of Michigan '95, of Soccorro, New Mexico, is director of student services and associate professor of English at New Mexico Tech. She has been named recipient of this year's Distinguished Teaching Award. She was chosen by a committee of faculty and students from nominations submitted by the student body. She is a member of the National Council for Teachers of English and its New Mexico branch, the Modern Language Association, and the College Learning and Reading Association, among other professional groups.


STEPHEN V. GELHAUS, MBA Univ. of Chicago '89, of New Canaan, Conn., is an equity analyst with General Electric Investments. He announces the birth of his second child, Alice Virginia, who joined her big brother, J. Paul, on May 4. KEVIN MICHAEL O'REILLY, MA (SAIS) '88, and his wife, Sandra, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Marie, born on February 5 in Miami, Fla. He is currently a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.


WILLIAM BERNSTEIN, MD Cornell Univ. '89, has received the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Excellence in Teaching Award for the academic year 1998- 99. He is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and director of medical student education in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He also has been named medical director of the St. Peter's Pediatric Faculty group. SUSAN SALDAMARCO BUCHEK, of Hartford, Conn., continues in her private family medicine practice and serves on the editorial board of Connecticut Family Physician magazine. She gave birth to her daughter, Sara Rose, in February. Sara joins her brother Joey, who is three years old.

1985 MA (SAIS): CAROLYN E. (DUFF) GIBBS, of Allison Park, Pa., writes: "I work part time as a consultant in agricultural economics. I work primarily for a company that publishes a daily agricultural commodity newsletter. Telecommuting is great."

1985 MA (SAIS): MYRNA R. WHITWORTH has been appointed acting director of the Voice of America. In her new position, she manages a 1,100-employee agency that broadcasts in 53 different languages. An estimated 83 million people in other countries tune into VOA weekly for news and information. She is married and has two grown children.


GEORGE F. RAISER, of Chandler, Ariz., writes: "After graduating from Hopkins, I attended graduate school at Brown University and collected two master's degrees and my PhD in applied mechanics. I accepted a position as a visiting professor at Yale University before being lured to Intel in January of 1995. I've been here ever since and have enjoyed the technical and social challenges immensely. Intel is very fast paced, yet the people and the environment make the days sail. On a personal note, I'm still single and looking for the right woman. I'm reading a lot now and continue to stay active. I earned a black belt while in graduate school and am now enjoying the many outdoor activities here in Arizona. Classical music, cigars, and investing are some of my new hobbies. Friends who wish to reach me directly can send e-mail to"

1986 MS (CS): FRANCINE M. SCHAFFER received a $500 Phi Kappa Phi Centennial Award for her dissertation research on superintendent performance evaluation. Earlier this year, she was inducted into the University of Maryland chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society recognizing superior scholarship across all disciplines. She completed her doctoral studies with a 4.0 GPA and received the Doctor of Education degree from the University of Maryland College Park in education policy, planning, and administration on May 24.


PHILIP MARCHAL, MA (SAIS) '88, and his wife are happy to announce the birth of Jacqueline in late winter 1998. She joins sister Isabella, who is 2-1/2 years old.
   "My husband, Tom, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, April Elizabeth, who was born on May 6," writes ALLISON (SHEEHAN) PIERSON.

1987 MM (Peabody): LAUREN OPPENHEIM and BART BOSMA, MM (Peabody) '87, moved to the Netherlands two and a half years ago, where they own a house in Hilversum. He is a senior consultant and network engineer at Nobel Van Dijk & Partners, a computer-consulting firm in Naarden. She is an editor at Elsevier in Amsterdam, where she is involved with scientific and mathematical journals. Their son, Marc, was born on February 24, 1998, and their daughter, Maren, is 3.


MICHAEL KWAN and DEANNA DANCE-KWAN are proud to announce the second addition to the family. Ethan Lee Kwan was born in February and is keeping his big sister, Cierra, entertained and keeping his mom and dad up at night. Dee will be completing her residency in pediatrics this June and staying on at Wilford Hall Medical Center as a staff pediatrician.
   VIVYNNE MARTINDALE AGRIOS, MA Univ. of California, Los Angeles '92, of Gainesville, Fla., writes: "My husband, TONY AGRIOS '88, MD Univ. of Southern California '92, and I are proud to announce the birth of our second child, Maximos Anthony, on August 10, 1998. I am staying home with Maximos and Ariana. Tony just started his own medical practice in ob/gyn in Gainesville and is adjusting to life as a solo practitioner. Florida is treating us well."


KATHY NEAL SCOTT, MA (SAIS) '90, has moved from London to Brussels and given birth to her second daughter, Katharine Margaret, who joins older sister, Laura. She is in the final year of writing an international relations dissertation for the London School of Economics. The focus of the paper is unitary taxation. GABRIELLE VAN DEN BERG writes: "Hello, fellow classmates. I have been living in the Netherlands for the past seven years. I am married to Jan-Paul van den Berg, a rehabilitation specialist. We have two children, Bas and Colette. I am selling ERP software for J.D. Edwards. Life is very good."


RISA ALPERT, of Santa Barbara, Calif., writes: "In January, I resigned as project manager for Boston Scientific San Jose in favor of pursuing use of the other half of my brain. Disillusioned by the rat race, I moved back to Santa Barbara to finish writing my book, play my music, and enjoy the beach and mountain lifestyle. Some people buy houses. I decided to buy a couple of years of free time. Come and visit."
   KENNETH F. MATHIAS, MS Loyola College, has joined Morefield Communications Inc., a telephone, video, and data communications company in Camp Hill, Pa., as director of engineering. He brings to the company 10 years of engineering and management experience at AT&T Network Systems and Lucent Technologies.


PAUL J. DORIO, MD Rush Medical College '96, of Madison, Wis., is a radiology resident at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He writes: "I am applying for an interventional radiology fellowship position." He married Amanda Kirsh on June 26.
   KEVIN FITZPATRICK, of Bronxville, N.Y., writes: "I graduated from the University of Michigan Business School in April 1999. I completed a fellowship with the William Davidson Institute in Mexico City last summer on a project focusing on business development in emerging economies. I plan to move to New York City in October to start a job with Ernst & Young Consulting. YURI A. SAITO, MD (Med) '95, MPH (PH) '99, writes: "I just completed my third (and last?) degree from Hopkins at the School of Public Health. I'll be returning to the Mayo Clinic at the end of June. I've enjoyed being back in Baltimore this past year for my master's degree. It's always a pleasure to see old faces and how the campus has changed."
   JIM VINCEQUERRA, of New York, received his juris doctorate from St. Johns University in June.


1992 MPH (PH): STEPHEN ENGLAND, of St. Paul, Minn., has been recognized for his public service as a 1998-99 White House Fellow by Representative Bruce F. Vento (D-MN). England serves at the U.S. Department of Education, where he assists in the Safe and Drug-Free School program. He also oversees the creation and implementation of Project SERV, a federal program designed to assist states and local education agencies in managing school crises attributable to violence. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Gillette Children's Specialty Health Care and the Shriner's Hospital in St. Paul, he focuses on children with special healthcare needs. He serves on numerous state commissions addressing the health issues of children with disabilities.

1992 MLA (CS): ROYALL B. WHITAKER, of South Kent, Conn., a faculty member of the South Kent School, is leading the school in fundraising efforts to benefit Parent Project, Muscular Dystrophy, Inc., a nationwide not-for-profit organization founded by parents of children with muscular dystrophy. His daughter, Charlotte, suffers from a form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, which makes her have overall weakness in the muscles, difficulty climbing stairs, susceptibility to falling, and an inability to get up when she does fall. In the near future, she may be participating in human trials led by ERIC HOFFMAN, PhD '87, who has successfully eliminated the disease in animal trials.


CHRISTOPHER HICKEY writes: "I am commanding a parachute infantry company in the 82nd Airborne Division. I am currently deployed to Haiti, and I recently graduated from Ranger School and Jumpmaster School. My wife, KATE HICKEY '93, MA (CS) '94, has been offered a position by the Department of State as a foreign service officer. We now live at Fort Bragg, North Carolina."
   "After three years of teaching in Houston, Texas," writes DANNY KNEE, "it's time to take my cowboy boots and get out of Dodge (and the brutal humidity). After a summer of teaching 5th- to 8th-graders creative writing, I'm headed to New Jersey to pursue a master's in Urban Planning and Policy Development at Rutgers this fall. I'm looking forward to seeing the now movie-producing and former BBQ Crew, JASON CONTI '93 and CHRIS RUSSELL '93, for a mid-winter cookout in Manhattan."
   DAVID KUHN, a PhD student in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University, was recently married to Stephanie Contrucci. In attendance at the wedding in Williamsburg, Va., were several Hopkins alumni, including JEFF LANG, BABK VAKILI, CARLO HONDRADO, ERWIN KUO, MARTY BRANDWIN, JESSICA OYUGI, JULIE CALLAHAN, and ROBIN STECKLER.
   EVA (WU) MCDONALD, of Toronto, and her husband, Richard, announce the birth of their second son, Eric Donald, on February 5. She is employed by GEAC Computer Corporation.
   RICHARD L. SKOLASKY JR. is a statistical programmer at the School of Public Health after earning a master's degree from Towson University. He and his wife, Melissa, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Charlotte Louise, on December 28.


ANDREW FREEMAN and LISA YACONO FREEMAN, of Columbia, Md., announce the birth of their first son, Jonah William Freeman.

1994 PhD (PH): XIAOLING CHEN, of Little Rock, Ark., is finishing his anesthesiology residency. He has three children: Connie, Joanna, and Matthew, who was born in April. Connie, a first-grader, recently won first place in her spelling bee. He writes: "I spend every second of my life studying anesthesiology and taking care of my kids. I hope to revisit the Hopkins campuses one day, and I would love for my children to go to Hopkins."


KERRY ANTORVEZA, DPM Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine '99, of Cape Coral, Fla., will begin her combined medicine/surgical residency in podiatry at St. Clare's Hospital in Manhattan. She writes: "After four years in the windy city, I'm heading to the Big Apple. Plans are under way to become roommates with ANNIE WANG '95, who is graduating from the University of Hawaii with a master's degree in anthropology."
   MICHAEL LEGASPI has been awarded a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies in the 1999 competition. This award is the only national humanities graduate award. CATHERINE HYLE MOULAS, a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, married her husband, Dean, in August 1997. Their first child, Nicole Grace Moulas, was born on April 12.
   ADAM SCHWAB, process engineer at Eli Lilly & Co., plans to begin a part-time MBA program this fall. He writes: "Anyone who wants to reach me can write me at"

1995 MM (Peabody): CLAUDIA L. FRIEDLANDER has received the degree of Doctor of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from McGill University in Montreal.


YVETTE BURKE recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans, and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the fast combat support ship USS Rainier, home ported in Bremerton, Wash. USS Rainier departed as part of the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group. During the deployment, Burke's ship participated in two high profile operations. During Operation Southern Watch, Burke's ship enforced NATO sanctions imposed against Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War, which included monitoring the no-fly zone over Southern Iraq and conducting maritime interception operations.
   WILLIAM E. COLLIGAN, a major in the U.S. Army, has been chosen to attend France's Ecole Militaire for the 1999-2000 school year in Paris.
   GAIL DAVE writes: "My husband, PRAFUL MODKE, PhD (ENG) '96, and I are looking forward to moving back to D.C. in the fall and getting together with other D.C. alums! After three years of work that almost compares to my undergraduate days, I am graduating from Yale Law and have accepted a job at the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Praful will be graduating to project engineer status at a structural engineering company in D.C. We were lucky enough to bump into SIRAJ ALI '96 up at Harvard Med a year ago and found out that he is still the same; ran into MATHEW AUGUSTINE '98 at Yale, where he is a first-year med student and still involved in community volunteer work. Also, I learned that PENNY MINNA '96 is working hard at her second year at Vanderbilt Law. You can e-mail us at"
   BRYAN P. SANDA recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, he completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival and aircraft safety.

1996 MS (CS): SAMANTHA JAMIE BRITTON, of Columbia, Md., is director of marketing for Health Standard Resources System, a large multi-billion dollar government Healthcare Information System. She writes: "I have had several articles published on the program, and I am in charge of all their marketing. I received the Certified Toast Master (CTM) award. I recently received a raise for great work and creativeness."


PAVAN R. ARORA writes: "After graduating, I went to work for J.P. Morgan in New York City. I had a great time working there for about a year and a half. I have recently resigned and moved to Washington D.C., where I have found my calling in religion. I have joined the celibate sect of the Hare Krishnas, and I can be found on the Mall during the days celebrating and dancing. Also, I was able to make it for Homecoming last April. It was nice seeing everyone, and I had a good time. I want to encourage all in the D.C. area to come by the Mall to visit me and my new friends."
   NATHAN CARLSON '97 married JENNIFER DOWLING '98 in a ceremony on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Bridesmaids included ANGELA ARNOLD '98, MOLLIE GALLOWAY '98, and DEBORAH WEST '98. Groomsmen included JEROME PENN '97, JUSTIN BRAUN '97, and SOLOMON KUMIN '99. Other JHU friends at the wedding were MATT COLEMAN '96, JON GIORDANI '96, VICK NATARAJAN '96, GENE VIGUE '96, MIKE NOONAN '97, and BARBARA ORDES '00. The couple is now living in Columbus, Ga., where Nathan is assigned to Fort Benning.
   ERIC MALDONADO, of Heathrow, Fla., writes: "I worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for the past year and a half. I plan to move this fall to Montreal, Canada, to pursue my MBA at McGill University. In the past few years, I have been lucky enough to visit and keep in touch with NEETU AHLUWALIA '97, OPAL TAYLOR '97, ALEXANDRA COHEN '97, FARIS HAWIT '97, MICHELLE DEQUINA '96, and APARNA MOHAN '97."
   LAUREN ELIZABETH ROGINSKI, of Champaigne, Ill., is a full-time student studying veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
   DESIREE SUMILANG writes: "After getting my master's degree in international relations at the London School of Economics, I completed my first year at Duke University School of Law, where I am pursuing a joint JD/LLM in international law. I celebrated New Year's Eve in Las Vegas with fellow alumni NICOLE PETTY '97, GEORGE HUR '97, and GEORGE CHIANG '96.

1997 MS: RICARDO LOPEZ, of New Haven, Conn., writes: "From 1997 to the present, I have been employed with the U.S. Coast Guard in New Haven as an environmental protection specialist responsible for the environmental compliance requirement of every Coast Guard Station in the state of Connecticut and in Long Island, New York. I enjoy visiting historic lighthouses while traveling in Coast Guard boats, planning for marine events, and performing environmental evaluations. My office is located near the beach and my boss is located in another state--we communicate by e-mail or the telephone. If anyone is interested in sharing information or is in need of assistance, please call or e-mail me."

1997 PhD: DANIEL A. RABUZZI, of Frankfort, Ky., has accepted a new position at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education as one of several directors.


   NILAY JHAVERI acts as a consultant for, a free, web-based professional networking community. The site hopes to help professionals overcome workplace isolation.

1998 MIPP (SAIS): KATHRYN HAAHR writes: "I recently left the CIA after a 15-year career in intelligence and have joined a company called SAIC in their strategic studies center as a project analyst. The SAIC provides consulting for the private and public sectors on a range of issues, including risk analysis on regional political issues, defense issues, and environmental and energy topics.


1929 MD (Med): NICHOLAS SAMPONARO died on April 13 at the age of 95. He interned at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and joined the staff of Hartford Hospital (with a speciality in eye, ear, nose and throat) where he remained until World War II. During the war, he was a commander in the U.S. Navy. After service, he joined the staff of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and practiced in Torrington, Conn. until his retirement in 1983.

1933: MABEL E. HENNINGER, a registered nurse in New York City and later at the Albany Hospital, died in April at her residence. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was known as Aunt Mabel and where she taught Sunday school for over 25 years. She was the widow of Paul W. Henninger.

1935: HANS C. SCHULER, noted Baltimore sculptor and founder of an art school that bears his name, died in March of cancer at the Baltimore Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Northeast Baltimore. A sample of his work includes the Minute Man statue in the Reserve Officers' Association Building in Washington and della Robbia-style reliefs on the faćade of Haussner's Restaurant in Highlandtown. He also completed the 75th anniversary medal for Goucher College, the Johns Hopkins University 50-year alumnus medal, and the college seal medal for St. Mary's College of Maryland. In 1959 he established the Schuler School of Fine Arts. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a grandson, and two nephews.

1938 MORTON BRYER, MD (Med) '42, an expert in infectious diseases who helped develop antibiotics like Aureomycin as a young researcher, died on March 20 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A former resident of Manhattan, he was 82 and lived in Chatham, Massachusetts. He spent more than 30 years on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical School and in private practice in New York. He was also a police surgeon for the New York City Police Department. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rella Strauss Bryer; a daughter, Nicole Saginor; a son, Lanning G. Bryer; and five grandchildren.

1939 PhD (A&S): ROBERT G. SACHS, a University of Chicago theoretical physicist who helped create the Argonne National Laboratory and served as its director from 1973 to 1979, died in Chicago on April 14. As a scholar, he is noted for making a wide range of theoretical contributions to nuclear and particle physics. He established himself as an influential scholar, scientific policymaker, and research administrator early in his career. He taught nuclear physics to Hyman Rickover before the future admiral went on to establish the U.S. nuclear submarine program. He also is noted for his contributions to the debate relating to national and international energy policies and for his many years of service on high-energy physics panels. Dr. Sachs was the author or co-author of five books. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and honorary degrees from Purdue University, the University of Illinois, and Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is survived by his wife, five children, and 14 grandchildren.

1942 PhD (A&S): RICHARD V. HEINZELMAN, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died on June 5, at the age of 83.

1942 MD (Med): IRWIN HERBERT KAISER, a prominent obstetrician and gynecologist who had been director of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., died of heart failure on March 17 at the Sound Shore Medical Center of New Rochelle. During his career and through his scholarly articles and medical research, he was a passionate advocate of the themes that characterized his career: women's rights, universal access to medical care, and civil rights. He was a lifelong opera and jazz lover and a close friend of Ralph Gleason, co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine. He frequented Harlem nightclubs in the 1930s, and over the course of his life gathered an extensive private collection of Duke Ellington recordings. In the 1960s he produced a series of public radio programs on Ellington's early recordings. He is survived by his wife, the Hon. Barbara L. Kaiser, who was elected judge in the Family Court in Westchester County, where she served for many years.

1944 MD (Med): CHARLES E. FLOWERS, professor and chairman emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, died April 24. His many awards and honors in academic medicine include service as president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, vice president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and vice president of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was an ardent hunter and fly fisherman. Dr. Flowers is survived by his wife, Juanzetta S. Flowers, associate professor of nursing at the University of Alabama, and two children, Charles E. Flowers III, and Carmen Eva Flowers Liebert.

1950 ABRAHAM FOX, MLA (CS) '65, died on May 25, in San Diego, Calif. He was a certified public accountant and Medicare's first head of reimbursement. He was a university instructor who taught accounting and economics for 17 years at the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also had his own CPA review school for CPA candidates.

1957: THOMAS MARTIN GIBSON died on April 4, at his home in Colts Neck, N.Y. A communicant of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, he was a member and past president of its St. Vincent DePaul Society and a member of New Jersey Right to Life. He earned a law degree from New York University in 1966 and was a lecturer in law at Delaware Law School in 1971. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association and was admitted to the bar there in 1967. Mr. Gibson was a mediator and arbitrator for the southern and eastern districts of New York and a registered patent attorney. He was a senior partner at Hedman, Gibson and Costigan in New York.

1958 MD (Med): ROBERT O. BIERN, a noted cardiologist, died August 7 at his Annapolis home after a long illness. He was 66. Dr. Biern had a major role in creating one of Maryland's early coronary care units at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis in 1967 and was director of the unit for 17 years. He also directed the hospital's noninvasive cardiac laboratory. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

1958: ROBERT POINDEXTER SHARKEY, a retired George Washington University economic history professor and history department chairman, died of cardiac arrest September 19 at his home in Washington D.C. He was the author of the book, Money, Class, and Party: An Economic Study of Civil War and Reconstruction and wrote two books about Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sharkey was a member of the Cosmos Club. He had been a consultant to organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications Commission. He is survived by his wife, Madge Finn Sharkey; a daughter, Rebecca Blair Sharkey; and a sister, Jane Sharkey Cobb.

1959: EDWARD JOHN WEBER SR., a furniture merchant, died in March of complications from a rare neurological disorder. He was 61 and lived in Crownsville. He was a founding partner of the Weber Team in Annapolis, a commercial furniture company that specialized in outfitting offices, hospitals, and other large institutions. An avid sailor and floral arranger, he was a member of the American Boxwood Society, the Annapolis Yacht Club, and the U.S. Figure Skating Association. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ethel Oster Weber, a daughter, a son, two sisters, and four grandchildren.

1961: JOSEPH TOMASULO, who lived in Long Beach, Calif., died in January. A surgical pathologist, he was chief of anatomic pathology at Memorial Medical Center and a devoted family man who loved to be around his children. He is survived by his wife, Kathie; children, Mike, Steve, Betsy, Nick, Peter, and Anna; and two brothers.

1969: WILLIAM P. ANDERSEN, MD (Med) '73, of San Francisco, died on April 4. He dedicated his entire career to the medically-indigent and persons of low income throughout the state of California. According to his twin sister, Paula D. Castles, "He was a friend of the 12 steps and has dedicated countless days and weeks toward that goal. He directed the only HIV-AIDS clinic in Southern California for Medi-Cal patients. He would reach out to others no matter the time of day, the date, or even if it was a holiday."

1973: SHEILA BITTNER-SCHMITT, MS Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, died on November 1, 1998, from ovarian cancer. After earning her master's degree in community planning, she worked for the American Council on Alcoholism and then the Maryland Alcohol Control Administration. After the birth of her first son, she started a babysitting coop, served on the board of the Mount Royal Improvement Association, and helped revitalized the Bolton Hill Garden Club. After the birth of her second son, in 1988, she became involved with education programs and tutored dyslexic children. Her husband, ROLF R. SCHMITT, PhD '78, writes: "Sheila entered Hopkins and started her career when women were not entirely appreciated in either the university or the workplace. She returned to a more traditional role in raising the boys when being a homemaker had fallen from favor. She worked tirelessly for the local community, usually in the background, and kept our household together so that I could spend the countless hours necessary in Washington serving a national community." She is survived by her husband and her two sons.

1973: DAVID LEE STEVENSON, assistant director of social and behavioral sciences in the office of science and technology policy in the executive office of the president, died of a congenital defect of the aorta on March 1. Dr. Stevenson had earlier been senior policy advisor to the U.S. deputy secretary of education. In this capacity, he helped develop legislation and policy for elementary and secondary education, research, and statistics. He had worked on the Goals 2000 Act, the Improving America's Schools Act and the Class Size Reduction Act. He was co-author of the book The Ambitious Generation; America's Teenagers: Motivated but Directionless and wrote articles on the social development of children and adolescents for professional journals. He was a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Education.

1984: RUTH E. PARRY, who lived in Rock Hall, Md., died on July 2, 1995, as the result of a scuba diving accident.

1989: ELIZABETH DISHLER, MS (CS), PhD George Washington University, a family counselor who lived in Baltimore, died on August 2 from complications of breast cancer. She served with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and with private mental health agencies as a counselor. She is survived by her husband, two sons, mother, and two brothers.

1993: BRENT PAUL JOHNSON, who lived in Fort Worth, Texas, died on April 13 at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., from complications related to open-heart surgery. He was 27 years old. At the time of his death, he was a graduate student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he wrote for the Columbia Missourian, Vox Magazine, and Impression, an online magazine. He also edited Uplink, the monthly newsletter of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.

1999: ELIZABETH W. WELLS, a playwright who had three works selected for performance by the Baltimore Playwright's Festival, died in March from cancer. She was a member of the Baltimore Writers Alliance and the Dramatists Guild. Ms. Wells is survived by three sons, two daughters, a brother, eight grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.