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Sidney G. Adler, A&S '35, is 92 and has 20 great- grandchildren, 18 grandchildren, and "more on the way." He spent 35 years in business and 25 years after retirement teaching in New York City public schools. He is the national treasurer of Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.


J. Roy Galloway, Engr '37, writes: "There are still a few of us left! I plan to visit Vienna in May."


Edward L. Suarez-Murias, A&S '38, Med '42, A&S '71 (MLA), continues his interest and research in the genetics of personality styles and differences, neuroscience, and religion in psychiatry.


W. Harry Feinstone, SPH '39 (ScD), has received an honorary degree from the University of Memphis.


Bernard H. Shulman, A&S '43, finished his term as chairman of the board of trustees for the Adler School of Professional Psychology.


Laurene J. Baccala, SPSBE '47, is the editor of Reflections, a biannual magazine published by her local retirement community in Parkville, Maryland.
   Walter A. Lyon, Engr '47, '48 (MS), retired from teaching at Penn in 2003, and he is now working on several environmental engineering history projects.


Gale W. Allen, SAIS '48, retired from U.S. government service in 1980, and he now has a retail wildlife art business, specializing in duck stamps and prints. He has exhibited at major shows, such as the annual Easton, Maryland, Waterfowl Festival in November.
   John M. Carter, Engr '48, has received the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.


Jose Ramirez-Rivera, A&S '49, has been named to Mastership by the American College of Physicians.


Bayne Gibson, A&S '50, has been awarded the Tom Brock Award for his contributions to the economic success of the Longmont community.


Robert M. Markus, Engr '52, has retired as professor of management at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, after 11 years of teaching. During his tenure, he was honored as the Professor of the Year four times.
   Daniel S. McCarter, A&S '52, has "finally retired" and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.
   Wilfred "Bud" Potter, A&S '52, has dedicated more than 30 years to working toward making public places and workplaces smoke-free. He is also an avid physical fitness proponent, and he has completed 27 marathons. He and his wife, Joan, live in Scottsdale and have four children and four grandchildren.


Stephen M. Shafroth, A&S '53 (PhD), is an emeritus professor of physics at UNC Chapel Hill.
   Jo Ann Franklin Sharrer, Nurs '53, SPSBE '53, retired in 1998 as director of a local hospital's home health agency and is now catching up with her 13 grandchildren.


Ervin R. Pritchett, Engr '54, '59, has moved to Florida and is "loving it."
   Stevenson Yost, A&S '54, writes: "Our 2005 harvest of 4 Row Vineyard cabernet sauvignon grapes was the best so far. Come join us for a glass of wine."


Frederick S. Billig, Engr '55, is listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Science and Technology, Who's Who in Business and Finance, Who's Who in America, and he has been notified that he will be included in Who's Who in the World in 2007.


Elspeth Monro Reagan, Med '56, writes: "I have the same home, partner, and three-day/week child psychiatry job — I still find my work hugely rewarding — and spiritual path of self-realization fellowship. My oldest grandson is in college, and my four children and their families are spread from Atlanta to Nova Scotia."
   John E. Steers, Engr '56, retired from 35 years of general surgery practice in Westminster, Maryland. His wife, Charlotte Dunn Steers, passed away on November 25, 2004. He volunteers in Access Care Free Clinic.
   Margaret Cousar Tooke, Nurs '56, SPSBE '56, writes: "My youngest son, Major Robert English Beach, returned home on Christmas Eve 2005, after one year serving in Iraq. We are proud of him and thankful to God for his safe return."


Ralph A. Gakenheimer, Engr '57, has been appointed chair of the Transportation in Developing Countries Committee of the U.S. National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board.
   Louis M. Sherwood, A&S '57, has given his inaugural address as president and chairman of the board of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators.


Paul W. Bushman, A&S '58, has retired after 44 years of practicing as a dentist.


Millard F. Beatty Jr., Engr '59, '65 (PhD), professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was elected in 2005 to the rank of Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science.
   Herman J. Blinchikoff, Engr '59, '63 (MS), '69 (PhD), retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1993. He is currently a tutor and part-time instructor in math at Catonsville Community College in Maryland.


Eugene C. Harvey, Engr '60, has been elected chairman of the Maryland State Board for Licensing Professional Engineers.
   Robert S. Hillman, A&S '60, recently formed Corridor Media Inc. to publish a monthly newspaper of business and politics in the Baltimore/Washington area.
   June M. Pankey, A&S '60 (MA), writes: "My sister, husband, and I thoroughly enjoyed our Provincial French Countryside trip last October with the JHU Alumni and the company and comments of Professor Orest Ranum."


Howard B. Garfinkel, A&S '61, is chief of nephrology and hypertension at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and associated clinical professor of medicine at Yale. He and his wife, Sandra, love to travel and listen to opera. They have six grandchildren.
   W. Carl Hossfeld Jr., Engr '61, has retired from James Posey Associates Inc., where he will continue on a consulting basis.
   Michael S. Kappy, A&S '61, has co-edited a new textbook, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Endocrinology (Charles C. Thomas, 2005).
   Curtis J. Krock, Med '61, SPH '63, is interim chief of internal medicine for the University of Illinois's College of Medicine at Urbana-Champagne.


Stanley L. Engerman, A&S '62 (PhD), economic historian and John H. Munro Professor of Economics and professor of history at the University of Rochester, received the Award of Distinguished Fellow from the American Economic Association in January.
   Connie S. Villaflor, Nurs '62, has started her own business, and she continues to have a passionate interest in wellness.


Sandra Street Boyd, Nurs '63, writes: "Last fall, my husband and I had a fabulous Panama Canal cruise with two other couples, Kathie Kateley Bramlette, Nurs '63, and her husband, Larry, and Peggy Thompson Cecchine, Nurs '63, and her husband, Gary."
   Charles H. Carlin, A&S '63 (MA), '66 (PhD), has retired after 39 years at Carleton College and is now the Jim and Marjory Kade Professor of the Natural Sciences Emeritus.
   James A. Leone, A&S '63 (MA), '65 (PhD), is chairman of the Information Technology Department at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
   Frank R. Olenchak, SPSBE '63, retired on June 20, 2005, after 44 years teaching music in universities and public schools. He continues his work with church choirs.


Gabriel E. Ceci Jr., A&S '64, is currently semi-retired and working part time for the College Board and Educational Testing Services, training high school teachers to teach Advanced Placement classes in English literature.
   Bruce H. George, A&S '64, is a sales associate with Century 21 A Plus Realty Group in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, specializing in resort properties.
   Stanley J. Haavik, Engr '64, published the second edition of Marketing Fundamentals for Engineers. He works with Ray Stamen, A&S '64, on a computer system for diagnosing children's behavior and development and is active with other healthcare projects.
   Charles E. Kohlerman, A&S '64, has retired and moved to Maui.
   Barbara B. Roque, Nurs '64, continues to serve as Maryland's Allegany County commissioner and will seek a second four-year term in the 2006 election.
   Issam J. Shaker, A&S '64, Med '67, retired in 2004 from practicing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He continues to practice pediatric surgery as chief of pediatric surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia.


Dwight K. Bartlett III, SPSBE '65 (MAS), has recently married Helen H. Stough. He writes: "I feel like a kid all over again."
   Michael E. Kilpatrick, A&S '65, writes: "I continue to work for the Department of Defense as deputy director for Force Health Protection and Readiness Programs, addressing health issues of deployed military forces. My wife, Bonnie, and I enjoy our three children and grandchildren."


Craig L. Hudson, Bol '66, SAIS '68, president of the California Independent Bankers Association, is forming an international bureau inside the Independent Community Bankers of America.
   John R. Machek, A&S '66, retired following a 37-year career as a United Methodist minister. He now lives on Washington Island in Lake Michigan.
   Robert J. Schermer, A&S '66, is retiring after serving as a secondary school foreign language teacher for 33 years in Alexandria, Virginia, and Burlington, Vermont.


Raymond D. Bahr, Med '67 (PGF), who was a medical resident at Bayview Hospital in 1966, retired from his cardiology practice after 37 years of working to improve the care of heart attack patients in emergency rooms across the United States.


Randolph W. Bromery, A&S '68 (PhD), a former Johns Hopkins University trustee and Krieger School Advisory Council member, was in 2005 reappointed by President George W. Bush to a full three-year term as a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.
   Thomas M. Foust, A&S '68, has been re- elected to a third term on the York City School Board in York, Pennsylvania. He has also been elected vice president of the board.
   Richard W. Perry, SPSBE '68 was re- elected to the board of directors of the Augsburg Lutheran Home, a continuing care retirement community in Baltimore.
   Eugene Sarver, SAIS '68, is the global marketing director for FX4casts, the world's largest foreign exchange forecaster, with 700 clients, including the Federal Reserve and GM.


James P. Barber, A&S '69, is in his seventh year as a senior consultant and information technology architect with IBM. He is currently working in Federal Solutions in Washington D.C.
   Frank T. Cimino Jr., Peab '69, founder and artistic director of the Maryland State Boychoir, is preparing the 35 boys in his tour choir for a trip through Wales, Scotland, England, France, and Belgium. They will perform concerts and services in major concert halls, churches, and cathedrals during the 16-day tour.


Brent Black, A&S '70, a Hawaii-based hat dealer, has started a nonprofit group to help Panama hat weavers in the Montecristi region in Ecuador. His hope is that more of the profits from the hats will be returned to the weavers and that more people will be drawn to the art.
   Charles S. Fax, A&S '70, is a senior partner in the Baltimore-based law firm Shapiro, Sher, Guinot and Sandler. He was recently elected president of the Mid-Atlantic zone of the Jewish National Fund and last year co-authored a legal text Discovery Programs and Their Solutions (ABA Publ., 2005).
   Kenneth D. Graziano, A&S '70 (PhD), Med '72, is a consultant to the ethical pharmaceutical industry in regulatory affairs and quality assurance.
   John Micklos, A&S '70, has been appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Selective Service Board for Maryland. He was nominated by Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich.


A. Everette James Jr., SPH '71, '75, has published Collecting American Art and has received North Carolina's highest civilian award, the Long Leaf Pine Award, from the governor. He is now serving on the board of directors for the North Carolina Pottery Center.


Richard M. Golden, A&S '72 (MA), '75 (PhD), is editor of The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition. He was named "Jewish Professional of the Year" in the Dallas- Fort Worth area by the Regional Hillel of North Texas.
   Gordon R. Rode, A&S '72, is now the headmaster of St. John's Episcopal Parish School in Tampa, Florida. He is enjoying his grandchildren.
   Patrick Stringer, A&S '72, has been appointed to the Baltimore County Circuit Court bench by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich.
   Larry A. Thompson, A&S '72, is the CEO of Skagit Valley Medical Center, a 60-physician medical group in Mount Vernon, Washington.


John S. Birdsall, A&S '74 (MA), SAIS '81, recently joined Standard Bank as a director in emerging market sales.
   Raymond D. Burke, A&S '74, is a principal in the litigation and construction practice groups at Ober, Kaler, Grimes, & Shriver in Baltimore.
   Richard S. D'Agostino, A&S '74, Med '78, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
   Eric C. Hallengren, A&S '74 (MLA), SPSBE (MS), has retired from full-time teaching at Baltimore City Community College and is now an adjunct professor of English at Towson University.


Timothy Wayne Brotherton, A&S '75, announces that Elmer Pacheco, A&S '75, has joined his oncology practice in Danville, Virginia.
   Steven M. Elias, A&S '75, has been the director of the Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, in New Jersey, for the past five years. He teaches and lectures on minimally invasive vein surgery.
   Richard B. Friedman, A&S '75, is a practicing radiation oncologist in Jackson, Mississippi.
   Ludmilla J. Illieva, Peab '75, has won the 2006 Backstage Bistro Award from the cabaret community for her vocalist performances.


Vincent A. Cassandra, SPSBE '76, is living in Englewood, New Jersey, and looking to contact alumni in his area.
   Bruce M. Cazenave, A&S '76, writes: "My family is doing well. My oldest daughter is getting ready to apply to college. I have recently left my position as CEO of Dorel Juvenile Group and am doing some consulting while searching for my next assignment."
   Leslie P. Kramer, A&S '76, joined Faegret Benson LLP in October 2005.
   Jonathan D. Krant, A&S '76, SPH '83, visited Johns Hopkins in April for the U.S. Squash Nationals.
   Joan K. Lunney, A&S '76 (PhD), is working at the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland, on pig disease resistance, with a focus on respiratory viruses. She was awarded the American Women in Science- Bethesda Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2006.
   Robert M. Politzer, SPH '76 (PhD), retired from federal service after 27 years. He is now in private practice as a certified addictions specialist in College Park, Maryland.
   Saihou Saidy, SAIS '76, has gone on early retirement after serving with the U.N. Refugee Agency for 25 years. He will now manage the Sankaranka Gallery in Brooklyn to promote contemporary African Art.
   Christopher A. South, A&S '76, writes: "I became a father for the first time at age 50. I bought a kid seat for my daughter, and she and I have been biking around Manhattan ever since."


Edwin J. Krajci, Med '77, HS '81, '82, writes: "After being chief resident and an instructor at Hopkins Hospital in diagnostic radiology, I practiced in Maine's ski country, until my semi-retirement this summer, when we moved back to Maryland."
   Matthew L. Laskowski Jr., A&S '77, has relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. He is a professor of project management.
   Charles Lewis, SAIS '77, last fall was the Ferris Professor teaching investigative journalism at Princeton University. In the spring, he was the Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


James J. Condon, Engr '78, was named Boys' Youth Coach of the Year by the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation.
   Rhona S. Lyons, A&S '78, and David Warren, A&S '78, announce that their daughter, Ariel Lyons- Warren, A&S '05, will start the MD/PhD program at Washington University this year. Their second daughter, Abra, is a junior at Brandeis; third daughter, Mital, is getting ready to graduate middle school; and their youngest daughter, Pardes, is enjoying kindergarten.
   Douglas Shaw Smoot, A&S '78, got married in August 2005.
   C. Lekha Subaiya, SPH '78, '81, writes: "I survived Katrina," but with LSU's Charity Hospital closed, she now commutes every week to New York, where she is on the faculty at New York University School of Medicine.


Kevin D. Cleary, A&S '79, has completed his third year as coordinator of Operation Crime Watch in the Mayor's Office of Baltimore City.
   Deren M. Sinkowitz, A&S '79, is enjoying the West Coast living in Manhattan Beach, California. He is director of critical care at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, division of pulmonary/critical care at UCLA School of Medicine.
   Rhonda K. Winegarner-Felden, A&S '79, has completed her first full year in New Hampshire. She writes: "To tell you that it is a tremendous change from San Diego would be a gross understatement. I enjoy exploring the wilderness, and our home abuts the woods. My new position as assistant director of Upward Bound is going very well!"


Richard S. Broadhurst, Engr '80, retired from National Guard after serving in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina relief. He has a private practice in rehab medicine.
   Helen M. Collins, A&S '80 (MLA), writes, "After 30 years with the Baltimore County Public Schools, I have retired along with my husband, Frank Edgerton, to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina."
   Charles S. Faddis, A&S '80, is the first secretary of political/military affairs, in Manama, Bahrain.
   Patricia H. Gulbrandsen, SPH '80, has formed Gulbrandsen Energy Medicine LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland, specializing in medical holistic wellness consultations.
   Luke T. Sader, A&S '80, has been the talent producer on PBS' The Tavis Smiley Show since its premiere in January 2004.
   Gerald T. Sparks, SPSBE '80 (MAS), has taught on the college level for more than 18 years in Honolulu.


Wen Cheng, A&S '81, Med '84, '88 (PGF), HS '93, and his wife, Julie, welcomed the birth of Michael David Cheng on October 12, 2005. He joined big brother Daniel.
   Joan Marie Colfer, SPH '81, is serving as director of the Collier County Health Department in Naples, Florida. She and her husband live on Marco Island, where they enjoy exploring the surrounding Ten Thousand Islands on the weekends.
   Lesli A. Taylor, Med '81, has been appointed professor and chief of pediatric surgery at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.


Ann Blain Clark, SAIS '82, received a master's degree in counseling in 2005 and is currently working as a school counselor at an inner city boys' middle school.
   Vincent Joseph Marsiglia, SPSBE '82, is chief financial officer of the Maryland State Retirement Agency.


James T. Dunne, SAIS '83, is working for diplomatic security at the Department of State and living in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Mariane, and son, Ryan.
   John T. Snell, SPSBE '83 (MAS), was elected district chairman, Choctaw District, Gulf Coast Council, of the Boy Scouts of America in 2005 for a two- year term. He lives in Niceville, Florida, with his wife, Mary, and son, Johnny.
   Kimberly Stevens, A&S '83, writes: "I am happily running my own private, solo optometric practice in Bridgeport, allowing me to make my own hours so I can raise my 6-year-old daughter."


Sherrie L. Borden, SPH '84, is vice president of corporate communications and development for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in Washington, D.C.


Alan Ona Malabanan, A&S '85, is director of education for the section of endocrinology, diabetes, and nutrition at the Boston University Medical Center. He is married to Dianne Christiansen, and they have a son, Christian.
   Francis J. McHugh, SAIS '85, now flies an Airbus A-320 as a captain for United Airlines.
   Gerry Marie Yeager, A&S '85 (MLA), is retiring this year as dean of library and instructional resources at Harford Community College.


Rafael S. Carel, SPH '86 (PhD), has retired as head of the department of occupational medicine at the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He has been working with the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa, where he is developing an environmental/occupational health track.
   Jennifer B. Hosza-Dzielak, A&S '86, who is a music teacher, was remarried two years ago and is now the proud mother of two children and two stepchildren, all between the ages of 10 and 14. She and her husband are coaching CYO basketball together and looking forward to baseball season.
   William Carlton Jones, SAIS '86, works at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.
   David I. Shapiro, A&S '86, ran in the 2005 Boston Marathon.


Michelle C. Carras, A&S '87, is married to Alexis Carras, A&S '89, and they live in Ellicott City, Maryland. She recently became the volunteer editor of NAMI Maryland's Connections newsletter. NAMI is an advocacy organization for people afflicted with mental illnesses and family and friends of those with mental illnesses.
   Allison Marsh Deur, A&S '87, writes: "My family welcomes Joshua Benjamin Deur, born on February 12."
   Julie P. Glass, A&S '87, has been working as a lawyer for the Air Line Pilots Association for the past six years. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband, Tony; their daughter, Delilah; and her step- children, Caroline and Miller.


Sarah Madison Ashe-Donnem, A&S '88, announces the birth of her daughter, Caroline Sarah Ashe-Donnem, on January 9.
   Kenneth Harvey Homer Jr., SPSBE '88 (MAS), graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course in 2005.
   Helene J. Rekkers, Bol '88, SAIS '89, has been posted in Beijing, China, as the deputy head, economic section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands since September 2005.
   Christopher F. Sengstacke, Peab '88 (MM), has been president and CEO of Datascan Corp for the past 12 years. He and his wife, Diane, have twins, James and Allison.


John Steven Dyer, SPSBE '89 (MS), is working as an executive-level consultant for John Dyer and Associated in Arlington, Virginia. He is the divorced father of four children and can be contacted at
   Michelle S. Rovner, A&S '89, writes: "We are all settled in Charleston, South Carolina, and are having a great time. Both Eric and I work at MUSC and our children, Alex and Brooke, love going to the beach."


David B. Bernstein, A&S '90, is living in Stamford, Connecticut, with his wife, Sam, and boys, Max and Henry.
   David Dickerson, SPSBE '90 (MAS), is a 2006 U.S. Senate candidate.
   Lydia M. Dibos, A&S '90, has returned to Baltimore after six years in Guatemala. She is the deputy regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Catholic Relief Services.


Steven Robert Barnum, Engr '91 (MS), is director of NOAA's office of Coast Survey, the U.S.'s oldest scientific institution.
   Genevieve M. Eichman, Peab '91, is busy teaching flute students in Ellicott City, Maryland, and raising two little boys, Peter and Henry.
   Paul Steven Kasinski, Engr '91 (MS), has been hired as chief executive officer and board member of Directory Xpress Inc.
   John B. McGready, Engr '91, is back in Baltimore, teaching at Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has been married since 2000 and has two sons.
   Timothy D. Train, A&S '91, writes: "With fellow fencing team alum Jason Coleman, A&S '92, I am entering my seventh year as a partner at Big Huge Games in Timonium, Maryland. Our second game, Rise of Legends, will be released this spring."
   Paul J. Zdunek, Peab '91, writes: "As CEO of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, I successfully contracted with the State Theatre of Modesto to manage the theatre after its historic renovation."


Vanessa M. Dunlap, A&S '92, Nurs '96, writes: "I burned out of school nursing and so I am now an advice nurse for Kaiser Northern California Call Center in Sacramento."
   Scott W. Rairigh, SPSBE '92 (MS), is currently vice president for Virco Lab Inc., a J&J operating company.
   Marcy E. Schwartz, A&S '92 (PhD), is an associate professor of Spanish at Rutgers University. She was interim director of the Latin American Studies program in 2005, and she recently published Photography and Writing in Latin America: Double Exposures, University of New Mexico Press, co-edited with Mary Beth Tierney-Tello.


Mary D. Myers, SPSBE '93, is a 12-month Blum mentor in the Baltimore City Public School System.
   Audrey Mastrangelo Reynolds, A&S '93, '00 (MLA), announces that her son was born on August 29, 2005.
   Edward S. Tuvin, SPSBE '93 (MBA), is one of 25 recipients of the Baltimore CEO Magazine's CEO's Choice Top Advisors Award.


Neil S. Rothman, Engr '94 (PhD), recently became vice president of neuroresearch and development for Infinite Biomedical Technologies.


Sally A. Corcoran, Bol '95, SAIS '97, has accepted a short- term assignment in Cyprus with the United Nations and has started an alumni club there.
   Stephen H. Fisher, Engr '95 (MS), is an independent business owner with PFS Inc. and looking for new associates to open and manage their own offices. He helps families become debt free and financially independent.
   Valerie A. L. Strockbine, Nurs '95, and her husband, Caleb, welcomed the birth of their son, Emery, on November 25, 2005.
   Todd Spitler, A&S '95, is a lieutenant and public affairs officer for the U.S. Navy in Los Angeles.
   Neena F. Thomas-Gosain, A&S '95, SPH '97, has completed her infectious disease fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and has entered private practice. Her husband, Ankush Gosain, A&S '96, completed his PhD in cell biology, neurobiology, and anatomy in June and returned to his surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center.


Robert W. Barnhouse, SPSBE '96 (MS), is the retired assistant chief of police for the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department. He is currently the manager of security services at Westat Inc. in Rockville, Maryland.
   William E. Colligan, A&S '96, writes: "In October 2005, I was promoted to lieutenant colonel and continue to serve on the joint staff in the Pentagon."
   Ilise L. Feitshans, SPH '96, helped to organize a conference called "Right to Learn: The Future of Gifted Special Education," which was held on November 2, 2005, to bring together community leaders, administrators, students, and parents to discuss the future of gifted education and special education.
   Christopher A. Filpi, A&S '96, is living in Chicago. He has completed his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation and is a candidate for a master of science in human resources degree at Loyola University of Chicago.
   Kimberly L. Goldenberg, A&S '96, married Peter Brooks on February 2, 2005, in Switzerland. She is currently studying to take the Foreign Service exam.


Darcel G. Kimble, SPSBE '97, '01 (MBA), has been named vice president and senior manager of external communications for PNC Financial Services Group.
   Natasha A. Klenke, Engr '97, '98 (MS), is living in Mason, Ohio, and recently got engaged, with plans to marry in the spring of 2007.
   Eric S. Metcalf, A&S '97, is pursuing his doctorate in public affairs at the University of Texas in Dallas, while working full time as information systems/fiscal services manager for the City of Longview Police Department.
   Julia C. Tierney, A&S '97, and her husband, Jason, welcomed their first child, Colin Robert, on November 26. They live in Kensington, Maryland.
   Heather J. Watts, Nurs '97, advanced to critical care nurse educator at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, one of the first five certified PCCNs in Oregon and the first at Sunnyside.


Jonathan W. Bress, A&S '98, writes: "My wife, Rachel, and I have a baby boy, Marc Samuel, born on September 18, 2005. I am currently in the middle of a renal fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
   William Cary Lukens, A&S '98, is brokering yachts at Annapolis Sailyard, coaching the Annapolis High School wrestling team, and is a therapist at Psychotherapeutic Treatment Services Inc.
   David B. Openshaw, SPSBE '98 (MS), '01 (MBA), is vice president at Ligon & Ligon Inc., utility contractors in Baltimore.


Lynda Anozie, SPSBE '99, is the coordinator for systemic teacher mentoring for the Baltimore City Public School System.
   Rodney L. Coldren, SPH '99, and his wife, Trish, announce the birth of their son, Kyle.
   Noah Ryan May, A&S '99 (MS), has received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Nicole J. Applehans, Nurs '00, and her husband welcomed the birth of their first child, London Applehans, in 2005.
   Karen Land, SPSBE '00 (MDS), is teaching drama at Gettysburg College. She was happy to be back in Baltimore in 2005 to direct a play at Theatre Project for ARTSCAPE.


Marirose Coulson, SPSBE '01 (MS), co-presented "From Boring to Wow: Security Training That Raises the Bar" at the annual Federal Information Security Educators Association in Rockville, Maryland, on behalf of Booz Allen Hamilton.
   Gwendolyn L. Furr, Engr '01 (MS), works in the Science Operations Center at the University of Arizona for the next mission to Mars, the Phoenix Mars Lander.
   Judith B. Harkins, Nurs '01, '03 (MS/MPH), is an international health consultant focusing on the treatment of HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
   Alonzo F. Joy Jr., SPSBE '01, '02 (MS), retired in 2003 as deputy chief of the Prince George's County Police Department.
   Stephen W. Offut, SAIS '01, and his wife welcomed the birth of their daughter, Adrianna Grace Reynolds Offut, on October 26, 2005.
   Marco A. Ramirez-Oritz, SPH '01, is a pediatric ophthalmologist and director of the Retinoblastoma Clinic at Hospital Infantil de Mexico. He is collaborating with Chiapas Ministry of Health to design programs for preventing avoidable blindness in children and newborns.
   Jennifer A. Smith, A&S '01, married Christopher Como on August 19 in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
   Michelle E. Zavage, A&S '01, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in June.


John Barth, Engr '02, received a master's degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University in April.
   Mathy M. Downing, SPSBE '02 (MS), writes: "Following our daughter's death from the SSRI Zoloft, on January 10, 2004, I have become an avid advocate for public access to all clinical trials of antidepressants."
   B. Thaddeus Ficarra, SPSBE '02 (MBA), is a human resources specialist in the office of disaster assistance of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
   Laurie (George) Flandrau, SPSBE '02 (MS), married Robert Flandrau in April, and they moved to Dallas.
   Niall C. Keleher, Bol '02, A&S '03, graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government with a master's in public administration in international development.
   Svetlana Vassiliouk, SAIS '02, graduated with a doctorate in political science from Hosei University in Tokyo. Her dissertation was titled "Energy Politics in Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations: From Cooperation Initiatives in the 1970s to Cautious Engagement in the 1990s."


Deborah S. Belsky, SPH '03, married Gregory T. Walker in June 2005, and they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Lily Jean Walker, on January 8, 2006.
   Katherine Church, Nurs '03, is working as the health supervisor at a Girl Scout Camp in Bailey, Colorado. She plans to head to Mongolia this fall to pursue public health work.
   Sarah Reeves Cummings, A&S '03, is working with the Peace Corps in Africa.
   Kimberly A. Davis, SPSBE '03 (MBA), passed the uniform certified public accounting exam in November 2005 and became a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland on January 8, 2006.
   Tara Donahue, Nurs '03, has been a NICU nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, for three years.
   Paul Gullatte, SPSBE '03 (Cert), is a certified financial planner, who also works as a compliance analyst for AIG in New York.
   Amy Haimovitz, Nurs '03, is working full time as a case manager for a hospice in Phoenix, Arizona. She writes: "My oldest child, Erica, will apply to the University of Baltimore School of Law this year. My older son, Derek, turned 18 and will attend Catonsville Community College. Aaron will be learning to drive, and Dana will be learning to drive me crazy!"


Todd A. Carpenter, SPSBE '04 (MS), is director of business development with BioOne, an electronic publisher of scholarship in biology and ecology in Washington D.C.
   Sharyn Boissevain Chen, Nurs '04, is a nurse at the University of California-San Francisco on a hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant unit. She recently became an oncology certified nurse and serves as a board member at her local Oncology Nursing Society Chapter.
   John E. Kerr, Nurs '04, writes: "We had a new baby boy, Christophe John Adams Kerr, on November 11, 2004, and we moved to a 13-acre farm near the Maryland- Pennsylvania border."
   Priscilla M. Nemeth, A&S '04 (MA), is brand manager for the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., and she continues her writing.
   Evan T. Perperis, A&S '04, is in Iraq.
   Monica L. Reid, A&S '04 (MS), is currently studying for a PhD in pharmaceutical research at Kings College London.
   Chung-Kwe Wang, SPH '04, is the chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Taipei City Hospital in Taiwan.


Syed K. Ahmed, Engr '05 (MS), is working at WebMethods Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia, as a senior quality assurance engineer.
   Lawrence Connell, SAIS '05, is working as a liaison to the Millennium Challenge Corporation in the State Department Office of Development Finance.
   Janine A. Gately, Nurs '05, is working as a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She married Keith Gerringer on July 22, 2005.
   Ryan K. Johnson, Engr '05 (MS), lives in Baltimore City and continues to work in FPGA design for a local defense contractor. He serves on the board of directors for Bellan Innovations, a research and development firm serving both the private and public sectors.
   John Kotler, SPSBE '05 (MA), is a tutor working with students with learning disabilities and differences at the elementary and secondary levels.
   Mohamed E. Omar, SPSBE '05 (MBA), has been promoted to lead engineer of general dynamics. He and his wife announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha, on December 9, 2005.
   Ravi Satkalmi, SAIS '05 (MA), is currently a Fulbright Scholar in New Delhi, India.
   Mathias Tang, Nanj '05, is working at New Asia Partners in Shanghai as an investment banker.
   Daniel A. Williams, Bol '05, is studying at the HEC School of Management in Paris, where he will complete his MBA in December. He will participate in an exchange program in Shanghai, China, this fall.

Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizes distinguished public service

John William Snow, A&S '88 (MLA), served as secretary of the treasury from 2003 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. Prior to his appointment to the Treasury, he served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of CSX Corporation. A former university trustee and Health Advisory Board member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an alumnus of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Snow has had a career that exemplifies the highest level of leadership in the United States.

Heritage Award
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Roderich M. (Rick) Carr, Engr '78, a managing director for Wachovia Securities Inc. in New York, has long been a dedicated volunteer and staunch supporter of Johns Hopkins. He joined the Alumni Council and the Society of Engineering Alumni Council in 1994. Last month, he completed his two-year term as president of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and university trustee. Mr. Carr is currently a member of the Whiting School's National Advisory Council.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

Nancy S. McKelvey, Nurs '64, is the chief nurse of the American Red Cross, where she oversees the efforts of more than 35,000 paid and volunteer nurses across the United States. She represents the agency to other nursing and health organizations throughout the world and is instrumental in planning national disaster preparedness. She was previously a faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and has held leadership positions in several healthcare organizations, including the National Health Screening Council and ASPO/Lamaze.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognizes personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

F. Suzanne Jenniches, Engr '79 (MS), is vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman's government systems division, overseeing strategic development of defense communications. She led a team responsible for the creation of a powerful and affordable Anthrax detection system for the U.S. Postal Service. Ms. Jenniches is a member of the Whiting School National Advisory Council and is the former chair of the Engineering Professional Programs Advisory Council.

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