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JOHN HAMILTON ALLAN, MD (Med) '29, of Stevenson, Md., is married and has two grown children.

ROBERT L. KELLY, of South Merritt Island, Fla., worked at Atwater Kent for six years after graduation. When the company closed, he went to RCA and retired from there in 1972, after 37 years of service.

HUBER F. KLEMME, MDiv Union Theological Seminary '32, of Sandusky, Ohio, writes: "Since Miriam's death, I'm living at a retirement center. I am without a car and dependent upon the center for necessary transportation to medical appointments, shopping, and family visits. I am otherwise in reasonable health, enjoying activities provided here--some reading, music, and television. Greetings to all fellow '29ers!"

A retired captain in the U.S. Navy, LLOYD E. ROOT, of Bellevue, Wash., and his wife are active in their condominium management and have a "fine rose garden on condo grounds." They spend the month of February in Hawaii every year and sometimes visit San Francisco.

WILLIAM N. ROSSER, of Willow Street, Pa., is still enjoying golf, gardening, photography, and travel. He is heading up some senior activities for his local Presbyterian Church and has visited Mexico, Switzerland, Israel, and Bermuda in the past year. He writes: "Living at Valley Lakes Manor near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is like being on a permanent cruise."

ARNOLD L. FIELD, MD Duke Univ. '39, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retired from medical practice in 1985.

Partner emeritus of Alex. Brown & Sons, SAMUEL HOPKINS, JD Univ. of Md. '38, of Baltimore, retired from the Baltimore City Planning Commission in 1995 and the Baltimore City Arts Commission in 1996.

MILLARD T. LANG, of Lutherville, Md., is a member of the National Hall of Lacrosse, the National Hall of Soccer, the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, the Maryland State Soccer Hall of Fame, the Baltimore Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the JHU Athletic Hall of Fame.

CHARLES F. SQUIRE, of Houston, Texas, is a research science worker in war and peace. He has published original work and two books on physics, which are in the MSE Library at Hopkins. He is married and has three children.

STANLEY WAGNER, MA Columbia Univ. '36, of Baltimore, writes: "Retired now since 1977 from the Baltimore Department of Education, I still go back to Baltimore City College. I was on the faculty there for 21 years and have served on their Hall of Fame Committee for many years. I also have served JHU lacrosse and other sports as ticket manager, since they re-instated admission. The City of Baltimore honored me for my volunteer activities with Meals on Wheels, Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, Northwest Baltimore Corporation, and Jewish Family Services."

C. UMHAU WOLF, BA '38, MST '41 Capitol Univ., PhD Univ. of Hartford '42, of Austin, Texas, is writing a five-volume history of Lutheranism in the 19th century in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The first two volumes are in print. He also is researching his family genealogy.

MILTON TUERK, DOS New York Univ. '41, MD New York Univ. '50, of Patchogue, N.Y., has retired from his practice of plastic surgery after 45 years. He recently had the honor of having a cleft palate clinic named in his honor at St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

WILLIAM FRANK GILES JR., of Parkville, Md., is a new resident at Oak Crest Village, a retirement community. He is married and has three children.

SAMUEL S. GREENSTEIN, MD Middlesex Medical School '43, of Lowell, Mass., collects old illustrated children's books and reads a lot. He is married and has three children.

ALBERT O. HECHT, of West Orange, N.J., has been blind since 1982. He has been very involved with producing and selling videos with second audio programming (SAP) for the blind and the visually impaired.

IRVIN I. KLEIN, of Baltimore, has been "happily retired for 15 years." He and his wife, Ethel, do a lot of traveling.

ROBERT C. LINTHICUM, of Severna Park, Md., spends his winters in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. He is retired and enjoys watercolor painting.

ROBERT C. ODELL, of New Berlin, Wis., is retired. He is married and enjoys researching genealogy.

HARRY P. PORTER JR., of Timonium, Md., writes: "Most of my time is spent with my wife, my grandchildren, my great granddaughter, and my computer."

ZOEL M. RADNER, MBA New York Univ. '52, of Rockville, Md., wonders: "How many of us are around from Engineering '29? This ex-New Englander got to like the Maryland climate in 1934-35, when I first came to Baltimore."

KENNETH H. GRIM, MS (ENG) '48, of West Simsbury, Conn., has been retired from Combustion Engineering since 1990. He is involved in volunteer work with Visiting Nurses, Meals on Wheels, and a local nursing home.

LEWIS HICKS, MSME (ENG) '48, of Tega Cay, S.C., is married and has two children. He is involved with the U.S. Power Squadron-- Geodetic Markers.

"I retired from the University of Connecticut in 1976 with 29 years of service," writes DAVID A. IVRY, MBA Univ. of Pa. '45, of Storrs, Conn. "Then I retired from the University of Hartford after eight years of service. I still teach a course at University of Connecticut in risk management every fall, and I am still active in the program I founded at the University of Hartford in 1982, to broaden the professional pool of black students in the field of insurance."

MORTIN J. MACKS, of Delray Beach, Fla., who is retired, is interested in golf, tennis, and physical fitness. He also is working to improve secondary education.

1944 MD (Med): ELMER HOFFMAN retired from the practice of surgery in 1994. He is currently emeritus assistant professor of surgery at Hopkins and emeritus chief of the department of surgery at the Northwest Hospital Center. A lectureship has been named in his honor at the Northwest Hospital Department of Surgery. He is doing consultant work on issues dealing with quality assurance and patient care. He and his wife, Sherry, play bridge and golf, and do a fair amount of traveling. They spend part of the winter in Longboat Key, Florida, and they are enjoying their grandchildren.

BARBARA YOUNG, BS Knox College '42, who has a private psychiatric practice in Baltimore, received a 1998 Alumni Achievement Award from Knox College. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Society. As a photographer, she had her first solo show in 1960. Her photographs have won numerous awards and have been exhibited throughout the United States.

1946 MD (Med): A. VALDEMAR GUDE, of Atlanta, Ga., writes: "Having enjoyed 10 happy years of retirement living in the mountains of Big Canoe, Georgia, Donna and I have come home to Atlanta to be closer to our five daughters and 12 grandchildren."

LEON J. CONDON, of Los Angeles, writes: "Since my retirement as president of Kennington Ltd. in April 1997, I have been traveling in Europe. I went to Argentina last August to ski, then skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, last Christmas and New Year's. In March, it was off to the Dolomites of Italy for more skiing. This April, I flew to Singapore with my grandson to visit with my son Douglas and his family, who came from Sri Lanka, where he is stationed with USAID as a Foreign Service officer."

1948 MD (Med): F. HANSELL (HANK) WATT, of Thomasville, Ga., is the 1998 recipient of the I.B. Harrison, M.D., Humanitarian Award. This award, given by Capital Health Plan and the Capital Medical Society, recognizes a local physician whose career best represents Dr. Harrison's exemplary values: skill, integrity, compassion, and commitment to community.

1949 MD (Med): CHARLES M. SINN, of Mill Creek, Wash., spends his winters in Florida. He writes: "After a wonderful life in the practice of medicine, I am enjoying retirement immensely."

HAROLD I. GULLAN is the author of The Upset that Wasn't: Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948, published by Ivan R. Dee of Chicago. He is an independent scholar, living in Philadelphia. His work on presidential politics has appeared in Presidential Studies Quarterly.

RICHARD ROSE, professor of public policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, launched a program of sample surveys covering 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe in the former Soviet Union, to better understand mass response to societal transformation. Leading epidemiologists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and University College, London, are cooperating with him in efforts to pinpoint reasons why life expectancy has been falling there.

EDWARD C. PERKO, BMC Univ. of Calif., of Potomac, Md., writes: "As I come to the end of a career dedicated to the engineering and construction of fossil-fired power plants, I find myself involved with the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear power plants--an ironic twist of fate!"

President of Signature Eye Associates, O. DAVID SOLOMON, MD Univ. of Pittsburgh '58, of Beachwood, Ohio, is married and has three children. He writes: "My golf game is improving! I even broke 100 once!"

WILLIAM T. STOCKHAUSEN, BS Univ. of Missouri '66, MS Ohio State Univ. '72, of Lee's Summit, Mo., is a retired Army colonel. He writes: "I retired for the second time in March 1997, after eight and a half years as the public works department director and city engineer for the City of Lee's Summit. Jo and I have spent much of the time since then traveling to Florida, Virginia, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji."

ARTHUR WASKOW, PhD Univ. of Wis. '63, of Philadelphia, received an interdenominational ordination in 1995. He is director of The Shalom Center in Philadelphia. He writes: "Four books I have authored or co-authored have been published in the last several years--one with my brother, HOWARD WASKOW '57, on Becoming Brothers. The rest of the books are on Jewish theology, spirituality, and practice from a 'Jewish renewal' standpoint. In 1996, I was named by the United Nations as one of 40 'Wisdom Keepers' in connection with the Habitat II conference. After 17 years in Philadelphia, I am moving to Accord, New York, in the Hudson Valley, where my wife will be co-director of a Jewish-renewal retreat center, and I will continue writing, speaking, and organizing Jewish and inter-religious efforts."

STEVENSON YOST, of Saint Helena, Calif., is nationally ranked in squash doubles.

RICHARD PORTERFIELD, will retire next summer after 38 years as history professor at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). For 13 years, he was chairman of the history department. He writes: "I am returning to Maryland to look for surviving members of '55 history."

PAUL COX JR., of Virginia Beach, Va., writes: "Since retiring in 1995, I am consulting (a little), serving on the board of directors as chairman of ATS Money Systems in New Jersey, and volunteering for Whiting School Leadership fundraising. Trudy and I travel a great deal--Eastern Europe last year, China this year. I struggle to get better at golf, which at my rate of improvement, I should be playing my age at 102! We are busy, relaxed, and enjoying Rebecca Grace, our new granddaughter (class of 2016), and are appreciating life in Baltimore, Virginia Beach, North Carolina, and Vail!"

GUNTIS "GUS" ELKSNIS, of Ellicott City, Md., is retired and enjoying golf, gardening, woodworking, his computer, and his grandchildren. He is married and has two children.

RICHARD M. EPAND, PhD Columbia Univ. '64, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, professor of biochemistry at McMaster University, is the recipient of the 1999 Avanti Award in Lipids Research, to be presented in February in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society.

A board member for Talbot Bank, RONALD FOX, of Oxford, Md., is married and has three children. He is president of Oxford Town Commissioners.

MICHAEL GARRICK, PhD (A&S) '63, of Getzville, N.Y., who is married and has a daughter, is professor at SUNY--Buffalo. He writes: "I found the major iron transporter for mammals, named Nramp2 or DCT1, now renamed DMT1 for divalent metal transporter 1. It allows iron to enter the gastrointestinal tract, exit endosomes during intracellular trafficking, and may be dysregulated in hereditary hemochromatosis. The discovery was published in Proc. National Academy of Science U.S.A. in February 1998."

PETER K. IBER, MA '61, PhD Grad Army War College '88, of Peoria, Ariz., is a national and international judge and stamp exhibitor. He is the winner of international gold medals and the publisher of an international stamp specialty journal, in addition to being the author of a specialty stamp handbook. He retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel, and since then, he has been a desktop publisher and beta tester for major software corporations. He is married and has four children.

WILLIAM PATTERSON JR., of Cartaxo, Portugal, is a partner at William Patterson, Lda, an export agency specializing in decorative accessories. He also is the owner of Sociedade Agricola Quinta da Ribeira Fria, Lda, a farm that mainly produces grapes for wine.

Director of engineering research for Information Security, LEON J. TAYLOR JR., MSEE Carnegie Mellon Univ. '61, PhD (ENG) '64, of Baltimore, is married to Janet Hatter Taylor.

RUD TURNBULL, LLB Univ. of Md. '64, LLM Harvard Law School, of Lawrence, Kansas, is listed in Who's Who in America (1998). He is a professor at the University of Kansas. He is married and has three children.

NEIL A. ZARIN, MSE Princeton Univ. '62, PhD Univ. of Mich. '69, of Watertown, Mass., is semi-retired, but works part-time doing telephone fundraising for charitable and political organizations. He writes: "I spend much spare time 'surfing the net.'"

1959 MD (Med): FRANK W. JACKSON, is president of the Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology for 1998-99. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He was founder of the Central Pennsylvania Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in the 1970s and remained president until 1997. He was the first chief of gastroenterology at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg and is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Society, American College of Physicians, and American Society of Internal Medicine. Active on the staff at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill and Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, he has a great interest in patient education. He has written most of the patient education material on drugs, procedures, and gastroenterology diseases, and edited the diets that are provided to patients as part of their medical care. His office website is

1962 PhD: RONALD J. BAUMGARTEN received his 8th Amoco Silver Circle Teaching Award in 1998. He still "most fondly and vividly" remembers the very first class he ever taught as a teaching assistant at JHU on Saturday mornings in the fall of 1956. He writes: "There were many excellent students in that small section."

FRED CAPLAN, of Sanford, N.C., who retired December 1995 from Charles Pfizer, Coty Division, is currently consulting for various manufacturing facilities. He is in the process of building a new home and relocating to the Myrtle Beach area. He and his wife, Jamie, have three sons: Lenny, the oldest, graduated from UNC and is production manager with Black & Decker in Augusta, Georgia. Their middle son, PJ, graduated from ASU and is in computer information systems with Burlington Industries. David, their youngest, is studying political science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He writes: "It's nice when the Blue Jays beat UNC in lacrosse!" His e-mail address is

RAYMOND B. JOHNSON, MBA Loyola Univ. '81, of Gibsonia, Pa., is chief financial officer and vice president of administration for Pitt-Ohio Express, a seven-state regional trucking firm. He and his wife, Barb, have two children, both of whom were married this year.

Project consultant for Comsys, FREDERICK JOHN KLUTH, MEd Univ. of Akron '87, of Kent, Ohio, also is coordinator for environmental science and resource management of the Senior Council of the Ohio Academy of Science. He makes woodcuts, which he has exhibited internationally.

GERALD C. MACKS, MS George Washington Univ. '69, of Baltimore, is operations consultant for Helix Health. He retired from federal service in 1997, after 26 years at the NIH Clinical Center.

MARVIN MENGEL, MD (Med) '67, of Geneva, Fla., medical director of Lake County Services for Orlando Regional Healthcare System, is working toward a law degree and a new career in medical administration.

Distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University, MARK MONMONIER, PhD Penn. State Univ. '69, of Syracuse, N.Y., is married and has one child.

1964 MA (A&S): FRANK DE CARO has had his book, Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys, published by Louisiana State University. He is currently professor of English at Louisiana State University and the author or editor of four other books. In June, he received a 1998 Preservation Award, presented by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, for advancing the knowledge and preservation of Louisiana folklife and folklore through his scholarship, writing, and teaching.

JOSEPH L. DEVITIS, MEd '69, of Oneonta, N.Y., is the co-author of To Serve and Learn: The Spirit of Community in Liberal Education (Peter Long, 1998). A professor of education and human development at the State University of New York at Binghamton, he also is president-elect of the Society of Professors of Education.

ISAAC M. COLBERT, of Dorchester, Mass., will be the new chair of the board of trustees at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has been a board member since 1991, and is the senior associate dean for graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

NOEL C. BURNHAM, JD Boston Univ. '72, of Wilmington, Del., is vice president of Wilmington Trust Company. He is secretary and general counsel for Drew-I Ltd., Drew-VIII Ltd., Brandywine Finance Corporation, 100 West Tenth Street Corporation, and Compton Realty Corporation. He has been admitted to the New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania bars, and is associated with the American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, in addition to several other law organizations. He is listed in Who's Who in U.S. Commercial & Savings Banking.

ROBERT PAUL CHURCHILL, of Arlington, Va., is the chair of the department of philosophy at the George Washington University. He also is director of Peace Studies Programs at that university. In addition, he serves as director of the executive board of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World.

RICHARD S. FRARY, of New York, is president of Tallwood Associates, Inc. He is active in the U.S. real estate markets on the East Coast, and in Ohio, California, and Texas. He owns apartments, shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, hotels, and land. In addition, he is active in merchant banking and investment banking for medium-size companies.

Director of operations for JC Computer Services, DEAN A. GLENN, MBA Univ. of Va. '71, of Vienna, Va., is married and has three children.

GARY P. GOTTLIEB, MD Temple Univ. '73, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, is a partner in Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland. He founded the Mind-Body Institute in Cleveland, which offers courses in holistic healing using mind/body concepts.

"After a year and a half working with local government," writes NATHANIEL S. GREENWOOD, MSW Univ. of Pittsburgh '76, of Charlotte, N.C., "I have returned to the private sector to continue my consulting work. Based in Charlotte, I continue to consult in the West, Northeast, and southern United States."

SHIRLEY HOLDEN HELBERG, MA Md. Institute of Art , is the National Scholarship Chair for The National League of American Pen Women scholarships for mature women.

ERIC L. HERZOG, PhD Mass. Institute of Tech. '73, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., is president of Quest Consulting, which has offices throughout California, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, New Jersey, and Boston.

1969 MA (SAIS): GERALD W. SCOTT, of Newport, R.I., has been transferred from his position as ambassador to Gambia to the position of international affairs advisor to the president of the Naval War College.

LAWRENCE B. COLEMAN, PhD Univ. of Penna. '75, of Sacramento, Calif., is professor of physics at the University of California, Davis. His faculty colleagues have chosen him to be the vice chair of the systemwide University of California Academic Senate for the 1998-99 academic year and chair for 1999-2000.

JOHN ULLMAN, of Corning, N.Y., received the Greater Corning Area Chamber of Commerce 1997 Small Businessperson of the Year Award. He established his financial management company--John G. Ullman & Associates of Corning--in 1978, after working at Corning Inc.

LARRY PINCUS, MD N.Y. Medical College '76, is an allergist at the Permanente Medical Group in Pleasanton, Calif.

MARVIN L. EGOLF writes: "In addition to being president of LGM Enterprises, Inc., I was recruited by Advanced Management Technology Inc. (AMTI) to join them as program manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Administrative Services Center's (TASC) Telecommunications Operations and Services (TOPS) division in Washington. While learning many new acronyms, I lead a contract staff who helps run the 74th largest telephone company in the USA. We have 21,000 users and 25,000 lines, so there is never a dull moment. I recently finished a term of service as the president of the Greater Baltimore chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and I have been elected to the board of directors of the Woodland Run Homeowners Association."

1973 PhD (ENG): MOHAMED GAD-EL-HAK, of Granger, Ind., has received the Freeman Scholar Award from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his application, The Fluid Mechanics of Microdevices. Professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, he also serves as consultant to the governments of Egypt, France, Germany, and the United States; the United Nations; and numerous industrial organizations. He has been a member of several advisory panels for the departments of Defense and Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Science Foundation. He has published over 270 articles and presented 160 invited lectures.

1973 MD (Med): CHARLES J. HOMCY was elected to the board of directors of COR Therapeutics Inc. He will continue to serve as executive vice president, research and development, at COR. Prior to joining the company in 1995, he served as president of the Medical Research Division of American Cyanamid-Lederle Laboratories, responsible for worldwide drug research and development.

1973 MD (Med): JOHN B. PENNY JR., of Boston, has been appointed to serve on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. As a movement disorders neurologist, he has always been interested in dystonia. He is a professor of neurology at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in movement disorders neurology, basal ganglia anatomy, and physiology. He became involved with the Dystonia Foundation after receiving a research grant last year to study the expression of candidate genes for early-onset generalized dystonia in the human brain.

1973 MD (Med): JOHN J. RICOTTA, a distinguished academic vascular surgeon, has joined the faculty of SUNY-Stony Brook, where he is chief of surgery at University Hospital and Medical Center and medical director of the newly formed Surgical Hospital. He is also director of the residency training programs in both general surgery and general vascular surgery. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, he is board-certified with special competency in vascular surgery. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has served as the president of the Rochester Vascular Society, the Western New York Vascular Society, and as secretary and recorder of the Eastern Vascular Society.

RALPH E. JOZEFOWICZ, MD Columbia Univ. '79, has received the American Neurological Association's Teacher's Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in teaching neurology students. A member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, he completed residencies in internal medicine and neurology, as well as a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is currently associate professor of neurology and medicine, and associate chair for education programs in the department of neurology at the University of Rochester. He has been repeatedly recognized for his teaching and has won numerous teaching awards.

1975 PhD (A&S): RENE J. MULLER, of Baltimore, has published his fourth book, titled Beyond Marginality: Constructing a Self in the Twilight of Western Culture (Praeger, 1998).

1977 MA (A&S): CHARLES LEWIS has been named a recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly know as the "genius" award. Formerly a producer at CBS's 60 Minutes, he founded The Center for Public Integrity in 1990. The center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts and publishes investigative journalism. He is the author of the center's widely acclaimed book, The Buying of the President (Avon, 1996), and is interviewed hundreds of times each year by the national and international news media. In late 1997, he launched a new project, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an unprecedented network of the world's premier investigative reporters.

1977 MS (CS): DANIEL P. POSSUMATO, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been selected to attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., for this academic year. He also sold a play that was broadcast by the BBC a few years ago, in which the villain, a Soviet spy, held a degree in physics from JHU.

JOHN STOVER, MM San Francisco Conservatory '80, of Petaluma, Calif., is a concert and recording artist and a stockbroker at Edward Jones. He writes: "I signed a worldwide distribution deal with K-Tel for 'A Virtuoso Christmas.' I am a single dad with a seven-year-old son, Skyler, who claims he will pitch faster than Roger Clemens when he grows up."

JOHN PETERSEN, MD Univ. of Va. '85, is a radiation oncologist at Indian River Regional Cancer Center in Vero Beach, Florida.

1981 MA: KEVIN BJERREGAARD, JD Univ. of Minn. '86, has joined the international law firm of McDermott, Will& Emery as partner.

1981 MEd (CS): FRANCIS D. POLK, BS Univ. of Md., JD Univ. of Baltimore, of Toms River, N.J., is dean of business, computer, and engineering studies at Ocean County College. He writes: "I love New Jersey, but I am really tired of Princeton winning the lacrosse championships."

DAVID BIDERMAN, of Vienna, Va., writes: "I recently moved to Vienna and am employed as counsel for the Environmental Industry Associations. I am involved in environmental and constitutional law issues."

1986 MS: VALERIE RESTIFE, of Annapolis, Md., is assistant director of education at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Washington.

ANNE BAUGHMAN BAIN, of Cincinnati, Ohio, writes: "My husband, Jordan, and I are very happy to announce the arrival of our third child, Catherine Marie Bain, born on April 2 at 10:15 a.m. I am still president / CEO of The Armrel-Byrnes Co., a heavy-highway construction company. We are happy to have ALEX PARIKH '89 and his wife and daughter in town with us as he finishes his surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati."

Associate professor at the School of Medicine, UFRGS, Brazil, PAULO BELMONTE DE ABREU, of Brazil, has received a new grant to study the mental health of the homeless population of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil.

ANNETTE E. KUSSMAUL, MD New York Medical College '93, MPH Columbia School of Public Health '97, recently completed a chief residency in general preventive medicine at SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine. She has accepted a position as medical officer with the Health Care Financing Administration, Division of Clinical Standards and Quality, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA).

"June was a busy month," writes MICHAEL D. KWAN, of San Antonio. "I finished my cardiology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center (the end of 26 continuous years in school!), was promoted to major, and received the Army Achievement Medal for placing second in basic science research. Although I'll be staying on as staff in San Antonio, I'll spend the fall at the Texas Heart Institute to learn cardiac transplantation. On my return, I'll be the medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Same Day Surgery, and the assistant medical director of the cardiac transplant service at BAMC. To all our old friends--Moose passed on this May, and we miss him greatly. Dee [DEANNA L. DANCE-KWAN '88], has one more year of her pediatrics residency, so don't change our address in your book from pencil to pen just yet!"

1988 PhD (A&S): PETER LUKEHART, of Camp Hill, Pa., director of the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College, was named this year's recipient of the college's Distinguished Academic Professional Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon an academic professional at Dickinson by his or her peers. Before arriving at the college, he served as assistant curator for the Department of Southern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 1990 to 1992, and visiting assistant professor at George Mason University from 1988 to 90. He also held other positions at the National Gallery and has lectured at Moravian College and Lehigh University. He has written and edited several books and articles and has given numerous lectures across the country.

1988 MLA (CS): JAN A. SCOTT, MA Columbia Univ. '97, of Peninsula, Ohio, has become executive director of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools. She is working on her doctorate in leadership and organizational development, focusing on women and leadership.

ERIN BURNS, MA (SAIS) '90, of Atlanta, is senior editor of CARE USA; this follows a stint as press officer for CARE and a year editing an English-language newspaper (Bolivian Times) in La Paz, Bolivia. She was married in August 1994.

"I graduated in 1989 with plans to venture forth and enter the world of Washington," writes ALEX GADEA. "After trying some non-profit jobs, I bounced around from career-path to career-path, until 1995, when I founded an Internet web-hosting company called Virtualscape Inc. The company has quickly gained respect as one of the top 25 web hosting companies in the world. When I look back, I have absolutely no idea how I've gotten here- -especially since I barely passed my one computer course at JHU. However, I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. I would like to hear from any other Hopkins grads who have entered the Internet and new media fields, especially in Silicon Alley in N.Y., to do some networking, so to speak!"

ELENA M. LLIVINA, MD Tulane Univ. '93, of Tucson, Ariz., writes: "I am a second-year dermatology resident at the University of Arizona, and my husband, Keith M. Harrigill, is completing an ob/gyn fellowship in perinatology. We both love Tucson's scenic desert atmosphere, and I am fast becoming an expert at treating skin cancers. We have a handsome, precocious one-year-old son, Graham Christian, whose favorite toy is a little, stuffed bluejay."

ALIASGHAR MOHYUDDIN, MD Hahnemann Univ. '93, of Wichita, Kansas, joined the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas in July 1997.

1990 MA (SAIS): ANDREA NICOLAJ, who is living in Senegal, writes: "After four years of posting in Romania in the Delegation of the European Commission as economic advisor, I am moving now to Senegal to work on economic development cooperation for the same institution. The work in Romania has been exciting. By moving to Senegal, I go back to my old passion--Africa--which reflects my specialization in African Studies at SAIS, where I studied under the careful and inspiring guidance of Dr. Zartman."

1990 PhD (A&S): CONNIE RODRIQUEZ, BA Univ. of Richmond '77, associate professor and chair of the classics department at Loyola University New Orleans, has been appointed interim associate dean of that university's College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to maintaining a full teaching load, she has advised students in the classics program since 1989 and has served on numerous boards on campus. For the past two years, she has co-chaired Loyola's Women's Center, helping to transform it into one of the university's most valuable resources. She has published several articles within the classics field and presented several papers to regional and national professional groups.

GREG FORTSCH, JD Seton Hall Univ. '94, of Arlington, Va., is an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He writes: "Since April 1997, I have been an appellate attorney for the General Counsel's Office. On November 29, 1997, I married Laura Rhodes. In attendance at our wedding were groomsmen CHUCK CONNOLLY '91, JIM GIRARDY '91, MATT ROSENGART '91, and ART YOON '91. Guests included VICKI WARIVONEHIK '91, KEVIN FITZPATRICK '91, MARINA SVETLOV '91, ANDREA MARSH '91, ANDY PRIOR '91, TJ CHEN '91, ASMA NAEEM '91, JANET LEE '91, MIKE LISAK '91, MONIQUE SLATER '91, AMY RITSKI-WARREN '95, and BILL WARREN '94.

V. FRANKLIN SECHRIEST II, was sworn in as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve (Medical Corps) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16. The ceremony was officiated by his brother Walter. He is currently on a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh's Musculoskeletal Research Center, and will report to the University of Minnesota (at Minneapolis) in early 1999 to begin his orthopedic residency.

1991 PhD (A&S): ELIZABETH JAMES and MARK D. PEASE, PhD (A&S) '93, announce the birth of their son Timothy James Pease. He joins his brother Joshua, who is four years old. She is the technical director for Edu-BioTech, Inc., a company that develops and distributes molecular biotechnology kits to schools, universities, and retail outlets.

MARISA DELACRUZ IRVINE and JERRY IRVINE, of Bethesda, Md., have a "future Blue Jay," Ryan Paul Irvine, born on September 8, 1997. She is doing children's health policy at the Child Development Center, which is part of the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University. He is working as the press secretary at the Democratic Leadership Council.

CAREN LEVINE has been performing throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia with soprano Barbara Bonney and violinist Nadja Salersno-Sonnenberg for the past two years. She has joined the faculty at California State University, Chico, as assistant professor and director of the piano/accompanying program.

CHAD MYNHIER writes: "After I left Hopkins, I went to work for IBM Federal Systems Company in Gaithersburg, Md. After a couple of years, I went on to get my master's degree in computer science at the University of Tennessee. I worked for the department for a couple of years after finishing my degree, and now I'm going to start working on my PhD in computer science at Princeton. While I'm in New Jersey, I'll probably hang out with SEAN DIGIOVANNA '91, and I hope to see JULIO NAVAS '91. Rumor has it that FLOYD BULLARD '91 is in New York, so maybe I'll take the train in and look him up."

PARESH SHAH, MD Hahnemann '96, of Macungie, Pa., is a third-year resident at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He and his wife announce the birth of their son on November 21, 1997.

1992 DMA (Peabody): DEREK ANTHONY, of Hong Kong, performed the role of Colline, the Philospher, with an international cast in Puccini's opera La Boheme at the Hong Kong Cultural Center and in Beijing this year. He also will be performing a major comic role, Dr. Bartolo, in Rossini's Barber of Seville at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in March, and the role of Dr. Falke in Johann Strauss's famous Viennese operetta Die Fledermaus in April for the Provisional Urban Council of Hong Kong. Since his professional debut in Germany, he has sung over 50 roles on stage.

1992 MA (SAIS): STEPHEN FLEISCHER, JD Iowa Univ. '93, of Chicago, is an attorney in the London litigation department of the Chicago office of Lord Bissell & Brook (LBB). He writes: "I was recently married to Elisa Sawtell of Chicago. Many SAIS grads were at the wedding, and they misbehaved, as usual!"

ALEXIS T. ALEXANDER EPPERLY recently graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and was commissioned to her present rank of lieutenant.

JIM C. HU, MPH/MD Baylor College '98, Los Angeles, writes: "Finally no longer a student, I am starting my residency training in urology at UCLA medical center along with numerous Hopkins graduates."

KRISTA HEGBURG left her job with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington to start a PhD in anthropology at Columbia University.

"Dan Taylor and I were married in May," writes ANGIE REVIS, of Baltimore. "The ceremony was held at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, and the reception was at The Cloisters. We honeymooned for two weeks in Ireland. LYNN SCHOW is largely responsible for our meeting and engagement (both took place at PJs), and she was our maid of honor. PHYLLIS SCHNECK and SAMANTHA MARKS were also in our wedding party."

1993 MD (Med): HIDETAKA KATABUCHI, of Kumamoto, Japan, is assistant professor in the department of ob/gyn at Kumamoto University School of Medicine.

1993 MA (SAIS): SHELDON YETT has been in Burundi with the United Nations for the past two years. He currently oversees UNICEF's emergency programming there. Last October, he married Sharon Kellman, an American he met in Kenya.

"I wanted to write and let you know what had been happening recently," writes CLAUDIA DIGIAIMO-NUNEZ, of Tampa, Fla. "My husband, Pedro, and I graduated from The University of South Florida College of Medicine this past May. We also greeted our first child on April 21. His name is Nicholas Stephen Nunez. He was baptized on May 3, and RACHEL LAUADIO '94 is his godmother. He has many honorary aunts and uncles, including MARNEY ZELL-GUNDLACH '94, SHAUN TERRILL '94, and REBECCA GORDON '94. I am taking a year off to play Mom and get settled in our new house before beginning a residency in psychiatry next July. As you can see, 1998 has been a busy year for me!"

KRISTIN GIANNINI, of Salem, Mass., graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in May 1998, and is now a family practice resident at Beverly Hospital.

TUNG LAI, of Brooklyn, N.Y., writes: "I finally finished medical school and will be doing my residency in internal medicine at SUNY-Brooklyn."

"After graduation, I spent some time in publishing," writes JULIAN LEE, of Lawrenceville, N.J., "but quickly found myself working in the securities industry instead. I am currently a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch in the Lawrenceville office. Although this work finds me busy much of the time, I'd love to hear from classmates or alumni who might want to discuss finances, investments, or planning at 800-825-2790, regardless of geography. I still keep in touch with MEETUL SHAH '94, a recent UIC Medical School graduate; EDWARD PONTEE '94, who is halfway through his MFA in poetry at the University of Michigan; and JIM COLEY '95, a web site writer/designer."

DAVID A. VICIC, of Rochester, N.Y., received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Rochester. He will be heading to the California Institute of Technology to begin his postdoctoral work.

CARTER D. FRANTZ received a JD degree from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.

MELANIE S. HARRIS, MA SAIS '96, of Satellite Beach, Fla., writes: "I am excited to say that Yaounde, Cameroon, will be my new home beginning in November. I have recently changed jobs, moving from the private sector to become a political officer in the foreign service of the Department of State. I will be working in the American Embassy in Yaounde and reporting on political and economic developments in Africa. I'm quite excited about moving to Africa and am looking forward to representing the U.S. in diplomatic circles there."

JOHN Y. KIM writes: "Greetings and salutations from Seoul, Korea. Since arriving here just prior to the onset of Asia's financial turmoil, I have learned invaluable lessons about the struggles of a country and region in economic duress. After working for a year at New York-based Medialink Worldwide, I came to Seoul to work as a producer/reporter for Maeil Business TV News. As the anchor of Korea's only daily English language business program, I was able to offer a new perspective on a country in crisis. I recently left MBN to accept a position as aide to Governor You Jong-Keun, the economic advisor to President Kim Dae-Jung, at the Foreign Investment Office he established here in Seoul last April. I am happy to inform you that the JHU name has only gained in significance and prestige here in Korea as the nation prepares to play a leading role in the emergent information technology era. My best wishes to all and to anyone who may be thinking about investing here in Korea. I think you know who to call for help. Take care and long live Hopkins."

SARA CLEMENCE, MA (A&S ) '98, writes: "I just finished my master's degree at Hopkins in Writing Seminars and Digital Media. I am now a freelance whatever-they-will-pay-me-for! I recently saw DEVON CHIVVIS at GHIDA ALJUBURI's birthday dinner, and I keep in touch with SARAH YAVORSKY, who now lives in Hong Kong. I will teach a summer class with PAUL FISHER; I heard recently from ROBYN GOLDMAN, DOROTHY CHOI, NIL GULER, and JEFF BOOTH. I bumped into ALEX GLASS at Kramer Books, and I hang out sometimes with DAN EWING in Washington, and JOHN MERRYMAN, who lives down the hall."

JIM LELESZI, MHA Medical College of Va. '99, of Las Vegas, writes: "I am currently working as a management resident at Sierra Health Service's corporate headquarters. There is never a dull moment in the City of Sin."

CHERI NIELSEN, of Davis, Calif., research assistant for small animal surgery at the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, writes: "After six years in Baltimore, I am happy to be back on the West Coast, and I enjoyed the summer without humidity! Sierra, my Great Dane, and I are settling into the college-town atmosphere of Davis, and I have started vet school. I still see RISA DECKER '96, who is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor in Boston, where she is working on a novel."

1996 MA (SAIS): ROBERT BANNISTER, BA American Univ. '91, MBA Wharton '98, of Miami Beach, Fla., is senior associate with International Generating Company.

1996 MPH (PH): JODI GOLDSTEIN graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in May and has accepted a position with the Washington office of Ropes & Gray, where she will be practicing health law and doing some legislative work. Her e-mail address is

1996 MA (SAIS): ELAINE C. THOMAS writes: "I will be starting a new job as a small development organization adviser in Somaliland, northwest Somalia. I will be working for the Catholic Institute for International Relations, an NGO based in London. In Somaliland, I will work with HAVOYOCO (Hargeisa Voluntary Youth Committee), a local organization that helps get kids off the streets through projects like street performing, tree planting, and sanitation programs. Although I will not work directly with the children, I will help the staff with capacity building, strategic planning, fundraising, and financial management. My husband, Nick, who has just finished his MA in rural development, will be looking for a work in Somaliland--an independent country where the camels outnumber the human population, which is largely nomadic!"

TRACI BEACH, of Los Angeles, writes: "After graduation I moved to L.A. to work as a legal assistant in Robert Shapiro's office. I'm living with CARL FORSTER, right next door to ANNIE GRANATSTEIN. Last spring, I spent eight weeks assisting with a securities fraud case in the 4th Circuit in Virginia. This was the biggest securities case ever to go to a jury. They found in favor of our clients--a huge victory after so many months of preparation. It was a fantastic experience. I also got to see CARA VIVARELLI '97, TODD O'NEAL '97, VANESSA BAKERT '97, STACY BENNETT '96, JENN ASKANAZI '96, and CARLENE BARENTS '96 at the alumni baseball/Hopkins/Loyola lacrosse weekend." She has begun law school at Loyola Marymount.

CHARLES BOTT, of Jamesville, Va., has received Virginia Tech's highly competitive Cunningham Fellowship, which recognizes students' outstanding credentials and potential as doctoral degree candidates. He is a PhD student in civil engineering.

MICHAEL MCELENEY, who "has been dodging wild fires in Florida for the summer," has begun the Georgetown National Security Studies program.

A graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, EVAN ZAMIR, of San Carlos, Calif., will be working toward a PhD in biomedical engineering. His e-mail address is

1997 MM (Peabody): JONATHAN ATLESON, of Rochester, N.Y., is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in music theory at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He was one of 10 University of Rochester graduate students to receive a four-year Sproull Fellowship and was Eastman's only recipient last year. Recently, he received a grant from Eastman's director to continue work on a multimedia tutorial website for music theory fundamentals. This website is a joint project with Dr. Pamela Poulin of the Peabody Conservatory and was started in 1997, under a grant from the Johns Hopkins University. An avid student of fencing, he can be contacted at

1997 MS (CS): LES COUCHENOUR, formerly of National Data Corp., has been appointed vice president of sales for Amerix Corp. in Columbia, Maryland.

1997 MA (CS): MIKE FIELD and RUGER POIRIER, PhD (A&S) '74, have produced a new English translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, which is true to the poetry of the classic French play on love and honor but adapted for modern audiences and theater companies. The play premiered on June 7 in Manassas, Virginia. Mike is a speechwriter at Johns Hopkins University and former journalist who has written children's theater, outdoor drama, historical plays, and scripts for public television. Ruger is a Paris-born Sorbonne graduate who earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins and is now professor of French at Towson University. He has known the play since childhood, uses it in his courses, and "loves it deeply."

JOHN P. SAXE, MA '98, of Fair Haven, N.J., has been named one of 17 Luce Scholars for 1998-99. He will spend a year as a fellow at the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo. The award is a highly competitive international fellowship program enabling young Americans of exceptional promise to live and work in nations throughout east and southeast Asia for one year. At Hopkins, he was president of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science and international relations honor society and president of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Olympic weightlifting team and won both the New Jersey and Maryland state championships for the 20-pound class. He made Academic All-Conference Football 1st Team, was captain of the tennis team, and received the Presidential Fitness Award. He also worked as an intern for Sen. Edward Kennedy.

1998 PhD (A&S): KAMRAN ASDAR ALI, of Rochester, N.Y., assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, has been selected as a visiting scholar for the 1998-99 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. While at the institute, he will work on a manuscript about how modern governments like Egypt use discourse on health, welfare and family planning as techniques to manage their populations. This summer, he traveled to the Netherlands to begin work on a labor history of Pakistan.


1927: EDWARD M. PASSANO SR., a Baltimore resident and former president of Waverly Press Inc., died in July. He was respected for his hiring and promotion of minorities and the disabled. A noted philatelist, he made substantial donations of mint stamps to Johns Hopkins and enjoyed collecting and reciting the poetry of Rudyard Kipling. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Society of Colonial Wars, and the American Clan Gregor Society. He was married in 1929 to Mildred Page Nelson, who died in 1981. He was remarried in 1982 to Mary Troy Fleming. His wife, son, two stepsons, and three stepdaughters survive him.

1929: C. RUSSELL RILEY, a Baltimore resident who had retired to Florida, died on April 21. A career civil engineer, he supervised the merger of the B&O Railroad with the C&O Railroad before his retirement in 1968. Predeceased by his wife, he is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

1932: GEORGE H. SACK SR., of Stoneleigh, Md., a retired wholesale lumber and building supply salesman and active church member, died in May at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications after cancer surgery. He retired in 1983 after 15 years with the Horstmeier Lumber Co. He had started his sales career with George Sack and Son, a building supply company established by his grandfather in 1899. He was a member and past master of Waverly Lodge No. 152 of the Masons and the Scottish Rite. He also enjoyed chess and traveling. He is survived by his wife, a son, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

1934: MORTON KRAMER, a retired biostatistician at the National Institute of Mental Health who was credited with establishing a voluntary national reporting system on mental health problems that is still used to guide policy in the field, died August 17 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore of complications related to a stroke. He joined the staff of NIMH in 1949; he was chief of its biometrics branch from 1949 to 1975 and then director of the division of biometry and epidemiology. After his retirement from the government in 1976, he joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He assumed the rank of professor emeritus in 1984. His honors included the Distinguished Service Award of the Public Health Service and the Rema Lapouse Award of the American Public Health Association. He is survived by four children.

1937: CHARLES P. BARNETT, MD Univ. of Md. '41, of Easton, Pa., a pathologist, died in August of a heart attack in Maine while training for a swimming competition. He was 84. He retired last year as director of the department of pathology at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. After serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, he practiced medicine at University of Maryland Hospital until 1953, when he moved to Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, a son, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren.

1939: H. BOYD WYLIE JR. died on March 16. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

1940: MARY LOU CARLIN MEYERS, of Sarasota, Fla., died April 30. She is survived by three daughters, a son, and her husband, John H. Meyers.

1941: SIDNEY CHECKET, of Baltimore, president and founder of Chairman Furniture, died on July 8 at his home. He served in the Navy during World War II and was discharged as a lieutenant. He established his business in 1972, and was semiretired when he died. He was a member of the brotherhood at Har Sinai Congregation, the Johns Hopkins Club, and the Retail Merchants Association of Maryland. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

1941 MD (Med): WILLARD E. GOODWIN, founder of the UCLA department of urology and internationally known for his pioneering work in urologic diseases, urologic organ transplantation, and pediatric urology, died on July 22, of a long illness. He was 82. He was an innovator in urology and was recognized as one of the most important urologists of the 20th century, received numerous awards for his research, including the American Urological Association's most prestigious honor, the Ramon Guiteras Award. He also earned the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Gentio-Urinary Surgeons and the St. Paul's medal from the British Association of Urologic Surgeons, and was honored by the United States Veterans Administration as a Distinguished Physician. He is survived by his two children, a brother, and two grandchildren.

1942: GRETEL BARDING BOLLES, of Glen Ridge, N.J., died in March 1997 of complications following a heart attack. She is survived by her husband, Randolph Bolles, and a brother.

1951: JOHN H. PEARCE JR., of Butler, Md., a retired insurance executive whose interest in history and family genealogy led him to become an expert on the history of My Lady's Manor, died in August of respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, his son, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

1954: WILLIAM J. MEEKINS, of Owings Mills, Md., retired vice president of Baltimore Life Insurance, died in July. He and his wife, Martha, shared their home with more than a dozen Thai exchange students over the years. He is survived by his wife and two brothers.

1963 MD (Med): GARY W. ARCHER, of Anchorage, Alaska, died when the raft in which he was riding flipped in a narrow, churning section of Sixmile Creek near Sunrise, Alaska. In addition to his work as a cardiologist, Archer ran what was once the state's largest travel agency. He is survived by his partner, Kay Barnum, and two sons.