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Alumni Notes
March 6, 2010  |  by Johns Hopkins Staff
1947
Walter A. Lyon, Engr ’47, ’48 (MS), has helped to bring Johns Hopkins’ Engineering Innovation Program to Harrisburg Science Tech High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
1953
Robert A. Erlandson, A&S ’53, former Baltimore Sun correspondent, presented on his life and career at an event sponsored by the Historical Society of Baltimore County in October.
Mathew H. M. Lee, A&S ’53, the Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, gave the keynote address at the annual Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Psychiatrist Association meeting held in Hangzhou, China, in August. At the event, he received a special award for contributions to the training of Chinese doctors.
Richard Rose, A&S ’53, received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies from the Political Studies Association of the UK in November and the Mattei Dogan Prize for lifetime achievement in European Political Sociology from the European Consortium for Political Research in September.
1958
Mary Jean Scott, A&S ’58 (PhD), writes: “My husband, E.C.H. Silk, died in July. I am in the process of moving into smaller accommodations. We donated our physics books to the Department of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.”
1959
Arnold B. Silverman, A&S ’59, an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2009.
1960
Edward Dudley, A&S ’60, currently holds a seat on the boards of directors of five national and international nonprofit organizations and serves on the audit committee of one board. He also produces a summer puppet program for children.
Eugene Harvey, Engr ’60, who retired April 1, as a consultant to Harms and Associates, currently serves as a member of the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers.
1961
Carmine Gorga, SAIS ’61, Bologna ’62 (Cert.), writes: “An expanded edition of my book, The Economic Process is being published by the University Press of America.”
Mary Ellen Graybill, Peab ’61, is enjoying teaching piano, writing articles, and working on a book.
1963
Fred Kahn, SAIS ’63 (MA), was cited in an article on The Huffington Post. The article credits him for laying the roots for the l960 presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. He writes: “I still have the personal letters from, among others, the widow of President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, endorsing my proposal for presidential debates.”
1964
Bob Ulanowicz, Engr ’64, ’68 (PhD), announces the publication of his third book, A Third Window: Natural Life beyond Newton and Darwin. He retired from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Solomons, Maryland, and has moved with his wife to Gainesville, Florida, where he continues writing with the Department of Botany and Zoology at the University of Florida.
1965
Alan “Lanny” Berman, A&S ’65, was elected to a two-year term as president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. He has served as executive director of the American Association of Suicidology since 1991.
Richard Kaufman, A&S ’65, is enjoying his “third career, boating and shooting, teaching at the police academy, and spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with Marilynn, my wife, and Chief and Jazzy, my dogs.”
Robert F. Vandenplas, SAIS ’65 (MA), is the managing director of Belgoprocess NV, a company that specializes in the treatment of nuclear waste at the end of the nuclear production cycle and in the decommissioning of nuclear plants.
1968
W. Bruce Fye, A&S ’68, Med ’72, was awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Osler Society. He was president of the society from 1988 to 1989.
1970
John Tyrell, A&S ’70, plans to retire (again) in 2010 after a 20-year Army JAG career, followed by several years working for an insurance company and 11 years with the Postal Service. He is looking forward to spending even more time with his 10 grandchildren.
1971
Richard L. Symonds, A&S ’71, SAIS ’70 (Dipl), ’71,  recently retired as senior counsel with the World Bank Legal Department. He has started a consulting business, GeoMarkets Consulting, which builds on his experience and focuses on financial markets projects in emerging markets. He is also an adjunct professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law.
1972
Marian Osterweis, SPH ’72 (PhD), an expert on health education, health care delivery, and public policy, has been selected to serve on the governing body of the Medical Representatives Certification Commission.
1973
Michael Rosen, A&S ’73, has three daughters. He writes: “Our daughter, Hili Rosen, A&S ’08, is attending medical school in New Jersey at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. I am currently practicing gastroenterology in Millburn, New Jersey.”
Herbert C. Smith, A&S ’73 (PhD), professor of political science at Johns Hopkins, received the Distinguished Teaching Award in May 2009 at McDaniel College’s Honors Convocation.
1975
Gail Anderson, A&S ’75, writes that she tries to travel as much as possible while also maintaining a private medical practice in Maryland.
Steven Bers, A&S ’75, is chair of the employment law section of Whiteford Taylor Preston, a Baltimore-based law firm. He has also been general counsel for the National Association of Passenger Vessels since 1988.
Louis Brendan Curran, A&S ’75, writes: “I am currently organizing fundraising pro bono for Baltimore’s Research Associates Foundation, which sold its Progressive Action Center and is morphing into a
local progressive grantmaker foundation. Some grants will be in honor/memory of the late Johns Hopkins Chaplain Chester L. Wickwire, a RAF Board member for over 20 years. When not ‘public defendering’ here in MobTown, I am an Orioles fan, play softball, and keep interested
in planetary life and human politics—and how to change things for the better!”
Dana Dafnis, A&S ’75, lives in Honolulu, where she works in the hospital emergency department and part time as a physician for a cruise line. She has an 11-acre farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Mark Horning, A&S ’75, has moved back to Baltimore after 18 years in Northern Virginia. He is enjoying rediscovering the city and old friends. He writes: “It is nice to have all three kids graduated and on their own.”
John Roberts, A&S ’75, Engr ’88 (MS), has family members in Charles Village and he is looking forward to visiting the old neighborhood more often.
Larry Sullivan, A&S ’75 (PhD), associate dean and chief
librarian at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and professor
of criminal justice at the Graduate School of the City University
of New York, is editor-in-chief of the recently published Sage
Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Sage Publications, August 2009). His most recent journal article appeared in PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association, in 2008. In March 2008, he presented a four-day seminar on white collar crime to government officials in Belize.
1976
Robert M. Hirsch, Engr ’76 (PhD), recently received the U.S. Geological Survey’s 2009 Eugene M. Shoemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Communications.
Cecilia Lenk, Engr ’76, was elected to the Watertown, Massachusetts, Town Council in November. Lenk serves as the treasurer of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council.
India Lowres, A&S ’76, meets regularly for dinner with fellow alumnae Jane Sumergrade Webster, A&S ’94, Lisa Bisers Kushner, A&S ’05, and Claire Koehler, A&S ’06. They write: “After a 30-year stint at Hopkins, India retired in July. Lisa recently bought a home in the D.C. area and is celebrating her second wedding anniversary. Claire graduated from Boston University School of Law in May with a concentration in Trusts and Estates. She moved back to Baltimore in August. Jane recently became a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Family Advisory Council. We can’t wait for our friends to return to Charm City for Homecoming 2010.”
1977
John Perrotta, A&S ’77, is in his second year as chair of the World Languages Department at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland.
1978
David E. Lilienfeld, A&S ’78, Engr ’80 (MS), Bus ’01 (MBA), and his family are now into their seventh year of living in Foster City, California. His wife, Karen, has established a contract medical writing company (Write for the Pharm, LLC), and he has begun explorations into building a winery. Anyone interested in contacting him may reach him at davidelilienfeld@yahoo.com.
1980
John R. Scully, Engr ’80, ’83 (MS), ’87 (PhD), is the Charles Henderson Professor in the Department of Materials Science in the University
of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the elected fellow of three technical societies and has briefed Congress on two occasions.
Gerald Spada, A&S ’80, is busy keeping up with his active family. One son works for GE Asset Management, another son will be playing football for Navy, and his third son plays lacrosse. His wife, Pam, is pursuing her doctorate.
Barbara Squires, A&S ’80, left the Baltimore City Health Department in 2007, where she had worked for almost 22 years, to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a senior associate in the leadership development unit.
1984
C. L. Levy, A&S ’84, a neurological surgeon in Chesapeake, Virginia, has published El Volcan, a fictional novel set in Central America during a Communist insurgency. Levy began his career as an intelligence officer specializing in Latin America and counterinsurgency operations, and he served as a military adviser to the Armed Forces of El Salvador during their civil war.
1985
Roseann Avolio, A&S ’85, works as an attending physician and has been married for almost 20 years. She has been on The Price Is Right and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? She writes that she misses her classmates and hopes to see everyone soon.
David Biderman, A&S ’85, writes: “I continue to be the most
senior member of the Hopkins co-ed softball team in Washington, D.C. Most of my teammates weren’t born when I was going to the Rat and frat parties!”
Amy Fogelstrom Chai, A&S ’85, teaches home school, coaches speech and debate, writes books, and volunteers within her church community. She is also officially a member of the “sandwich” generation, caring for her in-laws in her home.
Tracie Butler Giles, A&S ’85, has joined Inglis Foundation as
vice president and chief integrity officer. Giles comes to Inglis from CIGNA Corporation, where she had served as deputy chief compliance officer since 2007.
Nancy Grossman, A&S ’85, is married to David Grossman, A&S ’84, and they have three children.
Debra Devor Jeandron, A&S ’85, is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She has been married since 2003, and she and her husband have two children, ages 1 and 3.
Stephen Levine, A&S ’85, resumed performing magic about five years ago, after a 25-year hiatus. He performs at charity and community events while maintaining his career as a trial lawyer who hopes “to make my clients’ legal problems disappear.”
Helane Blumenthal Moskovich, A&S ’85, writes: “I am keeping very busy (and happy!) as the mother of a teenager, a consulting actuary with Mercer calculating pensions, and helping my husband with his used car dealership, Destiny Motors. I would love to reconnect with old friends. Please email me at yakiscars@aol.com.”
Andy Patrick, A&S ’85, obtained his SANS GIAC Security Essentials
Certification (GSEC) in September and is now mentoring SANS GSEC Information Security Classes in the greater Chicago area.
Colin Phoon, A&S ’85, Med ’92 (PGF), HS ’93, has lived in Scarsdale, New York, for the past 13 years. He is the director of NYU’s Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiology Lab and runs a small research lab.
Patricia Prasada-Rao A&S ’85, loves living in Baltimore. She just helped
to open a new coffee shop in her neighborhood (Sandtown in West Baltimore) and recently finished rehabbing her first home.
Sharon Sirota Rubin, A&S ’85, practices law in a growing boutique practice at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She also has a second career, which she says, “consists of coordinating and providing transportation for her three kids’ social and academic lives!”
Susan Wilson, A&S ’85, began a nurse-consulting firm this year and enjoys being a self-employed consultant and health educator.
1987
Andrew J. Rubs, A&S ’87, is living in downtown Philadelphia with
his wife and their two sons. He works for the Department of
Defense, supporting the Marines, and also serves as a deacon in the orthodox churches.
Bob Stephan, SAIS ’87, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has joined the Virginia Tech Center for Technology, Security, and Policy as an affiliate and instructor.
1989
Laura Beard, A&S ’89,’95 (PhD), is an associate professor in the
Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at
Texas Tech University. In September, she published a book titled Acts of
Narrative Resistance: Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Americas (University of Virginia Press). The book focuses on three
specific genres: testimonial, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation.
1990
Karen Rappaport Estrin, A&S ’90, lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband, Noah Estrin, Engr ’91, and their three daughters. She will be celebrating her daughter’s bat mitzvah during reunion weekend and is sorry to miss it.
Michael Falk, A&S ’90, Engr ’91 (MS, PhD), has come full
circle and is back on campus as a professor in the Whiting School
of Engineering.
Deane (Geraldine) Ilukowicz, A&S ’90, has a new position as vice president of human resources for Hypotherm Inc. in New Hampshire. Her first son was born in December 2007.
Carolyn Kahn-Hall, A&S ’90, has been a stay-at-home mom since July, which is a big change from her position at MCI/Worldcom/Verizon Business. After 16 years with the company she volunteered for a layoff to be home with her family.
Elyse Komitzsky, Ed ’90, has been named reading improvement specialist at West Point Elementary School in New York.
Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, A&S ’90 (PhD), is enjoying being an elementary school teacher at a Waldorf School in New York City. This is her fourth year teaching children and she is having a lot of fun.
Gemaine Owen, Engr ’90, has returned home to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She has opened up a practice with her sister, who is a psychologist, and is enjoying working among family and friends.
Kimberly Perikles, A&S ’90, is going back to graduate school to be a special education teacher.
Joseph Shiber, A&S ’90, has returned to Baltimore to do a trauma-critical care fellowship at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
1991
Zhu Min, A&S ’91 (MA), ’96 (PhD), was promoted to deputy governor of the Peoples Bank of China (PBOC) in October. The PBOC is the equivalent of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. He most recently served as executive vice president of the Bank of China, Ltd.
1992
Ron Barrett, Nurs ’92, has joined the Macalester College Anthropology Department as a tenure-track assistant professor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Barrett, who previously taught at both Stanford and Emory universities, is author of a book titled Aghor Medicine: Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India, published by the University of California Press.
Troy Rohrbaugh, A&S ’92, is the head of global foreign exchange trading for J.P. Morgan. He is based in London and is married to Amy Grosskopf Rohrbaugh, Ed ’98. She is the founder of the Fannie Foundation, named for her mother, who passed away from cardiovascular-related diseases.They have two young sons.
Jennifer Sussal Canter, A&S ’92, SPH ’93, is mom of two sets of twins (6-year-old girls and 3-year-old boys) and a child-abuse pediatrician in Westchester County, New York. She and her husband, Wade, invented a new educational language development toy called the U-Play Mat.
Meki Toalepai, Engr ’92, is director of Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Dance Group. He writes: “This dance group was started by my parents in the 1960s and is currently under my directorship. I do have a full-time job as an electrical engineer with the government.”
1993
Jami Attenberg, A&S ’93, announces that her third book of fiction, The Melting Season, was published by Riverhead Books in January. The Brooklyn, New York, resident is also the author of Instant Love and The Kept Man.
1994
Daniel Organek, A&S ’94,’03 (MS), in November received the Phi Gamma Delta Durrance Award, presented to the most outstanding chapter adviser (Purple Legionnaire) in the country.
1995
Evan Crook Barrett, A&S ’95, has purchased a home in Lake Balboa, California. He has also changed his name from Evan B. Crook to Evan C. Barrett.
Greg Drozdek, A&S ’95, is the educational outreach coordinator at the Scalabrini Community Center in New York’s Chinatown, where they offer a free ESL class to the community.
Nelson Lee, A&S ’95, has returned to the Northeast with his wife and two sons after living in Texas for eight years.
Ilsa Rucosky Shulman, A&S ’95, is busy with family, work, and building a home. She and her family enjoy living in Maine.
1997
James N. Applebaum, A&S ’97 (MA), was recipient of the Ammerman Distinguished Teaching Award at Mercersburg Academy, where he has taught English and advised the weekly newspaper and the literary-arts journal since 1998.
1998
Henry Nicholas Baker Jr., A&S ’98, SAIS ’07, married Samuela Elarti on August 1, in the Duomo of Rovigo. Damir Marusic, A&S ’98, SAIS ’05, was the groom’s witness. Also present were Carter Atlamazoglou, SAIS ’07, Reza Haidari, SAIS ’07, and Camillo von Mueller, SAIS ’07.
Luna Chiu, Engr ’98 (MS), an integrated product team manager
for radio frequency (RF) antenna system products at Northrop
Grumman’s facility in Baltimore, has received Women of Color Technology’s Special Recognition award for her contributions in materials science research.
1999
Katie Goatley Brisson, A&S ’99, has been appointed senior program
officer for the New Economy Initiative. She joined the staff of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan as a program officer in June 1999 and has been a consultant to the foundation since 2005.
Benedicto Cortez, A&S ’99, and wife Suejin Kim, A&S ’99, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cruz Young Cortez, born September 1.
Shelley Fairweather-Vega, SAIS Bol ’99 (Dipl), A&S ’00, is a certified Russian-English translator and enjoys working as a freelancer.
2000
Jeremy Barnes, Engr ’00, is currently serving as worshipful master of Potomac Lodge No. 5, Free and Accepted Masons, Washington, D.C.
Theodore Chao, Engr ’00, and his wife, Anna Michelle Wang, just had a baby girl, Liberty Madison Chao.
Adam Edmunds, A&S ’00, is attending James Madison University to obtain a doctorate in clinical and school psychology.
Nicola Gammon, A&S ’00, is working for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania as a judicial law clerk.
Amelia Kasper, A&S ’00, SPH ’02, married Jose Hagan in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004. They currently live in St. Louis. Jose just finished an internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish, and started his infectious disease fellowship in July. Amelia is in her second year of internal medicine residency.
Tajanay Noble Ki, Engr ’00, was a science/math teacher in Burkina Faso from 2001 to 2003 for the Peace Corps.
Serena Leung, A&S ’00, married her husband, Isaac, in 2004. They welcomed their first child, Adah Liwan Weingrod, on April 23.
Meghna Antani Lipcon, A&S ’00, Ed ’06 (Cert), and her husband, Scott Lipcon, Engr ’00, welcomed Sonia Antani Lipcon on July 6, 2008.
Antoinette St. Clair, Bus ’00, is a member of Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is currently on detail to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Office.
John Stinson, A&S ’00 (MA), has recently joined the law offices of Hangley Aronchick Segal and Pudlin as an associate in the litigation practice.
Ishaq Syed, Engr ’00, completed his orthopedic residency at Rush University in July and is currently a fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been married for two years.
2001
Christine (Giap) Stern, A&S ’01, and Toby Stern, A&S ’01, became parents to Tyler Giap Stern on March 30, 2009. Christine recently finished a residency in pediatrics, and Toby continues to practice law in New York City.
2002
Jarrod Bernstein, A&S ’02, joined the United States Department of Homeland Security as the director of local affairs in April.
Tina Johnson Hughes, A&S ’02, and Jason Hughes, Engr ’02,
welcomed their first child, Nathan Edward Johnson Hughes, on
June 16.
Jeffery A. Norris, A&S ’02, has been appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Council at the American University, Washington College of Law. He practices law at Apatoff Peters, LLC, focusing on business and corporate law.
John Dermot Woods, A&S ’02 (MA), announces that his first novel, The Complete Collection of People, Places & Things, was published by BlazeVOX books this summer.
2003
William J. Bliss, A&S ’03, graduated in May from Montclair State University with an MA in applied linguistics. He has recently taken a position teaching ESL at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Azim Chowdhury, Engr ’03, received the 2009 Pro Bono Award from the Baltimore office of the Duane Morris law firm in November. Chowdhury, an associate in the firm’s Baltimore office, was recognized for helping a 13-year-old victim of gang violence from El Salvador acquire asylum in the United States.
2005
Justine Banish, A&S ’05, is enjoying her work as a special events
planner for Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to
funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism.
Daniel Raposa, A&S ’05, has been named an associate attorney with the law firm of Tully Rinckey, PLLC.
Aula Turnquist, A&S ’05, is halfway through veterinary school and is on her way to becoming an equine veterinarian.
2006
Kathleen C. Oktavec, A&S ’06, received a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine predoctoral clinical research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources.
Trita Parsi, SAIS ’06 (PhD), has been awarded the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his controversial 2007 book, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S. Parsi, co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, was selected from among 54 nominees worldwide.
Mia Pomerantz, Peab ’06, is part of a classical guitar duo known as Duo Amaral. They performed at the University of Pennsylvania and at the White House for a holiday reception in December. They also performed at the Renwick Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in February.
2007
Erica N. Brown, Engr ’07, is a staff engineer at Merck & Co.
Eli C. Fendelman, A&S ’07, is a classics teacher at Saddle River Day School.
2008
Jessica Brociek, A&S ’08, is a marketing associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC. She is responsible for the coordination and support of public relations initiatives.
Cassidy W. Claassen, SPH ’08, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in May and is now in his first year of residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
Mauktik Kulkarni, Med ’08 (MS), director of research and development at Neuronetrix, Inc., writes: “After graduating from JHU, I spent six weeks traveling through South America on a motorcycle. I have recently published a book about my 5,000-mile motorcycle ride. The book is titled A Ghost of Che, and it’s available online. The book was awarded Editor’s Choice by the publisher, iUniverse, and it was in the top 100 on Amazon’s Adventurers and Explorers list for the first three weeks. It has also received positive reviews on Amazon.”
In memoriam:
1931: Charles J. Cohen, A&S ’31 (PhD), one of the pioneers in establishing the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center as an internationally recognized center of national defense research, died October 14. He helped confirm the Earth’s pear-shaped gravitational field, which led to the development of the global positioning system.
1932: John T. Rettaliata, Engr ’32, ’36 (PhD), passed away August 8. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins
in 2007.
1935: John Burling DeHoff, A&S ’35, Med ’39, SPH ’67, who was Baltimore City’s health commissioner for almost 10 years, died October 26 at the age of 96.
1937: Virginia Mason, Nurs ’37, a retired registered nurse and member of the Church of Epiphany, died August 25.
1941: Sidney George Piness, A&S ’41, who had a private practice in internal medicine, died October 17. He served as president of the Plainfield Area Medical Association, a member of the American Heart Association, president of the Union County Heart Association, and a member of the Plainfield Human Relations Committee.
1942: J. David Hartman Jr., A&S ’42, died September 21 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was past president of the National Book Manufacturing Institute.
1942: Gilbert Vernon Rubin, A&S ’42, former longtime executive director of Baltimore’s Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals, died October 13 at his Baltimore home.
1942: Townley R. Wolfe III, Engr ’42, ’49, died in Virginia Beach July 18. Wolfe served in the South Pacific during World War II and retired with the rank of captain from the U.S. Naval Reserve.
1943: James K. Shafer, SPH ’43, a doctor who held several high-ranking positions with the U.S. Public Health Service and was a top health adviser at the White House and the State Department, died July 29 in Bethesda, Maryland.
1944: Edwin M. Talbott Jr., Engr ’44, died in Towson on October 11. He was an engineer, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, an attorney, an entrepreneur, and an investment banker.
1945: Vivian Pauline Landis Babin, Nurs ’45, a beloved mother and grandmother, died October 8.
1945: John Hull, Med ’45, died at his home in Houston, on November 11. Hull served as a captain in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and then returned home to teach medicine for 48 years.
1948: Arthur C. Hollister Jr., SPH ’48 (MD, MPH), died October 3 in Pleasant Hill, California.
1948: Clarence W. Little Jr., Engr ’48, died September 21 at his home in Wisconsin.
1948: John A. Unumb, SAIS ’48, who retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975 as the agency’s deputy assistant for public relations, died of cancer September 28.
1949: Robert Thompson Frost, A&S ’49, ’53 (PhD), died February 8. He was a physicist in the aerospace industry. His 22 scientific publications include an account of the experiment he developed to melt metal aboard a space shuttle.
1949: Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, Engr ’49, died October 9. He served as
the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg
War Trials in 1945. A past senior vice president at RCA and executive vice president at NBC, he was one of the principal developers of color TV at RCA and computer technology for NASA, as well as the inventor of the video disc, a precursor to the DVD.
1950: Richard “Wick” Heard, A&S ’50, died August 12 in San Antonio. He had a distinguished extended military service that included time in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and broke two world speed records over a closed circuit course in a U.S. Army OH 6A helicopter. He was a member of both the U.S. Army ski and tennis teams.
1950: Otto Kosciusko LeBron, A&S ’50, who retired in 1988 as sales manager for the Eastern United States with the Chevrolet Motor Division, died on August 21.
1950: Raymond S. Tompkins Jr., A&S ’50, died October 15, in Lewes, Delaware. Tompkins was retired from Verizon, where he had spent 35 years as a division commercial manager for the state of Maryland.
1951: Dana Kimball Ball, SAIS ’51, died August 2, in Concord, New Hampshire. He was employed as a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1973.
1951: Victoria Smith Friedman, SPH ’51, a psychiatrist who retired from private practice in 1994, died June 25, in Chestertown, Maryland.
1952: L. Willis Allen, Med ’52, a surgeon who worked on health care issues
for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush, died in Millville,
New Jersey, on October 27, after a lengthy illness.
1952: Edith Bierstein, SPH ’52, of McLean, Virginia, who was a volunteer nurse throughout her life, died on March 25, 2009.
1952: Norman W. Lavy, A&S ’52, of Westfield, New Jersey, died on October 7. He was vice president and director of drug regulatory affairs at E. R. Squibb & Sons. He was also a professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1953: Octavius M. Covington, Bus ’53,
a senior account executive with the Horace Mann Insurance Co. from 1955 until his retirement in 1995, died September 17 in Silver
Spring, Maryland.
1953: Richard Henry, Med ’53, who lived in Inglis, Florida, died
September 7.
1954: Walter George Kersey, SAIS ’54, a 30-year career officer with the U.S. Army, died October 25. He was honored with a Distinguished Service Award and was fluent in German and French.
1955: Richard T. Antoun, SAIS ’55, who taught Middle Eastern Studies at several universities, died December 4 in Binghamton, New York.
1955: Jack Sugar, A&S ’55, ’60 (PhD), a retired atomic physicist for what became the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died August 15 in Rockville, Maryland, of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
1956: George Bluestone, A&S ’56 (PhD), a cinema expert who was at the forefront of film studies, died August 3.
1957: M. Kenton King, Med ’57, dean of the Washington University School of Medicine for nearly 25 years, died October 15 at his home in University City, Missouri.
1962: Neil R. Luebke, A&S ’62 (MA), ’68 (PhD), an Oklahoma State
University Regents Service Professor emeritus who was head of
the philosophy department for 16 years, passed away June 18 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
1963: William F. Logan Sr., Engr ’63, a retired Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. electrical engineer who was active in his church, died October 5 at his Loch Raven Village home in Baltimore.
1965: Louis Beck, A&S ’65 (MLA), a retired career Army intelligence officer who served in three wars, died August 2.
1971: Lawrence H. Will, Engr ’71, a retired civil engineer with Baltimore County and member of the Merchant Marines, died April 23 in Cockeysville, Maryland.
1976: Jack Yates, Ed ’76 (MS), Bus ’82 (MAS), was a Baltimore community activist and cyclist. He died in a bicycle accident in August.
1983: Marion A. Hecht, Bus ’83 (MS), a former teacher and community activist, died October 7 in Baltimore.
1983: Carroll B. Leevy, Med ’83, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Liver Center at New Jersey Medical School, died October 8.
1983: Jeffrey Weinstein, Med ’83, who lived in Edison, New Jersey, died September 30. He was a neuro-anesthesiologist for JFK Medical Center for 20 years.
1988: Avinash Khatter, A&S ’88, died August 13. He was recently named one of Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Doctors” and chosen as one of “America’s Top Physicians” by Neurology Neurophysiology, Stroke.
1988: David T. Runner, Bus ’88 (MS), director of satellite programs for NASA’s acquisition and grants office, died October 29 at Howard County General Hospital.
1997: Michael Guy “Mike” Dennis, A&S ’97 (MS), died August 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief battle with stomach cancer.
1997: Robert C. Susil, Engr ’97, Med ’05 (MD/PhD), who swam on the Blue Jays’ varsity swim team as an undergraduate and was a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died February 5 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
2007: Charles R. Mock, Med ’07, a medical administrator and retired Navy captain, died October 19 at his home in Bowie, Maryland.
Correction:
In the Winter 2009 issue, we incorrectly listed Ralph C. Benson Jr. Med ’67, in the obituary section. We should have listed his father, Ralph M. Benson Sr., who was a 1936 graduate of the School of Medicine.
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Alumni Association President Gerry Peterson, Nurs '64. Photo: Will Kirk/Homewoodphoto.jhu.edu

We want you! As president of the Alumni Association, Gerry Peterson, Nurs ’64, is one of our top volunteers, building stronger connections between graduates and her alma mater. Among her many duties is to represent alumni in an official capacity, such as at Ron Daniels’ presidential installation in September, when she donned formal academic regalia to bring greetings on behalf of all graduates (pictured here). This special issue celebrates the spirit of volunteerism within the Johns Hopkins community, taking a look at the many ways alumni are helping improve the lives of others, both on campus and off. Be sure to check out our guide to volunteer opportunities on page 58 and see how you can step up!

1947

Walter A. Lyon, Engr ’47, ’48 (MS), has helped to bring Johns Hopkins’ Engineering Innovation Program to Harrisburg Science Tech High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

1953

Robert A. Erlandson, A&S ’53, former Baltimore Sun correspondent, presented on his life and career at an event sponsored by the Historical Society of Baltimore County in October.

Mathew H. M. Lee, A&S ’53, the Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, gave the keynote address at the annual Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Psychiatrist Association meeting held in Hangzhou, China, in August. At the event, he received a special award for contributions to the training of Chinese doctors.

Richard Rose, A&S ’53, received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies from the Political Studies Association of the UK in November and the Mattei Dogan Prize for lifetime achievement in European Political Sociology from the European Consortium for Political Research in September.

1958

Mary Jean Scott, A&S ’58 (PhD), writes: “My husband, E.C.H. Silk, died in July. I am in the process of moving into smaller accommodations. We donated our physics books to the Department of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.”

1959

Arnold B. Silverman, A&S ’59, an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2009.

1960

Edward Dudley, A&S ’60, currently holds a seat on the boards of directors of five national and international nonprofit organizations and serves on the audit committee of one board. He also produces a summer puppet program for children.

Eugene Harvey, Engr ’60, who retired April 1, as a consultant to Harms and Associates, currently serves as a member of the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers.

1961

Carmine Gorga, SAIS ’61, Bologna ’62 (Cert.), writes: “An expanded edition of my book, The Economic Process is being published by the University Press of America.”

Mary Ellen Graybill, Peab ’61, is enjoying teaching piano, writing articles, and working on a book.

1963

Fred Kahn, SAIS ’63 (MA), was cited in an article on The Huffington Post. The article credits him for laying the roots for the l960 presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. He writes: “I still have the personal letters from, among others, the widow of President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, endorsing my proposal for presidential debates.”

1964

Bob Ulanowicz, Engr ’64, ’68 (PhD), announces the publication of his third book, A Third Window: Natural Life beyond Newton and Darwin. He retired from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Solomons, Maryland, and has moved with his wife to Gainesville, Florida, where he continues writing with the Department of Botany and Zoology at the University of Florida.

1965

Alan “Lanny” Berman, A&S ’65, was elected to a two-year term as president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. He has served as executive director of the American Association of Suicidology since 1991.

Richard Kaufman, A&S ’65, is enjoying his “third career, boating and shooting, teaching at the police academy, and spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with Marilynn, my wife, and Chief and Jazzy, my dogs.”

Robert F. Vandenplas, SAIS ’65 (MA), is the managing director of Belgoprocess NV, a company that specializes in the treatment of nuclear waste at the end of the nuclear production cycle and in the decommissioning of nuclear plants.

1968

W. Bruce Fye, A&S ’68, Med ’72, was awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Osler Society. He was president of the society from 1988 to 1989.

1970

John Tyrell, A&S ’70, plans to retire (again) in 2010 after a 20-year Army JAG career, followed by several years working for an insurance company and 11 years with the Postal Service. He is looking forward to spending even more time with his 10 grandchildren.

1971

Richard L. Symonds, A&S ’71, SAIS ’70 (Dipl), ’71,  recently retired as senior counsel with the World Bank Legal Department. He has started a consulting business, GeoMarkets Consulting, which builds on his experience and focuses on financial markets projects in emerging markets. He is also an adjunct professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law.

1972

Marian Osterweis, SPH ’72 (PhD), an expert on health education, health care delivery, and public policy, has been selected to serve on the governing body of the Medical Representatives Certification Commission.

1973

Michael Rosen, A&S ’73, has three daughters. He writes: “Our daughter, Hili Rosen, A&S ’08, is attending medical school in New Jersey at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. I am currently practicing gastroenterology in Millburn, New Jersey.”

Herbert C. Smith, A&S ’73 (PhD), professor of political science at Johns Hopkins, received the Distinguished Teaching Award in May 2009 at McDaniel College’s Honors Convocation.

1975

Gail Anderson, A&S ’75, writes that she tries to travel as much as possible while also maintaining a private medical practice in Maryland.

Steven Bers, A&S ’75, is chair of the employment law section of Whiteford Taylor Preston, a Baltimore-based law firm. He has also been general counsel for the National Association of Passenger Vessels since 1988.

Louis Brendan Curran, A&S ’75, writes: “I am currently organizing fundraising pro bono for Baltimore’s Research Associates Foundation, which sold its Progressive Action Center and is morphing into a local progressive grantmaker foundation. Some grants will be in honor/memory of the late Johns Hopkins Chaplain Chester L. Wickwire, a RAF Board member for over 20 years. When not ‘public defendering’ here in MobTown, I am an Orioles fan, play softball, and keep interested in planetary life and human politics—and how to change things for the better!”

Dana Dafnis, A&S ’75, lives in Honolulu, where she works in the hospital emergency department and part time as a physician for a cruise line. She has an 11-acre farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mark Horning, A&S ’75, has moved back to Baltimore after 18 years in Northern Virginia. He is enjoying rediscovering the city and old friends. He writes: “It is nice to have all three kids graduated and on their own.”

John Roberts, A&S ’75, Engr ’88 (MS), has family members in Charles Village and he is looking forward to visiting the old neighborhood more often.

Larry Sullivan, A&S ’75 (PhD), associate dean and chief librarian at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and professor of criminal justice at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, is editor-in-chief of the recently published Sage Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Sage Publications, August 2009). His most recent journal article appeared in PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association, in 2008. In March 2008, he presented a four-day seminar on white collar crime to government officials in Belize.

1976

Robert M. Hirsch, Engr ’76 (PhD), recently received the U.S. Geological Survey’s 2009 Eugene M. Shoemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Communications.

Cecilia Lenk, Engr ’76, was elected to the Watertown, Massachusetts, Town Council in November. Lenk serves as the treasurer of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council.

India Lowres, A&S ’76, meets regularly for dinner with fellow alumnae Jane Sumergrade Webster, A&S ’94, Lisa Bisers Kushner, A&S ’05, and Claire Koehler, A&S ’06. They write: “After a 30-year stint at Hopkins, India retired in July. Lisa recently bought a home in the D.C. area and is celebrating her second wedding anniversary. Claire graduated from Boston University School of Law in May with a concentration in Trusts and Estates. She moved back to Baltimore in August. Jane recently became a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Family Advisory Council. We can’t wait for our friends to return to Charm City for Homecoming 2010.”

1977

John Perrotta, A&S ’77, is in his second year as chair of the World Languages Department at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland.

1978

David E. Lilienfeld, A&S ’78, Engr ’80 (MS), Bus ’01 (MBA), and his family are now into their seventh year of living in Foster City, California. His wife, Karen, has established a contract medical writing company (Write for the Pharm, LLC), and he has begun explorations into building a winery. Anyone interested in contacting him may reach him at davidelilienfeld@yahoo.com.

1980

John R. Scully, Engr ’80, ’83 (MS), ’87 (PhD), is the Charles Henderson Professor in the Department of Materials Science in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the elected fellow of three technical societies and has briefed Congress on two occasions.

Gerald Spada, A&S ’80, is busy keeping up with his active family. One son works for GE Asset Management, another son will be playing football for Navy, and his third son plays lacrosse. His wife, Pam, is pursuing her doctorate.

Barbara Squires, A&S ’80, left the Baltimore City Health Department in 2007, where she had worked for almost 22 years, to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a senior associate in the leadership development unit.

1984

C. L. Levy, A&S ’84, a neurological surgeon in Chesapeake, Virginia, has published El Volcan, a fictional novel set in Central America during a Communist insurgency. Levy began his career as an intelligence officer specializing in Latin America and counterinsurgency operations, and he served as a military adviser to the Armed Forces of El Salvador during their civil war.

1985

Roseann Avolio, A&S ’85, works as an attending physician and has been married for almost 20 years. She has been on The Price Is Right and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? She writes that she misses her classmates and hopes to see everyone soon.

David Biderman, A&S ’85, writes: “I continue to be the most senior member of the Hopkins co-ed softball team in Washington, D.C. Most of my teammates weren’t born when I was going to the Rat and frat parties!” Amy Fogelstrom Chai, A&S ’85, teaches home school, coaches speech and debate, writes books, and volunteers within her church community. She is also officially a member of the “sandwich” generation, caring for her in-laws in her home.

Tracie Butler Giles, A&S ’85, has joined Inglis Foundation as vice president and chief integrity officer. Giles comes to Inglis from CIGNA Corporation, where she had served as deputy chief compliance officer since 2007.

Nancy Grossman, A&S ’85, is married to David Grossman, A&S ’84, and they have three children.

Debra Devor Jeandron, A&S ’85, is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She has been married since 2003, and she and her husband have two children, ages 1 and 3.

Stephen Levine, A&S ’85, resumed performing magic about five years ago, after a 25-year hiatus. He performs at charity and community events while maintaining his career as a trial lawyer who hopes “to make my clients’ legal problems disappear.”

Helane Blumenthal Moskovich, A&S ’85, writes: “I am keeping very busy (and happy!) as the mother of a teenager, a consulting actuary with Mercer calculating pensions, and helping my husband with his used car dealership, Destiny Motors. I would love to reconnect with old friends. Please email me at yakiscars@aol.com.”

Andy Patrick, A&S ’85, obtained his SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) in September and is now mentoring SANS GSEC Information Security Classes in the greater Chicago area.

Colin Phoon, A&S ’85, Med ’92 (PGF), HS ’93, has lived in Scarsdale, New York, for the past 13 years. He is the director of NYU’s Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiology Lab and runs a small research lab.

Patricia Prasada-Rao A&S ’85, loves living in Baltimore. She just helped to open a new coffee shop in her neighborhood (Sandtown in West Baltimore) and recently finished rehabbing her first home.

Sharon Sirota Rubin, A&S ’85, practices law in a growing boutique practice at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She also has a second career, which she says, “consists of coordinating and providing transportation for her three kids’ social and academic lives!”

Susan Wilson, A&S ’85, began a nurse-consulting firm this year and enjoys being a self-employed consultant and health educator.

1987

Andrew J. Rubs, A&S ’87, is living in downtown Philadelphia with his wife and their two sons. He works for the Department of Defense, supporting the Marines, and also serves as a deacon in the orthodox churches.

Bob Stephan, SAIS ’87, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has joined the Virginia Tech Center for Technology, Security, and Policy as an affiliate and instructor.

1989

Laura Beard, A&S ’89,’95 (PhD), is an associate professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. In September, she published a book titled Acts of Narrative Resistance: Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Americas (University of Virginia Press). The book focuses on three specific genres: testimonial, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation.

1990

Karen Rappaport Estrin, A&S ’90, lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband, Noah Estrin, Engr ’91, and their three daughters. She will be celebrating her daughter’s bat mitzvah during reunion weekend and is sorry to miss it.

Michael Falk, A&S ’90, Engr ’91 (MS, PhD), has come full circle and is back on campus as a professor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Deane (Geraldine) Ilukowicz, A&S ’90, has a new position as vice president of human resources for Hypotherm Inc. in New Hampshire. Her first son was born in December 2007.

Carolyn Kahn-Hall, A&S ’90, has been a stay-at-home mom since July, which is a big change from her position at MCI/Worldcom/Verizon Business. After 16 years with the company she volunteered for a layoff to be home with her family.

Elyse Komitzsky, Ed ’90, has been named reading improvement specialist at West Point Elementary School in New York.

Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, A&S ’90 (PhD), is enjoying being an elementary school teacher at a Waldorf School in New York City. This is her fourth year teaching children and she is having a lot of fun.

Gemaine Owen, Engr ’90, has returned home to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She has opened up a practice with her sister, who is a psychologist, and is enjoying working among family and friends.

Kimberly Perikles, A&S ’90, is going back to graduate school to be a special education teacher.

Joseph Shiber, A&S ’90, has returned to Baltimore to do a trauma-critical care fellowship at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

1991

Zhu Min, A&S ’91 (MA), ’96 (PhD), was promoted to deputy governor of the Peoples Bank of China (PBOC) in October. The PBOC is the equivalent of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. He most recently served as executive vice president of the Bank of China, Ltd.

1992

Ron Barrett, Nurs ’92, has joined the Macalester College Anthropology Department as a tenure-track assistant professor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Barrett, who previously taught at both Stanford and Emory universities, is author of a book titled Aghor Medicine: Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India, published by the University of California Press.

Troy Rohrbaugh, A&S ’92, is the head of global foreign exchange trading for J.P. Morgan. He is based in London and is married to Amy Grosskopf Rohrbaugh, Ed ’98. She is the founder of the Fannie Foundation, named for her mother, who passed away from cardiovascular-related diseases.They have two young sons.

Jennifer Sussal Canter, A&S ’92, SPH ’93, is mom of two sets of twins (6-year-old girls and 3-year-old boys) and a child-abuse pediatrician in Westchester County, New York. She and her husband, Wade, invented a new educational language development toy called the U-Play Mat.

Meki Toalepai, Engr ’92, is director of Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Dance Group. He writes: “This dance group was started by my parents in the 1960s and is currently under my directorship. I do have a full-time job as an electrical engineer with the government.”

1993

Jami Attenberg, A&S ’93, announces that her third book of fiction, The Melting Season, was published by Riverhead Books in January. The Brooklyn, New York, resident is also the author of Instant Love and The Kept Man.

1994

Daniel Organek, A&S ’94,’03 (MS), in November received the Phi Gamma Delta Durrance Award, presented to the most outstanding chapter adviser (Purple Legionnaire) in the country.

1995

Evan Crook Barrett, A&S ’95, has purchased a home in Lake Balboa, California. He has also changed his name from Evan B. Crook to Evan C. Barrett.

Greg Drozdek, A&S ’95, is the educational outreach coordinator at the Scalabrini Community Center in New York’s Chinatown, where they offer a free ESL class to the community.

Nelson Lee, A&S ’95, has returned to the Northeast with his wife and two sons after living in Texas for eight years.

Ilsa Rucosky Shulman, A&S ’95, is busy with family, work, and building a home. She and her family enjoy living in Maine.

1997

James N. Applebaum, A&S ’97 (MA), was recipient of the Ammerman Distinguished Teaching Award at Mercersburg Academy, where he has taught English and advised the weekly newspaper and the literary-arts journal since 1998.

1998

Henry Nicholas Baker Jr., A&S ’98, SAIS ’07, married Samuela Elarti on August 1, in the Duomo of Rovigo. Damir Marusic, A&S ’98, SAIS ’05, was the groom’s witness. Also present were Carter Atlamazoglou, SAIS ’07, Reza Haidari, SAIS ’07, and Camillo von Mueller, SAIS ’07.

Luna Chiu, Engr ’98 (MS), an integrated product team manager for radio frequency (RF) antenna system products at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Baltimore, has received Women of Color Technology’s Special Recognition award for her contributions in materials science research.

1999

Katie Goatley Brisson, A&S ’99, has been appointed senior program officer for the New Economy Initiative. She joined the staff of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan as a program officer in June 1999 and has been a consultant to the foundation since 2005.

Benedicto Cortez, A&S ’99, and wife Suejin Kim, A&S ’99, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cruz Young Cortez, born September 1.

Shelley Fairweather-Vega, SAIS Bol ’99 (Dipl), A&S ’00, is a certified Russian-English translator and enjoys working as a freelancer.

2000

Jeremy Barnes, Engr ’00, is currently serving as worshipful master of Potomac Lodge No. 5, Free and Accepted Masons, Washington, D.C.

Theodore Chao, Engr ’00, and his wife, Anna Michelle Wang, just had a baby girl, Liberty Madison Chao.

Adam Edmunds, A&S ’00, is attending James Madison University to obtain a doctorate in clinical and school psychology.

Nicola Gammon, A&S ’00, is working for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania as a judicial law clerk.

Amelia Kasper, A&S ’00, SPH ’02, married Jose Hagan in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004. They currently live in St. Louis. Jose just finished an internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish, and started his infectious disease fellowship in July. Amelia is in her second year of internal medicine residency.

Tajanay Noble Ki, Engr ’00, was a science/math teacher in Burkina Faso from 2001 to 2003 for the Peace Corps.

Serena Leung, A&S ’00, married her husband, Isaac, in 2004. They welcomed their first child, Adah Liwan Weingrod, on April 23.

Meghna Antani Lipcon, A&S ’00, Ed ’06 (Cert), and her husband, Scott Lipcon, Engr ’00, welcomed Sonia Antani Lipcon on July 6, 2008.

Antoinette St. Clair, Bus ’00, is a member of Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is currently on detail to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Office.

John Stinson, A&S ’00 (MA), has recently joined the law offices of Hangley Aronchick Segal and Pudlin as an associate in the litigation practice.

Ishaq Syed, Engr ’00, completed his orthopedic residency at Rush University in July and is currently a fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been married for two years.

2001

Christine (Giap) Stern, A&S ’01, and Toby Stern, A&S ’01, became parents to Tyler Giap Stern on March 30, 2009. Christine recently finished a residency in pediatrics, and Toby continues to practice law in New York City.

2002

Jarrod Bernstein, A&S ’02, joined the United States Department of Homeland Security as the director of local affairs in April.

Tina Johnson Hughes, A&S ’02, and Jason Hughes, Engr ’02, welcomed their first child, Nathan Edward Johnson Hughes, on June 16.

Jeffery A. Norris, A&S ’02, has been appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Council at the American University, Washington College of Law. He practices law at Apatoff Peters, LLC, focusing on business and corporate law.

John Dermot Woods, A&S ’02 (MA), announces that his first novel, The Complete Collection of People, Places & Things, was published by BlazeVOX books this summer.

2003

William J. Bliss, A&S ’03, graduated in May from Montclair State University with an MA in applied linguistics. He has recently taken a position teaching ESL at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Azim Chowdhury, Engr ’03, received the 2009 Pro Bono Award from the Baltimore office of the Duane Morris law firm in November. Chowdhury, an associate in the firm’s Baltimore office, was recognized for helping a 13-year-old victim of gang violence from El Salvador acquire asylum in the United States.

2005

Justine Banish, A&S ’05, is enjoying her work as a special events planner for Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism.

Daniel Raposa, A&S ’05, has been named an associate attorney with the law firm of Tully Rinckey, PLLC.

Aula Turnquist, A&S ’05, is halfway through veterinary school and is on her way to becoming an equine veterinarian.

2006

Kathleen C. Oktavec, A&S ’06, received a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine predoctoral clinical research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources.

Trita Parsi, SAIS ’06 (PhD), has been awarded the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his controversial 2007 book, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S. Parsi, co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, was selected from among 54 nominees worldwide.

Mia Pomerantz, Peab ’06, is part of a classical guitar duo known as Duo Amaral. They performed at the University of Pennsylvania and at the White House for a holiday reception in December. They also performed at the Renwick Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in February.

2007

Erica N. Brown, Engr ’07, is a staff engineer at Merck & Co.

Eli C. Fendelman, A&S ’07, is a classics teacher at Saddle River Day School.

2008

Jessica Brociek, A&S ’08, is a marketing associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC. She is responsible for the coordination and support of public relations initiatives.

Cassidy W. Claassen, SPH ’08, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in May and is now in his first year of residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

Mauktik Kulkarni, Med ’08 (MS), director of research and development at Neuronetrix, Inc., writes: “After graduating from JHU, I spent six weeks traveling through South America on a motorcycle. I have recently published a book about my 5,000-mile motorcycle ride. The book is titled A Ghost of Che, and it’s available online. The book was awarded Editor’s Choice by the publisher, iUniverse, and it was in the top 100 on Amazon’s Adventurers and Explorers list for the first three weeks. It has also received positive reviews on Amazon.”

In memoriam:

1931: Charles J. Cohen, A&S ’31 (PhD), one of the pioneers in establishing the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center as an internationally recognized center of national defense research, died October 14. He helped confirm the Earth’s pear-shaped gravitational field, which led to the development of the global positioning system.

1932: John T. Rettaliata, Engr ’32, ’36 (PhD), passed away August 8. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins in 2007.

1935: John Burling DeHoff, A&S ’35, Med ’39, SPH ’67, who was Baltimore City’s health commissioner for almost 10 years, died October 26 at the age of 96.

1937: Virginia Mason, Nurs ’37, a retired registered nurse and member of the Church of Epiphany, died August 25.

1941: Sidney George Piness, A&S ’41, who had a private practice in internal medicine, died October 17. He served as president of the Plainfield Area Medical Association, a member of the American Heart Association, president of the Union County Heart Association, and a member of the Plainfield Human Relations Committee.

1942: J. David Hartman Jr., A&S ’42, died September 21 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He was past president of the National Book Manufacturing Institute.

1942: Gilbert Vernon Rubin, A&S ’42, former longtime executive director of Baltimore’s Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals, died October 13 at his Baltimore home.

1942: Townley R. Wolfe III, Engr ’42, ’49, died in Virginia Beach July 18. Wolfe served in the South Pacific during World War II and retired with the rank of captain from the U.S. Naval Reserve.

1943: James K. Shafer, SPH ’43, a doctor who held several high-ranking positions with the U.S. Public Health Service and was a top health adviser at the White House and the State Department, died July 29 in Bethesda, Maryland.

1944: Edwin M. Talbott Jr., Engr ’44, died in Towson on October 11. He was an engineer, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, an attorney, an entrepreneur, and an investment banker.

1945: Vivian Pauline Landis Babin, Nurs ’45, a beloved mother and grandmother, died October 8.

1945: John Hull, Med ’45, died at his home in Houston, on November 11. Hull served as a captain in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and then returned home to teach medicine for 48 years.

1948: Arthur C. Hollister Jr., SPH ’48 (MD, MPH), died October 3 in Pleasant Hill, California.

1948: Clarence W. Little Jr., Engr ’48, died September 21 at his home in Wisconsin.

1948: John A. Unumb, SAIS ’48, who retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975 as the agency’s deputy assistant for public relations, died of cancer September 28.

1949: Robert Thompson Frost, A&S ’49, ’53 (PhD), died February 8. He was a physicist in the aerospace industry. His 22 scientific publications include an account of the experiment he developed to melt metal aboard a space shuttle.

1949: Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, Engr ’49, died October 9. He served as the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg War Trials in 1945. A past senior vice president at RCA and executive vice president at NBC, he was one of the principal developers of color TV at RCA and computer technology for NASA, as well as the inventor of the video disc, a precursor to the DVD.

1950: Richard “Wick” Heard, A&S ’50, died August 12 in San Antonio. He had a distinguished extended military service that included time in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and broke two world speed records over a closed circuit course in a U.S. Army OH 6A helicopter. He was a member of both the U.S. Army ski and tennis teams.

1950: Otto Kosciusko LeBron, A&S ’50, who retired in 1988 as sales manager for the Eastern United States with the Chevrolet Motor Division, died on August 21.

1950: Raymond S. Tompkins Jr., A&S ’50, died October 15, in Lewes, Delaware. Tompkins was retired from Verizon, where he had spent 35 years as a division commercial manager for the state of Maryland.

1951: Dana Kimball Ball, SAIS ’51, died August 2, in Concord, New Hampshire. He was employed as a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1973.

1951: Victoria Smith Friedman, SPH ’51, a psychiatrist who retired from private practice in 1994, died June 25, in Chestertown, Maryland.

1952: L. Willis Allen, Med ’52, a surgeon who worked on health care issues for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush, died in Millville, New Jersey, on October 27, after a lengthy illness.

1952: Edith Bierstein, SPH ’52, of McLean, Virginia, who was a volunteer nurse throughout her life, died on March 25, 2009.

1952: Norman W. Lavy, A&S ’52, of Westfield, New Jersey, died on October 7. He was vice president and director of drug regulatory affairs at E. R. Squibb & Sons. He was also a professor of medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

1953: Octavius M. Covington, Bus ’53, a senior account executive with the Horace Mann Insurance Co. from 1955 until his retirement in 1995, died September 17 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

1953: Richard Henry, Med ’53, who lived in Inglis, Florida, died September 7.

1954: Walter George Kersey, SAIS ’54, a 30-year career officer with the U.S. Army, died October 25. He was honored with a Distinguished Service Award and was fluent in German and French.

1955: Richard T. Antoun, SAIS ’55, who taught Middle Eastern Studies at several universities, died December 4 in Binghamton, New York.

1955: Jack Sugar, A&S ’55, ’60 (PhD), a retired atomic physicist for what became the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died August 15 in Rockville, Maryland, of complications from Parkinson’s disease.

1956: George Bluestone, A&S ’56 (PhD), a cinema expert who was at the forefront of film studies, died August 3.

1957: M. Kenton King, Med ’57, dean of the Washington University School of Medicine for nearly 25 years, died October 15 at his home in University City, Missouri.

1962: Neil R. Luebke, A&S ’62 (MA), ’68 (PhD), an Oklahoma State University Regents Service Professor emeritus who was head of the philosophy department for 16 years, passed away June 18 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

1963: William F. Logan Sr., Engr ’63, a retired Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. electrical engineer who was active in his church, died October 5 at his Loch Raven Village home in Baltimore.

1965: Louis Beck, A&S ’65 (MLA), a retired career Army intelligence officer who served in three wars, died August 2.

1971: Lawrence H. Will, Engr ’71, a retired civil engineer with Baltimore County and member of the Merchant Marines, died April 23 in Cockeysville, Maryland.

1976: Jack Yates, Ed ’76 (MS), Bus ’82 (MAS), was a Baltimore community activist and cyclist. He died in a bicycle accident in August.

1983: Marion A. Hecht, Bus ’83 (MS), a former teacher and community activist, died October 7 in Baltimore.

1983: Carroll B. Leevy, Med ’83, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Liver Center at New Jersey Medical School, died October 8.

1983: Jeffrey Weinstein, Med ’83, who lived in Edison, New Jersey, died September 30. He was a neuro-anesthesiologist for JFK Medical Center for 20 years.

1988: Avinash Khatter, A&S ’88, died August 13. He was recently named one of Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Doctors” and chosen as one of “America’s Top Physicians” by Neurology Neurophysiology, Stroke.

1988: David T. Runner, Bus ’88 (MS), director of satellite programs for NASA’s acquisition and grants office, died October 29 at Howard County General Hospital.

1997: Michael Guy “Mike” Dennis, A&S ’97 (MS), died August 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief battle with stomach cancer.

1997: Robert C. Susil, Engr ’97, Med ’05 (MD/PhD), who swam on the Blue Jays’ varsity swim team as an undergraduate and was a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died February 5 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

2007: Charles R. Mock, Med ’07, a medical administrator and retired Navy captain, died October 19 at his home in Bowie, Maryland.

Correction:

In the Winter 2009 issue, we incorrectly listed Ralph C. Benson Jr. Med ’67, in the obituary section. We should have listed his father, Ralph M. Benson Sr., who was a 1936 graduate of the School of Medicine.


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