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C. Harold Gray, BA ’31, (pictured at left) received a ceremonial resolution from the Washington City Council declaring June 5 as Harold Gray Day in the District, in honor of his many contributions to the city. He is an advocate for better transportation and chaired several trade and civic organizations in the city.

William C. Martin, BA ’36, JD ’38, SJD ’39, is a certified circuit court mediator in Florida. He has been a practicing attorney for more than 40 years and also is a retired U.S. Coast Guard reservist.

Frank E. McAnear, BA ’45, BL ’49, and his wife were awarded the Baylor University “Pillar of Baylor Award” for teaching English and planning activities for more than 400 international students at the Waco, Texas, university. After retiring from a 30-year career as an attorney for the Justice Department, McAnear and his wife taught English as a Second Language at a theological university in South Korea. Upon their return in 1993, they began their teaching activities at Baylor.

The Presbyterian Congregation in Georgetown has honored Arma Jo Smith Northrup, BA ’47, for being an active member for more than 50 years.

After suspending his law practice, George Fuller, BA ’50, has been traveling domestically and abroad, including visits to China and Ghana. Fuller lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is involved in a number of volunteer activities. He has kept up speed skating and roller blading for exercise and has been taking some courses at the University of British Columbia.

Marjorie R. Townsend, BS ’51, who lives in Washington, D.C., recalls commencement as one of her fondest GW memories. She and her husband of three years were to be graduated together. Due to a mix-up at the gown rental shop, she was sent a Catholic University gown and graduated in bright yellow instead of the traditional buff and blue. Other fun memories include a questionable decision to take a surveying class during the winter semester, which she said required repeated visits to “a windy hill” off Military Road. And she was happy that Professor Ames never used her to “test” the 220 Volt circuit with her fingers, as most students who he employed for the task got “zapped.”

James D. O’Neal, BA ’53, MA ’58, (pictured at left) was recently honored by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names by having a place in Antarctica named after him. In 1956-57, O’Neal was temporarily assigned to Adm. Richard E. Byrd’s Office of Antarctic Programs as the official U.S. observer with the Chilean expedition performing geophysical studies in Antarctica. For his work there, O’Neal Point, located on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, was named after him. The subject of O’Neal’s master’s thesis at GW is “The Political Geography of the Argentine-British-Chilean Sector of Antarctica.”

Richard Marks, MA ’58, just completed his fourth tour aboard U.S. Navy ships teaching college credit courses in American government and governmental administration for onboard personnel.

Peter A. Gallagher, BA ’63, president and CEO of America’s Promise, was appointed one of five new board of directors members at VHA Health Foundation. The foundation is an Irving, Texas-based organization that promotes community-based health and well-being initiatives.

Ashok S. Kalelkar, BS ’63, former managing director and general partner of Seed Capital, has joined the board of directors of Cyota, a payment and security company based in New York.

Frank L. Riggs, MBA ’64, has won nine national media awards for a five-year marketing program for osteopathic medicine. The program included a 30-minute television documentary that is being used by private foundations in local markets nationwide. The program was featured in the national publication of the American Osteopathic Association.

ISC2 (squared), a nonprofit industry consortium dedicated to training and certifying information systems security professionals and practitioners, recognized Harold (Hal) Tipton, MA ’65, as the namesake of an annual award. The award recognizes the year’s top security professional at the InfoSec World Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Former Ohio attorney general and secretary of state Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr., MS ’66, joined Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter as of counsel in the government and regulatory affairs practice in the Columbus-based law firm.

John I. Blank, MBA ’67, has retired from Graybill’s Tool & Die, Inc. where he served as general manager in Manheim, Pa.

Robert R. Detore, BA ’67, (pictured at left) was elected Mayor of Verona, N.J. on July 1. He is president/CEO of Correctional Health Services Inc. He also is a member of GW’s National Council on American Politics.

Joseph P. Farina, BA ’67, was elected to the position of chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges. He will serve in this capacity through June 2002.

Mary H. Futrell, MA ’68, EdD ’92, has been elected to the Horace Mann Educators Corporation board of directors. She is dean of GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Joel Alpert, BA ’69, (pictured at left) has been honored for his 25 years of distinguished service as a Reconstruction-ist rabbi in Philadelphia. He and nine other rabbis received honorary doctorates from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa.

Poet Miriam M. Nathan, BA ’69, MA ’72, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Recent poems of Nathan’s are included in Daughters’ of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss, a collection of works by daughters of Holocaust survivors. Nathan lives in Maryland with her husband. They have three children.

Marc E. Albert, BA ’70, JD ’73, was named a partner of Morrison & Hecker’s business practice in Washington.

Brian A. McLaughlin, MS ’71, has been named chairman and chief executive officer of West End Resorts Ltd., the development company of Old Bahama Bay in the Bahamas.

Thomas S. Schmit, MS ’71, is the executive vice president of Broadview Financial Services in Omaha, Neb.

Audrey Z. Cramer, BA ’72, was promoted to executive vice president of the Washington office of Cushman & Wakefield.

Larry Hott, BA ’72, has been honored with a Massachusetts media fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Film/Video Foundation. He is now co-producing three films for broadcast on PBS.

William P. Magee, Jr., MD ’72, (pictured at left) founder of Operation Smile, which aids children around the world with facial deformities, and his wife, Kathleen, were honored in April at the 2001 Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. Hosted by PNC Financial Services Group in Delaware, the awards were first presented in 1979 to reward and encourage the best of human performance. The Magees joined four other 2001 award winners, including actor Morgan Freeman and biologist J. Craig Venter, whose company shared success in deciphering the human genetic code.

Mitchell E. Blaser, BBA ’73, has been appointed chief financial officer of Swiss Re’s Americas division, the company’s non-life reinsurance for all the Americas in Armonk, N.Y.

Randolph N. Click, BA ’73, MBA ’82, has been named president of communication consulting firm Tomega Communication Inc. in Chantilly, Va.

JoAnne K. Glasser, BA ’73, has been named the 10th president of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. Glasser is an executive vice president at Towson University in Maryland.

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. recently announced the election of Joseph W. Prueher, MS ’73, former U.S. ambassador to China and a retired Navy admiral, to its 12-member board of directors.

H&R Retail, a regional real estate services company with offices in Timonium, Md., and Chevy Chase, Md., promoted Scott Yurow, BA ’73, to principal. He has been with the company for five years and specializes in leasing retail properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Claude M. Kicklighter, MA ’74, a retired army officer, was sworn in recently as the assistant secretary for the Office of Policy and Planning at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.

Michael R. Kirby, MA ’74, retired in November 2000 from the Internal Revenue Service after more than 33 years of federal service. He was a manager in the legislative affairs office, and he received the IRS Commissioner’s Award at his retirement. In February 2001, he became a special assistant to the chief financial officer of the District of Columbia.

John D. Klinedinst, MBA ’75, was recently appointed a trustee of Washington and Lee University.

Phyllis D. Thompson BA ’74, JD ’81, has been elected to a second term on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors.

Deborah Carr Anderson, BA ’75, has decided to pursue a career in photojournalism and is attending Syracuse University.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association named LaVarne A. Burton, MA ’75, its new president. Burton has more than 30 years experience in federal government, serving most recently as the executive secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she advised Secretary Donna Shelala on policy issues.

Kenneth B. Cohen, MHA ’75, is chief executive officer of Alameda County Medical Center in San Leandro, Calif.

David A. Throckmorton, MSE ’75, is deputy manager of the Structures, Mechanics, and Thermal Department in the Engineering Directorate of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Hadron, Inc. has appointed George W. Tonn, MBA ’75, president of its subsidiary, Avenue Technologies Inc., in Alexandria, Va. He will also serve as Hadron’s chief marketing officer.

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International Inc. appointed Richard M. Goldfarb, BS ’76, to its board of directors. Goldfarb moved from Newton, Pa., to St. Petersburg, Fla., to accept the job.

Florence H. Kossow, BA ’76, (pictured at left) has been practicing clinical social work as an employee relations specialist and has been in private practice since 1983. She lives in Washington, D.C. She recalls one of her finest memories is of her GW commencement, when her son and daughter were present to watch Kossow receive her degree.

Tom McDonald, BA, ’76, rejoined Arter & Hadden in the international, government affairs, and labor and employment practice groups in the Washington office.

SmartPipes Inc. of Redwood City, Calif., appointed Henry R. Nothhaft, MBA, ’76, its president and CEO. He formerly was the vice president of XO Communications Inc.

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. named William A. Owens, MS, ’76, to the company’s board of directors. He is currently vice chairman and co-chief executive officer of Teledesic Corp.

Michele Anthony, BA, ’77, was one of 25 leading businesswomen honored by NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund at a March event, “Aiming High: A Celebration of the Power of Women.” Anthony is the executive vice president of Sony Music Entertainment.

Eventra Inc. of Milford, Conn., has named T. James Ranney, BBA ’77, chief financial officer in charge of finances and client services, including network center operations and systems administration.

Stuart H. Levine, MA ’78, has been named medical director of SCAN, a health plan under contract with Medicare in California. Levine will be responsible for the initiation and operation of the SCAN disease management programs.

Pediatric urologist Patrick H. McKenna BS ’78, MD ’82, has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as professor of surgery and chair of the urology division.

BioQuest, Inc., an executive search practice dedicated to the life sciences and health care services marketplace, appointed David E. Mildrew, MS ’78, its managing director of the company’s new Southern California office.

Cathy C. Patterson, MBA ’78, (pictured at left) president of Patterson Advisors, an investment advisory organization, has been selected by the Black Board of Directors Project to receive the 2001 Lincoln J. Ragsdale Sr. Outstanding Director award, which recognizes leadership and service contributions to society.

Claudia B. Welsh, BA ’78, is now the regional director of development for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in South Florida.

D.H. Brown Associates, Inc., an information industry research and consulting firm in Port Chester, N.Y., named Scott D. Winkler, BS ’78, president and CEO.

PEC Solutions Inc. appointed Harold F. Gracey, MS ’79, SGB ’84, as vice president of the company’s system integration division in its Fairfax, Va., office.

Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products appointed Tim S. Ledwick, BBA ’79, chief financial officer of the company in New York. He is responsible for managing global financial operations.

Joan Mancuso, MBA ’79, has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Satellite Networks in New York. Mancuso previously was division manager for business development at AT&T Solutions.

Dix & Eaton Inc. promoted Richard A. Nelson, MBA ’79, to managing director to head the firm’s growing investor relations practice. He will become a member of an 11-member management committee for the firm.

Timothy Straight, BA ’79, MBA ’82, has been appointed by King Harald of Norway as the Norwegian Honorary Consul to Armenia. He is also the resident representative for the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Melissa Bockelmann, BA ’80, has joined WGL Holdings, Inc., parent company of Washington Gas Light Co. and several retail energy-related businesses, as the new director of investor relations.

Ralph E. Grunewald, MA ’80, JD ’87, was named executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Bernard M. Lesavoy, BBA ’80, MBA ’82, JD ’87, partner in the business and corporate department at Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP in Allentown, Pa., has been appointed by the president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County to be chairman of its finance committee.

Col. John D. Pavlovsky, MSA ’80, has been awarded the U.S. Army Legion of Merit by the Department of the Army for meritorious service, completing 31 years of active duty. Pavlovsky was cited for leadership in battalion command during the Persian Gulf War and for outstanding achievements for strategic management of programs to re-engineer U.S. Army logistics processes. He now resides with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

After 20 years of service for the United Nations, Shun-Ichi Murata, MA ’81, Mphil ’82, PhD ’87, has taken a professorship at the School of Policy Studies in Kobe, Japan.

Michael J. Phelan, MPA ’81, has been appointed vice president of corporate partnerships for Student Advantage Inc., a college student media and commerce business. He is based in Boston.

Yale University School of Medicine recently announced the appointment of Robert Udelsman, MD ’81, as the school’s new chair of surgery. Udelsman previously was the Richard Bennett Darnall Professor of Surgery.

Lisa M. Davis, BA ’82, was named vice president of international sales and strategic alliances at LODESTAR Corp., a provider of e-Business software solutions.

InterBank Capital Partners, a D.C.-based financial services firm, has named Robert Greenfest, BBA ’82, MBA ’84, senior vice president.

Cabot Microelectronics Corp., appointed Hiro Nishiya, BBA ’82, vice president of Asia Pacific business. He will oversee business operations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Southeast Asia.

Paul D. Yu, BA ’82, MBA ’85, has been appointed to Odyssey Technologies Inc. in Laurel, Md., as chief of operations to its executive team. He will be responsible for the day- to-day operations of the organizations as well as growth in the worldwide video security market.

The Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute has named Don L. Douglas, MBA ’83, as its new president and chief executive.

Dean Wayne Rutley, BA ’83, JD ’86, counsels Internet-related and other high-tech start ups for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington D.C.

Raymond L. Wenderlich, MEA ’83, has been elected vice president at Constellation Nuclear LLC in Baltimore.

Steven R. Ziselman, BBA ’83, MBA ’89, joined FOLIOfn, a start-up financial services company. He and his wife also recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Emma Paige. The family lives in Fairfax, Va.

Donald G. DeBuck, MBA ’84, was named corporate vice president and controller at Computer Sciences Corp. DeBuck, who has been with CSC for 22 years, previously was the company’s assistant corporate controller. CSC’s headquarters are in El Segundo, Calif.

Shelley A.M. Galbraith, BA ’84, MBA ’87, Peter Murray Galbraith, MBA ’86, and daughter Daria Evelyn welcome the arrival of their son and brother Leander Pierre Galbraith on March 26, 2001. The family lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Timothy A. Klein, BA ’84, MPA ’86, is the new associate administrator for innovation, research, and education at the Research and Special Programs Administration. He currently resides with his family in New Carrollton, Md.

Joan Galvin, BBA ’85, JD ’93, has been appointed communications director at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla.

John M. Jordan, BA ’85, joined The Aker Partners Inc. in Washington as a consulting partner and director of its technology practice. A former senior vice president at Porter Novelli, he will lead the firm’s technology communications and start a new health technology practice.

JPMorgan Treasury and Securities Services, has hired Julie A. Monaco, BA ’85, to head its Global Trade and Information Management business.

3-G International, a provider of authentication software and services, appointed J.B. Rauch, BA ’85, MBA ’90, as its new president to further its transition to a products-based company. Rauch previously was a vice president at PSINet in Ashburn, Va.

Glenn R. Richter, BBA ’85, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance for Sears, Roebuck and Co., where he will be responsible for the company’s financial planning, analysis, and business development functions.

David A. Samuels, MBA ’85, was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of e-centives Inc. a developer of Internet direct marketing in Bethesda, Md.

President Bush announced the appointment of Cory T. Shade, BA ’85, to the national board of directors for the Student Loan Marketing Association, otherwise known as Sallie Mae.

Elin A. Ewald, BA ’86, recently married R. Lain Garrett III in New York.

Lawrence D. Huebner, MS ’86, has completed his 10th year working for NASA at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He recently was elected an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronau-tics, one of the greatest honors in the industry. Huebner has been working on the X-43 hypersonic demonstrator vehicle program.

Freddie Mac named Joseph E. Amato, MBA ’87, the corporation’s vice president of finance. He will be responsible for financial planning and shareholder relations.

Peter Roff, BA ’87, joined United Press International as a national political analyst, after a 15-year career in electoral politics.

David J. Shavzin, MBA ’87, has become a partner and accepted the role of president of Federated Wholesale located in the Atlanta area. He had spent 12 years with the global pharmaceutical firm Aventis.

Amy Ruth Cohen, BA ’88, married Martin Scott Kindler in Manhattan in March. Cohen trades financial contracts for the New York office of Banca Commerciale Italiana.

MdBio Inc. has added C. Robert Eaton, MA ’88, to its board of directors. Eaton is the president of the Frederick, Md.-based company.

Marc J. Gross, BA ’88, JD ’91, became partner in the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel in its Roseland, N.J., office.

Bernard Horak, PhD ’88, was appointed interim chair of the GW Medical Center’s Department of Health Services Management and Policy, effective July 1, 2001.

Jessica I. Elfenbein, MA ’89, received a 2001-02 University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service. This award is the board’s highest honor in recognition of exemplary faculty achievement. Elfenbein is an assistant professor of history in the University of Baltimore’s Legal, Ethical, and Historical Studies program.

Norman A. Fleisher, BA ’89, has made partner with Ferrell, Schultz, Carter, Zumpano & Fertel in Miami, Fla.

DFI International has appointed Lori B. Garver, MA ’89, as director of space program development in Washington, D.C. Garver is the founder and president of Capital Space, a Virginia based consulting firm, and is the current president of the American Astronautical Association.

CONSOL Energy Inc. of Pittsburgh has elected Patricia A. Hammick, PhD ’89, to its board of directors. Hammick is the director of the eight-member board.

John J. O’Malley, BA ’89, has become a shareholder at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. in Philadelphia.

Diane J. Saranga, BBA ’89, married Lawrence Teitelbaum at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan in August. She is the marketing director at Vincent Longo, a Manhattan-based cosmetics company.

Kurt W. Adams, MA ’90, has been named a shareholder in the law firm Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, in Portland, Maine. Adams concentrates his practice in energy law and general commercial law.

Amy Clotworthy, BA ’90, (pictured at left) married Jonathan David Linkov on November 11 in West Orange, N.J. She is a communications editor at LifeCare Inc. in Westport, Conn. He went to American University and works as the Internet project manager at The Gary Stock Co. in Croton Falls, N.Y. Several alumni were guests at their wedding, including Christian Crowley, BA ’94, who served as best man to the bride, Angela Lauria, BA ’94, Carmen Salas, BA ’94, and Mike Savenelli, BA ’94.

International Resources Group of Washington named Benjamin S. Farrah, MT ’90, vice president and chief financial officer.

Stephanie C. Leone, BA ’90, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Art History by Rutgers University. Leone is now an assistant professor of art history at Boston College, Chestnut Hill. She specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque studies.

Scott W. McCarthy, MBA ’90, has been named treasurer of CompuCredit Corporation in Atlanta.

The law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP promoted Jonathan M. Rome, BA ’90, JD ’93, to partner in its Philadelphia office. Jonathan specializes in commercial real estate law and shopping center development.

Jennifer C. Wagner, MBA ’90, married Benjamin Aycock Bell on May 26, 2000. The couple resides in Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Richard J. Zack, BA ’90, and Elizabeth C. Zack, BA ’90, had their second child, Benjamin Park Zack, on June 25, 2001. The Zack family lives in Philadelphia where Richard is an assistant U.S. attorney and Elizabeth teaches at a private elementary school.

The Yankee Group of Boston has named Carlos Guzman-Perry, BA ’91, executive vice president of international operations.

Dan Kane, BBA ’91, joined Carderock Capitol of Chevy Chase, Md., as a managing director and portfolio manager. He manages all of the daily business activities of the company.

Expeditrix Corporation has appointed Stephen Bedikian, MA ’92, to the position of vice president of marketing, in Austin, Texas.

Jeffrey Goldfarb, BBA ’92, joined Reuters as a mergers and acquisitions reporter in New York City. He had previously spent eight years with the Bureau of National Affairs Inc.

Ian Kessler, MBA ’92, joined BCE Emergis in October 2000 as director of human resources for eHealth Solutions Group in Rockville, Md. BCE Emergis is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto exchange and is part of the Bell Canada family.

Ellen Lederer, BBA ’92, ME ’94, graduated from Teachers College at Columbia University with a doctoral degree in education. She resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The winner of the Special Libraries Association Southern California Chapter’s sixth annual Karen Sternheim Memorial Scholarship, chosen from 15 applicants, is Aura Lippincott, BA ’92. Lippincott planned to completed graduate studies at UCLA’s information studies program in September 2001.

Susan Childers North, MBA ’92, and her husband Christopher celebrated the birth of their son, Christopher Colt North II on his father’s birthday, July 20th. Susan is an attorney with LeClair Ryan in Richmond.

David Vynerib, BBA ’92, executive director of investments with CIBC Oppenheimer in New York City, and his wife Jennifer recently gave birth to their first child, Colette Rose Vynerib.

Dional M. Aviles, MBA ’93, was sworn in as an assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management.

Yosefi Seltzer, BA ’93, married Michele Appelrouth on April 22, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga. The couple now resides in Savannah. Seltzer, a captain in the Army, is the outgoing chief of legal assistance at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Mary Frances Taymans, EdD ’93, has been named executive director of the secondary schools department at the National Catholic Educational Association.

Emily Cohen, BA ’94, has received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Cohen was part of a Wharton global consulting practicum, which worked with a team of Latin American business schools to design a market strategy for a Mexican company. She also served as a teaching assistant and participated in many school clubs.

Zethus Inc. in Washington, D.C., appointed Mike Conger, MS ’94, as one of the senior technical officials who will drive the launch of Zethus’ commercial real estate transaction platform to the Web. He is the vice president of development & technology.

Newton Gentry III, MBA ’94, is a new member of the board of directors of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. He is the area vice president for engineering services at Lucent Technologies.

George H. Brodie, MS ’95, has recently been awarded Engineer of the Year at the Navy’s David Taylor Research Basin, in Carderock, Md. Brodie was chosen from more than 400 engineers. He resides in Burke, Va., with his wife and newborn son.

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Princeton, N.J., hired Ginger L. Gregory, PhD ’95, as vice president of human services.

David R. Nather, MA ’95, of Austin, Texas, married Elissa M. Leif, of Commack, N.Y., in August. The couple lives in Washington, where he is a reporter for CQ Weekly and she is a Japanese language translator.

Diane E. Nayor, BA ’95, of Westport, Conn., married Evan S. Harrison of West Palm Beach, Fla. She is an elementary school teacher and he is a marketing director for BMG Entertainment.

Jeanne Marie Rose, BA ’95, completed a PhD in English at the University of Rochester. She will begin a faculty position at Penn State Berks this fall.

Hidayati Ruth Ismael, MBA ’96, is co-managing the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. The program will provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals that come from disadvantaged and under-represented social groups.

Stephen Leo, BA ’96, was promoted to vice president of international development for DHR International and has relocated to London with his wife Jennifer Leo, BA ’96, for this position.

Katherine E. White was selected as a White House Fellow for the class of 2001-2002. She was chosen over other candidates for her remarkable professional achievements, proven commitment to public service, and leadership skills.

Bernadette A. Boucher BA ’97, manuscripts librarian at Gelman Library, was curator of an exhibit called “Bright Stars Through the Perilous Fight: Men and Women Who Would be President,” in the library’s special collections department.

Spencer J. Charif, BA ’97, married Elizabeth M. Noren, BA ’96, on July 15, 2000. He is attending Suffolk University Law School and his wife is teaching English in Hingam, Mass.

John W. Cosgriff, BBA ’97, was promoted to manager with Accenture Ltd., formerly known as Anderson Consulting LLP. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area and can be reached via e-mail at johncosgriff@johncosgriff.com.

Anne M. Glenzer, BA ’97, is an associate editor at Georgetown University, where she in charge of the faculty and staff newspaper, Blue & Gray. Glenzer formerly served as Washington Bureau chief for Children’s Express News Service and also spent three years as a reporter with the Peoria Journal Star.

Bryan S. Miller, BA ’97, JD ’00, has joined Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach, Fla., as an associate in the litigation department, specializing in employment and commercial law.

Rodney Jay C. Salinas, BA ’97, MA ’99, is the president of Rainmaker Political Group and publisher of PoliticalCircus.com, an online source for political news and information affecting the Asian Pacific American community.

Niraj Sharma, MD ’97, married Tavi Shah at Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven, Fla. They now reside in Miami.

Robert G. Blatz, MBA ’98, was elected president and chief operating officer of American Land Lease in Clearwater, Fla. Blatz previously was the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Reade Kem, MA ’98, MBA ’98, joined Bank of America Securities’ High Yield Research group in New York where he is the junior healthcare analyst.

Jonathan L. Pompan, BA ’98, graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., on May 18, 2001. He was scheduled to take the Maryland bar examination in late July. He was also a legal intern at the Federal Trade Commission while in law school.

Nathan Colodney, MS ’99, is corporate director of information services for a major healthcare provider in New York City.

Alan Henney, MS ’99, a radio frequency expert, has become quite a media success recently, having been featured by the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post and interviewed by Dan Rather and National Public Radio. His text on radio frequencies and related topics was a success, and a second volume is planned. Henney spends his summer tending to his family’s business in Rehoboth Beach, Del. He often can be found combing the beach with his metal detector and various radios.

TeraBurst Networks Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of switching systems for next-generation optical networking, appointed Dianne Denison, MBA ’00, vice president of U.S. sales.

Gregory Scott Weiss, BA ’00, is currently working at the Digital Media Association in Washington, D.C., as the director of membership.

Leslie B. Carlson, BBA ’01, who played basketball for four years at GW, played for Team USA in the 16th World Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer.

Lauren Ernst, BA ’01, was selected as first place winner in the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society’s 2001 best undergraduate honors thesis competition. She wrote her thesis on the interaction of the Supreme Court, the media, and the public and how the media and the Supreme Court influence public opinion.

David Holt, BA ’01, was hired as a personal assistant to the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).

Aviva Klein, MA ’01, (pictured at left) is the recipient of a congressional fellowship on women and public policy in Washington, D.C. She will serve as a professional staff member with legislative responsibility for women’s health, Social Security, and Medicare issues.

Elisha K. Rothschild, BA ’01, is teaching in the Durham, N.C., public school system as part of the Teach for America program, which enlists recent college graduates who commit to teaching in low-income public schools for at least two years.

Natalia A. Rudiak, BA ’01, recently completed a four-month internship for Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.).

Matt Taylor, MA ’01, recently received a prestigious Coro Fellowship, a full-time graduate-level program that matches its fellows with leaders of public affairs organizations for six short internships. Coro fellows work at each internship for approximately four weeks at a time, shadowing leaders in areas such as government, business, nonprofit work, labor unions, and political campaigns.

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