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In appreciation of her dedication, commitment, and leadership as a founding member, director, and president of Capital Area Realtors Federal Credit Union, Naomi Laughlin, BA ’34, was named the first recipient of the A.V. Pisani Lifetime Achievement Award. Among other achievements, Laughlin served as executive vice president of the Montgomery County, Md., Board of Realtors for 20 years, is active in the Realtors Land Institute of the National Association of Realtors, and was listed in the “Who’s Who of American Women.”

Ilana Boin-Wallach, daughter of Jerome K. Boin, BA ’49, is seeking information about her father. Please contact her at boinir@aol.com or send a letter in care of assistant editor, GW Magazine (see Table of Contents page for address.)

After a confirmation by the U.S. Senate and a swearing-in ceremony in Secretary of State and GW alumnus Colin Powell’s office, Richard L. Baltimore, BA ’69, was named U.S. ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. He served as a Foreign Service officer with the Department of State for more than 30 years and was consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ronald E. Elberger, BA ’66, was elected distinguished adviser of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis after serving three terms as a member of its board of trustees. He also was named a fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. Elberger, a practicing attorney since 1971, was listed in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2002 list of “Who’s Who in Law.”

In July, Joseph P. Farina, BA ’67, began his fifth term as chief judge of the 11th judicial circuit of Florida. He will serve a two-year term. Farnia served as mayor of Miami Shores, Fla., from 1977-1979 and currently supports a “Judicial Ride-A-Long” program that partners elected officialswith judges, offering officials first-hand experience with courtroom activities.

Now retired, Andrew M. White, MBA ’60, lives with his wife, Lorraine White, in Redlands, Calif.

Jim Addy, EdD ’74, was reelected to a second term as mayor of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

A professor of cardiovascular diseases and head of the cardiovascular division in the school of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Michael E. Cain, MD ’75, works with a team of cardiology specialists to not only understand heart rhythm abnormalities, but to treat and cure them. His services to the medical and educational communities were celebrated in February with a feature story in the Record, the university’s newspaper.

Bert M. Carmody, MBA ’78, received the designation of certified investment management consultant. Carmody is vice president for client services of ABN AMRO Asset Management in Atlanta.

Chairman and CEO of Witt/Kieffer, a national executive search firm based in Oak Brook, Ill., Jordan Hadelman, BS ’76, MA ’78, was named The George Washington University Health Services Management and Policy Distinguished Alumni for 2003 in April. He was presented the award March 18 at the GW Alumni Association Dinner at Magnum’s Steak & Lobster in Chicago. The award recognizes outstanding alumni for leadership and exceptional performance in the health care field. Named in The New Career Makers as one of the United States’ top executive recruiters, Hadelman has been with Witt/Kieffer for almost 20 years.

Recently appointed to the board of regents of Georgetown University, Robert F. Hussey, MBA ’74, also serves on the board of directors of Digital Lightwave Inc. and NUR Macroprinters, both NASDAQ companies.

Previously a supervisory field consultant, Raymond Kassab, MA ’72, was promoted to assistant to the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in its Detroit office. Kassab and his wife, Florence, have two children. Daughter Elizabeth is a senior at the University of Michigan. Son Stephen is a high school senior.

J. Peter Kissinger, MS ’75, was appointed president and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a nonprofit organization devoted to preventing injuries and deaths related to motor vehicles. Before joining AAA Foundation, Kissinger served as senior vice president at the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, an affiliate of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Albania Marisa R. Lino, MA ’72, is the new director of Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy. She earned four Superior Honor Awards and one Meritorious Honor Award during her Foreign Service career and speaks fluent Italian, French, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian.

Frank E. Loiacono, MHSA ’79, is executive director of the western field office for Humana Military Healthcare Services. His area of responsibility for the Tricare Program, providing healthcare benefits plans for members of armed services and their families, includes Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Senior Vice President at Maryland General Hospital William P. McMahon, MA ’78, was elected to the Council of Regents, legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He approves governance and membership regulations and promotes ACHE programs, services, and activities. Board certified in healthcare management, McMahon is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Business Alliance, a Seattle-based group of business leaders united to fight cancer, appointed William Owens, MS ’76, to its board of governors. Owens is co-chief executive officer and vice chairman of Teledesic LLC, a telecommunications company in Bellevue, Wash.

Since 1993, Jerry Perkins, BA ’70, has been farm editor of The Des Moines Register. He was elected president of North American Agricultural Journalists, an organization of farm writers in the United States and Canada. Perkins lives with his wife, Peggy, and their three sons in Des Moines, Iowa.

After 20 years of service as treasurer/tax collector of Ventura County, Calif., an elected position, Harold S. Pittman, MBA ’72, retired and lives in Camarillo, Calif.

Scott Sitzer, MA ’77, is with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. He was honored with a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award for his work on the analysis and forecasting of U.S. energy markets.

At Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, retired Col. Frank T. Trippi, MBA ’70, is a volunteer with the Retiree Activities Office, U.S. Air Force.

Practicing insurance and regulatory law with Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones, Michael A. Zagaroli, BA ’76, was elected to the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly. The assembly is the final policy-making body of the state bar.

Marcia J. Avedon, MPhil ’87, PhD ’89, was promoted to senior vice president for human resources at Merck & Co., Inc., in Whitehouse Station, N.J. She also joined the Merck Management Committee, the senior leadership team assisting the CEO and president in managing business operations.

Associate professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University, R.E. Burnett, MA ’86, was named to the Moody Northern Endowed Chair in the Department of International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute for fall 2003.

Vice President of Trust Administration with SunTrust Bank, Andrea Darlow, BA ’88, resides with her husband, Phil, and newborn daughter, Alexa, in Miami.

James Hall, MS ’82, an employee of Kling, a Philadelphia-based architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm, participated in an affiliation project with Boston-based Stubbins Associates.

Relocating to the D.C. area from New York with his wife, Suzanne, and son, Justin, Hammond H. Han, MBA ’87, joined Smith Barney Citigroup as a senior vice president/investments and corporate client group director.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore named Nancy A. Hotchkiss, MA ’82, director of education. She oversees conservation education programs for students and teachers at the aquarium and schools throughout the region. Education programs include staff members bringing live animals and artifacts into classrooms, teaching students to monitor water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, and leading thematic summer camp programs.

The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award went to Wayne Hunt, EdD ’82. Hunt is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the HIV Clinic; chief psychologist and clinical supervisor for the Baltimore County Division of Correction; team psychologist for the Baltimore Police Hostage Negotiation Team and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team; and director of training for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Mental Health Services, and clinical psychology internship.

Donald E. Koenig Jr., BA ’80, JD ’84, was promoted to vice president of corporate responsibility for Catholic Healthcare Partners, headquartered in Cincinnati. He was appointed to the Audit & Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare West, headquartered in San Francisco.

Installed as president of the New York State Neurosurgical Society, Ezriel Kornel, who completed his residency at GW in 1984, will serve a two-year term. The society represents the interests of all neurosurgeons in the state, both in regard to socio-political issues and general clinical and scientific issues.

Cindy Knall, BA ’85, an associate scientist at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, was instrumental in helping her company gain a four-year, half-million dollar grant under the Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The grant will make possible the Lovelace Science Academy, which will serve 240 middle school students from Hayes and Van Buren Middle Schools in Albuquerque, N.M.

Global Gold Corp., an international gold mining, development, and exploration company with mining properties in Chile and Armenia, named Van Z. Krikorian, BA ’81, vice president and general council. Global Gold is a public company reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In a traditional ceremony on the Naval Station Ingleside in Texas, Lt. Cmdr. Glenn P. Kuffel, BA ’89, took the helm and command of the USS Avenger. Kuffel began his journey with the Navy as a surface warfare division officer and has climbed the ranks since. He has been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Adriatic Sea, and Caribbean Sea. He has participated in counter drug operations, Maritime interception operations, and in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Fox, Southern Watch, and Allied Force.

Mary McDaniel Lewis, MBA ’85, is senior vice president and regional director of portfolio management with BB&T Asset Management in Winchester, Va. She supervises BB&T’s portfolio managers in Virginia and Maryland, and manages investment portfolios for individuals, businesses, charities, and educational organizations.

Residing with his wife, Carol, and children, Amanda and Alex, in Chappaqua, N.Y., Tom Lowell, MBA ’81, was appointed to Morgan Stanley’s Chairman’s Club. The honor is reserved for the top financial advisers in the firm.

After serving as CFO at Lucent Government Solutions and as corporate controller at CACI, Michael J. McDermott, MBA ’80, is CFO of NLX Corp. in Sterling, Va. NLX is an internationally recognized provider of simulation training systems and services. He has more than 25 years of financial management experience in the areas of information technology, professional services, and systems integration.

Charlene McHugh, BA ’88, is of counsel with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in New York. She works in the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services Practice Group. McHugh recently adopted a daughter, Patricia, from Vietnam, and resides with her in Cranford, N.J.

The Joshua Kahan Solipsism Fund, a charitable organization committed to supporting research to fight pediatric leukemia, named Ian D. Meklinsky, BA ’88, JD ’91, to its executive committee.

Kathryn Jagow Mohrman, PhD ’82, former president of Colorado College, was named executive director of the Washington program office of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Established in 1986, the center is an educational joint venture between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. It gives about 100 students from the United States, China, and other countries the opportunity to live together and pursue graduate-level studies for one year.

Now state director for U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.), John R. Pagliarini, MA ’86, was installed as president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.

In May, Patricia Rabain, MA ’83, completed her master of science degree from the University of the District of Columbia and will pursue a career teaching mathematics.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics elected Ivatury S. Raju, MEA ’82, to the grade of fellow. Selection of fellows is limited to those who distinguished themselves in the field of aerospace and who have strong potential for leadership.

Peter Lee Thompson, BA ’88, married Gina Anne Fiore in Worcester College Chapel at Oxford University in England. Thompson received a PhD in modern history from Oxford. The newlyweds work at New York investment bank Goldman Sachs, where she is an event planner managing restaurant relations and he is the company’s historian.

After working as a journalist in Lebanon and a public radio producer in Los Angeles, Nehme E. Abouzeid, BA ’98, graduated magna cum laude from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. While attending Babson, based in Wellesley, Mass., Abouzeid was a correspondent for The Boston Business Journal.

In September 2002, Brigadier Gen. Thomas A. Benes, MPA ’93, took command as the president of the Marine Corps University and commanding general of the Marine Corps Education Command. His decorations include: The Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, Air Medal with Combat “V” and four Strike Flight Awards, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Now senior vice president of E-Smart Services, John Kyle Boice, MSF ’99, can be reached at kyle_boice@e-smartservices.com.

As director of SolutionsIQ’s project-based services, Evan Campbell, MA ’94, brings more than a decade of software development and high-tech management experience to the job. His group provides outsourced development and testing services to clients. The IT firm is based in Bellevue, Wash.

Gina M. Bouloy (Boscarino), MPH ’97, JD ’97, became a shareholder in the firm Feder Semo & Bard in Washington. She also married Drew Bouloy, a systems analyst for the Marine Corps System Command, Nov. 24.

As director of client and member relations for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Jody Cesana, BBA ’95, ensures that clients receive high-level, responsive service and provides management consulting on health care issues.

Formerly an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, David S. Cohen, BBA ’91, became a partner in its D.C. office. He represents financial institutions, corporations, partnerships, and individuals in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States.

Working to rebuild Iraq, Michael Daniels, BA ’98, a captain in the U.S. Army, is stationed in Baghdad. He is there as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and says his GW education helped him prepare for this experience.

Eric Inglis, BA ’90, JD ’94, was named partner in the 60-attorney law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King in Morristown, N.J. He is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation department with a concentration in matters related to real estate.

Currently pursuing a culinary arts degree, Michelle A. Di Maio, BA ’97, married Mark E. Pellegri May 25 at the Bona Allen Mansion in Buford, Ga.

On Feb. 4, Mark Eyer, BA ’90, and Lauren (Grika) Eyer, BA ’90, celebrated the birth of twins, Olivia Rose and Benjamin Gray. The couple now has three children.

Brian Greenberg, BBA ’94, was promoted to managing director of Kaulkin Ginsberg Co., a service business advisory company in Bethesda, Md. During 2002, Greenberg led about $125 million in Kaulkin Ginsberg merger and acquisition activity. He now is responsible for client development and many of the firm’s prominent deals.

At Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Philippe Hills, MPA ’96, was named senior associate vice president for development. As chief development officer in health sciences, Hills is responsible for all areas of devel-opment, fundraising, alumni relations, and relations with individual donors, foundations, and corporations.

With more than 10 years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international trademarks and patents, Kenneth E. Horton, MBA ’93, was elected a member of national intellectual property firm Rader, Fishman & Grauer in Salt Lake City.

Now residing in California with her husband and daughter, Jennifer Hrycyszyn (Johnson), MBA ’97, began a public relations consulting practice.

The Regis University Graduate School for Professional Studies in Denver, Colo., awarded the Karen A. Patterson Award for community/Organizational Change to Julie E. Hulstein, BA ’94. The honor is based on high ethic for social responsibility and given to the student in the Master of Nonprofit Management program who best applies the tools learned in the degree to initiate positive change in an organization or the broader community.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Jay Jagannathan, BS ’99, began residency training in neuro-surgery at the University of Virginia. He can be reached at brainjock03@aol.com.

Andrew Kirschner, BA ’93, received the 2002 Florida Teacher of the Year Award. He is a high school English teacher and English department chair at Coral Springs Charter School in Coral Springs, Fla.

Briesen & Roper of Milwaukee named Kelly S. Kuglitsch (Slinkman), MA ’99, an associate in its compensation and benefits section. Kuglitsch assists administrators and fiduciaries of employee benefit plans in complying with the standards of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations. She resides in Milwaukee with her husband, Paul Kuglitsch.

Focusing his practice on bankruptcy, workouts, and debtor-creditor litigation, Stuart A. Laven, BBA ’95, was named an associate for Benesch in Cleveland.

Welcoming their first daughter, Anna Florence Leland, into their home are David Leland, BBA ’98, and Rachael (Silver) Leland, BA ’97.

After holding temporary parish assignments and a chaplaincy in two hospitals, Vinh Dinh Luu, MA ’98, was ordained a priest in New Orleans in a ceremony held in St. Louis Cathedral by Archbishop Alfred Hughes. He lives and serves in eastern New Orleans in Mary, Queen of Vietnam Parish.

Amy Maio, BA ’97, will marry David Newman in February 2004. The couple opened a family law practice in Juneau, Alaska.

After helping to formulate restaurant chain Subway’s global strategies, Brian Marino, BBA ’93, was promoted to global strategic planning and implementation manager for Doctor’s Associates, Inc., parent corporation of Subway.

After learning about cross-cultural communication and disaster relief in the Negev M.D. Program in International Health and Medicine, Navdeep Mathur, MPH ’99, graduated from the Ben-Gurion University June 3. Mathur returned to GW as a first-year resident at GW Medical Center in July.

Currently employed with the New York State Council on Children and Families, Ford McLain, BA ’90, lives with his wife and baby daughter in Albany, N.Y.

As director of corporate sales for Prime Hospitality Corp., Robert Miller, BA ’98, MTA ’99, brokers the sale of hotel rooms and meeting spaces to meeting planners and other corporate travel buyers. He attends Seton Hall University School of Law and is finishing a three-year term as an elected member of his local board of education. He can be reached at robert@bookmygroup.com.

Andy Mus, MA ’92, is vice president in the Atlanta office of investor relations firm PondelWilkinson MS&L.

Previously a legal consultant, Jonathan L. Pompan, BA ’98, was promoted to associate counsel at the American Chemistry Council, Inc. He will provide council to the American Plastics Council primarily in the areas of contracts, antitrust, intellectual property, commercial, and general association law.

In January, Michael Rosenberg, BA ’91, a commercial litigator at WolfBlock LLP, presented “Basics of Legal Assisting in Pennsylvania” at the Philadelphia Airport Hilton.

David Salkeld, BA ’96, MA ’00, JD ’00, left the U.S. Department of Commerce to become an attorney and adviser with the U.S. Customs Service, where he handles international trade matters. He is pleased to display the state’s Thomas Sully portrait of George Washington above his desk in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Formerly communications director for Rep. John Gard, speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jeff Schoenfeldt, BA ’97, is now policy analyst.

In an outdoor, Catholic-Jewish ceremony in Potomac, Md., Jared Thomas Skok, BA ’95, MPA ’97, married Marni Sue Cohen Oct. 13. The couple resides in Arlington, Va.

The George Washington University Department of Public Administration honored Winnie Stachelberg, MPA ’90, with the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2003. Given annually for accomplishment in the field of public service, this year’s award was presented to Stachelberg for her work as political director of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian and gay political advocacy organization. She leads a team of professional advocates in advancing HRC’s public policy agenda on Capitol Hill and in the administration.

Clyde Taylor, MA ’97, was named key adviser on military and armed services policy for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Taylor handles legislative issues related to military installations. Sen. Chambliss says “Clyde’s expertise on armed services issues will be a great addition to my team.”

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics elected JoAnn Clayton-Townsend, MA ’90, to the grade of fellow in honor of her accomplishments and potential for leadership.

Suzanne Clarke Weiss, MA ’99, is senior manager of Legislative Demographic Services in Washington. She and her team were awarded first place in the Showalter Group’s Political Involvement Technology Innovation Award for their development of a Web-based decision-making tool that helps political action committee managers research, propose, and vote on contributions to candidates.

Gina N. Anderson, BA ’03, is an assistant language teacher for the Japan Exchange Teaching Program, where she teaches English in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, near Osaka.

As president and CEO of SPMA, Catherine Cagan-Brown, MSPM ’01, helps her firm provide IT program, project, portfolio management, planning, auditing, and IT governance services.

Formerly legislative assistant to Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-Calif.), Amy E. Cappiello, MA ’03, joined Witeck-Combs Communications as a communications strategist.

Hallie Harenski, MBA ’00, was promoted to assistant vice president of direct marketing with AIG. She is based in Seoul, South Korea, to develop the company’s direct marketing operation there.

BB&T, a banking and financial services firm, named Andrew Charles Hodge, MBA ’02, a business services officer in May. Hodge resides in Fairfax, Va.

In January, David Fuller Holt, BA ’01, became special assistant to the deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Holt married Rachel Canuso, BA ’01, May 10 in Philadelphia.

In March, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) presented Jimmy Howell, BA ’02, the Senator Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award in Washington at the 21st Century Democrats Annual Dinner. Howell was honored for his work on the campaigns of Tom Strickland for U.S. Senate in Colorado and Mary Landrieu for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. The honor is accompanied by a $5,000 grant.

The newest senior capital finance analyst for America Online’s technology development capital control group is Craig H. Lipinski, MBA ’02. He reviews software projects based on financial merits and approves or rejects them.

In May, Melissa Nann, BA ’01, graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University with a master of science degree.

Leaving active duty to work with the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Maj. Lucian Niemeyer, MBA ’00, is a professional staff member managing defense installation issues.

Stephanie Sharp, MA ’00, is state representative for Kansas. She formerly worked for the American Cancer Society.

Formerly a research analyst in the Pennsylvania House of representatives, Kristina L. Watson, BA ’01, was appointed deputy press secre-tary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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