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On July 5, 2002, Bessie Buchanan, BS 34, of Nashville, Tenn., celebrated her 90th birthday. Buchanan reports that she is still young in spirit. Her family gave her a July 4 birthday picnic and invited 50 guests.
Lee S. Harrow, BS 46, (pictured at left) retired from the H.J. Heinz Co. in 1989 as the vice president and corporate technical director. He had a long, varied, and successful career. He had worked for Heinz since 1973. Prior to that, he was with Coca-Cola and Phillip Morris. Harrow received a PhD in physical chemistry in 1953. He published more than 50 scientific papers between 1946 and 1955. Harrow currently is enjoying retirement near Sarasota, Fla.
President Trachtenberg had the pleasure of joining Evelyn Iverson Vernon, BA 33, at a reception in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympics. Among several GW honors, Iverson was the president of her graduating class. She has dedicated herself to a life of community service with various organizations, particularly in her hometown of Salt Lake City.
Julian Stein, MS 50, was the first recipient of an International Olympic Committee Presidents Special Award, for service and contributions to sport and physical education through the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance. This recognition, including a permanent plaque to be displayed at the IOC headquarters in Switzerland, was conferred June 28 in Taipei, Taiwan, at the 44th Anniversary World Congress of the ICHPERSD.
Victor Seyen, BA 51, retired from his job and is now living in Las Cruces, N.M.
After working as an administrative assistant to several secretaries in the Army, John G. Connell, BA 52, retired and now is a sculptor. Many of his pieces are on display and have received awards at local galleries in Alexandria, Va.
Driven by a love of learning that goes beyond philosophy, Frederic A. Leonard, PhD 55, devoted his life to scientific research and learning all he could about bacteriology. During his career at Ft. Detrick, Md., he was the director of biological research, the chief of the medical bacteriology division, and was elected a fellow of the Academy of Microbi-ology. After a lifelong career in bacteriology, Leonard continued to audit classes at GW to learn more about anthropology and archaeology and even now is an avid reader.
The president of Saint Leo University appointed A. James Rudin, BA 55, the distinguished visiting professor of religion and Judaica for the academic year 2002-03. As part of the appointment, Rudin gave a series of campus lectures, a faculty seminar, and a lecture at the Savannah, Ga., U.S. Naval base, where the university maintains an undergraduate extension center.
Completing his fourth term as Cumberland, Md., city mayor, Edward C. Athey, BFU 58, announced his retirement from a 20-year career in local politics in order to enjoy his family. Before becoming involved in local politics, he worked for more than 37 years at Kelly-Springfield Tire Co., a division of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He retired from Kelly-Springfield in 1996 as its data files controller.
The wife of Donald E. Lewis, BFU 58, passed away in May 2000, Lewis reports. Good news from the Lewis camp is the birth of his grandson John Connor Zontos, born Dec. 24, 1999. Lewis has been retired since 1997. He lives in Surprise, Ariz.
Earlon L. Seeley, III, BA 93, and Kristin Nofi celebrated their first wedding anniversary this past October. Alumni gathered at the Springfield Country Club Massachusetts, on Oct. 27, 2001, to celebrate their wedding. The couple lives in Massachusetts, where Earl is an associate attorney in his familys law practice and Kristin is a senior manager in product marketing for America Online. Pictured here are the Seeleys and several GW alumni at their wedding: (Front:) Barry Scanlon, 93, Alan Parente, 93, groom and bride, Kristopher Sleeth, 94, and Maura, 94, and Kevin Shea, 93. (Back Row:) Matthew Feyrer, 93, Michael Yalove, 93, Dave Sweeny, 93, David Pollok, 94, David Vignola, 94, Christopher Seeley, 01, and Marty Walsh, 95.
George Biles, MA 63, former professor of management at American University and former dean of the business school at Robert Morris University was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the Soldiers and Sailors National Memorial Museum in Pittsburgh.
Hypercom Corp. honored Henry C. Ric Duques, BBA 65, MBA 69, with its 2002 Industry Lifetime Achievement Award last May for his contributions to the advancement of the global transaction automation industry as chairman of First Data Corp. Duques is a member of GWs Board of Trustees. He has provided key funds for the construction of a new business school building, which will be named in honor of him and his wife, Dawn Duques, BA 69.
Carole Rayburn, MA 65, has proposed a new theory with one of her colleagues, Lee J. Richmond, titled, Theobiology: The Interfacing of Theology and the Sciences. The subject was covered in the entire issue of American Behavior Scientist in August.
Jeffrey B. Springer, BA 65, is a senior consultant and special counsel to the president of pharmaceutical research company Kendle Interna-tional Inc. Springer will guide pharmaceutical companies in complying with new FDA regulatory standards that govern new drug development and manufacturing.
Retired as a professor emeritus from Clemson University, E. Lewis Bryan, MS 66, DBA 80, accepted a faculty position as a professor of accounting at Suffolk University.
Earning the support of his peers for his clinical abilities as a lawyer, Ronald E. Elberger, BA 66, (pictured at left) has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2003-04. Former chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans Litigation Group in Indianapolis, Elberger practices in the areas of litigation, constitutional and civil rights law, entertainment law, appellate law, and professional responsibility/disciplinary law.
Margaret Carter, MBA 68, retired in April as the senior vice president of human resources for United Way of New York City.
Formerly the program coordinator of tourism and hospitality management at Norfolk State University, Lawrence E. Epplein, MBA 68, is now executive director of Going Places, the Hampton Roads Hospitality Education and Training initiative at NSU.
A retired Ford Motor Co. executive, Gurminder S. Bedi, BS 69, was appointed a new board member of Compuware Corp. in Farmington Hills, Mich. In the 30 years that he worked for Ford Motor Co., Gurminder served as the vice president of North America Truck and as the president of Ford Argentina and Brazil.
Retired as the secretary of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, John C. Hoyle, MPA 69, is a senior analyst for the Information Services Group of Labat-Anderson Inc. Hoyle lives in Potomac, Md.
Former chairman and president of The Professional Group Inc. of Fairfax, Va., Edward W. Lull, MS 69, was elected president of The Poetry Society of Virginia at the societys annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va.
After joining Ener1 Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last April as general counsel, Ronald Stewart, BA 69, JD 73, is now a member of the technology companys board of directors. Before joining Ener1, Stewart counseled clients in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities matters through a private law practice.
GW has a rich tradition in international studies, and photos like this one prove it. In November, Richard M. Herndon, MA 65, (left) and his wife, Virginia, who also took classes at GW, visited Tokyo to reunite with some old friends. Hudson was a U.S. Foreign Service officer there in the post-World War II years of 1948-52. They are pictured with retired Japanese ambassadors Kiyoaki Kikuchi (second from left) and Nobuo Matsunaga (right). Both were Japanese Foreign Service Officers at the time of Herndons service. The two former ambassadors, along with a few other Japanese diplomats, used to visit the Herndons apartment once a week to practice speaking English. Matsunaga was Japans ambassador to the United States during the Reagan administration. Kikuchi held assignments in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s and went on to serve as ambassador to Canada and then Mexico. They have kept their friendship for more than 50 years. Not pictured is the Herndons first Foreign Service Office friend, retired ambassador Isao Abe.
A professor of ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco, and secretary for quality and clinical care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Richard Abbot, MD 71, was elected to the International Council of Ophthalmology in May. As a member of the council, Abbot plays a role in coordinating the ICOs programs of international assessments, clinical guidelines, international standards, and the curricula at all levels of ophthalmology training.
A decorated combat veteran of the Philippine and Okinawa campaigns of World War II, Charles T. Caprino, MS 71, was the U.S. Army major commanding the 3rd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division when the battalion conquered T-bone Hill after withstanding two days of enemy artillery barrages and human wave attacks. To this day Caprino is amazed at how his soldiers faced so much danger and continued until they were victorious.
William E. Davis, MS 71, was elected chair of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees academic affairs committee. Davis is chairman of National Grid USA. He lives in Skaneateles, N.Y.
The Grammy organization appointed Neil Portnow, BA 71, the new president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif. Portnow is a top executive with the Zomba Group of Companies, which includes Jive Recordshome of Britney Spears, N Sync, and Michael Bolton.
Point Park College elected Carol A. Word, MA 71, to its board of trustees. Word is a member of the board of the Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh, where she is active in fundraising and in establishing a new direction and expanded mission for the agency.
Karen Norris, BA 72, is the new director of the Safety and Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Before joining the National Safety Council, Norris worked in the districts public school system as an administrator in the finance and planning divisions.
BMC Software Inc. named Jerome Adams, MS 73, its new senior vice president of administration. Adams is responsible for human resources, business operations, global education, and community and government relations. He also is the companys new ethics officer.
At a gala in May, the Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Inc. awarded John P. Ferguson, MBA 73, (pictured at left) the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for exemplifying the ideal of dedication to the American way of life while preserving the values of a particular heritage group. He also was elected chairman of the board of trustees of Marthas Vineyard Hospital and was honored at the 14th annual luncheon of the Foundation of Free Enterprise in June.
Gerald F. Merna, BS 73, MS 77, is fully retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and with other organizations. Career highlights for Merna included serving as president of Merna & Associates, director of advertising for the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, and vice president and associate publisher of National Defense Magazine. He has been married 51 years to his wife, Dorothy.
Acknowledged as one of the top leaders in the speech recognition industry by Speech Recognition Magazine, Thomas Schalk, BS 73, is leading the interactive speech recognition program for telematics service provider ATX Technologies in Dallas-Fort Worth. Schalk developed the technology used in the first speech recognition product offered by Texas Instruments in the early 1980s and brings more than 20 years of experience to the job.
The District of Columbia Hospital Association awarded its Distinguished Service Award to Robert L. Sloan, MA 73, (pictured at left) CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sloan was honored for his 30-year career, 17 of which have been at Sibley. He also was recognized for his contributions to the community through leadership and charity services.
Pratt & Whitney named Jason Chamberlain, MS 74, vice president of mobility and surveillance systems. He will have full responsibility for the program leadership of Pratt & Whitneys airlift, surveillance, and tanker products for military customers.
Valued for her nearly 25 years of experience in education and her strong leadership skills in independent education, Mary H. Grant, Mphil 75, PhD 82, became the head of The Ellis School in Pittsburghwestern Pennsylvanias only independent school for girls. She will assume responsibility for leading and providing strategic direction for the 86-year-old school.
Former National Transportation Safety Board traffic safety professional John Peter Kissinger, MS 75, is the president and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in Washington, D.C. Kissinger spent 12 years with the NTSB, first as a safety specialist and then as its managing director.
For more than 10 years, Howard L. Sollins, BA 75, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America. Sollins is with Ober/Kalers health law department in Baltimore.
NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., named David Allen Throckmorton, MS 75, deputy director of the Marshall Centers Engineering Directorate. He provides engineering support and advanced technology to NASA space flight programs, including the International Space Station and the Space Launch Initiative.
Denice Cora-Bramble, BS 76, is the new executive director of the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Healtha part of the Childrens National Medical Center. Cora-Bramble has more than 17 years of local, national, and international experience in community health care programs.
With more than 20 years of experience in policy development and clinical practice in medical healthcare, Dexanne Clohan, MS 76, MD 91, will serve a three-year term on the board of directors for California Health Decisions. Clohan is a national accounts medical director at Aetna Inc., in Santa Ana, Calif. She also is an active volunteer and is concerned with helping youth in her community.
In May, Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, Calif., named Edward Sandy Sanderson Jr., MS 76, to its board of directors. Before joining the board, Sanderson was executive vice president at Oracle, where he was responsible for Oracles product industries and the companys Latin America division.
Frederick Gregory, MS 77, is now NASAs deputy administrator. He is a veteran space shuttle commander and previously served as the associate administrator for space flight. He received many medals during his distinguished career, including the Legion of Merit Defense Superior Service Medal, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and The Air Force Commendation Medal.
Stephanie S. Shipp, MA 77, PhD 00, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. Shipp is economic assessment office director of the Advanced Technology Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.
Katharine W. Billings, MA 78, of Brunswick, Maine, received the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff from the Bowdoin College Alumni Council in June for her service and devotion to the college. Billings is director of donor relations at Bowdoin.
Working for NASA in Hampton, Va., as a director in the project implementation office, Jerry Newsome, MS 78, recently graduated with a PhD from Virginia Techs Hampton Roads campus. Newsom is married to wife Ellen and has a daughter and two sons.
The U.S. Agency for International Development appointed Henderson Patrick, MBA 78, its new mission director to Rwanda. Henderson oversees a $30-million development and humanitarian assistance program that focuses on promoting stability, enhancing food security, improving health systems, and promoting democracy and reconciliation in the region.
Edward H. Johnson, BS 79, celebrated his fourth anniversary as the pastor of South Hill United Methodist Church in South Hill, Va.
Members of the 1992 womens soccer team now have a new team of their own. Six former players are shown here with eight of their nine children. (Back row, from left) Debbie (Blocker) Merwitz with Ally (standing) and Brooke, Robin Bonadio Russel with Kyle, and Pam (Doerr) Dwan with Grace; (Front row, from left) Beth (Fernandes) Steinberg with Mason (Gabrielle is not pictured), Lisa (Zifcak) Dunn with Avery and Maren, and Marah (Clark) Hoffman with Jack.
The president of United Technologies Corp. welcomed Joseph H. Greil, MS 80, as UTCs facilities and services director. In the newly-created position, Greil is responsible for developing a unified vision for UTCs facilities and services and ensuring that UTC has a consistent corporate-wide facilities plan. Greil has led facilities operations for 20 years at various companies such as Rohr, Estee Lauder, and TRW.
Working as the clinical coordinator for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the Medical College of Virginia, Louise E. Hershkowitz, BS 81, is the new treasurer for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
After retiring from his position as partner, responsible for global communications, at Andersen Worldwide, Robert C. Hubbell, MBA 81, has jumped back into the business world as president and chief executive officer for New York public relations consulting firm PR21.
Anne V. Irving, MA 81, of The Reciprocal Group in Richmond, Va., has been appointed by the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. She will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications to determine who will receive this award for the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.
After spending the last 14 years in the private sector at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Sharon Sugarok, MBA 81, is returning to the Peace Corps as a country director where she will be responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the Peace Corps program in her assigned country. She began her relationship with the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Gambia.
With more than 20 years of hard work in various fields of structural mechanics supporting NASA projects and other aerospace related activities, Mehmet Basci, DSci 82, is now leading one of two new engineering units for Swales Aerospace, and she is assuming duties as the director of mechanical systems engineering.
Lisa Davis, BA 82, is the principal and co-founder of Rosebud Consulting, a firm focused on providing legal and business services to high technology services firms. She and her partner, Dick Bugley, work with more than a dozen well-funded, emerging technology firms. Davis lives in Hingham, Mass.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. appointed Richard W. Hartt, MS 82, as its first assistant executive director for information technology and its chief technology officer. Hartt brings more than 24 years of information technology experience to the company.
John Covello, BA 83, is the government affairs manager for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
Chris Demis, BBA 83, is pleased to announce that his pizza business, Massachusetts House of Pizza in Cambridge, is going well. Demis says he is still proud to be a GW grad, and he keeps in touch GW roommate, Dean Coolin.
With more than 22 years of experience, keen leadership ability, and a knack for strategic vision, John A. Fees, MEA 83, (pictured at left) assumed the duties of chief operating officer and president of BWX Technologies Inc. of New Orleans. Previously he held the position of president for BWX Technologies Services.
David S. Septoff, BA 83, joined Zencos Consulting in Research Triangle Park, N.C., as a senior partner and principal. Before joining Zencos, Septoff worked as the primary account executive representing Dell to the Internal Revenue Service and was the backup account executive for the Department of the Treasury.
Acting as the primary liaison between the medical community and InterMune Inc., Randall Kaye, BA 84, MD 88, MPH 88, is the Brisbane, Calif., companys new vice president of medical affairs. Kaye previously worked for Pfizer Inc. for almost a decade as medical director.
Brian Runkel, BA 84, joined QUANTUM Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. in Irvine, Calif., as a member of the board of directors. For the past 10 years he has served as the president of Runkel Enterprises, an environmental consulting firm, and as the executive director of the California Environmental Business Council.
George Wishart, BBA 84, joined Dovetail Systems as its sales manager for the Americas. Based in New York City, Dovetail is a provider of financial application software to bankers, brokers, and investment managers.
After passing a four-part exam to become a certified fraud examiner, David Glodstein, BAccy 85, started his own company that specializes in forensic accounting, fraud detection, and litigation support. He also is a PhD candidate at Touro University, where he researches financial statement fraud and forensic accounting.
Having most recently served as the senior vice president of finance for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Glenn Richter, BBA 85, is the companys new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Sears in 2000 as the vice president and controller and brought with him a talent for financial management and a passion for results.
Crista Hogan Shuler, BBA 85, of Springfield, Mo., was hired as the executive director of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.
Jonathan Wolin, MBA 85, celebrated the birth of his son, Jacob Nathan Wolin, on June 11, 2002. Wolin lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
A hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., G. Douglas Glysson, MEA 86, was honored as the 2002 recipient of the American Society for Testing and Materials Award of Meritthe highest society award granted to an individual member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM committee activities. Glysson was recognized for his leadership in technical and administrative matters and for his contribution to the development of new and innovative standards.
After 10 years together, Daniel G. Watts, BA 86, married his partner, Grady Bailey, in a ceremony at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington in Vermont. The couple held a reception after the wedding at the Ethan Allen Homestead and Museum. In attendance were GW grads Ruth (Aronowitz) Thomson, BS 84, MPH 87, Lance Thomson, BBA 87, Melissa (Chappell) Burns, BA 88, Bryan Burns, BA 88, and Katy Davis, BA 86. Watts is the associate director for residential life at the University of Rochester and Bailey is the general manager of Garth Fagen Dance. They live in Rochester, N.Y.
Assistant to the chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, R.I., Joseph J. Yanish, MHSA 86, was recently awarded fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Abraham David Benavides, BA 87, accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas in Denton. He earned his bachelors degree from GWs Elliott School, an MPA degree from Brigham Young University in 1994, and his doctoral degree from Cleveland State University in 2002.
Jody K. Horn, BA 87, is the new owner of Faustinas, an art gallery in Lewisburg, Pa., where she specializes in the conservation of framing and gilding. The gallery also exhibits original art.
In 1994, Jing-Sheng Huang, MS 87, of Taipei, Taiwan, founded Merrymax, a company that specializes in exporting bridal gowns to the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
Serving as a special services officer at the Peace Corps headquarters for the past five years, Kim Green, MA 88, was one of 10 individuals sworn in as Peace Corps country directors. She will be responsible for management and direction of all aspects of the Peace Corps program in her assigned countryMacedoniaand will support up to 225 volunteers as they live and work in a developing country.
Charlene McHugh, BA 88, left Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius to join Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in New York. She works as counsel in the firms international insurance practice.
Promoted as the new deputy director of business development, Ian Newberg, BA 88, MBA 90, manages new and existing businesses on the East Coast for the transportation division of Cubic Corp.
John J. Jacko, III, BBA 89, is a litigation associate for Buchanan Ingersoil PC in Somerdale, N.J.
Two proud public administration grads, Kyle Farmbry, MPA 92, PhD 99, and Celeste Murphy, MPA 92, were delighted to find out that they both landed faculty positions at San Diego State University. After obtaining her PhD in public administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1997, Murphy taught for two years in Florida and then moved to San Diego State in 1999 to join the faculty of the San Diego States School of Public Administration and Urban Studies. Farmbry also joined the faculty in 2001.
Gregory Blue, BA 90, JD 95, has become a partner at the New York City law firm Bragar Wexler Eagel & Morgenstern LLP.
Masashi Ishikawa, MBA 90, is the joint general manager for the Singapore branch of The Norinchukin Bank.
Through pouring rain and a tornado watch, Susan Matthews, BA 90, and Dagny Shiells, BA 90, MA 95, rode with more than 1,000 other bicyclists this summer in their first Washington, D.C., AIDS Ride. Matthews thanks all those who supported her and recommends that others who are looking for a future challenge take to the road in the next AIDS Ride or a similar function.
Denise Meringolo, BA 90, and Kevin Tucker, BA 90, welcomed their first child, Shane Battle Tucker, into the world in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2002.
The Foundation of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists recognized Joseph Pellegrini, BS 90, as the 2002 Researcher of the Year. Pellegrini is a certified registered nurse anesthetist in Bethesda, Md., where he was involved in the planning, development, and conduction of more than 21 research studies.
After a honeymoon trip to Spain, Glenn Spencer, BA 90, MA 93, and his bride, Simmy Yau, found a new home in Alexandria, Va. The couple married in mid-June at Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.
Stephen N. Lamb, BA 91, earned a masters degree in maritime law from the University of Southampton in England. He then moved to Oslo, Norway, where he joined the shipping and offshore department of the countrys largest law firm, Wikborg Rien & Co.
Andrea Olivos-Kah, BA 91, MA 94, (pictured at left) has joined the Detroit office of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone as an attorney in the business and finance group. Olivos-Kah has a strong background in German, French, and Spanish languages and law. She will concentrate on international business, trade, and employment matters.
Turki Alshimmiri, MBA 92, is on the faculty of finance at Kuwait University in Jahra, Kuwait.
Stefani (Rosen) Graff, BA 92, and her husband, Mitchell Graff, welcomed their first child, Jacob Ethan Graff, into the world on Nov. 10, 2001.
James V. Holton, BA 92, MA 98, PhD 02, is the editor of the Polk County Historical Quarterlythe publication of the Polk County (Florida) Historical Association. In the fall he became an assistant professor at Warner Southern College in Lake Wales, Fla.
Citigroup Private Bank promoted Kentaro Kaneko, MBA 92, to managing director of its Japan division.
Vincent Rocco, BA 92, and Jennifer Poli Rocco, BA 93, (pictured at left) welcomed their first child, Nicholas Joseph, on Aug. 4, 2002. The Roccos live in Morristown, N.J.
Lynne Rosenblatt, BA 92, married Adam Cohen on June 8. The couple lives in Stamford, Conn. Alumni in attendance at the wedding included Cynthia Saiontz-Martinez, Dana and Jeff Donnelly, Heather Kay, David Gabaeff, and Kim Horwitz.
Jem Spectar, MA 92, is associate provost for academic affairs at the University of Scranton. He works directly with the universitys provost and academic vice president in faculty development, international programming, program planning and curriculum review.
Jay Bushman, BA 93, and Meredith Fisher, BA 93, MA 97, were married in North Salem, N.Y., on June 29. The couple met at GW and became inseperable while they were in graduate school. They visited Vietnam in July for their honeymoon.
In May 2003, Corene Kendrick, BA 94, will receive her juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School. She has been awarded the Skadden Fellowship for 2003-05 to work as a staff attorney with Childrens Rights Inc., a national organization that advocates for the rights of abused and neglected children. Her litigation will focus on ending the trend of states institutionalizing older children instead of placing them in a home environment.
In October, Kathe (Quintini) Palmucci, BA 94, (pictured at left) celebrated her one-year marriage anniversary with her husband, Raymond Palmucci. She is a television acquisitions executive for Spafax Airline Network, based in London, England, where she oversees the research and acquisition of more than 700 hours of television programming per year.
Currently an investment representative with Edward Jones in Georgetown, Texas, Andrew B. Cottrill, BA 95, celebrated his October wedding with bride Jana Lee. The couple lives in Austin, Texas.
Justin Fugle, MA 95, lives in Guatemala with his wife and two young children. Fugle is the regional disaster construction manager for Childreach. He worked on reconstruction after Hurricane Mitch in 1998 as well as the earthquakes in El Salvador in 2001. He has helped to implement programs to improve primary education, prevent HIV/AIDS, and reduce violence against children.
Paul W. Ginsburg, BA 95, and Dana B. (Reznick) Ginsburg, BA 98, announce the birth of their baby girl, Flora Isabelle, on Aug. 9, 2002.
Elissa Leibowitz, BA 95, who has worked in the newsroom of The Washington Post for the past seven years, was promoted from the assistant to the sports editor to the senior Metro administrator. She also is a frequent writer for the Travel section of The Washington Post.
Having previously worked as a special assistant to the secretary of the Navy and as a planner for the strategic plans and policy division of the joint chiefs of staff, Sherman Baldwin, MA 96, joined Pratt & Whitney as the vice president of strategy.
A mental health therapist, Jean Marie LaFauci, BA 96, is working for Arlington (Va.) Countys Community Resilience Project, a Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded counseling project formed in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Philip Theis, BA 96, and Jeanne Lowiec, BA 97, were married in March 2002. The couple lives in Falls Church, Va.
After receiving her MBA from Loyola University-Chicago last summer, Stephanie Ballou, BBA 97, now lives with her partner, Megan Milenkovic, in Chicago.
Baan Co. in Mexico appointed Gabriel Braun, BBA 97, as the new vice president of sales for the northern region of Latin America. He is currently living in Mexico City.
Currently a national correspondent for Religion News Service in Washington, D.C., Kevin Eckstrom, BA 97, placed third for the John Templeton Religion Reporter of the Year Award from the Religion Newswriters Association. The association looked at a selection of Eckstroms writing, including a breaking news story on Sept. 11, 2001, and an article on rabbis confronting the growing doubts about circumcision.
Anne Elizabeth Getz, BS 97, graduated as a member of the Hobert Amory Hare Honor Medical Society from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Following graduation she began her residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
In late June Teri Marcus, BA 97, married Ian Macduff, a regional vice president for CDC IXIS Asset Management. The couple lives in Boston, where Teri is a successful personal organizer and event planner.
Still working as the economic and infrastructure correspondent for Israels English daily newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, Tal Muscal, BA 97, took a break from work in July to marry Kate Stephens in Jerusalem. His wife is originally from The Hague, Netherlands, and works in venture capital.
Living in Brooksville, Fla., Jennifer Rey, MBA 97, is the human resources director at The Childrens Home Inc. in Tampa, Fla.
David E. Deitz, BA 98, (pictured at left) married Erin Sarkees on Oct. 11 in Cherry Hill, N.J. He is an assistant prosecutor with the Camden County, N.J., Prosecutors Office. She is a law clerk for a New Jersey Superior Court judge in Mount Holly, N.J. The couple lives in Maple Shade, N.J.
As the strategic accounts manager at New York City-based WebMD Corp., Christopher J. Kriz, MA 98, develops Internet-based marketing solutions for ethical pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Kriz lives in Greenwich, Conn.
Alexander Kuhn, BS 98, MPH 01, and Erica Silver, MPH 00, were married in early September in Washington, D.C. Kuhn is a field health initiatives consultant for the National Center of the American Heart Association and Silver is the womens health coordinator for the YWCA. The couple lives in Richardson, Texas.
Jorge R. Tapies, MBA 98, Jenn (Hobbie) Tapies, MBA 98, and their two-year-old daughter, Isabel (pictured at right), recently welcomed their new baby into their family. The Tapies met during orientation in August 1996 and became engaged on graduation day in May 1998.
Anne House Quinn, MBA 98, and her husband, Tony Quinn, are proud parents of twins. Quinn gave birth to Elizabeth Anne Quinn and Donald James Quinn, on May 28.
Jonathan L. Waldman, BA 98, and Elissa Loeb Waldman, BA 97, were married last spring in San Diego, Calif. The couple now lives in Washington, D.C., where Jonathan works in the news office of the National Academy of Sciences and Elissa works for National Geographic while pursuing her masters degree in secondary education at GW.
Busy pursuing a doctorate in art therapy at the Florida State University, Donna J. Betts, MA 99, (pictured at left) will also serve on the board of directors of the American Art Therapy Association for the next two years.
After earning her high school teaching credential in social science, Jamie Ellam, BA 99, married Dennis Davis in San Diego. She currently is working for a nonprofit educational program for at risk children and living with her husband in Grass Valley, Calif.
Drew Grossman, MHSA 99, and his wife, Melissa, welcomed their first child, George Reese Grossman, (pictured at right) to the world in September. Drew is an administrator for Cleveland Clinic Florida. The Grossmans live in Parkland, Fla.
Shawn Hoyer, BA 99, is a commercial lender with SunTrust Bank in Washington, D.C. He got married in June 2001.
Scott A. Kamins, MA 99, is the director of congressional and public affairs for the Commerce Depart-ments Bureau of Industry and Security for the Bush administration. He is engaged to Hilary Dymond, a teacher in Gaithersburg, Md.
Kelly Slinkman Kuglitsch, MA 99, has joined the compensation and benefits section of von Briesen & Roper, S.C., in Milwaukee. As an associate attorney, Kuglitsch assists administrators and fiduciaries of employee benefits plans in complying with the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations.
Several gymnastics alumnae reunited for the wedding of Lori Franklin on Sept. 1. Pictured here are Becca Gruber, Lisa Gruber, Siobhan Haney, Devin McCalla, Meena Lakdawala, Alexis Hyrnko, Tracey Ackerman, Amanda Forest, Erica Lewy, and Shari Doulman.
Jenny A. Crain, BS 00, joined more than 10,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines aboard the ships of the USS John F. Kennedy Carrier Battle Group as part of a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf to support the Operation Enduring Freedom. She will participate in joint-service, multinational operations, and join the U.S.-led war against terrorism.
Jason Hill, MS 00, is working at Freddie Mac as a technical project manager. He leads a team of developers across Freddie Macs various business areas application developments. He is living in McLean, Va.
Richard J. Kelly, MS 00, and Mary J.P. Kelly joyfully announce the homecoming of their son, Neal Watson Gumpol Kelly, born July 29, 2001, in Nong Khai, Thailand, to the United States Oct. 30, 2002.
Specializing in litigation matters, Andrew Ullucci, BA 00, joined the St. Louis law firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman and Sarachan as an associate.
Selected out of a pool of more than 250 applicants, Emily Baier, BA 01, is an executive trainee at the New York public relations firm Ruder Inc. She will work in the firms healthcare practice but will be integrated into all aspects of the firm while working on different accounts as well as completing an 18-week curriculum that focuses on the fundamental skills of public relations.
With a broad management and technical background and more than 30 years experience in technology services, Jack Littley, DS 01, was appointed the vice president of program services for GTSI Corp. in Chantilly, Va. Little plays a leading role in expanding and strengthening GTSIs capabilities in program management, the delivery of services, and post-sales support.
Jacob Kathman, MPA 01, and Sarah Walsh, MPA 01, were recently married. The couple plans to move to Northern Idaho to work on a local environmental project.
Jann B. Skelton, MBA 01, is the vice president of business development for U.S. Wellness, a small entrepreneurial company with a goal of opening preventative health centers in grocery stores. Skelton is also celebrating the birth of her first child, Hannah Jane, born Feb. 20, 2002.
Emily Rose Tedone, BA 01, was accepted to Boston College Law School where she is a member of the class of 2005.
Secretary of State Colin Powell, MBA 71, recently swore in Christopher Degnan, MA 02, of Pittsburgh, and Edward J. Monster, MA 02, of Dansville, N.Y., as junior officers in the U.S. Foreign Service. Degnan will serve his first two-year tour of duty in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Monster will serve his first two-year tour of duty in Nairobi, Kenya. Both obtained their masters degrees in international affairs at GW.
Susan Whitaker, BA 02, headed for the Big Apple last fall to spend the next two years teaching as part of Teach for America. Through Teach for America she has joined a national corps of recent college graduates who teach in urban and rural public schools throughout the United States.
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