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James J. Kennedy, BA ’51, MA ’54, self-published The Joy of Speaking, a booklet that offers insights on public presentation gleaned from Kennedy’s experience as a teacher and a guest speaker to business and professional groups. A retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps and Army Reserve, Kennedy provides training services in the fields of communication, management, and human resources. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia’s Northern Virginia Center and has designed and delivered management and communication courses and seminars for several organizations in Virginia.

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William B. Belford, BA ’60, is retired and living on North Carolina’s Outer Banks after working for the federal government for more than 30 years. He does some work for a local hospital and enjoys relaxing at the beach.

Formerly deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Sherman Lazrus, BA ’61, MBA ’63, is president of American Medical Capital in Bethesda, Md. He also serves as chairman of the board of two publicly traded health care companies, Emergency Medical Products in Las Vegas and Imaging Diagnostic Systems in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Larry M. Raskin, BA ’63, has semiretired from his clinical practice but continues as president of Psychology Resource Group, which he founded in 1981, after leaving the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine as a full professor. Raskin has 10 doctoral-level psychologists in the group, the largest private practice in Kentucky. “I am extremely grateful for the wonderful education I received at GW so many years ago and especially thankful to the late Professor Richard D. Walk and my other professors for being great teachers and role models,” he writes. Raskin’s son, David, is an assistant professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his daughter, Eve, a licensed social worker, is raising Raskin’s granddaughter in Alexandria, Va.

On behalf of the state of Arizona, John Pressley Todd, BA ’65, argued the case Schriro v. Summerlin before the Supreme Court in April 2004. In a 5-4 decision in favor of Arizona, the court held that the death penalty case of Ring v. Arizona would not be applied retroactively to cases on collateral review. Todd resides in Chandler, Ariz.

Edward G. George, MBA ’67, is president and CEO of Manchester Community Health Center in Manchester, N.H. He also is board chair of the Community Health Access Network and board treasurer of the Bi-State Primary Care Association. He resides in Salem, N.H.

Edward Green, BA ’67, received the 2004 Philly Lutaaya Award for his leadership in increasing AIDS awareness through education and exploring prevention from an African perspective. The award was given by the Uganda North American Association in Seattle. Green resides in Kittery Point, Maine.

After graduating from GW, R. Stephen Kamp, BBA ’67, earned an MBA from Harvard and joined the investment field. After careers on Wall Street and working as a consultant, he is entering his second year on the faculty of the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he teaches finance to undergraduate and MBA students and has served as faculty adviser to the Financial Management Association student group.

John Freivalds, MA ’67, a publisher with international marketing firm JFA in Lexington, Va., released “The Periodic Table of Toasts,” a colorful poster that celebrates toasts around the world, in October. The poster features toasts of 35 nations along with featured drinks from different countries. More information is available at

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary Schools Principals named Gene Solomon Isenberg, BA ’69, the 2003 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for New Jersey. For more than 30 years, Isenberg has served as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal for schools in Upper Saddle River, N.J. She currently is principal of E.A. Cavallini Middle School.

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David R. Berz, BA ’70, JD ’73, was appointed to the New York Board of Overseers at the Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a partner in the Washington firm Weil, Gotshal & Mangers, where he leads the environmental group and works in the bankruptcy practice. Berz formerly was president of the Washington Hebrew Congregation and chair of GW Law’s Dean’s Council. Currently, he serves on the Boards of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the District of Columbia Bar Foundation.

Susan Green Chadwick, BA ’70, MA ’71, is senior audiologist with Otolaryngology Associates in Fairfax, Va. In 2002, she was appointed to the Virginia Board of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology. She earned her doctorate in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of A.T. Still University, in January 2004. She and her husband of 35 years, David, are residents of Springfield, Va., and have four grandchildren.

Since retiring from his position as CEO of Communications & Power Industries of Palo Alto, Calif., Bart F. Petrini, MBA ’70, has been an adjunct professor of international business in the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis. He also is a consultant in strategic alliances, sourcing, and channel development in emerging markets in Asia and Europe.

Robert E. Schmaltz, MS ’70, established the HealthMedNet content service, an Internet directory of illnesses and diseases. The links are categorized by 83,000 illness and disease names. More information can be found at

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences awarded Col. Frank Trippi, MBA ’70, the 2004 George E. Kimball Medal for his distinguished service as the chair of the Public Awareness Committee, where he raises public awareness on the usefulness and importance of operations research, especially to high school teachers and students. Trippi resides in Fort Belvoir, Va.

A. Jane Bradley, MBA ’71, is deputy director of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she also is an adjunct professor.

Recognized for his efforts as CEO of Aspen Education Group in Cerritos, Calif., Elliot Sainer, MBA ’71, was awarded the Education Industry Association’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

Fritz J. Scheuren, PhD ’72, in January was named president of the American Statistical Association, a scientific and educational society with more than 16,000 members. Scheuren is vice president of statistics at NORC, a survey research arm at the University of Chicago.

A resident of Bethesda, Md., Garland O. Audilet, MBA ’73, is president of Computer & Telecommunication Systems.

Modern Healthcare magazine named John P. Ferguson, MBA ’73, one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Ferguson is president and CEO of Hackensack University Medical Center and chairman of the board of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He has been with Hackensack since 1981.

President of the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation and co-founder of the Blue Ridge Center for Environ-mental Stewardship, Robert Leggett, MA ’75, in August was elected as a trustee of the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington. Leggett also is director of the Vienna Choral Society. He currently is a private investor who made his career in private sector work for leading edge technologies.

In July Martha McQuade, BA ’75, JD ’84, and Marni Byrum were married at the Glenerin Inn in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. She has led the Virginia family law division of McQuade & Hite since 1997. She is a past president of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and currently serves on the Virginia State Bar Fourth District Disciplinary Committee. The couple lives in Alexandria, Va.

Mark H. Sobel, BA ’75, managing partner of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis in Roseland, N.J., was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 in the publication’s family law category. Sobel is the former chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is the current chair of the association’s subcommittee on alimony and child support. He is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on General Practices and Procedures and of the Supreme Court’s Special Committee to Revise Matrimonial Law.

Working with Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, BA ’77, Hon DPS ’03 (seated), Craig W. Floyd, BA ’78 (fifth from left), helped to establish a commemorative license plate honoring Virginia’s 329 fallen law enforcement officers, with proceeds of the plates going to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The bill was signed into law in May in Richmond. Floyd has been chairman of the fund since its inception in 1984. He currently is conducting an $80 million capital campaign to build a national law enforcement museum.

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A licensed real estate broker in New York specializing in commercial, retail, and residential leasing in Manhattan, Stephen D. Landfield joined New York Commercial Realty Unlimited. He also is a political columnist for Recorder Publishing Company Newspapers and for the New Jersey Jewish News, where he has a regular column on state and political issues. Landfield also works as a commercial print model and actor in New York.

Lisa J. Savitt, BA ’78, a partner in the products liability, mass torts, and insurance practice groups with Blank Rome in Washington, co-chaired a panel at the 2004 American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta. The discussion focused on the legal risks of outsourcing abroad. Savitt has a commercial and international litigation practice with an emphasis on aviation and products liability.

President George W. Bush gave Alfred G. Volkman, MBA ’78, the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive in September. The honor is the highest award a career federal employee can receive and was given to Volkman for his efforts as director of the International Cooperation in the Department of Defense.

In October, Jeffrey A. Rivest, MSA ’79, was named president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, a 650-bed teaching hospital that is part of the six-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. For the past 16 years, Rivest held leadership roles at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and previously worked at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants, the only national organization to represent physician assistants in all medical and surgical specialties, elected John D. Trimbath, BA ’79, to a two-year term on its board of directors. Trimbath, a resident of Richmond Heights, Ohio, is a physician assistant in emergency medicine at Euclid Hospital in Euclid, Ohio. Trimbath has received the Charles L. Hudson, M.D., Award for Outstanding PA of the Year, the AAPA House of Delegates Outstanding Service Award, and GW’s Distinguished Health Service Alumni Award.

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Leslie L. Megyeri, MBA ’80, in March became secretary, treasurer, and CFO of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America, which primarily serves as an insurance company to Hungarians in the United States. Previously, he had served as the organization’s legal adviser. He also previously served as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives for five years.

A former Colonials swimming and water polo standout, Bobby Hogue, BA ’81, was featured in Seconds from Disaster, a National Geographic television special about the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The program first aired in September 2004.

Korn/Ferry International, a provider of executive search and leadership development solutions, named Lorraine Lavet, BBA ’81, MBA ’83, office managing director of its Tysons Corner, Va., office. Lavet specializes in the recruitment of senior-level executives for trade associations, federal and state governments, and technology companies. She leads the firm’s national trade association practice.

Previously a professor of music at Anderson College in South Carolina, Victor Vallo Jr., MM ’81, now is chair of the Department of Music at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pa. He resides in Coatesville, Pa., with his wife, Eileen. They have two children, Lisa and Vincent.

Stephen Battalia, BA ’82, in December was named group human relations director for Nestle in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Battalia has been with the company for more than 15 years and most recently spent four year’s at Nestle’s worldwide headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, as head of human relations for Asia.

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A resident of Arcadia, Calif., Robert E. Weiner, MPA ’82, was named assistant vice president of development for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He is responsible for the hospital’s $350 million new building capital campaign.

Chris Murray, BA ’83, is editor in chief of Soundview Executive Book Summaries, which are eight-page distillations of business books. Murray reviews more than 1,000 business books a year. He was featured in Fortune magazine in 2000 as “The Man Who Reads So You Don’t Have To.” Murray also has been a reporter for daily newspapers in Massachusetts and Virginia and a business consultant with international mergers and acquisitions and business development firm SMG France.

A forensic document analyst with the IRS National Forensic Laboratory in Chicago, Larry Olson, MFS ’83, was elected president of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists. He was installed in September and will serve a one-year term. With more than 900 members, it is the largest regional forensic science association in North America.

David P. Prosperi, MBA ’83, is director of Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He joined the company after spending 13 years with the Chicago Board of Trade. Prosperi resides in Northbrook, Ill.

Based in Alexandria, Va., the intellectual property firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt named Joseph Scafetta Jr., MBA ’83, of counsel in December.

After nearly 30 years of service, Leslie A. Baldwin, MPA ’84, took early retirement from the Environmental Protection Agency and now is studying American Sign Language at Gallaudet University and Montgomery College. She resides in Cabin John, Md.

Larry D. Burton, MBA ’84, is executive director of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations. Previously, he was vice president-external affairs for BP America, which he joined in 1987 after serving in various government positions on Capitol Hill and in the White House. He is a resident of Arlington, Va.

In its “Best of Washington” issue, Washingtonian magazine named Alan Lescht, BA ’84, one of the District’s top employment and civil rights lawyers. Lescht lives in Potomac, Md., with his wife, Ellen, and daughters Erica, Jamie, and Julia.

David A. Samuels, MBA ’84, is vice president of finance and corporate controller for GTSI, a publicly traded information technology services company headquartered in Chantilly, Va. Previously, he was chief financial officer for E-centives. Samuels is the recipient of the 2004 Greater Washington Technology CFP Award for Community Service.

A resident of Marlboro, N.J., Michael Berson, BAccy ’86, is a CPA and CFO of SFA Properties, a New York real estate development and management company.

Ed Feick, MBA ’86, was recently promoted to senior director of business development at Parker Hannifin’s Aerospace Customer Support Division. Feick is a frequent international traveler and spends about eight weeks per year internationally for both business and pleasure. He has lived in Irvine, Calif., for the past 16 years with his wife, Mary, and daughters Katherine, 16, and Christine, 14. Ed and Mary celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this year.

Vice president of Stanley Consultants, Gary Foster, MBA ’86, returned from an assignment in Iraq where he provided reconstruction consulting for the electrical power sector to the interim government’s Coalition Provisional Authority. He was stationed in Baghdad and frequently traveled to Fallujah and other locations. He was part of a 15-member team and reports that despite many harrowing moments including nightly mortar attacks, no one in his group was harmed. He received a service citation award for his efforts.

In September, President George W. Bush presented John M. Ferriter, DS ’87, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, the highest honor a career federal employee can receive. Ferriter was recognized for his efforts as director for Operations, Remediation, and Restoration in the Department of Defense.

Guenter Frommelt, BBA ’87, MBA ’89, has been in the Foreign Service representing the Principality of Liechtenstein since 1993. He currently is a minister in the Liechtenstein Embassy in Vienna, Austria. He previously served as a counselor representing Liechtenstein to Brussels and the European Union.

Formerly chief operating officer of Michael Salove Co., Steven H. Gartner, BBA ’87, is president of Metro Commercial Real Estate in Mt. Laurel, N.J. Gartner leads the company’s continued expansion into new markets, including northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Highlights of his real estate career include millions of dollars in deals working with national retailers such as Kohl’s. He resides in Penn Valley, Pa.

Daniel O’Donnell, BBA ’87, MBA ’98, is the chief financial officer of the Continuum of Care Division at Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va.

An associate professor of marketing at Pace University, Randi Priluck, BBA ’87, was awarded tenure in September.

Will Weddleton, MBA ’87, is chief operating officer of Public Partnerships, a financial management firm that serves public agencies at the state and county level. The company is based in Boston.

Formerly vice president of, Eric Bass, BA ’88, is associate publisher of RoadRUNNER Magazine, which caters to the “mature motorcycle touring and cruising enthusiast.”

Barry Feil, BS ’89, former director of programs and operations with Celebrate Fairfax in Fairfax, Va., is director of special events at Virginia Tech. He has more than 14 years of event planning experience, including nine years at GW. Feil also is a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Festivals and Events Association.

A resident of Potomac, Md., David B. Hershey, MBA ’89, is executive director of the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations. He previously was with the American Forest and Paper Association for eight years, managing transportation and labor relations matters. Hershey and his wife, Robin, have three children.

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Atlas Investment Group, founded in 1996 by Omar M. Masri, BBA ’90, was acquired by the Arab Bank Group, one of the largest banks in the Middle East. Masri now is head of investment banking for Arab Bank and resides in Amman, Jordan.

A resident of Bethesda, Md., Michael Charles Brody, BA ’91, and his wife, Lisa Marie, announced the birth of their first child, Chase Douglas Brody, on June 7, 2004.

Ira Allen Jacobs, BA ’91, MD ’96, completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago and now is the chief of surgical oncology at Saint Mary Hospital in Hoboken, N.J.

A resident of Marlton, N.J., Scott Raskas, BBA ’91, MBA ’92, is director of marketing for Checkpoint Systems, a global marketer of product identification and security solutions. He and his wife, Marnie, are the proud parents of Noah Jacob Raskas, born Feb. 22, 2004.

A commercial litigator in WolfBlock’s Philadelphia office, Michael S. Rosenberg, BA ’91, was elected partner in January. He and his wife, Sheryl (Klein) Rosenberg, BBA ’92, live in Mount Laurel, N.J., with sons Sam and Jack.

Daniel Schwartz, MHSA ’91, was promoted to senior vice president of corporate operations at Sunrise Senior Living, the nation’s largest provider of senior living services with communities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany, and is based in McLean, Va.

One of the physician-partners at OB/GYN of Fairfield County, Sapna Tandon, BBA ’91, is a resident of Stratford, Conn.

On Aug. 30, Lynne (Rosenblatt) Cohen, BA ’92, and her husband, Adam, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Abby.

A senior manager in Ernst & Young’s Investigative Dispute Practice in Miami, Joseph Galanti, BA ’92, MBA ’96, received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He specializes in insurance claims and financial and economic damage analysis.

Christopher Crowley, BA ’90, serves as a captain in the U.S. Army with the JAG Corps. He is part of the 50th Area Support Group stationed in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Before being called up from the Florida Army National Guard, Crowley worked as a felony prosecutor in Ft. Myers, Fla.

James D. Michelson, BA ’92, joined Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based SeaSecure, a global maritime and critical infrastructure security consulting firm, as its vice president of business development. He was a member of GW’s NROTC and served in active duty aboard the USS Taylor FFG 50 and in Barranquilla, Columbia, before transferring to the reserves, where he was assigned to the 207th Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit in Jacksonville, Fla. Michelson has held senior positions in small firms and the Fortune 15 in a variety of fields. He can be contacted at

An instructor of business administration at the Chung Kao Institute of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan, Ying-Ju Pan, MBA ’92, says she misses her GW days and is part of the GW Alumni Association in Taiwan. She plans to pursue a doctor of philosophy degree in management.

Randy T. Sultzer, MEM ’92, was appointed to a one-year, renewable term as a member of the Institute of Astronautics Public Policy Standing Committee. He has been an associate fellow of the organization since 2001 and a member of the institute since his college days. He resides in Bowie, Md.

Formerly a senior account director at Euro RSCG 4D, Annmarie Henning Swope, BBA ’93, was promoted to vice president and account director for the direct and digital agency network.

Working as a development specialist at the headquarters of the National Society of Black Engineers in Alexandria, Va., Pamela A. Bivens, MA ’94, develops funding and alumni programmatic initiatives. Previously, she was a program specialist for diversity in the Human Resources Office of Diversity and Outreach Programs at the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration in Arlington, Va.

Eric Foodim, BA ’94, is controller for Ambrose Employer Group in New York. He resides in Warren, N.J.

An associate in the Milwaukee office of national firm Quarles & Brady’s health care practice group, Marcelo N. Corpuz III, MPH ’95, JD ’95, was named to Nightingale’s list of Outstanding Young Health Care Lawyers for 2004. Corpuz, who also has been listed in the Who’s Who in American Law, resides in Menomonee Falls, Wisc.

Jean M. LaFuci, BA ’96, is engaged to Kevin R. Schutt, and is planning a wedding for July. She returned to GW in the fall of 2004 and is pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling.

In May 2004, Michael McKinley, BA ’97, received a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.

A product manager with Interna-tional Air Transport Association, Matthew Kolodny, BBA ’97, has worked at the organization’s Montreal headquarters since May.

In Dallas in December, Edward F. Meier, BA ’98, joined Cozen O’Connor as an associate in the insurance litigation department. He earned a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Texas International Law Journal and served as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. Previously, he worked as a legislative aide to Rep. Helen Giddings of the Texas House of Representatives.

After leaving a top technology post with the city of Gaithersburg, Md., Barry Smith, MBA ’98, was named vice president for information technology at Merkle Direct Marketing in Lanham, Md.

Nicole Suveges, MA ’98, is managing editor of the Review of International Political Economy and is completing a doctorate in political science at Johns Hopkins University.

In the fall of 2004, Jorge R. Tapies, MBA ’98, and Jennifer A. (Hobbie) Tapies, MBA ’98, relocated to the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylva-nia with their children where they purchased the territory rights for The Little Gym International and plan to open several locations during the next two years, as well as expanding to South America. More information can be found at

Returning from their first assignment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Scott Fagan, BA ’99, and Christine Fagan, BA ’01, are now back in the Washington area. Scott works for the Department of State and Christine is at GW Law School. The couple lives in Leesburg, Va.

A resident of Annandale, Va., and an employee of IBM, Sheilah Moran, BBA ’99, is pursuing a master’s of business administration at the University of Maryland.

Currently focusing on real estate investment and development for the Carlyle Group in Washington, Donald Sheets, BBA ’99, was accepted into the Harvard Business School’s MBA Class of 2006.

The electronic marketing coordinator for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau and the new Puerto Rico Convention Center, Katherine Weil-Dennis, BA ’99, lives in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, with her husband.

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Patrizia Blanco, BBA ’01, is married and in December finished her master’s of business degree in accounting. She resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Washington-based Witeck-Combs Communications firm hired Glynnis Breen, BA ’01, as a member of its health and disability practice. She focuses on communication strategy for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Prior to joining the firm, Breen planned fundraising initiatives for the National Organization on Disability.

Maura Burke, BA ’01, joined the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau as a tourism services manager in the fall. She is responsible for planning and implementing educational tours and site inspections for tour operators and travel agents, as well as industry meetings for the group tour and international markets. Burke focuses on coordinating special events at industry meetings and trade shows for several of the organizations global markets, including the United Kingdom, Italy, and Ireland. She previously was an event planner for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and director of special events for Meals on Wheels in Chicago.

As a business projects director in the investments and capital markets accounting division at Freddie Mac, Eric F. Fedowitz, MBA ’01, works on process and control management in addition to project management in the area of financial reporting of the owned investment portfolio.

In January, Brendan Gilbert, BA ’01, began working as a judge advocate general for the U.S. Army. He recently was inducted to the Order of Barristers and passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2004 with a concentration in national security and counterterrorism law. He resides in Wayne, Pa.

A resident of Arlington, Va., Derek Grosso, BBA ’01, joined Guest Informant, a publisher of visitor guides and magazines across the country, as an account executive.

Currently working for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Ross A. Katkowski, MS ’03, will attend Tufts Dental School in Boston in September.

Therese Lizardo, BA ’02, represented the District of Columbia in the Miss America 2004 pageant Sept. 18 in Atlantic City, N.J. At GW, she majored in psychology, biology, and women’s studies. Her career ambition is to become a psychiatrist.

Edward Logan, MS ’03, in November was inducted into the 2004 Asian Academy Hall of Fame in Albuquerque for his human rights campaign work sponsored by the Asian Leaders Association. He is a member of the North Korea Freedom Coalition and works to raise awareness of human rights issues for people in North Korea and the plight of refugees in China. Logan plans to pursue a graduate degree at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs in the fall. He is the proud father of Edward Patrick Logan, born Oct. 11, 2004.

In February, Karen Turney, MA ’03, became the associate director of foundation relations at Rice University.

After three months of Peace Corps training, Saira Haider, BA ’04, in August traveled to Honduras to train and serve as a business adviser volunteer. She trains and advises private and public businesses in marketing, business planning, financial management, and product design. She also assists local and regional governments, women’s groups, youth groups, and educational institutions.

In New York, Jason Kindopp, PhD ’04, is the head China analyst for the Eurasia Group.

Brian Kressin, MS ’04, in August was sworn in as a Foreign Service officer. He is now training for his first post, a two-year consular position at AIT Taipei, which will begin in June.

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