Generations   Summer 2002

Class Notes


BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

       

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

       

FRIENDS WE WILL MISS



This edition of Class Notes contains information received prior to April 19, 2002.

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Neal R. Grossman, biological sciences, has a dentistry practice in Baltimore. His eldest son, Andrew, is pursuing a master's degree in computer science from UMBC.

Melvin A. Kulbicki PhD, political science, was elected chair of the Department of History and Political Science at York College and was also promoted to full professor. He resides in York, Pa. with his wife and two daughters.

71

Adrian Citroni, biological sciences, is the president of New Deal Funding, Inc. in Catonsville.

72

Robert L. Moore Jr., English, received his master's degree in education and administration and a Ph.D. in American studies from University of Maryland, College Park. He is self-employed and works at home in Westminster, Md. He is the father of Robert L. Moore III, mathematics '89, David H. Moore, economics '85, and Elaine Moore, psychology '95.

Paul Sekulich, theatre, is a professional writer and Web master. He was a writer for the television show "Cheers" for eight years and resides in Jarrettsville, Md.

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Brett Schaffer, psychology, is a worker's compensation attorney at Saiontz, Kirk, and Miles, P.A. He resides in Baltimore.

74

Robert Steve Crabtree, political science, is a controller for U.S. Aid in Budapest, Hungary, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Mildred "Millie" Rahn, American studies, published a chapter on Club 47 in American Popular Music: New Approaches to the 20th Century. She resides in Watertown, Mass.

75

Oresto DiGiondomenico, psychology, is senior appraiser at the Maryland State Office of Housing and Urban Development in Baltimore.

Robert Handy, American studies, completed his doctorate in education in 2000 from Morgan State University. He resides in Bel Air, Md.

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Sharon Glazer, psychology, is a social insurance specialist at the Social Security Administration. She has two daughters and resides in Reisterstown, Md.

Blair Grubb, biological sciences, is a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio. He was honored as the recipient of the Ohio American Heart Association's Legacy of Achievement Award for 2001, and two of his essays are included in Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul. He resides in Toledo, Ohio with his wife, Barbara, and children, Helen and Alex.

William Woodard, English, was recently promoted to alumni and development specialist for Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington. He resides in Lower Burrell, Pa. with his wife, Michelle, and children, Kelli and Jason.

Thomas Wrublewski, geography, is a senior physical scientist at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Greenbelt, Md. He resides in Dunkirk, Md.

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Robert Hartge, history, is an administrative assistant for SPECS Chemical Services in Columbia, Md.

79

Lynn Barnes, visual and performing arts, recently completed a book of cartoons for publication. She resides in Baltimore.

81

Joanne (Wilmore) Ekeledo, Africana studies, is the director of alumni relations for Baltimore City Community College.

Jim Funk, visual and performing arts and computer science, is an engineering programmer at Science Applications International Corporation. He resides in Forest Hill, Md.

Mary Languirand, psychology, is a psychologist in private practice. She co-authored the Thinking Skills Workbook, a treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She resides in Gettysburg, Pa. with her husband, Robert.

Jeffrey Margolies, political science, is an attorney for the Sentinel Title Corporation in Towson, Md. He was recently elected president of the Maryland Land Title Association. The Maryland Insurance Commissioner has appointed him to the Title Continuing Education Advisory Board of the Maryland Insurance Administration. He resides with his wife in Owings Mills, Md.

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Marydee Hohman, sociology and social work, is a legal assistant for the State of Maryland Department of Social Services. She resides in Baltimore.

Charles Nichols, psychology, is president and oceanographer for Marine Information Resources Corporation. He resides in Ellicott City, Md.

Ronald Pettie, English, is a sergeant in the Baltimore City Police Department. He resides in Owings Mills with his wife, Christine, and son, Julian.

83

Susan (Shofer) Baron, ancient studies, has been president of Concorde Investigations for five years. She resides in Baltimore with her husband, Brent, and two children.

Edward Hornzell, American studies, is an insurance agent for Care First Blue Cross & Blue Shield. He ran for Congress in 2000. His son, Michael, attends UMBC. He resides in Baltimore.

84

Steven R. Clapp, information systems management, is president of Overdrive Consulting, Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., where his lives with his wife and son.

Renato DiPentima, policy sciences, was promoted to president of SRA International. He and his wife live in Potomac, Md.

Thomas LaMartina, biological sciences, is a pharmacist and resides in Forest, Va. He is the father of three boys: Sam, 11, and identical twins, Drew and Gabriel, 8.

Barry Oppenheim, biochemistry, is a self-employed pediatric eye surgeon. He resides in New Hope, Pa. with his wife and children, Shana and Ari.

Celia Sam, modern languages and linguistics, received her post-master's certificate in adult primary care in December 2001. She is a nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and lives in Baltimore.

Jeanne Stinchcomb, information systems management, is a computer specialist at the Social Security Administration and completed her master's in library services at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997. She is a part-time librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and resides in Jessup, Md.

85

J. Jeffrey Anzevino, geography, is founder of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, a non-profit organization. He resides in Highland, N.Y.

Valarie (LaSota) Brown, social work and psychology, is a supervisor for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services. She resides in Baltimore with her husband, Michael.

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Bruce Feldman, emergency health services, received the 2001 American College of Medical Practice Executive Award for outstanding contributions to the field of ambulatory care. He lives in Staten Island, N.Y. with his wife, Robin.

Sandy (Weatherly) Pinder, mathematics, will travel to Jamaica to build a school for deaf children. She is an online instructor for eSylvan and resides in Fork, Md. with her husband, Thomas.

Steven Roth, emergency health services, became deputy commander of administration at the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic in Georgia. He and his wife, Pamela (Reiber) Roth, emergency health services '86, live in Peachtree City, Ga.

87

Robin (Lewis) Howell, information systems management, is a computer specialist for the Social Security Administration. She has a son, William, 6, and a daughter, Shannon, 4. She resides in Glen Burnie, Md.

Elliot Lasson, psychology, is the personnel analyst supervisor at the Maryland Department of Budget and Management. He and his wife, Sheryl, and three children, Jeffrey, Julie and Lauren, live in Baltimore.

Margaret Mansour, psychology, is the director of training at Verdugo Mental Health, as well as a mental health counselor at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus.

Elaine O'Neal, psychology, is a third grade teacher in Queen Anne's County Public Schools. She recently achieved National Board Certification in teaching. She lives in Ridgely, Md. with her husband and two sons, Connor and Evan.

Bruce Stoerkel, mechanical engineering, was promoted to branch manager in the Florida branch of Structural Preservation Systems, Inc. He and his wife live in Sunrise, Fla.

88

Diane (Althouse) Schrum, information systems management, is a homemaker in Harrisburg, Pa.

Raymond J. Smithson Jr., economics, is the director of product development at Peoplefirst.com in San Diego, Calif.

Derek Yarmis, is a partner at Funk & Bolton in Baltimore. He and his wife live in Reisterstown, Md.

89

Angela Adams, social work, is the special assistant to the Housing Commission for Baltimore City. She resides in Randallstown, Md.

L. Todd Allen, psychology, is the vice president of Ijet Travel Intelligence. He resides in Annapolis, Md.

Thomas Jadlos, mathematics, is a communications director for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities. He lives in Ambler, Pa. with his wife and two daughters.

Angela B. Moore, economics, is an internal auditor at Fox Automotives. Robert L. Moore III, mathematics, is a software maintenance services director at Blair & Associates, Inc. The couple lives in Mt. Airy, Md.

Catherine (Coady) Riddle, information systems management, is a specialist in the Office of Information Technology at UMBC. She resides in Elkridge, Md. with her husband, L. Paul Riddle III, computer science '92, also a specialist in the Office of Information Technology at UMBC.

Michael Rodo, economics, was promoted to claims authorizer in April 2001. He resides in Reisterstown, Md. with his wife, Nancy.

Joanne (Troutner) Walker, health services, is a doctoral student in health policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She resides in Graham, N.C.

Michael Wilson, information systems management, is a network administrator for Applied Information Sciences. He resides in Odenton, Md.

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90

David Fout, information systems management, is the vice president of Commerce One in Laurel, Md. His wife, Lisa Schlegel, political science '92, is a recruiting manager for Northrop Grumman. The couple resides in Olney, Md.

Alison (Stansbury) Frydland, English, will move to Israel with her husband in December 2002. She is a day care provider and resides in Ellicott City, Md.

Susan White-Rall, psychology, is a guidance counselor at Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md.

91

Etionne Marcus, emergency health services, is a systems engineer at Westat, Inc. He was the first IT professional in his company to receive the Cisco career certification. He currently resides in Bethesda, Md.

John Stegman Jr., mathematics, is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore in the math and computer science department. He resides in Hebron, Md.

Carmen Ward-Harman, modern languages and linguistics, completed her master's degree in administration in May 2001. She resides in Elkridge, Md.

Wayne Whitten, information systems management, is a computer systems analyst at the Social Security Administration. He lives in Silver Spring, Md.

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92

Maureen Foley, biological sciences, has been named the program coordinator for Hood College's new Coastal Studies Semester. She was the founding director of Hood College's Monocacy Basin Stream Monitoring Project from 1998 to 1999. She resides in Frederick, Md.

Alicia Henry, information systems management, is the director of career services at Howard County General Hospital. She resides in Baltimore.

Elizabeth Robinson Jones, modern languages and linguistics, is a procurement representative for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. She resides in Laurel, Md.

Irma Ramos, social work, is a public health program coordinator for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. She resides in Riverside, Calif.

L. Paul Riddle III, computer science (see Catherine Riddle '89).

Lisa Schlegel, political science, (see David Fout '90).

Nate Smith, geography, is a geographic information specialist for the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. He resides in Kensington, Md.

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93

George Antonopoulos, biological sciences, is a doctor at Montefiore Medical Center. He resides with his wife in New York, N.Y.

Geraldine (O'Connor) Cappuccio, history, is a special education teacher at Glen Burnie High School and resides in Odenton, Md.

Ray Chase, visual and performing arts, worked on the film "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and is working on a Jimmy Neutron television show on Nickelodeon. He is a 3D character animator for DNA Productions, Inc. and resides with his wife, Karen Barkley, history '95, in Carrolton, Texas.

Candyce Greene, social work, is a first-year medical student at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va.

Matthew Howie, biological sciences, is a medical officer at USPHS Hospital Health Care Center. He has two daughters, Meghan and Anna, and resides with his wife, Betsy, in Polacca, Ariz.

Debra Hughes, modern languages and linguistics, is an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Marc A. Lyba, history, is a high school social studies teacher at South River High School. He resides in Odenton, Md.

Mindy L. Murdza, political science and English, received a master's degree in management from the College of Notre Dame in May 2001. She resides in Ellicott City, Md.

Jennifer L. (Gray) Wood, M.A., instructional systems development, is an MIS manager at the Mid-State Literacy Council in Bellefonte, Pa.

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Christopher Baldwin, engineering, is the senior research engineer at Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc. He resides in Silver Spring, Md.

Sari Benmeir, chemistry, opened her own law practice in Durango, Colo. on April 1, 2002.

Karen Brand, visual and performing arts, is president of BrandDesign. She lives in Baltimore.

Laura A. Knauss, health services, is a senior sales representative for Sprint PCS. She lives in Sarasota, Fla.

Brian Montgomery, interdisciplinary studies, received the Group Achievement Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his group, The Earth Observatory Web Page Team, in 2001. He is the lead interdisciplinary scientist at NASA and resides in Columbia, Md.

Trina Washington, visual and performing arts, completed her master's degree in music education in May 2002 from Towson University. She lives in Baltimore with her daughter.

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Karen Barkley, history (see Ray Chase '93).

Brian Coghlan, information systems management, was promoted to program manager at Patuxent Technology. His wife, Susan (Allen) Coghlan, American studies '96, is a marketing coordinator for Grant Thorton LLP in Baltimore. They reside in Columbia, Md.

Ann Grillo, psychology, is an associate in the litigation department at Tydings & Rosenberg. She resides in Gambrills, Md.

Jason Henderson, political science and sociology, is an attorney at Deckelbaum Ogens & Raftery, Chtd. He resides in Germantown, Md.

Ruwan Jayaweera, engineering, is a mechanical engineer at Whitman, Requardt & Associates in Baltimore.

Leland Dexter D. Mejia, visual and performing arts, works as a designer and develops auto-dealer/OEM Web sites in Seattle, Wash.

Michael Ortel, mechanical engineering, is a ballistics engineer at ATK Tactical. He resides in Baltimore.

Richard Sponaugle, information systems management, is the director of the new information systems management program at the Shady Grove Center of the University of Maryland System. He resides in Olney, Md. with his wife, Paula.

Diane West, psychology, is a self-employed author. She recently published her first book, Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery, in July 2001. She resides in Gaithersburg, Md.

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Stacey-Ann (Robotham) Baugh, psychology, is a school psychologist in Baltimore City Public Schools. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in August 2000. She resides in Olney, Md.

Felicia Boone, chemical engineering, is the production coordinator for FMC Chemical Company. She resides in Philadelphia, Pa.

Beth (Buschman) Cohen Brandkamp, English, is an executive assistant for The Center for Children, Inc. She resides with her husband, Jonathan Brandkamp, and son, Todd Cohen, in Waldorf, Md.

Jon Cardin, policy sciences, passed the Maryland state bar in July 2001. He currently resides in Baltimore.

Jennifer Albisu Cassou, visual and performing arts, is a graphic designer at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, Md. and resides in North Potomac, Md.

Shari DeLinn Chandler, psychology, is a teacher for the American School for Girls in Kuwait, where she lives with her husband, Tonney, and two children, Toni-Marie and Jordan.

Susan (Allen) Coghlan, American studies (see Brian Coghlan '95).

Matthew Hosford, history, is a producer for MSNBC. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Keiner, psychology, received his law degree from University of Baltimore in May 2002. Dana (Eberly) Keiner, biological sciences '97, graduated from Widener University in May 2002 with a master's degree in physical therapy. The couple lives in Havre de Grace, Md.

Christine Talbot-Riley, English, received her master's degree in English from the University of South Carolina and is a senior editor at Arcadia Publishing. She and her husband, Stephen Riley, reside in Charleston, S.C.

Joseph D. Towles, mechanical engineering, is a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Stanford University.

Thomas Whisenand, information systems, is an associate professor at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He resides with his wife, Phyllis, in Bear, Del.

Ceri Williams, political science, is a senior communications manager at SRA International, Inc. She resides in Vienna, Va.

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97

Romeo Scott Ambrosio, biochemistry, graduated from the Morehouse School of Medicine in May 2002 and is beginning his residency in Newport News, Va.

Jeremy Brown, emergency health services, is captain of the training division of the Community Rescue Service in Hagerstown, Md. He is the father of four children and resides with his wife, Anne, in Hagerstown, Md.

John Bunch, political science, is a Republican candidate for Baltimore County Orphans' Court Judge. Bunch has been a retirement plan representative at T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services for the last four years. He lives in Owings Mills, Md.

Derek Clark, political science, is employed by the Baltimore County Police Department and resides in Windsor Mill, Md.

John Glorioso, information systems management, is a software engineer for Advertising.com. He resides in Baltimore.

Paul Kappes, information systems management, is a computer scientist at DOD. He resides in Ellicott City, Md with his wife.

Dana (Eberly) Keiner, biological sciences (see Gregory Keiner '96).

Joe Kelly, computer science, is the senior messaging engineer for Ameritrade. He resides in Bel Air, Md.

Kelly (Ricker) Marzullo, biological sciences '97, is an emergency health services assistant at UMBC. She lives in Sparks, Md. with her husband, Christopher Marzullo, economics '96.

Oliver Ramirez, information systems management, is a network engineer at Thrupoint, Inc. His wife, Christine Ramirez, '98, is the database and operations specialist at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C. They reside in Ashburn, Va.

Jennifer Ann (Sheriff) Roark, chemical engineering, is an engineer at W.L. Gore & Associates. She resides in Elkton, Md. with her husband, Richard.

Gwendolyn Suzanne Roberts, sociology, served a year with AmeriCorps after graduation and then completed a master's degree in public health from George Washington University. She is the assistant director of recreational sports and fitness services at the George Washington University and lives in Owings Mills, Md.

Darroll Screen, information systems management, is a help desk analyst for the U.S. Library of Congress. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Shannon Tucker, visual and performing arts, is chairing the volunteer program for the Special Interest Group for the Association of Computing and Machinery. She resides in Abingdon, Md.

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Daniel Goodwin, health services, is completing his master's degree from the Medical College of Virginia and has been selected as one of six administrators to train at the Mayo Clinic. He resides in Rochester, Minn.

Leroy Isaac, interdisciplinary studies, is an adjunct professor at Sojourner-Douglass College and is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He resides in Baltimore.

Bonnie Kegan, biochemistry, is a research mathematical statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau. She and her daughter live in Crofton, Md.

William Polyniak, history, is a network technician at Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust. He is attending Johns Hopkins University for his master's degree. He resides in Baltimore.

Tia S. Ragland, mathematics, received a master's degree from George Washington University in May 2002 and resides in Greenbelt, Md.

Christine (Jarin) Ramirez, information systems management (see Oliver Ramirez '97).

David M. Stockett, history, is the president of DMS Advertising and resides in Orlando, Fla.

Kirk Stoffel, engineering, completed his master's degree in mechanical engineering in May 2002. He resides in Baltimore.

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Silvio Avendano, instructional systems development, is an instructor at UMBC and is in the final year of his Ph.D. program. He resides in Baltimore.

Tomeka Berry, psychology, is an intern at Glenelg Country School and resides in Windsor Mill, Md.

Keri Burneston, visual and performing arts, participated in a streaming video event in Budapest, Hungary and is a member of the performance group, Fluid Movement. She resides in Baltimore.

Jeremy Jackson, visual and performing arts, is a manager at Bentley's restaurant. He resides in Islamorada, Fla.

Mitchell Kern, visual and performing arts, is a graduate assistant and is pursuing an M.F.A. in photography at Pennsylvania State University. He and his wife, Melissa (Zug) Kern, instructional systems development '00, live in State College, Pa.

Towanda Stallings-Johnson, social work, received her master's degree in social work from University of Maryland at Baltimore in May 2001. She is a social worker in child protective services in Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

Dhammika Wijetunge, English, has been accepted into the graduate creative writing program at Trinity College, Dublin. She resides in Silver Spring, Md.

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Amy Berg, psychology, is a freelance writer and resides in Sandy Spring, Md.

Patrick Corkum, computer science, is the CIO of LogiLearn, Inc. in Baltimore and resides in Halethorpe, Md.

Kelechi A. Ezeocha, computer engineering, is an engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation in Linthicum Heights, Md.

Julie Ann Krause, political science, works in human resources for Citizens Bank. She resides in Providence, R.I.

Sylvia (Gelissen) Lanier, psychology, is a teacher for the Howard County Board of Education. She and her husband, James, live in Columbia, Md.

Carol Wawrzyniak, information systems management, is a computer programmer for the Social Security Administration and recently received a promotion. She has 6-year-old identical twin boys and lives in Ellicott City, Md.

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Gia Ball, political science, is a service center specialist at the American Psychological Association. She resides in Greenbelt, Md.

Roshni Dave, economics and Spanish, is an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and resides in Montgomery Village, Md.

Christopher T. DeVaughn, computer science, is a software engineer at CMS Information Systems. He resides in Glen Burnie, Md.

Angela Ernest is a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and resides in Street, Md.

Elizabeth Jenkins, psychology, is a third grade teacher at Yorktown Elementary and resides in Bowie, Md.

Christine Keen, American studies, works for Americorps at Public Allies in Washington, D.C. She resides in Berwyn Heights, Md.

Danielle Lanhard, visual and performing arts, is an instructor of youth classes at the Mitchell School of Fine Arts. She also works on portraits and reproductions. She resides in Baltimore.

David Lebowitz, emergency health services, is a flight paramedic with STAT MedEvac. He resides in Elkridge, Md.

Stephen M. Lesser, history, is a district manager with Automatic Data Processing in White Marsh, Md.

Belinda Mager, American studies, is a media associate for Greenpeace USA. She resides in Laurel, Md.

Elena Mantsevich, health administration and policy, is a network information analyst for Consortium Health Plans. She resides in Ellicott City, Md. with her husband, Alex.

Anne M. McDevitt, psychology, is a graduate assistant women's basketball coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, N.J.

Maggie (Skillman) Murgolo, health administration and policy, is a health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She and her husband, John, live in Elkridge, Md.

Halima Namatovu, engineering, is a research associate at Medimmune Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md. She resides in Derwood, Md.

Purvita "Rita" Patel, psychology, is a law student and resides in Clarksville, Md.

Marcelo Rocha, modern languages and linguistics, is a research assistant at Columbia University in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. He resides in Edison, N.J.

William "Chip" Scott, emergency health services, started medical school at the Medical University of the Americas in January 2002. He resides in Ferndale, Md.

Raymond Sheets, biological sciences and psychology, is a senior crisis counselor at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. He is planning to apply for his master's degree in clinical psychology in the fall. He resides in Baltimore.

Robert Silva, Jr., psychology, is a social service technician at Advantage Behavioral Health working with emotionally disturbed children. He resides in Athens, Ga.

Jasmine Sims, interdisciplinary studies, is an independent associate for Prepaid Legal Services, Inc. She resides in Princeton, N.J.

Sheena Taylor, modern languages and linguistics, is a master's degree student in Arab studies. She resides in Hanover, Md.

Kimberly Lynn Webster, biological sciences, was accepted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and will begin in Fall 2002. She resides in Marriottsville, Md.

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Mina Cheon, M.F.A. imaging and digital arts, will have a site-specific string installation, "Groundless," on view at the Lance Fung Gallery in New York from June 20 - July 19. She is currently teaching electronic media and culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

E. Edward Bentley, information systems management '96, announces the birth of his son, Evan Bentley, on Apr. 12, 2001. Edward resides in New Carrollton, Md.

Dionne (Brown) Bushrod, social work and psychology '93, announces the birth of her daughter, Lexi Bushrod on Jan. 8, 2002. Dionne is a self-employed psychotherapist and resides with her husband in Randallstown, Md.

Christopher Gunther, theatre '93, and Jennifer Dotzenrod, policy science '95, announce the birth of their daughters, Sydney Elizabeth Dotzenrod Gunther and Megan Autumn Dotzenrod Gunther, on Apr. 3, 2002. Christopher is the assistant director of residential life at UMBC. Jennifer is the associate director of admissions at Goucher College. The couple resides in Columbia, Md.

Sharon Heuscher, English and American Studies '99, and her husband, John, announce the birth of her son, Hans Joseph, on Feb. 13, 2001. The family resides in Germantown, Md.

Julie (Buchness) McKnight, English '88, announces the birth of her daughter, Evelyn, on June 21, 2001. Julie is a self-employed artist and resides in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Brenda (Long) Payne, English '94, announces the birth of her daughter, Holly Noel, on Dec. 6, 2001. Brenda is a teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools and resides in Catonsville, Md.

Vickie Rubenstein-Dixon, health services '86, and her husband, Neil, announce the birth of their son, Nathan Louis, on Sept. 20,2001. Vickie is an account executive at the American Institute of Foreign Study. The family resides in Owings Mills, Md.

Rachel Sochol-Solomon, English '92, announces the birth of her son, Jared Paul, on May 25, 2001. She is a fifth grade teacher and resides in Columbia, Md.

Lillet (Turpin) Williams, health science and policy '95, and her husband, Corey, announce the birth of their son, Cohen Lloyd Williams, on March 1, 2002. The family resides in Bowie, Md.

Lauren (Katz) Yaede, social work '95, announces the birth of her daughter, Hannah Grace, on Aug. 8, 2001. The family resides in Owings Mill, Md.

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WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holly (Warrenfeltz) Armstrong, geography '01, married Kevin Armstrong, geography '00, on Oct. 13, 2001. Both work at the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Greenbelt, Md. Holly is a computer trainer and Kevin is a crime analyst. They reside in Hanover, Md.

Taranjit (Singh) Bhatia, English '99, married Gurpreet Bhatia on Nov. 22, 2001. She is a doctoral student at Illinois School of Professional Psychology and resides in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

David Bitttings, biochemistry '90, married Randon Bittings on Sept. 30, 2001. He is a doctor of optometry in Westminster and resides in Owings Mills, Md.

Mary Carroll-Mason, history '00, married Nicholas Mason, computer science '99, on Jan. 12, 2002.

Karen (Pitter) Gause, English '98, married Samuel Gause on July 27, 2002. She is a division administrator at University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine.

Carolyn (Gill) Ireland, biological sciences '98, married Micahel Ireland on Sept. 8, 2001. She is a staff scientist at Franklin Company and resides in Chesapeake City, Md.

Tanyka (Heard) Kiereishy, information systems '97, married Nadeem Kiereishy on Aug. 4, 2001. She is a business analyst at Magellan and resides in Baltimore.

Erik Kjeldgaard, history and sociology '91, married Laura Ariovich on Sept. 16, 2001. They reside in River Forest, Ill.

Lisa (Denisio) Krach, American studies '99, married Jeffrey Krach, psychology '99, on Feb. 24, 2001. Lisa plans to graduate from law school in May 2003. The couple resides in Baltimore.

Lonnie Lanham, geography '98, married Staci (Caquelin) Lanham, geography '98, on Dec. 2, 2001. Lonnie is a web developer and Staci is a graphic designer for Baltimore Magazine. They reside in Baltimore.

Denise Lee, philosophy '98, married Scot Close on Sept. 16, 2001. Denise graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in May with a master's in library science degree and Scot is a Web master with Snap Appliances in San Jose, Calif. They reside in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Sultan Ludd, economics '95, married Alfreda Cook on Oct. 20, 2001. He is a supervisor at ICMA Retirement Corporation and resides in Centreville, Va.

Craig Marhefka, biochemistry '96, married Lilla Somerville on Sept. 1, 2001. He is an investigator at Vertex and lives in Memphis, Tenn.

Lisa Respers-France, English '94, married Terry France on Sept. 1, 2001. They reside in Flushing, N.Y., where Lisa is a writer at St. John's University.

Kassie (Baldwin) Rivera, visual and performing arts '01, married Rigoberto Rivera on March 16, 2002. She is working on a master's degree in bilingual education at UMBC and resides in Beltsville, Md.

Perketer (Tucker) Robinson, instructional systems development '96, married Jerome Robinson on May 12, 2001. She is an education specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education and resides in Baltimore.

Christine (Whitby) Smith, biochemistry and molecular biology '92, married Kevin Smith on June 2, 2001. She is a training officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They reside in Germantown, Md.

FRIENDS WE WILL MISS

Brian Deady,
economics '70

Kevin Dooley,
geography '76

Paul Levin,
English '73

Fran Meo,
administrative assistant for the geography department

Madge Migol,
American studies '74

The Alumni Association verified notification of the above deaths
between Sept. 20, 2001 and June 15, 2002.

Compiled by Bindu Khurana '03

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