WILMA MOTLEY is an internationally recognized leader in dental hygiene and an honorary member of the American Dental Association, a unique distinction for a dental hygienist. She was recently inducted into the USC School of Dentistrys Hall of Fame. Motley was a member of the dental schools part-time faculty between 1959 to 1974 and a practicing hygienist in her husband Williams Sherman Oaks, Calif., dental practice for 29 years. She currently resides in Baltimore, Md.
HARVEY DIEDERICH was named among The 100 Most Influential Persons in the Growth of Las Vegas in polling sponsored by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Others honored included Kirk Kerkorian, Howard Hughes, Steve Wynn, Del Webb, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, as well as Morris Moe Dalitz and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel. Diederich is a retired journalist who lives in Henderson, Nev.
DUDLEY GLICK DDS 53 has been inducted into the USC School of Dentistrys Hall of Fame. He was one of the leaders in establishing endodontics as a specialty in Southern California and was a member of the USC faculty for nearly 40 years. Glick is now director of endodontics in the general practice residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he practiced privately until 1995.
GEORGE BISSELL is the recipient of the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. Its the most significant honor presented by the AIA California Council in recognition for outstanding contributions to the built environment. Bissell is president of Bissell Architects in Newport Beach, Calif.
MICHAEL E. SULLIVAN MPA 61, a counselor for 28 years at Watsonville High School in Northern California, is being honored by former students who have established a scholarship in his name. He sent hundreds of disadvantaged and minority students to Ivy League and other top universities, including USC. Retired since 1993, when counseling positions in his school district were eliminated, Sullivan is currently employed by a non-profit foundation, Migration and Adaptation in the Americas, which serves students from Watsonville.
HANK KETELS MEd 60 retired from 38 years teaching in the California school system. He lives with his wife, Sandi, in Nevada City, Calif., where they operate International Diving Adventures from their home, specializing in personally escorted scuba diving trips around the world. Ketels is a member of the National Association of Scuba Instructors and has received its highest award for teaching excellence four times. He was a two-year letterman in track and field at USC in the early 1950s. He can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
JIM THOMPSON, an elementary music teacher with the Garden Grove (Calif.) Unified School District, received the Silver Beaver from the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Its the highest award given by a local council to a volunteer. Thompson has participated as an adult volunteer for 22 years and currently serves as a district commissioner. He and his wife, Amalia, live in Orange. They have five children and six grandchildren.
BRUCE W. DAVIS MS 62 has taken early retirement after 26 years with the Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. and is now a principal in Davis, Marks, & Associates, geological and petroleum engineering consultants located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. He is also currently an adjunct professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program at USC and is chairman elect of the Los Angeles Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He lives in Fullerton, Calif., with his wife, Nancy.
ROBERT S. (BOB) DAHLMAN SR. retired after 30 years as a higher education consultant with the Oregon Education Association, where he represented faculty at the 17 community colleges in Oregon. Recognized as a trainer of trainers within the National Education Association, he spent many years developing a system of Interest Based Bargaining, which is frequently used today in public employee collective bargaining. Dahlman and his wife, Barbara, live in Lake Oswego, Ore.
CAROL KIMMEL SCHARY has been placed in the Top 100 Women Owned Businesses for Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
SUZANNE WENZLAFF DDS of Wenzlaffs Hollywood Dental Care spearheaded the third annual Smiles for Life campaign, the proceeds of which go directly to benefit childrens health, education and inner-city charities organizations in Southern California.
CRAIG STERN PharmD 76, MBA 94, wrote The Future of Managed Care for the Winter 1999/2000 edition of California Pharmacist.
RONALD ALKANA PharmD, professor of molecular pharmacology and toxicology and assistant dean for interdisciplinary programs in the USC School of Pharmacy, was interviewed on May 10, 2000, by KNBC News for a segment on Ritalin abuse among teenagers
IRENE HIRANO MPA 73 received a Renaissance Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women, which recognizes local women business leaders who have played a crucial role in the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles. As executive director and president of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Hirano is credited with raising more than $60 million for the expansion of the museum facilities.
NORMAN GUMPERT PharmD was a presenter at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Home, Hospice and Long Term Care 99 Seminar in Chicago, Ill. His presentation was titled Developing Competencies for Home Care and Long Term Care in a University Based Program. Gumpert is the director of pharmacy, Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Loma Linda University Medical Center, in Loma Linda, Calif.
RICK SCUDERI PhD '77 is the recipient of the first annual Richard J. Scuderi Service Award, given in his name by the California Association of Postsecondary Education and Disabilities, for exemplary service to Californias disabled post-secondary student population. Cited among his contributions are Scuderis efforts for legislative changes that have increased funding for the states disabled students, reduced architectural barriers and improved electronic access. He lives in Santa Clarita Valley with his wife, Indira, and their two sons.
FORREST MILLER was named president of Southern New England Telecommunications. He is the second president chosen to lead SNET since Connecticuts largest telephone company merged with telecommunications giant SBC Communications Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, two years ago.
JOEL L. STROM DDS, MS, was named California Volunteer Chair for the George W. Bush for President campaign. A former member of the California Student Aid Commission and former president of the California State Board of Dental Examiners, he is directing a grassroots organization of more than 1,100 volunteers statewide.
BRADLEY R. WILLIAMS PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and clinical gerontology in the USC School of Pharmacy, was interviewed on May 10, 2000, by ABC News for a piece on senior citizens obtaining prescription medication in Mexico.
GEROGE YASUTAKE PharmD was quoted in the March 2000 edition of Consumer Reports in an article titled Your Health Are You Taking Too Much Medicine?
GEORGE A. HALOULAKOS MBA 81 was ordained into the Holy Diaconate for the Orthodox Church in America. He will fulfill his Diaconate at St. Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle, Wash., and continue to maintain his lay profession as a private consultant and university instructor.
UDO WAHN MD and BRUCE E. BEKKAR MD 83 are co-authors of Your Guys Guide to Gynecology: A Resource for Men and Women, published by Ant Hill Press. The book enables men to become more comfortable with womens issues by providing them information in an interactive guy-friendly way. Robert Israel, chief of gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, wrote the forward for the book.
NANCY SANCHEZ MPA was named director of best practices by REALTECH Systems Corp., an advanced network consulting firm in New York, N.Y. She lives in Scotch Plains, N.J.
WILLIAM JAMES S. SPENCER PharmD has been promoted to vice president of mission and ethics at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. He lives in Mason City, Iowa.
JEFFREY J. CATANIA PhD has been appointed vice president of development at the Weingart Center, a comprehensive housing, residential treatment and rehabilitation agency for the homeless in Los Angeles. He was previously vice president of resource development for the Los Angeles Eye Institute.
DANIEL DU PLANTIS MFA won the national Southern Playwrights Award for the second consecutive year for his comedy/ drama The Bayou Merchant. Another play by Du Plantis, Gris Gris, (about the voodoo queen of New Orleans, Madame Marie Laveau) will be produced by Actco Productions in association with the Source Theatre and the Kennedy Center for four weeks beginning Jan. 22, 2001, in Washington, D.C.
MARK NEHORAY MBT 87, an international tax partner with Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles, and a member of the firms National Transfer Pricing Team, has been recognized by International Tax Review as one of The Worlds Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers. Transfer pricing refers to the analysis of pricing arrangements for companies operating in the global marketplace, which, if performed correctly, can significantly reduce tax costs.
MARK RAFTOGIANIS MS 88 has been designated a Certified Professional Logistician by the International Society of Logistics. The title is granted to individuals who pass an examination designed to test their knowledge of the entire logistics spectrum. Raftogianis is a senior engineer at Raytheon Technical Service Co. in Fullerton, Calif., where he leads a team that is developing a satellite-based, high-speed information system for the U.S. military.
W. CHIP EGGERS MBA 90 has been promoted to managing director of Neuberger Bermans Private Asset Management Group in Los Angeles. He currently serves as president of the Westcoast Sports Associates, a non-profit organization that he founded which provides financial assistance and opportunities for underprivileged children who wish to participate in sports. Eggers is also a member of the advisory board for the City of Los Angeles Olympic Bid in 2012.
STEVEN TRAVERS appeared frequently throughout the month of March on Inside Cal-Hi Sports, a show on cable televisions Fox Sports West 2, discussing his article about the SoCal Prep All-Century Teams in the January 2000 issue of StreetZebra magazine.
CURT W. URITZ JD announced the formation of the Law Offices of Strauss-Uritz. As a principal in the firm, he continues to enjoy the practice of law in California with specialties in the areas of general business and environmental law.
DENNIS CALLWOOD MFA, a fine arts photographer and Los Angeles County probation officer, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute that included his work. Titled Reflections in Black-African American Photographers, 1840 to the Present, the exhibition is part of a larger Smithsonian program presenting American heroes and heroines from the worlds of music, art, literature, sports, science and technology. Callwoods work, along with that of other USC alumni artists, was also recently on display in Arts Meets Politics in the Democratic National Committee offices.
JAMES J. GIBSON MBA was named chief financial officer for Research Triangle Institute, a nonprofit organization in Research Triangle Park, N.C., which conducts research and development and provides technical services to clients in government and industry. He was previously with Rockwell International Corp. as assistant corporate controller.
GUY JANSEN DMA teaches in the School of Music at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Earlier in his career he served as National Education Officer for Music in the New Zealand Department of Education.
ALAN KITA has joined the Los Angeles office of Golin Harris International, a public relations firm.
GEORGE M. SHANNON JR. has been promoted to the rank of commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
CRAIGE STEELE Reserve. CRAIG STEELE JD 92 has been elected a shareholder in the Los Angeles law firm Richards, Watson & Gershon. Steele specializes in election and political law on behalf of public entities and private clients. He was also recently named the City Attorney of the City of Agoura Hills and General Counsel to the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority.
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