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 Dentistry’s Hall of Fame. Motley was a member of the dental school’s part-time faculty between 1959 to 1974 and a practicing hygienist in her husband William’s 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 Dentistry’s 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. It’s 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 <htides@jps.net> or <bluetent@aol.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. It’s 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.

ADRIAN RUIZ ADRIAN RUIZ MM ’64 currently has three new compact discs out, all under the Genesis label. They feature the pianist’s recordings of works by Hermann Goetz, Giovanni Sgambati, Joseph Rheinberger, Felix Mendelssohn, Alberto Ginastera and Carlos Chávez.

GARY MILLER DDS, director of the USC School of Dentistry’s International Student Program, is a newly elected member of the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame, an organization in which he has been active for many years as both a competitor and administrator. He set the American record in the 400 meters as a master athlete and was the first American over 40 years of age to break 51 seconds in the event, running 49.0 seconds.

CAROL KIMMEL SCHARY has been placed in the “Top 100 Women Owned Businesses” for Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS DPA, professor of public administration in the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, is the author of New Thinking for a New Millennium: The Processes and Application of Abstracting, published by Pentland Press. The book discusses “new approaches to thinking about our world and draws support for [its] theories from proven strategies of our past.” Williams’ teaching and research interests are in the fields of general semantics and epistemics.

SUZANNE WENZLAFF DDS of Wenzlaff’s Hollywood Dental Care spearheaded the third annual “Smiles for Life” campaign, the proceeds of which go directly to benefit children’s health, education and inner-city charities organizations in Southern California.

PAUL DROGICHEN PharmD has been named director of pharmacy services for the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. The organization’s mission is to promote free and community clinics as providers and advocates for healthcare services for medically underserved people. Drogichen’s role will be to help the clinics operate legally, safely and cost-effectively.

RICHARD L. BUSENKELL MS has turned from engineering work in the aerospace field to the publishing industry. Following his three nonfiction books on industrial history (all published by W.W. Norton), he has written his first novel, Wolf Valley, a period murder mystery set in the Temecula, Calif., area as it was in the year 1954. It’s available from The 1stBooks Library, a distributor of electronic books, and in paperback in bookstores.

DEANNA ALLEN PharmD ’73 was chosen to present her abstract, “The Use of Community Service/Social Outreach by the Pharmacist in Building Collaborative Care Partnerships with Government, Communities, Private Industry, Education, Healthcare Organizations and Healthcare Providers,” at the American Pharmaceutical Association-APPM poster presentation for the association’s 147th annual meeting and exposition in Washington, D.C. The abstract was also published in the March 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

CRAIG STERN PharmD ’76, MBA ’94, wrote “The Future of Managed Care” for the Winter 1999/2000 edition of California Pharmacist.

School of Pharmacy alumni CLYDE COLE MS '70, RAYMOND FARKAS MS '70, TOM KAWADA PharmD, MS '70, RICHARD KEESEE PharmD '64, MS '70, WILLIAM BAKER MS '71, KENNETH BRESLOW PharmD, MS '71, ANNE SMITH MS '73, DENNIS SWANSON MS '76, were recognized by the American Pharmaceutical Association when Walter Wolf, professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the school, was honored by the organization as a nuclear pioneer. All were Wolf’s students. It was the second time Wolf has been honored by APhA for his pioneering efforts in radiopharmacy.

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 California’s disabled post-secondary student population. Cited among his contributions are Scuderi’s efforts for legislative changes that have increased funding for the state’s disabled students, reduced architectural barriers and improved electronic access. He lives in Santa Clarita Valley with his wife, Indira, and their two sons.

JANICE FEINBERG PharmD was honored as the 1999 recipient of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists’ George F. Archambault Award, the society’s highest honor. She received the award in recognition of her contributions to the consultant pharmacy profession.

BRUCE HARLAN KOCSIS is a member of the U.S. Masters Water Polo Team, which recently competed in the World Masters Championships in Munich, Germany. He played on the water polo team for four years while at USC, was a member of the Trojans’ 1974 and 1975 national championship swim teams and is one of only two athletes to have plaques for two sports on the Honor Rail in Heritage Hall. Kocsis is the owner of B.K. Plastering in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and also owns Hammerhead Beach Camp in Manhattan Beach. He has made many contributions to USC’s swimming and water polo programs. He resides in Manhattan Beach with his wife, Nancy, whom he met while attending USC. Their daughter, Katay, was recently recruited to attend USC and join the water polo team.

FORREST MILLER was named president of Southern New England Telecommunications. He is the second president chosen to lead SNET since Connecticut’s largest telephone company merged with telecommunications giant SBC Communications Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, two years ago.

BONNIE BYER SOMERS MPR, MBA ’78, joined the Milken Family Foundation as senior communications director. The foundation is located in Santa Monica, Calif.

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.

AZEEZALY S. JAFFER MPA ’78 was promoted to vice president, public affairs and communications, of the newly consolidated corporate relations and stamp services departments of the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. During his career with the postal service, he has earned the prestigious Postmaster General Award, given annually only to a select handful of postal executives for leadership excellence. He and his wife, Tammy, reside in Vienna, Va.

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.

MICHAEL WINCOR PharmD was one of 50 sleep experts invited to participate in the USA Today/National Sleep Foundation Sleep Hotline on March 28, 2000, in Arlington, Va. He was also quoted in the March 29, 2000, edition of USA Today in an article titled “One Way to Get to Sleep: Get Up.” Wincor is associate professor of clinical pharmacy in the USC School of Pharmacy and associate professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He currently serves as president of the USC Pharmacy Alumni Association.

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?”

BRUCE FURNISS was named to the USA Swimming Team of the Century recently announced by United States Swimming’s Splash magazine. He was selected to represent the United States in the 800-meter freestyle relay prelims along with Rowdy Gaines, Johnny Weismuller and Don Schollander. He was also chosen for the 800-meter freestyle relay finals team along with Mark Spitz, Don Schollander and Matt Biondi. In the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Furniss took home a pair of gold medals, winning the 200-meter freestyle and the 800-meter freestyle relay. Additionally, he was twice world champion in 1975 and 1978 and garnered two silver medals in the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyles in the 1975 World Championships. Furniss set 10 world records during his career and held the world record mark in the 200-meter freestyle for four years. He is senior vice president and investment specialist with the Anaheim, Calif., office of Grubb & Ellis Co., a commercial real estate services firm

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 Guy’s Guide to Gynecology: A Resource for Men and Women, published by Ant Hill Press. The book “enables men to become more comfortable with women’s 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.

REBECCA BALES MPA joined the management team of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles as chief financial officer. She has taught undergraduate and graduate finance classes at USC for several years.

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.

NANCY (EDMAN) KAWAHARA PharmD, MEd ’86, and BRIAN KAWAHARA PharmD ’86 relocated to Southern California, where Nancy has accepted a faculty position with Western University of Health Professions School of Pharmacy.

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 firm’s National Transfer Pricing Team, has been recognized by International Tax Review as one of “The World’s 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.

BRAD L. BALEN joined U.S. Trust’s Costa Mesa, Calif., office as a vice president and senior banking officer. He will be responsible for managing private banking relationships and developing wealth management business for U.S. Trust throughout Orange County. Previously he was with Union Bank of California.

W. CHIP EGGERS MBA ’90 has been promoted to managing director of Neuberger Berman’s 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 television’s 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.

GREG ANDERSON has been named president and chief operating officer of Randy Smith Training Schools, headquartered in Lafayette, La. The company provides technical training for the petroleum sector, as well as safety, leadership, teambuilding and outdoor adventure challenge (ropes) training for a variety of industries. He is married to ROBIN FIENE ANDERSON ’85 and they have three daughters.

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. Callwood’s 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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