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Herbert Zipper


WINSTON TREVER is pastor to the homebound for the United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills. Prior to Thanksgiving last year, Toshi Ito, mother of Judge Lance Ito, used her skills at origami to make gift baskets decorated with paper turkeys for Trever to distribute on his calls.

SIDNEY EISENSHTAT, a synagogue architect, was honored by the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles for his work on behalf of 164 bureau-affiliated schools, some of which he designed. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

WARREN CHRISTOPHER, former U.S. Secretary of State, was elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the country’s oldest learned society today is an international organization which promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities.

CLIFF KELLEY is president and chief executive officer of John Stark Printing Company, Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., which recently purchased a $5 million press, the first of its kind in the U.S.

THEODORE C. MASON is the author of Rendevous With Destiny – A Sailor’s War (Naval Institute Press). It’s the final volume of Mason’s memoirs of World War II and follows his critically acclaimed and award-winning books Battleship Sailor and “We Will Stand by You.”

ROBERT W. MINTIE retired from the Mintie Corporation, which was started by his father in 1952. He has been chief executive officer for the last 15 years, grooming the third generation of the family, his sons, KEVIN J. MINTIE ’78 and JAMES M. MINTIE ’80, to lead the company.

KENNETH SCHWARTZ received the American Planning Association’s 1997 distinguished leadership award for an elected official. The retired architecture professor and former mayor of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was recognized for his “profound effect in shaping the city’s growth and physical design.”

A novel by SAM BLUEFARB MA, MA ’61, is scheduled for publication next spring. Reunion (Creative Book Company) is set in immediate post-War World II, largely in Southern California. USC is a setting, with Doheny Library the scene of a dramatic confrontation. Bluefarb’s book also contains “some ‘sidebar’ humor on the long [friendly-collegial] rivalry between USC and UCLA.”

RON HUGHES was re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Richardson School District in Dallas, Texas, in 1995 and last year was designated a Master Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards. He retired from IBM in 1992, where he held a number of technical and personnel management positions.

CARL R. TERZIAN, whose West Los Angeles government affairs/public relations consulting firm recently began its 29th year, was selected by Peter O’Malley and the Los Angeles Dodgers to be public relations counsel both during and after the sale of the baseball franchise.

DONALD SINGER MS ’61, MA ’66, retired as president of San Bernardino Valley College, completing a 38-year career as an educator in California. During that career, he was the only person to serve as president of both colleges within the San Bernardino Community College District – SBVC and Crafton Hills College.

JUANITA HAUGEN, a board member of the Pleasanton (Calif.) Unified School District, is president of the California School Boards Association for 1997. She has been a member of the East Bay Alumni Club for more than 25 years and recruited at the College Fair for USC. Her late husband, GIL HAUGEN ’55, PhD ’62, was also a member of the East Bay Alumni Club.

BOB J. HAMPTON MEd ’62 was re-elected to the Kern High School District Board of Trustees.

JOSEPH R. CERRELL was appointed by California Governor Pete Wilson to the Italian-American Task Force, an advisory body to the State Assembly on Italian-American concerns and related legislation. Cerrell has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Cerrell Associates, Inc., a public relations firm, since 1966. He was an adjunct professor at USC from 1979 to 1994.

JAMES A. HALJUN DDS ’70 was awarded an American College of Dentists Fellowship.

DAVID F. SARGENT retired from his position as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in 1991 and lives in Tuscon, Ariz., where he is a member of the USC Club of Southern Arizona. For the past three years he has been a contract escort-interpreter in Portuguese for the U.S. State Department, a position he previously held in 1961 and 1962 while a student in the USC School of International Relations.

EDWIN D. POLLICK MS, MEd ’64, AdvMEd ’69, is listed in the 1996 edition of Who’s Who in the World and the 1997 edition of Who’s Who in America. He is a chiropractor and educational consultant in Woodland Hills, Calif.

GEORGE YOUNG MD won the 1996 Washington Prize for his collection of poems entitled Spinoza’s Mouse. Unlike most past winners of the prize, Young is neither a full-time professor of literature nor a full-time poet: he is a full-time physician in a rheumatology practice in Boulder, Colo.

THEODORE F. WELCH is the author of a reference work, Libraries and Librarianship in Japan (Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.). He is professor of Japanese and head of the Japan Research Office at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF MS, retired U.S. Army General and commander of the Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Gulf War, was honored by the Society of Surgical Oncology for his achievements in raising prostate cancer awareness.

RICHARD S. ZIMAN LLB ’67 received the 1996 Scopus Award from the American Friends of The Hebrew University for his “outstanding professional and personal achievements.” Ziman is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Arden Realty Group Inc. of Southern California.

MEL P. MELSHEIMER joined the venture capitol company Harris & Harris Group, Inc. as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. CHARLES E. HARRIS MBA remains the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

ROGER W. ROSENDAHL, a partner at Cadwalader, Wickerham & Taft in New York, NY, has been named to head the law firm’s Global Project Finance and Privatization Group.

PAUL G. BRYAN, JR.’s portrait of John Lennon was authorized by Yoko Ono to sell as prints along with framed pages from Lennon’s notebooks at the New York-Paris Gallery in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

STEVE HARRIS was honored by the USC Journalism Alumni Association for his achievements in public relations. He is executive director of public relations for the Chrysler Corporation.

DARLENE HARRIS WILLS MS, chief executive officer of Resort Professionals, has been selected as the 1997 outstanding distance learning student by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association. She and her husband, DENNIS WILLS MBA ’68, live just outside of Sedona, Ariz. Their son, DOUGLAS WILLS JD ’92, is the general counsel for All Seasons Resorts in Sedona.

ART CABOT has earned the Master Certified Network Engineer designation from Novell, Inc. He specializes in network and computer services for non/profit organizations.

DALE MINAMI was selected by the American Bar Assn. Commission on Oppor-tunities for Minorities in the Profession to receive the 1997 Spirit of Excellence Award, which recognizes minority lawyers who have achieved distinction. Minami was lead counsel in the case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. He is with the firm of Minami, Lew & Tamaki in San Francisco.

DON SCHOENY MS ’71 has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president, worldwide sales, service and technical support, for PerSeptive Bio-systems, Inc. in Framingham, Mass.

CAREY McLEOD and KEN LEWIS ’79 have been named principals at the Los Angeles-based planning, architecture and engineering firm, A. C. Martin Partners.

ROY T. YANASE DDS has been honored as one of 50 distinguished alumni who have attended El Camino College in its 50-year history. Yanase is a nationally prominent prosthodontist with a private practice in both Torrance and Newport Beach, Calif.

JEFFREY A. ZAKARYAN has launched Global Strategies, a leadership development, coaching and consulting firm for executives of international businesses. He’s based in Dana Point, Calif.

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