ALLAN FAINBARG was inducted as a member of the Santa Ana College Alumni Hall of Fame. A 1940 graduate of the community college, his business career in Santa Ana, Calif., earned him a private-sector initiative commendation from then-President Ronald Reagan for leadership in community revitalization.
WILLIAM FEATHERS, president of the 20-year-old Feathers Consulting Services, has formed Feathers Executive Search, a Tarzana, Calif.-based executive search firm specializing in real estate, architecture, interior design and commercial construction. Feathers will also serve as president of the firm.
LLOYD WEITZMAN MS 56 and his wife, Marcia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Alaska on the cruise ship M.S. Maasdam. Lloyd, the former golf coach at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., recently had two holes-in-one at his home course at SaddleBrooke, near Tucson, Ariz.
MARTIN LITVIN has completed a new book his 18th titled Scenes from a Forgotten Life (Western Books), a fictional, first-person account of Jewish immigrant life in the American Midwest. Litvin lives and writes on a farm near his birthplace, Galesburg, Ill.
NANCY J. RALSTON ILLO attended her 50th anniversary reunion on campus last May. A retired English professor at Cal State Fullerton, she teaches writing classes that focus on telling life stories at senior citizen centers.
JACK LINDQUIST was named Honorary Alumnus by Cal State Fullerton. He is president and CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based Lindquist Group Inc. and retired president of Disneyland. The Newport Beach resident is a member of the CSUF University Advisory Board.
WILLIAM MELTON MS 52 has published a novel, Even Lovers Drown, which he researched and wrote on a recent trip to Ireland to study the life of Nobel Prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats. The book can be obtained online (www.xlibris.com). He and his wife, Cle, reside in La Habra, Calif.
THEODORE J. VASS is a retired airline pilot living in Lake City, Fla. In related career activities, he worked as a labor union officer; a director of pilot labor agreement administration in airline management; a check pilot manager; a division chief in the U.S. Department of Transportation; and a consultant, mediator and arbitrator in labor disputes.
HARVEY L. ZUCKMAN is co-author of Modern Communication Law (West Group), a three-volume encyclopedia combining for the first time coverage of First Amendment issues, media law and telecommunications regulation. Zuckman is professor of law and director of the Institute for Communications Law Studies at the Washington, D.C.-based Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.
CARL R. TERZIAN was honored by the Childrens Dental Center in Inglewood, Calif., for his wisdom and inspiration in reminding us of the great joy which comes from helping others and for his dedication to the improved lives of thousands of children. He is founder of the Los Angeles public relations firm, Carl Terzian Associates.
STEPHEN J. FRYER was named acting CEO of Pen Interconnect, a manufacturing service provider headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Fryer retains the title of president, a position to which he was appointed last year.
USC Associate Registrar FRED DEAR MS 69 was elected 1998-99 vice president for four-year institutions of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
STEVEN J. HARRIS accepted the position of vice president of communications at General Motors Corp. in Detroit. He had been senior vice president of communications at DaimlerChrysler Corp.
HOWARD A. MYRICK MA, PhD 68, a professor of broadcasting, telecommunications and mass media at Temple University, has been confirmed as a new member of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission. Nominated by Gov. Tom Ridge and confirmed by the state senate, Myrick will represent Philadelphia on the commission until November 2000.
ANGI MA WONG, award-winning author and businesswoman, has written three new books that have been published by Heritage Books. The Womans 4-Minute Bible: Lifelong Lessons for Personal Empowerment; Feng Shui Desk for Success Tool Kit; and the Feng Shui Color Wheel Kit were released in June. Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placement.
GLENN A. MUEGEL DMA retired from college music teaching after a 36-year career that included various violin and string education appointments in North Dakota, California, Ohio, and most recently in North Carolina. Muegel also held principal positions in regional orchestras. He will continue to perform with orchestras close to his home in North Carolina.
CRAIG A. STEPHENS became a partner at KCM Investment Advisors in Larkspur, Calif. He was formerly a senior portfolio manager at Dresdner RCM Global Investors, specializing in individual high net worth accounts. Stephens lives in San Francisco with his wife, Sara.
VALERIE NEAL MA, a space history curator at the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum, spent the spring semester at Vanderbilt University in Nashville as a visiting professor in the Science, Technology and Humanities Program.
Architect ROGER YANAGITA unveiled the Go for Broke Monument honoring Japanese American men and women who served the United States during World War II. His competition-winning design is a black granite circle 40 feet in diameter and nine feet high. The monument is erected between First and Temple streets, north of the Museum of Contemporary Art, in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles.
TRUDE A. TSUJIMOTO has been appointed secretary and general counsel for the Newhall Land and Farming Co. in Valencia, Calif. Previously she was president, senior counsel and secretary at CB Richard Ellis Inc.
HIKMET UCOK MS, PhD 79, received the Chair-mans Award, Unocal Corp.s highest honor, for his contributions to the development of the super-giant oil field in the Caspian Sea of Azerbaijan. Currently, Ucok is a development team leader for the Azerbaijan International Operating Co., a consortium of 11 oil companies including Unocal.
GERALDINE KNATZ MS, PhD 79, was voted chair-elect of the National Sea Grant Review Panel by the U.S. Commerce Departments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is managing director for the Port of Long Beach and an instructor in USCs Department of Civil Engineering.
RALPH WINGE DDS has invented a new toothbrushing technique consisting of tapping and bouncing the brush on the teeth and gums. He is reported to be only the seventh person in history to have a toothbrushing method recognized and named after the inventor.
BILL DAUSTER MA 81 accepted the positions of deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy assistant to President Clinton for economic policy. He is working primarily on budget and Social Security matters. Dauster previously served on the staffs of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) and Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota).
JOSEPH B. MORGAN MS has been appointed Colorado state director of the Troops to Teachers program, following his retirement from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service. Morgans son, Joel, is a junior at USC majoring in environmental science on a four-year ROTC scholarship, and a member of Delta Chi fraternity.
CONSTANZA IRIARTE has been appointed to the board of directors of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, the physician partnership that provides medical care and services exclusively to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan members. She is a physician in the Head and Neck Surgery Department of the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center.
DENNIS L. RICHARDSON has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president at Cushman Realty Corp., a real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
CONRAD L. MALLETT JR., JD, MPA, was the featured speaker in a presentation titled In Defense of Affirmative Action at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. A former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (one of only six African-American chief justices in the country), Mallett is now a principal with the Detroit-based law firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C. He recently received a merit award from the USC Alumni Association.
PAUL R. NEVANS MBA has been named vice president and director of financial planning of U.S. Trust Co. N.A., responsible for providing services to the companys clients throughout the West Coast.
WALTER S. SANFORD left the ranks of residential real estate brokers and has entered the real estate speaking field, teaching agents how to perform at a higher level. He can be reached at (562) 434-7253.
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