MARGOT WILLIAMS KAMENS MLA 77 and her husband, Leslie Kamens, assistant clinical professor of surgery (urology) emeritus at USC, traveled to Dublin, Ohio, last October for a double wedding-anniversary celebration their 54th and daughter JANET KAMENS SCHWARTZ 72 and her husband Gary Schwartzs 22nd. Janet is a sales representative for Weisenbach Specialty Printing in Columbus. The Schwartzes have a 16-year-old son.
HELEN GERALD recently celebrated 50-plus years in show business. The actress studied under William C. DeMille at USC before appearing in various motion pictures, as well as countless commercials, dubbing and voice-overs. Last year, she appeared in a videotape at the USC School of Cinema-Televisions Roast of the Faculty. A member of the Half Century Trojan Club, Gerald and her husband, James Bernard Dolan, who is music librarian for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, make their home in Los Angeles.
DELBERT F. LEWIS, following retirement from active engineering practice in 1986, embarked on a project to research his family genealogy and history, which culminated this past spring with the publishing of a 657-page book, Twelve Generations of Lewises in America, 1634-1997: Edmund Lewis (1601-1651) to David Franklin Lewis (b. 1992).
JOHN F. DEAN EdD 66, and his wife of 50 years, Katherine, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last summer by taking their children and grandchildren to Hawaii for two weeks on the water at Kona. Dean, now in his third term as Orange County Superintendent of Schools, completed his 49th year in education last June.
ROBERT S. CALDWELL continues to be a loyal fan of the football team, hardly misses a home game, and keeps in touch with his Sigma Epsilon fraternity brothers, class of 1951. He sold his business five years ago and is now enjoying retirement, traveling, riding his bicycle, playing volleyball on the beach, and participating in community planning. He lives with his wife of 15 years in Manhattan Beach.
FLOYD A. PAUL published his third book on Los Angeles Radio Manufacturing, The First Twenty Years, 1922-1942. The first book was published in 1988 and the second in 1993. They collectively list company names and people, as well as radio models even Los Angeles radio companies such as Troy and Trojan are identified. Floyd lives in Glendale, Calif., with his wife, Dorothy, and is retired from the CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
ANTHONY TAYLOR produced and restored the film Incubus, which was a selection of the Venice International Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Cork (Ireland) International Festival. Academy Award winner CONRAD HALL 48 is the cinematographer; William Shatner stars. Incubus was recently released on video. More information about Taylor, Hall and the film is available on the Web (www.incubusthefilm.com).
CARL R. TERZIAN recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of Carl Terzian Associates, the public relations firm he founded with two clients at the Getty-Union Bank Building, Wilshire at Western, in Los Angeles. Since 1969, his firm, now headquartered in West Los Angeles, has assisted more than 3,200 causes, companies, individuals and organizations.
HIROSHI SHIBATA MS 63 received the Aerospace Corp.s highest award, the Trustees Distinguished Achievement Award, for extraordinary leadership in returning a disabled National Reconnaissance Office satellite to full operability. Aerospace Corp. is an independent, nonprofit company that provides objective technical analysis and assessments for national and international space programs.
Violinist JOSEPH GOLD was concertmaster and director of chamber music at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. He was chosen to be special violin soloist for Luciano Pavarotti by the famous tenor himself. During the concert season 1998-99, Gold played concerts in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania.
HAMID HEKMAT, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the Univer-sity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, won the Excellence in Scholarship Award from the university. Hekmats work with the internationally renowned Drs. Arthur and Peter Staats has resulted in the development of a new pain theory, recently published in the American Pain Society Journal.
STEVEN P. McDONALD MGA 70 has been elected president of the board of trustees of the San Diego Natural History Museum for 1999-2000. He is partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, where he practices environmental law and chairs the Environmental Law Practice Group.
ANGI MA WONG, one of Americas most prolific feng shui practitioners/authors, has produced two new titles, Feng Shui Garden Design Kit and Feng Shui Dos and Taboos: A Guide to What to Place Where, both published by Pacific Heritage Books.
ROGER S. MERTZ JD was named partner at Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallor LLP, one of the premier law firms in California.
JEFF ZAKARYAN has been selected as the new president of the Orange County chapter of the Professional Coaches & Mentors Association. He is founder and president of Global Strategies, an executive coaching firm specializing in the development of emerging leaders for fast-growth global companies based in Orange County.
BRUCE KARATZ JD, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaufman and Broad Home Corp., received the Legion of Honor-Order of Knight (Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur) distinction from His Excellency Francois Bujon de LEstang, Ambassador of France to the United States. Karatz was distinguished for his commitment in cultivating bilateral business relations: since 1968, Kaufman and Broad-France has built more than 30,000 homes and apartments throughout France. The Legion of Honor is Frances highest national order bestowed upon French nationals as well as foreigners.
TOM METZLER received Global Imaging Systems top award, the Chairmans Trophy, at the companys fourth annual Global Leaders Conference. Metzler, president of the parents Northwest Group and head of Globals West Coast Operations, accepted the award for outstanding performance as measured by revenue growth, operating income growth and growth in return on assets.
JAMES WOOD MBA is in charge of future planning for Neofin, a Laguna Beach, Calif.-manufacturer of a light but stiff fin which allows swimmers to gain more speed in less distance and swim for longer periods with less effort. PATRICK WOOD 99 and RICK WESTBERG 99 are also employed at Neofin.
WILLIAM CANTER co-produced and served as director of photography on the television pilot of Beisbol: The Latin Dream, a planned weekly series featuring the behind-the-scenes, personal side of His-panic baseball players. Canter has started a one-year consultancy to the Prime Ministers Chancellery of Poland as a media affairs specialist.
PATRICK R. DIXON was elected to a three-year term on the State Bar Board of Governors representing District 7, Los Angeles County. A 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office and assistant head of the offices Major Crimes Division, Dixon lives in Pasadena with his wife, DIANE DIXON 73, and their daughter.
MARGARET L. EADIE is among a select group who received the 2000 Millennium Medal of Honor from the American Biographical Institute Inc. for her contribution and excellence within the community. She lives in Pacific Grove, Calif.
BEVERLY J. QUAIL, a partner in the Denver, Colo., office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, has been elected chair of the section of real property, probate and trust law of the American Bar Association. Her practice emphasizes financing matters and real estate development.
JACK R. WITZ MS 73, MS 75, joined the firm of Sholtz & Associates LLC as executive vice president of strategic planning and special projects. His expertise is in the advancement, application and commercialization of technology
ERIC SEARS MFA was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 in the category of Picture Editing for a Mini-series or a Movie. He edited The Rat Pack.
STEVE JACOBSON has been named chief creative officer at Guidance Solutions Inc., an online business developer in Marina del Rey, Calif.
FREDERICK J. RYAN JR. JD 80 was appointed chairman of the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in Simi Valley, Calif. Ryan has served the Reagans in a variety of capacities, including Chief of Staff to former President Reagan and Assistant to the President in the White House. He is now vice chairman and chief operating office of Allbrit-ton Communications Co. in Washington, D.C.
ELIZABETH McMILLIAN MA, PhD 84, published a new book, Living on the Water, a full-color coffee table book which illustrates and examines our love of water and the ways we find to incorporate this sometimes peaceful, sometimes turbulent element of nature. With partners, McMillian has also launched a new magazine, South-land: Why We Live Here, highlighting the Southland mosaic.
ANDY TENNANT directed the new version of Anna and the King of Siam, titled Anna and the King, starring Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat. He headed a crew of more than 550 people from some 20 countries in completing the film.
DENISE HOLT WILLIAMS has been named professional development coordinator for the Virginia Press Association. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the School of Journalism, Holt Williams has previously held positions at the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), The Tennessean (Nashville), The Albuquerque Tribune, The Oakland Tribune and The Associated Press, among other organizations.
GERALD BRANDON MS has been appointed corporate director, purchasing and materials management, for Mercy Health Services in Baltimore, Md. He is responsible for material and services support for Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, and Stella Maris Nursing Center, Towson. Brandon was previously group purchasing programs manager at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md.
WENDY NAIDITCH BRICKMAN MA recently received a Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the California Chamber of Commerce. She met Governor Gray Davis and took a tour of the capitol with Assemblyman Peter Frusetta. Brickman moved from Los Angeles to Monterey and established Brickman Marketing in 1990 to provide public relations, market research, advertising and marketing services to a wide array of local, regional and national businesses.
MICHAEL MUHA earned a Presidents Achievement Award from the Aerospace Corp. for technical accomplishments associated with an important national security space program.
MANOUCHER ESLAMI MA has been promoted to associate at La Cañada Design Group in Pasadena, Calif. He is manager of three modernization projects for the Pasadena Unified School District.
KATHLYN HANSINK-KELLEY graduated from the Dealer Candidate Academy of the National Automobile Dealers Association, a specialized training curriculum designed to prepare dealer-successors and key management personnel to operate a new-car or -truck dealership. Hansink-Kelley is preparing for further management responsibilities at her family-owned dealership.
NEIL MACREADY is director of development at the University of Redlands, leading the universitys fund-raising efforts. He was director of development for USCs College of Letters, Arts and Sciences since 1995, in charge of major gift fund-raising for 24 academic departments and 15 research centers.
DOUG SCHREIER was appointed tax principal in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nations largest professional services firms. He is a new principal in the Mergers and Acquisition Tax Service Group.
SUE ANN SPENCER MPW 87 is the author of a true crime book, Wasted (Pinnacle), which was a finalist for the Violet Crown Book Award (nonfiction) sponsored by the Austin (Texas) Writers League. Austin Chronicle book reviewer Clay Smith wrote, Wasted is everything a true crime book should be: lean, fierce and unsparing.
KEVIN J. TRIEBER, senior vice president of Bank of America, has been named regional market executive of the banks commercial banking office in Long Beach, Calif. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, the Long Beach Symphony Association and Long Beach Strategic Marketing.
ERIC WILL recently completed his second four-year term as a Nebraska State Senator. He is principal sponsor of the legislation that created the Nebraska State Lottery and served for six years as chairman of the rules committee. Will is currently a senior at Creighton University Law School in Omaha.
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