TOM DWIGGINS and BARBARA SUMMERS DWIGGINS celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept. 8, 2000, in Anchorage, Alaska, where they participated in the wedding of their granddaughter, Stacy Dwiggins. Tom retired as deputy district R/W agent after 28 years with Cal Trans. Barbara retired after 15 years with the California Employment Service. During 25 years of retirement, they have traveled to more than 60 countries.

BILL WALKER is a freelance writer whose most recent article describes the unveiling of a new electronic newsroom and photo lab at the News-Register, a three-times-a-week newspaper in McMinnville, Ore. The article appeared in the October 2000 issue of Presstime.

NAOMI JACKSON CUMMINGS MS ’54 and DONALD CUMMINGS ’48 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2000. Both are members of the Half Century Trojan Club. Naomi has remained active in Trojan Guild since its inception. She was also on the 1940s reunion committee until Donald retired from the Ralph M. Parsons Company after 26 years of service. They moved to Sky Ranch, an airport community in southern Utah, where both are private pilots.

PHYLLIS HILLINGS is the co-author, with her daughter PAMELA HILLINGS TEGTMEYER ’83, of Manners-in-a-Minute, a practical guide to dining (Perrin & Kabel).

ALLAN REID has written about his wife, Bessie Yang Reid, in Daddy’s Concubines and Me!, published by 1st Books Library. Commencing with “Bloody Saturday” of Aug. 13, 1937, when Japanese troops overran Shanghai, through the World War II years, to V-J Day and the arrival of American liberators, the story unfolds to an ending in early 1949. The Reids live in Monument, Colo.

FRED A. BUTLER is the president of the USC Alumni Club of South Orange County for 2000-2001. He has been on the club’s board for five years and has been editor of the club’s newsletter for two years. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He and his wife, Betsy ’52, live in San Clemente, Calif.

JIM TUNNEY MEd, EdD ’75, was presented with the highest honor for professional speakers, the Cavett Award, at the 2000 National Speakers Association’s convention. Tunney is an official for the National Football League, where he is often called the “Dean of NFL Referees.” He is also a professional speaker special-izing in presentations on team building, leadership and productivity. The Cavett Award is named for NSA founder Cavett Robert.


has had his latest book released, He’s Back (Allen A. Knoll, publishers), a novel about a man who claims to be Jesus Christ returned to earth. Gardner is the author of numerous novels, collections of humorous essays and a children’s book. He lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

has been named manager and designated broker for High Valley Real Estate in Sedona, Ariz., the largest independent real estate company in the Sedona/Verde Valley area. He presently holds active broker’s licenses in the states of Arizona, Colorado and California. In 1991 he was named to the “Who’s Who” of the Best Real Estate Agents in the United States. In 1994 he was one of 22 delegates from the United States who traveled to China to assist the Chinese government in the development of their inner cities.

F.E. (FRANK) GLADDEN MBA ’62 operates Palm Canyon Realty in Palm Springs, Calif., which specializes in handling seasonal rentals for northerners who visit the desert in winter. He is active in and has served as president of the Trojan Club of the Desert. An avid USC football fan, Gladden attends all home games (he hasn’t missed one since 1957) and many out-of-state games. He is married to IMAGENE GLADDEN MLS ’75.

NEDRA HOENIG ZACHARY assumed the position of president of the Loren L. Zachary Society for the Performing Arts, which she co-founded in 1972 with her late husband, Loren L. Zachary, who passed away in October 1999. She is also the director of the Society’s National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers, which continues to assist young singers in launching their careers in opera houses in America and abroad.

KURT HAHN has been selected to the board of directors of the Retired Public Employees Association of California. Hahn will serve as director of healthcare benefits and insurance for a two-year term. He is a retired finance director for the City of Healdsburg, Calif.

WAYNE GERTMENIAN PhD ’76 was honored by Pepperdine University as the recipient of the Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship. For the past 10 years Gertmenian has been a professor of economics and management at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School. His wife, CYNTHIA CAMPBELL GERTMENIAN ’70, is an architect. They live in Monrovia, Calif., with their six children and more than a dozen pets.

MARVIN S. STONE MS ’65, PhD ’69, was honored by the Nation Reconaissance Office for his contributions to the nation’s reconnaissance programs at its headquarters in Chantilly, Va. The NRO designs, builds and operates the nation’s spy satellites. Stone served as a TRW systems engineer on satellite reconnaissance programs from 1968 to 1988. He is currently teaching at USC.

DALE SEWARD GRIBOW and his wife, Patricia, of Palm Desert, Calif., have been listed in the Southwest Blue Book, Southern California’s original society directory. Gribow has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years with full-service law firms in both Palm Desert and Beverly Hills. He has served as chairman, president or in other executive capacities for 20 charities.

ROSE M. SAYLIN received her master of library and information science degree from San Jose State University.

KIRK R. HYDE has been elected chairman of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles. He has served on the chapter board for more than 10 years. Hyde also serves on the American Red Cross Southern California Regional Blood board and is a newly elected member to the board of governors of Goodwill Industries of Southern California.

FRANCES KHIRALLAH NOBLE JD ’72 has written The Situe Stories, a collection of short stories published by Syracuse University Press. Situe is the Arabic word for grandmother; her collection is about Arab-American grandmothers. Noble is a lawyer who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., with her family. She has written a number of other short stories and a novel, The Old Neighborhood.

MARK S. FOSTER MA, PhD ’71, is the author of Castles in the Sand: The Life and Times of Carl Graham Fisher, a biography of one of the most versatile entrepreneurs of the early 20th century. The book is published by University Press of Florida. Foster is professor of history at the University of Colorado, Denver, and the author of eight previous books.

ANGI MA WONG appeared last October on KTLA Channel 5’s “Making It! Minority Success Stories.” She has also been recently featured on “CNN Headline News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and the July 3, 2000, issue of Time magazine. Wong coined the term “intercultural consultant” in 1989 and established her-self as an authority on the U.S.-Asian market. She has since become an award-winning businesswoman and author.

ANDREA L. SIMPSON MS ’83 was elected vice president of corporate communications by the Edison International board of directors with oversight responsibility for the parent company and its subsidiaries, Southern California Edison, Edison Mission Energy, Edison Capital and Edison Enterprises. She was previously vice president of corporate relations at San Antonio, Texas-based Tesoro Petroleum. Simpson resides in San Marino.

ROBERT OBERLANDER MA, PhD ’77, shared the Olympic spirit when he carried the Olympic Torch last summer in Coburg, near Melbourne, Australia, having been nominated to do so by his employer, global career services firm Lee Hecht Harrison. Oberlander, who has lived in Pasadena, Calif., since 1962 and joined LHH in 1990, volunteers his time for a variety of community and professional organizations.

LEE KANON ALPERT was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and approved by the Los Angeles City Council to serve as a member of the Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commis-sioners. He completed his term as the first president of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, which oversees the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Alpert is founding principal of the Encino, Calif., law firm of Alpert & Barr, APLC.

JOHN A. JACKSON MS, a teacher at Monterey (Calif.) Highlands School, has been awarded an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. Pro-moting science to students through “action” learning, he instituted and directed week-long earth science and environmental science field trips to Salton Sea, Mono Lake, Yosemite and Death Valley Park. Jackson is currently serving his fellowship at the National Science Foundation Division of Graduate Education in Washington, D.C.

OE W. CONNER is an associate professor in the Life Sciences/Natural Sciences Division at Pasadena City College, where he teaches general biology and marine biology. His numerous leadership positions include being an officer and founding member of the Marine Science Educators Alliance, a Southern California consortium of institutions and educators dedicated to helping people better learn about and preserve marine resources.

LARRY G. DeVRIES MS retired after serving in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, having reached the rank of captain. He is authorized to wear the Navy Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with second award and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass award (30 years) as well as the rifle and pistol marksman awards.

RICHARD TUCH MD is the author of The Single Woman-Married Man Syndrome (Jason Aronson Inc.), in which he makes the case that romantic relations between single women and married men are distinctively different from other types of extramarital affairs and justifies the use of the term “syndrome.” Tuch is a training and supervising analyst with the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and attending psychiatrist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He also maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.

SARAH GRIFFIN, a partner in the Los Angeles law office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, has been elected and installed as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation for the 2000-2001 year. The non-profit foundation raises funds and administers grants to a number of projects operated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

TRINIDAD MACIAS MS ’78 is the author of a book of poetry, Always Faithful (Semper Fedelis) Philosophic Realisms, published by Vantage Press. A bilingual counselor at Compton (Calif.) Community College, he has received numerous awards for his poetry and been included in anthologies.

JANIS DIANNE STEPHENSON MPA received her master of arts degree in education from San Jose State University.

FERRIS D. KAPLAN MA ’79 was named marketing director of Fair Oaks, a Fairfax, Va., shopping center with 180 stores and five anchors. He will be responsible for all online and offline marketing, public relations and special events.

MICHAEL McGEE is the new president and chief executive officer of Pardee Construction Company. Headquartered in Pardee’s Westwood offices, he is responsible for the building company’s performance throughout Southern California and southern Nevada.

HEIDRUN MUMPER-DRUMM MS ’78 is the owner/proprietor of Perrin & Kabel Design/Publishing, which recently published Manners-in-a-Minute, co-authored by PAMELA HILLINGS TEGTMEYER ’83 and PHYLLIS HILLINGS ’47. She is also an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

Countertenor BRIAN ASAWA MM ’81 recently gave a solo performance at the Colburn School of Performing Arts’ Zipper Concert Hall with the L.A. Baroque Orchestra. The program was traditional Baroque, with Asawa singing four arias from Handel operas, as a well as the “Agnus Dei” from Bach’s Mass in B Minor.

RICHARD V. JACKSON received his master of library and information science degree from San Jose State University.

ROBERT CORNELIUS EdD joined the faculty at United States International University in San Diego, Calif., as an associate professor of educational administration and leadership in the university’s Department of Education. He has been adjunct professor at USIU since 1987.

THOMAS G. MILLER was named managing director of capital markets at Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate services and investment firm, where he is responsible for the western U.S. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

PETER D. KAIROFF MM, DMA ’85, has released two compact discs of 19th-century American music, American Romantics and American Reverie, both on the Albany Records label. He is associate professor of music at Wake Forest University and is also director of the university’s overseas campus in Venice, Italy.

CANDY MILES is the co-author, with her brother Gary Miles, of Reflections, My Journal of Life, “a new type of family journal that takes genealogy one step further and allows you to write for future generations.” The book is available online (www.reflectionsjournal.com).

CLEMENT REID MM presented a program recently on compositional process for the Washington State Music Teachers Association. Included was a performance of his Short Stories (guitar and piano), which was also featured on Classic King FM in Seattle and at the Tacoma Art Museum (on electric guitar) by the Tacoma New Music Group. Also, his arrangement and keyboard reduction of Handel’s Silente Venti, a solo cantata for soprano and strings, was published by Classical Vocal Reprints in New York. The reduction is the only known arrangement of this particular cantata by Handel.

BARON BIRTCHER has written his first novel, Roadhouse Blues, published by Durban House and described as “a taut noir thriller that evokes images both surreal and disturbing.” Born and raised in Southern California, Birtcher now lives in Hawaii with his wife, Christina, and is at work on his next novel.

SUZY SPENCER MBA, MPW ’87, is the author of Wages of Sin, a “true story of lust, lies and cold-blooded murder,” published by Pinnacle True Crime. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Wasted, and is an award-winning journalist whose byline has appeared in Fortune, Los Angeles and People magazines. Spencer currently lives in Austin, Texas.

NANCY C. UNGER MA, PhD ’85, has written Fighting Bob La-Follette: The Righteous Reformer (Chapel Hill), a biography of the progressive politician who served Wisconsin as a U.S. representative, governor and senator, and fought to bring the “Wisconsin Idea” of a truer democracy to the entire nation. Unger is assisant professor of history at Santa Clara University.

KAREN M. LADE, MBA ’90, joined Pharmacia & Upjohn Animal Health as e-business director, a new position in the organization that will strengthen the company’s emphasis on use of electronic technologies in its business initiatives. Pharmacia & Upjohn develops products that promote the health of pets and livestock.

EDMOND SARDARIANI received his master of science degree in engineering from San Jose State University.

BONNIE SUDDERTH was elected as president-elect of the American Judges Association at the organization’s annual meeting. She is a state judge presiding over the 352nd District Court in Tarrant County, Texas. Sudderth also currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.

ANDREW CHARLES WADDELL received his master of arts degree in education from San Jose State University.

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