CRAIG A. ANDERSON JD earned both an MBA and an MPA degree from the University of South Dakota Graduate School of Business, where he received the outstanding graduate student award. He works as a senior management consultant for Alternative Technologies Incorporated, a San Francisco management consulting firm.

SALLY A. BRENNER EdD, a health sciences professor at Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif., retired as a colonel in the California Army National Guard after 30 years of military service and received a Meritorious Service Medal. Brenner is past president of Educare-North.

RICK CARUSO, president of Caruso Affiliated Holdings, a Santa Monica-based real estate development and investment firm, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners.

BOB COWING was promoted to mechanical engineering supervisor at the Naval Aviation Depot in Jacksonville, Fla. In his second year as a naval reservist, Cowing serves with the Naval Aviation Depot Operations Center Naval Reserve Unit located at Andrews, Md.

MANNY MARRERO has been named chief financial officer for Precision Specialty Metals, Inc., a Los Angeles stainless steel conversion mill.

BOB MEYER MA has been named manager, drama, electronic publicity, NBC Entertainment. He’ll implement electronic publicity campaigns for three of NBC’s most popular comedies – “Frasier,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “The Single Guy,” among other shows.

JONI (TUCKER) SHERWOOD is the annual fund coordinator at Dede Wallace Center, Nashville’s largest provider of community mental health services.

JAMES COVELL is a composer whose latest score is for the feature film, “Santa With Muscles,” starring Hulk Hogan.

MARTIN R. GREEN, a commander in the U.S. Navy, reported for duty with the U.S. Third Fleet, Pacific, in San Diego.

Guitarist THOMAS HYNES MPCG, an associate professor of music at Fullerton College, and a colleague, James Linahon, were selected Jazz Ambassadors for the United States of America by the U.S. Information Agency/Arts America. The trumpet/ guitar duo presented a program of American jazz music to countries in the Middle East and East Africa on a tour last fall.

DAN LIOY recently assumed the dean of admissions position at Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Ind. He’s also a candidate for the ThD degree from the same institution.

RONNIE LOTT, ROBERT BONANNO ’92 and a small group of other USC alumni publish Trojan Football FAX, a report devoted to providing inside information to loyal USC football fans.

DANIEL P. PUZO MA has been named editor-in-chief of Restaurants & Institutions magazine. He is an 18-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times, where he covered agriculture, food safety, the supermarket industry and food-related regulatory agencies.

SCOTT M. SASSA recently resigned as head of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s entertainment cable networks to become chairman and chief executive of Marvel Entertainment Group, a publisher of comic books and sports trading cards.

DANIEL TING PharmD is the director of field pharmacy for Matria Healthcare, Inc. located in Dallas, Texas. The company provides homecare services for high-risk obstetrics patients.

BRIAN KAWAHARA PharmD has been elected to a one-year term as director, division of legal and governmental affairs, for the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

JANETTE SARIMENTO KNOWLTON recently became a partner at the law firm of Knapp, Marsh, Jones & Doran in Los Angeles, with which she has been associated since 1986. Her practice focuses on general business litigation, municipal corporations law and environmental law.

KRISTEN KAPPES AIELLO has been promoted to western zone sales training manager for the office imaging division of Eastman Kodak Company. She is based out of Irvine, Calif.

HARRY J. LEONHARDT, Esq. JD was appointed vice president, general counsel and secretary of Nanogen, Inc., a private venture capital-backed biotechnology company in San Diego. The company specializes in the development of proprietary microelectronic genetic probe technologies for the detection and diagnosis of disease.

LISA-RENEE RAMIREZ MLA ’89 received her eighth Los Angeles area EMMY award as a producer for KABC-TV’s “City View” and “Vista L.A.” magazine shows. She was also just awarded her second IMAGEN award (recognizing Latinos in the entertainment industry), as well as the L.A. City Attorney’s Community Service Award for an undercover story exposing the sale of alcohol to minors.

MARGARET HOWELL ASHBAKER MA was awarded a PhD in educational psychology from the University of California, Riverside, where she was the recipient of the Harry Singer Fellowship for doctoral students who produce exemplary research related to literacy. She is currently a resource specialist and special education teacher at Redlands High School.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. MATTHEW S. BROWN graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and was awarded an MA degree in national security and strategic studies.

CLARENCE E. FOSTER III finished his residency training in general surgery at the University of Maryland and has received a fellowship to study kidney and pancreas transplant surgery at that institution.

JAMES TRITTEN MA ’82, PhD, was presented the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award by the Commander, Naval Doctrine Command, for service as special academic advisor to the Commander.

For the past five years, THOMAS E. WENDLER MBT ’88 has served as treasurer for the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House during its construction. The house will serve as a “home away from home” for families of children receiving medical treatment for critical illnesses or serious injuries at nearby medical facilities in Loma Linda, Redlands, Riverside and San Bernardino.

JOHN M. WINSTON MS was promoted to senior management analyst for the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security. He’s developing an automated forms processing system to aid in informal dispute resolution between workers’ compensation insurance carriers and injured workers.

CHRISTINE CARTER has been appointed to the board of directors of ARIA, a support group for the Los Angeles Opera and ALLEGRO, a support group for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

MARGARET ARMSTRONG HAMM MBA ’89 joined the Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis, Minn., as a senior business analyst providing syndicated marketing research expertise to the Refrigerated Dough Products team.

SYLVIA D. LYNCHE PharmD has been named clinical research pharmacist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities include overseeing all pharmacy protocols.

Carrying on the family tradition, HANK MAARSE works side by side with the designers and his father managing Jacob Maarse Florists in Pasadena. The business recently opened a new store in downtown Los Angeles.

TRACY LEE MURPHY has accepted a position as senior course developer at Sybase, Inc., where she’s responsible for development of technical courseware and WWW design and implementation. Murphy, her husband and son reside in Berkeley, Calif.

U.S. Marine Capt. JAMES E. NIERLE graduated with his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He also received the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award in recognition of his academic achievement.

BRYAN L. ROLLINS MS, a captain in the U.S. Navy, reported for duty at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego and assumed the position of commanding officer.

GARY B. ROSS JD founded the law firm of Ross & Morrison, which specializes in labor and employment law, representing both management and labor. In 1995, Ross argued the landmark employment law case of Lazar v. Rykoff-Sexton, Inc. before the California Supreme Court.

Navy Lt. ERNEST C. HELME is on a six-month deployment to the Mediterra-nean, Adriatic and Red seas serving with Commander Destroyer Squadron 20 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

PETER SIEMBAB has joined the law firm of Dow, Lohnes and Albertson in Washington, D.C., and is rotating through the firm’s practice groups. He graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from Loyola Law School last May.

FRED THOMAS was elected national secretary of the National Association of Urban Bankers. Thomas is a manager in the Demand Account Services area of The Northern Trust Company in Chicago.

SUSIE LAN CASSEL received her PhD in English literature from the University of California, Riverside. She has accepted a tenure track position at newly opened Cal State San Marcos in San Diego, where she will be teaching Asian and multicultural American literature.

JAMES J. HOUSINGER, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, is nearing the end of a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red seas aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg.

MARK RICHARD LAWRENCE MPA ’94 has been working for the City of Santa Ana, Calif., since 1993 and was recently promoted to the position of senior management analyst.

LISA GAEDE VERNIERO held the bible for her husband, Peter Verniero, when he was sworn in as attorney general of New Jersey. She was director of government and public affairs for the Building Contractors Association in Edison, N.J., until 1993, when she resigned to care for the couple’s first child.

Sports producer SCOTT M. ENGLES moved from WTVT- TV (Fox) in Tampa, Fla., to WCPX-TV (CBS) in Orlando, Fla.

Navy Cmdr. DONALD B. HOFFMANN MS reported for duty with Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

GARY E. HOOD has been named associate in the law firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim, P.L.L.C., in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Hood focuses on litigation and general practice. He graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga School of Law and was editor of the Law Review.

SAM KOJOGLANIAN MS ’91, MD ’95, is a second-year resident doctor at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena whose love of rap music and experiences in the emergency room led him to create “Licensed to Heal,” a rap CD focusing on alternatives to violence and the power of hope. The CD is available on AV Records.

Navy Lt. STEVEN M. McSHEA recently participated in the disestablishment ceremony of Fighter Squadron 24, home-based at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

TROY WATSON MS ’90 graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 1994 and is currently completing his orthopedic residency at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. He is a member of Junior Associates.

STEVEN J. ZELDIN has been appointed editor of Surfing magazine. For the past three years he was advertising sales manager of Surfing, which has a distribution of 180,000 worldwide.

PHILIP B. CLEMENT has been appointed vice president of business development for Wizdom Systems, Inc., an entrepreneurial and software firm in Naperville, Ill.

DAVID FREDERICK has been promoted to facilities resource analyst of capital acquisitions for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in Huntington Beach, Calif. During his career at the company, Frederick has held positions as a subcontract administrator and buyer.

ROBERT E. HUGHES MS, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, reported for duty with Headquarters and Service Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

LAURA VANDERVEER KING MS graduated with an LLM from the University of Washington School of Law and is licensed to practice in Washington, Arizona, Washington, D.C. and before the U.S. Tax Court. Currently she is both clerking for the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals and teaching writing at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash.

WAYMAN LEE PharmD ’93 has been appointed research pharmacist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles. He is also the liaison for pharmacy at the facility.

JERRY ZAMORA has been named vice president at Bank of America N.T. & S.A. He works in the private banking and investment management division in Newport Beach, Calif.

MICHAEL GARTEN MS recently accepted a position as director of event management for the National Basketball Association in New Jersey and New York. Last year, he was employed by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as the venue logistics manager for both basketball and gymnastics at the Georgia Dome.

Army Captain JENNIFER NIEHAUS-RIVERS MPW ’93 is currently serving in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as the battalion signal officer for Task Force 2-1 Air Defense Artillery (Patriot Missile). Her husband, MICHAEL RIVERS, also an Army Captain, recently graduated as the honor graduate from the Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course. He is the Commander of the 514th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) at Fort Lewis, Wash.

FRANK POMPILIO PharmD joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a medical services manager. His responsibilities include providing highly scientific medical information to health care providers and serving as a medical information resource for customers.

Navy Lt. DARREN E. ANDING is on a six-month deployment to the Mediter-ranean, Adriatic and Red seas, serving with Fighter Squadron 103 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

DAVID E. MARTIN PharmD was promoted to assistant director, clinical pharmacology, Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. He is currently based in the company’s unit at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Penn.

JEFFREY B. MAZER completed the officer indoctrination course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I. Mazer is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

MEGAN C. O’BRIEN received her JD degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

SCOTT D. OLSEN was hired as a Smart-UPS product manager, responsible for American Power Conversion’s core product line of power protection for computer server and network applications.

WENDY SCHWINGEL MS has been named director of real estate and corporate services for The Dial Corporation in Phoenix, Ariz. She is responsible for acquisitions, project management and leasing of office, industrial and retail space, as well as for facilities management.

Navy Lt. SCOTT R. TAYLOR reported for duty at Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Italy.

GLEN E. YOUNG received his JD degree from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was named to the Dean’s list and the national Dean’s list. He also served as a federal judicial extern with the Honorable Irving Hill, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

MICHAEL A. FISCHER MPA is a management assistant with the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department.

KENT L. KROEKER was designated a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was presented with the “Wings of Gold,” which marked the culmination of months of flight training with Training Squadron 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

RICHARD LEE received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is currently doing his pediatric dentistry residency at New York University College of Dentistry.

LISA N. MACHII earned a JD degree from Southwestern University law school, where she was on the Dean’s list and the staff of the law review. A Dean’s Scholar, Machii received American Jurisprudence Book Awards in criminal law and torts and a Corpus Juris Secundum Award in criminal law.

Navy Lt. j.g. JASON S. MOAK completed a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean aboard the attack submarine USS Asheville.

KELLIE ANN MOORE received the 1996 Widney Alumni House Award for her service to USC as president and founder of the San Fernando Valley USC Alumni Club in 1994. Careerwise, Moore develops new biologic drug indications for regulatory affairs at AMGEN in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She’s also studying law in the evenings at Loyola Law School.

VIRGINIA A. RICHARD is a member of Teach for America, a national corps of recent college graduates who commit at least two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Richard teaches in the inner city of Baltimore, Md.

MARSHA LYNN ADAMS-LOCKE was promoted to assistant data modeler and transferred to the MIS department at Corning PACT Inc. in Radnor, Penn.

MARK GALTON formed Web On as a network of Internet consultants and Website designers providing turnkey Internet presence solutions. After a consultation, Web On develops and helps leverage Websites to increase business leads, decrease marketing expenditures and improve overall sales. Web On can be reached at http://www.webon.com

Navy Lt. j.g. LEANA R. GILLI was designated a Naval Flight Officer while serving with Training Squadron 86, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

KEVIN M. HOYES MA, PhD ’95, joined the faculty of Denison University in Ohio as an assistant professor of communication.

ROBERT POPOVIAN PharmD accepted a position with Pfizer Inc. in New York City as a senior manager in outcomes research.

ROGER T. KISSEL MS, a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Navy, has been on a six-month deployment to the western Pacific and Indian oceans aboard the guided missile frigate USS Crommelin.

Another Navy Lt. Cmdr., CALVIN A. LATHAN EdD, reported for duty at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

DARREN MANIBOG graduated with a JD degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was senior editor of the Asian Law Journal and served as a member of the Moot Court Board and Civil Trial Advocacy Program. Manibog has accepted a position with the Los Angeles firm of Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory and will practice civil litigation and real estate law.

Marine 2nd Lt. DAVID R. EVERLY graduated from The Basic School at Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va.

JOHN W. GEHLE, an ensign in the U.S. Navy, was recently designated a Naval Aviator.

CRASHAWN R. JACKSON received her JD degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She is currently a senior law clerk with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. While attending Southwestern, Jackson served as president of the Black Law Students Association, was named to Who’s Who Among American University Students, and clerked with Motown Record Company L.P. and Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc.

STEVE KWONG joined Mellon Private Asset Manage-ment as vice president and sales officer. He’s responsible for selling investment management and trust services to high-net-worth individuals and families and liquidation management services for corporations in the Newport Beach, Calif.-area.

ANNA M. NELSON is a librarian for Fox television’s On-Air Promotions Vault. She is also a freelance writer in the sci-fi drama areas for several shows.

ROBERT GLEN ODELL MSW was elected chair of USC School of Social Work Alumni and Friends.

TODD J. PIERCE was promoted to Lt. j.g. in the U.S. Navy and reported for duty with Training Squadron 22, Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas.

NICK ROTHENBERG MA and USC adjunct assistant professor Michael Mascha co-founded W3-Design, a Web site designer for Hollywood and other corporations. Rothenberg and Mascha worked together from 1992-94 at USC’s multimedia ethnographics laboratory.

Navy Lt. j.g. CHRISTOPHER P. SANTOS reported for duty with Training Squadron 22, Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas.

JULIE P. THOMPSON MBA has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Professional Bancorp, Inc. (AMEX-MDB), and its wholly owned subsidiary, First Professional Bank, N.A., a Santa Monica-based company specializing in health care banking. She is currently president and CEO of Health Research Association, a Los Angeles biomedical research company. Thompson is also chairman of the board for the Visiting Nurses Association of Long Beach.

SEAN P. FOX MPA joined Deloitte & Touche where he works with the firm’s new mid-market consulting arm, focusing on technology projects in the public sector.

DOUGLAS W. HOUSE is vice president, marketing, for Colorado-based Cochlear Corp., which makes implantable hearing devices for deaf children and adults. House is responsible for developing the company’s marketing plans for the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

TIM HIBSMAN MPW was part of the Hughes Aircraft APSTAR launch team in Xichang, China. He’s now teaching analytical reasoning and other English subjects (part-time) at Marymount College, Rio Hondo College and National University.

JIN HUR MA works for Daewoo Corp-oration, one of the largest companies in Korea.

WESLEY A. RUSCH MBA was admitted to the State Bar of New York and joined Suppes Securities as operations manager. He resides in Manhattan.

WOLFGANG W. VON ASPE, a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from The Basic School at Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va.

FEI F. ZHU MBT ’96 started with Bankers Trust Company in the derivative transaction analysis department.





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