TALMAGE V. BURKE JD43, LLM 45, was inaugurated for his 14th one-year term as mayor of the City of Alhambra, Calif. With his present 47 years of service, he is the ranking Alhambra city councilman from point of service in California.
MAX OPPENHEIMER JR. PhD has written An Innocent Yank at Home Abroad: Footnotes to History, 1922-1945 (Sunflower University Press), a candid and humorous autobiography of the authors youth abroad and his U.S. Army service during World War II. Oppenheimer is professor emeritus of foreign languages at the State University of New York, Fredonia.
TED ROBINSON SR. and his son, TED ROBINSON JR. 75, co-own Robinson Design Inc., a golf course design company. Ted Jr. heads the business side of the company while his father, who has created 140 courses in his career, handles much of the designing. Their latest effort is Robinson Ranch, a 400-acre, 36-hole public facility near the Angeles National Forest, 25 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The familys Trojan heritage includes four generations schooled at USC.
JOHN STALLINGS EdD 58 was awarded the Ferd Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association of California School Administrators. Stallings 53-year career in education includes service as principal and superintendent of various school districts in Southern Cali-fornia, department chair in USCs Rossier School of Education from 1972 to 1994, and dean of the school in 1975. He is retired and lives in Corona, Calif.
CARL TERZIAN received the first-ever Carl R. Terzian Spirit of Giving Award, presented by Los Angeles Business Journal publisher Matthew A. Toledo and leaders of the Southern California business and professional community. Founder and president of the public relations firm Carl Terzian Assoc., Terzian was honored for more than 30 years of devotion to civic, charitable and community organizations.
BATTISTA GALASSI 64, PhD 67, has been named emeritus professor of Spanish upon his retirement from Northeastern Illinois University, after 31 years on the faculty. He was chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for 27 years and acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for two years.
JOHN L. GRAHAM MS has been named special advisor for aviation technology with Los Angeles World Airports. He has been with LAWA for more than 30 years, previously serving as chief of airport planning for LAWAs four airports Los Angeles International, Ontario, Van Nuys and Palmdale.
WILLIAM R. BILL HAAS retired as executive vice president/ CEO of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County in Oregon after more than 20 years of service. He and his wife, Cheryl, plan to travel the United States in their RV and promote their new business, Project Management Services. The company com-bines helping chambers and businesses with special projects and events, along with involvement in RV products and services.
ROBERT HUBBERT DDS was honored with the Virgil Brown Memorial Dentist of the Year Award by the Southern California Academy of General Dentistry. Hubbert, who practices in Tustin, received the award for his significant contributions to the profession in the region and for his willingness to share knowledge and expertise with colleagues through support of continuing education.
RONALD BLACK has been promoted to principal inspector for the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. He most recently served the city as senior staff advisor to the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, playing a vital role in the response efforts following the Whittier, Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes. He lives with his wife and two children in Glendale.
PAMELA MEICHTRY HORTON MS 68 was among the top 3 percent of all sales associates with Prudential Real Estate Network and has attained the international Chairmans Circle-Gold Award for 1999. A licensed broker, she has been a consistent top producer in the South Orange (Calif.) County coastal residential real estate market for the last 10 years. Horton achieved in January Prudentials distinguished e-certification status, recognizing agents who possess the necessary technology and business skills to service the emerging market needs of the online consumer. She can be reached at her personal Web site (www.pamelahorton.com.).
DAVID BRESLOW PharmD is executive director of United Pharmacists Network Inc. He was quoted in the article, Pharmacies Send Mixed Y2K Signals, which appeared in the Aug. 23, 1999, issue of Los Angeles Business Journal.
NORIKO SAITO MS 79, PhD 82, a professor of education and coordinator for an early childhood education program at Cal State Los Angeles, received two educator awards from Early Childhood Education International and the Jean Piaget Society in Japan.
ROBERT THERRIEN MFA was featured in a solo exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The sculptor transforms everyday objects a bed, a stack of plates, a snowman into enduring timepieces
that offer a layered look at American culture and everyday life, noted the Los Angeles Times.
MICHAEL JOHN has joined Wisconsin Energy Corp. as manager of media relations and speechwriter for the chairman of the board. A former captain in the U.S. Navy, John retired in December 1997 after 21 years of service.
Composer DANIEL ROBBINS MM gave a series of lectures and piano concerts in Perry, N.Y., in conjunction with New York State Humanities Month for October 1999. Robbins presentations focused on the cine-musical achievements of his one-time mentor, legendary film composer Miklos Rozsa, who taught at USC from 1945 to 1965. Robbins orchestrated recent recordings by Intrada CDs of Rozsas complete scores in the MGM movies Ivanhoe (1952) and Julius Caesar (1953). He has also recorded two Intrada solo piano CDs devoted exclusively to the film music of Rozsa.
EDWARD J. (JIM) RITCHIE MS was appointed deputy executive director of strategic planning and development by Los Angeles World Airports. He and his family reside in Mission Viejo, Calif.
JIM EDWARDS MEd 82 recently received an education specialist degree in school administration from Southeast Missouri State University. He is currently principal of Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School in Charles-ton, Mo. Edwards also presented a seminar on escalating the effectiveness of schoolwide Title 1 programs as part of the U.S. Department of Education, Region VII Comprehensive Assistance Centers Schoolwide Institute in August 1999. He may be reached by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
MARIO JIMENEZ PharmD is the owner of Knolls Pharmacy in Baldwin Park, Calif. He was quoted in the article, Prescription Mis-takes New Y2K Worry, published in the Sept. 13, 1999, San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
GEORGE YASUTAKE PharmD joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a medical science manager. His area of responsibility is in cardiovascular and metabolic products. Yasutake was previously employed by Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., for 21 years in drug information/drug usage evaluation.
JIM LANDEFELD rejoined HITT Contracting in Fairfax, Va (after several years with Bovis Construction in Washington, D.C.) to head up the companys healthcare division. He recently completed the oversight of a major expansion to the National Institutes of Health NMR Center (experimental MRI) in Bethesda, Md., and the construction of the new Loudoun Hospital and Loudoun Professional Office Develop-ment located in Leesburg, Va. Landefeld lives in Vienna, Va., with his wife, Kim, and their two children.
U.S. Navy Commander RICHARD SUTTIE will attend Harvard Universitys JFK School of Government next year on a Federal Executive Fellowship. He is currently finishing a three-year assignment to the U.S. Embassy in London as the senior Navy programs manager, Office of Defense Cooperation.
MATTHEW HANSON MS 82, PhD 98, was one of two 2nd-place finalists in the Merrill Lynch Innovation Grants Competition, an international competition designed to help recent Ph.D. graduates realize the market potential of their ideas. Hansons proposal was Breaking the Sound Barrier to Break Silicons Heat Barrier: it resulted in the creation of faster chips. The USC School of Engineering alumnus is vice president of business development for Integrated Medical Systems Inc., a new business spun-out from the Northrop Grumman Corp.
DAVID ALAN KOSSAK, CFP, earned a place at the 1999 Top of the Table-Million Dollar Round Table, an achievement reserved for only a select group of life insurance professionals each year.
ROBERT J. LUCA MPA retired as chief of the California Bureau of Investigation, after serving 30 years with the state Depart-ment of Justice, the last 10 as bureau chief. He has since started a new career with E*TRADE Group, a provider of online financial services, as director of corporate security for global operations.
DANIEL D. BEINTEMA was appointed executive director of the Bayfront Conservancy Trust and Chula Vista Nature Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The living museum, located on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, is home to numerous rare and endangered species of plants and animals.
JOHN M. DeMARCO has been named senior vice president at Lowe Enterprises Inc., a Los Angeles-based real estate investment, management and development firm. He serves as corporate counsel for the company and its subsidiaries, with primary responsibility in the area of legal affairs. DeMarco and his family reside in Pasadena.
KATHLEEN HILL-BESINQUE PharmD, MEd 88, wrote Contraception: A Review of Current Methods for Health Notes, published by the California State Board of Pharmacy. She is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and director of teaching and learning resources and clinical experiential programs in the USC School of Pharmacy.
KATHY LIDBURY has joined HOK-Chicago as an associate and business development manager. HOK is a worldwide firm specializing in architecture, engineering, planning, interiors, graphics and consulting.
LESLIE LEHR SPIRSON is the author of 66 Laps, a first novel and winner of the Pirates Alley Faulkner Society Literary Prize. Its published by Villard, a division of Random House. Spirson is the author of several humorous parenting books, including Welcome to Club Mom, and wrote the film Heartless.
MARGARET LESLIE DAVIS MFA was named director of corporate communications for Futurestep.com, an Internet-based executive recruiter. She will oversee development of proprietary content for the life and career section of the companys site.
STEPHEN EHRET MPA was elevated to the membership level of Fellow within the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is the head of the Shore Facilities Depart-ment at the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme, Calif.
JEFFREY J. LUDWIKOWSKI has been promoted to partner at the law firm of Sable, Pusateri, Rosen, Gordon & Adams LLC, in Pittsburgh, Penn. He specializes in commercial litigation, product liability defense and insurance coverage disputes.
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