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Doris Westcott '30

B. Meredith Burke M.A. '71

Gene Pokorny ’75

In Memoriam

Leonard and Sophie Davis


MICHAEL FRARY MFA ’41 has a Web site of 30 full size (22” x 30”) watercolors at (www. The Texas artist recently added 20 large paintings to the site, acrylic on canvas from 20 square feet to 15 square feet. Their size makes them especially appropriate for large homes, corporations and museums. Frary is professor emeritus after teaching water and life drawing for 32 years at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin.

ROBERT F. MARONDE MD, USC emeritus professor of medicine and special assistant to the vice president for health affairs, has retired after more than five decades of service to the university. He joined the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 1948 as an assistant professor of physiology and served in numerous positions in medicine and pharmacology over the following decades, including his most recent position in which he helped the Office of Health Affairs in developing computerized databases de-signed to streamline patient care at LAC+ USC Medical Center.

WALLACE A. REED MD, a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., and founder of the Phoenix Surgicenter, received the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Distinguished Service award given annually. Thirty years ago, Reed developed the surgicenter, which emphasized exceptional patient care in a pleasant atmosphere, demonstrating that high quality, safe anesthesia care could be provided in a setting separate from a hospital.

DENNIS S. SHILLAM MD is a retired anatomic and clinical pathologist. He volunteers as a medical online data researcher for the medical staff at the Huntington Hospital Library. His hobbies are computers and painting and, until being unable to fly because of eye problems, amateur built aircraft. At present, he lives alone, as his wife of 57 years, Marjorie, died in August 1999. He divides his time between his home in Pasadena, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii. He can be reached at <>.

STANLEY J. OLSON MD has been retired for 10 years and currently resides with his wife, Constance, in Berkeley, Calif. He specialized in endocrinology and diabetes and works with residents at the University of California at San Francisco.

JAMES J. CULLEN has written a novel, Osterman’s War, based in part on his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II, on sale at Barnes & Noble bookstores and also available online through IUniverse, an Internet subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. The protagonist is a composite of compassionate German officers and guards of the time. Cullen’s son-in-law, Randall Wallace, who wrote the screenplay for Braveheart, has adapted it as a movie for Paramount. Cullen and his wife of a year, Shirley, live in Westlake Village, Calif.

WARREN G. KRAMER MD specializes in orthopaedic surgery. He and his wife, Eva, a physical therapist, reside in Laguna Beach, Calif., but spend three to four months of the year in their home on a small island near Kragero, Norway, while their two sons, Warren III and Sten Erik, run the orthopaedic practice in California. Their daughter, Kari, is in family practice and married to a cardiac surgeon. They have eight grandchildren.

WAYNE SCOTT MD is a retired pathologist and lives in San Bernardino, Calif. The class of 1950 reunion in May 1999 was one of the highlights of the past few years for Scott, seeing not only his classmates at class events but also the prior graduates at the 50-Year Fellows dinner. He asks that friends and classmates e-mail him at < >.

KENNETH E. SCHWARTZ was elected to a four-year term on the San Luis Obispo City Council during the November 2000 election. He previously served five terms as Mayor of San Luis Obispo from 1969 to 1979. Schwartz is professor of architecture emeritus of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, serving as faculty member, associate dean and interim dean for 36 years.

MD 57 retired from his obstetrics/gynecology practice and works full-time as a physician executive. He recently began his 13th year in this position with UHP HealthCare, a federally qualified HMO-Corporate Headquarters in Inglewood, Calif. He resides in Los Angeles and his email address is <>.

WALTER BODLE MA ’69 has created a nationally recognized program using photography to work with inner city kids in Seattle, Wash., diverting them away from gang life and introducing them to alternative ways of expressing themselves and looking at the world around them. Serving about 150 teens per year, Youth in Focus includes year-round, after-school programs as well as an extensive, multi-level summer curriculum. Bodle is a retired teacher.

JAN ANDERSON YOUNG, a fund-raising consultant who has always considered writing her second profession, has written and published Touchstones, her “most challenging labor of love.” The work is a collection of thoughts, philosophy and insights into such subjects as family, friends, love, death, children and God. Touchstones is sprinkled with humor and has “something for everyone.” Young lives in Orange County and has published numerous articles. She can be reached through her publisher, Creative Continuum, at (www.creativecontinuum .com) or <>.

PATRICK I. O’DONNELL MA ’61, EdD ’68, has written a murder mystery, Ortega Night, published by Writers Showcase Press and featuring a geezer detective who is also a USC alumnus. It’s the first in a planned series – the second manuscript is completed and O’Donnell is working on the third. He lives in Escondido, Calif.

JACQUELINE D. TRESTRAIL MD is a retired physician in San Diego, Calif., who specialized in radiology. She travels with her sister, plays lawn tennis and “am really enjoying myself.”

SERGEI LOCKAREFF MD ’57 lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., and practices internal medicine/ gastroenterology. He is the grandfather of Nicholas and Claire, who were born in 1999. He can be reached at <>.

GERSHON M. LESSER MD lives in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and is preparing for his next book. He authored two books, Growing Younger: Nutritional Rejuvenation for People Over Forty and When You Have Chest Pains: A Guide to Cardiac and Noncardiac Causes and What You Can Do About Them. During his career he has been the civil disaster director for Los Angeles and spent years broadcasting medical journalism on NPR.

THELMA ORR is the new president of Town and Gown of USC, heading up one of the university’s largest support groups (more than 600 members), organized in 1904 and dedicated to scholarship and the maintenance of the Town and Gown building on campus. The organization is awarding more than $1 million in scholarship funds to approximately 200 USC students in 2001.

PETER PLAGENS was exhibited in “Peter Plagens: Paintings, 1989-2000,” which ran from Nov. 16, 2000, to Jan. 7, 2001, at the Las Vegas Art Museum. Curator James Mann called his paintings “of signal importance. They are an imposing expression and exemplification of the new condition visual art finds itself in.” Since 1989, Plagens has been the art critic for Newsweek magazine. He is also contributing editor for Artforum magazine.

JAMES V. LUCK JR. MD ’67 received the Humanitarian Award from the Crippled Children’s Guild of Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. He was recognized at a gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel for his more than 40 years of service to the hospital, where he is president, CEO and medical director.

RICHARD W. CARLSON MD is the chair of the Department of Medicine, Medical Professional Associates of Arizona with the Maricopa Medical Center, as well as professor of medicine at Mayo Medical School and a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a specialist in internal medicine/critical care and was recently elected governor-elect of American College of Physicians-Society of Internal Medicine for Arizona. Carlson was also named “Top Doc” in a Town and Country magazine survey. He is currently working on his eighth book, Manual of Critical Care.

BORIS DRAMOV MUd ’72 is the lead architect and president of the San Francisco-based firm, ROMA Design Group. The firm was awarded the winning design entry for the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, selected from more than 1,000 entries by an international design jury. An example of ROMA Design Group’s work in the Los Angeles region is the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Dramov’s entry was made in collaboration with his wife and partner, Bonnie Fisher, who is a landscape architect. Although his wife did not receive her degree from USC, her great grandmother established the USC Fisher Gallery and contributed to other buildings on campus.

RICHARD N. NALICK MD is in private practice of gynecologic oncology and preventive health care for women at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He and his wife, MARY ELIZABETH NALICK, an attorney/registered nurse who also has a master’s degree from the USC School of Social Work (’89), live in San Marino, Calif. The Nalicks have four sons: Michael, Jon (who is editor of the USC Health Sciences Weekly and recently married to Kathleen Roberts), Steven and Jim. He asks classmates and friends to email him at <trigyn>.

ROBIN YEAMANS, practicing exclusively family law in Silicon Valley, has published her second book, this time through Nolo Press: How to Do Your Own Contested Divorce in California (available through and Her first book, Here’s How to Get a Divorce in Santa Clara County, continues to help thousands get divorced every year in the electronics capital of the world.

PHILIP NELSON LEE has joined Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and is resident in the Los Angeles office, where he continues his public finance practice as a member of Fulbright’s Public Finance and Administrative Law Group. He was formerly a partner in Jones Hall Hill & White, based in San Francisco. At USC, Lee won three varsity letters in football and one in track.

STUART RAPPAPORT, president and general manager of Perfection Honda in Albuquerque, N.M., was named a recipient of the 2001 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA). He is one of only 61 dealers, from more than 20,500 nationwide, nominated for the 32nd annual award. Sponsored by Time magazine in association with Goodyear, and in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Assn., the TMQDA program recognizes outstanding new car dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships and distinguished community service.

CHANDLER A. PHILLIPS MD is a professor of biomedical engineering and human factors engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., cited “for contributions to advancing the technology and professional development of biomedical engineering as applied to the rehabilitation of paralyzed muscle.” He now joins the College of Fellows of AIMBE, which consists of approximately 400 distinguished physicians, scientists and engineers who are internationally and nationally recognized for significant contributions to the field of medical and biological engineering.

FRED STROOCK MS ’70 retired on Sept. 1, 2000, from his position as special assistant to the athletic director in the USC Athletic Department. His family of four has seven USC degrees among them: Fred’s BS and MS, wife Bonnie’s BS ’69 and MS ’71, daughter Heather’s BA ’96, and daughter Amy’s BS ’99 and MS ’00.

ROLAND L. TROPE was presented with the Commander’s Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army. He received the award for his performance of “outstanding civilian service to the United States as adjunct professor for the Department of Law, United States Military Academy,” from July 1997 to March 2000.

GARY D. ANDERSON MUD ’71, A.I.A., A.I.C.P., was promoted to vice president of STV Incorporated, a national architectural, engineering, planning, environmental and construction management firm. He directs the planning department of STV’s Baltimore, Md.-based South Atlantic Region and manages major projects. Anderson’s winning entry in a 1970 national graphic design competition was the recycling symbol that is now recognized and used around the world.

RYAN ANDERSON MD practices obstetrics/gynecology in Danville, Calif., and lives in Alamo. He helped organize a 30-year reunion last October attended by 37 of his classmates.

MICHAEL J. SAADE MS ’73 joined STV Incorporated as vice president and is responsible for identifying and managing the national strategic market initiatives for the firm, a national architectural, engineering, planning, environmental and construction management firm based in Baltimore, Md. He has more than 27 years of experience in business development in domestic and international environments. He and his wife are residents of San Francisco.

MICHAEL G. BOCK MS, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, has been elected to the positio of second vice president of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, a service organization of approximately 1,000 members which functions to advance the professions of engineering, architecture and applied services through various technical, scientific and social activities. He is resident in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

CHARLES PRAWDZIK JR., A.I.A., has been promoted to principal within the Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP) firm’s Mission Critical Facilities Group out of the Los Angeles office. He joined EYP, an award-winning, 700-person architecture, engineering and interior design firm, in 1999.

CLARENCE BROWN MA ’87 has been named vice president of corporate communications at Southern California Edison. In addition to being the principal company spokesperson, he oversees media, customer and employee communication for one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities.

EDWARD POLL MBA has been appointed to the technology and practice guide board in the general practice, solo and small firm section of the American Bar Association. The section represents approximately 13,000 lawyers throughout the country, most of whom are in the private practice of law.

MICHAEL J. BUTCHKO JR. MS is president of Space Gateway Support, responsible for operating the Joint Base Operations Support Contract at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., portions of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and other operation support contracts. He was selected to chair this year’s 38th Space Congress, sponsored by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies and supported by NASA, the Department of Defense and the aerospace industry.

F. HONG CHAN MD practices at the Island Hospital in Penang, Malaysia. He and his wife, Jenny Lim, have two children, Michelle, 5, and Michael, 1.

WILLIAM Y. MILLIGAN is director of asset/portfolio management for Koll Bren Schrieber Realty Advisors, overseeing all of the Newport Beach, Calif., company’s holdings. He sits on the investment committee and is involved in the acquisition process and oversees management and disposition activities of assets located throughout the United States. Milligan also serves on the board of directors for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

JAMES W. ARROTT MD resides and practices dermatology in San Francisco.

GLENN S. HAUSDORFER MD lives in La Crescenta, Calif., and practices pathology. He was an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists scholar.

RICHARD SEIGLE MD ’81 practices psychiatry in Carlsbad, Calif. He asks classmates and friends to email him at <seigle>.

DAVID JAMES BELLIS PhD is chairman of the Public Administration Department at California State University, San Bernardino. He also heads the department’s Master of Public Administration program.

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