STEPHEN W. BENNETT is retired and lives in St. George, Utah. He is the former director of the Polynesian Cultural Center of Hawaii and worked for many years to preserve the culture of the people of the South Pacific

LUCERNE (SASINE) HAMER and ROBERT CLARENCE HAMER ’49 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 22, 1999. The couple met on campus following Bob’s World War II service in the U.S. Navy; Lucerne was affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta and Bob belonged to Delta Sigma Phi. Bob worked in the mortgage banking business until 1984, when the couple retired to Carpinteria, Calif.

JACK DeBAR SMITH is the author of The Iconoclast Goes to Sea: Dilemma in Blues (Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.), a wry and colorful look at life in the U.S. Navy at the commencement of World War II. Following his naval service, Smith owned his own insurance agency for 30 years and is now retired in Van Nuys, Calif., with his wife, Janet.

EDYTH WAGNER DMA ’68 received the 20th Century Award for Achievement from the senior editors of the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England.

BILL LONG co-hosted a banquet on campus Jan. 19 for alumni of the Beta Sigma chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order who were initiated between 1947 and 1957. More than 70 alumni attended the event, co-hosted by BERNARD PIPKIN ’53, MA ’56, professor of geology at USC.

CURLEE ROSS MD ’57 recently spent two weeks in Khabarovsk, Russia, as a business consultant to a family-medicine clinic. Ross’ work was part of a concerted effort to train a large number of Russian physicians in the family-medicine specialty.

Author THEODORE ROOSEVELT GARDNER II has received national critical acclaim for his new novel, Give Gravity a Chance: A Love Story (Knoll Publishers). Gardner, who has written numerous books, lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his wife, Virginia MS ’73. His daughter, Julia ’89, is also an alumna.

JACK CASEY returned to Zuma Corp., a Culver City, Calif.-based digital image conversion service bureau and sales organization, as vice president of sales and marketing. He was previously with Zuma from 1987 to 1989. Since then, Casey worked for several leading companies in the industry. While a student at USC, he was president of the Trojan Knights, chairman of Troy Camp, elected Mr. Trojanality and named Outstanding Men’s Organization President for 1956. Casey is currently a member of the Out-a-Bounders’ Board of Directors and past president of the Trojan Club Board of Directors. He and his wife, Ginger ’57, live in Santa Ana, Calif.

PAYNE B. JOHNSON was named guest curator for his exhibition, Path to the Lost Cities: In the Footsteps of the Maya Explorers, on display through May 16, 1999, at the San Diego Museum of Man. The exhibit is based on Johnson’s retracing of the 1839-1842 expedition that led to the discovery of the Maya civilization.

LAWRENCE REED MOLINE was inducted as a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of his professional excellence. His firm, LRM Ltd., in Culver City, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary in July. Moline is a member of the USC Architectural Guild and has served as a member of its board of directors.

DAVID B. WAKE MS, PhD ’64, professor of integrative biology and former director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, is the third recipient of the Joseph Grinnell Medal in honor of the museum’s first director. Wake held the directorship for more than 27 years.

DAN G. CHAPEL MS was promoted to senior vice president, Technology Energy and Chemicals Group, at Fluor Daniel in Irvine, Calif. He serves on the advisory board of the University of Michigan’s Chemical Engineering Department.

NADINE NARDI DAVIDSON MA ’68 is the author of a new book, Travel With Others Without Wishing They’d Stayed Home (Prince Publishing), a survival guide for traveling with relatives, friends and pets. A travel consultant and vice president of sales for Travel Store Inc., she resides in Brentwood, Calif., with her husband, Harold Davidson ’65, MA ’67, DBA ’72.

ALTHEA J. HORNER PhD has written Chrysalis (Monbijou Press), a novel about “two women who have forgotten how to love. Connie Phillips, a New York book editor, is a captive of her own sexuality but is ignorant of what her heart truly desires. Psychologist Margaret Stern long ago cast her lot with her intellect and is now a prisoner of that decision. They meet as patient and psychologist.”

NORMAN WILLIS PharmD has been named the regional director of Asereth Medical Services in Pasadena, Calif.

BILL ALTAFFER MS ’70 of Mammoth, Calif., received a 30-year pin from the Professional Ski Instructors of America for dedicated and outstanding service to the ski industry as a ski instructor. Altaffer received the only 30-year pin awarded in California.

WENDELL HOLLOWAY MA, MPA ’73, PhD ’75, has been appointed interim president of Bowie State University in Adelphi, Md. He is taking a leave from his post on the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, which oversees Bowie State and 10 other public institutions. Holloway helped organize and support USC’s Washington Public Affairs Center in its start-up years, 1973-75.

RONALD J. BLACK, a 23-year resident of Glendale, Calif., has been appointed by that city’s mayor and city council to the Building and Fire Board of Appeals. Black is a senior investigator for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety.

HEINRICH RICHARD (DICK) FALK PhD, a professor of theater at Cal State Northridge, recently delivered two lectures on contemporary Latin American theater and playwrightsat the Shanghai Theatre Academy. To illustrate his lectures, Falk used videotaped performances of several Latin American plays he directed at the academy as a guest director and lecturer in 1993.

MADALYNNE S. LEWIS PhD led seminars in Prague, Czech Republic, on the historical development of modern dance in America. As an independent scholar, she has visited both the Czech Republic and Estonia to reinforce interest in dance.

CAROL J. RUSSO was one of three recipients of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Courageous Lawyer Award for giving of her time and experience to help a citizen in need. She is a solo practitioner in Tulsa.

PAUL STEVEN LITSEY PharmD was appointed by former Gov. Pete Wilson to serve on the California State Board of Pharmacy.

BRUCE L. MEGOWAN MBA ’79 has been elected to serve as chairman of the board of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles. He is senior real estate director at Chadwick, Saylor & Co. Inc.

WARREN N. SPIKES has been promoted to vice president of operations for State Farm Insurance Co. in Newark, Ohio. He was most recently executive assistant at State Farm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Ill. Spikes has been listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Finance and Industry.

DIANE B. DIXON was promoted to the newly created position of vice president, worldwide communications and advertising, at Avery Dennison Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of consumer and industrial products based in Pasadena, Calif.

WILLIAM F. FAHEY was appointed to a judgeship in the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles by former Gov. Pete Wilson. Fahey, who lives in Manhattan Beach, was previously a partner with the firm of Hanna & Morton.

DAVID H. HANNAH, president of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, has assumed the additional role of chief executive officer for the company.

ESSIE TRAMEL-SECK MSW, DSW ’81, is one of 28 African-American women included in Women in Courage II, an inspirational book published by Nestle USA featuring the true stories of contemporary individuals “who overcame great odds in their pursuit of excellence.” Tramel-Seck is an assistant professor in USC’s School of Social Work.

Actor LARRY UDY appeared in an episode of the television series “ER” and a “Hey, Beer Man!” commercial.

ALBERT GOODMAN MBA ’79 sponsored a production of Waiting for Godot at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. A trustee of the theater since 1995, Goodman was a grand benefactor to the Campaign for the New Goodman Theatre. He is president and owner of the Illinois-based A.I. Goodman Realty Inc.

JOE GETHERALL MPA ’77, a retired U.S. Marine and Purple Heart recipient who served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a team leader with the “Elite 3rd” Force Reconnaissance Company, was the featured speaker at the City of Commerce Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Getherall is a retired LAPD detective who now works as a private investigator.

GENE POKORNY has been principal tuba of the Chicago Symphony for the past 10 years. In addition to performing and teaching, he wrote a chapter on orchestral auditions for The Tuba Source Book, published in 1996 by Indiana University Press. Pokorny and his wife, Beth, live in Oak Park, Ill.

MICHAEL A. SANTORO has joined the Los Angeles office of the New York City-based law firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler LLP, as partner. He holds a JD degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles.

BOB SCHNEIDER DDS was awarded the 1998 Excellence in Education Award by the National Association of Dental Laboratories. Schneider is the clinical director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Implant Center and an associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa.

CRAIG S. STERN PharmD, MBA ’94, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.

BILL WORKMAN MPA was honored with the Corona Distinguished Citizens Award for his professional and civic contributions. He has been city manager of Corona, Calif., since 1996.

TSUNEO AKAHA MA, PhD ’81, a professor of international policy studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., has been elected president of the institute’s Academic Senate. Akaha is founding director of the institute’s Center for East Asian Studies.

FERRIS D. KAPLAN MA ’79 was appointed to the new position of group senior vice president for strategic planning and member services at the American Advertising Federation in Washington, D.C. He was previously director of business development and marketing for the American Red Cross.

JOHN NABER compiled and edited Awaken the Olympian Within: Stories from America’s Greatest Olympic Motivators (Griffin Publishing), a collection of inspirational essays from 29 Olympians. Naber won four gold medals in swimming at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and has been a commentator and host on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and on ESPN. He is also a motivational speaker and president of Naber & Associates Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in sports-related marketing.

BRADLEY R. WILLIAMS PharmD, associate dean of external affairs, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and gerontology, USC schools of Pharmacy and Gerontology, participated in a discussion series on what it means to grow older in America, held at the Duarte Senior Center in Duarte, Calif. Williams gave a talk titled “Using Medication Wisely.”

HUBERT D. GLOVER is president and chief executive officer of Easi Document Integration, a minority-owned enterprise launched by Shell Services International in 1997 to capitalize on the growing market for outsourced business services.

STEVEN T. VALENTINE MPA received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association. He has served the USC Health Program as student president, alumni president, admissions committee member and advisory board member.

ALAN D. WAPNER was recently re-elected to the city council of Ontario, Calif. He is presently Ontario’s mayor pro tem and has served on its city council since 1994. Wapner has a JD degree from Whittier College School of Law.

GEORGE YASUTAKE PharmD was quoted in a November 1998 article, “Consumers Unaware of Legal Drug Risks,” that appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

JUDITH CLINE MM has been granted tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor of music at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. Cline’s husband, WILLIAM C. KRAUSE MM ’79, has been named executive director of Opera Roanoke.

JOE CURTIS accepted the position of regional sales director at DHL Worldwide Express, where he has worked for the past eight years. He lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif., with his wife, Deborah, and their four children.

ARMOND A. DINVERNO was chosen by Worth magazine as one of the top 300 financial advisers in the United States for 1998, the second consecutive year he has been so honored. Dinverno is president of Dinverno & Foltz Financial Group, based in Oak Brook, Ill..

CARLO CUDIO has been appointed deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and assigned as the commanding officer of operations, South Bureau. He is responsible for all of LAPD’s patrol, traffic and detective resources in the southern part of the city, including the area surrounding USC’s University Park Campus.Cudio is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

TIM DANG received an Ovation Award from Theatre LA, the city’s largest association of theater companies. He is the artistic director for East West Players, a 33-year-old theater company dedicated to developing writers and roles for Asian Pacific Americans. He won the award for his direction of the play Pacific Overtures. Dang is an active member of USC’s Asian Pacific American Support Group.

DEAN HALLETT has been promoted to senior vice president of planning and control at Walt Disney Studios, where he has worked since 1990.

CARL C. KREHBIEL MA, PhD ’87, was elected to the Kansas Legislature, representing the 74th District in the state’s House of Representatives.

CLEMENT REID MM has been named 1999 Washington State Commissioned Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association. A new work by Reid will premiere at the association’s state convention in June. His “Short Stories” for guitar and piano was performed on an MTNA benefit concert, which aired on the “Live by George” program with George Shangrow of Classic KING-FM, Seattle.

GEORGE HAROLD WAXTER graduated with an MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is enrolled in a three-year residency program in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey — Robert Wood Johnson, in New Brunswick. To celebrate his 40th birthday, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

TIMOTHY P. WHALEN MA ’86 was appointed director of the Getty Con-servation Institute in Los Angeles. The institute works collaboratively with other cultural organizations to develop new methods and innovative strategies for conserving the world’s artistic and cultural heritage. Whalen has been in charge of conservation grant-making activities for the Getty Grant Program since 1991, and has been with the Getty since 1981.


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