MICHAEL CRAGIN received the Golden Wings award “in recognition of exemplary teaching” from the Ventura Educational Partnership and the Ventura (Calif.)Unified School District. Cragin is a technology and science teacher at Balboa Middle School in Ventura.

ENRICO G. De GUZMAN recently reported to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Camp Smith, Hawaii, and participated in Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens ’98. He is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps.

DAVID M. HAGTHROP MPA has been appointed national marketing director of American Service Board Displays Inc., a Colorado-based firm that provides informational directory display boards for inmates in county jail facilities. A retired commander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Hagthrop has served as the California representative for the company since 1992.

PAMELA BOURETTE SCHUUR, a partner at the law firm of Vandenberg, Newell, Curtis, Nelson & Schuur, was installed as the president of the Long Beach (Calif.) Bar Association. Schuur was a song girl at USC from 1978 to 1981.

SUE ANN SPENCER MBA, MPW ’87, wrote Wasted: A Triangle of Obsession and Murder (Pinnacle), which went on sale Dec. 1, 1998, and five days later was on the extended New York Times bestseller list. The book is a true story set in Texas about “a rich young lesbian, her beautiful girlfriend, and the killer who came between them.”

RICHARD R. BECK, a commander in the U.S. Navy, is completing a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans and the Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

DAVID W. DAUGHERTY MS, who is also a U.S. Navy commander, has retired after 23 years of service. He recently received his third Meritorious Service Medal while assigned to the Navy Center for Tactical Systems Interoperability in San Diego, Calif.

ROBERT ULRICH PharmD was recently interviewed on KPCC/National Public Radio about providing medical information on performance-enhancing substances and sports medicine. Ulrich is assistant professor, clinical pharmacy, in the USC School of Pharmacy.

CHRISTIAN HARDER has published his second book on geographic information systems. The new title, Serving Maps on the Internet, follows his first book, ArcView GIS Means Business. Both books are published by Environmental Systems Research Institute Press.

ARLYNE (IGNACIO) LYONS MBA received doctoral degrees in natural health and in naturopathy, both with honors, from the Clayton College of Natural Health. She is an author, lecturer and natural health advocate who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband, Tim, and their three children.

RAYMOND DAVID BURKHART MM, music director of the Techachapi (Calif.) Community Orchestra, conducted the orchestra in the world premiere performance of his new work, “Ceremoniale for Brass and Percussion.” The composition was commissioned by the orchestra. Burkhart also recently received his second Special Award from ASCAP.

ANDREW S. CHANG is a major in the U.S. Air Force and was recently assigned to the Space Based Infrared Systems program at Los Angeles Air Force Base located at El Segundo, Calif.

THOMAS JAMES McCLUSKEY has been named Eastern advertising director at Biography magazine, a property of A&E Television, in New York City.

JOHN P. SADLER was named to the Chairman’s Club of Ziff-Davis Inc., the world’s largest media and marketing company devoted to technology. The Chairman’s Club honors the top 40 of its more than 3,000 employees for outstanding achievement in sales and marketing for the previous year.

MARINA ZENOVICH spent two years making her first documentary, Independent’s Day, an amusing look at the Sundance Film Festival and the world of independent filmmaking. The documentary has been shown on the Sundance Channel, Showtime and Northwest Airline. It has been dubbed into eight languages. Zenovich’s next film — Who Is Bernard Tapie? — focuses on the French businessman-politician-convicted-criminal-turned-actor Bernard Tapie.

DAVID A. NEWLAND MS, a commander in the U.S. Navy, participated in Operation Desert Fox while assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126, embarked aboard the USS Enterprise, currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

GAIL POLEVOI ’86 has been promoted to editor of Emmy, the magazine of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She has been managing editor of the publication for almost 12 years.

TODD E. BURDICK left CBS/KNX10.70 Newsradio to start his own company. Burdick is president and co-founder of LA Vision magazine, a free monthly publication blending entertainment, politics, literature, commentaries and listings. The glossy magazine will be distributed throughout Southern California.

DENNIS D’ALESSIO, founder of Superior Business Network in Newport Beach, Calif., has seen the Internet yellow pages directory his firm publishes become the world’s largest such directory. A compendium of the nation’s roughly 6,700 printed phone books, the directory was originally conceived by D’Alessio as a graduate school project while he attended USC’s MBA program in 1990.

GRANT GRAESSLE has completed his MA in organizational management through the University of Phoenix.

THOMAS A. ANNESTRAND was promoted to operations manager of Halobutyl Manufacturing, a business unit of Exxon Chemical. The synthetic rubber manufacturing facilities are located in Baton Rouge, La.

GUY R. GRUPPIE has been named a partner at the Los Angeles-based Murchison & Cumming, one of the oldest law firms in Southern California. He is a former sports reporter at the Los Angeles Times and has worked as an associate at Murchison & Cumming since his graduation from law school in 1991. Gruppie will continue his practice in civil litigation, including products liability, business torts and defamation.

SOHAIL MASOOD PharmD is chairman, CEO and president of Crescent Healthcare Inc., a home infusion and home health business he began with his wife, Mona, in 1992. More than 400 employees are on the company’s payroll.

KIMBERLY L. VALENTINE was appointed a managing director in the advisory services practice of Deloitte & Touche’s West Region Corporate Finance Group. She was formerly president and founder of the Fairway Group, an independent, privately owned investment banking firm.

CHRISTY BYRNE YATES MS was appointed associate director of People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), one of the largest regional homeless agencies serving Los Angeles. Byrne Yates at one time worked in the Office of Residential and Greek Life at USC. She lives in Culver City with her husband, Brad, and 2-year-old son, MacGregor.

CATHERINE ANAYA recently left the Phoenix, Ariz.-based NBC affiliate KPNX, where she was a television news anchor, to join KCBS-TV in Los Angeles as a news reporter. She appears primarily on the weekday early morning show and serves as a fill-in anchor on various other KCBS newscasts.

STANLEY R. ESCALANTE JD ’96 was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of Nevada. He is also a member of the State Bar of California and practices primarily in the area of construction defect litigation with the firm of Wolfe & Wyman LLP in Long Beach.

LINDA JENNINGS MM is in her second year as director of the String Project at the University of Texas-Austin, in which graduate students give some 200 students — ages 4 through high school — weekly private lessons, theory classes and performance instruction in ensemble and string orchestras. Jennings is near completion of her DMA in cello and has performed at the International String Workshop in Europe the past four summers.

Navy Lt. GORDON A. SILLOWAY participated in Operation Desert Fox while assigned to the destroyer USS Fletcher, deployed in the Western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.

APRIL ANDERSON MSW ’96 is a psychiatric social worker at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., and the Twin Towers correctional facility in Los Angeles. • JOANNA LOWRY joined LMNO Productions — an independent producer of television series, specials and telefilms — as director of public relations and marketing. Previously, Lowry was a senior publicist at CBS Television Network.

JONATHAN G. MICLOT MS, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, completed a six-month deployment to Iwakuni, Japan, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

RICHARD A. SMYTH was promoted to vice president of research, fixed income securities, senior research analyst, at Franklin Templeton Group. He focuses on real estate development bonds and electric utility bonds. Smyth has worked at Franklin since his graduation and lives in Menlo Park, Calif., with his wife, Bonnie.

is in his fourth year of business as the owner/founder of the Grant Doctors, a Sacramento, Calif.-based grants consulting firm serving nonprofit organizations, healthcare providers and public entities. He also publishes a grants-related e-mail newsletter that is distributed internationally. All Trojans are invited to e-mail Farley at <dave@thegrantdoctors.com>.

RUSSELL MARTIN KLOSK has retired from Microsoft Corp. and accepted the position of director of human resources for recruitment and HRIS for the Gannett Corp., parent company of USA Today. The Arlington, Va., resident is listed in both the Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East 1999-2000 and Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 2000-2001.

ROB KOROTKY is AV manager for Real Education, a leading Internet online learning company. He lives in Lakewood, Colo., and recently directed his first feature film.

Marine Capt. SHANE D. NICKLAUS reported to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Camp Smith, Hawaii, and participated in Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens ’98, a two-week exercise with the Republic of Korea Defense Forces.

B.J. (DeMeo) Casey received an MBA from Columbia Business School last year. She now works at Time Inc. as an associate marketing manager for Entertainment Weekly magazine. Previously, she worked at Christie’s auction house.

MARK O. CORLEY is employed at the law firm of Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, where he lives with his wife, Beth Ann. He previously worked in the Palo Alto, Calif., law firm of Wilson, Goodrich & Rossini.

CHRIS TUSSING has been hired as account supervisor by BBDO Chicago, an advertising agency.

JEFFREY BERG MLA, head of the talent and literary agency ICM, has been elected to serve on the Pomona College board of trustees. He joined Creative Management Associates, one of ICM’s predecessors, in 1969. Berg and his wife, Denise, live in Pacific Palisades, Calif., with their two daughters.

JOSEPH KEON has written a new book, The Truth About Breast Cancer: A Seven Step Prevention Plan (Parissound Publishing). The plan is partially based on the research of Leslie Bernstein, professor of preventive medicine at USC’s School of Medicine.

LAUREN CABELL MA, formerly assistant sports editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times, where she is a sports news editor.

MICHAEL G. EPSTEIN has been appointed associate vice president of Retail Properties Group Inc., a La Jolla, Calif.-based real estate, construction and property management firm. Epstein serves on the board of directors of the Trojan Club of San Diego.

MAUREEN FURNISS PhD is the author of Art in Motion (Indiana University Press), an analysis of animation produced worldwide. She is assistant professor and head of the Film Studies Program at Chapman (Calif.) University and is the founding publisher and editor of Animation Journal.

Navy Lt. CHARLES E. OLSON reported for duty at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

TERRI R. PICKENS graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law, passed the Idaho bar examination and is working with the firm of Knowlton, Miles, Merica & Kovic, PLLC, in Lewiston, Idaho. Pickens, who handles mostly criminal defense matters, argued a prisoner civil-rights case last year in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, receiving a ruling in favor of her client.

TODD J. PIERCE, a lieutenant in the Navy, participated in Operation Desert Fox while assigned to Fighter Squadron 32, embarked aboard the USS Enterprise, currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf.

BRAD WILLSON, a broker with the commercial real estate investment firm of Marcus & Millichap in San Francisco since 1995, has been promoted to commercial loan officer with responsibility for offices in Oregon and Washington in addition to three offices in northern California. His e-mail address is bwillson@mmreibc.com.

AARON LEVINSON MPA has been named director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Valley Office, covering the San Fernando, Conejo, Simi, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. His position entails fighting hate crimes, anti-Semitic incidents, discrimination and prejudice, while promoting tolerance and understanding among diverse groups in the community, on campuses and in the workplace.

SEAN K. BUTLER, a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the ships of the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group.

LIV EISAMAN moved to the BCI group in Los Angeles, where she serves as a public relations account executive on the Universal, Intel and VISA accounts.

Navy Lt. j.g. WILMAR NATHAN B. GANGE was designated a naval aviator while serving with Helicopter Training Squadron 18, Naval Air Station Whiting Field, in Milton, Fla.

JAMES A. LEONE received his CPA license in California and is currently the audit senior at Morton & Associates Inc., in Palo Alto, Calif.

STEPHANIE J. PEEL began studies at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.

NICOLE WILLIAMS is the chief justice of the Moot Court Honors Board in the USC Law School and has won numerous competitions and honors, including being the first student to argue a case before a California Court of Appeal.

JANE M. CHONG PharmD is a research fellow doing clinical research in oncology at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. The two-year fellowship is co-sponsored by Rutgers University. Chong’s responsibilities include designing and implementing clinical trials.


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