ROBERT SELLERS and his wife, Carol Osterlund, wrote Arrival Time A Journal of Love (Fithian Press), an account of their relationship and proof that romantic love is alive and well in the 21st century. They were both widowers, ages 59 and 70 respectively, when they met 12 years ago. Their courtship through letters, poems and phone calls is documented in their book.
HERBERT G. KLEIN, editor in chief of the Copley Newspapers, was presented with the San Diego 2000 award by the San Diego Rotary Club. Former California Governor Pete Wilson made the presentation. Klein, a USC Life Trustee, was honored for his contributions to the community.
ROSCOE BIGLER MD, after practicing medicine in Los Angeles for 55 years, is retired and lives in St. George, Utah. At age 85, his hobbies include fishing, painting, opal jewelry and raising orchids.
CHARLES H. SWIFT received the Seniors of Distinction Award, presented by Plymouth Village, a retirement community in Redlands, Calif., for service to the community at large and to seniors. He is currently active in the United Way of the East Valley.
VICK KNIGHT EdD has been elected to the Riverside County Educational Hall of Fame in recognition of his 48 years of service to the youth of California. He has served as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and school board member in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. Knight is also a former college dean, the author of 26 books and an amateur archeologist.
RODERICK T. RYAN MA 56, PhD 66, is a consultant in movie technology and recently received an Oscar statuette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for technological contributions [that] have brought credit to the industry.
JOSEPH R. CERRELL, president of the National Italian American Foundation, spoke at the opening session of the Italian Australian Institute Conference in Mel-bourne last May.
CARL R. TERZIAN has been elected a foundation director of the National Institute of Transplantation, a leader in organ transplantation, laboratory and patient research. He heads Carl Terzian Associates, a public relations firm in Los Angeles.
SCOTT MANATT MS 68 has been elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics and serves on its life sciences section. He lives in Granada Hills, Calif.
MICHAEL YESSIS PhD had his 11th book published, Explosive Golf (Masters Press), a biomechanical and kinesiological analysis of the golf swing and introduction to the concept of specificity of exercise for learning and improving the swing. His website can be found at (www.dryessis.com).
JOSEPH GOLD directed Schloss Matzen, a music festival held in a castle in Tyrol, Austria. He is engaged to lead a concert tour that will include performances in France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.
R.J. HAYES was appointed general manager of Tennessees Regional Hands-On Science Center located in Tullahoma.
JOHN P. SCHUELLER serves as director of quality assurance for thesurfcompany.com, an Internet e-tailer of surfboards, clothing and gear. The company was recently launched by Schueller and his son, John Jr., and is headquartered in Redondo Beach, Calif.
RONALD M. SUPANCIC JD conducted a workshop with the California State Section Education Institute on interdisciplinary divorce mediation, which focused on a new model for high-conflict couples. Supancic is a Certified Family Law Specialist.
DAVID TROUTMAN MPA 74 is training manager in the western United States for Michelin North America. Having graduated from the NROTC program, he retired from the Naval Reserve in 1995 and now resides in San Jose, Calif.
ANGI MA WONG, an award-winning South Bay author, appeared on CBSs Woman to Woman with reporter Kelly Lange. Wong, returning from a 13-city book tour to promote her newest releases, Feng Shui Dos and Taboos, Feng Shui Desk for Success Tool Kit and Feng Shui Garden Design Kit, was interviewed in her home to explain the Chinese environmental system of placement.
JEFF SMULYAN JD 72 received the National Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for his success as chairman and CEO of Emmis Communications in Indianapolis, Ind. He founded the company in 1981 and it went public in 1985.
WILLIAM A. HOLLAND MPA 74, MS 82, was named vice presidentworkforce planning and analysis for Hilton Hotels Corp., responsible for affirmative action compliance. Holland comes to Hilton with more than 20 years of human resources management experience.
LARRY KAPLAN MA 78 is the director of the Los Angeles office of the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservancy dedicated to preserving open space and historic resources. He formerly worked in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California.
RICK MUTH was inducted into the Santa Ana College (SAC) Alumni Hall of Fame. He is partner and president of ORCO Block Company, based in Orange and four other Southern California communities. Muth is also a partner in Muth Development and past chairman and co-founder of USA Owned/USA Made Inc. A former distance runner who earned national honors while at SAC, he provides partial scholarships each year for members of the colleges track and field Alumni Hall of Fame team.
JOHN SCHULTHEISS PhD is the acting chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Cal State Northridge, where he has been a professor since 1974.
DAVID TILLMAN MD was appointed president/CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a service organization promoting the well-being of Californias entertainment community. He is currently CEO of The Industry Advantage Health System of MPTF.
BRUCE KUHSE MS 84, a retired commander in the U.S. Navy, received his JD, summa cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law. He is an associate attorney with Katz, Kutter, Haigler, Alderman, Bryant & Yon in Talla-hassee, Fla., specializing in civil litigation, environmental and land use law.
JOHN SETTLE MPA resigned from the federal government and formed his own business, SETTLEment Associates, LLC of Arlington, Va., which provides mediation, facilitation and training related to EEO disputes and other work place conflict. He has held several legal management positions in EPA, HHS and elsewhere, and received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
TRUDE A. TSUJIMOTO has been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of The American Society of Corporate Secretaries. She is secretary and general counsel of the New-hall Land and Farming Co. in Valencia.
ROBERT M.A. WILSON MPA has written his fourth book, Drenched in Blood, Rigid in Death: the True Story of the Wickenburg Massacre (RaMA Press), which chronicles the events surrounding a rare Indian attack on a stagecoach in the Arizona Territory on Nov. 5, 1871. He lives in Las Vegas, Nev.
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