39
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.


40
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.


43
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.


46
JIM HARDY has been appointed business development officer of La Jolla Bank in its Indian Wells office. A former football player, he caught three touchdown passes for USC in the 1944 Rose Bowl game and later played professionally for the then-Los Angeles Rams, the then-Chicago Cardinals and the Detroit Lions.


48
CLIFF KELLEY is CEO of John Stark Printing Co. in St. Louis, Mo. He recently an-nounced a major expansion by the company in the packaging industry. Stark, a specialist in point of sale material, will now produce an entire line of packaging products.


52
RUDOLPH BLANCO DAVILA MEd ’59 received the Medal of Honor for his heroism during World War II. He saved as many as 130 American soldiers who were about to walk into a German ambush in wartime Italy by quickly assembling a machine gun, firing 750 rounds and lobbing hand grenades at the enemy. In ceremonies in the White House last June, a blue ribbon holding the medal was draped around his neck by President Clinton.

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.”


56
CAMMIE KING CONLON, who played “Bonnie Blue Butler” in the 1939 film classic Gone With the Wind, served as grand marshal of the Paul Bunyan Parade in Fort Bragg, Calif. One of the film’s 10 or so living cast members, Conlon played the daughter of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh when she was five years old. Claiming she “peaked at five,” she retired from motion pictures to later pursue a career in public relations.


57
RONALD BERG MBA,’59 is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 2000-2001 as a banker and business educator. He retired form Union Bank of California and is now teaching business, finance and marketing at two colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District.

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.


58
JOSEPH P. ZERONIAN MA ’65, EdD ’71, accepted an appointment as the chief financial officer of the L.A. Unified School District. He leaves U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and municipal investment banking after 15 years. Prior to his career in banking, Zeronian worked in the Pasadena and La Cañada school districts.


60
PAUL L. WHITE is president of American Rotational Molding in Anaheim, Calif. He has received his sixth international award for technical excellence in rotational molding of plastics.


61
JAMES DAVID FARMER retired after more than 35 years in journalism, working for the Associated Press, the San Diego Union, CBS News, Cable News Network and Fox News Channel. During his career, he won Emmy, Golden Mike and CableAce awards; and he also received the USC Distinguished Journalism Alumni Award in 1994 while serving as Los Angeles bureau chief for CNN. Farmer now lives in Oxnard, Calif., with his wife of 40 years, the former Hinda Schorr, who also attended the USC School of Journalism but graduated from Cal State Los Angeles. Farmer’s e-mail address is <dfarmerla@aol.com>.


62
ALBERT A. DORMAN MS received the first award for Outstanding Lifetime Achieve-ment in Leadership from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is founding chairman of Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology Corp., a global group of architecture/engineering firms.


63
SPENCER JOHNSON was the keynote speaker at the convention of the National Association of Broadcasters. He is a physician and the author of Who Moved My Cheese (Putnam), which has been on numerous best seller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. The book is a “parable that reveals truths which alter the way people adapt to change.” It is touted as a guide and training tool for America’s top corporations and organizations.

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).


65
HIRSCH HANDMAKER MD completed a series of invited lectures at symposia conducted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and in Capri, Italy. He presented on a newly approved diagnostic imaging agent for the noninvasive confirmation of lung cancer. Handmaker is founder and president of Healthcare Technology Group in Phoenix, Ariz.


66
COURTLAND C. WARNER was awarded a Master of Arts degree in communications disorders-audiology at Cal State Los Angeles. He is owner of a private practice, Bunker Hearing Aid Center, in Burbank, Calif., and is board certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Warner happens to have a hearing loss but has been the successful wearer of hearing aids since the age of three.


68
RONALD BLACK has been elected chairman of the board of the Building and Fire Board of Appeals for the City of Glendale, Calif. He was appointed to the board by the mayor and city council of Glendale in 1998. Black is the principal inspector responsible for the Los Angeles Depart-ment of Building and Safety’s Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program.

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 Tennessee’s 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 CBS’s “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.


69
RICHARD E. POSEY, president and CEO of Hamilton Beach/Procter-Silex Inc., was elected to the board of directors of the National Housewares Manufacturers Association. He and his wife, Ann, have two daughters and live in Richmond. Va.

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.


70
IAN THOMPSON was given the American Cancer Society’s Lane W. Adams Excel-lence in Caring Award for “exemplary compassion and deep regard for human values.” He is a radiation oncologist at the Community Cancer Center in Bellingham, Wash.


71
JOHN JACKSON MS joined the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., as an Albert Einstein Fellow in the division of graduate education. He is working with the graduate teaching fellows in a K-12 education program and is advising and evaluating the effectiveness of the program.


72
DENNIS COHEN MA is the author of a children’s book, The Big Book of Space Discovery, one of a series of large-format books sold in JC Penneys stores throughout the U. S. and Asia.

WILLIAM A. HOLLAND MPA ’74, MS ’82, was named vice president–workforce 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 college’s track and field Alumni Hall of Fame team.


73
JANA WARING GREER received the Outstanding Friend Award by the alumni association of the Southwestern University School of Law. She is president of Sun-America Retirement Markets Inc., a financial services company specializing in retirement savings products. Greer is a member of Southwestern’s board of trustees.

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.


74
MICHAEL R. STEFAN MD ’78 was honored by Town and Country Magazine as one of the best doctors in the United States. He currently has a solo private practice in Los Angeles.

DAVID TILLMAN MD was appointed president/CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a service organization promoting the well-being of California’s entertainment community. He is currently CEO of The Industry Advantage Health System of MPTF.


75
PETER APRATO PharmD was appointed president of St. Francis Medical Center. He was formerly administrator and chief operating officer for Robert F. Kennedy Medical Cen-ter and St. Francis.

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.


76
BARBARA “BJ” GALLAGHER HATELEY published a new business book, Pigeonholed in the Land of Penguins (Amacom), co-authored with USC professor emeritus Warren H. Schmidt. The book is a sequel to their best-selling book, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler, 1997), which is currently published in 12 languages worldwide and has sold more than 120,000 copies. Hateley is the president of her own training and consulting company, Peacock Productions, and lives in Los Angeles.

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.


77
PAUL D. ADAMS, a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, recently assumed duties as the Commanding Officer, Combat Service Support Group-3 at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This 800-Marine unit provides logistical support to Marine ground and aviation units throughout the Pacific area of operations. Adams is a class of 2000 graduate of the U.S. Army War College and also recently completed a Master of Science degree in aviation safety from Central Missouri State University.

next page


 

Alumni by Year


Marriages

Births

Deaths


Alumni Profiles

Dora De Larios '57

Noreen Green '91

Raj Kamal Jha ’90


Features -- Admissions - Film Scoring - Summer Seminars - AIDS
Departments --Mailbag - On Stage - What's New - In Support - Alumni News - The Last Word

Home