Thomas Callister, associate professor of education at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., was presented with the Robert Y. Fluno Award for Excellence in Teaching in the social services at Whitmans commencement ceremonies last spring. He has served as chair of the colleges education department since joining the faculty in 1994 and is an expert in the area of education of technology. Callisters many publications include the book Watch IT: The Risky Promises and Promising Risks of New Information Technology for Education (2000, Westview Press).
Stephen Randall, wrote The Other Side of Mulholland (St. Martins Press), a debut novel that explores Los Angeles duality through the lives of identical twin brothers Perry and Tim Newman. Randall is the executive editor of Playboy magazine. He lives with his wife and child in Los Angeles.
W. Roy Van Orman MPA, received the Rodney Brady Master Teacher of the Year Award from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Money from the award has been donated to gerontology scholarships. He serves as the advisor for both the WSU Gerontology and Hockey Clubs. The Gerontology Club recently provided 100-plus hours of community service to senior centers. Van Orman was a NICHD fellow at the USC Andrus Gerontology Center from 1969 to 1972.
Colonel Douglas A. Dovey MSIPA 75 has retired after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years. He departs from NATOs SHAPE Headquarters in Belgium, where he served as the U.S. Military Representative. With 16 years of flight experience as a fighter pilot, Dovey will be employed by the aviation sector at Newport News, Va. Among his 15 decorations, he received the Legion of Merit and Defense Superior Service Medals for exceptional and honorable service.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of This is the Place, a novel about Mormon society, published by AmErica House. The work recently won first place for mainstream books in The Reviewers Choice Award. Howard-Johnson is also a journalist. She lives in Glendale, Calif.
Jim McConica MBA 75 was named Masters Swimmer of the Year by Swim magazine. McConica, who has six NCAA gold medals from his days as a swimmer at USC, recently set five masters world records. He has also swum both the English and Catalina Channels. He is president of McConica Motors, an auto dealership in Ventura, Calif. Both of his daughters currently attend USC. Jennifer has completed her second year of medical school; Jill is a senior majoring in education.
Richard T. Weiss, who recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as a portfolio manager at Strong Capital Management Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., has been promoted to vice chairman of the firm. He was named one of the premier money managers of the last decade by Money magazine.
Ronald R. Arias MPA, director of the Department of Health and Human Services for the City of Long Beach, Calif., has been named by Governor Gray Davis to serve on the states Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee. Arias has also served as manager for the Bureau of Public Health for Long Beach and for the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County from 1978 to 1990.
Daniel J. Niemiec MBA 76 has been named director of sales and marketing for C. Hoelze & Associates of Irvine, Calif., a marketer of new and refurbished computer printers and scanners and high-quality spares. Niemiec was previously sales director for Associated Spring.
William B. Effler and his family have moved from California to Tennessee, where he is assistant professor of pastoral studies at Lee University in Cleveland. For the past 20 years Effler has served as pastor for the Presbyterian Church. He uses a book he authored, Turning the Church Inside Out (World Wide Publications), as a text in his classes. Effler comes from a Trojan family: mother Dorothy Benson Effler graduated from the Rossier School of Education in 1948; father Robert Effler graduated in 1950 with a BS and in 1952 with an MS in education, followed by a doctorate in 1971; brother Robert Effler also graduated with a BA in 1974 and an MA in 1975 from the Rossier School.
Alan H. Friedenthal MA 80, an attorney in Sherman Oaks, Calif., has steadily donated books and videotapes about lawyers to his alma mater, Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. Nearly every book in Southwesterns law library bears his name on the donor plate. Friedenthal has also donated every film in the collection that has become available on videotape since 1996.
Morrill E. Marston MS, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was inducted into the Defense Attache System Hall of Fame by the Defense Intelligence Agency. The agency cited Marston for making exceptional contributions in four distinct areas of the world: for his service as Defense Attache to the Philippines from 1992 to 1994; to France from 1995 to 1997; to Serbia from 1995 to 1996; and to Algeria from 1997 to 1999.
Daniel J. Siegel has written The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience (The Guilford Press), which presents an integrative new framework for understanding the interface of the brain and the social environment. Siegel is currently medical director of the Infant and Preschool Service at UCLA and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also director of interdisciplinary studies at the Childrens Mental Health Alliance Foundation in New York.
Kathy Dodds Tyner MS is the dean of math, science and engineering at Southwestern College. Her career at the college began 11 years ago when she was hired as a biology and chemistry professor. Tyner is also a student herself she is currently in the process of obtaining a PhD in education in the joint doctoral program offered through San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate School.
Jeff Woolf has joined New York-based real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield of California as executive director. He previously served as president of the Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks offices of Lee & Associates. Woolf has been involved in commercial real estate since 1978.
Steven Barth MBA 91 has been named vice president, classified advertising, of the Los Angeles Times. The promotion is in addition to his current responsibilities as general manager of Los Angeles Times Interactive.
Joseph Brann MPA, a nationally recognized expert on community-oriented policing and veteran police officer, was appointed by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to review the major reforms to be undertaken by the Riverside Police Department over the next five years. Brann was the chief of police for the City of Hayward, Calif., and served 21 years as a police officer and captain in the City of Santa Ana Police Department.
Mickael Korvin lives in France and recently had his fifth novel, How to Make a Killing on the Internet, published by Pegasus Publishers Vanguard Press. It is his first novel written in English. In it, a writer seeks a female collaborator for a novel in an AOL chatroom, but she has murder in mind instead. She calls it hyper-aggressive realism!
Karl J. Moore MBA is co-author, with David Lewis, of Foundations of Corporate Empire: Is History Repeating Itself? (Prentice Hall), which argues that a historical perspective provides important clues about the future of globalization. Moore is a professor in strategic management at McGill University and an associate fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University.
David A. Kossak, CEP, was awarded a Quality of Life Grant by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation for outstanding community service. Kossak, of David A. Kossak Insurance in Jacksonville, Fla., accepted the $2,500 grant on behalf of Eden Foundation of Florida, a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with autism, for which he actively volunteers.
Marcus Allen was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. He was the 1981 Heisman Trophy winner at USC and subsequently went on to have a 16-year career in the NFL playing for the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. When he retired in 1997, Allen held the league record in rushing touchdowns at 123 and currently holds the record for most receptions by a running back with 587.
Mark T. Houska has been named news director of the Southern California Sports Report, which airs on Fox Sports Net 2. The program is the only half-hour local sports news show completely dedicated to covering the regions home team sports. He comes to the show as a 10-year Fox Sports Net veteran who has experience in both the sports and news business.
Jan C. Perry MPA was sworn in as the first new Los Angeles City Council member for the 9th District in a decade. She replaced Rita Walters, who was evicted by term limits.
Paul G. Barrow has been named manager of the electronic infrastructure for the Proposal Operations Center at TRWs Space & Electronics Group. Presently he is working a reduced schedule at TRW to accommodate family needs. He is a volunteer aide at the Julia Ann Singer Center, a school for special education children. Additionally, he has been named to the board for the South Bay Childrens Health Center. Barrow is a member of the Autism Society of America and of the USC Associates. He resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif., with his wife, Tracy, and their children, Christopher and Timothy. Classmates and friends can e-mail him at <pbarrow @yahoo.com>.
Deborah Grace celebrated her 15th anniversary with the National Park Service. She has worked as a National Park Ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (California), Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts), Great Basin National Park (Nevada), Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Maryland), Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.) and is currently at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (California).
Laura Allman Schenasi joined the Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Health Care Foundation as executive vice president of fund development. The foundation develops and increases funding sources for Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She was most recently director of major gifts with the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Sally (Palmer) Arnold has been named executive vice president of ASA Solutions, Inc. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., ASA provides systems integration, technical consulting services and staffing for companies worldwide. She can be reached at (480) 922-9532 or <sallyann@asasolutions. com>.
Mark A. Dalla Valle MS joined Wildman Harrold law firm in Chicago, Ill. A patent attorney, he practices in its intellectual property area.
Pamela E. Fagan MBA 96 has been appointed financial consultant/asset manager for Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney in Beverly Hills, Calif. The firm is one of the worlds largest financial institutions servicing corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. Fagan currently resides in Marina Del Rey.
Lawrence L Risley accepted a full-time position as a special education teacher at Thomas Alva Edison Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is pursuing a special education teaching credential and an MBA degree at California State University, Los Angeles.
Stephanie (Strauss) Annan is the controller of Accu-color, a Mail-Well company in St. Louis, Mo., as well as the regional controller for the Prepress Division of the Mail-Well Commercial Print Group.
James Sitterly DMA teaches music appreciation at Harbor College in Los Angeles. He is also the conductor/violin soloist for John Tesh. Sitterly can be heard playing solo violin in The Effects of Magic, playing on the Showtime Channel throughout 2001 and 2002. He orchestrated and conducted the score to the film in addition to playing all the violin solos.
James P. Boyd DDS created the NTI-tss neuromuscular suppression device, which has been approved by the U.S. FDA for the prevention of medically diagnosed migraine pain. Boyd developed the protocol for the treatment method and has been granted four U.S. patents. The NTI-tss specifically reduces the high intensity muscle contraction activity of the muscles of the head and neck during sleep. In clinical trials, 82 percent of migraine sufferers had a greater than 77 percent average reduction in migraines within eight weeks, and continued to improve. More information about the device can be found at (www.nti-tss.com). Boyds father, Bob Boyd, coached the USC mens varsity basketball team from 1968 to 1983.
Bruce R. Christen MD is a Commander in the U.S. Navy. He recently reported for duty with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine, Marine Corp Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lynne E. Richardson has become a partner of Ford & Harrision, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers. She has represented employers in all types of employment litigation.
Michael J. Smith has joined Chapman & Associates as a principal and vice president. Located in Pasadena, Calif., Chapman & Associates is the nations largest insurance brokerage firm specializing in serving the social service industry.
Gary Davidson JD has joined the Miami, Fla., office of Fowler Rodriguez as a partner. He will continue to practice in the areas of maritime, international and commercial litigation. Davidson will remain on the law faculty at Nova Southeastern, where he teaches in travel law and international litigation as an adjunct professor. His articles on various legal aspects of the travel industry have appeared both in the United States and Europe, and he has spoken frequently before industry trade groups.
Ernest Vallejo MA 87 has been made a partner at the professional services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP in its Pacific Southwest region. He specializes in the area of assurance and advisory services.
Tim Doyle Phas signed a two-year deal with NBC Studios to develop half-hour comedy shows. He is co-creator of the ABC comedy series Bob Patterson, starring Jason Alexander, as well as being co-executive producer of the new Fox mid-season series Andy Richter Controls the Universe.
Bobby Archuleta Popened his own Farmers Insurance Agency at 2601 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831, (714) 441-1920.
Betsey Fuller Hayes has accepted the position as dean of admissions at Dominican University of California. She and her family have relocated from Texas to Novato, Calif.
Lucy Lee MA is back on Trojan turf as a professor in the Business Communication Department of the USC Marshall School of Business. She received her doctorate from UCLA in 1999, her dissertation focusing on student political cynicism, a phenomenon she continues to study and write about. In addition to teaching, Lee is also working on editing a book by her late father, playwright Robert E. Lee. Entitled Writing Without Rules, the book is both a nuts-and-bolts handbook for professional writers and a mini-history of her fathers long and successful career as a writer for radio, theater, films and television.
Kimberly Valentine Pwas admitted to partnership of Deloitte & Touche LLP professional services firm. Working in its Pacific Southwest region, she specializes in national corporate finance.
Margot R. Jenson has joined the fund-raising efforts at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, Calif., as the director of annual fund and alumni relations. Founded in 1907, Polytechnic School became the first private, nonprofit elementary school in California.
Kris Kaufmann was admitted to partnership at Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nations leading professional service firms. He specializes in assurance and advisory services in the firms Pacific Southwest region.
David Bach wrote Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner (Broadway Books). A senior vice president of a New York brokerage firm, Bach is a partner of The Bach Group, which manages more than a half-billion dollars of individual investors money. He is also the author of the national best seller Smart Women Finish Rich. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Michelle.
Adam Calisoff JD 94 became partner at the Chicago-based law firm of Wildman Harrold, where he concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, franchising and general corporate counseling. At USC Law School he was managing editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal.
Garth Twa has written his first book, a collection of short stories called Durable Beauty, published by Epiphany Press. A film he wrote and directed, Birds Die, won the award for Best Comedy Short at the Fargo Film Festival.
Rachel McCloskey Phas accepted the position of senior analyst at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif.
Joyce C. Salas PharmD has been named director of clinical consulting services for Prescription Solutions, a pharmacy benefits management company based in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Michael Sidney Timpson has been appointed assistant professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he will head the music theory program and start curriculums in music composition and music technology. Timpson is also a composer who recently won second place in the NACUSA composition competition, honorable mention in the NFMC Beyer composition competition, and was a finalist in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation composition awards. His music will be featured on three different CD releases in the coming year.
Jay D. Wylie, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, concluded a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold, home ported in San Diego.
Millicent C. Borges MPW has recently had her poetry appear in numerous periodicals, including Blue Mesa Review, Karamu, Paris/ Atlantic Review, Sycamore Review and Interim. Her poem, Leading me towards Desperation, is included in the upcoming anthology from Partisan Press, ClockPunchers: Poems About the American Workplace.
Hratch J. Karakachian MBT 94 completed his first year as a manager in the federal business tax services group at Arthur Andersen LLP in Los Angeles. He has been appointed to a regional tax corporate recovery services team to assist companies going through financial challenges.
Kandi Johnston MM sang The Star-Spangled Banner at Santa Clarita, Calif.s The Power of One Fourth of July fireworks program. Her debut country CD, Chance or Change, was also released last summer on her private label, Friday at Five Records. The label is named for the time she is able to work on music while working full time as a sales manager for an insurance company and as a voice and piano teacher in Santa Clarita. For more information on Johnstons CD and upcoming events, visit her Web site at (www.kandijohnston. com). NAME Paragraph, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Paragraph, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Paragraph, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Eun-Sun Lee DMA Violinist performed with pianist Fabio Parrini a Mothers Tribute Concert last Mothers Day at First Baptist Church in Chester, S.C., an event sponsored by the Arts Council of Chester County. Lees solo and chamber music recitals include performances in New York City for the Beethoven Society, the Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She lives in Spartanburg, S.C., with her husband and infant son.
Scott Ozaki DDS, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, completed a certificate in the specialty of periodontics. Ozaki finished his three-year residency at the Naval PostGraduate Dental School, National Dental Center, Bethesda, Md. He has reported to Naval Dental Center Gulf Coast, Pensacola, Fla., and assumed the titles of Command Specialty Advisor for Periodontics and Periodontics Department Head.
Keith Calmes DMA has released a set of transcriptions of guitar music entitled The Eight Masterpieces of Alonso Mudarra (Mel Bay Publications). The music is a set of eight extensive multi-movement works written by the 16th-century composer, originally for the vihuela. The work is a direct extension of Calmas doctoral work at USC involving guitar music of the 16th century.
Joseph A. Cascio and Nomar R. Oytas, both lieutenants in the U.S. Navy, have returned from a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, including detachments to Diego Garcia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, while assigned to Patrol Squadron 47.
Tammy Saetia CPA was promoted from supervisor to senior supervisor at the accounting and strategic business consulting firm of RBZ, LLP, in Los Angeles. She performs attestation service from compliance to audit, tax preparation and operation consultation.
Peter Boyer is a composer who has had a CD of his music recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and distributed by Koch International Classics. Among his six works on the recording is his most successful to date, Titanic, a tone poem inspired by the fateful ocean liner. Boyer has won multiple national composition competitions and received numerous commissions for and performances of his music by orchestras around the United States.
Sean K. Conley MBA 00 has been named senior vice president of commercial real estate at First Federal Bank of California based in Santa Monica. His responsibilities include operational management of all commercial real estate lending activities, marketing and relationship management for the bank. Conley joins First Federal Bank from Bank of America, where he was vice president of the Los Angeles Real Estate Banking Group. Conley lives in Pasadena with his wife, Christina 94, and daughter, Claire.
Seth Forman MFA is in his fourth and final year at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He recently landed a $12,000 grant to create a community education program that will raise public awareness of melanoma, a potentially life-threatening skin cancer. Last spring, Forman was named the recipient of the medical schools Susan Mellette Fund scholarship, an annual award that goes to a student with an interest in cancer research and prevention.
Creighton Grenoble was named senior vice president of development and systems at Oberthur Card Systems of America. He will manage the development of the companys next generation e-business infrastructure, smart card software engineering and data-processing services such as Internet-based card management and e-fulfillment.
Timothy H. Lee JD has been named an associate of Ford & Harrison, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers. His practice is focused on general labor and employment litigation.
John Worden was promoted to national sales manager for KSAZ-Fox TV in Phoenix, Ariz.
Angela Link received a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a management analyst for the Austin Municipal Court for the last three years.
Nathan Lynch is an artist and college professor in Oakland, Calif. Last spring, the performance sculptor wearing his signature orange helmet pulled a two-foot pine wheel around Capital Hill and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Lynch has walked his wheel throughout the United States during the last year in both large urban landscapes and small country towns, eliciting interactions with people and chronicling the encounters.
David B. Sholkoff MBA was admitted to partnership of Deloitte & Touche LLP professional services firm. Working in the firms Pacific Southwest region, he specializes in human capital advisory services.
Ryan C. Leong joined the Department of State shortly after graduation from USC and recently completed his first tour as a foreign service officer at U.S. Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In August 2002, he will report to his next two-year assignment at U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile, where he will serve in the consular and political sections.
Pianists Nadia Shpachenko and Sheryl Magdalene Lee and cellists Matthew Johnson and Danielle Cho were all praised in a review of their performances a the Sarasota (Fla.) Music Festival that appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Shpachenko and Johnson teamed with violinist Tobias Steyman to perform Beethovens Piano Trio in D (Op. 70, No. 1). Lee and Cho were part of a fivesome that performed Dvo&Mac255;ráks Piano Quartet in A (Op. 81).
Tamara Stoffels has joined the staff of Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, where she works as a student services assistant in the Office of Student Affairs. Her responsibilities include coordinating orientation activities and working with the Student Bar Association as well as other student groups. At USC, she was a four-year member of the Trojan Marching Band, playing the clarinet, and was an active member of the Lutheran Campus Ministry.