JOHN B. WILSON DDS had the 1998 California Dental Association Anaheim Scientific Session dedicated in his honor for his many contributions to the profession of dentistry.
JULIAN MYERS of Julian Myers Public Relations in Century City, Calif., continues to moderate a UCLA Extension course entitled Entertainment Public Relations, which he started 21 years ago. Myers also helped originate the USC Cinema and Television Society.
HERBERT E. FARMER MA 55 began his 60th year this fall at USC, where he is professor and associate dean emeritus of the School of Cinema-Television. He has an office in the basement of Norris Theater, still comes to work five days a week and at 78 years young is in the process of archiving USCs valuable collection of historic old movie equipment and films.
CLARICE T. CAMPBELL is the recipient of the 1998 Mississippi Authors Award for non-fiction from the Mississippi Library Association. Her second book, Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South, was published by University Press of Mississippi and reviewed Oct. 26, 1997, by the New York Times Book Review.
DAVID MOORHEAD drives a pedicab through the busy streets of New York City and offers a free ride to all Trojans who visit the Big Apple.
MICHAEL HULME has assumed the position of vice president/project manager for Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif. He is a veteran real estate and finance administrator.
KRIS SHAH MS 65 has been named 1998 California Small Business Person of the Year for the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is the founder of Litronic Industries Inc., a technology development firm in Irvine, Calif.
FINIS E. SCHNEIDER MA received the 1998 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. The award was given in recognition of Schneiders contributions to broadcast education during his 24-year tenure at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., where he taught a wide range of media courses and served as chairman of the department of mass media arts.
MYRNA (KRAHN) ELLIOTT received her PhD in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on depth psychology, from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif. She will continue with her career counseling and management consulting practice in Claremont, specializing in executive coaching.
RAYMOND M. SCURFIELD MSW, DSW 79, accepted a tenure-track faculty appointment as assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern MississippiGulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, Miss. Scurfield has had a 24-year mental health career with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
ROBERT LASHIER has retired from 28 years of public service with the City of Los Angeles, the last 21 years with the Department of Recreation and Parks in both facility design and construction project management.
ANGI MA WONG wrote The Baby Boomers 4-Minute Bible: Enduring Values to Live By, published by Pacific Heritage Books. Wong is a businesswoman and a member of USA Todays Baby Boomer Panel.
RAM C. MUKHERJI MS, MS 74, has accepted a position as the director, power quality solution, with the international energy company, ENRON. He is responsible for building a national organization dealing with solutions to electric power problems. Mukherji also serves as associate professor in the USC School of Engineering.
ANNE MIDDLETON joined UC San Diegos Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies as director of communications. She is active in a number of associations, including the San Diego Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America, and serves on the board of directors of Santa Clara Universitys Alumni Association.
MARY S. PARDO MS has written Mexican American Women Activists: Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities, published by Temple University Press. The book tells the stories of Mexican American women from two Los Angeles neighborhoods and how they transformed the everyday problems they confronted into political concerns. Pardo is professor of Chicano studies at California State University, Northridge.
VARNETTE HONEYWOOD MS is one of the artists featured in the book Resistance, Dignity, and Pride: African American Art in Los Angeles by Paul Von Blum, a faculty member in both African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. Assessing Honeywood as one of the finest younger visual artists in Los Angeles, Von Blum writes, A highly versatile artist currently in mid-career, she has produced scores of vibrant and colorful artworks [paintings, collages and prints] that reveal the exuberance and creativity of black life. Von Blums book is published by the UCLA Center for African American Studies.
MARVA SMITH BATTLE-BEY MPA, MPLNG 75, was chosen as one of 122 women leaders from across the country to explore the session theme, Taking Charge of Change: Is Our Political Leadership Learning From and Leading Through Change?, sponsored by Leadership America, a national, not-for-profit organization that connects accomplished and diverse women to increase their individual and collective impact globally. Battle-Bey is executive director of the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation.
ESTHER HOVEY EdD is the editor of a four-volume edition of all the songs of Robert Burns, as researched and arranged by her late husband, Serge Hovey. The first volume of the Robert Burns Song Book was published by Mel Bay Publications. Hovey has been a professor of early childhood education at California State University, Long Beach, since 1973.
STEVE GROSSMAN MFA is heading up the Boston office of Richard P. McDonough, literary agent, where he represents screenwriters and authors.
NICOLE MOREL PhD received a $5,000 grant through The Committee of 200 (C200) Foundations 1998 National Scholarship Program to attend Simmons College (Boston, Mass.) Graduate School of Management. C200 is a preeminent international businesswomens organization. Morel has spent the last 20 years as a researcher and teacher at Tufts, Boston and Princeton universities.
STEPHEN H. STAPLETON MS was promoted to managing director, executive special services, reporting directly to both the president/CEO and the executive vice president/COO of Federal Express in its Memphis, Tenn., world headquarters. Stapleton celebrated his 20th year with Federal Express in March.
RICHARD A. PALMER MBA 79 has been appointed vice president and controller of the Automobile Club of Southern California. A certified public account, he will be responsible for directing all accounting, finance and cash management functions of the club.
RALPH WINGE DDS recently presented the 10th Annual International Super Smile Award to veteran KCAL (Los Angeles) News anchor Jerry Dunphy. Winge is founder and chairman of International Dental Association.
CLARA GERMANI, after two years as chief of the Baltimore Suns Moscow bureau, has returned to the U.S. as the opinion page editor of the Christian Science Monitor.
MARK A. HOPKINS MS has been named to manage The Aerospace Corporations support to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico.
PATRICK McKEAN was a 1998 nominee for the Community College Teacher of the Year Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. McKean, a journalism professor and student newspaper adviser at Long Beach (Calif.) City College, also has just completed a two-year term as president of the Journalists Association of Community Colleges.
JOYCE C. NILAND MS, PhD 84, who is chair of the division of information sciences at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She was recognized for her contributions to biomedical information, for leadership in biostatistics and for service to the profession.
Swim with Mike, the annual swim-a-thon in honor of MIKE NYEHOLT which raises funds for the USC Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund, received the Daily Points of Light Award from the Points of Light Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting volunteerism. The Swim with Mike event began in 1981 to raise funds for Nyeholt, a three-time All-American swimmer at USC, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a motorcycle accident. Since then the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund has provided support so that former high school or college athletes who have suffered a substantially limiting illness or injury can attend college.
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