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Why I Went to My College Reunion


Alumni Trip to Tuscany

CUA Service With a Smile!

Carols and Cocktails!
Second Annual Boston Holiday Party

Boston Chapter Alumni Gatherings

Alum Presents the Film He Scripted, Fought for and Produced: “Bridge to Terabithia” Based on His Mother’s Best-Selling Novel

Senators Club

Philadelphia Alumni Share Career Advice With Students

Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Get-Togethers

Class Notes:



Joseph A. Murphy, B.Ch.E. 1960 (ENGR), of Rockville, Md., was awarded the American Nuclear Society’s Theos J. Thompson Award in recognition of his contributions to improving the safety of nuclear power plants, especially his initiation and promotion of programs of probabilistic safety assessment.

Thomas George Tobey, B.A. 1960 (A&S), of West Wollongong, Australia, teaches in K-12 schools in the Sydney area.

Rev. John James Abrahams, B.A. 1962 (A&S), of Port Deposit, Md., held an art exhibition entitled “The Bethlehem Room” at the Al-Kahf Gallery in the International Center of Bethlehem on the West Bank of the Jordan River. In July he retired as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Themistocles D’Silva, Ph.D. 1964 (A&S), of Chapel Hill, N.C., has written The Black Box of Bhopal: A Closer Look at the World’s Deadliest Industrial Disaster (Trafford Publishing).

Leonard F. Charla, J.D. 1965 (LAW), continues as president of Countinghouse Press Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The press’ upcoming releases include a memoir, Charlie’s Gift, by Pauline Flynn, widow of Charles Flynn, B.E.E. 1962 (ENGR), J.D. 1965 (LAW). Previous titles include a children’s book, A Letter From Marty, by Mary O’Herron, wife of Thomas F. O’Herron, J.D. 1964 (LAW).

James E. O’Reilly, B.A. 1965 (A&S), of Amherst, N.H., gave a presentation at the International Metering and Billing Conference in Rio de Janeiro entitled “Implementation of a Low-Cost 24/7 Call Center in a Public Utility.”

Mary Teresi, B.A. 1965 (A&S), of Moberly, Mo., and her husband, Ken Schroeder, own the Kenmar Timber Co. Their work — from felling trees to shipping boards to customers — was filmed for the Discovery Channel’s new series called “Hazard Pay” that will debut in April 2007.

Dorinda (Carosella) Cavanaugh, B.A. 1966, M.A. 1978 (A&S), is the director of Terre des Hommes (TDH) Canada in Montreal, Quebec, and has worked in the field of international adoption for more than 30 years, especially in Vietnam. In recognition of her leadership, the head of the Vietnamese government’s Department of Adoption recently wrote that “for a long time we have recognized that TDH is one of the rare adoption organizations that actually has the welfare of the children as its primary focus.”

Calvin Huge, J.D. 1968 (LAW), was appointed CEO of Mercy Ships, a global charity that uses hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care services to the forgotten poor. He will be based at the Mercy Ships international operations center outside Dallas. Mercy Ships crews are made up of volunteer professionals from around the world — doctors, dentists, nurses, cooks, seamen, etc.

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