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Class Co-Chairs
James E. Hayes
Bertram U. Mount Jr.
Joseph F. Whalen Jr.
Class Correspondent
Rev. John R. Mulvehill
The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Research Institute in Augusta recently announced that Paul G. McDonough, M.D., professor emeritus, MCG department of obstetrics and gynecology, physiology and endocrinology and pediatrics, was a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award—for “fundamental research leading to insights into disease prevention, progression or therapy”; according to the press release, he was honored for his contributions to reproductive endocrinology and reproductive genetics. Associate editor of the Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine since 1986 and member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology since 1979, McDonough had received a Senior Fogarty NIH Fellowship in 1981-82, the 1990 Seale Harris Award from the Southern Medical Association and the 1995 President’s Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation; he continues to serve as an active contributor to the MCG department of obstetrics.

Class Chair
Robert J. McKay
Class Correspondent
Robert F. Danahy
Paul R. Murphy writes that, at a recent luncheon, he was among those who received special recognition for business development from the Executive Service Corps of New England—a regional, nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston that assists nonprofit organizations “to improve their effectiveness by providing affordable management consulting and related services”; this is accomplished through the efforts of a volunteer network of senior-level executives and professionals.

Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli
The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Research Institute in Augusta announced in November that William B. Strong, M.D., emeritus Leon Henri Charbonnier Professor of Pediatrics and section chief emeritus of MCG pediatric cardiology, was a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award—for “fundamental research leading to insights into disease prevention, progression or therapy.” According to the press release, Strong was the founding director of the Georgia Prevention Institute, an NIH Preventive Cardiology Academic Awardee, author of more than 400 publications and self-instructional audiovisual programs, and principal investigator or co-investigator on 20 grants. A member of the editorial board of numerous pediatrics, cardiology and sports medicine publications, he was the sports medicine and fitness associate editor of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine as well as co-chairman of the 2004 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert panel, Development of National Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents. The recipient of numerous awards, Strong served 30 years as the chief of the pediatric cardiology section, prior to his retirement in 2002.

Class Chair
William P. Maloney
Class Co-Correspondents
Thomas M. O’Brien
John J. Ormond
Neal E. Winn, M.D., writes that he is a co-founder of a new health care company in Honolulu—Ho´okele Personal Health Planners—whose mission is to assist clients make informed decisions about health care.

Class Co-Chairs
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.
Louis F. “Lou” Cumming notes that, after 40 years in the banking industry—most recently as an executive vice president and chief credit officer, and as the principal of Financial Proctology Associates—he is now doing financial and expert witness consulting, as well as executive search consulting for banks, in Southern California.

Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner
Dominic F. Corrigan, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, R.I., writes that he was recently a recipient of the school’s Teaching Recognition Award—“for sustained expertise in the teaching of students, residents and fellows in the hospital and outpatient setting”—and, also, of its Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award—“for excellence in teaching in preclinical sciences (endocrine pathophysiology).”

Class Co-Chairs
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe Jr.
The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) honored James P. Carey III with its Robert E. Oliphant Service Award, in recognition of his dedication and service to the organization; Carey is a professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and director of the Center for Advocacy. David J. Hinchen, director of volunteer services at the Boston Medical Center, notes that he has been selected to serve as communications chair for the New England Association of Directors of Health Care Volunteer Services.

Class Co-Chairs
John J. McLaughlin Jr.
John P. Sindoni
Thomas J. Moran writes that, while retired, he is now a career and academic adviser at Palm Beach Community College in Boca Raton, Fla.

Class Co-Chairs
Alfred J. Carolan Jr.
John T. Collins
Barry J. Gainor, M.D., notes that his bluegrass band, “Gainor & Friends,” continues to perform benefit concerts for the University of Missouri-Columbia Children’s Hospital.

Class Co-Chairs
David H. Drinan
James W. Igoe
Robert G. Powderly
Martin A. Beekman writes that he is now retired, having served 30 years in the University of Virginia department of drama as an administrator, lecturer and actor. Francis H. “Fran” Morrison III notes that he recently joined the Hartford, Conn., office of the law firm Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where he is continuing his trial practice in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation; he had previously been associated for 32 years with Day, Berry & Howard—now Day Pitney LLP—serving as chair of the firm and compensation committee, among other responsibilities.

Class  Chair
Thomas J. Neagle
The Pittsburgh-based law firm Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. announced in September that Joseph S. D. Christof II has been included in the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2008—in the area of commercial litigation; selection is based on a peer-review survey. Christof serves as co-chair of the firm’s commercial law and litigation practice group in its Pittsburgh office. Dennis L. Kennelly writes that he continues to practice law in Menlo Park, Calif. Lawrence R. “Larry” Smith notes that he was selected to participate in the Defense Research Institute program, “Becoming a Preeminent Trial Lawyer,” held last September in Chicago.

Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.
Michael E. Duffy writes that he continues to work for the Transportation Security Administration— currently serving as executive liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.; he notes that his assignment is to have the two agencies work more closely together in aviation security. Thomas C. Gariepy writes that he has been appointed director of marketing and communications for the Maricopa Community Colleges—based in Tempe, Ariz.

Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II
Albert G. Aldi notes that he retired from a career in education and is now working as an administrator for the YMCA in his area. Robert B. Boulrice writes that he was appointed treasurer last June for the city of Chelsea, Mass.—and adds that three of his plays were produced during the summer: Oy Yea, Oy Veh, at the Stagecrafters’ Festival at the Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.; Uncle Colin’s Garden Party, at the Fort Point Theatre Channel in Boston; and his adaptation of the Robin Hood saga, Tidewater 4-10-0-9, on the radio station of Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. Claude M. Chistolini notes that he has been named chief operating officer at AdvoCare International, L.P., in Carrollton, Texas. John J. Doran writes that, last July, he and his wife, Susie, dedicated the new Doran Park baseball field for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod (Mass.) Baseball League. Joseph E. Gadbois notes that he was recently elected to a three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based National Fraternal Congress of America—an association, founded in 1886, that unites 75 not-for-profit, fraternal benefit societies operating in the United States and Canada. Gadbois adds that he is vice president of corporate marketing and fraternal services for Catholic Family Life Insurance (CFLI), headquartered in Milwaukee—and, in this capacity, “oversees CFLI’s branding and image development as well as charitable and volunteer operations.” He also notes that he currently serves as a trustee of the Catholic Family Life Education Foundation.

Class Co-Chairs
William F. Bagley Jr.
Philip J. Crowley
William F. Bagley Jr. writes that he has been appointed to the position of senior philanthropic adviser to the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly—an organization that has worked to preserve Massachusetts’ landscapes and landmarks for 116 years.

Class Co-Chairs
Brian R. Forts
Edward J. Sullivan
Bruce J. Carusi notes that he recently retired from Babcock & Brown, a merchant banking firm in New York City.

Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.
Ronald R. Lawson writes that he recently accepted the position of senior director, business affairs, of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation in New York; his responsibilities include finance, human resources, information technology, legal administration and facilities—as well as business development for the Ailey Extension Program.

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