Paul J. Lauritzen Jr. (Col '77, Grad '80 L/M) published The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in the Age of Terror with Georgetown University Press. The book examines how doctors, lawyers, psychologists, military officers and other professionals addressed the issue of appropriate limits in interrogating detainees and debated the interrogation policy developed by the Bush administration. Mr. Lauritzen is a professor of religious ethics and former director of the program of applied ethics at John Carroll University in Cleveland. He is the author of four books, including Medicine and the Ethics of Care, and has published extensively on issues in bioethics, human rights and religious ethics.

Posted 09/09/2013

William T. Weber (Grad '75, Grad '77 ) published Neither Victor Nor Vanquished: America in the War of 1812 with Potomac Books. The book challenges two common opposing interpretations of the War of 1812—“Mr. Madison’s War” and “The Second War of Independence”—and presents alternative historical outcomes that underscore the importance of the war to the trajectory of the young republic.

Posted 09/10/2013

Jim Sencindiver (Col '77 L/M) retired from the federal government June 3, 2013, after 31 years of service. He began his career as a U.S. Navy submarine officer, graduating from the Naval Nuclear Power School (now the Nuclear Power Program) and Basic Enlisted Submarine School, where he qualified on submarines, earning the “gold dolphins” of the Submarine Warfare Insignia before reporting to the USS James Monroe. Mr. Sencindiver was later assigned to Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic staff as the ballistic missile submarine maintenance and new construction officer. At the end of his shore tour in 1983, he resigned from active duty and joined the Naval Reserve, where he rose to the rank of commander before retiring in 2000. He worked for five years with two defense contractors before beginning work as a civil service general engineer in 1989, supporting various offices in the Naval Sea Systems Command and NAVSEA-related program executive offices in Crystal City, Va., and later, the Washington Navy Yard. In 2008, Mr. Sencindiver transferred to the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico, Va., to work as a “system of systems” systems engineer. He currently resides with his wife, Sheila, in a 102-year-old house in Fredericksburg, Va., that will keep him busy in his retirement.  

Posted 03/14/2014

John Whitfield (Col '77, Law '81 ) has been appointed co-chair of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission by Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser. The commission seeks to promote equal access to justice in Virginia, with particular emphasis on the civil legal needs of Virginia residents, and expand access to civil justice for low-income and disadvantaged persons. Whitfield is the executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, a nonprofit legal aid society that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah and Roanoke valleys of Virginia.

Posted 03/14/2014

Margaret Malcom Nichols (Educ '77, Educ '78 ) has received the Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee STAR Award in recognition of her work with special education students in Anne Arundel County, Md. Ms. Nichols resides in Annapolis, Md., where she is a speech-language pathologist in the Anne Arundel County school system.

Posted 05/25/2014

Scott Cook (Col ’77 L/M) retired after 34 years in procurement with the federal government in Washington, D.C., and has begun his second career as the director of small business programs at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center in Albuquerque, N.M.

Posted 03/27/2012

Joan Tabourn Hughes (Com ’77 L/M) was included in the U.S. Department of the Navy’s “Tribute to African-American Leadership” permanent display, which was unveiled during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 13, 2011. The U.S. Navy recognized Ms. Hughes for her Senior Executive Service leadership as assistant auditor general for the Naval Audit Service. Her husband, Allen Hughes (Engr ’75 L/M); and son, Keith, accompanied her to the unveiling. A week later, Ms. Hughes received recognition for her 33 years of service to the U.S. Naval Audit Service and her promotion to director, Operations Directorate, Office of the Department of the Navy, Assistant for Administration at the Pentagon. Present with her at that ceremony, held at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., were her husband; son; daughter, Michelle Hughes (Col ’06); and brother, Everett Tabourn (Com ’79).

Posted 09/30/2011

Marye Dorsey Kellermann (Nurs ’77) has been named a nurse practitioner fellow by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. For 20 years, Ms. Kellermann has been the president of Educational Enterprises, offering nurse practitioner reviews, nursing licensure examinations and faculty workshops internationally.

Posted 08/28/2012

John P. Kowalski (Col ’77, Med ’81 L/M) is clinical professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has precepted first, second and third year VCU medical students in his private practice. Dr. Kowalski is the vice president of Chickahominy Family Practice in the Richmond, Va., area, where he has worked for the last 25 years.

Posted 01/04/2010

William McCrosky (Engr ’77 A/M) is the chief technology officer of travel and transportation industries for IBM’s systems and technology group.

Posted 12/17/2010

William McCrosky (Engr ’77 A/M) is the chief technology officer of travel and transportation industries for IBM’s systems and technology group.

Posted 12/17/2010

Mark Plant (Col ’77 L/M) is director of the human resources department at the International Monetary Foundation. He previously served as a senior personnel manager.

Posted 01/18/2012

Stewart D. Roberson (Educ ’77, ’87) is chairman of the board and president/chief executive officer of Moseley Architects. Mr. Roberson retired after 16 years of service as superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools. Prior to that, he was superintendent of schools in Falls Church, Va.

Posted 08/17/2011

Paul B. Terpak (Col 77, Law ’80) has been named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Washington, D.C., eminent domain and condemnation law lawyer of the year.

Posted 10/19/2011

Paul B. Terpak (Col 77, Law ’80) has been named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Washington, D.C., eminent domain and condemnation law lawyer of the year.

Posted 10/19/2011

John R. Vile (Grad ’77) received the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation’s Career Achievement Award. Mr. Vile is dean of the school’s University Honors College.

Posted 09/15/2011

John R. Vile (Grad ’77) received the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation’s Career Achievement Award. Mr. Vile is dean of the school’s University Honors College.

Posted 09/15/2011

Henry N. Ware Jr. (Col ’77 L/M) has been invited to serve as a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference, a group of lawyers, law professors and judges of the Virginia bar that focuses on improving Virginia’s laws and rules pertaining to state court civil litigation.

Posted 05/18/2011

Henry N. Ware Jr. (Col ’77 L/M) has been invited to serve as a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference, a group of lawyers, law professors and judges of the Virginia bar that focuses on improving Virginia’s laws and rules pertaining to state court civil litigation.

Posted 05/18/2011