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'35 In July, Bernard Frank, a member of the Allentown law firm of Frank, Frank, Penn & Frank, P.C., was honored as a fellow of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association. He has served as chairman of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the International Bar Association Ombudsman committees and as president of the International Ombudsman Institute located at the University of Alberta, Canada, the only non-ombudsman to so serve. He has received awards from the United States Ombudsman Association and the International Ombudsman Institute. The King of Sweden gave him the Order of the North Star, rank of commander, in 1980 for his services to the ombudsman concept, which originated in Sweden in 1809.
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'57 Jim Mackenzie and his wife, Sally, became North Carolinians in September 1998, settling near the state's third-oldest town, Beaufort, in an area known as the Crystal Coast. Jim belongs to the Crystal Coast Model Railroaders and the local volunteer fire company. They live on 63 wooded acres with 2,200 feet of beachfront on the intra-coastal waterway. The Mackenzies are active in the North Carolina Aquarium, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, the Beaufort Historical Association, the Friends of Fort Macon and the Waterfowl Decoy Museum.
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'61 Celebrating 30 years in private dental practice, Dr. Jan Feldman is the editor of the Rhode Island Dental Association Journal and editor of Boston University's Endodontic Alumni Communiqué. Jan, an avid golfer and tennis player, and wife Diane live in Providence, R.I., and have four grandchildren with one on the way.
'62 Langhorne, Pa., resident Carol Decker White took over a new store last fall and is currently the owner of Yours, Mine & Ours, a quality children's consignment shop in Newtown, Pa. In addition, she continues to breed Burmese cats.
'65 For two years, Jeri (Snyder) Behringer and her husband, Richard, are teaching English as a foreign language at Jinggangshan Teachers' College at Ji'an in the People's Republic of China. They are part of the Amity Foundation Program in China and were sent in cooperation with the National Council of Churches, U.S.A.
Sallie K. Smith '73
'66 Shohola, Pa., resident Norman J. Gasbarro Jr. recently prepared and exhibited a stamp collection on Abraham Lincoln, which was then sold to benefit a local charity. As proprietor of The Stamp Museum, Milford, Pa., Norman promotes stamp collecting by providing exhibits, appraisals and educational programs for beginning and intermediate stamp collectors. He purchases and sells stamps, specializing in stamps and covers of the United States and China. Currently, he operates one of the largest stamp businesses on the Internet at www.zillionsofstamps.com, a searchable database of available stamps and first-day covers.
'69 After 13 years at Villanova University, Josie Gibson recently moved to the Southwest for her job as an academic, career and financial aid adviser for New Mexico Highlands University, Rio Rancho, N.M. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M.
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'72 Paul Hansen retired from his position as CFO of the government communications international division of AT&T in December 1997 to co-found JetCall Inc., where he was vice president of finance. After selling his interest in the company in August, he joined Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group Inc., Arlington, Va., as director of planning. He and wife Cheryl live in Burke, Va.
James Landgraf '73
'73 Joe Paul, controller at St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., reports that a team he coached this summer won the city of St. Petersburg TASCO Summer Extreme Young Men's Basketball Championship. Joe has been coaching his son Ben's teams since 1994, and, according to Joe, Ben, 13, has developed into the best point guard in Pinellas County, Fla., for his age. He must be following in his dad's footsteps as a four-year starting power forward for the Mules' basketball team, including its championship teams of 1969 and 1970. Joe and wife Marianne, along with Ben and daughter Chloe, are expecting a new addition to the family in March 2001. James Landgraf, shareholder of the Mount Laurel, N.J., law firm Cureton Caplan Hunt Scaramella & Clark, P.C., has been installed as president of the Burlington County Bar Association. As president, he will oversee all proceedings of the more than 800-member Bar Association. James' areas of concentration lie in construction claims and law, complex civil litigation and general civil litigation, including employment, business and consumer issues. He and wife Carol have two sons, Geof and Zach, and live in Cinnaminson, where he is active in youth soccer and basketball programs and the Burlington County 4-H. The supervisor of social studies in the Pennridge School District, Danton Ponzol recently published the centennial history of the Lionel Corp., "A Century of Timeless Toy Trains," released by Barnes & Noble in March. He lives in Durham, Pa. Sallie K. Smith has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing of Apparel Business Systems Inc., a privately held company in Conshohocken, Pa., that develops custom software solutions for the apparel industry. Previously, Sallie held a similar position at Online Data Systems, Allentown, Pa., for five years.