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Roger Burrows ('55) retired in October 1999 after 42 years in he federal government.  He served for 17 years in the Food and Drug Administration, and 25 years in the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  He is enjoying spending time with his six grandchildren, working part-time, and volunteering from his home at the beach in Leucadia (San Diego County), California.

Tom S. Hopkins ('56) - aka "Tom Sawyer, the annoyer from la joller" - announces that he has just retired.  He states:  "I have a part-time contract in Italy next academic year, while my wife, Dartha, finishes her final year of teaching, after which we expect to split our time between Italy and Raleigh, North Carolina.  Our son has a 2-year old daughter and our daughter has a pair of twin girls of about 18 months.  Life is great - the half-full part anyway."

James L. Harbour ('62) announces that he is retiring from Merrill Lynch on March 3, 2003 after 36 years.  He and Bev will be moving to Daytona Beach, Florida sometime late this summer.  He can be reached at jlhblhjames@aol.com.

Ross Quinn's ('69) second book, Speaking of Success, is due to be published on August 30, 2007.  This is a collaborative effort with Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup For The Soul; Stephen R. Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; Ken Blanchard,  The One Minute Manger; James R. Quinn, Controlling Others For Love And Profit; and 8 other speaker/authors. Partially due to this connection with Jack Canfield ... but mostly due to his 1,400 personal growth seminars, keynote speeches and leadership trainings ... Quinn has been asked to be one of the main speakers at THE SECRET EXPO "Attracting Health, Wealth and Happiness" Metro Toronto Convention Centre (September 21 -- 23, 2007) www.thesecretexpo.com

Joe Kearney ('74) says that October 2002 marks the release of a new health promotion program written by Kearney, President and CEO of Wellways International.  "Defeat D'Fat: Simple Strategies to Optimal Health," a simple behavioral change wellness challenge which keeps you focused, motivated and on track for weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.  January 2003 marks the date for the first ever USC-ATO Defeat D'Fat Wellness Challenge - a fun filled wellness challenge geared to ATOs who have let a few too many "functions" get into their waistline.  Contact Joe at wellways@aol.com for more information.

Larry Fox ('79) writes that Audrey, Hannah, Carter and he are all doing very well.  It has now been 2 1/2 years since they purchased the Closet company, and he still loves to come to work every day.

Bob Cummins ('81) writes that he is currently a pilot for Alaska Airlines based out of LAX.

David Barry ('84) is proud to announce the birth of his second son on January 16, 2003, who joins brother Jack.

Phil Delurgio ('84) is proud to announce the birth of his son Kevin Taylor Delurgio on June 18, 2002.  Check him out at: Kevin DeLurgio.

Chris Joslin ('84) reports that he hopes he "can catch an opportunity to make an SC game this year. Iraq took up last season, so far of this one, best I can get is a newspaper flown in on a log bird to the Naval Air Station New Orleans. The area is reminiscent of a war zone-brings out the very best in human behavior and the very worst-parallels to early Iraq surprise me. If you happen to see any UH 60s with cross sabers on the nose of the aircraft or CH47 Chinooks with white numbers on the pylons, they're mine. Looks like we'll be here awhile." His home e-mail is cjoslin@hot.rr.com.

Steve Klassen ('84) recently won for the fifth time (2004, 2003, 1999, 1996 and 1995) first place honors in the Red Bull Extreme snowboard championship in Verbier, Switzerland.  Click here to learn more.

Rob Torres ('84) and wife Laura welcomed Max Demetrio Torres to the family on July 24, 2002.

Jim Delurgio ('85) and his wife Betsy announce the birth of their second daughter Elisa on July 26, 2002.

Frank Gallo ('85), his wife Becky and daughters Megan and Jenna welcome their third child Jake Ryan Gallo.

Matt Chipman ('86) last year married Amy Sue Herwig, a property manager for Trammel Crow Company.  They are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Erica Chipman, on April 19, 2002.

Jeff Miller ('86) reports that he finished a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at USC (2001) and is currently a professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has his own consulting company since 2004 that custom designs training for any type of organization. He has also begun using the principles of educational psychology to work with golfers to improve the mental aspect of golf and relate it to work productivity. He wrote a book on the psychology of coaching youth sports. Buy it at www.iwanttosignupagainnextseason.com or give it as a gift. He is married…2 kids (ages 11 & 9) and living in Mar Vista.

David Barsotti ('87) and Tracy Barsotti welcome their first son Fargo Jules Barsotti, born October 1, 2003 in San Francisco.  David can be reached at david@barsotti.org or 415-939-1133.

C. Hunter Ellis ('87) is the host of the History Channel's show, Tactical to Practical.  Click here for details  He was also featured in the December 1, 2003 edition of People magazine.

Kevin Dunlap ('88) and his wife welcomed a new son, Kale Wallace Dunlap, to the family on October 8, 2001.  Kevin is President of Podium Distribution which owns and distributes DVS Shoe Company, Lakai Footwear, Clae Footwear and Matix Clothing.

Chris Miller ('88) and his wife Angela are proud to announce the birth of their first child on November 1, 2003 a boy named Liam James Miller.  Chris can be reached at (310) 325-5448 or at cmiller68@socal.rr.com.

Mark A. Miller ('88) and his wife Shawna are proud to announce the birth of their first daughter Makena on May 10th, 2003.

Jason Wilkerson ('88)  is proud to announce that he has opened up his own business in May 2003, a yoga studio, in Huntington Beach, California.  He has been teaching Bikram yoga for 7 years in San Francisco and many ATO's have actually taken class with him in the Bay Area. The yoga is practiced in a 105 degree temperature room, FYI! Come take a class if you are in Southern California. He can be reached at www.huntingtonbeachhotyoga.com.

Chris Young ('88) and his wife Gabriella are proud to announce the birth of their son, Carter Russell Young, on July 2, 2002.

Marc Leonartowicz ('90) announces that he is now working in sales for Links AGB, Inc., an ad specialty/promotional product company based in Hawthorne, California.  Contact him with all your custom pens, t-shirt, coffee mug, etc. needs at marc@linksagb.com.

Jeff Snell ('90) and his wife Becky are pleased to announce the birth of their son:  Tanner Nicholas Snell.  Born 9/16/07 at 8:39pm - 7 lbs. 4 oz.  and 19.5 inches. Both Tanner and Becky are doing great!!!  Click here and here for pictures.

Clifford A. Rittel ('92) and his wife Julie have 4 kids and life is very good in the Midwest. I have the USC flag flying high in my front yard, which the Buckeye fans love to drive by each day. Currently, I am the Microsoft Practice Manager East for CDW. The job manages field sales units as they are solution selling services, software, hardware and solutions. Challenging and a lot of fun.

Ralph Falls ('93) and his wife Abigail and daughter Mary Elaine are please to announce the birth of their second daughter, Leigh Cooper, on June 25, 2009.  Six Pounds, 15 ounces, 20 inches long.

Marc A. Aquino ('95) has been living in Salt Lake City since August 2001 doing small business marketing and consulting.

Washington Miguel ('95) reports that he has completed 6 years active service as an Army officer.  He is currently an Information Technology Consultant with the Department of the Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, supporting the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams in Alaska, Louisiana, Hawaii and Pennsylvania.  His daughter Mackensi lives with him and she is doing extremely well in 1st grade.

Aaron Kosins ('98) is attending UC Irvine Medical School.  He was selected as the Greek Valedictorian (highest gpa among all Greek students) and Valedictorian of the Marshall School of Business.

Michael Kim ('00) recently signed a job offer with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Corporate Division, as a Business Analyst. He will be part of SPE's Project STAR, a 80 million dollars budgeted SAP implementation project.  He will be working with 45 SPE executives and 50 IBM-PWC consultants to successfully replace and implement the SPE financial legacy systems to SAP.

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