by Larry Benjamin RC'66, Class Correspondent

The honors for classmates for their lifetime achievements keep pouring in.

Ken Johnson, our class secretary and webmaster, received the Distinguished Engineer Award from the Rutgers Engineering Society. Ken was recognized for his contributions to the satellite industry. He helped build and deliver more than 150 satellites, including most of our weather satellites, in his 35-year career. He retired as vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

The Alumni Association last fall presented its Edward J, Bloustein Award for community service outside of the university to
Marc Berson. Marc is founder of Fidelco Group, Millburn, a real estate and investment company that develops and renovates properties. Its projects have included properties in Newark.

Wayne Valis checked in from his office in Washington where he's still working at Valis Associates, a public policy consulting and advocacy company. He's particularly proud of his role in bringing Lincoln Cathedral's original 1215 Magna Carta to the U.S. four times. He's working on arranging an exhibition of the document at the Library of Congress in November 2014 to begin commemoration of the 800th anniversary of its signing. He travels regularly to South Carolina, Jamaica and Scotland, where he and his wife live part of the year.

Tom Gray retired in 2006 after 33 years as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County. Retirement has brought time for traveling and volunteer activities, including at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach. He and his wife live in Newport Beach.

Paul Weiss spent 40 years teaching science and math in Woodcliff Lake before retiring in 2008. Now he knows the other side of local school administration as a member of the Board of Education in East Rutherford.