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Class Notes: 1984

Class of 1984
Laura Mullen's poetry book cover

Laura Mullen‘s ninth collection of poetry is available for pre-order now and will be published this fall.

Class of 1984 Man and child smiling

Thirty-eight years, a few marriages and three kids since Cal, Tim Beer-McCormick ’84 is practicing law with Haapala, Thompson & Abern in Oakland. For fun these days Tim teaches sailing and performs as a supernumerary with the San Francisco Opera. Photo is of Tim and his youngest in costume for the 2018 production of Tosca.

Class of 1984 Patrick Slavin

Patrick Slavin ’84 has accepted a senior staff position at Johns Hopkins University as the Communications Lead with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. He has also been appointed to the Board of Directors at Lusaka (Zambia) International Community School, the largest private international school in Zambia. Note his phone number in Zambia is +260962364134.

Class of 1984

Pamela Arbuckle Alston, MPP ’84, retired as dental director at Alameda Health System and went on to serve as the 97th National Dental Association president in 2021. Her presidential theme was Forging and Fortifying Partnerships for Health Equity. She currently serves as lead oral health specialist at Humanitas, Inc., which has the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps program’s health support contract. She also serves on the California Partnership for Oral Health Steering Committee. Locally, Pam serves her hometown as a member of the City of Oakland’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Community Advisory Board. Last year, she became a Berkeley Fellow.

Class of 1984

The NonFiction Authors Association has conferred its gold award on Wounded Workers: Tales from a Working Man’s Shrink, written by Dr. Bob Larsen, MPH ’84. Honoring his working-class roots, Dr. Bob has published the tales of working Americans who sacrifice more than was expected. For more information, go to the book’s Amazon page or to