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Anaheim Hills Twins Make It ‘Double Good'--at School and Marriage

Like the twins in the chewing gum commercial, fraternal twin sisters Delaine and Dellanie Fragnoli seem to have the “double good” syndrome.

Both recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton, both graduated with highest honors, both were Presidential Scholars (they carried a straight-A average all four years in college and in high school), both are members of the Golden Key and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and both are married to identical twins, Jim and Joe Fragnoli--both certified public accountants. The four all live together in an Anaheim Hills condominium.

Dellanie, an economics major, was named Outstanding Student of 1985 for the School of Business Administration and Economics, receiving a $1,000 Irvine Co. award for the honor. She was also one of nine students to receive a Conference of CSUF Alumni scholarship. She now works in Southern California Edison’s economics department in Rosemead and has plans to attend graduate school sometime in the future.

Delaine, an English major, has received a tuition fellowship at Claremont Graduate School and will begin studies in the fall. After she gets her master’s degree, she’ll go on for a doctorate in English.

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Being on campus with a twin can make things confusing.

“Classmates of Dellanie would come up to me and ask me for notes from her Econ 400 class,” Delaine said.

“By the time graduation rolled around we had both perfected the technique of being cordial to classmates we didn’t know who thought they were talking to the other twin. While walking on campus recently I accepted congratulations for winning Dellanie’s Outstanding Student Award from one of her classmates,” Delaine said.

The couples plan to go on separate vacations now that the women are out of school. Their places of residence will also soon be different because Jim now works for a Pasadena bank.

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Dr. James Williams Jr. has been awarded $25,000 for research in pulmonary fibrosis from the Stauffer Foundation. Williams, an assistant professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care at UC Irvine’s College of Medicine, will use the grant to study lung injury which leads to fibrosis. Williams came to UCI last July from UC San Diego where he had been a research and clinical fellow in pulmonary medicine.

The UCLA Assn. of Academic Women recently presented Sue Carol Bodine of Anaheim with its Graduate Woman of the Year Award. Bodine will receive her doctorate in kinesiology in September and plans to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut where she will study developmental neurobiology. The award is presented to six women students for their distinguished research, creativity and community service while earning the highest degree awarded by their department.

Russell L. Disbro of Mission Viejo has been named treasurer of Saddleback Community Hospital’s Board of Directors. Disbro is the executive vice president of Professional Community Management International, Inc., the management company for Leisure World. He replaces William J. Crawford of Newport Beach who resigned after his appointment as commissioner of the California Department of Savings & Loan. Crawford will continue to serve on the board.

Dr. Marshall P. Stonestreet of Anaheim received the Third Outstanding Physician Recognition Award from the Orange County Medical Assn. at its Annual General Membership Meeting in Orange. Stonestreet, a member of OCMA for 27 years, was nominated by fellow physicians in honor of his “selfless dedication to medicine, patients and the community.” He has served as chief of staff at Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center in Anaheim and Anaheim Memorial Hospital.

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