Capt. Herbert F. Rommel WEv39 retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969 and lives in Newport, R.I. He e-mails, My certificate of proficiency from the Evening School was instrumental in getting a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. [I] was on board USS Oklahoma at Pearl, and commanded a destroyer on a radar picket station at Okinawa. We had as instructors at the Evening School giants who wrote the text books: Sullivan for law, Heebner for insurance, Parker for finance.
Dr. Richard C. Guise V44 is a resident of the Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, Pa. He writes that his son, Dr. Mark B. Guise V82, was installed last autumn as president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and this is the first time a son has followed his father as president of this association. Dr. Richard was president in 1961-2, and then the Pennsylvania delegate to the American Veterinarian Medical Association for 16 years. He had also maintained a general practice in the Harrisburg area. Dr. Mark maintains a general practice at the Lockwillow Animal Clinic in Harrisburg, caring for both large and small animals.
Bob Evans W45 writes that the second NROTC Reunion was held at the Clarion Hotel in Carlisle, Pa., on June 1-3. (The first reunion was held in June 1998 and was [mostly] for the group that enrolled in September 1942 and graduated February 1945.) They wanted to have a repeat reunion, and since some from other Classes wished to be included, this reunion included NROTC graduating Classes from 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946. (The first NROTC Class graduated in February 1943 and consisted of six members. There were three additional graduating Classes in 1943, in May, August and October. During the early years of World War II it was a requirement that a NROTC graduate also receive his university degree. Later this requirement was changed and the U.S. Navy did not insist on the candidate receiving his degree at the same time as his commission.) The other NROTC Classes involved in this reunion were: February and June 1944, February, June and October 1945, and February 1946. The total attendance including wives was 68, and the group asked the reunion committee to have another reunion in a few years. Those in attendance by date of graduation from the NROTC Unit were: Feb. & Oct. 1943, Dr. Ray Biswanger C44 GEd48 Gr51, Jim Fox W44, Al Kahn W43, Jim Karabasz W44, Lou Locke ME44, Phil Scott W43 and Jerry Shestack C43; Feb. & June 1944, Bob Clifton W44, Al Greenlaw ME45, Larry Mathews W44 and Bill Oldach EE44; Feb. & June 1945, Phil Blumenthal W45, Dr. Hunter Davis C45 Gr61, Joe Etris W45, Bob Evans W45, Bob Goetze W47, Frank Harris ME45, Lou Kober C47 L50, Frank Loughran W45, John Maus W45, Dave Nelson W47 L49, Stan Rothschild W47, Hal Shaffer C46 G51, Don Sollenberger C45 GEd49, Bill Stuempfig W45 and Irwin Waldman W45; Oct. 1945, Cliff Baumbach C47, John Kromer, Cal Sandman C48, Bob Snow Maine49 and Clark Thompson C47; Feb. 1946, Chuck Feeny C49, Dave Jones C46, Frank Markle WEF42 W46, Rev. Ted Nace C46, Keith Simmons and Gordon Vink C49. At Friday nights banquet each man had a chance to tell about his life either at Penn, in the Navy or other experiences: there were lots of laughs and a few tears. On Saturday night Col. Frank Harris USMC (ret.) recited the poem, Toast to the Flag, and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. A memorial service was held commemorating the deaths of our departed classmates with Rev. Ted Nace officiating: a designated member of each Class lit a candle and as he recited the classmates name a symbolic ships bell was struck. In concluding this service the group sang the Navy Hymn. Our evening guest speaker was Col. John A. Clauer USMC, Penns director of naval science. His speech was very interesting and inspiring; he also gave the group an insight as to the current status of the NROTC program at Penn. Joe Etris and Irwin Waldman very capably handled the programs as our Masters of Ceremonies for Friday and Saturday nights respectively. Our evening activities concluded with the singing of Anchors Aweigh and The Marines Hymn, accompanied by Lovina Nace (Teds wife) on the piano with Hunter Davis playing his harmonica and leading the group in Hail Pennsylvania!
Dr. Matti Kibrick Gershenfeld CW46 WG51, a psychologist in Jenkintown, Pa., was installed last July as president of the International Council of Psychologists at its 58th annual conference at the University of Padua in Italy; she also presented an invited paper at the quadrennial convention of the International Association of Applied Psychology in Stockholm. In September she was the honoree at the Gift of Love Luncheon of Jewish Womens International (formerly Bnai Brith Women).
Dr. Anna Janney De Armond Gr47, Hockessin, Del., professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, recently received from the Delaware Humanities Forum the Joseph P. del Tufo Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.
Arthur L. Iger W49, a retired marketing communications executive, has been an adjunct professor of communication arts at the New York Institute of Technology for the past 18 years. His book, Music of the Golden Age, was published by Greenwood Press in 1998. And his name has been added to the 2000 edition of Whos Who Among American Teachers.
Lou Sinopulos Ar49 retired to Deerfield Beach, Fla., in 1994 after serving as a project architect for Harrington and Abramovitz in New York. He was knighted by Patriarch Athenagoras in 1967 in Constantinople for his service to the Orthodox Church.
J. Alden Butler W51 retired from investment management with First Colony in 1994, and is now a part-time arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Amaranth Roslyn Ehrenhalt FA51 will have some of her very colorful abstractions, oil on canvas, included in the exhibition Abstract Expressionism: Then and Now at the Hofstra University Museum in Hempstead, N.Y., during April and May.
Dr. Lionel Gold GD51 is associate director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and associate professor at Jefferson Medical College. In October he received the 2000 Presidential Achievement Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as an educator and contributor to the specialty literature.
Janet Surman Klein Ed51, president of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in October for her 25 years work with small community groups and large state and national organizations in historic preservation. She also serves on the Philadelphia Historical Commission and the Museum Council of Delaware Valley.
Nick Lyons W53 had his 19th and 20th books published last fall: Full Creel: A Nick Lyons Reader (Atlantic Monthly Press) and Hemingway on Fishing, a collection of the Nobel Prize-winners best writing about angling, edited with an introduction by Nick and published by The Lyons Press. Nick founded this press nearly 20 years ago and it is now run by his son, Tony.
Harris Ominsky W53 L56 is a partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, where he practices in the field of real-estate acquisitions, financing and leasing. In October he spoke on Landlords, Tenants and Technology at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers Conference.
Tom Silberman W53 in October received the Rosalie Anixter Spirit of Life Award from the Anixter Center (a Chicago human-services agency for people with disabilities) for his advocacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
Skip Litz C54 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, now retired after a 40-year career in advertising and cable television, has published his first book, College-Boy Lieutenant, about a 1950s era graduate who enters the service through ROTC and experiences a different kind of lifestyle as a defense counsel for special courts-martial. If you enjoy humor and courtroom drama, give it a read (www.xlibris.com).
Dr. Claude W. Springer D54 writes that in six-and-a-half years of retirement, I have written 250 poems, of which 45 have been printed. I am in my 35th year of singing bass in the Great Neck (N.Y.) Choral Society. I enjoy cooking and baking. My wife, Marcia, and I play bridge, take courses, walk and travel. I exercise with a trainer twice a week, weight-lifting. We are having a great time and looking forward to our 50th wedding anniversary.
James J. Heffernen W56, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and his wife, Fay, in September established the Bob Hays Sr. Golf Endowment at Penn, in the amount of $100,000; it is named after Bob Hays W43.
Mark C. Jacobs C56, a patent attorney in private practice in Sacramento, Calif., vacationed in Paris and Giverny, France, last summer. In September he celebrated his 65th birthday at a large party given by his sister, Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Ed60 of Los Angeles; among the attendees were Dr. Abram Kaplan C56 M60 and his wife, Rachel Gold Kaplan CW62, of Ventnor, N.J.
Dr. Allan S. Shaw C56 D59 GD61, chair of the Department of Dental Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, was honored by the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Emergency Care last year for his outstanding efforts over the past 20 years to bring Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support into the office oral surgical setting.
Charlotte Shivvers CW57 has retired from the active Unitarian Universalist ministry. She holds an M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry (Berkeley, 1983) and is minister emerita of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society in Los Angeles. She has served as interim minister in Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo., and now lives with her husband, Bob Baker, on the Iowa farm where she was born. Besides restoring and caring for that 1882 farm site, Charlotte and Bob visit children and grandchildren in Florida, Seattle, Japan and Southern California.
Dr. Leonard Abrams GD59, clinical professor of periodontology at the Universitys School of Dental Medicine, was granted honorary membership by the American Academy of Periodontology last September.
Shaun F. OMalley W59 was elected chair of the board of trustees of the Curtis Institute of Music in September. On the board since 1981, and its vice-chair since 1997, he serves with James R. Ledwith L63, the secretary, and Scott M. Jenkins WG84, treasurer.
Stephen A. Cozen C61 L64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen and OConnor, was recently named one of the Power 100 by Philadelphia magazine in its annual list of the Philadelphia areas mightiest movers and shakers.
Eliot Kenin C61 writes that he has finally got a decent-paying job, after 36 years as a low-income full-time musician. His dixieland jazz band, The Spirit of 29music from the last depression for the next one, played for all of the San Francisco Giants home games last year and hopes to do the same this year.
Dr. Howard Pitkow C62 G63, professor of physiology at Temple University School of Medicine, co-wrote the new book, Ethics in Academia. Earlier this year, he was named president-elect of the National Association of Academies of Science.
Sheldon S. Toll C62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a partner in the Detroit law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, was selected for the 2000-01 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Currently, he is co-counsel for the Commercial Creditors Committee representing $1 billion of debt in the Dow Corning bankruptcy re-organization.
R. Yaffe SAMP62 practices physical therapy in the Delaware Valley.
A licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain, he also does professional fishing
along the New Jersey coast out of Ventnor. Recently he was
Barry L Solar C63 is now a realtor with the Back Bay office of Caldwell Banker Hunneman in Boston. He writes, My first fine-arts course, (History of Art 140?) ignited my interests in architecture, especially contemporary and Bauhaus styles. As a real estate lawyer I was able to keep involved with this interest, but after 33 years at Burns & Levinson LLP, and having watched the firm grow from 7 to over 100 lawyers, and having served as the first chair of its real estate department, I decided to give a new slant to my interests by becoming a residential broker. I would love to hear from and help Penn alumni moving into, out of or around the Boston area. Our daughter, Rachel Solar-Tuttle C92 L95, is a writer.
Lois Foster Hirt DH64 <Loismile@aol.com> e-mails, I just had my non-fiction short story, If You Live Long Enough, published in Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Lover, edited by Arielle Ford (Plume Books). Its the story of my mother who finally got together with the man she was going to marry almost 60 years ago. Yes, they married, and ironically both new stepsisters are also hygienists. Coincidentally, one stepsister is married to a Penn alumnus who was an undergraduate when I was there and remembers me. I started a fun column called Hygienist In Print: Fiction & Non-Fiction about five years ago for the Los Angeles Dental Hygienists Society. It has blossomed into my writing for Access, the American Dental Hygienists Associations magazine, The Jewish Press, the travel site Distinctive Travels, and Los Angeles Sisters-In-Crimes Desserticide II, which includes my sponge cake recipe listed as Foul Play Sponge Cake. Joe and I have three children and four grandkids. Any dentists or hygienists, or [anyone interested in] dental aspects in any media, or in the other coincidences, contact me.
Trudy Dittmar CW66, a freelance writer in Dubois, Wyo., received a 2000 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award in September. She is working on a collection of essays on nature and the environment, to be published by the University of Iowa Press.
H. Hager CW66 e-mails she went to Temple Med and did my family-practice
residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital. I have been with the Clinical Care
Associates of the University of Penn Healthcare System since 1994. My
practice is located in the Roxborough district of Philadelphia. I have
two grown children. The news is that in August I was listed
Rodin CW66, president of the University, was recognized as a Distinguished
Daughter of Pennsylvania in
Thomas R. Bond CGS67, Philadelphia, director of the workers compensation group in the regional defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, was selected to be included in the forthcoming edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry.
Walter G. Reinhard C67, Fanwood, N.J., an attorney with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J., who specializes in public-utility law, was selected for inclusion in the 2001-2002 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He lives in Fanwood.
Marilyn Ware CW67, Strasburg, Pa., chair of the American Water Works Co., the large, national investor-owned management firm, was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in October for her long years of philanthropic service. Currently she is chair of the executive committee of the board of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship, a trustee of both the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and a board member of the National Council of the Conservation Fund.
Dr. Robert E. Wenger C67 GM75 was associate director of Penns Counseling and Psychological Services (1995-98) and former associate director of psychiatric services in the old Student Health Service (1990-95). While serving in these positions, he was also elected to the national organization, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, serving on its college-health committee. He co-authored its publication Making the Grade: Helping Students Adapt to Graduate School (The Haworth Press, 1999) which also appeared as a special edition that year of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.
Dr. Eric R. White GEd67 GrEd75 <email@example.com> wrote the chapter, Developing Mission, Goals, and Objectives for the Advising Program, in Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook, published by Jossey-Bass in August.
Michael Crow C68 WG70 e-mails that in a mid-life change of career, he recently completed his doctorate in experimental psychology and will begin teaching this spring at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dr. William McGucken Gr68, professor and chair of history at the University of Southern Indiana, wrote Lake Erie Rehabilitated: Controlling Cultural Eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, published last March by the University of Akron Press.
Paul H. Ross W68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is now a high-yield corporate-bond manager at ING Furman Selz Asset Management in New York. Despite the current market volatility, the buy-side is preferred to the sell-side, much more satisfying. Paul spent more than 20 years at Salomon Brothers, from 1975 to 1995.
Lenore J. Sayers CW68, a certified purchasing manager and senior buyer at PictureTel in Andover, Mass., was elected to the board of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston for this fiscal year.
Robert Selsam C68 is senior vice president and manager of the New York office of Boston Properties, Inc., a national office real estate investment trust headed by Mortimer B. Zuckerman WG61. In November he was cited Developer of the Year by the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, primarily for his companys part in the redevelopment of Times Square.
Frederick M. Herrmann C69, executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, edited a series of articles on campaign financing for Public Integrity, a quarterly journal of government ethics; they appear in the fall and winter editions. The fourth edition of his Campaign Financing and Lobbying Bibliography was published by the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws late last year.
Dr. Betsy Hoffman G69 Gr72 is the newly appointed president of the University of Colorado; she had served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Hon. Richard B. Teitelman C69, a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in September was elected president of the Missouri Bar for 2000-01.
James B. Craver L70, has joined the Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP as a partner in its corporate group. He lives in Dover with his wife, Ellie, and their two daughters.
Terri N. Gelberg CW70, president of Gelberg & Associates, which provides legal services to investors and emerging entrepreneurial companies, spoke at the ABAs annual meeting in London last September on David vs. Goliath: Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Among Global Law Firms.
Sam Gugino C70 announces the publication of his fourth book, Low-Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock, last January by Chronicle Books. This is the sequel to Cooking to Beat the Clock: Inspired, Delicious Meals in 15 Minutes, which was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 1999 by Amazon.com. His syndicated bi-weekly newspaper column based on these books can be seen in publications such as the San Jose Mercury News and Palm Beach Post. He is also celebrating the one-year anniversary of SamCooks, his bi-monthly newsletter, available free through his Web site (www.samcooks.com).
Dr. Helen Frame Peters CW70 G74 GrW79 was appointed dean of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She had served as managing director of the global-bond group of Scudder Kemper Investments.
Andrew M. Fischer C71 completed the 100-mile New York City Bike Tour sponsored by Transportation Alternatives, together with fellow cyclists Alan Lewis C82 and Roger Machlis W82. Andrews law practice specializes in bicycle accidents and bicycle-related issues, and he can be reached at <email@example.com> or through his Web site, <www.bikeattorney.com>.
Ted Munice W71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has joined the New York office of Milliman & Robertson as a consulting actuary. I still live in Marlboro, N.J., with my wife, Rhonda, and almost-grown kids, Justin and Laura. I maintain contact with Penn by being an alumni interviewer: I get to meet some fantastic kids that are dying to go to Penn.
Hon. Mark Rindner C71 <email@example.com> was appointed in October to the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, where he has lived for the last 21 years. He is a recipient of the Alaska Bar Associations distinguished-service award for 2000 and its 1997 Pro Bono Award.
William A. Squires C71 was named a Paul Harris Fellow by District 7890 of Rotary International for service to the community. This is the second time he has been so honored; the first was by the Enfield (Conn.) Rotary Club.
David S. Brody W72 recently received the North Carolina Hospital Association 2000 Trustee Service Award: in February he completed his 16th year on the boards of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the University Health System of Eastern Carolina, including the last two as chair. He is a managing partner of Brody Associates, a real estate development company, and serves on the board of the Brody Foundation. David and his wife, Laura, have three children, Reuben, Matthew and Jennifer.
Dr. Kay Cothran Craigie Gr72 <firstname.lastname@example.org> designed a long-term education project for the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio, of which she is a vice-president. This program aims to increase the use of amateur radio as a teaching strategy in American classrooms.
Dr. Michael G. Goldstein C73 is an associate director of the Bayer Institute of Health Care Communication in West Haven, Conn., and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University Medical School. Beginning this April, he will serve as president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a multidisciplinary society dedicated to understanding the interrelationships between behavior, health and illness. He lives in Barrington, R.I., with his wife, Rebecca, son, Noah (18), a freshman at Lafayette, and daughter, Annie (15), a high-school sophomore.
Shirley Hunter CW74 received a KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship in order to pursue her doctorate at Texas A&M University.
Ronald H. Levine W74 recently received the Department of Justice Directors Award for Superior Performance in a Managerial Role. Chief of the 80-lawyer Criminal Division of the United States Attorneys Office in Philadelphia, Ron was cited for his role in implementing an office intranet, developing continuing legal-education programs and supervising substantial prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, health-care and commercial fraud, and narcotics and firearms trafficking.
Richard A. Matasar C74 L77 was appointed president and dean of the New York Law School in July. A scholar of civil procedure and federal jurisdiction, he had served as dean of the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
Patrick G. Dills W75, executive vice president for sales with First Health Group Corp., was elected vice-chair of the disability management/benefits integration program of the advisory board of the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
C76 has opened the new, U.S.-Mexico border bureau for The Wall
Street Journal in San Diego, Calif., from where he reports on trade
and immigration issues. He and his wife, Dagmar Obereigner, are pleased
to announce the birth of
Dr. Gary J. Stilwell W77 WG84 <email@example.com> graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in May and started his internship in Seattle.
Karen Drayne C78 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rob Lloyd C79 <email@example.com> have renewed their friendship after a 22-year hiatus. They lost track of each other after Penn, but Rob was able to locate Karen again recently through the wizardry of the Internet. He used Web search-engine extraordinaire Dogpile (www.dogpile.com) to fetch Karens award-winning Web site, Is it a Book? and her poetry published in The Boston Review. She works for Staples & Charles, a museum exhibit-design firm in Alexandria, Va., and Rob works for the U.S. Department of State doing government contracts. As it turns out, Rob and his wife, Linda, happen to live in Alexandria, not far from Karens office and her home in Chevy Chase, Md. Karens son, John, is a freshman at McGill University and her son, Charlie, is now in high school. Karens poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Republic (e.g., March 30, 1998), and she also received the Academy of American Poets Prize. Some of her works may be found through Robs Web site (www.creamband.com), which also features many of his publications on government contracting. Karen and Rob have already teamed up on one paper and plan to collaborate on writing projects for many years to come.
Barry Rabin W78 <Barryrabin@aol.com> writes a weekly humor column that was recently syndicated by iSyndicate, an Internet syndication company. His columns, which have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer, can be seen at (www.barryrabin.com). Besides his writing, Barry practices law in Thorndale, Chester County, Pa. He is married to Bridget M. Doyle ASC94, and they announce the birth of a baby daughter, Megan Annette Rabin, on Feb. 1 last year.
Shepard Siegel C78 lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Risa Starr W85, and their three sons, Skyler (seven), Sander (five) and Mason (two). Shep works on distressed-debt trading at Goldman Sachs.
Jeffrey Sterling W78 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is happily living in the Seattle area with my wife and five boys (soon to be six). Working on my second Internet start-up having successfully sold the first a couple years ago. Life is good.
Michael J. Ossip L79, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, was appointed co-chair of the federal labor-standards legislation committee of the ABA in October; he is also co-editor of a forthcoming ABA publication on the Family Medical Leave Act. He has served on the faculty of the School of EEO Studies at Cornell University since 1987.
Mark D. Seltzer C79 has joined the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP, serving in the firms financial-institutions and white-collar-crime defense practices; previously he was with Goulston & Storrs. He serves on the editorial board of the Business Crimes Bulletin and the White Collar Crime Reporter. Mark and his wife, June, live in Needham with their two children.
Daniel Dorff G80 wrote the score to Blast Off!, launched on the 100th NASA Space Shuttle mission of Oct. 5. The work, for narrator and orchestra, imagines a trip through space from a childs eyes, ideal for space-themed family and childrens concerts.
Lt.Col. Oleh W. Hnatiuk C81 was appointed chief of pulmonary and critical-care medical service at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington in Sept. 1999. That year he was also promoted to associate professor of medicine at the F. Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., and he received his second Meritorious Service Medal for duties performed while officer-in-charge of the biological special-medical-augmentation response team of the North Atlantic Region Medical Command.
Nancy Newberger Ludin C81 is the newly appointed campaign director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. She lives in Maitland, Fla., with her husband, Craig, a CPA in private practice, and their three sons ages 13, 11 and 6.
Dr. Michael Alec Rose C81 G82, Nashville, Tenn., wrote Symphony No. 1 (Paths of Peace), a tribute to Albert Schweitzer, which was performed by the Nashville Symphony in October. He was invited to compose it as part of the year-long celebration, on the 125th anniversary of Schweitzers birth, of his contribution to Western thought.
Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa WG81 has been promoted to vice president, Mexico operations, with Ryder Systems, Inc., a logistics and transportation management firm. He lives in Coral Gables, Fla., with his wife, Frances, and their three children.
Dr. Mark B. Guise V82 was installed last autumn as president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. He is son of Dr. Richard C. Guise V44. This is the first time that a son has followed his father as president of this association. Dr. Richard was president in 1961-2, and then the Pennsylvania delegate to the American Veterinarian Medical Association for 16 years. He had also maintained a general practice in the Harrisburg area. Dr. Mark maintains a general practice at the Lockwillow Animal Clinic in Harrisburg, caring for both large and small animals.
Ed Rubin C82 <email@example.com> is a director at Deutsche Bank Securities. He lives in Ridgewood, N.J., with his wife, Deany, and their three sons, Alec (six), Andy (two) and Marc (two).
Philip J. Rauch C82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently promoted to vice president, business operations, for Metromedia Fiber Network, an optical-network infrastructure provider. I recently moved to Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., with my wife, Laura, and my three sons (no pun intended) Jonathan, Jesse and Jordan.
Jeffrey B. Sansweet W82 is a shareholder and officer of the law firm of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden & Burke Ltd., in Wayne, Pa., which serves health-care practitioners. He gave the courses, Negotiating Your Initial Employment Contract and Negotiating Your Partnership Deal, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in October.
Tom Driscoll C83 e-mails, Im currently a managing director at Morgan Stanley in New York. I have five children, four boys and a girl. My brother Jude Driscoll C86 is currently the CIO at Delaware Investments in Philadelphia, and brother Ed Driscoll C88 is the senior finance trader at Fidelity Investments in Boston.
Iris Gonzalez C83 e-mails, Ive become the specialist in packing and moving lately. In March 1999 I moved from El Paso, Tex., where I was an operations research analyst at JTF-6, to Washington, to continue working as an analyst on weapons of mass destruction. While in D.C., I started working on a five-year advanced-concept technology demonstration that focuses on how to recover better after a chemical or biological attack. The command sponsoring this is headquartered in Hawaii, and well, I just finished moving from D.C. to Honolulu this past month to help out with analysis for the next three years. Oh, and I just got married this past year too, to Tom Arielly. He retired from 20 years in the Army, and we are adjusting well to life on the islands. We hope to hear from old friends: e-mail me at <Iris_Gonzalez@excite.com>. Alohhhaa!
Matthew J. Comisky L84 and Harris Ominsky W53 L56, partners in the real-estate department of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, spoke at the annual conference of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys in October on charges and fees.
Sarah Feldman C84 e-mails, I was an elementary schoolteacher in Harlem for many years (well always have Plaster of Paris), then for 10 years I put the broad in public broadcasting as national project director for Thirteen, public television in New York. For the last year however, Ive been putting the broad in broadband at Oxygen, the womens cable and online network. Initially the Web producer for Oprah Goes Online, I then became senior producer for Oxygen.com <email@example.com>, and now am a director for audience development (content strategy). Also, if you get Oxygen on your cable system, you can see me live several times a day as TVs Dixie.
Stephanie L. Grogin C84, New York, has joined the capital-markets department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as special counsel. She had previously been a senior corporate counsel in the structured-finance department of Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP.
Lillian Rozin C84, a singer-actress, performed Silly People: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim on his Seventieth in Philadelphia in December. She returned to Philadelphia after a five-year stint in Boston, where she was part of the cabaret show, The Will & Lil Show; this spring, her one-woman musical Depression! The Musical! will have its Boston-area premiere.
John S. Summers L84, a founding shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin, has been elected to the board of The Reinvestment Fund, a community-development financial institution dedicated to building wealth and opportunity for low-wealth communities and low- and moderate-income individuals. His practice includes complex commercial and professional malpractice and misconduct matters, and construction, employment and health-care law.
Nancy Porwick Weiser C84 WG90 and her husband, Ned Weiser C82, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Chloe Paige Weiser (4 lbs. 12 oz.) and Phoebe Rose Weiser (5 lbs. 8 oz.), on June 30. Along with four-year-old Katherine Zoe Weiser this makes for nothing but girls! The Weiser family lives in Larchmont, N.Y. Nancys e-mail address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Neil Danzger EAS/W85 and Sharon Feldman Danzger W87 welcomed Daniel Joshua into the world on Aug. 28. Daniels brothers, Benjamin (four) and Adam (two) are very excited. Neil is a managing director with U.S. Trust in New York. The Danzgers live in Tenafly, N.J.
Juliet Pederson Moritz C85 and her family recently moved back to the Philadelphia area after having lived in New England for seven years where it was wicked cold. She has been named associate director, clinical research and development, for Wyeth-Ayerst Research. When not helping to develop new medicines, Julie, her husband and her five children enjoy golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. Drop me an e-mail; Id love to hear from you <Juliet0612@aol.com>.
Ken Rubin W85 is pleased to announce that he married Meryl Rodney on Oct. 29. They live in New York, where she is a director of sales and marketing at the Everett Collection, an entertainment stock photography company, and he is a managing director at Cerberus Capital Management, a distressed-securities and special-situation hedge fund.
Jonathan Shaffer C85 <email@example.com> was elected to the governing council of the ABAs Section of Public Contract Law for a three-year term. He is a partner in the firm of Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & DAmbrosio in Vienna, Va., practicing primarily in the areas of government contracts and construction law. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and seven-year-old son (Class of 2011?).
Tremain Smith C85, a Philadelphia artist, had four pieces of her work acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, following a solo exhibit at the Phoenix Gallery in New York last October; they are works on paper, and oil and wax on paper.
Risa Starr W85 lives in Hong Kong with her husband, Shepard Siegel C78, and three sons, Skyler (seven), Sander (five) and Mason (two). She would love to hear from old friends at <RMEDEA@aol.com>.
Matt Yee L85 left a successful Hawaii real-estate practice to pursue his first love, music, e-mails Stewart Harris L86, after he had read about Matt in a recent Law School publication. I immediately contacted him for the first time in 15 years and ordered several of his CDs. Theyre absolutely marvelous. Little wonder that, in a relatively short time, Matt has established himself as the foremost cabaret artist of the islands, with frequent tours back here on the mainland. His original music is a blend of pop, reggae and Liberace, with lots of humor and insight thrown in. A gay man, he sings authentically of introspection and self-discovery, but without rancor or despair. His lyrics, though written from his own distinct experience, appeal to anyone who has ever wrestled with issues of identity, relationships and purpose. I realize that my last few sentences read like a press release: theyre not. Matts not paying me; in fact, he charged me the going rate for his CDs. I am writing simply to bring Matts career to the attention of his fellow grads, some of whom may be inspired by his example to leave the corporate grind and follow their dreams. Visit (www.mattyee.com) and check out Matts music.
Aminta Hawkins Breaux GEd86, dean of students at Philadelphias University of the Sciences, was appointed to the board of trustees of the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Andy Garland C86 proudly announces that his wife, Helene, gave birth to Rachel Dena, their first child, on July 6. Rachel is beautiful: the pictures to prove it can be found at (theGarlands.net). Earlier this year, Andy received his Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University.
Kevin M. Moore EE86 WG94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Paulette Austin at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio, on May 27.
Ron Z. Opher C86 and Katie Hartley Opher announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Hana, on July 3. Ron also reports that he has recently been elected as a vice president of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. Katie continues her work as a mom and as a music-therapy consultant in the Philadelphia area.
Doug Cohen C87 and his wife, Nadine, announce the birth of their second daughter, Adena Maya, on Sept. 11. Adena has helped to foster the chaos that has permeated the Cohen household since the birth of older sister Briya two years ago. In addition to the domestic upheaval, Doug has left the private practice of law and is working as an attorney for Kemper Environmental in Princeton, N.J. E-mails to <email@example.com> are welcomed and encouraged.
Ellen Shulman Judson C87 and her husband, Andy, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Jenna, on Nov. 2. She joins big brothers, Michael (five) and Eric (two), who are thrilled to have a little sister. When not at home, Ellen works part-time as a senior brand manager at Lipton. She and the family live in Berkeley Heights, N.J., and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Tracy Lucas Fitzgerald Nu88 <Tracer01@mindspring.com> e-mails, I have recently relocated back to New Jersey and started working part-time at Hackettstown Hospital in the post-anesthesia care unit (recovery room). I reside in Budd Lake with my husband, Brian, a district manager for General Electric in the NYC/North Jersey office. I am also kept busy by my two sons, Casey (eight) and Colin (five). We are spending a lot of time in the swimming pool where both boys swim competitively for the Sea Dragon Aquatic Club.
Green Handler C88 and her husband, Jonathan, are pleased to announce
Glenn Hoge W88 is very happy to announce his marriage to Lisa Peckham on Oct. 14. Among those in attendance were his friends Cathy Curry Edelsberg C90 and her husband, Andrew Edelsberg W91. Lisa and Glenn took their honeymoon in Hawaii. He is a service planner with the Maryland Mass Transit Administration in Baltimore, and she is a computer engineer at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; they live in Ellicott City.
Jocelyn Demby Kleinman C88 and Joseph Kleinman W89 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Jennie Rivka Demby Kleinman, who was born on Nov. 22, 1999. She joins big-sister Ayelet, who started first grade this fall. Jocelyn is home full-time after nine years of working as a physical therapist; Joe is a partner in Finagra Capital LLC, where he co-manages a commodity hedge fund for AIG Asset Management. We have recently moved to New Rochelle, N.Y., to be closer to Joes office in Stamford, Conn. <email@example.com>.
Judy Lobel C88 is now a marketing manager in the Travelers Cheques division of American Express in New York.
Ann Dora McLaughlin WG88 was recently nominated to the board of Microsoft Corp. A senior adviser with Benedetto Gartland & Company, Inc., a private investment-banking company, she serves as chair emeritus of The Aspen Institute, an international, non-profit educational institution. She was U.S. Secretary of Labor (1987-89) while she was attending Wharton.
Lawrence McSorley GAr88 GCP88 <Locusarch@earthlink.net> has created Locus Architects, Inc. in Denver, and serves as its principal. The practice began in the spring of 1999 and provides full services in urban design, architecture and interiors; recent work included projects for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The firm is also engaged with corporate interiors, multi-unit urban in-fill residential, retail and resort projects throughout Colorado. Lawrence has practiced with several firms in both Philadelphia and Denver, having relocated to Colorado in 1992.
Andrew D. Morrison W88 and Christina Takoudes Morrison W89 e-mail they are delighted to announce the birth of our first child, Stefanie Olyn Morrison (7 lbs. 20 in.), on Oct. 8. Christina is a director in the health-care group at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions. I retired from the finance group at PG&E Generating Co. as of April, leaving the wonderful world of finance behind for the more enjoyable pursuits of golf and stay-at-home fatherhood. Feel free to e-mail us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michelle Schweiger Schecter C88 and her husband, Dr. Stuart Schecter, proudly announce the birth of their second child, Ross Bryan, on Aug. 7. He joins big brother Alex, who is four years old. After Penn Michelle received her law degree from New York University, and is taking a hiatus from practicing in order to be with her boys.
John Schneller IV W88 <email@example.com> and his wife, Tricia, announce the birth of their baby boy, John Schneller V, in Houston, on Sept. 1. J joins his older sister, Katie, in the happy Schneller family.
Bari Balber Cariello C89 and her husband, Ric, welcomed their first son, Jake Emmett, on Aug. 14. Bari continues to practice derivatives law at Clifford, Chance, Rogers & Wells in New York where she has been an attorney for the past eight years. Ric, who came from England in 1995, designs custom furniture, lighting and interiors. They were married in November 1998, and together started their own design company in early 1999. They and Jake live in Chappaqua.
Lynn Charlotte Grant C89 married Devan Dale Beck recently. She is a writer-producer at River Productions and he is a partner with the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; they live in Pasadena, Calif.
Geoffrey L. Harrison C/W89 married Lauren J. Kares last May. They live in Houston, where he is a partner at litigation boutique Susman Godfrey L.L.P. <firstname.lastname@example.org> and she is an attorney at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
William C. Hussey II W89 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams LLP as an associate in its business department, focusing his practice on general corporate, and tax and estate planning law.
Elise Brownstein Hutner C89, and her husband, Ed, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carly, on April 8. She is named after my father, Dr. Carlton Brownstein, who died of cancer the summer we graduated from Penn.
Annette Flippen Pierce C89 <email@example.com> and her husband, Jeff Pierce C86, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jamie Rachel, on Aug. 21.
H. Rutchik C89 is president, IP
Dave Rutzel EAS89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Janet Pfost Rutzel C85 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first daughter, Sophia Bedford, on March 8. Pictures and up-to-date information can be found on our Web site (www.rutzel.com).
Lisa Smith C89 and her husband, Dr. Alan Salzberg W88 G92 GrW95, are delighted to announce the birth of our son, Caleb, on Oct. 3. He joins his big sister Bayle, who is a year and half old. We live in Brooklyn.
Robert C. Susser C89 and his wife, Jennifer, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Wallace, on Aug. 29. Robert practices securities and real estate law in Manhattan <email@example.com>.
Kuo Bianchini Tong C89 and Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS91 welcomed to the world Lucas Kuo Tong on Oct. 24; he weighed in at 9 lbs., 1 oz., and was 22 in. long. KJ joins big sister Allison Patricia, who recently turned two. The entire Tong clan resides in San Francisco, where Kuo and Tricia continue to oversee the growth of Quorum Consulting, a biopharmaceutical product planning and marketing research firm <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg EAS89 completed his training in neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center and is now a fellow in neurosurgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston <email@example.com>.
Mike Zdanowski C/EAS89 sold his first consulting business in 1998, fell in love in 1999 and married Liz Porzio last year. They live in West Milford, N.J.
Etan Diamond C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is excited to announce that his book, And I Will Dwell in Their Midst: Orthodox Jews in Suburbia, has just been released by University of North Carolina Press. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Judy, and their two children, Eli and Shira.
Deborah Novick Goldberg C90 <email@example.com> e-mails that our newest addition, who attended our 10th Reunion in utero, has arrived. Hannah Rachel joined her big brother, Sam, on July 27. Her grandfather, Jeff Novick W64, is already asserting his influence by singing the fight song to calm Hannah during her colicky hours.
Carla Linder C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> graduated from Georgetowns School of Foreign Service in May 1999 with a concentration in international business diplomacy. I was with a consulting firm named MAI and spent much of the first six months of [last] year in Germany and Spain. I am currently working for Grant Thornton LLP, studying business processes of the Defense Logistics Agency and traveling to the infinitely more glamorous locales of Harrisburg, Pa., and Albany, Ga.
Lani Peritz Lipkind C90 and her husband, Eric, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Ariel, on May 12. Lani was previously self-employed as a public relations consultant and is now enjoying a career as full-time mom. Eric is vice president of finance at hotjobs.com; they live in Westfield, N.J.
Dr. Michael S. Lotke M90 is director of the pediatrics residency program at Chicagos Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Finch University School of Health Sciences. Last year he was the sign-language interpreter and ASL coach for, and performed the role of Michael Zideck in, the play, Police Deaf Near Far.
Barbara McGrath C90 GEd91 and Dr. Jeffrey Chen C90 are proud to announce the birth of our second daughter, Wallis Mica Chen on Sept. 12. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19.5 in. long. She joins her big sister Waverly Jade, who will turn two in April. Wavy already knows all the words to Drink a Highball and cant wait to teach it to Wally.
David B. Pearl C90 and his wife, Melissa, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Logan Pearl, on Oct. 20; he was born at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, where the family lives.
Kathleen E. Small Schroeder C90 and her husband, Jonathan, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Victoria Kathleen Schroeder, on April 19, three weeks early; she weighed 5 lbs. 4oz. Her relatives include grandpa William R. Small W68, grandma Sharon Holloway Small DH67, aunt and godmother Dr. Margaret L. Schroeder Nu98 GrN00 and godfather Paul A. Maiorana C90 GEd91. Victoria already has her first Penn sweater and is looking forward to being a member of the Class of 2022. The family lives in Wilmington, Del., with their 13-year-old bichon, Stuart.
Eric D. Cohen W91 recently became engaged to Stefanie Lerner and is planning a March wedding. They just spent a great weekend with newlyweds Ken Harrell W91 and Ann Wexelblatt Harrell C91 and David Blitzer W91 and Allison Ross Blitzer C91, and Steven Cohen C99 at Penns homecoming where they saw the Quakers defeat the Crimson. Eric would love to hear from old friends at <email@example.com>.
Dr. Gaby Rosenberg Cosgrove C91 and her husband, Dr. Danny Cosgrove, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Nicole, on Oct. 8. Gaby is a dentist in private practice in La Jolla, Calif., and Danny is finishing a urology residency at UCSD medical center.
Dr. Nancy Kate Diehl V91 recently became an assistant professor of equine science at Pennsylvania State University. This follows her nine-year career as a practicing veterinarian, which included an internship at Equine Medical Associates in St. Louis, a residency in internal medicine at Penns New Bolton Center, two years in private practice as an associate, and four years as owner of the practice, Equine Medicine, in Centre Hall, Pa.
Karen Lebiedzinski Freundlich EAS91 and her husband, Joel, of Princeton, N.J., proudly announce the birth of their first child, Grace Karen, on Sept. 8.
Beth Eskin Haas C91 is thrilled to announce her marriage to Steven N. Haas C79 on Sept. 24. He is a member of the business-law department at Cozen & OConnor in Philadelphia, where he maintains a broad corporate practice, including securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate-finance transactions. Beth, also a lawyer, is an associate at Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP in Philadelphia, where she concentrates her practice in aviation litigation <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Beth and Steven live in Ardmore, Pa.
Anne M. Package C91 <email@example.com> recently re-located from Charlotte, N.C., and joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter in their Washington office. I am a general litigator and am enjoying trying to become acclimated to my new city, while I miss the Carolina mountains, cheese grits and sweet tea.
C. Poon C/W91 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
decided to strike out on his own and founded earlSpeak L.L.C., with
the belief that the Internet is potentially, a very powerful resource
for senior citizens. earlSpeaks business is to help seniors buy
Arvind Nath Puri EAS/W91 and Robin Puri are proud to announce the birth of their baby daughter, Maya Scott Puri, on May 28. She is their second child, as they have a son, Ryan Nath Puri (four); see (www.arvindpuri.com) for photos and updates. Arvind and Robin live in Foster City, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is vice president of applications development at Chordiant Software (www.chordiant.com), a small startup in Silicon Valley. Feel free to drop me an e-mail <email@example.com>.
Beth Weinberg Taubman C91 and Geoff Taubman C91 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Joshua Matthew, on Aug. 25. They live in Washington, where Beth works in marketing research <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Geoff is pursuing his Ph.D. in political science.
Dr. Sean Bidic C/W92 <email@example.com> is in his second year of a three-year Masters of Fine Arts program at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior exhibition/performance sites over the last year include the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. One recent sound and video installation, in the absence of voyeurism, was part of the 2000 Pittsburgh Biennial, from September to early November. Other venues included the Intersecting Art/Technology and the Body symposium at Penn State in late October; and this coming February, at Exchange in Amsterdam. During his three-year school/research hiatus from residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Sean has continued his investigations with Carnegie Mellon Universitys Bone Tissue Engineering Center, where he is co-author of two Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative funded-research projects. His most recent study, Healing Rabbit Calvarial Defects using Caprotite Bone Scaffolds, was presented at an international tissue-engineering meeting in Innsbruck, Austria. Last June he enjoyed a Newkirk Partners meeting in Las Vegas with Paul Arrouet C93, Todd Wilson W93, David Parsky C93, Brooke Hayes W93 WG99 and Tim McCaffery C92.
Mary Wallace Donoghue C92 and Dr. Aaron J. Donoghue C92 <Donoghue1@compuserve.com> are proud to announce the birth of our first child. Our little girl, Marion Wallace Donoghue, was born on Sept. 24. Everyone is healthy and happily adjusting to life in the suburbs in our new house in Conshohocken, Pa. Aaron started a dual fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and critical-care medicine at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia this past July. Mary is currently taking maternity leave from teaching fifth grade in a suburban school district.
Allison Rosenberg Donovan C92 married Chris Donovan in Los Angeles on Oct. 23, 1999. Alumni attending included Casey Courneen W92, Patrice Firpo Guitreau C92, Lisa Wachtell Miner C92, Stephanie Mueller C94, Melissa Rogal C/W93, Amanda Rykoff C92, Caryn Herold Teman C92 and Felix Urena C92. Allison and Chris now live in Santa Monica, where she is an associate media director at Rubin Postaer & Associates.
Kurt Ekert W92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that my wife, Samantha, gave birth to a beautiful, red-headed baby girl named Julia Hope on Oct. 5. Mom and dad couldnt be happier, albeit better rested.
Heidi Gardner C92 and Ivan Matviak C91 G98 WG98 recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. They are currently living in Johannesburg, where she is an engagement manager with McKinsey and Co. <email@example.com> and he is a senior consultant with Bain and Co. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, but expect to return to their home in London this month, and would love to catch up with other Penn alumni in either Europe or Africa.
Dr. Marci E. Gluck C92 <Marci513@aol.com> received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her clinical internship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She lives in New York, and is completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital.
Amy Van Ham Hayes C92 GEd93 and John Hayes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Everett James, on July 20; he weighed in at 8lbs. They recently moved to Buffalo, N.Y.
Arturo Samper-Salazar GAr92 GCP92 was recently appointed senior architect, urban design, for the Canadian National Capital Commission in Ottawa <ASamper@ncc-ccn.ca>.
Dr. Chrysten Cunningham Sandell C92 e-mails that lots of Penn alumnae enjoyed a snowy Homecoming weekend in Omaha, Neb., celebrating the wedding of Sevrin Huff Praeger EAS92 and J. D. Praeger. They included Paige Daly DeBlasi W92, Erin Brophey Paschke C92, Liz Witt C93, Amy Monaghan Allen C91, Mydung Tran W92, Dr. Jennifer Nau Jorgensen EAS92 and her son, Robie, and Crissie Rice Ricketts W92 and her son, Owen.
Richard Smith C/W92 <email@example.com> and Alison Nalibow Smith C92 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsay Jessica, on May 24; they live in White Plains, N.Y.
Kris Ferrigno Vanderslice C92 lives in Hampton Bays, N.Y., and works as a managing broker for the Manhattan Mortgage Co. in Westhampton <firstname.lastname@example.org>. My husband, Chad, and I have two daughters, Avalon (five) and Katie (three).
A. Michelle Campbell C93 <email@example.com> has joined the Philadelphia office of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads as an associate in its litigation group. Previously she was a staff attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
Stephanie Newman Cohen C/W93 and Matt Cohen EAS/W93 WG98 are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy, Jacob Austin Cohen, who was born on Aug. 14. The family lives in Woodland Hills, Calif. Matt is director of product management at HomeStore.com, and Stephanie is associate director heading the launch-products marketing-research team at Amgen. Jake spends most of his time smiling, playing and napping.
Diana J. Cruz C93 married Eric Solash C93 in the Grand Cayman Islands on July 1. Penn alumni in attendance were Todd Solash EAS/W97, Keith Dallara EAS/W94, Todd Aronoff C93, Susan Shlensky C93, Brett Fliegler W93 and Allison Feder Fliegler W93 L99, Diana Tapper C93, Jason Gorevic C93, Michael Poulos W93 and Colin Abernethy C89. Diana and Eric live in downtown Manhattan: he founded and runs his own wireless-applications company, Outercurve Technologies, and she works at Ernst & Young.
Laura Goldberg C93 received her MBA in May from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She works as a consultant, specializing in customer-relationship management, for the Peppers and Rogers Group, Marketing 1to1 Inc., in Norwalk, Conn.
Dr. Samantha Pozner Hickman C93 completed her family-practice residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., in June. She has now opened Springfield Family Practice in Springfield, along with Dr. Marnie Flaks Doubek C92.
Patrick Matthews C/W93 and Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C94 are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter: Grace Min Hee Matthews was born in Korea on May 4, and joined her forever family in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 5. Patrick is a senior consultant with the Demos Consulting Group, and Jennie is at home with Grace.
Dr. Melissa Schiffman C93 finished her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in June, and now practices primary-care medicine at Greenhouse Internists in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Ari Sherwood EAS93 and his wife, Dr. Michal Elovitz, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Shai, on July 20. I tried to cram as many life events as I could into the summer, as I graduated with my MBA from Kellogg last June, had a baby in July and returned to Sapient Corporation (an eBusiness consultancy) as a senior business strategist in August <firstname.lastname@example.org>. My wife is completing the last year of her fellowship in maternal/fetal medicine at the University of Chicago. We were married in April 1997 and are currently living in Chicago. I am in close contact with Greg Klein C/W93, who is in L.A. and working for an Internet startup, Dan Brown C93, who is a lawyer in New York, Dr. Dave Furman C93, who is in his residency in radiology in New York, and Derek Roth W93, who is also working for a startup. All are doing well.
Jill Varon C93 has joined the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, in its Los Angeles office, as a third-year associate. Jill, along with her former employer, will be establishing an entertainment-law practice within the firm.
Jason Wood W93 in September was named to the USA National Rugby Team for a tour of Scotland and Wales.
Dr. Jennifer N. Forshey C94 D97 <email@example.com> graduated from Harvard Medical School in June and is a surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Melody Grewal W94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I left the Toronto office of Deloitte & Touche LLP in February, and am now a senior business analyst in the finance department of University Health Network, Canadas largest hospital. I still live in Toronto with my husband, Christian.
Koufaris C/W94 lives in New York. I received my Ph.D. in information
systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University in
Robert Maitner Jr. GPU94 was promoted at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the fall and leads a financial-accounting-software implementation team at the Naval Research Lab in Washington. I would love to hear from Penn and Fels friends at <email@example.com>.
Tamara Sloan Rice C94 married Joe Rice in Greensboro, N.C., on June 17. Penn grads who attended were Monica Nermark C94, Sarah OHerron C94, Tom Farole W93, Melinda Schlarbaum C94, Jason Stanard C/W94, Doug Baumstein C94, Jen Flood W94, Rupert Bader W94 and Bilge Ogut C/W94. Tamara and Joe now live in New York.
G. Simon C94 and his wife, Erika, recently moved back to West Palm
Beach, Fla., where I have started my own specialty practice limited
Jennifer Reardon Tolton C94 married J. Kelly Tolton EAS94 in Washington on Sept. 9. Alumni attending were Jim Reardon W80, Ben Holman C94, Michael Kroll W94, Jill Eskin Smith C94, Candy Smugeresky Mattson EAS94, Heather Leisman W93 and Dan Shore L94. Kelly is a process engineer for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Jennifer is a solutions consultant for Hyperion Solutions. They live in Doylestown, Pa., and would love to hear from their classmates and fellow unrenovated Quad survivors <Jennifer_Reardon@Hyperion.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Gabriel G. Tsui C/W94 has joined Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz as an associate in its Chicago office; prior to law school, he was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.
Susan Garfield C95 and Steven Noyes C95 were married in Brewster on Cape Cod on Sept. 16. Jason McKibben C95 and Shannon Armstrong C95 were members of the wedding party. Susan <email@example.com> and Steve make their home in Cambridge, Mass., where they pursue careers in writing/healthcare consulting and computer programming, respectively.
Dr. Marc Dubin C95 M99 and Anat Barnir Dubin SW97 are pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Raina Tova, future class of 2022. She was born on May 22 in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Marc is a second-year resident in otolaryngology.
Rachel Goldenberg C95 married Mark Sherman C95 in Coconut Grove, Fla., on Sept. 2. The wedding party included Andrew Mathias W95, Adam S. Cohen C95, Marc Saiontz W95, Mark Trachtenberg C95, Joshua Senders C95, Doug Spear C95, Sarah Kotler C95, Jessica Pollock C95 and Marci Walner W95. Also attending were Sonny Goldschein C95, Jenn Friedman C95, Michele Gittelsohn C95, Carrie Girgenti C95, Leigh Fuchs C95, Darren Swidler C95, Dana Plansky C96, Rachel Berkow C99, David Lazarus W93, Karen Roth C94, Margery Gordon C94 and Eric Einstein W95. Marks e-mail address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Geoffrey G. Gussis C95 received his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1998 then practiced for a year and a half before going part-time to work on the Internet company he started during his first year of law school. I went full-time about nine months ago, and the company is up to 12 employees and steaming ahead. My former law firm works as our outside counsel and set up a round of financing to help us grow. Well, to make a long story short, we were recently featured on CNNfn, and I thought it might be of interest back at Penn. The interview is in RealPlayer format and quite large, so click to download it first before playing it, especially if you have a slow connection (126.96.36.199/ net_video/51241.htm).
Dr. Hubert-Jan Karreman V95 married Emily Rebekah Zimmerman in Huntington, Vt., on Nov. 10. She is the daughter of Dr. George F. Zimmerman V76. Hue and Becky live in western Chester County and work in Lancaster County with their dairy veterinary practice, Penn Dutch Cow Care.
Martha McGrail C95 <email@example.com> recently relocated to New York to assume a senior-associate position with Korn/Ferry International.
Dr. Melissa Schindel C95 is happy to announce her engagement to Todd Kaplan; they will marry on Long Island in September. She is in her last year of residency in orthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry, and he is an attorney practicing in New York.
Brian C. Schwartz W95 has joined the law firm of Downs, Rachlin & Martin PLLC, based in Burlington, Vt., as an associate, practicing corporate and commercial law.
Jenifer Wana C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I left my job at In Style magazine to attend Stanford Business School, where I am now a first-year student.
Maggie Hansing Angle C96 married Justin Angle W96 at the Seattle Yacht Club on July 15. Penn family members included Margarets father, Dr. Charles Hansing C60 M65, her brother, Duncan Hansing C03 and her cousin, William Siemers C91. Alumnae in the bridal party included Denise Bouvet C96, Kim Muscatel C96, Sara Nelson C98, Hardy Viener C96, Kirk Shipley C96, Melissa Kaplan W96 and Clive Brown C96. Guests included Rob Blumhof C97, Michel Cogan W98, Allison Geuder EAS96, Marta Glazier C97, Gail Hookailo C96, Amy Hoopes C97, Kate Lehman W97, Tanya Nolan W96, Daniel Mulholland C99, Jeffrey Spencer C96, Claire Swift C96, Dr. Marvin Makinen C61 M68, Breck Longstreth CW74 and Dr. William Longstreth Jr. M75. Maggie and Justin recently relocated from San Francisco to Philadelphia, where he is now Penns assistant rowing coach and doing consulting work, and she is manager of public relations and events for Womens Way.
Lora Blackman Byala C/EAS96 and Gary Byala EAS/W97 are thrilled to announce that they were married in June. Among those attending were best man Andrew Byala C/EAS00, groomsman Richard Bub W97, bridesmaids Dr. Karen Levine C95 and Morisa Steuerman Goldman C96; and Scott Goldman EAS96, Amy Liese EAS96, Michael Walters EAS96, Richard Evans EAS96, Heather Koehler EAS/W97, Alexis Bennett C96, Katie Portnoy Turnacioglu C96 and Sinan Turnacioglu C96, Debbie Hallak C98, James Nicholson EAS97, Shelley Steward C/EAS99, Yousef Master EAS/W97, Craig Miller EAS97, and Steve Feld WG87 and Tracy Krause Feld C90. After the wedding, Lora and Gary moved to Rockville, Md. After receiving her masters in transportation from MIT, she is a transportation analyst for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is self-employed as a strategic management and logistics consultant.
Kathleen P. Gallagher GNu96 has returned to Philadelphia as senior associate dean for administration and finance at the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She is also an adjunct faculty member in nursing administration at Penns School of Nursing.
Shari Bart Gottlieb C96 G97 married Daniel Gottlieb in September. The wedding party featured a mostly Penn cast: Amy Walter C96, Eric Conner C96, Liz OFlanagan C97, Lauren Smith C99 and Dr. Ellen Bart Wiedner V98. Also attending were Zi-Fan Yu C94, Raj Prasad C95, Andrea Heberlein C95, Ben Pollock C95, Bernie Hou EAS95 and Elaine Dwyer Hou EAS96, Karen Cho C96, Marc Richmond C97, Donna Marie Caro C/W96, Andrew Segall C96 and his lovely new wife [Carrie], William Peter Niner W98, Peter Segall C99, Mike Deutsch EAS98, Jonah Paransky C/EAS97 Jason Epstein EAS97 and his fianc»e, and my new cousins, Josh Sherman C99 and Rachel Sherman C02. It was an awfully fun time and I invite anyone who wants to see pictures to go to our Web site (www.gottliebs.net). Now that the whirlwind of the wedding has calmed down, Im working as the Webmaster at SYNNAP, a startup company in New Haven, Conn., and training for a half-marathon on behalf of the American Diabetes Association <email@example.com>.
Jake Laufer C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is working as a musician and TV researcher/writer and associate producer in Arlington, Va. My big news is the completion of my new CD after nearly two years of recording. It is now being shopped around to labels and is available at (jakelaufer.tripod.com); tracks also available online through MP3.com. Would love to hear from old classmates.
Susan Markowitz C96 <email@example.com> is happy to announce her engagement to Colin Gerson; a June wedding is planned. They live in New York, where she works at Cablevision Systems Corporation as a media relations manager and he is a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Erik Marth W96 married Mary Larsen on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Nov. 10. Last August, in honor of the wedding, he joined Steven Slone W95, Gary Kaplan EAS95, Raj Amin EAS/W95, Brian Bohr C96, Jeff Lieberman EAS/W96, John McHugh EAS/W97, Rob Salama C96, Salvador Paiz W96, Adam Small W97, Jon King C/EAS97, Scott Engelman W97, Kenneth Zide C97 GGS98 and Fran McCloskey C97 for a reunion in Miami Beach, Fla. Erik and Mary live in the San Francisco area where he is earning his MBA at Stanford Universitys Graduate School of Business <Marth_Erik@gsb.stanford.edu>.
James G. Mundie CGS97 had drawings included in Prodigies, an exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia in August.
Margaret L. Young Napier W97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that two Penn Band alumni tied the knot: she married Bill Napier EAS98 in Chicago on June 3. Participating in the ceremony were Melissa Kaplan C96, Jen Koh W01, Owen Murphy C99, Scott Levine EAS98, Mark Sullivan EAS00, Erin Davis Nu95 GNu99, Greer Cheeseman EE77, Julia Willey W97 and Michael Laskin EAS98. Other alumni attending were Jason Pollack C96, Myrtland Roberts C01, Jamie L. Rosenthal C03, Dave Evans EAS99, Vik Govindan C98 and Robert Boyle C98. Highlight of the wedding: When the best man had the DJ put in the Penn Band CD for Drink a Highball, the guests actually threw toast at the newlyweds.
Jeff Pokras C97 married Melinda Mai Nguyen at Old Saint Marys Church in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. The wedding party included sister of the bride and maid-of-honor Alana Nguyen CGS01, best man Derek Yan W97, and groomsmen Kenny Kwok C97 and Winston Chow W97. After the wedding, Melinda and Jeff honeymooned in Australia, then returned home to Arlington, Va.
Rachel Rothman C97 married Adam J. Cohen Syracuse, N.Y., on Aug. 26. Penn attendees at the wedding included: her sister and maid of honor Sarah Rothman EAS02, bridesmaid Allison Miller W97, Richard Rudolph, W70, Blake Mills EAS97, Michael Adelstein C/W96, Brian Kaplan W97, Jon Del Pizzo C95, Seth Weinberg C95 and Jamie Davis C97. Rachel met Adam at Cornell Law School; she is a real estate attorney with the law firm of Pepe & Hazard in Hartford, Conn.
Lt. Edward V. Son EAS97 <email@example.com> was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy after graduation, attended the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I., and then, stationed on the frigate, USS Vandegrift, was forward-deployed in Yokosuka, Japan. I served as the anti-submarine warfare officer. We made a number of port visits to a number of countries and territories (and states) including South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Guam, Hawaii, Saipan and even Shanghai, where the ships company had an opportunity to fly to Beijing and even climb the Great Wall). After my 19-month tour I finally returned to the States in January  only to return to school: this time a Navy school, the Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, S.C. Right now Im in the second half of this school but this time in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where I currently work at a nuclear reactor, until March. After that Ill be stationed on a aircraft carrier probably in Norfolk, Va. Id love to hear from old friends who Ive lost touch with. I hope this isnt too long for someone who just graduated but sailors move around a lot.
Christine Tarr C97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is pleased to announce her engagement to Chris Chorba. She is a third-year law student at George Washington University and he is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia. They will marry in Georgetown, Va., on Sept. 1, and will move to Los Angeles, where Chris just accepted an offer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Holly White C97 is engaged to Gary Blum W97; they plan to marry on July 21, in Seekonk, Mass. She works at Cohn & Wolfe Healthcare, a public relations firm in Manhattan and he is employed at Goldman Sachs.
Alli Feldman C98 started a new job in October as an assistant media planner with the advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, where she works in the media management group on the IBM account. For two years prior to this, she was a paralegal in the structured-finance department of the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Kate Finnefrock C98 married Jason Lee Taylor EAS/W95 in Washington on Dec. 2.
Ashley Elise Nichols W98 married Harold Webb Blevins Jr. in Sea Island, Ga., on Aug. 12. The wedding party included Alyse Dann C98, Paige Kahn C98, Lauren Schlenoff C98 L01 and Kemp Webber C98. Guests included James Bodine W89 WG94, Valerie Cines C98, Corinna Freedman C98, John Hansel C98, Lisa Hurd C98, Nick Lemen W97, Kathryn McCarthy C98, Steven Nichols W70, Mike Steib C98 and Vivian Yeh W98. Ashley and Harold live in San Francisco and would love to hear from friends and visitors <email@example.com>.
Reid Schneider W98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently wrapped up production on two video games for the Game Boy Color system. The first game, Little Nicky, is based on the Adam Sandler feature released in November. The second game, Batman: Chaos in Gotham, is based on The New Batman Adventures cartoon. On both of these titles I worked as the associate producer.
Dr Fabian Chen GM00, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Division at the University, was a winner in the basic-science research category of the 6th Annual AstraZeneca Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum, held in Quebec last August.
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