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Dr. Clarence E. Gingras D’43 writes that he organized a family reunion in July at the site of the 1671 land grant to their ancestor Charles Gingras. Identified by a historical marker, the property is located in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures on the outskirts of Quebec City, and extends from the St. Laurence River to the Chemin du Roy, the first road built in Canada, connecting Quebec to Montreal. The land remained in the family name for 295 years, until sold to UniversitÈ Laval in 1966.

Edwin S. Jankura W’43 <> e-mails, “It has been an exciting season, following the success of the Ivy League champion men’s soccer team. My enthusiasm has been magnified by pride in grandson Robb Jankura EAS’03, one of the captains of the 2002 team.”

Teodoro Vidal W’43, San Juan, P.R., gave a lecture last July at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington. It was part of commemorations in cities along the Eastern seaboard of the anniversary of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is soon to publish his eighth book on Puerto Rican history and tradition.

Dr. E. H. Hunter Davis C’45 G’49 Gr’61, professor of English at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, in 2001 received a lifetime achievement award from the Davis and Elkins College National Alumni Soccer Council. He was described as “Founder and first coach, D and E soccer team 1961; lifelong promoter of the game; professor, friend, and philosopher of fun in life.”

Arthur M. Greenbaum C’47, a partner of the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel in Woodbridge, N.J., was selected for inclusion in the 2003-04 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. An authority on real-estate brokerage and trade-association law, he has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in many landmark cases. For over 35 years he has also represented the New Jersey Association of Realtors. And he serves as a trustee of Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Health Care Foundation.


Dr. Lionel Wyld G’50 Gr’59 writes that he attended the annual meeting of veterans from Company I, 97th Division, in Niagara Falls, Canada, last May. Accompanying him was his wife, Norma, their daughter Kimberley Wyld-Chirico and granddaughter Morgan Wyld-Chirico of Attleboro, Mass. “The meeting reviewed the history of the company’s service in World War II, which served in the Central Europe campaign until the war ended in Europe.” For his service he was awarded the Bronze Star. He “later served with the company in the occupation of Japan, the first line unit (after the 1st Cavalry Division was allowed the honor of first entry into Japan) after the surrender that ended the war.” Lionel is a director of the Navy League of the United States, Newport Council, and a director emeritus of the Canal Society of New York State.

James E. Bogle Jr. FA’52 writes that an exhibit was held at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., in October and November of paintings, part of his collection of Asian art, from Burma, Cambodia, and Thailand, that were painted in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Arthur Levy W’52 L’55 is a shareholder and chair of the municipal-law department of the law firm of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Rainer & Sloane, P.C., in Media, Pa. Last September he received the Guy G. De Furia Award from the American Inns of Court Foundation Charter No. 28; named after Guy G. De Furia C’25 L’28, it is given to a lawyer “whose professional life and abilities as a trial lawyer have been in the very best traditions of our profession.” Arthur has served as president of the Delaware County Legal Assistance Association since 1993. He lives with his wife, Barbara Binder Levy Ed’55, in Wallingford; they have two children, a son, who is a business executive, and a daughter, Gayle P. Levy C’83 W’83, a partner in a New York law firm.

George W. Nordham L’52 last year self-published Parables by Jesus, a volume of lessons.

Jeanne Korns Clark Nu’53, Old Lyme, Conn., spent two weeks in May volunteering at a 330-bed orphanage outside the industrial city of Zaporozhye, Ukraine, as part of a small team of North Americans from Global Volunteers, a Minnesota-based, non-sectarian, development organization. This was her sixth stint with the non-profit, following previous adventures in Poland, Turkey, Romania, India, and Ecuador.

Sally Wendkos Olds CW’56 just published her 10th book, A Balcony in Nepal: Glimpses of a Himalayan Village. One chapter, about the library that she and a friend established in a remote hill village, appeared first as a Gazette article in July 1996. You can read the article and the first chapter of the book at (

Dr. Ray Wu Gr’56, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Cornell University, in October received the Frank Annunzio Award from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation for his genetic-engineering work in developing new cereal crops.

Jay Shapiro C’57 G’61 writes, “I have lived in Israel since 1969. Upon retirement from industry, I became a consultant in the area of contracting with the U.S. Government in 1994. For some time I had been toying with the idea of writing a novel based upon the Allied invasion of Palestine in World War I. This is a relatively neglected area of interest for novelists, yet the results of the battles here have had far-reaching implications in world history. The murder of one of my neighbors in a terrorist attack, and the crippling of her husband and one of their daughters, prompted me to rush the book into print in order to raise funds for her family. (This explains some of the editing errors.) Sales have been quite successful.” The Colonel’s Team: A Tale of World War I, describing events in the life of Richard Meinertzhagen, was published there in 2001.

Dr. Richard P. Dakin D’59 writes that, after retiring from his dental practice, he is back at the School of Dental Medicine, teaching pre-clinical general restorative dentistry again, as he did from 1963 to 1974.

William H. Hansell Jr. W’59 WG’72 retired in October after 19 years as executive director of the International City/County Management Association, the professional association for local government managers with over 8,000 members worldwide. He has been one of the chief advocates for the importance of professional management in building strong, local democracies and effective governments throughout the world. In retirement he continues to serve as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation and on the Board of the National Academy of Public Administration. Bill and his wife, Connie, live in Arlington, Va.


Steve Pollack W’60 writes that last summer he celebrated his 65th birthday at the City Athletic Club in New York. He was recently elected a member of the Financial Analyst-Money Managers Society.

E. Gerald Riesenbach W’60, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is an attorney with Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia who practices in its corporate and health-law departments. In November he was appointed to the board of the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, which is dedicated to teaching young people from diverse backgrounds and geographic areas the responsibilities of citizens in a free society.

Dr. Robert M. Tabachnikoff C’60 writes, “I am a retired obstetrician-gynecologist and have recently moved to Hollis, N.H. I play violin and viola in two orchestras. My Dutch wife, Anneke, and I had our 40th anniversary on Oct. 19. We have four married daughters, Tanya, Elana, and Nadine, who live in New England, and Shira Tabachnikoff C’88, who lives in Amsterdam, and seven grandchildren, Pyotr, Chaya, Isaac, Stella, Caleb, Sander, and Quinten. My medical career has taken us to Sarasota, Fla., Belgium (for NATO), West Point, N.Y., Germany, and South Carolina.”

Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen O’Connor, in December received the annual Americanism Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region of the Anti-Defamation League. The award was created “to recognize leaders in business, community affairs, and charitable endeavors who distinguish themselves in their dedication to preserving liberty and advancing the causes of human rights, dignity, and equal opportunity.”

Bill Moscarelli C’62 writes, “I am vice president of real estate for National Amusements, Inc., the operator of the new Bridge Cinema Delux at 40th and Walnut Streets, near the Penn campus. It is extremely beautiful and has opened to great success. I negotiated this project for the company; we found the University administration to be excellent to deal with. I am delighted to play a part in the revitalization of the campus: the thrill for me was to come back after all these years and see the changes on the campus in general, and on Walnut Street in particular. As a junior, I lived at 3915 Walnut, where there is now a CVS store. As a senior, I lived at the corner of Pine and 40th Streets, two blocks from the new theater. My wife, Mary McBride, and I live in the North End of Boston and have six grown children—with twin grandsons in Chicago and another grandchild due this year in Providence.”

Joseph C. Franchetti W’63 <> e-mails, “I have returned to home area, Cherry Hill, N.J., after seven years as president and CEO of Colin Medical, a Japanese-owned health-care company based in San Antonio, Tex., or ‘Sushi in Tacoland’.”

Dave Jones C’63 G’64 <> e-mails that he and Terry Chin Jones CW’63 Gr’66 intend to be at the University for the 40th Reunion. “Having completed 30-year diplomatic careers with the U.S. Department of State, we are currently researching and writing on a variety of topics from the Clinton Administration’s Middle East peace process to advanced manufacturing productivity. Our daughters, Lisa Jones EE’91 GEE’91 and Martha Jones EAS’91, and Margaret Jones EAS’99 W’99, are rushing into the 21st century at warp speed.”

Lewis T. Barr W’64 is a partner of the Cleveland law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP and a member of its tax, trust, and estates and business-law groups. In October he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Barton Myers GAr’64, head of the Los Angeles-based Barton Myers Associates, Inc., and professor of architecture at UCLA [Gazette, “Looking In, Looking Out,” March/April 2000], in October received the 2002 AIA/LA Gold Medal from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for “his outstanding body of architectural work and exemplary design standards.” His own residence in Santa Barbara, completed in 1998, earned international recognition and won a 2002 AIA award for innovation in housing design.

Beverly R. Budin CW’65, a partner in the family-wealth-management group at the Philadelphia-based law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in October participated in a panel at the fall estate-planning-practice update of the ABA and the American Law Institute. A fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, she is assistant editor of the Journal of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and serves on the boards of the Estates Gifts & Trusts Journal and The Estate Tax Planning Advisor.

Richard P. Jaffe C’65 is a partner in the business & finance department and a member of the technology and emerging companies group at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; in October he was elected chair of University City Science Center.

Dr. R. Barrett Noone M’65 GM’72, clinical professor of surgery in the School of Medicine, is executive director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He also serves as chair of surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and chief of plastic surgery at Main Line Health System. A pioneer of breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy, he wrote the textbook, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. In November he was elected vice-chair of the board of trustees of Scranton University, on which he has served since 1998.

Eric R. Fischer C’67 was elected in October to the partnership of the Boston-based law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, where he is a member of its financial-services practice. Before joining the firm in 2000, he was executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of UST Corp., a bank-holding company. He currently serves as chair of the ABA’s banking-law committee’s subcommittee on community banks. Eric is the senior faculty member in the graduate banking program of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law Studies at Boston University, where he has taught since 1984.

Dennis Kaffel C’67 has joined the private-client-services division of Brill Securities, Inc., in New York as a managing director.

Martin H. Redish C’67, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University School of Law, was recently honored by the Institute for Scientific Information for being “among the most highly cited researchers worldwide.” He also recently received the Dean’s Teaching Award at Northwestern.

Ronald L. Kahn W’68 is a partner of the Cleveland law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP and chair of its tax-practice group and a member of the employee-benefits, business-law, tax, trust, and estates, employment- and labor-law, and health-care groups. In October he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Dr. Janice Levin Lichtenstein CW’68 <> graduated in December from the University of South Carolina with an Ed.D. in education. She has spent the last 34 years working as a school psychologist, consultant, and special educator in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and South Carolina. She lives in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and will continue to work with special-needs children. She is married to Dr. Leonard S. Lichtenstein and they have three children, Melanie, Bruce (who is currently doing research at Penn), and Daniel.

Dr Frederick M. Herrmann C’69, Lawrence-ville, N.J., executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, has compiled the fifth edition of the Campaign Financing and Lobbying Bibliography, published by the international Council on Governmental Ethics Laws. He is the longtime book-review editor of The Guardian, the council’s ethics quarterly.

Judith W. McCue CW’69 is a partner in the private-client department and resident in the Chicago office of the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. In October she received the Austin Fleming Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Estate Planning Council. She is treasurer of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the joint editorial board for uniform trust and estate acts of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Karlyn W. Messinger CW’69 GCP’78 in September was appointed director of communications at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She most recently headed communications, marketing, and external affairs for PhAME, a start-up technology-training and economic-development initiative. And she serves as board secretary of Horizon House.

Dr. Ellen Beth Silverman Siegel CW’69 writes, “After graduating from Penn, I moved to Boston to attend Harvard Law School, graduating in 1972. After practicing law for many years, I ‘retired’ and contemplated a new career. Ultimately, I went back to school and got a Psy.D. degree from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 1998. I now see patients both privately and at Cambridge Hospital. In my spare time I have stayed involved in a poetry class I founded many years ago; along with four other classmates, I recently edited a poetry anthology in honor of our teacher entitled Do Not Give Me Things Unbroken: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry to Honor and Celebrate Ottone M. Riccio. It is available at bookstores nationwide.” Ellen Beth is the mother of Jolie M. Siegel C’98 L’01.


Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez G’70, president of Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design, was one of nine Pennsylvania women chosen in October as 2002 Distinguished Daughters for their commitment and service to the state. She had served two terms on the Philadelphia City Council, and earlier was a professor of social administration at Temple University and director of its Child Care and Family Policy Institute.

Dr. Eric J. Hill C’70 Gr’76 is the 2002 recipient of the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, Detroit chapter.

Bruce M. Sattin C’70 in September joined the law firm of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, Blader, Lehmann & Goldshore, P.C., in Lawrenceville, N.J.; serving as of counsel, he specializes in real estate and zoning law. Previously he was a partner in the Bordentown law firm of Kessler, Tutek, Gladfelter, Sattin & Gallagher. Bruce is solicitor for the Lumberton Township Planning Board and the Eastampton Township Land Use Planning Board. And he serves as counsel to Doorway to Hope, and on the board of Abrams Hebrew Academy.

Dr. Mitch Smith C’70, a rabbi and certified sport-psychology consultant, has served as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry, and spoken on “Sport as Competition, Sport as Transformation: Jewish Views” at Notre Dame University’s Conference on Sport, Character and Culture. He is the publisher of The Jewish Sports Connection, a periodical promoting discussion of sport and Jewish life <>. He has also served as sport-psychology consultant to the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, and helped over 30 athletes from Israel attend U.S. universities on scholarships. “Hello to my former roommate, George Castelle C’73: I saw you on The Leeza Gibbons Show and tried to contact them in order to get in touch, but wasn’t successful. I can be reached at <>.”

David W. Sweet C’70 in October was elected vice-chair of the executive committee of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP; a senior government-relations and finance partner and chair of its public-finance practice group, he is based in its Harrisburg office. He was recently campaign manager for Ed Rendell C’65 Hon’00 in his successful campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. David has served as a trustee of the University since 1994 and an overseer of the School of Nursing since 1997.

Barry M Abelson L’71 is chair of the executive committee of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP; a partner in the firm’s commercial department, he also chairs its corporate and securities-practice group. In October he was elected to the board of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, a private, non-profit agency providing mental-health counseling and family services to children who were victims of, or witnesses to, extreme violence, abuse, neglect, or trauma (

Dr. Roberta Toll SW’71, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice in Bingham Farms, presented “Dying to be Perfect, Learning to be Human,” at a conference on feminist perspectives on body image, trauma, and healing at Philadelphia’s Renfrew Center in early November. She is married to Sheldon Toll C’62, a partner of the law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn LLP in Detroit.

Dr. Paul Gingras D’72 attended a family reunion in July at the site of the 1671 land grant to their ancestor Charles Gingras. Identified by a historical marker, the property is located in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures on the outskirts of Quebec City, and extends from the St. Laurence River to the Chemin du Roy, the first road built in Canada, connecting Quebec to Montreal. The land remained in the family name for 295 years, until sold to UniversitÈ Laval in 1966.

Nancy Plain Goldfeder CW’72 recently received a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2002 Award from the Children’s Book Council for her fifth book, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution, which is published by the Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Having just finished editing a book of memoirs by Elizabeth Custer, wife of General George Custer, she is writing a history of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Michael Lipkin C’72 writes that, after receiving a master’s in architecture from Yale in 1980, he has practiced in Aspen, Colo., for the past 20 years ( Currently he is developing a new town 20 miles from Aspen ( He is married to the painter, Jody Guralnick, and they have two children, Spike (14) and Georgia (10).

Ron Malzer C’72 <> successfully completed two triathlons in September. He is even prouder that his children, Greg and Elise, both teenagers now, are doing extremely well.

Dr. Harold Alan Pincus C’72, professor and executive vice-chair of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, is senior scientist and director of the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute. He recently received the Mumford Award and Medal from Columbia University for outstanding contributions in the field of health-services research. He also reports that his son Zachary “just graduated from Princeton and is interning at the Manhattan Theater Club, a non-profit production company both on- and off-Broadway. Nathaniel, a sophomore at Yale, is editing the Rumpus (‘the nation’s oldest college tabloid’) having spent the summer interning for Conan O’Brien. Ezra, a junior at Winchester-Thurston School, spent the summer at Carnegie Mellon University learning theater and lighting design.” Harold and his wife, Ellyn Roth CW’74, an attorney, note they are mystified and delighted by the interests of their kids.

Dr. Andy Agee Gurand GrE’73 (formerly Azmi G¸ran) e-mails, “Since the death of my wife, after 30 years of marriage, I live retired (at 72) in Switzerland within the American community in Zurich, participating in the American Club of Zurich. I will attend the Reunion celebrations at Penn next May and can be e-mailed at <>.”

Capt. Timothy A. Brown WG’74 is serving his fourth term as international president of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots. In November he received the Admiral of the Ocean Seas Award, the most prestigious award for the American shipping industry, from the United Seaman’s Service. This was for his significant contributions to American shipping and seafarers, notably his part in achieving the Maritime Security Act of 1996, his work with other maritime unions to put in place a new maritime-security program, his work towards developing a U.S.-flag, U.S.-crewed cruise industry, and his achieving tax equity for American mariners working in international trade.

Joanna Carnegie Ellis CW’74 <jellis@maxx> e-mails, “I moved to beautiful, historic Savannah, Ga., in April. My new role is director of faculty recruiting at the Savannah College of Art and Design, which exists to prepare talented students for careers in the visual and performing arts, design, the building arts, and the history of art and architecture.”

Susan E. Menconi CW’74 <> went into partnership in 2001 with Andrew L. Schoelkopf, formerly head of American paintings at Christie’s, New York, and formed Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC, on East 69th Street in Manhattan; the private gallery specializes in American art of the 19th and first half of the 20th-centuries. She was the founding director of the American-sculpture department at Hirschl & Adler Galleries from 1977 to 1993, then executive vice president of the Richard York Gallery till 2001.

Cecelia L. Fanelli CW’75 in October joined the New York law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as partner. Previously she was a partner in the hotel and hospitality group of the law firm KMZ Rosenman.

Allan Kanner C’75, a principal of the New Orleans law firm of Allan Kanner & Associates, was recently appointed visiting professor of law at Yale Law School. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has 22 years of litigation experience, and he wrote the textbook, Environmental and Toxic Tort Trials.

Stephen Tsou C’75 GAr’77 and Dr. H. Jiuan Heng announce the birth of their first son, Adam, on Oct. 26 in Singapore. Stephen is senior director of M. Moser Associates, an interior design, project-management, and construction company, and Jiuan is an assistant professor of philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

Jorge Wegbrait C’75 Ch’75 <> was recently appointed compound-development manager at Belden Corp., in Richmond, Ind., a maker of wire and fiber-optic products used in the electrical and electronics markets.

Dr. Nelson Erlick C’76 writes that his debut medical thriller, GermLine, was recently published in hardback by Forge Books. The story “centers on a covert, three-way power struggle between a government research agency, an extremist group, and a clandestine cartel, all vying for control of a medical breakthrough that could either eliminate genetic disease—or all of humanity. A tense and topical thriller from the front lines of tomorrow’s most wrenching scientific controversies, the story asks: Where does medicine end and genetic engineering begin? And who will control our genetic future? GermLine has been endorsed by the world’s two pre-eminent scientific authorities in gene therapy and genetics.”

Dr. Elaine Kuracina D’76 e-mails, “I’m practicing general dentistry in Potsdam, N.Y., where I have been invited to lecture on TMD for the Clarkson Physical Therapy School. I’ve published The Elemental Tooth Fairy, a book of fun, fact, and fantasy for any child losing a tooth, available on Amazon and via my e-mail address <>.”

Dr. Michael Miller Gr’76, professor of history at Syracuse University, recently joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Maritime History. He specializes in modern France and Europe, the history of business, and maritime history. His last book was Shanghai on the Metro: Spies, Intrigue and the French Between the Wars (1994).

John Palko W’76 e-mails, “The year has taken its toll on me with several infections, pneumonia, and fungi episodes. The good news is I’m still alive, and the bad news is that complications have robbed me of significant amounts of lung capacity—but the good news is they want to re-transplant me. So … Lung Transplant Fundraiser for a Fellow Penn Alumnus! A Chance to Help, A Chance to Win! Against significant odds I’m still alive after my double-lung transplant 2.5 years ago. However, I recently relocated to Pittsburgh again to wait for my second double-lung transplant. It could happen tonight or six months from now, so here I wait. My wife, Carolyn, and our children, Jennifer and John Michael, remain in Orlando, Fla. The financial costs are enormous, and not all covered by insurance. Your help with my lung-transplant fundraiser would be appreciated. This event may seem strange, but it gives both of us a chance to be winners: you—one of the $5,000 prizes, and me—a new set of lungs. For details go to (”

Dr. Edwin S. Rosenberg GD’77 D’81 was last year re-appointed director of postdoctoral periodontics and implant dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine. Previously he held a research appointment as professor of implant dentistry at New York University, and was a clinical professor of periodontics at the University of Southern California. He had earlier served on the Penn Dental School’s faculty and was the first director of Penn’s implant center; for over 10 years as he was director of the postdoctoral periodontics program.

Dr. Gary J. Stilwell W’77 WG’84 is a postgraduate student in the School of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh.

Lynn Schoenfeld Abrahamson Nu’78 writes that this month she assumed a two-year term as president of the Connecticut Public Health Association; she recently worked for the Central Area Health Education Centers in Hartford. She lives in South Windsor, Conn., with her husband, Dr. Daniel Abrahamson, and her two sons, Garrett and Keith.

John C. Arensmeyer C’78, and his wife, Kathy Berry, report that William Berry Arensmeyer was born on Feb. 7, 2001.

Paul J. Gibler W’78 <>, founder of ConnectingDots, an e-marketing strategic-consulting firm in Madison, Wisc., has added training and presentations to its service line. In the guise of “the Web Chef,” he speaks to associations, institutions, and corporations around the country on e-marketing topics.

Vincent T. Lombardo C’78 received the Moot Court Alumnus of the Year Award from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law for his contributions over the years to its moot-court program. A 1981 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall, he has been an assistant Ohio attorney general since 1984.

Dr. Susan Stewart Gr’78, professor of English at the University, won the Christian Gauss Award last year for her book Poetry and the Fate of the Senses; the award is for outstanding scholarly books on literary scholarship or criticism published in this country.

Steve Berkowitz C’79 <> recently joined NBC as vice president, labor relations West Coast, representing the network in its dealings with the entertainment-industry guilds and unions. For the past five years he worked in a similar capacity across town at CBS.

Peter H. Graber C’79 <> e-mails, “I am a member of the law firm of Smith, Mazure, Director, Wilkins, Young & Yagerman in Manhattan, specializing in lead-paint litigation. I was named president of the WCT Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed for raising funds to help send underprivileged children to summer camp. I live in Huntington Station, N.Y., with my wife, Christine, and our two sons, Jeremy and Jonathan. Would love to hear from my old friends.”

John J. Mack Jr. C’79 G’79, Grovetown, Ga., and his wife, Lisa, both long-time employees of the U.S. Department of Defense, relocated from Severn, Md., in October.

Gerald A. McHugh L’79 is a shareholder with the Philadelphia law firm of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow & Young. President of the Philadelphia Bar, he co-wrote the two-volume Pennsylvania Torts: Law and Advocacy. He was selected for inclusion in the upcoming edition of The Best Lawyers in America. And in November he received the annual Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, awarded “to an outstanding litigator, peerless leader, and dedicated defender of the rights of the innocent and injured.” Gerald and his wife, Maureen Tate, have been married 25 years; they have four children, Laura, Amy, Colleen, and Michael.

Cdr. John C. Mickey ChE’79 assumed command last August of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I. He recently served as manager of the submarine-sensors program in the Submarine Warfare Systems Engineering Office. He and his wife, Brenda, have three children, Lauren, Sarah, and Christopher.

Robert C. Schneider L’79 WG’79 reports that he has become a member of the New York State Economic Development Council.

Dr. John R. Van Ness Gr’79 was named vice president for administration of the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, where he has served as vice president for program development since 2000. Previously he was associate vice president for development at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. A scholar of Hispanic history and culture in the American Southwest, he has written four books and is the editor of a series published by the University of New Mexico Press on the history, anthropology, and sociology of Hispanic culture in New Mexico.

Dr. Richard Wender M’79 was recently appointed chair of family medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; he had served as vice-chair since 1995. Known for his work in cancer prevention and screening, he is chair of the national cancer-control committee of the American Cancer Society, and he was a co-author of the ACS screening guidelines for both colon cancer and prostate cancer. A former president of the society’s state and local chapters, since 1999 he has been a member of its national board, the only practicing family physician to have served in this role.


Rob Dunham C’80 is director of training in the capital habeas corpus unit of the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Philadelphia. On Nov. 4, he argued Sattazahn v. Pennsylvania in the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Pennsylvania death-penalty case the court agreed to hear since 1988.

Dr. David Guggenheim C’80, vice president for conservation policy with The Ocean Conservancy in Washington (, in late October conducted a workshop for Philadelphia high-school students and scuba-club members on “The America No One Ever Told You About: Lessons from our Youngest Frontier.” He recently appeared on CNN and National Geographic Today.

Andy Toy C’80 G’81 <> is now working in the Philadelphia office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a non-profit funder and supporter of community development. He oversees the new Philadelphia Commercial Corridor Redevelopment Initiative, “which will invest at least $1.2 million over three years to build more vibrant, neighborhood commercial areas as part of an overall effort to build stronger communities in Philadelphia.” Andy and his wife, Pat, “live in Philly and have two cool kids, Zoey (10) and Owen (eight).”

Jeffrey Babbin W’82 <> is a partner in the New Haven, Conn., law firm of Wiggin & Dana, where he specializes in appellate litigation. He has been married for 10 years to Marlene Schwartz, who is on the Yale psychology faculty. They live in Guilford, with their three daughters, Anna (six), and the two-year-old identical twins, Molly and Charlotte.

Graham Kinahan C’82 <> e-mails, “I have moved to Austin, Tex., to head up the business-strategy team for the desktop microprocessor marketing group at Advanced Micro Devices. My wife, Kim, and our two kids, Gordon (three) and Libby (one), are delighted to have given up the hectic pace of New York for the laid back atmosphere in Austin.”

Mark Weber C’82 <> reports that he recently joined Bank of America as senior vice president in charge of consumer real estate. He is responsible for national sales execution and fulfillment of real-estate-related loans generated via telephone and Internet. Mark, his wife, Suzanne, and their five children live in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Donna Wells W’83 joined Intuit, Inc., in September as vice president of marketing for its small-business and personal-finance division. She lives in Portola Valley, Calif., with her husband, Bob, and daughter, Diana.

Dr. Mary Botter GNu’84 GrN’98 in November became chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient-care services at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., where she had been administrative director of nursing operations. Joining the University of Vermont in 1993 as an assistant professor of nursing, she served as interim associate dean of nursing from 1997 to 2000.

Lt.Col. Roland de Marcellus C’84 and his wife, Molly Curtin de Marcellus, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Rose, on Sept. 1. They married in Washington on Dec. 9, 2001, one month before Roland was mobilized in the U.S. Army Reserves and deployed to Afghanistan for nine months. There he commanded the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, which is implementing humanitarian reconstruction projects. After a year on active duty, he returned to his position with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Sima Michaels Dembo C’84 married Michael Dembo last December, “and we are now living in Singapore. I am taking time off from my public health career to pursue writing and other back-burner projects. I would love to hear from old Penn friends at <>.”

Andrew Feiler W’84 exhibited his photography at the Modern Primitive Gallery in Atlanta last April. “As some of you know, I have been a fairly serious photographer for many years. Too many, it appears. I recently turned 40, and on the occasion my family surprised me with a wonderful and extremely unusual gift: a benefit gallery showing of my best work, dubbed 40 Years/40 Photographs. All works in the show are for sale and all proceeds will benefit Hands On Atlanta, where I was privileged to serve as a board member for the past six years. We created a Web site ( so that you can view the contents of the show, see digitized images, and even order prints. The images in the show stretch back over 25 years and span six states and 17 countries. It was a joy to put together this exhibition and I am excited to be able to share it.”

Dr. Eric A. Huettl C’84 <> and his wife, Morley, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Jordan Lorenz Huettl, on Sept. 10 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mother, father, son, and first-time grandparents are all doing well. Eric is chair of the division of vascular and interventional radiology at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.

Daniel A. Loewenstern W’84 L’87 <> and his wife, Lisa, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Samantha Jenna, on Aug. 19. Dan is counsel to Kravco Company, a developer and manager of shopping centers, based in King of Prussia, Pa.; he, Lisa, and Samantha live in Lafayette Hill.

Khalil Pirani C’84 writes, “I edited the book, Understanding Islamic Architecture, which is published by Curzon Rutledge in London. It contains a series of essays by academicians and practitioners on the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture. I started working on this book during appointment as a visiting scholar at MIT in 1996-97.”

Kenneth Wyman W’84 L’87 writes, “I have been a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York since 1996, practicing corporate law and more specifically, project finance and equipment leasing. I recently moved to Bedford, N.Y., with my wife Jan, and four children, Zachary (12), Matthew (10), Melissa (six) and Jenna (two).”

Marc P. Fisher GAr’85 in December became the associate vice-chancellor for campus design and facilities at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He had served as campus architect and director of design at UCLA for the last seven years. He and his wife, Kris Miller Fisher, also an architect, have an infant son, and currently live in Sierra Madre.

Curtis L. Golkow W’85 L’88 recently joined the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Fox Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, LLP, as a partner in its corporate department. He serves on the boards of the Philadelphia chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Services of Southern New Jersey.

George Psomas W’85 writes, “I was recently promoted to senior vice president and marketing manager for the Boston office of Congress Financial, a subsidiary of Wachovia Bank. I live in Hamilton, north of Boston, with my wife, Suzy, and our daughters Annie (seven) and Dory (two).”

Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch C’85 was appointed director of the Institute for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. He lives in Westchester County with his wife, Yonina—they recently celebrated their 13th anniversary—and their children, Jason (eight) and Libby (five).

Stu Siegel W’85 <> and family report that they have recently moved to Boca Raton, Fla. The move was based upon a lifestyle change, and he relocated his business to Boca Raton as well.

Edye Fox Abrams C’86 <> e-mails, “I am now co-owner and vice president of my late father’s business, Fox Industries, Inc. in Baltimore. We manufacture industrial coatings, grouts, epoxies, adhesives, and sealants for the construction, marine, transportation, and public-works industries. It is very rewarding to be involved in a second generation family business with my brother as my partner. The business was started by my father, a Holocaust survivor, based on the skills he learned as a slave laborer under the Nazis. I only became involved after my father’s death in 1998. My husband, Steven, and I have two adorable daughters, Abby (seven) and Aerin (five).”

James P. Bodine W’86 WG’94 married Alyse Dann Bodine C’98 on Aug. 10 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The bridal party included Stephanie Simon C’97, Tiffany Watkins C’98, Neena Desai C’99, Ashley Nichols Blevins W’98, Benjamin Dietz C’98, Andrew McCormack C’98, E. Gilbert Carpenter W’85, Eric Roberts W’86, Stefan Sklaroff C’86, Martin Ferguson WG’94, Nikolai Sklaroff C’84 W’84, and Kevin McCreadie WG’94. Other alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Elizabeth Gober Bodine NTS’56, Sapna Amin C’98 W’98, Ali Caccavella C’98 GEd’99, Vikram Govindan C’98, J. C. Groon EAS’98, A. J. Joshi EAS’97 W’97, Sarah Leshner C’98, Sonia Survanshi C’98 EAS’98, Dr. Neil Levine C’65, Meredith Ruble C’92, James DelBello C’92, Kimberly Togman C’89, Dr. Jennifer Nissen Carpenter W’87 G’92 G’93 GrW’95, Joseph Watkins C’75 and Stefanie Taylor Watkins CW’75, Dr. Elliott Yolles M’70 GM’74, Jeff Greisch WG’94, Mark Chandler WG’94, McBee Butcher C’89, Stephen Jannetta W’86 L’89 and Nadia Mykytiuk Jannetta C’86, William Rulon-Miller WG’76, Allison Steinberg EAS’92 W’92, Kay Morris Nu’56, Bernice Akers NTS’56, and Barbara Colton WG’88. Jim is a managing director in investment banking at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, where Alyse is an associate vice president of marketing; they live in Philadelphia.

Donna Smith Gottlieb W’86 <> e-mails, “I recently moved back to the U.S. after living in Germany for three years. I now live on Fort Irwin, in the Mojave desert near Death Valley, because my husband works at the National Training Center. I am the proud owner of my first washer and dryer.”

Stephen Spoonamore EAS’86 W’86 <> e-mails, “DVDojo, where I continue to serve as the CEO, recently expanded our operation to Europe. We have begun operations in London and are now planning expansion into Germany; we are also negotiating to begin operating a media-system training group for the cruise-ship industry. I have recently moved from my New York residence to a lovely new home.”

Keith Gottfried W’87 is senior vice president for law and corporate affairs and chief legal officer of Borland Software Corporation in Scotts Valley, Calif. In November he accompanied U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans on a trade mission to Ghana and South Africa.

Harriet Hassler C’87 recently became technical-services librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg, Md. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland and her ALM from Harvard Extension School, both in 1996, “a very busy year.” She and her husband, Kent, and daughter, Flynne (three), live in Keedysville.

Ritsu Katsumata C’87 writes, “I have changed musical genres from classical to avant-garde since graduation, currently performing electric-violin interpretations of music by Bach, Hendrix, Osbourne, Page, Paganini, Ravel—and some original compositions. In November I had a show at The Living Room on Stanton Street in New York; download MP3s on (”

Dr. Gary Phillips C’87 WG’91 M’92 GM’97 in October was appointed corporate vice president for global pharmaceutical and vitreoretinal products at Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, N.Y. Previously he was executive director for strategic planning at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Ronald Seely W’87 writes, “After 15 years in Brooklyn, N.Y., I moved to San Francisco this year with David, my partner of 15 years, and became vice president and catalog director for Gump’s, the San Francisco landmark store. I oversee all buying, marketing, creative, and production functions of the mail-order catalog and Web site. I have been competing in triathlons for four years now and last year did the Ironman in Lake Placid (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).”

Kitty Smith Ware C’87 and Steve Ware C’87 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Spencer Thomas Ware, on Aug. 29; he joins brother A.J., who is six. Steve is a law professor and Kitty is currently a full-time mom.

Alice Huffman Birch C’88 W’88 writes, “My husband, Hugh, and I joyfully announce the birth of our third child, Susannah Constance, on Aug. 21. She joins big sister Camille (five) and big brother George (three).”

Howard J. Goldstein EAS’88 and his spouse, Fred Pritchard, co-owners of Golda’s Kitchen Inc., were the sole Canadians named to the biennial list in October’s Gourmet News of “20 Under-40” honorees, people in the gourmet food and kitchenware industry who distinguished themselves before reaching the age of 40. “Golda’s Kitchen ( is the leading Canadian online shopping site for quality kitchenware products, and operates out of its flagship retail store in Mississauga’s Heartland Town Centre,” just outside Toronto.

Dr. Marie Elena Hudzicki Hasson C’88 GM’99 <> e-mails, “I am now chief of psychiatry at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J. My husband, Dennis, and I are thrilled at the progress of our miracle twins, Grace and Willow, who are now two and a half, and were born at HUP, thanks to the fetal-surgery department at CHOP who fixed our Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.”

Dr. Jill Delfs Maki C’88 Gr’95 <> e-mails, “We welcomed our second daughter, Catherine, in August. She joins big sister Caroline, who was born in June 2001.”

Maura McCaffery C’88 <> e-mails, “My husband and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Grace Anne, on May 20. We live in Cambridge, Mass., where I practice environmental law.”

Ellen G. Purdy W’88, Conshohocken, Pa., in September joined IPR International LLC, a provider of electronic vaulting and data-recovery services, as vice president of strategic planning. Previously she was manager of business-consulting services at Kreischer, Miller & Co. She serves on the board of advisers for TaraTape, Inc., in Fairless Hills.

Robert Zimmerman C’88 <> e-mails, “I was promoted in August to vice president, media relations, for Fox News. Among my responsibilities are overseeing the publicity for Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera. I am also the proud uncle of Samantha and Gabriel, whose parents are Fred Zimmerman C’84 and Fran Zimmerman GEd’81, and grandparents Harris Zimmerman Ed’46 GEd’47 and Marcia Gerwitz Zimmerman Ed’55 GGS’98.”

John Budd W’89 married Rebecca Blake on Aug. 31 in the Caribbean, and celebrated with a reception in Chicago on Sept. 29. At the reception were David Allen C’91 W’91, Lucy O’Malley Brady W’91, Dan Noel C’90 G’91, Roy Stone W’94, and Michael Zwerling W’89. All were entertained by Chicago’s pre-eminent Elvis stylist, Mark Hussman. John remains at Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, and can be reached at <>.

Kant Chiang EE’89 and Lynn Lauderdale Chiang W’90 are excited to announce the birth of Ryan Christopher on Sept. 10. “We are enjoying being new parents again, and Kevin loves his little brother.”

Julie Cohen C’89 <> and her husband, Nigel Blower, proudly announce the birth of their son, Aaron August Cohen Blower, on July 7.

Dr. Felicia McMahon G’89 Gr’92, Tully, N.Y., is a research associate in the analysis-and-resolution-of-conflicts program and the anthropology department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Last year she was invited by the Upstate History Alliance to work with a team of scholars on a NEH-funded project, “Twentieth Century Protest in Upstate New York,” which will culminate in a traveling exhibit of historical materials.

Patrick Steel C’89 and Lee Steel joyfully announce the birth of their second son, Conor James Steel, on March 5. Patrick, Lee, Jack, and Conor live in Washington, and can be contacted at <>.

Kuo Bianchini Tong C’89 see Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS’91.


A. Trevor Ackerman C’90 W’90 <> e-mails, “Bonnie and I are pleased to announce the Sept. 14 birth of Ethan Bennett and Rachel Anne. They were welcomed by their two-year-old brother, Samuel Reid. We live in the Philadelphia area, where I am a senior attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, representing the large and mid-size business division of the Internal Revenue Service.”

Douglas Chu W’90 <> e-mails that he and Scott Samet W’90 “are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our candy business, Taste of Nature, Inc. We look forward to another 10 years of success for our candy items Cookie Dough Bites, Sqwigglies, Muddy Bears, Cotton Candy Swirl, and Jolt Energy Rush. Our offices are based in Beverly Hills.”

Neil C. Estabrook III C’90 <> and Nancy Achre Estabrook W’90 <> are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Jessica McLean Estabrook, on May 8, measuring 9lbs. and 20 3/4 inches. “Big sister Grace (three) is already teaching her ‘The Red & The Blue,’ ‘Hang Jeff Davis,’ and ‘Drink a Highball.’” Jessica’s relatives include great-great-uncle Stuart McMurray W’35, grandpa Neil ‘Pete’ Estabrook Jr. W’54, and uncle Ross Estabrook C’92. Neil is a sales engineer for Rockwell Automation in Indianapolis. After more than eight years as an information-systems consultant, Nancy is working as a full-time mommy, part-time Web-page designer, part-time volunteer, and also filling in part-time as interim executive director for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, where she also serves on its board.

Lydia Kay Griggsby C’90 <> recently joined the ABA’s children’s-rights litigation committee. Since 1998 she has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia; she lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Beth Michelman Griston C’90 e-mails, “Phil and I are very pleased to announce the arrival of our second daughter, Isla (pronounced “eye-la”), on June 24. Big sister Molly turned two in September and (so far) is thrilled to have a playmate. The cats aren’t so sure. We are still living in England and I’d love to hear from Penn friends; my new e-mail address is <>.”

Loreto L. Gutierrez Martinez C’90 e-mails, “I am very happy to announce that I married Igor A. Martinez on Aug. 23 in Scotch Plains, N.J. Mary Wallace Donoghue C’92 and Dr. Aaron Donoghue C’92, and their adorable daughter Marion, were among the guests at our wedding. My husband and I live in Bayonne, and are planning another wedding celebration in Santiago, Chile, which is where we both come from.”

Bret Parker C’90 <> and Glenn Popowitz C’90 recently completed the New York City Marathon.

Caleb Pollack EAS’90 <> is an associate in the New York office of the Israeli law firm of Eitan, Pearl, Latzer & Cohen Zedek, LLP, working mainly in intellectual-property law.

Libby Neigbor Ward C’90 G’90 was recently appointed editor of Atlanta Magazine Home, a new quarterly publication sponsored by Atlanta magazine, and also home editor of Atlanta.

Yenii Chen Dex W’91 and her husband, John, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia, on Sept. 28 in Seattle.

Karen Lebiedzinski Freundlich EAS’91, Princeton, N.J., and her husband, Joel, are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Madeleine Jane, on Aug. 20. She joined big sister Grace Karen just in time for her second birthday.

Lisa Letellier Helmrath W’91 e-mails, “My husband, Bill, and I were thrilled to welcome our second child, Ethan, in March. He joins big brother William who was born in June 2000. After Ethan’s birth I left my finance position at MCI to become a full-time mom to my two beautiful sons. I would love to hear from old friends at <>.”

Lance Jacobs C’91 <> e-mails, “My wife, Laurie, and I recently welcomed our second child, Allison Joely, on Oct. 20. She was 7lbs. 7oz. and 19.5 inches long. Mom, dad, and brother Zachary are doing well.”

Lisa Spivack Katz C’91 W’91 and her husband, Steven Katz, are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Arden Michaela, on March 14.

Kate Northrop C’91 writes, “I am an assistant professor of English (creative writing) at West Chester University, as well as a contributing editor at The American Poetry Review. I still live here in Philadelphia. Kent State University Press recently published my first full-length collection of poems, Back Through Interruption.”

Juan Payeras W’91 and Luisa Caro C’92 W’92 “welcomed our first son, Nicolas Payeras, on June 15 in Washington.”

Kelly Flannery Sahler C’91 L’94 and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their son, Conall Flynn, on June 23. They currently live in Peachtree City, a “golf-cart” community about 20 miles south of Atlanta, where she works for the Fulton County Daily Report, the Atlanta legal newspaper.

Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS’91 and Kuo Bianchini Tong C’89, along with Allison (four) and Lucas (two), welcomed Katherine Eleanor on Nov. 8. “Baby Kate was born on a dark and stormy night in San Francisco. Kuo and Tricia are looking forward to increasing Kate billability at Quorum Consulting (, which just turned six.”

Orville R. Walls III C’91 e-mailed, “I switched law firms in October 2001. I now do products-liability and lemon-law defense for a number of the automakers at Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C., in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By the time this gets in I will be married to Tonya Marie Evans on Oct. 26 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Todd Whann C’91 and Peter Chernoff C’91 will be groomsmen in the wedding. I will be sorry to miss Homecoming for the first time in a long time.”

Dr. Andy Burrows C’92 <> e-mails, “In 2001 I finished the combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Texas; my work was in the neurophysiology of abnormal eye movements. I completed a medical internship in New York last year and recently began residency in ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. I am still in close touch with the guys from 4000 Pine, but I’d like to hear from any old friends.”

Chris Conrad W’92 <> e-mails that he has been promoted to a senior vice president in the decision-management area of the card-services business unit of Bank One. Having served 10 years in the credit-card industry, he oversees the team responsible for fraud management and strategic data analysis. He was recently involved in expanding Bank One’s relationship with the Walt Disney Company. Chris stays very close to Penn, literally: He lives at the Left Bank Apartments located just a few blocks from both Center City and the heart of Penn’s campus.

Julio Farach EAS’92 W’92 e-mails, “My wife, Maria Beatriz, and I welcomed our second child into the world on Sept. 24. Big brother Julito turned two in September and he is happy to have a playmate in Javier Sebastian. This summer was quite eventful, since I also changed jobs: we moved from Miami to Tampa, where I joined Capital One as the CFO (financial manager) of Hispanic markets. Please drop us a line anytime at <>.”

Ben Hudgins C’92 <> e-mails, “After a long silence, I’ve resurfaced in New York. Along with a friend, I have started an internet record label, Machine Tribe Recordings. Visit us at ( I also continue to DJ and do other music-related things around the city—all while working a full-time job in computers. Free time is now at a premium, but life continues to be exciting.”

Carla Mayo Meell C’92 writes, “My family and I are still living in Berwyn, Pa., and I am enjoying being a stay-at-home mother to my two daughters, Stephanie (six) and Rachel (four). I home-school both girls and also serve as chair of the board of Heritage School in Wayne.”

Tom Ruprecht C’92 is a writer for the Late Show with David Letterman. “No kids. Not married, but I have had several bad dates if that counts for anything.”

Rhonda Ebert Schnipper C’92 L’95 and her brother, Steven Ebert C’96 GPU’98 L’00, congratulate her husband, Dr. Eric Schnipper C’90, on the opening of his medical practice in New York, InAdvance Health Imaging. He was featured June 24 in The Wall Street Journal in an article detailing the benefits of full-body imaging for preventative care. “Check out the Web site at ( and visit us at Park Avenue on 41st Street, one block south of Grand Central Station.”

Barbara Snitzer Solit C’92 and Dr. David Solit C’91 M’95, and “big sister Abigail are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Rebecca Tamar, on June 5. Barbara is currently taking time off from Credit Suisse Asset Management and David is an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please feel free to reach us at>.”

Denise S. Wolf C’92 and Paul L. Rudick WG’95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious son, Noah Wolf Rudick, on Oct. 4. Noah and his big brother, Caleb, live with their parents in the Chestnut Hill district of Philadelphia. Grandfather Howard Wolf W’59 and uncle Brian Rudick WG’92 dote lovingly on both Noah and Caleb.

Glenn Yeck C’92 reports that all is well in South Beach, Fla. Last summer he was promoted to lieutenant commander and deployed three times with the U.S. Naval Reserves. He hopes things will settle down soon so that he can pursue a career with the Florida Wildlife Commission, where he was offered a slot at the Law Enforcement Academy but had to defer admission due to military commitments. He continues to add work to ( in his spare time, and hopes classmates, teammates, and fellow ROTC officers will contact him through it soon.

Damon Young C’92 <> and his wife, Angela, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dane Michael, on Sept. 19. Dane’s brother, Cole (two), is happy to have a little brother—until he begins playing with his toys. Damon is vice president in charge of the Western markets’ payer services for WebMD Envoy, and they live in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Fredrick H. Zal C’92 <> has been working with the mayor of Portland, Ore., on the city design-initiative team, which is “transforming the process and culture associated with architectural design and construction within the urban core.” The CDIT and Atelier Z are planning a design competition this spring for the Mt. Tabor Reservoir, in conjunction with the Water Bureau and Parks Commission. An earlier project, the Armadillo Zen house, <> is being published in the Seattle Case Study, and shall be available through Peter Miller Books in December.

Tanya Aviv Adler C’93 married David Brian Stein on Chanuka, Dec. 13, 2001, in Los Angeles; her father, Dr. Norman Adler, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and retired founding professor of the biological basis of behavior program, and her brother Ari Adler W’95, were at the wedding, along with friends and family. Tanya is an artist and elementary-school teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David is a saxophonist and accountant in Los Angeles.

Mike Awad W’93 <> e-mails that he and his wife, Diana Morse Awad C’95, are expecting their first child in February. Mike is continuing with the software company he founded in 1999, “still a start-up after nearly four years!” The software product that he wrote is Audit Leverage, for internal auditors. His virtual company has no physical headquarters and has 10 employees around the country, though the tough economy has necessitated some layoffs.

Ari Berman C’93 and Kirsten Berman welcome with love the birth of their daughter, Isabel Naomie, on Oct. 22.

Karen Grimm Berry C’93 GEd’94 <> married Steven Berry on Sept. 28 in Havertown, Pa. Penn friends in attendance included Allison Fink Brody W’93 C’93, Colleen Hammell Johnson C’93, Peter Kalliney C’93 G’93, Deanna Huffman Kashdan C’95, Emily Leong Yu C’93 W’93, and Voula Tsoutsoplides Katsoris C’93. Karen is a teacher at Benchmark School and Steve is an electrical engineer at EFE Laboratories. They recently purchased a home in Springfield.

Dr. Tracy Breen C’93 writes, “My husband, Jason D’Amore, and I welcomed our son, Aidan, on Sept. 13. We live in Manhattan where I am an endocrinology fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.”

John M. Evans GEd’93 e-mails, “My wife, Cathy, gave birth to our first children, twins John and Emma, on Oct. 2. All are healthy and at home. Speaking of home, we moved from South Jersey to the Collegeville, Pa., area this summer. I no longer teach, as I have moved into the actuarial profession with a worker’s compensation and commercial-insurance company. Cathy resigned her position as an office manager with a doctor’s office; she will return to a different part-time nursing position this year.”

Billy Goldstein EE’93 <> e-mails, “My wife, Rachel, and I recently celebrated the first birthday of our son, Moris, who was born on Aug. 17, 2001. We live in Manhattan, where I work as a vice president in Goldman Sachs’ investment-banking division.”

LeRoy A. Landers GAr’93, has been promoted to senior associate in the Portland, Ore., office of Mahlum Architects, where he is lead designer.

Patrick Matthews C’93 W’93 and Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C’94 are delighted to announce the arrival of their second daughter: Claire Ka Yung Matthews was born in Korea on June 17, and Patrick brought her home from Seoul on Nov. 6. (Jennie stayed home with big sister Grace, who is two and a half.) Patrick is a senior consultant with the Demos Consulting Group, and Jennie is home with the girls and writes a column for the Delaware News Journal.

Liz Rizen Shalev C’93 see Aric Shalev W’95.

Michelle Tien C’93 W’93 <> e-mails, “After working in Russia and China for nearly six years, I returned to Penn last year to enroll in the Lauder Institute at Wharton: I will graduate with an MBA and MA in international studies on the same weekend as our 10-year Reunion. Hope to see lots of friends then. I will likely be settling in New York or Washington after graduation.”

Michael R. Unglo C’93 e-mails, “Finally back from a trip to Italia (Roma, Gaeta, Firenze), and am now settled in a new home in Manhattan’s West Village. I am a full-time writer at the medical-ad agency of Omnicom. If any of my fraternity brothers are reading this, please contact me at <>. Faciamus!”

Wendy Saperstein Wiseberg C’93 <> and her husband, Jason, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Devin Nicole, on Aug. 9. Devin joins her big brother Jacob who is now two and a half years old. “We recently moved to Livingston, N.J. Jason is a sales manager at Bloomberg, L.P., and I am enjoying the craziness of staying at home with Devin and Jake.”

Christine Arakelian C’94 <> e-mails, “I recently joined Large Scale Biology Corporation as senior director of business development. I am based in Germantown, Md., but will also be working out of its headquarters in Vacaville, Calif. I will be working in a variety of therapeutic areas, and have primary responsibility for building their biodefense/bioterrorism business. My son, Alexander, is three years old and just started preschool. My husband, Brendan, continues to work at Marriott International as their legal adviser for European and Middle Eastern operations.”

Rita Meyerson Berk C’94 <> e-mails, “I recently celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary with my husband, Daniel Berk; we married on Dec. 15, 2001 at the Harmonie Club in New York with many alumni attending: matron-of-honor Amy Markowitz Goldstein W’94 and bridesmaids Erica Lapidus W’94, Jessica Lieberman C’94 W’94, Nancy Stone Levine C’94, and Lara Sass Sivin C’94; Susan Markowitz Gerson C’96 and Philip Sivin L’96 also shared in the festivities. We live in New York where Daniel is an associate at the law firm Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. and I am a consultant at the human-resources consulting firm Watson Wyatt.”

Dr. Sheetal Chhaya C’94 <> e-mails that she is chief resident in internal medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; she will begin a fellowship in rheumatology at the Cleveland Clinic in July. She is happily engaged to and will marry Dr. Sandeep Patel in March. “Lots of hello’s to fellow Quakers!”

Michael Firstenberg EAS’94 and Dr. Loren Edwards Firstenberg C’94 “would like to introduce our daughter, Jessica Rose, to our extended Penn family; Jess was born on April 9. Please forgive this belated announcement—we’re sleep deprived.”

Amy Markowitz Goldstein W’94 and Neil Goldstein are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Lily Brooke Goldstein, on Sept. 29, who weighed 6lbs. 12oz. They live in Manhattan, where Amy is a vice president in finance at JP Morgan Investment Management and Neil is advertising director of Premiere magazine.

Risa Rosenthal Green C’94 <> and Michael Green W’95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Harper Jaid, on May 14.

Todd Huseby C’94 EAS’94 <> married Laura Schiller within the past year, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. They live in Chicago, where he is a consultant with A.T. Kearney and she is a lawyer. Penn friends celebrating their wedding with them included Michael McClune C’94, Jon Beck C’94 GEd’96, Dave Noble C’93 and Jen Valliere Noble C’94, Ken Hans W’94, Matt Canner C’94, Colleen Lynch C’94, Erik Graber C’91 EAS’91 and Sheara Ginsberg Graber C’91 L’94, Bill McCumber C’92, Mark Hjelle W’91 GPU’95, Kristin Colberg-Harad W’93, Rob Ginsberg W’95 WG’03 and Laura Frank Ginsberg C’95, John Hawkins C’93 GPU’95, and Pete McCarthy EE’63 and Ellen Casey McCarthy CW’65.

Jill Tilzer Jokelson C’94 WG’00 and Derek Jokelson W’94 welcomed their first child, Ryan Jacob Jokelson, on March 18. “He was born at 5lbs. 1oz., and has spent the past few months growing quickly. He is beginning to babble, creep around, smile, and laugh. He is very friendly and would welcome any of his parents’ friends who are in Philly visiting.”

Shira Dvorkin McKernan C’94 <> and Rob McKernan EAS’94 are “proud to announce the birth of our first child, Lilia Ann McKernan, who was born in Paoli (Pa.) Hospital on July 27. The happy grandparents include Daniel Dvorkin C’63. We have recently relocated to Atlanta where Rob took a position as vice president of sales for Philips Electronics.”

James Platt C’94 <> and his wife, Dalia, are happy to announce the birth of their twin boys, Robert and Marc. James’ first book, Sports Immortals, Stories of Inspiration and Achievement, is available in bookstores and at (

Robyn Allen Reifman C’94 and Gary Reifman are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Melissa Beth, on Oct. 25. Melissa joins big sister Stephanie, who is two and a half. The family lives in Emerson, N.J.

Meridith Blank Taylor C’94 <> e-mails, “On April 27, I married Dan Taylor on the 18th green of Harbour Town in Hilton Head, S.C. Beth Penders Rojack C’94, Maggie Friedman Goldberg C’94, and Douglas Blank C’00 were all in my wedding; it was a wonderful event complete with applause from folks enjoying happy hour across the marina. After a fabulous honeymoon golfing and backpacking in Hawaii, we are back in Austin, Tex., settling into our new house.”

Christopher Wilkes C’94 e-mails, “I recently had the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by competing in an ironman triathlon in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Nov. 9—amid surging riptides, torrential rains, and gale-force winds. While it was not the cakewalk I expected, I still managed to complete the 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run (and walk) course with three hours to spare in 13:53:04. And, as if finishing such a race was not cause enough for celebration, I upped the ante even more: trotting down the finishing chute, I held aloft a sign printed with the plea Marry me, Staci! To which I received an emphatic Yes, Yes, Yes!, a gasp from my intended, Staci Feldman, as I handed her the ring from my pinky, and a tender ‘Ugh! You’re sweaty!’ A full recap of the day’s events can be found at ( I would love to hear from some old friends at <cmwilkes>. For now, I think I’ll have a donut and sit on the couch for a while.”

Brian Albert W’95 e-mails he has almost completely overcome his battle with liver disease. He celebrated his continued health with his new bride, Chrissy Brown, at their Boston wedding on Oct. 12.

Diana Morse Awad C’95 see Mike Awad W’93.

Jeremy Chiappetta C’95 <> married Christie Smith on Aug. 3; they met almost four years ago while both taught in New York as part of Teach For America. Penn was well represented, as groomsman Tim Brown W’96 celebrated alongside Bob Feingold G’67, Stephanie Feingold C’95, Jason Feinstein C’95, Andrew Goodale EAS’95, Matthew Robinson C’96, David Mestre G’96, and Liz O’Flanagan C’97. Jeremy earned his MBA from Yale in May and now works as a strategy consultant for IBM in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Christina S. Chu M’95 GM’99 in August became an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine; she is currently the Physician Champion for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. And she is a member of the editorial board of the Web site OncoLink of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Her primary research interests are immunotherapies and novel chemotherapies for gynecologic malignancies.

Dr. Harris Cohen C’95 <> e-mails, “I married Jamie Katz on Oct. 26 at the Westin Philadelphia. The wedding party included best man Brian Kestenbaum C’95 and Dr. Jay Menaker C’94, with guests Brad Prutkin C’95, Adam Hertzog C’95, Darin Morgan C’94, and Dr. Sharon Nemser Rudo C’95. After honeymooning in Hawaii, I returned to my chief residency in family practice at Abington Memorial Hospital and Jamie to her job as a project manager at Medical Broadcasting Company.”

Jorge A. Diaz C’95 <> married Sylvia C. Pace on May 26, 2001, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Jorge’s brother, Robert L. Diaz C’00, was the best man and alumni attending were Kareem Massoud W’96, Valerie Cashour C’95, Anna Figueras C’97, and Sean Steinmarc W’98. Jorge and Sylvia met in the fall of 1996 while attending Fordham Law School; he is with the firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York and she is a vice president with American Express.

Lindsay Gruber Dunham C’95 married Christopher Dunham on July 6 at her parents’ home in Ross, Calif. Among the alumni who attended the wedding were bridesmaids Celeste Perron C’95, Ligia Mendez C’95, Amanda Steck C’95 and Jen Lighter C’95, along with Pat Goodwillie W’95, Loren Mendell C’95, Amy Bloom C’96, Amy Markov C’95, Sara Wells C’95, Catherine Rosato C’95, Hedyeh Parsia W’95, Laura McDonald C’95, Michael Levin W’95, Heather Disque C’95, Kym Ganeles C’95, Stephanie Perron C’96 L’02, Marta Borinksy C’97, Steve Birndorf C’94, C. Dary Dunham C’65, Jim Carter C’65 and Jean Beebe Carter CW’68, Rick Brand C’61, and David Weiner C’61. Lindsay and Chris live in New York, where she is currently a high-school English and history teacher at The Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem and he is getting his master’s degree in media and technology at Columbia University. Lindsay’s e-mail is <>.

Dr. Andrea Heberlein C’95 <> e-mails, “I’ve finished my Ph.D. in neuroscience, and am now a postdoctoral fellow in the psychology department, back at Penn! Would love to hear and see old Penn buds now that I’m back on the East Coast.”

Jason Hyatt EAS’95 <> married Dr. Claudia Cenedese of Rome in Terracina, Italy, on Sept. 28. “Penn graduates attending were my father, Gerald Hyatt CE’56, my sister, Andrea Hyatt C’91, and Kevin Stockmann W’93. It was great to have my family and friends come all the way to Italy for a dinner and setting that can only be described as a long way from West Philadelphia. Claudia and I live in Woods Hole, Mass., where I am pursuing a Ph.D. in physical oceanography in the WHOI-MIT joint program, and Claudia is a faculty member. See you in Antarctica!”

Dr. Jason James C’95 and his wife, Lisa, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Spencer Harris James, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2020, on Sept. 28. Jason performed the bris on Oct. 6; attending were Bart Rubin W’94, Robert Francis C’95, and Jeffrey Toback W’95. Jason will complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in June, and is looking forward very much to joining his father in private practice in Miami. “We welcome e-mails from any of our old Penn friends at <>.”

Felipe Jordao EAS’95 <> e-mails, “Earlier this year I finished my MBA with a dual major in finance and statistics from the Stern School of Business at NYU, and switched careers from technology to financial modeling. I now work as a ‘quant’ with Moody’s KMV.”

Sarah Kotler C’95 and her husband, Doug Kotlove, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Sophie Hannah; born on Sept. 21, she weighed in at 6lbs. 4oz. Honorary “aunts” Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C’95, Jessica Pollock C’95, and Marci Walner Ryvicker W’95 rushed to Washington to meet little Sophie. Sarah will be returning to her position as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter.

Paul L. Rudick WG’95 see Denise S. Wolf C’92.

Aric Shalev W’95 e-mails, “My wife, Liz Rizen Shalev C’93, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Maxwell Joshua Shalev, on Sept. 6. We currently live in San Francisco, where I am a director of acquisitions at Westbrook Partners and she is now a full-time mom. We are absolutely thrilled to be parents!”

Michael Bentley Nu’96 <> and his wife, Elana, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Alyssa Jayne, on Nov. 7. Michael graduated from the U.S. Army’s anesthesia-nursing program in early December and received his MSN from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center. He currently is a CPT in the Army and will be stationed in Colorado Springs after graduation.

Joshua Deringer C’96 married Ellen Korobow L’00 on Aug. 17 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Adam Forsted C’96, Adam Granite W’96, Adam Miller C’96, Adam Sanders C’96, David Selvers W’96, Chad Shusman W’96, Peter Weidman W’96, and Seth Wilentz C’96, and many other alumni joined in the celebration.

Emily Dillof C’96 married Mich Coker over Labor Day weekend with the breathtaking backdrop of the Sedona mountains in Arizona. William Dillof C’70 gave the bride away. The wedding party included usher Tom Dillof C’00 EAS’00, maid-of-honor Kerry Luisi EAS’96, and bridesmaids Leslie Kaas Pollock C’96, Samantha Mender C’94, and Dr. Lainie Schwartz C’96. Other alumni attending were Keith Mounsey W’96, Jake Glaser C’96, Dr. Ilene Lee Siringo C’96, Sharone Levy C’96 (who sent in this note), Elizabeth Kanavich GEd’98, and Michael Pratt W’96. Emily and Mich met while both at the University of Arizona law school; they honeymooned in Fiji and recently moved to Seattle.

Lester Grant C’96 writes that for his 29th birthday celebration in November his friends won the lottery for him. After a fantastic dinner Lester’s friends presented him with a New York Lotto ticket that came in a winner. An actor based in New York, he will use the money to produce and star in Lonesome As You Go, a semi-autobiographical play. He will also use his new-found wealth to conduct a tour of the London theater, Italian opera, and Japanese kabuki theater. Other alumni at the celebration, and who will participate in the tour, were Gregory Buck C’00, D. Graham Robinson C’96, Sangho Byun EAS’96 W’96, Jesse Goldstine C’96, and Gui Karyo EE’94. Lester is eager to hear from other alumni in the New York area at <>.

David M. Laigaie GPU’96 is a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Miller, Alfano & Raspanti, P.C., whose practice includes representing corporate whistle-blowers who bring claims on behalf of the federal government. In October he presented “The Growing Whistleblower Threat—and What to Do About It” at the Second Annual Florida Medical Compliance Summit, at which many attendees were corporate compliance or financial officers.

Dr. Wilton Cahn Levine C’96 married Lisa Bard Levine C’98 on May 25 in Boston, at the Downtown Harvard Club. The maid of honor was Jaime Bard C’02 and the best man was Dr. Mark Deshur EAS’96. The wedding party included Rebecca Levine C’01, Hollie Bialek C’98, Marla Danziger C’98, Alex Robinson C’96, and Charlie Stocks W’96. Alumni who also attended the wedding included Alfred Kim C’96, Lori Lazar C’98, Eric Shaff C’98, Manny Yanez C’96 L’01, Christine Yeh C’00 GGS’01, Jim Deshur W’63, Richard Collier W’66 WG’67, and Robert Tuteur W’68. Lisa is pursuing an MD/MBA from Tufts University, and Wilton is an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the son of Dr. Howard Levine C’66 and grandson of the late Wilton H. Cahn W’29.

April J. Freeman McLaughlin C’96 <> and her husband, Daniel P. McLaughlin, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona, on Oct. 10 in Miami.

Natasha Rezek C’96 married Luciano Galavotti on Sept. 1 in Urbania, Italy, and they recently moved into their first home in Plymouth, Mich. She graduated in June 2001 from the University of South Carolina with an International MBA, and currently works in worldwide purchasing/order-to-delivery for General Motors in Detroit. Luciano is a restaurant consultant at Antonio’s Cucina Italiana in Farmington Hills.

Rabbi Aaron S. Ross C’96 writes, “I received my rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University last spring, along with Josh Joseph C’93. I am currently living in Bergenfield, N.J., with my wife, Tzipora, and three children. I am a Judaic-studies teacher in Yavneh Academy in nearby Paramus, and have helped the school develop its new Web site with SchoolsOnINet, a company focused on using the Web to increase and enhance communication between the school and the home.”

Stephen Sanford C’96 married Caitlin Bergin on May 25 in Amherst, N.H., Brian Sanford C’01 and his other brother served as best men, while Jeremy Kahn C’96 and Eric Tienou C’96 were groomsmen and Denise Pothier EAS’92 was a bridesmaid. Also present were Jon-Paul Momsen C’96, Gregory Montanaro C’96 G’99, Adam Mark C’97, Allison O’Brien C’97, and Todd Schuler W’97 and Lindsey Carson Schuler C’99. Stephen and Caitlin currently live in Moscow, where she is a Foreign Service officer serving as staff aide to the U.S. Ambassador; Stephen will work as a research analyst in the U.S. Embassy’s environment, science, and technology section.

Mark Solovy L’96 e-mails, “I founded the Israel America Discovery Fund, a venture-capital fund that invests in Israeli early stage hi-tech and life-science companies. Other partners in IADF include the former CEO of Baxter Israel and the CEO of PCTel (PCTI). In October, IADF was the subject of feature articles in The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Sun-Times. Please feel free to e-mail me at <> if you have an interest in investing in Israel.”

Lauren Abrams Anchin C’97 writes, “It’s been an exciting year for my Penn friends. In March Stephanie Kahane Pomerantz C’97 gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jordan Matthew. Caryn Young C’97 married Andrew Blatt last August in New York; many Penn friends were there to share in the celebration. And Jessica Schreck C’97 is engaged to Peter Bond C’97, and they will marry in June.”

Supti Bhattacharya C’97 is now with the law firm of Sterns & Weinroth in Trenton, N.J.

Hayley Brener C’97 married Adam Kupperman W’97 on Oct. 12 in Phoenix. They met at Penn during their freshman year and currently live in Manhattan. Alumni at the wedding included Vicki Brener Frindell GNu’98, Peter Levine C’97, Seth Fliegler C’97, Samantha Grebow C’97, Eric Reiter W’97, Joshua Gottheimer C’97, Benjamin Harris C’97, Joseph Pollack W’98, Whitney Namm C’98, Brian Werfel C’97, Sandi Shurgin C’97, Dr. Zachary Lutsky C’97, Pamela Weiss W’97, Marcella DeBiase W’97, Pamela Jarosky Harpaz EAS’94, Caryn Meyers Fliegler C’97 and Russ Fliegler C’95, Jillian Grossman C’97, Kimberly Stern C’97, Patrick LeRoy C’97, Lela Jacobsohn C’97 ASC’02, and Wendy Rothschild W’96.

Yali Elkin C’97 and Dr. Avigayil Elkin are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Talia Nava, on Sept. 13 at New York Hospital. She was born at 9:54 a.m. at 6lbs. 10oz. and 19 inches long. Her parents are eagerly looking forward to her Penn graduation in 2024. Yali is a corporate-finance manager at IDT Telecom and Avigayil is a second-year pediatrics resident at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Lauren Fetell C’97 and Brendan Kalb C’97 got engaged on College Green, and will marry this fall in Lenox, Mass.

Lisa Aspinwall Gami Nu’97 writes, “I’d like to share that I recently married Dr. Apoor Gami on Sept. 2, in Naperville, Ill., near Chicago where we met in 1997. Shilpi Kansal EAS’97 was maid of honor. Also attending were Katy Burns-Howard C’97, and Jonathan Good EAS’97. We had a toast to Asaf Presente C’95 for having introduced us at his Halloween party. Apoor and I both work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I am a cardiovascular-research coordinator and he is a cardiology fellow this winter. We always appreciate wishes for another mild Minnesota winter.”

Kimberly Goldstein W’97 <> e-mails, “I married my high-school sweetheart, Ronen Kleinman, in 1999. Michelle B. Hankin W’97, Hindi Wilding-White W’97, and Katherine Minarik C’98 were three of my bridesmaids. I live in California and work as an insurance broker. On Nov. 8, I gave birth to a baby boy named Jacob Gabriel Kleinman (Jack); he was 7lbs. 13oz. and 20 inches long, and will most likely have red hair like his dad.”

Dr Lynn G. Kirby Gr’97 in September was named a research assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine. She is also an assistant member of the Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she had served as a research scientist in its gastroenterology and nutrition division. Her research focuses on the effects of stress on the brain’s serotonin system and the neurobiological aspect of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Elizabeth Dartt Preate L’97, a corporate and securities associate with the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in October was elected to the board of the Justinian Society, an educational, non-profit organization of lawyers whose ancestry is Italian. She is a board member of The Republican Initiative and the National Italian American PAC.

Dr. Marc Richmond C’97 and Donna Marie Caro C’96 W’96 happily announce that they married on April 20 in New Rochelle, N.Y. The bridal party included Jeffrey Rosenbaum C’97, Roopesh Shah W’97, Dr. Gillian Beamer C’96 V’00, and Kerryn Gray EAS’96. Other alumni attending were Tara Bandman C’95, Harlyn Bohensky C’97, Karen Cho C’96, Michael Ciani W’97, Eric Conner C’96, Shari Bart Gottlieb C’96 G’97, Joel Gutteridge W’95, Carolyn Delligatti Gutzmirtl Nu’96, Dan Haley W’96, Joel Hankin C’97 and Michelle Bornstein Hankin W’97, Bernie Hou EAS’95 and Elaine Dwyer Hou EAS’96, Aparna Joshi C’96, Jeffrey Klein W’97, Cecilia Gallagher Lang Nu’98, Ross Levitt C’97, Adam Mark C’97, Ruth Mercado W’98, Dr. Mark Milstein C’97, Katherine Minarik C’98, Kim Noble C’98, Liz O’Flanagan C’97, Raj Prasad C’95, Emily Gold Rosenbaum C’95 GEd’96, Andrew Segall C’96, and Lauren Zaslansky C’96. Donna and Marc currently live in southern Connecticut, where he is a pediatric resident at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University.

Jacqueline Sheehan W’97 <> e-mails, “I married Anthony Claudia on Aug. 17. Our beautiful ceremony started at the historic St. Mary’s Church in Clayton, N.Y., and continued on a cruise to Isle of Pines, his family’s island in the Thousand Islands region, where dinner, dancing, and porch-diving lasted long into the night. My sister, Jill Sheehan Tomb W’99 (who, with her husband Matt Tomb C’98, is expecting her first child on March 26), Renu Lala C’97, and Laura Manies WG’03 were part of the bridal party. We’re currently living in Charlottesville, Va., while I finish my MBA at Darden. Who knows where we’ll end up next.”

Alyse Dann Bodine C’98 married James P. Bodine W’86 WG’94 on Aug. 10 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The bridal party included Stephanie Simon C’97, Tiffany Watkins C’98, Neena Desai C’99, Ashley Nichols Blevins W’98, Benjamin Dietz C’98, Andrew McCormack C’98, E. Gilbert Carpenter W’85, Eric Roberts W’86, Stefan Sklaroff C’86, Martin Ferguson WG’94, Nikolai Sklaroff C’84 W’84, and Kevin McCreadie WG’94. Other alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Elizabeth Gober Bodine NTS’56, Sapna Amin C’98 W’98, Ali Caccavella C’98 GEd’99, Vikram Govindan C’98, J. C. Groon EAS’98, A. J. Joshi EAS’97 W’97, Sarah Leshner C’98, Sonia Survanshi C’98 EAS’98, Dr. Neil Levine C’65, Meredith Ruble C’92, James DelBello C’92, Kimberly Togman C’89, Dr. Jennifer Nissen Carpenter W’87 G’92 G’93 GrW’95, Joseph Watkins C’75 and Stefanie Taylor Watkins CW’75, Dr. Elliott Yolles M’70 GM’74, Jeff Greisch WG’94, Mark Chandler WG’94, McBee Butcher C’89, Stephen Jannetta W’86 L’89 and Nadia Mykytiuk Jannetta C’86, William Rulon-Miller WG’76, Allison Steinberg EAS’92 W’92, Kay Morris Nu’56, Bernice Akers NTS’56, and Barbara Colton WG’88. Alyse is an associate vice president of marketing at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, where Jim is a managing director in investment banking; they live in Philadelphia.

Michel Cogan W’98 and Bill Belden C’97 e-mail, “After first meeting in January of Michel’s freshman year (Bill’s sophomore year) we at last married on April 20, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, Calif. Alumni attending included best man Andy McBrien C’97, bridesmaid Jenny McBrien C’98, Marcus Dahllof C’97, Carl Irace C’97, Jessica Schiffman C’99, Joe Galone W’97, Rachel Jolley C’00, Melinda Patterson EAS’99, August Cole C’97, Corrie Alexander C’97, Jake Watkins C’97 and Lisa Raphaeli Watkins C’97, Jason Sturman EAS’97 W’97, Jed Freedlander C’97, Rebecca Rothman C’97, Tom Chyla C’97, Jeff Lin W’97, Garrett Miller W’99, Mike Murray C’98, Kealy O’Connor C’00, Tom Hough WG’70 and Gail Singer Hough GNu’69. Delighted to be married, we are currently living in Los Angeles, where Michel works for Bain & Company and Bill works in the video-game business.”

Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz C’98 <> and her husband, Parry Berkowitz, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter ZoÎ Tamar Jaffe-Berkowitz, on Oct. 17. Devra is currently in her third year of the Ph.D. program in sociology at Princeton University.

Lisa Bard Levine C’98 married Dr. Wilton Cahn Levine C’96 on May 25 in Boston, at the Downtown Harvard Club. The maid of honor was Jaime Bard C’02 and the best man was Dr. Mark Deshur EAS’96. The wedding party included Rebecca Levine C’01, Hollie Bialek C’98, Marla Danziger C’98, Alex Robinson C’96, and Charlie Stocks W’96. Alumni who also attended the wedding included Alfred Kim C’96, Lori Lazar C’98, Eric Shaff C’98, Manny Yanez C’96 L’01, Christine Yeh C’00 GGS’01, Jim Deshur W’63, Richard Collier W’66 WG’67, and Robert Tuteur W’68. Lisa is pursuing an MD/MBA from Tufts University and Wilton is an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the son of Dr. Howard Levine C’66 and grandson of the late Wilton H. Cahn W’29.

Vicky C. Liu W’98 and Jin H. Lee C’97 joyously married on June 29 in Rochester, N.Y. The bridal party included Caroline Chen EAS’98 W’98, Lily Horng EAS’98 W’98, a co-best man Darian Wong EE’97, and Michael Feng EE’97. A large Penn contingent celebrated the union, including the master of ceremony for the evening, Janas Caruncho W’98, and one of the wedding coordinators, Florence Yeh C’97, as well as Suzanne Anderson C’95, Prabahan Basu EAS’99, Yang Chung EE’97, Chris Hong EE’97, Stephanie Hsu EAS’98 W’98, Farid Ibrahim W’97, John Kwon EAS’97, Raymond Lee EAS’98, Diana Morse Awad C’95, Mario Rodriguez W’98 and Kiren Khan Rodriguez C’98, Elaine Wang C’98, Christine Wong EAS’97 W’97, and Daniel Yeh EAS’98. Vicky and Jin live in New Jersey where she is a project manager at Hewitt Associates, and he is in his final year of his doctoral program in psychology at Rutgers University while working as an intern at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth. They “would love to hear from old friends, especially the 1996-97 RA staff at High Rise South; we can be reached at <>.”

H. Scott Miller C’98 married Christine M. McCarthy on Oct. 20 in Farmington, Conn. Scott Mulhauser C’97 was a groomsman, and alumni attending included Jennifer Axt C’98, Neil Mehta EAS’98 W’98, Katherine Glassmyer C’98, and Alexandra Shaw C’98. In May, Scott received his J.D. and MBA from Boston University’s School of Law and School of Management, and is currently an associate at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., a Hartford law firm.

Christina Park C’98 <> e-mails, “I’m loving my job as a news anchor at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Send me a line if you ever make it down here. If you’re the online type, you can log on and check out my newscasts on RealPlayer, AOL Plus, or Road Runner. Go Quakers!”

Elisabeth Roos C’98 will marry David Leiderman this May in Boston. They plan to celebrate with many alumni, and the wedding party will include Karla Hazlett C’97, Lainie Welsh Leitzell C’97, and Elisabeth’s brother Jonathan Roos C’92. Elisabeth and David are medical students at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel-Aviv; they will graduate this spring before the wedding.

Andrew Sachs C’98 <> e-mails, “On May 18, I got engaged to Rebecca Leroux of Clayton, N.Y. We will be married in the Thousand Islands in August.”

Laurel Siegel C’98 <> e-mails, “I am pleased to announce that I recently became engaged to Brent Landau. I am practicing law in the health-effects group with Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia. Brent practices law with Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll in Washington. Our wedding is planned for August.”

Erin Cassidy Nu’99 married Jonathan Lunman on Oct. 11 at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, R.I. The bridal party included Margaret Jones EAS’99 W’99 and Jessica Tkacs Nu’99; and Liz O’Flanagan C’97, Thomas Boulay C’99, Olivia Voellmicke Nu’99, and Joshua Cutler C’00 were among the guests. Erin and Jon honeymooned in Italy, and live in Cambridge, Mass.; she is a nurse in the MICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and he is a systems analyst at the Debt Exchange.

Marc Edelman W’99 <> e-mailed in September, “In the past six months, I’ve had two sports-law articles chosen for publication and have accepted a position upon graduation with the antitrust group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Thanks to everybody who encouraged me to pursue a career involving sports. I love what I’m doing.”

Kirsten Rabe C’99 in September joined the Chicago law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon as an associate in its litigation practice. She graduated last year from the University of Chicago Law School.


Vanessa Baez C’00 married Dean Oligino on Oct. 12 in a beautiful ceremony in Connecticut. Colleen Dechon W’99 (who sent in this note) was a member of the wedding party, and other alumni attending included Gina Rossitto W’00, Courtney Kammerman Goldstein W’00, Katie Patrick W’00, Steve Fechheimer W’00, Charity Fox C’01, Daniel Doeschner C’00, Ben Schein C’00, and Miriam Joffe-Block C’00. After a two-week honeymoon in Mexico, Vanessa returned to work as a marketing project manager at JPMorgan Chase, and Dean to Thomson Financial as a senior research analyst; they currently live in Hoboken, N.J.

Ellen Korobow L’00 married Joshua Deringer C’96 on Aug. 17 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Adam Forsted C’96, Adam Granite W’96, Adam Miller C’96, Adam Sanders C’96, David Selvers W’96, Chad Shusman W’96, Peter Weidman W’96, and Seth Wilentz C’96, and many other alumni joined in the celebration.

Dr. Samuel C. K. Lee GM’00 is a research associate at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, working on functional electrical stimulation applied to children with spinal-cord injuries and cerebral palsy. He recently received the Chattanooga Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for co-authoring an article in its scientific journal Physical Therapy, on “Maximum Voluntary Activation in Nonfatigued and Fatigued Muscle of Young and Elderly Individuals.”

Susanna Mock C’00 married Andrew Brown W’02 on June 22 at the Washington National Cathedral. The wedding party included maid of honor Sydney Lipman W’01, best man Scott Kend C’02 W’02, and bridesmaids Stephanie Kirsch EAS’01 and Zenia Zaveri C’01. Other alumni attending were Jay Dearborn W’01, Judd Flesch C’01, Adam Fotiades C’02, Tripp Hornick C’02, Laura Kirschbaum C’01, Johanna Licciardello W’00, Gregory Moy EAS’01, and Jonathan Tyburski W’02.

Lt. Jason M. Ebert C’01 returned in November from a six-month deployment to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. He is currently assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Heather Roberts C’01 and Patrick Fisher EAS’01 got engaged on Oct. 7; an outdoor wedding is being planned for late spring or early summer. Heather’s e-mail is <>.

William Ulmer C’01 married Alexis McBride C’01 on Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. The ceremony took place at Olde St. Augustine’s Church, followed by a reception at the Palladium Restaurant. They now live in a suburb just outside of Boston.

Ilan Rosenberg GL’02 in October joined the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor as an associate practicing business litigation.

Carrie Rothfeld GAr’02, last October joined the historic-preservation practice group of Hillier, the national architecture, design, and planning firm. Based in its Philadelphia office, she is working on the restoration, renovation, and expansion of the Farm Show buildings in Harrisburg, the country’s largest, indoor animal-exhibition facility.

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