Dr. Clarence E. Gingras D43 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 W43 <EdJankSr@aol.com> e-mails, It has been an exciting season, following the success of the Ivy League champion mens soccer team. My enthusiasm has been magnified by pride in grandson Robb Jankura EAS03, one of the captains of the 2002 team.
Teodoro Vidal W43, San Juan, P.R., gave a lecture last July at the Smithsonian Institutions 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 C45 G49 Gr61, 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 C47, 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 G50 Gr59 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 companys 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. FA52 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 W52 L55 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 C25 L28, 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 Ed55, in Wallingford; they have two children, a son, who is a business executive, and a daughter, Gayle P. Levy C83 W83, a partner in a New York law firm.
George W. Nordham L52 last year self-published Parables by Jesus, a volume of lessons.
Jeanne Korns Clark Nu53, 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 CW56 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 (www.sallywendkosolds.com).
Dr. Ray Wu Gr56, 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 C57 G61 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 Colonels Team: A Tale of World War I, describing events in the life of Richard Meinertzhagen, was published there in 2001.
Dr. Richard P. Dakin D59 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. W59 WG72 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 W60 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 W60, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is an attorney with Cozen OConnor 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 C60 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 C88, 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 C61 L64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen OConnor, 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 C62 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 childrenwith twin grandsons in Chicago and another grandchild due this year in Providence.
Joseph C. Franchetti W63 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C63 G64 <email@example.com> e-mails that he and Terry Chin Jones CW63 Gr66 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 Administrations Middle East peace process to advanced manufacturing productivity. Our daughters, Lisa Jones EE91 GEE91 and Martha Jones EAS91, and Margaret Jones EAS99 W99, are rushing into the 21st century at warp speed.
Lewis T. Barr W64 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 GAr64, 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 CW65, 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 C65 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 M65 GM72, 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 C67 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 ABAs banking-law committees 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 C67 has joined the private-client-services division of Brill Securities, Inc., in New York as a managing director.
Martin H. Redish C67, 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 Deans Teaching Award at Northwestern.
Ronald L. Kahn W68 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 CW68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C69, 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 councils ethics quarterly.
Judith W. McCue CW69 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 CW69 GCP78 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 CW69 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 C98 L01.
Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez G70, president of Philadelphias 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 C70 Gr76 is the 2002 recipient of the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, Detroit chapter.
Bruce M. Sattin C70 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 C70, a rabbi and certified sport-psychology consultant, has served as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committees Sport Psychology Registry, and spoken on Sport as Competition, Sport as Transformation: Jewish Views at Notre Dame Universitys Conference on Sport, Character and Culture. He is the publisher of The Jewish Sports Connection, a periodical promoting discussion of sport and Jewish life <JewishSports@yahoo.com>. 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 C73: I saw you on The Leeza Gibbons Show and tried to contact them in order to get in touch, but wasnt successful. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
David W. Sweet C70 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 C65 Hon00 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 L71 is chair of the executive committee of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP; a partner in the firms commercial department, he also chairs its corporate and securities-practice group. In October he was elected to the board of the Childrens 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 (www.cctckids.org).
Dr. Roberta Toll SW71, 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 Philadelphias Renfrew Center in early November. She is married to Sheldon Toll C62, a partner of the law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn LLP in Detroit.
Dr. Paul Gingras D72 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 CW72 recently received a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2002 Award from the Childrens 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 C72 writes that, after receiving a masters in architecture from Yale in 1980, he has practiced in Aspen, Colo., for the past 20 years (www.lipkinwarner.com). Currently he is developing a new town 20 miles from Aspen (www.willitscolorado.com). He is married to the painter, Jody Guralnick, and they have two children, Spike (14) and Georgia (10).
Ron Malzer C72 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C72, 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 nations oldest college tabloid) having spent the summer interning for Conan OBrien. 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 CW74, an attorney, note they are mystified and delighted by the interests of their kids.
Dr. Andy Agee Gurand GrE73 (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 <email@example.com>.
Capt. Timothy A. Brown WG74 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 Seamans 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 CW74 <jellis@maxx connect.net> 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 CW74 <firstname.lastname@example.org> went into partnership in 2001 with Andrew L. Schoelkopf, formerly head of American paintings at Christies, 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 CW75 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 C75, 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 C75 GAr77 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 C75 Ch75 <email@example.com> 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 C76 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 diseaseor all of humanity. A tense and topical thriller from the front lines of tomorrows 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 worlds two pre-eminent scientific authorities in gene therapy and genetics.
Dr. Elaine Kuracina D76 e-mails, Im practicing general dentistry in Potsdam, N.Y., where I have been invited to lecture on TMD for the Clarkson Physical Therapy School. Ive 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Michael Miller Gr76, 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 W76 e-mails, The year has taken its toll on me with several infections, pneumonia, and fungi episodes. The good news is Im still alive, and the bad news is that complications have robbed me of significant amounts of lung capacitybut 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 Im 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: youone of the $5,000 prizes, and mea new set of lungs. For details go to (www.CowPattySweepstakes.com).
Dr. Edwin S. Rosenberg GD77 D81 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 Schools faculty and was the first director of Penns implant center; for over 10 years as he was director of the postdoctoral periodontics program.
Dr. Gary J. Stilwell W77 WG84 is a postgraduate student in the School of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh.
Lynn Schoenfeld Abrahamson Nu78 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 C78, and his wife, Kathy Berry, report that William Berry Arensmeyer was born on Feb. 7, 2001.
Paul J. Gibler W78 <email@example.com>, 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 C78 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 Gr78, 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 C79 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C79 <email@example.com> 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. C79 G79, 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 L79 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 ChE79 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 L79 WG79 reports that he has become a member of the New York State Economic Development Council.
Dr. John R. Van Ness Gr79 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 M79 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 societys 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 C80 is director of training in the capital habeas corpus unit of the Federal Public Defenders 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 C80, vice president for conservation policy with The Ocean Conservancy in Washington (www.oceanconservancy.org), 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 C80 G81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 W82 <email@example.com> 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 C82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C82 <MarkWeber1@aol.com> 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 W83 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 GNu84 GrN98 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 C84 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 Departments Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Sima Michaels Dembo C84 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 <email@example.com>.
Andrew Feiler W84 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 (modernprimitive.com/40-40) 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 C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 W84 L87 <email@example.com> 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 C84 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 W84 L87 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 GAr85 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 W85 L88 recently joined the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Fox Rothschild, OBrien & 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 W85 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 C85 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, Yoninathey recently celebrated their 13th anniversaryand their children, Jason (eight) and Libby (five).
Stu Siegel W85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C86 <email@example.com> e-mails, I am now co-owner and vice president of my late fathers 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 fathers death in 1998. My husband, Steven, and I have two adorable daughters, Abby (seven) and Aerin (five).
James P. Bodine W86 WG94 married Alyse Dann Bodine C98 on Aug. 10 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The bridal party included Stephanie Simon C97, Tiffany Watkins C98, Neena Desai C99, Ashley Nichols Blevins W98, Benjamin Dietz C98, Andrew McCormack C98, E. Gilbert Carpenter W85, Eric Roberts W86, Stefan Sklaroff C86, Martin Ferguson WG94, Nikolai Sklaroff C84 W84, and Kevin McCreadie WG94. Other alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Elizabeth Gober Bodine NTS56, Sapna Amin C98 W98, Ali Caccavella C98 GEd99, Vikram Govindan C98, J. C. Groon EAS98, A. J. Joshi EAS97 W97, Sarah Leshner C98, Sonia Survanshi C98 EAS98, Dr. Neil Levine C65, Meredith Ruble C92, James DelBello C92, Kimberly Togman C89, Dr. Jennifer Nissen Carpenter W87 G92 G93 GrW95, Joseph Watkins C75 and Stefanie Taylor Watkins CW75, Dr. Elliott Yolles M70 GM74, Jeff Greisch WG94, Mark Chandler WG94, McBee Butcher C89, Stephen Jannetta W86 L89 and Nadia Mykytiuk Jannetta C86, William Rulon-Miller WG76, Allison Steinberg EAS92 W92, Kay Morris Nu56, Bernice Akers NTS56, and Barbara Colton WG88. 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 W86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 EAS86 W86 <email@example.com> 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 W87 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 C87 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 C87 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, Raveland some original compositions. In November I had a show at The Living Room on Stanton Street in New York; download MP3s on (www.ritsu.com).
Dr. Gary Phillips C87 WG91 M92 GM97 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 W87 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 Gumps, 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 C87 and Steve Ware C87 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 C88 W88 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 EAS88 and his spouse, Fred Pritchard, co-owners of Goldas Kitchen Inc., were the sole Canadians named to the biennial list in Octobers Gourmet News of 20 Under-40 honorees, people in the gourmet food and kitchenware industry who distinguished themselves before reaching the age of 40. Goldas Kitchen (www.GoldasKitchen.com) is the leading Canadian online shopping site for quality kitchenware products, and operates out of its flagship retail store in Mississaugas Heartland Town Centre, just outside Toronto.
Dr. Marie Elena Hudzicki Hasson C88 GM99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C88 Gr95 <email@example.com> e-mails, We welcomed our second daughter, Catherine, in August. She joins big sister Caroline, who was born in June 2001.
Maura McCaffery C88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 W88, 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 C88 <email@example.com> e-mails, I was promoted in August to vice president, media relations, for Fox News. Among my responsibilities are overseeing the publicity for Bill OReilly and Geraldo Rivera. I am also the proud uncle of Samantha and Gabriel, whose parents are Fred Zimmerman C84 and Fran Zimmerman GEd81, and grandparents Harris Zimmerman Ed46 GEd47 and Marcia Gerwitz Zimmerman Ed55 GGS98.
John Budd W89 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 C91 W91, Lucy OMalley Brady W91, Dan Noel C90 G91, Roy Stone W94, and Michael Zwerling W89. All were entertained by Chicagos pre-eminent Elvis stylist, Mark Hussman. John remains at Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kant Chiang EE89 and Lynn Lauderdale Chiang W90 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 C89 <email@example.com> and her husband, Nigel Blower, proudly announce the birth of their son, Aaron August Cohen Blower, on July 7.
Dr. Felicia McMahon G89 Gr92, 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 C89 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kuo Bianchini Tong C89 see Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS91.
A. Trevor Ackerman C90 W90 <email@example.com> 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 W90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that he and Scott Samet W90 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 C90 <email@example.com> and Nancy Achre Estabrook W90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. Jessicas relatives include great-great-uncle Stuart McMurray W35, grandpa Neil Pete Estabrook Jr. W54, and uncle Ross Estabrook C92. 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 C90 <email@example.com> recently joined the ABAs childrens-rights litigation committee. Since 1998 she has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia; she lives in Silver Spring, Md.
Beth Michelman Griston C90 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 arent so sure. We are still living in England and Id love to hear from Penn friends; my new e-mail address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Loreto L. Gutierrez Martinez C90 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 C92 and Dr. Aaron Donoghue C92, 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 C90 <email@example.com> and Glenn Popowitz C90 recently completed the New York City Marathon.
Caleb Pollack EAS90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C90 G90 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 W91 and her husband, John, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia, on Sept. 28 in Seattle.
Karen Lebiedzinski Freundlich EAS91, 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 W91 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 Ethans 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 <email@example.com>.
Lance Jacobs C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C91 W91 and her husband, Steven Katz, are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Arden Michaela, on March 14.
Kate Northrop C91 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 W91 and Luisa Caro C92 W92 welcomed our first son, Nicolas Payeras, on June 15 in Washington.
Kelly Flannery Sahler C91 L94 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 EAS91 and Kuo Bianchini Tong C89, 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 (www.quorumconsulting.com), which just turned six.
Orville R. Walls III C91 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 C91 and Peter Chernoff C91 will be groomsmen in the wedding. I will be sorry to miss Homecoming for the first time in a long time.
Dr. Andy Burrows C92 <email@example.com> 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 Id like to hear from any old friends.
Chris Conrad W92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 Ones 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 Penns campus.
Julio Farach EAS92 W92 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 <JFarach@mba2000.hbs.edu>.
Ben Hudgins C92 <email@example.com> e-mails, After a long silence, Ive resurfaced in New York. Along with a friend, I have started an internet record label, Machine Tribe Recordings. Visit us at (www.mtrec.com). I also continue to DJ and do other music-related things around the cityall while working a full-time job in computers. Free time is now at a premium, but life continues to be exciting.
Carla Mayo Meell C92 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 C92 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 C92 L95 and her brother, Steven Ebert C96 GPU98 L00, congratulate her husband, Dr. Eric Schnipper C90, 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 (www.inadvancehealth.com) and visit us at Park Avenue on 41st Street, one block south of Grand Central Station.
Barbara Snitzer Solit C92 and Dr. David Solit C91 M95, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Denise S. Wolf C92 and Paul L. Rudick WG95 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 W59 and uncle Brian Rudick WG92 dote lovingly on both Noah and Caleb.
Glenn Yeck C92 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 (www.yeckart.com) in his spare time, and hopes classmates, teammates, and fellow ROTC officers will contact him through it soon.
Damon Young C92 <email@example.com> and his wife, Angela, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dane Michael, on Sept. 19. Danes brother, Cole (two), is happy to have a little brotheruntil 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 C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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, <www.fhzal.com/works> is being published in the Seattle Case Study, and shall be available through Peter Miller Books in December.
Tanya Aviv Adler C93 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 W95, 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 W93 <AwadM@aol.com> e-mails that he and his wife, Diana Morse Awad C95, 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 C93 and Kirsten Berman welcome with love the birth of their daughter, Isabel Naomie, on Oct. 22.
Karen Grimm Berry C93 GEd94 <email@example.com> married Steven Berry on Sept. 28 in Havertown, Pa. Penn friends in attendance included Allison Fink Brody W93 C93, Colleen Hammell Johnson C93, Peter Kalliney C93 G93, Deanna Huffman Kashdan C95, Emily Leong Yu C93 W93, and Voula Tsoutsoplides Katsoris C93. 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 C93 writes, My husband, Jason DAmore, 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 GEd93 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 workers compensation and commercial-insurance company. Cathy resigned her position as an office manager with a doctors office; she will return to a different part-time nursing position this year.
Billy Goldstein EE93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 GAr93, has been promoted to senior associate in the Portland, Ore., office of Mahlum Architects, where he is lead designer.
Patrick Matthews C93 W93 and Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C94 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 C93 see Aric Shalev W95.
Michelle Tien C93 W93 <email@example.com> 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 C93 e-mails, Finally back from a trip to Italia (Roma, Gaeta, Firenze), and am now settled in a new home in Manhattans 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Faciamus!
Wendy Saperstein Wiseberg C93 <email@example.com> 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 C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C94 <email@example.com> 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 W94 and bridesmaids Erica Lapidus W94, Jessica Lieberman C94 W94, Nancy Stone Levine C94, and Lara Sass Sivin C94; Susan Markowitz Gerson C96 and Philip Sivin L96 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 C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 hellos to fellow Quakers!
Michael Firstenberg EAS94 and Dr. Loren Edwards Firstenberg C94 would like to introduce our daughter, Jessica Rose, to our extended Penn family; Jess was born on April 9. Please forgive this belated announcementwere sleep deprived.
Amy Markowitz Goldstein W94 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 C94 <email@example.com> and Michael Green W95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Harper Jaid, on May 14.
Todd Huseby C94 EAS94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C94, Jon Beck C94 GEd96, Dave Noble C93 and Jen Valliere Noble C94, Ken Hans W94, Matt Canner C94, Colleen Lynch C94, Erik Graber C91 EAS91 and Sheara Ginsberg Graber C91 L94, Bill McCumber C92, Mark Hjelle W91 GPU95, Kristin Colberg-Harad W93, Rob Ginsberg W95 WG03 and Laura Frank Ginsberg C95, John Hawkins C93 GPU95, and Pete McCarthy EE63 and Ellen Casey McCarthy CW65.
Jill Tilzer Jokelson C94 WG00 and Derek Jokelson W94 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 C94 <email@example.com> and Rob McKernan EAS94 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 C63. We have recently relocated to Atlanta where Rob took a position as vice president of sales for Philips Electronics.
James Platt C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (www.sportsimmortals.com).
Robyn Allen Reifman C94 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 C94 <email@example.com> e-mails, On April 27, I married Dan Taylor on the 18th green of Harbour Town in Hilton Head, S.C. Beth Penders Rojack C94, Maggie Friedman Goldberg C94, and Douglas Blank C00 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 C94 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. 9amid 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! Youre sweaty! A full recap of the days events can be found at (www.trinewbies.com/phorum/thread-view.asp?threadid=1220&posts=32). I would love to hear from some old friends at <cmwilkes firstname.lastname@example.org>. For now, I think Ill have a donut and sit on the couch for a while.
Brian Albert W95 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 C95 see Mike Awad W93.
Jeremy Chiappetta C95 <email@example.com> 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 W96 celebrated alongside Bob Feingold G67, Stephanie Feingold C95, Jason Feinstein C95, Andrew Goodale EAS95, Matthew Robinson C96, David Mestre G96, and Liz OFlanagan C97. Jeremy earned his MBA from Yale in May and now works as a strategy consultant for IBM in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Christina S. Chu M95 GM99 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 Penns Abramson Cancer Center. Her primary research interests are immunotherapies and novel chemotherapies for gynecologic malignancies.
Dr. Harris Cohen C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I married Jamie Katz on Oct. 26 at the Westin Philadelphia. The wedding party included best man Brian Kestenbaum C95 and Dr. Jay Menaker C94, with guests Brad Prutkin C95, Adam Hertzog C95, Darin Morgan C94, and Dr. Sharon Nemser Rudo C95. 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 C95 <email@example.com> married Sylvia C. Pace on May 26, 2001, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Jorges brother, Robert L. Diaz C00, was the best man and alumni attending were Kareem Massoud W96, Valerie Cashour C95, Anna Figueras C97, and Sean Steinmarc W98. 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 C95 married Christopher Dunham on July 6 at her parents home in Ross, Calif. Among the alumni who attended the wedding were bridesmaids Celeste Perron C95, Ligia Mendez C95, Amanda Steck C95 and Jen Lighter C95, along with Pat Goodwillie W95, Loren Mendell C95, Amy Bloom C96, Amy Markov C95, Sara Wells C95, Catherine Rosato C95, Hedyeh Parsia W95, Laura McDonald C95, Michael Levin W95, Heather Disque C95, Kym Ganeles C95, Stephanie Perron C96 L02, Marta Borinksy C97, Steve Birndorf C94, C. Dary Dunham C65, Jim Carter C65 and Jean Beebe Carter CW68, Rick Brand C61, and David Weiner C61. Lindsay and Chris live in New York, where she is currently a high-school English and history teacher at The Young Womens Leadership School in East Harlem and he is getting his masters degree in media and technology at Columbia University. Lindsays e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Andrea Heberlein C95 <email@example.com> e-mails, Ive 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 Im back on the East Coast.
Jason Hyatt EAS95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Dr. Claudia Cenedese of Rome in Terracina, Italy, on Sept. 28. Penn graduates attending were my father, Gerald Hyatt CE56, my sister, Andrea Hyatt C91, and Kevin Stockmann W93. 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 C95 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 W94, Robert Francis C95, and Jeffrey Toback W95. 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 <JasonJamesMD@hotmail.com>.
Felipe Jordao EAS95 <email@example.com> 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 Moodys KMV.
Sarah Kotler C95 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 C95, Jessica Pollock C95, and Marci Walner Ryvicker W95 rushed to Washington to meet little Sophie. Sarah will be returning to her position as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter.
Paul L. Rudick WG95 see Denise S. Wolf C92.
Aric Shalev W95 e-mails, My wife, Liz Rizen Shalev C93, 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 Nu96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. Armys 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 C96 married Ellen Korobow L00 on Aug. 17 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Adam Forsted C96, Adam Granite W96, Adam Miller C96, Adam Sanders C96, David Selvers W96, Chad Shusman W96, Peter Weidman W96, and Seth Wilentz C96, and many other alumni joined in the celebration.
Emily Dillof C96 married Mich Coker over Labor Day weekend with the breathtaking backdrop of the Sedona mountains in Arizona. William Dillof C70 gave the bride away. The wedding party included usher Tom Dillof C00 EAS00, maid-of-honor Kerry Luisi EAS96, and bridesmaids Leslie Kaas Pollock C96, Samantha Mender C94, and Dr. Lainie Schwartz C96. Other alumni attending were Keith Mounsey W96, Jake Glaser C96, Dr. Ilene Lee Siringo C96, Sharone Levy C96 (who sent in this note), Elizabeth Kanavich GEd98, and Michael Pratt W96. Emily and Mich met while both at the University of Arizona law school; they honeymooned in Fiji and recently moved to Seattle.
Lester Grant C96 writes that for his 29th birthday celebration in November his friends won the lottery for him. After a fantastic dinner Lesters 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 C00, D. Graham Robinson C96, Sangho Byun EAS96 W96, Jesse Goldstine C96, and Gui Karyo EE94. Lester is eager to hear from other alumni in the New York area at <email@example.com>.
David M. Laigaie GPU96 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 Threatand 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 C96 married Lisa Bard Levine C98 on May 25 in Boston, at the Downtown Harvard Club. The maid of honor was Jaime Bard C02 and the best man was Dr. Mark Deshur EAS96. The wedding party included Rebecca Levine C01, Hollie Bialek C98, Marla Danziger C98, Alex Robinson C96, and Charlie Stocks W96. Alumni who also attended the wedding included Alfred Kim C96, Lori Lazar C98, Eric Shaff C98, Manny Yanez C96 L01, Christine Yeh C00 GGS01, Jim Deshur W63, Richard Collier W66 WG67, and Robert Tuteur W68. 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 C66 and grandson of the late Wilton H. Cahn W29.
April J. Freeman McLaughlin C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Daniel P. McLaughlin, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona, on Oct. 10 in Miami.
Natasha Rezek C96 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 Antonios Cucina Italiana in Farmington Hills.
Rabbi Aaron S. Ross C96 writes, I received my rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University last spring, along with Josh Joseph C93. 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 C96 married Caitlin Bergin on May 25 in Amherst, N.H., Brian Sanford C01 and his other brother served as best men, while Jeremy Kahn C96 and Eric Tienou C96 were groomsmen and Denise Pothier EAS92 was a bridesmaid. Also present were Jon-Paul Momsen C96, Gregory Montanaro C96 G99, Adam Mark C97, Allison OBrien C97, and Todd Schuler W97 and Lindsey Carson Schuler C99. 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. Embassys environment, science, and technology section.
Mark Solovy L96 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 <email@example.com> if you have an interest in investing in Israel.
Lauren Abrams Anchin C97 writes, Its been an exciting year for my Penn friends. In March Stephanie Kahane Pomerantz C97 gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jordan Matthew. Caryn Young C97 married Andrew Blatt last August in New York; many Penn friends were there to share in the celebration. And Jessica Schreck C97 is engaged to Peter Bond C97, and they will marry in June.
Supti Bhattacharya C97 is now with the law firm of Sterns & Weinroth in Trenton, N.J.
Hayley Brener C97 married Adam Kupperman W97 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 GNu98, Peter Levine C97, Seth Fliegler C97, Samantha Grebow C97, Eric Reiter W97, Joshua Gottheimer C97, Benjamin Harris C97, Joseph Pollack W98, Whitney Namm C98, Brian Werfel C97, Sandi Shurgin C97, Dr. Zachary Lutsky C97, Pamela Weiss W97, Marcella DeBiase W97, Pamela Jarosky Harpaz EAS94, Caryn Meyers Fliegler C97 and Russ Fliegler C95, Jillian Grossman C97, Kimberly Stern C97, Patrick LeRoy C97, Lela Jacobsohn C97 ASC02, and Wendy Rothschild W96.
Yali Elkin C97 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 C97 and Brendan Kalb C97 got engaged on College Green, and will marry this fall in Lenox, Mass.
Lisa Aspinwall Gami Nu97 writes, Id 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 EAS97 was maid of honor. Also attending were Katy Burns-Howard C97, and Jonathan Good EAS97. We had a toast to Asaf Presente C95 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 W97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I married my high-school sweetheart, Ronen Kleinman, in 1999. Michelle B. Hankin W97, Hindi Wilding-White W97, and Katherine Minarik C98 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 Gr97 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 Childrens 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 brains serotonin system and the neurobiological aspect of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Elizabeth Dartt Preate L97, 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 C97 and Donna Marie Caro C96 W96 happily announce that they married on April 20 in New Rochelle, N.Y. The bridal party included Jeffrey Rosenbaum C97, Roopesh Shah W97, Dr. Gillian Beamer C96 V00, and Kerryn Gray EAS96. Other alumni attending were Tara Bandman C95, Harlyn Bohensky C97, Karen Cho C96, Michael Ciani W97, Eric Conner C96, Shari Bart Gottlieb C96 G97, Joel Gutteridge W95, Carolyn Delligatti Gutzmirtl Nu96, Dan Haley W96, Joel Hankin C97 and Michelle Bornstein Hankin W97, Bernie Hou EAS95 and Elaine Dwyer Hou EAS96, Aparna Joshi C96, Jeffrey Klein W97, Cecilia Gallagher Lang Nu98, Ross Levitt C97, Adam Mark C97, Ruth Mercado W98, Dr. Mark Milstein C97, Katherine Minarik C98, Kim Noble C98, Liz OFlanagan C97, Raj Prasad C95, Emily Gold Rosenbaum C95 GEd96, Andrew Segall C96, and Lauren Zaslansky C96. Donna and Marc currently live in southern Connecticut, where he is a pediatric resident at Yale-New Haven Childrens Hospital and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University.
Jacqueline Sheehan W97 <email@example.com> e-mails, I married Anthony Claudia on Aug. 17. Our beautiful ceremony started at the historic St. Marys Church in Clayton, N.Y., and continued on a cruise to Isle of Pines, his familys island in the Thousand Islands region, where dinner, dancing, and porch-diving lasted long into the night. My sister, Jill Sheehan Tomb W99 (who, with her husband Matt Tomb C98, is expecting her first child on March 26), Renu Lala C97, and Laura Manies WG03 were part of the bridal party. Were currently living in Charlottesville, Va., while I finish my MBA at Darden. Who knows where well end up next.
Alyse Dann Bodine C98 married James P. Bodine W86 WG94 on Aug. 10 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The bridal party included Stephanie Simon C97, Tiffany Watkins C98, Neena Desai C99, Ashley Nichols Blevins W98, Benjamin Dietz C98, Andrew McCormack C98, E. Gilbert Carpenter W85, Eric Roberts W86, Stefan Sklaroff C86, Martin Ferguson WG94, Nikolai Sklaroff C84 W84, and Kevin McCreadie WG94. Other alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Elizabeth Gober Bodine NTS56, Sapna Amin C98 W98, Ali Caccavella C98 GEd99, Vikram Govindan C98, J. C. Groon EAS98, A. J. Joshi EAS97 W97, Sarah Leshner C98, Sonia Survanshi C98 EAS98, Dr. Neil Levine C65, Meredith Ruble C92, James DelBello C92, Kimberly Togman C89, Dr. Jennifer Nissen Carpenter W87 G92 G93 GrW95, Joseph Watkins C75 and Stefanie Taylor Watkins CW75, Dr. Elliott Yolles M70 GM74, Jeff Greisch WG94, Mark Chandler WG94, McBee Butcher C89, Stephen Jannetta W86 L89 and Nadia Mykytiuk Jannetta C86, William Rulon-Miller WG76, Allison Steinberg EAS92 W92, Kay Morris Nu56, Bernice Akers NTS56, and Barbara Colton WG88. 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 W98 and Bill Belden C97 e-mail, After first meeting in January of Michels freshman year (Bills sophomore year) we at last married on April 20, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, Calif. Alumni attending included best man Andy McBrien C97, bridesmaid Jenny McBrien C98, Marcus Dahllof C97, Carl Irace C97, Jessica Schiffman C99, Joe Galone W97, Rachel Jolley C00, Melinda Patterson EAS99, August Cole C97, Corrie Alexander C97, Jake Watkins C97 and Lisa Raphaeli Watkins C97, Jason Sturman EAS97 W97, Jed Freedlander C97, Rebecca Rothman C97, Tom Chyla C97, Jeff Lin W97, Garrett Miller W99, Mike Murray C98, Kealy OConnor C00, Tom Hough WG70 and Gail Singer Hough GNu69. 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 C98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C98 married Dr. Wilton Cahn Levine C96 on May 25 in Boston, at the Downtown Harvard Club. The maid of honor was Jaime Bard C02 and the best man was Dr. Mark Deshur EAS96. The wedding party included Rebecca Levine C01, Hollie Bialek C98, Marla Danziger C98, Alex Robinson C96, and Charlie Stocks W96. Alumni who also attended the wedding included Alfred Kim C96, Lori Lazar C98, Eric Shaff C98, Manny Yanez C96 L01, Christine Yeh C00 GGS01, Jim Deshur W63, Richard Collier W66 WG67, and Robert Tuteur W68. 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 C66 and grandson of the late Wilton H. Cahn W29.
Vicky C. Liu W98 and Jin H. Lee C97 joyously married on June 29 in Rochester, N.Y. The bridal party included Caroline Chen EAS98 W98, Lily Horng EAS98 W98, a co-best man Darian Wong EE97, and Michael Feng EE97. A large Penn contingent celebrated the union, including the master of ceremony for the evening, Janas Caruncho W98, and one of the wedding coordinators, Florence Yeh C97, as well as Suzanne Anderson C95, Prabahan Basu EAS99, Yang Chung EE97, Chris Hong EE97, Stephanie Hsu EAS98 W98, Farid Ibrahim W97, John Kwon EAS97, Raymond Lee EAS98, Diana Morse Awad C95, Mario Rodriguez W98 and Kiren Khan Rodriguez C98, Elaine Wang C98, Christine Wong EAS97 W97, and Daniel Yeh EAS98. 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 <email@example.com>.
H. Scott Miller C98 married Christine M. McCarthy on Oct. 20 in Farmington, Conn. Scott Mulhauser C97 was a groomsman, and alumni attending included Jennifer Axt C98, Neil Mehta EAS98 W98, Katherine Glassmyer C98, and Alexandra Shaw C98. In May, Scott received his J.D. and MBA from Boston Universitys School of Law and School of Management, and is currently an associate at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., a Hartford law firm.
Christina Park C98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Im loving my job as a news anchor at CNNs world headquarters in Atlanta. Send me a line if you ever make it down here. If youre the online type, you can log on and check out my newscasts on RealPlayer, AOL Plus, or Road Runner. Go Quakers!
Elisabeth Roos C98 will marry David Leiderman this May in Boston. They plan to celebrate with many alumni, and the wedding party will include Karla Hazlett C97, Lainie Welsh Leitzell C97, and Elisabeths brother Jonathan Roos C92. 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 C98 <Andrew.B.Sachs.C98@alumni.upenn.edu> 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 C98 <email@example.com> 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 Nu99 married Jonathan Lunman on Oct. 11 at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, R.I. The bridal party included Margaret Jones EAS99 W99 and Jessica Tkacs Nu99; and Liz OFlanagan C97, Thomas Boulay C99, Olivia Voellmicke Nu99, and Joshua Cutler C00 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 W99 <MarcEdelman@aol.com> e-mailed in September, In the past six months, Ive 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 Im doing.
Kirsten Rabe C99 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 C00 married Dean Oligino on Oct. 12 in a beautiful ceremony in Connecticut. Colleen Dechon W99 (who sent in this note) was a member of the wedding party, and other alumni attending included Gina Rossitto W00, Courtney Kammerman Goldstein W00, Katie Patrick W00, Steve Fechheimer W00, Charity Fox C01, Daniel Doeschner C00, Ben Schein C00, and Miriam Joffe-Block C00. 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 L00 married Joshua Deringer C96 on Aug. 17 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Adam Forsted C96, Adam Granite W96, Adam Miller C96, Adam Sanders C96, David Selvers W96, Chad Shusman W96, Peter Weidman W96, and Seth Wilentz C96, and many other alumni joined in the celebration.
Dr. Samuel C. K. Lee GM00 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 C00 married Andrew Brown W02 on June 22 at the Washington National Cathedral. The wedding party included maid of honor Sydney Lipman W01, best man Scott Kend C02 W02, and bridesmaids Stephanie Kirsch EAS01 and Zenia Zaveri C01. Other alumni attending were Jay Dearborn W01, Judd Flesch C01, Adam Fotiades C02, Tripp Hornick C02, Laura Kirschbaum C01, Johanna Licciardello W00, Gregory Moy EAS01, and Jonathan Tyburski W02.
Lt. Jason M. Ebert C01 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 C01 and Patrick Fisher EAS01 got engaged on Oct. 7; an outdoor wedding is being planned for late spring or early summer. Heathers e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
William Ulmer C01 married Alexis McBride C01 on Oct. 12 in Philadelphia. The ceremony took place at Olde St. Augustines Church, followed by a reception at the Palladium Restaurant. They now live in a suburb just outside of Boston.
Ilan Rosenberg GL02 in October joined the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Cozen OConnor as an associate practicing business litigation.
Carrie Rothfeld GAr02, 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 countrys largest, indoor animal-exhibition facility.
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