36 Herbert K. Sloane C36 in October received the Order of the Tower Award from the Pennington School Alumni Association. A former Arizona administrative judge, he does pro-bono legal work. He also continues to fly: a member of the 80-and-over flyers group of Lifeline Pilots Association, he flies poor people to medical facilities around the country.
43 Dorothy Madway Sampson CW43, a licensed clinical social worker, writes that she co-wrote The Healing Journey Through Retirement: Your Journal of Transition and Transformation, published by J. T. Wiley & Son in 2000. In addition, I have served for the past 16 years as a special advocate in the Juvenile Court of San Diego County; I advocate for children who have been placed in foster care because of neglect or abuse.
48 Harold Bigler W48 in November was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He began his athletic career in 1943 as captain of the Taylor Allderdice High School football team in Pittsburgh; he went on to play for Bucknell University in 1944 before transferring to Penn in 1945, where he lettered and played center. He is an avid golfer and tennis player.
Dr. Philip Rizzo C48 G49 Gr59 wrote The Sounding of Horns, which is set in the Italian neighborhood of South Philadelphia in the 1920s; it was published by America House Book Publishers last year.
52 Mary Deputy Brubaker Nu52 GEd56 was presented in October with the Founders Lifetime Service Award by the Eastern Mennonite High School Alumni Association. She was a 1932 graduate of that school in Harrisonburg, Va.
Emily Pritchard Cary CW52 has written The Ghost of Whitaker Mountain (2002), which she describes as, At face value, it is light reading, a fluff of romance in a trouble-weary world, but this Penn- and Pennsylvania-inspired novel is based on contemporary events, state history, archaeology, research, and prodding by Dr. Frederick Jones (my senior adviser) to write about the mysteries that bedeviled my ancestors: 50 years later, I found the time to do his bidding. This novel will be followed in 2004 by the publication of two more, one inspired by my summer as a graduate student on a Southwest Indian reservation (courtesy of a Penn fellowship), and another based on current wildlife and immigration difficulties in Patagonia. And then theres one brewing that tackles the influence of folklore in Wales. Ah, retirement!
Robert (Luke) Schwartz W52 has been appointed to the taxation committee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, in addition to being a continuing member and past-chair of the Mid-America Tax Conference, a joint presentation of the society and the St. Louis Bar Association
53 John J. DiMino WEv53, Jeffer-sonville, Pa., wrote A Soldier and IBM Machines in World War II, published in 2001 and available from the Historical Society of Montgomery County. It describes his experiences with a records unit, especially during the Nazi siege of Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge
55 Dr. Norman N. Cohen M56 GM60 assumed the presidency of the Pennsylvania Society of Gastro-enterology in September and serves until September 2005. The first gastroenterologist in Philadelphia to realize the potential of fiberoptic endoscopy, he trained GI fellows at Penns Medical School in the techniqueand his plumber, whom he helped endoscope a drain pipe and pinpoint an obstruction. Currently he maintains a private practice in gastroenterology, and is clinical professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and chief of the GI department at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He enjoys teaching, and is an avid fisherman: affectionately known as Stormin Norman, he pursues his objectives the same way he fishes, with intensity and tenacity.
George J. Merva CCC55, Springfield, Pa., on Nov. 10 celebrated 50 years at Penn: he is a laboratory administrator in the pathology department of the Medical School. A former Marine, he met his now-deceased wife, Josephine Mariana, while they attended evening classes at Penn. A registered nurse, trained at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, she liked to joke she gave up the opportunity of a Penn B.S. for her Mrs. Mr. George is known to several generations of medical students, as well as many researchers and faculty. All six of his children are college graduates and four went to Penn: Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey Nu76, a nurse practitioner in Phoenix; George Jr., a realtor; Michael J. Merva FA82 GFA88, an AIDS-research specialist at Penn; Jean Merva Bulmer Nu80 GNu85, a clinical specialist; John R. Merva W85, an attorney; and David Merva, an engineer.
56 Chhaganbhai Bhakta C56 wrote in November, Last summer we went for a week to Yellowstone Park with senior citizens of the Asian Indian Seniors Association (and on a week-long cruise to Alaska). It was a memorable journey, with a beautiful view of Gods Country. Someone in our group said, Heaven came to greet us. Summer 2002 we went to see Panama and the Panama Canal with a couple from England. Hospitality was great, and I took lots of pictures. This month we are going to India for a four-week trip through the South, visiting old classmates, friends, and relatives, and attending meetings, &c.; we shall be back by mid-February. I still do yogic exercises and maintain my vegetarian diet. Have a great 2004!
58 Miriam Strauss Einhorn CW58 has been appointed by Chelten-ham Township to its economic redevelopment task force. She has served for 18 years on the township citizens advisory committee. and was the real estate adviser to the LaMott and Wyncote boards of historical and architectural review. She sells residential and commercial real estate for Prudential Fox & Roach, and is their vice-president of career opportunities.
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59 Dr. Harold P. Koller C59 was included in Americas Top Doctors, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. last year. A pediatric ophthalmologist with offices in Philadelphia, Meadowbrook, Pa., and Voorhees, N.J., he is the past-chair of the ophthalmology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, former councilor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, and chair and CEO of The Halo Centers, Inc. And he serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, The Review of Ophthalmology, and The Eyenet magazine.
Robert Morris Skaler Ar59, a forensic architect and architectural historian, has collected historic photos of Broad Street for 40 years. His second pictorial history, Philadelphias Broad Street, South and North, was published last year by Arcadia Publishing in its Images of America series. His earlier book in the series was West Philadelphia, University City to 52nd Street.
60 Denise Scott Brown GCP60 GAr65 Hon94 was honored in September by the Moore College of Art and Design with its Visionary Woman Award. She and her husband, Robert C. Venturi Hon80, are principals in the Philadelphia-based architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown. She serves on the board of overseers of the University Libraries.
Dr. Patricia Herlihy G60 Gr63, emeritus professor of Russian and Soviet history at Brown University, wrote The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia, published last year by Oxford University Press.
William Boyd Katz W60 wrote a number of poems following Sept. 11, including Prologue. The catastrophe of 11 September,/ then remember the tribulations of/ mankind. Civilizations sign, the/ prologue need to that evolving/ psyche deed, to that which is/ honor and justice fine.
Prof. Jonathan Rose C60 has made another installment to his acquisitions of rare works of English legal history for the Ross-Blakely Law Library at Arizona State University; using his stipend as a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, he bought over 75 volumes from a private British collection.
61 Stephen A. Cozen C61 L64, Philadelphia, founding chair of the law firm of Cozen OConnor, has endowed Penns first law-firm professorship, the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law Chair. He was quoted, I regard my Penn Law education as the foundation for my accomplishments. I am thrilled that Pat OConnor and our executive committee decided to share a portion of our success with the institution that launched my career, and the futures of so many of our firms finest attorneys. Cozen serves on the Penn Law Schools board of overseers and the advisory board of its Institute for Law and Economics. He founded the firm in 1968, and has seen it grow from six lawyers to more than 470 lawyers practicing in 19 offices in this country and an office in London; it is now ranked among the largest 100 U.S. law firms.
Robert Parry G61 Gr67 retired in September as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; with 17 years service, he was the longest-serving president of a federal-reserve bank. In his term he was active in civic organizations, helping found the Bay Area Economic Forum, the Bay Area Council (a public-policy organization of the regions largest employers), and he strongly supported community capital-investment initiatives in the poorest neighborhoods.
Michael A. Varet W62 is a partner of the New York law firm of Piper Rudnick LLC. He was recently named to the board of Scenic Hudson, a nonprofit environmental organization and separately incorporated land trust that works from Manhattan to the Adirondacks foothills. He and his wife, Elizabeth Rosenwald Varet, are energetic supporters of its opposition to a large coal-fired cement plant and mining complex proposed for Columbia County.
65 Zola Bryen CW65 G81 <BZola@aol.com> recently completed ceramic-tile murals for the arts-in-transit project of the PATCO Speedline, which connects South Jersey to Center City Philadelphia. The murals in the Ashland and Lindenwold stations resemble quilts and are combinations of her tiles and mosaic panels. She has been collaborating with architects and designers, making custom tiles in ceramic and glass for public-art projects and private clients.
Beverly R. Budin CW65 is a partner in the family-wealth-management group of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning and estate and trust administration. She recently joined the board of Philadelphia-based Maternity Care Coalition, which provides community-based outreach, education, and support to improve maternal and child health and well-being.
Warren Lieberfarb W65, who recently completed more than 20 years as the head of Warner Home Video, was appointed to the board of Digital Theatre Systems and Sirius Satellite Radio. In October he received the DÈcoration des Arts et Lettres from the French Minister of Culture and Communication at a ceremony at MIPCOM (the International Market for Audiovisual Content) in Cannes. The minister said, Thanks to Warren Lieberfarb, the miracle of DVD became a reality. He played a pivotal role in bringing the entire home-entertainment industry behind a single format. Never in the history of consumer electronics has a technology been so rapidly and widely adopted. Upon receiving the tribute, Warren commented, My affection for this country is long-standing and runs very deep, and to receive this DÈcoration from the Government of France makes me feel both proud and humble. My frequent visits to this country have made me aware of the unique love for film of the French people, and the unique contribution of France to world cinema. I am deeply honored by this award. The success of DVD in Europe was due significantly to a shared belief of many of the leading figures in the French film industry. A trustee of the University, serving on the trustees nominating and development committees, Warren Lieberfarb also is an overseer of the University of Pennsylvania Library and serves on the undergraduate advisory board of The Wharton School. And he serves on the board and is a trustee of the American Film Institute. He is married to Gail Kamer, a portfolio manager with a Los Angeles investment firm, who is chair of the National Mental Health Awareness Committee; Warren takes a very active interest in his three stepchildren and his two grandchildren.
66 Dr. Stephen L. Green C66 is an infectious-diseases specialist who has been in private practice in Southeast Virginia since 1977; he is also a professor of clinical internal medicine on the voluntary faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Last year his first book, The Art of Medical Consulting: A Practical Guide, was published by Medcon Publications. He and his wife, Sue, have established a charitable foundation, Sedona, Ltd., that collects unused, unexpired drug samples and medical supplies from doctors offices, hospitals, and home healthcare agencies, which are then made available to non-governmental medical charities working abroad.
Robert I. Toll L66 is chair and CEO of Toll Brothers Inc., a luxury-home building company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. A longtime advocate of providing educational opportunities to students in need, in October he made a major gift to expand the Albert and Sylvia Toll Scholarship Fund at the Penn Law School, tripling to 15 the scholarships given every year. I believe that anyone who wants to go, and gets in, should not have to struggle to both pay for and succeed at the Law School, he said. A member of the Penn Law School board of overseers, he established the fund in 1991 in honor of his parents and his fathers love of the law.
Eric R. White GEd67 GrEd75 co-authored the chapter Faculty Advising and Technology in Faculty Advising Examined: Enhancing the Potential of College Faculty as Advisors, published last year by Anker Publishing Company. In 2002 he received the Virginia B. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising presented by the National Academic Advising Association.
68 William J. Glasgow W68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I have recently joined the intellectual-property law firm of Fish & Neave as its chief operating officer; my new office is in New York.
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Randy Rolfe CW69 wrote The Four Temperaments: A Rediscovery of the Ancient Way of Understanding Character and Health, published in 2002 by Marlowe & Co. in New York.
David M. Swersky C69 is ecstatic to announce that he and his wife, Jayne Sosland (a Barnard graduate) are the proud parents of Simone Pearl, born on Jan. 22, 2002, and Samuel Asher, born on Aug. 12, 2003. Hopefully, Simone and Asher can continue the Swersky name at Penn by being members of the Classes of 2024 and 2025, respectively.
70 Russ Chandler WG70, an Atlanta entrepreneur, wrote a second novel, Avenged, which was published by RiverOak Publishing in 2002. His first novel, The Last Olympics, arose from his concerns over security at the Olympics: he had created, staffed, and managed the Olympic Village at the Atlanta games in 1996. He and his wife, Sammie, have three daughters; Sammie sponsors children from Third World countries for medical treatment in the U.S.
Sherrie Raiken Savett C70 L73, chair of securities litigation at the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., spoke on a corporate-governance panel at the First Circuit Judicial Conference held last September.
71 Ian M. Comisky W71 L74 is co-chair of the white-collar, internal, and government-investigations group at Blank Rome LLP, practicing in its Philadelphia and Boca Raton, Fla., offices. In October he was a faculty member at the ABAs National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud 2003. And he presented a seminar to the Montgomery County (Pa.) CPA Association entitled Uncovering Your Clients Offshore Asset: The Civil and Criminal Tax Implications.
Dr. Joseph J. Feeney Gr71, professor of English at Saint Josephs University in Philadelphia, co-edited Hopkins Variations: Standing Round a Waterfall, published by the Saint Josephs University Press and the Fordham University Press.
Libby Fischer Hellmann CW71 has published two in a series of mysteries about a Chicago video producer who stumbles across murders and becomes an amateur sleuth: An Eye for Murder was published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2002 and A Picture of Guilt, by the same house last July. Libbys short stories have appeared in both American and British publications; she is a past-president of Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland chapter) and has chaired the Edgar short-story committee. She lives on Chicagos North Shore with her husband, two teenagers, and a beagle, shamelessly named Shiloh.
72 James Greenberg GAr72 in October was appointed managing principal of Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn (EE&K) Architects. Previously he was a principal with The Hillier Group, the national architectural firm, operations director of its New York office, and chief information officer.
Dr. Robert E. Litan W72, vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-wrote Following the Money: The Enron Failure and the State of Corporate Disclosure, published last year by Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Carla M. Messikomer CW72 G85 Gr90 is president of the Acadia Institute, a non-profit center for the study of issues in medical medicine, science, and society. She co-edited, with Dr. Allen Glicksman G84 Gr90, Society and Medicine: Essays in Honor of RenÈe C. Fox, published last year by Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, N.J. and London).
Dr. William G. Woods M72, chief medical officer for the AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, in October was named to its Daniel P. Amos Chair, funded by AFLAC. He also serves as division director for pediatric hematology/ oncology and blood and marrow transplantation at Emory University School of Medicine.
73 Dr. David Felten Gr73 M73 in September was appointed dean of the School of Graduate Medical Education at Seton Hall University. Previously he was professor of anatomy and neurobiology and executive director of the Susan Samueli Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of California at Irvine. His research helped establish the field of pyschoneuroimmunology, and he is currently revising the Frank Netter Medical Illustrations in Neurosciences and is the lead author of the Netters Atlas of Neurosciences, published last year. He is a past recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship.
Barbara Flanagan CW73 <email@example.com> is a writer, designer, and sea-kayaker who trained as an architect. Her new book about floating architecture and neighborhoods in North America, The Houseboat Book (Rizzoli International/Universe), is now available on Amazon.com; it includes her design for an off-the-grid water dwelling of the future. Her product design, the Snap-it-up Organizer, for the MoMA Design Store, is featured in the MoMA Gift Catalog and (www.momastore.org). Based in Bethlehem Pa., she lives with her fun and amazing children, Nat (18), and Gillian (14).
Dr. Adam Garfinkle C73 Gr79 reports that he has been appointed speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning).
Jonathan C. Schoff C73 has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., a national utility engineering and construction firm based in Blue Bell, Pa. He joined the company in 1974. After spending the last almost 20 years living in South Bend, Ind., as division manager of the Great Lakes division then as vice president of the firms Central region, he, his wife, Laura, and their children have relocated to the Collegeville, Pa., area. Jon, who grew up in the Germantown district of Philadelphia, is getting reacquainted with the area and plans to show his three teenagers all that it has to offer: Franklin Field and the Palestra are tops on the list, as well as the Poconos and the Jersey Shore.
Sam Schwab W73 is president of S. Schwab Company, designer and marketer of childrens clothing, which owns Little Me and is the licensee for Ralph Lauren. Prior to his entry into the apparel industry, Sam practiced international law in Washington. And he is parent of two undergraduates, Matthew A. Schwab W04 and Lauren A. Schwab C06. Both children are enjoying Penn immensely. It has been wonderful to re-discover Penn through ones childrens experiences. Sam and his wife, Lyn, currently live in New York, where she studies modern and contemporary art.
Dr. Arthur Segal C73 D76, founding chair of the Hilton Head Island-Greater Savannah Alumni Club, co-hosted the Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament on Labor Day weekend; it raises money for the islands charities to benefit children in need. He had time to reminisce with his classmate, David Naughton C73, star of film and television (including American Werewolf in London), who was an invited guest celebrity.
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74 John H. Forbes C74 has been appointed director of the Zeit Foundation of Hamburg. He will head a department in its New York office. He and his wife, Christina, have three grandchildren, and live in New York and Naples, Fla.
Ethan Russo C74 reports that he has just retired from the practice of neurology after 20 years, to take a full-time natural-products research position as senior medical adviser for GW Pharmaceuticals of Porton Down, U.K. He will continue to live in Montana, but work online and make periodic trips to England. His latest book is Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology, and forthcoming from Haworth Press is Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription. He can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
75 Dr. Mitchell S. Felder C75 <email@example.com> is chair and co-founder of Infectech, Inc., a biotechnology company in Sharon, Pa. It holds 32 patents in microbiology, bioremediation, and cancer therapeutics; he is co-author of 15 of them, three of which appeared in The New York Times patent section. The company was recently acquired by Nutra Pharma Corp., a California biotechnology company. An attending neurologist at the Horizon campus of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mitchell is married and has two sons, Justin and Sam.
Sandra L. Garz GCP75, Philadelphia, has been promoted to vice president and director of strategic operations at Urban Engineers, Inc., where she had been director of facilities business development since joining the firm in November 2002. Previously she was executive director of the local chapter of AIA. She is chair of Philadelphias Charter High School for Architecture and Design, the first its kind in the country. She also serves on the board of Penn Praxis, a non-profit organization co-run by Penns School of Design.
Linda A. Goldstein CW75 in November joined the New York-based law and consulting firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Previously she was chair of the advertising, marketing, and media department at Hall, Dickler, Kent, Goldstein & Wood, LLP, where she also served on its executive committee. Head of the government and legal-affairs committee of the Promotion Marketing Association, she is legal columnist for Response and Direct magazines.
C. Tom Kendrick GEE75 WG75, San Carlos, Calif., wrote Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-proofing Your Project, published last year by the American Management Association. His Web site is (www.failureproofprojects.com).
76 Nina M. Gussack C76 GEd76 is vice-chair of the executive committee and chair of the health-effects litigation practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. In October she was named chair of the drug and medical-device committee of the Defense Research Institute, an international association of trial lawyers and corporate counsel concerned with the defense of civil actions involving pharmaceutical and medical-device litigation.
77 Elisa Menocal Barton C77 writes, In the years since graduating from Penn, I have devoted most of my time to raising four lovely daughters and to teaching foreign languages. The youngest of the girls is a junior in high school and is considering applying to Penn next year. I currently teach a couple of Spanish courses at Villanova University, where I completed a masters degree in 1991.
78 Jeri Hahn-Markowitz OT78 wrote Babies! A Guide to Development and Play in the First Year and Toddlers! A Guide to Development and Play From One to Three Years, both published in Jerusalem last year.
Joseph Weiss GEE78 <JFWeiss@worldnet.att.net> e-mails, I was recently given the opportunity to lead the communications-solutions division at ARINC, Inc., in Annapolis, Md., as vice president and general manager. The division supplies mission-critical business-communications services and solutions to the aerospace, aviation, government, and transportation industries, and is being expanded to include healthcare and other critical infrastructure industries. The business is worldwide in scope and touches 120+ nations.
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Dave Lieber C79 has published a new book, The Dog of My Nightmares: Stories by Texas Columnist Dave Lieber. The book is a collection of 90 memorable stories from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about family, friends and foes. Its available at (www.yankeecowboy.com).
Dr. Seth L. Matarasso C79 is a dermatologic surgeon who maintains a private practice in San Francisco specializing in skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. He was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, and was recently promoted to clinical professor of dermatology.
Amanda Uhry C79 e-mails, After a successful first career in medical public relations, I opened Manhattan Private School Advisors in 2001, a New York-based school-consulting service which grew exponentially and was featured in a front page story in The New York Times and in The Times of London, and on NBC. The firm sees over 1500 families a year and just opened its second division, MPSA College Advisors. My daughter, Arabella, adopted in China as an infant, is in second grade in New York. We divide our time between New York and Ridgefield, Conn. I would love to hear from Penn classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Robert M. Wachter C79 M83 writes, After Penn I migrated to California, where Ive done pretty well in academic medicine. At UCSF, one of the top hospitals and med schools in the country, I now run the medical service and have become a national leader in the organization of hospital care (having led the new field of hospitalistsphysicians who care just for hospitalized patients), and, more recently, in the fight against medical mistakes. Ive just written a book on medical errors, Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind Americas Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. Its being published by Rugged Land Books of New York, and will come out in February. From the press release: They operate on the wrong patient, prescribe the wrong drugs, and leave instruments inside body cavities before closing up. Meanwhile, hospitals spend billions on new gadgets, marble lobbies, and slick billboards, while politicians debate the Patients Bill of Rightseach of them forgetting patients most important right: to be able to trust their caregivers to keep them safe.
80 Dr. Martha W. Driver Gr80, New York, professor of English at Pace University for 22 years, was recognized in October as a Distinguished Professor of Pace University. She has two books coming out this spring, The Image in Print (British Library Publications), about 15th-century English texts and illustrations, and From Beowulf to Buffy: the Medieval Hero on Film (McFarland Publishing), which reflects her classroom use of technology and multimedia to teach medieval literature.
Mitch Teplitsky W80 e-mails, From Penn to Peru: Im finally realizing a dream and making a movie! Called Soy Andina, its a documentary about Peru, dance, immigration, and cross-cultural connections; read about it at (www.soyandina.com). Im still based in New York after all these years and would enjoy hearing from old friends and new <MTeplitsky1@earthlink.net>.
81 Joe Glickman C81, New York, is a freelance writer and who was twice a member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak team; his latest book, The Kayak Companion, was published by Storey Books last year.
Gloria Rosemarin C81 GEd81, Chicago, e-mails, After a brief hiatus, I am back at the helm of Barrington Hart, a human-resources services firm I have managed since 1991. We offer payroll management, recruitment and workforce planning, and employment-information services to growing businesses. I would love to work with fellow alumni, contact me at <email@example.com>. Also, I serve as coordinator of the Roundtable here, a consortium of alumni representatives from the Ivy League and 7 Sisters clubs. We have sponsored some terrific cultural, social and community service events.
Susan Rudofsky Schwartz C81 married David N. Schwartz on Sept. 21 at Beth Sholom, the synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Elkins Park, Pa. She has freelanced in the commercial-film production industry for the past 10 years. He is a senior partner at Gow & Partners in New York, a global firm specializing in corporate governance and board search. He participated in U.S.-Soviet nuclear-weapons negotiations during the first Reagan Administration and has published several books on national-security policy.
Antonio Uribe C81 in October was appointed senior vice president in the corporate-banking department of Union Planters Bank in Miami. Previously he was president of Rosemead Management, Inc., a management-consulting firm.
82 Miriam Benson C82 writes, My husband, Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen, and I just had our fourth child, Noam Benson-Tilsen, born June 17. He joins Gilah (13), Tsvi (11), and Tova (six). I am working as regional director of the Connecticut Valley region, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Dr. Barry Blecherman EE82 G91 GrW94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Sarah and I are thrilled at the arrival of our daughter Kayla on Aug. 20 as are big sisters Shayna (seven) and Mira (five), and big brother Joshua (three). I am now associate dean for undergraduate education and innovation at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn and I look forward to hearing from old friends.
Dr. Martha Pennington Gr82 is professor of linguistics and the first dean of faculty at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Previously she served as the Powdrill Professor of English Language Acquisition and the head of the Language Research Centre at the University of Luton in the U.K. She had once taught and served as an administrator at Penn. She has written Language in Hong Kong at Centurys End, The Computer and the Non-Native Writer, and Phonology in English Language Teaching.
Dr. Kenneth M. Rose C82 see Jayne S. Ressler C89 W89 L94.
Reuben C. Warshawsky C82 L85 has become chief operating officer for Zeller Realty Corporation, a Chicago-based company that with its affiliates owns, manages, and leases office buildings and commercial properties in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Indianapolis. Previously he was a partner with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, a Chicago law firm. He and his wife, Tami, and their two sons live in Deerfield, Ill.
Andrew Wels W82 <email@example.com> was named chief regulatory counsel of TD Waterhouse Group, Inc., and general counsel of TD Waterhouse Capital Markets, Inc., the equity-trading subsidiary, which markets in over 500 Nasdaq and OTC securities. He lives in Rye Brook, N.Y., with his wife, Lauren, who manages her own consulting firm for direct marketing, their son, Matthew, and their daughter, Erica.
Lawrence H. Wertheim C82 W82 has opened a law firm along with two partners, Himelman, Wertheim & Geller, LLC, in Old Bridge, N.J. Previously with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel in Woodbridge, he specializes in commercial-business matters, including restrictive-covenant litigation and community-association law. He is chair of the franchise-law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and contributed to New Jersey Condominium and Community Association Law, published by Gann Laws Books. And he serves on the board of Marlboro Jewish Center.
83 Andrew Nadel W83 and Wendy Ferber W87 L93 are owners of Pride Products Distributors LLC, a distributor of promotional products and corporate gifts, in Springfield N.J. (www.pride-products.com). The company made Inc. magazines 2003 list of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the country, as it had a growth of 383% over five years. After a career selling bonds on Wall Street, Andrew quit to fulfill his dreamto own and run his own businessand started Pride Products. Wendy had been practicing corporate law at Anderson, Kill & Olick in New York for some years. After her first child she took some time off, until Pride Products grew too big for one person to run alone and joined Andrew in 1999: they have been running it together ever since. She notes, I never thought I would be running my own business. That was never part of my long-term career plan but all my experience at Wharton, in finance, and corporate law prepared me for the challenges. Thats what keeps the work fresh. I am constantly reaching out to fellow alumni to seek their advice and find out what works and what does not. The network you create at Penn and Wharton is invaluable. They live with their two daughters in Short Hills.
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Lori Lipsky C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My son, Benjamin, was born on Feb. 3, 2003; he joined his big brother Matthew, who will be four in January. I also just changed careers, and am now a legal recruiter. My husband, Rob Robertson, and I live with our family in Princeton, N.J.
Hon. Victor J. Wolski C84 W84 in July was confirmed and began service as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Cooper & Kirk at the time of his nomination. Prior to that he had worked in the U.S. Senate as general counsel to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as tax counsel to Florida Senator Connie Mack; earlier he had litigated constitutional-law cases at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a non-profit, public-interest law organization based in Sacramento, Calif. Judge Wolski and his wife, Lisa, live in Arlington, Va.
85 Howard Abramson C85 married Ann Marie Spinelli on Aug. 31 at their house in the Hollywood Hills. The wedding also constituted a mini-PUC reunion insofar as alumni attending the wedding included Jon Hafter C85, Alexandra Welker C83, Adam Dolgins C86, Robert Rosenheck C89, and Mauri Zeff C88, all of whom worked with Howard producing concerts while at Penn. Howard is currently a partner at Behr Abramson Kaller, a transactional-entertainment law firm in Century City that specializes in motion pictures, television, and interactive media. His clients include Neal Moritz (producer of The Fast and the Furious, XXX, Sweet Home Alabama, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls, and I Know What You Did Last Summer), Jay Roach (director of the Austin Powers franchise and Meet the Parents), Tim Daly (star of Wings, The Fugitive), Len Wiseman and Danny McBride (director and writer of Underworld), Bernie Goldmann (producer of Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Taking Lives), Tobe Hooper (director of Poltergeist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Katia Lund (co-director of City of God), and Newmarket Films (which produced and distributed Memento, The Mexican, The Skulls, Cruel Intentions, and Whale Rider).
Brenda Anderson C85 e-mails, Gday from Down Under! My husband, Gary, and I are proud to announce the birth of our third child, Eric George Anderson, on May 5. He joins big sisters Rachel (six) and Sophie (four), who are quite chuffed at having a little brother. Id be happy to hear from any of my old Penn buddies at <email@example.com>. If anyone is planning a trip to my adopted country of New Zealand, Id be pleased to give tips and advice.
Jack Cohn C85, Cherry Hill, N.J., has joined the law firm of Cozen OConnor as a senior member in its insurance-coverage practice group in Philadelphia. Previously he was with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, where he practiced in its business-litigation and complex-liability, surety, and fidelity practice groups.
Scott Miller WG85, and his wife, Julie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Reid, on June 15; he is also welcomed by his big sister Madelyn. The family lives in Dallas.
Dan (Petreanu) Perry EE85 e-mails, After earning a masters degree in computer science from Columbia in 1986, I radically changed gears and became a journalist, returning to a vocation that was something of a childhood sweetheart. I landed at the Associated Press, where I have served as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. I am currently the AP bureau chief in Jerusalem, and the chair of the Foreign Press Association there as well. I am married to the wonderful and long-suffering Iris, a teacher, and we have two amazing little daughters, Israel-born Maya and Puerto Rico-born Noa. Its a long way from Locust Walk, but Id love to hear from any of my old classmates who might be in the area <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Which reminds me: along the way, my name somehow morphed into the less exotic but more pronounceable Dan Perry.
Linda Simensky C85 in October was named senior director of childrens programming for PBS, based in Alexandria, Va. Previously she was senior vice president of original animation at the Cartoon Network and oversaw the development of Dexters Laboratory and Samurai Jack; earlier she was with Nickelodeon, where she helped launch Doug and Rugrats. Linda was also named to the Multichannel News and Women in Cables Wonder Woman Class of 2003.
Farley Weiss C85 e-mails, Since I left Penn in 1985, I went on the pro-tennis tour for one full year and achieved a ranking of around 750 in the world; then I retired and went to law school and became a lawyer. In November 1998 I married Jessica, and recently we were fortunate to have another girl, Daniella Leah, who was born on Aug. 27. She joins her brother, Benjamin, soon to be four, and sister Aliza (two). I am a trademark and copyright attorney practicing in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the patent firm Weiss, Moy & Harris, P.C., with among other people my brother Craig Weiss C95. Jessica takes great care of the kids and does part time work as an immigration attorney. I can be reached at my e-mail address at email@example.com>.
Jennifer Whitlock C85 writes to say, Im fired! St. Clares Outpatient Behavioral Health closed its Franklin, N.J., location, and Im fired from my job as psychotherapist. The good news is that I sold a short story called Sex with his Ex, and it will be appear in the anthology Swing! Third Party Sex, to be published by the Venus Book Club.
86 John Paul Basile W86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My wife, Sophie, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Florence Isabella, on Aug. 25. She is granddaughter of Frank Basile W53. We live in Manhattan, where we continue to fight the call of the burbs, limited space notwithstanding.
Phillip Isom W86, a partner with the Manhattan-based law firm of OMelveny & Myers LLP, was named among the countrys top African American lawyers in the November issue of Black Enterprise magazine. The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, New Yorks bar association for black attorneys, is also going to present him with a Lawyer of the Year award on May 12.
Henry Kahwaty C86 G88 Gr91 has been promoted to director at LECG, an economics and finance consulting firm. He and Mary Dooher C85 GEd86 have moved to London, where he works on European antitrust and competition-law projects; they enjoy living in the U.K., though their two children are not so sure. Molly has started taking piano lessons. The family hopes to get in a lot of travel over the next few years.
Michael L. Penn C86 is professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College and an affiliate professor of psychology at Landegg International University in Switzerland. He co-wrote Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem, published recently by Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Inc.
Nathan Wilson FA86 GFA92 had a show of his landscapes at Bostons Chase Gallery in December.
87 Miriam Wolfson Banerji C87 GEd92, who writes under the name Meredith Bond, writes that her first book, a Regency romance, entitled Miss Setons Sonata, will be published in January by Kensington Books. Another book, Wooing Miss Whately, is due out in June.
Wendy Ferber W87 L93 see Andrew Nadel W83.
Lisa A. Freeman C87 G91 Gr95 has been appointed acting associate dean for the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This spring she will be a visiting associate professor of English at Duke University.
Keith E. Gottfried W87 e-mails, I was recently promoted from general counsel to senior vice president for corporate affairs for Borland Software, a Silicon Valley software company, one of the more well-known software companies in the world and a leading provider of software-development and application-infrastructure solutions. I live in San Jose, and can be reached at <Kgottfri@yahoo.com>.
Dana Dellinger Newswanger W87 married Brian L. Newswanger, president of Adantes Architects, on June 14 at Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia. Family and close friends celebrated heartily until the wee hours with dinner and slam-dancing at the Union League. Definitely a successful party! Brians son, Garrett (14), was best man and his daughter, Whitney (16), was maid-of-honor. We live and work in Center City and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Kerry Sherin Wright C87 was appointed in September the first director of the Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. For six years she was director of Penns Kelly Writers House, which last year inaugurated the annual Kerry Sherin Wright Prize, honoring her achievements as director.
88 Dan Bollerman C88 married Leslie Norman on Sept. 6 at Kirk-patrick Chapel in New Brunswick, N.J. Alumni attending were Neil Bernstein C88, Colin Boyle C88, Paul Brodsky MtE89, Ed Gefen C88, Thomas Hill C88, Kevin Mills C90, and Jay Seliber W90. We live in Wood-bridge. I am a sports writer for the Bloomberg news service, while Leslie is a research librarian for Bloomberg and pursuing a MLIS at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.
NiaLena Caravasos W88, Philadelphia, has been in practice with F. Emmett Fitzpatrick L55 for more than six years, and recently became a shareholder. She will continue to concentrate on federal and state criminal defense.
Michael A. Gold C88 W88 and Jennifer Smith Gold C91 G94 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Maxwell Gold, on July 7 at 2:59 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz., and measured 20 1/8 inches. Benjis big sister Sarah is nearly three. Michael is a partner at Baker Botts, LLP, in Washington; the Golds live in Arlington, Va., and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Linda Pearlman Kraner C88 and Kenneth N. Kraner C88, Potomac, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Talia Bern, on May 29. She was also welcomed by her big sisters, Alison and Evie, and her grandparents, Susan and Richard L. Kraner C53 and Cathy and Samuel S. Pearlman C63 L66.
Teri Mendelsohn C88 and Richard Lethin joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Saskia Lore, on Oct. 23. She joins sister Harper Ingrid (three).
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Samantha Britell Levine W89 and her husband, Jeffrey, are thrilled to welcome son Duncan, who joins older brother Beckett.
Jayne S. Ressler C89 W89 L94 and Dr. Kenneth M. Rose C82 are delighted to announce that they married in an intimate wedding in New York on July 26. She is an instructor of law at Brooklyn Law School and he is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Manhattan. They would love to hear from old Penn friends: Jayne at <email@example.com> and Ken at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kuo Bianchini Tong C89 recently completed his local running trifecta consisting of the Bay to Breakers, the San Francisco Marathon, and the Bridge to Bridge. Although he completed the marathon in over four hours, not one was billable to his firm (www.quorumconsulting.com).
90 Sara Barth C90 is the new California-Nevada regional director for The Wilderness Society, overseeing its work to protect the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite, the Black Rock Desert, Big Sur, the California Desert, and other public lands in the two states. For the past three years she served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), focusing on natural-resources issues.
Dr. Andrew D. Cutler C90 has been promoted to senior project director at Integrated Marketing Associates, LLC, a marketing research and consulting firm in Bryn Mawr, Pa. In his two years as a project director with the firm, he directed qualitative research projects on major illnesses.
Robert S. Lytle W90 and Nicole Lewis Lytle C90 e-mail that they have moved again! Robert has joined the London office of The Parthenon Group; we are planning to stay in London for two years and then return to Boston. With almost 14 years of marriage, three kids, seven interstate moves, and one international move, the years since leaving Penn have certainly been busy. Catch up with us, <email@example.com>.
Jonathan Mandell GFA90 wrote in early October, I just received some terrific news: Hallmark Cards has elected to use my mosaic images [Alumni Profiles, September-October] for a line of cards in their Tree of Life division; they are starting out with my Western Wall mosaic. Look for me in your local card shop soon.
Paul R. Maurer EAS90 sold his company, Streamsoft, LLC, to Manhattan Associates, an Atlanta-based supply-chain-execution software vendor. He will stay in Chicago as a senior director, managing both Manhattans slotting-optimization software and Streamsofts existing product, FlowTrak. Prior to starting up Streamsoft, he received an MBA from the University of Michigan before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers SCM-consulting division.
Michael McTigue C90 and Diane Haag McTigue C90 joyfully announce the birth of John Patrick (9 lbs. 4 oz.) on Sept. 30. He joins big sisters Julia (almost six) and Natalie (almost three). Mike is a litigation partner in the Philadelphia firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP. Although Diane still practices law on a very part-time basis, she is enjoying the busy times at home with the kids full-time.
Iris Lior Posternack C90 and her husband, Gary Posternack, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Maia Drina, on Sept. 7 in New York. Iris is deputy chief development officer for individual gifts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Maia looks forward to playing with cousins Ethan Lior (father, Ron Lior EAS93 W93) and Michael and Melanie Kavaler (mother, Jill Posternack Kavaler C87 M91 GM93).
Margot Kahn Rosenbaum C90 e-mails, My husband, David Rosenbaum, and I welcome our second daughter, Natalie Elizabeth, born March 12th. She joins older sister Amelia (three). We are all doing well and living in Chicago. I recently left my job in investment research at William Harris Investors to become a full-time mother <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ellen Solomon C90 was elected a member of the law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif., in the fall of 2000. She writes that on the heels of her successful victory at trial for Hewlett Packard in its case against Walter Hewlett in 2002, she married venture capitalist and longtime beau Ira Ehrenpreis at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu; attending were Debbie Glazer C90 and Andrew Weiner EAS90 W90. Ten and a half months later, Ellen and Ira celebrated the birth of their first child, Lindsay Elyse, on July 16. As Ellen put it, Its been quite a year and a half! The Ehrenpreis clan lives in Menlo Park.
91 Monica Flores C91 <email@example.com> and her husband, Miguel Angel, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Daniel, on April 26 in Madrid. She is on a leave of absence from her job as business-development manager for Yves Rocher, the French cosmetics firm.
David Fryer C91 and Terry Lubin welcome their first child, daughter Elie Noah Lubin, who was born Sept. 24. Both daddies are beaming with pride.
Jennifer Smith Gold C91 G94 see Michael A. Gold C88 W88.
Robin Lemberg Greif C91 and Louis Greif welcomed their second child, a baby girl, Aerin Emmanuelle, on Aug. 19. She joins big brother Zack, who is now almost two.
Dr. Jay Grossman G91 Gr92, assistant professor of English at Northwestern University, wrote Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation, published last year by Duke University Press.
Lynn Marx Jordan C91, Short Hills, N.J., announces her promotion from senior independent consultant to star recruiter with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Having taken a break from her law career to raise two small children, she started a new part-time career with Mary Kay; and now that Sarah (five) and David (three) are busier at school, she has moved on with Mary Kay to train and mentor other women who are looking to build their own businesses. Based in Dallas and celebrating its 40th anniversary, Mary Kay is currently the leading provider of skin care and color cosmetics in this country. Anyone interested in Mary Kay products or career opportunities, should send Lynn an e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or check out her Web site at (www.marykay.com/shoplynn). Lynns husband, Rich Giangiordano Jordan C91, reports that he is enjoying suburban life and his new position at Tiffany & Companys corporate offices in Parsippany; he can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Lauren Katz Kluger C91 and Matthew Kluger are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Leigh, on Nov. 5. She joins her proud big brother Aidan, who will be three in January. The family lives in Tenafly, N.J.
Christina Gallo Lyons C91 writes, Last spring I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys Team in Training and committed to raise at least $4,500. In exchange, the society sent me to Ireland in October to run in the Dublin City Marathon as a member of the team. Over 6,000 fundraising dollars and 600 training miles later, I completed my first marathon in 3:49:40. I ran in honor of my mother-in-law, who passed away from leukemia when my husband, John Lyons C90, was a freshman. Thank-you to all of our friends who donated to this wonderful cause! John and I live in Northern New Jersey with our two beautiful and energetic children, ages six and four. John is a marketing manager for Hoffman-La Roche. Since graduating from college, he has become an avid rock climber. I am a pediatric occupational therapist, practicing in a private clinic in Chester, N.J., as well as in New Yorks early-intervention system.
Sanjay Udani EE91 W91 GEE92 GEng98 Gr99 e-mails, After many, many years at Penn working on my doctorate, I graduated in 1999 and started work in the D.C. area for Verizons technology labs. I havent exactly left Penn yet though: Im an adjunct faculty member so Im back every week in spring to teach. The summer and autumn were hectic, but in a good way: I ran a marathon, got engaged to Julie Fix (we are having two weddings this winter!), bought a new place, and survived Hurricane Isabel. It would be great to hear from friends Ive lost touch with <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
92 Brenda Shaw Doll C92 and her husband, Paul Doll, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alena McKensey, on March 19. We are enjoying life in suburban Boston and would love to see any old friends if youre up in New England, so please drop us a line <email@example.com>.
Jeanne Ehrenkranz Fogel C92 WG97 and Darren Marc Fogel W93 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eliza Hilde Fogel, on June 29.
Gerald Gilliard EAS92 wed Nygina Mills on Aug. 30 at the Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, S.C. She is employed as an attorney with the federal government, and he graduates from Georgetown University Law Center this year and seeks to practice intellectual-property law in the Washington metropolitan area. He would certainly welcome hearing from any old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jeffrey S. Jacobson C92 GPU93 and Janice Jackson Jacobson C93, who met as freshmen on the third floor of Hill House, married on Oct. 25 at the Franklin Institute. Sara Rutstein C92 and Brian Study W92 were in the bridal party, and other alumni present were Jeffreys parents, Dr. S. Kenneth Jacobson C60 M64 and Carol Glickman Jacobson CW66, as well as Patrick Ede EAS96 W96, Scott Goldberg W94, Melissa McFerrin C92, Gayle Meyers C92, and Jason Pesile W95. Were living in New York now. Jeff <email@example.com> is a litigation attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton. Janice <firstname.lastname@example.org> works on Broadway as an associate company manager, previously for Mamma Mia!, and more recently for Never Gonna Dance.
93 Ilana Esterrich-Portway W93 <email@example.com> e-mails, My husband, Julian Portway, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Madeline Abigail Portway, on July 22, who weighed 6 lbs. and 21 inches. Shes a happy, playful baby, and were thrilled to have her in our lives. As proud new parents, we think shell be prime Penn material when her time comes. I am still working at General Mills in Minneapolis and will be rotating out of the Betty Crocker baking-products division into another division and a new finance position upon my return from maternity leave. Julian continues his marketing work at 3M in St. Paul.
David Franklin EAS93 W93 and his wife, Beth, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twins, Emma Paige and Jacob Scott, on May 14. Everyone is doing great at home in Newton, Mass. We can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Brian C. Newberry C93 e-mails, After seven years at the big firm, I and two partners have founded a boutique litigation firm in Providence where we handle commercial cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Going without a net is a bit scary, but I cant imagine working for someone else again. Its exhilarating! I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Brian Peterson EAS93 GEd97 e-mails, It was great seeing all of my Class of 1993 friends last spring for our 10th Reunion. Since then my wife, Faith Cottrell C94, and I have had our second child, Jalen David. My second novel, Spoken Words, hit the stores in the fall. Check (www.chance22.com).
Jennifer Trupkin Pollak C93 writes, My husband, Wayne Pollak, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Risa Miriam, on May 13. She joins her big brother, Julian, who is two. The first person I knew with the name Risa was the mother of my Penn roommate, Gilda Mann Zimmett C93, and I always loved it. I finished my fellowship in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery in December, and have joined the gynecology faculty at the University of Miami. Wayne is a cardiologist in North Miami Beach. We have settled in Hollywood. It is hard to believe that it has been more than 10 years since graduation, and I am just finishing all my training. Although life has become a real juggling act, I feel blessed to have a healthy and happy family as well as an exciting career.
Brian W. Shaffer C93 joined the partnership of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in October. He is part of the firms litigation group in Philadelphia, handling primarily product-liability, construction, and class-action matters. He and his wife, Julie Yang Shaffer C93, live near the Art Museum with their two-year old daughter, Sabrina.
Max W. Thomas Gr93, an associate in the Cleveland office of the Ohio law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP who practices in its litigation group, was admitted to the Ohio bar in October. He had recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Dr. Steven Van Dam C93 writes, Allyson and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son David Henry, on Oct. 2. Like a peanut, he weighed in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. I continue to practice internal medicine at the North Shore Medical Center near Boston, while Allyson takes a break from her career in advertising to spend time with David.
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Dorcy Siegel Clark C94 GCP95 married Bruce McKenzie Clark on April 26 in Dallas. They will continue to live in Dallas where she is the downtown-development coordinator for the city. He was happy to have numerous family members and friends attend the wedding from his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Dorcy and Bruce had a blast at their wedding and were thrilled to have a number of alumni attend: Jessica Setnick C94, Debbie Lowenkron Robinowitz C94, Erica Fleischmann C95 W95, Casey McLaughlin Carragher C94, Jill Eskin Smith C94, Scott Williams W94, Ben Holman C94, Mark Farrell C94, Josh Markman C96 WG04, Greg Jacobs C93, Nancy Newmark Liffmann WG95 and Reid Liffmann WG95, and Ronald Newmark W54. We missed others, including Jennifer Charney C95, Ed Michvech C94, Pep Williams C94, Mike Kroll W94, Mike Roub C94 and Lisa Aaronson Roub C95, Bryan Wick C94, Marc Jacobs C93, and Michael Markman W68. Dorcy can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Kim Freeman C94 just became board-certified in oncology, under the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, after completing a three-year residency in Houston. She recently relocated to Portland, Ore., where she joins a multi-doctor private referral practice. She is enjoying her new-found freedom from schooling by spending her free time in the great outdoors of Oregon, and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Derron Simon EAS94 and Carol Castasus Simon Nu94 write, We are happy to announce the birth of our son, Andrew McKeaige, at HUP on March 17.
Dr. Vera (Zubarev) Ulea Gr94, lecturer in Slavic languages at Penn, wrote A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film, published by the Southern Illinois University Press in 2002.
Young Yun C94 e-mails, I gave birth to beautiful Samantha Ki-Young Lee on Nov. 16, 2002, and my husband, Matthew Lee, and I have been enjoying every minute with her. Im still in New York, and back at work at American Express doing industry relations and strategy for the restaurant and entertainment industries. Friends can e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
95 Bridget Blaney C95 writes, I wanted to share the good news that Rachel Bernstein C96 married David Savoie of Montreal on Sept. 20. They had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel overlooking the water. Rachel (who played ice-hockey at Penn), met Dave at a local rink where they both play pick-up hockey. They recently purchased their first home in Wilmington, Mass. And she just started work at Boston Private Value Investors as a technology analyst, after earning her MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Alumni who helped celebrate were Rachels mom, Natalie Sharp Bernstein CW68, myself, Corinne Duvall C96 GEd98, Michelle Sheridan Adams C96, Jeanne McCabe Nu96, Matthew Fredericks C96, Alissa Kaplan C96, Karen Jones C95, and Rachel Volkman Kushel C96. Lastly, I wanted to share that I will be marrying Kevin Sullivan of Wakefield, Mass., this summer.
Priscilla T. Elliott C95 is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She co-wrote Cracker Ingenuity: Tips From the Trailer Park for the Chronically Broke, published by St. Martins Press last year. It is said to follow in the tradition of White Trash Cooking.
Dr. Navneet Khera GEd95 Gr95 is a senior partner of Kaleidoscope Associates, a training and education consultancy, and a senior research fellow at the Lewisham NHS Trust in Sheffield, U.K. He is an adviser to the European Unions ComitÈ des RÈgions for issues and policies involving discrimination and social inclusion. His wife, Patty, is a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield.
Jennifer Elizabeth Lewis C95 and her blushing groom Aron Greenberg C95 <email@example.com> are very pleased (not to mention tardy) to announce that we up and got married on June 8. Joining us were Matthew Bass C95 L99 and Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu94 (along with Tovah Bass in utero), Matthew Lewis C91 EAS91, David Mays EAS95, Whitney Rayles C95, Grace Ming Lee C95, Sean Kinsell C95, Dan Berman C95 and Beth Popp Berman C95, Renee Ryerson C94, Josie Lehrer C95, Jon Friedman C94, Carolyn Kelson C93, and Ed Isser (theater-arts lecturer). Soon after, we moved to D.C., where Aron is working for the White House Office of Management and Budget and Jennifer is doing research for a novel, with the working title Sleeping Until Noon.
Jonathan G. Mantell C95 married Wendy M. Pollack C98 on Aug. 16 at the New York Botanical Garden. There were many alumni present, including bridesmaids Melissa Oppen Enns C98, Jody Girgenti C98, and Lara Parker C98, and groomsmen Matthew Gainsley C’95, and Ted Kartzman C’95. Other Penn people there to share the special day were Gabirelle Heimann Schickler C97 and Craig Schickler W97, Jesse Jacobs C97 WG04, Joanna Murstein C97, Nate Mordo C97 and Jessica Steinmetz Mordo C98, Jonas Agin C97, Andrew Rafalaf C99, Vijal Patel EAS98 W98, Jody Steel CGS99, Matthew Frumovitz C95, Brent Altman C95, Sue Kim C98, Andrew Skala C98, Keith Peltzman W95, Ben Ledewitz C95, Howard Lasner C95, and Joshua Darrow C95.
Jeffrey M. Toback W95 see Christine I. Kowal Nu98.
Michelle Kroiz Winn C95 and Andrew Winn WG03 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Charles Winn, on Aug. 28 in Philadelphia. They live with their three dogs in West Chester, where Andy is a real estate manager for Yum! Brands.
96 Allison Cherner Bender C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jason Bender are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Jackson Bender, on Oct. 25 at 7:13 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Doug Camposano EAS96 W96 GEng05 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Christine, and I are happy to announce the birth of our son, Matthew Christopher, on Oct. 31. In addition to being a new father, I have returned to Penn, spending my weekends as a student in the executive masters in technology-management program.
Daniel Gingiss C96 married Jodi Matthes on Aug. 31 in Baileys Harbor, Wis. Alumni attending included Charlie Ornstein C96 (groomsman), Jerry Greenberg C96 G96, Andrew Monfried C96, Ben Frost W96 WG01, Stephanie Levine C96, Deniz Cultu EE97 and Margarita Dimas Cultu W97. Daniel and Jodi now live in Chicago.
Jeremy Kahn C96 e-mails, Last summer, I spent a month in Iraq covering post-war reconstruction efforts for both Fortune magazine, where I am a staff writer, and The New Republic. In some respects, Baghdad didnt seem all that much worse than West Philly in the mid-1990s, so once again I found that Penn prepared me well. I am currently a Pew international-journalism fellow at Johns Hopkins Universitys School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. As part of the fellowship, I will be traveling to the Ivory Coast to report on the prospects for peace there. Id be happy to hear from former classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jessica E. Lee W96 <email@example.com> e-mails, After four years at Atlantic Records, I recently joined Morgan Stanley to start a new career in financial planning. Im really excited about this opportunity to pursue my longtime interest in personal finance. Ill still continue to be involved with music, performing around New York as the lead singer of Qualia, a funk/dub/electronica/punk band (www.wearequalia.com), and going to as many concerts as possible.
Sean Lucan C96 is a fourth-year medical student at Yale University and is also completing a masters in public health in a joint program there. He received a 2003 Pisacano Scholarship from the American Board of Family Practice.
Kristyn Sadaya Nu96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Jared Elish on July 19 at the North Ritz Club in Syosset, N.Y. Alumni celebrating the wedding included her sister and maid-of-honor Sharon Sadaya Nu94 and guests Deborah Cooper Nu96, Linda DAndrea Nu96 GNu99, and Jennie Solis Nu96. Kristyn is a nurse practitioner for a cardiac-surgery practice at Beth Israel Medical Center and Jared is a production manager for the VNU Expositions Film Group. They live in New York with their wonderful dog, Langston.
Alan Sepinwall C96 <email@example.com> and his wife, Marian, on Sept. 4 welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Julia Rose Sepinwall, who is very happy and very adorable.
Jeff Wieland C96 and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Bowen Wieland, on July 12. They live in Orange, Calif.
97 Caroline Chait C97 married Steven Berens on Nov. 2, 2002, at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. Alumni in the wedding party included Andrea Chait Hecht C90, Jessica Cray Ferry C97 GEd98, and Shannon Dietzmann C98. Other alumni attending were Seth Price C91, Ann Galligan Anderson Nu97, Vicky Barbadoro C97, Jennifer OConnor C98, and Lucrecia Castro C98 W98. Steven is a financial analyst, and Caroline works in human resources for Susquehanna International Group, LLP, in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and can be e-mailed at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. They live in Havertown.
Yali Elkin C97 and Dr. Avigayil Elkin are elated to announce the birth of their son, Ari Joseph, on Oct. 17 at New York Hospital. He was born at 1:47 p.m. at 7 lbs. 0.75 oz. and 21.5 inches long. Aris parents eagerly look forward to his following in the footsteps of his older sister Talia and graduating with Penns Class of 2025. Yali was recently made a manager in corporate development at IDT Telecom and Avigayil is a third-year resident in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Gretchen Eschbacher Koch W97 married W. Brian Koch on April 5 in her hometown of Kansas City, Mo. There were several Penn friends on hand to celebrate with us including bridesmaids, Amy Hoopes Piergrossi C97 (who is responsible for introducing me to Brian several years ago) and Alyssa Hall W96, as well as Amys husband, Justin Piergrossi W97, Bernard Zion C96 W96, and Krista Brame Nu98. We spent our honeymoon relaxing on the beach and sailing in St. Johns and Virgin Gorda. We live in San Francisco, where I am a strategy consultant with Swander Pace & Company and Brian is a landscape designer and owner of a landscape-construction business.
Debbie Liebowitz Kantor Nu97 GNu98, Jonathan Kantor C96 G97 M01 GM01 GM02, and big sister Abby (four), are thrilled to announce the birth of Elliot Jacob Kantor on Feb. 21. He was delivered by his parents in a hospital bathroom in an unplanned-and dramatic-entrance into the world. Initially weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 oz., just like his sister, Elliot has now passed the 20 lb. mark. Debbie is an instructor in Penns School of Nursing (and full-time mom) and Jonathan is a dermatology resident at Penn. We are loving parenting and enjoying every moment with our kids. We can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Allison Keller C97 writes that since graduation she has been living and working in New York, and travelling a lot with college friend Felicia Platt W98, who lives in Miami Beach. In the past few years weve visited South America, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Based on the fantastic items we saw on our trips to Asia, weve started a business selling goods imported from Thailand on our Web site (www.stores.ebay.com/reflectionsllc) and at trade shows. Congratulations to Whitney Namm C98 and Joe Pollack W98 WG05 on their engagement.
James G. Mundie C97 recently launched an expanded and re-designed Web site (www.missioncreep.com/mundie/images) which features Prodigies, his series of drawings of circus performers set as well-known portraits. Items from the series have been exhibited in the Delaware Art Museum and Philadelphias Woodmere Art Museum and Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, and were the subject of a recent feature article in The Los Angeles Weekly. This year some works can be seen at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. One of his woodcuts is featured in Conflicting Memory at the Spencer Art Museum in Salina, Kans., through January, then travels to the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas at Lawrence February and March.
Cristina Lopez OKeeffe C97 is excited to announce she has just published her first book, Finding Francis, about the search for a childhood friend she hasnt seen in 20 years; it is available on Amazon.com. She is serving as a Peace Corps business-development volunteer in Ukraine with her husband, Thomas, and would like to keep in touch with classmates and friends <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David Pultorak G97, founder and president of Pultorak & Associates, an IT management-consulting firm, has launched Philadelphia-based Fox IT Inc., the U.S. operation of UK-based Fox IT Ltd. (www.fox-it.net), which is an IT-service management consulting and training firm.
Dr. Norrin M. Ripsman Gr97, assistant professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, wrote Peacemaking by Democracies: The Effect of State Autonomy on the Post-World-War Settlements, which was published in 2002 by Penn State University Press.
98 Vishal Ghiya W98 married Maneesha Phadke EAS00 W00 on Oct. 11 in New Jersey. Attending were Akash Ghiya W02 (Vishals brother), Kedar Phadke W02 (Maneeshas brother), Sandeep Acharya EAS03 W03, Aloke Agarwal W01, Ahmar Ahmad W99, Samir Amrute W06, Jugdeep Bal C97, Shriram Bhashyam C02, Ambar Bhattacharyya C03 W03, Nilesh Bhandari EAS97 W97 GEng97 WG05, Anar Bhimani C00, Brinda Budhraja W03, Gayitri Budhraja W03, Nihal Bhujle W97, Raina Bhujle W98, Penn Trustee Dr. Mitchell Blutt C78 M82 WG87, Nisha Chakravarty C01 W01, Lik Ping Cheung W95, David Cotterman W99, Ajay Damani EAS00 W00, and Kamini Patel Damani C99 EAS99, Kartikeya Desai W02, Mauli Desai C00, Sachin Desai EAS96, Shivani Desai C99 GGS99, Sapna Donde C99, Beth Ferreira C96 WG04, Ambika Ganesh C00, Cannon Ghelani EAS01 GEng04 WG05, Vikas Godhania C97, Neha Gohel C00, Sujata Gosalia C00 W00, Pranav Gupta EAS02 W02 GEng02, Nishita Gupte W03, Anjali Vira Jolly EAS00 W00, Purvi Kamdar W97 WG02, Nazar Khan C98 W98, Gorav Khanna EAS01 W01, Arvindh Kumar W03, Anisha Mahajan EAS00 W00, Sagar Mehta C00, Shamit Mehta W97, Suketu Mehta W03, Aravan Metupalle EAS99 W99, Richa Misra C00, Selene Parikh GM05, Amit Patel EAS97 W97, Chirag Patel W98, Danisha Patel C98, Devang Patel EAS96, Neha Patel C97, Nilam Patel C98, Samir Patel EAS96 W96, Shalin Patel W03, Urvashee Patel C98 G98, Parag Poonawala C07, Raja Ramachandran EAS01 W01, Neeta Rastogi EAS97 W97, Roopa Bhatiani Saggar EAS97, Anuraag Sahai C99 W99, Anil Seetharam EAS00 W00, Ameesh Shah W01, Ami Shah Nu99, Anand Shah EAS02, Anu Shah W96, Kisti Shah W99, Monica Shah C00, Rajeev Shah EAS97 W97, Ronak Shah WEv02, Rupesh Shah W98, Suha Shah W03, Yashica Ghelani Shah C94 EAS94, Pallavi Sharma C99 G99, Piya Saraiya C97, Anand Shelat GEng02, Nirav Shelat W04, Jenny Shen EAS00 W00, Mital Sheth C97, Shashank Sheth C97 and Soniya Babu Sheth Nu99, Gurmeet Sran GEng01, Anup Swamy C98, Nilofer Vahora W01, Latha Arla Palavarapu C97, Vikram Veeramachaneni C02, Milan Vora C02, Neal Wadhera EAS97 W97 GEng04 WG05, Preston Wu W03, and Dr. William Whitney (faculty). Vishal and Maneesha live in Boston where he is in his second and she her first year of Harvard Business School.
Robert Glazer C98 and Rachel Glazer are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Nanci Glazer, on Sept. 14. She weighed 8 lbs. 6oz., and was 20 inches long. Chloe and her parents live in Brookline, Mass., and all three are doing very well.
Valerie Cines Hansel C98 married John Hansel C98 on July 12 in Keene, N.H. Alumni attending included father-of-the-groom Parker Hansel C70, aunt Bridget Long Hansel CW71, cousins Emily Hansel C98 and Juliet Hansel Walker C96, Lisa Hurd Walker C00, Corinna Freedman C98, Paige Kahn C98, Kathryn McCarthy Maguire C98, Kemp Webber Steib C98, Danielle Pariser Levy C98, Ashley Nichols Blevins W98, Lauren Schlenoff C98 L01, Chase Rowbotham C98, Tim Gerard C99, Chris Matteo C96, Ted Bretschger W99, Mike Steib C98, and Andrew Kowal W99. Val and John live in San Francisco, where she is teaching elementary school and he works in the market-research industry.
Christine I. Kowal Nu98 married Jeffrey M. Toback W95 on Aug. 31 at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Pa. The wedding party included Kathleen Harris Nu98, Dr. Jason James C95, and Greg Levinson W95. Attending were Laura Bartlett Church Nu98, Morgan Avitabile EAS96, Rob Francis C95, Tony Fusco W96, Timothy Gage W97, David Gallo W95, Monica Toback Krachman C88, Raj Malholtra W98, Peter McManus W80, Christopher McLeester W03, and Scott Weisblum W96. Christine and Jeff live in Radnor.
Dr. Joel Laudenbach D98 <email@example.com> e-mails, After completing the hospital-dental residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, practicing general dentistry privately in Santa Monica, and teaching at the UCLA and USC schools of dentistry, I returned to the UPSDM and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in June 2002. I am currently a second year oral-medicine resident and the geriatric dental-medicine fellow. My current research and/or clinical areas of interest include orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, oral-mucosal diseases, salivary-gland dysfunction, geriatric dental medicine, hospital dentistry, and medically complex dental patients. It has been a pleasure to return to Philadelphia and Penn. I look forward to returning to clinical practice and academia in July.
H. Scott Miller C98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is an associate with the real-estate practice of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP, practicing in its Hartford, Conn., office.
Lisa Ohebshalom Ostad C98 and Dr. Edward Ostad C92 had a baby girl, Gabrielle Rachel Ostad, on May 6. She is healthy and we are all doing well,
Sean S. Payne W98 has been promoted to associate vice president at Glenthorne Capital, Inc., the Philadelphia financial-advisory and investment-banking services firm; he specializes in assisting middle-market clients. He joined the company last March from UBS Wealth Management where he was a financial adviser.
Wendy M. Pollack C98 see Jonathan G. Mantell C95.
Doran B. Rymes C98 L03, who recently passed the New Hampshire Bar, has joined the Manchester-based law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., as an associate in its litigation department.
Andrew Sachs C98 wrote in late September, I am wicked excited to announce that I married Rebecca Leroux on Aug. 31 in the Thousand Islands, N.Y. The wedding party included David Roush C97 and Nicholas Guido EAS98. Sasha Opotowsky C97 was on call in Boston and couldnt attend. We honeymooned in Maui and Kauai and never wanted to come back! I am an IT director at Ixion Technologies in New Bedford, Mass., and Rebecca is an executive assistant at Eascorp Credit Agency. We just bought a house in Taunton, and all the wedding planning left me no time to keep my lawn from turning brown.
YOUR REUNION: MAY 14-15, 2004
Emily Finnin Ma C99 married David Ma on June 14 at the Washington Club in Washington. Meredith Rappaport C99 was a bridesmaid, Cheryl Harmelin C98 did a reading, and Rashmi Gupta C99, Debika (Millie) Nandi C99, Katelyn Carpenter Warden C99 and Jacob Warden C99 were there to celebrate. Emily is an analyst with Abt Associates, a social- and economic-policy consulting firm, and David, having received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in June, is now a consultant with Siemens Management Consulting. Emily and David recently relocated to Manhattan.
Martha (Mai) Nguyen C99 <email@example.com> married Gregory Wright on Sept. 6. The wedding ceremony and festivities took place in Washington, on the campus of Georgetown University. Quakers attending included proud father-of-the-bride Dat Q. Nguyen W81 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Still dreaming about their three-week honeymoon in Paris and Provence, Mai and Greg work at law firms in downtown D.C. and live in Bethesda, Md., where they just bought their first home.
Hadley Perkins C99 and Michael Roeltgen C00 are happy to announce their engagement, on Oct. 14 in Prague. The wedding is planned for this fall.
Andrew Ross W99 e-mails, It was a busy year. First, in February I started a new job as an associate at Gladstone Capital, a subordinated debt lender, and Gladstone Commercial, a REIT. More importantly, on Sept. 13, I married Paula Kovacs, a sassy young lady I met in D.C. after graduation. We married in Silver Spring, Md., and classmates Howie Blumenstein W99, Joseph Park C99, Ben Wire EAS99 W99, Saam Farhang C99 W99 WG00, and Ariella Rosenberg C99 were in the wedding party and many other alumni attended. Finally, Paula and I recently purchased and fixed up a house in Potomac, Md. Now, were resting, but I can be contacted at <Andrew.email@example.com>.
Patrick Shilling C99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, On Sept. 20, I was lucky enough to marry Kara Gerhart. Jason Willey W99, Paul Van Dorpe EAS99 W99, and Robert Jenkins EAS00 were groomsmen. Many alumni attended, including Kelly Wiltse Nu01, Jason Beerman C01, Ui-Wing Cheah EE01 W01, Peggy Yen W00, Dan Coleman W96, Nathan Cortez C99, Jennifer Flint C99, Elissa Mecklenberger Imran W00, George Koch EAS97 GEE98, Jon Kraybill C99, Jess LeMay EAS00, Kasia Lenio Nu99, Jill Maglione C00, John Montgomery EAS97, Melody Nescot Nu00, Lisa Romito EAS00, Marc Rosenstock EE99 W99, Frank Rydzewski C99, Larry Schlyen W00, Rebecca Scott C99, Jamie Volkert C97, Geoff Weber W97 L00, Shanna Weiss Weber C99, Brian Weinstein C00, Jamie Palan C99, Jeanine Greyer Weiss Nu98, Jamie Wilson C00, and Jon Zilberstein EAS98.
Christopher Tanzi EAS99 <email@example.com> and Brittany Warren are pleased to announce their marriage on Aug. 17 in Staten Island, NY. Chris was happy and honored that Michael Loester EAS99 and Michael Phillips EAS00 were able to be ushers in the wedding. After honeymooning in Jamaica, Brittany and Chris returned to Houston. She is completing her final year studying for a masters of education in counseling psychology at the University of Houston, and he is completing the final year of a domestic assignment in Texas as a lead design engineer for the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.
00 Erica Brand C00 married Benjamin Portnoy on June 15 in Westbrook, Conn. The wedding party included maid-of-honor Sarah Hawthorne C00, bridesmaids Hannah Cannom C00 and Rachel Franzblau C01 and groomsman Doug Brand WG02. Other alumni attending included Cori Grosman C00, Brooke Jenkins C00, Jennifer Murray C00, Keelin Nelson C00, Leah Bills C00, Elizabeth Gregory C00, Stephanie Romeika W00, Emilie Vasu C00, and Laura Brave C00. Erica and Ben spent their honeymoon in Maui and currently live in Berkeley, where Erica is a first-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ben is a client-services manager for Davis Skaggs Investment Management in San Francisco.
Adrian Chiu C00 is senior manager with NetConversions, Inc., a Seattle-based provider of data-driven, Web-usability services.
Beth Cresiski C00 married Jeffrey Kirstein W00 on Aug. 16 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They met freshman year while living on second-floor Butcher in the Quad. The wedding party included Cory Cresiski C98 EAS98, Adam Koch C00, Michael Klatsky W00, Laura Nacarato Cannon C00, and Michele Romolini C00. Friends from second-floor Butcher attending included Jeffrey Simons C00, Joel Green C00, Robert Kanapka C00, and Jeffrey Goldman C00; fellow PKA brothers included Daniel Kryzanowski W00, Michael Roeltgen C00, Adam Mariotti C00, Noah Quinn C99 D04, Damon Cronkey W00, Jeremy McDowell C00, and Matthew Greenberger C99. Other alumni friends and family attending included Beth Judelson Kirstein C75 W75 and Robert Kirstein D76, Andrew Goldman W00, Jeremy Klein W00, Matthew Wurst C00, David Ecker C00, Charles Levine C00, Rachael Iannucci Kanapka C00, Lisa Lipitz C00 V04, Hadley Perkins C99, Johannaz Dastgir C00, Deane Kocivar-Norbury C00, and Jill Bergeron C00. Beth and Jeff now live in Wynnewood, Pa.; she is a physician assistant in pediatric neurosurgery at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and he is a financial consultant for Sage Financial in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
P. Jason Dejelo C00 has joined the Columbus, Ohio, office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP as an associate. Last year he graduated cum laude from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he received its Judge Joseph H. Harter Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in trial practice. He can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael Hafkin C00 recently passed the Connecticut Bar Exam, and practices in the areas of civil litigation and immigration law at Clayman, Tapper & Baram, L.L.C., a general-practice law firm in suburban Hartford. He can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Tom Justice CGS00 is attending law school at the University of Wyoming.
Steven Kalter W00 and Nora Ginsberg C01 were engaged on Aug. 11, while watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon. A wedding is planned for this September in Cambridge, Mass. He is a private-equity analyst at Littlejohn & Co. in Greenwich, Conn., and she is an associate brand manager at Kraft Foods in Tarrytown, N.Y.; they live in Manhattan.
Gloria Lam C00 e-mails, Life after Penn has been an adventure indeed: I ventured three jobs in three years, yet found time to travel to the Greek islands, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Panama City. I am busy with marketing at JPMorgan Private Bank, interviewing future Penn alumni, volunteering for nonprofits, researching my family album, and planning for Whartons AIM club reunion, to take place in March. If you were an AIMer, e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, as I am especially interested in reuniting with AIMers who went to Hungary, India, Japan, Argentina, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, France or Panama.
Richa Misra C00 writes, I am excited to announce that Raja Ramachandran EAS01 W01 and I are engaged to be married. I am finishing my fourth year of medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Raj is now a financial analyst for Microsoft. We are tentatively planning a fall wedding.
Cortney Nemeroff W00 writes: On Oct. 26, Pamela Ritter W00 L05 married Daniel Goldman C00 on the beach at sunset at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Fla. They honeymooned for three weeks in New Zealand and Australia. The wedding party included Lauren Brown W00, Michael Chiat C00, Charlie Moskowitz C00, Jason Rifkin C00, Laura Rosenberg C00, and Tina Schimmenti W00. Other alumni attending the celebration were Jessica Barag EAS00, Jessica Boar C99, Michael Bressler EAS99 W99, Jamie Cohen C00, Bess Collier C00, Jenny Davis C00, Roland Del Cid W99, Lindsay Faber C00, Greg Friedman W00, Joe Heller C02, Jeff Hoffner W00, Amanda Jacobson C00, Ali Jugo L05, Tara Modlin C00, Brian Moore W99, Ali Olshewitz C00, Jessica Pantzer C00, David Peretz W01, Cori Rakitt L05, Brian Rosen C97, Amy Rosenberg C00, Lloyd Rosenman W00, Jodi Schiffman C00, Randi Spinner C01, Ellen Tobin C01 L05, and Carin Zelkowitz C00. Pam is in her second year at Penn Law School and plans to work at Jones Day in New York this summer; Dan is an associate vice president of commercial real estate at Citizens Bank in Philadelphia.
Maxwell Norman C00 proposed to Jessica Schraub C00 <email@example.com> on June 14 and she happily said Yes! The couple has been together since sophomore year at Penn. They are planning an August wedding in New Jersey. He is in his second year at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and she is in her second year at UCLA Public Policy graduate school.
Maneesha Phadke EAS00 W00 see Vishal Ghiya W98.
01 Katie Alex C01 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, In September I returned to the States after completing my MPhil in medieval literature at the University of Cambridge. Although I am probably even less employable now than I was after receiving my BA in English and classical studies, I would do this all over again in a heartbeat: I got to research medieval manuscripts, travel extensively in the U.K. and continental Europe (via low-cost flights from nearby Stansted!), and eat lots of clotted cream, Scotch eggs, and plain chocolate digestives. Accompanying me on pilgrimages to Canterbury, beach-bumming in Valencia, buttermilk-sampling in Munich, sightseeing in London, and soirees in my Magdalene College digs by the River Cam were Tristan English W01 (four-year Penn Band clarinetist), Colleen Jensen Nu03, Christopher Rubino C03, Michael Tseng C04, and Laura Vago C04. I hope to be back in Cambridge sometime soon, pending my ability to obtain funding for my (currently deferred) Ph.D. place.
Heather Beth Thomas Nu01 and Ryan Schumm were married by his father in Elkhart, Ind., on Aug. 29, under the willow tree in the backyard of the Schumm home. They live in Rutherfordton, N.C., where he is working with the North Carolina charter schools and she is pursuing her goal of becoming a certified nurse midwife.
Andy Liu WG02 is CEO and David Niu WG02 is COO of NetConversions, Inc., a provider of data-driven, Web-usability services (www.netconversions.com). They were recently selected by Puget Sound Business Journal to its 40-under-40 list, which recognizes the top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 in the Seattle-Puget Sound region. They began the company in their first year at Wharton. Adrian Chiu C00 is senior manager with the Seattle firm.
Melinda Sanchez C02 GCP03 in September received the Outstanding Youth of America Award from the National U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, for helping to develop its collegiate-leadership development program and her work over the last five years at its Northeast offices collegiate-leadership conferences.
Andrew Winn WG03 see Michelle Kroiz Winn C95.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette