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33 Dr. Robert W. Pyle Ed’33 G’39, writes, “On Dec. 20, we had our 71st wedding celebration. For three years I have been [dealing with] a crushed right leg from a car accident. … I am glad to see the changes over the years at Penn.”

36 Leon Forman C’36 L’39, a senior counsel in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Blank Rome LLP in October received the 2004 Excellence in Education Award from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. He is one of only two practitioners to receive this award in the last fifteen years, as it is usually reserved for bankruptcy judges.

41 Dr. Richard T. James Jr. C’41 M’43 GM’48 writes that he has retired from a lifetime career as a primary-care internist in Charlotte N.C. For the past 20 years he has been editor-publisher of Practical Pointers for Primary Care, a monthly, public-service journal which abstracts articles of practical importance from six major medical journals. It is distributed as an e-mail attachment throughout the U.S. and to 40 foreign countries; available without charge to anyone with an e-mail address, it can be accessed at (www.practicalpointers.org).

47 Dr. Anthony F. C. Wallace C’47 G’49 Gr’50, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University, wrote Revitalizations and Mazeways: Essays on Culture Change, Volume 1, which was recently published by the University of Nebraska Press. He also wrote The Social Context of Innovation: Bureaucrats, Families, and Heroes in the Early Industrial Revolution, as Foreseen in Bacon’s New Atlantis (2003).

49 Dr. Frank C. Greiss Jr. C’49 M’53 GM’57, emeritus professor and retired chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University, last April received the 2004 distinguished-service award from the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He has been instrumental in improvements to women’s health care both in North Carolina and throughout the country; his research on uterine blood flow is still quoted today, 40 years after he published on it in his first paper. He lives in Mooresville with his wife, Barbara.

Dr. Jerome Liebman C’49 writes, “After graduating, I went to Harvard Dental and Medical schools. Graduating from there in 1955, I went to Case Western Reserve University to train in pediatrics. I returned to Boston Children’s Hospital to train in pediatric cardiology, and in 1960 returned to Cleveland to establish the pediatric-cardiology division at the Children’s Hospital there; I was director of the division for 22 years, then became an adjunct professor in biomedical engineering. In addition to continued clinical work and teaching in pediatric cardiology, I did research in electrocardiographic body-surface mapping. I received excellence-in-teaching awards from [Case Western Reserve], and then five years ago, the pediatric-cardiology section of the Academy of Pediatrics honored me with its Founders Award. I returned to Penn when my daughter (fourth child) Amy Ruth Waychoff C’84 graduated.”


50 Richard E. Hoffman W’50 writes, “To celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and my wife, Nancy’s 65th birthday, we and all our children and four grandchildren went on a cruise to the Bahamas. The weather was perfect, as were the waters, and a great time was had by all. There was much to do, and just being all together made it perfect.”

51 Floyd L. Cranmer Jr. Ar’51, a retired architect, announces that he is “the proud possessor of a new fangled titanium hip-joint. The successful surgery was performed in June by Dr. James J. Purtill C’86. Home health-care visits were performed by another Penn graduate, Tina Nelson NTS’77.”

Dr. G. Edward Janosik Gr’51 writes that he served as an alternate delegate for Missouri at last year’s Democratic National Convention. He noted, “I could apply to the Guinness Book of Records as the only American to ever have officially represented three different states—Pennsylvania, New York, and Missouri—at the Democratic National Conventions.”

52 Bernard E. Bernstein W’52 and his wife, Barbara W. Bernstein, received the James L. Clayton Award from the Knoxville (Tenn.) Museum of Art, which is given to those “whose support of the museum has been both uncommonly generous and sustained.” It was announced that the honorary title of the museum’s curator will be “the Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.”

Bernard E. Bernstein W’52, a partner in the Knoxville, Tenn., law firm of Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, is a founding director and was the first chair of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He also joined the board of Saks, Inc., in 1987 and retired last June, when the company made a $50,000 gift to the center, in honor of Bernard and his wife, to establish an employee-education assistance fund.

Donald P. Scanlon W’52 was quoted in the summer issue of Footnotes—The Winged Foot Golf Club, about his playing in the U.S. Amateur event in 1961 at Pebble Beach against, amongst others, “‘a 21-year-old kid from Ohio, Jack Nicklaus. … It was a memorable occasion, to be in such an event at such a place.’ But Don has had his days, too, having won the club championship at Pine Valley Golf Club, two Westchester father-and-son victories, the Irving S. Cobb Memorial at Paducah, Ky., and three Hot Springs Invitationals.”

Dr. Jeanne Levy Smith G’52 has been honored by her former students at the Pennsylvania State University with the establishment of an endowment that will provide an annual award, the Dr. Jeanne Smith Psychological and Social Service Award at Penn State Abington. It will “honor and recognize outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in appropriate majors at the Abington College who have achieved superior academic records, who manifest promise of continued academic distinction, and who contribute to the welfare of the college and/or community.” She taught experimental psychology at Penn State Abington (then, Penn State Ogontz) from 1957 until she retired in 1981 as professor emerita. During her tenure she received separate awards from students, faculty, and staff for excellence in teaching and for promoting the welfare of the campus community. She had previously taught and conducted research at Penn and at Bryn Mawr College. She and her husband, Albert P. Smith WEv’45, a member of the engineering Faculty at the old Abington College, moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1982. Albert died Feb. 2003.

54 Leon Henry W’54 is CEO and chair of Leon Henry Inc., an alternative print-media management and brokerage firm in Hartsdale, N.Y. He writes, “I have just concluded my 48th year in business. My wife, Thelma, three daughters, and a son-in-law are part of our staff of 35 persons.”


55 Dr. Paul Bernstein Gr’55 recently published Letters to Eleanor: Voices of the Great Depression (Authorhouse, 2004). Focusing on why so many wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt—mostly women, seeking both counsel and material help—during the dismal days of the Thirties, it offers a new interpretation of her life and work. His last book was American Work Values (SUNY Press, 1997).

James M. Handler W’55 writes, “My wife, Davida, and I moved to Henderson, Nev., in 2002 after living a lifetime In Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I had retired, but Davida found that I was spending too much time at home, so I started working in the real-estate market in the fastest growing population area in the United States. I changed fall 2003 to a business brokerage, Nevada First Business Brokerage, and am thoroughly enjoying listing and selling business in this area. One of our three sons is Dan Handler C’83.”

Dr. Budd Rubin D’55 is a practicing orthodontist in San Diego. When he had maintained a practice in Los Angeles he worked on a number of celebrities, including Cher, Phyllis Diller, Michael Jackson, and Diana Ross. Last June he ran the Suzuki Rock’n’ Roll Marathon, which he helped establish seven years ago. This was his 16th marathon. His first was 24 years ago, when he was 50; finishing in 4 hrs. 5 min., he had said, “Okay, I did it. Once is enough.” He ran his second at 57, after the tragic death of a staff member in his practice. Then he ran to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; he was inspired to this as he had volunteered at City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer center in Los Angeles, practicing dentistry for young people there. On average, Budd runs about 18 miles a week. Quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune on the key to maintaining good health late in life, he said, “I know it may sound corny, but I think it’s a mind, body, and spirit thing. My mind is with my practice. And my spirit is just setting a goal that’s bigger than I am.”

Ann Brosnahan Thompson CW’55 <annmedfield@comcast.net> has begun her eighth term and 22nd year as a selectman in Medfield, Mass., where she has lived for 40 years with her husband, Andy Thompson C’55. They have six children—Barbara Thompson Duperreault C’78 among them—and 13 grandchildren. Ann still sells real estate at Re/Max and hopes to keep on working forever.

56 Paul Corliss W’56 is a retired entrepreneur who had pioneered supermarket check-cashing cards and capturing shoppers’ demographics through supermarket cards. In recent years he has set up the Silver Fox Club, which takes the theme that silver hair is a sign of achievements in one’s life rather than a sign of aging. It is now “a virtual outlet for leading-edge Boomers, and others 48 and beyond, who are still setting the rules with the same rebellious spirit and sense of humor that have always defined them (www.thesilverfoxclub.com).”

58 Gerald Gornish C’58 writes, “In early 2003 I retired from the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP in Philadelphia and was appointed chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System. Since that time, I have grown accustomed to the daily train commute to Harrisburg, and am taking full advantage of modem technology to respond to e-mails and telephone calls on the train, in addition to revising documents and reading. I have still found time to train for one or two marathons a year, and to travel with my wife to visit my two children and five grandchildren, who live 10 time-zones apart, in California and Israel.”

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60 Eleanor Civatella GEd’60, Morton, Pa., a retired reading specialist, was the featured speaker at a luncheon lecture at Rosemont College to mark the 10th anniversary of the Forum (a continuing-education program for people 55 and older). She spoke on “The Hermitage Museum” in St. Petersburg, Russia.

H. Laddie Montague Jr. C’60 is managing principal and a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., and chair of its antitrust department. In October he was elected chair of the board of governors of the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Among his career achievements, he was plaintiff co-trial counsel in the mandatory punitive-damage class action in the Exxon Valdez litigation.

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62 Lita Indzel Cohen CW’62 L’65 has retired after serving 10 years as a Pennsylvania State Representative for Montgomery County. She is now a trustee of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a director of Susquehanna Patriot Bank, and a founding member of the board of the City Avenue Special Services District, the Aware Foundation, a commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network, and a member of the community-reevaluation committee for the United Way of Southeast Pennsylvania.

Bob Freidus W’62 e-mails, “It’s an odd feeling after being a photography and sculpture dealer in SoHo for many years to wind up as the photographer on a major art-book project: I have been working with a group of people on Italian Memorial Sculpture: 1820-1940 for over eight years and the book is finally out. It sounds dry as dust but some of the sculptures are sexy, even erotic; there’s also an article on figurative Jewish tombs in Italy, plus one on the dispersion of angel imagery throughout the world. At the moment I’m working on getting publicity and reviews for the book, which was launched in October here in London. This is the first book in English on the subject, and the initial responses have been very enthusiastic. Music to my ears!! In addition, it appears that I’m going to have a joint show of this work at FSU in Tallahassee, along with Robert Fichter, the other photographer, in February. Talk about the poacher-turned-gamekeeper, or should it be the other way round? Anyone interested in the book, or just catching up, can get in touch with me at <113502.164@compuserve.com>.”

63 Peter A. Korn WG’63 writes that he received the 2004 Distinguished Service Award from the International City/County Management Association for career contributions to local-government management. Cited were his innovations in public finance, budgeting, and labor relations, and his work in creating intern opportunities for new graduates entering the field. He served as chief administrator of several local bodies, including Jersey City, N.J., Rochester and New Rochelle, N.Y., Peoria, Ill., and Broward County, Fla.

Idaherma Williams GFA’63 <idwill@superlink.net> is a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J. In Oct. 2003 she won fourth prize at the annual exhibition of the American Color Print Society. And last May she won the medal of honor for printmaking and the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation award at the annual exhibition of the National Association of Women Artists. Some of her works of woodblock prints were shown in the gala of the Pen and Brush Club of New York last October.

64 Carole MacAdam Alderman CW’64, who teaches Spanish and reading to eighth graders at the Wilbraham (Mass.) Middle School, last spring received a distinguished-teacher award from the Grinspoon Foundation. It is given for excellence in teaching as well as for extracurricular contributions to students and other educators through professional development. She was honored at a banquet along with other recipients, and also received a cash honorarium.

Bruce Lederman W’64 writes that in June he and Ed Zolla W’68 bicycled more than 400 miles from Fairbanks to Valdez in Alaska, ferried to Whittier, and then rode on to Anchorage. The trip took six days. The most challenging one-day ride was 105 miles, highlighted by a six-mile hill, weaving through glacier-covered mountains, leading to the Thompson Pass and then down to Valdez. Bruce retired in 2000, after 30 years as a senior partner of Latham & Watkins, an international law firm. Recently he, Ed, and Joe Hurwich W’68 formed Investment Equity Capital, LLC, to purchase control positions in troubled companies (www.iecap.com).

Steven H. Steinglass W’64, who has served as dean of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law since 1996, will be stepping down as dean and returning to the faculty at the end of the current academic year. The author of a two-volume treatise, Section 1983 Litigation in State Courts, he has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. And he co-wrote The Ohio Constitution: A Reference Guide, which will be published by Greenwood Press early this year. With the demands of the deanship behind him, he plans to spend more time with his family and more time at his cabin on an island in the northern part of Lake Michigan. With his wife, Dianne, he is also planning to travel the length of the Lewis & Clark Trail. He noted that “[w]e will not take the 28 months that it took Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by boat and portage, but we will drive from St. Louis to the Oregon coast through some of the most beautiful parts of this wonderful country of ours.”

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66 Dr. Constance Perin GCP’66, a cultural anthropologist and a visiting scholar in the science, technology, and society program at MIT, recently published her fourth book, Shouldering Risks: The Culture of Control in the Nuclear Power Industry (Princeton University Press).

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67 Dr. Marc A. Rosenberg C’67 V’71, Voorhees , N.J., is a veterinarian who has maintained a practice in the Cherry Hill and Voorhees area for the past 32 years. A past-president of the South Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, he has hosted both radio and television shows in the Delaware Valley instructing pet owners on the proper care of pets. He was recently appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

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68 Rynn Berry C’68 G’71 is historical adviser to the North American Vegetarian Society, and the author of a number of books on vegetarianism, including Famous Vegetarians and Their Favorite Recipes and Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and the World’s Religions. In his latest book, Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover (published last year by Pythagorean Publishers) he debunks the widely credited myth that Hitler was both an animal lover and an ethical vegetarian.

Lawrence Kramer C’68 wrote Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss, which was published last year by the University of California Press. He is the author of six other books.

Neal Pollock C’68 has retired as a program manager for the U.S. Navy after almost 40 years of civilian service. He recently returned from the Shongololo Express train tour of South Africa and Namibia, and he received the International Travel News 100 Nations Award.

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69 Dr. Charles P. O’Brien GM’69 is vice-chair of psychiatry and director of the Center for the Study of Addictions at the Penn School of Medicine and director of psychiatric research at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Invited by the Academisch Medisch Centrum and the University of Amsterdam, he gave The Anatomy Lesson on Nov. 18. He presented the work of his team at Penn and the Philadelphia VAMC on brain mechanisms and new treatments for addiction. A tradition dating back to 1563, as a way of educating Amsterdam’s citizens about science, The Anatomy Lesson is now a week-long event, consisting of the public presentation at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam’s famous concert hall, a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of Amsterdam, and an art exhibition.


70 Happy Craven Fernandez G’70, president of Moore College of Art and Design, in October was elected chair of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Dr. Stephen L. Hoffman C’70, founder, chief executive and scientific officer of Sanaria Inc., Rockville, Md., was elected in October to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences.

Haroldeane E. Richardson Snell CW’70 received an honorable mention in the 2004 Fall Simi Valley (Calif.) Art Association Juried Show; she submitted a pencil drawing, “Maine Wall.” Friends can contact her at <Tribbles91342@yahoo.com>.

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72 Sam H. Kauffmann C’72 <samfilm@bu.edu> is an associate professor of film at Boston University. He recently returned from Uganda, where he was a Fulbright Scholar teaching film and video production at Makerere University in Kampala. The film he completed during the seven months he lived there is Living with Slim: Kids Talk About HIV/AIDS, which had its premier at the Uganda National Theater.

David Lott C’72 has been appearing with his blues band, Hat City Blues, at various New England locations, including Martha’s Vineyard and Connecticut, and as far south as Maryland, over the past year and a half. He plays the harmonica and sings backup. To see the band’s schedule, hear mp3s, or to contact him for your event or party, go to (www.HatCityBlues.com).

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74 Sanford M. Jacoby C’74 is the Howard Noble Professor of Management, Policy Studies, and History at UCLA. His new book, The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States, will be published by Princeton University Press in January.

Jeanne Murray Walker Gr’74 is a professor of English at the University of Delaware and the mother of two children. She gives poetry readings and teaches workshops around the country and abroad. Her sixth book of poetry, A Deed To the Light, was published last April by the University of Illinois Press (www.ADeedToTheLight.com). Last May her work was featured at The Poet of The Month website (members.aol.com/poetrynet/month/index.html), which offers an in-depth look at the work of the selected poet. Several of her poems are also archived at the Poetry magazine site (www.poetrymagazine.org/index.html). Last spring, Jeanne was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award by Prairie Schooner for four poems that appeared in its winter 2003 issue.

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75 Susan B. Dickey Nu’75 GNu’80 Gr’92, associate professor of nursing in the College of Health Professions at Temple University, was recently appointed chair of the American Nurses Association’s advisory committee for ethics and human rights.

John E. FitzGerald III L’75 G’77, Palm Springs, Calif., was awarded a Jefferson Bronze Medallion last May. He is president of the United Way of the Desert, president of the Desert Bar Association, vice president of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, and treasurer of the Desert Youth Foundation. He serves on the governing board of the Desert Regional Medical Center, on the board of the Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club, and on the court-community planning committee of Riverside County.

Howard Pearlman C’75 writes that he has written lyrics for a Christmas song, “The Santa Clause Rock,” and lyrics for a new Penn “fight song.” (launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/thesantaclausrock/)

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76 Dr. Gary Goldstein M’76 GM’82 has been appointed chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Virtua West Jersey hospitals in Berlin, Marlton, and Voorhees. He also serves as a clinical associate professor of plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Jerry Marcus EE’76 WG’79 writes, “This summer I joined Banc of America Securities located in Manhattan as managing director, leaving Bear Stearns after nine years. I will continue to do what I have done for over 15 years, which is to serve a senior investment banker working with retailers. Also, my wife, Ivy, and I have three children. The oldest, Jason A. Marcus C’05, is going to graduate Penn this year, another son is a senior in Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School and thinking about colleges, and our daughter is entering 10th grade.”

Kip Evan Steinberg C’76 was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in the September edition of San Francisco magazine. A certified specialist in immigration and nationality law, he practices in San Rafael, Calif. He was co-counsel in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Cardoza-Fonseca v. INS, which established the standard of proof for refugees in political-asylum cases. And he has served as an adjunct professor at Hastings College of the Law. Kip’s practice includes deportation defense, political asylum, and federal-court litigation, and he also represents corporations and research institutions. Friends from Penn can reach him at <kip@steinberg-immigration-law.com>.

77 Dr. Donald Bartusiak ChE’77, Houston, Tex., was appointed global lead specialist for process-control applications at ExxonMobil Chemical. His son, Stephen, is a freshman at University of Texas at Austin. Daughter Skye’s next feature film, The Boogeyman, will be released in February.

Bruce Carchidi C’77 writes, “I am enjoying living and working at my new location in D.C. I am now an architect with WDG Architecture, working on a high-rise, mixed-use project. I am doing this after having completed the design and drawings for the new Jos. A. Banks Building in Bel Air, Md., which is now nearing construction completion.”

Hope A. Comisky L’77 is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP who concentrates in employment law. In November she was elected vice president of the board of the Center for Literacy, which provides free literacy instruction and adult-literacy services in Philadelphia.

Jim Langeness W’77 e-mails, “I continue to serve as president of Duncan, Green, Brown & Langeness, a Des Moines-based law firm, where I specialize in trust and estate matters. I was recently elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. My wife and best friend of 23 years, Carol, and I have three dachshunds, Max, Oscar, and Chloe. I recently celebrated my 50th birthday with many family members and friends—all faculties are still intact, I believe! I can be reached at <JLangeness@DuncanGreenLaw.com>. I have chaired Penn’s secondary-schools committee in Iowa for many years.”

Dr. Paul N. Lanken GM’77, professor of medicine and medical ethics in the Medical School, has been appointed associate dean for professionalism and humanism; he has been an attending physician in the pulmonary, allergy and critical-care division since 1978.. A senior fellow at Penn’s Center for Bioethics, he is interested in the ethics of intensive-care situations, such as withholding and withdrawing life support, informed consent of critically ill patients, and the allocation of scarce and expensive resources.

Dr. Gary J. Stilwell W’77 WG’84 has joined the design consultancy Herbst Lazar Bell in Chicago.

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78 Jonathan Kotlier C’78 has joined the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish in its government-enforcement defense practice. Previously he was an assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the economic-crimes unit in U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Robert M. Lippman C’78 has been elected president of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York for 2005. Bob, who is managing attorney of Lippman O’Connor, and his wife, Rita, live in Buffalo with their sons, Matthew (nine) and David (seven).

Alfred W. Putnam Jr. L’78, a managing partner of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, was elected last year chair of the trustees of Jefferson Health System, Inc. He has served on the board since its founding in 1995, and most recently was chair of its governance committee; in that role he helped guide the system through its successful restructuring in 2003.

David Z. Seide C’78 G’78 joined the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP in September, as a counsel in its securities department and based in its Washington office. For 12 years he had served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.

79 Dr. Steven L. Galetta C’79 GM’87, the Van Meter Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, is director of the neuro-ophthalmology division and director of neurological training at the Penn School of Medicine. In November he was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with a Robert J. Glaser AOA Distinguished Teacher Award for his efforts to provide the nation’s next generation of doctors with an outstanding educational experience.

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80 David W. Clifton PT’80 <Dolph86112@aol.com> is vice president of business and program development for CMA Consultants in Wyomissing, Pa. He has written a textbook, Physical Rehabilitation’s Role in Disability Management (Elsevier/W.B. Saunders). A prolific writer, he has also published over 80 articles, and three book chapters. David is married to Leslie Buksar Clifton (27 years) and together they have four children, Brooke, Jena, Taylor, and Troy, and live in Upper Providence.

Lisa R. Jacobs W’80, Newtown, Pa., is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and concentrates her practice on domestic and international corporate matters, and venture and banking finance. In September she was named to a three-year term on the executive council of the business-law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and in October she was appointed to a two-year term on the advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau. An elected township committeewoman, in September she was also appointed for a four-year term on the Newtown Township Planning Commission.

Prof. Rich Keiser C’80 G’80 was promoted to professor of political science, and also named as director of the program in American studies at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

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81 Liz Awalt GFA’81 had a one-person show at the Soprafina Gallery in Boston in October.

Michael J. Bellissimo C’81 and Barbara A. Bellissimo W’82 have made the move back to the ‘right’ coast after almost 16 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their new homestead is the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where she is executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative (www.mvdonors.org) and from where she also runs her leadership-coaching business for women (www.coaching angels.net). Michael, meanwhile, is doing the weekly commute to Manhattan, where he is a senior director at Sun Microsystems, focused on financial services and capital markets. Their daughter, Elisabeth, now 12 and a California native, is learning to enjoy the seasons, especially the winter. They look forward to catching up with old friends from Penn, at <mike.bellissimo@sun.com> or <bbellissimo@earthlink.net>.

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Scarano GM’81, professor and chair of neurology and professor of microbiology at the University, has been appointed to the national advisory neurological disorders and stroke council of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He will serve through July 2008.

Brian Kerester W’81 writes that he and Bob Kelly W’81 recently completed a hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney, at 14,496 ft., the highest mountain in the lower 48 states. The 22-mile round-trip hike took 15 hours.

Lisa Levine-Bernstein Nu’81 <Lisa@ShareNewYork.com> e-mails, “With my husband, Ed, a computer technician and musician, I started an online music-file-sharing business (www.ShareNewYork.com). It is a file-sharing hub for Weed Files which can be legally shared and for which the sharer gets a commission on files they’ve shared. As the ‘director of marketing,’ I’ve been getting the word out. Musicians and listeners are invited to check us out. I still have my day job as a school nurse, have two kids and two step-kids, and I teach yoga to children and adults with limited mobility. Enough!”

Leslie Sutton-Smith C’81 attended the Penn-Brown football game during Family Weekend in late October: “This was a great day, and I was there with my daughter Kelly Sutton-Skinner C’08. She is a freshman living in the Quad (Speakman) and I am loving re-living Penn with her.”

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82 Barbara A. Bellissimo W’82 see Michael J. Bellissimo C’81.

Susan C. Cobb GNu’82, Moorestown, N.J., has been appointed the program adviser for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College. Previously she was an independent consultant and taught review courses for students in nursing schools and hospitals.

Matt Goldberg C’82 e-mails, “my first humor book was published in October: So So Wisdom: The Misplaced Teachings of So So Gai (as in a so-so guy). It’s a quick, fun read that is irreverent without being demeaning, and has fun rather than pokes fun. For more information, you may visit my website (www.sosogai.com) or write me at <sosogai@yahoo.com>.”

Jeannette Arlin Koster C’82 was appointed in 2003 to a three-year term as chair of the land-use planning and zoning committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She recently opened a law office in Pleasantville, N.Y., concentrating in residential and commercial real-property transactions, loft law, land use, and landlord and tenant law. She writes, “After 25 years of swearing I wouldn’t do to my kids what was done to me, I changed my mind and moved out of the city to the suburbs last June. I am adjusting happily to our new home in Westchester County, where I live with my husband, Howard, and our three children, Noah, Daniel, and Eliza. Glory be, the kids are in first grade this year. I can be reached at <jeannette340@yahoo.com>.”

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83 Lisa Learner-Wagner GFA’83 (LisaLearner.com) is a professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. Her work was exhibited for art sales and rental at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last summer. She continues to exhibit at the David David Gallery in Philadelphia.

Sean Nataro C’83 writes, “I’ve been playing ice hockey in Westchester, N.Y., with two other alumni, Peter Noris W’78 and Nolan Kealy EAS’03. Nolan and I play against Peter in one league, while the three of us are on the same team in a second league. While most of the talk in the locker room is about hockey, the three of us occasionally discuss Penn. Nolan updates us on recent events while Peter and I recall the old days. The hockey highlight so far was a game at Madison Square Garden in Dec. 2003 following a New York Rangers game. While Nolan and I try to forget the score (Peter’s team won), we all had a great time skating on the Garden ice. We’re hoping our teams finish on top of our league this year, so the three of us can head to the playoffs in Toronto in June.”

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84 Joshua D. Cohen W’84 L’87 <joshc@hublaw.com> is a partner with the law firm Hartman, Underhill & Brubaker LLP in Lancaster, Pa. Last June and October he presented two seminars on international law in Harrisburg. Josh lives in Lancaster with his wife, Keri Ullman SW’91, and their two children, Melanie and Alex. And no, despite the Lancaster County locale, he does “not drive a horse and buggy to work.”

Frank Grablutz CE’84 is a senior project engineer at Aqua America, Inc., in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Laura Mattes Grablutz CGS’88 recently joined Genaera Corporation, in Plymouth Meeting, as executive director of regulatory affairs. They live in Kimberton with their two children, Benjamin Franklin (14), and Emily Irene (10), and can be contacted at <grablulf@comcast.net>.

Erica Herman Schwartz C’84 last May received the Elaine K. Winik Young Leadership Award from the UJA-Federation of New York in recognition of her volunteer work on its behalf. She and her husband, Eric Schwartz W’84 WG’85, live in New York with their children, Rebecca (13) and Danny (10).

Cliff Turbitt W’84 see Mimi Chang C’93.

Andrea S. Wiley C’84, an associate professor of anthropology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., has just published An Ecology of High-altitude Infancy: A Biocultural Perspective (Cambridge University Press).

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85 Deborah Kristeller-Moed C’85 is ecstatic to announce the publication of her first novel, Chinese Cakes, available online and in bookstores. She dedicated the book, in part, to her husband, Michael C. Moed EE’85. Longtime friend Louis Lung EAS’85 and his family helped celebrate the wonderful news. Deborah, an early childhood educator, lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Warren Licht C’85, a physician at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., was recognized as a “top doc” for critical-care medicine in the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly magazine after a poll of 5,000 nurses in the state.

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86 Maureen Fleming Gorsen C’86 has been appointed deputy secretary and general counsel of the California Environmental Protection Agency. She and her family have moved back to Sacramento for the duration.

Dr. Jane E. Miller G’86 Gr’89 is an associate professor in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She recently published The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers (University of Chicago Press), which “shows writers how to bridge the gap between quantitative analysis and good expository writing,” according to the press release.

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87 Joan Margules Dunayer G’87, who wrote Animal Equality (2001), has a second animal-rights book in print: Speciesism (2004). A writer-editor who lives near Washington, she advocates “basic rights—for example, to life and liberty—for all sentient beings.”

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88 Laura Mattes Grablutz CGS’88 see Frank Grablutz CE’84.

Jill Delfs Maki C’88 Gr’95 writes, “My husband, Christopher, and I welcomed our third daughter, Victoria, on Oct. 1. She joins big sisters Caroline (three) and Catherine (two).”

Robyn Voshardt C’88 and her husband, Sven Humphrey, had a solo exhibition of new video/sound projects at the Selby Gallery of the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., from mid-October to mid-November. They also have video and works on paper included in Florida Focus, which is curated by Mark Ormond C’76 for the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, from Jan. 14 to Feb. 20.

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89 Dr. Chris Feudtner G’89 Gr’95 M’95 is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He wrote Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness, which was published last year by the University of North Carolina Press. The first book-length study of diabetes in 20th-century America, it focuses on the medical archives and letters of patients, their family members and the staff of the famed Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Gabrielle D. Greer C’89 was recently promoted to senior corporate attorney for Caterpillar S.A.R.L. in Geneva. She provides legal services for Caterpillar Inc. in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Dr. Jim Kofron Gr’89 is a senior group leader in the biological-screening department at Abbott Laboratories. In September he received the PolyPops Foundation Award from the Society for Biomolecular Screening. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Bristol, Wisc., with their three children.

Peter Simon C’89 <peter.simon@comcast.net> e-mails, “After nearly 15 years in the Washington area, I recently made a big move back to Philadelphia. My wife, Catherine, and kids, Caroline (eight) and Adam (six), have a lot to learn about cheesesteaks, The Shore, and the correct way to pronounce water. Would love to hear from friends who never left—or like me left and rarely looked back.”

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90 Andy Bassock C’90 and his wife, Irene, are proud to announce that “Penn’s latest recruit for the Class of 2025 was born on May 9, 2004. Wade Everett Bassock is already making plans to join his older sister, Addison, at Penn. Things have been great and we couldn’t be happier.” Andy works at UBS Financial Services as a financial adviser, and Irene is an attorney for The Hartford. They live in West Hartford, Conn., and Andy has been making inroads to revitalize the Penn Club of Hartford. He is also working with the West Hartford selectmen on their new advertising slogan, “West Hartford … it’s a heckuva place to live.” Andy can reached at <andrew.bassock@ubs.com>.

B. Christopher Dougherty GEd’90 has been appointed associate dean for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and director of the Educational Opportunity Fund office, both at the Camden campus of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Previously he was associate dean of graduate and continuing studies at Philadelphia University. He lives in Havertown, Pa., with his wife, Joanne, and their daughters, Madeleine (five) and Isabel (one).

Amy Egger C’90 and James Kaplan WG’96 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Adam Jacob Kaplan, on Oct. 27. Amy, James, and Adam live in Manhattan, where she is of counsel in the real-estate department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, and James is an associate principal with McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Abby Greenfeld Gonik C’90 graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in May, and has started a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. She lives in Abington with her husband of 12 years, Walter, and their 10-year-old daughter, Ashley. “I can be reached at <amg35@drexel.edu> and would love to hear from fellow classmates.”

Phyllis Hurwitz Marcus C’90 and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed the arrival of Beatrice Celine Marcus on Aug. 20. She joins big sisters Anna (six) and Nora (four), who, thus far, have relished their roles as additional mothers to “baby B.” After a maternity leave this fall, Phyllis continues as legal adviser to the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, and looks forward to the upcoming 15th Reunion this spring.

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91 Carmen Maldonado C’91 GEd’92 writes, “I have taken a new job as real-estate finance manager—East Coast for the KIPP Foundation, which trains teachers and principals to run successful charter schools across the country (www.kipp.org).” She is also president of Penn ALA, Association of Latino Alumni, and can be reached at <carmen_maldonado@alumni.upenn.edu>.

Christopher B. McLaughlin W’91 <mclaughlin@law.duke.edu> was recently named assistant dean for academic and student affairs at Duke Law School. He lives in Durham, N.C., with his wife, Lynn, and 22-month-old daughter, Molly.

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92 Dr. Todd M. Fruchterman C’92 M’98 and his wife, Tara, are excited to announce the birth of their second child, Ella Reese, on May 27 in Philadelphia; she weighed 6lbs. 7oz. She was welcomed home by her big brother Shane, who is almost three.

Laurie Jacoby Glusman C’92 <laurieglus@usa.net> writes, “I am excited to announce the launch of my Internet business, OyToys (www.oytoys.com), featuring Jewish toys, gifts, books, and music. Five percent of each purchase is donated to the Jewish organization of the customer’s choice. I am just thrilled with the response! I am also a licensed psychologist, and have three wonderful children, Nathan (five), Rebecca (three), and Deena (21 months). We live in Birmingham, Ala., where my husband is the rabbi of the Conservative synagogue.”

Chip Gross C’92 and Erika Reed-Gross are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Julian Edward Gross, on July 29. He joins an almost four-year-old sister, Jordan. “All are resting comfortably in Atlanta and can be reached at: <chipgro@yahoo.com>.”

Sharon Kershbaum C’92 WG’98 writes, “I think I experienced almost every type of change one can in a year: I got married, moved cities, changed jobs, and bought a home. On May 1, I married Tim Kelly and celebrated the occasion with a number of Penn classmates, including Caryn Karmatz Rudy C’92 and Lee Rudy C’92, Jen McLyman Molod C’92 and Jon Molod C’92, Manda Dagata C’92, Meredith Ruble C’92, Jim Delbello C’92, Derek Goodman W’92, Natasha Harvey Swann C’92 WG’98, Mike Green C’91, Heather Weiss Frattone W’94 L’98, and Farah Jimenez C’90 L’96. After serving over four years as deputy budget director for the City of Philadelphia, I left local government to work at Fannie Mae in Washington, as a director for its American Communities Fund. My husband and I recently bought a condo in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. While I never believed I could actually leave my beloved Philadelphia, I am excited about living in downtown D.C. and love having great museums, restaurants, and theaters in walking distance.”

Bill McCumber C’92 and his wife, Amy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, daughter Sophie Kane McCumber, on April 17. She was born weighing 7 lbs. and was 20.5 inches long.

Lydia C. Miles C’92 married Scott A. Logan on July 17 at the National Cathedral in Washington. Several alumni attended, including Carter DeLorme C’92, Bill Helm C’92 and Daphne Crespo Helm C’94, Richard Mahaffey III C’93, Jason Costner EAS’92, Halley Finkelstein Ascher C’92 L’96, Harold Ford Jr. C’92, Jennifer Baltimore C’89, and Lydia’s godfather Donald Stewart, former head of the College of General Studies. Lydia is vice president of the Kimsey Foundation in Washington, and Scott is a senior human-capital consultant in government solutions at Monster.com. They live in Washington.

Billy Orlove C’92 and his wife, Katherine, are happy to announce the August birth of their daughter, Raquel. They live near D.C., and can be reached at <orlove@comcast.net>.

Lisa Syrek C’92 admits that she robbed the cradle and happily married Dr. Jason Hallock C’94 on Sept. 25 in Naples, Fla. They are displaced East Coasters who currently live in Chicago. Despite the hurricanes flooding Florida at the time, they convinced these alumni to attend: Lauren Stanley Lehmann C’92, Rachel Lu MacPherson W’93 and Andrew MacPherson C’93, Amy Wruble C’92, Manda Dagata C’92, Dr. Sam Chawla C’94, Manoj Jegasothy C’94, Rich Syrek W’84, and Dr. Robert Carlisle Hallock Jr. V’69. “Luckily, most attendees were stuck in Florida for an extra day due to the hurricanes so everyone got an extra day off of work. And, luckily for some attendees, what happens in Florida stays in Florida.”

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93 Daniel Boockvar C’93 L’96 has been promoted to assistant general counsel at Weight Watchers International. He joined the firm in January 2002 and focused on acquisitions, negotiating licensing opportunities, and federal compliance. Previously he was an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Derek Braslow C’93 and his wife, Cara, are tired but happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Beth, on Sept. 2; she joins big sister, Sara, who turned two in November.

Mimi Chang C’93 married Cliff Turbitt W’84 on Sept, 19 in Spring Lake, N.J. In the wedding party were usher Matthew Petronio W’85 and reader Janice Lawner C’92; and among the guests were Brian Koo C’95, John Parr W’84 and Yasmin Parr ChE’84, Mike Smith W’84, and Gennifer Binder W’92. Cliff is a vice president of institutional investments at Merrill Lynch, and Mimi is a senior partner at the Lucas Group. They live in New York and would live to hear from friends at <mimichang34@yahoo.com> or <cliff_turbitt@ml.com>.

Brian Eck EAS’93 see Kathryn McCabe C’94.

Beth Silverman Jaeger-Skigen C’93 SW’94 is delighted to announce the birth of her twin daughters, Hana Pali (5 lbs. 13 oz.) and Zoe Bella (5 lbs. 2 oz.), on Aug. 13. Fraternal twins, they both have bright red hair! Beth and husband, Geoff, in San Francisco. A psychotherapist in private practice, she also works as a consultant for San Francisco Unified School District, and can be reached at <BatiaJ@aol.com>.

Liz Shalev C’93 see Aric Shalev W’95.

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94 Michael Capell C’94 EAS’94 and his wife, Stacey, announce the birth of their second child, Rayna Pryde Capell, on Oct. 19. She weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz., and measured 18 1/2 inches. Mom, Dad, big brother Logan, and Rayna are all doing well at home.

Dr. Jason Hallock C’94 see Lisa Syrek C’92.

Ulrich Kausch EAS’94 <ukausch@visionetix.de> e-mails, “Right after graduation I worked in the U.S. for a consulting company. After a year I went to Stanford to pick up a master’s in engineering, then joined a strategy consultancy in Germany. In 1999 I started my own IT-consulting company, and went for 2.5 years to China. Now I am back in Germany, working as a consultant for DHL.”

Kathryn McCabe C’94 and her husband, Brian Eck EAS’93, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Madelie Sadie Eck, on May 22. They live in Pasadena, where Kathryn is a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology and Brian is a software-development manager at EarthLink. Old friends are encouraged to get in touch at <brian_eck@alumni.upenn.edu>.

Dr. Bonnie Kempner Schachter M’94 is proud to announce that she and her husband, Ian, have had their second child and son, Aaron Ray Schachter, on Aug. 31. Bonnie is still in a solo family-medicine practice in Northeast Philadelphia.

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95 Dr. Simone Betchen C’95 married Steven Marks on Oct. 9 at the University Museum. Many Penn friends attended the wedding, including Stacey Dinstell C’95, Thomas Harney C’83, Andy Levinson W’95, Sheila Rajabiun C’93, Dr. Melissa Schindel-Kaplan C’95, Allison Smith C’92 and Richard Smith C’92 W’92, and George Washko EAS’93. Simone and Steven enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in New Zealand, and are now back in New York. She is completing her last year as a chief resident in neurosurgery and he is a vice-president in investment banking at Bear Stearns.

Jim Downs C’95 writes that he and Jennifer Manion C’97 participated in a panel at Penn’s McNeil Center for Early American History in October. “The panel discussion was based on our recently published book, Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism (www.takingbacktheacademy.com). It grew out of our experiences at Penn. Prof. Kathy Brown, a contributor to the volume, also participated on the panel. The book also includes an essay by Nancy A. Hewitt Gr’81.”

Ted Fentin C’95 and Jen Krom Fentin WG’02 are very proud to announce their marriage on Aug. 21, in Los Angeles. Penn family members there included Ted’s uncle Joe Mishkin W’69 and Ted’s aunt Sally Hammond CW’72. The wedding party included Zach Liff C’95 W’95 and Ari Adler W’95. Also attending were Tamsen Caruso Brown C’95, Staci Standen Kroon EAS’95, Michelle Brawer High C’96 and Peter High C’96, Dr. David Etzioni M’99, Jason Keller WG’00, Prashanth Shetty WG’02, Nupur Saluja WG’02, Elaine Boxer WG’02, David Sturek WG’01, Jared Finegold W’01 WG’02, Jason Berry WG’02, Matthew Zaklad WG’02, and of course the man who set Ted and Jen up, Wayne Nitti WG’02—who received an appropriate red-velvet throne to sit on at the wedding. Ted and Jen are living in Los Angeles, where he is working at Credit Suisse First Boston in real-estate private equity and she is an executive recruiter at The Woodward Group.

Marna Fainman Goldwin C’95 writes, “My husband, Dan Goldwin, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Hannah Pearl, on April 7 in Chicago. I have returned to work at ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank as a product marketing manager and Dan is an electronic discovery specialist with Lexis-Nexis Applied Discovery.”

Adam Green C’95 W’95 has returned to his native Hawaii, where he has been hired as senior corporate-development officer for the Maui Land and Pineapple Company, which is controlled by Steve Case. He writes, “The company’s business mix reflects the traditional mainstays of the local economy, including real estate development, resorts and agriculture, although its approach is very unconventional in its attempt to integrate them in an environmentally conscious manner.”

Dr. Robyn Lesser C’95 married Gene Melamud in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 10. Alumni attending were Leigh Fuchs C’95, Nicole Assa W’95, Carrie Girgenti C’95, Dr. Peter Blumencranz C’66, Dr. John McClure III C’66 M’70 GM’77, and Dr. Alan Katz GM’73. Robyn writes, “We are living in St. Petersburg; I am a pediatric dentist in private practice in Tampa and an associate clinical faculty member at the University of Florida.”

Michelle Gittelsohn Nadel C’95 and her husband, Marc, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Shira, on Oct. 5. Hannah already adores her favorite aunt Cindy Gittelsohn C’01.

Allison Winn Scotch C’95 and her husband, Adam, welcomed their first son, David Campbell, on Oct. 13. Like his grandfather, Dr. H. Richard Winn M’68, Cam will go by his middle name. The Scotches live in New York, along with their beloved dog, Pedro, where Adam works for a hedge fund, and Allison continues to work as a freelance writer for a variety of magazines, including Shape, Men’s Health, Cooking Light, and Prevention. She hopes the next year sees a birth of another kind—the completion of her first novel. And she can be reached at <allison@allisonwinn.com>.

Aric Shalev W’95 writes, “My wife, Liz Shalev C’93, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Julia Reese, on Nov. 3; she joined her big brother Max, who turned two in September. We are still living in San Francisco, where I am a principal with Rockpoint Group, L.L.C.”

Dr. Manali Ayachit Shendrikar C’95 and her husband, Rohit, would like to announce the birth of their son Siddhartha (Sid), who is “almost a year old now!” Manali recently joined a private group in Santa Monica, Calif., practicing family medicine, while Ro is practicing intellectual-property law in Los Angeles. Old friends can contact her at <mshendrikar@yahoo.com>.

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96 Robert J Alwine II C’96 and Alexia Rodriguez Alwine C’97 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Gabriela, on Jan. 13, 2004. They live in Miami, where he is a lawyer in private practice and Alexia is an independent consultant currently working on a project with Unilever/Slim Fast. They would love to hear from their classmates at <rjalwine2@aol.com> and <resiliente@aol.com>.

David Eisenberg C’96 married Thalia Acosta C’96 at the New York Botanical Garden on Aug. 20. The wedding party included Andrea Nass C’96, Jonathan Erulkar C’96, Joshua Berlin W’95, and Richard Carvajal C’95 W’95. Dave and Thalia were happy to share their wedding day also with Sonal Gandhi Patari C’96, Robert Stein C’96 M’00, Jeremy Kahn C’96, Elliot Sambol C’96, and Gary Luck C’96. They honeymooned in northern Italy. Dave is currently conducting research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as part of his residency in general surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, and Thalia is a resident in psychiatry at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. After eight years of maintaining a long-distance relationship, they now live together in the West Village.

Shrusan E. Gray C’96 graduated last May from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and received its Janet S. and Thomas M. Daniel, M.D., Travel Fellowship which funds research or clinical electives in a developing country.

James Kaplan WG’96 see Amy Egger C’90.

Andrea Sachs Otto C’96 and her husband, Josh, are thrilled to welcome a little girl: Amelia Rome Otto was born on Oct. 9. Big brother Oliver (who was two in December), is excited to have a new sister.

Tiffany A. Otto C’96 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell.

Amy Krissman Pine C’96 and her husband, Jonah Pine, welcomed their first child, Sarah Lena Pine, on Aug. 8. Amy left her job as executive editor at the Savannah College of Art and Design to stay home with Sarah, but plans to do freelance writing and editing on the side. Jonah opened his own law practice, Williams and Pine LLC, in May. The family lives in Savannah; Amy may be reached at <amyk215@yahoo.com>.

Hyun-Jeong Ra C’96 GEng’99 married Andrew Prantner G’99 on Sept. 4 at Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, where they are graduate students in the biology and biomedical sciences division. The second part of the celebration was an abridged version of a Korean Paebaek wedding ceremony. Dawn Lanzalotti C’96 and Jeanine Makara C’96 were among the bridesmaids, and the guests included Holly Gratkowski C’96 G’98 Gr’02, Ian Laurenzi GEng’99 Gr’02, James McNaughton W’96 and Kristin Dolte McNaughton C’96, and George Yeh C’89 (who sent in this note).

Anthony Scioli C’96 and Andee Friedlander Scioli C’96 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Morton Scioli, on Jan. 22. He weighed 3 lbs. 9 oz., and was 16.5 inches long.

Cheryl Zukowski C’96 <cheryl.zukowski@mba.wfu.edu> and her husband, Jay Lerman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Jaye Zukowski, on May 12. The Zukowski-Lerman family recently relocated to Winston-Salem, N.C., where Cheryl is an MBA candidate at Wake Forest University; Caroline and stay-at-home dad Jay create content for (www.cjzukes.blogspot.com).

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97 Alexia Rodriguez Alwine C’97 see Robert J Alwine II C’96.

Gary Blum W’97 and Holly White Blum C’97 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Lily, on Sept. 23, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 20 inches. Rebecca and her parents live in Manhattan, and would love to hear from friends at <garyblum@yahoo.com>.

William Chun C’97 GPU’98 married Julie Choi on June 5; the ceremony and reception were held in the Engineer’s Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion in Baltimore. Several close Penn friends attended, including Howard Chin C’96, Mark Chin C’96, Tina Chang Gallagher C’97, Grace Koo Hwang C’97 and Jeffrey Hwang W’97, Helen Kim W’99, John Kim W’97 WG’04, Sara Cho Kim C’98 G’98 GEd’00, Samuel Kwon W’96, Jim Lee C’97, Susie Lee C’97, Calandra Park C’97, Diena Park C’01, Joseph Park C’99, Suzette Peng C’97, Thomas Queenan WG’92, Jesse Ro W’97, Chun Jae Shin C’04, John Sim C’96, and Nina Park Yim C’95. William and Julie have settled in northern New Jersey.

Brett Lovins C’97 and Jane Hill C’00 are thrilled to announce their engagement. He surprised her with the proposal on a mountain summit during a fall hike in Vermont. After graduating from Penn, he took a break from academia to perform in regional theaters in Telluride, Colo., New London, N.H., and New York. She taught second grade in the Bronx through Teach for America and earned her M.A. at Columbia University’s Teachers College. They currently live in Boston, where he is in his second year at Suffolk University Law School and she is a research teacher at Tufts University, studying differential treatment effects of reading curricula on subtypes of dyslexia.

Jennifer Manion C’97 see Jim Downs C’95.

Maria A. Prado-Mayor GEd’97 writes, “After five years of engaging experiences in the classrooms of Pennsylvania schools, my husband and I decided to switch gears and give our children the perspective of a different culture, so we moved to Northern Spain, my country of origin. We became so infatuated with the majestic scenery of rugged peaks and lush coastline, that when it came time to go back to the States (I had an 18-month leave of absence from Jenkintown High School) we were not able to give up our life style in ‘Old Europe.’ We also felt the urge to share all this beauty and cultural wealth with others, so we put together an educational travel venture (waytospain.com). We help people find the Spain hidden under the stereotypes of dry lands and bullfights. We share the Spain that is unadulterated, and that caters to its own population. We show you Asturias, Greenest Spain: the Spain that Spaniards keep for themselves. I hope to see some of you here soon.”

Neil Sethi C’97 see Manisha Ahuja Sethi C’98.

Stephanie Simon C’97 writes, “On Oct. 10, I happily married Bennett Katz in Philadelphia. Several Penn friends and family celebrated with us, including Kathy Furst C’97 GEd’98, Andrea Koplove C’97, Jayson Tonkon W’96, Paula Feldman C’97, Lori Spector Kutsher C’97, Alyse Dann Bodine C’98 and James Bodine W’86 WG’94, Josh Rappoport W’97, Beth Shapiro C’97 W’97, Jennifer Blumenfeld Schwarz C’97 L’02, Lainie Welsh Leitzell C’97 and Steve Leitzell C’96 L’99, Elena Salzman Kindler C’91, and Benjamin Pasternack C’07.

Wendy Toll Topkis C’97 L’00 and Doug Topkis WG’99 welcomed their second daughter, Jessica Taylor, on March 24. “We are thrilled with our growing family and love watching our older daughter, Alison, navigate the role of big sister.”

Holly Vu C’97 and James Nguyen W’97 are happy to announce their marriage on Aug. 21 at Holy Cross Church in Garrett Park, Md., with the reception at the Fairmont in Washington. He proposed to her on a surprise trip to Paris. Penn guests at the wedding included Vince Dam C’03, Chad Evans C’97 EAS’97, Kristen Dang Han C’97, Harris Hwang WG’04, In Seon Hwang W’97, James Miller W’97, Jane Nguyen M’99, Jennifer Nguyen C’02 M’07, Jonathan Nguyen C’06, Vu Pham C’97, Yusuke Takahashi W’97, and Christopher Boova WG’96. Holly is an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York, and James is an analyst at Sigma Capital in New York; they live in Manhattan.

Lenny Zeltser EAS’97 married Julia Vakser in New York on Aug. 22. “It was a sunny day, with temperatures reaching 76°F and winds up to 9 mph.” She is a partner in Hyperakt Design Group and a contributing illustrator to the Gazette. He is currently finishing his MBA degree at MIT Sloan, and working on the second edition of a book he produced a few years ago. They live in Boston, and are looking forward to “weathering life’s storms together, hand-in-hand.”

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98 Kimberly Coulter C’98 writes, “On July 24, I married Mark Andrew Shoptaw, a UCLA graduate, in the beautiful town of Laguna Beach, Calif. We currently live in Huntington Beach. I am a fifth-grade teacher in Long Beach, and he is an advertising executive in Santa Ana. Alumni who attended the wedding include Margo Klewans C’98 and Melissa Bernstein C’98.

Noah Davis EAS’98 reports that he married Ewa Kotowska on Aug. 31, 2003, in Lincoln Park, Chicago. He is currently studying for his MBA at the University of Chicago, after working as an engineer in Los Angeles for several years. He would be happy to hear from old friends at <ndavis@gsb.uchicago.edu>.

Lily Horng EAS’98 W’98 has graduated from the Yale School of Management, moved back to New York, and started working in the performance-improvement department of the city’s Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Jimmy Lee C’98 CGS’04 is director of investments and entrepreneurial services in biotechnology and life sciences for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Katherine Minarik C’98 L’06 writes, “I’m very happy to announce my engagement to Robert Paul Pezold II, a lawyer in Washington. We will be getting married in Jan. 2006. We look forward to catching up with lots of Penn friends at the wedding.”

Paul Nathanson W’98 married Rosie Ornstein on Aug. 14 in New York. Alumni attending the wedding included best man Charley Margosian W’98, David Lelong EAS’98 W’98, Craig Meyers W’98, Reid Schneider W’98, Natalya Michaels W’98 and Adam Michaels EAS’98, Rob Wollin L’01, Zach Klehr C’00, Paul and Rosie’s sister-in-law-to-be Lindsay Stern C’99, Rosie’s uncle Gene Manheim W’73, and Paul’s cousins Gloria Kaufer Greene CW’71 MT’71 and Dr. Geoffrey Greene C’69. Paul recently graduated from Harvard Law School and is clerking for a federal appellate judge in Baltimore, and Rosie is a social worker. They live in Washington, and can be reached at <paulnathanson@yahoo.com>.

Rebecca L. Seidel C’98 graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University last June; she is completing a transitional-year internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, to be followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory University.

Manisha Ahuja Sethi C’98 and Neil Sethi C’97 welcomed their first child, baby boy Rohan Rai Sethi, on Oct. 12. Manisha and Neil recently moved to Cleveland, and are enjoying their new family.

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99 Jenny Hessler Auerr Nu’99 writes that Abigail Jeanne Auerr (8 lbs. 6 1/2 oz., 21 inches long) was born to her and her husband, Kevin, on Aug. 3 in New York. They now live in Franklin, Mass.

Erika Cohn C’99 is enrolled in the second year of the graduate program in the history of art at Williams College, and due to graduate this year.

Adam C. Frey C’99 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in psychiatry at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Susan Master Gordon C’99 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Anna Hilton CGS’99 V’05 married Ken Massey C’99 on Nov. 6 in Bordentown, N.J., with many alumni attending. The bridal party included Lucia Zapatero C’99, Patricia Fernandez W’99, Ana Yngelmo W’99, and Cindy Hou C’99. Among the groomsmen were Noah Bilenker C’99, Tom Hardin W’99, Jesse Janosov C’99 EAS’99, and Mike Schneider C’99. Anna and Ken live in Philadelphia, where she is finishing up veterinary school at Penn and he is an associate at Pepper Hamilton. “Keep in touch at <kmassey99@alumni.upenn.edu>.”

Dr. Michael Joseph C’99 is enjoying the beginning of a specialty residency in endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, after having finished a one-year general-residency program at Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Fellow residents include Dr. Ian Glick C’96 and Dr. Danielle Lacoste Kilmartin D’99 DG’00, and the program director and department chair is Dr. Daniel B. Green D’60.

Matthew R. Katz W’99 writes, “The past several months have been incredible and absolutely mind-boggling. In a period of six months I quit my job in equity research at Credit Suisse First Boston to take an opportunity to following Bob Dylan and his band on tour, working part-time for them as a roadie, and it has been amazing. I was able to hang out with Bob backstage after his concert in Irvine, Calif., and he is as amazing as you would think. No plans to return to the financial world just yet, although my boss has been asking me to call him when I get back to New York. Currently I am still traveling with Dylan and am in the process of starting my own record label, Katz’s Deli, and am looking for talented, unsigned folk artists and bands.”

Ana Mendes Mann C’99 married Ted Mann C’00 on Oct. 9 at St. Agatha-St. James Roman Catholic Church near Penn, with a reception in Center City at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. The wedding party included Korey Pirouz C’99, Gabe Aherne C’99, Craig McGettigan CGS’98, Neha Champaneria W’99, Parisa Mousavi C’99, and Priya Pujara C’99. Attending were Gwynne Givot Johnson C’99 and Matt Johnson C’99, Meghan Leary C’99 GEd’03, Matthew Essman GEd’03, Pete Segall C’99, Amanda Horn C’96, and Dr. Keith Horton C’55. Ana and Ted live in Philadelphia, where she is a fourth-year medical student at Temple and he works for the University of Pennsylvania Press, writes freelance articles, and occasionally contributes to the Gazette.

Jason H. Neustadter C’99 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Andrew Prantner G’99 see Hyun-Jeong Ra C’96 GEng’99.

Sara Rubin C’99 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Scott A Silverstone Gr’99 is assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He wrote Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic, which was recently published by Cornell University Press.

Doug Topkis WG’99 see Wendy Toll Topkis C’97 L’00.

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00 Sam Andorsky C’00 married Rachel Siegal on July 4. Sami Weisberg C’00, Rachel Weissman EAS’00, Jon Kopelovich C’00, Elan Dobbs C’00 G’00, Shapir Rosenberg C’99, Arthur Singer W’55, Howard Schulder W’67, and Jacob Solomon C’74 G’77 attended. Sam and Rachel met while living in Israel and now live in Providence, R.I., where he is a fourth-year medical student at Brown.

Bart Bronk C’00 e-mails, “My wife, Christine, and I welcomed our first child into the world on Aug. 20: a beautiful baby girl named Emilia May. I’d love to hear from old friends at <bbronk@fi.edu>.”

Lynn Corney C’00 writes, “I am thrilled to announce my engagement to Adam Owens. I’m currently finishing up my Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adam is a television reporter at WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Va. We are planning to get married in late 2005.”

Sharmin A. Hakim C’00 married Dr. Mohamed Ilyaz Gaffoor on July 3 in Burlington, Mass. Alumni attending included Kate Raatzs C’00, Jennifer Gutierrez C’00, Catherine LaRocco EAS’00, Rupa Raman W’01, Maryam Malik EAS’00, San Phan EAS’99, and Thuy Vu C’00. Sharmin and Mohamed had a relaxing two-week honeymoon in Spain. She is pursuing her doctorate in instructional technology and media at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he is a fellow in pediatric critical care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. They currently live in Maryland, but she stays in Manhattan three days a week for work and school. They plan to settle in the New York/New Jersey area once he finishes his fellowship.

Jane Hill C’00 see Brett Lovins C’97.

Steven Kalter W’00 see Nora Ginsberg C’01.

Ted Mann C’00 see Ana Mendes Mann C’99.

Elizabeth Martin SW’00 married Scott Himowitz on May 30 at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia. They live in East Brunswick, N.J., where they have bought their first home. He is a marketing coordinator for Interlux Yacht Finishes, and she is a care manager for the County of Middlesex Department on Aging. Melissa Greenberg SW’00, Grace Enriquez GEd’99, Glenn Dunoff EAS’91 W’91, and best man Erik Castro W’96 were in the wedding party, and attending the wedding were Sharon Finkelstein Patent C’87 and Abby Finkelstein Katoni SW’97. Scott and Liz enjoyed a few days in South Beach, Fla., before going on a Carnival cruise in the eastern Caribbean for a week. They can be reached at <EMH530@aol.com>.

Rishi R. Patel C’00 graduated last May from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and received its Alfred S. Maschke Award for “excellence in the art and practice of medicine.” He was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical-honor society during medical school.

Jessica Schraub C’00 married Maxwell Norman C’00 on Aug. 8 at the Jersey City Hyatt on the Hudson in New Jersey. Andrea Lipman C’00, Jennifer Tosti W’00, Matthew Benbassat W’00, Marc Chodock EAS’00 W’00, and Matt Goldstein EAS’00 were in the wedding party. Many other alumni attended, including Sara Shenkan C’00, Ariel Bierbaum C’00, Deborah Millstein Kronenberg C’00 and Josh Kronenberg C’99, Eliza Jacobs C’00, Lindsey Dougherty C’00, Joe Fernandez W’00, Melissa Schneider W’02, Aaron Fidler W’00, Elliot Williams C’98, Rob Rutkin C’00, Brett Phillips C’00, David Becker W’00, Bill Grimaldi C’00, Eric Golding C’00, Michele Sacks Fenkel C’00, Katherine Steinberg C’00, Jonathan Bluth C’99, Linda Kanefield C’79 and Norman Schneider C’79 G’79, and Benjamin Schneider C’08. Jessica and Max had a wonderful honeymoon in Kauai and Maui, and now live in Los Angeles. She is doing program-evaluation work for the Los Angeles School District and he is in his third year at Loyola law school.

Erica J. Simon C’00 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Mark J. Simone C’00 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Christopher G. Ward C’00 last June graduated a doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, and is completing a residency in pediatric anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Zitcer C’00 married Noga Newberg C’02 on Oct. 24 in the Horticultural Center at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. They were joined by many alumni, including bridesmaids Rachel Shafran C’02, Suzana Berger C’02, Deirdra Stockmann C’02, and Anne Nicolaysen C’02. In the groom’s party were Jonathan Herrmann W’00, Hanny Hindi C’02, and Gregory Grason C’00 G’02. Joining in the celebration were Miriam Ackerman C’02, Lauren Elfant C’03, Jeffery Barg C’02, Rachel Vigoda C’02, Ari Alexander C’01, Bryan Hirsch C’03, Talya Gould C’00, Lindsay Koshgarian C’01, Dara Ditsworth C’01 W’01, Daniel Shu C’04, Kathryn Schu C’02 GGS’04, and Aaron Levy C’99 GGS’03 GGS’05. Noga and Andrew recently bought a home in West Philadelphia. She teaches at the Powel School in West Philadelphia and he is cultural-asset manager with Penn’s facilities and real estate division.

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01 Brian Eisenman W’01 married Jenifer Johns C’01 on Oct. 16 in Detroit. The wedding party included groomsmen Craig Berkowitz W’01, Bryan Goldberg C’01, Robert Cuthrell W’01, bridesmaid Elana Leventhal C’02, and Brian’s parents, Marx Eisenman W’71 and Bonnie Soiffer Eisenman CW’72. Other alumni attending included Mike Gold C’99, Josh Zelenka EAS’00, Russell Dritz W’01, Peter-Mark Verwoerd C’01 GEng’05, Andrea Jacobs C’81, Adam Keil W’00, Chris Burton W’02, Max Goodman C’01, Steve Markel W’70, and Andrew Miller C’91. The wedding was officiated by Rabbi Martin P. Beifield Jr. C’70. Brian and Jenifer became engaged during Homecoming 2003. Following a two-week honeymoon in St. Lucia, they have moved into a new house in Atlanta, where she is continuing to pursue her work in medical anthropology and he is a manager with Land America Financial, running their nationwide home-inspection company.

Nora Ginsberg C’01 married Steven Kalter W’00 on Sept. 5 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. They began dating in Feb. 1999 while at Penn. The wedding party included the Steve’s sister and maid-of-honor Ilene Kalter C’02, bridesmaids Stacy Baum C’01, Jennie Salwen C’01 GEd’04, Alison Sokolove C’01, Jill Wygoda C’01, Caryn Zieses EAS’01, best man Joshua Lerner C’99, and groomsmen Joshua Cohen W’01, Zachary Lewis W’01, Brian Rosenzweig C’01, and Scott Taffet C’01. Many alumni attended the wedding, including Marc Chodock EAS’00 W’00, David Lerner W’02, Jared Lieberman W’01, Angus Littlejohn C’73, Michael Ridloff W’00, Justin Rosenberg W’01, Jonathan Schmerin C’00, David Simon W’95 WG’01 and Stephanie Kleban Simon C’96 W’96, and Lori Uscher C’01. Nora and Steven enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii, and now reside in Manhattan.

Holly M Grace GCP’01, Boston, has joined Spaulding & Slye Colliers, a corporate, investor, and institutional real-estate services company, as a project manager in its development-services group. Previously she worked in the real-estate office of Dartmouth College. She began her career as a research analyst in the company’s Washington office.

Peter Grollman GPU’01 and Alexa Knapp Grollman GPU’01 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jesse Asher, on Aug. 31. Peter is a senior associate at Ikon Public Affairs and Alexa is a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. They live in Alexandria, Va.

Regina Hendricks Nu’01 GNu’06, Collingswood, N.J., is studying in the women’s health NP program at Penn. She has announced her engagement to Scott Halliday Jr., and they have planned the wedding for Oct. 1 in Ocean City, N.J. Her bridesmaids shall be Lori Huntley Nu’01 GNu’06, Jen Thompson Templeton C’01, Jamie Ganley Nu’01, Maria Hendricks Nu’98 GNu’05, and Sasha Palmquist C’01.

Melisa Martinez W’01 married Adam Boyd W’01 on July 4 at the Castillo Seralles in Ponce, P.R. Alumni attending included Mia Hernandez C’01, Irene Shen W’00, Caith Kushner C’99 W’99 and Anna Figueras-Kushner C’97, and Mary Alice Peterson C’02. The couple lives in Manhattan. Melisa is in her 4th year as a marketing strategy consultant for the Monitor Group. Adam spent three years as a turnaround and restructuring consultant, but recently began working for Goldin Capital Management, a private-equity firm focused on distressed middle-market companies.

Ellen Pellino W’01 married Adam Gittes on June 12 in Livingston, N.J. Jodi Buckler C’01 Gr’09 was a bridesmaid, while other Quaker fans joining the celebration included Nivee Amin C’02 W’02, Jennifer Bartels C’01, Fred Karnell Gr’07, Erica Labovitz W’01, Patricia O’Keeffe W’01, Lori Pollan C’01 W’01, Amanda Sloan C’01, Katie Strickland W’01, and Jill Zeldin EAS’01 W’01. Ellen and Adam happily live in New York, where she is a financial analyst at Colgate-Palmolive Company and he is an analyst at a hedge fund.

Lauren Sokoloff C’01 married Joshua Manton in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, N.J., on Aug. 14. Rachel Kreiner C’01 was maid-of-honor, and Alyson Fien C’01, Tori Katz C’01, Melisa Kirkup C’01, Paula Miller C’01, Dayna Platt C’01, Kari Posner C’01, and Jodi Schiffman C’00 (who sent in this note) were bridesmaids. Michael Ridloff W’00 and Elena Guttenplan C’01 had the honor of signing their ketubbah. Matthew Bender W’99, Jamie Cohen C’00, Douglas Gavin C’95, Martin Hauptman M’63, Jeffrey Lander C’99, Scott Lerner L’97, Pravin Manglani EAS’01 W’01 and Manisha Dansanghani Manglani C’01, Leah Neaderthal C’02, Caroline Pearl C’98, Jennifer Pearl C’99, Richard Pearl C’64, Audrey Rosales C’01 EAS’01, Nancy Bisgaier Ruskin CW’67, and Matthew Schonholz C’00 L’05 all helped celebrate. Lauren and Josh enjoyed a wonderful two-week honeymoon in Hawaii, and have bought an apartment in New York. She is a third-year law student at Fordham University School of Law, and this fall will join Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP as an associate. He is software director for GreaterThanOne, an interactive marketing agency. They can be reached at <laurenmanton@hotmail.com>.

Melissa Chesnov Tucker C’01 married Eric Tucker C’01 on Oct. 10 at the Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, Pa. They were joined by many Penn friends and family, including groomsmen Barry Schwartz C’01 and David Gudis M’08, and bridesmaid Megan Marcus C’01. Melissa and Eric honeymooned in Nevis and then moved to Philadelphia, where she is an employment and civil-rights attorney and he is a reporter for the Press of Atlantic City.

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Jen Krom Fentin WG’02 see Ted Fentin C’95.

Victoria Frondozo-Alexander C’02 and Austin Alexander W’02 married on Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. in an intimate ceremony at the Firestone Vineyards in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is a mortgage banker with Deutsche Bank and she is a production associate at E! Entertainment Television Networks. They live in Brentwood.

Abraham Lo C’02 GEd’03 G’06 e-mails, “After teaching for a year at Franklin Towne Charter High School in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, I have returned home to teach at my alma mater, Wissahickon High School, in Ambler, Pa. Last August I traveled with Chris Rubino C’03 on a two-week backpacking trek through northern Italy. I can be reached at <abrahaml@alumni.upenn.edu>.”

Eileen M. McCarthy EAS’02 W’02 and Jason S. Feldman EAS’02 became engaged at the beach in Sea Bright, N.J., on June 19. The wedding will take place in Sept. 2005, with Jason’s brother, Michael Feldman C’05, as best man.

Noga Newberg C’02 see Andrew Zitcer C’00.

Kristen Olander C’02 GEd’04 married Adam Engler EAS’02 on Aug. 21. Friends and family celebrated the wedding at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, followed by a reception at the Omni Hotel. Alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaid Carolyn Eckert C’02, groomsmen Jonathan Tyburski W’02 and Evan Randall EAS’02, organist Louis Becht C’02, and best man Adam Winik C’02. Other alumni attending included Kristen’s parents, Charles Olander C’73 and Dianne Olander Nu’73, Shaun Byrnes W’01, Elizabeth Beothy C’02, Craig Gorman C’02, Krista Pohl EAS’01, Frances Wu EE’02, Meagan McGowan C’04 GEd’05, Melissa Tamez EAS’02, Jeffrey Sinder W’02, and Johanna Licciardello Tyburski W’00, along with fellow Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers Mendel Hui W’00, Alexander Davie C’00, Matthew Mongon W’01, Richard Kramer W’02, Jonathan Prin C’02, and Benjamin Benulis EAS’03. Kristen and Adam enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon on a cruise throughout the Caribbean. She is currently completing her school-counseling certification at Masterman High School in Center City Philadelphia, and he is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Biophysical Engineering Laboratory at Penn Engineering. They live in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square area, and can be reached at <aengler@seas.upenn.edu>.03

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