John M. Sprecher W’34 writes, “I am one of the fortunate ones of the Class of 1934 to still be alive at 95 years old. I have an apartment in Ephrata Manor and my wife, Sally, is here in the nursing section. I treasure the memories of those days at Penn. 1930-34 was the depth of the Depression, and we saw men on the street corners selling apples at 10 cents. I was in a lecture class the morning Roosevelt closed the banks and heard Dr. Huebner advise anyone with money to invest in blue chips in the stock market. He was right, but I had no money. I and many other students would have gone hungry but Phil Bauer, the little restaurant on 37th Street, fed us on credit. Tuition was $220 a semester. It was a great privilege, as a Penn Band member, to play under the direction of John Philip Sousa when he directed us at a concert in 1932. We played at all football games, including one at Notre Dame that we went to by overnight train. It was a wonderful experience. My Penn education has helped me during my lifetime. I owned and operated the family hardware store until 1980, when I turned it over to my son. I was president of the local school board and chair of the local municipal authority. Sally and I have traveled in all 50 states, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. My computer is a great help by keeping me up with the rest of the world, and enabling me to communicate with all my friends at Sprecher15@aol.com. I wish I would have had it in 1930.”
’49 | Robert G. Ives C’49 writes that he is well into his third career. His first was with WCAU TV in Philadelphia, where from 1951-53 he wrote and promoted The Ghost Rider, a movie participation show for kids, complete with secret decoders, prizes, awards, outdoors appearances, etc. In 1973, following several years with The Saturday Evening Post and with Life magazine, he started Railroads Under Glass, the company where, for the next 30 years, he created one-of-a-kind, glass-topped coffee tables, featuring model railroads traveling through custom-designed landscapes [see, “Everybody Has a Railroad Gene” Penn Arts & Sciences (spring 1996)]. Then, in 2003, he published his first full-length book, R. G. Ives Short Stories. His second volume, Keys in the Sand, was recently published; both are collections dealing with the American experience from the time of the Great Depression to the turn of the 21st century. Bob says he won’t be seeking a fourth career: He’s “seen enough to keep this one on track ’til the ink runs dry.” His books are published by Infinity Publishing in West Conshohocken, Pa.
Lester D. Shubin C’49 writes that he was “honored at a luncheon given by the U.S. Department of Justice for ‘pioneering work in developing Kevlar into soft body armor. The occasion was the documented save of the 300th police officer; attending were the first save and the 300th. A presentation was made by the deputy attorney general.”
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’50 | Dr. Milton R. Okun C’50 writes, “I have had a career in dermatology and dermatopathology, both research and clinical aspects. This included senior authorship of a textbook in dermatopathology, directorship of the Dermatopathology Foundation and the Boston Dermatopathology Laboratory, clinical professorships at Boston University School of Medicine, and directorship of research supported by a NIH extramural grant. I have done basic research in the enzymology of melanogenesis, as well as cellular differentiation and morphogenesis, with numerous publications in the scientific literature. Since Dec. 2006, I have been working on a special aspect of differentiation and morphogenesis (submitted for publication); this is based on a review of the theory of asymmetrical mitosis, widely believed to be the basis of differentiation. This theory holds that the first two daughter cells of a fertilized egg have basic differences and generate different organs. I have shown that this theory cannot be valid, since these daughter cells, when separated, generate identical (monozygotic) twins. I have also proposed that these daughter cells, when not separated, generate identical right and left halves of the body of individual organisms with bilateral symmetry, including humans, so we are all quasi-identical twins.”
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’51 | Amaranth Roslyn Ehrenhalt FA’51 sends “Greetings from Paris!” She had a two-month, solo show of her recent work (paintings, sculpture, prints, mosaics, watercolors) at the Maison des Arts in Bagneux (two miles south of Paris), late last year. She writes that critics describe her work as “radiating energy” and that she “constantly renews herself without ever losing her identity.” Her paintings can be seen on www.almanart.com, and she may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the U.S., her works can be seen at Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York.
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Arnold Zeitlin C’53, email@example.com, has returned to China, for his sixth year of teaching in the English-language undergraduate journalism program at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies; he also consults with Chinese news media and other university journalism programs, including Hong Kong University. He is a former AP correspondent and bureau chief in West Africa, Pakistan, and the Philippines and, based in Hong Kong, was a vice president with UPI for the Asia-Pacific region. He is happy to announce the birth in Manhattan on Aug. 8 of his “fifth grandchild, Ariel Aderemi Zeitlin, the second son of my son, Jide Zeitlin, and his wife, Tina Goldberg. Jide, who is chair of Amherst College, retired as a Goldman Sachs partner in 2005, and then formed a company that builds mobile-telephone towers in India; Tina is a vice president for accessories for designer Marc Jacobs. As for the rest of the family, daughter Veronica is in the State Department, overseeing West and Central Africa in the office dealing with human trafficking. Daughter Jenny is a director of research at the Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris, as well as accompanying her family to Warsaw, where her husband, Stéphane, is the cooperation and cultural counselor in the French embassy. Daughter Sze-kei is with FannieMae in Washington.”
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’54 | Lee Ducat Ed’54 in October received a Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award, which is “presented to selected women of Pennsylvania, identified as bringing honor, character, and prosperity to the Commonwealth through their outstanding voluntary and professional contributions.” She is known for promoting research into diabetes for over 37 years. In 1970 she set up the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Philadelphia, the National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in 1972, and the International Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in 1975. And she is founding president of the National Disease Research Interchange, which rescues donated human tissues that would have been discarded and sends them to leading research laboratories across the country. She also founded the Human Biological Data Interchange, which utilizes family research to explore the genetic base of diseases.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54 is the Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He writes, “I participated in the 12th ASEAN ORL Head and Neck Congress in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug. 20-25. I gave a plenary lecture, ‘Organ Preservation by Surgery in Cancer of the Larynx,’ and presented the lectures ‘Newer Diagnostic and Therapeutic and Management Cancer of the Larynx’ and ‘Selective Neck Dissection: Contrast and Techniques.’ I also had the honor of chairing the symposium session of head and neck surgery.”
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’56 | Dr. Myron A. Lieberman D’56 was recently honored with a lifetime-achievement award by the Israel Orthodontic Society. He had established that country’s first post-graduate orthodontic program in 1971 and served as department chair of orthodontics at Tel Aviv University for 25 years; he continues to teach on a voluntary basis.
Judi Oser CW’56 writes, “I was the featured artist, a show of about 20 paintings, at the Gallery Concord, in Concord, Calif., for July, August, and September. I am also an honorary life-signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and a signature member of the California Watercolor Association. I had a show at the Giorgi Gallery, in Berkeley, last half of October. I have retired from my day jobevery artist needs one: I graduated from law school in 1980.”
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Cecil Eby Gr’58 is a retired professor of English at the University of Michigan. He writes to “announce publication of my controversial book about the Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War, Comrades and Commissars: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War, which was published last year by Penn State Press.”
Joel P. Kay W’58 recently received the Banco Rotto Legend Award at the Texas Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference. He received it with the other named partners of the former firm of Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, P.C. In the citation it was noted “that the firm demonstrated to bankruptcy professionals around the country that Texas could effectively handle even the most complex reorganization cases.”
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’63 | Eugene H. Fleishman W’63 recently received the fourth annual Michael H. Urbach Community Builder Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, which is “given in recognition of achievement as a CPA in charitable-board leadership.”
Dr. Benjamin H. Natelson C’63 M’67 writes, “I am an academic neurologist who moved from doing basic research to clinical research in 1991 to study medically unexplained illnesses, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. John Wiley & Sons has just released my new book, Your Symptoms Are Real: What to do when your doctor says nothing is wrong, written for the general lay audience. My day is filled with research, clinical work, teaching med students, and working on a fourth book. My evenings are filled with family visits, theater, and ballet with my wife, Dr. Gudrun Lange, an academic neuropsychologist.”
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’64 | Paul G. Humber C’64 GEd’65 edited Reasons to Affirm a Young Earth, which was published last year by CR Ministries www.CRMinistriesPhilly.com; more than 40 contributors participated in the work. For inquiries, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’65 | Murray A. Greenberg C’65 L’68 writes that, after 35 years in the office, he has retired as the Miami-Dade County Attorney; he had earlier spent 25 years as the first assistant county attorney there. He continues as an adjunct professor of law at the law schools of the University of Miami and the Florida International and St. Thomas universities. At the law firm of Wetherington, Klein & Hubbart, he is affiliated with a former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, a former chief judge of the Third District Court of Appeals, and a former chief judge of the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The firm engages primarily in mediation and trial and appellate consulting. He is married to Phyllis Kirschner Greenberg CW’67: their sons are Ben Greenberg C’93 and Jerry Greenberg C’96 G’96.
Dr. Robert Lee Pyle V’65 GV’67, Blacksburg, Va., professor of cardiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Science at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, in August was appointed professor emeritus there.
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’66 | Dr. Lawrence F. Van Horn G’66 in April was awarded the Omer C. Stewart Memorial Award by the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology for “exemplary achievement,” notably his current editorship of the journal The Applied Anthropologist, and work and ethnographic reports over the years as a U. S. National Park Service anthropologist.
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’67 | Lenore H. Forsted CW’67, Wynnewood, Pa., writes that she was chosen as “Citizen of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries for her work as president of the Lower Merion Library System and as initiator of the “One Book One Lower Merion” community reading program. “One Book has involved hundreds of residents in panel discussions, author presentations, arts and crafts, book reviews, and films related to the books chosen for each of the three years of the program.”
Clay Hamlin W’67 WG’72, Haverford, Pa., in October was inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Nichols School in Buffalo, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1963.
Michael A. Lebow EE’67 GEE’76 writes, “Since retiring from Consolidated Edison Company of New York in 2000, I have been busy consulting to various utilities around the country. However, I was pleased to take time out to help my younger son, Alexander H. Lebow C’11, move into Ware College House in the Quad. My brother-in-law, Dr. David R. Pennes C’74, is similarly pleased that there is another Penn alumnus in the family.”
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Gershon Bacon C’68 wrote in early November that “this fall semester I am on sabbatical leave and am serving as the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies at Yale University, where I am teaching in the religious-studies and history departments. Since 1981 I have been a member of the Jewish-history department at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. My wife, Brenda, and I, our four children, and three grandchildren make our homes in Jerusalem.”
Janet Berenson CW’68 G’70, email@example.com, lives and works in London as a community educational-development consultant for the Leo Baeck College. She wrote Kabbalah Decoder and a number of educational publications, and lectures on Kabbalah and Jewish meditation in Britain, Europe, and the U.S. She has two daughters: Rachel graduated this summer with a first from the Royal Holloway University of London and Deborah is studying drama at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
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’69 | John E. McKeever C’69 L’72 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of DLA Piper, the international law firm, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation and regulatory and administrative law. In September he was elected to the board of the Committee of Seventy, the city’s non-partisan political watchdog.
Craig Weatherly C’69 and Peg Streep CW’69 married in Dec. 2005some 36 years after they first dated at Penn in 1969! They live in Burlington, Vt., where he is a partner at Gravel & Shea, a full-service law firm, and she continues to write non-fiction books.
Dr. Andrew Zeitlin EE’69 is a senior principal engineer with the Mitre Corporation Center for Advanced Aviation System Development in McLean, Va. He received the Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his “seminal role in the definition and deployment of the extremely critical algorithms that are the cornerstone of the internationally deployed Aircraft Collision Avoidance System.” He is married to Elaine Glick Zeitlin CW’70, and their daughters are Dr. Samantha Zeitlin C’97 and Beth Shaw.
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’70 | Dr. Peter M. Gotlieb C’70, associate dean for experiential learning and career services at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., received in November the Experiential Education Pioneer of the Year Award from the National Society for Experiential Education.
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’71 | Stanley M. Berman WG’71 wrote in early October, “I retired from B’nai B’rith International, completing a 27-year career, where I was chief financial officer. To keep from being bored in retirement, I began a new career as chief financial officer of Global Impact, a charity based in Alexandria, Va., whose purpose is to raise money to support approximately 50 member charities that help those most in need overseas; last year, it raised over $140 million. Additionally, I am a member of the executive committee of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. My wife, Linda, and I live in North Potomac, Md.”
Dayton Duncan C’71, Walpole, N.H., has been named to the board of the newly formed National Conservation System Foundation, which was created to protect and expand the 26 million acre network of national monuments and other public lands in the West. Also on the board of the Student Conservation Association, he is currently at work as writer and producer with his longtime colleague, Ken Burns, on a major documentary series for PBS on the history of the National Parks.
Bruce S. Katcher W’71 L’76, an attorney with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, an environmental, energy, and land-use law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., in October was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 for his contribution to environmental law.
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’72 | Kay Cothran Craigie Gr’72 was a member of the U.S. delegation to the triennial conference of the International Amateur Radio Union held in Brasilia, Brazil, last September. She is first vice president of the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio.
Arthur N. Read C’72 is general counsel for Friends of Farmworkers, Inc., a legal services provider in Philadelphia. In November he received the 2007 Morris Dees Justice Award from the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and the University of Alabama School of Law. He was “recognized for nearly 30 years of tireless, courageous, and effective representation of farmworkers and immigrants.”
Lee Tabas C’72 ME’72 received the Bertrand W. Hayward Alumni Award for outstanding teaching from Philadelphia University. Executive in residence there, Lee teaches MBA students, in addition to running his own business of Tabasfunding, which provides funding to entrepreneurs to acquire or expand businesses. His daughter Elizabeth Tabas Carson C’01 was inducted into the New York bar in July. She is married to Todd Carson, lives in London, and works as a banking lawyer for Clifford Chance, in Canary Wharf. His son Samuel Bradford Tabas C’99 married Clementine Randon-Tabas on Nov. 3.
Miles U. Theeman W’72 writes that he has been named president and CEO of Affiliated Healthcare Systems, Bangor, Maine, whose 13 operating divisions provide healthcare services to hospitals, healthcare providers, and businesses throughout New England. He lives in Bangor, with his wife of 34 years, Sharon Perrone Theeman Nu’72. They have two grown daughters.
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Dr. Mark D. Dibner C’73 writes that he and his son, Ned, founded the non-profit Kramden Institute in their basement in 2003; it “has grown to over 700 volunteers, its own headquarters, and three employees. It collects, refurbishes through its Geek-a-Thon process, and donates PCs to less-fortunate kids. The program should be taken nationally within the next year. www.kramden.org.” Mark and his wife, Elaine, live in Research Triangle Park, N.C., where he heads the biotechnology-consulting firm, BioAbility LLC, and they will soon celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Donald Pittenger Gr’73, who retired from work as a government and consulting demographer in Sept. 2006, writes that he now shares writing duties with a couple of other ex-Ivy Leaguers on the popular arts and culture website 2blowhards.com. Occasionally he includes items regarding his experiences at a school whose name he “craftily disguises as ‘Dear Old Penn.’”
David E. Rice C’73, an attorney with Venable LLP in Washington, has been included in Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc.
Dr. Louis M. Weiner C’73 in October was appointed director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Previously he was chair of medical oncology at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center and professor of medicine at Temple University. Specializing in gastrointestinal cancers, he also conducted research on innovative cancer therapies at Fox Chase.
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’74 | Peter R. Pendergast C’74 has rejoined the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., as of counsel; he was there from 1981 to 1987. He had been general counsel for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, in charge of legal aspects of the Big Dig.
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’75 | Prof. Reuven Amitai C’75 holds the Eliyahu Elath Chair for the History of the Muslim Peoples and is director of the Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote The Mongols in the Islamic Lands: Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate, which was published last August by Ashgate Publisher (Aldershot, U.K.).
Joan F. Pollak CW’75, who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Wynnewood, Pa., has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, which provides educational programs, legislative advocacy, and networking opportunities for social workers. She is married to Richard Eisner C’73, and is the proud mother of Ben and Helen.
Larry Wahl W’75 has been appointed vice president, media and public relations, for the Orange Bowl Committee in Miami. He has had a 30-year career in sports public relations, including stints with the New York Yankees, ABC Sports, the University of Miami, and CBS SportsLine.com.
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’76 | Nina M. Gussack C’76 GEd’76, a partner who is chair of the executive committee of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in October was named to the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Lee A. Rosengard L’76 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP and co-chair of its ADR-practice group. He was recently appointed general counsel there, a new position created to advise the management committee.
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’77 | Dr. Scott H. Greenstein C’77 writes, “After 20 years of practice in Connecticut and, most recently, as chief of ophthalmology at both Waterbury Hospital and Griffin Hospital, Barbara and I have moved to Boston, where I am on the full-time staff of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and an instructor in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Our twin sons, Jesse and Max, are freshmen at Tulane and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, respectively.”
Samuel L. Jacob W’77 WG’77, New York, and his wife, Lara, announce the birth of their son, Robert McKay Jacob (Wharton 2029), on Aug. 11. Robert was named after his grandfather, Sam’s father, Robert Jacob W’32, who in turn had named Sam after his father.
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Robert C. Finkel C’78 W’78 see Jacqueline M. Printz C’82.
Vanessa Northington Gamble M’78 G’84 Gr’87 has been appointed the University Professor of Medical Humanities at the George Washington University. An historian, she specializes in the role of race and racism in American medicine and public health. Previously she had been director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University in Alabama. A health commentator for NPR, she served as an associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins University since 2002.
Nicholas J. Jouriles C’78, professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, is an attending physician in the ER department at Akron General Medical Center and a member of the core faculty for its emergency-medicine residency program. He recently became president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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’79 | Gavin H. Lam EE’79 is chief executive officer and president of Lynn Concepts Inc., in Industry, Calif., which he set up in 1991; it manufactures and markets ceramic dinnerware and stainless steel cookware. In October he was elected to the board of the International Housewares Association. He has been a director of the Wah Yan Alumni Association since 1992. He and his wife, Jackie, have two children and live in Diamond Bar.
Eugene L. Podsiadlo W’79 has been named to the international advisory board of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, an affiliate of Middlebury College in Monterey, Calif. It “strives to combat the spread of WMDs by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis.”
Kenneth Warren L’79 is a partner and chair of the environmental and land-use practice group of the Philadelphia law firm WolfBlock LLP. In September he was elected to the board of trustees of the Academy of Natural Sciences.
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’80 | Richard J. Coyle W’80 is director of international corporate affairs for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He and his wife, Denise, live in Cumberland, Maine, with their three children. Head of the Maine International Trade Center from 2000-06, he was awarded the German Federal Order of Merit last September for his support of trade development with Germany and for promoting German language and culture in Maine.
Leslie Esdaile-Banks W’80 wrote in September, “I’m sorry I cannot make Homecoming. I had a speaking engagement in Miami that I committed to last year. Currently I’m a full-time writer working on paranormal novels for St. Martin’s Press. To date I’ve penned over 30 novels and 10 novellas, and the latest work under my various pen names can be seen at www.LeslieEsdaileBanks.com.”
Glenn Kirschbaum C’80 and his wife, Cindy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin, on Oct. 3. “Ben is a lifelong Red Sox fan who celebrated the team’s World Series victory just three weeks after his birth. He and his folks live in Los Angeles, where his Dad works in the television industry and his Mom is a professional artist.”
JoAnn E. Levin Gr’80 in September joined the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, as of counsel in the public-finance department of its Baltimore office.
Sarah M. Maxwell WG’80 CGS’85 is an associate professor of marketing at Fordham University and co-director of the Fordham Pricing Center. She wrote The Price Is Wrong: Understanding What Makes a Price Seem Fair and the True Cost of Unfair Pricing, which was published by John Wiley in January.
Andrew Toy C’80 G’81 has been appointed director of the Dr. Walter P. Lomax Retail Resource Network at the Enterprise Center, a Philadelphia non-profit, entrepreneurial-support organization (that was founded by the Wharton Small Business Development Center in 1989). He currently serves as chair of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and of Free Schuylkill River Park. He and his wife, Pat, have two teenagers, Zoey and Owen, in 10th and 8th grade respectively.
Gregory V. Varallo C’80 in October was appointed a vice chair of the corporate department of the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington, Del.
Bruce Vrana ChE’80 GCh’82 writes that he is (still) working for DuPont in Wilmington, Del., as he has for 27 years. His latest mission is to save the planet, by developing process designs for advanced biofuels, as he is working on both of DuPont’s major initiatives, biobutanol and cellulosic ethanol. He was promoted to senior consultant in 2006, but objects to the use of senior in his title, saying he’s “too young to be a senior anything, although the extra money sure comes in handy with son, Robert Vrana C’08 (and looking at law school) and daughter, Laura, in Yale’s class of 2011.” His wife, Jenny, recently started a new job as director of finance and operations at the Independence School in Newark.
’81 | Hon. Alice Beck Dubow C’81 L’84 last May won both the Democratic and Republican nominations for a seat on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and she was appointed to the court in June. She also won election in November. She is married to Rob Dubow C’81 WG’87, and their son is Benjamin Dubow C’10.
James H. Gilmore W’81 writes, “I have a new book out: Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, which was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October. My co-author and I argue that ‘authenticity is the new quality’ for postmodern consumers, and that companies must now manage the customer perception of authenticity as a distinct business discipline. (While clearly a business book, those outside the business world may also find it of interest as we draw from existential philosophy, architectural criticism, and even relativistic physics to discern the new consumer sensibility.) I told a number of classmates at my 25th Reunion in 2006 that the book was forthcoming, and I truly appreciate that our alumni magazine can serve as a vehicle to let them (and others) know the book is at long last out!”
Rick Halpern C’81 Gr’89 has completed his first year as principal of New College, University of Toronto. He is also the Bissell-Heyd Chair of American Studies and a professor of history. New College is one of seven colleges at the University of Toronto and is home to African, Caribbean, South Asian, women’s, and equity studies. Rick and his wife, Beth Landau C’81, live in downtown Toronto with their three daughters. After a long career in dance and performing art, Beth retrained as a homeopath and now maintains a private practice.
Lisa Silverstein Hoffstein C’81 GEd’81 WG’88 is founding president of The Katie At The Bat TeamHelping Kids Hit Home Runs In Life. The new non-profit “reaches out to inner-city girls throughout Philadelphia, introducing them to the rewards of participation in organized sports, as well as assisting them in many positive life issues, ranging from academics to healthy lifestyles and positive self-esteem.” She has just come out with “a new children’s book, Katie At The Bat, a believe-in-yourself re-write of the classic Casey at the Bat, illustrated by talented young artists of the Philadelphia schools, with proceeds being donated to The Katie At The Bat Team www.KatieAtTheBatTeam.org.”
Caren Levine Karpf W’81, a CPA and certified financial planner with First Financial/Mass Mutual, spoke to women attorneys of Reed Smith LLP in October on the importance of personal financial planning, and she made a $1,000 contribution to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, based in Ardmore, Pa., on behalf of the women there. Lisa Kabnick C’77, an attorney at Reed Smith, and a former board member and breast-cancer survivor, received the donation for the organization.
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’82 | Mark Kolakowski WG’82 writes, “I have a book just published, Career Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Business (www.bamboobooks.com). Anecdotes (often humorous) from the author’s career in corporate America illustrate fundamental aspects of the business world, with an emphasis on helping readers, from high-school students to adults, make informed career choices.”
Stephen D. Lerner C’82 G’82 L’85 writes that he was recently named global head of the bankruptcy and restructuring group of the international law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. Based in its Cincinnati and New York offices, he now leads a group of more than 40 restructuring lawyers in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. He has “represented principal parties in many of the largest Chapter 11 cases in the U.S., including Enron, WorldCom, Refco, Calpine, Adelphia, and WCI Steel.”
Jacqueline M. Printz C’82 and Robert C. Finkel C’78 W’78 report that they are still living in Short Hills, N.J., and are the parents of three daughters. Jackie is a partner in the family-law practice at Greenberg Rowe in Roseland, and Robert is a partner with Wolf Popper in New York, practicing primarily in the area of securities-fraud class actions.
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Shaun Eli Breidbart W’83 was quoted in the September Reader’s Digest (the annual comedy issue) in an article on men and women in comedy. He was referred to as “one of the country’s smartest comics.” His stand-up comedy website is www.BrainChampagne.com.
Jeff Hertzberg C’83 practiced general medicine until 1993, and then completed graduate training in medical informatics in 1995. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters, where he continues in healthcare consulting and acting as a medical director for organizations developing healthcare software. He co-wrote Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking (published by Thomas Dunne Books in November), “to meet the needs of home amateurs who are intimidated and just don’t have time or patience for the tedious process of traditional bread-baking.”
Steven R. Jacobs C’83 is a partner in the business-transactions section of the Texas law firm of Jackson Walker L.L.P. He was listed as one of San Antonio’s “Best Lawyers” in the August issue of SA Monthly.
Helen Lesnick C’83, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Valerie B. Pichney are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Zoey Rose Lesnick, on Aug. 17. Their first daughter, Rachel Sylvie (four), is adjusting.
Dr. Susan A. Miller C’83 GEd’83 G’95 Gr’01 is the undergraduate adviser in Penn’s history department. Her new book, Growing Girls: The Natural Origins of Girls’ Organizations in America, was published last year by Rutgers University Press. “I also teach courses in the History of Society, Science, and Culture; Health and Societies; and Gender, Society, and Culture [former women’s studies] departments. I also serve as alumni representative to the LGBT Center’s Advisory Board, and am active with PennGALA, whom I’ve represented at a few alumni events for the Diversity Alliance.”
Dr. Richard N. Siegfried C’83 married Deanna B. Gray on March 29 and underwent a reaffirmation of their vows on Oct. 21. He practices pain management in Dover and Sparta, N.J., where she is his practice administrator; they live in Fredon.
Patrick J. Smith C’83 has joined Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP in New York as a partner in its litigation and dispute-resolution practice group. Previously he was a partner at King & Spalding in New York. He specializes in representing financial-services firms in criminal and regulatory matters.
John Terwilliger C’83 W’83 was recently appointed executive director, international commercial operations, at Hill-Rom, the healthcare operating company of Hillenbrand Industries. He is based in the Netherlands office in Vianen (which coincidentally is the town from which his Dutch forefathers emigrated to America in 1663). He has lived in the Netherlands since 1996, together with his wife, Elize, daughter, Cristiana (16), and son, Jack (14).
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Jill Hyman Kaplan W’84 L’87, an attorney with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, an environmental, energy, and land-use law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., in October was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 for her contribution to environmental law.
Toby Rena Fisher Siegman CE’84, and her husband, Jonathan, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Miriam, on Sept. 7. She joined her brothers Eitan Abba (11) and Raziel Shai (eight). Toby is a project manager and quality-control officer in the New York office of the engineering firm Metcalf of Eddy, Inc., and can be reached at email@example.com.
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’85 | Neil W. Danzger EAS’85 W’85 recently established Front Row, a consumer-electronics web retailer, www.FrontRowElectronics.com, which focuses on home theater, home audio, personal audio, and accessories. He lives in Tenafly, N.J., with his wife, Sharon F. Danzger W’87, children, Benjamin, Adam, Daniel, and Georgia, and their new puppy, Brisket.
Sharon Norteman Jarboe C’85, Stockton, N.J., has joined the foreign-languages department at the Pennington School, and teaches Chinese in a pilot program there.
Brian T. Rose C’85 is vice president for student affairs at Binghamton University in upstate New York; previously he was associate vice president for student affairs at Rutgers University.
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’86 | H. Jordan Foster C’86 WG’91 married Sara Lauren Silverstein on Aug. 25 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, N.J. They honeymooned in Punta Mita, Mexico. “I am stepfather to her 2-1/2 year old (very cute) daughter. We still live in Manhattan, where I am still senior vice president in charge of consultant relations at Fred Alger Management, a long-only growth-equity shop, and Sara is a lawyer and legal recruiter at CMRW. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Dov Hoch C’86 is president of the Penn Club of Israel. “All alumni interested in Israeli politics, religions, travel, research, and the club’s activities are welcome to join our Yahoo group, groups.yahoo.com/group/PennIsrael, or contact me directly at DovHoch@ClarityHoldings.com.”
Barbara L. Mullin Nu’86 writes, “After a few years working as a nurse at HUP, I decided to attend law school. I received my J.D. in 1991 and joined Woodcock Washburn LLP, an intellectual-property law firm in Philadelphia. A partner here for the last seven years, I was recently named co-chair of its litigation-practice group. Much of my practice involves patent-related issues concerning medical devices and pharmaceuticals, so I haven’t strayed entirely away from my nursing background: I’ve just moved the debate from the hospital floor to the courtroom. On Aug. 31, I celebrated the first birthday of my twin sons, Nicholas and Zachary. They have been amazingly happy and healthy through their first year. So far they haven’t shown any preference for Penn’s red and blue over any other colors, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.”
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’87 | Tom Bonner C’87, email@example.com, writes that he, his wife, Heidi, and three sons, Michael (13) and twins Aidan and Matthew (two), have relocated to Chester Springs, Pa. After working for almost 11 years in Washington as manager of congressional relations for the MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, he has taken a business-planning policy position with PECO Energy in Philadelphia. “After almost 20 years in Washington, it seemed time to settle down and have a real life in the real world.”
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Phil Eager C’88 L’91 writes that “I was fortunate enough to be included and quoted, along with a lot of birders much more accomplished and expert than I, in the recently published book, Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die: Birding Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations. My contribution was a recommendation for the birding hotspot of Pt. Reyes in northern California. Mimi Calter C’90 and I continue to live in San Francisco: she’s a librarian at Stanford University and I’m the senior associate general counsel at the Sierra Club.”
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’89 | John Budd W’89 and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed their second son, Marcus Aaron Budd, on Aug. 12. He joined big brother Jackie (two in December). John continues to work as a partner with the Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, Tex., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret Doyle C’89 writes, “My husband, Bert Brandenburg, and I are happy to announce the birth of our second son, James Doyle Brandenburg, on Aug. 28. His big brother Martin turned four in October. This month I return to work as assistant curator in the exhibition-programs department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.”
Jed Hart W’89 see Allison Brody Hart C’98.
Cheryl A. Krause C’89 is a partner in the white-collar and securities litigation group of the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert LLP. In September she was elected to the board of the Committee of Seventy, the city’s non-partisan political watchdog.
Dr. Daniel Minor C’89, San Francisco, www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~dminor, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California San Francisco. He is engaged in research on electrical signal generation in cardiac and neuronal systems. He recently received an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.
Warren Thune C’89 and his wife, Tama, announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Brooklyn Thune, on Oct. 8 in Washington. “She’s been taking it easy on her first-time parents by sleeping 3-4 hours at a time in her first week.” He is executive director of the management and strategy practice at the Corporate Executive Board.
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’90 | Todd D. Brody C’90, email@example.com, has taken the position of senior trial counsel at the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Previously he was a partner in the New York office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Raymond J. DiCamillo C’90 in October was appointed a vice chair of the corporate department of the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington, Del.
Jackie Greene C’90 and Josh Orenstein WG’95 are proud to share the news of the birth and first birthday of their son, Jacob Noah Orenstein. Born June 3, 2006, he, big sister Alexandra (five), and Jackie and Josh live in New York, on the Upper West Side. Jackie is in the health-care practice at Deloitte Consulting. After nearly 12 years at Time Inc., Josh recently began work at the Associated Press, where he oversees business development and product management for its financial-news content. Lexi attends pre-K and Jake just started tumbling class.
Gino Hanrahan C’90 swam the English Channel on Aug. 25; see his blog www.ginochannelswim.blogspot.com.
Jeffrey Hellman W’90 L’94, firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mails, “My wife, Andrea, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our twins, Spencer Charles and Isabelle Dara, on Oct. 22. We live in New York, where I am an attorney at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation.”
Eric Restuccia C’90 writes, “I am pleased to announce the birth of my eighth child, Paul Anthony, on Oct. 22. He joins his brothers Dominic, Vincent, and Joseph, and his sisters, Maria, Margaret, Anna, and Angela. Unless I hit the lottery, I do not see my children attending the University of Pennsylvania.”
Adam Schneider GFA’90 has joined Land Services USA as senior vice president, commercial title officers. Previously he was in the real-estate practice group of Blank Rome LLP.
Denise Rifkin Weinreb C’90 emails that she and her husband, Zalman, are “enjoying watching our rambunctious brood as they grow and play and learn. Outside the home, I am the director of nursing at the Lakewood Courtyard in Lakewood, N.J.; it is one of the few glatt-kosher assisted-living homes on the East Coast. One day I hope to have my life organized, and get all of the baby pictures into albums. I’d love to hear from one and all, and can be reached at email@example.com.”
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’91 | James Dawes C’91 is happy to announce the birth of his second son, Christopher Kaan. He lives with his wife, Baris, in the Twin Cities, where he is a professor of English at Macalester College. His second book, That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity, was published by Harvard University Press in September.
Jiri Stejskal CGS’91 Gr’98 is head of Cetra, Inc., a provider of foreign-language services in Elkins Park, Pa., and president-elect of the American Translators Association. His company was featured in The Philadelphia Business Journal last October for the launch of its interpretation division.
Sami Tahhan C’91 emails, “I went to Eastern Virginia Medical School and graduated with an MD in 1999. I stayed on for a residency in internal medicine, which I finished in 2002, and then completed a year as chief resident. As I really enjoyed academic medicine, and living in the Southeast, I joined the faculty at Eastern Virginia, where I am an assistant professor. I still play plenty of soccer and every weekend game seems like a World Cup! I would love to hear from long-lost Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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’92 | Bart Cassidy L’92, an attorney with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, an environmental, energy, and land-use law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., in October was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 for his contribution to environmental law.
Kurt Ekert W’92, email@example.com, is COO of GTA by Travelport, a Blackstone company with revenues of $1.6 billion and 31 offices globally. He lives in Chatham, N.J., with his wife, Samantha, and their children, Julia (seven), and Cole (four).
Dr. Adam W. Grasso C’92 writes, “Clearly, when I asked my family to move from the Pacific Northwest to Cleveland, neither geographic beauty nor weather preferences were involved in the decision. No, the siren’s song drawing me to the Midwest was the cardiology-fellowship training program at the Cleveland Clinic, which I started in 2004 and completed last June. Subsequently, I was very happy to join the cardiovascular-medicine staff there. My wife, Ying, is currently working part-time as a technology consultant. Our children, Henry (nine) and Athena (five), are enjoying fourth grade and kindergarten, respectively. In fine Cleveland artistic tradition, they are both taking piano lessons at the Cleveland Institute of Music with an incredibly patient and talented instructor. In short, life in Cleveland is good. Best wishes to the Class of 1992! Although I missed our 15th Reunion last year, I’m hoping to attend the 20th in 2012.”
Alexander F. Hoffman C’92 writes, “I am pleased to announce that my wife, Allison Chausmer Hoffman, and I welcomed the arrival of our second son, Benjamin Gregor Hoffman, on May 28. He joined Noah, now three, who so far seems to enjoy his role as the big brother. Stephen Hoffman C’62 M’66 is also thrilled, since he can now teach his two grandsons all about the heartbreak of being a Phillies fan. We’re still living in Columbia, Md., and both Mom and Dad work for the National Institutes of Health. Friends are welcome to drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Mark A. Saloman L’92, a senior associate with Proskauer Rose LLP and a member of its labor and employment-law department and its non-compete and trade-secret group, was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal (June) as one of the state’s top “40 Under 40” lawyers.
Dr. Marci Gluck Stewart C’92 writes, “In 2006 my husband, Craig, and I moved from New York to Scottsdale, Ariz., to live near my parents and sister. Our first child, Benjamin Gluck Stewart, came into the world on Aug. 7, 2006, and he is of course the love of our lives. I am now working as a research clinical psychologist in the obesity and diabetes clinical-research section of the National Institutes of Health here in Phoenix. I would love to reconnect with old friends Marci513@aol.com.”
Schatar Taylor C’92 writes, “Here’s what is new! Many people are familiar with me as one of the stars of the highest-rated premiere in VH1 history, the show Charm School, but I also play the feisty poker dealer in the movie High Roller, now available on DVD from New Line Cinema. Recent screen and stage appearances include ABC’s Boston Legal, the movie Waist Deep, and the ABMAs. My new single, “Its Money Banks,” is now available on iTunes. I would love to connect with fellow alumni who are: television-network owners and execs, music-industry execs, tour professionals and booking agents, casting directors, filmmakers, fellow national and international music acts, screen artists, and journalists. My email is MBBMedia@aol.com and my site is www.myspace.com/MoneyBanksMusic.”
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Adele C. Moore Berry C’93 recently launched her new company, Adele C. Berry Inc., which specializes in photo art direction for global and national brands. Last year she and her husband, Rufus S. Berry II, also celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary.
Dr. Joshua Fogelman C’93 and his wife, Amy, are proud to announce the birth of their fourth daughter, Tamar Bracha, on Oct. 16. She joins sisters Shoshana Ruth (seven), Naomi Eve (almost five), and Ariella Elisheva (almost two). He is on faculty in the Department of Dermatology at the Columbia University Medical Center, and in private practice in Rockland County, N.Y.
Helen Gym C’93 GEd’96 in November received a 2007 Eddy Award for Outstanding Commitment to Education from the Philadelphia Education Fund. This was chiefly for her work as founder of Parents United for Public Education, a citywide parent collective; it led a call for fiscal accountability and transparency in the School District of Philadelphia, and succeeded in lobbying the city for more than $20 million annually in permanent funds to schools. She also serves on the board of Asian Americans United, and was a founder of the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, where she teaches martial arts. She and her husband, Bret Flaherty C’89, have three children and are Philadelphia public-school parents.
Elissa Laitin EAS’93 writes, “I married Jean Marc Favreau on Sept. 8. Fellow alumni sharing the day with us were Audrey Chang C’92, Christie Shaw Whidden W’93, Michael Whidden C’93, Brinda Jadeja W’93, Kevin Lombardi W’93, Hemi Tewarson C’93, Eric Growney EAS’94, Robyn Allen Reifman C’94, and Todd Hettenbach L’03. We live in Washington, where Jean Marc is a labor attorney and where I recently started working in the strategic research and campaigns department of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Old friends are welcome to get in touch email@example.com.”
Dr. Albert C. Leung C’93 and Dr. Amy Yin-Shan Lai C’94 are joyous to “announce the new addition to the family: Brandon. He was born on March 20it took more than six months of recovery before we found time to use the Internet againand is now a whopping bundle of noise and attitude. Parenting is harder than two residencies in the Bronx, and we are definitely humbled but enjoying all the rewards as well. I’m taking some time off to spend with Brandon, and the new Dad is a practicing urologist in Flushing. Very apropos. We would love to catch up with any of the old gang that got sidetracked along the waywith all the drama of love, career, marriage, kidsat firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Davis Liu W’93, www.davisliumd.com, is a board-certified family physician who has been practicing with the Permanente Medical Group in northern California since 2000. His book, Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely: Making Intelligent Choices in America’s Healthcare System (Stetho Publishing), is to be released in bookstores this February.
Wendy Spander C’93, email@example.com, writes, “My husband, David Peterkofsky, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our second child, Benjamin Evan Peterkofsky, on July 11. He weighed a healthy 7 lbs. 5 oz., and joined his older sister, Rachel (3 1/2), at our home in Oakland, Calif. I will be in my seventh year at Electronic Arts as a senior pubic-relations manager, when I return to work.”
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’94 | Brad Bozick EE’94 writes, “My wife, Ann, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Piper Brannan Bozick, on June 7. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 13 oz., and was 20 3/4 in long. She has completely stolen our hearts!”
William Castle C’94 see Heather Walleck Castle C’95.
Christophe Charlier C’94 W’94 writes, “I am thrilled to announce the birth of our fourth son, Alexandre Charlier, on Sept. 27 at home in Moscow. Alexandre and Nadia are doing great. Andrei, Nikolai, Mikhail and I are very proud of both of them. We spend the school year in Moscow, and the holidays in France, renovating a 15th-century castle that we bought a few years ago.”
Olivia Johnson Easley C’94 M’99 and her husband, Kevin, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elise, on Aug. 14. She joined big sister Natalie (16 months).
Frances Gauthier L’94 is an attorney of counsel in the Wilmington, Del., offices of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, where she chairs its diversity group while specializing in corporate and commercial law. She was recently appointed co-chair of the diversity committee of the ABA’s business law section.
Rob Gillam W’94 and Stacia Troester Gillam C’94 share the birth of their son, Nicholas Robert Gillam, on Aug. 8, in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. He joined big brother Benjamin, who is four. Both Gillam boys are looking forward to their first trip to Penn for the graduation of uncle Clark Gillam W’09.
Dr. Amy Yin-Shan Lai C’94 see Dr. Albert C. Leung C’93.
Brett Lawrence L’94 WG’94 see Gerri Gussin C’96.
Jeanne Mahoney C’94 and her husband, Jud Downey, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Hanna Downey, on Oct. 12. They live in Chicago and would love to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ivan A. Martinez W’94 married Patty Adams on Sept. 29 in Tampa, Fla. They currently live in New York, where he is a director in the equities division of Citi Markets and Banking, and she is an entertainment journalist and writer. “Attending the wedding were Giles Bedford C’94, Aron Katz C’94, Timothy Sledge C’94, Ryan Hodgson W’94, Ryan Wierck W’94, Tara Connolly C’94 W’94, and Jeffrey Saccomano W’94, plus a few unnamed celebrities.”
Tali Mejicovsky C’94 EAS’94 and her husband, James G. Robinson, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gilad Mejicovsky Robinson, on Aug 24; he weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz., and was 19 inches. “He is already living up to his name and bringing his family eternal happiness. We continue to live in Brooklyn, where I am enjoying leave from my job as an associate and facade engineer with Ove Arup & Partners. Penn friends can reach me at email@example.com.”
Lynn Kane Meza C’94, firstname.lastname@example.org, and her husband, Dan, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter: Elizabeth Margaret joined the family, living in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 3. Elizabeth’s big brother, two-year-old Jackson Daniel, finds her quite interesting and is having fun getting to know “his baby.”
Kimberly Altschul Straker C’94 and her husband, David, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Amanda Straker, on July 24.
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’95 | Joshua D. Bellin Gr’95 is an associate professor of English at La Roche College, outside Pittsburgh. His book, Medicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824-1932, was published by the Penn Press in November.
Dr. Joshua Berlin W’95 recently celebrated the birthday of his one-year-old daughter, Brittany (future incoming Class of 2024), with many Penn friends. Those making the big event included Michael Dinger C’96 with his lovely wife, Loren, Dr. Jonathan Erulkar C’96, Dr. David Eisenberg C’96, and Dr. Richard Adler C’96 (who maintains a private ophthalmological practice in suburban Baltimore, and was recently honored by the American College of Cosmetic Surgeons with the Soven Award for Excellence for contributions to the field of oculoplastic surgery).
Kym Ganeles Bixler C’95 and her husband, Bix, are proud to welcome the “first child into the family: Colton James joined us on Sept. 15, weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz., and measuring 21 inches long. He obviously didn’t inherit his mom’s former-coxswain size! We live in Denver (with our other ‘children,’ lab mixes Mindy and Lilly), and where I recently started a new career as a graphic designer. Long-lost friends who are too evolved for MySpace can contact me directly at email@example.com.”
Heather Walleck Castle C’95 and William Castle C’94 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, James Irving Castle, on July 28. He was delivered with great care by fellow Quaker Dr. Patrice Firpo C’92 at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. James Irving is named after his great-grandfather Irving Castle C’34.
Suzanne Zelinski Evans C’95 emails, “My husband, Ted, and I are proud to announce the arrival of our second child, Sophia Rose, on Feb. 1, 2007, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. Big sister, Alexandra (21 months), is thrilled with the new addition. We live in Brielle, N.J., and would love to hear from old Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Eric Gribetz W’95 see Dr. Carin Endzweig Gribetz C’96.
Joel Gutteridge W’95 married Anna Benestate in Dec. 2003. Last Aug. 28 they celebrated the arrival of their first baby, Luke Maximilian. Joel is head trader at Twenty-First Securities Corp., where he has worked since 2001. (Anna graduated from Columbia and then earned her law degree at Fordham.) At present they live in Secaucus, N.J., and work in New York. Joel can be reached at www.thejoelzone.com.
Dr. Jason S. James C’95 emails, “I am thrilled to announce that Lisa and I have another addition to the James family! Alexis Eva James was born on June 19, and joins big brothers Spencer and Ryan in Miami, where I am in private practice in obstetrics and gynecology. This was an especially exciting event, as I was the one who delivered my daughter on Father’s Day. I recently ran the ING Miami Half Marathon in Jan. 2007, and am trying to gear up to train again for next year. I’d love to hear from Penn friends at email@example.com.”
Victor R. McCrary Jr. GEx’95 is the business-area executive for science and technology at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physical Laboratory in Laurel, Md. In July he began a two-year term as president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. He lives in Clarksville, with his wife and two children.
Josh Orenstein WG’95 see Jackie Greene C’90.
Siv Christensen W’95 writes, “My husband, Tom, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our twins, Max and Ella, on June 6, 2006. They join big sister Carina (born July 28, 2003). We live in Stavanger, Norway, where I recently returned to work for Statoil after 14 months maternity leave. If any old Penn friends are planning a visit to see the fjords, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org; anyone bringing Nestle chocolate chips from America will secure accommodations.”
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’96 | Dr. Eugene L. Anderson C’96 is the new associate executive director and director of the Center for Educational Policy and Research at the American Dental Education Association. Previously he was associate director of national initiatives, government and public affairs, at the American Council on Education.
Brian Bolten W’96 writes, “We’re happy to announce the arrival of Aidan Sullivan Bolten on Aug. 30, at 4:36 p.m., weighing in at a svelte 10 lbs. 2 oz., and 21 3/4 inches long. Mom, dad, and baby are doing well.”
Susie Korn Cutler C’96 and her husband, David, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Tobey, on Sept. 20; he weighed in at 9 lbs. 8 oz. Benji was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where Susie recently completed her pediatric residency and chief residency; she is enjoying her third year in private practice in New Rochelle.
Joshua Deringer C’96 and Ellen Korobow Deringer L’00 are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Gabriel Ezra, on Aug. 29. He joined big sister Sasha, who had turned two on Aug. 22. Josh and Ellen live in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; he is an associate in the investment-management group at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP and she is an associate in the personal-law group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Amy Korn Fishkin C’96 and her husband, Andrew, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Nate Charles Fishkin, on Aug. 11. “Nate enjoys spending time with his two aunts, Susie Korn Cutler C’96 and Adria Lavinsky Fishkin Nu’96. In addition to becoming a mom, after 10 years of teaching, I will become an assistant principal of an elementary school in Westchester County.”
Scott Fox G’96 is director of informatics for the Pennsylvania region of Keystone Mercy Health Plan. He recently won the 2007 Thomson Medstat Innovator Award.
Michael Gerstein C’96 and Rachel Lasky Gerstein L’00 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Nate David Gerstein, on March 9. “Our families are ecstatic about Nate’s arrival, including Grandpa Blair Lasky W’67.”
Dr. Carin Endzweig Gribetz C’96 and Eric Gribetz W’95 joyfully announce the birth of their second child, Charles Louis, on June 28. He joined big sister Alexa Malia, who turned three on Dec. 28. Carin, Eric, Alexa, and Charles live in Manhattan, where Carin is a dermatologist in private practice and Eric is a partner at Pegasus Capital, a private-equity fund.
Gerri Gussin C’96 and her husband, Brett Lawrence L’94 WG’94, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Aidan Fuller Lawrence, on Sept. 22. They live in New Jersey, where she is vice president of marketing for Bluefly.com and Brett is a partner at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
Rachel Chazin Halperin C’96 and her husband, Jason, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Abigail and Brooke, on Oct. 13; they joined their big brother Jack.
Elizabeth Feld Herzberg C’96 writes, “David W. Herzberg and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our son, James Hayden Herzberg, on May 17. We are happy to share this news with our Penn friends.”
Wilton Cahn Levine C’96 see Lisa Bard Levine C’98.
Bill Murphy EAS’96 see Jessica Mlakar Murphy EAS’97.
Joanne Pasternack-Bardin C’96 and her husband, Robert Bardin, are thrilled to announce the timely arrival of their daughter, Kira Rose Bardin, who was born on Sept. 23her due datein Mountain View, Calif. Robert is a corporate-sales manager for Printroom.com and Joanne is a senior analyst for the Mountain View police department. “Kira’s grandfather, Bruce Pasternack GEE’70, is absolutely enamored with the new addition to the family!”
Lauren Lazare Shell C’96 and her husband, Illya, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second son, Justin Darian Shell, on May 9. He joined big brother Devin (two). The family lives in Manhattan and would love to hear from Penn friends at LaurenLShell@gmail.com.
Alexandra Brill-Edwards White C’96 writes, “My husband, Sean, and I moved from New York to Tenafly, N.J., last winter. Since graduating from Penn I spent many years as a graphic designer at various ad agencies in New York. Two years ago I started my own business, as a web and print designer, which is now based out of my New Jersey home, www.alexandrawhitedesign.com. Sean and I have a three-year-old son, Harrison, and a new baby, named Markus, who was born on Oct 15.”
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’97 | Gregory Colling GAr’97 has co-founded Merrimack Design Associates in Amesbury, Mass., an architectural practice that specializes in high-end residential, and select institutional and commercial projects. He is also a member of Newburyport Preservation Trust.
Keren Aviad Dunn C’97 and Lenny Dunn C’97 are “pleased to announce the birth of our second son, Jared Max, on Sept. 21 in Los Angeles. He joins big brother Michael (2 1/2), who is enjoying the new addition to the family more than we could have ever imagined.”
Yali Elkin C’97 and his wife, Avigayil, are delighted to announce the birth of Eliana and Meirav at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey; they are sisters to Talia C’23, Ari C’25, and Naomi C’26and the whole family is eagerly looking forward to their graduation in Penn’s Class of 2029. This summer, Yali left IDT Telecom after six years, and is now a director in FTI Consulting’s communications-media and entertainment practice in New York.
Josh Kaufthal C’97 and his wife, Abby, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Joseph Leo, on Sept. 20.
Hayley Lattman C’97 married Ryan Geftman on Oct. 27 at the Prince George Ballroom in New York. Members of the wedding party included her brother, Matt Lattman EAS’04 W’04 WG’08, Tara Cooney C’97, Lainie Welsh Leitzell C’97, Margie Cutler Fern C’97, Michelle Miller Rosen C’97, and Judy Levy Battaglia Nu’96 GNu’98. Other Penn friends attending were Jamil Smith C’97, Kimberly Bandman Brenner C’97, Jason Brenner C’97, Laurie Moldawer C’97, Nancy Solnik C’97, Chad Evans C’97, Miranda Salomon Pearson C’97 L’02, Larry Pearson L’00, Steve Leitzell C’96 L’99, Rebecca Hornstein C’96, Lauren Hertzog C’98, Deb Miller Young C’98, Tara Rodney C’99, Melissa Remis Zinovoy C’93, Brad Abrams EAS’90, Dan Garodnick L’00, Debra Cotter L’00, Warren Flax WG’02, and Marla Rossman Milgim C’83. Penn family there were Sara Gold Lev L’94, Judith Gold Friedman SW’97, Oren Friedman C’93, Stacey Shapiro Gold Ed’97, John Cohn C’72, Sherry Brisk Cohn SW’75, Ben Cohn W’02, and Josh Cohn C’05. Hayley and Ryan live in Manhattan, where she is a lawyer for MTV Networks and he works at Standard & Poor’s.
Brett Lovins C’97 see Jane Hill C’00.
Laura MacPherson C’97 married John H. Davis on June 9 at the Breakers in Spring Lake, N.J. The attendees included bridesmaids Abigail Walsh C’97, Miranda Salomon C’97 L’03, and Kathryn Novello C’97; groomsman Matthew Lipman C’97, as well as friends Meghan Burns C’97, Amy Chang C’97, Karen Campbell Nu’97, and Larry Pearson L’00. Laura and John moved to Washington in July, where she is a research assistant professor in the psychology department and the affiliated Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, and he is a lawyer working at Mayer, Brown and Associates.
Jessica Mlakar Murphy EAS’97 and Bill Murphy EAS’96 are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Natalie Jan Murphy, on Sept. 14. She joined big brother Shane (two), “who cannot wait until his new playmate can throw and catch a ball.” Jessica and Bill live in Manhattan, and would love to hear from friends at email@example.com.
Darlene D. Pedersen GNu’97 recently published her second edition of PsychNotes: A Clinical Pocket Guide (F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia). It is “a quick reference that includes assessment tools and rating scales, key psychiatric (DSM-IV) disorders and interventions, psychotropic drugs, labs, crisis, geriatric, and other information. [The] first edition won the AJN Book of the Year award, [and was] found useful by psychiatric nurses, psychologists, counselorsand anyone dealing with the mentally ill.”
Michelle Miller Rosen C’97 and her husband, Ian Rosen, proudly announce the birth of their son, Max Gavin, on Aug. 11.
Amy Scharf C’97 married Jason Fond on Sept. 8 at Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Alumni celebrating the happy day included her father, Paul Scharf C’67, and John Kornreich W’67, Sheera Karch Siegal C’92, Jenna Seiden C’95, Aaron Zagha C’96, and Joanna Sax L’06. After the wedding Amy and Jason enjoyed a wonderful two-week honeymoon in Hawaii. She is a senior producer and media trainer at Medialink Worldwide, Inc., in New York and he is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice and the director of orthopedic surgery at Nyack Hospital. She would love to hear from friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Taff C’97 and Patience Bryan welcomed their second child, Anna Lynn, on Aug. 7. “She was born at home, and weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. She joined her ecstatic big brother Alexander, who was four in December. We live in Silver Spring, Md.”
Jason Vinikoor C’97 and his wife, Carla, are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Rachel, on Aug. 14. They live in Davie, Fla., and would love to hear from Penn friends at email@example.com.
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Amanda Sparks Abbott Nu’98 and her husband, Daniel Wylie Abbott, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Wylie, on Oct. 31; she weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 18.5 inches. They live in San Diego, where Amanda is a healthcare attorney at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc.; she would love to hear from old friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian Enverga W’98 and Darcy Enverga are excited to announce the birth of their son, Grey McGuire, on June 19; he weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. The growing family is living in Greenwich, Conn., and Ian works in the structured-credit division at Barclays Capital in New York. They are happy to hear from any classmates at email@example.com.
Allison Brody Hart C’98 and Jed Hart W’89 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi May Hart, on June 15. She joins her big sister Layla (two) in New York.
Jennifer H. Kimball C’98 married Matthew Cail in an interfaith ceremony in Westlake Village, Calif., on June 4, 2006. Shelley Steward C’99 EAS’99 was maid of honor. Two weeks before the wedding Jennifer received her master’s in English from Georgetown University. Last summer she and Matt moved from Alexandria, Va., to Seattle, and have settled down in a house in Lynnwood. She hopes to have some quiet time now, as she is pursuing her career as a writer. And she would love to hear from anyone she has lost contact with at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jake Kobrick L’98 married Stacy Sandusky on Oct. 13 in Washington. The wedding party included best man Andy Gavrin L’98 WG’04, and groomsmen Adam Haberfield L’98 and Jeff Gross L’98. Other alumni attending were Jeff Kobrick L’69 (Jake’s uncle), as well as Dr. Laura Frank C’95 and her husband, Robert Ginsberg W’95 WG’03, Dr. Lori Krim Gavrin Gr’01, Mandy Goff L’98, Maryellen Feehery Hank EAS’93 L’98, Nathan Marinoff L’98, and Alan Promer C’94. Stacy is an attorney in Washington and Jake is pursuing a Ph.D. in American history at the University of Maryland, College Park; they live in Bethesda.
Lisa Bard Levine C’98 and Wilton Cahn Levine C’96 are proud to announce the birth of Benjamin Samuel Levine on Aug. 31. Benjamin joined his excited older brother, Joshua.
Jess McGrath C’98 and Christine Albanese McGrath C’98 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, William Anthony, on July 2; he weighed in at 9 lbs. 11 oz. “Everyone is doing great. We now live in Fairfield, Conn. Jess is a principal and consulting actuary with Mercer in New York. Christine is a manager in the strategic-marketing group of Aetna in Hartford. William is excited to see his dad’s cousin Jake Lewko W’10 in action for Penn football soon. And the whole family is looking forward to seeing classmates at the 10th Reunion this May. We’d love to hear from Penn friends at email@example.com.”
Erin Meek C’98 married Anthony Gill C’01 on Oct. 20 at the New York Botanical Garden. The wedding party included Amy Johnson C’98, Jeremy Gordon C’99, John Buchanan C’01 WG’09, and Zac Costello C’01. Other alumni attending included Dr. Erika Jacobs Berman C’98, Dr. Adam Berman C’97, Bridget George C’98, Dr. Jessica Chavkin C’99 V’03, Dr. John Austrian C’00, Dan Berger W’02, Brian Cornell W’01, Beth Bruder Costello W’02, Elan Dobbs C’00, Lt. Sean Dusa EAS’02, Gregory Filosa C’02, Adam Goldstein C’99, Matt Oresman C’02, Mike Silver C’00, and Stuart Torch C’02. Erin and Anthony met while attending the University of Michigan Law School. After a relaxing two-week honeymoon in Hawaii they returned to New York, where she is a legal analyst at Bloomberg L.P. and he is a litigation associate at DLA Piper.
Chris Przybyszewski C’98 and his wife, April Turner, welcomed their third child, Sarah Joy Przybyszewski, last March. She joined her older sisters, Elaina and Morgan. In 2005 Chris helped found the InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute in Memphis, Tenn.; a nonprofit orthopaedics laboratory, it now employs 16 people on translational research.
Alice Birnbaum Roebuck C’98 and her husband, Andy Roebuck, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Harris George, on July 12. Alice, Andy, and Harris live in Cambridge, Mass., where Alice is deputy director for the Harvard College Fund and Andy is director of business development for BzzAgent, a word-of-mouth marketing company.
Scott Saltzman EAS’98 married Anna Katz at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, Calif. Alumni in the wedding party included his brother and best man Adam Saltzman EAS’01 and David Rothenberg C’98; other alumni present included Alan Danzig W’98, Jon Singer W’98, Bethany Henderson C’98, Ruthie Neuhaus C’00, and Peter Gotlieb C’70. Scott and Anna honeymooned in Greece before returning home to Brookline, Mass. She is a health-research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and he works as a program manager for Raytheon Co., and can be emailed at Scott_Saltzman@alumni.upenn.edu.
Cameron Tyler Schmitt C’98 married Lauren Nicole Moody on Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Groomsmen included Tom Macleod C’98, Jordie Hannum C’98, Jamie Riepe C’98, and Andy Orekar C’98. Other alumni attending were Andy Oneil C’98, Egan Molander Commack C’98, Sarah Leshner C’98, Bryan Burkhart W’97, Corin Brown C’95, Chris Cassamassima C’97, and Abbie Suberman C’98. “We honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta. We live in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, where we recently bought a home. Trained in architecture, I now develop hotels, restaurants, and night clubs at SBE Entertainment Group, and Lauren is a dietitian who owns her own nutrition-counseling business, Healthy Eating and Training www.heatforhealth.com. We would love to hear from old friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Mark Schneider W’98 and his wife, Lisa, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Ava Juliet and Gabrielle Sophie, on Nov. 24, 2006, in New York.
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’99 | Julie Buxbaum C’99 is excited to announce the publication of her debut novel, The Opposite of Love, which will be released by Dial Press on Jan. 28 www.theoppositeoflove.com.
Marc Edelman W’99, Marc@MarcEdelman.com, was profiled in the Aug. 27 issue of ESPN the Magazine about his fantasy-sports dispute-resolution business, www.SportsJudge.com. In addition to running this business, he serves as a professor of sports law at both Seton Hall University and Manhattanville College.
Michelle Fliman C’99 and her husband, Aaron Schoenkerman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Evelyn Schoenkerman, on Aug. 23. “We live in San Francisco, where I am an anesthesiologist and Aaron is finishing a cardiology fellowship.”
Danielle Blaine Halpern C’99 and Mark Halpern W’99 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Penelope Hayden, on Aug. 30.
Paulette Dweck Kaffee C’99 and Josh Kaffee C’99 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Joy, on Aug. 31. She is the first grandchild of Ron Dweck W’71. The family lives in Bethesda, Md.
Adam Klarfeld C’99 married Michelle Horovitz C’02 in Coral Gables, Fla., on Feb. 24, 2007. Many alumni attended, including Erik Metzroth W’98, Dean Schaffer C’99, Andrew Bauer C’98, Mark Gaffney EAS’98, Kevin Hoover C’97, Jeff Ngo C’97, Brian Stafford W’98, Jeff Vallina C’98, Ezechiel Copic C’98, Andrea Glick C’07, Alisa Lefkowitz L’97, Elyse Sudow Howard C’99, David Schlosberg W’02, Kristin Sokol C’02, Jessica Jaffe Scher C’02, Reed Lyons C’02, Dina Wizmur C’02, Natalie Newman C’02, Sherri Weiss C’02, Erica Keenholtz C’02, Tara Gillman C’02, Dustin Gillman W’02, and Hilary Brooks C’02. Adam and Michelle live in Miami Beach with their dog, Dorothy.
Shailaja Koppolu C’99 and Elliott Farber celebrated their marriage on Oct. 27 in New York. Alumni attending included Aurica Yen Donovan C’99, Veronica Ip Barnes C’99, Joshua Zeichner C’99, Amanda Ferguson C’99, Michael Ferguson W’99, and Victoria Ganzi C’99. Shailaja and Elliott honeymooned in South Africa; they both work as attending anesthesiologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Stephanie Sherman Older C’99 and her husband, Chad, proudly announce the birth of their son, Owen Seth, on Aug. 25 in Bethesda, Md.
Hadley Perkins Roeltgen C’99 see Michael Roeltgen C’00.
Paul Romanczuk W’99 writes, “My wife, Kelly, and I welcomed a son, Cooper Douglas, on June 25. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. I am currently working as a CPA, also am the head basketball coach at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa.”
Pete Segall C’99 writes, “My wife, Kim Brooks, gave birth to our son, Roscoe Bell Segall Brooks, on the morning of Friday, Sept. 14. The tyke was 6 lbs. 10 oz., and all of 20 inches long. All are well. Grandfather Ralph Segall W’68 and uncle Andrew Segall C’96 are also happy at the news.”
Samuel Bradford Tabas C’99 married Clementine Randon-Tabas on Nov. 3.
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’00 | Wendy Chan EAS’00 married Warren Wang EAS’00 W’00 on Aug. 11 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, Calif. The reception banquet was held that evening at the Hilton Universal City Hotel. Alumni who attended included her brother Allan Chan WG’05, best man Mervyn Tan C’00 EAS’00, and close friends Kristy Sundjaja EAS’99 W’99 GEng’00, Jenny Li Duis EAS’00, Brenda Cheung W’00, Xian Li EAS’00 W’00, Ann Tung Nu’00, Melissa Wu C’98, Horace Leung W’00, and Daniel Yeh EAS’98 GEng’03. Wendy and Warren live in Palo Alto and look forward to hosting friends when they visit the San Francisco Bay Area.
Scott Cohen C’00 married Cori Zacharius on Oct. 27 at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, N.Y. Alumni attending included his father, Raymond Cohen W’67 WG’68, Adam Keil W’00, Jeffrey Berman EAS’00, Michael Williams C’00, Sean Brady W’99, Seth Ginns C’00, Jill Grabel W’01, and Alex Ling C’00. Scott and Cori live in Great Neck, where she teaches fifth grade at the Howard B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview and he is a manager in transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York.
Ellen Korobow Deringer L’00 see Joshua Deringer C’96.
Lisa Alpart Firestone WG’00, email@example.com, and her husband, Michael, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, David Ryan Firestone, on April 25. They live in Charlotte, N.C., where she works in marketing for General Electric and Michael works as an auditor for KPMG.
Rachel Lasky Gerstein L’00 see Michael Gerstein C’96.
Dara Gilwit C’00 married David Hammerman on April 21 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. The wedding party included matron of honor Margo Katz Rosenberg C’00, bridesmaids Beth Harkavy C’01 and Becky Rubin C’00, and groomsman Scott Krocheck W’00. Other alumni attending included Lisa Ratner Fieldston W’02, Ross Fieldston C’02, Judd Grossman C’00 L’04, Meredith Wepner Grossman C’02, Leslie Wepner Regenbaum W’02, Claudia Blumenfeld C’00, Robert Blumenfeld C’03, Brad Rosenberg W’00, and Zachary Sheinberg W’02. After their honeymoon in South Africa, Dara and David returned to New York, where they live. She is a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and he is a corporate associate at Latham & Watkins.
Jane Hill C’00 and Brett Lovins C’97 write that on their second anniversary they decided it was high time to send in their wedding announcement, especially since so many alumni helped them celebrate. Their guests included maid of honor Brooke Stolting C’00, Miriam Joffe-Block C’00, Ian Rosenblum C’00 G’01, Daniel Pincus EAS’00 GEng’01, Karim Sadak C’00 EAS’00 GEng’01, Brian Chirls EAS’00 W’00, Shalini Kurani Bhatia W’00, Eileen Zorc C’00, Travis Hong C’00, Amudha Poola C’00, Faith Dzurovcik C’00, Mike Elkins C’96, Michael Hafken C’97, Annie Kaminski C’97, Angela Jimenez C’97, Daniel Weinsten C’98, Eva Chmielnicki Weinstein C’98, Jacqueline Saylor C’01, Jared Susco W’01, Meredith Victor C’01, Christopher Cyr W’02, Will Ebert C’03, Catherine Smith Ebert C’03, Aaron Perlis C’05, Craig Rottenberg W’95, William Stolting WG’68, and College House Dean Jane Rogers. Brett and Jane married on Nov. 11, 2005, at the Old South Meeting House in Boston, with a reception at the State Room. They spent a month in Patagonia for their honeymoon. He is an attorney specializing in criminal law, and she is a second-year at Boston College Law School and hopes to work in civil rights and education law.
Zachary Klehr C’00 WG’07 married Deborah Gordon on June 9 at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del. The wedding party included Dominic Ainscough W’00, Josh Einiger C’00, Vanessa Zaragocin C’00, and Julia Gutstadt WG’04. Other alumni attending included David Scott C’00 W’00 and Jennifer Weldon Scott C’00, Chris Kulinski EAS’00, Tim Zolandz C’00, Michele Sacks Fenkel C’00 and Jonathan Fenkel C’00, Marisa Waxman C’99 GCP’03, Clio Malin C’00, Sarah Scott C’00, Charity Goodman L’07, Danny Allen WG’06, Niels Peetz-Larsen WG’07, David Kreiger C’99 WG’07, Noah Chrismer GCP’09 WG’09, Kate Greenspan Craner C’98 and Matt Craner C’94 L’97. Older generations of Penn alumni included Richard Sheerr C’69, Nancy Bregstein Gordon L’76, Kathy Sacks CW’69 and Keith Sacks W’67, Carol Einiger CW’70 and Roger Einiger W’69, Rabbi William Kuhn W’69 and Emily Kuhn CW’69, Gary Fuhrman W’83, Susanna Lachs Adler CW’74 ASC’76 and Dean Adler W’79 L’83, James Grein C’80, Sandy Dean W’59 GrRd’06 and Michael Dean L’57, David L. Cohen L’81 and Rhonda Cohen L’80, Allan Greenspan M’73 GM’79, Helen Pudlin CW’71 GEd’71 L’74 and David Pudlin L’74, Judith Aronchik CW’71 M’78 GM’78 and Mark Aronchik C’71, Roberta Dranoff GCP’74, Constance Kittner CW’61 and David Kittner L’51, Hon. Mary McLaughlin L’76, Larry Stein L’76, Toba Kerson GrS’76 Gr’78 and Larry Kerson M’68, Jim Kahn C’75, Ted Young L’71, Rosalind Neff WG’76 and Roy Neff WG’76, Warren Carel GM’80, John Bonavita M’73 GM’77, Howard Silverman C’58, and Alan Casnoff W’66 L’69. Deborah and Zach now live in Philadelphia, where she is a staff attorney at the Education Law Center and he is an associate at Versa Capital Partners.
Lou Kolman EAS’00 married Claire Herman GEd’06 in Parksville, British Columbia, on Aug. 5; alumni attending included ketubah signer Mike Silver C’00. Lou and Claire live in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she works for the medical school at the University of Michigan and he is a resident in internal medicine. They would love to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica C. Lilleston C’00 and David C. Chu W’00 are happy to announce their marriage on March 4 in St. Croix, with immediate family, including Richard D. Lilleston W’68 WG’74, attending. Jessica and David currently live in Philadelphia.
Troy Madres C’00 writes, “My wife, Deidre, and I are happy to announce the birth our of second son, Rhys, on Nov. 2. I am currently employed at JPMorgan as an associate in tax-exempt capital markets, and we live in Austin, Tex.”
Richa Misra C’00 and Raj Ramachandran EAS’01 W’01 are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Rohan Ramachandran, on Aug. 12 in Boston. Raj is now pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School and, since December, Richa is working as an internist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
Anne Mulock C’00 married Shevey Westbrook on Aug. 18 at the Hebron Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. The reception took place at the home of her parents nearby. Alumni attending the celebration included maids-of-honor Lauren Mann C’00 and Julie Turner C’00, Lee Ann Sechovicz Coburn C’00, David Griffith C’02, Elizabeth Anne Hill C’00, Maggie Klarberg C’00, Paige Kollock C’00, Mark Kramer C’00, Adrienne Lee C’00, Patti Lin C’00, Courtney Martin Reidy C’00 and Billy Reidy W’00, Ali Lacika Schellpfeffer W’00, and Anne’s uncles, Michael Hahalyak C’77 and John Hahalyak C’86. Anne and Shevey enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon touring the Athenian ruins and relaxing on the beaches of Santorini. They live in Pittsburgh, where she works as a corporate lender at BNY Mellon and he is a business-unit manager at Allegheny Plastics.
Michael Roeltgen C’00 and Hadley Perkins Roeltgen C’99 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Caitlin Jayne, on Sept. 27 in Wynnewood, Pa.
Meredith Sheldon C’00 married Michael O’Leary at the Georgetown Four Seasons Hotel in Washington on Sept. 8. The wedding party included maid of honor Louise Sheldon C’08, bridesmaids Olivia Vasilescu C’99 (who sent in this note), Alicia Wang C’00 W’09, and Teresa Zien W’00; and groomsman Phil Sheldon SW’07. Other alumni who attended the wedding included Meredith’s father, Stuart Sheldon L’74, Brian Moore W’99, Randi Spinner C’01, Rachel Chu C’00, Elan Dobbs C’00, Marc Lenner C’00, Keiran Darcy C’00, Andy Chima C’08, Alexis Granwell GFA’07, Gilbert Geldon C’71 L’74, and Barry Rosenthal L’74. Meredith and Michael are both attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP in Manhattan.
Steve Singer C’00 and Jen Singer are “ecstatic to announce the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Ma’ayan Singer ,on Oct. 6. Both mother and baby are doing well. Jen is an environmental consultant at ICF International, and I graduated in May from the Sackler School of Medicine and am currently a general-surgery resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. We welcome visitors to our home in Silver Spring, Md.”
Shane Stein C’00 WG’05 writes, “My wife, Tracey, and I are thrilled to welcome our daughter, Emma Kate Stein, born March 23 in Dallas, Tex. At birth she weighed in at 8 lbs. 3 oz., and was 20 inches long. Her family includes uncles Kyle Stein C’03 and Reid Stein C’05, and cousins Michael Stein C’00, Dana Epstein Stein C’00, Robert Mann W’89 WG’96, and Scott Cohen C’98.”
Ralph J. Vasami C’00, email@example.com, has joined Cross Shore Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund of funds, located in Great Neck, N.Y., as director of investor relations. He earned an MBA from the University of Delaware in 2006. He lives in Scarsdale with his wife, Kelly (they married Oct. 23, 2004), and their son, Jake (born March 30, 2006).
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’01 | Liza Beaulier C’01 and Arun Rao married on beautiful Echo Lake, Maine, on Sept. 15. Her attendants included Dr. Brooke Resh C’01, Jennifer Friel EAS’01 GEng’06 WG’06 (who sent in this note), and Charlie Herschel C’01. Other alumni joining the celebration included Erin Reilly Doran C’01, Jose Tumkaya W’01, and Shoma Lahiry C’00 GAr’03. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, Liza and Arun returned to their new home in Memphis, Tenn., which they share with their two dogs, Olive and Mr. Bones. Liza works as a designer at Looney Ricks Kiss Architects and Arun is an assistant U.S. attorney.Lisa Silver C’01
Monte Bogatz C’01 married Heidi D. Miller in Monroe, N.J., on Oct. 7. They had met in law school, fall 2003. Alumni who attended were Andrew Richman C’02, Sara Richman C’02, Nathan Bull C’01, Brian Faerstein C’01 L’05, Ari Johnson C’01, Mark Lion C’02, Marilyn Assicurato C’01, Jennifer Landsidle C’01, Jeremy Traster C’02, Jeffrey Aldridge EAS’01, Dr. David Fenster D’77 GD’80, David Marion W’60 L’63, Neil Reiseman L’63, Monte’s father, Harold Bogatz L’63, and groomsmen Bryan Bachrad W’01 and Andrew Herman C’01. Monte and Heidi honeymooned in Hawaii then returned to New Jersey, where he works as a corporate attorney and she in mergers & acquisitions with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Elizabeth Tabas Carson C’01 was inducted into the New York bar in July. She is married to Todd Carson, lives in London, and works as a banking lawyer for Clifford Chance, in Canary Wharf.
Joshua Devon C’01 W’01 married Dr. Erin Pete C’01 in Philadelphia on Sept. 2. Joining with them to celebrate were Phil Apostol C’00, Neal Bandyopadhyay W’01, Megan Brown C’01, Julie Pontz Curson CW’65, Jennifer Friel EAS’01 GEng’06 WG’06, Dr. Kate Goldhaber C’01, Charlie Herschel C’01, Evan Kohlmann L’04, Patrick Lee EAS’01 GEng’01, Bill Ogrodnick W’01 WG’07, Dr. Kai Ouye C’01, Nilesh Parikh W’01, Curt Pontz W’61, Dr. Brooke Resh C’01 (who sent in this note), Akshay Sateesh EAS’01 GEng’02, Leslie Shaff W’06, Hank Willson C’01, and Joyce Yang EAS’01. After a wonderful honeymoon in Greece, they returned to their home in Philadelphia. The couple met during senior week at Penn.
Mark Evans C’01 married Hayley Hormuth C’01 on Aug. 4 in Dana Point, Calif. Susan Lutinger C’01, Dawn Levy Gold C’01, and Emily Lepler Fisher C’01, with other friends and family, celebrated with them. After the wedding Mark and Hayley spent their honeymoon traveling through Peru. They live in Chicago, where he is an attorney with KFT&R and she manages a small-business development center.
Laura Fung EAS’01 GEng’01 and Stephen Tu C’01 W’01 are elated about the birth of their second child, Daphne Clio, on August 5, at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. “Tonna Wu C’01 drove in from Ann Arbor, Mich., to help usher in the arrival of the newest member of the Tu clan.” Laura is a resident in pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, while Stephen is finishing his Ph.D. in Christian origins at the University of Toronto. They have another daughter, Samantha Sibylline, who just recently turned two. “It’s a blessing when the whole world can fit in your arms.” Friends may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Gill C’01 see Erin Meek C’98.
Dr. Michal Kulon EAS’01 founded www.residentswap.org, which lists medical-residency vacancies and also contact information of residents who would like to exchange residency spots with other residents. He is beginning a nuclear-medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
Stephanie Lemelin C’01 married Gregory Draven at the Searles Castle in Windham, N.H., on July 29. Bridesmaids included Suzanne B. Campbell C’01 and Corrine T. Packard C’01. Other alumni attending included Ned Adams C’01, Melissa Pierre C’01, Kellianne Toland C’01, Rebecca Levine C’01, Rachel Tanner Van Meter C’00, Mark Van Meter C’99, Scott Glosserman C’99, Macy Raymond C’00, as well as Liz Abbe C’84 and Lew Schneider C’83. An actress/writer living in Los Angeles, Stephanie is currently starring in the ABC comedy, Cavemen, and her husband is a martial artist/movie producer.
Raj Ramachandran EAS’01 W’01 see Richa Misra C’00.
Kate Reed Nu’01 writes, “I am happy to announce my engagement to Kevin Sumka. The wedding ceremony will take place on July 12, in the suburbs of Chicago. We were engaged on the beach in Playa Del Carmen Mexico in Dec. 2006. Also, I graduated from Rush University in 2006 with a master’s in nursing, and am currently working as a neonatal nurse-practitioner for a private neonatology group. I would love to hear from old Penn friends at email@example.com.”
Samantha Sacks Nu’01 is happy to announce her recent marriage to Nehal Desai. They met while earning their MBAs at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. They married in late August in a two-day long Hindu and Jewish wedding event. Attending were maid of honor Molly MacDonald Nu’01 GNu’02, bridesmaids Rebecca Jablon C’01, Lisa Romito EAS’00, and Robin Rolewicz Duchnowski C’01; and guests Keri Hyde Houser Nu’00, Heidi Lutjens Nu’01, and John Gottstein C’97. Samantha and Nehal live in Smyrna, Ga.; she works as a clinical supervisor in adult intensive care at Northside Hospital and he is in an advanced finance rotational program at the Home Depot.
Lauren Rothstein Swigert C’01 married Teddy Swigert C’01 on Sept. 1 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Fellow alumni who helped celebrate included Brian Appel C’01, Jaime Magyera C’01, Sara Scott C’00, Emily Cook Cameli Nu’01, Daniel Lebersfeld C’01, Melisa Kirkup C’01, Daniel Tenenblatt C’01 W’01, Deborah Lintz C’99, Matthew Rosler C’96, Taryn Winter Brill C’00, Jaime Becker C’98, Dr. Jonathan Fenkel C’00, Michele Sachs Fenkel C’00, David Baronoff C’99 L’02, David Berkley C’02, Joel Rubin C’03, Isaac Chalal W’03, Melissa Kaufman C’03, Tom Christensen W’03, Ariana Jackson W’03, Ryan Baber C’02, Robert Cort C’68 G’70 WG’74, William R. Burger W’54, Rob Estrin C’05, Meredith Motley C’00, Kate Willson C’01, Julie Furst C’01, Andrew Herman C’01, Harley Copen C’01, Veronica Lemcoff C’01, Seth Resnik L’97, and Adam Schiff C’01. Lauren and Teddy honeymooned in Tahiti.
Matthew Winger SW’01 writes that he passed the Pennsylvania social-work license exam in September. “I am the social worker with the bone marrow/blood and stem-cell transplant program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Cancer Institute.”
Eric Yecies C’01 G’01 married Wendy Scharin at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, N.J., on Sept. 1. The wedding party included his sister, Jacqueline Yecies C’05, Benjamin Levy W’04, and Eugene Park C’00. Family alumni included Dr. Seymour Shalek C’40, Phillip Nyman C’59 L’62, James Shalek C’75, Nancy Shalek C’75, and Eric Aroesty C’92. Other alumni attending the wedding included Yomi Dabiri C’00 and Jessica Darpino C’00. After a wonderful honeymoon in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Eric and Wendy returned to Manhattan, where he is a patent-litigation attorney at Ropes and Gray LLP and she is a social worker. They would love to hear from friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’02 | Amanda Abrams W’02 married Benjamin Dorfman on Oct. 13 in “a touching, outdoor ceremony in the courtyard of New Orleans’ Maison Dupuy Hotel, followed by a lively ‘second-line parade’ through the French Quarter.” The wedding party included maid-of-honor Carrie Zaslow C’02, Rivka Golomb C’02, and Peter Banks C’98. Other friends attending were Lisa Pitlor C’02, Julie Geiringer C’02, Andrew Hamilton C’03, Heather Schwartz Shaffer C’02, Alison Hyde C’02, Dana Hork C’02, Ilene Kalter C’02, Jared Lieberman W’01, Jared Simon W’02, Katie Wester Neal Ed ‘05, Emily Cook Ed ‘02, and Lionel Schooler C’68. Following the wedding Amanda and Ben enjoyed a honeymoon in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera; they returned to their home in Atlanta, where they have lived since June.
Susan Bruce Nu’02 married Matthew Kohlenberg on Oct. 6 at St. John Cantius Church in Philadelphia, “with a beautiful reception following, and then a honeymoon in Italy.” Alumni friends involved in the wedding were Christine Trott C’02 GGS’05, Serena Leung W’02, and Sarah Rinaldi Nu’02. Susan is a critical-care nurse in the trauma surgical intensive-care unit at HUP, and Matthew is employed at the Riverline railroad. They now live in Havertown.
J. Stephen Feinour Jr. C’02 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, as an associate in its investment-management and mutual-funds practice group.
Amie Florman C’02 married Wayne Davis EAS’02 on Aug. 25, in New York. The maid of honor was Rachel Harkavy C’02; Nicole Didizian C’02 and Tamara MacKay C’02 were bridesmaids; and Haig Didizian EAS’02 and Tom Eliaz EAS’02 were groomsmen. The wedding reception ended with a rousing chorus of “The Red and Blue,” led by the many friends from Penn there, including Neal Rosenberg W’02 WG’03 and Yona Wisznisk Rosenberg C’02, W. Dyer Halpern C’02, Scott Wilson W’02 WG’03, Christopher Corio EAS’02, Jason Vodzak EAS’02, Patrick Johnson EAS’02, Melissa Roman Nu’02, Sara Atwater Nu’01, Allison Young C’02, Jeffrey Barg C’02, Miriam Pogach C’02, Luigi Bianco C’01, and Connie Chen C’01. Amie and Wayne currently live in Manhattan, where she is an associate at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and he is an MBA student at Columbia Business School.
Michelle Horovitz C’02 see Adam Klarfeld C’99.
Ena Marwaha Lebel W’02 married R. David Lebel W’02 WG’11 on Aug. 11 in Cleveland; they had two ceremonies that day, Roman Catholic and Hindu. Alumni attending included her cousins, Sanjay Marwaha C’89, Sunil Marwaha C’94, and Rohit Marwaha C’96. In the wedding party, Dave and Ena were thrilled to have their friends Nina Singh C’02, Sona Desai EE’02, Sayli Wadgaonkar Moskowitz C’02, Jonathon Phillips C’02, Matthew Koster C’02, and Rod Kurtz C’02, participate. Attended the wedding festivities were Aliya Sternstein C’02, Jessica Pawvluk W’02, Eric Hochberg C’02, Abby Lifter Hochberg C’02, Anjali Wagle Phillips C’02, Sahil Gupta EAS’07 W’07, and Richa Gupta W’11.
Adrienne Moore C’02 and Rick Wetmore W’02 are excited to announce their engagement: the wedding will take place this October in her hometown of San Diego.
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Nikki Cyter C’03 is ecstatic to announce her engagement to Dr. Stephen Sack GM’07. She was introduced to him while she was working for the year in Penn’s Office of Alumni Relations and he was in his second year of a radiation-oncology residency. After two and a half years of dating, the surprise proposal happened last August in Flam, Norway, while they were on a three-week vacation, traveling through Scandinavia. After respectively graduating from law school and completing his residency, they have relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Jesse Meltzer C’03 married David Meshkov C’03 on Aug. 18 at the Central Park Boathouse in New York. They met at Penn, and have been together since their sophomore year. Members of the wedding party included his parents, Steve Meshkov C’74 and Lynda Meshkov SAMP’75, and his sister, Lauren Meshkov C’06, and Samantha Rubin C’03, Taryn Goldman W’03, Brian Marks W’03, Scott Levin C’03, Marc Meran C’03, and Darren Abrahamson W’03. Other alumni who attended included Sarah Schaefer C’03, Evan Weinberg W’03, Daniela Mizrahi C’03, Rebecca Kahan C’03, Joanna Mesh W’03, Brooke Grossman Russakoff C’03, Shana Etish EAS’03, Eric Rattner W’03, Jeff Stein W’03, Kate Schottenstein W’03, Hillary Vigdor C’04, Joshua Arkin C’01 and Erica Lambert Arkin C’03, Eric Zeiler C’03, Joshua Silver C’03, Lauren Glaser C’03, Nathan Schwartz C’03, Joshua Miller Nu’03 W’03, Elizabeth Schweitzer W’06, and Brian Glatt C’93 M’98. Proud family members there included Arnold Meshkov C’71 M’75 GM’79, and Ted Roberts ChE’50 G’51 Gr’56. Jesse and Dave celebrated their honeymoon in Napa, Calif. They live in New York, where she is an attorney in the real-estate group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and he is completing his third year at Fordham University Law School.
Jocelyn Picone C’03 married Stephen DeNichilo on Sept. 22 at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Conn. Alumni in the bridal party included maid of honor Meaghan Sanders C’03 and bridesmaid Courtney Morgan EAS’03. Other alumni joining the celebration included Jeff Bagnoli C’03, Christine Ryan C’02, Eileen Duffy C’01, Jean Troast C’02, Juliana Mariani C’02, Katie Laatsch Fink EAS’02, and Kerry Johnson Camden C’02. After their honeymoon in Tahiti, Jocelyn and Stephen returned to Hoboken, N.J., where they live; she is a senior account executive on the Gardasil account at Juice Pharma Advertising in New York, and he is an equity research analyst for Thomson, Horstmann, & Bryant in Saddle Brook, N.J.
Carole Ren W’03 married Peter Ou C’03 W’03 on Sept. 2 at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, Calif. The wedding was officiated by Frank Pinkus WG’61, who was joined by his wife, Roz Popick Pinkus CW’64. Members of the wedding party included Dr. Casey Halpern C’03 M’07, Earl Lee C’03, and Kelly Chen W’05. Many alumni friends helped celebrate, including Maria Bashian W’03, Joyce Minakami C’04 Nu’04 GNu’07, Sam Hui EAS’02 W’02, Alexandra Suiying Wu C’01 W’01, Thomas Falcone W’01, Patricia Paik Nu’03, Anjili Singh W’04, Rebecca Yang EAS’05 W’05, Jason Young EAS’04 W’04, Eileen Tung EAS’04 W’04, and Robert Hsiung EAS’02 W’02. Peter and Carole honeymooned in Vietnam and Cambodia before returning to Hong Kong and Beijing: she is with McKinsey & Company and he continues the entrepreneurial work he started while completing a Fulbright in Beijing.
David Wilderman W’03 see Eve Levinson C’05 GEd’06.
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’04 | Melissa Leitman C’04 married David Herman C’04 on Aug. 12 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. The bridal party included Jeffrey Fabre C’04 and Lauren Moskovitz EAS’04 W’04. Other alumni who attended were Will Beckerman C’04 (Melissa’s cousin), Hannah Bolduc C’04, Jennifer Heck Nu’04, Amelia Lo Nu’04, Angie Louie C’04, Eddie McKenna C’04, Tom Olsen EAS’02, Elise Ryan C’04, Howard Vegter EAS’04, Julie Yanalfo C’05, and Nicholas Zwang C’04. Melissa and David met during their sophomore year, while living on the fifth floor of High Rise North. They now live in New York, where she works at PENCIL, the nonprofit that creates and supports partnerships between business leaders and public schools in the city, and he is an associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP.
Robert McCarthy WEv’04, “BobCoach of the Penn Men’s Ice Hockey Club,” writes that “On July 6, I married the love of my life, Lynne Brodowski. Attending were other members of the Penn alumni community, R. Whit Matthews C’02 and Anne Deger Matthews C’02, Ross Giambalvo EE’02 GEng’04 and Haeley Morris Giambalvo W’02, Brian Reagan EAS’02 and Cara Kusko Reagan C’02, Todd Leri EE’03 GEng’06, Yenni Kim W’04, Craig White WEv’02 and his new wife, Kristen. And last but certainly not least, Benjamin Franklin himself (as portrayed by Ralph Archibald). My thanks to all who attended, or at the very least were there in spirit.”
Laura R. Vago C’04 received a master’s in education from the teacher-education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in June. She writes that she is “now proudly teaching 8th-grade science at the Salemwood School in Malden, Mass.”
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’05 | Meg Johnsen EAS’05 L’08 married Ryan Gatto on Aug. 11 at Greystone Hall in West Chester, Pa. The wedding party included bridesmaids Carla Nunziante C’02 L’08 and Desiree Wilson L’08. Other alumni joining the celebration were Kate Schondelmeier EAS’05, Alexis Taylor C’05, Laura Kauer Rodriguez EAS’05, Jessica Katsikas EAS’05, Justin Arena C’04, Ashley Alexander C’04, Josh Wechter W’03, Billy Rock L’08 WG’08, Chantelle Cappa L’08, and Samantha Freedman L’08. Meg and Ryan are starting their life together in Philadelphia, and would love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.
Eve Levinson C’05 GEd’06 married David Wilderman W’03 on July 21 at the Union League of Philadelphia. They met at Penn in Jan. 2002. Many relatives and guests added to the Penn connection, including in both wedding parties, Halerie Mahan C’05, Alexis Gimovsky EAS’05, Lauren Burrows C’05, Michael Wilderman C’97 M’01 GM’07, Justin Windheim C’03, and Edward Levinson EAS’09. After a honeymoon in Moorea and Bora Bora, Eve and David returned to Philadelphia.
Alexis C. Morris C’05 and Ryan M. Hubbard are excited to announce their engagement. They met in middle school and dated throughout high school. After time apart in college, they serendipitously reunited, she moved back to the Chicago area, and he proposed. She is an assistant manuscript editor for the journal Radiology at the Radiological Society of North America in Oak Brook, Ill. He is currently a law student at the University of Illinois College of Law, and expects to graduate in May. They plan to marry this August in their hometown of Lake Forest.
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’06 | Claire Herman GEd’06 see Lou Kolman EAS’00.
Kathy Quillinan GCP’06 has been promoted to community planner with MSCW, Inc., a design firm based in Orlando, Fla.; she works out of its Clermont office.
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