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33 Berthold W. Levy C’33 L’36 was featured by The Philadelphia Inquirer in a July 23 article, which highlighted his continuing work as a guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at age 96.

43  Daniel M. Friedenberg W’43 has written his seventh book, Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture, which was published by the University of Illinois Press.

47 Harold S. Rosenbluth C’47 L’50, Haverford, Pa., chair of Rosenbluth Vactions, was recently appointed president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley. He also serves on the overseers board of the University Libraries. He and his wife, Frances Baylinson Rosenbluth Ed’48, met at Penn.


50  Dr. Aaron D. Bannet GM’50 WG’79 writes, “After my residency, I had a large practice in surgery, but then moved into vascular surgery and then started a renal-transplant program at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.”

Henry Gluck W’50 was elected chair of the board of advisers of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center last June.

52 Dr. Jack Butz C52 D’56, my50gy@aol.com, emails, “I have written a book, My 50 Golden Years (Exlibris), which describes my life and happy adventures with 12 different Golden Retrievers and four children over a 50-year span in Vt. and Fla.”

53 Ann Bowman Jannetta CW’53, professor emerita of early modern Japanese history at the University of Pittsburgh, won the 2009 John Whitney Hall Book Prize for the best academic book in Japanese and Korean studies published in 2007: The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the ‘Opening’ of Japan was published by Stanford University Press. Her commentary on a rare, illustrated Japanese manuscript by an early 19th-century surgeon will be published online as A Surgical Casebook on the National Library of Medicine’s ‘Turning the Pages’ website this spring.

Alan Miles Ruben C’53 G’56 L’56 last May presented a paper on collective-bargaining disputes at the Ohio State Bar Association meeting.

54 Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, a Distinguished Professor and an emeritus chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, in September spoke on the “Evolution of Head and Neck Surgery: Past, Present, and a Look into the Future” at the First Congress of the Asian Society of Head and Neck Oncology; in October (in Crete) on “The Role of Selective Neck Dissection in Cancer of the Head and Neck” to the Pan Hellenic Society; and, on “Changing Patterns of Care in Patients with Cancer of the Salivary Gland” to the Albanian Ear, Nose, and Throat Society.

56 Dr. Ilga Butelis Winicov Harrington CW’56 Gr’71, a former research professor of plant biology at Arizona State University, wrote How to Eat Healthy and Well for Less than $5.00 a Day: The Smart Frugal Food Plan, which was published recently by RoseDog Books. She writes it “is not meant as a commentary on my own retirement in Maine, which has been wonderful. Instead, it invites anyone struggling in the current economic climate to take charge of controlling their food budget by careful planning and cooking at home with basic and natural ingredients.”

James J. Heffernen W’56 wrote an article on retirement planning in the September-October issue of Pennsylvania Lawyer.

58 Dr. Michael Lewis C’58 Gr’62, the University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J., last summer spoke on “Darwin and the Development of the Self-Conscious Emotions” at the Darwin Festival at the University of Cambridge.

59 Helöise B. Levit CW’59, who heads the Ginger Levit Fine Arts company in Richmond, was recently named one of the “Influential Women of Virginia 2009” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

James MacPherson W’59 writes that after graduation he earned an MBA at Columbia University as an Allied Chemical Fellow; he then joined W. R. Grace & Co., which led to a career in corporate financial management with firms in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In 2002 his interests shifted to personal financial management, as he had become guardian to an individual with an extensive portfolio. Jim has passed the Florida state insurance-license exam and the Series 7 general securities representative exam. Recently he was invited by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to become an arbitrator and is in the process of completing their requirements.


61  Harvey Finkle SW’61, a Philadelphian documentary photographer, was honored in October by the Bread & Roses Community Fund at a Tribute to Change event, which included a show of 75 of his photos.

Dr. Paul Kutsche Gr’61 has established the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

Frederick Rankin MacFadden Jr. Gr’61, a professor emeritus at Coppin State University, submitted a paper, “His Hand against God’s Everyman: Ishmael’s displacements from Man and His Maker in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick,” to the upcoming Conference on Christianity at Grove City College, Pa. He also submitted to the Rowan University library his latest installment of a history of events at the Glassboro State College demonstration school in the late 1930s: “Goals of Hard Knocks: Demonstrating Survival Techniques.”

Ileane O. Smith Ed’61, ileaneileane@yahoo.com, is an academic counselor at the Community College of Baltimore County, where she has been since 1971. Its foundation recently issued a special resolution honoring her for “her dedication and philanthropic support for student, faculty, and staff enrichment and scholarship.”

62 Lita Indzel Cohen CW’62 L65 writes, “After serving for 10 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I founded the Food Allergy Research Initiative in order to help people, primarily children with peanut/food allergies. My grandson is ‘off the charts’ allergic to peanuts. The research being done, supported by contributions (tax deductible) is ground-breaking, and will, we hope, bring safe lives to those suffering from possibly fatal allergies. FARI, PO Box 408, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004.”

Charles Tseckares GAr’62, founding principal of CBT Architects in Boston, recently received the Leventhal/Sidman Real Estate & Building Industry Award from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

63 Tony Gallo WG’63 is a playwright with a portfolio of nearly 50 works. He writes that “10 plays have been produced nearly 70 times in about 30 venues in Washington, New York, and Boston, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Press Club, the Dramatists Guild of America, and the Dorothy Strelsin Stage.” He expects 14 stagings in 2010. Previously, he “was an agribusiness economist and business executive for 36 years, with over 220 research essays, situation articles, and refereed publications.” He was “one of the first business pioneers in the restoration of Victorian homes in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Washington.”

67  Dr. Peter Wilding C’67, Malvern, Pa., is an emeritus professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University, where he was director of clinical chemistry at the Medical School from 1986 to 2002. Last year he received the Edwin Ullman Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry for his contributions to technological innovations in diagnostics.

68  John C. Howett Jr. C’68 is founder of the law firm of Howett, Kissinger & Holst, P.C., in Harrisburg, Pa. He was included in The Best Lawyers in America (2009) as the first “Family Lawyer—Lawyer of the Year” for central Pennsylvania.

69  John R. Bagby C’69, a retired attorney, last May was elected a trustee of Waynesburg University in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Joel Bloom C’69 is an attorney with the Boston law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.; in November he was included in the “2009 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.”

Dr. Charles R. Weber D’69 maintains a private practice in West Chester, Pa. In November he was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association; he is a past president of the state association. He and his wife, Karen, live in East Goshen and are the parents of three adult children.


70  Michael Abramson W’70 took the photos (beginning in 1974) in the book, Light: On the South Side, which also has music tracks of the time. It was released in November by a Chicago record label, Numero Group, which specializes in reissuing rare recordings of mom-and-pop labels.

Jerry Bernstein C’70 is a partner in the New York office of Blank Rome LLP, and heads its white-collar, internal- and government-investigations practice group. In late October he was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer after securing an acquittal in an 11-month criminal antitrust trial.

Matthew J. DeJulio ASC’70, East Fallowfield, Pa., is treasurer of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley.

Jack Narvel ASC’70 writes, “Jan and I have ‘redeployed,’ rather than retired: we have accepted the position of houseparents at Home on the Range, a residential internship program [in Portland, Ore.] for homeless young men, aged 18 to 25. It is the first step in a four-phase program to recover youth from the streets and let them get a shot at who God created them to be (www.transitionalyouth.org).”

Sherrie R. Savett CW’70 L’73, chair of the securities-litigation department and a managing principal of the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., spoke in September at the Cyber and Data Risk Insurance Conference, in October at the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute 2009, and in November at an international conference of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

71  Randy Schaffer C’71 from Houston and Mike Wolf C’71 from Chicago write, “Here is a story for the ages. We lived next door to each other in Butcher Hall during our freshman year (1967-8), but returned to our respective hometowns after graduation and were not in contact for 20 years. We went to a Cubs game together at Wrigley Field in 1991, where Mike met Randy’s then 14-year-old son, Josh. We resumed contact and saw each other periodically over the next two decades. Randy, his wife, Mollie, and Josh (now a criminal defense lawyer in Houston) went to Chicago for a legal meeting in 2008 and had dinner with Mike and his wife, Leslie. That weekend, Josh met Mike’s daughter, Emily, a civil lawyer in Chicago. To make a long story short, Josh and Emily married on June 20: the same day that Mike and Mollie celebrated their 60th birthdays. Little did we know that those cold nights spent eating hoagies and listening to music at the corner of 37th and Spruce would be the genesis of generations yet unborn.”

72  Peter J. Boyer C’72, a partner in the Philadelphia office of McCarter & English, LLP, is a member of its business-litigation and labor and employment practice groups and its e-discovery task force. In October he was elected to the American Law Institute.

Michael M. Mustokoff L’72, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He specializes in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.

Robin Palley CW’72 is vice president group director of marketing for Digitas Health, a medical marketing agency. She is delighted to become the proud grandparent of Olivia Roo Langsfeld, daughter of Dr. Alexis P. Langsfeld and her husband, Ben Langsfeld C’02. Robin, who also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, lives in Philadelphia, as does son Josh Palley C’04 and his wife, Julie Berstein Palley C’03.

Sandy Schussel C’72
wrote Become A Client Magnet: 27 Strategies To Boost Your Client Attraction Factor, which was published recently. His first book, The High Diving Board: How To Overcome Your Fears and Live Your Dreams (2004), was about his “transition from unhappy attorney to motivational speaker, sales trainer, and professional coach.”

Deborah R. Willig CW’72,  managing partner of the Philadelphia union-side labor law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, in November was inducted into the Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women’s Hall of Fame.

73  Gail Seideman Fieldston GEd’73 proudly announces the birth of her granddaughter, Kayla Violet Fieldston, to her son Ross Fieldston C’02 and daughter-in-law Lisa Ratner Fieldston W’02 on April 24. Gail, who lives in Manhattan, would love to hear from old Penn friends at gail.fieldston@gmail.com.

Dr. Adam Garfinkle C’73 Gr’79 has published Jewcentricity: Why the Jews Are Praised, Blamed, and Used to Explain Nearly Everything (John Wiley & Sons). “Still serving as founding editor of The American Interest magazine, and still married to Scilla Taylor G’84, [I live] in a house that began as a log cabin some 200 years ago in Potomac, Md.”

Christine M. Grant WG’73, founding CEO of InfecDetect LLC in Princeton, N.J., is chair of the ABA’s science and technology law section.

Dr. Marlene R. Wolf CW’73, a family practitioner, is chair of medicine at Coral Springs Medical Center in Florida. She is also physician liaison for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. She writes that Recipes for Life, a cookbook, was published in September to raise money for the fund.

74  William H. Bohnett L’74 is an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where he specializes in investment-company and investment-adviser representation. In October he was appointed to the Smithsonian National Board.

Joseph Glantz C’74 has written Philadelphia Originals, which was published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., in Atglen, Pa. He is consulting editor for the Wild River Review.

Sanford Jacoby C’74, professor of management, public policy, and history at UCLA, received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2009-10.

Lennox E. Montrose W’74, www.montyguy.com, has published a new CD of original compositions: Exoteric Love. It and songs from it have been accepted for the next Grammy Awards in late January.

Dr. Sara Stein CW’74 writes, “I am a psychiatrist and chief of behavioral health at Kaiser Permanente Ohio, specializing in bariatric psychiatry and primary-care integration, and passionate about the uses of social media to help people. I have published my first book, Obese From The Heart: A Fat Psychiatrist Discloses, a self-help personal and professional discussion of obesity as a brain disease, not a lifestyle illness. I am also announcing a new publishing company, Quantum Psych Ink, for first-time authors with a message to share. I am married, with Newfoundland dogs, and make occasional visits back to Philadelphia. Find me on twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.”

75  Jack Evans W’75 is of counsel at the law firm of Patton Boggs in Washington. He was recently re-elected to the city council, the Council of the District of Columbia, on which he has served for 18 years; he is currently vice-chair of the council and chair of its finance and revenue committee.

Neil Groberg W’75, neil@NEemploymentlaw.com, emails that after over 20 years in central Connecticut, he has relocated with his wife, Dr. Ellen B. Wolfson, to Burlington, Vt. He is now “channeling over 25 years of employment-law experience to mediation, arbitration, and training throughout the Northeast,” and would enjoy connecting with alumni in the Burlington area.

Emily Chalef Sanders CW’75 is president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management in metro Atlanta. She received, in November, the World of Difference 100 Award (entrepreneurial category) from the International Alliance.

76Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey Nu’76 and Bill Kenworthey W’76 in September celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to Victoria, B.C.; they stayed at the Empress Hotel. In October she celebrated 25 years as a women’s health nurse practitioner.

Michael P. Malloy L’76, a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific’s law school, in September spoke on how financing influences green urban planning at the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

77  Miriam Arond C’77 has been director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute since 2005, where she has “helped launch the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, an environmental extension of the Good Housekeeping Seal, the most recognized consumer icon in America.” Prior to that, she was editor-in-chief of Child magazine, an award-winning parenthood publication.

Dr. Roy W. Beck M’77 is executive director of the Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa and adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of South Florida. In October he received the 2009 Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science, awarded by the Jewish Guild for the Blind.

78 David D. Sorensen C’78 recently started a post-retirement career as a professional artist. In October he was awarded signature-membership status in the National Watercolor Society; one painting, of an Australian landscape, is on a nationwide tour by the society throughout this year. In 1974, he painted a large mural of yellow snail shells in the Hill House atrium. Dave is trying to locate early artwork for possible future exhibitions, and encourages alumni with paintings by him to contact him atharpo4oz@gmail.com.

79  Dr. Dennis A. Ahlburg Gr’79 is the new president of Trinity University in San Antonio, Tex. Previously, he was dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dennis Barone G’79 Gr’84 co-edited Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens, which was published by the University of Iowa Press.

Christel Ford Berry L’79, an attorney and financial planner in Hartford, Conn., has been appointed a trustee of Westfield State College in Massachusetts. She also serves on the boards of the Hartford Seminary and the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. She and her husband have three children.

Jacqueline Marcus C’79, a partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, specializes in business finance and restructuring. In November she was honored by Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond for “providing outstanding pro-bono representation and advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence.”



80  Michael Brennan ASC’80 is executive director of development for the Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif. Previously, he was assistant vice chancellor for health-sciences development at UCLA.

Michael Klarman C’80 G’80, the Kirkland and Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, in October was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

81  Kem Hinton GAr’81 writes, “Our firm, Tuck-Hinton Architects, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Our most significant projects include the Tennessee Bicentennial Capitol Mall and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and current projects include the new Music City Convention Center and the Museum of African American Music, Art & Culture. I was fortunate to receive one of the international ‘Designing with Stone’ scholarships at Marmomacc in Verona, Italy.” He began it in September.

Kyra G. McGrath L’81 is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of WHYY, Inc., the Philadelphia PBS broadcaster. Last year she was included in the “75 Most Influential Irish-American Women of 2009” by Irish Voice.

82 Philip Li C’82 WG’86 is chief operating officer of the newly established Brooklyn Community Foundation. Previously, he was a consultant at Changing Our World, Inc., a fundraising and philanthropy consulting firm.

83  George Boyajian C’83, Titusville, N.J., has returned to teaching science, at the Pennington School, after a hiatus as a high-tech entrepreneur. He was an assistant professor of geology at Penn, 1989-96.

Robert Feinstein C’83 writes, “My wife and I had our second child, Madeline Yvonne Feinstein, on Aug. 22.”

Dr. Rolf Freter M’83 Gr’85 was recently appointed medical director of medical oncology at the new Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center; it is clinically affiliated with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., where he has served as an attending physician since 2001. He is also laboratory director and director of chemotherapy services at Harbor Medical Associates, a local, multi-specialty physician group.

Dr. Taleb Rifai Gr’83 has been appointed secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. A former Jordanian minister of tourism and antiquities, he was responsible for founding that country’s first archaeological park in the ancient city of Petra.

Barry Smith Gr’83 is a finance professor at Emporia State University in Kansas. His debut novel, Only Milo, was published by Inkwater Press in September.


85  Charles B. Crawford Jr. C’85 W’85, chair of the Private Bank of Buckhead, in Atlanta, last year joined the Buckhead Coalition.

Leslie J. Nicholas GEd’85 was inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame last June.
86  Ralph H. Cathcart C’86 last summer was appointed partner in the New York office of Ladas & Parry, LLP, where he specializes in intellectual-property and entertainment law.

Dov Hoch C’86, president of the Penn Club of Israel, writes, “Inspired by Nursing School Dean Afaf Meleis, the Club supported an Ethiopian-born nursing student in Israel who finished her degree and, before starting work at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, volunteered at a boarding school in Rwanda built by Anne Heyman C’82 for the orphans of the massacres there. (The school, Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (www.agahozo-shalom.org), was modeled on Yemin Orde Youth Village, which received orphans after the Holocaust and today develops other educational institutions in Israel, based on its unique models of informal education (www.yeminorde.org.) The Penn Club of Israel (www.pennclubofIsrael.com) conducts uplifting philanthropic activities in the spirit of Penn’s value of unbridled access to education.”

Gary M. Kaplan W’86 has joined Farella, Braun & Martel LLP as special counsel in its San Francisco office, he specializing in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial law. Previously he was with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, PC.

Thomas Joseph Marta Jr. W’86 recently started his own independent financial-markets research firm, Marta on the Markets, LLC. He wrote that “After 20 years of business and Wall Street experience, the time is right.” His first book, Forex Trading and Technical Analysis, was published last autumn. He notes, that he has been “enjoying more time at the Penn Club in New York, and would enjoy hearing from alumni atThomas.Marta.wh86@wharton.upenn.edu.”

Jeff Salamon C’86, jsalamon57@gmail.com, recently left his job at the Austin American-Statesman, where he worked as a writer and editor for 10 years, to become a senior editor at Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, with his wife, Sharmila Rudrappa, and their daughter, Yashoda (two).

87  Judith Browne-Dianis W’87 is co-director of the Washington-based Advancement Project, which “connects disenfranchised communities throughout the U.S. with some of the top civil-rights attorneys in the country”(www.advanceproj.org).

Alan Shusterman C’87 announces “the opening of School for Tomorrow, a unique, independent non-profit secondary school in Rockville, Md. (www.schoolfortomorrow.net).” As founder and head of school, he is thrilled to see his “vision for a cutting edge, student-centered education model finally becoming a reality,” and “would like to hear from anyone passionate about improving the state of K-12 education in this country;” he can be reached most easily at ashusterman.sft@gmail.com. His wife, Dr. Gila Diamond Shusterman C’88, is director of research at the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, which provides support and services for adults with disabilities in the Washington metropolitan area. They live in Chevy Chase with their three children, Jordan (14), Rebecca (12), and David (eight).
89  Chris Gaebler C’89 WG’96 and Julia Aledort Gaebler C’91 welcomed 8 lbs. 5 oz. Zoey Adams Gaebler into the world on Sept. 15. She joined big sister Willa in their home in the Kensington district of San Diego. “For some perspective, Zoey is scheduled to graduate from Penn in 2031.”

Dr. John M. Maris M’89, an associate professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine, received its Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award.



90  Storm Wilkins L’90, a property casualty insurance lawyer, is head of Precedent Corporate Training, LLC. Last year she was awarded the Insurance Training Professional designation. She recently completed her first book, The Law of Evidence: The Seven Most Important Things for Claims Professionals to Understand.

91  Julia Aledort Gaebler C’91 see Chris Gaebler C’89 WG’96.

Duchess Harris C’91, www.duchessharris.com, an associate professor of American studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., wrote the recently published Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton (Palgrave Macmillan), and co-edited the forthcoming Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (Duke University Press).

Scott D. Johnson V’91 and Amy Montgomery are proud to announce the birth of their son Gunnar Scott on Sept. 1; he joined siblings Chelcie, Lyric, Jack, and Samuel Franklin in Fryeburg, Maine.

Andrew M. Wertkin C’91,andrew@wertkin.com, and Sarah Finkle Wertkin GEd’98,sarah@wertkin.com, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son Theodore Samuel, teddy@wertkin.com, on March 19 in Philadelphia. Andrew also announces that “Yes, sometimes he is wrong, and he is sorry that he acts otherwise. Furthermore, Sarah is his love, his life.”

92  John Stephen Horchos D’92 completed a summit climb of Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon, at dawn on July 16.

Jennifer Bright Reich C’92 is delighted to announce the launch of her new company, Mimosa Publishing LLC, which publishes the website www.MommyMDGuides.com and the forthcoming parenting-book series, The Mommy MD Guides, “both filled with tips that doctors, who are also mothers, use for their own families.”

93  Edward Flores EAS’93 W’93 and Holly Colombo Flores EAS’93 welcomed their new daughter Melissa Nicole to the world on Sept. 11. She joined big sister Alexandra (almost five) and big brother Nathan (three). “Her older siblings are excited about the new addition, although they are still learning just what it means to play safely around a newborn (i.e., dropping large toys onto her stomach or pulling at her fingers and toes are more likely to elicit screams than smiles).” They live in Connecticut, where Ed is a senior trader in commodity chemicals, and Holly works as a treasury director at Thomson Reuters in New York.

David Hauser G’93, Lambertville, N.J., has joined the science department at the Pennington School, after a career in teaching, research, and business.

Michelle Tien C’93 W’93 G’03 WG’03 married in early October; the wedding ceremony was at dawn in Central Park and a Sunday brunch reception was held at the Metropolitan Club. She and Barnaby live in New York.

Jeffrey P. Wallack L’93, a partner of the law firm of Wisler Pearlstine, in October addressed Montgomery County lawyers on the private and public Prompt Payment Acts in Pennsylvania.
94  Brad Bozick EE’94 writes, “My wife, Ann, and I welcomed our second daughter, Molly Brannan, on May 25; she joined big sister Piper (two). The both of them keep us busy and always smiling.”

Bindi Shah Johnson EAS’94 GM’01 and Todd Johnson C’95 M’03 WG’03 are thrilled to announce the birth of Leela Johnson on Sept. 8, 2008. She was welcomed with open arms by her sisters, Maya and Priya. Todd and Bindi live in Bryn Mawr, Pa., just a few miles from Penn. He is a senior vice president of scientific research, leading the early stage development program at MDS-Pharma Services, and she is an assistant professor of medicine in cardiac electrophysiology at Temple University. They look forward to Alumni Weekend.

Lynn Pinkus Lewis C’94 and her husband, Evan Lewis, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Griffin Ernst Foster Lewis, on July 13 in New York; he joined big sister Olivia. Proud grandparents are Keith Wheelock G’57, and Georgia Whidden, and Roz Popick Pinkus CW’64 and Frank Pinkus WG’61.

Jon Prenner C’94 GM’02, and Becky, and big sister Sofia are delighted to announce the arrival of Maxwell Joseph on Aug. 3. “We live in Princeton, N.J., where I am a vitreoretinal surgeon and assistant professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, and Becky is taking time off to spend time with the kids.”

Kelly Tolton EAS’94, kelly_tolton@vrtx.com, and Jennifer Reardon Tolton C’94, jtoltonpa@yahoo.com, joyfully welcome Julia Elizabeth, who was born on Aug. 18. She joined big sister Caroline and big brother Jimmy. Kelly & Jennifer live near Boston and would love to hear from old friends.


95  Dr. David P. DiGiallorenzo GD’95 maintains a periodontics practice in Collegeville, Pa., and performs non-surgical laser treatment for gum disease. He is an associate clinical professor at Penn Dental.

Todd Johnson C’95 M’03 WG’03 see Bindi Shah Johnson EAS’94 GM’01.

96  Gustaf Kamp GAr’96 GFA’96 has joined Waterleaf Architecture in Portland, Ore.; he specializes in emergency-service projects but also includes historic firehouse renovations.

Matt Robinson C’96 married Dr. Emily Louise Schopick at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 17. An educator and freelance journalist, he is studying for a master’s at Boston University. He also teaches boxing in Boston: he led the Penn Boxing Club. Matt is the son of Sharon and Howard Rich C’59 and Marcia and Peter Robinson. Emily is a nephrologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Among the “Fighting” Quakers attending were Candace C. Cavalier C’94, Jon Teitel C’96, Heath Weisberg C’96, Cyrus Mehta W’97, Ben Goldberger C’98 EAS’98, David Morris W’00, Lysa Janssen GFA’04, Catherine Grimes WG’04, and Andy Morris WG’06 and his wife, Lynne Salkin Morris GFA’06.

Todd Whitenack C’96 writes, “My wife, Ginger, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Eva Grace, on June 29 in New York. She joined a very happy big sister, Lyla (almost three). We also recently moved from the city to Fair Haven, N.J.”
97  Andi Hernandez C’97 and her husband, Tony Lee, welcomed the birth of their first child, Xavier Howard Hernandez Lee, on July 16. They live in Boston, where she is director of research operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Lindsay B. Waltower CGS’97 writes, “I have a new position, coordinator of donor support at the Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pa. I am very excited.”

98  Amanda Sparks Abbott Nu’98 and her husband, Daniel, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Etienne, on Sept. 15 in San Diego; she joined big sister Caroline (two).

Adrienne Dale C’98 married Dana Burns on Sept. 12 at the Church of St. Joseph in Bronxville, N.Y., followed by a reception at Siwanoy Country Club. Five of the seven bridesmaids were Jamie Garfunkel C’98, Romina Manson C’98, Raina Mehta C’98, Natalya Michaels W’98, and Megan Mueller Nu’98. Joining them to celebrate were Jigar Mehta CGS’99, Adam Michaels EAS’98, Mike Lau W’96, and Ed Mally W’83 and Julia Mally W’83. Dana and Adrienne met in business school at NYU Stern; they live in Bronxville and both work in finance in Manhattan.

Dr. Brian S. Goldfarb C’98 and his wife, Rysse, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Brooke, on Sept. 1, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. She joined big brother Samuel William (born Feb. 19, 2005) and big sister Josie Frances (born March 20, 2007), “both of whom have forgiven Daddy for not emailing the Gazette when they were born.” He “recently joined the Medical Clinic of Houston as its newest internist.”

Beth Kissileff Gr’98 has received a fellowship from Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to work this month on her second novel. Her writing has appeared recently in Double X (Slate’s women’s website), Zeek magazine, and the New York Jewish Week. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their three daughters, and last year taught Jewish studies at Carleton College in Northfield.

Katie Langhammer McQuaid C’98,Katherine.McQuaid@gmail.com, is thrilled to announce the birth of her daughter, Clara Gresham McQuaid, on Sept. 8; she “weighed an impressive 9 lbs. 12 oz., and was 21.5 inches long.” Katie lives in New York with her husband, Nick, and continues to work at Time Warner.

Megan Wright Mueller Nu’98 writes, “My husband, Dr. Thomas Mueller, and I proudly welcomed the birth of our first child, Estella Grace, on April 25. She was visited in the hospital by her aunties Jamie Garfunkel C’98, Raina Shroff Mehta C’98, and Natalya Gurevich Michaels W’98, with long-distance wishes from aunties Adrienne Dale C’98 (from her vacation in Spain) and Romina Birnbaum C’98 in California. I am a healthcare associate with the law firm of K&L Gates LLP and Tom is a urologist in private practice in New Jersey. The family is also very excited about the relocation back to Philadelphia in August.”

Jennifer Sanders C’98 married Owen Rogers on Aug. 8 in Philadelphia. Many Penn friends joined them, including Rachel Ehrlich Albanese C’98 L’01, Russell Albanese L’01, Laurie Abrams Beller C’98, Alison Farber C’98, Wendy Gross C’98, Stephen Gross EAS’98, Rachel Kohen Heckler C’98, Roman Krislav EAS’98 W’98, Gregg Murphy C’98, Lauren Feingold Navas C’98 WG’05 G’06, Kevin Navas WG’06, Barry Peerless W’98, Melissa Korsin Salzberg C’98, Kika Backer Schindelman C’98, Amanda Siegel W’98, Eric Wenke C’98, Christina Wolf C’98, Jonathan Zucker W’98, and Maria Zuckerman C’98. Jennifer and Owen live in Miami Beach, where he is a Commercial Lines insurance broker at Kahn-Carlin & Co., and she is vice president of partnership marketing at Univision Communications jenmsanders@hotmail.com.

Sarah Finkle Wertkin GEd’98
see Andrew M. Wertkin C’91.

99  Dr. Amanda Gaynor Ashley D’99 GEd’99 in October received a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award for her work directing a dental clinic in Barrow, Alaska. She also developed a program at the Ilisagvik Tribal College for local residents to train for work in the clinic: one of the first graduates of the program has gone to dental school.

Josh Belinfante C’99, former executive counsel to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, has joined RobbinsLaw LLC in Atlanta, where he specializes in litigation, healthcare regulation, and appellate and administrative law.

Edward B. Bretschger Jr. W’99 married Elizabeth McKay Jenkins on Sept. 26 in Watch Hill, R.I. Alumni attending included best man Alexander N. Hack C’00 WG’09 and groomsmen Wilhelmus B. Bryan C’00, Michael W. Germino W’99, and Austin F. Root C’99. Also attending were Christopher D. Browne C’00, Enrique Conde C’02, W. Malcolm Dorson C’04, Maria Pavlis Glasser EE’82, Kevin Glaser C’00, Michael Gregory C’01, Emily E. Hellstron C’93, Jonathan R. Kaufman C’99, James J. Lees Jr. C’98, Jared M. Lewis C’00, Alexis Maffei Montemaggiore C’00 and Vincent Montemaggiore EAS’00, Dylan Ramsey C’00, Jesse W. Spector C’01, Jesse M. Terry EAS’01, Walter S. Tomenson III C’99, David Townsend W’99, and John C. Whittaker C’01.  Elizabeth and Edward live in New York, where he is the managing member of Grey Bassett, a hedge-fund advisory firm in Old Greenwich, Conn., and she is president and  designer of Elizabeth McKay, a women’s clothing line.

Tom Hardin W’99 and Susan Hardin are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Molly Elizabeth, on Oct. 12 in Ridgewood, N.J. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and measured 19 inches, and now “enjoys milk, sleeping, and being adorable.”

Leslie Adelson Lewin C’99 has been named executive director of Seeds of Peace, an international youth organization; previously, she was director of its summer camp in Maine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Nick, and their son, Sam.

Bree Nicolai Murphy C’99 and Brendan Murphy are thrilled to announce the birth of their third child, Tyson Baker, on Aug. 3. He was welcomed into his new home in Arlington, Va., by his big brother Hayes and big sister Isla.

Jackie Taylor C’99 L’03 married Donald Meier L’03 on April 12, 2008, at St. Patrick’s Church in Philadelphia with the reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. The wedding party included Amy Fan C’99, Dr. Jennifer Savage Matysczak V’03, and Alfi Guindi L’03. Jackie and Don live in Rittenhouse Square.

Dr. Joshua Zeichner C’99 married Cori Love on Oct. 31 at the Garden City Hotel in New York. Joining in the celebration were Noah Bilenker C’99, Stephanie Cooperman Abrahams C’00, Sarah Gleit Weiner C’99, Dr. Shailaja Koppolu Farber C’99, Brian Kravitz C’99, Dr. Natasha Manes Wolfson C’99, Brandon Ross C’99, Dr. Gregg Slater C’99, and Dr. Gregory Urfrig C’99 D’02. Joshua is director of cosmetic and clinical research in the dermatology department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He specializes in acne treatment and cosmetic facial rejuvenation, and is “excited that I just launched a website, www.ZeichnerDermatology.com.”



00  Sarah Braverman Blanco C’00 and her husband, Santiago, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Lucía, on June 19; she weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and was 19 3/4 inches long. She “has big black eyes and lots of long dark hair.” They had lived in Madrid, and now live in Scotch Plains, N.J.

Vineet Sen Budhraja EAS’00 W’00 WG’01 married Dr. Rebecca Lynn Bagdonas on June 26-27 on Long Island. The bridal party included Brinda Budhraja W’03, Gayitri Budhraja W’03, Reuben Advani WG’01, Christopher Graham W’99, Mark Nodelman W’99, best man Dylan Landis EAS’99, Edwin Tan EAS’99, and Rahul Devgon WG’01. Other alumni attending were Akash Ghiya W03 WG’09, Subhash Viswanathan WG’01, Roger Wu EAS’00 W’00, Kathryn Dortzbach M’01, Michael Sullivan EAS’99, Megan Sullivan C’99, Kamal Pallan EAS’95 WG’01, and Nathan Romano WG’01.

Caroline Shipps Collier C’00
and her husband, Jason, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Nicholas Kingston Collier, on Sept. 15.

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

Rebecca Kentor Knoll C’00
and her husband, David, are thrilled to announced the birth of their son Caleb on July 7 in Palm Beach, Fla. He is “a welcome addition to big brother Azi (almost two), who has been looking for a partner in crime. [We] look forward to becoming the first family in history to move from Florida to Pittsburgh in the winter. We have already begun to prepare the boys for the climate change by taking extended trips to the Costco walk-in refrigerator.”

Samantha Gerber Levine C’00 and Eric Levine C’01 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Henry Blake Levine, on Sept. 16 in New York.

Jessica Schraub Norman C’00 and Maxwell Norman C’00 are thrilled to celebrate the first birthday of their son, Jonah David, on Nov. 19; joining in the celebration in Santa Monica, Calif., were Matthew Benbassat W’00, Katherine Steinberg Bluth C’00, Jonathan Bluth C’99, David Baronoff C’99, and Aryeh Aslan C’00. Maxwell is an in-house attorney for Forever 21, Inc., a clothing retailer, and Jessica is an assistant VP of school finance at ExEd, a non-profit that provides charter-school support services. “Jonah’s occupation is yet to be determined, but he greatly enjoys swinging, crawling, reading, and clapping.”

Jeremy Reiss C’00 L’03 is an associate in the New York office of Blank Rome LLP, who specializes in corporate and commercial litigation. In November he was honored by Sanctuary for Families Above & Beyond for “providing outstanding pro-bono representation and advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence.”

Emily Seymour C’00 married Ron Costin on Sept. 26 at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., with a reception at the Northern Virginia Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. “Several alumni lovingly joined in the celebration, including matron-of-honor Amy McAllister Solwecki C’00, bridesmaids Elizabeth Edsall Kromm C’00, Alexandra Gorman C’00, and Thalia Brown Lankin C’00, and wedding guests Maris Kreizman C’00, Rebecca Kirsch C’00, Jon Kromm C’00, and Matthew McAllister C’02 G’09.” After their honeymoon, wine-tasting in the Napa Valley, Emily and Ron returned to their home in Arlington; an attorney in the Washington office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, who also teaches legal writing at George Washington University, she would love to hear from fellow alumni at emily.seymour@gmail.com.
01  Nora Ginsberg Kalter C’01 and Steven Kalter W’00 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Liza Kalter, on Oct. 3, who weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz., and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed by many friends and family, including her aunt and uncle, Ilene Kalter Lieberman C’02 and Jared Lieberman W’01. Nora is a brand manager at Kraft Foods and Steven is an analyst at Longacre Fund Management in New York. The happy family lives in Westchester County.

Eric Levine C’01 see Samantha Gerber Levine C’00.

Shira Widman Zatcoff W’01 writes, “My husband, Adam, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Ari Samuel, on Oct. 21, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz., and measuring 21 inches long. We currently live in Great Neck, N.Y., and I am an associate in the tax department at Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP in Manhattan.

Tim Ortman C’01 and Lori Huntley Ortman Nu’01 GNu’06 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Kristopher David Ortman, on July 14. They currently live in Bucks County, Pa.
02  Kathryn Richards Chiarella C’02 married Gregory Chiarella on Aug. 15 at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Palo Alto, Calif. Alumni attending included maid-of-honor Marisa Crowell C’02, bridesmaids Rachel McGinley C’02, Catherine Twist C’02, and Melissa Wiens C’02; and guests Jeff Braunstein EAS’02, Anne Nicolaysen Bubb C’02, and John Dundon C’02 EAS’02. Kate and Greg currently live in Seattle, where she works in clinical research and he is in law school. Both would love to hear from friends at katechiarella@gmail.com.

Dr. Noah Chinitz EAS’02 and Ella Chinitz C’03 are excited to announce the birth of Ari Seth on July 5. “He is absolutely fabulous, so much fun, and already loves Penn! He was born two days into the beginning of Noah’s orthopedic residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Ella is continuing to work in the customer-insights group at Razorfish.”

Lisa Ratner Fieldston W’02 and Ross Fieldston C’02 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Violet Fieldston, on April 24; she weighted 7 lbs. 8 oz., and measured 20.5 inches. She was welcomed by grandma Gail Seideman Fieldston GEd’73, and was also greeted by many proud aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, including uncle Evan Fieldston M’03 WG’03 GM’09 G’10 and aunt Gabriela Marein-Efron Fieldston M’08, and uncle Todd Fieldston C’04. Kayla was named in memory of her late grandfather Kenneth Fieldston D’74.

Ben Langsfeld C’02
and Dr. Alexis P. Langsfeld have a daughter, Olivia Roo Langsfeld.

Javier Muñoz-Basols G’02 teaches Spanish at the University of Oxford. He wrote Speed Up Your Spanish. Strategies to Avoid Common Errors, which was published in September by Routledge (www.speedupyourspanish.com).

Jeffrey Nasser C’02 married Kellie Kokoszka on Sept. 25 at the Kirkpatrick Chapel in New Jersey. In the wedding party were William Collins W’02, Frank O’Neill C’02, Thomas Bushey W’02, Clifton Bowie Hunt W’02, Maurice Koo C’03, and John Steven Feinour C’02. Many other friends joined them that day, including Vanessa Paris C’02, Brian Fitzgerald C’02, Alison O’Donnell C’02, Lauren Gavin Bushey C’02, Andrew Hegyi C’02, Christine Ryan C’02, Georgeann Franks W’02, Timothy Swain C’02, Rishi Bajaj W’01, Johanna Piazza C’02, Scott Richman W’03, Davin Blackborow W’01, Kelly Yang Blackborow W’01, Peter Kim EAS’02, Philip Huang C’05, David Aho W’05, Jeffrey Reilly C’05, Christopher Beals C’02, Nicolas Bos C’02, Emily Geiger W’03, Glenn Goldstein W, EAS’03, Leslie Mariotti C’02, Benjamin Patton EAS’03, Brian Sharma EAS’02, Allison Rogers Nu’02, and Robert Bryan EAS’04 W’04. Kellie and Jeff spent their honeymoon in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey. They live in New York, where she works in marketing at Revlon and he works in the real-estate advisory group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Matthew Rich EAS’02 WG’09 married Rebecca Silberman C’03 on Sept. 26 at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The wedding party included groomsmen Harris Brody C’02 WG’10, Benjamin Cohn W’02, Zachary P. Lodmer C’02, Dr. Ryan Rakowski C’02, and William Welty C’02 L’03, and bridesmaids Amanda Krawitz Herson W’03, Danielle Metson Juda C’03, Sarah Thompson C’03, Katie Schottenstein Ullman W’03, and Suzanne Friedman Zimbler C’03. Guests at the wedding included Fiona Badian C’03, John Bates WG’95, Courtney Mill Doré C’02, Jeffrey Freed W’85, Erica Frenkel C’03, Dr. Adam Friedman C’02, Jacqueline Fuld WG’09, Daniel Katz WG’09, Jesse Liu W’01, Dr. Daniel Lotner C’02, Allen Pachence C’98, Keval Patel W’01, Zachary Resnick WG’09, Cathy Chavkin Schmerin C’03 and Daniel Schmerin C’03, Jenn Warren C’03, Michael Weisberg W’66, and Adam Wilkins C’02 and Dana Hersh Wilkins C’02. Matthew and Rebecca live in Washington, where she is managing director of growth strategy and development for Teach For All and he is a vice president at Arlington Capital Partners, a middle-market private-equity firm.

Ritesh Tilani W’02 married Roli Aggarwal on Aug. 22 at “the beautiful Bvlgari Resort in Bali, Indonesia. Alumni attending included Ankur Daga W’00, Rashmi Jhunjhunwala EAS’01, Shilpa Jhunjhunwala W’03, Vijay Uttam WG’05, and Kunjan Chikhlikar WG’10. Guests traveled from Singapore, Jakarta, India, Dubai, Poland, and throughout the U.S. to share in the celebration.” Ritesh and Roli currently live in Dubai, and would love to hear from friends at rtilani@gmail.com.
03  Ali Budin Auerbach C’03 and Jason Auerbach C’04 are excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Henry Isaac, on July 27.
Chris Balme C’03 W’03 married Gianna Driver W’04 on July 25 at Mesa Verde, Colo., with receptions in Woodside, Calif., and Newton, Mass. Guests included Arun Rao WEv’09, Jake Kraft C’03, Raj Dedhia C’04 W’04, Charlie Berkinshaw C’03, Ariel Ben-Amos C’04 GCP’09, Kris Kazaks C’03, Smita Jain C’04 WG’10, Allegra Wechsler Lowitt WG’00 and Eric Lowitt WG’01, Bill Schawbel W’61, Anne Marie Burgoyne C’89 W’89 and Brad Roberts EAS’89 W’89, Erik Malmstrom C’03, Rebecca Blatt C’04, Megumi Uchida C’03, Foster Chiang C’06 W’06, Madhan Gounder W’03, and Prem Tumkosit C’05. Chris and Gianna celebrated their honeymoon in Africa and India. In November they moved from San Francisco to Redwood City. He leads Spark, a non-profit apprenticeship program (www.sparkprogram.org), and she leads a fair-trade accessories and home-textiles company that “empowers women in the developing world (www.weargianna.com).”

Becky Bradley GCP’03 is director of planning and development for Easton, Pa. Last year she received the 2009 Special Jury Commendation Award from the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for her successful overhaul of the city’s regulations.

Ella Chinitz C’03 see Dr. Noah Chinitz EAS’02.

Evan Fieldston M’03 WG’03 GM’09 G’10
married Gabriela Marein-Efron M’08 on Oct. 10 at the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall in Philadelphia. Many Penn family and friends joined in the festivities, including Matthew Bayley M’03 WG’03, Alan Bell C’81, Dale Bell MT’81, Madeline Bell G’09, Daniel Bergman WG’10, Rachel Biblow SW’03, Grace Colman WEv’07, Thomas Colman GEng’99, Ana Cristancho Gr’12 M’12, Joanna DiSpirito Gr’10, Roberta Dranoff GCP’74, Brandon Einstein M’11 WG’11, Amy Feldman C’02 M’06, James Feinstein M’07, Gail Fieldston GEd’73, Lisa Ratner Fieldston W’02, Ross Fieldston C’02, Todd Fieldston C’04, Shalini Garg M’08, Gay Gershoni W’69, Julia Gutstadt WG’04, Howard Horn WG’04, Jennifer Irani M’02, Suhail Kanchwala M’02, Robert Karch MG’09, Aaron Kesselheim L’02 M’02, Jennifer Cohn Kesselheim GGS’02 M’02, Richard Lee M’02 WG’03, Wes Legant Gr’12, Ines Lin M’03, Sean Lucan C’96, MG’09, Jonathan Lurie WG’05, Melanie Shendalman Marein-Efron W’91 WG’96, Stephen Master Gr’01 M’02, Anthony Mauro SW’70, Linda Mauro SW’78 GrS’85, Raina Merchant MG’09, Asad Nawaz M’08, Mark Neuman MG’10, Matthew O’Brien MG’09, Abby Olsen Gr’12 M’12,  Eleanor Pabarue GEd’87, James Pabarue L’78, Abraham Pachikara M’08, Brooke Pletcher GNu’99, Jonathan Pletcher C’90, Daniel Polsky Gr’96, Tracey Golembe Polsky M’02 Gr’05, Peter Restler W’68, Susan Schwartz GEd’75, Sanjeev Swami M’03, Sandy Schwartz M’74, Colette Shen Gr’12 M’12, Lawrence Shendelman D’74, James Stanford WG’08, Prassana Tambe GrW’08, Ujwala Bhende Tambe GNu’04, Andrew Torzone Nu’99, GNu’03, Amy Tsou Gr’12 M’12, Alison Mathis Wollin C’98 L’02, Robert Wollin L’01, Alex Wood CGS’04, Joanne Wood M’02 MG’09, and Pierre Yong MG’09. Rabbi William Kuhn W’69, of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, officiated. Gabriela and Evan live in Philadelphia, where she is a resident in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and he is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Penn and an attending physician in general pediatrics at CHOP.

Donald Meier L’03 see Jackie Taylor C’99 L’03.

Katie Schottenstein W’03
married Andrew Ullman on Sept. 6 at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colo. The wedding party included parents Amy Natelson Schottenstein C’76 and William Schottenstein W’76, maid of honor Jackie Schottenstein C’06, and bridesmaids Fiona Badian C’03, Rebecca Kahan C’03, Joanna Mesh Rice W’03, and Rebecca Silberman Rich C’03. The wedding guests included Isaac Chalal W’03, Jessica Davidow C’03, Erica Frenkel C’03, Ambika Goel W’04, Lauren Glaser C’03, Amanda Krawitz Herson W’03, Cheryl Isaac C’03, Danielle Metson Juda C’03, Ben Loftsgaarden WC’98, Abby Natelson C’05, Niloy Phukan W’03, Matt Rich EAS’02 WG’098, Andrew Schwartz W’03, Sarah Thompson C’03, Adam Zimbler WC’03, Suzanne Friedman Zimbler C’03, Carol Sundheim Cozen W’76, George Doty W’76, Lee Spelman Doty W’76, Mo Garfinkle W’70, Karen Lehman Gurwin C’77, and Melanie Shorofsky Murray C’76. They “are a house divided, with Katie a huge Ohio State fan (hailing from Columbus, Ohio) and Andrew a Michigan Man: the rehearsal dinner featured a tailgate theme with Big Ten and Penn themes.” After a honeymoon in Australia, they returned to their home in Manhattan, where she is an associate for Tishman Speyer, a real-estate investment and management firm, and he is a vice president at NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, a real-estate brokerage and advisory firm. “We had such a blast and were so happy to be able to share our celebration with so many friends.”

Lauren Sercander C’03 married Matthew Dukes W’04 on Aug. 15 at the chapel of the Convent of the Sacred Heart School on 91st Street in New York. “The wedding party consisted of Matt’s Penn football teammates, best men Gregory Valli W’04 and Anthony Zara IV W’03, groomsmen Troy Lavinia W’03, Matthew Michaleski C’03, and John Westhoff C’03; and Lauren’s Fox Leadership co-director Douglas Gilman C’03, Theta sister Alexis Zimbalist C’03, and fellow PennQuest alum Haben Goitom W’03. In true Fox fashion, Douglas blessed the hour with a wedding message about the couple and their experiences at Penn and after college. This was followed by the singing of the Beatles song ‘In My Life.’ Double-decker tour buses then took guests down Fifth Avenue to the University Club for the reception. Singing the Penn Fight Song at the reception were Brian Adams C’03, Dylan D’Ascendis C’03, Eric de Cholnoky C’03, Daniel Cohen C’03, Derek Early C’03, Dennis Eisele W’00, Roman Galas W’04, Sameer Gupta EAS’03 W’03, Daniel Hagan C’04, Nicole Epps Hill C’03, Steven Lhotak W’03, Christopher Kupchik W’04, Grace Lee W’03, Akshay Mansukhani W’03, Rebecca McCrensky C’03 and Michael Mitchell W’03, Laura Pell V’10, Katie Burg Plaza Nu’95 GNu’98 and Fredrick Plaza C’04, Kirill Pronine W’05, Jennifer Ripps C’03 and Max Brockman W’02, Steven Stolk C’03, Dr. Donald Tsynman C’03, and Rebecca Zubaty C’03. Lauren and Matt live in Manhattan, where he works as a vice president in Latin American debt capital markets at Deutsche Bank and Lauren works in marketing for a managed-futures fund.

Rebecca Silberman C’03 see Matthew Rich EAS’02 WG’09.

Risa Small C’03
married Dr. Joshua Wolf on Nov. 1 at Beth El Synagogue in Voorhees, N.J. Members of the wedding party included Arielle Bernstein C’03 and Andrea Brem Wolf C’05. Many Penn friends joined in the celebration, including Aviva Moster C’03, Rinat Becher W’03, Marjorie Rosenfelt Levine C’03, Dr. Michelle Wallenstein C’03, Jill Berkin C’04, Eloise Kauvar Hirsch C’03, Josh Kaplan C’03, Nadine Shatzkes C’03, Dr. Noah Chinitz C’02, Ella Chinitz C’03, Danielle Metson Juda C’03, Johanna Fleischman Simon C’03, Melissa Manne W’03, and Jodie Resnick C’03. Risa and Josh enjoyed their honeymoon in St Lucia. They live in Center City Philadelphia: she is a pediatric resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and he is a general-surgery resident at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Eun Kyong Strawser C’03 graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine last spring.

Tamara Weiss C’03 is thrilled to announce her engagement to Brian Levine on Aug. 29 in New York. They “will be tying the knot on May 30, 2010.”

04 Jason Auerbach C’04 see Ali Budin Auerbach C’03.

Lindsay Diane Dressler C’04 graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine last spring.

Gianna Driver W’04 see Chris Balme C’03 W’03.

Matthew Dukes W’04 see Lauren Sercander C’03.
Nicole Galdieri GGS’04 GCP’06
married Travis Lick GGS’07 in an oceanside ceremony on June 13 in Stone Harbor, N.J. They live in Philadelphia, where she is a mitigation planner for FEMA and he is a 6th-grade teacher with the Philadelphia School District.

Theresa Kim W’04 married Dr. Jonathan Lee M’08 on June 13 at St. Patrick’s Church in Philadelphia. The wedding party included her sister, Mary Kim C’02, ABC Chou W’04, and Lisa Huong C’05, with Sandy Lee W’03 GEd’08 and Dr. George Hanna M’08 also participating in the ceremony. Other alumni attending  were Dr. Kiona Allen C’04 M’08, Andrew Cali-Vasquez C’05, Dr. Dave Gudis M’08, Dr. Tony Gulati M’08, Lauren Hertan Gr’10 M’10, Dr. Sanjay Iyer M’08, Kenny Kang W’06, Charlotte Levy L’09, Dr. Gaurav Malhotra M’08, Carla Nunziante C’02 L’08, Roland Oliver W’04, Dr. Evan Reider M’08, Dr. Kristy Reinert M’08, Bill Rock L’08 WG’08, Dr. Sam Rodriguez M’08, Arunavo Roy W’04, Alec Schmaier Gr’12 M’12, Dr. Peter Veldman C’04 M’08, and Sara Veldman C’06. After an adventurous honeymoon touring Ecuador, Peru, and Costa Rica, Theresa and Jonathan returned to Philadelphia, where she is vice president  of an ATM-processing firm and he is in his second year of residency in otorhinolaryngology at Penn.

Elisa Poncz C’04 see Will McEnroe C’05 L’10.

David Roman C’04 joined Goldman Sachs in June as an analyst specializing in medical devices and supplies. He was included in the list of best up-and-coming analysts on the Institutional Investor website.


05  Abigail Albrycht Nu’05 married John Wilson in October; they live in New York.

Jennifer Harvan Galczenski Nu’05 GNu’06 writes, “I married Stephen Galczenski on April 5, 2008, and we recently had our first child, Evan Stephen, on Aug. 28. I am currently employed by Prime Health Network as a nurse practitioner.”

Lauren Kowtna C’05 and Tom Giedgowd are proud to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Henry Giedgowd III, on Sept. 24, in Fairfax, Va., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz, and 21  inches. “Tommy is a happy, healthy baby who has already stolen our hearts.”

Will McEnroe C’05 L’10 married Elisa Poncz C’04 on Aug. 23 in Philadelphia. They live in Narberth, Pa., with their dog, Lady Hound McEnroe (who proudly wears a Penn collar). Elisa is an attorney in the litigation department of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia and Will is in his last year at Penn Law and will clerk next year on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Among the family and friends joining them at their wedding were his stepfather, Stanley Hack W’58, her father, Mortimer Poncz M’76, her sister Ariella Golomb C’99 M’04 WG’04 and brother-in-law Tal Golomb C’98, and many other family and friends including Kristin-Elise Brooks L’11, Krystal Cope C’05, Sam Eads L’11, Katherine Anne Freeland Ed’06, Emily Gantman C’05, Jon Gantman W’04, Stephanie Gantman C’06, Rivka Golomb C’02 WG’09, Matt Hendrickson L’10, Steve Jackson L’10, Mary McLaughlin L’76, Barrie Mellin C’04, Jared Mellin EAS’04 GEE’04, Nicole Noonan-Miller L’10, Chao Pan L’10, Jan Paradise M’76, Sunayna Ramdeo L’10, Brian Raphael C’04 M’10, Scott Solow W’02, Steven Solow C’73 D’76, Susan Solow C’77, Maya Sosnov C’00 L’07, Katie Suh L’10, Vlad Vainberg L’10, and Mitchell Weiss Gr’89 M’89.

Madeleine Francis Resnick C’05 married Jeffrey Aaron Novich on Oct. 25 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. They met in 2006 at a speed-dating event organized by the Penn Club of New York, where she is now membership coordinator. He is a private tutor and founder of Vocabsushi.com. At the wedding were her father, Nathan Resnick W’72, her stepfather, Marc Pressman WG’84, Philip Berger C’75, and Regina Jaslow W’97 and Jason Jaslow EAS’95 W’95. Madeleine and Jeffrey live in Manhattan with their greyhound, Sagan.

06Manish Maheshwari WG’06 and Priya Maheshwari GGS’07 welcome the arrival of their first daughter, Odati (meaning the Dawn or the refreshing new beginning) on Sept. 10. They live in San Francisco, which they have fallen in love with. He works as head of new business development for Intuit and she works as a consultant for Black & Veatch. They would love to hear from old Penn Friends at manishm345@gmail.com and priyam254@gmail.com.

07 Travis Lick GGS’07 see Nicole Galdieri GGS’04 GCP’06.

Priya Maheshwari GGS’07 see Manish Maheshwari WG’06.

08 Gabriela Marein-Efron M’08 see Evan Fieldston M’03 WG’03 GM’09 G’10.

Dr. Jonathan Lee M’08
see Theresa Kim W’04.



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