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33 Berthold W. Levy C’33 L’36 is “still a very ‘with-it’ person, but not as mobile as he’d like to be,” writes Marvin Levin W’48. “My wife, Stefani, and I frequently visit with our 97-year-old neighbor. When he retired from practice at a Philadelphia law firm, he avidly pursued other interests. For years he was a very active docent at the Philadelphia Art Museum. but recently he stopped driving, and that activity came to an end. Bert keeps his mind very busy reading classical books, listening to good music (he has an impressive collection of 33’s), attending the Dickens Society, a book club, keeping up with the news, and is an avid fan of the Phillies. We’ve spent time discussing the changes in the Penn campus—from 1933 to 2010—a fun conversation.”

39 Dr. Harry Goldberg C’39, Elkins Park, Pa., is a retired cardiologist. He had been head of the cardiovascular-disease division at Albert Einstein Medical Center for 25 years, where he established its first cardiac-catheterization laboratory; earlier, at Hahnemann University Hospital for 10 years, he had also set up the first cardiac-catheterization laboratory there. He wrote 160 journal articles and co-wrote two books, From Cardiac Catheterization Data to Hemodynamic Parameters (1972) and Current Problems in Congenital Heart Disease (1979).


42 Leonore Ingber Toll Ed’42 and her husband, Albert C. Toll, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 16; their family attending included two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She writes, “we are content to wake up every morning to enjoy another new day.”

43 Betty White Bohlen CW’43 writes, “This is the first time I have ever written. So many submissions sounded to me like those odious bumper stickers that say ‘My Child Is An Honor Student’! Every graduate seems to be a CEO of something. I haven’t done anything particularly noteworthy. I have a son, Martin L. Haines, who is a divorce lawyer in West Palm Beach, and a daughter, Laurie Shepherd Brown GNu’86, a nurse practitioner. But, what have I done? I’m 90 years old and I can’t think of a thing, except I’ve written four books, only one published; I’m a life master in bridge—I’m sure I could have used my skill to better advantage; and I used to like to cook. There you have it. But I remember my years at Penn, as a Kappa Kappa Gamma student, with the greatest pleasure. The frantic life of dances and deadlines was exciting and hard work. But the War was a constant reminder of the sobering future of some of our classmates as they showed up in uniform our senior year. I’ve lost touch with everybody and maybe that’s why I’m finally writing in.”
Dr. Milton H. Paul C’43 M’49 GM’53, retired, lives in Madison, Wisc.; he is a former professor of pediatrics and head of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

48 Marvin Levin W’48 see Berthold W. Levy C’33 L’36.

49 Tony Franco W’49 was inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame last April; later in the year he won the National Grass Court Singles Championship for 85s and over, and then the National Clay Court Singles and Doubles for 85s and over. Retired from IBM in 1989 after 40 years, he has been enjoying senior tennis, some travel with Edith, his wife of 54 years, and their eight grandchildren.


50 Larry Shprintz ChE’50 has photographs in People’s Beijing in the Eyes of Foreign Friends, an exhibition in Beijing; his works are also featured in international websites depicting China.

52 Jeanette Brener Axelrod Ed’52 has been married to Dr. Budd B. Axelrod for 60 years, with eight children (six males and two females) and 13 grandchildren. They “developed and ran the first natural pet-food business for 18 years. As for the present, I bought a piano (I played 62 years ago, but never played during the intervening time) and am happy to say I like the way I sound. I am taking tap-dancing lessons and I teach current events twice a week at the senior facility where we live. Can’t wait to see what happens next! A senior moment. Forgot to mention I’m taking conversational French as well as conversational Yiddish, yoga, jog 15 minutes daily, play a lot of bridge which Budd teaches, as well as canasta and mah-jong. Forward!”

53 Charles Potash C’53 is a retired senior partner of the law firm of Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Craig, Garrity & Potash LLP, in Blue Bell, Pa. He was recently recognized by the Montgomery County Bar for 50 years of continuous membership, and was also recently elected to the Philadelphia regional board of the Anti-Defamation League. His Penn family includes his wife, Jane Levy Potash CW’59, and their son, Dr. Andrew S. Potash C’85. His daughter, Dorothy, is graduated from George Washington University, but Charles hopes her two sons will someday attend Penn, as did their great-grandmother Mary Fox Levy Ed’29.

57 Henry Lavine C’57 L’60 has been appointed a senior director with Seale & Associates, Inc., a global corporate-finance advisory firm that is based in Arlington, Va. Previously, he was senior counsel with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. in Washington.

58 Richard Saul Wurman Ar’58 GAr’59 founded the TED conferences (technology, entertainment, and design) in 1984, and similar conference series since. He was recently profiled in The New York Times (Sept. 8). His latest book, his 82nd, is 33: Understanding Change & the Change in Understanding (2009).

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60   Roger Colley W’60, rogcolley@comcast.net, recently published his first novel, A Truthful Myth, “about the contentious issue of global warming.”

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61 H. Robert Fiebach W’61 L’64 is a member of the commercial-litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O’Connor. He was appointed recently to the advisory committee of the ABA’s standing committee on substance abuse.
Frederick Rankin MacFadden Jr. Gr’61, an emeritus professor at Coppin State University, submitted a proposal to a January roundtable on “The English Bible,” sponsored by the Conference on Christianity and Literature. He has also published a revision of his dissertation Knight With Quill, on the writings by Charles Whibley, and submitted three pieces to Poetry magazine.

 62   Mary Kaplan Groll CW’62, www.marygroll.com, is delighted to announce the re-inauguration of the business she owned and operated from 1980 to 1995: Mary Groll Marketing is a public relations and advertising firm that specializes in medical-practice marketing. Her article, “Medical Practice Marketing: A Must for the Modern Physician,” was recently published in Physicians’ News Digest.

63  Fredric Abramson C’63, FDAbramson@FreshStartScience.org, writes, “I formed a non-profit, Fresh Start Science, Inc., to use wellness-genetics information to help young single mothers identify, act on, and succeed in building a positive lifestyle for themselves and their children. I coined the term wellness genetics to distinguish how heredity impacts our normal functions, behavior, personality, weight management, athletic-physical abilities, and learning-mental abilities. This is the first time that genetics is being used to address a significant non-medical social problem, which is being a struggling young single mother without the means to build an economically and socially productive life. After Penn, I received my human-genetics PhD from Michigan; my master’s from MIT, where I was a Sloan Fellow; my JD from American University; and later practiced technology law for over a decade before returning to the life-science field. For the past 15 years, I’ve been an adjunct in the Johns Hopkins University biotechnology master’s program.”
Dr. Elliot J. Rayfield C’63 is a clinical professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Last year, he received a Jacobi Medallion from its alumni association for “distinguished achievement in the field of medicine or extraordinary service.” He also serves as co-chair of the Sawin Library and Resource Center of the Endocrine Society.

64   Michael J. Kearney WG’64 competed in the Big Shoulders Open Water Swim in Lake Michigan on Sept. 11. “This was US Masters Swim sanctioned, with 2.5 km and 5 km events. The water temperature was in the low 60s, it was windy, and the water was choppy. I competed in the 2.5 km, and was completely exhausted at the end.”

65 Beverly R. Budin CW65, a partner in the family wealth-management group at the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in November received the 2010 Distinguished Estate Planner Award from the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

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66 Bruce Hoffman W’66 writes, “On a beautiful Saturday in early September, Jay Samoff C’66, Chuck Landy C’66, Steve Marcus W’66, and Mark Cohen C’66 met at Franklin Field to watch Richie Stern C’66 and Dave Fortunoff W’66 suit up in full pads and play in the annual Sprint Football Alumni-Varsity game. This has been a regular event and, despite their age, Richie and Dave more than held their own among the much younger alumni and varsity. Following the game, we were fortunate enough to meet some of the world champion 1960 Philadelphia Eagles who were holding a 50th reunion at Franklin Field. One of the highlights of the day was meeting Chuck Bednarik Ed’49, Penn’s greatest football player and a member of the 1960 Eagles. All of us are still active professionally (lawyers, doctors, independent businessmen), several of our children are Penn alumni, and we try to get together, along with other of our TEP fraternity brothers, for the annual game on campus and an occasional lunch in New York.”
Deborah Kahn-Rubin GEd’66 is a trustee of Wake Forest University and a board member of its affiliate, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem, N.C. Last October, she received the 2010 Distinguished Contributor Award from the Southeastern Museum Conference.

67   Bill Heller C’67 in October retired as vice president of the Indiana University Foundation, after a 22-year career in development. “After Penn I obtained my MBA at Indiana University-Bloomington (1969), taught for five years at the IU campus in Ft. Wayne, then enjoyed 14 years with Coopers & Lybrand CPA’s (now PWC), before returning to IUB with the School of Business to begin my development career. The last five years have been spent with the IUPUI (Indianapolis) campus preparing for a capital campaign publicly announced in October. Hi to all my Phi Delta Theta Penn Zeta bothers!”
Jonathan Kane W’67 is a partner in the Philadelphia and Berwyn offices of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP and vice chair of its labor and employment practice group. In November he spoke on “Reaching Agreements on First Contracts” at an ABA conference.
Dr. Stephen Permut C’67 is associate dean of academic affiliations and professor and chair of family and community medicine at Temple University. He has been elected to the trustees of the AMA and the AMA Foundation.

68   Joel N. Jacobson C’68 L’71, Chatham, N.J., a shareholder with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected as the “Newark Area Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.
Pat Shapiro SW’68 wrote Coming Home to Yourself: Eighteen Wise Women Reflect on Their Journeys; her eighth book, it was published in September by Gaon Books.

69   Dr. Jared Leigh Cohon CE’69, president of Carnegie Mellon University, was elected last May to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars; he had served on the latter’s faculty some years ago.
Justin P. Klein C’69, who heads the securities practice at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the attorney advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.
James O. Kruhly C’69 is head of the firm KruhlyArchitects, which was selected for the renovation of two floors of the Richards and Goddard Buildings at Penn; designed by Louis I. Kahn Ar’24 Hon’71, they were designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009. “Kahn’s original vision for the unusual structural system for this building enabled the entire floor plate to be free of load-bearing elements and his precast concrete-truss system allowed the utilities to run exposed between the trusses. The firm’s design for the two floors will expose the openness of each pod and permit Kahn’s intentions to be more evident. Construction has begun on the project.”

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70   J. Stoddard Hayes Jr. W’70, an attorney with Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, in West Chester, Pa., has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer for 2010” by Main Line Today magazine in the categories of tax law and trusts, and wills and estates.
Dr. Scott T. Swank, Gr’70 writes, “After teaching at Elizabethtown College, I entered the museum field. Last September, I retired after 35 years of rewarding work at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware, Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, and Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, on Cape Cod. These inspiring and beautiful places of history and culture have afforded me the opportunity for research, publication, and teaching. As an executive director for the past 20 years, much of my energy was spent in raising capital and program funds. My education at Penn did not direct me to this kind of career, but provided the skills and training necessary for attaining leadership positions. Along with four children and six grandchildren, my Penn education has been a renewing source of life fulfillment.”

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71   John Carey ASC’71 Gr’76 co-wrote When Media Are New: Understanding the Dynamics of New Media Adoption and Use, which was published recently by the University of Michigan Press.
Dayton Duncan C’71 won two Emmy awards for his 12-hour documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; one as the producer (with Ken Burns) for outstanding nonfiction series, and one for outstanding writing for nonfiction programming. The series, which aired on PBS in 2009, attracted 34-million viewers and became the second-most-watched PBS program of the decade. The Audio Publishers Association also awarded its 2010 nonfiction “Audie” to Duncan and Burns for the audio version of the companion book. Duncan is now at work on a documentary about the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
Skip Netzorg C’71, a member of the trial-practice group of the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C., in September was elected chair of the Colorado state committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was named “Denver Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year” for 2010.

72   Dorian Dale C’72 writes, “As energy director and sustainability officer for Babylon, N.Y., I have been obliged to spearhead the town’s complaint in federal court against FHFA, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, [which] issued decrees to halt property-assessed clean-energy programs; our Long Island Green Homes was the first such operational, municipally administered energy-efficiency retrofit program in the country. We remain operational. On a more upbeat note, I was just appointed the Citi Distinguished Fellow at NYU’s Stern School of Business for 2010-11.”
Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman Gr’72 received the 2010 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s committee on the status of women in the economics profession.
Deborah R. Willig CW’72, a managing partner of the Philadelphia union-side labor law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, has been named a “2010 Woman of Distinction” by The Philadelphia Business Journal.

73   Debra N. Diener G’73 is now senior adviser and director of privacy policy in the Privacy Office at the Department of Homeland Security. She spoke on “Cutting-edge identity-management initiatives” at the September Privacy Academy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She joined the DHS after serving in a succession of senior legal and policy positions with the Department of the Treasury.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman C’73, DrKennyG@aol.com, a dermatologist in Little Silver, N.J., was recently selected by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of the best doctors in the state for the fifth consecutive year.
Kenneth S. Kamlet L’73 has joined the Binghamton, N.Y., law firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP; he specializes in environmental, land use, and zoning law. For 13 years, he had been director of legal affairs for Newman Development, a regional developer of shopping centers and student housing, where he worked on redevelopment of brownfield sites. He lives on the west side of Binghamton with his wife, Shirley.

74   Stanley P. DeGory C’74 writes, “My daughter, Amelia DeGory C’09, who graduated summa cum laude in May, was awarded a Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship through the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation and attends Penn’s Graduate School of Education, while teaching at University City High School in West Philadelphia. It was interesting to see an article about the 70’s band, Wax, and a letter from old friend David Rockwell C’72 in the same edition of the Gazette. I am still practicing law in a college town in western Pennsylvania and having a reasonable amount of fun.”
H. Ronald Klasko L’74, the founding partner of the Philadelphia immigration-law firm of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, has been re-appointed chair of the EB-5 investor committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was also elected chair of the healthcare-institutions interest group of the Association of International Educators.
Lennox E. Montrose W’74, www.montyguy.com, has been invited to submit his new CD Above the Clouds in the upcoming 53rd Grammy Awards in mid-February.
Dr. Sara L. Stein CW’74, a bariatric and integrative psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente, who wrote Obese From The Heart: A Fat Psychiatrist Discloses (2009), received the 2010 Kaiser Permanente Humanitarian Award for Community Service for her public work on obesity.
Lew Tesser WG’74, a partner in Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP, in New York, who specializes in litigation and the representation of professional practices, is director of the ethics institute of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. He is editor-in-chief of The New York Rules of Professional Conduct, which was published by Oxford University Press last year.

75   Judson M. Stein W’75 has joined the Newark, N.J., law firm of Genova, Burns & Giantomasi as a partner and director of its new trusts and estates practice group.
Elliott N. Weiss C’75 W’75 WG’76 G’78 Gr’80 has been named the Ethyl Corporation Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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76  Michael P. Malloy L’76, a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific’s law school, last May spoke on “The Elephant in the Dark: Assessing Lawyer Competence” at the Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence. In July, his new book, Anatomy of a Meltdown, was published by the Aspen division of Wolters Kluwer; he also designed its cover.

77   Joseph C. Mahon C’77 has joined the New York law firm of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC, as a partner in its estate planning and administration group. Previously, he was a partner at Cooper, Levenson, April, Niedelman & Wagenheim, P.A., where he oversaw the trusts and estates practice in its Princeton and Cherry Hill offices.

78    Peter Laberee C’78 L’82, labereelaw@verizon.net, runs his own business-law firm, which specializes in technology and finance deals. He started it in mid-2009 after 25 years in large corporate firms. “I am pleased that the marketplace and my interest in owning a small, nimble boutique have converged with great success.” He lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

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80     Andrew Toy C’80 G’81 writes, “I am pleased to announce that our daughter, Zoey Toy C’14, is in her freshman year at Penn. Our son, Owen, is in his junior year at Philadelphia’s Central High School. I am currently working at the Enterprise Center (founded by the Wharton Small Business Development Center) as director of the Retail Resource Network, assisting minority and other Philadelphia retailers. In the past year I was chosen to serve on the boards of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley Grantmakers. I continue to be actively engaged in the community (including the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission and the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs). I am still waiting for the Eagles to bring home a Super Bowl title to match the Phillies.”

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81 Marina Brodskaya W’81 made the translations for Five Plays, a new edition of some Chekhov works, which was published by Stanford University Press in October.
Dr. Mark Newkirk V’81 writes, “Last summer, I participated in the Tuli Predator Project in Botswana; a veterinary team assisted a local PhD researcher track male lions and leopards and tag [them] with GPS collars. The goal is to map territories and movements in order to decrease poaching and increase conservation.”

82     James R. Kane C’82 in September was appointed president of Pittsburgh Corning Corp., manufacturer of glass building materials. Since 2007, he was vice president and general manager of Pittsburgh Corning Foamglas Industrial.

83   Eric Gray C’83 is a private-wealth adviser with Merrill Lynch in Century City, Calif.  He was ranked 35th on “The Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America” list in the September edition of Registered Rep. magazine.
Elizabeth D. Malissa GEd’83, and her husband, Dean Malissa, proudly announce that their son, Samuel A. Malissa C’04, received a full scholarship to study at Yale University for a doctorate in Japanese language and literature.
Warren Meltzer W’83 and his husband, Roy Ross, are proud to announce that they have adopted their foster son, Brandon Ross Meltzer, who is 14 years old. Warren would love to hear from classmates at wtmeltzer@verizon.net.
Rabbi David Steinberg C’83 writes, “My partner, Peter Blackmer and I, having had our Vermont civil union and Jewish wedding in 2005, entered into a civil marriage in Nov. 2009, following the passage of the Vermont marriage-equality law. Last August we moved me and most of our stuff out to Duluth, Minn., where I am now serving as rabbi of Temple Israel, a congregation dually affiliated with the Reform and Reconstructionist movements (www.jewishduluth.org). Unfortunately, Peter and I now find ourselves temporarily living apart because we have not yet been able to sell our condo in Vermont; he remains there and at his current job and will relocate to Duluth once we are able to sell the condo. Meanwhile, we’re managing to get together about once a month—and Duluth is a great place and I love my new job.”
Dr. Howard Underwood W’83 see Vivian Chung Underwood W’89.

84   Dr. Robert A. Levine GD’84 is founding director of the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in northeast Philadelphia, and a clinical associate professor in postgraduate periodontics at Penn. At home, he often “talks shop” with his wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, who maintains her own pediatric dental practice in Bucks County; both were named “2010 Top Dentists” by Philadelphia magazine. They have two children: Ross, a second-year dental student at Temple University, and Bari, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. Dr. Levine also plays guitar in the “69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers,” a Civil War re-enactment band.

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 86   Saul Cornell G’86 Gr’89 was installed in October as the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University.
Margaret Cronan C’86 has been appointed chief communications officer for the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Most recently, she was director and general manager of television for Navteq, a Nokia subsidiary that provides electronic navigable maps.
Laura Slama C’86 worked in high tech for nearly two decades. She writes that “After burning out,” she determined to her pursue her passion in the culinary world. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and has launched two companies, based in Tempe, Ariz.: Laura’s Gourmet and Celebrated Cuisine, which provides “elegant events and instruction.”
Michael Viola C’86, a principal with Shainberg & Viola, P.C., will join Philadelphia VIP, a pro-bono legal service, as a family-law attorney.

88  Gerard F. Cattie Jr. C’88 GPU’99 and his spouse, Peter N. Watt, announce the birth of their adopted daughter, Louisa Armstrong Cattie-Watt, who was born on Oct. 6 (7 lbs. 15 oz.) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. She and her Dads made the journey back to New York several days later, to be greeted by family and friends. The proud parents are already grooming sweet Louisa for the Red & Blue Class of 2032. Gerard would enjoy hearing from classmates and friends at gcattie@divsearch.com.
Raymond Farrin C’88 is assistant professor of Arabic at the American University of Kuwait. He wrote Abundance from the Desert: Classical Arabic Poetry, which was published by Syracuse University Press in November.

89 Julie Cohen C’89, www.7KeysToWorkLifeBalance.com, has written her first book Your Work, Your Life ... Your Way: 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance. Besides her career-coaching business, she also presents workshops on the content of the book. She is happily balancing her work and life with her husband and eight-year-old son, near Philadelphia.
Ancela Nastasi L’89 has joined the New York law firm of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP as a partner specializing in bankruptcies and restructuring. Previously, she was with Golenbock, Eiseman, Assor, Bell & Peskoe.
John Reisinger G’89, www.johnreisinger.com, wrote Master Detective, a biography of Ellis Parker, a skilled detective who came up with his own solution to the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932. Published by Kensington Publishing in both hardcover and paperback in this country, it has been licensed and released in Taiwan, and in China next year. He is soon to release a new book, Death of a Flapper, based on a real-life case from the 1920s.
Vivian Chung Underwood W’89 and Dr. Howard Underwood W’83 proudly announce the arrival of their twin daughters, Alexandra Emily and Zoe Elizabeth, on Aug. 9. “Big sister Maddie, who is 2   years old, loves having little sisters. Mom is using her operations-management skills, learned at Wharton, to survive having three kids under the age of three, while working part time, and having a husband in consulting.” They live in Bethesda, Md., and would love to get in touch with old Penn friends at vthcu@aol.com and asamd@aol.com .

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91 David Frockt C’91 writes that “I was honored to be elected in November to represent Seattle in the Washington State House of Representatives. This will be my first term. I have practiced law for the last 13 years in Seattle, where I live with my wife, Rebecca, and my seven-year-old twins, Sam and Annabelle. I expect to work on clean energy and economic issues, among others, in the coming term. I am excited to be entering politics and public service, an interest initially fostered during my time as a Poli Sci undergrad at Penn.”
Sumru Belger Krody G’91 is curator of the Eastern Hemisphere collections at the Textile Museum in Washington. She recently organized a current exhibition there, Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, and edited the companion book.
David Perla C’91 L’94, david@pangea3.com, and Sanjay Kamlani L’94, sanjay@pangea3.com, are co-CEOs of Pangea3, a legal outsourcing company. Since they founded it in 2004, Jonathan Goldstein C’93 L’05, Marilyn Primiano C’96, and Karla Bookman C’02 have joined the company. Last summer, it was featured in The New York Times (“Outsourcing to India Draws Western Lawyers”) and more recently in The American Lawyer (“Inside the Revolution”).

93   Anna R. Beresin Gr’93 is an associate professor of liberal arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She wrote Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling, which was published recently by the University Press of Mississippi.
Ben Breier C’93 W’93 last March was appointed chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky.; previously, he was president of its hospital division. He was recently included in the 2010 “Up & Comers” list by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Dr. Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell Gr’93 is an associate professor of nursing at Villanova University. She is principal investigator of a two-year federally funded study,  “Self Exploitation and Electronic Aggression: High Risk Internet Behaviors in Adolescents.”
H. Peter Nesvold C’93 has joined Jefferies & Co. as a managing director and lead equity research analyst for both the transportation and automotive sectors. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and analyst at Lazard Asset Management. His third book, The Art of Distressed M&A: A Guide for Buying, Selling, and Financing Troubled and Insolvent Companies, was co-written with Jeffery M. Anapolsky C’93 W’93 and will be published by McGraw-Hill Professional this winter.
Scott Schwartz C’93, his wife, Tobin, and big sister Aven (three) are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, and sister, Siveya, on May 11, who was born with a full head of copper red hair. Returning to work following his paternity leave, Scott is the new chief psychologist for the child and adolescent unit at Central Regional Hospital and will continue in his clinical associate professor position at UNC-Chapel Hill. He would love to hear from old friends at schwartz@email.unc.edu.
Scott W. Stram C’93 writes that his comedic book, The Idi-Odyssey (Book One: The Wedding Master), has been published and is available online. He is currently the chief security and compliance officer for Verus Financial, LLC, in New York. He can be reached at theweddingmaster@yahoo.com.

94   Raj Chinai C’94 W’94, :rchinai@post.harvard.edu, relocated from San Francisco to Bangalore nearly four years ago, where he is a principal with SVB India Capital Partners, a sector- and stage-agnostic venture-capital firm. He shuttles to Mumbai often, where his sister Radhika Chinai C’99 and parents have moved to, also from the Bay Area. He would love to get in touch with Penn friends who are visiting or traveling through India.
Larry Hochendoner G’94, Philadelphia, in November was recognized as a 2010 Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based “nonprofit think-tank on boomers, work, and social purpose.” He was named a fellow because of his “work in bringing rapid diagnostic testing for HIV/AIDS to people where they live rather than having people visit clinics.”
Sanjay Kamlani L’94 see David Perla C’91 L’94.
Dev Khare EAS’94 W’94
writes, “Our daughter, Reva Diani Khare, was born on July 13 in San Francisco. We feel blessed to have her. In the meantime, I continue to work in Silicon Valley at venture-capital firm Venrock, with a focus on consumer Internet, mobile and enterprise software investments, while my wife, Smruti Shah, is enjoying her work at the Public Health Institute. I was back on campus in 2009 for our 15th Reunion and caught up with many classmates, including Nitin Sibal EAS’94 W’94 WG’98, Marcus Hswe C’93, Asheesh Advani W’94, Francisco Bayron W’94, and Neeraj Patel C’95 W’95. I was amazed to see how much Penn has developed in the last 15 years on the infrastructure front.”
Owen Langbart C’94, owen@greenwoodtrails.com, is happy to announce that he “purchased a new sleepaway camp: Greenwood Trails is located on over 100 wooded acres in the beautiful Berkshires of northwest Connecticut. All alumni are welcome to send their children to sing ‘The Red & Blue’ around the campfire, while making s’mores and drinking bug juice. If you’re on Long Island, you can check out my day camp, www.MerrickWoods.com.”
Julie DeFalco Rowe C’94 writes, “My husband, Cliff Rowe, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our second child, Beatrix Helen Rowe, on Aug. 7, here in Boston. She joins her big sister, Georgianna (two), and is busily entertaining Penn grads, starting with a visit from her grandmother Doris Derenzo DeFalco CW’63. We’d love to hear from old friends at defalcorowe@comcast.net.”

95     Amanda S. Aronoff L’95 in October became executive director of Women’s Way, a Philadelphia nonprofit that is the country’s oldest and largest women’s funding federation. Previously, she was vice president of development and public relations for Project HOME.
Wendy Rottenberg Feiner C’95 and Matt Feiner W’95 L’98 are pleased to announce the birth of their babies, Amanda Sylvie and Brett Thomas, on January 4. “Josh (3  ) is enjoying being the best big brother! Matt is senior corporate counsel at Oracle Corporation; we are living in Newton, Mass., and would love to catch up with everyone at wfeiner@gmail.com or mfeiner@gmail.com.”
Jordana Horn C’95 L’99 married Jon Gordon on Oct. 3 in New York; he “sadly did not attend Penn and is surreptitiously attempting to inculcate her two young boys, Zev and Rami, with ideas of (shudder) Harvard.” The story of how they met ran in The New York Times (Oct. 1: “She thought that he was cute and that his profile showed a great flair for grammar and language.”). They work in New York, she as city correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and he as a partner in Palladian Capital Partners, an investment firm, “and, much to his chagrin, will live in New Jersey.” Jordana is writing a novel; you can ask her how it is going at jordhorn@gmail.com.
Stephen Karasik C’95 and his wife, Ilyssa, are thrilled to welcome their son, Eli Asher, born on Oct. 14 in New York; he was delivered by Dr. Steven Hockstein C’88. “Eli hopes to be the Quakers starting-point guard in 2028.”
Yoshiaki Yamasaki GEd’95 writes of “the launch of a prototypical, one-stop health clinic targeting HIV/AIDS and sexual violence in the town of Jesus Maria in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. I am particularly proud of this initiative, because of the partners that the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium or World Health Care Infrastructures (www.worldhci.org) has attracted to work together in my home country.”

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96     Nia M. Brown C’96, an attorney with DLA Piper LLP in New York, received the 2010 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York for her “outstanding pro-bono legal services to nonprofits,” notably the Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center and the Civic Association Serving Harlems.
Dr. Tonya K. Kaltenbach C’96 is a gastroenterologist with the VA Palo Alto (Calif.) Health Care System; her husband is Jamie Kaltenbach W’96.
Marilyn O. Primiano C’96
and her husband, Elijah J. Waterman, welcomed baby Marlaina Lenore (6 lbs. 7 oz.) on July 29, at 9:30 am, at Pennsylvania Hospital. “Little Marlaina is already a proud wearer of the red and blue and aspires to be fourth generation Penn, following the footsteps of great grandfathers, Dr Orlando A. Lazzaro C’25 and Edward S. Panek Sr. C’25 L’28, grandpa Michael P. Primiano C’66 and nana Marlene Lazzaro Panek C’68, and mommy. Also proudly welcoming her to the family were great aunts Lois Primiano Kolesar CW’59 and Claire Panek Hushion CW’57.” Marilyn, Elijah, and Marlaina currently live in Malta, where Marilyn is vice president of legal service, Europe, for Pangea3 (see David Perla C’91 L’94); she welcomes contact at MOPrimiano@hotmail.com or Marilyn@pangea3.com.
97     Donna Butchko G’97, Ottsville, Pa., is a principal of Leadership Systems, Inc., which provides employee training programs. She has been elected the 2010-12 regional governor of Soroptimist, the “international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.”
David Embick Gr’97 is an associate professor of linguistics at Penn. He wrote Localism versus Globalism in Morphology and Phonology, which was published by the MIT Press last year.
Joshua Gottheimer C’97 writes that in early November, “Along with Dr. Mary Frances Berry (professor of history at Penn), I published a new book, Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House (Beacon Press); the late Ted Sorenson wrote the foreword.”
Dr. Elisabeth Leiderman C’98 WG’07 and her husband, David, welcomed their third son, Parker William, into the world on Aug. 25. He is adored by big brothers, Tyler (five) and Ryder (three). They live in Manhattan, where Elisabeth is an investment banker.

98  Julie Virag Coren C’98 and her husband, Scott Coren, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second daughter, Eden Lila Coren, on Oct. 7. They live in New York, with Eden’s big sister Marley, who is three years old.
Dr. Jamie Miles Cunha C’98 married Douglas Cunha on Sept. 4 at the New York Palace Hotel. Alumni attending included Nicole Cinnamon Bohorad C’97, Robert Bohorad C’95, Wendy Gross C’98, Stephen Gross EAS’98, Randi Harari Mason C’98, Dara Paris Warn C’98, Kathy Gliedman Stahler C’98, Lisa Richards C’98, Meredith Quimby Lopez C’98, Tricia Newell Bygott C’98, Wendy Wagner C’98, and Allison Davis Starr C’00. Jamie and Douglas live in San Francisco, where she is a physical therapist and he is senior marketing analyst for Gump’s.
Jennifer Barten Katz EAS’98 and her husband, Ross Katz, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Leo, on March 9; he weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz, and measured 19   inches long. Jennifer, Ross, Ethan, and big sister Hayden (three) live in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York.
Danielle Justo C’98 and Al Martorana are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Trevor Albert Martorana, on Oct. 8; he weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., and was 20 inches long. Al is a marketing associate and Danielle practices law in Plymouth, Mass.
Ilana Santiago Reiss C’98 and her husband, Itay Reiss, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Emerie Fay, on Sept. 22 in Los Angeles; she weighed 6 lbs. and was 20   long. She was eagerly awaited by proud grandmother Janet Kramer Santiago CW’66 GEd’67 and loving aunt Consuelo Santiago C’94 L’97.
Dr. J. Michael Sauder Gr’98
is a member of the structural-biology group at the Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego; in October, he received the company’s President’s Award.

99     Victoria Cloud C’99, cloudwound@yahoo.com, has been certified as a wound specialist through the American Academy of Wound Management and is also a diplomate of the American Professional Wound Care Association. She recently launched Cloud Wound Consulting LLC.
Lisa Palladino Indik C’99 and Ari Indik C’99 EAS’99 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Carter Indik, on Jan. 31, 2010, at 5:18 am, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz., and measuring 20   inches long. “From the delivery room at HUP, we watched the sun rise over Franklin Field, where we graduated 10 years earlier. We met on move-in day in Speakman (Quad) in 1995 and have been together ever since. We never could have imagined that we would have such a beautiful son 15 years later!”
Alex Kaplan C’99 and his wife, Jennifer, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Eve, on Oct. 16; she weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and was 20   inches long. They live in Manhattan, where Alex is an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP and Jennifer is an attorney at Stern & Montana LLP.
Michael Kraver C’99 L’02 and his wife, Lauren, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Remi Jayde Kraver, on June 2. Michael is a commercial litigator in Manhattan; they live in White Plains.
Agatha Lambris O’Malley C’99 and her husband, Brendan, on July 16 welcomed their first child and newest member of the Class of 2032: “Anthony Joseph O’Malley was born at HUP in a room overlooking Franklin Field!”
Hadley Perkins Roeltgen C’99 and Michael Roeltgen C’00 are happy to announce the arrival of their twin boys, Benjamin and Nicholas; they were born on Oct. 12 in Norristown, Pa., and weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and 7 lbs. 5 oz. Big sister Caitlin welcomed them home with lots of hugs and kisses.
Lee Sheinkopf C’99 and her husband, Jeff Siedlik, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Max Jacob Siedlik, on Oct. 4 at 5 lbs. 14 oz., and 18 1/2inches. They live in Los Angeles.
Dr. Joshua Zeichner C’99 and his wife, Cori, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Cooper Zeichner, on Sept. 9. “Jake was born on Rosh Hashanna, which was a exciting way to start off the Jewish New Year.” They live in Manhattan, where Joshua is an assistant professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

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00   Richard K. Adzei C’00 GEd’01 married Kari E. Henry on July 30 in her hometown of Toronto during its Caribana weekend. Rev. Dr. Charles L. Howard C’00, current Penn chaplain, was the officiant. Alumni who were a part of the wedding party were Jennifer Pierre C’00, Curtis Redding W’99 GGS’04 G’05 GGS’05, Darnel Degand EAS’00, and Dr. Edjah Nduom M’06. Other alumni attending were Karen Sabrina Chance C’00 G’08, Dr. Karlene Burrell-McRae GEd’96 SSW’00 GrEd’09, Sivonne Davis W’00, Yaminah McKessey C’00, Marcia Henry C’00, Dr. Mikaila Brown C’00, Mrs. Lia Fantuzzo Howard C’01, Tricia Taitt C’00, Athelstan Bellerand Jr. EAS’97 W’99, Jonathan Jungblut W’00, Steven Jessup C’00, Dr. Randolph Scott C’99, Papa Wassa Chiefy Nduom C’03, and Damien McCreath WG’11. Richard and Kari currently live in Accra, Ghana, with Sena Moses Adzei, their 17-month-old son. Kari is an independent media and communications consultant there. Richard co-founded ILC Africa, an educational and international-development consulting firm, with fellow Jennifer Pierre; he is also divisional manager of client services at PHC Motors Ltd. And he is the Penn Alumni GAN liaison for Ghana.
Dr. Yuval Bar-Or GrW’00, founder of The Light Brigade LLC, a management-consulting company, recently published his third book, Play to Prosper: The Small Investor’s Survival Guide, “designed to help investors take control of their investments in today’s complex and often volatile market.” He is working on a sequel, “Play to Prosper: The Passive Investor’s Game Plan.”
Scott Cohen C’00 and his wife, Cori, Great Neck, N.Y., are proud to announce the birth of their first child Ava Sophie Cohen, on Oct. 5 at 10:10 pm weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz., and 19   inches long. Her grandfather Raymond Cohen W’67 WG’68 was excited to welcome his newest granddaughter.
Jamie Lustbader Easton C’00 and Loren Easton C’01 WG’07 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Grant Alexander, on Jan. 7, 2010. He “joined big sister Sloane (now three), who has been incredibly loving and protective of her little brother.” Jamie and Loren live in New York.
Paul Elsberg C’00 and his wife, Lindsay Hagy, are overjoyed at the birth of their daughter, Hazel Anne Elsberg, on Aug. 12. They live in Chicago, where he works in communications for Exelon and Lindsay is a federal law clerk for the northern district of Indiana.
Joshua B. Kohn EAS’00 W’00 GEng’01, Philadelphia, has joined Turner Investments as a portfolio manager and security analyst, specializing in energy and basic-materials stocks. Previously, he was an energy analyst and portfolio manager for hedge funds in New York.
Michael Roeltgen C’00 see Hadley Perkins Roeltgen C’99.
Jeremy Shure C’00 married Erika Greenspan on Oct. 2 at the Pierre in New York. The wedding party included best man Jonathan Schmerin C’00 and groomsmen Jason Farber W’00, Michael Flicker, C’00, Brice London C’00, Daniel Schmerin C’03, and David Yaches C’00. Joining them in the celebration were many alumni. Jeremy and Erika, who celebrated their honeymoon in Hawaii, currently live in New York, where she is an associate at Goldman Sachs and he is a vice president of Universal Logistics Group, an apparel-distribution company.
Catherine Zorc C’00 G’12 and Joshua Krotec EAS’01 W’01 WG’09 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, James Patrick Krotec, on Oct. 11: a healthy and happy baby! Cathy finished her pediatrics residency in June and has since returned to Penn to pursue a master’s in health policy while fulfilling a fellowship in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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01   Lisa Boettger GAr’01 GFA’01 has joined HMFH Architects in Cambridge, Mass.; she is a team architect on two high-school projects, in Boylston and Wayland.
Michael A. Bassik C’01 married Alexandra Endelson on Nov. 13 in Palm Beach, Fla. The wedding party included her sister Elizabeth Endelson Wolfe C’02, as well as Jeremy Beyda C’01, Harlan Cherniak W’01, Daniel London C’01, and Sabrina Weiss C’06. Also attending were Kristina Liu Ashley C’01, Cathy Chafkin Schmerin C’03, Daniel Schmerin C’03, Allison Hersh London C’01, Tara Modlin C’01, and Jil Levine Schaps C’01. Michael and Alexandra honeymooned in Los Cabos, Mexico, and Aspen, Colo. They currently live in Manhattan; she recently graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and he is senior vice president for digital strategy at Global Strategy Group, a political and corporate affairs consultancy.
Loren Easton C’01 WG’07 see Jamie Lustbader Easton C’00.
Morgan Fisher C’01 married Michael Glaser on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn. The wedding party included Ellen Tobin C’01 L’05, Jaime Herman C’01, Jen Gordon C’01, Ingrid Waldman C’01 L’05, and, now sister-in-law Lauren Glaser C’03. Also joining in the celebration were Lauren Solotoff C’96, Zach Miller C’01 WG’11, Diana Greenbaum Gruverman C’01, Rachel Scher Hudesman C’01 and Dave Hudesman C’00, Beryl Solomon C’02, Marcy Katz Katersky C’01, and Karen Segall L’05. Morgan and Michael met on Fire Island during the summer of 2005 through a mutual friend; they live in New York, where she is an investment consultant at BNY Mellon and he is vice president of Glaser Fabrics, a family-owned business since 1949.
Dr. Laura Fung EAS’01 GEng’01 and Dr. Stephen Tu C’01 W’01 are excited to announce the birth of their third child. “Weighing 9 lbs. 12 oz. of pure awesomeness, the beautiful Gillian Bede was born on Sept. 10 in a speeding ambulance. She has the two hippest big sisters in Canada: Samantha Sibylline (five) and Daphne Clio (three).” They live in Vancouver, where Stephen is a pastor and professor, and Laura is a pediatric resident.
Andrew Girardin C’01 married Nicole Quandt on Aug. 21 at the James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco. The wedding party included Chris Long C’01 and Kyle Turley EAS’01; joining in the celebration were friends Amy Turley C’01, Mia Angiolillo C’01, and Kendrick Li W’00. Andrew and Nicole spent their honeymoon in French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, & Bora Bora). They live in Pleasanton, Calif., and both work in the wine industry. They are looking forward to a long, happy life together.
Edmund L. Green GEng’01 has been appointed managing director of the Washington office of KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm.
Janea Jackson-Hawkins C’01 and her husband, Jerome Hawkins, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Aniaa Jordan Jackson-Hawkins, on Oct. 30; she weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., and was 18   inches long. They live in Hiroshima, Japan, where she is a facility planner for the US Department of Defense.
Elie Kobrin C’01 see Elana Wexler Kobrin C’03.
Joshua Krotec EAS’01 W’01 WG’09 see Catherine Zorc C’00 G’12.
Kevin Lenaghan W’01 WG’08
joined Cliffwater LLC, an investment advisory firm, in Marina del Rey, Calif., and now serves as strategy head for multi-strategy and arbitrage hedge funds. He was honored as one of the 2010 “Rising Stars of Hedge Funds” by and featured in the June edition of Institutional Investor magazine; he was also featured in a “Consultant Profile” in the July edition of Money Management Letter. Kevin lives in Hermosa Beach with his wife, Heather, and their German Shepherd, Roxy.
Joshua Pechar C’01 married Joanne Palma on Aug. 14 at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia; family and friends enjoyed a reception at the Inn at Penn. Groomsmen included Andrew McLaughlin C’01 (who sent in this note), Jason DeGaetano EAS’01, Ben Koch C’02, and John Lee C’01 EAS’01 L’05. Other current students and alumni joining in the celebration included Lili Grunwald C’01 M’06, Edward Sherwin C’01, Elise Lee C’05 W’05, Alexandra Kotsovos Nu’08 GNu’10, Jinhee Jang GNu’11, and Tristanne Torres-Sen GNu’12. Josh and Joanne, who honeymooned in Hawaii, live in Center City, where he was recently promoted to director, provider-performance programs, at Independence Blue Cross, and she is an orthopaedic nurse practitioner at 3B Orthopedics at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Jared Susco W’01 married Christopher Stearns L’05 on Oct. 10 at the Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Several alumni were among the family and friends at the celebration, including John Clabby L’05, Mikael Concepcion EAS’02, Kit Cutler WG’12, Christopher Cyr W’02, Susannah Engstrom C’02, Andrew Hochman C’01 W’01, Anne Kilmon GNu’09, Madeline Konig C’01, Michael Macko L’06, Leanne Magee C’01, Timothy Maxwell C’78 G’78 L’84, Alexandra Minkovich C’01, Alex Moskowitz C’01, David Muir C’02 W’02 GrW’13, Michael Mullen C’01 M’05 G’12, Zachary Neal L’05, Katie Wester Neal GEd’05, Denise Pagliarulo C’02, Daniel Pincus EAS’00 GEng’01, Piers Platt C’02, K. Catherine Roney L’04, Carlos Saavedra W’01, Jacquelyn Saylor C’01, Brooke Stolting C’00, Jeremy Susco C’01 (Jared’s best man), and Reid Weisbord W’02 L’06. “We live in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, where we are restoring a 200-year-old rowhome. Christopher currently holds the position of assistant general counsel for higher education at Aramark Corp., after being an associate at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Jared recently returned to the Wharton undergraduate division as director of operations and strategy, after holding the position of brand manager at the Campbell Soup Company.”
 
02   Sona Desai EE’02 married Vijay Rajendran on Sep. 18 in her hometown of Baltimore. Joining in the festivities were fellow alumni Neha Amin EAS’03 W’03 M’07, Nivee Amin C’02 W’02, Brinda Budhraja W’03, Raquel Chmielewski WG’09, Dr. Sanjay Desai EAS’93 W’93 and Vyjayanti Tharmaratnam Desai C’93 WG’00, Akash Ghiya W’02 WG’09, Ena Lebel W’02, Leslie Mariotti C’02, Mina Mishrikey W’00, Sayli Wadgaonkar Moskowitz C’02, Nimit Patel EAS’02 W’02, Shireen Santosham C’01 W’01, Niral Shah EAS’02 W’02, Dr. Nina Singh C’02, Prajakta Nadkarni C’02 WG’07, Sunita Varada C’02 W’02, and Gita Venkata W’02. Sona and Vijay live in Washington.
Jean Feerick Gr’02, an assistant professor of English at Brown University, wrote Strangers in Blood: Relocating Race in the Renaissance, which was published by the University of Toronto Press.
Michael Karafiol W’02 married Lauren Fields on Sept. 5 at the InterContinental Hotel in Atlanta. The wedding party included her brother Joshua Fields C’02 and friends Eric Garfunkel C’02, Adam Winik C’02, Marcus DeYoung EAS’02, Ted Fike W’02, and Matthew Nimtz W’01. Other alumni joining the celebration were Liz Bradshaw DeYoung C’02, Craig Gorman C’02, Michael Hollander W’02, Phil Mayer W’02, Rebekah Nagler Gr’10 C’02, Justin Rosenberg W’01, Sam Schwerin WG’99, Sara Schwerin WG’99, and Daniela Stolman C’02. Michael and Lauren live in Manhattan, where he works as a vice president in the mergers & acquisitions group at Citi and she works as an associate at Morgan Stanley.
R. Whit Matthews C’02 and Anne Deger Matthews C’02 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Alistair Whitney Matthews. Whit and Anne live on the South Shore, outside Boston; he is an investment manager with SL Capital Partners and she is an associate in the insurance-coverage practice group at McCarter & English.
Samuel Rotenberg C’02 recently accepted a position as a junior officer in the Foreign Service. After eight years in education, including Teach for America and the I Have a Dream Foundation, he writes that he is in a career that is more closely tied to his education at Penn.
03   Ryan Harwood W’03 writes, “I am happy to announce I am the new CEO of PureWow.com, a free daily email for influential women everywhere, featuring the very best in culture, fashion, travel, tech, and so much more. I am proud of all the great info our editorial team is passing along each and every day: please sign up. Go Quakers!”
Elana Wexler Kobrin C’03 and Elie Kobrin C’01 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Leo Jacob Kobrin, on Sept. 7.
Tamara Weiss Levine C’03, tlevine@levinedivorces.com, has started her own family-law practice, which focuses on divorce mediation, collaborative law, matrimonial agreements, and uncontested divorces.

04   Ben Golden W’04 is enjoying his second year at NYU's Stern School of Business, studying for his MBA. He was awarded the Kenshin Oshima Prize for the highest academic achievement of all first-year students. He has accepted a position in the high yield, leveraged loan, and distressed credit sales group at J.P. Morgan and will start following graduation.
Rebecca Heidenberg C’04 opened RH Gallery in September: “a new venue for contemporary art and design on Duane Street in Tribeca.”
Dr. Avis Hinkson GrEd’04 in February will become dean of Barnard College. Previously, she was director of undergraduate advising at the University of California-Berkeley.
Maya Krigman C’04 married Mark Krugman Nu’04 on May 30 in New York. The wedding party included maid of honor Yael Krigman C’02, bridesmaid Neha Bansal C’04, and marriage witnesses Gregory Messer C’06 and Jason Rosin C’03. Many other friends joined in the celebration, including David Hausladen C’02, Rachel Hausladen C’02, Eric Knight C’01, Jared Miller EAS’04, Pedro Ortiz W’04, Jonathan Palay C’03, Benjamin Phillips C’03, Morgan Rosin W’03, Samantha Rudolph W’04, William Sherman W’03, Haley Shimizu Nu’04, and Mary Walicki Nu’04. Mark and Maya live in Manhattan, where she is an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and he is a patient-care director in the burn center at New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
Samuel A. Malissa C’04 received a full scholarship to study at Yale University for a doctorate in Japanese language and literature.
Justin M. Menda C’04 see Buneka J. Islam C’06.
Erin Cailin Montgomery C’04
married Christopher Hanlon C’04 on Sept. 18 in Philadelphia; they met at Penn in 2002. The wedding party included maid of honor Sarah Stiles C’04 and best man Ron Schonberger C’02. Erin, the daughter of Braden Montgomery GrEd’94, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and is an attorney in Philadelphia. Chris is executive director of Beat the Streets Philadelphia, a non-profit organization focused on providing academic and athletic opportunities for children by establishing community and school wrestling programs.
Valerie Paule C’04, www.ValeriePaule.com, taught a special eight-week salsa hip-hop fusion dance class last autumn at the Daniel Freeman Elementary School in South Los Angeles, funded through the I Have a Dream Foundation. A fusion-dance fitness instructor, she teaches throughout the city, including at Crenshaw Yoga and Dance. Last year was a busy year for her. In addition to creating and launching two dance-fitness classes, she was in a Tupperware commercial, presented her dance classes at the 2010 Venice Eco-Fest, became a certified Groove Method facilitator, and performed at KNBC’s Alive and Well Expo and at the Palm Springs Salsa and Rueda Congress.
Richard Simons GEng’04, Philadelphia, has joined Turner Investments as a security analyst and portfolio manager, specializing in the healthcare sector. Previously, he was an analyst at Tryphon Capital Advisors.

05   Amy B. Friedland C’05 married Micah G. Cohen C’05 on Oct. 16 at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, N.J. They met their freshman year, while living on the same hallway in the Quad—and it was in this very same hallway that he dropped down on one knee and proposed to her, eight years later. The wedding party included Rebecca Citrin C’05, Brian Disler C’05, Kyle Gilroy C’05 W’05, Jason Kaufman C’05, and Rebecca Simon C’05. Many other alumni joined in the celebration, including Rachel Caravella C’05, Amanda Cronin C’05, Sean Cronin C’05, Wayne Massey C’05, Eric Maxon W’05, Jason Miller W’05, Lauren Mirowitz C’05, Craig Motlin EAS’05 W’05, Brad Rosen M’09, Andrew Rosner C’05, Nancy Rosner C’04, Scott Solow C’03, Alanna Strong C’05, Alison Triggs C’05, Joseph Triggs C’05, and David Zeitlin C’03. Amy and Micah currently live in New York, where she is an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and he is a resident in radiology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Anne H. Charity Hudley Gr’05 is an assistant professor of English and linguistics and the inaugural William and Mary Professor of Community Studies at the College of William and Mary. She co-wrote Understanding English Language Variation in US Schools, which was published recently by Teachers College Press.
Andrew Olsen W’05 and Sarah Scott Olsen Nu’06 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie Olsen, on Oct. 5; she weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz., and was 21 inches long. They currently live in Villanova, Pa.
Christopher Stearns L’05 see Jared Susco W’01.
Bridget Weston W’05
married Richard Pollack C’05 on May 22, in the Hall of Flags, right after walking though campus from the Inn at Penn. After the ceremony, the bride and groom asked all Penn guests (faculty, alumni, students, and staff) to take a picture in Perelman Quad.

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06 Buneka J. Islam C’06 married Justin M. Menda C’04 on Sept. 25 in Philadelphia, in a small, immediate-family-only ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel. They met at Spring Fling in 2003; they plan to hold a larger reception for their friends and extended family this year.
Sarah Scott Olsen Nu’06 see Andrew Olsen W’05.
Jon Passaro C’06, jpassaro@alumni.upenn.edu, emails, “I just moved to Paris, to begin work in the international-arbitration practice group at Gide Loyrette Nouel. In May I finished my law degree at Harvard; before my three years of exile in Cambridge, I took the MPhil in medieval English literature at Magdalene College, in the other Cambridge. My dissertation (published in Arthurian Literature, vol. 26, Dec. 2009), discussed the possibility that a manuscript of an Old French prose romance in the Cambridge University Library was the very text Thomas Malory relied upon for Le Morte d’Arthur, his 15th-century Middle English work. I also honed some pretty sick punting skills. I’d love to hear from anyone I’ve lost touch with, especially if you’re in the area; I’ve happily discovered a small but vibrant alumni community in Paris.”
Vanessa White C’06 married Dr. Jeffrey William C’06 on Oct. 9 in Roslyn, N.Y. The wedding party included Bella Goyal EAS’06 and Cate Jensen C’06. Also celebrating the wedding were many alumni friends, including Hang Chau C’06, David Disenhouse C’06, Caroline Elkin C’05, Rachel Fersh C’06, Farrah Freis C’06 G’06, Jamie Galvin C’05, Emily Goldman C’07, Laura Freeman Gordon C’06, Josh Gordon C’06, Joe Guarascio W’05, Sarah Gudis C’06, Andrea Hong W’06, Mariko Ichikawa C’06, Lisa Kenyon C’06, Dr. Nicole Landzberg C’06, Sarah Larcker C’06, Gabriel Mandujano C’05 W’05, Allyson Mariani C’06, Kelly McFadden C’06, Beth Mlynarcyk C’06 W’06, Jason Oberman C’06 G’06, Dr. Janelle Pakish C’06, Allie Parker C’06, Austin Pena W’08, Evan Roberts C’06, Katelyn Rood C’06, Sam Rothberg-Pimsler C’06, Erin Schelar Nu’10, Nina Vyas C’06, Matt Weil C’06, and Alissa Weiss C’06. Vanessa and Jeff currently live in Boston, where she works as a financial analyst at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and he is a first-year resident in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

07 Ryan M. Cobb C’07 married Radhika Ahluwalia C’07 on Sept. 5 at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto. He was a varsity lightweight rower and she a captain of the varsity squash team at Penn. Attending were Greg Cobb C’04, John Fife C’02, Patrick Travers C’07, Maura Kelly C’07, Matthew Carey C’07, Elise Peters C’07, Benjamin Cooley C’07, Sebastian Paraud C’07, Andrew Zech C’07, Laura Bierbower C’07, Christopher Storm C’07, Michael Guichon EAS’07, Travis Logan C’07, Richard Stevenson EAS’07, Paula Pearson Nu’07, Joe Watkins C’07, Elizabeth Kern C’08, Mikhail Gasiorowski C’08, Lauralynn Drury C’08, Chloe Wynne C’08, Alisha Turner C’09, Kellen Coppola C’09, Christina Matthias C’10, Madeline Snyder C’10, as well as current head squash coach Jack Wyant. Ryan and Radhika live in Philadelphia, where he is a medical student at Thomas Jefferson University and she works on the fund-investment team at Hamilton Lane.
Francis M. Hult Gr’07 edited Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics, which was published by Springer last year.
Fon S. Wang GFA’07, Philadelphia, a principal of UCI Architects Inc., in October was named one of “20 Under 40 top women of success exemplifying leadership and commitment to their industry” by the national Commercial Real Estate Women.

09 Amelia DeGory C’09 was awarded a Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship through the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation and attends Penn’s Graduate School of Education, while teaching at University City High School in West Philadelphia.

10 Neel Lalchandani C’10 is in the fellows program of Urban Prep Academies, “a network of all-boys charter high schools designed to help young black men from low-income neighborhoods succeed in college.” He lives with others in the mentoring program in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, where Urban Prep’s third campus just opened in August.
Michelle L. Milligan GrEd’10 has been promoted to associate provost at Washington University in St. Louis; she had joined the staff there in 2002.

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