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Dr. Melvin Herrmann D’24 writes he celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 2, “and I am enjoying good health. I also enjoy the Gazette.”


Dr. Richard S. Lane D’35 wrote in December, “I just passed my 92nd birthday and feel great. I still take courses at the local college and attend gym three times a week. I had to give up flying because of failing eyesight—but I go with my old flying buddies and enjoy it as much. I wish all of my old Classmates are as physically well as I am.”

Dr. Robison D. Harley M’36, Wilmington, Del., received the Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in October. He has a long record of humanitarian service: from 1968 to 1988 he worked in more than 20 countries with Project Hope, Care Medico, the International Society of Surgeons, Project Orbis and the Temple University Eye Team, and as an independent medical volunteer; 1971-80 he served as chief of ophthalmology for Project Hope. He provided general medical care to poor people at Delaware’s state-run clinics, 1989-96.

William A. Brobston W’37 is retired as president of Alpha Portland Cement Co. In 1971 he began running, and some years ago, at 80, ran an age-group record of 4:28:01 in the National Masters Marathon Championships.

E. Robert Burtis W’37 is active in Rotary, and the Southern Pines (N.C.) Presbyterian Church. He continues his interest in scale-model railroads and jazz bands, preferring Dixieland, and 30s and 40s music; he had played trombone in the Penn Band and campus orchestras.

Hope Fetterolf Godfrey Ed’37 GEd’38 writes, “At 85 years of age, I tend to relate more to the years that have gone by so quickly. My sister, Fay Fetterolf Kramer Ed’33, is writing a book about our adventurous lives. Entitled “The Butcher’s Daughters,” it’s a short biography with pictures of our worldly travels, primarily with the American Red Cross as program and club directors, mainly in the China-Burma-India theater of operations. After the war was over we were called back to serve in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. Upon leaving Japan in June 1949, I took a trip around the world on a cargo ship: we left on June 1 and arrived in New York on Christmas Eve 1949. This fantastic, seven-month long world cruise cost me a total of $3,000.”

Virginia Harrington Knauer FA’37 Hon’71 is happy to report that her “namesake, Virginia Knauer Burden C’98—and the ninth of our family to graduate from Penn—is to marry Ben Waring of Washington in June.”

Stanley A. Lomas W’37, the retired vice president in charge of television commercials at William Esty Co., donated copies of more than 200 television commercials to the Center for Advertising History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington. He began a second career as an artist, after attending the Silvermine School for the Arts in New Canaan, Conn.; his work has appeared in one-person and group shows, a variety of publications, and pieces are in private collections.


Harold Diamond W’42 L’44 married Kathleen Duffy on April 13, 2000. He is in his 56th year practicing law in Philadelphia.

Helen Ross Staley Ar’44 writes, “I am semi-retired, plan to retire this year. Still hear from three or four of my architectural classmates.”

Dr. Slater E. Newman W’47, professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, has been elected to a three-year term as member-at-large of the executive committee of the Southeastern Psychological Association.

Alice Lee Chun Ed’48 received a CiNY Award in September from CineWomenNY and the Brooklyn Film Festival for her outstanding performance in the film, Tofu.

Buckley H. Modelle C’49, a retired chief school administrator and his wife, Adrienne, last year celebrated their 50th-wedding anniversary at a gathering of friends and relatives. This celebration was hosted by their sons, Michael, a retired jet pilot with the U.S. Air Force, and Gregory, who is a successful architect.

Ray E. Petit W’49 reports that last summer he and his wife exchanged their car and home with a French cardiologist and his family for five weeks. They took “over 200 pictures and are finishing a 26-chapter account, sort of a survival kit for travelers to a foreign country.” He’d like to hear from members of his Class, at <Pinewood@bellatlantic net>.

Edward G. Schmid C’49 was elected president of the Philadelphia Senior’s Golf Association, which represents 170 members from the golf clubs in the tri-state Philadelphia area.


Joe Baker W’50, writes from Hillsboro Beach, Fla., “we came down here to Florida about nine years ago and started doing the usual old-folks routine of traveling, visiting, etc. After tiring of this, I decided to start freelancing for local law firms as a title examiner and have been able to keep quite busy at it. Real estate is a very big business in Florida and so I feel that it’s better to wear out than to rust out anyhow. I am also active in our homeowner’s association. My wife keeps very busy by maintaining our pet charity, which is providing therapeutic horseback riding for handicapped kids; we have 10 beautiful horses especially trained for the purpose and our stable and grounds are situated in a very pretty setting in the Tradewinds Country Park. It is a wonderful idea.”

Dr. Jack R. Bier W’50 writes, “we recently welcomed our 43rd grandchild, Rachel Christine, and are looking forward to numbers 44 and 45 which are scheduled [for late-winter and early spring]. Also, on Sept. 23, we celebrated the 74th anniversary of the Dempsey-Tunney fight, as well as my birthday: it reminded me again, my Dad named me for the loser.”

Don Casadonte W’50 recently retired as vice president of sales and marketing with Lloyd Management Consultants in New York and moved to Toms River, N.J.

Henry Gluck W’50 lives in Los Angeles and is the former chair of Caesar World. Currently he is co-chair of a real estate investment and development company. Very active in the community, he has served the Salk Institute, the City of Hope and the USC Gerontology Center.

Dr. James H. Jordan W’50 G’57 Gr’66, who taught industrial relations at the Wharton School for 17 years, retired as a vice president of ICI. He is still active as a labor arbitrator, and recently was involved in the Major League baseball umpires’ dispute. He spends his spare time in France and Italy each year.

Cary Maguire W’50 is still active as president of three companies and chair of a fourth. He endowed the chair for the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and the Maguire Energy Institute. He added a room to his home for his collection of paintings and bronzes of American presidents.

Joe Saunders W’50, although not a golfer, recently moved to a golfing community in Fayetteville, Pa., after he retiring as treasurer of the town of Far Hills, N.J. Five years earlier, he had retired as treasurer of Paige Electric.

Fred Selby W’50 continues in investment banking both in this country and abroad. For his 10th trek in the Himalayas, he recently led an expedition through several 18,000 ft. passes in Nepal.

George Southworth W’50, who retired from the Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce in 1991, travels with his wife, Lorene Myers Southworth WG’50, skis in the winter, and golfs in the summer. Active in community affairs, he is the treasurer of the Lehigh Valley Penn Club.

Norman Stevens W’50 enjoys retirement and travel, loves skiing in Vermont and flying. He is an instrument-rated single and multi-engine pilot and owns his own plane.

Sylvan Tobin W’50, a partner with Comcast-Spectator, received the 1999 Community Award of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Dr. David L. Bickelhaupt W’51 Gr’59 co-wrote Insurance Fundamentals for Financial Planning, which was published early last year. He writes, “Lee and I are having fun with 10 grandchildren, from Florida to Canada, and had a great trip to Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece for two weeks in November and December.”

Marshall Craig W’51 lives in Fountain Hills, Ariz., and continues in his furniture wholesaling business, which he began 48 years ago.

Dr. William H. Harris M’51 GM’55, chief of adult reconstruction surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, late last year received an honorary degree from Haverford College, where he had graduated in 1949. One of his innovations in implant surgical procedures, the development of a new polyethylene for use in total joint surgery, could revolutionize many aspects of hip-and-knee replacement surgery worldwide.

Fred N. Kronfeld W’51 wrote that 32 members of the Classes of 1950 and 1951, members of Tau Epsilon Phi from Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, met in New Brunswick, N.J., late last year. “Many of those there had not seen one another in 50 years—very rah, rah! Everyone enjoyed it and we are planning to do it again, possibly around Reunion time in May.”

Carter Henderson W’52 writes, “It occurred to me that Wharton old-timers from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s might enjoy hearing that one of their own has just been elected to the Wharton Alumni Association’s executive committee at age 74. The world was a very different place back in 1952 when I graduated: there were no computers, no Internet, no World Wide Web, no passenger jets, no European Common Market, no CNN, no audio visuals, no heart transplants, no Barbie dolls, and no humans walking on the Moon. And yet we received superb educations at a time when it was just great professors and we students hanging on to their every word.” A retired consultant and venture capitalist, he wrote Free Enterprise Moves East: Doing Business from Prague to Vladivostok (1996) and Funny, I Don’t Feel Old: How to Flourish After 50 (1997), and is completing a book on the impact of electronic commerce on the national economy. In 1999 he was named correspondent for the Wharton School’s new Internet site, Knowledge@Wharton.

Sandy Roggenburg W’52 and Gemma Roggenburg have opened their own money-management and securities-brokerage firm, Stratford Financial Advisors, LLC, in Boca Raton, Fla. They will be licensees of First Union Securities, Inc., and continue to specialize in individual-equity and fixed-income investments for high-net-worth individuals and private-pension and profit-sharing plans.

Rev. Martin F. Foutz Jr. C’53 writes he is “retired from the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service. Still preach and celebrate the Eucharist monthly and spend quality time with six grandchildren.”

George L. Hachar W’53 married his longtime companion, Dr. San Juanita Gomez, at Christ the King Catholic Church in their hometown, Laredo, Tex., on Nov. 15. She is a support-team specialist with a local school district and he continues to be self-employed <>. They spent 10 days in New York, and will continue their travels during the summer with a month’s stay in Paris and Rome.

Edgar Caterson WG’55 and his wife, Theresa, traveled in Scotland and Ireland last May to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.

Jim Manley W’55 is president of Jim Manley Associates, an investment firm based in Cranbury, N.J., that specializes in benefits plans and Taft-Hartley clients. Last June the firm formed a strategic marketing alliance with Pacific Corporate Group of La Jolla, Calif., to build specialty-tailored private-equity portfolios for Taft-Hartley clients. Last May he was honored with the inaugural Richard A. Lothrop Outstanding Achievement Award of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives. In October 1996 Jim was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Northeast chapter. A three-sport athlete at St. John’s High School in Pittson, he had played varsity football and baseball at Penn (starting quarterback in the multiple offense and first-base and batting clean-up); he was the leading passer on the 1954 team. Jim was described by Penn’s legendary football coach George A. Munger Ed’33 as the “most spirited man” on the squad. (After graduating Jim briefly returned to teach and coach at St. John’s).

Chhaganbhai B. Bhakta C’56, retired in 1995 as a public-health microbiologist in the Los Angeles County Health Department. “I am a grandfather to Kushmita, born on our 44th anniversary, [at the same hospital my son and her father], Dr. Sanjay Bhakta, was born.” He spends time “travelling, photography, meeting people, attending concerts, and playing with granddaughter and relaxing. My wife had breast-cancer surgery in 1999—thank goodness we have a doctor son in the house.”

Robert A. Natiello WG’56, an Arizona retiree, has been elected president of Sedona Jazz on the Rocks. Now in its 20th year, this 501(c)(3) corporation—Southwest cousin to the Newport Jazz Festival—allocates funds from its annual jazzfest to music scholarships and performance opportunities for Arizona youth.

Richard A. Smith C’56 writes, “retired at the end of the last century from Bank of America Securities (nee Montgomery), after 43 years in securities and investment banking. I split time between San Francisco and Sonoma County vineyard.”

Dr. Maurice J. Lewis C’57 wrote in December, “I was quite happy to participate in the recent alumni fencing tournament. As the oldest competitor, I escaped with only minor bruises to body and psyche. Good luck, Penn Fencing!”

Kenneth Marks W’57 has left his position as chief marketing officer with Adweek Magazines in New York for a new lifestyle as a senior vice president of the San Diego Magazine Company, where he develops and implements new initiatives for the company.

Carl Moskowitz EE’57 retired in December as director of public affairs for Solutia, Inc., the chemical-company spinoff of Monsanto Company, after 33 years in public affairs with the two companies. His wife, Marcia, retired as chair of the English department at Parkway West High School in June 1999. They plan to continue living in suburban St. Louis, working in the community, traveling, and enjoying visits with their children and grandchildren.

Benjamin H. Renshaw III W’58 WG’60 retired after nearly 30 years with the U.S. Department of Justice. A charter member of its Senior Executive Service, he specialized in the management of complex quantitative statistics, and inter-governmental fiscal-transfer operations, such as the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In 1973 he became director of criminal-justice planning. Two White House assignments were bracketed by publication of a national report, Drugs, Crime and the Justice System. “Serving under Attorneys-General from Edward Levi to Janet Reno, the administration of justice and injustice will be the subject of some retirement musings and critiques.”

Al Anton WG’59, a partner of the New York investment firm Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co., was elected president of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts last September.

Jon M. Huntsman Sr. W’59 Hon’96, the founding chair of the Huntsman Corporation, will receive the Petrochemical Heritage Award from the Chemical Heritage Foundation in April. He is also a founding director of the American Plastics Council and a director of the American Chemical Council.

John Moser WG’59, Paris, retired in 1997 after a 38-year career in the international pharmaceutical industry.

Dave Power WG’59, head of J. D. Power and Associates, an international marketing information firm based in Agoura Hills, Calif., was elected last year to the board of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of fuel storage, delivery and control systems.

Larry Zicklin WG’59 is chair of Neuberger Berman, LLC, the New York investment firm. He is a senior fellow at the Wharton School, a professor at New York University, and he serves on the board of Baruch College SUNY and is president of the Jewish Communal Fund.


Dr. Malcolm K. Orloff C’60 Gr’64 retired as president and CEO of Moore & Munger, Inc., based in Shelton, Conn., and in January became chair of its board. He will also retain his position on the board of Cross Oil Refining & Marketing, Inc., in Smackover, Ark. He and his wife, Phoebe, live in Trumbull, Conn., and have three children and one granddaughter.

Albert M. Tantala C’60 CE’61 was elected president of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. He also presented a seminar on wind engineering at the United States Sign Council meeting in Atlantic City, N.J., and another on structural building distress to the Philadelphia city risk-management division.

Dr. Marie A. DiBerardino Gr’62 was recently appointed emerita professor of biochemistry in the School of Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Thomas C. Lowe GEE’62 GrE’66 married Kathleen T. Dowd in a ceremony on Oct. 7 attended by Tom’s children, Kathy’s children and Tom’s late wife’s children. Tom retired after careers in academia, the software industry and the U.S. Department of Commerce, at the National Bureau of Standards and the International Trade Administration. Kathy is a retired registered nurse who spent most of her career in ER and ICU. They plan continuing service in recovery and faith-based outreach programs.

Lee G. Copeland GAr’63 GCP’63 GFA’63 will receive the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture this month and from the American Institute of Architects in May: this award “honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to architectural education for at least 10 years and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students—shaping the minds of those who will shape our environment.” The projects of his practice, Joyce, Copeland, Vaughan and Nordfors, were deemed to have significantly influenced the urban form of the greater Puget Sound region over three decades, as well as major institutions and urban campuses across the country. A former dean of the University’s Graduate School of Fine Arts, he is currently dean at the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Gerald M. Levin L’63, chair and chief executive officer of Time Warner, Inc., received an honorary degree from Haverford College, where he had graduated in 1960. His career with the communications and entertainment giant began in 1972 when he joined Time, Inc., as vice president of programming for HBO; in 1976 he was promoted to chair, following his decision to distribute HBO via satellite, which helped create the modern cable industry. Eight years later he became an executive vice president and the company’s chief strategist. He is considered the leading architect of the 1990 Time Warner merger and the subsequent 1996 merger with the Turner Broadcasting System.

Deborah Director Liebman Nu’63 moved from The Penn Fund to the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she is manager of annual giving.

Julia C. Kyner CGS’64 writes, “I was notified by the state of Pennsylvania that I own the second largest white-oak tree in the state; they said it measures over 28-ft. in circumference. I do love these old trees which date back to the time of the Indians.”

Carol Ratner Ofstein SAMP’64 <> would love to catch up with classmates in the Occupational Therapy graduate program. “I currently direct a college program for OT assistants, which I authored. Live in sunny South and have six grown, successful children and two grandchildren.”

William A. Runner Jr. WEv’64 WEv’66 <> recently completed his term as president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation. “They presented me with calling cards with my new title of president emeritus. I suppose they are planning all sorts of new scholarship fundraising projects and want to hold onto ‘old warriors.’ Continuing my consulting arrangement with PNC Capital Markets, and really enjoy teaching skiing at Jack Frost Mountain in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, specializing in ‘senior citizens’ and also spend a lot of time in our adaptive program.”

Dr. Ronald Jeremiah Schindler C’64 Gr’78 will give an address, “Multiculturalism: The Politics of Canon Formation,” at the Great Books Conference, sponsored by the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago. I hope to see interested parties on April 26-27.”

Beverly Rutman Budin CW’65 a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, who concentrates her practice in estates and tax planning, and estate and trust administration, spoke on “Hot Issues in Marital Deduction Planning” at the Annual Tulane Tax Institute seminar in November. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an adjunct professor at Villanova University Law School.

Kevin B. Cronin C’65 <>, formerly chief counsel of the electric division and now administrator of the natural-gas division of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, returned recently from a visit to the state of Uttar Pradesh in India: with a population of 160 million people, it would be the eighth largest country in the world if it were an independent nation. He met in Lucknow, its capital, with officials to discuss the new Indian federal and state policy of de-regulating the electric-utility industry and expects to continue his meetings with the Uttar Pradeshi and other Indian officials both there and in Wisconsin during the next two years. Separately he was named to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s electric-restructuring study group that is considering possible tax policies for a restructured electric-utility industry in Wisconsin.

Dr. Susan Trachtenberg deLone CW’65, a psychologist in New Hope, Pa., announces the publication of her book, Love, Loss and Healing; a Woman’s Guide to Transforming Grief. Excerpts of her book have appeared in New Woman magazine and Living Fit, as well as in the newly published anthology, Meridian Bound; a Collection of Philadelphia Writers. “Having recently moved from Philadelphia to Bucks County, I would welcome hearing from alumni [nearby] <>.”

David Kirk C’65 WG’67, founding principal of Kirk & Co. in Boston, is president for 2001 of The Counselors of Real Estate, the counseling affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Robert Temple C’65 writes that his tenth book, The Crystal Sun, was published last year by Century, London; it is on optical technology in antiquity, as far back as 3300 BCE, with photos of ancient lenses and evidence for ancient telescopes (a picture of a 5th-cent. BCE representation is on the dust jacket). In 1999 he was appointed a visiting professor of humanities, history and philosophy of science at the University of Louisville in Kentucky; last year he was senior research fellow at the Archaeological Sciences Institute of the Aegean in Alexandria and the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, and senior visiting fellow of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also co-director of the Project for Historical Dating and is using a newly invented dating technique to re-date Egyptian, Greek, Italian and other pre-historic monuments. President of China InfoNet Ltd. and Chinatech Enterprises Ltd., he has been a consultant to Xerox and Apple Computer. He has an entry in the forthcoming Who’s Who in the World.

Rick Williams C’65 married Kit Weschler Donahue WG’72 in Newport, R.I., on Oct. 21. They took a three-week honeymoon in Thailand: their wonderful adventure included temple-touring and shopping in Bangkok, sun and beaches in the southern Phuket, and trekking among the hill tribes north from Chiang Mai. Kit is a management consultant helping large organizations match their organization and business strategies, and Rick continues his work as president of The Equity Company, Inc., a real estate development firm. They live in Malden, Mass., and can be reached by e-mail at <> and <>.

Mark G. Yudof C’65 L’68, president of the University of Minnesota, was recently appointed to the board of the Educational Testing Service, the country’s leading testing and assessment service, serving a three-year term.

Scott W. Killinger GAr’66 GCP’66 GFA’66, managing principal of Hillier Philadelphia, helped plan the revitalization of the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey and the overhaul and beautification of Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Pennsauken. He teaches at Penn’s Graduate School of Fine Arts.

John E. Murphy GLA’66, a landscape architect and painter, had an oil painting, After Snow, accepted into the Colorado Art Open at the Foothills Art Center, in Golden; his was one of 170 chosen out of 1300 entries. The exhibition is open through March 25.

Lloyd Snyder W’66 L’69, a professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, was elected in November president of the ACLU’s Cleveland chapter. He has served on the faculty of Cleveland-Marshall since 1983, and previously as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for 14 years. He is a co-author of The Law of Professional Responsibility in Ohio. Lloyd lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife of 17 years, Legal Aid Society Attorney Margaret Terry.

Dr. Robert J. Genco Gr’67, distinguished professor and chair of oral biology at SUNY Buffalo, broadened his reach in educating people about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums by appearing in The Cutting Edge Medical Report on Gum Disease, a medical documentary on prime time in early December on the Fox Health Network, and simulcast on (

Lisa Kramer CW’67 L’70 in September was appointed president of FOJP Service Corp., which provides health-care and human-resources risk management and administrative and professional-advisory services for the more than 100 agencies and hospitals that are members of UJA-Federation of New York. Previously, she was executive vice president in charge of claims and risk services with the MIIX Group of companies in Lawrenceville, N.J., which provides insurance for doctors and health-care institutions throughout the country.

Colin A. Hanna C’68 was re-elected in January to his third term as chair of the Board of Commissioners of Chester County (Pa.). Last April he received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence for his dedication to public service. He and his wife, Pricie, have lived in East Bradford since 1974.

Bruce F. Romer WG’68, chief administrative officer for Montgomery County, Md., in September was elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for this year. A suburb of Washington, Montgomery County is the largest local government in Maryland. Bruce also serves as vice president of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and on the board of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

Hon. Victoria M. Riback Wilson CW’68 was re-elected in November to her third term as a Missouri state representative. Vicky lives in Columbia, with her husband, Willy.

Brian Black C’69, a teacher at Camelback High School, Phoenix, Ariz., writes that “The Grapes of Wrath, a CD of songs I wrote and recorded with friends in a rock and roll band in the early 1970s, has just now, after all these years, been released [by Gear Fab Records] and is currently available in many stores throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and also carried by many suppliers across the Internet. Although I am certainly flattered to see a creation of mine from the early 70s displayed in stores not far from where I teach high school, needless to say I am not giving up my day job.”

Dr Stephen Bosniak C’69, New York, <> has been named co-editor of the new journal Operative Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery. Recently appointed to the advisory board of the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, he also serves on the scientific committee of L’Oculista Italiano (Oculoplastic News, Milan). And he is consultant to the Center for Clinical Studies of Oftalmoclinico Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. He will appear on a forthcoming PBS special on anti-aging procedures.

Diane Burko GFA’69 was one of 12 women artists in the Philadelphia area to receive the 2000 Leeway Foundation Awards in Painting; she was the recipient of the $50,000 Bessie Berman Grant, which is presented to a distinguished woman artist 50 years or older. Her work, along with the work of the other winners in the Established Artists category, was highlighted in an exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance last autumn.

David Richman L’69, a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in November received its William R. Klaus Public Service Award for his outstanding work in Harris v. City of Philadelphia, the federal class-action lawsuit that for nearly two decades fought against overcrowding and oppressive conditions of confinement in Philadelphia’s prisons; he was lead counsel for the inmate-class from his acceptance of the court’s appointment in 1982 until final settlement early last year. Edward W. Madeira Jr. C’49 L’52, a senior partner and chair emeritus of the firm said, “David’s leadership, skill and perseverance were essential to the endurance of the lawsuit as a vehicle for institutional reform, despite the unpopularity of the cause in the public eye.”

William H. Walker III C’69 writes from Orono, Maine, “We welcomed the new millennium with the birth of our beautiful baby girl, Jessica Perkins Walker, on Jan. 15, 2000. Our year has been filled with the delightful pleasures of parenthood, from the sleep-deprived first couple of months to the energy-packed days of exploring the world through the eyes of a toddler. Through those foggy moments of 3 a.m. feedings, diaper changes, sleeping schedules, feeding schedules, teething, the first smile, sitting up, crawling, babbling, etc., the words ‘children will change your life’ continued to reverberate in our ears. We had no idea of the incredible amount of learning, wonder and joy that accompanies such a little person. By the arrival of spring, we had started to get this parenting thing under control. Jessie had finally whipped us into shape and stopped threatening to exchange us for a new set of parents. She is now a curious, happy and very busy toddler exploring all of the new surprises awaiting her around the next corner, behind the next cupboard, in the next drawer—you get the picture. Both of us managed half-time positions: Judy returned to work full-time at the university but has managed to keep most mornings free to be with Jessie, and I continue to work part-time as an administrative assistant at our church and am with Jessie in the afternoons. This has allowed her ample time with both her mommy and daddy, which has been very important to us. Max the dog and Jessie get along famously and he is very accommodating in sharing his toys—and eating those foods that she deposits on the floor.”


Hon. Robert H. Anthony W’70, chair of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, set another state record when re-elected to a third six-year term on the commission: he received more votes than any other candidate for state office in Oklahoma’s history. In a recent election he became the first Republican incumbent to win re-election to a statewide government office.

Timothy J. Carson W’70, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Saul Ewing, was confirmed to a four-year term on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He helped write the Pennsylvania Transportation Partnership Act of 1985.

Michele Blanchard Wilkinson CW’70 lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Gerry, and two daughters, and has been working in the child-welfare field for many years. “Recently, I returned to academic endeavors to earn a master’s degree in social work at Bryn Mawr College. Even after 28 years, I found that my time at Penn was good preparation for graduate school <>.”

Hon. John H. Dalton WG’71 is president of IPG Photonics Corp., a manufacturer of high-power fiber amplifiers, lasers and transmitters, based in Sturbridge, Mass. He served as Secretary of the Navy from July 1993 till Nov. 1998.

Steve Gudas SAMP’71 was recently promoted to associate professor of anatomy, in the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond; he holds a collateral appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also practices physical therapy in the cancer-rehabilitation program of the Massey Cancer Center there <>.

Margit Novack CW’71 GCP’75 ( is proud to announce that Moving Solutions, her company (“Alumni Profiles,” September-October 1999) that helps older adults downsize, plan and implement moves, received the Customer Service of the Year Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce last year. Margit recently assembled business start-up kits to help would-be entrepreneurs develop similar companies around the country.

Kevin E. O’Brien C’71 G’71 wrote the article, “‘Bullets Came as Thick as Hail’: Krzyzanowski’s Brigade Defends the Union Right on July 1, 1863,” in the January issue of The Gettysburg Magazine. Another article, “One of the Most Gallant Men,” appeared in the September issue of North and South. His first book, Life in The Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of Private William McCarter, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry, was a Military Book Club alternate selection.

Mark Blum C’72 appeared on Broadway through December in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Dr. Ellis Breskman C’72 is president and CEO of Z Technologies Corp. in Detroit. Originator of Ziebart Protective Coatings, it has launched a new product, HoleProtect, which protects from corrosion holes drilled into automotive steel to allow the attachment of accessories (

Andrew C. Halvorsen WG’72 writes that “after starting my career on Wall Street, I spent 20 years with Beneficial Corp., the consumer-finance company, with the last 12 years as CFO and a member of the board. We sold the company to Household International, our major competitor, in 1998. I took the opportunity to retire—and I enjoy retirement immensely.”

David R. King C’72 e-mails that “in August I withdrew as a partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP to become CEO of Principia Pharmaceutical Corporation, a biotechnology company established by HealthCare Ventures and Aventis Pharma. It has developed proprietary molecular-engineering technologies that fuse recombinant human albumen to proteins and peptides. After spending 26 years at Morgan Lewis, I fully expected to spend the rest of my working life at Principia. Much to my surprise, however, my very first presentation on behalf of Principia led to the company being acquired in September by Human Genome Sciences, Inc. It was a bit like the rookie coming to his first at-bat in the major leagues, and somehow miraculously hitting a grand slam home run in the last inning of the last game of the World Series. No, it won’t happen again, but I am very pleased to report that I have become president of Delsys Pharmaceutical Corporation (, [which] is committed to the development and commercialization of a proprietary electrostatic dry-powder handling process. Based on processes originally developed at Sarnoff Laboratories, the Delsys technology electrostatically charges dry-powder particles which permits the active ingredient of a drug to be deposited in very precise quantities at high speeds onto a variety of substrates.”

Zuline Gray Wilkinson SW’72, executive director of the Union Industrial Home for Children in Trenton, N.J., last year presented a paper to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on “The Crisis of the Young African American Male in the Inner Cities.” Her research resulted from Operation Fatherhood, a program operated by the home for computer training and employment services for non-custodial unemployed or underemployed fathers. Founded in 1859, the Union Industrial Home for Children is the oldest child-welfare agency in New Jersey.

Kit Weschler Donahue WG’73 married Rick Williams C’65 in Newport, R.I., on Oct. 21. They took a three week honeymoon in Thailand: their wonderful adventure included temple-touring and shopping in Bangkok, sun and beaches in the southern Phuket, and trekking among the hill tribes north from Chiang Mai. Kit is a management consultant helping large organizations match their organization and business strategies, and Rick continues his work as president of The Equity Company, Inc., a real estate development firm. They live in Malden, Mass., and can be reached by e-mail at <> and <>.

Charles E. Dorkey III L’73 was appointed managing partner of the New York office of the international law firm Torys. A senior litigation partner, Trip headed its litigation practice.

Bill Keller C’73 has joined Gartner, an information-technology research and consulting firm, as research director—public sector. He can be reached at <> or at <>; he lives in Jamaica Estates, N.Y., with his wife, Lynn Steinberg, and his children Emma (11) and Sean (eight).

Dr. Jeff Schoenwald Gr’73 e-mails he is “on the move again. After a mere four months with Solus Micro Technologies, first as director of telecom-system engineering, then as director of operations engineering, I am now chief physicist for U.S. operations with Lynx Photonic Networks, in Woodland Hills, Calif. It is an Israeli company that is about to release an integrated optic subsystem, or planar lightwave circuit, capable of switching optical-communications signals from incoming to outgoing optical fibers: an optical switchyard for telecommunications traffic. The company is fast-growing and opened its U.S. office in October. Back in June, the whole company consisted of 20 people in Israel; now we are 85-90 strong, with about 14 here and the rest in Israel. The head-count grows daily, and it is hard to nail it down: Solus, by contrast, lost 8 of its 44 employees in the four months I worked there. Needless to say, there is much more enthusiasm where I am now.”

Edvige Kromayer Barrie CW’74 WG’76 married Dr. James E. Frederick C’74 in Dallas on Christmas Day. Vige is communications director at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business <>, and Jim is a family-practice physician in Utica, N.Y.

Ann Berman CW’74 is co-author of Vintage Style: Buying and Wearing Classic Vintage Clothes, published by HarperCollins in October. She writes frequently on the arts, design and collecting for the Leisure and Arts page of The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Digest, Art & Auction, Sky and The Shuttle Sheet and Town & Country. Ann lives in New York with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. Her son is a freshman at the University of Michigan.

Barbara Myerson Katz CW’74 GEd’74, a freelance writer in Louisville, Ky., recently received first- and second-place Metro Louisville Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, for health columns she regularly writes for Louisville magazine. She also does media research and writes for corporate and educational video and print projects, and for organizations such as Kentucky Educational Television and Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street. She and her husband, Dr. David Katz W’73, a partner in the pediatric practice of Roth, Lehocky, Katz, Belza and Abrams, and a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, are the parents of Jonathan (20), a junior at Northwestern University, and Rebecca (17), a high-school senior who will be a freshman at Brandeis University this fall.

Dr. Ethan Russo C’74 <>, a child and adult neurologist in Missoula, Mont., is pleased to announce the publication of Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs: A Scientific Analysis of Herbal Remedies for Psychiatric Conditions (published by the Haworth Press). He is also editor-in-chief of the Haworth Integrative Healing Press, a book program devoted to the scientific investigation of alternative and complementary medicine disciplines.

Rabbi Stephen Wylen C’74 announces that “my textbook, Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism, continuously in print since 1989, has been re-issued by Paulist Press in a revised, updated second edition. I am the rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne, N.J.”

Dr. Ahmed Abdelrahman Ahmed Gr’75 now teaches in the Department of Marketing and Management, College of Administrative Studies, at Kuwait University. Previously he had taught at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, where he was promoted to full professor of international business, “a rare designation in this part of the world.” His book, An Introduction to International Business, is now in its second edition—“one of the few books, if not the only one in Arabic,” on that topic. His e-mail address is <>.

Kunho Cho C’75 was recently appointed head of Lehman Brothers’s Asia Pacific investment-banking group, based in Tokyo. Maintaining their home in Seoul, he and his wife, Tay Yun Cho G’78, have moved into an apartment in Tokyo.

Jack Evans W’75 was re-elected to a third term on the Washington, D.C., City Council in November, and selected vice chair of the council by his colleagues. He also is chair of the finance and revenue committee, and serves on the economic-development and judiciary committees.

Anthony Exter C’75 <> was named recipient of Garden Design magazine’s 2000 Golden Trowel Award for excellence in residential landscape design; he was featured in the December-January issue, with a more comprehensive review to follow in an upcoming spring issue. He is president of Anthony Exter Landscape Design, Los Angeles, where he lives with his partner, Richard Levin, and their two dogs, Liz & Mike.

Dr. Roberta S. Klein G’75 Gr’99 teaches English literature at a prep school in Alexandria, Va.

Kenneth Bate WG’76, a partner of JSB Partners, L.P., a Concord, Mass., banking and advisory service firm for the biopharmaceutical industry, was appointed to the board of MedCompanion, a physician-founded and -operated company that is developing wireless handhelds for physicians.

Robert J. Burton WEv’76 <> is now the printing operations manager at the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. He was president of Decalcomania Mfg. Corp., a screen-printing company.

Bruce Gamache WG’76 is president of the newly created Primedia Digital Video, part of the New York-based media company. Previously he was COO of Digital Entertainment Network.

Dr. Robert J. Meth C’76 M’80 <>, a family physician in Los Angeles, is a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. In December he was elected president of NCSJ, the coordinating agency in this country that advocates on behalf of the 1.5 million Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia. An officer of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and the Jewish Community Relations Committee, he is an alumnus of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet and remains part of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) National Training Center. In conjunction with UJA, Bobby traveled to the old Soviet Union twice to meet with refuseniks in Moscow and the old Leningrad, and has visited Moscow and Kyiv since the Soviet collapse. He was chair of the 1994 UJA Maimonides Mission to Israel and he co-chaired the 1991-93 Los Angeles Operation Exodus Campaign, which raised the funds to absorb the massive Soviet Jewish aliyah to Israel. Bobby Meth also serves on the boards of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute and American Friends of Yad Vashem. He is a member of the American Jewish Committee and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Joan Minella Millane WG’76 was appointed the first executive director of real estate for the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System. She previously was assistant vice president for asset management at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Joan Pomarole Nevins WG’76 in December joined UPromise, Inc., a college savings network based in Brookline, Mass., as chief financial officer.

Randall E. Mehrberg W’77 e-mails, “After many wonderful and rewarding years at Jenner & Block, I was recently offered the opportunity to serve as senior vice president and general counsel of Exelon Corporation here in Chicago. Through operating companies, it generates, trades, transmits and distributes electricity, and provides services to business and residential customers across the country. With five million customers, $12 billion in annual operating revenues, a $20-billion market cap, and $36 billion in assets, it is one of the largest energy companies in the United States. I am delighted to be a part of this new enterprise in a fast evolving industry.”

Dr. Jacques Gordon C’78, director of research for LaSalle Investment Management, received the Pension Real Estate Association’s Graaskamp Award for 2000. In conjunction, he will direct a $5,000 scholarship awarded in his name. Past president of the Real Estate Research Institute, he currently chairs the PREA’s Research Committee. Previously, he served as director of research at Baring Advisors, a subsidiary of London-based Barings plc and at Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) in Chicago. He serves on the board of the American Real Estate Society and the editorial boards of Real Estate Finance, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and The Wharton Real Estate Review, and is managing editor of Market Watch, Property Futures and Investment Strategy Annual.

Stanley H. Greene C’78, CEO of Inc., gave free Internet access to the winners of free computers in a competition for children run by Philadelphia’s 103.9 radio station.

Robin Kane CW’78 GEd’79 <> is human-resources manager in the information-technology division of Gateway, Inc., in Denver. She was featured in the December issue of HR magazine, and also earned a Best Human Resources Practices Award from Mountain States Employers Council for Gateway’s employee-opinion survey program. Robin and her husband, Mitch, live in Denver with their three daughters, Leah (13), Madeline (10), Sarah (seven), and Charlie, the dog.

Jordan Mintz W’78 was promoted to vice president and general counsel of Enron Global Finance, having previously served as vice president and general tax counsel of Enron North America. He and his wife, Lauren, and their five children, Evan, Ally, Andrew, Nicky, and Emery, live in Houston, Tex.

Marian Swing WEv’78 and her husband, Robert, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last summer.

Ruth L. Williams C’78 WG’85 and Wendi Bukowitz WG’85 wrote The Knowledge Management Fieldbook, published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 1999.

Dr. Lee A. Shratter C’79, a radiologist with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Richmond, Calif., writes and edits his facility’s safety newsletter, Countdown To Safety, and is a member of the American Medical Writers’ Association. He was quoted in an article, “Strive for clarity and avoid ambiguity,” on the editorial page of the Marin Independent Journal (Oct. 28); it dealt with unintentional ambiguity in newspaper reporting and was part of a syndicated column, “The Gracious Grammarian.”


Ian Boardman C/EE’80 <> and his wife, Deborah Freed, are “happy to announce the birth of our twins, Miriam and Jonah, this past December. Our oldest, Shoshana, almost two, is excited to be a big sister. I am approaching one year with my current employer, iPhrase Technologies, in Cambridge, Mass., (, where I develop information-retrieval software.”

Nettie Davis Nu’80 GNu’82 writes, “After retiring in 1997 from more than 30 years of V.A. and private-sector nursing, I’m now keeping busy with three grandkids, foster childcare and volunteer parish nursing. I was quite moved by the Gazette article, “The Children’s Crusaders” (May-June 1999). I look forward to hearing more from this group and am encouraging more of my peers to become involved. We can make a significant difference.”

Rose Marie Derella-Quirk W’80 <> has been promoted to director, business analysis, Eastern region, for Park Place Entertainment, “the world’s largest gaming company with 28 casinos worldwide. They operate under the brand names of Caesars, Bally’s, Hilton, Grand, and Flamingo. I am happily married to Joe Quirk, a professional firefighter. We have one daughter, Kaitlyn, and currently live in the Atlantic City, N.J., area.

Beth Kaplan W’80 WG’81, managing director of operations at Internet Capital Group based in Wayne, Pa., was appointed to the board of Previously she was senior executive vice president with Rite Aid.

Dr. William Kay D’80 <> and his wife, Lynn Jalens Kay SAMP’79, “are happily going to visit Philadelphia more often now since our daughter, Alicia, has been accepted by Penn for the Class of 2005, after graduation from Pine Crest Preparatory in Fort Lauderdale in June. Needless to say we are both very excited as the legacy of Penn will continue.”

W. Brent Kulman WG’80 has a new position managing a structured, angel venture-capital fund for Charlotte Angel Partners in Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. Bob Nelson C’80 <> is currently teaching English in the Princeton School District—and is a firefighter for the Franklin Park (N.J.) Volunteer Fire Company.

Michael Schwamm C’80 <> has joined FiberCity Networks, Inc, an ultra-broadband Internet and private-network services provider, as vice president and general counsel. He also remains of counsel to Warshaw, Burstein, Cohen, Schlesinger & Kuh.

James M. Spiegelman C’80 <> has been appointed director of public affairs at The Aspen Institute in its Washington offices. He and his wife, Elizabeth J. Kannan, and their children, Jack and Elizabeth, will soon relocate from their home in Bedford, N.Y., to the Washington area.

Marcia Haupt Tazbin W’80 emails that her husband, Steven, “died on Sept. 30, following a brave two-year battle with a rare type of cancer. He most recently practiced law for the Nine West Group. For now, I need to be home with our three-year-old twins, Daniel and Emily; however, I am hoping to go back to work soon in marketing. Daniel and Emily attend pre-school every day at our temple; they are generally wonderful and happy children, but they can come up with questions and remarks that can break your heart. An educational fund has been established for the twins through the New York college savings program, managed by TIAA-CREF. Anyone wishing to make a contribution may send checks made payable to Marcia Haupt Tazbin/NY College Savings Fund, 159 Brush Hollow Crescent, Rye Brook, N.Y. 10573.”

Robert M. Finkel C’81 in December was elected a partner in the global-technology-transactions group in the New York office of the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. His practice has an emphasis on e-commerce and Internet engagements, and he represents Internet companies, venture capitalists and angel investors in a general counsel role and throughout the funding process.

Rick Freeman C’81 and Ellen Shapiro Freeman C’82, New Rochelle, N.Y., e-mail that their second child, Liza Paige Freeman, was born on Aug. 20. Ellen is a food stylist for First for Women magazine, and Rick is audio production manager for Audible.Com in Wayne, N.J.

Marion C. Friedman CGS’81 writes, “I retired from Penn (College Undergraduate Office) in November 1995 and the week after started as a volunteer at the Solis-Cohen Elementary School, two full days a week, assisting a second-grade teacher and an art teacher. I came back [late last year] to the College (in Logan Hall) for two bridal showers and a baby shower of my former co-workers.” Marion was profiled last November in Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent for her work and friendship as a phone buddy for over six years to an elderly house-bound woman in Overbrook Park, on behalf of Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

Dr. Richard Z. Kaplan C’81 GM’88 and his wife, Bonnie, proudly announce the latest addition to their family: Jordyn Elise Kaplan was born on Mar. 23, 2000. She joins Talia (four), and Daniel (two). “All are looking forward to Dad’s 20th Reunion in May.”

Dr. Chai Wook Kim EE’81 GEE’86 GrE’95 and his wife, Alice Won-Kim, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, William Sung Hweh Kim, on Dec. 22.

Dr. Hal M. Switkay C’81 G’81 is “sorry to everyone I’ve fallen out of touch with. Having just turned 40, here’s a brief review of what I’ve been doing since 1981: graduate school at Berkeley, Ph.D. in math at Lehigh, taught math at Swarthmore College, West Chester University and now Community College of Philadelphia. I still live in Swarthmore, Pa.; call (610) 543-3742 or e-mail <>, I’d love to hear from you. I’m in a band that plays Celtic, classical and klezmer music—how’s that for versatile? I’m still vegetarian and a light practitioner of yoga and qigong. I lecture to the public in Philadelphia about math, music and philosophy. Within the last year and a half, I’ve returned to my Jewish roots in daily practice: by the way, are there any nice, single Jewish women still out there?”

Patrick Connors C’82 <> has started his fifth year teaching linear perspective and painting in the graduate program at the New York Academy of Art and is also a visiting instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Last July the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography published his article, “The Oil Sketch and Representationist Thought in the Philadelphia School of Painting”; he also wrote “Through the Picture Plane: The Poetry in the Pictorial Space of Thomas Eakins.” Last year his paintings were exhibited at New York Academy of Design, the Butler Institute of American Art, Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Meredith Long & Co. and Hirschl & Adler Galleries, and in the fall he was nominated for inclusion in the 2001 Spring Exhibition at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Dr. Gail G. Glicksman GEd’82 Gr’97 <> moved to Chicago in July to join the staff of the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, a non-sectarian organization that conducts research, clinical consultation and educational programs. She is developing an innovative program on Judaism and health-care ethics and doing research on spiritual care at the end-of-life, on the role of pastoral counselors in genetic testing, and on Jewish perspectives on beginning-of-life issues ( She misses the Penn community, having served for 14 years as health-professions adviser and associate director of Penn’s Career Services Office, but is pleased that she’s had the chance to meet and work with some former students and colleagues in her new role.

Dr. Jesse M. Gordon C’82 and his wife, Wendy Silverman Gordon, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Mirah Ilene Gordon, on May 27, who was named in memory of her grandfather, Hiram M. Silverman W’54. She joins her brother Elliott, who is just over four years older. Jesse recently reached his 10-year-service anniversary at IBM where he continues to enjoy being a software-performance analyst <>. He and the family have been living in Austin, Tex., since shortly after he received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan.

Doug Perley WG’82 has joined Wells Fargo Energy Capital as a senior vice president to co-head its new acquisition & divestment group in Houston, Tex. Previously he was a senior member of BP Amoco’s A&D group.

Richard Perry C’82 recently joined Impath, Inc., as director of billing; the company is listed as one of the 100 fastest-growing small companies in the country. He lives in Roselle, N.J., with his wife, Carolyn.

Marc Porter C/W’82 was named international managing director of Christie’s, the world’s largest fine-arts auctioneers. Based at the Rockefeller Center headquarters, he manages the North American specialist departments <>.

Kurt A. Haglund GAr’83, vice president of RTKL Associates Inc., a Washington-based multi-disciplined design firm, has been named director of its corporate sector.

Barry Jaruzelski W’83 has been with the management consulting firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton for 13 years and a partner for five years. “I was just named lead partner of the firm’s global computer and electronics practice. My wife, Jennifer, and I have been living in Westfield, N.J., for seven years now with our two daughters, Katharine (seven) and Alison (three).

Warren Kornfeld W’83 has moved twice in the past two years: “to Seattle to become CFO of an auto-finance company client of mine. While Seattle is a great place to live and a very interesting place during the Internet boom in 1999 and 2000, I decided that for now I wanted to remain on the investment-banking side of the business. I joined William Blair & Co. in Chicago to head up the asset-back-securitization group and currently live in Lake Forest with my wife of 14 years, Shona, and three kids, Emily (12), Mimi (seven) and Alex (five)—who are growing up very quickly. We are keeping very busy exploring the Midwest. E-mail addresses are <> or <>.”

Lisa Learner GFA’83 writes, “I have been painting since the age of five and have been teaching painting and drawing since I was 22. 1 received my B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art with a major in painting in 1977 and then studied under Neil Welliver at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, where I received my M.F.A. in 1983. The most recent newsletter of the College Art Association featured me and my artwork. I was awarded the “Life in Delaware County Through the Eyes of the Artist” grant, funded by the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund and the Franklin Mint Foundation; in response, I will be creating a work of art celebrating some aspect of what is unique and vital to Delaware County. I was also one of six finalists chosen to submit a proposal to design, fabricate and install a site-specific work of art in either mosaic or tile at the soon-to-rebuilt Union Train Station in northeastern New Jersey.”

Samuel Navarro WG’83, global head of health-care corporate finance who is making quite a career for himself at ING Barings, the international corporate and investment bank in New York, was named to the board of Micro Therapeutics, an Irvine, Calif., manufacturer of vascular-disease medical devices.

Dean Papademetriou C’83 recently joined the law firm of Krokidas & Bluestein LLP in Boston, where he concentrates on corporate, real estate and nonprofit law. He visited Japan in November, and stayed with Tony Giannakoulias C’83 GEd’87, an editor and long-time resident of Tokyo.

Ellen Perl WG’83 is senior vice president of marketing at Inc., a Minneapolis-based e-marketplace for used and surplus business equipment. She had previously been at Pillsbury.

Bruce Rudy WG’83, after five years with a telecom start-up in Belgium, has become managing director at Wayport, a dot-com based outside London that provides services to travelers in airports and hotels.

Peter J. Schankowitz C’83 e-mails he has “just taken over as president of television at Film Roman, Inc. (producers of The Simpsons, King of the Hill), where I am in charge of all aspects of developing and producing the company’s animated and live-action television series and movies. My wife, Kathy, and our daughters, Carly and Casey, and I just moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., and my commute is now atrocious. I can be e-mailed at <>.”

Subramanian Sundaresh WG’83 is CEO of JetStream Communications Inc., a Los Gatos, Calif., provider of low-cost broadband access.

Jon Swalboski WG’83 writes from Boston, “I adopted my second child, Sarah Violet, from Wuhan, China. She joins her brother, Matthew, who was adopted from Russia in 1998.”

John Terwilliger C/W’83 <> has sold his specialty-coffee business in the Netherlands, Art of Coffee BV, and is currently undertaking an interim management assignment for Achmea Bank in The Hague.

Donna C. Wells W’83 <> left Charles Schwab & Co. in August and moved the family (Diana’s now six) to Silicon Valley, to join myCFO as chief marketing officer. The company, a wealth-management firm serving the high-net worth market, is Jim Clark’s fourth start-up (Silicon Graphics, Netscape and Healtheon/Web MD came first), founded out of his own frustration in managing the wealth he accumulated through those ventures. We’re growing very rapidly on the West Coast, I’m happy to say, and now represent over 300 clients with over $40 billion in assets. We will be expanding to the East Coast this year and I hope that that will give me the opportunity to be back in closer touch with Wharton friends.”

Andy Young WG’83 is vice president of marketing for Vivaldi Networks Inc.; based in Menlo Park, Calif., the company uses Web technology to provide programs to help brick-and-mortar retailers with customer purchase analysis.

Yon Cho W’84 e-mails his wife, Joan, had their second baby, James Lawrence, on July 27; he joins his older sister, Clara Yongsu (two). “After 10 years in Brooklyn, we moved to Summit, N.J., last summer and are enjoying the suburbs. Joan has retired from the actuarial business and is now home full-time taking care of the family. I’m still with Lehman Brothers and currently a managing director in the global commercial real-estate finance group.”

Eric F. Howlett C’84 has been named managing director of Rotary Lift Europe. He, his wife, Meredith, and two teenage daughters will be living in Rome.

Alton L. Adams WG’85 is CEO of MindBranch, Inc., a provider of market intelligence based in North Adams, Mass.; it was formerly Publications Resource Group, Inc. Previously he was president of Data Resources Inc., a division of Standard & Poors.

Dr. Daniel J. Barrett C’85 has just published a new book on computer network security, SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly & Associates); it is his third book. He is a vice-president in the technology arm of Merrill Lynch, and lives with his family in Boston.

Robert Bash C’85 <> e-mails, “Israel is one of the most dynamic regions of high-tech outside Silicon Valley, and I’m here funding early-stage companies with the Israel Infinity venture fund. I live in a little town in central Israel with my wife and three sons and am in touch with several Penn alumni who live here as well.”

Elizabeth Gold Duggal WG’85 has returned to live in Washington, after 15 years in London.

John C. Harte W’85 and Dr. Bonnie Zetlin Harte C’86 and Joshua Arthur (three in April) welcome Rachel Sarah, who was born on May 19. They recently moved to a single-family home in Bethesda, Md.

Andrew J. Lorentz C’85 relocated to Brussels in January. Wife Nancy, daughter Eva (seven) and son Jonathan (three) are all adjusting well to the land of moules frites and fruit-flavored beers. Andrew continues to work for the Washington-based law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, specializing in corporate transactions. His e-mail is <>, and check the family Web site (

Thomas Moyes WG’85 is chief financial officer of San Francisco-based Veon, a provider of video broadband-programming and interactive services for commercial and entertainment applications. Previously he was vice president for finance for Columbia Tristar’s international television group.

Toby Slodden WG’85 has been appointed to head a newly formed financial-products division of the MassMutual Financial Group, based in Springfield, Mass. He continues his responsibilities as senior vice president in charge of the Treasury and capital-markets operations. Previously he was a vice president at USF&G Corp.

Meg Charles C’86 <> e-mails, “Now that I have some time, I thought I would catch up and let you know where I am. Most recently, I was vice president for strategic planning, general counsel and secretary of Cignal Global Communications, Inc., a data, Internet and packetized-voice service provider. I recently closed the $400-million merger of Cignal with Priority Telecom, N.V., a Dutch-based competitive local-exchange service provider. Prior to Cignal, I was an equity partner in the Washington-based law firm of Swidler & Berlin, Chartered, where I specialized in telecommunications law and represented numerous international start-up telecommunications companies. (While [also] in private practice, the FCC’s international-bureau staff regularly consulted with me [on] the practical competitive impact of its policies.) I have recently relocated to Washington. After taking a planned break from the corporate world to find my passion, I plan to look for a new management opportunity with a start-up. In the meantime, I am informally advising a number of start-ups on strategic and financing issues in which I have passive investments. I would love to connect with alumni in the Washington area, especially those involved in politics, the arts or entrepreneurial endeavours.”

Daniel S. Greenberg EAS’86 has joined Mainspring, an eStrategy consulting company in Cambridge, Mass., as director in the industrial and life sciences practice. He “enjoyed watching the best Homecoming game in many years.”

Benjamin Ishak GRP’86 <> became a full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Technology at the University of Trisakti in Jakarta, last July. His previous teaching experience was in the graduate program at the School of Landscape Architecture, Bogor Institute of Agriculture, and at the University of Muhammadiyah, Jakarta. He adds he “had an opportunity to see Prof. McHarg at Penn in 1998, 1999 and 2000.”

Steven Alloy C/W’87 and his wife, Marjie, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey. They, along with their other children, Dana (six) and Brandon (four), live in Vienna, Va.

Deborah Proner Brand C’87 and her husband, David Brand, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Eric Charles, on Dec. 27. He joins big brother Stephen (three). Debbie, who received her law degree from New York University, is home full-time now after seven years practicing in the real estate department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She and the family live in Manhattan and can be reached at <>.

Brian Esler C’87 <> is “happy to (belatedly) announce that Yvonne Folan and I got married in Seattle, where we live, on July 8. Numerous Penn friends celebrated with us, including Ben Wecht C’87, Steve Kuller C’87, Sanjay Chheda EAS/W’88, Kevin Peters MtE’87 and Dave Lazar W’84.” In December they left for a delayed honeymoon—six weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Robert K. Fitts C’87 and Sarah Watkins Fitts C’87 announce the birth of their second son, Simon Elliot Fitts, on Oct. 20. Rob and Sarah live in New York: she is a partner at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, but is enjoying a leave of absence until this spring <>. He is an archaeologist specializing in New York and is involved in several writing and related projects <>. And he hosts a Web site, (, for people interested in collecting Japanese baseball cards and the history of the game.

Anthony L. Merli W’87 in December was notified by the American Society for Quality that he had passed the examination and had achieved the status of certified quality auditor.

Randi Roy C’87 WG’91 and her husband, Howard Cutler are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Ally Cutler on March 13, 2000; she joins four-year old big brother, Max. The family recently moved to Westport, Conn.

Carra Ericsson Castagnero C’88 <> writes to congratulate Steven J. Castagnero EAS’88 <>, for completing the Virginia Beach Sandman Triathlon in September. “He is hooked, and would enjoy a partner in next year’s triathlon.”

Jennifer Darnell C’88 and her husband, Gregory Chang, joyfully announce the arrival of their first son, Frederick Jin Chang, born in Seoul on June 26, home safely Nov. 21.

Lisa Lainer Fagan C’88 and her husband, Brian, joyfully announce the Dec. 14 birth of their son, Zev Nahum. He joins older brother Arieh in keeping their parents very busy.

Chris Gaebler C’88 WG’96 celebrated his wedding vows to the lovely Kelly McCall on scenic Catalina Island on Oct. 28; they honeymooned in Italy. Alumni attending included Chris’s father, Ted Gaebler WG’66, Larry Butler C’84, Jack Nitschke C’89, Kelly Ryan WG’96, Eric Shuey WG’96, Greg Brogger L’96 WG’96 and Nelson Bae C’90 (who sent in this note). Chris is CEO of

Michael Gold C/W’88 and Jennifer Smith Gold C’91 G’94 are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Sarah Emily, on Nov. 20. Moments after Sarah’s birth, Michael was informed that he has been promoted to partner at the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. He works in its Washington office, specializing in securities and mergers and acquisitions <>. After a brief hiatus as a full-time mom to Sarah, Jennifer plans to return this month to the Association of American Medical Colleges as senior research associate. Jennifer, Sarah and Michael live in Arlington, Va.

Judy Lobel C’88 writes that she is now a marketing manager in the Travelers Cheques division at American Express, responsible for worldwide packaging and product development.

Michelle A. McIntyre GNu’88 has joined the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C., where she practices product liability and tort litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was an education specialist with the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System of Ann Arbor. She lives in Saline.

Karen Post C/W’88 and her husband, Jon Nevett, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Michael Alexander Nevett, on July 29. He is joined by big sister, Rachel (two). Karen is a part-time attorney at the Washington law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC, specializing in intellectual property, media and Internet law <>.

Dr. Beth Toolan EAS’88 reports the birth of her son, Samuel Toolan Pal, on Sept. 24. She completed medical school at Brown University and a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in Providence, and now works in a urban community-health center. She and her husband, Neath Pal, who is chef owner of Neath’s New American Bistro, live in Providence. “If you’re in town, stop in at the restaurant, or e-mail at <>.”

Jonathan S. Blue C’89 <> is enjoying his second daughter, Tamar Leah Blue, since her birth on Nov. 27. He and his wife, Tracy, have another daughter, Talia Miriam, who was born on Dec. 29, 1998.

Dr. Maria Manta Conroy EAS’89 <> e-mails “It’s been a very busy couple of years: I’ve gotten married to Patrick Conroy, finished my doctorate in city and regional planning from UNC-Chapel Hill, and started as an assistant professor at Ohio State University. Pat and I are having lots of fun in Columbus with our dogs and our friends—including Eric Werwa MtE’92.”

Stacey Greene EAS’89 writes, “Thanks to all the GE sorors and friends who sent their condolences on the death of my father this past June. It was good to hear from you, even under those circumstances. As it turns out, that time of year was quite bittersweet: in May, I was promoted to general plant manager for the Coca-Cola Dallas syrup plant. I am responsible for over $500M of fountain-syrup production and the largest of three distribution centers, which supplies all Coca-Cola bottlers west of the Mississippi. I am looking forward to doing great things in my new job, especially given that I am the first woman to hold this position. I’d love to hear from folks living in the Dallas area. Drop me a line at <>.”

Scott A. Kislin W’89 recently became a partner in the New York office of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practices corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. “My wife, Cydney, and I will soon be celebrating our sixth anniversary.”

Sharyn Lubin Levitt C’89 last year was appointed director of development for the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, having joined it in June 1999. Previously she was an assistant director of planned giving and endowments in the New York headquarters of United Jewish Communities. Among her other responsibilities is a new initiative for teenagers, the Teen Tzedakah Fund, which began last fall in cooperation with the Bureau of Jewish Education. Sharyn and her husband, Dr. Marc Levitt C’89, have two children, Sam and Raquel, and live in Buffalo.

Yael Levy C’89 and Dr. Joshua Needleman C’87 are delighted to report the birth of their daughter, Daniella Miriam Needleman, on Oct. 1. She joins her three-year-old brother Erez; the family lives in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Yael is an assistant district attorney in the appeals bureau of the Bronx D.A.’s office and Josh is a pediatric pulmonologist at Montefiore Medical Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine <>.

Jayne Ressler C/W’89 L’94 <> is a full-time professor of legal research and writing at Brooklyn Law School.

Paul D. Rubin W’89 L’92 <> was elected partner in the Washington office of Patton Boggs; he is a regulatory lawyer and lobbyist.

Jennifer Rand Stein C’89 and Michael D. Stein EAS’87 are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Jason Harry Stein, on May 10. He recently became an equity partner at the Washington firm of Staas & Halsey LLP, where he specializes in intellectual-property law. She is on hiatus from her career as a civil litigator to be a full-time stay-at-home mom and is loving every minute of it. They live in Gaithersburg, Md.


Todd Brody C’90 <> ran the New York Marathon (his first) on Nov. 5; he finished in 4 hrs. 39 min., coming in 18,698th place. Ellen Seiler Brody W’91 was a proud spectator, standing around Mile 17 on First Avenue.

Kassie Costello Nu/W’90 married Dr. Paul Yang in Atlanta on Oct. 14. She is working there as a nurse-midwife <>.

Howard A. Cutler C/W’90 writes that Abigail Jill Cutler joined the family on Sept. 29. Big sister Elizabeth is busy helping mom, Emily, and dad with Abby. They both enjoy playing with their cousins, Paxton and new arrival Isabel Julia Cutler, who was born on Sept. 23 to Barb and Jonathan J. Cutler C’93 WG’97.

Creighton R. Donnald EAS’90 married Gabrielle Tarr Donnald C’91 in Ellicott City, Md., on Sept. 30. Among the guests were Katherine A. Warren FA’91, D. Rick Sotomayor C’92 and Jacqueline F. Polak EAS’90. Creig and Gabrielle live in Ellicott City; he received his master’s in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 1999 and works as a software engineer for the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, and she received her master’s in social work from the University of South Carolina last year and works as a social worker for People Encouraging People in Baltimore. They would love to hear from old friends and can be reached at <>.

Amy Egger C’90 and James Kaplan WG’96 are happy to announce their engagement; the wedding is planned for October. They live in Manhattan where she is an associate in the real estate department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and he is an associate with McKinsey & Company.

Perry Goldberg W’90 <> has been elected partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella LLP, which he joined after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1993. His practice focuses on complex litigation regarding intellectual-property and entertainment matters. He and his wife, Marci, live in Woodland Hills, Calif., with their two small children, Logan and Mallory.

Sherry Greenberg Nu’90 GNu’92 and Brian Greenberg W’91 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Avery Harris Greenberg, on May 31. “Avery has already appeared, at six months old, on Franklin Field with the Penn Band (trumpet in hand).”

Sara Jackson-Azu EAS’90 and her husband, Charles Azu, are the proud parents of Lauryn Nneka Azu, who was born on Jan. 18, 2000. “We’re living in Detroit, and would love to hear from old classmates at <>.”

Dr. Chris Kager C’90 M’94 and Dr. Stephanie Ralph Kager C’89, in June moved from Cincinnati to Cleveland for one year. He is to finish a neurosurgery fellowship in spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in July, and Steph is working part-time as a pediatrician at Rainbow Babies Hospital. He himself accepted a neurosurgery position in Lancaster, Pa., beginning in August. “The four kids are doing great and looking forward to visiting Franklin Field and the Palestra, a short drive from Lancaster <>.”

Adam E. Kraidin C’90 <> joined the New York office of the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP as a fifth-year associate in October; he specializes in Internet law, intellectual-property law and commercial litigation.

Anish Kumar GAr’90 GFA’90 heads the new urban-design practice of The Hillier Group Architects. Previously with Wallace, Roberts & Todd, he is an award-winning urban planner whose work on the Jersey City Master Plan, the Hudson-Bergen LRT System and the Newark Economic Development Plan has received national attention. An adjunct professor at Drexel University, he lives in Philadelphia.

Bruce Levine GPU’90 was recently promoted to executive vice president of Admine, “the world’s first Internet marketplace to license print, radio and television advertising,” and which is based in Herndon, Va. He joined the company last March as vice president of strategy.

Nancy Roset Miller W’90 married John Miller in November; they met while attending the Kellogg Business School, Class of 1996. She works in venture capital at Sienna Holdings ( and they live in San Francisco.

David H. Mirman C’90 married Caset Radan in Yakima, Wash., on May 13 and in Manila on Aug. 5. She recently finished her master’s of computer science and he teaches biology at Mt. San Antonio Community College <>. They live near Pasadena, Calif.

Bill Passer W’90 and Jami Rozen Passer C/W’91 announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Carly Beth Passer, on Sept. 5.

Travis Richardson C’90 has joined the Chicago office of Duane, Morris & Heckscher. He practices employment/labor litigation and commercial litigation.

Thomas Silk C’90 WG’00 <> is working in brand management for The Clorox Company in Oakland, Calif. And he was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Recently he became the proud owner of a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible.

Elizabeth Treubert Simon C’90 GEd’93 and Michael Simon C’92 “got hitched” in Washington on Oct. 21. Penn was well-represented in the wedding party, including best man Matthew Agin C/W’92 and groomsmen Michael Dubrow W’92, Dr. Jayakar Nayak C’92 and Tom Gordon C’92. Alumni attending included Lewis Gordon C’57 L’60, Peter Axelrad L’64, Romeo Tiu C’88, Eric Godshalk C’90, Bill Larimer EAS’90, R. Karl Rethemeyer C/W’91, Jodi Kerper C’93, Dr. Glenn McLintock C’90, Pam Sosne Konde C’91, Marla Sims W’92, David Perry C’92, Mitchell Kraus C’93, Dr. Marty Dellwo Gr’93, Ken MacFarlane C/EAS’94, Valerie Blassey EAS’94, Jen Gordon C’95 GEd’96, Melissa Geschwind C’96, Ray Braithwood EAS’97 and Angie Potter Braithwood Nu’97 and Chris Pike G’98. Mike, Liz, and their two birds live in Gaithersburg, Md.

Dr. George J. Vassar C’90 e-mails that “After medical school and a six-year residency, I began private practice in urology here in San Antonio in July. And in October we had our second daughter, Caroline. My e-mail at work is <>.”

Rabbi Steven Zacharow C’90 <> graduated in November from the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, an affiliate of the Masorti/Conservative movement and of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He has lived in Israel since 1991 and for almost three years has been acting rabbi of the Shevet Achim Congregation in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

Deborah Kupfer Cosgrove C’91 and her husband, Elliot, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Elana, on Nov. 24. The happy family lives in Chicago. “Lucy can’t wait to see her aunt, Dr. Gaby Rosenberg Cosgrove C’91, and cousin, Jenna, soon.”

Amy Niehaus Edwards C’91 and her husband, Jeff, joyfully announce the birth of their twins, Quincey Katherine and Spencer Raymond, on Sept. 22 <>.

Brad J. Finkelstein W’91 and Dr. Mikal Shechter Finkelstein C’91 proudly announce the birth of their first child, Noah James Finkelstein, on Dec. 6—he is already looking forward to being a member of the Class of 2022. Brad is an attorney with O’ Sullivan, Graev & Karabell in New York, focusing on representing private equity funds <> and Mikal is a pediatric resident at New York University Medical Center <>.

Howard Kahn C’91 is happy to announce that he has “just become engaged to Monica Cohen Cornell. I recently went to the wedding of my Penn roommate Jon Kosow C’91 to Lisa Reade in Hermosa Beach Calif. Also in the wedding party were Darren Kimball W’91 and Wayne Potters W’91; Wayne and his wife, Loree Politziner Potters W’91, came with their baby girl, and Darren brought his new fianc╚, Kim. Rick Troy C’91 and his wife, Julie Kosann Troy, just announced the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Rachel.”

Missy Bechler Linn Nu’91 and Eric Linn W’92 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Frances Linn, in Chicago on June 2. Missy is a pediatric nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Eric is CEO and co-founder of ShopTalk Networks, Inc. <>

Patricia E. Pruett C’91 is engaged to be married to Richard L. Case Jr. of Marblehead, Mass.; the wedding is set for June. She is the New England account manager in Boston for Sports Illustrated magazine, a division of Time Warner <>, and he is a division vice president for PaineWebber.

David S. Rich C’91 has joined the law firm of Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal LLP, based in Newark, N.J., as an associate practicing matrimonial law and commercial litigation <>; previously, he was an associate at a boutique law firm in New York. He and his wife, Galit Chinitz Rich C’90 <>, live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Heather Hertzske Riley C’91 G’95 married Bill Riley on New Year’s Eve 1995, “and we have been living in the Washington area for the past three and a half years. To keep the holiday theme going, we had a baby boy on Independence Day 2000. Although we gave him the first name Liam, his middle name, Franklin, practically chose itself, as a result of our Philadelphia origins and his birthday.” In December they were looking forward to moving to the Chicago area in February.

David Simon C’91 <> lives in New York and has just celebrated “my first anniversary being married to Stacey Mirsky. The wedding party included Bart Barre C’91 GEd’92 and David Goldsmith C’93 G’93. I am an associate with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and have also been performing with the Village Light Opera Group where I played J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Daryl F. Todd Jr. C’91 <> has been named director of legal and regulatory affairs for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton, N.J.

Ellen Morrison Yarborough C’91 GEd’92 e-mails that “in the past three months, my husband, Bryan, and I have sold our house, moved to Lake Tahoe and given birth to our first son, Cameron West. After resigning as head of academics for an Idaho boarding school, I am now a fulltime mom—and loving every minute.”

Craig Garner C’92 was named partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Van Etten, Suzumoto & Becket LLP. He specializes in health-care law and general business litigation.

Dr. Patrice Firpo Guitreau C’92 married Dr. Joseph R. Guitreau Jr. in Penn Valley, Pa., on April 29, 2000. “My sisters, Erica Firpo C’94 and Christina Firpo shared maid-of-honor duty. Many alumni shared our happiness, including sorority sisters Jennifer Wang Bradford C’92 GEd’95, Deborah J. Matties C’92 and Penny Lucas Bukowitz C’94. Other Quakers in attendance were Dr. Akilan Arumugham C’92, Capt. Donald P. Bradford C’89, Allison Rosenberg Donovan C’92, Ariann Siegel Lewis C’92, Dr. Lisa Miller C’92, Dr. Lee Radosh C’93, Debbie Schaffer Schoeman C’92 and Sabrina Walheim C’94. We spent an amazing honeymoon in St. Lucia. Joseph and I now live in Houston, Tex., after completing our residencies at the Baylor College of Medicine; he is an instructor in internal medicine there and I have joined Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates, P.A. When not delivering babies, I can be reached at <>.”

Dr. Andrew Kim C’92 and his wife, Susy M. Kim, joyfully announce their marriage, on Nov. 25. He is finishing up a radiology residency at Montefiore Medical Center, and she is a fixed income research analyst. They were introduced by Thomas J. Lee W’91, who is Susy’s brother and Andrew’s longtime friend. They live in New York.

Dr. Lorna Timmreck C’92 <> is happy to announce that “I got married last May to Dr. David Smink. We met while we were completing our residencies at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Chicago. I just finished my residency in obstetrics and gynecology and David in orthopedic surgery. We moved to Boston where we are completing fellowships in sports medicine and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, respectively. We were thrilled to have several Penn grads at our wedding, including Lisa Most C’92, Elisa Ingis C’92, Molly McGowan C’91, Peter Kane C’91, Peter van der Goes C/W’91 WG’98 L’99 and Dr. Douglas Smink M’99. I would love to hear from any fellow alumni.”

Deborah Brown C’93 married Jefrey Pollock C’93 in the D.A.R. Genealogical Library in Washington on Sept. 23. They were happy to be surrounded by Penn family and friends: Dr. Ashley Brown GD’69, Joy Kleiner Pollock L’68, Dr. Gregory Brown C’90, Jessica Pollock C’95 and Eric Palace C/W’93 stood up with the bride and groom, and Keith Dallara EAS/W’94, Michael Poulos W’93, Michael Berman C’93 and Douglas Kalish W’93 “held or at least tried to hold the wedding Huppah.” Jennifer Barall C’93 and Jennifer Stuart C’93 were ushers, and Meredith Fein Lichtenberg C’93, Diana Tapper C’93 and Jason Gorevic C’93 participated in the ceremony “with assistance from honorary paramedics” Joshua Frank C’93 and Benjamin Kupersmit C’93. Other guests included Jenny Goldberg W’93, Lisabeth Binder W’93, Carolyn Friedman Frank C’93, Daniel Trencher C’93, Adam Strassberg C’93, Andy Roth C’93 and Seth Bloom C’95. Deb and Jef now live in New York.

Raymond Bummer W’93 <> recently returned to the United States after working in London for almost two years. He and Dennis Mendoza W’93 co-founded a business and technology consulting firm, Solution Creation ( “Our goal is to provide clients the expertise they need while challenging some of the difficulties associated with traditional consulting engagements.”

Michael T. Chen EAS’93 and Susan Lee Chen C’95 joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Joshua Michael, on Dec. 26. Mike is a computer consultant with Trilogy Consulting and Susan graduated from law school in December; they live in Richmond, Va.

Jonathan Goldstein C’93 was recently engaged to Julia Farnham of Atlanta; the wedding will be there in October. Jonathan is president of Urban Technology Group (, a collaborative computing and e-commerce consulting organization headquartered in Philadelphia.

Justin K. Martinez-Sowers EAS’93 married Ebru Ural W’93 at the Maitland Art Center, a historical site in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 10. Attending the wedding were Howard Blecher C’93, Jeff Liebert EAS’93 and Sanjeeth Pai EAS’93. “After honeymooning in the Caribbean, Ebru and I are back living and working in New York. She is now a brand manager at Philip Morris after graduating from Columbia’s MBA program this summer, while I am now a consultant with DiamondCluster International after finishing my MBA at MIT’s Sloan School. We would love to hear from old friends at <> and <>.”

Shelley Rossell Rust C’93 G’93 married Thomas Rust in Chicago on Oct. 14. “We live in Chicago, and would love to hear from friends <>.”

Wendy Saperstein Wiseberg C’93 and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their pride and joy, Jacob Adam, on May 3. The family lives in New York, where Jason is a sales leader at Bloomberg; Wendy resigned from her position as a project manager at Forest Laboratories to be with Jake full-time <>.

Dana Rebak Doctorow C’94 WG’00 and David Doctorow C’95 were married in White Plains, N.Y., on July 2. She received an MBA from Wharton in May and is now a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their San Francisco office. He received an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in June and is an associate in McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley Accelerator.

Marc Feinstein C’94 married Jennifer Caplan at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington on Nov. 4. Alumni present included Marc’s grandfather, Dr. Louis Feinstein Ch’34 G’39, and his uncle Henry Feinstein W’68. Other alumni in attendance were Jordan Rohan W’93, Richard Gorelick C’93, Michael Gorelick C’94, Erik Sulman C’93 and Dara Less C’94. Marc is currently an architect in Washington at the office of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA, Architect <>, and Jennifer is an audiologist in Rockville, Md.

Jamie Koy Ginsberg G’94 WG’94 writes that after six years at Enron she took the start-up plunge by becoming head of corporate development for the Muller Sports Group in New York. The sports-management arm of Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, it owns a sports cable channel (which broadcasts 24x7 in Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese), two soccer teams in Brazil, and some rights companies. Jamie is having a great time with the job, particularly the perks <>.

Raghu Krishnaiah WG’94 is head of U.S. operations at, an e-business company in San Jose, Calif., that focuses on electronic customer-relationship management; he continues in his role of chief operating officer.

Sandra M. Stahl C’94 married Jack Gross in Allentown, Pa., on Oct. 15; Laura Skrovanek Cullen C’94 was matron of honor. Jack is an attorney and Sandra is assistant director of marketing and Web manager at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, and a freelance writer. She is finishing up her master’s thesis in social relations at Lehigh University.

Sarah Stevens C’94 <> announces that last September she joined the staff at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Peebles Island Resource Center as assistant textile conservator for the battle-flag preservation program. “I’ll be working to help preserve the nearly 2,000 battle flags in the collection of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs with another Penn grad, my boss and fellow textile conservator, Deborah Lee Trupin CW’75.”

Amy Lynn Sykes C’94 recently left the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York to join the tax practice group at King & Spalding in Atlanta. “I am very excited to be back in Atlanta, where I graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1999. I would love to hear from my Penn friends both near and far and can be contacted at <>.”

Brian A. Block C’95 is pleased to announce his engagement on Nov. 16 to Deborah Malkin; he proposed at sunset on the beach of the Caribbean island, Cura┴ao. She is a ballroom-dancing instructor in Arlington, Va.; her father, Bruce Malkin C’67, stepmother, Joanne Rinehart Malkin CW’62, and sister, Jennifer Malkin C’99, are all alumni. Brian is a securities attorney in Washington <>.

Joseph N. Bongiovanni C’95 married Anne Bushman in Staunton, Va., on Aug. 12. Many Penn friends and family attended, with Charles Girard C’96, Tiffany Otto C’96, Stu Loeser C’95 and Mary Elizabeth Morris GEd’95 in the bridal party. Joe and Anne live in Narberth, Pa.; he graduates from Temple School of Law this spring and she is an account executive with Tierney Communications.

Rosalie Will Boxt C’95 married Jason Boxt in St. Louis on Aug. 14, 1999; Andrea Kemp C’95 was in the wedding party. Rosalie and Jason live in New York, where she is in her final months of cantorial school, working at a Reform congregation in Glen Cove, N.Y., and he works at the market research and political consulting firm Global Strategy Group (of which Jefrey Pollock C’93 is president).

Stephen Gustafson WG’95 writes that in the last 18 months he has worked as director of finance for an Internet start-up,, was director of Web site design projects with USWeb/CKS, and is now with IBM Consulting’s e-strategy business.

Rashaan Josey EAS’95 and Kafi Laramore-Josey welcomed a son, Langston Malik Laramore-Josey, into their family on Aug. 18.

Jeannette Stankiewicz Kates Nu’95 GNu’97 and her husband, Kevin, announce “the birth of our son, Noah James, on Dec. 29, weighing 7lb.11oz. He joins big sister, Hannah, who is 15-months old.”

Deborah Duenes Kay C’95 <> married Scott Kay in Newport Beach, Calif., on Nov. 18. Alumni attending the wedding included Mali Heled C’95 G’95, Stacey Gershwind Bennett C’95, Cara Rubenstein Gardenswartz C’96 and Daniel Gardenswartz W’95, Jane Reisman W’95, Jessica Pollock C’95, Robert Heller C’95 L’98, Jennifer Specht WG’00, Mark Pearson WG’00 and Adrienne Jakobsons Green CW’64. Debbie and Scott recently moved from New York to San Francisco, where she is a senior editor at Health magazine, and he is a securities analyst for large-cap pharmaceutical companies at Banc of America Securites.

Michael Rosenberg L’95 and Paul Auh L’95 recently co-hosted a day-long seminar on “Advanced Legal Writing for the Pennsylvania Paralegal,” sponsored by the Institute for Paralegal Education. Michael practices commercial litigation at the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP and Paul practices general litigation at the law firm Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.

Gabriel Rutman C’95, a member of the Gabriel Mann Situation, e-mails that the group’s recent East Coast tour “was a great success. It was our first real trip as a band for an extended period of time. We really had a great time, played some great shows, and in general loved being out there; it was an amazing experience to finally leave the womb of our L.A. home base, to get in front of some fresh faces who’ve never heard our music before, and to show them what we’re doing out here. Equally rewarding was playing for those of you who’ve got the album but who’d never seen us live, and seeing you all sing along to our music—amazing. Check ( for photos of some of the best moments.”

Michelle Vaserstein C’95 is director of broadcast programming with SignCast, Inc., in Chicago.

Lija Bentley C’96 e-mails, “After getting an MSI at the University of Michigan in 1997, I hung out in Ann Arbor for a couple of years and then went to work at answerthink as a user-experience architect. I married Dr. Joseph Phillips in September—we met at Michigan—and we bought a house in Pittsburgh two months later. He’s doing a post-doc in artificial intelligence and I’m traveling up and down the East Coast preaching and applying the gospel of the power of a positive user experience on the Web <>.”

Deborah Canty SW’96 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads as an associate in its business department.

Michael Saltzman GAr’96 GRP’97 is co-founder and leadership group member of the Newark, N.J., office of The Hillier Group Architects. He is leading the Newark Area Arena District Redevelopment Plan, a 45-acre downtown revitalization effort, while serving as project designer for 744 Broad Street, a 35-story landmark office tower undergoing a complete retro-fit and historic renovation.

Heather Anne Seiffert C’96 is “thrilled to announce my engagement to Michael Patrick Donnelly. We got engaged on Thanksgiving and are getting married in Exton, Pa., on Nov. 3. I currently teach sixth grade in Springfield. I am also completing graduate school at West Chester University where I am working towards a dual master’s degree in both secondary-school guidance counseling and higher education/community counseling <> or <>. Mike is a financial planner at The Vanguard Group. For the time being, we live in Wayne, with our dog, Tocchet.”

Wendy Commins W’97 and Tim Blake EAS/W’96 are pleased to announce their engagement; a December wedding is planned. He proposed to her on a sailboat docked at the seaside town of Marmaris, Turkey, on a recent vacation in the Greek and Turkish islands. She is a biotechnology investment analyst for Ziff Brothers Investments and he is a vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston’s fixed-income-derivatives trading group.

Lt. Tai De Sa W’97 in December completed three exercises in the Sea of Japan, as a member of the admiral’s staff on board the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.

Lisa Raphaeli Watkins C’97 and Jake Watkins C’97 are thrilled to announce that they married at the University Club in Chicago on August 5. Penn family members included Jake’s father, John Watkins C’69, his uncle Bob Watkins C’72, and cousin Jared Watkins C’03. Participating in the wedding were Adrienne Supino C’97, Jocelyn Hepp C’97, Alissa Zolla C’97, Howard Kozloff C’97 and Hudson Osgood C’97. Other alumni attending included Paul Andersen C’96, Caspar Bentinck C’97, Erik Bergman C’97, Tom Chyla C’97, Cliff Cohn C’97, August Cole C’97 and Corrie Alexander C’97, Marcus Dahllof C’97, Jed Freedlander C’97, Joe Galone W’97, Pat Iles W’97, Carl Irace C’97, Jason Klapper W’98, Dr. Eddie Kotary D’98, Jessica Le Blanc EAS’97, Dan Levine C’98, Angela Marks C’97, Andy McBrien C’97, Alex McClennan EAS’97, Katherine Viener Riordan C’97 and Aidan Riordan C’94, Hope Varney Best EAS’97, Brannon Winn C’97 and Gene Yoon W’97. Jake and Lisa live in San Francisco where he will graduate in May with a master’s in architecture from UC Berkeley <> and Lisa is a product marketing manager at Exodus Communications in Santa Clara <>. “We would love to hear from old classmates and friends.”

Beth Lewis Hicks C’98 and William Hicks are pleased to announce that they married in October <>.

Jason Marino WG’98 last year left Franklin Mutual Series to join Pequot Capital Management, a $10-billion U.S.-based hedge fund. He will move to London to focus on European telecom-service equities.

Christine Albanese McGrath C’98 married Jess McGrath C’98 in Montville, N.J., on Oct. 14. Fr. Charles Pfeffer of the Penn Newman Center performed the beautiful and emotional ceremony. The best man was long-time friend Steve Schorr W’98. Other alumni at the ceremony included Julie Hollows Fitzgerald C’97, Meryl Horowitz C’98, Piya Saraiya C’97, Susan Chen C’98, Michael Joseph C’99 and Colin McLean EAS’98. Christine and Jess recently settled down in their new home in Clifton. Feel free to contact them at <>.

Jonathan Miller W’98 <> has joined SKF USA Inc. as a strategic marketing analyst; this follows a strategic-sourcing position with Bethlehem Steel. The new job includes responsibilities for market research and new-business development, and is located near Lansdale, Pa.

Lindsay B. Miller C’98 announces she is engaged to Bradley Whitfield; they are to be married at the First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Fla., in March. Shannon Dietzmann C’98, Natalie Shreiber C’97 and Johanna Matloff C’98 are bridesmaids, and Tricia Fryer Mokriski SW’99 is the matron of honor. Lindsay’s e-mail address is <>

Zack Miller C’98 married Betsy Bissell of Sacramento, Calif., on June 25; the ceremony was held at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va. They now live in Houston, Tex., where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at Rice University and she is the campaign donor-relations coordinator in the alumni and development office at Rice.

Sasha R. Schamber C’98 is “off to Cote d’Ivoire in January to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in a maternal and child health clinic. My work will be specifically focused on HIV/AIDS prevention education. I realize that the journey I am about to embark on will be both enchanting and petrifying—and I cannot wait to begin.”

Ellen Trachtenberg C’98 and Jamie Copaken C’97 were married on Oct. 15 at Tribeca Rooftop, a loft space in New York. Their parents are Joanne and Alan Trachtenberg W’69, and Bunni Kaplan Copaken CW’61 and Paul Copaken W’59. Alumni in the wedding party included brothers Keith Copaken C’86, Jon Copaken C’89 and Craig Trachtenberg EAS’03, as well as Alexis Bennett C’96, Ashley Collins C’98, Judy Kawaguchi W’98, Karen Pasternack C’98, Elizabeth Prostic C’96, Jon Fox W’97, Zach Lutsky C’97, Van Menard W’97 and Chris O’Donnell C’97. Attending the wedding were many other Penn friends. Ellen and Jamie now live in New York and have an apartment in the West Village. She is a senior consultant at FutureBrand, an international brand consultancy within the McCann Erickson World Group, where she works on marketing strategy and brand-valuation projects for Fortune 500 companies. He is taking graduate classes in psychology and social work at Columbia University.

Michael Friedman W’99 married Lauri Kleinstein C’96 in Manhasset, N.Y., on Nov. 18 Both were surrounded by family and friends, including almost 40 alumni. Michael was proud to have 20 members of his Tau Epsilon Phi pledge class and his freshman roommate, Michael Grossman C’99, and Lauri had housemates from 4029 Locust Street there: Dahlia Aronson C’96 was a witness and Jill Levine Levitt C’96, Patti Ducoff C’96 and Judy Grunwald Kleinstein C’95 were in the bridal party. Steve Kleinstein EAS’94, Lauri’s brother, was in the groom’s party.


Robert Olson C’00 is engaged to Sara Probasco C’99; the wedding is planned for next February. They met as undergraduate residents in Stouffer College House. He will receive his master’s in education in May and she works in Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions.

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