Dr. Marvin L. Gerber C37 e-mails, After receiving my M.D. from Stanford, I spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1961 with rank of captain. I practiced surgery in Marin County, near San Francisco, until 1983 and then retired again. I am currently active in the Commission on Aging and the Emergency Medical Care Commission. I play organ for a Masonic lodge, and golfthough not very well. Looking forward to coming to Philadelphia for our 65th Class Reunion in May.
John J. Newberry Jr. W37 writes, My wife, Bettie, and I celebrated 60 years of happy and rewarding marriage in October 2000 with a wonderful celebration party attended by some 75 friends and relatives at the famous Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. She passed away several weeks later; she was 82 years old.
Robert Solenberger C38 G40 writes, I am thankful to enjoy good health, often walking a mile or two. From mid-August to late October 2000, I enjoyed another trip to Europe, adding a few countries not previously visited. I flew via Amsterdam to Bergen, where I had time to visit a Viking museum before boarding a cruise, which included both spectacular fiords and interesting stops on the Norwegian coast, including Trondheim, with an impressive Gothic cathedral. Tromso has an outstanding museum (something I delight in visiting). Videos aboard ship gave ethnographic detail of local Lapps (there Santa Claus dresses as a Lapp, who still use reindeer). Eventually we crossed the Arctic Circle and rounded North Cape to reach Kirkenes, a trading post near the Russian boundary. Once back in Bergen, I took a train to Oslo, crossing the barren mountain area of central Norway. My fluency in German (learned at Penn) helps me understand Scandinavian languages. I enjoyed a conducted bus tour of Oslo, and attended a Lutheran church service with fine music. (There are quite a few Quakers in Norway, but I could not get to visit them. In North Dakota, in the spring of 1943, I was in a camp for religious objectors with young Quaker COs from Stavanger, Iowa, and many farmers there were from Norway.) Bergen has fine museums and a botanical garden. I visited Denmark, then took a train into Germany (the customs guards train did not ask for my passport); a sleeper overnight from Hamburg to Milan; Nice; via Marseilles to Irun and San Sebastian in Spain; a sleeper to Lisbon; bus tour, including Algarve, Oporto, and Coimbra; sleeper from Lisbon to Madrid; train via France to Italy; railway car on boat to Medina and Palermo in Sicily and bus tour of that island; flew from Rome to Athens (paths on the Acropolis very slippery, but good museum there); cruise ship to Crete and Thera; ashore at Kusadasi (biblical Ephesus); Istanbul, Mykinos. Finally, by air from Athens to Tucson.
Laurens B. Mathews W44 writes, I had the pleasure last summer of getting together with many of my NROTC classmates in Carlisle, Pa. I have enjoyed life in Charlotte, N.C., and take several trips a year to various parts of this worldand dont intend to stop it just because of some misguided terrorists, so long as I remain in good health.
Margie Black Warres PSW44 writes that she continues to actively serve on various boards and committees in Baltimore. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including being honored at two recent 75th anniversary galas of Maryland organizations, and remains listed in Whos Who of America, including in the millennium edition. She continues to travel the world with her husband, Dr. H. Leonard Warres, and enjoy their growing family of six grandchildren.
Jane Ann Livingston Fleming CW45 had a small gathering of her Penn family on campus last year, with George L. Fleming C75, Kelly Reid C99, Thomas J. Reid C73, Ann Fleming Reid CW72, Walter C. Evans C70, Megan Evans C99, and Andrew F. Evans C02.
Leonard Feldman C47 WG49 writes that his daughter, Kathy L. Feldman C81, was last year named by the Washington Law and Politics Journal in its annual list of Super Lawyers. With the firm of Ater Wynne LLP, her specialty is employment litigation and labor and employment law. She, her husband, and two children, Jesse and Allison, live in the Montlake section of Seattle.
Dr. George B. Kauffman C51, professor of chemistry at the California State University at Fresno, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each year the AAAS Council honors those of its members, both domestic and foreign, whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science and engineering are scientifically or socially distinguished. He has been an AAAS life member since 1962.
Dr. H. Newton Garber EE52 will celebrate his 50th Reunion in May. That in and of itself is quite an occasion, e-mails his daughter, Susan Garber Gordon EAS79 GEng79, but he has the good fortune to be celebrating the happy event along with the graduation of his granddaughter, Miriam Pogach C02. In addition, her father, Dr. Leonard Pogach C72, is celebrating his 30th reunion. Her mother is Gail Garber Pogach CW73 GEd73.
Benham (Bud) Fuhrman MtE53 is president of Fuhrman Management Associates, a registered investment advisor. In 1982 he established a charitable remainder trust for a client, Geraldine D. Wilson, who died recently at the age of 97; the assets in the trust (with a value in excess of $800,000) became part of the Universitys permanent endowment. Penn has been granting an annual scholarship to winning recipients from Geraldine Wilsons county in New Jersey since 1982, and will continue to do so in perpetuity; while she did not attend Penn and only had a relationship through Bud, she was able to meet the winners of her scholarship and have contact with them for the 18 years before her death.
Alex Greenfeld L53, a Washington attorney, was invited to the Foreign Relations Council of Washington in December. He had served as corporate and news counsel for The New York Times Co. (1972-79), U.S. News & World Report (1985-88), and served as a professor of media law at University of California at Berkeley, 1979-84. And he was a co-founder of WHYY-TV, the Delaware Valley PBS station.
Jack Farber W54 is chair of CSS Industries Inc. in Philadelphia, a company that produces seasonal social-expression and educational products. He is also head of the Farber Family Foundation, Inc., which last year gave $10 million to Thomas Jefferson University to establish a neurosciences-research institute, initially focusing its efforts on Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders. He has served on Jeffersons board of trustees since 1984 and as chair from 1995 to 2000, and is currently a trustee of the Jefferson Health System.
Russel I. Kully W54 e-mails that his wife of nearly 40 years, Hannah, and he have successfully concluded their first, joint community effort as co-chairs of a major capital campaign for Pasadenas largest homeless shelter. He remains of counsel with the Washington-based law firm of Arnold & Porter, and continues as the overseer chair of the art-collections committee of the Huntington Library. He reports that they traveled to Australia three times last year to be with their family near Sydney.
Prof. Virginia A. Lucas Nu55 GNu63 in November received the New Jersey Distinguished Service Award, and she received the Catholic War Veterans Holy Cross Post 417 For Country Award, in recognition of dedication to American ideals and outstanding display of pride and patriotism to the flag and country. She is the third vice-commander of Post 417. A flight nurse in the Vietnam war, she is a retired lieutenant-colonel with the U.S. Air Force.
James J. Heffernen W56 e-mails that Dick Gerber W56 was honored by Norristown (Pa.) High School, by his induction into its Hall of Fame. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission; interestingly enough, he was appointed to the commission by both Republican and Democratic governors in successive administrations.
Dr. Maurice F. Lewis C57 and his wife announce the birth of our sixth grandchild, Ryan Joseph Fairlie, a future Penn graduate.
Jon Wurtzburger C57 will be a guest dealer at a Casino Night fundraiser, to be held on March 31 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, for Angel Flight East, a non-profit organization of volunteer pilots that provides free air transportation on private aircraft for medically and financially needy children and adults throughout the Northeast (www.angelflighteast.org).
Dr. Michael L. Steiner C58 GM84 writes, I am president and CEO of North Palm Childrens Physicians, a multi-specialty group where I practice pediatrics and pediatric cardiology five days a week. I am also a pediatric-cardiology consultant for the Florida state Division of Childrens Medical Services. I have no retirement plans and am probably the only non-golfer physician in the state. I enjoy horseback riding with Diane, my wife of 40 years.
Linda Gureasko Yang Ar59 is the author of The City Gardeners Handbook, which she writes is to be re-issued this month by Storey Books. Out-of-print for two years, it was originally published by Random House in 1990 and chosen by Publishers Weekly critics as one of the years best books. A columnist with The New York Times for 16 years and the author of four books, she is currently a garden consultant in New York, where she also coordinates the work of 30 other volunteers who tutor nearly 100 students.
Robert M. Rosenthal W60, Los Angeles, e-mails that he has been elected to the board of the Western Music Association. Now that Im retired as an attorney I am far busier then I ever expected; Im doing arbitrations and mediations, including ones for the NASD. I serve on a variety of boards and am also consulting for non-profits. Who said retirement is boring?
Clarence C. Bullock GFA61 writes that he painted and presented a life-size portrait of President John F. Kennedy at the White House during his administration in July 1963. My painting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the March on Washington, titled He Is Still Watching Us, was made into a color print that is all over the world. Both paintings are registered with the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. I also did a portrait painting of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa that he saw and liked, and one of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, which was presented to him in Washington. I have written three books and I was appointed to three boards.
Dr. Jerome D. Levin CGS61 was appointed senior fellow of the Wolfson Center for Public Affairs at the New School University, where he directs the alcoholism and substance-abuse counselor-training program. Jerry published his 12th book last fall, Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Alcoholism: From Slavery to Freedom.
Dr. Robert E. Lewis G62 Gr64 e-mails, I am now professor of English at the University of Michigan, and editor-in-chief of the Middle English Dictionary, a dictionary of the English language between 1100 and 1500, which has been in progress at the University of Michigan for 71 years (1930 to 2001, of which I was editor-in-chief for the final 19). Completed in July with the publication of the final X-Y-Z fascicle, the dictionary runs to nearly 15,000 pages in 13 volumes, with over 54,000 separate entries and nearly 900,000 illustrative quotations, and is also available online to subscribers. The completion was celebrated in Ann Arbor last May at an international gathering of scholars, dictionary editors, financial supporters, and former staff members.
Dr. Howard Silberman C62 GME72 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, professor of surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, recently completed Surgical Oncology: Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems; his brother, Dr. Allan W. Silberman, is co-editor. The book was published in November by Arnold Publishers in London and by Oxford University Press in this country.
Dr. Richard M. Chalfen C64 ASC67 Gr74 <email@example.com>, professor of anthropology at Temple University, was appointed the William Valentine Cole Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., for the fall semester. He has also been adjunct professor of anthropology at Temple University Japan since 1993.
Dan S. Petty WG64, who earned a second masters degree, in public administration, from the University of Texas in 1966, decided at age 60 to return to school and was awarded a Master of Management in Electronic Commerce degree from the University of Dallas last year.
Dan Rottenberg C64 writes that his eighth book, The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance, was published last autumn by University of Pennsylvania Press.
Beverly R. Budin CW65, a partner in the family-wealth management group at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was appointed in January to the editorial advisory board of the Estate Tax Planning Advisor; this new publication is distributed monthly through Panel Publishers. She also serves on the board of the Estates Gifts & Trusts Journal.
Charles E. Dagit Jr. C65 Ar67 GAr68, a partner of Dagit-Saylor Architects, recently dedicated the Community Commons Building on Cornell Universitys North campus; he and his firm designed the $12-million dining/campus center, and are currently designing a recreation building there. The firm is working on a major transformation of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Dr. Frederick E. Goos C66 writes, In November at the 20th anniversary celebration of HospiceCare of South Jersey, I was recognized by the board as the founder and one of five founding incorporators of Cumberland County Hospice, its predecessor. The hospice, based in Vineland, was incorporated in 1981 by five community leaders and I served as the first president of the board. Its name was changed to HospiceCare of South Jersey in 1999. To date it has served over 6,000 families coping with terminal illness and bereavement. In 1995, I was appointed the first fulltime bereavement coordinator, providing grief counseling and facilitating grief-support groups. This spring semester I will teach a course on death and dying at Cumberland County College in Vineland.
Dr. Gene Stelzig C66 is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. He wrote The Romantic Subject in Autobiography (University Press of Virginia, 2000), which profiles Goethe and Rousseau as the grandfathers of a literary form that now manifests itself in wildly popular memoirs and confessional talk shows. He had earlier written All Shades of Consciousness: Wordsworths Poetry and the Self in Time (1975) and Hermann Hesses Fictions of the Self: Autobiography and the Confessional Imagination (1988).
Evelynn Snyder Caterson CW67 was last year re-elected for the third time to the City Council of the City of Absecon, N.J. She is currently also president of the Atlantic County Bar Association, and only the third woman in its 100-year history to hold that office.
William R. Floyd C67 WG69 was recently named chair of Beverly Enterprises in Fort Smith Ark., the countrys largest provider of healthcare services for the elderly. He joined the company in April 2000 as president, was appointed CEO in February last year, and took over as chair in January. Previously he had been CEO of Choice Hotels International, the second largest hotel franchiser in the world. Bill also serves on the executive committee of the trustees of Valley Forge Military Academy, the local board for the United Way, and the board of advisors for the Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Novera Herbert Spector Gr67, vice president for scientific affairs at the American Institute for Neuroimmunomodulation Research Ltd., was elected to honorary membership in the International Society for Immunorehabilitation at its November world congress, where he gave the keynote address on Conditioning Immune Responses: Can Cancer and Aging be Reversed? He had recently retired from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders. In addition to research, teaching, and time with his children and grandchildren, he is still a world-class athlete: All-American fencer in 1941, and later winner of many sabre and three-weapon championships in the U.S. and France. He is now the oldest member of the U.S. international veterans fencing team, still winning gold medals here and abroad.
Radclyffe F. Thompson C67 in January joined The Pennsylvania Trust Company, based in Radnor, Pa., as vice president for business development. He had previously been with the trust divisions of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company. Mike and his wife Maria, live in Rosemont.
Earl L. Wright WG67 is president and chief executive officer of AMG Guaranty Trust, a Denver-based national financial-services advisory firm he co-founded 30 years ago.
James S. Cahn C68, a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, is a founding member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, which encourages the use of alternative-dispute-resolution processes instead of litigation in divorce and other family-law matters. Jim is the executive vice president of the center and was recently elected president of its Ohio division.
Dr. Leon Taub W68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently appointed senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He and his wife, Arleen, live in Fort Lee, N.J. His daughter, Natalie Taub C99, is pursuing an MBA at San Francisco State University, and his son, Daniel, is a first-year law student at NYU.
William Howard W69 <email@example.com> was named president of Vilas Advertising, Inc. in Oakland, Calif. Founded in 1970, it is the oldest full-service advertising agency in the East Bay. Prior to joining Vilas in 1980, he was a writer for The Boston Globe, the St. Petersburg Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Eleanor Wilansky Myers CW69 L75, associate professor at Temple Universitys Beasley School of Law, received a 2001 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. A member of the faculty there since 1993, she teaches professional responsibility, business associations, contracts and the integrated-transactional program which she helped create. She had earlier served as an associate university counsel at Temple. She has served as a public governor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange since 1996.
Bennett Nussbaum W69 last year joined Burger King Corporation in Miami as its chief financial officer. He had been senior vice president and chief financial officer for Kinkos.
Dr. Larissa Onyshkevych G69 Gr72 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Lviv National Ivan Franko University in Ukraine for her contribution to the study of Ukrainian literature, and particularly modern Ukrainian drama. She taught at Lviv University as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and participated in several projects there in 1997. The author of numerous studies on Ukrainian and comparative drama and editor of two anthologies, she is now president of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S.
William H. Walker III C69 writes from Orono, Maine, We are quite excited about the purchase of a vacation house in South Brooksville. This 100-year-old house is situated in a small coastal village which overlooks Bucks Harbor. As is often the case with old houses, our new, old house has a lot of character but needs some TLC. We plan to start painting and pasting this spring and hope to move to the coast from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We have summered in Bucks Harbor for the last four years and have come to love the area.
William H. Hernandez W70 is senior vice president for finance with PPG Industries, a manufacturer of glass and fiberglass products in Pittsburgh. He recently joined the board of Pentair, a St. Paul-based manufacturer of tools and water technologies.
Robert Hubbell W70 in November was named president and chief executive officer of PR21, a New York-based communications consultancy. Previously he was a partner and managing director of communications for Andersen Worldwide.
Dr. Nicholas Canny Gr71 e-mails, Thought of you all on September 11, from the security of the west coast of Ireland. That came as a damper on what had been a wonderful year, spent as a fellow-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. The year there enabled me to complete (and see published) the huge book on which I have been always working: Making Ireland British, 1580-1650, which has been beautifully produced by Oxford University Press with a stunning dust jacket. This accomplishment does not induce senility: in the Netherlands I began work on a new book, Shaping an Atlantic World, 1450-1700, and I will give the Commonwealth Lecture for 2002 at the University of London on April 4.
Dr. Jayne Fernsler Nu71 was named an emeritus professor of nursing at the University of Delaware; she joined its faculty in 1974. The first vice president of the Mid-Atlantic division of the American Cancer Society, she is also a charter member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She serves on the board of the Delaware Pain Initiative and on the advisory council for cancer control of the Delaware state Division of Public Health. Dr. Fernsler serves also on the editorial boards of Seminars in Oncology Nursing and The Journal of Nursing Education.
Mark Laskow C71 is chief executive officer of Greycourt & Co., Inc., an investment advisory firm in Pittsburgh. In December he was elected president of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, which awards the Carnegie Medal for outstanding civilian heroism in this country and Canada, and various grants, scholarships, and continuing assistance to awardees and their survivors. A member of the commission since 1993, Mark had chaired its executive committee since 1998. He is also a trustee of Shadyside Hospital, a member of the executive committee of the University Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, a director of Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital, and a trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. And he is capital-campaign co-chair for the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School. Mark and his wife, Lisa Childs Laskow CW71, have two sons.
Hon. Gary E. Jackson W72 <firstname.lastname@example.org> in January was sworn in for a second term as a judge of the City Court of Atlanta.
Dr. Maria Rosa Menocal CW73 G75 Gr79, the R. Selden Rose Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director of special programs in the humanities at Yale University, in January began a three-year term as director of the Whitney Humanities Center there. A historian of medieval culture and literature, she has written The Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History: A Forgotten Heritage; Writing in Dantes Cult of Truth from Borges to Boccacio; and Shards of Love: Exile and the Origins of the Lyric. She coedited The Literature of Al-Andalus (part of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature), published last August, and her new book, A First-Rate Place: Medieval Spain and the Cultures of Tolerance, will be published this year. Dr. Menocal joined the Yale faculty in 1986, after teaching for six years at Penn.
Arnold Rochvarg C73 has been named vice dean at the University of Baltimore School of Law where he has been a professor since 1979. He has just published a book on Maryland administrative law, and enjoys his service on the local Penn secondary-school committee.
Hon. Elizabeth Jackson CW74 <email@example.com> was appointed a Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court judge on June 21, and on Nov. 6 was elected to a 10-year term on the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia county; she is currently assigned to the family-court division.
Don Fisher C75 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Axiom Studio, my most recent startup, celebrated its second anniversary with a series of national and international awards for graphic design. In spite of a tough market, we managed to grow revenues by more than 30%. Based in Philadelphia, it is a world-class graphic design studio. Last year we successfully delivered projects for Comcast Spectacor (check out the kiosks the next time you go to an event at the First Union Center), Richardson, Ewing Cole, Safeguard Scientific, Internet Capital Group, Agweb and many more. We have recently launched a series of intern/mentoring programs with high schools and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Moore College of Art, High Tech High, and Springside School are all participants. I welcome contacts from any school interested in expanding the role of graphic/digital design in their class rooms. We also recently sponsored WXPNs Live at the World CafÈ, vol. 10; David Dye and company have done a fantastic job in getting the Penn message out across the country, and we are pleased to play a small role in their success. Buy a copy so you can read the message from me, and be sure to check us out on the Web at (www.axiomstudio.com).
Dr. Nicole Lurie CW75 M79 is the first recipient of the Paul ONeill Alcoa Professorship in Policy Analysis at the Rand organization; she took up the five-year appointment in January at Rands Washington office. Till last autumn she was professor of medicine and public health and special adviser to the dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota, where she had been on the faculty since 1986. She had also served as medical adviser to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Dr. James L. McClelland Gr75 is co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and professor of psychology and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University; last fall he took a sabbatical semester to work at University College in London. He received the 2002 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology from the University of Louisville, sharing the $200,000 prize with a fellow experimental psychologist at Stanford University with whom he has collaborated for 20 years on the cognitive theory, parallel distributed processing.
Michael Murphy GAr75 <email@example.com> and Frank Dittenhafer GAr82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of their firm, Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects; the full-service architectural firm now has 30 employees with offices in Baltimore and York, Pa.
Hon. Bruce F. Bratton L76 was sworn in as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, Pa., on Jan. 2 for a term of 10 years, commencing on January 7. He had already been serving on the court since Oct. 1, appointed to fill a vacancy. He was a partner in the Harrisburg law firm of Martsolf & Bratton, having practiced for almost 25 years.
Dr. Douglas P. Murphy C76 e-mails, I just published my first book, The Griffon Trilogy: Part I, of the medical, mystery-suspense genre.
Edward M. DAlba GCE77, president and chief executive officer of Urban Engineers, Inc., in November was recognized Engineer of the Year for 2002 by the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council. He has served as president of both the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Consulting Engineers Council. And he is chair of the PenJerDel Council, a business coalition concerned with the infrastructure of the region.
Jay M. Levin C77 L81, a member of Cozen OConnor and chair of its insurance-coverage department, served as co-chair of the Mealeys Insurance 101 Conference in November discussing the Anatomy of the Policy and the Market: Understanding the Players. He concentrates his practice on complex litigation in state and federal, trial, and appellate courts. Jay is vice-chair of the property insurance-law committee of the ABAs tort and insurance practice section.
Rabbi Eric M. Lankin W78 <email@example.com> was recently appointed director of religious and educational activities of the United Jewish Communities, with offices in New York. As a senior rabbinical professional of the North American Federation system, his responsibilities include facilitating the relationships between the federations and synagogue movements, congregational arms, rabbinical associations, and rabbinical schools. He also directs the UJC Rabbinic Cabinet.
Rev. Larry R. Benfield WG79 e-mails, in January last year, I became rector of Christ Church in Little Rock, Ark.; it is the first Episcopal Churchs congregation in the state, and was founded in 1839. The church is currently establishing an official relationship with the Clinton Presidential Library, to be built in the same redeveloping downtown area as the church.
Sally Cooper Bleznak CGS79, Bryn Mawr, Pa., is a public relations consultant for regional non-profit groups. A member of the executive committee of the Endowments Corporation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, she was honored in December for her pro-bono work as founder and chair of Women of Vision, a philanthropic fund which supports the needs of less-advantaged women and girls in Philadelphia.
Hon. Judi Nelson C79 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has retired after 15 years as a Workers Compensation judge for the State of Florida. She will continue to work part-time as a private mediator and part-time as a volunteer president of The Victory School for children with autism. Judge Nelson and her husband, Barry, founded the non-profit school in 1982 to provide year-round, one-to-one therapy for autistic children like their son, Jesse.
Bill Doyle W80 <email@example.com> e-mails, Things have come full circle for Beth Veily Doyle C80 and I, with our oldest daughter, Courtney, being admitted to the Class of 2006. We live in Plymouth, Mass., next to our cranberry bogs with our four children, Courtney (17), Billy (13), Connor (eight), and Kelsey (four). Beth has developed and brought to market a responsibly grown cranberry, while I am still involved in shipping fresh fish all over the world. Our best regards to all.
Dr. Amy Werman C80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails she was recently awarded her doctorate from Adelphi University School of Social Work. Her dissertation, The Bowenian Concept of Triangulation and its Relationship to Separation Anxiety Disorder, reflects her interest in family dynamics and their impact on the mental health of individuals. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice on Long Island.
Michael F. Barrett C81, an attorney, was board-certified as a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in November.
David B. Cohen C/EAS81 G81 L86 WG86, selected to serve on the Presidents Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, was sworn in on Nov. 28 at a White House Conference Center ceremony, presided over by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta, and Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.
Kathy L. Feldman C81 was last year named by the Washington Law and Politics Journal in its annual list of Super Lawyers. With the firm of Ater Wynne LLP, her specialty is employment litigation and labor and employment law. She also counsels employers on sexual-harassment and hiring-practices issues, and The Family Leave Act, and the Americans With Disabilities Act, and conducts training sessions for both management and employees. Kathy, her husband, and two children, Jesse and Allison, live in the Montlake section of Seattle.
Joan Harrison C81 married New York Times Denver bureau chief Michael Janofsky in Beverly Hills on Sept. 29. Penn was represented by Bo Zenga C83, Laurie Burrows Grad CW66 and Peter Grad W62, Gina Consolo Philips C92, Myles Berkowitz C81 W82, Donna Lynn Leavy C77, Sue Karlin C85, Jackie Green C81, Sally Katz C82, Paul Steven Miller C83, Karen Tina Harrison ASC80, Richard Baker W72, Maxine Annapolen Drexler Nu82, and Jane Gutman CW73, who introduced Joan and Michael. They soon took to the road, rejoicing at post-nuptial celebrations in New York, Washington, and Baltimore with Alan Vinegrad W80, Barbara Finkelstein C81, Sandra Lotz Fisher CW64 GEd67, Ellene Felder C83, Margot Owett Olshansky C82 and Ken Olshansky C81, Beth Golden C82, Amy Eisman CW74, Roland Lafontant C81, Robert Gluck W80, and Dr. Michael Simmons D81. The peripatetic couple will live in Los Angeles.
Frank Dittenhafer GAr82 <email@example.com> and Michael Murphy GAr75 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of their firm, Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects; the full-service architectural firm now has 30 employees with offices in Baltimore and York, Pa.
Zenos Frudakis FA82 GFA83 (www.zenosfrudakis.com) was present in November for the installation of One Moment in Time, his life-size bronze sculpture of golf legend Payne Stewart at Pinehurst Resort, N.C. The piece captures the pose the golfer struck when he made the final 15-ft. putt to win his first U.S. Open in 1999. Zenos studied books and videos and hundreds of photographs before he started work on the 18-month project. And in his studio he had several of Stewarts golf clubs, golfing hat, shoes, and of course a pair of knickers, so that the statue would be accurate.
Ken Glass EE/W82 reports that he has been elected to serve on the Mercer Island (Wash.) School Board. He continues to enjoy Seattle with his wife, Sandy, and three children, Leila (13), Alex (11), and Kara (seven).
Henry Hoberman C82 L85 was promoted to senior vice president and counsel of ABC, Inc., in December. Previously he was vice president of litigation and employment practices for all business units of ABC since he joined the company in 1998. Also since 1998, he has served as national co-chair of the First Amendment and media-litigation committee of the American Bar Association. Henry is married to Jodi Brenner, associate general counsel of the NBC Cable Networks. They have three sons, Joshua, Bobby, and Matthew.
Marjorie Greenspan Kaufman C82 <email@example.com> e-mails, Our beautiful second son, Matthew Foster Kaufman, was born on March 26, 2001. Trying to be Super Momjuggling two babies (big brother Grant is two) and a demanding jobis a frustrating and exhausting challenge, but ultimately more rewarding than any other I have ever tackled. I am a senior vice president at J. & W. Seligman in New York, in charge of institutional business development. Thankfully, husband, David, is Super Dad, in addition to being a top-notch urologist. We see our many Penn friends as often as we can, in between diaper changes and hedge-fund conferences.
Stephen D. Lerner C82 G82 L85, a partner in the Cincinnati office of the international law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., in May was elected a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Jeffrey B. Sansweet W82 is a shareholder and officer of the law firm of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden & Burke Ltd., in Wayne, Pa., which serves healthcare practitioners. He gave the courses, Anatomy of Your First Employment Agreement and Anatomy of a Partnership Deal, at the November annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Michael J. Acker GPU83 in January joined W. A. Hawkins Associates, an independent-lobbying firm based in Harrisburg Pa., as a senior associate overseeing executive-branch activities and business development. Previously he was executive deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and had served on the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Advisory Team for the U.S. Department of Labor. He lives in Harrisburg with his wife, Tina, and their two children.
Albert Diaz W83 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I have accepted an appointment to serve on the North Carolina Superior Court trial bench, becoming the first Hispanic lawyer to serve as a Superior Court judge in the state.
Michael L. Goldman W83 L86 <email@example.com> e-mails, I am founding and managing partner of Goldman, Gruder & Woods, LLC, a 10-lawyer general-practice firm in Norwalk, Conn., where I practice corporate and real estate law. My wife, Ellen Winchell Goldman L86, and I recently celebrated our 16th anniversary. We have three children, Joshua (12), Benjamin (10), and Jacqueline (eight). Michael serves on the board of the Kaplan Foundation, a private charitable foundation, and he is vice president and budget chair of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport. Ellen is a part-time travel consultant with Up and Away Travel in Fairfield, and serves on the board of the Jewish Center for Community Services in Bridgeport.
Michael Greenspun C83 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, On Nov. 3, my wife, Aubree, gave birth to our first child, Noah Robert Greenspun. He lives with us and Jack, the wonder dog, in Voorhees, N.J. Aubree and I work for Susquehanna International Group in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; she is a trader there and I am a risk manager. If his mom allows it, Noah hopes to make the Penn-Princeton game at the Palestra on March 5his first live sporting event. We hope to see everyone there.
Craig James W83 was appointed last year Midwestern regional sales manager of Avantrust, LLC, a New York-based joint venture of AIG and Dun & Bradstreet. Previously he was a national sales manager for CT Corporation, a provider of licensing software to the insurance industry.
Lisa Learner-Wagner GFA83 writes that one of her oil paintings, Winter Rails, was bought by the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia. She continues to teach painting at Cabrini College, where she is an assistant professor in the fine-arts department. She and her husband, Richard Wagner, are adopting a baby boy from Guatemala: David will arrive this month or April.
Hon. Susan Fowler Maven C83 was sworn in as a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court in January, and is assigned to the family division, which sits in Atlantic City. She is the first African American woman from Atlantic County to sit on the Superior Court bench. Previously she served as a commissioner on the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Russell Shumway C83 <email@example.com> e-mails, I have recently published a book on information security; Incident Response: A Strategic Guide to Handling System and Network Security Breaches is published by New Riders Publishing.
Bradford Hudson C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is president of Hudson Consulting in Cambridge, Mass., which assists clients with growth strategy (competitive strategy, marketing & brands, new-product development, organizational improvement, global markets and mergers & acquisitions).
Dr. Howard B. Kessler GM84 is chair of radiology at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and Warminster (Pa.) Hospital. Last year he began working with National Imaging Associates, Inc., of Hackensack, N.J., as a consultant in both clinical and business development matters. Recently he has been corporate medical director for radiology, medical director for core-health delivery, and chair of the quality-assurance committee for radiology for Aetna/US Healthcare. Dr. Kessler serves on the editorial board of Decisions in Imaging Economics.
Tsiwen Law L84 is a trial attorney and associate of the law firm of Hwang & Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, and an adjunct instructor of Asian American studies at both Penn and Temple University. In November he was awarded the 2001 Trail Blazer Award for the Northeast region from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, for his outstanding leadership, including being a founding member of NAPABA, chair of the Philadelphia Commission on Asian American Affairs, governor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and over 30 years of unwavering commitment to the Asian Pacific American community.
Jeffrey L. Pollock C84 maintains a solo general law practice in Pittsburgh; he concentrates in family and juvenile law and criminal defense. He was recently re-appointed chair of the Allegheny County Bars lawyer-referral service committee. A mediator, he also serves on the Bars judiciary committee. Jeff was also named to the inaugural UJF board of delegates as a CPAC member. Most importantly, he writes, he and his wife, Eileen, recently had their first child, a daughter, Brady Hope Pollock.
Paul Arling W85 WG92, chief executive officer of Universal Electronics Inc., of Cypress, Calif., was also appointed chair of its board in August. The company develops software and wireless controls and chips for home-entertainment equipment and the subscription-broadcast market.
Ivonne Prieto C85 <Ivonne.Prieto.C85@alumni.upenn.edu> late last year resigned her position as of counsel at Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, a Silicon Valley intellectual-property law firm, in order to study Tibetan Buddhism at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal until this spring. She expects to travel in Nepal, India, Europe, and the United States for the rest of the year.
Dr. Lori Wecker Balaban C86 and Dr. David Balaban C86 live in Charlottesville, Va. He is a gastroenterologist and she is a pediatrician, working part-time. Our oldest son, Michael, started kindergarten last year, and his brother, Joseph, is two. Contact us at <email@example.com> or <LWB1964@netscape.net>.
Dr. A. K. Bhattacharya C86 is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice at Professional Plastic Surgery, LLC, in Freehold, N.J., and New York. He also teaches plastic surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at SUNY, Brooklyn.
Jordan Foster C86 WG91 e-mails, I was working in WTC2 at OppenheimerFunds on September 11, but made it out just before the second plane hit our tower. It was a profoundly sad, tragic day. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the Pennsylvanians who perished, and with the families of the WTC employees, firemen, and police who so ably guided us to safety as debris rained.
Daniel S. Greenberg EAS86 married Jennifer Rosenberg WG92 in Salem, Mass., this past October. Attending the wedding were numerous alumni, including parents Jerome Greenberg W55 and Myra B. Greenberg CW60, brother and sister-in-law Paul Greenberg EE83 WG87 and Ellen Coons Greenberg WG88, uncle Dr. Allen W. Root GM62, former assistant professor of pediatrics, aunt Sandra B. Portnoy CW67, and friends Estelle Greenbaum Bienstock Ed51 GEd52, Selma Worker Rosenberg Ed58, Yechiel Lehavy CGS66 G70, Jackie Schwab Lutz EE84 WG92, Neil Radisch EAS86, Wendy Schwartz C86 L90, John Varholy C86, Ash Ahluwalia WG87, Kate Georgen WG87, Pam Schwartz Abramowitz C89, Dr. Cheryl Myers Hayward C89, Paul Amoruso WG92, Sally Chang Amoruso G92 WG92, and Dr. Ron Leopold WG92. Daniel and Jennifer live in Boston, where they both work as management consultants.
Kimberly T. Nelson GPU86 was last year appointed assistant administrator for environmental information in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previously she was chief information officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Deborah H. Telman C86 in January was elected a partner of the law firm of Winston & Strawn. A member of the corporate department in the Chicago office, she concentrates her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private-equity transactions, and corporate finance. The past-chair of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, she serves on the board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
Bruce W. Warner EAS86 and Dr. Linda N. Fagan Nu86 are proud to announce the birth of Gillian Nadine on Nov. 23; she joins big sister Ashley (four) in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Chris Albani EE/W87 e-mails, In the middle of last year I was promoted to partner of PRTM, a high-tech consulting firm. In September I relocated to Tokyo, to help develop the firms business in Asia.
Stephen Chan W87 last year joined American Century Investments, a Kansas City-based investment management company, portfolio manager of the international-equity investment team. Previously he was vice president of research for Merrill Lynch (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Brian W. Esler C87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My wife, Yvonne, was recently transferred to her companys UK offices, which means weve moved from Seattle to Richmond upon Thames, a London borough. Shes now in charge of bringing home the bacon, and Im in charge of frying it up in the pan, while also pursuing an LLM degree in intellectual-property law from the London School of Economics.
Victor G. Finnegan WEv87 <email@example.com> is founder and chief executive officer of American Expediting Company, a rush/same-day courier firm based in Philadelphia. From a single taxicab service in the early 80s, he built a national package-delivery company that boasts 14 sites in major cities up and down the East Coast. As the marketing industry has always appealed to him, two years ago he opened his own full-service advertising agency, Ariel Advertising Group. Victor was recently named to the board of the Arthritis Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife, Mari, and three daughters.
Keith E. Gottfried W87 <Kgottfried@borland.com> e-mails, I recently served as a member of the U.S. private sector delegation to the APEC summit in Shanghai last October, which was attended by various world leaders, including President Bush and the leaders of China, Australia, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, and the Philippines. I currently serve as the senior vice president for law and corporate affairs for Borland Software Corp., one of the leading providers of software-development tools in the world.
Francis Mao C87 and Kelly Chock-Mao W90 e-mail, We are happy to announce the birth of our first son, Evan Francis Loihi Mao, on Nov. 18; he was 8lbs., 15oz, 21 inchesand already holding a drawing pen in his hand when born. Francis has been promoted to senior vice president for IDG Games Media Group, publisher of GamePro magazine, the worlds largest multiplatform video-gaming magazine. He has also launched the GamePro Presents line of action figures and vehicles, on sale nationwide this summer.
Jan van Amerongen Jr. C87 and his wife, Kathryn, and big brother Jan III, are overjoyed to announce the birth of Christian Alexander on Nov. 30.
Abby Wean C87 e-mails she and Larry Venick are happy to announce the birth of our second son, Joshua Isaac, on May 17; big brother Sam is now two. 2001 was also a big year, as it marked my five-year remission from Hodgkins Disease. Yippee!
Brett N. Dorny EAS/W88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Joyce, had their sixth child, Nicholas, on Sept. 26. Katharine (13), Nathan (11), TJ (eight), Megan (five), and Christian (two), gladly welcomed their little brother. Brett is a patent attorney with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. in Boston.
Victor J. Gallo W88 has joined the New York law firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn as an associate in its environmental-practice group. He previously served as an assistant counsel and bureau chief for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Jonathan Gelman C/W88 <email@example.com> and his wife, Wendy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their third child, Eitan, on Dec. 12, in Miami. The new baby joins sister Elana (seven) and brother Alec (three). Jon is a shareholder with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, where he practices real estate law in the Fort Lauderdale office.
Marianne Goldstein Feifer C88 GEd92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Dr. Richard Feifer M92 joyfully welcomed the newest member of their crew, Samuel Jacob, in July. He was greeted by his big sister, Deborah and his dog Play-Doh. Grandma Barbara Aspel Goldstein C55 and Grandpa Jeremy Goldstein W52 were thrilled by the arrival of their eleventh grandchild.
Diane Funk Vampatella C88 and her husband, John Vampatella, happily report that they have once again been blessed with a beautiful, healthy child: Julia Diane Patricia Vampatella was born on Sept. 9, and has been a delight to her parents and three older siblings, Steven (six), Justin (four), and Abby (two). They live in Mansfield, Conn., where Diane enjoys the daily challenge of being a full-time wife and mother, and John serves as director for Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Connecticut.
John VanHecke C88 e-mails, My wife, Amy DeWys-VanHecke, and I would like to report the birth of our second son, Aidan Rory Byrnes VanHecke, on Dec. 26 at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. Our older son, Garrett Charles Gannon VanHecke (eight), has joyously accepted the role of big brother.
Dr. Brian K. Brodwater EAS89 and Carrie Alesawski Brodwater W90 proudly announce the birth of their son, Brandon Reece Brodwater, who was born on his mothers birthday, Aug. 24. He and his two-year-old sister Kasey Madison are doing well. Brian continues to work as a vascular-interventional radiologist for Delaney Radiologists, PA, a group of sub-specialized radiologists in Wilmington, N.C. We can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Robert A. Fisher C89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife (Not The) Amy R. Fisher are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Dillon Bruce Fisher, on April 6, 2001. Proud family alumni include aunt Erica Friedland C94 GAr98, cousins Amy Schulder Arn C94 and Marcy Schulder Barkan C97 and Andrew Barkan C97, and great-uncle Howard A. Schulder W67. Rob and Amy live in New York, and he works at Lincoln Equities Group, a commercial real estate developer in New Jersey.
David Gerard C89 <email@example.com> e-mails that When last we left our herodivorced, losing his New York apartment, having to move back out to Long Island into his sisters apartment, not having a car, getting fired from his job as an attorney after six years with the same firm and being generally disenchanted with the law (who wouldnt?)I decided to give it one more chance in insurance defense with a new firm. After two more years in law I was still bored. Now, after engineering my dismissal only three weeks before the office was destroyed on September 11, I am happy to say that I am following a long-held dream and have gone back to school to earn my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, N.J. And I also have my first car, a 1991 Corolla with 84K miles. Things are looking up.
Laurel Knox Harper W89 e-mails, I received an MBA in December from Eastern University. I live in Hershey, Pa., with my husband, Charles Terrence Harper W88, and daughters, Lana (born April 1996) and Sydney (born May 1998).
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson C89 e-mails, We celebrated our son Emersons first birthday on Oct. 6. Party guests included Chase Evers, son of Lesley Morgan Evers C89, and Lilah Beldner, daughter of Katie Clark C90. My husband Christopher, a green builder and developer, and I moved to Berkeley, Calif., from Manhattan three years ago, so that I could take my dream job as the Phyllis Wattis Matrix Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. I direct the contemporary-art program and curate between six and eight exhibitions of international, emerging artists each year.
Dr. Darryl Lynn Landis M89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar. He currently works as vice president of business development and medical director for Ingenix, the health-intelligence division of UnitedHealth Group in Minneapolis. Darryl and his wife, Suhaila, and his three sons live in Winston-Salem, N.C., where they enjoy gardening, soccer, and Tae Kwon Do.
Michael L. Riesenbach C89 <email@example.com> e-mails, I joined the Dechert law firm in their Philadelphia headquarters as manager of financial reporting and analysis in July, after three years as director of finance for Resource America, Inc. My wife, Susan, and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary in Novemberand two days later, on the 29th, she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. We now have a full house in Wynnewood, Pa., with newborns Drew and Emily joining big brother Jake (four) and big sister Julia (two).
Fran Sachs W89 is delighted to announce her marriage to Jon Gilbert on Feb. 29, 2000, in New Jersey. She was escorted down the aisle by her parents, Frumet and David Sachs W54, and her sister, Diane Sachs Hunt W83, was her maid-of-honor. The bridal party included Jody Cooper C88 and Kelly Lee C89. Frans brother, Dan Sachs W86, and Marc Stark W89 were ushers. Also attending, all the way from California, were Eirene Chen W88, Niti Agrawal W88, and Monique Connor W86. Greatly missed was Frans aunt, Elinore Markus Lome Ed54. As of the New Year, after over five fun years in Hoboken, N.J., we started a new chapter of our life when we moved down to Jupiter, Fla. Jon was offered a great job, and we decided it was a good time for a change of scenery and climate. I will be taking off a few months to determine what my next steps will be. Hoping any fellow alumni in the Jupiter area will drop me a line <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Joy E. Sturm C89 <email@example.com> and her husband, Ken Drexler, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Miriam Jordana, on July 2. When Joy is not playing with and taking care of Mia, she is working as an associate at the law firm Hogan & Hartson. Joy, Ken, and Mia live in Washington.
Zoee Astrachan C90 GLA93 and Andrew Dunbar GAr94 are principals of the San Francisco-based firm Interstice; founded in 2000, it focuses on urban architecture and landscape, and material research. Built works include site-specific installations, and residential and commercial projects in San Francisco, Montreal, and New England. And their work has recently been featured in the SFAIAs Small Firms, Great Projects, and in Zyzzyva, a publication that highlights emerging San Francisco architects. Both Zoee and Andrew are faculty members at the California College of Arts and Crafts, teaching art and architecture, and may be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Nancy Davis Brener C90 and Jason Brener C90 are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Adam Eli, on Sept. 17. He joins big sister Samantha who just turned three; the family lives in Marietta, Ga. Nancy is a research psychologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jason is a supervisory staff attorney at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
David Brous C90 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Catherine Rothman-Brous, and I are proud to announce the birth of our twin girls: Rachel Lauren and Julia Rose were born on Oct. 27 in New York.
Kelly Chock-Mao W90 and Francis Mao C87 e-mail, We are happy to announce the birth of our first son, Evan Francis Loihi Mao, on Nov. 18; he was 8lbs., 15oz, 21 inchesand already holding a drawing pen in his hand when born. Francis has been promoted to senior vice president for IDG Games Media Group, publisher of GamePro magazine, the worlds largest multiplatform video-gaming magazine. He has also launched the GamePro Presents line of action figures and vehicles, on sale nationwide this summer.
Amy Egger C90 married James Kaplan WG96 at the Newark Club in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 28. A number of alumni joined in their celebration, including Amys brother and groomsman Brian Egger W87, bridesmaid Dr. Carrie Kazinoff Brookner EAS91 and Ted Katramados W90, Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann C90, Chris Sullivan Bolinger C90, Carole Chinn WG93, Dai Vu GEng97 WG00, and Tom Weber GEng00. Amy and James live in Manhattan where she is an associate in the real estate department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and he is a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Jared Freedberg C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I wanted to announce that my wife, Rachel, and I had boy and girl twins, Matthew and Alexandra on Nov. 29, and both are doing well. Just to make my life a little more complicated, I recently joined Covance, a pharmaceutical-research firm in Princeton, N.J., as corporate counsel.
Laurie Price Hasson C90 <email@example.com> e-mails, After leaving Penn, I got my masters in organizational psychology from Columbia, and have been working in human resources ever since. I lived on the Upper West Side for eight years before moving to Los Angeles. My husband, Paul, a native Los Angelean, and I were married on Nov. 1, 1998. On Nov. 20, 2001, I gave birth to our first child, Jeremy Evan. Im currently on maternity leave from my position as staffing manager with Deloitte Consultings West Coast practice. Id love to hear from other alumni.
Frederick Kostecki W90 e-mails, My wife, Kristin, and I would like to announce the birth of our second child, Katherine Elizabeth Kostecki, on Oct. 24Katie, unless we are mad at her, then its Katherine Elizabeth! Mommy, Daddy, and big sister Abigail are doing fine. Im a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in St. Louis. I keep in touch with Andy Peskin W90, Mishell Kneeland W90, Ryan Marshall W90, and Bryan Burdick W90. Please e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Helene Schwartz Landesberg C/W90 WG95 <email@example.com> e-mails, My husband, Len, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our second daughter, Melanie Beth, on April 21, 2001. She and her big sister Erica are enjoying life in our new home in Roslyn, N.Y. I have decided to leave McKinsey and Company to stay at home full-time with them.
Bob Littlefield WG90 was last year appointed chief strategy officer of NextLeft Inc., a Los Angeles-based digital strategy, branding, and technology services firm. Previously he was managing director of strategy for the Western division of Scient, an e-business consulting company.
Fabio E. Marino EAS90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a partner at Skjerven Morrill MacPherson LLP, a high-technology law firm in Silicon Valley. He specializes in patent litigation and prosecution concerning software and computer-related technologies.
Steven Powell EAS90 <email@example.com> e-mails, Nora and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Grace Kathyrn; she arrived Nov. 7 and weighed in at 8lbs. 2oz. Her brothers Morgan (four) and Evan (two) welcome the new arrival and competition for attention. I hope all is well with my East Coast friends and classmates.
Donald Sabino C90 in October was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Pennington School, in Pennington, N.J. At Penn he played lightweight football.
Gil Vogel EE/W90 and Joanne Vogel are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Benjamin, on Dec. 8. Gil is a partner with Accenture and lives near St. Louis.
Jeff Wolf EAS90 was appointed vice president of worldwide sales for Ubicom, Inc., a Mountain View, Calif., provider of Internet processors and networking software. Previously he was vice president of consumer product marketing for LSI Logic Corp.
Jennifer Zosa C90 GEd91 <Zos222@aol.com> e-mails, I am a proud five-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, most recently competing in Ironman Florida in November and Ironman Lake Placid in July. I am also very excited about my acceptance into medical school: in the fall, I will embark upon my journey towards becoming a physician at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In the meantime, I plan to test my skills as an adventure racerand hopefully remain in one piece to write about it.
Robert J. Hotes GAr91 GFA93 has joined the Philadelphia firm of DPK&A Architects, LLP as senior associate. An engineer as well as an architect, he serves as chair of the AIA Philadelphia historic-preservation committee. He received the 2000 AIA Philadelphia Young Architect Award.
Paul V. Jensen Jr. W91 e-mails, In July I was admitted to the partnership of KPMG LLP in New York; my expertise is centered around providing assurance services to large multinational financial institutions. And, my wife, Margaret, and I are proud to announce the birth of our second son, Thomas Malone Jensen, on Dec. 19.
Charles C. Pak C91 and his wife, Rene Kae Pak, welcomed their first child, Skyler Sueko, on Sept. 15. Charles was recently promoted to partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis, where his transactional practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions.
Marc Zachary C91 married Vivian Mayhew on Aug. 25 in Beverly Hills. Alumni attending included Alison Ganis Besterman C90 and Brian Besterman C89, Galina Espinoza C91, Stuart Gibbs C91, Sloane Karron C92, Nona Balaban Kroll C89, Melissa Rogal C/W93, Amir Shaked W91, Allison Kluger Shaw C87 and Mark Shaw L94, and David Stern C/EAS89. Marc completed his MBA at Stanford in June and currently heads the U.S. office for the Italian film and television companies, Medusa and Mediatrade.
Kurt Ekert W92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I recently joined Galileo International, a $1.6-billion company (and a subsidiary of Cendant) that specializes in electronic global-distribution services for the travel industry, as vice president of finance and strategic planning. I left Continental Airlines after five and one-half years, most recently as managing director of finance and administration. My wife, Samantha, and I will soon celebrate our nine-year wedding anniversary, and [in early January] our daughter, Julia, a fiery redhead, celebrated her 15-month birthday.
Dr. Richard Feifer M92 and Marianne Goldstein Feifer C88 GEd92 <email@example.com> joyfully welcomed the newest member of their crew, Samuel Jacob, in July. He was greeted by his big sister, Deborah and his dog Play-Doh. Grandma Barbara Aspel Goldstein C55 and Grandpa Jeremy Goldstein W52 were thrilled by the arrival of their eleventh grandchild.
Eric Lemer W92 married Sabrina Golfman in Montreal on Sept. 15. While a few of the guests were unable to attend due to the events of September 11, a large contingent of alumni were able to join in the celebration, including Michael Allen Seeve C92, Andy M. Snyder W92, Seth E. Shulman C/W93, Michael Maslansky C92, Neil Ian Vogel W92, Jason Horowitz C93, Adam Groothuis C92, Lisa Leventhal Friedlander C91, Brian Leventhal C93, David N. Cohn C96, David Singer C96 L99, Adam Bernstein W85, and Hon. Melvyn Estrin W64. Sabrina and Eric currently live in San Francisco, where he works as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston. Eric would also like to congratulate both Seeve on his October wedding to Veronica, and Mas on his December wedding to Susie.
Dr. Hooman Noorchashm C92 Gr01 M02 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Amy Josephine Reed Gr02, are proud to announce the birth of their first son, Joseph Petros Noorchashm, on Sept. 18, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael F. Mavrides L92, a member of the lending and business-finance practice in the New York office of the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, was elected partner in January. He joined the firm in 1999.
Jeanette Ourada WG92 was appointed in December vice president of finance for Universal Studios Television Distribution in Universal City, Calif. Previously she was director of internal audit for ARCOs international operations.
Heather Davis Palamountain C92 married Mark Palamountain on Sept. 15 in San Diego. In light of the events of September 11, the ceremony was particularly emotional. Over 200 guests traveled to the wedding, and with the airports closed until early Saturday morning, all but a few had to drive. The majority of guests drove 10 hours from San Francisco to San Diego to attend the festivities. One groomsman drove from Montana to San Diego, and another close friend rode a Greyhound Bus from Atlanta to San Diego. Alumni who helped celebrate included Rebecca Foote C92, Rebecca Kozloff Collins C92, Doug Schwartz C92, Whitney Strotz C92, and Casey Courneen W92. Heather and Mark enjoyed a fabulous honeymoon on the island of Vatulele, Fiji, and now live in Orinda; she can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Daniel A. Schwartz C92 e-mails, My wife, Carol Shubinski, and I are proud to announce the birth of our first daughter, Annabel Robin Schwartz, on Oct. 6, in Hartford, Conn. She weighed in at 7lbs. 6oz., and has been doing well since then. I am still working at Day, Berry & Howard, practicing employment law, though with Annabel Im practicing a little bit less. All three of us are planning the trek to Philly for the 10-year Reunion, so we will see everyone in the spring. I look forward to hearing from old friends beforehand at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
David M. Tamres C92 and Jennifer Tamres are proud to announce the birth of their daughter. Hailey Morgan, on Nov. 6. Happiest of all was big brother Brandon, now two years old. David would love to hear from any old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Peter G. Thielke G92 was named an assistant professor of philosophy at Pomona College. His research focuses on Kant and German Idealism. He and his wife, Sheri Pym, live in Claremont, Calif.
Glenn Yeck C92 <email@example.com> e-mails he would like to get back in touch with his Quaker classmates, teammates, and fellow midshipmen. While in South Beach, he was recalled from a life of teaching and bartending back to the U.S. Naval Reserves; he is serving full-time at the U.S. Southern Command, where he was just selected for lieutenant commander. In January he displayed some of his paintings during Miami Beachs Art Deco Weekend.
Bill Arent C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is proud to announce his engagement to Vanessa Renee Selph of Las Vegas. He works for the City of Las Vegas in the field of economic development; he finished his masters in public administration at UNLV, spring last year. She is a graduate of UNLV, and works as a nuclear-medicine technologist for Summerlin Hospital. Bill e-mails that life is good in fabulous Las Vegas.
David Black C93 married Dr. Arlene Rogachefsky on Oct. 27 at Temple Beth in Rochester, N.Y., with many alumni attending. The wedding party included best man Joshua Schwartz C97 (who sent in this note) and groomsman Sergio Cortes C/W95. Other Penn friends included Dr. Gigi Huang C93, Matthew Kantor C93, and Elizabeth Taraila C92. David and Arlene live in New York, where he is a litigator with Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, and she is a dermatologic surgeon with the Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey. David looks forward to hearing from his many Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Danny Boockvar C93 L96 and Laurie Mayer Boockvar C92 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose Boockvar, born on Dec. 9 in New York.
Derek Braslow C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Cara Levy on July 1 in Penn Valley, Pa. Dr. Barry Mark C93 and John Musero W93 L96 were best men, and Beth Mantz C94 and Marci Love C94 were also in the wedding party. Attending were Jorie Green Mark C96, John Dunfee C93 and Tara Andringa Dunfee C93, Joe Menashe C92, Eric Dichter C93 and Dr. Leigh-Ann Maltz Dichter C93, Dr. Fred Dold C93, Oren Friedman C92, Jordan Rohan W93, Navin Valrani W93, Eric Sulman C93 and Dara Less Sulman C94, Audra Bernstein C93, Jen Marlowe C93, and Kim Colton Kur C92. Derek and Cara met while attending Temple Law School and currently live in the Art Museum district of Philadelphia.
Jed Fishback C/W93 e-mails, My wife, Breena, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Jillian Hannah, on Oct. 17 in New York. After seven years in Manhattan, weve just moved into a home in the New Jersey suburbs. I am still enjoying consulting: I am a senior associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on technology and financial services.
LeRoy A. Landers GAr93 has rejoined Mahlum Architects as a senior project designer and associate based in the firms Portland, Ore., office. With the firm earlier in Seattle, he returned after a 10-year absence, during which he received his masters at Penn and then worked with Philadelphia architectural firms.
Chris Lehmann C93 <email@example.com> was recently named a Champion of Technology and Education by MOUSE, a New York nonprofit that works to integrate technology into city public schools, for his work creating the Community Portal at the Beacon School, a high school in Manhattan (www.beaconschool.org). He is in his sixth year there as technology coordinator, English teacher, girls basketball coach, and ultimate-frisbee coach. Chris is enjoying his second year of marriage to Kat Stein, and he would love to hear from old classmates.
Kathleen Paralusz C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently joined the San Francisco office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, where she specializes in government contracts, public-sector technology, and export/import law. She encourages fellow Quakers in the Bay Area to drop her a line.
Michael Rakower C93 married Sali Qaragholi Rakower on Sept. 6 at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan. Alumni attending included Scott Miller C93 (a groomsman), David Doft W93, Melissa Mandell Paul C94, Liz Brinton C94, William Efron C96, and Michaels father, Dr. Steve Rakower M69 GM76.
Dr. Laura Croley Sagolla G93 Gr96 has joined the litigation-practice group of Dykema Gossett PPLC. Her practice focuses on general litigation in the firms Ann Arbor, Mich., office.
Brad Schlozman C93 in November was appointed special assistant to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Previously he had been an associate in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White in Washington.
Gretchen Albright Wendtland EAS93 GEng99 and Randy Wendtland welcomed their healthy baby boy, Cody James Wendtland, on June 4. Gretchen returned to work for Buckeye Pipe Line Company in Emmaus, Pa., and was promoted to marketing manager in October.
Andrew Dunbar GAr94 and Zoee Astrachan C90 GLA93 are principals of the San Francisco-based firm Interstice; founded in 2000, it focuses on urban architecture and landscape, and material research. Built works include site-specific installations, and residential and commercial projects in San Francisco, Montreal, and New England. And their work has recently been featured in the SFAIAs Small Firms, Great Projects, and in Zyzzyva, a publication that highlights emerging San Francisco architects. Both Zoee and Andrew are faculty members at the California College of Arts and Crafts, teaching art and architecture, and may be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Stephanie Desmon Fey C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Gerry Fey on Aug. 18 in her hometown of Buffalo. Many alumni attended, including her parents David Desmon WG69 and Janet Rashkin Desmon WG70, Sharon Molinoff Sevrens W94 WG99, Stephanie Ghertner C95, Karen Krigsman C94, Jill Tilzer Jokelson C94 WG00, Kim Freeman C94, and many more. Stephanie is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, and Gerry is design editor of Baseball Weekly magazine, based in Northern Virginia.
Krista Kaur W94 married Rick Meyers on May 27 in Californias Napa Valley. Many alumni shared in the celebration: Kathy An Bush W94, Lissa Guttman C94, Lauren Franklin W94, Heidi Sernyak C94 G95, and Grace Chung Yang W94 were bridesmaids, and guests included Adam Brownstein C93, Allison Sarubin Fragakis C93 and Chris Fragakis C93, Mandee Heller C/W94, Dave Pashman C94, Consuelo Santiago C94 L97, Karyn Wachtell C94, and Michael Yang W93. In September Krista and Rick moved from San Francisco to Chicago where she is opening a womens apparel boutique and he is working as a financial adviser for Sanford C. Bernstein.
Raj J. Mehta C94 is vice president of interactive and creative services for IJM Interactive. In October he was appointed to the board of trustees of Peirce College in Philadelphia.
Dr. Heather Peikes C94 V98 e-mails, I arrived in New York about two weeks prior to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. I moved to the city to open a specialty veterinary hospital, providing university-quality medicine in a private practice, and am currently the only board-certified veterinary dermatologist practicing in Manhattan. My associates are Dr. Jennifer Chaitman V97, and Dr. Susan Kimmel and Dr. Patricia Kull, who completed residencies at VHUP. We were fortunate enough to have the chance to volunteer at Pier 40, where residents of the area surrounding the WTC were sent to re-unite with their pets. When people were evacuated, they were not allowed back into their homes to rescue their pets, even if the pets had serious medical conditions. We worked with the ASPCA and other volunteers to examine and treat the animals that were eventually rescued: we examined many cats, dogs, birds, turtles, and even chinchillas. Though some were left without food and water for days, luckily most of the stories had happy endings. We also had the opportunity to volunteer near Ground Zero with the Search and Rescue dogs. We examined and treated these dogs who so tirelessly searched the rubble for survivors. It certainly gave me a new respect for both the dogs and their handlers. With everything that was happening around us, it was difficult to focus on opening our practice. Although slightly delayed, we opened our doors for business on Oct. 1. We are currently Manhattans only veterinary clinic exclusively staffed by a team of board-certified specialists. (www.vimany.com).
Dr. Jonathan L. Prenner C94 <email@example.com> e-mails, Jarred Kirsch WG00, Matthew Berman C94, Doug Dietrich WG00, and I proudly announce that we survived another visit to New York from San Francisco-based Keith McCardell C94. It keeps getting tougher to keep up with him as we get older, and we plan to start training earlier next year. I am finishing my chief-resident year in ophthalmology at Penn; in June I will be leaving Philly for a fellowship in retinal surgery at Beaumont Hospital and live in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Michael Roub W94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Lisa Aaronson Roub C95 welcomed Mia Brooke on Nov. 30 in San Francisco. Big Brother Jacob, who turns three this month (March), is thrilled with his little sister, as are Mom and Dad.
Nichole Shumanis Rowles W94 married Ken Rowles C93 on May 12. The wedding took place on campus: the ceremony was in front of College Hall, and the reception was in Houston Hall. Alumni attending included Tim Shannon W94, Michelle Boisvert C93, bridesmaid Maritess Manaluz C94, Susan Devaney C94, Heather Leisman W93, Cynthia Harvey C94, Ricki Gever Eisenstein C95 GEd99 and Andrew Eisenstein C94, Carolyn Parmigiani C96, Leigh Molinari Nunno C95 and Michael Nunno C95, Terry Saunders Hepps C96 and David Hepps C96, Becky Anderko Cornejo C95 and Luis Cornejo C96, Kibett Mengech C95, Jane Chodosh Stolper C79 and Michael Stolper C77, Nick Ondrejka C93, Colin McGranahan C/W93 WG00, Chris Craley C/W93, Dr. Morris Davis C93 G95 Gr98, and Nicholes father, John Shumanis EE63. Ken and Nichole live in Center City Philadelphia.
Jason Weinzimer C94 <email@example.com> e-mails, In November of 2000 I married Melissa Connerton in New York (recently had our first anniversary). Best man was Bill Weber C93, and [my sister] Sharon Weinzimer C98 was a bridesmaid. Other alumni included my father, Mel Weinzimer GEE69, and guests Warren Gottlieb W93 and Valerie Schneider C98. Melissa and I live in Hells Kitchen in New York. I work for Weber Shandwick as a marketing consultant for the financial-services industry, and she is a publicist at the 92nd St. Y.
Wendy Rottenberg Feiner C95 married Matthew Feiner W95 L98 on Aug. 4 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Alumni in the wedding party included Jessica Braun Rich C95, Greg Fidlon L98, Heather Smidt Pomerantz W95, Jessica Wallack C95, and Matts father, Jeffrey Feiner W67. Other alumni at the wedding included Jeff Cohen C95, Brian Kestenbaum C95, Dr. Harris Cohen C95, Ira Lapp C95, Leigh Fuchs C95, Carrie Girgenti C95, Niki Assa W95, Eveie Wilpon C97, David Brioso L98, Allan Kassenoff L98, Ross Klenoff C/W94, Jamie Feiner C99, Seth Lasser C98, and Stuart Feiner W70. Wendy is a product development manager for Lerner New York, a division of the Limited Inc., and Matt is an associate at Davis & Gilbert LLP, where he specializes in labor and employment law; they live in New York.
Lynn Bernstein Hesby C/W95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Jim Hesby in Chicago on Oct. 20. Alumni attending the wedding included Marna Fainman Goldwin C95, Lauren Sarnat C95, Melinda Graham C95, Adena Friedman C95, Lauren Stein C95, Neil Chernoff EAS/W95, Markella Coulalaglou Daugherty C95 and Dr. Reza Daugherty C95.
Karen Keating Kline C95 <email@example.com> and Rick Kline C/W93 celebrated the birth of their first child, Casey Maxwell Kline, on July 21. Caseys two grandfathers are Mel Keating WG68 WG70 and Allan M. Kline WG69, and her uncle is Danny Keating W03.
Leslie Finkelstein Rosen C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that she and her husband, Alan Rosen are delighted to announce the birth of our twins Lily and Aidan, on May 17. We live in New York, where I am an attorney and my husband is an owner of Juniors Restaurant.
Brian Bolten W96 <email@example.com> e-mails, In the summer of 2000, I drove over 12,000 miles all over North America to watch a baseball game in all 30 stadiums in just 37 days. I also visited the Hall of Fame and Field of Dreams as well; Rashid Garbadawala W96 completed the West Coast swing with me. To save on costs and make the tour more personal, I printed up T-shirts with the title of the trip on the front (They have built it, so I will come), as well as the itinerary on the back. I used these shirts as thank-you gifts for friends and teams that helped me on the trip with lodging or tickets to the games. I sent one of these shirts to the Hall of Fame to let them know of the trip, as well as my passion and slight insanity for the game. Recently the Hall of Fame announced a traveling exhibit of their museum, called Baseball As America; this includes artifacts about the history of baseball and how it is interwoven into American life, and one of the pieces they will be using is my T-shirt! The tour kicks off at the Museum of Natural History in New York on March 16, and will visit 20 museums over the next four years (www.baseballasamerica.org). Besides going to many baseball games, I will complete my MBA at Duke University in May and am currently looking to advance my career in sports management, hopefully serving for a collegiate athletic department.
Tamara Davies C96, a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, received a critics award at its fall fashion show in November.
Dr. Jana Fox C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> graduated from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine last year. I am currently in a residency program at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, living in Decatur.
Dr. Cara Rubenstein Gardenswartz C96 received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UCLA and is working in a private practice in Santa Monica, Calif. Her husband, Daniel Gardenswartz W95, is a partner at The Sage Group, an investment bank in Los Angeles which focuses on middle-market mergers and acquisitions and private equity. They would love to hear from alumni at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lauren Lazare C96 <email@example.com> is pleased to announce her engagement to Illya Shell on Aug. 4; the wedding is set for June. She is currently an attorney at the New York City Law Department.
Jorie Green Mark C96 married Dr. Barry J. Mark C93 at Adath Israel Synagogue in Merion, Pa., on Sept. 2. Ava Dadabhoy C/EAS96, (Jories roommate at Penn) was the maid of honor and Barrys brother, Adam Mark C97, served as best man. Other alumni in the bridal party included Barrys father, Dr. Louis Mark C66, bridesmaids Sarah Gardner C95 and Allison OBrien C97 (who is engaged to Adam Mark), and groomsmen Derek Braslow C93 and John Musero W93 L96. Alumni among the wedding guests included Barrys uncles Gene Hilzenrath W65 and Louis Arovas W59, and his cousins Robert Hilzenrath W88 and Michele Pearson Hilzenrath C88, Edward Hilzenrath W91 and Sydney Cutler Hilzenrath C94, and Dr. Bennett Taff C67 D71. Other alumni attending were Robert Fanburg W56, Erik Sulman C93 and Dara Less Sulman C94, John Dunfee C93 and Tara Andringa Dunfee C93, Navin Valrani W93, Dr. Oren Friedman C92, Thea Diamond Howey G83, Luke De Cock C96, Alfred Dolich C95, and Dr. Brian Lally EAS93. With so many alumni in the family, Barrys parents arranged for the a cappella group Penn Pipers to make a surprise appearance at the rehearsal dinner to serenade Jorie and Barry and lead the guests in singing The Red and Blue. After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, Jorie and Barry returned to their home in Baltimore, where he is a second-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, having graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 2000. Jorie, who received a masters degree in creative writing in 1999 from American University, works in Annapolis as the managing editor of VetCentric.com, an online magazine about pet healthcare. A former editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian, she chronicled the details of her engagement in a bi-monthly column for WeddingChannel.com.
Josh Raha EAS96 and Paula Rutledge Nu96 are excited to announce that were engaged to be married. The wedding will be a two-part affair this coming summer, with a Christian ceremony in Philadelphia and a Hindu ceremony in Ottawa. We, however, live in Orlando, Fla. Josh is currently working with a pre-funded startup called Carina Networks and Paula is a traveling nurse, currently working in critical care at the Florida Hospital. For those of you with whom weve lost touch, we can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Katrina Riddick Reynolds C96 married Craig Reynolds C95 on Dec. 15 at Cap Juluca in Anguilla, British West Indies. Celebrating the wedding, and enjoying a fabulous tropical vacation, were Penn friends Ananya Dash C96, Danielle Gray C96 L00 (who sent in this note), Andrew Jankowich L00, Katherine Perry Penberthy C96, Patricia McInerney W96, Cindy Horesh Schnitzer C96 and Edward Schnitzer C94, John Koo EAS/W96, Brian Chacker C96 and Jung Lee W96.
Heather Koehler EAS/W97 married Brian Inyart on Aug. 11 in Cincinnati. Emma Vas W96 was the maid-of-honor, Leonor Medalla EAS98, Lora Byala C/EAS96, and Sonya Choo C97 (who sent in this note) were bridesmaids, and Kimberly Leighton C97, Gary Byala EAS/W97, Stephanie Reitano EAS96, and Maurice Samuels EAS97 joined in the celebration. Following their honeymoon in Hawaii, Heather and Brian relocated to the New Jersey-New York area. She left Procter & Gamble for Novartis Consumer Health, where she now works as an associate brand manager, and he continues his career with Wirthlin Worldwide as a marketing-research account executive. They enjoy being back on the East Coast and would love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Peter H. Levine C97 <email@example.com> married Lindsay Blaivas on Jan. 12 at the Metropolitan Club in New York, and then honeymooned in Hawaii. Alumni attending were Adam Kupperman W97, Hayley Brener C97, Seth Flieger C97 WG03, Samantha Grebow C97, Benjamin Harris C97, Andra Fogel C96, Brian Werfel C97, Sandi Shurgin C97, Eric Reiter W97, Zachary Lutsky C97, John Polevoy C97, Jillian Grossman C97, Nancy Stone Levine C94, Sharon Molinoff Sevrens W94 WG99, Brian Finkel EAS97, Marcella De Biase W97, Scott Vogel WG03, and University trustee Elliot Jaffe W49.
Brian Sheth W97 and Adria Ferguson C97 were engaged in October. They live in San Francisco.
Paul Shinn C97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Angelee Mullins on Sept. 22 in Lancaster, Pa. Worried their flight would be cancelled only three days after the terrorist attacks, the couple packed up their car and drove from their home in San Diego to Lancaster. They improvised their honeymoon on the return trip with stops in Graceland and Las Vegas. Alumni attending were Christopher J. Kim C95 WEv00, Jeanine Graham C97, Herman Lau EAS97, Shelise Williams Brooks C98, and Rosa Cheuk C99 GEng00.
Laurie Abrams C98 married Lawrence Beller on Aug. 4 in Blue Bell, Pa. The maids of honor were Amanda Siegel W98 and Samantha Cohen W98, and the bridal party also included Jennifer Sanders C98. Other alumni attending included Kika Backer C98, Joanna Newman W98, Marla Snyder C98, Jeff Barkoff C99, Cindy Garon C98, Anthony Dunphy C98, Shannon Dietzmann C98, Lauren Feingold C98, Maria Zuckerman C98, Amy Farkas C98, Sam Gettler C98, Adam Kestenbaum C98, Brian Weiss C98, and Michael Henry C96.
Jed Appelrouth C/W98 <email@example.com> e-mails, after an incredible year teaching fifth grade for the AmeriCorps program in Taos, N.M., followed by two years as an analyst at McKinsey and Co., I decided to go after my dream of becoming a professional fine artist. I currently work in Atlanta, painting large-scale landscapes, murals and portraits, teaching art on the side, and enjoying every day.
Susannah Barber W98 married Ethan Myerson on Sept. 2 at the Tucson Museum of Art. After a two-week honeymoon in Italy, they returned to their home in Tucson. Alumni who joined in the wedding celebration included Ethans father, Dr. Randolph Myerson D73 GD78, Marlena Brawer Fass C98, and Deborah Goodman W98. Susannah and Ethan continue to enjoy life in the Southwest, where she works in the seniors-housing industry and he develops Web-based training materials. She can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sara Cho Kim C98 G98 GEd00 married Dr. Brian Kim in Cherry Hill, N.J., on June 23. Penn people who participated and assisted in the wedding included Susie Lee C97, Joann Kwah C98, Mi Hong Hannah Kim Cho SW01, Jason Ro C/W00, Sarah Lim C99, Jenie Jang EAS01, and Isaac Kwon GCP99. Sara and Brian currently live in Manhattan, but will move to Eau Claire, Wisc., in June, where he will work at Marshfield Clinic and she will be going to school; they can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Jamie Phares C98 wed Keith Negrin in her home town of St. Louis on Labor Day weekend. Alumni attending the wedding included Lauren Schenker C99, Leslie Adelson C99, Paulette Dweck C99, Lauren Feingold C98, Ben Poe W98, and Sara Nelson C98 and Deb Miller C98 (who sent in this note) were in the bridal party. The weekend included a scavenger hunt, a great luau rehearsal dinner, trips to the famous Arch and other great activities. It was the best wedding ever.
Mandy Slegowski C98 wed Jeffrey Robertson EAS98 on Oct. 27 in Reading, Pa. Alumni attending included bestman Bryan Romano W98, maid of honor Karen Havers W98, and guests Brian Goldfarb C98, Nili Israeli C98, Meredith Mehlman Nu98, Michael OConnor C98, Ernest Poon EAS98 GEng99, David Richmond EAS98 GEng99 and Sasha Zelensky Richmond W98, Katrina Szakal C98, and Courtney Woolridge C97. Mandy and Jeff live in the Washington suburbs, where she is an accountant for Marriott International and he is a computer analyst for AMS.
David Smith WG98 last year joined Aeroxchange in Irving, Tex., as vice president of business development. Previously he was director of finance with Legend Airlines.
Fred Jauss C99 G99 and Lindsay Lion C98 GEd99 became engaged on Nov. 17. Attending the surprise engagement party were Mark Lion C01, Dr. Erik Nordgren G93 Gr01, Ron Isaacson EAS01 and Stacey Feldman Isaacson C00. Lindsay is the manager of operations of Biosyn, Inc. in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., and Fred is a third-year law student at American University in Washington.
Joseph Scott McArdle WEv99 is a board member of Angel Flight East, a non-profit organization of volunteer pilots that provides free air transportation on private aircraft for medically and financially needy children and adults throughout the Northeast (www.angelflighteast.org). He e-mails, I worked for almost two weeks following the September 11 tragedy at our office in Ft. Washington; I coordinated the public relations and outreach efforts. We had 50 missions from Sept 12 throughout the otherwise no-fly period, and flew rescue personnel, families, blood, and even rescue dogs. We have also given talks to Penn Flight, the flying club of Penn students, and I produced a public-service announcement with Hon. Ed Rendell C65 Hon00, which has received airtime all across the country, including on CNN headline news, and US Airways inflight.
Patrick Neal C99 wed Jennifer Triolo C99 on Dec. 1 in Philadelphia. The wedding was well-attended by family and friends, including John V. McCarty W99 and Alycia Kaufman McCarty W99, Brian Munro C99, Lauren Ballough C99, Michael E. Pikiel Jr. C99 (who sent in this note), Robert Z. Dziedziech W99, Clinton Matter C/W97, Thomas R. Kaufman W02, Hilary North C04, Kourtney Krom C98, Karen Weiss C98, Carrie Van Syckel EAS98, Demetrios Hadgis C99, Caroline Shipps C00, Meirav Levy Abramovitz C99, Gretchen Price C99, and Sam Tarantini WEv99. Pat and Jenn live outside of Philadelphia, and both work for Susquehanna International Group, LLP.
Natalie Taub C99 is pursuing an MBA at San Francisco State University.
Julie Gerstein C00 recently joined Soroptimist International of the Americas, a Philadelphia-based international volunteer organization for women in sbusiness, management, and the professions, as publications coordinator. After graduating, she traveled to Chiapas in Mexico and served as an international observer with Fray Bartolomeo de las Casas, a human-rights organization. She volunteers with the Bookmobile project in Philadelphia, and is a freelance writer and columnist for The Philadelphia Weekly.
Casey K. Weidenmiller L01 has joined the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate; he focuses on corporate work and commercial litigation in its Naples, Fla., office.
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