31 Dr. Clarence C. Briscoe C31 M35, is a retired associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University who had practiced and conducted research at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has written The Roar of a Lion; A Novel, which was published by Dorrance Publishing Corp. in 2002. He writes, It should be read by all pre-meds and medical students. To quote from the books cover: This fictional account of the personal and professional life of [an] obstetrician allows a fascinating look at medical and social changes in the 20th century.
42 Neysa Cristol Adams CW42 was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania last fall; she qualified for this honor through a long history of community service in United Way, the Federation of Jewish Agencies, the Womens Advisory Committee for Federal Commissioners, the Presidents Commission for Women, the National Conference on Social Welfare, the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Foundation, and Penns School of Social Work. A retired teacher and investment adviser, she is married to Hon. Arlin M. Adams L47 Hon98; they have three grown daughters, Carol Adams Kirshner, Jane Adams, and Judith Adams Edelson. She plans to continue her volunteer commitment to higher education, health care, and social services.
George L. Merwin Gr42 writes, Now that I am in my 92nd year, I have given up most of my retirement activities. Retiring from the International Monetary Fund in 1977, after 31 years with that organization, I became founding president of the IMF Retirees Association until 1997. Last year I gave up the presidency of the Miles Merwin (1623-1697) Association, after 40 years. Elizabeth Quay Merwin, my wife of 62 years, died in January 2001. I now live in a life-care community in Bethesda, Md., and manage a little golf occasionally.
48 William H. Helfand ChE48 is now president of the Library Company of Philadelphia, which was founded by Franklin in 1731 and is Americas oldest cultural institution. The Library Company is today an independent, non-profit research library with extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints, and photographs documenting American history from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century.
50 Patricia Scharlin R. Taylor CW50 and Gary Taylor wrote Smart Alliance: How a Global Corporation and Environmentalists Transformed a Tarnished Brand, to be published this spring by Yale University Press. The press release notes, It is an inside story of how corporate executives, banana workers, local leaders, and conservation advocates learned to work together and trust one another. Over the objections of skeptical critics, Chiquita Brands International and the Rainforest Alliance established a Better Banana seal of approval to certify Chiquitas environmental efforts and to enhance worker health and safety.
51 Joyce Sloan Anderson Ed51 GEd52 has written Courage In High Heels (Publish America, 2004), the life stories of eight extraordinary women who have overcome formidable obstacles in life. A freelance writer, Joyce is a former professor of sociology and chair of the social-sciences division at Atlantic Community College in New Jersey. Her articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other national and regional publications; she can be reached at <JSAwrite@aol.com>.
Harold Cramer L51 is a retired partner with the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP. A former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, he now serves as president of the Jenkins Law Library, and in November received the associations Bar Medal for his commitment over many years to the library.
52 George W. Nordham L52 has written and published a number of booklets, The Ten Commandments; The Sermon on the Mount: A Modern Viewpoint; Follow Me: The Apostles of Jesus Christ; and The 23rd Psalm.
53 Dr. Howard D. Greyber Gr53 wrote in December that he is formally retired, but continues research in theoretical astrophysics. He and his wife plan to move soon to San Jose, Calif., to be near three children and four little grandsons.
Charles Potash C53, the senior partner of the Blue Bell, Pa., law firm of Wisler, Pearlstine, Talone, Craig, Garrity & Potash, LLP, in January became of counsel to the firm. He joined the firm in 1960 and concentrated his practice as solicitor for school districts and school authorities, and municipalities and municipal authorities; he will continue to represent school districts and school authorities in this new role.
55 Hugh C. Miller Ar55 received the 2003 William C. Noland Medal from the Virginia Society AIA last November, for his service in the field of historic landscape preservation and his devotion to the society. A retired chief historical architect for the U.S. National Park Service, he was the first director of the Virginia Department of Historical Resources; during his 28-year career with the National Park Service he was responsible for projects such as Independence Hall and the Statue of Liberty restoration. He continues to lecture with the Historic Richmond Foundation and sits on the advisory boards for Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forrest, and the University of Virginias Academical Village and Stratford Hall. And he serves on the faculty of Goucher Colleges historic-preservation masters program.
56 Hugh D. Jascourt C56 has been re-appointed chair of the Greenbelt (Md.) Employee Relations Board, re-elected co-chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution Federal Workplace ADR Committee, appointed to the publications advisory committee of the International Public Management Association, and will be in the 2004 editions of Whos Who in America and Whos Who in American Law (in which he has been listed since its first edition).
57 Howard R. Berlin W57 retired in 2002 as managing director and senior portfolio manager at Neuberger Berman LLC, a New York investment-advisory firm, and now lives with his wife, Joy, at the The Boulders Resort in Carefree, Ariz. He was recently elected to the board of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, which houses traditional and contemporary Native American art, and hosts educational programs highlighting Native American arts, history, and culture. He is also involved with several philanthropic projects, including the Uriah P. Levy Cultural Center and Jewish Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy. And he heads an investment firm, Berlin Associates Inc., specializing in private investments.
58 William J. Young III C58 writes that a story of his appeared on ESPNoutdoors.com about a salmon fly created in Iceland by legendary guide Petur Steingrimsson; it is called the Betsy, named after my daughter, Betsy Young Palmieri C85. Incidentally, Petur also designed another salmon fly for me several years ago. It is red and blue and is calledsurprise!the Quaker. It also is very effective. I have caught salmon using it in Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Mongolia, Russia, British Columbia, and Quebec.
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59 Paul G. Dentiste GCP59 has moved from Birmingham, Ala., to Tulsa, Okla., and is a planning consultant to governments and telecom site-acquisition and -management companies. Having served as executive director of the Birmingham Regional Planning Commission (1980-1995), he has been appointed to the Tulsa Human Rights Commission. Prior to moving to Tulsa, he completed the entire Cricket Communications project in Tulsa as Lucents market and site acquisition manager. (Before that he held senior consultancy positions throughout the South and Southeast with Sprint Spectrum PCS, Powertel PCS, PageNet, TowerCom/Preferred Sites, and Crown Castle Communication.) Paul has transferred to the Oklahoma chapter of the American Planning Association and looks forward to serving the people of Oklahoma.
Dr. Morton Hoffman C59 M63, Moorestown, N.J., was presented last year with Virtua Healths Lifetime Achievement Award. He began his career with Virtua Health in 1969, and served as section chief of general medicine and assistant chief of internal medicine. He was one of the first trained nephrologists at Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County, and served as its first section chief of nephrology. He was named an honorary member of Virtua Memorials medical staff upon his retirement in September 2002.
62 Stephen R. Harrison W62 writes, We divide our time between Manhattan and Beaufort, S.C. We have owned the Rhett House Inn for 17 years: the 1820 four-diamond inn is located between Charleston and Savannah, Ga. We will be happy to welcome students and alumni and will offer a special room rate, (888) 480-9530.
63 Jay Phelan C63 writes that he is still on active duty in the U.S. Navy, working as an otolaryngologist and flight surgeon at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Some of his most memorable moments, for better or worse, have come as helicopter-rescue physician at Space Shuttle launches and landings. He was present at the launch of Columbia, and was standing by at the Cape for the landing that never happened: two of his flight-surgeon friends were lost that day.
Barrett J. Foerster C64 writes that on Nov. 13 he was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Imperial. Previously he was a partner in the law firm of Olins, Foerster & Hayes, where he primarily practiced labor law. For over 20 years he served as a state probate referee. He owns two historically designated homes, one of which was placed on the U.S. Department of Interiors National Register. His wife is a principal at Twin Peaks Middle School and they have two daughters.
Ray Griffin GAr64, a senior partner in the Vancouver firm DGBK Architects, writes he is working on major healthcare and educational projects in British Columbia, Alberta, and in China (www.dgbk.com). The Vancouver projects include the Metropolitan Hotel, the Eyecare Centre at Vancouver Hospital, the Forest Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia, and Lions Gate Film Studios.
65 Lawrence J. Fox C65 L68, a managing partner with the Philadelphia-based law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, in November received the Philadelphia Bars Wachovia Fidelity Award for his significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice.
67 Leslie Freed CW67 has been living with her husband, Greg McEnary, in Stamford, Conn., for 24 years. She recently retired after a 30-year career as a corporate lawyer and lobbyist, and as a business entrepreneur.
68 James Lloyd FA68, Wayne, Pa., teaches figurative and abstract sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Last year he had an outdoor-sculpture show, James Lloyd: Reflections of Embedded Images, at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. He writes, In addition to [that] show, I gave two public slide lectures about a recent altar sculpture for the hospice chapel at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, [which] illustrated the power of the art of intention in transforming people and society. The lectures were given in May at the Michener Museum and at the Philadelphia Club.
Arthur Schramm L68 was recently inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hall of Fame in recognition of his notable service as a trustee of the Southern California chapter.
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Mary C. Selecky CW69 is Secretary of Health for the State of Washington; she has lived in the state for 30 years. She was recently elected to a second term as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. At Penn she was among the first women elected to student government in the late Sixties, and later she was an assistant dean of students.
70 Dan Beigel C70 <email@example.com> has completed a two-year project for Penn State Universitys sesquicentennial: Raise the Song, a coffee-table book released this spring, which has over 100 of his photographs. His award-winning photography has been published in the Gazette, National Geographic magazine and its books, and recently in Time-Lifes The Year in Pictures. Some photos have also been exhibited at Epcot Centers Journey Into Imagination Pavilion, which features The Worlds Outstanding Photography. His panoramic images, marketed as The Wide View, are sold in college bookstores and museum gift shops throughout the country. Dan lives in Annapolis, Md., with Tammy, his wife of 25 years, and most of his five children.
71 Ian M. Comisky W71 L74, co-chair of the white-collar, internal, and government investigations group of Blank Rome LLP, in December moderated a program, Guidelines Under AttackThe Protect Act, presented by the ABA and the Center for Continuing Legal Education in Philadelphia. He also spoke on White-Collar Crime Issues: Equitable Distribution and How Lawyers Can Avoid Trouble, at the Pennsylvania Bars family-law section meeting in January.
Dr. Tagi Sagafi-Nejad G71 Gr79 writes, After taking early retirement from Loyola College [in Baltimore], last year I took up a one-year post as the Keating-Crawford Chair in International Business at Seton Hall University. Then in August I took up my current position, the Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor of International Business and interim chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business at Texas A&M International University, with the mission of starting a Ph.D. program in international business. Of further interest may be the fact that Howard V. Perlmutter, emeritus professor of management at Wharton, serves on the global advisory board of our Ph.D. program.
Dr. J. Bradford Senden C71 is the managing partner of the Center for Community Opinion, in San Ramon, Calif., which works with school districts, library districts, and cities that seek voter approval for tax increases for building or program improvements. He co-wrote School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success, to be published by Scarecrow Press in June (www.scarecrowpress.com).
William A. Squires C71 recently represented Penn as a delegate at the inauguration of the new president at Asnuntuck Community College. Bill and his wife, Nancy, own Esquire Gas Products Company, wholesalers of dry ice and carbon dioxide, based in Enfield, Conn., which was recently honored by the University of Connecticut School of Business as a finalist for the Connecticut Family Business of the Year.
Robert E. Young GrS71 lives near the ocean in Virginia Beach. He body-surfs, writes poetry, and is a trustee at the Virginia Beach Friends School, where he helps coach girls basketball. And he works for social change, toward a peaceful planet.
72 Ira Genberg L72, a partner in the Atlanta-based law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, was recently selected by his peers to Georgias Super Lawyers, as featured in Atlanta magazine, and to Georgias Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazines listing of the states top 100 lawyers. Nationally he was chosen by Chambers USA Ranking Guide as one of Americas Leading Business Lawyers, elected to Outstanding Lawyers of America, and chosen by in-house counsel at Fortune 1000 companies as one of Americas best 75 lawyers.
Dr. Nick Spitzer C72, professor of folklore and cultural conservation at the University of New Orleans, has been named the 2004 Mellon Professor of Humanities at Tulane University. Creator and host of American Routes, the weekly program devoted to vernacular music and culture distributed by Public Radio International. He and his wife, Margaret Howze, a jazz producer for National Public Radio, live with their son, Perry Randolph Spitzer (born 2002), in the Crescent City district of New Orleans.
Lee Evan Tabas C72 ME72, a director and president emeritus of the Royal Bank of Pennsylvania, has started a new business, Tabasfunding.com, which provides funding for entrepreneurs to expand or acquire businesses. He also teaches MBA students, as the executive-in-residence for 2003-4 at the School of Business Administration of Philadelphia University. His son Samuel Bradford Tabas C99 is studying philosophy and comparative literature in Paris as a McCracken Doctoral Fellow at NYU. And daughter Elizabeth Rebecca Tabas C01 is a first-year law student at Fordham University; she is still rowing, now with a club team in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
73 John J. Conley C73, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, wrote The Suspicion of Virtue: Women Philosophers in Neoclassical France, published recently by Cornell University Press.
Fred Samara C73 has been head coach of track and field at Princeton University for 26 years; Recently he was named to the Public Schools Athletic League 100th Anniversary Hall of Fame. In both 2001 and 2002 he was named the NCAA Regional Coach of the Year.
William Young C73 spent a month in Australia last year, including three weeks in the desert, looking for birds. This was his fourth natural-history trip to Australia since 1995; field notes and photos from the trip can be accessed at (www.amosbutleraudubon.org /WCY/default.htm).
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74 Roberta Smith Favis Gr74, professor of art at Stetson University, wrote Martin Johnson Heade in Florida, which was published in September by the University of Florida Press. It describes the last two decades of the life and artistic career of Heade (1819-1904), when he settled in St. Augustine, Fla.; a member of the Hudson River School, he was the first artist of national repute to make his home in Florida. An active participant in the projects of Henry Flagler to transform St. Augustine into a mecca for Northern tourists, his writings expressed concern that the pristine environment and its inhabitants were already threatened.
Merry Henig Feintuch W74 and Richard Feintuch W74 write, We are happy to report that our son, Jonathan, has been accepted to the Class of 2008 at Wharton. He joins our older son, Jason Feintuch W05.
Terry Jacobs GAr74 and his firm, Jacobs/ Wyper Architects, LLP, designed Penns new Hillel buidling, Steinhardt Hall [January-February Gazetteer].
75 J. Douglas Bate WG75, North Andover, Mass., managing partner of The Visterra Group, a Boston-based corporate strategic-planning consultancy, co-wrote The Power of Strategy Innovation: A New Way of Linking Creativity and Strategic Planning to Discover Great Business Opportunities, which was published last October by the American Management Association.
Pam J. Crabtree G75 Gr82 and Peter Bogucki C75 are co-editors-in-chief of Ancient Europe 8000 B.C. - 1000 A.D.: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, published by Charles Scribners Sons in December. Pam writes that one son, Michael Campana, is a freshman at Penn.
77 Mitchell Gross WG77 is co-founder, chair, and chief executive officer of Mobius Management Systems, Inc., whose software is being used by 60 percent of the Fortune 100 companies to manage massive data files electronically over the Web, as well as to comply with the new federal Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines. One of his daughters is Diane Gross Hess C97, a reporter at TheStreet.com; she is married to David Hess W97, a corporate-finance adviser at Goldman Sachs. Mitch is a passionate collector of classic cars; he owns 17, eight of which are turn-of-the-20th-century steam-powered.
Karen Frank Kelrick W77 and Howard Kelrick C77 are proud to announce that their son, Scott, will be a member of the Penn freshman class this fall. KiKi is director of admissions for The University School, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., preparatory school, and Howard is president of Finger Mate, Inc., a fine-jewelry manufacturer. Their daughter, Allison, is a junior at Emory University in Atlanta, where she is pursuing majors in ballet and in journalism.
Gary J. Stilwell W77 WG84 has been awarded a two-year grant from Telecom Italia to study at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Milan.
78 David M. Podell C78 was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He has been a member of its faculty since 1988 and dean of humanities and social sciences since 1998.
Karen Ostrow Stempel C78 writes, In January, I opened Lexolution LLC, a temporary legal-staffing company in Washington (www.lexolution.net). It also has an office in New York, where it was founded in 2001 by my three partners. We are one of the leading providers of temporary attorneys and paralegals to law firms and in-house law departments in the D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. I try to help alumni candidates, of which I have quite a few, as much as possible. Before starting Lexolution, I was of counsel at Baker & Hostetler LLP in Washington. My husband, Scott Stempel, and I live with our two daughters in Potomac, Md.
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Robert C. Schneider L79 WG79 writes, An article I co-authored, Tax-Exempt Bonds: The Secret to Low-Cost Financing, was published in the December edition of School Business Affairs.
80 Ingeborg Hegemann Clark GRP80 writes, I was interested to read the News article Wetland Restored: Wildlife Approve in the Jan-Feb Gazette. I have been working on wetland restoration and creation for several years now in Massachusetts. Wetland restoration/creation activities are a very much debated activity in the U.S., in terms of evaluating their success and even in defining what parameters should be measured to determine success. In my opinion, wetland restoration/creation, as a planned activity, is a young scienceand very interesting! I have thoroughly enjoyed monitoring my new wetlands over the past years and watching them evolve. It will be interesting to see how the Arboretum wetland evolves. I look forward to visiting it soon. I am currently vice president of ecological sciences with a Mass. and Conn. environmental-engineering consulting firm, BSC Group, Inc., and I also teach wetland ecology at one of the UMass campuses. My two children are about to head off to college, so my husband and I will be able to do all those fun things we used to do 18 years agolike travel!
Leslie Esdaile-Banks W80 e-mailed in early December, Yesterday was my birthday, and I got a call from my agent that [my novels] Minion and The Awakening have been optioned by Gotham Beach Entertainment for the movie rights! The Vampire Huntress is going to Hollywood! Then he said, Kiddo, youre in Russia! Both books have been picked up by AST Publishers to be translated into Russian and sold internationally!
81 Michael E. Dee W81, Singapore, managing director & CEO of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Asia, was recently appointed a trustee of Singapore Management University. He also serves on the board of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Gregg Fallick C81 L84 see Lisa Sellers Fallick W84.
Susan Friedman-Becker C81 GCP82 has joined a firm of fundraising consultants for Israeli non-profit groups. Still living in Raanana, Israel, with three sons (Yishai, Micha, and Edo) and her husband, Mitchel, and still a total DeadHead, she would like to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
James H. Gilmore W81 writes, I was recently named a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Ill be in residence at UVa. on and off throughout the 2003-04 academic year, collaborating with faculty on a number of research initiatives. This comes right after having served as the 2002-03 Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Co-chair at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at Iowa State University. All this flows from the continued interest in my book, The Experience Economy, now published in 10 languages. More on my fellowship at Batten Institute at (www.darden.virginia.edu/batten/fellows).
David Sable W81 M86 is retiring from medical practice in March. For the past four years he has served as director of the in-vitro fertilization program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. He lives in New York with his wife, Priya, seven-year-old Nikhil, and four-year-old Tarana.
Sharon Hernes Silverman C81 wrote Brandywine Valley: The Informed Travelers Guide, just released by Stackpole Books. She and her husband, Alan Silverman W81, live in West Chester, Pa., with their two sons. Friends are welcome to contact her via (www.BrandywineGuide.com).
82 Dr. Lee A. Fleisher C82 has joined the Penn School of Medicine as professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesia. Previously he was professor of anesthesia, vice-chair for clinical investigation, and clinical director of operating rooms at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with an appointment in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His professional interests include studying how to predict and prevent cardiac complications in patients with cardiac disease who are undergoing operations not related to their heart conditions. He first came to Penn when only 16 years old to work summers at the Wistar Institute. He has interviewed for the secondary-schools committees since 1985 wherever he has been around the country.
Joanne Hirsh G82 has expanded her professional activities from art adviser and curator to the management and care of art collections. Her firm, Joanne Hirsh Collection Care, provides services for corporations, institutions, and individual art collections in need of a concerned eye <email@example.com>
Susan Kohn Stern C82 received her masters in educational administration from Rider University in Dec. 2002. After teaching fifth grade and gifted-and-talented students in North Brunswick, N.J., she is now director of elementary instruction. She and her husband, Walter, are the proud parents of twins Emily and Frankie (12) and Michael (eight). They live in Plainsboro.
Deborah Wong C82 has been promoted to professor of music at the University of California, Riverside. Her second book, Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music, will be published this spring by Routledge.
83 Shaun Eli Breidbart W83 writes that after more than a decade of selling jokes to network late-night television talk shows, he has taken to the stage himself, performing stand-up comedy at showcase clubs in New York, including Gotham Comedy Club and Stand-Up NY. You can read more about him, find examples of his work, see his performance schedule, and contact him at (www.BrainChampagne.com).
Craig James W83 writes, I started a sales training business last year called Sales Solutions. Based in New York, we provide services ranging from traditional classroom training for sales teams, to one-on-one coaching for individual salespeople and entrepreneurs, to a Rent-A-Sales-Manager (outsourced sales management) offering for start-ups and other small businesses. Our target market is businesses ranging from $20-200 million, as well as entrepreneurs. Im still single, but that looks to be coming to an end shortlywill keep everyone posted on that progress.
Ivan B. Knauer C83 joined Pepper Hamilton LLP in December as a partner in its Washington office; he specializes in securities litigation, and previously was a partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Washington.
Helen Lesnick C83 <hlesnick@AttaGirlProds.com> and her partner, Valerie B. Pichney, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Sylvie, on Sept. 17. She is the first child for both of them. Their film, A Family Affair, was the official selection of over 60 festivals worldwide and won five best-film awards before its U.S. theatrical release by Small Planet Pictures. Wolfe Video released it in August on DVD and VHS. In between changing diapers, Helen and Valerie are currently in post-production for their second film, Inescapable.
John Terwilliger C83 W83 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that he is rounding off a nine-month sabbatical, during which he accidentally stumbled upon and met his biological parentsboth of whom live in the Washington area, where he grew up, yet havent been in contact with each other in over 40 years. (He was adopted at birth, and both of his adoptive parents are now deceased.) This makes for an incredible story, with a happy ending (so far), and he is currently working on a book covering this dramatic episode in his life. Since January he has taken on an interim project in Amsterdam for ABN AMRO, to securitize and create a secondary market in European residential mortgages. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1996 with his wife, Elize, their daughter, Cristiana, and son, Jack.
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Lisa Sellers Fallick W84 <email@example.com> e-mails, Ive started a new business, Max Delivers!, a distributorship of all-natural dog and cat foods that are shipped free anywhere in the continental U.S. My husband, Gregg Fallick C81 L84, and I recently adopted two pups, Max and Rio, who join our two kids Shea (eight) and Kayla (five). We asked our vet what food we should feed them, and he said that there was only one dog food he felt comfortable recommending, an all-natural, hormone-free, chemical-free food that was human-grade. Our dogs loved it, and we loved the free delivery, so I decided to go into business with Max, the dog! Please visit my Web site (www.MaxDelivers.com), the first that I have ever designed! Id love to hear from you.
David Grassetti C84 returned to the U.S. after doing eight years of venture-capital work in Poland. He now works for Panasonics U.S. corporate headquarters in Secaucus, N.J., as a member of their internal-consulting group.
Dr. Adrienne Kirby GNu84 Gr96 is chief operating officer of Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees and vice president of the womens and childrens services at Virtua Health in South Jersey. In December she received a Woman of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She had served as an associate clinical director for obstetrical and neonatal nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Ken Zangwill C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Daphna Enzer in July on a Malibu, Calif., beach under the sun and amidst the crash of wavesboogie boarding followed! She is a physicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, and I work at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (UCLA School of Medicine) as a pediatric infectious-disease specialist.
85 Jeffrey H. Cohen W85 became leader of the corporate practice in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He is married to Lisa Block Cohen C85. They live in Los Angeles with their two boys, Justin (11) and Cameron (five).
Dr. Eric K. Seaman C85 and his wife, Brett, live in Morris Township, N.J., with their two daughters, Charlotte (21 months) and Evann (eight months), and dog, Woody (three years). Eric is a urologist specializing in male infertility with offices in West Orange and Morristown.
Tremain Smith C85 had works in three group exhibits in the Philadelphia area: Repetition and Transformation, a group show opening in January at the Episcopalian Philadelphia Cathedral (it was curated by Elizabeth Hoak Doering, lecturer in fine arts at Penn); Inner Circles, at the Sharadin Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in February; and Saving Philadelphia: The Art of the Dumpster Divers at the Sedgwick Cultural Center, which runs through March 14.
86 Cynthia Arato C86 is now with the New York office of the Los Angeles-based entertainment and media law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She had been a partner in the New York law firm of Parcher, Hayes & Snyder, P.C., which joined Manatt in January.
Dr. Andrew Engelhard C86, a scientist at the Columbia University Skin Diseases Research Center, received the 2004 Carson Family Charitable Trust Research Scholar Award from the American Skin Association.
Jonathan Guttenberg C86 writes that Hannah Rose was born to him and Randi Karmen Guttenberg on Aug. 8. We are still living in Manhattan with Katie Bea, who is now almost three.
Lawrence Israeloff W86 has become director of taxation at Feldman, Meinberg & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants in Syosset, N.Y.
Daniel P. McCarthy EAS86, Salt Lake City, has been appointed chair of the intellectual-property and technology department at Parsons, Behle & Latimer, Utahs largest law firm.
Barbara Yanez C86 is engaged to be married this summer to Yovanis Vega.
87 Keith E. Gottfried W87 e-mailed in December, I just returned from New Delhi where I delivered the keynote address at the Asia Global Tech Summit; it brought together policy-makers and software-industry representatives from the Asia Pacific region to examine issues and challenges facing governments as they work to develop information-based economies. It was a terrific event and was testament to how India has achieved one of the pre-eminent information-based economies. Keith is senior vice president for corporate affairs at Borland Software Corp. in Cupertino, Calif.
Lisa Greene W87 and her husband, Jonathan Polish, welcomed their daughter, Noa Ruth, into the world on Dec. 1. Lisa serves as associate rabbi of North Shore Congregation Israel in suburban Chicago.
Ellen Shulman Judson C87 <email@example.com> proudly announces the opening of her business, Pure Poetry. Working out of her home, she writes poems and speeches for all occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, and more! She, her husband, Andy, and their three childrenMichael (eight), Eric (six), and Rachel (three)recently moved to West Windsor, N.J., and love it.
David Na C87 writes, My wife, Jennifer, big brother Ethan, and I are overjoyed to announce the birth of our new baby boy, Adam Daniel, on Feb. 25, 2003.
Dana Dellinger Newswanger W87 married Brian L. Newswanger, president of Atlantes Architects, on June 14, 2003, at Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia. Family and close friends celebrated heartily until the wee hours with dinner and slam-dancing at the Union League. Definitely a successful party! Brians son, Garrett (14), was best man, and his daughter, Whitney (16), was maid-of-honor. Dana and Brian live and work in Center City Philadelphia and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Greg Shearson C87, president of the recently combined Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana Gatorade operations in Canada, has been named president of the Chicago-based juices group of PepsiCo Beverages & Foods.
Babitts C88 e-mails, After spending the last nine years at Sony
Music, I have returned to the thriving independent-label world to
continue corrupting the minds of Americas youth: I am vice president,
Russell Langsam C88 writes, My wife, Anne Sherman, and I are happy to announce the birth of our son, Benjamin Ari Langsam, on Aug. 4.
Karen Post C88 W88 and her husband, Jonathon Nevett, announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Sarah Nevett, on Oct. 10. She joins big sister Rachel (five) and big brother Michael (three). Karen can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Joan Piassick Swartz EAS88 and Peter Swartz EE90 W90 announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Bernard, on Dec. 8. Joan is a senior SAP consultant with Solutions Consulting, a subsidiary of Perot Systems. Peter is president of his own consulting firm, Intersys Consulting, with projects taking the family around the world, including London, Paris, Belgium, and Tokyo.
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David P. France C89 writes, On Dec. 6, I started as an analyst with the Wall Street Reporter magazine. I will be researching and conducting interviews with CEOs of mostly publicly traded companies for the magazine and for the Web site.
Elisa Minsk Hartstein C89 e-mails, Dr. Morris Hartstein and I are excited to announce the birth of our fourth child, Jonah Yochai, on May 13; he was warmly welcomed by big sisters Eliana (five) and Dalia (four), and big brother, Zack (two). I am now able to test first-hand my line of nursing fashionsagain! I and Ed Hyken W95 teamed up in 2000 to launch a company called Expressiva Nursingwear (www.expressiva.com) that designs, manufactures, and sells a line of fashionable clothing for nursing mothers. No more dowdy nursingwear! I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and would love to hear from old friends, and pregnant and new moms.
Laurie J. Hepler C89 writes, I am delighted to report that my husband, Mark Hepler, and I welcomed our daughter, Marina Grace, on March 27, 2003, and that I am now a partner in the appellate group of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP in San Francisco.
Dr. James McGann G89 GCP90 Gr91 is a senior fellow and director of the think-tanks and civil-societies program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. In December he led a discussion on Petitioning the Government in Evolving Hong Kong at the National Constitution Center in a video link with Hong Kong. His article, Responding to 9/11: Are Think Tanks Thinking Outside the Box? was published by the Foreign Policy Association in New York and is now posted on the front page of their Web site (www.fpa.org).
Ben Powell EAS89 W89 e-mails, I moved to Washington from California in 2002 to accept a position in the White House as special assistant to the President and associate counsel to the President. A friend and classmate, Tom Monheim C89, recently joined the White House from the Department of Defense and we are enjoying working together. My wife, Natalie Coburn, and I live with our one-year old daughter in Virginia; I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Christina Kearney Saba C89 married David Saba on April 5, 2003, in Richmond, Va. Celebrating with them were Mike Hyland C89 and his wife, Carolyn Fogarty Hyland C90, Jessica Schwartz Hahn C89, and Beth Kramer C90.
90 Kevin Carlsten C90 e-mails, 2003 was an eventful year. After a couple years of barely managing to balance full-time school, work, and some semblance of a life in-between, I graduated from the Columbia executive MBA program on Sept. 14. I got married a week laterin an attempt to pack as many major life events as possible into a one week period. The wedding was wonderful: my wife, Kate Price, and I were happily surrounded by family and friends, including strong representation from the Class of 1990, Kathy Boockvar C90, Robert Penn W90 WG95, Garrett Reisman EAS90 W90, and Caleb Pollack EAS90, as well as B. Franklin Reinauer III W65. Ive been working for the last few years at MicroEdge, a company that provides software solutions to charitable organizations, and was recently promoted to director of business development. Now that school is no longer absorbing every minute of my time outside of work, Kate and I are rediscovering New York, my home since graduating from Penn. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Peter J. Exley GAr90, a principal of the Chicago architectural firm ArchitectureIsFun, received the 2003 Excellence in Education Award from the AIA Illinois, as his notable contributions in education have promoted awareness of the built environment and its relationship to the well-being of [humankind]. Together with wife, Sharon Exley, also at ArchitectureIsFun, he specializes in designing learning environments for children, including museums, exhibits, and interactive playgrounds around the country. A recent project, the DuPage Childrens Museum in Naperville, Ill., received the 2003 Distinguished Building Award from AIA Chicago. They transformed a former lumber warehouse, close to the downtown and visible from the commuter-rail line, into a hands-on experience, using icons and symbols for children. The project has resulted in attendance doubling to over 300,000 visitors per year. Peter also teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
Pamela Freilich Hjelle C90 GEd91 Gr01 and Mark Hjelle W91 GPU95 welcomed their daughter, Rebecca Hope, on Halloween night, 2003; she joins sisters Jessica (four) and Erica (two). Mark is vice president and general counsel of the Brickman Group in Gaithersburg, Md.
Jay Kim C90 e-mails, I have been elected to partnership at the law firm of Steel, Hector & Davis LLP in Miami, where I practice commercial litigation. My wife, Mia, and I live in Fort Lauderdale, and are proud to announce the birth of our second daughter, Rachael, on May 6. Our older daughter Bethany (five) is busy taking care of her baby sister. I would love to hear from my old Penn friends at <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Whitney Morrill C90 and her husband, Joseph Rinkevich, announce with joy and gratitude the birth of their first child, a daughter, Sasha Grace Morrill Rinkevich, on Nov. 2. Whitney is an architect, artist, and writer (www.morrilldesign.com, password: book). Joe is vice president of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, a company that helps manufacturers design their products for minimal environmental impact (www.mbdc.com). They live in the country outside of Charlottesville, Va.
Dr. Benjamin S. Wilner C90 in December joined Tenant Risk Assessment, a Chicago-based provider of tenant-risk reports to commercial-property owners, as vice president of research. He continues as adjunct professor of finance at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a research fellow at the Credit Research Foundation in Columbia, Md., and an editor of its journal, Credit and Financial Management Review.
91 Brayton M. Connard C91 writes that he has recently been named director of human resources for the County of Monroe in Rochester, N.Y. This includes administering civil-service law for 66 jurisdictions in the county. At home he and his wife, Laura Waters Connard C91, keep busy with their three children, Brayton Jr. (eight), Douglas (five), and Alexander (one).
Chris Gomez C91 W91 and Kristina Gomez are pleased to announce the birth of their fourth child, Gabriela Elisabeth Gomez, on Aug. 26. They live in San Diego, where he is director of financial planning and analysis for the imaging and printing group within Hewlett-Packard, and she is enjoying being a full-time mom to Maria (seven), Alexander (six), Christian (two), and now Gabriela.
Stacy Edelstein Hyken C91 married Ed Hyken WG95 in September 2002. Between the two of us, we had more than a dozen fellow alumni at our wedding. We met and live in Atlanta, where I practice commercial litigation and just completed a term as president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. Ed co-owns a company with Elisa Hartstein C89 that designs clothing for breastfeeding mothers called Expressiva Nursingwear [see her note]. We are hoping to make it to a Reunion soon and would love to hear from our Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Patti Pruett C91 works for Sports Illustrated magazine and SI.com as the New England account manager based in Boston; she has worked there for the last four years. She lives in Charlestown, Mass., and would love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ashesh Shah EAS91 W91 in December was named president of Saband Technologies, a subsidiary (based in Conshohocken, Pa.) of Cadient, Inc., which provides online pharmaceutical marketing; Saband streamlines pharmaceutical branding and optimizes the commercial potential of drug discoveries and launches. Previously he was co-founder of InterMedia Interactive Solutions, which was assumed by Cadient.
Amy Sonstein C91 <email@example.com>, San Rafael, Calif., recently begun working at Big Rock Ranch, the newest location of the entertainment company Lucasfilm Ltd. The company is hard at work on the next Star Wars movie, as well as several other projects. Since Penn, she has run in 10 marathons (seven of them in Philadelphia) and two ultra-marathons.
Dr. Chrysten E. Cunningham C92 writes, After almost eight years in the U.S. Navy, I joined a private ob-gyn practice in San Diego in November. Never thought I would be hanging out my own shingle, but it has been fun and interesting so far.
Glen Dils C92 W92 writes, I have begun working as a manager with a new strategy and operations consulting firm, Archstone Consulting, in San Francisco. Steven Kirz WG95 is a principal in the company.
Staci Uchitel Feit W92 e-mails, My husband, Scott, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Jessica Nicole, on Dec. 22. Her big brothers Zachary (six) and Matthew (two) adore their little sister. I am home full-time with the kids and am loving every minute of it! We live in Livingston, N.J., and have lots of playdates with the kids of Penn friends. Id love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kathryn Adelstein Moehringer C92 <email@example.com> and her husband, Ken, are thrilled to announce the birth of Erin Brooks on Oct. 5. She joins her three-year-old brother, Andrew, at their home in Clifton Park, N.Y. Kathryn is a new independent sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics and Ken is a supervising budget analyst for the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany.
Tom Schmidt C92 writes that in April 2000 he co-founded the law firm Schmidt & Hoffer LLP. He married Kelly Battle in June 2002, and they live in Houston, his hometown.
Richard Smith C92 W92 and Alison Nalibow Smith C92 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Jack Peter, on Dec. 7. Big sister Lindsay is equally thrilled by the new addition to the family.
Bill Sussman W92 is director of international advertising for Wal-Mart Stores. My wife Kendall, daughter Nicole (four) and son Marc (two) are really enjoying living in Northwest Arkansas. With golf, tennis, and mountains and lakes all within minutes of the house, we have been pretty busy in our first nine months here. We can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Stephen Thomas C92 e-mails, I was recently promoted to vice president of pricing and product development at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, an $85-billion bank. From 1999 to 2002 I was the director of pricing in the portfolio-management group at Fannie Mae. For those who remember from my Penn days, I have continued on my promised real-estate and mortgage career. I am also now married and have one daughter, Taylor. We live in downtown Chicago; e-mail to visit at <email@example.com>.
Doug Veith C92 writes, Ive just co-authored a book, Win Her With Dinner: Food, Booze and Tunes for Cooking Up The Perfect Evening, that teaches a guy how to impress a woman by cooking for her. With 24 recipes breaking cooking down to its basics, making it unintimidating and easy for even the most guyish of guys, each is paired with suggestions for music and wineeach of the 48 CDs and 33 wines featured are given a brief, low-brow review. The recipes were created by Alex Hilebronner, Matt Damon and Ben Afflecks personal chef. The recipes are easy, the meals are delicious, and the book in general is a fun read: Id recommend it to everybody, whether youre single and dating or married and looking to spice up the action on the home front. Its being published by Rodale and is available early February from all the usual places. Aside from that, my wife, Paula, and I are leaving New York after 11 years, and looking forward to a spring-time move to Los Angeles.
Joy Kaplan Wildes L92 writes, My husband, Morey, and I are happy to provide the news of the birth of our second son, Simon Jeremy, this past April. He is a smiley little boy and looks just like his older brother Alexander. I am now counsel at Davis & Gilbert, a mid-sized law firm in Manhattan, practicing trademark, copyright, Internet, and unfair competition law.
Virginia Woodruff C92 married Thomas Vale on Aug. 30 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Attending the wedding were Hilary Locker Fussteig C92 and Erica Feldman Bases C92. The reception took place under the watchful eye of the enormous statue of Ben Franklin, the patron saint of the wedding. Ginny and Tom live in Los Angeles, where she is finishing film school and he works as a music supervisor.
93 Jeremy Back W93 in January joined Relational Advisors as a vice president. Based in San Diego, he will focus on leading business-development efforts for the company, which specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private financings, restructurings, crisis situations, and shareholder matters. Previously he was a vice president in the leveraged-finance group at Credit Suisse First Boston in Los Angeles.
Daniel J. Brown C93 married Alana Brett Liveson on Sept. 20 in Manhattan. Alyssa Mendelson C93, a rabbinical student, officiated at the ceremony; other alumni attending included Greg Klein C93 W93, Ari Sherwood EAS93, Derek Roth W93, Greg Tobias C93, Dr. David Furman C93, and Dr. Mona Nedjar C94.
Aaron Dolgoff C93 W93 e-mails, My wife, Jennifer, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Maya Hope, on Oct. 25. Her arrival was a joyous end to a year of many changes, among them a new home in Brookline, Mass., and a new job for myself. Last year I joined Charles River Associates as a senior consultant in their finance practice. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Carolyn Friedman Frank C93 and Josh Frank C93 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Felice Frank, on Dec. 15. She joins two-year-old brother Matthew at their home in Weston, Fla. After taking some time off to be with her new daughter, Carolyn will resume her practice as a partner in the law firm of Friedman, Rodman & Frank, representing plaintiffs in workers compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing-home negligence cases. Josh recently became legal counsel to DHL/Airborne Express with primary responsibility for labor, employment, and employee-benefits legal issues. We would love to hear from old friends, and can be reached via e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Jonathan Grossman Gr93 Gr96, associate professor of English at UCLA, wrote The Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and the Novel, published recently by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Stephen Jamison W93 and Tricia Jamison W97 happily announce the arrival of their daughter, Anna Sophie, on Aug. 22. Anna is enjoying her digs on the Upper West Side and her walks in Central Park. Steve is a managing director in commodity trading at Morgan Stanley, and Trish is working towards her masters degree in computer science at Columbia University. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Matt Kelly C93 and his wife, Christine, proudly announce the birth of their son, William Joseph, on Dec. 8. His big sister Alex is two years old. Matt is an attorney at Bingham McCutchen in Boston.
Jim Saint C93 wrote in early January, My wife, Hilary, and I welcomed our newest arrival into our arms on Dec. 30 at 4:40 p.m. Kylie Ann weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz., and measured 21.5 inches long. She joins her big sister Sierra Katherine, who is 22 months old. All are doing fine and, after the first two days at home, sleeping well at night. We look forward to showing our girls all the beauty and wonder the world has to offer, including visits to Penn and Philadelphia. Both Sierra and Kylie have much to offer in return, and are beloved by all who touch them.
Tali Epstein Smith L93 and her husband, Joseph, are thrilled to announce the birth of their third child, Gilad Nathaniel, on Sept. 17. He joins his sister Ariana (four) and brother Adin (three).
Wendy Spander C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, David Peterkofsky, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Bella Peterkofsky, on Dec. 11. Wendy and Dave still live in Oakland, Calif.; she is a public-relations manager for Electronic Arts/EA Sports in Redwood City, working on games such as Madden NFL Football and Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf.
Lcdr. Benjamin Teich EAS93 e-mails, The past couple of years have brought a number of changes to my life, foremost, my marriage to Deborah Ryan on June 30, 2002. Joining me for the festivities in Annapolis, Md., were my groomsman, Marc Massey C93, along with Edward Rossotti C94, Stefan Koch C94, and Liz Prechtel Nu93 GNu97. Debbie and I have enjoyed an amazing first year of marriage, with the most special event being the birth of our son, Gregory Jonathan, on Aug. 31, 2003. I still fly helicopters for the U.S. Navy, a job that truly has been an adventure. Until this past summer we were living in Southern Maryland, where, after I graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, I served as a developmental test pilot at the Rotary Wing Test Squadron. I am now assigned as a flight instructor in San Diego, back where the whole thing began. While Debbie and I will miss Penns Homecoming Weekends, we certainly will not miss the winter weather. It was great to catch up with everyone at the 10th Reunion, and e-mail is always welcome at <email@example.com>.
YOUR REUNION: MAY 14-15, 2004
John Cipriano C94 and Anna Saurbier C94 recently celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary: they married in a beautiful fall ceremony on Oct. 19, 2002, in Ridgefield, Conn. Participating in the ceremony were Frances Burden C96, Melissa Schnell Baratian C94, Dr. Melanie Lee C94, and Michelle Gochoco-McQuistin C94 as bridesmaids, and John Cipriano W89 was the best man. John and Anna continue living in New York where they both work; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Maggie Friedman Goldberg C94 writes, My husband, Mark, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Page Elizabeth, on Nov. 5.
Jeff Hurok C94 W94 and Alissa Burns Hurok C94, and big brother Dylan Hurok, announce the birth of our daughter and sister, Carina Jaquelin Hurok, on Aug. 7; she weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. We all live in Center City at Fitler Square, in a wonderful old brick house. Jeff is a senior manager at KPMG LLP in Philadelphia. Alissa spends her time raising our wonderful children. We are looking forward to our 10-year Reunion and seeing old Penn friends. Please e-mail us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Joseph Michaels V C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Heather, write that they are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, Jake Dalton Michaels, on Nov. 23. He was also welcomed by his grandparents Jane Tierman Michaels CW69 and Joseph Michaels IV W67. I am finishing my general-surgery residency at New York University Medical Center, where I will begin my plastic-surgery fellowship. After 10 years, Im still awaiting the day that I can say Im self-employed.
Jennifer Furman Miller C94 happily married Alan Miller on Aug. 31, at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia. They were thrilled to celebrate their wedding with many of their Penn friends and family members, including Debby Furman Greenberg C95 and Andrew Greenberg W95, David Furman C93, Mona Nedjar C94, Jeffrey Furman C91 W91, Joanna Silber C95, Sonya Stadnick DeForrest C95, Lisa Roth Kerrigan C95, Clemence Scouten C95, Ricki Gever Eisenstein C95 GEd99 and Andrew Eisenstein C94, Melissa Miller C95, Jo-Anne Garrido Kaplan C94 and Boris Kaplan C94, Reetu Dandora C94, Matthew Cohen C94, Todd Johnson C95 M02 W03, Bindi Shah Johnson EAS94 GM01, Sarah Reinstein C95, Michael Cohen C93, Cori Shumas Cherkas W94, Colleen Lynch C94, Matt Kliegman C92, and Joan Bress C69. Jen would love to hear from her Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Dr. Michael Peck C94 and Davora Peck C94 are proud to announce the arrival of their third child, Danielle Lara; she was born on Dec. 15, at 8:23 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. She joins big sister Marci (four) and big brother Matthew (two). The Pecks will be moving from Irvine, Calif., to San Antonio, Tex., following the completion of Michaels surgical residency in June. They look forward to celebrating the Class of 1994s 10th Reunion with many Penn friends in May.
Gregg Woodie W94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jane Xiao WG02 married on Maui, Hawaii, on Nov. 6. Attending were Michele Lam WG02 and Julie Wong WG02. Gregg is a senior associate with Altamar Capital in New York and Jane is an associate with the Gordian Group.
95 Shawn Evans GAr95 GFA95 <email@example.com>, an associate at Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell Architects in Philadelphia, has been elected to the board of AIA Philadelphia. He and his wife, Kelly McCabe, have a new baby boy, Calder McCabe Evans.
Daniel Gardenswartz W95 see Cara Rubenstein Gardenswartz C96.
Adam R. Goldberg W95 recently launched a private educational-consulting practice in Newton, Mass., specializing in school and program placement for children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs. He sits on the board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts, and is completing a graduate degree in special education. He and his wife, Kathryn, a fashion consultant, compete in marathons and triathlons for local and national causes. Adam can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jeffrey B. Grill L95 has been elected partner of Shaw Pittman LLP, a Washington-based law firm with global, national, and regional practices.
Dr. Victor Hsu C95 and Dr. Elizabeth Steinberg Hsu C95 proudly announce the birth of their son, Jacob Harrison Wei-Jeh Hsu, on Oct. 24.
Ed Hyken WG95 see Stacy Edelstein Hyken C91.
Ronen Israel EAS95 W95 married Mindy Nagorsky C94 W94 on Nov. 22 at the Palmer House in Chicago. We had a lot of alumni there, including Deborah Rebell C94 (who introduced us twice!) and Barry Levin EAS98 in the wedding party. Others attending were Jesse Finkelstein Timberger C95, Stephanie Weinberg Levin C97, Wendy Perlmutter C95, Rachel Meyer C96 G96, Nicole Jacoby W94, Beth Azia Carr W94, Spencer Stern WG93, and Mark Glosserman C96. After an awesome honeymoon in Australia, we have settled in New York. We can be contacted at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Biren Johnson W95 e-mails, It has been quite a year. I returned from supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom through various contracting actions in Europe; I celebrated a one-year wedding anniversary with my wife, Jacqueline, and we just moved into our beautiful home in Bowie, Md. (closer to D.C.). My wife is a literacy teacher in Annapolis and Im assisting in the War on Terrorism as a management analyst and contracting management officer with the Department of Defense. In my spare time Im continuing to build the client base of my financial-services business (mortgage, real estate, development, securities) and finishing up a dual-degree MBA program at the University of Maryland in procurement/contract management and finance. It was also a pleasure for us to see Penn beat our (middle) brothers alma mater, Yale, in the fall. What a great ending to the game! We look forward to seeing my youngest brother, Daven Johnson EAS04 W04, graduate this spring. A special good luck to Holly Sy EAS96 on her engagement and upcoming wedding. Thanks to all our friends support during this challenging and exciting year. Friends or potential real estate investors, feel free to e-mail me at <email@example.com>.
Moira Gibbons Lopez Nu95 GNu00 writes, My husband and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child, Olivia Kathleen, on April 21 in Westwood, N.J.; he weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz.
Jordana Horn Marinoff C95 L99 and Nathan Marinoff L98 are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Zev Gadiel, on Nov. 11 at 4:01 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19 and a half inches. Zev cant stop talking about how excited he is to go to Penn for college (no pressure). The new mom and dad are living in New York, which, like their son, never sleeps; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dorian Mazurkevich C95 has been a awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. He will lecture on international intellectual-property law and also conduct research on piracy and counterfeiting in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Frank Schembri C95 married Ann Marie Farrell on June 10, 2002, in Scituate, Mass.; his Penn roommate Theodore Tsai W95 served as best man. Frank and Ann Marie welcomed Kate Elise Schembri into the world on Sept. 10, 2003; the family live in Quincy. Frank is currently a fellow in pulmonary and critical-care medicine at Boston Medical Center.
Vicky Lai Wong EAS95 writes My husband, Edwin Wong, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Lily Anna Wong, on Dec. 19; she weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz. Everyone is healthy and doing great at home in Mahwah, N.J. I am taking a short break from work at Deloitte & Touche for a few months to take care of Lily. Friends can e-mail me at <email@example.com>.
96 Dr. Erik Bond C96 and Dr. Sara Hogge were engaged on Oct. 11 beneath an autumnal afternoon sun in Ann Arbor. He is assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, specializing in Restoration and 18th-century literature, and she is a captain in the U.S. Air Force, attending a one-year AEGD dental residency at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
Mark Byford WAM96, who in December was appointed deputy director-general of the BBC, was appointed acting director-general in late January following the release of the controversial Hutton report (on the suicide of a government scientist quoted on a BBC Radio show, to the British Governments embarrassment). Previously he was head of the global-news division, with overall responsibility for BBC World Service Radio and BBC World.
Donna Marie Caro C96 W96 and Marc Richmond C97 announce with much love the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Grace Richmond, on Aug. 3. They currently live in Connecticut, where he is finishing his pediatric residency and Donna Marie is working towards her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Dr. Mark Deshur EAS96 married Brandy Schwechter of Highland Park, Ill., on Nov. 1. Brian Deshur C99 was best man, and attending were Dr. Wilton Levine C96 and Lisa Bard Levine C98, Seth Rosenberg C96, Charlie Stocks W96, Alex Robinson C96, David Rosenberg C96, Greg Pinsky W97, Dr. Howard Levine C66, James Deshur W63, and Sherman Abrahamson W60. Mark and Brandy currently live in Chicago, where he is finishing his residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; he will be a pediatric anesthesia fellow at Childrens Memorial hospital in Chicago starting this summer. She is a licensed clinical social worker and works with people with chronic mental illness.
Marjorie Joy Mendoza DiPilato Nu96 GNu97 and George DiPilato happily welcomed their first child, Domenic Benjamin, on July 19. Godmom to Domenic is Dr. Penelope Hsu C95. The family enjoys year-round Shore living in Ocean City, N.J.
James Henry EAS96 see Erin Crowley Henry Nu97 GNu01.
Michael A. Kohn W96 and his wife, Rachel, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Mercer, on Oct. 1; he weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., and is the cutest baby ever. Michael and Rachel married in June 2002 in East Meadow, N.Y.; alumni who attended included David Chalfin C96, Seth Ladetsky C96, Andrew Meran W96, Alfred Mui EAS96, Deborah Scharf Huppert W96, Mark Schneyer W96, Brian Upbin C96, and Jed Walentas C96.
Rachel Levy Lesser C96 and her husband, Neil Lesser, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Deitz Lesser, on Sept. 12. Joe is the grandson of James Levy C63. Rachel and Neil recently received their MBAs from the University of Michigan and moved to Yardley, Pa. He is a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and she is working part-time as marketing director for a small company; she can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Andrew Segall C96 writes, My wife, Carrie, and I announce the adoption of our daughter, Katie Marie Goldman Segall; she was born Sept. 10 in Missouri and came home to Evanston on Nov. 20. Katie is a beautiful little girl who has made her family, including first-time grandfather Ralph Segall W68, uncle Pete Segall C99, and aunt Lisa Goldman L01, joyful beyond words. We are immensely grateful to her birthmother, Mary, for choosing us to parent Katie.
Matthew C. Upton C96 married Heidi Patricia Taff on Oct. 25 at the gazebo overlooking the lake of the Clearlake Riviera Yacht and Golf Club in Kelseyville, Calif.; the reception was held inside the club. They honeymooned in Martinique, French West Indies, and live in Oakland. Matthew is an investment banker at Stone & Youngberg in San Francisco, and Heidi is senior manager of public relations at the International Association of Business Communicators in San Francisco.
Krista Allebach Vaughan Nu96 writes, My husband, Michael Vaughan W97, and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child, our son Luke Michael Vaughan, on Oct. 9 in San Francisco. We currently live in Millbrae, just outside of the city. Mike is director of quality standards at Telephia in San Francisco and I am currently on maternity leave from my position as a clinical nurse coordinator at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Jacqueline Mandelbaum Weidman C96 and Peter Weidman W96 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Henry Weidman, on Dec. 5. Mom, Dad, and Sam are living happily in New York.
Lauren Zaslansky C96 <email@example.com> married Eric Conner C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Nov. 15 in Wilmington, Del. They originally met in Spanish class freshman year and only took nine years to start dating. The Red and Blue and Drink a Highball were belted wildly by the following Quakers attending: Judith Levy Battaglia Nu96 GNu98, Kelly Decker C97, Jason Epstein EAS97, Alexander E. Evis W98 WG99, Shari (the Bart) Gottlieb C96 G97, Bernie Hou EAS95 and Elaine Dwyer Hou EAS96, Marc Isser C95, Matthew Kapuchinski C97, Daniel Kay C97, Matthew Korahais C98, Cecilia Gallagher Lang Nu98 GNu03, Karyn Devack Leviner C96 and Ron Leviner C96, Suzanne Levinson C96, Briehan Lynch C01, Andrew Monfried C96, Erics freshman RA Sally Munemitsu C93 G00 WG00 and her husband, Dr. William Han C94, Karen Murphy C96, Valynne Maetani-Nagamatsu C96, Brad Newberg C94 W94 L97, Elizabeth OFlanagan C97, Benjamin Pollock C95, Rajesh Prasad C95, Dr. Marc Richmond C97 and his wife, Donna Marie Caro C96 W96, Natalie Heiman Roisman L99 and Rich Roisman GCP98, Peter Rothschild C96, Noah Sferra C99 EAS98, Dr. Amy Auslander Sobel C96, Jon Teitel C96, Emily Tseng EAS96, Norman Shuman W54 and Susanne Mahoney Shuman Ed61, and Connie Cameron Svindland W60. Andrew Segall C96 and his wife, Carrie, were unable to attend due to the somewhat legitimate excuse of welcoming their new daughter, Katie. Despite the turnout, the band leader still mistakenly called us all Penn State alum! Eric and Lauren live in Los Angeles and are strongly considering adopting a dog.
97 Lauren Fetell C97 married Brendan Kalb C97 on Nov. 8 at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Mass. Many Penn friends shared the day, including bridesmaids Hayley Rosenman C96, Leah Fischman C97, and Robyn Mayer Einbinder C97, and groomsmen Andrew Rafalaf C99 and Robert Fingeroth C97.
Joanna Mack Gallai C97 and David Gallai C96 are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Robert Gallai, on Oct. 15, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches.
Dr. Francis J. Gavin Gr97 e-mails, After leaving Penn, I spent two years at Harvard and a year at Virginia on postdoctoral fellowships. In 2000 I accepted a faculty position at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2002 I was awarded a Smith Richardson Faculty Fellowship in International Security, and last year I was selected for a Donald D. Harrington distinguished faculty fellowship. I just published my first book, Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971 (University of North Carolina Press). I would love to hear from any old friends at <email@example.com>.
Erin Crowley Henry Nu97 GNu01 and James Henry EAS96 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, on July 31 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; she weighed 9 lbs. 12 ozs. and was 21 inches long. Kaitlyn and her parents live in Voorhees, N.J.
Diane Gross Hess C97 is a reporter at TheStreet.com; her husband, David Hess W97, is a corporate-finance adviser at Goldman Sachs and is involved with its recruiting efforts at Wharton.
Tricia Jamison W97 see Stephen Jamison W93.
Claudia C. Johnson L97 wrote in December, I presented at a panel at the recent National Legal Aid Defender Associations meeting in Seattle. The topic was Moving Beyond Symptoms, and it focused on addressing other issues a client may present outside of the legal problem at hand: the focus of my presentation was on how to set up a holistic intake in a legal practice. In January 2003, we welcomed a new daughter, Eva Ruby Johnson; she was born in Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, Calif. Her sister, Scarlet Teresa (now three years old), is a very loving and caring sister, and refers to Ruby as my baby. Ruby is now 10 months old, still comes to work with me occasionally and is now learning to walk.
Benjamin Xavier Kim C97 writes, After 10 years in Philadelphia (including the four spent at Penn), I finally bid adieu to the Northeast, at least temporarily, and am currently attending the Fuqua School of Business as a first-year student at Duke University down in Durham, N.C. Its a far cry from Philadelphia, but they do have Yuengling down here. I plan on concentrating in marketing in luxury brands and hopefully ending up in New York.
Marc Richmond C97 see Donna Marie Caro C96 W96.
Heather Wathington GEd97 was appointed senior research officer at the Lumina Foundation for Education in Indianapolis. Previously she was director of programs for the diversity, equity, and global initiatives at the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington. She is a doctoral candidate at the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-secondary Education at the University of Michigan.
98 Derek Boen V98 see Leslie Schneider Boen C92.
Mona Parekh Bijoor C98 WG05 married Ajay Bijoor C98 WG06 on July 5 in Buffalo, N.Y. Alumni attending the wedding celebration included Lisa Gordon C98 L01, Jill Botwick Brant W98, Alexandra Bresnan C98, Tejas Nerurkar C02, Neel Mehta C98 EAS98 WG05, John Huss C98, Milind Desai W98, Tim Moulton EAS98, Neil Mehta EAS98 W98 WG05 and Jenny Axt Mehta C98, Ankur Vora W98, Anil Patel EE98, Dan Schwartz W98, Jamie Ballek C98, Carrie Reed C99, Vivek Bantwal W99, Anand Desai C98, Madhura Gole C98, Faisel Khan C99 EAS99, Jeremy Cohen EAS99 GEng99, Seth Ginns C00, and Sumeet Jain WG05. Ajay and Mona honeymooned in Iceland before settling in Philadelphia, where she is a first-year MBA student at Wharton, and where Ajay will begin in the fall.
Olivier Blechner W98 writes, I have left Houlihan Lokey to join the London office of Sandell Asset Management Europe Ltd., where I am concentrating on distressed investments across Europe and the U.K.
Tara Chadwick C98 married Philip Bergman EAS98 on Aug. 3, 2002, at the Columbia Winery in Kirkland, Wash. He is the son of Ruthann Bergman WG61 and Robert Bergman WG61. Other alumni who traveled to the event were bridesmaid and Taras sister, Kelly Chadwick C86, and her husband, Daniel Passamaneck C86, wedding attendant Wendy Mongillo C98, Tara Cooney C96, Sarah Blowers Melia C98, Mary Carol Campbell C98, Matthew Roy C98, Kevin Koy C98, Stephen Lewis W98, Christie Lucier C98, and Eileen Huff C98. Tara and Philip live just outside of Seattle, where they moved to together right after graduation; she can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jason D. Klein C98 and Emily Mallin will marry on Oct. 17 in Scottsdale, Ariz. They are both in their last months of medical school, and will start residency this summer in general surgery and internal medicine.
Laurel Siegel Landau C98 married Brent Landau on Aug. 31 in Maplewood, N.J. The Penn contingent included father-of-the-bride Stuart Siegel C69 D73, maid-of-honor Lori Werfel EAS99 W99, bridesmaid Samara Churgin C97, and Laurels uncle Gary Donner C73 WG75. Many other alumni attended, including Jessica Boar C99, Shira Cohen C99, Roland Del Cid W99, Judy Silver Diringer C97 and Jeremy Diringer EAS97, Elyse Weidhorn Everett GEd00, Stefanie Kaden Fine GCP74, Vicki Gluhoski Gudzy C88, Andy Gurmankin G00 Gr04, Kathleen Feehery Johnson C96 EAS96 L01, Jon King C97 EAS97, Philip Krevsky C70, Brian Levine C98, Heidi Pechter C99, Vicki Hooper Schmuhl C98 and Andrew Schmuhl C98, Caryn Silverman C00, Vicki Hollander Smith WG77 and Robert Smith WG77, Bernadette Spina C99 Gr03 L03, Steve Tay ChE70, Robyn Horowitz Turner C99 L02, and Tamar Shuldiner EAS98. Laurel and Brent live in Washington, where she is a law clerk to the senior judges of the D.C. Court of Appeals and he is an associate at Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll. Laurel can be e-mailed at <email@example.com>.
Risa Lewak C98 happily announces that she married Howard Brown last November. Alumni attending included Shira Cohen C99, Dara Gruen C99, Karen Pasternack C98, Namita Mani C98, Amber Hsu C98, Toni Roth St. John C98, Julie Trackman C98, and Yedida Soloff C97. Risa and Howard live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where they enjoy bumping into fellow alumni at Fairway.
Nathan Marinoff L98 see Jordana Horn Marinoff C95 L99.
Daniel Saval C98 is an associate in the banking and finance practice group of the Boston law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Berlack & Israels; he received his law degree from Northeastern University and was recently admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar.
YOUR REUNION: MAY 14-15, 2004
Beth Ann Griffin C99 and Jeff Adler C99 are thrilled to announce their engagement on July 15 in Venice; the wedding is planned for August in Rehoboth Beach, Del. They currently live in Cambridge, Mass.
Tara Nolan Hieger Nu99 GNu00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Brock Hieger, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aidan Nolan Hieger, on Dec. 24; he weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., and was 20 inches long. We are so lucky to have been blessed with a healthy, sweet baby. He is truly our bundle of joy!
Samuel Bradford Tabas C99 is studying philosophy and comparative literature in Paris as a McCracken Doctoral Fellow at NYU.
Dylan Ward-Karet C99 G01 married Jessica Chace C99 on July 26 at his family property in Unity, Maine. The wedding party included Dylans sister Maya Ward-Karet C06, Chris Keslar C99, and Marya Kaminski C99. Dylans mother, Julia Karet CW68, and grandmother Sylvia Karet CW35 G40 attended; other alumni relatives included Bruce Eisenstein GrE70, Eric Eisenstein W92 EAS93 G00 GrW02 and Debra Bader Eisenstein V01, Andrew Eisenstein C94 and Ricki Gever Eisenstein C95 GEd99, Ilana Eisenstein L04, and Tom Scott M05. Penn friends of ours who came included Timothy Springer W99, Todd Pollack C99, Sheel Bansal C99 G00, Meera Patankar C99, Jonathan Meltzer C98, David Lavin C99, Neil Hellegers C99, Manlio LoConte C99, Matt Korahais C98, Dara Salcman C02, Terry Gaerlan C01, Megan Gaffney C02, Kevin Manning C01, William Kang C99, Jake Clapp C99, Briehan Lynch C01, and Oren Schwartz C99 EAS99. Penn was also represented by Sandy Engel C69, Howard Alenier C69, and Dr. Stanley Schwartz C69. We married in a small outdoor ceremony. We were married by the same family friend, Steve Fein, who also presided over Dylans parents 1976 union there. Entertainment was by Blue Northern, one of Maines many excellent bluegrass groups. The ceremony was followed by an outdoor buffet and hay rides, courtesy of a neighbor and his team of Clydesdales. Guests stayed late into the night dancing around the bonfire, and many spent the weekend camping on our land. We now live in Portland, Ore., with Cash, our Australian shepherd. Dylan leads bicycle tours and designs furniture and Jessica is applying to graduate programs.
00 Jamie Lustbader C00 married Loren Easton C01 on Oct. 25 in New York. They were surrounded by Penn family and friends, with the wedding party including the Jamies father Phil Lustbader W70 and groomsman Andrew Glaser EAS02 W02. Other alumni attending were Michael Bassik C01, Jeremy Beyda C01, Harlan Cherniak W01, Rachel Goldenberg C00, Ali Hersh C01, Jessica Kline C98, David Levine C00 and Melanie Abramsohn Levine W00, Daniel London C01, Beth Lustbader C99, Josh Lustbader W99, Yael Neinstein C00, Ali Davis Starr C00, and Doug Wurtz C00. Jamie and Loren honeymooned in St. Barts and Anguilla. They live in Manhattan where she is an associate in institutional-equity sales at Fox-Pitt, Kelton and he is an associate in Private Equity at ACI Capital.
Troy Madres C00 <email@example.com> in August was appointed borough manager of Rockledge, Pa. Its chief executive officer, he manages the day-to-day operations of the small town of 2,600 in suburban Philadelphia. He is excited about the position, having passed its fiscal-year 2004 budget and negotiated a recent police contract. He is also leading projects to revitalize the boroughs commercial corridor, launching up a borough Web site, and planning construction of a new borough hall.
Tim Zolandz C00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, On Oct. 18, I became engaged to Lisa Parmentier. I proposed sitting on the rocks overlooking the Potomac River and the scenic Great Falls in Virginia. We met in 2001 when she was hired at the Bode Technology Group where we are both employed as forensic DNA analysts. In December I completed my Master of Forensic Science degree at the George Washington University and we will be moving into our first house. While no date for the wedding has been set, we are hoping to be married this summer on the beach in Belize.
01 Gregory Chou EAS01 W01 writes, After finishing my two years at Morgan Stanleys technology investment-banking group, I am still working in the technology sector, hoping for a strong tech recovery. After a long vacation to Australia, I have moved to the venture-capital side, working at Norwest Venture Partners. I enjoy living in San Francisco, as California has definitely grown on me over the last few years.
Laura Fung EAS01 GEng01 married Stephen Tu C01 W01 on Nov. 22 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Toronto. The wedding party included bridesmaid Tonna Wu C01 and groomsmen Lloyd Min W01 and Phillip Sohn C01; ushers included Nathan Spalding C02 and Sammy Sugiura Jr. W00; and Hannah Koh C01, Sheena Nahm C01, and Kumiko Nakagomi C01 read from the Bible. Joanne Lee C01 helped emcee the dinner banquet. Other alumni attending were Christopher Kim C00, Jeffrey Kim C01, Deborah Koo W01, Raymond Song W00, Heejin Woo C01, Jason Yip C01 GEd02, and Christina Yoo C03. Laura is in her third year of medical school at the University of Toronto and Stephen is finishing his master of divinity degree at Tyndale Seminary; they can be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Lt. Ronald S. Rolph C01 is currently on deployment while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Pendleton, Calif., which recently completed operations in Southern Iraq.
Elizabeth Rebecca Tabas C01 is a first-year law student at Fordham University; she is still rowing, now with a club team in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Chernasky C02 married Ivan Teba Almansa on Oct. 25 in Barcelona.
Joining in the small, international celebration were Miriam Ackerman
C02, Melissa Barry C02, Kate Brannen C02, Rachel Fershleiser C02,
Lauren Hittner C02, and Melody Meyer C02. Amy and Ivan
live and work in Barcelona and they always love to have
Jane Xiao WG02 see Gregg Woodie W94.
03 Michael Frankel C03 writes, Last May I found out early on how difficult the job market was, as almost everyday Career Services sent out an e-mail trying to prevent the graduating class from getting discouraged. It did not work. I realized quickly that between the difficult search and the extreme scarcity of jobs, I simply wanted to start my own business. So I did. I loved sports but I wanted to deal more directly with the Jewish community, to help improve some aspect of it. Thats when it hit me: the Kosher Advantage Card. The concept is simple really: a card that allows members to receive discounts at kosher restaurants, businesses, and entertainment venuesand thereby make it more lucrative for members to keep kosher. For the restaurants, we help increase their business. For card members, we save them money. For the Jewish community, we increase the likelihood of keeping kosher and generate awareness of kosher products and events. Kosher Advantage will succeed where others have failed, and will hopefully one day become the Kosher I-dine/Diners Club type card. Already, restaurants and businesses from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and Washington have joined with Kosher Advantage. In just one month [last year] the network had grown to include six major Jewish areas! Were not just developing a card program, were creating a community: already surfers can enjoy browsing our recipe section or chatting with fellow surfersand much more is in the works!
Ensign David M. Shaw C03 last year completed officer-candidate school at the U.S. Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla., and received his commission.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette