Robin White Ed’36 has amassed a body of artwork spanning five decades as an artist. Her work was displayed at the Gourmet Gallery in Easton, Md., last summer.
Grace K. Coulson NTS’40 writes that a reunion was held last October of graduates of the three-year nursing program of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which closed in 1978. “We celebrated the 120 years of instruction. There was a breakfast, a tour of the Nursing School, and a trolley tour of all the campus. Three nurses of the HUP unit, the 20th General Hospital in India, were honored by a standing ovation by the over 300 graduate nurses. The next reunion is scheduled for 2011.”
Antoinette Walker Martignoni FA’41 is an octogenarian artist. At 88, she is a great-grandmother who found her life’s work at age 73! An artist in the Human Potential movement, she paints “Inner Portraits,” having drawn more than 700 over the past 15 years. She exhibited some portraits in Newtown, Conn., last August, and is planning a book, to be published this year, tentatively called “You Are Seen.”
Michael C. Rainone L’41 was recently honored last year by the Philadelphia Bar Association, “In recognition of many years of distinguished service to the community and to the profession in the finest tradition of the Philadelphia lawyer.”
Tony Franco W’49 reports that he was again chosen to represent the U.S. in the Gardnar Mulloy Cup matches for 80-and-over tennis players. Matches were held in Turkey, and the U.S. team came in second to Austria, after beating Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, and Australia. Then he won the singles and doubles titles in the World Individual Championships the following week. He thinks that Wallace Johnson and Whitey Graham would be proud.
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Arnold Zaslow W’50 was recently appointed a trustee of the Abington Memorial Hospital Foundation. In addition, he is managing partner of JSA Realty Co., executive vice president of Thomaston Mills, and managing director of the Zaslow Family Office.
Alan Miles Ruben C’53 G’56 L’56, emeritus professor of law at Cleveland State University, spoke on “New and Developing Arbitration issues in the Interpretation of Collective Bargaining Agreements” at the ABA annual meeting last year, where he was also inducted as a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys.
John Weichsel C’53 WG’56 was honored by his town, Southington, Conn., for serving 40 years as its town manager. It is believed to be the longest tenure in the country for a city manager.
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Stephen J. Pollack W’60 is senior vice president in charge of investments for Lempert Brothers International USA in New York. Active in a number of community and professional organizations, he has received biographical recognition for his humanitarianism in Two Thousand Notable Americans, Men of Achievement, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, The Directory of Distinguished Americans, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in America.
Robert M. Rosenthal W’60 writes, “The Spirit of America Tour, which I created after 9/11, has now completed its 75th show for America’s Armed Forces. The concerts have such great stars as Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Lorrie Morgan, Patty Loveless, and the Oak Ridge Boys. Our morale building shows have touched the lives of over a million members of the Armed Services by bringing headline entertainers to their bases to do these shows and to show their support for the military. This year I received a certificate of appreciation from the Secretary of Defense and the Patriotic Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army. I have also been honored by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge with their national service award. This has been the most fulfilling thing I have done, and every day starts with the realization that America’s great treasure are the men and women who serve their country in the military.”
Gerald A. Friedlander W’61 writes, “Having recently sold our 69-year-old family retail home and commercial furnishings business, Mobile Rug & Shade, I am currently unemployed with improving portability. To celebrate this sense (illusion?) of freedom, Kay and I traveled to Antarctica in late December (with Penn Travel). This year will provide an opportunity for introspection and reflection, which is fine with me after 16 years of law practice and 26 years in retail.”
Fred MacFadden Gr’61 writes, “In 2006, my papers, all read by proxies, were severally presented at Pepperdine University (Calif.), Xavier University (La.), Anderson College (S.C.), Abilene Christian University (Tex.), and St. Francis College (N.Y.). These papers, part of my ongoing project in pursuit of the father figure in literature and theology, contributed to various regional gatherings of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. In the production of these papers, my wife, Jean MacLaren MacFadden MT’57, was an enormous help to me.”
Steve Stovall W’62 ASC’63 writes, “I am in my 11th year teaching marketing courses in the business school of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. In fall 2005 I was also appointed faculty athletic representative. I looked for any representatives from Penn at the NCAA convention the next January, but couldn’t find any! I have now run in 11 cross-country meets (here, at Fort Lewis), ‘informally representing the University of Pennsylvania.’ Do I have any athletic eligibility left? I wear an ancient PENN shirt in every race or triathlon I enter. In fact last May I set an age-group course record in a 5K race in Colorado Springs, wearing my ancient PENN singlet, of course. I do my best to represent Penn in all the races I run. Our youngest son is now off to college, so my wife, Denise, and I run our sheep ranch in Hesperus outside of Durango.”
Dr. H. Michael Zal C’62 was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Center for Free Inquiry at Hanover College in Indiana. A psychiatrist who maintains a practice in Norristown and Narberth, Pa., he wrote Panic Disorder: The Great Pretender and The Sandwich Generation: Caught Between Growing Children and Aging Parents (now in paperback).
Beverly R. Budin CW’65, a partner in the family wealth-management group at the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was named one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in the December issue of Worth magazine.
Margot Einstein CW’65 e-mails, “I have returned to America after living and working for 23 years in a small village in France. I sent French girls as au pairs to American families. It was a great business until September 11. I am now living in Sahuarita, Ariz., in Del Webb, active adult community, with my husband, Morton Einstein (we married on Dec. 17), and Snickers, our Pekingese show dog. I am having fun working as a sales associate for the local radio station, KGVY. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.”
David Keyser GME’65, a program manager with Survice Engineering, Inc., in Belcamp, Md., was last year appointed to a three-year term as vice-chair of the committee on ethical standards and review of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Gerald C. Miller C’66 was promoted in December to assistant chief in the Justice Department’s tax division’s civil-trial section, Northern region. He had served as a reviewer in the section.
Dr. Rhona Reiss OT’66 is the graduate program director of the doctor of occupational therapy program at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. In 2006 she celebrated her 40th anniversary as an occupational therapy practitioner, educator, and administrator, “with the same passion and enthusiasm” she had for the profession in 1966.
Kenneth J. Artis C’67 <kenartis @yahoo.com> e-mails that he has established a general-practice law office in Black River Falls, Wis. He is also actively working on a biodiesel project in western Wisconsin.
Joe Leubitz W’67 has been appointed assistant vice president of IT auditing at Fiserv, Inc., the Fortune 500 provider of computer services to the banking, insurance, and health-care industries. When not running around the country for Fiserv, Joe and his wife, Lois enjoy, playing with their two granddaughters.
Peter Mallory C’67 writes, “In Florence, on Nov. 10, I was a featured speaker at the NYU-sponsored conference ‘Conservation Legacies of L’Alluvione,’ on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the tragic 1966 flood. I shared memories of Penn professor Dr. Frederick Hartt and of my months as Penn’s mud angel in the churches and museums of Florence. Also, I am writing a comprehensive history of the evolution of rowing technique, including extensive discussion of the important contributions of Penn coaches Ellis Ward, Rusty Callow, Joe Burk W’34 Hon’88, and Ted Nash; details at (www.rowingevolution.com).”
Richard Shain W’67 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been named CEO of Performance Analysis Group; he had been president. The company provides financial-control software for advertising spending; its clients include Chrysler, Burger King, DreamWorks, Comcast, and Disney.
Michael Brown C’69 last year started as director of administration of the Houston Read Commission, the city’s coalition for adult literacy. He also serves on the board of the Crossroads Community Partnership for Youth, which mentors male and female youth in trouble with the law. Michael would like to hear from 1965-66 freshman classmates who lived on the second floor of Speakman dormitory at <email@example.com>.
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Bob Anthony W’70 was the only Republican, out of nine statewide races in Oklahoma last November, to win election (with 59%): He was re-elected to a fourth, six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates energy and transportation in the state. He was first elected to the commission in 1988, the first Republican in 60 years; in 2000 he again set a record, receiving more votes than any candidate for statewide office in Oklahoma history.
Arthur H. Keeney III WG’70, president and CEO of the East Carolina Bank, is current chair of the North Carolina Banker’s Association. He also serves on the boards of the North Carolina Aquarium Society and the Pungo District Hospital.
Sam Schwartz GCE’70, New York, is president and CEO of Sam Schwartz PLLC, a multi-disciplinary traffic and transportation engineering and planning firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Canada. Also known as “Gridlock Sam,” under which name he writes a daily traffic column in The New York Daily News, he has become the Dear Abby of traffic; last year he wrote an op-ed in The New York Times that evaluated the conflicts between bike riders and pedestrians sharing public space. He has also been hired to provide transportation recommendations for the Central Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia, in coordination with Penn Praxis. Sam lives in Manhattan with his wife, Daria, and children David and Deena.
Rick Levy C’71 (www.ricklevy.com) writes that his most recent project, The Bushwhackers, is a six-song CD “taking straight aim at the Bush administration, belly-laughing country songs filled with satire.” The CD has been signed with the Warner-affiliated Lightyear Entertainment.
Dr. John D. Cohn C’72 was last year appointed head of the adult-allergy section at Thomas Jefferson University. He is clinical professor of medicine, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, and president-elect of the medical staff of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Robin Palley CW’72 writes that she consults in Internet-marketing technology for Medical Broadcasting Company (a Digitas company). That follows a few years updating Internet marketing and technology for the national headquarters of Big Brothers Big Sisters. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Gilbert (an ER doctor at Graduate Hospital). “It’s a year of big news: daughter, Alexis (an ER doc like Dad, finishing residency at Cooper Hospital in Camden and headed for an ultrasound fellowship in New York), married Benjamin K. Langsfeld C’02 last October; and son, Josh Palley C’05, a healthcare consultant, is engaged to wed Julie Berstein C’03 in the fall, after her graduation from Temple Law.”
Terry Pranses W’72 writes that his company, Pranses Research Services, in Hoboken, N.J., provided a study, “Ethnic Eating and Foreign Flavors,” for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Representing the hands-on experiences of over 400 member chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and test-kitchen directors, it gave insights on what flavors and ingredients are “hot” today and in the near future. Terry’s firm has also been active with many other food studies, along with work with non-profits and in the real estate industry. A highlight last year for him was getting to “informally host” club night at The Penn Club of New York; he spoke on how marketing influences which foods arrive at supermarkets and restaurants.
David H. Eisenstat C’73 G’73 is a partner and member of the management committee of the Washington law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP and chair of its national health industry practice. Last year he was named one of 10 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers” of 2006 by Nightingale’s Healthcare News. He joined Akin Gump in 1976.
Charles E. Dorkey III L’73, a partner in the U.S.-Canadian law firm of Torys LLP, was appointed in December to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board. He lives in Manhattan, and has three adult children.
Ann Martin Dapice Nu’74 Gr’80 writes, “After completing my Ph.D., I served in teaching and administration at Widener University in Chester, Pa., and the Penn State Abington campus, and then returned to Tulsa, Okla., in 1990. Here, as a Lenape-Cherokee, I became active in the American-Indian community and began teaching courses in Native American studies on Oklahoma campuses, as well as the courses in social sciences I had previously taught. I also began work in American-Indian recruitment and retention analysis and Native-American studies development on campuses. As director of education and research at the Indian organization T. K. Wolf, Inc., I have worked in an unofficial role at Penn for the past four years with American-Indian students, interested faculty, staff, administrators, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, Development and Alumni Relations, and Indian alumni to develop Native American programs and resources for Indian students on campus. In June 2005, with the committed work of the School of Nursing and others, we held the ‘Summit on American Indian Health Care, Bridging the Canyon: Strategies to Reduce Health Inequities for American Indians,’ the first-ever Indian-health conference at an Ivy League campus. With the help of all of these people, Penn now has an Association of Native Alumni. Please check out (www.alumni.upenn.edu/ana).”
Patricia Averill Gr’75 has just published Cameron, a history of her Michigan hometown (Xlibris).
Albert G. Handelman W’75, who practices trusts and estates law in Santa Rosa, Calif., was named one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in the December issue of Worth magazine; he was also recently named as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California by Law & Politics magazine. He serves as chair of the Community Foundation Sonoma County.
David B. Schulman W’75 is a general agent for MassMutual Life Insurance Company-South Florida Agency. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Plantation, Fla., and have two children. In December he was appointed to the Southeast regional board of the American Friends of The Hebrew University. He is also chair of the endowment committee of the south Florida chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Max H. Bazerman W’76 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. His recent books include Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them (2004) and the sixth edition of Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (2005), and his recent awards include an honorary doctorate from the University of London (London Business School), the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association for Predictable Surprises (with its co-author Michael Watkins), and the life-achievement award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.
Jon Hinck C’76, Portland, Maine, an attorney in private practice, won election in November as a Democratic Representative to the Maine legislature. Running on a platform “emphasizing renewable energy, the environment, and health care,” he defeated a “two-term incumbent who was the nation’s ‘highest elected Green Party official.’” Jon’s slogan, “More Green, More Effective,” was “backed up with a record of success as an environmental lawyer and in work with non-profit environmental-advocacy groups.” He will be part of a Democratic majority in the legislature and will “back progressive reforms, while addressing concerns over state and local tax rates <RepJon.Hinck@legislature.maine.gov>.”
Theresa M. Italiano C’76 GEd’76 writes, “After 11 years as an elementary-school teacher in the William Penn School District outside Philadelphia, I enrolled as a full-time student at Temple University School of Law. I graduated in May 1991, and married Alex Giacobetti, an attorney, that October. I was associated with the law firm of Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt until 1996 when our son, Alexander, was born. He is a fifth-grade student at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. I have served for eight years as a member of the Board of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia, an organization of Italian-American attorneys; currently I am treasurer of the Justinian Foundation, which awards scholarships to law students. For the last six years, I have served on the hearing committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board. Two years ago, my husband and I had the honor of co-chairing the Andrew Hamilton Ball for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.”
Thomas C. Senter W’76, a partner in the Woodbridge, N.J., law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, last September was inducted into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Betsy Carr C’77 <emcarr55 @hotmail.com> e-mails that she is a Spanish teacher in Bisbee, Ariz., a former copper-mining community that is now an artists’ community and tourist destination. “Because we are so close to the border, we do have a significant flow of undocumented migrants through here, despite a heavy Border Patrol presence. I once saw a group furtively running across the hill behind the school. I am psyched to see some familiar faces (with added wrinkles) at our 30th Reunion in May.”
Hope A. Comisky L’77, a partner in the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in January became professional-responsibility counsel for the firm, advising it and its lawyers on ethical issues, and is in charge of legal-ethics education.
John DeCherney C’77 writes, “To celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary in November, I worked as a prep cook for chef Christopher Ticarro, who was featured at the James Beard House in New York. I was also in charge of selecting the wines for the dinner. During my brief sojourn I saw classmates Michelle Noe C’77 and Richard Pine C’77.”
James M. Morris L’77 has been appointed general counsel of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, based in McLean, Va. It guarantees the timely payment on bonds and debt obligations issued by the Farm Credit System banks, which have approximately $154 billion in assets. Previously he was counsel to the chair of the Farm Credit Administration, which supervises the banks.
Dr. Letitia O’Kicki-Rosen C’78 is a medical consultant for Meniscus Ltd., a medical publishing company. Inspired by her mother’s successful fight against breast cancer, O’Kicki-Rosen decided to advance her involvement in the cause by serving on the board of breastcancer.org.
Theodore Prince W’78 G’90 has joined the Kansas City Southern Railway Company as vice president of the international and intermodal (moving highway trainers and ocean containers by rail) operations. The company operates in the U.S., Mexico, and Panama. After 10 years in Richmond, Va., Ted and his family will have relocated to Kansas City, Mo., by this spring.
Sarah A. Kelly GEd’79 L’85 is an attorney who specializes in employment and employment-discrimination law with the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O’Connor. She was a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, “Retaliation: The Hottest Issue in Employment Discrimination Law,” last year. She also serves on the board of St. Agnes Medical Center.
Donna S. Rubin SAMP’79 writes, “I have just had published a book of poetry, I Go From Bad To Verse. Currently it’s an e-book, but will be a paperback by the end of the year. It’s about my struggles with bipolar disorder and the life that goes along with it. Most of the poems are humorous, some are very serious. It is available on the publishers website (www.chipmunka.com ). The first poem in it was written my freshman year at Penn. I’d love to know what people think of it <DonnaSings@verizon.net>.”
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Robert M. LoBue W’80 G’89 writes, “In October I received my doctoral degree in management (Doctor Oeconomaie) from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland; my dissertation is entitled ‘Agency assurance: the role of the audit committee in corporate governance.’ Effective in October, I was appointed dean of the faculty of the School of International Business at Reutlingen University in Germany: I have been professor of accounting and finance there since 1999. Our school holds the No. 1 rankings for business schools and programs in all small and mid-sized universities in Germany. For each of the last five years, we had three or four German-American Fulbright scholars. My family continues to hold addresses and to live both in West Chester, Pa., and in Reutlingen (www.reutlingen-university.de).”
Andy Toy C’80 G’81 e-mails that he has left his position as program officer running the Philadelphia commercial-corridor redevelopment initiative at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in order to run for Philadelphia City Council At Large. Volunteers and supporters are welcome to get involved before the May 15 primary (www.AndyToy07.com).
John DeVivo C’81, Milford, Mich., has been appointed administrator of services for children and families in Jackson, Ann Arbor, and Flint for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.
Douglas Howell EAS’81 writes, “I am married to Brenda Lyles-Howell C’82. In May I graduated from the Biblical Theological Seminary with a master’s in divinity.”
Nancy Vanore GNu’81 sponsored the pre-season training weekend for the Penn women’s field hockey at her home in Avalon, N.J., last August. One of her daughters is Nicole Black C’08.
Dr. Celeste De Bease CGS’82, director of the Biofeedback Clinic and clinical assistant professor at Widener University, in November was elected chair of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. Dr. De Bease is the third woman to hold the position since the organization was created 26 years ago.
Andrea Erdheim Gamlin C’82 writes, “I was recently selected to be the technology instructor at the Charlotte Jewish Day School [in North Carolina]. I thoroughly love teaching, and find it so much fun to keep the classroom an exciting place to learn. Training adults in human-resources management was great, but teaching elementary-school kids is truly invigorating. Dave and I also keep very busy with our three great kids, Dan, Zachary, and Jen. We look forward to seeing our classmates at Reunion!”
Denise Gordon C’82 (www.DeniseGordon.com) writes that she “has just been added to the list of Penn’s latest recording artists: Wangu We are musical-journey entries, influenced by 15 years spent in Africa. An afro-fusion, jazz-funky mix that will have you snapping your fingers and swaying your hips! The title track has turned out to be a favorite for many.” She has been featured on Voice of America’s Africa Beat and BBC’s Network Africa. She is planning an East African tour this year to promote her CD; and she has been invited to perform at the opening of the Rwandan Film Festival and to open for Ziggy Marley in Tanzania. Listen to Wangu We at (www.Cdbaby.com/cd/DeniseGordon2) or just google it.”
Alan Lewis C’82, Scarsdale, N.Y., has joined the Wall Street law firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn LLP as a partner in its litigation department. Previously he was a shareholder in the New York office of the Pittsburgh-based firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.
Scott M. Miller C’82 <email@example.com> has joined the law firm of Feldman Weinstein & Smith, LLP, in New York, as a partner. “My practice focuses on corporate-securities law, including public offerings, reverse mergers, M&A, and private investments in public equities. My new position has provided me with the opportunity to work with David Feldman W’82 L’85 again, this time as partners. I am still living in northern New Jersey with my wife, Randy, and two sons, Grant (11) and Adam (seven). I am also currently serving on the Class of 1982 Gifts Committee and looking forward to seeing many of my fellow classmates at our 25th Reunion this coming May.”
Steven J. Rosansky W’82 writes that after serving as a city councilman and mayor pro-tem for the past three years, on Dec. 11 he was voted mayor of Newport Beach, Calif. “(the O.C.).” When not “engaged in ribbon cuttings and kissing babies,” he is the president of Newport West Real Estate Company, which handles residential real estate and mortgage brokerage. He and his wife Gina, “also own and operate one of the most successful Togos-Baskin Robbins restaurants in California.” Their son Jonathon is a senior at the University of California at Irvine.
Vincent Vilasi C’82 reports the arrival of Michael Joseph Vilasi on July 27. Michael will join his siblings Vincent Jr. and Serena and his Mom and Dad for a visit to College Green on May 12 for the 25th Reunion of the Class of 1982. Vince is president of Fair Oaks Anesthesia Associates, in Fairfax, Va., which employs over 100 anesthesia providers and support staff. He writes, “I guess all those late nights in the Med Ed Building paid off. It would be great to hear from old friends at <Vvilasi@foaa.net>.”
Deborah Wong C’82, professor of music at the University of California, Riverside, has been named president of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and will serve for 2007-09.
Steven R. Jacobs C’83 is a partner in the business-transactions section of Jackson Walker L.L.P., in San Antonio, Tex. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, in the list for corporate law.
Elizabeth F. Spungen C’83 G’90 in December became the new executive director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, where she had served as interim since June. She is head of Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, an art-consulting business she founded in 2002, dedicated to works on paper and photography.
Charles R. Everett Jr. C’84 has been appointed manager in charge of the airports national planning and environmental division of the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington. The division is responsible for technical direction and guidance in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the noise-compatibility program, and other regulations applicable to airport planning and development.
Allen Glicksman G’84 Gr’90, director of research and evaluation at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, in December received the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society President’s Award.
Lawrence Greenberg W’85 see Sheryl Cohen Greenberg C’86.
Majid Naini Gr’85 last autumn attended the two-day Mayor of Tallahassee’s Summit on Race, Culture, and Human Relations. He notes that his programs “were widely covered by the Tallahassee newspaper and television stations and were the highlight of the summit. [His] stirring talk, “Rumi’s Teachings on Peace and Harmony,” actually made front page news in the major newspaper.”
Sheryl Cohen Greenberg C’86 and Lawrence Greenberg W’85 are living happily in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., with their two sons Daniel (12), Michael (eight), and Nikki, their four-year-old golden retriever. Larry is president of Pearlgreen Corporation, a 72-year-old family-owned, industrial-supply business. Sherrie is director of Internet sales and technology for Pearlgreen, having joined Larry two years ago after an 18-year career in corporate and investment banking. When not working, she is training for her 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo (which she expected to attain in February) and he is on the golf course, practicing up for the annual golf outing with his fraternity brothers. We are all kept busy by the two boys’ soccer, baseball, and ice-hockey travel schedules. Our travels recently took us to West Chester, Pa., where we stole a morning away from our hockey tournament to visit the Penn campus and Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house, as well as grab a cheesesteak at Abnersthe highlight of the trip! You may contact us a <Slgreenberg@optonline.net>.”
Francine Mallon V’86, Rosemont, Pa., a full-time professor of veterinary science at Camden County College in New Jersey, was granted tenure there last fall.
Charles S. Marion C’86 W’86 L’89 is a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP who specializes in complex-commercial and intellectual-property litigation. In December he was elected vice chair of the Philadelphia Bar’s federal-courts committee for 2007 and chair for 2008. As vice chair he will be responsible for the Federal Bench-Bar Conference this spring, which provides the interchange of ideas, educates the bar members in court practice, and encourages civility in the courts. He often leads investigative teams for the Bar’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.
Randall Sell C’86 G’88 has been appointed an associate professor of community health at Drexel University; previously he was an assistant professor of public health at Columbia University. He specializes in the methodology of sampling sexual orientation.
Jay Weiser W’86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently promoted to a manager in strategy management solutions with Palladium Group Inc. He recently co-wrote an article, “Strategy Review Process,” which was the cover story in Balanced Scorecard Report, a bi-monthly newsletter published by Harvard Business School Press. Jay and his wife, Pam, live with their two sons, Spencer and Benjamin, in Alpharetta, Ga.
Julie Hinds Franklin C’87 writes, “I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our Reunion. It is hard to believe we graduated 20 years ago!”
Nancy J. Hament WG’87 writes, “Since we’re coming up on our 20th Reunion, I thought an update was in order: July 1999: Married Rick Scarola (Yale 1979, UMich Law 1982). Nov. 2001: Had Avalon Grace Blue Moon Hament Scarola, now five and quite entertaining. May 2006: Finished off 11 years at CRT Capital Group LLC by gracefully retiring; spent 16 years at Lehman Brothers before that. September: Had Caia Frances Maize Moon Hament Scarola, truly a little bundle of smiles. I am happy as a clam with two kids and a loving Type-A husband; career strings still pulling, so another finance-related job probably on the horizon. I hope to see all my WEMBA classmates at our 20th Reunion! And yes, both my girls were born on full moons, which is why my husband twisted my arm for those extra-curricular middle names!”
Dr. David Hildebrand C’87 and his wife, Dr. Margaret Woodhull, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Camilla Louise Woodhull Hildebrand, in Denver on Dec. 19, right at the start of a blizzard. “Luckily, neither parent is superstitious.”
Lisa Dickey-Kemp Ndiaye W’87 writes, “My life has been full of wonderful changes over the past couple of years. I traded my career in financial services to become a ‘family manager’ and community volunteer. In 2002 I married James Ndiaye. Our beautiful three-year-old daughter Kennedy Leigh was born in 2003. In 2004 we left Newark, N.J., with its easy access to nightlife and cultural activities and moved to the rolling hills and horse farms of Malvern, Pa. James is the chief legal officer of the money-managers division of SEI Investments. We all look forward to my 20th Reunion in May!”
Daniel Vinson C’87 reports that he recently moved to Eurohypo AG, a German commercial mortgage bank, where he is managing director, head of commercial mortgaged-backed securities capital markets for the U.S. He lives in New York, and is happily married to his wife, Rosanne; they have two children, Adam (almost four) and Jacqueline (almost three).
Dr. Jonathon Ament C’88 and his wife, Amy, are thrilled to announce the birth of a baby girl, Adina Leora, on June 4 in New York. “At less than two months old, she attended her first Chicago Cubs game, seeing her beloved Cubbies stomp the opposition at Shea Stadium. Brothers Ezra and Joshua love to hug and kiss their new sister, when they’re not busy singing to her or feeding her baby food.”
Eugene A. Bolt Jr. C’88 GPU’01 co-wrote The University of the Arts; published last year it is the first published history of that school and its predecessor institutions in 130 years. Part of the Arcadia Campus History Series, it presents for the first time images from that university’s archives and other Philadelphia institutions. Eugene works in development for the University of the Arts.
NiaLena Caravasos W’88, Philadelphia, <email@example.com>, a shareholder partner in the Law Firm of Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick & Caravasos, PC, was last year again named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer” in criminal defense by Philadelphia magazine.
Deron Goodwin C’88 and his wife, Mimi, proudly announce the birth of their son, Parker Joseph, on Nov. 30. He joins big sister Payton Anne (two) at home in Westchester, N.Y. Deron is a director in the capital-markets group at Barclays Capital in New York.
Jon Rosenberg C’88, after 12 years as an education and civil-rights lawyer, is now executive director of Roads to Success, a nonprofit career- and college-readiness program. He lives in Montclair, N.J., with his wife, Lisa, daughter Zoe (six) and son Theodore (three).
Jeffrey Isaacs EE’89 married Sarah Mack on Oct. 29 in Portsmouth, R.I. Alumni celebrating with them included Susan Carver C’88, Ellen Nussbaum W’89, Chris Sur C’89, Amil Petrin C’89, Douglas Chan EAS’89, Joel Friedman EE’90, Patrick Liddy C’90, Eric Schmidt C’90, Robert Isaacs C’91, Janna Ignatow W’93, and Sarah Kazdan C’93. Jeff and Sarah live in Providence, where she works as a rabbi at Temple Beth El; he works as a software developer for WSI in Andover, Mass. “We would love to hear from Penn friends at<firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Stacy Isquith C’89 married Damien Donck on Sept. 9. She was very glad to celebrate with truly great friends from Penn: Kathy Hands EAS’89 W’89, John Caby C’89 and LisaMarie Brassini Caby C’88, Deborah Rothstein C’88, Matt Shawl W’89, Maurice Frumkin EAS’89, Liz Miller-Moran C’88, and Ellen Butensky Nu’89 GNu’94. Stacy and Damien live in New York, where she works in human resources for National Financial Partners and he is a photographer for Newsweek.
Dr. Michelle J. Johnson EAS’89 is assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of the Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Laboratory at the Clement Zablocki V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee. Last November she received the Dr. Judith Stitt Woman Faculty Scholar Award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, Inc., for her proposed research on sex differences and robot-assisted stroke rehabilitation.
Robert A. Pelberg C’89 e-mails, “I am doing well. My wife, Wendy (married over 10 years now), and three children, Josh (eight), Adam (six), and Noah (three), are all excellent. I’m enjoying a very successful cardiology career with the Ohio Heart and Vascular Center. I just wrote The Cardiac CTA Manual: A Reference and Guide (Springer), which is due out in May. Life in Cincinnati is fantastic for us. I certainly miss the good old days at Sammy and Penn.”
Devora Zack C’89 writes that her leadership-development firm, Only Connect Consulting, Inc. (www.onlyconnectconsulting.com) is “celebrating its 10th year of providing award-winning seminars, retreats, coaching, and assessments for over 75 private and public clients (Deloitte, AOL, IMF, Ann Taylor, US Treasury, OPM, etc).” She spends her time “running [the] company, running after three energetic sons, and running.” In between she is visiting faculty for Cornell’s Johnson School (where she got her MBA) and writes articles for consulting journals. Stephen, her husband, was awarded Major League Soccer’s 2006 Executive of the Year for his work with DC United.
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Dr. Elissa Brown C’90 is thrilled to announce the birth of her daughter, Madison Jess, in July. She spends lots of time with her Grandpa Alan Brown W’64 and uncle Jeff Hack W’87. Elissa is an associate professor of psychology at St. John’s University, where she focuses on developing effective psychotherapy for children who have been through traumatic events, such as 9/11 and child abuse. She attends an annual reunion weekend with roommates Heidi Dupret C’90, Leda Dunn Wettre C’90, Michele Levine C’90, and Lisa Sleboda C’90.
Christopher G. Gubeno EAS’90, deputy practice leader for the aviation practice of Philadelphia-based Urban Engineers, Inc., has been promoted to vice president; he had joined the firm in 1993. He also serves as chair of the Whitemarsh (Pa.) Planning Commission.
Kyung Kim C’90 writes, “After a few years in New York since getting a MBA from Columbia University, I have moved to Tokyo to work for Shinsei Bank, working on proprietary investments for the bank in the Office of the Chief Investment Officer.”
Thomas W. Meyer C’90 GEd’91 Gr’96 was recently promoted to associate dean of academic affairs at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. “It’s a great feeling to be in a leadership position where I can support others in their quest for knowledge and education. It’s all about giving people an opportunity and helping them achieve their potential.”
Dr. Deborah B. Schwartz C’90 is thrilled to announce her marriage to Gil N. Perry on Nov. 18 in New York. Many Penn friends attended, including members of the wedding party Belanne Ungarelli W’90 and Michael Barr W’85 WG’87. Also participating in all of the festivities and helping to make the occasion extra special were Alison Ganis Besterman C’90 and Brian Besterman C’89, Wendy Singer Joseph W’90, Jodi Farkas Slade C’90, Sherry Straus Greenberg Nu’90 GNu’92 and Brian Greenberg W’91, Jane Alloy Cohen C’90, Renee Rimland C’90, Judy Finger Krandel W’87, Leslie Dorman C’84 SW’85 WG’89, Alden Levy EAS’87 GEng’88 WG’93, Dr. Allison Herbst Marchant GM’97 and Dr. Lewis Marchant GM’97, and Dr. Jacob Shragowitz C’43 M’47. After a fabulous wedding celebration and a honeymoon in Hawaii, Deborah and Gil returned home to the Upper West Side, Manhattan; she is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Jacobi Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and he is CFO of eAppeals.
Jamie Altman C’92 writes, “My wife, Dawn, and I had a wonderful first birthday party for our second daughter, Anna C’26 M’30, in November; attending was big sister Dame Lily C’24 (full scholarship).”
W. Robert Burnham C’92 and his wife, Danielle R. Burnham, are pleased as peaches to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucia Renée, on Oct. 11. “She measured in at a surprising 8 lbs. 11 oz., and 21.5 inches. Big brother, Tristan, has welcomed his new sister with a joyful abandon.”
Michael G. Dubrow W’92 has been promoted to vice president in the Office of Risk Management at New York Life Insurance Company; he joined the firm in 2002 as a corporate vice president and risk analyst in that office. He lives in New York with his wife, Allison.
Dr. Sandra Zimmer Garred C’92 writes, “My husband and I welcomed our second baby girl, Heather Riley, in July. Our other daughter, Leah, turned two in January and loves her new role as a big sister. I am still working full-time as an internist with Advanced Cardiac Specialists in the Phoenix area.”
Stephanie Friedel Knispel C’92 <jksf8198 @optonline.net> and her husband, Jay, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Brooke, on Dec. 8. She was welcomed at home in Scarsdale, N.Y., by big brother Matthew (three).
Richard Lau C’92 married Heather Farber on May 21 on a perfect sunny morning on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. Penn roommate Rev. Randall J. Forester C’92 performed the oceanside ceremony, and Rich was supported by his brother, groomsman Luther Lau W’80, and Dr. Suresh Agarwal C’91. Also attending the Hawaii ceremony and reception were roommate Reid Oshiro EE’91 and Anna Goco C’93. Michelle Carr WG’02 helped celebrate the wedding at a later reception in St. Paul, Minn.
Kirk Marcolina C’92 and his husband, Robert Marcolina, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie. “Our little bundle of joy was born in California on March 23, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz.”
Gayle Meyers C’92 is very excited to announce that she is engaged to marry Hillel Cooper; the August wedding will take place in Israel. She has lived in Jerusalem for the last two years, working for Search for Common Ground, an organization that tries to bridge gaps between Israelis, Palestinians, and others in conflict. She has gotten involved with the local English-speaking theater scene and recently played the lead role in Proof. “Hillel is a Canadian who has lived in Israel all his life. He works in software for a cellphone company; in his previous career, he did what he calls ‘a lot of dangerous stuff’ in the army and the police.” They will make their home in Tel Aviv.
Billy Orlove C’92 and his wife, Katherine, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charlie B., on Oct. 13. Big sister Raquel (two) welcomed him with a big hug at home in Kensington, Md. Billy is a leasing director for JBG Rosenfeld Retail in Chevy Chase.
Christi Smith Stille Nu’92 writes, “I am now at home with my three sons full-time: Jack (four) and Sam (two) were joined by baby Charlie in August. My husband and I are renovating yet another old house here in Massachusetts. I look forward to seeing everyone at our 15th Reunion in May!”
Lorna Timmreck C’92 writes, “Things have been busy for the last few years. After completing my obstetrics and gynecology residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, my husband, Dr. David Smink, and I moved to Boston to pursue specialty training. I completed my fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2003. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2001. We now live in Bethesda, Md., where I am an infertility specialist at Shady Grove Fertility Center (www.shadygrovefertility.com) and he is in private practice with the Greater Washington Orthopedic Group. We spend our free time chasing after our three sons, Oscar (four), Arthur (two), and Eli, who was born in October.”
Michael L. Eng C’93 has joined the staff of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, in Maywood, Ill., as an instructor in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University, serving as chief resident, 2005-06.
Jill Buchwald Rothstein C’93 and Alain Rothstein C’93 proudly announce the birth of their son, William Jack, on Oct. 10. They live in Santa Monica, Calif., where Jill is a clinical psychologist in private practice and Alain works at Kline Hawkes & Co., a private-equity firm.
Shelley Rossell Rust C’93 G’93 e-mails, “We are pleased to announce the birth of our second daughter, Addison Rossell. I continue to work as a network-security administrator at the University of Chicago, Tom is an associate partner at IBM, and two-year-old Jacqueline is learning to be a big sister. I’d love to hear from any Penn friends <email@example.com>.”
Julie Avila Stuckmann W’93 e-mails, “I am living in Atlanta with my husband and two girls, Sydney (five) and Sofia (three). My husband and I still work for The Coca-Cola Company and it’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. I am enjoying my part-time job, which allows me to finally have a balance in my life! My closest Penn friends and I are still in constant touch with each other: Catherine Donaldson Evans C’93, Liz Rabii Cribbs W’93, Jen Yang W’93, Liz Brett Haas C’92. We have a tradition of selecting a location and spending a long ‘girls’ weekend’ with each other every year. We recently had our 10-year weekend at Beach Haven, N.J. It was a blast! I would love to hear from old friends at <JStuckmann@na.ko.com>. If any of you should visit Atlanta, please get in touch.”
Kimberly Altschul C’94 married Dr. David Straker on Aug. 26 at the Tavern on the Green in New York. They live in Manhattan, where she is in-house counsel for Citigroup, specializing in employment law, and he is a psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan, as well as an attending psychiatrist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Columbia University. Several alumni attended their wedding: Kim Strochak Goldban C’94 W’94 and Jen Eisenberg Bernstein C’93 were bridesmaids. Other Penn friends included Debbie Blume C’94 GEd’99 GrEd’10, Lori Bean Geisinger C’93, Sherri Cooper Landsman C’94 (David’s cousin), Sharon Koty Cooper C’92 L’95, Kim Rosenthal C’92, Gabrielle Gould C’93, Matthew Craner C’94 L’97 and Katie Greenspan Craner C’98, Sean Lager C’94, and David Amendola C’94.
Allison Duda Conner C’94 <allison@ alphabug.com> has recently started her own fashion and accessory design business. Her husband, Brook Conner, also started a new job, at Morgan Stanley. They celebrated the start of their third year together last Halloween at Disney World. They are “happily ensconced in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with their three small, fluffy dogs, one cat (Mr. Nimbus, yes, he’s still around), and sometimes Brook’s daughter, Zooey.”
Peter Eliot C’94 and his wife, Svetlana, are proud to announce the birth of Clara Margaret, their first child. They live in Santa Monica, Calif., where he is a money manager at Capital Research and Svetlana is a psychiatric social worker at County-USC Medical Center.
John Kim C’94 writes, “G’day. I recently moved to Sydney from New York, with fiancée Sherri Goldman. The weather, beaches, wine, and nightlife are excellent, but it’s the people that make this country special. I haven’t tried surfing yetit’s on the agendabut have managed to stay away from sharks and stingrays. I moved here to head the Australia and AsiaPac equity-REIT research team at Merrill Lynch.”
Bridget Brennan Voci W’94 is an attorney with the law firm of Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, in Jenkintown, Pa., who specializes in corporate law and finance. She was again named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star,” one of the “up-and-coming lawyers in the state,” in the December issue of Philadelphia magazine. She lives in Lafayette Hill with her husband, Chris, and their two children.
Carrie Girgenti C’95 married Greg Sheps on Sept. 30 at Capitale in New York. Her sister, Jody Girgenti C’98, was maid-of-honor and the bridesmaids included Michelle Gittelsohn Nadel C’95, Niki Assa Harel W’95, and Leigh Fuchs C’95. Other alumni attending the wedding were Jenn Friedman-Pink C’95, Mark Sherman C’95 and Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C’95, Robyn Lesses Melamud C’95, Wendy Rottenberg Feiner C’95 and Matthew Feiner W’95 L’98, Jessica Wallack-Cohen C’95, Heather Smidt Pomerantz W’95, Jessica Braun Rich C’95, Kammie Gormezano C’94, Eveie Wilpon C’97, Josh Leventhal W’95 WG’02 and Elizabeth Haynes Leventhal WG’02, Adam Sloan W’95, and Greg Katz W’95. Carrie and Greg live in New York, where she is a corporate associate in the intellectual-property and technology- transactions group at Latham & Watkins LLP, and he is a director of sponsorship development at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Victor Hsu C’95 and Elizabeth Steinberg Hsu C’95 welcomed their second child, a daughter, Elissa Eden Yi-Li Hsu, on Dec. 19 in San Diego; she joined big brother Jacob (three). “We will be moving back to the Philadelphia area in July, as Victor will be joining the Abington orthopaedic group as a spine surgeon. I will be working as a radiologist in Philadelphia.”
Lisa Roth Kerrigan C’95 and Jeff Kerrigan are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Max Kirkland Kerrigan, on Nov. 7 in Boston; he weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz., and was 21 inches long. Welcomed by his brother, Jack, he is a grandson of Marsha and Steve Roth W’66.
Michael Rosenberg L’95 was recently elected junior warden of Melita Lodge Number 295, Pennsylvania Free and Accepted Masons. He and his wife, Sheryl, live with their two sons, Sam and Jack, in Mount Laurel, N.J.
Mark Sherman C’95 and Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C’95 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Tzipora, on Aug. 8 in Greenwich, Conn. Mark and Rachel are both attorneys, practicing in Stamford.
Alex Weinress CGS’95 is a filmmaker-editor who moved to Sydney with his Australian wife. He co-directed, co-produced, filmed, and edited Carmichael & shane, a “mordantly funny” short film that features an Australian actor (with two-year-old twin sons), who exploits a stand-up comedy routine about a single father choosing a favorite child. Featured in December on the Apple website (www.apple.com/pro), “this radically un-PC message won the film first place at Sony Tropfest 2006 in Australia, [which] got them equipment, travel to New York, Telluride, and Los Angeles, and a production green light for their Australian television show.”
Kristen Lohr Yucha C’95 V’99 and David Yucha C’95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Mary Yucha, on March 10, 2006. “We would love to hear from any classmates <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Lauri Kleinstein Friedman C’96 see Michael L. Friedman W’99.
John E. McGowan G’96 recently landed a national TV commercial running on broadcast TV and cable for Liberty Medical Supply (Polymedical). He writes that, beyond his acting persona, he also teaches ESL and PC computing to adults in southern New Jersey. Also, his video short Apogee Circles, is beginning to make the film festival circuit rounds.
Mia Tepper Lew Nu’96 married Shmuel Lew in a beautiful ceremony in Jerusalem on Nov. 2. Friends and family traveled from near and far to celebrate the wedding; alumni who shared in the festivity included Ariel Fishman C’97, Avishai Goldfinger C’98, Eva Taksel Soller C’98, Shifra Vega Gr’98, and Michael Gordan L’99. Mia and Shmuel live in Ranaana, Israel, where she is an oncology nurse and he is a bond trader for First International Bank of Israel.
Alexis Bennett Rosenfeld C’96 and her husband, Adam, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Asher Leo, on April 5, 2006. “Asher is a happy, healthy, lively infant who is providing his family with tremendous joy. We missed the 10th Reunion because we were at home (and sleep deprived!) with a newborn at the time, but I would love to hear from old Penn friends <email@example.com>.”
Penny Feldstein Schildkraut C’96 and her husband, Josh, announce the arrival of Audrey Isabel on Oct. 16. They live in New York, where Penny is a vice president at the non-profit organization The Ad Council and Josh is a copywriter at the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.
Erin Cohen Berk C’97 and her husband, Brad, welcomed their third child, Sydney Elizabeth, on Sept. 19. “She joins her three-year-old brother, Hudson, and older sister of 18 months, Madelyn. Everyone is doing great!”
Karen E. Henrichs Campbell Nu’97 wrote in early December that she and her husband, David, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell on July 4, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. “Mom, Dad, and Sarah are doing extremely well down in Melbourne, and are looking forward to Sarah’s first visit to the USA in December-January, when they are planning to introduce Sarah to many alumni in New York, including Cristina T. Lopez O’Keeffe C’97, Abigail Walsh C’97, Meghan Burns C’97, and Miranda Salomon-Pearson C’97 L’03 and Larry Pearson L’00.”
Stacy Caruso C’97 married Joe DeSerio in New Milford, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2005. Alumni in the wedding party included Danielle Lloyd C’97, Catherine Ross C’97, and Michael Berry EAS’97. Other alumni attending included Stu Evans C’97, Jeff Sherry W’97, Sameera Hafiz C’97, and Michelle Werner C’97. Stacy recently left Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center after eight years, and is now working in oncology drug safety for Celgene Corporation. Joe is a clinical-systems analyst at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. After honeymooning in Hawaii, they live in Dumont, N.J., where they just bought their first home. Old friends can contact them at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sara Goldschneider C’97 and Bart Miltenberger CGS’97 are happy to announce the birth of their third son, Gabriel Miltenberger, who was born on Oct. 20. His older brothers are Julian (six) and Miles (four). The family lives in Philadelphia, where Sara is completing her master’s in elementary education and Bart works at Penn’s Alumni Relations Office, and plays trumpet professionally in several ensembles and as a freelancer.
Erin Crowley Henry Nu’97 GNu’01 and James Henry EAS’97 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Connor James Henry, on Oct. 9. He was born at HUP, and weighed a petite 11 lbs. 4.8 oz., and was 22.5 inches long. He joins his three-year-old sister, Kaitlyn, and parents, who live in Voorhees, N.J.
Michael Isenberg EAS’97 W’97 married Karen Bandel on Aug. 20 at Roger Williams Casino in Providence, R.I. Alumni celebrating with them included Tamara Dubowitz C’96 G’00, Anne Chapas C’96, Danny Gerber C’97, Eugene Huang EE’99 W’99 GEng’99, Abby Beshkin C’98, Sam Chandan W’97 GEng’01 G’03 GrW’04, and Josh Block C’96 GEd’01. Karen and Mike live in Providence, where he works as the marketing director at Chex Finer Foods, a specialty-food distributor. He notes, “Our wedding was everything we hoped for: It was meaningful and fun. I look forward to hearing from Penn friends at <email@example.com>.”
Scott Lerner L’97 writes, “My wife, Caroline Pearl Lerner C’98, gave birth to our first child, Jacob Marc Lerner, on Oct. 27. We live in Manhattan. After eight years as a corporate associate practicing M&A and securities law, I left Dechert in July 2005 to join a client, B&G Foods, where I serve as executive vice president and general counsel.”
Thomas Maguire C’97 is pleased to announce the birth of his fourth child, Jannah Sherine Maguire; she joined older brothers, Isa and Adam, and big sister Raadia. After traveling to Egypt in 2004 through a Fulbright grant, Thomas worked for one year at Huda TV, an Islamic satellite channel, broadcasting from Cairo. This experience doubled as fieldwork for his doctoral dissertation in media studies at the University of Texas. He and family returned home to the U.S. last summer; he currently works in higher education <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Michele Harris Potashman C’97 see Meyer Potashman C’98.
Jake Watkins C’97 and Lisa Raphaeli Watkins C’97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Katharine Bella Watkins, on Nov. 22; she weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. She joins proud big brother Jack, who turned two in October. They live in Rowayton, Conn.
Douglas Berkman C’98 married Rachelle Rappaport Sept. 3 at Bridgewaters in New York. They were joined by Oliver Cartade W’97, Arun Agarwal W’97, Barak Klein W’98, Michael Ghalchi C’99, David Robbins W’97, Jody Kriss W’97, brother-in-law Evan Roth C’92 W’92, cousin Mitchell Warren C’90, and cousin-in-law Gideon Alpert C’91. “We enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius. Rachelle is a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. I am in my third of five years of urologic-surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian, Columbia in New York. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.”
Caroline Pearl Lerner C’98 see Scott Lerner L’97.
H. Scott Miller C’98 <hamilton.s.miller.c98 @alumni.upenn.edu> and his wife, Christine, announce the birth of their son, Max Samuel: at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 2, at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz., and measuring 19 1/2 inches long.
Meyer Potashman C’98 recently started as an associate at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag LLP, having graduated from Boston College Law School. “Meanwhile, Dr. Michele Harris Potashman C’97 is an organic chemist doing drug discovery at Amgen. We still live in Cambridge, Mass., where we have been since Penn, and are keeping busy playing with Hannan Gabriel Potashman (C’28), who turned one in September. We can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Layla Revis C’98 is a contributing editor at Los Angeles Confidential magazine, where she covers entertainment, luxury travel, fine dining, and charitable causes. Her work has been seen in various magazines, including Moving Pictures, Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Boston magazine, and Ingenue. She is also an advertising executive at Big Picture Group, where she pitches advertising campaigns for feature films and television networks. She has contributed to VH1’s The Fabulous Life of …, as well as written on the MyNetwork television show The Heiress, debuting this month. And she has completed a novel, the very first in the Miami DiCarlo mystery series.
Marnie Sambur Robinson C’98 <email@example.com e-mails, “My husband, Brendan, and I are pleased to announce the birth of Natalie Shae on Sept. 6, at Duke University Medical Center, where I am currently a resident. She was 8 lbs. 7.6 oz., and 21 inches long. I am in my third year of a urology program, with three more years left. I would love to hear from alumni.”
Nicole Liebenstein Abramowitz C’99 and Jason Abramowitz are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Joseph, on Nov. 22. They live in Stamford, Conn., and Nicole is a pediatrician in Norwalk.
Dr. Mark Burstein C’99 see Sarah Youdovin C’00.
Neha Champaneria W’99 WG’06 and Justin Markle WG’06 are happy to announce their engagement: He proposed to her in Rittenhouse Square on May 17, two days after they graduated from Wharton and one day before they departed for a month-long trip to Africa. They will marry on Sept. 1 in Philadelphia. They will continue to live in Center City, where he is working in corporate development at Comcast Corporation and she is in private equity at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
Lindsay Elliman C’99 married Brendan Falvey on June 24 in Charleston, S.C. Bree Nicolai Murphy C’99 was in the wedding party. Other alumni attending include Jen White C’99, Amanda Cohen C’99, P. J. Lewis C’99, Ingrid Seradarian C’99, and Thomas McFadden C’97. Lindsay and Brendan moved to Denver, where he works as director of new business development for the Colorado Rockies.
Jackie Berkell Friedland C’99 and her husband, Jason, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Asher Brandon Friedland, on Aug. 24. They live in Scarsdale, N.Y., along with his big brother Abe (two).
Michael L. Friedman W’99 and Lauri Kleinstein Friedman C’96 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Eric Blake Friedman, on Oct. 17. Lauri, Michael, big brother Matthew, and Eric live in Providence, R.I., where Michael is president of Monarch Industries, an architectural millwork and store-fixture manufacturer, and Lauri is a physical therapist. Pictures can been seen at (www.LauriAndMike.com).
Neil A. Harrison C’99 and his wife, Wendy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Evan Parker, on Dec. 11. Neil and Wendy recently moved back to the New York area after spending three years in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he completed a MBA/MA in business administration and Asian studies at the University of Michigan. He has returned to Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, where he is a manager in the telecommunications and high-tech industry practice.
Michael Kraver C’99 L’02 recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with his wife, Lauren Selzer Kraver: They married in Long Island City on Oct. 1, 2005. Alumni in the wedding parties included Jordan Selzer C’97, Daniel Friedland C’99, David Stier C’99 L’03, Andrew Albert W’99, Eamon Joyce L’02, Gilbert Winn C’00, and Shelley Arnheim Selzer C’97. Other alumni attending included Daniel Byrd C’99, Adam Ring C’99, David Murstein W’99, Stephanie Bisgyer C’99 and Scott Hoffman C’99, Jeremy Klein W’00, David Yaches C’00, Jeremy Fingerman C’00, Cortney Nemeroff W’00 and David Peretz W’01, Jason Post C’01, Elie Kobrin C’01, Brian Cohen C’00, Oliver Olanoff C’99 L’02, Bret Danow L’00, Seth Ladetsky C’96, Karen Lenar Nu’00, and David Damast W’99. Michael and Lauren live in White Plains, N.Y.; he is a lawyer at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Caroline Simonds C’99 married Jean-Baptiste Pessey on June 24 at the Église Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Alumni attending included David Bernabucci W’67, Nancy Collins C’96, William Elwood L’68, Marie Celeste Simonds CW’68, and Yukimi Tachibana (exchange student from Japan, 1995-96). Caroline and Jean-Baptiste took a wedding trip to the Seychelles; they live in Paris.
Katy Stock W’99 married Jason Pinter on Oct. 9 at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu. Alumni in the wedding party were Todd Bishop W’99 and Megan McKay Bishop W’99, Susan Sabatino Nu’99 GNu’05, K. C. Potter De Haan C’00, and Jackie Morris Williams W’99. Other alumni attending were Jenni Leisman W’99 and Abby Daniels C’99. Katy and Jason live in Chicago, where she is a management consultant for the Chartis Group and he is a senior finance manager at Orbitz.com.
Denise Valukonis C’99 and Christopher Ochs W’00 are pleased to announce their marriage on June 3 at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Many alumni were in the wedding party, including her father, Raymond Valukonis WG’73, Denise Tiedeman Gerber C’99, Patricia Cho C’99, Amy McAllister Solwecki C’00, and Shannon Dietzmann Elliot C’98. Alumni representing Chris included Jeffrey Kozloff W’99, Ryan Orr EAS’99, Timothy Kelly W’98, and Timothy Springer W’99. “Chris’ son, Joshua (a future alumnus), did a fantastic job as the best man.” Other alumni attending the celebration included Alissa Marquez C’99, Corey Ventetuolo C’99, Cathy Lynch C’99 W’99, Jennifer Nevas C’01 GEd’02 Nu’05 GNu’06, Ken Collins W’00 GEng’08, Curtis Ciglar WEv’03, Mike Mendelsohn W’98, David Glidden Nu’96, and Edward Kelly C’96. The night before the wedding, family, the bridal party, and out-of-town guests celebrated at the Sweeten Alumni House on Locust Walk. Denise and Chris spent two wonderful weeks in France and Italy for their honeymoon, exploring the Riviera and Lake Como. He is a consultant for Mercer in Philadelphia, while pursuing his J.D. at Temple Law; she is a graphic designer for the software company SAP America, Inc., in Newtown Square.
Carol Ying C’99 W’99 married Shahram Elghanayan on June 25 at the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan. Bridesmaids included alumni Eu-Gene Sung W’99 and Rashmi Gupta C’99 WG’06, and Brett Sussman W’99 “gave a speech that reminded us of his days at Punch Bowl.” Also attending were Jeffrey Shieh C’99, Lisa Liao W’02, Stanley Hsing EAS’01, Rick Saad C’91 and Aileen Huang-Saad EAS’91, Alfonso Chang EAS’98, Amy Bourne C’97, Konrad Gruson C’98, David Brown EE’98 W’98, Shauna Sadowski W’99, Mital Sheth C’97, Kumar Valliappan W’99 WG’06, Calvin Chen C’97 W’97, Shalini Kurani Bhatia W’00, Millie Nandi Munshi C’99, Kathleen Nguyen W’00, Michael Hyun W’99, Tony Estrella EE’95 WG’02, Doug Haber EAS’99 and Fawn McNeil Haber C’99, Mona Mahajan EAS’00 W’00, Manisha Dansanghani Manglani C’01 and Pravin Manglani EAS’01 W’01, Vijay Mayadas WG’05, Nilam Patel C’98, and Rita Lam WG’00. Carol and Rami spent their honeymoon in South Africa and Botswana, and are now living happily in Manhattan, surrounded by their many, many Penn friends. She is director of sales operations at Travelzoo Inc., and would love to catch up with more alumni <email@example.com>; he is managing director for BancWare ERisk.
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Dr. Yana Brayman C’00 married Brian Blitz L’00 on Jan. 15, 2006, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. Though their time at Penn overlapped by several years, while she was an undergraduate and he was in law school, they did not meet until they were introduced by a mutual friend in 2003. Alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaids Nancy Brim W’00, Dr. Nicole Serle C’00, and Dr. Rachel Menaged C’00. Other alumni attending included Alexandra Lumiere C’00, Amanda Schaffer C’99, Cynthia Liebman C’00, Melissa Gluck C’00, Stephanie Cooperman C’00, Susan Lutinger C’01, Dr. Meredith Lazar-Antman C’01, James Nicoll L’01, John Carney L’00, Victor Stojanow L’00, Oscar Del-Cid L’00, William Millis L’00, and Michael Klimpl C’69. Yana and Brian enjoyed a two-week honeymoon in Australia. They live in New York, where she is in her second year of psychiatry residency at the NYU School of Medicine and he is a seventh-year associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Robyn Browdy EAS’00 W’00 married John Boschetti EAS’00 on Nov. 11 at the Woodcrest Club in Syosset, N.Y. Alumni in the bridal party included his brothers Brian Boschetti EAS’02 and Eric Boschetti C’05, and David Levine C’00 and Melanie Abramsohn Levine W’00, Samantha Shevins Chalson W’00, Carly Brooks C’00, Elizabeth Rosenthal Traub C’00, and Jennifer Press EAS’00 W’00. John and Robyn celebrated their honeymoon in Costa Rica, and returned to Manhattan, where they both work in finance. He is a senior analyst covering media stocks at Circle T Partners and she is a vice president at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, where she focuses on retail and consumer products. Both would love to hear from Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and at <email@example.com>.
Jamie Cohen C’00 married Daniel Zinn on Sept. 9 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. Members of the wedding party included Jodi Schiffman C’00, Lindsay Faber Chiat C’00, Ali Olshewitz Heller C’00, Laura Rosenberg Hosid C’00, Amanda Jacobson C’00, Cortney Nemeroff Peretz W’00, and Laurie Schenkel C’00. Other alumni attending included Rachel Markowitz C’00, Emily Johnson C’00, David Peretz W’01, Pamela Ritter Goldman W’00 L’05 and Daniel Goldman C’00, Michael Chiat C’00, Joseph Heller C’04, Jeffrey Hoffner W’00, Matthew Chait C’00, Elena Guttenplan Ridloff C’01 and Michael Ridloff W’00. Jamie works in human resources for AIG in Manhattan, while pursuing her master’s in human-resources management at NYU. She can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Christopher Ochs W’00 see Denise Valukonis C’99.
Susan Scultore W’00 and Stephen Ross are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 28 at the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan. Included in the wedding party were Melissa Audette EAS’00, Jessie Beller C’00, and Elizabeth Hamme Gauvin EAS’00 GEd’01. Also joining in the celebration were alumni Scott Calidas EAS’00 W’00, Robert Ledger EAS’00, Mya Levy C’03 GGS’05, Gerardo Mendez W’00, Julian Millikan EAS’00 W’00, Richard Stavert W’00, Matthew Luth C’00 W’00, Frank Sturniolo EAS’00, Monica Cheriyan C’00, Julia Gottlieb C’03, William Ebert C’03 and Catherine Smith Ebert C’03 GAr’08, Johnny Korn W’01, Jennifer Creed C’01, and Devu Gandhi EAS’00 W’00. Susan and Stephen honeymooned in Morocco; they currently live in New York.
Michael Silver C’00 and Stacey Spechler were married on Aug. 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, Washington. His groomsmen included Jonathan Austrian C’00, Mark Palatucci EAS’00, and Lou Kolman EAS’00. The bridesmaids included Tiffany Chiat Haim D’05. Other alumni present included Zac Costello C’01, Anthony Gill C’01, and Rob Levy C’03 EAS’03. For their honeymoon, Mike and Stacey spent nearly two weeks exploring Kauai and Maui in Hawaii. They live in Washington, where he is a practicing real estate attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and she works is an occupational therapist at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. They can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Melanie Catrickes Tsarouhis C’00 GEd’03 married Demetrios Tsarouhis on Oct. 2, 2005, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, Pa. Alumni in the wedding party included her mother Pauline Lacas Catrickes CW’75, her brother Frank Catrickes W’98, her sister Maria Catrickes C’03 G’06, Maria Kalogredis Weede L’02, Susan Straut GEd’03, and Rina Patel GEd’03. Other alumni attending the reception at the Springfield Country Club were her great-uncle Constantine Machikas W’49, Steven Catricks GEE’85, Dr. Maria Borden Limberakis CW’75 and Dr. Anthony Limberakis C’75 G’75, Dr. Cary Limberakis C’73 D’78, Shawn Weede L’02, Dr. Athan Gerovasiliou V’00, Paul Mattis G’73, Heather d’Aubermont Gabell C’00 and Boyden R. Gabell L’00, Peter Skoutelas GEng’06, Brittany Machikas C’07, and Jaclyn Limberakis C’08. Melanie and Demetrios enjoyed a honeymoon in Barbados. They live in Valley Forge; she teaches English, social studies, and science at TE Middle School (which she had attended), and he practices law in the Lehigh Valley.
Sarah Youdovin C’00 married Dr. Mark Burstein C’99 on Sept. 10 at the Pearl River Hilton in Pearl River, N.Y. Alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaids Nili Doft C’00 W’00 and Sandi Apfeldorf Sack C’00, best man David Burstein C’03, groomsmen Brian Moore W’99, Alex Kaplan C’99, and Stephen Helfeld W’99, and ketubah witness Adam Goldstein C’99. Other friends and family attending included David Babad C’99, Hollie Evans Bialek C’98, Marc Chodock EAS’00 W’00, Lindsay Corbett C’00 (who sent in this note), Dr. Richard B. Cornfield C’64 M’68 GM’72, Ashlee Dunston C’00, Rebecca Ellin C’00, Aaron Fidler W’00, David Goldberger C’00 W’00, Dr. Eric Golding C’00, Mimi Greenberg C’86 W’86, Norman Greenberg W’58, Steven Greenberg C’85 ME’85 and Pamela Moulton W’85, Daniel Hammerman GAr’08, Dr. Mark Kroll M’72, Dr. Steven Parnes M’73, Janet Borrello Peppard C’00, Randi Spinner C’01, Daniel Stein C’98, Keith Sutter W’01, and Michael Tu W’00 and Savitri Vilassakdanont Tu C’00. Sarah and Mark honeymooned in Hawaii. They currently live in Albany, N.Y., where he is completing his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Albany Medical Center and she is completing her master’s in public health at SUNY Albany. She is also a project leader for Bridges to Excellence, a national healthcare pay-for-performance organization.
Ivan E. Espinoza-Madrigal C’01, currently a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in September will join the litigation department of the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He has accepted a fellowship provided by that firm and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Bret Binder C’01 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Conrad, O’Brien, Gellman & Rohn, PC, as an associate; he specializes in complex commercial litigation.
Shiri Steindel Friedman C’01 married Joshua Friedman on April 2, 2006; they met in the spring of 2004 at the Manhattan apartment of Noah Chinitz EAS’02. They are spending their honeymoon year in Karmiel, Israel; she volunteers at a small-business incubator, helping local businesses recover from last summer’s war, while he trains for the Israeli road-cycling championship. This summer they will move to New Haven, where Shiri will pursue an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Wedding guests included Carrie Rieger C’01, Mike Brownlie C’01, Kim Kabnick C’01 L’04, Lauren Weiss C’01, Dave Aviram C’01, Ronnie Quain EAS’01 M’07, Gentry Klein W’01, Brooke Anthony C’01, Beth Cutler C’01, Gregg Molander C’01, Simon Brief C’04, Mark Mezrich C’02, Noah Chinitz and Ella S. Chinitz C’03, Cheryl Isaac C’03, Jordan Rosenberg C’03, Ariel Glasner C’01 W’01, and Elana Rosenberg C’00 W’00.
J. John Lee C’01 EAS’01 L’05 and Elise D. Colella C’05 W’05 became engaged on Sept. 17, just outside the village of San Sano in Tuscany. They will wed in Seattle, on Sunday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend). He is an associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, but will take leave to serve as a clerk to Chief Judge Paul R. Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Elise is a consultant for IBM Global Business Services in Washington.
Erica Leskovsky C’01 married John Messina on Sept. 16 in Chicago; the ceremony and reception were held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Those attending included Erica’s father, Stephen Leskovsky W’63, Jennifer Abrams W’01, and Kate Reed Nu’01. Erica and John live in Chicago, where she works in funds management for Macquarie Real Estate Inc., and he is an associate for Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Kelly McKenzie C’01 W’01 married Scott Greenberg C’01 W’01 on June 4 in Wyndmoor, Pa. Many old friends from Penn attended: Charity Fox C’01 GGS’04, Patty Walshaw C’01, Matt Stoloff C’01 and Melissa Kaufman Stoloff W’01, Orin Bloch C’01 EAS’01, Jon Weinstock EAS’00, Joonhyun Kyung W’01, Chris Suh C’02 W’02, Samuel Zeller C’01 and Cory Reynolds Zeller C’00, Sarah Murray C’00, Meghan Coles W’01, and Keith Largay W’00. Scott and Kelly live in Wayne, N.J.; she is an associate marketing manager on Aquafina at Pepsi, and he recently finished his MBA at Harvard Business School and now works in business development at Celegene.
Teddy Swigert C’01 and Lauren Rothstein C’01 are happy to announce their engagement: He proposed to her on Oct. 12 at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Funny enough, they met while performing in Mask & Wig and Bloomers, respectively. He is in his second year at UCLA Law and she represents screenwriters and directors as a literary manager at Industry Entertainment. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Cam Winton C’01 married Emily Pryor on Sept. 16 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. Representing Penn were best man Jeb Winton C’03, Randy Winton WG’76, Julie Winton WG’76, Martha Everett C’01, Ariel Glasner C’01 W’01, Greg Knaddison W’01, Theo LeCompte EAS’01, Ron Lin C’01 EAS’01, Cam’s cousin Courtney Metz C’04, Anne Nicolaysen C’02, Lori Uscher Pines C’01, and Kate Twist C’02. Emily is a law student at the University of Minnesota; Cam, who graduated from Georgetown Law last May, is a litigation associate with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in Minneapolis.
Rebecca Davidson C’02 married Daniel Zipp on Nov. 19 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. The bridal party included Sara Danish C’03, Lara Bonner C’03, Winnie So Sbar C’02, and groomsman Jeff Berman C’02. Also attending the wedding were Jay Wang C’03, David Danish W’00, Christina Verigan C’02 GEd’04, Adam Gordon C’03, and Steven Sbar EAS’02. Becky and Daniel honeymooned in St. Lucia before returning to their home in Manhattan; she is a third-year law student at NYU, and he is an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Ashley Braden C’03 is excited to announce her engagement to David Krauss; he proposed on New Year’s Eve 2005, while they were away for the weekend at a B&B in Vermont. The wedding is planned for June 30 at the Cranwell Resort & Spa in Lenox, Mass. She is the daughter of Diane and Dr. Gregory Braden GM’81. Ashley and David met while working at Goldman Sachs in New York; she is an associate in the money-market portfolio-management group and he is a vice president in the risk-management group. They plan to honeymoon in Hawaii following the wedding.
Samantha Gaiber C’03 married Nathan Matlin on Aug. 12 in San Diego. They were joined by family and friends, including Janet Temko C’03 (who sent in this note), Peri Schultz C’03, Lauren Gross C’03, Rachel Moser C’03, Lauren Tarantino C’03, Amanda Sadacca C’03, Lucia Lifschitz C’03, Josh Zelig C’03, and Mike Hartman L’08. Sam and Nate met in elementary school, and currently live in Washington.
Erica Fisher C’03 and Steven Battle EE’03 are planning their wedding for September in New York at the Pegasus Suite at The Rainbow Roommarking seven years together since meeting at Penn. The best man will be Steven’s twin brother, Robert Battle EAS’03, and Santosh Vardhana C’02 will be a groomsman. Steven obtained his master’s in microelectronic circuits from Columbia University, and is now designing computer processors for IBM. Erica acquired a master’s from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and has accepted a position at the Philadelphia Museum of Art working on exhibitions in their Modern and Contemporary Art department. They live in New York, despite their respective commutes, and they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> by any alumni that wish to catch up.”
Lara Hoffman G’03 GPU’03 spent last summer working on human-rights cases (homelessness legal policy, especially former foster youth) with Paul Hoffman, the former director of ACLU Southern California, and with Paul Freese, director of litigation and advocacy at Public Counsel; this was funded by the law firm Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP.
Judah Lebow C’03 and Kelila Jaffe C’03 are happy to announce their engagement. No date has yet been set. They live in Honolulu, where he is an environmental scientist and she teaches archaeology and anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Pacific University.
Mark Levitch G’03 Gr’07 wrote Panthéon de la Guerre: Reconfiguring a Panorama of the Great War, which was published last year by the University of Missouri Press. The Panthéon is a very large panorama, that is now in Kansas City, Mo.
Piper Julie Silverman C’03 G’03 married Kevin M. Hughes on Sept. 3 at the Rincon Beach Club in Santa Barbara, Calif. Alumni attending included her father, Joel M. Silverman W’69, and uncle Stanley L. Silverman W’64. The bridal party included Kelila Jaffe C’03, Judah Lebow C’03, and Sarah L. Thompson C’03. Other alumni present included Katherine L. Peer C’03 and Stuart J. Holzer C’69. Piper and Kevin are enjoying their new life in North Carolina.
Steve Ressler G’04, Washington, was on the cover of Federal Computer Week magazine (Oct. 9 issue) as he had received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes future leaders in federal IT service. This was for his work as an IT auditor for the Department of Homeland Security and as co-founder of Young Government Leaders (www.youngovernmentleaders.org), a professional organization for young federal employees. He lives in Washington, and would love to hear from any fellow Quakers at <email@example.com>.
Richard Tran C’04 is studying at the Penn State College of Medicine, due to graduate in 2010.
Elise D. Colella C’05 W’05 see J. John Lee C’01 EAS’01 L’05.
Maria DiDonato C’05 is teaching junior-high math at St. Gall School in Chicago; as part of Inner-City Teaching Corps, a two-year service program of college graduates who serve in the city’s Roman Catholic school system.
Elizabeth Howell C’06 is teaching English in China’s Hunan province as a member of WorldTeach, based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
Melody Joy Kramer C’06 writes, “I recently came in first place in the NPR Bakeoff for my Saturday Night Live-themed ‘Schwetty Balls.’ I won a spatula and some pancake mix. I am very excited to add this bit of trivia to my resumé.”
Jenna Markoff C’06 is teaching first-grade students at Visitation School in Chicago; as part of Inner-City Teaching Corps, a two-year service program of college graduates who serve in the city’s Roman Catholic school system.
Justin Markle WG’06 see Neha Champaneria W’99 WG’06.