Sidney Epstein W’35 lives in Bangor, Maine, but spends winters in West Palm Beach. He remains active in his commercial real estate and theater businesses, which are now operated by his daughter Carol Epstein CW’75. Sid would like to hear from classmates or SAM fraternity brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 947-6737.
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51 Amaranth Roslyn Ehrenhalt FA’51,www.amaranthehrenhalt.com, has a solo show until April 23 at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in Manhattan.
55 Dr. Walter M. Bortz ll M’55 writes, “I celebrate 50 years at the workbench of medicine, with a primary allegiance to geriatrics within my home base of Stanford University Medical Center. They have overflowed with gratification. A busy clinical practice, service as president of the American Geriatrics Society, author of over 100 refereed research papers, and now author of my seventh book, my magnus opus, Next Medicine (Oxford University Press), and finisher of 40 consecutive marathons, including Boston 2010. No slowing down allowed.”
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56Alan Kline W’56 writes, “In 2009, I was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. I was city champ in the 100 yd. and low hurdles for Central High. I was Heptagonal (Ivy League and Army and Navy) indoor champ in 1954, 2nd in the Penn Relays 100 in 1955, and a consistent scorer in many meets. I also scored some touchdowns for the sprint football team in my senior year.”
57 Mike Eigen C’57 has written his 18th book, Eigen in Seoul vol. 1: Madness and Murder (published by Karnac Books), about an 18-hour seminar he gave in Seoul in 2007. He plans to give his second seminar on Kabbalah and psychoanalysis in April for the New York University contemplative-studies group.
58 Dr. Michael Lewis C’58 Gr’62 is the University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J. Last year he was a visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome for the month of May, and in July he spoke to the International Society for Gesture Studies.
Joseph W. Johnson W’62 recently retired as chair of the East Carolina Community Development, Inc., a not-for-profit for developing affordable, multi-family, and senior housing in the area; in the past 10 years, they have developed over 800 units of such housing.
64Joel A. Brotman W’64, the Northeast regional sales manager for the wholesale and correspondent division of the home-mortgage unit of U.S. Bank in Bedford, Ohio, has been named a vice president; he has been with the bank since 2001. He is also a member of the board and a past president of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, a past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey and the Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association, and a former member of the board of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America; he received its certified mortgage banker designation in 1985. He lives in Gates Mills, Ohio, with his wife, Vivienne, and enjoys playing lead alto sax with the Prime Time Big Band.
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66Robert W. Keidel WG’66 Gr’79 is clinical professor of management at Drexel University. He wrote The Geometry of Strategy: Concepts for Strategic Management; his fourth book, it was published by Routledge last year.
67Marc Fleischaker W’67, chair emeritus of the Washington-based law firm of Arent Fox LLP, has been chair of the National Health Law Program, a not-for-profit law firm that “seeks to improve healthcare for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.”
Michael Sales W’67, co-founder of Art of the Future, has co-written Life Sustaining Organizations—A Design Guide, which shows “how to use the structural-dynamics process to nurture organizations as living systems that care about their ability to sustain the vitality, well-being and healthy functioning of themselves, their people, and the natural environment.”
Dr. Novera Herbert Spector Gr’67 has been selected for the “Living History” series of the American Physiological Society. This was for “his five careers, his election to the CCNY Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, his election to the USA Fencing Hall of Fame, and his many achievements and honors in the worlds of civil rights, union organizing, and his multiple awards and honors in research and teaching of physiology, immunology, and neurosciences.”
Dr. Eric R. White GEd’67 GrEd’75 is executive director of undergraduate studies and associate dean for advising at Penn State University. He recently wrote “Discover House: A living-learning community for first-year students,” that appeared last year in Organizing for student success: the university college model (University of South Carolina), and a monograph chapter in Scholarly Inquiry in Academic Advising (2010).
69Dr. Alan J. Gelenberg M’69 GM’73, last November became chair of psychiatry at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Since 1987, he has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
70Timothy J. Carson W’70 of the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP recently participated at the invitation of the US Treasury Department in the “US-India Economic and Financial Partnership Roundtable,” held in Washington, that focused on ways for India to develop and finance its public infrastructure.
Dr. Georgia R. Sadler NTS’70 Nu’72 WG’73 is a clinical professor of surgery and associate director of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, where she directs its community-outreach program. She has been selected to chair a National Cancer Institute’s section group that reviews study submissions.
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71John Charnay C’71 has been appointed director of development and communications for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles, which “champions the interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the dependency-court system.” Previously, he was director of major and planned gifts for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.
Dennis E. Gale GCP’71 was the founding director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. “I am now a Rutgers emeritus professor and live in Burlingame, Calif. I’m also a lecturer at Stanford University, in its urban-studies program. Over my career I wrote four books and several scholarly articles, my specialization being urban revitalization. In semi-retirement I write, play bluegrass music on the banjo and guitar, and cycle California’s bike trails.”
Robert Geismar C’71 writes, “After living 35 years in London, I remain busy and fulfilled. I gave up a full-time career some years ago to downscale and devote myself now to studies, mainly perfecting my French and Spanish, charity work (including having served for some years on the local Penn secondary-schools committee), and travel. With my eldest anthropologist daughter (with my three-year-old granddaughter) teaching at NYU, I’m once a year back in New York, but generally my travels take me the other direction. I recently returned from India where I was privileged to see amongst other things one of the last tigers in the wild.”
73Barbara Landy Julis CW’73 GEd’73 and Jeffrey Julis C’73 are excited to announce the birth of their granddaughter Talia Mae Julis on Dec. 3. Rachel Julis C’04 is the proud aunt.
James Schiffer C’73, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY New Paltz, edited Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, which was published by Routledge last December.
74Anthony S. Bartolomeo CE’74, president and CEO of Pennoni Associates, an engineering, design, and consulting firm in Philadelphia, served on the transportation and infrastructure committee for the transition of the new Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Anthony is also chair of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and is a founding board member of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative.
H. Ronald Klasko L’74, the founding partner of the immigration-law firm of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, last winter spoke at a Pennsylvania Bar’s annual Real Estate Institute on the EB-5 Visa program.
75Dr Susan B. Dickey Nu’75 GNu’80 Gr’92 is associate professor of nursing at Temple University. She served for two terms on the advisory committee on ethics and human rights of the American Nurses’ Association, chairing it 2004-06. She recently served on its end-of-life subcommittee, which produced a new position statement, Expert Care and Counseling at the End of Life, that was approved last June.
Judith Bernstein-Baker SW’75 will be honored in April by the board of HIAS [the Jewish immigration service] and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia. As executive director, she enlarged its refugee-resettlement program to assist diverse refugee groups, and its legal services developed initiatives to assist Haitians, unaccompanied minors, and victims of interpersonal violence.
Rebecca Randolph McBride Gr’75,email@example.com, announces the publication of her book, Traveling Between the Lines: Europe in 1938, which is based on a journal of a trip her parents made that year.
Barbara Ross CW’75 wrote her first mystery novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman, which was published last year by Five Star/Gale/Cengage. Recently the chief operating officer for an educational-technology company, she is now writing fiction full-time, and was recently named as a co-editor/co-publisher at Level Best Books, which publishes an anthology of short stories every November. The 2010 edition, Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers, contains her story “Key West,” which received recognition for the Al Blanchard Award, presented by the New England Chapters of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Michael P. Malloy L’76, a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific’s law school, last November spoke on “Wounded Tigers: Responses to Financial Crisis in a Permeable World” to the Irish Association of Law Teachers.
77Laura Furst Jacobs ChE’77 EE’77 GEng’78 Gr’82 and Avrom Jacobs SW’76 attended the August wedding in Jerusalem of their daughter, Kayla, to Chaim Kutnicki. “It was a tiny affair—27 people—but utterly joyous. Bride and groom graduated from MIT, but there was a Penn connection: our new son-in-law was in a Penn summer high-school program with our son, Gilad, so we first met him as a teenager. We happily live in Boston and are principles in NormaTec, which manufactures medical equipment for peripheral vascular diseases such as non-healing diabetic wounds and post-mastectomy lymphedema. Our current excitement is the NIH research grant we recently received to study using the device to actually reverse diabetic peripheral neuropathy.”
Louise Shelley Gr’77 is director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center and a professor of public policy at George Mason University. She wrote Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, which was published by the Cambridge University Press last year. It examines “all forms of human trafficking globally, revealing the operations of the trafficking business and the nature of the traffickers themselves … [and] concludes that human trafficking will grow in the 21st century.”
78Dr. Murillo Mangubat GM’78, a founding partner of Delaware Valley Urology, LLC., based in Marlton, N.J., has retired.
79Dr. Ron Mersky CE’79 GCE’80 Gr’85 is associate professor of civil engineering at Widener University, where he is also director of engineering outreach and recruitment, faculty adviser to the Hillel, and editor of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. He received “certification by eminence” as a board-certified environmental engineer from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Stuart J. Sigman ASC’79 Gr’82 is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo. He writes that he and colleagues recently received a grant totaling $1.97M from the strengthening-institutions program of the US Department of Education, to support a five-year initiative to revise the undergraduate curriculum and design a student-success center.
81Harley W. Bartlett C’81 painted the official portrait of the outgoing Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri; it was unveiled on Dec. 30 at a ceremony at the State House. Harley maintains a studio in Cranston, and his paintings may be viewed on his website Bartlettfineart.com.
Dr. Susan P. Gilbert Gr’81, Waretown, N.J., has recently been appointed as dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton. Previously, she was executive director and associate dean of MBA programs at Rutgers University in Newark.
Sharon Hernes Silverman C’81 has a new book out: Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting, published by Stackpole Books. She and her husband, Alan B. Silverman W’81, an IT professional, live in West Chester, Pa., with their two teenage sons. Friends are welcome to get in touch via www.SharonSilverman.com.
82Zenos Frudakis FA’82 GFA’83,www.zenosfrudakis.com, created a bronze bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was unveiled last November inMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Chester, Pa.
84Fifi Greenberg W’84, Nantucket, last summer was elected Honorary Mayor of Nantucket. She is advertising director and socialite photographer for N, the Nantucket Magazine.
Sara Hertz C’84, Ambler, Pa., last November was appointed vice president for strategic initiatives at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Previously, she was vice president of development at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Harlan M. Sands W’84 has been promoted to vice provost for administration and quality improvement at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; he had been head of student affairs there.
85Gregory Acevedo C’85 GEd’87 was granted tenure by Fordham University and promoted to associate professor of social work.
Carlos J. Deupi W’85 is a corporate lawyer at the firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP in Miami; recently, he was elected chair of the Miami Finance Forum, a local trade association of investment and finance professionals.
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86Paul Kornman EAS’86 and Sharone F. Kornman C’86 live in West Hartford, Conn., with their children, Jacob, Isabel, and Joey. Paul is a computer programmer and Sharone practices law part-time. They “happily report that Jacob will attend Penn in 2011 and look forward to many Penn visits in the next four years.”
87Barbara Goudarzi Nu’87, an orthopaedics staff nurse at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, wrote, “I ran in the Marine Corps Marathon (10K) held here in Washington on Oct. 31 in memory of Dr. John Pryor GM’01, the former chief of the trauma service at HUP who was killed in Iraq on Christmas Day 2008 (see www.upenn.edu/gazette/0309/gaz08.html). I am committed to participate in the marathon every year to remember him. I finished in the top 35 for my age group for women.”
Dr. Michael Kalata C’87, director of noninvasive cardiology at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, Mich.; he recently was named “Physician of the Year” there.
Kelly Wallace W’87 last June became chief correspondent for the iVillage media range; owned by NBCUniversal it focuses on women. Previously, she has been with CBS: she reported for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, and CBSNews.com, and was a substitute anchor for the Weekend Evening News. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.
88Lori Freudenberger C’88 married Richard Nelson on Nov. 27 at the University Club in New York. Penn friends there to help them celebrate included Alissa Makower C’88, Judith Lobel C’88, Susan Witkoff Stein C’88, Hope Zatz Suttin C’88, Adam Suttin W’89, Jeremy Steindecker C’88, Beth Mantz Steindecker C’94, and Diane Jackier C’95. Lori and Richard live in Montville, N.J.; he is president of Caritronics, Inc., and she can be reached at LoriJF2@aol.com.
Karen W. Perlmutter C’88 and Neil H. Koffler EAS’88 W’88 proudly share that their oldest daughter, Abigail, is a member of Penn’s newly admitted Class of 2015. Her grandfather, Jerome A. Perlmutter W’62 joins the family in celebration. Abigail will enroll in the College, after she graduates from Townsend Harris High School in Queens, N.Y.
90Sharon Rubin Monsour C’90 writes, “My husband, Michael, and I had a baby girl! Jennifer Lily Monsour was born on Dec. 16, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. She provides a certain amount of fascination to big brother Daniel (two). We live in Norfolk, Va., and I am enjoying being a full-time mom these days.”
Joel Nied C’90, a partner in the corporate section of the law firm of Williams Mullen in Virginia Beach, has been named co-chair of its long-term-care-industry service group.
Sharon Pestka C’90 and Ned Rudnitzky C’91 are “psyched to announce the birth of their groovy daughters, Maya Rose and Leela Bee, on their maternal grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, June 19. They were eagerly awaited by proud grandfather Sidney Pestka M’61 and hip brother Steven Pestka C’95 M’00. We live in Haydenville in beautiful western Massachusetts. Ned is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Tufts University Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Sharon, who for 10+ years helped grassroots organize River Valley Market, a 15,000 sqft food co-op, into being in Northampton, is enjoying the new challenges of being a full-time mom.”
Adam Ciongoli C’90 is the general counsel for Willis Group Holdings, Ltd., the global insurance brokerage. He was featured in an article in The New York Times (Dec. 14), as he was appointed by the US Supreme Court to argue “an orphan position,” a case before it when “neither the prosecution nor the defense was willing to support a particularly harsh sentencing decision” of a federal appeals court.
Chris Kager C’90 M’94 and Stephanie Ralph Kager C’89 have “lived in Lancaster, Pa., for the past nine years. He is a neurosurgeon in private practice and she is a pediatrician (currently retired). We still have six children and an even larger collection of animals. We make it into Philadelphia a few times a year, and expect more frequent trips after hearing that our oldest child (Emily) has been accepted to Penn (Early Decision), and will enroll in the College next fall. We now officially feel old.”
Tina R. Makoulian C’90 is co-partner-in-charge of the zoning and land-use group of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP. In November, she was elected to the 2011 board of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network; she has been president of CREW Philadelphia.
92Michelle Fenton Hellbusch C’92 and her husband, Jon Hellbusch, proudly announce the birth of their second daughter, Sage Grace Hellbusch, on Nov. 16, weighing 9 lbs. “Her big sister Morgan, now two, loves showing books to her little sister. Both Sage and Morgan are delighted to have Jonell Brown W’92 as their godmother. I am writing a book about work/life balance as I juggle raising a family, taking care of my two Shih Tzu’s, and resuming my entertainment-law career. I am also vice president of membership for PennNYC, so if you live in New York and would like to connect with alumni, please check out www.pennnyc.org. We live in New York and would love to hear from old friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Ethan Torrey C’92 has been named a partner in the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP; he specializes in complex business litigation, primarily insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes.
Amy Carolyn Wruble C’92 and David Lepes are thrilled to welcome their daughter, Vivien Jane, born on Jan. 3 in Los Angeles.
93Dr. Brian P. Brooks Gr’93 M’93, director of the Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, is also principal investigator for the National Ophthalmic Disease Genotyping and Phenotyping Network and senior ophthalmic consultant for the NIH undiagnosed-diseases program. Last year he received the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research on uveal coloboma, a congenital disease that accounts for 10% of childhood blindness.
Harlan E. Levy C’93 has been named government-relations director, West division, for the McDonald’s Corporation. He and his wife, Lucia, and sons, Gabriel and Jonathan, moved to Phoenix, Ariz. from Oregon City; he has been chief executive officer of the Oregon branch of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. He is a son of Dr. Morton H. Levy D’56.
Brian C. Newberry C’93 writes, “After being re-elected to my seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in November with 66% of the vote, my GOP colleagues elected me Minority Whip, the second-ranking position in the Republican leadership. If anyone is in R.I. or passing through and would like a tour of the state house, please feel free to look me up.”
94Kenneth Baer C’94 and Caron Gremont are please to announce the birth of their son, Oren Micah on Dec. 5. Oren joins his big sister Avital at their home in Bethesda, Md. Caron is a vice president at Porter Novelli, Inc., and Ken is the associate director of communications and strategic planning at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Brian Flumen EAS’94 and his wife, Barbara, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Miranda on Nov. 2; she joined big brother Jesse (2 1/2) and big sister Eila (six).
Samantha Kleier Forbes C’94 see Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern C’98.
Ashlee Stokes Goodman C’94 writes, “Sorry I missed everyone at our 15th Reunion in 2009. I was on the planning committee and would have been there—but I ended up in the maternity ward a week early. My husband, Ben, and I were welcoming our first child, Elena Kent, while you guys were busy reminiscing and toasting to Dear Old Penn. Her middle name is in memory of my father, Dr. Kenton Stokes V’68. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our 20th Reunion!”
Brad R. Newberg C’94 W’94 L’97 has joined Reed Smith LLP as a partner in its firm-wide intellectual-property group and is based in its Falls Church office. Previously, he was senior counsel in the northern Virginia office of Holland & Knight.
Miguel E. Rodriguez C’94 L’99 and his wife, Traci, are very excited to announce the birth of Miguel Leo Rodriguez on Oct. 28, weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz., and measuring 19 1/2inches tall. Mom, Dad, big sister Eliana, and Leo are all healthy and doing great. Miguel is currently a deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of State.
95Robyn C. Quattrone C’95, in January became a partner in the Washington law firm BuckleySandler LLP; she specializes in litigation and enforcement work before various federal and state agencies and white-collar criminal matters. She would love to hear from former classmates at Robyn98@verizon.net.
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96Lauri Kleinstein Friedman C’96 and Michael L. Friedman W’99 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Wallace Friedman, on Dec. 29; she was 6 lbs. 11 oz., and 19 inches long. They live in Providence, R.I. She and her big brothers Matthew and Eric all hope to be Penn Quakers someday.
Steven Pizzo GEx’96 writes, “We had child No. 4 since I graduated from Penn: we now have two in college, one in high school, and one in second grade. Last winter I received the Army’s Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for a ‘life saving’ system that has become the most mass-produced system of its kind in US history. The innovation and management skills from my masters program played a key role in the development of this breakthrough technology. For the past seven years I have been senior engineer in the information and network operations division in the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.”
Rebecca Raphael C’96 and Eric Feuerstein welcomed their son, Jacob Raphael Feuerstein, into the world on Aug. 19 in New York.
Sandy Rapkin Roth W’96 and her husband, Eric, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Emily on June 18; she weighed just under 7 lbs. and measured 19 inches long. “Emily has been busy providing mom, dad, and dog Kibbles with hours of entertainment. Great-grandmom Edythe Rapkin CW’38 and all of Emily’s other relatives are thrilled to welcome her to the family.” 97Jeffrey M. Berman C’97 in January was elected partner in the corporate-finance group of the New York law firm of Seward & Kissel LLP. With the firm since 2000, he specializes in corporate finance and asset securitization.
Jenny Bilenker C’97 writes, “My husband, Josh, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Asher Reed Greenberg, on June 18 in New York. He saves his biggest smiles for his adoring big sister Tess (three). We’re still living in Brooklyn, where I continue to stay at home full time with the kids; Josh recently joined the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as program director for digital technology and dissemination of knowledge. I’d love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.”
Vanessa Eisemann C’97 and her spouse, Catherine Whiting, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Sarah Whiting-Eisemann, on Oct. 28. Their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Benjamin, adores his baby sister, too. The family moved from San Francisco to Kensington, Md., (just outside Washington) last summer and has been enjoying life back on the East Coast.
Donna Gottardi GEd’97 is “thrilled to announce the publication of my first book, Raining Cats and Rats, which describes my time as a foreign expert/teacher educator in China’s Far Northeast. I continue to teach sociology at Rutgers, Drexel, and St. Joseph’s universities.”
Paige Greenlee C’97 has been appointed chair of the continuing legal education committee of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.
Jessica Salzman Sullum C’97 writes, “I am thrilled to introduce the launch of my new stationery business, JJS Impressions. My goal is to ‘capture your personality on paper,’ and in the process, help you select and acquire your personal and business stationery products. I will personally assist all of my clients from start to finish, inclusive of fine-tuning your stationery selection, providing detailed estimates, reviewing proofs, advising on invitation etiquette and tracking your order. Products I offer include birth announcements, personalized stationery for children and adults, party invitations, business stationery and much more. Please visit www.jjsimpressions.com and do not hesitate to contact me there or at (646) 339-1826.”
98Beth Davis C’98 married Christopher Ehresman on Oct. 10 at the Cheekwood Fine Arts Center and Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tenn. Alumni who helped celebrate included her mother, Paula Solomon Kholos CW’70, her brother Craig Davis C’94, her aunt Edie Solomon Rau CW’75, and her stepbrother Philip Kholos W’93. Among friends attending were Larry Lubow C’67, Gregg Carey EAS’99, Andrew de Lemos C’98 M’04, Genevieve Fitzgerald de Lemos C’98, Jennifer Wigman Feinberg C’98, Elizabeth Haytmanek C’98, Mark Lubow C’98, Sharon Weinzimer Mantel C’98, Jill Cooper Schulmann C’98, and Alicia Starkman C’98. Christopher ran a half-marathon that morning, and the wedding party included his and Beth’s dog Augusta. They live in Chicago, where Beth is an attorney for Kaplan Higher Education and Chris recently graduated from law school.
Dr. Owen Garrick WG’98, chief operating officer of Bridge Clinical Research in Oakland, Calif., in June becomes president of the American Medical Association Foundation; he has served on the board since 2004.
Samantha Cohen Greenberg W’98 and her husband, Jason Greenberg, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose Greenberg, on Nov. 12; they live in New York, with her big brother Jack (two). Samantha is a vice president on the investment team at Paulson & Co. Inc. and Jason is a managing director in technology investment banking at Credit Suisse.
Michael Kahn C’98, an attorney in the intellectual-property litigation practice of the New York law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP, has been promoted to partner.
Jessica Kendall C’98 and her husband, Kevin Footer, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Justine, on Oct. 17, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz, and 18 inches long. She joined big brother, Jacob, “who is still deciding what to make of it all.” Jessie and Kevin live in the DC area, where she is an attorney.
Amy Kroll Cardillo C’98 writes, “My husband, Paul Cardillo, and I are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter and first child, Fiona Pearl, on Dec. 3; she weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz., and measured 19 inches long. We live in Chelsea in New York. What a fantastic early Christmas present!”
Cyrus Massoumi W’98 is the founding CEO of ZocDoc, which “helps users locate and book medical and dental appointments online in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, with more cities coming soon.” Recently, Crain’s New York Business announced the company as the top place to work in the city for 2010.
Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern C’98 writes, “My sister Samantha Kleier Forbes C’94 and our family are starring in a hit show on HGTV called Selling New York, about our family business of selling New York real estate. We enjoyed the great feature on our friend Todd Lieberman C’95 a couple of months back [“The Producer,” Alumni Profiles, May|June, 2010].”
Aaron Rubin C’98 G’99 and his wife, Kimberly, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Samuel David, on Dec. 3. They live in State College, Pa., where both Aaron and Kim teach at Penn State University.
99Josh Belinfante C’99 has been elected a member of the law firm RobbinsFreed in Atlanta. His practice includes commercial litigation and advising on government and healthcare law. Previously, he was executive counsel to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Matthew Engel W’99 and Ilana Engel are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Rebecca Engel. Big brother Josh helped welcome her into their home. They have relocated out of Manhattan, and have settled down in Port Washington, N.Y.
Michael L. Friedman W’99 see Lauri Kleinstein Friedman C’96. Dr. Jordan Goldstein C’99 married Stephanie Deutch on Nov. 20 at Knollwood Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Other alumni attending were Justin Wellen W’99, Matthew Bender W’99, Tori Katz Bender C’01, Roland Del Cid W’99, Matthew Adler C’99, Abel Aronovitz C’99, and Amy Gross Aronovitz C’98. Jordan and Stephanie honeymooned in London and South Africa. Jordan and Stephanie live in the suburbs of Chicago, where he is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports and shoulder surgery and she works at the advertising firm Two by Four as an account supervisor.
Joshua Goldstein C’99 see Farah Schwartz Goldstein C’01 L’04.
Elizabeth Urban Kuney C’99 and her husband, Aaron, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Caroline Kuney, on Oct. 18; she was 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Caryn Beth Lazaroff W’99 married Matthew Herman on Nov. 13 in Providence, R.I. “Lisa Levine C’99 and Lisa Swartz Topor C’99 were bridesmaids and Emily Eisenstein Rutz C’99 signed the ketubah; Matthew Bender W’99 and Jacob Slosburg W’99 traveled from afar to share in this wonderful simcha.” Caryn and Matthew live in Boston; she is associate director of women’s philanthropy for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and he is an accountant for his bookkeeping business, ABC Bookkeepers.
Robin Grossman Poliakoff C’99 and her husband, Eli, are thrilled to announce the birth of Anna Kate on April 15. “Big sister Sydney (two) couldn’t be more in love with her little sister.” They live in Charleston, S.C., where Robin has a solo practice as an estate planning, probate, and tax attorney (PoliakoffLaw.com) and Eli practices health care law at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough.
00Jerilyn Keit Dressler W’00 and her husband, Scott, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Keiton James, on Aug. 10; he weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz, and was 20 1/2inches long, They live in Philadelphia, where Jerilyn does accounting and consulting for non-profit organizations with Your Part-Time Controller, LLC, and Scott is a professor of economics at Villanova University.
Jennifer Gutierrez C’00 married Eric P. Holowka on Aug. 29. “He is a materials engineer with his PhD from UC Santa Barbara and now works for DuPont. I have my master’s in counseling psychology and work as a research project manager for the Philadelphia Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. We married in Crestwood N.Y., in a Roman Catholic ceremony. My bridesmaids were Cathy LaRocco C’00, Sharmin Hakim C’00, and Rupa Raman C’01; we were joined in spirit, by our friend Kate Raatzs C’00, who was unable to attend, due to her recent marriage! Our reception was at the Tarrytown House and we all had an amazing time.”
Dr. Daniel Maman C’00 and Stacey Harris Maman W’00 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first daughter, Ayla Isabel Maman, on Jan. 2, 2010. They live in Manhattan, where Stacey is a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital, a distressed-debt hedge fund, and Daniel is chief resident in plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Shane Stein C’00 WG’05 writes, “My wife, Tracey, and I are thrilled to welcome our second daughter, Hailey Sara Stein, who was born on Jan. 5 in Dallas; she weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz., and was 18 1/2inches long. She joined her very-happy-to-be-a-big-sister Emma who turns four [this month]. Other alums in Hailey’s family include uncles Kyle Stein C’03 and Reid Stein C’05 WG’11, and cousins Michael Stein C’00, Dana Epstein Stein C’00, Robert Mann W’89 WG’96, and Scott Cohen C’98.”
Shirley Zilberstein C’00 and Jonathan Fisher C’00 G’02 Gr’07 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Julius Vesuvio Fisher, on Aug. 31. They live in New York, where Shirley is a producer at CNN’s Parker Spitzer and Jonathan is a post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
01Tina Wilhelmsson Booth W’01 and husband, Chris Booth, welcomed their second baby, Samuel Per Alan, on May 20. He joined big sister Eleanor, who is now four. They live in Chula Vista, Calif., and Tina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zach Bornstein W’01 and Beth Bornstein W’02 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Charles, on Nov. 17, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz., and measuring 20 inches long. Zach and Beth have recently relocated to New York City from London. They look forward to Sammy joining the Penn Class of 2033.
Susanna Mock Brown C’01 WG’08 and Drew Brown W’02 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Cole Anderson Brown, on Aug. 17; he weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz., and measured 21 inches long.
Elizabeth Tabas Carson C’01 and her husband, Todd Carson, and their son, Justin Oliver Carson, last August moved from London to the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. She is a lawyer with Pepper Hamilton.
Nickolas Delikaris C’01 EAS’01 and Kathren Heide Delikaris are overjoyed to welcome their son, William Scott, into the world; he was born on Nov. 30, weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz., and measured 18 inches. He joined his big sister Caraline (20 months) and parents in Summit, N.J.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal C’01 in April will join Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York, where he will litigate civil-rights cases on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, focusing on racial-justice and poverty issues.
Farah Schwartz Goldstein C’01 L’04 and Joshua Goldstein C’99 are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Marli Reese and Aubrey Skye, on Sept. 11; the girls weighed 3 lbs. 9 oz. and 4 lbs. 3 oz. Farah and Josh live in Livingston, N.J., where he is an anesthesiologist at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Ramin Kamali W’01 married Judith Dilamani on Oct. 31 in Huntington, N.Y. They honeymooned in Thailand, and currently live in Great Neck. Katie Strickland Kauachi W’01 and her husband, Mario Kauachi, are “delighted to announce the birth of our son Carlos Boone Kauachi on Sept. 9: we call him Charlie. He loves reading his Penn board book and looks forward to visiting campus and meeting Mommy’s friends at our reunion in May.”
Melisa Kirkup C’01 married Benjamin Blatt on Oct. 23 at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif. Many friends and family celebrated the big day with them, including bridesmaids Kate Collins C’01, Dayna Platt Herz C’01,
Lauren Sokoloff Manton C’01, and Rachel Kreiner Shamash C’01. Other alumni wedding guests included Zachary Costello C’01, Audrey Rosales Train C’01, and Kevin Rodin C’01. Melisa and Ben enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Thailand and Hong Kong. They currently live in Los Angeles, where they both work in marketing at Universal Pictures: she is a media promotions manager and he is a digital marketing director.
Kim Rogoff Silverstein C’01 and Mike Silverstein C’01 are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Sidney Louis Silverstein, on Sept. 23. Kim, Mike, Big Sister Ivy, and Sidney live in Los Angeles.
02Luther Adams Gr’02, associate professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, wrote Way Up North In Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970, which was published by the University of North Carolina Press last year.
Stephen Hart C’02 married Ann-Marie Michocki on Oct. 23 in New York. Penn was well represented: the wedding party included groomsmen Dan Khouri C’03 EAS’03 and Matt Juraska C’02. Many alumni friends helped celebrate, including Hugh Dornbush C’01, Jeff Julien C’02, Lisa Liao W’02, Annie Lai C’02, Joey Persky C’02, Kathy Quinn EAS’04, Serge Barron W’04, Jonas Raab C’03, Raymond Templet W’04, Justin Waluch C’02 W’02, Kate Viner Lester C’02, Anya Lipski Winslow EAS’02 GEng’04 Gr’06, Phil Winslow W’01, and James Zale C’02.
Tamara MacKay Kimler C’02 and her husband, Jeff Kimler, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, James Joseph, on Nov. 7. They live in Stratford, N.J., where she is an instrumental music teacher and orchestra conductor.
Zack Lodmer C’02, founder of Om Shalom Yoga, writes that he has entered it “into a contest called ‘The Next Big Jewish Idea,’ [run by] the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. The response has been quite positive thus far. In addition to being a yoga instructor and a musician, I am a lawyer, [and] have opened my own firm, The Law Offices of Zachary H. Lodmer.” 03Yoonmee Chang G’03 wrote Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship, and the Asian American Ethnic Enclave, which was published recently by Rutgers University Press. Currently I am an assistant professor of English and cultural studies at George Mason University in the D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Va. My research and teaching specialization is Asian American studies.”
Stephen Kossuth EAS’03 married Elizabeth Soltes on Oct. 30 at Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco; the reception was held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Union Square. Penn was well represented by Russell Dickheart EAS’03, Mark Schmulen C’03, Collin Weinberger C’06, Franc Marmero EAS’99, Charles Allison C’04, David Lyman EAS’03, Nirav Batavia EAS’03 W’03, Mehdi El Hajoui W’03, Brigitte Hurtubise C’10, Louis Hornick III C’02, James Marshall WG’04, Elise Corey C’03, Michael Edwards W’03, and Matt Mizrahi EAS’06 W’06. “Several Mask & Wig members toasted [us] and the night finished with the singing of “The Red and Blue.” Liz and I live in Malvern, Pa.; she is a nurse in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and I am director of purchasing and procurement at AmeriGas in King of Prussia.”
Stephanie Langin-Hooper C’03 married David Stanton on Jan. 11 in the Cayman Islands. Family and close friends traveled from around the world to join them at their Jewish-Roman Catholic ceremony, which was held at a colonial mansion overlooking the Caribbean. They live in the Bay Area, where they are both graduate students at the University of California Berkeley: she is finishing her PhD in ancient Near Eastern art history and he will graduate in May with a master’s in education.
Daniel Remick C’03 and Abby Rosenstein Remick C’04 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Elliana Mae Remick, on Dec. 23, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz., and measuring 19 inches long. They live in Vancouver.
Adam Singer L’03 married Tamar Rosenberg on Dec. 5.
04Abby Rosenstein Remick C’04 see Daniel Remick C’03.
Elizabeth Kimmelman Schwartz C’04 married Daniel Schwartz on Oct. 9. “Dan is an 2003 graduate of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, and [we] fell in love, despite the fact that his Nittany Lions suffered a horrible defeat at the hands of the USC Trojans (my beloved law-school alma mater) in the 2009 Rose Bowl. The wedding took place in Center City Philadelphia and was full of love, dancing, cowbells, a crazy horah, and a delicious cake. We were so happy to be surrounded by friends and family, many of them alums: my father, Simon Kimmelman C’75, bridesmaid Terri Ginsberg C’04, cousin Natanya Levin Levitz C’95, and great aunt Joan Wohl L’54. Our friends included Dana Popkave C’05, Justin Roberts C’05, Courtney Malloy C’04, Kristin Vindler Michaelson C’04, Zachary Michaelson W’04, Mary Dear C’04, Jessica Friedman C’04, Meghan Capasso Nu’04, Sarah Zilinski C’04, Matthew Dwyer C’04, Katie Rook, C’04 V’08, Daniel Landsburg C’04, Matthew Lattman EAS’04 W’04 WG’08, Sarah Rackoff C’03, Elyssa Fierstein Eisenbrock C’03, Alexander Rein C’02, and Deena Rosner Peters C’02 WG’09.” Elizabeth is an assistant director in the Alumni Relations Office at Penn.
05Izukanne Emeagwali EE’05, who graduated from the Howard University law school last May, is in a one-year fellowship with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington before she joins the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP this year. She has joined the board of the Westover School alumnae association in Middlebury, Conn.
Fred W. Hoensch III C’05 married Laura K. Kittell C’07 on Oct. 16 at the Union League of Philadelphia; attending were Marcie Park Groller C’05, Raymond Groller C’05, James McGugan C’05, Divya Agarwal W’07, Jennifer Rineer C’07, Meredith Uhl C’07, Christa Pailas C’07, and Alexandra Infeld W’07. Fred graduated from the Temple University law school in 2008, and Laura from Villanova University’s law school last year; they live and work in Philadelphia.
Gregory C. Jones C’05, West Chester, Pa., has been promoted to associate director of institutional sales for Turner Investments, an employee-owned, investment-management firm in Berwyn.
Dr. Neil B. Phillips G’05, a founding partner of Delaware Valley Urology, LLC., based in Marlton, N.J., has retired.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011 06Jillian Kuhn C’06, a web project manager for Viget Labs in Durham, N.C., is pleased to announce her engagement to Charles Warren, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. The wedding is planned for this autumn.
Lt. Com. William Danchanko GNu’06, who is serving in the US Navy, deployed to the NATO Role 3 multinational medical unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan, last August; he works as a nurse practitioner and department head of urgent care in the area’s primary trauma-receiving hospital.
Emily Petkun C’06 L’09 married Dr. Michael Ast in Philadelphia on Nov. 20 at the Ballroom at the Ben. The wedding party included her father,
David Petkun W’69 L’72, maid of honor Becca Aronson C’06, and matron of honor Alexandra Perrotto Nelson C’06. Alumni relatives attending included Emily’s uncle Dr. William Petkun WG’94 and cousins Jeffrey Petkun EAS’09 and Michael Petkun W’13. Other Penn friends included Heather Alpino C’09, Jessica Fuerst C’06, Desirae Gaspero Urban C’06, Dr. Marisa Weiss C’80 M’84, Dr. David Friedman M’84, Dr. Judith Grinspan Gr’84, Larry Laubach L’80, Dr. Joel Raichlen M’77, Michael Pollack G’70, Dr. David Freiman C’69 M’73, Justin Klein C’69, Mary Klein CW’69, Carol Kauffman Silverstein CW’69, Dr. Elliot Silverstein W’69, and Dr. Paul Lotke M’63. Emily and Mike live in Great Neck, N.Y.; she is an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Manhattan and he is an orthopedic-surgery resident at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park.
H. Scott Smith WG’06 wrote Find Your Perfect Job: The Inside Guide for Young Professionals (Career Strategies Media, 2010).
07Derek M. Baumgarten C’07 and Jennifer L. Schlein EAS’07 W’07 are excited to announce their engagement; planning is just starting for a winter wedding. They met as freshmen in the Quad in 2003. They both live and work in New York.
Benjamin Lester Gr’07, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Western Ontario, in November was awarded a 2010 Polanyi Prize by the Province of Ontario for his theoretical model of the global market for asset-backed securities.
08 Korey T. Taylor L’08,email@example.com, is an assistant public defender in Orlando, Fla. Previously, he was an associate at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. His wife, Regina Taylor, is a PhD student in management at the University of Central Florida, and their son, Kristopher, is now a third-grader.
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