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JACOB VIENER, W'34, Richmond, Va., was honored at a luncheon in February by the Richmond Council of the Navy League of the United States; he had served as national director of the league and as president of the local council, which he helped found in 1958.
COL. PAUL L. DE HAAS, Ed'35, New Egypt, N.J., writes that, last year, he was awarded the New Jersey State World War II Commendation Medal. He was also inducted into the Penn's Baseball Hall of Fame, and received the H. Hunter Lott Jr. Award, "for continued service, dedication, and support" of the University and its athletic department.
DR. W. TODD DeVAN, M'37, Hanover, Pa., reports that he is looking forward to his Class's 60th Reunion this May; he last attended the 50th.
DR. JEROME KAY, C'40, M'43, GM'48, Wilmington, Del., has retired after 53 years of practicing psychiatry and psycho-analysis. He writes he is devoting "my time to playing chamber music, travel, photography, and family (three sons and three grandchildren)."
DR. RUSSELL L. ACKOFF, Ar'41, Gr'47, the University's Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science, received an honorary doctorate of laws "in recognition of his distinguished career in higher education" from the University of New Haven in January. He has also received honorary degrees from the University of Lancaster (U.K.) and Washington University in St. Louis.
MYRON (Mike) FELDMAN, W'43, reports he has been appointed vice chair of the Allied Beverage Group, the largest wine and spirit distributor in New Jersey.
WILLIAM T. RISKIE, WEv'51, Woodbury, N.J., retired last July from a position in the loan-review department of the Bank of Gloucester County. He is the first retiree of this newly established bank, but this was his fourth retirement: his first, in 1977, was as vice president of the equipment-financing and leasing division of the old Pennsylvania National Bank.
HENRY W. PARKHURST JR., C'52, Milford, Del., noting that it is his Class's 45th Reunion, writes that it is going to be a big year for him as he is retiring in order to go back to school to earn a master's in history and then work for a Ph.D. "It's time to finish what I almost started in the fall of 1952."
BARRY G. REIMENSCHNEIDER, Ed'52, Jenkintown, Pa., was elected to the board of the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club.
ALVIN L. SNOWISS, C'52, L'55, Lock Haven, Pa., reports that he was the first recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Cultural Heritage Award, for his significant contributions to the furtherance of the arts and humanities in his community.
ERNEST A. TILL, C'52, Oxford, Pa., a retired nuclear-submarine officer, was elected president of the Oxford Area School District last December.
SIDNEY E. GABLE, W'54, Wyncote, Pa., a Philadelphia realtor, received the 1996 Howell H. Watson Distinguished Service Award of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, last year. Bestowed in recognition of outstanding service and volunteer leadership, it had only been awarded six times in the society's 55-year history.
DR. EUGENE N. MYERS, W'54, Pittsburgh, was invited to serve on the editorial board of Auris Nasus Larynx, published by the Society for Promotion of International Otorhinolaryngology, based in Japan.
DR. SANDRA GREEN FEATHERMAN, CW'55, G'78, Gr'78, Biddeford, Maine, recently completed a merger of the University of New England (of which she was the president) and Westbrook College. She is now president of the combined institution, the University of New England.
GERALD J. ROSENTHAL, W'59, a partner in the firm of Teitelman & Rosenthal in Lafayette Hill, Pa., is proud to announce the birth of his grand-daughter, Mindy Lil Rosenthal, on December 31. Mindy is the daughter of DR. SCOTT E. ROSENTHAL, C'90, and ANDREA BROWNSTEIN ROSENTHAL, SW'92.
HOWARD CANTOR, W'60, and his wife, Pamela Lewis-Cantor, Ramsey, N.J., report the birth of their grandson, Benjamin Noah Cantor-Adams, Needham, Mass., on January 17, whose other maternal grandparents are Herbert and DENA NEMCOF ERDHEIM, CW'60, Tamarac, Fla.
THE HON. MARILYN McAFEE, CW'61, Springfield, Va., returned from her assignment as U. S. Ambassador to Guatemala, last June. She was presented with the Department of State's Distinguished Honor Award in January for her work in advancing "U.S. interests in peace, democracy, and human rights to new heights" during her three years there. Currently, she is Diplomat in Residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University.
DR. RICHARD J. ALPERIN, C'63, Gr'69, Philadelphia, professor of biology at the Community College of Philadelphia, was awarded the Golden Grand Academic Collar by the Pontzen International Academy of Arts, Letters, and Sciences for his book, Art's Anglo-American Paper Lion: John McLure Hamilton's Untold Story, published in 1993 by Junius, Inc.
DR. ERNEST A. SCATTON, C'64, Albany, N.Y., professor of Slavic languages and linguistics at SUNY Albany, received an honorary doctorate from Sofia University in Bulgaria, for his more than 25 years of scholarly contributions to Slavic studies and Bulgarian studies, and his recent efforts towards academic exchanges between the two universities.
DR. MARK YUDOF, C'65, L'68, provost of the University of Texas at Austin, was named president of the University of Minnesota; he will take office in July.
JANINE MAGER GORDON, CW'68, New York City, is president of Emmerling Post Gordon Public Relations, a division of Emmerling Post, Inc., the New York City advertising firm.
PETER SHELTON, C'68, New York City, a principal architect in Shelton Mindel, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame of Interior Design magazine, in December.
ROBERT PEISER, C'69, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was named president and CEO of WestPac, Western Pacific Airlines, the low-cost airlines founded in 1995. Earlier, he was CFO at TWA, responsible for its successful financial re-structuring.
GERALD M. WADE, W'69, WG'70, Louisville, Ky., earned a master's in divinity, specializing in missions, from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
DONALD WALTERS JR., C'69, Studio City, Calif., recently was named vice president in charge of animation at 20th Century Fox.
ANNE BOVEE, ASC'70, Philadelphia, has started a music-publishing company, Anne Bovee Music, to promote songs she has written. Its first project was the release of a Christmas single, "My Little Stocking Stuffer"/"The Box," which secured national radio airplay and regional distribution.
TERRI GREENBERG GELBERG, CW'70, an attorney in Philadelphia, was appointed to the board of the Delaware Valley Venture Group, which conducts educational and networking events to help entrepreneurs obtain venture capital and contact with professional-services providers.
DR. TED MILLER, GCP'70, Gr'75, College Park, Md., who founded and directs the Children's Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, was selected president of the National Public Services Research Institute, a non-profit, policy-research organization.
ELLEN CAMPBELL PAULISH, CW'70, GEd'72, Yardley, Pa., a reading specialist, continues as an instructor at Mercer County Community College; she also recently taught two semesters at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
BERNARD E. ZBRZEZNJ, W'70, Lafayette Hill, Pa., an attorney who specializes in family law, has become a senior member of the Philadelphia law form of Cozen and O'Connor and will chair its matrimonial and domestic-relations practice group.
JAYSON R. JURASKA, C'71, WG'74, Farmington, Conn., vice president and general manager of the Greater Hartford cable system for Cox Communications, was promoted to vice president of operations throughout the country for Cox.
BILL VITKA, C'71, Riverdale, N.Y., has worked for over eight years as an anchor at CBS RadioNews. He won a number of awards, including a Peabody, as lead anchor for team coverage of the assassination of Yitzak Rabin. Before CBS, he was a radio-news anchor with NBC for eight years. He notes that he has been in journalism since working at The Daily Pennsylvanian.
DR. HAROLD ALAN PINCUS, C'72, Chevy Chase, Md., deputy medical director and founding director of the Office of Research of the American Psychiatric Association, was named the 1997 recipient of the William C. Menninger Memorial Award by the American College of Physicians. This award recognizes distinguished contributions to mental health science. Dr. Pincus is also clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington University and adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University.
LEE MINDEL, C'73, New York City, a principal architect in Shelton Mindel, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame of Interior Design magazine, in December.
STEPHEN D. MOORE, C'73, who has been County Prosecutor for Cape May County, N.J., since December 1992, was recently sworn in as secretary of the County Prosecutor's Association of New Jersey.
DR. DENNIS KARAMBELAS, C'74, Providence, R.I., was elevated to Diplomate status by the Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses of the American Academy of Optometry. He is in private practice and is an affiliate staff member in the Department of Opthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital. He and his wife, Marion, have three-year-old twin daughters, Alexandra and Devin.
STEVEN WIDERMAN, C'74, New York City, reports that he is the owner of the Puppet Company there. His puppets are used in the production of Al E. Gator's Surprise Party.
JACK EVANS, W'75, Washington, D.C., a District of Columbia Councilmember, and his wife, Noel Soderberg Evans, announce the birth of triplets, Katherine Elizabeth, John Kedrich, and Christine Marie, on November 18, last year.
GIB MULLAN, C'75, Hyattsville, Md., and his wife, Denise, welcomed their first child, a son, Francis Read Mullan.
LAURENCE B. KATZ, C'76, Neshanic Station, N.J., was named vice president in charge of project management and clinical administration for Acute Therapeutics, Inc., in Doylestown, Pa.
SUNNY MINDEL, SAMP'76, was named director of public affairs for DoITT, New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. She lives in Manhattan.
TODD H. EDLIN, W'77, Atlanta, is president of Allied Fence Company; for the 1996 Summer Olympics, it erected 40,000 feet of fence. A month after the Olympics, Todd and his wife, Jody, celebrated the birth of their first two children, Jeremy Isaac and Carly Shayna.
KIKI FRANK KELRICK, W'77, Hollywood, Fla., was named the director of development at the Baudhuin School of Nova Southeastern University, a school for children with autism and communication disorders. Her husband, HOWARD KELRICK, C'77, is president of Finger Mate, Inc., a fine-jewelry manufacturer. They have two children, Allison (13) and Scott (11 years).
PAULA CLEMENTS SAUNDERS, C'77, Seattle, is maried to Rick Saunders and is the mother of Forest, who was two years old in March.
JEFFREY L. SELTZER, W'78, New York City, vice chair and managing director of CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Corp., was appointed to the board of the Nassau County Sports Commission and to the advisory board of Penn's International Studies and Business Program.
STEVEN SKLAR, W/WG'78, and AMY WALLACE, W'79, WG'80, New York City, announce the birth of their second son, Michael, on November 23; he joins his older brother, Andrew, who is three-years-old. Steven is vice president in charge of finance at Teva Pharmaceuticals USA; Amy is director of financial planning and budgeting at the New York Times Company.
BRUCE GREENBERG, C'79, Edison, N.J., an attorney formerly with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel, has become of counsel with the Newark law firm of Goldstein, Till & Lite.
MIKE SHERMAN, C/W'79, Yardley, Pa., and his wife, Dr. Audrey E. Mars, and sons, Alex (6) and David (3), announce the arrival of Jennifer Olga Mars Sherman into their family; she is 20 months old and was adopted from a Moscow orphanage. Mike continues to work at McKinsey & Company as a marketing specialist; new responsibilities will lead to his spending most of his time in Asia-likely, some time this summer, the family will relocate to Tokyo or Hong Kong.
LESLIE ESDAILE, W'80, Philadelphia, author of the novel, Sundance (reviewed in the Gazette, December), was selected BET's Color Code Author Pick for the Philadelphia market and is included in BET's Top 20 City national tour. A second book, "Slow Burn," is due for release in August.
MERLE DURLOFSKY HASS, C'80, has started her own law practice, concentrating in appellate work. She was recently featured in an article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on women solo practitioners. She and her husband, David, live in Newton, Mass., with their three children.
JERRY H. SEIDLER, C'80, was awarded the Judith and Ira Cisenstein Scholarship at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa., where he is studying for the rabbinate. His wife, KATHY L. BRESS, C'81, teaches English and is the director of the writing center at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa.
DR. JULIE S. SUK, EE'80, Greer, S.C., is a consulting engineer at Clark Richardson & Biskup and works with DR. KEN JACOBSON, Gr'78, there. She reports that working part-time at home finally allows her to read, watch television, and nap, "kind of like my student days, except that I have two girls, six- and eight-years old, who terrorize my hard-earned leisure time. Still a misfit, as I live in a conservative, religious community as an unmarried, nonbelieving, Mercedes-driving, Democrat-voting, overweight, Asian engineer, carrying no firearms."
MONICA BIENIOSEK DAVIS, C'81, GEd'81, Townsend, Tenn., announces the birth of Megan Rose on August 27; Megan joins Sarah (seven) and Paul (five years old). Monica left her position as director of a preschool to return to full-time motherhood, living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park where her husband, Ken, is a park ranger.
JAMES H. GILMORE, W'81, Cleveland, is delighted to report that he had an article published in the January/February issue of Harvard Business Review on "The Four Faces of Mass Customization." For a summary of the article, see the Website: http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/groups/hbr/janfeb97/ It is the first published collaboration from Strategic Horizons, the management-consulting firm he co-founded in early 1996 with the co-author of the article. Earlier, he had spent ten years with Computer Sciences Corp., heading its process re-design consulting practice.
LAURIE SUTTENBERG CORSON, C/W'82, Dallas, and her husband, Charlie Corson, director of retail investment at the Staubach Company, announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Marissa, on May 29. Their older daughter, Kimberly, was born on February 10, 1995. Laurie has retired from the practice of law to be a full-time mom, "and is enjoying every minute of it!"
BRUCE LANE, W'82, North Bethesda, Md., is a partner in the Meridian Group, a real estate investment and development firm he co-founded in early 1993; the firm has acquired office buildings and land in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area and in West Palm Beach, Fla. He writes that he married Leslie Barron in the summer of 1994 and they announce the birth of their first child, Evan Carl, on February 25.
LAWRENCE M. LIPOFF, W'82, Spring Valley, N.Y., a certified public accountant and employee-benefits specialist, is the founding principal of Lipoff and Company He e-mails that he is an active member of several estate planning committees and a frequent speaker for the New York and New Jersey CPA Societies, on business-succession planning and estate-planning for people divorcing or re-marrying. He is also a class correspondent for the Wharton Alumni Magazine and active in the Wharton N.Y.C. Alumni Club. Larry looks forward to e-mail from old friends at email@example.com and notes he would like to stay in touch with old acquaintances from the Orthodox minyan.
MICHAEL L. GOLDMAN, W'83, L'86, Norwalk, Conn., is a founding member of Goldman, Gruder, Woods & Miller, a full-service law firm located in Norwalk, Conn.; his practice is in real estate, banking, and corporate law. He is the Class Agent for the Penn Law School Class of 1996. And he is married to ELLEN WINCHELL GOLDMAN, L'86, and "the father of three future Quakers, Joshua, Benjamin, and Jacqueline."
LORI E. FRIEDMAN, C'84, Needham, Mass., an attorney and fundraiser for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and her husband Howard J. Leicht, announce the birth of their son, David Andrew, on August 2.
DR. JOHN GELINAS JR., C'84, Wilton, Conn., writes that, on June 15, with his wife, Carole, along with their son, Andrew John Thomas, "welcomed our new addition, Jackson Charles Link. One month later, he began as unit chief of the child and adolescent psychiatry in-patient services at Hall-Brook Hospital in Westport.
ARTHUR MAGNUS, EAS/W'84, was recently promoted to managing director at J.P. Morgan; currently he is global-operations manager there and CAO for their global FX business. He lives in Manhattan.
SUZANNE LOVE MURRAY, C'84, married Scott Murray in October. She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of South Florida last May and now works in Dallas as a geriatric nurse practitioner at the VA Medical Center there.
JEFFREY L. POLLOCK, C'84, Pittsburgh, writes the he became the first lawyer ever re-elected chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
DR. MARLA LEEN RAVIN, C'84, Mountain Lakes, N.J., head of the Suburban Podiatry Center in Summit, and her husband, Stephen B. Ravin, announce the birth of their daughter, Samatha Brooke Leen Ravin, on November 11. She joins her five-year-old brother, Maxwell Ethan.
LISA BLOCK COHEN, C'85, Pacific Palisades, Calif., writes that her husband, JEFFREY HALE COHEN, W'85, became a partner at the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, April last year. They have a son, Justin, who is four years old.
MARC J. COMER, W'85, WG'89, has recently joined the New Jersey law firm of Carton, Witt, Arvanitis & Bariscillo, where he practices estate planning and corporate law. Marc and his wife, LORI KRIVINS COMER, C'88, L'91, live with their son, Brad, in West Deal, N. J.
DR. CHRISTOPHER F. HUNTINGTON, C'85, Barrington, R.I., who finished a fellowship in pediatric and adult spinal surgery at Temple University Hospital and the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, recently began private practice in pediatric and adult-spine surgery in Johnston, R.I.; he is also on staff at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, the St. Joseph Medical Center, and the Roger Williams Hospital. In September,he married Cheryl Renee Brindley and they honeymooned in Africa.
STEPHEN G. JANOSKI, C'85, writes that with his wife, Cindy, he has re-located from New York City to Annapolis, Md, He is an intellectual-property attorney with the Washington office of Dorsey & Whitney. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
LISA LICHTENSTEIN SHEVRIN, C'85, and her husband, Scott, are the proud parents of a second son, Matthew Noah, born on August 26; with their other son, Jacob, they reside in Port Washington, N.Y.
DR. STEPHEN E. WEISS, Gr'85, Toronto, associate professor of international business at the Schulich School of Business at York University, has been appointed director of its international MBA program.
ERIC W. ABOAF, EAS/W'86, a manager in the New York office of Bain & Company, the management-consulting company, married Cheryl Calloway Whaley, manager of business development at GE Capital, in Atlanta on October 19.
SCOTT B. SILBERSTEIN, C'86, Evanston, Ill., has just completed writing and producing the documentary Twenty Years on the Edge: The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, featuring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the PBS special Just Passing Through, and his Emmy Award-winning documentary Reality of a Dreamer: The River North Dance Company, was broadcast nationally on PBS in February.
JEFFREY H. SMITH, W'86, and PAMELA MILCOS-SMITH, C'88, of Golden, Co., announce the birth of their son, Christopher V. Smith, on August 5. Jeff is treasurer of Seven Circle Gaming Corporation, a Denver-based casino development and management company. His next project will be the Resort at Summerlin, a destination golf resort and casino located in the western suburbs of Las Vegas.
JACKIE TEPPER, C'86, and DAVID ROBINOV, EAS/W'86, Stamford, Conn., announce the birth of Gregory William Robinov, on November 11. Jackie is vice president of tournament and business affairs for the Corel WTA Tour, the women's professional tennis tour. David is a managing director with Eastdil, the real estate investment bank
ROBERT K. FITTS, C'87, and SARAH WATKINS FITTS, C'87, New York City, announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Nathan Fitts, on November 4. Robert is currently working as a historian and archaeologist at John Milner & Associates, and Sarah is on leave until May from her position at Debevoise & Plimpton, where she is a lawyer.
KAREN HANDWERKER SCHLESSEL, W'87, and DR. DAVID SCHLESSEL, C'86, Chicago, announce the birth of their new baby girl, Zoe Erin, on August 25; her big brother, Marc, was three years old in March. Karen is the Central Region finance manager for Northern Telecom, and David is finishing his cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago.
ROBERT W. SCOTT, C'87, was recently elected to the Nether Providence, Pa., Township Board of Commissioners. He is thought to be "the first Democrat to have won the seat since the Civil War." He lives in the Wallingford section with his wife, Marie, and their daughter, Elizabeth Cecilia.
CAROLYN SHAPIRO, C'87, Brooklyn, N.Y., is the administrative coordinator and an adjunct professor in the journalism & business-journalism program at Baruch College.
MONICA MUSSER GIANOPULOS, C'88, GNu'93, married Elia Gianopulos on April 20 last year. They live in Swarthmore, Pa., and she is a staff nurse in the cardiac ICU at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
DIANE M. McMURRAY, Nu'88, Ocean City, N.J., is currently working at the Atlantic City Medical Center in the neo-natal intensive-care unit as a staff nurse. She ran the New York City Marathon on November 2, in 4 hours, 41 minutes.
GARY D. NUSBAUM, W'88, WG'89, New York City, has been promoted to managing director at E. M. Warburg, Pincus & Co. He is married to MARCI ALBOHER NUSBAUM, C'88.
DR. MARK G. WEINER, EAS'88, M'92, was awarded a National Library of Medicine Fellowship in applied informatics. He and his wife, MEREDITH SHARENSON WEINER, C'89, SW'93, and their daughter, Robin, live in Wynnewood, Pa.
DR. CHRISTINE A. CASERTA, C'89, V'95, Runnemede, N.J., a veterinarian with the Evesham Veterinary Clinic in Marlton, and her husband, John J. Jacko III, an attorney, announce the birth of their son, Joseph Kelley Jacko, on January 8.
CHERYL ROBBINS PROBST, W'89, and her husband, Curtis, announce the birth of their son, Oliver Martin, on September 1. The family resides in New York City.
DEBORAH A. BLAZO, 90'GEng, Pawtucket, R.I., manager of the documentation group at Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, developers of engineering software, married James Vandermillen, who is pursuing a master's in city planning at MIT, on January 6, 1996.
PAMELA FREILICH, C'90, GEd'91, and MARK HJELLE, W'91, GPU'93, Villanova, Pa., were married on August 11. Pamela is a first-grade teacher in the Coatesville Area School District and is pursuing a doctoral degree; Mark is an attorney practicing corporate and securities law with the Philadelphia law firm of Duane, Morris, and Heckscher.
MEEKA JUN, C'90, Brooklyn, N.Y., an intellectual-property attorney with the New York City law firm of Brown, Raysman, Millstein, Felder & Steiner, writes that she is engaged to Joseph Bondy, a criminal-defence attorney in private practice in New York City. They met on their "first day at Brooklyn Law School and have been dating for close to four years." Their wedding is expected this spring or in the fall.
DR. SCOTT E. ROSENTHAL, C'90, and ANDREA BROWNSTEIN ROSENTHAL, SW'92, Voorhees, N.J., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mindy Lil Rosenthal, on December 31. Scott is a resident in anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Andrea is a social worker in clinical practice in Vorhees.
DAVID SAPERY, C'90, Vienna, Va., has joined Advanced Paradigms, Inc., as a senior systems-architect specializing in the design of e-mail systems; email@example.com is his e-mail address.
ROBERT V. MURDOCCA, W'91, Havertown, Pa., writes that he and Erika Spangler plan to marry on July 5.
LOREE POLITZINER, W'91, and WAYNE POTTERS, W'91, were married on June 22. Loree graduated from Columbia Business School last May and is an assistant brand manager with Kraft Foods; Wayne is director of the commercial-mortgage department of Fitch Investors Service in New York City.
JENNIFER ARBITTIER BROMLEY, C'92, L'95, and STEVEN M. BROMLEY, C'92, Philadelphia, were married July 4. After graduating from law school, Jennifer served as a law clerk for the Hon. Anita B. Brody; she is currently with the Hon. Anthony J. Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Steven spent two years doing research and writing articles for the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently in his third year of medical school at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
RUTHLYN GREENFIELD, Nu'92, Mount Vernon, N.Y., married Christopher Webster on September 28. She transferred from the medical unit at the NYU Medical Center to the rehabilitation unit there last August, and was promoted to assistant head nurse in December.
KAREN WRIGHT SANDERS, C'92, Philadelphia, a public relations account executive with Crawley Haskins & Rodgers, and Devon Sanders, an attorney, were married in a traditional Islamic ceremony on September 28. The ceremony and wedding feast were attended by several alumni: CAROL SANTOS, W'92, CARLA ARMBRISTER, C'92, NICOLE BELL, W'92, PAMELA TIMMONS, EAS'91, REGINE TALLEYRAND, C'91, VALERIE SINADY, C'92, INGRID AUSTIN, EAS'96, ALECIA DAVIS, C'95, TONY FRAZIER, EAS'92, SEAN GUMBS, W'92, and STAN BRADFORD, W'92.
MICHAEL W. SILBERMAN, C'92, Philadelphia, recently completed a clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court and has begun working with the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, as an associate in the financial-services department.
DANIEL BOOCKVAR, C'93, L'96, and LAURIE MAYER, C'92, New York City, are happy to announce that they are engaged, planning to be married on July 20. Daniel is currently clerking for the Hon. William H. Yohn Jr. in Federal Court in Philadelphia; after they are married, he plans to join the law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. Laurie is working as a career counselor at Pace University in New York, where she also teaches in the School of Continuing Education. He notes "the prospective bridegroom proposed to the bride-to-be on Locust Walk, at the "Compass" near Stiteler Hall, the same location where he asked her out on their very first date, over six years ago."
DAVID B. CADE, C'93, Detroit, has joined the law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn; he specializes in bankruptcy law.
CHRISTINE LUTTON, C'93, and DAVID FOSTER, EAS'93, were married on August 10, at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The Fosters reside in New York City, where Christine is a reporter for Forbes magazine and David is an associate at Kenyon & Kenyon, an intellectual-property law firm.
JEFFREY M. HUROK, C/W'94, e-mails that he and ALISSA BURNS, C'94, were engaged to be married last November, and they shall marry this November. Jeff is working in Philadelphia at Arthur Andersen, as a senior in the tax-consulting services and state- and local-tax practices. "Alissa and I both live in downtown Philly and we plan to live downtown in the future."
JANE GRODNICK, C'96, Miami, is engaged to AMIR GOLD, EAS/W'94, from Westfield, N.J. Her father is WILLIAM GRODNICK, C'72, of Miami, and her grandfather is MARTIN GRODNICK, W'41. The wedding will be in Miami in August.
NOAH SFERRA, C/EAS'96, e-mails that after Penn he became a professional actor in Philadelphia and is appearing in School House Rock Live! at the Society Hill Playhouse through the end of March. Since last May he has been very busy, understudying a lead role in the Walnut Street Theatre's Barrymore-winning production of Cabaret. Also last summer, he appeared in three shows at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival for Light Opera at the Merriam Theater, and in an avant-garde, one-act at the Brick Theater. He notes that in his spare time he "waits tables to pay the rent because actors don't really make any money even when they are getting paid decently."