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1930s

Dr. Arthur Bernstein, C'30, G'31, M'35, was honored at the annual dinner of the Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center in November, celebrating his 60 years of service to the hospital, including as chief of medicine for many years. Money raised in his honor benefited the adult and pediatric catheterization laboratories there. A cardiologist, he has lectured at both Penn's School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. With his wife of 62 years, Grace Hoffman Bernstein, he lives in Maplewood, N.J.

1940s

Barbara Hanson Shotliff, CW'40, Moorestown, N.J., has moved into the Evergreens, a continuing-care community, and remains an active board member of the New Jersey State Museum and a weather spotter for the National Weather Service.

1950s

Richard E. Hoffman, W'50, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., writes that in November he enjoyed a trip with his wife, children, and grandchildren to Sea World in Orlando to celebrate his 70th birthday. He adds, "Although I have lived at the P.G.A. National Golf and Tennis Resort for the past 11 years, I still have not shot a hole-in-one."

Dr. Harris J. Nadley, W'50, Philadelphia, long-active in Marine Corps affairs, has been appointed regional vice president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He is also senior partner of his family's accounting firm, the Michael Nadley Co., founded in 1925.

Dr. Sheldon J. Einhorn, Ed'51, Gr'66, writes that he is now broker of record of Einhorn-Adler, Inc., a real estate company in Elkins Park, Pa.

Frank C. McLaughlin, W'53, L'59, Darien, Conn., has joined Simms Capital Management in Greenwich, as a senior consultant. He had served as chair of the Financial Analysts Seminar, as an officer of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and as a member of the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal. Simms Capital is prominent in global equity management.

Barbara Johnson Deuber, CW'54, achieved membership in Weichert Realtors President's Club for the years 1996 and 1997, an honor attained by the top 1% of that company's sales associates.

Van Lederer, W'54, retired in March 1995 as president of Citiwide Residential Services, Flatiron, and Maids, Unlimited. He and his wife, Naomi, split their time between New York City and Long Pond, Pa.

Miriam Strauss Einhorn, CW'58, formerly broker/owner of Century 21 Einhorn-Adler in Elkins Park, Pa., has accepted a position as vice president of Fox & Roach Realtors, a recently formed conglomerate that is the 12th largest real estate organization in the country.

Heloise Bertman Levit, CW'59, Richmond, is coordinator of the 25th-anniversary season of the Richmond Philharmonic. A private art consultant, last year Ginger traveled to London and Paris in search of Old Master landscapes and still-lifes and Impressionist paintings for her clients.

1960s

Stephen Cooper, C'60, dko2769@vip.cybercity.dk, e-mails that he is still teaching in Denmark, and would like to hear from old friends.

Dr. Sandra P. Epstein, Ed'60, administrator and chief operating officer of San Francisco's Jewish Home for the Aged, wrote Law at Berkeley: The History of Boalt Hall, which was published by the Institute of Governmental Studies Press at Berkeley. In addition to her career in healthcare, she has maintained a keen interest in legal education, and has published articles in both these areas in professional journals.

Arthur H. Saxon, W'60, G'93, president of TeleSTAR Marketing, Inc., an inbound/ outbound call-center operation in Media, Pa., was named Teleprofessional of the Year by the American Telemarketing Association.

The Hon. Richard L. Fruin Jr., C'61, who was appointed two years ago to the Los Angeles Superior Court, is serving as chair of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association for 1997-98.

D. Scott Kelley, C'63, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., proudly announces that in December his daughter, Dr. Katherine C. Kelley, C/G'88, received her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago, and she was awarded a two-year, post-doctoral research grant from the National Science Foundation. She lives with her husband, Dr. Willem M. Roosenburg, Gr'92, in Athens, Ohio.

Idaherma Williams, GFA'63, exhibited her art at various locations along the East Coast and in Montana and Wisconsin last fall.

Dr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan, Gr'64, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, in October delivered the annual Fellows Lecture of Penn's Center for the Advanced Study of India; he spoke on the challenges of bringing about monetary stability in a country whose financial sector is still emerging from state control.

Steven H. Steinglass, W'64, has been appointed dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 1980, he had practiced law in Wisconsin.

Thomas Q. Elgar, C'65, Marietta, Ga., was recently named manager of home products and services for the southern U.S. by General Electric's appliance business division.

Dr. Larry B. Newman, C'65, Memphis, a member of the clinical staff of the University of Tennessee's Department of Surgery, serves on the board and as medical director for the St. Jude Liberty Bowl Football and Golf Classic. He is also a consulting surgeon for the University of Memphis athletic department, the Tennessee Oilers football team, and the city's hockey team. He writes that he volunteers with his wife, Beth, for Kids Across America, a camp for inner-city kids, and with Camp Barnabas, a camp for children with cancer. And he is an interviewer for Penn's local secondary-schools committee. His son, David, is a banker in Nashville.

Myra Wiener Epstein, CW'66, was recently promoted to director of international-student services and assistant registrar at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J. Each semester, Mercer has students from 75 countries.

Susan R. Croll, CW'68, GPU'94, recently was appointed executive director of administration at the School of Medicine at the University.

James S. Cahn, C'68, a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, was elected president of the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at the association's national meeting in November.

1970s

Samuel J. Bresler, C'70, WG'75, e-mails that he and Linda Brager Bresler, CW'72, GEd'73, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a three-week vacation in Bali, Singapore, and Maui. Sam recently joined Science Applications International Corporation as corporate vice president, leading the company's human-resource management practices in its Western region. Sam, Linda, and their children, Scott and Emily, will be relocating to the La Jolla, Calif., area (where the company is headquartered) this summer.

Dr. Edward K. Swain Jr., D'70, chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, was awarded a fellowship in the American College of Dentists at its annual meeting in October.

Dr. Michael Bentley, GEd'72, is associate professor of science education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University His third child, Matthew Emmons Bentley, was born June 30, 1996. Two of his recent books are, for early teens, Astronomy Smart, Jr. (1996) and, for high schoolers, Science Smart: Earth Science (1998), both published by The Princeton Review.

Dr. Kay Cothran Craigie, Gr'72, has been reelected to the board of the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national society of amateur radio licensees, and was chosen to serve on its executive committee again in 1998.

Kenneth J. Fishman, W'72, has formed a new law firm, Fishman, Ankner & Horstmann, after more than 20 years of practice with F. Lee Bailey; the new Boston-based firm concentrates on criminal defense and civil litigation. He and Lee Bailey continue to co-write law-related books for the West Group.

Janet Bregman-Taney, CW'73, announces the publication of her first book, The Insider's Guide to the Pocono Mountains, co-written with Kenneth R. Clark and published by Insiders' Publishing Inc., and the Pocono Record. She has also just been made editor of Dignity, the Record's monthly magazine for people 50 and over.

Peter C. Paras, C'73, writes that in April 1996 he formed his own law firm; located in Red Bank, N.J., Paras, Apy & Reiss specializes in family law.

Dr. Jeff Schoenwald, Gr'73, abacus@rain.com, recently joined the Schafer Corporation, an employee-owned consulting and technical-services company. He is at the Los Angeles office, where they support the space-based laser program and are aggressively developing new small-business ventures in high technology. "High energy lasers are not my only preoccupation. One of my newly developed interests is in water retention in arid agricultural regions. I hope to develop a partnership between land-water use customers and generators of non-hazardous industrial waste. The proverbial turning-trash-into-dollars trick."

Dr. Jonathan B. Imber, G'75, Gr'79, professor of sociology at Wellesley College, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Society, a publication covering social and political issues from a social-science perspective.

Daniel A. Kasle, C'75, W'79, who was vice president and CFO for the Metropolitan Jewish Health System in Brooklyn, N.Y., was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in charge of managed care. He had earlier served as chief operating and financial officer for GASC, Inc., and as vice president and manager of foreign exchange for MG Trading Corp.

Sunny Mindel, SAMP'76, mindels@nysnet.net, served as campaign press secretary for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in his recent reelection, and has been named director of public affairs at the New York City Office of Emergency Management.

Andrew A. Chirls, C'77, a litigation partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, has been elected to the board of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Wendy Rosen Landes, C'77, Pacific Palisades, Calif., writes that, since moving to California in 1994, she has opened a divorce-mediation practice. And as a member of the state bar's ADR committee, she is able to keep abreast of the new legislation on alternative dispute-resolution.

Cynthia Craig Olds, C'78, and Benjamin Greeley, a hydrogeologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Craig Estes Olds Greeley, on July 3; he weighed 8lbs 14oz. Cynthia "is happily a fulltime mommy trying to concoct home-based businesses" which will use the MBA in health administration she received from Temple University in 1987. Cynthia and Ben are renovating two houses in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia. And she is looking forward to the Class of 1978 Reunion, "hoping to bring our little Red & Blue baby."

Michael Mitrano, C'78, has joined the Chauncey Group International, an occupational and professional testing company headquartered in Princeton, N.J., as its chief financial officer. He is remaining on the board of Response Analysis Corporation, his previous company, and retained his ownership interest there. He and his wife, Susan, now have two young children: Sarah (three-and-a-half) and Peter (one-and-a-half).

Cyd Gold Weissman, C'78, director of education at the Goodblatt Center for Jewish Learning in Penn Valley, Pa., is proud to report that she and her husband of 20 years (this August), are the parents of four sons, Gary (17), Alex (14), Ross (11), and Sam (seven). "I think I was the only woman in my Class who married right after graduation." She has a master's degree in Jewish studies, and is currently completing a master's in instructional systems and design. At the Goodblatt Center, Cyd oversees a grant exploring an alternative model of supplementary religious education. Later this month she will lead a workshop on Judaism and healing for children in a conference at Gratz College.

Jonathan A. Gelula, C'79, has joined Windsor Financial Mortgage Corporation, in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., as partner and director of the company's subprime-lending division. Jon lives in Merion Station, with his wife, Karen, a screenwriter/attorney, and their son, Max (seven), and daughter, Dylan (three).

Nancy Golding, C'79, and Robert Hartheimer, WG'82, Washington, D.C., had their third boy, Benjamin Samuel; he is the brother of Adam and Jesse. Bob is a managing director at Friedman, Billings, and Ramsey, a brokerage firm in Roslyn, Va. Nancy "is busy at home with the boys."

Philip G. Leggiere, C'79, a contributing writer and editor for Wired, the online magazine, Salon, The Boston Review, and The Web magazine, earned inclusion in Who's Who in the Media and Communications, 1998-99. He lives with his wife Beth, a studio potter, in Hoboken, N.J.

Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz, C'79, e-mails that his wife and he were blessed with triplets on July 23, 1997. "We named them John Michael, Tatiana Rose, and Joseph Michael. They are all healthy and beautiful!"

Dr. Lee A. Shratter, C'79, a radiologist with Kaiser Permanente in Richmond, Calif., was chosen a Champion of Safety by Occupational Hazards magazine for his achievement in promoting workplace safety and health. Since 1991, in his own time and at his own expense, he has written and edited "Countdown to Safety," a newsletter distributed to Kaiser physicians and employees. He also writes articles om safety matters for professional journals and offers presentations on occupational safety and health to professional conferences.

1980s

Dr. Edward R. Fliss, Gr'80, St. Louis, professor of biology at Missouri Baptist College, who sings tenor in the choir of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, Mo., writes he sang with that choir at seven cathedrals in England last summer.

Kathleen E. Hall, FA'80, Philadelphia, married Mark A. Ditchfield on October 31, the 10th birthday of her daughter, Sarah K. Graves; the ceremony was on a hillside at sunset, in Kathleen's parents' evergreen nursery. Kathleen is preparing two books for publication, a novel, "Learning When to Laugh," and a cookbook, "Roadkill & Other Delicacies."

Christopher J. Hogan, C'80, has advanced to regional chief ranger in charge of the N.J. State Park Service's Central Region. Chris and his wife, Kathy, are at home in Yardville, N.J. His rock band Off The Bone performs in the Jersey area.

Dr. Laura J. Steinberg, CE'80, lauras@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu, New Orleans, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tulane University, has been named the first director of its environmental-statistics graduate program, which she had helped to establish. She was also recently appointed to the national water-policy board of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and serves as environmental/water resources chair of the Greater New Orleans branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Steven F. Tublin, C'80, New York City, just completed his training in psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute; he is in private practice in Manhattan.

Susan A. Weinmann, W'80, and her husband, Michael N. Wilcove, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Hannah Sara, on December 24, 1996; she joined her sister, Rachel Jeanette.

Dr. Gary Frishman, C'81, and his wife, Meredith Curren, recently had their third child, Henry Curren Frishman. Gary was also recently promoted to associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University School of Medicine.

John B. Mahaffie, C'81, JBMahaffie@compuserve.com, is a partner in a futures "(as in the future, not financial futures)" consulting firm, Coates & Jarratt, Inc., in Washington, D.C. He consults and speaks around the country on the future of American and global society. His colleagues and he recently published 2025: Scenarios of U.S. and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology, (Oakhill Press, 1997). He lives in Washington with his wife, Jane, and son, Robert (four).

Jordan Peimer, FA'81, serves on the Conseil Artistique of Frances's Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, an international festival of contemporary choreography. The Rencontres occurs biannually in Paris, the next event scheduled for May 12-18. Jordan has been responsible for a number of recent innovative dance events in Los Angeles, including the recent DanceWest; he is a co-director of Jezebel Productions which produces Friday Nights at the new J. Paul Getty Cultural Center. He sits on the board of Diavolo Dance Theater and the Los Angeles Dance Kaleidoscope Foundation.

Leslie B. Posnock, C'81, e-mails that "After four years in California, my husband, David Schwartz, our almost-three-year old daughter, Hannah, and I have returned (gladly) to the East Coast. We built a beautiful house in Ocean, N.J., ("down the shore"), and have continued the law partnership that we started in San Francisco, Schwartz & Posnock, in Avon-by-the-Sea. We specialize in white-collar criminal work and civil fraud proceedings. I would love to hear from friends and classmates at hitechlaw@earthlink.net."

Peter N. Detkin, EE'82, L'85, has been appointed a vice president in the legal division for Intel, Inc. As assistant general counsel, he is responsible for litigation and overseeing the patent and trademark departments.

Irene Wolff Federbusch, W'82, and her husband, Dr. Marc Federbusch, announce the birth of their second son, Matthew Jake, on August 13. Matthew joins brother, Alex Joseph (six). They live in Plainview, N.Y. Irene is currently a vice president in charge of quality management at Chase Manhattan Bank's cardmember services, also on Long Island.

Scott M. Miller, C'82, smmiller@cosmoweb.net, has established the Law Offices of Scott M. Miller, which specializes in securities, licensing, real estate, trademark and general corporate and business matters. Scott practices in New York City and lives in New Jersey with his wife, Randy, and son Grant, who is two years old.

Scott R. Rothbort, W'82, and Layni Horowitz Rothbort, C'82, announce the birth of baby number five, Adam Jonathan, on April 12, 1997. Adam joins Cory (10), Danielle (seven), Carly (five), and Steven, who is four years old. In her spare time, Layni practices real estate law in their hometown of Millburn, N.J. Scott is director of global-equity swaps and financing at Merrill Lynch in New York City.

Michael R. Stern, C'82, e-mails that for the past year and a half he has been working as an associate general counsel for Amtrak on its Northeast-corridor high-speed rail project. After Penn and law school, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., for five years, then returned home to Connecticut to work as a staff attorney for an environmental-advocacy organization on clean-air and transportation issues. He has been been married for seven years; his wife, Patti, works as a public relations professional for a firm outside of Hartford. They have two children: Daniel, (four), and Lily (one and a half).

Dr. Michael Feldman, C'83, M'87, and Joy Kaufman-Feldman, C'84, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Samantha Hannah, on April 25, 1997. Michael and Joy live in Rhode Island where he maintains a private orthopaedic practice specializing in sports medicine. He also holds a clinical appointment in orthopaedic surgery at Brown University School of Medicine.

Lt. Cmdr. John W. R. Pope, EAS'83, jwrpope@aol.com, and his wife, Dawn McGann Pope, are proud to announce the birth of John McGann Pope on February 14, 1997. They are happily enjoying life in sunny Coronado, Calif., after escaping from too many years in Washington, D.C.

Lisa Getzov Radov, C'83, and Jay Alan Radov, L'84, announce the birth of their fourth child, Susan Joy. The Radovs live in Owings Mills, Md.

Dr. Daniel Fang, C'84, and his wife announce the birth of their son, Connor, on December 8. Daniel has been practicing general surgery in Price, Utah, for the past five years and is the head of surgery at Castleview Hospital.

James H. Lystad, W'84, G'88, L'88, jlystad@erols.com, and his wife, McNeill, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trevor, on February 12, who joins his brother, Carson (two). They live in Bethesda, Md. Jim is general counsel at BECO Management, Inc., a real estate investment and management company, based in Rockville.

Dr. Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Gr'84, professor of English and director of the Division of English, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has just had an edited collection published by the University of Georgia Press, Speaking the Other Self: American Women Writers. She also wrote American Designs: The Late Novels of James and Faulkner (1991), co-wrote A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature (1993), and Jack London (1994), and co-edited Rereading Jack London (1996). Dr. Reesman serves as executive coordinator of the international Jack London Society and as executive board member of the American Literature Association. She is married to John Aaron Reesman, G'81; they have a son, John Alexander Reesman (five).

Gail Silberthau Silverman, W'84, New York City, gave birth to twins, Michael Hugh and Rachel Elissa, on December 6. They join son, Daniel (two), and husband, David, and "they keep us all awake, busy and very happy." Gail is currently on maternity leave from American Express where she is director of marketing. "We hope to teach all three kids volleyball soon!"

Rabbi Amy M. Schwartzman, C'85, trsras@erols.com, was married, on November 23, to Kevin I. Moss, originally of London, who is a senior telecommunications manager for British Telecom. She is also happy to share that she has been named senior rabbi of the congregation, Temple Rodef Shalom, in Falls Church, Va.

Dr. Peter Sperandio, EAS'85, an anesthesiologist with the West Jersey Health System in Voorhees, N.J., and his wife, Claudia, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Peter Andrew, on June 24.

Peter Stelian, W'85, pstelian@lasalle.com, is pleased to announce the birth of his twin daughters, Bianca and Indigo, on December 8. "Mom, Helene, and the girls are doing well." Peter is a managing director with the LaSalle Partners Investment Banking Group in Chicago, and he is "looking forward to eight hours of consecutive sleep."

Janet Carmosky Zhang, C'85, e-mails from Shanghai, where she has lived since 1994. She and her husband, Nick, and son, Dylan (four), live in a quiet neighborhood in the former French Concession, in a home they recently purchased. Janet manages a retail business in Hong Kong and China, and also works as a strategy consultant for direct investment in China.

Gigi Boudreaux, C'86, and Arthur McQuillan, C'86, in Massapequa, N.Y., announce the birth of their third child, Devin Clare McQuillan, on October 31; she was welcomed to the family by big brothers, Brendan and Kieran. Gigi, a CPA, has developed her own tax practice and works part-time for Raich, Ende, Malter, Lerner & Co. in East Meadow. Arthur is a trial attorney with White, Quinlan, Staley & Ledwith in Garden City.

Jordan Foster, C'86, WG'91, hjfoster@usa.net, e-mails that he is still acting in New York, last year playing a lead role in The Art of Dating, and recently in The Brothers Karamazov, which opened at the Salon Theatre in late February. This play was produced by the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors' Lab. He also filmed a role in the feature Remembering Sex, to be released this year, and is also finishing a screenplay with film producer, Mike Jackman, C'85. The story takes place at Penn.

Dan Greenberg, EAS'86, has joined Harbor Research, a consultancy specializing in business strategy for electronics, telecom, and computer companies. He has moved back to Boston.

Dr. Anne Hunter, C'86, assistant director of the family-practice residency program at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, received the resident-teacher award of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Ernest F. Rosato, C'86, a vice president in the real-estate group at DLJ Investment Bank, lives in New York City with his wife, Susannah, and three children: Ernest Francis (five), William (three), and Colin (one).

James Rotherham, W'86, and his wife, Christine, announce the birth of their first child, Brianna Rose Rotherham, on April 25, 1997. "Little Brianna was two months early and weighed in at 3lbs, 8oz, and was 16 1/2 inches. Mom and daughter did just fine and Brianna is growing like a weed."

Dr. Daniel M. Feinberg, C'87, recently joined the faculty of Penn's School of Medicine as clinical assistant professor of neurology. He finished a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in June and moved back to Philadelphia in July. His wife, Dana, and he had a son, Samuel Aaron, on January 14.

Gloria Sung-Yun Ha, C'87, and her husband, Scott, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Jessica Margaret Hyman; she joins brother, Trevor Scott (two). Gloria left her own law firm in 1986 to work for the San Francisco branch of the New York City-based company Risk Enterprise Management, Ltd.

Dr. Kathleen Zinger Reape, C'87, M'91, recently passed her oral board certification in obstetrics and gynecology and is a doctor at the Bryn Mawr Regional ob/gyn. She and her husband, David, have a son, Noah, born on September 6, 1995, and are expecting another baby in late April.

William J. Rosato, C'87, GAr'92, is married to Susan Lee Rosato, GAr'92, and they live with their two-year-old son, William, in New York City. Susan works at Chase Securities in its real estate investment banking group and William is a senior construction manager at Bovis Construction Management.

Rose Marie Torelli, C'87, married Aaron Franklin Hahn III, CGS'91, in May last year. They live in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and their e-mail address is frankhahn@mindspring.com.

Joel Friedlander, W'88, L'92, and Julie Ann Sandler, L'92, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariel Hope Friedlander, on September 30. Joel is a partner in the Wilmington, Del., law firm of Bouchard, Friedlander & Maloney Huss where he specializes in Delaware corporate-law litigation. He is also an adjunct professor of equity at Widener University School of Law. Julie retired from the practice of law, but has continued her career as an aerobics instructor.

Dr. Tom Fullerton, WG'88, tomf@utep.edu, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida and is now an assistant professor of economics and finance at the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition to his teaching duties, he also manages an international-forecasting project for the Texas Center for Border Economic Development.

Dr. Katherine C. Kelley, C/G'88, received her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago in December. She was awarded a two-year, post-doctoral research grant from the National Science Foundation. She lives with her husband, Dr. Willem M. Roosenburg, Gr'92, in Athens, Ohio.

Rafael Rosato, C'88, is engaged to Francie Domijan and they will marry in Philadelphia next month (May). He is an account executive with Tokai Financial Services in Chicago.

Robert Alpern, W'89, Rob.Alpern@EagleRealtyGroup.com, last year married Cara Bardes, a fine artist specializing in abstract paintings; they live in Cincinnati. He recently was promoted to director of the commercial division of Eagle Realty Group, where he oversees the brokerage services and commercial-property management operations.

Jonathan H. Bari, C'89, Stamford, Conn., jbari@ct.rr.com, e-mails that after graduating with his MBA from Columbia Business School, he joined Time Warner's Road Runner Group as director, business development. Jon is responsible for designing the strategy and tactics to develop Road Runner, a high-speed, cable-modem online service delivered to consumers' PCs. Prior to joining Road Runner, he was a consultant for the Comcast@Home Network.

Shawn Fields-Meyer, C'89, and her husband, Tom Fields-Meyer, are delighted to announce the arrival of their third son, Noam Rabin Fields-Meyer, who was born in New York City on December 29. He joins brothers Amiel and Ezra.

Yael Levy, C'89, and Dr. Joshua Needleman, C'87, Joshneed@aol.com, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Erez Yonatan, on December 13. Yael and Josh live outside of Philadelphia, where Yael is a staff attorney at the Women Against Abuse Legal Center and Josh is a third-year pediatric pulmonary fellow at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Dr. Kathi Makoroff, C'89, and Dr. Jeffrey Grass, W'89, Cincinnati, married in Pittsburgh on May 25. They are recent graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine: Kathi completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Jeff is a radiation oncology resident at the University of Cincinnati.

John J. Pease III, W'89, Lafayette Hill, Pa., writes that he has been appointed an Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment, he was an associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia. He had graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1992.

Suzanne Pappas Quint, C'89, New York City, married Joe Quint, head of his own advertising and graphics-design company, on August 23. Penn attendees included best man (who had originally introduced them), Robert Susser, C'89, her cousin and maid of honor, Cleo Alexiades, W'88, and Christopher Tsakalakis, W'89. Suzanne is director of subscriptions for Disney Magazine Publishing, which publishes Family Fun, Discover, Disney Adventures, and Disney magazine.

Nate Scott, C/GEd'89, and his wife, Christine, are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Colin Robert, on November 4. Colin joins big brother, Kyle Lowry (two). Nate is supervisor of social studies and world languages at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, N.J., where Chris teaches English and theater. He is also an assistant coach for Penn's lightweight football team and is working part-time on his doctorate in education in school administration.

Daphne Tchao, C'89, has joined Rogers & Wells in New York City as an associate attorney in the intellectual-property department, specializing in trademarks. She recently wrote articles on trade dress, changes in Japanese trademark law, and protection of trademarks in Europe.

1990s

Dr. Belinda Chan, C'90, e-mails that she and Peter Schott, W'90, are married and live in Santa Monica, Calif. She finished medical school at Yale and has just joined the faculty at UCLA, in the Department of Internal Medicine. "If any Penn people are in L.A. and need a new, primary-care doctor, they can find me at the UCLA-Iris Cantor Women's Health Center (310) 794-9830, or at the UCLA-Santa Monica 3rd St. office (310) 393-6793."

Craig Jacoby, C'90, craig@impactonline.org, e-mails that "after an interminable courtship that had started to worry" their families and friends, he and Jenny Lefcourt, W'91, were married during Labor Day weekend in San Francisco. Craig graduated from Stanford Law School, and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1996. He spent a year clerking for a federal district-court judge in San Francisco and is now an associate at the law firm of Cooley Godward in San Francisco. He is also chair of Impact Online, a non-profit organization that matches volunteers with nonprofits over the Web. Jenny is now a dive master and a student at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.

Alisa S. Joseph, C'90, aljoe@ix.netcom.com, who is completing her master's degree in physical therapy at the University of Miami, proudly announces her engagement to Jamie F. Glick, who is also completing a master's in physical therapy, but at Columbia University. They will be married in May 1999.

Victoria Zinger Rindone, C'90, and Lt. Col. Frank Rindone, G'90, announce the birth of their second child, William Frank, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on November 5. Bill joins his big sister Sarah, who was born July 7, 1995. The family lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where Frank is serving as the U.S. Defense Attache for Bangladesh and Nepal; starting in the summer of 1999, he is to serve in that role to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vicky is on an extended leave of absence from the State Department. They will return to the Washington area this summer. Their e-mail address is frindone@citechco.net. Vicky's sister, Dr. Kathleen Zinger Reape, C'87, M'91, was on hand for the delivery. Kathy just passed her oral board certification in obstetrics and gynecology and is a doctor at the Bryn Mawr Regional ob/gyn. She and her husband, David, have a son, Noah, born on September 6, 1995, and are expecting another baby in late April. Vicky added that her Penn roommate, Dr. Wendy Lou, C'90, will finish her dermatology residency in June, while Wendy's husband, Dr. Siu-sun Yao, C'87, is completing a cardiac fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. They are looking to join private practices in the greater New York area. They have one son, Christopher, who was born on September 30, 1996.

Thomas Silk, C'90, after four years in the U.S. Navy, and four years at Monitor Company as a management consultant, is returning to Penn to get his MBA from Wharton. "Until I start school this fall, I can be reached at AhoyM80@aol.com."

Jessica Zoob, C'90, and Robert M. Donahue Jr., C'90, were married at the Somerset Club in Boston in June.

Karen Lebiedzinski Freundlich, EAS'91, in July, joined Omni Environmental Corporation in Princeton, N.J., as a senior engineer, where she specializes in water resources and computer modelling. She married Dr. Joel S. Freundlich on September 13. "We actually lived across the Charles River for four years without ever meeting. Joel was finishing his Ph.D. in chemistry at MIT and we met at a Cornell alumni happy hour in Boston in March 1996. Our wedding reception was held in a castle museum in Doylestown, Pa., and Penn alumni Sueko Kumagai, C'91, Sueann King Schorr, C'91, and Sandra Rosen, Nu'90, were in attendance. We honeymooned in Nantucket, Mass. We now live in Princeton and enjoy running, biking, and visiting Boston every chance we get."

Suzanne Anderson Kaiser, EAS'92, married Steven J. Kaiser on April 19, 1997 in Princeton. Katie Ternus Jones, C'92, was the matron of honor. Also in attendance were: Kim Killmer, EAS'92, GEng'96, Nettie Ham, EAS'91, Gary Lipshutz, C'90, Mike Meteer, W'92, Amy Shaw Hosler, EAS'92, GEng'93, Matt Hosler, C'92, Tracey Clark, EAS'92, Derek Stikeleather, C'93, Pete Trinh, EAS'92. Susan is a regulatory affairs manager at Advanced Bioresearch Associates in Rockville, Md., and Steve is a third-year associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, & Hamilton in Washington, D.C.

Milton Lee, C'92, New York City, is in his fifth year at Baring/ING Securities; he is currently a vice president, trading in Latin American equities.

Ariann Siegel Lewis, C'92, Plainview, N.Y., married Rick Lewis, director of the Bay Terrace YM-YWHA in Queens, in 1994. She received her master's in occupational therapy from New York University in January 1996, and works in pediatrics. And, "the best news of all," they joyously celebrated the birth of their son, Zachary Oren, on July 7.

Gerard Rosato, C'92, Ardmore, Pa., is a golf pro with the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.

Susan Lee Rosato, GAr'92, is married to William J. Rosato, C'87, GAr'92, and they live with their two-year-old son, William, in New York City. Susan works at Chase Securities in its real estate investment-banking group and William is a senior construction manager at Bovis Contruction Management.

Damon H. Young, C'92, young.damon@mayo.edu, completed an MHA at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1994. Recently, he joined the months-old Mayo Health Plan Arizona, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., as provider network administrator, having been with Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, Calif. MHPA is the Mayo Clinic/Foundation's first health plan in its 120-year history.

Liza Gross Draper, C'93, Boston, is now director of core development for UNIFI Communications, an international-messaging company based in Lowell. Her sons, Jason (14) and Daniel (almost three), are learning to ski. In their spare time, she and her husband, Richard Seaman, organize an annual road race to benefit two local children's charities, the Tot Trot and the Italian Home for Children; see their Web site www.tottrot.org. "If you're in Boston on September 13 -- bring your kids and join us!"

Evelyn S. Pan, C'93, evelyn@sado.org, graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in May 1996 and is currently living in Ann Arbor, Mich. Evelyn works for the Appellate Defender in Detroit, where she represents indigent criminal defendants in their post-conviction and direct appeals.

Dr. Joy M. Hamilton White, C'93, married Martin White, C'89, in July 1994. They live in Richmond, Va., with two children, Martin II and Jacquelynne. Joy is currently an intern with the Medical College of Viginia Hospitals and Marty is coaching football at Randolph-Macon College.

Debbie Algazy, C'94, and Josh Fredberg, GEng'95, WG'97, were engaged in December. Josh is a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting Strategic Services. Debbie will work as an assistant product manager at the Gillette Company after she receives her MBA from Wharton in May. A November wedding is planned, and the couple will live in Boston. Various Penn grads will be part of the wedding party; bridesmaids include: Dana Rebak, C'94, Abbey Roth, C'94, and Alissa Stonehill, C'94; and groomsmen include: Jeff Algazy, C'91, Bob Juneja, WG'97, and Mark Gerstein, WG'97.

Katherine Ardalan, C'94, and Ian Hochman, C'94, hochman@ca11.uscourts.gov, are pleased to announce that they are engaged and plan to marry in May 1999. Kathy is a third-year medical student at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Ian was admitted to the Florida bar last fall and is currently serving as law clerk to the Hon. Lacey A. Collier in the U. S. District Court for the Eleventh Circuit.

Amy Flynn, C'94, amyflynn@csi.com, lives in Sydney and spends "most of my time searching for the perfect caffe latte and hoping to learn to bodysurf." She married a New Zealander, Jerome Burke, in mid-March. "We'll be passing through the U.S. at some time on our way to London to settle down permanently and would love to catch up with old classmates along the way."

Sandy Turcic Warden, W'94, e-mails that she and Joseph Warden, C'94, were married on August 9. She is a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Joe is a national account manager at Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. "Penn has been a great place for our family. Joe's parents, William Warden, WG'66, and Rosemary Sweeney Warden, CW'66, and sister, Anne Warden, C'90, are also Penn alums."

2nd Lt. Douglas W. Gavin, C'95, Mpgavin@hotmail.com, graduated from the military-police-officer basic course at Ft. McClellan, Ala., in September. He is currently serving with the 2nd Military Police Company, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Camp Casey in Korea, as a 2nd-lieutenant platoon leader for 2nd-platoon "Regulators."

Sara Farley Gibbons, C'96, is engaged to Brian Holland, EAS'96. Sara is in her second year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Brian is in his second year at the Medical College of Georgia. A wedding is planned for June 20 on the Pittsburgh campus, and Sara and Brian are "looking forward to seeing some Penn alums at the wedding."



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