Dr. Ralph Landau ChE37 Hon93, consulting professor of economics and chemical engineering at Stanford University and a research fellow at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government, in April received the Chemical Heritage Foundations the petrochemical-heritage award for his leading contributions to the chemical enterprise.
Dr. Jack Cole M41 graduated from Penn in time to become an infantry-battalion surgeon, serving in Normandy during the Second World War. He later practiced family medicine in Bethlehem, Pa., and served with the Peace Corps in Afghanistan, India and Africa. In January he published Wandering Voices: A Collection of Verses (Mellen Poetry Press).
Dr. Mary Fuss Mostertz CW41 in November served as a reviewer on special-education curriculum for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Mary also serves as president of the Womens Class of 1941.
Irving Levine C42, founder and president of the Copley Fund, Inc., achieved for it the number-one ranking by Lipper Equity Fund Performance Analysis Services for 5-years- and 15-years periods, ending in December, in the speciality diversified-equity-fund category. And he achieved tennis rankings of No. 1 in New England in 75 singles, No. 1 in New England in 70 doubles and No. 9 nationally in 75 singles.
Lorraine Rosenau Alexander CW45 has just had an exhibition of collage paintings at Art Forms Gallery in Manayunk, Philadelphia.
Estelle Rubin Brager CW49 was re-elected to a six-year term as supervisor of Upper Southampton Township, Pa. She retired recently from the board of the Heritage Conservancy (formerly Bucks County Conservancy) having served 12 years, seven as vice president. She remains a member of the conservancy review committee that designates historic properties.
Sr. Jane Burns G50, a Medical Mission Sister, celebrated her golden jubilee as a sister in February. She had served in Bangladesh and the Philippines; now she is co-director of the orders Peace Hermitages at its North American head offices in Fox Chase, Pa.
Dr. Madeleine Joulli» G50 Gr53, the Class of 1970 Professor of Chemistry at the University, received the Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences of the American Chemical Society, for her 40 years in chemistry teaching and research in which she encouraged women to choose careers in chemical sciences and engineering.
Bernard R. Kornhaber G50, having retired from Brunswick Corp. and living in Tucson with his wife, Sue, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Arizona in December. In addition to taking graduate courses in fine arts, he serves on the Theatre Arts Advisory Board of the University of Arizona.
Dr. Cyril F. Conway C51 practiced ob-gyn in the Philadelphia area and emergency medicine in Williamsport, Pa., retiring in 1992. Last year he published While the Banshee Cried: The Demise of the Irish Brigade in the American Civil War (Emerald Isle Publishers). He plans to publish another Civil War noveland is writing a third, on ante-bellum medicine.
Bob Hunt W51 retired last year as a lead computer programmer at the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia, after 42 years of government service, originally in accounting. My wife and I now enjoy going to Atlantic City casinos, traveling and baby-sitting grandchildren.
Dr. George B. Kauffman C51 is the recipient of the American Chemical Societys award this year for research at an undergraduate institution. A contributing editor of eight journals, he also presented the introductory plenary lecture, Coordination Chemistry at the Turn of the Century, at the 17th Conference on Coordination Chemistry in Bratislava, Slovakia, last June. His 17th book, Metal and Nonmetal Biguanide Complexes, was published last year by New Age International Publishers.
Robert I. Siver W51 was appointed president of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., in late February. He continues as a consultant to hospitals in Florida.
Bill Steltzer C51 GEd57, Kennett Square, Pa., retired in 1988 as a school principal, and then spent 12 days walking across England with a friend. This became a post-retirement hobby of walking across European countries, some states here at home, and across assorted other places. Portugal took eight days, but San Marino only three hours and the Vatican City a brisk 15 minutes. In February he was in China, accompanying a daughter who adopted a child therebut not planning on walking across China.
Peter Bennett M52 GM56, a retired psychologist in Langley, Wash., joined Global Volunteers, an international development organization, in its volunteer aid project with people in the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Mont., for seven days over the New Year; he worked with 10 children at a medical center there.
Bernard E. Bernstein W52, the senior partner of the Knoxville law firm of Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP, was elected chair of the newly organized University of Tennessee Health System in January. He also serves on the board of Saks Inc., the parent company of Saks of Fifth Avenue and other regional department stores. He is the father of Barri E. Bernstein C79, executive director of the Tennessee Bar Foundation in Nashville, and Mark W. Bernstein W81, president of SpringStreet.com in San Francisco.
J. Russell (Czerniejewski) Hawthorne MtE53 has retired. He began his career in 1957 as a research metallurgist at the Naval Research Laboratory. Retiring from there in 1984, he joined Materials Engineering Associates, Inc., an R&D firm specializing in structural materials research. His own consulting company was formed in 1996. He spent his entire career planning and directing studies on radiation effects to nuclear power reactor materials, especially those employed for the pressure vessel and fuel supports. His early research is credited with the technological break-through revealing the principal cause of variable sensitivity to radiation-induced embrittlement among conventional steels. His subsequent research demonstrated that highly radiation-resistant materials could be produced commercially at will. His metallurgical guidelines for tailoring steels for radiation service are in use worldwide. He founded the International Group on Radiation Damage Mechanisms in Structural Materials. He has more than 100 technical publications and two books to his credit. His research awards include the ASTMs Charles B. Dudley Medal (1973), the ASM George Kimball Burgess Memorial Award (1973) and the ANS Outstanding Achievement Award (1979); the ASTM named him a fellow in 1986.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W54, professor and chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was awarded honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Arthur D. Beard C55 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that his first year as an independent consultant and workshop leader was busy and fulfilling. Retiring from the DuPont Co. in early 1999, he founded ArtBeard, Inc., which assists business and marketing teams with strategy development. He also co-founded, with four other retired DuPont execs, Atlantic Marketing Workshops, LLC, which provides fast, business-to-business marketing training. Art has also coached internationally on marketing. This summer he and Sharon will relocate themselves and ArtBeard, Inc., from Delaware to New Hampshires Lakes Region.
Joel M. Ebert W55 is most happily retired in sunny, sublime and seductive Sarasota, Fla. Having recently moved to a beautiful new home in a community known as The Landings, I now look forward to my coming marriage to the also sublime Barbara A. Willows. We do anticipate the Class Reunion in May.
Dr. Bernard H. Ross W55, professor of public administration at American University, has been appointed director of its world capitals program. He manages 15 overseas sites with about 450 students from American and other U.S. colleges and universities who are studying and doing internships abroad.
Maj. Gen. Felix A. Santoni W55, Fort Buchanan, P.R., finally retired from full-time employment last December and moved on to the things I enjoy. Last July he was appointed to the advisers board of the Association of the U.S. Army and in October received its citation for exceptional service. We continue to serve on the board of the Angel Ramos Foundation, Puerto Ricos largest private foundation.
Lee Hargrave C56 EE57, who maintains a business consultancy in Venice, Fla., has written Plan for Profitability! How to Write a Strategic Business Plan (www.hargrave.com).
Dr. Robert B. Daroff C57 M61 is chief of staff and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and professor of neurology and associate dean at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Recently he was awarded an honorary professorship in the Astana State Medical Academy by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education, Culture and Public Health; he is the only American so recognized.
Dr. Michael Eigen C57 recently published his seventh book, Toxic Nourishment (Karnac Books), about fusions of toxins and nourishment pervading emotional life. He is a keynote speaker in Dublin this June at a meeting co-hosted by the European Association for Psychotherapy and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. And in September he is keynote speaker at the Westchester (N.Y.) Psychoanalytic Institute.
Neil Schwab W57 is vice president for investments and a certified financial planner with Salomon Smith Barney in Allentown, Pa. After getting an MBA from Lehigh University, I have been in the investment business since 1962. The only other claim to fame I have is my position as the public-address announcer for the Allentown Jets professional basketball team for about 18 years.
Dr. James F. Tucker Gr57, retired senior vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Va., and a former president of Virginia State University, delivered the first Timme Lecture at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.; he spoke on the economic history of this century.
Dr. Michael R. Dietz M58, who is in charge of an ICL program at the Refractive Surgery Center of the Eye Foundation of Kansas City, will take part this month in a symposium on the future of eye care presented by the foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Richard Janeway M58 GM62, professor of medicine and management and emeritus executive vice president for health affairs at Wake Forest University, received its highest award, the Medallion of Merit, in early February. He joined the Wake Forest medical faculty in 1966 and served as dean for 23 years.
Dr. Leonard Abrams GD59, clinical professor in periodontics at the University, received the distinguished-lectureship award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation last December.
Heloise Bertman Levit CW59 recently received a masters in art history from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Ginger writes from Richmond, It has been a big help in helping me to select excellent paintings at the Paris auctions and in the French provinces. We now have a baby granddaughter, Carmen Eliza, who lives in Atlanta, so we make frequent visits to see her. Interest remains high here in the acquisition of fine paintings with good provenances.
Michael D. Siegel W59 writes that since graduating from Penn, I built a small popcorn manufacturer into a large snack-food processor and sold out to Nabisco Brands in 1979. From 1983 through the nineties, I built other snack-food venture groups. He also served as president, CEO and chair of Amerifoods, Inc. Currently he is president of Global Household Brands, which manufactures such nationally advertised household products as Carpet Fresh, X-14 Mildew Remover and 2,000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
Dr. Mark L. Belafsky C60, Cherry Hill, N.J., retired from the active practice of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery in 1999 after 30 years. He continues as chair of the Medical Advisory Commission of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (where he has served for the past 16 years), and as a member of the National Medical Advisory Board of the Association of Boxing Commissioners. His wife, Betty Forman Belafsky CW62, continues in the active practice of law in Haddonfield. Their daughter, Dr. Caryn Belafsky C88, practices internal medicine and pediatrics in Ashland, Ore.; their son, Dr. Peter Belafsky is completing his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Tulane Medical School, and will enter a fellowship in laryngology at Wake Forest University in June.
Dr. Ferdinand A. DeAntonis C60 retired last December as director of technology and commercialization in the polymers division of AlliedSignal Inc.; he had spent 35 years in private industry. He is keeping busy as a member of the adjunct chemistry faculty at Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County.
Avrom I. Doft W60 was elected president of Jewish Education of Greater New York, an agency of UJA-Federation. He adds my second granddaughter, Dara Minnie Doft, was born on Feb. 24 to my children, Jacob W. Doft W91 and Suzanne Weiss Doft C92.
Dr. J. Wayne Streilein M60, president and director of research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, received an award from Research to Prevent Blindness and the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard University. An immunologist, he is known for his work on acute and chronic inflammatory eye disease.
Richard S. Weinstein W60 <email@example.com> is now associated as a realtor with Arvida Realty Services in Broward County, Fla.
Dr. Malcolm Zola DM60 closed his oral and maxillofacial surgical practice in 1997 after 36 years, and moved to Florida, where he was founding chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the College of Dental Medicine of Nova Southeastern University. After two years in the sun, we returned to the Northeast to be closer to family, and I am now associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at NYU College of Dentistry, commuting from our new home in Fairfield, Conn. His article on Sinus Augmentation and Implant Placement in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta will appear in the April issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Myra C. Weisgold CW61 recently completed installation of a centennial sculpture of three, life-size bronze figures, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Appalachian State University. Last year she was awarded prizes at the National Sculpture Societys annual juried exhibition and at the Allied Artists of America Exhibition in New York for her piece, A Little Child Shall Lead Them. She was also chosen for the millennium restrospective exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, Masterworks of American Scupture, at the Fleisher Art Museum in Scottsdale, Ariz.
L. Anderson Daub W62, president of Brown-Daub-Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Volvo, received this years Time Magazine quality-dealer award. He lives in Forks Township, Pa., with his wife, Carolyn.
Dr. Howard S. Pitkow C62 G63, professor of physiology at Temple University School of Medicine, and past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, was elected president-elect of the National Association of Academies of Science in February.
Edward J. Bergman C63, an attorney/mediator in Princeton, N.J., teaches negotiations and dispute resolution in the Wharton School. He spent January in India conducting workshops on negotiation for executives in Bombay, New Delhi and Bangalore.
Edward F. Mannino C63 L66, a partner in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., and chair of the litigation department of its Philadelphia office, was named one of Pennsylvanias Ten Top Trial Attorneys by The National Law Journal. He had been named one of its top litigators, and is the only Pennsylvania lawyer to have won both these awards.
Samuel S. Pearlman C63 L66, a partner in the old Cleveland law firm of Berick, Pearlman & Mills, has joined the firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as a partner in its corporate practice, with the merger of the two firms.
Ernest E. Price C63 recently retired from a business career and took a position as director of academic affairs for the University of Phoenix in San Diego, Calif.
Idaherma Williams GFA63, a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J., has an e-mail address <firstname.lastname@example.org> and a Web site (www.superlink.net/~idwill), which lists her upcoming exhibits. She was recognized artist-of-the-year by the Marconi Foundation of New Jersey.
J. James Flynn C64 GAr73, senior vice president since 1997 at 3D/International, Inc., in charge of its operations in the Southeast, was elected to its board of directors.
Marsha Wright Johnson CW64 and her husband, Richard Johnson W64, have returned to the U.S. after spending more than 30 years in Asia; they now live in Nokomis, Fla.
Dr. Regina Bausher Mastrangelo GNu64, dean for 18 years of the Helene Fuld School of Nursing, part of Camden County Community College in Blackwood, N.J., was honored for her lifetime achievement as a nurse educator by the New Jersey State Nurses Association earlier this year.
Peter H. Watson W64, president of Old Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc., in Lansdale, Pa., received this years Time Magazine quality-dealer award. Peter lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Deborah.
Nancy Miller Goor CW65 and her husband, Ron, wrote Choose to Lose Weight-Loss Plan for Men (Houghton Mifflin) and Eaters Choice Low-Fat Cookbook (1999). New editions of their earlier books, Choose to Lose and Eaters Choice , were published in June last year.
David H. Lissy C65 L68 is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Ames Department Stores, Inc., based in Rocky Hill, Conn.; he joined the company in 1990, soon after its bankruptcy filing, and has seen its marked turnaround since. His wife, Maggie, runs a business they co-own, selling textiles for custom mens clothing.
Bruce L. Miller WG66 was appointed executive vice president of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee; he heads a new marketing department for the products of the companys financial network.
James K. Wright GAr66, assistant professor of architectural technology at Southern Illinois University, received a fellowship in February there to develop new teaching techniques and undergraduate course materials.
Lynn Tredinnick Bush CW67 <email@example.com> last September was appointed executive director of the Bucks County (Pa.) Planning Commission: the third executive director in its 45-year history. She had owned a planning consulting firm for many years. In 1998 she married George Bush, a land-use attorney. Her son, Daniel Froehlich C96, will marry Amy Rhodes C96 on June 24.
Dr. David M. Gershenson C67 was appointed chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is also professor of gynecologic oncology and director of the Blanton-Davis ovarian-cancer research program there.
Ana Maria Labrador-Bolden CW68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is delighted to announce her retirement on January 28. She is looking foward to being a lady who lunches, travels in the off season, volunteers and takes cooking classes.
John C. Howett Jr. C68, senior partner of Howett, Kissinger & Conley, P.C., in Harrisburg, Pa., was elected president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has also been appointed to a second three-year term on the domestic-relations-rules committee of the state supreme court.
Mary Lehman MacLachlan CW68 is president and chief investment officer of a new Internet wealth-management firm, Envestnet.com, which has offices in New York and Chicago and was planned to be officially launched this month. The firm will deliver investment management and technology services to independent financial advisers. My children are both involved in financial services in New York: Michael Lehman W93 is a vice president at DLJ and Katherine Lehman W97 is an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities.
Dr. Linda Nicholson CW68 recently moved to St. Louis to become the Susan E. and William P. Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Womens Studies and professor of history at Washington University.
Dr. Robert A. Schoenberg SW68 GrS89, director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at the University, was appointed chair of the National Consortium of Directors of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resources in Higher Education. He is currently writing a book about setting up and maintaining resource centers for sexual-minority students and employees on college campuses, to be published by Greenwood Press this fall.
Dr. Martin Blaser C69 <email@example.com> has recently returned to New York after a 27-year absence (Denver, Atlanta, Nashville) to become chair of the Department of Medicine at New York University. He and his family plan to live in Greenwich Village, and would enjoy hearing from old friends.
Diane Linen Powell CW69 was named chief marketing officer of lifescape.com, a Web site which provides free, comprehensive psychological information and resources online. Previously she was senior vice president of corporate communications for International Family Entertainment, which owns The Family Channel.
Harold T. Sorensen Jr. C69 played as a free agent in the NFL and Canadian league, but after four years was injured. He became a polygraph examiner for law enforcement and commercial interests throughout the East, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tom is currently an investigator and the chief examiner for the Office of Internal Affairs of the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriffs Office. His free time is occupied in fundraising and as president of the NFL Players Association, Retired, of South Florida; they hold an annual charity golf classic in early June. His youngest daughter is the kicker for her high-school football team.
Linda Curran Wexelblatt CW69 was nominated for the Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America for The Passion of Ayn Rand, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and aired on Showtime. It has received an Emmy Award (Helen Mirren) and a Golden Globe Award (Peter Fonda).
Dr. Lynne Goodstein CW70 has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies at Simmons College in Boston. She had been associate dean of the Graduate School at Pennsylvania State University.
David S. Pottruck C70 WG72 received, with Charles Schwab, as the co-CEOs of Charles Schwab, Morningstars first CEO of the year award; this recognized a company head who has put his or her stamp on an industry, while at the same time turning corporate success into greater wealth for shareholders.
Rosemary Arcari Schier CW70, was chair of the 57th annual Womens Club of Bala Cynwyd (Pa.) Antiques Show, a fundraiser for local charities and the upkeep of their historic 1912 club house.
Ian M. Comisky W71 L74, a partner in the tax and fiduciary department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, testified on proposed federal money-laundering legislation before the Subcommittee on Crime of the House Judiciary Committee.
Margit Novack CW71 GCP75 <Movesolver@aol.com> reports that her company, Moving Solutions, which provides customized relocation services for older adults, was named runner-up in the most innovative service category of this years Ben Franklin emerging-business awards. The firm has also started business development kits for entrepreneurs to start similar companies in other parts of the country.
Dr. Harry A. Zink M71 will present PrimesightWhat Did We Learn? at a symposium this month by the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Eye Foundation of Kansas City.
Dr. Kay Cothran Craigie Gr72 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was elected in January a vice president of the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio.
Dr. James M. Seltzer C73 M77, a practicing allergist/immunologist in San Diego, is very pleased that his daughter, Rachel, was accepted to the College and will attend Penn this fall. He keeps busy as an environmental consultant and pharmaceutical industry consultant, in addition to maintaining his part-time clinical medical practice. Past accomplishments include serving as chair of three committees of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and numerous publications, including serving as guest editor of the book, The Effect of the Indoor Environment on Health.
David H. Wollins W74 <DHWollins@cs.com> e-mails that he erroneously reported that Rick Jurmark W74 owed him a case of 74 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (in addition to the two magnums of 37 port): it was a case of 78. He was pleased that his last Alumni Note renewed contact with Steven Dreyfus W74 and Gene Charny C75. In addition, Spencer I. Browne W71 is the godfather to my five-year-old daughter, Alexandra, and a person with whom I share magnificent winealthough, to whine a little, not enough.
Dr. Louis E. Baxter C75, medical director of the physicians health program of the Medical Society of New Jersey, was recently appointed to the Center of Substance Abuse Treatments national advisory council. He will advise on the National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Plan, and on research issues and clinical aspects of addiction treatment.
Donald Fisher C75 is president and chief executive officer of the newly formed digital studio, Axiom Studio (www.axiomstudio.com). He had spent the bulk of his career with Soft-Switch, Inc, a Delaware Valley startup that was eventually acquired by Lotus Development Corp. He lives in King of Prussia, Pa., with his wife and two children.
Dr. Susan C. Slaninka GNu75, professor and assistant chair of nursing at West Chester University, received the Lindback distinguished teaching award there. Her research is on the psychosocial issues of cancer; she was co-editor of the journal Illnesses, Crises and Loss: Multidisciplinary Linkages. And she is editor of An Authors Guide to Nursing Journals.
Andrea J. Wagner CW75 and Edward R. Wiest C76, Medford, Mass., <email@example.com> are pleased to announce the birth of Henry Spencer Paul Wiest and Alice Meredith Wiest on Jan. 9.
C. Michael Deese G76 L76 was recently appointed to the board of trustees of Davidson College in North Carolina.
John McCartney WG76 was recently appointed to the board of trustees of Davidson College in North Carolina.
Jonathan E. Perelman W76 <firstname.lastname@example.org> became a director of Eherenkrantz &Sterling CPAs of Livingston, N.J., which is one of the states largest CPA firms. I provide a holistic approach to taxes, investments and personal finance. I live in North Caldwell with my wife, Lynne Strober (a well-known divorce attorney), our five-year-old daughter, Dani, and our three-year-old son, Max.
Dr. Keith L Wapner C76 was appointed clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Division of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, and director of the orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship program for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Andrew A. Chirls C77, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, was elected chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association in January. He was the plaintiffs attorney in the first case based on AIDS discrimination decided by a jury in Pennsylvania.
Edward M. DAlba GCE77, president and CEO of Urban Engineers, Inc., was elected chair of the PenJerDel Council, the lobbying and professional organization dedicated to improving the business climate in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He lives in Berwyn, Pa., with his wife, Karen, and two sons.
Dr. Braulio Mu“oz Gr77, chair of sociology and anthropology at Swarthmore College, has written A Storyteller: Mario Vargas Llosa Between Civilization and Barbarism (Rawman and Littlefield, New York and London).
Dr. Kenneth W. Ordene M77 is chair of of endocrinology and director of diabetes care at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. He is proud to announce that his daughter, Lauren, will be attending the College, a member of the Class of 2004.
Dr. Edwin S. Rosenberg GD77 D81, clinical professor of surgical sciences and professor of implant dentistry at New York University and clinical professor of periodontics at the University of Southern California, maintains a practice in Philadelphia; he had served as professor at Penns Dental School until 1991. He was awarded this years Saul Schluger Professorship at the University of Washington, and also received the Ma“uel Amador Guerrero Award, the highest award given to civilians in Panama, for his contributions to that country and its dental profession over the last two decades.
Abigail Kelman C78 <Atkelman@aol.com> and her husband, Peter Barg, are pleased to announce the arrival of Adina Rose on May 20. She joins Hannah, Alex and Emma. Proud aunts are Rabbi Naamah Kelman C76 and Paula Weiman-Kelman C76 GEd76.
Clarence D. Armbrister C79, vice president of PaineWebbers municipal-securities group, was appointed to the board of Philadelphias Moore College of Art and Design in February.
Ilana Stein Ben-Zeev C79 e-mails that her short lived (two-year) retirement has ended: weve completed a major renovation and expansion of our Huntington Woods, Mich., home and I have joined the Detroit law firm of Bodman, Longley and Dahling, resuming my commercial real estate and banking practice. My husband, Abraham, and I continue to watch in amazement as Jonathan (10) and Leora (six) grow from children we love into people we truly enjoy and cherish.
Barri E. Bernstein C79 is executive director of the Tennessee Bar Foundation in Nashville.
Anthony Cohn GAr79, an architect and senior designer with the New York firm of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, was promoted to senior associate in January.
Dr. Allen C. Guelzo G79 Gr86, dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern College, St. Davids, Pa., won the Lincoln Prize 2000 for his intellectual biography, Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President.
David D. Langfitt C79, an associate in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, was recently appointed co-chair of the Philadelphia Bars environmental-law committee.
Michael Scullin C79, an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Monteverde, McAlee, FitzPatrick, Tanker & Hurd, is program director of the Philadelphia Bar Associations twinning relationship with the comparable body in Lyon, France: each year three French lawyers do six-month internships with law firms in Philadelphia.
Dr. Leonard Sperling M79 has been named chair of dermatology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also has served on the teaching staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington since 1987.
Jeanne M. Szymczak-Timber W79 was appointed president of the North American operations, based in Greensboro, N.C., of H¬g, Inc., a Norwegian manufacturer of ergonomic seating.
Elaine Hughes Jenson C80 <email@example.com> and her husband, Mark, are the proud but exhausted parents of Emily Rose, born April 23, 1997. Now that Emily is attending St. Marys Nursery School (where I worked as a work-study student 20 years ago) on campus, I finally have time to submit this overdue announcement. I am a stay-at-home mom and realize that being a parent is the hardest job Ive ever had. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion.
Henry Kalter W80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Susan Annenberg Kalter, are the proud parents of two boys: their second son, Samuel, was born on Jan. 30.
Dr. David S. Miller C80 G81 GM92 has left the psychiatry department in Penns Medical School to become an associate professor of psychiatry in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also serves as chief of geriatric psychiatry at the Carrier Clinic, near Princeton.
Mark W. Bernstein W81 is president of SpringStreet.com in San Francisco.
Beth Blechman Brown C81 completed an MSW at the University of Denver in 1998 and works as a mental health counselor at a prenatal clinic in Aurora. She is happily settled in Denver with her children, Ryan (11), Joshua (eight) and Zoey (four), and would love to hear from classmates at <email@example.com>.
Scott G. Eagle W81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is vice president of marketing and Chief InstiGator at Internet start-up Gator.com. He lives in the Menlo Park, Calif., area with his wife, Debbie, and four-year-old son, Max.
John F. Lostys C81 <email@example.com> completed an assignment with Bucks Consultants in 1999, and joined Gorp.com (Great Outdoors Recreation Pages) in New York as a freelance Web programmer.
Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter GrEd81 was appointed vice president for external affairs at Audrey Cohen College in New York.
Mike Monheit W81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is CEO and co-founder of Omnient Corporation, an end-to-end e-business consulting and development firm with offices in Blue Bell, Pa., and New York. He was recently appointed to the Philadelphia E-Commerce Commission, which advances the city as a premier technology and e-commerce center. Omnient has recently signed strategic partnerships with Cable & Wireless, Grant Thornton and Screaming Media.
Edmund J. Behan L82 was named a partner in the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, where he practices trusts and estates law.
Eric Goodison W82 L87 is a partner in the corporate department of the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He lives in Armonk, with his wife, Lisa Mazure L87, and their two children Sara (10) and Harris (seven).
Nancy Greenberg W82 and her husband, Ken Greenman, joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Justin Ross, on Sept. 24. Homeowners in Scotch Plains, N.J., Nancy started her own business, Never Enough Time, a personal-assistant service for busy people, and Ken is a marketing manager at AT&Ts Basking Ridge headquarters.
Michael J. Shannon ChE82 has been named vice president and general manager of the petrochemical division and the engineering department of Ashland Specialty Chemical Co.
Dr. Rick Zinbarg C82 <email@example.com> and his wife, Gina, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Emily Wendel, on Dec. 26. In 1998, Rick returned to Northwestern University (where he received his Ph.D. in 1989) as an associate professor of psychology. He is also co-director of an anxiety and panic treatment program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Edward S. Beck GrEd83, director of the Susquehanna Institute in Harrisburg, Pa., in March was named practitioner of the year by the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors of the American Counselors Association.
Charles D. Johnson C83 has left the life at the big corporate law firm to teach economics and history at International Studies Academy, a public, magnet high school in San Francisco.
Lisa Learner GFA83, assistant professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., had an exhibition there of her latest paintings in a one-woman show in the spring. Two of her paintings were selected for a recent exhibit, Art of the State, at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, and another, Haverford Station, was bought by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is on display in the lobby of its Rhoads Pavilion.
David J. Sales C83 G84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., with his wife, Colette Olry de Labry, and three sons Declan Asher (five), Rowan Abraham (three) and Ethan Francis, who was born July 15. David graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987, and for 10 years has been a trial lawyer with Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, the last seven as a shareholder.
Dr. George C. Skarmeas Gr83, director of historic preservation for the Hillier Group Architects, was made principal in January. He is currently working on the modernization of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, and the conversion of the 1908 Girard Trusts buildings in downtown Philadelphia into a Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Tamar Brooks Stone C83 <email@example.com> e-mailed a note to update you on our existence. Weve welcomed Ester to our family; she joins siblings Chana Miriam (10), Binyamin Eliezer (eight), Shmuel (six), Devorah Leah (four) and Rivka (two). Were still in Brooklyn, still looking for a house. My husband, Dr. Aaron Stone C81, is working for Beth Israel Medical Center, as an internist at the Williamsberg Family Health Center. I fill in my time teaching the sewing arts at my daughters school, running a bereavement support group, and doing psychological consulting on a freelance basisand all that takes place when the kids are asleep! I will return to the Outside World when my kids are outta here.
Chuck Amos ME84 WG92 and Tracey Griffins Amos C86 WG93 proudly announce the birth of their second daughter, Amber Nicole Amos; she arrived on Nov. 16, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 20 inches. She joins her big sister Alexis, who turned two years old in February. The family lives in Silver Spring, Md. Chuck is currently a manager with Xpedior Inc., a five-year old telecom and Internet consulting firm based in Chicago, though he is based in Alexandria, Va., <Chuck.Amos@Xpedior.com>. Tracey is approaching her seventh year with PricewaterhouseCoopers: she is a principal consultant in its management consulting services based out of Fairfax <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jay Berman C84 WEv95 and Marie T. Berman CGS95 set up an online directory of Philadelphia restaurants (www.phillyrestaurants.com) in January.
Adam E. Jacobs C84, a certified criminal trial attorney, has joined as a partner the North Jersey and New York law firm of Supino & Jacobs.
Dr. Michael A. Maldonado EE84 <email@example.com> has been appointed assistant professor of medicine at the University. A member of the rheumatology division in the Department of Medicine, he has research interests in the immunology of systemic autoimmunity.
A. David Smith, Jr. W84 <PennPrez84@aol.com> has joined KLA-Tencor Corp. in San Jose, Calif., as a senior marketing manager. He, his wife, Laura, and two children, Shannon (eight) and Savannah (five), live in Livermore.
Brenda Maloof Anderson C85 sends greetings from New Zealand. Ive been living here for 3 1/2 years, after marrying my Kiwi husband, Gary, in October 1996. Weve been blessed with two lovely daughters: Rachel will be three in August and Sophie just celebrated her first birthday in February. Im now a full-time mum, after having worked for 10 years in the financial sector, first in banking, then financial systems and consulting. Before Rachel was born, I was a software analyst for Harvest Electronics, the same firm where Gary is an electronics engineer. Id welcome any e-mail correspondence from my old classmates <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jennifer Bilfield C85 was promoted to director of serious music at Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. She also serves as chair of the performance committee of the Music Publishers Association.
Dr. Elissa Jaffe Bookner C85 e-mails to tell about an enjoyable project I have undertaken with my husband, Scott. We have been writing cartoons and have developed our own Web site (www.CurvYourDog.com). Were not selling anything and simply are having some fun and looking for a little notoriety. We would love to have as many people as possible see our creations. By the way, in my spare time I practice emergency medicine at Weiler Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and have three wonderful children, Ilana (six), Molly (three) and Harrison (one).
Craig R. Carnaroli W85 was appointed vice president for finance and treasurer of the University in January. He had been director of health-care finance at Merrill Lynch & Co.
Regina Lee Salamone Geissler C85 married Philip N. Geissler on Jan. 23, 1999, in Lansdale, Pa.; they live in Bath.
Rayna Baum Lifson W85 and Robert Lifson W82 joyously announce the birth of Daniel Cole Lifson on Jan. 10; he joins Natalie Sara Lifson (18 months).
Joseph Lucci G85, a partner for the law firm of Woodcock, Washburn, Kurtz, Mackiewicz & Norris LLP, appeared on a panel at the National Conference on Litigating Patent Disputes in March.
Sam Shimer W85 and Janet Unker Shimer W85 WG89 are busy with their three children in Chappaqua, N.Y. He is a managing director of Counsel Corp. Ventures, an Internet investment firm, and she is a psychotherapist and marketing director at Samaritan Counseling Center, a non-profit agency, in Rye.
Alfredo Guerra W86 WG90 <email@example.com> was recently appointed chief financial officer of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla.
Alan Lasdon W86 and Cari Gilman SW98 are engaged; a wedding is planned for May 2001 in Boston. Alan is president of EPS Associates in Wynnewood, Pa. Cari is a market research analyst for Health Partners in Philadelphia.
Dr. Eva S. Moskowitz C86 was elected to the New York City Council last November, representing the East Side of Manhattan. She won with 66 percent of the vote and earned the endorsements of both The New York Times and the New York Post. Her campaign manager was Anessa Karney C92 L97, who is now her chief of staff.
Rod J. Rosenstein W86 <Rod.Rosenstein@USDOJ.gov> and his wife, Lisa Barsoomian, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Julia Paige Rosenstein, on January 27, at 5:00 a.m.; she weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 20.5 inches. The family lives in Bethesda, Md. Both parents are assistant U.S. attorneys, Rod in Maryland and Lisa in Washington.
Dr. Diane L. Spatz Nu86 GNu89 GrN95 writes, I figured it is finally time to put my update in. She was a staff nurse in obstetrics at Pennsylvania Hospital and taught at Thomas Jefferson University, then pursued a doctorate at Penn. Now an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, she is course director for two undergraduate classes: she received the schools faculty teaching award in 1998 and the advising award last year. Besides my hectic schedule at Penn, I have a husband, John Zimitski, a vice president and controller for Cananwill, a finance company. We have two cats and two houses, one in Center City Philadelphia and a vacation home in Sea Isle City, N.J. I have remained very active with my sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, and currently serve as trustee of its foundation and president of our alumnae organization in Philadelphia; I also serve as faculty adviser for the Penn chapter and key adviser for the chapter at Temple. I would love to hear from any of my sisters and friends, especially if you are coming to Philadelphia: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Stephen Spoonamore EAS/W86 <email@example.com> was recently named to the board of two Internet corporations: FullD .com, a financial-services rating and routing service in the B2C model, and zWeave.com, an apparel-sourcing company acting as a verticle infomediary in the B2B model. He continues to write plays and will have one, Where Everything Is Everything, open at New York Performance Works in September, starring Tony-winner Daisy Eagan.
Lisa Krutzel Katzman C87 e-mails that another Katzman has joined the world: a little earlier than expected (by almost a month), Caroline Isabel Katzman was born at 1:35 a.m. on January 14, weighing 6 lbs., 3 oz., measuring 19.5 in. long. Despite her early appearance, Caroline was in fine health and went home on time. Mother, Dad Evan and big brother David (three) are doing well. The absence of sleep has not quite taken hold yet due to the excitement.
Jonathan H. Newman L87, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a civil-litigation attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, in April was appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.
Dr. Stephanie D. Scott-Melnyk C87 had a very momentous first week of February. On Feb. 1, I received my Ph.D. in environmental psychology from the City University of New York Graduate School, and on Feb. 7, I gave birth to my first child, Zennon Austin Scott Melnyk. Zennon joins me and my husband, Les Melnyk, at our home in Washington. When not on maternity leave, I am a research associate at the Urban Institute, a think tank in Washington <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Scott A. Snyder EAS87 GEng90 Gr94 left the position of vice president at Lockheed Martin Telecommunications to become president and CTO of OmniChoice.com, an Internet startup in Wayne, Pa., that specializes in telecom, utility, and cable/satellite services for consumers and small businesses <email@example.com>. The big company shackles are finally offI feel liberated.
Beth Goodman Weisman C87 went on to do graduate work in film and literature, first at Brandeis and then at the University of Southern California Film School after leaving Penn. During that time, I discovered that I really loved teaching more than academics, so I became a high-school English teacher. My husband, Greg Weisman, and I married in 1991 and now have two truly terrific children, Erin (five) and Benny (two). We live in Los Angeles where Greg writes and produces TV animation. After taking a few years off to be a stay-at-home mom, Im now taking classes to become certified as a nursery-school teacher. Any out-of-touch friends [may] drop me a line at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael S. Balaban WG88, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Mid-Atlantic, a real-estate management, investment and development firm in Tysons Corner, Va., in February was named executive vice president.
Kathy Kay Brown Nu88 GNu91, her husband, Edward, and big sister, Allison, would like to announce the birth of the almost millennium baby, Alexandra Kay Brown, on 11:47 p.m., Dec. 30. Kathy is working as a senior health-care consultant for Health Care Visions and is also a professor at Duquesne University. Ed is a financial consultant for Merrill Lynchwhile Allison is a full-time two year old! Please keep in touch via e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Suzanne Castano Foy C88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been busy personally, academically and professionally for the past couple of years, so I finally have some news. I married Donald Foy on New Years Eve 1998 and completed an MBA at Georgia State, May 1999. I am currently working for Cox Communications (a provider of cable TV, telephone and Internet services) as director of customer care technology and am living in Atlanta. My home Web site is (www.foyhouse.com).
Girish Pancha GEE88, writes from San Francisco that he has founded an Internet startup, Zimba, after spending eight years at Oracle and, most recently, two at Informatica as vice president of R&D.
Elisabeth Preston C88 <email@example.com> married Oliver Abergel in December 1998. Both are lawyers in Ottawa; she is an associate with McCarthy Tetrault, specializing in high-tech business law and telecommunications, and he is a criminal-defense attorney. They are also pleased to announce the arrival in August of a boy, Bart; weighing in at 1100 lbs., he is an eight-year-old dark bay thoroughbred gelding that joins an outrageous number of cats and dogs at the Abergel-Preston home. Elisabeth would love to hear from old friends.
Mary Rhodes C88 and her husband, Scott, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Cecilia Casey on Jan. 24. The family lives in Tennessee where Mary is a stay-at-home mom. Old friends are invited to send e-mail to <Mary.C.Rhodes.C88@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Peter Semone C88 ventured off to Asia after Penn and has never returned to America, except for a brief two years at Cornell, where he received a masters degree in tourism and destination development. In the early nineties he founded P. T. Bali Triloka Candra, which manages travel and tourism logistics throughout the 17,000-island Indonesian archipelago. He lives on the island paradise of Bali and frequently travels throughout Indonesia and Asia. He can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Robert Alpern W89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Cara, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Lena Dorothy, on Dec. 30. The family, including chocolate lab Mandy, lives in Cincinnati. Rob recently was promoted to vice president at Eagle Realty Group, where he manages the brokerage and property management division. Cara is an artist specializing in abstract prints.
Julieta Cristal W89 left her post at Young & Rubicam after 10 years there and in November joined Grey Advertising, with responsibility for pharmaceutical advertising for GlaxoWellcome. She also recently bought her first home in New Rochelle, N.Y.
A. Lyn Escobar Nu89 announces her engagement to Joseph Kopal. She is a senior clinical analyst on the emerging-technologies Web team of Sentara Healthcare in Virginia Beach, Va.; and he is a television producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network. The wedding is planned for September in Virginia Beach.
David P. France C89 e-mails to inform my fellow alums that I am now working as a freelance researcher and booker for MSNBC, dayside and weekends. This change comes after a short stint as a production intern with the Charlie Rose show at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York. After beginning the JD-MBA program at Tulane University in 1992, I finally graduated in May last year. Yippee!
Esmeralda Galan C89 <email@example.com>, formerly managing editor of Molecular Pharmacology at Emory University, recently moved to the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and is now a book editor in their publishing division.
Avis M. Kinard W89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that after having military assignments as a JAG officer in the U.K., South Korea and Hawaii, I have returned to the mainland (San Antonio, Texas) to serve as an Air Force medical-law consultant.
Nona Balaban Kroll C89 and her husband, Dr. Spencer Kroll, announce the birth of their daughter, Juliana Isabel Kroll, on Feb. 10. She joins big sister, Ariel, who turned three in December. The family lives in Bethesda, Md. Nona is the in-house counsel for Visual Networks, Inc., a high-tech communications company <email@example.com>, and Spencer is an internist in Washington.
John Jacoppi C89 took a new position as director, business information, CNS at Janssen Pharmaceutica, a division of Johnson & Johnson based in Titusville, N.J. He and his wife, Necole Thurber Jacoppi C88, will move to Holland, Pa., with their 5-year old son, Spencer, in April.
Dr. Janet Kobrin Watson C89 G89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is on the faculty of the history department at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. While at graduate school at Stanford, she met her husband, Lane Watson, now an attorney in Hartford. They were married in 1993, with a dozen or so Penn alums making the trip up to Lake George for the wedding. Their first son, Ben, was born in 1996; he now has a little brother, Timothy, born last July.
J. Bradley Boericke L90, an associate in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, was elected partner in January; he concentrates on banking and financial-regulation law.
Daniel Cortes W90 <email@example.com> lives in Bogota and works for Banco Santander as treasury vice president. He has been married to Carolina Escobar for four years and they have a 10-month old boy.
Will Fox C90 WG96 recently accepted a position with Yantra (www.yantra.com), an Internet infrastructure firm in the Boston area, as director of business development. He develops their ASP strategy, as well working on other initiatives. Although I have truly enjoyed my 3+ years at Bain, this is an exciting new opportunity. Also, Carolyn and I will stay in our current apartment in Boston, so please call if you are in the area (617) 262-0326.
Jared Freedberg C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that after practicing in a corporate law firm environment for the past six years, I recently discarded my timesheets to join an Internet start-up firm, Cutler Systems Management, where I am director of strategic alliances and general counsel. Cutler provides outsourced Web application management solutions for corporate organizations. My wife, Rachel, and I live in Basking Ridge, N.J., and celebrated our third wedding anniversary in March.
Jackie Greene C90 married Josh Orenstein WG95 on May 30, 1999. After a post-wedding-day softball game, we left for Hawaii where we had an incredible time. There were many Penn alums at the wedding, including Jackies sister, Rabbi Lisa Greene W87 (who officiated), Judith Silverman C90 GEd97 (director of admissions for the Graduate School of Education), Suzanne Fischbein Rosenberg C90, Jennifer Dominitz C90, Samantha Marks Gordon W91, Ehud Gelblum EE/W90, Jared Freedberg C90, Dr. Margo Freedberg C90 D94, Rabbi Joel Sisenwine C90, Joel Todd Schwartz EAS/W90, Nancy Davis Brener C90 and Jason Brener C90, Mark Salamon C89, Liz Miller W89 WG95, Steve Kaufman C86, Vera Wu WG95, Josh Lipchin WG95, Marc Weinstein L93, Rob Herzog WG95, Mark Hastings WG95, Dan Cummings WG95, Scott Surek G95 WG95, Doug Rosefsky WG95, Len Kaplan WG95, Rabbi Faith Smith Dantowitz EAS87, Deborah E. Gilbert Smith Nu60, Sam Turkus Jr. W32, Bill Golden W45, Susan Evans GNu67, John Levi W59, Arnold Palmer W53 WG53, Fred Fraenkel WG73 and Ed Weinstein WG58. Since she graduated from Kellogg in 1995, Jackie has worked at Deloitte Consulting, focusing on the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Josh is the assistant consumer marketing director at Time Inc.s Teen People magazine.
Jennifer Larraguibel Gross C90 married Blake Gross at the Wee Kirk o the Heather in Las Vegas on Nov. 4. She is a reference librarian and assistant professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas <email@example.com>. He is an audit chemist with the I.T. Corporation. They met in Columbus, Ohio, and have lived in Las Vegas since 1998.
Glenn Kaufman W90 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who is a principal with American Securities Capital Partners in New York, will marry Kim Strauss this May in Miami.
Dr. Patricia Marin C90 obtained her masters from the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. in higher education policy from the University of Maryland. Penn was well represented at her Ph.D. graduation party last spring. She is currently working in Washington in the Office of Minorities in Higher Education at the American Council on Education. And she serves as the first president of Penns Association of Latino Alumni (ALA).
Barbara McGrath C90 GEd91 and Dr. Jeff Chen C90 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Waverly Jade Chen, on April 11, 1999. Jeff is an anesthesiologist with the Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pa.; and Barb is a manufacturing systems designer with Hershey Foods.
Whitney Morrill C90 is organizing a reunion of her 1990 DOE 410 classmates this Alumni Weekend; contact her via e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Steven Powell EAS90 was promoted to engineering manager of the hydraulics business unit at the Parflex division of Parker Hannifin <firstname.lastname@example.org>. He received his MBA from University of Houston in 1995. Nora and I moved back to Cleveland from Texas in 1996 to start family in proximity of our parents and brothers. Currently we have two sons, Morgan (almost three) and Evan (one).
Kirk Pulley W90 has joined the Los Angeles corporate-finance office of Goldman Sachs and continues to live in Manhattan Beach.
Karen Rasmussen C90 was promoted to vice president and account group supervisor at Pace, Inc., a pharmaceutical marketing and communications firm that is part of Lowe Healthcare World Wide. She and her partner, Karen Schuler Hill, live northwest of NYC in Lake Mohawk, N.J.
David Sapery C90 <email@example.com> has joined the Arlington, Va., office of Internosis as a senior systems architect in the Microsoft practice. He and his wife, Fern Abrams EAS90, live in Vienna with their spoiled cats.
Adam B. Sherr C90 GEd00 married Sarah
Jayne Walters Sherr Nu98 in her home town of York, Pa., on July
17. Sarahs dad was among the three clergy officiating at the wedding.
We had a plethora of alums in attendance. The best man was George
W. Schafer EAS89, and the parents of the groom, Dr. David Sherr
C66 GEE68 GrE74 and Bonnie Bechtel Sherr CW65 GEng70,
his sister Abigail Sherr C94 G95 and his maternal grandfather,
Aaron Bechtel C31, attended. Many Penn staff and these alumni
were there: Markus Barone EAS89, Kerry Vallance Bauerle C90, Gary
Brodbeck WEv95 and Kristin DiMezzes Brodbeck C94, Sylvia Caram
EAS99, R. Greer Cheeseman III EE77, Ashley Collins C98, Ryan Crocetto
C99, Sy Damle EAS/W99, Matthew Dunn EAS98, Lourdes Echevarria C94,
Linda Favinger Nu98, John Fincke C92, Sarah Floyd Nu98, Jamaal Garnett
W00, Jeffrey Greenhouse W99, Kushol Gupta C97, Meryl Mendelsohn Gupta
C97 V01, Richard Gusick C89 GEd91, Catherine Hardy Pakaluk C98,
Dianella Howarth C97, Fred Jauss C99 G99, Antoine Jones C99, Michael
Kasdan EE96 and Ilena Olster Kasdan C/Nu98, Kimberly Klimczuk
C99, Tina Lacuesta Nu99, Eric Lammers C87, Dawn Lanzalotti C96,
Lindsay Lion C98 GEd99, Thomas MacDonald G99, Kenneth MacFarlane
C/EAS94, Dr. Charles Maddow C94 and Debra Trueger Maddow C97,
Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C94 and Patrick Matthews C/W93, Maura
Moran Nu98, Edward Munoz W89, David Nemeth CGS89, Jeffrey Porten
C90 G90, Marshall Presser C66 G79, Mark Resnick GEE66, Mary Ann
H. Resnick OT67, Trish Quarmby W97, David Rubin W91, Dr. Charles
Terry C90 GM98 and Ivan Walrath C91. Adam is currently
employed in the campus dining-
Michael Tow W90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently began a new job as an in-house counsel at Micros Systems, Inc., which provides software and hardware solutions to the restaurant, hotel, and leisure and entertainment industries. Michael lives in Columbia, Md., with his wife, Debbie, and two sons, Seth and Josh.
Kristin Clark Vaccaro Nu90 <email@example.com> lives in Kennebunk, Maine, working as a nurse practitioner in a pediatric practice. She and her husband, Leslie, have two sons, Noah (five) and Isaac (18 months).
Kristin Smith Cahn von Seelen C91 married Dr. Ulf Cahn von Seelen Gr97 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., last October. Attending the wedding were Kristins mother, Flora Peterson Smith SAMP56, bridesmaid Rachel Kneeshaw W93, groomsmen Dr. Luca Bogoni Gr95 and Dr. Hany Farid Gr97, and Dr. Jana Koseck∑ Gr96, Dr. Milos Zefran GEng95 Gr96 and Dr. Barbara DiEugenio GEng90 Gr93. We missed Sara Falkinham Maxwell C91, whose daughter, Gracie, was born just before our wedding, but were in frequent e-mail contact, commiserating and congratulating, during the busy months leading up to both events. Ulf and I are living in Radnor, Pa. He is a computer scientist at Sensar, Inc., a start-up in Moorestown, N.J., developing iris biometrics systems. Im a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Penn, writing my dissertation and hoping to graduate in 2001. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Capt. Timothy Dunster W91 <email@example.com> e-mails that after nearly five years in Germany, my wife, Amy, and I returned to the U.S. for me to work with the White House Communications Agency in Washington. Named best financial analyst in the Air Force for 1998, I remain on active duty and provide presidential-communications support and military-budget expertise for the agency. I am also pleased that I finished my MBA from Colorado State University in August.
Mitch Gordon C91 recently executed a merger of his L.A. based company with two other e-business organizations to form Spectria, where he serves as chief operating officer: it delivers e-commerce, business intelligence and knowledge-management solutions to various Fortune 1000 companies (www.spectria.com). He and his wife, Dawn, are living happily alongside The Strand in Hermosa Beach.
Thomas Hayes EAS91 and Zerlina Chen
Hayes EAS/W92 were married in Napa, Calif., last April. Adine
Nahum Frank EAS/W92 and Kiki Li EAS/W92 were bridesmaids,
and Ken Norris C91 a groomsman. Penn guests included Katie
Hayes Whitman EAS87, Marina Sieh C92, Kirsten Peters Nathanson C92,
Sandy Lee C92, Victor Ng C/W91, Victor Lopez W92, Ed Goldstein W90,
Adam Borneleit C/W90, David Spyra EAS/W92 and Rich Yang C/W91.
Thomas and Zerlina live in San Francisco, where he picks stocks for
Stephanie Renee McNeal W91 was cast in the world premiere of The Hidden Sky, a musical based on a short story by Ursula K. LeGuin. The show was being produced by the Prince Music Theater (formerly the American Music Theater Festival) and was scheduled to run in Philadelphia, Feb. 29 to March 19. Early talk say the show is bound for a stint in the Big Apple, so keep your ears peeled for more news.
Ciara OConnell C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, John Nowaczyk, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Ryan Francis Nowaczyk; born 10 weeks premature on Sept. 26, he weighed only 3 lbs. at birth, but in February tipped the scales at nearly 10 lbs. and is very healthy. In addition to Ryan, Ciara and John are nurturing their other baby, a recently launched company, Augur Financial Analysis, Inc. (www.augurfinancial.com), which provides analytical services for corporate finance. Located in Wilmington, Del., it is a member of The Project Capital Group, LLC.
Dorit Opher Shapiro C91 <DoritShapiro@yahoo.com> and Jeffrey Shapiro welcome their daughter, Mara Jordan Shapiro, on Feb. 8. Mom, Dad and Mara are all doing great, and living in suburban Maryland.
Audrey Chang C92 married Michael Vernick at Meridian House in Washington, on June 19, 1999. It was a beautiful spring afternoon, exceptional for that time of year in D.C. The groom comes from a family of Penn alums: parents Jerome Vernick C58 and Sandra Barenbaum Vernick CW64, grandparents Herman M. Barenbaum W32 L35 and Ethel S. Barenbaum Ed33 L36, and Morris Vernick W29 L32, and uncle Dr. Richard Vernick C63. Audreys classmate and close friend, Adine Nahum Frank EAS/W92, was a bridesmaid. Other alums attending included Deborah Bass C92, Elissa Laitin EAS93, Cindy Lin C92, Leslie Schneider C92, Tracy Work Bowen Nu94 and Stefanie Hsu W99. The couple honeymooned in Paris and Bordeaux; they live in Washington, where Audrey works at Burson-Marsteller and Mike is an attorney with Hogan & Hartson.
Suzanne Weiss Doft C92 and Jacob W. Doft W91 are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Dara Minnie Doft, on Feb. 24; she weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.
Courtney J. Gerber GEd92 is engaged to Christopher E. Kunzelmann; they will marry on June 3. She is the vice president of corporate marketing and foundation relations for The Welfare to Work Partnership in Washington.
Dr. Noreen Reilly Harrington C92 and her husband, Dr. Joseph Harrington, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Joseph Timothy, on Dec. 17, at 10:11 p.m. He was 7 lbs., 12 oz., and 20 inches. Noreen is a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Joe is chief resident in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and this July will join a private practice in the Boston area.
Peter A. Jones L92 was recently named partner in the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King LLP, which is based in Syracuse, N.Y.; he is a member of its labor department.
Susan Orman Schnall C92 and Rick Schnall W91 just moved to the Bay Area from Manhattan in February and so far we love it. I recently changed jobs, and now am director of product management for GiftEmporia.com, an online neighborhood of the best specialty shops from around the country. Its amazing being part of a startup in this environment, and Im really enjoying my work. I would be happy to give personal gift ideas (and maybe a gift certificate) to anyone whos interested. You can e-mail me at <email@example.com>.
Ali Jacobs Wice C92 and Bobby are returning to New England after more than five years in the South. Living in Stamford, Conn., she is an associate at Cummings & Lockwood, practicing employment law.
Dr. Julio Arias C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Moe Petterson on Sept. 4 in Panama City, where Julio is a doctor. Keith Waxelman C93 (groomsman), Barry Bruskin C/EAS93, Paul Modlinger C93 and his wife, Jennifer, Fred Dold C93 and his fianc»e, Nora, and Andrew Shapiro W94 and his fianc»e, Suzanne, made the trip to join the festivities. The fact that they all made the trip to Panama to be with us in our celebration made us feel truly special.
Kimberly R. Barber-Keys EAS93 <email@example.com> and Bryan J. Keys C90 have relocated to Knoxville, Tenn. She is an operations consultant for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Bryan is a purchasing manager with Telex.
Steven DeMott W93 and Helen LaRose DeMott Nu94 announce the birth of their first child, Christopher, on Dec. 31. They recently relocated to Drexel Hill, Pa., after Steve earned an MBA from the Katz School of the University of Pittsburgh. He is a financial analyst at PECO Energy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Helen is a psychiatric clinical-nurse specialist; she earned an MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998.
Margot Dobies C/Nu93 married Peter Lutz in Rochester, N.Y., on July 10, with the reception at Margots parents home; they honeymooned in the Napa Valley. Elizabeth Prechtel Nu93 GNu97, Anne Herzog Nu93 and Robin Kochie-Ramos C93 participated in the wedding. Other alumni attending included Alexi Lee C93 and Jennifer Meyer Nu93. It was great to see everyone again. Margot is a project coordinator of clinical trials for a neurology group at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Peter is a real estate lawyer; they live in Rochester.
Dr. Stuart J. Elkowitz W93 <email@example.com> is currently doing his orthopedic-surgery residency at the New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.
Tara Heydt C93 <TaraHeydt@AlexanderNYong.com> is pleased to announce her engagement to Jon P. Stoddard. She is an associate attorney specializing in insurance coverage and business litigation in downtown Los Angeles, and he is payroll and budget supervisor for the fleet division of Princess Cruises in Century City. They met through mutual friends, and now live together in Sherman Oaks. No plans are set yet, due to the logistic problems of families on both coasts.
Lt. Joseph M. Hoffmann C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a Naval aviator, finishing his first operational squadron. Highlights include two deployments to Iraq, graduation from Top Gun, and the birth of his sons, Jake and Will. Joe and his wife, Susan, will move to Boston where he will be a professor of naval science at Boston University.
Michael Lehman W93 is a vice president at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in New York.
Aron M. Mandl C93 e-mails that it was a busy couple of months at the beginning of this year. First, my wife, Chaia, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our son, Shmuel Meir (in Hebrew), Samuel Harrison Mandl (in English), on Jan. 25; we call him Sammy. Also, I am pleased to announce the opening of my own law practice, The Law Office of Aron M. Mandl, P.A., in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla. It is a general practice, but we concentrate in real estate, wills & trusts, family law, and civil litigation. Chaia and I and Sammy live in North Miami Beach. Id love to hear from old Penn friends with whom I have fallen out of touch. <AttorneyMandl@aol.com>.
Erica Lindner Mobasser C93 and Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser C93 write that their son, Dillon Carter, was born on March 3, 1999. Jean-Pierre is a neurosurgical resident at University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Josh Piven C93 recently married Christine Ogilvie in Philadelphia, with Mann Shoffner EAS93 and Emilie Sinkler C93 as my best people. Also attending were ushers Art Butcher C92, Eric Lombardini C93 and Mac Butcher C89, as well as Brent Garcia C92. My recent book, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, is a bestseller and I am currently working on a sequel. (See p.61 for more on the book.)
Julie Avila Stuckmann W93 e-mails that a lot has happened to me and my husband, Scott Stuckmann, over the last six months. We got married in Atlanta on Oct. 9, and on the career front, I was promoted in February to brand business-development manager of colas for the south-Atlantic region of The Coca-Cola Company. My husband was also promoted last fall and is brand manager of Fruitopia, Minute Maid sodas and Citra. Despite the massive layoffs at Coke, were still here. After all the turmoil at work, we decided to build our dream house in Atlanta, which will be finished by May; we cant wait to see the finished house. If any of my friends come to Atlanta, give us a call. I look forward to hearing from my old friends: please e-mail me at <JulieStuckmann@aol.com>.
Michelle Feldman Teitelbaum EAS93 and Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum M93 <email@example.com> proudly annnounce the birth of their first daughter, Gillian Anne, on Nov. 28. Everyone is doing great in their new home in Marlboro, N.J.
Eric Barker C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that my film, Hitmans Run, is currently available for rent in video stores and for sale in many retail shops, including Amazon.com. In April, he gave a presentation for performing-arts students.
Michael Capell C/EAS94 <email@example.com> announces my engagement to high-school sweetheart, Stacey Joy Brideau. We plan to get married in the fall, near our new townhouse in Northern Virginia.
Brighid Brooks Kelly C94 <raybrigkelly@eircom .net> married Raymond Kelly on Sept. 17 in the Philadelphia area and held their reception at the Hotel Dupont, in Wilmington, Del. They now live in Ireland, where Brighid is working on her Ph.D. at Trinity College and Raymond is joint owner and CEO of an oil-distribution business. Her bridesmaids included Allahan Lee Boich» C95, Frances Burden C96, Eva Leung C94 and Jennifer Parish C94. Michele Commercio Gr04, who is working on a Ph.D. in political science at Penn, was also a bridesmaid. Also at the wedding were Misha Amagasu C94, Melanie Lee C94, Rocky Lee WG95, Megan McArdle C94, Michelle Gochoco-McQuistin C94 and Anna Saurbier C94. Several past and present HUP doctors also attended, including Brighids father, Dr. John Brooks GM78, Raymonds brother, Dr. Cathal Kelly, Dr. Richard Cheney GM87, Dr. Ted Enterline M44 GM50, Dr. John Tomaszewski M77 GM83, Dr. Satish Velagapudi M86 GM92, Dr. Sabrina Yum GM96 and Dr. Paul Zhang.
Raj Khokha W94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Gauri Sohoni in Pune, India, on Dec. 27. Attending the various wedding festivities were Eric Brotman C94, Barry Freeman W94, Jay Yepuri C94, Roy Sehgal W96, Arif Joshi W98, Gauris sister, Reshma Sohoni EAS98, and Vijai Mohan C98 GEng99.
Daniel W. Srsic L94 <email@example.com> was one of five Columbus, Ohio, attorneys who opened the 29th office of Littler Mendelson, the nationwide labor and employment law firm based in San Francisco. Dan has been in private practice representing management clients in labor, employment and employee-benefits litigation since graduation.
Dr. Michelle Daman Wasserman C94 received her Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from St. Johns University in New York. Proud family members include parents, Dr. Lauren A. Daman C68 and Judy Barta Daman CW70, brothers Jeffrey K. Daman C97 L00 and Daniel S. Daman, and husband, Ethan J. Wasserman, as well as many more. Michelles doctoral thesis was titled The Effects of Compound Contextual Stimuli on Infant Memory. She lives in Merion, Pa., and serves as staff psychologist at Woods Services in Langhorne.
Jason Weinzimer C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was engaged to Melissa Connerton in December, and they plan to marry in November at the Puck Building here in New York, where we live. I work for a public relations and advertising firm, BSMG Worldwide, and live on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Melissa is a publicist for the 92nd Street Y.
Rick Yune W94 starred in the recent film Snow Falling on Cedars as Kazuo Miyamoto, a war hero turned fisherman on trial for murder.
Judy Atkin C95 <email@example.com> announces her engagement to Stephen Berkeley. They will be married on May 26, 2001, in Chicago, where they live. Judy is an account executive for the United Jewish Communities and Steve is an associate at the law firm Gomberg, Kane & Fischer, Ltd.
Seth Bloom C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Elizabeth Meltzer in Wellesley, Mass., on July 31. They honeymooned in Hawaii and currently live in Washington, where he is an associate in the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and she is a second-year student at Georgetown University Law Center. Groomsmen at the wedding included Daniel Coelho C95, Michael Manolas C96 and Todd Shotz C96. Other alumni attending the wedding were Seths father, Joel Bloom C69, Barry Hurwitz L94, David Goldsmith C93 G93 and Wendy Jackler C94.
Dr. Jim Comey GrEd95, a freelance writer and coordinator of academic services at Strath Haven Middle School in the Wallingford-Swarthmore (Pa.) school district, had a banner 1999 year. He was awarded two Silver Telly Awards for the video adaptation of his childrens musical play, Wooden Heart. Intended for pre-K through 5 children, it explores dealing with a loss. He was also honored by the Parents Choice Foundation in Newtown, Mass., for his audio tape, The Eagles Claw. This examines the hurtful nature of name-calling and prejudice, and the healing power of community cooperation. A company he founded, Stages of Imagination, was cited in Teaching Tolerance magazine as one of 12 theatre companies in the country offering important issues for children. To date, over 100,000 children have attended his live, musical productions. For information about his newest playabout anger managementsee the Web site (www.stagesofimagination.org).
Christopher D. Cuttone C95 <email@example.com> is overworked and underappreciated, overeducated and underpaid, at his current position as production director and copy editor for a gay and lesbian bimonthly newsmagazine in Portland, Ore. Bitter and resentful for several days each month when he mails nearly one quarter of his income to Sallie Mae and other student-loan servicing agencies, he invites e-mail from other alumni who feel they were misled into paying too much for college by promises of great jobs that would be granted those who attended Ivy League schools.
Pritam Doshi EAS95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Sohini Patel in Bombay, on Dec. 26. They now live in Chicago where Pritam is completing his MBA at the University of Chicago. Alums who attended the wedding include David Kerko EE96, Prakash Khemlani C94, Megumi Kobayashi C94 G95 and Nobel Gulati W94.
Capt. Douglas W. Gavin C95 serves in the military police battalion at Ft. Stewart in Georgia; previously he was a platoon leader of a MP unit in Korea.
Dr. Eileen M. Everly C95 <email@example.com> sends a hello to all from Baltimore. Having gotten my M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in May, I am pleased to say I am well over halfway through my first year as a resident in pediatrics, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. I love my job, and feel so lucky that I get to take care of kids for the rest of my life. Baltimore is treating me well, though I miss cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. I often come home to Philly on the weekends, and usually find my way to the Penn Bookstore every time. Hope to see lots of you at the Reunion, send e-mail if the spirit moves you.
Rachel Jacobs Jacobson C95 is relieved to have finally finished her masters in expressive therapies at the Netanya campus of Lesley College. 1999 has been as busy year for me, since our daughter, Tzohar Meirav, was born on June 17, and a week later I went right back to interviewing local art therapists for my thesis. After eight months of stay-at-home mommyhood, I am excited to return to work as an art therapist in the childrens ward of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Husband David and I would love to host any old Penn friends who find themselves here in Jerusalem, so keep in touch at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jeannette Stankiewicz Kates Nu95 GNu97 and her husband, Kevin Kates, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Hannah Lynne, on Nov. 22, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Carrie MacVean C95 <email@example.com> was recently engaged to Mark Grimes; a May 2001 wedding is planned, with Nikki Huberfeld C95 and Stephanie Ghertner C95 in the wedding party.
Bijal V. Patel C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that currently in my intern year at the University of California Irvine internal-medicine program, I realize my Penn education got me where I am today: working insane hours, making about minimum wage, accruing interest on my loans, and watching the sun through the windowall while wearing my Penn sweatshirt.
Michael Rosenberg L95 and his wife, Sheryl, had their first baby, Samuel Klein Rosenberg, on Oct. 21. Michael, Sheryl and Sam live together in Lower Merion, Pa.
Daniel Soloway C95 married Laurie Moldawer C97 at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, N.Y., on May 9, 1999. Dan is the son of David Soloway W63 and Laurie is the daughter of Susan Heart Moldawer CW68. The wedding party included Gary Kaplan EAS95, Joyce Cohen C96, Robert Salama C96, Melissa Cantor EAS96 and Rebecca Hornstein C96. Other alums attending were Daniel Altman C92, Paul Bannister EAS98, Holly Fogle W96, Jeff Lieberman EAS/W96, Brian Kaplan W97, Jon King C/EAS97, Hayley Lattman C97, John McHugh EAS/W97, David Quattrone EE96 and Robyn Cort Quattrone C95, Jeff Reiser C95 and Dana Brakman Reiser C95, Bethany Rubin C98 G98, Steve Slone W95, Shelly Waldman C96, Ira Weidhorn C/W95, Lori Werfel C/EAS99, Erik Zamkoff C94 and Jen Berrent Zamkoff W93. Since graduating, Dan has been an options market maker, but is currently an exchange official on the American Stock Exchange. Laurie is CEO and founder of Jigsoft, a company that provides virtual-reality solutions to online retailers.
Daniel Zola C95 has just joined the folks at MaMaMedia.com, a zany, fun, colorful Web site for kids, as a producer where he produces (go figure) games and activities for children. In addition, he has recently moved to a new apartment in New Yorks Chelsea neighborhood where he sits in front of his fireplace all day, as the cable TV has not yet been installed. He hopes that all of his Penn friends are doing well, and that everyone else is envious of his lofty position.
Daniel Froehlich C96 will marry Amy Rhodes C96 on June 24.
David A. Hitchens C96 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, as an associate in its labor and employment law department.
Michael Kasdan EE96 and Ilena Olster C/Nu97 finally tied the knot in Verona, N.J., on January 2. Among the wedding party were Josh Raha EE96, Melissa Kaplan C96, Tricia Quarmby W97, Debra Maddow C97 and Matthew Olster EE99. Many other of their Penn friends also helped celebrate. Michael and Ilena now live in New York where he is in his second year at NYU School of Law and she is working as a nurse at NYU Medical Center.
Alexandra Lesser C96 married J. J. Erlichman W96 in Miami on November 13; they live in Los Angeles. The wedding party included Lauren Blum C96 (who sent in this note), Robyn Lesser C95, Joanna Rosenthal C96, Matthew Sherman C96, Seth Kraines-Hoffman C96, Jason Kaplan W96 and Benji Goldstein C96. Penn guests included Jordan Katz W’96, Adam Miller C’96, Evan Eisenberg C’96, Adam Rubin EAS’96, Marc Simon C’96, Jared Viders C’96, Jayson Tonkon W’96, Jeff Fluhr EAS/W’96, Eric Tavel EE’96, Joe Piacenti W’96, Sharone Levy C’96, Stacey Weinstein C’96, and Nicole Marshal C’95.
Rachel Levy Lesser C96 lives in New York and works for Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine at Time Inc. <Rachel_Lesser@timeinc.com>. I was married on Dec. 11 to Neil Lesser. Many Penn alumni were present including my father, James Levy C63. Penn alumni in our wedding party included Steven Goldman W95, Kara Fishbein Goldman C96, Penny Feldstein C96, Tracy Spitzberg C96 and Jill Levine Levitt C96.
Steve Miller W96 transformed his familys trophy and engraving company into The Engravable Idea, based in University Heights, Ohio. And he teamed up with Greg Denny C98, and his fianc»e, Beverly Ross W96, who both started Digital Media Innovations, a Web design and computer network company last summer. PresentedTo.com is a collaborative effort of the two companies.
Linda Fiore Murray C96 married Win Murray on Oct. 30. She is a consultant with The Advisory Board Company, a health-care strategic research firm, and is helping to launch a new Internet venture in Boston. He is an investment analyst with Colonial Management Associates in Boston. Lindas bridal party included two Penn friends, matron of honor Lisa Chang C96 and bridesmaid Rita Ventresca C96. Other Penn guests at the wedding were Stephen Chen C96, Jose Martel C96, Gary Luck C96 and Bridget Blaney C95.
Ashley Roach C96 married Mimi Jordan at the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph, Vt., on Aug. 14. Alumni who attended were Andrew Pruette W96, Tim Gloege C96, Samuel McClure C96 and Michael Shaw W96. I am currently employed at Woodbury College in Montpelier as its information-technology coordinator. Upon Mimis graduation from law school, we shall return to Denver. Please e-mail and say Hi <email@example.com>.
Michael Saltzman GAr96 GRP97, New York, in charge of marketing in the Newark, N.J., office of The Hillier Group Architects, was promoted to associate in the company.
Andee Friedlander Scioli C96 married Anthony Scioli C96 on Aug. 15. Penn alumni at the wedding included Jimmy Friedlander C99, Adam Scioli C94 and Corinne Basmeson Scioli C95 GEd96, Judi Scioli CW67, Martin Nisenholtz C77 ASC79 and Anne Stockler Nisenholtz C79, Bill Rosen C71, Daniel C. Rosen C99, James Lees C98, Dr. Justin Soli V96, Chuck Capaldi C75, Tamar Polonsky C96, Jocelyn Arsht C96, Patti Ducoff C96, Serena Godwin C96, Dana Rice C96, Becky Brown C96, Jennifer Gillary C96, Frank Oschell C96, Mike Shannon C97, Aaron Erter W96, Skip Metz EAS96, Arneek Multani EAS/W96, Caspar Bentick C97, Dawn Kulp C95, Amy Ufberg C97, Paula Song C96 and Cindi Brandt CW67.
Nilesh Bhandari EAS/W97 GEng97 is involved with a startup management-consulting firm, Investor Group Services, that assists private-equity clients with analysis and recommendations for critical investment decisions. We have been on an incredible growth trajectory, and are always looking for people who might be interested in joining our fun and dynamic team.
Katherine Lehman W97 is an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York.
James Mundie C97 has a work submitted in Challenge #2, a juried exhibition of Philadelphias Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. For images and description of his work: (www.fleisher.org).
Lainie Welsh C97 and Steve Leitzell C96 L99 are pleased to announce their engagement; they will marry in Philadelphia, April 2001.
Hindi Wilding-White W97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> will move to Boston this month to pursue a masters degree in MIS at Boston University. She had been an IT consultant at American Management Systems, Inc., in Fairfax, Va., since graduation. She would love to hear from alumni living in the Boston area.
Elizabeth A. Conboy Nu98 moved to Branford, Conn., after graduation. She works fulltime at Yale-New Haven Hospital on a cardiac step-down unit. She lives by herself, but still keeps in close contact with Lucia Palant EAS98, Jamie Schuller C98 GEd99, Gavin Cheong EAS98, Susan Gall» C97 G97 and Rebecca Pisano Nu98.
Lauren Ross C98 G99 will marry Jake Feldman C97 in Rockville, Md., on May 28. This fall she will start on a Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Georgetown University. He is completing a combined juris doctor and masters in public health at Emory University, graduating in December. They plan to live in the D.C. area.