Dr. David Mossberg D34 writes, On Jan. 25, I met for lunch in Boca Raton, Fla., with two other classmates from the Dental School, Dr. Clem Alpert C32 D34 and Dr. Sig Lichterman C33 D34; our wives were of course with us.
John J. Newberry Jr. W37 writes, My wife and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5; we had a great party with 75 guests. This meant a great deal to Bettie, and although her health has been deteriorating for several years, the anticipation put her on a high plane. She got dolled up at the hairdressers and with a beautiful new dress was relaxed and alert, and had a great day. Three days later she went by ambulance to the hospital for the seventh visit last year; unfortunately she lived in the hospital for two weeks and passed away on Oct. 24. I miss her very much.
David C. Melnicoff C41 G50 received the 2001 Acres of Diamond Award from the Temple University Hospital Auxiliary. He was chair of the hospitals governing board during the development of new facilities and a trustee of Temple University.
Dr. Leonard Apt C42, emeritus professor of ophthalmology and emeritus head of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLAs Jules Stein Eye Institute, received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in January. At UCLA he established the first full-time division in pediatric ophthalmology at a medical school in the country and helped found the Jules Stein Eye Institute. During his nearly 40 years of practice on the campus, he has provided eye care for thousands of children in West Los Angeles, neighboring communities, and around the world. One of his contributions to pediatric ophthalmology was the development of the now widely used Apt test, which differentiates fetal from adult hemoglobin as the source of bleeding in newborns. The academy also recognized Dr. Apts work in co-developing an inexpensive eye-drop antiseptic that has dramatically reduced eye infections and blindness in children in developing countries.
Leonard S. Rosen C42 writes, I completed 50 years in the life-insurance business on May 25. I was president of my Class for the five years leading to our 50th Reunion, and president of the College Alumni Society from 1970 to 1973.
Dr. Marvin H. Terry Grody C43 M46 in March received the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. This complements a similar honor tendered to him two years ago at the International Vaginal Surgery Conference. In August last year he appeared on NBCs Today show, speaking on gynecologic corrective operations that lead to improved quality of life.
Dr. Aaron M. Litwak D45 was chair of the 84th Pink Ball in March, an annual fundraiser for the Childrens Home of Easton, Pa. He has long served as the dentist for the children there. The Junior Boys Cottage is named in recognition of his and his wife Sarahs work.
Dr. G. Denman Hammond M48 GM52, Pasadena, Calif., was named Cancer Fighter of the Year by the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation in Long Beach last October for his national leadership in the research and treatment of childhood oncology. He was founding director of the University of Southern Californias Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nations first, and an associate vice president for health affairs at USC. He also served as a vice president of the American Cancer Society, senior consultant to the National Cancer Institute, and on the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Dr. John J. Patton C48 G49 recently completed his 35th year as a book reviewer for Choice, a monthly library journal; he has reviewed almost 200 books by or about 20th-century American authors. He was recently named to the committee for the Good Neighbor Golf Classic, which benefits the Disabilities Resource Center of Southern New Jersey.
Rev. Robert W. Wood W48, Concord, N.H., writes that he retired in 1986 after 35 continuous years as a parish pastorduring which he gave 1,610 sermons. He is also a certified VA chaplain. He began speaking and writing for gay causesunder his own nameshortly after his ordination in 1951. His award-winning book, Christ and the Homosexual (1960), began the dialogue between organized religion and the homosexual. Robert enjoyed a one-gender marriage for almost 26 years with the American abstract artist, Hugh M. Coulter, who died in 1989. A resource person for United Church of Christ churches in the process of becoming Open and Affirming, he has also spoken at Holocaust memorial services for the Pink Triangle men who died in the Nazi death camps. Hailed in the gay press as a pioneer for gay rights in America, he is the subject of a forthcoming biography.
Dr. Matthew J. Colucci Mu49 C52 Gr57, Broomall, Pa., has retired from teaching music theory at Temple University. He had earlier taught at the Curtis Institute of Music and the old New School of Music, where he later served as dean, till its merger with Temple in 1986. Earlier, he had taught at Penn from 1950 to 1961.
John S. Dowlin C51, president of the Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County (Cincinnati), was re-elected to his third term on the board. In 1990 he retired from P&G after 38 years. He has just completed 42 years of elected public service, including 31 years of service for the City of Sharonville, Ohio.
Carol Helitzer Shedlin CW51, New York, performed a new solo cabaret act of swing and vintage music at Judys in Chelsea for four nights in April and May.
Norton Juster Ar53 was at Los Angeless Storyopolis gallery in February for a book-signing: a new edition of his The Dot & The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics; first published in 1963 and in print almost continuously ever since, with a 1965 Academy Award-winning short film based on it. He is better known for The Phantom Tollbooth (1961); MGM released a film version in the 1960s and another is soon to be made by Warner Bros.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W54 is professor and chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Last October he received an honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and he was inducted an honorary member of the Hungarian Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society during its 36th national congress.
Dr. Osborne W. Lacy Gr55, emeritus director of counseling and career services at Franklin & Marshall College, was elected to the board of the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Lancaster County, which awards interest-free loans to students who plan to attend a post-secondary institution.
Maj. Gen. Felix A. Santoni W55 writes, It has been well over one year since on Dec. 31, 1999, I ceased working for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, an agency of the Government of Puerto Rico, where I was the executive assistant to the executive director. I am officially retired from a civilian occupation and from the army, having served 40 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as deputy commander-in-chief for the U.S. Southern Command at Quarry Heights, Panama. I continue to serve on the board of the Angel Ramos Foundation, as chair of the programs committee; it is the largest private foundation in Puerto Rico. I also serve on the board of advisers of the Association of the U.S. Army and as vice president-at-large for its third region. And I serve as chair of the Retiree Council of Fort Buchanan, the home of the United States Army South, in San Juan.
Hon. Charles H. Loughran C57, Greensburg, Pa., president of the Court of Common Pleas for Westmoreland County, will begin winding down his career on the bench and plans to retire in November or April next yearthe anniversary of his appointment as president judge. He was quoted in an interview for a local newspaper that he decided there is life outside of the courtroom, and he wants to have a little more of it. I like to travel; Im planning a trip to Vienna. Id also like to get back to painting in oils and working with clay Ive really enjoyed being a judge, but Im going to be 67 in November and I think its a good time. Ive really enjoyed this job; Ive been given the chance to sit down and study the law. I love that. First taking office in January 1978, he was retained by voters in 1997 for a third 10-year term, and elected by his fellow judges to a five-year term as president judge in April 1998; the mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania is 70.
Dr. Frederic Melnick C58 D61 is a dentist in New Hempstead, N.Y., and the father of two Penn graduates, Dr. David Melnick EAS88, a fourth-year surgical resident at the University of Michigan Hospital, and Steven Melnick C91, vice president of media relations for 20th Century Fox Television in Los Angelesand grandfather of Noah, the cutest little kid in Ann Arbor. Fred and his wife, Bobbi, will soon be celebrating their 40th anniversary. He is also president and CEO of Paris Dreams Ltd., the parent company of (www.anamericaninparis.com) a Web site providing information to visitors to Paris and other parts of France. Feel free to contact him at <FMinParls@aol.com> or through the Web site.
Dr. Richard P. Dakin D59 writes, I had been an associate in the crown and bridge department of the School of Dental Medicine from 1963 to 1974. The student body was predominantly white and male and from the Northeast. We saw the students as very competitive and less interested in others than creating a future for themselves. Today I am back in the restorative department at the School after 40 years of private practice. I always have loved the University for the career they provided for me and my children, both graduates. I now see a new student body, a reflection of integration of all creeds, colors, nationalities, sexes, religions and spirits. I am so impressed by the mixture of these young people, and their feeling of good will toward each other. They are still competitive, but with a feeling of concern and friendliness with their classmates, and even their teachers. These young students give me so much hope for the future of humanity, that people can achieve and still be a force of good will. Could this be a small start of a contagion of human concern?
Dr. Lawrence Erlich C59 joined Winter Haven Hospital in Florida as an adult psychiatrist. His A Textbook of Forensic Addictions Psychiatry and Medicine was published by Charles Thomas in April.
HÈloÔse (Ginger) Bertman Levit CW59 continues to travel frequently to France to buy fine French paintings by listed European artists; her private gallery is now sub-titled paintings with provenance. She has resumed writing about art, covering museum exhibitions worldwide for a number of publications. A regular writer for Mid-Atlantic Antiques Monthly, her latest piece is on the Paris MarchÈ aux Puces (flea market). Ginger conducted the Richmond Symphony on Dec. 2 and 3, having won the exhilarating opportunity at a Richmond Symphony Orchestra League auction.
Shaun F. OMalley W59, chair emeritus of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, became a term trustee of the University in January; he already serves on the Wharton Schools board of overseers and on the executive committee of the trustee board of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Last August he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame at the Ohio State University and in December received the John J. McCloy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Audit Excellence by the accounting professions Public Oversight Board.
Dr. Douglas L. Wilson G59 Gr64, head of the Lincoln studies program at Knox College, appeared in and was an adviser for the PBS mini-series Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, that aired in February.
Eleanor Civatella GEd60, a retired reading specialist, gave the opening lecture at Rosemont College, near Philadelphia, to launch its Spring 2001 Forum program of continuing education for men and women 55 years and older. An active member of the forums curriculum committee, she spoke on A History of Piracy.
Paul Liberman W60, Fayetteville, N.Y., was appointed vice president of sales for key national accounts for Bush Industries in Jamestown, which manufactures consumer-assembled home and office furniture.
David A. Seidenfeld W60 writes that Bullishly Speaking, a book he edited and published in 1997, has received some very favorable comment and recognition in the 2002 edition of John Slatters 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy.
Wendy Powell GLA61 and Geoffrey Collens GLA62 are the joint editors of a monograph on the British landscape architect, Dame Sylvia Crowe, which was published last year by the Landscape Design Trust.
Rep. Lita Indzel Cohen CW62 L65 was appointed to the Pennsylvania House majority-policy committee for the 2001-02 legislative session, and re-appointed to the appropriations, judiciary (where she will chair the subcommittee on crime and corrections) and urban-affairs committees. She was also named to the newly formed committee on children and youth and will co-chair the majority leaders task force on child care, while continuing as chair of the domestic-relations task force which is expected to revise the states domestic-relations court system to be more family-friendly.
Dr. Howard Pitkow C62 G63, professor of physiology at Temple University School of Medicine, was installed as president of the National Association of Academies of Science in February. The NAAS consists of 44 state academies of scientists, representing 75,000 scientists.
Richard A. Kaplan W63 is a co-managing partner of the newly merged accounting firm of Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli & Moran, Ltd., in Providence, R.I. An expert witness in state and federal courts, he also serves as a court-appointed mediator.
Karen Stein Kissileff CW63 <email@example.com> e-mails that she and her husband, Dr. Harry R. Kissileff C62 Gr66 and Julia Reisman Kissileff Ed36 announce the birth of Yael Daniella Perlman to Dr. Beth Kissileff Perlman G93 Gr98 and her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Perlman. Yael is the sister of Tova Yonina Perlman, and the family lives in Springfield, Mass. Beth is a visiting assistant professor of religion at Mt. Holyoke College.
Idaherma Williams GFA63 had woodblock prints in exhibitions at the Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., the Ellarslie Open XIX, at the Museum of the City of Trenton, and in a national juried exhibition at Wenatchee, Wash. Pieces are also in Eyes on Trenton, at the New Jersey State Museum till May 20, and in The Art of Healing, a national juried exhibition which travels to hospitals and art centers across the country until October. Her works can also be seen on the Web site (www.Idaherma.com).
Dr. Robert N. Clark M64 retired in January after serving for 22 years as head of orthopedics at Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. When not traveling with his wife, Carol Ann, he plans to donate his services to children with back injuries caught in natural disasters in other countries and will also continue some teaching at Ohio State University.
Peter Rutkoff G65 Gr71 in January was named professor of American studies at Kenyon College and director of its American-studies program, which he helped establish in the late 1980s. He recently co-wrote New York Modern: The Arts and the City (1999), and his first novel, Shadow Ball, was published in the spring.
Skip Dahlgren C66 e-mails, The archaeological site of Matara, a major Eritrean cultural treasure near the border with Ethiopia, was reportedly severely damaged or destroyed during the recent warfare between the two countries. I am developing a Web site which provides glimpses of Matara as it appeared 30 years ago, when I participated in two seasons of excavation there (hometown.aol.com/atobrukh/archaeology/ matara/matara.html). All are encouraged to visit the Web site, and I look forward to feedback, as well as any contact from classmates <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Walter Grossman C66 is chair of Brookehill Capital Partners, Ltd., the private investment firm in Westport, Conn., he founded in 1978. He was elected in February to the board of Datatec Systems, Inc.; based in Fairfield, N.J., it specializes in the rapid, large scale market absorption of networking technologies. He also serves on the board of overseers for Penns School of Arts and Sciences.
Ronald C. Rosen W66 has been an adviser since 1980 for a seminar at the Sorbonne on the American economy, particularly on recent developments in agriculture, the automobile industry and cross-border mergers.
Biff Ruttenberg C66 is president of Atlas Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based consultancy that provides real-estate evaluation and disposition services for troubled companies (www.atlaspartners.com). In February he was cited a Certified Turnaround Professional by the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals, the industrys professional association.
Thomas R. Bond CGS67, Philadelphia, was elected a shareholder of the regional defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; he was also appointed to the new position of director of client relations and development.
Dr. John P. Charde M67 was promoted in March to chief medical officer at PHS Health Plans, of Shelton, Conn. He had served as vice president and senior medical director responsible for the companys operations in Connecticut, New York state and New Jersey.
Bill Lohmeyer W67 WG73 in January was appointed president and chief executive officer of Builders Insurance, which provides coverage for members of the Home Builders Association of Georgia and is the states largest writer of workers compensation (www.builderins.com). Previously he was senior vice president and chief financial officer with the Meadowbrook Insurance Group, an insurance and risk-management company.
Kathryn Kruper Plant Nu67 in January was named deputy director of the division of medical assistance and health services of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She had been the departments chief of operations for the past two years, and recently oversaw implementation of NJ FamilyCare, which provides health insurance for more than 130,000 working adults and their children whose family incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid but not enough for them to be able to afford private health insurance.
Barbara M. Richards G67 in February was appointed president of the Coast Guard Foundation in Stonington, Conn. She had been associate director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of Connecticut Foundation.
Stuart Tobin C67 wishes to announce that he is not CEO, chair or president of any corporate giant, nor is he a captain or any other officer of industry, nor is he listed as the Best of Anything either nationally or locally, but that life is good in the no-passing lane in Richmond, Ky.
Dr. John D. Crowley GEE68 Gr72 was recently appointed chief information officer of Broadview Networks, a New York-based provider of electronically integrated communications for small businesses and communications-intensive residential customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Previously he was vice president and chief technical officer of Open Support Systems, a Broadview Networks subsidiary.
Tad Decker C68 was named chair of the administrative-leaders committee (equivalent to managing partner) of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen & OConnor; he joined the firm in April last year, having been executive vice president and general counsel for Asbury Automotive Group in Berwyn.
Dr. Rita D. Jacobs G68 Gr74 e-mails To let my classmates know that my new book, The Way In: Journal Writing for Self-Discovery, is being published in April by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, a division of Harry N. Abrams Publishers in New York. Its appearing as an individual book and also packaged in a slip case with a matching blank journal. Ive been living in New York and teaching in the English department at Montclair State University in New Jersey since I left Penn, with a variety of leaves for Rockefeller Foundation and American Council on Education grants. Ive published scores of magazine articles and several books, including Tommy, The Musical with Pete Townshend of The Who. In the past 12 years, Ive been teaching journal writing around the country. This new book is based on those experiences.
Dr. John H. Davis GrE70, CEO of BeachHead Technologies, LLC, has joined the advisory board of Sylantro Systems Corp., a software company that supplies applications-enabled softswitch for delivery of high-value voice services. A 38-year veteran and pioneer in the telecommunications industry, he served most recently as CTO of Allied Riser Communications, a broadband IP-based services provider to businesses in commercial buildings.
Alan M. Jacobs W70 e-mails, My wife, Iris, who saw me through my undergraduate days at Penn, and I are proud to announce the May graduation of our daughter, Alison, from the Wharton School and the early-admission acceptance of our daughter, Courtney, to the College, Class of 2005. After more than 30 years with Ernst & Young, specializing in business turnaround and insolvency, corporate restructuring and reorganization, corporate finance and dispute resolution, he withdrew from the partnership and founded AMJ Advisors LLC., which provides financial, restructuring and bankruptcy services in the troubled credit market; currently he is co-chair and co-chief executive officer of West Coast Entertainment, adviser to the tort claimants of Dow Corning, director of Singer, Inc., and designated director of Criimi Mae upon the effective date of its plan of reorganization. Ive thoroughly enjoyed the transition to my new firm, probably working more than ever, but enjoying it immensely.
Christopher Norall L70 joined the Brussels office of Morrison & Foerster LLP in January as a partner. He was previously with the New York firm White & Case, based in Belgium for several years.
Stormy Byorum WG71 is cofounder and managing partner of Violy, Byorum & Partners, a strategic advisory and investment banking firm in New York that focuses on Latin America. In February she was appointed to the board of AEterna Laboratories, Inc., of Quebec.
Gary F. Roth C71, assistant vice president of legal and business affairs for the performing-rights department of Broadcast Music Inc. in New York, was named in January chair of the New York State Bar Associations corporate-counsel section. He also serves on the Bars special committee on cyberspace law and on the executive committee of the entertainment, arts and sports law section.
Lee C. Stewart C71 was appointed in April as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Foamex International Inc., the producer, based in Linwood, Pa., of cushioning for bedding, furniture, carpets and motor vehicles. Previously he was a vice president with Union Carbide Corp.
Anthony N. Calhoun WG72 was appointed treasurer of the District of Columbia in January. Previously he was deputy executive director and chief financial officer of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Steve Fadem W72 and his wife, Laurie Baskin, proudly welcome the arrival of their first child, Rachel Joy Fadem, on March 3. Her proud grandfather is Leroy Fadem W41. She looks forward to being a member of the Class of 2023.
Dr. Michael Guthrie M72 GM76 was named in March to the new post of senior vice president for physician relations at Premier, Inc., a national alliance of more than 200 hospitals and health systems, based in San Diego, Calif. Since 1997 he led development activities for Premier Practice Management, Inc., the Premier company which provides services and support for physician practices and local healthcare networks.
Hon. Gary E. Jackson W72 was appointed a judge on the City Court of Atlanta in December.
David R Laube WG72, former vice president and chief information officer of US WEST, was appointed in February to the board of Carrier Access, a provider of broadband access and service-creation equipment, of Boulder, Colo.
Dr. Kathryn Daub Britney Gr73 in March joined LJH Global Investments LLC, of Naples, Fla., as vice president of marketing and client service.
Charles E. Dorkey III L73 is managing partner of the New York office, head of the New York litigation practice and a member of the executive committee of the international law firm Torys. In March he was appointed to the advisory council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York.
Dr. Larry Greller GEE73 Gr77 in March was appointed director of mathematical modeling at Molecular Mining Corporation in Kingston, Ont. The company specializes in constructing models of molecular networks for diagnostic and drug-target identification, predictive toxicology and in-silico drug screening. Previously he was assistant director of bioinformatics mathematical biology at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals R&D in King of Prussia, Pa.
Dr. Howard Reinstein C73 <Hreinste@ucla.edu> is the current president of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society and remains the public-relations coordinator of the Los Angeles-area chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. My wife, Ellen, directs the Child and Family Study Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. I have one daughter in high school and one daughter at Stanford. I continue to enjoy my private pediatric practice and the Southern California lifestyle.
Nancy Straus Sundheim CW73 was recently appointed senior vice president and general counsel of Unisys Corp., based in Blue Bell, Pa. Previously she was a corporate vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.
James H. Brothers IV C74 e-mails It has been a fairly busy year. Our oldest daughter, Nancy, is a freshman at Wellesley College. Unlike Hillary, she is there on an Air Force scholarship; so far she really enjoys both Wellesley and AFROTC and thinks that the Boston area is wonderful. Our next oldest, Meredith, is a sophomore at the Governors School For Languages and International Studies. Elizabeth is in sixth grade in the center-based gifted program at Manchester Middle School. James V (Sandy) has just started kindergarten at Robious Elementary School. I have delivered a number of papers dealing with different aspects of the early iron industry of Virginia at conferences across the United States (Pioneer America Society, Archeological Society of Virginia, and Society for Historical Archaeology) and co-authored a paper delivered at the International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications in Bordeaux, France. I also co-presented a paper at the Society for Industrial Archaeology in Washington and another at the PIXE (proton induced X-ray emission) Conference in Canada, both in May. In addition, I have been involved in a number of archaeological projects, including work on Ft. Trenholm, the largest Civil War earthwork in the defensive perimeter of Charleston, and serving as an archaeological adviser to the Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation: Falling Creek was the first North American ironworks (1619-22). I am also on the board of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.
Patricia A. Butenis CW74 writes, I was recently promoted into the Senior Foreign Service of the State Department. After three years as consul general in the American Embassy in Warsaw, I transfer this summer to a two-year assignment as consul general in Bogota.
Dr. Charles Lieberman Gr74 is investment strategist and chief economist for Advisors Financial Center, the portfolio manager and financial-services provider that is based in Suffern, N.Y. Co-founder of Strategic Investors Management L.L.C., the macro hedge fund, he has appeared on CNBC, CNNfn, The Nightly Business Report, Reuters Financial Television and the major networks. He is frequently quoted in Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Barrons.
Sylvia Miller Rhone W74 is chair and CEO of the Elektra Entertainment Group in New York. She has been directly involved in the launch of several artists, including Yolanda Adams and Tamia, and before EEG, was instrumental in the continuing success of platinum-plus artists such as Gerald Levert and Natalie Cole. In 1990 she became the first black woman to head a major record company when named as CEO and president of Atlantics new EastWest Records America division.
Steve Rossi WG74 was named president of the San Jose, Calif.-based newspaper division of Knight Ridder, having served as senior vice president of operations for the company since 1998. He lives in Saratoga with his wife, Rosemary, and four children.
Dr. C. Thomas North SAMP75 will receive a Ph.D. in health studies from Temple University this month. He e-mails he had the privilege of graduating with my son, Travis, who received his B.S. in landscape architecture.
Dr. Louis E Rossman D75 GD77, a specialist in endodontics in Philadelphia, has been appointed general chair for the 2002 annual session of the American Association of Endodontists. In January he returned from St. Barts where he had been invited to present a course, Contemporary Endodontics. He and his wife, Val, have two children Alexis (17) and Benjamin (11); they live in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Jack Rubin WG75 is president and chief executive officer of SeatAdvisor Inc., a San Diego-based online ticketing company that offers interactive seat maps for 400 venues across the country. Previously he was chief financial and strategic officer of Hotel Reservation Network Inc. of Dallas.
Rabbi Rifat Sonsino Gr75, Needham, Mass., e-mails that his most recent book, Six Jewish Spiritual Paths, was published by Jewish Lights in December.
Dr. Jeannette South-Paul MT75, was promoted to full professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Md.; she has served as department chair since August 1995. A colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, she is retiring from the military in June to become chair of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
George Fowler WG76 in March joined Cleveland-based National City Corp. as a senior vice president and manager of its international markets and financial institutions. Previously he was manager, of the Americas area, for Bank One.
Lyria Howland C76 is president and owner of Howland PR, a public relations firm in Dallas, Tex., that specializes in diversity communications and marketing. She serves on the boards of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Michael Odlum WG76 is president and COO of Allied Investment Advisors, an institutional investment advisory subsidiary of Baltimore-based Allfirst Bank. Prior to joining the company, he was a principal at The Vanguard Group, where he served as chair of the trust-investment committee and senior officer of Vanguard Advisers, Inc., and Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company.
David Aufhauser L77, a partner with the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, was nominated in February by President Bush to be general counsel for the Department of the Treasury.
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Sharon Ann Fordham WG77 was appointed chief executive officer of WeightWatchers.com, Inc. Previously she was president of global e-business for Nabisco, Inc.; earlier, as senior vice president for marketing there, she directed the companys new wellness and mini-snack lines, such as SnackWells cookies and crackers, Teddy Grahams and a line of low-salt crackers.
David van Hoogstraten C77 G77 and Michelle Kayon C77 report that as chief of project management at the National Zoo she has just finished work on extensive renovations to the Panda House. He is in the State Departments Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Scientific Affairs, and recently concluded work on a new treaty banning or severely restricting the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including DDT.
David Berger W78 is chief financial officer for VNU, Inc., a New York media and information company. Previously he was senior vice president in charge of finance development at Simon & Schuster.
Dr. Mitchell Blutt C78 M82 WG87 is an executive partner of J.P. Morgan Partners and a member of the executive committee of J.P. Morgan Chases private-equity unit in New York. He was still seeing patients one day a week until about two years agoand he continues to teach at Cornell University Medical School. He and his wife Margo, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, have two children, Jillian (five) and Eliza (three).
Michael D. Garz GAr78 was recently promoted to senior vice president of STV Inc., an engineering, architectural, environmental and construction management firm of the STV Group, based in Douglassville, Pa.; he continues to serve as manager of the firms central region.
Valerie J. Hallman W78, Philadelphia, is director of taxation at Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C., in Brownstown, Pa.
Lee A. Ohliger C78 L81, a real estate attorney whose practice encompasses office leasing and eminent-domain proceedings, was elected counsel to the Wall Street law firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn in January. He lives in Ridgewood, N.J.
Steven Weisholtz M78, chief of infectious diseases at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, was named vice president of the medical staff there in March.
Michael A. Forman W79 was promoted in February to chief financial officer and vice president in charge of finance and administration for Tessera Inc., a provider of intellectual property for chip-scale packaging of semiconductors, based in San Jose, Calif. He had been director of financial analysis and planning there.
Daniel E. Geffken W79 was promoted to senior vice president in charge of finance and chief financial officer of Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass.; he had joined the firm in 1997.
Valorie Mobley Hawkins C79 married Michael W. Hawkins on Aug. 16, 1997. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Cold Spring Elementary School in the Upper Moreland School District near Philadelphia.
Betsy Shain Liebman W79 is an attorney with the law firm of Capehart & Scatchard, P.A., and practices from its Mt. Laurel, N.J., office. She spoke earlier this year on non-complete agreements and the protection of trade secrets at a seminar of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Julie Ragland Maxwell WG79 is chief administrative officer of Egenera, Inc., an Internet infrastructure company based in Marlboro, Mass. She had been a vice president at Goldman Sachs, in charge of internal support, with responsibility for its global IT help-desk infrastructure.
Lee P. Tarlow Miller C79 was recently named a managing director of U.S. Trust Company. After Penn I went to Emory Law School and have now been at U.S. Trust for 14 years where I am a fiduciary and planning manager. Ive written and lectured widely on trusts and estate planning and, on weekends, I am a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and lead walking tours in European Paintings and the American Wing.
Bernard Plishtin C79 is president and CEO of HotRoof, Inc., which provides technology for businesses to deliver personalized video to end-users; the firm is based in Great Barrington, Mass.
Susan Rerat C79 in January became managing director of Epicurious, the online home of Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. The founding publisher of Vogue Russia, she spent the last three years working in the Paris and Moscow offices of CondÈ Nast International.
Manuel Roxas W79 was re-appointed in February for a second term as Secretary for Trade and Industry of the Philippines. He is an economist and former congressman there.
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Peter Tallian W79 is senior vice president and chief financial officer of TranSwitch Corp., the Shelton, Conn., developer and supplier of high-speed VLSI semiconductors. Previously he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Metavante Corp., headquartered in Milwaukee.
Thomas D. Karol W80 was elected president and chief executive officer of Elcor Corporation in February; based in Dallas, Tex., the company, through subsidiaries, manufactures roofing and other industrial products and provides electronics-manufacturing services. He had recently served as president of the Brinkman hard-surfaces division of Beaulieu of America.
Dr. Marilynn E. Katatsky WG80 was promoted in March to senior vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Annapolis, Md.
Dr. David A. Newman C80 e-mails, We are proud to announce the birth of twin baby girls, Tali Latour and Nicole dYQuem, on Oct. 13 <email@example.com>.
Daniel Blum W81 e-mails My wife, Ilene, and I have three boys ages 11 and nine and nine (twins). We live in Short Hills, N.J., and are active with them and their activities. I recently took control of a specialized-printing services business named Quality Indexing Corp. which makes high-volume runs of indexing products for printers and financial institutions. Feel free to drop me a line <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David R. Campbell C81 was named partner in the Lancaster, Pa., law firm of Chesters & Miller, which he joined in 1998.
R. Chambers WG81 is chief financial officer of New York-based Paxonix
(www. paxonix.com); created
by Westvaco Corp. last December, it aims to help consumer-product companies
improve profitability and competitiveness through accelerated speed-to-market
and efficiencies in packaging and product development. Previously he
was head of
Todd Hagen W81 was recently appointed chief financial officer of Symmetry Communications Systems, a provider of wireless data-packet services based in San Jose, Calif. Previously he was chief financial officer at Salon.com.
Joyce McNeill Nu81 and her husband, Alec, are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Abigail Sarah McNeill Schwartz, who arrived on May 23, 2000, just one week after our first wedding anniversary. She joins big sister Rachel (10). Joyce works full-time as a nurse midwife with Midwives of Delaware County in Upper Darby, Pa.
Dr. Stan Bernard C82 WG88 received the 2000 Wharton School Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of contributions to the health-care field and continued support of the graduate program in health-care management. He initiated and co-taught two new health-care MBA courses, Pharmaceutical Management, Health Care and the Internet, over the past 11 years. Recently he was named by Advance magazine as one of the 15 most influential forces in health-care information technology. He is president of Bernard Associates, a business consulting firm that helps new health-care ventures with strategic planning, marketing, business development and financing services.
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Isenberg C82 <email@example.com> reports the publication this year of the third volume in his trilogy on the philosophy of medicine entitled Peaceful Wounds: A Philosophy of Surgery (Wyndham Hall Press, Bristol, Ind.).
Paul H. Phaneuf WG82 is managing director and head of U.S. high-yield capital markets and mezzanine finance for Barclays Capital in New York, the investment banking division of Barclays PLC. Previously he was head of high yield at CrÈdit Lyonnais Securities.
David Porter C82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My book, Fixed: How Goodfellas Bought Boston College Basketball, [was] published in February by Taylor Publishing of Dallas. It tells the story of how the Mob-fixed games at B.C. in the late 1970sI can still remember reading the exposÈ in Sports Illustrated in my apartment at 4309 Baltimore Avenue in 1981. One outgrowth of the project is that Henry Hill, whom the movie Goodfellas is based on, is now my best buddy. Whether or not this is a good thing, I am not sure. But most of the major studios are interested in the film rights, so maybe its a blessing.
Robert M. Schlakman W82 e-mails, my wife, Andrea, and I celebrated the birth of our son, Daniel Scott Schlakman, in Oct. 2000. More recently, I have joined John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., in Boston as director of federal taxes.
Michael J. Brown C83 was recently named intellectual-property counsel and technology-transfer manager at the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md.; he had served as staff counsel there.
Dr. John Deighton Gr83, the Harold M. Brierly Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, was recently elected to the board of MeyerMonitor, a New York company which specializes in talent engagement and corporate effectiveness.
Dan Foley WG83 was appointed senior vice president of corporate finance for the Bellwether Exploration Co., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Tex. Previously he was a director in the global-energy corporate-finance group at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Michael L. Goldman W83 L86 recently celebrated his 15th anniversary with Ellen Winchell Goldman L86. They live in Trumbull, Conn., with their three children, Joshua (11), Benjamin (nine) and Jacqueline (seven). Ellen is a travel consultant with Up and Away Travel, specializing in luxury and family travel. Michael is the founder and managing partner of Goldman, Gruder & Woods, LLC, a nine-attorney law firm specializing in real estate law and corporate transactions and litigation in Norwalk. He is the Class Agent for the Law School Class of 1986, and also regularly interviews high-school students for Penns secondary-school committee in Fairfield County.
Mark Horak WG83 was promoted to senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Warner Home Video. He was senior vice president of U.S. marketing, having joined the company in 1995.
Thomas T. Janover C83 <TJanover@kramerlevin.com> is practicing law in New York as a partner in the bankruptcy/creditors rights group at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP. My clients, many of whom are alumni, invest in bankrupt or distressed companies. My wife, Sarah, and I have a great time with our two daughters, Leah (four) and Emily (one), and we look forward to getting to at least one football game a season.
Paula Katkin C83 is vice president of marketing for The Kelsey Group; based in Princeton, N.J., it provides research and analysis based on local advertising, voice and wireless technology, and electronic commerce. Previously she was a senior marketing executive with Verizon Information Services, which publishes print and electronic directories.
Kevin A. Reinis ME83 GME84 e-mails, After 2 1/2 years at Dell Computer I have taken a new position with Veritas Software, a leading storage software provider, as vice president and general manager of the IBM division. We will be staying in Austin, Tex., and the division will be based here as well. Also pleased to report that our two oldest children, Alex and Sara, recently achieved the rank of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. My new e-mail is <email@example.com>. STHL in Austin, Tex.
Alan J. Sheptin C83 has been working at AXA Financial for the last four years, and this past February I was promoted to assistant vice president in the market and product-management group. Marilyn Assicurato C01 will join us after graduation. I still live in Goldens Bridge, N.Y., with my wife, Lisa Clayman Sheptin, and two kids, Zachary (10) and Jessica (6). Would love to hear from old friends <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Robert D. Thompson W83 is chief executive officer of OraSure Technologies Inc., based in Bethlehem, Pa. Previously he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of LabOne Inc.
Ann Kotlar Collet W84 and her husband, Dr. Brian Collet, an ophthalmologist, joyfully announce the birth of Joshua Matthew on April 10, 2000. His three big brothers, Eric (seven), David (five) and Michael (three) are thrilled to have a new playmate. The Collets live in Woodbury, N.Y.
Douglas R. Korn W84 was recently named chief operating officer of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking in New York; he had been senior managing director there.
Jonathan Lipsky EAS84 lives in Bet Shemesh, Israel, with his wife, Sandy Cash, and their four children. He is a systems engineer at Israel Aircraft Industries, and she is a freelance writer and part-time singer-songwriter. He writes, She does great moms music; her new CD, Exact Change, can be sampled at (www.sandycash.com).
Craig D. Mills C84, a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, helped convince an international arbitration panel in February that the United States could be held liable for damages arising from a Mississippi civil-jury verdict against a Canadian company and its Canadian founder, where that verdict was alleged to be the product of anti-Canadian bias. This ruling marks the first time that potential liability under NAFTA has been extended to cover a governments failure to protect foreign investors from nationalistic bias in a purely private legal dispute.
Lynn Breidenbach Phillips C84 and her husband, Richard Phillips C/W84 WG88, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Theodore, on Feb. 9. Teddy joins big brother Russell (three), in making lots of noise around the house. The family lives in Weston, Conn.
Stephen Sammut WG84 is chair and CEO of Buttonwood Ventures, a newly formed merchant bank and private-equity firm in Wynnewood, Pa. In January he was appointed head of the research advisory board of Round 1Private Capital Marketplace, Inc., a financial-services company. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at Penn, teaching courses on private equity and venture capital in the Wharton School, and in the Law School and the Engineering School.
Roslyne Weiner Schulman C84 <email@example.com> and her husband, Mark, are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Rachel Ruth Miriam, on Dec. 6. She joins five-year-old big brother Benjamin at their home in Silver Spring, Md. Roslyne is a senior associate director for policy development at the American Hospital Association in Washington.
Dr. Linda Shore-Lesserson C84 M88 and Dr. Jonathan Lesserson M89 announce the birth of their second child, Jeremy Tyler Lesserson on Aug. 15; their older son, Aaron Lee Lesserson, is six years old. They live in Bergen County, N.J., where Jonathan is an otolaryngologist in private practice. Linda is an anesthesiologist specializing in cardiovascular anesthesiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.
Ross Z. Silver C/W84 and Linda Strauss Silver C84 welcomed a third son into their family last year: Daniel Eric Silver was born on February 24, 2000. He joined older brothers Zack (eight) and Jared (five) in their home in Short Hills, N.J.
Marlene Taylor WEv84 WEv85 in February gave a reading at the Penn Bookstore from her novel, Life Is What You Make It, Darlin, which was published last year by Oshun Dynasty Publications.
Philip Veneziano W84 is chief financial officer of Everest Broadband Networks; based in Fort Lee, N.J., it provides Internet, long-distance telephone and digital satellite-TV access in multi-tenant commercial buildings and hotels. Previously he was senior vice president of financial operations at Juno Online Services, Inc.
Andrea Anania WG85 was named an executive vice president of CIGNA Corp. in Philadelphia. She had been a chief information officer responsible for the companys systems development, data processing and telecommunications.
Jeremy Brosowsky C85 left his job in the late 1980s as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs to return to his first love, journalism; in 1999 he launched Washington Business Forward, a monthly, regional business magazine for the business leaders of Greater Washington. In the spring he began rolling out Boston Business Forward.
William Cadogan WG85 in May joined Minneapolis-based St. Paul Venture Capital as a general partner, based in its Boston Office; he focuses on early-stage telecommunications companies. He was chair and chief executive officer of ADC Telecommunications Inc. In March he received the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award from Northeastern University.
Dr. Scott Epstein C85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a partner in Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates in Scranton, Pa., where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation. My wife, Sandy, and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in June. We have two children, Ali (five) and Jake (two). Weve been rooting for the Quakers, especially with family members Dan Zalles W86 and Dave Zalles W61.
Colette Fleming W85 joined UBS Warburg as a senior wireless-telecommunications-services analyst in February. Previously she was a senior wireless-services analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Sheldon Lee Gosline C85 <email@example.com> has returned from three years in Manchuria where he taught Egyptology. He was recently appointed associate professor in history at Northeast Normal University. Currently he is working on expanding an academic publishing enterprise, Shangri-La Publications, and plans to return to China with his wife, You Min, to excavate six tombs near the border with North Korea. He is also director of the Hieratic Font Project, based at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations, Changchun.
John H. Grady L85 joined Turner Investment Partners, an asset-management firm in Berwyn, Pa., as general counsel and chief legal officer in February. Previously he was a partner in the investment-management practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia.
Ethan Klingsberg C85 was made a partner in January at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, international-securities offerings and joint ventures.
Holly Love EAS85 is a writer and editor thriving in Havertown, Pa., with her amazing dog, Scooby. She writes columns regularly for the Main Line Times and Metro, and most recently used her techie background to write four columns for PhillyTech magazine; part-time she manages Excel and Access data for a directory publisher. Contact her especially if youre doing something write-worthy or want to go on dog-accompanied hikes: e-mail address for both Holly and Scooby is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Steven E. McKenzie M85 Gr85 was named professor of medicine and pediatrics and the new director of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Thomas Jefferson University in February. Previously he was director of the Molecular Imaging Core Facility at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. He is also a member of Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center. He served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn from 1991 to 1996.
James McLoughlin WG85 is vice president of affiliate sales with WorldGate, a provider of interactive cable television, based in Trevose, Pa. For almost eight years he was vice president of affiliate sales and operations in HBOs Philadelphia-region office.
James J. Moglia WG85 in February was appointed executive managing director and head of the U.S. debt-origination group of BMO Nesbitt Burns, the Canadian investment firm. Based in New York, he heads a team focused on high-yield finance and private placements and will build the companys sponsor coverage and restructuring efforts.
Matthew V. Petronio W85, who recently joined Parmalat USA as VP/general manager of the ice-cream division, has been promoted to VP/general manager of marketing and business development for all of the U.S. and Mexico. After graduation I joined P&G, then I spent 13+ years at Mars Inc. in several assignments from the Starburst and Snickers brands in the U.S. to directing the Russian snack-food business from Moscow: I led the team which was responsible for the Snickerization of Russia. Finally returning to America to manage the U.S. ice-cream business for Mars, introducing the Snickers Ice Cream Cone, M&Ms Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, and the Dreyers/Edys Presents range of packaged ice creams. My wife, Mary, and I live in Allamuchy Twp., N.J.
Ken Rosenfeld EAS85 and his wife, Debby, are pleased to announce the arrival of our new son, Zachary Tyler, on Oct. 27. Our older son, Ryan Daniel, just turned five and is loving pre-school, karate and gymnastics. Currently, I am director of global commercialization and e-business development for Eastman Kodaks, PaRis business segment. We produce medical-image and information-management systems and software. Debby is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom <email@example.com>.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura WG86 signed a new long-term contract in February extending his 11-year career at Warner Bros. and expanding his responsibilities as president of worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Adam Gertsacov C86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was crowned the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Md., on April 1. The mayor presented him with a large green belt to wear at all public events. This honor kicked off a six-week clown residency in Greenbelt that included performances, classes, films, colloquies, and an exhibit of clown art that Adam assembled. He also performed the world premiere of The Puppet Tragedies, a collection of popular tragedies using innovative puppet and object-theatre techniques; pieces included The Barbie Oedipus, The Vegetable Macbeth, and A Short Days Journey Into Night. To find out more about the clown activities going on as part of his laureateship, see (www.acmeclown.com/greenbelt).
Naomi Grabel C86 relocated to Philadelphia last year as managing director of The Wilma Theater in Center City. She will marry Neil Kutner On July 1. Her brother, Jonathan Grabel W91, is a partner in the New York venture-capital firm Baker Capital; he will marry Rori Sinks in October.
Mary K. Foster WG86 was appointed in February president of Sylvan Learning Centers, provider of personalized supplemental education services to K-12 students. She had previously worked for Riverside Corp., a furniture manufacturer in Fort Smith, Ark.
Jonathan Guttenberg C86 e-mails, My wife, Randi Karmen Guttenberg, and I are excited by the arrival of our first child: our daughter, Katie Bea Guttenberg, was born on Jan. 27. We live in New York <email@example.com>.
Matt Hausmann W86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Lesley Hirshfeld Hausmann C89 <email@example.com> are pleased to announce the birth of Daniel Nathan on Nov. 24. He joins Connor (two), who has learned that kissing Daniel is acceptable, while playing knock knock on his head is not. The family lives in Belmont, Mass.
Charles M. Hay GAr86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was appointed principal and one of five owners of TappÈ Associates, Inc. a 50-person, Boston-based architectural firm. He will act as principal-in-charge for ensuring the design mission of the firm and will continue to provide senior project management for educational institutions.
Barbara Sarnacki Jones C86 e-mails, As a mom with a career on hold, Im always interested in how other stay-at-home parents are staying involved and contributing to their communities. So when I heard that Classmate Susan Pereles Nu86, a marathoner at home with her three little ones, was organizing a race to raise money for autism research, I thought other Gazette readers should hear her story. She is organizing a 5km race in Potomac, Md., this July 4, to benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation. After a young relative was diagnosed with autism, Susan conceived of the race as a way to bring attention (and dollars) to the need for autism research. I wish I could be there in July to run with her, but hope other Penn grads will show their support by contacting her at <email@example.com>.
Gwyneth Ketterer C/W86 is a managing director with Bear Stearns Merchant Banking in New York, having helped set up the group in 1998. Previously she was with Lehman Brotherss merchant-banking group.
Wendy Klausner Komarnitsky W86 and her husband, Alek, had their second son, Kyle, on March 6. His older brother, Dirk, is almost three. After taking the summer off, I will return to Natural Habitat Adventures, a wildlife travel company in Boulder, Colo., where I will resume my marketing position that I have loved for the last five years. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or via our Web site at (www.komar.org).
Amy Kraus C86 writes, I married David Feldman, a sweet and wonderful guy, on June 25, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Fellow grads included matron-of-honor Debbie Halpern C86 and her husband, Jeremy Singer WG97, and bridesmaid Sharon Levine Murphy C86. Also attending were Suzanne Mattenson Robinson W86, Karen Dow C86, Jamie Cooper Romanow C87 and Howard Romanow EAS/W87, Erica Abel C86, Cheryl Kligerman C87, Valerie Sessa C86, Andrew Dermack W86, Lauren Greenspoon C86 L89, David Salz W86, David Siegel C85 and Dr. Ruby Ackerman Engel C87 G87 Gr93. We live in New York, where David works in venture capital and I am a manufacturers representative in the giftware industry.
Dr. Helen Mazuryk Mashek C86 and her husband, Tom, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ana Mariel, on Aug. 8. Helen is a dermatologist in private practice in Delaware; they live in Swarthmore, Pa.
Bruce D. Radin EAS86 <email@example.com> recently joined the law firm of Budd, Larner, Gross, Rosenbaum, Greenberg & Sade, P.C. in Short Hills, N.J., as a shareholder specializing in intellectual-property law. He was previously a partner at Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P. in New York.
Dr. Nicholas P. Sham Sr. GrEd86, Lynn, Pa., was appointed superintendent of the Northern Lehigh School District in February. He joined the district in 1988 as a high-school principal, and was promoted to assistant superintendent in 1994.
Joshua R. Slavitt C86 <JSlavitt@synnlech.com> is pleased to report that he recently became a partner at Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP, an intellectual-property law firm in Philadelphia. I am also president and co-founder of Silicon Philly, an e-zine and networking organization for the new economy in the greater Philadelphia area. With my wife, Nadine, we are also keeping quite busy with our three children, Sam (five), Shoshana (three) and Sydney (20 months).
Stephen Spoonamore EAS/W86 was mentioned in a feature in the February issue of Fortune Small Business <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kit Boyatt G87 WG87 joined the alternative-investments group at Lazard Asset Management in New York last February. He had been head of research for J.P. Morgan Investment Managements hedge-fund group.
Dr. James M. Day Gr87 <email@example.com> is academic dean and professor of human development and psychology of religion at the UniversitÈ catholique de Louvain in Belgium and adjunct professor in the Department of Communication and the Centre for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He recently co-founded the European Research Network in Psychology of Religion, and is thesis adviser to Princesse Mathilde de Belgique, the future queen. James is married to Birte Henkelmann, a German, and is father to Julia (11); in February, Birte was expecting, with the birth due at Easter. At Louvain he also directs the Development and Society psychology major, and teaches both developmental and clinical psychology courses. Recently he was filmed for the Archives in Social Construction series. In September he begins training for ordination as a priest in the Church of England, and will hold research and chaplaincy posts at the University of Cambridge.
Bruce Goldfarb C/W87 in March was appointed senior managing director and general counsel of Georgeson Shareholder Communications Inc., a global proxy-solicitation firm based in New York. Previously he was senior vice president at Zurich Scudder Investments, Inc.
Lance Y. Gokongwei EAS/W87 holds seven posts in his familys Philippines-based enterprises: he is executive vice-president of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., the conglomerates holding company, and president and chief executive officer of the airline Cebu Air, Inc.
Tracy D. Hill L87 in February joined Germani & Riggle LLC in Portland, Ore.; she focuses on civil litigation and probate law.
Daniel O. Horowitz C87 and his wife, Janice, report the birth of their first child, Gordon Benjamin, on March 1. Danny and Janice live in New York: He was recently promoted to senior managing director in the New York office of Julien J. Studley, Inc., a national commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation, and she is a corporate account executive in the industry-solutions group of Microsoft. Danny continues to stay active with the university as a member of the board of The Penn Club in Manhattan.
Greg Koslow W87 and his wife, Amy, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Lindsay, on Jan. 18. She joins big sister, Danielle (two). They live in Scotch Plains, N.J., and Greg is a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP in New York <GK194@aol.com>.
Debbie Dubin Marx C87 and her husband, Bob, are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby girl, Julia Rose, on Dec. 3. Debbie is a content designer for Logical Design Solutions, an Internet professional-services firm in Manhattan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Sigurd R. Peterson Jr. L87 and Sue Peterson are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Sigurd Edward, on Feb. 24. They live in Dayton, where Sigurd is a trial attorney with the U.S. Air Force.
Daniel Segedin WG87 was appointed in February president and chief executive officer of Consumer Health Interactive, as San Francisco-based developer of e-health portals for health-care organizations and employers. He had been senior vice president of corporate accounts and product development for CHIs strategic partner, AdvancePCS.
Cuyler H. Walker L87 WG87 was elected in January to the partnership of Pepper Hamilton LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm. He practices corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law in the Berwyn office.
Nancy Weiss C87 is general counsel of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a sister agency of the NEA and the NEH; she deals with legal and policy issues affecting cultural and academic institutions throughout the country. She and Laura Possessky C91 are co-chairs of the Washington Bars arts, entertainment and sports law section.
Dr. Peter Wu EAS87 <email@example.com> will move to Chicago where he will begin a surgical-oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago, after completing his general-surgery training at the University of Connecticut and clinical-research training at the National Cancer Institute Surgery Branch. He currently lives in Farmington, Conn., at the Miss Porters School with his wife, (Lily) Lee Wen Su L93, and daughter, Cameron (two), where they also work as house directors for the boarding school.
Beth Waddell Caulfield C88 and Dr. Tom Caulfield Gr91 will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in June. They currently live in Paris with their son, T.J. (four), and daughter, Amber (two), and where Tom has taken an ex-pat assignment managing a team of chemists for Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Beth is a full-time mom. Theyd love to hear from old friends and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kathleen DeMarco C/W88 e-mails her first novel, Cranberry Queen, will be published by Talk Miramax Books in June. Miramax Films optioned the film rights, and Ill be writing the screenplay for the film as well.
Joseph Durko C/W88 is vice president and corporate controller for the New York-based Ventiv Health, Inc., which provides comprehensive marketing and sales solutions to the healthcare industry.
Seth Kaller C88 and Dr. Lyn Kaller are happy to announce the birth of Jordana Marelle on Nov. 18. Seth has become a dealer and collection-builder of historic documents, even acquiring Benjamin Franklins signed copy of the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln. He frequently exhibitsEinsteins first scientific paper is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American Historyand welcomes e-mail contacts at <email@example.com>.
Rev. Steven J. Kelly C88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I am now the priest at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Detroit, a 142-year-old parish next door to the brand new Detroit Tigers Comerica Baseball Park. It is a huge change from ministry in rural Western Pennsylvania to downtown Detroit, but the area is familiar since I grew up here. This past summer my wife, Jennifer, gave birth to our third son, William. He joins five-year-old Samuel and three-year-old Andrew. If you are going to be in Detroit for a baseball game, or any other reason, be sure to stop by the church to light a candle and to say hello.
Richard Lester C/W88 in March became chief financial officer of IntelliCare, Inc., a provider of healthcare communication technology and services, based in Portland, Maine. Previously he was vice president in charge of development and operations for DaVita/Total Renal Care, Inc. based in Torrance, Calif.
Dr. David Melnick EAS88 is a fourth-year surgical resident at the University of Michigan Hospital. Noah, his son, was described by grandfather Dr. Frederic Melnick C58 D61 as the cutest little kid in Ann Arbor.
Teri Mendelsohn C88 and Richard Lethin announce with delight the birth of their daughter, Harper Ingrid Mendelsohn Lethin, on Oct. 18. Teri is director of business development at Ovid Technologies, an online biomedical-database company in New York.
Ira Rosen C88 e-mails that after spending too long in graduate schooland enjoying every minute of itIm now director of project management for the engineering and operations division of IDT Telecom. My wife, Heidi, and I have three children, Natasha (Batsheva) (seven), Eli (Austin) (five) and Rikki Lee (three), with one more on the way. We spend some of our time running concerts in our home in central New Jersey; in June, we welcome the Bobs to perform. Any interested parties, please contact me, Id love to hear from you <irosen@idttechnology>.
Julia Null Smith C88 e-mails that Wyatt Harrison Smith was born on Nov. 28. He joins big sister Carson, who turned four in January <email@example.com>.
Carol Nelson Stigum C88 and her husband, Erik, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna, on May 27, 2000. They live in East Northport, N.Y., <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lee Wind C88 invites you to get your Sex Insurance, Inc. online at (www.hypnotic.com): featured in over a dozen film festivals worldwide, and now available on your computer, Lee wrote, directed, and produced this short musical comedy spoof of an infomercial. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Mark Hoist, and divides his time between writing screenplays and film and commercial editing. Enjoy the film and then say Hi at <email@example.com>.
John Boord W89 re-joined Salomon Smith Barney in February as a director to head its investment-banking activities in Mexico. He had worked for SSB from 1992 to 1999, latterly as director of its Latin American equity-capital-markets desk, based in New York. He took a one-year absence during which he created a Latin American/U.S. Hispanic-language Internet portal.
Michael S. Castleman W89, senior vice president of the private-equity division and co-head of its venture-capital group of Lehman Brothers, in February was appointed to the board of Molecular OptoElectronics Corp., an optical-components manufacturer based in Watervliet, N.Y.
Julieta Cristal W89 is engaged to be married to J. Darrin Smith of Stamford, Conn.; the wedding will be in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Sept. 29.
Maria Betancourt Erickson WG89 started Bette & Court Golf Collection (www.bette-court.com) with her own savingsand a life-long passion for owning her own businessand has never looked back. She started the Miami company in 1991 in order to create great products and support womens golf. We are very proud of the niche we have carved out for ourselves.
Dr. Daniel L. Minor Jr. C89 has joined the faculty of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and an investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K., and in the Department of Physiology at UCSF prior to accepting this position. His research is on the molecular basis of electrical signaling in the nervous system; the lab Web site is (www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~dminor).
Mitchell Saifer C89 and Alison Berger Saifer W90 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Harrison, on Dec. 19. He joins big sister Samantha, who will be three in June. Alison is president of Actuarial Management Strategies, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm based in Lambertville, N.J. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Mitchell <email@example.com> is vice president of Building Maintenance Systems, Inc.; he recently started a company specializing in indoor and outdoor stadiums and arena facilities, Stadium Solutions.
Joy Shaffer Nu89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> works on the bone-marrow transplant unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is currently pursuing my masters degree at Jefferson. I married Edward Bell in Oct. 1995 and alumni attended, including Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann C90, Marc Boustany C90 and Susanne Murray Boustany C91, Melissa Andrews Rearson Nu90 GNu93, Lisa Kuzma C87 GEd88, Lisa Kitzman Nu85 and Horace Means C88. We live in Horsham, Pa., with our Scottish terrier, Duncan.
Andrew J. Shapiro C89 worked on the Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign in Nashville as the briefing-book director for vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman. After Election Day, Andrew joined the Gore-Lieberman Recount Committee legal team which litigated the presidential-election contest in Florida. Prior to joining the campaign, he had worked for two years at the Justice Department as counsel to the international-competition policy-advisory committee that reports to the Attorney General and the assistant attorney general for antitrust. He can be reached at <andrew_ email@example.com>.
Dr. Amy Pickar Abernethy C90 and her husband, Steve Abernethy, are delighted to announce the birth of our son, Cameron Montana Abernethy, weighing 9lbs. 3oz., on Jan. 14 in Adelaide. We are in awe. While in Australia, I am continuing in my role as a clinical oncologist and I am also completing a Ph.D. in palliative medicine. I return to the USA often; she was looking forward to meeting with Laura Dieffenbach San Miguel Nu90 GNu94, Susan Chudnow Seale C90, Sharon Makower W90, Eileen Chang Rhie W90, Julie Richards Taylor C90 at the annual Penn TCPW weekend in North Carolina in April.
Ira Apfel C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Gina Kim joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Soon Apfel, on Nov. 16; she weighed 7lbs. 4oz.
Andrew A. Bassock C90 and his wife, Irene, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Aliya Bassock, on Dec. 24. Addison has already met alumni Michael Fein W90, Scott Grodsky W92, Greg Porges C89, Dean Schefrin W90, David Brous C90, Adam Shapiro W90, Eddie Hilzenrath W91 and Sydney Cutler Hilzenrath C94, JoAnne Heit Bertrand CW58, Stephen Bassock W55, Michael Bassock W57, Betsy Heit Gaberman CW62 and Matt Friedman W90. The family is doing great and Addison is preparing to join the Class of 2021. Andy left his job as an assistant district attorney in Boston last year and is currently a financial adviser at PaineWebber in Hartford, Conn. <email@example.com>.
Jeffrey Bernstein C90 and Susan N. Bernstein C91 welcomed our second son, Koby Adam, on Feb. 1. His big brother, Zachary, is almost four and his best friend is Chloe Citron, daughter of Jill Krupp Citron C91. Jeffreys e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Richard J. Bleicher C90 is pleased to announce that he has completed his general surgery training, and is currently a fellow in surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calif.
Jose Luis Castro GPU90 <email@example.com> has been appointed director of finance and development for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, a scientific organization for the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease and related community-health problems whose activities span 52 countries. Since 1998 he has been working with the World Health Organization in New Delhi advising the Indian government on the implementation of its national TB-control program, the second largest in the world after China. He was selected for inclusion in the 2000 edition of Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
David Eisman C/W90 and Jennifer Linderman Eisman C90 proudly announce the birth of their son, Dillon Hunter, on June 16, 2000, weighing 6lbs. 15oz. The family has moved back from London, and now lives in Beverly Hills, Calif. David is a senior corporate associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floms Los Angeles office and Jennifer loves being a stay-at-home mom.
Jeffrey Hyman W90, president, chief executive officer and founder of Cruel World, Inc., was appointed in March chief operating officer of LeadersOnline, the Internet recruiting subsidiary of Chicagos Heidrick & Struggles for professionals and mid-level executives.
Ken Joseph C90 and his wife, Deena Joseph, are elated to announce the birth of their fourth daughter, Sophia Elena Joseph, on Sept. 9; she joins Ashton, Allie and Lauren.
Kontrim-Baumann C90 and her husband, Jeff Baumann, are proud to
announce the birth of their son, Samuel Kontrim Baumann, on July 26
in Amsterdam. Stephanie will finish her ex-pat assignment in Holland
at the end of this year and then return to the U.S.specific location
still to be determined. She can be reached
Karen Rich Nadel W90 e-mails she and Alan Nadel W89 are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Sophie Lynn Nadel, on Nov. 30. Ive put my law career on hold to be with Sophie and her big brother, Joshua, full-time in our new home in Chappaqua, N.Y.
Susan Klepper Quill C90 and William Quill C90 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Charles Thomas, on Feb. 15. Charlie joins big brothers Alex and Nicholas, who were born in Aug. 1999. The Quills live in Scarsdale, N.Y.
Steven Swagel C90 and his wife, Nathalie, are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Clara Estelle, on Feb. 4; Mommy and baby are doing great. The family lives in Wilton, Conn., <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Deborah Fishman Volk W90 and Judd A. Volk W89 are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Brian A. Volk, on Jan. 22, 2000. He joined big brother Ethan (four) in Great Neck, N.Y., where Debbie <email@example.com> runs her own personalized-stationery and birth-announcement business on the Internet (www.morethanpaper.com). Judd recently joined forces with GCP Capital Group (also in Great Neck), specializing in commercial mortgages <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kristin C. Vaccaro Nu90 is delighted to announce the birth of Samuel Joseph on Oct. 18. He joins big brothers Noah (six) and Isaac (two). Anyone know the recipe for a girl? Just kidding. We would not change them for the world. Plus, there is still only one princess in our house <email@example.com>.
Michael Wenban WG90 is a partner of the Toronto-based Monitor Group, co-head of its Canadian practice and president of Monitor Institute. Having joined the company in 1989, he has led client relationships in North America, Europe and Asia with TSE-100 and Fortune-500 companies, and a number of non-profit and governmental clients. The Monitor Institute develops specialized content and leveraging assets for the development and success of public-good intermediaries, such as not-for-profits, social enterprises, governments and government agencies.
Melissa K. Blau W91, a general partner of Constellation Ventures in New York, an affiliate of Bear Stearns Asset Management, has joined the board of Verance, a developer in San Diego, Calif., of watermark technologies for content management and broadcast monitoring.
Dr. Eric Britton C91 M96 e-mails, I have finished my training for general practice in the British National Health Service and been offered a partnership in The James Wigg Partnership, a large teaching practice in North Central London. As part of my duties I will be responsible for the teaching of medical students from University College London Medical School.
Gregory M. Case WG91, a general partner at Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc., an international private-equity investment firm based in King of Prussia, Pa., was named in January to the advisory board of Katalyst, a full-service accelerator for New Economy companies.
Henry J. DeWerth-Jaffe L91 was elected in January to the partnership of Pepper Hamilton LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm. He practices bankruptcy and creditors rights law in the Philadelphia office.
Samantha Marks Gordon W91 e-mails, My husband, Jonathan, and I had a beautiful baby boy on Nov. 7he made up his mind that day; it only took the country another 35 days to decide on the next president. His name is Zachary Jack Gordon, and he has big slate-blue eyes and gorgeous red hair. Additional news: upon returning to work in early February, I was promoted from vice president of strategic planning to managing director of business and market development for e-business services at Standard & Poors. I was informed that I am the youngest to ever receive the managing-director title at S&P. I look forward to seeing my classmates in May for our 10th Reunion.
Michael Herman C91 joined Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York last February as a senior manager with its human-capital advisory-services practice. He was previously a senior consultant with Sibson & Co., a subsidiary of Nextera Enterprises.
Matthew Hilk C91 has just become the assistant news director at WBMA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. He spent the past few years as a news producer in Orlando, Fla. After getting over the initial shock that the 10-year Reunion is months away, he is anxiously awaiting the trip.
Lauren Katz Kluger C91 and her husband, Matt Kluger, are the proud parents of Aidan Michael born on Jan. 3. The family lives in New York, where Aidan has been seen proudly wearing his first Pennsylvania sweatshirt.
Steven Melnick C91 is vice president of media relations for 20th Century Fox Television in Los Angeles.
Linda Merrill Mullen C91 and Peter Mullen C89 are thrilled to announce the birth of their twins, James Perry and Ethan Patrick, on Feb. 7. Pete and Linda have made their home in the New York area since their 1992 wedding, and currently live in Summit, N.J. He works in credit research at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown; until recently she was a marketing director in the Internet-banking division of American Express, and is now enjoying being a full-time mom.
Laura Possessky C91 practices entertainment and intellectual-property law for Lichtman, Trister, Singer & Ross, a Washington public-interest law firm, where she represent artists, writers, independent producers and publishers, and non-profit organizations. She and Nancy Weiss C87 are co-chairs of the Washington Bars arts, entertainment and sports law section.
Dr. Sara Pugach C91 married Scott Frey at the Estherwood Mansion in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., on Feb. 25. Her maid of honor was Alice Segal C92, and Sandra Ehrenpreis-Flaster C90, Nancy Polutan C92 and Rachel Schuldiner C92 were bridesmaids; Ken Cooperman C91 was a groomsman. Other alumni attending were Saras cousin Charles Goldman C/W90 and Anthony Crowell C92 and G. Basil Manos C92. Sara recently completed her Ph.D. in European history at the University of Chicago, and in April began a Social Science Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the Free University in Berlin. Her husband, a lawyer, accompanied her there.
Maureen Shay L91 has joined the Atlantic City office of the Philadelphia law firm of Fox, Rothschild, OBrien & Frankel, LLP, where she will concentrate on general commercial, litigation and licensing law. She lives in Margate.
Pat Talamantes WG91 in March was appointed vice president/finance, treasurer and chief financial officer of the McClatchy Company of Sacramento, Calif., publisher of 11 daily newspapers and 13 non-dailies mostly in the West. He had been chief financial officer of the Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., in Baltimore. A native Californian, he is thrilled to be returning to Northern California. He and his wife, Scarlett, a stationery and jewelry designer, have two boys, five and two.
William Wrigley Jr. WG94 is CEO of William Wrigley Jr. Co.; with the firm since 1985, he is the fourth generation to lead the 110-year-old Chicago-based company.
Christine M. Zambito C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently named executive chef of The Sanderling, a luxury resort on the Outer Banks in Duck, N.C. In April she married Luis Morillo of the Dominican Republic; they live in Southern Shores, N.C.
Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio GM92, a plastic and cosmetic surgeon, in March joined the Adams Center for Aesthetic Surgery, P.C., in Boston. He had previously practiced in Greenwich and New Canaan, Conn.
Leslie Sacks Gross C92 and Shawn Gross proudly announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Martin, on Dec. 25.
Dr. Alexander Hoffman C92 married Dr. Allison Chausmer in Baltimore on March 11. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, and he is a research fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, intramural research program, in Baltimore. In addition to my father, Dr. Stephen Hoffman C62 M66, several of my classmates and AEPi fraternity brothers were able to join us for this wonderful event: Dr. David Fleischer C92, Adam Cutler W92 L95 and Caroline Cutler GEd93, Amy and Dr. Dan Polster C92, Adam Sherer C92 WG96 and Dr. Risa Finkle Sherer EAS92, Dr. Evan Finkelstein C92, Jeff Kellem C92, Tom Vandever C92 and Allison Powell C92, and Dr. Evan Melrose C92 WG01. The honeymoon was in St. Lucia. Any e-mails from other long-lost Penn friends are welcome <email@example.com>.
Dr. Daniel M. Joo C/EAS92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that after obtaining my Ph.D. in 1997 from UC Berkeley in biochemistry and molecular biology, I did a one-year postdoctoral stint at UCSF. With the cost of living in the Bay Area entering the ionospherea two-bedroom, 78-year-old house at $700KI jumped out of academia and entered bioinformatics in the private sector to make ends meet. Other than paying my mortgage, I am enjoying my life to the fullest with my life partner of over six years, Stephen Rogers, another Berkeley graduate, and with our one-year-old chihuahua, aptly named after a protein in E. coli, sigma.
Mark V. McCray WG92 was promoted in March to executive vice president of PIMCO, a fixed-income assets-management firm based in Newport Beach, Calif. With the firm for just over a year, he is a portfolio manager of municipal-bond funds. Previously he was a vice president and co-head of municipal-bond trading with Goldman Sachs in New York.
Matthew Soska GEd92 WG00 is vice president of the U.S. business operations, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of TeleComputing, the Norwegian global application service provider. He previously was vice president of technology services for HostOne, a division of marchFIRST, an Internet hosting company.
Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz C93 e-mails she and my husband, Doug, are delighted to announce the arrival of our daughter, Abigail Weiss Berkowitz, on Feb. 26 in Chicago. Abby will be the honorary flower girl at her aunt Beth Hirschfelders C95 marriage to Jeff Wilensky in St. Louis in October.
Chad G. Boonswang C93 joined the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP in March as an associate in its litigation department. Previously he was an associate with Margolis Edelstein, where he focused his practice on civil litigation.
John Browett WG93 is chief executive officer of Tesco.com, the online arm of the large British supermarket chain. After being turned into a separate operating company in April last year, the e-grocer business has expanded rapidly. Already with an online presence in Ireland, he is planning further expansion outside the U.K., to central Europe, Thailand and Korea. Before joining Tesco as business-development director in late 1998, he worked as a merchant banker at Kleinwort Benson and with the Boston Consulting Group.
Dr. Joshua Fogelman C93 and his wife, Amy Fogelman, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Shoshana Ruth, on Oct. 4. After graduating from the Yale University School of Medicine, he completed his internship in internal medicine at the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, and currently is a chief resident in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center; he will begin a fellowship in clinical laser dermatology in July <email@example.com>.
Ruth McIlhenny GormÈ C93 married Craig GormÈ in August; Sunny Bosco C94 was maid of honor. Ruth and Craig met in Gainesville, Fla., where she is attending Levin College of Law at the University of Florida <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lt. Joshua Himes C93 married Lcdr. Suzanne von Luhrte in North Canton, Ohio, on May 27. The wedding party included several alumni: father-of-the-bride John von Luhrte WG65, best man Brian Gault C93, groomsman John Fruttero W93 and head usher Alex Brubaker EAS/W92; Lt. Kevin Lynch C95 and Capt. Eric Syverson C96 were part of the sword arch. Many other alumni attended, and much fun was had by all. Josh and Sue currently live in Pacific Grove, Calif., and will complete their respective masters degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School this year; they can be reached at <JHimers@cs.com>.
Chrissy Bass Hofbeck C93 and her husband, Keith, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Michael, on Jan. 7. He joins big brother Andrew (almost two). After an extended maternity leave, Chrissy will return to work part-time as a senior consultant in the actuarial department of PricewaterhouseCoopers/Unifi Network <email@example.com>.
Voula Tsoutsoplides Katsoris C93 married Nicholas C. Katsoris in New Rochelle, N.Y., on June 4, 2000. Alumnae in the bridal party included Allison Fink Brody C/W93 and Deanna Huffman C95. Guests included Karen Grimm C93 GEd94, Vincent DeLorenzo C/W93, Natalie Georgakis EAS99 and Athena Anthopoulos-Kamavas C86 GEd93. Voula is a real estate attorney at Davis & Gilbert LLP, a Manhattan law firm. Nick is general counsel for the Red Apple Group; his legal thriller, Crimes of Fire, was published in December (www.crimesoffire.com). Voula and Nick live in Manhattan.
Dr. Howard B. Levene EAS93 is pleased to announce that this month he graduates from a seven-year M.D./Ph.D. program at both the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyRobert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. Yes, this is one of the longest school names ever; just try to fit that on a name tag. His dissertation, Analysis of Tyrosine-Derived Novel Synthetic Polymer Scaffold Devices for Guided Tissue Regeneration, was awarded in October 1999 through the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. Finding West Philadelphia too ritzy, he is continuing in a seven-year residency in neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital in exciting North Philadelphia. Drop a line to say hello at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Beth Kissileff Perlman G93 Gr98 has given birth to Yael Daniella Perlman. Beth and her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, and Yaels sister, Tova Yonina Perlman, live in Springfield, Mass. Beth is a visiting assistant professor of religion at Mt. Holyoke College. Karen Stein Kissileff CW63 and Dr. Harry R. Kissileff C62 Gr66, and Julia Reisman Kissileff Ed36 were delighted to announce this news.
Dr. Eric A. Rosenberg C93 married Lauren Kreutzberger in Manhasset, N.Y., on Dec. 16. Alumni attending were Audra Bernstein C93, Craig Bitman C93, Jared Friedman W93, Steven Friedman W93, Richard Gorelick C93, Michael Kamras C93, Justin Mauskopf W93, Alyssa Newman C93, Joshua Rafofsky C93, Jason Scharfspitz C/W91 WG97, Jody Sheinbaum C94, Stephanie Teicher C93 and Judith Weinstock C94. Eric and Lauren met on a blind date set up by David Scooby Goldstein C/W93, who also attended the wedding. Eric is serving as chief resident during the final year of his internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and she is a human-resources manager at Random House, Inc.
Greg Schuckman GPU93 has been appointed director of federal relations for the University of Central Florida; he also serves as director of the universitys Washington office, in Lorton, Va. Previously he was director of communications and corporate relations for the Southeastern Universities Research Association.
Alice Yang Nu93 GNu97 and Dr. Wayne Ho M97 celebrated their marriage on July 15 with many Penn Living Water friends as witnesses. Penn friends in the wedding party included Sue Yu W93, Joseph Chang EAS/W93 WG99, best man and big brother Willy Ho EE90 WG95 and twin brother Dr. Warren Ho M96. Alice and Wayne continue to call Philadelphia home, where she works as a nurse epidemiologist for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and he is completing his last year of pediatric residency with DuPont/Jefferson. We look forward to being in touch with friends from our Penn days: Alice at <email@example.com> and Wayne at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jun S. Bang C94 married Dr. Charles J. Bae in North Wales, Pa., on Sept. 16. The wedding party included John P. Bang C93, Elizabeth Bauer Chand C93 G95 and Carolyn Choi C95 G95. Alumni attending included Charles Chand W93 G94, Soney Chang C94, Dr. Mary Chou C94, Ann Cho W94, Lien-Ha Nguyen C94, Sonia Lee C/W94, Lauren Isenberg Forbes C94, Andrew Forbes EAS/W94, Phong Nguyen W94, Tim Yoo C94, Adam Wilson C94, Dr. Susan So C94 D97, Robyn Allen Reifman C94, Dr. Kyle Saito C94 D97, Jeffrey Casello EAS92 GEng99, Byung Kim C/W94, Edwin Chung W94, Leo Chang W94, Laura Lieberman C94, RoseAnn Cho C95, Tanya Salgado L96, Ralph Salgado L96, Jasmine Lee C98 and Candice Nhu Tran W91 GPU95. Jun and Charles now live in Beachwood, Ohio, where she is an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Cleveland and he is a neurology resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Jun would love to hear from Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Jennifer A. Brandt L94 is an associate in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Cozen & OConnor, who concentrates her practice on family law. She was elected in February to the executive committee of the family-law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.; she already co-chairs the sections membership committee and was a recent editor of its newsletter.
Rosa Sochin Ko C94 e-mails, After leaving Philly in 1994 with an Econ. degree and premed, I went to Texas A&M with a Regent scholarship for a graduate degree in finance; got a Mitsui scholarship to Beijing University in China, and then went to Harvard University on a Yenching grant. By bypassing some wonderful academic opportunities, I am in D.C. working at the Pentagon for the Department of Defense, on budget policies, acquisition and cost analysis. I havent had a chance to meet any Penn people, while being busy working for the government and the archdiocese. P.S. Not married yet. With many thanks to the Gazette for keeping in touch. Rosa from the capital.
Dr. Eric J. Schwartz C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> would like to apologize to all true Penn fans as I have recently married the enemy: on Nov. 11, I married Dr. Robin Wisch, a Princeton grad. Attending were Greg Shangold C94, Ethan Youderian W94, Doug Baumstein C94, Dr. Jon Reidel C94 and Tamara Sloan Rice C94. The consolation is that Robins father is Dr. Robert D. Wisch D67. I am currently in the third year of my urologic-surgery residency at the University of Connecticut; and Robin is in the third year of her residency in pediatrics at Yale.
Jonelle St. John WG94 was appointed in February to the board of Motient Corp., which owns and operates a satellite network to provide mobile and Internet services principally to business-to-business customers. Recently she was CFO for Worldcom International in London.
Kevin D. Allen W95 co-founded with his brother, Eric (who has suffered from leukemia since a teenager), New World Science and Technology (www.nwsti.com), a bioinformatics company which developed the CellTek Simulation System, a predictive tool to improve the drug-discovery process.
David B. Carlson GLA95 in February joined the Santa Fe office of the Design Workshop; he focuses on ecological design. Previously he was with the Hillier Group of Princeton, N.J.
Peter Ellman C95 and Dr. Olivia Johnson C94 M99 will marry this Memorial Day weekend on the island of Jamaica. They met at Penn in 1993, but did not start dating until last year, when she moved to New York to do her residency in internal medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He expects to receive his MBA from NYUs Stern School of Business in June 2002. He also works full-time for Other Press, a publisher of books on psychotherapy, cultural studies and gender studies, which is close to launching an online bookselling Web site, (otherbooks.com). He can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Jeffrey Goodman W95 WG00 married Shoshanna Goodman last summer in New York after earning his MBA from Wharton <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Groomsmen included Neeraj Patel C/W95 and Johnson Sikes W95 WG01. Other guests from Penn were Kristin Adams Nu95 GNu01, Tracy Akresh W96, Mike Alpert WG00, Eric Ariyoshi C/W95, Art Buckler C80 WG00, Weiling Chang C95, Michelle Cheung W95, Troy Figgins WG00, Dianne Inniss C91 WG00, Tak Kakudo WG00, Adam Magnus C01, Tracey Neiman W95, Lisa Schuman Strug W93, David Tandy GEng99 WG99, Howard Wilkins W95, Jessica Yin C95 and Baryn Yoon EAS95. Jeffrey and Shoshanna now live in Atlanta, where he is a senior consultant in the strategy practice at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
David C Hinman WG95 was promoted in March to an executive vice president of PIMCO, a fixed-income assets management firm based in Newport Beach, Calif. He focuses on high-yield corporate bonds and structured-credit products.
Ted Kartzman C95 e-mails, For three years, I have been toiling away building a music-promotions company on the Internet, called JamBase (www.jambase.com). We provide tour dates and information for 3,000 improvisational bands worldwide. We also operate as a music-marketing company, working for bands, promoters, venues, record labels and music festivals to help increase attendance at events.
Lt. Patrick Songsanand EAS/W95 recently completed my second deployment onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf, supporting Operation Southern Watch over Iraq. I am assigned to the Black Eagles of VAW-113, and will soon transfer to the U.K. as an exchange officer flying E-3D AWACS with the Royal Air Force.
Leah Loebl L95 and Michael Rogal L94 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Max Jaime, on Dec. 11. He is a senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and she practices immigration law with Bander, Fox-Isicoff & Associates in Miami.
Lt. Michael W. Bentley Nu96 announces the birth of his son, Trevor Douglas, on Oct. 1. Additionally I am on active duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., enrolled in the U.S. Army graduate program in nursing anesthesia. Feel free to contact me at <email@example.com>.
Brad E. Coren C96 joined the Miami law firm of Bernstein and Maryanoff, P.A., in February; he concentrates his practice on personal-injury, medical-malpractice and products-liability law.
Jennifer Gillary C96 and Justin Segal C93 got engaged last fall on a trip to Paris. They live in San Francisco, where he is the co-founder of a start-up company and she, a Duke medical student, is doing cancer research at UCSF.
Johanna Swift Hart Nu96 GNu98 and her husband, Kyle, had a baby girl, Seneca, on Dec. 7, 1999. Seneca is not only good-looking, but shes smart too.
Marie Hurabiell L96 joined San Franciscos Red Herring Communications, Inc., in January as its first corporate counsel. The company publishes Red Herring, a monthly magazine focusing on technology issues and trends, and distributes the Catch of the Day newsletter. Previously she was an associate at the San Francisco office of New Yorks Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
George Hykal EAS96 has joined the New York office of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as an associate in its intellectual-property and technology department.
Jason Chou Liu WG96 in January was named chief executive officer of Callisto Software; based in Wheaton, Ill., it provides corporations with systems-management software for laptops and handhelds. Previously he was senior vice president of corporate services and chief financial officer at Ravisent Technologies.
Pyotr Panov WG96 in February was appointed director for business development and strategies at International Business Systems, based in Moscow. Previously he coordinated business development in Eastern Europe for Qualcomm.
Mika Rao C96 married Dr. Vish Kalapatapu at the Birchwood Manor in Whippanny, N.J., on Aug. 11. Besides her mom, Dr. Anu Rao SW78 G95 Gr96, other alumni on hand to celebrate the event included Raj Mehta C94 and Manisha Juthani-Mehta C94, Sapna Shah Parikh W95, Ahalya Nava-Majmudar C94, Harsha Krishnappa W94, Manish Mittal W94 and Ritu Sahai Mittal C97, Sameer Chawla C94, Radha Mehta Badani W96, Meera Bajwa C96, Nehal Patel C/W95 and Maalika Rastogi W96. Other members of the Penn extended family present included Ellie DiLapi SW77 and Gloria Gay SW80 of the Penn Womens Center, Dr. Louise P. Shoemaker GrS65 and Rajiv Shah. Mika and Vish now live in Savannah, Ga., where he is in medical residency and she continues her work in consulting, currently working as the public-relations specialist for the Lifelink Foundation, a national organ-donor awareness and procurement organization, and her non-profit group, Project Impact (www.project-impact.org).
Dr. Alison Dietrich M97, a Philadelphia physician, appeared in the recent hit television series, Temptation Island, as a temptress.
Dr. Alisa Iriye V97 had a daughter, Alexis Julian Iriye, on May 29, 2000.
Dr. Allison P. Stewart C97 married Alan S. Kellman EAS96 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 19. Alans brother, David Kellman EAS/W00, was best man, with support from groomsman Hal Luria C96. Many Penn friends were present to help celebrate the wedding, including Jennie Markowitz C97, Hollis Kramer C97, Evan Weiner C97, Randi Feigenbaum C97, Alan Modlinger C96, Evan Herbst EAS97, Mary Jane Lee C96, Dr. Stanley Lee C88 D91 and Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg M93 GM97. Allison graduates from Yale Medical School this month and plans to pursue a residency in pediatrics. Alan is an associate in the New York law office of Kirkland & Ellis.
Robert Glazer C98 married Rachel Steiman in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 21. Penn family members included Roberts brother, Stephen Glazer C01, his father, Michael Glazer W70, his mother, Jill Samter Glazer CW70, and his grandfather, John Samter EE38. The wedding party included Lee Anchin W98, Aaron Abrahms C98, Ari Blum C98, Andrew deLemos C98, Jeremy Seidman EAS98, Louis Klein W98 and Brett Lebed C98. Guests included Beth Davis C98, Genevieve Fitzgerald C98, Robert Fechner C98, Daniel Finn C97, Ryan Goodman W98, Steven Goodman C98, Jeremy Isenberg C98, Faisel Khan C/EAS99, Roman Krislav EAS/W98, Gregory Murphy C98, David Nathanson C98, Jon Peet C98, Nicholas Saidel C98, Larry Sloan C98, Daniel Unger C98, Sharon Weinzimer C98, Eric Wenke C98, Steve Fine C70, John Bakalar C70 and Stanton Abrams L68. Rachel and Bobby live in Brookline and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Linda Bone Jeng Gr98 M98 and Dr. Bennie H. Jeng M98 announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Cassie An Jeng, on Nov. 8. Linda is in her third year of five in a combined pediatrics and genetics residency at Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital and Case Western Reserve University. Bennie is in his third year of an ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Patricia Gonzalez-Revilla Serrano C98 married Juan Pablo Serrano in Panama City on Feb. 19, 2000. The bridesmaids included her sisters, Edisa Gonzalez-Revilla C00 and Alice Gonzalez-Revilla C04. Alumni who joined them included Daniela Nunez W98, Noelle Mendez-Villamil W98, Starr E. Haymes C98, Raffy Attie W96, Fernando Lopez-Ona C98, Sophie Bosch C/W99, Jessica Resnick C98 and Charles Myers W98 WG99. Patricia and Juan Pablo are both getting their masters degrees at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
Lindsay Gray C98 and Mark Landman EAS98 got engaged in December, and will marry in October. She owns and operates a boutique public-relations firm and he is an independent computer programmer currently contracting at Merrill Lynch. They live and work in New York. Friends can contact them at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Nissel C98 is happy to report that my first book, The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke, was published by Villard (a division of Random House) in April. The book details some of the semi-legal or just plain embarrassing activities I engaged in to make it through my last year at Penn. The sitcom and screenplay are in development and I am relocating to Los Angeles in the spring. I still hold my day job as co-founder and manager of okayplayer.com. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Catherine Verdi C98 and her husband, Shawn Gorman, are pleased to announce the birth of their first daughter, Annabel Grace, on Dec. 29 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lt. Phoebe S. Choi C99 <email@example.com> writes that I have sailed to the following places between October and November: Guam, Hong Kong, Chinhae (Korea), Okinawa and Fukuoka (Japan). In Chinhae, several South Korean navy personnel embarked on my ship for a week-long, joint military exercise. I grew up speaking Korean, and that proved to be fortunate, as I suddenly found myself translating, to the best of my ability, for the two navies. I was also translating during search-and-rescue efforts following the crash of a Korean Air Force F-14 at the end of the joint exercise; unfortunately there were no survivors. Afterwards my ship pulled into Fukuoka for some much-needed rest. I had the chance to meet the sumo wrestler, Akebano, and watch his team practice: he is very amiable, and was taken aback when I said Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian); I guess he did not hear that too often in Japan. After Fukuoka my ship participated in another week-long exercise with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force. At the end of six weeks out at sea, we finally pulled back into homeport, Yokosuka, just in time for Thanksgiving. I drove the ship into the pier as the conning officer, with the captain and harbor pilot by my side to guide me: driving a ship is incredibly thrilling. Since Thanksgiving I have shot M-14 rifles and 9mm pistols, been stranded for 4.5 hours in the middle of nowhere on the wrong train, and gone to Guam for Christmas on a noisy C-130. In a few weeks [from January], my ship will be going back out to sea for another one and a half months.
Joseph Scott McArdle WEv99, a sales representative with Weichert Realtors on the Main Line outside Philadelphia, was elected last year to the board of Angel Flight East. Based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., it is a non-profit organization of volunteer pilots that provides free transportation on private aircraft for medically and financially needy children and adults throughout the Northeast (www.angelflighteast.org). Joseph, who was instrumental in the first major media campaign for the organization, holds several licenses in aviation and is learning to be a balloonist.
John F. Pullo GEng99 was recently appointed vice president and general manager of the performance-materials business unit at Gentex Corporation, based in Carbondale, Pa. (www.gentexcorp.com). He is responsible for the development and manufacture of a number of technically advanced materials, including thermal protective textiles, chemical and biological protective materials, and materials for light management and photonics applications.
Joel Telpner WG99 was promoted in February to vice president and chief legal counsel of the Koch Ventures Group, the venture-capital and risk-financing arm of Koch Industries, Inc., based in Wichita, Kan. Joining the firm in 1999, he was a managing director in charge of developing and implementing underwriting standards.
Steve G. Vogel WG00 is senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Chordiant Software, Inc., based in Cupertino, Calif. Previously he was chief financial officer for Tessera, Inc.u
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