Warren Rehm Monsees W’43 is the former president of the Putnam Rolling Ladder Co., Inc., in New York, which makes custom rolling ladders for homes, chain stores, and telephone exchanges. With his son and current president, Gregg Peters Monsees W’71, he was featured in the September issue of Traditional Home magazine in celebration of the firm’s centenary.
Harry Rothstein W’43 wrote a playlet that was performed at a brunch of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alumni Association celebrating Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday. Harry, who was in Punchbowl 1939, played the part of Ben Franklin; his wife, Arlene, played Ben’s long-suffering companion, Deborah.
Eleanor Evans DH’44 and her husband, Lloyd W. Jones, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last November.
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Joyce Sloan Anderson Ed’51 GEd’52 <JSAwrite@aol.com>, a freelance writer, is a former professor of sociology and chair of the social-sciences division at Atlantic Community College in New Jersey. She has recently written two novels, Flaw In The Tapestry (2005) and its sequel, If Winter Comes (Publish America, 2006). She has been interviewed on The Voice of America about her first book, Courage In High Heels (2004), the stories of eight memorable women who “overcame formidable obstacles in life with amazing resilience and spirit.”
Geoffrey Johnson C’52 was interviewed by Playbill magazine last August about his 40-year career as a Broadway casting director. Over the years he helped a number of now-famous actors get an early break, but insists he did not discover them: “I don’t believe you can discover actors. You give them the chance to audition. They have to have the talent. They have to do it themselves.”
Max Buten ChE’54 writes, “I have been taking courses at Penn for several years, under the senior-associates program. Last summer my wife, Gloria, and I studied Egyptian art to prepare for our fall trip to Egypt; in the fall I took another course, “The Photography of Urban Place.” You can see my resulting photos of the streets of Cairo on my website (buten.net/max). I also run the website for the Gladwyne Montessori School (gladwyne.org). And I’m celebrating 35 years of regular cycling, including commuting to the Penn classes and to Penn’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where I’m a ‘normal control’; what I do there is described in their fall newsletter (www.uphs.upenn.edu/adc/newsletter/current.pdf).”
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was recently named a distinguished professor there, in recognition of his international prominence in otolaryngology and his accomplishments over the last 30 years. He was selected as the 2005 recipient of the Allegheny County Medical Society Ralph C. Wilde Award.
Clarence H. Preitz GEd’54 is an emeritus professor of education at the University of Alberta. Last July he served as a panel member of Making Things in Education, an international forum on education held in Aichi, Japan.
Paul Tracy W’58, Andover, N.J., is serving his second term as president of the board at Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope. His daughter, Shana, is a student at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Bert Lazerow C’60 is chair of the University of San Diego Senate for 2005-06.
Alvin Holm GAr’62 in February received the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center 2006 Award for Excellence in the Arts. For the last 30 years his Philadelphia firm, Alvin Holm, AIA Architects, has promoted neo-classicist design and historic restoration; major projects include the civic fountain in Kansas City and the 19th-century European-collection galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For many years he served on the board of Classical America, and as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. He is currently on the faculty of the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.
John Herman Bunch Jr. PT’63, Raleigh, N.C., in October received the 2005 Olive V. Wortman Service Award. He has worked as a trainer for numerous sports teams, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as a physical therapist, at Sampson County Memorial Hospital and in private practice.
F. Lee Liebolt Jr. C’63 has joined the New York office of Harkins Cunningham LLP as senior counsel, where he continues his practice of corporate and securities law.
Idaherma Williams GFA’63 e-mails, “An exhibition of my woodblock prints, The Trials of Hercules, was shown at the Lennox Gallery in London last December; and I gave a short presentation about my work. A woodblock print [will be shown] at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Mass., this year (www.idaherma.com).”
Dan Rottenberg C’64 is editor of Broad Street Review, a new arts and culture website supported by the University of the Arts (www.broadstreetreview.com). Described in a press release as “a grown-up approach to the Internet,” it debuted earlier this year. “It’s an Internet salon where arts connoisseurs exchange pointed comments about the cultural scene in Philadelphia and beyond. It emphasizes sophisticated opinion and insight, as opposed to mere Where To Go information.” Dan had launched such a “marketplace of ideas” in a number of earlier local publications, the Welcomat (1981-93, now known as Philadelphia Weekly), Seven Arts magazine (1993-94), and Philadelphia Forum (1996-98).
Dr. Ronald J. Schindler C’64 Gr’78 writes, “I have been working as adjunct faculty in the philosophy department at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., teaching introductory courses from the fall to the spring.”
Dr. C. Paul Scott C’64 is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, who also maintains a private practice as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Last year he was elected president of the American Balint Society: Balint groups instruct physicians in the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Norman MacAfee C’65 read a poem he had written the day before for a celebration of what would have been the 80th birthday of Robert Kennedy (1925-1968) at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 16. The poem, “For Robert Kennedy’s 80th Birthday Celebration,” is to be published online in Omega 6. That issue, titled Life During the Coup, also includes, and was inspired by, another poem of his, “Life During the Coup” (2000-02). And another long poem, “The Coming of Fascism to America,” was published in Jacket in April. His opera based on the music of Charles Ives, The Death of the Forest, will premiere in Amsterdam next year (www.normanmacafee.com).
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Granville Toogood C’66 <email@example.com> is chair of the Liminal Group in New York and founder of the Transformative Leadership Summit seminars. His new book, The Articulate Executive in Action: How the Best Leaders Get Things Done was published by McGraw-Hill last year.
Ronald B. Glazer L’67 is a senior partner the real-estate practice group of the Philadelphiabased law firm of WolfBlock. He planned the March course, “Developing and Creating Condominiums and Planned Communities in Pennsylvania.”
Rick Robinson C’67 is a partner in the litigation department of the law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC, where he heads the construction-litigation practice group. This year he was named a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” in business litigation by Connecticut magazine. He is currently vice-chair of Hebrew Health Care in Hartford. Married since graduation to Anndee, Rick and she are the proud parents of twin daughters, Julie and Amy R. Federman C’94 (who is married to Eric Federman W’92), who have given them four fantastic grandchildren.”
Bruce Rocheleau C’67 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a professor of political science at Northern Illinois University. He wrote Public Management Information Systems, and is editing a book titled “Case Studies in Digital Government.”
Janet Berenson-Perkins CW’68 G’70 lives and works in London as a consultant in Jewish family and teenage education for the Leo Baeck College-Centre for Jewish Education, as well as teaching on their foundation, advanced diploma, and MA courses in Jewish education. She wrote Kabbalah Decoder (2001), which has been translated into several languages, and a number of educational publications. She also teaches Kabbalah and Jewish meditation in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., when invited to do so.
Joel N. Jacobson C’68 L’71 is a shareholder with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J., who specializes in financial-institutions law. In January he was re- elected chair of the Chatham Township Planning Board, and selected for inclusion in the banking-law section of The Best Lawyers in America 2006.
Kenneth D. Meskin W’68, Short Hills, N.J., is an attorney who specializes in trust and estate planning with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J. In January he was selected for inclusion in the trusts and estates section of The Best Lawyers in America 2006.
Ron Altoon GAr’69 received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects in January. A founding partner of Altoon + Porter Architects, he serves on the board of councilors of the USC School of Architecture. His work has received 75 design awards, regionally, nationally, and internationally, including Progressive Architecture Design Awards and a Trust for Historic Preservation Award. His projects include the Southwestern University School of Law Library, the Engine Company No. 28 building in Los Angeles, the Fashion Valley Center in San Diego, the Sengkang Transit Station in Singapore, and the UCLA Arthur Ashe Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles.
Herb Braverman W’69, Orange Village, Ohio, is a partner and co-chair of the estate-planning and probate group of the Cleveland law firm Walter & Haverfield LLP. He was selected in January, for the third year in a row, as one of the state’s “Top 100 Super Lawyers.” He is president of the American Jewish Congress (Ohio region), and president of the Wharton Alumni Club of Cleveland.
J. Gregg Miller L’69 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he heads the bankruptcy practice. In January he was appointed to a two-year term as president of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (www.pabankruptcy.org), which provides direct, pro-bono legal representation to indigent people who seek the protection of the Bankruptcy Court.
James Morrow C’69 wrote The Last Witchfinder, “a historical novel about the birth of the scientific world-view, published in March by William Morrow (no relation). Set in Restoration England and Colonial Philadelphia, among other locales, this comic epic tells of Jennet Stearne, who makes it her life’s mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of 1604. She also becomes the lover of the young Benjamin Franklin, a fact that helps explain Ben’s lifelong appreciation of older women.”
Jeff Fromm EE’70 in January became vice president, deputy general counsel, and director of intellectual property for the Hewlett-Packard Company. With the Philadelphia-based law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP since 2002, he had spent the preceding 32 years in a variety of roles at Hewlett-Packard.
Judy Dischell Lalli CW’70 GEd’71 writes that she has retired from classroom teaching after a wonderful 35-year career. She is grateful for the education she received at Penn, preparing her for teaching with a minimum of methods courses and a well-rounded liberal arts education. She will continue to teach graduate-education courses for Wilkes and Drexel universities, and to write. Her most recent book, All Kinds of Ways to Be Smart!, a book for children about multiple intelligences, was recently published by Kagan Publishers. Judy and her husband, Tony, are looking forward to moving from the suburbs back to Philadelphia, and she is looking forward to taking courses and pursuing other interests in the city she fell in love with while at Penn.
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Jaques Black C’71 has been practicing architecture in New York for over 30 years; currently he is president of daSilva Architects, the firm he joined in 1975. Specializing in the design of healthcare facilities, his long-term clients include the Montefiore Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; a recent article in Crain’s New York Business featured one of his projects, the Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers at Sloan-Kettering.
Steven L. Horowitz C’71 writes, “I am changing office locations in my otolaryngology practice. I have left both the Chicago Heights (Ill.) Medical Center (after 23 years) and now will leave the Munster, Ind., practice, after almost four years. I will start at Advocate Health Center Services in Beverly, Ill., south side Chicago. My wife, Sandy, is a professor at Northwestern Medical center in Chicago and has a private practice in Palos, Ill., in neuroradiology. We have added boating on Lake Michigan to our classic-car hobby. I am still on the board of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the synagogue. We would love to hear from all our old buddies. Get ready for the 35th Reunion!”
Kevin McKeigue C’71 writes that he is “seeking the Office of the Presidency of the United States, its Territories and Protectorates. You can learn more at (kevinforuspresident.com).”
Gregg Peters Monsees W’71 see Warren Rehm Monsees W’43.
Henry E. Nass C’71, New York, has “recently established the Center for Sudoku Innovation and Study to develop materials and products relating to the very popular sudoku puzzle. Already on the drawing board is a board game and a new angle on the usual newspaper presentation. Both developments use colored squares, in place of the now standard use of numerals. The 9x9 grid remains exactly the same. It may turn out that some people who are number-phobic would try the same puzzle if the cells’ content were colors instead. It might also present a totally different challenge to the present number-puzzle fan. I would be glad to receive messages from classmates, or any Gazette reader with a comment or suggestion relating to the puzzle at: <email@example.com>.”
Joseph C. Vignola W’71 in February joined the Philadelphia brokerage Janney Montgomery Scott LLC as senior vice president and manager for its Philadelphia public-finance division. Previously he was executive director and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which oversees the city’s financial operations. Earlier he was a councilman and the city controller.
Kay Cothran Craigie Gr’72 has been elected first vice president of the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio licensees in the country. She has served on its board for 10 years.
Frederick J. M. LaValley L’72, Philadelphia, is an attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; with the firm since 1972, his practice is estate planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable trusts and foundations. In February he was named to the board of the Philadelphia Foundation, a local public-charity trust. He serves as trustee of a number of charities, including the Morris Animal Refuge.
Susan I. Pidcoe SAMP’72 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, “We are beginning our second year of cruising in our 52-ft. Sport Fisherman, Frantic Pace. Our journey took us from Palm Beach through the Caribbean in 2005, and we transited the Panama Canal in October. We will spend most of 2006 in the Pacific, probably as far north as San Diego.”
Andrew D. Gilman C’73 GEd’73 has been appointed chair of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.
Gabriella Ferencz CW’74 G’74 WG’76 recently moved to Paris. “After long careers with Citibank and the U.S. Government, I have been working for the World Bank for the past nine years, advising developing countries on their banking sectors. The World Bank has posted me to Paris, where I am senior adviser in the Commission bancaire for the next few years. I am truly enjoying Paris!”
Joel S. Luber W’74 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Jacoby Donner P.C., as counsel to the firm and manager of its trust and estates practices.
Chet Moss C’74 has joined Integrated Communications Corp in Parsippany, N.J., as executive vice president and chief creative officer; it is a division of Lowe Healthcare, part of the Interpublic network. As exciting as this opportunity is, Chet and his wife, Ruth, still regard their daughter, Jenna Moss C’07, as their “all-time favorite creative project.”
Peter J. Herzberg L’75 in March joined the environmental and land-use practice group in the Roseland, N.J., office of the Philadelphia-based law firm of WolfBlock. He is a former attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in Washington.
Lawrence J. Tabas C’75 G’75, Penn Valley, Pa., is a senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, serving in its creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and financial department and as chair of its healthcare-practice group. In December he was appointed to a three-year term on the state Continuing Legal Education Board.
Skip Wiener GLA’75 <email@example.com> is founder and executive director of Urban Tree Connection, a nonprofit that “reclaims, restores, and revitalizes abandoned open spaces in underserved neighborhoods.” It won First Place in Education in the 2005 Gardener’s Supply National Gardener Crusader Awards, which recognizes those whose “love of gardening is making a difference.” For the past 16 years he has taught gardening and environmental literacy in Philadelphia’s neediest districts, while beautifying vacant open spaces in the city.
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Aldonna R. Ambler SW’76, head of Ambler Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc., in Hammonton, N.J., was recently named to the list of 2006 New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business, compiled by NJBiz magazine.
Dr. Marie Bernard M’76 is the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine, and professor and chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. She also serves as associate chief of staff for geriatrics and extended care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and director of the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center. In March she was elected to the board of the International Longevity Center-USA in New York.
Carter W. Craigie Gr’76 is the volunteer amateur radio emergency-communications coordinator for Chester County, Pa., and is also a volunteer with Good Works, a local “home-rehabilitation organization which transforms substandard housing into warmer, safer, drier homes at no cost to low-income homeowners.”
Egbert Perry CE’76 WG’78 GCE’79 see Emory Morsberger WG’79.
Edward M. D’Alba GCE’77 is president and CEO of Urban Engineers, Inc., a planning, design, construction-services, and environmental-consulting firm based in Philadelphia. In February he was honored by the Friends of Chamounix Mansion for being a “true friend of Fairmount Park,” as he was instrumental in introducing current technology for the lighting of historic Boat House Row.
Richard W. Lariviere Gr’78 in February was appointed provost of the University of Kansas. Previously he was dean of liberal arts at the University of Texas at Austin.
Joseph C. Crawford L’79 in March joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its commercial-litigation practice group, and based in the Philadelphia office. A trial lawyer who handles complex commercial cases, previously he was a partner in the law firm of WolfBlock LLP.
Capt. John C. Mickey ChE’79 recently retired as commander of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I.
Emory Morsberger WG’79 is president of Ponce Park LLC, which recently launched a $375 million redevelopment project in Atlanta. It is expected the project will boost economic development in the area, generate millions in sales- and property-tax revenue each year, and create one of the largest redevelopment projects in the proposed new BeltLine. He was quoted in a press release, “We hope to give Atlanta an economic shot in the arm, contribute to the revitalization of the city, and improve the quality of life for all Atlanta residents.” Mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin G’69 noted, “This development is a win-win for everyone. The neighborhoods surrounding City Hall East will have a first-rate residential, retail, and commercial property that will accelerate the redevelopment of the area, and the city will be able to move its employees into the best facilities.” Other members of the development group are Egbert Perry CE’76 WG’78 GCE’79, John Perlman WG’79, and Roderick Teachey W’90.
Meryl Pearlstein WG’79 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has opened her own public relations and writing firm in Manhattan, MDP Publicity Associates, which specializes in travel and tourism, and lifestyle accounts. She also can be reached (917) 359-3512.
John Perlman WG’79 see Emory Morsberger WG’79.
Glenn Blumenfeld W’82 L’85 is president and principal of Tactix Real Estate Advisors, a national tenant-representation firm that has handled many of the largest recent leasing transactions in the Delaware Valley, including Sunoco’s world headquarters; it also represented his former law firm, Dechert LLP, and Woodcock Washburn, the two anchor tenants in the new Cira Centre building by 30th Street Station. Earlier this year he was named 2005 Broker of the Year, Southeastern Pennsylvania/South Jersey, by Mack Cali. He lives in Wynnewood, Pa., with his wife, Susan B. Blumenfeld L’87, and three children, Scott, Zach, and Anna. He warns, “Stay off the roads, I just got my license.”
Dr Sari K. Friedman C’82 has opened her own pediatric office in Southington, Conn. She lives in West Hartford with her husband, David Epstein, and their children, Leo (nine), Giselle (seven), and Harrison (two).
Laurie B. Kazenoff C’82 is a board member of the NephCure Foundation; one of her three sons suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome (FSGS), a rare kidney disease. She is pleased to announce that a November fundraiser, honoring the dedicated work of Dr. Howard Trachtman M’78 (a pediatric nephrologist at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, N.Y.), was attended by 700 guests and raised over $180,000 for research.
Lesley Heller C’83 in February opened Lesley Heller, a gallery in Manhattan’s ‘Museum Mile’ on the Upper East Side. A press release stated that it “will feature the compelling and noteworthy work of mid-career artists who have not exhibited publicly in New York for some time.” She worked in galleries and as an art consultant and adviser for the past 15 years, including as founding director of The Work Space Gallery in SoHo.
Randy Malamud C’83 married Nina Gupta; they live in Atlanta with his sons, Jake, 13 (who celebrated his bar-mitzvah in February), and Ben (nine). Nina is a lawyer who specializes in education law, and Randy is a professor of English at Georgia State University; his seventh book, A Cultural History of Animals, is in production and will be published next year.
Lisa Sellers W’84 <lisasellers22 @comcast.net>, an associate broker in commercial real estate at Grubb & Ellis New Mexico, was recently named its “Rookie of the Year.” She lives with her 10-year-old son, Shea, and seven-year-old daughter, Kayla, in Albuquerque.
Tremain Smith C’85 showed new works at the Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago in March and April.
Nancy Sokolove CGS’85 <nancy-sokolove @mac.com> e-mails, “I married Elihu Siegman GAr’91 nine years ago, and we immediately had the opportunity to move to western North Carolina. We are now very busy in Asheville: Most of our free time for the past two years has been devoted to helping create a community Jewish day school (MaccabiAcademy.org). Our son Zeke, Ezekiel Amichai Sokolove Siegman, will be in the first, 1st grade class this August. Siegman Associates Inc., Elihu’s design/build firm, works primarily on high-end custom residential projects. He’s also taught interdisciplinary studies as an adjunct at UNC Asheville. Meanwhile, I spend my days helping Elihu, working on the academy, and enjoying Zeke.”
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Robert C. Cordaro L’86, Dunmore, Pa., is serving a second four-year term as a commissioner of Lackawanna County. In Nov. 2004 he and a fellow Republican took control of the commission after 20 years of Democratic control. Bob and his wife, JoAnne, have five children.
Pat DeAngelis GNu’86, president and CEO of Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, in October received an Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership from the Catholic Leadership Institute in Malvern. She lives in Meadowbrook with her husband, Tony, and sons Anthony and Johnny.
Suzie Schuman Engel C’86 is founding president of the new Miracle League of San Diego, which provides opportunities for children with physical or mental challenges to play baseball in an organized league. She writes that the league recently formed a partnership with the city’s parks and recreation department, which has earmarked over $900,000 for a special, rubberized field on six acres: opening day is expected for April 2007. For information on how to help or make a financial contribution, the website is (www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org).
David Jaffe C’86 has joined the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP as a partner in its Pittsburgh office, specializing in technology law. He is also a trustee and treasurer of Pittsburgh’s Community Day School.
Michael Landy C’87 and Jessica Landy welcomed their new daughter, Samara Penninah Landy, on Nov. 27. She joins brothers Jacob (12) and Avi (eight) in their home in Longwood, Fla., outside Orlando. Michael is executive director of Congregation Ohev Shalom in Orlando (www.ohevshalom.org), and welcomes any vacationing alumni to come by and visit.
NiaLena Caravasos W’88 <email@example.com> is a shareholder partner with F. Emmett Fitzpatrick L’55 in the Philadelphia law firm of Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick & Caravasos; it was recently renamed to reflect her contributions. They focus on federal and state criminal defense.
Abbe Fletman L’88 has joined Flaster/Greenberg as a shareholder and member of its commercial-litigation and intellectual-property practice groups in its recently expanded Philadelphia office. Previously she was a partner at WolfBlock LLP. Voted a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in 2006 and 2004, she is co-chair of the ABA’s task force on civil-justice initiatives. Active in politics, she served as local counsel for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 Presidential Campaign, and was a member of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s gubernatorial campaign and transition team. She is a trustee of the Free Library of Philadelphia and a member of the overseers of the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Viet Le W’88 was recently promoted to assistant general counsel of Avnet, Inc., distributors of semiconductors, electromechanical components, and computer equipment. She had served as lead counsel for the electronics-marketing group in the Americas and Avnet Logistics Services. She currently serves on the Asian Pacific Islander community-advisory committee for the Maricopa County Colleges and on the board of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. Viet is a happily married mother of two beautiful daughters.
Ari Kaufman C’89 and his wife, Heidi, are excited to announce the birth of their second child, Ryan Maxwell Kaufman, on Jan. 12. Their daughter, Josie (two), absolutely loves her new little brother. Ari was recently promoted to assistant registrar at the Berklee College of Music; they live in Ashland, Mass.
Howard S. Krooks L’89 has relocated his New York elder-law practice to Florida. After graduation he practiced elder law in New York until last August. In September he and his wife, Robin, and their three children, Gavin, Jocelyn, and Noah, moved to Parkland, Fla. He now is a partner in the law firm of Elder Law Associates, P.A., with offices in Boca Raton, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and Weston. He remains of counsel to Littman Krooks LLP in New York. He can be reached at (561) 750-3850 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kathleen McDevitt GNu’89 was recently appointed the first director of the Samaritan Institute for Education and Research at Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, N.J.
Julie Falk Cleary C’90 and her husband, Michael, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Washington Cleary. “He entered this world 6 1/2 weeks early on Nov. 19, at 6:44 p.m., at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., weighing 4 lbs. 6 oz. He was released from the neonatal intensive-care unit only 12 days later, and has been thriving and growing ever since. We couldn’t be more proud of him and his progress!”
Anish Kumar GAr’90 GFA’90 is an associate principal and director of the urban-design-practice group of the firm Hillier Architects. In February he spoke on its redevelopment plan for downtown Trenton’s waterfront at the New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum. He will speak also on “Diverse Perspectives on Designing Environments for the Creative Economy” at the Global Creative Economy Summit in Philadelphia in June.
Greg Knupp EE’90 was ordained to be a Baptist minister last August and completed a master’s of divinity from Bob Jones University in December. He writes that after Penn he spent a decade in contract work for U.S. intelligence agencies, during which he received a master’s in engineering from Virginia Tech (1993), and later founded a consulting firm in the intelligence field. “The Lord saved me and gave me Keri, a great wife of 12+ years, and four children.” He has worked and studied in Greenville, S.C., for the past five years, but is now prayerfully seeking his first pastorate.
Barry E. Moscowitz C’90 writes that in February he became an state administrative-law judge in Newark, N.J. Previously he was an associate at a mid-size law firm, an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, and a founding member of the northern New Jersey firm bearing his name. As an aside, he notes that he studied food writing at the French Culinary Institute with Alan Richman C’65 and interior design with Kerwin Kettler G’91 at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts.
Iris Lior Posternack C’90 writes, “My husband, Gary, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our second child, Ava Sage, on Jan. 5. She was welcomed home by big sister Maia.”
Jerry Simon W’90 writes “about the birth of my son, Barak Simon, on Dec. 18. He joins Maya (nine), Nadav (seven), Jacob (two). I am currently teaching high school at Huntington Beach (Calif.) High School and coaching the freshman basketball team.”
Erin Striff C’90, West Hartford, Conn., writes, “My husband, Alex Cave, and I are excited to announce the arrival of twins, Ethan and Caitlin Striff-Cave, who were born on May 20, 2005. They provide endless entertainment for big sister Megan (four). I took a semester break from teaching after the twins were born; now I’m back at the University of Hartford, where I am an assistant professor of English and director of a new drama minor.”
Roderick Teachey W’90 see Emory Morsberger WG’79.
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Yunsook Chang C’91 is a manager of editorial services at HNW Inc. in New York. She previously held editorial positions at Billboard magazine, Crain’s InvestmentNews, and Dow Jones Newswires. Her husband, Joseph Pantoja W’91, is an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, having been a litigation attorney at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York. They live in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with their son, Julian Sebastian Pantoja, who was born in 1998.
James Dawes C’91 was granted tenure status as an associate professor of English at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where he has taught since 2001. He wrote The Language of War, which examines U.S. literature and culture from the Civil War through World War II.
Brad J. Finkelstein W’91 and Mikal Shechter Finkelstein C’91 live in New York with their son Noah (five) and daughter Natasha (two). Mikal is a pediatrician in private practice in Greenwich Village and Brad is a partner in the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he specializes in leveraged buyouts and other private-equity transactions.
Larry Hanauer C’91 and Julie Breslow write that Carter Jackson Hanauer was born on Jan. 13; he weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz.
Bob Hotes GAr’91 GFA’93 is an associate and member of the historic-preservation-practice group of the firm Hillier Architects. He will speak about “Diverse Perspectives on Designing Environments for the Creative Economy” at the Global Creative Economy Summit in Philadelphia in June.
Tonia Lee C’91 WG’96 is vice president of new products for the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., in Atlanta. Previously she was director of corporate development of The Weather Channel Companies, Inc.
Wally Martinez L’91 in March rejoined the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP as its managing partner. He was a partner in the Miami office until late 2004, when he joined Diageo, an international premium-drinks business, as senior vice president and general counsel for its North American subsidiary.
Laurie Nelson C’91 and Steve Schneider GEng’91 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Nathan Roan Schneider, on Jan. 16. They live in Meadowbrook, Pa., with Nathan’s big sister Jessie. Laurie is an associate at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia and Steve is a software engineer for MDA MindBox Inc.
Kevin Cofsky W’92 GPU’97 L’97 writes, “I have been reading “Alumni Notes” for about 15 years and am pleased to finally contribute some news of my own. My wife, Abby, and I recently welcomed Rachel Nicole and Adam Gabriel into the world: Both are doing very well (although we wish they would sleep through the night!) and get cuter every day. Brian Anderson W’92 and Jason Pollack W’92 (who lived across the hall in Morgan Hall freshman year), and Aron Izower L’97, were among the friends who attended the bris. I am now a managing director with Evercore Partners.”
Dennis Copeland GEd’92 and Jonell Brown Copeland W’92 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Peyton Riley, on Nov. 15.
Jeffrey Weinstock C’92, a member of the English faculty at Central Michigan University since 2001, in March received a Provost’s Award. He specializes in 19th-century American literature and culture with a particular interest in ghosts. And he recently wrote “Scare Tactics,” a book manuscript on supernatural fiction written by women beginning in the 19th century.
Dr. Jason Adler C’93 and Mandee Heller Adler C’94 W’94 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their second daughter, Sara Elizabeth Adler, on Nov. 14. She joins big sister Rebecca Danielle (15 months). “We recently moved to Hollywood, Fla., where Jason is working as a pediatric intensive-care doctor and Mandee is working as a college adviser. We can be reached at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Monique DeLapenha L’93, Philadelphia, is a member of the real-estate practice group of the law firm of WolfBlock who concentrates on municipal finance and affordable-housing finance. In February she was elected to partner of the firm.
Edward Flores EAS’93 W’93 and Holly Colombo Flores EAS’93 are proud to announce the adoption of their daughter, Alexandra Maria, from Vladimir, Russia, on Nov. 23. She was born on Jan. 14, 2005, and came home at 10 1/2 months, in time for Thanksgiving. “Settling into her new life in Houston, she is learning to love the warmer weather; Quaker, the family dog; and Baby Einstein DVDs.”
Dr. Joshua Fogelman C’93 and his wife, Amy, are proud to announce the birth of their third daughter, Ariella Elisheva, on Dec. 23. She joins sisters Shoshana Ruth (five) and Naomi Eve (three). He is on faculty in the Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, and in private practice in Rockland county.
David J. Goldsmith C’93 G’93 <dgoldsmith @labaton.com> and his wife, Jennifer Ocean, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Molly Lauren Goldsmith, on Jan. 16. He was recently named of counsel at the New York law firm of Labaton, Sucharow & Rudoff LLP, where he practices securities and investor-protection litigation. Jennifer is a senior manager of the Biolage hair-care brand at L’Oréal USA.
Sam Greene C’93 was promoted in January to managing director at Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, an investment bank that specializes in complex restructuring transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Andrew B. Holmes C’93 writes, “I’m a couple of years late with the announcement, but I just wanted to update that my wife, Dorothy Vinski, and I are the proud parents of Sarah (four and 1/2) and Marina (two). I’ve also just been named a shareholder in the Los Angeles law firm of Beck, DeCorso, Daly, Kreindler & Harris (www.beckdecorso.com). My practice focuses on SEC-enforcement defense, white-collar defense, and complex civil litigation.”
Elissa Laitin EAS’93 <email@example.com> writes that she has gone from fighting avian flu to fighting the conservative agenda. She left a public-health career to become director of business operations at DemocracyInAction, a Washington-based organization that provides online organizing and advocacy tools to progressive organizations. “It may seem like a stretch, but fighting infectious diseases or Republicans, at the end of the day I’m scrubbing my hands either way.”
Suniya Malhotra GAr’93 has joined WRNS Studio as project architect for the Placer Center for Health in Rocklin, Calif., which will support the UC Davis Health System and Catholic Healthcare West. Her portfolio includes work on the De Anza Community College Science Center, the UCSF Ambulatory Care Center Pediatric Clinics, and the Santa Clara University Demonstrations Commons Building.
Stacey Mayer C’93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, “My husband, Nicholas Clemente, and I joyfully welcomed our first child, Julian Mayer Clemente, into the world on June 9. He was born in New York, but gained his first passport stamp four months later when we moved to London. We have settled in Hampsteadvery near the residence hall where I lived during my junior year abroad!”
Alla Frenkel Pasternack C’93 and her husband, Adam, are proud to announce the birth of Shelby Addison Pasternack on Oct. 25. She joins big sister Zoe and big brother Max.
Eliza Feuerstein Schleifstein C’93 and her husband, Todd, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Gail, on Oct. 23; she joins big sister Darcy, who is four.
Mandee Heller Adler C’94 W’94 see Dr. Jason Adler C’93.
Nancy Burd GPU’94, Philadelphia, in March was named vice president for grantmaking services at the Philadelphia Foundation. Previously she was national senior vice president for the Nonprofit Finance Fund in New York. She serves on the board of Delaware Valley Grantmakers, recently completing terms as treasurer and finance-committee chair. She also serves in board and committee positions with NPowerPA, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and the Independence Foundation.
Sloane Lobach Davis C’94 and her husband, Brian, happily announce the October birth of their second child, Annika; she weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and was 20 inches long.
Lynn Kane Meza C’94 and her husband, Daniel Meza, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Jackson Daniel Meza, on Jan. 7; he was a healthy 7 lbs. 11 oz., and 19 1⁄2 inches long. “The future Quaker has already been showered with many gifts, including adorable tiny Penn clothes and stuffed animals, from loving friends Neil Chernoff EAS’95 W’95, Nancy Reiley W’95, and Kim Donohue W’96.”
Sarah E. Walters C’94, a member of the government-enforcement defense practice group of the Boston law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP, was elected partner in February; she concentrates on white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation.
Alison Wolk Campbell C’95 married Marc Campbell in August; they had met at the Anderson UCLA School of Management. They recently opened The Westside Eclectic, a new comedy school and theater in Santa Monica, Calif. “We invite our local Los Angeles alumni to stop by and say hello, and to check out our class offerings and shows (www.westsideeclectic.com).” Ali also just started a new job as a senior marketing manager in new-product development at Guthy-Renker. “If you’ve ever been awake in the wee hours, you may recognize the name; they produce the infomercials.” Ali would love to reconnect with old friends from Penn at <email@example.com>.
Suzanne Cohen C’95 married Jay Horowitz on Oct. 2, 2004, at her parents’ home in Brookville, N.Y. Alumni attending were Pamela Rakow Himeles W’82 and Jeffrey Himeles C’82, Tracy Roseff Kattan C’91 and Saul Kattan EAS’89 W’89, Dr. Marc Lazare C’92, Lauren Lazare Shell C’96, Brian Rubenstein C’96, Alexis Siegel C’94, and Steven Simkin W’69 GCP’73 L’73. After an unforgettable honeymoon in Tahiti, Australia, and Hawaii, Suzanne and Jay settled back to life in New York, where they originally met on a very random blind date at the U.S. Open; during their six-month courtship, she even dug out her tennis racket, in hibernation since summer-camp days. She resumed her legal career as assistant general counsel and compliance officer at Oak Hill Advisors, L.P., an investment-management firm that focuses on below-investment-grade debt. She was placed in that job by Jay, having practiced as a private-equity fund associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. Jay is CEO and chair of Strategic Workforce Solutions, which he founded in 1995 after practicing law at Skadden Arps; based in New York, with offices in London, Chicago, and New Jersey, it was one of the first companies to place experienced attorneys on a project basis and now specializes in the placement of temporary attorneys and other professionals.
Heather Boice Douglas CGS’95 starred in the new film Two Days (www.twodaysmovie.com), which was shown in this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival.
Lindsay Gruber Dunham C’95 and Christopher Dunham joyfully announce the birth of their son, Miles Baldwin Dunham, on Jan. 25; he joined big brotherWyatt. The family lives in New York.
Mark Filipini C’95 in January was named a partner of the Seattle law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP; he works in its labor, employment, and benefits practice.
Dalia Grimberg EAS’95 W’95 is “proud to announce the arrival of the newest member of the family: Milo, a mini-schnauzer, mini-poodle mix, who prefers to be referred to as a schnoodle, weighed 4.2 lbs. when he was picked up on adoption day at only eight weeks of age, and doubled in size in only a month. He loves his mother, Dalia, very much, as well as every other person that he encounters, and is very excited exploring the outside world. Both mother and dog would love to catch up with old friends, so drop us a note <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Sarah Kotler C’95 and her husband, Douglas Kotlove, are thrilled to announce the arrival of Elizabeth Tess on June 11, 2005. Big sister Sophie Hannah is three. Sarah is an attorney at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md.
Cara T. Lockwood C’95 (www.caralockwood.com) e-mails, My fourth book, I Did (But I Wouldn’t Now), will be published in May. It is a sequel to my first book, I Do (But I Don’t), which was made into a Lifetime original movie. Since then I’ve published two more books, Pink Slip Party and Dixieland Sushi.”
Oreste R. Ramos C’95 L’98 and his wife, Annie Martínez Ramos, welcomed their first son, Ricardo Gabriel, on Aug. 11. “Papa will make sure he roots for the Red and Blue,” though Annie is a Princeton graduate.
Kerri Korkin Sonenshine W’95 and Danny Sonenshine C’95 are thrilled to announce the arrival of Sarah Augusta Sonenshine on Jan. 2. Big Sister Maggie is four. Kerri is a brand manager with ConAgra Foods and Danny is founding president of Far West Restaurant Group; they live in Orange County, Calif.
John Zdrodowski C’95 W’95 married Melissa Freidman in Oct. 2004 at the Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, Calif., the town where they have made their home. “The ‘mixed marriage’ of Penn and Princeton alumni was officiated by Melissa’s uncle Jeffrey Weingarten W’70. Penn alumni, including James Newsom W’95, Steve Byrne W’95, Dave Browne W’95, and Amanda Weingarten C’05, out-sang the Princeton contingent and also threw toast at them.” More recently, John left the world of investment banking and is now working on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for Intel.
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Brad E. Coren C’96 has expanded and relocated his law office to Weston, Fla., where he and his wife, Elise, also live.
Dan Gingiss C’96 and his wife, Jodi, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Mark Tanner Gingiss, on Feb. 13. “Though born three weeks early, he still weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs. 8 oz. Mom, Dad, and baby are all doing well, getting used to all of the curve balls that life throws at themincluding a sewer backup in their condo on the same day Mark was born. He plans to attend Penn in the Class of 2028 and sign with the Chicago Cubs shortly thereafter.”
Deidre L. Greene W’96 married Rodney Hill on Nov. 12 at the Summertime Villa in sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica; later that month a Jamaica-themed reception was held near Philadelphia. Penn guests included Lisala Beatty W’96, Christine Roberts White C’97, Shamis Abdi C’98, Kristin Dolte McNaughton C’96 and James McNaughton W’96, Dr. Holly Gratkowski C’96 G’98 Gr’02, Jeanine Makara C’96, Hyun-Jeong Ra C’96 GEng’99, Andrew Prantner G’99, Shannon Gary GEd’03 GrEd’06, Carla Booker GEng’95 WG’00, and Patricia Davison-Lewis L’84. Dee works as a brand manager in the credit-card division of JPMorgan Chase and Rodney is a dance choreographer and teacher in the Philadelphia area. “I’m always looking to reconnect with old friends, so please stay in touch <email@example.com>.”
Amanda Rae Gross C’96 was recently named general counsel to TLA Entertainment Group. “In a nutshell, it is my responsibility is to oversee all legal affairs for TLA Releasing USA, TLA Releasing UK, TLA Video, as well as the Philadelphia Film Festival (www.tlamovies.com). I welcome hearing from fellow alumni, especially those in the film industry at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Bob Kellett C’96 lives in Portland, Ore., and is managing editor of World Cup Blog (www.worldcupblog.org). He travels to Germany this summer to cover the World Cup for the site.
Rachel Levy Lesser C’96 and her husband, Neil Lesser, are excited to announce the Feb. 7 birth of their daughter, Rebecca Eliza Lesser. She was welcomed by big brother Joe (two) and her grandfather James Levy C’63. The young family lives in Yardley, Pa.
Bill Murphy EAS’96 see Jessica Mlakar Murphy EAS’97.
Allen J. Oh L’96 and his wife, Tiffany, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Mikyla Renée Oh, on Feb. 12 in Robbinsdale, Minn. She joins her big sister Madison. Allen works as a patent attorney in Minneapolis, and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Rebecca Raphael C’96 married Eric Feuerstein on March 11 in New York. The bridesmaids included Cara Rubenstein Gardenswartz C’96, Carolyn Braun Rosen C’96, and Marcia Zabusky Harwitz C’93. Other alumni there to celebrate were Kim Davis C’96, Rob Steinman C’95, Dan Gardenswartz W’95, Adina Schainker Burian W’97, Melissa Miller C’95, Leora Klein C’97, Judith Raphael Shrager GEd’73, Aaron Shrager GEd’02, and Brian Raphael C’04.
Stephen Shapiro C’96 and Nieta Shapiro have a son: Benjamin Max Shapiro, who was born on Jan. 15. “Benjamin and his parents are doing well.”
Seth Asher W’97 <sasher@ MyLoan Market.com> announces the re-launch of his business site (www.MyLoanMarket.com), and thanks the alumni who have done residential and commercial mortgages with him. He is “the only Upfront Mortgage Broker who is also a Wharton grad. (UMB is an industry designation created by Jack Guttentag, the Wharton emeritus professor and syndicated columnist, ‘The Mortgage Professor’).”
Andrew Bosshard W’97 married Dayna Akuna on Dec. 22 at the Kauikeolani Estate in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii. Alumni present included Sheree Nitta Stewart C’97, Eduardo Trinidad C’96, and groomsman Brian Prange W’97. Andrew and Dayna live in Honolulu, where he practices as an attorney.
Jennifer Jaye Cheifetz C’97 GEd’00 and Dr. Andrew Cheifetz D’01 GEd’01 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Riley Cheifetz, on Aug. 5. The happy family lives in Amherst, N.H., where Andrew is a pediatric dentist. Jennifer is enjoying staying home with Cooper, however she works part-time as adjunct faculty in the education department for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ari Gendason W’97 WG’05 and Helaine Cooper W’97 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bailey Aiden Gendason, who was born on Sept. 3; he weighed 7 lbs. The happy family lives in Stamford, Conn.
David Hess W’97 and Diane Gross Hess C’97 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Ethan Paul, on Feb. 24. Together with big brother Jacob, they live in New York. David is a vice president in the investment-banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Diane is a freelance journalist.
Elyse Kazam C’97 writes, “I married a wonderful man, David Brinker, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in Manhattan on Nov. 19. My beautiful bridesmaids included Laura Walsh C’97, Janis Felderstein C’97, and Cindy Finkelman C’98; attending were classmates Robin Reilly C’97, Patty McCole C’97, Joe Cruz C’97, and Vicky Barbadoro C’97. Other alumni guests were Amy Grainer C’95, Lauren Berger C’00, Carrie Muhlstein C’99, David Cohn C’96, Stacey Sarfatti C’96, Lauren Solotoff C’96, Penny Schildkraut C’96, Simi Kaplin-Baer L’00, Jessica Simon C’95, Marc Shedroff WG’02, Lonnie Chenkin, and Barry Beil W’69. We spent an incredible three weeks honeymooning in Australia and New Zealand. We live in Manhattan, where I am an associate director, compensation, at Time Warner Inc. while pursuing my MBA at NYU, and David is a retail consultant.”
Matthew Lipman C’97 and his wife, Lisa, welcomed their second son, Braden Alexander, into the world on Feb. 23. He joins his older brother, Bryce, who turned three in March. Matt is a litigator with the Philadelphia law firm Monteverde, McAlee & Hurd, where he practices commercial, construction, real estate and personal-injury litigation, and lives in Cherry Hill, N.J. He would love to hear from old friends, and welcomes legal referrals from alumni, at <email@example.com>.
Jessica Mlakar Murphy EAS’97 and Bill Murphy EAS’96 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Shane William Murphy, on Jan. 22. They live in Manhattan.
Kate Tract Wasserman C’97 and her husband, Adam Wasserman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Sawyer Wasserman, on Jan. 5. Proud parents and baby Jack live in New York, where she is a director of equity strategy for Citigroup, and Adam is an attorney specializing in litigation.
Phil Bergman EAS’98 and Tara Chadwick Bergman C’98 are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Nathaniel Philip, on Oct. 16. Phil and Tara have been living in Seattle since graduation: He is working as a software-design engineer for Microsoft Gaming Studios and right now she is staying at home with Nate. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Elizabeth Conboy Nu’98 is thrilled to announce her marriage to John Bartone on April 30, 2005, at St. Jude Church in Derby, Conn. The reception took place at the Waterview in Monroe, where many alumni celebrated with them, including Lucia Palant EAS’98 (bridesmaid), Gavin Cheong EAS’98, Vaughn Mankey C’97, Jamie Schuller Grant C’98 GEd’99, and Rebecca Pisano Trotta Nu’98 GNu’01. “We both work at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where I am an off-shift nurse administrator and he is a registered respiratory therapist. We honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos and make our home in Derby. I would love to catch up with old friends at <email@example.com>.”
Victoria S. Cook L’98 was promoted in January to partner in the entertainment and sports group of the New York law firm of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC; she has been with the firm since 1999. She focuses on motion picture and television work, and her clients include prominent filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch and Todd Solondz. She is a co-founder of the New York Underground Film Festival; and she serves on the young-leadership council for Gilda’s Club.
Danielle Davis C’98 is a Ph.D. student in clinical and developmental psychology at Bryn Mawr College. Last year she received a Geraldine Marren Fellowship from the Philadelphia branch of the American Association of University Women.
Melissa Donald C’98 married Matthew Melton on Aug. 6 at the Four Seasons Hotel in her hometown of Philadelphia. “Red and Blue alumni spirit was flying high at this Philly wedding weekend, which included Philly steaks, Tastykakes, and soft pretzels; and many guests were spotted visiting favorite Penn places and old college haunts while in town.” Members of the wedding party included Melissa’s mother, Binnie Schuman Donald Ed’61, maid of honor Rachel Kohen Heckler C’98, bridesmaids Karen Aviram EAS’98, Jennifer-Kate Barret C’98, Alison Farber C’98, Amy Farkas Gettler C’98, Danielle Knopf C’98 W’98, Susan Padnick C’98; and groomsmen Lee Anchin W’98 and Aaron Abrahms C’98. Other Penn close friends and family who joined the celebration were Lori Lazar Rose C’98, Dr. Sam Gettler C’98, Jennifer Wigman Feinberg C’98 and Josh Feinberg C’98, Stan Parker W’98, Alexis Sherman C’02, Andrew Morgenstern C’94, Jonathan Morgenstern C’90, Stuart Schuman C’67, Matthew Schuman C’99, Dr. Louis Tarnoff C’75, Stuart Gellman W’58, Joane Donald DiSanti Nu’59 GNu’82, and Bruce Donald W’57. Many other Penn guests honored the couple with their presence. After enjoying an incredible Safari honeymoon in Africa, Melissa and Matt returned home to New York, where they live on the Upper West Side. She has just been promoted to membership director at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, and he is a freelance interactive producer. Together they recently led a group trip to Israel on behalf of the JCC. They love catching up with friends and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Katie Langhammer C’98 married Nick McQuaid at Trinity Church in New York on Feb. 25. Alumni attending included her parents, Frank Langhammer L’69 and Betty Harris Langhammer WG’70, and Nick’s mother, Janice Lloyd McQuaid Ed’61, and his aunt and uncle Emily Lloyd GCP’70 and Bill Goldstein W’68 GCP’72. The guests included Aaron Abrahms C’98, Lauren Greenberg Brodsky C’98, Ben DiFabio C’98, Gwen Baron Raphan C’98, Nora Kassis Walker C’98, and Amy Way C’98. Katie and Nick live in Manhattan, where he is a law clerk for Hon. Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and she is a manager in the corporate-responsibility department of Time Warner (which coordinates its corporate citizenship activities), and would love to hear from Penn friends at <Katherine.McQuaid@gmail.com>.
H. Scott Miller C’98 <hamilton.s.miller.c98 @alumni.upenn.edu>, a real estate attorney in the Hartford, Conn., office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, was recently named vice chair of the Marlborough zoning commission, to which he was elected last November.
Katherine Minarik C’98 L’06 e-mails, “I am very happy to announce my marriage to Robert Paul Pezold II on Jan. 7 at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington. We had many Penn friends with us. My close friend Mark Milstein C’97 was in our wedding party, as was my new brother-in-law Taber Smith G’04. My undergraduate classmates Jeff Klein W’97, Deborah Millstein Kronenberg C’00 and Josh Kronenberg C’99, and Elliot Williams C’98 celebrated with us, as did many Penn Law friends, including Adam Brenneman L’06, Emily Cohen C’00 L’05, Valeria Figueredo L’06, Lauren Fox L’06, Dan Gien L’06 WG’06, Sarah Greenberger L’05, Tabea Hsi L’06 GEd’06, Negar Katirai L’05, Mark Ladov L’06, Ali Lothes L’06, Max Mayer-Cesiano L’06, Tory Messina L’05, Tina Miranda L’06, Jeff Nestler L’06, Joanna Sax Gr’03 L’06, Cobin Soelberg G’06 L’06, Steve Weil L’06, Ted Weiman L’06, and John Zurn L’06. This month Rob and I move to Chicago, where I’ll clerk for Hon. Diane P. Wood. I’d love to hear from Penn friends, especially those in the Chicago area, at <email@example.com>.”
Jaime Pew C’98 married Jeffrey Barnes on Sept. 3 on Nantucket Island, Mass. Many Penn family and friends celebrated with them, including Jaime’s sister and co-maid of honor Annaliese Pew C’97, Jaime’s cousins William Taylor C’76 and Charles Gelber M’78, Margaret Moore Walker CW’64 and Frank Walker C’65, Kelly Larsen Baughman C’98 GEd’99 and Michael Baughman L’96, Ashley Collins C’98, Melissa Davey C’98, Jessie K. Footer C’98, and Drew Eklund C’03. Jaime and Jeff, who met as graduate students at Harvard, honeymooned on Fiji with a quick stop in Santa Barbara. They live in Hoboken, N.J.; she is an associate director at Bristol Myers Squibb in Princeton and he is an architect at Kohn Pederson Fox in Manhattan.
Lee Eschenbacher Rigby C’98 and Graham Rigby W’99 are very pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Robert Rigby, on Dec 28. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and was 21 inches long. “We live in Essex Junction, Vt., where Lee owns her own business and Graham works for Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream. We would love to hear from Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Mary Foley Seymour C’98 and her husband, Chris, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Christopher, on Dec. 9. He joined his big sister, Sarah Grace, at home in Wethersfield, Conn.
Claudia Beraha Yohros C’98 <email@example.com> and her husband, Albert, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Albert, on Sept. 10. They live in Panama City, Panama.
Eileen G. Fonseca W’99 and Arnoldo Fonseca EAS’00 W’00 announce the birth of their son, Ariston, in late January.
Corin Esterowitz Kunicky C’99 married Kristian James Kunicky on Sept. 3 in Chantilly, Va. Penn tennis friends and spouses who attended included bridesmaid Julia Feldman W’99, Lara Afanassiev Devieux W’98 and Dimitri Devieux C’99, Elana Gold C’00, Brooke and Dan Zarkowsky C’99, and Dan and Preety Sorathia Wang C’96; other Penn friends included Michael and Kelly Poore Mead C’99, Jennifer Malkin C’99, and Dr. Joe Park C’99. Corin and Kris met in graduate school, when she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and he his physician’s assistant degree. They live in Voorhees, N.J., where she is the director of an outpatient orthopedics private practice, and he works as an orthopedic surgery PA in a private practice.
Stephanie Sherman Older C’99 married Chad Older in Silver Spring, Md., last May. Wedding-party alumni included Chad’s grandfather, Nat Friedman W’42 WG’43, and bridesmaid Robin Neviaser W’99 WG’05. Alumni who joined in the celebration included Samantha Evian C’00, Sara Polon C’99, and Anne Goldstein C’99. Stephanie and Chad live in Bethesda, where he works as an attorney and she is in her third year of law school.
Robin Grossman Poliakoff C’99 married Eli Poliakoff on November 19 at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, S.C. Alumni attending the wedding included Sheila Kadagathur C’99, Alex Kaplan C’99, Dr. Natasha Manes C’98, Daniel Stein C’98, Jonathan Steinberg C’95, Stacy Steinberg C’93, Josh Styne C’99, and bridesmaids Jennifer Rosen Datz C’99 and Dr. Mollie Gordon Karni C’00. Robin graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and receives an LL.M. in taxation from NYU School of Law this month; she will practice in the tax and estate planning group at the law firm Young Clement Rivers. Eli is a law clerk for U.S. District Judge David C. Norton in Charleston. In the fall he will practice at the law firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough. Robin and Eli will live in Charleston.
Graham Rigby W’99 see Lee Eschenbacher Rigby C’98.
Andrew Ross W’99 works at a consulting firm that helps non-profits form business ventures; he recently became president of the Potomac (Md.) Chamber of Commerce. His wife, Paula, runs her own environmental-risk communications company. They also have a side business, Andy’s Parties, planning and running full-service birthday parties for children (ages three to eight) in the D.C. area. And [as of January], they were expecting their first child in March: They have already invited friends and family to the first birthday party.
Kimberly Sherman C’99 married J.C. Stamler on Aug. 11 at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York. Many alumni friends and family attended the wedding, including bridesmaids Jill Kaufman C’99, Carolyn Strom C’99, and Julie Turner C’00, and groomsmen Joseph Riggio W’96 and Kenneth Neibart C’04, Kim’s cousin. Kim and J.C., who enjoyed an adventure-packed honeymoon traveling throughout Asia, live in New York.
Daniel Matthew Carp C’00 GEd’02 see Courtney Lynn Hamill C’02.
Paul Domorski G’00, who joined the business-communication firm Avaya in 2003 as vice president in charge of services operations, was a panelist on a case study in Harvard Business Review, January issue.
Arnoldo Fonseca EAS’00 W’00 see Eileen G. Fonseca W’99.
Dina J. Yin C’00 has joined the Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP as an associate in its China practice. Previously a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Court of International Trade.
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Dr. Andrew Cheifetz D’01 GEd’01 see Jennifer Jaye Cheifetz C’97 GEd’00.
Kai Lee W’01 and Gina Wu C’02 are very excited to announce their engagement: He writes that he did a fabulous job surprising her with a romantic sunset beach proposal in St. Thomas. Wedding planning is in full swing and they cannot wait to have their friends and family together to celebrate with them.
Dayna Platt C’01 married Jeff Herz on New Year’s Eve in San Diego. The wedding party included bridesmaids Melisa Kirkup C’01 and Rachel Kreiner C’01. Many alumni helped celebrate, including Jennifer Chayo Fenton C’00, Cory Perlstein W’01, Barak Platt C’84, Brooke Resh C’01, Audrey Rosales C’01 EAS’01, Adam Schiff C’01, Meridith Sharpe C’01, Lauren Sokoloff Manton C’01, Bob Starr C’48, and Julie Weiss C’01. Dayna and Jeff went to Costa Rica on their honeymoon and now live in Los Angeles; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Thomas J. J. Ferguson V C’02 EAS’02 GEng’02 and Kathryn Allen Ferguson C’02 are “thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, Thomas J. J. Ferguson VI, on Oct. 10. Pictures can be seen at (www.fergusonv.com/baby), and we can be contacted at <email@example.com>.”
Courtney Lynn Hamill C’02 married Daniel Matthew Carp C’00 GEd’02 on Aug. 21 in Princeton, Mass. The bridal party included Torrey Boland C’02 W’02 and Suzanna Richter C’02; and other alumni attending included Jennifer Creed C’01, Caryn Meyers Fliegler C’97 and Russ Fliegler C’95, Samantha Fliegler C’97 and Seth Fliegler C’97 G’03 WG’03, Akiva Fox C’02, Amy Franklin V’01 and Nathan Franklin GEd’00, Lara Green-Spector W’04, Hal Hodes C’02, Ryan Janda C’01, Johnny Korn W’01, Kevin Lenaghan W’01, David Levy C’01, Andrew McLaughlin C’01, and Hilary White EAS’02. Courtney works with special-needs teenagers and adults while pursuing her master’s at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Dan is the marketing coordinator and desktop-support specialist at Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, an architecture firm in Cambridge. She e-mails, “We are happily living in Boston, close to both of our families, and are enjoying a marriage filled with joy and lots of laughter. We would love to hear from Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Emily Hoffman C’02 married Eric Weingart C’02 on Sept. 18 on a warm and sunny fall day in the Cleveland area. A “Penn pen” made their ketubah signing even more special: It was brought to the wedding directly from the Penn Bookstore by a good friend. The wedding party included Bob Barsotti EAS’02, Mike Dimino EAS’02, Ross Friedman EAS’02, and Dave Petersen C’02; other Quakers attending included Anna Agadjanyan W’02, Jordan Burg C’02, Dan Diamond C’02, Bob Immerman W’70, Christina Kaba C’02, Ryan Lazzeri W’02 and Jessica Tomasovic Lazzeri Nu’02 GNu’05, Jeff Morgan W’01, Kate Peretti C’02, and Aliya Sternstein C’02. After a relaxing honeymoon in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, Emily and Eric returned to their apartment in Arlington, Va.; they can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Rachelle “Shelley” Novoseller W’02 married Michael Morgenstern in Los Angeles on Feb. 19. Attending the wedding were best man Dima Khantsis W’01, groomsmen Michael Novoseller W’97 and Jeff Berman C’02; bridesmaids Liana Zatuchny C’02, Jessica Savage C’02, and Jennifer Victor C’01; and Daniel Novoseller C’69 G’69, Eric Kotch W’79 L’83, Sarah Peskoe Adler C’99, Guy Margalith C’02 W’02, Ethan Laub W’02, Ari Gershman C’01, Avigael Cymrot C’02, David Prager W’99, Sandra Rizkalla C’02, Glenn Osten Anderson C’02, David Kagan C’02 EAS’02, and Larry Samuels EAS’02. Shelley, a bankruptcy-restructuring consultant, and Michael, a strategic consultant, live in New York.
Gina Wu C’02 see Kai Lee W’01.
Elizabeth Coopersmith C’03, who earned a MFA at Boston University, won its television comedy screenwriting contest last year: Roller Palace will premier this year on mtvU with private screenings in Boston and Los Angeles.
Ben Lerer C’03, New York, writes, “Adam Rich C’02 and I launched (www.thrillist.com), a free subscription e-mail service for guys in New York, to help fill what we deemed to be an enormous void in relevant content for guys in the city. We’ve been called ‘daily candy for guys’ and already have been featured in the Post, The New York Observer, and the Daily News. We’ve been working really hard to create a voice and a brand that resonates with post-college guys. Our plan is to expand to other cities once we’re huge here, but that’s a step we’re not quite ready for yet.”
Ross Clark C’04 was mentioned in Variety (Feb. 21) as co-head of a new, film and TV division of the PR firm, Sacks & Co. Their clients include the indie films Old Joy, Things to Do, and Live Free or Die, and the animation unit Frederator Studios (My Life as a Teenage Robot).
Jabari Evans C’04, Chicago, as Naledge, has signed a recording agreement with Rawkus Records and Hustle Period Entertainment; his debut album is due out this summer. He was quoted in a press release: “This deal is monumental for me. Not because it’s my first record deal, but because it’s a perfect marriage of a brand with an artist. I grew up off of the catalog of the old Rawkus roster. It inspired me to become an emcee.”