’30 | Dr. Frank R. Braden Jr. C’30 M’33 writes, “The February issue of Keystone Physician listed me as the longest member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Practice. I was 99 years old on March 27, and continue to see patients in my office attached to my home.”
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’52 | Dr. David M. Gray C’52 Gr’65 was granted an honorary OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours List; the investiture took place in February at the ambassador’s residence in Washington. This was for his “pioneering contributions to the establishment and expansion of integrated study-abroad opportunities for American undergraduates in the U.K.” Former president, co-founder, and current chair of the Institute for Study Abroad, he helped establish the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad.
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’54 | Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, the Emeritus Chair and Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, was presented last June with the Grand Gold Medal of the Comenius University in Bratislava, for “achievements in head and neck cancer and for his personal contributions in developing Slovakian otolaryngology.”
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’56 | Robert E. Bartlett Jr. C’56 G’58 Gr’98 sends “Greetings from Panama! I enjoyed reading about Kay Cothran Craigie Gr’72 in the Jan|Feb issue (www.upenn.edu/gazette/0108/notes.html). She is first vice president of the American Radio Relay League, of which I am a member. [Here is] my participation in recent ARRL-sponsored activities: I placed first in the Republic of Panama in the 2006 ARRL Ten Meter Contest and first in Panama and third in the world in the 2007 ARRL International DX Contest. I also placed first in Panama in the 2006 CQ Worldwide DX Contest and the 2007 CQ Worldwide WPX Contest. I am also a member of the University of Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Club (www.seas.upenn.edu/alumni/amateurradioclub/officers.html), whose president is R. Russell Miller EE’69. Although I am now retired and living in the Republic of Panama, I keep in touch with William R. Avellino EE’56 GEE’62.”
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’60 | Bert Lazerow C’60, professor of law at the University of San Diego and director of its Institute on International and Comparative Law, is spending this year academic at Boalt Hall, the law school of the University of California Berkeley. In the fall he was a visiting professor, teaching Income Tax and International Contracts; this spring, he remains there on sabbatical leave. He will direct San Diego’s summer-law programs in Florence in June and in Paris in July.
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’61 | Connie Snader Freid Ed’61, email@example.com, was one of two artists featured recently in Face to Face: Two Approaches at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. She will have a solo exhibit at the Rye Free Reading Room in Rye from May 13 to June 27.
Dr. Wesley B. Truitt C’61, firstname.lastname@example.org, is now an adjunct professor of public policy at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy in Malibu, Calif. His first master’s course draws on his business-administration teaching at UCLA and elsewhere and his years directing government-relations activities at Northrop Grumman Corporation. His latest book is The Corporation (Greenwood Press, 2006).
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’62 | Hon. Lita Indzel Cohen CW’62 L’65 and her husband, Stanley S. Cohen, live in Lower Merion, Pa., and have two married children and two grandchildren. In February she was unanimously appointed chairperson of its vacancy board. She has represented the 148th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly since 1992.
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’64 | Bruce Gimelson C’64, www.brucegimelson.com, writes, “Having been interested in collecting since buying my first autograph in 1947 (when only five and a half!) at Sessler’s Book Shop on Walnut Street, I was destined to continue this activity professionally, which I did after graduation. In 1965, I acquired my first major collection: the Dunninger Archive of Houdini Magic Illusions, Handcuffs, Manuscripts, and Posters. It was sold, after immense publicity on The Today Show and a long article in the Times, to a collector in Niagara Falls, Ontario, who featured it in a museum, The Houdini Magic Hall of Fame. Our next major acquisition was the Abbe Vignali Collection of Napoleonic Relics, which included most of the possessions of L’Empereur when he died on St. Helena in 1821. We sold this monumental archive at auction in Paris, spring 1977. In 1973 the Library of Congress recommended me to the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling to appraise the papers of their most famous partner, Dean Acheson, President Harry Truman’s secretary of state. There were nearly 200 letters of Truman, many with extraordinary content. Over the next 15 years I made two major purchases from the Union League Club of Philadelphia, handled hundreds of letters of Washington (including his 1794 ‘Whiskey Rebellion’ speech, which defined the law and order clause of the Constitution), Jefferson, Adams, and Lincoln among many others. In the early 1990s I secured for a client the most important piece of American sculpture: Jean Antoine Houdon’s 1786 bust of Thomas Jefferson. It has lately been donated to Monticello. In between these historical acquisitions, I also have had time to father three children, who in turn have given me three grandchildren. My wife, Sandra, and I live in Garrison, N.Y.”
Susan O. Jaffe CW’64 has been appointed chair of the new Philadelphia zoning board. During his campaign last year, Mayor Michael Nutter W’79 promised to overhaul the city’s zoning and planning. She had previously served on the board for some 12 years, including as vice chair, mostly in the administrations of W. Wilson Goode WG’69 Hon’84 and Hon. Ed Rendell C’65 Hon’00.
Bill Runner WEv’64 WEv’66 writes that he was honored to represent Penn in February at the inauguration of Thomas P. Leary as the seventh president of Luzerne County Community College. Bill is president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year www.nepenn.com/alumni. He is also the past treasurer and president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation, and served on their board for six years.
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’66 | Dr. Lawrence Kessler C’66 D’70 writes, “I am still a practicing dentist in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. I practice currently with my son Dr. David A. Kessler C’96 D’00 GM’00 M’02 (14 years at Penn). We are enjoying our new association while watching Williamsburg emerge. I also am an overseer of the School of Dental Medicine and co-chair of its capital campaign.”
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’67 | Lawrence J. Beaser C’67, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a partner with the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, in February was named chair-elect of the Philadelphia Foundation. He also serves as counsel to the board of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and on the board of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.
Dr. Barry Krisberg C’67 G’68 Gr’71, a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law and president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, was selected by the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare to receive this year’s Pro Humanitate Literary Award. His article, “Hate the Player and Hate the Game: The Politics of the War Against the Young,” which was “honored for exemplifying the intellectual integrity and moral courage required to transcend political and social barriers to promote best practice in the field of child welfare,” will be included in the forthcoming collection, “Beyond the War Against Crime” (NYU Press).
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’69 | Dr. Norman Kahn C’69 has been appointed EVP and CEO of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies in Lake Bluff, Ill. He most recently served as vice president for science and education with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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’70 | David Sweet C’70 is a shareholder in the Harrisburg, Pa., office of the law firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He was recently elected to a two-year term as chair of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children and a one-year term on the board of United Way of Pennsylvania.
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’72 | Clayton K. S. Kau EE’72 is vice president and general manager of the space and defense-products division of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Los Angeles. In March he received a 2008 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA.
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Andrew Gilman C’73 GEd’73 is president of CommCore Consulting Group, based in Washington, which he founded 23 years ago. In November he was recognized as “Educator-Trainer of the Year” for 2007 by PR News, an industry trade magazine.
Thomas Zemaitis C’73 L’76, a partner with the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has received the VIPeoples’ Choice Award 2008 for his over 20 years of support and recent service as president of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, the city’s chief public-interest law center.
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’75 | Ray Biswanger C’75 writes that Penn’s Annenberg Rare Book Library has accepted the gift of the Raymond A. Biswanger Jr. Slide Collection of Literary Landscapes for its permanent collection. “It consists of more than 30,000 Kodachrome transparency slides of the homes, haunts, and literary landscapes of famous authors.” His father, Dr. Raymond A. Biswanger Jr. C’44 GEd’48 G’50 Gr’51, a teacher of English literature for over 30 years, died in 2006.
Hal Colston EE’75 in February was profiled in the “Heroes Among Us” section of People magazine. A “social entrepreneur” in Vermont, he founded two anti-poverty programs: Good News Garage in 1996, which repairs donated cars and provides them to poor people in New England (www.goodnewsgarage.org); and NeighborKeepers in 2004, which which works to build committed support communities to help families move out of poverty www.neighborkeepers.org).
David L. Hyman C’75 GEd’76, managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker LLP, in March received the 2008 Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. He is vice chair of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. He is a founding board member of Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park, Pa.
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’76 | Michael P. Malloy L’76 last year celebrated his 25th year as a law professor: he is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific law school in Sacramento. He co-wrote Global Issues in Contract Law (Thomson-West, 2007); and in December he delivered a two-hour lecture on “The History and Current Structure of U.S. Financial Services Regulation: Watters under the Bridge” at the Charterhouse Square campus of Queen Mary University of London. His hornbook Principles of Bank Regulation (2003) is now available in a digital version from Thomson-West.
Mary Theresa Metzler C’76 is a partner in the labor, employment, and immigration group and the healthcare group of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. In February she spoke on “We Never Talk Any More: Evaluating Confidentiality Rules and No-Fraternization Policies,” at a meeting of the ABA’s Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act.
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’77 | Susan D. Baker C’77 is a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, who specializes in intellectual-property and health-care law. In February she was appointed to the board of My Sister’s Circle, a local mentor program.
Ron Shegda W’77, the Republican candidate for the 136th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has launched a new website www.ronshegda2008.com.
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Mace Rothenberg C’78 writes, “I was surprised and very honored to learn that I will receive the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society. I remain professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. I live in Nashville with my wife, Joyce, daughter Stephanie (18) and son Bryce (14). I look forward to seeing many friends at our 30th Reunion!”
Melinda P. Rudolph C’78 L’86 has joined the life-sciences health-industry group in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP. Previously she was an independent consultant to biotechnology companies specializing in technology licensing and development.
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’80 | Leslie Esdaile Banks W’80 received the 2008 Storyteller of the Year Award from Essence magazine. She has written over 30 novels and 10 novellas in various genres, notably a 12-book Vampire Huntress Legends series published by St. Martin’s Press. She noted, “The way it resonates with people really blows me away. This was supposed to be a one-book deal that morphed into something completely organic” (www.vampire-huntress.com).
Stephen Houston C’80 emailed in early March, “For the last few decades I’ve been researching ancient Maya civilization and writing, with digs in Guatemala, another to begin in the coming months. I’m now at Brown, after 10 years out West, and have just been given an endowed chair, the Dupee Family Professorship of Social Sciences. Happy to be reached at Stephen_Houston@brown.edu.”
Jane Becker Imber WG’80 writes, “The fourth edition of my Dictionary of Marketing is being published by Barron’s Educational Publishing, available in stores by July. It has been a valuable reference tool for over 20 years, published in a variety of languages, and used by students and professionals around the world to keep abreast of the rapidly changing vocabulary of the marketing and advertising industries. Over 3,000 terms are defined, along with practical applications and an insider’s perspective.”
Anthony C. Stanowski C’80 in March joined Aramark Healthcare in Philadelphia as vice president, healthcare-industry relations.
’82 | Linda Falcao C’82 W’82 L’85, Media, Pa., writes that she is married to her childhood sweetheart, Kemuel Ronis, with all three children successfully out of school and into the working world. She conducts internal EEO investigations for management. She has also been appointed to Pennsylvania’s Joint State Government Advisory Committee to the Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. And she has started a new company, America Serves, LLC (www.americaserves.net), which “markets a journal/guidebook for high-school students interested in putting on educational fundraisers for international relief nonprofits.”
David Gelfarb W’82 and Dr. Jacqueline Proner celebrated the bar mitzvah of their son, Daniel Jack, on Sept. 9, 2006, and the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Lauren, on Jan. 12, 2008, both at Congregation KTI in Port Chester, N.Y. Among the guests were Deborah Proner Brand C’87, Connie Bernstein Bachner C’83, Dr. Robert Bachner EAS’82, Mara Fiarman Jacobs W’87, Dr. Ian Jacobs C’82, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen C’82, Roni Kaplan Katz W’83, Michael Katz W’82, Lawrence Ditkoff W’82, Dr. Mitchell Oliver C’82, Kenneth Gerchick C’85, and Michael Grundei C’86. Separately, in last November’s general election, David was elected to a four-year term as a councilman for the town of Rye; he notes that he received the highest number of votes out of the four candidates (two seats were open).
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Lynn R. Axelroth L’83 is a partner in the construction group at the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in Philadelphia. She was a featured panelist at an ABA forum, “The 2007 American Institute of Architects Documents: New Forms, New Issues, New Strategies,” held in New York in January and in San Antonio, Tex., in February.
Hon. Albert Diaz W’83 has been re-appointed to a five-year term as a special superior-court judge. He continues to serve on the North Carolina Business Court.
Ivan B. Knauer C’83 has rejoined the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its Washington office. Previously he was vice president and managing trial counsel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
Dr. Howard Underwood W’83 and Vivian Chung Underwood W’89 relocated to Washington, where he joined Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions “to assist in developing innovative research and solutions for healthcare. I have completed articles on the medical home, strategic implications of ICD10, and an update on consumer-directed health plans. I’ve been hiring Wharton students to help with our research work. We’ve bought our starter home, awaiting the birth of a future Quaker, Madeline Victoria Underwood W’30, and have joined the local Penn Alumni and Wharton clubs. Hope to see other alumni in D.C.”
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’85 | Jamie Cole W’85 L’88 is now managing director of the law firm of Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Boniske, P.L., in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He had been managing partner of its Broward office, which he opened in 1999. Formerly city attorney for Hollywood, he is currently city attorney for Weston and Miramar.
Dr. Marie Angelella George Gr’85 will take office in July as president of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. Since 2003 she has served as executive vice president at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
David Gerson C’85 see Donna Langsam Gerson C’86.
Jeffrey D. Korenstein C’85 and Sandra LeBrun belatedly announce the birth of their daughter Sophie Manning Korenstein on Jan. 3, 2007. “By now walking and causing endless trouble and distribution of random materials around the house in Waltham, Mass., she joins her older sisters Nicole and Olivia in generally wreaking havoc on their proud parents.” Jeff is a senior regional account manager at Oracle Corporation, and welcomes any alumni in the Boston area to contact him at email@example.com.”
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Jordan Foster C’86 WG’91 writes, “I’ve resigned from Fred Alger Management to join Intrepid Capital Management, a hedge fund in New York run by Steve Shapiro WG’91.”
Donna Langsam Gerson C’86 and her husband, David Gerson C’85, co-wrote The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette (ABA Publishing). “While aimed principally at the legal profession, it provides advice on how to deal most graciously and effectively with a variety of workplace situations.” She writes and speaks on topics concerning the legal profession and he is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. They live in Pittsburgh with their son, Sam.
Andy Lapat C’86 wrote in late February that he and his wife, Allison Silverman Lapat C’91, along with Claire (eight) and Nathan (six) had just returned from their annual week long outing to Alta, Utah. “The snow this year was exceptional as these were the best conditions we have ever had. All four had a blast busting new lines in the massive quantities of daily fresh powder. Now with the winter trip behind us, thoughts turn to summer and hot humid days and working on the head dip and screaming reach on the windsurfer.”
Joshua R. Slavitt C’86 has joined the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the Philadelphia office; he specializes in intellectual-property law. Previously he was a partner with Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP, where he had practiced since 1996.
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’87 | Risa Vetri Ferman C’87 is the elected district attorney of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania; she began her term in January, after serving 15 years as an ADA. She co-founded and serves on the board of the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, which provides pro-bono legal services for abused children.
Bill Gallagher C’87 firstname.lastname@example.org, emails, “I founded a non-profit, based in Philadelphia, called Spark the Wave. Our mission is to empower youth through educational programs to be great volunteers and community leaders. We have a multi-step educational process that includes a summer camp, after-school seminars, and mentoring. Through this process we show young people that they have the power to change the world through community service www.sparkthewave.org. I would love to hear from any Quakers out there that want to know more about what we do.”
Debbie Dubin Marx C’87, email@example.com, and her husband, Bob, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Oliver, on Jan. 21. He joined two very excited big sisters, Caroline (five) and Julia (seven). Debbie lives in Short Hills, N.J.
D. Fairchild Ruggles G’87 Gr’91 is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She co-edited Cultural Heritage and Human Rights (Springer, 2007) and Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). She wrote Islamic Gardens and Landscapes, which was published by the Penn Press this year.
Heidi Shaulis G’87, an artist, announces the launching of her new website www.WestCorinthStudio.com, “fancy folk art from Vermont,” and shows green woodworking of her husband, Isaac Willis, and her oil paintings, inspired by the fauna of the Vermont countryside.
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Dr. Marshall Balk C’88 M’93 and his wife, Karen, welcomed twin sons, Zachary and Jonathan, into their family on Jan. 19. “Their big sister Talia (two), is ambivalent about their arrival, and has inquired about their return policy.” Marshall is an orthopaedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, and is faculty in the hand and upper-extremity surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, but may not have time to return messages until 2014.”
Brian M. Katz C’88 W’88, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in January was elevated to vice chair of its corporate and securities practice group.
Bill Peyton W’88 recently joined L-3 Communications as a program director “providing IT and analytical services to the intelligence community.” He and his wife of 14 years, Vanessa, live in Fairfax Station, Va., with their three children. A commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, he recently completed a tour commanding an information-warfare unit. He can be reached at bill.peyton@L-3com.com.
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’89 | Nelson Bae C’90 writes, “Chris Gaebler C’88 WG’96 and his wife, Julia Aledort C’91 moved to San Diego last year and welcomed their new daughter, Willa Anne Gaebler, into the world on Nov. 19; she weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. Mother and daughter are very well; Chris is expected to recover shortly.”
Audra Joy Blasberg Nu’89 GNu’90 and Dr. Arthur Blasberg III welcomed their third child, Amanda Elizabeth, on Sept. 18. She weighed 7 lbs. 11.4 oz., and was 20 inches long. Her two older brothers, Arthur Bradley and Alexander Brady, were thrilled to have a new baby sister.
Mitchell Saifer C’89 writes, “After almost 20 years away, I have decided to finally go back to school (kind of). I recently took a position with UGL-Unicco as the project manager for their contract with Penn, helping to manage and maintain the custodial/housekeeping department. It is exciting to be back on campus at a time when Penn is expanding with the Penn Connect’s projects. Alison Berger Saifer W’90 and I still live in New Hope, Pa., with our three growing children, Samantha (nine), Zachary (seven), and Logan (four). Alison is busy as president of her own consulting company, Actuarial Management Strategies, and has become a renowned speaker/lecturer of note on a variety of healthcare-insurance issues.”
William D. Samers C’89 in February joined the UJA-Federation of New York as vice president for planned giving and endowments. Previously he was vice president for gift development and compliance with the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. He lives in East Hills, N.Y., with his wife, Robin, and two children.
Andrew J. Shapiro C’89 see Yael Weinman C’90.
Vivian Chung Underwood W’89 see Dr. Howard Underwood W’83.
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’90 | Jennifer Linderman Eisman C’90 and David Eisman C’90 W’90, “After a very busy year, finally have time to write in and announce the birth of Devin Brendan Eisman on Oct. 28, 2006. He joins big brother Dillon (seven). Proud uncle is Jeff Linderman W’84. David is a partner in the corporate department of Skadden Arps in Los Angeles and Jennifer is a happy stay-at-home mom. We are both new members to Penn’s Southern California Regional Advisory Board, and would love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.”
Jen Goldstein WEv’90, www.myspace.com/skatekool, writes that she is planning the production of a DVD, “Skate Kool,” which “will teach the world how to skate on quads, ice, and inline skates in one hour.”
Ivan J. Juzang WG’90 last November received a Freddie award, adolescent-health category, as executive producer of Real Talk: the Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia, a documentary on youth violence. He founded MEE Productions Inc., in his last year at Wharton (See “Alumni Profiles,” Nov|Dec 2003 http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1103/ 1103pro03.html).
Robyn Herstein Levitt C’90 and her husband, Andy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Sadie Ruth on Sept. 14. She joined her big sister Molly, who turned three in December.
Caleb Pollack EAS’90 is happy to announce the birth of his second daughter, Margalit Yael, on Jan. 7. He is a partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP, an Israeli-American law firm, where he focusses on patent law. “Mommy Rachel Fremmer is a court attorney for a New York state judge. Margalit is busy eating hourly, and big sister Hannah (almost three) is asserting her place. The sleepless family lives in Morningside Heights, in Manhattan.” Caleb can be reached at Caleb153@yahoo.com.
Dr. Craig A. Richman C’90 and Kelly Holtzman Richman joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Lauren, on April 18, 2007. She is also the niece of Brian Richman CW’87. Craig, Kelly, and Abigail live in Atlanta, where he is an otolaryngologist in private practice and Kelly is an executive-search consultant with Korn/Ferry International. They would love to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon Rubin C’90 married Michael Monsour in July 2007. “The reception was held at the Officers’ Club in Fort Belvoir, Va. We felt especially honored that many Penn friends traveled long distances to attend: Karen Parzuhoski Fuenmayor C’90 and Neil Fuenmayor EAS’88, Frank Betz CGS’87, Elizabeth Canna Fabrizi Nu’90 and her husband, Mark Fabrizi, Lt. Col. Timothy Klopfer W’90 and his wife, Joan Klopfer, Dr. Jonina Moskowitz C’90, James Sun W’90 and Ann Burroughs Sun W’90, and Dr. Barbara Thompson C’91. 1988-89 University of Edinburgh exchange students and Stouffer College House co-residents Graeme Sarson and Lovett Whitelaw also attended. Michael and I, coincidentally, had lived just two miles away from each other in Bethesda, Md., when we met at a vegetarian lunch in 2005. I work for Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a nephrologist in the Navy, finishing up his fellowship training this year. We expect to be stationed in the Norfolk area for a few years, beginning this autumn. We’d love to hear from old friends and from alumni living in the Norfolk area at email@example.com.”
Yael Weinman C’90 and Andrew J. Shapiro C’89 welcomed Zachary Michael Shapiro on July 1; he joined big brother Sam (three). They live in Washington, where Yael is counsel for international consumer protection at the Federal Trade Commission and Andrew is senior defense and foreign-policy adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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Allison Silverman Lapat C’91 see Andy Lapat C’86.
Rebekah S. Le Magny C’91 writes, “My husband, Thierry, and I welcomed our third little boy, Raphaël, into this world on April 28, 2007. His two big brothers, Thomas (five) and Maxime (three), absolutely dote on him. We are still living just outside of Paris.”
Lynn Thompson EAS’91 writes, “I’m happy to announce the birth of my son, Blake Davis Thompson, on Jan. 31. We are so grateful for all of our visitors, including a Penn friend (my neighbor in Hill House) who commented, “So did you think that 20 years later we’d be sitting here talking about our kids?” Amazing. I currently live in Menlo Park, Calif.; and after years at a law firm, went in-house as director of intellectual-property development for a medical-device incubator. I also have an unfinished first novel and unfinished first commissioned painting that I suppose is now on an 18-year hiatus.”
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Allison Rosenberg Donovan C’92 emails, “My husband, Chris, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Chase Parker, on Feb. 2, 2007. Proud big brother, Tyler, turned four in September and makes him laugh constantly! We live in Los Angeles, and would love to hear from old friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Patrice Firpo Guitreau C’92 emails, “My husband, Joseph Guitreau, and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of Jack Roman, on Oct. 26. Big sister Audrey Claire (three) is very excited to help with her baby brother. Fellow Quaker Dr. Sandra Hurtado M’90 did the honors: she has delivered both of my children at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston, where I also practice ob-gyn. At Christmas we proudly celebrated Jack’s baptism with godmother Christina Firpo, Erica Firpo C’94 (godmother to Audrey), Darius Arya C’93, our parents, friends, and family. With all the Quakers around, we’ll be singing ‘The Red and Blue’ through 2026! Although I couldn’t attend the reunion, I’d love to hear from classmates at email@example.com.”
Anne McGowan Johnson C’92 has been appointed a partner in the appellate-practice group of the law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP, in Dallas, Tex.
Jonathan M. Korn L’92 is an attorney in the Cherry Hill, N.J., office of the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, who specializes in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. A member of the state Committee on Attorney Advertising, he has been appointed its vice-chair. He also serves as chair of the New Jersey Bar’s legal-education committee.
Josephine Lee C’92 W’92, www.josephinelee.org, writes, “I recently had my first book published: New York City’s Chinese Community (Arcadia Publishing, 2007).” She also competed as a member of the U.S. Mahjong Team at the 2007 World Mahjong Championships in China and at the 2007 Open European Mahjong Championships in Denmark.
Daniel A. Schwartz C’92, Avon, Conn., has joined the litigation department law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC, and is a partner in its Hartford office. He runs www.ctemploymentlawblog.com.
Marc Supcoff L’92 is an attorney and commercial litigator who specializes in sophisticated-construction transactions and project-dispute resolution. He writes that he has moved his law offices in Manhattan. He recently created a blog for the construction industry, www.supcoffconstructionlaw.wordpress.com.
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Dr. David Corda C’93 and Dr. Julie-Anne Corda are excited about the arrival of their second son, Bennet, who recently joined the family “to assist his three-year-old brother, Zachary, in tormenting their parents.” David is an anesthesiologist in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. His wife, Julie-Anne, is a veterinarian. Feel free to keep in touch with David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oren Friedman C’93 and Judith Gold Friedman SW’97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Baruch, on Dec. 29. They live in Rochester, Minn., where Oren is director of facial plastics and reconstructive surgery and Judith is a development officer at the Mayo Clinic.
Nicole Marshall C’93 and Stephen Marshall C’93 are “delighted to announce the birth of our second daughter, Chloe Kathryne, on Oct. 22. She joins her big sister Lia, who is now four. We look forward to celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in May, as well as welcoming friends to Philadelphia for our 15th Penn Reunion.”
Brian Peterson EAS’93 GEd’97 is executive director of the Ase Academy, “an experimental African-centered educational-enrichment program for area sixth and seventh graders, [which] holds sessions each Saturday on campus, in Du Bois College House and Huntsman Hall. In its ninth year of operation, it is expanding to sixth through 12th by 2010. Hundreds of students from over a dozen public schools have participated. The earliest students are now in college. The program continues to persevere primarily through the gifts of individuals and corporate donors (www.aseacademy.org).” In January he accepted the Dr. Judith Rodin Award on behalf of Ase at Penn’s 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.
Greg Schuckman G’93 is assistant vice president and director of federal relations and research advancement for the University of Central Florida, based in its Washington office. He was recently elected chair of the Northern Virginia Community College and Southern regional chair for the Association of Community College Trustees.
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’94 | Menno Ellis W’94 is a co-principal of ABA Consulting, a marketing & management consultancy in Dallas, Tex. He wrote “Optimizing Agency Relationships” in Agrimarketing (May 2007). He writes, “On March 2 our daughter, Ariana Noelle, was born. Big brother Ryland is two. My wife is Keri Ellis: our family is doing well.”
Aliza Karetnick L’98 is an attorney with WolfBlock LLP in Philadelphia and a member of its business-litigation practice group. In February she was elected partner.
Lynn Pinkus Lewis C’94 and Evan Lewis are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Miriam Hulton, on Dec. 8 in New York.
Aaron Wernick C’94, email@example.com, and his wife, Donna Wernick, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jacqueline Rose. The family of three lives in Marin County, Calif.
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’95 | Julian Bashore W’95 writes that he “recently accepted a position at Bodycote as representative directorJapan. After 13 years of distinguished service with a manufacturer of coatings, I am now setting up the Japan subsidiary of the world’s largest contract heat-treater. I will remain based in Nagoya.”
Heena Yuhan Lee C’95 and her husband, Dennis Lee, are happy to announce the birth of their second son, Justin Daniel, on Oct. 9. His older brother Alexander (three) is excited to have a baby brother. The family still lives in Boston, where Heena is a pediatrician and Dennis is a dermatologic surgeon, and they look forward to hearing from friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Scott Horowitz C’96 see Dr. Diane Lewis Horowitz C’00.
Jonathan Rosen W’96 see Jill Margulies Rosen Nu’97.
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’97 | Alyson Tesler Anderson C’97 writes, “Big Brother Connor, and Christopher Anderson, and I welcomed younger brother Gavin Jacob Anderson to the family; born on Feb. 24, he was 8 lbs. 7 oz. Everyone is doing great and Connor is enjoying showing off his new baby to family and friends.”
Dr. Richard J. Bruno C’97 W’97 writes, “I left Philadelphia and moved to Arizona, after residency in 2004. Last September I started a new business venture in the medspa industry. It’s called Urban Medspa and is located in Scottsdale.”
Judith Gold Friedman SW’97 see Oren Friedman C’93.
Dr. Michal Kleinlerer C’97 married Dr. Jonathan Shenkin on March 15 in New York; attending were Marcy Barkan C’97, Andrew Barkan W’97, and Jessica Sullum C’97. Michal, who graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a DMD in 2004, also received a master’s in medical sciences and her certificate in orthodontics last June.
John W. Jones Jr. SW’97 is a partner in the commercial department of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, who specializes in corporate and health-care law. He has also become a contributing editor at Physician’s News Digest.
James G. Mundie CGS’97, www.mundieart.com, spent February photographing and drawing from anatomical collections in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Groningen, with a travel grant from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. “The resulting images are the seed material for a new body of work, Cabinet of Wonders.” He also received a 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Jill Margulies Rosen Nu’97 and Jonathan Rosen W’96 are proud to announce the birth of Allison Paige Rosen, on Oct. 6. “Allie enjoys watching her beloved Atlanta Thrashers with daddyand even waited to let her mom and dad go to opening night of the hockey season before being born the next day. I will finish my master’s for a pediatric nurse practitioner in May at Georgia State University. Jonathan is CEO of Entaire Global Companies in Duluth. We would love to hear from old Penn friends at email@example.com.”
Derek Yan W’97 married Kimberly Chien on Nov. 3, at the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort in Los Angeles. Alumni attending included Jamison Wong W’98, Winston Chow W’97 and his wife, Caroline Chow C’98, Edward Lee C’97, Hubert Tong C’97, Steven Lee C’97, Sarah Chang C’97, Gloria Yang W’97, Jin Lee C’97, Kenneth Kwok C’97, Annie Chan C’97, Lesley Chan C’97, Hubert Tong C’97, Jeff Pokras C’97, Gabe Stone C’97, Chris Tan W’98, Alfonso Chang W’97, and Steve Kwon C’97. Edward Sun W’96 attended the Taipei reception.
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Jennifer Wigman Feinberg C’98 and Joshua Feinberg C’98 WG’07 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Maya Alexis, born on March 10. They live in Washington, where Jen is an attorney at Hogan & Hartson and Josh is a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Ben Gafni C’98 and Corinne Carter Gafni C’99 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alaina Brynn, on Jan. 24, 2007. They are trying to keep up with their little girl in Los Angeles.
Seth Lasser C’98 see Jamie Feiner Lasser C’99.
Risa Lewak C’98 and Howard Brown are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Liora Sylvie. “She was born last December, and while she loves living in Manhattan, she’s not happy about taking walks in 30-degree weather. I am planning to go back to work as a full-time college counselor as soon as Liora starts sleeping through the night.”
Paige Kahn Perkins C’98 and her husband, Jeff, are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Isabelle, on Feb. 26, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz., and measuring 20.75 inches. Paige and Jeff live in Atlanta.
Bryan Romano W’98 married Arzu Ad güzel in New York on Sep. 8. “The wedding ceremony and reception in a beautiful Manhattan loft was attended by many friends and family, including best men Brian Goldfarb C’98 and Jeffrey Robertson EAS’98. We continued the celebration with an amazing honeymoon on the Costa del Sol. We live in Manhattan, where I am a vice president in the private-wealth management division of Morgan Stanley and Arzu is a critical-care registered nurse at Bellevue Hospital Center’s emergency/trauma ICU.”
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’99 | Shannon Burke C’99 G’00 married Jason Bruder on Oct. 20 in Silver Spring, Md. Several Penn friends celebrated with them, including bridesmaid Lisa Huang Sherr W’00 WG’07, Micah Sherr EAS’00, Henrietta Jones C’99, Laura Robbins C’00, and Tony Regenstreif C’00. Shannon manages international-development programs for an NGO and Jason, a foreign-service officer, is currently working for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Corinne Carter Gafni C’99 see Ben Gafni C’98.
Agatha Lambris C’99 is “happy to announce my recent engagement to Brendan J. O’Malley. We live in Philadelphia. I am working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its pharmaceutical and life-sciences advisory practice. He is doing his best keeping the streets safe as an assistant city district attorney in the repeat-offender unit.”
Jamie Feiner Lasser C’99 and Seth Lasser C’98 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenneth Joseph Lasser, on Nov. 23. They live in New York, where Jamie is an associate brand manager at Unilever and Seth works at 1-800-flowers.com where he just launched a new business, Celebrations.com.
Bree Nicolai Murphy C’99 and her husband, Brendan Murphy, proudly announce the birth of their twins, Isla Jayne and Hayes Thomas, on Feb. 12. Bree and the family currently live in Brooklyn, but will return to Washington at the end of the year.
Lee Sheinkopf C’99 and Jeff Siedlik are excited to announce their engagement. They live in Los Angeles, where she practices allergy medicine and he is a graphic designer for Variety.
Joshua Weinberger L’99 is an attorney with WolfBlock LLP in Philadelphia and a member of its tax practice group. In February he was elected partner.
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’00 | Faith Dzurovcik C’00 and her husband, Pete McDevitt, proudly announce the birth of their son, Patrick Dzurovcik McDevitt, on Feb. 2; he weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., and was 19.5 inches in length. Faith is on maternity leave from the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, where she is an adoption supervisor; she would love to hear from her Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dana Epstein C’00 married Michael Stein C’00 in June 2007. They write that they had almost met repeatedly over the last 10 years: when they lived down the hall from each other in the Quad (Morris-Bodine and Speakman); at a party she threw their freshman year; through his cousin Shane Stein C’00 WG’05; when they worked next door to each other in Washington; or when they were both graduate students at George Washington University. They celebrated their wedding in Columbus, Ohio, with lots of alumni, including her parents, Paulayne Sklarsky Epstein Nu’68 and Arthur Epstein G’68 Gr’71, her sister, Melissa Epstein C’96, his cousins, Shane Stein, Kyle Stein C’03, and Reid Stein C’05; and Robert Mann W’89 WG’96, Leonard Brillson G’69 Gr’72 and Janice Coe Brillson SW’72, Arthur Staddon M’72 GM’78 and Marcie Robb Staddon CGS’74, Anoop Cherian W’00, Leah Goodman C’99, Sarah Nail Hartford Nu’00, Vinaya Krishnan W’00, Elana Leventhal C’02, Thea Kruger C’00, Marc Simon C’00, and Robyn Guest Yairi W’98. Dana and Michael now live in Baltimore, where he works at Sinai Hospital and she at the Associated Jewish Federation. They would love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.
Karein Donahue Freehill Nu’00 and her husband, Dr. Michael Freehill, proudly announce the birth of their second child, Jack Patrick, on Dec. 3, in Baltimore. He joined older sister Lizzie (two). Karein stays at home with the two kids and Mike is completing his orthopaedic-surgery residency at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Diane Lewis Horowitz C’00 and Dr. Scott Horowitz C’96 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Sarah, on Oct. 8. Diane is currently chief medical resident at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan; in July she will start a rheumatology fellowship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital. Scott is an infectious-disease specialist in private practice on Long Island. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elissa Mecklenburger Imran W’00 writes, “My husband, Shafi Imran, and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter, Leah Amira Imran, on Feb. 7 in New York. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 inches long. We’re really enjoying getting to know our beautiful little girl. I love taking her out for walks near our home in Brooklyn Heights. I plan to return to work in May as product-marketing manager for the debt-capital-markets segment at IntraLinks and Shafi is a director in hedge-fund services at Citi. I’d love to hear from friends at email@example.com.”
Michael Moskowitz W’00 married Sarah Kennedy-Cuomo on Feb. 14 at the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris. Members of the wedding party included Todd Wise C’01, Matt Canno W’01 L’06, David Goldberger C’00 W’00, Jordan Tolman C’01, and Gary Trief C’01. Other alumni celebrating were Andrew Bressler EAS’01 W’01 Gr’11, Marc Keller C’01 GGS’06 GEd’09, Michael Smolowitz C’01, and Anna Dayn C’01 WG’08. Mike and Sarah “honeymooned on the outskirts of New Zealand, witnessing the birth of baby koalas, and searched for the perfect Worcestershire sauce.” They live in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he “owns a credit-card processing company and she sits back and enjoys the luck of her birth.”
J. Alec Nisbet C’00 married Sasha Paroff on Sept. 29 at Temple Beth-El in Charlotte, N.C. Alumni attending included close friends Bob Kanapka C’00, Rachel Iannucci Kanapka C’00, Michele Romolini C’00, Jeff Goldman C’00, Dan Fong C’00, and Abhi Patwardhan W’00 WG’08; Dan Weinstein C’00 signed the ketubah and Huria Naviwala C’01 was a bridesmaid. Alec and Sasha live in New York, where he is a M&A associate with Clifford Chance US LLP and she is a real estate associate with Mayer Brown LLP.
Rob Sachs C’00 and his wife, Anna, welcomed their baby daughter, Rachel Mae Sachs, to the world on Feb. 4. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 7 oz., and was 20 inches long. They live in Washington, where Rob works at National Public Radio.
Benjamin Schein C’00 and his wife, Robyn, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Ilan Solomon, on Feb. 16, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. They live in Minneapolis, where Ben is completing an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Upon graduating in May, he will work in finance at the corporate headquarters of Target. After spending some time at home with Ilan, Robyn will return to her work as a client-services officer at the Minneapolis Foundation.
Brett Weinheimer W’00, Philadelphia, is excited to announce his engagement to Carolina Green Robinson. Daughter of Dana P. Robinson WG’75 and Ema V. Robinson D’90, she is a graduate of Haverford College and Yale University’s divinity school and is in her second year of law at Villanova University. Brett is a franchisee of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and built his first store in Center City last year. A wedding is planned for November.
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Jana Leichter C’01 married Jonathan Hoffenberg W’01, overlooking the ocean at the St. Regis Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 16. They had met their senior year. The wedding party included Jennifer Cohn Falik C’01 as matron of honor. Other alumni attending were Bryan Bachrad W’01, Jennifer Brillante C’01, Leslie Gleser C’01, Dana Howbert C’01, Aaron Karo W’01, Nicole Matusow C’01, Paula Miller C’01, Zachary Miller C’01, Marla Slavet C’01, and Barry Schwartz C’01. Jana and Jon honeymooned in Australia and Bora Bora, then returned to their home in Miami Beach, where he works as regional sales manager for David Barton Gyms and she as an attorney with Cole, Scott, & Kissane, PA.
Catherine Lucey C’01 married Ryan Donnell in Philadelphia on Dec. 8. The wedding party included Kimberly Ling C’01, Emer Lucey EAS’11, and Jason Donnell WG’05. Catherine and Ryan, who honeymooned in Argentina, live in Philadelphia, where she covers politics for The Philadelphia Daily News and he is a freelance photographer.
Lauren Manton C’01 writes, “My husband, Joshua Manton, and I welcomed our daughter, Amalia Isabelle, on Oct. 4. She is such a joy. Amalia has been keeping all her Penn friends up to date on her website www.amaliamanton.com.”
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’02 | Todd J. Griset L’02 GGS’05 is an attorney in the Portland, Maine, office of Preti Flaherty, who specializes in energy, utilities, and environmental law. In February he was elected to the board of Portland Trails, an urban land trust.
Erik T. Johnson C’02 married Karen Elitzky on Oct. 6 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Participating in the ceremony were Nathan M. Elitzky W’55 and Judy Adler Elitzky CW’63, who walked their daughter down the aisle; James Ku W’02 and Daniel Boldin C’01, who served as groomsmen; Zachary Kaplan C’02 as a ketubah signer; and Andrew Tam W’02 as a reader. Celebrating with them were Stephen M. Asbel C’86, Ruth Elitzky Asbel Ed’61, Dr. Stanley C. Bell C’52, Norman I. White C’63, Jayne Schwartz White CW’63, Daniel Jones C’02, Andrew Morentz C’02 G’02, Thomas Ferguson C’02 EAS’02 GEng’02, and Mark Hannah C’02. Erik and Karen spent their honeymoon in Brazil; they returned to Santa Barbara, where he is coordinator of supplemental-education services for the Gevirtz Research Center at UCSB and she is director of teen and outreach programs for Girls, Incorporated of Santa Barbara.
Adam Margolin W’02 GEng’03 received his PhD in computational biology from Columbia University in January. He continues his postdoctoral studies at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
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Lee Gonzalez W’03 wrote in late February, “I’ve spent the last 15 months in Barcelona working to open a youth hostel with my sister. Given that I started this project five years ago in an Entrepreneurial Management class, I’m very proud to announce the opening of Somnio Barcelona in March. Our aim is to provide guests with five-star service at hostel prices. We’re very excited to show guests the best of the city we have come to know and love during our time here. We plan to expand to other cities in Spain in the future. I hope to have plenty of Quaker visitors over the years! Visit our website www.somniohostels.com.”
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’05 | Keith J. Jones GGS’05 is now general counsel for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies in Washington. He and his wife, Susan, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Parker Hudson Jones, on Jan. 11 in Annapolis, Md.
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