Previous issue's notes
Ray Evans, W'36, was honored this month by the Quick Arts Center at St. Bonaventure's University in Olean, N.Y., as Man of the Year for his contributions to the culture of the world of music. And he and Jay Livingston, C'37, were both honored when Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan and the city council designated February 6, 1998 as Jay Livingston-Ray Evans Day in recognition of their 60 years of collaboration and contributions to the world of popular music. The two are three-time Oscar-winners.
Robert J. Peel, C'39, L'42, retired in 1983 as administration officer for the Corps of Engineers at Fort Detrick; he lives nearby, in Frederick, Md.
Barbara Hanson Shotliff, CW'40, Moorestown, N.J., has moved into The Evergreens, a continuing-care community, and remains an active board member of the New Jersey State Museum and a weather spotter for the National Weather Service.
Donald P. Boyd, W'42, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., has been working part-time for Service Corps of Retired Executives as a counselor to the Small Business Administration.
Robert G. Clifton, W'44, Wayne, Pa., has been elected chair of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Merion Township; a member of the board for four years, he was vice chair for the last two. He is retired from Fernley & Fernley, Inc., business-association managers, in Philadelphia. He also serves as vice president of his Class.
Herman M. Steinberg, WEv'45, Northridge, Calif., retired to southern California 20 years ago, to be closer with his children; he had maintained an accounting practice in Philadelphia for over 30 years before that. "The ironic part of my story is that one of my grandsons from California, Todd Golditch, is presently attending the Wharton School as a freshman. You can just imagine how proud I am to have Todd following in his grandfather's footsteps."
Leslie B. Flynn, G'46, Nanuet, N.Y., had her latest book , the 39th, Jesus: In the Image of God -- A Challenge to Christlikeness, published by Magnus Press in December.
Dr. Slater E. Newman, W'47, professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, is the 1997-98 national president of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology. He is also the recipient of that university's 1997 Joseph Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence; the 1997 W. W. Finlator Award from the Wake County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; and the 1998 Norman B. Smith Award from the ACLU of North Carolina, for outstanding contributions to civil liberties. A scholarship has recently been established in his name by the North Carolina State College of Education and Psychology Foundation and the friends of Slater E. Newman.
Dr. Frank Gotay Lanuza, V'48, Ponce, P.R., was inducted into the Puerto Rico Amateur Hall of Fame of Baseball in November.
Irvin Penner, W'50, writes that after 35 years as head of his own credit-card marketing firm, he embarked on a second career by founding The Computer Fixer. An offshoot, The Computer Fixer on Campus, serves the students and faculty at Penn. "Our class was always so young in spirit that the word retirement wasn't even in our vocabulary. I couldn't ask for a more rewarding second career." His daughter, Stephanie Leffler, W'87, "just presented me with a granddaughter. I'll be there at her graduation in Franklin Field in the year 2020."
Dr. Edward D. Weil, Ch'50, just celebrated his 10th year as a research professor at Polytechnic University, his "second career" after 33 years as an industrial chemist, supervisor, and senior scientist. He also recently received his 220th U.S. patent, and his project on flame-retardant insulating materials was written up recently in the Electric Power Research Institute Journal. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Barbara, who is also busily employed in a management position in the drug industry.
Bruce L. Mayers, W'52, Sands Point, N.Y., has retired after 43 years on Wall Street, including 30 years with Goldman Sachs & Co. He is now enjoying the easier life with family, including four grandchildren.
Dr. Louis H. Steinberg, C'52, PT'59, Philadelphia, writes that he's 67 years old and working 17-19 hours a week doing physical-therapy evaluations. His older daughter, Rebecca, is completeing her second year of medical school in Ponce, P.R., and his younger daughter, Melissa, is completing 12th grade at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, in Ardmore.
Max Buten, ChE'54, email@example.com, and his wife, Gloria, still live in Penn Valley, Pa., where they have been for more than 30 years. They sold their family paint business in 1994. He is now using his engineering background as a computer-programming contractor, currently doing work at American College: "More fun and fewer responsibilities." On the side he is also co-president of the Friday the 13th Club, which meets every Friday the 13th (three this year) "to defy superstition by walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors, breaking mirrors, and the like." This year they have been featured on Fox weather, A&E, German television, and all the Philadelphia news channels. The club was founded in 1936 by Phillip Klein, C'28.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers, W'54, professor and chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, participated, in the fall and winter, in a number of scientific conferences in New Orleans, and in Brazil, Greece, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom; he presented papers on cancer, neck surgery, and education in otolaryngology. He was also a finalist in the Health Care Heroes Award of the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Charles H. Loughran, C'57, was last year elected to an additional 10-year term as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, Pa.; this is his 21st year on the bench. He was also elected president of the Westmoreland American Inn of Court.
Florence Tauder Palmer, CW'57, artist and owner of Steel Curves, a Philadelphia company that designs and manufactures stainless steel and glass household accessories, has recently won a merit award from the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Crafts. Before entering the world of crafts, Fluffy was a fine arts painter for 25 years; one 1993 piece is a public-art installation in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Capt. Frederick M. Fox, W'60, is retiring in June with over 38 years of flying experience, eight years as a naval aviator and 33 years with American Airlines. He flew A-4s from the carrier Ticonderoga l962-65, including two tours in the Western Pacific. He finished his career with American Airlines in Dallas flying DC-10s to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. He has flown the DC-6, Convair 990, Boeing 707, 727, 747, 767, McDonell/Douglas MD-80, DC-10, and MD-11. He and his wife, Kayla, plan to retire to Austin, Tex., and he "hopes possibly to become a NASA mission specialist, following in the footsteps of Senator John Glenn who is going back into space to pioneer space geriatrics."
David A. Seidenfeld, W'60, Cleveland, president of the Penn Petroleum Company since 1967, last year published and edited a hardcover book, Bullishly Speaking; it is "mostly about the stock market and investing with digressions on economics and politics, etc. Lots of fun and lots of work. It contains several references to Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania. For information, Penn grads can call me directly at (216) 771-1444."
Tom Dennison, Ar'61, firstname.lastname@example.org, New Canton, Va., e-mails that he is a "mostly retired architect," after taking 30-some years to become technically proficient in Switzerland, the U.S., Canada, and even China. "No prizes, only quiet satisfaction. Now mostly gardening and camping with Marianne while coaching our adult children long distance and trying to recapture youth for ourselves."
Dr. Peter Schantz, C'61, V'65, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, in October was named the first Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Veterinarian of the Year, for his contributions to the epidemiology and control of diseases transmitted from animals to people, promoting the role of veterinary medicine and its perspective on improving public health, and for helping to expand opportunities for veterinarians at the CDC.
Malcolm Ringel, W'63, left 25 years of practicing law in Atlanta for the lure of the Eastern Shore. Now living in St. Michaels, Md., with his wife and family, he has recently joined the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland as the state director of arbitration for the consumer-protection division.
Dr. Betty Martin Blount, Nu'64, GNu'67, Philadelphia, recently spoke at a group meeting of the Temple University chapter of The Compassionate Friends, Inc., on "Survivors Who are Bereaved by Sudden Death." Semi-retired, she is active as a psychotherapist in private practice. She was also recently recertified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a clinical specialist in adult-psychiatric and mental-health nursing. She and her daughter, Theresa Martin Odom, are co-directors of the Blount & Odom Christian Counseling Center.
Michael Heim, W'64, has retired, after 28 years, from his position as senior vice president in the international department of Johnson & Higgins. First order of business upon retiring was a return visit to Japan where his international career began. His daughter, Carrie, will enter Penn Law School in September.
The Hon. Constance J. Horner, CW'64, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., and a guest scholar in governmental studies at the Brookings Institution, was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the Marine Corps University, Marine Corps Combat Development Command at Quantico, Va. Previously, she had served as an assistant to President George Bush and as Director of Presidential Personnel, advising him on some 3,500 Presidential appointments. She has also served as visiting faculty at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and at Johns Hopkins University.
Robert Talbot-Stern, W'64, L'67, has relocated to Sydney while keeping a base in Washington, D.C. He is continuing his management, financial, and legal consulting thanks to the Internet, and pioneering in Australia the Iacocca can-do management style learned from his time on the Chrysler rescue team. Although most of this work is U.S.-based, he is delving into Australian opportunities, including writing a column for the Australian Financial Review, guest-teaching at business schools, and going on the board of a communications start-up to be floated on the NASDAQ. "I am going strong and not retired. Moving a career to the other side of the planet is a challenge, especially at 55. I'm specializing in being a link for companies doing business in both countries, whether as a board member or consultant." He is the chair of the Australian chapter of Democrats Abroad, a part of the Democratic National Committee, and has been appointed to serve on a White House task force on competition and deregulation. Bob's Australian wife, Janet, is director of the emergency department and on the faculty at the University of Sydney. Their three sons, Justin, Miles, and Cameron, are respectively attending MIT graduate school, University of Sydney, and high school at Newington College. He is a member of the local Wharton club and reports that Penn is well known in Australia, especially for professional and graduate schools. "Contacts welcome, whether for renewing old friendships, business, Aussie information, or whatever: email@example.com."
Dr. Peter Rutkoff, G'65, Gr'71, was named the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he will be co-teaching a three-year sequence of seminars on the culture of the Great Migrations (1915-55). He has just returned from taking students on week-long research trips to Charleston and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and then to Harlem for the project.
Dr. Robert E. Brown, W'66, associate professor of English and communications, at Salem State College, Salem, Mass., e-mails that he anticipates academic tenure this month, following a unanimous all-college recommendation in February. He writes occasional op-editorials for The Boston Globe, and features for other newspapers and magazines -- 15 during l997 for Acoustic Musician, Salem Evening News -- and 11 poems in small-press magazines. His son, Sasha, a high-school freshman, wrote his first jazz composition for a seven-piece band, and it was performed in January; he also appeared in March at the Berklee Performance Center with a jazz group in an all-city contest.
Oreste P. D'Arconte, C'66, in March became the new publisher of The Sun Chronicle, which has served the Attleboro -- North Attleboro area in Massachusetts since 1971.
Robert D. Dripps, GAr'66, writes that after almost 20 years of research, his book, The First House: Myth, Paradigm, and the Task of Architecture, was recently published by MIT Press.
Laurie Burrows Grad, CW'66, e-mails that her latest television cooking show, Laurie Cooks Light & Easy, moved from The Learning Channel to the Travel and Living Channel. Along with her monthly restaurant column for Buzz magazine, she is working on a concept for a new cooking show.
Dr. Herbert N. Gutentag, D'66, was recently reappointed section chief in endodontics for the 18th year at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.
Susan C. Ogden, C'66, received her Master's of Science in computers in education from Bank Street College of Education last year. She is a private schoolteacher in New York City, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the graduate school at Bank Street, teaching computer education for pre-K-6.
T. Edgie Russell III, WG'66, and Laurie Smullin Russell, Nu'67, were married in August 1994. Edgie is president of Partners Management Company in Towson, Md., and Laurie, who serves on Penn's alumni secondary-school committee in Baltimore, is on the board of the Baltimore Opera Company. Her son, Jordan Rockwell, Class of 2000, is enjoying his participation as a member of Penn's a-cappella singing group, Counterparts.
Phyllis Markowitz Shapiro, CW'66, writes that after receiving a master's in traditional Oriental medicine from Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine in 1996, and national-board certification in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology, is in practice in New York City.
Jill Levy Targer, SAMP'66, has started Winetours 101 in Santa Maria, Calif., which specializes in private tours of wineries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Web site is: www.sierra-tek.com/winetours101 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline Schimmel, CW'67, a member of the Grolier Club in New York City, co-curated an exhibition of early women writers, Emerging Voices: American Women Writers, 1650-1920, which ended this month. Included in this exhibition were first editions from over 70 authors, including Edith Wharton, Charlotte Gilman, Phillis Wheatley, the Grimke sisters, and Louisa May Alcott.
Dr. Doris Gorka Bartuska, GM'68, professor emeritus at Allegheny University of Health Sciences and former director of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism clinical services at the old Medical College of Pennsylvania, last year was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Wilkes University; she was recognized as "a pioneer for women" in her teaching, research, and administrative positions.
Dr. Caryle Hopkins Zorumski, CW'68, was awarded an Ed.D. in counseling from the College of William and Mary in December.
Judith A. Bresler, CW'69, New York City, an attorney in private practice specializing in art and entertainment law, who is also an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, announces the publication of the second edition of her book, Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers and Artists, by the Practising Law Institute. She recently was elected vice chair of the entertainment, art and sports law section of the New York State Bar Association.
Curt L. Douglas, MtE'69, GMt'72, has been elected chair and CEO of Caltex Oil (Greater China) Ltd., a joint venture between Chevron and Texaco. Now living in Hong Kong, he will oversee the company's operations in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and mainland China.
Dr. Michael G. Levitzky, C'69, professor of physiology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, was recently appointed director of basic-science curriculum there. He has also been selected to be the American Physiological Society's Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year for 1998, which was presented at the Experimental Biology '98 Meeting in San Francisco last month.
William H. Walker III, C'69, recently moved from Vermont to Orono, Maine, where his wife, Judy, serves on the faculty at University of Maine. Bill is the administrative assistant at Orono United Methodist Church. "I am thrilled that my fraternity, Psi Upsilon, is once again a member of the Pennsylvania family. It will be wonderful when we are once again back in the Castle at 300 S. 36th St."
Susan Wiener Bornstein, CW'70, has been appointed assistant principal at Westwood High School; she had served as head of special education there for the past 18 years. She lives in Natick, Mass., with her husband, Stephen Sorrentino, and their 13-year-old daughter, Erica. Her son, Joshua, has joined WMAQ radio in Chicago as the weekend sports anchor.
Bob Graham, W'70, BGraham48@aol.com, was promoted to senior vice president of manufacturing for the automotive division of Foamex International, Inc. He has relocated with his family to Ann Arbor, Mich.
E. Hillel Lewis, C'70, a Philadelphia attorney, successfully argued the plaintiff's case to a $13.5 million personal-injury verdict: He represented a man who was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of a moutain-bike accident; the jury cited an improper braking system, and not operator error, as the cause of the accident.
Anita S. Sherman, SAMP'70, has been appointed vice president of marketing for PIAM Financial Services, which provides comprehensive financial-management services for physicians and healthcare professionals; it is a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Medical Society. She and her husband, Dr. Ralph Sherman, live in Sudbury, Mass., with their two sons.
Dr. George H. Conklin, Gr'71, professor of sociology at North Carolina Central University, has been elected president of the North Carolina Sociological Association. He also received its 1998 Contributions to Sociology Award for his contributions to the technology and scholarship of the field.
Andrea Rose, C'73, New York City, has just completed three fashion books, Secrets of a Fashion Designer: How To Be Your Own Fashion Consultant, 24 hours of Accessorizing, and 100 Quick Fashion Tips. She have been promoting her books through booksignings at various stores such as Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Encore.
Richard McDougald Enty, C'75, is enjoying life in Cleveland with his wife, Deborah, and children, Terricha (13), Lauren (six), and Richard (four). He has now worked for over 20 years for the regional-transit authority, starting as a streetcar motorman; he now manages its strategic-planning functions, and is helping to build community and legislative support for a commuter-rail service. He earned a master's in public administration from Cleveland State University in 1996. "I'm a private pilot and am active with the Tuskegee Airmen, North Coast chapter. I'm on the board of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which operates in one of the country's finest national parks." And he is "looking forward to one day telling CSU head basketball coach Rollie Massimino, that even though I flunked his JV tryouts at Penn in the mid 1970s, I still managed to 'get a life.' (P.S. Joe Watkins, C'75, did make that team. After leaving Penn, he used Air Force One for many of his business trips! Hmm.)" While recently in Philadelphia, Richard visited classmates and his cousin, Coleman P. Parker, now a junior at Penn, who was born during the time his parents, J. Garrett Parker Jr., W'70, WG'74, and Dr. Helen Frame Peters, CW'70, G'74, Gr'79, were themselves at Penn.
Mark Goldberg, C'75, Mark_Goldberg@atk.com, is intellectual-property counsel for Alliant Techsystems in Hopkins, Minn., a military and aerospace company. He and his wife, Susan, have eight-year-old David and three-year old Anna.
Chuck Mitchell, C'75, email@example.com, is editorial director for the Conference Board, a New York-based economic and business research organization that focuses on the social responsibilities of global corporations. Chuck began work overseas as a news reporter for The Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg in 1976, before joining United Press International as a correspondent there in 1979. He served as UPI bureau chief in Nairobi (1982-86) and spent considerable time reporting from the Middle East in the aftermath of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Later he served as bureau chief for UPI in Moscow (1986-89), during Gorbachev's glasnost and perestroika era, before joining the Detroit Free Press as foreign editor in 1990. He joined Worldbusiness magazine in New York as senior editor for Europe and the Middle East in 1996. He is the author of two books: Passport South Africa: A Guide to Business, Customs and Etiquette and Passport Russia: A Guide to Business, Customs and Etiquette. A third book, "A Short Course in International Business Cultures," is slated for publication by World Trade Press in the fall. He lives in Bedford Hills, N.Y., with his wife Fiona, daughter, Cora (nine), and sons, Michael (seven) and Jamie (six) and says he would love to hear from his long-lost college friends.
Dr. Louis E. Rossman, D'75, GD'77, a specialist in endodontics in Philadelphia, is president-elect of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Diplomates. He and his wife, Val, have two children, Alexis (14), and Benjamin (eight). They live in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
John Winkelman, W'75, WG'80, Princeton, N.J., has been named chief information officer for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. In his new position, he will help shape the direction of the department's data efforts, especially on cancer and immunization registries and setting up a statewide health-information network.
Dr. Stephen Loughin, EAS'77, GEE'78, Gr'92, SteveLoughin@wamsystems.com, has joined WAM Systems, a consulting firm involved in the petrochemical and polymer industry. The firm, based in Morristown, N.J., was founded by Jack Weiss, CE'80, GCE'81.
Nancy Finkelstein Summers, C'77, L'84, Summers1@compuserve.com, reports that she has opened her own organization-development consulting and training business in suburban Washington, D.C. She works with companies which want to make fundamental changes in the way they do business in order to improve their productivity and reduce employee turnover. Nancy recently co-authored an article, "The Creative Lawyer," in the March issue of the ABA's Law Practice Management magazine. She and her husband, Dr. Ronald Summers, C'81, M'85, Gr'88, live in Potomac, Md.
Regina Sokaler Wolgel, SAMP'77, Chicago, her husband, Sanford, and 18-month-old daughter, Kayla, are "tickled pink" to announce that their family has expanded with the birth of Nava Michal on March 2.
Professor Paul Zarowin, C'77, and his wife, Dr. Penny Stern, announce the birth of David Adam Zarowin on March 1.
Jane E. Allen, CGS'78, C'88, has been appointed executive director of the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, N.J.; its Web site is http://users.jerseycape.com/thenoyes.
Trish M. Brown, W'78, firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mails that after 15 1/2 years at Lane, Powell, Spears & Lubersky, LLP, in January she became special counsel at Farleigh, Wada & Witt, PC, in Portland, Ore.; she will continue to specialize in debtor-creditor, real estate, and UCC-Article-9 issues. She is chair of the executive committee of the debtor-creditor section of the Oregon State Bar and immediate past chair of the alternative-dispute-resolution section; she is a qualified mediator.
Lawrence Segal, C'78, is celebrating the five-year anniversary of establishing his own law practice in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he specializes in entertainment, business, and real-estate litigation. Prominent cases include the successful representation of the illegitimate son of Jimi Hendrix in a claim against the Jimi Hendrix estate, and the representation of homeowners against their insurance companies after the Northridge earthquake.
Robert C. Schneider, L'79, WG'79, Rockville Centre, N.Y., has recently joined the New York City law firm of Cuddy & Feder & Worby.
Amanda Uhry, C'79, is founding president of Amanda-Beth Uhry Public Relations, "the largest medical and healthcare public-relations firm in North America;" based in New York City, with offices in Sydney and Paris, it specializes in consumer-based medical and healthcare PR. She is also the mother of Arabella Eliza Frances Uhry, who was adopted in Maoming, China, in May 1996 and who will be three years old in November. "We spend every summer in Sydney (which is their winter), where I lived for six years in the 1980s."
Christopher Hogan, C'80, has advanced to regional chief ranger in the New Jersey State Park Service and is in charge of its central region. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Yardville, N.J. His rock band, Off The Bone, performs in the Jersey area.
Dr. Mark Melrose, C'80, is currently practicing emergency medicine in New York City as the director of two emergency departments: at the North Division (in Manhattan) of the Beth Israel Medical Center, and Doctors' Hospital of Staten Island. "In the alternative career department," this month he will receive an MFA in film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and he hopes to write and direct feature films.
Dan Paul-Heskins, C/W'80, is a senior manager of consumer learning at Lipton in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. His responsibilities include new product development and specialty teas.
Terence Chu, C'81, and Wendy W. Chu, C'81, SW'83, in January relocated to Charlotte, N.C., as the result of Terence's having taken a new job with NationsBank Corp. In addition, they are proud to announce the birth of Sarah Grace Chu, on October 16, 1996.
Dr. Gary Frishman, C'81, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University, and his wife, Meredith Curren, recently had their third child, Henry Curren Frishman.
Bob Kessler, C'81, lives in Manhattan and his wife, Nancy, and their five-year-old son, Steven. He recently left the New York City Economic Development Corporation to become counsel to the law firm of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., where he specializes in real estate, with an emphasis on public/private transactions.
Dr. Kenneth Maiese, C'81, Birmingham, Mich., director of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Cerebral Ischemia at Wayne State University, was awarded over $1 million by the Janssen Research Foundation and its parent corporation, Johnson and Johnson, for a five-year study of neurodegenerative disorders such as stroke, cerebrovascular disease, cerebral trauma, and Alzheimer's disease.
Steven Jeffrey Lachterman, W'82, Time@Compuserve.com, is an attorney who maintains his own practice in Coral Gables, Fla., practicing in the areas of family law, commercial litigation, and real-estate law. He is proud to announce the birth of his second son, James Lachterman, on December 1. His wife, Amanda, is British. He "would love to hear from old classmates and friends."
Dr. G. Scott Long, C'82, GM'94, email@example.com, recently completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an assistant professor of medicine.
Larry Mark, C'82, LMarkNYT@aol.com, e-mails that in addition to "my real job at The Times, I am the editor for www.jewishfilm.com, www.mbastyle.com, and also editor of the Jewish bedtime story forum on www.jcn18.com."
Heide Lee Morrow, C'82, firstname.lastname@example.org, graduated with a BA in design of the environment from Rice University in 1986. Currently she is "a full-time mom to four great sons in Houston. The most recent, Benjamin, was born last April. We are now moving to a bigger abode, with plenty of outdoor space so I don't have to listen to them kill each other. Although I had done some freelance design work before this latest arrival, I am now merely in the survival mode."
Sarah Kimball Shippee, C'82, email@example.com, e-mails that "after a few years in the 'rat race' I dropped out -- to southern Vermont, home of great skiing and maple syrup." Her husband, Roscoe, and she have two boys, Zebulon William (born November 1995) and Wyatt Royal (born April last year). "Since that didn't make us quite busy enough, we recently purchased Scott's Clean Sweep, a chimney-cleaning and fireplace- and woodstove- servicing company with a 15-year history serving our area. We welcome contact from any and all alumni, especially those with a vacation home near Mt. Snow!"
Elisabeth Rodwin Stahl, C'82, a senior I/T specialist at IBM, and Dr. John S. Stahl, C'83, assistant professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Pearl Stahl, sister of David and Jenna. They live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Richard Steffens, W'82, GPU'88, and his wife Cynthia Hall Steffens, C'84, GPU'89, announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Steffens, on May 22. Richard is commercial consul at the U.S. consulate in Vladivostok, Russia.
Lori Goldstein Tofexis, C'82, Hollywood, Fla., married Thomas Tofexis in 1995. They are happy to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Burton Tofexis, on July 25. She is a yacht broker in Ft. Lauderdale with Bollman Yachts.
Michael L. Goldman, W'83, L'86, is a founding principal of Goldman, Gruder, Woods & Miller, LLC, a general-practice firm in Norwalk, Conn.; he specializes in corporate, real-estate and lending transactions. He and his wife, Ellen Winchell Goldman, L'86, have three future Penn graduates, Joshua (eight), Benjamin (six), and Jacqueline (four). Michael also serves as Class agent for the Law Class of 1986.
Alan Simon, EAS'83, was promoted to director of business-systems management and outsourcing at Teleglobe International Corporation. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Bethesda, Md., with their three-year-old son, Edward.
Lisa Coopersmith Kranseler, W'84, and Kenny Kranseler, W'84, are happily residing in Bellevue, Wash., with their three kids, ages seven, four, and 10 months. Kenny is a product manager at Microsoft and Lisa is running the tax department at Active Voice Corporation, a PC-based telephone-software company.
Lynn Breidenbach Phillips, C'84, and Rick Phillips, C/W'84, WG'88, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Russell George Phillips, on September 3. Rick is a principal at Suffolk Capital Management in New York City. Rick & Lynn recently relocated to Weston, Conn.
Paul Santello, ChE'84, Chicago, was promoted to vice president, account director at the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency where he works on the Kellogg's account.
Nancy Porwick Weiser, C'84, WG'90, and Edward S. Weiser, C'82, Larchmont, N.Y., announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Zoe Weiser, on January 25, 1997.
Maj. Lyle A. Belleque, EE'85, and his wife, Danica, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, James Albert Belleque, on December 27. Lyle was reassigned in March to the Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command at the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
Gary Chodes, W'85, firstname.lastname@example.org, in 1993, co-founded Viaticus, a viatical-settlement company which brokers the selling of life-insurance policies or annuities; he subsequently sold it to CNA, remaining as president. He predicts "this will be a billion-dollar industry by the end of the decade." He lives in Chicago's Lincoln Park section with his wife, Becky, and their children, son Matthew (two) and daughter Laura (one).
Stephanie Hetos Cocke, C/G'85, GFA'87, and Reagan Cocke, C'85, GAr'88, have recently moved to Oxford, U.K. Both serve as secondary-schools committee interviewers for Penn.
Dr. Sara Ephross, C'85, Durham, N.C., writes "The last few years have been busy ones!" In 1994 she finished her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and is currently an epidemiologist at Glaxo Wellcome in Research Triangle Park. She has an adjunct appointment at UNC, where her husband, Dr. David Rubenstein, is an assistant professor of dermatology. They welcomed their first child, Joshua Nathaniel Rubenstein, on April 3 last year.
David B. Felsenthal, W'85, DFelsenthal@counsel.com, maintains his own law firm in Los Angeles; his litigation practice specializes in entertainment-industry disputes, employment and business law, and professional malpractice. David and his wife, Felisa, have two children, Michael (5) and Deena (3).
Lt. Cdr. Vincent J. Gast, EAS'85, is a process engineer with General Cable Corp. in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Previously, he was a maintenance engineer with that firm in Kenley, N.C., "My wife Linda, my nine-year-old son, Gregory, and I [moved] to the beautiful, rolling bluegrass and horse country west of Lexington." In the U.S. Naval Reserve, he recently received the Meritorious Service Medal and his third Navy Achievement Medal, and is transferring from a position with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dam Neck, Va., to the Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment in Cincinnati.
Larry Greenberg, W'85, and Sheryl Cohen Greenberg, C'86, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Michael Paul, on February 7. Michael joins his big brother, Daniel (now 3-1/2). The family lives in New York City. Larry continues to run his family's 65-year-old family contracting-supplies and safety-netting distribution business, and Sherrie is a senior manager in the corporate and investment banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Dr. Brian Hudes, C'85, and his wife, Lori, have three beautiful little girls, Michelle, Jessica, and Abbey. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and a gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia, and is now in practice with Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC., based in Duluth, Ga. In November, he passed the American Board of Internal Medicine's subspecialty board in gastroenterology.
A. Jeffrey Jacobson, C'85, is living in Potomac, Md., with his wife Hayley, and they are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Anne, on January 4. Jeff is a vice president with GE Capital Commercial Real Estate in Washington D.C., where he specializes in equity joint ventures and other financings. His e-mail address is email@example.com
Syrene Choos Robbins, Nu'85, is the occupational-health nurse at Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk, Conn. Zachary is now four and a half years old, and Jacob Elliot was born on September 12.
Jonathan Bellman, EAS/W'86, firstname.lastname@example.org, is president of Reality Check, Inc., in Evanston, Ill., which advises companies that spend more than $10 million annually on management-consulting services how to better leverage such investments. He moved to Evanston seven years ago, and earned a master's degree in management in manufacturing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School. Before starting Reality Check, he had a split career working both as an information-technology consultant and as a salesman for a Wall Street investment bank. "Our company is always looking to hire people with interdisciplinary skills and we would love to bring on a couple of people from M&T. Please check us out on the Web at www.rcheck.com.
Dr. Raffi Gregorian, C'86, a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, returned last month from Bosnia, where he served as a special-duty officer in Operation Joint Guard, to his civilian job as a defense analyst with SAIC in McLean, Va. In 1989 he received his MA from King's College, London, where he met his Australian wife, Bernadette Dawson, who works on intelligent transportation systems for the Federal Highway Administration. They settled in the northern Virginia area in 1990. While working full-time in defense affairs, Raffi also worked on his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins's SAIS, which he completed in December.
Juan Carlos Guzman, C'86, email@example.com, who was with the litigation division of Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodriguez in San Juan, P.R., has joined Microsoft Corporation's international-law and corporate-affairs department. He and his wife, Zoraida, have relocated to Coral Springs, Fla.
Judy Fisher Hallman, C/EAS'86, and her husband, Spencer, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kyle, on March 10. Judy works as a business manager for United HealthCare in Ft. Washington, Pa. They live in Blackwood, N.J., but are planning to move back to Pennsylvania this month.
Debbie Meiselman Neveleff, C'86, serves as the director of health-care custom research at The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C., research firm. She and her husband, Ed, have two children: Julie Anne (four), and James Daniel (18 months). Old friends can contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rod J. Rosenstein, W'86, left the Office of Independent Counsel in October for a position as an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland. He and his wife, Lisa Barsoomian, recently moved to Bethesda, Md. He can be reached at Rod.Rosenstein@justice.usdoj.gov.
Judith A. DeStefano, W'87, Judith_A_DeStefano@vanguard.com, was promoted in December to senior financial counselor in Vanguard's personal financial-planning department; she has been at Vanguard about two years. Her department does fee-only financial planning, including investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.
Marcy Hahn-Saperstein, C'87, email@example.com, with her husband, Dr. Alan Saperstein, "moved to sunny Florida in August 1995 and, exactly a year later, had a beautiful, brilliant, little girl named Tess Carly Saperstein." Shortly thereafter, she left her clerkship with a federal judge in Miami to join the corporate healthcare law department of Greenberg, Traurig.
Luis G. Hidalgo, C'87, is legislative director in the intergovernmental-affairs division of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was special legal assistant to the Puerto Rico Secretary of State and federal affairs, adviser to the Hon. Angel Cintron at the U.S. House of Representatives, and has been involved in research for the statehood of Puerto Rico. An attorney, he took graduate studies in constitutional law in London and Madrid.
Liz Martinez, C'87, is a principal with American Management Systems, in Fairfax, Va. In January, she became engaged to Tony Litvak, a consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick; a Labor Day wedding is planned.
Marlene Kagen Trossman, C'87, and David Trossman, W'88, Columbia, Md., announce the birth of their sons, Benjamin Lawrence and Samuel George, on March 5, 1997.
Monika Vuchic, C'87, Nu'91, GNu'92, Serbia, Yugoslavia, is currently working with the local humanitarian organization, Family Care, promoting family health in Yugoslavia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Gerard Babitts, C'88, is living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and recently got engaged. He works for Columbia Records as director of international A&R.
Dr. Michael D. Bernot, C'88, announces the birth of his second child, a daughter, Adena Michelle, on January 19. His son, Matthew Jared, is now two and a half years old. Michael is now an attending ER physician at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. His wife, Dr. Randye Bernot, is an ER physician at Elmhurst Hospital Center. They are currently building a house in North Hills, on Long Island.
Michael A. Gold, C/W'88, and Jennifer Smith Gold, C'91, G'94, were married in Pittsburgh on November 8. They live in the Washington, D.C., area where Michael is a corporate attorney at Baker & Botts, L.L.P, and Jennifer is a research associate at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Scott Masel, C'88, ScottMasel@aol.com, is bureau chief in the Florida Attorney General's civil-litigation division for South Florida. He has been with the Attorney General's Office since graduating from UCLA Law School in 1993. "Contrary to many reports, I no longer wrestle professionally and have dropped my stage name. I'd love to hear from some of my Penn buddies."
Steven C. Robbins, W'88, and Ruth Anne Eisenberg Robbins, C'88, were married in June 1994. They also announce the birth of their daughter and future Penn grad (Class of 2020), Shelby Emma Robbins, on December 30. Shelby is lullabyed to sleep at night with Penn songs. Steve is an associate counsel at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in Collegeville, Pa. Ruth Anne is a member of the Legal Writing Faculty at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, N.J. The family lives in Cherry Hill, N.J. Ruth Anne added that Steve's Penn roommate, Gary L. Maher, C'88, and his wife, Dana D. Maher, announce the birth of their son, Brian Jonathan Maher, on May 29, 1997. Gary is the senior litigation associate at Shain, Shaffer & Rafanello in Bernardsville, N.J.
Sander Gerber C/W'89, firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mails that "although it's been too many years to count, life in Manhattan is still sort of an extension of Penn. I am surrounded by classmates, and constantly meeting more alumni. The major difference is no more late bar nights; especially since Tracy and I produced Jake on April 19, 1997. I think his birth surpassed our wedding in terms of major life events. Then in May, I started Balfour Asset Management to trade options and equities. I hope everyone is well, and look forward to hearing from old friends."
Lesley Hirshfeld Hausmann, C'89, and Matthew Hausmann, W'86, were married on September 20. Lesley is employed by Bronner Slosberg Humphrey, a direct-marketing strategy agency. Matt is a consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, where he specializes in electronic commerce and consumer products. They live in Belmont, Mass., and can be reached at email@example.com.
Theresa A. Shuster Malmstrom, CGS'89, is an attorney with Goehring, Rutter & Boehm in the firm's office in Cranberry Township, Pa., concentrating her practice in the estate planning and administration area. She and her husband, Rick, welcomed their first child, Katherine Sarah, into the world on August 3.
Elliott F. Peters, W'89, firstname.lastname@example.org, married Kimberly Reddrick in Houston on October 25. Elliott graduated from Columbia Law School in 1995 and is now working in London for Shearman & Sterling where he is an associate in the corporate-finance department.
Sari Steinberg Bchiri, C'90, email@example.com, e-mails that after seven years in Israel, she has returned to America (temporarily) with her husband, Arik, and their 17-month-old daughter, Haia. She has been building a career as a freelance writer, and though much of her work has been in public relations and video-script writing, "my pride and joy (besides Haia) are two children's books: ... And Then There Were Dinosaurs (1993) and King Solomon Figures It Out (1994)." Currently she is living in Chicago (not far from former roommate Risa Agin Levin, C'90, and her husband, Daniel Levin, C'90), and ghost-writing a book about a Holocaust survivor. "All are welcome to visit my home page at http://makeaweb.com/ sari.html."
Kathy Boockvar, C'90, is happy to announce that her husband, Jordan Yeager, and she have formed a law firm together, Boockvar & Yeager. They have two offices, one in Bethlehem, Pa., (where Kathy works primarily), and one in Quakertown. They are a general practice, public-interest law firm, with an emphasis on employment law, Social Security disability, civil rights, and mediation of various types of cases. "It's been really fun!" Their e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parker A. Davis, C'90, Los Angeles, email@example.com, a game designer with Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Interactive, has completed The Lost World: Jurassic Park video game for the Sony PlayStation and is working on the Small Soldiers game, based on a movie currently in development.
Michael Fein, W'90, firstname.lastname@example.org, has started up RAM Capital Resources, LLC, an asset-management and fund-advisory firm focused on making direct investments in public companies.
Dr. David J. Glass, C'90, David_Glass@shsl.com, received his J.D. from Villanova School of Law in 1996 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University last year. His dissertation on governmental coercion to mental-health treatment won first place in the American Psychology-Law Society Dissertation Competiton. He completed his internship in psychology in 1997 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, working in the psychiatric emergency room. He is currently practicing as an attorney in the Family-law and health-law departments at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, in Philadelphia. David lives with his wife, Ginger Gilbert Glass, in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Xavier Sztejnberg, EAS/W'90, WG'96, left McKinsey to join Morgan Stanley's mergers & acquisitions group in New York City.
Dr. John E. Croom, C'91, will graduate from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine late this month, having received both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Then he will start an internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by residency training at the Harvard Medical School neurology-residency program. "On a more personal note, I have been happily married for the past three years to Angela who is completing her medical residency in pediatrics."
Joseph DiMenno, C'91, has joined the law firm of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote in Pittsburgh.
Christopher Gomez, C/W'91, Chris.Gomez@COMPAQ.com, and his wife, Kristina, announce the birth of Alexander Michael Gomez; he was born on December 2, and is doing great. The family lives in Houston and would like to hear from old friends.
Francis Paul Hanson, W'91, e-mails that in May last year, "after four years working as a commercial banker in Juneau, Alaska, I realized that I didn't enjoy being a banker. So I walked into my boss's office and resigned. [I] spent my summer of blissful unemployment kayaking, camping, and hiking around southeast Alaska." In November, he got a job as an investment associate for the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $24-billion, public fund belonging to the residents of the state of Alaska. And, he will receive his MBA from the University of Alaska Southeast in May, after three years of night school. "Any Penn alums coming through Juneau have an open invitation to lunch and/or a kayaking trip. I can be reached at email@example.com."
Jerilyn Saxon Perman, C'91, and Brian Perman, W'90, proudly announce the birth of their son, Jacob Harry, on November 12, weighing in at 7lbs., 3oz. Brian is an executive director in the high-yield capital-markets group at CIBC Oppenheimer and Jerilyn was a senior publicist at Warner Books before taking time off to have Jacob.
Jennifer Eschenauer Travers, Nu'91, and her husband, Peter Travers, welcomed their first child, Fiona Frances, in August; she weighed 9lbs. 1oz. Jennifer is taking time off from her nursing career to stay home with Fiona. The family bought a house in West Hartford, Conn.
Dr. Jason S. Weisstein, C'91, New York City, firstname.lastname@example.org, received his M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine this month. He is matched for residency and will spend the next five years, starting in July, at the University of California-San Francisco in orthopaedic surgery.
Laurie Mayer Boockvar, C'92, is a career counselor at Columbia Business School in New York City. Her husband, Daniel Boockvar, C'93, L'96, is an associate at the law firm of Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett. They live on New York's Upper West Side.
Capt. Jamey Dombrowski, EAS'92, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996; he is flight surgeon for the 35th Fighter Squadron, stationed in Korea, where his time is split between practicing medicine and flying F-16s.
Jennifer Ingber, C/G'92, and Brady O'Beirne, C'92, were married on October 4. Jennifer is a software developer for Fannie Mae and Brady is a sales manager for Prudential Healthcare. They recently moved to northern Virginia.
Laurie Kozloff, C'92, and Monte Mann, C'92, were married in Washington, D.C. in June 1996. The 63 Penn alumni in attendance "could not restrain themselves and sang 'Hurrah for the Red and the Blue.'" The couple now lives in Chicago where Monte is an attorney with Holleb and Coff, and Laurie is an account executive with the advertising firm DDB Needham.
Carla Mayo Meell, C'92, and her husband, Tim, welcomed Rachel Elizabeth into their family on February 10. Rachel joins big sister Stephanie who was two years old in April. "We are all doing well and I am enjoying being at home with my two girls."
Dr. Michael J. Milobsky, C'92, and his wife had their second son, Jonah Samuel, on July 2. Their first son, Isaac Louis, is two years old. Michael is a second-year pediatric resident at the University of Maryland and will be pursuing a fellowship in emergency medicine -- "where exactly is still up for grabs."
Kirsten Peters Nathanson, C'92, married Scott Nathanson on December 28 in Stony Brook, N.Y. Penn alumni in the wedding party included: Erika Liv Peters, C'00, Patty Chang Anker, C'92, Ted Sobel, C'92, Dr. Iris Zamir, C'92, G'97, M'99, and Alexa Waisum Chiang, C'92 (formerly Waisum Li). Other alumni in attendance were: Jake Jaffe, C'97, Robin Kitterman, C'92, Zerlina Chen, EAS/W'92, Thomas Hayes, W'91, Katie Cheng, C/W'92, Josh Konvisser, C/EAS'92, Dr. Sandy Lee, C'92, Vic Ng, W'92, Kiki Li, EAS/W'92, Marina Sieh, C'92, Pete Weimann, EAS/W'92, and Hemi Tewarson, C'93. Kirsten and Scott live in the Washington, D.C. area. She is graduating from George Washington University Law School this May and will join the D.C. law firm of Crowell & Moring as an associate in the fall. "For the really bored and curious, a whole wedding photo 'album' can be viewed at www.partyshots.com!!!"
Dr. Eric Werwa, EAS'92, Columbus, Ohio, received his Ph.D. in electronic materials from MIT last August. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Otterbein College. He can be reached by e-mail at EWerwa@Otterbein.edu.
Chuck Chand, W'93, GFA'94, and Elizabeth Bauer Chand, C'94, GFA'95, Santa Ana, Calif., BauerChand@aol.com, announce the recent birth of their little girl, Alexandra Gita Chand, on December 5; she weighed in at 6lbs, 13oz., and was 19.5" long. Chuck is the manager of strategic and financial planning for the recreation division at Universal Studios. Elizabeth is busy being a mom and working part-time for a consulting firm focusing on government relations.
Gregg Donshik, C'93, email@example.com, is working in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as a writer, editor, photo editor, and talk-show host for CBS SportsLine's fantasy-sports department.
Natasha Kapoor, C'93, happily announces her marriage in May to Dr. Rajesh Sriraman, a New York City physician. Natasha is a fourth-year medical student in Brooklyn, N.Y., and will be pursuing a residency in pediatrics in July.
Jeremy Levin, C'93, has been working as an energy consultant in the Boston area, after having received his MS in technology and policy from MIT.
Irene Markman, C/W'93, will be completing her MSEd in psychological services at Penn's Graduate School of Education this summer. She will be moving to Boston this fall with her fiance while he attends Harvard Business School, and hopes to begin her Ph.D. in clinical psychology next fall.
James No, C'93, firstname.lastname@example.org, is currently a second-year MBA student at Wharton. After graduation, he will be joining the Seoul office of Bain & Company as a consultant. He is engaged to Jane Lee, a junior-high-school art teacher; they will be married in Los Angeles in June and then honeymoon in Kauai and Maui.
Zachary Phelps, C'93, will graduate from Jefferson Medical College this month, and, starting in June, will begin his residency training in emergency medicine at Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital. In March he became engaged to a graduate student also at Jefferson, and they plan to marry in November.
Niko Phillips-Dias, C'93, and Martin Dias, W'93, received a blessed addition to their lives with the birth of their first child, Miranda Simone Dias, on July 9.
Lisa Brichta, C'94, and Jonathan Tretler, C'93, WG'97, are engaged to be married in June 1999. Lisa is studying for her MBA at Wharton and for her MA in international studies at the Joseph Lauder Institute. Jon graduated with an MBA from Wharton in 1997 and is currently working as an associate director in corporate finance with SBC Warburg Dillon Read in New York.
Stacey Wolfe Chazin, C/W'94, and Marty Chazin, C'93, proudly announce the birth of their son, Joshua Craig, on February 28 (also his Dad's birthday). Stacey is a senior account executive with the public-relations firm of The Tierney Group in Philadelphia. Marty is an associate in the labor and employee relations department of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP. The family lives in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Stephen Ciccarella, W'94, will begin the MPA program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs this fall. Currently, he works in Washington, D.C., as the legislative assistant for tax and judiciary issues in the office of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen.
Julie C. DeFalco, C'94, e-mails that after three years as a policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (a Washington think tank), she started a new job in January as chief speechwriter for the president, chair, and vice-chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (also in Washington).
Dr. Manisha Juthani Mehta, C'94, and Raj Jatin Mehta, C'94, were married on August 9. Several Penn alumni attended the wedding and shared in their celebration, including: Cindy Codispoti, C'94, Iris Ysern-Gonzales, C'94, Sangeeta Nayak, W'94, Shiela Subramanian, C'94, Rebecca Press, C'94, Mika Rao, C'96, Harsha Krishnappa, W'94, Sai Devabhaktuni, W'93, Munish Puri, C/W'94, Jai Dhar Gupta, W'94, Shailesh Rao, W'93, Anubhav Goel, EAS/W'95, Mita Sanghavi Goel, C'94, Ahalya Nava, C'94, Veena Rau, EAS'94, Sangeeta Sahni, W'93, Jennifer Versacci, C'94, Kristen Gartland, W'93, Derek Johnson, C'93, Stephanie Whitzell, C'94, Allison Wolk, C'95, Camille Hylton, C'94, Anil Reddy, W'93, Rajiv Chand, W'93, Sapna Shah, W'95, Manish Mittal, W'94, and Vamil Divan, W'94. Manisha graduated from Cornell University Medical College this month (May) and will soon start a residency in internal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Raj has been working for The Body Shop for the past two years and will be completing his MBA at NYU-Stern Business School, starting this summer.
Erika Quitiquit, C'94, email@example.com, will marry Thomas Lang Jr., C/W'94, in Orlando, Fla., on June 20. Erica just started work as a program analyst with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, and Tommy is an associate with Bachow & Associates, a venture-capital firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Risa Rosenthal, C'94, e-mails that she and Michael Green, W'95, got engaged and are getting married next April. Risa graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in May last year and is working at Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles. Michael opened a securities trading firm in Santa Monica, and is also producing some independent films. "I'd love to hear from old friends and can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Marc A. Stanislawczyk, C'94, who received his J.D. from the Catholic University Law School, recently joined the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, as an associate in the government-contracts and -construction law section.
Emily Gold, C'95, GEd'96, email@example.com, e-mails that she is "living outside of D.C. and teaching near Annapolis. I'd love to hear from people."
Christopher Hsu, C'95, is at the University of Illinois in a dual degree MD/PhD program; the Ph.D. is in veterinary pathobiology. He is engaged to Elisabeth Preston and they will be married in May next year. Christopher attended the Emory School of Public Health where he met Elisabeth, and both graduated in May last year with MPH degrees; Elisabeth will be getting her MD/MDiv degrees soon.
Dominic Macrone, CGS'95, firstname.lastname@example.org, who graduated last year with a master's in industrial & labor relations from Cornell University, is a human resources associate at Johnson & Johnson's corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J. While in the graduate program, he interned with General Motors and General Mills. And he has been back to the Penn campus, representing J&J and to recruit at Wharton. He is engaged to Katherine McManus, with a September wedding planned.
Lieut. Michael Ray, C'95, recently was serving on the amphibious assault ship USS Guam, participating in Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf; he was in charge of the ship's propulsion plant. He writes that he hopes to return to the States in time for the wedding of Matt Keegan, C'95, in June, where he will celebrate with his former housemates from "4242."
Joy Mendoza, Nu'96, GNu'97, was a registered nurse in HUP's cardiothoracic surgical ICU before completing her master's in nursing administration in December. She has joined Ernst&Young's health-care consulting practice as a staff consultant at the beginning of March.
Marcy Schulder, C'97, is engaged to Andrew Barkan, W'97; the wedding is set for August 6, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Andrew is a first-year student at NYU law school and Marcy is a production assistant at NBC Sports.