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DAVID RASKIN, Mu'34, Van Nuys, Calif., adjunct professor of music at the University of Southern California, was appointed to the National Film Preservation Board; he was also re-elected to the board of ASCAP (the American Society of Authors, Composers & Publishers).
DR. ALBERT I. RUBENSTONE, C'40, retiring as head of pathology of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, which honored him by naming the new pathology suite there named the Albert I. Rubenstone Surgical Pathology Suite.
BARBARA WISCHAN MOXON, CW'42, GEd'43, Columbia, S.C., received a public-service achievement award from Common Cause, the lobby group, to honor those who "by the force of imagination, initiative, and perseverance have made an outstanding contribution to the public interest in the areas of government performance and integrity." She has been a member of Planned Parenthood, the S.C. Christian Action Council, and the League of Women Voters.
LOUIS E. LEOPOLD JR., W'43, Hollidaysburg, Pa., writes that since 1987, he and his wife, Anna, have been volunteers with the America's Industrial Heritage Project (of the U.S. Department of the Interior), and now being privatized as the Allegheny Heritage Development Corp. Their latest project is support of, and writing for, Westsylvania, a publication for the newly developing heritage-travel market in southwestern Pennsylvania.
DR. SLATER E. NEWMAN, W'47, Raleigh, N.C., has been re-elected to the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union.
ROBERT L. ELLER, W'49, Gettysburg, Pa., has retired after working for the past 20 years in overseas sales to the military in 25 countries. In 1996 he was awarded a military medal by President Boris Yeltsin of Russia. His daughter is NANCY J. ELLER, WG'83.
MARY DEPUTY BRUBAKER, Nu'52, GEd'56, Harrisonburg, Va., has been serving as archivist for "Old Grads" at Eastern Mennonite University since 1983.
ALAN SMITH, W'56, Huntington Valley, Pa., is the partner in charge of continuing professional education in the CPA firm of Shulman, Kurtz, Turer & Topaz.
BARRY L. DEUTSCH, W'60, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is head of a consultancy that provides market research and training and strategic planning. He was once president of the Bank Marketing Association, which later was one of his first clients, when he served as consulting editor to its magazine, Bank Marketing. He also advised Poland's second largest bank on how to adopt Western banking and marketing practices.
LLOYD J. LANDOW, Ar'61, Dix Hills, N.Y., is president of Landow and Landow Architects, an architectural, planning, and interior-design firm in Lake Success. His daughter, ROBIN LANDOW LEVITIN, GAr'92, and sons, MARC LANDOW, C'89, GAr'91, and GLEN LANDOW, GAr'96, all received their master's degrees in architecture from Penn and are also active members in the firm of Landow and Landow Architects.
WILLIAM N. HALL, C'62, retired from the Federal civil service, serving at the U.S. Air Force's Phillips Laboratory, to pursue real estate interests and the sport of fencing
SHELDON S. TOLL, C'62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., spoke at the 12th Annual Asbestos Litigation Conference in New Orleans in April. In his talk, he reviewed legal developments in several asbestos bankruptcy cases pending around the country. He is a partner of the Detroit law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn.
DR. FAYE NATANBLUT LAING, CW'64, professor of radiology at Harvard University, who serves on the staff of Brigham & Women's Hospital, is director there of resident education and training in her department. She specializes in diagnostic ultrasound.
DR. JOHN B. BROOKS, Gr'65, Oshkosh, Wis., emeritus professor of English at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, who retired from fulltime teaching in 1993, recently taught two courses in memoir writing and is now writing a book of life stories, ostensibly for his children and grandchildren, but it has "resolved plenty of things." He was quoted in the Oshkosh Northwestern last year that most write memoirs "for nostalgia, even if that longing for the past goes back only to the 1960s and 1970s. It's something a lot of people of all ages are interested in doing [but] most of the time, we're so busy working, we don't think of these things."
JOHN R. DOMAN, C'66, New York, N.Y., appeared as the governor of New York in Sidney Lumet's film, Night Falls on Manhattan, released last December. In January he opened on stage in Lyle Kessler's drama, Robbers, at the John Houseman Theater.
DR. JAMES G. KITCHEN III, M'68, Radnor, Pa., a cardiologist who serves as chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Lankenau Hospital, was elected governor for the State of Pennsylvania (Eastern) by the trustees of the American College of Cardiology.
ALLEN M. SOKAL, ChE'68, is one of three managing partners at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, "the largest law firm in Washington, D.C., and possibly the country, specializing in all areas of intellectual-property law." Besides managing the firm, Allen practices patent law, primarily trial and appellate litigation. His older daughter, MICHELLE SOKAL ARNETTE, graduated from the College in 1995, and his younger daughter, SHIRA SOKAL, graduates this year.
JOHN TEETER, C'68, Monterrey, Mexico, who is president and owner of three information-technology businesses in Monterrey and Laredo, Tex., writes that he is the grandfather of four children, and is writing essays and short stories in his spare time. He notes that he would love to hear from any classmates.
WILLIAM E. ENDELMAN, C'70, GAr'73, e-mails that after over 20 years in project-management and operations-management in the architecture and construction fields, he recently became an associate at the Freeland Group, a 50-person, management-consulting firm in Bellevue, Wash. Prior to this he was principal of Endelman + Associates, a consulting firm, but "became more interested in working in this multidisciplinary team environment of seasoned managers from many industries."
DAYTON DUNCAN, C'71, Walpole, N.H., recently received the Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians for The West, a PBS documentary series for which he was co-writer and consulting producer. His book, The West: An Illustrated History for Children (Little, Brown) received "The Wrangler" award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, as the best book for young readers in 1996. The New Yorker had earlier short-listed it for the best books of 1996 for children. He and Ken Burns will be releasing their documentary film on the Lewis and Clark expedition on PBS this fall.
DONNA BROKER EPSTEIN, CW'71, GEd'72, Havertown, Pa., an attorney, has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Jon C. Sirlin & Associates, where she will continue her real estate transactional practice. She was formerly with the firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley.
SUZANNE KOHN MODIGLIANI, C'71, e-mailed to announce the opening of her practice in geriatric-care management, "planning gentle and dignified care for the elderly and their families in the Boston area." She invites inquiries from out-of-town classmates who may have elderly relatives in and around the Boston area (e-mail at Sergio_Modigliani@ brookline.mec.edu). Suzanne has been a social worker since graduation (except for one year as a ski bum), and specializing in geriatrics for the last seven years.
JOHN BEATH, G'72, St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1992 was appointed professor of economics at the University of St. Andrews and head of its School of Economics and Management. Enjoying an odd round of golf at the historic St. Andrews golf course, he has also found time to build a house and run a small farm. He also produces The Review of Economic Studies, serves as national chair of all economics departments in Britain (until 1999), and sits on the executive board of the Royal Economic Society. Not least, he is in charge of the allocation of £40 million in research funds. He notes "this is not personal puff however," but puts it all down "to the outstanding graduate training" he got at Penn.
JEFFREY A. FRIED, C'72, GM'81, an orthopedic surgeon in Macon, Ga., is one of the new owners of the Macon Whoopee, a minor league pro hockey team. His oldest son, Stephen, was a freshman at Penn this year and a member of the debate team.
TERRENCE J. PRANSES, W'72, Hoboken, N.J., has re-named his company Pranses Research Services, to reflect its emphasis on providing custom market-research services.
DR. NICK SPITZER, C'72, who describes himself as a folklorist and public-radio commentator, writes that he spent 1995-96 as a resident scholar at the School of American Research in Sante Fe, N.M. He has also been appointed as Zemurray Professor of Folklore and Cultural Conservation at the University of New Orleans.
DR. KENNETH GROSSMAN, C'73, a dermatologist in private practice in Little Silver, N.J., was recently selected for inclusion in the 1997 Castle, Connolly Guide, How to Find the Best Doctors-New York Metro Area. He and his wife, Toby, soon to receive her master's in psychological counselling, also live in Little Silver with their children, Eric and Ilene.
JOE REGELE, C'73, G'74, New York City, and Elizabeth Krieger Regele, announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Marie, on April 28, 1996. Joe writes that the objectivity training he picked up studying history at Penn allows him to report that "Katie is the best baby ever."
DR. ARTHUR SEGAL, C'73, D'76, writes that he has sold his New Jersey dental practice and has retired to Hilton Head Island, S.C., with his wife, Ellen, and their two parrots. They divide their time between volunteer civic activities and collecting shells on the beach.
DAVID R. STRIP, C'73, Albuquerque, N.M., e-mails that after 18 years at Sandia National Laboratories, he has started a new position with Eastman Kodak. Along with two of his former staff at Sandia, he has started a new Manufacturing R&D office for Kodak in Albuquerque, specializing in the development of computer-based design tools for automation.
WENDY R. McCLURE, CW'74, associate professor of architecture at the University of Idaho, recently received an award for faculty excellence in teaching from that university's alumni association.
SAUL SANDERS, W'74, WG'75, who recently started a boutique investment bank called C-BASS (which specializes in the acquisition, servicing, and securitization of distressed mortgages), was named to the board of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, continuing a long affiliation with both this company as well as ballet and modern dance. He and his wife and three children continue to live in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
DR. AHMED A. AHMED, Gr'75, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, writes that after working in the University of Khartoum, in Sudan, from 1976 to 1984, where he helped start a business school, he was a financial adviser to the Kuwait Investment Authority. But "Saddam forced us out" and in 1991 he joined the faculty of the King Saud University and teaches international business there; he has written what he believes is the first Arabic text in that field. "Outside my office hangs the Business Week cover that proclaims my Wharton as the Best B-school in 1996."
DR. SUSAN B. DICKEY, Nu'75, GNu'80, GrN'92, Bensalem, Pa., associate professor of nursing at Temple University, married Jared Isaacs Jr. on January 4.
DR. CYNTHIA AARON GLASSMAN, Gr'75, Alexandria, Va., has joined the risk-management and regulatory consulting group of Ernst & Young.
JEFF HOOKE, W'76, WG'77, Chevy Chase, Md., has left his position with the World Bank to write another book and do financial consulting work.
RICHARD D. LANE, W'76, WG'81, has been promoted to executive vice president and COO of Reflection Technology, Inc. (which provides virtual-display and mobile-messaging equipment), having joined the company in 1994 as vice president of sales and marketing. He lives with his wife, Margaret, and their two sons, Adam (eight) and Eric (five), in Sudbury, Mass.
DR. GLENN ISAACSON, C'77, M'82, e-mails that he recently was promoted to the rank of professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Bronchoesophagology at Temple University School of Medicine.
DANIEL AKST, C'78, Los Angeles, was a nominee for the 1997 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel, St. Burl's Obituary, which was reviewed in the December Gazette; he received $5,000 for the nomination.
RICK DUNHAM, C/G'78, writes that he is the White House correspondent for Business Week magazine.
ROBERT FINKEL, C'78, and JACQUELINE PRINTZ, C'81, e-mail that they recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary. Robert is an attorney with Wolf Popper LLP in New York City, specializing in class-action securities litigation. Jackie has recently opened Greenbaum Rowe's Roseland, N.J. office; she specializes in matrimonial litigation. They "have three beautiful girls, ages four, three, and one [and] are disappointed that more alumni don't put personal notes in the Gazette and hope that the availability of e-mail will encourage more submissions."
JORDAN H. MINTZ, W'78, Houston, formerly a tax partner with the Houston law firm of Bracewell & Patterson LLP, is vice president, tax, for Enron Capital & Trade Resources. He and his wife, Lauren, have five children: Evan (10), Andrew (five), Nicky (three), and Emery (11 months).
SHELLEY HENDEL ZELSON, C'78, Larchmont, N.Y., and her husband, Steve Zelson, gave birth to their third child, a daughter, Lindsay Brooke Hendel Zelson, on January 3. Their other children are Richard (10) and Hilary (seven).
ELLEN ERWIN, C'79, British Virgin Islands, writes that she left her publishing career in Boston and is enjoying the adventures of expatriate life in the Caribbean. Along the way, she has worked as a chef on a yacht in St. Thomas, renovated a small hotel in St. Croix, and is currently working on the island of Virgin Gorda.
LEONARD A. BERNSTEIN, C/W'80, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a partner with the Princeton, N.J., and Philadelphia offices of the law firm Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, where he serves as chair of its consumer financial services group, and his wife, Ellan, welcomed daughter, Lisa Rubin Bernstein, on October 13, to join brother Mathew (seven), and Suzanne (two). In May, he became chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Banking Law Section.
DAN PAUL-HESKINS, C/W'80, has been named partner of Bozell Worldwide, Advertising; he has been a strategic planner at its New York City office since January last year. RANDI PAUL-HESKINS, CE'80, is a systems administrator with Casey & Keller, a civil engineering and survey company in Milburn, N.J.
CAROLE BERNSTEIN, C'81, and JOHN PRENDERGAST, C'80, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Edith Prendergast, on March 10.
SCOTT L. BOK, W'81, L'84, New York City, has joined Greenhill and Company, a firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, as managing director. He was previously a managing director in the mergers and acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley.
DAVID L. COHEN, L'81, Philadelphia, who recently resigned as chief of staff to Philadelphia Mayor ED RENDELL, C'65, has re-joined his old law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, again as a partner but now also as chair-elect. He had resigned in 1992 to head the mayor's executive staff, serving as his closest adviser, confidante, and problem-solver; he played an important coordinating role in tackling the city's budget and financial crisis in the early years of the administration, its subsequent fiscal recovery, and the longer-term economic development of the city and revival of its self-esteem and prestige. He is married to RHONDA RESNICK COHEN, L'80, also a partner at Ballard Spahr; they have two children, Benjamin (11), and Joshua (seven), and live in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. (Another Penn alumnus, GREGORY S. ROST, GPU'89, is the new chief of staff.)
DR. STEVE GOODMAN, C'81, e-mails that he now resides in Los Angeles where he is an assistant professor of basic sciences at the University of Southern California. In December, he was awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Dental Research to investigate the formation of dental plaque, and in January, received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how DNA architecture affects gene expression.
DR. KAREL KOVNAT, G'81, Gr'87, a psychologist in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and her husband, Dr. Lee Adler, report the birth of their second daughter, Rachel Jordan Kovnat Adler, on March 4, 1996. Her older sister, Sarah Alexis Kovnat Adler, was born on November 8, 1993. "Both girls are a joy and we are a very happy family."
DR. STEPHEN H. LIVINGSTON, C'81, and his wife, Sandra, have two children: Jordan (four) and Suzanne (two); he is currently practicing obstetrics/gynecology in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
DR. MARK BANASH, C'82, Hanover, Md., and his wife, Miriam, announce the birth of their first child, Alexander Martin Banash, on February 16. They relocated to the Baltimore area in early 1996 when he was the first senior chemist hired for the new-applications research department at Millennium Inorganic Chemicals. Since then he has continued his adjunct teaching in chemistry at a local college, spoken on various occasions on changes in college curricula (that are necessary to adequately prepare students for employment in industrial research), and received an award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry for volunteer work in equipment preservation and maintenance.
BOB GREENE, W'82, has been with Chase Capital Partners in New York City since 1994; Chase Capital is the private-equity arm of Chase Manhattan. He lives in Riverside, Conn., with his wife, Merritt, and their two daughters.
PAUL M. ILGENFRITZ, EE'82, reports that he left Hewlett-Packard Co. last June to join NeoMagic Corporation in Santa Clara, Calif., as a senior design engineer. NeoMagic designs multimedia accelerator ICs for mobile computers.
DR. DAVID H. BRADSTREET, Gr'83, has been teaching astronomy and physics at Eastern College for nearly 21 years. He e-mails that "We completed construction of a new $500,000, state-of-the-art observatory on campus in October 1996, which our board of directors named in my honor because of my fundraising and organizational efforts."
KIMBERLY KROEGER MILES, C'83, Washington, D.C., and her husband, Reid Richard Miles, announce the birth of their second daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, on December 23.
MICHELLE COHEN BRILL, C/GEd'84, and DR. DAVID R. BRILL, EAS'83, Cherry Hill, N.J., announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Golda, on March 2. Rachel joins her big brother, Aryeh Louis, who is now four years old. Michelle is a mathematics teacher at Maple Shade High School, and David, who received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Rutgers University last year, is an engineer with Galaxy Scientific Corporation in Egg Harbor.
DONNA M. COLE, C'84, Little Falls, N.J., recently had her first book, Liturgical Ministry: A Practical Guide to Spirituality, published by Resource Publications. This work was the culmination of several years spent presenting workshops, writing articles on liturgy, consulting for the Episcopal diocese of Newark, and coordinating liturgy for a local parish.
SARAH FELDMAN, C'84, New York City, e-mails that she is continuing to put the "broad" in public broadcasting. As national project director for WNET, public television in New York City, she manages a national teacher-training initiative, consults with stations nationwide, and develops content for a range of media. "In the years since graduation, I have worked as a bodybuilding trainer, a second grade teacher in Harlem and the South Bronx," and even did a stint at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She is also "a consultant for several online and multimedia agencies ... an avid runner, and an erstwhile flea marketer and collector of early 20th century popular culture."
JODI CASSILETH GREENSPAN, C'84, e-mails that she has two boys, Michael (six) and Robert (four), and in October had a baby girl, Rachel. She is currently VP of the Pollock Company, in Farmington, Conn. "I have been married to STEVEN M. GREENSPAN, C'82, for 12 years!"
LORRAINE SHEPPARD LINDHULT, C'84, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., writes that she is "currently raising two sons, Grant (six) and Kurt (two), with my husband, Eric, here in the Philly suburbs. I have formed a women's singing group, Phila Cappella, which is always open to new members! Alumnae can call me at (215) 657-5786, for more info."
WILLIAM MEMBERG, EE'84, a rehabilitation engineer at Case Western Reserve University, where he does research on using electrical stimulation of muscle to restore movement to paralyzed individuals, and his wife, Dr. Stacey Memberg (who is to start her pediatrics residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland this summer), announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Ryan Memberg, on February 25.
DAVID WEISS, C'84, Los Angeles, is a television writer who works on Dennis Miller Live. He and his wife, Joan Binder Weiss, co-wrote an episode of Grace Under Fire.
DR. THEODORE A. BAPTY, EE'85, Nashville, received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he is now a research assistant professor specializing in parallel-processing systems. He and his wife, CAROL ASHBROOK BAPTY, C'85, announce the birth of their third child, Zachary John Bapty, on December 24.
DR. MARCI KLEIN BENHEIM, C'85, and her husband, Alan, announce the birth of their son, Jacob "Coby" Samuel, in August 2. "He helps his two-year-old sister, Jaime Melissa, keep his parents awake around the clock." The family resides in Fairfax, Va.
CLIFF PORZENHEIM, W'85, and MICHAL CLEMENTS, W'84, WG'89, announce the birth of their second child, Mary Jane, on November 4. Cliff left the Boston Consulting Group to join GATX Corporation as its director of corporate development.
DR. ERIC SEAMAN, C'85, writes that he is now practicing male-reproductive medicine and surgery, as part of the Associates in Urology group, in West Orange, N.J.
LISA LICHTENSTEIN SHEVRIN, C'85, writes that she and her husband, Scott, are the parents of a second son, Matthew Noah, born on August 26, 1996. The family, which also includes their three-and-a-half year old, Jacob Daniel, lives in Port Washington, N.Y.
DR. HOWARD WEINER, C'85, is a pediatric neurosurgeon practicing in New York City and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center. He, his wife, Barbara, and their twins, Hannah and Noah, reside in Manhattan, though, currently, he is living in Paris, working in the laboratory of Nicole Le Douarin as the 1996 Van Wagenen Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
DR. JOHN BLACKBURN, EAS'86, Charleston, S.C., received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University in 1992. He was one of the officials at the 1996 Olympic Games, working as a clerk at the events. Aside from his fulltime job, he serves as meet director for the National Scholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
GINGER CRUNDEN-CRUZ, C'86, Barrigada, Guam, writes that she has taken a major turn in her career, going from news director and evening anchor for the CBS/NBC affiliate television and radio stations on Guam into the political scene: in April laat year, she was hired as the director of communications for the governor of Guam. She was featured on the cover of the Guam magazine, Latte, this March regarding her work in the media and as the governor's spokesperson.
LAWRENCE ISRAELOFF, W'86, is practicing tax law with the Mineola, N.Y., law firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, Wolf & Schlissel. Last September, his wife, Cheryl, gave birth to their second daughter, Martine Jenna, who joins three-year-old sister, Risa Michelle, in their Merrick household.
ELIZABETH REED, C'86, G'87, who is completing her first year as the assistant athletic director at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, officiated at the 1996 Olympic Games, with the high jump and pole vault. She is "adjusting well to life in California."
WAYNE CARROLL, W'87, is presently pursuing a ten-month fellowship in German law, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service. Through the Juristenprogramm, he will spend three months at the University of TÜbingen, five months with the Federal Ministry of Justice in DÜsseldorf, and three months working for a private law firm. He also hopes this year to be admitted as a solicitor in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.
DR. HENRY (Rick) D'ANGELO, C'87, and M. CHRISTINE TARMINA-D'ANGELO, Nu'88, report that they are living in Medfield, Mass. Rick is a family practitioner in Walpole; Chris will be finishing the master's program in nursing at Boston College. They report that they have two beautiful girls, Sarah (five) and Emily (three). Feel free to e-mail them at email@example.com
CAROLYN GIDEON, W'87, a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Harvard University, and her husband, Mark Friedman, announce the birth of Elise Ettel on July 21.
DR. DAVID MARGULIS, D'87, is a co-founder of the "pioneering Jewish rock band", Evën Sh'siyah, which has released its debut album, ... through your gates, Jerusalem." He and his wife, STACI MARGULIS, C'87, live in Chicago with their children, Avital, Shoshana, Akiva, and Ayelet.
CHERYL MOLIKEN MARKEN, C'87, lives in Miami, where she is a contract attorney with Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, and an affordable-housing manager with Miami-Dade Neighborhood Housing Services. She was married, in December, to Scot Marmorstein, executive director of Hands On Miami, the primary source for volunteers in Miami. "We have combined our last names and are now legally, Cheryl and Scot Marken."
KATHERINE SMITH WARE, C'87, and STEPHEN WARE, C'87, are the proud parents of their first child, Adam Jordan Ware, born on March 11, 1996. They live in Birmingham, Ala., where Katherine is currently a fulltime mother and Stephen is an associate professor of law at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
LUCI STALLER ALTMAN, C'88, New York City, a corporate and securities attorney at the New York office of Brobeck, Phleger, & Harrison LLP, and her husband, Stuart Altman, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, announced the birth of their son, Henry Morgan, on August 5.
DR. MICHAEL D. BERNOT, C'88, North Hills, N.Y., and his wife, Randye, celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in November and their son's (Matthew Jared) birthday in October. Michael is finishing up as chief resident in psychology at Hillside Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and will begin a fellowship in emergency psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center in July.
ALICE HUFFMAN BIRCH, C/W'88, Coppell, Tex., and her husband, Hugh, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Camille Isabella, on October 23.
FRANCES CHILDS, C'88, Oceanside, Calif., who received a M.A. in sports and recreation administration from Temple University in 1993 and was the assistant athletic director at Dartmouth College 1994-96, is the associate director for health and fitness at the Presidio YMCA in San Francisco. She was one of the officials-in fact, the youngest official-at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, supervising the long jump and triple jump, and there with two other Penn alumni, DR. JOHN BLACKBURN, EAS'86, and ELIZABETH REED, C'86, G'87. She writes "I am still running and will compete in the Bay to Breakers [last month]. I am also attempting to learn how to pole vault."
WILLIAM FITZMAURICE, C'88, Maplewood, N.J., e-mails that he is an options trader at the New York Commodities Exchange where he has been working since 1989. He and his wife, Kelly, were married in May 1994. They recently had their first child, a girl, on January 16: her name is Octavia-Helena Douglas Fitzmaurice. She is also welcomed by uncles PAUL FITZMAURICE, C'74, and FRANK FITZMAURICE, C'70; and by grandparents Marie and ROBERT FITZMAURICE, CE'34.
MARK HIRSCH, W'88, Rochelle Park, N.J., the film producer whose feature film, Amongst Friends, was accepted for the Sundance Film Festival, and who was executive director of Writers Boot Camp (a screenwriting school that operates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City), recently returned to the East Coast and founded Site Effects, a website development company. The first site, "Greek Zone," is up and running; it is "dedicated to the fraternity and sorority community," delivering daily news, feature stories, and a 24-hour marketplace.
DR. JEFFREY A. LIVINGSTON, C'88, who graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1993, has nearly completed his fourth of six years of residency training in otolaryngology and head & neck surgery at the Jackson Memorial Hospital there. He was recently engaged to Michele B. Kates, a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Jackson. CRAIG RICHMAN, C'90, "is also in my training program here at UM; since there are only 12 residents in ENT, I guess we are 16.6% Quaker." He adds: "My Speakman roommate, BOB BERGMANN, W'88, and his wife, NANCY COWEN BERGMANN, C89, recently gave birth to a baby girl, Kaleigh, and we are all really excited for them."
JULIA NULL SMITH, C'88, and her husband, Evan Smith, announce the birth of their first daughter, Carson Elizabeth Smith, on January 15, in Austin. Julia is currently the director of the Texas Multimedia Program in the Office of the Governor.
STEWART FISHER C'89, received his MBA from Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management last year and took a job that August as a product manager for Hewlett-Packard's business LaserJet division, focusing on the emerging markets of North Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Stu is living in Boise, Idaho, "where the mountain-biking is great in the summer and the snowboarding (in Sun Valley) is even better in the winter." He has even managed to find a lacrosse team way out there. Stu can be contacted by e-mailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERT A. LEVENE, EAS'89, and his wife, Toni, announce the birth of their son, David Ilan, on February 4; he joins his big sister, Rena Devora, at their home in Baltimore. Robert recently joined the Systems Engineering Group in Columbia, Md., and Toni is a critical nurse specialist in pediatrics and teaches special education.
MICHAEL F. PRITCHARD, CGS'89, Hamden, Conn., a sales associate with Theis Precision Steel Corporation-USA, married Olivia Hallman, June 8, last year, in New York City. He became the legal descendent of the title, Lord of Brighstone (a village on the Isle of Wight, in England), in 1995.
GREGORY S. ROST, GPU'89, formerly deputy mayor for policy and planning, was promoted by Philadelphia Mayor ED RENDELL, C'65, to chief of staff, the No. 2 position in the city government. He lives in the Chestnut Hill section of the city, with his wife, Marci Feldman Rost, and their eight-month-old daughter, Hayley.
DR. TAMARA LEFCOURT RUBY, C/G'89, Gr'96, married SHAWN MICHAEL RUBY, C'94, GEng'96, on June 11, 1995. She completed her doctorate in mathematics in May 1996, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas in Austin. Shawn completed his master's in structural biology and molecular biophysics at the University last December, and is currently working as an applications engineer for Cadence Design Systems, Inc., in Austin. They had a baby girl, ELIANA LEFCOURT RUBY, "C'2019," on February 26.
LISA SMITH, C'89, and DR. ALAN SALZBERG, W'88, WG'92, Gr'95, are living on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Lisa is an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission and Alan is a statistician in the economic consulting services division of KPMG Peat Marwick. Lisa and Alan were married in 1991.
ERIC N. COFFEY, C'90, Marietta, Ga., e-mails that he has enrolled in a master of science program in public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; email@example.com is his e-mail address.
MICHAEL FEIN, W '90, has recently been named director of capital management at Brown Simpson, LLC, the New York-based fund-management and advisory firm, specializing in small-cap investments. He can be reached via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVID S. HUNT, C'90, GFA'91, is transportation administrator for the City of Wilmington. For the three years prior to that he served as the transportation planner for the Chicago Area Transportation Study and received professional certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners. On May 11 last year, he married Gladys G. Rodriguez of Chicago; she is pursuing a degree in graphic design at Drexel University. They live in Wilmington, Del.
ROBIN ROTHSTEIN, C'90, New York City, had her play, On Deaf Ears, produced Off-Broadway at the Kaufman Theatre in December and January. She was described as a promising playwright in a review in The New York Times. She is also a writer and performer with the sketch comedy group, Kinda Personal, a project of New Georges, an Obie Award-winning women's theater company.
DR. SUSAN M. YSTUETA, C'90, Boston, e-mailed that after graduation, she went to medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a third-year resident in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Recently, she was a bridesmaid in the wedding of SANDY SHANBRON, C'92, and David Sloan, in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 5.
ROSA AMARAL RYAN, C'91, Philadelphia, is an attorney with Bernstein, Silver & Agins, a personal-injury law firm.
LiRON ANDERSON-BELL, C'91, a management associate with MTV Networks, married Glenn E. Bell, who is in marketing with Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster, on September 21 in New York on a beautiful sunny morning. They live in Hackensack, N.J. "The wedding was a great Penn reunion," attended by the following alums: STEPHANIE R. MCNEAL, W'91 (who sang during the ceremony), ISVARA M. A. WILSON, W'91 (maid of honor), DAWN N. JOHNSON, C'92 (bridesmaid), JONATHAN D. ESSOKA, EAS'91 (groomsman), LISA M. JOHNSON, C'90, LEA NORA J. PATTERSON, C'90, JASON A. HENDERSON, EAS'90, MELODY R. GUY, C'91, ANGELIQUE C. TREMBLE, C'91, DEBRAH SMITH, C'91, KATHRYN A. WILLIAMS-HERNANDEZ, C'91, YAHNE M. MIGNOTT, EAS'91, FRANKLYN A. ARTHUR, C'91, OMEGA L. PLASE, C'91, FABIENNE CLERMONT, C'92, STEPHANIE ROBERSON, C'92, HEATHER GREGG, C'92, STEPHANIE COLLINS, W'92, LAUREN PHILLIPS, C'93, SABRINA PHILSON-SKALSKI, C'94.
DEBORAH KAPLAN FALKOW, C'91, e-mails that she and HOWARD FALKOW, W'89, welcomed their first child, Peter Jordan, on July 14, 1996. "Parenthood is wonderful, and has become my new full-time job!!"
AILEEN HUANG, EAS'91, e-mails that she and RICK SAAD, C'91, were married on July 20. They live in San Antonio.
LAURA LAZARUS, C'91, an attorney for the state and local-tax consulting group of Ernst and Young LLP, is engaged to be married to SAUL GOLDSTEIN, G'96, WG'96, an investment trader for Cargill Financial Services Corp. They live in Minneapolis and are planning an April 1998 wedding back in Philadelphia.
DARREN ROSENBLUM, C'91, L'95, is currently clerking for U. S. District Judge Jose Antonio Fuste in San Juan, P.R.
ALYSSA G. SEPINWALL, C'91, and STEVEN H. GOLDSTEIN, W'91, San Francisco, were married on August 18, in Hillsborough, Calif. Steve received his MBA from Stanford University last May and was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar; he now works at Bain and Co. as a consultant. Alyssa is completing her Ph.D. in European history at Stanford and received a Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.
JASON COLE, W'92, e-mails that he has taken a position as a project manager with Cambridge Interactive, an Internet-consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass.
STEVE JOBE, C'92, and KATY BRANDT, C'91, were married on May 18, 1996, and live in Nashville.
CARLA MAYO MEELL, C'92, Harleysville, Pa., and her husband, Timothy Meell, announce the birth of their first child, Stephanie Nicole, on April 3, 1996.
SHEILA ROSSELL, Nu'92, graduated with a Master of Science degree this past December from Emory University. She loves the South and is currently looking for a position as a family nurse practitioner in the Atlanta area.
LT. CHRISTINA MICHELE COX, C'93, completed three years as a U.S. Army signal officer in June last year after serving in Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, and Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. She is currently a medical student at the Medical College of Virginia.
MARA TURBINER FELDER, C'93, was married to ALAN FELDER, W'93, in Newport, R.I. on September 8.
PAMELA GREBOW, C'93, writes that she is an AmeriCorps member, serving in the Appalachian mountains of western Maryland.
SAMANTHA POZNER HICKMAN, C'93, and ANDREW HICKMAN, W'93, Philadelphia, announce the birth of their daughter, Tabatha Daphne Hickman, on March 5. She was born at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which Samantha is graduating this month.
TERESA MARIE PEARSON, C'93, Roosevelt Island, N.Y., married Matthew Frederick Andresen on August 10, in St. Paul, Minn. Matt is the son of DR. JEFFRY ANDRESEN, M'64, and JULIE McCLINTOCK ANDRESEN, C'63. Teri is in her final year of law school at New York University and has accepted a position with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for this fall.
JENNIFER STROM, C'93, e-mails that she is completing her MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management this month. Following graduation, she will be consulting for A.T. Kearney, Inc., in Chicago.
DR. MEREDITH (Merry) WELTNER, C'93, V'97, Philadelphia, has accepted a surgical internship in Newark, Del. She and her three dogs will relocate there in June.
JESSICA ZIRKEL, C'93, e-mails that she is currently pursuing a doctorate in instructional media and technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. As part of her studies, she is designing World Wide Web-based educational materials for New York City's public-television channel, Thirteen/WNET. Her e-mail address is email@example.com
STEPHEN M. CICCARELLA JR., W'94, Washington, D.C., was recently promoted to legislative assistant in the office of Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen.
JAMES M. KATIN, C'94, Lynn, Mass., a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serves on USS Champion, one of the Navy's mine-countermeasure ships.
GEORGE CHANG, C'95, and REBEKAH J. HONG, C'94, were married in May last year. Becky is in her first year of med school at Allegheny University. George is working for the data-management and biostatistics group at SCIREX Corp., a pharmaceutical contract-research organization which manages clinical trials. They live in Lansdowne, Pa.
JULIA GUSAKOVA, C'95, and JEFFREY M. GREENSPAN, C'94, Clarks Summit, Pa., were engaged on January 1. Julia is a junior account executive at Emmerling Post Gordon, a public relations firm in Manhattan, and Jeffrey is a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting in Philadelphia.
CINDY HORESH, C'96, currently a first-year student at Columbia University Law School, e-mails that she and EDWARD SCHNITZER, C'94, were married on June 30 of last year, in Atlanta. He is currently a third-year law student at Columbia, and this September, will become an assistant district attorney for Bronx County, New York.
SUSAN MARKOWITZ, C'96, was appointed as public relations associate for Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, where she promotes the 15th World Maccabiah Games.
MATTHEW S. ROBINSON, C'96, writes that he is living in Cambridge, Mass., and working as a corporate case assistant at Goowin, Proctor & Hoar. He also writes features and music reviews for the Northeast Performer. He serves on the steering committee of Penn's Center for Judaic Studies and is involved with the Boston alumni club. And he is a member of Young Leadership for Facing History and Ourselves Foundation, Inc., and participates in the local Jewish Big Brother program.