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1930s

Bernard Frank L’38, an attorney in Allentown, Pa., in March received the Wallenberg Tribute Award from the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding of Muhlenberg College. He had received an honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg in 1987, and its alumni-achievement award in 1988. This month he will be named a fellow of the administrative-law and regulatory-practice section of the ABA; he had served as chair of the ABA and of the Federal Bar Association. A past president of the International Bar Association’s institute and chair of its ombudsman committee, he has received awards from the U.S. Ombudsman Association and the International Ombudsman Institute. In 1980 he received the Swedish Order of the North Star “for his services to the ombudsman concept”; ombudsmen began in Sweden in 1809.

1940s

Margaret Black Warres PSW’44, a past president of the Child Study Association of Maryland, was honored early last year as one of its distinguished members, for her work over the decades with the association and many other agencies. She was also honored by the Baltimore Central Scholarship Bureau, where she was executive director from 1952 to 1988. And she was included in the millennium edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women. Margie and her husband, Dr. H. Leonard Warres, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June last year.

Josephine Arader Hueber CW’47 in April received the Angell Medal from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for her distinguished service as a Museum supporter, most recently organizing the “44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom” exhibition.

Dr. Slater E. Newman W’47, professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, has been elected to the national advisory council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Alice Lee Chun Ed’48 writes “You are never too young or is it you’re never too old to start a new career? At age 75 I am concluding my second year in show biz. It has been exciting.” A few of her appearances: with the Backstreet Boys in a TV commercial for Sears; in a January episode of Third Watch (NBC); as an extra in the Mary Tyler Moore TV-film reuniting her character and Valerie Harper’s Rhoda from the 1970s television show; as a Japanese tourist with Demi Moore in the film Passion of Mind, and as a mother with her daughter in New York’s Chinatown for a PeoplePC print ad. “To my peers: join me in this exciting new field for the elderly.”

Dr. Henry N. Michael CCC’48 Gr’54, a long-time senior fellow in the Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology and a pioneer in the field of dendrochronology, in April received the Director’s Award from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for his exceptional volunteer work.

Bernard J. Taylor W’49, West Chester, Pa., former chair and chief executive officer of the Wilmington Trust Co., was inducted late last year into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Head from 1979 to 1992 of the state’s largest bank, he directed its entry into commercial banking there, where it now controls half the market, and has become a leading provider of holding-company services. He was quoted that he is most proud of the financial record Wilmington Trust achieved during his tenure: generating an average 25-percent earnings growth each year as profits rose from $3.5 million to $72.8 million, and with the stock price rising from $1.75 to $29. The Hall of Fame is on permanent display in the historic Hagley Museum in suburban Wilmington.

1950s

Dr. Frederick B. Cohen G’50, an oncologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and former director of its Flo Okin Oncology Center, was honored at the center’s gala in May. He also serves as chair of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.

Donald Parker W’50, a retired high-school social studies teacher who was a founding member of the New York Civil Liberties Union of Nassau County and co-founder of the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, received a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award last November for his “nearly 40 years indefatigable dedication to free speech.” He wrote the school texts Civil Liberties and the Law (1965) and Civil Liberties Today (1974), as well as creating exhibits displayed in schools, public libraries, colleges and university libraries throughout the country.

Carl Di Stefano W’50 moved to California soon after graduation, and “enjoyed a very successful 43-year career with Allstate Insurance Co.; just retired Jan. 1.” He has two children and three grandchildren. “Love traveling, gardening and enjoying the good life.”

Melvin Westley ChE’50 met Hannah Cook Westley CW’52 at an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party; they were married Oct. 22, 1950. Throughout this year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary with friends and family across the country.

Dr. George B. Kauffman C’51 in March received the American Chemical Society’s Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution. Now retired as emeritus professor of chemistry at California State University at Fresno, he was recognized for his “43 years of guiding students to think and act imaginatively and independently.” As a professor at a primarily undergraduate university, he listed the students who helped him conduct research as co-authors on 152 published articles. Dr. Kauffman remembered, “When I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, my teaching assistant, Lou Baker, allowed me to work in his lab; I guess I decided to repay the debt.”

Fred N. Kronfeld W’51 retired in 1994, and now spends winters in Naples, Fla., and summers in Alpine, N.J. “My sons are running my former company, Sprite Industries; both are married and Zelda and I enjoy our three granddaughters and one grandson.”

Jim Delehanty C’52 writes that his daughter, Patty Delehanty, has just completed her second season as coach of the Blackbirds, the Long Island University’s women’s basketball team. Their home is the Schwartz Athletic Center in Brooklyn, once more famously known as the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, a glittering showcase for the stars from 1928 to 1962. Nowadays visiting teams playing in the gymnasium gaze upward at the beauty of the artwork.

Jeanne Korns Clark Nu’53, a retired nurse who lives in Old Lyme, Conn., in February volunteered with Global Volunteers, teaching English and other subjects at a school in northern India.

Harris Ominsky W’53 L’56, a partner in the real-estate department of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, led a workshop at an ABA section meeting in March on “Tenants’ Options: Using Them and Losing Them.” He also spoke at a meeting of the Delaware County Apartment Owners Association in late April.

Robert Goldman C’54, the national collegiate foil champion in his senior year, was inducted into the University of Pennsylvania Fencing Hall of Fame in April.

Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, professor and chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, received its medical-alumni-association recognition award from its Class of 1999 last year. He also recently gave a number of lectures and addresses throughout the country and in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain and Germany.

David Fuchs W’56 and his wife, Mona, have retired to The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, Ga. Their older son, Graham Fuchs C’93, majored in communications at Penn.

Alan Siegel W’56 is a partner in the New York law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P. and serves on the boards of Thor Industries, Inc., The Wet Seal, Inc., and Ermenegildo Zegna Corp. “Sandy and I live in Manhattan and Woodstock, N.Y. Our sons (and our grandson) live in California, where we spend as much time as possible.”

Lee Zeidman Mu’56 owns the Everglades Literary Agency, representing authors who write “books for healthful living.” She lives in Pompano Beach, Fla., with her husband, Dr Herman M. Zeidman, author of Conquer Stress: Staying Sane in an Insane World. For the past 15 years, Lee has interviewed students who live in South Florida for Penn’s Secondary Schools Committee.

Lynn Sandler Hubschman CW’57 SW’64 is a marriage and family counselor and had served as director of social work at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She recently published Transsexuals: Life From Both Sides, based on her counseling experience of more than 25 years with transgendered clients and their families, and currently is working on a similar documentary video. Earlier she had published Hospital Social Work Practice.

Alan H. Molod W’58, Elkins Park, Pa., a senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, was honored at the May ball of the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, which has the “mission to serve the area’s youth, elderly and needy.” He has been active in the organization for more than 20 years.

William H. Hansell Jr. W’59 WG’72, executive director of the International City/County Management Association, based in Washington, received the Donald Stone Practitioner Award from the American Society for Public Administration in April.

Prof. Robert M. Skaler Ar’59, forensic architect and past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Victorian Society, was the keynote speaker at the opening reception of the annual national meeting of The Victorian Society in America, held in Philadelphia in May. His article on using old postcards as historic documentation appears in the July-August issue of The Old House Journal.

Charles K. Williams C’59, known professionally as C. K. Williams, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his latest book of poetry, Repair, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

1960s

Barbara Price Shamir CW’61 is married to Shimon and has been living in Israel since 1969. “I have four sons and 10 grandchildren (so far). I retired from running the travel agency of the Youth Hostels Association of Israel, and am working on travel through the Internet. I will be delighted to hear from anyone at <shamir40@netvision.net.il>.”

Dr. Augustus M. Filbert Gr’62, retired director of technical services at Corning, Inc., and now a private consultant, was appointed chair of the council of Alfred State College, part of SUNY College of Technology.

Dr. Howard S. Pitkow C’62 G’63, professor of physiology at the Temple University School of Medicine and president-elect of the National Association of Academies of Science, co-edited Ethics in America, writing its introduction and preface. His Web site is (geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/3189).

Sheldon S. Toll C’62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a partner in the Detroit law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, spoke at the Asbestos Litigation 2000 Conference in May. He represented the Asbestos Health Claimants Committee (1991-97) in the Celotex bankruptcy case in Tampa, Fla.; the company’s re-organization was one of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 cases ever filed, with a $1 billion trust fund established to pay the asbestos victims.

Lee Copeland GAr’63 GCP’63 GFA’63, the Daley Professor Emeritus of Architecture and City Planning, has been a principal for the past six years in the Seattle firm of Weinstein Copeland, Architects. In May he received the AIA Seattle Medal for a “distinguished lifetime achievement in architecture, including design and professional practice, and service to the profession, the community, education and the arts.”

Joan L. Sandler Forman CW’63 Ed’68 has very much enjoyed herself since she retired from teaching in the Philadelphia school system in June last year. She works part-time and is trying to figure out what she wants to do now that she has “obviously ‘grown up.’” She would be happy to hear from friends via e-mail at <jlfor@erols.com>.

Beryl Lieff Benderly CW’64 G’64 received the June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Journalism in the magazine category at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Andrew Epstein C’64 L’67 has joined the West Orange, N.J., law firm of Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis & Pettigrow, P.A., as a litigation partner. He is married to Myra Wiener Epstein CW’66.

Dr. J. A. Leo Lemay Gr’64, the H. F. du Pont Winterthur Professor of English Literature at the University of Delaware, last December was named Honored Scholar of Early American Literature by the Modern Language Association. He is writing what the MLA describes as “the definitive biography” of Benjamin Franklin. A seven-volume work, it is based on his Web site, Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History (www.english.udel.edu/lemay/franklin/).

Hyman Myers Ar’64 GAr’65, principal, chief preservation architect and director of historic-preservation programs at the Philadelphia firm of Vitetta Architects and Engineers, received this year’s History and Heritage Award from the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He and his wife, Sandra Kittner Myers CW’63, live in Merion, Pa.

John Henry Alvarez Correa W’65 and Jeanette Alvarez Correa CW’66 write of the wedding of their daughter, Susan Rachelle Alvarez Correa W’92, to Jos╚ Mauricio Silva Aguilar at the Mikv╚ Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Willemstad, Cura┴ao, on March 25. Also attending were Susan’s brother, David Alvarez Correa W’96, and Ali Shapiro C’91 WG’97, Jacqueline Reses W’92, Henry van der Kwast W’72 and Patricia Woldow van der Kwast CW’72, Dr. Elizabeth Roistacher CW’66 Gr’72, Carol Paige Brossman CW’66 and Larry Brossman W’55, Ed Resovsky C’65 and J. Jeffrey Sacco C’65.

Robert S. Blank L’65 is co-chair and co-CEO of Whitney Communications Co., an owner and operator of newspapers and cable-television systems, and senior partner of Whitcom Partners in New York. In January he was appointed to a five-year term as an alumni trustee of the University.

Myra Wiener Epstein CW’66 is director of international student services and assistant registrar at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J. She is married to Andrew Epstein C’64 L’67.

Jill Levy Targer SAMP’66 Santa Maria, Calif., invites alumni to visit her interactive artist’s Web site (www.jilltarger.com), as well as (www.winetours101.com), her company serving California’s central-coast wineries. She can be e-mailed at <winetours101@aol.com>.

Kathleen Hill Zichy CW’66 WG’71, senior vice president for corporate development at the NYU Downtown Hospital, announces the engagement of her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Zichy, a certified transplant coordinator for the New York Organ Donor Network, to Michael A. Kelly, an assistant stock trader with Letco Specialists; a September wedding is planned.

Thomas R. Bond CGS’67, Philadelphia, director of the workers’ compensation group in the regional defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Coggin, was recently elected a member of the Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel. In March he spoke on CLE II to the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

Paul C. Williams W’67 directs the exchange-traded funds and global-market development group at John Nuveen & Co., Inc., in Chicago; he is responsible for product management of the company’s $30 billion exchange-traded fund complex and new-product development. Having served as an overseer of the School of Arts and Sciences since 1994, in January he was appointed an alumni trustee of the University.

Dr. Sheldon L. Gerstenfeld V’68 recently published his eighth book, The ASPCA Complete Guide To Dogs (Chronicle Books). He was also cited by Philadelphia magazine (February) as being one of the “23 Great Vets” in the Delaware Valley.

Lawrence C. Nussdorf W’68 is president of Clark Enterprises, Inc., and vice president and treasurer of its subsidiary, The Clark Construction Group, Inc., the nation’s largest privately-owned building contractor. In January he was appointed an alumni trustee of the University.

Adrian L. DiLuzio C’69 L’72 and his wife, Kim, “greeted the arrival of our sixth child, Jamie, on Dec. 2. He joins Zachary (eight), Rachel (seven), Jeremy (six), Jesse (three) and Rebecca (two). With reference to me and not Kim, who is a mere 36 years of age, I suppose one can refer to this as a late start. On the other hand, it’s beginning to look like a late finish as well.”

Dr. William R. Ferris Jr. Gr’69, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, spoke at the spring convocation of Davidson College in North Carolina; he is also a 1964 graduate of that college.

Dr. David “Murph” Henkel C’69 G’69 <cymro@unm.edu> next month becomes director of the community and regional planning program at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. The program offers graduate degrees in planning, and several dual degrees with Latin American studies, public administration, public health, and soon an undergraduate degree in environmental design.

Marc B. Lasky C’69 has become resident partner in the energy, utility and infrastructure group of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, in its recently opened office in Morristown, N.J.

Karen J Orlin CW’69, Coral Gables, Fla., has been of counsel to the law firm of Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A., since mid-October; based in its downtown Miami office, she specializes in general corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial-finance matters. “I am proud to report that, within my law firm, all ethnic, racial and religious groups enjoy a collegial, cooperative and professional environment, regardless what may occur from time to time a few blocks from our office building.” Karen currently serves on the professional-ethics committee and the corporations and securities committee of the Florida Bar. Her daughter received a B.A., with a major in architecture and minors in anthropology and ballet, in May, and plans to work in New York, Washington or Chicago before applying to graduate school: “any of these cities will be exciting places for me to visit her, although I currently plan to reside in South Florida indefinitely (I enjoyed visiting her in Florence during summer 1999, where she attended summer school). My ‘empty nester’ goals include learning to play the piano, increased bicycle riding, pursuing my auctioneering avocation, enjoying more theatre and dance performances, traveling, and writing non-technical material for publication. Although I enjoyed our 30th Class Reunion, I do not currently plan to return to the Northeast before our 35th Reunion, otherwise than for business (I am a member of the New York Bar) or visits to my daughter and other family. I hope to entertain my classmates when they travel to South Florida.”

1970s

John H. McKoy GCP’70 in April was appointed president and chief executive officer of DC Agenda, a community-assistance organization whose purpose is “to strengthen civic life and improve local government functions in Washington.” Skip joined the agency in 1997 and was soon appointed its executive vice president.

Bernard Schenkler C’70 <Bernietheattorney@prodigy.net> has become of counsel to Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A., in Roseland, N.J., where he practices commercial litigation. He also recently became a black belt in Isshyn Ryu karate.

Toni Schmiegelow CW’70 e-mails that “our classmate, Linda Cheatham CW’70, is a candidate for the school board in Alexandria, Va.”

Robert R. Tarter Jr. W’70 has been appointed executive vice president and a member of the executive operating group of State Street Corporation in Boston, a servicer of investment assets for institutional investors. He is responsible for the global performance and analytics business; previously he was senior vice president and director of sales and marketing in the institutional-investor services division. Robert and his wife, June, live in Dover, a suburb of Boston.

Gary S. Young C’70 is a law partner in the firm of Mandelbaum, Salsburg in West Orange, N.J. His wife, Wendy, is a hearing officer with the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission. Of their children, Rebecca is in her first year at Seton Hall Law School, Jonathan is a junior at the College of William & Mary and William will be a College freshman at Penn this fall.

Sam Kauffmann C’72, was promoted to associate professor of film at Boston University, where he teaches courses in film production and film editing. His book on the editing system used to cut nearly all feature films and network television shows, Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, was recently published by Focal Press.

Deborah Forbes Lindell GNu’72, an instructor in community-health nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western University, is assisting a project of faculty and students from both CWR and the University of Virginia to provide nursing services and health education in a Mexican village, 20 miles from Mexico City.

David Tulowitzki C’72, district attorney for Cambria County, Pa., received a distinguished-service award from the alumni association of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Lawrence R. Beaber Gr’73 <lbeaber@ets.org>, history assessment specialist with the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., was awarded a Freeman fellowship by the China Institute in New York to participate in a two-week series of workshops and historical-site visits conducted by Chinese historians at universities in Beijing, Chengdu and Xi’an; this is for his work preparing for the new College Board Advanced Placement world-history course and examination, to be offered for the first time in 2001-2. Employed by ETS since 1970, he also works with the committees of historians who create the AP European history course and examination, and the SAT II World History Test. His spouse, Patricia Vasel Beaber G’67 <beaber@tcnj.edu>, is head reference librarian at the College of New Jersey in Ewing.

Robert B. Drumheller C’73 <rdrumhe@aol.com> recently left the old Mobil Corporation after 24 years and has joined the federal Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as vice president for finance. He lives in Potomac, Md., with his wife, Debra, and two children, Byron and Chelsea. “Byron is finishing 10th grade, and we are hoping he will become the third generation in the family to attend the University of Pennsylvania.”

Lawrence Finkelstein W’73 L’76 <clydehme@op.net>, a partner and co-chair of the tax and fiduciary department of the Philadelphia law firm Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, was recently honored as man-of-the-year by the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Currently he is chair of the chapter, having served as president for four years. “I am the father of Andrew Finkelstein W’02. My wife, Barbara, and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in August.”

Dr. Joseph M. Furman C/EE’73 M’77 Gr’79, a member of the otolaryngology department at the University of Pittsburgh, co-wrote an article on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo that was published last November in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Stanley A. Glassman C’73 <glass524@aol.com> was proud to attend this year’s Commencement, as his son, Mark Glassman, joined the family ranks of alumni with his graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Jack M. Gorman C’73 and Dr. Lauren Kantor Gorman CW’73 are proud that the oldest of their two daughters, Rachel, received early-decision acceptance and will be a freshman at Penn this fall. Jack is now the Lieber Professor and vice-chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center for Schizophrenia Research there. Lauren maintains a private psychiatric practice in New York. Another daughter, Sara, is a freshman at the Horace Mann School.

Roger Marks C/W’73 has been appointed president of the international division of H2O Plus, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer and retailer of skincare, bath and body products, and cosmetics. He also assumes the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company. When not traveling for business, Roger and his wife, Debbie, a clinical psychologist, travel to remote corners of the globe to observe and photograph tribal ceremonies and rituals.

David D. Schein C’73 <CMGDSchein@aol.com> relocated his law and mediation practice to Alexandria, Va. He helps businesses prevent and solve problems in the human-resources area.

James H. Brothers IV C’74 and Joanne Hehre Brothers C’77 e-mail that their daughter, Nancy Chance Brothers, was admitted, early decision, to Wellesley College. She had also been awarded a four-year U.S. Air Force scholarship, and she made the distinguished honor roll last fall at the Chesterfield Mathematics and Science High School in Virginia.

Dr. Michael H. Harrison Gr’74 recently stepped down as president of Behavioral Healthcare Network, Inc., which he helped found in 1994. He will focus on his private practice as a psychologist in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Sheila Biberman Leventhal CW’74 G’74 L’77 has been promoted to managing editor, state and local taxes, at the Research Institute of America. She lives in Edison, N.J., with her husband and 17-year old daughter, Jessica. Her son, Danny, is a sophomore at the University of Delaware.

Randi Faith Mezzy CW’74 <rfmezzy@aol.com> is the “proud mom of two wonderful teenage boys: David, a freshman at Bard College (of Steely Dan fame) and Andrew, an 8th-grader at Hamden [Conn.] Middle School. They are both avid music fans and have been drilled since birth to name songs on the radio in three notes. Two summers ago, the three of us made the pilgrimage to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland: it was amazing. I am a legal-aid attorney specializing in public benefits and get paid to be righteously indignant on a daily basis, most recently serving as co-counsel in federal litigation v. evil HMOs who dare to deny my poor clients medically necessary treatment and don’t even bother to give them notice of the denial. I was happily unmarried in 1998, and enjoyed the 25th Reunion in 1999. Still friends with Dr. Linda Hamashima CW’74 GEd’75 Gr’81, Susanna Lachs CW’74 ASC’76 and Dr. Danielle Volckmar Kulicke CW’74, who were on my floor in Ashhurst-Magee freshman year. No one else on earth gets the joke like Penn alums.”

Marjorie Woldow Plackter CW’74 is a lawyer and the pro-bono coordinator for Cape-Atlantic Legal Services, Inc., in Atlantic City, N.J. “I am married to Jack, managing partner of an Atlantic City firm which just merged with the Philadelphia firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien and Frankel. I am pleased that my son, Rick, will be a freshman at Penn next year; he will join his sister, Lauren Plackter C’02.

Jack Rubin WG’75 joined Hotel Reservations Network, Inc., late last year as chief financial and strategic officer; based in Dallas, the Internet company provides discount hotel accommodations worldwide. Less than two months after his joining, it completed an IPO and trades under “ROOM” on Nasdaq. Jack previously was a senior vice president of NCH Corp., responsible for a portfolio of distribution and manufacturing companies, and concurrently served as CEO of multiple subsidiaries during periods of high growth and industry consolidations. He initiated, completed and integrated over 20 acquisitions and multiple divestitures in the U.S. and other countries. Jack and his wife, Marilyn, live in Dallas; their son, Daniel, graduated from Northwestern and now works in Connecticut; daughter Lindsay is a sophomore at Stanford.

Barbara Dooner Brzowski Nu’76 received a post-master’s certificate from the University of Delaware in December, as a women’s health nurse practitioner.

Barry M. Hartman C’76 was appointed in March to senior vice president and general counsel of Horsehead Industries, Inc., in New York. It is the parent company of ZCA, a prominent producer of zinc in the country and of value-added zinc products worldwide, and HRD, a recycling firm that services the mini-mill steel industry. He had been a partner in the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, in Washington.

Elaine Yannone McGowan Nu’76 is a wound-outcomes manager for the Hill-Rom Company in Batesville, Ind. She co-wrote a journal article, in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1998), that described the clinical and financial outcomes of a four-year wound-care program at an acute-care hospital where she served as a consultant.

Gary Mendell C’76, president and founder of Meridian Finance Group in Los Angeles (www.meridianfinance.com), was recognized in April with an award from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., for helping American exporters expand and finance their international sales. Gary’s company specializes in cross-border financing, especially for companies which are trying to penetrate emerging foreign markets.

David L. Chanko W’77 was recently appointed finance director of the City of El Mirage, a suburb of Phoenix, Ariz. Previously he had been the finance director of Ontario, Ore., and the banking-relations manager of New York City.

Joan Tabb-Waisbein CW’77 married in 1998 for the first time and is the proud mother of Daniel. She has been in Silicon Valley since 1980, managing marketing organizations for high-tech companies. In 1992 she started her own consultancy practice, branding and launching high-tech start-ups. Joan lives “in Foster City, just 20 minutes south of SF, and would love to hear from my Penn colleagues <Joan@FocusedMarketing.com>.”

David J. Abeshouse C’78 <ddhrabe@optonline.net> has left his law partnership at Ackerman, Levine, Cullen & Brickman, LLP, after 14 years there, and become a partner of Krieger & Schneider LLP, also located in Great Neck, Long Island. He continues to practice general and business litigation, dispute-resolution and real estate law; his new firm concentrates its transactional and litigation practice in banking, cooperative and condominium real estate, and general corporate law. “I am in my 11th year as a member of the New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, a not-for-profit orchestral organization dedicated to presenting quality musical performances in concerts throughout the New York metropolitan area, on international tours and in recordings. It also participates actively in youth education, with an emphasis on exposing underprivileged children to classical and other orchestral music. My wife, Daryle, and I finally have developed the wisdom to realize, and intestinal fortitude to acknowledge, that our nine-year-old twins, Harlan and Rachel, run the household.”

Dr. Graham Gaylord Ashmead M’78, director of the fetal diagnostic center at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, gave a series of lectures last fall in Volgograd, Russia, on maternal-fetal medicine, fetal ultrasound diagnosis and in-utero fetal surgery. The lectures were sponsored by hospitals in Cleveland and Volgograd, twinned cities. “Maternal and fetal mortality are many times higher in Russia, while basics, such as antibiotics, blood for transfusions and good prenatal care, are difficult to obtain. The average Volgograd doctor earns only 800 rubles ($32 in 1999) a month … My daughter, Alexandra Ashmead is now 15-plus, doing well in school (advanced-placement and A’s), and unimpressed that her allowance per month is more than the average physician’s monthly salary in Russia. To quote Alexa, ‘This is America!’ Hard to believe I now have a teenager: it seems only yesterday I was in anatomy lab at Penn Med. Currently I am treasurer for the Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and have been nominated as president-elect for 2000 to 2001.”

Dr. Wayne L. Goldner M’78 and Laura H. Goldner GEd’78 have made Live Free or Die, “a documentary chronicling our family’s fight for women’s reproductive rights. It is expected to get significant national attention.” It was shown at the International Human Rights Film Festival at Lincoln Center in June and will be broadcast nationally on PBS on Sept. 26. To quote the press release: “It tells the story of Dr. Wayne Goldner, a Bedford, N.H., obstetrician-gynecologist, who has chosen to perform abortions as part of his practice. The film shows the dramatic effect Dr. Goldner’s pro-choice stance and actions have on his personal and professional life. He becomes deeply involved in the merger of two local hospitals (one non-sectarian, the other Roman Catholic) fearing that the union will undermine women’s health care. We watch as Dr. Goldner fights to continue his volunteer teaching in the local school system after anti-choice activists frighten the school board into having him dismissed. Set against the climate of fear created by anti-choice protestors, the film shows the costs incurred by physicians dedicated to the ideal of women’s reproductive rights.” Wayne will also be featured in a 60 Minutes story by Morley Safer.

James M. Pugliese W’78 <jpugliese@benefitport.com> is founder and president of BenefitPort, an online, employee-benefits wholesale brokerage (www.benefitport.com). He and his wife, Anne, live in Darien, Conn., with their three children, Caroline (13), Catherine (10), and Andrew (four). “We all look forward to Penn Homecoming and graduation weekends.”

Seth A. Lewis C’79 <lewis_seth@yahoo.com> is back living in London and working for an Internet startup, www.wineandco.com, facilitating the development of B2B wine sales over the Internet.

Dr. Maryanne McGuckin GEd’79 GrEd’81, a senior researcher in Penn’s Department of Medicine, spent the 1998-99 academic year as a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, studying the local healthcare system. Her husband accompanied her with their two children, “who loved attending (high) school in Oxford and rowing on the Thames.” Following her research in this country (described in “Gazetteer,” November 1997), she started a hand-washing monitoring project in an Oxford hospital. The program has now been adopted elsewhere in the U.K., and in Sweden, Germany and France. In this country, a company has been licensed to introduce it nationally, and by this spring more than 1,000 hospitals had requested implementation.

Dr. Marisa Weiss C’79 M’84, Wynnewood, Pa., a radiation oncologist at Paoli Memorial Hospital, in March received a Take the Lead Award 2000 from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, recognizing her achievements in the fields of science and technology.

1980s

Leonard A. Bernstein C/W’80, a founding partner in the Princeton, N.J., office of Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay LLP, was named administrative partner of the Princeton and Newark offices. He is also chair of the firm’s consumer financial-services group, and recently served as director of practice development.

Andrea Kremer C’80 and her husband, John Steinberg, had their first child, William Raymond Steinberg, on Jan. 26. “John and I live in Los Angeles, where he teaches archaeology at UCLA and I am the national correspondent for ESPN. Will arrived a month early and was born in Atlanta where I was working the Super Bowl for ESPN and ABC Sports. He flew home at 11 days old and has been doing just great since then.”

Dr. Margaret K. Willard-Traub C’80 completed a Ph.D. in English and education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1998, “married a wonderful man named Paul the same year,” and now is assistant professor of rhetoric at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Dr. Cory F. Newman C’81, director of Penn’s Center for Cognitive Therapy, has been promoted to associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry. His new text, Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach, co-written with Dr. Aaron T. Beck and others, will be published by APA Books in the winter of 2001.

Dr. David Sable W’81 M’86 <dsable@webcom.com> and his wife, Priya, announce the birth of their daughter, Tarana Kirin Sable; she joins older brother Nikhil. David is the director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. The Sables live in New York.

Beth Sherman C’81 e-mails that she “recently had my second baby and my third book published. The baby’s name is Sam and he was born Dec. 4; he’s adorable, with an easy-going personality, although not the greatest sleeper in the world. Big sister Jessie, who’s two, can’t get enough of him. My husband, Andy Edelstein, who’s an entertainment editor at Newsday, writes a fathering column about the kids, which appears in Newsday. My book, published by Avon, a division of HarperCollins, came out in May and is called Death’s a Beach; the third in my Jersey Shore mystery series. (People always ask why I live on Long Island and not Jersey.) Two more mystery novels are in the works. Now if I could only get a movie deal. I can be reached at <bsherm36@aol.com>.”

Dr. Ronald M. Summers C’81 M’88 Gr’88 GM’89 <summers1@mindspring.com>, a radiologist and researcher at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center at the NIH, in April received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He was selected for the award, one of only two given this year to NIH intramural researchers, for his research “developing special radiologic-visualization techniques, such as virtual-reality presentations, that permit doctors and patients to better understand disease and better plan treatment.” Ron and his wife, Nancy Finkelstein Summers C’77 L’84, live in Potomac, Md. “Nancy has ‘retired’ from the practice of law and is enjoying the world of non-paying work.”

Ben Baglio C’82 is author of the Animal Ark series of books for children. He lives in London where he is also a director of Working Partners Ltd, a children’s fiction packager <benbaglio@workingpartnersltd.co.uk>.

Dr. Tom Connell C’82 <tconnell@home.com> is “happy to report that as of February I have taken a new position practicing inpatient psychiatry at Hampton Behavioral Health Center in Westampton, N.J. I am even prouder to report that my spouse, Dr. Christine Wu, was recently named one of Philadelphia’s ‘Top Docs for Women’ according to Philadelphia magazine. We continue to live in Cherry Hill, N.J., with our two beautiful daughters, and enjoy hearing from and seeing old friends whenever possible.”

Dr. Robert T. Dillon Jr. Gr’82 is associate professor of biology at the College of Charleston. His book, The Ecology of Freshwater Molluscs, was published in March by Cambridge University Press; “check out the Web site, if you’re curious about the details (www.cup.cam.ac.uk).”

Ann McCarthy Gallagher W’82 WG’87 <agallagher@aol.com> recently joined the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, in Philadelphia as manager of financial services. After spending 10 years commuting on the Schuylkill Expressway to The Vanguard Group in Malvern, she enjoys being back in Center City. Ann and her husband, Kevin Gallagher C’80 GEd’89, live in Haddonfield, N.J., with their three children: Aileen (eight), Peter (six) and Claire (three). They are “still dedicated Penn fans and can regularly be seen attending Penn’s home basketball and football games.”

Lynn Goodman C’82 <LGOODMAN@oag.state.ny.us> was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for Superior Service in her capacity as assistant deputy attorney general in the New York State Attorney General’s organized crime task force. She lives with her husband, Jay Kogan, and her three children (identical twin four-year-old boys and eight-year-old daughter) in Hartsdale, N.Y.

Peter W. Heyman EAS’82 and his wife, Marjorie, report the birth of their son, Brian Marcus Heyman, on Dec. 3. Brian joins his sister Lillie, who was born 15 months earlier. The proud parents are “now conducting an informal sleep-deprivation study.”

Richard Perry C’82 WG’86 <perry41@home.com> was promoted to director of outpatient financial services at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He lives in Roselle, N.J., with his wife, Carolyn Detwiler Perry Nu’85 GNu’94.

Dr. L. Chava Weissler Gr’82 received the Koret Jewish Book Award for the Outstanding Work in History, 1999, for her Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women (published by Beacon Press last year); the award is sponsored by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Koret Foundation. She was also recently elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Sara George Armstrong W’83 and her husband, John J. Armstrong III ChE’84, are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, James, on March 27. Sara is a vice president and assistant general counsel at SunGard Data Systems Inc. in Wayne, Pa., and John is an attorney at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in Allentown. Their first son, John George, is four years old.

Alison Deans W’83 was included in a late April issue of People magazine profiling the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World 2000;” see the Web site <people.aol.com/ people/50most/2000/beauties/deans.html>.

Dr. John M. Feder C’83 <jfeder@optonline.net> e-mails that he and his wife, Annette, are proud to announce the birth on April 18 of Eli Solomon, who joins his older brother, Benjamin.

Glenn Gordon C/W’83 was on a team which in December received the SEC’s capital-markets award, for helping preserve the integrity of the nation’s capital markets. Currently he is an assistant director in the Miami regional office of the SEC’s enforcement division. In June he celebrated his fifth-year anniversary with his partner, Eddie Martinez.

M. Lee Kristeller Johnson C’83 is an attorney for the Navy in California; she e-mails that in April she was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal by the Chief of Naval Operations for her “efforts in regionalization on behalf of the U.S. Navy, Southwest region,” and adds: “I just love living in San Diego, and plan to celebrate ‘big time’ with my wonderful husband and two great kids. I’d love to hear from my old Penn friends.”

Diana Jordan C’83 <wahoodj@aol.com> and Matthew Born joyfully announce the birth of their son, Augustus Francis Clearwater Born, on March 2—“the first day of Phillies spring-training games.”

Rande Anmuth Simpson C’83, her husband, Dan, and daughter, Morgan (two), welcome Bruce Daniel to the family; he arrived on April 26. Rande works at T/One, Inc., a multi-media management company, and lives on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Dr. Marc A. Tecce EE’83 is now practicing cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He lives in Malvern, Pa., with his wife and three children.

Gregory J. Turner C’83 G’83 was in March named managing director of CTG ITCapital, an international IT and e-business solutions company based in Buffalo, N.Y. He had been vice president and CIO of Knowledge Alliance, a technical and vocational training company. He lives in Orchard Park with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.

Bruce Warshawsky W’83 has formed a new partnership, Bernstein & Warshawsky, in Harrisburg, Pa., to provide legal counseling to business and individuals. Previously he was in-house counsel to the Rite Aid Corp., in Camp Hill.

David Greenblatt W’84 <dgreenblatt@cxpcorp.com>, has left the practice of law after more than 12 years (the past seven years at Centex Corporation) and is now senior vice president of mergers & acquisitions for Centex Construction Products, Inc., a NYSE-listed company. “Tex,” his wife, Grace-anne, and their two daughters, Grace (five) and Caroline (three), live in Dallas.

Dr. Jane A. Malloy Gr’84, Thornton, Pa, professor of business administration at Delaware County Community College, will spend two weeks this summer in major European cities studying the economic, social and cultural implications of the E.U. and the cooperation of its member nations.

Craig D. Mills C’84, an associate in the litigation department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, was elected into the firm’s partnership in March.

Curtis Penn C’84 <curtispenn@hotmail.com> runs a small firm which specializes in the development and design of toys and children’s fashion. He lives in Long Island, N.Y., with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Martha Pollack GEE’84 Gr’86, a professor of computing science at the University of Pittsburgh, in March received its Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award for her work in artificial intelligence, especially the areas of planning, natural-language understanding and reasoning systems.

Lucinda Duncalfe C’85 WG’91, Gulph Mills, Pa., president and chief executive officer of Destiny WebSolutions, Inc., of Conshohocken, in March received a Take the Lead Award 2000 from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, recognizing her achievements in the fields of science and technology.

David B. Felsenthal W’85 <Felsenthal@att.net> and his wife, Felisa, recently welcomed a baby girl, Amira, their third child; Michael is seven and Deena is five. David maintains his law practice in Los Angeles with an office in Century City, focusing on business and entertainment-industry disputes.

David L. Frank C’85 and Sharon Olliges Frank C’89 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Daniel Lewis, on Sept. 16. Their other child, Rebecca, is three. “Sharon is working full-time, employed by Rebecca and Daniel.” David works for the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee.

James P. McTernan C/W’85 e-mails that as he “was the subject of a whatever-happened-to message in my Class of 1985 newsletter, and I guess I’m finally responding, three years late, but I’ve been busy. I’ve been married for eight years now to my wife Sandra (Yale, sorry), first time both. I have four children, Alexandra, James, Nicholas and Daniel. I lived in Manhattan 1986-96, and have since lived in Summit N.J., striving to enjoy as dull a bourgeois existence as I am able to attain. I got a master’s degree in statistics from City University of New York in 1992. Yes, night school. On the professional side, or what-I-have-been-doing-for-money side, I’ve worked on Wall Street since I got out of school. I have been a member of the American Stock Exchange and have worked at various investment firms, generally called hedge funds, since 1986. I was the head U.S. equity trader at the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and Co., which some people may have heard of, from 1989 to 1994, and have since been a portfolio manager for another hedge fund, Millennium Partners LP (which very few people if anybody has probably heard of—we like it that way) and have been not unsuccessful at it. I think that covers all the bases: If I had anything interesting off-topic to put in, like I climbed Everest or sailed around Antarctica, I’d put it in, but alas, I suppose it hasn’t been a full life.”

Richard M. Moskowitz C’85 was a “co-owner of Discovery Discs from 1987 to 1993, the innovative CD store among the shops in Houston Hall. I moved to New York to get my MBA from NYU (Class of 1995) and then worked for Ellipsis Arts, an independent record label. After five years in Manhattan, I longed to return to Philadelphia; I recently moved to the Art Museum area and love it. I am now a financial analyst for CDNow, the leading online music retailer based in Fort Washington. Originally from northern New Jersey, I feel like Philadelphia will be my permanent home.”

Linda Belsky Zamost C’85 is “happy to report that love really is better the second time around”: she will marry Ron Resnikoff
this month. They will live in Penn Valley, Pa., with Linda’s daughter, Madeline (eight). Both bride and groom work in the advertising/marketing field; they “met at a stuffy board meeting.”

Dr. A. Kumar Bhattacharya C’86 and his wife, Frances, announce the birth of their third son, Kirin Kumar. He joins his two older brothers, Aidan and Deven, in their new house in New Jersey. Kumar holds three teaching appointments in surgery at SUNY Brooklyn, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. This is in addition to his solo private practice in general plastic surgery. “We think fondly now back to days at Penn.”.

Rep. Chaka Fattah GPU’86, the U.S. Congressman for the Second District in Philadelphia since 1995, is the first recipient of the Samuel A. Fels Award for Alumni Achievement, awarded by the Fels Center of Government.

Brian R. Harris EAS/W’86 has joined Kanisa, a pre-IPO software/services firm, as vice president, after a year at FirePond. “My family, wife Cathy, sons Zachary and Cole, are working on a big move from Boston to Silicon Valley. I can be reached at <bharris@alum.mit.edu>.”

Judith Browne W’87 appeared in Essence magazine’s 30th anniversary Issue (May) as one of “30 Women to Watch.” A civil-rights attorney in Washington, she appeared in an article, with four African-American congresswomen and a mayor, outlining the political agenda for African Americans in this millennium.

Dr. Craig Coopersmith C’87 M’91 <coopersmithc@msnotes.wustl.edu> “and my wonderful wife, Lois Spritzer, welcomed Zachary Alex Coopersmith into the world on Dec. 25, at 11:59 (and 30 seconds) p.m. He is now rolling over and eating solid food, and by the time this is published should be doing advanced calculus. On the professional front, I am now board-certified in general surgery and currently finishing a fellowship in surgical critical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. I was recently awarded the Founders Grant from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and will join the faculty at Washington University as an assistant professor of surgery on July 1.”

Chris Duston C’87, Tokyo, <cmduston@gol.com> and his wife announce with joy the birth of their first child.

Dr. K. Randolf Scheller W’87 has been living in Munich since 1994, where he is a founding partner of Oertel Scheller, corporate-finance and mergers & acquisitions advisers. He attained his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1991 and his doctorate from
the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fŞr UnternehmensfŞhrung (WHU), a leading
German business school. He can be reached at <scheller@oertel-scheller.de> or (www.oertel-scheller.de). “Feel free to stop by or drop a line.”

Marjorie Ziemke Shoobe C’87 lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Howard, who works for Dell Computers. They have two daughters: Alexis was three in June and Julia was born on Jan. 18.

Clio Alexiades W’88 <clioa@yahoo.com> married Theodore Nicolakis in June. She also e-mailed that after working for more than eight years for Primedia (formerly K-III Communications) as controller and group controller of different divisions of the publishing company, “I decided to abandon the corporate life for a six-month vacation and career change. In un-Wharton style, I quit in June [1999] and began a cross-country vacation drive with my father. Eastbound, I traveled with a girlfriend. Along the way we visited and stayed with Jennifer Saltzman Stasior C’89, Andrea Kao C’88 and Pam Milcos-Smith C’88 and Jeff Smith W’86. I also finally decided that I should go back to work and now I am the development officer for Saint Basil Academy, a Greek Orthodox Christian home for children in need, located in Garrison, N.Y. I am thrilled about my new career and would love to offer advice to anyone considering the change to not-for-profit.”

Shari Birnbaum Dreier C’88 and David Dreier C/W’89 proudly announce the birth of their daughter Allison Brittany in August 1999; she joins older sister Melissa, who is now three. After 8 1/2 years as a tax attorney, Shari <sharidreier@post.harvard.edu> recently become vice president and director of employee investments at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York; “this three-day-a-week job is a great opportunity to combine a challenging career with the challenges of being a mom.” David continues as a tax lawyer at White & Case <ddreier@whitecase.com>.

Dr. Marie Elena Hudzicki Hasson C’88 GM’99 and her husband, Dennis, proudly announce the arrival of their first children, identical-twin girls, Willow Dolores Hasson and Grace Rita Hasson, on March 29. Willow weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. and was 17 1/3 in.; Grace weighed 2 lbs. 15 oz. and was 16 3/4 in. long. “They are both doing well and live with their parents in Williamstown, N.J. Their mother works at Atlantic City Medical Center as a psychiatrist and their father is a math teacher at Haddonfield Middle School.”

Dr. Todd Landman C’88 <todd@essex.ac.uk> and his wife, Miriam, had a baby daughter, Sophia Laura Landman, on June 18 last year. He finished his Ph.D. in April and published a new book, Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge). “All 88-ers send some e-mail.”

Brian Miller W’88 and Danielle Miller are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Hadley Miller, on March 10. Nathan will have plenty of playthings as Brian owns three specialty toy stores, called Geppetto’s, in the San Diego area.

John Nemoto WG’88 e-mails “On April 7, Louis Rukeyser quoted me on his nationally televised weekly show, Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser, which proclaims itself to be ‘America’s most widely watched and trusted source of economic and financial advice.’ My quote by Rukeyser was ‘As viewer John Nemoto, in Torrance, California, e-mailed me, “What Alan Greenspan was not able to accomplish after months of interest-rate increases, a judge accomplished with just one decision in a week. Here comes the judge!”’ This was my national television debut and my three seconds of fame. According to Andy Warhol, I still have 14 minutes and 57 seconds left to go.”

Debra Stahlberg Wright W’88 <debwright@aol.com> is about to enter the rabbinic program at Hebrew Union College. She and her daughter, Casey, left Washington in June to go to Jerusalem for a year, just in time to celebrate Casey’s seventh birthday. After the year, Debra and Casey will “move to Cincinnati (yes, Cincinnati) for another four years of the program. E-mail welcome at <debwright@aol.com>.”

Randy Domolky C’89 has joined NorthEast Optic Network, Inc., as vice president of sales for the mid-Atlantic region. His new office, which he will be opening and staffing, will be in Northern Virginia. NEON runs a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network for telecommunications and Internet companies. Randy was formerly general manager for carrier sales and senior director for business development at WinStar Communications.

Rebecca Kravitz W’89 WG’95 married Dr. David E. DeLaet on May 30, 1999; the ceremony and reception were held at the World Trade Center in New York. Alumni attending were Amy Melstein Damast C’89, Ellen Butensky Nu’89 GNu’94, Beth Landau Roth C/W’89, Maurice Frumkin EAS’89, Frank McDermott C’89, Andy Saperstein C/W’89, Andrea Goldberg Eisen W’88 and Jeff Eisen W’88, and Linda Greenblatt W’88. Rebecca is managing director of finance at OSL Shipping in New York, and David, an internist and pediatrician, is a fellow in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian. They currently live in Manhattan.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar GEng’89 Gr’91 started vCustomer Corp., which provides outsourced customer service for e-commerce firms. The labor force of the Seattle-based company is actually in India, Sanjay’s native country: he is interested in globally spreading the economic benefits of the Internet.

Kelly R. Lee C’89, public-affairs manager for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, was appointed chair of the Regional Performing Arts Center’s Rising Stars, which focuses on community outreach and educational programs.

Lisa Niver C’89 has a new job as assistant cruise director for Renaissance Cruises: “I will be starting in Istanbul and traveling to all ports until I get to St. Petersburg. Last year my family, Jeffrey Bernstein C’90, Susan Niver Bernstein C’91 and Zachary Bernstein C’2023, and all of Zachary’s grandparents, including Dr. Frank Niver D’66, visited me in Alaska and the Caribbean when I was working for Princess Cruises. What a great family vacation. I hope everyone is doing well.”

Ralph Trama W’89 <rptrama@excite.com> is assistant director of treasury at the AIG Group in New York. Married, he lives in Fort Lee, N.J.

1990s

Mark Eskin C’90 <meskin@jmsonline.com> and his wife, Melisa, had a baby boy, Joshua Harris Eskin, on March 18. “Dad, Mom, Josh and big sister Lauren are all doing great.” They live in Cherry Hill, N.J., and enjoyed seeing many friends (and their new babies) on Alumni Weekend.

Erika Jansen Freeman C’90 e-mails that “All is well here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since our relocation here in late 1999. No hurricanes this winter, but more importantly, no snow either! My husband, Mike, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twin sons, Colin and Mathew, on March 26. Our oldest son, Andy (now 2 1/2), is a wonderful big brother to them, and all three are such a blessing to us. Although I can’t promise a prompt reply, I can be reached at <boytrubblex3@aol.com>.”

Dr. David J. Glass C’90, an associate in the family-law department of the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, was elected to the board of the Katz Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey in April.

David R. Goffin C’90 married Jody Ann Sabah at the Sephardic Temple in Westwood, Calif., on Feb. 26. He had worked in Boston for five years as a consultant with Corporate Decisions Inc., a strategy consulting firm, but
left to pursue a career in entertainment; he completed a master’s degree in motion picture and television producing at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Cinema-Television in 1997. After stints as a creative executive at MGM and Columbia Pictures, David currently works as a senior producer at Fox Sports Network in Los Angeles. Jody is a third-grade teacher at
the Westwood Charter School. They live in Encino.

Michael Hartman W’90 is a director of marketing at Pepsi-Cola, running the Lipton Brisk brand. Earlier, he had managed Pepsi’s promotional efforts behind Star Wars. Penn Beta’s in attendance at his September 1997 wedding included Gary Lipshutz C’90, Eric Schmidt C’90, Jeff Goldberg C’90, Brian Hessel C/W’90, Scott Murphy C’90, Mike Fuchs W’90, David Vladyka W’90 and Dr. Joel Perloff W’90 M’99. Michael, his wife, Christina, and their puppy, Mazy, live in Stamford, Conn., and can be reached at <Michael.Hartman@Pepsi.com>.

Ken Hirschman C’90 and Michelle Hwang Hirschman C’92 announce with joy the birth of their daughter, Sidney Loraine, on Dec. 26. Ken recently accepted a job as general counsel of Digital Impact, Inc., an Internet marketing company. Michelle (in early April) was on maternity leave from her job as a senior financial analyst for The Gap, Inc. They live in the San Francisco Bay area, and would love to hear from their friends at <hirschmans@hotmail.com>.

Jeff Hyman W’90 <jeff@cruelworld.com> is president and CEO of Cruel World (formerly Career Central), “the best way to find a new job when you don’t have time to look for one (www.cruelworld.com).”

Chris J. Katopis EAS’90, who graduated from Temple University Law School in 1994, has been appointed majority counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property. This year he will focus on legislation concerning the Internet and e-commerce, online privacy, gene patents and biotechnology, and other upcoming patent, trademark and copyright-law issues.

Emily Levin Mendell W’90 <emilymendell@aol.com> and her husband, David Mendell C’90, live in Media, Pa., and are enjoying their two sons, Noah (almost three) and Chase (eight months). “I am working from my home office as a senior counsel to The Weiser Group, a PR/communications agency in New York and Chicago. Surf teaches third grade at Wallingford Elementary School and loves it.” They e-mailed they were looking forward to Alumni Weekend: “10 years went whizzing by.”

Jeffrey Modell EAS/W’90 <jeffmodell@yahoo.com> is pleased to announce his engagement to Melissa Waller, a counselor for Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Services in Virginia. After working at AMS since graduation, Jeff moved to The Washington Post a year ago, where he is director of advanced systems; he remains “fascinated by the process of churning out an outstanding newspaper every day.” He and Melissa live a short distance from the Post in a townhouse in the Foggy Bottom section. A private pilot, he and Melissa returned recently from their second flying vacation, to Melissa’s birthplace in Indiana; their first was to Newport and Providence in Rhode Island and Bar Harbor, Maine.

Dr. Peter Ordentlich C’90 Gr’97 and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Taylor Gr’97, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Andrew, on Feb. 21. Peter and Jennifer have settled in the San Diego area, where they both work for biotech companies.

Barbara Katzin Reich C’90 and her husband, Jeffrey Reich, are delighted to announce the birth of their twins, Rebecca Belle and Matthew Ezra, on Jan. 11.

Ronaele Rose C’90 <ronaele_r@hotmail .com> has lived in New York since graduating from Boston University School of Law in 1994. A non-practicing lawyer, she has been working in the fashion and advertising fields, and currently is marketing director for a SoHo-based creative advertising agency.

Elizabeth N. Treubert C’90 GEd’93 has joined the Washington office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP, where she practices civil litigation, defending lawyers and stockbrokers in professional liability issues. Previously she was an associate with Rivkin, Radler & Kremer in New York.

Storm Jamison Wilkins L’90 married Mark C. Wilkins in July 1998. She practices as in-house counsel to AAA MidAltantic/Keystone Insurance companies; her firm, Benedetti, Wilkins & Campbell is located in Voorhees, N.J. Currently she is studying for the CPCU designation in order to supplement her experience in insurance law and litigation.

Dr. HuiJung Hannah Kim C’91 <huijungkim@hotmail.com> moved back to Washington at the end of June to join the Suburban Hospital arm of the private-practice radiology group of Drs. Groover, Christie and Merritt, P.C., in Bethesda, Md., beginning July 31. This follows the completion of a one-year fellowship in women’s imaging in Pittsburgh, and a month of traveling in Europe.

Pam Wachter McAfee C’91 married Andrew McAfee in Charlotte, N.C., on April 1. He plays principal horn with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Other Quakers in attendance included Katie Sharkey C’91, Cari Feiler Bender C’90 and Rodd Bender L’96, Michael Palmer EAS/W’91 and Jim Ohlig L’94.

Rosa O. Amaral Ryan C’91 and her husband, John J. Ryan IV, happily announce the birth of their son, John J. Ryan V, on Nov. 9; he joins big sister Anna Rebecca Ryan.

Sergey Olhovsky C’91 is in his sixth year with the Hillier Group, the architecture and design firm based in Princeton, N.J. An architect in the Education Studio, he was promoted to associate of the firm in April. His recent work includes the Rutgers Center for Law and Justice in Newark.

Dr. Robin Schiff C’91, a pediatrician practicing in Riverdale, N.Y., had a very busy past year. She and her husband, Russell Kopp, recently bought their first home, and are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Emily Allison, on March 9.

Dr. Dann Sklarew C’91 <dsklarew@gmu.edu> received his doctorate in environmental biology and public policy from George Mason University in May. He and his wife, Jennifer Friedman Sklarew C’92, live in Arlington, Va.

Marc Alberts C’92 e-mails a “Howdy from Seattle! I just wanted to let you know that I have recently been named Western regional sales manager for Cellstack Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of networking equipment. I travel all over the Western U.S. and Canada for this position, and would love to get e-mail from any old friends from Honolulu to Denver and points in between <m.alberts@cellstack.com>.”

Jeffrey S. Bernstein W’92 e-mails from Shanghai that he has started a new company, Emerge Logistics. “After my partner’s acquisition of my investors’ and my stake in EverReach, I have decided to develop a new business related to distribution logistics: Emerge Logistics is poised to capture the burgeoning market for e-commerce and office and distribution logistics services in China. (This industry, called fulfillment, sprouted up in the U.S. in the aftermath of the big bang of e-business, and is now due for arrival in China.) Internet usership [here] skyrocketed from 9 million to 40 million over a year and half, and new, commerce-related Web sites are sprouting up by the dozens. Reports commonly cite “poor logistics” as the major limitor of e-business in China, with little hope for improvement on the horizon. Enter Emerge. If China Internet users will be able to “click to brick” and have their desired products on the way in a matter of minutes, we will have scored a major breakthrough. A lot of hard work ahead. Today we have harnessed a number of traditional logistics customers to cut our operations teeth. Please feel free to reach us and share ideas <jbernstein@online.sh.cn>.”

Chris Bradie W’92 <cbradie@aol.com> serves as director of information technology for Penn’s business-services division. In addition to managing its IT planning, he oversees the campus computer store, various vendor programs, and is “among the key participants leading Penn’s charge into the world of e-commerce.”

David A. Brause C/W’92 and his wife, Cheryl, celebrated the birth of their son, Samuel Brause, in New York on Dec. 2.

Susan Rachelle Alvarez Correa W’92 married Jos╚ Mauricio Silva Aguilar at the Mikv╚ Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Willemstad, Cura┴ao, on March 25. Her parents, John Henry Alvarez Correa W’65 and Jeanette Alvarez Correa CW’66, and her brother, David Alvarez Correa W’96, attended, with guests Ali Shapiro C’91 WG’97, Jacqueline Reses W’92, Henry van der Kwast W’72 and Patricia Woldow van der Kwast CW’72, Dr. Elizabeth Roistacher CW’66 Gr’72, Carol Paige Brossman CW’66 and Larry Brossman W’55, Ed Resovsky C’65 and J. Jeffrey Sacco C’65.

Andrew S. Hua C/W’92 G’97 WG’97 is a founding partner of Axiom International Investors, an international-equity hedge fund based in New York, where he manages the firm’s Asia-Pacific investments, “which have enjoyed a top-decile performance in the past year. Overall, Axiom’s 1999 performance well exceeded 100%.” Outside of the office, Andrew has been traveling and engaged in foreign-language courses.

John R. Lennon C’92 and his wife, Rhian Ellis, announce the birth of their second child, Oliver Tobias Ellis Lennon, on May 2; they are novelists and live in Ithaca, N.Y.

Julie Feldman Lurie C/W’92 and Adam Lurie are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Jake, on Feb. 21; he weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. Julie is a vice president in the capital-transactions group at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.

Lorraine Pulido-Ramirez C’92 is the public-relations manager at Garcia KLS, a brand communications agency based in San Antonio, Texas. Previously she was director of public affairs at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Joonho Um W’92 <joonho@crimsonlist.com> e-mails that “After years of i-banking, management consulting and a dose of wanderlust, I started to devote my time to crimsonlist, a ‘pure-play’ employment-information exchange board accessible through (www.crimsonlist.org).”

Lisa J. Bardfeld C’93 <lisab@chemheritage.org> was recently engaged to be married to Jeff Shapiro. “Jeff and I were high school sweethearts: as they say, the first love is always the one that never goes away.” She is the database administrator for the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia and Jeff is senior recruiter at Graduate Hospital; they moved to Marlton, N.J., at the end of May.

Bill Gibson C’93 will be leaving his position in sales with Manugistics Inc. to pursue a masters in business administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia. “After seven years with Manugistics in consulting and software sales, both in the U.S. and Europe, I’m looking very forward to being a student again. I’ll still be in Georgetown (D.C.) through the summer and would enjoy hearing from fellow Quakers.”

Jason Pantzer C’93 married Tricia Cohen in New York on Oct. 30. The following alumni attended: David Baxt W’92, Jeff Blau WG’92, Robert Cestari C’87, Stuart Elkowitz W’93, Eric Epstein W’93, Darren Fogel W’93 and Jeanne Ehrenkranz Fogel C’92 WG’97, Brett Forman W’91, Wendy Forman C’93, Michael Freedman C/W’87, Randy Gelber WG’98, Josh Gelder W’93, Erik Gershwind W’93, Jeffrey Golenberg C’91, Dan Googel EAS/W’96, Brian Gordon C’91, Samuel Greene C’93, Kimberly Harounian W’95, Jonathan Hoffman C’93, Jeffrey Kaplan W’87 and Robin Harrison Kaplan C’91, Darcy Miller C’91, Alexandra Heyman Nash C’90, Karen Pantzer C’97, Jessica Pantzer C’00, Stephen Rice C/W’93, Neil Rubler WG’98 and Allison Lane Rubler C’93, Kimberly Saul Tighe C’95, Jonathan Tretler C’93 WG’97 and Lisa Brichta Tretler C’94 G’99 WG’99, Richard Wagman W’91 and Jane Steinberg Wagman C’91 and Jennifer Saul Yaffa C’92. Jason works at the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group and Tricia is an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges; they live in New York. Also, Tricia’s brother, Mark Cohen, was accepted early decision to Wharton, Class of 2004.

Christie Shaw Whidden W’93 <cshawwhidden@yahoo.com> married Michael Whidden C’93 <mjwhidden@yahoo.com> in Wading River, N.Y., on May 30, 1999. Alumnae in the bridal party included Cindy Lin C’92, Audrey Chang C’92, Elaine Chang C’93, Caroline Kim C’93 and Elissa Laitin EAS’93. Other fellow Quakers in attendance were Josephine Lee Moore C/W’92, Baher Azmy C’92, Rob Dolski EAS/W’93 WG’00, Keith Heffernan W’92, Leon Kuan EAS/W’92 WG’98, Reid Oshiro EE’91, Angelo Valle C’92, Phil Won EAS’92, Robert Yeh EAS/W’92, Eugene Chae C’93, Emily Chou W’93, Kevin Eng W’93, Maryellen Feehery EAS’93 L’98, Dr. Stephanie Fish C’93 GM’01, Anna Goco W’93, Michael Gordon C’93, George Huang C’93, Brinda Jadeja W’93, Brian Kim C/W’93, Marla Sims W’92, Jennifer Yang W’93 and Robin Allen Reifman C’94. Christie and Mike live in New York, where she is a marketing manager at American Express and he is attending Fordham University School of Law.

Bret Bernstein W’94 <bbernstein@dttus.com> is happy to announce his engagement to Michele Fishbein; a June 2001 wedding is planned. He is a tax consultant in Deloitte & Touche’s Fort Lauderdale office. She is art director at Plantation Middle School, and is pursuing her master’s in educational leadership.

Stephen Ciccarella W’94 recently completed the MPA program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and will work this summer in the Office of the Director at the Congressional Budget Office. He plans to begin non-degree studies in mathematics and economics at Harvard University this fall.

Debbie Algazy Fredberg C’94 WG’98 has left her job at The Gillette Company to serve as assistant director of admissions at the Harvard Business School. Josh Fredberg GEng’95 WG’97 in January left Andersen Consulting to join SupplierMarket.com. They would love to hear from old Penn friends at Debbie’s lifelong e-mail address <deborah.algazy.wg98@wharton.upenn.edu>.

Dr. Liz Goldman C’94 happily married Dr. Todd Severson in May. The two are “thrilled to be living in Manayunk (part of Philly)” in their newly bought house. Likewise, both are enjoying their residencies at Penn: Liz is in psychiatry and Todd is in emergency medicine. Liz can be reached at <goldmane@mail.med.upenn.edu>.

Jonathan Michaels C’94 joined the Marine Corps and is currently a captain and a pilot of the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. Stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, he lives in nearby San Diego. Jon has “completed one WestPac deployment and is scheduled to deploy again in 2001. I would love to hear from old friends at <michaelsje@3maw.usmc.mil>.”

Dr. Michael Peck C’94 and Davora Cohen Peck C’94 are happy to announce the arrival of their first child: daughter Marci Jordyn Peck was born on March 15 at 1:11 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. Marci’s first cross-country trip in May introduced her to many alumni, including Aimee Taxin Rubin C’95 and Dr. Eric Rubin C’94, Dr. Lynn-Marie Aronica C’94, Cori Shumas W’94, Staci Kurzer Wilson W’94, Nicole Polini EAS’94, David Wissert C’91 and Dr. Loren Ballestas C’94. Davora, Michael and Marci would like to thank grandparents Florine Peck and Thomas Peck WG’69 for hosting the gathering in Marci’s honor.

David Peikin C’94 married Stacey Kramer on June 19, 1999; Brett Spiegel C’94 and Scott Calvert C’94 were in the wedding party. Other alumni attending were Omar Ahmed C/W’94, Randall Addis C’94 and Randy Rivera W’93. David directs “public relations for publicly-traded Group 1 Software and Stacey is an attorney at the SEC. We’re living in the Bethesda, Md., area.”

Lynn Pinkus C’94, New York, has been promoted to vice president management representative at McCann-Erickson Worldwide.

Robyn Allen Reifman C’94 and her husband, Gary Reifman, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Stephanie Lauren, on April 10. Robyn is in human resources at Andersen Consulting and Gary is with Communicator Inc.; they work in Manhattan and live in Hoboken, N.J.

Ami Rosen C’94 graduated with a master’s from the genetic-counseling program of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in February. Currently she is a genetic counselor in Atlanta for GeneCare Medical Genetics Center.

Abbey Roth C’94 is engaged to Dr. Jeffrey Algazy C’91. She is a Program Manager at Zefer <abbeyroth@excite.com> and he is a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at UCLA <algazy@ucla.edu>. The wedding is planned for next May.

Abigail Sherr C’94 G’95 married Erik van Roode in Haddonfield, N.J., on Oct. 25, 1998. “We have been living happily in Arlington, Va., since after the wedding. I am currently working at Discovery.com, the online branch of the Discovery Channel as an HTML developer. I hope that my Penn friends are doing well; I can be contacted at <asher@radix.net>.”

Karyn J. Smith W’94 graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in May, and is now an associate with the law firm of Bilzin, Sumberg, Dunn, Price & Axelrod.

Aaron A. Wernick C’94 <lwernick@njdc.com> taught, through a Penn program, at Fudon University in Shanghai for one year, then went to law school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, graduating at the top of his class. Instead of practicing law, he moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., and started a shuttle business from scratch. Called Switchback Shuttle, it services aiports in Arizona, has more than a dozen employees and the flights are frequently booked. Aaron recently signed on with Amtrak, so shuttle customers can book through it.

Rebecca Meyers Wiederhorn C’94 and Michael Wiederhorn C’92 are happy to announce the birth of their “precious twins and future alumni, Max and Samantha. Born on Sept. 30, they are busy spending their time laughing, rolling, babbling, and yes, pooping.”

Jeong Yoon C’94 <jyoon@partners.org> will marry Judy Lee in Los Angeles this November. “She will join me in Boston later this year where I am finishing my internship in general surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She will join the law firm of Hale and Dorr as an associate.”

Ericka Guthrie Dorsey C’95 married N. Bernard Dorsey, Jr. in Cambridge Mass., on Dec. 4. “My best friend and fellow classmate, Jen Fields C’95, who is working for Oprah Winfrey’s new magazine, was my maid of honor. I am living in Washington and working in the Executive Office of the President as an attorney advisor for the Office of Administration.”

Patrick Fitzsimonds C’95 and Dr. Reiko Maki Fitzsimonds C’90 Gr’95 wish to announce the birth of their first child, Sonoe Elizabeth, on May 4. Reiko is an assistant professor of physiology in the Yale Medical School; Patrick will enter the Yale School of Management in the fall, having completed a master’s in statistics earlier this year.

Capt. Douglas W. Gavin C’95, son of Meritt W’62 L’65 and Susan Gavin of Edison, N.J., and serving in the U.S. Army, was promoted to that rank in February, at Ft. Stewart, Ga., where he is currently assigned as adjutant (S-1) of the 3rd Military Police Battalion. Capt. Gavin was previously assigned as a platoon leader of an MP unit at Camp Casey, Korea.

Emily Gold C’95 GEd’96 will marry Jeffrey Rosenbaum C’97 in May 2001. “Cookies will definitely be served at the wedding.”

Melissa London C’95 and Allison Winn C’95 recently launched a new Internet company: (www.itsybits.com) is the first online destination for petite women, and includes targeted shopping and content for petites. The company is based in New York. “I took a leave of absence from the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where I was an associate, to start the venture, and Allison moved from LA.”

Jordana Horn Marinoff C’95 L’99 married Nathan Marinoff L’98 at Tamcrest Country Club in Alpine, N.J., on April 2; “the wedding hosted more Penn alumni than many alumni functions.” Penn family members included mother of the bride Dr. Susan Linker Horn CW’69, mother of the groom Marjorie Greenfield L’68, sister of the bride Ariel Horn C’02, grandfather of the groom David Hafler C’40, uncle of the bride Paul Linker C’72, uncle of the groom Eric Hafler EE’68, and cousins of the bride Stephen Silverman W’74 and Robin Landew Silverman CW’75, and Lori Landew Unger C’84 and Alex Unger C’85. Guests included John Leibovitz C’95, Jon Pitt C’94 GPU’99, Jeremy Chiappetta C’95, Dennis Brennan L’98, Jon Hulse L’98, Amy Maldonado L’98, Itai Zohar GL’98, Jacob Kobrick L’98, Jason Polevoy C’94 L’98, Shelley Klein L’99, Fani Geroff L’99, Lesley Foxhall L’99, Sigal Mandelker L’00, Michael Gordan L’99, Dr. Shifra Vega Gr’98, Lawrence Borger L’00, Scott Fisher L’99 and Julie Dunn GFA’00. Penn Law professor Harry Reicher was a witness to the signing of the ketubah. Jordana and Nathan currently live in London, where he is doing graduate work at the London School of Economics and she is an attorney doing international corporate work at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. An e-mail fanatic, she would love to keep in touch <jhmarinoff@hotmail.com>.

Troy J. Prinkey C’95 <prinkey@virginia.edu>, currently at the University of Virginia, successfully completed exams as requirements for a doctoral degree in Hispanic literature. The areas examined were contemporary peninsular literature, peninsular realism to the generation of 1898, 19th-century Latin American literature and contemporary Latin American literature. In addition to recovering, he is also making preparations for fellowship-sponsored travel to Resistencia, Argentina, to conduct research for his dissertation. While there he will participate in a program, “Literatura Argentina en la Argentina: cr╠tica y creaci█n,” at which the prominent Argentine authors, Mempo Giardinelli, Luisa Valenzuela and Reina Roff╚, will be in residence.

Dr. Melissa Rosin C’95 is pleased to announce that after several years in school on the East Coast, she is finally returning to sunny southern California. Melissa received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University in May, and is completing a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Theresa Stanford C’95 is happy to announce she will be attending Bryn Mawr College this fall to begin her master’s program in social work. She is excited to begin her career as a social worker helping families rebuild their lives. Theresa encourages all of her friends she did not see over Alumni Weekend to e-mail her at <tstanfor@pobox.upenn.edu> and let her know how they are doing.

Dr. Richard Alan Adler C’96 graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in May and was accepted for an ophthalmology residency at Hopkin’s Wilmer Eye Institute that begins in 2001. He also married Linda Greif of Potomac, Md. His best man was Dr. Joshua Berlin W’95 and Dr. David Rosenberg C’96, and Amy Sykes C’94 attended.

Dr. Joshua Bleier C’96 M’00 married Sara Rena Eisenberg C’96 in a beautiful ceremony at the Glen Island Harbour Club in Westchester, N.Y., on April 2. Josh’s best man was his brother, Ben Bleier C’00. Attending the wedding were many Penn alumni, including many of Josh’s fraternity brothers from Pi Kappa Phi, and other friends from Penn. Having just graduated from Penn Med, Josh is starting his surgical-residency training at Cornell/New York Hospital in New York <jbleier@mail.med.upenn.edu>. Sara is starting her third year as an associate analyst at Roseland Property Company; they have moved to the Upper East Side.

Wendy Byrd C’96 announces her engagement to Jason Marks; the wedding is set for June 2001. She recently completed a master’s degree in elementary education and now teaches first grade in New York. He is a talent agent.

Silas Deane GPU’96 was in April named president and chief executive officer of Logic Media Group, a Nashville, Tenn.-based full-service public relations firm with an emphasis on technology-driven companies. He joined the company after his previous firm, Deane Communications Group, was acquired by LMG in 1999. Prior to founding it, Silas was a senior account supervisor at Atkinson Public Relations.

Cara Ann Rubenstein Gardenswartz C’96 married Daniel Gardenswartz W’95 at the 200 Fifth Club in Manhattan on May 20. Alumni present included the bride’s father, Stuart Rubenstein W’50, her sisters, Yael Rubenstein C’93 and Faith Rubenstein C’82, her uncle, Charles Rubenstein W’53, and her cousin, Robert Rubenstein W’85; and in the bridal party: Michael Green W’95, Robbie Steinman C’95, Brad Altberger W’94, Michelle Nadler Ingber C’96, Nancy Goldman C’96 L’99 and Lara Sass Sivin C’94. Other alumni attending were Fred Kronfeld W’51, Allyson Nemeroff C’97, Rebecca Raphael C’96, Carin Endzweig C’96, Hayley Rosenman C’96, Lauren Simmons C’95, Barbara Friedman C’96, Courtney Mizel W’95, Dana Loesberg W’95, Jodi Gold C’98, Kim Harounian W’95, Jessica Donner C’96, Risa Rosenthal C’94, Itai Baron C’96, Debbie Duenes C’95, Neil Aaronson W’95 L’98, Tiffany Otto C’96, Charlie Girard C’95, Matthew Ingber C’95, Phil Sivin L’96, Rob Pearlstein C’95 and Daniel Coelho C’95.

Rachel Chazin Halperin C’96 married Jason Halperin on May 28. Many alumni were in attendance, including Rachel’s father, Mark Chazin W’64 L’67, Martin Chazin C’93, Stacey Chazin C/W’94, Neal Chazin C’99, Rachel Volkman C’96, Natalie Margulies C’97, Rachel Levy Lesser C’96, Kara Fishbein Goldman C’96, Steven Goldman W’95, Natanya Levin C’95, Philippe Visser C’96 and Seth Stoller C’96.

Regina Wong W’96 <reggie@knowsall.com> is a marketing manager at SmartMoney.com in Manhattan. “Currently living with Jason Jaslow EAS/W’95. Never been happier!”

Lauren Abrams C’97 married Scott Anchin W’96 at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., on June 17. Scott is the son of James Anchin W’65 WG’66. The wedding party included Lee Anchin W’98, Caryn Young C’97, Leah Fischman C’97, Stephanie Kahane Pomerantz C’97, David Fenig C’96, Daniel Abrutyn C’96 and Josh Rosen C’96. “There were many other alumni at the wedding, but too many to list.” Lauren and Scott live in New York, where she works for NetZero, an Internet company, and he is an accountant at Anchin, Block & Anchin.

Nicole Cinnamon C’97 and Rob Bohorad W’94 were engaged on April 21 in Allentown, Pa.

Scott Friedberg W’97 has joined Mimeo.com, the online, secure, business-document printing, binding and delivery firm based in Memphis, Tenn., as manager of online partnerships.

Amy Krinsley Nu’97 and Lee Huang W’95 tied the knot at Woodland Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia on April 15. The bridal party included Eun-Jin Jeong C’96, Allyson Fuller Felo Nu’97, Kathy O’Brien Nu’97, Ashok Kurian C’96 GEd’99 and Glenn Standifer EAS’97. Amy is a nurse at HUP and Lee works at The Enterprise Center <lh@theenterprisecenter.com>; they live in University City, where they recently bought a house.

Erica Levine C’97 and Perry Choset C’96 are engaged, and will be married on Dec. 9, at the Woodbury Jewish Center on Long Island. They are looking forward to celebrating with their special Penn friends. Erica is a physician assistant at a family practice in Manhattan, and Perry is an equity analyst for Centurion Investment Group, a Manhattan money-management firm.

Kelly Rivenbark W’97 married Bryan Coffey in an outdoor ceremony at “the gorgeous Meadowlark Gardens” in Vienna, Va., on March 26. Kelly now lives in Annapolis, working as a healthcare consultant. Fellow colleagues Kathy Nguyen C’97, Alicia Peters W’97 and Gloria Yang W’97 (who sent in this note) were bridesmaids, and Ed Lomotan C’97 and Jon Guljord W’97 also attended.

Lindsay B. Waltower CGS’97 successfully completed the MBA program at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa., majoring in management, finance and entrepreneurship. “Additionally, I am president & CEO of the Waltower Foundation, an Internet startup formed in 1998, that provides human-resource training and information-technology solutions to small and medium-size companies (www.waltowerfoundation.com).”

Hindi Wilding-White W’97 moved from Virginia to Boston in May to pursue a master’s degree in MIS at Boston University. Since graduating, she has been working for American Management Systems, Inc., in Fairfax. “I have been a member of the Alpha Phi Alumni chapter in Northern Virginia, and encourage anyone in a fraternity or sorority to contact their local alumni chapters—it is a great experience. While I have enjoyed living just outside of D.C., I am excited to go back to school. If you are living in the Boston area, send me a line <hindi_wilding-white.wh97@wharton.upenn.edu>.”

Duncan Alvarez WG’98 and Luc╠a Santistevan-Alvarez GGS’98 have added a member to their family: SebastiĚn Mario Alvarez entered the world on March 22; he weighted 6 lbs. 10.5 oz. and measured 19.25 inches. “Both mother and baby are well and dad and sister, Isabel, are very excited.” Duncan and Luc╠a relocated to the Dallas area as a result of the merger between Exxon and Mobil: Duncan is working in the treasurer’s department at the corporate headquarters in Irving.

Debbie Gortler C’98 <dlgortler@aol.com> will be entering Penn Dental with the Class of 2004.

Rebecca Seidel C’98 and Dr. Gary Frank M’00 are happy to announce their engagement. She will be a first-year medical student at Jefferson Medical College, beginning in August <rebeccaseidel@hotmail.com>. He has begun his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They plan to marry in August next year.

Lt. Phoebe S. Choi C’99 <guamababie@yahoo.com> e-mails that “After four challenging years of Navy ROTC, I was finally commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy in August 1999.” From November to March she was in division-officer core training at the Surface Warfare Officer School Command in Newport, R.I., then went through billet specialty training, “completing all my training on May 12. After that, Uncle Sam and his Navy are sending me to serve overseas as first lieutenant aboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), forward deployed out of Yokosuka, Japan.” Leaving for Japan in June, she hopes “to be back on U.S. soil after completing my 24-month-long assignment.”

Stephanie S. Hong W’99 <steph37@wharton.upenn.edu> was engaged to Albert I-Ming Chen in February. This month she starts in the media group of Morgan Stanley’s investment-banking division. He is a research specialist at Penn’s Medical School. Their close friends, Stephen L. Chen C’96 and Lisa M. Chang C’96 were married in December 1998; they are both medical students at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating next June.

Leslie Koo C’99 departed for Haiti in March to begin her Peace Corps service as a small-enterprise development volunteer. Previously she worked for the Corporation for National Service and various U.N. organizations, and volunteered with Amnesty International, UNICEF and a number of tutoring and mentoring projects.


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SENIOR CLASS GIFT
Never too late: The Brahin family had two causes for celebration at Penn’s Commencement ceremonies in May. Father and son Dr. Conrad M. Brahin C’45 and Eric Brahin EAS’00 both received their diplomas from the University. Conrad’s undergraduate education was interrupted by World War II. During the War, medical schools only required three years of college credit; he left Penn early and earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in 1948. Eric has been accepted to Penn’s graduate program in bio-medical engineering and will start this fall. Conrad, who retired from medical practice 13 years ago because he has multiple sclerosis, “will continue his retirement from the field of medicine with the happy thought that he will finally be given his B.A. degree.”
CELEBRATING BEN FRANKLIN

This year was the second Celebration! honoring Benjamin Franklin sponsored by organizations—including Penn—that he founded.

Left to right: Benjamin Franklin Reinauer II W’38, chair of 2000 Celebration!; Elliot L. Shelkrot, President of the Free Library of Philadelphia (holding Benjamin Franklin Founder Bowl); Charles F. Ludwig C’53 L’56, vice chair of 2000 Celebration!

SENIOR CLASS GIFT

In keeping with their apocalyptic graduating year, the Class of 2000 smashed all previous records for senior class gift. The total exceeded $43,000, raised from more than 570 donors. The previous monetary record was $17,851, set by the Class of 1998, and the highest number of donors was 497 in 1994.

The highly visible purpose of the gift—it will fund the Class of 2000 Walk in the Perelman Quadrangle, and seniors who gave $100 or more were able to have their names on the gift plaque—and a year-long effort to build participation through campus signs, mailings, phone and e-mail solicitations, along with the “unselfish hard work of everyone involved” were credited with the unprecedented response. Pictured: gift co-chairs Cori Grosman, Leanne Shear and Brett E. Weinheimer present the check to President Rodin during Alumni Weekend.