William T. Golden C30 Hon79 received the 2001 Scholar-Patriot Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March for his role in creating the National Science Foundation and the Presidents Science Advisory Committee in the early 1950s.
Dr. H. David Prensky C38 D43 retired from dental practice in 1982 and returned from Mexico City, where he had lived for three decades, to Florida, where he had practiced for eight years after the Second World War; he had served as ships dentist in the amphibious forces in the Pacific. The move back brought him to Palm Beach, where he developed a second career: he became a lecturer on music history, giving courses on lives of the great composers at Palm Beach Community College, as well as for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Palm Beach Opera, and the Palm Beach Festival. Currently he is the pre-concert lecturer before Palm Beach concerts of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and chamber-music recitals at the Society of the Four Arts. Sometimes his lecturing activities take him far afield, in one instance back to sea again when he lectured on the transatlantic crossings of the QE2. On another occasion he was the guest lecturer on the life and music of Shostakovich at a Dartmouth College summer seminar. There have also been exhibitions of work from the collection of painting and sculpture he acquired during the years in Mexico: in 1990 the Boca Raton Museum of Art presented selected work from the Bryna Collection, named for his artist wife; and in March last year an enlarged exhibit was put on by the Center of the Arts in Vero Beach. Next year there will be another exhibition in Tallahassee.
C. Graydon Schlichter C39 writes, there is very little to report from this 85-year-old alumnus. However, I am semi-retired from the business as a life underwriter (62 years), but readily available for a game of golf. Life has been really good to me: I have two sons, one of whom has taken over the business. My sole regret is that my wonderful wife of 29 years, passed away in 1972 at 50 years. So I console myself with wonderful memories. Many readers probably have no memory of the Horn & Hardart cafeteria opposite the campus when I was a student. This is where I washed dishes from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily my entire college career, and which enabled me to pay for all my College expenses. This of course denied me opportunities to engage in extra-college activities. Having been raised on a farm, I learned that you did what you had to do to attain your goals: you cant imagine how happy I was when I received my degree from Penn. In spite of my childhood polio at age two, which left me with an impaired right leg and a noticeable limp, I am gratified to the good Lord for this relatively long life with reasonable success. I am a very thankful Ivy Leaguer. In the words of that famous cowboy, Roy Rogers: May the good Lord continue to have a liking for you and yours.
Dr. Jack E. Cole M41 wrote Richard and Sabina, a biography of Rev. Richard Wurmbrand and his wife, Sabina, which was published in April by Xlibris Corporation.
Irving Levine C42 is president and founder of the Copley Fund, Inc., which was awarded by Lipper, a recognized statistician of mutual funds, the number-one ranking for specialty-diversified equity funds for the past 15 years. Also, the March issue of Consumer magazine listed the top 100 funds which had the stamina to weather all sorts of markets Copley Fund is in the top 100. His current tennis rankings are: No. 1, New England 75 Singles age division; No. 1, New England 75 Doubles; No. 1, New England 70 Doubles; and No. 6, nationally 75 Doubles.
Dr. David S. Nemerow D47, Rochester, N.Y., was on an NBC Television affiliate there earlier this year to discuss and demonstrate a new method for the early detection of oral cancer.
Dr. George B. Kauffman C51, professor of chemistry at California State University at Fresno, was honored on the occasion of his 70th birthday by the S. I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Natural Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to chemistry and the history of chemistry, especially to his notable pioneering work on the history of Russian inorganic chemistry and his investigations of the role of Russian inorganic chemists. He has been commissioned to write histories of two divisions of the American Chemical Society, due to appear in the forthcoming 125th-anniversary volume, and biographies of five leading American chemists, to appear in his feature, Kauffmans Chemical Corner in Chemical Heritage. His latest book, Metal and Non-Metal Biguanide Complexes, co-written with Ranajit K. Ray, was published by New Age International Publishers.
Irving M. Hirsh W52 L55 recently met David Harrison L55 and his wife, Ann Epstein Harrison W58 L61, in Marrakesh, Morocco, on a Penn-sponsored tour where he was celebrating his 70th birthday, and they were celebrating their own 40th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Joseph S. Gordon C53 M57 GM63 was installed over Alumni Weekend as president of the Medical Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania for a two-year term. Dr. Kenneth Brayman M81 Gr89 serves as president-elect.
Dr. Joseph Bordogna EE55 GrE64, deputy director and chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation, in June received the 2001 Gold Medal from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for his leadership in the formulation of national policy furthering science, engineering, and technology, and for strengthening the educational infrastructure of these disciplines, and for his support of the societys program to better prepare engineering graduates for the workplace.
Dr. Bettyruth Walter CW55 G77 Gr85 and her husband, Donald J. Goldberg W51, spent six weeks in East Asia, where they biked from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. They also explored Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. As well as biking, I am still teaching, now an advanced mathematics class in Philadelphia for very bright inner-city teenagers in the partners-in-education program. I am also a mentor in the Philadelphia Futures program. My husband is special counsel at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll.
Dr. Frederic Melnick C58 D61 is a dentist in New Hempstead, N.Y., and the father of two Penn graduates, Dr. David Melnick EAS88, a fourth-year surgical resident at the University of Michigan Hospital, and Steven Melnick C91, vice president of media relations for 20th Century Fox Television in Los Angelesand grandfather of Noah, the cutest little kid in Ann Arbor. Fred and his wife, Bobbi, will soon be celebrating their 40th anniversary. He is also president and CEO of Paris Dreams Ltd., the parent company of (www.anamericaninparis.com) a Web site providing information to visitors to Paris and other parts of France. Feel free to contact him at <FMinParis@aol.com> or through the Web site.
Dr. Helen Conrad Davies Gr60, assistant professor of medicine at the University, was honored in March by the American Medical Student Association with its 2001 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence Award.
David H. Marion W60 L63, chair of the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, co-chaired the April Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation. A nationally recognized trial lawyer, he concentrates on business litigation, antitrust, securities, professional-liability, and communication law. He successfully argued the U.S. Supreme Court case Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps, considered a landmark in constitutional and libel law.
Selma Roseman Davis CW61 G62 lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., with her husband of 38 years, Edgar P. Davis C49. With their three children, all alumni, they share 11 degrees. Selma and Edgar are prize-winning freelance journalists with Main Line Life, which has won best newspaper in North America, three years out of the last five. Selmas book, Hula Kapu, has just been published: murder, intrigue, and Polynesian mysticism fill the pages as a group of Hawaiians try to resist land speculators.
Hon. Ronald Rosenfeld W61 in March was nominated president of the Government National Mortgage Association. He was recently the Oklahoma secretary of commerce and earlier had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for corporate finance, 1992-3.
Dr. Wesley B. Truitt C61 <email@example.com> took early retirement a few years ago after 26 years with Northrop Grumman Corp. He is now executive-in-residence at the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor at UCLAs Anderson Graduate School of Management. He wrote Business Planning: A Comprehensive Framework and Process, to be published by Quorum Books this autumn. He and his wife, Marianne, live in Marina del Rey.
Laurence S. Cutler C62 and Judy Alpert Goffman-Cutler CW63 GEd64, Newport, R.I., are proud to announce that The National Museum of American Illustration (www.amerillus.com), which they founded, opened to the public on a reservations basis last year on July 4. It features the original art of Norman Rockwell, N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, and over 2000 paintings of major American illustrators in one of the 10 greatest mansions in America at Vernon Court on Bellevue Avenue in Newport (Architectural Digest, Dec. 1999). They are also creating a memorial park honoring Frederick Law Olmsted, the prominent 19th-century landscape architect, with a memorial arch designed by, and in honor of, Louis I. Kahn Ar24 Hon71. Their daughter Jennifer Gorman, whose biological father was the late Alan Goffman C63, is married to Jon Greenawalt Jr. C91, son of University trustee Mary Ann Greenawalt CW62 and Jon Greenawalt Sr. C61; she gave birth to Allegra Rose Greenawalt on Nov. 2.
Dr. William S. Pierce M62 GM69 was honored in March by the Pennsylvania State Universitys College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center establishing an endowed chair named after him, the William S. Pierce Professorship in Surgery. He is known for his ground-breaking research in circulatory assist and artificial heart pumps.
Dr. Howard Pitkow C62 G63, professor of physiology at Temple University School of Medicine and the Temple Health Sciences Center, in March received a lifetime-achievement award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and the Student Body.
Carol McCullough Fitzgerald CW63 in January became executive director of The Pennsylvania Society, a nonprofit organization which annually honors the accomplishments of Pennsylvanians who have brought glory to the Commonwealth; she is the first woman to serve in that post. In March she was honored by Women Making A Difference, and last year she was the executive producer of PoliticalFest, a multimedia exhibition celebrating American politics, which was staged in Philadelphia during the Republican National Convention. She had recently served as assistant vice president of alumni relations for Drexel University, and earlier as senior associate director of alumni relations at Penn. She serves on the board of Penns Association of Alumnae.
Dr. Evelyn Glace Gilfillan CW64 is the founding head of LGA, Inc., a hi-tech company in Fairfax, Va., that provides high-end applications for research organizations.
Charles S. Hirsch C64 <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes, I have been director of the Santa Monica Hypnotherapy Center since 1991. Recently divorced and newly orphaned (Ruth Schindler Bocour C34), I am spending more and more of my time writing: a workbook on mind-body healing techniques, and a screenplay on the (still unsolved) JFK assassination. Last but not least, I am torn between trading in my Pathfinder for an RX300or 48 Dodge.
Barton Myers GAr64 is principal of Los Angeles-based Barton Myers Associates, Inc., which was selected in April to co-design the Tempe (Ariz.) performing and visual-arts center, which is to be on the banks of the Tempe Town Lake.
Dr. Ronald J. Schindler C64 Gr78 will give a paper on Smith, Marx, Keynes and the New Deal to a graduate-education seminar at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. This paper is a response to the electoral coup detat of President Bush and the plutocrats who run American business and its captive elite universities.
Hon. Daryl F. Todd Sr. W64 <DTodd61986@aol.com> was appointed in December to the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, assigned to the civil division of Atlantic County in the Atlantic City Court House. He lives with his wife, Mary, and youngest son, Dan, in Linwood. His older son, Daryl F. Todd Jr. C91, is director of legal and regulatory affairs for the state Department of Health and Senior Services. His daughter, Bonnie Todd Marino C93, is the recent mother of Patrick Marino and she lives and teaches in Linwood.
Dick Hauser W65, a partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler LLP, was nominated by President Bush in late April to serve as general counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to joining Baker & Hostetler, he served in the White House as deputy counsel to the President from 1981 to 1986; he had earlier served in the Office of Counsel to the President, 1973-4.
Aniello DellaGreca EE66 <email@example.com> e-mails I am working for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in its King of Prussia, Pa., office. My wife, Marie, and I have three lovely daughters: Terri graduated from St Josephs University in computer science and has her masters from Drexel, Rosemary graduated from Villanova with a degree in mathematics, and Lauren is presently a sophomore at Villanova studying chemistry. He was looking forward to being with old friends [at his 45th Reunion] and walking around the campus once again.
Dr. Marye OReilly-Knapp Nu66 GNu74 e-mails, In April I was invited to Ryazan, Russia, a city 140 km southeast of Moscow. I did a workshop for psychotherapists on trauma and dissociation. I also had an opportunity to meet with a group of nurses and physicians: 20 physicians and 34 nurses attended my lecture on Mental Health Nursing in the United States. I was the first nurse, in this region, to speak to a group of physicians and nurses.
Richard M. Selvin C66 <firstname.lastname@example.org> retired in 1997 after 30 years as a newspaper reporter, columnist, and editorand receiving a heart transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had worked at the Burlington (N.J.) County Times and The Courier-Post in Camden, and the Philadelphia Daily News. I got my brains at Penn in 1966, and my heart in 1997: I feel like Ive lived the Wizard of Oz life, thanks to Penn.
Stephan J. Warner WG66, a venture banker and chair and chief executive officer of Crossbow Ventures in West Palm Beach, Fla., was elected in May to the board of eB2B Commerce, Inc., a provider in New York of business-to-business transaction-management services.
Scott Kahn C67, New York, had his fifth exhibition with the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in April and May.
Hon. Michael Stiles C67 has joined the Philadelphia Phillies as vice president of operations and administration. He served as the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania since 1993.
Rep. Katharine McDowell Watson CW67 was elected in November to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She formerly worked in Bucks County government, first as director of public information, and later as deputy administrator, 1996-2000. Locally she served as a township supervisor (1994-2000), and as a member of the Central Bucks School Board, 1985-89. She also served for six years as the first director of the Bucks County highway-safety program, which she created. And she has served as a commissioner representing Pennsylvania on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. A former English teacher, she has taught at Springfield High School in Delaware County. She has operated a home-based public relations firm, Coleraine Consultants, P.R. Katharine has lived in Warrington for 22 years with her husband, James, and son, Derek, who is a photographer with his own business in New York.
R. White GEd67 GrEd75 <email@example.com>,
executive director of the
John S. Altman C68 is co-filmmaker with Aimee Larrabee of the hour-long documentary film, Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie, that aired nationally on PBS on April 20; Barnes and Noble published a companion artbook. In June they had the premiere of their Celebrate Detroit at the citys Henry Ford Museum; it is a companion Imax film to their Kansas City Presents. Johns next project is co-producing a documentary on artist Frederick J. Brown.
William J. Davies PT68 was promoted in March to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Phoebe Ministries, a not-for-profit, multi-facility organization affiliated with the United Church of Christ that specializes in health care, housing, and support services for older people in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Dr. George Kidd Jr. G68 retired in June after 20 years as president of Tiffin University in Ohio.
Dr. Susan McMullen OBrien Nu68 GNu72, Wyndmoor, Pa., was appointed in March associate dean and director of nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. Previously she served on the faculty at the La Salle University nursing school was the coordinator of mental-health and substance-abuse services at La Salles neighborhood nursing center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Ronald D. Klein C69 GEd70 is a professor of English studies at Hiroshima Jogakuin University in Japan, where he has taught English language, literature, and creative writing for 11 years. His book, Interlogue, Studies in Singapore Literature, was recently published by Ethos Books; it consists of 16 interviews with selected Singapore writers, poets, and playwrights, with backgrounds on both the writers and their works. After graduating from Penn he taught English at West Philadelphia High School, trained teachers in Wisconsin and worked in the gifted and talented department of the old U.S. Office of Education. And he was awarded the only doctorate in creativity ever given by the University of Massachusetts. In May 1999, honoring the retirement of Bruce Montgomery after almost-50 years as director of the Penn Glee Club (including when Ronald was a member), he arranged for Monty and the club to tour four Japanese cities giving six concerts in 10 days. The final performance was in Hiroshima where Monty led 1,200 attendees in an encore of Japanese songs he had arranged in advance.
Dr. Lester A. Neidell Gr69, professor of marketing at the University of Tulsa, won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and study the business structure of the Czech Republic. He will be based at the University of Economics Prague from October through February, where he will teach an MBA marketing course in English. His research will examine how the once-heralded privatization experiment in the Czech Republic has failed and he will also explore options for the future.
Sam Gugino C70 e-mails that his fourth book, Low-Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock, published by Chronicle, was nominated by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for its prestigious Cookbook Award in the health and special-diet category.
Deborah R. Kravetz CW70 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My reviews of Philadelphias contemporary-music concerts written for PennSounds, the journal of Composer Services, Inc., will now also appear at (www.sequenza21.com). I also write the Old City Preview column for ArtMatters, the monthly magazine published by Montgomery Newspapers.
Harriet Hankin [Schoonmaker] CW70 is president of CGI Consulting Group, Inc., a full-service benefits-administration company based in Malvern, Pa. In May she was selected Business Woman of the Year by the Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Harvey A. Shapiro GCP70 has been living and working in Japan since he graduated. In April he began his 31st year of teaching McHargian regional planning at Osaka Geijutsu University, in the tradition of his late mentor, Prof. Ian McHarg.
Barry M. Abelson C71 in March was re-elected chair of the executive committee of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. A partner in the Philadelphia office, he concentrates his practice on securities, venture capital, and merger-and-acquisition transactions.
Howard Brownstein C/W71 e-mails I continue to perform battlefield surgery (no anaesthetic, no lab tests) as a turnaround and crisis manager, a partner at Nachman Hays Consulting headquartered outside Philadelphia. In addition to bringin em back alive (or not), we arrange refinancing, recapitalization and restructuring. About 20% of our work involves bankruptcy proceedings. All of this is the flavor of the month these days, as one can imagine. On the personal side, I continue to work on a long-term merger with the lady of my dreams, which also involves the integration of six children and various pets. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed and we are now in due diligence. Im happy to report that the pets have bonded well and the children have formed an alliance against the adults.
Geraldine B. Laybourne GEd71, chair and CEO of Oxygen Media, a multimedia company, was one of 25 leading American businesswomen honored by the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund at its 30th-anniversary celebration in March.
Niles Schore W71, Drexel Hill, Pa., is minority chief counsel to the public-health and welfare committee of the Pennsylvania Senate. In April he was elected to the board of the Green Tree School, a private school in northwest Philadelphia for children with special needs.
Dr. Alan R. Cohen M72 GM76 in April was appointed physician-in-chief at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and chair-designate of the departments of pediatrics there and at Penns School of Medicine. A pediatric hematologist, he has served on the hospitals staff for 23 years.
Dr. Robert J. Edelman C72 <email@example.com> recently changed his career from pathologist in Erie, Pa., to child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh.
Nathan Sturman C72 G75 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My complete translation and English rendition, including all poetry, of the 40-chapter Ming Chinese novel Ping Yao Zhuan by Feng Menglong has been published in completely searchable free e-book form by the University of Oregon at (fluffy.uoregon.edu/read/index.html); the HTML version is available through Books Online at Van Pelt Library.
Joe Williams C72 <MSquid@aol.com> e-mails that his paper, Bleeding the Leviathan: The Country Wife and the World According to Hobbes which examines the Restoration play by William Wycherley, was published in the spring issue of The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies. I have recently been involved in examining the personal papers of the American haiku master Nicholas Virgilio and some of my critical comments on his work are available online in the explications section of the Nick Virgilio Poetry Project (nickvirgilio.rutgers.edu).
Dr. Louis E. Baxter Sr. C73 was promoted to executive medical director of the physicians health program of the Medical Society of New Jersey. Recently he was elected to the board of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and he serves on the national advisory council to the Center of Substance Abuse Treatment, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Tom Feldman C73 is a gastroenterologist with GI & Internal Medicine Associates in Hartford, Conn. His wife, Dr. Joyce Kamanitz, is a practicing psychiatrist in Hartford. His older daughter, Sara, is a freshman at Colby College in Maine. His younger daughter, Jessie, is a junior at Bancroft School in Worcester, Mass. The family made a trip to Philadelphia for a 25th Reunion in 1998. It was great spending time on the Penn campus again, but it was disappointing to miss seeing my old roommates Dr. Alan Krensky C73 M77 and Bruce Gimbel C73, though Bill Keller C73 was there. It would be great hearing from them.
Dan Hanley WG73 <Dan@WeInsureHealth.com> lives and works in Westport, Conn. His company, Health Insurance Advisors, (www.WeInsureHealth.com) is concerned about making medical-expense insurance available at the lowest cost to as many people as possible.
Read D. McNamara WG73 became president in May of the Fuller Brands segment of CPAC, Inc., based in Leicester, N.Y.
Dr. James E. Reibman C73 e-mails, My wife, Bonnie, who did her pediatric residency at CHOP, and I are delighted to report that our older daughter, Rachel, earned an early-admission acceptance to the College, Class of 2005. We live in Providence, R.I., where she and her sister, Abigail, are students at the Moses Brown School. Bonnie is a physician in practice with East Greenwich Pediatrics, and I commute to Easton, Pa., to teach courses on violence in the media and popular culture at Lafayette College. I am also writing the biography of Fredric Wertham, psychiatrist and cultural critic.
Ni“a McCullough Williams CW74, a designer of interiors and gardens, wrote The Illustrated Cottage: A Decorative Fairy Tale Inspired by Provence. She is a contributing editor to Country Living and Victoria magazines, founding editor of Country Living Gardener, and co-author of Country Living Country Gardens, and is currently at work on a new book, The Illustrated Garden. Based in Denver, she continues to pursue her 25-year career in design and publishing.
Robert E. Heideck C75 was re-elected in March to the executive committee of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. The partner-in-charge of the Philadelphia office, he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and construction litigation.
Eric Leininger C75 <email@example.com> e-mails, 2001 is a year of amazing changes and milestones for Claire and me. We celebrated 25 years of marriage in May. Daughter Elizabeth completes her first year at Swarthmore and daughter Emily completes her first year of high school. I was appointed senior vice president for marketing services for Kraft Foods North America. This year also marks the 20th reunion of my MBA class at the University of Michigan.
Jorge Wegbrait C75 ChE75 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was promoted to manager of compound development at Belden Corporation in Richmond, Ind.
Walter L Crimm C76 GAr80 is director of academic and cultural architecture for Ewing Cole Cherry Brott, a Philadelphia-based a multidisciplinary design firm; in April he was appointed a shareholder of the firm. He and his wife, Deenah, and children, Jonas and Emma, live in Philadelphia.
Mindy Kitei C76 <email@example.com> writes that she and Dr. Emil Mondoa WG94 have co-written a mass-market consumer-health book for Ballantine Books, Sugars That Heal: The New Healing Science of Glyconutrients. The programmatic book explores how eight simple sugars derived largely from mushrooms, brans, and Aloe vera are used in China and Japan to treat many diseasesfrom cancer to the common cold, from herpes to HIV, as well as a host of autoimmune illnesses, including lupus, arthritis, and psoriasis. Ballantine will publish Sugars That Heal this summer and a five-city book tour is planned.
Jonathan M. Ansell WG77 is president and chief executive officer of World Access and its subsidiary companies in North America. It is a provider of value-added insurance and call-center services to the travel, credit-card, and financial-services industries. The World Access companies, started by Jon and two partners in the mid-1980s, were recently acquired by Allianz AG, the international insurance company. Jon lives in Richmond, Va., with his wife, Pamela Farnham GRP80, and 15-year-old daughter Katy. He can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Betsy Carr C77 is a high-school Spanish teacher in the Navajo Nation at Chinle High School, Chinle, Ariz. Look me up when you visit Canyon de Chelly.
Rob Frieden C77 <email@example.com>, professor of telecommunications at Penn State University, has published a new book, Managing Internet-Driven Change in International Telecommunications, that tracks the Internets impact on telecommunications. While the Internet may not change everything, it has the potential for eliminating long-standing market models and pricing structures, e.g., the impact of using the Internet to provide long distance telephone calls. I have attempted to blend introductory material with comprehensive coverage of many complex interdisciplinary issues. For more information, (www.artech-house.com).
Lyndall Lambert C77 has joined the aviation-litigation team in Miami office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. Formerly with Barwick, Dillian, Lambert & Ice, P.A., she has nearly 20-years experience defending commercial airlines in complex litigation arising from mass air disasters. She represented airlines in the cases over the 1985 crash of Delta Flight 191, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1995 crash of American Flight 965 near Cali, Colombia.
Martin S Dorph WG78 L79, vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Temple University, was appointed in April to the board of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the economic-development agency of the City of Philadelphia. He and his wife, Carolyn, have three children, Katherine (six), Hannah (four), and Benjamin (one), and they live in Washington Crossing, Pa.
Vincent T. Lombardo C78, an assistant Ohio attorney general in Cleveland, is the new treasurer of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association; a 1981 graduate, he is a trustee and life member of the association.
Bart Shachnow C78 married Barbara Goodman at the magnificent Penn Club of New York on March 20; it is Barts second marriage and Barbaras first. He <firstname.lastname@example.org> is founder and president of Insured, a nationwide insurance and securities training and consulting firm with many blue-chip financial service firms as clients. Bart has a nine-year old daughter, Cosette, who wants to go to Penn. Barbara, a Columbia Law School graduate, is a director in the real estate division at Deutsche Bank.
Dr. Magid A. Abou-Gharbia Gr79, Princeton Junction, N.J., vice president for chemical sciences at Wyeth-Ayerst Research, received in April the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management from the American Chemical Society for his superior guidance in developing new strategies to treat disease.
Paul Kocourek WG79 was named global head of the financial-services practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton, the consulting firm based in McLean, Va. A senior partner who serves on the worldwide board of directors, he has been with the firm for 14 years and previously was head of the companys Asia-Pacific practice.
Meryl D. Pearlstein WG79 was promoted in March from vice president to senior vice president of Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations in New York; she joined the company last year, having been with KWE Associates. She serves on the professional-development committee of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Amanda Uhry C79 G79 e-mails, I own a very successful medical and health-care public relations firm in New York, Seventh Millennium Public Relations. But whats most interesting and fun is that I am just finishing a childrens book on the subject of very young kids questions and issues about interracial and international adoption, The Sayings of Chairwoman Mao Yue. It is based on my daughters and many of her friends experiences and often amazing, astonishing and seemingly nonstop questions and commentary. Mao Yue is my daughter Arabella Eliza Frances Uhrys Chinese name; she was born in Maoming, China, on Nov. 16, 1995 and adopted there in the spring of 1996.
Robert M. Wright CE79 was cited as the 2001 Transportation Engineer of the Year by the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in May. He is manager of the transportation engineering and planning section of the Philadelphia Department of Streets; with the department for 22 years, he has been an engineering manager since 1993. He is active in the ASCE Philadelphia section, and served as its president, 1993-4; he is also the vice-chair of the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council. Robert and his wife, Gail Kellmer Wright C80, live in the Roxborough district of Philadelphia.
Esdaile-Banks W80, director of the Competitive
Edge Initiatives program of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of
Southeastern Pennsylvania, in February
Jayne Davis Perilstein W80 is serving as the executive director of the 125 Years of Women at Penn Celebration, scheduled for Nov. 1-2. She is president of The Arjay Group, Inc, a meeting and special-events planning firm based in Narberth, Pa. The 125th hopes to attract 1,500-2,000 Penn women back to campus, so Jayne is kept busy these days. Find out more about the plans by visiting (www.alumni.upenn.edu/celebratewomen) or e-mailing her at <email@example.com>.
Jonathan D. Shain C80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been appointed vice president and corporate counsel for The Prudential Insurance Company of America in Newark, N.J., where he specializes in securities law. He lives in Newtown, Pa., with his wife, Debbie, and daughter Emily (six) and son Jacob (two).
Amy Albert C81 is a senior editor at Fine Cooking, where she edits, photographs, and writes feature stories and departments and serves as the wine editor. She has shot several covers for the magazine <email@example.com>.
Steffi Pollin Bokser C81 and her husband, Dr. Allan Bokser, warmly welcome the arrival of their first child, Valerie Irene Bokser, on Jan. 28. She looks forward to being a member of the Class of 2023.
Dr. Kenneth Brayman M81 Gr89 serves as president-elect of the Medical Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania; he will assume the president position in two years.
Dr. Ben Kruskal C81, Newton, Mass., was recently remarried to Sue Fendrick; his daughters Meira (11), Shoshana (eight), and Adina (five) were attendants at the wedding. A pediatrician and chief of travel medicine and infection control at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, he is an infectious-disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Debra A. Ludwig C81 e-mails, I have recently left the practice of law to enter into a new profession in computer technology. I am a quality-assurance manager at Allegient Systems, which develops software to manage professional expenses for law firms, as well as Fortune 1000 companies, in an effort to streamline the business <DLudwig@AllegientSystems.com>.
Dr. Kimberly Faust C82, professor of urban studies at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts, in June on a Fulbright Grant conducted research on urban planning in Germany; with other academics she examined reconstruction in eastern Germany.
Robert Fox C82, a partner with the environmental law firm of Manko, Gold & Katcher, LLP, taught a month-long course, United States, China, and International Environmental Law, at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing in March; sponsored by Temple Universitys Beasley School of Law, the course was attended by lawyers, judges, and government officials.
Marc Garber W82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has joined the law firm of Alston & Bird in Atlanta, where he specializes in health-care and white-collar criminal defense. He had been a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice for the past nine years.
Paul Wiggin W82 WG88 and his wife, Lisa, are thrilled to announce that their fourth son, Thomas, was born on Oct. 15. He arrived in the middle of a remodeling project in Hinsdale, Ill., that will one day be his home.
Evan Aidman L83 has published the second edition of his book, Winning Your Personal Injury Claim. The 1997 first edition, sold over 4,000 copies. The 260-page book guides the pro-se plaintiff through personal-injury litigation and also provides guidance to those who are represented by counsel.
Dr. Robert J. Citronberg C83 e-mails, I have been an infectious disease specialist in north-suburban Chicago for the past seven years. I have recently opened a travel-immunization clinic for international travelers. My wife, Erin Kern Citronberg, and I have two precious daughters, Jessica Ariel and Megan Brett. We live in Highland Park, Ill.
Lisa Learner GFA83, an assistant professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., recently gave a presentation on art and mathematics to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She continues to exhibit at the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York and the David David Gallery in Philadelphia.
Siobhan McEnaney-Hayes GEd83 <Siomac@aol.com> recently established her own practice in individual, couple, and family therapy in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; she specializes in strengthening family relationships, children and adolescents, grief and loss, fertility issues, and custody and visitation mediation.
Dr. Paula E. Peinovich Gr83 is vice president for academic affairs at Excelsior College; based in Albany, N.Y., it is the countrys oldest accredited virtual college. A Fulbright Scholar, she was appointed in March to the commission on learning and instructional technologies of the University Continuing Education Association.
Fred Rubin W83 writes that he has recently accepted a new position as executive vice president and chief financial officer of AirMedia, provider of a wireless affinity marketing platform. He and his wife, Laura Mestel Rubin W86, live in Westport, Conn., with their two children, Melanie and Jordan.
Cantor Howard Shalowitz C83 <email@example.com> was elected vice president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He also won the 2000 National Telly Award as co-host for the award-winning television show See Hear which airs live every Monday night. While still practicing law, he continues to serve as cantor and scholar-in-residence at various congregations in this country and Canada on weekends and Jewish holidays.
Dr. Jim Campbell C84 Gr92 has left Stanford to join the faculty of Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor at Childrens Hospital in Boston.
Stephen Sammut WG84, chair and CEO of Buttonwood Ventures, a merchant bank and private-equity firm in Wynnewood, Pa., was elected in May to the board of NexMed, Inc., a developer based in Robbinsville, N.J., of innovative treatments for sexual dysfunction.
Sue Senator C84 G85 was elected to the Brookline (Mass.) School Committee in May. She and Ned Batchelder EAS 84 are the proud parents of Nathaniel (11), Maximillian (nine), and Benjamin (three). Ned and Sue, who met in Van Pelt College House, will celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary this summer. She is a freelance writer on parenting, education, and political issues, and he recently joined a start-up in Cambridge.
Dr. John Velis C84 has received his Ph.D. in business economics and public policy from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomingtonfinalmente! For three years he has been chief economist at Intesa Asset Management in Milan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Stu Siegel W85 and his wife, Jill, were honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations Annual Promise Ball in Philadelphia in May. Stu is CEO of iPlace, a major provider of credit and demographic data services.
Jeffery F. Webb W85 re-joined the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in April as a partner in its labor and employment practice group, and based in its Los Angeles office. An entertainment attorney, he had been vice president of legal affairs for the Fox Group, a division of Rupert Murdochs News Corporation.
Bu C/W86 has been named president and co-CEO of GS Ventures, the
David Eichorn C86 married Catherine Ann Eubank in Kansas City, Mo., in February last year and their first child, Madeleine, was born on Dec. 6. He has completed five years with Lucent Technologies and recently re-located to Massachusetts.
Michael P. Carr EAS86, Wynnewood, Pa., was named a principal of The Vanguard Group, the mutual-fund firm and provider of retirement-plan services based in Valley Forge, Pa. He leads the high-net-worth unit of the direct-investor services-systems group. He joined the company in 1998 as a systems manager in its technology-research department.
Marcy Greenberg Fischer W86 and her husband, Larry, are pleased to announce the birth of Ilana Rachel on April 10. She was welcomed home by her big sister, Shira, and her Golden Retriever, Chloe.
Ann Goldberg C86 and Bruce Loeb W86 are happy to announce that they married on Sept. 9, after being friends since their days at Penn but only dating since Jan. 1999; they got engaged in front of the Ben Franklin statue on College Green. In addition to the father of the groom, Roger Loeb W61, and maid of honor Jean Freedman W86; other alumni in the bridal party included Suzan Onel Bickel C86, Bonnie Zetlin Harte C86, Dr. Melanie Kelton Landau C86, Jeff Kline W86, and Andrew White W86. Ann and Bruce live in New York where she is a managing director at Bear Stearns <email@example.com> and he is an independent marketing consultant <Bruce_Loeb@hotmail.com>.
Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey WG86, the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems and chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Medical School, and director of Penns Institute on Aging, was appointed senior vice president and director of the health-care group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in April, and to the board of Beckman Coulter, Inc., a provider of medical and clinical instrument systems, based in Fullerton, Calif.
Marcy Joseph Markowitz EAS86 and her husband, Kenny, welcomed a daughter, Elena Belle Markowitz, on Nov. 4. My waters broke on my three-year-old twins (Hannah and Jesse) birthdayjust before cutting the cake. Fortunately, Elena held on until early the next morning to have her own birthday. Kenny and I live in Washington and run Earthpace LLC (earthpace.com), a Web development firm specializing in legal environmental data. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. John G. Terino C86 G91 Gr01 <email@example.com> completed and defended his dissertation, In the Shadow of Spreading Ivy: Science, Culture, and the Cold War at the University of Pennsylvania, 1950-1970, on April 22. This fulfilled the requirements for a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science which he was awarded at Commencement.
C86 and her husband, Paul Almond, have established their own
Suzanne Sheehan Becker WEv87 GGS97 was appointed as the new director of development of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in March. She returns to Penn having worked here in a number of development positions from 1990 to 1996; recently she directed the $150 million Annenberg Children Achieving Challenge program and earlier was CEO of Womens Way 1996-99.
Dr. James M. Day Gr87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Birte Henkelmann Day, announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Morris Henkelmann Day, in Brussels on March 22. A professor of human development and psychology of religion at the Universit» catholique de Louvain, James will be on sabbatical during the coming academic year at the University of Cambridge, while he trains for ordination in the Church of England. His daughter Julia (11), was elected mayor of her school this year. James welcomes contact with associates from his years at Penn.
Eric Dubiner C87 <email@example.com> was recently hired as a director for the Seurat Company, a management consultancy based in Boston. I am married to Debra and have a son, Benjamin Philip, who was born on July 12, 1999. We live in Westwood.
Mitch Feinman C87 and Abby Turnoff Feinman W91 extended their family with the birth of Drew Nathaniel on Jan. 27. He joins older brother Harrison, 20 months. Abby and Mitch live in New York where she is a trusts and estates attorney at Rosenman & Colin and is on the board of the Penn Club of New York and he is vice president of business development & marketing for ABCNEWS.com.
David Herman C87 is the new account manager at Capelin Communications, a public relations firm for marketing and communications services in the design and building industry. Over the last 14 years he has been deputy director of public affairs for the Brooklyn borough president, as well as an editor at Mechanical Engineering and an editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has been active in various community, parks, and environmental organizations, including the Prospect Park Alliance Community Committee and the Brooklyn Parks Advocates.
Hon. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. C87 was nominated in March to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. Currently he is vice-chair of the Huntsman Corporation in Salt Lake City. He had served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore 1992-3, and earlier in the Commerce Department from 1989 to 1992, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs and as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International Trade Administration.
Genevieve Jacobi C87 and her husband, Jan Haakonsen, joyfully welcomed home their new daughter, Vivian Aurora, who was born in Seoul on Sept. 28 and adopted on March 6. She joins older brother Alexander (three). We moved to Boulder, Colo., from Norway two years ago. I am enjoying this phase of life as a stay-at-home mom, and Jan works as the production manager for a biotech firm.
Dr. Lisa Litt C/W87 and Michael Knopf C87 welcomed Daniel Aaron Knopf into their family; he joins big brother, Noah. The family lives in New York. Michael is a corporate attorney with Dewey Ballantine LLP, practicing in securities and structured finance. Lisa is a clinical psychologist in private practice and also is clinical director of the Womens Health Project Treatment and Research Center at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Dan Rosenbaum C87 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, an attorney at the New York law firm of Kramer Levin, et al., and his wife, Amy, welcomed their first child, Grace Eliana, on March 4, 2000.
Schlessinger-Mita C87 GEd88 received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology
from Northwestern University in 1997 and her Pennsylvania license in
Scott B. Bober EAS88 is portfolio manager for solvent replacement and recovery products at BOC in Murray Hill, N.J. He and his wife, Valerie, announce the birth of Adam William on March 16; he joins his sister, Natalie, who is two.
Caitlin Mackesy Davies C88 e-mails, Who would believe that Caitlin Mackesy Davies is a mother of two? Another daughter, Madeline Rose, made her appearance on Feb. 27so quickly, that mom didnt have time to get drugs. That smarts.
Stacey Kipnis Geer W88 and her husband, Ronald Geer, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Jonah Shire Geer, in Atlanta on Nov. 13.
Michelle DeAlessio Michel EAS88 and her husband, Matt, happily announce the birth of their second daughter, Annette Nicole, on Jan. 22. She joins her big sister, Joanne, who is two.
Dr. Inge Zelling Regan C88 M93 and her husband, Tom Regan, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Dylan Louis Regan, on Aug. 22, 2000. We are currently living in Princeton, N.J., and loving it. I work as a family doctor in Yardley, Pa., with Clinical Care Associates, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. I also enjoy being an associate professor in the Medical School, and I am involved in teaching residents and medical students. We would love to hear from old friends at <email@example.com>; Marika and Vicky, where are you?
David L. Richter EAS/W88 L92 was recently promoted to president of the project-management group of Hill International, Inc.; based in Willingboro, N.J., it is a worldwide construction-claims and project-management consulting firm. He was previously senior vice president and general counsel. David and his wife, Michelle, live in Princeton Junction.
Anthony T. P. Brooks CGS89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a senior partner and principal in the Mustard Seed Group, Inc., a nonprofit and corporate consulting firm in Miami Beach, Fla. He has announced his candidacy as a city commissioner for the Nov. 6 elections.
Dr. Christian Burchill GNu89 completed his dissertation, A study of the relationship between group-development level and productivity: the intensive-care unit and patient outcome, through the College of Education at Temple University <email@example.com>.
Rimel Magee C89 e-mails, my husband, Christopher Magee, and I
are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Owen William Magee, on
Dec. 11; he joins big brother Nathan Arizona Magee (four). Prior to
Owens birth I was an associate in the labor and employment department
at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young in Philadelphia. We are relocating
to Silicon Valley, where I will be a stay-at-home mom for awhile and
hopefully finding time to
Scott A. Richman W89 e-mails, My wife, Barbara, and I are proud to announce the birth of our second child, Maya Bess Richman, on Feb. 2; she joins big brother Jacob Alex Richman who has just turned three. We live in Westchester County, N.Y. Having worked for a couple of years as an attorney, I am now working for a non-profit organization in a non-legal capacity: I am director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committees former Soviet Union desk <Scott@jdcny.org>. This means that I am the representative at the New York headquarters for this international, Jewish relief-organizations activities in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
David Andreski EE/W90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Carin, proudly announce the birth of their son, Eric Sebastian David Andreski, on May 4; he was born a healthy 9 lbs. 15 oz. and 22 long. They currently live in Amsterdam.
Barry Friedson EAS90 GEng90 was awarded a CFA charter by AIMR last summer and is now vice president, hedge-fund technology, with Deutsche Asset Management in New York. Im engaged to be married to Denise Adams with the wedding to be on Oct. 14, in South Salem, N.Y.
Andrew Mirsky C90 L93 is director of business development at the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal Group. Things are great in Washington and please, anyone whos around, e-mail me at <email@example.com> or call me, Im in the phone book. Ive made no addition to my immediate family that can be described in terms of pounds, ounces, hair or eye color, or adorability, although I have been eating well.
Brian Perman W90 and Jerilyn Saxon Perman C91 along with son, Jacob, are proud to announce the birth of Samuel Levi on Feb. 20. Alumni in the family include grandfather Daniel Saxon W60 and uncle Jonathan Saxon C94. Brians e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Maryanne Senn C90 wed Maj. Richard V. Sheridan III at West Point, N.Y., on March 17. Attending the bash were Jane Muir C90, Dr. Tom Meyer C90 GEd91 Gr96, Lois Bukowski C90, Arthur Daemmrich C91, and Jim Moran C87; Chris Resler C90, Meg Kaufman C90, Sparrow Gabriel (Diane Milano C89), and Rose Ann Lucas C90 attended in spirit. Mare and Rich live on post at the U.S. Military Academy where he is an instructor, and she works in New York for the Association for Computing Machinery, creating their online career-resource center, and can be reached at <Maryanne.Senn.C90@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Jill Sverdlove C90 founded Gotham Writers Workshop in 1993; it is a private creative-writing school, dedicated exclusively to teaching the craft of writing (to more than 4,000 students a year) in New York and online at (WritingClasses.com); she launched the online division in June 1997. Almost one third of students return, or log on again, for another course each semester.
Grace Chung Becker C/W91 <email@example.com> recently completed an assignment at the Pentagon as a special adviser to the Assistant Secretary of the Army in the investigation of the allegation that U.S. military personnel killed hundreds of Korean civilians during the Korean War at No Gun Ri. She and her husband, Brian Becker, have a three-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy.
Dr. Michael J. Brody C91 completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at UNC-Chapel Hill in June and joined Cary Gastroenterology Associates in Cary, N.C., this month. My wife Kay and I welcomed our second son, Connor Brody, to the world on Nov. 29. <MKDBrody@aol.com>
Justin Bullion C91 e-mails, Life in Wellesley, Mass., is good for the Bullion family. I have been married to my wife, Ann, for seven years now, and we have two terrific, if troublesome, boys: William is four and Jack is one. After graduation many moons ago, I worked in New York for approximately 12 minutes, returning to Philly to work for seven years. Staying in the money-management arena, I joined Wellington Management in Boston three years ago and am now a fixed-income portfolio manager there. Unfortunately there has been very little volleyball involvedif anyone in the Boston suburbs needs a sixth, e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Abby Turnoff Feinman W91 and Mitch Feinman C87 extended their family with the birth of Drew Nathaniel on Jan. 27. He joins older brother Harrison, 20 months. Abby and Mitch live in New York where she is a trusts and estates attorney at Rosenman & Colin and is on the board of the Penn Club of New York and he is vice president of business development & marketing for ABCNEWS.com.
L. Fries C91 <email@example.com>
e-mails, I was promoted to
Jon L. Greenawalt Jr. C91 and his wife, Jennifer Goffman, had a child, Allegra Rose Greenawalt, on Nov. 2.
Jeffery Koo Jr. WG91 became president of his familys bank, the Chinatrust Commercial Bank in Taiwan, in 1999. Under him it launched the countrys first online banking service last year. In 1998 he founded GigaMedia, a local broadband Internet-access provider.
Dr. Scott Loev C91 has completed his internal-medicine internship and will continue his residency in anesthesiology at Temple University.
Rachel Panush C91 married long-time beau, Will Grant, in Malibou Lake, Calif., on March 25. Alon Kaplan C92 creatively officiated and Gene Alper C81 sang beautifully. Other alumni celebrating with us included Andy Bender C85 G90 WG90, Nishima Garg Kaplan C/W92, and John Schmidt EAS87. Will works in film production and Rachel oversees PR & marketing for a technology firm by day, and by night dances, gardens, jogs, and paints. No kids yet, but our dog is surely bound for Penns new Cat Chasing Grad school.
Dr. Naland P. Shenoy W91 is married to Tiffany Whitson. We have an almost-three-year-old son, Narayan, Wharton 2020. I am finishing a residency in internal medicine in Orlando, Fla., and received last years Charles D. Englehardt MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Neurology. [This month] I begin a two-year postgraduate fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and medical genetics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Writing in March, he planned to join my two best friends, Shawn Alexander C91 and Mathew Burnett C91 this May at our 10th Reunion, where we hope to renew our decadent ways at our familiar haunts.
Siegel C/W91 e-mails, On the personal side of things, I am happy
Andrea Sanchez Smart C91 writes, My husband, Michael Smart, and I had a baby on Oct. 1; his name is Michael Junior (Mikey). Before that, I was working as director of technical services for CareScience, Inc., a healthcare-technology company. Im now working part-time and enjoying my family full-time <Andrea.Smart.C91@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Daryl F. Todd Jr. C91 is director of legal and regulatory affairs for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Robin Weinberg C91 e-mails, My husband, Todd, and I just celebrated the first birthday of our little girl, Julia Rose, who was born April 20, 2000. She and her pals, Harrison Eric and Drew Nathaniel Feinman, sons of Abby Turnoff Feinman W91 and Mitch Feinman C87, [were looking forward] to [seeing] everyone at the Reunion.
Beth Rachel Podol Beckwith C92 and Dr. Andrew W. Beckwith C92 are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Noah Eli, on June 7, 2000. After graduating from Jefferson Medical College, Andrew will begin residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Womens Hospital-Massachusetts General Hospital. Rachel completed a M.A. in art history from Bryn Mawr College and a M.S. in library and information science from Drexel University; she will join the faculty of the Massachusetts College of Art as a public-services librarian this summer.
Laura Stein Goldfeder C92 L95 and Samuel Goldfeder announce the birth of their daughter, Sabrina Rose, on Feb. 18. Sharing in their joy is Sabrinas brother, Michael, and grandparents Sandra Segal Stein Ed61, and Shirley and Ed Goldfeder. Laura recently joined a new law firm, Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach, LLP, and works with institutional investors in securities class-action litigation. Sam is a sports agent with Artists Management Group. They live in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Adam W. Grasso C92 graduated in August last year from the M.D.-Ph.D. program at Case Western Reserve University. Then I travelled to China for three weeks with my wife, Ying, my son, Henry Han-Ling Grasso, and my mother; while there, we were able to visit with Yings family. Unfortunately I was only able to speak on the phone to my former roommate, William Jing-Wu Shen W92, who currently lives in Hong Kong. We cruised along the Yangtze River to see the Three Gorges before the dam is finished, checked out the terracotta warriors in Xian, the gardens of Suzhou, the Great Wall, and many other sights. During the past year I have been doing a short postdoctoral research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In June [we moved] to Seattle, so I [could] begin my internal medicine residency at the University of Washington.
Mike Guastella C92 married Beth Shields at the New York Botanical Garden on May 11. Alumni attending were best man Mike Anderson EAS/W94, with his wife, Hallie, Kurt Ekert W92, with his wife, Sam, David Ginsberg C91, with his wife, Christine, Matt Manion W92, with his wife, Kerri, Dr. Christine Lundy C92 V96, Terry McLean EAS/W98, Brett Albert W95, and Matt Wilkinson EAS97. Mike is a vice president at TD Waterhouse in New York (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Beth is vice president in charge of retail for Montblanc. They live on the Upper East Side.
Dr. Brian Helmke EAS/W92 recently moved to Charlottesville, Va., to join the biomedical-engineering faculty at the University of Virginia.
Rena Cohen Kopelman C92 and Josh Kopelman W93 announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Elana Sydney, on March 31. Sharing in their happiness are proud uncle Michael Kopelman C97, aunt Amy Richard Kopelman C97, and grandfather Richard Kopelman W65 WG67. Elana is named for her paternal great-grandfather, Seymour Kopelman C33.
Josephine Lee C/W92 e-mails, I have just become an adjunct professor for Central Texas College to teach business and mathematics courses. I will be teaching Navy officers and enlisted men and women in ports around the world and at sea. Until recently I was a manager at American Express working on online-servicing strategy. I live on the Upper East Side in New York with my husband, Joseph Moore Jr., a vice-president at Goldman Sachs <JL385@hotmail.com>.
Dr. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock C92 is very pleased to report that he has been hired to a tenure-track teaching position in the Department of English at Central Michigan University and will be marrying his fianc»e, Astrid Favro-Heald, in August. His e-mail is <email@example.com>.
Dr. Eric Werwa MtE92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was named the 2001-2002 Materials Research Society/Optical Society of America Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Starting in September, he will work in Washington on science and technology issues.
Tony Angeles W93 married Shira Sokal C97 at the Westin Fairfax in Washington on Aug. 26, 2000. Alumni attending were parents-of-the-bride Allen Sokal ChE68 and Judy Berkowitz Sokal C68, maid-of-honor Michelle Sokal Arnette C95, best man John Angeles C01, groomsman Gideon Evans C93, and great friends and family, including Marion Sokal Hubing ChE64 L90, Esther Abowitz Tamburo L97, Myer Berkowitz C66 WG70, Eric Morris C92, Andrea Davis C92, Chad Tanaka W94, Cara de la Cruz C95 and Rob Redei C97, Leslie Metzger C97, Carrie Miller C97, Mike Hafken C97, Evan Fleck C98 and fianc»e Dolya Srivisal W99, Casey Smith C98, Becky Ingis C98, Drew Meade C99, Brad Edelman EE99, and Janina Gilo C00. Tony and Shira live in New York with their two wonderful cats, Emma and Sweetie. They move to Boston in the fall where Shira will begin law school at Harvard and Tony will continue to do graphic design and write musical theater.
Krista Prescop Davis C93 and Chad Erik Andrew Davis EAS93 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Nikolas Erik Davis, on March 20. He weighed 6lbs. 11oz., and joins his almost-three-year-old brother Andrew Tyler Davis. Everyone is doing fine and we can be e-mailed at <email@example.com>.
Goldstein C93 and Tatiana Goldstein W94 announce the birth
of their daughter, Falyn Maya, on Dec. 20. He is currently in his fourth
year of general surgery residency at Columbia Presbyterian. Tatiana
is a vice president at Greenbridge Capital, a venture-capital firm focused
Suzanne Kimball C93 recently re-located to Boston after living in Scottsdale, Ariz., for six years. She is an event marketing manager for the FleetCenter, home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. Would love to hear from fellow alumni <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Bonnie Todd Marino C93 recently gave birth to Patrick Marino; she lives and teaches in Linwood, N.J.
Andrew Mayer WG93 in May was appointed managing director of the services-industries practice of Mobilocity, Inc., a New York-based professional-services firm focused on mobile computing.
Allison G. Bieber McKibben C93 married Jeffrey S. McKibben W93 in Philadelphia on June 24, 2000. Penn alumni in the bridal party included Allisons twin sister Laurie Bieber C93 Ed94, Jeffs brother Jason McKibben C95, Stacy Steinberg C93, Mara Saideman C93, Kristen Russo Oddi C95 and David Oddi W92, Neal Goldman C92, Charles Pak C91, Bill Nicklin EAS/W94, Chris Craley C/W93, and Kenneth Liu W93. Other alumni attending were Kristen Jones C95, Eric Vest C93, Michael Green W92, Trisha Jamison W97 and Stephen Jamison W93, David Lazarus W93, Ruth Center Davis C93 and Chris Davis C93 G93, Debi Stohl Stern C93 and Brian Stern C93, Matthew Applebaum C94 L00, Jeffrey Miller W95, Jeffrey Kaufman C93, Daniel Boland W95, Hilary Marion Hayes C93 GEd94, Jennifer Otto Klein C89, Edward Yorke W81, and Richard Margolis W60. Allison and Jeff live in New York, where she is a managing director at SG Partners, an executive-recruiting firm that specializes in placing professionals into private-equity positions <email@example.com>. He graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2000 and is an associate with Odyssey Investment Partners, a private investment firm.
Jennifer Meyer Ryan Nu93 married Patrick Ryan in Chatham, Mass., on July 1, 2000. Penn friends who celebrated with us included Alexi Lee Shigueta C93, Margot Dobies Lutz C/Nu93, Anne Todd Keogh C93 and Dr. George Geep Keogh C92, Ralph Davidson C92, Lynda Bearman W93, and Heidi Packard Blood WG98 and Chris Blood WG97.
Elizabeth F. Schwartz C93 is proud to announce the formation of her law firm in Miami Beach, Fla. (www.sobelaw.com). She specializes in alternative-family law, estate planning and probate, conflict resolution, and the formation and maintenance of small businesses, with an emphasis on the legal representation of gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities. In addition to serving on the executive committee of the Dade Human Rights Foundation and the board of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, she writes columns and lectures nationally about legal issues confronting the gay community.
Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro C93 married Jeffrey Gregg Shapiro on March 31. Alumni attending included father-of-the-bride Bennett I. Bardfeld W55 L58, maid-of-honor Marianne Alves C93, bridesmaid Kiera Reilly C93, and guests Kenneth MacFarlane C/EAS94, David S. Hunt C90 GCP91, Patrick Matthews C/W93 and Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C94, and Daniel Louzonis C96. Lisas e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jim South W93 married Barbara Hagenbaugh in Frederick, Md., on Oct. 21. They were joined in celebration by Jeff Mensch W94, Steve Barry W95, Yong Hyun EE93, and Brian Doran W93. After honeymooning in Costa Rica, Jim and Barbara now live in Arlington, Va.; he recently accepted a position as manager in the supply-chain group at Accenture <email@example.com>.
C94 and his wife, Megan, were expecting their second child in June.
Karen Buckthal Pinco C94 and Dr. Jeffrey Pinco EAS94 are happy to announce the birth in February of their son, Stephan Aaron, weighing 7lbs. 12oz. Karen is finishing her Ph.D. in the biochemistry, cellular and molecular-biology program at Johns Hopkins Medical School<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Jeffrey is completing a joint pathology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center.
W. Sean Sovak W94, was appointed president of Corporate Property Associates, a publicly held, real estate investment trust. Last year he was appointed executive director of W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, the real-estate investment-banking firm that manages the trust.
C94, Philadelphia, <email@example.com>
in April was named
Jeremy Brosowsky C95 left his job as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs covering the beverage and tobacco industries to return to his first love, journalism; in April 1999 he launched Washington Business Forward, a monthly, regional business magazine for the business leaders of Greater Washington. This June he began rolling out Boston Business Forward.
Congeni C95 recently joined the law offices of McGlinchey Stafford
Basia Dybicki C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently returned from a seven-month sabbatical, during which she got licensed in skydiving, and went backpacking in South America, including the Galapagos. She is now a business analyst at Barnes and Noble.com and lives in New York. She decided not to get married, contrary to what was previously reported here.
Moira K. Gibbons Nu95 GNu00 e-mails, I returned to Penn Nursing and received my MSN in August 2000 and am now a neonatal nurse practitioner. I also got engaged to Dr. Carlos J. Lopez in May 2000. We now live in South Carolina and plan to elope soon.
Biren E. S. Johnson W95 e-mails, After spending some time in Texas as a financial/administrative manager for a major retailer, Im extremely glad to be back on the East Coast in Maryland, where I can experience all of the seasons again. The world of consumer finance is extremely interesting and rewarding: I now work as an account executive for the Community Bank of Northern Virginia. It is an interesting position, one-part mortgage broker, one-part securities broker, and one-part life-insurance salesperson. I am also heavily involved in the recruiting aspect. If anyone is interested in consumer finance, e-mail a resume to me at <email@example.com>; serious applicants only, please. Shoot me an e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if anyone is ever in the area. Much continued success and blessings to Psi, Amania Ahali, and 325.
Edward LaPuma C/W95 in April was appointed president of Carey Institutional Properties, a privately held, fully identified, $550-million, real estate investment trust in New York that invests in single-tenant commercial properties. Last year he was appointed executive director of W.P. Carey & Co. LLC, the real-estate investment-banking firm that owns the trust.
Jessica Fuller Piggott Nu95 and her husband, Jamey, announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Alexander, on April 28;he weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. <ZelePunkin@aol.com>
Alison Steinkamp C95 in October completed her second marathon for charity in Dublin, for which I raised more than $5,000 in honor of my grandmother, Eleanor Temple Taylor CW36. I also ran in the 1999 Anchorage marathon and raised more than $11,000 for the Leukemia Society of America. No further marathons are planned, though I hope to continue my fundraising. I live in Washington, where I work at Proxicom, Inc., an e-business consulting firm. I am caught in the throes of the Internet shake-out: makes life interesting.
Leora Aster-Freiheit C96 G96 recently married Adam Freiheit of Montreal; they live and work in Toronto.
Gil Beverly W96 e-mails, After two seasons as director of basketball operations at Penn, I was accepted into the Warsaw sports-marketing program at the University of Oregon for this upcoming fall; this is an MBA program which specializes in the business of sports. I am very excited about the program, but maybe a little apprehensive to leave Philadelphia for Eugene, Ore. If anyone is in that area, send me a note <email@example.com>.
Brad E. Coren C96 is engaged to Elise Ann Bialilew of Miami; a wedding is planned there for March. He is an attorney with the Miami law firm of Bernstein and Maryanoff, P.A.
Steven R. Ebert C96 GPU98 L00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was selected to serve on the state-legislation committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a transactional associate specializing in public finance with the law firm of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, PLC.
Baruch Goldstein EAS96, recently married Carmit Goldstein in Tel Aviv; he is pursuing a medical degree in Israel. This note is sent by his best friend, Seth Rabinowitz W97. Anyone who would like to contact Baruch and Carmit <email@example.com>, or Seth <firstname.lastname@example.org>, is urged to do so.
Dr. Daniel Koontz EAS96 married Dr. Kyla Buenaventura on March 31, and Jergin Chen EAS96, Nara Hory W96, and Dr. Kevin Chang C/W96 M00 attended. Kyla and I also just graduated from the Medical College of Georgia; now were headed up to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where she will do her pediatrics residency and Ill be doing my residency in neurology.
Marc Leferman C/W96 e-mails, My wife, Susan Maslow Leferman W96 and I had our first baby, Joshua Sol on April 10. She continues to work with seventh and eighth graders at The Mead School, a private school in Stamford, Conn. I am an associate with Wexford Capital LLC, a Greenwich-based money manager, working in both the private-equity and investor-relations areas.
Judy Levy Nu96 GNu98 and Daryl Battaglia are pleased to announce their engagement; they will marry in New York next April.
Allen J. Oh L96 is now an associate with the St. Paul, Minn., law firm of Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. (www.ssiplaw.com). He continues to practice in the area of patent procurement for electronics and computer- related technologies, and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Rebecca Graeves Oyler C96 e-mails, Last summer was a busy one. First, I was appointed policy director of the Pennsylvania Department of State in Harrisburg. In September I married Jason Oyler at the Gettysburg Seminary chapel; Bridget Grimes C93 was a bridesmaid.
Brandon Watson EAS96 W97 WG97 e-mails, I got engaged to Christy McMullen, a Seattle native, on Feb. 24. After working at Microsoft for a few years after graduation, I left to start a company called AskMe Corporation: its a rare profitable startup. However the opportunity to work as a principal at Soros Private Equity was enough to lure me away from the Pacific NW and to Manhattan in May <firstname.lastname@example.org>. I am also now a top 20 professional motorcycle racer in the GPRA National Roadracing Series. Christy and I will marry sometime early next year.
Ji Young Won EAS96 GEng96, who married Jinuk Yoo in 1998 and has a two-year-old son, Ryan, is as an equities analyst at JP Morgan covering technology stocks in Korea <email@example.com>.
Jonathan Ang W97 is a Luce Scholar for 2001-2. Wherever he is assigned, he intends to focus on the ways in which business can address urban poverty. Since 1999 he has been a senior research analyst at Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a non-profit organization in Boston. He is also a tennis teacher and tutor with Tenacity, an intensive after-school program that provides academic tutoring and tennis instruction to Boston public-school students.
Shana Seldin Cassidy C97 and David Cassidy are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Sophie Lillian, on March 6; they live in Fairfax, Va.
Nicole Cinnamon C97 married Robert Bohorad W94 in Hershey, Pa., on May 26. They live in New York, where she works for the NBA and he is a consultant. Jamie Miles C98, Pamela Weiss W97, and Michael Dempsey-Burns EE/W95 GEE95 were among the wedding party. Clarissa Jonas C97, April Kratzer Clark C97, Tim Rusche C97, Justin Ramsey W97, Wendy Bass C97, Jessica Nathanson C97, Michelle Kim C97, Rachel Lord C97, Laurie Nestler C97, Cameron Martz C/W92, Brian Kagen C94, Brian Malewicz W94, Daniel St. Pierre W94, Thomas Morrin C94, and Carolyn Stoeber C94 had planned to attend. Rob and Nicole would love to hear from old classmates and friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Alyson Landa C97 and Dan Margulies W95 were married in Roslyn, N.Y., on March 24. The wedding party included Shelby Landman C97, Julie Rappaport C97, Sandi Greene C97, and Russ Lee EAS96. Also at the wedding were Lindsey Gordon C97, Jordana Silber C97, Sapna Chaudhary C97, Regan Valfer C97, Rebecca Moss C96, as well as Phi Sigma Kappa alumni Hayden Horowitz C95, Dan Contento C96, Harry Weiner C95, Manny Citron W95, Steve Cook W95, Howard Rubin C95, Sunil Marwaha C94, Dan Trotzer C94, Greg Booker EAS96, Ed Balsamo C/W96, Ryan McDermott C95, Rafi Garfield C/W96, Charlie Stewart C96, Jason Hyatt EAS95, Alan Rosenfeld C96, and Larry Ufberg C95. Alyson and Dan met at a Phi Sig Happy Hour seven years ago. They now live in Chicago where she works for McDonalds Corp. while completing her Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and he is an options trader for DBS Partners <email@example.com>; they would love to hear from old friends.
Brett Pogany EAS/W97 married Allison Bosniak C98 on Sept. 17. Tons of alumni attended, including Aaron Hollander W76, Andy Chao MtE93 WEv96, Dan Boland EAS/W95, Jeff Sherry W97, Jeremy Lerman C97, Stuart Evans C97, David Abrams C/W97, Danielle Lloyd C97, Winston Jeshuran C97, Art Mikhlin EAS/W97, Jennifer Sussman W97, Risa Lewak C97, Ryan Gould EAS/W98, and Jennifer Jones C99 V03. We live in Stamford, Conn., where Brett is an associate with First Equity Development and Allison just graduated from Columbia Law School. And, were expecting our first child this coming September. Wed love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Geoffrey Secol L97 <email@example.com> has left the New York office of the law firm Baker & McKenzie to join the global-corporate group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. He continues to handle a broad scope of public and private corporate activity including cross-border transactions, hostile takeovers, friendly transactions, proxy contests, and defensive strategies.
Lindsay Waltower CGS97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has successfully launched the Waltower Foundation, LLC, which firm specializes in staffing, recruiting, career management and human-resource outsourcing for businesses in the IT, business services, consulting, sales/marketing and telecommunications industries.
Adam S. Barrist C98 was recently engaged to Joy DeSario. We will be married in the summer of 2002. I will graduate from Villanova Law School this month, and I will work in the Philadelphia office of the law firm, Delany & OBrien, next year.
Keren Isaacs C98 and Aryeh Lebeau got engaged in December last year and will marry this coming December. She recently completed her third year at George Washington University, working towards a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology. Aryeh works as a business development associate at Thebody.com in New York. Keren will be moving from D.C. to New York in the fall and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Wendy Kanarek C98 and Michael Lipsky C92 were engaged in March. They live in New York, where he is a vice president in the distressed-products group at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, and she will start the MBA program at Columbia Business School in the fall. Friends can contact them at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Jessica Resnick C98 and Chuck Myers W98 WG99 are excited to announce their engagement. He proposed on College Green in May. Were moving to London this summer, so feel free to contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Daniel Roarty WG98 joined Nuveen Investments in May as a vice president and portfolio manager with the research and investment team of its Rittenhouse consulting services in Radnor, Pa. Previously he was vice president in the equity department at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd, LLP.
Rachel Skerritt C98 GEd99 lives in Boston and is having a wonderful time teaching junior-high-school English. She has completed her first fiction novel, which is largely based on her experience at Penn. A great gift for any Penn alum or current student (www.xlibris.com/truthbetold.html).
Jason Auerbach W99 e-mailed in May, The past few weeks have been very exciting. I have left Kargo and I am now excited to have joined IPI Skyscraper, the largest mortgage-brokerage firm in the country. The past few weeks have been fun as I learned mortgages, refinancing, and home-equity loans. My new contact information is work (212) 354-2525, cell (646) 418-8858, <Jason.Auerbach.firstname.lastname@example.org>; I would love to help out anyone who might be interested in a mortgage.
Samuel Bradford Tabas C99 has been accepted as a McCracken Fellow in the Ph.D. program this fall at New York University. Brad plans to study comparative literature both in New York, and on the NYU campus in Paris. Currently he is tending bar at Taquet in Wayne, Pa., and writing a novel.
Henry C. Yip WG99 in April joined AT&T Canada as executive vice president for network services. He was most recently with Telus Corp., where he held various executive positions in the operations area and also initiated the companys multimedia business and created an ASP business in the geomatics area.
Sara J. Braunstein C00, a research analyst at the Robert Frances Group (www.rfgonline.com), an information-technology advisory service for Global 2000 and mid-market executives in Westport, Conn., had her article, The Squeeze on Securities Clearing Companies, published in the Jan/Feb edition of the Wall Street Technology Associations Ticker magazine (www.wsta.org/publications/ticker.pl).
Stacey Feldman C00 and Ron Isaacson EAS00 had a memorable wedding amidst the blizzard on Dec. 31. Armed with snow shovels, the wedding party included Brian Chirls EAS/W00, Renee Farster W99, Ruth Mercado W98, and Dr. Erik Nordgren Gr01. Before the reception was sabotaged by 16 of snow, expected guests included Ruby Arguilla C98, Matt Barkan C00, Pat Ede W/EAS96, Dan Gutin C97, Fred Jauss C99 G99, Andrew Kearney C/EAS00, Lindsay Lion C98 GEd99, Gregg C. Molander C01, Sarvelia Peralta-Duran C01, Paul Pimentel C96, Liz Scanlon C98, Anna Schwarzfeld C00, and Robert Spier EAS01. Those unable to make it were able to catch the ceremony broadcast on NBC or could follow the story in New Yorks Daily News. Stacey and Ron now live happily in Manhattan where she is a media planner for Lowe Lintas & Partners and he designs financial software for Morgan Stanley.
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