38Dr. Arthur S. Jensen Ed38 Gr39 Gr41 and his wife have traveled worldwide, since his 1994 retirement from Westinghouse Electronic Systems Center in Baltimore, completing visits to all seven continents, the Caribbean, and Oceania. An engineering physicist, he had a Letter to the Editor published in Physics Today (December) that briefly described his exciting and fun career as a physicist in industry.
Barbara Morey CW38 writes, I spend lots of my time traveling, mostly in Scotland, and Im always pleased to run into Penn graduates. But as I live in Richmond, Mass., Ive always been involved in town affairs. Best of all, Im glad I went to Penn. Hail Pennsylvania!
42 Dr. Leonard Apt C42, professor of ophthalmology and director emeritus of the division of pediatric ophthalmology at the UCLA School of Medicine, was recently credited with establishing the Leonard Apt Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology and the Leonard Apt Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology. A member of the full-time faculty since 1961 and a founder of UCLAs Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Apt was recognized as the first faculty member of the medical school responsible for endowing both positions.
48 Hon. Harold Berger EE48 L51, a senior partner and managing principal of Berger & Montague, P.C., has been named by Penn Law School as chair of the Friends of Biddle Law Library. He also serves as a member of the board of overseers of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
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52 George W. Nordham L52 has written and published Fifteen Minutes of Fame, which looks at fame in both general and personal ways. This is his 34th booklet on various topics, after having written nine on the Life of George Washington.
Robert A. Fox C52 and Penny Grossman Fox Ed53 in April received annual Heroes of Liberty Awards from the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, for setting the highest standards of citizenship through their exemplary service to their community. An emeritus trustee of the University, Robert Fox also serves on the executive committee of Penn Medicine, the Penn Athletics Advisory Board, and the board of managers of the Wistar Research Institute. He was founder of the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, and has endowed a number of chairs at Penn, including the Frederic Fox Leadership Professorship (in honor of his father), and a number of scholarships. Penny Fox serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Moore College of Art and Design, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
John S. Thomas CE52 writes that he is into a second career after retiring from management consulting (Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York, and Devonshire Associates in Cambridge Mass.). He is a bridge teacher and bridge-club director, and recently published the book Standard American 21, which essentially is the modern version of Charles Gorens standard American bridge system of 50 years ago (www.trafford.com). His first major work was So Mr. Mayor, You Want to Improve Productivity, published in 1974 by the National Commission on Productivity and the Ford Foundation.
53 Barbara L. Greenfield CW53 writes, We are delighted that our grandson Jason Littman Greenfield C04 graduated from Penn 51 years to the day of both grandparents graduations, Albert M. Greenfield W53 and [mine]. Both his father and mother graduated from Penn, Wendy Marcus Greenfield W78 and Albert M. Greenfield III W78. Many relations and spouses have graduated from Pennpossibly 50, definitely over 25. Jason continued his grandmothers tradition and starred in many Penn Players productions, including as Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof. And he represented Penn at the Edinburgh Festival 2003. He plans to continue with a masters in theater at UCLA.
54 Donald E. Wachs C54, a retired instructor of mathematics for 31 years, and his wife, Arleen, recently held a Celebration Of Friendship gathering at their home in Lake Worth, Fla. Alumni attending were Howard Asher W54, Harry Bernhard W54, Lasker Harris W54, Clive Klatzkin W54, and Lawrence Levey C54.
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56 Seymour Kanter C56 retired in 1994 as managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Kanter, Bernstein & Kanter and has been of counsel there since. He serves pro bono as a judge pro tempore for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia and as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Bars fee-disputes committee. He is married to Rhoda Rosen CW54 M58, and is the father of Gregg H. Kanter C84 L90, Lawrence E. Kanter C85 M89, and Brad M. Kanter W92.
57 Dr. Robert B. Daroff C57 M61, professor of neurology at CASE School of Medicine, earlier this year stepped down from his position as chief of staff and senior vice president for academic affairs at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and assumed the positions of interim vice-dean for education and academic affairs at CASE. He was also appointed chief medical officer at two affiliates of the University Hospitals Health System Partnership, St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. John West Shore Hospital.
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60 Robert M. Rosenthal W60 received a certificate of appreciation and a personal letter of commendation from U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld for his creation and leadership of the Spirit of America Tour, which arranges for headline entertainers to do free shows at U.S. domestic military bases. Started in late 2002, the tour has supplied over 30 shows, including such stars Charlie Daniels, Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Dennis Miller, Jo Dee Messina, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
61 H. Robert Fiebach W61 L64, Philadelphia, is chair of the appellate practice and co-chair of the commercial-litigation department at the law firm of Cozen OConnor. In April he spoke on Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case at courses sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
63 Karen Singer Wright CW63 GEd66 writes, After living in Palm Beach, Fla., for 30 years and co-owning a successful real estate company, I moved to rural Maine and a 200-year-old farm. I am in constant awe of the change of seasons, the mountains, lakes, friendly Mainers, total lack of traffic, and wide open spaces. After becoming acclimated to such a new environment, I have decided to raise Tunis sheep and really make use of the farm and wonderful old barn. Everyone says Florida is paradise: they havent been to Maine. My son, Kirk Wohlmuth (son of Paul Wohlmuth W60, who was once on staff at the Wharton School), lived in Thailand for 13 years and has come to Maine also. He and his wife, Chao, have just opened a Thai restaurant in Bridgton and are doing very well. They have a 12-year-old daughter, Samantha.
64 Anne Sceia Klein W64 ASC65 is founding president of Anne Klein & Associates, a public-relations firm based in Marlton, N.J. In May she was inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame. She lives in Medford, N.J., with her husband and business partner, Jerry.
Dr. Phil Nicholson G64, a professor of history, political science, and geography at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., received its Chancellors Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in April. He also teaches courses at Adelphi and Hofstra universities, and at the Cornell University extension program at SUNY Old Westbury. His first book, Who Do We Think We Are? Race and Nation in the Modern World, was published in 1999 and Labors Story in the United States, his second, was published earlier this year by Temple University Press. He and his wife, Linda B. Nicholson SW65, have lived in Amityville since 1969; they have three children, Peter and twins Jennifer and Andrew.
Dr. Ronald J. Schindler C64 Gr78 is teaching business ethics and Introduction to Philosophy at Rutgers University at Camden this summer. Concurrently he is an associate adjunct professor of philosophy at Drexel University.
Richard M. Shusterman L64 is a partner and chair of the ADR-practice group of the Philadelphia law firm of White & Williams, LLP. Recently he spoke at the annual meeting of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel on Attack on Arbitration: A Growing and Troublesome Trend or a Passing Fad; he chairs its ADR section. A member of the distinguished-neutrals panel of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, he is listed in the Guide to the Worlds Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, The International Whos Who of Business Lawyers, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2004.
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65 Richard A. Hauser W65 in June became president of the National Legal Center, a public-interest law and education foundation in Washington. Previously he was general counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also currently serves the Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Alan M. Miller C65 GM73 writes that he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Concord Law School in 2003, where he also took a concentration of courses in health law, offered by the LLM program in health law. Honors received during his law-school career included distinguished scholar, an academic-achievement award for outstanding academic achievement in torts (highest GPA) and moot-court best oral advocate, plaintiff. He currently is a practicing endocrinologist, a partner with Kaiser-Permanente in Southern California, the nations largest HMO. In addition to a full-time medical practice, he serves on the patient safety-risk management committee, dedicated to reducing medical errors and to improving patient care. He plans to be a consultant to law firms specializing in health law, as his medical career winds toward retirement. Having written articles on medical malpractice and medical-product liability law, he hopes to play a bigger role in tort reform, and in the determination of the validity and the admissibility of scientific evidence in the courtroom. In his leisure time he enjoys life with his wife, Sally, a practicing psychiatrist, keeps up with the lives of his father, his five children and two grandchildren, and plays jazz piano and makes CD recordings for friends and family. He may be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
66 Ralph L. OHara W66 writes, I have taken a new opportunity in the corporate sector and am now vice president and controller of the Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a $1-billion revenue provider of worldwide professional staffing, both temporary and permanent, as well as retained executive searches. A recent spin-off from TMP Monster, the company is traded on the Nasdaq. It is based in New York, but with a corporate office in Chicago where I will be working periodically.
Dr. Arthur M. Shapiro C66 is a professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California at Davis He was featured in the March issue of Bioscience, the magazine of the American Institute of Biological Sciences; the article focused on his studies of how native butterflies are adapting to exotic host plants in California.
67 Richard F. Furia C67 is managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Furia & Turner, and serves on the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In May he was honored as Man of the Year by the Ivy Ridge Lodge 251 of the Order Sons of Italy in America, for his tireless dedication and support to the lodge, to the order, to the community as a whole, and to Italian Americans. He has held national and state offices within the organization, including national secretary for its Commission for Social Justice and president of its Pennsylvania Commission for Social Justice. He is also a past-chancellor of the Justinian Society of Italian-American Lawyers, having served on its board since 1984. And Richard is a member of the National Italian American Foundation, Council of 1000. He lives in Wynnewood, Pa., with his wife, Bernadette.
Esther Chairnoff Hershenhorn CW67 teaches writing for children at the University of Chicagos Writers Studio, the Newberry Library, and at Ragale, an artists residency program in Lake Forest, Ill. Her latest picture book, Fancy That (Holiday House, 2003) was named to Bank Street Colleges Best Books of the Year list, starred for special merit; it was also a Junior Library Guild selection.
68 Bill Pomeroy WG68 is founder and CEO of Cxtec, a global provider of equal2new-certified and new computer-networking equipment. In April he was named Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
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70 Arthur W. Frank ASC70 is a professor of sociology at the University of Calgary in Alberta. His new book, The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live, was published by the University of Chicago Press in May. He has also written At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness and The Wounded Storyteller.
Bruce L. Lieb CE70, a partner in the New York law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, in April was named co-chair of its corporate department. He has led the private-equity group there for some years.
Stuart M. Widman C70 <email@example.com> is now a partner at Miller, Shakman & Hamilton in Chicago, where he continues his law practice as a commercial litigator, arbitrator, and mediator. He is devoting more of his time to arbitration and mediation work, and over the past five years has been entrusted with over $170 million of claims. He continues his frequent writing and speaking on alternative dispute resolution, including a chapter on Ethics and Conduct in ADR in the 2001 two-volume publication Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education; an article Peeling the Onion: The Heart of a Trial is the Heart of the Parties in the winter 2002-03 issue of the ABAs Commercial and Business Litigation Journal; an article, Whats Certain is the Lack of Certainty About Who Decides the Existence of the Arbitration Agreement, in last Mays issue of the American Arbitration Associations Dispute Resolution Journal; a commentary on the Federal Arbitration Act for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2004); and presentations on Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses at recent meetings of the ABAs dispute-resolution section. Stuart continues to teach for the American Arbitration Association, serving on its national faculty since 1998, and at the DePaul University College of Law. He has started his fifth year as a member, and his second year as chair, of the City of Lake Forest Building Review Board. His wife, Diana, is a jewelry designer (www.birchtreestudio.net).
71 Barbara P. Barnett GEd71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a teacher of French and head of modern languages at the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa. She produced and directed two documentaries dealing with France and the Holocaust. Visages de la Shoah: Marcel Jabelot (produced with Martha Lubell and Sharon Mullally) won honorable mention in a film competition at the Judah Magnus Museum in Berkeley, Calif. La France Divisee (co-directed with Eileen M. Angelini) was screened at the Lincoln Center as part of the 13th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival.
Howard Brod Brownstein C71 W71, a principal of NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc., a mid-market turnaround- and crisis-management firm based in Narberth, Pa., in April gave a keynote address at the initial meeting of the Japanese chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He serves as plan administrator in Montgomery Ward LLC, the large retail liquidation.
72 Harold Davis C72, an epidemiologist and pediatrician, has retired from the U.S. Public Health Service. In the early 1980s, prior to joining the Public Health Service, he worked in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border and in a black area of then-apartheid South Africa. During his career in the Public Health Service, he worked for the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U. S. Agency for International Development. He now enjoys the natural beauty of Taos, N.M., where he lives year-round.
Robin Palley CW72 writes that she is celebrating a great year. I am now vice president of marketing and communications at the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters, in this, its centennial year. Im driving our e-business initiatives, Ad Council advertising campaign, and developing a direct-response fundraising and alumni initiative. I am also developing various cause-marketing relationships with businesses across the country. My daughter, Alexis, just graduated from medical school at MCP/Hahnemann University and in July embarks on her residency in emergency medicine at Cooper University Medical Center. My son, Josh Palley C04, graduated from Penn in May. My husband, Gil, continues in ER at Crozer Medical Center.
73 Dr. Allen J. Dozor C73 <email@example.com> has just published The Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids (Simon & Schuster), designed to be a practical, hands-on guide for parents of children with asthma, allergies, or both. He is professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, Valhalla, chief of pediatric pulmonology and associate director of pediatrics at the brand new Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. He is also director of the Armand V. Mascia, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Center and principal investigator with the American Lung Associations Hudson Valley Asthma Clinical Research Center.
Tonja A. Koeppel Gr73 has written a novel, Astral Twin, which was published by Xlibris recently.
James E. Reibman C73 is delighted to report that my younger daughter, Abigail, received her early-decision acceptance from Penn. She will join her sister Rachel, who is a senior [this fall]. Next year both will be reading classics. My wife, Bonnie, who did her pediatric residency at CHOP, is very busy this flu season at her office East Greenwich Pediatrics. I still commute from Providence, R.I., to teach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
74 Lynne A. Leopold-Sharp CW74 G74 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, After many years at home, I recently started working as the director of product sales and family giving for the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council in York, Pa. My husband, Dan Sharp, an attorney, and I have three children: Evan (University of Chicago Class of 2005), Anne B. Sharp C07, and Robert (7th grade). I continue to serve in my ninth year as a member of the York Suburban School Board.
Claire Marcus CW74 GFA78 <email@example.com> was recently named 2004 Artist of the Year by the Scranton Arts in Education division of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, in recognition of her school residencies, community-arts projects, and teacher-training programs. Her students have created permanent installations for the South Bethlehem Public Library, Pirates for Peace Ireland, Oasis of Peace on the West Bank, and schools and community organizations throughout Pennsylvania. Her work was included in recent exhibits at Brandeis University, University of Minnesota, the Eli Whitney Museum, the Ohio Craft Museum, and Studio Place Arts in Barre, Vt.
76 Mitchell Feldman C76 writes that he repatriated to the U.S. in November (after having lived in Italy since June 1999) and relocated to Denver in January to become head of the jazz division of the Synergy Media Group. In this capacity he is director of jazz promotions for INDIEgo (a company providing marketing, media relations, and retail and distribution assistance to independent artists and labels), and general manager of Synergy Music, an independent jazz label. While in Italy he was a European correspondent for the jazz magazine Down Beat, and also did a considerable amount of travel writing: his update of a guide to Sardinia for Cadogan, the British travel-book publisher, came out in April. Mitchells jazz activities found him covering events in Scandinavia and France as well as Italy; he also contributed articles on jazz to the International Herald Tribune supplement Italy Daily and to Musica Jazz. He led a workshop on jazz journalism for Jazzit, and conducted preliminary research for a proposed history of jazz in Europe, delivering a paper on that research at a symposium at the 2003 Grenoble Jazz Festival. His other jazz projects included translating into English the website of the French jazz festival Banlieues Bleues.
77 Dr. Barry E. Hirsch M77, professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in February gave a lecture, Dizziness and Hearing Loss, at the United Community Hospital in Grove City, Pa. In April he gave a keynote address before the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology.
Bernard Lee L77, a partner in the real-estate practice group at the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, in May was named vice-chair of its executive committee. He also serves as chair of the its government-assisted/affordable-housing practice group. He serves on the Philadelphia Economic Development Summit Planning Committee, and on the boards of the Metropolitan YMCA and Stop Child Abuse Now. He and his wife, Kathy Bell Lee C77, live in Philadelphia and have two children.
David Locke C77 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently appointed business-unit manager of Kaplan Higher Education On Line (a division of Kaplan, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company). It offers the Concord Law School, an online law school for mostly mid-career professionals who cannot attend traditional law schools, and Kaplan Continuing Education, which provides career-enhancing programs for the nursing and financial-planning professions.
Hillel Zaremba C77 is currently working as research analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, applying his background in multimedia and instructional design to develop its publications, curricula, and videos. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with Joan, his wife of 20 years, and two teenagers, Sara (17) and Alex (15).
78 Sheila Fogel Cahnman C78 GAr81, Wilmette, Ill., has joined the Chicago office of the architectural firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc., as a vice president and principal, where she will serve as leader of its healthcare practice. Previously she was vice president and managing principal at HLM Design.
Dr. Robert A. Gervasi WG78, dean of external programs at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., in April was initiated as a member of its chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Nick Jouriles C78 writes, In October I served as course director for the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly; this is the largest emergency-medicine meeting in the world. At the business portion of that meeting, I was elected to the ACEP board.
Bonnie MacDougal Kistler L78 has been elected of counsel in the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. A bankruptcy lawyer in its Philadelphia office, she has interspersed her legal career of over 20 years with a second career, writing novels. As Bonnie MacDougal, she has written four novels about lawyers and the law: Breach of Trust (1996), Angle of Impact (1998), Out of Order (Ballantine Books, 2000) and Common Pleas (Earnshaw Press, 2003).
Clarence Morgan GFA78 is chair of the Department of Art in the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). Since 1992 he has been a tenured member of the faculty, teaching painting, drawing, and seminars courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Douglas W. Krey C79 was promoted in March from director to vice president in human resources at Capital One Financial Corp. He is based in Richmond, Va., and has been with the company for three years.
Dr. Chester Spatt Gr79, the Mellon Bank Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named chief economist and director of the Office of Economic Analysis at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
81 Jay A. Dubow W81 L84, a partner in the business-litigation practice group and chair of the securities-litigation group at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, was elected a fellow of the ABA in April. He is currently a co-chair of its municipal-securities litigation subcommittee.
Rajesh Garg C81 wrote in May, Its been nearly 25 years and it seems like yesterday at Penn as spring brings the campus to life. Today I live in New York with my wife, Madhu, of 15 years, and two great kids, Arjun (eight) and Surya (five). I am still (after 12 years) at McKinsey & Company: I was recently elected a senior partner and continue to consult to the pharmaceutical and medical-products industry. Who would have guessed that I would serve clients that would bring me back to Philly nearly every week, if not every day, over the last 10 years. Although consulting remains a jealous profession, I get a bit of time for non-profit work as a board member at the New York Blood Center and NYCCHP, an organization founded by Madhu for homeless children.
Bruce Rosenblum C81 is CEO of Inera Inc., a firm that consults on electronic publishing. Its software, eXtyles, is a suite of editorial and XML tools used by scholarly journals worldwide including Nature, Science, JAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Our goal is that when research from Penn (or anywhere else) is published, it goes through eXtyles on the way to publication. He lives in Newton, Mass., with his wife, Irina, and sons Jeff (18) and Aaron (six).
Leslie Sutton-Smith C81 e-mails, I am thrilled that my daughter, Kelly Sutton-Skinner, will be entering Penn as a College freshman this fall. Her journey through acceptance and enrollment has brought back so many wonderful memories of my years at Penn. Mary Sutton-Smith C81 and Katherine Sutton-Smith Preston GEd79 Gr86 are my sisters and my father, Brian Sutton-Smith, is an emeritus professor in the Graduate School of Education. We are delighted that Kelly starts the second generation of the Sutton-Smiths at Penn! I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me, at <email@example.com>.
82 Frank P. Spada Jr. WEv82 joined Pepper Hamilton LLP in March as a partner in its Princeton, N.J., office. A litigator who represents management in all areas of employment law and labor relations, he previously was a shareholder with Flamm, Boroff & Bacine, P.C. in Blue Bell, Pa.
83 James B. Heimowitz C83 G83 WG89 in April was appointed president and chief executive officer of Hill & Knowlton North Asia. With over 20 years of business experience in the Asia Pacific region, most recently he was president of JBH Consulting Group, a consultancy specializing in Asia-market access and strategic positioning. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its independent economic task force on China.
Bob Jex EE83, Vero Beach, Fla., is a senior flight instructor and safety officer with Pan Am International Flight Academy at St. Lucie County International Airport in Fort Pierce, and an aviation-safety counselor for the Orlando Flight Standards District Office. He writes that he recently renewed his master-instructor designation, and that he was appointed the Orlando FAA District 2004 Certified Flight Instructor of the Year.
Kevin A. Reinis ME83 GME84 e-mails, In November I joined Yosemite Technologies as their CEO. Based in Fresno, Calif., it is a private storage software company providing data-protection software to the SMB/SME marketplace. We deliver our solutions via OEM and two-tier distribution and have a global sales team (www.yosemitetech.com). Belinda and I and our four children continue to reside in Austin, Tex. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Wendy Rose WEv84 WG94 in April was appointed managing director of the Princeton, N.J., office of Resources Connection, Inc., an international professional-services firm. Previously she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
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85 Jennifer Bilfield C85 writes, In 2002 I was promoted to president of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. the leading global publisher of copyright concert music. Last December I also became one of the management shareholders in a public-to-private sale. Ive joined the boards of the American Symphony Orchestra League, American Music Center, and continue on committees and boards at ASCAP and Music at the Anthology. Penn classmate Marc D. Ostrow C86 recently signed-on to B&H as VP of business affairs! I still live in New York with my four-year-old, Hallie, and husband-composer, Joel Friedman, who is on the Swarthmore music faculty.
Betsy Garside C85 in March became vice president in charge of communications for The Wilderness Society. Previously she was head of communications for the American Farmland Trust, which aims to safeguard landscapes that serve as buffers for important public wildlands. She serves on the boards of the Potomac River Sports Foundation and Smart Growth America.
Hollis Kurman C85 and her husband, Gert Jan van der Hoeven, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aspen, in November. They live in Amsterdam, and also have a two-year-old son, Skyler. Hollis is founding director of Auberon, an international consultancy specializing in growth strategy.
Tremain Smith C85 recently helped 1st- through 6th-grade students at the Jubilee School in West Philadelphia design and paint a mural in honor of the Harlem Renaissance. Following a two-year study of the renaissance, every Saturday and Sunday in May students, parents, and volunteers painted the mural on the school-yard wall adjacent to the playground.
Diane Glassman Tarshis W85 e-mails, “I currently live in Chicago with my husband, Jay, and my two sons, Marc (five) and Adam (eight). Aside from being a mom, I also run my own firm, Springboard Business Plans, LLC, where I specialize in writing business plans for entrepreneurs. My latest project, however, is in collaboration with Rachel Green Latto C84. We wrote a mother-in-law humor book, Mothers-In-Law Do Everything Wrong* *(M.I.L.D.E.W.), which was published by Andrews McMeel in April. For those who are curious, you can visit our website (www.mymildew.com). Dont be confused by the author namesLiz Bluper and Renée Plastiquegiven our subject matter we had to use pseudonyms!?”
Dr. Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins GNu85 Gr98, Burlington, N.J., an assistant professor in the Rutgers College of Nursing, received the Emerging Nursing Star in Health Disparities Research Award from the Division of Nursing at Howard University; it is awarded annually to nurses who hold a doctoral degree in their discipline and who are nationally or internationally recognized for contributions to research in nursing, especially as it relates to African American health problems or issues. Currently her research is focused on how elderly people with end-stage renal disease interpret their illness. At Rutgers Nursing she is project director of its Bridges to the Doctorate program, which is working to increase the numbers and quality of underrepresented minority nurse scientists.
86 Felicia Sanzari Chernesky C86 writes, My husband, Edward Chernesky, and I would like to announce the birth of our son, Tobias Gerard, on March 11. Toby G. joins big sister Jessica (11), and big brothers, David (10) and Jeffrey (eight). Our house and hearts are very, very full.
Dr. Michael A. Goldstein W86 WG91 G92 GrW93 is an associate professor of finance at Babson College, where he also holds the Joseph Winn Term Chair. He was recently appointed to the Nasdaq economic advisory board. His wife, Dr. Joanne C. Pratt Gr91, is one of the founding faculty members of the new F.W. Olin College of Engineering (www.olin.edu), one of the countrys first stand-alone engineering colleges in 40 years. Michael, Joanne, and their daughter Elizabeth live in Sherborn, Mass.
Jeffrey W. Spear W86 has joined the Pittsburgh office of the law firm of Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firms corporate-practice group. Previously with Buchanan Ingersoll PC, he focuses his practice on business counseling, especially about emerging businesses, including venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. He is president and chair of the Jewish Family and Childrens Service of Pittsburgh, and is also a board member of the Dollar Energy Fund and of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
David J. Steerman C86, Penn Valley, Pa., in March joined Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP as a partner in its litigation departments family-law practice group; his practice is exclusively family law. Previously he was a partner at Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, P.C. On May 5 he appeared on the Comcast Networks program, Money Matters Today, broadcast in the Delaware Valley, and he talked about wills. In May he also served on the faculty at the Pennsylvania Bar Institutes Fundamentals of Family Law program.
Michael Wiener C86 GAr90 relocated to Japan last year to become managing director of Genslers Tokyo office. He also guides the firms global-accounts and strategic-alliances task forces. Previously he had spent nine years in the San Francisco office, where his work focused on projects for the information industry. He is an annual lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, and has been a guest lecturer at the California Polytechnic State University.
87 Mitch Feinman C87 and Abby Turnoff Feinman W91 have relocated from New York to Los Angeles with their sons Harrison (four years old) and Drew (three). Mitch is vice president, content, for News Corp., the company which owns Fox, TV Guide, The New York Post, and HarperCollins in the U.S. and many other media companies overseas, and Abby has transferred to the Century City office of KMZRosenman, a law firm where she made partner in February.
David L. Hildebrand C87 is happy to announce two pieces of good news. His son, Nicholas Josiah Woodhull Hildebrand, was born on Dec. 29 in Memphis, Tenn. Dave also accepted a tenure-track position in the philosophy department at the University of Colorado at Denver; his e-mail is <email@example.com>.
Cindy Shopene Nu87 GNu98 married Andy Callaghan on May 3, 2003, in North East, Pa. His son, Jake (11), was the best man. Sabra Gallo W86, Maria Pino EAS86, and Susan Balogh C87 joined in the celebration, and Sabras daughter, Kendall Post (nine), was the maid-of-honor. The ceremony was followed by a party at a lakeside winery in North East. Cindy and Andy live in Pittsburgh with Jake and their calico cat, Bailey.
88 Phil Eager C88 L91 and Mimi Calter C90 moved to San Francisco in June last year (along with their trusty side-kick, Abigail the tabby cat), and are very much enjoying life in Northern California. Phil was recently named associate general counsel of the Sierra Club, which is based in San Francisco, and Mimi is a knowledge manager in the investment-banking division of Goldman Sachs.
Jim Gladstone C88 writes, My book Gladstones Games to Go!, a collection of equipment-less games for the car, the beach, and anywhere else boredom lurks, was published in May and featured in the June issue of Budget Travel magazine. Part of my reason for writing this book was an attempt to encourage people to get unplugged from the TVs, video games, and other electronic diversions that are taking the place of quality time spent together with family and friends. Its published by Quirk Books, the Philly company founded by David Borgenicht C90. Im living in Philly these days and working as creative director at a marketing firm, doing projects for Kraft, Masterfoods, Johnson & Johnson, and other big companies. Theres lots of info about the new book and other stuff Ive been up to at (www.GoGladstone.com).
Adam Miller W88 and his wife, Michelle, are thrilled to announce the birth of their fourth child, Alec Daniel Miller, on March 17. He joins his sister, Marissa, and his brothers, Ben and Tyler, in a very full house in Armonk, N.Y. Adam can be reached by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ira Rosen C88 e-mails, In a continuing bid to make the world safe for indie music, my family is thrilled to be presenting The BiteTheWaxTadpole Power-Pop Picnic to benefit The Making Headway Foundation (www.makingheadway.org) at our home on Aug. 29. Making Headway is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care, comfort, and cure of children with brain and spinal-cord tumors and other catastrophic neurological illnesses. We couldnt think of a better organization to help out. To assist us on our quest to complete this good deed are 4 (thats right four) of our favorite bands that have agreed on return engagements: The Churchills (www.thechurchills.net), The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com), The Trolleyvox (www.the trolleyvox.com), and Copperpot (www.copperpotmusic.com). How can you stay home? Weve reconnected with a bunch of old friends and classmates running these shows for the past four yearswed love to hear from you! See (www.mydiningroom) for details or contact me at <email@example.com>.
Richard Gusick C89 GEd91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that he and his wife, Kristin Erb Gusick GEd94, welcomed their third child, Henry Slate Gusick, on Jan. 29. They live in West Chester, Pa.
Dr. Aaron G. Margulies C89 writes, On July 1, I began a breast surgical-oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences in Little Rock. I will be doing breast-cancer research, seeking the cure we all so desperately need. My wife, Imelda, and our three children, Rachel (four), Benjamin (two), and Reuben (one), will be my support on this grand adventure.
Dr. Jennifer Hirsh Moore C89 writes, In an attempt to have an infinite number of letters after my name, I have received my M.D. from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine this past June and will start a residency in pediatrics at Yale/New Haven Hospital in July. The M.D. will be added to the Register Architect, as I also received a masters in architecture from Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Architecture and Planning in 1992. I have enjoyed 12 wonderful years married to Joeb Moore, a fellow architect, and we live amongst, unfortunately not in, the grand McMansions of Greenwich, Conn., with our two sons, Ben (10) and Alexander (eight).
Robert Pelberg C89 writes that he, his wife, Wendy, and their three children, Joshua (five), Adam (three), and Noah (one), are doing well. They live in Cincinnati, where he practices invasive, noninterventional cardiology at the Ohio Heart Health Center.
Daniel Pliskin L89, a corporate and securities lawyer in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been elected of counsel in April; he joined Pepper as an associate in 2000.
Susan Adams Tulibacki C89 <Susan.Tulibacki@mbna.com> I am currently a vice president in finance with MBNA America Bank, I live in Wilmington, Del., with my husband, Tom and, our three sons, Adam (five), Justin (three), and Brett (one). After leaving Penn, I graduated from Villanova University with an MBA.
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90 Mimi Calter C90 see Phil Eager C88 L91.
Melissa Checker C90 received her doctorate in anthropology from NYU in 2002. Later that year she was awarded its Deans Outstanding Dissertation Prize. This January, her edited volume, Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power and Public Life, was published by Columbia University Press. She is currently an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Memphis.
Steve Kester WG90 writes, I have recently qualified for and completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships, a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run in the heat, wind, and hills of the Big Island. Helping me recover, and convincing me never to attempt anything that stupid again, were my wife, Kristine Kirlin Kester Nu86 GNu89, and our three children. Also, I recently came out of retirement to buy three healthcare-information companies, a field I know absolutely nothing about. Since a mid-life crisis is obviously occurring, any Penn psychotherapy is welcome!
Heerak Christian Kim C90 is a doctoral candidate in Hebrew, Jewish, and early Christian studies at the University of Cambridge. In his spare time he interviews for Penns secondary-school committee in Britain and is a co-chair of the entertainment committee of the Penn Alumni Club of the United Kingdom. He writes, Recently I published a collection of short stories, Romeo and Juliet in Jerusalem and Other Short Stories, based on my three-plus years living in Jerusalem and doctoral research in Jewish studies under the guidance of leading Israeli experts in the field.
Alexandra Heyman Nash C90 writes, My husband, Grayson Nash WG94, and I are currently living in Milan with our three kids: Pearce is almost four and Crosby and Gioia are 18-month-old twins. Grayson is starting a business in natural-gas storage and another in carbon-dioxide sequestration. Im simply whats considered a casalinga, or housewife, but of course, thats my choice!
Bret I. Parker C90 recently joined Wyeth as chief trademark and assistant general counsel. My wife, Katharine, is still a partner at the Proskauer Rose law firm. Little guys Matthew (six) and Ben (four) keep us on our toes. Would love to hear from old Penn friends (email@example.com).
Adrienne Banks Pitts C90 was elected to partnership in the law firm of Winston & Strawn last fall. Resident in its Chicago office, she is a member of the litigation department, concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation and white-collar defense. Along with her full-time partnership responsibilities, she juggles family life with her husband, Mike, and raising their two-year-old son, Michael William.
91 Brent Allen C91 recently published an article, The Application of Domestic Patent Law to Exported Software, in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law. He also is part of the trial team that in 2003 won the nations fifth-largest jury verdict. Brent practices complex commercial litigation at Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White in Washington.
Robert Checkoway C91, Amsterdam, wrote in May that he will be a delegate to the Democratic Convention in Boston. He is chair of Democrats Abroad Netherlands and co-creator of (www.TellAnAmericanToVote.com), where overseas alumni can download all the forms they need to vote absentee.
Dr. Arthur A. Daemmrich C91, a policy analyst with the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, wrote Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany, published in March by the University of North Carolina Press.
Abby Turnoff Feinman W91 and Mitch Feinman C87 have relocated from New York to Los Angeles with their sons Harrison (four years old) and Drew (three years old). Mitch is vice president, content, for News Corp., the company which owns Fox, TV Guide, The New York Post, and HarperCollins in the U.S. and many others overseas, and Abby has transferred to the Century City office of KMZRosenman, a law firm where she made partner in February.
Jonathan Minsker W91 e-mails, I recently became a partner with the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, a New York-based litigation firm with offices in Manhattan, Newark, Houston, Atlanta, and San Francisco. I specialize in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on litigating business disputes arising out of fraud, breach of contract and other misconduct, and have spent much of the past two years representing the Adelphia Creditors Committee in litigation relating to Adelphias bankruptcy. Among my new partners are Aaron Marks C90 W90, Adam Shiff C89 W89, and Leslie Reider C84. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Katie Pierson C91 e-mails After five years of lobbying and managing political communications for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota, I joined the ranks of independent consultants two years ago. Thats code for doing part-time policy analysis, communications, and fundraising for lefty non-profits while lounging in my pajamas. Ive also been writing political commentaries for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I wouldnt say Im balancing work and family, but I am able to stay ahead of the laundry while advocating for sweeping political reform. I have two perfect daughters, Bryn (four), and Paige (11 months), a nearly perfect partner, Jon (40), a minivan, and a 1960s rambler in the burbs that our realtor assures us has a lot of potential. Its unnerving to find oneself turning into a cliché but Im too tired, frankly, to cultivate an edgier, more glamorous existence. Its all good, though, and I hope the same is true for the rest of you. Please get in touch at <email@example.com>.
Betty Rhiew-Breslin C91 and Mike Breslin are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Mi-Hyun, on Dec. 31. She joins big brother Matthew (three). After taking a year off to be a full-time mom, Betty recently accepted a position at Johnson & Johnson; she can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jonathan Rosenblum C91 e-mails, Since graduating Ive made three cross-country moves: to San Diego for grad school at the Scripps Research Institute; to New York for a post-doc at the Rockefeller University; and back to San Diego to work at a biotech startup called ActivX Biosciences, where Im currently director of discovery biology. Also, I married Dawn Stoddard and become a father: Max Julian Rosenblum was born on Dec. 21. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. Im at <email@example.com> in case anyone wants to catch up.
Dr. Jason Weisstein C91 will complete an orthopaedic-oncology fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of Seattle this summer. He has taken a job in Tucson, Ariz., where he will be the only specialist treating bone- and soft-tissue tumors in Southern Arizona, and one of two surgeons with his expertise in the entire state. He and his wife, Carla, and their two children, Brian and Sammy, look forward to the incredible scenery and year round sun at their new home.
Andrew M. Wertkin C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Sarah Finkle Wertkin GEd98 <email@example.com> are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Jane <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on April 23, in Philadelphia. Andrew would also like to announce that he loves Sarah with an awesome intensity and that he truly is the luckiest man on earth.
92 Dr. Jamie Altman C92 writes, The light of my life, my daughter, Lily, turns one-year-old in July. I returned to the Philadelphia area one year ago, with my wife, Dawn, after four years in Michigan. My wife was kind enough to bring along her two beagles. I recently opened a dermatology practice in Media, Pa.
Lisa Fox Freedman C92 and her husband, Steve, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Joy Freedman, on Dec. 20 in Atlanta. Besides pink, Alexa loves the colors red and blue! We would love to hear from Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Allison Levey Friedman W92 and her husband, Rob, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Steven Saybrook, on Feb 17. His big brother Lee (four) is excited about the newest addition to his family.
Jim Lee C92 writes, After three long, hot summers and two wonderful academic years at the University of Texas at Austin, my partner, Julie Cho, and I will be returning to California this summer. More specifically, well be heading to Ventura, from which well be making daily 30-mile commutes to UC Santa Barbarareally, its not as bad as it soundswhere [we] will begin teaching in the Department of Asian American Studies this fall. In the meantime, if you drop by Austin before then, you can see [me] standing on a local street corner trying to hawk [my] recently-published book, Urban Triangle (University of Minnesota Press), to anyone whod bother to give [me] the time of day.
Armida Marshall W92 writes, Les Marshall Jr. W93 and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twin girls, Jasmine and Leia, on March 30. Jasmine was born 4 lbs. 1 oz. and 16 inches, and Leia was 5 lb. 1 oz. and 17.5 inches. They were born 2.5 weeks early at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., but they came home from the NICU within a week of delivery. Both babies are doing well and growing fast, while Mom and Dad are excited but exhausted from newfound parenthood.
Joonho Um W92 writes, I am enjoying the challenge as being general manager for strategic planning for Green Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (formerly Kukje P&C, founded in 1947 and one of the oldest insurance companies in Korea). Seoul is a colorful and vibrant city that is on the cutting edge of technology, culture, business, and social reforms that will allow for further development into the forefront of the worlds modern nations.
Cindy Wertz Wentzler C92 e-mails, My husband, Todd, and I happily announce the birth of our daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth, in December. She already looks up to her older brother Joseph Robb, who turned five in February. I am an English teacher, musical director, and yearbook adviser at Montoursville (Pa.) High School, in my hometown. I am also working on my masters at Bucknell University. Id love to hear from my Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
93 Marianne Alves C93 <email@example.com> left the Defense Department about a year ago to work as a senior consultant for Centra Technology, Inc., a small company in Arlington, Va., which provides national-security-related research, analysis, and outreach services to mainly government clients. She and her fiancé, Jon, moved to Dale City around the same time, and are not-so busily planning their November 2005 wedding.
Christopher Lee C93 W93 writes, My wife, Sue, and I have returned to the Pacific Northwest, making Seattle our home. I will be practicing intellectual-property litigation and securities arbitration at Rohde & Van Kampen.
Les Marshall Jr. W93 writes, Armida Marshall W92 and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twin girls, Jasmine and Leia, on March 30. Jasmine was born 4 lbs. 1 oz. and 16 inches, and Leia was 5 lb. 1 oz. and 17.5 inches. They were born 2.5 weeks early at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., but they came home from the NICU within a week of delivery. Both babies are doing well and growing fast, while Mom and Dad are excited but exhausted from new-found parenthood.
Jason Pantzer C93 and his wife, Tricia, are delighted to announce the birth of their second daughter, Lauren Danielle Pantzer, on Feb. 27; she weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. Lauren and her sister, Amanda, look great in the Penn colors, red and blueand they were excited for the May graduation of uncle Mark Cohen W04.
Laurence A. Schoen C93 W93 has been promoted to member (partner) of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Resident in its Boston office, he specializes of commercial litigation and the law of privacy. He is also active in anti-cancer causes, and serves on the board of the Melanoma Education Foundation.
Scott Schwartz C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is delighted to report that he married Tobin Freid on March 21 in the Crystal Garden of Castle McCulloch in Jamestown, N.C.; after honeymooning at an eco-resort in Tobago, they returned to their home in Durham. Scott continues to work as a clinical assistant professor of psychology at UNC-CH and Tobin works as an environmental consultant.
Natasha Kapoor Sriraman C93 and her husband, Rajesh Sriraman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Ishan Neil Sriraman, on March 1. He joins his big sister, Sahara, who is almost two. We are truly blessed to have another beautiful and healthy child! We are very excited that Sahara is a big sister! There have been many exciting changes this year, as we have also moved into a new house in Bronxville, N.Y. I have completed a fellowship at Columbia University, and am now at home with my two children.
Peter J. Tantala EAS93 was appointed to the national committee to rewrite the International Zoning Code. He is a principal with the consulting-engineering firm of Tantala Associates in Philadelphia.
Michael R. Unglo C93 writes that he has left New York, and his Greenwich Village apartment, for the grandeur and beauty of Italia, where he is spending his summer before enrolling in graduate studies at Dartmouth.
Gilda Mann Zimmet C93 e-mails, Brian Zimmet and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Aaron Lev Zimmet, on April 22. His bris was attended by Elizabeth Kennedy Pokempner C93, Hilary Hotchkiss C93, Elaine Divelbliss C93 L98, and Liz Herman C93. We can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Debbie Algazy Fredberg C94 WG98 and Josh Fredberg WG97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their second daughter, Sophia Gabrielle, on April 3. Sophie hopes to attend Penn someday with big sister Samantha and cousin Alexis Sydney Algazy (daughter of Abbey Roth C94 and Jeff Algazy C91 GM99. Debbie is an adviser with MBA Strategies, where she helps applicants to MBA programs. Josh is vice president of strategy at Parametric Technology.
Rob Gillam W94 and Stacia Troester Gillam C94 are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Charles Gillam, on Oct. 30. Rob is director of global equities at McKinley Capital Management, Inc., and was recently appointed to its board. Stacia is working part-time as a marketing strategist at Nerland Agency and full-time as a new mom.
Kristin Erb Gusick GEd94 see Richard Gusick C89 GEd91.
Grayson Nash WG94 see Alexandra Heyman Nash C90.
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95 Lisa Roth Kerrigan C95 and Jeff Kerrigan recently welcomed their first child to the family: Jack Kirkland Kerrigan was born on March 14 in Boston. He weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz., and was 22 inches long. He is the grandson of Marsha and Steve Roth W66.
Jay Matsueda W95 writes, For the past three years I have been working in entertainment marketing out here in Los Angeles. But recently, Penn provided an opportunity for me to be the entertainer this time: my band played at this years PennFest LA at the Hollywood Knitting Factory to great response. The group is called Four Years Old and can be heard online at (www.fouryearsold.net).
Mahealani Richardson C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I just received an Edward R. Murrow Award for a half-hour news documentary I hosted and executive produced called War with Iraq, Through the Eyes of Hawaiis Kids. A Murrow award is one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism. Im currently working as an anchor/reporter for KITV, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu.
Mark Sherman C95 and Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C95 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Matthew, on Oct. 17. Josh has become a trusted sidekick to Joey Pink (son of Jenn Friedman-Pink C95) and Zachary Blomberg (son of Jill Heitler Blomberg C94). Despite all the running around with the guys, he loves spending time with his main squeeze, Sophie Kotlove (daughter of Sarah Kotler C95). Rachel is a trusts and estates attorney at Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, Conn. <email@example.com>, and Mark is a criminal and civil attorney in Stamford. Pictures of Josh and his crew can be seen on his Web site (www.joshuasherman.com).
Eric J. Stock C95 and his wife, Danielle Gentin Stock, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Philip, on Jan. 10. The family lives in Manhattans Upper West Side.
Leora Saacks Zabusky C95 and Jonathan Zabusky W95 are thrilled to welcome their daughter, Arielle Brooke, who was born on Feb. 2 in San Francisco. Leora has been working in the oncology commercial organization at Genentech, and Jonathan is a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group.
Scott W. Zeevaart GEng95 is a senior associate of Gannett Fleming, a consulting-engineering and construction-management firm in Harrisburg, Pa. In January he was named the 2004 Young Engineer of the Year by the Central Pennsylvania section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
96 Michael Baughman L96 see Kelly Larsen C98 GEd99.
Rebecca Simon Bramen Nu96 GNu98 writes, My husband, Darren Bramen WG99, and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Sydney Elizabeth, on March 16. Following maternity leave, I will be returning to my position as director of student health at Villanova University.
Suzanne Saldi Garber GGS96 writes, I was recently promoted to managing director, Latin America, for FedEx. I will be based out of Miami and have direct responsibility over sales and operational activity in all of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Most recently I was a corporate sales manager in Washington, a major sales manager in Cincinnati, and a worldwide account manager in Philadelphia. Having grown up in Spain and the Dominican Republic, I am very excited about this wonderful opportunity to grow our international segments.
Matt Gould C96 and his wife, Amy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Makenna, on April 29 in White Plains, N.Y. She weighed in at 8 lbs. 11 oz., and was 21 inches long. Photos of her as well as the rest of the family can be found on (www.geocities.com/gouldfamily2004). Since obtaining an MBA from Yale in 2002, Matt has been working for Ernst & Young as a project manager and Amy is a lawyer specializing in estate planning with Northwestern Mutual Life. Matt would love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Elizabeth Feld Herzberg C96 married David W. Herzberg in New York on March 27. There were many alumni attending, including three maids-of-honor, Caroline Schoenfeld Greenwald C97, Stephanie Kleban Simon C96 W96, and Kim Maxfield Zaides C96; bridesmaids Karen Agam Macarah C96 and Jane Hirschhorn Rosenberg C96; and Benjamin Harris C97, Michelle Nadler Ingber C96 and Matthew Ingber C95, Carin Endzweig Gribetz C96, Hayley Rosenman C96, David E. Simon W95 WG01, Matthew Macarah C98, Nancy Harrison Lascher C96 and Michael Lascher C96, Beata Drizin Kirr W96, Ilan Rosenberg GL02, Todd Shotz C96, Dan Gutin C97, and Jeremy Shapira C96.
Nam-June Joe EAS96 writes, My wife, Terrine, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Madeline Soo-Yun, on Dec. 14. She is happy and healthy, and loves being the center of attention. Im currently a vice president at Lehman Brothers, and am pursuing an executive MBA at New York University.
Andrew Monfried C96 married Marnie Feldberg on March 21 in Orlando, Fla. Groomsmen were Jerry Greenberg C96 G96 and Jason Hochman W96. Other Quakers fans attending were Daniel Gingiss C96, Charles Ornstein C96, Lauren Zaslansky Conner C96 and Eric Conner C96, Karyn Devack Leviner C96 and Ron Leviner C96, Dr. Deborah Levy C96, Melissa Cantor EAS96, Dr. Lori Golden C96, Jon Teitel C96, and Dr. Joseph Miller C60. Andrew and Marnie live in Dallas, Tex., and he would love to hear from Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Lauren Blum Rosenthal C96 and her husband, Jeff Rosenthal, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Isabella, on March 19.
97 Josh Fredberg WG97 see Debbie Algazy Fredberg C94 WG98.
Cindy Dunlap Hinkle C97 recently left Philadelphia and headed towards homeWestern Pennsylvania. After practicing law in Philadelphia for nearly four years, she has joined the Pittsburgh office of her firm Duane Morris LLP. Last year she and her husband, Gerald, had a baby boy, Ryan, and they are enjoying watching him grow and explore.
Dr. Bradley Hirsch D97 and his wife, Dr. Elisa Haberman, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Rosalyn Haberman-Hirsch, on April 23 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. She is the younger sister of their son, Noah Daniel Haberman-Hirsch, who is almost three years old.
Amy Ludvigson C97 married Matt Alfano W98 on Oct. 4 in La Quinta, Calif. Alumni in the wedding party included Sonali Sampat W97, Priyanka Garg W97, Brandon Kronstedt W98, Colin Lang EAS98 W98, and Chris Scarborough EAS98 W98. Other alumni attending included Shiraz Allidina W97, Edina Ghazarossian Bobelian C98, Matt Brletich EAS98 and Tina Robinson Brletich Nu98, Ted Coons EAS98 W98 and Elizabeth Yee Coons C98, Peter Daley EE98 W98, Dustin Hausladen EAS98, Courtney Tamburello Hilbert W97, Andy Kline W98, Mark Landman EE98 and Lindsay Gray Landman C97, Charley Margosian W98, Ben Schnayerson C98, Matt Schneider W97, Stefanie Schwartz C97, Ashish Shah W98, Rachel Sheinbein EAS97, Sacha Thacker W98, Mary Woland C98, and Liana Wu W97. After honeymooning in New Zealand and Australia, Amy and Matt returned to their state of domestic bliss in San Jose, Calif.
Randi Feigenbaum Marshall C97 and Scott Marshall are thrilled to announce the birth of their lovely daughter, Julia Rachel, who came into the world on Feb. 23 at 11:48 a.m., weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz. Her parents, while a bit tired, could not be more proud and overjoyed. Julia, who is already practicing her arm-waving to the Red and Blue, joins a family full of Penn alumni, including grandpa Steve Feigenbaum W70. The entire family, now living in Kew Gardens Hills, N.Y., can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Scott Whalen EAS97 writes, I have been living in New York since graduation. I was recently promoted to vice president at Salomon Smith Barney, in its Global Corporate and Investment Bank.
98 Matt Alfano W98 see Amy Ludvigson C97.
Jeff Blasbalg W98 married Julie Anapolsky on March 6 in Cambridge, Mass. Wedding party alumni included Jeff Meran C99, Josh Hertz W99, and Henry Decsi W98. Many other alumni attended, including Jason Kalish C98 and Alicia Rubinstein Kalish C98, Barak Klein W98, Oliver Cartade W97, Sam Gettler C98, Shana Steinfeld Decsi C98, Aaron Kotok C98, Brian Moore W99, Andrea Fraser C98 W98, Marnie Salkovitz Nu95, Patti Ducoff C96, Andrew Meran W96, Marc Meran C03, and Rachel Alfred C99. Julie and Jeff live in Boston, where he is a senior project manager at REsolve Technology, a real-estate consulting and software company, and she is a program manager at CAP, a clinical-trials management and consulting company.
Caroline L. Chen EAS98 W98 married David T. Tuan at the Old West Church in Boston on Aug. 16. Alumni who celebrated with them included maid-of-honor Elaine Wang C98, bridesmaid Vicky Liu Lee W98, bridesmaid Swee-May Ngeow C98 (who sent in this note), guests Alice Lai Atkins W98, Justin Bergner WG05, Jen Chosak C98 EAS98, Joseph Chu W98, Cindy Chua C98, Lily Horng EAS98 W98, Stephanie Hsu EAS98 W98, Michael Hyun W99, Jin Lee C97, Raymond Lee EAS98, David Lu W98, Esther Luh W98, and Lewis Tchong WG05. Caroline and Dave have relocated to Palo Alto, Calif., where she is attending the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University; she can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Aaron Rubin C98 G99 in June completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in Near Eastern languages. In August he will be starting a job as assistant professor at Penn State University. He will be the head of their Hebrew language program, teaching biblical Hebrew, modern Hebrew, and Aramaic, as well as related literature and linguistics courses.
Jolie Siegel C98 L01 writes that Kelly Larsen C98 GEd99 will marry Michael Baughman L96 this August outside of Philadelphia. Kelly has been working as a third-grade teacher at a charter school in Philadelphia and Michael practices law at a large Philadelphia firm, focusing on First Amendment and securities-litigation issues. The couple was introduced by Susan Zedek Freudenberg C98 GEd99 and her husband, Joe.
Sarah Finkle Wertkin GEd98 see Andrew M. Wertkin C91.
Charles Carol C99 writes that after months of secret planning, he proposed to Amanda Shiffman C02 on the sideline of Franklin Field during halftime of the 2003 Penn Homecoming game. They are happily planning for their June 2005 wedding, to be held in Chicago. After the wedding, Chas, who recently completed his M.A. in national-security studies at Georgetown University, will join Amanda in Evanston, Ill., where she will be pursuing her MBA at Northwesterns Kellogg School of Management.
Lt. Phoebe S. Choi C99 married Youngsam Kim on March 27 in Kwangjoo, South Korea, then honeymooned in Thailand for three days before returning to California. On April 23, they married yet again at a small ceremony in Hanford, Calif. (this time to obtain a marriage license), then spent the weekend enjoying a second honeymoon in Coronado, Calif. He is a missionary based in Monterrey, Mexico, and she was finishing up in May the last month of her active-duty U.S. Naval service as a legal officer for a F/A-18 strike-fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Joshua Goldstein C99 see Farah Schwartz C01 L04.
Emily Bogdanoff Jaffe W99 married David Jaffe on Oct. 26 at Temple Emanu-el in Closter, N.J. Alumni in the wedding party included Mindy Jaffe Smolevitz W82 and Paul Smolevitz W79, Elissa Jaffe Bookner C85, Julie Bierman C99, Julie Virag C98, and Jamie Berger C99, and many other alumni attended. Emily and David honeymooned in Hawaii. They live in Manhattan, where she is an associate in leveraged-capital markets at Citigroup, where he is a director in asset-based finance. Emily can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Dr. Julie Erica Marx C99 writes, On May 13 I graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with an M.D. degree. Starting on July 1, I begin a three-year residency program in pediatric medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Allison Menell C99 see Michael Lean C98.
Jordan Szekely C99 is excited to be moving back to New York this fall to attend Columbia Business School. Having spent two years earlier in New York, he has enjoyed living in Boston while working for a private-equity firm. He is traveling in Australia this summer. As always, feel free to drop him a line at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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00 Paul Feuerstadt C00 has graduated from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In attendance was Dan Solinsky C00 and John Austrian C00. Paul is continuing his training in the Department of Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Lisa Alpart Firestone WG00 married Michael Firestone on Feb. 1. Sheryl Nissenbaum Firestone SW92, Michaels sister-in-law, was a bridesmaid. Eileen Sharkey Rosenfeld WG01, and Lisas cousins, Kenneth Alpart C87 and Craig Eberson C91, all shared in the celebration. Lisa is a senior manager in marketing at American Express. Michael is a CPA and works in finance at Hertz. They honeymooned in the Southern Caribbean, and now live in Fair Lawn, N.J.
Gregory Krykewycz C00 and Sara Kutney C00 are happy to announce our engagement; the wedding ceremony will take place on May 29, 2005, in Wilmington, Del. Weve been dating for more than five years, since Gregs second year (and Saras third) at Penn. Sara is a Ph.D. student at Penn, studying pharmacology, and Gregory has just received his masters degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University. We will continue to live in Center City Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
Dara Lovitz C00 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C. Previously she was an associate with Saltz Hollaender P.C. in Wayne, Pa., where she concentrated her practice on personal injury, product-liability, employment-discrimination, and toxic-tort cases.
Lisa Malbacho Nu00 GNu04 married Thomas Jeffery Gambino Jr. W00 on April 24. He is a son of Thomas Jeffery Gambino Sr. W72 WG76 and Patricia F. Gambino Nu75 GNu79. The ceremony was held in St. Pius X Church in Broomall, Pa., and the reception was held at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia. Jon Gambino C02 was a groomsman. Lindsay J. Steele Nu00 was maid-of-honor. Bridesmaids included Alexis Allen C00, Meghan Butler C00, and Jen Green GNu04. Many alumni attended including Patrick Dougherty W99 and Joanne Piesieski Dougherty C99, Bob Cuthrell W01, Ilan Goldenberg C00 W00, Bryan Goldberg C01, Adam Keil W00, Jill Evancho C00 W00, Melissa Rantz C00, Brian Flounders EAS03, Victor Guss C97, and Janice Palaganas Nu00 GNu01. Lisa and Jeff, who honeymooned in Spain and France, live in Philadelphia and can be reached at <Jeffery.email@example.com>.
Mina Kim C01 e-mails, Im off to trek the world again! She was offered a fellowship to study for a masters in teaching English as a foreign language at the American University in Cairo; the two-year program begins in August. She will also teach English at the Language Institute of the university. She has also started working on her first book, a collection of stories reflecting on the first quarter century of her life. She hopes to finish writing this summer as well as start learning some survival Arabic. All pointers welcome at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lt. Ronald S. Rolph C01 recently returned from a routine deployment on board the USS Pelelieu while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Pendleton, Calif., performing operations in Iraq, the Red Sea, and the Horn of Africa.
Farah Schwartz C01 L04 and Joshua Goldstein C99 were engaged on Jan. 31. She graduated from Penn Law in May and this fall starts as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. He has completed his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and this summer begins his residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. They are planning a wedding for fall 2005.
Shira Widman W01 <email@example.com> got engaged to her Prince Charming, Dr. Adam Zatcoff, on March 16 at Cinderellas Castle in Walt Disney World. They are planning a December wedding.
02 Leah Altmayer C02 married Ian Berclaz on July 5, 2003, in the Catholic Church of Granges in Switzerland; they had married in a civil ceremony in the Swiss Alps nine months earlier. They live in Geneva where she works for Price- waterhouseCoopers and he is at Credit Suisse; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adam Cutler C02 <email@example.com> e-mailed in late March, I am pleased to announce that after graduation I made aliyah, moving to Israel, and have declared citizenship. I founded the Penn Alumni Regional Club of Israel with a membership of over 400. I have also begun a masters in international relations at Bar Ilan University and I now look forward to serving in the Israeli Defense Forces at the end of the coming academic year.
Jed Adam Gross C02 writes, Im excited to report that my first scholarly article, titled Getting Disability Insurance to Work, can be found in the latest issue (vol.7, no.1) of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal. Hopefully, there will be many more publications to come!
Tripp Hornick C02, executive producer, and fellow Wigger Ryan Baber C02, artistic director, of Blind Monkey Productions are producing its first Equity Off Broadway show this summer. Ryan will also direct, with Tripp acting in a leading role. The world premiere of the play Teachers Lounge will be presented for a limited run the second and third week of July at the Abingdon Theater at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are available at (www.smarttix.com).
Amanda Shiffman C02 see Charles Carol C99.
03 Lisa Pettinati C03, a law student at American University in Washington, was awarded its Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship to work in India over the summer at the India Center for Human Rights and Law.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette