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1920s

Dr. Joshua Simon Somers C’27 D’28, who lived and practiced dentistry in the Logan section of Philadelphia from 1928 to 1992, celebrated his 92nd birthday with more than 100 well-wishers in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in May. Josh (or “Slick” as he was known to his classmates) shadow boxes, does 50 push-ups, and walks three miles of the Wissahickon trails daily. His two sons are Penn grads, Dr. Laurence A. Somers C’52 M’56 and Dr. Robert G. Somers C’54, as are four of his grandchildren and three of their spouses, Dr. Jonathan Somers C’82 M’86 and Dorothy Mayson GEd’81 W’85, Dr. Debra Lynn Somers Copit C’85, Dr. Marjorie Somers M’90 and Dr. Frank Silvestry M’90 GM’93, and Dr. Liza R. Somers M’93 and Dr. Daniel Mines M’85 GM’99 GM’99. Josh invites all alumni to his 100th birthday—“if they are still alive.” And he calls attention to the days when Class cheers were more colorful, his being “(belch) … pardon me, something I ate, Pennsylvania twenty-eight.”

1930s

Bob Bolton W’30, senior chair of Bank One in Alexandria, La., received the first ever lifetime-achievement award of the Louisiana Bankers Association in April. An Alexandria native, he returned there in 1932 to work at the Rapides Bank, now part of Bank One.

Dr. Eleanor Anglin Price Ed’31 G’34 received a lifetime-achievement award from the National Association of Social Workers in June. She retired as professor of social work and guidance counselor at Northern Illinois University College of Education in 1974, and has volunteered with the H. Douglas Singer Mental Health Center, where she worked with sexually abused children. Recently she completed training to become a court-appointed special advocate and already has a caseload. “I found myself when I started to work with families,” she said. “After I retired, I figured I needed to find kids to work for. That is what helps me keep going.”

Theodore K. Warner Jr. C’31 L’34 was presented with a medallion, as a new, 50-years member, by the American Law Institute in May.

Dr. Richard S. Lane D’35, Indian Wells, Calif., writes: “By the time you read this I will have celebrated my 92nd birthday. My family and friends gave me a big party. Also, I will be finishing my 18th year as a student at the local College of the Desert; it is a two-year college that requires 60 units to graduate: I already have 95. I refuse to graduate because when you do you can’t continue to take classes, and I hope to continue at COD.”

Bernard Frank L’38 in March received the Wallenberg Tribute Award from the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College, and in July he was made a fellow of the ABA’s administrative-law and regulatory-practice section.

1940s

Dr. Leonard Apt C’42, professor of ophthalmology at UCLA and emeritus head of pediatric ophthalmology at its Jules Stein Eye Institute, was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics establishing an annual lecture in his name to reflect his pioneering career: he was the first physician in this country to be board-certified in both pediatrics and ophthalmology and helped create the medical sub-specialty of pediatric ophthalmology.

Dr. Kenneth D. Cohen C’49 GM’81 “returned [in June] after 11 days in Moscow and St.
Petersburg. I was teaching and supervising (through translators) in three separate psychoanalytic institutes. We stayed in flats (apartments) with the local people. The program was under the auspices of the American Psychoanalytic Association. But all was not work; evenings were spent at the Bolshoi, the Mosiev Folk Dancers and the opera, as well as a concert led by Maestro Riccardo Muti with the La Scala Orchestra. This was our second such trip and it was a most interesting and rewarding experience.”

1950s

Dr. Robert B. Daroff C’57 M’61, chief of staff and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and professor of neurology and associate dean at Case Western Resrve University, is president-elect of the American Headache Society, assuming the position in 2002.

Dr. John A. Buesseler GM’51 was recognized in May as founding dean and emeritus vice president for health affairs and health sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He was founding dean of the medical school and CEO of its medical center from 1970 till August 1998.

Sen. Arlen Specter C’51 was recognized by the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation as its community leader of the year, for his nearly four decades of service to the people of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. He was also credited for achieving increased funding for the National Institute of Health: “… funding for arthritis research and programs will see an increase of $49 million” next fiscal year.

Laurence I. Guthmann W’52 <LGuthm@aol.com> is chair of Supreme Finance Corp., a commercial-finance company in Chicago. He lives with his wife in Highland Park, and they have nine grandchildren. They winter at Frenchman’s Creek in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Harris Comisky W’53 L’56, a partner in the real-estate department of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, spoke at the April meeting of the Tri-State Commercial and Industrial Association of Realtors on “Recent Changes to the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act.”

Charles F. Ludwig C’53 L’56 was recently elected vice-chair of the Schuylkill River Development Council, which is building a new park running 1 1/2 miles along the east bank, from the Fairmount Dam at the Art Museum south to Lombard Street. The council has been designated the planner and coordinator of development of the entire tidal Schuykill, from the dam to the Delaware River, including environmental, recreational, commercial and residential development.

Phyllis Rubin Polk CW’54, public-relations coordinator of Philadelphia’s Office of City Representative, was elected chair of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association in June.

Douglas Ann Boutin Bohman OT’55 recently “completed her second term as chair of the Board of Selectmen for the town of Chatham, Mass., which is at the elbow of Cape Cod. She was the first woman ever elected to this post, the highest elected official in the town, since it was incorporated in 1712,” writes her husband, Ray Bohman W’55.

Dr. W. Benson Harer Jr. M’56 GM’60, San Bernardino, Calif., chief of staff at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, was installed as president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in May. He is the founding past-president of the California Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a past president of the American Society of Forensic Obstetricians-Gynecologists.

Hugh Jascourt C’56 was one of four officials honored at the Penn Relays as a master official. Currently he is a mediator and arbitrator and serves as president of the Agency for Dispute Resolution and Synergistic Relations.

Dr. Michael Eigen C’57 has written a new book, Damaged Bonds, soon to be published by Karnac Books. His Toxic Nourishment was published by Karnac. He was a keynote speaker for the Institute for Expressive Analysis last autumn, for the European Association of Psychotherapy and the Irish Council of Psychotherapy in June, and the Westchester (N.Y.) Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in September.

J. Michael Everett Ar’58 GAr’59 has stepped down as dean of architecture and design and professor of architecture and landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Joining RISD in 1969, he has served as head of landscape architecture, faculty chair, and, for the last five years, dean. After an accrued year’s leave, he will retire to focus on stencil prints, sculpture and garden design, and to set up a new organization for community policy, operations and design.

Peter M. Fass W’58 has joined the New York law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP as a corporate partner. He specializes in tax-advantaged financing for the real-estate industry, and is the author of the eight-volume work, Tax Advantaged Securities, LLPs, Pass Throughs and Other Vehicles.

Stanley Warchaizer EE’58 retired from Lockheed Martin in 1998 as vice president of classified programs for management and data systems. Since then he has audited courses at Penn and volunteered at the University Museum and at the Engineering School.

1960s

Charles A. Heimbold Jr. L’60, chair and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb, in June received the Nelson Mandela Award for establishing the Secure the Future program, which provides care and support for women and children in Southern Africa infected with HIV/AIDS.

William Boyd Katz W’60 had his second book, on federal tax law, philosophy and socio-economics, placed on the library shelves of the Inn at Penn Hotel and the relocated Faculty Club.

Warren E. Peterson W’62 <wepwep@aol.com> has retired from The Boeing Company in Seattle, where he was a business-operations manager in the space and communications group.

Ya’akov (Jerrold) Aronson Ed’61 <aronson@mail.biu.ac.il>, university librarian of Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, received a British Council scholarship to attend a week-long seminar at Loughborough University in February on “The electronic library: strategic, policy and management issues.” He was also awarded a grant by the Littauer Foundation to attend the June convention in Washington of the Association of Jewish Libraries, where he delivered a paper on the Rambam Library in Tel Aviv, its history and functions. Four of his five daughters are married and he has, to date, 13 grandchildren.

Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen and O’Connor, was named one of the country’s 100 most influential lawyers by the National Law Journal in July “for his innovative approaches to litigation in major complex cases and for leading his firm to the top ranks of the country’s law practices.”

Dr. Thomas C. Lowe GEE’62 GrE’66 <tclowe@erols.com> in March visited his missionary family, his late-wife Marilyn’s daughter, her husband and their six youngest children, in Trinidad. In April he and Kathleen T. Dowd announced their engagement to be married in October.

Dan Rottenberg C’64 was appointed editor of Family Business, the national quarterly for and about family-owned companies, effective with this autumn’s issue (www.familybusinessmagazine.com).

Judith Lipton Yellin CW’64 <managingpartner@mediaone.net>, founder and owner of Managing Partner Organizing Services (www.managing-partner.com), was re-elected for a second term to the board of New England Professional Organizers. Judie lives in Newton, Mass.

Beverly Rutman Budin CW’65, a partner in the estates department of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, made a presentation on “Gift Tax Finality” to a taxation-section meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association in May.

Kevin B. Cronin C’65 was recently appointed administrator of the natural-gas division of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in Madison. Previously, he served the commission as chief counsel of the electric division and assistant general counsel. In addition, he was listed in both Who’s Who in America (55th ed.), and Who’s Who in American Law (11th ed.), for the second time. He lives with his wife, Patti, and son, Kevin (15), in Middleton.

Dr. Nohad A. Toulan Gr’65, dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University in Oregon, was recognized as a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners in April.

Marty Weinstein W’65 <BACR2@aol.com> lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his wife, Carol, and is executive director of Bay Area Community Resources, which just received a national competitive Americorps grant. Marty has “discovered the joy of being a grandfather along with a passion for ceramics. Tennis and golf are also a constant.”

Dr. Dorothy Brooten Nu’66 GNu’70 Gr’80, dean and professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University, in May received the Honor A Researcher Award from the childbearing section of the Midwestern Nursing Research Society for her contributions to nursing research on women’s health.

Maurice Heckscher C’67 is “still running my own recruiting business and still playing squash, believe it or not. My oldest boy is married and running a mutual fund in Bermuda, while my other four are still fancy-free: one teaching in New Orleans, two at Cornell (sorry) and the last (hurrah) a junior in high school. Would love to hear from Penn friends at <mheckscher@aol.com>.”

Thomas R. Bond CGS’67, Philadelphia, director of the workers’ compensation group in the regional defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, in May was re-appointed to the board of PCI Insurance, Inc., the insurance arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce.

Jeffrey B. Albert C’68, a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of McKissock & Hoffman, P.C., concentrates his practice on the representation of attorneys and other matters involving the legal profession. Two of his articles appeared in the April issues of the Independence chapter newsletter of the Association of Legal Administrators and the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly. He spoke at the “Dispute Resolution Institute Personal Injury Potpourri” seminar in Philadelphia in June.

Don Morrison C’68 and Ann Pepek Morrison G’68 have moved to London to co-edit the Europe edition of Time, “the first Time co-editors since Henry Luce and Britton Hadden founded the magazine 77 years ago.”

Mark G. Yudof L’68, president of the University of Minnesota, recently returned from a trip to China and Taiwan, where he visited universities with which Minnesota has academic-exchange programs and made contact with Minnesota’s alumni there. He also received honorary professorships from Peking University, Fudan University in Hong Kong, Xi’an Jiaotong University in Shanghai, and the Fourth Military Medical University.

Mark Lieberman W’69 <MarkL684@aol.com> has been elected a director of the Citizens Union, “the oldest, largest and most influential good-government organization in New York.” He was also recently elected treasurer of the Brooklyn Public Library, of which he has been a trustee since 1998. He continues in his “day job” as senior vice president, credit, and risk-management coordinator of The Dime Savings Bank of New York.

Donald J. Stastny GAr’69 GCP’69 GFA’69, the principal planner at Stastny Brun Architects of Portland, Ore., was recognized as a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners in April.

1970s

Timothy J. Carson W’70, Philadelphia, a partner in the regional law firm of Saul Ewing, was elected chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and chair of its executive committee, till June next year. (The Delaware Valley is the fifth largest metropolitan region in the country.) He is currently vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

John S. Hoffman C’70 <hoffman@worksmart-enterprises.com> e-mails that after graduate school at MIT he was a consultant in Chicago, then headed stratospheric ozone at the EPA, where he went on to start its Energy Star and Green Lights programs. Three years ago he founded WorkSmart Energy, and has since “incubated three new companies, marketing with breakthrough energy technologies WorkSmart developed and patented.” Married to a “wonderful wife, [with] one beautiful and bright and happy daughter, [he is] having a fine time and hope others are too.”

Dayton Duncan C’71 was recently awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Drake University for his work in bringing American history to the public through his six books and documentary films with Ken Burns for PBS. It is his second honorary degree: in 1999 he was awarded a doctorate in humane letters from Franklin Pierce College. Duncan lives in Walpole, N.H., and is currently working with Burns on a film biography of Mark Twain, scheduled to air on PBS in the fall of next year.

Bob Hallock W’71 and Fritzi Kolker Hallock C/W’83 are pleased to announce the birth of Charles Stuart Hallock on March 10. Charlie joins big brother Stephen and big sister Amanda in Baltimore, where Bob is the general manager of Lion Headwear (a cap and hat manufacturer) and Fritzi is president of MarketSmart (a real estate consulting firm).

Dr. Jason Mann C’71 and Dr. Belle Sheppard Mann CW’71 have moved to Portland, Ore.: he has accepted a position as an oncologist-hematologist at Kaiser NW Permanente, and she will teach yoga. They can be reached at <Jason.Mann@kp.org> and <bellemann77@yahoo.com>.

Dr Eileen Landy G’72 Gr’78, professor of sociology at the SUNY College at Old Westbury, was honored with this year’s State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Robin Lichten Palley CW’72 is now senior vice president of WebMD Health, an Internet site that helps families manage their health care. She and her husband, Gilbert, are delighted that their son, Josh, matriculates at Penn this month, while their daughter, Alexis, enters her second year in medical school at MCP Hahnemann.

Elaine Smith CW’72, a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, received the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest award for mathematics teachers.

David S. Romanik W’73 <davidromanik@gulfstreampark.com> was appointed president and CEO of Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Inc., a thoroughbred racetrack in Hallandale that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp.; previously he had served as its general counsel.

Dr. Jeff Schoenwald Gr’73 <jschoenwald@solustech.com> shifted careers in June. “After two-and-a-half-years with Schafer Corporation, a technical consulting and services company with strength in large optical systems (like space-based telescopes) and directed-energy systems (laser weapons), I took a position with Solus Micro Technologies, Inc., as director of systems engineering. It develops telecommunications components, optical cross-bar switches and wavelength tunable filters, based on the combination of silicon micro-electro-mechanical systems and elastomeric material systems. We have recently demonstrated that a Fabry-Perot tunable etalon, which selects optical wavelength with very high resolution, can be tuned over the entire ITU spectrum with a single device. I find myself in the very fast moving world of telecom start-ups, venture capital, strategic partners and mergers. It is very exciting. While at Schafer, I was collaborating with the Claremont Graduate School to prepare a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy to monitor the national electrical-power-grid system for instabilities using chaos theory. I hope CGU wins, but I doubt if I will be able to participate, as my new job is more than compensating for the relative life of leisure that I previously led.”

Jane McCallister CW’74 WG’76, a partner in the New York office of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the international executive-search firm, relocated to its Philadelphia office in May; she is a member of the firm’s global health-care practice. Previously she was vice president and director of global marketing for Citibank. Jane lives in Princeton, N.J., with her husband and two chidren.

John F. Sopko C’74 <jsopko@ntia.doc.gov> was recently promoted to deputy administrator and deputy assistant secretary for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce; “it is the primary advisor to the President and administration on telecommunications and information policy. In that position I am the most senior career employee in NTIA.”

Daniel F. Clancy C’75 GAr’78 has been “happily married to Adele for the past 17 years with one son, Sean Kirkpatrick Clancy (14). As a licensed architect and certified value specialist for Olympic Associates in Seattle <dclancy@oac-intl.com>, I lead design charrettes and value-engineering studies, 20 in the last two years for the Alaska district of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. I’m the past president of the local chapter of the Society of American Value Engineers. Career highlights include designing a new fraternity house at WSU in Pullman for high-school chum and Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, as well as a new birthing suite where my son was born. I recently had lunch with Lawrence Houston C’74, who practices architecture here in Seattle and is married with four young children.”

Dr. Louis E. Rossman D’75 GD’77, a full-time endodontist in Philadelphia, was elected to the board of the American Association of Endodontists.

Philip M. Small C’75 has joined the law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer in its Hartford, Conn., office.

Dr. Robert Baron G’76 Gr’94, director of the folk-arts program of the New York State Council on the Arts, was appointed by the National Endowment for the Humanities to a year-long position as its folklore consultant.

Dr. Toby Gordon OT’76 is vice president for planning and marketing for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins health system and Johns Hopkins Medicine. An associate professor in the School of Hygiene and Public Health there, she was senior editor of Evidence-Based Surgery, newly released by B.C. Decker Publishers, Inc.

Ira D. Riklis W’76 WG’77 and Diana Rausnitz Riklis C’76 GEd’77 are “very proud to announce that our daughter, Jordana Leah Riklis, graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences in the Class of 2000, summa cum laude, and led the procession of degree candidates down Locust Walk bearing a Penn banner as undergraduate Class secretary.” Ira is “the principal of Sutherland Capital Management, Inc., a private holding company primarily involved in the home-security market. A portfolio company, C.O.P.S. Monitoring, is the second largest wholesale monitoring company in the country. Combined with sister company, SafeGuard Security (an alarm installation, service and monitoring company), the recurring monthly revenue would rank in the top 50 companies (out of 15,000 companies) in the U.S. Additionally, stakes are held in other companies involved in home and commercial alarm accounts. Other investments include an Internet-service provider, a hedge-fund consolidation company, a ladies-clothing designer and marketer, a ski-equipment rental chain, and various real estate partnerships with an emphasis on strip-shopping centers. Diana teaches students in need of remedial training at the Park East Day School, where she had previously created an arts and sciences enrichment program. She is a member of the board of the Ramaz School, a private, pre-school through 12th grade school. [A member of] the executive committee of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, where she previously chaired the early-childhood liaison committee, she is also an active member of the education and community-services affiliations-review committee of the UJA-Federation of New York and the United Jewish Appeal’s committee for early-childhood education, and most recently, the Rose Biller endowment-fund committee. She also sits on New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital Children’s Foundation board. Our younger daughter, Talia Jill Riklis C’02, is pursuing a degree in economics at Penn.”

Dr. Morton Owen Schapiro G’76 Gr’79 was inaugurated president of Williams College in Massachusetts last July, having taught and served in administration there. Until this summer he was dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, vice president for planning and professor of economics at the University of Southern California. He is an expert on the economics of higher education.

Dr. Ronald C. Brodsky C’77 was the top fundraiser for the Hampton Roads chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2000 MS-150 Bike-a-thon. Raising close to $10,000 from individual sponsors, he rode in his 12th consecutive MS-150 bike tour this year—and is already planning next year’s ride. Ron also completed his fourth Operation Smile Mission, this time journeying to Bolivia; he has traveled with Operation Smile to Venezuela, Colombia and the Philippines over the past three years. Professionally he is chief of anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va., where he has practiced for the past 15 years.

Dr. Paul J. Carling G’77, after a 25-year career in mental-health research and policy, has resigned as professor of psychology, director of the national graduate program in community mental health and executive director of the Center for Community Change International at Trinity College of Vermont, in order to pursue full-time study at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., for priesthood in the Episcopal Church. He continues limited consulting around the globe in mental-health policy. Paul’s two sons, Oliver and Nathaniel, are both happily married, and he was made grandfather in June. His wife, Dr. Cherise Rowan, has just completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Vermont and will begin a three-year fellowship in neonatology at UVM. Paul can be reached at <paul.carling@att.net>.

Eric Fraint W’77, owner of Your Part-Time Controller, LLC, a financial-services firm in Cherry Hill, N.J., was appointed to the board of the Philadelphia Foundation.

Dr. Richard D. Lackman M’77 <rilack@pahosp.com> in April was named the Magnuson Associate Professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery at Penn; he had served as interim chair since last November.

Michael D. Garz GAr’78 was recently promoted to manager of the central region, based in Douglassville, Pa., of STV Inc., an engineering, architectural, environmental and construction management firm. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Sandra L. Garz GCP’75, and their two children.

Dr. Tamar Ezekiel Granor C’78 GEE’81 Gr’86 received the highest honor in her field, the developer’s choice award at the Visual FoxPro Developers’ Conference in May, for her recent, co-authored book, Hacker’s Guide to Visual FoxPro 6.0 (Hentzenwerke Publishing); the award came just as her latest book, Microsoft Office Automation with Visual FoxPro, was published by Hentzenwerke. “Hacker’s Guide is an irreverent and exhaustive reference to Visual FoxPro, Microsoft’s programming environment for developing data-oriented desktop applications and middle-tier components.” Tamar lives in Elkins Park, Pa., with her husband and two sons.

Stanley H. Greene C’78 was appointed chief executive officer of 4anything.com, an online network of interest and city guides that is based in Wayne, Pa. Previously he was president and chief operating officer of Tri-State Media and The Box-USA.

Vincent T. Lombardo C’78, an assistant Ohio attorney general in Cleveland, was honored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association of Cleveland State University for his outstanding service in overseeing its mentor program, and his active participation, both in mentoring students and in recruiting other attorneys as mentors. Vince is also a trustee and life member of the association. He graduated from the Cleveland State law school in 1981.

James Weissman C’78 and his wife, Julia, proudly proclaim the birth of their first child, Jonah Robert, on April 24. The birth took place at home in Mountain View, Calif., <jamesw@hotmail.com>.

E. Joyce Gould GNu’79 received an award last spring from the American Nurses Association for significant contributions to nursing practice and health policy through political and legislative activity. She was recently director of the New York State Nurses Association’s legislative program.

Dr. David Katz D’79 and Jessica Ring Katz SW’77 are proud of daughter, Samantha R. Katz, being accepted at the Wharton School, Class of 2004.

Dana Day McGahey C’79 FA’81 and her husband, Dan, an electrical engineer and trombone player, live in Norristown, Pa., where they home-school their four daughters, Rachel, Sarah, Anna and Mary.

Michael E. Scullin C’79 was appointed executive director of Multilaw, the multinational association of independent law firms. Though it is based in London, he is establishing an Americas office in Philadelphia. He had been a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Monteverde, McAlee, FitzPatrick, Tanker & Hurd.

Jackie Braun Weinstein C’79, Wellesley, Mass., was elected to the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Service in May. She had earlier served on its disabilities committee, and on the boards of Camp Starfish, a special-needs summer camp, and the Wellesley Players Community. After practicing law in New York for 10 years, including a partnership at Alkalay, Handler & Robbins, she now provides legal consulting for The Autism Partnership.

Rick Wien W’79, New York, has moved his practice to American Business & Professional Program, Inc., which provides estate-planning, insurance analysis and other financial services to high-net-worth clients. He had been with the Economic Growth Group.

1980s

Alan Switzman CE’80 <ny2md@erols.com> and his wife, Jessica, “announce that we just had our second child, Benjamin Marc, on May 20, our 20th Class Reunion day! His big sister, Marisa Beth, is two-plus and loves her little brother. We are happily living in Annapolis, Md., and hope to make a football game on our 25th Reunion.”

Joe Feldman W’81 e-mails, “Indeed, Bob Deutsch hasn’t changed either and remains the knucklehead we all know and love. Except for one change—a lot less hair. Bob, let’s do lunch again soon. To clear up the last mystery, Bob was referring to his two daughers and ‘same’ wife. I, too, have the ‘same’ wife, though interestingly enough, not the ‘same’ as Bob’s. Jan and I have two wonderful kids, Henry (six) and Alice (almost two). We’re enjoying life in Chicago and I’m just coming to the conclusion of a 19-year career at Searle (aka Monsanto, NutraSweet): following the merger of Monsanto with Pharmacia & Upjohn, all Chicago jobs are moving to New Jersey, so I’m happily looking for new frontiers here in the Windy City.”

Mark Banash C’82 <mabanash@aol.com> and his wife, Miriam, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rayleigh Claire Banash, on Feb. 29; she weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz. at birth, exactly the same amount as her brother, Alexander, did three years ago. “I have also been promoted to senior scientist at Millennium Inorganic Chemicals in Baltimore, and am beginning MBA work with an emphasis on re-designing R&D organizations. I still work as producer of the audio science-fiction series The Funnt File, and am looking for an agent to take it beyond our current distributor.”

Dr. Jill E. Langer C’82 M’86 was recently promoted to associate professor of radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the University’s School of Medicine. She and her husband, Dr. Burton H. Langer M’86, live with their three children, Melissa (nine), Allison (five) and Jennifer (four) in Villanova. Burt is a pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of the Mainline.

Meredith Carroll Sweeney C’82 <jonmerdan@aol.com> and her husband, John Sweeney, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Kirsten Sweeney, on May 23; she has a brother, Daniel (three). “I am currently on leave from my position as payroll manager for United States Surgical, a division of the Tyco Healthcare Group (a fine use for my BA in sociology), and John is a manager of financial analysis for Purdue Frederick, a pharmaceutical company. We live in Fairfield, Conn.”

Mark A. Weber C’82 <Mark.A.Weber@AEXP.com> was promoted to vice president, global reengineering, with American Express; previously he was director of global reengineering, instrumental in Amex’s latest corporate-reengineering design. Recently he completed his 15th year of service with American Express, having made significant contributions in strategic project leadership and line-operations management. In his new role, Mark will split his time between New York and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; he lives near Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Suzanne, and their five young children.

Fritzi Kolker Hallock C/W’83 and Bob Hallock W’71 are pleased to announce the birth of Charles Stuart Hallock on March 10. Charlie joins big brother Stephen and big sister Amanda in Baltimore, where Bob is the general manager of Lion Headwear (a cap and hat manufacturer) and Fritzi is president of MarketSmart (a real estate consulting firm).

William Harris W’83 WG’98 has been appointed chief financial officer of TelecomAsia, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Thailand. Bill and his wife, Shelley Bowman Harris W’83, and their two children live in Bangkok.

James Heimowitz C’83 G’83 WG’89 has been appointed president of China Online, Inc., the broad-based media company focused exclusively on China (www.chinaonline.com). Previously he was a managing director with Banker’s Trust/Deutsche Bank. In the early 90’s he was responsible for Chase Manhattan Bank’s successful re-entry to China, when as vice president of corporate development, he opened the bank’s representative office in Shanghai. “China Online is a unique information bridge between East and West. Its online and offline businesses include publishing business information on the Web, broadcasting-entertainment content, and placing advertising. These comprehensive capabilities position it to succeed in a market where relationships, history and knowledge are essential. My new position at China Online not only leverages my business experience, but draws on my international background and my love for China.” Charles is a speaker and author on finance and investment in China; his articles have appeared in The Economist, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Travel Trade and Business Traveler magazine. He sits on a number of boards of companies in the technology and China sectors and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S. China-Relations. James speaks French, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese.

Dr. Marc J. Kahn C’83 M’87, director of the internal-medicine residency program and associate professor of medicine at Tulane Medical School, received its Gloria P. Walsh Award for inspiring excellence in teaching and promoting high ethical standards. Marc was also elected chair of the general medical faculty of the medical school and chief of staff for the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic for 2000-01.

Scott Wallace Kraft C’83 and his wife, Nadine van der Velde, won a Daytime Emmy (outstanding special-class animated program) for his writing on the Disney Channel’s Rolie Polie Olie. The film East of A, which he and Nadine acted in and co-wrote, recently won the emerging-filmmaker award at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest. And his daughter Gabrielle (2 1/2) made him a really cool hat for father’s day. “So, for the moment, all is well. <swkraft@aol.com>.”

Lisa Learner GFA’83 sold one of her large oil paintings, Leaving Merion, to the American Council on Education for its new offices at One DuPont Circle in Washington. She lives in Havertown, Pa., and is a professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor.

Howard Leist C/EAS’83, director of architecture with Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, was named associate principal in May. He is currently the design lead on the renovation of the Time and Life Building in Manhattan.

Elizabeth Loeb C’83 <loebel@aol.com> and Henry Docter are the proud parents of a baby girl, Hannah Docter-Loeb, who was born on Nov. 29. The Docter-Loeb family lives in Washington: Liz practices environmental law at the U.S. Justice Department and Henry practices bankruptcy law at the law firm of Docter, Docter & Lynn. “Hannah does not practice law, but just plays, sleeps and eats.”

Dr. Edward Lubin C’83 and his wife, Lenora, celebrated the first birthday of their third daughter, Rebecca, on May 18. Joining them were Rebecca’s sisters Abigail (eight) and Emily (six). Ed is an anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston <elubin@etherdome.mgh.harvard.edu>, and Lenora is the chief financial officer for the Visiting Nurses Association in Gardner, Mass.

Kevin A. Reinis ME’83 GME’84 and his wife, Belinda, are enjoying their second year living in Austin, Texas. He is vice president and general manager of Dell Computer’s storage line of business <kevin_reinis@dell.com>. Previously he worked for IBM in San Jose, Calif. Belinda is working full-time at home raising their four wonderful children: Alexander (nine), Sara (eight), David (four) and Kristina (soon to be two). Kevin adds: “STHL in Austin, Texas!”

Tracy Berliner Silverschotz C’83 and her husband, Robert, are happy to announce the birth of twins, Lauren and Andrew, on Oct. 27, 1999.

Beatrice Fitter Bernstein EAS’84 has taken a new job as chief information officer of AOC, a financial staffing company; her new e-mail address is <Beatrice.Bernstein@aocnet.com>. She lives in Glen Rock, N.J., with her husband, Jay, and their three children, Raizel (seven), Eliana (five) and Marc (two).

Glenn Kaufman EAS’84 WG’89 married Lori Beth Greifer and they live in Boston. While Lori “is expecting little things,” Glenn is looking forward to big ones: he recently started CorporateAlumni.com, which builds Web sites of former colleagues of companies to make it easy to stay connected and network virtually. Glenn is always looking for Penn entrepreneurs to join or take a role in the company and can be reached at <glenn@corporatealumni.com>.

Dr. George A. Macones C’84 <gmacones@cceb.med.upenn.edu> has been appointed director of obstetrics and director of maternal-fetal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Riesenbach W’84 has joined Clarke & Cohen/Claims International, based in Narberth, Pa., as executive vice president. Previously he was vice president and CFO of a commercial-mortgage banking firm partly owned by the old Jefferson Bank.

John Russel WEv’84 was promoted to president of SSA Public Relations in June; he had been executive vice president of the marketing and public-relations agency, based in Encino, Calif.

Chris Schipper WG’84 <Chris_Schipper@Dell.com> and family, Dudley, Oliver (15), Christopher (13), Sigourney (11) and Isabelle (four), recently relocated to The Netherlands. Having left Bain & Co. after eight years and three years with PepsiCo before that, Chris is now regional vice president for finance in Northern Europe for Dell Computer Corp. After almost two years in sunny Austin, Texas, as Dell’s vice president of corporate planning, he is now responsible for finance in the Nordic and Benelux markets.

Frances Pena Scogna C’84 <fscogna@yahoo.com> is finance manager for Inova Long Term Care Facilities in Virginia, and is completing administrator’s licensing credentials. She and her husband, Nick, have been happily married for 14 years and they have three children.

Jeff VanDreal C’84 and his wife, Irina, proudly announce the birth of their first daughter, Angelika Maria, on May 16. Jeff is currently posted at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Timothy D. Averch C’85 recently joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as assistant professor and director of endourology in its Department of Urology. “My wife, Joanne, and my two-year-old son, Jake, made the journey with me and are already Penguins fans. My e-mail address is <averchtd@msx.upmc.edu>.”

Jonathan A. Block C’85 was recently named partner of the law firm of Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine, where he practices state and local tax law. In May he received an LLM in tax from Boston University. His daughter, Elizabeth Ellen, was born Jan. 31, 1998.

Susan Ehrenfeld C’85 <susane@clickdesign.com> is happy to announce her engagement to Joshua Sharf. She is a freelance Web designer for her own company, Click Design, and he is a Web developer for Fast401k.com, an Internet startup in Denver. They are planning a November wedding in New York.

David Fairhurst C’85 has been “waiting for 15 years for something noteworthy to report: well, the wait is finally over. Coming to the conclusion that a life of dull respectability was not for me, I recently ditched the 9-to-5 world and, to the shock and dismay of my relatives, at the age of 37 decided to pursue a career in acting. Last May I earned my MFA from the venerable Actors Studio in New York. In September I’ll be heading for Los Angeles and a life of poverty, rejection and unemployment, and I couldn’t be happier. You can e-mail
me at <AmalgaMem@aol.com>. (Alumni agents, producers and casting directors, take note). And by the time you read this, my Web site at (www.davidfairhurst.com) should be up and running, wasting valuable space on the Internet.”

Bruce S. Londa ChE’85 has joined the law firm of of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J., as a partner, practicing in its intellectual-property department.

Robert J. Bohner Jr. C’86 recently accepted a position as associate general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvnaia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. “I am responsible for
defending against discrimination and employment-related law suits, negotiating with labor unions, and drafting and reviewing employment-related policies, procedures and contracts. I am just ecstatic about being back at my alma mater and working in and around the campus. It’s been a real thrill.” Previously he had spent eight years in the Philadelphia office of Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP. “I live in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia with my wife, Leslie, two daughters, Natalie (four) and Meredith (two), and son, Robert J. III, born in February. I recently stepped down after a two-year stint as president of the graduate board of directors of the Friars Senior Society, and will continue to serve on the board. We are looking forward to the 100th Anniversary of the Friars founding at Penn and a special gala celebration in April.”

Dr. Melanie Kelton Landau C’86 and David Landau W’84 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Michael Stephen, on July 28, 1999. Big brother Andrew is three. Melanie practices internal medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York and David is a partner in the New York law firm of Rosenman & Colin; they live in Scarsdale.

M. Sharon Lewellen-Titunik WEv’86 is senior vice president in charge of finance with the Blackstone Group in New York. She is married to Dr. Ira Titunik.

Greg Schlimm W’86 <greg.schlimm@costream.com> is CEO of CoStream Corporation, “a partner-relationship management firm that streamlines communication and interaction between business partners with initial products focused on the commercial property and casualty industry.” He lives in Washington with his wife, Lynne, and dog Nutmeg.

Stephen Spoonamore EAS/W’86 <spoon@cpr-group.com> is honored to have been named to the board of Promia Inc., a developer of security and intrusion-detection software. He remains challenged by his role as CEO of CPR-Group and has just opened new offices in the Film Center in New York.

Richard Wise C’86 WG’92 and his wife, Dr. Carmela Vilar Wise C’86, live in Wayland, Mass., with their three children, Isabel (four), Christopher (three) and Catherine (one). Rick is a vice-president at Mercer Management Consulting in Lexington, and Carmela is enjoying balancing full-time motherhood with part-time work as an orthodontist in a private practice in Sudbury. “We also wanted to belatedly thank the [University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society] for the wonderful children’s party at Hasbro last month: our kids had a blast.”

Barbara Yanez C’86 has been appointed manager of documentation (technical writing) at Cogent Systems, Inc., a software company in South Pasadena, Calif.

Greg Adler C’87 and Marilyn Schwartz Adler WG’91 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Melissa Eve, on June 5. She joins big sister Samantha, who turned four in April. They live in New York, where Greg is director of corporate development for Kellwood Company, a multidivisional marketer of consumer soft goods, and Marilyn is a principal of Hudson Venture Partners, L.P., a small-business investment company specializing in early-stage technology firms.

Randi Voluck Davis C’87 Nu’94 and Matthew Davis C’87 GEd’89 announce the birth of their second son, Adam Jeffrey Davis, on June 25; big brother Sam was two years old in August. The family lives in Bucks County, Pa. Randi is taking time to stay at home with her sons and Matthew <MRDavis@Compuserve.com> is teaching chemistry and physics at a high school outside of Trenton, N.J.

Keith E Gottfried W’87 in June was appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Inprise Corporation, a computer-software company located in Scotts Valley, Calif. (www.borland.com). “Previously I had been a corporate attorney in the mergers & acquisitions group of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. My new e-mail address is <KGottfried@Inprise.com>.”

Dan Rosenberg W’87 is the Democratic candidate for Congress for the 19th District of California (Fresno area). Although he has never held elected office, he won his party’s primary in March with over 68 percent of the vote. He is challenging the three-term incumbent, Republican George Radanovich. Largely agricultural, the 19th district has a 14-percent unemployment rate, and it includes Yosemite, Kings’ Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. After graduating, Dan worked on Wall Street, ran his own screen-printing business, and then helped run a non-profit business employing people in recovery from drug addiction. He lives in North Fork, Calif., a small town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His campaign Web site is (www.Rosenberg2000.com).

Lisa Newman Tucker C’87 <lisan@majornet.com> and her husband, Dr. Douglas Tucker, are the proud parents of their first child, Belinda Blythe Tucker, who was born on Jan. 5. She joins her parents in Berkeley, Calif., where they maintain a forensic medical practice: Lisa is an attorney and Doug a psychiatrist. “Needless to say, Belinda is well taken care of both psychiatrically and legally.”

Jan A. T. van Amerongen Jr. C’87 recently joined the litigation department of Reed, Smith Shaw & McClay LLP in Wilmington, Del. <jvanamerongen@reedsmith.com>, where he lives with his wife, Kathryn, who is also an attorney, and their two-year-old son.

Holly A. Winzler C’87 married Michael J. Mulderig W’86 on Aug. 5. She is president of
Helios Marketing/Communications, a public-relations consultancy to financial-services and technology firms, in Moorestown, N.J. <heliosmc@aol.com>, and he is corporate director of wine at Total Beverage Corporation, a mid-Atlantic chain of fine-wine retailers based in Rockville, Md. Holly is the daughter of Robert G. Winzler W’59.

John Baxley EAS’88 <jrbaxley@erols.com> is happy to announce that he completed his master’s degree in applied mathematics from Virginia Tech this past spring. He lives in McLean, Va. enjoying family life with his wife, Ruth, and sons Jack (three) and Will (one). John is still working as a biomedical engineer at the FDA’s Office of Device Evaluation, where he’s been employed for 10 years. His “free time (what little is left) is spent marathon training and brewing beer.”

Amy Gottlieb Dalton C’88 and Nathaniel Dalton C’88 celebrated in June the first birthday of their daughter, Madeleine Rae.

Jonathan D. Draluck C’88 was recently appointed vice president of business affairs and general counsel of iBasis, an Internet-communications company based in Burlington, Mass. Previously he was a telecommunications attorney with the Washington law firm of Swidler, Shereff & Friedman, LLP.

Tom Fullerton G’88 received the faculty research award at the 25th Annual Association of Borderlands Studies Conference; the $500 award was for his econometric research on maquiladora employment trends in Northern Mexico.

Mark Koznarek WG’88 was recently promoted to CFA senior managing director at Midwest Research, a Cleveland-based provider of investment research on large and mid-size companies in the manufacturing, consumer, health-care and business-service industries for financial institutions.

Brett Orlove C’88 <brett@orlove.net> and his wife, Debbi, happily announce the May 12 birth of their little girl, Elliotte Finn Orlove.

Dr. Alison M. Pack C’88 M’94 and Dr. Stephen J. Pakola C’90 M’94 are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Malcolm Edward Pakola, on May 18. Alison recently joined the epilepsy division in the Department of Neurology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center <alipack@aol.com> and Steve is the vice president of clinical research for Thrombogenics Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of thromboembolic diseases <spakola@bellatlantic.net>.

Dr. David I. Rose C’88 M’93 GM’94 and Amy Baboff Rose SW’91 announce the birth of twins, Elana Danielle, on April 26, and Adam Michael, on April 27. They join big sisters Jessica (six) and Amanda (three). The family lives in Sudbury, Mass., where David is director of breast imaging at Emerson Hospital; he is also staff radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Maggie Rosen C’88 has just given away all her suits, leaving the corporate life for good in order to pursue a career as a writer—which is what her friends always said she should do anyway. In the past year she has covered business in the U.K. and Europe, e-commerce and new media, wine, theatre and travel. She is currently the London correspondent for U.S.-based Securities Industry News and thecyberscene.com, and is working on “England for Dummies” a travel guide to be published by IDG in 2001. In her “spare” time, she is helping to launch www.firststartup.com, a British-based, e-commerce start-up consultancy.

Jonathan “Fes” Schwartzman C’88 practices insurance law at Zarek, Taylor, Grossman & Hanrahan LLP in Toronto.

Kant Chiang EE’89 and Lynn Lauderdale Chiang W’90 announce the birth of their twins, Kevin Hudson and Josetta Marie, on May 10.

Marcus Dantus C’89 <ceo@mexico.com> is proud to announce the birth on Apr. 30, of Alan Dantus, his second son in his marriage of six years with Liza Margolis. Marcus recently became COO and president of Mexico.com, Inc., a company created in 1996 with partners Ramy Schwartz W’87 and Kosmo Kalliarekos W’86.

Rick Freedman C’89 has joined David E. Gumpert Communications, Inc., a business-to-business public-relations agency that specializes in technology and dot-com companies, professional-service firms, and large organizations seeking to reach small businesses. Rick and his wife, Hope Rubin W’89, have “successfully transitioned to the leafy suburban life,” owning their first home in Needham, Mass.; she is a systems analyst at The Mathworks. Both would love to hear from former classmates at <rickf@gumpertcom.com> and <hrubin@mathworks.com>

Dr. Geoffrey M. Gullo EAS’89 <geoffgullo@hotmail.com> graduated from the SUNY Buffalo medical school and practiced his five-year residency at the University of Colorado in Denver; he ended his fellowship there in the summer and now practices radiology in Seattle.

Russell J. Kutell C/W’89 and Violet Harel Kutell C’89 announce the birth of their daughter, Felicia Sophia, on June 5. She joins her brother, Evan, now two years old. Russell is an associate with the law firm of Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, L.P.A., in Columbus, Ohio.

Elliott Peters W’89 <epmdd@aol.com> and his wife, Kimberly, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Foss Peters, on June 6; he weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. In August Elliott left the law firm of Shearman & Sterling to work for Warner Music Group in New York.

Michelle Berman Segal C’89 married Howard Segal, of London, at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York on June 13, 1999. Alumni at the wedding from the immediate family were her father, Howard E. Berman W’61, her sister Renee Berman W’91, who lives in Chicago, and her brother, Marc Berman W’97. Attending from her Class were Jeanette Colonomis Gee C’89 (who lives in London), Donny Bettsak EAS’89 (from Panama) and Andrew Shapiro C’89 (from Washington), Other alumni at the wedding were Ernest Mukamal W’58, Richard Brown W’59, Jay Jacobson W’61, William Albert W’62, Lewis Horowitz W’61, Barry Korn C/W’90, Dr. Jessica Jacobson C’91, Julie Abraham C’91 and Sue Moss C/W’91. After a honeymoon in Bangkok and Bali, Michelle and Howard returned to London, where she is a vice president at Wunderman, Cato & Johnson, a subsidiary of Young & Rubicam <Michelle_Berman@eu.wcj.com>.

Patrick Steel C’89 <sattersteel@aol.com> and and his wife, Lee Satterfield Steel, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Jack Reilly Steel, on June 29. Patrick, Lee and Jack live in Washington.

Keith Wasserstrom W’89 L’92, a corporate and securities partner with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, was elected city commissioner of Hollywood, Fla., in March for a four-year term. He was also named a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal Up and Comers Award.

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Fern Abrams EAS’90 and David Sapery C’90, who were married in 1993, have both recently accepted new positions in the Washington area. Fern is director of environmental policy for IPC, an association for the electronics industries <fernabrams@ipc.org>, and David has joined CrossTier.com, a business-to-business, e-commerce software-development venture <dsapery@crosstier.com>.

Janet Bell Anderson C’90 married Scott Anderson in the backyard of their home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Oct. 23. She is the senior producer for the Santa Monica post-production company Red Car, which specializes in television-commercial, editorial and visual effects.

Katie J. Blum Berryhill C’90 <kberryhill@pacbell.net> and her husband, Jon, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Brian Avram Berryhill, on May 18. “Mom, Dad, baby and two dogs are doing fine.” Katie and Jon own and operate Berryhill Computer Forensics (www.computerforensics.com), a computer-evidence analysis firm.

Christine Sullivan Bolinger C’90 and her husband, Blake Bolinger, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Celia Marie, on March 10; she joins big sister Cassie Ann, who will be two on Aug. 31. The doting parents have posted photos of the girls at (wgroovey.tripod.com/Cassiephotos/index.html).

Neil C. Estabrook III C’90 and Nancy Achre Estabrook W’90 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Grace Stuart Estabrook, on Nov. 18, measuring 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 20 3/4 in. Grace’s relatives include great-great-uncle Stuart McMurray W’35, grandpa Neil “Pete” Estabrook Jr. W’54 and uncle Ross Estabrook C’92. Neil is a sales engineer for Rockwell Automation in Indianapolis <ncestabrook@ra.rockwell.com>. After more than eight years as an information-systems consultant, Nancy <pennlivet2@att.net> is enjoying being the mommy. In addition to several other volunteer activities, she serves on the board and is very active in the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Dr. John Holloran C’90 received his Ph.D. in European history from the University of Virginia in May. He begins teaching this month at the Albany Academy in Albany, N.Y.

Roberta Kastelic C’90 and Brett Sirota C’89 announce “the birth of our first daughter, Melanie Jordan Sirota, on April 16, 1999. She’s now a year old—happy and healthy. Her mom is also happy and healthy as a full-time mom. Her dad is happy and healthy too. His company, The Road Company, is booking theatrical tours throughout North America, including The Vagina Monologues, produced by David Stone C’88. Look for it at The Annenberg Center for two weeks this fall.”

Heerak C. Kim C’90 e-mails that that he has published “my first novel on-line at (www.fatbrain.com). The novel is entitled Bat Yam. Bat Yam is a city in Israel and also means daughter of the sea in modern Hebrew. I draw on my three-plus years of experiences and observations while living in Israel and conducting doctoral research in ancient Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Through literary device that I am temporarily calling ‘streaming memory,’ I develop characterization and even plot-line. The novel tells the story of an American and a Frenchman who live in Israel as roommates for one year and find themselves having wonderful experiences. This novel can be accessed through the URL below: (www1.mightywords.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=EB00013495).”

Bret I. Parker C’90 is completely thrilled to announce the arrival of Benjamin Hall Parker on July 6. “Mom, dad and big brother Matthew are all doing well.” Bret was recently promoted to associate counsel, trademark and copyright, at the Colgate-Palmolive Company; he was also appointed chairperson of the trademarks and unfair-competition committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Richard A. Raffetto W’90 <rraffetto@bankofny.com> and his wife, Ariane, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Sophia Isabella, on April 18; she weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. “And she is looking forward to attending any Ivy League institution—as long as it is located in Philadelphia.” The family lives in Bay Head, N.J.; Richard is a vice president in the corporate-banking group at The Bank of New York in Manhattan.

David Rigberg C’90 and Karen Tearston Rigberg C’90 announce the arrival of baby Sandra, who was born on May 7. David’s e-mail address is <drigberg@yahoo.com> and Karen’s <karen_rigberg@toyota.com>.

Travis Richardson C’90, an associate at the Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr, was appointed chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s coordinating council on minority affairs. Chair of the Cook County Bar Association’s judicial-evaluation committee, he had recently served as its chief of staff.

Jordan M. Rosenfeld C’90 works in Manhattan as a transportation planner and lives in Long Island. This marks his first permanent return to the New York area since high school, after living in Philadelphia, Washington, Syracuse and Israel, and his mom is “especially happy” to have him nearby. Two Penn friends were at his birthday dinner in June, Sandra Ehrenpreis Flaster C’90, with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Ariel, and Jonathan Gersch EAS’91. Jordan spent time in Jerusalem, 1998-9, studying in Machon Meir Yeshiva and working as a transportation consultant. His current position with Access To The Region’s Core is “professionally challenging. The study is a long-range planning effort to increase mobility to Midtown Manhattan for suburban-rail commuters, and everyone is welcome to find out more about it” at the Web site that Jordan helped create, (www.accesstotheregionscore.com).

Peter A. Singler L’90 is managing partner of Carter & Singler, LLP, a law firm, located in Northern California, that provides a wide range of business services, and is known for representing franchisees and franchisee associations around the country. He recently testifed before Congress on the state of franchising in the U.S. and the need for federal legislation to establish fairness in franchising. On a personal note, Pete and his wife, Karrie, are now up to three children, “all beautiful girls,” and he can be reached through his firm’s Web site (www.Carter-Singler.com).

Rabbi Joel Sisenwine C’90 has been named senior rabbi of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Mass. Joel and his wife, Heidi, live in Newton.

Xavier Sztejnberg EAS/W’90, New York, <xavier.sztejnberg@msdw.com> and his wife, Deborah, are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, William Addison, on April 2. “X” is still with Morgan Stanley and is a vice president in the technology M&A group.

Brian Ward C’90 and Travis Neighbor C90 G’90 are happy to announce they are getting married in October. Brian is an architect, and vice president of Gary B. Coursey & Associates Architects in Atlanta; Travis is a book author and magazine writer. Next year they will construct their first family home, which Brian designed, in Atlanta.

Dr. Dan Cohen-Vogel C’91 and his wife, Lora, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Noah Albert Cohen-Vogel, on June 7. Dan is staff economist for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, and this year he will teach economics at Vanderbilt University as an adjunct assistant professor <dan.cohen-vogel@vanderbilt.edu>. Lora is finishing her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in education policy. Dan and Lora have been married two years and moved to Nashville from Northern California, which they greatly miss.

Melissa Coopersmith C’91 has joined the staff of the Regional Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia as associate director for marketing and corporate relations. She had been vice president of marketing for Youthline USA, a start-up multimedia educational and entertainment company. She lives in Merion, Pa., with her husband and daughter.

Jennifer Eschenauer-Travers Nu’91 and her husband are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Peter George Travers III, on May 2; he weighed 8lbs. 15oz. “Our daughter, Fiona, loves being the big sister. I am really enjoying being a stay at home mom.”

Justine A. Fitzgerald C/W’91 and her husband, Adam Scheinman, welcomed their daughter, Audra, on March 17; she has a big brother, Nathaniel (two). Justine is an attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington <Fitzschein996@cs.com>.

Maureen P. Hogan C’91, Brookline, Mass., is an associate in the professional-practices group at the Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP.

Melissa B. Jacoby C’91 L’94 joined the faculty of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law this fall. She had served as senior staff attorney for the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in Washington.

Caryn Kubelka-Bowden Nu’91 has been accepted into the Graduate School of Nursing at Duke University, to study to become a family nurse practitioner: she received a merit scholarship from Duke. She lives in Burgaw N.C. (near Wilmington) with husband, Allen, and two children, Caitlyn (six) and Patrick (three), and works as a staff nurse in the operating room at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Scott J. Loev C’91 graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May, and has begun an internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine/Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J.

Patricia Proctor L’91 was elected partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath where she practices complex commercial litigation and labor and employment law.

Eric Rosen C’91 married Nicole Glushakow in Soquel, Calif., on May 28. Alumni attending included best man and brother Scott Rosen C’94, father Robert Rosen C’66, Eric Ashkin C’93 and Amy Schiffman Ashkin C’93, Scott Millstein C’92, Gary Swidler W’92, Jeffrey Daly W’91, Judd Serlen C’93, Jeffrey Grayson C’92, Amy Stanton C’95, Beth Berland C’95 and Allison Marinoff C’94. Eric is legislative director for Congressman Anthony D. Weiner of New York, and Nicole recently accepted a position as a press secretary for Vice President Gore’s presidential campaign; they live in Washington.

Dr. Tracy Brooks Fausnight C’92 G’93 <tfausnight@yahoo.com> graduated from a pediatric residency at the Hershey Medical Center on June 30. She and her husband, Joseph, have since moved to Pittsburgh. “I am currently doing my fellowship in allergy and immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.”

Barbi Lewis Goose C’92 recently married Jonathan Goose in Boston. Chris McCann C’92, Nancy Dow Nowalk C’92, Mellicent O’Brien Blythe C’92, Gwen Goodman Harter EAS/W’92, Stacey Karp C/W’92 and Jennifer Heathwood C’91 WG’96 attended the wedding. Barbi is vice president and associate marketing director for Digitas, an Internet professional-services firm.

Dr. James Lee C’92 <James.K.Lee.C92@alumni.upenn.edu> received his Ph.D. in English from UCLA in June; he will begin as assistant professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. “Between now and then, I will be a University of California postdoctoral fellow, based primarily in the literature department at UCSD.” In 1998 Jim married Julie Cho, who received her MFA in film directing from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television in 1999. Her short film, Bubblehead, has been screening around the country in several film festivals. She will join him at UT Austin as a lecturer in radio, television and film, and Asian American studies.

Kiki C. Li EAS/W’92 recently “moved back to New York, and I’m now doing equity research at Wit SoundView: It’s great to be back.”

Stacey Littler C’92 married Matthew Jones EE’92 in Chicago on April 29. Attending the wedding were Corey Bleil C’91, Claro Dimen C’91, Bonnie Grisan C’92, Kristin Peszka C’92 and Graham Fuchs C’93. Matt and Stacey moved to San Francisco in the summer, after he graduated from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Rev. Jim Om C’92 and Jennifer Pico Om C’93 would like to share the good news of the birth of their son, Peter James, on April 15. They recently moved to Teaneck, N.J., as Jim is pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Teaneck and Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Hoboken. “We would love to hear from old friends <OmJim@aol.com>.”

Dr. Orly Steinberg C’92 <orlyps@aol.com> completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University Medical Center in June and will move to Seattle, where she will go into private practice.

Tina Vennegaard C’92 <vennegaard@golinharris.com> was promoted to senior vice president of Golin/Harris International, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. She and her husband, Steve Caplan GPU’93, live in Los Angeles.

Ken Wiesenfeld W’92 and his wife, Carrie, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Devon Jay, on Oct. 2, 1999; he weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. Ken <kwiesenfeld@yahoo.com> is director of business planning at Security Technologies Group in Sunrise, Fla.

Liz Bagot C’93 is engaged to Arthur Huh C’92. “We will be married in October, and are both living in New York.”

Marc Carrel L’93 joined APCO Worldwide, the global public-affairs and strategic-communications firm, in late May. As senior associate in the Sacramento, Calif., office, he provides counsel to clients on a wide range of public-policy issues; he had earlier served as senior advisor to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. Marc co-founded the Capital Unity Council, is chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Sacramento, and serves on the Greater Sacramento Hate Crimes Task Force.

Gina Herrera Duggan C’93 married David Duggan in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 23, 1999. “We had quite a few alumni in attendance, Drs. Kate Cooley Weller C’93 and Stephanie Bell Loller C’92 were in the wedding party. A few of the ‘volleyball girls’ who could make the party were Melissa Ingalls C’90, Kim Cassulo C’90, Fran Kaufer Shimp C’91, Megan Gallagher Kelly C’92, Meredith Novak Howard C’92, Devon Austin Thomas C’94 and Jennifer Ott C’94. David and I currently live in our new home in Albany, N.Y., where I work for Pfizer Inc. as a professional healthcare representative (celebrating my seventh year with Pfizer in June) and he is currently studying for his Microsoft certified systems engineer (MCSE) certification. I would love to hear from my classmates <D1G12399@aol.com>.”

Paul J. Dyson C/W’93 <pauljdyson@hotmail.com> e-mails that “after two years in investment banking and almost four years in financial operations at PMR Corporation, a behavioral health-care and e-health care company based in San Diego, I am moving to Berkeley to attend the Haas School of Business for my MBA.”

Ram Gordon C’93 and Rachel Ledewitz W’94 are happy to announce their engagement—“finally!” The wedding will take place in Connecticut in December. Ram is a third-year resident in internal medicine at Penn <ramg@mail.med.upenn.edu>, and Rachel is pursuing her master’s degree in speech-language pathology <rpl10@aol.com>.

Elana Hordon C’93 <ehordon@bear.com> lives in New York and works as an equity analyst at Bear Stearns, covering heavy machinery and diversified industrial companies.

Marc S. Jacobs C’93 has joined the business-transactions practice in the Houston office of the law firm of Andrews & Kurth L.L.P. as an associate.

Harlan E. Levy C’93 married Lucia H. Lopes, formerly of Rio de Janeiro, in August last year. He is a staff attorney for the government-affairs section of the Oregon Association of Realtors, and she is a speech pathologist for the Portland public-school system. Xander Paumgarten C’94, Tariq Haider EAS/W’94, Morgan Hakki C’93, Jarratt Brown C’93 and Ken Wulff C’94 attended the wedding.

Colin McGranahan C/W’93, Atlanta, was promoted in July to principal of Kurt Salmon Associates, an international management consulting firm.

Allison Blankstein Nazarian C’93 lives in Boca Raton, Fla., “with my husband, Asher, a software developer, and two kids, Daniel (born Dec. 29, 1997) and Maya (born Halloween 1999). I work as an analyst and editor for a Florida-based group of financial and technology newsletters.

Kathy Parnell C’93 <parnellk@hotmail.com> received an MBA from Georgetown University in May and will join Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s corporate-treasury dept. in New York.

Alla Frenkel Pasternack C’93 and her husband, Adam, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Sophie, on June 11. Alla is an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of Frey, Petrakis, Deeb & Blum, P.C., <alla@pasternacks.com> and Adam owns two companies in the telecommunications and fax-broadcasting industries. They recently moved to Villanova, Pa.

Michelle Peluso W’93, after finishing her tour as a White House fellow last fall, moved back to the Village in New York to become CEO of an Internet travel company, www.site59.com. Backed by the Boston Consulting Group, Site59 caters to “busy professionals by making travel trips and entertainment offerings less expensive at the last minute instead of more expensive. We launched the site in May, and are having a great time. I can always be reached at <mpeluso@site59.com> and love to hear from Penn alumni.”

Michele Allen Souder W’93 married David Souder W’93 at the Penn Club of New York on March 25. There were many alumni present, including Michele’s sister, Robyn Allen Reifman C’94, as matron of honor, Lisa Schuman Strug W’93, Sandy Pili Melloni C’93, Scott Utzinger EAS/W’93, Adrian Fung EAS/W’94, Eugene Park W’93, John Sheldon W’93, Lt. David Sorich W’93, Renee Berman W’91, Ginger Gaidemak W’92, Richard Sloane C/W’94, Michael Awad W’93 and Diane Morse Awad C’94, Karen Manasse C’92, Kate Pierson WG’98 and Maureen Meehan Bergeman W’86. Michele is a senior
account manager at Bigfoot Interactive <msouder@bigfootinteractive.com>, and David is a manager in the strategy group of Luminant Worldwide.

Peter J. Tantala EAS’93 is pleased to announce the birth of his first child, Albert J. Peter was recently installed as president of the Frankford Rotary Club in Philadelphia.

Dr. Kristen A. Berry C’94 graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May, and has begun an internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

Rebecca Coleman W’94 <rebecca.coleman.wh94@wharton.upenn.edu> in April received an MBA in finance from Brigham Young University, “where I was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. I am currently working as a cost analyst for Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Ky. I saved the best news for last: I am engaged to Miles Harris, also a BYU graduate, and [we] married in August.”

Kerry Walsh Corcoran Nu’94 married Richard Corcoran in Beverly Farms, Mass., on May 20; they had met in New York and moved to San Francisco after their engagement in May last year. She is a nurse at UCSF Medical Center, and he is a sales associate for Lehman Brothers in San Francisco. Included in the wedding party were Cheri Turin Gail Nu’94 and Megan Wozniak C’94, and Jennifer Aresco C’94 L’00 (“congrats Jen!”), Lisa Solomon Belcher W’95, Myrna Buiser Nu’94 GNu’99, Irene Cho C’94, Wendy Simmons W’94, Carol Castasus Simon Nu’94 and Derron Simon EAS’94 attended.

Kevin Crump W’94 “recently attended the wedding of Ronald Tran-Ba-Huy W’94 to Laetitia Salmon in Biarritz, France. They met while he was working for Anderson Consulting in Paris. Other alums present were Elon Musk W’97 and Seth Koppel W’94. They are all doing well. In general, I am in touch with many alumni in the New York area. I work for Intelisys (www.Intelisys.com). We do business-to-business Web development for e-procurement. I moved here from Chase Manhattan in February, where I had worked since graduation. I will be moving to London in August to start my MBA at London Business School. My e-mail will most likely be <kcrump@london.edu>.”

Dr. Dawn E. Lazarus C’94 is happy to announce that she graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in May. “I am currently at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital for my internship and will begin my residency in radiology at NYU next July. I am also thrilled to announce my engagement to Robert Wolpov C/W’92. He received his MBA from Columbia University in 1997 and is vice president of product development at an Internet startup. We will be married next May and look forward to celebrating with all of our Penn friends.”

Dr. Jonathan Prenner C’94 married Rebecca Baumgold at her country home in Connecticut on June 10. Penn alumni in attendance
included Matt Berman C’94, Nick Danzis C’94, Maggie Rhodes C’94, Dan Simon C’94, Dr. Lloyd Godwin W’94, Dr. Mitch Keschner C’94, Dr. Matthew Feinsod W’92 and Jarred Kirsch WG’00. Jonathan and Rebecca live in Philadelphia where he is a resident in ophthalmology at Penn <jlprenner@excite.com>, and she is the national-story editor for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Abigail Sherr C’94 G’95 can be e-mailed at <asherr@Radix.Net>.

W. Sean Sovak W’94, a first vice president of W.P. Carey & Co., a corporate real-estate investment-banking firm in New York, was appointed an executive director there.

Cara de la Cruz C’95 married Rob Redei C’97 at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia on July 1. Sister of the groom Kriszti Redei Rab C’93, Matt Wasowski C’96, Alfred Campbell C’97 and Allison Squires Nu’95 were in the wedding party. The list of alumni who attended includes Paul Bannister EAS’98, Sharon Jindal C’97, Brooke Donaghy C’96, Louise Melchor C’93, Melissa Ajero C’96, Jennifer Sullivan Brennan Nu’95, Shira Sokal C’97, Tony Angeles W’93, Ami Rosen C’94, Casey Smith C’98, Elisa Greenwood C’95, Jeff Liebert EAS’93, Tina Namdar C’96, Julie Mahan Sulzinsky Nu’97 and Dan Sulzinsky C’97, Tanya Witman C’97, Kim Noble C’98, Lynn Carroll C’93, Heather Jones GEd’99, Dan Lai W’86 GEd’97, Allie Rogovin C’95, Duc Dang C’95, Amy Segel GEd’95, Tithi Dutta Roy EAS’94, Greg Horowitz C’95, Allyson Kreshak C’96, Elisa Moll C’98, Esha Bhatia ASC’89, Dr. Flaura Koplin Winston EAS’83 GEng’84 M’88 Gr’89, Ben Kim C’97, Minh Luu Nu’96 C’98, Kathy Fisher L’99 SW’99 and Joyce Bell CGS’99. Cara has been working in psychology research, and as a singer. Rob is an elementary-school music teacher and composer. His latest children’s musical, The Adventures of Manjiro, was performed in Philadelphia earlier this year. He was invited to present the music in Japan this summer, for a possible performance there in 2001. “Currently we are looking for gainful employment in Budapest, Hungary, where we will temporarily reside. We look forward to hearing from you <redeir@tpschool.org> and <carazeta@hotmail.com>.”

Basia Dybicki C’95 <basiaaa@yahoo.com> married Matthew Palmisano at the Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on Sept. 9 and Marios Koufaris C/W’94, Ryan Smith C’97, Jim Loveman W’97, Randy Figatner Epstein W’97 and Mike Henny C/W’99 attended. Basia works at JP Morgan, and Matt is a fine-arts specialist at Sotheby’s. Right after the wedding they took a six-month leave of absence traveling in sub-Saharan Africa, from Rwanda to Zanzibar to Namibia and everywhere in between, as well as doing volunteer work. If they like it, they will stay longer, even though they’ll miss their friends and East Village apartment. Their Web site is (www.basiamatt.com).

Ricki Gever Eisenstein C’95 and Andrew Vaughn Eisenstein C’95 had a son, Eli Bernard Eisenstein, on June 15. They are living in a house that they recently bought in University City at 44th and Larchwood. Andrew is running his own construction and real estate business, and Ricki is back at Penn working on her Ph.D. in higher education. “We’d love to here from Penn friends <gever@irhe.upenn.edu>.”

Adam Goldberg W’95 <ag26@lucent.com> now heads up Internet market development, North America, for Lucent Technologies’ software-products group in Cambridge, Mass. He will run his second Boston Marathon for Leukemia this coming spring before getting married next fall to Kathryn Dragat, a media supervisor at Digitas; they were recently engaged on a mountaintop in Cape Town, South Africa.

Lauren T. Slawe Hirsch C’95 <lauren.t.hirsch.c95@alumni.upenn.edu> graduated from law school in May, and joins the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in the fall. She also celebrated the second anniversary of her marriage to Brian E. Hirsch G’97 L’00.

Andrew Kluter EAS’95 in August began the M.S./Ph.D. program in transportation engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. “I’ll be reunited with David Mays EAS’95, who is working on his Ph.D. in water resources, also within UC Berkeley’s civil-engineering department. As of the time of writing [early July], I am preparing for the cultural and climatic change of moving to Northern California from the Boston area, my lifelong home—minus four years at a certain university on the banks of the Schuylkill. For the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve been working as a highway-design engineer in the Massachusetts Highway Department’s Worcester office. I am looking forward to studying in the Bay Area and would enjoy hearing from friends and alumni who live there or are visiting <akluter@hotmail.com>.”

Sarah Kotler C’95 married Douglas Kotlove in Deal, N.J., on Nov. 6, 1999. She is a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, and he is director of public relations at USlaw.com, an online provider of legal services based in Silver Spring, Md. Alumni attending the wedding were Jessica Pollock C’95, Jane Reisman W’95, Marci Walner W’95, Rachel Goldenberg C’95, Mark Sherman C’95, Jeremy Brosowsky C’95, Beth Tritter C’96 G’97, Lauren Simmons C’95 and Dan Pariser C’94.

Michelle Leone C’95 GEd’96 <michelleleone@yahoo.com> e-mails that after three years of teaching high-school English in the Philadelphia suburbs, she moved to San Francisco and co-founded (invitemetoo.com), an online invitation site that was recently acquired by TimeDance.com. She and Rich Riley W’96 are engaged and planning a wedding this month in Philadelphia.

John Leibovitz C’95 has finished his first year at Yale Law School. “In my spare time, I released a CD, titled Global Village Idiot, on Pop Philosophy Records (www.globalvillageidiot.com).”

Edward LaPuma C/W’95 was appointed an executive director of W.P. Carey & Co., a corporate real-estate investment-banking firm in New York; he had founded its institutional department.

Rekha Rao C’95 recently married Vinay Rao in Bangalore, India; a reception was held in Ft. Lee, N.J. Attending were Sonia Kohli C’95, Vinit Sethi C/W’95, Amish Mehta EAS/W’95, Jyoti Kohli W’94, Rajit Malhotra C/W’94, Anil Seetharam EAS/W’00, Arun Seetharam GEng’98, Dr. Ravi Sharma G’70 Gr’75, Dr. Krishnan Kohli Gr’71 and Rekha’s father, Dr. S. L. N. Rao Gr’71. Rekha and Vinay both received their MBAs from Georgetown University in May and work in New York.

Gabriel Rutman C’95 <vitaming@gabrielmann.com>, aka Gabriel Mann, will tour the East Coast this November with The Gabriel Mann Situation, the pop/rock band he started in 1997. GMS, as they are known to their fans, have released a full-length LP and an EP, and play regularly throughout Southern California. Known on campus for his stint as music director for Off the Beat, the alternative,
co-ed a-cappella group, he “was often seen skating around campus to and from class/rehearsals, jester hat flailing in the wind. The hat was a fixture at the shows, and when I run into grads here on the Left Coast, I’m often asked whether or not I still wear it. The answer is no; it somehow got lost in the shuffle moving out here, but I have since purchased a replacement—not as cool, and I never wear it.) If you want GMS to come play at a club, college, party or whatever near you, send e-mail to <info@gabrielmann.com> or visit (www.gabrielmann.com).”

Brian David Shaw GCP’95 is director of alternative transportation at Emory University, responsible for managing its fleet of 30 shuttle vehicles and the university’s incentive programs for alternative transportation. He is also executive director of the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association, a group of organizations around Emory that promote alternatives to single-occupancy driving. Previously he was principal planner for the Atlanta Regional Commission, where he set up that transportation-management association and three others. “My wife Holly, and I have also been keeping busy with our baby boy, Henry, born last October.”

Mark Sherman C’95 is engaged to Rachel Goldenberg C’95; they will marry on Sept. 2 in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Dr. Martin P. Smith C’95, Roxbury, Mass., graduated from Harvard University Medical School in June, and has begun an internship in general medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. He will go on to a residency in radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Elizabeth Steinberg C’95 <esteinbe@nimbus.ocis.temple.edu> is engaged to marry Victor Hsu C’95. A wedding is planned for next May, following their graduation from Temple University School of Medicine.

James Strangio EAS’95 <james.strangio@gs.com> is happy to announce his engagement to Bonnie Hodroski; the wedding date is July 28. He works in the information-technology division at Goldman Sachs; she is a special-education teacher at South Brunswick High School, N.J.

Daniel Uribe C’95 <duribe@tsweek.com> recently left the news-wire City News Service in Los Angeles to join the business publication Tradeshow Week as a staff writer. “I apologize to all my friends for ‘falling off the face of the Earth’; please contact me at <duribe@tsweek.com>.”

Patrick Yau W’95 e-mails that “after two, truly great years at Newbridge, I have left to join AsiaTech Ventures, one of the first venture-capital firms to invest in Internet companies in Asia (www.asiatechv.com). The portfolio includes early round investments in renren.com, asiacontent, AMO, and U.S. companies, phone.com and USWeb.”

Dr. Mark Deshur EAS’96 graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May, and has begun an anesthesiology residency at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center program in New York.

Chipman Flowers Jr. C’96 <flowersc@georgetown.edu> graduated from the Georgetown University JD/MBA program in May, and in August began with the mergers and acquistions Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Wilmington, Del.

Priya Hemrajani C’96 <pnagrani@aol.com> recently married Vivek Nagrani at the Huntington Townhouse on Long Island, N.Y. He is president of OHC (www.ovadafut.com). They currently live in Los Angeles, but plan on moving to New York in the next couple of years. Other alumni who attended the wedding were Rhona Pearson C’96, Mindy Kelson C’95, Ruthanne Visnauskas C’96 and Caroline Waldmann C’96.

Rosalind Greenberg Karlin C’96 <roz@karlin.net> married Joseph H. Karlin at the James Michener estate in Bucks County, Pa., on May 24, 1998. Alumni in the bridal party included Rachel Bluth Smith W’96, Brandi Katz C’96, Melissa Rosenthal C’96, Joseph Bongiovanni C’95, Lori Karlin Schleinkofer W’97 and Raymond Schleinkofer W’95, Kim Van Naarden Braun C’95 and Andra Fogel C’96. In May Rosalind graduated from Temple University School of Law and will pursue her career as an attorney in Manhattan. Since they lived in Cambridge, Mass., Joseph completed his studies there, and will work in Manhattan as a management consultant with Fortune 500 companies.

Jordan Katz W’96, after four years of working in private equity for Colony Capital in Los Angeles, has joined eVolution Global Partners, a global venture-capital and services firm founded as a joint venture between Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, partners of Texas Pacific Group, and Bain & Co. It is domestically based in San Francisco, though Jordan still maintains his Los Angeles residence.

Dr. Richard G. Miller C’96 graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May, and has begun an internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.

Dr. Heidi Salsbury C’96 married David Shaff on May 28. The wedding party included Eric Shaff C’98, Dr. Harvey Shaff D’70, Tracey Bowen W’96, Deborah Goodman W’98 and Joanna Diakos C’96, and Alex Abell C’96, Ben Frost W’96, Ian Glazer EAS’96, Adam Goldberg W’95, Dr. Don Nelson D’70 and Dr. Fred Googel D’70 attended. Heidi “graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in June. We are now both doing our medical residencies in Boston; I am currently doing my pediatric training at Children’s Hospital.”

Amanda Schnitner Nu’96 is engaged to Dr. Jonathan Baum; the wedding is planned for May 6, in Scotch Plains, N.J. She graduated from NYU this past May with a master’s in nursing, and then moved to Newburgh, N.Y., where Jonathan is in practice (this note was sent in by Elisa Ahrend Nu’96).

Krista Allebach Vaughan Nu’96 married Michael Vaughan W’97 at The Hill School chapel in Pottstown, Pa., on June 17, “after dating 10 years.” Alumni in the wedding party included Rebecca Anderko C’95, Amanda Domzalski Nu’96, and Deke brothers Tim Yarnall C’97, Pete Wisniewski EE’97 and Chris Owens C’97. Other alumni attending were Peg Crowner Brown GNu’98, Monica Dobisch GNu’00, Matt Veneri C’97, Chris Cononico W’97, Luis Cornejo C’96, Leo Greenberg C’96 GEd’97, Dawn Kulp C’95, Mike Shannon C’97, Mike Steib C’98, Kemp Webber C’98, Andrew Bennett C’97, Archie Casbarian C’97, Brennan Binford EAS’97, Erik Visokey EAS’96, Greg Small C’97, Jordan Slovin C’97, Bill Brightcliffe C’97, Clint Schmidt W’97 and Scott Heery W’93. After the wedding Krista and Mike spent two weeks in Hawaii, and then moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco, where Mike is working for Telephia and Krista is an oncology nurse at the UCSF Mt. Zion Cancer Center.

Diane Gross C’97 married David Hess W’97 on June 18. They live in Manhattan, where she writes for TheStreet.com and he is an investment banking associate with Goldman Sachs.

Howard Kozloff C’97 received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the Harvard University School of Design, and will spend this academic year in Sydney on a Harvard fellowship.

Sin Wei Ong GL’97 has “brilliant news. I became a Dad on May 28; both Deborah and Alexander (baby) are fine at home. I am currently in London.”

Jacqueline Sheehan W’97 <jacqueline.sheehan.wh97@wharton.upenn.edu> e-mails that her company, “Creative Good has just launched our newest free report for the industry, the Dotcom Survival Guide. It includes over 30 case studies, articles and strategies for improving e-commerce sites (www.creativegood.com/survival); The New York Times covered the report on June 12. We hope you enjoy the report, apply it, and feel free to share the download URL. Meanwhile, along with this report, we are launching a new consulting service: the Customer Experience Workshop, a short-term intensive workshop that helps any e-business begin to improve its customer experience.”

Belinda Wong C’97 married Robert Hsu W’97 on May 27, celebrating with family and friends at the Catalina Room in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Robert is helping launch a new Internet venture in Los Angeles, and Belinda is working in strategic finance for Live Action Films of Dreamworks SKG.

Blaine S. Zavod C’97 graduated from the Emory University Law School with honors in May. He is an associate in real-estate law with the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He is happy to be back in Philadelphia.

Roberta Harting C’98 is “pleased to announce my engagement to Matthew Ralph. We will be married in August 2002. In the fall, I
will be a second-year law student at Boston University, concentrating in health and intellectual-property law. Matthew is a physical-commodities trader.”

Matthew J. Peck L’98 has joined the Cleveland law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP as an associate in its corporate and securities practice group.

David Pearson CGS’99 <davidepear@aol.com> has entered the Temple University Law School, Class of 2003.

Michael W. Tantala EAS’99 completed two years of graduate studies at Princeton, passed his generals, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering.

Marisa Toccin C’99, the Young Alumni chairperson of the South Florida regional scholarship gala, was named volunteer-of-the-year for South Florida. She serves on the board of the Dade County Alumni Club.

Joshua Zeichner C’99 reports that the 1999 Poor Richard’s Record (yearbook) won first place for cover design in the Golden Circle Awards of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

2000s

Gregory Saldana G’00 <gsaldana@rjha.net> joined the award-winning architectural firm of R. J. Heisenbottle Architects in Coral Gables, Fla., in June. He is currently working on the restoration of the Colony Theater in the Miami Beach historic district.


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