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Charles Eberly Ed’34 writes, “I can hardly believe it has been so many years since I graduated; my home was 5013 Locust Street, and I walked to Penn for three and a half years to get my degree. My graduating from Penn was a major achievement for me, and it opened doors which might have been closed as my life moved on. No need to note the details, but my life has been very agreeable in many ways, needing no more comment. Since you seek them, I’m pleased to provide a few, still being able to at 90 years.”

Dr. Earl W. Cook V’36, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s Veterinary Medical Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend. He co-founded QC, Inc., a commercial laboratory for testing and quality control of milk, food, water, and the environment.

Dr. Pearl Segal Lupin Ed’39 GEd’40 wrote an article in the spring issue of the Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, the official journal of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. On the theme, “The Educational Continuum,” she described the extensive offerings of Elderhostel, including her own experiences during years of travel: her piece is suitably entitled “Elderhostel: Live, Learn, Love and Laugh.” She is hopeful that this article will encourage many others to participate.


Fred H. Stapleford C’41 is “happily retired in Haddonfield, N.J., and pleasurably awaiting the arrival of a fifth grandchild. I would be delighted to hear via e-mail from classmates <>.”

Art Stoler W’47 <> was recently named controller at Architronics, Inc., an electronics company based in Dallas.

Hon. Harold Berger EE’48 L’51, a partner and managing principal of the law firm of Berger & Montague and a former judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, was appointed chair of a special bench-bar liaison committee of the Federal Bar Association to coordinate within the federal Eastern District of Pennsylvania a national initiative to familiarize members of Congress with the court’s function and to educate jurors on the importance of their service in the justice system. He is a past chair of the FBA’s national committee on the federal and state judiciary, and a past chair of the ABA’s aerospace-law committee.

David Bergman C’48 G’87, who sold his three pharmacies in Center City Philadelphia several years ago, has accepted a position as adjunct professor of pharmacy at Temple University, where he is the associate director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He had been president of the Philadelphia Association of Retail Druggists, and president of the alumni association and a trustee of the old Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now the University of Science in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lewis D. Polk C’49 M’53 GM’57 in June received the Carl B. Moore Award for public-health leadership from the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.

Edward A. Wiler C’49 won re-election to the board of the Sun City Hilton Head Community Association in South Carolina. He was also re-appointed to Beaufort County’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board.


Dr. Robert R Blanken Ch’50 Gr’60 e-mails, “Since 1969, I’ve been living in Amsterdam, where I now have a lovely Dutch wife, two step-daughters and two step-grandsons. Between 1969 and 1989 I was executive chief editor with Excerpta Medica, later part of Elsevier Science Publishers. Since about 1995 I’ve run my own small medical editing and translation business, Info-RRB-Med, but we also travel quite often, for example to a timeshare in the Algarve in Portugal.”

Rev. Ralph W. Bagger G’51, Allentown, Pa., in August last year celebrated with his wife, Elizabeth Hodges Bagger, their 50th wedding anniversary. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in October last year, and in May celebrated the 50th anniversary of his graduation from there; he was also honored then on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the ministry. He continues to serve in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, though retired from his position as periodicals editor of its Board of Publication.

Richard M. Gaba W’51 writes, “After more than 40 years as an advocate in labor and employment law, I retired from the active law practice and have been working fulltime as a labor arbitrator and mediator. I found the entry into the world of alternate dispute resolution to be smooth and natural because my law practice consisted of representing labor, management, and individuals in both the private and public sectors. In addition to my private arbitration and mediation practice, I devote time to mediating employment cases on a pro-bono basis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Last year I delivered a paper at the Transatlantic Perspectives Conference in Dublin, on ’The Professional Athlete: Competing in the Global Arena,’ and in February The Dispute Resolution Journal, a quarterly publication of the American Arbitration Association published my article, ’Arbitration in Public Sector Labor Disputes.’ I also serve as administrative judge for the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.”

Arthur Levy W’52 L’55, a shareholder of the law firm of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Rainer & Sloane, P.C., located in Media, Pa., recently received this year’s Louis J. Goffman Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation for individual achievement in pro-bono service.

George W. Nordham L’52 has written and published The Lord’s Prayer: Biblical Variations and Liturgical Adaptations. The booklet examines the prayer in Luke and Matthew, analyzes its structure, discusses its various words and phrases as found in various Bibles, and traces the addition of a doxology by the organized churches.

Robert Dembar W’53 <>, who has been known for some time as Jackson Dembar, is featured in the Berozkina Gallery, Kirkland, Wash. He is “perhaps the only abstract painter to come out of the Wharton School in its history, visit my Web site at (”

Dr. Donald H. Harter C’53 last year retired from his two positions with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: as senior scientific officer in January and as director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program in May. “I then spent a post-retirement sabbatical year at the University of Cambridge, where I was a visiting research fellow in the Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, and a visiting life member of Clare Hall College. This May I became an emeritus professor of clinical neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, where I continue to deliver neurological care and instruct medical students and post-graduate fellows at the George Washington University Medical Center.”

Duncan H. Bull W’54 completed “the best year ever” of his 46-year career with Northwestern Mutual Life last year; as a result, he “qualified for the prestigious Top of the Table of the Million Dollar Roundtable, which represents the top half of 1% of life-insurance agents on an international basis.”

Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, chair of the otolaryngology department at the University of Pittsburgh, participated in the 20th W. Franklin Keim Memorial Seminar on Head and Neck Surgery in San Juan, P.R., the Management of Head and Neck Cancer Mini-Seminar at the Aultman Cancer Center in Canton, Ohio, and delivered the Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Lecture at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Richard M. Rosenbleeth W’54 L’57, former general counsel to MBIA MuniServices, which provides revenue-enhancing services to municipalities, and a retired partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, has launched a mediation and arbitration practice in Philadelphia. “I have been involved in alternative-dispute-resolution matters, as a litigant, mediator, arbitrator, and judge pro-tem for many years, so it was a natural move into providing these services on a fulltime basis,” he said.

Edward W. Ryan W’54 wrote Liberty, Virtue and Happiness: The Story of Economic Freedom in America. He notes, “Last year the Ryan-Bacardi Professor of Economics was established at Manhattanville College in my name. Also, I am the founder and director of the Economic Freedom Institute there, which has as its mission the study of this vital liberty in a scholarly manner. Among our speakers have been Nobel laureates Merton Miller, Gary Becker, and Douglass North.”

Dr. Charles D. Knecht V’56, Opelika, Ala., former professor and head of small-animal surgery and medicine at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s Veterinary Medical Alumni Society in May.

Dr. Elizabeth Bauman Shelly M’58 was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in April as an “outstanding alumnus of Ohio private colleges who, through exemplary achievements and contributions to our society, nation and world, embodies and personifies the ideals and values of the liberal-arts tradition.” A 1954 graduate of Bluffton College, she devoted her professional and personal life to providing healthcare in Africa and Appalachia by introducing modern medical procedures and specialized obstetric-gynecological care.

Ginger Levit CW’59, a regular writer for Mid-Atlantic Antiques magazine, received a second-place award from the Virginia Press Women 2001 Communication Contest for her November piece on the Mainly Monet exhibition at the Virginia Museum and her December review of Van Gogh’s Face to Face at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Dr. Stanley Norman Cohen M’60 Hon’95, the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, in a permanent exhibit featuring him and a fellow molecular geneticist for their work on recombinant DNA technology, beginning in 1973.

H. Robert Fiebach W’61 L’64, co-chair of the commercial-litigation department and chair of the professional-liability practice group at Cozen and O’Connor, received the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s President’s Award in May. A past president of the Bar, and the current president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, he has worked over the last year to strengthen and expand the partnership
between the two. Recently elected as the Pennsylvania delegate to the American Bar Association, he sat on its board from 1997 to 2000 and has chaired its standing committee on lawyers professional liability. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has also served on the board of the Philadelphia Bar, and recently assumed the presidency of the Pennsylvania Bar Trust and Insurance Fund.

Lewis A. Carter Jr. C’63 e-mails, “After 23 years as managing partner, I merged Agnew, Carter, McCarthy, Inc., our 40-person, Boston-based public relations firm with Manning, Selvage & Lee, one of the world’s leading firms. Presently, I’m a tele-commuter, managing MS&L’s global network of affiliated agencies from my home in South Dartmouth, Mass. <>.”

Gerald Levin L’63, chief executive officer of AOL Time Warner, in June received the Media Man of the Year Award at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, for his role in creating the world’s first fully integrated media and communications company.

Robert Aiken Ed’64 GEd’66 received the Robert Girard Award in May for his distinguished career in education and his dedication and service to Girard College and its alumni association; he was its president, 1980-82. In 1950 he began a 15-year teaching position at Ridley Township (Pa.) High School; in 1966 he was appointed principal of Ocean City High School in New Jersey. In 1972 he was named the first superintendent of the Kittatinny Regional School District in Newton, N.J., and in 1978 was selected superintendent of the New Hope-Solebury School District in Pennsylvania. In 1981 he was appointed director of education at Girard College, and retired the next year. He also served as superintendent of the Deer Lakes School District in 1988 while their superintendent was on sabbatical.

Barry Bunin GEE’64 in July was appointed vice president of network implementation for Teleglobe, a provider of global communications and Internet services, based in Reston, Va. Previously he was managing director of Ultrapro International Inc., a New Jersey-based international management-consulting firm focused on telecommunications and information technology.

Marian Pearlman Nease L’64 has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton, Fla., as of counsel to its health-law-practice group. Previously she was vice president in charge of the life-care division at Cenvill Development Corp.

Barbra Shotel CW’64, Haverford, Pa., continues consulting to law firms on business and practice-development matters. Also, drawing upon her prior experience in network television as a producer, writer, and talent coordinator and as an interviewer for Steven Spielberg’s The Shoah (testimonials of Holocaust survivors), she continues involvement with oral history. She received a fellowship by the Preservation Society of Newport County in Rhode Island for a project on the Bellevue Avenue mansions, such as The Breakers, that it owns, producing and audiotaping interviews. “It is a fascinating project, and one that documents the lifestyle, history, and culture of a unique era in our country’s past.”

Beverly Rutman Budin CW’65, a partner in the family-wealth management group at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, spoke in June at the Annual Georgia Federal Tax Conference on “Analyzing Qualified Tuition Programs,” describing opportunities for college savings created by the new tax act.

Mark G. Yudof C’65 L’68, president of the University of Minnesota, was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the academy is an international learned society composed of the world’s notable scientists, scholars, artists, businesspeople, and public leaders.

Emily Scott Brown FA’66 has a show of brush drawings on display in the List Gallery at Swarthmore College till Sept. 26. A 2000 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for painting, last fall she was a visiting critic and lecturer in Penn’s Graduate School of Fine Arts, and also had a solo show at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.

Dr. Suzanne Ruch Jenkins V’66, assistant state epidemiologist in the Virginia Department of Health Office of Epidemiology, received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s Veterinary Medical Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend.

Dr. Bobbie Humenny McCrackin CW’66, vice president and public-affairs officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was re-elected chair of the Consumer Credit Counseling Center of Greater Atlanta. She joined the Atlanta Federal in 1982 as an economist.

Virgil Renzulli C’66, associate vice president for public affairs at Columbia University <>, in June published his first novel, Caliburn: The Lost Saga of King Arthur; it is available at and

Jason Ingram Roth W’66, who has been teaching at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane since 1989, was recently registered as a psychologist by the Queensland state board. His academic interests include second-language acquisition, the use of nonverbal communication, and cross-cultural perspectives of colour usage and nomenclature. His avocation revolves around British motor cars and his newly acquired 1952 Singer 9 Series 4AB Roadster; other Singer owners are encouraged to contact him at <>.

David Rutstein C’66, counsel to the Washington law firm of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, was honored at the annual awards dinner of the Wharton School Club of Washington, D.C., in June. Proceeds assisted deserving students from the Washington- Baltimore area in obtaining scholarships to the Wharton School. In 1996 he was named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine, and last year he served as chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Jill Levy Targer SAMP’66 <> is “still waiting for alumni to tour the Santa Barbara county wineries with Winetours 101.” She has also opened a Web site ( to display her watercolors and silk paintings.

Dr. Nelson Teng G’66 is director of the gynecologic-oncology section and associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. In June he joined the staff of St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where he specializes in ovarian gynecological cancers.

Dr. Lawrence F. Van Horn G’66, an anthropologist with the National Park Service in Denver, wrote the “Exploration and Explorers” entry in The Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century, published this year by Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Andrea Mitchell CW’67, host of The Mitchell Report on MSNBC and the chief foreign-affairs correspondent for NBC, who also serves as a trustee of the University, was honored at the annual awards dinner of the Wharton School Club of Washington, D.C., in June. Proceeds assisted deserving students from the Washington-Baltimore area in obtaining scholarships to the Wharton School.

Martin H. Redish C’67, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University School of Law, has become of counsel to the Supreme Court and appellate-practice group of the firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, based in Chicago, New York and Washington. His thirteenth book, Money Talks: Speech, Economic Power, and the Values of Democracy, was recently published by New York University Press.

Bruce S. Wagner WG’67 in May was appointed vice president of marketing and corporate communications for MSX International, based in Auburn Hills, Mich. A consultant for MSX International for the past two years, he was earlier vice president of worldwide marketing and communications at ITT Automotive.

Mark F. Grant W’68, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russsel, received a NUSA Notable Award in June. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., his practice focuses on real estate acquisition and development, condominium and homeowner association operation, and real estate and commercial lending.

Beth Altschul Hurwich CW’68 in February received her master’s in liberal studies from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., with her husband, Joe Hurwich W’68, cheering from the bleachers in the gym. In May, with their son, Mark Hurwich EAS’04, they cheered their daughter, Lisa Hurwich C’01, from the stands in Franklin Field as she received her B.A. in communication.

Eileen Lawrence CW’69 <> e-mails that in “July last year I became partner in launching a new electronic publishing company, Alexander Street Press, where I am vice president of sales and marketing ( Our web-based scholarly research collections in the humanities and social sciences, including “North American Women’s Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950” and “Early North American Encounters: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment,” are used by major academic libraries in North America and abroad. My gorgeous and brilliant son, Adam, who graduated from NYU film school in 1997, has just moved to Los Angeles to continue building his career as a cinematographer.”


Dr. Charles H. Cox III EE’70 GEE’72, Carlisle, Mass., was recently awarded the distinguished honor of fellow in the IEEE for his contributions to the analysis, design, and implementation of analog optical links, as he is one of the founders of the field now generally referred to as analog or RF photonics. He is president of Photonic Systems Inc., in Burlington, which he founded in 1998 to provide expert consulting services in fiber-optic system design and to develop low-cost, high-performance fiber-optic links for the communications industry. Previously he was on the research staff at MIT and at Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Cox holds six U.S. patents and has published over 70 papers on his research in photonics. He wrote the textbook, Analog Optical Links, to be published this year.

Sharon Graham CW’70, a grant and agreement specialist at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., in June received its Director’s Award for Management Excellence. The commendation was presented by Dr. Joseph Bordogna EE’55 GrE’64, deputy director and chief operating officer of the NSF and a former dean of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She had received a Director’s Award for Administrative Excellence in 1996, in recognition of her significant contributions in developing a model cooperative agreement for awards, that included the Materials Research Laboratory at Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter.

Dr. Neil Lutsky W’70, professor of psychology at Carleton College, in May received the Walter D. Mink Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. A social psychologist whose research focuses on the teaching of psychology, he is interested in ways technology can enhance student learning. In 1998 he was elected president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.

Fredric R. Mann II W’70 was appointed to the board of, Inc., based in Calabasas, Calif. He was a managing director and led the global corporate-finance practice for consumer business and retail industries at Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York.

Dr. William H. Stiebing Jr. Gr’70, professor of history at the University of New Orleans, was appointed a Seraphia D. Leyda University Teaching Fellow there for a three-year term. Teaching at New Orleans since 1967, he specializes in the history and archaeology of the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean and has written Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology, Out of the Desert? Archaeology and the Exodus Conquest Narratives, and Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions, and other Popular Theories About Man’s Past.

Daniel T. Mudge C’71 is president and chief executive officer of OpVantage in Greenwich, Conn., a company created in April by joining the quantification operational-risk groups of PricewaterhouseCoopers and NetRisk, a risk-advisory and software firm he had co-founded. In May he was elected president of the board of trustees of Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. His daughter, Ashley, is a junior there, and another daughter, Tapley-Ann, graduated in 1998.

Meryl L. Papanek CW’71 G’72 was promoted in May to vice president of marketing and communications for the National Marine Manufacturers Association in Chicago. She joined the group in 1997 as marketing director for boat shows.

Dr. Joel M. Rutenberg C’71, Bryn Mawr, Pa., writes, “I have been practicing neurology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill for the last 19 years. I was thrilled that my son, David, accepted a place in the Class of 2005. His grandfather was Dr. Morton Rutenberg Ch’42 Gr’49. David received his acceptance letter on the 10th anniversary of an aircraft collision over his elementary school that severely injured him; he has made a remarkable recovery.”

Dr. Sandra Sherman L’71 Gr’93 e-mails, “I am a professor of British literature and spending a year at the University of Cambridge, resident in Lucy Cavendish College. I have written on 18th-century literary and economic history—and I know a lot about the history of food <>.”

Steven L. Cantor C’72, an international-tax attorney in Miami, gave a speech in Toronto on “The New Estate and Gift Tax Laws: Effects on International Estate Planning” before the national conference of the Canadian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; he is chair of the Miami branch of STEP and a member of the STEP Council, based in London.

Gail Bock-Wagner PT’73 is owner of Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice in Pearl River, N.Y.

Art Collins WG’73 took over in May as chief executive of Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc., which manufactures medical devices, especially pacemakers and implantable heart defibrillators. Almost three-quarters of its sales are from products introduced in the past two years. He joined the company in 1992.

Dr. W. Carl Cooley M’73 is medical director of Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, N.H., which provides programs and services to assist children and adults with disabilities to achieve optimal growth and independence (; he also serves as an associate professor of pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School. In June he was named Pediatrician of the Year by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society. Internationally known for his work in developmental pediatrics and as an expert on Down Syndrome, he co-wrote Preventive Management of Children with Congenital Anomalies and Syndromes, published by Cambridge University Press last year.

Dr. Adam Garfinkle C’73 Gr’79 in July became editor of The National Interest, a quarterly foreign-affairs magazine in Washington.

Kathryn Gowka-Weiss CW’73, a registered architect and an associate at Robert A. Bosak and Associates in Allentown, Pa., is enjoying “the successful results of LASIK surgery.”

Marvin Tancer W’73 was appointed in June CFO and vice president of operations of Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals in Boulder. Previously he was an executive director of finance and administration with Berlex Laboratories, the U.S. pharmaceutical arm of Schering AG.

Irene Epstein Bolts CW’74 and David S. Bolts W’76 and Adam (seven), are delighted to announce the arrival of Jeremy Michael on Nov. 20. A litigation attorney, Irene is a sole practitioner concentrating in personal-injury law,
employment and unemployment compensation. “We live just outside of Philadelphia
in Wynnewood, Pa.; e-mail us at <>.” David adds, “Professionally, I was recently instrumental in guiding the formation of a 25-physician cardiology practice. As executive director, I was responsible for all business activities including finance, operations, IT, HR, and strategic planning. Having completed that project, I am looking to apply my experience in another venture, either in health care or general business. We had a wonderful time this May at the 25th Reunion. It was especially enjoyable hooking up with Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers and their families, including Matt Chanin W’76, Ross Perloe W’76, Brad Pollack W’76 L’79, and John Fox W’74.”

Pattie Dougherty Duncan CW’74 and Robert C. Duncan G’81 e-mail, “Our connection to Penn stays strong as our first two children, twins Ian and Claire, are entering the Class of 2005 as Benjamin Franklin Scholars. We continue to live in University City, where Pattie has a thriving massage-therapy practice, Robert is a private tutor in mathematics and science, and we are homeschooling our 11-year-old son Robin.”

Mike Everett L’74 was appointed in June chief financial officer of Network Robots, a networking start-up company based in Pleasanton, Calif. Previously he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Netro Corporation.

Jean C. Hemphill CW’74, a member of the business and finance department and the health-care group of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and resident in its Philadelphia office, was named partner in July. She is also vice-chair and a trustee of the Chestnut Hill Healthcare Corporation.

Prof. John Quelch WG’74 was named senior associate dean and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; previously he was dean of the London Business School. He also serves as a non-executive director of three British public companies, Blue Circle Industries, easyJet, and WPP Group.

Manuel Sanchez L’74, co-founder of the Chicago law firm of Sanchez & Daniels, became chair of the board of trustees of Northern Illinois University in July; he is the first Hispanic person to hold such a position in an Illinois public university. He lives in Lisle with his wife, Mary, and three children.

Joel Shaps C’74 has joined Bedrock Capital Management Inc. of Los Altos, Calif., as managing director and equity partner.

Glenn L. Unterberger C’74, a partner in the litigation department and a member of the environmental, the energy and project-finance, and the workouts and failed-transactions groups at the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in June started a two-year term as president of Temple Adath Israel, in Merion, Pa. He had served on the synagogue’s board, chairing its Committee on Organization and Management; Temple Adath Israel was founded in 1948 and now has 650 member households.

Leonard J. Adler W’75 was named in June vice president and wealth adviser at JP Morgan Private Bank in Palm Beach. Previously he was a partner at Greenberg Traurig in West Palm Beach.

John J. Duffy W’75 in May was appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing for Zenfinity, Inc., a professional-services firm based in Iselin, N.J. Previously he was vice president of sales for IronBridge Networks.

Dr. Art Gertel C’75 is senior director of clinical-trial services for iKnowMed <>. In May he was named an inaugural fellow of the European Medical Writers Association at its annual conference in Montpellier, France. Previously he was a fellow of the American Medical Writers Association, having served as its president, 1997-8.

Michael Karol C’75 e-mails, “I recently published a new book, Lucy A to Z, a unique biography of comedienne Lucille Ball, by It will be available soon at Barnes & Noble,, and Borders.”

Sam Pace W’75 and Jeannie, his wife, announce the birth of their first child, Samuel J. Pace III, on May 7.

Dr. Stephen M. Weisner D’75 GD’77 was elected chair of the Merrimack Valley District Dental Society, which is a component of the Massachusetts Dental Society; his term runs 2001-2002.

Andrea Levy Greenberg C’76 <> e-mails, “the 25th Reunion was fabulous. I loved seeing everyone and will remember the weekend for the rest of my life.”

Deborah Shelton Griffin CW’76 was nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties for judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court in the May municipal primary; she will be unopposed for the General Election in November. Her term will begin in January.

Jay L. Jackler W’76 was appointed chief financial officer and vice president for financial affairs of Cazenovia College; he is a former treasurer of the college and a long-time member of its board of trustees. Previously he was the partner in charge of information-technology consulting services with Testone, Marshall & Discenza, LLP, and the chief executive officer of TMD Technology Consulting Services, LLC, in Syracuse, N.Y. He lives in Manlius with his wife, Robbie, who is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Their daughter, Ashley, will be a freshman at Hobart & William Smith Colleges this fall, and their son, Sid, is a senior at the University of Rochester.

Richard D. Lane W’76 WG’81 in June became president of, Inc., a financial-services software company in Boston. Previously he was chief executive officer of SwiftTouch Corp., an Internet management-system company.

Robert Lavet C’76 was recently promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel of USA Education, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the parent company of Sallie Mae. He also serves as president of the Washington Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Association. His wife, Lorraine, is the chief operating officer of the American Electronics Association. They live in Vienna, Va., with their daughter, Jennifer.

David W. Ogden W’76 joined the international law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in June, as a partner resident in its Washington office. He is the former assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice: under his leadership, it obtained more than $1.5 billion in False Claims Act recoveries, filed a landmark racketeering and damages suit against the major cigarette manufacturers, and successfully litigated the Elian Gonzalez case and the tort actions brought against the federal government arising from the Branch Davidian tragedy at Waco, Tex.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Carr C’77 is a high-school Spanish teacher in the Navajo Nation at Chinle High School, Chinle, Ariz. “Look me up when you visit Canyon de Chelly.”

Gilbert F. Casellas L’77 is president and CEO of Q-Linx, Inc., a Washington firm that provides software development for child-welfare, juvenile-justice, and adult-corrections organizations. In May he was elected to a three-year term as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, N.J. He is a trustee of the University.

Lisa Zimmermann Deutsch C’77 <> is executive director of the Music Conservatory of Westchester, a 72-year old community music school in White Plains, N.Y., dedicated to “providing high quality, comprehensive music instruction for all who seek it, regardless of age, ethnic origin, ability, or means.” The school educates over 2,500 students annually, ranging in age from four months to 95 years old. For the past three years she was director of marketing and development and in charge of an $8-million campaign to build a 36,000 square-foot arts-instruction center in the economic hub of Westchester county. This new home for the conservatory opened in January and is where its music, music therapy, musical theater, dance, and art programs are offered: “one-stop shopping for the arts.” Lisa lives in Armonk with her husband, John, daughter Katrina (17), and son Sam (14).

Rob Frieden C’77, professor of telecommunications at Pennsylvania State University, has written a new book, Managing Internet-Driven Change in International Telecommunications, which provides a 480-page primer for students, professionals, and academics. “I have attempted to blend introductory material with comprehensive coverage of many complex interdisciplinary issues.”

Abby Areinoff Harbicht W’77 in May joined Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. as vice president of human resources. Previously she was vice president of human resources, worldwide, for The Disney Stores.

Andrea Colvin Roberts C’77 G’77 e-mails, “I am looking forward to attending the Celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn this fall and my 25th Reunion next spring. As a mother of three, David (17), Lindsay (15) and Joanna (eight), I appreciate the value of my excellent education and have wonderful memories of my years at Penn. I look forward to seeing all my friends at this exciting event.”

J. Patrick Robinson W’77 in May was appointed vice president and controller of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., based in Freeport, Ill.

Connie Kanter W’78 has “happily retired from the corporate world.” She lives in Seattle with her husband, Chuck Broches, and two children, Simon (born on Ben Franklin’s birthday, Jan. 17, in 1999) and Mimi, who will be one year old on Sept. 18.

Vincent T. Lombardo C’78, who has been an assistant Ohio attorney general since 1984, received the attorney general’s 2001 Professionalism Award, given to employees who best exemplify professional standards.

Susan Sloan-Rossiter GCP’78, Westwood, Mass., was promoted to senior associate at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., an engineering and planning firm that provides integrated transportation, land-development, and environmental services. She joined the company in 1994, and was a senior project manager in its transportation-systems group. Currently she is project manager for Massport’s Commonwealth Flats Development Area in South Boston and project manager for the proposed Clippership Wharf residential project in East Boston.

Dr. Charles K. Williams II Gr’78 Hon’97 in May received the Angell Medal, established by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to honor distinguished service by a Museum supporter. An active member of the museum’s Board of Overseers since 1985, he is chair of the $55 million, 21st-Century Campaign, after helping to kick off the campaign in February with an unprecedented $16 million contribution.

Doreen Singer Wright C’78 is senior vice president and chief information officer for Campbell Soup Company in Camden, N.J. Previously she was executive vice president and chief information officer for Nabisco, Inc. She serves on the board of the American Repertory Ballet and the Board of Advisors of Rutgers University.

Rakesh Gangwal WG’79 is chief executive officer of US Airways.

Betsy Shain Liebman W’79, Mansfield, N.J., an attorney in the Mt. Laurel office of the law firm of Capehart & Scatchard, in May was certified a civil-trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board on Attorney Certification.

Robert C. Schneider L’79 WG’79 is serving as the first vice-president of the University of Pennsylvania Club of Long Island; he recently became a life member of the club.


Brian Colgan W’80 has joined Alpha Strategies LLC, a investment-solutions provider in Wayne, Pa., as a principal and chief operating officer. Previously he was senior managing director of operations at FNX Limited. A trustee and former president of Philadelphia’s Vesper Boat Club, he lives with his wife, Judi, and their three children in Radnor.

Matt Erulkar C’80, a freelance photographer and writer, was recently elected to the board of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, the oldest photographers’ trade association in the country.

Jess Germansky W’80 spoke at the America’s SAP User Group national conference in May on “Managing Change Through Effective Communications,” using a case-study approach to address the interactions of project management and organizational-change management in building a high-performing team. He recently left his position as a director of information systems at Pfizer/Warner Lambert, where he played a central role in directing a major business systems initiative affecting over 1,500 users across three lines of business at seven sites throughout the country. As he continues his emphasis on applying technology to business, Jess is also spending some time back at Penn, pursuing an executive master’s in technology management, a joint program of the Engineering and Wharton schools <>. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Rockaway, N.J.

Dr. Melanie A. Katzman C’80 has returned to New York after living for five years in Hong Kong and London. She consults internationally to government and financial institutions on women’s mental health and diversity in leadership. Her fifth book, Eating Disorders: Cultures in Transition (Routledge Press), was released recently. She is co-chair of the University-firsts committee for the 125 Years of Women at Penn Celebration, to take place on campus this November.

David H. Laufman C’80 was recently appointed chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

Dr. Douglas B. Moreland C’80 is living happily in Buffalo, N.Y., with his wife, Joanne, and three children, Brian (13), Rachael (10), and Michelle (six). “Troy” e-mails, “I still run, and have coached my son’s little-league baseball team for the past seven years. I also teach him guitar, mostly Beatles and classic rock & roll, and my girls piano. I have traveled a lot of the world with my family. Director of the Buffalo Neurosurgery Group, I am also director of neurosurgery at Sisters Hospital and director of the Gamma Knife Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute—none are as impressive as they sound <>.”

Roslyn Scheiber Palusci C’80 <> has joined the Peak Performance Consulting Group in Grand Rapids, Mich. The firm has “over 20 years experience helping financial institutions develop and implement successful strategies for improving consumer banking and small business performance—and the corporate bottom line.” Her husband, Dr. Vincent Palusci C’80 <> has been promoted to associate professor of pediatrics and human development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Simon Singer Gr’80 was recently appointed professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University. Previously he was professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo SUNY.

Dr. Stanislaus Ting GM’80 e-mailed in mid-May, “Recently I designed the first, user-friendly single-page Multicolored Simplified Asthma Guideline Reminder as a practical tool for clinicians to promote better adherence to national and global asthma guidelines in real-world primary-care settings. The MSAGR has been very well-received by
clinicians across the country. During the past 100 days, over 10,000 copies of MSAGR have been distributed. It is supported by an asthma educational grant from the American Lung Association-West Texas. Go to ( for free downloads.”

Dr. Helen Gayle M’81 this month takes a newly created position as senior adviser for HIV-AIDS with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed over $300 million to HIV-AIDS prevention and treatment programs worldwide. Since 1995 she served as director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.

Ariela Stern Kraft EE’81 e-mails, “I am in my 20th year with DuPont, with new responsibilities as CRM manager for the apparel- and textile-sciences business unit. I live in New York with my husband and we have a one-year-old daughter. We stay in touch with other alumni, like Elyse Fine-Traub Nu’81, Karen Farber Silverman Nu’81 GNu’84, Dr. Iris Wertheim Berck C’81, Michael Rovinsky C’81 WG’86, and Alyce Fishman Ancier C’81, all of whom attended our wedding four years ago.”

Sharon Hernes Silverman C’81 wrote a new travel book, Pennsylvania Snacks: A Guide to Food Factory Tours, published by Stackpole Books. She and husband, Alan B. Silverman W’81, a custom software developer, live with their two sons in West Chester, Pa. <>.

Paul Spence W’81 has been promoted to CEO of the Asia Pacific region for Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two sons.

Daniel J Bussel C’82 a professor at UCLA Law School, has taken a two-year leave of absence to join the law firm of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP as a full-time partner. He co-wrote the leading casebook Bankruptcy (1999) and also Contract Law and Its Application (2000).

Stephen D. Lerner C’82 G’82 L’85, a partner in the Cincinnati office of the global law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., in May was named one of this year’s eight outstanding young bankruptcy lawyers by Turnarounds & Workouts.

Dr. Bernard L. Lopez C’82, associate professor of surgery and director of clinical research in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs.

Peter J. Dailey C’83 was promoted in June to vice president for corporate development with Allegheny Energy, Inc., based in Hagerstown, Md. He was executive director for business development, having joined the company as an attorney in 1991. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Joyce, and their three children, John, Merritt, and Courtney.

Dr. Kathryn Engebretson WG’83 GrW’96 in October becomes president of the William Penn Foundation, which annually grants over $60 million to nonprofits working in the Philadelphia region. She has served as treasurer of the City of Philadelphia (1992-94), and chief financial officer of the University (1997-99), and in January last year became CFO of BET Interactive in Washington.

Glenn S. Gordon C/W’83 was promoted in June to deputy regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Southeast office in Miami; he joined the SEC in 1995.

Diane Hartz Warsoff W’83 is executive director of the Utah Nonprofits Association, which serves the entire nonprofit sector in Utah. She received the Utah Jewish Federation’s young-leadership award in February for her work with the National Young Leadership Cabinet. She and her husband, Arthur Warsoff W’83, who is director of global-risk management at American Express Travelers Cheques, have lived in Salt Lake City for the past seven years with their two children, Jordan (12) and Sarai (seven).

Toby Willner C’83 was appointed the mentor-program coordinator for Trail Blazers, the youth organization, founded in 1887, that is “committed to working with economically disadvantaged, inner-city youngsters from New York and New Jersey in order to build values and life skills essential for productive citizenship (” Previously she had worked extensively in the field of domestic violence, and has an extensive background in grassroots organizing.

Michael J. Acquaro-Mignogna C’84 is a principal with the newly established Sockler Mignogna DiLello Realty Group, a commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in Ewing, N.J.; he has been a commercial real-estate appraiser since 1987 and held the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute since 1993. Marisa D’Orazio Mignogna W’84 is a business analyst with The Vanguard Group; she received her MBA from Villanova University in 1995. Married since 1986, they live in Radnor, Pa., with sons Matthew (six) and Nicholas (two).

Brian T. Carney C/W’84 <> e-mails that after being formally admitted into his Ph.D. candidacy, he accepted a position as business manager of the James W. Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, which hosts 30 to 40 events each year, ranging from Broadway touring shows to local concerts and events. His dissertation will examine the emergence of the narrative landscape, a group of recent dramatic works that deal with issues of history, narrative, and personal and communal identity. His book on coalition development was recently published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Lavender Productions, his production company, presented several plays in recent years, including his own play, Everyday Rebellions.

Dr. Stephanie Johnson Habadah EAS’84 was honored in June with a Dodge Fellowship for New Teachers from the New Jersey Department of Education’s Alternate Route to Certification Program. After working for colleges for 12 years, she switched to the K-12 environment to be able to focus more on helping those students excel in terms of character, critical thinking, workplace-readiness, and writing skills. Teaching led to her reconnecting with her best high-school teacher, Elaine Levy Schwartz CW’67. Both are looking forward to seeing Penn women return to campus, Nov. 1-2, for the 125th Anniversary of Women at Penn celebration.

Michael S. Kutzin W’84 and his wife, Wendy, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Chase, on May 2. He joins big sister Caroline, who will be three in October. Michael is a partner in the New York law firm of Fischbein, Badillo, Wagner & Harding, where he practices in the areas of trusts & estates and not-for-profit organizations. He would love to hear from classmates, and can be reached at <>.

John S. Marshall C’84 is now a staff writer for Politically Incorrect. For his previous work on The Chris Rock Show, he has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing.

Dr. Jerrilyn Marston L’84, Narberth, Pa., is a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Bazelon, Less & Feldman, where she has concentrated her practice in complex commercial litigation for the past 15 years. A lecturer in law at the Wharton School, in July she received one of its 2000 Undergraduate Teaching Awards for Associated Faculty.

Hon. Lynn Toler L’84, a judge on the Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, will make her first on-air appearance this month as the new judge in Power of Attorney.

Michelle R. Levy C’85 and Scott A. Leavitt W’85 WG’89 celebrated their 11th anniversary rafting and camping their way down the Tatshenshini River in Alaska in August. She just accepted a position with the legal division of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, drafting regulations and implementing the New Jersey campaign-finance law <>. He is senior director of intranet strategy and solutions at Merck & Co. <>. They live in Branchburg, N.J., with their scooter-riding seven-year-old daughter, Rachel Blair Levy-Leavitt (Class of 2016).

Dr. Thomas R. Pereles EAS’85 and Susan Horowitz Pereles C’88 announce with joy the birth of their third child, Samuel Tucker, on May 14. Sam joins his big brother, Zachary Austin, who will be five this month, and his big sister, Rebecca Sage, who turned two in March. Thomas is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice in Fishersville, Va., and chief of the orthopaedic service at Augusta Medical Center. Susan is taking time off from the practice of law, in order to be a stay-at-home mom. Their e-mail address is <>.

Edith Fitzgerald Saville Nu’85 GNu’93 married Dr. Wayne Saville on Oct. 2, 1999 in San Diego, Calif. “I work as a nurse practitioner in the HIV Clinic at the University of California, San Diego. Wayne is an oncologist and also practices at UCSD. We are expecting our first child [this month]. I’ve been horrible at keeping up with old friends, but I’d love to hear from you; my e-mail is <>.”

Valerie Billingham Snyder W’85 and Robert M. Snyder C’85 are pleased to announce the birth of Isabella McKenrick and Robert Reed on April 26 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Valerie is a vice president of Mellon Bank and Bob is market research manager for SAP America; they live in Collegeville, Pa.

Frederic A. Beckley C’86 in May was appointed vice president and general counsel of TruePosition, Inc.; based in King of Prussia, Pa., it is a provider of location products and services for wireless carriers. Previously he was senior counsel of business development for Verizon Wireless.

Dr. David S. Block M’86 WG’87 was promoted in May from senior vice president of business development and strategic planning to executive vice president in charge of international operations for DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company in Wilmington, Del. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the attending staff in the Moore Clinic for HIV patients.

Les Edwards EAS’86 GEng’90 and his wife, Ellie, of West Deptford, N.J., are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Kevin Douglas, on Feb. 8. Les has been president and principal engineer of Advanced Barrier Concepts, Inc., since 1994; based in North Carolina; it is a biopharmaceutical-consulting firm specializing in advanced sterilization and aseptic-processing technologies and serves
the North American, European, and South American markets. This year it launched the new Emerging Technologies Information Center on the Web (
to provide an industry-leading technical resource for the field of isolation technology <>.

Virginia Greene G’86, senior conservator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in June received the Sheldon & Caroline Keck Award from the American Institute for Conservation annual conference for her sustained record of excellence in the education and training of conservation professionals. She has served as head of the museum’s conservation laboratory since 1971.

Lawrence J. Kotler C’86 has joined Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP as a partner in the Philadelphia office; he focuses his practice on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. Previously he was a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll P.C.

Alan Lasdon W’86 married Cari Gilman SW’98 in Brockton, Mass., on May 13. Penn family there included Alan’s father, Dan Lasdon W’59, his mother, Jane Adelman Cohen CW’62, and his aunt, Andrea Bogash Adelman CW’69; the wedding party included Gregg Adelman C’96, Victoria Kahn SW’98, and Dr. Robert Adelman D’00, and Joe Demty EE’64 was a guest. Alan <> and Cari took a honeymoon to the Greek Islands; they live in Ambler, Pa.

Dr. Arthur J. Lawrence GrW’86, an assistant surgeon general, is acting assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services. Appointed in January by the new Bush Administration, he serves as the most senior public-health official in the Office of the Secretary and as chief operating officer of the Office of Public Health and Science <>.

Alec Levy C’86 e-mails, “I just graduated from George Mason University School of Law and, after taking the Virginia Bar, I will start a two-year clerkship at the Court of Federal Claims in Washington. I live in Manassas, Va., with my wife, Lucretia, and our two daughters, Hannah (three) and Miryam (one) <>.

Kevin Moore EE’86 WG’94 was appointed in May vice president of network services and wireless for e4e, Inc., a global technology holding company based in Santa Clara, Calif., and he will also run the East Coast office in McLean, Va. Previously he was a director with Deutsche Banc Alex Brown Inc., where he specialized in telecommunications and Internet infrastructure-services equity research.

Dr. Todd Rowan C’86 and his wife, Dr. Ilene Rosen M’93, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Jake Rowan, on Jan. 28. Todd is an otolaryngologist in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Ilene is a pulmonologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; they live in Cherry Hill <>.

Barry E. Steiner W’86 and Lisa Rome W’86 live in Boca Raton Fla., with their two sons Sam (four) and Drew (one). After six years practicing corporate securities law, Barry is a founding partner of Capitalink boutique investment bank, based in Coral Gables. Lisa is founder and editor in chief of II do Brasil, the first non-English edition of Institutional Investor, which targets the investment-management community.

John R. Varholy C’86 e-mails, “I spent the last year serving on an interim basis as chief European legal officer for my client, Mirant Corporation, at its Amsterdam headquarters. In July I moved to London to help open the first European office of my law firm, Troutman Sanders <>, adding to its current offices in Washington, Georgia, Virginia, and Hong Kong. I will be working actively in the opening of the liberalizing European energy markets, with an emphasis on electricity and natural-gas commodity and derivative trading. Friends and classmates will be able to find me at 69 Dashwood House, Old Broad Street.”

Paul Winston C’86 married Josefina Vasquez “in a small, (relatively) civil ceremony in New York on Dec. 23.”

Kenny Yuen C’86 <> e-mails, “I came back to Penn in 1997 to work for the Penn Police after my ’baptism’ at the Philadelphia Police Department. Here at Penn, the more things change, the more they remain the same. My older brother, Alex, has operated the Beijing Restaurant at Stouffer since 1988; I like to think his success with generations of Penn students has something to do with the name I suggested for his eatery. My brother Dr. Stanley Yuen EE’80 GEE’82 GrE’88 is a consultant in Asia. My younger brother John Yuen EE’87 is a partner in New Jersey-based AIV Solutions, Inc. I live in Cheltenham, Pa., with my wife, Rhonda, and sons David (14), and Isaiah (10). I occasionally run into my floormate from East Asia College House, Mae-Jane Louie C’85; she is raising her two little girls in the Quad with her husband, Joe Sun G’88, a live-in faculty fellow. My son, Isaiah, just received his first karate lesson from Sensei Andrew Lyn; he is a former staffer at Residential Living who taught my neighbor at High Rise South, Antoinette Jones C’87.”

Dr. Marc A. Godin G’87 WG’87 GrW’88 is a partner in I.U.GO Ventures, a Montreal-based investment company that specializes in the telecommunications and information-technology sectors. In May he was appointed to the board of Datacom, a provider of high-speed wireless technology for vehicle-fleet and industrial inventory management.

Pedro Ramos C’87, a member of the employee-benefits group of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and resident in its Philadelphia office, was named partner in July. He is president of the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia (and was the subject of the Gazette cover story, September-October 2000).

David Thayer W’87 e-mails, “I now serve as vice president of finance for Beicom, Inc., in Alexandria, Va. It is a wireless-technology start-up, making and marketing a new communication and location device that can be used in campus environments such as amusement parks, retirement communities, and industrial sites. We recently secured $2.1 million in proof-of-concept funding, and expect to go live this fall. I live in Washington and love it, and would welcome e-mail at <>.”

Gerard Babitts C’88 e-mails, “My wife, Michelle, and I recently had an addition to our family: William Ethan Babitts was born on May 29 and all is well. I am still at Columbia Records in New York serving as vice president for international A&R and artist development.”

Philip M. Bricknell C’88 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.

Dana Herman Covey C’88 and Joe Covey C’88 expanded their family with the birth of Evan David on June 14. He joins big sister Rachel who just turned three; they live in New York <> <>.

Fay Darmani C’88 writes, “Our twin boys, Patrick and Brannan, were born on Mar. 16; they are our first children. We are enjoying ourselves, living in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. I am in touch
with Yasmin Tong C’88, who works for Fannie Mae in Pasadena, and John Auyong C’88,
who [was] lawyering in Oakland this summer.” She “lives for e-mail” now that she is mostly homebound taking care of the boys <>.

Tara Hannon DelGado W’88 and her husband, Joseph DelGado, are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful second son, Christopher Patrick, on Dec. 16.

David Frankel C’88 was appointed president of the Urban Outfitters Wholesale Company in May. Previously he was president of CK Apparel Corp., the licensee for Calvin Klein menswear in this country.

Joe Granda EE’88 WG’93 and his wife, Ellen Granda, “joyfully announce the birth of our first son, Will, in Chicago on June 3. I also recently joined GE Financial Assurance in Schaumburg, Ill., as director of new-product development. We would love to hear from old friends at <>.”

Allison Hurwitz C’88 e-mails, “a series of my children’s portraits, done in oils, were on exhibit at the international-departures lounge of Newark Airport in June and July, as well as at the Art Students League of New York in May. My work will also appear in Direct Art magazine in the late fall <>.”

Jonathan Kessler C’88 GEd’89 was recently promoted to program director at Intouch Services DuPage, a countywide program of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, which provides services to senior citizens.

Dr. David F. Meaney GEng’88 Gr’91, an associate professor of bioengineering and a member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering and the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation at Penn, received the Y. C. Fung Young Investigator Award in July, for “a bioengineering researcher younger than 36 who demonstrates the potential to make substantial contributions to the discipline.” His research in injury biomechanics focuses on how brain cells respond to mechanical forces; it is not known how much force is needed to harm the brain or how to help the brain repair itself after injury.

Michelle Marcus Stravitz EAS/W’88 and her husband, Steven, announce the arrival of their fourth child, Max Samuel, on May 9. He follows big brothers Adam (eight) and Zev (two), and big sister Arielle (four) in keeping Michelle busy as a stay-at-home mom. Since the birth of her children, she has left her consulting career with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and her Ph.D. work at The George Washington University “to pursue softer, more challenging opportunities in fulltime motherhood.”

Ellen Goff Walls C’88 GEd’98 e-mails, “My husband, Todd Walls, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first son, Ethan Velde Walls, on Dec. 21. I am taking an extended leave of absence from my job as an English teacher in Fairfax County, Va., in order to care for my son.”

Charles J. Weidner EAS/W’88 and Mary Patricia Weidner celebrated the first birthday of their son, Christopher Joseph, on July 19. “He continues to amaze us each day and he looks forward to meeting all members of the Penn community. You can contact us at <Charles.>.”

Karen Weintraub C’88 and Michael Kuchta C’88 had a busy year: On Dec. 11, Karen gave birth to a daughter, Josephine Nicole Kuchta. In January the family, including Josie’s big sister Caroline (now four), moved from Norfolk, Va., to Cambridge, Mass. And in March Karen started a new job as deputy political editor at The Boston Globe. Michael is now an associate at Hanbury Evans Austin, an architecture firm in Cambridge that specializes in academic and cultural arts facilities. “We are hoping to have a quiet summer, and would love to hear from old friends <>.”

Jane P. Hall Carter C’89 writes that she married James Carter on Oct. 11, 1997. Alumni attending the ceremony were Dr. Mary Jane O’Neill C’86, Toygen Jean Yee Kaihatsu W’89, Lisa Mack C’90, and Dr. Charles Crocetti D’58. Jane and Jim welcomed a baby daughter, Elizabeth Jane, on April 20, 1999. They live in Bedford, Mass., and she works as a project manager for Perceptive Informatics, Inc. in Lowell <>.

Julie Cohen C’89 married Nigel Blower of Wolverhampton, U.K., in October 1999. They celebrated with receptions in this country and England. She recently started her own business in Philadelphia, Julie Cohen Coaching, which provides executive, career, and personal coaching to individuals and corporations. Previously, she was a corporate coach for Ernst & Young Consulting. She can be reached at <> or through her Web site, (

Randy Domolky C’89 has been named vice president for indirect channels and customer development at Neon Communications, Inc., a wholesale provider of broadband fiber-optic capacity in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. He will continue to be based in Fairfax, Va., where he lives with his wife, Janet, and two boys, Asa (five) and Spencer (four).

Jean-Pierre Finnell G’89 WG’89 joined Predictive Systems, Inc., a network infrastructure and security consulting firm based in New York, as vice president of global alliances in June. Previously he was vice president of professional services for United Messaging, a global messaging ASP.

Laurie J. Goldberg C’89 “married the wonderful Mark Hepler on July 28. We live in San Mateo, Calif. After seven years doing litigation work with the Aon Corporation’s law division, I decided to change my focus to appellate practice and in May became a senior associate with the firm of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco. I am delinquent in reporting on a big finish to the year 2000, with two very proud moments in December: being selected by California Lawyer magazine as one of about 25 Lawyers of the Year, and completing the California International Marathon in just under five hours.”

Richard Gusick C’89 GEd’91 and his wife, Kristin Erb Gusick GEd’94, celebrated the birth of their second child, Martin William, on March 16; they live in West Chester, Pa. Richard’s e-mail is <>.

Sharyn Lubin Levitt C’89 and Dr. Marc Levitt C’89 warmly welcome their third child, Jessica Arlyn, who was born on June 20. She looks forward to enrolling in the Class of 2023, and joins brother Samuel (five) and sister Raquel (three) in their home in Buffalo, N.Y. Sharyn is director of development at the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, and Marc is assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics and a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Andrea Shaham Mandell C’89 <> was appointed partner in the law firm of Thacher, Proffitt & Wood in New York; she has been with the firm since 1993. Andi lives in East Rockaway with her husband, Jon, and three children, Remi, Dustin, and Bailey.

Jonathan E. Perkel C’89 <> is proud to announce the opening
of his own legal practice in New York as a member of the i>path attorney network ( He reports spending the boom years of the Internet in the whirlwind of Silicon Alley, counseling start-up and early-stage Internet and new-media companies through numerous rounds of angel and venture-capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and other matters from the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. An active member of the New York New Media Association, in the last year he has taught on the “Formation of U.S. Companies and Venture Capital Issues” for its Building a Successful New Media Business series, and addressed the New York chapter of I and I Asia on “The Art of the Venture Capital Deal.”

Bruce Tanous WG’89 in June joined Neuberger Berman, an investment management firm, as head of its new Washington office and regional vice president. Previously he was a managing director of the business-development team of ASB Capital Management.

Daniel T. Young W’89 was admitted to the partnership of the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP in its Cleveland office; he focuses his practice on securities law and public finance.

Deborah A. Zinn C’89 and David A. Shiffman C’89 are proud to announce the birth of their son Tyler Jake Shiffman on April 18. Big sisters Sara Alix and Sydney Elise, who turned three on Jan. 17, were excited to see Uncle Prince, Marc R. Shiffman W’89, and all of their parents’ Penn friends who visited TJ. Their favorite weekend activity is having breakfast with their Dad and Uncle Berko, Jeffrey L. Berkowitz W’89, and his oldest daughter Casey, who live around the corner. They also enjoy weekly playdates with Emily Dugoff, daughter of Rachel Gordon Dugoff W’89.


Dr. Mark J. Drozdowski C’90 received his doctorate in higher education from Harvard University in June. He is director of foundation, corporate, and government relations at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, and lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kristen, and his beautiful baby daughter, Julia <>.

Dr. Adam Dunsby W’90 G’92 GrW’95 and his wife, Cathy, welcomed a son, John Barriger Dunsby, on June 23 in New York; he weighed 9 lbs., 5 ozs. His three-year-old big sister Caroline is delighted.

Michael Feuerman C’90 e-mails, “I’m happy to let you know that I’m engaged to Marni Weiner. We’ll be living together in Plantation, Fla., and will be married in the spring. We look forward to a great Penn turnout at the wedding.”

Sandra Ehrenpreis Flaster C’90 e-mails, “My husband, Michael, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our son, Jason Pearce, on Nov. 20; he weighed 8lbs. 8oz. His big sister Ariel Dayna (two), is also pleased with the prospect of having ’a partner in crime.’ They are living crime-free in Tenafly, N.J. <>.”

Dr David J. Glass C’90, an associate in the family-law department with the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, in June was elected to the board of the Jewish Family and Children Service of Southern New Jersey, based in Cherry Hill. He also serves on the board of the Katz Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey, and the ethics board at Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia. And he is a board member of Penn’s Mask and Wig Club.

Michael Gruber C’90 is a director of Taproot Ventures, an early-stage seed-investment firm that specializes in commercializing technology from both individual and institutional inventors <>.

Dr. Pamela Freilich Hjelle C’90 GEd’91 Gr’01 and Mark Hjelle W’91 GPU’95 announce the birth of their daughter Erica Elizabeth on May 14; she joins her two-year-old sister, Jessica. One week after delivering Erica, Hjelle received her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the Graduate School of Education.

Gordon Kessler EAS’90, his wife, Katie, and three-year-old son, Noah, are proud to announce the birth of Zachary Daniel on May 10. Gordon is a partner at the intellectual-property law firm Frommer, Lawrence and Haug in New York, and the family lives in Chappaqua <>.

Heerak Christian Kim C’90 e-mails, “I am excited to share that I had a collection of poems, Changing Seasons: A Poetic Journey over Three Continents, published. This compilation chronicles an artistic and poetic journey over three continents, Europe (Cambridge), the Middle East (Jerusalem), and America (Providence). The poems focus on themes of love, freedom, social justice, and nature. It could be purchased at Barnes and Noble bookstores and other local bookstores.”

Tina Makoulian C’90, a member of the real-estate department and the transactional-finance, land-use, and telecommunications-law groups of the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and resident in its Philadelphia office, was named partner in July.

Jonathan Press C’90 was promoted in June to vice president of marketing partnerships for the National Basketball Association in New York. He joined the NBA from SFX, where he served as senior account director in the corporate-consulting division.

Dr. Kristine Chu C’91 married Dr. Chun Oh in River Edge, N.J., on April 7. Penn friends attending included maid-of-honor Dr. Allison Styne W’91, bridesmaid Dr. Zelah Pek C’91, Christina Thomas C’91, Amy Huang C’91, and Christie Shaw Whidden W’93. Kristine and Chun live in New York where she is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology and he is an anesthesiologist.

Capt. Tim Dunster W’91 e-mails that he is still on active duty and working in Washington. He was recently presented with the Most Outstanding Contributions to Air Force Financial Management for 2000 Award, and was singled out from across the Department of Defense for Meritorious Performance in Budgeting for 2001 <>.

Michael Goodman W’91 e-mails that he and Ken Harrell W’91 recently started a boutique investment bank, Pharus Advisors, LLC. “Pharus (which is Latin for lighthouse) provides M&A advisory services to under-performing technology companies. We work with the portfolio companies of leading VC’s to help execute a rapid sale or merger during this difficult financing environment. We have offices in New York and San Francisco, and are hiring associates in both locations <>.”

Christopher B. McLaughlin W’91 and his wife, Lynn Leubuscher, an in-house counsel at IBM, recently returned to North Carolina after three great years in Maine. He accepted a fellowship at Duke Law School, where he and several faculty members are producing multimedia course materials for use in law schools throughout the country <>. After his fellowship, he plans to join Duke’s Office of Alumni Affairs as a senior development officer.

Betty Rhiew-Breslin W’91 and her husband, Michael T. Breslin, welcomed their first child, Matthew Dae-Il, into the world on April 13; he weighed 7lbs., 11oz., and measured 20 1/2 inches long. After graduating Kellogg Business School in 1996, Betty made a career change from consulting to marketing. She plans on returning to work as a marketing manager at Pharmacia Corporation in Bridgewater, N.J., after an extended maternity leave. Mike is a special agent for the FBI in Manhattan.

Brett Sewell G’91 W’91 in June was promoted from senior vice president and general manager to president of SnapTrack; based in Campbell, Calif., it is a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc., focused on integrating GPS and two-way wireless.

Dr. Peter D. Weinstein Gr’91 in June joined the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, as an associate in its intellectual-property group and resident in its San Diego office; the firm specializes in representing technology and New Economy companies.

Christine Turner White C’91 e-mails, “I have been enjoying life in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last two years with my husband, Colin. After a brief stint working for Ariba, Inc., at the height of the B2B e-commerce frenzy, I am now much more settled and employed by BEA Systems in San Jose, as manager of worldwide partner programs. I am disappointed I wasn’t able to make it back to the East Coast for my 10th Reunion, but would love to hear from classmates and friends with updates to share <>.”

Steve Coopersmith C’92 married Tanya Schierling, a fellow attorney, on June 9. Having finished three years as a criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he is now an attorney at the San Diego law firm of Post, Kirby, Noonan & Sweat LLP, with a civil-litigation practice, focusing on real estate, banking, and antitrust matters <>.

Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster Nu’92 e-mails, “I’ve become an entrepreneur—who knew, certainly not me, never dreamt it. Last year I decided I wanted more out of life for myself and my family, so I decided to attain this goal by utilizing all the experience and expertise I’ve gained as a registered nurse over the past nine years working in New York: I became a certified legal nurse consultant and started Greenfield-Webster Consulting, LLC, where I provide medical-expert consultations to lawyers and insurance companies. Contact me at (914) 779-9664 or <>. Help send my daughter to Penn in 15 years—and me into retirement.”

Dr. Pierre Jalbert G’92 Gr’93 became an assistant professor of composition and music theory at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston four years ago. His wife, Julia Lin Jalbert G’91, e-mails, “Last year Pierre received the prestigious Prix di Rome, and we have been based in Rome since last September; while here he continued to serve as the composer-in-residence for the California Symphony based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed two more works for orchestra, premiered by the Albany Symphony and the California Symphony this year: the latter work, Symphonia Sacra, was the largest orchestral work he has written so far, 27 minutes long, three movements). He also completed a commission for the Japanese marimba player Makoto. Last year Pierre entered the orchestral work, In Aeternam, in the Masterprize Competition, which is sponsored by BBC On Air magazine and the London Symphony and its affiliated European symphony orchestras. In January it was selected one of 12 semi-finalists, and broadcast throughout Europe in the spring. In May he learned the piece made it into the five finalists; as a result, it was re-recorded by the Budapest Symphony. He was able to attend the recording of the piece, as well as hear, at the Italian Embassy, the live performance broadcast by Hungarian radio. This recording is available on CD and was distributed with the August issue of BBC On Air. The works of the finalists will be performed by the London Symphony on Oct. 10 in London: the winner will be selected from a mixture of votes from a judging panel, the audience, the musicians, and a large percentage of those who receive the BBC magazine and vote via paper or online (”

Lee Kessler C’92 e-mails, “Finally tiring of the corporate grind, I recently launched Lee Kessler Communications (, and am enjoying my very manageable 11-ft. commute. I provide marketing writing to investment companies and communications firms; a special focus is writing mutual-fund annual reports <>.”

Dr. Cynthia Schwartz-DeVol C’92 e-mails, “I am very excited to announce that I married Carter DeVol on May 5. We had a great Penn contingency at the wedding, including three of my bridesmaids, Heather Rosenbloom C’92 WG’00, Angela Ferrari C’93 Nu’97, and Laura Gorman Linback C’91, and guests Debbie Benyik C/Nu’93, Marla Sims W’92, Virginia Wei C’91, Natalie Cutler W’93, Becky Schaefer C’93, Anna Goco Oshiro C’93 and Reid Oshiro EE’91, and Elissa Laitin EAS’93, and there was even a rendition of ’Toast a Highball.’ I am also very excited to announce that I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from MCP Hahnemann University in December. I now work as a drug and alcohol counselor and am working towards earning my licensure hours. Carter and I live in King of Prussia, Pa., and life is going great <>.”

Thomas Todorow WG’92 is senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Previously he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Denise S. Wolf C’92 and Paul L. Rudick WG’95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Wolf Rudick, on Jan. 28. “He lives with his parents in Philadelphia, and has his daddy’s nose and mommy’s lungs.” Proud family include grandfather Howard Wolf W’59 and uncle Brian Rudick WG’92.

Felicity Wood C’92 writes she graduated with a master’s from the UCLA School
of Public Policy in June. Over the summer she was finishing a documentary set in Cameroon, and in August started working for the California state auditor <>.

Stephen Bell W’93 and Julie Berliner Bell C’93 e-mail, “We welcomed our second daughter into the world on March 14: Sydney Rebecca is definitely keeping us busy and big sister Samantha loves her new little sister. We still enjoy our life in the D.C. area <>.”

James Fleischer W’93 and Regan Allan C’93 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Michael Fleischer, on May 9; he was 8lbs. 11oz., and 20in., and joins big brother Brian (three) at home. Jim is director of sales and marketing analysis at Showtime Networks in Manhattan and Regan is a full-time mom, while volunteering as Connecticut state coordinator for the International MOMS Club <>. They live in Stamford.

Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 and Dean E. Grabelle L’95 are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Hayley Grabelle, on May 1; they live in Voorhees, N.J.

Andrew Holmes C’93 and Dorothy Vinski Holmes are “happy to announce that we have a daughter, Sarah Anne Holmes, who was born on June 3. The whole family is doing fine.” Andrew is an attorney in the Internet-enforcement branch of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco district office <>.

Ronald Kaloostian C’93 graduated from Stanford Law School in May. He will be working as an associate in corporate law in the San Francisco law firm of Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May. “Hello to all my classmates.”

Michael Kamras C’93 <> recently earned his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He will work in the financial-sponsors group at the Los Angeles office of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.

Dr. June Hong Lee C’93 received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore; she was awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence for graduating first in her class with an overall GPA of 3.96. She celebrated the occasion with her husband, Dr. Richard Lee, plastic-surgery fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and her two-year-old son, Ethan Hyun-Bae Lee. June is planning to work as a clinical pharmacist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore; they live in Columbia.

Maurizio Levi-Minzi L’93 has been named partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York; he is a member of the corporate department and specializes in cross-border transactions. He and his wife, Ellen, live on the Upper West Side with their two terrific boys, Jonathan (six) and Daniel (two).

Bret K. Bernstein W’94 married Michele B. Fishbein in Hollywood, Fla., on June 23. The wedding party included Dr. Richard A. Leit C’94, David G. Lindenbaum EAS/W’94, and Mathew Linett C/W’94. Alumni attending included Jed Cohen W’94, Ethan Falkove W’94, Jaclyn Paige Leit C’93, Carolyn Newman Linett C’96, Michael Monson C’94, and Adam Rosenbluth C’94. After a glorious honeymoon in Hawaii, Bret and Michele returned to their home in Plantation, Fla., where he is a senior tax consultant in Deloitte & Touche’s Fort Lauderdale office and she is art director at Plantation Middle School, while pursuing her master’s degree in educational leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Bret would love to hear from Penn friends at <>.

Dr. Robert Hess GrN’94 received the New Jersey’s 2001 Governor’s Nursing Merit Award for excellence as a nurse educator of the year. “I am the corporate director of continuing education for Nursing Spectrum, the largest nursing media company in the world.”

Robin Kim ASC’94 is senior vice president and head of operations in the San Francisco office of Cohn & Wolfe, an international public relations firm; she had set up that office in 1999. She was named in April to PR News’s list of “15 to Watch, those who have had a positive impact on public relations, their work environment and roster of clients.”

Ken MacFarlane C/EAS’94 and his wife, Dr. Amanda Shearer MacFarlane, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Christopher Edward, in Wilmington, Del., on May 21. Ken is a lead systems administrator in the Internet division of First USA Bank. “On the off chance that anyone was looking for me on Alumni Day, I hope this is a good enough excuse why I wasn’t around <>.”

Julie Burgess Nelson W’94 and her husband, Tim Nelson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John (Jack) Montague, on April 1 <>.

Frank Stagnitta EAS’94, Lanoka Harbor, N.J., in June was named regional sales manager, central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, for Acme-Hardesty Co., a marketer and distributor in Blue Bell, Pa., of vegetable- and animal-based oleochemicals and industrial-process chemicals. Previously he was sales manager with Helm U.S. Chemical.

Bouabuchar June Klavikorn Yu C’94 gave birth to twin girls, Audrey and Emily in January. She recently returned to work at the real estate investment-banking group of First Union Securities <>.

Matthew J. Bass C’95 L’99 <> and Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu’94 <> announce the birth of their daughter, Devorah Emily Bass, on Feb. 10, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Ravdin building, named for the grandfather of Bill Ravdin C’95, who was among the first alumni to see Devi. “Other grads who have complimented us on our daughter include Stephanie Brown C’92, who called the delivery room at an inappropriate time, Jessica Yin C’95, Nadeen Thomas C’91, and all of the attendees at the Elizabeth Popp C’95 and Dan Berman C’95 wedding. A Web shrine devoted to Devi can be admired at (”

Betsy England C’95 married David J. Skolnick CGS’00 in Westport, Conn., on July 1. Fellow alumni included Brian Leaf C/W’95 and Deborah Kroch Leaf C/Nu’96, and Kessel L. Nelson C’94. “We just purchased our first home in Weston, and are happily raising our bloodhound puppy. I’m writing fulltime and am currently at work on my second novel <>. David, a 1988 graduate of Boston University, works for a diversified holdings company in Westport.”

Charles Gassenheimer C’95 married Lori Gassenheimer at the Grove Isle Club in Coconut Grove, Fla., on June 2. Classmates attending Chad Brown C’95, Erik Brown C/W’95, Woodrow Anderson C/W’95, Leonard Cooperman C’95, Raffaele J. Senese C’93, Michael Block C/W’92, and Elliot Fuhr ChE’81. Charles and Lori live on the Upper West Side in New York <>.

Tracy Gitnick Herriott C’95 married Stuart Herriott at the Central Park Wildlife Center in New York on Sept. 3, 2000. Heather Gilbert C’95 and Lisa Roth C’95 were bridesmaids; alumni attending the wedding included Rachael Millstein C’95, Tama Weinberg C’95, Catherine Bender C’95, Katherine Ahn C’95, Joanna Silber C’95, and Eric Dubinsky C’95 G’97. Tracy and Stuart recently moved from New York to Los Angeles, where she is deputy photo editor for the Associated Press in California and he is an account manager at CarryOn Communications.

Jason T. Jaslow EAS/W’95 and Regina Wong W’97 are excited to announce their engagement on July 5. He works at Scholastic’s Internet group in SoHo, handling all their
Internet and eCRM stats. She is director of b2c marketing at in midtown Manhattan. “We’d love to get back in touch with our friends at Penn: do e-mail us at <> or <>.”

Marguerite O. Kraftson C’95 is pleased to announce her engagement to James Thayer Kelley III. Members of the wedding party include Cristina M. Catinella C’95 and Donald W. Kraftson WG’96. The wedding will take place in Philadelphia next June.

Meenu T. Sasser L’95 is an associate with Gunster, Yoakley, Valdes & Fauly in West Palm Beach, where she practices commercial and intellectual-property litigation. She was appointed in May to the board of the Association of Retarded Citizens of Palm Beach County.

Dr. Barbara Soriano C’95 is happy to announce that she married Dr. Michael Gillespie in Livingston, N.J., on March 31. Her maid of honor was Dana Loesberg Baron W’95, and the entourage included Renee Simon C’95, Andrea Stoltz Gendel C’95, and Laura Radosh C’95. Other Penn friends attending were Julie Katz C’95, Itai Baron C’96, and Lori Lieberman Maran C’96. Barb and Mike both graduated in May from Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. They both started their internal-medicine residencies at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, in June. In late-May she was “looking forward to finally being out of school and to the move down South <>.”

Jamey Tesler C’95 married Monica Swanson at the Gedney Farm in Mass., on May 19. They met while in law school at Michigan University. Alumni attending included Alyson Tesler C’97 (who sent in this note), Dave Yee C’95, Steve Rosenberg C’95, Brooks Mackintosh C’95, Adam Caplan W’95, Todd Saxon W’95, Karyn Peiser C’95, Paul La Monica C’95, and Sean McGrath W’95. “The wedding was beautiful and it was great to be able to celebrate with so many old friends.”

Guy Waters C’95 and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of their first child, Phoebe Louise, on June 4. The family lives in Durham, N.C., where he is a doctoral candidate in religion at Duke <>.

Benjamin C. Abrams C’96 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.

Dr. Eugene L. Anderson C’96 e-mails, “I received my Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Virginia on May 20, and work as a researcher and policy analyst at the American Council on Education <>. My wife of three years, Gasa, and I now live in Silver Spring, Md.; a graduate of the University of Virginia, she begins teaching at Sidwell Friends School this fall.”

Gregory B. Buck C’96 received this year’s Alliance for Excellence Award for Technology Innovation and the Autodesk Award for Architect of Distinction. He is completing his first year towards a master’s in architecture at Harvard University.

Sara L. Drucker Cooper C’96 married Jason Cooper in Denver on March 31. Karen Murphy C’96 was an essential member of the bridal party as she was the only one who could button Sara’s wedding dress. Guests included Gentry Dick C’96, Sean Davison C’96, Blas Nunez-Neto C’96, David Cautin W’95, Alex Chororos C’95, and Alison Yaffie C’95. The party lasted until the wee hours of the morning and culminated in a private viewing of Sara and Jason’s wedding dance in the hotel lobby. They live in Denver where she is working on her master’s in public health at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and he is part owner of a real estate investment company. They send their love to all of their friends and family who made their wedding so special; they can be reached at <>.

Adrian J. Fogle EAS’96, Fermanagh, Pa., a senior project engineer in the structural-engineering unit of Erdman, Anthony and Associates, Inc., based in Mechanicsburg, was named an associate of the firm in June.

Jane Grodnick Gold C’96 and Amir Gold W’94 have moved to West Orange, N.J., and “are expecting our first child in November, Class of 2022.”

Shoma Haque W’96 married Joshua Schultz C/W’96 in Houston on March 18. Classmates at the wedding included Margarita Alibutod Nu’96, Rakhi Parekh C’96, Aseem Chauhan EAS/W’97, Neeta Rastogi EAS/W’97, Michelle Brawer C’96, Pete High C’96, Karen Cho C’96, Dr. Miriam Shapiro C’96 M’97, Nadav Shelef C’96, Shyamli Saigal W’96, Jim Feldkamp EAS/W’96, Misbah Tahir C’96, Wendy Goodrich W’96, Sophia Chieu Ou W’96, and Ravi Gupta W’96. Shoma and Joshua enjoyed a long honeymoon in Thailand and Vietnam. They currently live in Boston, where she works in non-profit entrepreneurial education at the Center for Women & Enterprise and he co-founded Veritas Medicine, an Internet company that matches patients with clinical trials.

Jane Hirschhorn C’96 married Ilan Rosenberg on July 1; she had met him while completing a Fulbright Scholarship in Mexico two years ago. Again, many Penn friends attended, including Kim Davis C’96, Liz Feld C’96 (who sent in this note), Stephanie Kleban Simon C/W’96, Karen Agam Macarah C’96, Liz Albert C’96, Nancy Goldman C’96 L’99, and Lisa Solomon Pivawer C’96.

Franklin Lavin WG’96, co-manager of the multinational corporate group for Southeast Asia and Australia of Bank of America, in June was named U.S. Ambassador to Singapore. He had served as deputy assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific in the U.S. Department of Commerce in the earlier Bush Administration.

Dr. Heather Lieberman C’96 became engaged to Dr. Noah Zinkin on July 4 “and we plan to wed in September 2002. We met during our medical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am currently in my second year of residency for radiation oncology at Tufts/Brown and live in Boston.”

Valynne Maetani-Nagamatsu C’96 and her husband, Grant, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Keahi Emiko, on March 9. “It was a rough pregnancy, but both mom and baby are doing fine now <>.”

Lola Serovskaya C’96 married Andrey Tsetlin in New York on May 26. Guests included Yvonne Kanner W’96, Alex Yulman EAS’96, Michael Fox-Rabinovitz W’96, Gary Khusidman W’96, Igor Vidrevich EAS/W’97, Oleg Nusinzon EAS’97, and Sofia Koussis C/W’99. Lola and Andrey live in New York, where she is a senior strategist at Interbrand, an international branding consultancy.

Stephanie Kleban Simon C/W’96 and David Simon W’95 WG’01 were married at Temple Israel on Long Island on June 3. Many Penn friends attended, including bridesmaids Karen Agam Macarah C’96, Kim Maxfield C’96, Liz Feld C’96 (who sent in this note), Jane Hirschhorn Rosenberg C’96, and groomsman Jeff Lowe C/W’95.

Jeff Spencer C’96 announces his engagement to Dr. Priti D. Bhansali C’95 on May 19. She recently graduated from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and has started a residency in emergency medicine at Brown University. He is a fourth-year at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine <>.

Chris Thomas W’96 e-mails, “I left The Blackstone Group’s private-equity team in 1998 to attend Stanford University, where I earned a MBA and a M.A. in political science, graduating earlier this year after two-and-a-half happy years on the ’Farm.’ I have joined Intel Corporation as director of special projects (a senior management role) in their new optical-networking components division. I live in the small Northern California town of Los Gatos and am fully converted to the West Coast lifestyle. It would be great to hear from any old friends <>.”

Saikat Chaudhuri EAS/W’97 e-mails, “I’m continuing to enjoy pursuing my doctorate at Harvard Business School, and have published some more articles in various journals on high-tech M&A. Based on my work, I had the honor of being invited to participate in the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit in New Delhi in November. And [in early June], I was happy to learn that I’ve been quoted in a Reuters news report [from an article he wrote in India’s Businessworld magazine] that the time is ripe for Indian shopping: ’If [firms] move quickly, the general slowdown in the U.S. economy could become the catalyst for them to leave behind their U.S. competitors and establish themselves in a completely different league.’ In order to stay close to practice, I’ve also been consulting various firms on their M&A strategies, and I’m advising two start-up firms—and they are fortunately still alive!). Though I’m still in touch with many classmates, I would love to hear from more <>.”

Howard Eckstein GEx’97 was promoted in June from general manager to president of Herley’s Microwave Systems, based in Lancaster, Pa.

Karin Plotkin Felix C’97 and Michael Felix EE/W’98 are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Samuel, on April 7, weighing 8lbs. 10oz. They recently moved from New York to Chicago, where Karin works in the consumer-insight and strategy group at Kraft Foods and Michael works in risk management for BlackRock.

Andrew S. Feuerstein W’97 recently became associated with the law firm of Ford & Harrison LLP in Miami; he practices labor and employment law <>.

Cory M. Goldstein C’97 has resigned from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was materials-distribution supervisor, to train for a position as general manager at Owens & Minor, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical-supply chain management company. “I am sad to finally be leaving HUP and the University, but I just couldn’t continue memorizing facebooks anymore. <>”

David Likins G’97 WG’97, a partner of Venture Strategy Partners, a San Francisco venture-capital firm, in June was elected to the board of iVAST, a MPEG-4 software provider in Santa Clara.

Kara Katherine Messner C’97 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.

Alex Millar EAS/W’97 is a founding partner of Bluefish Ventures, an early-stage venture-capital fund based in New York. In May he was appointed to the board of vVault, a San Francisco-based developer of platform technology for mobile productivity applications.

Dr. Carrie N. Miller C’97 is serving her residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; she graduated from New York University School of Medicine in May.

Jeffrey Rosenbaum C’97 married Emily Gold Rosenbaum C’95 Ed’96 in Chevy Chase, Md., on May 20; attending were Robert Rosenbaum W’65, Stephen Herman W’65, David Weil W’66, Richard Stern C’66, Alan Farmer C/W’94, Timothy Gloege C’96, Michelle Bornstein Hankin W’97 and Joel Hankin C’97, Mark Milstein C’97, Katherine Minerik C’98, Jeffrey Klein W’97, Rupesh Shah W’98, Debbie Niemasz Nu’96, Michael Ciani W’97, Ira Hillman C/W’92, Franc Marmero EAS’99, Tanja Pace Hall GEd’96 and Eben Hall GEng’95, Marc Richmond C’97, Donna Marie Caro C/W’96, Alison O’Brien C’97, Adam Mark C’97, Ross Levitt C’97, Liz O’Flanagan C’97, Mike Manolas C’96, Kevin Maness G’95, Neal Kurzner WG’87, and maid of honor Tara Gingerich C’94. Jeffrey and Emily currently live in Charlottesville, Va., where he is pursuing his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business <> and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in American literature at the University of North Carolina.

Lauren Mann Schimel C’97 is “pleased to announce my marriage to Ross Schimel at Carlyle on the Green, Long Island, N.Y., on May 6. Alumni in the bridal party included bridesmaids Sara March C’97, Sandi Shurgin C’97, and Keren Aviad C’97, and groomsman Brian Werfel C’97 who introduced us back in high school.”

Dr. Katherine Williams M’97, Jamestown, R.I., recently joined the active staff in the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Shara Wilson C’97 married Harris Aaron C’97 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., on June 10. Alumni at the wedding included Staci Kurzer Wilson W’94, Amir Gold EAS/W’94 and Jane Grodnick Gold C’96, Dan Aronson W’97, Brian Gingold C’97, and Jeff Lebensburger C’97. Shara is currently a registered dietician, and Harris is an attorney. After three years in Boston, they have lived in Westfield, N.J., for the past year.

Genevieve FitzGerald deLemos C’98 married Andrew deLemos C’98 in Wayne, Pa., on June 9. Alumni included maid-of-honor Beth Davis C’98, best man Aaron Abrahms C’98, bridal-party members Alice Birnbaum C’98, Alicia Starkman C’98, Bobby Glazer C’98, and Dan Unger C’98. Other wonderful friends and alumni attending were Jill Cooper GEd’98, Sharon Weinzimer C’98, Joanna Liebman C’98, Jenny Wigman C’98 and Josh Feinberg C’98, Jennifer Sanders C’98 and Anthony Dunphy C’98, Maureen Wentworth C’98, Lauren Feingold C’98, Beth Haytmanek C’98, Mark Lubow C’98, Faisel Khan C/EAS’99, Lee Anchin W’98, Ari Blum C’98, Lou Klein W’98, Ryan Goodman W’98, Rob Fechner C’98, Brett LeBed C’98, Dave Nathanson C’98, Eric Wenke C’98, Gregg Murphy C’98, Jon Peet C’98 GEng’01, Nick Saidel C’98, Larry Sloan C’98, Roman Krislav EAS/W’98, Dan Finn C’97, Jeremy Seidman EAS’98, and Jeremy Isenberg C’98. Genevieve and Andrew live in Philadelphia, where she is starting at Temple Law <> and he begins at Penn Med in the fall.

Meredith Friedman WMP’98 has joined Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum as director of human resources. Previously she was a human-resources general manager for Rosenbluth International.

Menekse Gencer WG’98 in May joined Penguin Computing Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of Linux systems for Internet infrastructure, as director of business development. She was co-founder and vice president of strategic alliances for Vistify, which produces Java-based caching software for wireless and in-home Internet devices.

Brian Goldfarb C’98 wed Rysse Bayer in Dallas on July 1. Alumni attending included best-man Bryan Romano W’98, groomsman George Carbone C’98, and guests Lauren Arbittier EAS/W’98, Ruby Arguilla C’98, Alison Berkowitz Prout C/W’98, Tracy Bohn C’98, Millie Byun W’99, Henry Hsiung EAS/W’98, Karl Klaudi EAS’98, Ned Nurick C’98, Jeff Robertson EAS’98 and his fianc»e Mandy Slegowski C’98, Bonnie Siegel C’98, Thomas Trujillo W’98, Brian Tull EAS’98, and Beatrice Williams C’98. Brian and Rysse live in Manhattan where he is in his final year of medical school at New York Medical College <> and she works as a speech language pathologist.

Ari Kushner EAS/W’98 is co-founder and CEO, Matthew Grove EAS’97 is co-founder and president, and Art Mikhlin EAS/W’97 is vice president of strategy and marketing of Diginexus, a Philadelphia-based software-engineering firm.

Shira Blumenthal Simon C’98 received a master’s degree in forensic sciences from the George Washington University in May.

Monica R. Scott Tavares C’98 married Dr. David Tavares M’00 in Jenkintown, Pa., on June 22. In the bridal party were Mischa Edwards C’97 and Dr. Ken Solt M’00. Among the guests were Heidi Palmer C’98, Jerome Hairston EAS’98, Juanita Allen C’98, Rashida Holmes C’98, Kedric Payne L’01, Angela Scott GEd’95, Carol Carroll Kelley EAS’86, and Michelle A. Scott C’77. “We live in Drexel Hill. Dave is in his first year of residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; I worked in Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations and begin a master’s program in psychological services here at Penn this month.”

Ethan Klemperer WG’99 in June was appointed vice president of strategic planning for ERisk, a provider in New York of software and consulting services for enterprise risk management. Previously he was a principal with Katalyst, LLC, a full-service business accelerator for start-up businesses, based in Conshohocken, Pa.

John V. McCarty W’99 married Alycia A. Kaufman W’99 in Rockville, Md., on July 14. The wedding was well attended by their friends and families, including Alycia’s father Thomas F. Kaufman WG’01, her brother and usher, Thomas Kaufman W’01, maid of honor Jennifer Triolo C’99, usher Patrick Neal C’99, bridesmaid Lauren Wald C’99, Michael Pikiel C’99 (who sent in this note), Kendall Hochman W’99, Lauren Ballough C’99, Sophocles Sophocles C’99, Demetrios Hadgis C’99, Carrie Van Syckel EAS’98, Thomas Lazenby C’99, Brian Munro C’99, Clinton Matter C/W’97, Daniel Olson EAS’99, Gregory Rauscher C’99, Scott Emmick EAS’99, Gerardo Russo C’99, Kourtney Krom C’98, Karen Weiss C’98, Gretchen Price C’99, Sam Tarantini WEv’99, Ruthie Rowbotham C’00, Caroline Shipps C’00, Daniel Von Schacky C’99, Kevin Dreyer EAS’00, Sarah Molinari C’99, and Wesley Brewer C’00. Following their honeymoon in Hawaii, John, an investment banker for CSFB, and Alycia, a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, will live in Manhattan. “It should also be noted that Patrick Neal and Jennifer Triolo will marry in Philadelphia on Dec. 1.”

Romy E. Mehlman C’99 works in the international theatrical-marketing department at Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles; she is busy on global Internet marketing and media planning for all theatrical releases, including Moulin Rouge, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Planet of the Apes <>.


Craig Barbieri GAr’00 GFA’00 in July joined the Philadelphia office of Hillier, the Princeton, N.J., architecture firm, as a designer: he is working on the Atlantic County Courts Complex in Atlantic City. He teaches digital design at Penn’s School of Architecture.

Bryan Burke G’01 was appointed in June
senior vice president of sales in North America for Datastream Systems, Inc., in Greenville, S.C. Previously he was director of electronic-commerce sales for Oracle Corporation.

Amy Nolan C’01 was promoted in June to branch manager of the Monmouth County office, in Eatontown, N.J., of Vector Marketing, marketer of Cutco cutlery. She joined the company, which markets directly to consumers through sales reps, often college students, in January last year as a rep, was promoted to assistant manager in April, and to field sales manager in November.

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