Charles Eberly Ed34 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, Im pleased to provide a few, still being able to at 90 years.
Dr. Earl W. Cook V36, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penns 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 Ed39 GEd40 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 C41 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Art Stoler W47 <email@example.com> was recently named controller at Architronics, Inc., an electronics company based in Dallas.
Hon. Harold Berger EE48 L51, 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 courts function and to educate jurors on the importance of their service in the justice system. He is a past chair of the FBAs national committee on the federal and state judiciary, and a past chair of the ABAs aerospace-law committee.
David Bergman C48 G87, 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 C49 M53 GM57 in June received the Carl B. Moore Award for public-health leadership from the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.
Edward A. Wiler C49 won re-election to the board of the Sun City Hilton Head Community Association in South Carolina. He was also re-appointed to Beaufort Countys Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board.
Dr. Robert R Blanken Ch50 Gr60 e-mails, Since 1969, Ive 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 Ive 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 G51, 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 W51 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 W52 L55, a shareholder of the law firm of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Rainer & Sloane, P.C., located in Media, Pa., recently received this years Louis J. Goffman Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation for individual achievement in pro-bono service.
George W. Nordham L52 has written and published The Lords 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 W53 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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 (htp.to/dembar).
Dr. Donald H. Harter C53 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 W54 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 W54, 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 W54 L57, 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 W54 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 V56, 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 Penns Veterinary Medical Alumni Society in May.
Dr. Elizabeth Bauman Shelly M58 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 CW59, 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 Goghs Face to Face at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dr. Stanley Norman Cohen M60 Hon95, 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.
Fiebach W61 L64, co-chair of the commercial-litigation department
and chair of the professional-liability practice group at Cozen and
OConnor, received the Pennsylvania Bar Associations Presidents 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
Lewis A. Carter Jr. C63 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 worlds leading firms. Presently, Im a tele-commuter, managing MS&Ls global network of affiliated agencies from my home in South Dartmouth, Mass. <email@example.com>.
Gerald Levin L63, 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 worlds first fully integrated media and communications company.
Robert Aiken Ed64 GEd66 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 GEE64 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 L64 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 CW64, 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 Spielbergs 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 countrys past.
Beverly Rutman Budin CW65, 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 C65 L68, 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 worlds notable scientists, scholars, artists, businesspeople, and public leaders.
Emily Scott Brown FA66 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 Penns Graduate School of Fine Arts, and also had a solo show at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.
Dr. Suzanne Ruch Jenkins V66, assistant state epidemiologist in the Virginia Department of Health Office of Epidemiology, received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penns Veterinary Medical Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend.
Dr. Bobbie Humenny McCrackin CW66, 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 C66, associate vice president for public affairs at Columbia University <firstname.lastname@example.org>, in June published his first novel, Caliburn: The Lost Saga of King Arthur; it is available at Amazon.com and Xlibris.com.
Jason Ingram Roth W66, 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 <email@example.com>.
David Rutstein C66, 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 SAMP66 <Winetours101@aol.com> is still waiting for alumni to tour the Santa Barbara county wineries with Winetours 101. She has also opened a Web site (JillTarger.com) to display her watercolors and silk paintings.
Dr. Nelson Teng G66 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. Josephs Medical Center, where he specializes in ovarian gynecological cancers.
Dr. Lawrence F. Van Horn G66, 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 Scribners Sons.
Andrea Mitchell CW67, 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 C67, 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 WG67 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 W68, 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 CW68 in February received her masters in liberal studies from St. Marys College in Moraga, Calif., with her husband, Joe Hurwich W68, cheering from the bleachers in the gym. In May, with their son, Mark Hurwich EAS04, they cheered their daughter, Lisa Hurwich C01, from the stands in Franklin Field as she received her B.A. in communication.
Eileen Lawrence CW69 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (alexanderstreetpress.com). Our web-based scholarly research collections in the humanities and social sciences, including North American Womens 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 EE70 GEE72, 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 CW70, a grant and agreement specialist at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., in June received its Directors Award for Management Excellence. The commendation was presented by Dr. Joseph Bordogna EE55 GrE64, deputy director and chief operating officer of the NSF and a former dean of Penns School of Engineering and Applied Science. She had received a Directors 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 Penns Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter.
Dr. Neil Lutsky W70, 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 W70 was appointed to the board of Qinnet.com, 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. Gr70, 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 Mans Past.
Daniel T. Mudge C71 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 CW71 G72 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 C71, 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 Ch42 Gr49. 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 L71 Gr93 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 historyand I know a lot about the history of food <email@example.com>.
Steven L. Cantor C72, 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 PT73 is owner of Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice in Pearl River, N.Y.
Art Collins WG73 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 M73 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 (www.crotchedmountain.org); 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 C73 Gr79 in July became editor of The National Interest, a quarterly foreign-affairs magazine in Washington.
Kathryn Gowka-Weiss CW73, 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 W73 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.
Epstein Bolts CW74 and David S. Bolts W76 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
Pattie Dougherty Duncan CW74 and Robert C. Duncan G81 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 L74 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 CW74, 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 WG74 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 L74, 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 C74 has joined Bedrock Capital Management Inc. of Los Altos, Calif., as managing director and equity partner.
Glenn L. Unterberger C74, 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 synagogues board, chairing its Committee on Organization and Management; Temple Adath Israel was founded in 1948 and now has 650 member households.
Leonard J. Adler W75 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 W75 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 C75 is senior director of clinical-trial services for iKnowMed <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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 C75 e-mails, I recently published a new book, Lucy A to Z, a unique biography of comedienne Lucille Ball, by iUniverse.com. It will be available soon at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and Borders.
Sam Pace W75 and Jeannie, his wife, announce the birth of their first child, Samuel J. Pace III, on May 7.
Dr. Stephen M. Weisner D75 GD77 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 C76 <email@example.com> 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 CW76 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 W76 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 W76 WG81 in June became president of Domania.com, Inc., a financial-services software company in Boston. Previously he was chief executive officer of SwiftTouch Corp., an Internet management-system company.
Robert Lavet C76 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 W76 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 C77 is a high-school Spanish teacher in the Navajo Nation at Chinle High School, Chinle, Ariz. Look me up when you visit Canyon de Chelly.
Gilbert F. Casellas L77 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 C77 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 C77, 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 W77 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 C77 G77 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 W77 in May was appointed vice president and controller of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., based in Freeport, Ill.
Connie Kanter W78 has happily retired from the corporate world. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Chuck Broches, and two children, Simon (born on Ben Franklins birthday, Jan. 17, in 1999) and Mimi, who will be one year old on Sept. 18.
Vincent T. Lombardo C78, who has been an assistant Ohio attorney general since 1984, received the attorney generals 2001 Professionalism Award, given to employees who best exemplify professional standards.
Susan Sloan-Rossiter GCP78, 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 Massports 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 Gr78 Hon97 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 museums 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 C78 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 WG79 is chief executive officer of US Airways.
Betsy Shain Liebman W79, 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 Jerseys Board on Attorney Certification.
Robert C. Schneider L79 WG79 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 W80 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 Philadelphias Vesper Boat Club, he lives with his wife, Judi, and their three children in Radnor.
Matt Erulkar C80, 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 W80 spoke at the Americas 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 masters in technology management, a joint program of the Engineering and Wharton schools <email@example.com>. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Rockaway, N.J.
Dr. Melanie A. Katzman C80 has returned to New York after living for five years in Hong Kong and London. She consults internationally to government and financial institutions on womens 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 C80 was recently appointed chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
Dr. Douglas B. Moreland C80 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 sons 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 Institutenone are as impressive as they sound <Morelandbng@aol.com>.
Roslyn Scheiber Palusci C80 <Rozpal@aol.com> 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 performanceand the corporate bottom line. Her husband, Dr. Vincent Palusci C80 <Palusci@msu.edu> has been promoted to associate professor of pediatrics and human development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.
Dr. Simon Singer Gr80 was recently appointed professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University. Previously he was professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo SUNY.
Ting GM80 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
Dr. Helen Gayle M81 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 CDCs National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.
Ariela Stern Kraft EE81 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 Nu81, Karen Farber Silverman Nu81 GNu84, Dr. Iris Wertheim Berck C81, Michael Rovinsky C81 WG86, and Alyce Fishman Ancier C81, all of whom attended our wedding four years ago.
Sharon Hernes Silverman C81 wrote a new travel book, Pennsylvania Snacks: A Guide to Food Factory Tours, published by Stackpole Books. She and husband, Alan B. Silverman W81, a custom software developer, live with their two sons in West Chester, Pa. <SharonSilverman@ReliableEmail.com>.
Paul Spence W81 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 C82 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 C82 G82 L85, 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 years eight outstanding young bankruptcy lawyers by Turnarounds & Workouts.
Dr. Bernard L. Lopez C82, 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 C83 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 WG83 GrW96 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/W83 was promoted in June to deputy regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commissions Southeast office in Miami; he joined the SEC in 1995.
Diane Hartz Warsoff W83 is executive director of the Utah Nonprofits Association, which serves the entire nonprofit sector in Utah. She received the Utah Jewish Federations young-leadership award in February for her work with the National Young Leadership Cabinet. She and her husband, Arthur Warsoff W83, 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 C83 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 (www.trailblazers.org). Previously she had worked extensively in the field of domestic violence, and has an extensive background in grassroots organizing.
Michael J. Acquaro-Mignogna C84 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 DOrazio Mignogna W84 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/W84 <Brian.Carney@wmich.edu> 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 EAS84 was honored in June with a Dodge Fellowship for New Teachers from the New Jersey Department of Educations 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 CW67. 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 W84 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
John S. Marshall C84 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 L84, 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 L84, 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 C85 and Scott A. Leavitt W85 WG89 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 <MiaMomML@aol.com>. He is senior director of intranet strategy and solutions at Merck & Co. <email@example.com>. 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 EAS85 and Susan Horowitz Pereles C88 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Edith Fitzgerald Saville Nu85 GNu93 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]. Ive been horrible at keeping up with old friends, but Id love to hear from you; my e-mail is <email@example.com>.
Valerie Billingham Snyder W85 and Robert M. Snyder C85 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 C86 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 M86 WG87 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.
EAS86 GEng90 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
Virginia Greene G86, 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 museums conservation laboratory since 1971.
Lawrence J. Kotler C86 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 W86 married Cari Gilman SW98 in Brockton, Mass., on May 13. Penn family there included Alans father, Dan Lasdon W59, his mother, Jane Adelman Cohen CW62, and his aunt, Andrea Bogash Adelman CW69; the wedding party included Gregg Adelman C96, Victoria Kahn SW98, and Dr. Robert Adelman D00, and Joe Demty EE64 was a guest. Alan <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Cari took a honeymoon to the Greek Islands; they live in Ambler, Pa.
Dr. Arthur J. Lawrence GrW86, 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 <email@example.com>.
Alec Levy C86 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) <LevyAlec@aol.com>.
Kevin Moore EE86 WG94 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 C86 and his wife, Dr. Ilene Rosen M93, 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 <RosenRowan@home.com>.
Barry E. Steiner W86 and Lisa Rome W86 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 C86 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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 C86 married Josefina Vasquez in a small, (relatively) civil ceremony in New York on Dec. 23.
Kenny Yuen C86 <email@example.com> 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 EE80 GEE82 GrE88 is a consultant in Asia. My younger brother John Yuen EE87 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 C85; she is raising her two little girls in the Quad with her husband, Joe Sun G88, 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 C87.
Dr. Marc A. Godin G87 WG87 GrW88 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 C87, 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 W87 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Gerard Babitts C88 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 C88 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.
Dana Herman Covey C88 and Joe Covey C88 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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
C88 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
Tara Hannon DelGado W88 and her husband, Joseph DelGado, are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful second son, Christopher Patrick, on Dec. 16.
David Frankel C88 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 EE88 WG93 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 <email@example.com>.
Allison Hurwitz C88 e-mails, a series of my childrens 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 <AlliHur@aol.com>.
Jonathan Kessler C88 GEd89 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 GEng88 Gr91, 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/W88 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 C88 GEd98 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/W88 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. J.Weidner.ENG87@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Karen Weintraub C88 and Michael Kuchta C88 had a busy year: On Dec. 11, Karen gave birth to a daughter, Josephine Nicole Kuchta. In January the family, including Josies 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jane P. Hall Carter C89 writes that she married James Carter on Oct. 11, 1997. Alumni attending the ceremony were Dr. Mary Jane ONeill C86, Toygen Jean Yee Kaihatsu W89, Lisa Mack C90, and Dr. Charles Crocetti D58. 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 <jpcarter2OOO@yahoo.com>.
Julie Cohen C89 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 <email@example.com> or through her Web site, (www.juliecohencoaching.com).
Randy Domolky C89 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 G89 WG89 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 C89 married the wonderful Mark Hepler on July 28. We live in San Mateo, Calif. After seven years doing litigation work with the Aon Corporations 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 C89 GEd91 and his wife, Kristin Erb Gusick GEd94, celebrated the birth of their second child, Martin William, on March 16; they live in West Chester, Pa. Richards e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Sharyn Lubin Levitt C89 and Dr. Marc Levitt C89 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 Childrens Hospital of Buffalo.
Andrea Shaham Mandell C89 <email@example.com> 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.
E. Perkel C89 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
is proud to announce the opening
Bruce Tanous WG89 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 W89 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 C89 and David A. Shiffman C89 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 W89, 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 W89, and his oldest daughter Casey, who live around the corner. They also enjoy weekly playdates with Emily Dugoff, daughter of Rachel Gordon Dugoff W89.
Dr. Mark J. Drozdowski C90 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 <Penn90@yahoo.com>.
Dr. Adam Dunsby W90 G92 GrW95 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 C90 e-mails, Im happy to let you know that Im engaged to Marni Weiner. Well 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 C90 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. <email@example.com>.
Dr David J. Glass C90, 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 Penns Mask and Wig Club.
Michael Gruber C90 is a director of Taproot Ventures, an early-stage seed-investment firm that specializes in commercializing technology from both individual and institutional inventors <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Pamela Freilich Hjelle C90 GEd91 Gr01 and Mark Hjelle W91 GPU95 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 EAS90, 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 <email@example.com>.
Heerak Christian Kim C90 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 C90, 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 C90 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 C91 married Dr. Chun Oh in River Edge, N.J., on April 7. Penn friends attending included maid-of-honor Dr. Allison Styne W91, bridesmaid Dr. Zelah Pek C91, Christina Thomas C91, Amy Huang C91, and Christie Shaw Whidden W93. Kristine and Chun live in New York where she is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology and he is an anesthesiologist.
Capt. Tim Dunster W91 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael Goodman W91 e-mails that he and Ken Harrell W91 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 VCs 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 <email@example.com>.
Christopher B. McLaughlin W91 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. After his fellowship, he plans to join Dukes Office of Alumni Affairs as a senior development officer.
Betty Rhiew-Breslin W91 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 G91 W91 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 Gr91 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 C91 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 wasnt 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 <Whitect@aol.com>.
Steve Coopersmith C92 married Tanya Schierling, a fellow attorney, on June 9. Having finished three years as a criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Armys Judge Advocate Generals 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 <email@example.com>.
Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster Nu92 e-mails, Ive become an entrepreneurwho 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 Ive 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 <GWLegalRNConsult@aol.com>. Help send my daughter to Penn in 15 yearsand me into retirement.
Dr. Pierre Jalbert G92 Gr93 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 G91, 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 (www.masterprize.com).
Lee Kessler C92 e-mails, Finally tiring of the corporate grind, I recently launched Lee Kessler Communications (www.leekessler.com), 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Cynthia Schwartz-DeVol C92 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 C92 WG00, Angela Ferrari C93 Nu97, and Laura Gorman Linback C91, and guests Debbie Benyik C/Nu93, Marla Sims W92, Virginia Wei C91, Natalie Cutler W93, Becky Schaefer C93, Anna Goco Oshiro C93 and Reid Oshiro EE91, and Elissa Laitin EAS93, 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 <email@example.com>.
Thomas Todorow WG92 is senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Previously he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.
Denise S. Wolf C92 and Paul L. Rudick WG95 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 daddys nose and mommys lungs. Proud family include grandfather Howard Wolf W59 and uncle Brian Rudick WG92.
Wood C92 writes she graduated with a masters from the UCLA School
Stephen Bell W93 and Julie Berliner Bell C93 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
James Fleischer W93 and Regan Allan C93 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 <email@example.com>. They live in Stamford.
Lisa Nass Grabelle C93 L96 and Dean E. Grabelle L95 are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Hayley Grabelle, on May 1; they live in Voorhees, N.J.
Andrew Holmes C93 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 Commissions San Francisco district office <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ronald Kaloostian C93 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 C93 <email@example.com> 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 C93 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 L93 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 W94 married Michele B. Fishbein in Hollywood, Fla., on June 23. The wedding party included Dr. Richard A. Leit C94, David G. Lindenbaum EAS/W94, and Mathew Linett C/W94. Alumni attending included Jed Cohen W94, Ethan Falkove W94, Jaclyn Paige Leit C93, Carolyn Newman Linett C96, Michael Monson C94, and Adam Rosenbluth C94. 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 & Touches Fort Lauderdale office and she is art director at Plantation Middle School, while pursuing her masters degree in educational leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Bret would love to hear from Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Robert Hess GrN94 received the New Jerseys 2001 Governors 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 ASC94 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 Newss 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/EAS94 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 wasnt around <email@example.com>.
Julie Burgess Nelson W94 and her husband, Tim Nelson, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John (Jack) Montague, on April 1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Frank Stagnitta EAS94, 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 C94 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 <email@example.com>.
Matthew J. Bass C95 L99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu94 <email@example.com> 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 C95, who was among the first alumni to see Devi. Other grads who have complimented us on our daughter include Stephanie Brown C92, who called the delivery room at an inappropriate time, Jessica Yin C95, Nadeen Thomas C91, and all of the attendees at the Elizabeth Popp C95 and Dan Berman C95 wedding. A Web shrine devoted to Devi can be admired at (www.angelfire.com/mb/matthewbass).
Betsy England C95 married David J. Skolnick CGS00 in Westport, Conn., on July 1. Fellow alumni included Brian Leaf C/W95 and Deborah Kroch Leaf C/Nu96, and Kessel L. Nelson C94. We just purchased our first home in Weston, and are happily raising our bloodhound puppy. Im writing fulltime and am currently at work on my second novel <firstname.lastname@example.org>. David, a 1988 graduate of Boston University, works for a diversified holdings company in Westport.
Charles Gassenheimer C95 married Lori Gassenheimer at the Grove Isle Club in Coconut Grove, Fla., on June 2. Classmates attending Chad Brown C95, Erik Brown C/W95, Woodrow Anderson C/W95, Leonard Cooperman C95, Raffaele J. Senese C93, Michael Block C/W92, and Elliot Fuhr ChE81. Charles and Lori live on the Upper West Side in New York <email@example.com>.
Tracy Gitnick Herriott C95 married Stuart Herriott at the Central Park Wildlife Center in New York on Sept. 3, 2000. Heather Gilbert C95 and Lisa Roth C95 were bridesmaids; alumni attending the wedding included Rachael Millstein C95, Tama Weinberg C95, Catherine Bender C95, Katherine Ahn C95, Joanna Silber C95, and Eric Dubinsky C95 G97. 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.
T. Jaslow EAS/W95 and Regina Wong W97 are excited to announce
their engagement on July 5. He works at Scholastics Internet group
in SoHo, handling all their
Marguerite O. Kraftson C95 is pleased to announce her engagement to James Thayer Kelley III. Members of the wedding party include Cristina M. Catinella C95 and Donald W. Kraftson WG96. The wedding will take place in Philadelphia next June.
Meenu T. Sasser L95 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 C95 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 W95, and the entourage included Renee Simon C95, Andrea Stoltz Gendel C95, and Laura Radosh C95. Other Penn friends attending were Julie Katz C95, Itai Baron C96, and Lori Lieberman Maran C96. 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 <BarbSoriano@aol.com>.
Jamey Tesler C95 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 C97 (who sent in this note), Dave Yee C95, Steve Rosenberg C95, Brooks Mackintosh C95, Adam Caplan W95, Todd Saxon W95, Karyn Peiser C95, Paul La Monica C95, and Sean McGrath W95. The wedding was beautiful and it was great to be able to celebrate with so many old friends.
Guy Waters C95 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Benjamin C. Abrams C96 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.
Dr. Eugene L. Anderson C96 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 <email@example.com>. 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 C96 received this years Alliance for Excellence Award for Technology Innovation and the Autodesk Award for Architect of Distinction. He is completing his first year towards a masters in architecture at Harvard University.
Sara L. Drucker Cooper C96 married Jason Cooper in Denver on March 31. Karen Murphy C96 was an essential member of the bridal party as she was the only one who could button Saras wedding dress. Guests included Gentry Dick C96, Sean Davison C96, Blas Nunez-Neto C96, David Cautin W95, Alex Chororos C95, and Alison Yaffie C95. The party lasted until the wee hours of the morning and culminated in a private viewing of Sara and Jasons wedding dance in the hotel lobby. They live in Denver where she is working on her masters 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adrian J. Fogle EAS96, 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 C96 and Amir Gold W94 have moved to West Orange, N.J., and are expecting our first child in November, Class of 2022.
Shoma Haque W96 married Joshua Schultz C/W96 in Houston on March 18. Classmates at the wedding included Margarita Alibutod Nu96, Rakhi Parekh C96, Aseem Chauhan EAS/W97, Neeta Rastogi EAS/W97, Michelle Brawer C96, Pete High C96, Karen Cho C96, Dr. Miriam Shapiro C96 M97, Nadav Shelef C96, Shyamli Saigal W96, Jim Feldkamp EAS/W96, Misbah Tahir C96, Wendy Goodrich W96, Sophia Chieu Ou W96, and Ravi Gupta W96. 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 C96 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 C96, Liz Feld C96 (who sent in this note), Stephanie Kleban Simon C/W96, Karen Agam Macarah C96, Liz Albert C96, Nancy Goldman C96 L99, and Lisa Solomon Pivawer C96.
Franklin Lavin WG96, 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 C96 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 Womens Hospital. I am currently in my second year of residency for radiation oncology at Tufts/Brown and live in Boston.
Valynne Maetani-Nagamatsu C96 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 <email@example.com>.
Lola Serovskaya C96 married Andrey Tsetlin in New York on May 26. Guests included Yvonne Kanner W96, Alex Yulman EAS96, Michael Fox-Rabinovitz W96, Gary Khusidman W96, Igor Vidrevich EAS/W97, Oleg Nusinzon EAS97, and Sofia Koussis C/W99. Lola and Andrey live in New York, where she is a senior strategist at Interbrand, an international branding consultancy.
Stephanie Kleban Simon C/W96 and David Simon W95 WG01 were married at Temple Israel on Long Island on June 3. Many Penn friends attended, including bridesmaids Karen Agam Macarah C96, Kim Maxfield C96, Liz Feld C96 (who sent in this note), Jane Hirschhorn Rosenberg C96, and groomsman Jeff Lowe C/W95.
Jeff Spencer C96 announces his engagement to Dr. Priti D. Bhansali C95 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Chris Thomas W96 e-mails, I left The Blackstone Groups 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 <email@example.com>.
Saikat Chaudhuri EAS/W97 e-mails, Im 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 Forums India Economic Summit in New Delhi in November. And [in early June], I was happy to learn that Ive been quoted in a Reuters news report [from an article he wrote in Indias 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, Ive also been consulting various firms on their M&A strategies, and Im advising two start-up firmsand they are fortunately still alive!). Though Im still in touch with many classmates, I would love to hear from more <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Howard Eckstein GEx97 was promoted in June from general manager to president of Herleys Microwave Systems, based in Lancaster, Pa.
Karin Plotkin Felix C97 and Michael Felix EE/W98 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 W97 recently became associated with the law firm of Ford & Harrison LLP in Miami; he practices labor and employment law <email@example.com>.
Cory M. Goldstein C97 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 couldnt continue memorizing facebooks anymore. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Likins G97 WG97, 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 C97 received a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University in May.
Alex Millar EAS/W97 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 C97 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 C97 married Emily Gold Rosenbaum C95 Ed96 in Chevy Chase, Md., on May 20; attending were Robert Rosenbaum W65, Stephen Herman W65, David Weil W66, Richard Stern C66, Alan Farmer C/W94, Timothy Gloege C96, Michelle Bornstein Hankin W97 and Joel Hankin C97, Mark Milstein C97, Katherine Minerik C98, Jeffrey Klein W97, Rupesh Shah W98, Debbie Niemasz Nu96, Michael Ciani W97, Ira Hillman C/W92, Franc Marmero EAS99, Tanja Pace Hall GEd96 and Eben Hall GEng95, Marc Richmond C97, Donna Marie Caro C/W96, Alison OBrien C97, Adam Mark C97, Ross Levitt C97, Liz OFlanagan C97, Mike Manolas C96, Kevin Maness G95, Neal Kurzner WG87, and maid of honor Tara Gingerich C94. Jeffrey and Emily currently live in Charlottesville, Va., where he is pursuing his MBA at the University of Virginias Darden Graduate School of Business <email@example.com> and she is pursuing her Ph.D. in American literature at the University of North Carolina.
Lauren Mann Schimel C97 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 C97, Sandi Shurgin C97, and Keren Aviad C97, and groomsman Brian Werfel C97 who introduced us back in high school.
Dr. Katherine Williams M97, Jamestown, R.I., recently joined the active staff in the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
Shara Wilson C97 married Harris Aaron C97 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., on June 10. Alumni at the wedding included Staci Kurzer Wilson W94, Amir Gold EAS/W94 and Jane Grodnick Gold C96, Dan Aronson W97, Brian Gingold C97, and Jeff Lebensburger C97. 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 C98 married Andrew deLemos C98 in Wayne, Pa., on June 9. Alumni included maid-of-honor Beth Davis C98, best man Aaron Abrahms C98, bridal-party members Alice Birnbaum C98, Alicia Starkman C98, Bobby Glazer C98, and Dan Unger C98. Other wonderful friends and alumni attending were Jill Cooper GEd98, Sharon Weinzimer C98, Joanna Liebman C98, Jenny Wigman C98 and Josh Feinberg C98, Jennifer Sanders C98 and Anthony Dunphy C98, Maureen Wentworth C98, Lauren Feingold C98, Beth Haytmanek C98, Mark Lubow C98, Faisel Khan C/EAS99, Lee Anchin W98, Ari Blum C98, Lou Klein W98, Ryan Goodman W98, Rob Fechner C98, Brett LeBed C98, Dave Nathanson C98, Eric Wenke C98, Gregg Murphy C98, Jon Peet C98 GEng01, Nick Saidel C98, Larry Sloan C98, Roman Krislav EAS/W98, Dan Finn C97, Jeremy Seidman EAS98, and Jeremy Isenberg C98. Genevieve and Andrew live in Philadelphia, where she is starting at Temple Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> and he begins at Penn Med in the fall.
Meredith Friedman WMP98 has joined Philadelphias Please Touch Museum as director of human resources. Previously she was a human-resources general manager for Rosenbluth International.
Menekse Gencer WG98 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 C98 wed Rysse Bayer in Dallas on July 1. Alumni attending included best-man Bryan Romano W98, groomsman George Carbone C98, and guests Lauren Arbittier EAS/W98, Ruby Arguilla C98, Alison Berkowitz Prout C/W98, Tracy Bohn C98, Millie Byun W99, Henry Hsiung EAS/W98, Karl Klaudi EAS98, Ned Nurick C98, Jeff Robertson EAS98 and his fianc»e Mandy Slegowski C98, Bonnie Siegel C98, Thomas Trujillo W98, Brian Tull EAS98, and Beatrice Williams C98. Brian and Rysse live in Manhattan where he is in his final year of medical school at New York Medical College <email@example.com> and she works as a speech language pathologist.
Ari Kushner EAS/W98 is co-founder and CEO, Matthew Grove EAS97 is co-founder and president, and Art Mikhlin EAS/W97 is vice president of strategy and marketing of Diginexus, a Philadelphia-based software-engineering firm.
Shira Blumenthal Simon C98 received a masters degree in forensic sciences from the George Washington University in May.
Monica R. Scott Tavares C98 married Dr. David Tavares M00 in Jenkintown, Pa., on June 22. In the bridal party were Mischa Edwards C97 and Dr. Ken Solt M00. Among the guests were Heidi Palmer C98, Jerome Hairston EAS98, Juanita Allen C98, Rashida Holmes C98, Kedric Payne L01, Angela Scott GEd95, Carol Carroll Kelley EAS86, and Michelle A. Scott C77. We live in Drexel Hill. Dave is in his first year of residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; I worked in Penns Development and Alumni Relations and begin a masters program in psychological services here at Penn this month.
Ethan Klemperer WG99 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 W99 married Alycia A. Kaufman W99 in Rockville, Md., on July 14. The wedding was well attended by their friends and families, including Alycias father Thomas F. Kaufman WG01, her brother and usher, Thomas Kaufman W01, maid of honor Jennifer Triolo C99, usher Patrick Neal C99, bridesmaid Lauren Wald C99, Michael Pikiel C99 (who sent in this note), Kendall Hochman W99, Lauren Ballough C99, Sophocles Sophocles C99, Demetrios Hadgis C99, Carrie Van Syckel EAS98, Thomas Lazenby C99, Brian Munro C99, Clinton Matter C/W97, Daniel Olson EAS99, Gregory Rauscher C99, Scott Emmick EAS99, Gerardo Russo C99, Kourtney Krom C98, Karen Weiss C98, Gretchen Price C99, Sam Tarantini WEv99, Ruthie Rowbotham C00, Caroline Shipps C00, Daniel Von Schacky C99, Kevin Dreyer EAS00, Sarah Molinari C99, and Wesley Brewer C00. 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 C99 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Craig Barbieri GAr00 GFA00 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 Penns School of Architecture.
Burke G01 was appointed in June
Amy Nolan C01 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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