Jean S. Ginsburg Ed32 writes, I have resided at Martins Run Retirement Community for almost three years, and keep very active in its many programs and committees. I am looking forward to my 92nd birthday in December. My husband, Frank I. Ginsburg L33, died June 27, 2000. I have a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one on the way.
Vera Prock Ransom CW35 wrote in May, I was a member of the Class of 1935. A long time ago. And now, believe it or not, I will celebrate my 90th birthday on June 10. Imagine!
Belle Biberman Parmet CW38 writes, I have had a very active professional life as a psychiatric social worker and family therapist in Princeton, N.J., and for the last 15 years as a volunteer for the International Professional Exchange, the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Patient and Family Information Center at HUP: in April I was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at HUP. The University is a much better institution now, especially for women, than when I was an unhappy student, 1934-38.
Dr. Martin M. Kaplan V40 CCC41 PH42 writes that he is director of the Pugwash office in Geneva. He has been married since 1959 to Lenna Kaplan, and they have two sons, Peter and Jeffrey, both doctors in the U.S.; their daughter, Alexa, and two grandchildren, Emma and Alex, live in France.
Rabbi Jacob Pressman C40 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Life has been busy and exciting in recent months for me and my wife, Marjorie Steinberg Pressman CW42. We celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary at a Sabbath service at Temple Beth Am, a Los Angeles congregation I served from 1950 (the last 16 years as emeritus). It was 60 years to the day that we were married at Temple Beth Am in Philadelphia. There were some 400 people attending, including our three children, Rabbi Daniel from San Jose; Joel, a teacher who heads performing arts at Beverly Hills High School and is a part-time cantor; and daughter Judy, who has lived in Israel many yearsas well as four of our five grandchildren, all of whom are brilliant, of course. I have just published two books: Dear Friends: A Prophetic Journey of Great Events of the 20th Century, which features major sermons about world-shaking events. The other is a paperback, The Wild and Crazy World as Seen From Beverly Hills by Rabbi Jack, a compilation of columns which I write each week in a local paper, The Beverly Hills Courierand fans say they are witty (www.thebeverlyhillscourier.com). Marjorie, whose area of expertise is public relations, is helping to promote the publications. She was recently honored (at a sold-out luncheon) as a Woman of Achievement by Friends of Sheba Medical Center, which is the largest and most comprehensive hospital in Israel and the entire Middle East. Not bad for a pair of octogenarians? We never miss reading the Gazette.
Charles Rosenberg C41 writes, The weekend of May 31-June 3 was occasion for seven of the eight surviving members of the Penn graduating class of Phi Epsilon Pi, Class of 1941, including wives and girlfriends (AAPEC41), to get together for a Big Easy bash in New Orleans. Stanley Fried C41 and his lovely wife, Pam, hosted the affair. Charles was there with his bride, Mary. Attending were Lois and Marvin L. Facher W41, Sue Westwater and Mitchell W. Miller C41 L48, Suzanne and Ralph J. Roberts W41, Jocelyn and William B. Rudner C41, and Jane and Stanley M. Silverstein W41. Rita and Richard L. Lowenstein W41 were scheduled to attend, but Dick injured himself trying to get out of a sand trap, and had to abort. It was a memorable event.
Emanuel B. Shapiro C41, Holmarna, Sweden, reports that he has been writing poetry since 1980, published in British, Swedish, and U.S. journals. I completed a course at the University of Massachusetts in 1993 on Law and Conscience: it was tremendously interesting and revealing. My wife is Swedish and is a ceramist and an art historian. My son, John R. Shapiro, is a city planner who teaches part time at Penn.
Dr. Leonard Apt C42 is emeritus professor of ophthalmology and emeritus head of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLAs Jules Stein Eye Institute; he was the first physician in this country to be board-certified in both pediatrics and ophthalmology, and in 1961, inaugurated at UCLA the countrys first full-time service in pediatric ophthalmology at a medical school. The third annual Leonard Apt Lecture, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, was held at the spring meeting of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Jack Lawler EE43 writes that he is working diligently with the Class of 1943 executive committee to make the 60th Reunion in 2003 one of the best. He is editor of the class newsletter.
John F. Pile FA46 received the 2001 Joel Polski Prize from the American Society of Interior Designers for his book, A History of Interior Design, which was published in 2000 by Calmann and King in London and John Wiley & Sons in New York.
Morris J. Dean C51, a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP who specializes in real estate law, was appointed in July to the board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. He is vice-chair of the Montgomery County Community Revitalization Board. And he also serves as standing counsel to the Pennsylvania pension-fund systems.
A. David Leinwand W53 graduated in May from New York University with a Master of Arts degree specializing in American history. After owning Rosetta Electric Company in Manhattan for over 40 years, he retired and decided to pursue a long-standing interest in history. Way to go, Dad! e-mail his daughters, Laurie Leinwand Gildan W82 and Janet Leinwand Bein C89.
Hon. Stephen Levin W53 L58 and Myrna Stern Levin Ed59 had their first grandchildren, the twins, Roxanne Evelyn and Jordan Hope, born on April 9 to their mother Dr. Jennifer Levin Popovsky C91 and her husband, Ricardo. Jennifer is associate director of dermatologic surgery for University Dermatologists of Cleveland.
Masaru Masaki WG53 writes, I returned home from Philadelphia to Tokyo in the summer of 1953 at the age of 38. In 1958, as an employee of the oldest and largest non-life insurance company in Japan, I was asked to establish a financial-protection system for the nuclear-electrical utilities, which involved legislation for compulsory liability insurance. I retired from the nuclear-insurance system in 1984, at the age of 70; that nuclear-insurance pool is still working. Dr. Gaylord P. Harnwell Hon53 and Dr. Solomon S. Huebner Gr05 Hon31 were acquainted with this Ike project in the 1950s.
Leon Henry W54, CEO and chair of Leon Henry Inc., an alternative print-media management and brokerage firm in Scarsdale, N.Y., was named a finalist for the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; his company is celebrating its 46th year in business.
Dr. Theodore H. Rupp Gr54 was recently honored as Man of the Year by the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association for his leadership in a campaign that raised a million dollars to endow wrestling at Franklin & Marshall College.
Irah Sabet W54 writes, I am living in Switzerland and managing Stella Co. at Club Med; I have two sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren, who live in the U.S. Two years ago my wife, Rose Mary, and I established a conference center in Albania to host Bahai activities and non-governmental organizations; we go there two or three times a year. It is a wonderful country with a great future.
Dr. Gerald M. Berkowitz C55 was selcected for inclusion in Top Illinois Doctors, published last year by Castle Connely. His son is Dr. Lyle Berkowitz EAS88.
Morton Handel C56 is chair of the board of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (Spiderman), and a director of Linens n Things and Concurrent Computer Corp. In May he was honored by the University of Hartford with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree. A regent of that university for 11 years, he has served as vice-chair of the board of regents and vice-chair of the trustees of the Hartt School. He and his wife, Irma, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in August.
P. Gerald White W56 in March received the Window of Opportunity Award from Sojourners Place, a shelter in Wilmington, Del., dedicated to assisting homeless men and women to self-sufficiency through a case-managed, residential program. He writes, I continue to be associated with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., the worlds preeminent real-estate services firm, as its senior director for Delaware. Keep in touch through my e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Edward H. Rosenthal C57, Kew Gardens, N.Y., a personal-injury trial attorney, earlier this year was elected president of the Queens County Bar Association. Trying cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, he is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and several private alternative-dispute-resolution firms. He serves on the executive board of the trial-lawyers and the torts insurance and compensation sections of the New York State Bar Association, and lectures at St. Johns University Law School. Edward was instrumental in organizing the Bars 9/11 Trial Lawyers Care pro-bono program for victims and relatives of victims before the Federal compensation board. He and his wife, Linda, who is a senior director of Mary Kay Cosmetics, have five grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Dr. Richard O. Lundquist W58, professor emeritus of international and private enterprise at SUNY at Fredonia, is serving as president of the board of the Fulbright Association till the end of the year.
Dr. Donald S. Mayes D58 is principal of a dental-benefits consulting firm in Hershey Pa. He wrote Dental Benefits: A Guide to Dental PPOs, HMOs and Other Managed Plans, published earlier this year by the International Foundation, Milwaukee.
Dr. Clyde F. Barker GM59 is the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery and a former chair of surgery and chief of transplant surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In June he was elected president of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under federal contract. Previously he was vice president and chair of its membership and professional-standards committee.
Klatskin W59, chair of Charles Klatskin Company, Inc., has created
an alliance with Binswanger of Philadelphia to be known as Binswanger/Klatskin;
they will do commercial brokerage in the northern New Jersey
Jean S. Price SW59 writes from Florida, My volunteer focus since retirement is on senior issues, which I consider as a primary concern due to the large numbers of seniors who will be living in the U.S. in the next several decades. I have served two terms as chair of the Jacksonville-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs, a volunteer organization reporting directly to the mayor and city council that advocates and supports programs and policies that maximize the opportunities for county seniors to live independently in the community, enjoying a good quality of life. The council was an enabling factor in an increase in the homestead exemption for lower-income homeowners; it also led the way for a complete overhaul, and the continuing monitoring, of the countys public-transportation services for the disadvantaged. The council is also actively involved with the North East Florida United Way, providing funds for neighborhood programs, projects, and activities involving senior citizens. The grant-awarding process is an excellent way to learn about intergovernmental relationships and concerns in the community.
Dr. Newell Fischer M61 in May was elected president and his wife, Dr. Ruth Simons Fischer CW58, was elected councilor-at-large, of the American Psychoanalytic Association; with 3500 members, the association is the largest national psychoanalytic group in the world. Drs. Newell and Fischer are in the private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Dr. Donald A. Krueckeberg GCP62 Gr66, New Brunswick, N.J., was last year appointed associate dean for the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, having served as graduate director, department chair, and director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning there. Inducted last year into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the professional institute of the American Planning Association, he was elected its Region-I commissioner earlier this year. He wrote Urban Planning Analysis: Methods and Models, and is a past editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association.
Bonnie Stein Squires CW62 G65 served as a judge and presenter for the PhilaFilm Silver Anniversary Festival, Philadelphias oldest international film festival. She is also vice-chair of the citys Jewish Film Festival.
Dr. H. Michael Zal C62, a psychiatrist in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., gave a presentation based on his book, The Sandwich Generation: Caught Between Growing Children and Aging Parents, at Brandywine Assisted Living at Haverford Estates.
Alice C. King CW63, Hong Kong, writes that Alisan Fine ArtsAlice King Gallery is now into its 21st year, having opened in April 1981. It is a pioneer in promoting contemporary Chinese painting.
Kay J. Ferguson Maxwell CW63, Greenwich, Conn., was elected unanimously to a two-year term as national president of the League of Women Voters. A member since 1976, Kay served as president of the Connecticut League from 1989 to 1993; she was elected first vice president of the national board in 1998, serving as budget-committee chair and was a Lobby Corps member on Capitol Hill. A vice president of the International Executive Service Corps, an international economic development non-profit, Kay urged the delegate members at the June national convention to think beyond our own borders and help involve the league in developing democracies. Kay also serves on the boards of the Womens Campaign School at Yale University, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, and the Planned Parenthood of Connecticut Public Policy Fund.
Idaherma Williams GFA63, a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J., exhibited in the spring members show of the Printmakers Council of New Jersey; in the 113th annual exhibition of the National Association of Women Artists, May-June; and the Ellarslie Open XX at the Museum of the City of Trenton in June.
Ann Barsky Curiel CW64 writes from Florence, I became a grandmother on Dec. 3; my grandson, Daniele Fiorenza, lives in Naples. He visited the States for the first time in June.
Beverly R. Budin CW65, a partner in the family wealth-management group of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, spoke on Analyzing Qualified Tuition Programs, at the 26th Annual American Institute on Federal Taxation in June.
Margot Marx Carrey CW65 e-mails, Bonjour to all my Penn friends. I have been living in France for almost 18 years, and have been sending au-pair girls to satisfied American families for almost as many years. My three grown kids, Scott, Doug, and Dana, as well as my two grandchildren, Daren and Emma, now live in Southern California. In November 2000 I adopted Eve Sophie, who was born in Romania; she will be 11 on Christmas. She speaks both French and English. We live 45 minutes from the Atlantic, with our Pekingese show dog, Snickers. I would enjoy hearing from old friends <Margot.Carrey@wanadoo.fr> and anyone who has adopted an older child from Romania.
Elli Streit WG65 writes, I am involved in a technology-transfer company called Primode, which is based in London; I shuttle between the U.K. and Israel. My son and daughter-in-law live in Lawrenceville, N.J., and I have three grandchildren with my daughter, who also lives in Israel.
Mark G. Yudof C65 L68, president of the University of Minnesota since 1997, in June was named chancellor of the University of Texas System. He had served as executive vice president and provost at UT Austin from 1994 to 1997, and earlier as dean of its law school for 10 years.
Dr. Glen Brubaker M66 works for Interchurch Medical Assistance, a non-governmental organization that provides medical products and services for emergency, health, and development programs overseas. A Mennonite medical missionary in Tanzania for nearly 30 years, he was based at Shirati Hospital near Lake Victoria.
Rachel E. Lilley CW66 writes she retired on July 3 after 36 years as a civilian employee with the U.S. Army. She began her career in government contracting at the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, and served in various positions in this country and Germany. For the last 17 years, she was a senior procurement analyst on the staff of the assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics, & technology) in Washington.
Dr. Jonathan C. Cons C67 is past state president of the American Society for Dentistry for Children, past state president of the Academy of General Dentistry, and current president of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley. In July he was inducted as a master in the Academy of General Dentistry. He and his wife, Judy, celebrated their 33rd anniversary earlier this year. Jon practices in Porter, a small town in southwestern Maine, where he and Judy live with 10 dogs (at last count).
Bruce J. Finsilver W67 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Twilight on the Midway, my first one-man show of paintings and drawings was held throughout July at the Del Gallery, Lathrup Village, Mich.
Fredric H. Karr C67 writes that since August 2001, he has been book critic for the Broward News, a weekly publication; for some time he has also served as the book critic for the Broward Senior News and the Palm-Aire News & Views, two South Florida monthlies. He notes that he is now responsible for over 65 book reviews yearly.
Dr. Thomas D. Cherubini GM68 recently published his first novel, Up In Smoke, written under the pen-name, Tom Deecy. He reports, The book is enjoying good sales at Barnes and Nobles online bookstore and iUniverse.com. A second novel is in final preparation and will be published later this year or early next.
Prof. Fred S. Kleiner C68, professor of art history and archaeology at Boston University, received a Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence at their Commencement in May. He is principal author of recent editions of Gardners Art Through the Ages and is the longtime editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. He has been on the Boston faculty since 1978.
Dr. Stephen Bosniak C69 was named one of the top beauty doctors in New York by New York magazine in its May 27 issue.
Dennis Cohen C69 L72 <email@example.com> and his wife, Faith, are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Samantha Joy Cohen W98, to Jason Greenberg of San Francisco, on July 6. Samantha is attending Stanford Business School, after stints at Goldman Sachs and Francisco Partners.
Charles S. Fiedler W69, formerly a partner with the Los Angeles law firm of Klein & Martin LLP, became a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP following the two firms merger in July. His practice involves corporate, securities, and health-care law.
Robert A. Peiser C69 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I recently was appointed president and CEO of Imperial Sugar Company, a $1.5-billion, Houston-based refiner and marketer of sugar products to retail and industrial accounts and a packager and marketer of sugar products, sauces, seasonings, desserts, and drink mixes in the food-service marketplace. This marks the ninth turnaround assignment in my career, including six where I have been CEO.
Ingrid Philipp CW69 e-mails, The last year has been wonderful for me: I was gifted with a grandson by my son, Sebastian Cook, developed an online creative-writing course for Seneca College (entitled The Zen of Writing) and have been granted a sabbatical year, starting this month. Ill be away from my Toronto home, translating a diary that my father kept as a 15-year-old fleeing the Holocaust; I hope to retrace his journey myself, visiting Berlin and Prague in particular. Id love to contact any alumni based in Europe. Most of the time, however, I will be in New Jersey, working with my mother to translate the diary and fill in the blanks. I hope to reconnect or connect with my online buddies from Al Filreiss courses. Ill post a log of my sabbatical year on my Web site (people.senecac.on.ca/ingrid.philipp). Let me know if you are visiting Toronto.
Timothy J. Carson W70, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP, in May was installed as the 108th president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
P. Adolfo Castilla Garrido GEE70 WG75 is president of Flag Telecom Espana S.A. in Madrid.
John S. Herbert C70 in June joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner; he practices in its M&A and private-equity groups in New York. Previously he was head of Shearman & Sterlings private-equity practice.
William C. G. Swift Jr. W70 <email@example.com> has been appointed joint managing director of Withers Bergman LLP, an international law firm dedicated to the business and personal interests of the high-net-worth people. It was launched in January from the trans-Atlantic merger of the 106-year-old London-based law firm Withers and 40-year-old Bergman, Horowitz & Reynolds of New York and New Haven, Conn. Bill leads the U.S. practice and advises high-net-worth clients on tax issues, trusts, estates planning, and business matters.
Steve Gayle C71, executive director of the Binghamton (N.Y.) Metropolitan Transportation Study, was recently appointed to the board of the national Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. He also serves on the executive committee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Tim Alston W72 has retired from Ernst & Young and moved to Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, which is famous in the music world for its Aldeburgh Festival, but is also a coastal resort town. He is involved in six charities, one of which is a City of London charity devoted to stained glass and glaziers; it has rescued nine large windows from a redundant church in England and donated them to a church in Maryland.
Dr. Robert A. Bartolini GrE72, West Windsor, N.J., is corporate vice president in charge of the semiconductor and electronics unit and of international operations for the Princeton-based technology-development firm Sarnoff Corporation. In June he received the 2002 J. Stanley Morehouse Memorial Award for leadership in the engineering profession from the Villanova University Engineering Alumni Society. His work in recordable optical disks and related fields in opto-electronics and semiconductors has earned him 22 U.S. patents.
Carol Henry Dunn CW72, a chemistry teacher at Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley, Pa., received the 2002 Outstanding High School Teacher Award from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a private engineering and science college in Terre Haute, Ind.
Nancy Plain Goldfeder CW72 has written a biography of the Western artist Frederic Remington, to be published by Enslow Publishers in January. She has written books on the artists Mary Cassatt and George Catlin, as well as editing the memoirs of Elizabeth Custer, wife of General George Armstrong Custer. Her most recent book, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution, was recognized by the Childrens Book Council as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2002.
Ellen M. Kirsh G72 co-founded infosnap, Inc., in 2000; based in Bethesda, Md., it is a provider of online application and fundraising services for independent schools and community organizations. In May she received the 2002 Arthur Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award from the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden. She is a former vice president, general counsel, and secretary of America Online, Inc. Ellen lives in Potomac with her husband, Anthony Clifford, and their children, Alexander (23), Elizabeth (19), and Victoria (14).
Dr. Joe Williams C72 <MSquid@aol.com> e-mails, I have received an M.A. in English literature from Rutgers University; my thesis, Neither/Both, a volume of poetry, was accepted with honors. This is absolutely the last degree I intend to pursue during this lifetime. I know I said that before, but this time I mean it.
Charles E. Dorkey III L73 has been appointed to the board of Historic Hudson Valley, a not-for-profit educational organization that owns, restores, preserves, and promotes historic landmarks of national significance in the Hudson Valley.
Elissa Gore CW73 GFA74 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I continue to paint landscape in northern Manhattan and on location. In the summer I was a resident artist at art colonies in Woodstock, N.Y., Glen Arbor, Mich., and Santa Fe, N.M. In May I exhibited paintings made in Virginia and Maine at the Allen Sheppard Gallery in New York. Heres a virtual version of the exhibit I made for out-of-town friends (home.earthlink.net/~elissagore). This year I am also teaching weekend workshops in plein air painting at the New York Botanical Garden and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Janet Millenson CW73 <email@example.com> has been elected vice president of the Maryland Ornithological Society.
Robert Pearman W74 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I established the Pearman Family Scholarship Fund last year, to honor and perpetuate the generations before me who valued higher education and athletics, by providing scholarships to graduating African-American high-school seniors from San Diego County. Students must have a 3.0 grade-point average, demonstrated financial need, and be attending a four-year university. The first recipient is Jessica Hunt, who will attend San Diego State University; she is interested in becoming a pediatrician and establishing a clinic in San Diego County for low-income children and their families. I wish her much success. The fund is set up under the aegis of the charitable San Diego Foundation; contributions are always appreciated (www.sdfoundation.org).
Prof. John Quelch WG74, senior associate dean at the Harvard Business School, has been appointed as the non-executive chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Elizabeth Rech CW74 GEd74 recently formed her own consulting practice, Elizabeth Rech Consulting, which specializes in customer-relationship-management techniques for companies to implement profitable, customer-focused strategies (www.rechonline.com). She was previously associated with the Peppers and Rogers Group.
Winthrop H. Smith Jr. WG74, chair of Merrill Lynch International and former executive vice-president of Merrill Lynch & Co., in June joined the board of AGF Management Ltd., a Toronto investment-management company. Win is vice-president of the board of trustees of Deerfield Academy. He is a director of the Economic Club of New York, the Japan Society and the Americas Society. And he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kathleen Reilly Bell Nu75 is an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. I am delighted to announce I just finished my first marathon, one week ago [in early June]. My oldest son, Daniel, is graduating from high school; my other sons are Nathan (15) and Michael (11). My husband, Larry, practices anesthesia in Everett.
Robert E. Heideck C75, the partner in charge of the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, was elected executive partner of the law firm, effective January next year. With the firm for some 22 years, he has been a member of its executive committee since 1995 and a member of the finance committee since 1992.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Hutter D75, chair of endodontics at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, in July was appointed associate dean for academic affairs there. He is the immediate past president of the American Association of Endodontists. A retired captain in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children and live in Newton, Mass.
Karen E. Jenkins-Mims CW75 e-mails, I have spent the majority of my professional life in social services. I managed a for-profit daycare center, worked as director of community services at Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area, and in February 2000 was recruited by Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey to become director of programs for their New Brunswick office. As such, I oversee the implementation of four child-abuse and neglect-prevention programs that are delivered throughout the state. Additionally I serve as a consultant to the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, the Rutgers University Network for Family Life Education, and the child-support program of the New Jersey Department of Human Services; other affiliations include membership of the board of the Princeton Hitops and the Princeton Human Services Commission. Volunteer activities include the Princeton YWCA, the Junior League of Greater Princeton, and the Mercer County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Im married to a wonderfully patient, unselfish man named Shepherd Mims Jr., and am mother of a 17-year-old daughter, Bethany. In my spare time, I love to read and travel. I look forward to becoming reconnected with Penn through alumni activities.
Richard Oshlo Jr. G75 e-mails, I have just taken a position on the policy staff of Iowa Governor Thomas Vilsack, having recently resigned as the corporate treasurer of a Fortune 350 corporation. After completing my course work at Penn, I was the chief of staff to U.S. Senator John C. Culver and then became an officer of J. P. Morgan & Co. for a few years.
Yechiel (Richard J.) Marcus C77 <email@example.com> e-mails, We have been living in Israel for 15 years, and working hard at bringing up our children, ranging from 16 to four years old. Every day life in Israel continues to be challenging and meaningful in many ways. We would very much like to hear from Penn friends with whom we have lost touch over the years. Shalom al Yisrael.
Dr. Justin O. Schechter C77, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and in private practice in Stamford, Conn., was selected by New York magazine in its June 10 issue as one of the best doctors in New York. He specializes in forensic psychiatry as well as in the treatment of mood disorders, and anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. He also serves as chair of the Stamford Health System medical-ethics committee.
Dr. Rita B. Effros Gr78, a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, was appointed in March to the Elizabeth and Thomas Plott Chair in Gerontology there. Her research is on the diminished immune response to infections and cancer in elderly people. She and her husband, Ed, a mathematics professor at UCLA, have two children, Stephen, an architect in Berkeley, and Rachel, a pediatrician in Boise, Idaho.
Mark S. Epstein C78 lives in Washington with his wife, Sandra Lee Stewart Epstein, and their children, Alexandra (Ali), who is seven, and Dashell (three). Since October last year he has served as executive director and CEO of the World Federalist Association, a 55-year-old non-profit working to promote world peace through world law; currently it focuses on the International Criminal Court, United Nations peacekeeping operations, and environmental and economic globalization. Mark can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lonny Essex W78 WG78 <email@example.com> and his wife, Jeannine, celebrated the birth of their first son, Samuel, on Sept. 11 in Chicago; they both have their offices at home and are thrilled to be able to spend so much time with Sammy.
Dr. Mansoor Madani GD78 GD81 D82 maintains an oral and maxillofacial practice in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. He was recognized by the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for a new technique to treat enlarged and obstructive tonsils, as well as chronic nasal congestions, with the use of radio-frequency. He has also developed a new method to treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Cori Zywotow Rice C78 is president of Hill and Knowlton/Samcor, based in Coral Gables, Fla., She founded the original company in 1996; Hill and Knowlton Inc., the international public-relations agency, acquired the company in June, further expanding its Latin American network.
Wilson L. Sproehnle III CGS78 <Will@Mars@aol.com> e-mails, I dropped out of Germantown High School in my third year of 10th grade and obtained a GED when I entered the service. Yet my CO must have seen something in me because just as we were completing unit combat training in Virginia before shipping to Vietnam, he called me in to tell me I wouldnt be going, that he was recommending me to the Armys prep school at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., for West Point Military Academy. I couldnt get my mind around it. It was an honor so far beyond my comprehension that it took me a while to understand that he was serious. Then I broke his heart and said I couldnt, that I had to go to Vietnam first to see if I wanted to make a career out of violence; we argued for a bit but I was insistent. I went, I was injured a few times: it changed my life and it got me in the back door to what is the oldest and the finest university founded by the most practical of the Founding Fathers. We are truly blessed to have been in these ivy-covered halls in what should have been and will be the leading nation of our planet.
Dr. Gordon N. Wolffe GD78 writes, I started the postgraduate periodontal programme (a master of science degree) at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands in 1991; we celebrated the 10-year jubilee last December. My work is coordinating the programme and teaching; we have students from other countries besides the Netherlands.
Dr. Sylvia-Lee Arleigh GEd79 GrEd79 has published The Freelancers, a collection of stories and pictures of people she interviewed over several years as a freelance writer and photographer for local Maine publications; included is a large selection of stories and poems written by her grandmother, Estella Maria Hollis Harris, and which were published mostly in the Lewiston Journal throughout the early 20th century.
Steven N. Haas C79, Ardmore, Pa., an attorney with the law firm of Cozen OConnor who concentrates his practice in mergers & acquisitions, and corporate-finance transactions, in June spoke on Raising Capital in the U.S.: A Canadian Perspective, at the Smart City Summit, sponsored by the Ottawa-Carleton Research Institute. And in July he was appointed to the board of the West Philadelphia branch of the Settlement Music School.
Dr. Mindy Hoffer C79 <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes, I completed a Tufts-sponsored fellowship in public psychiatry in June and am now a staff psychiatrist at the North Suffolk Mental Health Associations Revere Community Counseling Center in Revere, Mass.
Dave Lieber C79 <email@example.com> received the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in June; it is given by the NSNC and the Will Rogers Institute to the American newspaper columnist who has the greatest positive impact on his community through his writing and his other endeavors.
Lois Liebowitz C79 e-mails, I am happy to announce the arrival of my new daughter, Melissa Ann, from Hepu, in Guangxi province, China, on June 4; she was born on Sept. 10, 2001.
Elisabeth Magalnick Martin C79 is director of planning, design, and facilities for the Brooklyn Public Library, the 300,000 sq.ft. central library and the 58 branches. An advocate for quality design in public buildings, she is frequently invited to lecture on library design. She recently received the 2002 Public Architect Award from the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Debbie Prince W79 and her husband, David Goldberg W78, marked the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Alison, on Memorial Day. Helping them celebrate in West Hartford, Conn., were Alisons big brother, Michael, and Debbie and Davids classmates and friends, Lyn and Fred Cohen W79, Betsy Kent C79 and Michael Spatt W79 and their children, Alex and Avery, Alan Leifer W79 WG80, Phil Sider W78 and Jill Hershbain Sider W78, Neil Plakcy C79 (who sent in this note), and Sirena Terr C79 and her husband, Dr. Robert Neveloff, with their sons Eric and Daniel. Davids roommate Dr. Cliff Katz C78 was on call that weekend, but sent his good wishes.
Dr. Jane DiGiacomo McGowan EAS80 M83 is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and serves in its division of neonatology. Recently she was awarded an NIH grant to study neonatal brain injury. Her husband, Dr. Joseph C. McGowan GEng90 Gr93, is an associate professor of electrical engineering at the United States Naval Academy; he also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of radiology at Penn. They live in Annapolis, Md., with their two children, Joseph IV (six) and Alessandra (three).
David B. Cohen C81 EAS81 G81 L86 WG86 was recently appointed deputy assistant secretary for insular affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He heads the office for formulating federal policy on, and disbursing federal aid to, the U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and the former U.S. Trust territories, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.
Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing C81 in July was promoted to full professor of economics at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she has taught since 1989. She has written on the Mexican auto-parts industry and on the comparison of Japanese and American automobile manufacturers.
Dr. Andrew Mannes EE81 has left Penns faculty to accept a position in the Department of Anesthesia at the National Institutes of Health. Aside from clinical responsibilities in the OR and the Pain and Palliative Care Service, he will continue his research in developing new therapies for treating the severe pain suffered by people with advanced cancer.
Patricia K. Parrish C81 wrote in June, In January I joined WesBanco of Wheeling, W.Va., as vice president for community development and CRA officer. In addition to those duties, I am enjoying a lush spring on my Western Pennsylvania farm with my horses, goats, and dog.
Dattaraj Salgaocar WG81, Vasco da Gama, Goa, India, writes, Having set up the first liquid-fuel power-generation plant in Goa three years ago, we have now entered the transmission and distribution field. Consumers are very satisfied with the quality of power and results are encouraging. We have plans to increase our generating capacity.
Alan C. Thomas C81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I am a partner in the law firm of Fischer, Porter, Caliguire & Thomas, P.C., which has offices in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., New City, Rockland County, N.Y., and Manhattan. My wife, Fran Bouchoux, and I were classmates at Rutgers Law School in Newark, and have been married since 1987. Our son, Michael (13), follows Penn football and basketball more closely than I do. We live in Nutley, N.J.
Zenos Frudakis FA82 GFA83 <email@example.com> e-mails he was awarded the commission to create four 10-foot-high bronze sculptures for the Phillies new ballpark. The honorees are Richie Ashburn, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts and Mike Schmidt, whose sculptures are due to be unveiled in March 2004. Zenos unveiled his over-life-size bronze of Joe DiMaggio at the Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., at the end of August. And before the end of the year, he will unveil his monumental bronze Convergence at the Secaucus Transportation Center in New Jersey. He is currently working on an over-life-size sculpture of ClubCorp owner Robert Dedman for Pinehurst Resort, N.C.
Laurie Leinwand Gildan W82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her sister Janet Leinwand Bein C89 e-mail, We are proud to announce that our father, A. David Leinwand W53, graduated from New York University in May with a Master of Arts degree, specializing in American history. After owning Rosetta Electric Company in Manhattan for over 40 years, he retired and decided to pursue a long-standing interest in history. Way to go, Dad!
Barbara Ann Weindling C82 married Dr. David Ames Cohen in New York on June 23; they can be reached at <Bweindling@aol.com>.
Steven G. Winters W82 L88 is a partner in the private-client services group of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. In May he was elected to the board of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council; he currently serves on the executive committee of the probate section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also serves as treasurer of the Abington Art Center.
Peter J. Dailey C83 in May was appointed vice president corporate development for Allegheny Energy, Inc.; he joined the company in 1991 as an attorney. Based at its office in Monroeville, Pa., he lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Joyce, and their three children, John, Merritt, and Courtney.
Elizabeth Flemming C83 GEd83 writes, My news is that I am still happily teaching and coaching at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. But I also now have a happy and healthy baby girl, Anne, who was born on Dec. 11. I am a single mom, but still hope to get married someday.
Dr. Zahi Hawass G83 Gr87, the recently named Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, was appointed in April to the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From 1998 he had served as Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments, and earlier (1987-98) was general director of the Giza Plateau, Saqqara, and the Baharia Oasis. He has written Secrets of the Sphinx and Silent Images: Women in Pharaonic Egypt, both published by the American University in Cairo Press. He was recently elected an Explorer in Residence of the National Geographic Society.
Cdr. Robert E. Jex EE83 <email@example.com> is a senior instructor and aviation-safety counselor with the Pan Am International Flight Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was designated a master certificated flight instructor in March and earned his Airline Transport Pilot rating in July.
Dr. Marc J. Kahn C83 M87 GM90, an associate professor of medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, was recently appointed its associate dean for student affairs. He received the 2001 Teaching Scholar Award and the P. Walsh Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.
Steve Lieberman W83 WG87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Risa Mathisson Lieberman W89 WG93 happily announce the birth of Eric David Lieberman on May 16. He joined his twin big sisters, Alexa and Rebecca, who are now four years old. Steve is a partner at Summit Financial Resources and Risa is currently staying home with their children; they live in Short Hills, N.J.
Philip G. Wasielewski C83 married Elizabeth A. Brady on June 8 in Annapolis, Md. His best man was Mark Brzozowski C83, and other groomsmen included William Owens III EE83 WG91 and Shaun Breidbart W83. Also present were Prof. Edward Mansfield Jr. C84 G86 Gr89, Mark Bevilacqua W83 and Debbi D. Bevilacqua C83, Geoff Geis W79, William Carney C82, Mark Cody C81, John Kauffeld WEv82, Vince Lesch ME84, Capt. William Go C80, Carl Clyde EE83, Dr. Carl Seybolt EE83 V99, Alan Pike C84, Peter Pietra C83, Christopher Knutson W85, Lt.Col. Jiyul Kim C81, Andrew Sankey CGS84, and Dean Cantalupo C85.
Debra Levy Camal C84 <email@example.com> e-mails, After completing a general-surgery residency at UMDNJ in Newark, N.J., I worked with group practices in Pompton Lakes and then in Shrewsbury. I am now proud to announce the opening of my new solo private practice in breast surgery in Oakhurst. I live in Holmdel with my husband, Tom, and our three amazing children, Tommy (eight), Michael (six), and Jenna (almost two).
Paul Konigstein W84 e-mails, I have been named controller of Helen Keller Worldwide, which is among the oldest, international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness worldwide. I continue to live on Long Island with my wife, Martha Kovel, who works as a full-time mom, and her clients, Harry (nine), and Shira (six). I have also just been elected to the board of Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, a Long Island-based support and advocacy group for individuals on the autistic spectrum.
Weir Strange C84 and Linda Warren Strange C85 announce the birth of their son, Alexander on July 1. He joins big sister, Julia, who will be six years old in November. Weir and Linda live and work in Princeton, N.J., where he is a carpenter specializing in residential additions and renovations, and she is an architect in a small, general-practice firm. They live near Lake Carnegie, where Linda rows as often as possible.
Scott Ableman C85 has joined VeriSign where he is creating a new partner-marketing organization. He and his wife, Debbie Shrager C85, are enjoying life in D.C., with Ethan (seven) and Hannah (three).
Beth Albert Barnes Nu85 <bethabarnes@hotmail .com> e-mails, Ive been living in Aspen, Colo., for the past 12 years. My husband, Jon, and I have two boys, Jason (five) and Daniel (three). I work part time in the ER at Aspen Valley Hospital. Id love to hear from old Penn friends.
Stephen Cass C85 in May joined Backe Communications, an advertising agency in Ardmore, Pa., as director of business development. Previously he was with AOL Time Warner, where he worked in their Philadelphia offices on cross-platform, multimedia sales throughout the Mid-Atlantic. He lives in West Chester, Pa., with his wife, Amy, who is expecting their first child in November.
Reagan Cocke C85 GAr88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I have happily relocated to Houston with my wife, Stephanie Hetos Cocke C85 G85 GFA87, and our children, Catherine (10) and Winston (seven). I am assistant minister for evangelism and young families at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine.
Neil W. Danzger EAS85 W85 and Sharon F. Danzger W87 welcomed Georgia Rose Danzger into the world on July 1. Her older brothers, Benjamin, Adam, and Daniel, are very excited. The Danzgers live in Tenafly, N.J., and Neil is a managing director with US Trust in New York.
Kelly A. Dixon W85 e-mails, I recently took a 12-month sabbatical from my senior-manager position at Accenture (Chicago) to pursue several personal dreams. I am currently living in Paris, studying cuisine and pítisserie at Le Cordon Bleu. Ive also been taking Middle Eastern dance classes (aka belly-dancing), teaching adult computer classes, and connecting with old friends. Im having the time of my life: the only thing Im not doing is resting. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Hollis Kurman C85 and her husband, Gert Jan van der Hoeven, in June celebrated the half-year birthday of their son, Skyler. They live in Amsterdam, where she is co-founder of Auberon, a growth-strategy consultancy.
Dr. Shannon E. Griffiths Gr86, Frederick, Md., retired in July as an emeritus assistant professor of sociology, after more than 16 years teaching at Hood College. A specialist in criminology, she was a consultant to police departments, prisons, and community-action organizations throughout the country. She is currently working on a sociology-of-law anthology which is expected to be published in the summer next year.
Dr. Helen Mashek C86 e-mails, Tom and I are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Rachel Lyn, on Jan. 5; she joins her sister, Ana. Im keeping busy with the two girls and my dermatology practice in Delaware.
Rod J. Rosenstein W86 <Rod.Rosenstein@usdoj.gov> proudly announces the birth of his second child, Allison Liza Rosenstein, on April 16. Big sister Julia Paige Rosenstein is two years old. Rod is principal deputy assistant attorney general for the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice. His wife, Lisa Barsoomian, is an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
Kathleen Kern Bowman C87 GEd89 e-mails that she and Doug belatedly announce the arrival of their second son, Andrew Nels, who was born on Feb. 13, 2001. He was welcomed home by big brother Ryan Matthew, who is now five. Kathy is assistant director of research at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, a group of 31 private, selective colleges and universities.
Dr. Craig Coopersmith C87 M91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Lois Spritzer recently welcomed Talia Naomi Coopersmith into the world. She joins big brother Zachary (two) in making our world a wonderful place to wake up to every morning. On a professional front, Im an assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, specializing in surgical critical care. I recently received my second grant from the NIH and just had a first-author paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Daniel H. Klausner W87 <Daniel-H.Klausner@ubsw.com> e-mails, I recently moved over to UBS Warburg LLC as an executive director in investment banking.
Michael Landy C87 <email@example.com> e-mails, I was recently appointed executive director of Congregation Ohev Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in Orlando, Fla. My two boys, Jacob (eight) and Avi (five) along with my fianc»e, Jessica Weldon, are enjoying the new surroundings and invite friends to visit when vacationing in Orlando.
Pedro Ramos C87, vice president and chief of staff to the president of the University, in June received the 2002 Giving Forward Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund, for his outstanding commitment to Philadelphias public-school students throughout his tenure as member and president of the Philadelphia Board of Education.
David Thayer W87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, As a longstanding member of the Army National Guard, I was recently called to a 10-month tour of duty in Bosnia, serving as armor officer with the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, the oldest, continuously active military unit in the nation. More importantly, I recently became engaged to Adrienne Bohlin, whom I met while living in Washington: we plan to marry in the fall of 2003.
David J. White G87 completed a masters degree in library and information science at Kent State University in December 2000, and since August last year he has been an assistant cataloger in the Western Reserve Historical Society Library in Cleveland. He teaches evening courses for the Department of Classical Studies, Anthropology, and Archaeology at the University of Akron. David sings in the Akron Symphony Chorus and is active in local community-theater organizations; he lives in Cuyahoga Falls.
Elisabeth Preston Abergel C88 <email@example.com> e-mails that she and her husband, Oliver, confirm the rumour of the birth of His Royal Highness Prince Seamus Somerset Abergel-Preston on June 18, 2001. Now one, he lives in relative obscurity in Canada.
Lisa D. Andujar W88 recently joined the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) as director of special events in Queens, N.Y. She will manage such events as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20, in Rego Park. She can be reached at (718) 263-2224 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Brian Katz C88 W88 <email@example.com> e-mails, I just wanted to send an update on some interesting things I have recently been involved with. After a long time away from Penn, I was asked to join the Alumni Class Leadership Council, that is all about reconnecting alumni back to the University and organizing the Classes to stimulate and encourage a vibrant alumni association. Believe it or not, it is almost time for our 15th Reunionand you guessed it, I volunteered to be our Reunion chair. In April several members of the Class of 1988, together with members of other Reunion Classes, had the opportunity to return to campus to participate in an alumni conference with Penns executive management, and staff from the Office of Alumni Relations and the Penn Fund. The experience was nothing short of amazing. Campus has changed in ways you would never have imagined: gone are Stouffer dining hall, the wall of paint on the Bookstore, and the Hall of Flags where we used to study late into the night. But in many ways it will always remain unchanged: folks were hanging out on College Green, just like we did 15 years ago. We were all energized to hear the amazing advances that Penn has made and its ambitious plans for the future. We had a roundtable discussion with Dr. Rodin, discussing current events at Penn and the academic Agenda for Excellence. We also heard from the vice provost on Penns physical transformation in the past 15 years, and where it hopes to be in the next decadethink, Crossing the Schuylkill River. We all left the weekend with a renewed commitment to Penn, to our classmates, and of course, our upcoming Reunion. Hopefully we can find a way to have that excitement rub off on the rest of the class, and over the next seven months find ways for all of our classmates to get back in touch with the University. To start things off, we had a Summer Mixer in New York on July 17 at the Penn Club (see the Class Web site below). It was a chance to see old friends, make new friends, and hear about what is happening at Penn; we even had a video presentation on the planned campus expansion. We hope to have similar events on the West Coast and other regions over these upcoming months. The Web site is a great place to find your classmates: we encourage everyone to register on the site, to tell us all what you have been up to over the years and to go back to it often to see who else has made themselves known. Also, please send the same updates to the Gazette so we can all see it in print. Over these seven months, we will be constantly updating the site to provide information about the Reunion and about the Class of 1988. If you are interested in helping out with the Reunion Committee, please let us know as we can always use an extra hand: e-mail any of us on the committee listed on the Class of 1988 Web site (www.alumni.upenn.edu/class/1988.html). I really look forward to seeing many of you throughout the yearand in May.
John Kingston III C88 W88 in June was appointed senior vice president and general counsel of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., an asset-management holding company in Boston. He joined the firm in 1999 as vice president and associate general counsel.
David M. Mizrachi C88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, After nearly a decade back in my native Panama, I am finally getting used to the Tropics. I am currently a partner at Mizrachi, Davarro & Urriola, an international business-law firm in Panama City. I am licensed to practice in Florida and the Republic of Panama.
Dr. Sarah Nielsen C88 <email@example.com> e-mails, I am living in Westchester, N.Y.; I graduated from Columbia University Medical School in May and am doing my residency in pediatrics at Columbias New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have two very tall kids, Kevin (12) and Eliott (10).
Daniel Salsburg C88 L91 and Michelle Shanahan L91 announce the birth of their second son, Ryan, on Aug. 7, 2001. Big brother Patrick, now three years old, is very proud. Dan is an attorney with the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission and Michelle is an associate general counsel for National Public Radio.
John J. Whyte C88 writes, I am currently working on bioterrorism issues for Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson. I am enjoying life in the nations capital.
Janet Leinwand Bein C89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her sister Laurie Leinwand Gildan W82 e-mail, We are proud to announce that our father, A. David Leinwand W53, graduated in May from New York University with a Master of Arts degree, specializing in American history. After owning Rosetta Electric Company in Manhattan for over 40 years, he retired and decided to pursue a long-standing interest in history. Way to go, Dad!
George Cicotte C89 <George@Cicottelaw.com> e-mails, In May Wendy, the kids, and I returned to the Tri-Cities area of Washington state. I have opened my own law practice focusing, as always, on employee benefits (cicottelaw.com). Were still holding steady at five kids, who are all enjoying having their grandparents as neighbors. Im enjoying the five-minute commute.
David P. France C89 is organizing the University of Pennsylvanias first Penn Media Summit 2002, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, in New York. The all-day event will be held at the Museum of Television & Radio and will include panels, The New Media: The Road Less Traveled, Women In Journalism, and Diversity In Television Programming. There is also a Q&A planned with Hollywood producer Peter Guber. A cocktail reception at the Penn Club of New York will follow. David would like to thank Christopher Browne C69, Matt Rosler C96, and Bob Alig C84 WG87 and Alumni Relations at Penn, as well as the many alumni volunteers that have believed in and supported the project and have been working to make it happen <PennMediaSummit2002@yahoo.com>.
Jed A. Hart W89 will marry Allison J. Brody C98 on Oct., 26 in New York. They plan to celebrate with many alumni, among them Allisons father, Dr. David Brody C66 D70, and the bridal party will include Stacey Heller C98, Ilana Albert C98, and Danielle Silverman C98. Jed is a director in the distressed securities group of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., and Allison is an assistant manager of marketing research for Coach; they live in New York.
Jewell Ann Henley C89 <email@example.com> e-mails, I completed my masters degree in counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1998. Since then I have been youth director and a counselor at the North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Richardson, where Ive focused on counseling children, adolescents, and families, as well as guiding the junior-high and senior-high departments. Ive spoken nationally and internationally on adolescent- and mental-healthcare issues and I begin medical school this year at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. I look forward to hearing from old friends, especially those from the Penn Gospel Choir and Campus Crusade.
Ann-Gail Bregianes Hult W89 e-mails My husband and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, George Edward, on Jan. 6. Im back at work in Manhattan as an attorney, specializing in civil litigation/insurance defense. We live in Stamford, Conn. Feel free to drop me a line at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Elise Brownstein Hutner C89 and her husband, Ed, are happy to announce the arrival of a healthy son, Alex; he was born on April 9, the day after big sister Carly turned two.
Risa Mathisson Lieberman W89 WG93 <email@example.com> e-mails that she and Steve Lieberman W83 WG87 welcomed our third child, Eric David, into the world on May 16. He joined his identical twin sisters Alexa and Rebecca, who are now four years old. I am currently enjoying staying home with my children and Steve is a partner at Summit Financial Resources, a money-management financial-planning firm. We live in Short Hills, N.J.
Daniel McArdle C89 and his wife, Hypatia Kingsley, are proud to announce the birth earlier this year of their daughter, Phaedra Kingsley McArdle. A brief update since leaving Penns hallowed halls: after traveling with Greg Thomas C89 in Asia and two ill-fated stints in Wisconsin and Alaska, I relocated to Seattle for 4 1/2 years, where I began work in graphic design. Hypatia and I then spent 2 1/2 years in Hawaii before returning to Washington five years ago. Im now an art director and graphic designer and have recently started a freelance design firm, Magnetboy Design. Im also attempting to (finally) finish a collection of short stories and other fiction.
Cheryl Robbins Probst W89 and her husband, Curtis, announce the birth of their third child, Trevor Louis, on March 6. He joins brother Oliver (six) and sister Sylvia (three). The family lives in Manhattan, having recently moved from the Upper East Side to the Upper West Side.
John Allen C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Mary and I recently moved to Tewksbury, N.J., where we love the more rural feel of that part of the state. I still work for a technology-consulting firm in New York while she works full-time at home-raising our almost four-year-old twins, Winston and Charles.
Howard Berman C90 <email@example.com> e-mails, Ode to the Psychotic Episode, a poetic rendition of my three psychotic episodes since graduating, appears in Constructivism in the Human Sciences (vol. 6, issue 1). It is my first, though not last work; I welcome feedback especially from psychology and English majors, and assure everyone Im doing well in life.
Meeka Jun Bondy C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently joined AOL Time Warners interactive-video group as vice president for legal affairs; the group is starting up a new cable-television service. She continues to live in New York, with her husband, Joseph Aaron Bondy, a criminal-defense lawyer, and two-year-old daughter, Rachel Soo Kee Bondy. Meeka e-mailed that they were expecting their second child in June.
Joshua W. Cohen C90, a member of the creditors-rights group of the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood and resident in its New Haven, Conn., office, was named partner in July; he represents creditors in commercial bankruptcies and litigation, and in 1998 co-authored an amicus curiae brief for a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives in Weston with his wife, Nancy Samson Cohen C87, and their three children.
Jeff Crow W90 writes that Tyler Crow is thrilled to announce that he is now a big brother: Evan Fellows Crow joined the family on May 8. Dad is teaching Evan The Red and the Blue and Tyler is helping with the hand motions. All of the Crows live in Atlanta, where Jeff works in sports marketing at Coca-Cola and Julie, his wife, works in entertainment marketing at TBS Superstation.
Elizabeth Canna Fabrizi Nu90 GNu94 <email@example.com> and Mark Fabrizi GEd95 are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Juliana Marie, on March 16. She was welcomed home by her two-year-old sister, Olivia Rose. Elizabeth is enjoying spending some time off before returning to her position as a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, and Mark continues to love his work as a high-school English teacher.
David J. Glass C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Ginger, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Nicolette. Everyone, including not-yet-rivalrous big sister, Alexandra, is doing well.
Fabio E. Marino EAS90 has joined the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP, as a partner in its Silicon Valley office and who practices in the companys intellectual-property practice group.
Dr. Joseph C. McGowan GEng90 Gr93 was recently promoted to associate professor of electrical engineering at the United States Naval Academy. He e-mails, At the USNA, military professors like myself compete for promotion via the same mechanism and the same promotion and tenure committee as their civilian counterparts: I became the second military professor to be promoted to associate professor under this system. After graduation I served on the faculty of Penns Medical School as a research assistant professor and currently am an adjunct assistant professor of radiology there. I accepted recall to active Naval service and an appointment to the faculty of the Naval Academy in 2000. My wife, Dr. Jane DiGiacomo McGowan, EAS80 M83, was recently appointed to the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an associate professor of pediatrics; she is also a member of the division of neonatology there. She recently was awarded an NIH grant to study neonatal brain injury. We live in Annapolis with our two children, Joseph IV (six) and Alessandra (three).
Christine Messina C90 writes she worked in advertising for 11 years as a media account manager on the Taco Bell account, and received her MBA from Fordham University in 1996. Currently I am married with a 22-month-old daughter and another on the way. I am also in school for a masters in secondary education/mathematics.
Lara Simmons Nichols C90 and her husband, Steve Nichols, are pleased to announce the birth of Isabel Simmons Nichols on April 25, weighing 8lbs., 14oz., and measuring 20.5 inches. She joins big sister Caroline who had her second birthday on June 15. Lara is assistant general counsel for Duke Energy Corporation.
Dr. Jennifer Levin Popovsky C91 and her husband, Ricardo, proudly announce the birth of their twin daughters, Roxanne Evelyn and Jordan Hope, on April 9. Both babies and mom are healthy and doing well. These are the first grandchildren for Hon. Stephen Levin W53 L58 and Myrna Stern Levin Ed59. Uncle Peter Levin W95 has been out to Cleveland to visit his new nieces. Jenn is back at work as the associate director of dermatologic surgery for University Dermatologists of Cleveland.
Jay Seliber W90 was recently admitted as a partner in the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; he is based in the Florham Park, N.J., office and lives in Whitehouse Station. He and his wife, Rachel, also celebrated the birthdays of Jared (five) and Tyler (one) over the summer.
Dr. Suresh Agarwal C91 <email@example.com> married Deborah Kubowicz on May 18; attending were Richard Lau C92 and Alexi Wright M03. Debbie and I are moving to Madison, Wisc., where I will (hopefully) complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgeryand learn to love snow.
Dr. Frank W. Bowen C91 M96 e-mails, I will complete my general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania this academic year (2003) and I have recently been accepted into a cardiothoracic fellowship at HUP to begin next July. I welcome news from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Galit Kierkut Casel C91 L95 e-mails, My husband, Ira, and I and big brother Jacob (five) are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Rebecca Kierkut Casel, on March 27. I am currently working part-time as an associate in the litigation department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel, LLP in Iselin, N.J., and would love to hear from friends from both College and Law School at <email@example.com>.
Jessica S. Cooperman C91 is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University; her dissertation is on The Jewish Diaspora and the First World War: Germany and the United States. This month she begins a 10-month fellowship with the Center for Jewish History in New York.
Debbie Kupfer Cosgrove C91, her husband, Elliot, and big sister Lucy joyfully announce the birth of Madeline Raya on May 2 in Chicago.
Lyenochka M. Djakov C91 and her husband Raymond M. Phillips W90 are happy to announce the birth in September of their first child, Anya Marguerite Djakov Phillips. Becoming parents has been a miraculous experience for both of us. September also marked the start of Rays company, Phillips Renovation, a dream he has had since being in the Navy. Lyen continues her work as director of the rape crisis center in Columbus, Ohio.
Darren Green C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Tiffany Boye on May 19, 2001, in Chicago. Alumni attending included Robert Garber C92, Josh Olshansky C92, Shari Silverman Minsky C92, Jay Rudman C92, Eric Linn W92 and Missy Bechler Linn Nu91, Monte Mann C92 and Laurie Kozloff Mann C92, and David Shell W92. Our honeymoon was a three-month around-the-world adventure, beginning in Panama and ending in New Zealand: the highlight of the journey was probably quad-biking through the sand dunes of Northern Namibia.
Ann Wexelblatt Harrell C91 and Ken Harrell W91 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eli Cooper Harrell, on Jan. 8.
Jason Horger C91 <email@example.com> married Laura Whitton on June 1 at the home of Adrienne and Paul Horger L62 in Clarks Summit, Pa. Jasons Penn roommate of three years, Robert Checkoway C91, was best man, and good friends Martha Vazakas Carucci C91, Greg Lippmann C91, Elizabeth McPherson Miller Nu98 GNu01 and Dr. David J. Miller IV G92 Gr98, Jabbar Abdi WG01, Ann L. Meyer WG00, Dr. Andrew Sobanet G97 Gr01, Eric Tilles L89, Anita Mastroieni GGS99, and Dr. John J. F. Holmes M52 attended the ceremony and subsequent celebration. Jason and Laura live with their brindled pit bull, Cecil, in West Philadelphia, just steps away from their jobs at Penn as associate director of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society and administrative coordinator for the Department of Romance Languages, respectively.
Rebekah Salomon Le Magny C91 e-mails, My husband, Thierry Le Magny, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, Thomas, on April 2, weighing 3.55kg and measuring 49cm. The three of us are currently living in Paris. I would be delighted to hear from old Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher C91 received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University in May and has started an internship in avian and exotic-pet medicine on Long Island; her husband, Harlan A. Freilicher C92 W92, is moving his law practice to New York to be with her. Dr. Martha Jones EAS91 flew in from Portland, Ore., to attend Elizabeths graduation.
Dr. Kirk Thibault EAS91 GEng93 Gr97 and Stephanie Dehne Thibault C94 are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Shay, on April 25. The family lives outside Philadelphia, in Berwyn, Pa.
Samantha Aezen CGS92 <SAezen@msn.com> e-mailed in late June, I spent the last nine months as a full-time volunteer at Ground Zero. Among other responsibilities, she and a fellow full-time volunteer, Alison Thompson, were in charge of sorting the thousands of childrens cards and letters to the workers and delivering them to the site. Their work was profiled by ABC News New York on Jan 14. Samantha expresses her deepest sympathies to those affected by the events of Sept. 11.
Dr. Jamie Altman C92 <email@example.com> is pleased to announce that he has significantly increased his chance of having attractive children through his recent marriage to Dawn Trainor, a smart, funny, and enchanting non-Penn graduate. They were married in a small ceremony in Novi, Mich.; alumni attending included Robert Khedouri W92 L95, Jay Halbert W92, Marc Lazare C92, Mike Doar L95, and David Perla W91 L94. After completing his dermatology residency at the University of Michigan in June, Jamie is working in a private practice in Clinton. He and Dawn plan to eventually move back to the East Coast.
Peter Axelrod C92 writes, I am happy to say I have left private practice to join the U.S. Attorneys Office in San Francisco.
Howard Berkenblit C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Christina Schaper, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Revelle Berkenblit, on June 5. Howard is an attorney with Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston and Tina is a paralegal instructor for Northeastern University.
Sumita Bhattacharya W92 <bhattacharya email@example.com> e-mails, My husband, Monish Kumar, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child on June 26: Akash B. Kumar weighed 7lbs. 10oz. I am still with Booz Allen and Hamilton as a principal in the media and entertainment practice.
Dr. Jennifer Silverman Kitchin C92 and Peter Kitchin C92 EE92 GEE95 are happy to announce the birth of our second child, Jacob Lawrence Kitchin, on June 1. He joins big sister, Emily (almost four). Peter is a vice president at Goldman, Sachs, and Company in New York and Jennifer is a dermatologist in private practice in Westchester County.
Roberta Koeppel C92 GEd92 won a national award from the Alliance for Community Media for having the best childrens professional public-access show in the 2002 Hometown Video Festival; the award is considered an alternative media Emmy. Her show Robbys Room, airs monthly in New York on the Manhattan Time Warner cable-channel 56 MNN. She is both hostess and producer. And it all started back at UTV at Penn. The winning episode was about healing for New York children after Sept. 11. Robby hopes all will watch her program when in New York.
Amy Mara Schlossberg C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Hello, after having lost touch with former classmates and Penn. I received my J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and am continuing on as an LL.M. student this fall, writing a thesis on intellectual-property law (copyright law).
Dr. Suzanne Sims C92 is pleased to announce her marriage to Dr. Jose Maldonado on June 15. Bridesmaids included Jodi Fragin Falbaum C92, Heather Rossman C92, and Debbie Abrams Balfanz C92. Suzanne and Jose live in Menlo Park, Calif., where she is an internist and he is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford.
Dr. Michael F. Ballesteros EAS93 is an injury epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. However, three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, he was flown to New York to help monitor for signs of a bio-terrorism attack: posted to Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, he gathered data to determine if, in addition to the World Trade Center attack, a bio-terrorism attack had happened. Mike returned to New York in late October to help investigate the one death there from inhalational anthrax; he interviewed people in the building where the victim lived, and in the neighborhood, in order to retrace her actions in the two weeks before her illness. In December he also went to Washington to help educate postal workers about the anthrax vaccine and provide treatment: Trying to properly inform confused and scared people about the vaccine helped me to hone my communication skills. He is now back in Atlanta, researching childhood drowning and other injuries.
Dr. Amy Eisenberg Boyers C93 is pleased to announce the opening of her private practice in clinical psychology in Coral Gables, Fla. She is also director of a breast-cancer research project in the psychology department of the University of Miami. She and her husband, Robert Boyers, live in Miami where he is a partner in the civil-trial firm of Leesfield, Leighton, Rubio, Mahfood & Boyers. I look forward to hearing from old friends soon at <email@example.com>.
Justin Martinez-Sowers EAS93 and Ebru Ural W93 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Serra Lindsey Sowers, on May 22 in New York. Mother and daughter are fine, due at least in part, to the follow-up care of Dr. Sarah Chacko C91. Friends can reach our new family at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
H. Peter Nesvold C93 and his wife, Liz, are thrilled to announce that their daughter, Lily Elizabeth France, turned one year old in June. Peter is a vice president at Bear Stearns, and Liz is partner at Berkshire Capital. The family recently moved from Manhattan to Bronxville, and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jason Pantzer C93 and Tricia Pantzer are delighted to announce the birth of their first baby, Amanda Morgan Pantzer, on May 21, weighing 6lbs. 10oz. Mother, father, and daughter are doing quite well, as are the first-time grandparents. Amanda hopes to be a Penn Quaker in a few years, and she looks adorable in her Penn sweatshirt.
Dale Abel Weiser Nu93 and her husband, Ralf Weiser, announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Jurgen Weiser, at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa., on April 12. He joins older sister, Katie, who was three in August. Dale is working per diem in the Newborn Nursery at Brandywine. I would love to hear from my classmates at <RNDaleW@aol.com>.
William B. Cooper III C94, an attorney in the Exton, Pa., office of the Philadelphia law firm of Fox, Rothschild, OBrien & Frankel, LLP, recently received his LL.M. in taxation from the Villanova University School of Law. He participates as a Sunday-school teacher at St. Matthews Church in Downingtown and coaches boys soccer for the towns Spirit United Soccer Club.
Yash Egami C94 writes that he is still in New York, works in publishing, and seldom visits Philadelphiamuch to the delight of his parents who still live there. He is feeling happy, yet curiously duped by the recent north-of-the-border-vacation-turned-super-secret-elopement of his friend Mukund Rao C94 GEd02 and Mukunds longtime girlfriend, Hillary, to Montreal. Yash plans on being a bit more skeptical the next time any of his friends say they are going to Canada.
Samantha Kleier Forbes C94 married John Patrick Forbes Jr. on May 23 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. After honeymooning at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island, Bahamas, she returned to her job as vice president of Susan Blond, Inc., a public relations firm in New York and he to his job as art director at Gammon Ragonesi and Associates, a brand-imaging firm in New York. Maid-of-honor Sabrina Kleier C98, Alexis Grant Siegel C94, Danielle Mandelbaum C94, Elizabeth Silverman C94, Steven Bauer W94, and Amy Schulder Arn C94 were in the wedding party, and the guests included Ralph Davidson C92, Joe Jacobson C92, Wendy Blank Chaikin C98 and Lee Chaikin W95, Jacqui Wiedman C96 and Peter Weidman W96, David Koplick EAS01, Tal Kastner C94, Lacey Tisch C03, Larry Rosenbluth W65, and Harvey Siegel W68. Samantha and JP live in New York.
Barry D. Freeman W94 <email@example.com> was recently named managing director of the Chicago office of Goldsmith Agio Helms, the investment-banking firm dedicated to representing sellers of public and private middle-market businesses in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and recapitalizations (www.agio.com). He is also expecting to graduate in March from the executive-MBA program at the University of Chicago.
Julie Burgess Nelson W94 and Tim Nelson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Teresa (Tess) Patricia Nelson, on June 18. Mom, Dad, and big brother Jack are all doing well.
Halyce Richard W94 WG00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Seth Krasilovsky C94 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Ilana, on June 10. Halyce is a strategy consultant with IBM and Seth completed his LLM in taxation from NYU School of Law and practices trust and estate law.
Lisa Brichta Tretler C94 G99 WG99 and Jonathan Tretler C93 WG97 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Paige, on May 25. The niece of Elaine Brichta Marks C91 and Aaron Marks C90 W90, she is also the granddaughter of Marcy Stein-Tretler CW66 and Richard Tretler C66, and Hannah and the late Paul Brichta W54.
Joseph Warden C94 and Sandy Turcic Warden W94 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Marie, on May 20. Upon Joes graduation from business school from the University of Chicago last year, we moved to New Jersey where he is currently employed as a management associate at Schering Plough.
Dana Loesberg Baron W95 and Julie Katz C95 write that they recently gathered in New York with Barbara Soriano Gillespie C95, Renee Simon C95, and Andrea Stoltz Gendel C95 to celebrate the birth of Andrea and Jasons newborn baby girl, Amelia Hannah, on May 29. Both baby and Mom are doing well. Congratulations!
Laurie Baylor Curtis Nu95 <CurtisLaurieBaylor@praintl.com> married Andrew Curtis on June 8 at the Glen Foerd Mansion in Philadelphia. They met in 1998 while holidaying in Barbados. Poornima Rao C95 was a bridesmaid; other alumni attending were Sarah Jones Nu95, Alison Bohling Rowley Nu95, Jeanette Stankiewicz Kates Nu95 GNu97, Chris McCarty McDonough Nu95, Kimberly Weissler Nu95, Suzanne Horner Lloyd Nu95, Linda Herrmann Nu95 GNu00, Dave Cunning C95, and Dr. Todd M. Fruchterman C92 M96. A project manager with PRA International, Laurie, who graduated in May from Columbia University with a masters of science in biostatistics, will transfer to its U.K. office to work on global oncology-research programs; Andrew is a reinsurance analyst with Zurich International in London.
Kristine Daniels W95 married Brian Borowsky W93 in Melbourne on a glorious autumn day in a lakeside service on March 24; Irv Stern W86, Susan Barry Stern Nu88 and their family, and Laura Pucci W95 attended. The four-week honeymoon took place in both New Zealand and Vietnam. Brian and Kristine have lived in Australia since 1999, where she is an organisational-change consultant for a local consulting firm, and he is product-management director for Australias largest online job site. They will shift continents once again as Kristine begins her MBA at the London Business School this month.
Carolyn Stone Enenstein C95 and Craig Enenstein G95 WG95 were blessed with a healthy and happy little girl on July 1: Baby Josie Allyn Enenstein has already met several of Mom and Dads alumni friends, and is looking forward to becoming a graduate of the Class of 2024. The Enensteins encourage your calls and visits, and can be reached at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Basia Dybicki Fabian C95 <email@example.com> married Dave Fabian on June 1 in Cragsmoor, N.Y. It was an intimate Catholic ceremony in an old stone church on a cliff overlooking the Shawangunk mountains where we go skydiving on weekends. Alumni who attended were Ryan Smith C97, Jim Loveman W97, and Sarit Zadok C95. Afterwards we went on an amazing scuba-diving honeymoon in the Seychelles. Now were back, living in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and I work for Barnes&Noble.com, while Dave is at JP Morgan Chase. By the way, he proposed to me last November during a night scuba dive off Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. We were 60 feet under in pitch dark, he pointed his flashlight to a little will you marry me sign, gave me an underwater pencil, and I wrote yes yes yes. Then we kissed and tried to drink, without drowning, a little bottle of champagne hed brought. Big parrotfish looked on.
Brian Feldman C95 and Jordana Harris C97 L00 are thrilled to announce that they married on June 15 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Ren»e Glaser Sackey CW70, the granddaughter of Dr. Irving J. Harris D41 and the late Diana Goodman Harris Ed41, and the goddaughter of Ann Green Frankel CW70. The wedding party included Jordys brother Dr. Jon Harris C94, and sister-in-law Rabbi Dena Klein C94 (who officiated), Erin Cohen C97, Lisa Gaffin C97, Elissa Ogens C97, Rachel Lasky L00, Seth Huberman C95, Matthew Ingber C95, Mike Gerstein C96, Ryan Jaffe C96, and Steve Rothman C95. Many other alumni joined in the celebration.
Capt. Carl Forsling W95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I recently moved to Milton, Fla., to begin duty as a helicopter instructor pilot at U.S. Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Prior to moving, I returned on April 19 from a seven-month deployment aboard the USS Bataan, which included a month at Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, where I flew several missions inserting and extracting U.S. Marine and allied forces. It was a very rewarding, but challenging experience.
Jason Jaslow EAS95 W95 married Regina Wong W97 in Morristown, N.J., on June 23. The wedding was an incredible amount of fun, and we want to thank our Penn friends for joining us on that joyous day: Cyrus Mehta W97, Alan Chao EAS97 W97, Winnifer Thomas-Cox W97, Sapan Shahani W98, Jon Guljord W97, Brian Toll W95, Rosa Chen Welton EAS95 W95, Rachel Mercado EAS95, Matthieu Hausig EAS96, and Andrew Kwee WG96. Special thanks to Cyrus for introducing the two of us to each other at the Phi Kappa Psi party during Spring Fling 1996, and for making a speech at our wedding. Wed love to hear from our Penn friends and can be reached at <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We live in Hoboken and work in Manhattan.
Biren E. S. Johnson W95 <Biren.Johnson@hqda.army.mil> e-mailed in June, After September 11, many peoples focus changed, including mine. I currently work for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon (which is quickly being rebuilt) doing financial management analyst/contracting work. I still live in Columbia, Md., and do mortgage loans, refinancing, etc., in my spare time with MortgageStar out of Bethesda. What a hot real estate market! I am excited to announce my marriage to my fianc»e, Jacqueline L. Thomas, on Aug. 10 in San Antonio, Tex. She is an administrator in Anne Arundel County, Md. We look forward to seeing many of our friends and family. Were looking forward to our honeymoon in Mexico, after a great year of transition. God Bless America!
Shanti Venkata Kim EAS95 wrote, August was a big month for me: my husband, David, and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary in our new home of Chapel Hill, N.C. This fall I will be a first-year MBA student at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To all my Penn friends, please keep in touch; my e-mail is <email@example.com>.
Vivian Lee W95 wrote in June that she, Jeremy Agulnek EE96, Mazher Ahmad C96, Carl Engle W96, Ella Faynzilberg C95, Jonathan Hoffman C93, Todd Huseby C94 EAS94, and Evan Raine C96 graduated from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Jeremy will be staying in Chicago to do valuation consulting work for Standard & Poors; Mazher will be moving to London to work for Marakon Associates; Carl will be moving out to Los Angeles and returning to work for Monitor Company; and Todd will be staying in Chicago to work for A.T. Kearney. Ella, Jonathan and I will all be moving to New York to work in investment banking: Ella will be joining Salomon Smith Barney, Jonathan will be joining Bear Stearns, and I will be joining Merrill Lynch.
Suzanne Horner Lloyd Nu95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My husband, Fritz Lloyd, and I are proud to announce the birth of our first baby, Natalie Jill on Feb. 14. She is a happy and healthy baby. I continue to work at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia part-time as a nurse manager for the General Pediatric Faculty Practice. Fritz is a 1994 graduate of Lehigh University and works as a chemical engineer for Merck and Co.
Moira Kathleen Gibbons Lopez Nu95 GNu00 <email@example.com> married Dr. Carlos J. Lopez on June 2. Jeannette Stankiewicz Kates Nu95 GNu97 was among the guests at our wedding. My husband and I have moved back to New Jersey, and I just finished my first year of law school at Seton Hall University School of Law.
Michael S. Rosenberg L95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was pictured and mentioned in a cover story in the May 24 issue of Philadelphias The Legal Intelligencer. He was a member of the defense trial team for the citys Convention Center Authority, securing dismissal at the close of the plaintiffs case.
Dr. Carolyn Selavka V95 and her husband, Matt, are surprised, but thrilled, to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Makenna, on March 25.
Dr. Jayne Roberta Wilkinson C95 in June graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She has begun an internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, to be followed by a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Judith Levy Battaglia Nu96 GNu98 <judeSL@aol.com> married Daryl Battaglia on April 13 at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, N.Y. The maids of honor were Margie Cutler C97 and Sharon Luss Frank EAS96; the bridal party also included Andrea Croll Freeman C95, Hayley Lattman C97, and Lainie Welsh Leitzell C97. Other alumni attending included Eric Conner C96, Lauren Hertzog C98, Marc Leferman C96 W96 and Susan Maslow Leferman W96, Steve Leitzell C96 L99, Ashley Magids C96, Michelle Miller C97, Nancy Solnik C97 W97, Jason Vinikoor C97, Lauren Zaslansky C96, and Old Guard Henry Mason W41. Judy and Daryl live in New York, where she is a bone-marrow-transplant coordinator at Westchester Medical Center and he is a finance manager for Nielsen Media Research.
Michelle Kay Brown C96 and Matt Brown EAS96 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Ethan Tyler Brown, on April 16. Michelle and Matt live in Glastonbury, Conn., where she is a senior online-strategy consultant and he is a consulting civil and environmental engineer.
Elizabeth Feld C96 e-mails that Kim Maxfield C96 is engaged to marry Ilya Zaides on June 14, 2003, in the Berkshires. Living out a longtime Parisian fantasy, Beata Drizin W96 got engaged to Erich Kirr in Paris this summer, and they will marry sometime next year in Chicago. Caroline Schoenfeld C97 and L. Spencer Greenwald got engaged in April and will marry this December in New York.
Melissa Connell Hinck C96 e-mails, I married Dr. Todd A. Hinck on Sept. 15 in the Heinz Chapel in Pittsburgh. Michael Friedman C94 attended the wedding. We recently bought our first house in Arlington, Mass., and are busy renovating it. I would love to hear from old classmates at <email@example.com>.
Jason Hochman W96 married Jennifer Kaplan on March 2 in Miami Beach. In the wedding party were Ari Zur C96 W96, Jerry Greenberg C96 G96, and Andrew Monfried C96, and other alumni attending were Graeme Lemmer EAS97 and Elisa Lemmer C97 L00, Andrew Segall C96, Andrew Meran W96, and Eddie Klein C96. Jason is vice president of Levitt Commercial, a real estate development firm in Fort Lauderdale, and Jennifer is a psychologist at Barry University in Miami. They would love to hear from their Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Eric McCarthy L96 married Lacy Berrington L97 on June 8. Penn alumni attending included Patricia Butler W84 L84, Jennifer Mendelsohn Millman L97, Mirit Steiger L97, Michael Lisi L96, Clark Khayat L96, James Keller L96 and Amanda Aronoff L95, Steven Fabietti L96, Daniel Boockvar C93 L96, Mark Elefante L96, Jessica Weiner Feingold L96, Jon Wing L96, Ted Lynch L97 and Michele Borbe Lynch L97, George Gowen L98 and Gayle Gilgore Gowen L98, Robert Dapice W93, and Josh Gottheimer C97. Lacy and I practice antitrust law in Washington; we now live in Potomac, Md.
Dr. Melinda Steinhauer C96 received a Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University in May; graduating with distinction, she was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Currently she is a resident physician in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where she lives with her husband, Atilla Telli W95.
Kelly McCollian Stone C96 married Rob Stone C96 on June 1 in Philadelphia; the ceremony was held at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and the reception took place at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Several alumni were in the wedding party, including Dr. Terri Saunders Hepps C96, Beth Limon C96, best man Phil Perry EAS96, and Jason Chappelle C96; Pete Rothschild C96 did a reading during the ceremony. Other Penn guests included Sean Jenkins W96, Jason Wood W96, Ed Kelly C96, Craig Kennedy C96, and Kevin Jolly W96. We started dating during our senior year at Penn and wanted to make sure that our wedding day somehow incorporated Penn. We took many photos on campus, including pictures in front of College Hall, by the LOVE sculpture and with Ben Franklin by the compass. Kelly and Rob currently live in Arlington, Va., where she is a lawyer with Drinker, Biddle & Reath, and he is a consultant with mindSHIFT Technologies.
Brooke Bralove Ugel C96 <email@example.com> married Edward Ugel on May 11 in Washington. Alumni attending were Mara Bralove C93 (Brookes sister), Emily Topf Schmidt C96 (bridesmaid), Tracy Pruzan ASC00 (bridesmaid), Jocelyn Arsht C96, Tessie Topol C94, Dr. Victoria Morehouse C96, Ali Shapiro C91 WG97, Bela Shah C95, Meade J. Berman GCP00, David Parsky C93, Courteney Freedman WG97, and Leonard Shapiro W64.
Dr. Ravi B. Berger C97 graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in January. He will complete a residency in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and in ophthalmology at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. He took a one-year sabbatical between his third and fourth years to engage in full-time laboratory research at Case Western on a mouse model of river blindness; he received a $25,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness for the work.
Im Ja Choi G97, Blue Bell, Pa., is founding president of the Womens Development Institute International, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization promoting human development and cooperation among people and organizations locally and internationally. In July she was elected to the board of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, serving as an at-large member from October to September 2004. A member of the Pennsylvania advisory board of the U.S. Human Rights Commission, she also serves on the boards of the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia; Laurel House, a shelter and provider of domestic-violence services; and the Asian American Womens Coalition Philadelphia.
Hollis Kramer Gauss C97 married Ari Gauss on June 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Several alumni participated in the ceremony, including Randi Feigenbaum Marshall C97, Stephanie Nussbaum Kress C97, Shana Seldin Cassidy C97, and Allison Stewart Kellman C97. Hollis is director of family life at Congregation Bnai Jeshurun in Manhattan and Ari is completing his MPA at NYUs Wagner School; they live on the Upper West Side.
Lydia Grebe Nu97 GNu98 married Steve Albin at the Southern Mansion in Cape May, N.J., on March 23. Alumni at the wedding included Melissa Morelli-Walsh Nu97, Mary Joan Murphy Nu97 GNu98, Brian Kidd Nu97 GNu98, Patricia McKenna Nu97 GNu98, Iris Grissel Hernandez Nu97, and Laura Norris GNu98 and Dr. Kenneth Norris C91 V02.
James J. Hemmer WG97 in July joined Antenna Software, Inc., as chief executive officer; it is a New York-based provider of integrated Web and wireless solutions for the mobile service industry. Previously he was senior vice president of the software-systems division of ADC Telecommunications.
Lisa Levenson C97 < Lisa.M.Levenson.C97@alumni.upenn.edu> e-mails, Ill be appearing on the game show Jeopardy! on Sept. 9 (unless pre-empted by September 11-related commemorative programming). Ironically, I tried out in January in Philadelphia. Im still living in New York, where I write about the telecommunications industry for Bloomberg Newswhich has kept me quite busy in the past few months.
Robert Lin C97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Erayna Jackson Lin Nu98 would like to announce the birth of their daughter Alisha Ann on Feb. 19. Alisha is definitely a gift from God and a joy to have. She is already being spoiled by family and friends. And as kind of a late note, we were married Aug. 8, 1998. The wedding was attended by a number of alumni including maid-of-honor Sheila Bautista Ong Nu98 and bridesmaid Kathy OBrien Nu97.
Danielle Lloyd C97 married Stuart Evans C97 on July 7 in Washington, and celebrated with alumni including his parents Carl Evans W71 and Susan Similes Evans CW71, and aunt Sandra Similes Mamis CW75. The bridal party included David Abrams C97 W97, Stacy Caruso C97, and Jeffrey Sherry W97; other alumni attending included Brett Pogany EAS97 W97 and Allison Bosniak Pogany C98, Jeremy Lerman C97, Catherine Ross C97, Danny Ross C98 W98, Paul Christner C99, Sara Goldschneider C97, Zandy Laptook C97, and Christine Tarr Chorba C97. Danielle and Stuart live in Washington, where she is a vice president with the California Healthcare Association and he is a lawyer with the law firm of Covington & Burling. They can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Dr. Sophia Lyubarskaya C97 graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in May. She will complete a residency in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, and another anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian.
Dr. Vu Linh Pham C97 in June graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He has begun an internship at Frankford Hospitals, to be followed by an anesthesiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Michelle A. Rein G97, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University, in June received a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The proposed title of her dissertation is Visual Expressions of Blessing: Saints, Shrines, and Material Culture in Morocco.
Jessica Salzman C97 e-mails, I got engaged to Dr. Joshua Sullum on July 3, and our wedding will take place early April in Manhattan. I work with an art dealer in midtown Manhattan selling contemporary art, and Josh is a third-year ob-gyn resident at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J.
Lenny Zeltser EAS97 writes I recently finished producing and co-authoring a book titled Inside Network Perimeter Security (New Riders, 2002). It discusses network components and how to integrate them into a unified defense perimeter. A reference for those interested in examining the best practices of perimeter defense and expanding their knowledge of network security, it is a valuable resource for those pursuing the GIAC certified-firewall-analyst certification.
Raina Bhujle W98 married Shamit Mehta W98 on June 15 in Somerset, N.J. Alumni attending the wedding included Rainas mother, Alaknanda Rege Bhujle ASC69 and brother Nihal Bhujle W97. Other Penn guests included Matthew Bodenstein C98, Zolfa Valiani EAS98 and Arshad Merchant EAS92 W92, Amy Fernandez EAS99, Sarah Floyd-Greer Nu98, Sy Damle EAS99 W99, Aditi Maheshwari-Agarwal W97, Michelle Isaacs Nu99, Daniel Doeschner C00, Ankur Luther C97 EAS97, Alan Danzig W98, Kisti Shah W99, Maneesha Phadke EAS00 W00, Anjali Vira EAS00 W00, Mona Mahajan EAS00 W00, Cannon Ghelani EAS01, and Sonal Mehta C99. Since graduation, Shamit has worked as a senior consultant in the New York office of the Boston Consulting Group; most recently Raina has worked as an independent management consultant. After honeymooning in Maui, they moved from Manhattan to Cambridge to begin their MBAs at MITs Sloan School of Management. Theyd love to hear from classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Allison J. Brody C98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> will marry Jed A. Hart W89 on Oct. 26 in New York. They plan to celebrate with many alumni, including Allisons father, Dr. David Brody C66 D70, and the bridal party will include Stacey Heller C98, Ilana Albert C98, and Danielle Silverman C98. Allison is an assistant manager of marketing research for Coach and Jed is a director in the distressed-securities group of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P.; they live in New York.
Samantha Cohen W98 married Jason Greenberg on July 6. The wedding was held at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif. The groomsmen included Ravi Kaza W95 and Spencer Wang W92, and the bridal party included Laurie Abrams Beller C98, and Amanda Siegel W98. Other alumni included father-of-the-bride Dennis Cohen C69 L72, Eugene Hong EE93 W93, Jeanne Plessinger W94, Brian Weiss C98, and Ted Coons EAS98 W98 and Elizabeth Yee Coons C98, Chris Scarborough EAS98 W98, Colin Lang EAS98 W98, Mary Woland C98, Sonia Survanshi C98 EAS98, and Jonathan Urfrig W96. Samantha is an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Jason is an investment banker in the technology group at Credit Suisse First Boston in San Francisco; they currently live in Northern California.
Adrienne Dale C98 married Charles R. Horne on the beach on Sanibel Island, Fla., on May 11. It was a small, intimate (and barefoot) ceremony with only our parents as witnesses.
Lily Horng EAS98 W98 writes, Ill be pursuing my MBA at the Yale School of Management this fall.
Sabrina Kleier C98 e-mails that after four years at NBCs Access Hollywood, she has left the entertainment world to join her family business, the residential real estate firm Gumley Haft Kleier. She sells co-ops, condos, and townhouses, as well as rents apartments, all over Manhattan.
Barry Levin EAS98 and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Levin C97, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Brittany Levin, on June 7, weighing 7lbs. 8 oz. Sarah can now start her list of accomplishments for her Penn Class of 2024 application with drooling, sleeping, crying, and being absolutely adorable. The Levin family can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Peggy McCree C98 W98 married David Costabile W97 in Providence, R.I., on May 26. Alumni in the wedding party included maid-of-honor Sara Ouellette Nu98, bridesmaid May Yao W98, and groomsman Usbaldo Angel C97. Peggy and Dave live in Norwalk, Conn., where she continues to work in marketing at Pepperidge Farm, and he for MBI, Inc., also in marketing. They would love to hear from friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Chris Przybyszewski C98 <email@example.com> e-mails, After graduating, I worked for the Department of Psychology and for the Office of the President for one year each. Then life called me and my wife, April Turner, back to our hometown of Memphis, where she teaches chemistry and biology at our alma-mater high school. I have been keeping busy writing for the weekly, The Memphis Flyer, as an intern and then as a staff writer. I covered everything from business developments on the Mississippi River, to the first year of the NBA Grizzlies in Memphis. While working for the Flyer, I have been completing my masters in English with a concentration in creative writing at the University of Memphis. I have taught first-year college composition, written multiple short stories and essaysand my first book, which I am trying to sell to any interested publishers. This fall, I will head up the English department at the newly opening St. Georges High School in Collierville; the facility will be completed in August, with classes starting directly afterwards. Also of note, and most importantly, April and I are expecting our first child this January. We dont know whether the kid is a boy or a girl, but we certainly hope that (s)he wants to go to Penn, and that (s)he wants to play basketball.
Kari Lyons Yeh C98 and Joseph Yeh EAS96 are thrilled to announce that they married in McKinney, Tex., a suburb of Dallas, on April 27. The beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception were held at the Stonebridge Country Club. It was cloudy and rainy all morning; thankfully, the skies cleared and the sun shined a couple of hours prior to the ceremony. Alumni attending were Woodrow Anderson C95 W95, Do Kim W95, Yong Lee EAS96 GEng96, Nelson Kuan EAS96 GEng97, and Tony Orozco W96. Kari and Joseph did not know each another at Penn: they met during a meeting of the Dallas/Fort Worth alumni club. She is a copywriter for the catalog division of JCPenney and this fall will attend the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University; he is a mechanical engineer with Avaya Inc. They live in Plano, Tex.
Susan Zedek C98 GEd99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I married Joseph Freudenberg at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Oct. 20, 2001. Alumni in the wedding party included Amy-Nicole Heintz Roat GEd92, Risha Yoffee Neil GEd99, Kelly Larsen C98 GEd99, and Danielle Volk C98 (who introduced us). We honeymooned during July in Istanbul and Greece. We live in Philadelphia where I teach first grade at the Russell Byers Charter School and Joe is an environmental lawyer.
Danica Cohen C99 became engaged to Steven Ross on March 9. A fall 2003 wedding in Los Angeles is being planned and will include maid-of-honor Alexandria Derby C99 and bridesmaid Monica Schaul C99 EAS99, among other alumni guests.
Dave Crystal C99 e-mails, Since graduating I have been living mostly on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Professionally, I was an investment manager research analyst for Merrill Lynch for three years, and I am now the CIO of 3rd Channel Inc., a new startup that licenses proprietary software to retail firms. We are seeking investment in order to expand our operations; if there are any fellow Quakers with money to invest, contact me at <email@example.com>.
Dale Hetherington C99 and Pamela Kuklinski C01 got engaged in January; they plan to marry in August 2003 with all of their old Penn friends in attendance.
Eugene Huang EE99 W99 GEng99 has been serving as the Virginia state deputy secretary of technology since January. He is on leave from the University of Oxford, where he is pursuing a doctorate in economic history, and from where he received a masters with distinction in economic and social history. In recent years Eugene co-founded BuildPoint Corp., an Internet firm in Redwood City, Calif., and served as a policy analyst for the FCC.
Nicole Manolis C99 married Michael Cudzil C97 on April 27 in New York. The wedding party included best man Jerry Cudzil C97, and Yael Aufgang C99, Krista Dickey Caldwell C98, Amanda Gavin W98, Jeanine Gubler EAS99, and Tammy Roy C98 were bridesmaids; Carter Caldwell C99, Kyle Christensen EAS00, and Kevin Heck C00 also attended. Nicole and Michael live in New York, where he is a mortgage trader at Salomon Smith Barney and she attends graduate studies at the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU.
Victoria Moore C99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I graduated from Temple University in May with my masters degree in physical therapy. I have accepted a position at the Cheltenham-York Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia.
Michael E. Pikiel Jr. C99 e-mailed in late June, In May I was awarded my Juris Doctor degree from the Northeastern University School of Law. This summer I am seeking admission to the New York and Massachusetts bars. This fall I will join the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, as an associate attorney in their business and finance practice area. I can be reached at <Michael.E.Pikiel.C99@alumni.upenn.edu> or <MPikiel@Bowditch.com>.
Colleen Vincent C99 <email@example.com> e-mails, Ive recently had a full-length review and interview published in Sheckys Erotic New York (2nd ed., Hangover Media Inc.). It reviews the sexiest things to see and do in New Yorkcheck pages 62 & 178. Long-lost friends feel free to contact me.
Bess Madway Collier C00 enters her third year at Temple Universitys Beasley School of Law this month.
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