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27 Chiz Hirzel Ar’27 GAr’30 writes, “I am now happily living in Clearwater, Fla. Greetings to all my surviving classmates.”

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36 Dr. Davis G. Durham C’36 is a retired ophthalmologist who had maintained a practice in Wilmington, Del., for many years; he was director of ophthalmology at the Wilmington Medical Center and a former assistant professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1965, with help from engineers at the DuPont Co., he developed a pneumatic tonometer for measuring eye pressures in people with glaucoma, and in 1966 developed the diamond knife for cataract surgery. Motivated by his faith as a Quaker, he also devoted himself to humanitarian work around the world, from 1949 in Alaska, when he treated Inuit people for blindness, to 1995 in China, when he instructed ophthalmologists there on the latest techniques for cataract surgery. In 1999 the American Academy of Ophthalmology honored him with its outstanding-humanitarian award.

Dr. Stanley A. Kornblum C’36 writes, “As I am approaching, at 87 plus, the slippery slope of existence, I thought I would review what the hell I did that was good since leaving Penn in 1936. What am I satisfied with that I did in my lifetime to make things better? I volunteered for the U.S. Army Medical Corps 1942-46; started a cancer-detection clinic in Sullivan County N.Y., 1952; started health education in the Monticello New York Central School District, 1960; volunteered with my deceased wife (an R.N.) with Medico, a service-care provider in Colombia, in 1962; and started with two other physicians the health facility at the Senior Friendship Center of Sarasota, Fla., in 1978. These were, as I see it, my give-back to society. Somehow I feel it was not enough to do since I graduated from medical school in 1940! Was I a good husband and father? I really do not know since I was so busy helping others. Hope I was. At least my children say so, but I wonder. So that is my news. I no longer take care of patients at the health facility, owing to disability. But it has grown from three physicians to over 39, and the centers have spread all over Southwest Florida!”

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43 Dr. Morton Amsterdam C’43 D’45, professor emeritus of periodontology and periodontal prosthesis and the Norman Vine Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine, received the prestigious Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. He also was named a Major Contributor to Dentistry by the International College of Dentists in their video series at the Museum of Dental History in Baltimore, and was named Laureate 2000 for the William Thomas Green Morton National Award for the Advancement of General Dentistry by the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Anthony P. Garritano C’43 writes, “I am still practicing radiology at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. In May I celebrated my 60th Reunion
at Penn.”

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46 Theodore Nace C’46 writes, “One of our sons is a writer. His new book, Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy, is serious and important; the publisher’s announcement and the full text are available on the Web site (”

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47 Dr. Slater E. Newman W’47, professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, has been appointed to the advisory board for the 2004 Civil Rights Exhibit, sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History.

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48 Herbert D. Schimmel W’48 had established over the last 50 years the largest private collection of fin de sicle French literature and art, especially that of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. In May he received an honorary degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, recognizing his support for nearly 30 years of Rutgers’s Zimmerli Museum and its Schimmel Rare Book Library.

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49 Julian Gladstone W’49 <> wrote Never Climbed His Mountain: A Retailer’s Journey to the Heights and Disaster, published by Infinity Publishing 2002. Excerpts can be seen at the Web site (

Edward A. Wiler C’49 has been elected to the board of trustees of Beaufort County Library in South Carolina

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51 Jerry Craig W’51 has been successfully selling and distributing household furniture for 50 years; he had covered New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and now covers Arizona.

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52 Geoffrey Johnson C’52, a founding partner of the Broadway casting firm Johnson-Liff Associates, Ltd., was awarded two major theatrical awards this year: a Drama Desk Special Award for Casting Achievement, and a Tony Honors Award for Excellence in Theater. Casting director for over 150 shows, including The Producers, Les Miserables, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera, he now intends to take time off to do some teaching, writing, and travelling.

Jerome J. Neff W’52, president of Mid-Atlantic Furniture Sales, recently received the Dean of IHFRA Award from the International Home Furnishing Representatives Association, in recognition of his outstanding service to the industry. He was also honored by the Tri-State Home Furnishings Association, by being entered into its Hall of Fame. He has been involved in every facet of the furniture business for the past 55 years, having started his career while an undergrad, and still going strong: “Why should I quit when I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing? Although I have removed myself from the day-to-day management, I am now working at half-speed.”

George Nordham L’52, Winter Springs, Fla., has self-published a booklet, The Bill of Rights of December 15, 1791.

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53 George Binczewski MtE’53 and his wife, Veronica Jastrzebski Binczewski, celebrated their 50 years of marriage on July 18.

Michel T. Huber W’53 ASC’61 writes, “The Class of 1953 members of Beta Theta Pi, taking advantage of an open evening in the 50th Reunion schedule, held their own dinner on Saturday, May 17, at the Franklin Inn Club in Center City Philadelphia. To make it a more exciting event we invited brothers from surrounding classes, and it turned out to be a memorable evening. Attending from the reunion class were Dan Baugh C’53 G’57,
Bob Dempsey W’53, Fraser Hale W’53, Bill Leonard W’53, Jay Lillie W’53 L’59,
and Paul McNamara W’53. Harry Alsentzer Ch’50 and Dolph Tokarczyk W’50 were there from the Class of 1950, and Paul Hertel W’51 from the Class of 1951. The Class of 1952 contingent included Bob Flood W’52, Bill Forrest C’52, Dick Hedges C’52 GM’61, and Jack McCombs W’52. Representing the Class of 1954 were Jack Curley W’54, Bob Denney C’54, Dick Heylmun W’54, Tom Jones CE’54 WG’58, Jim McArdle W’54, Spike Muench W’54, and Bob Reiss W’54. Ed Bou W’55 represented 1955. Most were accompanied by wives, who enhanced the evening’s enjoyment.”

Stan Ross W’53 writes, “20 of the original 23 members of the Pi Lambda Phi Class of 1953 met for their 50th Reunion, May 16-17. A reunion dinner was held at the Warwick on Friday night, organized by Ed Schmith W’53 and Ron Wilner W’53. Attending were Stan Ross W’53, Steve Kaplan W’53, Mike Shore W’53, Stan Stern W’53, Howard Lidz W’53 Ar’57, Hal Cohen W’53, Leroy Shapiro W’53, Al Bear W’53, Mac Joffe W’53, Dave Schlesinger W’53, Marty Kreston W’53, Bob Rovine C’53 G’60, Art Sonnenblick W’53, Mike Stoller W’53, Bob Parmacek W’53, Al Pulver W’53, and Buddy Goldstein W’53. And many wives and significant others also attended.”

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54 Edward W. Ryan W’54, the Ryan-Bacardi Professor of Economics and founding director of the Economic Freedom Institute at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at its commencement exercises earlier this year.

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55 Barbara Field CW’55 writes that a book of her seven adaptations for the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis was published this year by Smith and Kraus as Classical Adaptations for the American Stage. The book contains a foreword by Joe Dowling, artistic director of the Guthrie. She is currently working on an adaptation for the Kennedy Center, as well as a children’s play for the Seattle Children’s’ Theater.

Dr. Philip L. Gildenberg C’55, a Houston neurosurgeon, was honored in May with the first distinguished-service award of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, for his service to the society and his 25-year tenure as editor-in-chief of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. A pioneer in stereotactic neurosurgery (extremely precise treatment of central-nervous-system disorders), he was the founding chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School; currently he is clinical professor of both neurosurgery and radiation oncology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Hugh C. Miller Ar’55 has been elected an emeritus member of the board of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation for his service as treasurer and to the Pinchot Institute and the Grey Towers National Historic Landmark. The 101-acre former estate of Gifford Pinchot in Milford, Pa., Grey Towers is an educational facility that promotes sustainable forest management and provides scientific solutions to national-resource issues.

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56 Dr. Mildred H. Gordon CW’56 in December was elected to the Court of Honor of Distinguished Daughters of the Philadelphia High School for Girls for outstanding lifetime achievement as a practitioner and educator in the field of psychiatry. In May she received a service award from the Reading Hospital and Medical Center for over 30 years of dedicated service and teaching, and in June she received the Caron Foundation’s Jasper G. Chen See, M.D., Healthcare Professional Award for her drug and alcohol work.

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57 Dr. David A. Loomar C’57 D’60, a former clinical assistant professor at the School of Dental Medicine (1974-95), married Dr. Judith R. Fox on June 28. “I am living on the Princeton (N.J.) Day School campus in a beautiful house provided to my new wife, who is head of this prestigious school. My former wife lost her four-year battle with cancer in 2000. Only three months after I started dating again, Judy and I were introduced by mutual friends. She had just (two months previously) moved to the PDS campus from Westchester County (where she had been superintendent of the Armonk (N.Y.) school system, and before that, principal of Scarsdale High School). If anyone is interested, neither of my daughters ever had to ‘come home,’ each has given me two great grandchildren, each is still with her first husband, each married a super guy, and believe it or not, life is really as good as it gets.”

Richard A. Silver C’57, Stamford, Conn., was recently presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden. He has served on its advisory board since 1982. He was also honored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers’ Association with the CTLA Lifetime Achievement Award; he served on its board of governors since 1977 and as president, 1991-92. These honors are especially significant for him as their presentation coincides with the 25th anniversary of the formation of his law firm, Silver, Golub & Teitell, LLP. In accepting them he noted that he is proud to be a civil trial attorney: “Trial lawyers provide a voice for those in our society who otherwise might not be heard,” he said, adding that trial lawyers “level the playing field in the courtroom a venue that offers no special privilege for wealth, position, and power.”

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59 Roy S. Blumenthal C’59 recently retired after 32 years as township administrator of River Vale, N.J. While at Penn, he helped organize the University Boys Club, Penn’s first attempt to serve the West Philadelphia neighborhood by affording youngsters the opportunity to use the University’s swimming pools, gymnasiums, and also free admission to such events as men’s football and the Penn Relays.

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60 Adele Aron Greenspun Ed’60 writes that two new books were recently published: Ariel and Emily, a children’s picture book about first friendship (Dutton Children’s Books, in March), and Grandparents Are the Greatest Because , “a book to be shared by grandparents and grandchildren—a celebration of that unparalleled, unique relationship” (Dutton, in August). And, “the foreign rights to Bunny and Me (Scholastic Inc., 2000) were bought by Kinneret, an Israeli publishing company, who published a Hebrew edition of it. I live in Philadelphia with my husband, Bert, and I can be reached at (”

Dr. Judith Speiller G’60 <> e-mails she retired as supervisor of world languages, ESL, and bilingual education in the Edison (N.J.) public schools, and with her husband relocated to Florida. She recently inaugurated a foreign-language program for Crystal Cruises, teaching French and Spanish to guests on an almost-four-month world cruise; among her students were three Penn alumni, Robert Nestor W’50, and J. Richard Brand W’47 and Marjorie Jane Rust Brand Ed’48.

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61 Selma Roseman Davis CW’61 G’62 writes, “I am happy to announce the publication of my new novel Surf Kapu, in which a serial murderer gets his comeuppance, while the reader takes a vacation in Hawaii.”

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63 Michele Winitsky Palmer CW’63 wrote Toile: the Storied Fabrics of Europe and America, which was published this month by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. “This guide presents the history of toile, from its beginnings in 18th-century Britain and France through its evolution in 19th and 20th-century America. I include photos of two American toile fabrics which feature Ben Franklin; among his many firsts, he was probably the first American to buy toile.”

Idaherma Williams GFA’63, a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J., in February won first prize in the fourth annual International Woodblock Association exhibition in Kyoto, Japan. In April she also won first prize in the 21st Ellarslie Open at the Trenton City Museum. She serves as president of the American Color Print Society.

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64 Elaine Blumenthal CW’64 writes, “I’m delighted to tell you all that I’m entering my second year as co-chairperson of the annual campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Women’s Division. Our son, Philip, wed in December, and our other son, Daniel, wed in May. Our daughter, Amanda, married Eric Schwartz six years ago, and we have two marvelous grand-daughters.”

Barton Myers GAr’64 announced in May the groundbreaking for the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Ariz., that his Los Angeles-based firm Barton Myers Associates, Inc., is co-designing. The center will serve as a village on the lake for the city, and as a regional home for performing and visual arts; the $63 million project includes design of a new, 24-acre public park. Barton Myers noted, “We are inspired by the majestic rock forms of Monument Valley, the mysterious constructions of Chaco Canyon, and the dramatic colors and textures of native fabrics, pottery, and jewelry. The design honors these important native traditions even as it incorporates the most up-to-date practices in theater design, acoustics, and the visual arts.”

Barbra Shotel CW’64 writes that she is enjoying another aspect of her oral-history endeavors, while continuing to consult and work on legal and business assignments (she graduated in 1986 from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law). Last year she was asked by the Library of Congress and the American Folklore Society to be a workshop leader for the Veterans History Project, a five-year effort to collect the memories of war veterans and of those who served in support of them, and to preserve their stories for future generations. She has been leading workshops (underwritten by Congress and AARP) for groups such as the Bucks County (Pa.) Library System and the Women’s Overseas Service League in which she trains volunteers to conduct oral-history interviews for the VHP. In doing so, Barbra relies on her television-writing and -producing experience (from shows that include The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.) “If anyone is interested in learning more about the project and/or a workshop, contact me at <>.”

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65 Beverly R. Budin CW’65, a partner in the family-wealth-management group at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been appointed editor of the Journal of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She also serves on the college’s board.

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67 Kenneth J. Artis C’67 <> has joined the legislative-counsel staff of the Ho-Chunk Nation; he focuses on Indian law, tax and intellectual-property law, and mediation.

Steve Herbst C’67 <> was recently named International Whistling Entertainer of the Year at the 30th Annual International Whistlers Convention and Competition. And he won North American Grand Champion and 2nd Place International Grand Champion. He has taken first or second place internationally three years running. Last December, Steve was the first whistler to be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington; streaming video of the two concerts is archived on the center’s Web site, with a link from his site ( His debut CD, Broadway And Beyond, is now in its second edition. For more news updates and links to feature stories that have appeared in print and online, visit his Web site.

Rebecca Laird CW’67 is a partner in the law firm Washington law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, where she practices financial-institutions law. In June she was elected again to the board of the Foundation of Women in Housing and Finance; she had served on it in the early 1980s and was general counsel for three years.

Keith L. Sachs C’67, chair and chief executive officer of Saxco International Inc., and chair of American Friends of the Hebrew University, in May received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A tireless advocate of the university for over 30 years, he is a member of its board of governors, and has also served as president and treasurer of the friends organization.

Caroline F. Schimmel CW’67 writes, “Recently I had the honor of being elected to membership of both the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Mass.) and the Explorers Club (New York), in recognition of my work in the field of women in the American wilderness, of which I am an avowedly armchair explorer.”

Mark H. Schlein W’67 has joined Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., as a partner in its healthcare and white-collar-crime practice groups. Previously he was director of the Medicaid fraud-control unit in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He speaks nationally on Florida’s False Claims Act and qui tam litigation.

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69 Richard R. Lury C’69 writes, “I recently relocated from the New York office to the Parsippany (N.J.) office of my law firm, Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. I am still spending several days a month in New York, but I enjoy the lifestyle change and the challenge of building a corporate practice for the firm in New Jersey. Taking (and passing) the New Jersey bar exam more than 30 years after graduating from law school was certainly a challenge as well! Gemma and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary last year and our three ‘children’ are all doing well: Alexis is now a third-year litigation associate with a major New York law firm; Larissa is also in New York and is an aspiring actress, having graduated a couple of years ago from Northwestern as a theater major (anyone out there have interesting projects?); and Alden just finished his sophomore year at Washington University in St. Louis. Gemma is finishing up her third full year of teaching first grade, after leaving the practice of environmental law.”

Joan Lensky Robert G’69, a member of the law firm of Kassoff, Robert, Lerner & Robert, LLP, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., who concentrates her practice in elder and disability law was elected chair of the New York State Bar Association’s elder-law section. She is past chair of the section’s committee for persons under a disability. And she serves as assistant dean of the Nassau Academy of Law.

Dr. Jerome D. Williams C’69 has been appointed the F. J. Heyne Centennial Professor in the Department of Advertising at the University of Texas at Austin; he also will hold a joint appointment in the Department of African and African-American Studies. For the past two years he was director of the Center for Marketplace Diversity at Howard University in Washington, and from 1978 to 2001 he was on the marketing-department faculty in the Smeal College of Business Administration of Pennsylvania State Uni-versity. He has co-written a soon-to-be-published book on diversity in advertising.

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70 Jeffrey C. Murray C’70 <Jeff> e-mails that he and his wife, Vigdis Jacobsen, and family are returning to the U.S. after four years in Lisbon, where he was counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy. He is taking up a year of Russian studies at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Va., before heading off to be the press and cultural attaché at the American Consulate in St. Petersburg. But most importantly, their eldest daughter, Mariel, is starting her freshman year at Penn this fall. “Who could have predicted that?”

Dr. J. Anthony Quinn D’70, an orthodontist who maintains a practice in Scranton, Pa., is the new president of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, the charitable arm of the professional organization. He is a past president of the Scranton District Dental Society. He lives in Waverly with his wife, Janie, and they have four children, Jenifer, Moriah, Matthew, and Erin.

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71 Paulette Bensignor FA’71 had a show, Mystery Landscapes: The Urn Series, at Philadelphia’s Muse Gallery in June.

Mike Bowers C’71, Philadelphia, was recently elected president of the Quaker City Rowing Foundation.

Deborah L. Jameson CW’71 writes, “I finally got around to going to graduate school! In August last year I received an M.S. at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science and was inducted into its honor society. After 25 years as a nurse, I am now a medical librarian in Boston.”

Madeleine Sann CW’71 <> e-mails, “I practice tax law in Philadelphia with my husband, Richard D. Birns. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary. Our oldest child, Amity (28), is a graduate of NYU and a Java programmer. She married NYU classmate E. Jamahl Du Bois Black in 1999; their son, Rufus Leopold Black, was born in New York in November. Our son, Jonah (24), graduated from the University of the Arts in 2002 and is an aspiring filmmaker. Our youngest child, Sancha, is entering her junior year of high school. Her current aspiration is to be rich and famous.”

Larry H. Spector C’71, a partner in the business-litigation practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, in July became chair of the Philadelphia board of the Anti-Defamation League. He has held various roles with the ADL, having served as vice-chair, chair of development, and chair of the a-worldof-difference committee. He is a member of the ADL National Commission. Larry serves on the advisory board of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and on the board of the Reading Terminal Preservation Society and has been a mentor for Philadelphia Futures.

William Lew Tan C’71, president and co-founder of Tan & Sakiyama, P.C., a Los Angeles-based law corporation, was elected president of the California State Board of Psychology in May.

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72 George E. Golomb L’72 <>, an attorney practicing in Baltimore, has been named secretary of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. A member of the executive board of the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc., he is chair of the continuing legal-education committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Dr. Robert E. Litan W’72 has been appointed vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. He will remain as senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior consultant with Charles River & Associates.

Dennis P. Malone C’72 writes, “I have a son, Chris, who is now an assistant coach of men’s lacrosse at Penn.”

George M. Norton III WG’72 <> wrote Valuation: Maximizing Corporate Value, published by John Wiley and Sons last winter. The book describes an effective valuation methodology for leaders to assess the value of their organizations, predict financial direction, and construct a strategic framework for focusing group efforts. Craig Lentzsch WG’72, president and CEO of Greyhound Lines, Inc., says, “For a business book it is not only a ‘good read,’ it is a ‘must read.’” Managing partner of George M. Norton Associates, a national management-consulting firm, George also completed an ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January.

Mark Pollak L’72, a partner in the Baltimore office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, was recognized in the Chambers and Partners-USA 2003 Directory as being in the first tier of real estate lawyers in Maryland; only four Maryland lawyers in that practice area were so rated.

Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg GEd’72 recently had her second book published by the Jewish Publication Society: entitled Raising a Mensch: How to Bring Up Ethical Children in Today’s World, it follows upon the success of Adoption and the Jewish Family, Contemporary Perspectives (1998). A consultant at the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education in Melrose Park, Pa., she is currently engaged in developing a text for teaching American-Jewish history to junior-high-school children.

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73 Ira Belsky C’73 writes, “Now re-tired, I am living in Franklin Lakes, N.J., with my wife, Dorothy, and two sons, Brian (18) and Scott (14). I was elected to the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education. Brian will attend Yale this year, where he expects to play Division I lacrosse, after being selected First Team All State in New Jersey.”

Cammie Moffatt Bertram CW’73 writes, “I recently launched my own educational-consulting firm, with offices in Fairfield and Southport, Conn. I am a certified educational planner, concentrating on traditional junior and secondary boarding-school placement, as well as special needs; this includes working with children and young adults in crisis. In July I spoke on ‘Compassionate Therapeutic Solutions for our Youth at Risk’ at a conference sponsored by the Education Industry Association. My Web site is (”

Bob Boyer C’73 <> e-mails, “Well, I’ve given up immigration law (or, rather, it gave up on me) after 20-plus years, and just had my first book published. Appropriately titled: Slowing Down for Sanity. You guessed it: 50s burn-out with a whiff of Dave Barry. You can order it at the typical online sites or go to the store. Read it: you’ll know you’re not alone. I have got a second one ready, called ‘More Insanity.’ I figure if dummies and idiots can start a franchise, so can I.” He sent in the following description: “This book should give anyone who’s experiencing 50s burnout a smile of recognition and a few knowing laughs. Boyer’s 20-plus-year immigration-law career and equally long marriage collapsed at the same time, and he takes the reader on his journey back to sanity since then—all through a series of topical vignettes and cutting satirical pieces. Topics covered include singles scenes, bookstore cafes, aging parents, and working for 30-somethings. His only advice: accept your lot, but slow down!”

Dr. John J. Conley C’73 is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University. His translation of a work by Jacqueline Pascal, A Rule for Children and Other Writings, was published in June by the University of Chicago Press.

Hon. Melissa C. Jackson Nu’73 in July was appointed a New York Criminal Court Judge, and will preside in Manhattan.

Joseph Semo W’73, a director and shareholder of the Washington law firm of Feder, Semo & Bard, PC, received the Joseph Wharton Award from the Wharton School Club of Washington, D.C., at its 34th annual-awards dinner in June. The club presents the award to distinguished members of the Wharton and University of Pennsylvania networks, whose professional success exemplifies the outstanding leadership and community-service qualities fundamental to the principles for good business practices and philanthropy encouraged by Joseph Wharton.

Ira Shapiro L’73 joined the Washington office of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP in May; he serves as of counsel, specializing in international-trade law. With over 27 years of experience working in Washington, he served as general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (1993-95) and as chief negotiator for Japan and Canada (1995-97). He played a major role in the completion of NAFTA and the Uruguay Round, and in the creation of the World Trade Organization.

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75 Jules Epstein C’75 L’78 <>, who serves on the adjunct faculty at Penn’s Law School, will be a visiting professor of law at Widener University Law School in Delaware this academic year.

Dr. Barbara Fishman CW’75 M’79 <> e-mails, “I have recently been promoted to associate professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where I am full-time faculty practicing and teaching emergency medicine. My other full-time job is raising three sons, Alex (13), Louis (10), and Adam (seven).”

Dr. Jay A. Fishman C’75 is director of the transplant infectious-diseases and compromised-host program and an attending physician in the infectious-disease division of Massachusetts General Hospital; he also served as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation and Transplant Infectious Diseases, he is president of the American Society of Transplantation for 2003-04: he is the first infectious-disease specialist to lead the society. He lives in Wellesley, Mass., with his wife, Gayle, principal and CEO of HealthSystems Redesign, Inc., and sons Aaron and Brian.

Dr. James F. Gaines G’75 Gr’77 writes, “I am professor of French and chair of modern foreign languages at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. Greenwood Publishing recently published my latest book, The Moliere Encyclopedia. Also, I completed one of the wishes of my late wife, Dr. Josephine A. Roberts G’73 Gr’75, formerly the William A. Read Professor of English at Louisiana State University, by donating her copy of Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (1621), the annotated, author’s personal copy (of the first novel by an English woman), to the Rare Book Collection at Van Pelt Library, where Jo worked when we met at Penn in 1972. And I recently completed my term as president of the Riverside Writers and began one as chapter representative to the Virginia Writers Club.”

Michael V. Murphy GAr’75, a principal in Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, in Baltimore and York, Pa., recently served on the jury for the 2003 excellence in design awards of the AIA’s Chicago chapter.

Burton Jay Nadler C’75 GEd’78 has been assistant dean of the college and director of the Career Center at the University of Rochester since 1998. He wrote The Everything Resume Book, which was published in May by Adams Media. In the press release it was noted, “The surefire techniques in the book make landing that job interview a piece of cake!” He also wrote Liberal Arts Jobs and Liberal Arts Power (Peterson, 1998) and Naked at the Interview: Tips and Quizzes to Prepare You For Your First Real Job (John Wiley).

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76 Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail GrEd’76 in February completed five years as chancellor of the Community College of Baltimore County. On the occasion, its board of trustees commissioned an independent review, which concluded that “The [college] must rank among the most improved institutions of higher education in the U.S.,” and “in sum, Dr. McPhail is clearly one of the most outstanding college presidents in the nation today.”

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77 Daniel J. McSwiggan C’77 has joined the New York law firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn; his practice focuses on private-client trust and estates. He serves on the board and is general counsel of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City.

Dr. Christian Newcomer V’77, a prominent veterinarian and specialist in laboratory animal medicine, in May was appointed the new position of associate provost for animal research and resources at Johns Hopkins University. Previously he had served as director of the veterinary-resources program at the National Institutes of Health. He has been a consultant for the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care since 1983.

David F. Simon L’77, Gwynedd Valley, Pa., is senior vice president and general counsel of the Jefferson Health System, based in Radnor. Previously he was chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in Harrisburg; he served as chief legal and regulatory officer of Aetna US Healthcare from 1996 to 2000.

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78 Michael Brodie C’78 W’78 WG’84 writes that his “originally written short musical, Bali Chai, a slightly warped version of the story of Purim rewritten to the songs of South Pacific, premiered at fundraisers in South Florida to resounding acclaim.” His passion for musical spoofs has not waned since his days as head writer for Wharton Follies 1984. Now director of assisted living for the Miami Jewish Home, Michael is married going on 24 years “(wow!)” to Dr. Abby Brodie D’83, an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. They live in Coral Springs with their two young adults, Alon (16) and Rebecca (19, and currently attending the University of Florida), and their two dogs, Astro and Milton.

Vincent T. Lombardo C’78, an assistant Ohio attorney general living in Cleveland, is the new vice president of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association. He again received its President’s Award, in recognition of outstanding service; he is its first alumnus to receive the award more than once.

Cliff Yurman W’78 <> recently leveraged his career experience and contacts in advertising, marketing, and broadcasting to partner in a new venture: Marketing Pro Resources, Inc.; located in New York and serving the tri-state area, it is a boutique staffing and recruiting agency specializing in marketing and communications professionals. He is happily married to Carol Nash, the IT director for East Coast and European operations at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. They “have two terrific children and live the city life in Manhattan.”

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79 Alisa J. Baker C’79 G’79 GEd’80 has opened her own law firm in San Carlos, Calif.; she will focus on helping companies structure compensation programs (including equity-incentive programs) and executive agreements. Her book on equity compensation, The Stock Options Book, is the core required text for the Certified Equity Professional Institute credential program at Santa Clara University. She was most recently a partner with GCA Law Partners LLP.

Dr George R. Dubyak Gr’79, professor of physiology and biophysics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in May received a Kaiser-Permanente Award for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Julia Hendon C’79, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, in May received its Luther W. and Bernice L. Thompson Distinguished Teaching Award.

Rob Levin C’79 <> e-mails, “I recently left the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where I worked for 14 years as VP and associate general counsel to join an emerging technology company called Iridian Technologies as VP and general counsel. It owns the patents on using the iris of the eye for identification and authentication purposes (i.e., borders, airports, homeland security, etc). I live near the beach in Spring Lake, N.J., with my wife and two kids, and still surf as much as possible. All alumni surfers are encouraged to contact me; you can use my outdoor shower if you’d like.”

Dr. Maryanne McGuckin-Guinan GEd’79 GrEd’81, a senior researcher in Penn’s Department of Medicine, writes, “I am now a proud alumni parent of two Penn undergraduates, John L. Guinan C’05 and Maryellen Guinan Nu’06, and they are on their way to great things! Both were in the Penn Young Scholars Program for high-school students and as a result decided Penn was their one and only choice for college. John’s article, “Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Oncology Patient” (in Oncology, March), actually had an editorial to go along with it. Maryellen’s article, “The Effect of a Comprehensive Handwashing Program on Absenteeism in Elementary Schools” (American Journal of Infection Control, June 2002), has gotten her all over the Internet and television. They are definitely carrying on not only my Penn legacy, but also my research legacy.”

Lou Oppenheim C’79 writes that in April he returned from Israel where he, his wife, Fern, and older son, Gabriel (Penn 2009), celebrated the bar mitzvah of his younger son, Jonathan (Penn 2012). “We were joined by Mark Shayne W’79 and Chris Shayne C’79, and their children, Elizabeth (Penn 2008), Dena (Penn 2011), and Dani (Penn 2016). I’d also like to congratulate Alan Sorcher C’80 on his being named Lawyer of the Year by Compliance Reporter, a securities-industry trade publication.”

Susan Rabinoff Rose C’79 W’79 writes, “I made a major career switch in 1998. After 17 years holding a variety of positions in the travel business, I went back to school to get my New Jersey teaching certification. I began teaching in February 2000 and received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in February this year. I am very lucky to be teaching in the town where I live and where my three children attend school. A parent of one of the students in my school is a fellow member of the Class of 1979!”

Perry H. Sobel C’79 <> is a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Dept. of the Navy’s Office of General Counsel, as well as the manager of its program to pursue claims against polluters of the Navy’s lands. He lives in Alexandria, Va.

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80 F. Druding WEv’80 was recently honored by the IRS, with a Campus Star Award, and by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in South Philadelphia, with its Holy Name Society Humanitarian Award, for his many years of devoted and outstanding service to his church and community. He is executive director of the Weccacoe Development Association, Inc., a non-profit housing and community-development corporation there. And he is studying to be a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, expecting to be ordained in June 2007. He is also writing a book on civic involvement, notably about the Whitman Park dispute and his part in it. “It is a case study of a major housing issue in the 1970s and 1980s; it changed public housing in Philadelphia and the country.” Fred and his wife, Diane, live in South Philadelphia; they are parents of two adult sons, Fred Jr., an employee of the federal courts and a pro boxer, and Kevin, an electrician. Both sons are active in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade.

Phill Golden C’80 <> and Sheryl Golden announce the arrival of Rachel Olivia; she joins brother Michael (5 1/2). Phill is product manager of Winncom Technologies, a distributor of wireless networking equipment. They live in Solon, Ohio.

Lisa R. Jacobs W’80 is a partner concentrating on commercial law in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP; in June she was named to the Federal Judicial Selection Commission for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was the first woman named to the Newtown Township (Pa.) Municipal Authority, and the first to chair it, and she is an elected Republican Committee member.

David H. Laufman C’80, who formerly served as chief of staff to the deputy attorney general of the United States, has been appointed assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he will specialize in national-security matters.

Dan Paul-Heskins C’80 W’80 was named director, consumer and market insights, at Unilever Bestfoods North America, responsible for the Ragu and Bertolli food brands. He lives with his wife, Randi Paul-Heskins CE’80, and their daughters, Frances and Samantha, in northern New Jersey.

Michael Schwamm C’80 <> has joined the New York office of the law firm of Duane Morris LLP as a partner; his practice is focused on corporate, securities, and technology law. Previously he was vice president, general counsel, and acting chief operating officer of FiberCity Networks, Inc., a start-up telecom company. He still lives in Short Hills, N.J., with his wife, Janet, and their three children, Abigail (12), Hannah (10), and Nathaniel (seven).

Dr. Laura Steinberg CE’80 is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tulane University. Earlier this year she was named to the EPA’s science advisory board, which was established by Congress in 1978 to provide expert advice on scientific matters to the EPA.

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81 Jeffrey P. Gibbons C’81 GAr’84 is an architect who maintains a practice in Southampton, N.Y. Specializing in residential design, his firm was chosen to design the entry pavilion for this year’s Hampton Show House, an annual fundraiser for local charities. He can be reached at <>.

Joan Harrison C’81 e-mails, “We just moved from one industry town, LA, to another, D.C., where I’m heading up programming for TLC, the Discovery-owned cable network best known for Trading Spaces, and my husband, Michael Janofsky, is covering politics for The New York Times. Leaving Los Angeles, its tightly knit Penn community included, was bittersweet, but so far it’s been great to be back on the East Coast, and I look forward to connecting to Penn pals new and old.”

Dr. Chai Wook Kim EE’81 GEE’86 GrE’95, his wife, Alice Won-Kim, and their son, William S. Kim, welcomed the arrival of Andrew Kwan Hweh Kim on Sept. 3, 2002. “Hoping the kids will join the Penn family someday!”

Debra Medowar Landau C’81 writes, “Three alumni had an unexpected reunion this spring when they sang at a benefit concert. Amy Pearlman Kanarek C’83 and her husband, Barry Kanarek C’82, both cantorial students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, were invited by me to participate. Debra, a cantorial soloist, is music teacher at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Suffolk County, and I produced the concert to benefit the school.” At Penn, Amy and Debra sang with the Penn Singers and Barry played the bass. Debra and Amy were French majors and spent their junior years in Paris at Reid Hall. Amy left a career in foreign-language education to pursue cantorial studies; Debra and Barry were in telecommunications. Barry serves as cantor of the North Shore Jewish Center in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., and Amy is the part-time cantor of the Dix Hills Jewish Center in Dix Hills, where she lives with her husband and three children. Amy and Barry live in New York with their five-year-old daughter, Emily.

82 Dr. Scott Brown V’82 <> was honored earlier this year with four major teaching awards: the national Norden Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Norden Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Georgia’s Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the David Tyler Award for innovation in teaching.

Grace Oh Kraybill C’82 writes, “I resigned as project manager and associate of Hayes Large Architects to stay home fulltime with our son, Joshua Jinsok Kraybill, who is one year old.”

Eric Vardac C’82 G’84 writes, “I am still working on the staff of the U.S. Army—home of the world’s finest imperial troopers, eh? And yes, it’s been a fine year for neo-conservative ‘thinkers.’ Who’s next? As the old Russian saying goes, ‘Careful what you wish for, it might come true.’ A useful guide to foreign policy (not to mention marriage, etc.), but who’s thinking these days? Stay tuned: in a world with skyrocketing gas prices, nuclear rogue states, and Christianity on the loose, history ain’t over—No way!”

Lawrence H. Wertheim C’82 W’82 is a partner in the Woodbridge (N.J.) office of the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel LLP, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He was recently appointed chair of the franchise-law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He gives periodic lectures on franchise law for the Small Business Development Center. He was successful recently in an appellate decision, OTR Associates v. Blimpie International, which has been cited in national and regional publications, as it has considerable effect on how franchises conduct business.

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83 Ira Allan Ginsburg C’83 <> e-mails, “Sorry I could not attend the Alumni Weekend celebrations, but my law practice in Morris Plains, N.J., is keeping me busy. Law is a tough business—always practicing but never seem to get it right.”

Vahe Gregorian C’83 in May was awarded a Knight-Wallace Fellowship for a year at the University of Michigan.

Michael H. Rosenthal C’83, an attorney in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP who specializes in employee benefits, was elected of counsel to the firm in June. He had joined in 1998, having served as a senior attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor, specializing in ERISA enforcement litigation.

Howard Shalowitz C’83 in May became president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; he has served on its board since 1995, and chaired its lawyer-referral and information service from 1992 to 2002. The new BAMSL television show Legally Speaking in St. Louis began airing in mid-June with him as moderator. He also volunteers with Legal Advocates for Abused Women and the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. He is an instructor in business law at St. Louis Community College and judges competitions at Washington University School of Law. He is vice president of the St. Louis chapter of the American Jewish Congress. A cantor, Howard is chair of the ambassador committee of the Cantors Assembly. He also has been a lead tenor in a variety of operettas, and he sings at naturalization ceremonies in federal court; he even delivered a singing telegram to Luciano Pavarotti. He wrote and produced four television programs for the Jewish holidays: The Sound of the Shofar, The Light of the Menorah, The Cup of Elijah, and The Scroll of Esther, which aired on St. Louis television for over four years. Ira has chaired Penn’s secondary-schools committee in St. Louis for the past 10 years; and he serves on the board of Logos School in Olivette. In 1998 he was the Democratic candidate for the Missouri state senate, garnering 19,993 votes.

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84 Martyn Babitz W’84 L’87 <> e-mails, “I have written and published The Illusion of Freedom: How To Restore The True Constitution And Reclaim Liberty ( This book is to educate lawyers and non-lawyers alike on the practical, constitutionally sanctioned means championed by Thomas Jefferson for resisting and reversing encroachments by the federal government, via the Supreme Court, Congress, or the President, on those powers and rights reserved to the states and their people for determination through their elected state legislatures. These principles and specific methods of restoring and maintaining true constitutional balance and liberty are not being discussed today by anyone on either side of the political spectrum in the media, academic, or political arenas.”

Ari Chompre C’84 Nu’84 <> and his wife, Linda, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, on April 29. “Big brother Ryan is thrilled to have a baby sister.” Ari is vice president of operations for the Lourdes Health System in southern New Jersey.

Dr. Rob Drennan Jr. G’84 Gr’92, associate professor and chair of the department of risk, insurance, and healthcare management at Temple University, in April was honored with its Great Teacher Award for 2003.

Barbara Herington CE’84 and her husband Dana Michael W’82 announce with pride the birth of their daughter, Helen Martha Herington Michael, on Oct. 13. They live in Bronxville, N.Y., and can be reached at <>.

Michael S. Kutzin W’84 <> e-mails, “I have become a partner in the New York City and White Plains law firm of Goldfarb, Abrandt, Salzman & Kutzin LLP, where I continue to practice in the areas of trusts and estates, elder law, and not-for-profit organizations. On Feb. 11, I testified before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging on the subject of abuses in adult guardianships. I look forward to receiving e-mail from my classmates and friends.”

Dr. Alan (Elan) Louis C’84 lives in New Rochelle, N.Y., with his wife, Vinita, and their two sons, Devin (seven) and Ravi (five). Alan recently received tenure at Columbia University, where he is an assistant professor of neurology. He enjoys piping and painting in his free time and can be reached at <>.

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85 Courtney Brown EE’85 <> e-mails, “A classically trained bass-baritone, I will be performing a principal role in the opera Treemonisha by Scott Joplin. This performance is the world premiere of a new arrangement based on recently recovered original manuscripts; it is presented as part of the 66th annual Stern Grove concert series in San Francisco.”

Susan Kutner C’85 GAr’87, Haddonfield, N.J., was recently promoted from associate to senior associate of the firm Hillier Architects. She is an educational-planning manager in its K-12 practice group and has worked on the Buffalo public-schools strategic plans, the Elizabeth public school’s new preK-8 school, and the new Jersey City Public Elementary School.

Rabbi Nina Mandel C’85 in June graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa. She now serves as rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Sunbury. Prior to entering studies for the rabbinate, she worked as a management consultant for community organizations in New York and Vermont.

Nancy Bea Miller C’85 <> e-mails, “June was an eventful month. I was awarded an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts ( for my painting project, The Genre of Inclusion. Unrelated to that, I was given a Virginia Lamb Smith Residency through the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, to be completed this fall. I am also represented in Art of the State 2003, an exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.”

Tremain Smith C’85 writes, “I had an exhibit, Life Fragments, at the Gallery at the Clown in Portland, Maine, in August; and The Future in Wax, is at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pa., through Oct. 3.”

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86 Dr. Keith Glowacki EAS’86 recently received a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery awarded by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. A partner at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers in Richmond, Va., he is medical director of its outpatient-surgery suite. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Tammy, and their two children, Chelsea and Connor.

Dean L. Grayson C’86 <> e-mails, “Devorah and I are thrilled at the arrival of our daughter, Yael, on April 25. She joins big sister Ellie (three). Thankfully, both girls are sleeping through the night. I am still working in D.C. as in-house counsel to the telecom manufacturer, Avaya Inc.”

Dan Greenberg EAS’86 and Jennifer Rosenberg WG’92 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sam, in April. He is the grandson of Jerome Greenberg W’55 and Myra B. Greenberg CW’60, nephew of Paul Greenberg EE’83 WG’87 and Ellen Coons Greenberg WG’88, and grand-nephew of Dr. Allen W. Root GM’62, former assistant professor of pediatrics, and of Sandra B. Portnoy CW’67. “We’re sure he’ll be throwing toast in no time: we just need to teach him to do it on cue!”

Dov Hoch C’86 <> e-mails, “I moved into a new home in Ra’anana, Israel, with Hava, my wife, and our two boys. I still frequently get back to the States, holding court at the Penn Club when in New York. Please e-mail to meet here or there.”

Stephen Kaufman C’86 see Liz Miller C’89 W’89 WG’95.

John R. Varholy C’86 <> e-mails, “In June, I became managing partner of the London offices of Troutman Sanders LLP, an Atlanta-based international law firm of more than 500 attorneys practicing on three continents. I have been living in Europe since April 2000, in Amsterdam for about 1 1/2 years and since then here in Mayfair. I’m always happy to hear from classmates, friends, and other Phi Phi Club Crows when they pass through town.”

Pam Whitehead C’86, who is a cancer survivor, has joined the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Peloton Project as a fundraiser. By early June she had raised more than $13,000, with a goal of raising over $20,000 by this month. She is seeking people and companies to sponsor her by making donations to the LAF in her account; she is currently training to ride with Armstrong in the annual Ride for the Roses cycling event in Austin, Texas, in October. Due to her efforts, Pam has already been invited to ride with him and other successful Peloton members and celebrities in an additional private ride. E-mail her at <> to sponsor her and support the LAF.

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87 Dr. James M. Day Gr’87 <> recently graduated, with honours, in theology from the University of Cambridge, and completed training at Westcott House in Cambridge for ordained ministry in the Church of England. He was ordained deacon by Geoffrey, bishop of the Diocese in Europe, in July. James remains professor at the University of Louvain in Belgium, continues his consultations as a clinical psychologist, and is now also assistant curate at St. Boniface Church in Antwerp and at the English Church in Ostend.

Keith Gottfried W’87 is senior vice president for law and corporate affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary and chief legal officer of Borland Software Corp., i
n Scotts Valley, Calif. In June he spoke at the Partnership for Prosperity Conference in San Francisco; its aim was to leverage private-sector involvement to foster economic growth in the least developed regions of Mexico.

Maj. Derek S. Ho EAS’87 assumed command of USAF Detachment 452, Wonju Air Station in the Republic of Korea, on June 4.

John Mullen C’87 e-mails that after several years practicing commercial and employment litigation at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia, he has joined SAP America, Inc., the American subsidiary of the German software company SAP AG, as senior corporate counsel. In charge of litigation, he is based in its headquarters in Newtown Square, Pa. He, his wife, Kaky, and their daughters, Emily and Grace, live in Drexel Hill; friends can reach him at <>.

Dr. Daniel E. Wollman EAS’87 W’87 GEng’90 Gr’96 M’97 <> received a 2002 John A. Hartford scholarship and completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he was investigating MRI techniques for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He was recently appointed medical director for the Institute on Aging and director of research at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield, Conn. He lives in Newtown with his wife, Dr. Debra Pollack, and daughters Joanna (nine) and Caroline (seven).

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88 Dr. Jane Mencher Gold C’88 and Andrew Gold W’87 joyfully announce the birth of David Adam Gold on Dec. 18. He joins big sisters Jennifer (eight) and Samantha (six). Jane is an internist in private practice in White Plains, N.Y., and Andrew works at Pitney-Bowes in Stamford, Conn., as human-resources legal counsel.

Dr. David Harwitz C’88 see Marcia Zabusky Harwitz C’93.

Michael Kearns W’88 <> married Diana Pino on June 28 in Denver’s City Park Pavilion. They live in Denver, where he is senior director of human resources for Qwest Communications.

Kathy Loewenstern C’88, of Kathy Loewen-stern Rocks in San Francisco (, is a jewelry artist who designs fine jewelry in gold or silver, with semi-precious stones and gemstones; her “playful designs feature moving elements and clever references while remaining sophisticated and elegant.” She won the 2003 Merit Award for Jewelry at the February Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia. The award helps emerging artists enter the wholesale market and improve their business skills; they receive free booth space at the Buyers Market and are assigned a mentor to guide them through their entrance into the American craft industry.

Jim Shields C’88 <> e-mails, “My wife, Tammy, and I are thrilled to welcome our third child to the family: Daniel James joins the twins, Jack and Mary Kate, in our busy home. Earlier this year I accepted a new position as assistant director of new business development for the Frank Russell Company. We live in Exton, Pa.”

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89 Jennifer Lepow Apell C’89 <> e-mails, “My husband, Jeff, and I are expecting our third child. We have two boys, Zachary (four) and Joshua (two). I practice law in Cherry Hill, N.J.”

Dr. Welton Becket EAS’89 GEng’90 Gr’97 and Dawn Becket EAS’91 WG’96 hosted a cocktail party at their Philadelphia home to showcase the University’s digital-media-design program and current research in the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation; both programs are under the direction of Dr. Norman I. Badler, associate dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He attended the party along with Amy Calhoun C’82, associate director of the design program, as well as other Engineering alumni, including Dr. Philip Lee Gr’93, Dr. Eunyoung Koh Gr’93, Jiahe Lu GEng’90, Dr. Paul Diefenbach GEng’91 Gr’96, Dr. Diane Chi GEng’99 Gr’99, Dr. John Granieri Gr’00, Dr. Sonu Chopra-Khullar Gr’99, Dr. Ramaa Nathan Gr’00, George McBlaine ME’84 and Amy McBlaine ME’83 W’83, Dr. David Pettey Gr’99, and Dr. Davor Obradovic GEng’98 Gr’01. Many of these alumni also work with Tripp Becket at Susquehanna International Group in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

David Cannistraro W’89 and Dira Strain Cannistraro C’91 are pleased to announce the birth of Ryan David Cannistraro this past May. Married in 1999, they live in Wellesley, Mass., and would love to hear from old friends at <> and <>.

Dr. Eric Emanuel C’89 M’93 <> lives in Washington, practicing urology in a private practice on Capitol Hill and Greenbelt, Md. He completed his urology-residency training in 1999 at Columbia University. He is “ecstatic to announce marriage to Jacqueline Anne Emanuel (formerly Leonard) on May 17 at the Fairmont Washington. All is well in D.C., practice is thriving, and life is great.”

Terese Friel C’89 <> married Gregory Portell on Jan. 11 at the Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Classmates who participated in the ceremony included Liesl Arends C’89, Marlo Goldstein W’89, and Jonathan Wilner C’89. Terese and Greg live in St. Louis, where she works as a consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services.

Nicole Galli C’89 L’92 is of counsel in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and focuses her practice on intellectual-property litigation and counseling. In June she received the Forum Award, from the Forum of Executive Women, as a rising, high-potential woman leader. She currently is co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s women-in-the-profession committee.

Ann Carey Juliano C’89 <> has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Villanova University.

Liz Miller C’89 W’89 WG’95 and Stephen Kaufman C’86 married in February 2000, “having first met at an AEPi fraternity party sometime in 1985, and re-united in 1998 at a happy hour at the Penn Club in New York. We are delighted to announce the birth in February of our daughter Jaime Allison Kaufman. Liz has recently been promoted to full-time mom; Stephen is a partner at Taggart Associates, a plumbing and mechanical contracting company.”

Rob Nigro C’89 <> e-mails, “After two years back on active duty with the U.S. Army, I returned to my civilian role as executive director of the Cummings Foundation and its subsidiary, New Horizons at Choate, a non-profit, luxury retirement community outside Boston. Just a few months ago I was called back to active duty and am now working at U.S. Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga., as operations officer for the mission to re-train the National Army of Afghanistan. I was promoted to major last year and have recently renewed contact with my best friend from Penn, Jeff Farnsworth W’89. Would like to connect with any fellow alumni in the Atlanta area—maybe offer me a home-cooked meal?!”

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90 Michael Feuerman C’90 and his wife, Marni, had identical twin girls on July 8: Jamie was 6 lbs. 1 oz. and Mandy was 7 lbs. “Mom and the girls are all healthy and doing well.” They live in Boca Raton, Fla. Michael is also the recently elected president of Penn’s Florida Gold Coast Alumni Association, and can be reached at <>.

Jackie Greene C’90 and Josh Orenstein WG’95 are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Lewis Orenstein, on Dec. 3. They e-mailed in July, “Now seven months old, Lexi enjoys eating peas, playing with her toes, and splashing in the pool.”

Jeffrey Hyman W’90 launched Canal Street Talent in January; based in San Carlos, Calif., it is “a talent-management firm for business executives who want to accelerate their careers We’ve adapted the agent model used for decades in Hollywood and professional sports and brought it to business executives in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Jeffrey was formerly managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles, an executive-search firm.

Heerak Christian Kim C’90 writes, “My Ph.D. program in Hebrew, Jewish, and early Christian studies at the University of Cambridge is going well. Besides rigorously engaging in research, I have been actively involved in student life in order to help fellow students. I am currently president of the Cambridge University Korean Society, and I was re-elected to the position of academic officer of the international committee of the Cambridge University Student Union. Most recently I was elected, in campus-wide elections, secretary general of the Cambridge University Graduate Union, which represents all graduate and professional students at the university; my role will be representing postgraduate and professional (law, business, medicine, etc.) students in university and faculty board and committee meetings.”

Anish Kumar GAr’90 GFA’90, Philadelphia, has been named an associate principal of the firm Hillier Architects. He is director of its urban-design practice group, a studio he founded in 2000. Committed to the value of transit-area development, he is currently helping Cheltenham and Lower Merion townships plan enhancement of the Glenside and Ardmore train-station areas. And he teaches urban design at Drexel University.

Dr. Kevin McBryde C’90 writes, “My wife, Kathleen Crowley McBryde SW’94, and I would like to announce the adoption of a son, Anthony Robert, who was born in March 2001. We are all enjoying life back on the East Coast. I had received an Individual NRSA from the NIH NIDDK Division for my research on the detection of podocyturia, using RT-QPCR technology. I finished a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Michigan in June 2002, and I have joined the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington as an assistant professor of pediatrics. I have just received an institutional K12 award from the NIH NCRR Division to research the prevalence and treatment of chronic kidney disease in pediatric HIV infection.”

Dr. John J. Orris C’90 recently completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He will leave the University of Connecticut Health Center to join Main Line Fertility & Reproductive Medicine located in Bryn Mawr, Pa. His institutional affiliations will include Lankenau, Bryn Mawr, and Paoli hospitals.

Alan Schwarz C’90 married Laura Werbel on June 29. Alumni attending included Jennifer Reingold C’89 and Randall Lane C’90, Ira Apfel C’90, Greg Brown C’90, Michael Finkel W’90, Jeffrey Hellman W’90 L’94 (who sent in this note), and Cheryl Della Pietra C’91. Alan is a sportswriter for Baseball America, a columnist for and a regular contributor to The New York Times, and other publications.

Elizabeth Treubert Simon C’90 GEd’93 see Michael Simon C’92.

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91 Dira Strain Cannistraro C’91 see David Cannistraro W’89.

Eric David Cohen W’91 and his wife, Stefanie, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Cooper Chase, on May 21; he was 5 lbs. 12 oz., and 19 inches. Eric would love to hear from old friends at <>.

Laura Waters Connard C’91 and Brayton Connard C’91 proudly announce the birth of their third son, Alexander Schaeffer Connard, on Aug. 28, 2002, who joined his older brothers, Brayton Jr. (seven) and Douglas (four). Brayton Sr. is the assistant deputy clerk for Monroe County, N.Y., and Laura left her position as director of curricular affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry to be a full-time mother.

Henry D. Danziger EE’91 in May led a management-buy-in team, as Czech Precision Forge a.s., that acquired the assets of the former light-forge division of Skoda Kovarny in Plzen, Czech Republic. He first went to Prague in 1992 to develop the Czechoslovak market for advanced-automation systems for Westinghouse, which he left in 1995 to set up his own company; last year he completed an MBA from Fuqua School at Duke University.

Clarence K. Din GEng’91 writes that he produced soundtrack music for several MTV shows, including The Osbournes, Undressed, and Sausage Factory. His band, Gorgeous Girl, was one of the top bands on in 2001. He is a colon-cancer survivor living in downtown Philadelphia, where he runs a small record label called Catwalk Records. His day jobs include programmer for Activision/ Infocom, computer-facilities director for the University of Pennsylvania, product manager for KPMG Consulting, and webmaster. At night, he is a bartender and well-known club-music personality.

Laura Lazarus Goldstein C’91 and Saul Goldstein G’96 WG’96 welcomed their second daughter, Mia Beatrice, on Nov. 5. Laura, Saul, Mia, and big sister Zoe live in New York.

Deborah Conabee Luckett C’91 <> and John Luckett announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Valerie Luckett. Debbie lives in Summit County, Colo., working as a high-school counselor in Breckenridge. “I’d love to hear from friends; look me up if you are in Ski Country.”

Christopher McLaughlin W’91 <> e-mails, “My wife, Lynn Leubuscher, and I were blessed with the arrival of our first child, Molly Elizabeth McLaughlin, on April 28. After taking the summer off to spend time with little Molly, this fall I will return to Duke Law School as director of academic advising.”

Mihir Munshi C’91 has been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales; he lives in London with his wife, Shefali, and practices corporate and securities law with the Landwell law firm. He is also licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Jill Nagle CGS’91 <> is delighted to announce the birth of her first child, Cainan Pakter-Nagle, on June 11, in the Berkeley Hills home she shares with her life partner, Alex Pakter-Nagle (incidentally, Alex grew up in the house). Jill started her own consulting business, GetPublished, in April 2001 (; it offers coaching, consulting, and editing for aspiring writers, and also “the first-ever-anywhere Book Proposal Boot Camp!” She founded the firm after years of helping and supporting other authors through the publishing process. She still finds time to do her own creative work every now and then, and expects to publish her third book sometime in the next few years.

Ted Restelli C’91 W’91 and Catherine Harrison-Restelli C’98 “joyfully welcomed our first child, Edward Francis IV, on Jan. 18. Catherine is a fourth-year medical student at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, while Ted is an analyst in proprietary trading at Morgan Stanley. Edward is a delight, and already recognizes ‘The Red and Blue.’ We would love to hear from old friends at <>.”

Michael Tidd C’91 in July became academic dean of the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., which is a 100-year-old Roman Catholic secondary school for boys, conducted by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales.

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92 Jason Cole W’92 <> e-mailed in early June, “I think the last time I sent in an update was when my daughter was born, four years ago. Quite a bit has happened since then, like the birth of my son, Benjamin Nathaniel Cole, in 2000. And of course, that whole Internet thing. I spent the past four years riding the high-tech wave with Art Technology Group, joining them before they went IPO and staying through the sky-high stock prices and big parties, followed by the layoffs and reorganizations. At last count, I think I survived eight reorganizations and title changes before finally leaving of my own volition this spring. Between building new teams, dismantling them, and building new teams from whoever was left, I figure I got about 10 years of management experience in the past three. At least I got to go to that last big party (oops, I mean ‘user conference’) in New Orleans. Now I’m working as a senior project manager for Ascend Technologies, an IT-consulting startup in the Boston area, helping them build a project-management practice. I’m also training for a bicycling century—100 miles in one day—in July, that includes a climb up Mt. Wachusett. After several years of commuting to work by bike, this is my chance to see what my legs can really do. Other than that, my kids are wonderful, my wife is beautiful, and I look forward to getting back to Penn soon to see what they’ve done with the campus.”

Eric Federman W’92 see Amy Robinson Federman C’94.

Rev. Randall J. Forester C’92 is now an ordained minister, having graduated from Yale Divinity School. He is married to Kathy A. Forester: they became the parents of Augustin John Forester on May 30.

Lisa Katz Golod C’92 <> e-mails, “My husband, David, and I moved to Princeton Junction, N.J., about a year ago with Celia (almost four) and Ari (almost two). I am still with Alston & Bird, practicing tax law in our New York office.”

Stephanie Friedel Knispel C’92 and her husband, Jay Knispel, proudly announce the birth of a son, Matthew Blake, on May 3 at White Plains Hospital Center; they live in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Namita Modi GAr’92 is an associate with the residential-architecture firm Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC. Wedlick had taught architecture at Penn.

Marcy Lynch Prem W’92 <>, her husband, Jeff, and two-year-old big brother Eli James are happy to announce the birth of Owen David Prem on March 20. Marcy continues to enjoy being a stay-at-home mom and raising her two boys.

Joe Puglise W’92 <> e-mails, “My wife, Claire, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olivia Kathleen, on Aug. 3, 2002. We are so in love with her that we’re having another one, due Oct. 3. We would love to host any of my peeps from Penn who come through Philly, at our home in West Chester.”

Michael Simon C’92 and Elizabeth Treubert Simon C’90 GEd’93 “welcomed bundle of joy Sean Michael Simon to the world on May 24. Mom, Dad, and Sean are all fine. Photos gleefully provided to old friends who e-mail Mike at <>.”

Abby Wilner C’92, co-author of Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties, has set up a new Web-based career center which offers career guidance designed specifically for twentysomethings, many of whom are looking for a job for the first time. It can be found at her Web site for ‘quarterlifers’ ( “Most career-counseling resources are targeted at executives who have the resources to pay for expensive career counseling and job-search services. Our career help is low-priced and does not require a large commitment of time or money.”

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93 Paul Altman W’93 and Marnie Goldman Altman C’93 e-mail, “We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Ryan Bennett; born Feb. 4, his middle name is a tribute to Bennett Hall, where we met the first day of class our freshman year. Nearly 14 years later, we are enjoying living in Los Angeles where Paul is an investment banker with The Sage Group, a middle-market mergers and acquisitions boutique, and Marnie is a marketing manager at Neutrogena. We can be reached at <>.”

Christine Lutton Foster C’93 and David Foster EAS’93 write that they would have liked to have attended their 10th Reunion in May, but decided that it might be a bit much to subject their 12-day-old son to that many choruses of “The Red and Blue.” William Everett Foster was born on May 5, and weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz., and was 22 inches long. He joins big sister Katie, now three. David continues to work as a patent lawyer at the semiconductor company Actel Corp., and Christine chases the children and does a bit of freelance writing for Stanford’s alumni magazine.

Irene Markman Geisner C’93 W’93 GEd’98 writes, “My husband, Kevin, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Mikayla Elle Geisner on April 18; she weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. I am finishing up my Ph.D. in clinical psychology, while Kevin is still at McKinsey and Company.”

Tara Goldstein C’93 W’93 and her husband, David, are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Devon Sydney, on May 9. They live in Brookeville, Md., with their other daughter, Lindsay Taylor, who is three years old.

Marcia Zabusky Harwitz C’93 and Dr. David Harwitz C’88, son of the late Jerome H. Harwitz W’53 L’56?, are delighted to announce their marriage at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia on June 29. Though not at Penn at the same time, they were introduced in New York at a gathering of mutual friends that included Jeff Sinaiko C’90 and Rebecca Raphael C’96. The wedding party was rich with alumni, including Marcia’s brother and sister-in-law Jonathan Zabusky W’95 and Leora Saacks Zabusky C’95. There were also four beautiful flower girls, who are aspiring Penn students: Arabella Uhry (eight), daughter of Amanda Uhry C’79; Eliana Doft (five), daughter of Suzanne Weiss Doft C’92 and Jacob Doft W’91; Emma Flanders (four), daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Kosow Flanders C’93; and Alexandra Kopel (three), daughter of Jose and Diana Mizrachi-Kopel C’93. Special friends, Hadley Davis Rierson C’93, Jill Abramovitz C’93, and Rebecca Raphael, signed the ketubah, the wedding contract. David is a psychiatrist specializing in children and adolescents at the Center for Family Guidance, a group practice in southern New Jersey, and Marcia is a vice president at IntraMed Educational Group, a marketing company in New York; they live in the Society Hill district of Philadelphia, and can be reached at <>.

Bridget Horan Janicki C’93 <> and Fred Janicki joyfully announce the birth of their son, Brian Thomas Janicki, on Feb. 14. He joins big brother Adam, who turned two this June. “It was the best Valentine’s Day ever!”

Barry J. Mark C’93 and Jorie Green Mark C’96 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Leo Mark, on April 22. He arrived just in time to attend his father’s 10th Reunion in May.

Michael Mitchell C’93 <> married Yuelei Chen on May 3 in Warwick, R.I.; alumni attending were Oliver Boulind W’93, Leigh Large W’93, and Greg Rosen C’93 G’93. Michael is senior counsel at the software company Macromedia, Inc. in Newton, Mass. After Penn he graduated from Villanova Law School, clerked for Hon. Herbert J. Hutton in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and worked for law firms in Philadelphia and Boston before moving onto Macromedia.

Lauren Phillips C’93 <> finished her first Olympic-distance triathlon (3:15:19) and in so doing, raised more than $7,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She wishes to thank her Penn classmates for their support.

Dr. Sukanya Srinivasan EAS’93 and Dr. Henry Willis C’93 <> were blessed with the birth of their first child, Neelkumar Srinivasan Willis, on Nov. 9 in Pittsburgh. “We are loving every minute of parenthood and enjoyed taking Neel to our 10th Reunion, to see where mom and dad met. Sukanya is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Henry is an associate policy analyst at the Rand Corporation.”

Marc Stern W’93 <> and his wife, Dana, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Maxwell Solomon, on May 19. He joins his mom and dad and two golden retrievers at home in Oakland, Calif.

Eric Vest C’93 married Lindsay Loudon L’05 on June 21 in Galloway, Ohio. Penn guests included best man Steve Goff C’94, groomsman Ram Gordon C’93 GM’02, groomsman Michael Green W’92, Matthew Applebaum C’94 L’00, Peter Drum L’05, Laura Amrofell Goff C’96, Stephen Goff Ar’62, Rachel Gordon C’93, Oliver Graves C’94, Sarah Greenberger L’05, Negar Katirai L’05, Kalpana Kotagal L’05, Timothy Leithead C’94, and Allison Bieber McKibben C’93 and Jeffrey McKibben W’93. Eric and Lindsay live in Philadelphia where he is a pharmaceutical software consultant and she is working on her law degree.

Ali Weiss C’93 has moved to Miami Beach, where she runs her own public-relations firm WeissPR, Inc. Already on her client-project roster are entertainment and sports-based projects with the White House both in South Florida and in Washington; David Samson, president of the Florida Marlins baseball team, as well as other sports, art, music, fashion, and nonprofit clients. She is remaining a model with Elite Model Management in New York. Ali was recently invited to join the board of overseers for Penn’s Graduate School of Education, the youngest person to serve on that board. Actively involved in Say Yes to Education, the educational foundation set up by her father, George Weiss W’65, she is currently working with the newest Say Yes family, 47 Head Start students who are slated to enter kindergarten at Bryant Elementary School in West Philadelphia this fall.

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94 Jun S. Bang C’94 and her husband, Dr. Charles J. Bae, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Sungjae Bae, on March 21, weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz. Jun will return to work part-time as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in Cleveland after six months of maternity leave; she can be reached at <>.

Randy Brunschwig W’94 writes, “I recently retired from investment banking, having been an executive director at UBS Warburg. Will be spending 2003-04 travelling, after which I will pursue new business opportunities in New York and Denver.”

Raj Chinai C’94 W’94 <> is pursuing his final year of an MBA/MPA dual-degree program, dividing his time between Harvard and Kellogg. This summer he was with an investment bank in San Francisco. His wife, Priti Chinai C’95, graduated from Kellogg this June and has joined Siebel Systems’ Alliances Group. They would love to hear from classmates who are living in or visiting the Bay Area.

Matthew Craner C’94 L’97 see Katharine Greenspan Craner C’98.

Amy Robinson Federman C’94 and Eric Federman W’92 are “thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Jacob Drew, on May 12. Eric is a managing director in Merrill Lynch’s investment-banking division, focusing on media and cable companies. Amy left her job as a global-marketing director at Clinique, to take on a much more important role—that of Jake’s mom!”

Monica Holtzmuller Filyaw EAS’94 <> e-mails, “My husband, Brian, and I are proud to announce the arrival of our daughter, Brianna Paige, born on June 11 at 3:17 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 3/4 inches long. In addition to this bundle of joy, I received my MBA from Duke University in May. We are still in Florence, S.C., and would love to hear from old friends.”

Kathleen Crowley McBryde SW’94 see Dr. Kevin McBryde C’90.

Jessica Brickman Piecyk C’94 <> and Walter Piecyk W’93 e-mail, “We would like to announce the births of our children: Joshua Philip was born on Dec. 6, 1999; he is now almost four and is a lot of fun. Elaina Sophia and Zachary Michael were born on Jan. 22; the babies are happy and healthy, and they are adored by their big brother.”

Lauren Oresman Regardie C’94 and Marc Regardie C’94 are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Max Evan, in Washington on March 17 at 10:03 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. “Mother and baby are doing wonderfully, and are looking forward to taking Max on his first visit to Penn.”

Shiva Sarram C’94 and Drew Pearson C’94 W’94 G’94 welcome with love their daughter, Leila Audrey Pearson, who was born on April 16. “Leila is an absolute joy and very good to her parents.” Drew, Shiva and Leila live in Connecticut, where he continues his work at General Atlantic Partners and Shiva left McKinsey and is pursuing her career as a mom.”

Megan Staats-Schaefer EAS’94 writes, “My husband, Jerry Schaefer, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, William Gerald Schaefer, on April 5; he weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz., and was 21 inches. We live in Glenside, Pa. I currently work in the clinical-research department at Shriners Hospital for Children and have recently completed my DPT at Temple University.”

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95 Dr. Marc Dubin C’95 M’99 and Anat Barnir Dubin SW’97 are proud to announce the birth of their second beautiful daughter, Shayne Madeline, on Dec. 21. Anat, Marc, Shayne, and big sister Raina are doing well in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he is completing his final year of residency in ENT.

Debby Furman Greenberg C’95 <> e-mails that she and Andrew Greenberg are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby girl, Samantha Brielle Greenberg, on Oct. 7, 2002. Debby, Andrew, and Samantha live in Manalapan, N.J., and would be happy to hear from their Penn friends.

Dalia Grimberg EAS’95 W’95 <> e-mails, “I’m enjoying my fifth year with the intellectual-property law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon, and living in New York. I became a patent lawyer after finishing up law school at Boston College in May 1998. It’s always great to reconnect with old friends: drop me a note if you’re either in or visiting town.”

Max Handelman C’95 writes, “Better late than never. On July 5, Elizabeth (Mitchell) Banks C’96 and I married in Beverly Hills, Calif. We began dating at Penn over 10 years ago, and figured it was finally time to tie the knot. The wedding party included Mark Rosenbaum W’95 and Dennis Berman C’96. Several other Penn friends joined the celebration as well.”

Shannon Hembrough MtE’95 writes that on June 21, while the Red Sox were playing in Philadelphia, she and Matthew Scully became the first people ever married at home plate at Boston’s Fenway Park. The celebration, including a reception at the park’s .406 Club, was attended by alumni including Tony Estrella EE’95 WG’02, Marc Hembrough W’84, Jason Liss C’96, Lily Ma W’95, Mark Messina EAS’95 GEng’97, Kathleen Nguyen W’00, Janet Rosso EE’95, Dan Rowan MtE’95, Dawn Kulp Shannon C’95 and Mike Shannon C’97, and Rachel Walsh C’94.

Dr. Jason James C’95 <> e-mails, “I would like to report that I am thrilled to be moving back home to Miami with my wife, Lisa, and my son, Spencer. After four years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology in New York, I have finally graduated and will be joining my father in private practice. I welcome e-mail from old friends. Please check out Spencer’s Web site at (”

Alice Limkakeng C’95 W’95 <> e-mails, “Peter Nager and I were happily married amidst the blooms at the Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on June 15. Matron-of-honor Donna Sartz Ritchie C’95, bridesmaid Jeremi Moss Carswell C’95 and groomsmen Ishmael Limkakeng C’93 W’93 and Dr. Alexander Limkakeng Jr. M’01 were in the wedding party; also joining the celebration were Renee Cassidy C’95?, Lisa Solomon Belcher W’95, Marc Saiontz W’95, Naren Srinivasan C’94 W’94 and Sejal Taylor Srinivasan W’93, Sean Sovak W’94, Tracia Luh Carpenter W’94, Marko Belej W’94, Rob Seminara W’94 and Hahnah Kasowski Seminara C’94, and Derek Cribbs W’93 and Liz Rabii Cribbs W’93.” After graduating Harvard Business School in June 2002, Alice now works for Guidant Corporation; she and Peter live in Katonah, N.Y.

Cara Tanamachi Lockwood C’95 e-mails, “I had my first novel published [in late May]. It’s called I Do (But I Don’t), a romantic comedy about a recently divorced wedding planner who seems to have everyone else’s love life under control except her own. I have a Web site ( that has more information about the book, published by Simon and Schuster’s new line, Downtown Press.”

Daniel O. Mena C’95 in June was named a partner in the Miami office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. He practices in the areas of international and commercial litigation, with experience in complex federal and state cases, including commercial fraud and banking litigation.

Courtney Mizel W’95 writes, “I got hitched to Steven Green in Colorado on May 25 and was thrilled to be joined by wonderful family and friends, including Carol Schneiderman Roth W’95, Rob Shesol C’95, Brad Altberger W’94, Greg Milken C’95, Gus Lipman W’94 and Karen Altman Lipman W’94 WG’98, Josh Lipman C’95 and Joanna Goldman Lipman C’95, and film-school friend Aaron Spiegeland C’98. And of course, my brother Cheston Mizel W’97. My grandmother served as my matron of honor and my husband’s uncle as the best man, along with 10 bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, including Seth Gerson C’95, who recently moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. I plan to stay in Los Angeles where my husband is the on-premise manager
for Red Bull North America, which has been quite helpful keeping me awake for law school: I just completed my second year at USC.”

James Newsom W’95 writes, “I’ve been a little busy over the last year. I graduated from Washington University Law School, moved back to New York, started work at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, and on April 26, I married Susanna Woodbury in New Hampshire. She was given away by her father, David Woodbury C’66. Also in the party were Ed Vincent EAS’96 W’96 and John Zdrodowski C’95 W’95. Other Quakers attending were James’ mother, Dr. Carolyn Newsom WG’78 Gr’85, Matt Brown EAS’96 and Michelle Kay Brown C’96, Steve Byrne W’95, Steve Gunn C’96, Tom Murtaugh C’96, and Elisa Ahrend Vincent Nu’96.”

Josh Orenstein WG’95 see Jackie Greene C’90.

Dr. Ira Rabin C’95 and Keren Polsky Rabin C’97 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, daughter Sarah Esther, born on March 11. “Sarah is absolutely beautiful, and we are addicted to her!” Ira is in his final year of residency in internal medicine at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J., and Keren is currently on maternity leave from the Princeton office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she is an associate attorney. We’d love to hear from you at <> or <>.”

Dave Schwartz C’95 G’95 writes that his first book, Suburban Xanadu: The Casino Resort on The Las Vegas Strip and Beyond, was recently released (

Muhamad Afendi Md Yassin EAS’95 <> e-mails, “I recently joined a trading company, Vitol, as business-development manager. I will be based in Singapore, and am looking forward to meet fellow alumni in the island.”

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96 David Chalfin C’96 married Ilana Faith Kameros on June 1 at Temple Beth El in Cedarhurst, N.Y. “The happy bride and groom were surrounded by lots of family and friends, including alumni Michael Kohn W’96, Seth Ladetsky C’96, Andrew Meran W’96, Howard Kozloff C’97, Dr. Louis Kozloff C’65 M’69 and Rene Chalfin Kozloff Nu’67, and Amy Rosen EAS’02 [who sent in this note]. David is studying film at the New School in Manhattan, and Ilana is starting her third year at Cardozo Law School.”

Saul Goldstein G’96 WG’96 see Laura Lazarus Goldstein C’91.

Mika Rao Kalapatapu C’96 and her husband, Vish, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter and future member of Penn’s Class of 2024, Asha Lily Kalapatapu, on April 23 in Savannah, Ga., where the family currently lives. Asha is also the granddaughter of Dr. Anu Rao SW’78 G’95 Gr’96. Mika plans to continue her non-profit and public-relations work and is building a freelance practice. She would love to hear from any Penn friends at <>.

Jorie Green Mark C’96 see Barry J. Mark C’93.

Ken Markus EAS’96 W’96 see Michele Satine C’99.

Valynne Maetani Nagamatsu C’96 e-mails, “My husband, Grant, and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter, Kamaile Hanae. She was born on June 18, weighing 7 lbs. 2.6 oz., and was 19 inches long. Kamaile joins her older sister Keahi, who is two years old and thrilled to have a little sister. I would love to hear from old friends at <>.”

Josh Payne W’96 e-mails, “I’m happy to announce that I married Tara Lynn Wagner on Sept. 6, 2002, in Beacon N.Y. Penn friends attending were Michael Weinberg EAS’96 (in the wedding party), Katie Burrows Hill C’96, Lee Collins C’96, Tomiko Kubo Evans W’96, Peter Stris C’97, Priya Sopori C’95, and Jonathan Cohn W’94. I work in the talent department at Saturday Night Live, and am pursuing my master’s degree part-time at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Tara Lynn is a television journalist with the Regional News Network. We live in Hoboken, N.J., and I would love to hear from Penn friends at <>.”

Michael Saltzman GAr’96 GRP’97, Newark, N.J., has been promoted from associate to senior associate of the firm Hillier Architects. Trained as an urban designer, he serves as director of marketing for the Newark office. His current and recent projects include Highlands at Morristown Station, the James Street Commons Master Plan in Newark, Asbury Park residential development; and the Buffalo Public Schools Strategic Plan.

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97 Gregory F. Angrist W’97 and Sara Landis Angrist C’97 e-mailed in early July, “On Feb. 22 our beautiful baby girl, Alexandra Rose Angrist, was born; she weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. at birth, and is now a healthy 13 lbs. at the age of 4 1/2 months. Greg will leave Jefferies Capital Partners in August to attend Columbia Business School, and Sara has been working since graduation at Citigroup Global Markets and is now a vice president in the fixed-income research division. We currently live in Manhattan.”

Anat Barnir Dubin SW’97 see Dr. Marc Dubin C’95 M’99.

Adria Ferguson C’97 married Brian Sheth W’97 on June 14, “in a beautiful ceremony in Carmel, Calif. Alumni attending the wedding included best man Neil Sheth W’93, maid-of-honor Julie Denisenko C’99 [who sent in this note], groomsman Christian Sowul W’97, Sonya Survanshi C’98 EAS’98, Matt Silk W’97, Ashish Shah W’98, Nirav Shah W’97, Rajeev Shah EAS’97 W’97, Fernando Szew C’98 W’98, Robyn Rock Smith W’97, Sherry Stolack W’97, Raul Planas EE’97 W’97, Chris Scarborough EAS’98 W’98, Sandeep Murthy EAS’98 W’98, Marc Teillon W’96 and Meredith Ludlow Teillon W’97, Guhan Swaminathan W’96, Jennifer Roy C’98, Kelley King W’97, Phil Bussey WG’02, and Dan Morris W’01. Brian and Adria live in San Francisco.”

Samantha Grebow C’97 married Seth Fliegler C’97 G’03 WG’03 on June 14 in Scotch Plains, N.J. They met their freshman year and currently live in Manhattan. Best men were Brett Fliegler W’93 and Russ Fliegler C’95. Matron-of-honor was Caryn Meyers Fliegler C’97 and maid-of-honor was Jillian Grossman C’97. Alumni attending were Russell Agle G’03 WG’03, Alexis Konner Benbassat C’97 and David Benbassat C’97, Daniel Carp C’00 Ed’02, Erica Levine Choset C’97 and Perry Choset C’96, Kelly Decker C’97, Jason Fletcher L’01, Allison Feder Fliegler W’93 L’99, Joshua Gottheimer C’97, Nancy Jacobs Grossman CW’67, Sarah Jane Gunter G’03 WG’03, Courtney Hamill C’01, Lela Jacobsohn C’97 ASC’02 Gr’05, Daniel Kay C’97, Darren Klein W’93, Hayley Brener Kupperman C’97 and Adam Kupperman W’97, Peter Levine C’97, Jessica Lieberman C’94 W’94 and Jordan Lieberman C’98, Zachary Lutsky C’97, Alison Reed C’97, Eric Reiter W’97, Angela Roe G’03 WG’03, Sandi Shurgin Werfel C’97 and Brian Werfel C’97, Winnie Tung Whitaker C’97, Eveie Wilpon C’97, and Uhriel Wood G’03 WG’03.

Hugh J. Harmon C’97 e-mails, “I currently teach sixth-grade science in the New York public-school system. On April 19, I married Alison Finnegan at Fleur de Lis, in Ridgewood, N.Y. Ettrick Campbell C’97 and Obadele Davis C’97 were groomsmen; other alumni attending included Jason McHugh EAS’02. We honeymooned in the Poconos and will live in Brooklyn, N.Y., where we plan to open a pre-K and elementary school.”

Shari Glubo Hawtof Nu’97 writes, “My husband, Steven Hawtof, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Abigail Faye Hawtof, on May 22; she weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and was 20 inches long. We are all doing well.”

Dr. Bradley Hirsch D’97 has joined Scarsdale Oral Surgery in New York; he received his certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery at MCP-Hahnemann in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Dr. Elisa Haberman, are the proud parents of Noah Daniel, born Sept. 15, 2001.

Dr. Shahin Kazemi GD’97 was awarded diplomate status in May by the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Christopher A. Peters C’97 graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in May. He expects to complete a residency at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, followed by a diagnostic-radiology residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

Keren Polsky Rabin C’97 see Ira Rabin C’95.

Dr. Nicole Simone EAS’97 graduated from the New Jersey Medical School at UMDNJ. At commencement she was awarded the Stanley S. Bergen, M.D., medal of excellence for performing at a high level in her clinical studies and having notable achievement in clinical research. Her research on the methods and devices for the isolation and analysis of cellular protein content has been awarded a patent. She is completing her internship at the UMDNJ Health System and has accepted a residency in radiation oncology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

Roger S. Smith GAr’97, Princeton, N.J., has been named an associate of Hillier Architects; a practicing architect for 15 years, he joined the firm in 2001. He has worked in the corporate-practice group in Princeton on the corporate-dining facility expansion for Merck, the K. Hovnanian corporate headquarters, the George Street re-development, and the Merrill Lynch Master Plan. For four years he served on the architecture faculty of the Graduate School of Fine Arts.

Kimberly Smolenyak C’97 married Joseph Pierro in Williamsburg, Va., this past June. She is now at William and Mary School of Law and he is a graduate student in history at Virginia Tech. Alumni attending were Nancy Raftery C’97, Dr. Annie Kaminski C’97, Mitch Berger C’97 Gr’05, Steven Shekane C’97, and Eric Krangel C’96.

Sandi Shurgin Werfel C’97 married Brian Werfel C’97 on May 24 on Long Island, N.Y. Alumni in the bridal party were Brian’s brother and best man, Eric Werfel C’03 EAS’03, maid-of-honor Lauren Mann C’97, bridesmaids Lori Werfel EAS’99 W’99 (Brian’s sister), Rebecca Waranch Rothman C’97, and Rachel Rosenbaum C’99, and groomsman Jonathan King C’97 EAS’97. And many Penn friends attended: Leslie Adelson C’99, Melissa Bernbaum C’99, Linda D’Andrea Nu’96 GNu’99, Daniel Finn C’97, Caryn Meyers Fliegler C’97, Samantha Grebow Fliegler C’97 and Seth Fliegler C’97 G’03 WG’03, Andrea Fraser C’98 W’98, Joshua Gottheimer C’97, Sara March Greenberger C’97, Ben Harris C’97, Hayley Brener Kupperman C’97 and Adam Kupperman W’97, Jennifer Soltz Lenney C’98, Peter Levine C’97, John Polevoy C’97, Eric Reiter W’97, and Melissa Savage C’97. Sandi and Brian live in Manhattan where she works in public relations and he is a corporate attorney.

Tiffany Zientz C’97 <> e-mails that she was “recently promoted to director of development for the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, after graduating from the University of Miami with an MBA in management science and finance. The work of the Women’s Fund recognizes that there is an indisputable connection between poverty, low self-esteem, inadequate healthcare, job access, domestic violence, sexual assault—and being female. To address these inadequacies, it makes grants to innovative programs that are preventative, confront discrimination, promote leadership, and foster economic self-sufficiency. To learn more or make a donation, visit the Women’s Fund at (”

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98 Ashley Nichols Blevins W’98 and her husband, H. Webb Blevins Jr., “announce the birth of our daughter, Eliza Royce Blevins, on April 2. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., and was 19.5 inches long. Mother, baby, and family are all healthy and happy.”

Katharine Greenspan Craner C’98 married Matthew Craner C’94 L’97 on May 25 in Philadelphia. Alumni in the wedding party included father-of-the-bride, Dr. Allan Greenspan M’73 GM’79, and father-of-the-groom, Mitchel Craner W’59. Jeremy Amen L’97, David Eisen C’94, Dr. Lloyd Godwin W’94, Adam Heft C’93 L’97, and Dr. Mitchell Keschner C’94 were groomsmen, and the bridesmaids included Allison Altman C’98, Kathy Gliedman C’98, Dena Greenspan L’03, Nicole Gutman C’98, Melissa Rice C’98, and Jennifer Blumenfeld Schwarz C’97 L’02. Many other alumni, family, and friends attended. Katie and Matt live in Manhattan, where they are both attorneys at New York law firms.

Steven Morgan Friedman C’98 writes, “It is not without Hesitation that I write to your fine Periodical to proclaim the noteworthy News which my Ears have heard and my Eyes seen; Humility herself cools my Excitement to Boast of my dear College Friends. But Fear has been Conquered and I will announce that Raya Sokolyanska W’99 is to profit from an Examination of the World of Business; Jennifer Estaris C’99 W’99 is to pursue a Course of Inquiry at King’s College (now known, since 1784, as Columbia); and I recently dined at Brooklyn’s exquisite Grand Cafe with the enchanting Sarah Federman C’98. For Business, in the meantime, I am spending August in Vancouver, delighting in the Culture of our Northern Neighbor, and in September I am to indulge in the magnificent blue Skies of Madrid. Alumni in either City ought to correspond with me at <>.”

Dr. Nadine Jackson Nu’98 graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in May. She will intern in internal medicine at its hospital.

Renee Deehan Kenney EAS’98 writes, “I wed W. Blair Kenney in Cohasset, Mass, in May. Our Penn friends attending included Deborah Carroll C’98, Kate Finnefrock C’98, Jason Taylor EAS’95 W’95, Katrina Szakal C’98, Susan Hearn Laves C’98, Sally Choate Fox C’98, Lauren Schochor C’98, Lee Eschenbacher Rigby C’98 and Graham Rigby W’99, Marnie Sambur C’98, Katherine Glassmyer C’98, Elizabeth Yee Coons C’98 and Ted Coons EAS’98 W’98, and Dustin Hausladen EAS’98.”

Jennifer Martin C’98 married Ishu Singh on June 7 in Harrisburg, Pa. “They had two beautiful weddings, Sikh and Catholic, followed by a reception overlooking the Pennsylvania hillside. Alumni in the bridal party included Liz Krans C’98 [who sent in this note] and Colleen Kelly C’98. Jen and Ishu took a honeymoon in Hawaii, and now live in San Francisco.”

Catherine Harrison-Restelli C’98 see Ted Restelli C’91 W’91.

Cathy Taylor WG’98 was selected to serve as a White House fellow for 2003-04.

Jessica Lennon Whitney C’98 married Christopher Whitney on June 7 in Stone Harbor, N.J. “We had a wonderful day and there were many Penn friends in attendance to celebrate with us! Bridesmaids in the wedding party included alumnae Claudia Beraha C’98, Caroline Herman C’98, Suzanne Riskin C’98, and Amanda Turkus C’98. Other alumni who attended included Jennifer Silbert C’98, Jodi Gold C’98 and Matthew Moss C’96, Jamie Miles C’98, Randi Harari C’98, Margaret Hensler C’99, Wendy Gross C’98 and her boyfriend Stephen Gross EAS’98, Amy Moran Andrews Nu’98, Margo Klewans C’98, and childhood friend of the groom Gregory Booker EAS’97. Sarah Washington Ellman Nu’98 and her husband, Dr. Peter Ellman M’00, weren’t able to make the celebration because Sarah was expecting—twin boys! We enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in Hawaii, on Lanai and Maui. Chris and I live in Manhattan where I work for Ernst & Young as a gender and diversity consultant and he is a vice president at Lazard Asset Management, focused on the technology sector. I currently serve as president of PennNYC, Penn’s New York-area alumni organization and invite all metro-area alumni to visit the Web site at ( to join our announcement listserv and become involved in area alumni activities.”

Cindy Young W’98 <> e-mails, “This fall I will be moving to Boston from California to attend Harvard Business School. I look forward to catching up with friends on the East Coast again.”

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99 Joree Adilman C’99 is delighted to report that Dr. Jill Schwartz C’99 was engaged to Dr. Eric Sacks on April 8 in Red Bank, N.J. “They met while attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and have been smiling ever since. They have set a wedding date of July 4, 2004. Jill can be reached at <>.”

Darren J. DeRosa G’99 in May was appointed assistant vice president of compensation and human-resources management systems for Harleysville Insurance; he joined the company in 1999 as compensation manager. He lives in Douglassville, Pa., with his wife, Anya.

Natalie Georgakis EAS’99 married Samuel Pauli on July 12 in New York. Sylvia Caram EAS’99, Catherine Pakaluk C’98, Janna Davidson W’99, and Katherine Messano C’00 were there to celebrate. Natalie and Samuel live in New York, where they are finishing their fourth year at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Dr. Jennifer Jones C’99 V’03 <> e-mails, “I graduated from the Veterinary School this May and looking to stay in the Philadelphia area—would like to hear from friends!”

Dr. Shailaja Koppolu C’99 graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in June. After a preliminary year of medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, she plans to complete her residency in anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Zena Lobell-Gonzalez Nu’99 GNu’00 and her husband, Alejandro Gonzalez, are proud to welcome their first-born child, George Miguel Gonzalez: he arrived on May 16 at 11:43 a.m., weighing 3 lbs. 15 oz., and being 17 inches. The family lives in Sacramento, Calif., and is doing well. Mom plans to return to working full-time as an ob-gyn nurse practitioner.

Romy E. Mehlman C’99 <> has accepted a position as director of research, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. She handles all domestic and international research for Sony Pictures, including all Columbia TriStar, Revolution Studios, and Screen Gems releases. Previously she was supervisor of research in the domestic theatrical marketing department of Twentieth Century Fox.

Dan Melinger C’99 married Ann Schlossberg on May 31 at Liberty State Park in N.J. Alumni in the groom’s party included his brother Ben Melinger EAS’02 W’02 and Jeff Allen C’99, Eric Kang W’99, Stacey Marmor W’02, and Bill Veronda W’99. Alumni attending included Dan’s father, Michael Melinger C’70, and uncle, Dr. Andrew Melinger C’74 D’78, Barbara Albom W’84, Candy Slavin Frankel CW’70 and Ken Frankel ME’70, Bob Michaelson C’70, Sheri Kaplan Papish G’72 and Dr. Steve Papish C’70 M’74, Marc Rosenstock EE’99 W’99, and Bruce Spiewak C’70. Ann and Dan spent their honeymoon in Italy and live in Manhattan, where she works for Fleishman-Hillard and he is studying interactive telecommunications at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Michele Satine C’99 married Ken Markus EAS’96 W’96 at Daylight Studios in New York on June 8. Alumni attending included bridesmaids Minnette Markus-Rodden GNu’99 and Jessica Mitchell C’00, groomsman Darius Cayetano EAS’96 W’96 WG’03, Jeremy Morrison EAS’96 W’96, Jason Straus C’95, Erica Greenbaum Bank C’98, Dr. Carrie Grossman D’84, Sarah Peskoe-Adler C’99, Julie Denisenko C’99 (who sent in this note), Daniel Morris W’01, Jennifer Roy C’98, Daniel Butler C’99, Renata Clay W’98, Kael Coleman W’98, Dionne Wilson C’00, Tarek Sallam C’99, Dave Hamm EAS’99, Joshua Friedberg C’99 W’99, and Robert Barlett C’00. Adria and Brian continue to live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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00 Wendi Benalt C’00 <> e-mails, “I am very excited to report that I’ve been admitted to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and (finally) began my medical training this August. It’s about time!”

Kristin Loughrey Beshore C’00 married Greg Beshore on May 10 in an intimate ceremony in Waitsfield, Vt. The bridesmaids included Kate Bond Bidstrip C’00 and Marie Thoma C’00, and Shaun Loughrey W’03 was a groomsman; other alumni at the wedding included Thomas Loughrey C’63 WG’66, Diane Loughrey GNu’77, and David Wilkerson C’98.

DeAnna Burns EAS’00 GEd’01 and Larry McAleer EAS’01 write, “After meeting our freshman year at Penn, we married on March 8, in fabulous Paris, Las Vegas. Aaron Prokopec EAS’01 was best man and the guests included Dr. John Linhart C’98 D’02, Maureen Zdanis GEd’01, Janine Lupo BE’01, Sara Shaughnessy C’01 EAS’01, Ian Glaser EAS’01, Elaine Budreck C’01, Dave Raimondo EAS’01, Tara Gray EAS’00, and Ryan Woodward EAS’00. Everyone had a blast in Las Vegas! We would like to thank everyone for coming and having fun. DeAnna is now a math teacher at Springfield Township (Pa.) High School and Larry is a third-year medical student at Temple University.”

Faith Dzurovcik C’00 became engaged to Peter McDevitt on May 6. She is pursuing a master’s of social work at Rutgers University and working for MultiCultural Community Services, where she facilitates visits between foster children and their biological parents and teaches a parenting skills class to teen mothers from the Newark area. He works for New Jersey Golf Headquarters, a chain of golf pro shops in the state. The wedding is planned for July 4, next year: Faith can be reached via e-mail at <>.

Jonathan Fenkel C’00 and Michele Sacks C’00 were engaged on May 3 in New York; they are planning a wedding for next May. He is entering his last year at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and was recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Fraternity. She started law school at Georgetown in August. She had been an analyst in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, and recently was “on-loan” from Goldman Sachs, doing pro-bono work at the 9/11 United Services Group, a not-for-profit organization coordinating the September 11th recovery efforts in New York.

Michelle Glickman C’00 and Eric Chudow EAS’02 GEng’02 are pleased to announce their engagement on June 1: a wedding is planned for June 2004. He works with computers, and she is about to begin her second year at Drexel Med.

Mollie Gordon C’00 recently became engaged to Ron Karni. She is a third-year medical student and he is a head and neck-surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis. A February wedding is being planned in Houston, where they are from.

Lauren Gurtman C’00 married Gavin Westerman C’99 on Aug. 10 in Great Neck, N.Y. Alumni in the bridal party included Allison Davis Starr C’00, Ilana Edelman C’00, and Abigail Kahn C’00. Alumni in attendance also included Jason Birke C’99, Alisa Cole C’00, David Gurfein C’98, Michelle Hammer Nu’99, David Kaufthal C’00, Arielle Epstein Keifer C’99, Moshe Koyfman C’00 W’00, Jessica Kushner C’00, Yael Neinstein C’00, Sarah Zimbler Shulkind C’00, Jennifer Sloan Holden C’00, Rafi Tare C’99, and Daniel Zarkowsky C’99 and Brooke Herman Zarkowsky C’99. Lauren and Gavin live in Manhattan, where she is a fashion publicist at Keri Levitt Communications and he will begin practicing law at Dewey Ballantine this fall.

Debra Kobrin C’00 will marry Daniel Levy this month at Temple Israel in New York. She is entering her third year at Fordham University, pursuing a dual-degree at its law school and the Graduate School of Social Service. He is entering his final year of rabbinical school at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and the Azrieli Institute, where he will receive a master’s in education. They plan to live in Manhattan. Alumni who plan to attend the wedding include Daniel’s uncle Dr. Warren J. Levy M’74 GM’78, Debra’s sister and matron-of-honor Dr. Rebecca Kobrin G’95 GEd’00 Gr’02, Ariel Bierbaum C’00, Melissa Chesnov C’01, Uriel Cohen C’01, Abigail Dauber C’01 G’01, Adina Fisher C’99, Ellie Schainker Glazer C’00, Talia Golubtchik C’00, Eric Gomberg W’93, Lytal Kaufman Grob EAS’00, Jason Herman C’99 W’99, Seth Isenberg C’01, Debra Kaplan Gr’06, Abigail Kra Nu’01, Atara Margolies C’00 GAr’04, Blayne Ross W’01, Malka Strasberg C’00, Mitchell Taragin GAr’00, Eric Tucker C’01, Devorah Rydzinski Wieder C’00 M’04, Matthew Wieder EAS’00, and Ayala Zoltan C’00. Debra can be e-mailed at <>.

Amy Koenigsberg C’00 <> e-mails, “Josh Remick C’00 and I got engaged on June 6! We were first introduced by our mutual friend, Courtney Zoffness C’00, during the fall of 1999. We reconnected at Homecoming 2000 and started dating shortly after. He is now a third-year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and I am a research data coordinator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York.”

Steve Singer C’00 married Jen Luftig on June 1 in Cambridge, Mass. The bridal party included Joel Siegel C’00, Shapir Rosenberg C’99, and Leora Botnick SW’04. Other Penn friends attending were Dan Kantor C’98 EAS’98, David Prager W’99, David Kellman EAS’00 W’00, Malka Strasberg C’00, Philip T. McNiff C’00, Andrea Brustein C’00, Steve Wind C’00, Dina Liebowitz C’00, Uri Cohen C’01, Seth Isenberg C’01, Dori Kamlet C’01, and Mikey Buckstein Gr’07 M’07. “‘The Red and Blue’ was proudly sung at the wedding—and there was much Penn shtick. Sheva Brachot were held in Boston and New York, followed by a honeymoon in Cancun. In July we moved to Tel Aviv for medical school.”

Allison Davis Starr C’00 married Jared Starr on May 17 at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, P.R. “The wedding weekend was full of fun events and celebrations, and the bride and groom looked beautiful and were so happy! The wedding party included Jamie Miles C’98 [who sent in this note], Amanda Wallen C’00, Brooke Agulnick W’00, and Lauren Gurtman C’00; other alumni there included Lauren Berger C’00, Jamie Lustbader C’00 and Loren Easton W’01, Jonathan Zucker W’98, and Gavin Westerman C’00. Ali and Jared currently live in San Juan. Congratulations to the happy couple.”

Erin Wyckoff C’00 writes she proudly accepted a marriage proposal from Peter Finelli W’01 on Friday, May 23, under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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01 Emily Lepler C’01 <> e-mails, “I am happy to announce my engagement last January to Dave Fisher: we are having a winter 2004 wedding in Northern California. I currently live and work in San Francisco.

Dr. Edward Mintz WG’01, founding president of Park Avenue Advisors Inc., a life-science-related strategic-consulting firm in New York, was elected in May to the advisory board of Glenthorne Capital Inc., the Philadelphia-based financial-advisory and investment-banking firm. Prior to founding Park Avenue Advisors, he was a member of the full-time faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Heather Roberts C’01 married Patrick Fisher EAS’01 on hot, humid June 14 at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Va. Among the wedding party were Erin Murphy C’01 and Chris Kessler C’01. Heather and Patrick took a week-long cruise to the exotic Western Caribbean before returning to their home in Silver Spring, Md.

Katie Strickland W’01 writes that she and Jill Zeldin EAS’01 W’01, Erica Labovitz W’01, Ellen Pellino W’01, Lori Pollan C’01 W’01, Aryeh Aslan W’00 C’01, Charlie Herschel C’01, Lauren Rothstein C’01, Adam Schiff C’01, Teddy Swigert C’01, and Katie Wood C’02 spent the Fourth of July weekend together in Santa Barbara, Calif. “We are proud to announce that none of us are currently engaged, pregnant, or changing jobs.”

Shira Widman W’01 <> e-mails, “After working as a trader at JP Morgan for two years, I decided to pursue a legal education and I am now in my first year at New York University School of Law.”

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02 Ariel Horn C’02 married Donny Levenson on July 3 at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, N.J., “in a beautiful ceremony beneath a turned-providently-blue-at-the-last-possible-minute sky. They were surrounded by Penn friends and family: mother-of-the-bride Dr. Susan Linker Horn CW’68, sister-of-the-bride Jordana Horn Marinoff C’95 L’99 [who sent in this note], brother-in-law-of-the-bride Nathan Marinoff L’98, uncle-of-the-bride Paul Linker W’72, cousins-of-the-bride Alex Unger C’85 and Lori Landew Unger C’84, and William Horn C’83, and friends Rose Muravchick C’04, Matt O’Dowd C’03, Alexis Sutherland C’02, Marin Feldman L’05, Jordana Levitsky C’02, Brandon Messina C’02, Jana Weiss EAS’02, Rachel Sherman C’02, and Robyn Badiner C’02. After honeymooning in Australia, Ariel and Donny are making their new home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.”

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03 Eileen Stephens WG’03 was selected to serve as a White House fellow for 2003-04.

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