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45 Jerry Zaslow W45 and his brothers Spencer Zaslow W47 and Arnold Zaslow W50 were each awarded the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category of lifetime achievement for the greater Philadelphia and central-eastern Pennsylvania area. For almost 60 years they have worked together in the family business, ATD-American Co., which was founded by their father in 1931. The brothers are now eligible for the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, to be announced in November. They have also been inducted as lifetime members of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. Based in Wyncote, Pa., the family firm is an international supplier of textiles, furniture, and safety and protective equipment.
47 A. Bruce Mainwaring C47, retired president of Micro-Coax Inc., was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in April. He is an emeritus trustee of the University and an emeritus member of the overseers of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Spencer Zaslow W47 see Jerry Zaslow W45.
49 Dr. A. Noam Chomsky C49 G51 Gr55 Hon84, the Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in April.
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57 Hon. Myrna Paul Field CW57 L63 GL72, administrative judge of the family division for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, in August was honored as Judge of the Year by the National Child Support Enforcement Association. This was in recognition of her efforts to improve the Family Courts child-support work with an amnesty program, a job-placement program, and better case management for child-support workers. She also established a Wednesday night court and satellite offices in the city. The administrative judge since Feb. 2002, she was elected to the Court of Common Pleas Court in 1991. Judge Field and her husband, Harris Baum, live in Philadelphia.
58 Dr. Alvino E. Fantini C58 is an emeritus professor at World Learnings School for Inter-national Training in Brattleboro, Vt., where he had been employed for the past 40 years. During his tenure he was involved in both intercultural communication and language education, working in the U.S. and abroad. He did research in both areas and published numerous articles and books. He also served on a national panel to develop the new National Foreign Language Standards for U.S. education. And he is a past-president of the professional society, the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research International, and recipient of its highest award. He continues to serve as an international consultant in language education and intercultural communication.
59 Martin Barr W59 writes that he has been retired from IBM since 1996 and continues to live in Lexington, Ky. He was recently honored with the Presidents Award of the Central Kentucky Jewish Federation in recognition of his work over the past years as president and chair of its annual campaign.
Dr. Henry Kressel WG59 Gr65, a managing director of the venture-capital management firm Warburg Pincus LLC, in July was elected to the board of the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. Chair of the Sarnoff Corporation, he is also a member of the board of the Stanford Research Institute. He and his wife, Bertha Horowitz Kressel, have two children, Dr. Aron Kressel of New York and Kim Ephrat of Israel, and seven grandchildren.
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60 Howard P. Cantor W60, a certified public accountant from Ramsey, N.J., was recently named an honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to his accounting practice, he is treasurer of the NIA Group, LLC, a large regional insurance agency based in Paramus. Currently president of the Ramsey Council, he is completing his sixth year as a councilman. He and his wife, Pam, have lived there for over 20 years; they have two married children and three grandsons.
Albert M. Tantala C60 CE61 was appointed to a second term on the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. He was also elected to the board of TF Financial Corp., a bank-holding company.
62 Bonnie Stein Squires CW62 G65 has been named chair of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. A board member there, she serves as vice-chair of its Jewish Film Festival.
64 Dr. James E. Allison C64 in May received the Distinguished Clinician Award of the American Gastroenterological Association. Retiring in 1998 after 24 years, he had served as a gastroenterologist and the assistant program director for internal medicine at the Kaiser Permanentes Oakland Medical Center in California. Since then he has served as a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and as a member of the gastroenterology division at San Francisco General Hospital. He has also been an adjunct investigator at Kaisers research division. Last year he received the Premier Physician Award from the Bay Area chapter of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. A national expert on screening for colon cancer, his research has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Gastro-enterology, and he is a peer reviewer for NEJM, Gastroenterology, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Michael B. Fein C64, Cherry Hill, N.J., an attorney in the intellectual-property department of the Delaware Valley law firm of Cozen OConnor, in June was honored for his pro-bono service with the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts. He also recently appeared in Philadelphia magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.
Lois Foster Hirt DH64 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has published the story of how her mother and stepfather met again and married at the ages of 81 and 83, after a 60-year separation. It is included in Small Miracles for FamiliesExtraordinary Coincidences That Reaffirm Our Deepest Ties, edited by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Lowenthal.
Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner C64 M68 Hon98 is professor of neurology and biochemistry and the founding director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of California at San Francisco. He was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his pioneering discovery of prions as a new biological principle of infection. In April he received the PNC 2004 Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in science and invention.
Richard Schaye W64, Lexington, Mass., writes [I] retired after 31 years in public education, the past 22 as principal of Wayland Middle School. After my wife and I served as Peace Corps volunteers in India from 1966 to 1968, we both became teachers and happily found our work niche in life. We are looking forward to our first grandchild in December. My immediate plans are to volunteer for the Kerry campaign. When the campaign is over, I hope to re-learn how to sleep later than 6:00 a.m., something I last did at Penn. I still remember fondly the teaching of A. Z. Rubinstein G50 Gr54, E. Digby Baltzell W39 Hon89, and Alexander Riasanovsky, each of whom inspired me to become a teacher despite my inauspicious start at the Wharton School.
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65 Margaret Conn Himelfarb CW65 writes that in May she received a masters in public health from Johns Hopkins University and has headed back to the workforce. Recognized with several awards for her diabetes-research education and advocacy, she successfully spearheaded a national campaign for a Diabetes Awareness postage stamp, which was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2001.
Norman MacAfee C65, New York, has edited with a commentary The Gospel According to RFK: Why It Matters Now, published in June by Westview Press. It is the only collection of speeches from Robert Kennedys 1968 Presidential campaign.
Rabbi Anita Steiner CW65 graduated in June from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa. Having made aliyah in 1975, she received a B.S.W. with honors from Bar-Ilan University in 1981 and then worked as a social worker in Israel for 20 years, most recently as coordinator of social services for Ethiopian Jews in Ashkelon. And she was an activist there in leftist politics, the feminist movement, and womens peace groups. With clinical pastoral training for her rabbinical degree she is poised to realize her dream of working again in Israel, but now in hospice chaplaincy and with battered women.
66 Richard Marker C66 and his wife, Mirele Goldsmith, have merged their consulting practices under the name Marker Goldsmith Advisors (www.markergoldsmith.com). His specialty is strategic philanthropy, and hers is program evaluation. They work with families, foundations, and grantmaking organizations. In addition, Richard has been named senior fellow at NYUs George Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy, where he also teaches.
67 Kenneth J. Artis C67 <email@example.com> was elevated to a 32nd-degree Mason on April 17.
Jonathan Kane W67 is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP and chair of its labor and employment group; he is resident in its Berwyn, Pa., office. In June he was elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.
Andrea Mitchell CW67, Washington, is the chief foreign-affairs correspondent for NBC News. In April she received the PNC 2004 Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in mass communications.
Dr. Regna D. Darnell G67 Gr69, is professor of anthropology and the founding director of the First Nations studies program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. She also serves as director of its Centre for Research and Teaching of Canadian Native Languages. In April she was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.
Dr. Richard A. Schwartz C67 has joined the Minneapolis intellectual-property law firm of Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth as a satellite patent attorney working in Virginia.
68 Andrew Jay Schwartzman C68 L71 is president and CEO of the Media Access Project a 30-year-old non-profit, public-interest law firm that represents the publics First Amendment rights before the FCC and the courts. He represents Prometheus Radio Project and other citizens groups in their appeal of last years FCC decision deregulating broadcast-media ownership rules, and presented arguments that convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to block the new rules from going into effect pending appeal. He is the first recipient of the Just Media Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in June by MediaRight and American Universitys Center for Social Media and the Independent Television Service. The award is to be given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the reform of media policy.
Dr. Joanne Stubbe CW68, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in April.
Barbara Weisberg CW68 writes, Im delighted to announce the publication of my book, Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism (Harper SanFrancisco). Part mystery, part ghost story and part cultural history, its a non-fiction look at the lives and times of the two charismatic young sisters who founded the Spiritualist movement in America in the 1840s. I received the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Fellowship for Creative Writers from the American Antiquarian Society to do research for the book, called a lively tale of a little-known slice of American history by Publishers Weekly. Before embarking on my search for the Fox sisters true story, I was a freelance television producer. I live with my stepchildren and my husband, the writer and television producer David Black, in New York.
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70 Dr. Theodore Kharpertian C70 is professor of English at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, N.J. His new book, a memoir of his father entitled Hagop: An Armenian Genocide Survivors Journey to Freedom, has been published by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (Belmont, Mass.). He also wrote A Hand to Turn the Time: The Menippean Satires of Thomas Pynchon. He lives in Montclair with his wife, Zoe, a professional wallpaper hanger; daughter, Kiara, a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College; and son, Devin (to whom Hagop is dedicated), a sophomore at Montclair High School.
71 Barry M. Abelson L71, Bryn Mawr, Pa., is chair of the executive committee and of the corporate and securities-practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. In June the Philadelphia chapter of the American Jewish Committee presented him with its 2004 Judge Learned Hand Award, which recognizes the contributions of outstanding members of the Philadelphia legal community who have distinguished themselves through their professional achievements, and their dedicated leadership and commitment to the community. He serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America, the Childrens Crisis Treatment Center, and Operation Warm, which distributed 50,000 coats to needy children in the Philadelphia area last winter. And in July he was elected to the board of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group; he will co-chair its mid-Atlantic venture conference next year. He also serves on the board of Penns Institute for Law and Economics. Barry is married to Robin Abelson and the father of four children.
Prof. Drew Gilpin Faust G71 Gr75 is dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the Lincoln Professor of History at Harvard University; in April she was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. She was the Annenberg Professor of History and director of the womens studies program at Penn until 2000.
Jeffrey R. Horowitz C71 L74 has been named interim president and chief executive officer of Danielson Holding Corporation, an American Stock Exchange-listed company with subsidiaries offering waste-to-energy services, barging and marine-construction and services, barge and boat manufacturing, warehousing services, and a variety of insurance products.
Ken Roemer Gr71 wrote in late June, Two weeks ago I became a grandpa for the second time: Kate Roemer arrived and completes my son Michaels happy Austin (Tex.) family of Kathy (wife) and Alex (big brother). Michael received a masters in Asian studies from UT Austin a month ago, and his big sister Vonnie married Jon Murad two months ago. A year ago my wife, Micki, took a job with the U.S. Dept. of Education as a general manager in Federal Student Aid, School Delivery Channel, FSA Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Channela nice concise government title that will no doubt change as bureaucracies morph! Im still teaching at UT Arlington. Since 2002 Ive published Michibata de Deatta Nippon (A Sidewalkers Japan) and Utopian Audiences: How Readers Locate Nowhere. Im completing the Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, and am president of the Society of Utopian Studies. So, Im enjoying a growing family, Im president of nowhere, and Im sleeping with a fed.
Robert Woodward C71 (aka Peanutbutter) has teamed up with Steven Weisz C78 GEd79 and his dance group, Music & Motion Dance Productions (www.music-and-motion.com). Their new piece, Illuminescence, will be performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival on Sept. 7, 8, and 14. From their press release: Under the artistic direction of Steven Weisz, light becomes the foundational element through which sculpture and movement arise and coalesce. This is the first collaborative effort between this young dance group and veteran Philadelphia sculptor, Peanutbutter/Robert Woodward. This original dance work is a lush fusion of colors, emerging to create an array of visual illusions while set to a mix of world electronica.
72 Andreas M. Georghiou W72 G76 writes, I have recently taken on the additional responsibility of president, Worldsat, an SES Global company engaged in the provision of satellite-communication services on a global basis. At the same time, I have maintained my responsibilities as a member of the management committee of the parent company in which I still hold the position of senior vice president, business operations. My wife of 30 years, Diane, and I live in New Hope, Pa. We have two grand children, Alexander and Andreas McKendry. Our children, Angella and Constantine, live nearby while our daughter, Lenia, has just graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Terri Jacobs Keville CW72, an attorney who practices in Los Angeles, in March became president of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Rempell D72, a dentist who has maintained a practice in Clifton, N.J., for almost 30 years, recently completed a term as president of the New Jersey Dental Association. He serves on the American Dental Associations council on dental benefits, and on the board of Donated Dental Services of New Jersey. He and his wife, Gail, live in Montville, and they have three children: Michael, who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Dawn, and son, Zachary; Pamela, who lives in Florida; and Lindsey, who is a student at George Washington University in Washington.
Gilbert S. Rothenberg C72, an attorney with the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has been appointed chief of the appellate section, which he joined in 1975. He is also an adjunct professor of law at American Universitys Washington College of Law. He lives in Fairfax Station, Va., with his wife, Lynn (a pastel artist), and son, Artie, a high-school freshman. When not enmeshed in tax-law controversies, Gilbert can be found on the golf course.
73 Janet Millenson CW73 has been elected president of the Maryland Ornithological Society, which was founded in 1945 and has nearly 2,000 members in 15 chapters. It compiles the official bird lists for Maryland and the District of Columbia, publishes a variety of books and periodicals, maintains sanctuaries, supports research, and offers programs and field trips for birders across the state.
74 Don Eckhart WG74 writes, I retired early this year from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, a non-partisan agency providing research and analysis for the Ohio General Assembly. I am now a candidate for the Ohio Senate, running as an Independent for the election on Nov. 2. My wife, Sue Ellen, and I have been married for 32 years, and we have two adult sons.
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John Livingston C75 was recently promoted to president of Tishman Construction Corporations eastern region, having served as the firms chief operating officer. He joined the company in 1994.
Dr. Louis E. Rossman D75 GD77, an endodontist in Center City Philadelphia and a clinical professor of endodontics at Penn Dental, was elected treasurer of the American Association of Endodontists in May. Louis and his wife, Val, have two children, Alexis Rossman C06 (20), and Benjamin (14), and live in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
76 Aldonna Ambler SW76, president and CEO of Ambler Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc., in Hammonton, N.J., presented a program, Blasting Past Plateaus, at the Womens Leadership Exchange Southern California Conference in August; she will also be a presenter at the groups Atlanta conference in September and the New York conference in November.
77 David W. Allen Jr. W77 and his family were one of three recipients of the Points of Light Foundations National Family Volunteer Award; he also received a Presidents Volunteer Service Award, silver level. He is president-elect of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance, chair of the governance committee for the Hamm Clinic (a mental health clinic in St. Paul that serves clients regardless of their ability to pay), and chair of the Bloomington (Minn.) Youth Coffeehouse Initiative, and he serves on the boards of Bloomington United for Youth and Advocates for Marketplace Options on Mainstreet. David is CEO of his own health-care consulting firm, PIE, Inc. (www.allenpie.com). His wife, Mary, and his sons Treb (21) and Matt (19) are also active volunteers. Treb begins studies at the University of Oxford in September for his junior year abroad from Williams College, and Matt has matriculated at Grinnell College in Iowa.
Jon Becker C77 in May completed a 230-mile kayak descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He lives in Boulder with his wife, Lynn Israel, and two sons, Jorin (13) and Avi (11), and operates SolarGlass Window and Door with his brothers David Becker W77 and Boone Becker.
Stuart Gold C77 writes, I am a partner in Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris, Discenza & Steinberg, P.C., in West Orange, N.J., where I specialize in commercial litigation and bankruptcy. My wife, Diana dAmbra, and I have two children: Emma, a high-school junior who is spending the summer at Penn, and Ben, a seventh-grader who became a bar mitzvah on June 19.
Vincent T. Lombardo C78, an assistant Ohio attorney general living in Cleveland, is the new president-elect of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association. A life member of the association, he is a 1981 graduate of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University.
Steven Weisz C78 GEd79 see Robert Woodward C71.
79 Sonia Delgado C79 GPU85, a government lobbyist with the firm Princeton Public Affairs Group, in June was appointed interim chair of the trustees of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also serves on the board of Presbyterian Homes. She lives in Hopewell with her husband and two children.
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80 Dr. Philip J. Kellman Gr80 is director of the Human Perception Laboratory and professor of cognitive science and psychology at UCLA. In April he delivered the 2004 Irvin Rock Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, which is named for one of the great vision scientists of the 20th century, and spotlights important research in the field of visual perception.
Kerry Scott Schuman W80, Jenkintown, Pa., a partner with the law firm of Jaffe, Friedman, Schuman, Nemeroff, Applebaum & McCaffery, P.C., in Elkins Park, was a presenter at the spring seminar on Title Insurance Claims and the Title Agent, sponsored by the Chicago Title Insurance Company and Ticor Title Insurance Company.
Bruce Vrana ChE80 GCh82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is pleased to report that his son, Robert, starts at Penn as a member of the Class of 2008, in the College. He graduated from Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del., where his sister, Laura, has completed her freshman year and has Ivy ambitions of her own. Bruce is still employed by DuPont as an in-house engineering consultant.
81 Deborah Livornese C81 <email@example.com> e-mails, After 21-plus years of living in Northern California, I returned to the East Coast with my husband, Bill Kuran, an engineer for the federal government, and daughter Olivia (three). Weve settled in Potomac, Md., and I am working as an attorney with a firm in D.C. specializing in food and drug law.
82 Scott Rothbort W82, president of LakeView Asset Management, LLC, which specializes in customized, separate-account investment management, and general partner of LakeView Investment Partners, L.P., is a frequent guest on Bloomberg Radio, as well as Bloomberg TV. He has also appeared numerous times on CNBCs Kudlow & Cramer, speaking on such market issues as McDonalds and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. His wife, Layni Horowitz Rothbort C82, is an attorney with an active real-estate practice in northern and central New Jersey. In her spare time she also doubles as a chauffeur to their five children, Cory (16), Danielle (14), Carly (11), Steven (10), and Adam (seven). Scott can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Layni can be reached at <LSRESQ1@yahoo.com>.
83 Bradley S. Daniels C83 WG89, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., has joined Rorer Asset Management, a Philadelphia-based investment-management firm, as a senior equity analyst who specializes in mid-cap stocks. Previously he was a research analyst and portfolio manager at Miller, Anderson & Sherred/Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
Gayle P. Levy C83 W83 has joined Edwards & Angell, a national law firm, as a partner in its insurance and reinsurance department in New York. Previously she was a partner at the law firm of Dewey Ballantine, LLP, where she practiced in the corporate-insurance and insurance-insolvency area for 15 years.
Bradford Hudson C84 married Caroline Coco in May. He is a development officer at Boston University and she is a stockbroker at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. Steven Saltzman W86 was an usher.
Richard A. Niesenbaum C84 Gr92 has been named chair of the biology department at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. An associate professor, he joined its faculty in 1993.
Ira B. Polikoff C84 W84 <email@example.com> e-mails, I recently relocated to London with my wife, Jacalyn, and our three children, Jack (nine), Benjamin (six), and Samantha (one). I continue to work for American Express, and am now CFO for the global-establishment services division based here in London. Having missed out on the junior-year-abroad opportunity, my family and I are now taking advantage of the location to experience the sites and history of the U.K. and the European continent.
Dr. Jerome R. Potozkin C84 and his wife, Dr. Monica Brar, have celebrated the birth of their second son, David; he joins 22-month-old Samuel to form the Potozkin team of Sam and Dave.
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85 Jacob C. Cohn C85, Cherry Hill, N.J., an attorney with the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen OConnor, spoke on Unraveling the Gordian Knot of Asymptomatic Asbestos Claimants at Mealeys Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference in June.
David Fialkoff C85 has written Stanley Newman Presents Quiz Show, which was published by Random House in July. A bona fide trivia buff, he was a contestant on Jeopardy! and one of the players on the very first episode of the American Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He describes the book as a collection of one-player trivia games specially designed for quiz-show fans.
Chris Mario C85 writes that a group of Penn friends gathered on Memorial Day weekend at his home in Wilmington, N.C., to celebrate the 40th birthday of S. Marc Meachem W87. They were Lisa Richardson C88, Dave Smith W85, Joe Harrison C85, Marylou Rowe C85, Linda Richardson C85, Liz King C87, and Heidi E. von B¸low C85 and Fritz von B¸low C85 G92. The Penn flag flew in the background.
86 Jonathan C. Beard C86 writes, In a gulfside wedding at Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., I married the lovely and talented Jennifer A. Turner, on Oct. 12, 2002. And, we announce the birth of our son, Jadon, in January. He joins my seven-year-old daughter, Kailey, in our happy household. I am still working (eighth year) as president and CEO of Columbus Compact Corporation, a nonprofit community-development corporation.
Larry D. Gasteiger C86 writes, I am pleased to report that I have been named legal adviser to the Hon. Joseph T. Kelliher, a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington. I advise him on electric, natural-gas, and hydropower policy issues.
Coleman ODonovan C86 reports the birth of Finn Patrick ODonovan on March 13; he joins his brother Liam (eight) and two sisters, Maeve (six) and Molly (five).
Dr. Kenneth A. Kaplan C87 lives in East Brunswick, N.J., with his wife, Dr. Deborah Goldberg Kaplan, a clinical child psychologist and their two children, Samuel Alexander (four), and Hannah Rose (two). He is in private practice in otolaryngology with Advanced Otolaryngology Associates, also in East Brunswick.
Esther Schlessinger-Mita C87 GEd88 writes that, Roy Mita, and my son, RJ, welcomed a new addition, Ilena Hartley, on July 11, 2003. I am also now working part-time with the Council for Relationships (formerly the Penn Council for Relationships), as a psychologist in the Paoli and Lionville, Pa., offices.
Peter C. Wu EAS87 has joined the faculty in the surgery department at the University of Washington, and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound, after completing surgical-oncology fellowships at the University of Chicago and National Cancer Institute. During that time he received the SSO James Ewing Oncology Fellowship to support his research in novel treatments of advanced GI cancers. He and Lily Lee Wen Su L93 live in Issaquah, Wash., with their five-year-old daughter, Cameron, two-year-old son, Brandon, and six-year-old Samoyed, Pooh. They can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
88 Jonathon Ament C88 has received his doctoral degree from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. He is currently senior project director in the research department for United Jewish Communities. He and his wife, Amy, live in Riverdale, N.Y., and are the very proud parents of Ezra David and Joshua Ilan, born on March 3, 2003. Raising brand new Chicago Cub fans in New York has been challenging, but rewarding!
Dr. Sue Carver C88 and her husband, Ed Wile, are proud to announce the birth of Lucy Greta Wile on April 6. Sue, Ed, Lucy, and big brother Ethan live in Oceanside, N.Y., and look forward to hearing from old friends at <email@example.com>.
Marci Cohen W88 and Jonathan Vinson Gr95 proudly announce the birth of their first child, Graham Ivan Vinson, on May 18. Marci is a multimedia librarian at Northbrook (Ill.) Public Library, and Jack is a knowledge-management consultant with Knowledge Jolt, Inc. They live in Evanston.
Randi Dorman C88 and Rob Paulus welcome the arrival of their first child, Skye Victoria Paulus; she was born on June 10 in Tucson, Ariz., and weighed 6 lbs. We are mesmerized by her every move, and are having a ball with her!
Brett Dorny EAS88 W88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that after many years in large Boston law firms, he recently opened his own law practice in Central Massachusetts. A registered patent attorney, he practices in all aspects of intellectual-property law.
Marc Levy W88 writes that he folded his direct-marketing firm in the aftermath of 9/11, and is now working as an electricians helper. He can be reached at <email@example.com>.
John Timperio C88 in June joined the law firm of Dechert LLP as a partner in its finance and real-estate group; he is based in the Charlotte office. Previously he was a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw.
89 Mary Bossart Halfpenny C89 see John P. Halfpenny C88.
Ann-Gail Bregianes Hult W89 and her husband, Fred, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Jane Hult, on March 28. She looks just like her big brother, George (two). Hopefully that will change with time. Ann-Gail cant wait to take a field trip to Penn to show her children the old alma mater and give them something to strive for.
Howard S. Krooks L89 e-mails, I have been elected to serve as chair of the New York State Bar Associations elder-law section for the 2004-05 term. I have been practicing elder law since 1991 at Littman Krooks LLP in New York and White Plains. I live in Westchester County with my wife, Robin, and three children, Gavin (six), Jocelyn (three), and Noah (one), along with our two Labrador retrievers, Monte and Roxy. Please feel free to catch up at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Andrew London G89 Gr93, Syracuse, N.Y., is an associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. In June he was awarded a 2004 Vision Fund grant that supports new academic initiatives and faculty innovation at the small project or course level. The project, requested by the Syracuse University Senate, involved a regional conference and a faculty reading seminar to lay the groundwork for a proposed minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies at Syracuse.
Suzy Kahn Weinberg C89 <email@example.com> e-mails, I live in Chicago, my hometown, with my husband, Jeff, an aspiring real estate mogul, and our three terrific kids, Shulie (six), Molly (four), and Aidan (one). After receiving an M.S. in marketing communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, I worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and then became a full-fledged video producermy true passionfor a small creative local company. Im now home full time, when not at Costco, Target, or driving carpool. I keep in touch with dear friends from Penn: Nancy Lataif Ruiz C89, Karyn Fell Taeyaerts C89, Christopher Cook C89, Catherine White Murphy C89 GEd92, Karen Palmer Brown Nu89, and Rosanna Bermejo Espaillot C89. Im determined to get us all to our 20th Reunion in five years!
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90 Ira Aaron Apfel C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Gina Kim are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Isabel Marks Apfel; she was born on May 7 in Washington, and weighed 7 lb. 12 oz. Sophie (who will be four on Nov. 16) is very pleased to have a little sister.
Alex Feldman C90 wrote in June, After a great 18 months at CNBC, I have decided to move on. My last day was June 4. I absolutely loved my time at CNBC and being back in Asia. My decision to leave was one of the hardest of my life thus far, and I will be forever grateful. In the short time I was at CNBC, we accomplished quite a lotsubscribers grew by 21 percent and affiliate sales revenue grew by 17 percent, despite SARS last year. While there were lots of significant accomplishments (including launching CNBCs first streaming and first mobile deals), and we were able to renew all key contracts that expired during my tenure, I was most honored to be a part of the CNBC team that negotiated the deal and then launched the MGM movie channel in Greater China and Southeast Asia. The fact that I was able to work with old friends at MGM Networks made it even more rewarding. I look forward to watching CNBC and MGM continue to grow in the years to come. I certainly will miss Asia, the TV industry, and all my great friends from the last 11 years in the region. Hopefully, my new role will give me a chance to continue to stay in touch and work with many of you. However, at the end of the day, I was offered a fantastic opportunity to grow and learn which I could not turn down. As of June 14, I will be joining the U.S. Department of State in Washington as coordinator for international information programs, which carries the rank of a U.S. assistant secretary of state. My major focus will be to try to positively influence the way the world perceives Americaa job that is not getting any easier. I will have the support of almost 300 full-time and 100 contract staff in Washington. I am honored to serve my country in this important role which will surely impact my friends outside the U.S. in the years to come.
Dr. Reiko Maki Fitzsimonds C90 Gr95 was recently promoted to associate professor of physiology in the Yale Medical School where she had been an assistant professor. And Patrick Fitzsimonds C95 recently left Deutsche Bank in New York and joined UBS Investment Bank as an associate director. They live in Connecticut with their beautiful daughters, four-year old Sonoe Elizabeth (Sonni) and two-year old Sophia Katherine (Fia). Reiko and Patrick would love to hear from any old Penn friends at <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Paul Pasles C90 writes, On June 12, the Mount Laurel (N.J.) Public Library dedicated a garden plaza in honor of Steve Wolownik C68, [who] founded and directed the Penn Balalaika Orchestra for many years, and was a reference librarian at the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School. The ceremony to dedicate Steves Garden was set to music, of course. Many of the orchestra alumni and other friends of Steve performed in his honor at the memorial, including Jennifer Geiger C90, Elliot Borgman C71, Martha Von Rosenstiel CW72, Serge Rogosin, Donna Skarbo Sensor C90, Carmen Valentino, Alan Zemel C76 G76 and Marlis Zemel, Edythe Fein, Sue Anderson, and Ricci Dichter. Penn Balalaika alumni who are interested in hearing about future gatherings should contact Rick Heald <email@example.com>.
Erinn Sitner Salaman W90 and her husband, Mitchell, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Ryan Scott, on Oct. 11, 2003. Big brother A.J. is so excited to finally have a little brother to play with.
Daniel W. Simcox C90 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll PC as a shareholder in its financial-institutions and real-estate section.
Brian Jay Ward C90 and Travis Neighbor Libby Ward C90 G90 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Aislin Isabelle Ward. She was born on May 9, Mothers Day, at 10 lbs. and 1 oz. She received an enthusiastic welcome from elder daughter, Lila, who is now three years old. Brian is an architect at Niles Bolton Associates in Atlanta and Travis is editor of Home, a quarterly design edition of Atlanta magazine.
91 Duchess Harris C91, chair and associate professor of American studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., has been granted tenure; she has taught there since 1998. Her area of interest is 20th-century African-American political history.
Nagle CGS91 <Jill@GetPublished.com>
is delighted to announce the birth of her third book, How to Find
an Agent Who Can Sell Your Book for Top Dollar: Jills Guerilla Tips
and Tricks, which is also her first book to come out initially
in electronic format (www.FindTheRightAgent.com).
This newest addition to Jills cyber-shelf comes almost exactly a
year after her first childlabors of love, both. What mother has
time to write
Christine Turner White C91, and her husband, Colin are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, a son, named Duncan John White, born on April 24 and weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 oz. Mom will be enjoying maternity leave this summer at their home in Wakefield, Mass., and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ellen Zeisler C91 writes, After working as public defender in Brooklyn for three years, I married Jonathan Barnard and moved to London. We met at Penn when he was an exchange student from the University of Edinburgh. I am now qualified as a lawyer in England where I practice white-collar criminal defense. Jonathan and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Olivia Grace Barnard, on Feb. 11.
92 Mike Guastella C92 and his wife, Beth, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katie, on Feb. 7, 2003. They moved a few blocks north and live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan near Central Park. Mike also recently accepted a promotion to vice president of strategy and development at TD Waterhouse Investor Services. He would love to hear from friends at <email@example.com>.
Jay R. Halbert W92 and his wife, Randi, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Alex Benjamin, on May 31. Big sister Melanie Paula (almost three) is learning to accept that we arent going to return him. The family lives in the Philadelphia suburbs and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Alexander F. Hoffman C92 e-mails, My wife, Allison Chausmer Hoffman, and I are now the proud parents of our first child, Noah Simon, who was born May 18, weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs. 3 oz. His grandfather, Dr. Stephen Hoffman C62 M66, has already anointed him as a Phillies fan, which explains his fussy behavior. Despite having two Ph.D.s in the house, were pretty much finding what every new parent finds: the kid runs the show! We can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Kimberly Killmer Hollister EAS92 GEng96 Gr99 e-mails, My husband, Jim, and I are very happy to announce the birth of our first child, Russell James, on Feb. 29, our Leap Year baby. We are living in Denville, N.J. I was recently promoted to associate professor at Montclair State University. We can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Daryl Michalik C92 e-mails, Ive been living in beautiful San Francisco for the last five years after escaping from the rat race in Manhattan. Im currently working for Owl Marketing, Inc. (www.owlmarketing.com), which helps small online businesses do more marketing with less time and money by providing Web-based marketing software including, AdWatch ad tracking. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Jim Om C92 and Jennifer Pico Om C93 are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Penelope, on June 11. We picked the name because Penel comes from the Hebrew word meaning in the presence of God. She joins big brother P.J. (four) and sister Phoebe (two) in our ever-growing family. Our new church, the River Church of New Jersey, is also growing and developing a rich spiritual community, for which we praise God. We would love to hear from friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
93 Ann Dushane C93 e-mailed in early July, I have lived in eight different cities, including several in France, since leaving Penn. I spent eight years with MCI in a number of different roles all across the U.S. In April I graduated from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, where I received the highest award bestowed on a graduating student, the Lt. General Barton K. Yount Award, for character, scholarship, and accomplishment most closely resembling that of the founder of Thunderbird. I am now in the oil industry in Tulsa, Okla., working as the international IT project manager for Baker Hughess Centrilift division. I will be traveling all around the world, starting off with China in July and Dubai in August. I would love to hear from long lost friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jonathan Goldstein C93 L05 and his wife, Julia Goldstein, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katharine Wood Goldstein, on June 7. They live in Center City Philadelphia.
Elissa Laitin EAS93 started Run-Against Bush.org, a grassroots political committee, with several friends in January. She e-mailed in early July, We have thousands of people running and walking in our t-shirts in all 50 states, with the goal of raising money and political awareness in order to elect a new president. With $150K raised in six months, we are making plans to make major donations in several swing states. She would love to hear from friends and interested runners at <email@example.com>.
Richard Allen Martineau C93, along with his wife, Michele, and their son, Michael Richard (a Penn hopeful) proudly announce that the family will be expecting another addition sometime in November. Alumni sharing in their excitement are Richards parents, Allen Laureat Martineau C65 and Diane Sturtevant Martineau DH65. Richard is senior implementation analyst for Quadramed, Inc., and Michele is webmaster for the Lehigh Cement Company. Together they run Logical-E Web Design, a Web-design consulting business. Contact Rich, Michele, and Michael at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Allison Bieber McKibben C93 and Jeffrey McKibben W93 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Morgan Jules McKibben, on April 19. Allison started her own executive-recruiting firm, The McKibben Group, in 2002, specializing in searches for private-equity firms and hedge funds. Jeff is a principal at Odyssey Investment Partners, a private-equity firm. They live in New York and would love to hear from Penn friends at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Brian C. Newberry C93 e-mails, In May I announced my run for the Rhode Island state senate. Im taking on an entrenched incumbent, so it will be a difficult challenge, but I look forward to the campaign. Id like to thank my fellow alums, too numerous to name, who have donated money and also Valerie Blassey EAS94, who spent many hours creating the graphic design for my literature. Anyone interested in learning more, please check out (www.BrianNewberry.org).
Jennifer Pico Om C93 see Jim Om C92.
Sheila Saegh W93 and David Henretta happily wed on June 26 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. At the wedding were Sam Saegh EAS01 W01, Elizabeth Bernard C92, Amy Schneidman Bloom C93, Emily Harrison Ginsburg C93, Katie Gitelson C93, Gretchen Weiss Oatman C93, Meredith Prevor C93, Holt Price C93, Grant Rippetoe W94, Allison Lane Rubler C93, Alec Thomson C93, Ed Ware C94, and Colby Zintl C93. Sheila and David live in Chicago, where she practices law with the firm of Jones Day.
Samir S. Shah C93 writes, I am currently a pediatrician and infectious-diseases specialist at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. My book, Pediatric Complaints and Diagnostic Dilemmas: A Case-Based Approach, was recently published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. It uses cases of actual patients to teach physicians how to think through common complaints (such as cough or back pain) and how to recognize when the complaint is a warning of a more serious disease process. The reader has the opportunity to review the patients photos or MRIs or X-rays in an attempt to make the diagnosis before we give the answer. This approach is the one used by Dr. Lisa Sanders for the Sunday New York Times, except that this book attempts to teach physicians and students rather than the general public.
Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro C93 and her husband, Jeff, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Hannah, on March 22. She was born at 6 lbs. 15 oz., and was 19 1/2 inches long. I am back at work as the advancement systems manager at the Chemical Heritage Foundation part-time and am loving being a mom to my beautiful little girl! I look forward to hearing from any classmates or bandos at <email@example.com>.
Lily Lee Wen Su L93 see Peter C. Wu EAS87.
Susan Stone Wilbanks W93 and her husband, Dylan Wilbanks, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Annabel Charlotte, on April 6 in Seattle. Susan had to have labor induced because of gestational hypertension, and she endured four grueling days of contractions before the baby finally took the hint. It was hell at the time, but Annabel is worth it. And besides, Susans yet to meet any woman who can top her labor story. She is now at home with Annabel and her other baby, Wilbanks Communications, a freelance-writing business specializing in resumes and cover letters; she can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
94 Jennifer Herman Clair C94 writes, I wanted to write to announce the success and expansion of my business, Home Cooking (www.homecookingny.com), which offers private in-home cooking classes to students in the Manhattan area. The business has been so successful that I have recently had to add three additional culinary instructors to my growing list of employees. While I didnt pass through Wharton (except a Marketing 101 class) in my time at Penn, I am now getting a crash course in business every single day.
Menno Ellis W94 e-mails, Last year I married Keri Heye in Dallas, Tex. Alumni attending were Allan Hong W94, Marc Ernaga W93, Jaime Quintanilla W94, Francis Cueto W93, Marta Pernas C94, and Nelson Tao W94. I also recently made a career change: I joined the marketing-strategy consulting firm Achenbaum, Bogda Associates (www.abaconsulting.com) as a partner in Dallas. After five years with A.T. Kearneys strategy practice I decided to move to a smaller, more entrepreneurial group that would allow me to further concentrate on marketing and revenue-growth consulting. I can be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Robert Maitner Jr. GPU94 e-mails, I am still working for IBM Business Consulting Services, and was promoted this past spring to managing consultant. I work in federal financial-management consulting, and recently had an article accepted for publication in the Association of Government Accountants Journal of Government Financial Management. My partner, Troy Prinkey C95, and I just bought a new house in Chattanooga, Tenn. He defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Virginia in April, and has accepted a Spanish faculty position at the University of the South in Sewanee. We are very excited about our new home, but still miss Charlottesville after being there for eight years. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Heather Peikes C94 V98, a board-certified veterinary dermatologist in New York, earlier this year opened a new practice, Animal Allergy and Dermatology. People laugh when you mention dogs have allergies, but when you have a dog with allergiesand its sleeping with you and up all night, licking its paws, itching, and keeping you up, its not good for the dog and its not good for you. Though most of her patients suffer from allergies, she also treats chin acne (common in boxers and mastiffs) and sunburn (hairless Chinese Cresteds).
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: MAY 13-14, 2005
95 Janet Chin C95 GPU00 married Dr. Albert Chen M97 on Feb. 14. The ceremony was held in Valley View Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Ariz., and the reception was held at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale. Several Penn friends and family attended, including bridesmaid Judy Kuo C95, brother-in-law John Adams GAr94, brother-in-law Rick Yee WEv99, Dr. Henry Shih M97, Jessica Yin Gerena C95, Susan Lee Chen C95 and Michael Chen EAS93, Sue Yu Yim W93, Alice Yang Ho Nu93 GNu97, Norbert Hsu C94 W94, Vivian Wu C94 W94, Daniel Lin W94, Erwin Chen C95, Ingrid Shih W95, Dr. Daniel Leung D95 GD98, Dr. Frank Shic C94 and Vivian Yang Shic C96, Cynthia Lam Chen C96, and Angela Wong C96. Al is currently an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, working as a general surgeon at Luke AFB in Arizona. Janet is working as an education program specialist at the Arizona Department of Education in Phoenix. They would love to hear from Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Richard Chow W95 WG01 married Rebecca Brian C02, the daughter of Dr. Donna Brian GNu89 Gr96 on May 30 in Bensalem, Pa.. The bridal party included Norbert Hsu C94 W94 and Deborah Eng C02. Penn guests included Anthony Cheng C07, Vivian Wu C94 W94, Grace Ho EE93 and Gary Mui EAS93 W93, Susan Lee Chen C95 and Michael Chen EAS93, Jessica Lee W96, Janet Chin Chen C95 GPU00, Matthew Kratter EAS95 W95, Josielyne Pacifico Lau C95, Jason Mahoney WG01, Amitabh Godha WG01, Keith Johnson WG01, Jason Springer WG01, Derek Chin WG01, Gabriella Wortmann G01 WG01, Alexandra Cambouris C03, Christie Flemming W02, Dora Kravitz C03, Kate Moore Norris C02, Sandra Rizkalla C02, Jen Tsai C02, Josh Chekofsky W01, Lina Kuterman Nu02, Brett Danaher GrW08, Stephen Hochheiser C76, and Michael Watson, Wharton staff. Richard wrote, We enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in the South Pacific, traveling between Tahiti and New Zealand, and currently live in New York.
Lindsay Gruber Dunham C95 and her husband, Chris Dunham, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, John Wyatt Dunham, who was born in New York on March 1. Wyatt (he is called by his middle name) is eagerly looking forward to visiting the Penn campus soon.
Patrick Fitzsimonds C95 see Dr. Reiko Maki Fitzsimonds C90 Gr95.
Jessica Fuller Nu95 and her husband, James Piggott, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Aiden James. He was born in October last year, and joins big brother Jacob, who is three.
Erica Sandler Gross C95 and Dr. Aaron Gross C95 welcomed with love their daughter, Ava Madeline, on Nov. 25. Ava had her naming ceremony in May, which was attended by Marci Rosenfeld Hertzog C95 and Adam Hertzog C95. Other proud alumni sharing in the joy include Avas great aunt Michele Alperin CGS78, cousin Rebekah Grossman G99, and great-great aunt and uncle Sarah Nagle Grossman CW47 and Morton Grossman W47. Aaron is a dentist in Hamden, Conn., and Erica is manager of sales strategy at ESPN, Inc. They live in Woodbridge, Conn., and would love to hear from their Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Gwenn Kalow C95 married Dr. Andrew Fallis on May 30 in New York. Alumni attending included bridesmaid Amy Sykes Dosik C94, and Doug Hodis C93, Christopher Wilkes C97, and Erin McGrath C95. I am still working as an associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York, and Andrew practices family medicine in New York.
Gabriele Marcotti C95 married Jennifer Burgess on May 29 at the Castello Durini in Alzate Brianza, Italy. Alumni attending included Brian Erling W95, Tony Estrella EE95 WG02, Kathy Nguyen Lomotan C97, Alissa Kaye C95, and Garry Khasidy W95 and his wife, Miriam Chikvashvili Khasidy L03. Gabriele and Jennifer live in London where he is an author, radio broadcaster, and columnist for The Times.
Troy Prinkey C95 see Robert Maitner Jr. GPU94.
Leslie Finkelstein Rosen C95 <email@example.com> e-mails, My husband Alan and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our third son, Leo, on Sept. 17, 2003. He joined big sister Lily and big brother Aidan who turned three in May. I am still working as an attorney doing per-diem work, and we are all living happily in Harrison, N.Y.
Paul Shrater W95 writes, I am proud to announce the launch of a company started and run by my familyI am assisting with the marketing and warehousingcalled Minimus (www.minimus.biz). It has hundreds of individual travel-sized items for travel, camping, home, desk, purse, care packages, first-aid kits, and more. Take a look, make a purchase, if so inclined, and let me know any feedback about the siteand please, pass this along or tell your friends.
Peter C. Spier C95 is thrilled to announce his marriage to Dr. Kristi Kozlov Spier on July 21 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago. Alumni attending the wedding included Dr. Federico Rossi C95, Ed Schnitzer C94 and Cindy Horesh Schnitzer C96, Jeff Smith W94, Stacey Sarfatti C96, and Alyson Littman C95. Peter is a commercial real estate and finance attorney with Pedersen & Houpt in Chicago and serves on the board of the Jewish Council for Youth Services, and Kristi is an ophthalmic surgeon with Lakeshore Eye Associates in Chicago. Peter would love to hear from his classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Neil Boyden Tanner GPU95, a senior associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Alessandro M. Barzaghi GL03, a visiting foreign attorney with the firm, were members of the organizing committee of a May meeting in Philadelphia of LAssociation Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (the International Association of Young Lawyers).
Jonathan Vinson Gr95 see Marci Cohen W88.
Elizabeth Needham Waddell C95 and Perry Waddell are happy to announce their marriage on Aug. 16, 2003, in Clemson, S.C. They live in New York. She received a Ph.D. in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City.
96 Alexis Bennett C96 announces her engagement to Adam Rosenfeld which took place on April 17 in the beautiful gardens of Chanticleer in Wayne, Pa. A spring wedding is planned. She recently completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and will be working as an adjunct instructor at Bryn Mawr College and as a staff psychologist at Bryn Mawrs Child Study Institute. He works as the applications and productivity manager for the TIP/modular-space division of GE. They live in Havertown.
Shari Bart Gottlieb C96 G97 and Daniel Gottlieb are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Diana Natasha, on Feb 11. Shari continues to work as a graphic designer from their home in Norwalk, Conn.
Jorie Green Mark C96 is happy to announce the June publication of her first book, Bride in Overdrive (St. Martins Griffin). A chronicle of bridal mania following her engagement to Barry Mark C93, it is a hysterical memoir of one brides march toward marital bliss, and a tender look at the fears and joys that come to the surface as the big day approaches. A must-read for any bride whos given serious thought to what kind of underpants she should wear on her big day. Much of the book is set on Penns campus. To read an excerpt visit (www.brideinoverdrive.com).
Dr. Alyssa Rheingold C96 <email@example.com> and her husband, Benjamin Jones, announce with love the birth of their baby girl, Saffron Nina, on June 10.
Suzie Roth C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that she and Max Greenhut C96 <email@example.com> recently celebrated their 10th anniversary: Woo-hoo! Her Santa Monica multimedia design firm, Suzie Roth Design, is beginning its fourth year. Max is working in corporate communications for a technology company and recently completed the second draft of his first novel.
Mark J. Thompson WAM96 was appointed director general of the BBC in May. Having worked there for some 23 years, he left in 2001 to become CEO of Channel 4, a commercial network. In an interview on the announcement he said, I joined this organisation as a trainee in 1979, and if anyone had told me then that Id be sitting here as the director general Id have laughed in their faces.
Craig Wellen C96 W96 and Carrie Wellen are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Lara Hailey, on April 27. They live on the Upper East Side in New York. Craig is a vice president with SG Barr Devlin, an investment-banking boutique that focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the utility sector, and Carrie is a speech-language pathologist in private practice.
Albert Chen M97 see Janet Chin C95 GPU00.
Tom Foley C97 wrote in July, I am getting married on Aug. 1 to Jennifer Newman in Short Hills, N.J. I am currently director of human resources for P&O Ports, a global marine terminal operator. I recently spent some time on an international assignment in Manila, and will be leaving for another assignment in Sydney at the end of the year.
Katie Hort C97 writes, I married James Clement at New Yorks The Water Club on June 5, and am currently working as a district attorney in the Bronx.
Dr. Shahin Kazemi GD97 and Dr. Jennifer Lee Kazemi C97 D00 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Armeen Lee Kazemi, on March 30 in Philadelphia.
Jonathan King C97 EAS97 see Lori Werfel King EAS99 W99.
Elisa Behar Lemmer C97 L00 and Graeme Lemmer EAS97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Zachary David, born on March 30, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz., and measuring 18.75 inches. Zach and his parents live in Miami, where Elisa is an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, and Graeme is a senior project manager at JM Family Enterprises; they married on August 13, 2000, at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach. They would love to hear from old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Julia Loscalzo C97 will marry Joseph Giordano on July 30 in Boston. After meeting five years ago at Boston University studying for their MBAs, they now live in Boca Raton, Fla. She is working on the account-management side of a small advertising agency. Joe works in Fort Lauderdale as a director of institutional bond sales for Countrywide Securities. Julia sends a big hug to all her Penn friends, and would love to see any alumni who are in the area and catch up with those she hasnt talked to in a while <email@example.com>.
Mark Pennesi EAS97 writes, I recently graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. I am moving to San Diego for a year for an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital. After that I will start my residency in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Justin Piergrossi W97 and Amy Hoopes Piergrossi C97 happily announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Marie, on Feb. 26. She took her first trip to Disneyworld in May and was christened in June. Attending were godmother Gretchen Eschbacher Koch W97 and Damon Clemow C97 WG04. Justin, Amy, and Ella live in San Francisco, where he is head basketball coach at Skyline College and Amy is a senior marketing manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery.
98 David A. Brown EE98 W98 married Rhea Coblentz on May 25, 2003, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Alumni attending the wedding included Matthew Sabbatino EAS99, Cory Cresiski C98 EAS98, Alfonso Chang EAS98, Tony Hsu W98 WG04, Michael Chao C98, Konrad Gruson C98, Jason Pike W98 WG05, Carol Ying C99 W99, Namita Penugonda GAr98, and Laurie Nestler-Williams C97. David is a finance manager with Verizon Wireless and Rhea is a television producer with NBA Entertainment. They live in South Orange, N.J., and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Melissa Donald C98 and Matthew Melton are happy to announce their engagement. They are planning to marry in May in Philadelphia, and look forward to celebrating with many Penn friends. Matt and Mel live and work in Manhattan, and became engaged earlier this spring in their favorite place, Vail, Colo. They love to hear from friends at <email@example.com>.
Colleen Kelly Finegan C98 and Michael Finegan are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kelly Elizabeth, on May 27 at 12:06 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. They live in Drexel Hill, Pa. A speech therapist, Colleen started her company, Speech and Language Associates, in January, and Michael works for Lower Merion Township.
Sheba Karim C98 married Faisal Ansari on May 29 in Parsippany, N.J. Alumni attending included Rahim Rahemtulla C98, Abeer Hoque W95 G99, Arsal Ahmad C97, Manisha Ahuja Sethi C98 and Neil Sethi C97, Cynthia Kueppers C98, Emily Thompson C98, Arun Agarwal W97, and Melissa Chadwick Dunn WG98 and Brian Dunn WG97. Sheba and Faisal continue to live in New York.
Dr. Joel Laudenbach D98 GD04 writes that in July he was appointed director of geriatric dentistry at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He maintains his private practice in oral medicine in Center City Philadelphia.
Meredith Peters C98 got engaged to Chris Hale on June 19. Just days before her 28th birthday, and unbeknownst to her, Chris conspired with her friends to postpone her birthday celebration and took her on a surprise trip to the Jersey Shore, where he proposed. They will get married in late 2005, most likely September, in New York. (This note was sent in by Alli Feldman C98.)
Rena Sichel Rosen C98 and Jason Rosen welcomed their first child, Benjamin Miles Rosen, on Nov. 9, 2003. He was born at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 21 inches. We live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where Benjamin is quickly getting to know every playground in the neighborhood.
Ilana Santiago C98 married Itay Reiss at the Beverly Hills Hotel on May 30. Wedding-party alumni included her mother, Janet Kramer Santiago CW66 GEd67, her sister and maid-of-honor Consuelo Santiago C94 L97, and bridesmaids Jaime Blanc C98 and Amanda Cohen C99. Other alumni who celebrated with them include Ilanas cousin Bonnie Weiser Brauer WG92, Sue Kim C98, Amy Kroll C98, P.J. Lewis C99, Liz Camp C98 and Tivon Moffitt C98, Ginny Friedman C94, Jeffrey Gelb M92, and Jeff Golenberg C91. Ilana and Itay live in Los Angeles, where she runs Ottie Inc. (actress Allison Janneys company), and he is a talent agent at United Talent Agency. Ilana can be reached at <Ilanasantiago@yahoo.com>.
James T. Tucker GL98 GrL01 is an attorney with Bryan Cave LLP in Phoenix, Ariz., and a member of its labor and employment client service group. An adjunct professor at Arizona State Universitys Barrett Honors College, in July he was elected to a two-year term on the board of the Arizona State University Alumni Association and to a one-year term as president of the Barrett chapter.
Sarah Weinstock-Blum C98 and Michael Blum C98 proudly announce the birth of Susan Margery, a sister to Hannah Gabrielle. We are living in Englewood, N.J. Michael is currently an analyst at Wachovia Securities and Sarah teaches seventh-grade English at a local private elementary school.
Lori Werfel King EAS99 W99 married Jonathan King C97 EAS97 on May 22 on Long Island. Alumni in the wedding party included Laurel Siegel Landau C98, Caryn Silverman C00, Brian Werfel C97 and Sandi Shurgin Werfel C97, Eric Werfel C03 EAS03, Dana Zelman C98, and Ken Zide C97 GGS98. Other alumni attending included Stefanie Allister C00, Paul Bannister EAS98, Brian Bohr C96, Samara Churgin C97, Jeremy Diringer EAS97 and Judy Silver Diringer C97, Alyssa Eisner C98, Scott Engelman W97, Amy Fan C99, Kathy Frenck C97, Dan Goodman EAS99 W99, Robyn Guest W98, Cheryl Harmelin C98, Meryl Horowitz C98, Scott Horowitz C96, Lisa Johnson C99, Jeremy Kalan EAS99 W99, Brian Kaplan W97, Brad Karmiol EAS97 W97, Jodi Kimelstein W98, Jeanne Levin C96, Diane Lewis C00, Holly Fogle Lieberman W96 and Jeff Lieberman EAS96 W96, Shane Lipson EAS98 W98 GEng98, Lauren Mann C97, Erik Marth W96, Fran McCloskey C97, Jim Morley W96, Scott Murray EAS97, Heidi Pechter C99, Dana Brakman Reiser C95 and Jeff Reiser C95, Ryan Sacco EAS98 W98 GEng98, Tamar Shuldiner EAS98, Jenifer Gross Slone C95 and Steve Slone W95, and Dan Soloway C95. Lori and Jon live in New York where they are both attending Columbia Business School.
Kimberly Kirby EAS99, Alexandria, Va., has joined Burns & Levinson LLP, a Boston-based law firm, as an associate in its Washington office and part of the firms intellectual-property group.
Romy E. Mehlman C99 has been promoted to director of worldwide theatrical market research for the Columbia TriStar Marketing Group. She now handles all domestic and international research for all Sony Pictures Entertainment theatrical releases. Previously she was director of domestic theatrical research for Columbia TriStar.
Dr. Rebecca Seidel C99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is pleased to announce her graduation from Jefferson Medical College on June 4. She will be doing a transitional-year internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory University. She and her husband, Dr. Gary Frank M00, are very excited to relocate to Atlanta.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: MAY 13-14, 2005
00 Danielle Cantor C00 has gotten engaged to Mark Doman. They live in Washington, where she is a director in sports marketing and he has just graduated from law school. The wedding is set for Sept. 2005 in D.C. (This note was sent in by Blayne Ross W01.)
Alona Fleissig W00 married Scott Schwarz May 23 in Livingston, N.J. Bess Madway Collier C00 served as the maid-of-honor and Laura Swibel Rosenthal C00 EAS00 was a bridesmaid. Dalia Feldman C00, Elana Gold C00, Ruthie Neuhaus C00, Michael Rosenthal EAS00 W00 WG01, Miritte Steinberg C00, Laura Vogel W00, and Shira Widman W01 all helped celebrate. Alona works in the credit department at Goldman Sachs and Scott is a medical resident at NYU Medical Center; they live in New York and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Gary Frank M00 see Rebecca Seidel C99.
Jen Goldstein C00 has been teaching skating and has taught thousands of students including John Cusack (the actor) and Dr. J (Julius Irving). Now she has written lyrics to a rappin instructional skatin song, The Boogie Back Rap by Phat SK8trax from the Skate 101 DVD/CD. It teaches everyone how to backwards. Go to (www.skate101.com) to read about Jen and hear a clip of the song.
Josh Heald W00 writes, After two and a half years of living in L.A. and working on developing my screenwriting career, I sold a script to New Line Cinema in late April, a comedy entitled Open Bar. Its in the vein of Old School, about two friends who fulfill a lifelong dream of owning the bar that they used to sneak into in high school. Jon Hurwitz W00, and his writing partner, Hayden Schlossberg, are the sole producers on the project. Im looking forward to the doors that this may open for me, as I can officially remove the word aspiring from in front of my job description. The three also had a script, All You Can Eat, a comedy about eating contests, accepted by New Line in July.
Jon Hurwitz W00, Los Angeles, is co-writer of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, which was released in July (www.haroldandkumar.com).
Elissa Mecklenburger Imran W00 married Shafi Imran on April 24 in Fort Worth, Tex. Alumni attending included maid-of-honor Eilisa Daly C98 and guests Robert Jenkins EAS00, Kasia Lenio Nu99, John Montgomery EAS97, Joseph Manzo C00, Sapphira Gratz Nu01, Melody Nescot Nu00, Lisa Romito EAS00, Lawrence Schlyen W00, Patrick Shilling C99, Faisal Siddiqui EE97 W97, Paul Van Dorpe EAS99 W99, Jill Maglione C00, Brian Weinstein C00 and Jamie Palan C99, Jason Willey W99, Jess LeMay EAS00, Jamie Wilson C00, Kelly Wiltse Nu01, Burton Schwartz C63, and Kenneth Baum W55. Elissa and Shafi enjoyed a wonderful two-week honeymoon in Hawaii, and have since bought an apartment in Brooklyn Heights. She recently joined BearingPoint as a senior consultant in its financial-services practice, and he is a vice president with Bank of America; she can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Susie Lockman C00 <email@example.com> happily announces that she is engaged to Steve Eilenberg. They met at the D. E. Shaw group, where she is a proprietary equities and futures trader and he is a proprietary convertible-bonds trader. They are planning a spring wedding.
Nicole Melchiorre C00 married Paul Manion C00 on March 27 at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. The wedding party included the brides sister and matron-of-honor Dawn Melchiorre Connell W98, bridesmaids Erika Frankel C00, Danielle Katzir C01, Monique Mayer W00, Rachel Tanner Van Meter W00 and Julie Turner C00 (who sent in this note), and groomsmen Dave Cox W00 and Matthew Manion W92, Pauls brother. Also participating in the wedding were Pauls sisters, Elizabeth Manion Oliver W86 and Amy Manion Swift C93. Many alumni attended, including Nicoles brother-in-law John Connell EAS98, Pauls brother-in-law, Thomas Swift C95, Katrina Borisjuk W99, Claire Cavanaugh C01, Jennifer Denlow C02, Karein Donahue Freehill Nu00, Sayuri Ganepola C00, Matt Hasson W99, Adam Harris C00 and Colby Kant C99, Kevin Heck C00 and Jeanine Gubler Heck EAS99, Kim McConnell C00, Rachel Police C00, Mark Van Meter W98, and Heather Victor Stecker C00. The reception was held at the Glen Foerd Mansion. Nicole and Paul, best friends since living on the same hall their freshman year, enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon in Riviera Maya and now live in Center City Philadelphia.
Melanie C. Redmond C00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has joined the Glenmede Trust Company in Philadelphia as a foundation administrator in the philanthropic advisory services department (working with Linda Fisher L73, managing director). In late June she left her post as director of alumni and parent programs at Friends Select School, a position she had held since 2001. She regularly attends gatherings with close friends Shafeqah Archie C00, LeAndra Marcelle Thompson C00, and Noelle Lee C00. Melanie would also like to start the round of applause that LeAndra deserves for recently being accepted into the Penn Vet School. Id love to catch up with more old friendsI cant believe our 5th Reunion is right around the corner!
Michele Sacks C00 married Dr. Jonathan Fenkel C00 on May 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Kimberly Epstein C00, Lindsay Goldstein C00, Beth Harkavy C02, Marisa Blankfeld W00, Margo Katz Rosenberg C00, Dr. Alyse Rudnicki C00, and David Baronoff C99 L02. Many Penn friends and family attended, including David Berkley C02, Claudia Blumenfeld C00, Amanda Brown WG06, Dr. Ari Bunim C00, Dr. Arthur Chernoff M72, Dr. Marcia Ensinger Chernoff Gr73, Marc Chodock EAS00 W00, Janice Kolber Dalinka CW71 and Dr. Murray Dalinka GM74, Barbara Gilbert CW74 GEd77 and Dr. Steven Gilbert D77, Casey Halpern C03 M07, Edward Hoffman W69 WG70 and Susan Katz Hoffman L74 WG74, Zachary Klehr C00, Hon. Samuel Lehrer W51 L54, Ron Lin C01 EAS01, Stephanie Lloyd G03 L03, Erin McCutcheon C00, Dr. Henry Miller C59 D64, Maxwell Norman C00, Dr. Joel Raichlen M77, Jason Rifkin C00, Brad Rosenberg W00, Michelle Sahl GGS02, Katie Freedman Schwartz C96, Teddy Swigert C01, Lee Tabas C72 ME72, and Benjamin Wallfisch C00. Michele and Jon now live in the Washington area; she is entering her second year at the Georgetown University Law Center, and he is a first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Raymond Tsang EAS00 <email@example.com> e-mails, I just got a promotion to senior insurance consultant earlier this year. I am living in Hong Kong.
Janice Wang C00 graduated in June from Harvard University with a masters in architecture degree. She is happy to announce her engagement to Herman Pontzer, a Ph.D. student in biological anthropology at Harvard; they will be married in the fall 2005 and will continue to live in Cambridge.
Sarah Weber C00 GEd02 and Jeff Burns M02 celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in August: they married on Aug. 9, 2003, in St. Louis. At the wedding were Tom Chavez M02, Kate Robertson GEd02, and Rachel Rankin GEd02. Sarah e-mails, We had a wonderful honeymoon in San Francisco and came back to West Hartford, Conn., where Jeff is completing his residency in orthopedic surgery. I am a third-grade teacher in Farmington. We can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Warren Zuckerman C00 married Liliane DiLeo on June 6 at the South Shore Country Club in Staten Island, N.Y. Victor Chen EAS00 and Talib Saifee C00 W00 were groomsmen; also attending were Alison Bernstein C00, Kapil Kedia EAS00, and Jean Kim C00. Warren and Liliane live in Manhattan, where he has begun a residency in pediatric medicine at the Childrens Hospital of New York at Columbia, and she continues working as a nuclear-medicine technologist at St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center.
01 Dana Anderson C01 and Aaron Smidt W01 are happy to announce their engagement which took place on May 9 in Maui; a wedding is being planned for June 4. They currently live in New York, and can be reached at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Vince Galko GPU01 has been named deputy executive director of the Bush-Cheney 2004 Re-election Campaign.
Rajan Merchant W01 e-mails, I am still working as a business analyst for the start-up technology consulting firm that I joined after graduation, which has taken me to such exotic locales as Pittsburgh and Hartford for work. In February I was promoted to principal. I can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Lori Uscher C01 and Dr. Jesse Pine C95 were engaged on July 9 in Parisafter plans for a truly romantic getaway in Camden, N.J., fell through, unexpectedly. Jesse recently completed his residency at the University of Virginia and has assumed a faculty position at Penns Department of Emergency Medicine. I am starting my Ph.D. in health-policy management at Johns Hopkins and becoming an expert at the stretch of highway between Baltimore and Philly. We are planning to get hitched in September 2005.
Tina Wilhelmsson W01 married Chris Booth on July 11 in San Diego. They are both senior tax associates with Deloitte in San Diego, and live in Chula Vista. Tina completed her masters in accountancy and taxation from San Diego State University last December.
02 Amy Ruth Barr C02 has begun her masters in early childhood and special education at Bank Street College. She was recently honored by Manhattan Jewish Experience for her fundraising for Israeli charities and her studies in Judaism. She has started a young-leadership group at 5th Avenue Synagogue, where she currently teaches nursery school.
Rebecca Brian C02 see Richard Chow W95 WG01.
Jeff Burns M02 see Sarah Weber C00 GEd02.
Anne Deger C02 married R. Whit Matthews C02 on June 12 in Pittsburgh. The ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church, followed by a reception at Oakmont Country Club. The wedding party included bridesmaids Janna Ritzcovan C02 and Cara Kusko Reagan C02, and groomsmen Loren Buck W01, Ross Giambalvo EE02 GEng04, and Todd Leri EE03. Other alumni attending included Frank Bastone C02, Yeenee Kim W04, Robert McCarthy WEv04, Haeley Morris W02, L. Read Mortimer C01, Brian Reagan EE02, Craig White WEv02, and Brian Wills M05. Anne and Whit enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Aruba. They currently live in Philadelphias Art Museum area. Anne will be attending Temples Beasley School of Law in the fall. Whit is a financial administrator in the Department of Medicine at Penn and head coach of the Penn mens ice-hockey team. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Haig C. Didizian EAS02 and Nicole L. Scipione C02 were engaged on April 18 in Valley Forge National Park. The wedding will take place in Oct. 2005, with fellow classmates Amie Florman C02, Christopher Spina C02, Jeffrey Barg C02, Tamara MacKay C02, and Wayne Davis EAS02 serving as bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Emily Hoffman C02 and Eric Weingart C02 are excited to announce their engagement; the wedding is planned for September 2005. They met in Negotiations class during their senior year at Penn; they live in Arlington, Va.
Haeley Morris W02 and Ross Giambalvo EE02 GEng04 were engaged on July 2 during a picnic in Philadelphias Fairmount Park. After spending two years living in different cities, over the summer they were hunting for an apartment together in Boston. Ross, who completed his masters in systems engineering in May, will join Haeley as a consultant for the Monitor Group. They are planning a wedding for next summer.
Patricia Schiaffini Gr02 has been named assistant professor of Chinese and director of the Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations at Pomona College. The center is a residential hall that allows residents to immerse themselves in a foreign language and provides the entire campus with a wide variety of intercultural activities. She had spent two years as program director for Penns East Asia House. She is a reviewer for World Literature Today and a co-editor of the forthcoming Selected Studies in Modern Tibetan Literature (Brill Academic Publishers).
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette