40 Robert K. Moxon C’40 M’43 GM’48 writes, “I landed the second night on Okinawa with my Beach Battalion. Now [I am] trying to enjoy retirement after 45 years of medical specialty practice, 20 in the Navy and 25 more in Columbia, SC.”
Eli P. Zebooker D’40 has donated a number of rare documents to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia; 60 of these were shown in its exhibition last year Philadelphia Places on Paper: Selections from the Eli P. Zebooker Collection.
45 Michael A. Habermann W’45 writes that, after leaving Penn in 1942 to serve with the US Army in Britain and France he returned to the US and completed his education at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. “From my studies at Penn I earned enough credits to speed up my graduation from Georgetown in 1947. Then I returned to France to continue studies at the Sorbonne and revisit the battlefield of Normandy,” as well as meet his first wife, “a lovely French girl.” He was hired as a general manager by a Swiss-French company, a career that took him from France to Canada to Mexico. He speaks fluent French and Spanish, skills he has passed along to his four children. He continues to visit France every year.
Jerome M. Zaslow W’45 writes that he has just published The Time of My Life: What Boomers and Other Kids Should Know by a Guy Old Enough to be Their Dad. He chronicles his “life experiences, including growing up during the Great Depression … and 14 marathons after the age of 53.”
48 Henrietta M. Jaeger FA’48 writes that she recently became president of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Pennsylvania chapter.
Robert H. Stovall W’48 wrote in March that he had just made his “43rd annual market and business forecasting address to 130-plus paying members at the Ivy League Club in Sarasota, Fla. I intend to keep on keeping on with my regular PBS-TV appearances on Nightly Business Report, etc., and my market-management business.”
49 Dr. Norma P. Barretta FA’49 and her husband, Philip Barretta, a fellow psychologist and hypnotist, last year completed teaching trips to Bari and Gallipoli, Italy, and Lodz, Poland. This October, they will travel to Milan, Bremen, and Madrid to teach neurolinguistics and medical hypnosis.
Dr. Len Guss C’49 was the subject of a two-page interview in the professional journal Wood Based Panels International. He made sure that the interview also included a photo of him on his prize-winning Morgan gelding, Boston Bold Lee.
51 Amaranth Roslyn Ehrenhalt FA’51, an abstract-expressionist painter and writer, has a story about Giacometti in the September issue of Vogue magazine.
52 Donald R. McIlvain ChE’52 GCh’59 and his wife, Martha, in May each received an honorary Doctor of Public Service from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania “in recognition of their efforts to advance the well-being of society, and in particular their dedication and leadership in their service” to that university.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 10-12, 2013 53 Dr. Daniel Baugh C’53 G’57, professor emeritus of history at Cornell University, wrote The Global Seven Years War, 1754-1763: Britain and France in a Great Power Contest, published last year by Pearson Longman. He received the Caird Medal from the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) “in recognition of his distinguished career of scholarship on 18th-century British naval history.”
54 David M. Ingber W’54 writes that he is still active as president and CEO of a metal processing and exporting company in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Roz, live in Wyndmoor, Pa., Margate, N.J., and Pompano Beach, Fla.; they have three children and six grandchildren.
Dr. Murray Levine Gr’54, the Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Buffalo, and his wife, Dr. Adeline Levine, in March jointly received the Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association for “distinction in the promotion of child mental health.”
55 George J. Merva Sr. CCC’55 “retired from the University on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2011, after 58 years of service (longer than Ben Franklin’s living association with the University),” writes his daughter Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey Nu’76. “A laboratory administrator in the pathology department at Penn Med, he is a WW II Marine veteran who was stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Known to hundreds of medical students and many researchers and faculty, he was instrumental in creating the student course-evaluation forms (Hamster); before the advent of computers, he collated all the statistics by hand for years. He was also responsible for salvaging 19th-century wax anatomy models, some of which are displayed [now] at the Mutter Museum of Pathology. At the retirement party for him, Dr. John Furth was quoted in a letter written for the occasion: ‘George Merva was at Penn when I came, and, when I retired some 35 years later, was still here. I thought he was “forever.” There may have been individuals as dedicated to the department as George was, but no one was more dedicated. For more years than I can remember he put the course guide for Pathology 101 together. It always came out on time, despite the faculty’s collective reluctance to send in their contributions. For investigators in the John Morgan Building he was always available to keep their lab working. He will be missed; there can be no replacement.’”
56 Dr. Willard Allen Fletcher Gr’56, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware, and his wife, Jean, have co-edited Defiant Diplomat George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941, which was published by the University of Delaware Press.
Seymour Kanter L’56 writes that he is still serving as of counsel to the Philadelphia personal-injury law firm of Kanter, Bernstein and Kardon, and that he received a pro-bono service award in “recognition of outstanding service to the Complex Litigation Center Judge Pro Tempore program in the Court of Common Pleas.”
59 Dr. David H. Goodman C’59 received the George Washington University School of Medicine 2012 Voluntary Faculty Award, which “recognizes a community physician who contributes with distinction to the education and training of clinical students.”
Robert M. Skaler Ar’59 writes that the Penn Libraries now have his collection of historic postcard views of University City and that it has become an important source for local preservationists looking for vintage images of their houses. A forensic architect since 1984, he has had four books on Philadelphia neighborhoods, that were based on his collection.
60 Dick Buxbaum C’60 writes, “Having just read the July|Aug Gazette, in which my classmate Dave Brunn ME’60 is quoted, and since I somehow missed the Class of 1960 newsletter, in which a report on our class was requested, I submit, albeit late, the following. Having retired in 1999 from my career as hospital administrator, health-association executive, and sometime teacher of health and hospital management, I have split my time mostly between Crossville, Tenn., where I live nine months of the year, and the Chautauqua Institution in western New York where my wife, Margie, and I just celebrated our 50th anniversary. We have two wonderful grandchildren. My daughter has her PhD in biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University and teaches and does research at Jackson State University in Mississippi and my son does commercial HVAC work in Cleveland. I am very active in musical organizations, having taken up my clarinet in retirement: I initiated a community concert band in Tennessee, have had a clarinet ensemble there, play in a Dixieland group and the community band at Chautauqua during the summer. Also have served on an advisory board to the Tennessee Tech University School of Music. You get the drift, I don’t sit on the porch in my rocker! I feel blessed with a good life, good health, a wonderful family, and wish the very best to all of my Penn classmates.”
Frank N. Fleischer W’60 is an attorney in the Tampa, Fla., office of GrayRobinson, P.A. In June, he was included in Florida Super Lawyers in the category of bonds and government finance.
Dr. Andrew Roth C’60 writes, “Still chugging along, practicing orthopedic surgery in Los Angeles. Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me, ‘Are you still practicing?’ My answer is always the same: ‘I don’t have anything better to do. I am at the top of my game.’ I intend to practice until I absolutely cannot for some reason or other. But until that ‘reason,’ comes along, I’m at the office 4-5 days a week supporting an in-house staff and extended staff of about seven people. I love it!”
Adele M. Scheele Ed’60, Los Angeles, writes “career-based blogs for The Huffington Post and continues coaching and speaking. In addition to printed versions, [my] books Skills for Success and Launch Your Career in College are now available as e-books on Amazon. [My] first short story, ‘Sharing Bale,’ appeared in The Bitter Oleander Press (April issue).”
61 Ya’akov Aronson Ed’61 recently celebrated the marriages of two of his 29 grandchildren. Although he retired over seven years ago as university librarian of Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, he still works part time in its Responsa Project, a project computerizing major rabbinic responsa through the ages. (The project was awarded the Israel Prize, equivalent to a Pulitzer Prize, in 2007.) At last year’s annual convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries in Montreal, he made a presentation devoted to the aspect of the Responsa Project for which he is responsible.
Howard Grossman W’61 writes, “My wife, Ray, and I recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We married on June 10, 1962, in Philadelphia. We lived in Armonk, N.Y., and Naples, Fla., for many years. We are retired and living in Park City, Utah, enjoying the wonderful lifestyle there. Our daughter, Amy Grossman C’86, lives in Belvedere in the San Francisco Bay area, and is a managing director at Credit Suisse. We have a wonderful grandson, Bobby, who is eight.”
62 Craig L. Snyder W’62 retired recently as vice president and senior officer with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. after serving there for over 30 years. His son, Dr. Scott A. Snyder EAS’87 GEng’90 Gr’94, who is president and chief strategy officer for Mobiquity, Inc., was at his 25th Reunion in May with one of his daughters, Morgan S. Snyder EAS’15.
65 Peter Kurzina C’65 has been a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management for the past nine years. Last summer, he went to Yunnan University in Kunming, China and participated in “the Goldman Sachs-funded 10,000 Women Program, which is teaching entrepreneurship to women around the world.” In addition, he mentored 19 students from the Russian Skolkovo MBA program while they were at MIT Sloan.
Alan A. Schachter W’65 has been appointed to the advisory council of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants for 2012-13, representing the healthcare special interest group. He is a partner in the valuation and forensic-services group of Citrin Cooperman, based in its Norwalk and Manhattan offices.
66 John Doman C’66 writes that he is “in Europe (Prague and Rome) shooting the second season of Tom Fontana’s Borgia in which [I star] as Rodrigo Borgia. The series is being distributed in 51 countries worldwide; season one can be seen here in the US through Netflix and is also available on DVD.”
Dr. Robert A. Gross C’66 is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History at the University of Connecticut. In October, he will receive its Alumni Association Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. He joined the faculty there in 2003, after having taught at the College of William and Mary and Amherst College.
67 Tom Burgher C’67 writes, “In April, I retired from a 45-year aerospace career with some of the best aerospace companies, greatest experiences, and intriguing encounters one could hope for working for and with the US military and associated high-tech industry. I have enjoyed multiple transactions in over 35 countries and often found that our allied foreign military communities and government officials shared many of our positive values. Sherie, my wife of 39 years, and I now own and operate Seaside Gallery, a fine-arts business (a retail gallery and art publication and representation) in Pismo Beach, Calif. We look forward to focusing our skills and experience in this challenging market and the adventures and friendships sure to come.”
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68 Dr. Gershon Bacon C’68, who has been a member of the Jewish history department of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, for over 30 years, recently was named the first holder of the Marcell and Maria Roth Chair in the History and Culture of Polish Jewry from the Middle Ages to the Present. Last fall, he was a research fellow in the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and also a short-term research fellow at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
Meyer Grinberg L’68 writes that he served as president of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon; held in May, it attracted an international field of 25,000 and raised over $2 million for over 40 local charities. He also chairs a variety of volunteer programs in northern Galilee, Israel, though Parternship2Gether, and is currently helping develop business-to-business projects between companies in the US and Israel.
69 Robert A. Peiser C’69 became president of the Houston Symphony in June. He served on its board for seven years and will continue to chair its finance committee. He moved to Houston 10 years ago to become CEO of Imperial Sugar Company and retired from that position in 2008. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Houston and, between them, have six children and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Charles R. Weber D’69, who maintains a private practice in West Chester, Pa., recently received the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s distinguished-service award. He is also a trustee to the American Dental Association.
70 Bob Anthony W’70 has been re-elected to a fifth six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates energy and transportation in the state.
71 Elliott J. Hahn C’71 L’74 started his own law firm, Hahn Law, PC, last fall in Torrance, Calif. Re-elected as first vice president of the AEA International Lawyers Network at its annual meeting in May, he spoke on US employment issues of importance to a foreigner thinking of forming a US company. Elliott is engaged to Leah Ellenhorn Stromberg.
72Steven L. Cantor C’72 is managing partner of Cantor & Webb P.A., a Miami-based law firm that specializes in high-net-worth international clientele and businesses in tax and estate planning, and real estate and probate matters. He was included in the “Top 50 Foreign Lawyers for Latin America” by the Latin Business Chronicle in June.
Rick Levy C’71, who was featured in “When Wax Was Hot,” [Sept|Oct 2010] writes that he “is manager and bandleader for Sixties pop legend Tommy Roe, touring nationally and internationally.”
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73 Adam Garfinkle C’73 Gr’79 and Scilla Taylor G’84 announce the arrival of their first grandchild, Isaiah Raymond Garfinkle, to Gabriel Garfinkle and Hilary Campbell GEd’08 on June 8. Also, Adam’s newest book (with a foreword by David Brooks), Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials, was published by M. E. Sharpe in May.
James F. Williamson GAr’73 writes, “I am a professor of architecture at the University of Memphis. My new novel, The Ravine, [was recently] published by Sunstone Press, a small, independent press in Santa Fe. The story centers around a real event, a murder in a small town in Mississippi, reported in Time magazine in 1958.”
74 Stephen M. Hall ChE’74,www.pipesizingsoftware.com/book, writes, “My new book, Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers (fifth edition), was published in July by Butterworth-Heinemann. Accompanied by spreadsheets, this book presents solutions to practical on-the-job design problems faced by process, mechanical, pharmaceutical, environmental, project, and chemical engineers.”
John F. Sopko C’74 was appointed Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction by President Obama in May. He had been a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP since 2009. [“Alumni Profiles” May|June 2004.]
75 David L. Hyman C’75 GEd’76, a managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP, recently took part in the 2012 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange “The Evolution of a Global City: Toronto, Canada.” He serves on the board of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia; and he is president of Congregation Kol Ami.
Anne E. Milner FA’75 GFA’78,www.annemilner.net, writes, “I am having a one-woman show of my paintings and drawings at the Lawrence Gallery at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa. Nature’s Skirt opens, [with] reception, on Sept. 6, through Sept. 28.”
Dr. Louis E. Rossman D’75 GD’77, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., an endodontist who maintains a practice in Philadelphia and serves as a clinical professor of endodontics at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine, during Alumni Weekend received its Alumni Award of Merit, which “recognizes a leader in the dental profession, a contributor to [Penn], and community involvement.” In April, he was elected president-elect of the Foundation for the American Association of Endodontists, which gives away $1.5 million to research and education. He notes that May was a big month for him and his wife, Val. Their daughter, Alexis Rossman C’06, an associate at the law firm of Post & Schell, married Patrick Madden C’04, an associate at Berger & Montague; and their son, Benjamin, an All-American lacrosse player, graduated from Dartmouth College.
76 Stewart J. Eisenberg C’76, a partner with the Philadelphia personal-injury law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck PC, has been included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2012.
Linda F. Willing C’76 writes, “I recently published my book On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories, the first book to collect the experiences of women in the fire service. This project was an outgrowth of working 18 years as a career firefighter prior to starting my consulting practice, RealWorld Training & Consulting.”
77 David Chanko W’77 writes, “I am beginning my second year teaching economics and mathematics at Basis Flagstaff (a charter college-prep school) in northern Arizona. With our kids grown, my wife and I divide our time between Flagstaff and our summer home in Oregon.”
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78 Dr. Donald Tanenbaum C’78 is council chair of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain who maintains his private practice in Manhattan and Long Island. He is a also a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University, and the section head for facial pain and dental sleep medicine of the Department of Dental Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has written a new book, Doctor, Why Does My Face Still Ache?, which was published recently by Gordian Knot Books.
79 Mitchell Karig W’79 C’80 married his partner of more than 30 years, Neal Glennon, at the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan on July 15.
Dr. Charles Rinehimer V’79, Nazareth, Pa., professor of biology at Northampton Community College, recently received its Christensen Excellence in Teaching Award.
80 Andrew Toy C’80 G’81 has taken the position of managing director of the Eastern Tower Chinatown Community Center project in Philadelphia, which “will be a landmark project, rising 23 stories at the northwest corner of 10th and Vine streets. This large mixed-use development will consist of 144 residential units, a multi-use community center, ground-floor retail, and office space.” Andy is “leading the project and raising funds and managing the team responsible for the development of this community anchor scheduled for completion, winter 2014.” His daughter, Zoey Toy C’14, is majoring in communications, and his son, Owen, starts this fall at nearby Drexel University.
81 Joe Glickman C’81, a freelance writer in Brooklyn, NY, has written Fearless: One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent (Globe Pequot), “a third-person, non-fiction account of Freya Hoffmeister’s 332-day solo paddle around Australia.” His previous books include The Kayak Companion and To The Top.
Dr. Deborah Sackner Goldring C’81 received her PhD in business administration from Florida Atlantic University last December; she has been appointed assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University in DeLand.
James C. Palmer L’81, an attorney in the real-estate practice group of Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine, was recently recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers & Partners.
82 Michael Sherman C’82 G’82 writes that he has had a number of professional and personal life-changing events over the past few years. First and most important, he and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents of their daughter Lila (two), already proficient on her iPad. The family relocated from Minneapolis to Boston last year when Michael became senior vice-president and chief medical officer with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. He holds a faculty position in population medicine at Harvard Medical School. And he serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Initiative and the Boston Museum of Science.
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83 Rabbi Chanina Brinn C’83 writes, “At age 50, I earned my master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Haifa. In a couple weeks, G-d willing, I will finish teaching my second cycle of the international daf yomi.”
Stan Savinese C’83 was named a “Top Doc” in Philadelphia magazine, in the category of hospice and palliative medicine. “I am currently the medical director of the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia and an attending physician at Temple University Hospital in the palliative-medicine consultative service.”
84 Dr. Peter Brampton Koelle G’84 Gr’95 writes that he is “working independently in Spanish and European language services, and international cultural and political consulting.”
Ken Lemberg W’84 received a JD degree from the University of Baltimore in May 2011; he had earned a master’s in public policy from Rutgers University in 1998. He has been active in public-private partnerships for years in areas such as workforce development, training and development, and economic development. He currently serves on the board of the United Nations Association-National Capital Area, as well as on the Montgomery County Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs. He provides tutoring and job-search services through his firm, Lemberg Tutoring (www.lembergtutoring.com). Ken and Rachel Lemberg welcomed a new baby daughter, Leah Samantha Rose, born on March 30; they live in Silver Spring, Md.
Carol Anne Meyer C’84 heads marketing and business development for CrossRef, an international non-profit organization of scholarly publishers, and serves as president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, Alan Ruben, and her two children, Claire and Joel.
86 Cdr. Martin Keutel C’86 G’86 W’86 received his doctorate of mathematics from the University of Virginia in May. He has been working as an analyst for Metron, Inc., in Reston, Va., since 2011.
Michael Lewyn L’86 wrote in May that he had finished his first year teaching at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, N.Y. His new book, A Libertarian Smart Growth Agenda, is available on Amazon.
Charles S. Marion C’86 W’86 L’89 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP who specializes in business and intellectual-property litigation. Recently, he was appointed to the board of the Germantown branch of the Settlement Music School.
Joy D. Swallow GAr’86 GFA’86 is chair of architecture, urban planning, and design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In June, she received the Presidential Award for Leadership of the University of Missouri System, which recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership within the four-university system.
92 Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock C’92,Jeffrey.Weinstock@cmich.edu, professor of English and graduate-program coordinator at Central Michigan University, is pleased to announce his 14th book publication: The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema was released this spring by Columbia University Press.
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93 Jeff Blander W’93 writes, “We are so thrilled to welcome Rose Maisha Blander to this wonderful world. She is named Rose after [my] dear grandmother who raised [me]. Maisha means life in Kiswahili and is a symbol of Michelle’s and [my] deepest affection for the great people of East Africa and Tanzania. [We] recently relocated to Washington after [I] joined the Department of State as senior adviser for private-sector engagement, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.”
Paul Smith WG’93,www.leadwithastory.com, writes that his first book, Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire, was published by the American Management Association in August. 94 Anthony M. Calcagni L’94, an attorney in the real-estate practice group of Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine, was recently recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers & Partners.
Sara M. Latham C’94 has been appointed campaign director of Drive4COPD, a public-health initiative of the COPD Foundation for raising awareness of the disease.
Dr. Laurene Marks-Wolf D’94, Hillsborough, N.J., an orthodontist, in May announced the award recipients of the fourth annual Giving Smiles Foundation ceremony. In February, National Children’s Dental Health Month, young people, from kindergarten through 12th grade, submitted 500-word essays describing their charitable involvement.
Darin Morgan C’94 has been appointed both managing partner of the Philadelphia office and a partner in the Washington office of Major, Lindsey & Africa, the legal search and recruiting firm. A member of its associate-practice group, he represents both associates and partners in the lateral market.
Marc Stein Gr’94, professor of history, women’s studies, and sexuality studies at York University in Toronto, wrote Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement, which was published by Routledge earlier this year.
95 Thomas E. Eng W’95 married Barrett G. Greene on June 9, at sundown on a beautiful Manhattan terrace with a view of the Empire State Building, after having met eight years ago aboard a Mediterranean cruise. Attending were dear friends and family, including Sharifa Pastori C’97 and Thomas’ cousin Alex Jenner W’06. Thomas is an IT project manager at Société Générale and Barrett owns Western New York Plumbing in Buffalo; they are consolidating their lives to live mostly in New York City. Thomas would love to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marisel Moreno C’95, an assistant professor of Latino/a literature at the University of Notre Dame, received the Indiana Governor’s Award for Service Learning last October; she created a senior-level Spanish-literature course that requires community service at La Casa de Amistad, a local outreach center for young Latinos.
Jonathan Steinberg C’95 is thrilled to announce the birth of his daughter, Kate Alexa, on March 1 in Charleston, S.C. She joined big brother Ryan, who turned two in June. Jonathan and his wife, Jill, recently relocated to his hometown after living 14 years in New York. He is an owner of Charleston Steel & Metal, a 119-year-old company that operates scrap-metal recycling facilities in South Carolina and Georgia. 96 Lien-Hang T. Nguyen C’96 wrote Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, which was published recently by the University of North Carolina Press.
Rebecca Raphael C’96 and Eric Feuerstein are “thrilled to announce the birth of Lily Rae Feuerstein, [our] second red-headed child: a total mystery but pure joy.”
Elizabeth Austern C’97 EAS’97, counsel in the intellectual-property practice group of the Washington law firm of Bingham McCutchen, in June received the outstanding-service award from the patent, trademark & copyright section of the Bar Association of Washington, DC. She will serve as the section’s 2012-13 secretary.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 10-12, 2013 98 Kimberly Noble C’98 Gr’05 M’07 and her husband, Eric Carvin, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Risa Noble-Carvin, on May 27 at 1:39am, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. The three of them live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where Kim is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, and Eric is the social-media editor at the Associated Press.
Jolie Siegel C’98 L’01, a partner in the private-equity buyouts group of Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, in June received “outstanding” praise from clients according to The Legal 500. 99 Glenn Giles GEx’99 writes, “After my program with Wharton and SEAS, I spent one year as the CFO for the District of Columbia under Mayor Anthony Williams, where I was charged with building its transportation and safety administration from scratch. Then I spent just under three years as the senior vice president for Waypoint LLC. This past spring, I was appointed president and CEO of Privia LLC, a software company that specializes in bid and proposal management services. I’m currently living in Annapolis, Md., and enjoying the DC area. My four lacrosse-playing kids keep me busy on the weekends, and I have a bountiful collection of running shoes.”
Dr. Jordan L. Goldstein C’99 and Stephanie Deutch Goldstein are proud to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Nate Goldstein, on June 7, “weighing an astounding 9 lbs. 6 oz. The obstetrician wasn’t sure if he was a newborn or a toddler! Mother and son are doing great; father, however, has some new grey hairs but is loving every moment. We have requested early application for admission year 2030 and Harrison has expressed interest in science, possibly continuing a Goldstein tradition as a fourth-generation physician.” Jordan is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in the Chicago suburbs, while Stephanie has the tougher job of caring for Harrison (and Jordan).
Leah Carolyn Jackson C’99 V’03 married Ethan Edward Goldberger on Sun., April 22, at Round Hill House in Washingtonville, N.Y. Michael Jackson C’97, Derek Lee W’97, Matt Wasowski C’96 and Sarah Brockett C’99, John Sardesai Grant W’98 G’00 and Natasha Sardesai Grant EAS’04 G’06, Andrea Chasanow C’99, Nia Tahani Davis C’00, and Al Silva C’01 attended. Leah and Ethan currently live in New York with their two dogs, Minna and Bella.
Andy Maskin W’99 married Chloe Caitlin Mead on July 4 in New York. “The wedding party included Dante Skidmore W’97 and Scott Ganz C’01, as well as Vice President Joe Biden. Also attending were Dan Murphy W’01, Ray Saunders Jr. W’01, Vicki Kotnick W’97, Natalie Denney C’99, Anand Rao C’72, John Sardesai-Grant W’98, Natasha Sardesai-Grant C’04, Laura Rugarber W’04, Brooke Schreier Ganz C’01, Sam Kressler Nu’02, Chris Kessler GAr’09, and Pete Giovinco C’01.”
Christopher Mora L’99, who serves as officer-in-charge of Region Legal Service Office Southeast and the US Navy’s legal counsel in Louisiana, was selected for promotion to commander in the Navy Reserve JAG Corps. He writes that his recent notable projects “include his appointment as legal adviser for planning and execution of NOLA Navy Fleet Week and as Naval Support Activity New Orleans’ installation attorney throughout the process of its successful closure and $750 million re-development as Federal City.”
Martha Nguyen C’99 and Greg Wright welcomed their third son, Andrew Dylan Wright-Nguyen, on June 21. She, Greg, big brothers Luke (four) and James (two), Andrew, and the family dogs, Ernie and Sammie, live in downtown Bethesda, Md., where she is regulatory counsel at the Food and Drug Administration.
Thomas Pologruto C’99 G’99 and his wife, Dawn, welcomed their second son, Thomas James, on April 24 in Huntington, N.Y. He weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz., and measured 21 inches. “Big brother John loves his little brother!”
Jason Emilio Rodriguez CGS’99 recently launched a travel blog (www.emiliodawsontravels.com) to share articles and photographs of places he has visited; he writes as Emilio Dawson. “After all, the travel blog is a fun venture, to decompress from [my] day-to-day responsibilities as a senior business analyst with Miami-Dade County and to continue exploring the joy of writing” that he experienced at Penn while enrolled in the creative writing program.
00 Kwali M. Farbes G’00 has joined the Denver law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate in its corporate and business and real-estate departments, and will specialize in public and project financing transactions.
Yedida Lubin C’00 EAS’00 and Avi Rosenschein are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Adi Sivan, on May 24, 2011, in Jerusalem. She joined her big brother Tzvi, now three. Yedida would love to hear from fellow Penn-folk at email@example.com. Karen Lenar Winn Nu’00 and Gilbert Winn C’00 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Rand Frank, on May 25 in Boston.
01 Chien Chow C’01 and Rowena Chan Chow C’01 GEd’05, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in June, are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Ryan Andrew, on May 24 in Newton, Mass. The whole family, including big brother Connor, is looking forward to relocating to San Diego in the fall.
Jessica Emmons C’01 married Michael Scherb on June 9 at the Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine. “It was a lovely outside ceremony on a perfect spring day on the coast of Maine.” She is a senior associate practicing business law and estate planning at Drummond Woodsum, and he is a fireman and paramedic on the Portland Fire Department. After honeymooning in Jamaica, they continue to live in South Portland.
Abby Kra Friedman Nu’01 and Dov Friedman are ecstatic to announce the arrival of their first daughter, Menucha Zahava, on Jan. 14 at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, where Abby works as a certified nurse midwife. “Menucha was eagerly greeted by her three big brothers Netanel (six), Elyon (three), and Adir (two). Grandmother Margery Kruger Kra C’77 and grandfather David Kra GEE’77, and uncle Yoni Kra EAS’04 and aunt Kim Isenberg Kra C’04 were thrilled to meet her, as well! Abby and Dov would be so happy to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know if you are coming to Israel for a visit.”
Cindy Gittelsohn Gal C’01 and her husband, Jonathan, are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby boy, Jonah Seth, on March 21. Big sister Naomi (almost three), already adores her new baby brother.
Julia R. Hesse GGS’01 L’01, a partner in the healthcare group of the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, has been appointed co-chair of the Boston Bar’s health-law section.
Catherine Lucey C’01 and her husband, Ryan Donnell, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cillian Patrick Lucey Donnell, on Oct. 21. They live in Philadelphia, where she covers politics and government for The Philadelphia Daily News and Ryan is a freelance photographer.
02 Abigail Barnett C’02 married Mark J. Rivera on Feb. 19 at the Bowery Hotel in New York. Many alumni attended including her father, Alan Barnett D’73, brothers Jonathan Barnett C’94 Gr’94 and Mathew Barnett C’96 W’96, and sister-in-law Jennifer Barnett C ‘96. After the celebration with friends and family, Abigail and Mark headed off for a honeymoon in Hawaii; they continue to live in New York.
David A. Berkley C’02 has joined Blank Rome LLP as an associate in its corporate-litigation group and based in its Los Angeles office. Previously, he was an associate in the business-litigation practice group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in Los Angeles.
Liz Ketels C’02 WG’10 married Patrick Sullivan WG’09 at the Washington National Cathedral on June 16, with a reception that followed at the Four Seasons in Georgetown. The wedding party included Stephani Christensen C’02, Anne Hankey Forman C’02, Trisha Young C’02, Daryl Drabinsky WG’10, Daniel Weisenberg WG’09, and Jason Hooks WG’09. A large Penn contingent attended, including Hayes Robbins C’02, Jed Nussdorf EAS’02 W’02 WG’03, Anne Carson Blair C’03, Andrew Blair C’02, Helen Bamber C’01 WG’10, Erik Tietz C’02, Laura Yablon Rapaport C’03 WG’10, Jeffrey Rapaport W’03, Jessica Ansehl WG’10, Eric Steinberg WG’11, Julie Jacobs WG’10, Michael Givner W’05 WG’10, Alana Libow WG’10, Melissa Claugus WG’10, Michele Luchejko Weisenberg WG’09, Andrew Chun WG’09, Peter Spartin WG’09, Leslie Revitt WG’09, James Bentley WG’09, Donald Tucker WG’09, Judy Sher Tucker WG’09, Manpreet Singh WG’09, Mitchell Green WG’09, Justin Overdorff WG’11, Julie Ingalls C’06 WG’11, and Leah Sullivan WG’11. Liz and Patrick met while MBA students at Wharton and live in New York. She is a private-wealth adviser at Goldman Sachs, where she manages money for affluent individuals, families, foundations, and endowments. He is a research analyst for GMT Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund, and started its New York office.
Yael Krigman C’02 writes, “Since I graduated, I spent some time in Madrid with a Fulbright Scholarship, worked at the law firm of White & Case for eight years, went to law school at GW Law, and started my own baking business, Baked by Yael. My best sellers are cake pops and bagels, with sales of my other products not far behind (www.bakedbyyael.com). In [June], the White House highlighted me and 26 other women entrepreneurs on its website, “Women Entrepreneurs Are Creating Jobs.” And her cake pops got a “Best of Washington in 2012” from Washingtonian magazine.
Jared Simon W’02 and Carrie Zaslow Simon C’02 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Louis Maxwell Simon, on May 10; he weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches tall. They live in New Hyde Park, N.Y., where Carrie is in the final year of her ophthalmology residency and Jared is a category manager at the Hain Celestial Group, a natural-foods company.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 10-12, 2013
03 Evan Fieldston M’03 WG’03 GM’09 and Gabriela Marein-Efron M’08 are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Jay Fieldston, on May 12 at Pennsylvania Hospital. He joined a family of alumni, including grandma Gail Seideman Fieldston GEd’73, aunt and uncle Lisa Ratner Fieldston W’02 and Ross Fieldston C’02, uncle Todd Fieldston C’04, and aunt Melanie Shendalman Marein-Efron W’91 WG’96, as well as his late grandfather, Kenneth Fieldston D’74.
04 Diana Feinstein C’04 married Mark Sedlander on May 27 at the La Quinta Resort & Spa outside Palm Springs, Calif. They met at Georgetown Law and now live in New York: she is a litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and he is a staff attorney at the Bronx Defenders. Alumni attending included Thomas Kretchmar C’00, Molly Landman C’04, David Bruno C’04, Kip Pastor C’04, Dana Vetter W’04, Raquel Cabo C’O4, Sara Perkins C’04, Zahir Zaveri W’04, Etty Lewensztain C’O4, Allison Chayo C’04, Stephanie Kamhi Maes C’04, Joshua Maes C’04, Lindsey Gordon C’04, Babacar Diene C’04, Socrates Papazoglou C’04, Meredith Gloger C’04, Anne Nicholson C’04, Samantha Shuman C’04, Amy Liao Askew C’04, Charlie Askew C’04, Oren Henry C’04, and Spencer Schrage C’06.
Patrick Madden C’04 married Alexis Rossman C’06 on Sat., May 26. Attending were maid of honor Elizabeth Grodd C’06, best man Hunter Somerville C’04, bridesmaids Hillary Ellis Robinson C’06, Julia Pudlin L’10, Rachael Ross C’06, Lara Altman C’06, and Stevie Glaberson C’06; and groomsmen Nick Setteducato C’00, James Garlinghouse C’03, and Jeff Goldberg L’10. Patrick is the son of Dr. Janice Fanning Madden, professor of regional science, sociology, and real estate, and Alexis is the daughter of Dr. Louis E. Rossman D’75 GD’77.
Nancy Oster Rosner C’04 and Dr. Andrew Rosner C’05 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Lawrence, on May 6; he weighed 9 lbs. 0 oz., and measured 21 inches long. He was warmly welcomed by family, including Pop-pop William Rosner C’70, aunt Jamie Rosner Dorfman GEd’01, and aunt Abby Rosner Schiffman C’97 and uncle Jeremy Schiffman W’97, as well as many close friends.
05 Rachel Nierman Barone C’05 married Ophir Barone at the Pierre in New York City on July 3, 2011. They met on her first day at JPMorgan in 2005 and after a two-year stint in Boston they are back in New York, are living on the Upper West Side. The bridal party included Jennifer Nierman Knishinsky GM’07, Tali Barone Nu’12, Courtney Jacobs Engel C’05, Alexis Stein Schlachter C’05, Katherine Wagman Sedaka Nu’05, and Jenna Moss C’07. Other alumni attending were Emily Brotman C’05, Jessica Kaplan Campbell C’05, Jeffrey Campbell W’05, Philip Engel C’05, Steve Friedman C’03 W’03, Marissa Miley Friedman C’03, Mollie Weinstein-Gould C’05, Callie Kant C’05, Raina Muransky W’05, Abby Natelson C’05, Julia Parmer C’05, Nicole Pritz C’05, Jason Schlachter C’03, Craig Sedaka W’06, and Emily Gewirtz Stiebel C’05.
Raina Lauren Muransky W’05 married Joshua David Moskowitz on June 2 at Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City, Fla. The wedding party included Stacy Brenner Abraham W’05, Jennifer Wade C’05, Seth Weissman W’05, and Brian Snyder W’00. Many other alumni also attended the celebration. Raina and Josh met in New York, where they both live: she is director of business planning for the Office of the President at American Express and he is vice president of business development for Global Strategy Group, a public-affairs and communications firm.
06 Mudit Jaju EAS’06 married Aditi Chandak on June 27 in Jaipur, India. They met through their families, and had a traditional Hindu ceremony. The wedding party included groomsmen Matt Mirett C’06, Eric Shore EAS’06, Matt Weil C’06, and David Diesenhouse C’06, all freshman-year hallmates of Mudit. Guests who flew in from across the world included Josh Gordon C’06, Laura Freeman Gordon C’06, Jennifer Pavane Kenter C’06, Doron Kenter L’08, Erica Ehrlich EAS ‘06, Charlie Dan C’06 W’06, Andrew Kemp Gr’09, Joanna Hilburn Nu’07, Edward Wesneski C’07, and Allyson Amster Gr’05.
Catherine Jensen C’06 married Fernando Austin Peña W’08 on May 19 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. They met in January 2005 at a Penn fraternity party, when he was a freshman and she a junior. Participating in the wedding were Hannah Tucker C’06 WG’12, Elizabeth Palmer EAS’06 GEng’06, Lauren Tuchman Wilson C’06, Vanessa White William C’06, Jennifer Broadbent W’07, Reuben Cohen C’08, Daryl Leon C’08, and David Ashkenazi W’09. Other alumni at the celebration included Dr. Jeff William C’06, José Luis Gonzalez Pastor WG’12, Meghan Taylor W’06, Deborah Low C’06, Jason Vitullo C’06, Merrimon Johnston Stillman C’06, Joshua Stillman EAS’06, Marisa Morrison C’06, Michael Simone C’06, Garrett Young C’06, Michael Eisenberg C’06, Elizabeth Lovisa C’07, Alexis Tryon C’08, Laura Paine C’08, Bobak Parang C’08, Kristofer Eng EAS’08, Erin Pirruccello Mesick W’08, Daniel Mozes C’08, Julie Perilstein C’08, Amy Adams L’10, Leah Volger C’10, Molly Mitchell C’11, Zachary Hochster C’11, and Dr. Elizabeth Almasi WG’11 M’11. Austin and Cate’s wedding cake featured skyline elements from San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia, including several buildings on Penn’s campus: the cake was topped with a miniature “LOVE” statue and a broken button. After the ceremony, they were announced into the ballroom wearing I met my husband at Penn and I met my wife at Penn buttons saved from Penn Homecoming two years previously. They currently live in New York where she is earning her PhD in neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University and he is an associate in the investment-banking division at Barclays.
07 Cathleen Garrigan L’07 has joined the San Francisco law firm of Farella Braun + Martel LLP as an associate in its intellectual-property litigation department. Previously, she was with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Sarah Fehm C’07 married Michael Stewart C’07 on May 26 at the Colonial Dames House in Philadelphia. Michael and Sarah first met as freshman hall-mates in Fisher Hassenfeld College House. The reception took place at the Radisson-Plaza Warwick Hotel, “with the one and only Kenn Kweder performing the after-party.” Celebrating with Michael and Sarah were a plethora of Quakers, including maid-of-honor Colleen Fehm C’15, B. David Roye C’76, Jane Silfen C’07, Joe Clarke W’07, Sarah Friedman C’07, Rachel Feintzeig C’07, Jill Reiner C’07, Adam Dulberg C’08, Chelsea Albright C’07, Amruta Godbole C’07, Tracey Liebman C’07, Lindsay Warren C’07, Michelle Cohen W’07, Beth Codos C’07, Margaret Foster C’07, Andrew Hilton GEng’10, Kristine Eiman C’07, Corey Hulse W’07, Maria Leonetti C’06, Sam Starr EAS’05 GEng’06, Dan Goldberg W’06, Bimol Karmaker EAS’06, Lauren Zwicharowski C’06, Amber Mullaly C’07, Emily Lanza C’06, and Leah Heifetz C’06. After three years of commuting between New York and Washington to see each other, Michael and Sarah are thrilled to be married and living together in New York.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 10-12, 2013
08 Archita Banerjee C’08 W’08 WG’13 married Yana Sigal Nu’09 GNu’12 in Philadelphia on Friday, April 13. They couple met during Spring Fling on Friday, April 13, 2007. Archita is currently pursuing an MBA at Wharton, and Yana completed her graduate program at the School of Nursing earlier this year. “The beautiful ceremony combined Indian, Russian, Jewish, and Hindu traditions. The Best Man and Best Woman were Heber Tito C’08 and Lena Zurkiya W’08 C’08. The wedding party also included Aneesha Banerjee Sherman C’05 W’05 and Ellen Fraint C’08. The wedding was attended by Alan Hsieh EAS’08 W’08, Amy Rea C’09 GEd’10, Andrea Rockey C’08 Nu’08, Brittany Binler C’11, Carlos Hernandez C’08, Christianne Supan Nu’09, Connie Wong W’08, Daniel Francis W’08, David Foster GLA’12 WG’13, Dennie Zastrow C’10, Derek Brocklehurst Nu’08, Doug Behrman C’08, Eliot Sherman C’05, Emilia Hermann C’09, Ginny Too WG’10, Havy Nguyen W’07, Irina Pekareva-Kochergina Nu’10, Jeanne Chen C’08 W’08, Jose Liz-Moncion W’09, Julia Moon Nu’11, Kaitlin McCann LPS’11, Komal Patel Nu’08 GNu’11, Kristen Young W’08, Lillian Wei C’08 W’08, Matt Feczko EAS’10 GEng’10, Michelle Holshue C’07 Nu’09, Mona Li C’07, Nathaniel Sokol W’08, Nicole Ferszt W’08, Paul Richards C’10, Ryan Borker C’08 W’08, Ryan Cochran C’07 W’07, Sarah Iosifescu W’08, Sean Oliver W’09, Sheyla Medina C’10, Shweta Singh Nu’08 GNu’12, Sonya Li C’08 W’08, Susan Lin C’08, Talena Liu W’08, Tina He Oliver W’09, T.J. Du C’09 GEng’12 and Virginia Cary Petrikonis Nu’08.”
09 Katie DiRenzo Blatt C’09 married Hanz Blatt C’09 on June 24 at the Inn at Penn. The wedding party included maid of honor Chloe LeGendre EAS’09, bridesmaid Wyn Furman C’09, and groomsman Brian Hylton EAS’09. They were joined in celebrating by Ted Andrews C’09, Daniel Isaacs C’09, Ian MacNeill C’09, Alex Rattner EAS’09, Gerard Leone C’07, Dr. Rene Alvarez M’90, Dr. Norma Alvarez GNu’89, and Bill Denning G’80. Hanz’s mother, Stephanie Blatt, is active with Penn Parents. Katie and Hanz first met during Penn Preview days and have been together since reconnecting as freshman year hallmates in English House. After honeymooning throughout Italy, they returned to Chicago, their home since graduating. She is a medical student at Northwestern University and he recently received a master’s in medical science from Loyola University Chicago.
John Palusci C’09 and Meredith Boehm Palusci C’09 Nu’10 GNu’14 are thrilled to announce their recent marriage on June 30 at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Mass. They first met in the Penn Band their freshman year, where his parents, Roslyn Scheiber Palusci C’80 and Vincent Palusci C’80 also met as freshman in 1976. Multiple generations of Quakers were present at the wedding and came together to sing “The Red and Blue.” The wedding party included best man Noah Becker C’09 and bridesmaids Katherine Palusci W’11 and Sonia Step C’09 Gr’14. Included in the celebration were Nicholas Bass EAS’09, Patrice Ierardi Beik C’80 D’84, David Beik C’81, Aaron Blacksberg C’09, Lauren Boroski Nu’10 GNu’13, Greer Cheeseman EE’77, Hal Emmer EAS’09, Ann Gallagher W’82 WG’87, Kevin Gallagher C’80 GEd’89, Peter Graber C’79, Kushol Gupta C’97 Gr’03, Lasker Harris W’54, Stephanie Hwang Nu’11 GNu’14, Robert Isaacs EE’80, Trudy Kao Nu’10 GNu’13, Michael Kettler C’09, Zachary Klitzman C’10, Paula Lazrus C’80, Amy London L’83, Joel London C’79 W’79, Nicholas Lopreiato C’09, Jody Schuhart C’80 WG’84, Leonore McGuire C’09, Amy Moitoza Nu’10 GNu’13, Joel Passer C’09, Eliora Porter C’09 Gr’16, Piyali Sircar EAS’09, and Emily Zenger C’09.
10 Jessica Ansehl WG’10 in April was featured as an under 30 “Westchester Wunderkind” in 914INC, the business publication of Westchester magazine. She is a manager in the global-beverages group at PepsiCo, having begun there in a summer internship during her MBA, and she returned after graduation.
Michelle Newman C’10, in her first year at the Northeastern University law school, was awarded a full-tuition Public Interest Law Scholarship, granted to those who “aspire to careers as legal champions for the underdog.” After graduation, she worked for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, then volunteered with VE Global, a nonprofit serving at-risk youth in Santiago, Chile.
Yu-Hua Yang GEE’10 married Shao-I Ou Yang in Québec City, on June 1. They met in San Diego in late 2007, while he was working for the US Navy and she was an exchange student at San Diego State University. They currently live in Jersey City, N.J., where he works as a software developer at Barclays Capital and she recently graduated with a master’s in marketing from Baruch College.
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