Janice Smith Bers Ed39 writes that she was named Fundraising Volunteer of the Year for 2001 by the greater Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals; she was nominated for her work by Abington Memorial Hospital, Jenkintown Day Nursery, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, the old camp council of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Penn.
Dr. Sidney Wertimer W42, Clinton, N.Y., a professor emeritus of economics at Hamilton College, in September began his 50th-consecutive year in the classroom, teaching one course in financial accounting.
Jacques Levine W43 celebrated his 80th birthday with all his children, Harold Levine W67, Alan Levine W70, Minna Levine OT72, and Dr. David Levine M77, and his eight grandchildren including Rachel Levine SW01 and Eric Levine C01. The family gathered on Labor Day weekend at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. Jacques continues to be active in Middletown Footwear and serves on the boards of the Orange County (N.Y.) Land Trust and the Gomez Hill House Foundation.
Edward W. Madeira Jr. C49 L52, a partner and chair emeritus of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in August was appointed chair of the ABAs Commission on the 21st Century Judiciary, which is charged with identifying methods to diffuse the increasing partisan efforts to control state court judiciaries. He has previously served as chair of the ABAs Commission on Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence and its Commission on State Judicial Selection Standards.
Dr. Madeleine M. Joulli╚ G50 Gr53, the Class of 1970 Professor of Chemistry at the University, in August received the 2002 Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society for her work designing and constructing compounds useful in fields ranging from medicine to forensics. A colleague who nominated her for the award noted she is particularly distinguished for her pioneering, ongoing research with didemnins, compounds isolated from marine animals such as sea squirts and which show anti-cancer properties. Dr. Joulli╚ joined Penns faculty in 1953; she was profiled in Alumni Profiles, Gazette May-June 2001, for other of her recent achievements.
Arnold Zaslow W50 <email@example.com> e-mails he was featured on the cover of the Dec. 10, 2001, issue of Forbes magazine, with several other members of his family. The cover story also featured a full-page photo of the entire family on page 143. Among them were Jerome M. Zaslow W45, Spencer Zaslow W47, Janet Zaslow Wischnia C81, and Robert Zaslow W89. Frankly, I never thought Id be a coverboy. So far, 12 of us work in the family firm, ATD-American Co., manufacturers and distributors of textiles, furniture, safety and security equipment and medical supplies and equipment to institutional and government agencies.
Dr. George B. Kauffman C51, professor of chemistry at California State University at Fresno, received the 2002 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach from the American Chemical Society. In the past two decades he has made regular contributions to the Encyclop╩dia Britannica, including annual articles for its Yearbook of Science and the Future. These articles gave general readers some of the earliest word on superconductors, lithium batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaics, optical fibers, pesticides, cold fusion, and genetic engineering. He was also one of the first writers to tell the public about consumer products such as soft-contact lenses and artificial sweeteners.
Hyman Lovitz W51 is of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Lovitz & Gold, P.C. He was recently appointed to the board of the Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness; established in 1982, it supports glaucoma research and education at Wills Eye Hospital through its Glaucoma Service Research Center, glaucoma clinical-fellowship program, and a variety of public-education initiatives.
Carol Helitzer Shedlin CW51, a vocalist and cabaret singer in New York, had a six-performance cabaret act, Fresh as a Daisy, in October and November at Judys Chelsea. She has performed there often in my 10-year new career.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W54 is professor and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In May he lectured on Neck Dissection: An Operation in Evolution at the annual meeting of the American Head and Neck Society, and attended the 31st Congreso Nacional Asociaci█n Colombiana de Otorrinolaringolog╠a Cirug╠a de Cabeza y Cuello, Maxillofacial y Est╚tica Facial in Santa Marta, Colombia, where he gave a number of lectures. And in June he delivered the J. Ryan Chandler Visiting Professor lectures at the Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Miami.
Sidney Scott Smith Ar56 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Im still a full time sole-practitioner architect, operating out of my house in St. Michaels, Md. All drawings on CADDwhat a way to fly. Recently booked the third largest project of my 41-year career, a 23,500 sq.ft. adult daycare center in Chestertown. Would love e-mails from former classmates who toiled at the erstwhile Fine Arts building across from Weightman Hall. As the TV commercial goes: Some things cost lots of money, but to me Penn ispriceless.
Dr. Noel Wilkie D57 and his wife, Connie, recently established an endowment of $250,000 for the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming; he recently completed a term as president of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association and currently serves on the colleges advisory board. He continues to publish a newsletter for specialists in prosthodontics, The ProsStars Newsletter. Noel and Connie have retirement homes in Rockville, Md., and Bethany Beach, Del.
Dr. Edwin M. Epstein C58 is an emeritus professor in the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1964. He recently returned to Berkeley to chair its peace and conflict studies group, after seven years as dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Marys College of California at Moraga. His wife, Dr. Sandra P. Weinstein Epstein Ed60, is administrator and COO of the Jewish Home in San Francisco, a skilled-nursing facility for the elderly in San Francisco; she has served in this role since 1984, after completing her doctoral studies at Berkeley. They live in Berkeley.
George H. Heilmeier EE58 recently received the Pioneer of Stealth Award for visionary leadership and trailblazing contributions of enduring national significance in the development of low-observable aircraft.
Dr. William P. Graham III M59 was honored in June by the establishment of an endowed professorship in plastic surgery in his name at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He was the founding first chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery there.
Dr. Richard A. Hogarty WG60, Marblehead, Mass., is professor emeritus of political science and a senior fellow with the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. His book, Massachusetts Politics and Public Policy: Studies in Power and Leadership, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in August.
Barbara Hoffman Steinberg CW60 writes, I am now living in Atlantic City, where I am still working as a psychotherapist. I am widowed; my husband was David Steinberg, director of planning at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia. My two children, Dr. Eric Cantor and Glenn Cantor, are both doing well. I have three wonderful grandchildren, Melyssa, Daniel, and Avi.
Fred Jaffin W64 <email@example.com>, captain of Penns varsity football in 1963, e-mails, I attended a special dinner program in Hyannis, Mass., and I wanted to note that two of our former Penn players received special awards at the All-America Football Foundation Dinner on Aug. 2: Dan Challis C64 WG66 and Whitney Smith W66 received the Bill Wade Unsung Hero Award. Dons last year of varsity football was 1963 and Whitneys was 1965.
Dr. Solomon Green GrS65 is emeritus professor of social work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York, having served on its faculty for 30 years. In 1966 he founded the school of social work at Bar Han University. He and his wife moved to Israel in 1990.
Steve Adelson C66 L69 is enjoying the practice of real estate law in his new firm, Cherwin, Theise, Adelson & Loria, LLP, in Boston. His daughter is Leslie K. Adelson C99.
Bruce H. Hoffman W66 e-mails, Several members of the Class of 1966 recently had a mini-reunion over a long lunch at the Penn Club of New York. Some of us had been having an annual dinner, but this was an expanded lunch as several out-of-state classmates were in the New York area for the first time in many years. The group included Norris Wolff W66, Dr. Richie Stern C66, Steve Marcus W66, Dave Fortunoff W66, and myself from the New York-metro area. Coming more of a distance were Chuck Landy C66 (Washington), Jay Samoff C66 (upstate New York), Steve Pottash W66 and Myron Kowal W66 (New Jersey), Mark Cohen C66 (Philadelphia), and Dr. Jon Fratkin C66 (Jackson, Miss). The group includes several lawyers (Chuck Landy, Norris Wolff, Steve Marcus, Jay Samoff), two doctors (Jon Fratkin and Richie Stern), a professor/consultant (Marc Cohen) and the Wharton guys who are in a range of businesses (Dave Fortunoff, Myron Kowal, Steve Pottash, and Bruce Hoffman). We also have four Penn alumni among our children. We plan to have lunch again in early 2003. Anyone interested in joining us, e-mail me at <Ilevysons@aol.com>.
C. Murray Saylor Jr. W66 WG67, a partner of the Saylor Law Firm LLP in Atlanta, was elected president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants earlier this year. Murray practices law with his wife and partner, Jacquelyn Saylor, chair-elect of the sole-practitioner/small-firm section of the Atlanta Bar Association. A resident of Ansley Park, Murray is treasurer of the Georgian Chamber Players, and he is a board member and past president of Penns Atlanta Alumni Club.
Dr. Mark H. Shapiro Gr66 has entered the faculty early-retirement program at California State University at Fullerton, where he has been a member of the physics faculty since 1970. For 10 of those years he served as department chair. He plans to use the extra free time afforded by a reduced teaching assignment to continue research in surface physics, and to expand his role as editor and publisher of The Irascible Professor, an online journal of commentary on education issues (irascibleprofessor.com).
William Cecil Jones G67 and his wife, Adrienne Roos Jones G71, have been enjoying frequent visits to Maison Desir╚e, our new house in Provence; and we were gratified after 10 years of building our company, Just France, to find it named in the Aug. 12 issue of Fortune magazine as one of the top 25 villa companies in the world. Our son, Leonard Wood C00 G00, in June received his M.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford (he was at St. Antonys College), finishing first in his program and receiving the Zander Prize. He began studies for his Ph.D. at Harvard this fall. Brendan is completing a two-year course in French and English literature at St. Edmund Hall at Oxford, and Laura is enjoying her third year of undergraduate studies in business at Northeastern University in Boston.
Dr. David L. Evans C68 joined the Smithsonian Institution in September as under-secretary for science. An oceanographer, he had served with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1993, most recently as assistant administrator for research; while there he led the White House Global Climate Change Initiative, coordinating activities of 12 federal agencies.
Dr. John R. Feussner C68 in July was appointed professor and chair of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Previously he was chief of research and development for the Veterans Health Administration in Washington; his research focus is public health and geriatric medicine. He and his wife, Carol Blessing-Feussner, live in Mt. Pleasant; their daughters Krista Lauren lives in Reston, Va., and Whitney Blessing attends Virginia Technology technological, and their son, Derek John, is a student at the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston.
Ed Friedrichs GAr68 is chief executive officer of the global architecture and design company Gensler, and an overseer of the Graduate School of Fine Arts. He was quoted in The Washington Post (Aug. 31) for having coined a new design mantra, enlightened realism, explaining Workplace design is quickly getting realistic ... While the New Economy was all about speed and how to harness technology to win the race, now its about understanding the pace at which people really work and the nature of collaboration. Innovation will be on the potential of people, rather than experimentation for its own sake.
Robert Balter C69 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, This has been a year of significant professional publication and teaching for me. My article, Drafting Suggestions for Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, originally appearing May last year in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals (v.55 n.3, p.76), was re-published last fall in 55 Tax Lawyer 185. This year I taught Using Life Insurance to Fund Estate Planning For Subsequent Marriages at an August Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar in Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg; I published an article, Using Life Insurance To Fund Buy Sell Agreements for LLCs, in 29 Estate Planning 460 (September); and I have another article being published in BNA Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, (v.27, either in September or in November), entitled Using Trusts as Buyers in Buy Sell Agreements. I am very busy, but enjoying my position as director of business for estate planning with Karr Barth Associates, Inc., in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. On a personal note, my daughter, Meredith, has made Deans List in all four of her semesters at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she is majoring in interior design.
Steven Kammerman CE69 GEng71 and Gayle Kammerman are delighted to announce that their daughter, Courtney Kammerman W00, married Michael Goldstein on June 2 at the Hotel duPont in Delaware. Bridesmaids included Laura Vogel W00, Jordana Riklis C00, and Nili Doft C00 W00. Alumni from many decades shared in the celebration, including Eric Golding C00, Miritte Steinberg C00, Ben Schein C00, Vanessa Ba╚z C00, Katie Patrick W00, Gina Rossitto W00, Steve Fechheimer W00, Savitri Vilassakdanont C00, Stephanie Foster C01, Sandi Apfeldorf C00, Megan McGoldrick W02, Michelle Tucker C00, Dr. Neer Even-Hen D00, George Shapiro GCE70 WG81, Stanley Sloan C69 WG71, Steven Kapustin C68, Dr. John Widenmeyer V77, Dr. Sydney Tyson C82, Jim Brodo W88, Rob Brodo W84, Ruth Golding CW72, Nina Shuman Rovner CW70, and Jean Moss Clemons W69 WG82 and Wharton professor Dr. Eric Clemons. After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, Courtney and Michael now live in Center City, Philadelphia; you can contact them at <email@example.com>. Gayle and I can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Bob Lion C69 <email@example.com> e-mails, I have joined XM Satellite Radio in Washington as vice president for advertising sales. My daughter Lindsay Lion C98 GEd99 recently married Fred Jauss C99 G99; both followed tradition by being part of the Penn Glee Club under Bruce Montgomery. My son, Mark Lion, added to our family resume by completing his degree as part of the Class of 2001.
Dr. Douglas Wolf C69 Gr77, Syracuse, N.Y., is associate director of the Center for Policy Research and the Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. In April a paper on bone strength he had co-written was published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, and he presented a paper on simulated kin networks at a California workshop on Future Seniors and their Kin.
Alan Aidekman W70 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Truly A Judge, a thoroughbred owned with two partners, was shipped to Philadelphia Park and won the Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes on Aug. 31. This brings his total earnings to $220,000 since he was purchased for $20,000 in October 2001. The partnership also owns a two-year-old colt, Unfurl The Flag. Both horses will race at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park in the fall. I am also helping my wife, Donna, open a Curves franchise, a 30-minute fitness and weight-loss center for women, in Orange Park Acres, in Orange, Calif., where we currently live.
Dr. David Straus C70 e-mails, While I still am closely associated with the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, where I have been since 1988, I also have recently accepted an appointment as professor of climate dynamics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. At COLA we do basic research on the theory of seasonal predictability, and we advise GMU doctoral students. We are also developing a new Ph.D. program in climate dynamics for GMU. My wife, Susan, a child psychologist, and I continue to live in Owings Mills, Md., and are still trying to keep up with our grown daughters, Rebecca (23) and Emily (20).
Allen Warshaw C70 <email@example.com> recently joined the law firm of Klett, Rooney, Lieber & Schorling as a shareholder in its Harrisburg, Pa., office; his primary practice area is commercial litigation. More importantly, his youngest son, Bobby, was just selected for the ODP national soccer pool in the 1988 age group. His wife, Dr. Shirley Nes Warshaw CGS71 WG76, is a professor of political science at Gettysburg College who has published several books on the U.S. presidency.
Dr. Mary Slotsky Muscato CW71 and Dr. Joseph J. Muscato C71 M75 were jointly selected to receive the Laureate Award from the Missouri chapter of the American College of Physicians, the highest award in the state society and the first ever awarded jointly. They both practice hematology and medical oncology in Columbia.
James S. Holt CE71 e-mails, I work as a professional structural engineer in Baltimore for Parsons Corporation, a worldwide engineering firm. In my first ever bid for political office, I recently defeated the incumbent mayor of Mount Airy, Md., a town of over 6,400 residents. I ran as a write-in candidate against the unchallenged three-term incumbent; the election results were challenged in court, and the Circuit Court of Carroll County ruled in my favor. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adrienne Roos Jones G71 <email@example.com> e-mails, This has been a busy and productive year for our family. My husband, William Cecil Jones G67, and I have been enjoying frequent visits to Maison Desir╚e, our new house in Provence; and we were gratified after 10 years of building our company, Just France, to find it named in the Aug. 12 issue of Fortune magazine as one of the top 25 villa companies in the world. Our son, Leonard Wood C00 G00, in June received his M.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford (he was at St. Antonys College), finishing first in his program and receiving the Zander Prize. He began studies for his Ph.D. at Harvard this fall. My step-son, Brendan, is completing a two-year course in French and English literature at St. Edmund Hall at Oxford, and my step-daughter, Laura, is enjoying her third year of undergraduate studies in business at Northeastern University in Boston.
Alan Neibauer WG71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I have written over 64 books on computer hardware and softwareand two novels, Type A and No Waiting to Die, both published by Belayne Publishing. Type A is the newest, a coming-of-middle-age story about a character loosely based on my wonderful wife of over 35 years (www.belayne.com/typea.htm). The book is a tribute to her: she is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer, and all of the profits from the book go to the Foundation for Thymic Cancer Research that we have set up (www.neibauer.net).
Peter Anderson GAr72 GCP72 GFA72 <email@example.com> is a planning and preservation consultant in New Haven, Conn., and New York and is principal of the design and planning firm, Main Street Partners, LLP. He e-mails that he was recently awarded membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners, one of only eight Connecticut planners certified this year (certification requires specific education and professional experience, plus the passing of a national-planning examination given throughout the U.S. and Europe.) He has served on the board of the New Haven Preservation Trust, and as a commissioner for historic preservation for Sedona, Ariz.
Dr. Michael Bentley GEd72 reports, Ive been appointed associate professor of science education at the University of Tennessee. Would like to hear from alumni in the Knoxville area.
Steven Mait W72 is happy to announce that Andrew Watkins C71 has joined him as a partner at Wachovia Securities in Coral Springs, Fla. I have been involved in the financial industry for the past 30 years with a number of New York Stock Exchange firms, as well as my own arbitrage company, in the U.S. as well as Europe. Andy has worked as a CPA for his own company as well as an NYSE-listed company for the past 30 years in New York. He has been a guest speaker numerous times on Bloomberg radio as an expert on taxation for individuals in the sports area, professional media, and international businesses. He fills an important gap for individuals as well as corporate investors for a complete financial package. I can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Susan Miron CW72, a book critic and harpist, performed in the program, Masters of Chamber Music, at the Eighth World Harp Congress in Geneva last July with her husband, Dr. Burton Fine C51, a violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her latest CD, A Birthday Hansel: Music for Voice and Harp, was released on Chandos Records in the spring. She has also just completed a recording of her own transcriptions of Scarlattis keyboard sonatas for harp.
Dr. Andrew I. Schafer M73 in September was appointed the Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University. Previously he was chair of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. His clinical and research areas of expertise are in hematology, thrombosis, platelet function, and vascular cell biology. The author of over 180 papers, he has edited or co-edited five textbooks and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. His wife, Pauline, is an educator, and they have three children, Kate, Pamela, and Eric.
Mark P. Zelisko C73 and Julie Chico Zelisko are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Alessandra, on Jan. 23. Her brothers, Mark (four) and Vincent (two), share our happiness; we can be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Dr. R. Wayne Randolph V74, a small-animal practitioner in Flemington, N.J., in April was installed as a distinguished practitioner member of the National Academies of Practice; it was founded in 1981 to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across the primary health professions.
Richard Busis C75 G80, Wynnewood, Pa., is chair of the securities department of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen OConnor. In September he gave a presentation at a seminar sponsored by the firm on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Dr. Edward C. Halperin W75, the L. R. Prosnitz Professor and chair of radiation oncology at the Duke University Medical Center, has been named vice-dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.
Rachel Osborn CW75 in August was named director of foundation and government relations for the Allentown (Pa.) Art Museum. She lives in Allentown with her husband, Nicholas Butterfield, her daughter Laurel Butterfield, a freshman at Syracuse University, and her son, Theodore Butterfield, a freshman at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pa.
James H. Shalek C75 in July joined the N.Y.-based law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, as a partner in its patent-litigation practice. Previously he was the managing partner and head of the New York office of Lyon & Lyon.
Dennis O. Wilson C75 <DennisWilson@rohmhaas.com> recently returned to Philadelphia to join the Rohm and Haas Company as senior counsel. In May he was elected assistant corporate secretary, and is now responsible for corporate governance, securities laws, and compliance, in addition to his litigation and counseling responsibilities. He and his wife, Lynell, live with their son, Matthew, in Blue Bell, Pa.
David A. Gross C76 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Betsy Gifford W76 and I just celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary by vacationing in Capri, Italy, and planning a trip to visit Penn with our son, Robbie, who is a rising high-school senior. I was recently nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador for international communications and information policy. For the past year I have been deputy assistant Secretary of State for international communications policy, responsible for the countrys international-telecommunications policy. The job is extraordinarily interesting and challenging, as I head the U.S. delegations for meetings with other countries, either individually or at large multilateral conferences. One of the real highlights was giving a speech recently before the entire U.N. General Assembly.
Sue Ellen Grossman C76 will be leaving New York, after over 20 years as an options trader on the American Stock Exchange, and moving to Sault, in the Vaucluse department of France, with my husband, Patrice Bertrand. Our new address is La Barbane, Rue de la Barbane, Sault 84390, France.
Nina M. Gussack C76 GEd76 is chair of the health-effects litigation-practice group and vice chair of the executive committee of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. She was recently named vice-chair of the drug and medical-device committee of the Defense Research Institute for 2002 and 2003. She will assume the chair in 2004. She serves on the ethics committee of the Wills Eye Hospital.
Richard C. Brodhead G77 in August was named associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the Esther Boyer College of Music and Department of Dance at Temple University. Teaching composition at Boyer since 1986, he also served as acting dean for the last academic year. He is a director of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and serves on the board of the Theodore Presser Company.
Dr. Jay Fagan SW77, Elkins Park, Pa., associate professor of social work at Temple University, was named acting dean of its School of Social Administration in July; he joined the faculty in 1990. His research and clinical interests focus on fathers and fathering: he is general editor of the scholarly journal Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men as Fathers. His Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers was published last year, and a new book, Fathers and Early Childhood Programs, was published recently by Delmar Publishing.
Jeffrey Harris W77 is senior managing director of Warburg Pincus, LLC, the private-equity firm in New York, and chair-elect of the National Venture Capital Association. In July he was appointed a trustee of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. A 1973 graduate, he later served as a governor of its schools.
David Locke C77 continues on the faculty at Florida Atlantic Universitys School of Business, teaching in the information-technology and operations-management department. Recently he joined the Kaplan Colleges as an admissions adviser for Concord University Law School, the online law school. He married his current wife, Cindy Jabbour, two years ago, to create a Brady Bunch of six children, three hers, three histhankfully most of them grown by now. David and Cindy recently made their new home in Parkland.
Robert M. Lippman C78 was awarded the Wayte and Olga Raymond Memorial Literary Award in August by the American Numismatic Association for his article A Gift from the Governor, published in The Numismatist (August 2001). He is senior trial counsel for Firemans Fund Insurance Company, and director of the Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York. Bob and his wife Rita live in Buffalo with their sons Matthew (seven) and David (five).
Michelle Extract Schimel SAMP78 writes, I am in my second term of elected office as town clerk of North Hempstead, N.Y. I also serve as a district director of the New York State Town Clerks Association. I was selected as a 2002 honoree on the Municipal Clerks Honor Roll, representing 13 states. I was nominated by Matthew Barkan C00, executive assistant to our town board.
Dr. John M. Whyte M78 Gr81 is director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia; in August he received from the Brain Injury Association of America its William Fields Caveness Award, presented to an individual who, through national and international research, has made outstanding contributions to bettering the lives of people who have sustained a brain injury.
Jeffrey N. Barker C79 writes, Im working as a political and general-assignment reporter for The Baltimore Sun, which is teeming with Penn grads. I married Hilary Dick (Oberlin, 1984) in 1999.
Steven N. Haas C79 and Beth Eskin Haas C91 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Rachel, on May 22. Looks like Alumni Weekend 2024 will be busy, with Alexs graduation coinciding with her fathers 45th Reunion.
Dana Day McGahey C79 FA81 and her husband, Daniel, are happy to announce the birth of their fifth daughter, Abigail Emma Rose, on March 24. They live in King of Prussia, Pa. Dana also reported that her father, Norman D. Day, emeritus professor of city and regional planning in Penns Graduate School of Fine Arts, passed away on July 16.
Madeleine Schachter C79 is associate general counsel at Time Warner Trade Publishing, Inc., where she specializes in media law. Her book, Law of Internet Speech, was re-published in an updated edition by Carolina Academic Press earlier this year.
Bruce Bergwall C80 <email@example.com> e-mails that his daughter Stephanie Marie Bergwall was married last July to Jason Leap and is in her second year of teaching history to seventh graders at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Middle School.
Steve Mendelsohn W80 in September was named executive director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), the boroughs public-access television station. Previously he was general manager of the New York office of Razorfish, the Internet design and consultation company.
James Dart GAr81 practices in New York and teaches design at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT. His firm, Architects James Dart AIA, received an AIA 2002 Honor Award for their project, the Barn Renovation + Lath House Addition, at Philadelphias historic Bartrams Garden. The awards are the professions highest recognition of excellence of design in architecture, interiors, and urban design. The jury described the project as an ingenious addition to an historic barn that creates interest by contrasting the assembled nature of the new with the monolithic quality of the old.
Howard B. Haas C81 is founding chair of the Committee to Save the Sameric, Philadelphias last movie palace, the Art Deco Boyd theater built in 1928. Sign our petition, support our cause at (www.savethesameric.org).
Earle Hager W81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jane Hager welcomed Sarah Jane Hager on Aug. 12. Mother and baby are doing well. They also have a son, Alex, who will be nine in December. Earle is with Amherst Corporate Computing, a consulting firm in Austin, Tex., and is active in the local Penn alumni club. Jane is the assistant director of nursing at Austin State Hospital. Alex is a budding artist and Sarah is yet to make her mark on the world, other than footprints on the birth certificate. We look forward to hearing from friends from Philadelphia.
Michael S. Haratz C81 <email@example.com> e-mails, After approximately 17 years in private law practice, including over eight years as a member of the firm of Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A. in Roseland, N.J., I have accepted a dual legal and business position in the corporate world. In August I became vice president and general counsel of YHD Foxtons, Inc., and affiliated entities, a prominent discount real estate brokerage firm in West Long Branch with affiliated businesses in mortgage origination and brokerage, title insurance, and related real estate products and services. Started in 2000, the company is achieving excellent results in its New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut markets, and is preparing to expand to new regions and poised to revolutionize the residential real estate industry. I also have ventured into the world of academia as an adjunct instructor of legal writing and research at Seton Hall Law School in Newark. When not working or teaching, I enjoy time at home with my wife, Elyse, and children, Craig and Mallory.
Dr. Kenneth Maiese C81 married Barbara A. Simeone on Sept. 1 in Old St. Josephs Catholic Church in Philadelphia. She is vice president and director of planning and administration of Verizon Capital Corp. in New York. A neurologist and neuroscientist, Ken is professor in the neurology and anatomy & cell biology departments at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He is also director of its Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Cerebral Ischemia that focuses on therapies for neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimers disease. He recently enjoyed visiting professorships in Tokyo, Beijing, and Sicily and is about to publish a new book on neuronal and vascular plasticity in the nervous system.
Alfonso FernĚndez Jr. WG82 is president of the newly formed Ivy-Port Logistical Services, Inc.; with another investor he acquired the company, which was formerly the Puerto Rico subsidiary of Swissport International AG, and it continues to provide ground-handling operations at San Juan International Airport.
Alan Penzias C82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Im an instrument rated private pilot and in the summer I accomplished a long-term goal when I flew from Boston to Vienna with another pilot. Our trip took us to Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, and Belgium.
Randy Malamud C83 was named associate chair of the English department at Georgia State University; he has taught there since 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2000. His fifth book, Poetic Animals and Animal Souls, will be soon published from Palgrave, and is dedicated to his son, Benjamin Simonds-Malamud (five). His previous book, Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals and Captivity (1998) was dedicated to his other son, Jacob (nine). Wendy Simonds C84 was just tenured and promoted to associate professor of sociology at Georgia State. Wed love to hear from anyone who still remembers us, at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Steven D. Martin WG83 in July joined Granite Properties, a Dallas-based real-estate investment, management, and development company, as managing director of its new Atlanta office. Previously he was a founding principal for Goddard Investment Group, LLC, in Atlanta. He is past president of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and served on the board of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta.
Dang T. Phan EE83 is chief operating officer and a managing partner of Soros Real Estate Partners in New York. In August he was elected a trustee of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. A 1979 graduate, he arrived there in 1975 as a refugee when his family fled Vietnam. He and his wife, Doan-Trang Nguyen, an interior designer, live in New York.
Robin Marks Settle C83 e-mails, After living my whole life in Philadelphia, I have moved with my family to Great Falls, Va. After nine years with the Temple University Health System, I joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a manager in its healthcare-consulting practice last summer and am now in the Washington office. Looking forward to hearing from classmates at <email@example.com>.
Sharon Glassman C84 e-mails that her first book, Love, Santa (published by Warner Books) is now in stores, kicking off her sixth year visiting home-and-office holiday parties where she tells a funny, moving tale about answering needy kids letters to Santa and brings real Operation Santa Claus letters for all to answer. Interested party hosts can visit (www.love-santa.com).
Nils Hagen-Frederiksen C84 e-mailed in August, Just checking in with friends and classmates to say Hi, and let everyone know that Ive accepted a position as deputy press secretary for the Mike Fisher for Governor campaign. In fact, Im writing this after returning from helping coordinate press coverage for a campaign visit to Pittsburgh by President Bush. Prior to joining the campaign I spent two years with the press office of Pennsylvanias Office of Attorney General, which followed a five-year stint as Harrisburg news bureau chief for Metro Networks/Westwood One, handling state news and government reporting for affiliates across the country.
Tsiwen M. Law L84, a trial attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Hwang & Associates, P.C., was named among Minorities of Influence by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly earlier this year. He was the founding president of the Asian American Bar Association of Delaware Valley.
Lorraine Sheppard Lindhult C84 e-mails, Ive started my own business after 11 years of full-time parenting, Grant is 11 and Kurt is seven. My new baby is Lindhult Professional Organizing: I help homeowners organize their closets, basements, offices and lives. Its very satisfying to help people discover extra space in their homes and recapture the time they used to spend looking for things. One of my specialties is getting homes ready for the market and assisting older adults with downsizing. I love my new career, and would be glad to hear from my classmates, colleagues, and other alumni at (215) 442-1066 or <LindhultProfOrg@netscape.net>.
Marlene Vine Ross C84 e-mails that she is a long way from her English-major roots. After working in marketing communications and knowledge management, she has spent the last few years as an information-technology strategy and architecture consultant for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Paoli, Pa. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Sarah (11) and Joshua (eight), and live in Lafayette Hill, a Philadelphia suburb. Marlene would love to hear from old Penn friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Harlan Sands W84 <email@example.com> e-mails, Following nearly 11 years as a U.S. Naval officer, six years of night school working on a law degree and an MBA, and four years as a criminal-defense attorney in Miami, in 1999 I joined the criminal-justice faculty at Florida International University. And in August 2001, I was appointed associate dean for budget and operations in the College of Health and Urban Affairs at FIU. I live in Miami Beach with my wife, Lynn, and our new addition, eight-month-old son, Samson Mitchell.
Dr. Alice Dick W85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, In May and June, I took a six-week sabbatical from my job as an internist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Groupmy longest vacation in 15 years. I spent part of my time off with family in Colorado, getting to know my niece and nephew, part of it at home in Los Angeles, and three weeks traveling to Turkey, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic. It was both a great vacation and a long-awaited opportunity to recharge my batteries. Now I am back at work with, I think, extra energy and new ideas about how to improve my practice. I would recommend that anyone, no matter what their field, take a break like this occasionally: its the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time.
Dr. Dave Eisenmann C85 <email@example.com> and his wife, Suzanne Barr, announce the birth of their second daughter, Hannah Eisenmann Barr, at 8lbs. 8oz. on June 11 in Washington. Everyone, including older sister Rachel, is doing fine. Dave is an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Suzanne is a partner specializing in business law at Hogan and Hartson LLP; they live in Takoma Park, Md.
Wendy Feller C85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, All the coffee Ive been drinking here in Seattle has helped me start another new business called Smittens, which produces & sells specially designed polarfleece mittens for handholding (www.smittens.biz). In the meantime, Im enjoying life with my AIA-award-winning architect husband, Allan Farkas C89, our 26-year-old parrot, and our Briard puppy, Fred.
Steven A. Haber C85 W85, a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, presented a seminar on A Fungus Among Us: The Proliferation of Mold Litigation and Strategies for Handling Mold Claims at the national meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturing Association in June.
Scott L. Miller WG85 writes, My wife, Julie, and I had a baby girl named Madelyn Ilana Miller on Nov. 18, 2001.
Juliet Pederson Moritz C85 <Juliet0612@aol.com> was recently promoted to the newly created position of director in charge of global-compliance auditing, safety surveillance, and epidemiology at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, Pa.; she is responsible for overseeing the development of a department to audit the firms worldwide patient-safety reporting. When not traveling for work, she lives in Blue Bell, and enjoys traveling for fun, collecting wines, skiing in Utah, doing family research, managing her husbands companys Web site (www.JMME.com)and being a hockey mom to her five children. If any one remembers me (I was pretty quiet back then), Id love to hear from you.
Dr. Seyed M. Naini Gr85 gave a talk and interview on a talk show on WPBR 1340 AM, based in West Palm Beach, on Sept. 17. The interview is available on the Internet at (www.1340wpbr.com/home.htm). He also appeared for a book-signing at Barnes & Noble in Boca Raton on Sept. 21. For more information go to (www.naini.net).
Karl Racine W85 recently joined the Washington law firm Venable LLP as a litigation partner in its corporate-defense & white-collar and civil-litigation practices. Previously he was an associate counsel in the latter years of the Clinton White House, and for the last two years a financial adviser for UBS PaineWebber in Washington.
Rabbi Amy Schwartzman C85 and Kevin Moss would like to share the news of the birth of their second child, Eliana Yael Moss. Ellie joins older sister Hannah in keeping her parents happy and busy. Amy is the senior rabbi of Temple Rodef Shalom just outside of Washington, and Kevin, a new American citizen, works for British Telecom.
Tremain Smith C85, a Philadelphia-based artist, participated in Being City, an exhibit that presents transformations Harrisburg has undergone in the past year, at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in early September. Examples of her work are also in The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax (published last year by Watson-Guptill), and four of her pieces are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lawrence M. Stratton Jr. W85 <email@example.com> in May received a masters in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is now in the Ph.D. program in religion and society with an emphasis on Christian ethics. He is also a candidate for ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Lisa Wolf C85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Yehuda Golani, welcomed their son, Ezra Hayim Golani, on Aug. 14. He joins big brothers Aviv (17) and Jordan (13), and big sister Emily (12). Lisa and family live in San Francisco, where she works as human-resources director for the Jewish Community Center.
Ellen Campbell-Kaminski C86 in August was appointed vice president in charge of small-law-firm marketing for LexisNexis, the Dayton, Ohio-based provider of legal, news and business-information services.
J. Stuart Dickstein C86, Cambridge, Mass., e-mails that he and Nancy Shapiro are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Zev Kaplun Dickstein, on May 30.
Dr. Robin Kerner W86 <RobinKGill@aol.com> married Mark Gill on Aug. 11. They live on the Upper West Side, where he works as a freelance author and she has a private psychology practice. Recently Robin was promoted to chief psychologist at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, where she has been working on the forensic service for the past three years; in the new position she will be a clinical-service coordinator on a civil-inpatient unit.
Laura Genovese Miller G86, Fort Washington, Pa., an attorney in the intellectual-property department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen OConnor, was named in July to a three-year term as trustee of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Bill Sliwa WG86 has taken a new position as chief executive officer of International Survey Research LLC in Chicago.
Dr. David R. Brigham G87 Gr92 in July commenced as the Priscilla Payne Hurd director of the Allentown (Pa.) Art Museum. Previously he was with the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum; an exhibit he organized there of paintings by the Hudson River School is at Allentown through Dec. 22. He has relocated to the Allentown area with his wife, Holly Trostle Brigham, an artist and art teacher, and son, Noble.
Risa Vetri Ferman C87 <email@example.com> e-mails, In January I became the first assistant district attorney of the Montgomery County District Attorneys Office in Norristown, Pa. Prior to this promotion, for nine years I worked in this office primarily handling sexual assault and homicide cases. On the personal side, my husband, Michael Ferman, and I live in Meadowbrook with our three children, Jenna (eight), Ben (six), and Jake (four).
Keith Gottfried W87 is senior vice president for law and corporate affairs and chief legal officer of Borland Software Corporation in Scotts Valley, Calif. In late June he accompanied U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans on a business-development mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.
Randi Brown Kobak C87 announces the birth of her son, Max Louis, on Aug. 20. He joins big sisters Sydney (4 3/4) and Ellie (2 1/2). Randi lives with her family in Portland, Ore., where they have been for the past seven years. She would love to hear from friends that happen to be visiting the Pacific Northwest, or via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Janine Kyrillos Nu87 <email@example.com> e-mails, I recently finished my residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I am staying on with Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates to work as a clinical instructor, hospitalist, and as a consultant with the information-technology department.
Jonathan H. Newman L87 is of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel. In August he was named chair of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, having been first appointed to it in 1999; he spearheaded the Pennsylvania Wine Festival in May, which attracted many of the worlds wine producers. He lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife, Nancy Marcus Newman L87, and their three sons. Jonathan is the immediate past-chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.
Thomas W. Sandler C87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Im in my 11th year teaching English and coaching soccer and ice hockey at the Irvington (N.Y.) School District. Ive recently celebrated my ninth wedding anniversary to my wonderful wife, Cynthia. Our two beautiful daughters, Julia (almost five), and Eliza (two), bring us tons of joy each day. We live in Sleepy Hollow, along the Hudson River. I continue to interview prospective students through Penns secondary-school committee.
Matthew Gutt W88 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Louise, and I were blessed with the arrival of twins on May 1. Christopher and Olivia are our first children and are happy, healthy kids. Also, on June 10, I began working for Exelon Corporation as assistant general counsel, concentrating on labor and employment.
Ira Rosen C88 e-mails, After an active summer of Music in MyDiningRoom, were gearing up for our second annual International Pop Overthrow warm-up on Dec. 1. Last year, nine artists performed in our home: this year, who knows? Join the insanity; details at (www.mydiningroom.com) or e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For those of you too timid to say hello by e-mail, get over it: its been too long since weve talked.
Adam Schneider W88 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Michele, our daughter, Lindsey, and I are living in St. Louis. I was recently promoted to assistant vice president, rental, for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We are all looking forward to the birth of the next family member, due in February.
Elina M. Cardet C89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I am happy to announce that my husband and I celebrated the first birthday of our son, Julian Jose, this past April. In August we also celebrated the end of my husbands chemotherapy treatment. Since last September life has been challenging for most members of the New York community. As an architect and designer, I have had the privilege to work on an extraordinary exhibit which [seeks] to celebrate freedom and look into the future with optimism: I invite all alumni to go see the American Express: Rewarding Lives exhibit at the World Financial Center, through Dec. 31. The exhibit, designed and curated by The Moderns (www.themoderns.com), will transform the 200 Vesey Street lobby and display Annie Liebovitz photography. I would love to hear from other classmates in New York and living abroad.
Steven L. Chudnow C89 L92 <email@example.com> e-mails, I am happy to announce that I have moved across town, to the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw, as a partner in the real-estate department of its New York office. My phone number is now (212) 218-5500: I look forward to hearing from anyone I have failed to keep in touch with over the years.
Susan Edelstein C89 writes, I am thrilled to announce my marriage to Mark Bradford Towler on Sept. 1 in Newburyport, Mass. I currently work for Massachusetts General Hospital in ambulatory-group-practice management.
Allison Cannady-Smith W90 and her husband, Greg, announce the arrival of their newest blessing, Gregory Robert Smith III. Weighing in at 8lbs. and 9oz., Gregory already has begun preparing for his future role as starring Quaker quarterback, Class of 2024; he joins big sister Amanda Nicole, Class of 2020.
Kimberly Kaplan C90, an attorney in the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Reed Smith, in August received a leadership award from the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Dr. Dana Kerr W90 in August was appointed an assistant professor of finance at St. Marys University in San Antonio, Tex.; he received his doctorate this year from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Lani Peritz Lipkind C90, her husband, Eric, and newly big sister Jordan are thrilled to announce the arrival of Noah Wade on May 23. Lani is taking a break from her freelance PR business to pursue the hectic life of a full-time stay-at-home mom, and would love to re-connect with some of my old Penn friends; please e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Melvin J. Mungin C90 writes, I was appointed pastor of the Institutional A.M.E. Zion Church in Yonkers, N.Y., on June 23.
Brian J. Ward C90 and Travis Neighbor Ward C90 G90 are thrilled to announce that their daughter, Lila, is 19 months old. Brian and Travis (who then went by her childhood nickname of Libby), met during their freshman year at Penn. He works as a director of design for the architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss, setting up its first Atlanta office. Travis is still freelance-writing for magazines, and recently completed the updated second edition of her book Living, Studying, and Working in Italy, due from Henry Holt Publishers in January (www.travisnward.com).
Marc Zola C90 <email@example.com> married Heidi Bailey on Aug. 25. Celebrating with them at their wedding in Eugene, Ore., were David Jacobs C90, Jonathan Ringel C90 W90, Gordon Kessler EAS90, Jay Goldberg C90, Dr. Murray Shames C90 and Francie Linsky Shames C92, Andrew Harlem C90, Greg Sigel C90, Neil Zola C87, Adele Zola Saunders C86, Daniel Zola C95, and Dr. Malcolm Zola GD60.
Sharyn Cohen-Colon C91 GEd92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Michael Colon C91 W91 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Scott, on Feb. 13. He joins his three year-old brother, Matthew, at home in Chatham, N.J. Michael is chief operating officer of the private-client division for Deutsche Bank and Sharyn is enjoying her time at home with her two sons.
Christopher Gomez C91 W91 e-mails, I am pleased to announce the birth of my third child, Christian Jon Gomez, on Dec. 2, 2001. He is doing fine and is a great companion to his two siblings, Maria (six) and Alex (four). My wife, Kristina, and I could not be happier. We also recently relocated from Houston to San Diego: I have taken a position as director of financial planning and analysis for the imaging and printing group of Hewlett-Packard. Given that this is our first time on the West Coast, we look forward to hearing from old classmates in California; please feel free to e-mail me at <email@example.com>.
Beth Eskin Haas C91 and Steven N. Haas C79 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Rachel, on May 22. Looks like Alumni Weekend 2024 will be busy, with Alexs graduation coinciding with her fathers 45th Reunion.
Al Meyers W91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, In July I was promoted to vice president of strategic planning at Turner Broadcasting, a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. Beth and I remain in the Atlanta area with our daughter and son, ages three and one.
Jeff Peachin C91<email@example.com> married Kristin Byrd on July 5 in San Francisco. Alumni present were his father, David Peachin W62, cousin Howie Rosenfeld C40, and friends Rachel Elson C90, Peter Farr W86, Stu Gibbs C91, John Janke W91, Jon Mattingly C91, Sharon Appel Soforenko WG90 and Tracy Soforenko C91 W91, and Courtney Spikes C92. Jeff and Kristin currently live in San Francisco, where he is a tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and she is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science at UC Berkeley, researching wetland ecology.
Dr. Christina L. Sarabia C91 writes, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have finally finished my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in industrial and organizational psychology. It is truly in the better-late-than-never category. Xavier and I are also pleased to announce that Antonio Horacio Sarabia was born on June 4, weighing 9lbs. 2oz., and was 19.5 inches long. His older siblings, Alejandro, Elena, and Roberto, are all busy trying to help take care of him.
Erica Klein Erignac C92 GEd97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Dr. Charles Erignac GEng98 Gr01 are happy to announce the birth of their son, William Eric Rene Erignac, on May 14. Erica and Charles live in Seattle, where he is a researcher for Boeing and she is enjoying being a full-time mom.
Jessica Dewey Fantinato C92 <email@example.com> married Paul Fantinato on June 22 in Negril, Jamaica. Suzanne Rosenberg Bazarian C93 GEd93 attended the wedding. Jessica is currently working on homeland-security issues in the Office of the Administrator of the USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Washington.
Barton Gernander C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mailed in late-August I am getting married on Sept. 28 in Duluth, Minn. My fiancee, Bridget, and I are both attorneys living and working in the Twin Cities; we met through a bar association event in Duluth. Penn alumni attending the wedding will include Marc Massey C93, Tim McAllister C91, and David Darvassey C93. Greetings and best wishes to all of the Penn lightweight-crew alumni and current members.
Rev. Jim Om C92 and Jennifer Pico Om C93 are delighted to announce the birth of our daughter, Phoebe, on Sept. 4. She joins big brother P.J., who is almost three. We would love to hear from old Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Donald J. Richardson GPU92 in August was named an associate in the liability-defense group of Ulmer & Berne, a Cleveland-based law firm.
Randi Rudolph Shaw C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Peter, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Parker Bennett, on July 7. He is joined at home in Pittsburgh by his big brother, Eli Griffin, who turned three in September.
Fredrick H. Zal C92 <email@example.com> just celebrated the second anniversary of his architectural design firm, Atelier Z, which advocates dialogue in the fine and applied arts (www.fhzal.com/works). A professor at Portland State University, he shall present a paper on the transformative cognition from 2-D to 3-D space and its urban ramifications this month at the ACSA Western Regional Conference.
Michael Kamras C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Laurie Eisner are excited to announce their engagement. After dating for more than five years, we (finally) got engaged on June 7 and couldnt be happier. We look forward to celebrating our joy with friends and family, and many Penn alumni at the wedding, which will probably be sometime in June 2003.
Dr. Leigh-Ann Maltz-Dichter C93 and Eric Dichter C93 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha, on April 4. We are thoroughly enjoying parenthood; we live in Lafayette Hill, Pa. Eric is an intellectual-property attorney with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia, and Leigh-Ann is a general dentist in Narberth.
Joshua OMara W93 <email@example.com> recently graduated with a JD/MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University School of Law. He began his postgraduate career with Goldman Sachs in the mergers and strategic advisory group of its New York office.
Alla Pasternack C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that she, husband, Adam, and big sister Zoe are proud to announce the birth of Maxwell Samuel Pasternack on May 2. Everyone is doing well, and Zoe and Max are especially looking forward to their first tour of campus next May at the Class of 1993s 10th Reunion.
Lynn Roland C93 <email@example.com> and her husband, Don Steele, had a daughter, Lily Roland Steele, on Dec. 12, 2001. Lynn works at McDermott, Will & Emery in New York as a corporate attorney and was made income partner, effective January. They live in the Bronx.
James Saint C93 e-mails, In late news, I married Hilary Ward Schuetz on March 25, 2000, in my hometown of Pittsburgh. In more recent news, our beautiful and miraculous daughter, Sierra Katherine, was born on April 24. She will be a fine addition to the Penn family someday. Currently I am a senior data analyst for Strategic Energy, LLC, an energy-services firm based in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Joanna Fein Siegel C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Dr. Herrick Siegel, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Ryan Siegel, on April 4. He is also welcomed by his uncle, Michael Fein W90. Joanna recently completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and will be moving with her family to Birmingham, Ala., to start a fellowship in gastroenterology at UAB.
Lisa Schuman Strug W93 and Michael Strug are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brett Matthew, on June 7 in New York. Lisa left her consulting career last May and now works in fundraising and event planning for non-profit groups in New York. The Strug family lives in Hoboken, N.J.
Dr. Rachel B. Wagman C93 e-mails, In June I completed my fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at Stanford University Medical Center. I have moved to Indianapolis to join Eli Lilly and Co. as clinical research physician in its U.S. endocrinology division, where my area of focus is osteoporosis and skeletal diseases. I would love to hear from classmates by e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Sarah Bolton C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, In June I started as director of business development with OPTS, a New York- and San Francisco-based experience-marketing agency specializing in high-profile events: company and product launches, new-market entries, conferences, meetings, press and VIP events, and consumer events.
Rosanna DeFeo-Pollack Nu94 GNu97 <email@example.com> e-mails, My husband, Steven, and I welcomed our first child on April 17, 2001: a little boy, named William Angelo. I continue to work part-time as a pediatric nurse practitioner in oncology at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. I would love to hear from other alumni.
Katie McDermott C94 e-mails, Im very excited to share the news that Ive recently gotten engaged to Eugene Fitzpatrick. We met in Sydney, a long way to come to meet a boy from County Leitrim, Ireland. We are now both living here, at least for the near future. Im a business analyst for the Australian Stock Exchange, and he is a self-employed carpenter and cabinetmakerbut with the recent purchase of our apartment, Im keeping him twice as busy with the renovations. The wedding will be in May, in my mothers hometown of Nenagh, County Tipperary; as my father is also originally from Ireland, there will be loads of family there to share the day with us and quite a few Penn friends. If anyone wants to get in touch, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Marty Nelson W94 and his wife, Melissa Nelson, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariella Samantha Nelson, on June 3. They live in Seattle where he works as an investment analyst and legal counsel for the Bill Gates investment group, and Melissa works as an associate at the law firm Perkins Coie.
Alissa Stonehill C94 WG99 was engaged to Dr. Andrew Butterfass on May 31, her birthday; their wedding is planned for March 9. She is a marketing manager at American Express and he is an attending physician in the emergency department at Cabrini Medical Center. They met through Susie Strassler Moskowitz WG99.
Stefan Whitwell W94 writes, My wife and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, daughter Isabella Maria. We are still living in Japan, although we frequently travel back to the States. In addition, this year I started my own real-estate investment business for wealthy families in both the U.S. and Asia, focusing on middle-risk, middle-return investments in apartment buildings in Washington state and Texas.
Eric Barker C95 <email@example.com> e-mails, I received my MFA in film from UCLA this past June.
Maribelle Bernabe W95 married Tom Beckmann on Sept. 28 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two met while doing their masters at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. The bridal party included Regina Oben W95, In╦s Ferr╚ C95, and Joanna Dziubak C93. Other alumni attending included Johan Utterman W95, and Andrea Chen C93 and Frank Lee W95 who plan to marry in January. Friends and family were all excited to celebrate together in Spain. Maribelle and Tom currently live in Frankfurt, where she works as a research analyst covering the German leisure and consumer goods sector for Cr╚dit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux and he is an investment manager in Alchemy Partners. Maribelle is looking forward to getting in touch again with former classmates: she may be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Christopher Hartwell C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mailed in July, Just a heads up on whats going on: I got engaged to Michelle Zlakowski (Duke 1996) a month ago, and were getting married on May 10 in the Philly suburbs. We plan to be settling down in D.C., where I am now. I also recently attended the wedding of Elizabeth Kane Yanero C96, where we had a few more Penn grads in attendance, including Abiel Wong C95, Jeremy Saxton EAS97 W97, Brian Bolten W96, Shelly Waldman C96, Kate Howarth GCP96, Jerry Donahue GCP85, and a slew of others. Finally, I just got back from Kazakhstan, and plan to start a job at the U.S. Treasury in September: so, anyone reading this who gets contacted by the FBI about meyou never saw me drunk.
Chris Hsu C95 writes, Matt Sadowsky C95 W95, Rich Carvajal C95 W95, Todd Hazelkorn C95 W95, and I along with three other friends ran the longest relay race in the country on July 19-21, distancing a total of 275 miles. The race took place in northern Michigan across various terrains ranging from sand and pavement to swamps and river crossings. We competed against over 65 other teams (numbering 8-10 runners per team) from other parts of the country. We were the smallest team in the whole race with only seven runners but, despite the size of our team, we were still able to beat a few 10 person teams. It was an amazing experience, and we may try to make this an annual event. Wed love to hear from fellow alumni, so please e-mail us <email@example.com>.
Marguerite Kraftson Kelley C95 is delighted to announce her marriage to James T. Kelley III on June 8 in Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Raymond H. Kraftson C62 and the granddaughter of the late Harry A. Kraftson ChE38. Donald W. Kraftson WG96 served as a groomsman and other guests included David Beers WG04, George Fowle ME49, Allison Keech C94, Andrew Mason W91, Constance Kraftson McDowell WG75 and Glenn McDowell C74, Keith Mummert C79, and Carol Parlett GEd78.
Natanya Levin Levitz C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Dr. Jason Levitz on June 23 in Penn Valley, Pa. Among the alumni who attended the wedding were bridesmaids Stephanie Sabatino C95, Staci Standen EAS95, Rachel Chazin Halperin C96, and Elizabeth Kimmelman C04, along with Adam Katof C95, Simon Kimmelman C75, and Mark Chazin W64 L67. Natanya and Jason now live in Great Neck, N.Y., where she is director of pupil services at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County and he is a hematology-oncology fellow at North Shore University Hospital.
Nicole Fischer Luterman C95 <email@example.com> e-mails, I married Stephen Luterman on May 18 at my parents home in Potomac, Md. We met four years ago in New York, where we currently live. I work as an associate vice president in the e-business development group of Prudential Financial and he is chief technology officer with CrossBorder Exchange, an Internet-based platform for global securities trading and payments.
Matthew Miller EAS95 married Denise Lo EAS95 on April 27 at the James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco; attending were Tony Estrella EE95 WG02, Sunil Rao C95, Mary Yoon Graber EAS95, Janet Rosso EE95, Dr. Emil Cheng EAS94, Michelle Falkoff C95, and Kathlene Nguyen W00. Matt and Denise both graduated from law school in May 2000 and currently live in San Francisco with their new puppy.
Jessica Pollock C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Douglas Simon on May 11 at the Seaview Resort and Spa at the Jersey Shore. After honeymooning in Bali, she returned to her job as a labor and employment attorney at Fox, Rothschild, OBrien & Frankel, LLP in Philadelphia and he to his job at Tactix, a commercial tenant representation firm in Radnor, Pa. Matron-of-honor Simi Kaplin Baer L00, best man Doug Risen L97, Jessicas brother and sister-in-law, Jefrey Pollock C93 and Deb Brown C93, Jennifer Charney C95, Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C95, and Sarah Kotler C95 were in the wedding party, and the guests included Mark Sherman C95, Sondra Goldschein C95, Marci Walner Ryvicker W95, Jane Reisman W95, Darin Morgan C94, Debbie Duenes Kay C95, Erika Stupine Yablonivitz C95 GEd96, Robert Tintner C89 L94, and Amy Cohen Vogel C95 and Paul Vogel W95. The proud parents of the bride are Jay Pollock and Joy Kleiner Pollock L68.
Mahealani Richardson C95 e-mails, Ive accepted an offer at KITV, an ABC affiliate in Honolulu. Ill be a weekend anchor and in-depth reporter. Currently I am a reporter at KGW (NBC) in Portland, Ore. I also turned down a reporter position in Seattle: it was a tough decision to say no to Seattle, but anchoring opportunities are very hard to get. Id love to hear from my classmates at <email@example.com>.
Michelle Leone Riley C95 GEd96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Rich Riley W96, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Lauren, on July 12 at 1:39 a.m.; she weighed 7lbs. 9oz. and was 21 inches long. Pictures of her can be found at (www.alexandrariley.com).
Sarbari Tina Biswas EAS96 and Ruhul Quddus WG01 recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary: they wed in Princeton, N.J., on August 25, 2001, with many alumni attending. In the wedding party were bridesmaids Anita Toompa Ghatak C96 and Shweta Parmar C97, and guests included Rachana Patel Bhatt EAS95 W95, Udayan Chattopadhyay WG01, Tithi Dutta Roy EAS94, Dr. Surya Ghosh Gr97, Mukund Krishnaswami EAS96 W96 WG98, Jin Lee C97, Nimal Manuel WG01, Tejal Mody W96, Dr. Maureen OLeary Gr96, Philip Panackal EAS96 GEng98, Steven Parikh WG97, Devansh Patel W92 WG97, Vivek Rao EAS96, V. Julie Rajan GGS99, Sudipta Ray EAS98, Lisa Shah C98, and Vinaya Valloppillil EAS98. Tina and Ruhul now live in Edison, where she is working on an entrepreneurial venture and he is a product manager at Siebel Systems. They can be reached at <Sarbari.T.Biswas.ENG96@alumni.upenn.edu> and <Ruhul.Quddus.WG01@wharton.upenn.edu>.
Priya Hemrajani C96 <email@example.com> and her husband, Vivek Nagrani, have moved to New York, where she is pursuing her graduate degree in international affairs at Columbia University. He works for the Ovadafut Hosiery Co.
Sara Gibbons Holland C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My husband, Dr. Brian Holland EAS96, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, William Terence, on July 17 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Brian is a third-year pediatric resident at Tripler, while I am a prosecutor with the Army JAG Corps stationed at Schofield Barracks. Among Williams first visitors were Nate Curry EAS96, and his beautiful wife, Lynn. Wed love to hear from other ROTC grads and Penn friends.
Steven Hong EAS96 <email@example.com> and Valerie Carroll Hong Nu97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Samantha Alexis Hong. Born on July 24, she has been keeping mommy and daddy very tired, but smiling ever since. Steven and Valerie were married on March 13, 2001, and live in West Orange, N.J.
David Kerstein C96 L99 <email@example.com> married Erica Adelstein on July 27 in Morristown, N.J. The wedding party included Matt Goldberg W96, Ian Sandler L99, and best man Jordan Freundlich L99. Other Penn guests included Dr. Mike Henry C96, Robert Friedman W96, Kenneth Marguiles C96, Steve Lin EAS96 W96, Stephen Leitzell C96 L99 and Lainie Welsh Leitzell C97, Lauren Mahler Freundlich L99, and Mackenzie Kaplan C98. Dave and Erica live in Manhattan, where he is a lawyer for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and she is a lawyer for OMelveny & Meyers LLP.
Michael Kuo W96 married Sarah Han in Manchester, Conn., on Aug. 17. Don Kim C98, Lee Huang W95, and Jim Ziglar WG97 were among Mikes groomsmen, while Kim Wong Lai Nu98, Grace Chiang C00, Lily Horng EAS98 W98, Ann Huang W01, Wilson Lee EAS01 W01, Grace Kim Park C97, Chae Lee C98, Dr. Ed Ma C96, Ingrid Shih W95, Lisa Stellino C96, Francis Vo C97 W97, Dave Park C98 GEd99, Helen Yu C98, Dave Lu W98, and Jowie Linn W01 joined the festivities. Michael and Sarah have started their new life together in New York, where he is a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting and she is a doctoral student at Columbias Teachers College.
Beth L. Limon C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails After graduating from law school in 1999, I clerked for judges for two years. I am currently employed as an attorney in the litigation department at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston. I am engaged to Bradley A. Jacobson, also an attorney in Boston: we will be married in March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
Marc Magliacano W96 married Maria Coutretsis Nu98 on June 22 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, followed by a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. The bridal party included Shannon Roberts C98 GAr04, James Crowley W96, Greg Schnee C96, and Keith Soltis W96. Other alumni attending were Emily Volz Nu98, Maria Diakos C98, Kathryn McCarthy C98, Amy Malerba C98, Jen Stanwix Reich C98 GEd99, Kelly Hauth Crowley Nu97, and Bill Formosa W96. Maria and Marc honeymooned in French Polynesia and now live in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Fatma Mindikoglu W96 e-mails, I am now doing a Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego.
Charles Ornstein C96 <email@example.com> married Shari Grossman on May 26 in Dallas, Tex. Daniel Gingiss C96 was a groomsman. Other Penn guests included Katie McCann Blatt C96 and Joshua Blatt C96, Andrew Monfried C96, Adam Mark C97, Gerald Greenberg C96 G96, and Jennifer Arend C99. Charles is a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times, covering public health and health policy, and Shari is a second-grade teacher in the Glendale Unified School District. They honeymooned in Aruba, and live in Burbank with their two beagles.
Jeremy S. Rosof C96 L99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has joined the New York law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as an associate in its litigation department; he had previously practiced commercial litigation with the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Earlier he had served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo L63 in Scranton, Pa.
Jason Busch C97 G97 <email@example.com> married Lisa Reisman in Chicago last winter. They met at a dot.com party on an aircraft carrier in San Francisco, and one of their early dates was spent writing a guest column together for the now-defunct magazine Industry Standard. They have ridden out the tech craze: he has stayed with FreeMarkets for the past 3 1/2 years, where he is currently senior manager for strategic marketing, and she is senior manager with Andersen (now KPMG) business consulting. Both continue to write and speak frequently about strategic sourcing and supply-chain management.
Anna Figueras C97 wed Caith Kushner C99 W99 on July 6 at the Brandywine Country Club in Wilmington, Del. Alumni in the bridal party included maid-of-honor Lorena Alvarez C98, Andi Hernandez C97, David Bober C99, and Jesse Janosov C99 EAS99; many other Penn friends attended, including many of Caiths fraternity brothers from Phi Kappa Psi. Anna and Caith met in the fall of 1996 in the Philomathean Society. In the months before the wedding she was on-site in Spain working on the credit-card company MBNAs launch in Madrid. They recently relocated to New York where he began the J.D. program at Columbia Law School in August; she can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and he at <email@example.com>.
Matt Hendell Nu97 GNu98 and Christine D. Hendell Nu99 GNu00 are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, John William, on Jan. 14. He weighed in at 8lbs. 2ozs. and measured 20 1/2 inches. He has almost perfected the art of sitting up, and loves to talk your ear off.
Dr. Scott A. Keeney C97 graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June.
Jeremy Lerman C97, writer and director of the film Nebraska Supersonic (see Alumni Profiles, Gazette May-June 2001), writes that it received Best Screenplay and the Golden Orbs award at the No Dance Film Festival, and continues its journey with an out-of-this-world screening at NewFilmmakers in New York.
Dr. Zachary Lutsky C97 writes, In June I graduated from the Chicago Medical School and a week later, in Chicago, I married Elizabeth Kohn, a Chicago native who is a learning-disabilities specialist. We then moved to Los Angeles so I could start my residency at Harbor-UCLA in emergency medicine. Alumni at my wedding were Peter Levine C97, Adam Kupperman W97, Hayley Brener W97, Ben Harris C97, Seth Fliegler C97, Samantha Grebow C97, Josh Gottheimer C97, Jamie Copaken C97 and Ellen Trachtenberg Copaken C98, Eric Reiter W97, Marcella DeBiase W97, Caryn Meyers C97 and Russ Fliegler C95, and Kathy Furst C97 GEd98.
Monica Mehta W97 married Demetrios Tsipras W97 on May 25 in Houston, Tex. The wedding party included bridesmaids Karissa Kruse W97 and Meghna Rao W97, and groomsmen Scott Stewart C97, Matthew Matiasek EAS97, Geoffrey Menkowitz C98, and Scott H. Smith EAS97. Reception entertainment was provided by Dr. Mark Milstein C97 and Michael Ciani W97. Other alumni attending included Nancy Silva Berdon W97 and David Berdon WG97, Scott Friedberg W97, Anojja Persad W97, Samir Shah W95, Hillary Zifkin C97, Jacob Vastine EAS96 W96, David Jaros WG97, Elijah Cabrera WG97, Tara Dixon W97, Seth Rabinowitz W97, Tracy Greenberger C97, Ben Schwartz C98, Zeena Rao W99, Justin Harmon EAS97, and Justin Slatky W98 WG99. Monica and Demetrios met their freshman year at Penn and, despite rumors, did not start dating until their senior year. They currently live and work in New York, and would love to hear from old classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Helen Han Mountain C97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Chad David Mountain on July 5 at Saint Anastasia Church in Newtown Square, Pa., followed by a reception at the Merion Tribute House. Alumni who attended the wedding were bridesmaid Jody B. Greenberg C98, Robert D. Billet C80 and Fern Cohen Billet C81, Bonnie Small Greenberg CW71 GEd72 and Lon Greenberg W72, Kimberly Noble C98, Justin Reger W98 and Alycia Weinmann Reger Nu98, Jonathan J. Rooney C98, and Jay Varon W72. Helen is currently clerking for the Hon. Michael M. Baylson in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Chad is a litigation associate at Billet & Connor, P.C., in Philadelphia.
Pamela Weiss W97 <email@example.com> e-mails, I recently got engaged to Joe Perskie. The wedding is planned for July, and Rachel Lord-Stahler C97, Beth Shapiro C97 W97, and Nicole Cinnamon-Bohorad C97 will be bridesmaids. I am finishing up my second year at Harvard Business School and Joe is a producer for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
Jill Botwick W98 married David Brant on Aug. 17 in Woodbridge, Conn. The bridal party included Mona Parekh C98, Lisa Gordon C98 L01, Alexandra Bresnan C98, and Amy Rothschild C98. Other alumni attending were Ajay Bijoor C98, Brendan McGeever C98 W98, Cory Cresiski C98 EAS98, Fungayi Kapungu C99, and Jordan Bliss W00. Jill is in her second year at Harvard Business School and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Maria Coutretsis Nu98 married Marc Magliacano W96 on June 22 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, followed by a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. The bridal party included Shannon Roberts C98 GAr04, James Crowley W96, Greg Schnee C96, and Keith Soltis W96. Other alumni attending were Emily Volz Nu98, Maria Diakos C98, Kathryn McCarthy C98, Amy Malerba C98, Jen Stanwix Reich C98 GEd99, Kelly Hauth Crowley Nu97, and Bill Formosa W96. Maria and Marc honeymooned in French Polynesia and now live in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Dr. Charles Erignac GEng98 Gr01 and Erica Klein Erignac C92 GEd97 are happy to announce the birth of their son, William Eric Rene Erignac, on May 14. Erica and Charles live in Seattle where he is a researcher for Boeing and she is enjoying being a full-time mom.
Michael J. Felo EAS98 GEng99 and Allyson Fuller Felo Nu97 proudly announce the birth of their son, Joshua Louis Felo, on May 13. Joshua is a tremendous blessing to us. He especially enjoys visits from his aunt Laurie Flanagan Nu98. Mike is a biotechnology engineer at Neose technologies in Horsham, Pa., and Allyson is working at HUP as a staff nurse on the hematology/oncology unit.
Jamie Schuller Grant C98 GEd99 married Stephen Michael Grant on June 8 at the Merion Tribute House in Merion, Pa. Alumni attending included her mother, Elizabeth Gentner CGS89, her sister Elizabeth Schuller Eshelman C93, best friends Lucia Palant EAS98, Elizabeth Conboy Nu98, and Gavin Cheong EAS98. Stephen is employed by United Parcel Service and Jamie is director of cooperative education at Philadelphia University. They currently live in Drexel Hill, and would love to hear from old friends at <GrantJ@PhilaU.edu>.
Dave Koch C98 reports, Im the co-founding editor of a new literary journal, the Land-Grant College Review, based in New York. Our first issue will debut this winter and feature new writing from Aimee Bender, Josip Novakovich, Robert Olmstead, Ron Carlson, Neal Pollack, and many others. Karen Rile, who teaches fiction writing workshops at Penn, will also have a story in the first issue (www.landgrantcollegereview.com).
Lindsay Lion C98 GEd99 recently married Fred Jauss C99 G99.
Dr. Marc Menkowitz C98 <email@example.com> e-mails, I graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in May. I have started my residency in orthopaedic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. I am also engaged to Debra Levinson C99 and we will marry in March; she graduated from Fordham Law School and will work in New York.
Jamillah Hoy Rosas C98 married Jason Rosas C98 on June 29. We were married in the chapel of the high school where we met and fell in love, the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. The reception was held at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn and many alumni attended; Richard Hooper W98 was a groomsman and Nansubuga Mubirumosoke C98 coordinated the wedding, with help from Julayne Austin C98 and Shirley Andoh W98, who also did a reading from the Bible. Other friends included Darryl Maxwell C98, Stacy-Ann Christian C98, and Michele Garcon C98. Several of Jasons fraternity brothers from Lambda Upsilon Lambda were also there: Cesar Leon C99, Ramon Marmolejos W00, Ricardo Godoy W99, and David Villafana EAS99. We live in New York where Jason is a bilingual speech pathologist and I am pursuing a masters degree in public health and nutrition.
Hilary Tinkel Vernon C98 and Aaron Vernon EAS98 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Ethan Jonah, on July 21, weighing 7lbs. 4.8oz. Hilary is currently in the fifth year of the MD/PhD program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Department of Molecular Genetics at Rutgers University. Aaron is a pharmaceutical project engineer with Johnson & Johnson; he is also completing his masters degree in mechanical engineering at Rutgers. Brenna Tinkel C01 is a proud aunt.
Elizabeth Yee C98 married Theodore Coons EAS98 W98 on June 15 in Hawaii; she is the daughter of Caroline and Douglas Yee W65 WG67 and Ted is the son of Lynn Evans Coons CW72 and Ted Coons CE72. Alumni in the bridal party included best man Dustin Hausladen EAS98, Andy Kline W98, Mark Landman EE98, and Chris Scarborough EAS98 W98. Other alumni attending included Sara Newman C98 W98, Lindsay Gray Landman C97, Mary Woland C98, Colin Lang EAS98 W98, Daniel von Schacky C99, Amy Ludvigson C97, Matt Alfano W98, Samantha Cohen W98, Ashish Shah W98, Amanda Sparks Nu98, Sonia Survanshi C98 EAS98, Andy Kao EAS99, Richard Coons W76, Helen Lucas Price DH53, Peggy Eu WG46, Kathryn Bowling Graham CW55, Stephen Yoshihara WG67, and Keane Oka W80. Liz and Ted live in San Francisco where she works in public finance at Morgan Stanley and he is an investment banker with the CSFB technology group in Palo Alto; they can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>.
Jacqueline Berkell C99 L00 married Jason Friedland on Sept. 1 at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, N.Y. The bridesmaids were Marcie Bromberg W99, Aliya Karmally W99, Jenna Myers C99, Amy Paul W99, Jennie Pries W99, Robyn Silk C99, and Ali Stein C99 L02. Other alumni who attended include Daniel Friedland C99, Amy Farkas C98 and Sam Gettler C98, Julie Rappaport C97, Mark Halpern W99, Bara Weiss C00, Alex Tisch C00, Carolyn Braun Rosen C96, and Kimberly Harounian W95.
Huda A. Brooks C99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is engaged to Jeffrey Moore; they are planning their wedding for mid-March. She is a third-year law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law, and he is a financial counselor specializing in insurance and investments in Philadelphia.
Patty L. Jones SW99, a second-year law student at the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden, N.J. received a $2,000 Garden State Bar Association Scholarship in recognition of scholarly excellence and commitment to community service. She serves as vice president of the Black Law Student Association, lead state constitutional-law editor for the Rutgers Law Journal, and was recently named a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, allowing her to teach constitutional law in Camden schools in 2003.
Amy Lieberman C99 <email@example.com> e-mails she recently got engaged to Dr. Michael Panitch; the wedding is set for August.
Romy E. Mehlman C99 writes that she has been promoted to supervisor of market research and media in the domestic theatrical-marketing department of Twentieth Century Fox. Previously she was coordinator of media planning and Internet marketing for Twentieth Century Fox International.
Adia Wiley Molloy EAS99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Matthew Molloy EAS99 on June 15. The wedding party included maid-of-honor Meghan Leary C99 GEd03, matron-of-honor Gwynne Givot Johnson C99, best man Lou Camaratta EAS99, bridesmaids Katherine Taylor C99, Tina Webb EAS99, and Lindi Sabloff C00, and groomsman Paul Staudt EAS99. Kristina Herbert C00 was a reader in the ceremony. Guests included Frank Di Maria EAS98, Linda DaCosta C99, Duke Schnolis EAS94, Matt Johnson C99, Jason Heckathorn EAS01 W01 GEng01, Hannah Yang C99, Jon Harvey C00, Amanda Lukens C99 and Dr. Dan King Gr99, Anna Schwartz C00, Ann Slivjak GNu90, Susan Taylor Kelly Nu80, Jessica Taylor C04, and John Piotrowski EAS02. Adia and Matthew went on their honeymoon in Italy, and now live in Cincinnati; she is an engineer for Procter & Gamble, and he is attending law school at the University of Dayton, and recently made law review. He is the son of Dr. Patricia Taylor Molloy M87.
Tara Pellegrino W99 writes that she is attending the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, pursuing a master of arts in diplomacy and international relations, with concentrations in international finance and international management.
Joel Telpner WG99 has joined the national corporate and securities, international, and financial-institutions practices of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its New York office. Previously he was a managing director for a venture-capital firm and U.S. general counsel for a diversified French financial institution.
Jake Wilson C99 <email@example.com> married Catherine Evans C99 on July 5 in Cambridge, Mass., with Irene Balakrishnan C99 GEd00, John Horton C98, Niharika Desai C99, Doree Shafrir C99, and Hallie Mittleman C99 attending. We spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica the following week, checking out the turtles on the Pacific coast, and the Arenal volcano in the north. We will be staying in Boston for the next two years while Catherine finishes her Ph.D. program at Boston College, then hopefully moving back to Philadelphia.
Jessica Voris Jacquay C00 e-mails, My husband, Seth, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Margaret Beau Kelley Jacquay, on April 23 at 3:22 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Shes gorgeous!
Courtney Kammerman W00 married Michael Goldstein on June 2 at the Hotel duPont in Delaware. She is the daughter of Gayle and Steven Kammerman CE69 GEng71. Bridesmaids included Laura Vogel W00, Jordana Riklis C00, and Nili Doft C00 W00. Alumni from many decades shared in the celebration, including Eric Golding C00, Miritte Steinberg C00, Ben Schein C00, Vanessa Ba╚z C00, Katie Patrick W00, Gina Rossitto W00, Steve Fechheimer W00, Savitri Vilassakdanont C00, Stephanie Foster C01, Sandi Apfeldorf C00, Megan McGoldrick W02, Michelle Tucker C00, Dr. Neer Even-Hen D00, George Shapiro GCE70 WG81, Stanley Sloan C69 WG71, Steven Kapustin C68, Dr. John Widenmeyer V77, Dr. Sydney Tyson C82, Jim Brodo W88, Rob Brodo W84, Ruth Golding CW72, Nina Shuman Rovner CW70, and Jean Moss Clemons W69 WG82 and Wharton professor Dr. Eric Clemons. After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, Courtney and Michael now live in Center City, Philadelphia; they can be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Leonard Wood C00 G00 in June received his M.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford (St. Antonys College), finishing first in his program and receiving the Zander Prize. This fall he began studies at Harvard for his Ph.D.
Dr. Patrick Dinicola D01 and his wife, Karen, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Patricia Dinicola, on July 16.
Ruhul Quddus WG01 and Sarbari Tina Biswas EAS96 recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary: they wed in Princeton, N.J., on August 25, 2001, with many alumni in attending. In the wedding party were bridesmaids Anita Toompa Ghatak C96 and Shweta Parmar C97, and guests included Rachana Patel Bhatt EAS95 W95, Udayan Chattopadhyay WG01, Tithi Dutta Roy EAS94, Dr. Surya Ghosh Gr97, Mukund Krishnaswami EAS96 W96 WG98, Jin Lee C97, Nimal Manuel WG01, Tejal Mody W96, Dr. Maureen OLeary Gr96, Philip Panackal EAS96 GEng98, Steven Parikh WG97, Devansh Patel W92 WG97, Vivek Rao EAS96, V. Julie Rajan GGS99, Sudipta Ray EAS98, Lisa Shah C98, and Vinaya Valloppillil EAS98. Tina and Ruhul now live in Edison, where she is working on an entrepreneurial venture and he is a product manager at Siebel Systems. They can be reached at <Ruhul.Quddus.WG01@wharton.upenn.edu> and <Sarbari.T.Biswas.ENG96@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Yael Krigman C02 was awarded a Fulbright grant, and is in Madrid this academic year, studying the role of non-profit organizations in Spanish society. She plans to use her recent work as coordinator of the global-partners program at Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania to draw a comparison between non-profit organizations in the United States and Spain. She is the granddaughter of Marvin Blitzstein C49.
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