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CLASS OF ’67 Dance Presenter Plans His Next Moves Growing up on Long Island during the heyday of live television, Randy Swartz C’67 used to tapdance on a local TV show. Once adolescent hormones took up residence in his body, however, “It was all over,” he recalls. “I was horrified by getting on stage and performing for anyone.” Continued...


CLASS OF ’80 Vampires, Romance, and Deadlines It was 3 a.m.. Leslie Esdaile W’80 sat at the computer on the third floor of her West Philly Victorian twin, working on a novel in her vampire-slayer trilogy. With her husband and their children sleeping below, she had only the company of coffee, cigarette, and imagination as she pushed to meet her deadlines. Continued...

Illustration by Regan Dunnick

CLASS OF ’82 Sculpting a Life Sculptor Zenos Frudakis FA’82 GFA’83 has created monumental artwork that is displayed in every part of the globe, finding patrons among a Japanese open-air museum, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, and the U.S. embassy in South Africa. So the request that he got last spring from Penn’s College Houses office was a bit, well, unusual. Continued...

CLASS OF ’65 On Target at Any Age When she was a student at Penn, Phyllis Wynn Shipman CW’65 signed up for archery with the sole purpose of getting around the University’s physical-education requirement. She was good enough, it turned out, to make the varsity team—then All American. And that, she thought, was the end of that. Continued...


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