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24 Irving Flesch C24 celebrated his 100th birthday on July 12. His wife writes that he still tells wonderful stories of his years at Penn with his brother-in-law, Leicester Salomon W24, who died in 1984. Irving has stayed connected through his daughter, Emily Flesch Bauer CW64, a niece Susan Gold Groner W81, and currently, his nephew Jeffrey Salomon C07.
35 Gerald S. Lestz W35 wrote in July, that now 90, he has brought out the 2005 edition of Baers Agricultural Almanac and Gardeners Guide, which he has published since 1948. He and his wife, Margaret, have been active in the arts and the cultural life of Lancaster, Pa., helping found the Demuth Foundation, which honors the artist Charles Demuth and owns his former house, now a museum. He adds, We have worked diligently for the preservation of historic buildings and treasured Lancaster County farmland. A former columnist and editorial writer for the daily Lancaster New Era, Gerald also had Charles Demuth and Friends published last year by John Baers Sons.
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54 Dr. Eugene N. Myers W54 is professor and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In July he presented the invited keynote lecture, The Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, at the annual meeting of the International Association of Laryngectomees.
Barbara Shade Sutryn WEv54 CCC57, Montoursville, Pa., recently had her book, Heartstrings: A biography of Wilmos Csehy (www.heartstringsbio.com), published by Lamp Post Publishing Co.
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60 William Boyd Katz W60 wrote Morning, a poem on strife, being, and justice: Under the Martian moon the/brightness of the stars the lightness/ of morning first light, sunlit day and/ night. Justice, rights eternal nature, sight,/ the infinity of morning light. His notes that his book, Achievement, was written up in the March newsletter of Penns Faculty Club.
Dr. Sidney Pestka M61 is professor and chair of molecular genetics, microbiology, and immunology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and chair and chief scientific officer of PBL Biomedical Laboratories. In June he received this years Warren Alpert Foundation Scientific Prize with the two other scientists whose pioneering research led to interferon therapy for hepatitis C, leukemia, Kaposis sarcoma, and other cancers and viral diseases.
Dr. Wesley B. Truitt C61 <email@example.com> has published his second book, What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about Government: A Guide to Rules and Regulations, with Praeger Publishers. It is written from the businesspersons perspective, and helps the entrepreneur of a start-up or growing business to navigate through the maze of federal, state, and municipal regulations. Wes is executive-in-residence at Loyola Marymount Universitys business school in Los Angeles. His first book, Business Planning (Quorum Books), was named one of the 10 best business books in 2002 and is being translated into Chinese.
Royce B. Walden GEd61 in July began a two-year term on the board of the Orlando-based Florida Bar Foundation, the only statewide organization that funds legal aid. Most recently he was president of Walden Enterprises, Inc., a human-resources and financial-consulting firm.
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65 John C. Hover II C65 WG67 was recently named president of the Penn Club of New York. He encourages all his classmates to join the club if they havent already, and looks forward to seeing lots of old friends there. John continues to serve the University as a trustee and as chair of the University Museums Board of Overseers.
Dick Kadish C65 writes that his son, Andrew Kadish C01, married Vicki Clark C01 on Aug. 14. Among many Penn guests, Gerry Lubin W65 attended.
66 Robert Brown W66 is professor of communications at Salem State College in Massachusetts. He received its annual award for the best faculty publication for Joan Alcover: Elegies, which was co-authored with a Catalan-language scholar (Cross Cultural Communications, 2004). In June he received the Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in the Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University School of Continuing Education, where he is an adjunct professor in the graduate-school program. And in July he was named to the editorial board of the Public Relations Review, a peer-review journal.
67 Dr. Arnold Klein C67 M71 was honored by the UCLA Division of Dermatology in July 23 by the creation of a newly endowed chair, The Arnold Klein, M.D., Chair in Dermatology. The holder of this new chair will help promote the rapid application of basic science and clinical research to new therapies in dermatology. A member of the UCLA faculty for 25 years and a pioneer in cosmetic dermatology and surgery, Dr. Klein started the UCLA Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic. He is also a founding director of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, a director of the Hereditary Diseases Foundation, and an honorary director of the Laguna Art Museum. He also founded the Arnold W. Klein/Rose Tarlow Fund for Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer at UCLA.
Novera Herb Spector Gr67, Carlsbad, Calif., retired as a neurophysiologist at the National Institutes of Health a decade ago. In July he participated in the U.S. Fencing Associations national championships in Charlotte, N.C. At 84 he was one the oldest participants, and he holds a record of attending competitions for 65 years. He was also inducted into the associations Hall of Fame. Though his knees are a bit shaky from arthritis and he has a bad back and one hip has been replaced, yet when he duels, his body forgets its small, annoying maladies. On the fencing strip, the rest of the world disappears, he said. He promises that when he turns 90, he will start training for the Olympics. Old age and treachery will defeat vigor, he said. I may not have a lot of vigor, but I have a lot of treachery.
68 Julia Karet CW68, a professor of English as a second language at Chaffey College in southern California, is in Vietnam as a Fulbright lecturer, training English teachers at Cantho University. She and her husband, Dana Ward, are on sabbatical from their teaching positions in 2004-5. They will be joined by their daughter, Maya Ward Karet C06, in November when she finishes her junior semester at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
Dr. Susan McMullen OBrien Nu68 GNu72, Yardley, Pa., has been appointed dean of the School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. She had joined Edison in 2001 as associate dean and director of nursing programs.
Harry T. Whitin C68 is editor of the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, a New York Times Company newspaper. He was recently inducted into the Academy of New England Journalists on the basis of lifetime achievement and was presented with the Yankee Quill, the highest honor given by New England journalists.
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69 Dennis L. Cohen C69 L72, chair of the tax-practice group of the national law firm of Cozen OConnor, was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in an independent survey of lawyers across the state.
Rob Henrikson C69 WAM90 is president and chief operating officer of MetLife, Inc. in New York; he was appointed to this new position in June. President of its U.S. insurance and financial-services businesses since 2002, he has been with the company for over 30 years. He is chair of the S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education at the Wharton School. And he serves on the executive committee of the American Benefits Council.
Michael Levitzky C69 is professor of physiology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In July he was principal speaker and gave six lectures at the first international respiratory-physiology course in Lima, which was sponsored by the Sociedad Peruana de Neumologia in honor of the Peruvian physiologist Tulio Velasquez Quevedo. Michael was made an honorary member of the society.
Susan Berland Penn CW69 writes, I attended my 35th Reunion, and felt almost as connected to Penn as I did as an undergraduate. My son, Jonathan Penn C97, married Dr. Renee Grunstein Penn C97 in Philadelphia after a whirlwind eight-year courtship. They met in the Quad, freshman year, and married last April. Renees brother, Lev Grunstein C97, was a groomsman at the wedding and had his own wedding in Philadelphia a few months later. My daughter, Stacey Penn C99, was a bridesmaid, and was married herself two months later to Dan Lazar. I have literally carried the Penn name wherever I go: I married a man named Penn, 34 years ago.
Dr. Susan M. Pinney Nu69 writes, After a 13-year career in nursing practice and education, I went back to obtain a Ph.D. in epidemiology. Over the last seven years I have been part of a national NIH-funded genetic-epidemiology of lung-cancer consortium, searching for genes that, with cigarette smoking, infer increased susceptibility for lung cancer. In September we published our findings, A Major Lung Cancer Susceptibility Locus Maps to Chromosome 6q23-25, in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Many, many times in my career as a genetic epidemiologist I have drawn upon the knowledge and skills I acquired through my education at Penn, which have enabled me to be a much more effective researcher of human populations. Thank you, Penn!
Allen E. Rennett C69 L73 <firstname.lastname@example.org> announces the formation of Neufeld, Rennett & Bach, P.C., a Los Angeles law firm that specializes in transactional and litigation services for entrepreneurs and rapidly growing businesses.
71 Jaques Black C71 <email@example.com> is a partner and president of DBCC Architects, in Manhattan. He e-mails that his firm was among seven recipients of an award from the New York Art Commission for the design of a new Sanitation Department facility in Edgemere, Queens, in July. He is still happily married to Lethe McNamara CW71 and still lives in a loft in Chelsea. Their son, Sebastian, is a sophomore at Vassar College. They would love to know the whereabouts of Barry Blanchard C71, Jerry Wade W69 WG70, and Matt Redman C71.
Ken Drossman W71 WG72 is the only alumnus parent with three children currently at Penn: Zachary S. Drossman W05, Rachel I. Drossman EAS06, and Tracy R. Drossman C08.
Hon. G. Craig Lord L71, a partner in the real-estate practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Blank Rome LLP, in September was appointed to the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board. He rejoined the firm in 1999 after serving nine years as a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge. He serves on the board of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, and as a trustee of Friends Central School.
Linda Kelly CW71 does software implementation consulting, and in August was chosen as the 2003 Timberline Accounting Consultant of the Year. Her son, Garrett, married Melissa Emminger last year.
72 Stephen M. Starensier C72 writes that he went on to earn his Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and his Master of Science in Real Estate degrees from Columbia University. After a career in architecture in Houston, Tex., he went on to approve and inspect over half-a-billion dollars worth of real-estate nationwide. He is most proud that he made possible the development of 2,300 affordable housing units for the poor in New York. He later obtained certification as a computer engineer and practiced systems architecture for a number of years. In 1990 he was diagnosed with a serious blood and liver disorder, and chemotherapy has proven unsuccessful. He now lives quietly in Manhattan with his wife, Barbie.
73 Fr. Richard Perozich SAMP73 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a priest of the Roman Catholic diocese of San Diego, is serving as an associate priest of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on assignment in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, until 2008.
Jeff Schoenwald Gr73 <email@example.com> e-mails, As of Sept. 1, I assumed the position of vice president, engineering, in the Acacia-technologies group of Acacia Research Corporation, in Newport Beach, Calif. (www.acaciaresearch.com). Previously I was director of engineering/optoelectronics at Zevex, Inc., in Salt Lake City. As in Utah, I plan to find a place to live in the Newport Beach area and commute home to Thousand Oaks on the weekends, or else have my wife, Sheri, come down for weekends. The technologies group develops, acquires, and licenses patented technologies. Its digital-media-transmission technology, supported by five U.S. and 31 foreign patents, relates to audio and video transmission and receiving systems commonly known as audio-on-demand, video-on-demand, and audio streaming, and is used for distributing digital content via Internet, cable, satellite, and wireless systems. My joining the engineering staff is part of a strategy to expand into other technological areas. On a personal note, my daughter Elyse (21), is entering her fourth year at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and has designs on a career in physical therapy. My son, Josh (24), is a traveling suspense coordinator for Countrywide Mortgage, and now spends most weekdays in another city, passing through our house to do some laundry and repack. He is enjoying the expense-account life.
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75 Linda Lee Walker CW75 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Montclair, N.J., recently joined UBS Wealth Managements compliance department as head of its policy and training group in Weehawken, N.J. Previously she was chief compliance officer for Prudential Retirement and in-house counsel at Chase and Citibank specializing in credit cards and financial services. As L. Walker hers still is the name on the card for Citibanks credit-card promotions. Her elder daughter, Jessica, a junior at Duke, and Nicole will enter college next year. Divorced and soon to be an empty nester, Linda is excited by the new opportunity. Single again after all these years and with no kids in the houseI hope that this is where the fun begins!
76 Mitchell Feldman C76 wrote on Sept. 3, As of today, I am the new host of Friday Night Jazz (I have a new name in mind) from 9p.m. to midnight at KUVO 89.3 FM, Denvers Oasis In The City. Thats 8-11p.m. California time, 11p.m.-2a.m. East Coast time, and in the middle of the night for you in Europe. We stream over the Internet at (www.kuvo.org). Hope youll tune in from time to time.
Dr. Howard Fluhr C76 <email@example.com> writes, I practice dentistry in the Philadelphia area and live in Lafayette, Hill, Pa. My wife, Marcia, is a real-estate agent with Prudential-Fox Roach in Blue Bell. My 23-year-old son, Michael, who graduated Penn State as a physics major, [is in his second] year at Harvard Law School. My daughter, Erica, is a vocal-music major at Temple University.
Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey Nu76 and William H. Kenworthey W76 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in September with a trip to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich., which was the site of the filming of the movie Somewhere in Time. He is the professional-standards administrator for the Arizona Association of Realtors. She is employed by John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix: she celebrated 20 years as an ob-gyn nurse practitioner in Oct. 2003 with a trip back to Philadelphia for a national nursing convention. They have one son, Beau (William H. Kenworthey VII), who is a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara; he has completed EMT training, rows for the crew team (following his fathers tradition at Penn) and looks to a career in medicine. Mary Ellen is the daughter of George J. Merva CCC55, a laboratory administrator at Penns Medical School, who in Nov. 2003, was honored for 50 years of service.
Joseph Yohlin C76 and Pamela Yohlin C78 GEd78 are pleased to report that they have moved their younger daughter, Elizabeth Yohlin C08, into Ware College House in the Quad to begin her freshman year at Penn.
77 Jay M. Levin C77 L81, a member of the insurance-law department of Cozen OConnor in Philadelphia, was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in an independent survey of lawyers across the state.
Wanda Reindorf C77, Brookline, Mass., in June was appointed chief financial officer of Conservation Services Group, a non-profit based in Westborough, Mass., which provides energy-saving strategies and technologies to consumers and businesses. Previously she was vice president of business planning for Ansel-Southernplanet, a technology-services firm in Latin America. She serves on the boards of several non-profits and is an evaluator for the Goldman Sachs-Yale University Foundation.
79 Kit Schaeffer Logue C79 writes, My 0-40 womens soccer team traveled to Honolulu Aug. 2003 for the Veterans Cup, a USASA national tournament. We lost in the finals, 1-0. In Oct. 2003 I went to Fiji for eight days with the Seattle Womens Field Hockey Club to play in the Golden Oldies Tournament, and then toured New Zealand for a week. Fortunately, my husband, Jeff, and sons, Colin (15) and Mark (12) fared quite well without me.
Sarah McCoubrey C79 GFA81, Fayetteville, N.Y., an associate professor and chair of the freshman program at Syracuse Universitys College of Visual and Performing Arts, was recently awarded a 2004 Fellowship in Painting by the New York Foundation for the Arts; she also received a stipend to support a planned residency in Ballycastle, Ireland. A landscape painter, she has exhibited at the Robert Brown Gallery in Washington and the Locks Gallery in Philadelphia.
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80 Bruce Bergwall C80 writes, Im proud to announce that my daughter Stephanie Bergwall Leap gave birth to her first child, Emma Marie Leap, on July 21. Mom, Dad (Jason), and daughter are all doing well. Stephanie is a 2001 graduate of Cedar Crest College and has been teaching middle school in the East Stroudsburg (Pa.) School District since Aug. 2001.
Larry P. Laubach L80, a member of the business-law department of Cozen OConnor in Philadelphia, was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in an independent survey of lawyers across the state.
Matthew C. MacWilliams C80 and Leah K. Glasheen C80 write that the summer was a big one for them: In June Matts media strategy firm, MacWilliams, Robinson and Partners, was listed among the Best of the Best PR firms by The Hill, the newspaper for Washington insiders. Matthew writes, The firm has won 65 national media awards, added seven new Democratic members to the House, and won 25 of 27 statewide initiatives. In May Leah graduated with an MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Their children are 18, 15, and 12, and the family lives in Amherst, Mass.
81 John Kelly C81 in October became president and CEO of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. He joined the non-profit, based in Princeton, N.J., in 1985 as manager of library services and most recently served as executive vice president of programs and services. Even after 20 years, I still get a daily rush when I go to work each day, certain that it is quite literally true that the students who use our service would not be in school if it werent for RFB&D and the work we do to make textbooks accessible, John said. He lives in Lawrenceville, with his wife and two children.
Joy Mair Taylor W81 WG89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was promoted to CEO of the Hamilton Wharton Group Inc., a Wall Street-based financial-services company. She is also working on a book about ethics in business, and welcomes stories from fellow Wharton alumni. She lives in Upper Montclair, N.J., with her husband and two children.
82 Dr. Celeste De Bease CGS82 <DrDeBease@aol.com> has joined Widener Universitys faculty and is forming a new track in medical psychophysiology for the graduate-psychology department. In addition to teaching, she will help develop a new on-campus clinic devoted to psychophysiological treatments of medical and emotional disorders.
Deborah Wong C82, professor of music at the University of California, Riverside has written Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music, which was recently published by Routledge.
83 Shaun Eli Breidbart W83 won the 2003-04 Bloomberg/Dorfman Derby of Economic Forecasting Talent for best predicting six economic variables one year in advance. In addition to an exact forecast of the economic growth rate for the second quarter of the year (2.8%), he predicted U.S. retail sales within 0.15%. The announcement of the award was run as a top story on the Bloomberg Professional Service on Aug. 31. Besides his full-time employment as a banker, he works as a stand-up comedian at several comedy clubs in New York and has been chosen to perform at Comics For Kerry, a political fundraiser. Information on his stand-up comedy, examples of his work, and his performance schedule can be found on his website (www.BrainChampagne.com).
Dr. Della Barr Brooks C83 GEd83 reports that in May she was awarded her Ed.D. from Columbia Universitys Teachers College. She and her husband, Isaac B. Brooks C83, teach at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, N.Y., where their children, Dylan (17) and Phoebe (14) are students. Della can be contacted at <email@example.com> and Isaac at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Lt.Col. Duke De Luca ME83 W83 writes that in June he was assigned as the J7 engineer for the multinational-security transition command-Iraq, which in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense of the Interim Iraqi Government raises, trains, equips, and constructs facilities, and sustains the Iraqi security forces (the police, border police, customs, immigration, national guard, and the armed forces). He is responsible for a U.S.-funded construction program of $1.76 billion for the Iraqi security forces, as well as capacity-building for the interior and defense ministries, and the development of engineering staff of the Iraqi joint headquarters.
Dr. Amy J. Goldberg C83 is associate professor of surgery, director of the surgical-residency program, and section chief of the trauma and surgical critical-care department at Temple University School of Medicine. And she is director of the trauma program at Temple University Hospital. Recently she has been named to the 2004-05 class of fellows in Drexel Universitys executive leadership in academic medicine program for women: it focuses on preparing women faculty at U.S. and Canadian medical and dental schools for senior leadership positions at academic health centers.
84 Michael Bloom C84 and Walt Lawson Ed61 met during a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in August. The two old alums shared stories and anecdotes of the wonderful experiences they had had during their years at Penn. Before dinner on the last night of the trip, they serenaded the assembled guests with a rousing version of Drink a Highball.
Jeffrey S. Levine W84 see Elyssa B. Kane C86.
Dr. Gillian McKeith G84 is director of the McKeith Clinic in London; her clientele includes professional and Olympic athletes, members of the Royal Family, and Hollywood stars. She wrote a bestseller, Living Food for Health, and is a journalist for television and print media; she also writes a column in TV Quick. In the U.S. she was the Healthy Living expert for The Joan Rivers Show and the executive producer and co-host of the Healthline Across America radio program.
Raghu Rangachar C84 has been promoted to vice president and actuary in the special-markets department of New York Life; he joined the company in 1984 as an actuarial student. He lives in Montclair, N.J., with his wife, Sumana, and their three children. Raghu volunteers and fundraises for The Childrens Village in Westchester, N.Y.
Sophia Kelly Shultz C84 wrote in August, With our daughter, Emily (10), off to Camp Conrad Weiser for a week, and husband, David Shultz C85, on his way back to his U.S. Army unit in Chicago, I find myself with a moment. I am now officially a published artist, with illustrations in two articles of the most recent NewWitch magazine (byline: Not Your Mothers Old Broom). Forthcoming from the same publisher is the autumn issue of PanGaia, whose cover and interior illustrationsall of themI completed. Hopefully there will be more to come after that! David continues his work in the Army Corps of Engineers; this year has seen him in both Guatemala and Panama. Did I get to go? Noooooooooo!
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David Lettas W85 was promoted to director of Asset Management for Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, a non-profit social service organization with programs for the homeless, the elderly, children, and others in need. He finds his work very satisfying, having been with the organization for the last three years. Previously he held senior financial positions in commercial real estate.
David Shultz C85 see Sophia Kelly Shultz C84.
Tremain Smith C85 wrote in late July, I will be an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C., for three months this fall. I will be returning to Philadelphia on Nov. 22. The center describes itself as a creative crucible whose mission is to advance artists to the vanguard of contemporary art (www.mccollcenter.org). They are providing me with a studio, an apartment, full access to printmaking, metal, wood and media studios, a living stipend, and money for supplies. There will be five other artists from around the country, and one from Cuba, participating in the residency. I am looking forward to this gift of time to devote solely to the development of my workmy only responsibility while I am there is to paint. I will also interact with the community in the form of presenting two workshops: one is an in-service day for the Charlotte public schoolteachers introducing them to the encaustic process, and the other is an encaustic project at a local agency serving people who are currently homeless.
86 Alan Colburn GEd86, an associate professor of science education at California State University, Long Beach, received its 2003-04 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, given in recognition of sustained excellence in teaching. Last year he wrote the National Science Teachers Associations The Lingo of Learning, a guide for K-12 and college educators to increase their understanding of teaching and learning processes. Interested in the nature of science and what separates science from other ways of understanding the world, with his wife, Laura Henriques (also an associate professor of science education at CSU Long Beach), he has been studying clergy views on evolution, creationism, science, and religion.
Jessica Jeremiah Nu86 GNu95 <email@example.com> is a pediatric nurse at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
Elyssa B. Kane C86 and her husband, Jeffrey S. Levine W84, welcomed a son, Aaron Kane Levine, into their family in June. He joins big sister Dahlia, now an exuberant almost-three year old, in cultivating and testing our parenting skills. I returned to work as senior associate of development and external relations for National Community Capital Association, a national network of community-development financial institutions, where I have worked since June 2002. You can e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David A. Manspeizer C86 is vice president in charge of intellectual property and associate general counsel at Wyeth, the international pharmaceutical company, where he oversees all of the companys patent, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. He and his wife, Margo, and children, Adam (five) and Allison (three), live in Warren, N.J., having moved there two years ago from the outskirts of Washington, where David had been a partner in the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
Dr. Aeon J. Skoble C86 has been awarded tenure at Bridgewater State College, where he is a philosophy professor. He lives in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and two children. His newest book, Woody Allen and Philosophy, was published in August by Open Court.
Ann Vermes C86 writes, I am pleased to report that I recently joined Linklaters, a global law firm that specializes in advising the worlds leading companies, financial institutions, and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. As head of business development in the New York office, I am heavily involved with the firms rapid expansion [in the city] through strategic recruitment of lateral partners, as well as business-development activities in general. I am having a great time leveraging my experience as a lawyer at Shearman & Sterling, another major New York law firm, and my business-development expertise from my position as director of development of the Urban Justice Center, a New York-based legal services non-profit, in this challenging new position.
87 Brian D. Doerner L87, a partner in the business and finance department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, became president in July of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, which fosters entrepreneurial activity among early-stage companies in the Delaware Valley. He also serves on the board of the Peoples Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, Pa.
Keith E. Gottfried W87 e-mails, I recently left Borland Software, a Silicon Valley software company, where I had served as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief legal officer, to pursue other opportunities, including various political activities. I also recently became engaged to be married to Cindy Goldwasser, a resident of Mountain View, and a graduate of Northeastern University and the University of the Pacifics McGeorge School of Law. We plan to marry in the spring. I currently live in San Jose, and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Joshua Needleman C87 see Yael Levy C89.
Willard Sunderland C87, associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, wrote Taming the Wild Field: Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe, which was published in July by Cornell University Press.
88 Susan Davenport GEd88, Tabernacle, N.J., has been appointed vice provost for learner services at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton. Previously director of learner services, she joined the college in 1997.
Lori Freudenberger C88 writes, I am thrilled to announce my engagement to Dr. Ross I. S. Zbar, a plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeon practicing in Glen Ridge, N.J. Ross and I are thrilled to have found each other and are excitedly anticipating a spring wedding with many Penn friends!
David L. Richter EAS88 W88 L92, Princeton Junction, N.J., and his wife Michelle are pleased to announce the birth of their twin girls, Alexis and Courtney, on July 29. They join big sister Rachel (two). David is president and chief operating officer of Hill International, Inc., the international construction-management firm based in Marlton, N.J.
Beth Semcheski Soch C88 e-mails, After spending time in New York, Minneapolis, and Seattle, Im happy to report that were back in Pennsylvania. My husband, Jason, is re-training from family medicine to anesthesia (he promises that this is his last residency), while Im spending time off payroll with Zofia (four) and Hayden (almost two), getting to know the Hershey area. Would love to hear from folks with whom Ive lost touch at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
89 Kenneth A. Adams L89 writes, the American Bar Association has just published my new book, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (www.adamsdrafting.com).
Eleena M. de Lisser C89 has been named a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University for this academic year. The fellowship provides full tuition and a living stipend for experienced journalists to take graduate courses at Columbias schools of business, law, and international and public affairs. A reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Eleena is one of 10 journalists selected worldwide.
Yael Levy C89 and Joshua Needleman C87, along with Erez (six) and Daniella (four), are thrilled to announce the addition on Aug. 20 of Ori Shachar to the family. We live in a very noisy house in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Josh is a pediatric pulmonologist at Montefiore Medical Center and on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Yael is an assistant district attorney in the appeals bureau of the Bronx County District Attorneys Office. Wed love to hear from old Penn friends and can be reached at <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jim McGann G89 GCP90 Gr91, a senior fellow of Philadelphias Foreign Policy Research Institute, appeared on CNNs Lou Dobbs Tonight on Aug. 20, in a week-long series on the future of think tanks.
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90 Barry Friedson EAS90 GEng90 writes, I am happy to report that my wife, Denise, and I were blessed with our first child, Joshua Marcus Friedson, on Dec. 27 of last year. Weve been living in Hoboken, N.J., for the past three years, and I work in Summit for Deutsche Bank, in the absolute-returns strategies group.
Joel Nied C90 and his wife, Emily, are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Evan Jonah. Born in February, he now fits into the full line of Penn baby clothes provided to him by his aunts and the Alumni Relations office. Evan, Joel, and Emily can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Nicolas Ortiz C90, Vilnius, Lithuania, is director and co-owner of UAB Baltisches Haus, which owns the IKI chain of supermarkets: iki means till next time. He and his two brothers had first moved there in 1991, and soon established a line of English-language pocket guidebooks for cities in eastern Europe (www.inyourpocket.com).
Sharon Margulies Stoch C90 and Aubrey Stoch are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah, on April 25; she joins big brother Aaron. Sharon is working as an internist at Paramount Medical in Warren, N.J.
91 Ted Buckley C91 G01 GrW04 e-mails, Im happy to say that I just completed my Ph.D. from Wharton this past July. Im living in Washington, where for the past two years Ive been writing my dissertation. Ill be staying in D.C. and working for McKinsey. To catch up, drop an e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Javier Vidal Gonzalez W91 was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Dominican Republic in July.
Aaron Krauss L91, a member of the business-litigation department of Cozen OConnor in Philadelphia, was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in an independent survey of lawyers across the state.
Dr. Scott Loev C91 married Stefanie Kuller at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia on Aug. 7. Scott is the son of Adrianne and Dr. Marvin Loev C55 M59, and Stefanie is the daughter of Eileen and Henry Kuller C68. Among attendees were classmates Robert Steen C91 W91 and Julie Shamroth Steen W91 L94, Ferdinand Poon C91 W91 and Angela Ai W91, Yale Eisen C91, Robert Cohen C91, Anthony Gray W91, Hayim Brodie C91, Peter Sunenshine EAS91, and Adam Scioli C94 with his wife, Corinne Basmeson Scioli C95 GEd96. Scott has finished his anesthesiology residency at Temple University, and this fall started an interventional pain-management fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Laurie J. Nelson C91 and her husband, Steven Schneider GEng91, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Jessica Arden Schneider, on July 2; she weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. Mom is a finance and real-estate associate at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, and vice president of Penns College Alumni Society; Dad is a software engineer for MindBox LLC.
92 Howard Berkenblit C92 and his wife, Christina Schaper, are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Isabel Olivia Berkenblit, on July 7. Howie, Tina, and Isabels big sister, Eleanor, live in Sharon, Mass. Howie practices securities law with the Boston-based firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Sumita Bhattacharya W92 writes, My husband, Monish, and I recently attended the wedding of Katie Cheng C92 W92 over Memorial Day weekend. It took place at a picturesque winery in the Catskills region overlooking the Hudson Valley. She married Raymond Hicks III, who is a Ph.D. working at Princeton University. Katie herself is currently working in marketing at Johnson & Johnson. Katie and Ray are now living in Metuchen, N.J. Many alumni attended, including David Woolf C92 and Kim Duyck Woolf C92 ASC98, Lanelle Polen C92, Steve Pessagno W92, Steph Lee C91 W91 and Steve Lee EAS91 W91, Alexa Chiang C92, Kirsten Peters Nathanson C92, Kiki Li EAS92 W92, Sharon McGonagle W96, Jon Russo EAS92, Lorraine Tong WG96, Suzanne Curatolo G88 WG88, Jeff Gordon WG96 and Kerstin Haefele Gordon G96 WG96, and Stefanie Hsu W99. Also attending the wedding were numerous fellow 1992 Joseph Wharton Scholars, including Walter Chang W92 WG97, now in Boston and recently married; Jeff Pearson W92, now with Black & Decker and based in Baltimore; Antony Hom W92, still in New York and heading up his own accounting practice; Matt Fey W92, still with Templeton in San Francisco; and Bret Dickey C92, working at an economic consulting firm and based on San Francisco. Dr. William Whitney, who founded the JWS program and acted as mentor, counselor, and guide to many of us JWS scholars, came to the wedding with his son Andrew Whitney W06. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony and a chance for many of us to re-forge old ties.
Belinda Bentzin Buscher C92 e-mails, After living in Old Greenwich, Conn., off and on for some years, weve recently relocated back to Seattle. My husband, Geoff, and I live right in the city with our two children, Helen (four) and Henry (21 months). Id love to hear from any old friends at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Audrey Beeber David C92 and Greg David C92 W92 are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Sophie Danielle. Big sister Caroline (three), cannot stop tickling her. Besides mothering, Audrey is a New York-based producer for Russian Television Channel Five Kultura, and Greg is a principal of Present Investments, LLC.
Allison Rosenberg Donovan C92 <email@example.com> and her husband, Chris, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Wyatt, on Sept. 28, 2003.
Dr. Carladenise Armbrister Edward C92 GEd93 writes, In addition to accepting the position of vice president of operations at Williams, Stern, and Associates [a health-services research and consulting firm in Miami], I have been appointed executive director of the governors health-information infrastructure advisory board for Florida. I am serving under the chair of the committee, W. Michael Heekin WG86. She is currently an adjunct professor at Florida State and Florida A&M universities, and has served as an assistant dean at Penn.
Dr. David M. Ford GEng92 Gr96, the Kenneth R. Hall Professor in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, participated in the National Academy of Engineerings 10th Annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium in September. His research focus is on microporous materials such as zeolites, carbon-molecular sieves, and polymers.
Dr. Marc Lazare C92 and his wife, Amanda, have a three-year-old son, Hunter, and a 10-month-old daughter, Sydney. Marc is a cosmetic and general dentist with offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, N.Y. (drmarclazare.com). He recently started a company, Cosmetic Innovations, Inc., and invented a product called Veneer Styx, which is a device used to hold and position porcelain veneers during the cementation process.
93 Regan Allan C93 and Jim Fleischer W93 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Kevin Garrett Fleischer, on June 29; he was 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 19 1/2 inches. He joins big brothers, Brian (six) and Patrick (three). They live in Stamford, Conn.
Mara Bralove C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> reports that after six terrific years as co-owner of Bralove/Hollman Special Events, she has embarked on a new business adventure, and is now a financial consultant with Smith Barney in Washington.
Rachel L. Cohen C93, Philadelphia, joined the Comcast Corporation in August as director of public policy and external affairs. Previously she had served on the campaign teams for Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street and U.S. Congressional candidate Joe Torsella C85.
Dr. Tracey Anne Hall C93 G94 V00 is very happy to announce her marriage to Peter Thomas Schiron Jr. on Sept. 25, on the island of Nantucket, Mass. They met in the Caribbean two years ago and now both live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is an attorney with the Office of General Counsel of Deloitte and Touche in Manhattan, and she practices on the Upper East Side. They both enjoy life in the big city and continue to explore new islands together.
Allison Volk Isaacman C93 and her husband, Drew, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Michael, on June 22. He was born at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Zachary joins big sister Emily (five) and brother Max (almost three) to make the family complete!
Samir S. Shah C93 writes, that two books of mine have been recently published: Pediatric Complaints and Diagnostic Dilemmas: A Case-Based Approach (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) and Blueprints in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Blackwell Publishing). I continue as a physician in infectious diseases and general pediatrics at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
Joanna Fein Siegel C93 <email@example.com> and her husband, Herrick, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Dylan Andrew, on June 22. He is also welcomed by his older brother, Nicholas, who is two.
Christina Trendler Sweeney GNu93, her husband, Patrick Sweeney, and their daughter, Mary Katherine (three), welcomed Kevin Patrick Sweeney on July 13.
Dr. Sondra Wilen C93 W93 and Brian T. Donadio C94, who celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary last spring, live outside Philadelphia with their two wonderful children, Ashlynn (five) and Aidan (15 months). After earning her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Michigan State University, Sondra worked as a psychological consultant and therapist for a non-profit organization serving children and families in Philadelphia; she is currently studying for her clinical psychology licensing exam. After graduating from University of Michigan Law School, Brian clerked for a federal judge in Philadelphia and worked as an associate at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia before joining The Vanguard Group as associate counsel responsible for litigation.
94 Jill Blomberg C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mailed in late July, I want to announce the birth of our daughter, Sophie Estelle Blomberg. My husband, Jeffrey Blomberg, and I are thrilled that she has joined our son, Zachary, who is now three. Her godparents are Rachel Goldenberg Sherman C95 and Mark Sherman C95. I am also very much looking forward to the wedding over Labor day weekend of Nicole Gottlieb C96, in which I will be the matron-of-honor!
Sloane Lobach Davis C94 and her husband, Brian Davis, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack William, on March 29. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 inches long.
Dana Rebak Doctorow C94 WG00 and David Doctorow C95 welcomed the birth of their son, Justin Palmer, on Feb. 12. He visited Penn when only three months old while attending his moms 10th Reunion. They live in Redwood Shores, Calif.
Brian T. Donadio C94 see Dr. Sondra Wilen C93 W93.
Zachary Hunter C94 GEd97 e-mails, I married Dr. Tara Master on Aug. 14 in Montclair, N.J. We had a wonderful wedding with lots of close family and friends, some of whom were alumni. Brother of the bride Yousef Master EAS97 W97 was one of the ushers and Rich Hines C95 GEd97, Mark Stanislawczyk C94, and Matt Keenan C94 GEd96 were there to help the revelry. We are currently living in the Ann Arbor area, and I can be reached at <Zfishunt@aol.com>.
Lynn Pinkus C94 married Evan Lewis on June 5 at The Lighthouse in New York. The two met at a Stink n Drink party after a volleyball tournament. Penn people in the wedding party included Melissa Brecher Berman C95, Sandy Beeber Samberg Nu94 GNu95, and Leanne Mos C94. Other alumni attending included Lynns parents, Roslyn Popick Pinkus CW64 and Frank Pinkus WG61, and Dr. Miriam Alter Nu71, Ralph Pinkus C67, Walter Popick C63, Keith Wheelock G57, Dr. Ed Effros and Dr. Rita Effros Gr78, Julie Degarmo C95, Dr. Alan Ruttenberg M63, Leon Shoag W61, Jake Weinstock C94, Matt Berman C94, Joey Siegel W94 and Lynn Chwatsky Siegel C94, Amy Stanton C95, Paula Pontes W95, and Tara Mark C95. After a honeymoon in the Caribbean, Lynn and Evan returned to New York, where she is a senior vice president of client services for Universal McCann, the media arm of McCann Erickson, and he is a founding partner of Media IQ.
Debbie Lowenkron Robinowitz C94 <email@example.com> and her husband, Kevin Robinowitz, and big sister Anna Riley joyfully announce the birth of Jacob Max Robinowitz on April 2 in Dallas. Debbie continues to work part-time as an attorney specializing in real estate and finance transactions, and Kevin is a commercial litigator specializing in employment law.
Karen Roth C94, an associate with the law firm of Sahn, Ward & Baker, PLLC, in Garden City, N.Y., has been named news editor at The Nassau Lawyer, a monthly publication of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Bindi Shah EAS94 GM01 married Todd Johnson C95 M00 WG03 at a beautiful ceremony at the Brandywine Manor in Honeybrook, Pa., on June 7, 2003. We were thrilled to have so many alumni sharing the day with us, including Heidi Sernyak Johnson C94 G95, Jennifer Finkel C95, Jackie Schechner C95, Catherine Kuntz C94 M98 GM06, Gianna Puerini Curran C95, Carineh Martin C95, Timothy Martin L01, David Istock W94, Peter Ellman C95, Kenneth Andrejko C94, Stephanie Schwalm Jacobs GM01 and Lawrence Jacobs GM01, Adam Gazzaley GM02, Hooman Yaghoobzadeh M98, Trupti Patel L96, Tobin Kim WG03, Dustyn Bunker WG03, Christian Miller WG03, Sania Rahman WG03, Sharon Rodriguez WG03, Kent Sinmaz WG03, Gerry Kochanski WG03, Connie and Colman OMurchu WG99, Dipal Doshi WG04, and Kristin Hurley WG00. We have enjoyed the first year of our marriage living in New York, where Bindi is an electrophysiology fellow at Cornell Medical Center and Todd is a consultant for McKinsey and Co.
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95 Lisa Belcher W95 and Eric Belcher are very happy to announce the birth of Kyla May Belcher. The whole family enjoyed their summer in Chicago, where Lisa is a brand manager at Kraft Foods. Kyla attended her first Cubs game in July.
Nimisha Vyas Bhatt C95 writes, My husband, Nailesh Bhatt, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our beautiful daughter, Meera, on April 21. We are enjoying and cherishing every minute of parenthood. Nailesh and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary in July. I was recently promoted to associate vice president in Aon Consultings health and welfare benefits practice in Somerset, N.J. Nailesh is managing director of Proximare Inc., a management-consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, and related industries.
Rosalie Will Boxt C95 and Jason Boxt are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Tahlia Frances, on June 27. She read her first Gazette in September on her mommys lap. Rosalie still serves as a cantor of a Reform Synagogue in Kensington, Md. She and Tahlia can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David Doctorow C95 see Dana Rebak Doctorow C94 WG00.
Steven Goldman W95 see Kara Fishbein Goldman C96.
Jaimy Levine Hamburg L95 and her husband, Jeff, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Golda, on March 30. She joins big brother Gabe (two) at home in Chicago, where Jaimy is an attorney at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw.
Todd Johnson C95 M00 WG03 see Bindi Shah EAS94 GM01.
Deborah Duenes Kay C95 and her husband, Scott Kay, happily announce the birth of their son, Andrew Julian, on June 23. He joins his big sister, Rachel Jacqueline, who turns two in November. Debbie, Scott, Rachel, and Andrew live in San Francisco, where Debbie is a freelance writer/editor and Scott is a principal at Partner Funds, a money-management firm.
Suzanne Horner Lloyd Nu95 e-mails, My husband, Fritz Lloyd, and I are happy to announce the birth of our second child, Mitchell Frederick on March 24. He was a whopping 9 lbs. 11 oz. at birth and continues to be a big, happy boy!! He joins his big sister, Natalie Jill, who is now two years old. We live in Collegeville, Pa. Fritz is working for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and I only work one day a week as a nurse at a CHOP pediatric office in Philadelphia. I am happy to stay home with the kids the rest of the week and watch them grow! I would love to hear from old friends at <email@example.com>.
Robyn Cort Quattrone C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My husband, David Quattrone EE96 W96, and I welcomed our first son, Leo Matthew, on April 16. Leos grandparents, including alumni Ken Cort C63 and Dr. Charles Quattrone C60, met him within minutes and days, respectively, of his birth. David is currently working as vice president of technology at Cvent, Inc., an application service provider he helped found in 1999. I am currently on maternity leave from Skadden, Arps, where I am an associate in the litigation department of the firms Washington office. We live in Old Town Alexandria, just south of D.C.
Emily Rosenbaum C95 GEd96 see Jeffrey Rosenbaum C97.
Neil Boyden Tanner GPU95 is a senior associate in the international-practice group Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. In August he was elected by the executive committee of LAssociation Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (the International Association of Young Lawyers), as its national representative from the United States.
96 Catherine Barbieri L96 and Jason Lempert are proud to announce the birth of their son, Moss Andreas Lempieri, on May 4. Scott Lempert L95 is his uncle. Catherine is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP.
Michelle Kay Brown C96 and Matt Brown EAS96 are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Owen Alexander Brown, on July 3. He was welcomed home by his big brother Ethan, now two years old.
Melissa Chang C96 announces her engagement to Garrett Baker, which took place in September during a surprise trip to Venice that he had planned. He proposed on a beautiful evening in the back gardens of a romantic Venetian restaurant. When everyone in the restaurant applauded, he turned around and exclaimed, Grazi! A summer wedding is planned in her home state of Pennsylvania. They both live in Manhattan: she is working at Focus Asset Management, a hedge fund, and he is an investment banker at Waller Capital. They are both excited about sharing the rest of their lives together, and she would love to hear from old Penn friends at <email@example.com>.
Amy Korn Fishkin C96 writes, On Aug., 22, I married Andrew Fishkin in my hometown of White Plains, N.Y. My twin sister, Susie Korn C96, was maid of honor. Other alumni in my wedding party included bridesmaids Stephanie Levine C96 and Adria Lavinsky Fishkin Nu96 (who introduced me to her brother-in-law, now, my husband!). Others attending included Aimee Taxin Rubin C95, Natalie Mayer C95, Courtney Marshall Moseman C95 GAr98, and Elana Harris C96. We spent our honeymoon in Hawaii and now live in White Plains.
Kara Fishbein Goldman C96 and Steven Goldman W95 are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, Benjamin Henry, on Jan. 25. They live in Armonk, N.Y.
Christopher Hampshire C96 married Tammy Hershberger on June 26 in Kent Narrows, Md. Among those attending the wedding were David Hitchens C96 and Joseph Ayoob C96 (who sent in this note). Chris and Tammy now live in Owings Mills; he can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David Quattrone EE96 W96 see Robyn Cort Quattrone C95.
Brandon Levin C96 W96 G01 WG01 writes, It is with much happiness that Claudia and I announce the birth of our son, Gabriel Tristan Levin, on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 10:04 p.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz, and was 20 inches long. Claudia and I are both doing wonderfully!
Elliot Sambol C96 writes, I married Lana Schwartz, from Livingston, N.J., this past Feb. 7. The groomsmen were mostly Penn friends, including Matthew Moss C96, Dr. Josh Bleier C96 M00, David Gallo W95, Lonnie Litt C96, and my best man was my brother, Dr. Justin Sambol C93. There were a number of other Penn friends who came to celebrate with us including, Michael Weisser C95 and Caroline Weisser C97, Michael Vermut W96, Andrew Beckman W96, Brandon Gardner C97 W97, Darren Freddette W96, Dr. Dany Caeti C97, Morris Beyda W96, Jodi Gold Moss C98, Craig Wellen C96 W96, Dr. Jason Grotas C96, Dr. David Eisenberg C96, and Dr. Thalia Acosta C95, just to name a few. Lana and I are living in New York where I am doing cancer research at Sloan Kettering. Next summer I will return to NYU to finish my residency in general surgery.
Penny Feldstein Schildkraut C96 married Joshua Schildkraut on May 16 in Boston. Along with many alumni attending, the wedding party included her father, Michael Feldstein ME65 and brother, Mark Feldstein C93, as well as Pamela Gordon Gagnon GEd99, Rachel Levy Lesser C96, and Jennifer Kushner Weinstock C96. Penny and Josh live in New York, where she is a vice president and campaign director at the Ad Council, and he is a copywriter at the advertising agency DiMassimo Carr.
Stephen Shapiro C96 married Dr. Nieta Green at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, N.H., on June 27. Dr. Sagar Phatak C96 and Dr. David Zonies C97 G97 were groomsmen, and other alumni attending included Harvey Shapiro C66 and Steve Comer C59. Nieta is a physician at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pa., and Stephen is an attorney at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia; they live in Wayne.
97 Alyson Tesler Anderson C97 married Christopher Anderson on Aug. 21 at the Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Conn. The romantic candlelit ceremony and festive reception were attended by Karen Scott C97, Jessica Mlakar Murphy EAS97 and William Murphy EAS96, Alison Tibbetts Nu97, and Julia Coblentz C97. The wedding party included Alys brother, Jamey Tesler C95, who was a groomsman, and matron-of-honor Cristina Lopez OKeeffe C97 (who sent in this note). After a honeymoon in Tahiti, Aly and Chris have made South Boston their home.
Marcy Schulder Barkan C97 and Andrew Barkan W97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Leah, on Aug. 18; she weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. She is the granddaughter of Howard Schulder W67, and the niece of Amy Schulder Arn C94 and Dr. Melissa Wallach C95.
Judith Bibak Dougherty WG97 and Gerard Lang welcomed a son, Gerard William, on Feb. 1.
Felix Estrada W97 and Valerie Dominguez are happy to announce their engagement. They live in New York, where they met four years ago on June 27, 2000. A summer wedding is planned in her hometown of Orense, Spain. After working in account management at J. Walter Thompson and Young & Rubicam, he earned a BFA in design from the School of Visual Arts in 2003, and is a designer at AR, a fashion advertising agency in the Meatpacking District. He can be reached at <email@example.com>. Valerie earned an engineering degree from Queens University in Canada in 2002. After working as an estimating engineer, she is now a real estate broker with the Corcoran Group in Manhattan.
Jessica Lynn Greenberg C97 D01 GD03 writes, After 10 years at Penn, I am now living on the Upper West Side in New Yorkand I miss Philly!with my fiancé, Douglas Greenberg. We got engaged in July at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. I am an orthodontist practicing in New York and the suburbs of New Jersey. We are getting married in May.
Jonathan Penn C97 see Susan Berland Penn CW69.
Jeffrey Rosenbaum C97 and Emily Rosenbaum C95 GEd96 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Simon Erich, on Sept. 6; he was born at 6 lbs. 7oz. and 20.5 inches. They now live in the Philadelphia suburbs where Jeffrey works for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its global pharmaceutical advisory practice and Emily teaches at Villanova University while she completes her Ph.D. in English at UNC Chapel Hill.
Dolly Varghese Thomas C97 writes, I have completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University and am now doing a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale, working to prevent the development of schizophrenia. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, George, who works for a Christian drug-rehab program as an accountant and is working towards his ministers license. We are both hoping to go into full-time ministry/mission work here in the U.S. or abroad, and we are grateful for the education God has blessed us with over the years for His glory.
98 Amy Bauml-Eisner W98 and Adam Eisner C98 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Matthew Elan Eisner, on Aug. 4. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz., and measured almost 21 inches in length. He is the grandson of Larry Eisner M74 and the nephew of Debbi Bauml C00. Amy, Adam, and Matthew live in Washington. Friends can see pictures and send e-mail to the proud family by visiting (www.EisnerJr.com), created in Matthews honor.
Todd Buehl W98 married Kari-Ann Perry overlooking Lake Monona in Madison, Wisc. on Oct. 11, 2003. The wedding party included Steven Stark EAS98 GEng99. Other alumni attending included April Edlow C98, Inifome Ewoterai EAS98, Kim Nguyen W98, Palash Pandya C98, Pramey Patel C98, Suzanne Rode W98, Stephanie Stoebenau C98, and Tom Trujillo W98. Todd is a director at Amfinity Capital, a private-equity group.
Hui Son Choe Nu98 e-mails that she celebrated a beautiful union with her husband, Edward C. King, on Sept. 29, 2002, at Laguna Beach, Calif. We expanded our family this year with the birth of our daughter, Mikayla Min-Na King, on July 18. She was 7 lbs. 10 oz., and 20.5 inches long. She brings much joy to our lives and reminds us what is really important in life: family. We are feeling blessed to have such a healthy baby, and thankful for all the love she brings from our family and friends. I am working as a pediatric nurse in Orange County, and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Elizabeth Conboy Nu98 <email@example.com> is excited to announce her engagement to John Bartone of Derby, Conn. They both work at Yale-New Haven Hospital and are planning their wedding for April 30.
Jonathan J. Rooney C98 married Stephanie Buell on July 16 in San Diego. Serving as best men were John C. Houston W98 and Adam Seth Litwin C98 W98. Other alumni attending included Allison Goffman C98, Michael Weaver W98, Kimberly Noble C98, Jody Greenberg C98, and Carl Ackerman GEd01. Jonathan and Stephanie live and work in San Francisco.
Ryan Sacco EAS98 W98 GEng98 see Clarissa Fesler C00.
Mary Foley Seymour C98 and her husband, Chris, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace, on Feb. 3 at 11:53 p.m.; she weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz., and measured 22 inches. Mom and baby are doing great at their home in Wethersfield, Conn.
Heather Weine C98 married Gregg Brochin on Aug. 21 in Rockleigh, N.J. Alumni in the wedding party included Erica Busch C98 and Keren Isaacs Lebeau C98. Heather and Gregg live in Manhattan, where they both practice employment law.
Dr. Treena Livingston Arinzeh Gr99, Jersey City, N.J., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House in September. This was for her research showing that adult stem-cell transplanting could help people suffering from spinal-cord injuries and bone and cartilage damage. She also recently won an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
Liane Dos Santos EAS99 married Kevin Carneiro on July 9 in Thornhill, Ont. Alumni who celebrated with them included Sarangi Patel Parikh GEng00 Gr04, Rachael Elwork C99, Richard Wells W99, Jeeta Shah EAS99, Kamini Patel C99 EAS99, Ajay Damani EAS00 W00, Sameer Mungur EAS99, and Prashant Sheth EE98. Liane and Kevin enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii. He is finishing his senior year in medical school, and she is working for YUM! Brands; keep in touch at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Annette Doskow C99 was promoted in August to regional manager of the New York metro area for Score! Educational Centers, Inc., a Kaplan subsidiary that provides after-school learning programs for children in grades K-10. Previously a senior regional director, she joined the company in 1999.
Jacqueline Berkell Friedland C99 writes, On Aug. 5, my husband, Jason Friedland, and I became the proud parents of a baby boy, Abraham Max Friedland. We are living on the Upper East Side in New York, and having a great time with the newest member of our family.
Eric Martins L99 is a director in the Trenton, N.J., office of Public Affairs Management LLC, a government-relations consulting firm affiliated with Duane Morris LLP. In July he was appointed to the board of the South Jersey Port Corporation.
Stacey Penn C99 see Susan Berland Penn CW69.
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00 Jennifer Brown C00 married Jeffrey Lerner C00 EAS00 on Aug. 7 in Atlanta. She is the daughter of Kathe Effron Brown CW70 and Morris Brown C70, and the granddaughter of the late Benjamin Effron C33. Jeffs sister, Lisa Lerner GNu06, served as a bridesmaid and his roommates, Jarett Edwards C00 and Michael Tu W00, served as groomsmen. They were joined by two generations of Penn family and friends, including Donald Joseph L68 and his wife, Dr. Harriet Joseph, Dede Alpert Thompson CW71, Jim Rosen W70, Steve Talesnick W70, Larry Domont C70, John Bakalar C70, Anita Stern Sherman MT70, Jeff Grossman C70, Scott Lampert C70 M76, Bill Lieppe M72, Jon Lowe W70, Joan Wassner Weinstein CW64, Marc Hamburger WG68, Robin Yudelson Rosenberg CW71, Rachel Joseph C02, Jeremy Moneta EAS00, Ben Schein C00, Aaron Fidler W00, Jordana Riklis Cooperberg C00, Debra Kurshan C00, Danny Doeschner C00, Jon Austrian C00, Savitri Vilassakdanont C00, Emily Pollack C00, Jessie Beller C00, Alex Gorman C00, Scott Calidas EAS00 W00, Jeremy Thompson C99, Sarah Thompson C03, Andrew Exum C00, George Blaustein C00, Tara Todras-Whitehill C00 EAS00, Daniel Weinstein C00, Kevin Lackey GAr03, Robin Phillips GAr03, Andy Domont EAS03 W03, Dylan Brooks W00, Jennifer Mendel C98, Caroline Rigsby C00, Lauren Hacker C00, Meghan Butler C00, Ilan Goldenberg C00 W00, and Mindy Glazier Civan C00 and Jesse Civan EAS98 GEng00 M06. Jennifer and Jeff took an extended honeymoon to Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia; they plan on settling in Washington.
Jennifer Chayo C00 married Chris Fenton on Sept. 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. They were thrilled to celebrate their wedding surrounded by many of their Penn family and friends, including maid-of-honor and sister-of-the-bride Allison Chayo C04 and bridesmaid Carly Brooks C00. Other alumni attending were Jordan Zaken W97 and Lindsay Krieger Zaken C00, Elizabeth Rosenthal C00, Robyn Browdy EAS00 W00, Jane Hill C00, Dayna Platt C01, David Levine C00 and Melanie Abramsohn Levine W00. Jen and Chris honeymooned in Spain, and currently live in West Hollywood. He is a partner in the management-production company H2F Entertainment, and, while awaiting the bar-exam results, she is employed at an entertainment-law firm.
Clarissa Fesler C00 and Ryan Sacco EAS98 W98 GEng98 write, We are happy to announce that we got engaged this August in Boston! We met at a Penn Club of Boston event in 2001 and continue to feel strong ties to Penn. Ryan is currently a student at Harvard Business School and Clarissa works for the Council on International Educational Exchange. We love to hear from our Penn friends: e-mail us at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Erica Liverant C00 is pleased to announce her May graduation from the Temple University School of Medicine. She will complete her internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center, and next June start her residency in dermatology at the University of Wisconsin.
William Yoo W00, Silver Spring, Md., received a masters in divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia on May 27.
01 Vicki Clark C01 married Andrew Kadish C01 at the Spring Hill Manor Country Club in Ivyland, Pa. Those attending the wedding included Matt Dicker C01, Eric Epstein C01, Kathryn Koenig C01, Jim Lucania C01 W01, Al Silva C01, Josh Skaroff EAS03, Meredith Victor C01, Bruce Bershtein C85, Marty Bershtein W88, Marcia K. Bershtein CW61 and Dr. Donald Bershtein D62, Gerry Lubin W65, and Andrews father, Dick Kadish C65. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, Andrew and Vicky returned to their new home in South Plainfield, N.J. She is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Rutgers University, and he, a recent graduate of Villanova University School of Law, is serving as a law clerk to Hon. Diane Pincus in New Brunswick.
Jessica Hulse EAS01 and Julian Zbogar-Smith C01 EAS01 became engaged to be married on July 15. They live in Redmond, Wash., and are planning a January 2006 wedding.
Shubha Srinivasan Kannan C01 married Madhu Kannan in a traditional South Indian wedding in her hometown of Chennai (Madras) on May 10, 2002. Jessica Hulse EAS01 attended the ceremony (and sent in this note). Madhu works for the New York Stock Exchange. Now living in Jersey City, N.J., Shubha and he welcomed their first baby, a lovely little girl named Veda, on Aug. 8.
02 Naureen Chowdhury Fink C02 married Matthew Fink EAS02 in New York on Aug. 21, in a Catholic ceremony at St. Patricks Cathedral and a Bengali Muslim ceremony at the Barclay InterContinental Hotel. She was escorted up the aisle by her father, Dr. Iftekhar A. Chowdhury, the Bangladeshi ambassador to the United Nations. Matthew Fucci EAS02 was best man, Lorie Chapman C02 was maid of honor, and Leslie Davison C02 was a bridesmaid. The wedding party also included friends from their respective graduate schools, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the London School of Economics, as well as Matthews brother and sister. Among the guests were Eric Chudow EAS02 GEng02 and his wife, Michelle Glickman Chudow C00, Michelle Lee C02, Bryson Katona C02 G02, Shravan Sahdev EAS02 W02, Karli Robyn C02, Joanna Kleinberg C02, Elizabeth McWhorter C03, Samuel Kahn EAS04 C05, Ken Merriam EAS02 and his wife, Jacqueline Bueso Merriam C02, Julia Wozniak C02, Vanessa Cuerel C02, Esteban Burbano EAS01 W01, and James Hargrove G96. Guests traveled from Bangladesh, India, Qatar, Britain, Switzerland, Germany and throughout the U.S. to share in the celebration, which was followed by a honeymoon in San Francisco and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Matthew and Naureen are happily settling back into life in London and at their respective jobs at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Bonhams Auctioneers.
Randy Wong C02 married Jennifer Yeh W02 on Oct. 2 in Houston, Tex. Alumni in the wedding party included Joyce Lee C02, Maggie Kuhn C02, Jamie Barki W01, Yoon Kim C02, Ed Kim EAS01, Chien Chow C01, Wilson Lee EAS01 W01, and Kristen Wong C03 GEd04. After a honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Randy and Jennifer returned to their home in Manhattan.
03 Alexis Marchio C03 and Gregory Stumm Jr. C03 are excited to announce their engagement. She is a second-year law student at Villanova University, and he is a mutual-fund analyst with The Hartford. They are planning a wedding for spring 2007.
Joe Teel M03 and Marni Fogelson C03 were engaged on July 17. She is studying for an individualized masters at the Galatin School at New York University, and he is continuing his residency in family medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. They are planning a spring 2006 wedding.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette