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48 Jack Yampolsky W’48 wrote A Boardwalk Story, which was published by Plexus Publishing in October. “It is a coming-of-age story set in Atlantic City in 1939.”


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50  Larry Shprintz ChE’50 has photographs in the show Beijing in the Eyes of Foreigners. His work was published in the recent issue of Proudly Penn, and his China photographs can be seen at lslsa.blogspot.com.

54Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, a Distinguished Professor and an emeritus chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, in May spoke at the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology about “Deciding on when to operate on the elderly patient,” and in June received a gold medal from the International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies.

Daniel Samuels EE’54 competed in the 2009 Ringside World Boxing Championships, in Kansas City last August, and won first place in the age 70 -79, 178 lbs. division. He continues to work part time as a professional engineer for Hardesty & Hanover, LLP Consulting Engineers in New York.

56 Robert A. Natiello WG’56, retired in Sedona, Ariz., continues to receive recognition for his creative writing. “Against hundreds of competing authors, the story, Dog Fight, won Manhattan Media’s fiction contest ‘Eight Million Stories.’ It appeared in print editions of New York Press, Our Town, and West Side Spirit, plus various websites and blogs. Dave Anderson, dean of New York sports writers, based one of his final Sunday columns in The New York Times on [my] memoir, How Jiminy Cricket Helped Me Even The Score With The Dodgers.”

58 Dr. Louis Keeler M’58 wrote The Chalice (Infinity Press). It is a “an affectionate portrayal” of his uncle Fr. Louis Meyer, who was the Roman Catholic chaplain with the 20th General Hospital Unit from Penn in India during the Second World War.

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61  Ya’akov Aronson Ed’61, Rehovot, Israel, retired university librarian of Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, delivered a paper on Cotar, a full-text, DVD-based database of articles on Jewish law, at the annual convention of the Association of Jewish Librarians in Chicago in July. Though retired, he works part time at Bar Ilan, directing work on the database. His 26th grandchild is on the way.

Frederick Rankin MacFadden Jr. Gr’61,
a professor emeritus at Coppin State University, wrote a paper, “Holy Water, Unholy City: Mothering a Manchild in James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan Trilogy,” for the Midwestern Conference on Christianity and Literature in September. He has written a poem in Italian, “Poesia Italiana,” and submitted it to Poetry magazine.

62Jack Diamond GAr’62 is principal of Diamond and Schmitt Architects, based in Toronto. He has been selected to design the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Previous projects include the Jerusalem City Hall complex, the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, and the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington.

Alvin Holm GAr’62, head of Alvin Holm A.I.A. Architects in Philadelphia, specializes in neo-classicist work. He designed the Irish Pub on Walnut Street and galleries for 19th-century European art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In October he received the first Clem Labine Award, “for his lifelong contributions to the classical movement in architecture, education, and writing.”

63Dr. Ernest Price C’63 has been appointed university provost of the University of the Rockies.

Idaherma Williams GFA’63 had an archival pigment print, “cubist 2,” included in the eighth Lessendra World Printmaking Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria, earlier this year. She also won Best in Show for Printmaking, and the President’s Prize, at the Ellarslie Open XXVII in Trenton N.J., in June.

64Bob Driegert W’64, a Dallas attorney, in July was elected secretary for the American Association of Attorney-CPAs.

Dan Rottenberg C’64 in July won the Wild West History Association’s award for “Best Western History Book of 2008” for his book, Death of a Gunfighter: The Quest For Jack Slade, the West’s Most Elusive Legend.

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65  Robert M. Bliss C’65, dean of the honors college at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in October gave the dedication speech at the opening of the new Grizedale College main building (Lancaster University, U.K.); he was its principal from 1978 to 1993.

66 Stephen D. Leshnoff ME’66 see Dr. Susan Kriegel Leshnoff CW’67.

67  Dr. Susan Kriegel Leshnoff CW’67 has been elected chair of the Department of Art, Music and Design at Seton Hall University, where she is an associate professor of fine arts. An active painter, she was recently in group shows at the Pleiades Gallery in Manhattan. Her husband of 40 years, Stephen D. Leshnoff ME’66, consults for the nuclear-power industry; he recently retired as manager of steam generation for the Exelon Nuclear Generation Co. They have two children: Jonathan, a composer and an associate professor of music theory at Towson University, and Jessica, journalist and communication specialist for Maryland Public Television; and they have two grandchildren.

68  Lee Eisenberg C’68 ASC’70, www.LeeEisenberg.com, has just published a new book on consumer culture: Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What (Free Press/Simon & Schuster). His last work, The Number, was a New York Times bestseller and cited by BusinessWeek as one of the best books of 2006.

Burton K. Haimes L’68 is a partner of the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York. In July he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame as the 2009 Hall of Fame Builder. For 20 years he served both as national president and chair of the American Youth Soccer Organization and on the United States Soccer Federation Board.

Jon G. Hillsberg W’68 L’71 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Deeb, Petrakis, Blum & Murphy P.C., as a partner in its business-transaction group. Previously, he was a partner with Blank Rome LLP.

Michael R. Levy W’68 writes, “On Aug. 31, 2008, after 35 years, I ended my career as publisher of Texas Monthly, a national award magazine which I started in 1973. Rather than saying I’m ‘retired,’ I am now saying that I am ‘re-potting’ myself, although the words crab grass do immediately come to mind. I was saying that I was moving on to the next ‘chapter’ of my life, although I do not have a clue as to the first sentence, the first word, the first letter of that chapter.”

69  Peggy Miller Franck CW’69, www.pridescrossingbook.com, is delighted to announce the publication of her first book, Prides Crossing: The Unbridled Life and Impatient Times of Eleonora Sears (Commonwealth Editions), “a biography of the Boston socialite who became America’s most versatile woman athlete and paved the way for sportswomen like Babe Didrikson and Billie Jean King.” Peggy’s father was Eleo Sears’ financial adviser and general manager of her racing stable.

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70  Margaret M. Manning CW’70 writes, “After more than 20 years of practicing healthcare law with large national firms in Los Angeles, my husband and I have moved to Orcas Island, Wash. (pop. 4500), and have begun our own firm, Blanchard Manning LLP. We will continue to provide healthcare regulatory advice and representation to clients nationwide, but instead of the view from a Century City high-rise, we are working with a wonderful view of the San Juan Islands and Canada.”

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis C’70 recently completed a three-year term as chair of Mazon: A Jewish Response To Hunger, the international anti-hunger fund.

Sherrie R. Savett CW’70 L’73, chair of the securities-litigation department and a managing principal of the law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., in June spoke on mentoring at a Philadelphia Bar’s panel, “Women in the Profession.”

71  Sandra Strokoff CW’71 L’75 in July was appointed legislative counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives; she is the first woman to hold this position. A lecturer in law at George Washington University, she wrote the second edition of the Legislative Drafter’s Desk Reference (2008). She lives with her husband, Jay Gordon,  in Cheverly, Md., and is a violinist with the Prince George’s Philharmonic String Quartet.
72  Glenn Gidseg MtE’72 writes, “I have just published my second book, The Vietnam Vets Amputee Group, as an ode to the Vietnam Vets who served our country so well. The draft ended while I still had a student deferment and the war ended while I was still in medical school. I thank you all for doing the work that I didn’t. My first book, The Devil Who Walked The Earth, on the other hand, is an anti-lawyer diatribe, where I wonder whether or not the sacrifices of our vets was all worth it. If you’re interested, these books are available online at www.Glenn-Allen-Books.com. I’m currently living in the Florida Keys and enjoying life in the ‘American Caribbean,’ having a highball for dear old Penn.”

Kenneth Marcus W’72 is a director of the Honolulu law firm of Starn, O’Toole, Marcus & Fisher, where he specializes in real-estate law. He and his wife, Gail, have been married for 33 years and they have three children, Joshua, Rocky, and Amy. He is a commissioner for the State of Hawaii Stadium Authority.

Kevin O’Toole W’72 in June began as executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He has worked in gaming oversight for 26 years including as deputy attorney general for the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and most recently as executive director, and later a commissioner, of the Oneida Indian Nation in New York state, owner of the Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

Gilbert S. Rothenberg C’72 is chief of the appellate section of the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice and acting deputy assistant attorney general for review and appellate. He is also an adjunct professor of law at American University, where he has taught various tax classes for over two decades. He recently co-wrote “Protecting the Fisc,” a chapter in Careers in Tax Law, a recent ABA publication. Gilbert lives in Fairfax Station, Va., with his wife, Lynn Goldstein (an artist, profiled last August in The Pastel Journal), and his college-age son, Artie Rothenberg, who is a junior at Virginia Tech.

Jonathan Wolfman C’72 GEd’73 has retired from teaching. He notes that he wrote a book (1980) for the World Fellowship Foundation, wrote “People’s Hero” for East-West magazine in 1987, and did editing for China Spring, a journal of the Chinese democracy movement. He also has posted a blog at Politico almost daily since last November.

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75  Dr. Andrew E. Huemmler EAS’75 GCP’77 GrW’95 has been appointed a lecturer in electrical and systems engineering at Penn Engineering. He will teach a special-topics course, “Climate Policy and Technology.” This fall he entered his 35th season of playing ice hockey at the Penn Ice Rink at the Class of 1923 Arena.

David L. Kupfer C’75 was named in the July issue of Washingtonian magazine as a “top therapist” in the area for his work with anxiety disorders. He maintains a practice in Falls Church, Va.

Dr. James McClelland Gr’75 is chair of psychology and the founding director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation at Stanford University. He has been awarded the 2010 David E. Rumelhart Prize for significant contributions to the theoretical foundation of human cognition.

Robert E. Wisniewski W’75 has been elected senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of K-Tron International, Inc.

76Stewart J. Eisenberg C’76 is a founding senior partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. In June he was named president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Alan Luxenberg C’76, al@fpri.org, director of the Wachman Center at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, wrote a new book for middle- and high- school students, Radical Islam, part of a 10-volume series, “The World of Islam,” published by Mason Crest Publishers.

77  Howard Kelrick C’77, president of Finger Mate, Inc., a fine-jewelry manufacturer in Hallandale, Fla., has been inducted into the 24 Karat Club, a charitable organization of the jewelry industry. His wife, Kiki Frank Kelrick W’77, is development director for the University School, an independent school in Ft. Lauderdale. Their daughter, Allison, is a lawyer and policy analyst for the New York State Senate, and their son, Scott Kelrick C’08, is an investment banker at Citigroup.

Dr. Paul Price D’77 created and runs “an investment-themed website that is available at no charge to Penn students, faculty, and alumni. Please go to www.BeatingBuffett.com to check out this outstanding equity and equity option-related site.”

Kate Lydon Varley GEd’77 Gr’82 in September launched the inaugural issue of Creek Road Gang, an online magazine of autobiographical writing, which also carries items on history features. She welcomes submissions at www.creekroadgang.com.

78 Roy S. Diamond L’78 GCP’79 is a real-estate development adviser who specializes in affordable housing, who also provides property management for such housing in Pennsylvania. He was appointed recently to the board of the Inglis Foundation, which provides services to people with physical disabilities.

Dr. Christina Bergh Jackson Nu’78 GNu’83 is a holistic nurse practitioner and professor of nursing at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., where she received its 2009 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in May. She notes she is thankful to Penn faculty for preparing her for a rewarding clinical and academic nursing career. Her son Tyler is 16 years old and thriving.

Dr. Shauna Roberts C’78, a long-time freelance medical writer, announces the publication of her first novel: Like Mayflies in a Stream (Hadley Rille Books) is “archaeologically accurate historical fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia during the time of Gilgamesh.” She writes that she spent six weeks last summer at the 2009 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop.

79  Rena B. Denham G’79 was recently appointed associate dean of instruction at Rogue Community College in southern Oregon.

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80  Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz G’80 Gr’83 is co-editor of Socially Constructing Communication (Hampton). Earlier this year she was a fellow at the Collegium de Lyon in France, and researched the “social construction of interdisciplinarity” (She credits Penn with first teaching her the significance of interdisciplinarity). She recently helped organize the National Communication Association’s summer conference on intercultural dialogue in Istanbul.

Sari Ann Strasburg W’80 heads the law firm of Strasburg Law P.L.L.C. in Bedford, N.H. She was selected for the ABA’s 2009 DirectWomen Board Institute, which promotes women lawyers to serve on the boards of public companies.

81  Dr. Ronald Caronia EE’81, a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, participates in Mission Cataract USA, which provides free cataract surgery to Long Island residents who are unable to pay. He is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

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Kenneth Rose C’82 see Jayne S. Ressler C’89 W’89 L’94.

83  Sherri Ziff Lester C’83 is an entertainment-industry and sports life coach. She was included in the “power list” in this month’s issue of Elle magazine, the “Women in Hollywood” issue. A motivational speaker, she is “passionate about coaching people in all fields and inspiring them to get excited about their lives and to make an impact.” Married, and mother of Rachel (14) and Benj (12), she lives in her hometown of Los Angeles. “I’d love to hear from my old friends and other alumni at Sherri@RockYourLifeCoaching.com.”

84 Robert Nussbaum C’84, RBN@saiber.com, who is counsel to the Saiber LLC law firm in Newark, N.J., in August spoke at a conference and was interviewed on the Internet radio show Is this Normal? about “Legal Issues Affecting the Adult Entertainment Industry.”

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85  David Jacoby W’85 G’89 WG’89 is president of Boston Strategies International, a firm that provides global strategy consulting and cost-price intelligence. He wrote Guide to Supply Chain Management, which was published by Bloomberg Press in September.
 
86  Eileen Brennan Bayers W’86 and Chip Bayers C’86 have quit their jobs, sold their house, and took the year off to travel the world; read about their journeys at tripped.bayers.com.

Ray Foote C’86 G’86 is vice president of development at the National Parks Conservation Association in Washington, an advocacy organization founded in 1919 (www.npca.org). “It’s a kick raising money to protect America’s national parks, our outdoor cathedrals. And our family vacations to parks the past few years have been the greatest. Our four children now span ‘diplomas to diapers,’ anchored by a college freshman on one end and a 23-month-old on the other.”

David J. Steerman C’86 is a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP. In July he spoke on equitable distribution, appellate, and ethics in family-law cases at a program of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
 
87  Lisa S. Greene W’87 and Jonathan Polish welcomed David and Talia into the world in July 2007, and “two years later, have begun to come up for air. David and Talia joined big sister Noa (five), who proudly sings ‘The Red and Blue’ and is working on the hand motions.” Lisa has served North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Ill., as rabbi for 10 years.

Dr. Alexis Lieberman C’87 announces the opening of her new practice, Fairmount Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, in Philadelphia. She is “accepting new patients, aged 0 to 21 years old,” and brings “a wealth of experience in the behavioral aspects of pediatrics, including treating ADHD, obesity, and adolescent issues.”

88  Michele Kramer C’88 emails, “My husband, Patrick, and I welcomed the birth of our daughter, Eleanor Jane Dawson, on May 18. We married on Aug. 5 in Bayside, Wisc., and live in Glenview, Ill., near Chicago. At age 43 we are beginning the sleep-deprived adventure of parenthood. I would love to hear from old or new Penn friends atmichele_kramer@yahoo.com.”
 
89  Laura Mack C’89 writes, “I just attended my first Reunion and had the best time! After leaving Penn, I was overseas for several years doing business in Russia in the 90s, and then moved to warmer climates and lived in the Bay Area for several years. I returned to the Philadelphia area in 2006. It’s great to be back in the area, near family again. I live outside of Philly in the backside of an 18th century barn and have learned to appreciate gardening as I grow dozens of herbs and tomatoes. I get to spend time with my sister, Danielle Mack EAS’89 W’89, and her three adorable kids, my mom and stepdad, and my 15-year-old, three-legged Russian cat, Shurik. It was great to see the record turnout at the 20th Reunion. I enjoyed reconnecting with so many people and I would encourage classmates to join our Facebook group. It’s a great way to get news and information for future class-related events prior to our next reunion; there are photos, stories, and soon a class video. This fall, I would like to invite anyone in the area to visit my first East Coast documentary-photo exhibit at the Burrison Art Gallery at the Inn at Penn (till Dec. 10). I’d love to re-connect with old friends, so please email me at laura@lkmcreativesolutions.com or look me up on campus when you are in town.”

Howard S. Krooks L’89, a partner of Elder Law Associates PA in Boca Raton, Fla., has been included in Florida Super Lawyers (2009).

Jayne S. Ressler C’89 W’89 L’94 and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Rose C’82, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their second son, Benjamin Richard Ressler Rose, on June 6; he joined big brother Nate (four). Jayne is an associate professor of legal writing at Brooklyn Law School, and Ken is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Manhattan. They would love to hear from old Penn friends at jayneressler@aol.com .

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90  Adam Kraidin C’90 in July joined the data privacy and usage team at MasterCard Worldwide.

Tom Silk C’90 WG’00 is a vice president of marketing at Pepsico in Purchase, N.Y. He, his wife, Lara Abbott Silk C’89, and their two children have settled in Ridgefield, Conn.

Sharon Margulies Stoch C’90 and S. Aubrey Stoch announce the birth of their third child Noah Ethan in May; he joined big brother Aaron (seven) and sister Hannah (five). They live in Somerset, N.J.: Sharon works part time as an internist at Paramount Medical in Warren.

91  Chris Gomez C’91 W’91 and Kristina Gomez are pleased to announce the birth of their fifth child, Miguel Lukas Gomez, on June 17. They live in San Diego, where Chris works for Hewlett-Packard as a vice president of finance, supporting the North and South American regional-sales team for its imaging and printing group, and Kristina is enjoying being a full-time mom to Maria (13), Alexander (11), Christian (seven), Gabriela (five), and now Miguel. Chris has “been with HP for almost 12 years in total, first joining Compaq in 1997, and then formally with the merger in 2002.”

Galit Kierkut C’91 L’95 was recently named chief financial officer of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She is a litigation partner of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP in Woodbridge.

Larry Smith ASC’91 and Rachel Fershleiser C’02 co-edited I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial). He is founding editor of Smith magazine, co-founded by Tim Barkow C’91 (now a senior editor) and Jeff Newelt C’93 (comics editor). The magazine recently produced a book, based on its webcomic, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon). (See “Arts,” Gazette, May|June 2008).

92  Randall J. Forester C’92 in May received a doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pastor of St. Paul’s Community Church in Chicora, Pa., he plans to continue with his mission work in Argentina.

Robert M. Forni Jr. C’92, a member of the insurance and ERISA practice groups of the law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Redwood, Calif., in July was promoted to partner.

John Gamba Jr. C’92, chair and CEO of MLSonline, Inc., is excited to announce the re-launch of their flagship website www.mlsonline.com, which provides online services to prospective home buyers. He is also “an aspiring triathlete, who recently completed Ironman Louisville with a time of 11:42.”

Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster Nu’92 writes, “As a member of the U.S. National Team, I competed in the 2009 Outdoor Masters Track and Field World Championships, in Finland. I placed third in the Women’s Triple Jump, earning a bronze medal for the team, and ranking third in the world at the championships. Also, a small article I wrote, ‘Living Life with Passion,’ which chronicles my journey as a nurse, athlete, wife, mother, and entrepreneur, was published in the August issue of Network News of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. I can be reached at GWLegalRNConsult@aol.com or on Facebook.”

James K. Lee C’92 wrote in early August that he had completed a clinical pastoral-education unit at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles. “This intense and transformative experience was required as [I] work toward ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. Still [have] a way to go: three more years of seminary coursework at the Claremont School of Theology.” Meanwhile, Jim and his family [have moved] to Irvine, where his wife, Julie, will lecture and where he will serve as an associate professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine, after five years at UCSB. “Oh, [our] four-year old daughter, Sona, is stressed that she will spend her final year of preschool in a newer school than the one she’s known since she was four months old.”

Dr. Helen H. Lu EAS’92 GEng’97 Gr’98, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Her research focuses on the interfaces between different types of connective tissues and how to re-establish these after injury.

Hooman Noorchashm C’92 Gr’01 M’02,Hooman.Noorchashm@uphs.upenn.edu, and Amy Josephine Reed Gr’02 M’05,Amy.Reed@uphs.upenn.edu, are proud to announce the birth of their son Luke David Noorchashm at HUP on Sept. 6.

Addison Snell C’92 is now CEO and owner of InterSect360 Research, a market-intelligence and consulting firm for the high-performance computing industry. Previously he was general manager of the Tabor Research division of Tabor Communications: in July he bought out the division and changed its name. He is thrilled to be working out of his home in Sunnyvale, Calif., where he lives with his wife, Amy Pezzillo Snell C’93, and two sons.

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock C’92 is pleased to announce that he has received early promotion to full professor of English at Central Michigan University. His first two volumes of the collected fiction of H. P. Lovecraft were recently published by Barnes & Noble.

93  Rebecca Bergman Maher Nu’93 and Chris Maher welcomed Isabelle Ann Maher on March 13. She joined big brothers Braden (seven) and Bryce (four), and big sister Brooke (two). They live in Moraga, just outside San Francisco.

Kathleen Paralusz C’93 and her husband, Brad Jacobson, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Marie Jacobson, on Aug. 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is the first child for both and they “couldn’t be happier. Isabella weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 20 inches in length. She can’t wait to grow bigger so she can hit the beach with Mom and Dad.”
 
94  Dr. Sheetal Chhaya C’94 and her husband, Dr. Sandeep Patel, are thrilled to welcome the newest addition to their family. “Niyam Sandeep Patel was born on May 1, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and joins his proud three-year-old big sister in making us the proudest parents in the world!”

Elisa Katz Marks C’94 and her husband, Will Marks, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, James Abraham, on April 15 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Kirk A. Reinbold Gr’94 writes, “I recently took an administration position at the University of Notre Dame as managing director of the new advanced diagnostics and therapeutics initiative, which designs micro-sensing devices for personalized healthcare and environmental monitoring.”

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95  Dr. Simone A Betchen C’95 and her husband, Steven Marks, are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Rose Bess, on July 18. “She was welcomed home to her house in Brooklyn by big sister Pearl (three) who is enjoying her status as big sister.”

Gary Kaplan EAS’95 and his wife, Sheila, are thrilled to welcome their second child, Duncan Kelly Kaplan on July 22; he joined his big brother, Brandon. They relocated to Hermosa Beach, Calif., last year.

Jay Matsueda W’95 released his debut singer-songwriter CD, Eat Your Sad, after two years in the making. He was pleased to include cameos from notable musicians of other groups. He writes there have been “favorable reviews in both rock and jazz publications for the cross-genre style and emotive vocals. More info at www.eatyoursad.com and iTunes.”

96  S. Tina Biswas EAS’96 and Ruhul Quddus WG’01 are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Sara, on July 2; she weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 inches in length. Big sister Sangeeta (4  ), is excited beyond words. Tina is currently on maternity leave from Fry, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, while Ruhul is working on his own business, QI. Friends can check out Sara’s website at www.babysites.com/sites/babyquddus.

Marc Magliacano W’96 see Maria Magliacano Nu’98.

Patrick O’Leary C’96 married Lauren Sullivan on July 10 in Philadelphia. Many alumni attended the celebration, including groomsmen Tony Fusco W’96 and Morgan Avitabile EAS’96, and Joe O’Leary EAS’73, Jay Atkinson C’96, Josh Lam C’00, Suzanne Smith C’02, Justin Nomi W’03, and Mary Kate Miller C’09. Patrick and Lauren live in Philadelphia.
 
97  Nicole Cinnamon Bohorad C’97 has “launched Parentville.com, a give-and-get recommendation site that allows parents to quickly find and share the best (and worst) about products, services, activities, physicians, and caregivers. Reach me with your thoughts at nicole@parentville.com, my blog, www.Townhall.parentville.com, or Twitter.com/ParentvilleMom.”

Amy Scharf Fond C’97 and her husband, Jason, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Shea, on July 8 in New Jersey.

Ari Gendason W’97 WG’05 and Helaine Cooper Gendason W’97 are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Cooper Leyton Gendason, on May 18. He joined big brother Bailey and big sister Skyler. The family lives in Stamford, Conn., and would be happy to hear from old Penn friends at helainecooper@hotmail.com.

Tiffany Zientz Heckler C’97 and her husband, Alex Heckler, lovingly announce the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle Morgan Heckler, on May 5 in Miami. “Class of 2031, here she comes!”

Sarah Weiss Ma’udi C’97 and her husband, Yaniv Ma’udi, are thrilled to announce the birth of Aviad, on April 26; she is the proud brother of Lielle Hallel (three). They live in Rehovot, Israel. Sarah is a legal adviser for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and Yaniv works as an architect at a major Israeli firm.

Monica Mehta W’97 and Demetrios Tsipras W’97 are pleased to announce the birth of Talia Noor Tsipras on Aug. 8, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. They live in New York, where Monica is a managing principal at Seventh Capital and a small business columnist for BusinessWeek and Demetrios is a banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. They would love to hear from old classmates at mm@seventhcapital.com.

Edward Justin Modestino GGS’99 GGS’01 will graduate next month with a PhD in complex systems and brain sciences and a graduate certificate in neuroscience from Florida Atlantic University. In January he will begin a post-doctoral research fellowship in perceptual studies at the University of Virginia.

Melissa Savage C’97 married Jonathan Shiffman on Aug. 2 at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Many Penn friends joined them on this special day, including Sarah Firestone Milken C’97, Jeremy Milken W’97, Scott Moses C’97, Shari Finkelstein Safra C’97, Elana Bornstein Segal C’97, Stacy Bookman C’98, Aliki Caloyeras Gr’11, Laura Jackson Oliveira GAr’03 and Darrell Oliveira L’02 WG’06, and G. Ross Segal D’98. Melissa is counsel at Robinson and Cole and Jonathan is also an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

98  Lindsay Lion Jauss C’98 GEd’99 and Frederick G. Jauss IV C’99 G’99 are proud to introduce their son Frederick G. Jauss V, C’2031, who was born on Jan. 29. “Weighing 5 lbs. 12 oz. at birth, he has skyrocketed in height and [in early September] walked at seven months, and is excited to run in the Penn Relays in 2010. He was welcomed into the Penn family by aunt Marilyn Assicurato Lion C’01, uncle Mark Lion C’02, and grandpa Bob Lion C’69.”

Mike Laskin EAS’98 married Rachel Lomasky at her alma mater, Wellesley College, on June 28. Several Penn friends joined them on their special day, including David C. Evans III EAS’99 and his wife, Rebecka M. Evans C’96 Nu’96, Christopher Geyer EAS’99 Gr’02 and his wife, Judy Geyer EAS’02, Lindsay Napor EAS’98 WG’05, and Colin McLean EAS’98. After an exciting honeymoon in the Greek Islands, Mike and Rachel returned to Boston, where he is a director with newScale and she is a doctoral student at Tufts. They would love to get in-touch with old Penn friends at penn-friends@mikelaskin.com.

Maria Magliacano Nu’98 and Marc Magliacano W’96 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Rose, on April 2 in Connecticut; she joins big sister Lily (three).

Adam Schwartz C’98 and Sami Schwartz C’00 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Michelle Giordanna, on July 15. After finishing their residencies in Chicago, they spent a year in Los Angeles, where he completed a fellowship at UCLA. They are excited to finally be back home in Arizona, where he will join the orthopedic-surgery department at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and Sami will join North Scottsdale Pediatrics.

99  Rebecca Heller Block C’99 writes, “It is with great joy, gratitude and awe that we announce the arrival of Naomi Jocelyn Block on July 15. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz., and was 19 inches long. She is proudly welcomed by her family in Houston, parents Rebecca and Kevin, big brother, Joshua, grandparents Janis and Stephen Block, and her other grandparents in San Diego, Pamela and Nelson Heller W’69.

Frederick G. Jauss IV C’99 G’99 see Lindsay Lion Jauss C’98 GEd’99.

Nicole Kaplan C’99 and her husband, Nicholas Forand C’01, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Miriam Lee Forand, on March 27. she weighed in at a petite 4 lbs. 15.5 oz., and was 18.5 inches. “Exactly two months after her birth, the whole family picked up and moved back to New York and now live in Yonkers. Dad is interning at Weill Cornell Medical Center and will soon receive his PhD in clinical psychology. Mom is working at Chase Home Finance in their litigation department. Everyone has settled in nicely and can’t wait to come back to Penn for Homecoming!”

Kimberly A. Klimczuk C’99, managing partner of Royal & Klimczuk, LLC (www.rkesq.com), in Northampton, Mass., specializes in employment and labor relations, business litigation, and non-profit law.

Jennie Pries W’99 married Adam Friend WG’05 on Aug. 22 at the Inn at Penn; the rehearsal dinner took place the evening before in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. They had been introduced by a mutual friend, Joseph Pollack W’98 WG’05. The wedding party included Nancy Segall Marder CW’44, Michael Pries W’69, Ellen Marder Pries CW’71, Daniel Pries C’96 W’96, Joseph Pollack, Daniel Ury WG’05, Daniel Fine WG’05, Elisia Abrams C’99, Bess Collier C’99, and Jenna Myers W’99. Also attending were Carol Moog Gr’81, William Marder ME’70, Jason Donnell WG’05, Sara Kleinberg C’96 WG’03, Ayelet Wolf C’04, Stephanie Hochberg Girshovich C’94 L’97, Melinda Hochberg GEd’70, Robert Hochberg M’70, Lissy Davis CW’70, Joel Davis W’67, Norman Braslow C’69, Kathy Gilman Levin SAMP’70, Michael Frankel C’69, William Lipton W’69, Ann Miller CW’71, Thomas Prince W’69, Sandi Sosinski CW’71, Bruce Silver C’72, Alan Markovitz C’69, Peter Wolk W’70, Janet Wolk CW’71, Jillian Abrahams Cueff C’00, Jill Kaufman Brown C’99, Sarah Gleit Wiener C’99, Marion Goldstein C’99, Monica Mehta W’97, Demetrious Tsipras W’97, Robyn Silk Pecarsky C’99, Jason Post C’01, Jacob Glaser C’96, Elizabeth Franklin Glaser C’99, Whitney Namm Pollack C’98, Mark Grabowski WG’05, Philip Barow WG’05, Ted Bernardo WG’05, and Sara Kleinberg C’96 WG’03. Jennie and Adam live in Manhattan.

Samuel Bradford Tabas C’99, bradtabas@hotmail.com, received his doctorate in comparative literature from New York University. He lives in Paris with wife, Clementine, and in September began teaching at the American University of Paris.

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CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 14-16, 2010

00  Jessica Feldman C’00 and Daniel Simon W’00 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Cole Leonard Simon, on July 27. His very proud aunts and uncles include Allison Feldman Egan C’03 and Roger Egan C’02.

Rachael Iannucci Kanapka C’00 and Bob Kanapka C’00 are thrilled to announce the birth of their third daughter, Ellie Christine Kanapka, on July 17, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. She joined twin big sisters Anna and Kate (two), “almost certainly guaranteeing that Bob will always be outnumbered by women in the house.”

Vincent Montemaggiore EAS’00 married Alexis Maffei C’00 on June 13 in Greenwich, Conn. They met freshman year at Penn and were re-united through mutual friends in New York in March 2007. Many Penn friends joined them on this special day, including maid of honor Roxana Maffei Nu’03 GNU’05 and bridesmaid Chelsea Parker W’00. The groomsmen included James Masserio W’00, Jared Tuller C’00, Martin Park W’00, and Pete Janney C’00. Other friends at the wedding included Brad Johnston C’00, Mike Kehoe C’00, Kyle Messman W’99, Sean Dowling EAS’98, Mark Kleinecht C’99, Lou Antonetti C’00, William Reidy W’00, Courtney Martin Reidy C’00, Joseph Merrill W’00, Donald Trump Jr. W’00, Brett Bodner C’99, Jason Eddlestone W’99, William Sofield C’01, John Kernan C’01, Brooke Agulnick Wise W’00, Dan Burciago C’01, Anup Palkar W’00, Kristin Pauley Masserio W’00, and Edward Bretshger W’00. Vincent and Alexis spent their honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and the French Riviera; they currently live in Boston.

Amy Koenigsberg Remick C’00 and Dr. Josh Remick C’00, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in September, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Brady Maxwell, on April 20 in New York. They recently moved to Atlanta, where Josh has begun a cardiology fellowship at Emory University. Prior to moving, Amy obtained her MBA in healthcare management from Baruch College and Josh completed his residency and chief residency at New York University School of Medicine.

Lisa S. Romito EAS’00 married Michael Pozsgay on July 25 at the Billingsley House Museum outside Washington. Many friends joined them to celebrate, including Brian Weinstein W’00, Jamie Palan Weinstein C’99, Jessica LeMay Willey EAS’00, Rob Ledger EAS’00, Elissa Mecklenburger Imran W’00, as well as bridesmaid Samantha Sacks Desai Nu’01 and matron of honor Melody Nescot Stuckey Nu’00. Lisa and Mike live in Silver Spring, Md., where she is a senior field clinical engineer for Medtronic and he is a senior analyst for the FAA.

Sami Schwartz C’00 see Adam Schwartz C’98.

Anh Thu Shah W’00 gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Pavan Shah, on July 27. He is the first child for her and her husband, Pradyut Shah EAS’00 W’00, who are “happily settled in San Francisco, and look forward to camping trips in the California wilderness with [our] son in a few years.”

Dr. Warren A. Zuckerman C’00 and his wife, Liliane, announce the birth of their first son, David Joseph, in the early morning on Aug. 17, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. Warren is completing a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian in New York and Liliane works in radiology at New York Hospital-Cornell; they recently moved to White Plains.
 
01  Chien Chow C’01 and Rowena Chan Chow C’01 GEd’05 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Connor Edward, on Aug. 22 in Newton, Mass.; he weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz., and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Elizabeth Tabas Carson C’01, erti979@hotmail.com, gave birth to Justin Oliver Carson on Aug. 25. She and her husband, Todd, live in London.

Ivan E. Espinoza-Madrigal C’01, a Public Interest fellow with the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, in October joined the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a Latino civil-rights legal organization in San Antonio, Tex.

Nicholas Forand C’01 see Nicole Kaplan C’99.

Cindy Gittelsohn Gal C’01 and her husband, Jonathan, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Rose, on Aug. 15. “Weighing 5lbs. 1oz., she arrived a month early and already adores her favorite aunt Michelle Gittelsohn Nadel C’95.”

Cassandra J. Georges C’01 L’05, CassandraGeorges@gmail.com , is principal of Above & Beyond Dispute Resolution. She was recently named dispute-resolution chair of the ABA’s young-lawyers division.

Heather Higgins C’01 was recently admitted to the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also received a master’s in modern Eastern European history from Columbia in 2008.

Aaron Karo W’01 in September published his third book. “A comedic tribute to being single when all your friends are married, it’s entitled I’m Having More Fun Than You (HarperCollins). More information is available at ImHavingMoreFunThanYou.com and [my] humor site Ruminations.com.”

Ruhul Quddus WG’01 see S. Tina Biswas EAS’96.

Alison Sokolove C’01 married Gregg Hilzer on Aug. 8 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. Many Penn friends joined them on their special day, including wedding party attendants, Lila Sharifian W’01, Stacy Taffet Baum C’01, Jennie Salwen Rosenzweig C’01 and Jill Wygoda Bohrer C’01. Other Penn friends attending included Scott Taffet C’01, Brian Rosenzweig C’01, Jonathan Schmerin C’00, Nora Ginsberg Kalter C’01, Steven Kalter W’00, Joshua Cohen W’01, Joshua Lerner C’99, David Lerner W’02 and Tracy Bloom Lerner C’03. After a relaxing honeymoon in the Greek Isles, Alison and Gregg returned to their home in Manhattan, where she is a fashion editor and retail consultant for the Tobe Report and he works as a litigation associate for Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis in Roseland, N.J.

Matt Thornton C’01 G’03 was recently appointed communications director for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island).
 
02  Harris Brody C’02 WG’10 married Johanna Berman on Aug. 15 at the Fairmont San Francisco. He is the son of
Donald Brody C’71 and Toby Mickelson. The wedding party included Benjamin Cohn W’02, Matthew Rich EAS’02 WG’09, and William Welty C’02 L’03. The wedding guests included Daryl Drabinsky WG’10, Michael Friedman C’99, Dr. Adam Friedman C’02, Zachary P. Lodmer C’02, Jeffrey Nelson WG’10, Keval Patel W’01, Dr. Ryan Rakowski C’02, Rebecca Silberman C’03, John Thomas Stephens WG’10, and David Whitten C’02. They live in Philadelphia, where she teaches at Germantown Friends School and he is completing his MBA at Wharton.

Nicole Scipione Didizian C’02 and Haig Didizian EAS’02 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Mae Didizian, on June 27 in Paoli, Pa.; she weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. Nicole works as a labor and delivery nurse at Paoli Hospital and Haig is vice president of technology for WineAccess.com.

Roger Egan C’02 see Allison Feldman C’03.

Rachel Fershleiser C’02 see Larry Smith ASC’91.

Rachel Harkavy C’02 married Scott Wilson W’02 WG’03 on April 4 at the King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta. They met in the Quad in 1998. The wedding party included Amie Florman Davis C’02, W. Dyer Halpern C’02, and Miriam Pogach C’02. Also attending were Rachel’s father, Robert Harkavy W’62, Stephen Berk C’62, Wayne Davis EAS’02, Haig Didizian EAS’02 and Nicole Scipione Didizian C’02, Gary Jackson W’72, Tamara MacKay Kimler C’02, Richard Paul D’90, Robert Paul C’58, Neal Rosenberg W’02 WG’03 and Yona Wiszniak Rosenberg C’02. The wedding reception included rousing versions of both “The Red and Blue” and “Drink a Highball” (including throwing of toast during the toasts!). Rachel and Scott spent their honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They live in Dallas, Tex., where she is an associate at Jones Day and he is principal, internal strategy, at Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Amy Josephine Reed Gr’02 M’05 see Hooman Noorchashm C’92 Gr’01 M’02.

Colin T. Smith C’02 has joined the Sacramento office of Drobny Law Offices, Inc., as an associate specializing in estate-planning administration.
03  Maria Bashian W’03 married Dr. Casey Halpern C’03 M’07 on Sept. 12 at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Villanova, Pa.; a reception followed at the Union League in Philadelphia. “Members of the wedding party included Jordan Glick W’03, Dr. Earl Lee C’03, Andrew Moth W’03, Peter Ou C’03 W’03, Sohil Patel M’07, Jeb Winton C’03, Morgan McOwen W’04, Rachel Ackley C’03, Alexandra Kwiat C’03, and Emily Halpern C’12. Many alumni friends helped celebrate including Blake Zakarin C’03, Johanna Fleishman Simon C’03, Harini Chundu C’05, Jessica Gordon C’01, Alison Love C’00, Abby Schneiderman C’02, Lindsay Lear-Nickum C’02 and Ian Lear-Nickum C’01, Daniel Leberman C’01, Whitney Horton C’03, Jessica Deckinger C’00, Gregory Kwiat W’99 WG’00, Jessica Schneiderman C’05, Louis (Tripp) Hornick III C’02, Evan Diamond C’04, Bradley Henis C’04 EAS’04, Dr. Alexander Sankin C’04, Kathyrn Whitfield C’02 and Adam Fotiades C’02, Danielle Razewski W’03 and Michael Razewski W’03, Dr. Anthony Prousi C’03 M’10, Joseph Winfield Lippincott W’03, Dr. Isaac Chen M’07, Dr. Bao Tran M’07, Amy Geldzahler Chinitz SW’05 SW’06 and Dr. Jason Chinitz C’03 M’07, Dr. Brian Edlow M’07, Michele Sacks Fenkel C’00 and Dr. Jonathan Fenkel C’00, Charlotte H. Whitmore GEd’08 L’08 and Dr. Robert Whitmore M’06, Dr. Seth N. Glick C’71 GM’79, Crawford Hill C’74, and Alyson Meranze WG’00. Maria and Casey live in Center City: she is a director of marketing at American Express and he is a neurosurgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (where else?).”

Allison Feldman C’03 married Roger Egan C’02 on Feb. 7 at the Central Park Boathouse in New York, and then enjoyed a honeymoon in Argentina. Lots of Penn friends and family were there to celebrate; bridesmaids and groomsmen included her sister Jessica Feldman C’00 (who sent in this note), Diana Miller C’03, Rachel Foltz C’03, Jennifer Broussard Schurman C’03, Sarah Thompson C’03, Joe Roberta C’02, Jesse Paulson C’02, Mike Iannacone W’02, Gabe Pizzi W’02, and Daniel Simon W’00. Other guests celebrating included Scott Marimow W’02, Jesse Fuchs-Simon C’02, Raffaele Turco C’02, Sony Sarker C’02, Kenny Dixon C’02, John Salvucci C’02, Ella Masson Iannacone C’02, Jennifer Portland C’03, Pete Scott W’02, Brooke Jaffe Scott C’01, Belen Del Amo C’02, Brian Tracy C’02, Pat Wolfington C’02, Danielle Antalffy EAS’02, Jed Nussdorf W’02, Chris Schurman C’03, Kelly Franck C’03, Lauren Sable C’03, Julie Thaler C’03, Jim Christian WG’08, Larry Benaroya W’69, Walter Tomenson WG’70, and Ed Pizicki WG’70.

04 Ben Golden W’04 see Molly Cahill C’07.

Alexander M. Gormley C’04 graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, ranked fifth in the class of 242. Previously, he had worked at M&T Bank in Washington for two years.

Tristan James Mabry G’04 Gr’07 writes, “I have moved from the Department of Government at Georgetown University to a new joint position at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.: executive director, joint foreign area officer skills-sustainment pilot program, and research assistant professor of national security affairs, School of International Graduate Studies. The [first] mouthful is a new effort by the Pentagon to provide advanced education in cultures and languages to the military equivalent of the State Department’s Foreign Service, viz., Foreign Area Officers. This includes all four services. I now live in Carmel, Calif., with my wife, Holly, and two toddling daughters, Riley and Averil.”

Jim Palardy C’04 see Lindsey Palardy C’05.

Sandra Schlitt C’04 see Gregory Jones C’05.

CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 14-16, 2010

05  Lindsay J. Casmaer C’05 married Patrick M. Ercole C’05 on Aug. 1 at the Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis. They had lived on the same hall in Hill House and were close friends for a number of years before dating. The wedding party included Sigma Kappa sorority sisters Kathy Quinn EAS’04 (maid of honor) and Rea Harrison C’04, and Patrick’s sister Bridget Ercole Nu’13. His parents are Robert Ercole W’76 and Maureen Mahoney Ercole NTS’75. Also attending were Naoko Kudo W’05, Dr. Kathleen Samuels C’04, Serge Barron W’04, John Connors W’75, Wendy Keefer Connors NTS’75, and Beverly Trudell Hoffberg W’77. Lindsay and Patrick spent their honeymoon relaxing and exploring Maui, Hawaii. They live, work, and study in St. Louis (her hometown), where they recently purchased their first home. While working as program coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University, she is continuing pre-medical courses. He is a research analyst and consultant at the Center for Outcomes Research at St. Louis University, while pursuing a doctorate in public health.

Darlene Cavalier GGS’05, www.sciencecheerleader.com, Philadelphia, is working to reestablish the Office of Technology Assessment, a science-advisory body for the U.S. Congress that was closed in the mid-1990s.

Adam Friend WG’05 see Jennie Pries W’99.

Gregory Jones C’05 married Sandra Schlitt C’04 on Aug. 15 at the Concord Country Club in Pennsylvania. They had met during their sophomore and junior years, respectively. Joining in the celebration were Katherine McGill C’04, Marianne Rogers C’04, Halleh Rabizadeh C’04, Erik Curtis W’05, Lucas Hadden C’05, Patrick O’Donnell C’06, Brian Lambert C’05, Scott Potteiger W’05, Kevin DeSmedt W’05, Emily Cuneo C’08 L’11, and Samuel Mathews C’06. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, Greg and Sandy returned to their home in West Chester, Pa., where he is an associate at Turner Investment Partners and she is completing her third year of law school.

Rebekka Levy W’05 married Christopher Luise L’08 at the Lawrenceville School, where they first met. Her mother, Rabbi Lauren Levy, presided over the ceremony, and her father, Leonard Levy WG’75, walked her down the aisle. Amy Palesch C’05 and Mahua Baral GEd’06 were in the wedding party. Chris and Rebekka currently live in New York.

Lindsey Palardy C’05 married Jim Palardy C’04 on May 30 on Captiva Island, Fla.

06Kimberly Siegal C’06 married Jeremy Esterkin C’06 L’09 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, N.J., on Aug. 8. Members of the wedding party included her sister and maid of honor Brittany Siegal W’09, best man Scott Fishman C’06, Jeremy’s brother Eric Esterkin C’02, and Abigail Cohen C’06, Erica Gordon C’06, and Elan Gordon C’06. A fourth-generation Penn alumna, Kimberly was walked down the aisle by her parents, Dr. John Siegal C’77 M’82 and Bonnie Siegal C’78, who had met as undergraduates: she met Jeremy during their junior year and they got engaged in May 2008. They have recently moved to Los Angeles, where she is attending the MBA program at the USC Marshall School of Business and he will begin working with the environmental-litigation practice at the law firm Bingham McCutchen this coming winter.

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva C’06 writes, “I have been awarded a 2009-10 Fulbright-Hays fellowship, which will allow me to conduct a year of archival research in Puebla, Mexico. I will focus on the African population of 17th-century Puebla de los Angeles and its interaction with the diverse indigenous communities in the city and hinterland. Hopefully this data will enable me to complete my PhD in Latin American history at the University of California-Los Angeles.”

Ariane Wiszniak W’06 married Mark Dweck EAS’06 on Jan. 3 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. The wedding party included their siblings Yona Rosenberg C’03, Neal Rosenberg W’02 WG’03, Michael Dweck W’02, Paulette Kaffee C’99, and Josh Kaffee C’99; Mark’s father, Ron Dweck W’71; and friends Laura Freeman C’06, Jennifer Pavane C’06, and Jeff Rechler C’06. Attending the wedding were Mark’s cousins, Michael Dweck W’87 and Patti Dweck W’88, as did Carol Feder CW’73, Jack Feder C’71, Jerome Gabry C’71, Lauren Ankeles W’06, Jeremy Becker W’06, Aaron Chalal C’06, Dave Diesenhouse C’06, Ben Dodson C’06 EAS’06, Erica Ehrlich EAS’06, Steven Flisler EAS’06, Lara Gitlin C’06, Josh Gordon C’06, Anna Guarneri C’06, Eric Henry C’06, Eli Hoffman W’06, Danielle Katz C’07, Gena Katz C’06, Doron Kenter L’08, Sara Levine C’06, Trevor Lott EAS’06 W’06, Matt Mirett C’06, Allison Myers C’06, John Picasso EAS’06 W’06, Rob Rennert C’06, Zack Rosenblum C’06, Andrew Rosner C’05, Nancy Rosner C’04, Eric Shore EAS’06, Scott Squires C’06, Mike Vaupen W’06, and Alissa Weiss C’06. Ariane and Mark celebrated their honeymoon in the Greek Islands. They live in Boston where Ariane is a student at Harvard Business School and Mark is a consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

Morgan Taylor Zurn G’06 L’06 married John Roberts Zurn L’06 on May 9 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. “At the Quaker-style ceremony, Lawrence J. Fox C’65 L’68 and [our] professor of professional responsibility, assumed the role of the clerk of the meeting.” Celebrating alumni included Michael Areinoff L’06, Jennifer Hall L’06, Curtis Jewell L’06, Maura McKenna L’06, Kristel Miller L’06, Drew Norman L’06, and Abby Wright L’06. Morgan and John live in Philadelphia: he is senior development manager at the Philadelphia Housing Authority and she is an associate at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Del.

07 Molly Cahill C’07 married Ben Golden W’04 on June 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. The wedding party included best man Alex Campbell C’04, groomsmen Sean Taylor W’04 and Anthony Cambeiro W’01, and bridesmaids Liz Lambos W’07 WG’08, Sangita Vyas W’07, and Anna Levett C’07. Molly and Ben celebrated their honeymoon in Greece. They live in New York, where she is a candidate for a PhD in neuroscience at NYU and he is a vice president in the equity-derivatives department at Banc of America Securities.

Natasha Krol C’07 married Michael Mauskapf C’07 on Aug. 22 at A New Leaf in Chicago. They met while in the Penn Symphony Orchestra; the music director, Brad Smith, was at the wedding, and Ryan Namdar W’08 and Amy Buck W’07 attended. Natasha and Michael currently live in Ann Arbor, Mich., where they both attend the University of Michigan. She is working toward a master’s in architecture and urban planning and he towards a PhD in musicology.

08Alanna Kaufman C’08 and Alexander Small C’08 have written The Frugal Foodie Cookbook, which was published in September by Adams Media. It began as a blog at Penn, TwoFatAls.com, to teach their friends and others how to easily cook healthy and inexpensive gourmet dishes. It developed an extensive following and they were approached by a literary agent and asked to write a cookbook. “It has 200 delicious recipes which are easy to make, and won’t break any budget.” Currently she is at Columbia Law School and he at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Sara Lenrow C’08 married Scott Kahn C’08 on July 25 at the Inn at Penn. They met during their sophomore year. She is the daughter of Natalie Lenrow and Dr. David Lenrow C’81 GM’93 (Penn faculty), and he is the son of Roger Kahn W’77 and Pam Kahn C’77. Others attending the wedding included Barbara Segal Ed’55, Marci Segal Sweren W’84, Elizabeth Farley C’08, Daniel Mozes C’08, Julie Perilstein C’08, Andrew Haberman EAS’08, Nicholas Drake EAS’08, Katy Kreider C’07, and Mark Disston C’07. Sara and Scott spent their honeymoon in St. Lucia, and now live in Arlington, Va.

Christopher Luise L’08 see Rebekka Levy W’05.

Ellen Martino C’08 recently graduated from the National Civilian Community Corps of AmeriCorps.

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