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1930s

DR. RALPH LANDAU, ChE'37, Hon'93, New York City, owner of the aircraft-charter firm Listowel, Inc., who is also a fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and consulting professor in economics and chemical engineering at Stanford University, was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

IRVING ROTHSTEIN, C'38, D'41, Rockville, Md., writes that he is retiring after 55 years of dentistry practice.

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1940s

DR. LEONARD APT, C'42, Los Angeles, professor of opthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, received its university service award for his contributions to pediatric opthalmology and for his involvement in campus activities outside the medical school. Last year, he received a distinguished alumni award from Penn's School of Arts and Sciences.

I. HAROLD HAMMERMAN II, W'42, Palm Beach, Fla., a former trustee of the University and currently national chair of Penn's Red and Blue Fund, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Loyola College in Maryland, where he is an emeritus trustee and had promoted the establishment of its Sellinger School of Business.

BARBARA WISCHAN MOXON, CW'42, GEd'43, Columbia, S.C., recently received a public-service achievement award from the lobbying group Common Cause for her founding and leadership over the last seven years of the South Carolina Advocates for Women on Boards and Commissions.

ARTHUR W. DAVIDSON, W'43, Dublin, Ohio, returned earlier this year from serving with the International Executive Service Corps in Katowice, Poland, where he advised a mining machinery and equipment company on improving its operations.

DR. MARTIN H. ROSENBERG, C'44, Calabasas, Calif., retired in January after maintaining a dental practice in the San Fernando Valley for 50 years.

EDWARD W. MADEIRA JR., C'49, L'52, Wayne, Pa., a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, and recent chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, was appointed chair of the newly formed Commission on Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence.

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1950s

EDWARD J. ROACH, WEv'52, Drexel Hill, Pa., was recognized as trustee emeritus of Immaculata College. He also serves as vice chair of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

DR. JOSEPH S. SCHMUCKLER, Ed'52, GEd'54, GrEd'68, Havertown, Pa., professor of chemistry and science education at Temple University, led a conference in Beijing this summer for high-school chemistry teachers; this was his 17th summer spent in chemistry education in China.

HARRIS OMINSKY, W'53, L'56, Merion, Pa., a partner specializing in real estate law for the Philadelphia firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, led a workshop on resolving loan problems at the ABA Real Estate Property Section annual meeting in San Diego earlier this year.

ROBERT K. PARMACEK, W'53, Highland Park, Ill., president of Grainwares, a division of the Carlisle Companies, was elected to the board of the National Housewares Manufacturing Association.

DR. MARGARET GRAY WOOD, GM'53, Philadelphia, emeritus professor and former chief of the division of dermatology at Penn's School of Medicine, received the alumni service award of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, from which she graduated in 1948.

JAMES P. FERRIS, Ch'54, Wynantskill, N.Y., professor of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was recognized for his research on the beginnings of life in chemical processes of the primordial Earth. He recently served as president of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life and editor of its journal Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere.

RICHARD H. NEWMARK, W'54, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a certified public accountant, wrote "Who Was Tutankhamen?" published in the fall issue of KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, concluding that this famous pharaoh was actually a son of the Hittite king Shuppiluluimas; scholars have speculated for decades about Tutankhamen's parentage.

RICHARD M. ROSENBLEETH, W'54, L'57, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rosme Comisky & McCauley, has been appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.

DR. JOSEPH BORDOGNA, EE'55, GrE '64, Wynnewood, Pa., has been promoted to deputy director of the National Science Foundation.

DR. WILMA BULKIN SIEGEL, CW'58, New York City, a physician-turned-artist, had an exhibition of paintings (depicting life at a senior day-care and nursing facility in Fort Lauderdale) at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Dr. Siegel was an oncologist and hospice physician.

DR. JOSEPH L. ABBOTT, GM'59, West Chester, Pa., an obstetrician-gynecologist, anounced his retirement after 40 years in practice. Since 1980, he has served as editor of Journal of Christian Healing.

PAUL I. ROSENBERG, W'59, West Orange, N.J., head of the estate and tax department at the Livingston law firm of Fox & Fox, was a panelist on a state bar association workshop on family partnerships. He also serves as vice chair of the ABA's Probate and Trusts Committee on lifetime transfers.

PETER STEFFIAN, Ar'59, Cambridge, Mass., head of the Boston firm SBA/Steffian Bradley Associates, was elected treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in July.

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1960s

DR. LOIS KUSHNER COHEN, CW'60, Bethesda, Md., a sociologist who serves as director of extramural research and assistant director for international health at the National Institute of Dental Health (part of the NIH), was named the first recipient of the Behavioral Science-Health Services Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research.

DR. EDGAR J. GUNTER JR., GCE'61, Gr'65, Charlottesville, Pa., professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

JOHN F. LEDWITH, C'60, L'63, Philadelphia, a shareholder with the law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, was appointed by the Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel to chair of the Economics of Trial Practice Section, at its annual meeting in London this August.

PENNY COOK RUBINCAM, W'60, Wyndmoor, Pa., has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Harcum College, in charge of fundraising, public relations, and alumnae relations.

H. ROBERT FIEBACH, W'61, L'64, Philadelphia, a senior partner and co-chair of commercial litigation in the law firm of Cozen & Connor, chaired a conference of the Pennsylvania Bar Association on "Justice for All," dedicated to finding ways to improve the civil, criminal, and juvenile justice systems.

DR. HOWARD S. PITKOW, C'62, G'63, Philadelphia, professor of physiology at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine who serves as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, spoke at a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.

SHELDON TOLL, C'62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a partner who specializes in business bankruptcies with the Detroit law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, has completed the second edition of Pennsylvania Crimes Codes Annotated; he wrote the first edition in 1972.

RICHARD W. BARTHOLOMEW, C'63, Ar'65, Philadelphia, a partner in the architectural firm of Wallace, Roberts & Todd, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

BYRON P. CONNELL, C'63, Albany, N.Y., received a lifetime achievement award from the International Costumers' Guild for his contributions to the guild and to amateur costuming.

DR. BARRY KAUFMAN, C'63, Wilmette, Ill., received two William Harvey Awards for excellence in writing for radio on high blood pressure and cholesterol. Recipient of two Emmy awards, Dr. Kaufman produces and hosts Health Minute, broadcast on major CBS radio stations. He is head of a media consulting company that provides workshops and training, and also serves as a visiting assistant professor of preventive medicine at Rush Medical College.

DR. ELLIOTT D. KIEFF, C'63, Brookline, Mass., the Harriett Ryan Albee Professor and chair of virology at Harvard University and director of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year in recognition of his pioneering research on the Epstein-Barr virus. And in May, he gave the Ricketts Award Lecture at the University of Chicago. He is married to DR. JACQUELINE SILVERMAN KIEFF, CW'65, and they have three children, David Alexander, F. SCOTT KIEFF, L'94, and ELIZABETH F. KIEFF, C'95.

RICHARD G. UNRUH JR., WG'63, Haverford, Pa., was promoted to president of Delaware Investment Advisers, the Philadelphia investment-management company. He also serves as chair of the finance committee of AAA Mid-Atlantic.

DR. ANDRIES VAN DAM, GEE'63, GrE'66, Barrington, R.I., the Watson University Professor of Technology and Education at Brown University, received an honorary Doctor of Science from Swarthmore College. A pioneer in the area of computer graphics and hypertext, Dr. vam Dam is credited with creating in the late 1960s the first commercial, hypertext system; to describe this new medium, he coined the term electronic book.

MICHAEL B. FEIN, C'64, Cherry Hill, N.J., a senor attorney with the Rohm and Haas Company, has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis as counsel; he specializes in intellectual-property law.

JOHN H. GROSS, W'64, New York City, has been named a partner in the law firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn, joining the litigation and dispute-resolution department. He had served as campaign chair for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in his 1993 election campaign.

MICHAEL G. HEIM, W'64, New York City, was elected a senior vice president in the New York office of Johnson & Higgins, the international insurance brokers. He is deputy manager of global brokerage services, specializing in East Asia.

CONSTANCE McNEELY HORNER, CW'64, Washington, D.C., a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a member of the US Commission on Human Rights, was elected to the board of Foster Wheeler Corp., the international design and engineering company.

DR. JERRY S. ROSENBLOOM, G'64, Gr'65, Broomall, Pa., the Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the University, was elected chair of the joint board of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America.

DR. JEREMY A. SABLOFF, C'64, Philadelphia, director of Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

RICHARD M. SHUSTERMAN, L'64, Berwyn, Pa., a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams, who specializes in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, spoke on the mediation of insurance-coverage disputes at the annual meeting of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel in London last summer.

ROBERT C. BODINE, JR., W'65, Philadelphia, chair and CEO of Radnor Capital Management, was appointed to the board of managers of Friends Hospital. He also serves on the board of the American Friends Service Committee.

BEVERLY RUTMAN BUDIN, CW'65, Wynnewood, Pa., an attorney who serves with the Ledgewood Law Firm in Philadelphia, conducted a seminar on preparing Pennsylvania inheritance-tax returns. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Villanova University.

I. MARK COHEN, C'65, Middletown, N.J., an attorney, was recognized as general practitioner of the year by the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves on Penn's Alumni Secondary School Committee Network.

ZIA A. KHAN, GCE'65, Philadelphia, director of engineering and construction for Philadelphia's Department of Public Property, was recognized as government engineer of the year by the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

DR. MILTON REIGELMAN, ASC'65, Danville, Ky., was named Cowan Professor of English at Centre College. This academic year, he is also resident professor at Centre's program in Strasbourg, France.

SARAKAY COHEN SMULLENS, SW'65, Philadelphia, received the Louise Waterman Wise Award from the American Jewish Congress for her efforts to aide those affected by domestic abuse, especially her serving as a founding co-chair of Sabbath for Domestic Peace, an ecumenical drive in Philadelphia to support clergy working with victims of domestic abuse. She is a consultant to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for sexual assault and domestic violence.

ANDREW E. WEIDENER, W'65, Alpharetta, Ga., has been appointed head of the consumer-products group of Paul Ray Berndtson, the international executive search and management consulting firm based in Atlanta.

FRANCIS X. GINDHART, L'66, Burke, Va., clerk of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (and the principal draftsman of the Federal Circuit Rules), will join the Washington office of Fish and Richardson as a principal in its appellate practice.

DR. ARNOLD J. LEVINE, Gr'66, Hon'96, Princeton, N.J., the Harry C. Weiss Professor in Life Sciences and chair of molecular biology at Princeton University, was elected a Term Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levine is internationally known for his co-discovery of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene (which prevents human cancers from developing by controlling cell growth); he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Virology and associate editor of the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology.

MARVIN M. WITOFSKY, L'67, Washington, Pa., is vice president of Burroughs and Witofsky, a newly established Pittsburgh firm that makes greeting cards for the African-American community; they plan to increase their range of merchandise to include posters, clothing, books, and recordings.

JEFFREY B. ALBERT, C'68, Dresher, Pa., has joined the Philadelphia law firm of McKissock & Hoffman as a shareholder; he specializes in professional-liability defense, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.

E. KENNETH FURST, W'68, WG'69, Short Hills, N.J., currently CFO and vice president of the Toledo and Peoria & Western Railway Corporation, was elected president of the Essex chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as president of Penn's Alumni Club of Metro New Jersey.

MEL M. IMMERGUT, C'68, New York City, was appointed chair of the Manhattan law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Previously, he was a partner in its corporate and banking department.

MANUEL V. PANGILINAN, WG'68, Hong Kong, is managing director of First Pacific Company, part of the Salim Group.

DR. JARED LEIGH COHON, CE'69, Woodbridge, Conn., professor of environmental-systems analysis and dean of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University, received the Joan Hodges Queneau Award for his engineering work in environmental conservation. Currently Dr. Cohon is working with Yale colleagues on the management of New York City's water supply. And he serves on the national Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

MILES A. JELLINEK, C'69, L'74, Merion, Pa., is a senior member of the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen & O'Connor who specializes in insurance-law litigation.

JACK R. KELBLE, GEE'69, Sudbury, Mass., has been appointed laboratory manager with Raytheon Electronic Systems; previously, he was director of data-acquisitions systems and manager of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System program.

KARLYN WARANCH MESSINGER, CW'69, GCP'78, Philadelphia, was appointed director of communications and public affairs for Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems, based in King of Prussia. She is also in the midst of writing her thesis for a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Penn.

KATHLEEN O'BRIEN, CW'69, L'76, Ardmore, Pa., a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads who specializes in business law, has been elected president of the Forum of Executive Women.

JIM POLLACK, ME'69, is curently controller of TRW's information systems and services group. He lives with his wife, Marilyn, in Redondo Beach, Calif.

NORMAN H. ROOS, W'69, Hartford, Conn., has been appointed a partner, based in Hartford, with the New York City law firm of Brown, Raysman & Millstein; he concentrates in bank regulatory and finance law.

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1970s

TIMOTHY J. CARSON, W'70, Rosemont, Pa., a senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Saul, Remick & Saul, has been elected a fellow of the American Counsel of Bond Counsel.

DR. PHILIP M. HANNO, C'70, GM'80, Philadelphia, professor and chair of urology at Temple University, is now president of the Philadelphia Urological Society.

RENEE HARRIS SACKEY, CW'70, Doylestown, Pa., an attorney who specializes in franchise law, has been promoted to vice president and general counsel of Re/Max of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

JANICE BELLACE, CW'71, L'74, Philadelphia, deputy dean of the Wharton School, has been named the Samuel A. Blank Professor in Legal Studies there.

IAN M. COMISKY, W'71, L'74, Philadelphia, a partner in the litigation department of Blank, Rome Comisky and McCauley, spoke at an ABA litigation-section meeting on "Keeping the Client (and Yourself) Out of Jail."

TIMOTHY L. KAUFFMAN, SAMP'71, Lancaster, Pa., a physical therapist in private practice, was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia, and he recently served on the editorial board of Geritopics.

MARGIT NOVACK, CW'71, GCP'75, Ardmore, Pa., is head of a newly established company, Moving Solutions, which helps older adults move from large houses to apartments and retirement communities.

WILLIAM A. SQUIRES, C'71, Longmeadows, Mass., was a torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. He also represented the University at the recent presidential inauguration at Fitchburg State College.

DR. PAUL C. GAMBARDELLA, V'72, Medfield, Mass., is featured in the book Animal Hospital, by Stephen Sawicki, which presents a year in the life of Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, where Dr. Gambardella is a surgeon and chief of staff.

W. PAUL McKINNEY, C'72, writes that his thesis on permaculture and sustainable urban development was accepted for a masters of science in sustainable systems at Slippery Rock University. He lives in Houston with his wife, Dr. Andrea Shelton, who teaches epidemiology at the University of Texas, and their three year old son, Matthew Ethan.

DR. DWARIKA P. (D.P.) AGARWAL, Gr'73, Attleboro, Maine, vice president of the technology division of the Leach and Garner Company, was honored at the International Precious Metals Conference for his research. Dr. Agarwal holds a number of patents.

JERRY CLOTHIER, WG'73, Philadelphia, senior vice president of finance and planning for the Philadelphia Phillies, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.

W. JEFFERSON GARSON, L'73, Lafayette Hill, Pa., has joined the health, education and nonprofit practice of the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. He also serves on the board of the Public interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

MICHAEL J. MORIARTY, WG'73, has joined the New York City office of the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis; his practice will concentrate on securities, finance and banking law.

PAUL E. YESTRUMSKAS, C'73, Southbury, Conn., senior operations counsel at Rhone-Poulenc, Inc., was named vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Playtex Products. He also serves on the executive committee of Connecticut Legal Services.

IRA M. BELSKY, C'74, Franklin Lakes, N.J., has joined Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc., as senior vice president and general counsel based in Parsippany.

DANIEL BERNSTEIN, C'74, Wellesley, Maine, has joined Sasaki Associates as senior designer with its architectural group.

RICHARD INTRATOR, W'74, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., is chair and CEO of the Josara Companies, Inc., investors and advisers for the media, communications, and entertainment industries.

HADLEY H. JENNER, GRP'74, Anchorage, and his wife, Janice, completed seven years as administrators for the Mennonite Central Committee of its relief and development programs in Kenya.

DR. DEBORAH BROSSEAN McGUIRE, Nu'74, Atlanta, the Edith Folsom Honeycutt Professor in Oncology Nursing at Emory University, received a resarch grant from the Oncology Nursing Foundation for work on objective pain assessment in hospices.

HARRY T. MONDOIL, C'74, Wynnewood, Pa., heads his own general-practice law firm in downtown Philadelphia.

DR. JULIA ANNA ROTH ORDONEZ, Gr'74, Bogota, is coordinator of English and a guidance counselor at Colegio Andino, a school sponsored by the German Government.

MICHAEL A. SILVER, C'75, Chicago, vice president in charge of editorial and development at Tribune Media Services, was recognized by the Tribune Company for implementing new technology, including Voice New Network, an audiotex provider and by creating ready-to-use Web pages for newspapers and broadcasters.

GARY W. FINGER, C'76, Bronxville, N.Y., has been appointed a director of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, the investment bankers; he will focus on leveraged acquisitions and management buyouts.

ELAINE MOYNIHAN LISLE, C'76, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and NANCY BEA MILLER, C'85, an art restorer in Philadelphia, had an exhibition earlier this year of their oil paintings in the Faculty Club gallery at the University.

JEFFREY I. PASEK, L'76, Ardmore, Pa., chief of the labor and employment-law group in the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen & Connor, spoke at a symposium on workers-compensation reform in Pennsylvania.

JOEL J. REINFELD, C'76, Fort Lee, N.J., an attorney, and his wife, Carol, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Blair, on July 23.

CYNTHIA A. BERMAN, C'76, Yardley, Pa., joined the consumer financial services group at the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, and will concentrate on consumer credit, retail banking, and electronic-funds-transfer matters.

JAMES W. SOROKA, W'76, Redondo Beach, Calif., an attorney specializing in government contracts and related business matters, has opened his own firm in Los Angeles.

PAMELA FENSTERMACHER UNGER, SAMP'76, Kutztown, Pa., is a director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care. She also is president of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

DR. FRED AUERON, M'77, Summit, N.J., director of the Invasive Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, has been appointed to the national board of the Society for Cardiac Angiopathy and Interventions as well as serving as society governor for New Jersey.

DR. RONALD C. BRODSKY, C'77, an associate professor of clinical anesthesiology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, practices pediatric anesthesiology at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va. He resides there with his wife, Wendy Jo, and children, Saul and Marlene. He looks forward to hearing from any long lost friends from Penn.

GILBERT F. CASELLAS, L'77, Chevy Chase, Md., chair of the US Equal Opportunity Commission, has been elected a Term Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.

EDWARD M. D'ALBA, GCE'77, Berwyn, Pa., is president of Urban Engineers, Inc., of Philadelphia, which designs and builds airports, bridges, highways, railroads, and ports.

DR. NANCE K. DICCIANI, Gr'77, WG'86, Berwyn, Pa., a vice president of the Rohm and Haas Company, has been named business-unit director of its monomers production. She also serves as chair of the advisory board of RohMax, a joint venture with the German firm, Roehm GmbH.

JAMES P. GOLDEN, C'77, L'80, Merion, Pa., a partner in the Philadelphia general-practice law firm of Hamburg & Golden, has been elected to the board of Penn's Law Alumni Society.

DR. MARTHA NORTON HILL, GNu'77, Baltimore, director of the Center for Nursing Research and associate professor of nursing at the Johns Hopkins University, is president-elect of the American Heart Association, the first nurse and non-physician to hold that position.

DR. EDWIN S. ROSENBERG, GD'77, D'81, Narberth, Pa., director of the Dental implant Center at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and clinical professor of periodontics at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, was elected president of the Academy of Osseointegration.

JANE ETTINGER ALLEN, CGS'78, G'88, Riverton, N.J., is assistant direcor of programs at the Independence Maritime Museum in Philadelphia; previously, she was chief curator there, re-locating the collection to the city's waterfront and installing extensive high-tech, interactive exhibitions.

HERBERT BOGART, W'78 , Fort Worth, inventory-control manager and import-export manager for Westmoor Manufacturing Company, for the last eight years, was named a vice president of the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant Organization. Recently he and his family started and operate a successful, climate-controlled, mini-storage facility. He is also head of Web Designs by BOGIE, an Internet Web-page design service.

LANCE J. NABER, W'78, Briarcliff, N.Y., has joined Enterprise Technology Corp. as vice president, working in its strategic-technology consulting practice.

CLAIRE CONNER OBADE, CGS'78, L'81, Woodbury, N.J., is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, where she concentrates on the representation of healthcare providers and medical professionals.

ARTHUR T. SILK, JR., W'78, Boston, has been elected vice president and treasurer of Waban, Inc., the warehouse merchandising firm based in Natick, that operates the BJ's Wholesale Club chain and HomeBase warehouses.

FRANK BALLMANN, JR., W'79, Bethesda, Md., was promoted to assistant vice president in charge of product development at Sallie Mae, the national provider of educational loans.

MATT GREENBERG, C'79, Philadelphia, is director of counseling and Jewish family-life education for the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County, based in Ventnor, N.J. Previously, he was a supervisor with Philadelphia's Department of Human Services.

RICHARD A. LEVAN, C'79, Philadelphia, a senior trial counsel with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has joined the law firm of Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers as a partner in its litigation department.

JEFFREY S. MARCUS, W'79, New York City, an attorney, has been named a partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he is a member of its corporate finance group.

DR. ROSALIE M. MIRENDA, GNu'79, Middletown, Pa., formerly vice president for academic affairs at Neumann College, serves now as its fifth president.

ALBERTO SALVATORE, GAr'79, Needham, Mass., has been named a senior associate at Payette Associates, a Boston-based architectural firm that specializes in the planning and design of university, hospital, and research facilities.

LEONARD A. VAIRO, W'79, Holden, Mass., joined the Boston office of Christian & Timbers, a national executive-recruiting firm, as vice president.

L. JOSEPH WOODS, JR., W'79, Whitefish Bay, Wis., is vice president and general manager of the Wisconsin operations for PrimeCo Personal Communcations, that provides PCS (personal communication services), a newer type of wireless telephone than cellular phones.

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1980s

KENNETH J. EIGER, W'80, Jericho, N.Y., has been elected assistant vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.; he will be responsible for the construction of insurance models and future modeling strategies.

STEPHEN KARP, W'80, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was promoted to vice president in charge of compensation and benefits for Ryder System, Inc.

STEPHEN K. LUDWIG, W'80, L'83, Philadelphia, an associate in the labor department of the law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, was selected to serve on the local board of the Anti-Defamation League.

DR. JAMES T. PRIMOSCH, G'80, Elkins Park, Pa., is associate professor of music at the University; two recent compositions were Sacra Conversazione, premiered with the New York Music Ensemble, and String Quartet No.2 (after Zuburan), first performed by the Cavani String Quartet.

DR. STEPHEN D. SANBORN, GEE'80, Copake, N.Y., has joined the GE Research and Development Center in Schenectady as a systems engineer. Earlier, he had served on the staff of GE ReEntry Systems in Philadelphia.

STEVEN SHABER, C'80, WG'85, Teaneck, N.J., is an associate in the business and technology practice of the Manhattan law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.

DR. KEIKO I. KISHI, GrN'81, Okayama, Japan, writes that she is making a 15-part television series on nursing for the University of Air, due for broadcast in April next year. The Penn School of Nursing is the location of one of the sessions. (Dr. Kishi notes that she was the first graduate of the doctoral program in nursing.)

SUSANNE MACKIW, GAr'81, Long Island City, N.Y., was appointed a senior associate in the Manhattan firm of Helpern Architects.

DR. KENNETH MAIESE, C'81, Birmingham, Mich., associate professor in neurology at Wayne State University, received a three-year grant from Johnson & Johnson for research on neurodegenerative therapy.

JOSHUA A. NEWBERG, C'81, G'82, L'89, Alexandria, Va., is taking a year's leave of absence from the Federal Trade Commission to serve as visiting associate professor of legal studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

KAREN A. REARDON, C'81, Chicago, has formed a legal partnership, Reardon & Sherman, that will concentrate on litigation-management and insurance coverage, and alternative dispute-resolution. She edited the Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Desk Book, recently published by the ABA.

CLIFFORD D. SCHLESINGER, W'81, L'85, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a partner in the estates department of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, has been elected secretary of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

RICHARD M. ABRAMOWITZ, C'82, Verona, N.J., senior vice president of First Albany Corp. in New York City, and his wife Betsy announce the birth of their third child, Douglas Alec, on July 3, joining Jack, four years old, and Paige, two.

DR. DONALD CONRAD JACKSON, G'82, Gr'86, Easton, Pa., assistant professor of history at Lafayette College, was named a Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Lecturer for his teaching and scholarship.

MARY KNAPP, GNu'82, Jamison, Pa., president of the Whitman Group, a firm that provides consulting on aging to hospitals, nursing facilities, and other healthcare organizations, made three presentations at the First International Nursing Market Conference, in Amsterdam earlier this year.

DR. MARSHA J. PIK-NATHAN, C'82, Philadelphia, was ordained a rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. In her training, she was associated with Penn's Hillel.

MICHAEL J. SHANNON, ChE'82, West Chester, Pa., has been named manufacturing manager of the Ashland Chemical Company, responsible for its manufacturing sites.

RICHARD T. McCORMACK, W'83, Detroit, was elected president of the Greater Michigan Pancrase Association.

LOIS SCHWADRON SNYDER, C'83, Philadelphia, has been promoted to counsel for ethics and legal affairs at the American College of Physicians; she will have oversight of their policy papers and the ACP Ethics Manual. A faculty associate at Penn's Center for Bioethics, she lives in Philadelphia with her daughter, Hannah.

STEPHEN J. MARTINO, C'84, was promoted to senior vice president/creative director, advertising, in McAdams, Richman & Ong, the advertising agency in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. He wrote the copy line in a billboard campaign for Drexel University (Where Do You Get Off Expecting A Good Job In This Economy? Exit 39, Drexel University."), winning the firm a National Addy Award. He lives in Valley Forge with his wife Theresa.

SHAWN E. (MONAGHAN) THORNSBERRY, W'84, Houston, married Stephen Thornsberry on March 9. They are expecting a child this month.

ATHENA ATALIOTIS RUHL, C'84, Wilmington, Del.,has been promoted to senior product manager of the central-nervous-systems products group at Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

JACOB C. COHN, C'85, has been named a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. He is a founding member of Project Justice, under the auspices of B'nai B'rith, which provides free legal representation to Jewish indigents in the Philadelphia area. He lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with his wife, Kim, and their children, Kimberly, Joshua, and Louis.

MICHAEL MONHEIT, W'85, Abington, Pa., a Philadelphia attorney, spoke at a personal-injury conference of the Pennsylvania Bar Association on "How to Identify Viable Childhood Lead Poisoning Cases." He serves on the lead coalition within Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, and consults for Tenants Action Group on lead-paint poisoning matters.

DR. ANDREW S. POTASH, C'85, Emmaus, Pa., has entered private practice as a cardiologist in Allentown, and is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital.

DR. HERMANN SCHULTE-MATTLER, WEv'85, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, is now professor of banking at the Fachhochschule Cologne.

MARC L. TAYER, WG'85, director of licensing for General Instrument's Hatboro, Pa., facility, has been appointed vice president for business development at the company's Western communications division, based in San Diego.

GORDON ANDERSON, C'86, New York City, emails that he, JONO STEINBERG, W'88, SCOTT ROSENBLUM, W'86, (all of New York City), GREG ELIN, C'87, and ARLENE WEINTRAUB, C'89, (both of Montclair, N.J.), are all involved in various ways with Individual Investor magazine, a personal-finance monthly with a paid circulation of about 300,000. Steinberg is chair and CEO, Rosenblum is CFO, Anderson is editor, Elin is director of online services, and Weintraub is a staff writer at the magazine. He describes it as "actually a kind of interesting tale of entrepreneurial success by a group of Penn grads."

MARA C. BACSUJLAKY, C'86, is a project geologist for Ryan Lode Mines, Inc., a lode-gold exploration working in interior Alaska. She lives in a comfortable log cabin on a creek near Fairbanks with her partner, Michael Chelminski, a civil engineer, and four sled dogs. She writes that she returned to "town life" after spending four years homesteading on a remote parcel near Denali National Park. "I built a small cabin on the land, and spent my time training and running 15 sled dogs, who provided me with transportation and companionship."

STUART N. BERMAN, W'86, Lake Grove, N.Y. , is now vice president of the Long Island corporate-banking division of European American Bank. He and his wife, Stacy, had their first child, David Chandler, on May 9.

LT. WILLIAM A. KURIYAMA, C'86, Gaithersburg, Md., in the summer returned from a six-nation exercise, "Rim of the Pacific;" he is deployed on the aircraft carrier, USS Independence, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

LORI M. ABATE, Nu'87, Collegeville, Pa., is clinical-science project manager for Janssen Research Foundation in Titusville, N.J. She is also working towards a MBA in management from Pennsylvania State University.

RABBI FAITH JOY SMITH DANTOWITZ, EAS'87, Millburn, N.J., of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, and her husband, David Dantowitz, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Hillel Dantowitz, on January 22. He joins a three year old brother, Ezra Seth Dantowitz.

DR. LEONORE SANTONE, C'87, Charlottesville, Va., writes that she received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas in Austin in 1993. She is principal investigator with the Cultural Resource Group of Louis Berger & Associates in Richmond. She married Earl Proper, also an archaeologist, on October 26.

SALVATORE R. FAIA, L'88, Williamstown, N.J., joined the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen and Connor; he will work in the commercial litigation depatment.

RANDI MENAKER JORESS, C'88, Framingham, Mass., and her husband, Allen, announce the birth of their son, Joshua Daniel, on October 15.

REV. STEVEN J. KELLY, C'88, Charleroi, Pa., curate of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, and his wife, Jennifer, report the birth of their son, Samuel Edward, on May 5.

DEBRA FROMER LYNCH, C'89, Dallas, received a MBA from UCLA in June 1994 and has been working as a senior analyst at American Airlines. In May 1994, she married Michael Lynch.

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PAUL BONI, L'90, Philadelphia, is an attorney in private practice who specializes in environmental law.

DR. JUSTIN LONDON, Gr'90, Northfield, Minn., assistant professor of music at Carleton College, serves on the board of Music Theory Midwest and the editorial board of Music Theory Online, the electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory.

JOSEPH A. DiMENNO, C'91, Canonsburg, Pa., has joined the Philadelphia defense litigation firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Coggin as an associate in its Pittsburgh office.

DEESHA M. HILL, W'91, Brooklyn, N.Y., was a recipient of the 1996 Louis L. Redding Minority First Year Law Student Summer Fellowship, designed to increase the number of minority law students who ultimately will apply for permanent jobs in Delaware.

JUAN J. PAYERAS, W'91, who received his MBA degree from Stanford in June and is currently working for the International Finance Corporation in Washington D. C., was engaged in March to LUISA CARO, C/W'92, who will graduate from Georgetown Law School next May and plans then to clerk in the Federal District Court in Washington D. C. They expect the wedding to be held in Bogota, in August next year.

CHRISTINA LEE SCANNELL, W'91, Avon, Conn., a consultant at Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, has been named a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

TANYA WITT, C'91, Charlotte, N.C., who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994, has joined the Raleigh law firm of Petree Stockton as an associate practicing labor and employment litigation.

STEVE COOPERSMITH, C'92, San Francisco, graduated from the Hastings College of Law and has sat for the California bar exam.

DR. CHRYSTEN E. CUNNINGHAM, C'92, Washington, D.C., who graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June, is an intern at the US Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

RICHARD D. SPENCER, WG'92, McMurray, Pa., has been named vice president and chief information officer for Equitable Resources, Inc., an energy-marketing company.

DR. ORLY P. STEINBERG, C'92, Washington, D.C., , graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in June. She is a resident in obstetrics-gynecology at George Washington University.

HEIDI HOWARD TANDY, C'92, New York City, announces her marriage to Aaron William Tandy. Both Tandys are lawyers in New York City.

MARIANNE ALVES, C'93, Arlington, Va., emails that she is an analyst in the Russia/Eurasia office of the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

MARK SULLIVAN, C'93, Havertown, Pa., studying at Rutgers School of Law, is production editor for the Rutgers Law Journal.

EMIL CHENG , C'94, New York City, is in his third year studying medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

TRACEY A. HALL, C/G'94, Narberth, Pa., has been accepted and is attending the School of Veterinary Medicine at Penn.

OMAR A. KHAN, C/G'94, Baltimore, is finishing a master's in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, and plans going on to an M.D. or Ph.D. He is working with the World Health Organization on cryptosporidiosis, and doing some consulting with USAID on disease control and family-planning programs. (He expects the results of research he assisted with after graduating from Penn, on the endocrinology and social aspects of post-partum depression, will be published this year.) He is engaged to Salwa Ahmed and they hope to be married next spring.

DAVID B. CARLSON, GLA'95, has joined the land planning and landscape architecture studio of the Hillier Group in Princeton, N.J. He lives in Hopewell with his wife and daughter.

ROSEANN Y. CHO, C'95, New York City, was a recipient of the 1996 Louis L. Redding Minority First Year Law Student Summer Fellowship, designed to increase the number of minority law students who ultimately will apply for permanent jobs in Delaware.

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