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Capt. Herbert F. Rommel WEv’39 retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969 and lives in Newport, R.I. He e-mails, “My certificate of proficiency from the Evening School was instrumental in getting a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. [I] was on board USS Oklahoma at Pearl, and commanded a destroyer on a radar picket station at Okinawa. We had as instructors at the Evening School giants who wrote the text books: Sullivan for law, Heebner for insurance, Parker for finance.”


Dr. Richard C. Guise V’44 is a resident of the Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, Pa. He writes that his son, Dr. Mark B. Guise V’82, was installed last autumn as president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and this is the first time a son has followed his father as president of this association. Dr. Richard was president in 1961-2, and then the Pennsylvania delegate to the American Veterinarian Medical Association for 16 years. He had also maintained a general practice in the Harrisburg area. Dr. Mark maintains a general practice at the Lockwillow Animal Clinic in Harrisburg, caring for both large and small animals.

Bob Evans W’45 writes “that the second NROTC Reunion was held at the Clarion Hotel in Carlisle, Pa., on June 1-3. (The first reunion was held in June 1998 and was [mostly] for the group that enrolled in September 1942 and graduated February 1945.) They wanted to have a repeat reunion, and since some from other Classes wished to be included, this reunion included NROTC graduating Classes from 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946. (The first NROTC Class graduated in February 1943 and consisted of six members. There were three additional graduating Classes in 1943, in May, August and October. During the early years of World War II it was a requirement that a NROTC graduate also receive his university degree. Later this requirement was changed and the U.S. Navy did not insist on the candidate receiving his degree at the same time as his commission.) The other NROTC Classes involved in this reunion were: February and June 1944, February, June and October 1945, and February 1946. The total attendance including wives was 68, and the group asked the reunion committee to have another reunion in a few years. Those in attendance by date of graduation from the NROTC Unit were: Feb. & Oct. 1943, Dr. Ray Biswanger C’44 GEd’48 Gr’51, Jim Fox W’44, Al Kahn W’43, Jim Karabasz W’44, Lou Locke ME’44, Phil Scott W’43 and Jerry Shestack C’43; Feb. & June 1944, Bob Clifton W’44, Al Greenlaw ME’45, Larry Mathews W’44 and Bill Oldach EE’44; Feb. & June 1945, Phil Blumenthal W’45, Dr. Hunter Davis C’45 Gr’61, Joe Etris W’45, Bob Evans W’45, Bob Goetze W’47, Frank Harris ME’45, Lou Kober C’47 L’50, Frank Loughran W’45, John Maus W’45, Dave Nelson W’47 L’49, Stan Rothschild W’47, Hal Shaffer C’46 G’51, Don Sollenberger C’45 GEd’49, Bill Stuempfig W’45 and Irwin Waldman W’45; Oct. 1945, Cliff Baumbach C’47, John Kromer, Cal Sandman C’48, Bob Snow Maine’49 and Clark Thompson C’47; Feb. 1946, Chuck Feeny C’49, Dave Jones C’46, Frank Markle WEF’42 W’46, Rev. Ted Nace C’46, Keith Simmons and Gordon Vink C’49. At Friday night’s banquet each man had a chance to tell about his life either at Penn, in the Navy or other experiences: there were lots of laughs and a few tears. On Saturday night Col. Frank Harris USMC (ret.) recited the poem, “Toast to the Flag,” and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. A memorial service was held commemorating the deaths of our departed classmates with Rev. Ted Nace officiating: a designated member of each Class lit a candle and as he recited the classmate’s name a symbolic ship’s bell was struck. In concluding this service the group sang the Navy Hymn. Our evening guest speaker was Col. John A. Clauer USMC, Penn’s director of naval science. His speech was very interesting and inspiring; he also gave the group an insight as to the current status of the NROTC program at Penn. Joe Etris and Irwin Waldman very capably handled the programs as our Masters of Ceremonies for Friday and Saturday nights respectively. Our evening activities concluded with the singing of ‘Anchors Aweigh’ and ‘The Marine’s Hymn,’ accompanied by Lovina Nace (Ted’s wife) on the piano with Hunter Davis playing his harmonica and leading the group in “Hail Pennsylvania!”

Dr. Matti Kibrick Gershenfeld CW’46 WG’51, a psychologist in Jenkintown, Pa., was installed last July as president of the International Council of Psychologists at its 58th annual conference at the University of Padua in Italy; she also presented an invited paper at the quadrennial convention of the International Association of Applied Psychology in Stockholm. In September she was the honoree at the Gift of Love Luncheon of Jewish Women’s International (formerly B’nai B’rith Women).

Dr. Anna Janney De Armond Gr’47, Hockessin, Del., professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, recently received from the Delaware Humanities Forum the Joseph P. del Tufo Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.

Arthur L. Iger W’49, a retired marketing communications executive, has been an adjunct professor of communication arts at the New York Institute of Technology for the past 18 years. His book, Music of the Golden Age, was published by Greenwood Press in 1998. And his name has been added to the 2000 edition of Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Lou Sinopulos Ar’49 retired to Deerfield Beach, Fla., in 1994 after serving as a project architect for Harrington and Abramovitz in New York. He was knighted by Patriarch Athenagoras in 1967 in “Constantinople” for his service to the Orthodox Church.


J. Alden Butler W’51 retired from investment management with First Colony in 1994, and is now a part-time arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Amaranth Roslyn Ehrenhalt FA’51 will have some of her “very colorful abstractions,” oil on canvas, included in the exhibition Abstract Expressionism: Then and Now at the Hofstra University Museum in Hempstead, N.Y., during April and May.

Dr. Lionel Gold GD’51 is associate director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and associate professor at Jefferson Medical College. In October he received the 2000 Presidential Achievement Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as an educator and contributor to the specialty literature.

Janet Surman Klein Ed’51, president of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in October for her 25 years work with small community groups and large state and national organizations in historic preservation. She also serves on the Philadelphia Historical Commission and the Museum Council of Delaware Valley.

Nick Lyons W’53 had his 19th and 20th books published last fall: Full Creel: A Nick Lyons Reader (Atlantic Monthly Press) and Hemingway on Fishing, a collection of the Nobel Prize-winner’s best writing about angling, edited with an introduction by Nick and published by The Lyons Press. Nick founded this press nearly 20 years ago and it is now run by his son, Tony.

Harris Ominsky W’53 L’56 is a partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, where he practices in the field of real-estate acquisitions, financing and leasing. In October he spoke on “Landlords, Tenants and Technology” at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers Conference.

Tom Silberman W’53 in October received the Rosalie Anixter Spirit of Life Award from the Anixter Center (a Chicago human-services agency for people with disabilities) for his advocacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Skip Litz C’54 <>, now retired after a 40-year career in advertising and cable television, has published his first book, College-Boy Lieutenant, about “a 1950s era graduate who enters the service through ROTC and experiences a different kind of lifestyle as a defense counsel for special courts-martial. If you enjoy humor and courtroom drama, give it a read (”

Dr. Claude W. Springer D’54 writes that “in six-and-a-half years of retirement, I have written 250 poems, of which 45 have been printed. I am in my 35th year of singing bass in the Great Neck (N.Y.) Choral Society. I enjoy cooking and baking. My wife, Marcia, and I play bridge, take courses, walk and travel. I exercise with a trainer twice a week, weight-lifting. We are having a great time and looking forward to our 50th wedding anniversary.”

James J. Heffernen W’56, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and his wife, Fay, in September established the Bob Hays Sr. Golf Endowment at Penn, in the amount of $100,000; it is named after Bob Hays W’43.

Mark C. Jacobs C’56, a patent attorney in private practice in Sacramento, Calif., vacationed in Paris and Giverny, France, last summer. In September he celebrated his 65th birthday at a large party given by his sister, Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Ed’60 of Los Angeles; among the attendees were Dr. Abram Kaplan C’56 M’60 and his wife, Rachel Gold Kaplan CW’62, of Ventnor, N.J.

Dr. Allan S. Shaw C’56 D’59 GD’61, chair of the Department of Dental Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, was honored by the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Emergency Care last year for his outstanding efforts over the past 20 years to bring Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support into the office oral surgical setting.

Charlotte Shivvers CW’57 has retired from the active Unitarian Universalist ministry. She holds an M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry (Berkeley, 1983) and is minister emerita of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society in Los Angeles. She has served as interim minister in Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo., and now lives with her husband, Bob Baker, on the Iowa farm where she was born. Besides restoring and caring for that 1882 farm site, Charlotte and Bob visit children and grandchildren in Florida, Seattle, Japan and Southern California.

Dr. Leonard Abrams GD’59, clinical professor of periodontology at the University’s School of Dental Medicine, was granted honorary membership by the American Academy of Periodontology last September.

Shaun F. O’Malley W’59 was elected chair of the board of trustees of the Curtis Institute of Music in September. On the board since 1981, and its vice-chair since 1997, he serves with James R. Ledwith L’63, the secretary, and Scott M. Jenkins WG’84, treasurer.


Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen and O’Connor, was recently named one of the “Power 100” by Philadelphia magazine in its annual list of the Philadelphia area’s “mightiest movers and shakers.”

Eliot Kenin C’61 writes that he has “finally got a decent-paying job, after 36 years as a low-income full-time musician.” His dixieland jazz band, The Spirit of ’29—“music from the last depression for the next one,” played for all of the San Francisco Giants home games last year and hopes to do the same this year.

Dr. Howard Pitkow C’62 G’63, professor of physiology at Temple University School of Medicine, co-wrote the new book, Ethics in Academia. Earlier this year, he was named president-elect of the National Association of Academies of Science.

Sheldon S. Toll C’62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a partner in the Detroit law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, was selected for the 2000-01 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Currently, he is co-counsel for the Commercial Creditors’ Committee representing $1 billion of debt in the Dow Corning bankruptcy re-organization.

Barry R. Yaffe SAMP’62 practices physical therapy in the Delaware Valley. A licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain, he also does professional fishing along the New Jersey coast out of Ventnor. Recently he was
certified as a captain for the International Game and Fishing Association—one
of only a 100 worldwide who have been certified.

Barry L Solar C’63 is now a realtor with the Back Bay office of Caldwell Banker Hunneman in Boston. He writes, “My first fine-arts course, (History of Art 140?) ignited my interests in architecture, especially contemporary and Bauhaus styles. As a real estate lawyer I was able to keep involved with this interest, but after 33 years at Burns & Levinson LLP, and having watched the firm grow from 7 to over 100 lawyers, and having served as the first chair of its real estate department, I decided to give a new slant to my interests by becoming a residential broker. I would love to hear from and help Penn alumni moving into, out of or around the Boston area. Our daughter, Rachel Solar-Tuttle C’92 L’95, is a writer.”

Lois Foster Hirt DH’64 <> e-mails, “I just had my non-fiction short story, ‘If You Live Long Enough,’ published in Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Lover, edited by Arielle Ford (Plume Books). It’s the story of my mother who finally got together with the man she was going to marry almost 60 years ago. Yes, they married, and ironically both new stepsisters are also hygienists. Coincidentally, one stepsister is married to a Penn alumnus who was an undergraduate when I was there and remembers me. I started a ‘fun’ column called ‘Hygienist In Print: Fiction & Non-Fiction’ about five years ago for the Los Angeles Dental Hygienists’ Society. It has blossomed into my writing for Access, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s magazine, The Jewish Press, the travel site Distinctive Travels, and Los Angeles Sisters-In-Crime’s Desserticide II, which includes my sponge cake recipe listed as Foul Play Sponge Cake. Joe and I have three children and four grandkids. Any dentists or hygienists, or [anyone interested in] dental aspects in any media, or in the other coincidences, contact me.”

Trudy Dittmar CW’66, a freelance writer in Dubois, Wyo., received a 2000 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award in September. She is working on a collection of essays on nature and the environment, to be published by the University of Iowa Press.

Dr. Margaret H. Hager CW’66 e-mails she “went to Temple Med and did my family-practice residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital. I have been with the Clinical Care Associates of the University of Penn Healthcare System since 1994. My practice is located in the Roxborough district of Philadelphia. I have two grown children. The news is that in August I was listed
in Town and Country magazine as one of
the top family docs in the U.S.; 578 doctors (internist and F.P.s alike) were chosen. My most enjoyable avocation is writing

Dr. Judith Rodin CW’66, president of the University, was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in
October for being the first permanently appointed woman president of an Ivy League university, and for her community service, including her work on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and on the board of Greater Philadelphia First.

Thomas R. Bond CGS’67, Philadelphia, director of the workers’ compensation group in the regional defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, was selected to be included in the forthcoming edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry.

Walter G. Reinhard C’67, Fanwood, N.J., an attorney with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J., who specializes in public-utility law, was selected for inclusion in the 2001-2002 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He lives in Fanwood.

Marilyn Ware CW’67, Strasburg, Pa., chair of the American Water Works Co., the large, national investor-owned management firm, was recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in October for her long years of philanthropic service. Currently she is chair of the executive committee of the board of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship, a trustee of both the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and a board member of the National Council of the Conservation Fund.

Dr. Robert E. Wenger C’67 GM’75 was associate director of Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services (1995-98) and former associate director of psychiatric services in the old Student Health Service (1990-95). While serving in these positions, he was also elected to the national organization, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, serving on its college-health committee. He co-authored its publication Making the Grade: Helping Students Adapt to Graduate School (The Haworth Press, 1999) which also appeared as a special edition that year of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

Dr. Eric R. White GEd’67 GrEd’75 <> wrote the chapter, “Developing Mission, Goals, and Objectives for the Advising Program,” in Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook, published by Jossey-Bass in August.

Michael Crow C’68 WG’70 e-mails that in a mid-life change of career, he recently completed his doctorate in experimental psychology and will begin teaching this spring at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Dr. William McGucken Gr’68, professor and chair of history at the University of Southern Indiana, wrote Lake Erie Rehabilitated: Controlling Cultural Eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, published last March by the University of Akron Press.

Paul H. Ross W’68 <> is now a high-yield corporate-bond manager at ING Furman Selz Asset Management in New York. “Despite the current market volatility, the buy-side is preferred to the sell-side, much more satisfying.” Paul spent more than 20 years at Salomon Brothers, from 1975 to 1995.

Lenore J. Sayers CW’68, a certified purchasing manager and senior buyer at PictureTel in Andover, Mass., was elected to the board of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston for this fiscal year.

Robert Selsam C’68 is senior vice president and manager of the New York office of Boston Properties, Inc., a national office real estate investment trust headed by Mortimer B. Zuckerman WG’61. In November he was cited Developer of the Year by the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, primarily for his company’s part in the redevelopment of Times Square.

Frederick M. Herrmann C’69, executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, edited a series of articles on campaign financing for Public Integrity, a quarterly journal of government ethics; they appear in the fall and winter editions. The fourth edition of his Campaign Financing and Lobbying Bibliography was published by the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws late last year.

Dr. Betsy Hoffman G’69 Gr’72 is the newly appointed president of the University of Colorado; she had served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hon. Richard B. Teitelman C’69, a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in September was elected president of the Missouri Bar for 2000-01.


James B. Craver L’70, has joined the Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP as a partner in its corporate group. He lives in Dover with his wife, Ellie, and their two daughters.

Terri N. Gelberg CW’70, president of Gelberg & Associates, which provides legal services to investors and emerging entrepreneurial companies, spoke at the ABA’s annual meeting in London last September on “David vs. Goliath: Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Among Global Law Firms.”

Sam Gugino C’70 announces the publication of his fourth book, Low-Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock, last January by Chronicle Books. This is the sequel to Cooking to Beat the Clock: Inspired, Delicious Meals in 15 Minutes, which was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 1999 by His syndicated bi-weekly newspaper column based on these books can be seen in publications such as the San Jose Mercury News and Palm Beach Post. He is also celebrating the one-year anniversary of SamCooks, his bi-monthly newsletter, available free through his Web site (

Dr. Helen Frame Peters CW’70 G’74 GrW’79 was appointed dean of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She had served as managing director of the global-bond group of Scudder Kemper Investments.

Andrew M. Fischer C’71 completed the 100-mile New York City Bike Tour sponsored by Transportation Alternatives, together with fellow cyclists Alan Lewis C’82 and Roger Machlis W’82. Andrew’s law practice specializes in bicycle accidents and bicycle-related issues, and he can be reached at <> or through his Web site, <>.

Ted Munice W’71 <> has joined the New York office of Milliman & Robertson as a consulting actuary. “I still live in Marlboro, N.J., with my wife, Rhonda, and almost-grown kids, Justin and Laura. I maintain contact with Penn by being an alumni interviewer: I get to meet some fantastic kids that are dying to go to Penn.”

Hon. Mark Rindner C’71 <> was appointed in October to the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, where he has lived for the last 21 years. He is a recipient of the Alaska Bar Association’s distinguished-service award for 2000 and its 1997 Pro Bono Award.

William A. Squires C’71 was named a Paul Harris Fellow by District 7890 of Rotary International for service to the community. This is the second time he has been so honored; the first was by the Enfield (Conn.) Rotary Club.

David S. Brody W’72 recently received the North Carolina Hospital Association 2000 Trustee Service Award: in February he completed his 16th year on the boards of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the University Health System of Eastern Carolina, including the last two as chair. He is a managing partner of Brody Associates, a real estate development company, and serves on the board of the Brody Foundation. David and his wife, Laura, have three children, Reuben, Matthew and Jennifer.

Dr. Kay Cothran Craigie Gr’72 <> designed a long-term education project for the American Radio Relay League, Inc., the national association for amateur radio, of which she is a vice-president. This program aims to increase the use of amateur radio as a teaching strategy in American classrooms.

Dr. Michael G. Goldstein C’73 is an associate director of the Bayer Institute of Health Care Communication in West Haven, Conn., and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University Medical School. Beginning this April, he will serve as president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a multidisciplinary society dedicated to understanding the interrelationships between behavior, health and illness. He lives in Barrington, R.I., with his wife, Rebecca, son, Noah (18), a freshman at Lafayette, and daughter, Annie (15), a high-school sophomore.

Shirley Hunter CW’74 received a KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship in order to pursue her doctorate at Texas A&M University.

Ronald H. Levine W’74 recently received the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance in a Managerial Role. Chief of the 80-lawyer Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, Ron was cited for his role in implementing an office intranet, developing continuing legal-education programs and supervising substantial prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, health-care and commercial fraud, and narcotics and firearms trafficking.

Richard A. Matasar C’74 L’77 was appointed president and dean of the New York Law School in July. A scholar of civil procedure and federal jurisdiction, he had served as dean of the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

Patrick G. Dills W’75, executive vice president for sales with First Health Group Corp., was elected vice-chair of the disability management/benefits integration program of the advisory board of the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Joel Millman C’76 has opened the new, U.S.-Mexico border bureau for The Wall Street Journal in San Diego, Calif., from where he reports on trade and immigration issues. He and his wife, Dagmar Obereigner, are pleased to announce the birth of
his daughter, Anna Karina Millman, in Encinitas, on June 13.

Dr. Gary J. Stilwell W’77 WG’84 <> graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in May and started his internship in Seattle.

Karen Drayne C’78 <> and Rob Lloyd C’79 <> have renewed their friendship after a 22-year hiatus. They lost track of each other after Penn, but Rob was able to locate Karen again recently through the wizardry of the Internet. He used Web search-engine extraordinaire Dogpile ( to fetch Karen’s award-winning Web site, Is it a Book? and her poetry published in The Boston Review. She works for Staples & Charles, a museum exhibit-design firm in Alexandria, Va., and Rob works for the U.S. Department of State doing government contracts. As it turns out, Rob and his wife, Linda, happen to live in Alexandria, not far from Karen’s office and her home in Chevy Chase, Md. Karen’s son, John, is a freshman at McGill University and her son, Charlie, is now in high school. Karen’s poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Republic (e.g., March 30, 1998), and she also received the Academy of American Poets Prize. Some of her works may be found through Rob’s Web site (, which also features many of his publications on government contracting. Karen and Rob have already teamed up on one paper and plan to collaborate on writing projects for many years to come.

Barry Rabin W’78 <> writes a weekly humor column that was recently syndicated by iSyndicate, an Internet syndication company. His columns, which have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer, can be seen at ( Besides his writing, Barry practices law in Thorndale, Chester County, Pa. He is married to Bridget M. Doyle ASC’94, and they announce the birth of a baby daughter, Megan Annette Rabin, on Feb. 1 last year.

Shepard Siegel C’78 lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Risa Starr W’85, and their three sons, Skyler (seven), Sander (five) and Mason (two). Shep works on distressed-debt trading at Goldman Sachs.

Jeffrey Sterling W’78 <> is “happily living in the Seattle area with my wife and five boys (soon to be six). Working on my second Internet start-up having successfully sold the first a couple years ago. Life is good.”

Michael J. Ossip L’79, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, was appointed co-chair of the federal labor-standards legislation committee of the ABA in October; he is also co-editor of a forthcoming ABA publication on the Family Medical Leave Act. He has served on the faculty of the School of EEO Studies at Cornell University since 1987.

Mark D. Seltzer C’79 has joined the Boston office of Holland & Knight LLP, serving in the firm’s financial-institutions and white-collar-crime defense practices; previously he was with Goulston & Storrs. He serves on the editorial board of the Business Crimes Bulletin and the White Collar Crime Reporter. Mark and his wife, June, live in Needham with their two children.


Daniel Dorff G’80 wrote the score to Blast Off!, “launched” on the 100th NASA Space Shuttle mission of Oct. 5. The work, for narrator and orchestra, imagines a trip through space from a child’s eyes, “ideal for space-themed family and children’s concerts.”

Lt.Col. Oleh W. Hnatiuk C’81 was appointed chief of pulmonary and critical-care medical service at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington in Sept. 1999. That year he was also promoted to associate professor of medicine at the F. Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., and he received his second Meritorious Service Medal for duties performed while officer-in-charge of the biological special-medical-augmentation response team of the North Atlantic Region Medical Command.

Nancy Newberger Ludin C’81 is the newly appointed campaign director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. She lives in Maitland, Fla., with her husband, Craig, a CPA in private practice, and their three sons ages 13, 11 and 6.

Dr. Michael Alec Rose C’81 G’82, Nashville, Tenn., wrote Symphony No. 1 (Paths of Peace), a tribute to Albert Schweitzer, which was performed by the Nashville Symphony in October. He was invited to compose it as part of the year-long celebration, on the 125th anniversary of Schweitzer’s birth, of his contribution to Western thought.

Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa WG’81 has been promoted to vice president, Mexico operations, with Ryder Systems, Inc., a logistics and transportation management firm. He lives in Coral Gables, Fla., with his wife, Frances, and their three children.

Dr. Mark B. Guise V’82 was installed last autumn as president of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. He is son of Dr. Richard C. Guise V’44. This is the first time that a son has followed his father as president of this association. Dr. Richard was president in 1961-2, and then the Pennsylvania delegate to the American Veterinarian Medical Association for 16 years. He had also maintained a general practice in the Harrisburg area. Dr. Mark maintains a general practice at the Lockwillow Animal Clinic in Harrisburg, caring for both large and small animals.

Ed Rubin C’82 <> is a director at Deutsche Bank Securities. He lives in Ridgewood, N.J., with his wife, Deany, and their three sons, Alec (six), Andy (two) and Marc (two).

Philip J. Rauch C’82 <> was recently promoted to vice president, business operations, for Metromedia Fiber Network, an optical-network infrastructure provider. “I recently moved to Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., with my wife, Laura, and my three sons (no pun intended) Jonathan, Jesse and Jordan.

Jeffrey B. Sansweet W’82 is a shareholder and officer of the law firm of Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden & Burke Ltd., in Wayne, Pa., which serves health-care practitioners. He gave the courses, “Negotiating Your Initial Employment Contract” and “Negotiating Your Partnership Deal,” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in October.

Tom Driscoll C’83 e-mails, “I’m currently a managing director at Morgan Stanley in New York. I have five children, four boys and a girl. My brother Jude Driscoll C’86 is currently the CIO at Delaware Investments in Philadelphia, and brother Ed Driscoll C’88 is the senior finance trader at Fidelity Investments in Boston.”

Iris Gonzalez C’83 e-mails, “I’ve become the specialist in packing and moving lately. In March 1999 I moved from El Paso, Tex., where I was an operations research analyst at JTF-6, to Washington, to continue working as an analyst on weapons of mass destruction. While in D.C., I started working on a five-year advanced-concept technology demonstration that focuses on how to recover better after a chemical or biological attack. The command sponsoring this is headquartered in Hawaii, and well, I just finished moving from D.C. to Honolulu this past month to help out with analysis for the next three years. Oh, and I just got married this past year too, to Tom Arielly. He retired from 20 years in the Army, and we are adjusting well to life on the islands. We hope to hear from old friends: e-mail me at <>. Alohhhaa!”

Matthew J. Comisky L’84 and Harris Ominsky W’53 L’56, partners in the real-estate department of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, spoke at the annual conference of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys in October on charges and fees.

Sarah Feldman C’84 e-mails, “I was an elementary schoolteacher in Harlem for many years (we’ll always have Plaster of Paris), then for 10 years I put the broad in public broadcasting as national project director for Thirteen, public television in New York. For the last year however, I’ve been putting the broad in broadband at Oxygen, the women’s cable and online network. Initially the Web producer for Oprah Goes Online, I then became senior producer for <>, and now am a director for audience development (content strategy). Also, if you get Oxygen on your cable system, you can see me live several times a day as ‘TV’s Dixie.’”

Stephanie L. Grogin C’84, New York, has joined the capital-markets department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as special counsel. She had previously been a senior corporate counsel in the structured-finance department of Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP.

Lillian Rozin C’84, a singer-actress, performed Silly People: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim on his Seventieth in Philadelphia in December. She returned to Philadelphia after a five-year stint in Boston, where she was part of the cabaret show, The Will & Lil Show; this spring, her one-woman musical Depression! The Musical! will have its Boston-area premiere.

John S. Summers L’84, a founding shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin, has been elected to the board of The Reinvestment Fund, “a community-development financial institution dedicated to building wealth and opportunity for low-wealth communities and low- and moderate-income individuals.” His practice includes complex commercial and professional malpractice and misconduct matters, and construction, employment and health-care law.

Nancy Porwick Weiser C’84 WG’90 and her husband, Ned Weiser C’82, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Chloe Paige Weiser (4 lbs. 12 oz.) and Phoebe Rose Weiser (5 lbs. 8 oz.), on June 30. “Along with four-year-old Katherine Zoe Weiser this makes for nothing but girls!” The Weiser family lives in Larchmont, N.Y. Nancy’s e-mail address is <>.

Neil Danzger EAS/W’85 and Sharon Feldman Danzger W’87 welcomed Daniel Joshua into the world on Aug. 28. Daniel’s brothers, Benjamin (four) and Adam (two) are very excited. Neil is a managing director with U.S. Trust in New York. The Danzgers live in Tenafly, N.J.

Juliet Pederson Moritz C’85 and her family recently moved back to the Philadelphia area after having lived in New England for seven years where it was “wicked” cold. She has been named associate director, clinical research and development, for Wyeth-Ayerst Research. When not helping to develop new medicines, Julie, her husband and her five children enjoy golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. “Drop me an e-mail; I’d love to hear from you <>.”

Ken Rubin W’85 is pleased to announce that he married Meryl Rodney on Oct. 29. They live in New York, where she is a director of sales and marketing at the Everett Collection, an entertainment stock photography company, and he is a managing director at Cerberus Capital Management, a distressed-securities and special-situation hedge fund.

Jonathan Shaffer C’85 <> was elected to the governing council of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law for a three-year term. He is a partner in the firm of Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & D’Ambrosio in Vienna, Va., practicing primarily in the areas of government contracts and construction law. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and seven-year-old son (Class of 2011?).

Tremain Smith C’85, a Philadelphia artist, had four pieces of her work acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, following a solo exhibit at the Phoenix Gallery in New York last October; they are works on paper, and oil and wax on paper.

Risa Starr W’85 lives in Hong Kong with her husband, Shepard Siegel C’78, and three sons, Skyler (seven), Sander (five) and Mason (two). She would love to hear from old friends at <>.

Matt Yee L’85 “left a successful Hawaii real-estate practice to pursue his first love, music,” e-mails Stewart Harris L’86, after he had read about Matt in a recent Law School publication. “I immediately contacted him for the first time in 15 years and ordered several of his CDs. They’re absolutely marvelous. Little wonder that, in a relatively short time, Matt has established himself as the foremost cabaret artist of the islands, with frequent tours back here on the mainland. His original music is a blend of pop, reggae and Liberace, with lots of humor and insight thrown in. A gay man, he sings authentically of introspection and self-discovery, but without rancor or despair. His lyrics, though written from his own distinct experience, appeal to anyone who has ever wrestled with issues of identity, relationships and purpose. I realize that my last few sentences read like a press release: they’re not. Matt’s not paying me; in fact, he charged me the going rate for his CDs. I am writing simply to bring Matt’s career to the attention of his fellow grads, some of whom may be inspired by his example to leave the corporate grind and follow their dreams. Visit ( and check out Matt’s music.”

Aminta Hawkins Breaux GEd’86, dean of students at Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences, was appointed to the board of trustees of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Andy Garland C’86 proudly announces that his wife, Helene, gave birth to Rachel Dena, their first child, on July 6. “Rachel is beautiful: the pictures to prove it can be found at (” Earlier this year, Andy received his Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University.

Kevin M. Moore EE’86 WG’94 <> married Paulette Austin at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio, on May 27.

Ron Z. Opher C’86 and Katie Hartley Opher announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Hana, on July 3. Ron also reports that he has recently been elected as a vice president of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. Katie continues her work as a mom and as a music-therapy consultant in the Philadelphia area.

Doug Cohen C’87 and his wife, Nadine, announce the birth of their second daughter, Adena Maya, on Sept. 11. “Adena has helped to foster the chaos that has permeated the Cohen household since the birth of older sister Briya two years ago. In addition to the domestic upheaval, Doug has left the private practice of law and is working as an attorney for Kemper Environmental in Princeton, N.J. E-mails to <> are welcomed and encouraged.”

Ellen Shulman Judson C’87 and her husband, Andy, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Jenna, on Nov. 2. She joins big brothers, Michael (five) and Eric (two), who are thrilled to have a little sister. When not at home, Ellen works part-time as a senior brand manager at Lipton. She and the family live in Berkeley Heights, N.J., and can be reached at <>.

Tracy Lucas Fitzgerald Nu’88 <> e-mails, “I have recently relocated back to New Jersey and started working part-time at Hackettstown Hospital in the post-anesthesia care unit (recovery room). I reside in Budd Lake with my husband, Brian, a district manager for General Electric in the NYC/North Jersey office. I am also kept busy by my two sons, Casey (eight) and Colin (five). We are spending a lot of time in the swimming pool where both boys swim competitively for the Sea Dragon Aquatic Club.”

Heidi Green Handler C’88 and her husband, Jonathan, are pleased to announce the
birth of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, on Feb. 4, 2000; she joins her older brother Max (four). Heidi is an attorney, and works part-time at the Massachusetts Department of Correction. The family lives in Dover, Mass.

Glenn Hoge W’88 is very happy to announce his marriage to Lisa Peckham on Oct. 14. Among those in attendance were his friends Cathy Curry Edelsberg C’90 and her husband, Andrew Edelsberg W’91. Lisa and Glenn took their honeymoon in Hawaii. He is a service planner with the Maryland Mass Transit Administration in Baltimore, and she is a computer engineer at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; they live in Ellicott City.

Jocelyn Demby Kleinman C’88 and Joseph Kleinman W’89 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Jennie Rivka Demby Kleinman, who was born on Nov. 22, 1999. “She joins big-sister Ayelet, who started first grade this fall. Jocelyn is home full-time after nine years of working as a physical therapist; Joe is a partner in Finagra Capital LLC, where he co-manages a commodity hedge fund for AIG Asset Management. We have recently moved to New Rochelle, N.Y., to be closer to Joe’s office in Stamford, Conn. <>.”

Judy Lobel C’88 is now a marketing manager in the Traveler’s Cheques division of American Express in New York.

Ann Dora McLaughlin WG’88 was recently nominated to the board of Microsoft Corp. A senior adviser with Benedetto Gartland & Company, Inc., a private investment-banking company, she serves as chair emeritus of The Aspen Institute, an international, non-profit educational institution. She was U.S. Secretary of Labor (1987-89) while she was attending Wharton.

Lawrence McSorley GAr’88 GCP’88 <> has created Locus Architects, Inc. in Denver, and serves as its principal. The practice began in the spring of 1999 and provides full services in urban design, architecture and interiors; recent work included projects for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The firm is also engaged with corporate interiors, multi-unit urban in-fill residential, retail and resort projects throughout Colorado. Lawrence has practiced with several firms in both Philadelphia and Denver, having relocated to Colorado in 1992.

Andrew D. Morrison W’88 and Christina Takoudes Morrison W’89 e-mail they are “delighted to announce the birth of our first child, Stefanie Olyn Morrison (7 lbs. 20 in.), on Oct. 8. Christina is a director in the health-care group at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions. I retired from the finance group at PG&E Generating Co. as of April, leaving the wonderful world of finance behind for the more enjoyable pursuits of golf and stay-at-home fatherhood. Feel free to e-mail us at <>.”

Michelle Schweiger Schecter C’88 and her husband, Dr. Stuart Schecter, proudly announce the birth of their second child, Ross Bryan, on Aug. 7. He joins big brother Alex, who is four years old. After Penn Michelle received her law degree from New York University, and is taking a hiatus from practicing in order to be with her boys.

John Schneller IV W’88 <> and his wife, Tricia, announce the birth of their baby boy, John Schneller V, in Houston, on Sept. 1. “J” joins his older sister, Katie, in the happy Schneller family.

Bari Balber Cariello C’89 and her husband, Ric, welcomed their first son, Jake Emmett, on Aug. 14. Bari continues to practice derivatives law at Clifford, Chance, Rogers & Wells in New York where she has been an attorney for the past eight years. Ric, who came from England in 1995, designs custom furniture, lighting and interiors. They were married in November 1998, and together started their own design company in early 1999. They and Jake live in Chappaqua.

Lynn Charlotte Grant C’89 married Devan Dale Beck recently. She is a writer-producer at River Productions and he is a partner with the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; they live in Pasadena, Calif.

Geoffrey L. Harrison C/W’89 married Lauren J. Kares last May. They live in Houston, where he is a partner at litigation boutique Susman Godfrey L.L.P. <> and she is an attorney at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

William C. Hussey II W’89 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams LLP as an associate in its business department, focusing his practice on general corporate, and tax and estate planning law.

Elise Brownstein Hutner C’89, and her husband, Ed, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carly, on April 8. “She is named after my father, Dr. Carlton Brownstein, who died of cancer the summer we graduated from Penn.”

Annette Flippen Pierce C’89 <> and her husband, Jeff Pierce C’86, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jamie Rachel, on Aug. 21.

David H. Rutchik C’89 is president, IP
business, and executive vice president,
corporate development, for Diveo Broadband Networks, Inc. Based in Washington, the company is a facilities-based, broadband data and Internet infrastructure provider for businesses in the major urban markets of Latin America, providing broadband services over its own fixed wireless and fiber networks in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Uruguay. David created the IP-business division and has built it into a leading provider of
Internet infrastructure and Internet data-center services throughout Latin America (including Miami).

Dave Rutzel EAS’89 <> and Janet Pfost Rutzel C’85 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first daughter, Sophia Bedford, on March 8. “Pictures and up-to-date information can be found on our Web site (”

Lisa Smith C’89 and her husband, Dr. Alan Salzberg W’88 G’92 GrW’95, “are delighted to announce the birth of our son, Caleb, on Oct. 3. He joins his big sister Bayle, who is a year and half old. We live in Brooklyn.”

Robert C. Susser C’89 and his wife, Jennifer, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Wallace, on Aug. 29. Robert practices securities and real estate law in Manhattan <>.

Kuo Bianchini Tong C’89 and Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS’91 welcomed to the world Lucas Kuo Tong on Oct. 24; he weighed in at 9 lbs., 1 oz., and was 22 in. long. “KJ” joins big sister Allison Patricia, who recently turned two. The entire Tong clan resides in San Francisco, where Kuo and Tricia continue to oversee the growth of Quorum Consulting, a biopharmaceutical product planning and marketing research firm <>.

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg EAS’89 completed his training in neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center and is now a fellow in neurosurgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston <>.

Mike Zdanowski C/EAS’89 sold his first consulting business in 1998, fell in love in 1999 and married Liz Porzio last year. They live in West Milford, N.J.


What a coincidence! On a biking and hiking trip in Switzerland last August, out of the 21 people in the group, seven had gone or are going to Penn. (Back, from left) Dean McCausland WG’90, Doug Petillo WG’97, Dan Cauley C’89, Scott Marimow W’02, and (front) Randi Hermann Gertler C’83, Kim Barrett McCausland C’90 and Flora Cauley Petillo C’90 GEd’92 Nu’95 GNu’96 were snapped on a trail above Murren. The photo was taken by Diane Marimow, Scott’s mother—hey, as a Penn parent she takes the total to eight


Etan Diamond C’90 <> is excited to announce that his book, And I Will Dwell in Their Midst: Orthodox Jews in Suburbia, has just been released by University of North Carolina Press. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Judy, and their two children, Eli and Shira.

Deborah Novick Goldberg C’90 <> e-mails that “our newest addition, who attended our 10th Reunion in utero, has arrived. Hannah Rachel joined her big brother, Sam, on July 27. Her grandfather, Jeff Novick W’64, is already asserting his influence by singing the fight song to calm Hannah during her colicky hours.”

Carla Linder C’90 <> graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in May 1999 with a concentration in international business diplomacy. “I was with a consulting firm named MAI and spent much of the first six months of [last] year in Germany and Spain. I am currently working for Grant Thornton LLP, studying business processes of the Defense Logistics Agency and traveling to the infinitely more glamorous locales of Harrisburg, Pa., and Albany, Ga.”

Lani Peritz Lipkind C’90 and her husband, Eric, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Ariel, on May 12. Lani was previously self-employed as a public relations consultant and is “now enjoying a career as full-time mom.” Eric is vice president of finance at; they live in Westfield, N.J.

Dr. Michael S. Lotke M’90 is director of the pediatrics residency program at Chicago’s Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Finch University School of Health Sciences. Last year he was the sign-language interpreter and ASL coach for, and performed the role of Michael Zideck in, the play, Police Deaf Near Far.

Barbara McGrath C’90 GEd’91 and Dr. Jeffrey Chen C’90 are proud to “announce the birth of our second daughter, Wallis Mica Chen on Sept. 12. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19.5 in. long. She joins her big sister Waverly Jade, who will turn two in April. Wavy already knows all the words to ‘Drink a Highball’ and can’t wait to teach it to Wally.”

David B. Pearl C’90 and his wife, Melissa, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Logan Pearl, on Oct. 20; he was born at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, where the family lives.

Kathleen E. Small Schroeder C’90 and her husband, Jonathan, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Victoria Kathleen Schroeder, on April 19, three weeks early; she weighed 5 lbs. 4oz. Her relatives include grandpa William R. Small W’68, grandma Sharon Holloway Small DH’67, aunt and godmother Dr. Margaret L. Schroeder Nu’98 GrN’00 and godfather Paul A. Maiorana C’90 GEd’91. Victoria already has her first Penn sweater and is looking forward to being a member of the Class of 2022. The family lives in Wilmington, Del., with their 13-year-old bichon, Stuart.

Eric D. Cohen W’91 recently became engaged to Stefanie Lerner and is planning a March wedding. They just spent a great weekend with newlyweds Ken Harrell W’91 and Ann Wexelblatt Harrell C’91 and David Blitzer W’91 and Allison Ross Blitzer C’91, and Steven Cohen C’99 at Penn’s homecoming where they saw the Quakers defeat the Crimson. Eric would love to hear from old friends at <>.

Dr. Gaby Rosenberg Cosgrove C’91 and her husband, Dr. Danny Cosgrove, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Nicole, on Oct. 8. Gaby is a dentist in private practice in La Jolla, Calif., and Danny is finishing a urology residency at UCSD medical center.

Dr. Nancy Kate Diehl V’91 recently became an assistant professor of equine science at Pennsylvania State University. This follows her nine-year career as a practicing veterinarian, which included an internship at Equine Medical Associates in St. Louis, a residency in internal medicine at Penn’s New Bolton Center, two years in private practice as an associate, and four years as owner of the practice, Equine Medicine, in Centre Hall, Pa.

Karen Lebiedzinski Freundlich EAS’91 and her husband, Joel, of Princeton, N.J., proudly announce the birth of their first child, Grace Karen, on Sept. 8.

Beth Eskin Haas C’91 is thrilled to announce her marriage to Steven N. Haas C’79 on Sept. 24. He is a member of the business-law department at Cozen & O’Connor in Philadelphia, where he maintains a broad corporate practice, including securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate-finance transactions. Beth, also a lawyer, is an associate at Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP in Philadelphia, where she concentrates her practice in aviation litigation <>. Beth and Steven live in Ardmore, Pa.

Anne M. Package C’91 <> recently re-located from Charlotte, N.C., and joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter in their Washington office. “I am a general litigator and am enjoying trying to become acclimated to my new city, while I miss the Carolina mountains, cheese grits and sweet tea.”

Ferdinand C. Poon C/W’91 <> decided to strike out on his own and founded earlSpeak L.L.C., with the belief that “the Internet is potentially, a very powerful resource for senior citizens. earlSpeak’s business is to help seniors buy
a computer, set it up, choose an ISP and provide one-on-one Internet tutoring at their home.”

Arvind Nath Puri EAS/W’91 and Robin Puri are proud to announce the birth of their baby daughter, Maya Scott Puri, on May 28. She is their second child, as they have a son, Ryan Nath Puri (four); see ( for photos and updates. Arvind and Robin live in Foster City, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is vice president of applications development at Chordiant Software (, a small startup in Silicon Valley. “Feel free to drop me an e-mail <>.”

Beth Weinberg Taubman C’91 and Geoff Taubman C’91 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Joshua Matthew, on Aug. 25. They live in Washington, where Beth works in marketing research <> and Geoff is pursuing his Ph.D. in political science.

Dr. Sean Bidic C/W’92 <> is in his second year of a three-year Masters of Fine Arts program at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior exhibition/performance sites over the last year include the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. One recent sound and video installation, in the absence of voyeurism, was part of the 2000 Pittsburgh Biennial, from September to early November. Other venues included the “Intersecting Art/Technology and the Body” symposium at Penn State in late October; and this coming February, at Exchange in Amsterdam. During his three-year school/research hiatus from residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Sean has continued his investigations with Carnegie Mellon University’s Bone Tissue Engineering Center, where he is co-author of two Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative funded-research projects. His most recent study, “Healing Rabbit Calvarial Defects using Caprotite Bone Scaffolds,” was presented at an international tissue-engineering meeting in Innsbruck, Austria. Last June he enjoyed a Newkirk Partners meeting in Las Vegas with Paul Arrouet C’93, Todd Wilson W’93, David Parsky C’93, Brooke Hayes W’93 WG’99 and Tim McCaffery C’92.

Mary Wallace Donoghue C’92 and Dr. Aaron J. Donoghue C’92 <> are “proud to announce the birth of our first child. Our little girl, Marion Wallace Donoghue, was born on Sept. 24. Everyone is healthy and happily adjusting to life in the suburbs in our new house in Conshohocken, Pa. Aaron started a dual fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and critical-care medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this past July. Mary is currently taking maternity leave from teaching fifth grade in a suburban school district.”

Allison Rosenberg Donovan C’92 married Chris Donovan in Los Angeles on Oct. 23, 1999. Alumni attending included Casey Courneen W’92, Patrice Firpo Guitreau C’92, Lisa Wachtell Miner C’92, Stephanie Mueller C’94, Melissa Rogal C/W’93, Amanda Rykoff C’92, Caryn Herold Teman C’92 and Felix Urena C’92. Allison and Chris now live in Santa Monica, where she is an associate media director at Rubin Postaer & Associates.

Kurt Ekert W’92 <> e-mails that “my wife, Samantha, gave birth to a beautiful, red-headed baby girl named Julia Hope on Oct. 5. Mom and dad couldn’t be happier, albeit better rested.”

Heidi Gardner C’92 and Ivan Matviak C’91 G’98 WG’98 recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. They are currently living in Johannesburg, where she is an engagement manager with McKinsey and Co. <> and he is a senior consultant with Bain and Co. <>, but expect to return to their home in London this month, and would love to catch up with other Penn alumni in either Europe or Africa.

Dr. Marci E. Gluck C’92 <> received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her clinical internship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She lives in New York, and is completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital.

Amy Van Ham Hayes C’92 GEd’93 and John Hayes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Everett James, on July 20; he weighed in at 8lbs. They recently moved to Buffalo, N.Y.

Arturo Samper-Salazar GAr’92 GCP’92 was recently appointed senior architect, urban design, for the Canadian National Capital Commission in Ottawa <>.

Dr. Chrysten Cunningham Sandell C’92 e-mails that “lots of Penn alumnae enjoyed a snowy Homecoming weekend in Omaha, Neb., celebrating the wedding of Sevrin Huff Praeger EAS’92 and J. D. Praeger. They included Paige Daly DeBlasi W’92, Erin Brophey Paschke C’92, Liz Witt C’93, Amy Monaghan Allen C’91, Mydung Tran W’92, Dr. Jennifer Nau Jorgensen EAS’92 and her son, Robie, and Crissie Rice Ricketts W’92 and her son, Owen.”

Richard Smith C/W’92 <> and Alison Nalibow Smith C’92 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsay Jessica, on May 24; they live in White Plains, N.Y.

Kris Ferrigno Vanderslice C’92 lives in Hampton Bays, N.Y., and works as a managing broker for the Manhattan Mortgage Co. in Westhampton <>. “My husband, Chad, and I have two daughters, Avalon (five) and Katie (three).”

A. Michelle Campbell C’93 <> has joined the Philadelphia office of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads as an associate in its litigation group. Previously she was a staff attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Stephanie Newman Cohen C/W’93 and Matt Cohen EAS/W’93 WG’98 are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy, Jacob Austin Cohen, who was born on Aug. 14. The family lives in Woodland Hills, Calif. Matt is director of product management at, and Stephanie is associate director heading the launch-products marketing-research team at Amgen. Jake spends most of his time smiling, playing and napping.

Diana J. Cruz C’93 married Eric Solash C’93 in the Grand Cayman Islands on July 1. Penn alumni in attendance were Todd Solash EAS/W’97, Keith Dallara EAS/W’94, Todd Aronoff C’93, Susan Shlensky C’93, Brett Fliegler W’93 and Allison Feder Fliegler W’93 L’99, Diana Tapper C’93, Jason Gorevic C’93, Michael Poulos W’93 and Colin Abernethy C’89. Diana and Eric live in downtown Manhattan: he founded and runs his own wireless-applications company, Outercurve Technologies, and she works at Ernst & Young.

Laura Goldberg C’93 received her MBA in May from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She works as a consultant, specializing in customer-relationship management, for the Peppers and Rogers Group, Marketing 1to1 Inc., in Norwalk, Conn.

Dr. Samantha Pozner Hickman C’93 completed her family-practice residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., in June. She has now opened Springfield Family Practice in Springfield, along with Dr. Marnie Flaks Doubek C’92.

Patrick Matthews C/W’93 and Jennie Rosenbaum Matthews C’94 are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter: Grace Min Hee Matthews was born in Korea on May 4, and joined her forever family in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 5. Patrick is a senior consultant with the Demos Consulting Group, and Jennie is at home with Grace.

Dr. Melissa Schiffman C’93 finished her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in June, and now practices primary-care medicine at Greenhouse Internists in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Ari Sherwood EAS’93 and his wife, Dr. Michal Elovitz, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Shai, on July 20. “I tried to cram as many life events as I could into the summer, as I graduated with my MBA from Kellogg last June, had a baby in July and returned to Sapient Corporation (an eBusiness consultancy) as a senior business strategist in August <>. My wife is completing the last year of her fellowship in maternal/fetal medicine at the University of Chicago. We were married in April 1997 and are currently living in Chicago. I am in close contact with Greg Klein C/W’93, who is in L.A. and working for an Internet startup, Dan Brown C’93, who is a lawyer in New York, Dr. Dave Furman C’93, who is in his residency in radiology in New York, and Derek Roth W’93, who is also working for a startup. All are doing well.”

Jill Varon C’93 has joined the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, in its Los Angeles office, as a third-year associate. Jill, along with her former employer, will be establishing an entertainment-law practice within the firm.

Jason Wood W’93 in September was named to the USA National Rugby Team for a tour of Scotland and Wales.

Dr. Jennifer N. Forshey C’94 D’97 <> graduated from Harvard Medical School in June and is a surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Melody Grewal W’94 <> e-mails, “I left the Toronto office of Deloitte & Touche LLP in February, and am now a senior business analyst in the finance department of University Health Network, Canada’s largest hospital. I still live in Toronto with my husband, Christian.”

Dr. Marios Koufaris C/W’94 lives in New York. “I received my Ph.D. in information systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University in September,
and am currently an assistant professor of computer information systems at Baruch College (CUNY), where I teach electronic commerce to graduate business students.”

Robert Maitner Jr. GPU’94 was promoted at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the fall and leads a financial-accounting-software implementation team at the Naval Research Lab in Washington. “I would love to hear from Penn and Fels friends at <>.”

Tamara Sloan Rice C’94 married Joe Rice in Greensboro, N.C., on June 17. Penn grads who attended were Monica Nermark C’94, Sarah O’Herron C’94, Tom Farole W’93, Melinda Schlarbaum C’94, Jason Stanard C/W’94, Doug Baumstein C’94, Jen Flood W’94, Rupert Bader W’94 and Bilge Ogut C/W’94. Tamara and Joe now live in New York.

Dr. David G. Simon C’94 and his wife, Erika, recently moved back to West Palm Beach, Fla., “where I have started my own specialty practice limited to orthodontics
<>. I completed my residency in orthodontics in June at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.”

Jennifer Reardon Tolton C’94 married J. Kelly Tolton EAS’94 in Washington on Sept. 9. Alumni attending were Jim Reardon W’80, Ben Holman C’94, Michael Kroll W’94, Jill Eskin Smith C’94, Candy Smugeresky Mattson EAS’94, Heather Leisman W’93 and Dan Shore L’94. Kelly is a process engineer for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Jennifer is a solutions consultant for Hyperion Solutions. They live in Doylestown, Pa., and would love to hear from their classmates and “fellow unrenovated Quad survivors” <> and <>.

Gabriel G. Tsui C/W’94 has joined Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz as an associate in its Chicago office; prior to law school, he was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.

Susan Garfield C’95 and Steven Noyes C’95 were married in Brewster on Cape Cod on Sept. 16. Jason McKibben C’95 and Shannon Armstrong C’95 were members of the wedding party. Susan <> and Steve make their home in Cambridge, Mass., where they pursue careers in writing/healthcare consulting and computer programming, respectively.

Dr. Marc Dubin C’95 M’99 and Anat Barnir Dubin SW’97 are pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Raina Tova, future class of 2022. She was born on May 22 in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Marc is a second-year resident in otolaryngology.

Rachel Goldenberg C’95 married Mark Sherman C’95 in Coconut Grove, Fla., on Sept. 2. The wedding party included Andrew Mathias W’95, Adam S. Cohen C’95, Marc Saiontz W’95, Mark Trachtenberg C’95, Joshua Senders C’95, Doug Spear C’95, Sarah Kotler C’95, Jessica Pollock C’95 and Marci Walner W’95. Also attending were Sonny Goldschein C’95, Jenn Friedman C’95, Michele Gittelsohn C’95, Carrie Girgenti C’95, Leigh Fuchs C’95, Darren Swidler C’95, Dana Plansky C’96, Rachel Berkow C’99, David Lazarus W’93, Karen Roth C’94, Margery Gordon C’94 and Eric Einstein W’95. Mark’s e-mail address is <>.

Geoffrey G. Gussis C’95 received his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1998 then practiced for a year and a half before going part-time to work on the Internet company he started during his first year of law school. “I went full-time about nine months ago, and the company is up to 12 employees and steaming ahead. My former law firm works as our outside counsel and set up a round of financing to help us grow. Well, to make a long story short, we were recently featured on CNNfn, and I thought it might be of interest back at Penn. The interview is in RealPlayer format and quite large, so click to download it first before playing it, especially if you have a slow connection ( net_video/51241.htm).”

Dr. Hubert-Jan Karreman V’95 married Emily Rebekah Zimmerman in Huntington, Vt., on Nov. 10. She is the daughter of Dr. George F. Zimmerman V’76. Hue and Becky live in western Chester County and work in Lancaster County with their dairy veterinary practice, Penn Dutch Cow Care.

Martha McGrail C’95 <> recently relocated to New York to assume a senior-associate position with Korn/Ferry International.

Dr. Melissa Schindel C’95 is happy to announce her engagement to Todd Kaplan; they will marry on Long Island in September. She is in her last year of residency in orthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry, and he is an attorney practicing in New York.

Brian C. Schwartz W’95 has joined the law firm of Downs, Rachlin & Martin PLLC, based in Burlington, Vt., as an associate, practicing corporate and commercial law.

Jenifer Wana C’95 <> e-mails, “I left my job at In Style magazine to attend Stanford Business School, where I am now a first-year student.”

Maggie Hansing Angle C’96 married Justin Angle W’96 at the Seattle Yacht Club on July 15. Penn family members included Margaret’s father, Dr. Charles Hansing C’60 M’65, her brother, Duncan Hansing C’03 and her cousin, William Siemers C’91. Alumnae in the bridal party included Denise Bouvet C’96, Kim Muscatel C’96, Sara Nelson C’98, Hardy Viener C’96, Kirk Shipley C’96, Melissa Kaplan W’96 and Clive Brown C’96. Guests included Rob Blumhof C’97, Michel Cogan W’98, Allison Geuder EAS’96, Marta Glazier C’97, Gail Hookailo C’96, Amy Hoopes C’97, Kate Lehman W’97, Tanya Nolan W’96, Daniel Mulholland C’99, Jeffrey Spencer C’96, Claire Swift C’96, Dr. Marvin Makinen C’61 M’68, Breck Longstreth CW’74 and Dr. William Longstreth Jr. M’75. Maggie and Justin recently relocated from San Francisco to Philadelphia, where he is now Penn’s assistant rowing coach and doing consulting work, and she is manager of public relations and events for Womens Way.

Lora Blackman Byala C/EAS’96 and Gary Byala EAS/W’97 are thrilled to announce that they were married in June. Among those attending were best man Andrew Byala C/EAS’00, groomsman Richard Bub W’97, bridesmaids Dr. Karen Levine C’95 and Morisa Steuerman Goldman C’96; and Scott Goldman EAS’96, Amy Liese EAS’96, Michael Walters EAS’96, Richard Evans EAS’96, Heather Koehler EAS/W’97, Alexis Bennett C’96, Katie Portnoy Turnacioglu C’96 and Sinan Turnacioglu C’96, Debbie Hallak C’98, James Nicholson EAS’97, Shelley Steward C/EAS’99, Yousef Master EAS/W’97, Craig Miller EAS’97, and Steve Feld WG’87 and Tracy Krause Feld C’90. After the wedding, Lora and Gary moved to Rockville, Md. After receiving her master’s in transportation from MIT, she is a transportation analyst for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is self-employed as a strategic management and logistics consultant.

Kathleen P. Gallagher GNu’96 has returned to Philadelphia as senior associate dean for administration and finance at the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine. She is also an adjunct faculty member in nursing administration at Penn’s School of Nursing.

Shari Bart Gottlieb C’96 G’97 married Daniel Gottlieb in September. “The wedding party featured a mostly Penn cast: Amy Walter C’96, Eric Conner C’96, Liz O’Flanagan C’97, Lauren Smith C’99 and Dr. Ellen Bart Wiedner V’98. Also attending were Zi-Fan Yu C’94, Raj Prasad C’95, Andrea Heberlein C’95, Ben Pollock C’95, Bernie Hou EAS’95 and Elaine Dwyer Hou EAS’96, Karen Cho C’96, Marc Richmond C’97, Donna Marie Caro C/W’96, Andrew Segall C’96 and his lovely new wife [Carrie], William Peter Niner W’98, Peter Segall C’99, Mike Deutsch EAS’98, Jonah Paransky C/EAS’97 Jason Epstein EAS’97 and his fianc»e, and my new cousins, Josh Sherman C’99 and Rachel Sherman C’02. It was an awfully fun time and I invite anyone who wants to see pictures to go to our Web site ( Now that the whirlwind of the wedding has calmed down, I’m working as the Webmaster at SYNNAP, a startup company in New Haven, Conn., and training for a half-marathon on behalf of the American Diabetes Association <>.”

Jake Laufer C’96 <> is working as “a musician and TV researcher/writer and associate producer in Arlington, Va. My big news is the completion of my new CD after nearly two years of recording. It is now being shopped around to labels and is available at (; tracks also available online through Would love to hear from old classmates.”

Susan Markowitz C’96 <> is happy to announce her engagement to Colin Gerson; a June wedding is planned. They live in New York, where she works at Cablevision Systems Corporation as a media relations manager and he is a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Erik Marth W’96 married Mary Larsen on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Nov. 10. Last August, in honor of the wedding, he joined Steven Slone W’95, Gary Kaplan EAS’95, Raj Amin EAS/W’95, Brian Bohr C’96, Jeff Lieberman EAS/W’96, John McHugh EAS/W’97, Rob Salama C’96, Salvador Paiz W’96, Adam Small W’97, Jon King C/EAS’97, Scott Engelman W’97, Kenneth Zide C’97 GGS’98 and Fran McCloskey C’97 for a reunion in Miami Beach, Fla. Erik and Mary live in the San Francisco area where he is earning his MBA at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business <>.

James G. Mundie CGS’97 had drawings included in Prodigies, an exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia in August.

Margaret L. Young Napier W’97 <> e-mails that two Penn Band alumni tied the knot: she married Bill Napier EAS’98 in Chicago on June 3. Participating in the ceremony were Melissa Kaplan C’96, Jen Koh W’01, Owen Murphy C’99, Scott Levine EAS’98, Mark Sullivan EAS’00, Erin Davis Nu’95 GNu’99, Greer Cheeseman EE’77, Julia Willey W’97 and Michael Laskin EAS’98. Other alumni attending were Jason Pollack C’96, Myrtland Roberts C’01, Jamie L. Rosenthal C’03, Dave Evans EAS’99, Vik Govindan C’98 and Robert Boyle C’98. “Highlight of the wedding: When the best man had the DJ put in the Penn Band CD for ‘Drink a Highball,’ the guests actually threw toast at the newlyweds.”

Jeff Pokras C’97 married Melinda Mai Nguyen at Old Saint Mary’s Church in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. The wedding party included sister of the bride and maid-of-honor Alana Nguyen CGS’01, best man Derek Yan W’97, and groomsmen Kenny Kwok C’97 and Winston Chow W’97. After the wedding, Melinda and Jeff honeymooned in Australia, then returned home to Arlington, Va.

Rachel Rothman C’97 married Adam J. Cohen Syracuse, N.Y., on Aug. 26. Penn attendees at the wedding included: her sister and maid of honor Sarah Rothman EAS’02, bridesmaid Allison Miller W’97, Richard Rudolph, W’70, Blake Mills EAS’97, Michael Adelstein C/W’96, Brian Kaplan W’97, Jon Del Pizzo C’95, Seth Weinberg C’95 and Jamie Davis C’97. Rachel met Adam at Cornell Law School; she is a real estate attorney with the law firm of Pepe & Hazard in Hartford, Conn.

Lt. Edward V. Son EAS’97 <> was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy after graduation, attended the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I., and then, stationed on the frigate, USS Vandegrift, was forward-deployed in Yokosuka, Japan. “I served as the anti-submarine warfare officer. We made a number of port visits to a number of countries and territories (and states) including South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Guam, Hawaii, Saipan and even Shanghai, where the ship’s company had an opportunity to fly to Beijing and even climb the Great Wall). After my 19-month tour I finally returned to the States in January [1999] only to return to school: this time a Navy school, the Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, S.C. Right now I’m in the second half of this school but this time in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where I currently work at a nuclear reactor, until March. After that I’ll be stationed on a aircraft carrier probably in Norfolk, Va. I’d love to hear from old friends who I’ve lost touch with. I hope this isn’t too long for someone who just graduated but sailors move around a lot.”

Christine Tarr C’97 <> is pleased to announce her engagement to Chris Chorba. She is a third-year law student at George Washington University and he is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia. They will marry in Georgetown, Va., on Sept. 1, and will move to Los Angeles, where Chris just accepted an offer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Holly White C’97 is engaged to Gary Blum W’97; they plan to marry on July 21, in Seekonk, Mass. She works at Cohn & Wolfe Healthcare, a public relations firm in Manhattan and he is employed at Goldman Sachs.

Alli Feldman C’98 started a new job in October as an assistant media planner with the advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, where she works in the media management group on the IBM account. For two years prior to this, she was a paralegal in the structured-finance department of the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Kate Finnefrock C’98 married Jason Lee Taylor EAS/W’95 in Washington on Dec. 2.

Ashley Elise Nichols W’98 married Harold Webb Blevins Jr. in Sea Island, Ga., on Aug. 12. The wedding party included Alyse Dann C’98, Paige Kahn C’98, Lauren Schlenoff C’98 L’01 and Kemp Webber C’98. Guests included James Bodine W’89 WG’94, Valerie Cines C’98, Corinna Freedman C’98, John Hansel C’98, Lisa Hurd C’98, Nick Lemen W’97, Kathryn McCarthy C’98, Steven Nichols W’70, Mike Steib C’98 and Vivian Yeh W’98. Ashley and Harold live in San Francisco and would love to hear from friends and visitors <>.

Reid Schneider W’98 <> “recently wrapped up production on two video games for the Game Boy Color system. The first game, Little Nicky, is based on the Adam Sandler feature released in November. The second game, Batman: Chaos in Gotham, is based on The New Batman Adventures cartoon. On both of these titles I worked as the associate producer.”


Dr Fabian Chen GM’00, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Division at the University, was a winner in the basic-science research category of the 6th Annual AstraZeneca Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum, held in Quebec last August.

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