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36 Herbert K. Sloane C’36 in October received the Order of the Tower Award from the Pennington School Alumni Association. A former Arizona administrative judge, he does pro-bono legal work. He also continues to fly: a member of the 80-and-over flyers group of Lifeline Pilots Association, he flies poor people to medical facilities around the country.

41 Dr. Erwin Klingsberg Ch’41 lectured on “Pyridine Chemistry in New Jersey” at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in New York last September.

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43 Dorothy Madway Sampson CW’43, a licensed clinical social worker, writes that she co-wrote The Healing Journey Through Retirement: Your Journal of Transition and Transformation, published by J. T. Wiley & Son in 2000. “In addition, I have served for the past 16 years as a special advocate in the Juvenile Court of San Diego County; I advocate for children who have been placed in foster care because of neglect or abuse.”

48 Harold Bigler W’48 in November was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He began his athletic career in 1943 as captain of the Taylor Allderdice High School football team in Pittsburgh; he went on to play for Bucknell University in 1944 before transferring to Penn in 1945, where he lettered and played center. He is an avid golfer and tennis player.

Dr. Philip Rizzo C’48 G’49 Gr’59 wrote The Sounding of Horns, which is set in the Italian neighborhood of South Philadelphia in the 1920s; it was published by America House Book Publishers last year.

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52 Mary Deputy Brubaker Nu’52 GEd’56 was presented in October with the Founders Lifetime Service Award by the Eastern Mennonite High School Alumni Association. She was a 1932 graduate of that school in Harrisonburg, Va.

Emily Pritchard Cary CW’52 has written The Ghost of Whitaker Mountain (2002), which she describes as, “At face value, it is light reading, a fluff of romance in a trouble-weary world, but this Penn- and Pennsylvania-inspired novel is based on contemporary events, state history, archaeology, research, and prodding by Dr. Frederick Jones (my senior adviser) to write about the mysteries that bedeviled my ancestors: 50 years later, I found the time to do his bidding. This novel will be followed in 2004 by the publication of two more, one inspired by my summer as a graduate student on a Southwest Indian reservation (courtesy of a Penn fellowship), and another based on current wildlife and immigration difficulties in Patagonia. And then there’s one brewing that tackles the influence of folklore in Wales. Ah, retirement!”

Robert (Luke) Schwartz W’52 has been appointed to the taxation committee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, in addition to being a continuing member and past-chair of the Mid-America Tax Conference, a joint presentation of the society and the St. Louis Bar Association

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53 John J. DiMino WEv’53, Jeffer-sonville, Pa., wrote A Soldier and IBM Machines in World War II, published in 2001 and available from the Historical Society of Montgomery County. It describes his experiences with a records unit, especially during the Nazi siege of Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge

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55 Dr. Norman N. Cohen M’56 GM’60 assumed the presidency of the Pennsylvania Society of Gastro-enterology in September and serves until September 2005. The first gastroenterologist in Philadelphia to realize the potential of fiberoptic endoscopy, he trained GI fellows at Penn’s Medical School in the technique—and his plumber, whom he helped endoscope a drain pipe and pinpoint an obstruction. Currently he maintains a private practice in gastroenterology, and is clinical professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and chief of the GI department at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He enjoys teaching, and is an avid fisherman: affectionately known as “Stormin’ Norman,” he pursues his objectives the same way he fishes, with intensity and tenacity.

George J. Merva CCC’55, Springfield, Pa., on Nov. 10 celebrated 50 years at Penn: he is a laboratory administrator in the pathology department of the Medical School. A former Marine, he met his now-deceased wife, Josephine Mariana, while they attended evening classes at Penn. A registered nurse, trained at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, she liked to joke she gave up the opportunity of a Penn B.S. for her Mrs. Mr. George is known to several generations of medical students, as well as many researchers and faculty. All six of his children are college graduates and four went to Penn: Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey Nu’76, a nurse practitioner in Phoenix; George Jr., a realtor; Michael J. Merva FA’82 GFA’88, an AIDS-research specialist at Penn; Jean Merva Bulmer Nu’80 GNu’85, a clinical specialist; John R. Merva W’85, an attorney; and David Merva, an engineer.

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56 Chhaganbhai Bhakta C’56 wrote in November, “Last summer we went for a week to Yellowstone Park with senior citizens of the Asian Indian Seniors Association (and on a week-long cruise to Alaska). It was a memorable journey, with a beautiful view of ‘God’s Country.’ Someone in our group said, ‘Heaven came to greet us.’ Summer 2002 we went to see Panama and the Panama Canal with a couple from England. Hospitality was great, and I took lots of pictures. This month we are going to India for a four-week trip through the South, visiting old classmates, friends, and relatives, and attending meetings, &c.; we shall be back by mid-February. I still do yogic exercises and maintain my vegetarian diet. Have a great 2004!”

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58 Miriam Strauss Einhorn CW’58 has been appointed by Chelten-ham Township to its economic redevelopment task force. She has served for 18 years on the township citizen’s advisory committee. and was the real estate adviser to the LaMott and Wyncote boards of historical and architectural review. She sells residential and commercial real estate for Prudential Fox & Roach, and is their vice-president of career opportunities.

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59 Dr. Harold P. Koller C’59 was included in America’s Top Doctors, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. last year. A pediatric ophthalmologist with offices in Philadelphia, Meadowbrook, Pa., and Voorhees, N.J., he is the past-chair of the ophthalmology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, former councilor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, and chair and CEO of The Halo Centers, Inc. And he serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, The Review of Ophthalmology, and The Eyenet magazine.

Robert Morris Skaler Ar’59, a forensic architect and architectural historian, has collected historic photos of Broad Street for 40 years. His second pictorial history, Philadelphia’s Broad Street, South and North, was published last year by Arcadia Publishing in its Images of America series. His earlier book in the series was West Philadelphia, University City to 52nd Street.

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60 Denise Scott Brown GCP’60 GAr’65 Hon’94 was honored in September by the Moore College of Art and Design with its Visionary Woman Award. She and her husband, Robert C. Venturi Hon’80, are principals in the Philadelphia-based architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown. She serves on the board of overseers of the University Libraries.

Dr. Patricia Herlihy G’60 Gr’63, emeritus professor of Russian and Soviet history at Brown University, wrote The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia, published last year by Oxford University Press.

William Boyd Katz W’60 wrote a number of poems following Sept. 11, including “Prologue.” “The catastrophe of 11 September,/ then remember the tribulations of/ mankind. Civilization’s sign, the/ prologue need to that evolving/ psyche deed, to that which is/ honor and justice fine.”

Prof. Jonathan Rose C’60 has made another installment to his acquisitions of rare works of English legal history for the Ross-Blakely Law Library at Arizona State University; using his stipend as a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, he bought over 75 volumes from a private British collection.

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61 Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64, Philadelphia, founding chair of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, has endowed Penn’s first law-firm professorship, the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law Chair. He was quoted, “I regard my Penn Law education as the foundation for my accomplishments. I am thrilled that Pat O’Connor and our executive committee decided to share a portion of our success with the institution that launched my career, and the futures of so many of our firm’s finest attorneys.” Cozen serves on the Penn Law School’s board of overseers and the advisory board of its Institute for Law and Economics. He founded the firm in 1968, and has seen it grow from six lawyers to more than 470 lawyers practicing in 19 offices in this country and an office in London; it is now ranked among the largest 100 U.S. law firms.

Robert Parry G’61 Gr’67 retired in September as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; with 17 years service, he was the longest-serving president of a federal-reserve bank. In his term he was active in civic organizations, helping found the Bay Area Economic Forum, the Bay Area Council (a public-policy organization of the region’s largest employers), and he strongly supported community capital-investment initiatives in the poorest neighborhoods.

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62 Dr. Maurice L. Hirsch Jr. W’62 was honored by the Paso Fino Horse Association by induction into the breed’s hall of fame at the 2003 National Grand Championship Horse Show in September.

Michael A. Varet W’62 is a partner of the New York law firm of Piper Rudnick LLC. He was recently named to the board of Scenic Hudson, a nonprofit environmental organization and separately incorporated land trust that works from Manhattan to the Adirondacks foothills. He and his wife, Elizabeth Rosenwald Varet, are energetic supporters of its opposition to a large coal-fired cement plant and mining complex proposed for Columbia County.

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63 Dr. Philip Flynn G’63, professor of English at the University of Delaware, wrote The Adventures of Gideon Cairn, which was published by 1st Books Library in 2002.

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65 Zola Bryen CW’65 G’81 <BZola@aol.com> recently completed ceramic-tile murals for the arts-in-transit project of the PATCO Speedline, which connects South Jersey to Center City Philadelphia. The murals in the Ashland and Lindenwold stations resemble quilts and are combinations of her tiles and mosaic panels. She has been collaborating with architects and designers, making custom tiles in ceramic and glass for public-art projects and private clients.

Beverly R. Budin CW’65 is a partner in the family-wealth-management group of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning and estate and trust administration. She recently joined the board of Philadelphia-based Maternity Care Coalition, which provides community-based outreach, education, and support to improve maternal and child health and well-being.

Warren Lieberfarb W’65, who recently completed more than 20 years as the head of Warner Home Video, was appointed to the board of Digital Theatre Systems and Sirius Satellite Radio. In October he received the DÈcoration des Arts et Lettres from the French Minister of Culture and Communication at a ceremony at MIPCOM (the International Market for Audiovisual Content) in Cannes. The minister said, “Thanks to Warren Lieberfarb, the miracle of DVD became a reality. He played a pivotal role in bringing the entire home-entertainment industry behind a single format. Never in the history of consumer electronics has a technology been so rapidly and widely adopted.” Upon receiving the tribute, Warren commented, “My affection for this country is long-standing and runs very deep, and to receive this DÈcoration from the Government of France makes me feel both proud and humble. My frequent visits to this country have made me aware of the unique love for film of the French people, and the unique contribution of France to world cinema. I am deeply honored by this award. The success of DVD in Europe was due significantly to a shared belief of many of the leading figures in the French film industry.” A trustee of the University, serving on the trustees’ nominating and development committees, Warren Lieberfarb also is an overseer of the University of Pennsylvania Library and serves on the undergraduate advisory board of The Wharton School. And he serves on the board and is a trustee of the American Film Institute. He is married to Gail Kamer, a portfolio manager with a Los Angeles investment firm, who is chair of the National Mental Health Awareness Committee; Warren takes a very active interest in his three stepchildren and his two grandchildren.

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66 Dr. Stephen L. Green C’66 is an infectious-diseases specialist who has been in private practice in Southeast Virginia since 1977; he is also a professor of clinical internal medicine on the voluntary faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Last year his first book, The Art of Medical Consulting: A Practical Guide, was published by Medcon Publications. He and his wife, Sue, have established a charitable foundation, Sedona, Ltd., that collects unused, unexpired drug samples and medical supplies from doctors’ offices, hospitals, and home healthcare agencies, which are then made available to non-governmental medical charities working abroad.

Robert I. Toll L’66 is chair and CEO of Toll Brothers Inc., a luxury-home building company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. A longtime advocate of providing educational opportunities to students in need, in October he made a major gift to expand the Albert and Sylvia Toll Scholarship Fund at the Penn Law School, tripling to 15 the scholarships given every year. “I believe that anyone who wants to go, and gets in, should not have to struggle to both pay for and succeed at the Law School,” he said. A member of the Penn Law School board of overseers, he established the fund in 1991 in honor of his parents and his father’s love of the law.

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67 Mark L. Austrian W’67 L’70 has been appointed to the adjunct faculty of the American University Washington College of Law to teach a course, Advanced Evidence in the Digital World.

Eric R. White GEd’67 GrEd’75 co-authored the chapter “Faculty Advising and Technology” in Faculty Advising Examined: Enhancing the Potential of College Faculty as Advisors, published last year by Anker Publishing Company. In 2002 he received the Virginia B. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising presented by the National Academic Advising Association.

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68 William J. Glasgow W’68 <wglasgow@fishneave.com> e-mails, “I have recently joined the intellectual-property law firm of Fish & Neave as its chief operating officer; my new office is in New York.”

69 Andrew Beckerman C’69 <beckrdaw@swcp.com> e-mails, “Last May I was named Humanitarian of the Year by United Way of Santa Fe County. Among my various volunteer duties, I serve as co-chair of the lesbian and gay funding partnership at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and I am a member of the New Mexico advisory and national leadership councils at The Trust for Public Land. My partner, John Daw, and I recently celebrated our 23rd anniversary; we have lived in Santa Fe for the past 12 years. Inveterate travelers we are planning a five-week trip to Australia, if we can find anyone to baby-sit Rhoda, our two-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback-labrador mix. Is anyone available in April?”

Randy Rolfe CW’69 wrote The Four Temperaments: A Rediscovery of the Ancient Way of Understanding Character and Health, published in 2002 by Marlowe & Co. in New York.

David M. Swersky C’69 is ecstatic to announce that he and his wife, Jayne Sosland (a Barnard graduate) are the proud parents of Simone Pearl, born on Jan. 22, 2002, and Samuel Asher, born on Aug. 12, 2003. “Hopefully, Simone and Asher can continue the Swersky name at Penn by being members of the Classes of 2024 and 2025, respectively.”

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70 Russ Chandler WG’70, an Atlanta entrepreneur, wrote a second novel, Avenged, which was published by RiverOak Publishing in 2002. His first novel, The Last Olympics, arose from his concerns over security at the Olympics: he had created, staffed, and managed the Olympic Village at the Atlanta games in 1996. He and his wife, Sammie, have three daughters; Sammie sponsors children from Third World countries for medical treatment in the U.S.

Sherrie Raiken Savett C’70 L’73, chair of securities litigation at the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., spoke on a corporate-governance panel at the First Circuit Judicial Conference held last September.

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71 Ian M. Comisky W’71 L’74 is co-chair of the white-collar, internal, and government-investigations group at Blank Rome LLP, practicing in its Philadelphia and Boca Raton, Fla., offices. In October he was a faculty member at the ABA’s National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud 2003. And he presented a seminar to the Montgomery County (Pa.) CPA Association entitled “Uncovering Your Client’s Offshore Asset: The Civil and Criminal Tax Implications.”

Dr. Joseph J. Feeney Gr’71, professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, co-edited Hopkins Variations: Standing Round a Waterfall, published by the Saint Joseph’s University Press and the Fordham University Press.

Libby Fischer Hellmann CW’71 has published two in a series of mysteries about a Chicago video producer who stumbles across murders and becomes an amateur sleuth: An Eye for Murder was published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2002 and A Picture of Guilt, by the same house last July. Libby’s short stories have appeared in both American and British publications; she is a past-president of Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland chapter) and has chaired the Edgar short-story committee. She lives on Chicago’s North Shore with her husband, two teenagers, and “a beagle, shamelessly named Shiloh.”

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72 James Greenberg GAr’72 in October was appointed managing principal of Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn (EE&K) Architects. Previously he was a principal with The Hillier Group, the national architectural firm, operations director of its New York office, and chief information officer.

Dr. Robert E. Litan W’72, vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-wrote Following the Money: The Enron Failure and the State of Corporate Disclosure, published last year by Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Carla M. Messikomer CW’72 G’85 Gr’90 is president of the Acadia Institute, a non-profit center for the study of issues in medical medicine, science, and society. She co-edited, with Dr. Allen Glicksman G’84 Gr’90, Society and Medicine: Essays in Honor of RenÈe C. Fox, published last year by Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, N.J. and London).

Dr. William G. Woods M’72, chief medical officer for the AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in October was named to its Daniel P. Amos Chair, funded by AFLAC. He also serves as division director for pediatric hematology/ oncology and blood and marrow transplantation at Emory University School of Medicine.

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73 Dr. David Felten Gr’73 M’73 in September was appointed dean of the School of Graduate Medical Education at Seton Hall University. Previously he was professor of anatomy and neurobiology and executive director of the Susan Samueli Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of California at Irvine. His research helped establish the field of pyschoneuroimmunology, and he is currently revising the Frank Netter Medical Illustrations in Neurosciences and is the lead author of the Netter’s Atlas of Neurosciences, published last year. He is a past recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship.

Barbara Flanagan CW’73 <bflanagan@rcn.com> is a writer, designer, and sea-kayaker who trained as an architect. Her new book about floating architecture and neighborhoods in North America, The Houseboat Book (Rizzoli International/Universe), is now available on Amazon.com; it includes her design for an off-the-grid water dwelling of the future. Her product design, the Snap-it-up Organizer, for the MoMA Design Store, is featured in the MoMA Gift Catalog and (www.momastore.org). Based in Bethlehem Pa., she lives with her “fun and amazing children, Nat (18), and Gillian (14).”

Dr. Adam Garfinkle C’73 Gr’79 reports that he has been appointed “speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning).”

Jonathan C. Schoff C’73 has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., a national utility engineering and construction firm based in Blue Bell, Pa. He joined the company in 1974. After spending the last almost 20 years living in South Bend, Ind., as division manager of the Great Lakes division then as vice president of the firm’s Central region, he, his wife, Laura, and their children have relocated to the Collegeville, Pa., area. Jon, who grew up in the Germantown district of Philadelphia, is getting reacquainted with the area and plans to show his three teenagers all that it has to offer: Franklin Field and the Palestra are tops on the list, as well as the Poconos and the Jersey Shore.

Sam Schwab W’73 is president of S. Schwab Company, designer and marketer of children’s clothing, which owns Little Me and is the licensee for Ralph Lauren. Prior to his entry into the apparel industry, Sam practiced international law in Washington. And he is parent of two undergraduates, Matthew A. Schwab W’04 and Lauren A. Schwab C’06. “Both children are enjoying Penn immensely. It has been wonderful to re-discover Penn through one’s children’s experiences.” Sam and his wife, Lyn, currently live in New York, where she studies modern and contemporary art.

Dr. Arthur Segal C’73 D’76, founding chair of the Hilton Head Island-Greater Savannah Alumni Club, co-hosted the Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament on Labor Day weekend; it raises money for the island’s charities to benefit children in need. He had time to reminisce with his classmate, David Naughton C’73, star of film and television (including American Werewolf in London), who was an invited guest celebrity.

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74 John H. Forbes C’74 has been appointed director of the Zeit Foundation of Hamburg. He will head a department in its New York office. He and his wife, Christina, have three grandchildren, and live in New York and Naples, Fla.

Ethan Russo C’74 reports that he has just retired from the practice of neurology after 20 years, to take a full-time natural-products research position as senior medical adviser for GW Pharmaceuticals of Porton Down, U.K. He will continue to live in Montana, but work online and make periodic trips to England. His latest book is Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science and Sociology, and forthcoming from Haworth Press is Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription. He can be reached at <erusso@montanadsl.net>.

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75 Dr. Mitchell S. Felder C’75 <mfelder@pathway.net> is chair and co-founder of Infectech, Inc., a biotechnology company in Sharon, Pa. It holds 32 patents in microbiology, bioremediation, and cancer therapeutics; he is co-author of 15 of them, three of which appeared in The New York Times patent section. The company was recently acquired by Nutra Pharma Corp., a California biotechnology company. An attending neurologist at the Horizon campus of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mitchell is married and has two sons, Justin and Sam.

Sandra L. Garz GCP’75, Philadelphia, has been promoted to vice president and director of strategic operations at Urban Engineers, Inc., where she had been director of facilities business development since joining the firm in November 2002. Previously she was executive director of the local chapter of AIA. She is chair of Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture and Design, the first its kind in the country. She also serves on the board of Penn Praxis, a non-profit organization co-run by Penn’s School of Design.

Linda A. Goldstein CW’75 in November joined the New York-based law and consulting firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Previously she was chair of the advertising, marketing, and media department at Hall, Dickler, Kent, Goldstein & Wood, LLP, where she also served on its executive committee. Head of the government and legal-affairs committee of the Promotion Marketing Association, she is legal columnist for Response and Direct magazines.

C. Tom Kendrick GEE’75 WG’75, San Carlos, Calif., wrote Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-proofing Your Project, published last year by the American Management Association. His Web site is (www.failureproofprojects.com).

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76 Nina M. Gussack C’76 GEd’76 is vice-chair of the executive committee and chair of the health-effects litigation practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. In October she was named chair of the drug and medical-device committee of the Defense Research Institute, an international association of trial lawyers and corporate counsel concerned with the defense of civil actions involving pharmaceutical and medical-device litigation.

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77 Elisa Menocal Barton C’77 writes, “In the years since graduating from Penn, I have devoted most of my time to raising four lovely daughters and to teaching foreign languages. The youngest of the girls is a junior in high school and is considering applying to Penn next year. I currently teach a couple of Spanish courses at Villanova University, where I completed a master’s degree in 1991.”

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78 Jeri Hahn-Markowitz OT’78 wrote Babies! A Guide to Development and Play in the First Year and Toddlers! A Guide to Development and Play From One to Three Years, both published in Jerusalem last year.

Joseph Weiss GEE’78 <JFWeiss@worldnet.att.net> e-mails, “I was recently given the opportunity to lead the communications-solutions division at ARINC, Inc., in Annapolis, Md., as vice president and general manager. The division supplies mission-critical business-communications services and solutions to the aerospace, aviation, government, and transportation industries, and is being expanded to include healthcare and other critical infrastructure industries. The business is worldwide in scope and touches 120+ nations.”

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79 Leslie Ehrin C’79 writes, “For the last 20 years, I developed a career in publishing and later as an art consultant, as well as pursuing graduate level study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. From 1991 to 2000, managing The Gallery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was my ‘day job’ while I worked on my own painting career. During the last three years I have devoted myself to photography and painting of Italy, France and South Africa. Last year, I had eight invitational, one-woman and group exhibits throughout the East of my Tuscany paintings while also teaching fine art at Cabrini College. Additionally, I helped edit a book by Susan Ford Collins, The Joy of Success, which was published last spring by HarperCollins. Last summer I returned to art consulting while still working on my own fine-art career. Currently I am working as director of client development and senior project management with art4business in Manayunk, which is working with the Wharton School on a timeline of its history and achievements, for display in College Hall.”

Dave Lieber C’79 has published a new book, The Dog of My Nightmares: Stories by Texas Columnist Dave Lieber. “The book is a collection of 90 memorable stories from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about family, friends and foes. It’s available at (www.yankeecowboy.com).”

Dr. Seth L. Matarasso C’79 is a dermatologic surgeon who maintains a private practice in San Francisco specializing in skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. He was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, and was recently promoted to clinical professor of dermatology.

Amanda Uhry C’79 e-mails, “After a successful first career in medical public relations, I opened Manhattan Private School Advisors in 2001, a New York-based school-consulting service which grew exponentially and was featured in a front page story in The New York Times and in The Times of London, and on NBC. The firm sees over 1500 families a year and just opened its second division, MPSA College Advisors. My daughter, Arabella, adopted in China as an infant, is in second grade in New York. We divide our time between New York and Ridgefield, Conn. I would love to hear from Penn classmates at <auhry@nyc.rr.com>.”

Dr. Robert M. Wachter C’79 M’83 writes, “After Penn I migrated to California, where I’ve done pretty well in academic medicine. At UCSF, one of the top hospitals and med schools in the country, I now run the medical service and have become a national leader in the organization of hospital care (having led the new field of hospitalists—physicians who care just for hospitalized patients), and, more recently, in the fight against medical mistakes. I’ve just written a book on medical errors, Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America’s Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. It’s being published by Rugged Land Books of New York, and will come out in February.” From the press release: “They operate on the wrong patient, prescribe the wrong drugs, and leave instruments inside body cavities before ‘closing up.’ Meanwhile, hospitals spend billions on new gadgets, marble lobbies, and slick billboards, while politicians debate the Patients’ Bill of Rights—each of them forgetting patients’ most important right: to be able to trust their caregivers to keep them safe.”

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80 Dr. Martha W. Driver Gr’80, New York, professor of English at Pace University for 22 years, was recognized in October as a Distinguished Professor of Pace University. She has two books coming out this spring, The Image in Print (British Library Publications), about 15th-century English texts and illustrations, and From Beowulf to Buffy: the Medieval Hero on Film (McFarland Publishing), which reflects her classroom use of technology and multimedia to teach medieval literature.

Mitch Teplitsky W’80 e-mails, “From Penn to Peru: I’m finally realizing a dream and making a movie! Called Soy Andina, it’s a documentary about Peru, dance, immigration, and cross-cultural connections; read about it at (www.soyandina.com). I’m still based in New York after all these years and would enjoy hearing from old friends and new <MTeplitsky1@earthlink.net>.”

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81 Joe Glickman C’81, New York, is a freelance writer and who was twice a member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak team; his latest book, The Kayak Companion, was published by Storey Books last year.

Gloria Rosemarin C’81 GEd’81, Chicago, e-mails, “After a brief hiatus, I am back at the helm of Barrington Hart, a human-resources services firm I have managed since 1991. We offer payroll management, recruitment and workforce planning, and employment-information services to growing businesses. I would love to work with fellow alumni, contact me at <gloria@barringtonhart.com>. Also, I serve as coordinator of the Roundtable here, a consortium of alumni representatives from the Ivy League and 7 Sisters clubs. We have sponsored some terrific cultural, social and community service events.”

Susan Rudofsky Schwartz C’81 married David N. Schwartz on Sept. 21 at Beth Sholom, the synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Elkins Park, Pa. She has freelanced in the commercial-film production industry for the past 10 years. He is a senior partner at Gow & Partners in New York, a global firm specializing in corporate governance and board search. He participated in U.S.-Soviet nuclear-weapons negotiations during the first Reagan Administration and has published several books on national-security policy.

Antonio Uribe C’81 in October was appointed senior vice president in the corporate-banking department of Union Planters Bank in Miami. Previously he was president of Rosemead Management, Inc., a management-consulting firm.

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82 Miriam Benson C’82 writes, “My husband, Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen, and I just had our fourth child, Noam Benson-Tilsen, born June 17. He joins Gilah (13), Tsvi (11), and Tova (six). I am working as regional director of the Connecticut Valley region, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.”

Dr. Barry Blecherman EE’82 G’91 GrW’94 <blecherman@poly.edu> e-mails, “Sarah and I are thrilled at the arrival of our daughter Kayla on Aug. 20 as are big sisters Shayna (seven) and Mira (five), and big brother Joshua (three). I am now associate dean for undergraduate education and innovation at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn and I look forward to hearing from old friends.”

Dr. Martha Pennington Gr’82 is professor of linguistics and the first dean of faculty at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Previously she served as the Powdrill Professor of English Language Acquisition and the head of the Language Research Centre at the University of Luton in the U.K. She had once taught and served as an administrator at Penn. She has written Language in Hong Kong at Century’s End, The Computer and the Non-Native Writer, and Phonology in English Language Teaching.

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

Reuben C. Warshawsky C’82 L’85 has become chief operating officer for Zeller Realty Corporation, a Chicago-based company that with its affiliates owns, manages, and leases office buildings and commercial properties in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Indianapolis. Previously he was a partner with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, a Chicago law firm. He and his wife, Tami, and their two sons live in Deerfield, Ill.

Andrew Wels W’82 <andrew.wels@wharton.upenn.edu> was named chief regulatory counsel of TD Waterhouse Group, Inc., and general counsel of TD Waterhouse Capital Markets, Inc., the equity-trading subsidiary, which markets in over 500 Nasdaq and OTC securities. He lives in Rye Brook, N.Y., with his wife, Lauren, who manages her own consulting firm for direct marketing, their son, Matthew, and their daughter, Erica.

Lawrence H. Wertheim C’82 W’82 has opened a law firm along with two partners, Himelman, Wertheim & Geller, LLC, in Old Bridge, N.J. Previously with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel in Woodbridge, he specializes in commercial-business matters, including restrictive-covenant litigation and community-association law. He is chair of the franchise-law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and contributed to New Jersey Condominium and Community Association Law, published by Gann Laws Books. And he serves on the board of Marlboro Jewish Center.

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83 Andrew Nadel W’83 and Wendy Ferber W’87 L’93 are owners of Pride Products Distributors LLC, a distributor of promotional products and corporate gifts, in Springfield N.J. (www.pride-products.com). The company made Inc. magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the country, as it had a growth of 383% over five years. After a career selling bonds on Wall Street, Andrew quit to fulfill his dream—to own and run his own business—and started Pride Products. Wendy had been practicing corporate law at Anderson, Kill & Olick in New York for some years. After her first child she took some time off, until Pride Products grew too big for one person to run alone and joined Andrew in 1999: they have been running it together ever since. She notes, “I never thought I would be running my own business. That was never part of my long-term career plan but all my experience at Wharton, in finance, and corporate law prepared me for the challenges. That’s what keeps the work fresh. I am constantly reaching out to fellow alumni to seek their advice and find out what works and what does not. The network you create at Penn and Wharton is invaluable.” They live with their two daughters in Short Hills.

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84 Dr. Allen Glicksman G’84 Gr’90 is director of research and evaluation at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and an adjunct associate professor at Penn’s School of Nursing. He co-edited, with Dr. Carla M. Messikomer CW’72 G’85 Gr’90, Society and Medicine: Essays in Honor of RenÈe C. Fox, published last year by Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, N.J. and London).

Lori Lipsky C’84 <loril@qlm.com> e-mails, “My son, Benjamin, was born on Feb. 3, 2003; he joined his big brother Matthew, who will be four in January. I also just changed careers, and am now a legal recruiter. My husband, Rob Robertson, and I live with our family in Princeton, N.J.”

Hon. Victor J. Wolski C’84 W’84 in July was confirmed and began service as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Cooper & Kirk at the time of his nomination. Prior to that he had worked in the U.S. Senate as general counsel to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as tax counsel to Florida Senator Connie Mack; earlier he had litigated constitutional-law cases at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a non-profit, public-interest law organization based in Sacramento, Calif. Judge Wolski and his wife, Lisa, live in Arlington, Va.

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85 Howard Abramson C’85 married Ann Marie Spinelli on Aug. 31 at their house in the Hollywood Hills. The wedding also constituted a mini-PUC reunion insofar as alumni attending the wedding included Jon Hafter C’85, Alexandra Welker C’83, Adam Dolgins C’86, Robert Rosenheck C’89, and Mauri Zeff C’88, all of whom worked with Howard producing concerts while at Penn. Howard is currently a partner at Behr Abramson Kaller, a transactional-entertainment law firm in Century City that specializes in motion pictures, television, and interactive media. His clients include Neal Moritz (producer of The Fast and the Furious, XXX, Sweet Home Alabama, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls, and I Know What You Did Last Summer), Jay Roach (director of the Austin Powers franchise and Meet the Parents), Tim Daly (star of Wings, The Fugitive), Len Wiseman and Danny McBride (director and writer of Underworld), Bernie Goldmann (producer of Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Taking Lives), Tobe Hooper (director of Poltergeist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Katia Lund (co-director of City of God), and Newmarket Films (which produced and distributed Memento, The Mexican, The Skulls, Cruel Intentions, and Whale Rider).

Brenda Anderson C’85 e-mails, “G’day from Down Under! My husband, Gary, and I are proud to announce the birth of our third child, Eric George Anderson, on May 5. He joins big sisters Rachel (six) and Sophie (four), who are quite chuffed at having a little brother. I’d be happy to hear from any of my old Penn buddies at <bga@alumni.upenn.edu>. If anyone is planning a trip to my adopted country of New Zealand, I’d be pleased to give tips and advice.”

Jack Cohn C’85, Cherry Hill, N.J., has joined the law firm of Cozen O’Connor as a senior member in its insurance-coverage practice group in Philadelphia. Previously he was with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, where he practiced in its business-litigation and complex-liability, surety, and fidelity practice groups.

Scott Miller WG’85, and his wife, Julie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Reid, on June 15; he is also welcomed by his big sister Madelyn. The family lives in Dallas.

Dan (Petreanu) Perry EE’85 e-mails, “After earning a master’s degree in computer science from Columbia in 1986, I radically changed gears and became a journalist, returning to a vocation that was something of a childhood sweetheart. I landed at the Associated Press, where I have served as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. I am currently the AP bureau chief in Jerusalem, and the chair of the Foreign Press Association there as well. I am married to the wonderful and long-suffering Iris, a teacher, and we have two amazing little daughters, Israel-born Maya and Puerto Rico-born Noa. It’s a long way from Locust Walk, but I’d love to hear from any of my old classmates who might be in the area <dperry@ap.org>. Which reminds me: along the way, my name somehow morphed into the less exotic but more pronounceable Dan Perry.”

Linda Simensky C’85 in October was named senior director of children’s programming for PBS, based in Alexandria, Va. Previously she was senior vice president of original animation at the Cartoon Network and oversaw the development of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack; earlier she was with Nickelodeon, where she helped launch Doug and Rugrats. Linda was also named to the Multichannel News and Women in Cable’s Wonder Woman Class of 2003.

Farley Weiss C’85 e-mails, “Since I left Penn in 1985, I went on the pro-tennis tour for one full year and achieved a ranking of around 750 in the world; then I retired and went to law school and became a lawyer. In November 1998 I married Jessica, and recently we were fortunate to have another girl, Daniella Leah, who was born on Aug. 27. She joins her brother, Benjamin, soon to be four, and sister Aliza (two). I am a trademark and copyright attorney practicing in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the patent firm Weiss, Moy & Harris, P.C., with among other people my brother Craig Weiss C’95. Jessica takes great care of the kids and does part time work as an immigration attorney. I can be reached at my e-mail address at fweiss@weissiplaw.com>.”

Jennifer Whitlock C’85 writes to say, “I’m fired! St. Clare’s Outpatient Behavioral Health closed its Franklin, N.J., location, and I’m fired from my job as psychotherapist. The good news is that I sold a short story called ‘Sex with his Ex,’ and it will be appear in the anthology Swing! Third Party Sex, to be published by the Venus Book Club.”

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86 John Paul Basile W’86 <jpbasile@hotmail.com> e-mails, “My wife, Sophie, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Florence Isabella, on Aug. 25. She is granddaughter of Frank Basile W’53. We live in Manhattan, where we continue to fight the call of the ’burbs, limited space notwithstanding.”

Phillip Isom W’86, a partner with the Manhattan-based law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, was named among the country’s top African American lawyers in the November issue of Black Enterprise magazine. The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, New York’s bar association for black attorneys, is also going to present him with a Lawyer of the Year award on May 12.

Henry Kahwaty C’86 G’88 Gr’91 has been promoted to director at LECG, an economics and finance consulting firm. He and Mary Dooher C’85 GEd’86 have moved to London, where he works on European antitrust and competition-law projects; they enjoy living in the U.K., though their two children are not so sure. Molly has started taking piano lessons. The family hopes to get in a lot of travel over the next few years.

Michael L. Penn C’86 is professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College and an affiliate professor of psychology at Landegg International University in Switzerland. He co-wrote Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem, published recently by Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Inc.

Nathan Wilson FA’86 GFA’92 had a show of his landscapes at Boston’s Chase Gallery in December.

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87 Miriam Wolfson Banerji C’87 GEd’92, who writes under the name Meredith Bond, writes that her first book, a Regency romance, entitled Miss Seton’s Sonata, will be published in January by Kensington Books. Another book, Wooing Miss Whately, is due out in June.

Wendy Ferber W’87 L’93 see Andrew Nadel W’83.

Lisa A. Freeman C’87 G’91 Gr’95 has been appointed acting associate dean for the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This spring she will be a visiting associate professor of English at Duke University.

Keith E. Gottfried W’87 e-mails, “I was recently promoted from general counsel to senior vice president for corporate affairs for Borland Software, a Silicon Valley software company, one of the more well-known software companies in the world and a leading provider of software-development and application-infrastructure solutions. I live in San Jose, and can be reached at <Kgottfri@yahoo.com>.”

Dana Dellinger Newswanger W’87 married Brian L. Newswanger, president of Adantes Architects, on June 14 at Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia. “Family and close friends celebrated heartily until the wee hours with dinner and slam-dancing at the Union League. Definitely a successful party! Brian’s son, Garrett (14), was best man and his daughter, Whitney (16), was maid-of-honor. We live and work in Center City and can be reached at <dana.delhnger@phil.frb.org>.”

Kerry Sherin Wright C’87 was appointed in September the first director of the Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. For six years she was director of Penn’s Kelly Writers House, which last year inaugurated the annual Kerry Sherin Wright Prize, honoring her achievements as director.

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88 Dan Bollerman C’88 married Leslie Norman on Sept. 6 at Kirk-patrick Chapel in New Brunswick, N.J. Alumni attending were Neil Bernstein C’88, Colin Boyle C’88, Paul Brodsky MtE’89, Ed Gefen C’88, Thomas Hill C’88, Kevin Mills C’90, and Jay Seliber W’90. “We live in Wood-bridge. I am a sports writer for the Bloomberg news service, while Leslie is a research librarian for Bloomberg and pursuing a MLIS at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers University.”

NiaLena Caravasos W’88, Philadelphia, has been in practice with F. Emmett Fitzpatrick L’55 for more than six years, and recently became a shareholder. She will continue to concentrate on federal and state criminal defense.

Michael A. Gold C’88 W’88 and Jennifer Smith Gold C’91 G’94 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Maxwell Gold, on July 7 at 2:59 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz., and measured 20 1/8 inches. Benji’s big sister Sarah is nearly three. Michael is a partner at Baker Botts, LLP, in Washington; the Golds live in Arlington, Va., and can be reached at <michael.gold@bakerbotts.com>.

Linda Pearlman Kraner C’88 and Kenneth N. Kraner C’88, Potomac, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Talia Bern, on May 29. She was also welcomed by her big sisters, Alison and Evie, and her grandparents, Susan and Richard L. Kraner C’53 and Cathy and Samuel S. Pearlman C’63 L’66.

Teri Mendelsohn C’88 and Richard Lethin joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Saskia Lore, on Oct. 23. She joins sister Harper Ingrid (three).

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89 Scott Glickman C’89 e-mails, “I have finally returned to the U.S. after almost five years in Singapore. I am living in West Hartford, Conn., with my wife, Marcia, and four children, Hannah (nine), Sarah (seven), Tali (five), and Noah (three). I am working at Pratt & Whitney as director of quality and can be reached at <scott.glickman@pw.utc.com>.”

Samantha Britell Levine W’89 and her husband, Jeffrey, are thrilled to welcome son Duncan, who joins older brother Beckett.

Jayne S. Ressler C’89 W’89 L’94 and Dr. Kenneth M. Rose C’82 are delighted to announce that they married in an intimate wedding in New York on July 26. She is an instructor of law at Brooklyn Law School and he is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Manhattan. They would love to hear from old Penn friends: Jayne at <jayneressler@aol.com> and Ken at <k.plastique@verizon.net>.

Kuo Bianchini Tong C’89 recently completed his local running “trifecta” consisting of the Bay to Breakers, the San Francisco Marathon, and the Bridge to Bridge. Although he completed the marathon in over four hours, not one was billable to his firm (www.quorumconsulting.com).

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90 Sara Barth C’90 is the new California-Nevada regional director for The Wilderness Society, overseeing its work to protect the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite, the Black Rock Desert, Big Sur, the California Desert, and other public lands in the two states. For the past three years she served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), focusing on natural-resources issues.

Dr. Andrew D. Cutler C’90 has been promoted to senior project director at Integrated Marketing Associates, LLC, a marketing research and consulting firm in Bryn Mawr, Pa. In his two years as a project director with the firm, he directed qualitative research projects on major illnesses.

Robert S. Lytle W’90 and Nicole Lewis Lytle C’90 e-mail that they “have moved again! Robert has joined the London office of The Parthenon Group; we are planning to stay in London for two years and then return to Boston. With almost 14 years of marriage, three kids, seven interstate moves, and one international move, the years since leaving Penn have certainly been busy. Catch up with us, <londonlytles@yahoo.com>.”

Jonathan Mandell GFA’90 wrote in early October, “I just received some terrific news: Hallmark Cards has elected to use my mosaic images [“Alumni Profiles,” September-October] for a line of cards in their Tree of Life division; they are starting out with my Western Wall mosaic. Look for me in your local card shop soon.”

Paul R. Maurer EAS’90 sold his company, Streamsoft, LLC, to Manhattan Associates, an Atlanta-based supply-chain-execution software vendor. He will stay in Chicago as a senior director, managing both Manhattan’s slotting-optimization software and Streamsoft’s existing product, FlowTrak. Prior to starting up Streamsoft, he received an MBA from the University of Michigan before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers’ SCM-consulting division.

Michael McTigue C’90 and Diane Haag McTigue C’90 joyfully announce the birth of John Patrick (9 lbs. 4 oz.) on Sept. 30. He joins big sisters Julia (almost six) and Natalie (almost three). Mike is a litigation partner in the Philadelphia firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP. Although Diane still practices law on a very part-time basis, she is enjoying the busy times at home with the kids full-time.

Iris Lior Posternack C’90 and her husband, Gary Posternack, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Maia Drina, on Sept. 7 in New York. Iris is deputy chief development officer for individual gifts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Maia looks forward to playing with cousins Ethan Lior (father, Ron Lior EAS’93 W’93) and Michael and Melanie Kavaler (mother, Jill Posternack Kavaler C’87 M’91 GM’93).

Margot Kahn Rosenbaum C’90 e-mails, “My husband, David Rosenbaum, and I welcome our second daughter, Natalie Elizabeth, born March 12th. She joins older sister Amelia (three). We are all doing well and living in Chicago. I recently left my job in investment research at William Harris Investors to become a full-time mother <margotrosenbaum@alumni.upenn.edu>.”

Ellen Solomon C’90 was elected a member of the law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif., in the fall of 2000. She writes that on the heels of her successful victory at trial for Hewlett Packard in its case against Walter Hewlett in 2002, she married venture capitalist and longtime beau Ira Ehrenpreis at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu; attending were Debbie Glazer C’90 and Andrew Weiner EAS’90 W’90. Ten and a half months later, Ellen and Ira celebrated the birth of their first child, Lindsay Elyse, on July 16. As Ellen put it, “It’s been quite a year and a half!” The Ehrenpreis clan lives in Menlo Park.

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91 Monica Flores C’91 <mfloresmarquez@yahoo.es> and her husband, Miguel Angel, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Daniel, on April 26 in Madrid. She is on a leave of absence from her job as business-development manager for Yves Rocher, the French cosmetics firm.

David Fryer C’91 and Terry Lubin welcome their first child, daughter Elie Noah Lubin, who was born Sept. 24. Both daddies are beaming with pride.

Jennifer Smith Gold C’91 G’94 see Michael A. Gold C’88 W’88.

Robin Lemberg Greif C’91 and Louis Greif welcomed their second child, a baby girl, Aerin Emmanuelle, on Aug. 19. She joins big brother Zack, who is now almost two.

Dr. Jay Grossman G’91 Gr’92, assistant professor of English at Northwestern University, wrote Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation, published last year by Duke University Press.

Lynn Marx Jordan C’91, Short Hills, N.J., announces her promotion from senior independent consultant to star recruiter with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Having taken a break from her law career to raise two small children, she started a new part-time career with Mary Kay; and now that Sarah (five) and David (three) are busier at school, she has moved on with Mary Kay to train and mentor other women who are looking to build their own businesses. Based in Dallas and celebrating its 40th anniversary, Mary Kay is currently the leading provider of skin care and color cosmetics in this country. Anyone interested in Mary Kay products or career opportunities, should send Lynn an e-mail at <shoplynn@marykay.com> or check out her Web site at (www.marykay.com/shoplynn). Lynn’s husband, Rich Giangiordano Jordan C’91, reports that he is enjoying suburban life and his new position at Tiffany & Company’s corporate offices in Parsippany; he can be reached at <richjordan@yahoo.com>.

Lauren Katz Kluger C’91 and Matthew Kluger are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Leigh, on Nov. 5. She joins her proud big brother Aidan, who will be three in January. The family lives in Tenafly, N.J.

Christina Gallo Lyons C’91 writes, “Last spring I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Team in Training’ and committed to raise at least $4,500. In exchange, the society sent me to Ireland in October to run in the Dublin City Marathon as a member of the team. Over 6,000 fundraising dollars and 600 training miles later, I completed my first marathon in 3:49:40. I ran in honor of my mother-in-law, who passed away from leukemia when my husband, John Lyons C’90, was a freshman. Thank-you to all of our friends who donated to this wonderful cause! John and I live in Northern New Jersey with our two beautiful and energetic children, ages six and four. John is a marketing manager for Hoffman-La Roche. Since graduating from college, he has become an avid rock climber. I am a pediatric occupational therapist, practicing in a private clinic in Chester, N.J., as well as in New York’s early-intervention system.”

Sanjay Udani EE’91 W’91 GEE’92 GEng’98 Gr’99 e-mails, “After many, many years at Penn working on my doctorate, I graduated in 1999 and started work in the D.C. area for Verizon’s technology labs. I haven’t exactly left Penn yet though: I’m an adjunct faculty member so I’m back every week in spring to teach. The summer and autumn were hectic, but in a good way: I ran a marathon, got engaged to Julie Fix (we are having two weddings this winter!), bought a new place, and survived Hurricane Isabel. It would be great to hear from friends I’ve lost touch with <sanjay@alumni.upenn.edu>.”

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92 Brenda Shaw Doll C’92 and her husband, Paul Doll, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alena McKensey, on March 19. “We are enjoying life in suburban Boston and would love to see any old friends if you’re up in New England, so please drop us a line <bnpdoll@comcast.net>.”

Jeanne Ehrenkranz Fogel C’92 WG’97 and Darren Marc Fogel W’93 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eliza Hilde Fogel, on June 29.

Gerald Gilliard EAS’92 wed Nygina Mills on Aug. 30 at the Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, S.C. She is employed as an attorney with the federal government, and he graduates from Georgetown University Law Center this year and seeks to practice intellectual-property law in the Washington metropolitan area. He would certainly welcome hearing from any old friends at <glg@law.georgetown.edu>.

Jeffrey S. Jacobson C’92 GPU’93 and Janice Jackson Jacobson C’93, who met as freshmen on the third floor of Hill House, married on Oct. 25 at the Franklin Institute. Sara Rutstein C’92 and Brian Study W’92 were in the bridal party, and other alumni present were Jeffrey’s parents, Dr. S. Kenneth Jacobson C’60 M’64 and Carol Glickman Jacobson CW’66, as well as Patrick Ede EAS’96 W’96, Scott Goldberg W’94, Melissa McFerrin C’92, Gayle Meyers C’92, and Jason Pesile W’95. “We’re living in New York now. Jeff <jsjacobson@debevoise.com> is a litigation attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton. Janice <jljmoo@aol.com> works on Broadway as an associate company manager, previously for Mamma Mia!, and more recently for Never Gonna Dance.”

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93 Ilana Esterrich-Portway W’93 <imeportway@earthlink.net> e-mails, “My husband, Julian Portway, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Madeline Abigail Portway, on July 22, who weighed 6 lbs. and 21 inches. She’s a happy, playful baby, and we’re thrilled to have her in our lives. As proud new parents, we think she’ll be prime Penn material when her time comes. I am still working at General Mills in Minneapolis and will be rotating out of the Betty Crocker baking-products division into another division and a new finance position upon my return from maternity leave. Julian continues his marketing work at 3M in St. Paul.”

David Franklin EAS’93 W’93 and his wife, Beth, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twins, Emma Paige and Jacob Scott, on May 14. “Everyone is doing great at home in Newton, Mass. We can be reached at <dsf02468@yahoo.com>.”

Brian C. Newberry C’93 e-mails, “After seven years at the ‘big firm,’ I and two partners have founded a boutique litigation firm in Providence where we handle commercial cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Going without a net is a bit scary, but I can’t imagine working for someone else again. It’s exhilarating! I can be reached at <bnewberry@lawnoel.com>.”

Brian Peterson EAS’93 GEd’97 e-mails, “It was great seeing all of my Class of 1993 friends last spring for our 10th Reunion. Since then my wife, Faith Cottrell C’94, and I have had our second child, Jalen David. My second novel, Spoken Words, hit the stores in the fall. Check (www.chance22.com).”

Jennifer Trupkin Pollak C’93 writes, “My husband, Wayne Pollak, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Risa Miriam, on May 13. She joins her big brother, Julian, who is two. The first person I knew with the name Risa was the mother of my Penn roommate, Gilda Mann Zimmett C’93, and I always loved it. I finished my fellowship in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery in December, and have joined the gynecology faculty at the University of Miami. Wayne is a cardiologist in North Miami Beach. We have settled in Hollywood. It is hard to believe that it has been more than 10 years since graduation, and I am just finishing all my training. Although life has become a real juggling act, I feel blessed to have a healthy and happy family as well as an exciting career.”

Brian W. Shaffer C’93 joined the partnership of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in October. He is part of the firm’s litigation group in Philadelphia, handling primarily product-liability, construction, and class-action matters. He and his wife, Julie Yang Shaffer C’93, live near the Art Museum with their two-year old daughter, Sabrina.

Max W. Thomas Gr’93, an associate in the Cleveland office of the Ohio law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP who practices in its litigation group, was admitted to the Ohio bar in October. He had recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Dr. Steven Van Dam C’93 writes, “Allyson and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son David Henry, on Oct. 2. Like a peanut, he weighed in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. I continue to practice internal medicine at the North Shore Medical Center near Boston, while Allyson takes a break from her career in advertising to spend time with David.”

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94 Rena Chng C’94 writes that she recently married Jim MacDonald at the Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, Calif. Martha Hostetter C’94 was a bridesmaid, and guests included Richard Chung C’94, Karen Fang C’93, Rachel Pryn Goldstein C’94 G’95, and Dr. Ray Hostetter V’69. Rena and Jim are attorneys at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto.

Dorcy Siegel Clark C’94 GCP’95 married Bruce McKenzie Clark on April 26 in Dallas. They will continue to live in Dallas where she is the downtown-development coordinator for the city. He was happy to have numerous family members and friends attend the wedding from his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Dorcy and Bruce had a blast at their wedding and were thrilled to have a number of alumni attend: Jessica Setnick C’94, Debbie Lowenkron Robinowitz C’94, Erica Fleischmann C’95 W’95, Casey McLaughlin Carragher C’94, Jill Eskin Smith C’94, Scott Williams W’94, Ben Holman C’94, Mark Farrell C’94, Josh Markman C’96 WG’04, Greg Jacobs C’93, Nancy Newmark Liffmann WG’95 and Reid Liffmann WG’95, and Ronald Newmark W’54. “We missed others, including Jennifer Charney C’95, Ed Michvech C’94, Pep Williams C’94, Mike Kroll W’94, Mike Roub C’94 and Lisa Aaronson Roub C’95, Bryan Wick C’94, Marc Jacobs C’93, and Michael Markman W’68.” Dorcy can be reached at <dsclark@ci.dallas.tx.us>.

Dr. Kim Freeman C’94 just became board-certified in oncology, under the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, after completing a three-year residency in Houston. She recently relocated to Portland, Ore., where she joins a multi-doctor private referral practice. She is enjoying her new-found freedom from schooling by spending her free time in the great outdoors of Oregon, and can be reached at <kimdvm@earthlink.net>.

Derron Simon EAS’94 and Carol Castasus Simon Nu’94 write, “We are happy to announce the birth of our son, Andrew McKeaige, at HUP on March 17.”

Dr. Vera (Zubarev) Ulea Gr’94, lecturer in Slavic languages at Penn, wrote A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film, published by the Southern Illinois University Press in 2002.

Young Yun C’94 e-mails, “I gave birth to beautiful Samantha Ki-Young Lee on Nov. 16, 2002, and my husband, Matthew Lee, and I have been enjoying every minute with her. I’m still in New York, and back at work at American Express doing industry relations and strategy for the restaurant and entertainment industries. Friends can e-mail me at <yyunlee@yahoo.com>.”

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95 Bridget Blaney C’95 writes, “I wanted to share the good news that Rachel Bernstein C’96 married David Savoie of Montreal on Sept. 20. They had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel overlooking the water. Rachel (who played ice-hockey at Penn), met Dave at a local rink where they both play pick-up hockey. They recently purchased their first home in Wilmington, Mass. And she just started work at Boston Private Value Investors as a technology analyst, after earning her MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Alumni who helped celebrate were Rachel’s mom, Natalie Sharp Bernstein CW’68, myself, Corinne Duvall C’96 GEd’98, Michelle Sheridan Adams C’96, Jeanne McCabe Nu’96, Matthew Fredericks C’96, Alissa Kaplan C’96, Karen Jones C’95, and Rachel Volkman Kushel C’96. Lastly, I wanted to share that I will be marrying Kevin Sullivan of Wakefield, Mass., this summer.”

Priscilla T. Elliott C’95 is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She co-wrote Cracker Ingenuity: Tips From the Trailer Park for the Chronically Broke, published by St. Martin’s Press last year. It is said to follow in the tradition of White Trash Cooking.

Dr. Navneet Khera GEd’95 Gr’95 is a senior partner of Kaleidoscope Associates, a training and education consultancy, and a senior research fellow at the Lewisham NHS Trust in Sheffield, U.K. He is an adviser to the European Union’s ComitÈ des RÈgions for issues and policies involving discrimination and social inclusion. His wife, Patty, is a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield.

Jennifer Elizabeth Lewis C’95 and her blushing groom Aron Greenberg C’95 <aron@alumni.upenn.edu> are “very pleased (not to mention tardy) to announce that we up and got married on June 8. Joining us were Matthew Bass C’95 L’99 and Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu’94 (along with Tovah Bass in utero), Matthew Lewis C’91 EAS’91, David Mays EAS’95, Whitney Rayles C’95, Grace Ming Lee C’95, Sean Kinsell C’95, Dan Berman C’95 and Beth Popp Berman C’95, Renee Ryerson C’94, Josie Lehrer C’95, Jon Friedman C’94, Carolyn Kelson C’93, and Ed Isser (theater-arts lecturer). Soon after, we moved to D.C., where Aron is working for the White House Office of Management and Budget and Jennifer is doing research for a novel, with the working title ‘Sleeping Until Noon.’”

Jonathan G. Mantell C’95 married Wendy M. Pollack C’98 on Aug. 16 at the New York Botanical Garden. There were many alumni present, including bridesmaids Melissa Oppen Enns C’98, Jody Girgenti C’98, and Lara Parker C’98, and groomsmen Matthew Gainsley C’95, and Ted Kartzman C’95. Other Penn people there to share the special day were Gabirelle Heimann Schickler C’97 and Craig Schickler W’97, Jesse Jacobs C’97 WG’04, Joanna Murstein C’97, Nate Mordo C’97 and Jessica Steinmetz Mordo C’98, Jonas Agin C’97, Andrew Rafalaf C’99, Vijal Patel EAS’98 W’98, Jody Steel CGS’99, Matthew Frumovitz C’95, Brent Altman C’95, Sue Kim C’98, Andrew Skala C’98, Keith Peltzman W’95, Ben Ledewitz C’95, Howard Lasner C’95, and Joshua Darrow C’95.

Jeffrey M. Toback W’95 see Christine I. Kowal Nu’98.

Michelle Kroiz Winn C’95 and Andrew Winn WG’03 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Charles Winn, on Aug. 28 in Philadelphia. They live with their three dogs in West Chester, where Andy is a real estate manager for Yum! Brands.

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96 Allison Cherner Bender C’96 <agbender@hotmail.com> and Jason Bender are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Jackson Bender, on Oct. 25 at 7:13 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Doug Camposano EAS’96 W’96 GEng’05 <dcamposa@seas.upenn.edu> e-mails, “My wife, Christine, and I are happy to announce the birth of our son, Matthew Christopher, on Oct. 31. In addition to being a new father, I have returned to Penn, spending my weekends as a student in the executive master’s in technology-management program.”

Daniel Gingiss C’96 married Jodi Matthes on Aug. 31 in Baileys Harbor, Wis. Alumni attending included Charlie Ornstein C’96 (groomsman), Jerry Greenberg C’96 G’96, Andrew Monfried C’96, Ben Frost W’96 WG’01, Stephanie Levine C’96, Deniz Cultu EE’97 and Margarita Dimas Cultu W’97. Daniel and Jodi now live in Chicago.

Jeremy Kahn C’96 e-mails, “Last summer, I spent a month in Iraq covering post-war reconstruction efforts for both Fortune magazine, where I am a staff writer, and The New Republic. In some respects, Baghdad didn’t seem all that much worse than West Philly in the mid-1990s, so once again I found that Penn prepared me well. I am currently a Pew international-journalism fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. As part of the fellowship, I will be traveling to the Ivory Coast to report on the prospects for peace there. I’d be happy to hear from former classmates at <jeremy_kahn@fortunemail.com>.”

Jessica E. Lee W’96 <jessica_e_lee@yahoo.com> e-mails, “After four years at Atlantic Records, I recently joined Morgan Stanley to start a new career in financial planning. I’m really excited about this opportunity to pursue my longtime interest in personal finance. I’ll still continue to be involved with music, performing around New York as the lead singer of Qualia, a funk/dub/electronica/punk band (www.wearequalia.com), and going to as many concerts as possible.”

Sean Lucan C’96 is a fourth-year medical student at Yale University and is also completing a master’s in public health in a joint program there. He received a 2003 Pisacano Scholarship from the American Board of Family Practice.

Kristyn Sadaya Nu’96 <kristynvs@hotmail.com> married Jared Elish on July 19 at the North Ritz Club in Syosset, N.Y. Alumni celebrating the wedding included her sister and maid-of-honor Sharon Sadaya Nu’94 and guests Deborah Cooper Nu’96, Linda D’Andrea Nu’96 GNu’99, and Jennie Solis Nu’96. Kristyn is a nurse practitioner for a cardiac-surgery practice at Beth Israel Medical Center and Jared is a production manager for the VNU Expositions Film Group. They live in New York with their wonderful dog, Langston.

Alan Sepinwall C’96 <sepinwall@mindspring.com> and his wife, Marian, on Sept. 4 welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Julia Rose Sepinwall, who is very happy and very adorable.

Jeff Wieland C’96 and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Bowen Wieland, on July 12. They live in Orange, Calif.

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97 Caroline Chait C’97 married Steven Berens on Nov. 2, 2002, at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. Alumni in the wedding party included Andrea Chait Hecht C’90, Jessica Cray Ferry C’97 GEd’98, and Shannon Dietzmann C’98. Other alumni attending were Seth Price C’91, Ann Galligan Anderson Nu’97, Vicky Barbadoro C’97, Jennifer O’Connor C’98, and Lucrecia Castro C’98 W’98. Steven is a financial analyst, and Caroline works in human resources for Susquehanna International Group, LLP, in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and can be e-mailed at <lechateauberens@aol.com>. They live in Havertown.

Yali Elkin C’97 and Dr. Avigayil Elkin are elated to announce the birth of their son, Ari Joseph, on Oct. 17 at New York Hospital. He was born at 1:47 p.m. at 7 lbs. 0.75 oz. and 21.5 inches long. Ari’s parents eagerly look forward to his following in the footsteps of his older sister Talia and graduating with Penn’s Class of 2025. Yali was recently made a manager in corporate development at IDT Telecom and Avigayil is a third-year resident in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Gretchen Eschbacher Koch W’97 married W. Brian Koch on April 5 in her hometown of Kansas City, Mo. “There were several Penn friends on hand to celebrate with us including bridesmaids, Amy Hoopes Piergrossi C’97 (who is responsible for introducing me to Brian several years ago) and Alyssa Hall W’96, as well as Amy’s husband, Justin Piergrossi W’97, Bernard Zion C’96 W’96, and Krista Brame Nu’98. We spent our honeymoon relaxing on the beach and sailing in St. John’s and Virgin Gorda. We live in San Francisco, where I am a strategy consultant with Swander Pace & Company and Brian is a landscape designer and owner of a landscape-construction business.”

Debbie Liebowitz Kantor Nu’97 GNu’98, Jonathan Kantor C’96 G’97 M’01 GM’01 GM’02, and big sister Abby (four), are “thrilled to announce the birth of Elliot Jacob Kantor on Feb. 21. He was delivered by his parents in a hospital bathroom in an unplanned-and dramatic-entrance into the world. Initially weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 oz., just like his sister, Elliot has now passed the 20 lb. mark. Debbie is an instructor in Penn’s School of Nursing (and full-time mom) and Jonathan is a dermatology resident at Penn. We are loving parenting and enjoying every moment with our kids. We can be reached at <dekantor@sas.upenn.edu>.”

Allison Keller C’97 writes that since graduation she has been living and working in New York, and travelling a lot with college friend Felicia Platt W’98, who lives in Miami Beach. “In the past few years we’ve visited South America, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Based on the fantastic items we saw on our trips to Asia, we’ve started a business selling goods imported from Thailand on our Web site (www.stores.ebay.com/reflectionsllc) and at trade shows. Congratulations to Whitney Namm C’98 and Joe Pollack W’98 WG’05 on their engagement.”

James G. Mundie C’97 recently launched an expanded and re-designed Web site (www.missioncreep.com/mundie/images) which features Prodigies, his series of drawings of circus performers set as well-known portraits. Items from the series have been exhibited in the Delaware Art Museum and Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum and Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, and were the subject of a recent feature article in The Los Angeles Weekly. This year some works can be seen at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. One of his woodcuts is featured in Conflicting Memory at the Spencer Art Museum in Salina, Kans., through January, then travels to the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas at Lawrence February and March.

Cristina Lopez O’Keeffe C’97 is excited to announce she has just published her first book, Finding Francis, about the search for a childhood friend she hasn’t seen in 20 years; it is available on Amazon.com. She is serving as a Peace Corps business-development volunteer in Ukraine with her husband, Thomas, and would like to keep in touch with classmates and friends <poetamaxima@yahoo.com>.

David Pultorak G’97, founder and president of Pultorak & Associates, an IT management-consulting firm, has launched Philadelphia-based Fox IT Inc., the U.S. operation of UK-based Fox IT Ltd. (www.fox-it.net), which is an IT-service management consulting and training firm.

Dr. Norrin M. Ripsman Gr’97, assistant professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, wrote Peacemaking by Democracies: The Effect of State Autonomy on the Post-World-War Settlements, which was published in 2002 by Penn State University Press.

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98 Vishal Ghiya W’98 married Maneesha Phadke EAS’00 W’00 on Oct. 11 in New Jersey. Attending were Akash Ghiya W’02 (Vishal’s brother), Kedar Phadke W’02 (Maneesha’s brother), Sandeep Acharya EAS’03 W’03, Aloke Agarwal W’01, Ahmar Ahmad W’99, Samir Amrute W’06, Jugdeep Bal C’97, Shriram Bhashyam C’02, Ambar Bhattacharyya C’03 W’03, Nilesh Bhandari EAS’97 W’97 GEng’97 WG’05, Anar Bhimani C’00, Brinda Budhraja W’03, Gayitri Budhraja W’03, Nihal Bhujle W’97, Raina Bhujle W’98, Penn Trustee Dr. Mitchell Blutt C’78 M’82 WG’87, Nisha Chakravarty C’01 W’01, Lik Ping Cheung W’95, David Cotterman W’99, Ajay Damani EAS’00 W’00, and Kamini Patel Damani C’99 EAS’99, Kartikeya Desai W’02, Mauli Desai C’00, Sachin Desai EAS’96, Shivani Desai C’99 GGS’99, Sapna Donde C’99, Beth Ferreira C’96 WG’04, Ambika Ganesh C’00, Cannon Ghelani EAS’01 GEng’04 WG’05, Vikas Godhania C’97, Neha Gohel C’00, Sujata Gosalia C’00 W’00, Pranav Gupta EAS’02 W’02 GEng’02, Nishita Gupte W’03, Anjali Vira Jolly EAS’00 W’00, Purvi Kamdar W’97 WG’02, Nazar Khan C’98 W’98, Gorav Khanna EAS’01 W’01, Arvindh Kumar W’03, Anisha Mahajan EAS’00 W’00, Sagar Mehta C’00, Shamit Mehta W’97, Suketu Mehta W’03, Aravan Metupalle EAS’99 W’99, Richa Misra C’00, Selene Parikh GM’05, Amit Patel EAS’97 W’97, Chirag Patel W’98, Danisha Patel C’98, Devang Patel EAS’96, Neha Patel C’97, Nilam Patel C’98, Samir Patel EAS’96 W’96, Shalin Patel W’03, Urvashee Patel C’98 G’98, Parag Poonawala C’07, Raja Ramachandran EAS’01 W’01, Neeta Rastogi EAS’97 W’97, Roopa Bhatiani Saggar EAS’97, Anuraag Sahai C’99 W’99, Anil Seetharam EAS’00 W’00, Ameesh Shah W’01, Ami Shah Nu’99, Anand Shah EAS’02, Anu Shah W’96, Kisti Shah W’99, Monica Shah C’00, Rajeev Shah EAS’97 W’97, Ronak Shah WEv’02, Rupesh Shah W’98, Suha Shah W’03, Yashica Ghelani Shah C’94 EAS’94, Pallavi Sharma C’99 G’99, Piya Saraiya C’97, Anand Shelat GEng’02, Nirav Shelat W’04, Jenny Shen EAS’00 W’00, Mital Sheth C’97, Shashank Sheth C’97 and Soniya Babu Sheth Nu’99, Gurmeet Sran GEng’01, Anup Swamy C’98, Nilofer Vahora W’01, Latha Arla Palavarapu C’97, Vikram Veeramachaneni C’02, Milan Vora C’02, Neal Wadhera EAS’97 W’97 GEng’04 WG’05, Preston Wu W’03, and Dr. William Whitney (faculty). Vishal and Maneesha live in Boston where he is in his second and she her first year of Harvard Business School.

Robert Glazer C’98 and Rachel Glazer are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Nanci Glazer, on Sept. 14. She weighed 8 lbs. 6oz., and was 20 inches long. Chloe and her parents live in Brookline, Mass., and all three are doing very well.

Valerie Cines Hansel C’98 married John Hansel C’98 on July 12 in Keene, N.H. Alumni attending included father-of-the-groom Parker Hansel C’70, aunt Bridget Long Hansel CW’71, cousins Emily Hansel C’98 and Juliet Hansel Walker C’96, Lisa Hurd Walker C’00, Corinna Freedman C’98, Paige Kahn C’98, Kathryn McCarthy Maguire C’98, Kemp Webber Steib C’98, Danielle Pariser Levy C’98, Ashley Nichols Blevins W’98, Lauren Schlenoff C’98 L’01, Chase Rowbotham C’98, Tim Gerard C’99, Chris Matteo C’96, Ted Bretschger W’99, Mike Steib C’98, and Andrew Kowal W’99. Val and John live in San Francisco, where she is teaching elementary school and he works in the market-research industry.

Christine I. Kowal Nu’98 married Jeffrey M. Toback W’95 on Aug. 31 at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Pa. The wedding party included Kathleen Harris Nu’98, Dr. Jason James C’95, and Greg Levinson W’95. Attending were Laura Bartlett Church Nu’98, Morgan Avitabile EAS’96, Rob Francis C’95, Tony Fusco W’96, Timothy Gage W’97, David Gallo W’95, Monica Toback Krachman C’88, Raj Malholtra W’98, Peter McManus W’80, Christopher McLeester W’03, and Scott Weisblum W’96. Christine and Jeff live in Radnor.

Dr. Joel Laudenbach D’98 <joellaudenbach@aol.com> e-mails, “After completing the hospital-dental residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, practicing general dentistry privately in Santa Monica, and teaching at the UCLA and USC schools of dentistry, I returned to the UPSDM and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in June 2002. I am currently a second year oral-medicine resident and the geriatric dental-medicine fellow. My current research and/or clinical areas of interest include orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, oral-mucosal diseases, salivary-gland dysfunction, geriatric dental medicine, hospital dentistry, and medically complex dental patients. It has been a pleasure to return to Philadelphia and Penn. I look forward to returning to clinical practice and academia in July.”

H. Scott Miller C’98 <hamilton.s.miller.c98@alumni.upenn.edu> is an associate with the real-estate practice of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP, practicing in its Hartford, Conn., office.

Lisa Ohebshalom Ostad C’98 and Dr. Edward Ostad C’92 had a baby girl, Gabrielle Rachel Ostad, on May 6. “She is healthy and we are all doing well,”

Sean S. Payne W’98 has been promoted to associate vice president at Glenthorne Capital, Inc., the Philadelphia financial-advisory and investment-banking services firm; he specializes in assisting middle-market clients. He joined the company last March from UBS Wealth Management where he was a financial adviser.

Wendy M. Pollack C’98 see Jonathan G. Mantell C’95.

Doran B. Rymes C’98 L’03, who recently passed the New Hampshire Bar, has joined the Manchester-based law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., as an associate in its litigation department.

Andrew Sachs C’98 wrote in late September, “I am wicked excited to announce that I married Rebecca Leroux on Aug. 31 in the Thousand Islands, N.Y. The wedding party included David Roush C’97 and Nicholas Guido EAS’98. Sasha Opotowsky C’97 was on call in Boston and couldn’t attend. We honeymooned in Maui and Kauai and never wanted to come back! I am an IT director at Ixion Technologies in New Bedford, Mass., and Rebecca is an executive assistant at Eascorp Credit Agency. We just bought a house in Taunton, and all the wedding planning left me no time to keep my lawn from turning brown.”

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99 Rebecca Heller C’99 married Kevin Block on Aug. 31 in San Diego. Alumni in the wedding party included father-of-the-bride, Nelson Heller Gr’69, and bridesmaid, Andrea Schoor C’99. Ariel Glassner C’01 W’01, David Glasner C’00 G’00, Tammy Reiss C’99, Abigail Daniels C’99, Sara Steinberg C’99, and Dan Forman C’94 joined in the celebrations.

Emily Finnin Ma C’99 married David Ma on June 14 at the Washington Club in Washington. Meredith Rappaport C’99 was a bridesmaid, Cheryl Harmelin C’98 did a reading, and Rashmi Gupta C’99, Debika (Millie) Nandi C’99, Katelyn Carpenter Warden C’99 and Jacob Warden C’99 were there to celebrate. Emily is an analyst with Abt Associates, a social- and economic-policy consulting firm, and David, having received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in June, is now a consultant with Siemens Management Consulting. Emily and David recently relocated to Manhattan.

Martha (Mai) Nguyen C’99 <martha_nguyen@alumni.upenn.edu> married Gregory Wright on Sept. 6. The wedding ceremony and festivities took place in Washington, on the campus of Georgetown University. Quakers attending included proud father-of-the-bride Dat Q. Nguyen W’81 <datqnguyen@hotmail.com>. Still dreaming about their three-week honeymoon in Paris and Provence, Mai and Greg work at law firms in downtown D.C. and live in Bethesda, Md., where they just bought their first home.

Hadley Perkins C’99 and Michael Roeltgen C’00 are happy to announce their engagement, on Oct. 14 in Prague. The wedding is planned for this fall.

Andrew Ross W’99 e-mails, “It was a busy year. First, in February I started a new job as an associate at Gladstone Capital, a subordinated debt lender, and Gladstone Commercial, a REIT. More importantly, on Sept. 13, I married Paula Kovacs, a sassy young lady I met in D.C. after graduation. We married in Silver Spring, Md., and classmates Howie Blumenstein W’99, Joseph Park C’99, Ben Wire EAS’99 W’99, Saam Farhang C’99 W’99 WG’00, and Ariella Rosenberg C’99 were in the wedding party and many other alumni attended. Finally, Paula and I recently purchased and fixed up a house in Potomac, Md. Now, we’re resting, but I can be contacted at <Andrew.ross.wh99@wharton.upenn.edu>.”

Patrick Shilling C’99 <patrick_shilling@yahoo.com> e-mails, “On Sept. 20, I was lucky enough to marry Kara Gerhart. Jason Willey W’99, Paul Van Dorpe EAS’99 W’99, and Robert Jenkins EAS’00 were groomsmen. Many alumni attended, including Kelly Wiltse Nu’01, Jason Beerman C’01, Ui-Wing Cheah EE’01 W’01, Peggy Yen W’00, Dan Coleman W’96, Nathan Cortez C’99, Jennifer Flint C’99, Elissa Mecklenberger Imran W’00, George Koch EAS’97 GEE’98, Jon Kraybill C’99, Jess LeMay EAS’00, Kasia Lenio Nu’99, Jill Maglione C’00, John Montgomery EAS’97, Melody Nescot Nu’00, Lisa Romito EAS’00, Marc Rosenstock EE’99 W’99, Frank Rydzewski C’99, Larry Schlyen W’00, Rebecca Scott C’99, Jamie Volkert C’97, Geoff Weber W’97 L’00, Shanna Weiss Weber C’99, Brian Weinstein C’00, Jamie Palan C’99, Jeanine Greyer Weiss Nu’98, Jamie Wilson C’00, and Jon Zilberstein EAS’98.”

Christopher Tanzi EAS’99 <christopher.s.tanzi@exxonmobil.com> and Brittany Warren are pleased to announce their marriage on Aug. 17 in Staten Island, NY. Chris was happy and honored that Michael Loester EAS’99 and Michael Phillips EAS’00 were able to be ushers in the wedding. After honeymooning in Jamaica, Brittany and Chris returned to Houston. She is completing her final year studying for a master’s of education in counseling psychology at the University of Houston, and he is completing the final year of a domestic assignment in Texas as a lead design engineer for the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

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00 Erica Brand C’00 married Benjamin Portnoy on June 15 in Westbrook, Conn. The wedding party included maid-of-honor Sarah Hawthorne C’00, bridesmaids Hannah Cannom C’00 and Rachel Franzblau C’01 and groomsman Doug Brand WG’02. Other alumni attending included Cori Grosman C’00, Brooke Jenkins C’00, Jennifer Murray C’00, Keelin Nelson C’00, Leah Bills C’00, Elizabeth Gregory C’00, Stephanie Romeika W’00, Emilie Vasu C’00, and Laura Brave C’00. Erica and Ben spent their honeymoon in Maui and currently live in Berkeley, where Erica is a first-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ben is a client-services manager for Davis Skaggs Investment Management in San Francisco.

Adrian Chiu C’00 is senior manager with NetConversions, Inc., a Seattle-based provider of data-driven, Web-usability services.

Beth Cresiski C’00 married Jeffrey Kirstein W’00 on Aug. 16 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They met freshman year while living on second-floor Butcher in the Quad. The wedding party included Cory Cresiski C’98 EAS’98, Adam Koch C’00, Michael Klatsky W’00, Laura Nacarato Cannon C’00, and Michele Romolini C’00. Friends from second-floor Butcher attending included Jeffrey Simons C’00, Joel Green C’00, Robert Kanapka C’00, and Jeffrey Goldman C’00; fellow PKA brothers included Daniel Kryzanowski W’00, Michael Roeltgen C’00, Adam Mariotti C’00, Noah Quinn C’99 D’04, Damon Cronkey W’00, Jeremy McDowell C’00, and Matthew Greenberger C’99. Other alumni friends and family attending included Beth Judelson Kirstein C’75 W’75 and Robert Kirstein D’76, Andrew Goldman W’00, Jeremy Klein W’00, Matthew Wurst C’00, David Ecker C’00, Charles Levine C’00, Rachael Iannucci Kanapka C’00, Lisa Lipitz C’00 V’04, Hadley Perkins C’99, Johannaz Dastgir C’00, Deane Kocivar-Norbury C’00, and Jill Bergeron C’00. Beth and Jeff now live in Wynnewood, Pa.; she is a physician assistant in pediatric neurosurgery at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and he is a financial consultant for Sage Financial in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

P. Jason Dejelo C’00 has joined the Columbus, Ohio, office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP as an associate. Last year he graduated cum laude from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he received its Judge Joseph H. Harter Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in trial practice. He can be contacted at <pjdejelo@vssp.com>.

Michael Hafkin C’00 recently passed the Connecticut Bar Exam, and practices in the areas of civil litigation and immigration law at Clayman, Tapper & Baram, L.L.C., a general-practice law firm in suburban Hartford. He can be reached at <mhafkin@ctattys.com>.

Tom Justice CGS’00 is attending law school at the University of Wyoming.

Steven Kalter W’00 and Nora Ginsberg C’01 were engaged on Aug. 11, while watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon. A wedding is planned for this September in Cambridge, Mass. He is a private-equity analyst at Littlejohn & Co. in Greenwich, Conn., and she is an associate brand manager at Kraft Foods in Tarrytown, N.Y.; they live in Manhattan.

Gloria Lam C’00 e-mails, “Life after Penn has been an adventure indeed: I ventured three jobs in three years, yet found time to travel to the Greek islands, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Panama City. I am busy with marketing at JPMorgan Private Bank, interviewing future Penn alumni, volunteering for nonprofits, researching my family album, and planning for Wharton’s AIM club reunion, to take place in March. If you were an AIMer, e-mail me at <versagroup@yahoo.com>, as I am especially interested in reuniting with AIMers who went to Hungary, India, Japan, Argentina, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, France or Panama.”

Richa Misra C’00 writes, “I am excited to announce that Raja Ramachandran EAS’01 W’01 and I are engaged to be married. I am finishing my fourth year of medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Raj is now a financial analyst for Microsoft. We are tentatively planning a fall wedding.”

Cortney Nemeroff W’00 writes: “On Oct. 26, Pamela Ritter W’00 L’05 married Daniel Goldman C’00 on the beach at sunset at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Fla. They honeymooned for three weeks in New Zealand and Australia. The wedding party included Lauren Brown W’00, Michael Chiat C’00, Charlie Moskowitz C’00, Jason Rifkin C’00, Laura Rosenberg C’00, and Tina Schimmenti W’00. Other alumni attending the celebration were Jessica Barag EAS’00, Jessica Boar C’99, Michael Bressler EAS’99 W’99, Jamie Cohen C’00, Bess Collier C’00, Jenny Davis C’00, Roland Del Cid W’99, Lindsay Faber C’00, Greg Friedman W’00, Joe Heller C’02, Jeff Hoffner W’00, Amanda Jacobson C’00, Ali Jugo L’05, Tara Modlin C’00, Brian Moore W’99, Ali Olshewitz C’00, Jessica Pantzer C’00, David Peretz W’01, Cori Rakitt L’05, Brian Rosen C’97, Amy Rosenberg C’00, Lloyd Rosenman W’00, Jodi Schiffman C’00, Randi Spinner C’01, Ellen Tobin C’01 L’05, and Carin Zelkowitz C’00. Pam is in her second year at Penn Law School and plans to work at Jones Day in New York this summer; Dan is an associate vice president of commercial real estate at Citizens Bank in Philadelphia.”

Maxwell Norman C’00 proposed to Jessica Schraub C’00 <jrschraub@yahoo.com> on June 14 and she happily said Yes! The couple has been together since sophomore year at Penn. They are planning an August wedding in New Jersey. He is in his second year at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and she is in her second year at UCLA Public Policy graduate school.

Maneesha Phadke EAS’00 W’00 see Vishal Ghiya W’98.

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01 Katie Alex C’01 <kvalex@english.upenn.edu> e-mails, “In September I returned to the States after completing my MPhil in medieval literature at the University of Cambridge. Although I am probably even less employable now than I was after receiving my BA in English and classical studies, I would do this all over again in a heartbeat: I got to research medieval manuscripts, travel extensively in the U.K. and continental Europe (via low-cost flights from nearby Stansted!), and eat lots of clotted cream, Scotch eggs, and plain chocolate digestives. Accompanying me on pilgrimages to Canterbury, beach-bumming in Valencia, buttermilk-sampling in Munich, sightseeing in London, and soirees in my Magdalene College digs by the River Cam were Tristan English W’01 (four-year Penn Band clarinetist), Colleen Jensen Nu’03, Christopher Rubino C’03, Michael Tseng C’04, and Laura Vago C’04. I hope to be back in Cambridge sometime soon, pending my ability to obtain funding for my (currently deferred) Ph.D. place.”

Heather Beth Thomas Nu’01 and Ryan Schumm were married by his father in Elkhart, Ind., on Aug. 29, under the willow tree in the backyard of the Schumm home. They live in Rutherfordton, N.C., where he is working with the North Carolina charter schools and she is pursuing her goal of becoming a certified nurse midwife.

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02 Naureen Chowdhury C’02 and Matthew Fink EAS’02 were engaged in London last year. They will marry in New York this August.

Andy Liu WG’02 is CEO and David Niu WG’02 is COO of NetConversions, Inc., a provider of data-driven, Web-usability services (www.netconversions.com). They were recently selected by Puget Sound Business Journal to its 40-under-40 list, which recognizes the top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 in the Seattle-Puget Sound region. They began the company in their first year at Wharton. Adrian Chiu C’00 is senior manager with the Seattle firm.

Melinda Sanchez C’02 GCP’03 in September received the Outstanding Youth of America Award from the National U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, for helping to develop its collegiate-leadership development program and her work over the last five years at its Northeast office’s collegiate-leadership conferences.

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03 Eric T. Dziurzynski C’03, Conshohocken, Pa., has joined The Bailey Group, a strategic-identity and design firm in Plymouth Meeting, as a multimedia specialist.

Andrew Winn WG’03 see Michelle Kroiz Winn C’95.

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Some alumni have asked how long it takes for their submissions to the Alumni Notes section to appear in the magazine. Given our production schedule, the deadlines for receiving submissions are: July 15 for the September-October issue; Sept. 15 for November-December; Nov. 15 for January-February; Jan. 15 for March-April; March 15 for May-June; and May 15 for July-August.