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26 Myron V. Harrison C’26 had his 103rd birthday on Jan.1. He lives at the Fountains in Philadelphia in reasonably good health and fortunate to have his family, including his great grandchildren, in the area, writes his son, David C. Harrison L’55.

37 Walter B. Gallagher W’37 writes that E. Craig Sweeten W’37 celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 10. He is the retired senior vice president for development at Penn. He was the undergraduate class president, and is the alumni class president. He is a member director and former president of the Penn Club of Sarasota and Manatee County, Fla. He is very active and enjoys good health.

43 Harry Rothstein W’43 and his wife, Arlene, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last August. They have two children and two grandchildren.

44 Anita H. Rosenau CW’44 <> e-mails that with the publication of two books, The Story of David—A Retelling and The Story of Job—A Retelling, and the reissue of her cassette, The Story of Ruth—A Retelling, as a CD, she has been busy this year with book-signings. In March a Colorado theater gave a reading of Islands, the first play of a modern trilogy; though recently finished, it had been in her thoughts for over 20 years. Other book-signings are scheduled for this May at Barnes & Noble in Jenkintown, Pa.

48 Hon. Harold Berger EE’48 L’51 is a shareholder and managing principal of the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., and a former Philadelphia Common Please Court judge. Among his career achievements he has acted as liaison counsel in the Three Mile Island litigation, served on the national case-management committee in the Exxon Valdez oil-spill litigation; and he was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics in Paris in recognition of his work in aerospace law. Currently he serves Penn as chair of the Friends of the Biddle Law Library as on the board of overseers of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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52 Joseph N. McGowan W’52 has received the Directors Recognition Award, the highest commendation conferred by the U.S. Secret Service on a civilian; it is only given “to those organizations or individuals that have a long-standing history of outstanding cooperation and superior support of the agency.” He was specifically cited for his “many contributions in support of the Secret Service mission and his selfless commitment to the ideals and principles of law enforcement.” He currently serves as director of federal law-enforcement programs for Johns Hopkins University.

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53 Dr. Robert S. Maurer C’53, Edison, N.J., was elected in February to serve a three-year term on the board of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He recently completed 35 years on its alumni-association board, serving as president in 1980 and secretary for the past 15 years. A past-president of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, he currently serves on the adjunct faculty of the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine as an associate professor of family medicine.

Stan Ross W’53 writes that he and his wife, Rona W. Ross CW’56, hosted a Pi Lam reunion at their home in Sarasota, Fla., on Sun., Feb. 13. Attending were Violet and Warren Bree W’52, Arleen and Don Wachs C’54, Glenda and Malcolm Bernstein W’54, Carol and Bob Weil W’55, Doris and Buddy Goldstein W’53, Bobbie S. Schlesinger CW’56 and David Schlesinger W’53, Sy Klionsky W’55, Joan and Paul Rotenberg W’55, Rhea and Paul D. Plotnick C’55, Myrna Zeitlin Asher Ed’59 and Howard Asher W’54, Sara and Nelson Fishman W’54, Catha and Martin Abrahams W’54, Audrey and Clive Klatzkin W’54, Carolyn and Ed Schmith W’53, and Barbara and Al Pulver W’53. Several also got together on Saturday and Monday for dinner at local restaurants, and for a round of golf on Monday. This was the fourth annual Sarasota Pi Lam reunion. Any one interested in next year’s should contact Ed Schmith at <>.

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55 Dr. Syde A. Taheri GM’55 ( was honored in February by the International Symposium of Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Diseases for his co-invention of the Talent Thoracic Stent Graft, which is now being produced by MedTronic. First used in 1995 on a human in Australia with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm, the device is currently being tested in clinical trials in the U.S. before it becomes FDA-approved.

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56 Chhaganbhai B. Bhakta C’56 retired in 1995 as a public-health microbiologist in the Los Angeles County Health Department. He writes, “Since then I have traveled, meeting people, and enjoying two granddaughters, Kushmita (six, born on the anniversary of my wedding, June 7, 1954), and Sanji, born in Feb. 2001. My wife, Sarojben, and I had a vacation in December and January with family members to Gujarat state in India. We visited Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace in Porbunder; met a high-school classmate in Dandi, where Gandhi fought for the Salt Act of 1930. I also met another high-school classmate, now an engineer, and a friend from when I was at the University of Baroda, 1950-52. After 55 or 53 years, I was happy to meet them. I still do some yogic exercise to keep healthy. I am a 75-year-old vegetarian, non-smoker, and non-alcoholic drinker.”

Jerold A. Glick W’56 reports that, while retired from fulltime employment, he is an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University, teaching two senior-level courses on investments and portfolio management, and money and banking. He also is the editor of Mustard & Pepper, the quarterly magazine of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America.

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57 Joseph M. Boonin C’57 is a retired music librarian who was head of the Recorded Sound and Moving Image Circulating Collection of the New York Public Library. In March he was honored by the Music Library Association for his distinguished career as a publisher and music distributor, as well as a music librarian.

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61 H. Robert Fiebach W’61 L’64, Philadelphia, chairs the appellate, professional-liability, and securities-litigation practices of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor. In April he spoke on “Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case” at courses sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In January he was a featured speaker for an American Conference Institute session on professional liability. And he was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006.

Henry A. Gladstone C’61 L’64, Merion, Pa., practices in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, and is a member of its corporate department. Last year he was named to Philadelphia magazine’s list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and recently he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006.

Ronald Wiener C’61 is a partner in the tax-practice group of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, who also serves as chair of the professionalism committee of the American College of Tax Counsel. In February he served as a panelist on an ABA teleconference on “The New Circular 230 Regulations: What You Need to Know.”

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62 Mireille Lellouche Key CW’62 <> e-mails, “I will be taking a sabbatical in Boulder, beginning June, and taking my dogs and translation business with me. After 21 years in the D.C. area, it’s time for a change. I am also pleased to say that two days before my youngest daughter got married last May, I ‘appeared’ on NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! I am now the proud owner of Carl Kasell’s voice on my answering machine. I’d love to hear from classmates who live in the Boulder/Denver area.”

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63 William D. Novelli C’63 ASC’64 is CEO of AARP and a former president of Porter-Novelli, the marketing firm. His wife is Frances B. Novelli CW’64. In January he received an award from the Ivy Football Association, recognizing varsity football players who went on to distinguished careers. In his acceptance speech he noted, “We all grow up, but we carry with us the lessons of our youth. I try not to miss a Homecoming Game at Penn, and I root for the Quakers as hard as ever. And then Fran and I say goodbye to our friends and go home, and maybe I’m a little more aggressive and competitive for a day or two. Because after all, it rubs off on you.”

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64 Lewis T. Barr W’64, an attorney with the Cleveland law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP, who specializes in tax and trusts law, has been named to the 2005-06 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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65 Ted Hagelin W’65, Manlius, N.Y., professor of law in Syracuse University’s College of Law, is director of its Technology Commercialization Research Center and the New York State Science and Technology Law Center. Recently he was named a College of Law Board of Advisors’ Professor.

66 Dr. Elaine Maimon CW’66 G’67 Gr’70 was installed in February as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

67 Joseph A. Prim C’67 is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Duca & Prim, LLP, who specializes in workers’ compensation law. In January he was elected to a three-year term on the board of the Philadelphia Bar Association; he is a co-chair of its solo and small-firm committee.

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68 Ronald L. Kahn W’68, an attorney with the Cleveland law firm of Ulmer & Berne LLP who chairs its tax group, has been named to the 2005-06 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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69 Hon. Ellen M. Coin CW’69, who was appointed to the bench in 1998, currently serves as a judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York in the domestic-violence complex. She co-wrote the second edition of the five-volume treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. And in January she was honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Dr. Carol Kasser CW’69 <> wrote Manna for the Soul: Thoughts on Religion and Spirituality, which “encourages spiritual exploration from a liberal Jewish perspective,” and co-author of Stories We Brought With Us, an ESL reading textbook of world folk tales from around the world. In 2004 she published Just for Fun: Children’s Poems and Stories and Cast Me Not Off When I am Old, a guide for caretakers of the frail elderly. Her latest book, Reflections: Readings of Spirituality, Gratitude, and Love, contains inspirational readings; a cancer survivor herself, she will donate a tenth of its royalties to cancer research.

Judith W. McCue CW’69, a partner in the private-client department of the Chicago-based law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, in March was named president of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; she is a past chair of the its state-laws and elder-law committees. She is a member of the joint editorial board for uniform trust and estate acts of the National College of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Lorraine Schechter GFA’69 ( is an arts-education coordinator for the Santa Fe (N.M.) Arts Commission. She directs its ArtWorks program, which provides workshops in multiple arts for public schoolchildren. In late March she had a retrospective, Paperworks: 1991-2005, “of works on and in paper,” at a gallery there.

David Sears C’69 writes, “I have written two books, most recently a World War II history, The Last Epic Naval Battle, which is due out in June from Praeger.”

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70 Emily Lloyd GCP’70, New York, in February was appointed commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection. She is a former executive vice president for government and community affairs at Columbia University. She is married to William H. Goldstein W’68 GCP’72, president and CEO of the School Construction Authority, and they have lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for more than 20 years. They have two children, Jonathan (24), who lives in Japan, and Julia (22), who lives in Connecticut.

Ellen Tarlow Weidner CW’70 writes, “I was published in the winter issue of SpeciaLiving magazine. I think this is an acccomplishment for a hemiplegic woman in a wheelchair.” A self-proclained biking maniac, she bought a recumbent stationary bike in 1999 and has clocked up 50,000 miles since.

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71 L. Donald Raub Jr. C’71 GEd’75 see Donna Raub CGS’73.

72 Daan Braveman L’72, Syracuse, N.Y., professor of law and former dean in Syracuse University’s College of Law, co-wrote the casebook Constitutional Law: Structure and Rights in Our Federal System (2000). Recently he was named a College of Law Board of Advisors’ Professor.

Steve Fadem W’72 and his wife, Laurie Baskin, are the proud parents of Chloe Hope Fadem, born on Jan. 31. She is the sister of Rachel (“hopefully of the Class of 2022”), and the granddaughter of Leroy Fadem W’41.

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73 Ira Belsky C’73, Franklin Lakes, N.J., a retired attorney and business executive, traveled to southeastern India to assist in tsunami disaster-relief efforts in January. Working with IMGE Emergency Relief Fund, established by Andy Krieger C’78 G’81 WG’84, and the local Hope Foundation, Ira worked primarily in the subsistence fishing village of Pudupattinam, about 50 miles south of Chennai (Madras). After learning from village children that the tsunami also washed away all of their school books, supplies, and uniforms, he arranged for replacement supplies and returned home to organize fundraising efforts to pay for them.

Hon. Steven M. Jaeger C’73 <>, e-mails, “In November, I was elected to a 10-year term as a judge of the County Court in Nassau County, N.Y., after three years as a district-court judge. I am currently serving a temporary assignment in family court.”

Donna Raub CGS’73 writes that she recently became director of major gifts at Santa Clara University in California. Her husband, Don Raub C’71 GEd’75, continues his law practice with Brooks & Raub in Palo Alto. Of their children, Emily is a Ph.D. student in English literature at Rutgers, Chloe is a sophomore at Tulane, and Austin is a high-school freshman (and aspiring basketball player). Skip Walker C’71 joined them in January for the Penn men’s basketball game against University of San Francisco.

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74 Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow L’74 was appointed in April to the newly established A. B. Chettle Jr. Chair in Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University; she joined the Georgetown faculty in 1996 after teaching for 20 years at UCLA Law School. She wrote Dispute Processing and Conflict Resolution: Theory, Policy, and Practice (2003), and has co-written What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (2004), Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2004), Negotiation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2005), and Mediation: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2005).

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75 Tim Martin W’75 and Ellen Chamow Martin C’76 are thrilled to announce that they moved their freshman daughter, Laura Martin, into Spruce College House in Ashurst Magee in the Quad. “Coincidentally, this is the same dorm that her mother lived in as a freshman. As they say in the South, ‘it warmed our heart,’ to see her step through those doors of the Quad. And by the way, the Quad is looking a whole lot better than it did when we were there! We live in Charlotte, N.C., and can be contacted at <> and <>.”

Emily Chalef Sanders CW’75 is president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, Inc., a financial-advisory and investment-management firm based in Atlanta. She has a long commitment to helping women achieve financial security and independence: more than half of the company’s staff and clientele are women. In March she delivered a keynote address at an international financial-planning conference, “Money Matters for Women,” which was held in Paris by the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education and the American University of Paris.

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76 Avrom Jacobs SW’76 and Laura Furst Jacobs ChE’77 EE’77 GEng’78 Gr’82 live in Boston. “We are principals in NormaTec, a medical-device firm manufacturing equipment that rapidly addresses peripheral vascular diseases such as non-healing diabetic wounds and lymphedema after breast cancer. Our two children are Gilad, a Pitt senior, and Kayla, an MIT junior. We are getting used to being empty-nesters and it isn’t bad at all!”

Glen S. LeRoy GAr’76 GCP’76 GFA’76 in July becomes dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. He currently is a principal and owner of Gould Evans Goodman Associates, LC, based in Kansas City, Mo.; he joined it in 1990 and founded its urban design and planning, and landscape-architecture practices. From 1980 to 2002 he taught in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, and led the Kansas City Urban Design Program from 1987 to 2002. He is also an adjunct professor and advisor to the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s program in architecture and urban planning.

77 Luther Jackson C’77 is executive officer of the San Jose Newspaper Guild-CWA, the union representing workers at the San Jose Mercury News and the Monterey County Herald. He was recently elected chair of the Interfaith Council on Religion, Race, Economic and Social Justice in San Jose. “Acting on the progressive moral values of love, compassion, and justice, the Interfaith Council has been a major force behind many Silicon Valley initiatives concerning the working poor, children’s health care, and affordable housing.” He is also active in the First Unitarian Church of San Jose.

Laura Furst Jacobs ChE’77 EE’77 GEng’78 Gr’82 see Avrom Jacobs SW’76.

Martin A. Nisenholtz C’77 ASC’79 in February was appointed to senior vice president of digital operations for The New York Times Company. He became CEO of New York Times Digital in 1999, having served as president of The New York Times Electronic Media Company from 1995.

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78 Robert Campbell W’78 has joined Havenwood Capital Markets, LLC, an investment bank and securities firm based in Hunt Valley, Md., which focuses on structured and corporate finance, loan-sale advisory, fixed-income trading, and mortgage finance.

Robert J. Chalfin W’78 WG’78, Metuchen, N.J., is president of The Chalfin Group, Inc., which provides strategic planning and consulting for entrepreneurial IT businesses. In March he was appointed to the board of Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children.

Christene DeWitt Nu’78 <>, Brielle, N.J., was appointed last August to the New Jersey State Task Force on Obesity Prevention. Her daughter is Jennifer Machiaverna C’04, and her son, Jeff, is a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Thomas J. Normile CE’78 is a principal with the Philadelphia architectural firm of Keast & Hood Co. In February it opened a Washington office, as it is handling the structural-engineering work for construction on the campus of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Georgetown.

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79 John J. Murphy C’79, the partner-in-charge of the Cherry Hill, N.J., office of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, in January was named chair of the firm’s litigation department.

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82 Ralph A. Finizio L’82 in February joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its Pittsburgh office; he specializes in construction-related and corporate-officers litigation. Before joining Pepper, he was a director of Houston Harbaugh, P.C., in Pittsburgh, and chair of its litigation-practice group. He is a member of the board of Achieva, which serves people with mental retardation, and is legal counsel to the Variety Club of Pittsburgh, a charity for children with disabilities.

Henry Mendenhall GEE’82, Shamong, N.J., a senior engineer in Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories in Cherry Hill, has been named a Lockheed Martin Fellow, “in recognition of a 19-year career of exceptional technical achievement and leadership.”

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83 Peter Reed G’83 Gr’89, New York, is a curator in the architecture department at the Museum of Modern Art, and an overseer of PennDesign. He curated the current MoMA exhibition, Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape, which is running till May 16; it includes projects by three PennDesign faculty, Peter Latz, Marion Weiss, and James Corner GFA’86 GLA’86, chair of landscape architecture (see story on page 52).

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84 Brian T. Carney C’84 W’84 e-mails, “I recently moved to Cincinnati, where I accepted the position of director of chapter and professional relations with the Educational Theatre Association. Among other things, EdTA brings you the International Thespian Society and a variey of conferences and other resources for theater professionals, educators, and students. I am back at work on that pesky dissertation thing—ABD from the Department of Theater Arts at the University of Pittsburgh; writing on how recent dramatic historical fantasies deal with issues of history, narrative, performance, identity, and the American Dream—and hope to finish by the end of 2005. Feel free to drop me a line at <> to wish me well in my new home and new job—and to encourage me to get the &*(@^& dissertation done.”

Cmdr. Evan Esaki EE’84 celebrated his change of command and retirement from the U.S. Navy Reserve after over 20 years of service. During the past three years he was thrilled to command a Reserve Naval Special Warfare unit based in Pearl City, Hawaii. He had operated attack submarines in the Pacific during much of his first 12 years of active duty; one highlight was a shore job as a cruise-missile targeting officer during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Evan is continuing his civilian career as an analyst in the Pearl Harbor area. With the “season finale” of his military career, he looks forward to spending more time with his wife, Judy, and sons James (four) and John (one). He still gets to wear a uniform, though, now that he’s volunteered to lead a local Cub Scouting group.

Scott Heyman W’84 reports that he was recently elected to the board of directors of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Scott is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP. Scott and his wife, Gwen Ostroff Heyman W’84, have two daughters, Jordan (14) and Dana (11).

Benjamin Liston C’84 <>, Grosse Pointe, Mich., has been named chief of staff for the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, a 200-person unit in the Detroit tri-county area. He previously served as its chief trial attorney and chief of homicide.

Robert Pollack C’84 writes, “I am blessed to announce the birth of twins, Rebecca and Jacob, on Jan. 9. My wife, Lola, and I have been married five years and these are our first children. I am in private practice in San Diego as a very busy plastic surgeon. We spend our spare time traveling and scuba diving.”

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85 Tremain Smith C’85 (, Philadelphia, had a show of her encaustic paintings in March at the Main Line Unitarian Church.

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86 James Corner GFA’86 GLA’86, chair of landscape architecture at PennDesign, is founder and director of Field Operations, a landscape and urban design practice in New York. His Fresh Kills project, about the conversion into parkland of the 2,200 acre, predominantly landfill site in Staten Island, is included in the MoMA exhibition, Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape. Running till May 16, it was curated by Peter Reed G’83 Gr’89, and has projects by two other PennDesign faculty, Peter Latz and Marion Weiss (see story on page 52).

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87 Marc F. Cesare C’87 writes, “I married Heidi Poreda, a lawyer and federal defender (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in Oct. 2002, and we welcomed our first child, Emma Claire, on Sept. 25.”

James M. Day Gr’87 <> holds an endowed chair in the psychology of human development and psychology of religion at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He founded and helps co-ordinate Spiritualite et Vie, a program that fosters inter-religious dialogue; it is the first inter-confessional, ecumenical program in campus ministry in the 579-year history of that university. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire; an associate of the Taos Institute; and an Anglican priest, with parish duties at St. Boniface in Antwerp, and the English Church in Oostende; and a consulting psychologist in the Centre de Neuropsychiatrie et Psychotherapie in Brussels. He is married to Birte Henkelmann-Day, a policy analyst and yoga teacher, and has three children, Julia Martina, Jonathan Morris, and Jacob Lucien. James would enjoy hearing from Penn friends and associates.

Keith Gottfried W’87, San Jose, Calif., married Cindy Goldwasser in April in the Netherlands Antilles. He had been senior vice president for corporate affairs at Borland Software Corporation, Scotts Valley, but left in April 2004 to pursue personal interests. Cindy is an attorney who had served as a case manager for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, a non-profit serving San Mateo County.

Sally Kaplan Levy C’87 <> e-mails that after 15 years of big law-firm practice in Boston, she has joined with Lianne Ankner to form Ankner & Levy, P.C., a boutique law firm located in the Back Bay neighborhood. Sally will continue to focus on the legal needs of large and small hospitals and physician group practices.

Pedro Ramos C’87 was appointed managing director of the City of Philadelphia in January. Then the city solicitor, he transitioned to the new position in early spring.

Dr. Franc Solina Gr’87 and his wife, Andreja, joyously announce the birth of their daughter, Ema Lora, on July 17. She was also welcomed by her sister, Natasa, who is 18. Franc is a professor of computer and information science at the University of Ljubljana and head of the Computer Vision Laboratory there, and Andreja is a lawyer at T. Knez, a real estate company. They live in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. They family enjoys sailing on their sailboat in the Adriatic sea in summer and skiing in the Alps during the winter; both destinations are just an hour’s drive from their home.

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88 Rev. Steven J. Kelly C’88 was recently appointed a chaplain to the Detroit Police Department; his responsibilities include the 1st (HQ) Precinct, and the court and mounted units. “I never thought those years of riding with the First City Troop would come in handy!” He continues to serve as the priest of St. John’s Episcopal Church there (

Harold Wolpert C’88 in July will join the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York as managing director. He has been general manager of the Manhattan Theatre Club since 2000. He serves on the board of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers.

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89 Alan Adler C’89 writes, “My wife, Debra, and I, and our two boys, Nathan and Eli, welcomed Hannah Judith to our family on May 21, 2004. She is the littlest grandchild of Stanley Adler W’54.

Jonathan Bari C’89 and his wife, Leslie, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Alexandra Haley, on Jan. 11. Jon is president of Bari Enterprises, which both manages investments in entrepreneurial ventures and intellectual property, and provides strategic management-consulting services for businesses ranging from small to Fortune 500 firms. He also serves as an adjunct professor of business at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where he teaches strategic planning. In their spare time, Jon and Leslie founded The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, a self-guided walking tour of historic Philadelphia that has been featured in the travel section of The New York Times (

Marc Geffroy WG’89 writes, “My wife, Mary, delivered Xavier Thomas, our second son and third child, in October. After this exciting event, we have settled back into the rhythms of life here in Chevy Chase, Md. I continue to co-manage and grow Seneca Properties, a commercial real-estate investment and development firm, based in Bethesda, with Brad Kotz WG’89; he and I started the company back in 1993. I also see regularly and/or do business with Tom Tyree WG’89, Rob Deckey WG’89, Rob Schwartzberg WG’89, Tom Burton WG’90, Allan Marquardt WG’90, Joe Lipscomb WG’92, and Mike Brodsky W’89.

Jonathan Perkel C’89 married Lilibeth Amit Estilow on Nov. 26 in a civil ceremony in downtown Brooklyn; a celebratory lunch with his immediate family followed at the River Cafe there. He is vice president and associate general counsel of Travelocity, the online travel company, who also serves as general manager of its New York office. She is assistant wine director at Michael’s restaurant in midtown Manhattan. They live in a new apartment in the Cobble Hill-Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn and [as of late January] were only beginning their honeymoon planning.

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90 Fabio Marino EAS’90, a partner in the Silicon Valley office of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, was promoted in February to co-practice group leader for intellectual-property litigation and patent prosecution.

Joel R. Nied C’90 has been elected partner of the Atlanta-based law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP. He joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice group in 2002, and is based in the Virginia Beach office. He serves on the boards of the Hampton Roads Technology Council and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc.

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91 Helaine Bader C’91 <> and her husband, Doug Skinner, have returned to the Washington area, after spending the last five years in Philadelphia (three of those in University City). They live in Takoma Park, Md., and would love to hear from old friends. She works with Susan Garfield C’95 in the women’s health group of Digene, a biotech company; they had helped write a women’s health textbook, New Dimensions in Women’s Health (now in its third edition).

Ed Barnes W’91 writes, “I am currently working as a consultant out of Atlanta. Whenever my travel schedule permits, I interview perspective Penn students at the secondary-school-committee events. I am engaged to marry Gail Fegely of Devon, Pa., this December; Malcolm Nunes W’91 and Tarik Pruden C’91 will attend the festivities.”

C. Rodney Comegys EAS’91 G’91 in February was named a principal of the Vanguard Group, which is based in Valley Forge, Pa. He joined the firm in 1999 as senior manager in its institutional-recordkeeping services area.

Daniel Heyman GFA’91 e-mails that his War Clippings, “an on-going series of images in dialog with an America at war,” was exhibited throughout March at 55 Mercer Gallery in New York. It was also shown at Philadelphia’s Fleisher Art Memorial in in April and May. They are paintings in oil, ink, and gouache, with a number of woodblock prints (

Lisa Levine Kempner C’91 married Gregory Kempner on Aug. 21 in Montauk, N.Y., with her sister Audrey Levine C’89, her roommates Robin Weinberg C’91 and Gail Addlestone Spark C’91, and her good friends Lisa Lazarus C’91 and Carmen Fawber Perlman C’91 there to help celebrate. Lisa and Greg live at Dupont Circle in D.C., where they walk to their jobs: hers as an attorney at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP and his as a financial adviser at UBS. They would love to hear from old friends at <>.

Peter Kung EAS’91 has been named an assistant professor of philosophy at Pomona College. His special area of research is the mind-body problem.

Erika Marshall C’91 writes, “I have been working as a prosecutor in New York since graduating from law school in 1995. I am married to a New York native, Ernest L. Story, and we have two beautiful children, Christian Mekhi (two) and Nina Ophelia (six months). I wrote a paper, “Law, the Media, and Race: Perspectives From a Black Prosecutor,” and had the privilege of being a guest speaker at a seminar class offered through the Affams Department; the class was held in the DuBois College House, where I lived for three of my four years. It was a great full-circle moment. I am working on publishing the paper.”

Dann Sklarew C’91 writes that en route to his wife, Jennifer Friedman Sklarew C’92, a Mansfield Fellow in Tokyo this year, he caught up with a few Penn friends in Geneva, including Karen Wojciechowski C’92, Paul A. Martin C’93, and Fabrice Stroun C’93. Dann now leads an international waters project for the United Nations.

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92 Howard Berkenblit C’92, Sharon, Mass., was promoted in February to partner in the corporate department of the Boston-based law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. He is a director of the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education.

Sumita Bhattacharya W’92 recently accepted a position at Disney Publishing Worldwide in New York as director of strategy and business development; she previously was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. “It’s been an exciting move to Disney. I’m working with a highly creative and motivated group of people. It’s also interesting to work on a truly global business: Two of the three businesses I support are located in Milan and Paris. I’m also enjoying the mix of strategy work along with a line-management role where I’m overseeing a small portion of Disney’s learning business.”

Eric Federman W’92 see Amy Robinson Federman C’94.

Tracy Elizabeth Lawrence Gillen Nu’92 GNu’98 and Peter J. Gillen joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Ella Margaret, on Nov. 18. They live in Massachusetts, where Tracy is a pediatric nurse practitioner and Pete is a high-school social-studies teacher. They married on Nov. 10, 2002, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Connecticut. The wedding was attended by many Penn friends, including Christina Stille Nu’92, Kristen McRae Nu’92 GNu’98, Alison Muir Keating Nu’92 and Dr. Mark Keating M’90, Linda S. Steinkrauss Nu’92 GNu’97 and Philip Steinkrauss W’93, Leslie Sondeen-Opila Nu’92 GNu’95, Pamela Ferrell Nu’92, Dr. Eileen Barry Gr’01, Helen Jung C’92, Tara Bohling Rasmussen W’92, Wendy Alesi Kraus Nu’92 and Andrew Kraus EAS’92 GEng’94, John Garay C’92 and Kim Garay GNu’97, Douglas Glanville EAS’93, and Bruce Brasser Nu’92 GNu’93.

Ira Hillman C’92, Class President, offers a quick personal update: “I continue to live in Washington, and work as managing director of Round House Theatre, a professional nonprofit theater with two performance facilities and an education center in Bethesda and Silver Spring, Md. ( The big news, however, is that on Aug. 28 I married Jeremy Barber at the Decatur House in Washington. Many Penn friends attended, but no toast was thrown. No highballs were consumed either. Instead, guests enjoyed selections from our martini bar with ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue’ (recipes available upon request). We decided to forego our honeymoon and volunteered to work in Santa Fe, N.M., for two weeks with the Kerry Campaign. Despite our good work (and that of many other great people we met), the state went red, just like the country. Now that the ‘period of mourning’ (through Inauguration Day) has passed, I am working on staying in better touch with fellow alums, whatever your political affiliation—please feel free to get back in touch <>.”

Jennifer Nau Jorgensen EAS’92 writes, “I have been meaning to write since May 23, 1992, five days after graduation, to announce my marriage to Rob Jorgensen (who says Spring Break hook-ups don’t last?), and again after the births of each of my three children. So I am still a procrastinator, but better late than never. Some of the Penn Ten, as we have become known in some circles (okay, just ours) have also been delinquent in sharing their news, so I have taken it upon myself to share it for all of us. We have had mini-reunions at least once a year since graduation, initially for various weddings and bachelorette parties, but since those opportunities aren’t as frequent as they once were, we have resorted to trips to Napa, Vail, and of course The Shore to supplement our reasons to gather. Most recently (Oct. 30) we attended the wedding of Mydung Tran W’92 to Tony Nachman in Sedona, Ariz. It was the best-planned (Mydung actually scheduled in time for the wedding party to urinate on the day of the festivities) and fun-filled wedding I have ever attended. Mydung’s maid of honor was Meesh Josyln W’93 WG’98. All but Paige Daly DeBlasi W’92 were there—she was nine months pregnant at the time—but we had all made it to San Diego that May for the bachelorette party, where Mydung was the cutest and most obliging bachlorette in history. Mydung and Tony recently moved to Los Angeles, where she works as director of strategy and business development for Ticketmaster. Here is a brief update on the rest of us. Paige married Steve DeBlasi in 1998. They were in Boston until two years ago, then they moved to Manhattan, where they live with their new baby, Conner Jackson, who was born last November. He is already receiving private pitching lessons from his daddy and learning about the private-equity business from his mommy. Paige recently made partner in Apax Partners, a private-equity firm. Crissie Rice Ricketts W’92 married Eric Ricketts in 1996; they live in Vienna, Va., with their two sons, Owen (five) and Andy (three), and are in the process of adopting a baby girl from Guatemala. Crazy Mrs. Ricketts left the business world to teach calculus at her former high school, where she entertains the kids daily with math aerobics and stories of her youth. She is extremely happy using her education to help educate others. Erin Brophey Paschke C’92 married her high-school sweetheart, Brett Paschke, in 1994; they now live in Lake Forest, Ill., with their three children, Will (five), Luke (three), and Lauren (one). Erin stays busy taking care of her children, recruiting for ROTC and West Point, and competing in triathlons. Sevrin Huff Praeger EAS’92 married J.D. Praeger in 2000; they live in Denver, with their son, Jaks (two). Sevrin continues to work for Level 3 Communications. Liz Witt C’93 lives in New York, where she still parties like a rock star, makes jokes about the baby factories the rest of us have become, and allows us to live vicariously through her. Liz has been working for Morgan Stanley since graduation, proving that some people really do have an ability to commit to long-term relationships. Chrysten Cunningham C’92 married Scott Sandell in 1999; they now live in San Diego, with their two daughters, Emma (three) and Clare, who was born on Sept. 3. In addition to being her friends’ free and over-worked obstetric consultant, she has a private ob-gyn practice. I can honestly say, she is the best doctor I know, and I know hundreds, so if you are pregnant or incontinent, give her a call. Amy Monaghan Allen C’91 married Kevin Allen in 1998. They live in Arlington, Va., with their three children, Grace (five), Matthew (three), Kate (two) and, I’m not kidding, number four is due in July. Go Kevin, go Kevin. Amy obviously works harder than the rest of us 24 hours a day but also finds time to work part-time outside the home. Nancy Shackleton Green W’92 married Todd Green in 1999 and they live in Newport Beach, Calif., with their two children, Asher (three) and Ella (one). Nancy enthusiastically retired from practicing law at the birth of her first child and is now a harried, but happy full-time mom. I live in Tacoma, Wash., with Rob and my three sons, Robey (five), Jack (three), and Charlie, who was born in August. I’m still an internist in the Army, which has been a blessing, because I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia about a year ago, and if I do say so myself, there is no better medical care than that provided by military physicians. It has been a scary year and I couldn’t have made it without seeing the smiling faces of my children every day and the support of Rob, my family, and the wonderful women I met at Penn 16 years ago.”

Caryn Karmatz Rudy C’92 and Lee Rudy C’92 <>, Merion, Pa., are thrilled to announce the birth of their second daughter, Eliza Mackenzie Rudy, on June 4, 2004. She joins big sister Julia Dale ( four). Caryn is in her 12th year as a senior editor at Warner Books in New York, and Lee just left the U.S. Attorney’s Office to take a job at Schiffrin & Barroway, a law firm in Radnor, Pa.

Jennifer Friedman Sklarew C’92 see Dann Sklarew C’91.

Dr. Frederick Slogoff C’92 and Dr. Erica Goldberger C’92 joyfully announce the birth of their second daughter, Madeline Sarah Slogoff, on Feb. 18.

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93 Josh Astrof C’93 W’93 and Jackie Einstein Astrof C’93 <> are delighted to announce the birth of Zachary Einstein Astrof on Nov. 15. “He was welcomed home by two-year-old big brother Jared, who has refused to do his fair share of the middle-of-night feedings. Josh is a principal in the Blackstone Group’s private-equity group and Jackie works part time for the New York Road Runners Foundation, which organizes athletic programs for at-risk city kids. We are all enjoying city life in New York.”

David Black C’93 and his wife, Dr. Arlene Rogachefsky, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Rachel Black, on Jan. 10. Big brother Mitchell (18 months old in January), was eager and happy to welcome her. David is an attorney at Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP, in Manhattan and Arlene is a dermatologist; they can be reached at <>.

Kurt Jacobs W’93 see Marcie Levine C’94 GEd’95.

Bettina Ricks C’93 e-mails, “I have been living and working in Philadelphia since graduation, except six splendid months in Memphis back in 1996. Would love to hear from anyone out there and you can visit me at ( a business I run in my spare time. There is a real Kevin but he has only been a Philadelphian for about a year. I was a Wingette at SuperWingBowl 13 (610WIP) in February. It was definitely my biggest thrill and audience since graduation. Go Eagles!”

Shelley Rossell Rust C’93 G’93 e-mails, “My husband, Tom, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Jacqueline Graca, on Sept. 22. I work in IT security at the University of Chicago and Tom works for Accenture. We’d love to hear from friends at <>.”

Tanya Adler Stein C’93 <> and her husband, David, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child. Their daughter, Idit Noa Stein, was born at 9:57 p.m. on Dec. 5, weighing 6 lb. 15 oz., and 19 inches in length. She is named after Tanya’s bubee (maternal great-grandmother).

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94 Bárbara Verwoerd Buenz C’94 writes, “Together with my husband, Ted, I am happy to announce the birth our daughter, Django Little-Swan, on Jan. 22 in New York. This monumental event nearly occurred on the Brooklyn Bridge during the first snowstorm of the year. We did, in the end, make it to the hospital, where the real action took place that snowy night. Additional good news to share is that I am art director of HBO Online and really enjoying that opportunity and working with the team there.”

Kerry Walsh Corcoran Nu’94 and her husband, Rich, welcomed their second child, Miles Walsh Corcoran, on Jan. 18. Kerry will continue to stay at home with Miles and big brother Sam (born May 28, 2003) for the time being. They recently moved from San Francisco to Oakland, but despite living in A’s and Raider territory, look forward to raising a family of Boston fans—Go Sox and Pats!”

Amy Robinson Federman C’94 and Eric Federman W’92 are thrilled to announce the birth of their second son, Samuel Eli, on Nov. 10, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. He joins big brother Jake, who turns two in May. “We are currently living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but are getting ready to make the move to West Harrison, N.Y., in the late summer.”

Risa Rosenthal Green C’94 and Michael Green W’95 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Davis Asher, on Sept. 30. He joins big sister Harper Jaid, who will be three in May. Michael is the founder and President of Dakota Financial, a finance company that specializes in equipment leases, and Risa is a writer; her first novel, Notes From the Underbelly, was recently published by Penguin Putnam, and she is currently working on a sequel, to be released in April 2006.

Ken Hartman GrEd’94 e-mails that he appeared on Good Morning America in January. “My newest software, Everything Parents and Students Need to Know About the Road to College, is now the number-one software title on Amazon, and is being customized by school districts all over the country. Hewlett-Packard is providing it free to schools, and QVC sells it. More on me can be found at (”

Marcie Levine C’94 GEd’95 and Kurt Jacobs W’93 are estatic to announce their engagement. Kurt thrilled Marcie by proposing onstage at Carniege Hall during the first blizzard of 2005. They continue to live in New York. A July wedding is planned.

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95 Michael Green W’95 see Risa Rosenthal Green C’94.

Mahealani Richardson C’95 is proud to announce her marriage to Michael Yasutake on Aug. 7 at a Hawaiian fishpond on the island of O’ahu; attending were Shanti Venkata Kim EAS’95, and Jason Ankney Layney C’95 and Tracy Layland Layney C’95. “Our wedding was a mix of our heritages and included hula dancing, a Japanese toast, and a German toast with homemade beer. Currently I work as an anchor/reporter for KITV, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu. Michael is a television-production workaholic. Feel free to contact me at <>.”

Michael S. Rosenberg L’95, a commercial litigator in the Philadelphia office of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, has been elected partner. He and his wife, Sheryl Rosenberg, live in Mount Laurel, N.J., with their two sons, Sam and Jack.

Garrett Schade C’95 EAS’95 see Amy Stover C’98.

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96 Wan-Yi Chen SW’96, Syracuse, N.Y., was appointed an assistant professor of social work at Syracuse University. Previously she was an adjunct lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Nancy Harrison Lascher C’96 and Michael Lascher C’96 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Harrison Lascher, on Feb. 1. He is the grandson of Shelley Danien Harrison C’64 GEd’65 and Gilbert Harrison W’62 L’65, and nephew of Edward Harrison C’89 WG’94, and Robin Harrison Kaplan C’91 and Jeffrey Kaplan W’87. Jerry received his first Penn sweatshirt from great-great-uncle Dr. Eugene Bass GD’63.

Jennifer Rosenberg Motelson C’96 and her husband, Glenn Motelson, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Dylan, on Jan. 22. He was born weighing 9 lbs. 7 oz., and was 21 inches long.

Dena Rabinowitz C’96 married Jonathan Rosner W’00 on Aug. 29 in Long Island, N.Y. They were joined by many Penn friends, including maid-of-honor Shani Rabinowitz C’00, best man Daniel Rosner EAS’02 GEng’02, as well as Nellie Hershkovich Harari C’96 and Daniel Harari WEv’00, Elie Doft W’97, Seth Charnow W’98 WG’05, Joshua Wilkenfeld C’01, Rachel Bergstein C’01, Blayne Ross W’01, David Menchel C’01, Shira Alpert Hammerman C’01 GEd’02 and Barry Hammerman W’01, Jordana Levitsky C’02, Michael Schostak W’01, Tamara Kushnir C’01, Marc Dworkin EE’00, Michael Chasan EE’02 GEE’02 and Rebecca Chanales Chasan C’03. Dena and Jon met on a ski trip during Thanksgiving, and got engaged on top of Table Mountain in South Africa three months later. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 and is in private practice as a clinical psychologist at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, N.Y. He has been working at American Express for the past four years where he is currently a business-expansion manager for the international-card business; he is also enrolled in the NYU Langone MBA program. They live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and can be reached at <> and <>.

Michael T. Upshur C’96 <> is delighted to announce his marriage to his longtime girlfriend/fiancée, Theresa Rose Jennings, on Jan. 29 in Philadelphia. “In addition, the fantastically happy couple is expecting their first child together in August.” Michael also has a son from a previous marriage. They will continue to live in Philadelphia.

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97 Sherry Stolack Edelstein W’97 married Richard Edelstein in Miami Beach last July.

Michelle Bornstein Hankin W’97 and Joel Hankin C’97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Tamar, on Jan. 21; she was 6 lbs. 9 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long at birth. “She’s now smiling and getting used to life as a city baby.” In between the chaos, Joel is working as an associate at Kelley, Drye and Warren in New York and Michelle is returning to her advertising career at Grey Worldwide; they’d love to hear from old friends at <>.

Adam Illfelder W’97 see Danielle Volk C’98.

Randy Lee C’97 L’01 see Daniel Lee W’98 L’00.

Sunny Pai C’97 <> e-mails, “I was recently appointed headmaster at the new Media Communications Technology High School in Boston. This is part of an ongoing effort to convert big-city public high schools into smaller theme-based schools. After Penn, I got my master’s in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a founding faculty member at the Boston Arts Academy, a public school for the visual and performing arts. I welcome e-mails from old Penn friends I’ve lost touch with.”

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98 Robin Kawakami C’98 <robin@>, New York, has launched Permission magazine, “a life+style glossy for emerging artists, covering fashion, film, music, and design (”

Daniel Lee W’98 L’00 and Randy Lee C’97 L’01 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Sophia, on Feb. 10; she was welcomed home by her proud big brother Andrew, who is three years old.

Amy Stover C’98 married Garrett Schade C’95 EAS’95 on July 24 at Lake Valhalla Club in Montville, N.J. Alumni attending the wedding included Christine Leoni Metcalf C’98, Jennifer Lang C’98, Nicole Masson C’98, Brian Chu C’95, Steven Kleinstein EAS’94 and Judy Grunwald Kleinstein C’95, Jason Jaslow EAS’95 W’95, Alex Rogin C’95 W’95, Emily Fan W’95 WG’02, Alan Spiewak C’71, groomsman Stefan Koch C’94, and best man Thomas Heller C’95. Garrett and Amy honeymooned in South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. They live in Hoboken, N.J. He works as a management consultant for Deloitte and she as an Internet-usability consultant for Nielsen Norman Group.

Danielle Volk C’98 and Adam Illfelder W’97 are happy to announce their engagement. While their paths never crossed at Penn, they finally found each other in their current home of Boston. He surprised her with a wedding proposal at the end of a long bicycle ride, at the top of Boston’s Heartbreak Hill. Their wedding is planned for September in her hometown of Portland, Maine. Currently he is an investment analyst at Putnam Investments and she is a physical therapist at Mass General Hospital.

Jonathan Zucker W’98 e-mailed in February, “After quitting my job as an equity trader at CSFB and traveling the world for six months, I am now pursuing my dream of being a professional singer-songwriter. I just released my first CD, April Rain, and have been playing shows around New York. I’m pursuing publishing and recording deals, and plan on touring both California and the U.K. this spring. I’m having the time of my life, and this probably would’ve never happened had it not been for that fateful day in 1996 when I played onstage with my idol, Billy Joel, at Irvine Auditorium—that’s when the seed was planted. Check out (, it would be great to hear from old classmates.”

99Richard S. Dennison Jr. C’99 has joined the Woodbridge, N.J., law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP as an associate in its litigation department.

Aliya Karmally W’99 married Rithvik Sahai last summer. The festivities started on July 9 with a traditional Indian Rasm-e-Mehndi party at 24 5th in Manhattan and concluded with the ceremony and reception at Bridgewaters at the South Street Seaport. Over 25 alumni attended, including wedding-party members Jenna Myers C’99, Robyn Silk Pecarsky C’99, Amy Paul W’99, Marcie Bromberg W’99, Jackie Berkell Friedland C’99, Georgia Borden C’99, and Abby Rosner Schiffman C’97. Aliya and Rithvik live in the West Village, where she in a client-relationship manager for a software company and he is a senior manager for a consulting firm.

Kent Reichert GPU’99 married Amanda Kelly McDaniel on Oct. 2 in Philadelphia. They live in Washington, where he is an operations and public-safety policy analyst with the Mayor’s Office.

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00 Alison Bernstein C’00 <> e-mails, “I got engaged to Patrick Bardill on July 1, 2004, and we will marry on Oct. 9 in Tarrytown, N.Y. We live in St. Louis, where we are both graduate students in the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University. I am in my third year in the neuroscience Ph.D. program, studying the molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease. If there are any other Penn grads in St. Louis, we need to start a Penn Club—I can’t watch Penn basketball anywhere!”

Dan Kryzanowski W’00 e-mails, “After four years of work and play in Manhattan, I packed my bags and moved to warm-and-sunny Phoenix, just as the first snowfall hit the East Coast. In New York I spent much of my time trading equity finance products for Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. On the side, I volunteered for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation, devoted to promoting leadership development amongst high-school sophomores. In Phoenix (Glendale, Ariz., to be precise), I recently began my MBA at Thunderbird (Garvin School of International Management), the Number 1-rated international business school in the U.S. My focus is on international development and marketing. I plan to study in Guadalajara, Mexico, this summer and hope to secure an internship in Latin America with a private corporation or government agency for the fall season. Unfortunately, I will not be in Philadelphia area to attend this year’s Alumni Weekend. I would love to hear from old friends at <>.”

Dara Lovitz C’00 is an associate with the Philadelphia law firm of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C.; her practice includes toxic-tort litigation and medical and products liability. In March she was appointed legal chair of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.

Hillary Novick C’00 married David Sherman C’00 on Dec. 11 in New York. Alumni in the wedding party included Lorin Rokoff C’00, Ricki Rhein C’00, Anna Jadow C’00, best man Jeremy Klein W’00, Eric Spielman C’00, Andrew Goldman W’00, and Harlan Cherniak W’01. Other guests included Lauren Berger C’00, Marisa Yeres C’00, Steven Kwiat C’00, Jeff Simons C’00, Lenny Simon C’00, Adam Koch C’00, and Matt Wurst C’00. Rabbi Jonathan Stein W’69 officiated.

Michael Ridloff W’00 see Elena Guttenplan C’01.

Jonathan Rosner W’00 see Dena Rabinowitz C’96.

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01 Helena H. Chao C’01 is an associate in the CIO’s office at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. Prior to this, she spent two years performing business strategy and analysis for the CFO of the investment-management division. She is also a volunteer anchorwoman for New Tang Dynasty Television’s Asia Brief (,, a non-profit news program that specializes in impartial and comprehensive Asia news. She serves on the steering committee of the Asian Professional Network at Goldman Sachs, is vice president of the Professional Women’s Alliance of NYC (, and serves on the events-planning committee for the Forte Foundation ( Helena is also involved with GenArt, Youth Venture, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Some of her passions include meditation (, world travel, the art of fashion, trying new restaurants, flying planes, and meeting people from all walks of life. She can be reached at <> or <>.

Elena Guttenplan C’01 married Michael Ridloff W’00 on Nov. 13 at Temple Hillel of North Woodmere, N.Y. The wedding party included bridesmaids Alyssa Benjamin C’01, Alana Darnell C’00, Rebecca Ruebner C’00 M’05, Nicole Tanenbaum C’01, Julie Weiss C’01, and groomsmen Matthew Chait C’00, Jeffrey Lander C’99, Jason Ridloff W’93 WG’98 L’99, and Matthew Schonholz C’00 L’05. Joshua and Lauren Sokoloff Manton C’01 had the honor of signing the marriage license. Other alumni attending included Elena’s father, Kenneth Guttenplan W’66, Maya Alperowicz C’01, Jamie Cohen C’00, Alyson Fien C’01, Nora Ginsberg Kalter C’01 and Steven Kalter W’00, Alexa Klein C’01, Rachel Kreiner-Tuzman C’01, Geri Kreiner-Litt C’96 and Lawrence Litt C’96, Lisa Yedid Hershman C’01 and Joshua Hershman C’99, Gayle Rozan W’01, and Jodi Schiffman C’00. Elena and Michael enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii and now live in New York. She is a senior research analyst for Paramount BioCapital Asset Management and he is an associate in the real-estate investment-banking/CMBS-originations group of EuroHypo AG; they can be reached at <>.

Melissa Kaufman W’01 and Matt Stoloff C’01 recently married in Cleveland. After a honeymoon in Bora Bora and Tahiti, they now live in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Stefanie Poulos C’01 married Justin Hopkins C’01 on Nov. 12 at the Horticultural Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park. The bridal party included maid-of-honor Amanda Scheiner C’01 (who sent in this note), Meryl Cohen C’01, and Bert Lai W’99. Other alumni at the lovely and fun event were Marilyn Assicurato C’01, Lisa Silver C’01, Jill Rothkopf C’01, Julia Gabella C’01, Jennifer Landsidle C’01, Tara Glenn C’02, Philippa Content C’00, Cara Dellaverson C’00, Jessica Oliff C’00, Emily White C’00, Katrin Fraser C’00, Isabel Rioja-Scott C’01, Kristina Wallits C’02, James Casey W’01, Sean McDonald C’00, Seth Schorr C’99, John Whittaker C’01, Gonzalo Briceno EAS’02, Bear Witherspoon EAS’01, Jovan Petrovic EAS’98, Jun Page EAS’99, Lisa Harrinarine Singh C’99 and Dhiraj Singh EAS’99, Jeffrey Erickson C’01, and Ryan Dashkewich EAS’00. Stef and Justin are moving to Gladwyne this winter with their beautiful two-year-old daughter, Kaelah.

Kim Rogoff C’01 and Mike Silverstein C’01 are thrilled to announce their engagement: He proposed in January while they were vacationing in Hawaii. The wedding is being planned for January next year in San Diego. They live in Los Angeles, and can be e-mailed at <> or <>.

Brenna Tinkel C’01 is thrilled to announce her engagement to Andrew Sniderman. They live in New York, where he is an architect with the Polshek Partnership and she is a writer, as well as a research analyst with Euro RSCG Magnet. A fall wedding is planned, with Hilary Tinkel Vernon C’98 as matron of honor and Aaron Vernon EAS’98 as a groomsman.

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02 Michael Chasan EE’02 GEE’02 see Rebecca Chanales C’03.

Rebecca Kramer Cohen C’02 and David Cohen W’03 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Ezra Jonathan, on Nov. 30. “He is already wearing Quaker gear and can’t wait to visit Penn this spring.”

Lisa Ratner W’02 and Ross Fieldston C’02 are excited to announce their engagement, which took place on Oct. 7. They have been dating since their freshman year; they met while living down the hall from each other in the Quad. She is a second-year at Fordham Law School and this May begins her summer associateship at Dechert LLP. He is a third-year at Columbia Law School and after graduation will join Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate in its corporate department. They are planning their wedding for Aug. 2006.

Heather Schwartz C’02 <> announces her Feb. 11 engagement to Mark Shaffer. A wedding is planned for Aug. 2006. Finishing her second year at the George Washington University Law School, this summer she will work in the New York office of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He is a fourth-year associate in the Washington office of the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP. They live in Arlington, Va.

03 Rebecca Chanales C’03 married Michael Chasan EE’02 GEE’02 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington on Dec. 26. Allison Goldberg C’03, Shira Kurtz C’03, and Eloise Kauvar C’03 were among Rebecca’s bridesmaids, and Michael’s groomsmen included Jay S. Lipsey W’01, Mark Mezrich C’02, and Aaron Yunis C’02 W’02. Other friends and alumni who helped celebrate included Michael’s sister Jana Chasan Romm C’98 and her husband, Gadi Romm EE’98 GEE’98, Louis Lichtenfeld W’73, Rachel Steiner EE’01, Rachel Federman C’02, Marisa Tuchinsky W’02, Jessica Tuchinsky C’02, Alex Glassman C’03, Ira Hofer EAS’02 W’02, Daniel Rosner EAS’02 GEE’02, Jon Rosner W’00 and Dena Rabinowitz C’96, Josh Wilkenfeld C’01, Rebecca Fishman C’03, Michael Lorberbaum EAS’02, Sigi Rosenberg C’02, Tamar Weissman C’98, Rinat Becher W’03, David Finkler C’03, George Scheer C’03, Michelle Wallenstein C’03, Dov Weinstein C’04, Jon Adler W’02, Danny Alpert C’03, Jacob Cytryn C’04, Micah Liben C’03, Jonah Lowenfeld C’03, and Zach Silver C’05. In August, Rebecca and Michael will enjoy a two-week honeymoon in Hawaii. They currently live in New York and are attending Fordham Law School; he also works as a patent agent at Ropes & Gray. They can be contacted at <>.

David Cohen W’03 see Rebecca Kramer Cohen C’02.

Sara Fancher C’03 married Joseph Peters on Oct. 2 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. The ceremony was held at the Flagstaff reception hall on a hilltop overlooking the autumnal foliage of the surrounding valleys. Classmates attending were Holly Blanchard C’03, Nicole Chargulaf C’03, Katie Jorgensen C’03, Adya Kashuba C’03 (who sent in this note), Marisa Kastner EAS’03, and Carolyn O’Leary C’03.

Murat Ozbaydar WG’03, New York, recently left Oaktree Capital Management to become a partner at 3G Capital Management, a $200 million long/short equity hedge fund, where he co-manages its equity portfolio.

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