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Dr. Clarence C. Briscoe C’31 M’35 writes that he spent most of his 90th year writing a small medical novel, The Roar of a Lion, which will be published by Dorrance this month.

Elizabeth Basler M. Stano CW’38 writes, “I have been widowed twice, and now live in Florida. I have stepchildren by my second marriage to Leonard Stano, who died in 1994. In my life I have seen most of the world and crossed the Atlantic thrice on the Concorde. In March 2001, I went by ship through the Caribbean and up the Amazon River with the New York Theatre Guild; it was quite a trip, very enjoyable and informative. Last October I flew to Madeira, by way of Lisbon, to see the island I had heard so much about—truly beautiful and quite modern, especially Funchal, the capital. I really enjoyed the famous basket ride down the mountain. At Penn I belonged to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and would like to hear from any of my sisters, 1934 to 1938.”

Dr. Simon Lewis C’39 D’41 writes, “I have recommended many students to Penn, a great school. I am working part-time as a dentist in a nursing home.”


Dr. Jack Cole M’41 writes, “My book of verse, Wandering Voices, recently received a favorable review by the Midwest Book Review.”
It was first published by Mellen Poetry Press in 1999.

Dr. Joe Rhile GEd’41 writes, “For the past 25 years I have gathered data for the publishing of the Two-Year College Accounting Faculty Directory, originally published by Southwestern Publishing Company, but now by ITE Publishing. For many years it was published annually in book form; the last edition is on the Web ( I enjoy the Gazette articles on professors who have taught at the University for many years: I can relate to many of the things they say as I taught in junior high, senior high, and community college for 45 years.”

Natalie Wasserman Wolf CW’42 recently received the Gold Medal of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her work as an educator, international flower-show judge, and volunteer, “inspiring new floral designers and aspiring gardeners to make horticulture a part of their lives.” She writes, “I think it’s a pleasant surprise to write something exciting about a 60-year graduate for Alumni Notes.”

Dr. Marco Rabinovitz Ch’44 writes, “My Class consisted of four persons who entered the chemistry curriculum of the Towne School. The first two years were spent together with the chemical engineers; the second two years had an advanced chemical curriculum, including electro-chemistry, organic chemical analysis, chemical literature, with only two to four hours of non-chemical electives (I remember contract law and child psychology very well). I later learned that this curriculum was abolished in 1952. I only knew Rose Brahinsky Cole CW’44 and Alfonso Baldi Ch’44 G’51, how are they doing?”

Dr. Jeanette W. Rentschler Ed’44 GEd’45 writes, “For the past 17 years George and I have been spending our retirement enjoying winters in West Palm Beach, Fla., and summers in Margate, N.J. Last Aug. 25, we marked our 56th wedding anniversary with a cruise through the Panama Canal.”

Dr. Marvin B. Becker Ed’46 G’47 Gr’50 is emeritus professor of medieval history at the University of Michigan. In the spring a collection of his articles, Florentine Essays: Selected Writings of Marvin B. Becker, chosen by his graduate students, was published by the University of Michigan Press.

Dr. James L. Dannenberg D’48, clinical professor of dentistry at the University, in March received an achievement award and an honorary chapter degree from the Future Farmers of America at the W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences of Philadelphia for his dedication as a volunteer.

Dr. Norma Podoszek Barretta FA’49 earlier this year received from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis its Irving Sector Award for services to the society and the advancement of clinical hypnosis. In September she and her husband, Philip F. Barretta, will be presenters for the 7th Congress of the European Society of Hypnosis in Rome.


Dr. Edward D. Weil Ch’50 reports he has been granted his (approximately) 220th and 221st U.S. patents, on a flame-retardant finish for cotton fabric and a corrosion-inhibitory paint additive. He has other patents pending and continues to invent new specialty chemicals and polymers. After a 33-year career in industrial research, he is 15 years into his second career as a research professor at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn.

Dr. Lionel D. Wyld G’50 Gr’59 writes that he has published Conastota and Chittenango, about the two New York state canal towns, in the Images of America series of Arcadia Books; he also wrote The Navy in Newport and The Naval War College in the same series. His Boaters and Broomsticks, about Erie Canal folklore, was published by North Country Books.

Edward C. Driscoll C’51 recently retired as CEO and board chair of the L. F. Driscoll Co., the prominent mid-Atlantic construction-management firm whose projects include the First Union Center, the Liberty One complex, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia, the Abramson Building at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and on Penn’s campus, the Jonathan Evans Rhoads Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Jon M. Huntsman Hall, the new building at the Wharton School.

Fred N. Kronfeld W’51 writes, “My wife and I spend the winter months in Naples, Fla., where we have a large company of Penn grads who get together occasionally. We spend the summers in Alpine, N.J., where again we have Penn alumni whom we see often. I enjoy the Gazette and thank you for all the information that you print. Please continue your excellent coverage.”

Dr. H. David Hammond Gr’52 writes, “I continue to volunteer 20 hours a week in the Deaver Herbarium of Northern Arizona University, and a few hours at the Museum of Northern Arizona. I am a regional reviewer for the Flora of North America project. I will soon retire from the Flagstaff public-art advisory committee after six years and three pieces installed along historic Route 66.”

Herbert M. Liss W’52 writes, “I am now an adjunct professor at Xavier University in Ohio, teaching MBA and undergraduate level entrepreneurial-marketing courses. My son Kenneth, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was recently promoted to captain USNR.”

Rev. Dr. Alvin S. Rudisill G’53, emeritus professor of religion, emeritus professor of medicine, and university chaplain emeritus at the University of Southern California, received its distinguished emeritus award in March. He had served on the religion faculty for more than 30 years and the medicine faculty for more than 20 years. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he currently is a consultant in private practice to non-profits. A long time resident of Pasadena, he has two children, four stepchildren, and six grandchildren.

Dr. Eugene N. Myers W’54, professor and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, lectured at the 1st International Congress on Salivary Gland Diseases in January in Geneva, and at the 9th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Association of Otolaryngologists in Curaao in March.

Robert A. Natiello WG’56, president of the non-profit Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, Arizona’s oldest, largest annual musical event, recently accepted the Governor’s Award for Arts in the Community from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Matthew J. Vetri W’56 in May received the James Monroe Buckley Award from New York Methodist Hospital in recognition of his years of service on its board of trustees.

Elaine Wingate Conway FA’57, Bronxville, N.Y., in March was appointed chair of the Purchase College Council, a policy and advisory body which represents the college’s interests to the SUNY board of trustees. An interior decorator since 1965, she also serves on the New York Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. In 1987, she was the founding chair of the board of Thirteen/WNET, the public-television station.

Hon. Charles H. Loughran C’57, Greensburg, Pa., retired as president of the Court of Common Pleas for Westmoreland County in April, the fourth anniversary of his appointment to that position. He will work part-time as a senior judge until a successor is elected and takes the bench in January 2004. He has listed cooking classes, perhaps at the local community college, as his probable No.1 retirement activity. He first sat on the Common Pleas bench in January 1978.

Pamela Tamarkin Reis Gr’57 has written a book, Reading the Lines: A Fresh Look at the Hebrew Bible, to be published in August by Hendrickson Publishers. “The book’s memoir-like introduction explains where she got the chutzpah to challenge established scholars, for the core of the book is 11 original literary interpretations of difficult biblical passages. These essays were previously published in academic journals, but she has added new autobiographical prefaces for each unconventional reading that describe the source of her inspiration.” Pam is married to Ronald Reis C’57.

Edward Blumstein W’58 is treasurer of the Penn Council for Relationships (formerly the Marriage Council of Philadelphia and soon to be the Council for Relationships). He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Volunteer for the Indigent Program; and he chairs the family section’s ethics committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, an international organization based in Washington.

Dr. Egal Feldman Gr’59 has published his fifth book, Catholics and Jews in Twentieth-Century America (University of Illinois Press, 2001), “the first book-length study which deals with the significant changes that have taken place in the last century between Roman Catholics and Jews in the United States.” Earlier this year it received the Kenneth Kingery Award, given annually for the best book-length scholarly work by a Wisconsin author.


Judah I. Labovitz C’60 L’63 re-joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP in June; a partner in the business-litigation practice group, he is resident in the Philadelphia office. Previously he was a founding partner of Mann, Ungar, Spector & Labovitz, and had earlier been with Wolf Block from 1963 to 1980. Currently he is vice-chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Richard J. Aronson W’61 was a guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 21; he conducted Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide.

James Dunsmore W’61 received, for only the third time, the Man of the Year Award at the annual Penn football banquet on Jan. 18; about 300 attended the event at the Inn at Penn, and head football coach, Al Bagnoli, made the award.

Ruth Mongin Leventhal MT’61 Gr’74 WG’81, who was acting dean of the School of Allied Medical Professions from 1975 to 1981, e-mails, “I retired as emeritus provost and dean at the Penn State campus at Harrisburg and professor of biology in June. The fifth edition of my book (co-authored with Russell Cheadle), Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text, was released recently. I am already into my next life, and am now enrolled as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in realistic figurative sculpture. All is well.”

Claudia A. Palmer Nu’61 G’63 writes, “My husband, Trev (a graduate of the University of Melbourne who was a prosector in anatomy at Penn’s Medical School in 1957), and I travel in retirement frequently to Australia, and to visit children in Los Angeles and Colorado, and Boston to see Dr. Diana Palmer C’84, who is a pediatrician at the Revere Clinic of Mass. General. I learned that she is on Penn’s local secondary-schools committee.”

Mireille Lellouche Key CW’62 <> e-mails, “After other careers, including costume design, I have returned to translating, my first professional love. I am a freelance Swedish-English translator, and making time to write a memoir.”

Beryl Lieff Benderly CW’64 G’66 e-mails, “My latest book, Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present (with Hasia R. Diner), has just been published by Basic Books. Publishers Weekly called it ‘a fundamental contribution to women’s and Jewish studies that is sure to inform and engage.’ To learn more, please visit (”

Shep Abbott W’65 <> is the founder and executive director of Fishtown Artspace, Inc., in Gloucester, Mass. He is engaged to be married to Jennifer Kirk; they will live together with her 10-year-old daughter, Skye. Shep says he “never knew life could be so sweet and plans never to die.”

Camille Mueller FA’65, an artist who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., last summer painted life-sized portraits of Dr. R. Jean Brownlee Ed’34 Gr’42 Hon’86, the first woman dean of the old College of Liberal Arts for Women, and Dr. Ruth E. Smalley SW’52, the first woman dean of the School of Social Work; these were unveiled as part of the Celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn in November.

Arthur Dimond C’66 is head of Dimond Communications Consulting in Boston; he lives in Newton Center with his wife and two children, a 24-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son. He recently had published Blurred Images, his first novel.

Marsha I. Atkind CW’67 was installed in March as president of the National Council of Jewish Women. “This is a time of extraordinary challenge for all Americans,” she said, “and NCJW is committed to meeting those challenges head-on. BenchMark, our campaign to save Roe v. Wade and to protect our individual liberties, and StoP, our program to combat domestic violence, are just two initiatives to improve the lives of women, children, and families.” An active NCJW volunteer for 24 years, Marsha most recently served as a national vice president and chair of the NCJW Journal editorial board and as national treasurer and finance-committee chair (1996-99). She is also president of the New Jersey Jewish News, and serves on the advisory board of the Essex County court-appointed special-advocates project.

Richard F. Furia C’67, managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Furia & Turner, in January began a three-year term as a governor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Serving on many of the Bar’s committees, he is co-chair of the solo and small-firm committee. He lives in Wynnewood, Pa., with his wife, Bernadette; they have one daughter and a granddaughter.

Steve Herbst C’67 e-mails, “At the 2002 International Whistling Championships in Louisburg, N.C., there were approximately 31 adult competitors from around the world (some from as far away as India), including seven women. By the end of the preliminary round, five men and five women were selected to advance to the finals. I am pleased to inform you that I took home the Second Place in Popular Music (medallion) for “Danny Boy”; First Place in Classical Music (medallion) for the “Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2” by Liszt; and First Place International Grand Champion by virtue of the aggregate score for the preliminary and final rounds’ four numbers (trophy & cash prize).”

Jean E. Hunt W’67 L’91 in May joined the Pennsylvania Trust Company in Radnor, Pa., as vice president. Previously she was executive vice president and chief executive officer for the Main Line Trust Company.

Bruce Malkin C’67 and Joanne Rinehart Malkin CW’62 are delighted to announce that their daughter, Deborah Joy Malkin, married Brian A. Block C’95 on Sept. 30 in an outdoor ceremony on the garden terrace of Oxon Hill Manor, overlooking the Potomac River near Washington. Deborah’s sister, Jennifer Malkin C’99, was maid of honor, and Brian’s best man was Ray Schleinkofer W’95 and Kerem Kepkep EE’96 GEng’97 was a groomsman. Bruce and Joanne shared the festivities with their best friends, Dr. Jeffrey Frank C’67 M’71 GM’75 and Deborah Linker Frank CW’68, their daughter, Dr. Laura Frank C’95, and Dr. David Matz ChE’67 and Roberta Rubenfein Matz CW’67.

Dr. Alison Raju CW’67 Gr’75 writes that two more of her books on mediaeval-pilgrimage routes were published earlier this year by Cicerone Press (Milnthorpe, U.K.). Va de la Plata. The Way of St. James: Seville to Santiago is the only walker’s guide in English to the 991km route across Spain to the famous pilgrim destination of Santiago de Compostela. The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros: St. Olav’s Way, Oslo to Trondheim, describes in English the 643km Norwegian pilgrimage route, that in its time was the fourth most important in Europe.

Dr. Gershon Bacon C’68 <>, the Carl and Helen Klein Chair for the History of the Rabbinate in Modern Europe, completed a three-year term as chair of Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University. He looks forward to the 2002-03 academic year, as he will be a visiting fellow for one month at Penn’s Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; he is writing a history of Jews in modern Poland. Gershon and his wife, Brenda, make their home in Jerusalem, where they are the proud parents of four and grandparents of two.

Laurence Z. Shiekman C’68 L’71, chair of the commercial-litigation practice group and the finance committee of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, was re-elected to its executive committee in March.

Marc D. Jonas C’69 L’72 is a real estate partner in the Montgomery County office of the Philadelphia law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, LLP. He planned and moderated a course for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, “The Federalization of Land Use,” and he presented “Old McDonald’s Farm: A Subdivision and Land Development Case Study,” earlier this year in King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsburg. Marc also serves as solicitor for Marlborough, and on the zoning-hearing boards of Towamencin and Lower Salford, and as a special zoning solicitor for Narberth and Kennett Square.

Lorraine Schechter GFA’69 e-mails, “My first book, The Book of Yes, will be published by Council Oak Books of San Francisco this September in a beautifully printed trade paperback of 96 pages. There will be 40 color images from the collection of 368 mixed media works I did between 1997-8 and exhibited in Santa Fe, N.M. All the images include the word yes as text, calligraphic mark, or in the design. The book includes quotations, and small poems or poem fragments from poet or writer friends, philosophers, and spiritual teachers that say yes both in word and content. Images can be seen at the New Mexico CultureNet Web site ( where you click onto the Artist Showcase on the right.”

Jay M. Starr C’69 is chief executive officer of Mercantile Capital, LP, a commercial-finance company based in Wynnewood, Pa. Previously he was president of a Bryn Mawr factor which he founded in 1993. He is a member of the board of the Commercial Finance Association, the trade association of the financial-services industry. And he serves as vice-chair of Gratz College in Philadelphia, which is the oldest, independent college of Jewish studies in the country. Joseph Klinger C’64 is president of asset-based finance at Mercantile. He had been president of the business-credit division of Progress Bank in Blue Bell. Michael Karp C’64 is chair of Mercantile.

Dr. Douglas Wolf C’69 Gr’77, Syracuse, N.Y., professor of public administration and associate director of the Center for Policy Research and the Gerald B. Cramer Professor of Aging Studies in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, co-presented “Disability Dynamics in Multiple Domains” at a seminar in March at Duke University.


Haroldeane Richardson Snell CW’70 writes, “I co-authored (one of 10 authors) and presented the paper, ‘Lessons Learned on the Trail2 Knowledge at Boeing Canoga Park’ at the 20th Aerospace Testing Seminar in Manhattan Beach, Calif.; the subject of the paper is knowledge management. I just celebrated my 20th year with The Boeing Company.”

Gary Strauss C’70 <> e-mails, “I am currently serving as chairperson of the King County (Wash.) Bar Association’s judicial conferencing committee, which is an innovative program matching King County superior-court judges with a panel of attorneys who solicit direct feedback from attorneys who have appeared before those judges for trials and other significant matters and who then provide constructive feedback to the judges to enable them to improve their judicial performance. In addition, I am actively involved in the YMCA, the Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (hosting guests from Far Eastern Russia) practicing law at Garvey, Schubert & Barer (since 1978), and the Bicycle Alliance, Seattle Bike Club, and other cycling associations and events.”

David Sweet C’70, a senior government-relations and finance partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, was re-elected to its executive committee in March; he practices in both the Harrisburg and Philadelphia offices. He is the campaign manager for Hon. Ed Rendell C’65 Hon’00 in his run for governor of Pennsylvania this November.

Robert Benjamin C’71, a newspaper reporter, foreign correspondent in Asia, and editor for the past 25 years, has joined the editorial board of The Baltimore Sun. He lives in Ellicott City, Md., with his wife, Jeanne, and two daughters.

Paulette Bensignor FA’71 will have an exhibition of her prints at the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia in early August.

Hon. Ulrik Federspiel G’71 is back in this country as Denmark’s Ambassador to the United States. After he left Penn he joined the Danish Foreign Service and was deputy chief of mission at the Washington embassy in the 1980s and Permanent Secretary of State (deputy foreign minister) and chief of staff to the Prime Minister in the 1990s.

Peter C. Lampen GAr’71, New Brunswick, N.J., recently joined the Princeton firm Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch, Architects, LLC, as an associate. He is project manager for the $20-million dollar renovation of the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick. Prior to joining the firm he maintained a solo architectural practice for over 10 years. Peter is vice president of the board of trustees of Rutgers Preparatory School. And he serves on the volunteer board of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.

William Lew Tan C’71, a partner and cofounder of the Los Angeles law firm of Tan & Sakiyama, was appointed in February to the California State Board of Psychology for a four-year term.

Blaine G. Gibson C’72 e-mails, “In 2001, Sandi and I celebrated our 20th-wedding anniversary, our daughter graduated from high school and started college, I ran my first marathon, and our son and I went to Boy Scout camp together. It was a good year.”

Maureen Ries Hardy SAMP’72 is director of the St. Dominic Hand Management Center and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She received the 2002 Clinician Teacher of the Year Award in Hand Therapy from the American Association for Hand Surgery, in recognition of her teaching contributions through lectures, publications, and clinical mentoring. She is the first physical therapist to receive this award.

Don Horowitz C’72 <> e-mailed in April, “I am closing in on two 27-year anniversaries: Marriage to my wife, Janice, and employment as an attorney representing New Jersey PERC (a public-sector labor-relations agency) in appeals from its decisions. I am also an arbitrator on the panel of the American Arbitration Association. Janice and I have raised two sons, Daniel, a first-year at Penn Law, and Etan, a second-year honors journalism student at the University of Maryland. I hope to reconnect with my fraternity PiKA, Daily Pennsylvanian alumni, and other classmates at the Reunion.”

Hon. Gary E. Jackson W’72 has been elected to a four-year term as a judge of the City Court of Atlanta.

Dr. Vicki D. Lachman Nu’72 GNu’74 GGS’02 <> has been president of V. L. Associates, a healthcare consulting and training company in Philadelphia since 1979. She e-mails she added a new credential to her name on May 13 when she graduated again from Penn with a master’s in bioethics. She was also twice honored earlier this year, receiving the leadership award of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses and recognized as Educator of the Year by the Caron Foundation, for “exceptional leadership in the ongoing effort to help people understand the real consequences of addiction to drugs and alcohol.”

Dr. Barbara L. Schuster CW’72 GEd’72, Dayton, Ohio, is chair of the Department of Medicine at Wright State University and also serves on the staff at Miami Valley Hospital. In April she began a second term on the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Deborah R. Willig CW’72, managing partner of Willig, Williams & Davidson and the first woman to serve as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, received the Agent of Change Award for Women’s Way in March, and a Certificate of Honor at the Founder’s Day celebration of Temple University in April.

Ellen L. Batzel CW’73 L’77 <> e-mails, “After altogether giving up my North Carolina life a couple of years ago, I finally came to terms with being back full-time in Los Angeles: last summer I re-opened a law office in Beverly Hills, Batzel Palm-Leis, and started getting busy. For a while I was teaching Sunday school for children at a local Episcopal church, but it looks like I’ll be getting involved more in adult education and outreach as time goes by. I’ve had the honor of being asked to join the regional legal-advisory committee of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith. I also co-chaired a workshop on ‘Approaches to Litigation in Federal Court Private Invasion of Privacy Claims,’ at the April Conference on Computers, Privacy and Freedom in San Francisco (I’m not a litigator—still primarily a tax and business lawyer—but I’ve been more and more involved in various aspects of complex-litigation matters since I returned to law practice). Late this spring, California Lawyer published a shortened version of a satirical article I wrote about bizarre aspects of the ineffectiveness of the Los Angeles Police Department, called ‘He Stole My Gun, So What ...’ [Earlier] enthusiastic response to that piece encouraged me to write about other experiences I’ve had over the years, so I’m currently in negotiation with an independent newspaper to publish a serialization of my stories about practicing law in Western North Carolina, entitled ‘Practicing Law in Deliverance Country.’ Notwithstanding, I have a lot of good memories about practicing in North Carolina, and for the last two years I’ve been asked to write bar questions for the North Carolina Bar exam committee. Last winter I had a hand in organizing and hosting the first Los Angeles Penn alumni book-club; we’ve moved on to Gore Vidal, after three months of Faulkner, if anyone wants to join.”

Charles E. Dorkey III L’73 is managing partner and head of the litigation unit of the New York office of Torys LLP. In May he was appointed to the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, which nominates for positions on the city’s criminal, family, and civil courts. Trip also serves on the Empire State Development Corporation.

Valerie Pennes CW’73 <> e-mails, “I have a three-year-old daughter, Madeline, who is the most amazing person to ever come into my life. Having an energetic toddler at my age isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it. I’d love to hear from anyone out there.”

Dr. Arthur L. Segal C’73 D’76 e-mails that he and his wife, Ellen Freedman Segal, and their two parrots are doing well and are still retired on Hilton Head Island. Art has formed Hilton Head’s, South Carolina’s, and Savannah’s first Penn alumni club. Recently the Hilton Head Monthly magazine named Art Hilton Head’s “most intriguing islander” for all of his philanthropic works and his “crazy parties,” at which more than 500 people attend. This summer he again is running the outdoor concert series in Sea Pines, featuring the Beach Boys, Earth Wind and Fire, the Commodores, Creedence Clearwater, Michael Bolton, and Philadelphia’s own Hall and Oates. An active member of the local boards of the community-development corporation, the American Cancer Society, and the Diabetes Association, Art is active with Hilton Head Heroes which takes terminally ill kids and their families to the island for one, last bitter-sweet vacation. This May he chaired the publicity committee for the cancer fundraiser Relay for Life, and was the live auctioneer for a local PBS TV-station’s annual fund drive. He helped organize an island-wide free concert to raise money for September 11 relief in October—which had a turn out of over 15,000 people on an island with a population of only 25,000. Somehow he still had time to cook ribs for the annual Kiwanis rib fest. He sends his best to all of his friends from College and Dental School and asks, “if any of y’all are planning a trip to HHI, to please contact me first at <>.”

Bill Clark W’74 is the new executive director of Philabundance, which is “dedicated to fighting hunger in the Philadelphia region by ‘harvesting’ surplus food from the food industry and efficiently distributing it to community-based organizations serving people in need.” In 1995, after selling a Chicago specialty-foods business he had founded, he moved back to the Philadelphia area with his wife, Cindy Dell Clark CW’74, an assistant professor of childhood development at the Delaware County campus of Pennsylvania State University, and his son, now a freshman at Johnson & Wales University.

Dr. Susan Dietz Gr’74 is a producer of the play Top Dog/Underdog that opened in New York earlier this year to rave reviews. And in April the play was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Suzi was the event chair for the theater event, a showing of The Vagina Monologues, at the 125th Celebration of Women at Penn last November. She is co-chairing, with Laurie Burrows Grad CW’66, H. Jane Gutman CW’73, Dr. Deborah Marrow CW’70 Gr’78, and Tama L. Smith WG’90, “Women and the Production of Art,” a regional event in Los Angeles this October that is a follow up to the 125th.

Ronald H. Levine W’74 <> e-mails, “After 17 years prosecuting white-collar crime, corruption, and civil-rights violations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, the last four as chief of the 80-lawyer criminal division, I have joined the Philadelphia law firm of Post & Schell as a partner heading up its white-collar-defense practice group, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, internal corporate investigations, white-collar defense and health care. I am sad to leave the great people at the U.S. Attorney’s Office; I’m excited about this opportunity.”

Theresa A. Powell CW’74 e-mails, “In April, I begin a new position as vice president for student affairs at Temple University. I can be reached at <>.”

Dr. Patricia Finneran Thrower DH’74 D’79 GD’81 writes, “I am still practicing orthodontics (21 years now!) in Westfield, N.J. And I am enjoying lots of traveling—Paris, the Seychelles, Mexico, Nevis, and Bahamas. I also serve on the Westfield Symphony Orchestra board. My son, Albert Jr., is in his third year at Colgate University, Courtney will be a freshman at Tulane, and Caitlin is starting high school at Morristown-Beard. My husband, Al, loves his orthopedic practice. We all enjoy tennis, golf, skiing, and scuba-diving.”

Lyn Wiesinger CW’74 WG’81 joined IMS Health in May as senior vice president of U.S. marketing; she is based in the Plymouth Meeting (Pa.) office of the worldwide provider of information solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With a career of over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, she most recently served as managing director of Strategic Designs, LLC, a consulting firm.

Hon. Steve Doherty C’75 was re-elected to a second term as the Democratic leader of the Montana Senate, where he is finishing his 12th year. He was also honored by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association last year with its public-service award, and by the Humane Society for his legislative efforts. He recently returned from Chile, where as an Eleanor Roosevelt Global Fellow, he was involved with other American legislators in “an intensive exchange on Chile’s political, social, and historical opportunities and problems.”

Faye B. Harwell GLA’75 is founding partner of Rhodeside & Harwell Inc., in Alexandria, Va.; her expertise includes historic preservation, landscape restoration, and ecological sustainable design. She is the principal designer of the George Mason National Memorial in Washington; despite the prominent location on the National Mall, the design received unanimous approval from all agencies involved. Faye was involved in historic landscape evaluation and design of the White House Visitors’ Center on the Ellipse, the Olmsted Walk and numerous exhibits at the National Zoological Park, the Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, and numerous restoration projects in Gettysburg National Military Park. She also participated in the design of U.S. Embassy complexes in Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. And she is a co-chair of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.

Dr. Gloria J. McNeal GNu’75 GrEd’98, assistant professor of nursing at Rutgers University in Newark, e-mails, “I was recently named a recipient of the Paul Robeson Faculty Excellence Award for immensely contributing to the academic life, development, and aspirations of the students at Rutgers.”

Dr. Louis E. Rossman D’75 GD’77, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., a specialist in endodontics in Center City Philadelphia, last April served as the general chair of the 59th Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists: this meeting was the largest in the history of endodontics. Louis and his wife, Val, have two children, Alexis (18) and Benjamin (12).

Laura C. Staines CW’75 <> and Michael D. Giardino GAr’80 announce the establishment of L&M Design, L.L.C., their new architecture, planning, and urban-design firm in Radnor, Pa. Previously they were principals at The Martin Architectural Group, a national residential- and commercial-design firm in Philadelphia, where they were responsible for East Coast projects. Laura adds, “While at Penn, I competed in the 1976 Olympics in rowing. Now, after 25 years of retirement from the sport, I am joining my eldest daughter, Leslie, a junior at Radnor High School, in rowing a double. She will soon be joined in the sport by my younger daughters, Claire (15), and Julia (11), and my son, Cameron (10).”

Stephen H. W. Tsou C’75 GAr’77, senior director of M. Moser Associates in Singapore, writes that he recently married Dr. Jiuan Heng.

David C. Wang C’75 GAr’77 GCP’77, associate professor of architecture at Washington State University at Spokane, co-wrote Architectural Research Methods, published recently by John Wiley & Sons. David cited the lack of an existing textbook, and the growing popularity of research-based architecture programs, such as the Master of Science Architecture program he coordinates at WSU Spokane, as his reasons for originally proposing the book to its publisher. It is the first one targeted at architectural research.

Dr. Diana W. Bianchi C’76 is professor of pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology at Tufts University and chief of the genetics division in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts-New England Medical Center. In May she was named the first recipient of the Natalie V. Zucker Professorship, in recognition of her being an outstanding woman scholar and teacher. She is an expert on fetal and neonatal genetics, and her research focuses on the trafficking of cells and DNA between a pregnant woman and her fetus.

Daniel Fishbein GCP’76 <> recently accepted a position as vice president for Urdang Associates Real Estate Advisors in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. Founded by Wharton professor Dr. Scott Urdang WG’74 Gr’79, it manages pension-fund investments in real estate.

Dr. Douglas R. Wilmes Gr’76 was appointed in April dean of curriculum and instruction at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., part of West Virginia University. Previously he served as dean of academic affairs at North Country Community College (SUNY) in Saranac Lake, N.Y. He co-wrote General Education Assessment in Introductory Psychology in (1994). He and his wife, Teresa, and daughter, Stephanie, have relocated to the Keyser area.

Dr. Barry M. Gittlen Gr’77 stepped down as dean for academic affairs at Baltimore Hebrew University in June and began a sabbatical for the 2002-03 academic year. His edited volume, Sacred Time, Sacred Place: Archaeology and the Religion of Israel, was published by Eisenbrauns in February; during the sabbatical he will work to complete the volume on his 1984-1996 excavations at Tel Miqne, Israel.

C. Robert Paul C’77 relocated to Chicago last October when he was appointed general counsel of OneChicago, LLC, an electronic exchange created as a joint venture by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade to trade futures on single stocks and narrow-based stock indices. He had been a partner with the Washington office of McDermott, Will & Emery. He originally moved to Washington in 1999, after 22 years in the New York area, to serve as general counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under its chair William J. Rainer, currently the CEO of OneChicago. (As part of Rainer’s initiative for comprehensive regulatory reform, Bob led the negotiations with the SEC to construct a joint regulatory scheme for security futures. That effort culminated in the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, passed by Congress at the end of the Clinton Administration, which among other things lifted the ban on trading single-stock futures in this country.) Bob could not attend his 25th Class Reunion in May, as that weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., he married Casey M. Carter, director of legislative affairs at the SEC.

Robert A. Rudzki WG’77 last year joined Bayer Corporation as senior vice president in charge of materials management and chief procurement officer for the NAFTA region. Bayer is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the global health-care and chemicals company Bayer AG. Prior to joining Bayer, Bob had spent 24 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp., rising through positions in the financial, procurement, and transportation offices, as well as overseeing a group of 12 profitable businesses.

Sheila Fogel Cahnman C’78 GAr’81, a principal at HLM Design, the Chicago firm of architects and engineers, recently was named assistant vice president of the firm. She is principal-in-charge of the new $68-million Comer Children’s Hospital project at the University of Chicago. She can be reached at <>.

Michael Gessel C’78 in March was appointed chief of staff of the Congressional office of Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-Ohio); he will serve as principal adviser and supervise the Washington and Dayton staffs.

William Stocker W’78, Port Washington, N.Y., has been admitted to the partnership of the accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP of Manhattan and Woodbury, N.Y. Having returned to the firm in 1991, he works out of the New York office and is a member of the accounting and auditing quality-review department. Chair of the auditing standards and procedures committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and a former chair of the financial accounting-standards committee, for four years he has served as chair of the Foundation for Accounting Education’s annual auditing conferences. He has also presented at professional seminars and been published in The CPA Journal.

Harry M. Segner III W’79, Cherry Hill, N.J., in March rejoined the Philadelphia-based architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of Ewing Cole Cherry Brott as vice president in charge of global business development. He had previously served as president of the Professional Services Management Association in Philadelphia.


Carole R. Bell CGS’80 <> e-mails, “I am now head of acquisitions at Temple University Libraries. After a career at various other institutions, I felt that the time was right to come home again.”

Francis Gerard Curran Jr. C’80, an Eagle Scout, recently received the Silver Beaver Award of the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America; presented by the Boy Scouts’ National Court of Honor, it is “the highest recognition a volunteer Scouter can receive and is given for distinguished and noteworthy service to youth.” A special-education teacher with the Columbus, Ohio, public schools, Gerry teaches in a developmentally handicapped resource room. He is married to Ann Munger Sullivan Curran and they have two children, Liam Patrick and Eilis Frances; he can be reached at <>.

Michael D. Giardino GAr’80 and Laura C. Staines CW’75 announce the establishment of L&M Design, L.L.C., their new architecture, planning, and urban-design firm in Radnor, Pa. Previously they were principals at The Martin Architectural Group, a national residential- and commercial-design firm in Philadelphia, where they were responsible for East Coast design projects. Michael has three children, Margo who is at NYU, Alexandra who attends New Hampton School, a private high school in New Hampshire, and David who is 12.

Barbara Hehn Stevens Nu’80 GNu’85 and her husband, Curt Stevens, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Allyson Taylor, on Dec. 21. Barbara is an attorney practicing law at The Weichert Companies in Morris Plains, N.J.

Susan Friedman Becker C’81 GCP’82 <> e-mails, “Last July we welcomed the arrival of our son Edo Dvir, joining his brothers Yishai (15) and Micha (12). He keeps his parents feeling young. During these hard times in Israel we welcome mail from our Penn friends. I continue as PR manager at RegiSoft and my husband, Dr. Mitchel, is happy to work mainly out of his private psychology clinic in Raanana, the home of many Penn alumni.”

David Elfin C’81 e-mails, “My fourth book, Cole Classics: Maryland Basketball’s Leading Men and Moments, was published in November and is doing well, especially with the Terps winning the national championship. It’s available on and in D.C. and Baltimore area bookstores.”

Dr. Michael Simmons D’81 has expanded his dental practice in Encino, Calif., to include orthodontics, implants, and TMJ expertise; he writes he is looking forward to expanding the practice even further, and continuing his research into TMJ. He has “three boys, and the oldest just had his bar mitzvah, with tons of relatives from England.”

Roger Viola C’81 e-mails, “I have been working at the healthcare-communications firm OCC North America for the last three years and was recently promoted to vice president, group account supervisor. I live in Delaware County, Pa., with my wife, Kathleen, and our children Tim, Stephen and Colleen.”

Emilie L. Bakal C’82 lives in Brooklyn with her two sons, Arin (11) and Remy (nine), and her husband, Eric Sternbach. She is a partner at Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass, which has a substantial insurance and reinsurance practice. She notes that Renee Plessner Fishman C’83 is a senior attorney with the firm; she lives in Great Neck, N.Y., with her husband, Jeff Fishman, and son Marc (seven). They “would love to hear from their old friends.”

Guido Gaeffke ME’82 e-mails, “Still in Aberdeen, Scotland, running a big floating rig in the far North Sea. My youngest son recently turned five, and needs to move soon, otherwise he may pick up too much of an Aberdonian accent. Good golf and mountain-biking here: if you like to join me for a round of golf or a wild MTB ride, then reach me via Shell, 44-1224-884255.”

Anna Herman C’82 lives in the Mt. Airy district of Philadelphia with her husband, Dr. Robert Dudnick, and her two children, Harry (almost five) and Emma (almost three). After working for many years as a consultant to food and agriculture businesses, she has been most lately found in the garden or kitchen of her own home, dreaming up lesson plans for the next generation of eaters.

Laurie Magid W’82 was recently appointed deputy U.S. Attorney for policy and appeals for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was also named to the appellate chiefs’ working group.

Dr. Suzanne J. Smith V’82 has been elected president of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association for 2002-03. Her father, Dr. Harold M. S. Smith V’43, was its president in 1981-82. She operates a mixed practice of equine and small-animals in Holland, Hunterdon County. She is married to Dr. Peter Craig V’55 G’58; they have one son, Michael.

Dr. Donna Puleio Spadaro ChE’82 GM’90 <> e-mails, “I am a board-certified medical oncologist in private practice in Franklin, Pa. I have two children, Maria (12) and Anthony (10).”

Barratt H. Jaruzelski W’83 was elected managing partner of Booz Allen Hamilton’s global-technology practice and named to the firm’s U.S. management board.

Tsiwen M. Law L’84, an associate with the Philadelphia law firm of Hwang & Associates, P.C., is chair of the public-interest section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; in April he presided over the first meeting which included all seven of its committees.

Dr. Diana Palmer C’84 is a pediatrician at the Revere Clinic of Massachusetts General Hospital. She also serves on the Penn secondary-schools committee for the Boston area.

Dr. Ted Slosberg C’84 <> e-mails, “After having spent four years in academic medicine on faculty at Stanford, I joined a private-practice gastroenterology group in Everett, Wash., which is 25 miles north of Seattle. I am part of a 60-physician, multi-specialty group, Western Washington Medical Group, serving as chair of its board. I am married to Dori and have a teenage daughter, Tara; our schnauzer, Matty, rounds out the family. We are really enjoying the Pacific Northwest.”

Joseph N. DiStefano C’85 is a reporter and columnist with The Philadelphia Inquirer whose recent work focuses on “people who make small fortunes the easy way—by starting with large fortunes.” He won first place, business and labor reporting, from the Keystone State Society of Professional Journalists for his Inquirer magazine series on the rise and fall of Saul Steinberg and the Reliance Insurance Co.; he also won last year. Joe lives in Delaware with his wife and their six children, and served this year on Penn’s local secondary-school committee; he can be reached at <>.

Sara Ephross C’85 e-mails, “2001 was an exciting year. Hannah Ilana Rubenstein was born on July 20, joining big brother Joshua, now five years old. Since Glaxo Wellcome merged with SmithKline, I’m now a director in the worldwide epidemiology at GlaxoSmithKline. I’m still based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., but do get up to Philly; one of these trips I’ll make it back to Penn.”

Nancy Bea Miller C’85, Philadelphia, is an oil painter who had a joint exhibition, Close to Home, in April at the Manayunk Art Center. This autumn her work will be featured in Kalliope, a national arts and literature magazine, and in October she will have a showing at the Artists House Gallery in Old City. Nancy is married to Paul Downs, a furniture designer, and they have three children.

Dr. Lee Passarella G’85 Gr’86 e-mails, Swallowed Up in Victory, a long narrative poem about the siege of Petersburg during the American Civil War, was published in May by Burd Street Press, an imprint of White Mane Books.

Jack Petrie C’85 e-mails, “I am currently living in New York, working in commercial real estate as a managing director for The Staubach Company, a national real estate firm specializing in tenant representation. Married in 2000, my wife, Virginia, and I live on the Upper East Side. I can be reached at <>.”

Jerry Price C’85 <> was recently promoted to associate director of athletics at Princeton University. Jerry, who has spent the last eight years at Princeton as director of sports information, lives halfway between Penn and Princeton in Yardley, Pa., with his wife, Tricia, and two children, Greg and Annie. Tricia’s sister, Rita Schauder C’86, and Jerry’s brother, Terry Price C’83, give Greg and Annie one Penn aunt and one Penn uncle.

Brian T. Rose C’85 and his wife, Kirsten, have brought another Red Sox fan into the world: Meredith Anna Rose joined three-year-old brother, Matthew, at the Rose clubhouse in Metuchen, N.J., in time for Opening Day. Brian continues to work for Rutgers University, where he has been since 1991.

Ralph H. Cathcart C’86 e-mails, “I am pleased to announce that in April I was made of counsel to the international law firm of Ladas & Parry, based in New York. I specialize in intellectual-property litigation and entertainment law, having represented numerous multi-platinum recording artists and producers.”

Dr. Stephanie Farrell EAS’86, associate professor of chemical engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., in June received the 2002 Ray W. Fahien Award for outstanding teaching and educational scholarship, from the American Society for Engineering Education. Recognized last year as an ASEE Rising Star, she is included in Who’s Who in Engineering Education.

David L. Goldberg C’86 e-mails, “After seven years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, I have joined the Law Offices of Gregory P. Joseph LLC, an eight-lawyer firm specializing in commercial litigation. In my spare time I can usually be found in the playgrounds of the Upper West Side with my two daughters, Mara (three) and Lily (two), and wife, Patty Nasey.”

Dr. Christine Louise Himes G’86 Gr’89, Pompey, N.Y., senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research and associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, received a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a longitudinal study of health coverage in later life.

Lawrence Israeloff W’86 writes that his son, Evan, was born on June 29, 2001; he has two sisters, Risa (eight) and Martine (five). “I recently joined the Manhattan business and tax law firm of Krusch & Modell.”

Andrew Lapat C’86 e-mails, “My wife, Allison Silverman Lapat C’91, recently gave birth to our second child, Nathan. He joins older sister Claire (three in June).”

Dr. Sunhee Lee C’86 D’93 <> and her husband, Raymond Kang, live in Demarest, N.J., with their two daughters, Elise (three) and Andrea (two). Sunhee is happy to announce that she recently opened a brand new, state-of-the-art dental practice in Old Tappan.

Michael L. Lovitz C’86, Philadelphia, an associate attorney with the law firm of Connolly, Bove, Lodge & Hutz, LLP, in Wilmington, Del., was elected co-chair of the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association earlier this year. Specializing in intellectual-property, trademark and copyright, and entertainment law, last year he published a PC workbook text The Trademark and Copyright Book, and based on it, but in comic-book style, a legal primer for comic-book creators. He is an attorney with Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Rob Schetty EAS’86 and his wife, Shalini, are proud to announce the birth of their third child, daughter Elyse Gwyneth, on April 19 in Huntington on Long Island. She joins big sister Alanna and big brother Robert IV at the family home in Ft. Salonga. Rob leads the advanced-technology division of Technic Inc., a specialty chemicals company, in Plainview, as executive vice president, and spends his spare time with the family, while boating and Ferrari Club track events occupy his time in the summer months. Shalini continues to work as a part-time consultant for JP Morgan Chase in Manhattan while recently initiating a side career in real estate investment and management.

Dr. Celeste Weiss-Katz C’86 e-mails, “Well, it’s been almost 16 years since graduation, and I haven’t yet sent in an Alumni Note. I have also lost touch with everyone except for two friends. So, to fill in anyone out there who’s interested, I’ve been living in Israel since 1986—I left the U.S. the summer after graduation looking for adventure, and never returned. In 1998 I got my Ph.D. in biochemistry from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and then moved to Tel Aviv. Soon after moving, I met and married Bert Katz, an ex-New Yorker. Our first son, Nathaniel Eric, was born in October. Currently, I’m working as a part-time researcher (as much as that’s possible) in biochemistry at Tel Aviv University. We’re living in Jaffa, and praying that the political situation settles down. I’d love to hear from anyone out there—phone call, e-mail, or visit, if you’re in the neighborhood. My e-mails are <> or <>. Our address is POB 3004, Bat Yam, Israel, 59130.”

Dr. William Carr G’87, associate professor and chair of music and coordinator of applied music at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania, was the featured soloist at a benefit concert for multiple-sclerosis research held last February in the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall; he performed works by Chopin and Liszt.

Keith Gottfried W’87, senior vice president for law and corporate affairs and chief legal officer of Borland Software Corporation in Scotts Valley, Calif., joined an executive business delegation that in late April accompanied U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans on a business-development mission to Beijing and Shanghai. The company had recently established a representative office in Beijing.

Rabbi Lisa Greene W’87 was married to Jonathan Polish in a June, 2001 ceremony in which their fathers, both rabbis, officiated. Lisa’s sister, Jackie Greene C’90, was the best woman. Alumni at the wedding spanned five decades. Lisa serves as associate rabbi for North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, Ill. She has been in Chicago for seven years, since ordination from Hebrew Union College. Jon, an alumnus of the University of Michigan and Michigan Law, is an associate at Sachnoff & Weaver. They live in Evanston, where they “continue to discuss the relative merits of Penn football-game toast-throwing v. Michigan marshmallow-tossing.”

David Na C’87 e-mails, “My wife, Jennifer, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Ethan David, on Sept. 5.”

Phil Nassos EAS/W’87 G’98 <> and Lisa Nassos welcomed their first child, Nicholas Ernest, into their family on March 20. Parenthood has been a wonderful, though sometimes tiring, experience for them both; he is a first vice president with Bank One Corporation in Chicago, and she will return to her job as a senior accountant with Cabot Microelectronics Corporation in June. They live in Naperville, Ill.

Marcia Berger Rubin EAS’87 and her husband, Jay, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Eric Russell Rubin, on Feb. 25. He joins his 4 1/2-year-old brother, Sean. Marcia is taking a year off from her job as a system analyst at AT&T, as she did when Sean was born.

Karen Barry Seto W’87 and her husband, Steve, welcomed their son Ryan on Dec. 4. He joins big sister Kelly (three). Karen is special counsel in the San Francisco office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, and she specializes in corporate and securities law.

Dr. David Weinstock D’87 DG’89 <> is a restorative and cosmetic dentist practicing in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. An assistant clinical professor and PCU leader at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine, he serves as president of the Philadelphia Academy of Stomatology. He is also the proud father of Rebecca, Jeremy, and Jonathan.

Neil L. Zola C’87 was appointed this spring to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Garden City Group, Inc.; he previously was senior vice president and general counsel, having joined the firm two years ago. The Melville, N.Y., firm, a subsidiary of Crawford & Company, administers class-action settlements and manages Chapter 11 claims administration.

Jim Gladstone C’88 e-mails, “My first novel, The Big Book of Misunderstanding, ‘the funny, insightful story of one utterly unhinged and ferociously loving American family,’ has recently been released to excellent reviews. Learn more at (”

Steve Rubin C/W’88 <> e-mails, “Karen and I are excited to announce the birth of our third daughter, Sofia Claire, on Jan. 5. She joins sisters Alexis (four) and Julia (21 months) in nightly mayhem at our house in Richmond, Va.”

Randy Domolky C’89 <> has joined NextStep Partners as a principal. It is a business-development and funding-advisory company working with emerging information-technology and communications companies in the Mid Atlantic region.

Pano Karambelas C’89 and his wife, Grace, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Demetrios Stephanos, on Feb. 7. “The baby has lovely, cornflower-blue eyes, long eyelashes (like both his parents), and a delightful, toothless grin. Grace is a designer for an apparel firm in New York, and until September, I was an investment banker in JPMorgan’s financial-institutions group, but am now in graduate studies in applied mathematics at NYU’s Courant Institute. We can be reached at <>.”

Russell J. Kutell C/W’89 in January became a partner of the law firm of Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, L.P.A. He practices commercial litigation in its Columbus, Ohio, office.

Dr. Darryl Lynn Landis M’89 <> recently received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar. In April he was appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer in charge of health intelligence for CorSolutions Medical, Inc., a provider of proactive health intelligence and of care for people with chronic medical conditions, based in Buffalo Grove, Ill. Previously he was vice president of business development and medical director of health intelligence for Ingenix, a division of UnitedHealth Group. He and his wife, Suhaila, and their three sons live in Winston-Salem, N.C., where they enjoy gardening, soccer, and Tae Kwon Do.

Karen Manheimer C’89 and her husband, John Curley, announce the birth of Amelia Sidney, who joins her two-year-old sister, Hannah Abigail. Karen is a vice president with J. Manheimer Inc., a flavor and fragrance manufacturer, where she works with dad, Stephen Manheimer C’63, and uncle Arnold Manheimer C’66. She writes that her sister, Lauren Manheimer Lawson C’91, and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their son, Asa James. Lauren is an early childhood educator and lives in Shelburne, Vt.

Dr. Faye McMahon G’89 Gr’92, Tully, N.Y., a research associate in the anthropology department of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, was guest editor of a special issue of Play & Culture Studies, published annually by the Association for the Study of Play.

Genevieve M. Nelson GEd’89, head of science at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, in March received a 2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Besides her trip to Washington, meeting members of Congress, the award involves a $7,500 grant to Germantown Friends.

Joseph N. Sacca C’89, New York, was elected to the partnership of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Denny Shupe L’89 is a partner in the litigation-services department and co-chair of the aviation group of the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP.

Robert S. Tintner C’89 L’94, Philadelphia, in April was elected partner at the Philadelphia regional law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, LLP. His practice concentrates on commercial litigation and the representation of attorneys and law firms.


Michael Feuerman C’90 <> is happy to announce that he married Marni Weiner on April 13 in Boca Raton, Fla. Alumni present were Brad Meier W’90, Reed Slogoff C’90, Jon Belmonte W’90, and Ari Horowitz C’90.

Dr. Emmanuel Lazaridis C’90 G’90 writes, “I have left the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida to accept a position, chief of the cancer and biostatistics unit, with the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization. My family and I are in the process of moving to Lyon, France; we are looking forward to entering this new phase of our lives.”

Dr. George Shanno C’90 <> e-mails, “My wife, Lucy C. Minett Shanno C’97, and I just had our first child, Hugh James Minett Shanno, in April. Last year I completed a residency in neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, and finished a neurovascular surgery fellowship there in June. Lucy is pursuing a Ph.D. in music theory at Penn, and is currently working on her dissertation. This summer we will move to Portland, Ore., where I will join Northwest Surgical Specialists.”

Adam Sherr C’90 GEd’98 and his wife, Sarah Jayne Walters Sherr Nu’98 GNu’01, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Faith Sherr, on April 2 at 2:16 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; she weighed 8lbs. 3.8oz. “Mother, baby, and father are all doing fine, and Alexa will fill out her application to Penn for the Class of 2024 shortly. Pictures of her can be found at (pobox and the Sherr family can be reached at <>.”

Sharon Clahchischilliage SW’91 was the top vote-getter at the New Mexico Republican Party’s State Convention earlier this year, assuring her the GOP nomination for secretary of state. If successful in November, she will be the first Native American elected to state-wide executive office in New Mexico. She also will be the first Navajo to hold such office anywhere, and may be the first Native American woman who grew up on a reservation to occupy state executive office. For several years she served as executive director of Navajo Nation and of the Urban Indian Health Council. She had been nominated to be Commissioner of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With a delay in the U.S. Senate, she withdrew her nomination and went home to New Mexico. “Fighting for Honest Elections” is her campaign theme, challenging the incumbent secretary’s opposition to requiring voters to show some proof of identity; the state’s “scandal-plagued” election process drew scrutiny in the 2000 General Election. Sharon’s Navajo name—which means he who is left-handed and curly-haired, a description of her grandfather—attracts a lot of attention; her campaign uses a tag line, “Just Call Me Sharon,” which is what most people do. A Web site is under construction (, and she can be reached by e-mail at <>. “I’d love to hear from my old friends at Penn.”

Jennifer Eschenauer-Travers Nu’91 <> e-mails, “My husband, Peter, and I welcomed our third child on Nov. 28. Madeline Geraldine weighed 9lbs. 11oz.—and was two weeks early! Fiona (four) and Peter III (two) are happy to have a new sister. I love being a stay-at-home mom and I would love to hear from old friends.”

Dr. Jason Goldfeder C’91 <> and Dr. Nguyet Nguyen were happily married on April 6 in St. Louis. They are both on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine.

Elena Salzman Kindler C’91 and her husband, Hyman Kindler, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Noah Aiden, on Nov. 19. Elena survived the World Trade Center attack by fleeing from Tower One, where she worked as an associate with Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP. As she was seven months pregnant at the time of the terrorist attack, she and Hyman consider Noah an especially miraculous baby. As an aside, he has had frequent play dates with Noelle Lewis, baby daughter of Erinn Harley Lewis C’92 and Mark Lewis.

Allison Silverman Lapat C’91 recently gave birth to her second child, Nathan; he joins older sister Claire (three last month). She is married to Andrew Lapat C’86.

Lauren Manheimer Lawson C’91, and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their son, Asa James. Lauren is an early childhood educator and lives in Shelburne, Vt.

Wally Martinez L’91, a partner with the Miami law firm of Hunton & Williams, was elected to its executive committee in April. His litigation practice focuses on domestic and international commercial disputes.

Jillian Wynn Pohly C’91 and Michael Pohly W’91 joyfully announce the birth of their son, Ryan Harris, on April 21.

Dr. Rajeev Prasad C’91 e-mails, “I recently completed my residency in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I am currently continuing my training as a fellow in pediatric surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center of the University of Tennessee at Memphis. My wife, Santwana, is a faculty member at the Southern College of Optometry. We have a two-year-old son, Dilan.”

Jeremy Shane C’91 wrote in March, “Michele and I had our first child, Abigail Lauren, on Nov. 25. She was 6lbs. 13oz. and 20 1/2 inches long at birth, but has since doubled in weight and is trying to talk up a storm.”

Jessica Dixon C’92 <> e-mails that after practicing law on her own for five years, she has been appointed director of the child-advocacy law project at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She has also become a marathon runner, and completed her second marathon in Vancouver in May. Besides running the marathon, she helped to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the team-in-training program. Jessica has lived in Dallas since 1995.

Halim Gabra G’92 WG’92 <> e-mails, “I am living in Montreal now, where I am vice president of business solutions for Corporatek Software Products Group, a division of Corporatek Inc. ( My division develops and markets corporate governance and compliance software for law firms and corporate legal departments. I also maintain ties to a diversified family business with factories and facilities in Egypt and offices in Switzerland. I travel at least twice a year to Cairo and Geneva and frequently within Canada, and soon, to the United States as well.”

Jay Halbert W’92 and his wife, Randi Halbert, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Melanie Paula, on Jan. 4. Jay is a venture capitalist with NewSpring Ventures in Conshohocken, Pa.

Matthew Hosler C’92 <> and Amy Shaw Hosler EAS’92 GEng’93 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Shaw Hosler, on Aug. 26. “She arrived a healthy 8lbs. 7oz., after only one hour of labor. Ryan, now almost four, loves his new role as big brother. He and Ally enjoyed meeting many of their parents’ classmates at their 10th Reunion on Alumni Day.”

Billy Orlove C’92 <> married Katherine Kerxton on June 16, 2001, in Washington. Alumni attending included Brett Orlove C’88, Dina Orlove Fink W’86 and Mike Fink C’84, Laura Booker C’93, Eric LeMer Golfman W’92, Andrew Libby C’92, Ted Rheingold C’92, Steven Rubenstein C’92, and Andy Snyder W’92.

Dr. Jennifer Weeks Sekowski C’92 e-mails, “My husband, Daniel Sekowski, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Ava Knight Sekowski, on Jan. 10. She is welcomed by her big brother, Noah (2 1/2), who enjoys playing with the animals on the family’s farm north of Baltimore. I am a research scientist with the U.S. Army, while Daniel is taking time off from his work with the Open Society Institute to play Mr. Mom and look after the horses, beef cows, goats, and chickens. I was also recently received a Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce for my work in cancer research with Minerva Pharmaceuticals), recent research in biodefense, and scientific outreach work (Kids and Chemistry).”

Jeff Cabral W’93 e-mails a hello from another corner of the world: in New Zealand since 1996, he currently lives in Wellington. The performance manager for the government’s motor-vehicle injury-insurance program, he is involved in road-safety funding and programs to reduce speed- and alcohol-related injuries. JC can be contacted at <>, and would really enjoy hearing what friends from his Class are up to.

Rachel Goldberg-Gell Nu’93 and her husband, Jeff, welcomed their new arrival, Emily Laura, on April 3. Rachel is currently working full-time as a pediatric-oncology nurse practitioner at Yale University School of Medicine. “I’d love to hear from my fellow classmates and find out what’s going on in their lives; e-mail me at home, <>.”

Jonathan Goldstein C’93 <> writes that he and his company, Urban Technology Group, had a banner year: it was selected at the third-fastest growing company in Philadelphia from 1998 to 2000 by the Philadelphia Business Journal, and he was selected as one of this year’s “40 Under 40” winners (40 people under age 40 in Philadelphia to watch). Jonathan was also admitted to the Penn Law School, and starts classes in September.

Kristin Colberg Harad W’93 <> married Mitchel Harad in November 2000 in Narberth, Pa. Many alumni attended, including her father, Jack Colberg CE’48, her brother, John Colberg W’91, her sister, Kathy Colberg C’95 GEd’96, Todd Huseby C/EAS’94, Christine Dias Knoblauch C’93 WG’98, Deborah Topol Rosenberg C’93 and Larry Rosenberg L’92, Peter Grant L’97, Dr. Milton Horwitz C’62 GM’68, Dr. Debbie Horwitz C’90, Eilish Byrne C’94, Dr. Dave Clayton Gr’00, and Rachel Lu MacPherson W’93 and Andrew MacPherson C’93. “We live in San Francisco, where I am a marketing director for, Inc.”

Lisa Shapiro Hauselman C’93 <> married Nicholas J. Hauselman on March 9 in Los Angeles. Alumni who joined in the celebration included Ellen Lieberman C’93, Becky Scott Ranawake C’93, Allyson Wagner Sonenshine C’93 and Coby Sonenshine C/W’92, Ivy Choderker C’93, Kathy Parnell C’93, Stacy Sukov Blackman W’93, Susan Baranovsky C’93 WG’00, Melissa Rogal C/W’93, Gabriel Rutman C’95, and Aaron Weisbord C’92 and Joy Richter C’92. Completing her fourth year at UCLA School of Medicine, Lisa will this month begin her residency in pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Nicholas is a screenwriter and founder of, a video-editing company.

Marc S. Jacobs C’93 in March was named an associate of the law firm of Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc., in San Antonio, Tex.; he practices primarily commercial litigation.

Christine Dias Knoblauch C’93 WG’98 <> and her husband, Roland, welcomed their daughter, Samantha, into their family on Dec. 28; she was born weighing 7lbs. 13oz., and measuring 21.5 inches. And she has been fortunate to have already met many Penn people, including Kristin Colberg Harad W’93, Deborah Topol C’93, Lynelle Tedesco W’93 and Nelson Yu EAS/W’93, Lana Chen W’93, and Cathy DuRei WG’98. Christine has returned to work at Accenture where she is a senior manager in the pharmaceuticals and medical-products practice.

Dr. Brian E. Lally EAS’93 GEng’94 <> e-mails, “I am planning early for my 10th Reunion next year. I plan on attending with my wife, Marcella Lally. Also attending will be my sister Dr. Sara Lally Barth C’94 <> and her husband, Dr. Patrick Barth. We expect the highlight of the weekend to be when our father, Dr. Edward T. Lally GD’73 Gr’79, professor of pathology in the Dental School, hands a Penn diploma to our sister, Caitrin Anne Lally C’03. She is the last of the family to go through Penn. (The next generation is in the bullpen right now.)”

Mitchell Leidner EAS/W’93 <> e-mails, “I live in Manhattan with my wife, Jennifer, and my 19-month-old daughter, Jordyn Mara. I am a principal at a private-equity firm called Venturion Capital, which I joined after graduating Columbia Business School in 1999.”

Scott Schwartz C’93 e-mails, “I wanted to share some news as it has been a big year. In addition to turning 30, I will be receiving my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I have been working as a clinical assistant professor and staff psychologist at UNC-CH and John Umstead Hospital since August. I also ran and completed my first marathon. In a down year for Carolina basketball, it was great to be able to have a strong year from the Red and the Blue, which got me thinking about the Penn days. Would love to hear from old friends <>.”

Dr. Natasha Kapoor Sriraman C’93 <> and her husband, Dr. Rajesh Sriraman, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Sahara Kapoor Sriraman, on April 22. “She is absolutely amazing—we are truly blessed.” Natasha completed her pediatric residency last year at Westchester Medical Center, and is currently a general pediatric academic fellow at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and is also pursuing a doctorate in public health; Rajesh is a pulmonary/critical-care physician and practices in Queens.

Dr. Ari Wirtschafter C’93 <> and Dr. Shoshana Krieger Wirtschafter C’93 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Eden, on Aug. 24 in Michigan. She was welcomed home by her big sister, Daniella Aliza, who is four. Ari has one more year to complete his ENT residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where Shoshana is an internist.

Dr. Jay S. Berger C’94 <> and his wife, Dr. Monisha Sen, announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Jasmine Sierra, on Nov. 27. Jay is finishing up his chief residency in pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital and will be going out into private practice with ProHealth Pediatrics in Lake Success, N.Y. He has also started a medical-transcription company, TSI, which allows doctors to send digital dictation over the Internet for rapid transcription.

Dr. Gina Bloom C’94 is a professor of English at Lawrence University, a small, liberal-arts college in Appleton, Wis. Last summer, in addition to receiving her Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan, she “got hitched to Flagg Miller, who is an anthropologist.”

Michael Capell C/EAS’94 and his wife, Stacey, are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Logan Michael Capell; he was born on Feb. 15 at 3:44 p.m., weighing 6lbs. 4oz., and measuring 19 inches.

Casey McLaughlin Carragher W’94 <> e-mails, “Boy Oh Boy!! I am writing to announce the birth of our twin boys, William Patrick and Kevin Michael, on Feb. 23. Patrick, the boys, and I are doing great.”

Monica Holtzmuller Filyaw EAS’94 <> married Brian Filyaw on July 28, 2001, in Dayton, Ohio. Christine Nazzaro Kneubuehl C’94 and Amy Tarring Sleep W’94 were in the bridal party. Monica is a Six Sigma Black Belt with DuPont Teijin Films, and is studying for her MBA at Duke University. She and Brian live in Florence, S.C.

Greg R. Goldstein W’94 <> e-mails, “I have recently established an entertainment-law practice with offices in New York and Beverly Hills, specializing in the music, motion-picture, television, publishing, and fashion industries (”

Tony Hall WG’94 has been executive director of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London for about a year. Previously he was director of BBC News, where, concerned for it to be socially inclusive and engaging new audiences, he launched the radio station 5 Live, the Internet site BBC News Online, and the TV channel News 24. At the Opera House he has faced similar challenges, again within a limited budget (21 million a year in public funding), and responded imaginatively: in mid-December a concert by Bjrk, the Icelandic pop singer, sold out within four hours. It was not a traditional house audience; most were there for the first time, but it was a lively night—and generated a net profit. And in May the Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet was shown on a big screen at Victoria Park in the East End.

Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta C’94 completed last month her chief residency in internal medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and then began an infectious-diseases fellowship at Yale New Haven Medical Center. Raj J. Mehta C’94 is vice president of creative services at IJM Interactive. With their daughter, Ishani Juthani Mehta, who was born on Nov. 12, 2000, they will relocate to Connecticut this month.

Debbie Lowenkron Robinowitz C’94 <> and her husband, Kevin Robinowitz, are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter, Anna Riley Robinowitz, on April 4 in Dallas.

Gregory Scott Gennarelli C’95 e-mails that he and his wife, Michelle Goldstein Gennarelli, whom he married on March 31, 2001, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Tyler, on Feb. 21. Matthew’s grandfather is Dr. Thomas A. Gennarelli, former Penn professor of neurosurgery. “We live in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and I am an attorney with Salenger & Sack, LLP, in Manhattan, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, construction-site litigation, and general negligence. E-mails are welcome <>.”

Scott Locke L’95 e-mails, “My wife, Jill Gressin, and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child, Alyssa Paige Locke, on April 2.”

Courtney Mizel W’95 <> e-mails, “I have been in Los Angeles since graduation and involved in a variety of endeavors. I completed my first year of law school at USC. In addition, I am one of the producers of a feature film called Tortilla Heaven, which was shot in Taos, N.M. It will be completed this summer and we are crossing our fingers for Sundance. To relieve the stress of law school, I have taken up running and just completed my second marathon and was able to decrease my time by over 1 hour and 15 minutes. This summer I am off to Croatia, Prague, and Paris to pretend to study abroad.”

Mark Rodio L’95 has become an associate at Frantz Ward LLP in Cleveland, where he practices commercial, construction, and real estate litigation; previously he was with Thompson Hine LLP for six years. Mark lives in Westlake, Ohio, and can be reached by e-mail at <>.

Dr. Kenneth N. Sable EAS’95 this month starts as an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, after completing a three year emergency-medicine residency at UMDNJ-Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, N.J. He will also continue to use his engineering background in computer science to create and lead a medical-informatics division in the ER department at Maimonides.

Allison Winn Scotch C’95 married Adam Scotch on March 23 in San Juan, P.R. (“just for fun”), celebrating with alumni and students from over the decades. Among them were her parents, Dr. H. Richard Winn M’68 and Deborah Dash Winn G’67, and aunt Linda Sterling Winn C’63, uncle Dr. Samuel Winn M’64, and cousins Peter Winn G’98 WG’98 and Andrew Winn WG’03. The bridal party included matron-of-honor, Michelle Kroiz Winn C’95 (Allison’s housemate at Penn and now cousin, through Michelle’s marriage to Andrew), and Elizabeth Prostic C’96. Other Penn guests included Melissa Brecher C’95, Matthew Berman C’94, Julie DeGarmo C’95, Douglas Dietrich WG’00, Paula Pontes C’95, Cassandra Tryon C’95, Amy Stanton C’95, Michael Lundblad C’95, Guillermo Marroquin WG’01, and Audrey Gorman WG’03 and Michael Gorman WG’03. Allison and Adam live in New York, where he works in finance and she is a writer. She recently completed ghost-writing the book The Knot’s Guide to Wedding Flowers, due to be published this fall by Chronicle Books, and frequently contributes to magazines, such as Brides and Fitness. She can be reached at <>.

Dr. Kevin J. Chang C/W’96 M’00 e-mails of himself and Dr. Rohini N. Nadgir M’00: “I am delighted to announce our engagement. The question was popped on April 7 in Aruba; the wedding date is still TBA. We both live in Brookline, Mass., and are completing our radiology residencies at Boston University Medical Center.”

Brad E. Coren C’96 married Elise Ann Bialilew at Bet Shira Congregation in Miami on March 2; Noah Roffman C’96 was a groomsman, and Lori Coren, Brad’s sister, was a bridesmaid. Brad and Elise honeymooned in St. Lucia; they live in Weston, Fla.

Albert N. Dickson C’96 married April J. Richard C’97 in August 1997 at the old Wharton Sinkler estate; Abby Russell C’95 was a bridesmaid. Albert and April have two children and are expecting their third child in December; their daughter, Abigail, is three years old and their son, Isaiah, is almost one. Albert works as a network-security consultant and will begin the Master’s of Divinity program at Mars Hill Graduate School this fall.

Jeremy Kahn C’96 <>, a writer at Fortune magazine, was recently named one of the 30 top financial journalists under the age of 30 by TJFR, the media-industry newsletter.

Melissa Kaplan C’96 married Jason Pollack C’96 on April 6 in Eastchester, N.Y. Alumni in the bridal party included Melissa’s sister and maid of honor Nicole Kaplan C’99, Paul LaMonica C’95, Ilena Olster Kasdan C/Nu’97 and Mike Kasdan EE’96, Paula Rutledge Nu’96 and Dr. Andrew Shurman C’96. Other alumni attending included Greer Cheeseman EE’77, Paul Jamison EE’96, Scott Levine EE’98, Bill Napier EAS’98 and Margaret Young Napier W’97, Karyn Peiser C’95, Todd Saxon W’95, Chris Pike G’98, Josh Raha EE’96, Tavia Rutledge EAS’95, Jeremy Soifer EE’96, Niall Ferguson C’96, and Nick Forand C’01.

Scott Posner C’96 <> e-mails, “My wife, Michele, and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child, Samuel Isaac, on Feb. 4. I am currently a corporate associate for the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.”

Meha Patel Senthil W’96 and Senthil Govindaswamy EE’95 GEE’96 wed on Aug. 19 in Nairobi. Alumni who traveled to Kenya for the wedding, as well as safari, were Alex Fridman C/EAS’95 and Shirley Hwang C’95, Ing Phua EAS’96 GEng’96, Vishal Shah EAS/W’99, and Kalindi Patel Kumar W’94 and Harsh Kumar EAS/W’91. Senthil works for Qualcomm in San Diego and Meha is in the energy industry, after graduating with an MBA from the University of Chicago. They are enjoying the great outdoors in sunny San Diego.

Dr. Bradley Hirsch D’97 and Dr. Elisa Haberman are proud to announce the birth of their son, Noah Daniel Haberman-Hirsch, on Sept. 15. Bradley and Elisa were married May 1, 1999.

Jonathan Mishkin C’97 <> works in the national office of Deloitte & Touche in Washington, specializing in corporate taxation and M&A.

Lucy C. Minett Shanno C’97 and her husband, Dr. George Shanno C’90 “in April had our first child, Hugh James Minett Shanno. Lucy is pursuing a Ph.D. in music theory at Penn, and is currently working on her dissertation,” e-mails George <>. “Last year I completed a residency in neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and finished a neurovascular surgery fellowship there in June; this summer we will move to Portland, Ore., where I will join Northwest Surgical Specialists.”

Kate Tract Wasserman C’97 <> married Adam Jay Wasserman on May 26 at Le Meridien Hotel in Boston. About 20 alumni shared in the celebration. Just the bridal party alone was made up of matron-of-honor Joanna Tract Fratello C’94, best man Ari Lindner W’92, and attendants Amy Richard Kopelman C’97 and Michael Kopelman C’97, Maria Stein Marrison C/W’97, and Juliana Ronderos W’98. Kate is a vice president and equity strategist at Salomon Smith Barney and Adam is an attorney at the law firm Swidler, Berlin, Shereff & Friedman LLP, where he specializes in litigation; they live in New York.

Regina Wong W’97 <> and Jason Jaslow EAS/W’95 e-mailed in April that they were busy planning their June 23 wedding. Their honeymoon is a globe-trotting trip to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Honolulu, Maui, and Kaui. They recently bought an apartment in Hoboken, N.J., and simply love their new home. They welcome friends who are visiting Manhattan to drop by, e-mail, or call to keep in touch.

David Aidekman C’98 <> has been appointed director for policy and plans at the White House Office of Homeland Security.

Albert Cheng EE/W’98 <> e-mails, “After nearly three years with Broadview International, I joined Institutional Venture Partners in San Francisco in April. I would love to hear from some of my fellow classmates.”

Dr. Samuel L. Gettler C’98 e-mails, “I wanted to write and tell everyone that Amy R. Farkas C’98 and I have recently gotten engaged and are planning a wedding for next spring-summer. In addition, I graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in May, and will start a residency in dermatology at New York Medical College in July 2003. Just wanted to share the good news and I hope this message finds everyone well.”

Natalya Gurevich W’98 will marry Adam L. Michaels EAS’98 on July 28 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in New Jersey. Members of the wedding party shall include Raina Shroff C’98, Adrienne Dale C’98, Jamie Garfunkel C’98, Romina Birnbaum C’98, Julia Kung W’98, Leon Redensky EAS’98, and John Ho EAS’98. Alumni who will attend the wedding include Megan Wright Nu’98, Allison Brody C’98, Paul Nathanson W’98, Craig Meyers W’98, Amanda Sparks Nu’98, Stella Choe C’98, and Sacha Thacker W’98. Following the wedding, Adam and Natalya will honeymoon in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Living in London for the past two years, she works at Goldman Sachs and he at Capital One, and they would love to hear from old friends at <> or <>.

Colleen Kelly C’98 <> recently graduated with her M.S. in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she has lived for the last four years. She will move back to Philadelphia, as she was accepted as an outpatient speech-language pathologist at a pediatric-rehabilitation hospital in New Jersey

Daniel Lee W’98 L’00 <> e-mails, “My wife, Randy Lee C’97 L’01, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Andrew Isaac, on March 20. We recently moved to Los Angeles, after a few years living in New York.”

Dr. Jennifer Loh C’98 e-mails, “I am writing to let you know that I returned to Penn in June to do my residency in internal medicine at HUP, having recently graduated from George Washington University Medical School. I am excited to be back in the Penn community.”

Marnie Sambur C’98 <> e-mails, “I have gotten engaged to Lt. Brendan Robinson. By the time this will be published, I will be starting my third year of medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and he will still be the repair officer aboard the USS Trenton (LPD 14). We are getting married in May 2004.”

Sarah Jayne Walters Sherr Nu’98 GNu’01, and her husband, Adam Sherr C’90 GEd’98, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Faith Sherr, on April 2 at 2:16 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; she weighed 8lbs. 3.8oz. Adam e-mailed, “Mother, baby, and father are all doing fine, and Alexa will fill out her application to Penn for the Class of 2024 shortly. Pictures of her can be found at ( and the Sherr family can be reached at <>.”

Kitty Vieth GFA’98 GAr’01 GFA’01, Philadelphia, recently joined the Princeton-based firm, Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch, Architects LLC. She is the project architect for restoration of a visitor center at Thompson Park in Lincroft, N.J., the exterior restoration of the Seabrook-Wilson House in the Bayshore Waterfront Park at Middletown, and part of the team completing the restoration and additions to the Carnegie Library in Atlantic City.

David M. Waizer L’98 recently joined Avaya Inc. as corporate counsel.

Alycia Weinmann Nu’98 and Justin Reger W’98 were married by Father Michael Murphy at St. Dorothy’s Church in Drexel Hill, Pa., on Nov. 10, followed by a reception at the Mendenhall Inn. Alumni who attended the wedding included bridesmaid Rachel Kutcher Nu/W’98, and Dr. Mitchell Schnall C’82 Gr’86 M’86, Christine Reger GNu’96, Louis Bayne W’57, Jonathan Naga C’98, Jared Glick C’98, Helen Han C’97, Aaron Tavel W’98, and Molly Harris C’99. Alycia and Justin honeymooned in Italy and returned home to the Fairmount district in Philadelphia; she works as a nurse in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a senior consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Brad Bernstein C’99 <> lives in Washington, and is a real estate analyst in the structured-finance group of Walker & Dunlop, a real-estate financial services firm.

Lauren Greenspan C’99 and Adam Schwartz C’98 were engaged in March, and the wedding is planned for March 8, 2003. He is a vice president in the real estate group of Angelo Gordon and Co in New York. She recently received two master’s degrees, one from the Columbia School of Social Work and the other from Bank Street College of Education, and is a special-education teacher at a private school in Manhattan.

Debbie Landres C’99 and Ethan Smith C’99 are engaged and are planning their wedding for July 12, 2003, in San Diego. “We met the first week of freshman year as hallmates in Cox in the Lower Quad. After dating for 6 1/2 years, we got engaged on January 25 in Maui, Hawaii.”

Tara K. Nolan Nu’99 GNu’00 <> is engaged to Lt. Brock M. Hieger and they will marry on Sept. 14 in Kennebunkport, Maine. She currently works as a family nurse practitioner in Jacksonville, Fla.; Brock is a U.S. Naval aviator. They will live in Brunswick, Maine.

Sanam C. Roder C’99 recently got engaged to Ernst Valery of Nyack, N.Y. They have bought a house in Philadelphia, and plan to wed in July 2003. Besides renovating their house, Sanam plans to start medical school in the fall. (Kim Noble C’98 Gr’06 M’06 sent in this note.)

Brad Tabas C’99, a McCracken Doctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature at NYU, presented a paper, “Organic Revolution,” at the Marxist Reading Group’s fourth annual conference in March at the University of Florida in Gainesville.


Ensign Jonathan S. Gough C’00 returned in April from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island, home-ported in Little Creek, Va. The ship supports specially designed hovercraft that deliver vehicles and equipment.

Meryl Koenig C’00 in May graduated from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in French-horn performance. “This summer I am working as manager of operations at the Tanglewood Institute in the Berkshires. In September I will move back to New York to pursue a career as a soloist.”

Dr. Rohini N. Nadgir M’00 and Dr. Kevin J. Chang C/W’96 M’00 are delighted to announce their engagement. Kevin e-mails, “The question was popped on April 7 in Aruba; the wedding date is still TBA. We both live in Brookline, Mass., and are completing our radiology residencies at Boston University Medical Center.”

Laura Swibel C/EAS’00 and Michael Rosenthal EAS/W’00 WG’01 recently got engaged and are planning a wedding for June 2003. They live in Chicago where he is an associate at McKinsey & Company, and she is a medical student at the University of Illinois; they can be e-mailed at <> and <>.

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