Boston. Join the Penn Club of Boston for various events planned for this summer. On Saturday, July 17, we’ll kick off the 2nd Annual Summer Pub Crawl, making our way from one end of the Back Bay to the other. The fun begins at The Rattlesnake (384 Boylston Street) at 3 p.m.; for information, contact Aileen <> or Armaghan <armaghan@penn>. Mark July 25 on your calendar to discuss the book club’s July pick: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich; the discussion will be informal and is open to anyone. Feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book, as we’d love to have your input. Visit our website (below) for location and time. Thinking of applying to business school? The club is sponsoring a Business School Panel: you’ll have the chance to talk with recruiters from some of the country’s top business schools. Contact Dan Rosen <> for details. Finally, join the PCOB as the Red Sox takes on the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2:05p.m. Contact Allison Geuder <> for more information. Visit the website ( to sign up for our free club mailing list.

Chicago. Keep an eye out for more details on these upcoming events sponsored by the Midwest Regional Advisory Board (MWRAB): Thursday, Sept. 30, “Improving Young Lives: Penn’s Commitment to the Health, Education, and Welfare of America’s Children,” featuring deans Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman (Education), Dr. Richard Gelles (Social Work), and Dr. Afaf I. Meleis (Nursing). On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Alumni Council on Admissions will help parents of children in grades 7-11, with their children, get into the mind-set of navigating the college-admissions process and to give a glimpse into the road that lies ahead. For example, do you know the difference between Early Decision, Early Admission, Rolling Decision, and Early Action candidates? Stay tuned for more information!

Gold Coast, Fla. The Penn Alumni Asso-ciation for the Florida Gold Coast covers North Dade through Southern Palm Beach counties. We have events planned from October through June. If interested, please call club president, Michael Feuerman at (954) 471-4320 or see our homepage at (

Japan. Join the Penn Club of Japan for its annual general meeting this July in the Mita Club of NEC. An exciting guest speaker and food/open bar will add to the evening’s festivities. Last year over 100 PCJers attended the AGM, and this year the number will be higher. It has been another banner year for the PCJ, and the AGM should be a great attraction for all alumni to rekindle connections and make new ones. Pricing and times are still to be set as of publication time, so please contact club social director, Kris DeLeon at <> for details. A note of thanks to the over 50 Penn alumni who attended the annual University Charity Ball on April 10 to benefit the children’s charities, Wildflower House and Ashinaga.

New York. The New York City Regional Alumni Association (PennNYC), is looking for volunteers to take on leadership roles within the organization—enthusiastic and dedicated people to lead committees, manage events, and be a part of PennNYC’s leadership team. Alumni leadership is a great way to network and develop your leadership skills. If you want to take on such leadership responsibility, please visit our website ( for more information, or contact Jessica Lennon Whitney C’98 at <>.

Los Angeles. The Penn Club of Los Angeles recently celebrated our first Cahuenga Crawl in May. We had a great time, with a number of alumni. Please join us for several upcoming events: Howl at the Moon Happy Hour on July 23; Beach Dinner at the Jonathan Club, Aug. 3; and Hairspray on Aug. 24. Please visit ( for ticket information. Want to receive our newsletter and join the club? Register on the website.

Portland, Ore. We were pleased to present four book awards to Oregon high-school juniors this year. The book we chose was Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey. Mary Ellen Mark CW’62 ASC’64 graciously inscribed each volume. Happy hours continue on the third Thursday of every month, July 15 and Aug. 19. Check the website for details ( Plans are underway for our annual picnic, at which new and current students and their families are honored guests. Once again, information is available on the website.

San Antonio, Tex. The Summer Send Off party for the Penn Alumni Club of San Antonio is on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 3p.m. to 5p.m. at the home of George Vassar C’90. Please contact club president Rhonda Boyles at <> for more information.

San Diego. Penn football is coming to California! Catch the Quakers as they take on the University of San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 18. Contact T.J. Zane at <> about plans for an alumni gathering before the game.

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And the Nominees Are …

Penn Alumni has nominated three candidates to fill three alumni trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2005.

Jay S. Fishman W’74 WG’74 (At-Large) n Jay S. Fishman of Englewood, N.J., is the Chief Executive Officer of The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc., the nation’s second largest commercial insurer. Prior to the recent merger creating this corporation, Mr. Fishman served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of The St. Paul Companies. Over the years, he has held executive positions at Citigroup, Travelers Insurance Group, Primerica, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and the American Can Company. Mr. Fishman is vice chairman of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board in Washington D.C., and he serves on the boards of the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, N.J., and the John Nuveen Company, headquartered in Chicago. He also is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and serves as chairman of the board of the American Insurance Association. At Penn, Mr. Fishman is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, the Parents Leadership Committee, and the Class of 1974 30th Reunion Gift Committee. In addition, he established the Shirley and Edward Fishman Memorial Scholarship, an endowed scholarship fund to provide renewable financial aid to outstanding Wharton undergraduates who would otherwise be unable to meet the cost of a University education.

Robert M. Levy WG’74 (Central Region) n Robert M. Levy of Chicago is Partner, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of Harris Associates, L.P., an investment management firm founded in 1976. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has been with Harris Associates since 1985. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager and director of Gofen and Glossberg, Inc. Mr. Levy also is President of the Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy Family Foundation, as well as a Director of the Bill Nygren Foundation. Mr. Levy has been involved with Penn in a variety of ways including as a member of The Wharton School Board of Overseers, the Midwest Regional Advisory Board, and The Academy. He was formerly a member of the Wharton Graduate Executive Board. Mr. Levy has supported The Wharton School for many years, including major contributions for Jon M. Huntsman Hall and, in 2002, the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy Endowed Fellowship, which is designated for Wharton graduate students with less than three years of work experience or women or underrepresented minorities. Mr. Levy received his B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Marie A. Savard Nu’72 M’76 (Pennsylvania Region) n Marie A. Savard, M.D. of Wynnewood, Pa., is a nationally known internist and women’s health expert, author, and champion for patient rights and responsibilities. She is the founder of Savard Systems and author of two books: How to Save Your Own Life: The Savard System for Managing—and Controlling—Your Health Care and The Savard Health Record: a six-step system for managing your health care. Dr. Savard has appeared before medical groups, corporations, government hearings, civic organizations, and the general public to speak about the importance of the individual’s role in managing one’s own health care. She has been a health columnist for Woman’s Day magazine and is currently the senior medical consultant to the Lifetime TV series Strong Medicine. She is a frequent guest on radio and television and appears regularly on the Philadelphia ABC affiliate television program, Sunday Live, as a health expert. Dr. Savard was recognized as one of the outstanding physicians in the Philadelphia area, where she is an internist and physician for the Cabrini Nursing Home for missionary nuns. Dr. Savard is Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Women, and at Penn she is a member of the School of Nursing Board of Overseers, the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, and the Steering Committee of the Friends of Penn Nursing.

Alumni may file other nominations until August 17; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all eligible degree-holding alumni.

For details, please write to Robert J. Alig, Executive Secretary of Penn Alumni,
E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or email him at <>.



ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff will be available for informal Q&A sessions about legacy admissions every Monday and Friday (except University holidays) from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. This time frame enables visiting families to also attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations for the Q&A sessions are not required. For more information, visit ( or call (215) 898-6888.