Hawaii. Hawaii will host their annual student send-off for incoming freshmen and their families on Sunday, July 13th at 1177 Queen St., Party Room-Koolani Condominium. Our guest speaker will be the “illustrious” Hawaii architect, John M. Hara AR’62. Please contact club president Doug Yee W’65 WG’67 at Douglas.Yee@morganstanley.com for more information on this event and to join the club’s list serv.

Los Angeles. Join us for our fifth annual PennClubLA beach club dinner on July 24th - open to all alumni members.  We’re also pleased to feature our monthly summer happy hours. Visit www.pennclubla.com for the most up to date information. To get involved, please contact us at pennclubla@gmail.com.

Metro New Jersey. Our new board has been installed and is now busy planning the 2008-2009 calendar of events. In August, the club is looking forward to hosting its annual Sue Ed’56 and Tom C’53 D’55 Newmann Freshman Picnic which it has been running since 1946. We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage everyone to visit our website at www.pennclubmetronj.com to see all upcoming events and contact information. 

New York. Business school hopefuls should mark their calendars for August 5, 2008. It’s PennNYC’s Fourth Annual Keys to the MBA Admissions Panel where admissions officers from the top MBA programs—including Harvard Business School, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford and Wharton—will discuss what admissions committees seek in candidates. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with each of the participating schools in an informal setting. Then, on September 15, 2008, PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York will host: Are You “Media Ready?” A Marketing and Communication Workshop. This innovative seminar will provide media-savvy ways to better market your business and yourself in the digital age. Our panel of experts will discuss how to engage your audience, and communicate with ease on camera and off. Finally, on September 18, 2008, PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York invite area alumni and recent graduates to the Penn Club’s Grill Room for the annual First September Bash. Look for more information about these events on our NEW WEB SITE, pennnyc.org. Activate your membership to enjoy all the site’s features including the new JOB BOARD and the ever-popular apartment listings.

Northern California. Join Bay Area alumni in our upcoming events including mixers, museum tour, and our annual First September celebration welcoming the Class of 2008 to San Francisco. To receive notice of these events, you must be registered on our Club website.  Registration is Free!  Go to www.ncpennclub.com so we can send you invitations to Bay Area events.

Westchester & Rockland Counties. On Saturday evening, July 19, the Penn Club of Westchester and Rockland Counties will continue its summer tradition of a picnic and concert at Caramoor in Katonah. Please contact Alan Sheptin C’83 (alansheptin@yahoo.com) for information and to reserve tickets as this has always been an extremely popular event. Also, please check out our Club’s brand new website at http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/club/westchester.html. The website is a work in process, so keep checking back as we will be making additions to it over the next several months since the board will be busy planning the events for 2008 to 2009 this summer. If you would like to volunteer or to suggest an idea for a new and different event, please contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 (s_mul@msn.com) or Jeff Mulholland W’86 (jeff-mulholland@msn.com). We hope to see you at an event soon!

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, Monday through Friday (except University holidays), 12:15-1:00 p.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m., in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. These scheduled times enable visiting families to attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca or call (215) 898-6888.

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David Ertel, W’87, WG’88 David Ertel is Chairman and CEO of Bayview Financial headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.  Mr. Ertel is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors including the I Have a Dream Foundation where Mr. Ertel, through the Bayview Foundation and the JBJ Foundation, is the sponsor of 5 I Have a Dream Programs providing over 400 “Dreamers” a comprehensive long-term program of mentoring, tutoring and life skills enrichment as well as a guaranteed college scholarship.  Mr. Ertel, through the Bayview Foundation, is also the sponsor of the College Summit Miami Project and the AVID Miami Project serving approximately 10,000 students in Miami-Dade Public Schools.  Mr. Ertel also supports initiatives in global health including a partnership with VillageReach providing health services in the Balaka district of Malawi. 

Mr. Ertel is a member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Social Policy and Practice and was an active participant in the founding of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.  Mr. Ertel earned his MBA from the Wharton School, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree with a concentration in Finance, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Sarah W. Fuller, CW’71 Sarah W. Fuller is President of Decision Resources Inc., a leading research and advisory firm focusing in health care. The company is best known for its therapeutically focused analyses of global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device markets and for its research on the U.S. managed care industry. During her 31 years at Decision Resources, she has served 22 years as its president.  Previously, Mrs. Fuller was a Vice President at Arthur D. Little, Inc., from which she and Sam Fleming led a buy-out in 1990. As of July 2007, Providence Equity Partners are the majority shareholders.

Mrs. Fuller serves on the School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers and is a member of Huntsman and the Life Sciences and Management Advisory Boards.  In addition, Mrs. Fuller is Treasurer and a Director of Cultural Survival, a non-profit that promotes the vision, rights and voice of indigenous people. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.M. from Harvard University.  Her son, Charlie C’04 SEAS’05, is in training to be a jet pilot for the United States Air Force, while her son, Sam C’07, is majoring in Fine Arts. Her husband is a Professor Emeritus from The Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Michael J. Kowalski, W’74 Michael J. Kowalski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany & Co., the internationally renowned jeweler. Mr. Kowalski was appointed President of Tiffany & Co. in January of 1996, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in February of 1999 and was appointed Chairman in January of 2003.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Kowalski served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the company, a position he assumed in 1992.  As Executive Vice President, he was responsible for the overall management and direction of the Merchandising, Design, Marketing and Public Relations divisions.  Mr. Kowalski joined Tiffany in 1983 as Director of Planning and served as Vice President of Merchandising Administration before being appointed Group Vice President of Merchandising in 1985.  He came to Tiffany & Co. from Avon Products Inc., where he held several financial management positions.

Mr. Kowalski serves as the Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and as a member of the Making History Steering Committee.  He also sits on the Board of Directors of The Bank of New York Mellon and on the Board of Jewelers of America.  Mr. Kowalski earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.  He is married and has two children. 

Alumni Trustee nominations should be forwarded to: Elise M. Betz, Director of Penn Alumni and Penn Traditions, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226; ebetz@ben.dev.upenn.edu; 215-898-5383 (fax).

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