Boston. Save the date: Sept. 7 for an event featuring Penn professor Art Caplan. For more information, check the club website

Come join us for our 8th Annual Penn Club of Chicago White Sox Group Outing! This year’s game will feature the Chicago White Sox against the Boston Red Sox, on Sat., July 30. Game time is 6:05pm, and as always, we invite you to join us in the parking lot at 3:30pm for the traditional Penn Club Pre-Game Tailgate Party! Food and beverage will be provided, more details at

Las Vegas.
The Club is accepting applications for leadership positions, which include founding board member, event director, finance director—and more! If interested in getting further involved with the organization, please contact Lea Artis at We look forward to hearing from you.

Lehigh Valley, Pa. Alumni are welcome to attend our first annual Summer Picnic and Welcome New Students Event on Sun., Aug. 14. For details please contact Shawn Kent Hayashi G’94 at

New Haven. The Club will be hosting a Student Sendoff Reception for the incoming Class of 2015 students and families. Hosts Dr. Linda Chaffkin C’82 M’86 and her husband, Jeffrey Chaffkin W’81 WG’86 PAR’10, together with co-chair, Debbie Fernbach CW’74 L’77 PAR’11, will welcome new students and parents into the Penn community in August; date and time TBA. Contact Reena Seltzer C’76 GEd’77, club co-president, for more information at

New York. Wed., July 20, is PennNYC’s Seventh Annual Keys to the MBA Admissions Process panel, with admissions officers from top MBA programs, including Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives in an informal setting. To learn more about this event and others, and to register, please visit Be sure to log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Please contact Michelle Hellbusch C’92, vice president of membership, at if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Club will host its annual Student Sendoff on Thurs., July 28, at 6pm at the East Mountain Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Come mingle with fellow alumni and meet our local contribution to Penn’s Class of 2015; the price for the event is $25 per person. Please RSVP to Bob Kelly W’83 at (570) 207-3666 or no later than Friday, July 22.

Northern California. Join Bay Area alumni at our summer events, including happy hours and a scavenger hunt through San Francisco. We are also planning our annual First September celebration, welcoming the Class of 2011 to San Francisco. Let us know if you would like to help with events, as volunteers are always welcome! To receive invitations to Bay Area events, register on our website

Philadelphia. Thurs., July 28, is the annual Penn Club Night at the Phillies; join us at the Party Tent before the game and stick around after the game for Xfinity Fireworks! Mon., July 18, is the Club’s open-events committee meeting at Purefare. Information about these events and more at

Portland, Ore. Our Annual Summer Lawn Party and Class of 2015 Send Off Event will be in late July or early August at the home of one of our alumni members; please check our website for time and details. In June, the Club once again presented book awards to deserving students, who are moving into their senior year at four local high schools; book-award recipients from this and previous years can be viewed on our website.

San Antonio. To keep updated on Penn alumni activities in San Antonio, we send periodic newsgrams to our email listserv. If you are not getting these and need instructions for joining the listserv, contact Bob Weidman, bookmark our website,, and our blog, We plan to hold the annual Freshman Sendoff in late July or early August, and hope for a strong alumni turnout. We will post details as soon as available.

San Diego. The Club welcomes participation from alumni throughout San Diego County. We are planning exciting new events and hope you will join us in the next few months. For further information contact Wyn Furman C’09 and Robby Koeppel Foss C’92 GEd’92 at

Western Pa. Our next monthly luncheon (which we host at noon on the first Thursday of every month), is at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, on Aug. 4. Information on our other upcoming events can be found on our website


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PAARC | The Penn Alumni Admissions Resource Center—formerly the Alumni Council on Admissions—provides resources and professional insight to alumni families with children or grandchildren as early as 7th grade, focusing on what it takes to become competitive in the Penn application process. PAARC hosts legacy-advising sessions which offer a personal touch to alumni families, featuring timely and relevant advice for those navigating the selective college-admissions process. Sessions are held Monday through Friday in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. For a complete schedule, call (215) 898-6888 or visit

“And the Nominees Are . . .”
Penn Alumni has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni
trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2012.

Osagie Imasogie GL’85 has over 28 years of experience in the fields of law, finance and business management, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.  Prior to co-founding Phoenix IP Ventures, an IP based Merchant Bank, Osagie conceptualized and established GlaxoSmithKline Ventures and was its founding Vice President.

Osagie led GSK Ventures in concluding over 30 worldwide transactions, within a three-year period, in which he invested various GSK R&D non-progressed assets into various companies and/or as the basis of starting new companies.

Most recently, Osagie was a co-Founder and former President, CEO and Chairman of Ception Therapeutics. Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was recently sold to a publicly traded company. Osagie was also the Founder of Trigenesis Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing pharmaceutical products for the dermatological market, which he also sold to a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Osagie is the Chairman of Iroko Pharmaceuticals and the Advisory Board of Quoin Capital, LLC.

Osagie, a former Corporate Finance Partner in Price Waterhouse, holds post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar. In addition, Osagie has served as the I Grant Irey Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he has taught, since 2004, a seminar on “Intellectual Property and National Economic Value Creation.”

Ann Nolan Reese, CW’74 is a co-founder and executive director of the Center for Adoption Policy (CAP), whose goal is to remove legal, structural and policy barriers to adoption. CAP provides research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country adoption.  

Ann is also a director of Sears Holdings and Xerox, chairs the Board of Overseers at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Trustee of Rye Country Day School.

Prior to CAP’s formation in 2001, Ann spent over 25 years in a career in finance. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of ITT, she also worked at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Mobil Oil, Union Carbide, and Bankers Trust. She has an MBA from New York University (1982) and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (1974).
Alumni may file other nominations until August 31, 2011; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by no less than 1500 degree-holding alumni.

For Alumni Trustee nominations and any additional details write to Trina L. Middleton, Director of Penn Alumni Board Services, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or e-mail her at




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