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44 Robert D. Lehman CE’44 emails, “I am officially a real-estate industrial developer, but I have written a book (40 years in the making) called Nature’s Formula or How the World Works. Classmates, check out my website,, and let me know your thoughts by email at I look forward to hearing from you.”

50 Harry Carl Schaub C’50 is a retired partner and of counsel with Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP., in Philadephia. In May he received an honorary doctorate from Holy Family University; in the past several years, he has done research for a book he is writing, “Call Your First Witness,” on the first American witness at the Nuremberg Trials, General Erwin Lahousen.

51 Sally Cohen Connor CW’51, “board member and retired vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, was recently honored by the Jewish Family Service of Greater Wilkes-Barre,” writes her friend Bill Runner Jr. WEv’64 WEv’66. “Sally is a JFS board member who has served on numerous other local boards and committees and worked with organizations such as the Domestic Violence Service, Interfaith Council, and Ecumenical Enterprises, Inc. She was administrator of Temple Israel in Wilkes-Barre for 25 years until her retirement in 2001. Rabbi Larry Caplan honored her with a most unusual gift, an umbrella. He said that his wife said that ‘Sally Connor is Mary Poppins …. Practically perfect in every way.’ Her family and several hundred friends and associates attended the affair. During her six years as vice president of our alumni club she carried us to new heights, including doing much of the work as we celebrated our 100th anniversary as the oldest Penn alumni club in the world.”


52 James E. Bogle FA’52, Chiang Mai, Thailand, who is retired, wrote Thai & Southeast Asia Painting, 18th through 20th Centuries, now available through Schiffer Publishing Ltd and Amazon. It is based on his collection of paintings, 50 of which were donated in 2010 to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. He is working on another book on Buddhist cosmology. He writes that he stays active by swimming 500-1000 meters daily and travelling throughout Southeast Asia.

54 Dr. Arthur L. Wool D’54 GD’58 writes that he recently retired from active orthodontic practice, having served the Reading, Pa., area for 52 years. He is “still actively managing an orthodontic-supply company and has recently opened several international subsidiaries, including one in Santiago, Chile, and Seoul. [I am] the holder of numerous archwire patents in the orthodontic field and a sizeable number of graduate orthodontic departments use these arches in their clinical instruction and patient care. One of [my] daughters, Suzanne, a respiratory therapist has joined [my] firm, Modern Arch, and is now office manager.” Arthur and his wife, Judith, love sailing and did so in the Caribbean for the month of August.

56 Dr. Tsung O. Cheng GM’56,, a professor of medicine at George Washington University in Washington, writes that he “recently published an editorial, ‘Do we need to be an Einstein to figure out what the acronym in the EINSTEIN study stands for?’ (International Journal of Cardiology),  and welcomes comments from alumni who abhor pretentious, mis-derived, ill-formed, or unexplained acronyms as I do.”

Maxine Swarttz Schnall Ed’56
emails that her latest book, Paris To Die For, a “glamorous spy novel co-authored under the pen name Maxine Kenneth, was published by Grand Central on July 28, Jackie Kennedy’s birthday. Inspired by an authentic letter in the JFK Library written by 21-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier, stating that she is going to work for the CIA, the book recounts her hair-raising fictitious adventures as a CIA agent in a world of international intrigue in Paris in 1951.” Maxine is running a nationwide Jackie Kennedy Look-alike contest on her website


60 Frank N. Fleischer W’60 is an attorney in the Tampa, Fla., office of GrayRobinson, P.A., who specializes in bonds and government finance. Earlier this year he was recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” for 2011.

Andrew Roth C’60
writes, “[I am] still alive and well, happily married to a beautiful, young rocket scientist (aerospace engineer). Still at work as an orthopedic surgeon, enjoying it and busier than ever. Lots of travelling, most recently to the Peterhof in St. Petersburg.”

61 Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64 is the founding chair of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen O’Connor P.C. In May, he and his wife, Sandy, were chairs of an annual gala in Philadelphia for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. In June he spoke on “Best Practices in the New Litigation Landscape” at the annual America’s Claims Event.

Dr. Richard Gordon D’61
writes that he “retired to The Villages, Fla., after nearly 40 years of private practice in upstate New York. I am now enjoying golf, swimming, and singing bass in the Heart of Florida Barbershop Chorus and the ‘Sun Chords’ barbershop quartet. I also play the baritone ukulele and sing with ‘The Silver Strummers,’ the Villages ukulele club. We enjoy making residents of rehab centers and assisted-living homes happy.”

Dr. Henry Greenberg C’61
writes, “Opportunity and passion joined in my path and I followed them. I gave up my practice of cardiology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital but will remain in a teaching capacity. My new role is as a faculty member in the epidemiology department at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where I teach a course on the impact and public-health ramifications of the rapidly emerging epidemic of global cardiovascular diseases. A unique opportunity, a unique course.”


62  Bonnie Stein Squires CW’62 G’65 writes, “The Class of 1962 50th Reunion committee has planned an exciting kick-off event in Manhattan on Fri., Oct. 14, at 5:30pm. The hosts will be Gilbert Harrison W’62 L’65,

Stanley Jaffe W’62,
and Zane Tankel W’62. We will have a tent the next day at the Penn-Columbia game at Columbia’s stadium. Contact Gilbert at (212) 593-7380 or Be there or be square! And be sure to write May 11-13, 2012, on your calendar!”

Steve Stovall W’62 ASC’63
writes, “After a career in advertising and book publishing in New York and New Jersey, and 29 years living in Princeton, I moved with my wife and youngest son to Durango, Colo., where I started a new career in 1996 as a member of the business-school faculty at Ft. Lewis College teaching marketing courses (my major at Wharton). I was outstanding teacher of the year here in 2009. We reinvented ourselves and have become farmers/ranchers, as my wife breeds and raises sheep and runs a natural food (lamb, pork, beef, and rabbit) farmers co-op. I am still teaching and compete in 10 or 12 running races a year as well as two or three sprint triathlons.” In April he received a Centennial Award from his college “for his renowned dedication to the Tri The Rim Triathlon.”

64  Beryl Lieff Benderly CW’64 G’66 writes, “I received the Iris Molotsky Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Education, which is considered one of the top education writing prizes, from the American Association of University Professors at their recent annual conference in Washington. My winning piece was ‘The Real Science Gap, a cover story in Miller-McCune.”

Bob Driegert W’64
, a Dallas attorney, has been elected president-elect/vice president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

William A. Runner Jr. WEv’64 WEv’66
reports that he recently completed 25 years as a volunteer on the executive committee of the Century Club of Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., which included a two-year term as president. He also chaired the college’s Farber Golf Tournament committee at least 10 of those years. This follows six years of service as president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania and a two-year term as president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation, where he also represented Penn at the inauguration of the college’s president. He is also a board member of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging and Generation to Generation. Bill is still teaching skiing at Jack Frost Mountain in Blakeslee, and in the off season enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife of 53 years, Joanne.

Steven H. Steinglass W’64
is dean emeritus of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, where he has taught since 1980. He has been appointed a distinguished visiting professor at the Widener University School of Law, in Wilmington Del., for the fall semester and will be a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University law school in the spring. He can still be reached at

65 Alan A. Schachter W’65, Redding, Conn., is a partner in the valuation and forensic-services group of Citrin Cooperman, based in its Norwalk and Manhattan offices. He has been appointed to the advisory council of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants for 2011-12.

66   Robert F. Adams C’66 is an attorney with the law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, in West Chester, Pa., who specializes in municipal law. In June he was named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Government/Cities/Municipalities, for the third year. He is chair of the Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester, and a member of the boards of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the Fulton Bank-Brandywine Division.

Louis N. Marks W’66 L’69 has joined the law firm of Archer & Greiner P.C. as a partner in its Philadelphia office; he specializes in counseling businesses on corporate law and finance. Previously, he was of counsel in the firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP.


67   Martin Redish C’67, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University, will be honored by that university next spring with a two-day symposium on his scholarship and career; the festschrift will be published as a special issue of the Northwestern Law Review.


70  Elliot Fratkin C’70, professor of anthropology at Smith College, writes that it has been a good year. He was awarded a US Fulbright Scholar Award to teach anthropology at Hawassa University in Ethiopia for this academic year, along with his wife, Dr. Marty Nathan, who will teach medicine as a US Fulbright specialist there. In addition, Elliot’s fieldwork memoir, Laibon: An Anthropologist’s Journey with Samburu Diviners in Kenya, will be published by AltaMira press in October. “And icing on the cake,” their eldest daughter, Leah, married on Labor Day last year, while daughter Masaye entered Hunter College and son, Mulugetta, returned to Macalester College.

71   Jack Narvel ASC’71 writes, “My wife, Jan, and I are off to Australia for a two-and-a-half-year commitment to lead two schools of communication for Youth With A Mission. This may be the first time since I graduated from the Annenberg School that I will have a job title that has anything to do with communication. You may reach us at, and if you are visiting Australia, we will do our best to provide accommodation; we are in Newcastle, about 105 miles north of Sydney.”


72   Dorian Dale C’72 is the energy director and sustainability officer of Babylon, N.Y. He recently served as a “distinguished fellow” in the Citi leadership and ethics program at NYU Stern.

Merry Bloch Jones ASC’72,
Gladwyne, Pa., wrote, “My 12th book (fifth mystery), Summer Session, came out in August in the US.”

Frank M. Linguiti EE’72 GEE’79
is a partner of Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd., a Philadelphia intellectual-property law firm. In June he was named to the executive committee of the Philadelphia section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

73  Hope C. Bliss CW’73 GEd’78 Gr’81 writes that she recently returned from a media shoot in Kuala Lumpur, where she interviewed leaders of INTI Laureate, the first American university in Malaysia. She develops courses for Laureate Education, Inc., a multinational university, and is currently specializing in globalization and internationalization in higher education. Her son, Brad, recently graduated from Harvard University, where he rowed varsity. Her daughter, Tara, recently graduated from Mt. Holyoke College, where she competed nationally with the equestrian team.

74   John Quelch WG’74 was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2011 “for services to the promotion of British business interests and prosperity.” Earlier this year, he concluded a 30-year career at the Harvard Business School as senior associate dean and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration. For several years he was chair of the Massachusetts Port Authority and chair of the British American Business Council of New England. He is now dean, vice president, and Distinguished Professor of International Management at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

75  David Hyman C’75 GEd’76, a managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP, in July was elected to a one-year term as president of Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park. A founding member of the Reform synagogue’s board, from 1994 to 2000, he rejoined it in 2010. He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development.

Elliot Mark Olen C’75,
an attorney based in Oxford Valley, Pa. who specializes in business, estate, and commercial real-estate matters, has been appointed to the board of the Bucks County Rescue Squad, Inc., a local non-profit that provides emergency para-professional health services and transportation.

Emily Sanders CW’75,
head of Sanders Financial Management in metro Atlanta, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal (May 14) on “Money Strategies for Mr. Mom;” husbands and wives “increasingly are switching the traditional roles of breadwinner and household manager. The problem is that many of them haven’t followed through with an appropriate financial tune-up.”

76  Joan Lipman Brown Gr’76 is the Elias Ahuja Professor of Spanish at the University of Delaware. She wrote Confronting Our Canons: Spanish and Latin American Studies in the 21st Century, which was published by Bucknell University Press last year. “The library journal Choice gave the book its highest rating of four stars and ‘essential.’”

Dr. Robert M. Fleisher GD’76,, is pleased to announce the publication of his book Bedside Manner —How to Gain Your Patients’ Respect, Love & Loyalty. Much of the material has been part of his lectures series for the endodontic-residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he has taught for the past 30 years. He is working on another book “that will help healthcare providers protect themselves from lawsuits” which is based on his recent lecture, “Defensive Dentistry in a Dangerous World,” to the American Association of Endodontists. On his blog,, he discusses issues related to having better relationships with patients. Robert is motivated by the motto, “Patients judge your skills by your bedside manner.”

Jon Hinck C’76,
an attorney in Portland, Maine, and a state legislator, “made it to the Reunion and greatly enjoyed it.” On an unrelated note, he is “exploring a run for the US Senate for the seat currently held by three-term incumbent Olympia Snowe.”

Michael P. Malloy L’76,
a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific’s law school, writes that he has “just published my Principles of Bank Regulation (third edition) with West Publishing, the law-book unit of Thomson-Reuters. It takes banking regulation into the relatively uncharted waters of post-meltdown, post-Watters, post-Dodd-Frank financial-services markets.”

David Unkovic C’76
writes that he has joined the Corbett Administration as chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in Harrisburg.


77  Don Bartusiak ChE’77, the R&D program lead for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, received the 2011 Computing Practice Award from the computing and systems technology division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, for “unique innovative industrial contributions in nonlinear-model predictive control and multifaceted collaborations with several academic groups.”

Verne R. Smith C’77,
assistant dean for business and administration at the Widener University law school in Wilmington, Del., where he teaches a course on animal law and advises its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, was recently appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Bar’s animal-law committee He serves on the executive committee of the animal-law committee of the Association of American Law Schools; he wrote “The Law and Feral Cats,” published in Penn’s Journal of Animal Law and Ethics (2009).

78  Dr. Paul Curtis Bellman C’78 is a physician who maintains a practice in Greenwich Village and serves as a senior lecturer in immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College. In May he was honored by a proclamation of the New York City Council “for his outstanding contributions to HIV/AIDS treatment and courageous patient advocacy. Over the course of the last 25 years, Dr. Bellman has been a vocal advocate and powerful catalyst for positive changes not only in HIV treatment but also in the essential changes in hearts, in minds, and in attitudes.”

Richard Ellin C’78
writes, “On June 5, I completed my 10th consecutive America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, a one-day, 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Overall, this was my 12th charity century for LLS since 1999, during which time I have raised over $115,000.”

79  Timothy H. Haahs EE’79 GCE’85, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., is president and CEO of Timothy Haahs and Associates in Blue Bell, which he founded in 1994. He was recently recognized the 2011 Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year by the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers for his “significant contributions to the civil engineering profession in the Philadelphia area.”

Mitchell Krasnopoler ChE’79
recently accepted a position at Kiewit Power Engineers in Lenexa, Kan., which makes power plants and air-quality control-systems; manager of air quality, he is in charge of retrofit market strategy. He recently was AQCS manager at Bechtel Power, where he had worked for 24 years.

Ed Mattes C’79
was recently elected chair of the board of trustees of Vermont Law School.


80 Jan P. Levine C’80, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, sponsored and presented an Association of Alumnae University of Pennsylvania Book Award, at a June ceremony at the Community Learning Center, to a student who earned her GED there in April.

Ben McDonald CGS’80 has co-written with his wife, Sidney, the second book in a series, Time Management—The SID Way through BenchMark Learning International. “… self-initiated development enables professionals to develop their leadership skills through assessing their competencies, developing and achieving their goals.” Ben also “consults with leaders in higher education to raise the bar of leadership talent in their organization.”

81 Judith L. Bachman GNu’81 has joined Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based business-consulting firm, as a managing director of its Huron education practice for academic medical centers. Previously, she was senior vice president for strategic initiatives at Thomas Jefferson University.

Bruce Benson W’81 G’89 WG’89
writes, “I am sorry that I missed the 30th Reunion, but I wanted to send a note, just in case any old friends wants to get in touch. I have been living in Tokyo for most of the past 27 years and am still based there. I also go to Beijing often, as I am trying to get my young children, Miles (five) and Max (three) to learn Mandarin. So far we have done four stints of three-months each, and again May-July. We travel to the US fairly often, primarily New York, Florida, and New Orleans (where we attend the second weekend of the jazz festival every year; come join us). I am in touch with many old Penn friends, but always glad to hear from more. My contact details are on the Penn Alumni web page.”

Robin Lazarow C’81
is now senior counsel and vice president of Diversified, an administrator of retirement plans, based in Harrison, N.Y. Previously, she was a principal with Mercer. She is a member of the IRS Northeast Liaison Group.

Monique Y. Wells C’81 V’85,, is co-founder of Discover Paris! ( and creator of Entrée to Black Paris tours and activities ( “Formerly called ‘Discover African-American History in Paris!’ tours, these walks and presentations provide an historical and a contemporary view of the black experience in Paris. They present a fresh, provocative, and enlightening perspective on the City of Light that is appreciated by people of all backgrounds – particularly those who already know and love Paris and are seeking new avenues of exploration to enrich their cultural understanding of the city.”


82 Glenn Blumenfeld W’82 L’85 is a co-founding principal of Tactix Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real-estate brokerage firm that exclusively represents tenants and other end-users. He was recently named a finalist for the Ernst & Young’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Philadelphia region. Prior to forming Tactix, Glenn was a partner and head of the real-estate equity practice at Dechert, LLP.

Dr. Donald L. Budenz C’82 GM’91
has been named professor and chair of ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, he was professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at University of Miami. He had been a faculty member and assistant chief of service at Penn.

Mark Weber C’82
has been named senior vice president and the executive in charge of originations business planning and initiative governance for the home-loans division of Bank of America. He remains based in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., area, and would welcome hearing from classmates at

83 Valerie Crawford C’83, a corporate-business consultant, in April was awarded the 2011 Entrepreneur Award by the Metropolitan Dade County Section of the National Council of Negro Women “for her untiring and devoted service in business.” In 2010 she was selected one of the “50 Most Powerful Blacks in South Florida.”

Eric Gray C’83 is an international-wealth adviser and managing director, investments, for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Los Angeles. He was included in the “Top 100 Financial Advisors 2011” in the April 18 issue of Barron’s magazine. He is also junior staff commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club.

Dr. Flaura Koplin Winston EAS’83 GEng’84 M’88 Gr’89 is a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and the founding scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In May she was elected to the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University, where she had been a postdoctoral fellow, 1994-5.

84  Deborah Katz C’84, an LSAT instructor and teacher trainer with Kaplan in Columbus, Ohio, wrote Kaplan LSAT Logical Reasoning Strategies and Tactics, which was published earlier this year. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Capital University, specializing in amateur-sports law.

85 John Cioffi WG’85 co-wrote 6 Habits of Highly Successful Managers, which was published by Career Press last year.

Eric B. Miller L’85
serves as executive vice president and general counsel of FTI Consulting, Inc., a global management consulting firm. He was featured in the in-house counsel section of the May 2 issue of The National Law Journal. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Chrissy Miller G’84, and their two teenage daughters.

86 Ralph H. Cathcart C’86, a partner in the New York office of Ladas & Parry, LLP, an international boutique intellectual-property law firm, has been appointed an adjunct professor of law at Hofstra University.

Dov Hoch C’86, president of the Penn Club of Israel, writes that the Penn Israel Regatta-Ivy League Yacht Race was held off the coast of Herzelia in late June. “We had 100 people on eight boats; 24 bottles of Champagne; but only one trophy, which went to the Penn crew; Wharton came in third. The Penn yacht, co-skippered by a neurosurgeon and an alternative-energy executive warned the competition before the race, in our esteemed founder’s words: Large vessels can venture more; but small boats should stay near shore. In honor of our win, the Club made a donation to the Penn Fund.”

Joy D. Swallow GAr’86 GFA’86,
chair of architecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in May was awarded fellowship in the American Institute of Architects for her “notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.”


87   Jennifer N. Easter Nu’87, director of the MBA program at Lebanon Valley College, was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. “I received concurrent MBA and MPH degrees from UCLA in 1992, and then worked in medical-practice management and as an adjunct instructor of quality management prior to my current position. I live in Lebanon with my husband, Dennis, and our four sons.”

89  Daniel E. Will C’89, an attorney with the law firm of Devine Millimet in Manchester, N.H., has co-edited A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in New Hampshire, which was published recently by MCLE New England.


90  Kathryn Boockvar C’90 is proud to report that she won her primary election in May, and is now the Democratic nominee for judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, one of three statewide appellate courts. She would love to hear from alumni—and would welcome and appreciate participation in her campaign! For more information, or to sign up to receive email updates, or volunteer, please visit or become a friend on Facebook, or contact Kathy at “And please vote on Nov. 8.”

Donna M. Woodruff C’90 GEd’00,
executive associate director of athletics at Stony Brook University on Long Island; in October she will receive a 2011 administrator of the year award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. In the 1990s she was an assistant field hockey coach and athletic administrator at Penn; as a student, Donna earned All-America status as a field hockey player.

91    Galit Kierkut C’91 L’95, Millburn, N.J., is a partner in the litigation department and member of the employment-law practice group at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP in Woodbridge. In May she served on a panel discussion on “Social Media Risks and Policies for Law Firms” at the annual state Bar Association meeting.

Dr. Robert Stacey C’91
has been appointed interim provost of Houston Baptist University. An associate professor of government, he joined its faculty in 2009.

Brian Kenneth Swain WG’91
writes, “I’ve just released my second novel, Alone in the Light.”


92    Jonathan L. Bing C’92, who was re-elected last November to his fifth term in the New York State Assembly, was appointed in June as the special deputy superintendent of the New York Liquidation Bureau; he will also be involved in the development of the new state Department of Financial Services. Jonathan and his wife, Meredith Ballew, and their daughter, Charlotte, continue to live on the East Side of Manhattan. He would love to hear from classmates at and is looking forward to the 20th Reunion.

Dr. Martin J. Harms Gr’92
and his wife of 48 years, Rosemary, have lived in Ithaca, N.Y., since his retirement in 2005 as professor of architecture and former dean of architecture and environmental design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In May, he was inducted as a fellow of the AIA. He and Rosemary are avid readers, gardeners, and travelers; earlier this year they enjoyed a Pacific Rim trip. Martin is also chair of the Village of Cayuga Heights Planning Board.

93    Eric Brill Gr’93, vice president of eBay Research Laboratories, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. In May he was elected to the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University, where he had been an assistant professor of computer science from 1994 to 1999.

Deborah B. Miller L’93 is now the “Miller” in Strong Stevens Miller & Wyant, P.C., in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., in recognition of her litigation support for the firm’s estate and family planning clients.

Brian C. Newberry C’93 writes, “I was recently elected Minority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.”

Michelle Ducellier Steinbacher C’93 writes, “My husband, Richard Steinbacher, and I welcomed our first daughter, Magda Millay, on Dec. 23. She arrived a month early, just in time for the Christmas holidays!”

94   Jeanne Mahoney C’94 and her husband, Jud Downey, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Wren, on March 17. “Pipes joined proud big sister Quinn (three). [We] would love to hear from Penn friends at”
95      Dr. Renee S. Aronsohn C’95 is a member of Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, directly across from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2003, and is a clinical instructor in endocrinology at Northwestern.

Rep. Frank A. Farry W’95 has joined the law firm of Begley Carlin & Mandio LLP in Langhorne, Pa. A state representative for the 142nd District, he serves as deputy House Whip and chair of the House Sub-committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness and alternative chair for the House Sub-Committee on Townships. Locally, he is in his 11th year as fire chief of the Langhorne Middletown Fire Company.

Jordana Horn Gordon C’95 L’99 and Jon Gordon are “delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Ava, on July 13. She joined her older brothers Zev and Rami to form a simply terrific family.” Jordana is “the New York bureau chief of The Jerusalem Post, as well as a contributor to numerous papers, websites, and magazines, including this one. Please feel free to be in touch via Facebook (I still don’t understand Google Plus).”

Bela Shah Spooner C’95
and her husband, Jordan Spooner, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Dillan Shah Spooner, on June 15. “Big brother Lucas couldn’t be more delighted to have a toy to play with! Mom and baby are doing well and look forward to hearing from fellow Quakers at We live in Washington, where I continue to support mayors across the country to build citywide after-school systems.”

96  S. Tina Biswas EAS’96 and Ruhul Quddus WG’01 are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Sameera, on June 28; she weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz., and measured 18 1/4 inches in length. Big sisters Sangeeta (six) and Sara (two), are excited beyond words. Tina is currently on maternity leave from Fry, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, where she works as a program manager. Ruhul is with Oracle and is also working on his own business, QI.

Miles T. Macik C’96 in July joined the firm of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; based in its office in Royal Oak, Mich., he specializes in litigation matters and disputes.

Rebecca Moss Schwartz C’96 and her husband, Andy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son Tyler Moss Schwartz on Feb. 22. Tyler’s big sister Mikayla (six) and big brother Leo (three) are equally thrilled with the new addition.


97    Nancy Raftery Cieri C’97 and her husband, Mark, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, daughter Kathryn Elizabeth, on May 6; she weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz., and was 20   inches long. They live in Langhorne, Pa. Nancy is an English professor at Camden County College (in New Jersey) and Mark is an accounting manager at a firm in Ft. Washington. “Anna, three years old, is very excited to be a big sister.”

Helaine Cooper W’97
and Ari Gendason W’97 WG’05 are happy to announce the birth of their fourth child, Peyton Logan, on April 4. “He was welcomed home by big brothers Bailey and Cooper and big sister Skyler. Peyton arrived in spectacular fashion: the front seat of our car in the hospital parking lot! While we are one shy of fielding a Gendason-only team at the Palestra, it will probably stay that way. We live in Stamford, Conn., and would love to hear from Penn friends at”

Shari Goldsmith C’97
writes, “I’m having a wonderful year, with several amazing new professional and personal endeavors. In May, I became labor and employment counsel for Hearst Corporation in Manhattan. A few months later, on July 3, I married Scott Turner at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Scott and I are settling into married life in our apartment near Gramercy Park.”

Amy M. Tarr C’97
and her husband, Haris Hadzic, are thrilled to announce the birth of their twins, Sara Ellen Hadzic (6 lbs. 10 oz.) and Evan Donald Hadzic (6 lbs. 9 oz.), on Feb. 18. Proud family members include R. Donald Tarr WG’68, Barbara E. Souders Tarr CW’68, GEd’95, Chad Tarr M’99, Katie Tarr GEd’03 GrEd’13 and Brian Byrnes GGS’04. “Sara and Evan are looking forward to cheering on the Quakers at the Palestra and Franklin Field this year.”

98   Adam Barrist C’98 is a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Deeb, Petrakis, Blum & Murphy, P.C., who specializes in litigation and contract negotiation. In June he was included in the list of 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” which appeared in the June issue of Philadelphia magazine.

Rachel Kohen Heckler C’98
and Josh Heckler are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Scarlett, on April 26; she joined big brother Jake, now three. “Everyone is delighted to have a new baby in the family, including grandparents Susan Fishman Kohen CW’73 and David Kohen C’72.” Rachel splits her time between taking care of her two young children and working as a marketing consultant. The Hecklers now live in Sudbury, Mass.

Laurel Siegel Landau C’98
and her husband, Brent, are thrilled to (belatedly) announce the birth of their son, Caleb Max, on Aug. 17, 2010. He joined big brother, Jeremy, who is now three. They live in Philadelphia.

Chuck Myers W’98 WG’99
and Jessica Myers C’98 recently returned “from an eye-opening Combined Jewish Philanthropy/JDC trip to Cuba. We were lucky to go with a host of interesting people, including Karen Winn Nu’00, Gil Winn C’00, Ken Frieze WG’95, Bonnie Sherman C’97, and Greg Pool WG’00.”

Cameron Schmitt C’98
and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their daughter, Camren, to the family on May 31. She joins big brother Shaylor at their home in Los Angeles, where Cameron is director of design and construction at SBE Entertainment.

99 Lindsay Moss Byrnes C’99 and her husband, Carter Byrnes C’99, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Austin Henry, who joined the family on Feb. 23. They live in Oak Hill, Va., with three-year-old Avery, who loves being a big sister.

Melissa Oretsky Muskin C’99 is a senior associate at the law firm of Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia who specializes in complex commercial litigation and products-liability litigation. She was recently named a 2011 Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and selected for inclusion in the 2011 issue of Philadelphia magazine’s “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer—Rising Stars” edition, a listing of the top attorneys in the state who are 40 years or younger or have been practicing for less than 10 years. She was recently reappointed to serve as a hearing-committee member for the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; she hears cases brought against attorneys by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and cases of attorneys seeking readmission to the bar. She was also recently admitted to the bar of the US Supreme Court. Additionally, last March, Melissa served as co-chair for the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Winter Gala.

Dr. Stan Wang L’99 was recently appointed to the Texas Medical Board. He currently practices cardiology with Austin Heart and is the practice’s director of legislative affairs. In 2002 he received a master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health.


00    Kendra D. Brodin SW’00 was recently named director of career and professional development at the University of St. Thomas law school in Minneapolis.

Jeremy Gill Gr’00
has released Book of Hours/Helian, his second CD on the Albany Records label. It features pianist Peter Orth in Book of Hours (2007), written for him and premiered by him in Este, Italy, in 2010, and baritone Jonathan Hays in Helian (2009), a song cycle after poetry by the Austrian poet Georg Trakl.

Teresa L. Peterson EAS’00,
Westfield, N.J., is a project manager in the South Plainfield office of the engineering firm Gannett Fleming, Inc. She recently passed the ASFE Fundamentals of Professional Practice exam, top of the class.

Ameesh Vakharia W’00
and his wife, Saloney, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Simran, on Feb. 22. They live in Chicago.

Matt Wurst C’00
and his wife, Leigh, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Jake Logan Wurst, on June 25. “Baby Jake is one of the all-time youngest people on Twitter and continues to document his daily activities across the web. He is apparently the beneficiary of his parents’ professional talents, as Matt is director of social media for 360i, a digital agency in New York, and Leigh is a pediatrician in private practice in New Jersey.”
01 Jennifer Friel Goldstein EAS’01 GEng’06 WG’06 writes, “My husband, Jeremy P. Goldstein, and I are very pleased to announce the birth of our twins, Parke Trafford and Piper Alyssa, on June 6. As true New Yorkers, they came home from the hospital in a yellow cab and share our one-bedroom apartment with us in Battery Park City.”

Jessica Gonzalez C’01 wrote in July, “I received a PhD in social psychology from the Ohio State University in June, and the day after I successfully defended my dissertation I became engaged to Nathan Arbuckle. We are very excited and are moving to Albuquerque in the fall.”

Dr. Alison Graham-Bertolini GGS’01,
a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University, wrote Vigilante Women in American Fiction, on heroines who break the law to attain justice, which was published in August by Palgrave Macmillan.

Julia R. Hesse GGS’01 L’01
has rejoined the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP as a partner in its healthcare group. She had been associate general counsel at Tufts Medical Center, Inc., and general legal counsel for its New England Quality Care Alliance. She is co-editor of The Boston Health Law Reporter.

Kristen Webster Parkinson C’01
and her husband, Sean, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Kate Parkinson, on April 29, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz., and measuring 19 inches long. She joined her big sister Emma, who turns three this month. Family celebrating Alexa’s arrival included grandfather Dr. Alexander F. C. Webster C’72 and great uncles Vincent Stracquatanio ME’72 GEd’73 and David Stracquatanio CE’81. Kristen and Sean live in Ashburn, Va., where she is an executive recruiter with Capital One and he is an IT consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Ruhul Quddus WG’01
see S. Tina Biswas EAS’96.

Ronald S. Rolph C’01
in June graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA. Prior to business school, he served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps, during which he deployed overseas six times, attained the rank of captain, and was a founding member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. In August he began an assignment working for Bechtel Group, Inc., in Santiago, Chile.

Eric Yecies C’01 G’01
and his wife, Wendy Yecies, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Sloane Yecies, on Feb. 7; she weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz., and measured 19 inches. Mom, Dad, big brother Tyler, and baby Brooke live in New York, where Eric is a senior pharmaceutical-patent litigation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP. “We’d love to hear from you at”

02    Sheldon L. Fuller C’02 L’06 in May joined the law firm of Archer Norris PLC as an associate in its Newport Beach, Calif., office. He specializes in environmental law and construction litigation.

Luca Mangini W’02 see Siobhan Nolan W’03.

03    Cristina Lameiro Brown W’03 married Neal Brown on Nov. 6 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken, N.J. There were many alumni there to celebrate, including maid of honor Keke Zhao C’03 W’03, bridesmaid Erin Shea WG’12, and guests Ruth Benjamin C’04 EAS’04, Nour Jallad C’03, Sylmarie Arroyo EAS’04, Francisco Lameiro C’05, Rich Strauss C’03 W’03, Lauren Strauss EAS’03, Will Shieh W’03, Christina Scalzo W’06, Sunny Wong W’03, Frank DiPaoli EAS’03, and Vincent Montalto C’03. Cristina and Neal honeymooned in Hawaii and live in Hoboken, while working in New York.

Caedmon Haas C’03 married Daniel Shu C’04 on July 9 at the Faculty Club of the University of California, Berkeley. They met in 2005 as students in the Penn post-baccalaureate program in Classics. Caedmon was given away by her mother, Anne D. Hall, a current lecturer in English at Penn. The wedding party included Caedmon’s stepsister Lisa Cohen GM’06, as well as Juliana Bauer C’03, Sharon Fulton C’03, Greta Pane C’02, and Victor Perng C’02. Other alumni attending included Caedmon’s stepbrother Andrew Cohen M’09, as well as friends Ariel Ben-Amos C’04, Jeff Barg C’02, Laura Boyce GEd’08, Ryan Kuck C’03, Suzanna Urminska C’01, Libby Masiuk C’05, Ethan Arnheim C’02, and Lincoln Ellis C’02. For the near future, Caedmon and Daniel plan to remain in the Bay Area, where she teaches Latin at the Stanford University Online High School and he is preparing to enter medical school.

Alex S. Kaufman C’03, Menlo Park, Calif., in May joined the Palo Alto office of the New York-based law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Alex previously lived in New York and worked in the corporate department of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP since Sept. 2007.

Garrett D. Kennedy C’03 L’08 married Lisa M. Patterson CGS’06 G’07 on June 11 at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michaels, Md. Members of the wedding party included Daniel Kaplan C’06 and Lisa Cheng C’02. The many guests included Toufique Harun C’03, Saema Khandakar C’03, Kinna Thankar C’03, Darwin Rodriguez C’03, David Shaw C’03, Tricia Shaw C’03 W’11, Diana Elkind C’03 L’07, Suketu Mehta W’03, Hilary Grosskopf C’13, Zachary Frosch M’14, and Alison Jaworski M’14. Garrett’s father, David Kennedy, is a professor and former chair of otorhinolaryngology at Penn Medicine and his mother, Eddie M. Kennedy, is a surgical nurse at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Garrett and Lisa hosted their reception nearby at his family’s Broad Creek cabin in Bozman.

Siobhan Nolan W’03 married Luca Mangini W’02 in the Russian River Valley in California last October. Although they originally met at Penn, they reconnected when both were living in San Francisco; they married after dating five years, three years of those long distance, as Siobhan was in graduate school in Cambridge, Mass. and Palo Alto. There was strong Penn representation from both sides: attending the wedding were Ollie Benn C’02, Judith Duval W’03, Kristen Ferris C’03, Brittany Fiore-Silvast C’03, Brett Greenberg C’02, Dr. Kelly Kimple C’03, Stephanie Kotin C’03, Lauren Lefkowitz C’03, Giancarlo Mott W’04, Mark O’Rorke W’02, Javier Starkand W’03, Jason Terp W’99, and Lauren Terp C’06.

Lauren Sable C’03
writes, “In May, I married John McGoey at Del Posto restaurant in New York and celebrated with close family and friends, including Janet Kang C’03 and Marushka Bland C’02. We were also lucky enough to have our great friend Nisha Deshmukh W’03 marry us! John and I met while we were both associates at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Manhattan, where we continue to live and work.”

Usman Shaikh L’03
and Alberto J. Soler L’03 write that they “have formed Soler & Partners LLP, Counselors at Law, a Los Angeles-based law firm with practice areas in entertainment and new media, intellectual property, licensing and branding, commercial and business transactions, and corporate finance. Prior to forming the law firm, Usman was an associate in the New York offices of Winston & Strawn LLP and Seward & Kissel LLP and an agent trainee at International Creative Management in Los Angeles. Alberto was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York from 2003.”

Dave Zeitlin C’03 see Lauren Mirowitz C’05.

04    Steve Dollase WG’04 and Shari Wakiyama WG’04 have joined the leadership team at Inmar in Winston-Salem, N.C., where their WEMBA classmate David Mounts WG’04 is CEO. Steve is an EVP in charge of strategy, continuous improvement, and human capital; Shari is director of business intelligence. They are both looking forward to starting a local Wharton club, hiking adventures with their trio of Scottish Terriers, and celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary.

Patricia Maloney C’04 GEd’06 married Alastair Hamilton at Battell Chapel at Yale University on May 28. “We were so fortunate to have many alumni attend, including Ginamarie Geheb C’05, Jessica Johnson C’04, Melanie Mund C’04 M’05, Elizabeth Banger C’04, and Elise Corey C’03 L’11 in the wedding party. Michael Geheb GM’79 was also there to celebrate with us. Rev. Bret Hays C’04 performed the ceremony.”

Daniel Shu C’04 see Caedmon Haas C’03.

05    Martha Coe C’05 is delighted to announce her engagement to Dr. Mark Galeotti; he proposed on Red Square in Moscow, on the eve of the Victory Day celebrations. She has also started the PhD program in sociology at New York University. They live in Brooklyn with their two dogs, Hugo and Pippin.

Dr. Katherine Pennington Klein D’05 in May received a master’s in oral biology and a certificate in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has accepted a position as an orthodontist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Barry Lehrman GAr’05 GLA’05 writes, “I will be joining the landscape-architecture faculty at California Polytechnic Institute-Pomona as an assistant professor this fall. For the past two years, I’ve been teaching sustainable infrastructure and researching how to design more sustainable campuses at the University of Minnesota. See my blog”

Jonathan Miller C’05 see Ryan Pohlman C’07.

Lauren Mirowitz C’05
married Dave Zeitlin C’03 on July 3 in “true Penn fashion: the ceremony was held in the Warden Garden at the Penn Museum and the reception was held around the corner at World Café Live (and in between, photos were taken inside the Palestra).” The wedding party included best man Chris McLeester W’03, maid of honor Rachel Caravella C’05, matron of honor Ivy Olesh C’05, groomsmen Drew Armstrong C’03, Chris Golding EAS’03, Greg Millhauser C’03 WG’10, and Brett Topche W’03; chuppah holders Kyle Gilroy C’05 W’05, Joe Maylie EAS’04, Wayne Massey C’05, and Matt Olesh L’07; and Lauren’s father, Howard Mirowitz WG’77. Many other alumni joined in the celebration, including Emmeline Babb C’03, Paul Babb C’03 Gr’16, Mel K. Blum C’62, Shannon Bruno GEd’08, Rebecca Citrin C’05, Amy Cohen C’05, Micah Cohen C’05, Amanda Cronin C’05, Sean Cronin C’05, Ron Goldstein WG’77, Lisa Harris WG’10, Eric Maxon W’05, Dan McQuade C’04, Beth Mlynarczyk W’06, Vincent Ricci C’02, Dan Thistle C’03, Alison Triggs C’05, Nick Tsui EAS’02, and David Zeitlin L’98 (not the groom). Good friends Erick Goldberg C’02 D’07 and Tania Goldberg Nu’05 were missed but had a good reason to cancel: she gave birth the same day as the wedding! Dave and Lauren currently live in Philadelphia, where both are employed (or semi-employed) by their alma mater: she is associate director of annual giving for the Perelman School of Medicine, and he is a freelance writer and frequent Gazette contributor.

Dr. Thomas A. Weber GrW’03 has accepted a tenured faculty position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), where he now holds the chair of operations, economics, and strategy and directs the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute.

06  Bryan Fields C’06 L’09 wrote in July, “after several years in Philadelphia, and a brief sojourn in New York, I will be moving to Washington in the fall to start a job as a federal prosecutor in the fraud section of the criminal division at the Department of Justice. I’m looking forward to re-connecting with all of my Penn friends in the DC area.”

Lisa M. Patterson CGS’06 G’07 see Garrett D. Kennedy C’03 L’08.


07  Megan Madden C’07 married Mark Santangelo on June 18. Whitney Casser C’07 and Lindsay Zucker C’07 served as bridesmaids. The wedding was also attended by Samantha Di Tata C’07, Ilana Kafer C’07, Lyndsey Bunting W’07, Alice Lin C’07, Jenna Moss C’07, and Katy Kreider C’07. Megan, who recently completed a master’s in clinical nutrition, is a registered dietitian in New York. Mark, a Georgetown graduate, is pursuing a joint MBA-MIA degree at Columbia University.

Ryan Pohlman C’07 married Jonathan Miller C’05 at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia on Aug. 21, 2010. The wedding party included Elizabeth Miller C’06 and John Wilson C’05, and joining in the celebration were Jade Moore C’07, John Linnehan C’05, Paul Ferree C’05, Andrew Rennekamp C’02 M’10, and Jimmer Miller M’81. Ryan and Jonathan honeymooned in Hawaii, where they had the time of their lives. They had moved to Washington in 2007 to attend graduate school, she at the Georgetown University Law Center and he at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. They now live outside the city, where she is clerking for a judge and he works for the Department of Justice.

Denise Sarkor W’07 married Ryan Wilson in an intimate ceremony in Manhattan on June 10, followed by a wedding blessing and reception for their family and closest friends in West Orange, N.J., on June 11. Penn guests attending included Eleanor Scott C’01, Matthew Simon C’02 M’09, Daniele Bourget C’04 M’11, Chantelle Aris C’05, Joyce Pulphus C’06, Nicaila Matthews C’06, Stefon Burns W’07, Stefanie Thomas W’07, Ana Armstrong W’07, Stephanie Oduro C’07, Sophia Aladenoye C’07, Jhanelle Graham C’07, Dasanj Aberdeen W’07, Nicole Glass W’07, Jessica Simmons C’07, and Candice McLeod EAS’08 LPS’12. Ryan is a chemical engineer and Denise starts graduate school this month at Columbia University-SIPA for a master’s in international affairs; they live in Bloomfield, N.J.

08    Patrick Cozzi GEng’08 recently published his first book, 3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes, which he co-wrote. “Despite being completely burnt out,” he is now co-editing another book, “OpenGL Insights.”

09  Heather Alpino C’09 married Jeffrey Petkun EAS’09 on May 22 at Tribeca Rooftop, an event space in Manhattan. The wedding party included his father, Dr. William Petkun WG’94, best man Michael Petkun W’12, and bridesmaid Christina Sims C’09. Alumni relatives there included Emily Petkun Ast C’06 L’09 and David Petkun W’69 L’72. Penn friends included Shelley Bilsky C’77, Christine Buzzard C’10, Sara Cannon C’11, Glenwood Charles C’09, Boris Dyatkin EAS’09, Eleonora Ivanova C’09, Kevin Levy C’09, Douglas Lotz C’09, Corey McMichael C’08, Lucy Novick C’09, Susan Parnes C’80, Vikram Raja C’08, Martin Savitzky L’79, Joana Sidarov C’09, Ju Tan EAS’09, Carly Weinreb C’08, Kyle Wirshba C’09, Dan Zhou EAS’09, and Heather’s cousin Dr. Mark Taddonio GD’73 and Dr. Roger Schultz GM’85. Heather and Jeff met during the first day of New Student Orientation, after they were assigned dorms rooms next door to each other in Riepe College House. He knocked on her door looking for her roommate, but instead met his bride-to-be, who quickly became his best friend. Less than a year and a half later, the inevitable occurred, and they started dating. On a close-to-freezing night in Jan. 2010, he finally proposed. In late July, they moved from New York to Cambridge, Mass., where she commenced studies at Harvard Law School and he began working as an applications developer at Geode Capital Management.



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