George S. Toll W34 received the Varner Award from the College Fraternity Editors Association in July. He was editor of The Lion of Alpha Epsilon Pi for 25 years and he wrote a 900-page history of the fraternity, published in 1980. George had also served as executive vice president of AEP from 1946 to 1978, when he retired.
Dr. Edward B. Shils W36 G37 Gr40 L86 GL90 GrL97, the George W. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurial Studies, remains active in the Wharton school and is still teaching well beyond my emeritus retirement date, which was 1985. As the founder of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center, I am still providing an entrepreneurial flair in my seniors class in executive leadership. I did take the J.D. at the Law School in 1986 and followed that up with two advanced degrees there, an LL.M. and an S.J.D., and, in fact, have an annual Shils Lecture Series in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution there. Also, my dear wife, Shirley R. Shils CGS84 CGS90 G93, and I were able to convince our friends and family to create the Shirley and Edward B. Shils Professorship in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Law School, and they are now in the process of filling that chair. Looking forward to seeing you all at our 65th Reunion.
Kenneth G. Gertz W41 celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year with a dinner here at the Boca West Club. With me were Sonny Barnett W39, Len Black W41, Spooks Ross W41 and Alex Davis W42, and our wives. At the end of dinner we started singing Drink a Highballall of a sudden, numerous people in the dining room came over to the table, telling us their sons, or grandsons or daughters went to Penn or were students now. Soon the whole dining room was standing up while we sang Hail to the Red & Blue. We expect to be at the Reunion of the Class of 1941.
Malcolm Klein W41 in May received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the New School University in New York, where he is a trustee, for his outstanding achievement in the service of humankind as a master lithographer, humanitarian and navigator.
Lucile Miller Lynn Mu42 G50 writes that she is retired for 15 years from Loretto Heights College, Denver, but still active editing the music of my husband, George Lynn (1915-89). Recently two volumes of his sacred solos were published by Legacy Music of Broomfield, Colo.
Daniel M. Friedenberg W43 has been included in 2000 Outstanding Writers of the 20th Century, published by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, U.K. His fifth book is due out by mid-next year.
Teodoro Vidal W43, San Juan, P.R., was recognized as the Chrysler VIP of the Day on Aug. 1 by radio station WOSO-AM. His latest book, on the works of Jos» Campeche, Cuatro Puertorrique“as por Campeche, was published earlier this year. He recently donated his collection of Puerto Rican santos to the Smithsonian Institution, where it is currently on exhibit.
Jennings Hertz W48, chair of United Distributors, Inc., received in 1994 a plaque from the National Conference of Christians and Jews; in 1997 he was awarded a lifetime-achievement award for a business in the arts by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. And last August the Alliance Theatre Company of Atlanta (the largest regional theater company in the Southeast), renamed their studio theater the Hertz Stage, in honor of his contributions to Atlanta theater for more than 50 years.
Milton Gardner WEv49, a certified public accountant in the City Line section of Philadelphia, was elected president of the Golden Slipper Center for Seniors. He had served on its board since it was established in 1985, and with its parent organization, the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, for 30 years.
Howard Englander W54, a long-time enthusiast of the sport of skiing, is the managing partner of the Great Old Nordic Ski Company. After eight years of testing, were marketing the sports first tail-less ski: called the Frontrunner (www.frontrunnerski.com).
Clive B. Klatzkin W54, senior partner of Klatzkin & Co. LLP, in Hamilton, N.J., received the 1999-2000 distinguished public-service award of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was recently elected president of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Delaware Valley, and serves on the boards of Hamilton Hospital, the Boys and Girls Club of the Delaware Valley and the Greenwood House Home for the Aged.
Dr. Eugene N. Myers W54 is professor and chair of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Last May he was inducted an honorary member of the Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society of Ankara, Turkey, at the International Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Meeting held there; he presented two papers at the conference, and another in June at the 11th World Congress for Bronchoesophagology in Yokohama, Japan.
Hon. James Cacheris W55, a U.S. district judge, has been appointed chair of the Judicial Conferences Committee on Intercircuit Assignments.
Samuel D. Shechter W57 has just retired after 43 years on Wall Street. My wife, Evi Musher, retired after 25 years as director of public affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. We plan to split our time between our homes in New York and Jerusalem. Anyone passing through can reach us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Stephen C. Adamson W58 ASC63 writes, I am now entering my third year of retirement. For 33 years, I was the educational sales manager for two book distributors. I successfully completed 20 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. For my 1999 article, Autographs of Franz Schubert, I was awarded First Place Literary Award by the Universal Autograph Collectors Club through their journal, The Pen and Quill. They also published my article, Schuberts Outlook, 1827-1828.
Donald J. Biondo ME58, Cupertino, Calif., a professional engineer who is environmental-affairs manager at the Dexter Corp. in Hayward, in June received the Safety Professional of the Year Award from the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Arthur Greenberg EE58, Wayne, N.J., vice president of RS Microwave Co., was appointed chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers annual Vehicular Technology Conference, to be held in September.
Dr. James Missey G58 Gr63 retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point after 34 years teaching English; he specialized in late-Victorian and early modern literature. For the past 10 years he has also studied the Christian anarchist, Ammon Hennacy, who began his activism as a draft resistor during the First World War.
Catherine Pagano Fulde Ed59, a former English and humanities high-school teacher in Philadelphia and Sunnyvale, Calif., and owner of Bambis Hallmark Shop, e-mails that since retiring from teaching and the retail trade she has devoted the last four years to her passion for cooking. She wrote Best 50 Olive Recipes and One Dish Meals, and co-wrote The Healthy Heart Cookbook, for which she was invited by The James Beard Foundation to participate in a book-signing event at the International Fancy Food and Confection Show in New York last July. Future books include foods and meals designed to reduce stress and aid in overcoming osteoporosis. Catherine and her husband, Walter Fulde W57, have two grown children, and since his retirement, after 35 years, from the Ford Motor Companies aerospace sector, are enjoying world-wide travel with the emphasis on culinary events, wine and cooking-school tours and Le Cordon Bleu cruises.
Peter Steffian Ar59, chair of the Boston firm Steffian Bradley Architects, was elected president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Dr. Gail Hilbert McAllister Nu60 GNu62 GrN84 was recently appointed professor emerita at the College of New Jersey. She and Dr. Mary Boose Walker Nu71 GNu74 GrEd80 are two co-authors of Face to Face with Sturge-Weber Syndrome in the Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nursing (April-June 1999) and In for the Long Haul: Responses of Parents Caring for Children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Journal of Family Nursing (2000). Retired and living on the Outer Banks of N.C., Gail may be reached at <email@example.com>. She added that members of her Nursing Class got together for dinner during May Homecoming: they included Jennie Scott Demartinis Nu60 GNu65, Lois Eckhart Farris Nu60, Roberta Yenchko Fechner Nu60, Jean Kadel Nu60, Lynn Nicoll Kadel Nu60, Dr. Dorothy Meichsner Letizia Nu60 GNu70, Brenda Asher Owens Nu60 GNu63, Sue Parsell Nu60, Dr. Kathy Riffle CW58 GNu64, Pat Staub Rosania Nu60, Deborah Eisenberg Smith Nu60 and Gwen Freed Wiseman Nu60.
Robert Rosenthal W60 <Rosenthalx@aol.com>, a retired Los Angeles attorney, was elected to the board of the Resistol Relief Fund, the welfare fund of the professional bull riders. He also chairs the Cowboys & Country, Salute to the American West, dinner which benefits the Los Angeles Alzheimers Association. He and his wife, Nina, earlier this year received the 2000 Philanthropist Award of the Los Angeles Alzheimers Association.
Judith Miller Feller CW61 received a Great Teacher Award from the East Stroudsburg University Alumni Association in June. These awards are presented annually to two of its faculty members, one active and one retired, who have demonstrated superior teaching ability for at least 10 years and dedicated themselves to preparing undergraduate students for successful careers. She retired in Jan. 1999 as associate professor and government-documents librarian, after almost 30 years at East Stroudsburg; she is the first librarian to receive the award.
Ronald E. Strine W61 retired from corporate life (twice) but still enjoys working part-time. I traveled to Tanzania with my son, David, in August and together we climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,339 feet.
Dr. Harry Kissileff C62 Gr66 was honored in July by the Department of Psychology at the University of Liverpool (U.K.) when it named after him a new laboratory that is devoted to the investigation of eating behavior and disorders. He is currently a visiting professor there.
Susanne Elkins Zumbro CW62 e-mails, I have been enjoying myself since I recently retired after close to 30 years as a law librarian. My husband and I are having a wonderful time playing with our 12 grandchildren. Two of my children are also Penn grads: Paul Hahn EE/W87 and Karen Hahn Hess W85. I am living just outside of D.C. and truly would love to hear from classmates via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Idaherma Williams GFA63, a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J., had some woodblock prints included in the 58th Audubon Artists Salon of the Salamagundi Club, New York, in October.
Elaine Smith CW65 is a domestic-relations attorney in Philadelphia. Former chair of the Bar Associations family-law section, she currently chairs the custody committee. She also served on the planning panel for the Year 2000 Conference of the Family, held at Penn this month, and jointly sponsored by the University and the Philadelphia Bar.
Mark G. Yudof C65 L68 has served as president of the University of Minnesota since 1997. He teaches a freshman seminar there on students and the Constitution and recently finished the fourth edition of his co-written work, Educational Policy and the Law. His plans for the future include establishing Minnesota among the five top public universities and a trip to the Rose Bowl for the Gopher football team.
Scott W Killinger GAr66 GCP66 GFA66, an architect and urban planner, has been named principal-in-charge of the Philadelphia office of The Hillier Group Architects. He lives in Fort Washington, Pa.
Michael J. Kline W66 L69, a partner in the Lawrenceville, N.J., office of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Fox, Rothschild, OBrien & Frankel, LLP, was appointed chair of the firms corporate department in August. He lives in Cherry Hill, N.J.
C. Murray Saylor Jr. W66 WG67, a personal-finance specialist and estate planner in Atlanta, was elected vice president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants last summer; he was elected president of the Georgia chapter in the spring. His daughter, Jacquelyn Saylor C01, majors in urban studies; president of the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and a peer adviser, she recently returned from a semester abroad at the University of Sydney.
Dr. James S. Foley D67 writes that after 33 years of dentistry, Im retiring in [six] months. No Florida for meIm off to Maine. E-mail address is <email@example.com>
Jonathan Kane W67, a partner in the Berwyn, Pa., office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been named vice chair of its labor and employment law group. He joined the firm in 1998.
R. Michael Kemler C67 GL72, a health-care lawyer in Philadelphia, was named a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the countrys oldest medical-honor society. He was also appointed to the board of overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences here at Penn.
Sanford M. Sorkin W67 is president of New Instruction Inc., a technical-training organization. He lives in Upper Montclair, N.J., with Kathryn, his wife of 32 years.
Diane Burko GFA69 had her most current work featured in Pictura Lucida, an exhibition at the Art Alliance in Philadelphia in September. The show displayed works by artists-recipients of the Leeway Foundation Grants 2000.
Dennis Cohen C69 L72, chair of the tax department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen & OConnor, spoke on Reviewing the Basic Legal and Tax Structures for Deals at Fulcrums Mergers and Acquisitions Accounting and Tax Course in San Francisco in August. He serves as an adjunct professor of taxation in the Graduate School of Business at Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science).
Dorian Dale C72 e-mails that in addition to staying home and caring for my four-year-old twins, Jed and Lyla, I am the features editor for a fathering magazine. Should anyone care to share their experience or insights in this regard, feel free to contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Fred Kavalier C70 <email@example.com> is a family physician in London, where he has lived since l970. He was a journalist for five years, then went to medical school there. He writes a weekly medical column for the British national newspaper, The Independent, and teaches at University College London Medical School. He has two daughters, Rachel, who is studying medicine in Leeds, and Laura, who is in high school in London. His wife, Annabel Ferriman, is news editor of the British Medical Journal. He recently re-established an American foothold in Cape Cod.
Dr. Clark McCauley Gr70 e-mails to confirm that I continue as professor of psychology at Bryn Mawr College and as co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Department of Psychology here at Penn. (We had erroneously published his obituary in the May-June issue.)
Rabbi Arnold Rachlis C70, of the University Synagogue in Irvine, Calif., was honored with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at the June graduation exercises of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, in Wyncote, Pa. A gifted communicator with a passion for attracting disenfranchised Jews back to active Jewish life, he has hosted two long-running television talk shows and is often interviewed on national radio and television, and by The New York Times, Newsweek and Time.
Ian M. Comisky W71 L74 is a partner in the tax and fiduciary department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP. In September he chaired the panel, Financial Institutions and Money Laundering, at the 18th Annual International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge. This month he will chair the panel Crime on the Web at the 13th Annual International Conference of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society in San Antonio, Tex.
Steven Gayle C71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was elected international president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at their 66th annual meeting, his term beginning in January. ITE is a professional society of 15,000 transportation engineers and planners. Steve is executive director of the Binghamton (N.Y.) Metropolitan Transportation Study, and lives in Gilbertsville. In his other spare time he serves his community as a Scoutmaster and volunteer EMT and firefighter.
Yakov Kleiman C71 lives in the Old City of Jerusalem and teaches
Dr. Lynette Hirschman Gr72 was named chief scientist in the information-technology division of Mitre Corp.; a not-for-profit corporation that works in the public interest in partnership with the U.S. Government (www.mitre.org), it is based in Bedford, Mass. Previously the director of human-language technology, she joined the firm in 1993, from MITs Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science.
Dr. Harold Alan Pincus C72 has been appointed executive vice-chair and professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also directs the Rand health program at Pittsburgh. He serves as co-chair of the Work Group to Update the Text of DSM-IV and the Work Group on DSM-IV-PC (the primary-care version).
Dr. Arthur L. Segal C73 D77 was recently appointed scholar-in-residence by the board of Adjunta of Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, the first time in this synagogues 267-year history that this honor has been bestowed. Retired from dentistry in 1996, Arthur writes weekly theological essays that can be found at (mickveisrael.org), and he chairs the congregations Ahavath Chesed (Loving Kindness) Committee. He is also co-chair of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations regional biennial convention this month in Savannah. Arthur is chair of Penns secondary-schools committee for the Savannah and Hilton Head Island area. He and his wife, Ellen Freedman, live on Hilton Head Island, and he can be reached at <email@example.com>: All yall come down and visit.
Thomas E. Zemaitis C73 L76, a partner in the litigation department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in August was elected to the board of trustees of Philadelphias Womens Law Project; he had earlier served on the board, 1980-96.
Bert Blicher WEv74 in August was appointed executive vice president of hotel and alternative-market development for Global Digital Media.com, which provides Web access at major international airports.
Richard L. Carrion W74, chair, president and chief executive officer of Banco Popular in Puerto Rico, and of Popular, Inc., its holding company, was appointed to the board of American Home Products Corp. in July. President of the Committee for the Economic Development of Puerto Rico he is also a member of the executive committee of the Puerto Rico Banking Association and the President of BPPR Foundation. He serves on the board of Verizon and Telecommunicaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Dr. Gary A. Linton D74 placed seventh in the 2000 Veterans World Fencing Championships held in Godollo, Hungary, late August. He qualified for the United States Team in »p»e after being ranked third nationally. He and his wife, Nancy Karp Linton CW70 GEd71, live in Voorhees, N.J. They have two daughters, Julie, a junior at Duke University, and Kimberly, a sophomore at Penn, who fences on the Penn womens varsity team, where she made all-Ivy second team as a freshman.
David S. Machlowitz C74 has been named senior vice president and general counsel of Merck-Medco Managed Care, L.L.C., in Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Rabbi Daniel Nussbaum G74, dean of the School of Human Services at Springfield College (Mass.), was honored with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at the June graduation exercises of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, in Wyncote, Pa., for his contributions to Jewish life and his embodiment of Reconstructionist ideals.
Dr. William Madden Gr75, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is the new chair of the natural-sciences department at Lawrence Technological University.
Mark L. Silow C75, a partner in the Lawrenceville, N.J., office of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Fox, Rothschild, OBrien & Frankel, LLP, was appointed chair of the firms tax & estates department in August. He also serves as president of the Friends of Logan Square Foundation.
Jorge Wegbrait C75 ChE75 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was appointed plant manager at Vi-Chem Corporation in Grand Rapids, Mich., which manufactures PVC compounds for the automotive industry.
James R. Blair WEv76 <James.R.Blair.WEV76@alumni.upenn.edu> is the Reform Party candidate for Pennsylvania auditor general. The real government auditor for auditor general. Please visit my Web site at (homestead.juno.com/vote4blair) or visit (theperfectcandidate.com) and enter your zip code then press Go. Under Auditor General click on my name, and you will visit my home page. Your assistance in restoring integrity and professionalism to our state government is appreciated. Get involved: its our governmenteither love it or improve it.
Nina M. Gussack C76 GEd76, a partner in the litigation department at Pepper Hamilton LLP and chair of its health-effect litigation-practice group, was elected vice-chair of the firms executive committee in August.
Sunny Mindel SAMP76 was promoted from press secretary to communications director for New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Dr. James F. Shields GrEd76 <email@example.com> recently retired as executive director of the Delaware County (Pa.) Intermediate Unit after a 34-year career in education. I am now an educational consultant, and also serving as executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units. In May I was awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award by the Education Alumni Association of St. Josephs University.
David Unkovic C76, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul LLP and co-chair of its public-finance department, was elected president of Pennsylvania Legal Services, the principal funder and oversight agency in the state for the legal-aid programs that deliver free, civil legal services to the poor.
Walter Douglas C77 is the public-affairs officer at the U.S. embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus. My wife, Nancy, and I have two small daughters, Lacy and Elizabeth.
Susan G. Feibus C77, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Ungaretti & Harris, was elected to the board of the Illinois State Hospice Organization.
Harris M. Steinberg C78 GAr82, a principal in the Philadelphia architectural firm of Steinberg and Stevens Architects, gave a paper, entitled Towards an Architecture of Engagement, at an international architectural conference in Copenhagen, in early September. The American ambassador, himself an architect, hosted the conference that explores the role that architecture plays in the evolution of public policy. Harris also serves on the faculty of Penns Graduate School of Fine Arts where he lectures in architectural professional practice. His firm was the architect for the recently completed Trolley Car Diner on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, and has completed many projects at the Penn, including the Kelly Writers House, and is designing a multicultural center at Bryn Mawr College.
Dr. Anthony F. Verdi C78 was appointed program director of the new rehabilitation unit at Philadelphias Roxborough Memorial Hospital in September. He had previously served as program director of the transitional-care unit at Phoenixville Hospital (UPHS).
Dr. Clarissa Cheney Gr79, an associate professor of biology at Pomona College, was granted tenure in July.
Francis Gerard Curran Jr. C80, Columbus, Ohio, was recently elected a national director of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (the countrys oldest and largest Irish Roman Catholic fraternal organization). He was also re-appointed as its national Webmaster (www.aoh.com). Gerry is married to Ann Munger Sullivan and they have two children, Liam Patrick and Eilis Frances.
Dr. David Adam Newman C80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and my wife, Mali, are expecting the birth of two girls in November. I was recently elected to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Glenn B. Pfeffer M80 GM85, medical director of the San Francisco Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center and assistant clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, was re-elected secretary of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in July.
Larry Russ G80 <Lawrence.Russ.SAS80@alumni.upenn.edu> married Meredith Alix Kellman at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York on June 29. He is a patent attorney and associate at Cobrin & Gittes, a New York intellectual-property law firm, and she is a clinical social worker at the AIDS Center of Queens County; they live in Manhattan. Larry graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1992, having worked as an engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories and at Bellcore in New Jersey.
Dr. Ken Schultz W80, who received a Ph.D. in operations management from Cornell University in 1997, was recently awarded the 2000 research award at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University for his work on the behavioral effects of lean manufacturing.
Dr. Richard Fox Young Gr80 was appointed a tenured associate professor of the history of religions at Princeton Theological Seminary in August. He had served as professor of South Asian studies at Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan. Associate editor of the periodical Japanese Religions, he is working on a manuscript, Receding From Antiquity: Indian Responses to Science and Christianity on the Margins of Empire, 1834-44.
James P. Craig III G81 resigns this month as chief investment officer and director of research for Janus Funds in order to manage money for the Craig Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation with the mission to aid disadvantaged people in the Denver area. (He had joined Janus in 1983.) Married for 25 years to Rebecca Craig, a social worker, Jim said of his decision to start the foundation, We want to do something different now Ive spent half my life making money for other people to retire and send their kids to college; Im looking forward to using my skill in making money for this new pursuit.
A. Donato ChE81 <email@example.com>
was recently named a partner in K & A First Aid, LLC, a Gaithersburg,
Md., company that specializes in industrial-safety compliance and training.
He is also an associate safety professional and an American Red Cross
Earle Hager W81 <firstname.lastname@example.org> will marry Jane Luetchens, another ex-Yankee, on Nov. 18. We live in Austin with my son, Alexander, who is six; he served as the ringbearer at the wedding. I am the manager of business development for Business Technology Associates, a small consulting firm here in town. Its a little hard to root for Penn in a sea of burnt orange, but we do our best.
Susanne Mackiw GAr81 was named a principal in the Manhattan firm of Helpern Architects in August. She leads the group responsible for the building technology for restoring, renovating or recycling historic or merely older buildings.
Dr. Gill Diamond C82 <email@example.com> was recently promoted to associate professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Injury Sciences at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. After receiving my Ph.D. in genetics from Hebrew University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at CHOP, I was appointed to the faculty here at UMDNJ in 1993. I live in Short Hills, N.J., with my wife, Lisa, and our daughters, Allison (seven) and Sara (two).
Zenos Frudakis FA82 GFA83 (www.zenosfrudakis.com) has been awarded the commission to create the U.S. Air Force memorial for Arlington National Cemetery. It will be the neighboring sculpture to the Iwo Jima monument. Zenos has also been commissioned to create a life-size bronze sculpture of golf legend Payne Stewart for Pinehurst Resort, N.C., and he is completing a monumental outdoor bronze sculpture for SmithKline headquarters at 16th and Vine streets in Philadelphia, to be dedicated this fall.
Chris Gacek W82 is an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, currently focusing on wireless-telecommunications issues.
Ken Glass EAS/W82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has left Microsoft and begun angel investing, combined with strategic-marketing advice to small companies, mainly Internet start-ups. My children, Leila (12), Alex (10) and Kara (six), and my wife, Sandy, continue to love living near Seattle.
Alexander Klapwald C82 has joined Cahners Business Information as director of manufacturing operations in its Morris Plains, N.J., location. He lives in New Providence, with his wife, Marissa, and two sons, Aaron and Zachary.
Dr. Steven J. Lindauer C82 <email@example.com> has been named the Norborne Muir Professor and appointed chair of orthodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry on the Medical College of Virginia campus in Richmond.
Dr. Richard Rosenberg C82 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Michelle Kaufman, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Jared, on Aug. 17; Jake weighed 7lbs. 5oz. Richard is assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Michelle is senior vice president and portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Michael R. Stern C82 <email@example.com> would like to proudly announce my appointment as head coach of the Cheshire (Conn.) Youth Soccer League team, the Fireballs. My six-year-old son Daniel is playing for the Fireballs, and is looking forward to a breakout season. Although our first game was a 9-0 loss to the Titans, I attribute this to an older, more experienced foe (rotten-second graders). They may have cheated as well, but since I dont know much about soccer, I cant be sure. In any case, my daughter Lily (four) and wife, Patti, were not discouraged.
David S. Weiss C/W82 WG90 and his wife, Maureen Cowie, had a son, Samuel Aaron, born on June 13. They live in Atlanta with their five-year-old daughter, Sara Miranda. David is the chief financial officer of Beazer Homes USA <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Ingrid Arauco G83 Gr86, a composer, was appointed an associate professor of music at Haverford College.
Cindy Brach C83 received the DHSS Secretarys Award for Distinguished Service in May for her part in forming a public-private partnership to support a multi-million-dollar research effort to improve childrens health insurance. In September she received the Directors Award of Merit from her agency, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for fostering collaboration among researchers funded by the public-private partnership.
Andrew Dordal ME83 and Anne Rdesinski Dordal C83 recently helped Bedford County (Pa.) Habitat for Humanity complete its second home. Andrew is on its board and a construction volunteer and Anne is on the family-nurture committee. In other areas of life, he is a Six Sigma quality engineer with Veeder-Root in Altoona, Pa., and she raises their two children Christopher (seven) and Nancy (four); they live in Bedford.
Dean Papademetriou C83 is an attorney for the City of Boston and director of its property-tax exemption program for nonprofit organizations. He recently wrote Legal Issues for Nonprofit Cultural Organizations: A Primer for Lawyers and Board Members, published in September in the Boston Bar Journal. He was also part of a team that won an Excellence in City Government Award for the speedy resolution of property-tax appeals.
Steve Shoyer EAS83 and his wife, Debbie Horwitz, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Nathan, on April 22; he joins an enthusiastic older sister, Claire.
Janice E. Brooks C84, Philadelphia, reports that she and her husband, Jay A. Vogelsong, have published a book entitled The Conscious Exploration of Dreaming: Discovering How We Create and Control Our Dreams. For more information see their Web site (sites.netscape.net/jvogelsong)
Bart D. Cohen EAS/W84 <email@example.com> is a shareholder at Berger & Montague, P.C., a mid-sized Philadelphia law firm that represents plaintiffs in class actions and other complex litigation and where he specializes in antitrust cases. Bart lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., with his wife, Terri, and daughters, Marisa (three) and Maya (16 months).
Dr. Joel Kellner C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been an anesthesiologist in Colorado Springs for the last eight years. He will relocate his practice from the largest local hospital to the soon-to-be-opened Surgery Center at Printers Park, where he has been named medical director. Joel and his wife, Shelly, have two daughters, Holly (six) and Stacy (four). In early October he and classmates Mike Andreana W84, Steve Swan W84, T. Edward Games C84, Larry Lebowitz C84, Tom Skypeck C84?, Brian Henebry W84, Craig Mills C84 and Chuck Lettvin C84 took their annual autumn golf tripthis year, to Cape Cod.
Dr. Bruce L. Levine C84 <LevineBL@mail.med.upenn.edu> returned to Penn last year to join the faculty of the School of Medicine. I direct a lab at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute that manipulates patient cells as part of phase-I immunotherapy trials at the Cancer Center. My wife, Rosalee, is a pharmacist, and we have two children, Jonathan (five) and Jessica (two): Jonathan has already been to the Palestra and is a Penn basketball fan.
John S. Marshall C84 is now a staff writer for The Chris Rock Show.
Dr. Bruce Robertson C/ChE84 <email@example.com> announces that he has joined the founding team as a general partner of Global Internet Ventures, which aims to be the leading cross-border technology investor focused on India, China and the U.S. With a focus on information technology, IT-enabled services and Internet companies, the company just closed a $140-million first fund. When hes not on a 747, Bruce is enjoying life with his family, including two kids, Christian (seven) and Petra (two).
Paul Wellener ME84 was promoted in August to leader of automotive practice for the Americas for Deloitte Consulting, based in its Cleveland office.
Hollie Stamer Moscovitz W85 has been living in Israel since 1986. Married to an Israeli, she has two beautiful, bilingual children, Sharon (six) and Yarden (three). They live in a house which Hollie and her husband built in a new suburb, Shoham, part-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. She works for Ericsson Israel as marketing and sales manager for the cellular-phones division.
Lawrence M. Stratton W85 reports that his second book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice, co-authored with former assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts, has been published by Prima Publishing. Lawrence has also completed his first year as a Master of Divinity candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Tom Davies C/EAS86 has relocated to Happy Valley with his wife and two sons. Leaving behind the promises and burdens of a Boston high-tech start-up, he is now the head of architecture and construction for Amherst College, a school he didnt even consider when applying to Penn. Times change.
Philip DiDio C86 married Katarina Holm in Karleby, Finland, on July 8. Several Penn grads traveled there to to enjoy a summer weekend drenched in 24-hour daylight. Katarina is a career adviser at Columbia University SIPA, and Philip is a portfolio manager at General Motors Asset Management <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Michael A. Goldstein W86 WG91 G92 GrW93 has joined the faculty at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., as associate professor of finance. His paper, co-authored with Dr. Ken Kavajecz (of the Wharton School), Eighths, Sixteenths and Market Depth: Changes in Tick Size and Liquidity Provision on the NYSE, was published in the Journal of Financial Economics (April). Michaels bio is published in Marquis Whos Who in America.
Dean Grayson C86 and his wife, Devorah, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter named Ellie, on June 12. Both parents now understand what all their friends meant when they referred to sleep deprivation. When Im not doting on the baby, I am busy working in Washington as corporate counsel at Avaya Inc., a recent spin-off from Lucent Technologies <email@example.com>.
Sheri Kapel Herzberg EAS86 e-mails that Michelle Herzberg was a year old at the end of July. She and her sister, Arielle, 3 1/2 years old, are looking forward to Homecoming this month. Arielle has now learned The Red and Blue and plans to sing it with her mom. All is well since I came back to work last October from maternity leave. I am selling pumps to the chemical industry for a manufacturers rep firm; I work from my home in Wynnewood. I am looking forward to Homecoming and seeing lots of familiar faces.
Maurice M. Lefkort W86 and his wife, Faith Steinman Lefkort, were blessed with the arrival of their son, Jared Benjamin, on Dec. 27, 1999. Maurice is a partner in the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher specializing in the formation and financing of Internet companies and complex corporate restructurings; Faith recently retired from her position as a vice president with Goldman Sachs & Co. in order to spend time with Jared.
Josh Neiman C86 <firstname.lastname@example.org> returned to Washington, after graduating, and worked as a lobbyist in the labor movement. I attended Georgetown Law Schools evening division, graduating with honors in 1990. Now, I am a recovering lawyer working as development director for Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, a Baltimore-based real estate development and construction company specializing in smart growth and urban revitalization. I live in Baltimore with my wife, Anita Kassof, and my two children, Sophie (five) and Daniel (two).
Eric W. Roberts W86 has joined Lehman Brothers in New York as managing director and co-head of its global-healthcare investment-banking group. He had spent 11 years at Warburg Dillon Read.
Monica Sanders Embery C87 and husband, Richard J. Embery, are tickled pink to announce the birth of their third daughter, Sarah Jill, on July 31. She joins sisters Allyssa Christine (six) and Elizabeth Marie (four). Id love to hear from fellow classmates, especially cheerleading alumni; e-mail me at <email@example.com>.
Kevin Goldberg W87 is COO of Imagistic Media Studios Inc., a full-service, media design, production and consulting company (www.imagistic.com), based in Venice, Calif.
Kenneth M. Gorenberg C87 was elected partner in the Chicago law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. He focuses his practice on commercial and criminal insurance coverage and product-liability litigation.
Adam Gray EAS/W87 was promoted to executive vice president in charge of strategic development and concept services at Metromedia Restaurant Group; based in Plano, Tex., the company operates and franchises the Bennigans, Steak & Ale, Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse restaurants.
Wayne A. Hazle EAS87 founded Jaguar Films of Burbank, Calif., in 1998. Currently he is doing research on the Korean comfort women of the Second World War, and has written a series of graphic novels with the new, action-adventure character, Jeremiah Taylor, due to be published soon.
Dr. Mindy Feller Maggid C87 G87, Steve Maggid, and big sister Zoey welcome with love Jacob Feller Maggid, who was born on May 24. We are living in Potomac, Md., and would love to hear from old friends <SteveandMindy@peoplepc.com>.
Dr. Michael J. Morgan GNu87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was appointed an honorary visiting professor of medical and surgical nursing at Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University) in Chennai, Madras, India. He also joins the faculty at Wayne State University this fall.
Luise Z. Moskowitz C87 CGS98 and her husband, Kevin J. Lawrence, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, David Constantine Lawrence, born Nov. 6, 1999. After six years working in the arts in Philadelphia, including a turn as director of media relations for Pennsylvania Ballet, Luise returned to Penn where she is director of communications for the College of General Studies. She also returned to Penn as a student, earning a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 1998; her thesis paper, The Islamic Presence in Medieval Sicily and Southern Italy, was truly a labor of love. Please be in touch at <email@example.com>.
Federico Del Priore C88 <Federico.Del.Priore.firstname.lastname@example.org> is an associate with Richard Dattner & Partners Architects PC in New York. Of interest is that I am currently the project architect for the Universitys new David S. Pottruck Health & Fitness Center adjacent to Gimbel Gymnasium. I reside in Ossining, N.Y., with my wife, Doris J. Moreno W88, and our two children.
Harry Friedberg C88 and Jennifer Goldstein GPU95 got engaged in Paris this May and have the good old red and blue to thank: Rob Zimmerman C88 worked with Jennifer in New York, and decided to play matchmaker for his old college friend Harry, who was just returning from a six-year stint in Asia. While Rob takes most of the credit, good old-fashioned chemistry has something to do with it for sure. The wedding is set for May, in Philadelphia, and a trip down memory lane (otherwise known as Locust Walk) is sure to be in order. We can be reached at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org> and would love to hear whats new with our old Penn classmates.
Stephen Gavel C88, director and senior vice president of the Ceres Foundation, Inc., was elected to the board of The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina. He lives in Yemassee, just outside of Beaufort.
Dr. Susannah Heschel Gr88 <Heschel@Dartmouth.edu> is the Eli Black Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. I am wondering if any alumni might have a used doctoral gown and cap that I might purchase.
Ingrid Hubler C88 will marry Daniel Laub on Nov. 18. She is an account director at M/K Advertising Partners, an agency specializing in entertainment clients, and he is a manager in interactive marketing at AOL. They live in New York.
Marc Levy W88 has joined Sanford M. Sorkin W67 at New Instruction Inc., a technical-training organization. As director of the newly-formed public-seminar division, Marc will offer classes on topics such as Systems Testing and Quality Assurance Techniques, Testing Web-based Software and Fundamentals of Telecommunications. Sandy lives in Upper Montclair, N.J., with Kathryn, his wife of 32 years. Marc lives in Morristown, with his wife, Phyllis, son, Ryan, and daughter, Sage. They can both be reached at (www.newinstruction.com).
Dr. Jeff Livingston C88 and his wife, Michele, announce the birth of our baby boy, Jacob Landon Livingston, on June 7 at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 8lbs. 14 ozs. I recently obtained my board certification in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and I am practicing with a four-man single specialty group, with a new office here in Vero Beach. Best wishes to all of my friends.
Jeffrey Serota W88 <email@example.com> recently participated in the 2000 Eco-Challenge in Sabah, Borneo. Who would have guessed it? One of the premier adventure races in the world, it covers 350 miles non-stop over 7-12 days in a variety of athletic disciplines (canoeing, sailing, caving, mountain biking, trekking, navigation, etc). When not stressing his body and mind to its limits in the outdoors, Jeff works at Ares Management, an institutional private-money manager. He has been living in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for the last 10 years.
Monica Ann Toback C88 is proud to announce that she has opened a domestic-relations and family-law litigation practice in Atlanta. She received her law degree in 1993 from Vanderbilt University where she was a semi-finalist in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition. Monica is a co-president of the Greater Atlanta Hadassah Attorneys Counsel. She and her brother, Jeffrey M. Toback W95, recently had the honor of presenting their nephew, Jordan Lane Kassanoff, at his brit milah in Dallas.
Robyn Voshardt C88 and her husband, Sven Humphrey, were invited by independent curator Mark Ormond C76 to exhibit collaborative photography work in the 2000 Sarasota Biennial at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. The exhibition featured contemporary art by artists working throughout Florida, including Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and John Chamberlain, and was on show till Nov. 5.
Jennifer Dehm FitzGibbons Nu89 <Fitz6257@yahoo.com> and her husband, Jerome, have relocated to Bloomfield, N.J. She works as an adult nurse practitioner specializing in womens health. They have a one-year-old daughter, Mary, and would love to hear from old classmates, especially those in the NYC area.
Scott Glickman C89, his wife, Marcia Glickman, and their children, Hannah (six), Sarah (four) and Tali (two), are pleased to announce the birth of Noah Benjamin on June 19. The family is still living in Singapore, where Scott is general manager of Combustor Airmotive Services, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore Airlines. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Brad S. Kalter C89 <Brad.Kalter@cottonstates.com> was appointed corporate counsel at Cotton States Insurance Group, a multi-line insurer operating in 10 Southeastern states. He and his wife, Julie, have two beautiful children, Joshua (four) and Samantha (two).
Doug Kremer C89 married Trudy Baker in May. Living and working in Atlanta, he develops Internet sites and she does public relations.
Dr. James G. McGann G89 GCP89 Gr91, an expert on the role of public-policy research organizations in developing and transitional countries, addressed members of parliament, the media and representatives of civil society in Latvia and Estonia at a series of policy forums this summer, organized by the Soros Foundation. His presentation served as the catalyst for the creation of independent public-policy think tanks in the Baltic region.
Warren Thune C89 <email@example.com> was named a vice president of Mercer Management Consulting last spring. Working in the MercerDigital group which does Internet strategy for both start-ups and large incumbents, he is currently working on creating a new B2B exchange in the retail space, as well as helping a large incumbent OEM focus its numerous Internet initiatives into a cohesive strategy.
Eric N. Coffey C90 <ecbean@mindspring .com> received a Master of Science in Public Policy degree from Georgia Tech in May. I have since left Atlanta and moved out to San Francisco. I recently took a job withyesa dot-com, called Telephia. My position is marketing manager.
Alex Feldman C90 e-mails from Singapore just a quick note to let you know that the beta version of the B2Bcast Web site has launched. It has been a busy five months work, but the team has really come together to produce something we are proud of. The site has over 50 hours of webcasts including our first completely original series, Asian Voices with Peter Church. By coming to the site you can hear and see talks from such noted speakers as Chinas Premier Zhu Rongji, former U.K. Prime Minister John Major, Intels CEO Craig Barrett, Computer Associates chair and CEO Charles Wang, Acers chair and CEO Stan Shih, and many more. You can check it out at (www.b2bcast.com): I would greatly appreciate your comments, suggestions and initial reactions to our service and site; we hope to improve our offerings in the months to come and your feedback will be helpful in this effort.
Phyllis Hurwitz Marcus C90 and Jonathan Marcus joyfully announce the birth of Nora Juliet, on June 14. Nora joins big sister Anna, who is two. Phyllis returned this fall to her position as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commissions Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she prosecutes civil fraud and deception.
Lara Simmons Nichols C90 and her husband, Steve, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Simmons Nichols, on June 15. They live in Charlotte, N.C., with their pug dog, Sully. After Penn, Lara attended law school at the University of North Carolina, and is an attorney with Duke Energy Corporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Steve is an architect with Dickerson Architecture.
Dr. Alvin Ong C90 GM99, an orthopaedic surgeon, has joined the Rothman Institute of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and sees patients at its office in Egg Harbor, N.J. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Eric Restuccia C90 and his wife, Nancy, are pleased to announce the birth of their fifth child, Vincent, who was born on Aug. 23. He joins his siblings, Dominic (six), Maria (five), Margaret (three) and Anna (one). Eric is an assistant prosecuting attorney working in his third year for the Wayne County Prosecutors Office in Detroit. He and his wife are enjoying family life.
Stefanie Fleischer Seldin C90 and her husband, Alex Seldin L92, and their son, Max, who was born Oct. 17, 1999, recently moved to Brookline, Mass. Stefanie is the policy analyst for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, and Alex is an associate with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo.
Dr. Anthony Chung C91 and Angela Ponzini C91 welcomed their second child, Alexander Noah, on April 26. Two-year-old sister, Meghan, is quite thrilled about her new playmate. Anthony had completed a anesthesiology residency at Stanford, and recently a fellowship in operating-room management. He has accepted a position with the Ventura Anesthesia Medical Group and began his position in July at Community Memorial Hospital. Adding to this busy year was the purchase of their first home, in Ventura, Calif. Contact Anthony at <email@example.com> and Angela at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Dr. Rich Cross C91 and Julie Saul Cross C91 are still in San Antonio for one more year as I am completing my residency in psychiatry. Julie is working from home doing strategic planning and marketing consulting, and raising our son, Benjamin, who was born May 6, 1999. We welcome e-mails from old friends <email@example.com>.
Melissa B. Jacoby C91 L94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> completed a clerkship with Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell CW69, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and has joined the faculty of Temple University School of Law as an assistant professor of law.
Jane Jacknewitz-Woolard GNu91 <JaneANPNP@aol.com> and her husband, Jud, celebrated the birth of their second child, Jackson, on June 10; sister Cecilia is 4 l/2 years old. I am a pediatric and family nurse practitioner at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Tex.
Lynn Marx Jordan C91 and Rich Giangiordano Jordan C91 announce the birth of a son, David Samuel, on July 11; he joins his sister, Sarah, now two years old <email@example.com>.
Sterling Lapinski W91 and Amy Moskowitz-Lapinski C91 welcomed a daughter, Lindsey Sue, on Christmas Day 1999. They recently left Houston and headed to Louisville where Sterling has founded a new business in the energy industry. Amy is adjusting to her new country life <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Pam Wachter McAfee C91 <email@example.com> has left the practice of law to manage McAfee VentureSouth, LLC, a small investment company. I am also acting as director of business development for Metagenix, Inc., a software company in the Research Triangle Park, N.C., specializing in enterprise data management.
Keith Rakow C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is still enjoying life in Southern California. I joined TelePacific Communications, a Los Angeles-based pre-IPO telecom startup founded by David Glickman W87. I have been named product-development manager, responsible for the DSL and VoDSL service line initiatives.
Christina Lauchlan Sarabia C91 and Xavier Sarabia are the proud parents of Roberto Rolando Sarabia. Born on July 5, weighing 8lbs. 4oz and 20.5 inches long, he is baby brother to Elena and Alejandro.
Lauren Shaham C91 and her husband, Ariel Winter, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ilana Miriam, on Aug. 20 Lauren is employed by Ogilvy & Company in Washington <email@example.com> and lives in Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Andy Burrows C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the MD-PhD neuroscience program since graduating from Penn. The dissertation research was about the pathophysiology of nystagmus and abnormal visual tracking in animal models of strabismus. Im almost done with the program and planning to pursue residency training in ophthalmology.
Tom Gordon C92 <Thomas.M.Gordon.C92@alumni.upenn.edu> recently became engaged to the lovely Victoria Wei. We are planning a May 2002 wedding. I am living in the Washington area, where I am associate counsel at HALT, a national legal-reform organization.
Rabbi Margery L. Jacobs C92 graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, in Wyncote, Pa., in June. She is rabbi-educator at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, Calif.
Dr. Mikhail S. Lyubansky C92 has joined the faculty of Kenyon College in Ohio as an assistant professor of psychology. His areas of interest include clinical psychology, and cross-cultural and ethnic diversity.
Carla Mayo Meell C92 moved to Berwyn, Pa., in July and we are really enjoying being back on the Main Line. I am currently [late August] getting my 4 1/2 year old, Stephanie, ready for pre-kindergarten and am looking forward to spending some good one-on-one time with my 2 1/2 year old, Rachel, once school starts. I got a real kick out of seeing Penn alums Michael Feinberg C91 and Harold Ford C92 at the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, respectively. Penn movers and shakers are everywhere, arent they?
Damon H. Young C92 and his wife, Angela, had a baby boy, Coleman Stage Young, on June 23. It is a joy watching Cole grow and change on a daily basis. There is nothing like being a parent. In mid-August Damon left Mayo Clinic Scottsdale in Arizona to join WebMD as a national account executive. He and his family live in Phoenix, and he looks forward to hearing from classmates and other Penn friends <email@example.com>.
Joshua Berger C93 has joined the Washington office of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky LLP. An associate in its litigation group, he focuses on bankruptcy and creditors rights. Previously, he was an associate with the Cleveland office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP.
Walter Dawson C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> received his MBA in finance from Clark Atlanta University on July 29.
Christine Lutton Foster C93 and David Foster EAS93 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Foster, on June 8; she weighed 8lbs. 7oz., and was 20 1/2 inches. The Fosters live in Mountain View, Calif.; David is the intellectual-property counsel for Novalux, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up that makes semiconductor lasers for telecommunications, and Christine is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer.
Tara Friend Goldstein C/W93 and her husband, David, had a baby girl on June 9. Her name is Lindsay Taylor. Mother, father and baby are doing fine.
Samantha Pozner Hickman C93 and Andrew Hickman W93 are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Miller Rayne Hickman, on June 27.
Marcello Marrone C93 <email@example.com> e-mails, I am currently living in Stockholm with my wife, Nina. She gave birth to our first child, Vanessa Linn Marrone, on July 5. Vanessa is a constant source of joy to us. I have just been offered partnership in a language-services company called Better Business International (www.bbi.cc) and I am very excited about it.
Brian C. Newberry C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and his wife, Beth, had our second child, Liam Stuart Newberry, on May 30. Thus far, big sister Diane has been a big help.
Allyson Wagner Sonenshine C93 and Coby Sonenshine C/W92 are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Solomon Wagner Sonenshine, on Fathers Day (June 18), as well as their move from Los Angeles to Newport Beach. Allyson is a litigation associate with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen <email@example.com>, and Coby is president of professional services for EquiCo, an investment bank.
Lt. David Sorich EAS93 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who completed 30 months onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72, has been transferred to Naval Activities, London, where he is assistant supply officer and is attending the London Business Schools executive MBA program.
Michael Yang W93 married Grace Chung W94 at the Thomas Fogarty Vineyards in Woodside, Calif., on July 3. The wedding party included Kathy An W94, Lauren Franklin W94, Krista Kaur W94, Dave Wallace EAS93, Colin Foley C93 and Leon Kuan EAS/W92 WG98. Other alumni attending included Lissa Guttman C94, Consuelo Santiago C94 L97, Dave Pashman C94, Boris Kaplan C94 and Jo-Anne Garrido Kaplan C94, Jaspaul Singh C94, Chris Van Beke C93, Sam Wetherill C93, Dave Vernon W93 and Pamela Day Vernon C93, John Paul Christen W92, Irma Goyal WG97 and Mai Mai Tsai WG98. Grace and Michael live in Menlo Park, Calif., where she is director of venture capital for E*Trade and he works for an Internet start-up, FireDrop, in its business-development group.
Dr. Kimberly D. Acquaviva C94 SW95 Gr00 has had a busy year. In a period of three months, I defended my doctoral dissertation, two days before my wedding to partner Kimberly McGannon, graduated with my Ph.D., bought a house, and was promoted to director of research for The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, the largest non-profit hospice in the world. Kim and I live in St. Petersburg, Fla., with our two yellow labs and are looking forward to starting a family soon. Feel free to drop me an e-mail <email@example.com>; Id love to hear from old friends or fellow Chi-Os.
Eric Barker C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> closed a movie deal with Revolution Studios, and was featured in the Sept. 14 issue of Variety.
Suzanne Berman C94 <email@example.com> married Robert Gardos W94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> in Manhasset, N.Y., on May 27. Love and thanks to all our Penn friends who traveled near and far to celebrate with us.
Robert C. Bohorad W94 <email@example.com> was engaged to Nicole C. Cinnamon C97 in April. Nicole and I live together in New York; our wedding is set for May.
Dr. Hilary Goldsmith Bowers C94 graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and started my residency in pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in June. My husband, Peter Bowers, is busy looking for jobs in the biotech world. We are living in Santa Monica, Calif., three blocks from the beach and are adjusting to the concept of sun after so many years in Seattle. Please drop us a line if you are in the area <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Raj Chinai C/W94 and Priti Choksi C95 ushered in the millennium by tying the knot this January in Bombay. The 600-person wedding was attended by Rajs sister, Radhika Chinai C99, and cousins, Madhav Mirani EAS/W94 and Hemal Mirani Thakore G97 WG97. Hemal and her husband, Paritosh Thakore W88, flew in from Hong Kong to attend the wedding. Friends Sanjay Ruia W94, Atul Ruia EAS/W93 and Abhiraj Choksey EAS/W99 also attended. After their honeymoon in Bali, Priti and Raj partied it up with Nitin Sibal EAS/W94 and his wife, Bharti, in Singapore. Back home in San Francisco, Priti is a senior director of corporate development at eSCENE Networks, a streaming media ASP <email@example.com>, and Raj is a strategist at Scient Corporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>. They would love to hear from their Penn friends, especially those who are living in or will be visiting San Francisco.
Rosanna DeFeo-Pollack Nu94 GNu97 <email@example.com> e-mails, The past three years have really brought many changes in my lifeall wonderful. I have continued to work at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, currently a nurse practitioner in the neuro-oncology department, and I could not ask for a more rewarding career. In April I married my best friend, Steven Pollack, a very successful CPA. In attendance were Steven DeMott W93 and Helen Larose DeMott Nu94, Philip Forlano C93, Dana Lynch C94 GEd95, Connie Di Domenico Nu94 GNu99 and Dr. Scott Pollack Gr99. We are now enjoying our new home and look forward to starting a family of future Penn students.
David Katz W94, since relocating to Los Angeles from New York, has served as head of strategic planning and interactive ventures for CBS Television, responsible for interactive-television initiatives, business development and CBS Entertainments Internet sites. I recently created and oversaw the Web sites for the popular reality programs Survivor and Big Brother.
Omar Khan C94 G94 e-mails that Busy is the word. The most major news is that my wife, Salwa, and I are expecting our first child in February. We are spending quite a bit of time in the Vermont home we bought last summer. Were in a rural part of the Northeast, so if any friends want to drop in for some great views (summer) or great skiing (winter), e-mail me. We [traveled] this summer for work, plus some vacation, to South AsiaIndia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. My e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the same as before.
Dr. Richard Leit C94 received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American University in Washington in August. He and his wife, Jaclyn Israel Leit C93, live in New York, where he now works with children, adolescents and families in a mental-health clinic.
Asha Bhatiani Scielzo C95 and Henry Andrew Scielzo W95 celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They remain in close contact with the many Penn friends and family who attended their wedding: Roopa Bhatiani EAS97 (Ashas sister), Nicholas Scielzo W64 (Drews father and the best man), Karyn Peiser C95 (maid of honor) and Dr. Laura Koweek C95 (bridesmaid). The guests included Karen Klinger Kauffman W95, Jeremy Kuris EAS95, Sushrut Shah C95, Todd Saxon W95, Staci White EAS95 and Jamie Towey C96 G96. Asha and Drew live in Atlanta; she is a corporate attorney with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and he is a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. They can be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Jane C. Sung C94 and Tom Andrzejewski C94 GEd99 would like to announce their wedding that took place in Horsham, Pa., on July 1. Penn grads in the wedding party included the maid of honor and sister of the bride, Tina Sung CGS97, Tanya Thampi C94, Wang Chen EAS/W95 GEng95 and William Han C94. Also present on the sunny and beautiful day were Sally Munemitsu C93 G00 WG00, Judy Tieh C94, Ruby Shiau C94, Nihir Shah C/W94, Jun Jin C94, Richard Wolfe W94, Sandor Hau W94, Mark Lenker C94, Matt Brosenne C94, Matt Sharron C95, Eric Stern CGS99, Danielle Kane C94, Dr. Sumantra Sen Gr97, Dr. Aimee Edinger V96 Gr99, Trevor Hoffman Gr01, Carol Rozmiarek C91, Melisa Auerbach GEd99 and David Son GEd99. Jane is currently a pastry chef at Susanna Foos in Philadelphia, while Tom teaches social studies and English at Wissahickon High School in Ambler. A great thanks to everyone who participated.
Timothy Valuk EAS/W94 e-mails that the year 2000 has provided two milestones for my family. First, I was promoted to vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York; second, my wife, Bernadette McCausland, and I just had our first child, Joshua Timothy, born on Aug. 9. He weighed in at 9lbs. 5ozs. and was 22 inches long.
Woody Anderson C/W95 and Francesca Anderson announce the birth of their son, Woodrow, on April 26. The family lives in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where Woody works for Arthur Andersen in its business-consulting division <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Adam S. Cohen C95 married Dalia Litay Cohen in Tel Aviv on June 28. Among the attendees were several alumni, including Mark Sherman C95 and his fianc»e Rachel Goldenberg C95, Andrew Mathias W95 (who sent in this note), Tina Veneri C/W94, Josh Senders C95, Talia Kohorn C97, Doug Spear C95, Darren Swidler C95 and Marc Saiontz W95. After hosting a tour of Jerusalem, the newlyweds took off for a honeymoon in Africa.
Lauren Simmons Feldman C95 married Dr. Craig Feldman at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck, N.Y., on Sept. 16. Alumni present included Laurens parents, Sandra Kantrowitz Simmons G71 and Dr. Howard S. Simmons D72, and Craigs sister, Tracy Feldman WG99. Other alumni attending were bridesmaids Dr. Carin Endzweig C96 and Kara Fishbein Goldman C96, and Steven Goldman W95, Brian Feldman C95, Jordana Harris C97 L00, Hayley Rosenman C96, Erik Gershwind W93, Lauren Lazare C96, Wendy Perlmutter C95, Sarah Kotler C95, Deborah Kaplan Omansky C76 and Michael Omansky W74, Dr. Sheldon E Winik D72 and Dr. Herman Stein C58 M62.
Aron Greenberg C95 e-mails that Beth Popp C95 recently celebrated her 25th birthday, with her fianc», Dan Berman C95, Diana Scopelletti C95, Bill Ravdin C94, Dave Mays EAS95, Jen Lewis C95, and a very nice waitress from Louisiana. Grace Lee C95, Matt Bass C95 L99 and Beth Montgomery Bass Nu94 were not in attendance.
Daniel S. Hurwitz C95 is now living in Los Angeles, where I work as a professional television/video editor. I will be married on Dec. 17 to Shelley Gershon, a third-year law student at UCLA Law. Among my groomsmen will be David Kury C95, currently working in L.A. as a digital animator. Also attending the wedding will be Debra Pickett C95 G95, David Greenman C95, Herbert Greenman C95, Stacey Sarfatti C96, as well as Dr. Ephraim Shulman C65, Daniels uncle.
Lucy Oh C95 <email@example.com> e-mails that after working in East Timor for the World Bank, she has moved back to Vancouver to be with her fianc», Dr. Richard Cook. Now director of public relations for eZuz.com, she is busy planning her wedding scheduled for January: many Penn alumni are expected to come.
Kathleen B. Torlucci CGS95 <KBTorlucci@aol.com> is president of KTW Consulting Techniques, Inc., located in Marlton, N.J.; it is a business consulting firm specializing in the call-center environment.
Jenifer Wana C95 is a marketing manager at In Style magazine in New York. When she hosted the public-access television show, Asian American Spotlight, she interviewed a woman diagnosed with leukemia, and learned of the shortage of Asian American bone-marrow donors; so she began to encourage people to be tested for bone-marrow matches at a Chinatown clinic. This and mentoring inner-city Asian youth and founding the New York chapter of the Thai Young Professionals Association, led in June to her receiving Time Warners Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award, for employees active in community service.
Tiffani Whittaker C95 <Twhittaker@renocavanaugh.com> was recently engaged to Raymond Millien, and they will marry in Hartford, Conn., on May 26. She is an attorney with Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, an affordable-housing firm in Washington; Ray is a patent attorney with the D.C. law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox.
Martha Benbow C96 moved from my hometown, Winston-Salem, N.C., where I have been a paralegal with Kilpatrick Stockton for 1.5 years, to Chapel Hill [and entered] UNC law this fall.
Steven Ebert C96 GPU98 L00 is moving to New York to practice law.
Jane Allison Havsy C96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has returned to print journalism after over a year with a dot-com. A sports reporter at the Daily Record in Morris County, N.J., she is also a freelance writer and editor. And she lives in Jersey City, just across the Hudson from Manhattan, and would love to hear from old friends.
Nancy Harrison Lascher C96 <email@example.com> married Michael Lascher C96 at her parents home in Southampton, N.Y., on July 22. Daughter of Shelley Danien Harrison C64 Ed65 and Gilbert Harrison W62 L65, Nancy is the sister of Edward Harrison C89 WG94, Robin Harrison Kaplan C91 and Jeffrey Kaplan W87, and the grand-niece of Dr. Eugene Bass GD63. The bridal party included Molly Morse C96, Monica Sindone C96, Jacqueline Mandelbaum Weidman C96, Dana Czuczka C96, Diana Leibert C96, Wendy Blank Chaikin C98 and Lee Chaikin W95, Daniel Abrutyn C96 and Benjamin Abrams C96. Many of wedding guests were Penn graduates and the bride and groom entered the reception to the march of Fight on Pennsylvania.
Mandelbaum C96 and Peter Weidman W96 were married in Los
Angeles on July 2 by Rabbi David Wolpe C81. Jacqueline and Peter
currently live and work in
Michael T. Upshur C96 married long-time girlfriend, Nia M. Patton, in Sicklerville, N.J., on Aug. 26. Among the guests were Kendrick Cox W96 and Keli Frazier W99. This will also be sharing the announcement that they are expecting a child in the spring. The young family will continue to reside in northern Delaware until they locate a home in Philadelphia to rent. If you would like to contact Michael, please feel free to e-mail him anytime <Michael_ T_Upshur@Vanguard.com>.
Wanchai Yiamsamatha GL96 has been made partner in Baker & McKenzie in Bangkok.
Dr. Audrey Greenstein Adkins V97 e-mails that after being accidently submitted to the obituary section, it seems appropriate to not only let everyone know Im alive, but how I am: Im practicing small animal medicine in Dover, Del. We had our first child on March 18, Calvin Alan Adkins.
Erika Broslat Benfield Nu97 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Dennis Allen Benfield Jr., in Jacksonville, Fla., on March 11. Many good friends were there to share in the special day including bridesmaids Elizabeth Bakalar C97, Sameera Hafiz C97 and Amy Keiller Nu97. Also attending were Maureen Burke Nu97, Anna Graciano Nu97, Jamie Green Nu97 and Erin Crowley Nu97. We cant express how much it meant to us to have you all there. Thank you. Both Erika and Allen are Navy nurses, currently serving in Micronesia at Naval Hospital Guam.
Matt Gerber W97 and Denise Tiedeman C99 are happy to announce that they are engaged. The wedding will take place in May at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia; Ed Fonte C98 will be best man. Matt can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Joel Hankin C97 and Michelle Bornstein Hankin W97 are happy to report they have relocated to New York. He recently graduated George Washington University Law School with honors, and is an associate with Kelley, Drye & Warren. She traded in the life of a consultant for the world of advertising, and is now working at Bates USA.
Rita A. Jablonski GNu97 is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia. She was recently awarded a National Research Services Award grant for her Level-1 proposal, Elder Transfer from Nursing Home to Emergency Department.
Masayuki Nagatake WG97 has started to lead Jupiter Communications Japan as general manager from June. I had been an analyst (vice president) of e-commerce with Goldman Sachs (Japan) after graduating, and now I am starting-up this Japanese entity of worldwide authority of Internet research, Jupiter Communications (www.jup.com).
Rebecca Waranch Rothman C97 married Dr. Joshua Rothman at Beth Tfiloh Synagogue in Baltimore on June 18. She is the daughter of Deborah and Jeffrey Waranch C67. Penn friends in the wedding were bridesmaids Elana Harris C96 and Rachael Fried C97, and best man Jonathan Stock-Mayo C93, and many other Penn friends attended. Rebecca completed her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Virginia, where Josh received his Ph.D. in history. They now live in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he is an assistant professor of history and she is working for Ward Scott Veron Architects, Inc.
Miranda K. Salomon C97 L03 and Larry Pearson L00 are happy to announce their engagement. He is an associate in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and she recently left her position as director of communications of The Union League of Philadelphia to enter Penns Law School. They plan to marry in the summer of 2002.
Rachel Mann C98 married Jeremy Scheinberg EAS96 at the Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, Long Island, on July 2. Beatrice Williams C98 (who sent in this note) and Jennifer Feldman C98 were bridesmaids and Kenny Margulies C96 was a groomsman. Other alumni at the wedding included Allison Feldman C98, Jennifer Barten Eas98, Asima Panigrahi C98, Scott Ruddy C98, Leo Medalla EAS98, Will Kraft C96 and Steve Leitzell C96 L99.
David F. Nathanson C98 has been named director of broadband strategy for Fox Cable Networks Group. Previously he was director of marketing for News Corporation.
Rachael Bondi C99 married Douglas Zinser W98 in Conshohocken, Pa., on Nov. 25, 1999. He is a financial analyst for Glenthorne Capital in Philadelphia, and she is a real estate analyst for GMAC Commercial Mortgage in Horsham.
Marc Edelman W99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> left the New England Consulting Group in July to pursue a JD/MBA in sports management at the University of Michigan. Currently in his first year of law school, he is also developing the marketing plan for Michigan womens basketball. He sends everyone his best and pledges his allegiance is still with the Quakers.
Donald Monson C99 is pleased to announce his marriage to Sara Cala of Lugano, Switzerland, on Aug. 12 there. They live in Munich, where he works as a research associate for Siemens Venture Capital and can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Andrea Ortbals Patton L99 married Richard Patton WG99 in St. Louis on Oct. 9. Alumni at the celebration included Patricia Perez L96, Jeannette Pina L99 and Nicholas Frelinghuysen WG99.
Jeanne C. Poole G99 was promoted to director of global human-resource management at the PQ Corporation, the worldwide chemical company based in Valley Forge, Pa. She and her husband live in West Chester.
Drew Osler Wightman C99 married Brad Wightman in Wellesley, Mass., on June 30. Penn bridesmaids included Jennifer White C99 and maid of honor Jacky Flood C99. Drew and Brad currently live in Providence, R.I., where she is a teacher at Providence Country Day and he is vice president at Navis Partners (formerly Fleet Equity).