50 Anarg (Ed) Z. Frangos ME50 GME51 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, On July 16, three of us from the Class of 1950 Towne met for lunch and a mini-reunion. It was great to get together with Russ Sherman MtE50 and Dick Denison ME50. It was the first in some years, but the next one wont be too long in coming.
Dr. Lionel Wyld G50 Gr59 is a former department head of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., and a director of the Navy League of the United States, Newport Council. Last spring he graduated, with a certificate, from Cumberland Countys citizen police academy.
53 Arthur R. G. Solmssen L53 writes that his 1975 book, The Comfort Letter, has been reissued in paperback (Scott & Perry). This gripping novel about a Philadelphia lawyers troubles with his biggest corporate client, and the accountants, has been recommended reading for law students. It explains the stories behind the headlines; whenever a big business deal closes, the outside accountants must give written comfort, by assuring everybody that nothing very bad has happened since the financial statements were published.
55 Michael Winokur Ar55 writes, I have retired to New Mexico. My biggest project now is following the career of daughter Marissa Jaret Winokur, who won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (Hairspray). She is now in production, both starring and executive producer, of an ABC family movie entitled Beautiful Girl, with Fran Dresher, and she will soon be going into production of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Carol Burnett, for ABC Movie of the Week.
56 R. Franklin Brown Jr. C56 writes that he and Margaret W. Brown, son and widow respectively of Penn cartoonist Robert F. (Bo) Brown Sr. C28 L31, recently donated a significant quantity of the late humorists work to the University Archives. Included were his covers and illustrations from Mask & Wig programs dating back to the 1940s, as well as the one from the Chris Crosses production (1946) he authored. In addition were many of his covers and cartoons from Penns Franklin Field Illustrated football programs and Philadelphia Eagles programs. The collection also contained many of his Professor Quagmire cartoons and covers from The Pennsylvania Gazette [March/April 2002, A Chronicle of Campus Changes Through One Absent Mind]. His other material included magazine covers, illustrations for hospital and other fundraising campaigns, artwork done specifically for the Friars Senior Society, miscellaneous Penn-related art, some general cartoons, and 14 original drawings. Biographical information, on both his professional life and his long-standing relation with the University, supplements the art.
Myerson Shrager Ed60
is a professional artist who was a founding member of Art Forms Gallery
Manayunk, a Philadelphia artist-run gallery, where she served as director
for eight years. Some of her digital art is now part of the Museum
of Computer Art, and has been included in a textbook on art to be
published by Harcourt Press. She recently donated A Wonderful Life,
an exhibition of 17 of her
63 Dr. Mitchell D. Ginsberg C63 writes that the second, revised edition of his two-volume book, The Inner Palace: Mirrors of Psychospirituality in Divine and Sacred Wisdom-Traditions, was published in August. It investigates wisdom traditions from around the world and the sacred realities they reveal. It interweaves philosophy, phenomenology of religion, history of ideas, psychology of spirituality, and transpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Robert C. Solomon C63, the Quincy Lee Professor of Philosophy and Business and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote the foreword. More about the book may be read, including reviews by various scholars, at the publishers Web site (www.bluedolphinpublishing.com/Palace.htm). For more on my own background, visit (www.geocities.com/jinavamsa).
67 Bruce Finsilver W67 announces that his second one-man show of oil paintings, The Body Electric, will be on view at the Del Gallery in Lathrup Village, Mich., in November. His paintings can also be seen on his Web site (www.finsilver.net/art_gallery).
Howard S. Freedlander C67 <email@example.com> in late May was named deputy treasurer for external affairs for the state of Maryland. After serving more than 21 years with the Military Department of Maryland, including stints as executive officer and director of public affairs and legislative liaison, I now am in a position that entails staff oversight of all large expenditures for commodities and services used by state agencies. The procurement and contract world, while new and still mystifying to me after nearly four months, nonetheless is fascinating and challenging. I am fortunate to work for a person widely respected in the state capital for her reasoned, intelligent and low-key approach to sometimes complicated, politically charged issues. I feel buoyed by the realization that, at the ripe old age of 57, I could change careers and succeed so far in opening my mind to hitherto unfamiliar areas of government. I love public service and look forward to working several more years in Annapolis.
Edward B. Weinberg W67 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who practices law in Louisville, Ky., recently was elected chair of The Home of the Innocents, a medical and residence facility sheltering and caring for abandoned, abused, neglected, and medically fragile children. Founded in 1880, the Home recently completed a successful $25-million capital campaign and moved into its new 20-acre Childrens Village campus in Louisville.
68 Constance Bille CW68 <email@example.com> e-mails, My son, William M. Hayes GAr01, has been teaching in Penns architecture program since graduating in 2001. He accompanied his design-studio students to Beijing last spring. He is with the Philadelphia architecture firm Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell.
Michael R. Levy W68, founder and publisher of Texas Monthly, in September received the University of Missouri School of Journalisms Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.
Dr. Harry Rosen W68 was presented in June with the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching at Baruch College, CUNY, and was cited for his concern for students and his innovations that brought reality to the classroom. For the past six years he has served as chair of management in Baruchs Zicklin School of Business. He notes, The Department is the largest, and most diverse, academic department of management in the country, with 40 full-time faculty, and 25 part-time appointments each semester; it includes divisions of organizational behavior, operations management, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.
Faith Johnson Schonfeld CW68, a senior vice president with ABN AMRO N.V., writes that in August she returned to Chicago after five years living and working in Amsterdam. I love and miss Amsterdam, but am delighted to be in the same time zone(s) as family and friends and be able to attend my first Trustees Council of Penn Women meeting in five years this November.
Jim Talens EE68 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that he is now entering a new career: real estate agent in Northern Virginia. He notes that his engineering background at Penn does actually help on occasion, though admittedly not as much as the JD from Temple!
Charles S. Fiedler W69 in September joined the law firm of Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott LLP as a partner in its Los Angeles office, where he works primarily with the firms healthcare-practice group. Previously he was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP, focused on healthcare, corporate, and securities law, and M&A.
Hon. Richard B. Teitelman C69, a judge of the Missouri Supreme Court, in September was honored by the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired with its lifetime achievement award. He is the first legally blind judge to serve on Missouris highest court, having been appointed in February 2002.
70 Dr. Gregory Harris C70 <email@example.com> e-mailed in early September, After 20 years in the Boston area (many years as a senior software technical writer, mainly in the defense industry), in the fall of 1996, I moved back to my hometown of Binghamton, N.Y., to help care for my elderly parents. My father passed away on Aug. 17: my mother will be 89 on Oct. 29. I am currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Services at Broome Community College, teaching child development and Introduction to Psychology. I would enjoy hearing from College 1970 classmates, especially the boys from ATO.
Robert C. Hubbell W70 has been appointed to the new position of national director of internal communications for KPMG LLP, the professional-services firm. He previously was a partner and managing director of communications at Andersen Worldwide, CEO of an international-communications consultancy, and an adjunct professor of business at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
71 Ian M. Comisky W71 L74 is a partner in the commercial-litigation group of Blank Rome LLP, practicing in its Philadelphia and Boca Raton, Fla., offices. He participated in the workshop, Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Financial Institutions and Punishment under the Patriot Act, at the 21st Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, held in September at the University of Cambridge.
Robert Hallock W71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I recently became corporate vice president at Medifast, Inc., which manufactures weight-loss meal-replacement products and provides medically supervised weight-loss programs. In addition, I am active as a mentor to inner-city youth and highly recommend this to my fellow alumni who have had the privilege of a great education. Mentoring makes a huge positive impact on children who need our encouragement and exposure to a better life, and it is a tremendously rewarding experience. I live happily in Baltimore with my wife, Fritzi Kolker Hallock C83 W83, and our children, Steve (21), Amanda (nine), and Charlie (three).
72 Robert Aibel C72 ASC76 Gr84 is owner-director of Moderne Galley in Philadelphia; through Jan. 17, the gallery is holding an exhibition and sale of works by the prominent 20th-century Japanese-American master craftsman, George Nakashima.
Peter Korn C72, Rockport, Maine, who founded the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship there 10 years ago, conducts classes throughout the year teaching people how to make furniture. He wrote Working With Wood: the Basics of Craftsmanship.
Joel Grossman C72 <email@example.com> e-mails, After 25 years of litigating matters, both as inside and outside counsel, I am hanging up my suit of armor and becoming a mediator. I will be focusing on entertainment and employment-related disputes. I will be associating with the mediation firm ADR Services, Inc., in Los Angeles, and would love to help fellow alumni resolve disputes without the cost and risk of trial.
Dr. Hilary D. Sigmon NEd72 CGS73 has changed positions at the National Institutes of Health. She has moved to the Center for Scientific Review to be scientific-review administrator of the international-collaborative programs special-emphasis panel, which reviews grant applications related to infectious diseases for the Fogarty International Center. She had been a program director of extramural programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research at the NIH. She then became an assistant director of clinical nursing at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, before moving to the Washington Hospital Center to be nursing director of its medical shock-trauma acute-resuscitation unit. She earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed postdoctoral work in biochemistry from the Walter Reed Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute. Hilary lives in Chevy Chase, Md., with her husband, Andy Goldstein C72, whom she met at Penn. They have two sons: Adam is a sophomore at Penn and Brian, a high-school junior, is this year studying Spanish in Zaragoza, Spain.
Nathan Sturman C72 G75 has spent 23 years living, teaching, and researching in Japan, South Korea, and China. He has now settled in the Naples, Fla., area, and is planning to semi-retire there with his family. He recently joined the faculty of Edison Community College at its Collier County campus, teaching standard Mandarin Chinese and English as Second Language. Although some people may think Chinese and the East Asian languages are difficult to learn, he said the learning experience varies with individuals, and with the language: For native English speakers, Mandarin Chinese is relatively easy to acquire, compared to Japanese. Southern dialects of Chinese are easier and Cantonese is somewhat more difficult than Mandarin.
Dr. Nancy Valentine GNu72 is vice president, national nursing executive for medical strategy and health policy, at CIGNA Health-Care in Hartford, Conn. She was recently admitted, as the first nurse, to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. President-elect of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, she is a founding member and past-president of the Foundation of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Since graduation, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington. I have loved the diversity of my nursing career, which has taken me into every sector, public and private, governmental, academic, and now corporate. I look forward to working many years more: there are so many challenges in healthcare, and nursing is emerging as key to improving the system of care in the U.S. I would love to get an update on the whereabouts of my other 12 classmates; please let me know where you are and what your are doing <Nancy.Valentine@cigna.com>.
REUNION YEAR 2004
74 Donald Goecks W74 writes that he is traveling occasionally, but mostly just toiling away as controller for a midtown-Manhattan traders association, the Bond Market Association. I just returned from an eye-opening vacation to West Africa to visit my daughter, Tara M. Goecks C01, who is a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. She is not only getting along famously and harmoniously in her remote village, but even seems to have earned the admiration of her fellow villagers.
Susan Kramer Feinberg CW74 G76 writes, My daughter, Abbie, is entering Penn as a member of the Class of 2007. I am attending law school at Pace in the night program, expecting to graduate in December 2004. By day I am a high-yield analyst at a hedge fund in New York.
Dr. David Pennes C74 writes, Ive now relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich., after 14 years in Indianapolis. When not fishing, biking, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors, Im a subspecialist radiologist in breast imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, in private practice.
David H. Wollins W74, managing partner of Wollins & Hellman, P.C. advises that he has recently received training as a mediator and plans to expand his law practice of winning for clients through trial or negotiation, to include offering mediation services. After five years of being the soccer coach for his daughter, Alexandra (nine), he has retired. He is now passing baseball skills onto his son, David Jr. (five). David Sr. invites all of his Penn colleagues to visit him at his new address, 120 Fairfax Street in Denver, (303) 733-5601, and help drink his extensive wine collection. Finally, he reports that the love of his life, his wife, Leslie B. Lilly, and he recently enjoyed their 14th wedding anniversary.
75 Dr. Carolyn Becker CW75 has been elected to a four-year term as the first vice president for physicians in practice of the Endocrine Society; it is the largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. In 2001 she left private practice to join the metabolic-bone unit at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where she also serves as associate director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center. Carolyn lives in northern Westchester County with Dr. Jane Petro, her partner of 17 years.
Louis S. Ederer W75 was recently appointed senior intellectual-property partner in the New York office of Torys LLP, the U.S.ñCanadian business law firm. He joined the firm from Gursky & Ederer, where he was a founding member and head of its IP litigation and prosecution practice. While there he represented high-profile apparel companies, and tried several major trademark infringement and counterfeiting cases, establishing new law in several instances; and he represented major alcoholic beverage companies in franchise and distributor-relations disputes.
Judith F. Helzner G75 in July was appointed director of the population and reproductive-health program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago; she joined the foundation in July last year. Previously she was director of sexual and reproductive health for its Western hemisphere region with the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
James R. Kahn C75, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Margolis Edelstein, was recently named chair of Jewish Family and Childrens Service of Greater Philadelphia; he previously served as board secretary and vice-chair.
76David A. Gross C76 and Elizabeth (Betsy) Gifford Gross W76 had a fun and exhausting time helping their son, Robbie, move into the Quad as a freshman engineering student. During move-in day they saw Eric Scoblionko C76 GEd76, who was helping his freshman son, Seth, move in, as well as Lisa Allen Le Fort C76 GEd87 and Jack Le Fort C76, who were helping their freshman, Bryce. To cope with their empty nest, David continues to be busy as a U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, while Betsy works as an accountant involved with a growing antitrust and transportation law firm in Washington.
Roz Horn Schaffer SW76 writes, I am director of human resources for Complete HealthCare Resources, a firm that owns, manages, and provides consultative services in the long-term-care industry. I have written articles on avoiding harassment and discrimination liability that have been published in professional journals, and I have been active with the Komen Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. My husband, Charlie, son, Evan (20), and I live in Glenside, Pa.
77 David Chanko W77 writes, This past summer I became the business manager of the Buckeye (Ariz.) Union High School District. My wife, Joni, our two children, Daniel and Ariel, coming up fast on 17 and 13, respectively, and I make our home in Carefree.
78 Eric Parnes W78 writes, I have relocated from New York to California. I have spent my entire career since graduating with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP. I worked in their Los Angeles office from 1978 to 1994, transferred to New York 1994-2003, and have now transferred back to the West Coast, to its Orange County office, as a partner in the assurance and business-advisory services practice. I live in San Clemente with my wife, Terise, and two children, Jordan (12) and McKenna (nine).
Dr. Philip Randall Eckman C79, who maintains a general practice in Kennett Square, Pa., received in July a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has three children, Philip Jr., Bryan, and Christine.
82 Dr. Maria Pavlis Glasser EE82 is pleased to announce the birth of Anna Katherine Glasser on Sept. 23, 2002; she joined big brothers Philip (seven) and David (three). I continue to practice cardiology (part-time), specializing in diagnostic imaging, interpreting nuclear stress tests and echocardiograms. I love cardiologyespecially with my new hours!but still have my first love, engineering, and wonder if Ill get back to it before Im through. Would love to hear from fellow alumni at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
David S. Weiss C82 W82 WG90 <email@example.com> has retired as CFO of Beazer Homes USA, Inc., to spend more time with his family and pursue interests outside of finance. He can now be found as class parent and soccer coach for his nine-year old daughter, Sara. He has also joined the board of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Maureen Cowie, and Sara, and Sam (three).
83 Dr. Edward S. Beck GrEd83, director of the Susquehanna Institute (www.susquehanna-institute.com), is founding president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (www.spme.net), a grass-roots faculty organization with over 400 members at 175 institutions worldwide, including Penn, dedicated to promoting Israels right to exist within safe and secure borders at peace with her neighbors, and to address the rising incidents of what Harvard President Lawrence Summers has called The New Anti-Semitism on college campuses. Students and faculty may join for free by sending an e-mail to <ScholarsforPeace@aol.com> with the word Join, in the subject header. For further information contact Dr. Ed Beck (717) 545-5500, 624 Sandra Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17109.
Lisa Learner GFA83, a professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., will exhibit in the show, Teaching the New Realism: Mentors and ProtÈgÈs, at the Vose Gallery in Boston. Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth will participate also. Lisa continues to exhibit at the David David Gallery in Philadelphia, and her artwork was recently selected to hang in the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Dean Papademetriou C83 compiled and edited The Golden Anthology: the Writings of John C. Papademetriou, a Greek-American Soldier in Korea (1947-1951), published this year (www.SomersetHallPress.com). Dean wrote, An illuminating glimpse into a pivotal but little known time in American history, before and during the Korean War. In his short life, John C. Papademetriou experienced the horror of internment in a World War II labor camp in Greece, the excitement of starting a new life as an immigrant in the United States, and the idealism and patriotism of serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he was killed in action in 1951.
N. Thatcher Scharpf C84 wrote in July, My wife, Donna, and I finished 10 months of Estonian-language training in Washington in June and headed to Tallinn, Estonia, for three years, with our daughter, Nathalie (six), and son, Holden (four).
Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer C84 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a cardiologist who recently moved to Madison, Wis., to become director of heart failure at the University of Wisconsin. She is married to Kurt Saupe and the mother of two children, Geneva (five) and Peter (two).
85 Dan Barrett C85 has published his fourth computer book, Linux Security Cookbook, with OReilly & Associates. He and his family live in Boston, where he is a senior technology manager at VistaPrint (www.vistaprint.com).
Joe Bouvier C85 and Anna Spruill Bouvier C86 joyously celebrated the birth of identical-twin daughters, Caroline Nicole and Olivia Jane, on Aug. 2. Joe is a partner at Mattioni, Ltd., a civil-litigation law firm based in Philadelphia, and Anna teaches special-education students at the Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Maj. William Bender C85 <email@example.com>, U.S. Army Special Forces, recently took command of the Special Operations Recruiting Company. He and his wife, Helen, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace, on 12 June.
Steven S. Fox L85 <firstname.lastname@example.org> in August released a book, 10 Days of Hell and Heroes, co-authored with fellow Buffalonian Gary Kadow, chronicling Garys experiences on Sept. 11 and for the next 10 days while serving both in Gov. Patakis bunker, as a government liaison for the American Red Cross, and at Ground Zero as an Episcopal chaplain, helping provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of rescue workers. The book contains all of Garys 31 photos of Ground Zero, which are part of the permanent Sept. 11 exhibit at the Library of Congress and the National Archives. For more information, go to (HellandHeroes.com).
Dr. Steven E. McKenzie Gr85 M85 is professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Thomas Jefferson University. In July he was appointed to the new position of vice president for science policy and technology transfer there; he continues his clinical and research activities at the foundation.
Jay A. Rosenberg C85 e-mails, I am happy to report that last year I married Dr. Lilli B. Link in an intimate ceremony attended by Robert Cherry W84 and Chuck Block C85. Lilli and I live in Manhattan. This year I formed an investment-management firm, Arrival Capital, and would love to hear from old friends at <email@example.com>.
Peter Stelian W85 e-mails, After working at LaSalle Partners for 11 years, I left in 1999 to start an e-commerce company, OurHouse.com, with three other partners. We convinced Ace Hardware to outsource their online strategy to us and subsequently raised $125 million in VC funding. Sadly, we wound up selling the business to Amazon in December 2001. I then started a merchant bank with a real estate focus, Blue Vista Capital Partners, with one of my former LaSalle colleagues, and we are now up to eight employees. In fact, we recently raised capital for Gary Chodes W85 and his management team who are building a nationwide litigation-funding platform. When Im not working, Im coaching the soccer team of my six-year-old twins, Bianca and Indigo. I look forward to hearing from old classmates at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
87 Eric Dubiner C87 <email@example.com> e-mails, Our second son, Samuel Henry, showed up on Sept. 27, 2002. Ben, who is four, has been a great big brother. We are still in Westwood, Mass. On the professional side, I am a program manager with OpenPages, a company focused on helping companies with their corporate-governance and risk-management issues.
Dr. Carolyn Gideon W87 e-mails, In June I completed my Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. In the fall I began a tenure track position at the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as assistant professor of international communications and technology policy. I live on the North Shore, with my husband, Mark Friedman, and our daughters Elise (seven) and Dora (two).
E. Gottfried W87 writes, In June I co-hosted a lunch for President
George W. Bush
Andrew Lutz W87 see Amy Fisher Lutz C92.
Michael D. Stein EE87 see Jennifer Rand Stein C89.
Jan A. T. van Amerongen Jr. C87 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Kathryn and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son Schuyler Andrew Taets on June 12. They are both doing great, and big brothers Jan and Christian are loving their new baby.
Steve Ware C87 and Kitty Smith Ware C87 have relocated to Lawrence, Kan. He has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as a professor of law. Joining them are A.J. (seven), and Spencer (one). Kitty left the advertising industry a couple of years ago, and looks forward to continuing her role as a full-time mom in Kansas.
88 Andrew Goodman C88 <email@example.com> e-mails, Ive moved back to the East Coast after eight years in San Francisco and have started my own business in Cambridge, Mass. Pier Associates offers project-management services to companies that choose the type, duration, and level of services for a successful launch (www.pierassociates.com). Im enjoying life back in the Northeast where I can spend more time with family and old Penn friends with whom Ive reconnected.
Amy Siegel Mauser C88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Fred and I were thrilled to welcome our third daughter, Hillary Danielle, on June 24. She joins big sisters Rebecca and Callie, who will be six and four this fall. When Im not too busy with mothering, I am working as a realtor in Wellington, Fla., with Coldwell Bankerrelocation or retirement home anyone?
Maj. Brendan Reilly C88 departed in August on a six-month deployment with the 13th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard ships of the USS Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group.
John Velis C88 <email@example.com> has moved to London, where he has taken up a position as a senior global-investment strategist at HSBC Bank plc. Prior to this move, he was in Milan for five years as chief economist and global-investment strategist at Nextra Asset Management.
Janet Bielen Cutler C89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> was recently honored as Teacher of the Year at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, Calif., where she teaches mathematics.
Art Gravanis C89 writes, My wife, Caroline, and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our son, Edward Nicholas, born on Feb. 13. Teddy joins his proud big sisters, Margaret (eight) and Holly (seven). I work for A. G. Edwards, the investment firm, as associate vice president in the wealth-management group located in Southport, Conn.
David J. Katz C89 and Sheri Katz announce the birth of their second child, Evan Jake, on Jan. 14. He joins four-year-old big brother Adam. David is a founder and partner of Rocaton Investment Advisors, an institutional investment-advisory firm. Sheri is an attorney at Allegient Systems. The family lives in Westport, Conn., and can be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Greg McGuirk EAS89 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Meredith Ringler on July 26 in her parents backyard in Chicago. The wedding day was amazing and the honeymoon in Ireland was spectacular, including the six rounds of golf. She was definitely worth waiting for! We live in Chicago. I am a general manger for Valspar Corporation and she is a clerk for the Illinois Supreme Court.
Dr. Felicia Faye McMahon G89 Gr92, Tully, N.Y., is an instructor in anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and and a research associate in its program on the analysis and resolution of conflicts. She was recently named acquisitions editor for Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, published by the New York Folklore Society.
Jennifer Rand Stein C89 and Michael D. Stein EE87 belatedly but joyously announce the birth of their daughter, Stephanie Eliezra, on January 9, 2002. She joined big brother Jason Harry, who is three years old. Jennifer continues to enjoy her second career as a stay-at-home mom, and Michael is a partner with the intellectual-property law firm Staas & Halsey LLP in Washington. The family now lives in Chevy Chase, Md.
Lori Weir W89 and Brig Henderson C88, who married in July 2001, are thrilled to report the birth of Shoshana on June 20, 2003. Brig is a pilot at JetBlue and Lori manages the FX group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
90 Dr. Richard J. Bleicher C90 e-mails, Last year I was appointed chief surgical-oncology fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Recently I was hired by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation to develop their breast-cancer program, where I started in August as an attending in its Department of Surgery. As such, I have just packed up and moved from Santa Monica to San Francisco.
Dr. Geoffrey A. Brock G90 Gr96 is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. He writes that he won the Translation Award from the PEN Center in Los Angeles for his Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950 by Cesare Pavese (Copper Canyon Press). In 1999 the Academy of American Poets awarded him their Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship for his work on Cesare Paveses poetry. The resulting volume was Disaffections, which the judges say is an exemplary volume for attending to various qualities integral to Paveses poetry. As a poet-translator, Brock has brought Paveses poems to English without a loss of defining rhythm and meaning, and with an attention that indicates the translators profound understanding of another writers poetics. Geoffreys translations of French and Italian poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and New Letters. His own poetry appears in Poetry, Paris Review, Hudson Review, Southern Review, and New England Review; the college text Writing Poems; and anthologies, including New Voices and Poets Against the War. Based in San Francisco, he is a member of the board of the American Literary Translators Association.
James Celentano C90 <email@example.com> became president and managing partner of Hudson Gain Corporation, the executive-search and leadership-consulting firm, earlier this year. He joined the company after spending nearly a decade at Korn/Ferry International.
Etan Diamond C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Judy and I are happy to report that our son, Aviezer Raphael, was born on June 18 in Toronto. His brother, Eli, and sister, Shira, have thus far been very loving and gentle with their new sibling. June also brought the publication of my second book, Souls of the City: Religion and the Search for Community in Postwar America (Indiana University Press), which was the product of five years of research in Indianapolis.
Craig S. Gittleman EAS90 e-mails, My wife, Stacy, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Toby Hershel, on Sept. 3; he was 8 lbs., 3 oz., and 21.5 inches. Toby joins big sister Jolie (six) and big brother Nathan (four). We live in Rochester,N.Y., and I am working as a senior research engineer in General Motors fuel-cell program. So when my kids ask me what I do at work all day, I tell them Daddy is trying to save the world! Id love to hear from old friends at <email@example.com>.
Steven Kobre C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that in May he left his position as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He and a colleague from the U.S. Attorneys Office started their own firm in New York, Kobre & Kim LLP, which focuses on white-collar criminal defense, civil litigation, representation before regulatory agencies such as the SEC and NASD, and asset-forfeiture proceedings.
D. Brian Krier EAS90 W90 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Patricia, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Maximilian Menza Krier, on July 10. He joins older sister Rachel, who was born in 2001.
Lysandra Maxim C90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mailed in late July, I recently joined JPMorgan Chase as a vice president in their personal-financial-services area, and am loving it. I saw my sister, Lauren Van Wazer EAS85, who had just returned from a month-long trip to Geneva with the FCC, where she was serving as acting chief counsel for a time, along with my brother-in-law, Thomas Van Wazer W81, who is a partner with Sidley & Austin in Washington. I share my apartment with five great pets, one of whom looks a lot like my dog, Desi, that many of you remember from College days. I would love to hear news from everyone.
Travis Richardson C90 was recently elected to the executive committee and as director of region VII of the National Bar Association. He is immediate past-chair of the NBA young-lawyers division.
91 Brian Crowner C91 and Katherine Chuko Crowner C92 <email@example.com> e-mail, We are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Kira Magnolia, on July 12. Maggie would love to meet any of Mom and Dads old friends, so if youre ever in Penn Valley, Pa., look us up.
Ezra Glenn C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails that he has changed jobs: in July he became director of economic development for the City of Somerville, Mass. His wife, Melissa Haber, recently completed a childrens novel, The Heroic Adventure of Hercules Amsterdam, published by Dutton Childrens Books in the summer; it is being favorably received, with a starred review from Publishers Weekly. They live in Somerville, with their three children, Mehitabel (five), Linus (two), and Tobit (two).
Shu-Chi Huang EE91 and Yann Souillard W91 are happy to announce their wedding on June 15 in the Costa Brava, Spain. Among the guests were Karen Lim-Fat W91, Jacques Ip-Yam EE91 GEE92, and Evangeline Wang MtE92. Shu-Chi and Yann have been living in London for the past five years, and may be contacted at <email@example.com>.
Sarah Berger Jones C91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Patrick Jones, proudly announce the birth of their son, Ethan David, and daughter, Aislinn Moira, on May 16. Big brothers Liam (four) and Aidan (two) are thrilled to have the twins home. Sarah is a neonatal intensive care nurse in the Chicago area and would love to hear from other classmates, especially Alpha Phi sorority sisters.
Jenny Libien C91 <email@example.com> and her husband, Richard Goodwin, are pleased to announce the arrival of a very special little girl: Molly Elizabeth Goodwin was born on April 11, at 2:51 a.m. EDT, weighing at 4 lbs. 13 oz. (a little early but perfectly perfect). She and her proud parents live in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She has already met many alumni, including her first visitor, Grandpa Mike Libien W56, Abby Aronson C91 (fresh from her stint in Australia), Stephanie Weinstein Casper C91, Loren Noveck C91, Christine Shin C90, Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS91 and Kuo Bianchini Tong C89, and Janice Lin C91 W91. Molly also attended the beautiful wedding of Dr. Kim Morel C91 on April 26.
Heather Hertzske Riley C91 G95 writes, My husband and I moved back to the Philadelphia area in September 2002, after stints in New York, Washington, and Chicago, as a result of my husbands job with the Department of Homeland Security. We are thrilled to have come full circle, since we both call Philadelphia home. As well, our parents are so happy, since we brought with us our baby, Carolina Maeve, who was born in May of that year. Our three-year-old son, Liam, has learned The Red and Blue and is anxiously awaiting the football season.
Kelly Flannery Sahler C91 L94 and her husband, Mark, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cian John, on July 7. Cian joins his barely older brother, Conall Flynn, who was born last year on June 23. Kelly is an editor and reporter for the Fulton County Daily Report, the legal newspaper in Atlanta, and Mark is the sales manager for a Chicago-based architectural firm that specializes in the hospitality industry. Kellys e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Christine Turner White C91 <email@example.com> e-mails, Its been almost a year since my husband, Colin, and I have returned to the East Coast after spending almost five years in the San Francisco Bay area. We are finally settling down back here in the Boston area with the purchase of a great house in Wakefield. I am still enjoying my work at BEA Systems, driving revenue with strategic-systems-integration partners. Still keeping in touch with a few Penn friends in the New York area and would love to hear from any of the old transfer crowd, so drop me an e-mail with your whereabouts.
92 Elise Abrutyn Barish W92 and her husband, Brian, proudly announce the birth of identical triplets Ava Rose, Serena Lane, and Lola Day on May 8. With two-year-old big brother Austin Benjamin, we have a very full house in Denver.
Jason Cole W92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, This July I completed my first cycling century, riding 105 miles in 81/2 hours, with a 2000 ft. climb to the summit of Mount Wachussett (Mass.) in the middle. There were approximately 500 riders on this ride, and it was a rush to be in the middle of that crowd going 20 mph. By mile 65, I was ready to go home, but I held on to the end, where my family was waiting with balloons and signs on the van to congratulate me. By the time I was done with the ride, I never wanted to see my bike againnot that I could sit on it anymore, anyway. A week later though, I was itching to get back on the road, so I expect Ill do another century next year, if I can make the schedule work.
Kurt Ekert W92 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Sam, gave birth to our second red-headed child, Cole Conrad, on March 30. Cole is doing well, as is big sister Julia, who celebrates her third birthday on Oct. 5. I recently moved from vice president of strategy for Cendants travel-distribution-services division to another position within the company as COO of Travelport Corporate Solutions (travelport.com). As Travelport is based in Seattle, we are in the process of relocating there from New Jersey.
Adam Groothuis C92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My wife, Denise, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of Benjamin Russell Groothuis and Brandon Spencer Groothuis on June 14. They join their big brother Justin at our home in West Harrison, N.Y.
Sebasti·n LetemendÌa WG92 writes, I recently published a book on architecture and urbanism on the city of Buenos Aires, where I live. Buenos Aires: El Escenario Urbano (Buenos Aires: the Urban Stage) is a photographic essay, fully bilingual, for readers interested in architecture and urbanism, photography, and Latin America and Argentina. Buenos Aires is undoubtedly a major city in the region, and one acknowledged for its outstanding beauty. The book has received positive criticism from highly regarded architects, [and is available] at Amazon.
Amy Fisher Lutz C92 <email@example.com> and Andrew Lutz W87 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hilary Rachel, on May 13. Although she was born nine weeks prematurely, Hilary is now home and under the enthusiastic, if somewhat haphazard, care of older sibs Jonah (four) and Erika (two).
Jacqueline D. Reses W92 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Matthew B. Apfel L90 <email@example.com> e-mail, We are happy to announce the birth of Emilia Daisy Reses Apfel on Sept. 4 at 8:24 p.m.; she weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz.
Rachel Solar-Tuttle C92 L95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, Ive been so busy since I caught up with many of you at Reunion. While writing an article for Appeal on why women leave law firms, I found that time management and creating key connections are of critical importance for women. As a result, a friend and I (both former lawyers) co-authored a new book called Table Talk: The Savvy Girls Alternative to Networking (www.tabletalkbooks.com). Im in the midst of several other projects now, and [in early August] my husband, Matt, and I are also expecting our first child, who should arrive from Korea any day! Would love to get e-mail from classmates, and Im looking forward to catching up with many of you at weddings this fall.
Karen Stamm C92 <email@example.com> married Eli Gottlieb on May 10 in Darien, Conn. They work in New York, and are looking forward to moving into their new fixer-upper home in Brooklyn.
93 Craig Bitman C93 and Judy Weinstock Bitman C94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jonah Luke Bitman. He was born on April 5, weighing 7 lbs., 4 oz., and measuring 20 1/2 inches.
David Black C93 e-mails, My wife, Arlene, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, Mitchell Harris Black, on July 5 at 9:14 a.m.; he was 7 lbs. 5.6 oz., and 19 1/2 inches. Everyone is doing wonderfully at home in Edgewater, N.J. We can be reached at <email@example.com>.
Andrew Chao MtE93 W96 see Dr. Amy May Jean C96.
Kysha Harris W93 e-mails, After 10 years of working in the music, film and advertising industries I have channeled my Wharton entrepreneurial spirit and created a food shopping, prepping, and cooking service for busy urban professionals, called SCHOP! SCHOP!, which offers weekly and dinner-party service in New York. Please contact us at <SCHOP@ideas2opportunities.com> for menus and information.
Chrissy Bass Hofbeck C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and her husband, Keith, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Christine, on Aug. 4. She joins big brothers, Andrew (four) and Mike (two). Life is good.
Joyce Brown Ippolito C93 <email@example.com> and Dr. Joseph Ippolito C90 Gr95 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Lee, on April 18. Joyce does editorial and production work at Yale University Press and freelances for other scholarly presses, including Penn, and Joe is a research scientist at Rib-X, a start-up biotech company in New Haven.
Rick Kline C93 W93 see Karen Keating Kline C95.
Audra Bernstein Sapherstein C93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Michael Sapherstein on April 6 in New City, N.Y. Alumni who attended the happy event included Cindy Dauber Anapolsky W93 and Jeffrey Anapolsky C93 W93, Jackie Einstein Astrof C93 and Josh Astrof C93 W93, Sherry Gilman Blumberg W93 and Peter Blumberg L97, Valerie Broadwin C93, Richard Gorelick C93, Allyson Haber Handler C93 and David Handler C93, Allison Volk Isaacman C93, Eric Rosenberg C93, Phil Rotgin W63, Rhonda Ebert Schnipper C92 L95 and Eric Schnipper C90, Jody Sheinbaum C93, Sharon Toback Slotkin C93 and David Slotkin W92, and Stephanie Teicher C93. Audra and Michael live in northern New Jersey; she works in medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and he is an attorney with MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Internet arm of major-league baseball.
Candace Cape Cavalier C94 <email@example.com> e-mails that she is very happy to announce her marriage to Andrew Lawrence Falkenstein, a wonderful man and brilliant architectI am biased. The wedding took place on July 13, a beautiful Sunday, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. A large Penn contingent attended, including Helen Rosenfeld C94 and Asheesh Advani W94, Elizabeth Kopple C94 WG99 and Chuck Gilman W92, Guy Raviv C94, Courtney Banks C96, Kyle Johnson C90, Alison Kris Nu96, Seth Bienstock C97 W97, David Leinwand W53, Arthur Bilger W75, Susan Siegel C79, Laurie Leinwand Gildan W82, Stephen Hershaft EAS88, and Janet Leinwand Bein C89. Candace would like to thank Helen and Elizabeth for all their support during the wedding planning process. Candace and Andrew live in Brookline, Mass. Lastly, she is also excited to announce that this fall she began serving as an adjunct professor, teaching American Court Systems. See you soon at next years 10th Reunion!
Shelly Bruxvoort Fang C94 <mbfangyahoo.com> and her husband, Henry Fang, live in Stamford, Conn., with their two sons, Ethan (born Jan. 1, 2001) and George (Dec. 13, 2002). Shelly works at GE Asset Management, where she is responsible for product development.
Dr. Jennifer N. Forshey C94 D97 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, has completed the combined Harvard oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital, and Childrens Hospital of Boston. She is engaged to her high-school sweetheart, Michael Pierce, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who is completing an MBA at Yale University; their wedding is planned for the summer.
Bill Gray C94 and Jennifer Gray celebrated the birth of their daughter Sabrina Elise Gray, on July 22; present in Cincinnati to see the baby was Billy Joseph Roberts W94. Sabrina comes from a long line of Quakers. She is the first grandchild for William H. Gray III Hon88 and great-grandchild of the late Dr. William H. Gray Jr. Gr42.
Laurie Stalberg Gigliotti C94 <email@example.com> married Aaron Gigliotti on Aug. 23. The wedding took place at the Gigliotti family compound in Santa Monica, Calif., and included a martini ice luge, a fabulous DJ, and many alumni: Jennifer Zeller W94, Rishon Blumberg W94, Daleet Zighelboim Spector C94, Amie Steir C94, Rachel Greene C94, Hillary Rush C95, as well as Lauries father, Dr. John Stalberg C66, and her aunt Roberta Helmer Macdonald Stalberg CW72 and uncle Dr. Chris Stalberg C70. Aaron and Laurie enjoyed a glorious honeymoon on Hawaiis Big Island; they live on Manhattans Upper East Side.
Amy Lynn Sykes C94 married Peter Harris Dosik on Aug. 31 at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, N.J. Alumni attending the festivities included maid-of-honor Gwenn Kalow C95, bridesmaid Kimberly Miller C94, groomsman Douglas Hodis C93, and guests Jason Epstein C92, Joanna Kornhauser W90, and David Radcliffe C63. Amy writes, I am an associate in the tax department of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta. After honeymooning in Hawaii, Pete and I returned to Atlanta, where we live. I am also writing to congratulate Gwenn on her recent engagement to Dr. Andrew Fallis of New York: they will marry on May 30, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York. I look forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion with Gwenn and all of our other Penn friends next year.
95 Jessica Chun C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, My husband, Douglas Chia, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twins, Brendan and Madeline, on Jan. 29. We moved back to the States last year after spending three amazing years living in Hong Kong.
Dr. Jenifer S. Gross C95 married Steven J. Slone W95 on June 14 at the Westin Philadelphia. Elizabeth Steinberg Hsu C95 and Julie Kun C95 were bridesmaids, and Gary Kaplan EAS95, Brian Bohr C96, Eric Marth W96, and Jonathon King C97 EAS97 were groomsmen. Other Penn friends who attended were Ronda Janowski Bloom C94, Eva Cheifetz W95, Harris Cohen C95, Holly Fogle W96, Roberta Griff C95, Phil Gehrman C94, Victor Hsu C95, Albert Iarossi C95 L03, Erika Jacobs C97, Jeremiah Kane W96 WG04, Brian Kaplan W97, Jeff Lieberman EAS96 W96, Ari Pundit C95 W95, Dave Quattrone EE96 and Robyn Cort Quattrone C95, Robert Salama C96, Daniel Soloway C95, Ira Weidhorn C95 W95 WG00, and Lori Werfel EAS99 W99. Jen, Steve, and their dog, Morgan, live in Manhattan, where Steve is an investment banker and Jen is a fourth-year radiology resident <email@example.com>.
Karen Keating Kline C95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rick Kline C93 W93 are thrilled to announce the birth of our second son, Braden Alexander, on July 13 in Palo Alto, Calif. His big brother Casey turned two a week after the birth. Bradys grandfathers are Mel Keating WG68 WG70 and Allan Kline WG69, and his uncle is Dan Keating C03.
Jim Melchor C95 GEd96 <email@example.com> e-mails, After seven years as science teacher and science-department chair in the Delaware Valley (Pa.) School District, I have been appointed middle-school assistant principal in the Owen J. Roberts School District, and have relocated to the West Chester area.
Oreste R. Ramos C95 L98 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been elected partner of Pietrantoni, Mendez & Alvarez, LLP, a law firm in San Juan, P.R.
96 Gil Beverly W96 <email@example.com> e-mails, I recently received my MBA from the University of Oregons Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and have started working for the NFL as a marketing manager. I just moved to Manhattans East Village and am looking forward to catching up with Penn types. Feel free to send an e-mail anytime.
Dr. Kevin J. Chang C96 W96 M00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wed Dr. Rohini Nadgir M00 <email@example.com> on the 33rd floor of the Bay Tower in downtown Boston on June 8, in an elaborate Hindu and Taiwanese ceremony. They honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta the next morning. They are both in their third year of radiology residency at Boston University Medical Center. Alumni attending included Michael Ciaschini M00, Stephanie Knabe Bui M99, Piyush Agarwal C96 W96, William Kwon C96, Daniel Koontz EAS96, Jergin Chen EAS96, Nara Hory W96, Minh Luu Nu96 C98, Walter Klein M00, B. J. Tevelow C96 M00, and Debbie Jih M98.
Christine Chea C96 married Massimo Bonansinga WG96 on Jan. 3 in Lima. Penn friends included Karina Rivera C96, Himayani Puri EAS96 W96, Damon Barber WG96, Paola Garbarino WG96, Stephan Bober WG95, and Farhad Mohit WG96. After many years living in London, Christine and Massimo now live in Italy.
Bill Choi W96 writes, My wife, Jung Soo, and I are happy to announce the birth of our baby daughter, Sophia JiHae, on June 17, weighing 8 lbs. and 13 oz. Mom and baby are doing just fine, and Dad is quickly learning to change diapers and apply the football hold. We live in Manhattan.
Carol Citkovic W96 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, I wanted to share the happy news that Michelle Sheridan C96 married Andrew Adams at a very lovely ceremony on June 7 in Washington. Alumnae with me in the wedding party were Corinne Duvall C96 GEd98, Jennifer Silva W96, and Dr. Tara Troy C96. Other Penn guests included Lee Hofstetter Stern C96 and Matt Stern C96, Rachel Bernstein C96, and Lee Branson C97. More good news is that Corinne got engaged to Brian McDaid on Valentines Day: they are planning the wedding for Jan. 24. On another note, I accepted a transfer, through October, to Interbrands Cincinnati office to help build the brand-strategy department there. Then Ill be heading further west, to L.A.!
Justin Cook W96 e-mails, In June, I happily married Dr. Stacey Cortese. In the wedding party was my great friend and fellow Quaker Jim Feldkamp EAS96 W96. Stacey and I met in Philadelphia but now live in Boston. She is a Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University and is finishing her M.D. at Boston University Medical School. As for myself, I recently left Silver Oak Partners, a management consultancy, and in September started B-school at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dr. Amy May Jean C96 married Andrew Chao MtE93 W96 over Memorial Day weekend in Wheeling, W.Va. A proud group of alumni celebrated the wedding. Rosemary Wu C96 D03 and Susien Kim Helfinstine C96 were in the bridal party, Howard Yee C94 and Khalil Muhammad C93 were among the groomsmen, and Alex Helfinstine, the son of Susien and Charlie Helfinstine EAS96, served as ring-bearer. John O C94 helped officiate the wedding. Amys freshman roommate Jane Allison Havsy C96 and former English House floormates Diana Lai C96 and Michael Manolas C96 also attended. Elaine Kuk Bann C96 and Ellery Bann EAS96 traveled all the way from Brazil with their son, Richard, and daughter, Isabella, who served as flower girl. Other Penn guests included Gregory Kim W97; Pai-Liang Chung EE94 GEE95 and Kim Shaw Chung C94 and their children, Ruthie and Faith; Anthony Tsai EAS96; Michael Awad W93 and Diana Morse Awad C95 and their 11-month-old daughter Nadia; Chris Boen MtE93 and Laura Szymanski Boen C93; Jason Yacoub EE98 W98; and newly engaged Dr. Vanessa Chan MtE94 with her fiancÈ, Dr. Mark Van der Helm. Amy is a second-year resident at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, while Andrew is an executive at Westport, Conn.-based Avocet Aircraft, LLC, manufacturer of the professional jet; contact them at <drjean email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Matthew Moss C96 see Jodi Gold Moss C98.
Dr. Alyssa Rheingold C96 <email@example.com> married Benjamin Jones during an intimate wedding barefoot on the beach in the Bahamas on May 31. Alumni who attended included Dana Shriberg C97 and Christopher Jones C98. Alyssa and Benjamin have been having a great time living in Charleston, S.C. Recently she joined the faculty at the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical University of South Carolina. She would love to hear from old friends.
97 Harris Aaron C97 and Shara Wilson Aaron C97 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Reece Aaron. Eli was born on June 11, and weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. Our e-mail addresses are <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Jessica Cray C97 GEd98 married Jim Ferry on Aug. 10, 2002. She is a Spanish teacher at East High School in West Chester, Pa., and he is a biologist for Merck & Co. and a member of the South Philadelphia String Banda mummer! They originally met, while hanging out at Finnegans Playground in Southwest Philly when they were in high school; after college, they found each other again one summer night in North Wildwood, N.J. Alumni in the wedding party included maid-of-honor Melissa Davey C98 and bridesmaids Shannon Dietzmann C98 and Caroline Chait C97, and Ann Galligan Anderson Nu97, Sean Jenkins W96, and Joe Moran WEv97 also attended. Jessica and Jim live in Springfield, Pa.
Michelle C. Werner C97 e-mailed in August, After six years, it is time for me to leave Boston. This autumn, I move to the U.K. to attend the MBA programme at the London Business School. Living abroad has been a goal of mine for many years and I am excited to begin this new endeavor. I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical project manager, helping to bring beneficial new cancer drugs to patients. I am now switching gears somewhat to pursue the MBA, but plan to return to the pharmaceutical industry after earning the degree, to help improve the drug-development process. Its good to know that I am finally putting my biology and anthropology background to great use!
98 Heather Deixler C98 married Zachary Goldberger on Aug. 3 at the Waters Edge, Westbrook, Conn. Attending the wedding were Elizabeth Krans C98, Courtney Trombly C98, Maria Lehtinen C99, Erin Mittelstaedt C99, Meredith Schoenfeld EAS97, Grace Madamba C98, Jennifer Wong W98, Vivian Yeh W98, and Eric Golding C00. Heather and Zach currently live in New Haven, where he is a fourth-year med student at Yale and she is working as a paralegal.
Steven Morgan Friedman C98 e-mails, Despite Fears that my Notices are not Worthy of Comparison to the Matrimonies and Promotions boasted of in your Publication, I write to proclaim to my fellow Alumni the News that I have completed a Booknot writing one, but reading one, Isaac Bashevis Singers Old Love. I happened upon the Book in Vancouver when I escaped New Yorks Humidity for Vancouvers Beaches in August. With both Embarrassment and Laughter, I will report to my dear Penn Friends that in Vancouver I discovered the New York Grill, which serves a New York Hamburgerbaby shrimps, cream cheese, and guacamole. Those Desirous of being entertained with Stories ought to correspond with me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or read of ridiculous Conversations I overhear while eavesdropping in Public, at my Web Page (www.overheardinnewyork.com).
Yvonne K. Fulbright GEd98 is a doctoral student at New York University and the Sexpert Tells All columnist for the Washington Square News. She writes, Im excited to announce that my book, The Hot Guide to Safer Sex, has been released (www.yvonnekfulbright.com). The press release noted, A sexual survival guide, it is written in a hip, lighthearted tone, with real-life quotations and stories, and is a necessity for anyone who wants to remain safe and protected while experiencing amazing sex.
Jennifer Kaufman C98 married Andrew Sossen C98 L02 on June 28 in Cleveland. From Penn, 32 friends and family members celebrated with them. Jennifer and Andrew live in Manhattan, where he is an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, and she works for Jeffrey H. Loria, a private art dealer and owner of the Florida Marlins.
Jodi Gold Moss C98 married Matthew Moss C96 on July 19 at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage, N.Y. Alumni in the wedding party included groomsmen Andrew Beckman W96, Elliot Sambol C96, Darren Fredette W96, David Gallo W95, Brandon Gardner C97 W97, Lonnie Litt C96, and bridesmaid Randi Harari C98. Many other alumni attended the celebration, including Jessica Lennon Whitney C98, Jamie Miles C98, Wendy Gross C98, Stephen Gross EAS98, Dena Krik C99, Whitney Namm C98, Joseph Pollack W98 WG05, Amanda Turkus C98, Claudia Beraha C98, Suzanne Riskin C98, Amy Moran Andrews Nu98 and Hiroshi Andrews M99, Jennifer Silbert C98, Geri Kreiner-Litt C96, Brian Korb W96, Josh Bleier C96 M00 and Sara Eisenberg Bleier C96, Michael Vermut W96, Allon Hellmann W96, Matthew Cherwin W96, Morris Beyda W96, Alexander Lemond W96, David Robbins W97, Craig Wellen C96, Brian Marshall W96, and Erika Schneider Marshall C96. Jodi and Matt live in Manhattan, where she is a marketing associate in the Maybelline/Garnier division of LOrÈal USA and he is a vice president at East End Properties, a real estate development firm.
Hunter Powell C98 <email@example.com> married Laura Gosselin Powell on May 10, and Jack Friend W96, Rich Fruzzetti W96, Matt Svicarovich W96, Brad Copeland C98 and Eden Houser Copeland Nu97, Tiffany Watkins C98, and Justin Huhn C01 attended.
Alicia Starkman C98 married Mark Lubow C98 on Aug. 31 in Atlanta, almost nine years after meeting freshman year. Alumni in the wedding entourage included Lisa Bebchick C98, Beth Davis C98, Genevieve Fitzgerald deLemos C98, Jason Gaffner W98, Ross Kogon W98, Michael Lederer C98, Joanna Liebman C98, Brian Mauney C98, Eric Shaff C98, Adam Silfen C98 WG03, and Eric Wilensky C98. Along with Marks beaming father, Dr. Larry Lubow C67, other alumni attending were Aaron Amitin C98, Scott Cohen C98, Andrew deLemos C98 M05, Rachel Domers C98, David Falkoff C98, Todd Feldman W98, Jenny Wigman Feinberg C98 and Josh Feinberg C98, Michael Kahn C98, Jason Kalish C98, Paula Solomon Kholos CW71, Julie Kilmann C98, Jessica Kline C98, Matthew Koster C02, Lori Lazar C98, Rachel Murphy C98, Andrew Rodbell C97, Alice Birnbaum Roebuck C98, Gary Rose C67 and Karen Bress Rose CW67 GEd68, Alicia Rubinstein C98, Aaron Tavel W98, and Rebecca Winn C98. Alicia and Mark continue to live in Atlanta, where she recently joined the law firm of Alston & Bird, after graduating from Duke Law in the spring, and he is a consultant with DiamondCluster International.
Emily Volz Nu98 married Anthony Mannarino on May 25 at the chapel at Regis High School in New York. Reception at Delmonicos. The bridal party included Kathryn McCarthy C98 and Maria Coutretsis Magliacano Nu98 (who sent in this note), and among the guests were Amy Malerba C98 GCP03, Jennifer Stanwix Reich C98 GEd99, Joy Williams Nu97, Darren Macdonald C00, and Danielle De Santis Nu97. Emily and Anthony currently live Arlington, Va., where she is a neonatal nurse and he is attending Georgetown Business School.
Debbie Landres C99 and Ethan Smith C99 recently married in San Diego, during their eighth year together. They met their first week at Penn, in the Quad, Cox second floor. Friends and alumni in the wedding party included Tavis Cannell W99, Rachel Bensen C99, Rachael Lester C99, Jordan Davids C99, Brianne Dalton C98, Dave Lelong EAS98 W98, and Penn Nursing student Erin Smith. Debbie and Ethan live in New York and can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael Loester EAS99 and Meg Miles are happy to announce their engagement. He is a transportation engineer at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP, in Baltimore, and she is a mathematics teacher at Perry Hall Middle School. The wedding is planned for August.
Stefanie Maizel-Orishimo C99 married Karl Orishimo EAS98 on July 12 at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York. Alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Margaret Wahl Orishimo CGS62, bridesmaid Shira Tehrani C99, groomsman Sasha Javid W98, Scott Lazar C75, Dr. Ralph Battinieri Gr96, Christine DiBiase Martorana Nu99 GNu00 and Vincent Martorana W99, and Kelly Gable C99. Stefanie and Karl live in New York, where she is a speech-language pathologist at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf and he is a researcher at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Robin Neviaser W99 e-mails, I finished two years of investment banking at Lehman Brothers and two years at Triarc Companies, and I returned to Penn this fall to pursue my MBA at Wharton. Id love to catch up with any classmates at Penn or in the Philly area at <email@example.com>.
Nikhil Ramchandani EAS99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, After San Francisco, I moved recently to Raleigh, N.C., working with IBMs Websphere-middleware group out of their Research Triangle Park office: frequent visits to New York. I would enjoy hearing from classmates who live in the North Carolina Triangle area.
Kallan Resnick C99 <email@example.com> e-mails, My wife, Yoshie, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Taiki Tanaka Resnick, on Aug. 11. We have just recently moved to San Francisco (from Tokyo) and look forward to meeting alumni in the Bay Area.
Dr. Wendy L. Seltzer C99 D03 married Pepper Brill on Nov. 29 at the Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, Long Island. She is granddaughter of the late Dr. George Seltzer C26 D28 and daughter of Dr. Robert J. Seltzer D72. The wedding party included Peppers sister and maid-of-honor Taryn Winter Brill C99 (who sent in this note) and Karen Meltzer V06. Wendy and Pepper live in Manhattan, where she is completing a post-doctoral specialty program in endodontics and he is a corporate lawyer at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP. Go Quakers! Go Crimson!
Nicole Kurzer C00 married Hans Eberhart EE00 GEE01 on Aug. 16 in Los Angeles. The wedding party included best man Geoffrey Lordi C00 and groomsmen Sung Choi C01 and Randall Newmark C00; Estee Konor C01 and Melanie Leibner C01 performed readings during the wedding ceremony. Other alumni attending included good friends Michelle Alig C01, Lisa Dillman C01, Aurit Lazerus C01, Ben Geldon C01, Eric Gordon C01, Martha Holt C01, Vikram Karnaker C01, Kevin Lenaghan W01, Yael Levi EE01 W01 (now Yael Alali), David Levy C01, Andrew McLaughlin C01, and Melissa Wong C01. Nicole and Hans honeymooned in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and he a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, both at UCLA. Mr. & Mrs. Eberhart invite you to e-mail them at <Hans.J.Eberhart.EE00@alumni.upenn.edu>.
Dr. Rohini Nadgir M00 see Dr. Kevin J. Chang C96 W96 M00.
Hillary Novick C00 and David Sherman C00 announced their engagement on July 8; a wedding is planned for fall next year.
Anne Rockenbach C00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Andrew Kinney are pleased to announce their engagement; a wedding is being planned for summer 2004. She is a program evaluator for Community Health Services at Denver Health, and he works for ADIC in Colorado.
01 Meghan Bilton C01 married Matthew Norton W01 on June 25 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. They held a reception on July 5 in Barrington, Ill., where Jennifer Turner C01 caught the bouquet, cheered on by Brooke Anthony C01, Bryan Baskin C02, Matt Canno W01 L06, Katie Claypoole C01, Enrique Conde C01 L05, Elizabeth Downey C01, Bill Ennis C01, Mike Golia C01, Carly Greenberg C05, Scott Greenberg C01 W01, Alex Hack C00, Bo Hunt W02, Alexandra Leidesdorf C01, Joe Marsden W01, Kelly McKenzie C01 W01, Sarah Mutz C01, Jesse Spector C02, Radley Spring C01, Jackie Taylor C99 L03, Jesse Terry EAS04, Dave Townsend W99, and John Whittaker C01. Meghan and Matt live in Chicago, where she is a law student at Northwestern and he is an investment banker with Merrill Lynch.
Tara M. Goecks C01 <email@example.com> is firmly implanted in Kogho, a small village in Burkina Faso, as a Peace Corps volunteer working in a medical-services delivery facility, and implementing a project to create an irrigated vegetable farm for the village. Her service extends through August 2004, and she looks forward to planning the next leg of her lifes journey at that time.
Ben Greenblum C01 W01 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Heather Flett Nu01 <email@example.com> were engaged on July 20. They met in Community House in the Quad on the first day of school in August 1997. He has finished a two-year stint in New York politics and started Columbia Law in the fall. She is a registered nurse in pediatrics at Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and also a part-time masters student at Columbia. A wedding is planned for next summer in New York.
William M. Hayes GAr01 is with the Philadelphia architecture firm Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell. Teaching in Penns architecture program since graduating, last spring he accompanied his design-studio students to Beijing.
Pam Kuklinski C01 married Dale Hetherington C99 on Aug. 23 in Philadelphia. Many old friends from the mens football team and Penn Dance attended: Jeff McCall W02, Brian Hamilton EAS00, T. J. Trapp C99, Mike Pikiel C99, Jennifer Scott C99, Christine Sullivan C00, Michelle Markus W01, Sasha Palmquist C01, Candice Franklin C02, Virginia Graham C02, Rachel Fershleiser C02, and Kobie Xavier C00. Pam is currently a graduate student at the University of Virginia and Dale is shipping supervisor for the Genie Overhead Door Co. in Shenandoah, Va. They live in Charlottesville and desperately miss real hoagies.
Akshay Sateesh EAS01 GEng02 <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mails, It seems like everyone these days is in search of their dream job in the worst job market in over 10 years. With the strength of our education and network, my only advice is to be patient. Six months after graduating with a masters from Penn, I found myself in the business-development group of DuPonts new biotech armafter a summer of professional theater and a fall of being a guinea pig in medical studies. Hang in there and keep in touch.
Rebecca Wasserman C01 and Laura Spadanuta C02 are pleased to report that they are charter members and colleagues on the investigative team of the financial-intelligence group at HSBC Bank in New York. They have chosen to forego any offers of marriage or attempts at child-bearing until they have successfully completed their tenure fighting terrorist financing, money laundering, and organized crime. They are also spearheading the formation of a financial-crime-awareness publication. As a favor to Laura, Rebecca most recently utilized her investigative skills to look into the background of Brian Michael C03, Lauras boyfriend of two years. Hes clean, folks.
02 Katherine Hanlon Nu02 writes, On Saturday, Aug. 16, just outside Philadelphia, a big yellow school bus full of alumni and friends pulled up to St. Marys of the Lakes Church to celebrate the wedding of Christina Kaba C02 and Bob Barsotti EAS02. They had met while working at the Penn Admissions Office and have been inseparable since. [With me] in the bridal party were Eric Weingart C02, Ross Friedman EAS02, Mike Dimino EAS02, and Tony Barsotti C05. Partying like rock stars were fellow Penn People: Jordan Burg C02, Jaime Hojdila C01, Sarah Atwater C01 Nu02 GNu05, Pete Semonche C02, Sarah Keelan GL01, Heather Haney C01 GGS02, Mike Pezzicola EAS02 W02, Chad Freed Gr04, Becca Gobeille C01, J.-J. Tiziou C02, Danny Berger W02, Jake Becker C02 GEd02, Emily Hoffman C02, Jill McCarthy GEd03, Diana McNally EAS05, Jessie Tomasovic Nu02, Ryan Lazzeri W02, Melissa Yore Nu02, Kate Peretti C02, Nathan Schreiber EAS03, Sandra Wang C06, Richard Torpey C53, Gwynne Lynch C90 and Terry Lynch GEd97, Bob Barsotti Sr. C77, and EES professor Ed Doheny. Bob and Christina currently are in Boston, living it up as Ph.D. graduate students at MIT.
David Kagan C02 EAS02 and Merav Kushner EAS02 got engaged on Aug. 14 in Chicago.
03 Ebony Omar Bernazard L03 in August joined the commercial-law unit of the City of Philadelphia, as part of the mayors honors program, in which the city and its law department retain talented young attorneys.
Colin B. Bradley C03 married Sarah Ashmore on July 26 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. They spent a two-week honeymoon in Italy then returned to live in New York. The wedding party included groomsman Christopher Carroll C00 (who sent in this note) and Tim Filla C98. Other alumni attending included Nick Filla C97, Bart Hacking C99, Luke Garman EAS00 W00, Jon Jachman W99 and Arielle Goldklang Jachman C97, Mark Kramer C00, Tom Valenti C00, Jordan Jacobs C00, Mike OConnor C00, Peter Wang W00, Angie Whittenburg W00, and Lauren Imbesi C01.
Kenneth Johnson GCP03 L03 joined the finance and contracts division of the City of Philadelphia in August, as part of the mayors honors program to retain talented young attorneys.
2003 The Pennsylvania Gazette