Dr. Arthur S. Jensen Ed’38 G’39 Gr’41 consulted on the novel, Persian Gulf Jeopardy, which was published recently by Abecedarian Books.
’48 | Dr. Robert Langs C’48 writes, “I am a physician and psychoanalyst and the author of 45 books for the profession and general public. My most recent book came off-press in October: Beyond Yahweh and Jesus: Bringing Death’s Wisdom to Faith, Spirituality, and Psychoanalysis. The publisher is Roman & Littlefield. There is much in this book that is quite original and promising for both the secular and religious individual. You can go to the publisher’s website and read what they say and examine reviews. The book is also offered on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.”
Liz Smith CW’48, Waterloo, Ont., writes, “Life speeds along, and suddenly I’m 79. My husband, Philip H. Smith Jr. Gr’60, who was also 79, died suddenly in his sleep in 2006. And last March my MD said I could no longer live alone in the wonderful, big old house we’d lived in since 1971. Fortunately, neighbours found someone who loved the house, from the street and then from the inside, so we happily sold it to him. Great to find someone who loves it. [I now live] just two blocks from my old house, in the same area where I always did my shopping, so it is wonderfully convenient. My children are all busy and independent. Thea, my eldest, is a writer and just finishing her second novel; she is married to a professor of philosophy at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jennifer, the middle one, teaches Grade 3 in Scarborough, really part of Toronto. Philip is a computer guru in Virginia, outside Washington. I do wish one of them lived closer. Once school begins I don’t see much of Jen, even though she’s the closest. I have a suite of two rooms and kitchenette. I have my piano, guitar, television, VCR, and DVD player. And in the bedroom I have my office with computer, printer, and even a fancy new typewriter, which is nearly a computer. Why a typewriter? To write to my few friends not on email.”
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’52 | Janice A. Oser CW’52 publishes the Internet magazine www.Eldercountry.com. She profiled Hon. Norma L. Shapiro L’51, senior judge of the U.S. District Court, in the September issue (it remains online and is available in the archives). Essays, mostly humorous, by her husband, Alan S. Oser C’52, formerly of The New York Times, are a regular feature of the e-magazine (also archived). Some Penn alumni have responded to Eldercountry.com’s invitation to send in comments and these may be read in the Visitors’ Voice section.
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Everett Reff C’53 wrote in early September that he is “working on a 50th reunion of my 1957 Class from New York University College of Dentistry in October. Busy as ever. Hope to see 1953 classmates in Philly next year.”
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’54 | Joan Lepow Steinberg Ed’54 lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Her late husband was Alan A. Steinberg ME’54,, who died in Dec. 2006. Close friends of theirs anonymously donated $1 million in his memory to the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn to establish the Alan Steinberg Scholars in Cancer Research Fund.
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’60 | Robert M. Rosenthal W’60 is founder of the Spirit of America Tour, a non-profit which takes “top entertainers to military installations around the nation: 92 shows to American military bases since its inception five and a half years ago.” Recently he received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award given to civilians for their support of the military. He was joined at the ceremony by Charlie Daniels, of the Charlie Daniels Band, one of the principal groups involved in the Tour.
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’62 | Hon. James J. Fitzgerald III C’62 writes that he “was appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell C’65 Hon’00, and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate, to serve as an interim justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. I was vice president of my senior class, president of the Kite and Key Society, and rowed on the varsity crew for three years. After graduating from Villanova University School of Law in 1966, I served 12 years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In 1989, I was elected to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, where I served for 17 years. The last five years were as the administrative judge of the trial division, before being appointed to the state supreme court. I am married to Carol McCullough Fitzgerald CW’63, who is executive director of the Pennsylvania Society. We have three children and three grandchildren: one daughter is Melissa A. Fitzgerald C’87.”
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’65 | Jill Norgren CW’65 recently published a biography of the first woman to run a full campaign for the U.S. presidency: Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President (New York University Press). She will shortly also publish a young-adult biography of Lockwood.
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’67 | Marcus M. Diamond C’67 in September became vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Vermont. Previously he had been chief advancement officer and secretary of Bryn Mawr College, near Philadelphia, since 1999.
Amy Shelanski CW’67 has joined Miles & Generalis Inc. Go Real Estate in Philadelphia; contact her to say hello, at email@example.com.
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Dr. Harry M. Rosen W’68 is chair of management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, CUNY. In June he was elected board president of Care for the Homeless, a not-for-profit that provides care to about 10,000 homeless New Yorkers in 28 sites throughout the city; this month it will open in the Bronx, a shelter for 180 homeless women.
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’69 | Dr. Justin Lavin C’69 M’75 GM’79 received the outstanding clinical-faculty award from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He serves as professor of obstetrics and gynecology there and chair of maternal-fetal medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
Patrick M. Norton C’69 in July joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as a partner in its international department in the Washington office. Previously he was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and head of its Beijing office. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
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D. Dodge Thompson C’70 has been made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French minister of culture. Since 1980 he has been chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
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’72 | Jeff Otto EE’72 recently retired after 35 years at General Dynamics C4 Systems, formerly GTE Government Systems, in Massachusetts. He was director of army tactical-communications programs, following a career of developing and managing advanced-communication technologies for the military. He received a patent and numerous awards. He is looking forward to spending time pursuing his many outside interests and activities, as well as traveling with his wife of 34 years, Alison; they have two grown sons, and plan to split their time between their Massachusetts house and their summer cottage in Maine. He would love to hear from alumni and friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sharon Frant Brooks SAMP’73 writes that she is currently working as a contracting occupational therapist doing assessments for a health-care agency for highly specialized wheelchairs and assistive technology. In addition, she has been coordinating a resource center for students with differing learning needs in a Jewish congregational school in Lawrenceville, N.J. “All while going for an advanced graduate degree at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.” She had an article published last May in the national Advance for Occupational Therapy on providing rehabilitation services for aging Holocaust survivors. Her younger daughter, Danielle N. Brooks SW’09, is at Penn, in the School for Social Policy and Practice, after graduating with highest honors from Rutgers University. Her older daughter, Heather Rose Brooks, got both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers as well and is a special education teacher in Piscataway, N.J. Sharon recently visited Wladylowowo, Poland, where she worked as a therapist doing athlete assessments for Paralympic Table Tennis players at Poland’s Olympic Training Center.
Bonnie Fishbein Yedlin SAMP’73 and her husband, Mark, joyfully celebrated the marriage of their son Adam Yedlin C’04 and Jennifer Ingerman C’05 on June 3. Adam is completing his final year at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and Jennifer is working on her doctorate in child psychology at St. John’s College, Queens.
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’75 | Emily Chalef Sanders CW’75 is president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, Inc., an Atlanta-based financial and investment management firm. Earlier this year it was included (for the third time) in “America’s Top Wealth Managers” by Wealth Manager magazine.
Gerri George Nu’75 GNu’77 emails, “I won a writing grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for a work of fiction -- the fund awards grants for work in the arts, media, and to women artists whose work focuses on women. I live in a suburb of Philadelphia. Love hearing from old friends email@example.com.”
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Andrea R. Kramer L’76 is an employment and labor lawyer who maintains a private practice in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. She was recently appointed chair of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. She lives in Merion with her husband and fellow attorney, Lee A. Rosengard L’76, and their three daughters, Rebecca, Joanna Rosengard C’05, and Laura.
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’77 | Hope A. Comisky L’77, a partner in the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, in June was elected to the board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the continuing-education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar.
Jay Levin C’77 L’81, a trial lawyer, is a counsel at the Philadelphia law firm of Reed Smith, who specializes in representing policyholders in disputes with insurance companies. He was recently appointed chair of the property-insurance-law committee, part of the ABA’s tort-trial and insurance practice section.
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Eric J. Michaels C’78 writes, “In January I joined the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP as a corporate partner, concentrating on mergers & acquisitions and tax matters, in their Roseland, N.J., office.”
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’79 | Susan Komisar Hausman C’79 writes, “Though I spent the early part of my career as an accountant, I now write. I’ve had four essays published in the last year, including one in The Green Couch, the Kelly Writers House student publication. I write mostly about my life and experiences. I am finishing up a children’s book for use by therapists and educators about child sexual abuse (CSA), a cause near and dear to my heart. Last October I became a facilitator for Darkness To Light, a nonprofit based in Charleston, S.C., that is spreading its wings across the country and abroad. I lead a workshop for adults called ‘Stewards of Children,’ that educates on recognizing, preventing, and reacting responsibly to CSA. Originally intended for youth-serving organizations, we now also take the workshop to neighborhoods under the ‘Not In Our Backyard’ initiative. Darkness To Light’s premise is that it is adults who keep kids safe and that resolving CSA is an adult task. I hope my fellow alums will check out www.d2l.org or contact me at StewardsUpNorth@aol.com for more information. I would be happy to help bring the program to you wherever you live or work.”
Neil Plakcy C’79 firstname.lastname@example.org, wrote Mahu Surfer (Alyson Books), the second in his “Hawaii mystery series starring openly gay Honolulu homicide-detective Kimo Kanapa’aka. In this new book, Kimo heads to the north shore of Oahu to discover the killer of three surfers.” In 2006, Neil was granted tenure as a professor of English at Broward Community College in south Florida.
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’80 | Joanne K. Coleman GNu’80 writes, “I have become a professional artist with work shown in galleries in Charlottesville, Va. My website is www.joannekcolemanartist.com. I am vice-president of the Charlottesville Albemarle Art Association.”
David H. Laufman C’80 has joined the Washington law office of Kelley Drye Collier Shannon as a partner; he specializes in white-collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations, government ethics, and international trade controls. Previously he was assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and chief of staff to the deputy attorney general.
Jan P. Levine C’80 joined the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP in July as a partner in its Philadelphia office. A commercial litigator, she was previously with Dechert LLP, where she was a litigation partner and chair of its health-law group.
Perry Ninger W’80 has been named director of finance of the International Erosion Control Association in Steamboat Springs, Colo. He had held various financial positions at American Express, including three years as treasurer in Canada. And he owned and managed a building-products company in Steamboat Springs, where he has lived since 2001.
Anthony C. Stanowski C’80 in December becomes president of the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey. He continues at his “day job” position as an executive with Thomson Healthcare.
Dr. Douglas Swift M’80 GM’83, Philadelphia, is an anesthesiologist at Pennsylvania Hospital. Recently he was inducted into the Wall of Fame of Nottingham High School in Syracuse, N.Y.
’81 | Leslie Sutton-Smith C’81 wrote in late July, “After 11 years as registrar of the University of Tampa I have relocated to Cambridge, Mass., to become the registrar of the Harvard Law School. I will miss my friends and colleagues in Florida, but am excited about this wonderful opportunity and, actually quite ready to leave the Florida humidity behind. My daughter, Kelly Sutton-Skinner C’08, returned from her Penn junior spring in Barcelona just in time to hit the road and relocate north. We are now closer to my sister Mary Sutton-Smith C’81 and other siblings in the Northeast.”
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’82 | Mark Banash C’82 writes, “I have left my director position with a Texas nanotechnology firm and have accepted the position of vice president for engineering with Nanocomp Technologies of Concord, N.H. It is poised to become a world leader for materials based on their long carbon nanotubes, producing yarns and other fiber-based products that have the advanced properties of nanotubes, but which can be handled and processed much like conventional textiles. I am also happy to be moving back to the Northeast, where I can experience seasons and good pizza.”
Robert Fox C’82 is a partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP , an environmental, energy, and land-use law firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; in July he was recognized by Chambers USA as a top environmental lawyer.
Col. Donna N. Hershey GNu’82 was recently appointed commander of the 2290th U.S. Army Hospital, a 500-person unit in Washington that is part of the Walter Reed Health Care System. Previously she was director of care and outcomes for the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Pa. She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Laura and Scott.
Barry Klein C’82 rejoined the law firm of Blank Rome LLP in August as a partner in the employment, benefits, and labor group, and based in its Philadelphia office; he had begun his legal career there. He previously served as partner in the employee-benefits and executive-compensation group of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP.
Robin Nydes W’82 emailed on Aug. 24, “Today at 4:56 p.m., Tilly gave birth to a healthy 9 lb. 1 oz. (I think) baby boy, Theo Tristram Jules Nydes. Mum is also doing very well. As to the name, Tilly started calling him Theo when he was the size of a thumbnail, so I pretty much had no say in the matter. Tristram, because he was born in Nantucket (while we were staying in the oldest house still operational on the island, built in 1724 for Josiah Coffin. Tristram Coffin was the head of one of the five, first non-Indian families who settled the island in the 1600s, and acted as the first governor). Jules was the name of my father, who passed away in 1977.”
James Ross C’82 writes, “I was recently named legal and policy director at Human Rights Watch, based in New York.”
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Frances Pena Scogna C’84 email@example.com was recently promoted to regional controller for Home Quality Management, Inc., in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She and her family have moved to Jupiter, and she is expected to graduate this December with an MBA in health-care administration. “The children are growing quickly: the twin girls are eight, and our son is 12.” Nick and Fran will also celebrate their 21st year of marriage this December. “Time flies when you are having fun! Keep in touch.”
Dr. Luis Vaccarello M’84, who specializes in gynecologic oncology, in August joined as a partner of the Mark H. Zangmeister Center in Columbus, Ohio.
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’85 |Suzanne Carter C’85 firstname.lastname@example.org will
Marie Busterna Lamba C’84 www.marielamba.com writes, “My first young adult novel, What I Meant... has just been published by Random House Books for Young Readers. It’s about a 15-year-old girl, her mysterious guy, her Indian dad, her American mom, her evil aunt, and tons of drama and laughs. Publisher’s Weekly just called it ‘...an impressive debut.’” The story is set in Doylestown, Pa., where Marie lives with her husband and two daughters.
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Dr. Tom Fullerton WG’88 is the Wells Fargo Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is co-editor of Basic Border Econometrics (2006). “Border economics is a field in which unsubstantiated claims abound and references to accurate empirical analyses are infrequent. This book collects 10 studies on a diverse range of topics for which careful empirical analyses have been attempted.”
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’89 | Adrian P. Kendall C’89 writes, “After leaving Penn, I earned my J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, cum laude. While I intended to return to my native D.C., Maine’s people and natural beauty soon captured my heart! I have developed a commercial and international law practice in the Portland firm Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC, where I have been a member since 2001. I married my Texas belle, Rebecca Blaesing, in 1997 and we have two sons, budding soccer star George Gustav (six) and ‘Destructo’ Kurt Fritz (three). Our 1830s farmhouse in Cumberland is a never-ending source of projects! I was appointed as a special adviser to the governor on his state trade mission to Germany in 2004, and briefed the governor prior to his trade mission to Europe in 2005. I’m pleased to say that my German studies at Penn have brought much personal satisfaction. After seven years of close cooperation with the German consulate in Boston, in May I was appointed honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for Maine and New Hampshire, the first German honorary consul in New England. I still keep up my contacts with Penn and serve as chair of the secondary-schools committee in Maine, and also speak at high schools on the importance of foreign languages in career choices. In all of my ‘spare time’ I enjoy fishing, hiking, skiing, and winter mountaineering in Maine and the White Mountains. I have now completed ‘bracing’ mid-winter ascents of Mount Washington and Mount Katahdinproof that older does not always mean wiser. Would love to hear from any Penn friends at email@example.com, and will send another update in 18 years.”
Howard S. Krooks L’89, Boca Raton, Fla., is a partner of Elder Law Associates PA, a local law firm. He was included in the list of “Legal Elite for 2007” of Florida Trend magazine. He is also of counsel to Littman Krooks LLP in New York.
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’90 | David J. Glass C’90 was featured as the cover story for Los Angeles magazine’s “Super LawyersRising Stars” issue (on his website www.glassfamilylaw.com). It focused on his dual-degree background in law and clinical psychology, and how he uses techniques from both disciplines in his Beverly Hills-based family-law and child-custody litigation practice.
Greg Merrell C’90 W’90 writes, “I will be joining the Indiana Hand Center as a hand surgeon. I am on the board of Covalon Technologies, a Canadian biomedical company. We just had a second son in May, Connor James.”
Peter Rokkos C’90 W’90 emails that he is “extremely excited to be returning to work in Philadelphia as general counsel of Comcast Interactive Capital, a venture-capital fund focused on broadband, enterprise, and interactive technologies and affiliated with Comcast Corporation. It’s rather surreal being back in town every day after 17 years, and I’m looking forward to hitting all my old favorite spots. I’m hoping to have an excellent view of campus from my office at the top of the new Comcast Center when it opens up [in the spring] as the tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia. My wife, Diane, and I continue to have our hands full raising our three wonderful troublemakers: George (six), Catherine (three), and our newest addition, Alexander (one).”
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’91 | Patti Pruett C’91 was promoted to Southeast franchise director for Sports Illustrated/SI.com last January. She has lived in Atlanta for almost three years and “absolutely loves it.” Any chance she gets, she tries to travel; in the last year, she has been to southern Spain, Mexico, Dubai, Kenya, and Tanzania.
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’92 | Sandra Berkowitz Gaffner C’92 and her husband, Scott Gaffner, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Diana Faye Gaffner, born July 9. They live in White Plains, N.Y., where Sandy is in private practice doing acupuncture and Scott does equity research at Lehman Brothers.
Ken Goldman C’92 and his wife, Marlo Hyman, announce the birth of their first child, Sophia Claire Goldman, on Aug. 10. She joins cousins Jack and Natalie Lieberman (see Liz Goldman C’94). Ken is an equity research analyst with Bear Stearns in New York and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cindy McTammany Donaldson C’93 married David Donaldson on Lake Tahoe May 27. “Dear alumni friends Drew Peters C’92 EAS’92 and Rick Winfield C’93 were in attendance on this gorgeous day. We plan to continue our lives together in Kings Beach, Calif., where I work at MWA Architecture and Engineering. We’d love to hear from old Penn friends at email@example.com.”
Gideon Evans C’93 writes, “My wife, Jill Weidman, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Kali Isadora Evans, on July 23. I live in the great borough of Brooklyn, New York, and I make my living working as a television writer and producer.”
Kurt Jacobs W’93 and Marcie Levine Jacobs C’94 GEd’95 are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Lucas Aaron Jacobs, on July 11 in New York. “We are all doing well and would love to hear from Penn friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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’94 | Stacey Anderson C’94 writes, “2006-07 was a very busy year for me and my family. I accepted the position of director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Montana in Aug. 2006. Joining big sister Gillian was my son, Rhys Joseph, who was born on Dec. 28. We moved into our newly built home in May, and I finished my master’s in public administration in July. We were lucky to visit several friends this past year, including Robert Dudley C’93, Rob Janssen EAS’94, Cathleen Cachero C’94, Jason McMillan C’94, and Juliana Herde Carter W’94. We continue to live in Helena, enjoying the great outdoors, and look forward to visits from our Penn friends. I would love to hear from friends at email@example.com.”
Liz Goldman C’94 and her husband, Brad Lieberman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Olivia on June 14. Her older brother Jack was glad to be able to celebrate his third birthday just a few days before his little sister’s arrival, and both are so happy to welcome their cousin Sophia (see Ken Goldman C’92) to the growing family. Liz is a psychiatrist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niraj Gusani EAS’94 W’94 M’98 and Nehal Patel Gusani C’95 W’95 are pleased to announce that they have moved to the Harrisburg-Hershey area in Pennsylvania. He has joined the surgery faculty of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (focusing on gastrointestinal oncologic surgery) and she is senior business manager at the New World Pasta Corporation (makers of the brands Ronzoni, San Giorgio, and Prince). Most important, they are thrilled to announce the birth in March of their daughter, Anjali Niraj Gusani, the newest member of the family and of the Class of 2029.
Dr. David M. Heimann C’94 married Dr. Julie Thysen on Nov. 11, 2006, at the Puck Building in New York. Alumni in the wedding party included his grandmother Natalie Blass-Greenberg CW’42, sister Gabrielle Heimann Schickler C’97 and her husband, Craig Schickler W’97, Caleb McArthur C’94, and David Seidman C’94, who was the best man. Other alumni attending included Karen Madigan GAr’77 (Julie’s aunt), and Tom Brodie W’84. Julie and David live in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia: he is completing a surgical-oncology fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center and she is completing a clinical neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at Penn.
Marcie Levine Jacobs C’94 GEd’95 see Kurt Jacobs W’93.
Nahush A. Mokadam C’94 M’98 writes, “I have finally completed my residency of seven years of general surgery (WashU in St. Louis) and two years of cardiothoracic surgery (UW in Seattle)! My wife, Sunita, and our twin four-year-old boys, Kiran and Kethan, are thrilled. I am now assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and associate director of heart-transplant and mechanical-circulatory support at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. I’d love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.”
Allison Keech Sanka C’94 and Jeff Sanka are proud to announce the birth of their son, Evan Michael Henry, on Oct. 27, 2006, at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles; he weighed 10 lbs. 0 oz.
Michael Shames C’94 firstname.lastname@example.org and his wife, Monica, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Aidan Shames, last November: he is their first child. They live in Los Angeles, where Michael is a television producer. “As the son of a Mask and Wig member, Sammy will be enrolling in tap classes soon but plans to avoid the whole ‘dressing as a woman’ scene.”
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’95 | Susan Garfield C’95 and Steve Noyes C’95 “are pleased to announce the birth of our second daughter, Maya Pearl Noyes, on May 15. She joins her big sister Lily Mae. We recently moved from Cambridge, Mass., to Wayland, and are making the adjustment to suburban living quite well. Steve is still working as a software engineer and I’m working in the area of women’s health, policy, and advocacy, while also pursuing a doctorate of public health.”
Nehal Patel Gusani C’95 W’95 see Niraj Gusani EAS’94 W’94 M’98.
Dan Margulies W’95 and Alyson Landa Margulies C’97 are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby boy, Alex Levi, on Aug. 11. He joined big sister Natalie, who is very excited to have a little brother.
Oreste R. Ramos C’95 L’98 was recently elected as capital partner of Pietrantoni, Mendez & Alvarez, LLP, in San Juan, P.R.; he is in its litigation-practice group.
Bridget Blaney Sullivan C’95 writes, “My son, Timothy Peter, was born on April 11. He joins big brother Cam as his partner in crime. I’m working in Boston as a systems analyst and would love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.”
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’96 | Jason S. Aschenbrand C’96 L’99 married Stephanie L. Donahue on Aug. 11; the ceremony and reception were held at the W Hotel in Union Square, New York. Many alumni attended, including Beta Theta Pi brothers, Jordan Dorfman C’96, Brian Kaplan W’97, and Ken Zide C’96 GGS’98; Jordan’s wife, Rachel Mudge Dorfman C’97; Matthew Rosler C’96 (a friend of Jason’s since elementary school); law-school friends and classmates Richard Sutton L’99 (a groomsman), Joshua Weiss L’99, Kristen Campana L’99, Jim Modzelewski L’99, and his wife, Lubna Mian L’97. Deborah S. K. Jagoda W’81 and Jane Fried Sheinfeld WG’86 GEng’87 also joined in the celebration. Jason and Stephanie live and work in New York, where he is a labor and employment attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP, and she is a nurse practitioner at the Rogosin Institute. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Balsamo C’96 W’96 married Daniela Vicinanza on July 4 in Sorrento, Italy. Alumni joining them for the celebration included Daniel Contento C’96, Pace Duckett C’96, Joe Farley C’96, John Boyle EAS’97, and Amy Tanaka C’01. Ed and Daniela live in Rome, where she is a teacher, and he is an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He notes, “It was great to have so many friends and family members join us in Italy for this wonderful occasion. We look forward to seeing others here in the future! I can be reached at email@example.com.”
Reid Griffith Fontaine L’96 writes, “I have accepted a position at the University of Arizona as assistant professor of psychology, policy, and law, with my primary appointment in the psychology department and affiliated faculty appointment in the College of Law. As part of the Rogers program on law and society, I teach in both Psychology and Law each year and am excited to join outstanding faculties in both departments.”
Coren P. Jagnow C’96 G’97 firstname.lastname@example.org and her husband, Jerry Myers, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Wilson Myers, on Jan. 17; he weighed in at 6 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 19.75 inches. He is doing great and Mom and Dad love being parents. They live in Richmond, Va., where Coren is a wildlife biologist with the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Franklin L. Lavin WG’96 is managing director and chief operating officer of Cushman & Wakefield Investors Asia Holdings, based in its Hong Kong office. Previously he was an under-secretary in the U.S. Commerce Department, 2005-07, after having served as the U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005.
Hayley Rosenman Rejwan C’96 and her husband, Coby, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Addyson Rose Rejwan, on June 25.
Lauren Blum Rosenthal C’96 and Jeff Rosenthal welcomed their baby boy, Logan Benjamin, on May 11. “Big sister Riley (three), loves having a baby brother, aka ‘my baby.’”
Matt Rosler C’96 writes, “After five years of running Pennfest, I have now created an ‘underground’ Penn site where we all can post and celebrate the accomplishments of Penn alumni everywhere, everydayfrom promoting film and music to promoting your business. Also, be sure to check out the photo galleries of past and presentand the 400+ Penn videos! Named after the big red structures on Superblock! www.duelingtampons.com.”
Suzie Roth C’96 married Max Greenhut C’96, 15 years after meeting at Kings Court English House and 13 years after their first kiss. Kevin Costello L’01 officiated at the ceremony at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Among the family and friends gathered to “celebrate the greatly anticipated occasion” were Suzie Chen C’97, Phoebe Hyde C’96, Kristen Kaschub C’96, John Liang W’96, Karen Agam Macarah C’96 and Matt Macarah C’98, David Magid C’96, Meagan Grealish Melville C’96, Karen Murphy C’96, Amanda Rounsaville C’96, Andrew Roth C’60, Peter Thomas Roth W’79, Nida Germanas Sanger C’96 and Chris Sanger C’96, Carolyn Stoeber C’94, Gregg Verbin W’96, and Wayne Weil C’93.
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’97 | Katie Hort Clement C’97 writes, “My husband, Jamie, and I welcomed our first child, Edward James Clement (Teddy), on Aug. 13. I had just finished a clerkship with a judge and so will be home for a few months before figuring out my next move.”
Michael I. Davidson GPU’97 L’97 in August joined the law firm of WolfBlock as counsel in its real-estate practice group; based in its Philadelphia office, he will also be a member of the public-finance and government-assisted and affordable-housing practice groups. He is a member of the boards of Federation Housing, Inc., the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, and the 1260 Housing Development Corporation.
Lisa Levenson Friedman C’97 married Eric Friedman WG’02 on June 30 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in her hometown, Pittsburgh. Alumni in the wedding party included Meredith Deutsch C’94, Gina Kim C’98 W’98 (who introduced Lisa and Eric in Nov. 2005), Michele Philip C’97, and Christopher Wong WG’02; also attending were Neal Agran WG’02, Daniel Feldstein WG’94, Ruhi Khan WG’02, Amy Richard Kopelman C’97 and Michael Kopelman C’97 WG’05, Hyun-Ju Kwak WG’02, Betty Zimmerman WG’02, Jennifer Mendel C’98, and Kate Tract Wasserman C’97. Lisa and Eric live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School in May, and joined the equity-research department of UBS as an associate analyst in July. He is a strategy manager at The Wall Street Journal.
Ari Gendason W’97 WG’05 and Helaine Cooper W’97 welcomed their second child, Skyler Paige, on April 16. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and joined big brother Bailey, who is almost two. Ari and Helaine live in Stamford, Conn., and would love to hear from old Penn friends email@example.com.
Andi Hernandez C’97 married Tony Lee on Aug. 4 at the Minnesota Boat Club in St. Paul. Alumni attending included bridesmaids Anna Figueras Kushner C’97 and Marie McMahon EAS’96, in addition to friends Allison Geuder EAS’96, Caith Kushner C’99 W’99, and John Capalbo C’97. Andi and Tony live in Boston, where she is the administrative director of research and academic affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and he is a reporter at Metro Boston and a freelance sportswriter.
Thomas Krol W’97, Lakeview, N.Y., has joined the Buffalo law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP, as an associate who practices commercial litigation.
Alyson Landa Margulies C’97 see Dan Margulies W’95.
Geoffrey E. Secol L’97 has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the tax practice in its New York office. Previously he was with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Tokyo.
Jessica Salzman Sullum C’97 writes, “My husband, Josh, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, Samantha Lindsay Sullum, on July 31. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz., and is bringing us tremendous joy. We live in New York, where I am director of Neal Meltzer Fine Art, an advisory service in contemporary art. Josh has a private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Manhattan.”
Laurie Nestler Williams C’97 emails, “My husband, Richard, and I proudly announce the birth of our daughter, Caitlin Ann; she arrived on July 3, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. We live in Lewisburg, Pa., and would love to hear from friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Tiffany Zientz C’97 married Alexander Heckler on June 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. Alumni participating in the wedding were bridesmaid Leah Fischman C’97 and ketubah-signer Lauren Fetell Kalb C’97. Other alumni who came to celebrate included Courtney Haas C’97, Edward Albowicz L’00, Brendan Kalb C’97, Matthew Adler C’99, Faquiry Diaz Cala W’97, Amelia Balonek W’97, Allison Weiss Brady C’93 and Chip Brady C’94 W’94, and Meredith Wisler Hoffman EAS’96 and Jonathon Hoffman W’94. After a wonderful honeymoon in France, Tiffany and Alex “returned to reality:” she is director of development for the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade and he is an attorney specializing in land development and government relations for Shutts & Bowen LLP. They live in Miami Beach.
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Frank Catrickes W’98 married Anastasia Primis on June 24, 2006, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, Pa. A reception followed at the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia; festivities began the previous evening with a rehearsal dinner on the Moshulu. Alumni in the wedding party included his mother, Pauline Lacas Catrickes CW’74, sisters Melanie Catrickes Tsarouhis C’00 GEd’03 and Maria Catrickes C’03 G’06, close friend Demetri Devieux C’99, and fraternity brothers Rajesh Malhotra W’98 and Juan Alejandro Ramos C’98. Other brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon included Nick Bhuta W’96 WG’97, Saam Farhang C’99 W’99 WG’00, Grant Geisen C’98, Brendan Gibbons C’97, Stephen Gresdo W’96, Kevin Jolly W’96, Daniel McCaughey C’99, Michael Miller W’97, Barton Murphy EAS’97, Bradley Murphy C’97, Adam Newmark C’00, Joshua Rappoport W’97, Gerry Russo C’99, Sophocles Sophocles C’99, Joshua Thimons W’98 WG’99, Daniel von Schacky C’99, and Jack Shores, Sig Ep’s long-time cook. Additional Penn friends celebrating included Peter Carpi EE’00, Daniel Cohn C’98, Alexander Nicolaou C’99, Nicholas Skiadas W’98 and his wife, Dr. Christine Curley Skiadas C’99 M’03, and Lara Afanassiev Devieux W’98. Other alumni at the wedding included Frank’s great-uncle Constantine Machikas W’49 and cousin Brittany Machikas C’07, Paul Mattis G’73, Dr. Cary Limberakis C’73 D’78, his daughter Jaclyn Limberakis C’08, Dr. Anthony Limberakis C’75 G’75 and his wife, Dr. Maria Borden Limberakis CW’75, Dr. Athan Gerovasiliou V’00, and Shawn Weede L’02 and his wife, Maria Kalogredis Weede L’02. Dr. Nicholas Souleles, associate professor of finance, and his wife, Dr. Alexis Michell, were also present. Frank and Anastasia enjoyed their honeymoon on Turtle Island and Vatulele in Fiji. They live in Boston, where he is a partner and portfolio manager at Wellington Management email@example.com, and she teaches fourth grade in Framingham.
Julie Virag Coren C’98 and her husband, Scott, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Marley Liza, on July 10. They live in Manhattan, where Julie is a special-education teacher in the public-school system.
Genevieve FitzGerald deLemos C’98 and Andrew deLemos C’98 M’05 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Benjamin, on April 15. They live in Cambridge, Mass., where Genevieve is corporate counsel for Genzyme and Andrew is in his final year of an internal-medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. They will be in the Boston area for the next several years, while he completes a gastroenterology fellowship at MGH.
Adam Eisner C’98 and Amy Bauml Eisner W’98 announce the birth of their second son, Andrew Elliot, on July 20. “Andy weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz., and measured 22 inches. He is the grandson of Dr. Larry Eisner M’74 and the nephew of Debbi Bauml Schultz C’00 WEv’05. We look forward to introducing Andy and his big brother Matthew to our classmates at our 10th Reunion in May. Pictures are available at www.AndyEisner.com.”
Christopher S. Jones C’98 married Jane E. Anderson GLA’10 on July 14 at the Gibbs Museum in St. Paul, Minn. The wedding party included David Braffman C’97; other alumni attending included Sarah Armour-Jones C’98 GGS’04, Sean Kerr EAS’93, Bill Pocklington W’80, Bill Hardt C’98, Ashley Grissom EAS’99 W’99, Christine Bricker GGS’06 GCP’09 and Matthew Bevers Gr’09 M’10, and Arrus Farmer GCP’08. After an amazing two-week honeymoon in the Greek Isles, Jane has begun studying for her master’s of landscape architecture at Penn and Christopher has returned to his position as director of business development with Portico Systems in Conshohocken, Pa.
Lauren Schlenoff Kowal C’98 L’01 and Andrew Kowal W’99 are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Juliette, on Dec. 15, 2006. They live in San Francisco, where Lauren is an attorney at the law firm Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass and Andrew works for the private-equity firm Francisco Partners.
Dr. Elisabeth Leiderman C’98 WG’07 and Dr. David Leiderman are “thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Ryder Justin, on July 30. Big brother Tyler (two years old at the time) couldn’t be more excited. They are the sweetest, most delightful boys, who brighten our days. We recently moved back to New York, after I graduated from Wharton in May, and am now working as a biotech investment banker.”
Logan Levkoff C’98 GEd’99 www.loganlevkoff.com has written a new book, Third Base Ain’t What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex TodayAnd How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults, which has been by published by NAL/Penguin.
Adam Michaels EAS’98 and Natalya Gurevich Michaels W’98 are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Gregory Daniel Michaels, on Aug. 15, at 7:53 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. “Everyone is doing great and enjoying the new addition to our family. Our emails are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.”
Rena Sichel Rosen C’98 and Jason Rosen welcomed Charles Isaac on Dec. 14, 2006. He joined big brother Benjamin (three). Rena, Jason, Benjamin, and Charlie live in Manhattan, where she teaches historic preservation as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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’99 | Eytan Apter C’99 married Stacey Schmulowitz on Aug. 5 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Jersey. They live in New York. Attending the wedding were Jonathan Apter EAS’02 W’02 and Rachel Wainer Apter C’02, Zachary Wainer C’10, Howie Goodman EAS’98, Jon Freedberg EAS’99 W’99, Avi Korn W’00, Joshua Drazen W’00, Susan Helft Gr’10, Caleb Weintraub GFA’03, Mitch Weinberg C’00 M’04, Adam Zitter C’01, Elana Koss C’00, and Ilana Edelman-Kustanowitz C’00.
Matthew Bender W’99 see Tori Katz C’01.
Andrew Kowal W’99 see Lauren Schlenoff Kowal C’98 L’01.
Meagan Axelroth Friedman C’99 and her husband, Elliott, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Reese, on May 7. They currently live in Houston, Tex., where she is a first-grade teacher, but will relocate to Atlanta next summer.
Jennifer White C’99 married Michael Peters on June 29 at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, N.C. It was a week-long beach celebration that was filled with family and friends, including many alumni. In the bridal party were Sophie Bosch de Hood C’99 W’99, Yodit Teklemariam C’99, Denise Sandole C’99, Beth Linn C’99, Sarah Dunn C’99, Sarah Wright C’99, Jacky Flood Macko C’99, and Drew Osler Wightman C’99. Other alumni attending were Alfonso Chang EAS’98, Audrey Heinel Rubano Nu’99 GNu’02, and Megan Sullivan C’99. Jen and Michael live in Toronto: she is currently pursuing a dual master’s in international policy at Columbia and an MBA at the University of Toronto, and he is corporate counsel for Celestica.
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’00 | Kevin Dreyer EAS’00 married Anja Soczewska on July 7 at St. Stanislaus Church in New York. The groomsmen included James Oakley C’00 and David Klein EAS’00; also attending were Erik Doebel W’00 and Paola Della Peruta Doebel C’01, Imri Eisner C’01 W’01, Josh Krotec EAS’01 W’01 and Cathy Zorc C’00, and Gregory Slawsky EE’01. A tropical-themed reception followed at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, after which Kevin and Anja toured the French Riviera for their honeymoon. They live in Manhattan, where he is a research analyst and portfolio manager at Gabelli & Company and she is a fashion designer.
Peter Gordon C’00 WG’08 married Ellen Saft at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia on July 28. Alumni attending were Ankur Kumar W’01 (groomsman), Neil Van Leeuwen C’00, Adam Thomas C’00, Clif Haugen EAS’01 W’01 GEng’01, Daniel Ron W’00, David Morris W’00, Gerard Berry C’00, Laura Carr Nu’00, Mindy Spire C’00, Beny Podlubny WG’08, and Erin Cohen Berk C’97. Peter is currently in his second year of the MBA program at Wharton. Ellen is a first-grade teacher at the Alliance For Progress Charter School in North Philadelphia.
Rachael Iannucci Kanapka C’00 and Robert Kanapka C’00 “welcomed our twin daughters, Anna Elaine and Kate Frances, on Nov. 24, 2006, in Boston.”
Elizabeth Kotora Nu’00 married Jared Taylor on May 26 at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church in San Diego. The matron of honor was Kathleen Crinklaw Hughes Nu’00. She is a pediatric nurse working at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathleen is a neonatal nurse working at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Both in the NROTC program at Penn, they were stationed together in San Diego, and separated from the Navy in 2004.
Michael Tieff EAS’00 L’03 in July joined the law firm of Fish & Richardson P.C., in Wilmington, Del., as an associate in its patent group. Previously he was an associate at Woodcock Washburn LLP in Philadelphia.
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’01 | Dr. Renee Folcik C’01 married Dr. Matthew Behme on June 30 at St. Theresa’s Church in Linden, N.J. Alumni in the bridal party were Stephanie Foster Berez C’01, Jessica Miness Whitehill C’01, and Tammy Mirensky EAS’01 M’05; Jill Kleczko C’00 also joined in the celebration. Renee and Matthew honeymooned for two weeks in the Greek Isles. A third-year resident in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., she will start her neonatology fellowship at Jefferson next year. He is a third-year resident in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. They live in Ridley, Pa.
Jed Fonner EAS’01 W’01 writes, “On Sept. 2, I married Nicole Owings in a small, outdoor ceremony near the water in Havre De Grace, Md. My groomsmen were my fellow roommates and classmates Malhar Saraiya EAS’02 W’02, Vaibhav Saraiya EAS’01 W’01 WG’09, Brian Lee EAS’02 W’02, Nimita Shah EAS’02 W’02, and Ben Williams EAS’01. I am an engineering manager at Appian Corporation, a software company in Virginia, where I’ve been working since graduation. Nicole is a project director at Danya International in Maryland. We live in Washington.”
Tori Katz C’01 married Matthew Bender W’99 on June 23 at the Harmonie Club in New York. Rabbi Lisa Izes C’94 performed the ceremony. Members of the wedding party included Alyson Fien Schonholz C’01, Lauren Sokoloff Manton C’01, Kari Posner C’01, Paula Miller C’01, Justin Wellen W’99, Roland Del Cid W’99, Jordan Goldstein C’99, and Matthew Adler C’99. Other alumni attending included James Elliot C’92, Rick Berdon W’65, David Berdon WG’97, Nancy Silva Berdon W’97, Matan Ben Aviv C’00, Daniel Zamlong W’99, Howie Blumenstein W’99, Greg Kalnit W’99, Annie Berenbom C’01, Jessica Boar C’99, Jill Wygoda Bohrer C’01, Caryn Lazaroff W’99, Robin Grossman Poliakoff C’99, Jennie Salwen Rosenzweig C’01 GEd’04 and Brian Rosenzweig C’01, Scott Taffet C’01, Stacy Baum C’01, Adam Schiff C’01, Jon Schmerin C’00, Matthew Schonholz C’00 L’05, and Caryn Zieses EAS’01. Tori and Matthew now live in Chicago, and can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Silver C’01 married Joshua Richman on July 21 at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. Participating in the wedding were bridesmaids Jill Steinberg C’01 (who sent in this note), Amanda Scheiner C’01, Julia Gabella C’01, Marilyn Assicurato C’01, and Philippa Content C’00. Other alumni attending the wedding were Mark Lion C’02, Tara Glenn C’02, Meryl Cohen Levin C’01, Joey Levin EAS’01 W’01, Jennifer Landsidle C’01, and Jessica Oliff C’00. Lisa and Josh live in Brooklyn, where she is attending medical school at SUNY Downstate and he is associate marketing director at ESPN The Magazine; they met in 2003 when they worked together at Maxim magazine.
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Ken Merriam EAS’02 graduated from MIT in June with an MBA and a master’s in civil engineering. His wife, Jacqueline Bueso-Merriam C’02, spent part of last year as a research associate at MIT’s poverty-action laboratory, after having graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a master’s in public administration, international development. Before, they had lived in Luxembourg for six months, while he was developing his thesis at Amazon.com’s European headquarters (a project with supply-chain optimization, for which he later received honorable mention from MIT). They traveled in Europe, including Greece and the Czech Republic. And they celebrated their third wedding anniversary on July 17 this year. Having moved to Washington, Ken works in the supply-chain work group of Accenture Consulting and Jacqueline is in the development-effectiveness unit of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.
Rachel Suntheimer C’02 married David Hausladen C’02 on Aug. 11 in a beautiful ceremony in Connecticut. Alumni in the wedding party included Dustin Hausladen EAS’98 and Kathyrn Wood C’02. Thomas UyBarreta C’01 GGS’04 read at the ceremony. Other alumni attending included Soojin Eriksen C’02, Catherine Holland C’01 GGS’06, Maya Krigman C’04, Mark Krugman Nu’04, Lowell Lamb C’05, Lesley Lewis C’01, Morgan Lopez W’03, Jacqueline Morrison C’03, Sean Perschy C’01 W’01, Nate Pinney W’03, Bethany Powell W’02, Jodi Reynolds C’00 WEv’03, Jason Rosin C’03, Eul Suh W’02, and Gabe Tompkins EAS’02 GEng’03.
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Marissa Miley C’03 writes, “My first book was published by William Morrow on Aug. 28: Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival at a New England Prep School, is a work of non-fiction about teenage life today. It follows seven students through their senior year at Milton Academy, near Boston, and is about their social and sexual experiences. My co-author, Abigail Jones, and I are thrilled. Visit our website for readings, appearances, and more www.restlessvirginsthebook.com.”
Daniel Remick C’03 see Abby Rosenstein C’04.
Chris Smith W’03 and Erin Foley W’03 are proud to announce their engagement; they both live in New York. He is an analyst for Karsch Capital Management, a long- and short-equity hedge fund, where he specializes in consumer services and media sectors. She recently left Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, where she had been working since graduation. She began law school at Columbia University this fall, and looks forward to starting a new career in human-rights law. The wedding will take place next September in Rhode Island.
Michael Volodarsky EAS’03 married Rachel Singer SW’07 on June 30 at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, N.J. Alumni attending included her parents, Alan Singer L’74 and Sharon Singer SW’01. The wedding party included Jill Lefkowitz SW’07, Marvin Li EAS’02, Farid Razavi C’03, and Samoil Samak EAS’04. Other guests included Jen Purgatorio EAS’04, Chris Rose EAS’04, Berk Kapicioglu C’04 EAS’04, Euree Choi D’08, Eric Dziurzynski C’03 GEng’05, Victoria Chertok EAS’03 and Edward Zawadzki CGS’05, Nicole Treiber SW’07, Randy Merer W’98, Rashid Tuweiq EAS’04 W’04, and Jenny Yan W’03.
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’04 | Ruth Benjamin C’04 EAS’04, Philadelphia, in August joined the architecture-practice group of RMJM Hillier as a designer in the Philadelphia office. She is working on the Virgin Spa at Natirar, N.J., and the special-events center of the Baptist Temple at Temple University.
Hillary Cohn C’04 married Daniel Aizenman on May 27 at the Red Lion in Boulder, Colo. Alumni attending were Samantha Basdeo Paul W’04 and Bobby Paul WEv’03, Sarah Singer C’04, Crystal Chukwuma C’04, Rose Muravchick C’04 GGS’07, Michael Karas C’04, Christine Frauenhoffer C’04, Jacqueline Schafer C’04, Jill Goldberg C’04, Jennifer Winston C’03, and Joanna Lagstein C’05. Daniel is a senior designer at Communication Arts and Hillary is starting law school at the University of Colorado. They live in Boulder.
Susan Francia C’04 G’04 won a gold medal at the 2007 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. She stroked the U.S. women’s 8+ boat, which beat second-place Germany by over 2 seconds across the 2000m course. She walked on to the rowing team at Penn as a sophomore, and continued her rowing career after graduating. She hopes to represent the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Sam Gabbita WG’04 and Jessica Kennedy W’04 are very excited to announce their engagement! He proposed on July 21, during a surprise weekend at the Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley. Although their paths had crossed many times at Penn, they did not meet until they shared an elevator one day in New York. Jessica: “He was the most gentlemanly, sincere person. And I thought it was a great sign that he loved Bernese mountain dogs!” Sam: “I thought she was sparkly (if that is a word!) and brilliant. We met at the perfect time.” They live in San Francisco with their Cavalier King Charles puppy, Sunflower. Jessica recently left investment banking at Goldman Sachs to pursue a Ph.D. at Berkeley in organizational behavior. Sam is working in clean-technology venture capital at DFJ Element.
Daniel T. Goldstein C’04 and Dara Feith Tye C’05 are happy to announce their engagement on May 24: he proposed in front of the Love statue on Locust Walk. He is a medical student at Jefferson Medical College and she works as an account coordinator at AgileCat in Philadelphia. They are planning an April wedding.
Abby Rosenstein C’04 married Daniel Remick C’03 on July 21 at the Cicada Restaurant in Los Angeles. Alumni in the wedding party included best man Josh Remick C’00; bridesmaids Lauren Pratto C’04, Julia Michelson C’04, Amy Koenigsberg Remick C’00, and Janet Rubin Mann C’04 (honorary); and groomsman Michael Sand W’03. Other alumni attending the wedding were Brian Neider W’03, Jonah Marcus C’03, Ilana Katz W’03, Adam Harris C’00 and Colby Kant Harris C’99, and Zach Harris W’05. After a wonderful wedding, Abby and Daniel honeymooned in French Polynesia; they returned to Toronto, where they live with their three-year-old dog, Denny, who welcomed them home. She is getting her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Toronto and Daniel recently graduated from law school and now works at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg.
Alissa Dicker Schrieber C’04 married Michael Schrieber on June 16 at Cipriani’s Wall Street in New York. Alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaids Alison Brophy C’04, Suzie Cohen C’04, Leah Hirsch C’04, Kate Jay C’04, Danielle Love C’04 EAS’04, and Cassie Silverman C’04. Other friends attending included Nikki Moses Adler C’03 and Michael Adler C’03 G’03, Alexis Brunswick C’04, Ross Clark C’04, Mary Gover C’04, Bret Hirsh CGS’04, Amanda Hurst C’04, Paul Laskow C’04, Kate Lehman C’04, Emily Lerman C’04, Emily Loeb C’04, Alison Love EAS’00, Elisabeth Muller C’04, Ilene Peyser C’03, Ashley Rapoport C’04, Rachel Reibman C’05, Daniel Rothberg C’04, Lauren Sokolowski W’03, Scott Stelzer W’91 WG’96, Jodi Stillman C’03, and Lauren Weinstein C’02. Alissa and Michael honeymooned in Europe; they live in New York.
Adam Yedlin C’04 married Jennifer Ingerman C’05 on June 3. He is completing his final year at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and she is working on her doctorate in child psychology at St. John’s College, Queens.
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’05 | Wanda Lopez Bobonis GFA’05, Philadelphia, in August joined the historic-preservation practice group of RMJM Hillier, serving both its Philadelphia and Washington offices. She is working on the modernization of the U.S. Supreme Court building and the Camp Rehoboth Community Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Lesley Horton C’05 was featured in an article, “Fully Prepared for Anything,” in The New York Times (Aug. 5) on her apartment hunt last spring. She is at law school at New York University. She found a one-bedroom for $1,400 in Park Slope, “near where her boyfriend, Daven Johnson EAS’04 W’04, lives. ‘I never realized how proud a person could be of their credit report,’ she said. ‘[the landlord] said, “You look like a nice girl, and your credit score is better than mine.” So I am cheering inside. He didn’t really glance at the other documentation. He just told me the apartment gets really warm in the summer and a little nippy in the winter. It was pretty much anti-climactic.’ She painted some walls, added shelves, and filled them with mementos of Ghana, where she had studied. She bought a ladder and borrowed a drill from her boyfriend so she could install curtain rods. ‘That is the only time I dreaded having all those windows, because it took so long,’ she said. Daven, who now works in digital media, said the landlord was right about the summer heat. ‘I gave her a lot of trouble with not having air-conditioning.’ So she bought a window air-conditioner and installed it herself. ‘Daven was quite shocked at this,’ she said. “He said, ‘Call me if you need my help.’” But she didn’t. ‘Once you put the bracket in,’ she said, ‘it wasn’t that difficult.’”
Jennifer Ingerman C’05 see Adam Yedlin C’04.
Dara Feith Tye C’05 see Daniel T. Goldstein C’04.
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’06 | Vincent Citarelli GrEd’06, Thornton, Pa., is the new director of human resources for the Radnor Township School District. Previously he was director of professional development for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
Barry Hilts G’06 is vice president of support services for Cambridge Health Alliance, a regional healthcare system in and around Boston. Previously he was associate vice president for facilities and real estate services at Penn.
Emma Kirwan C’06 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to study agriculture in Ecuador.
Austin Lavin C’06 and his 16-year-old sister, Celeste, are excited to announce the launch of their company www.myfirstpaycheck.com, a job-posting website for teens by teens “It provides a marketplace for young people to find first jobs, job advice, and resources; starting in the Philadelphia area, we hope to expand nationwide soon.”
Danielle Rosenblatt C’06 (www.daniellerosenblatt.com) has written The Ant in the Cellar, “127 pages of poetry, humor, and life lessons.” A member of Philly Fellows, a new postgraduate program, she was awarded a one-year fellowship to work at Freire Charter School in downtown Philadelphia.
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’07 | Traci Barrett C’07 married Edward Kennedy C’07 on July 21 in Pottstown, Pa. They have begun graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and he in biostatistics.
Marco Cerino C’07 in July took a sales position with the New York Red Bulls, the Major League Soccer team that currently plays in Giants Stadium, but will soon move into Red Bull Park in Harrison, N.J.
Jennie Graves GFA’07, Arlington, Va., in August joined the historic-preservation practice group of RMJM Hillier, in its Washington office.
Tim Karmazsin C’07 in July joined the 18-month management-training program of Developers Diversified Realty, a Cleveland-based real estate investment trust.
Rachel Singer SW’07 see Michael Volodarsky EAS’03.
Joseph Spector WG’07, Philadelphia, writes, “I have decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge: I have partnered with a Penn Law grad to start www.QuieroLatino.com. It is an online-dating community targeting professional Latinos. Before graduation we had made it far in several business-plan competitions and incubator programs. After lining up an amazing team of community leaders, marketing professionals, and financiers for our advisory board, we decided to roll up our sleeves and pass up lucrative full-time opportunities to pursue our promising business venture. It will differentiate itself by taking a local grassroots approach, by establishing relationships with local organizations and having local events to promote the brand. We launched in September with a focus on the Northeast, before finally making out West by early 2008.”
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