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Dr. Frank R. Braden Jr. C’30 M’33 writes, "It has been many a year since Class of 1933 and Medicine 1933, and most of those who may have remembered me are long gone. My social fraternity, Sigma Pi, gave up the ghost many years ago as did my medical fraternity, Alpha Kappa Kappa. All of my buddies from Sigma Pi, the close little group, are long dead but there are a few of my medical friends still alive and kicking. When I remarked to Dr. Bernie Behrend C’29 M’33 that there were only 30 some left out of a class of 125 or so—and doubted the veracity of the count—he remarked, ‘Hey, Buck we’re old!’" Dr. Braden was featured in a spread in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in June, describing his recent 90th birthday celebrations and his life and work in Coraopolis, Pa. Still maintaining his practice, he makes house calls—in some cases to folks in their nineties whom he attended high school with. By consulting the computers at Sewickley Valley Hospital he keeps up with his patients there, and sees them every Thursday; he was on staff there for 35 years. Buck even played patient to himself, when he lay in bed reading his own x-rays while recovering from broken ribs after falling on ice in the winter. In the summer, he took a trip to Scotland with his daughter. He quipped in his letter: "… if you ever live long enough, everyone who might remember youthful indiscretions dies off—and you’re home free."



Herman M. Steinberg WEv’45 writes that after Penn he was employed as the comptroller of a mutual casualty and fire insurance company, and in 1948 "proceeded to develop my practice in public accounting for the following 40 years or so. I am retired now and living in sunny southern California near our children and grandchildren. My biggest thrill and pleasure came when one of my grandsons, Todd Golditch, was accepted and admitted to the Wharton School where he [has] entered his junior year. Todd has made his parents and grandparent very proud."



Norman P. Zarwin C’52 L’55, the senior member of the Philadelphia law firm of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan & O’Donnell, P.C., has a long-term involvement with the retail petroleum industry and its trade associations; in September he spoke on "The Future of Retail Gas Marketing" to a meeting of New Jersey Texaco and Shell gasoline dealers.

Dr. Robert G. Gallager EE’53, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, in June received this year’s Harvey Prize for science and technology from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, for "outstanding achievements in industrial microbiology and biotechnology and his unique role in promoting cooperation between industry and academia."

Harris Ominsky W’53 L’56 is a partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, where he practices in the field of real-estate acquisitions, financing and leasing. He led a roundtable at the August ABA annual meeting, and spoke on "Tenants’ Rights to Assign Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy."

Neil R. Greene Ar’56 <> served as chief architect in the U.S. Air Force H.Q. Systems Command, for more than 12 bases 1977-92, and as chief of engineering at Andrews Air Force Base, retiring as chief of planning in 1995. After 31 years with the Air Force Reserve, he retired as an Air Force colonel and the reserve commander of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. And he lectured at various Air Force bases across the country on architecture and urban planning. Currently Neil is a director of the Potomac Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects (he is a past president), and is chairing a "2020 Vision" seminar on Washington regional planning and transportation for architectural and planning professionals at the AIA national offices. Very involved in planning and transit groups, he is an advocate of the Maryland governor’s "Smart Growth" program.

Dr. Harold P. Koller M’59 has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the ophthalmology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also recently received the Outstanding Tulane Eye Alumnus Award at the Tulane Eye Alumni meeting earlier this year.

Peter Steffian Ar’59 is chair of Steffian Bradley Architects, the Boston firm of 75 architects, interior designers and environmental graphic designers. He was recently elected first vice president, president-elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; he previously served as second vice president and treasurer.



Philip L. Leifer C’60 EE’61 GEE’64 won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this year for his role as project engineer and chief designer of the Videotek VTM-200, television studio-broadcast equipment for the testing and monitoring of color-television signals. For details, see

Dr. Michael J. Uricheck C’62, a senior member of the chemistry department at Western Connecticut State University, received its professional-achievement award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of chemistry. His research has included the chemistry of snake venom and the role of vanadium in the prevention of dental caries.

Kitsie Converse Schelter CW’63 GGS’95 was part of the Expedition Inspiration team climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in February, to raise money for breast-cancer research. "I was thankful to receive over $16,350 in donations, many of them from my Penn friends. As the result of these contributions, many colorful, personalized tribute flags accompanied me up the mountain. Seeing them flying around the campsites during the week’s trek was an overwhelmingly beautiful sight. A real high."

Dr. Ronald Jeremiah Schindler C’64 Gr’78 has been reappointed visiting professor of intellectual heritage at Temple University for this academic year.

Dr. Andrew Glass M’65 is senior investigator and director of oncology research at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing breast-cancer clinical trials; two recent projects he has been involved with are the STAR clinical trial and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project. The STAR trial, which began this year, compares tamoxifen and raloxifene to determine the effectiveness for preventing breast cancer and the frequency of side effects; 20,000 women will be administered one of the drugs for five years, and monitored for two years. This year he is conducting a trial to determine the effectiveness after surgery of intensive, short-term treatment as compared to less-intensive, long-term treatment.

Peter Greenberg C’65 L’68, a partner in the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, received the ABA pro bono publico award this year with another partner for their work representing a young woman in Lancaster County (Pa.), currently serving a life sentence for murder; the case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Hon. Edward G. Rendell C’65, mayor of Philadelphia, spoke at the May commencement ceremony of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.

John R. Doman C’66 appears in the role of psychiatrist Dr. Carl DeRaad this season on NBC’s E.R.

Rochelle Salkin Gealt CW’68 is a reading specialist working at Woodrow Wilson High School in the Camden (N.J.) public-school system. She was recently awarded first place in the high-school division by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News in their First Annual Innovative Teachers contest; these papers published her ideas in a booklet for classroom teachers in time for this school year.

Carol Kiryluk CW’68 has joined Ryder System, Inc., as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. She had been senior vice president for human resources with the Tupperware Corp.

Elsie Sterling Howard CW’68 <> is thrilled to announce the birth of her grandson, Harrison Eli Tandy, whose mother, Heidi Howard Tandy C’92, delivered him on August 2 at 9:15 a.m.



Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez G’70 was appointed president of Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design in August. She had served two terms on the City Council (and also ran as the first woman seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor) and previously was professor of social administration at Temple University and director of its Child Care and Family Policy Institute.

Sherrie Raiken Savett CW’70 L’73 is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., where she is chair of its securities-litigation department. She was named by Philadelphia magazine (in its March survey) as one of the best class-action litigation lawyers in the Philadelphia region, citing her successful recent settlement of a record $220 million in cash for shareholders in a federal securities-fraud case. Also, in late May she appeared on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather to discuss securities-fraud litigation.

Jeffrey M. Weingarten W’70, London, announced in September the opening of Buttonwood Capital Partners there; he is one of the principals.

Shary Page Berg CW’71, Cambridge, Mass., is pleased to announce that she has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Steven Gayle C’71 was elected international vice president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers for 2000, and president for 2001. He is executive director of the Binghamton (N.Y.) Metropolitan Transportation Study.

Bob Kosian W’71 WG’76 <> e-mails that "after having spent the better part of the last 25 years in corporate finance, and Penn playing an important role in preparation, it was synchronicity when the opportunity to buy Penn Racquet Sports presented itself recently. I’m living in London, and in December joined one of my former clients, the owner of Head Holdings (one of the world leaders in tennis, skiing and scuba products under the Head, Tyrolia and Mares brands) to buy additional companies. We were successful in our effort and in May added Penn, the world’s number-one-selling tennis ball to the Head company. (I’m also pleased to report that a few Penn alums have rented my House in Kiawah Island as advertised in the Gazette.) On the business front, I am actively looking to buy established private companies with sales in excess of $10 million."

Geraldine B. Laybourne GEd’71 is chair and CEO of Oxygen Media, a multimedia company she runs with her husband, Kit. She had been at Viacom, instrumental in the creation and development of Nickelodeon, the popular children’s cable-TV network; then was with Disney, running its cable properties. Since leaving there in May of last year, she has built up Oxygen Media. Geraldine was included in the Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women ( She was quoted, "‘I see some amazing opportunities. … Women are underserved and underestimated as consumers. Plus, the Internet is this phenomenal, organic and democratic vehicle that’s ideal for communicating with women. It will eventually converge with television.’"

Jay Lurch WG’71 <> celebrated his 25th anniversary with Kraft Foods on September 30. He is director of sales information for its divisions located in Westchester County, N.Y.

Mona Goldman Yudkoff Nu’71, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., has run, since 1990, Mona Yudkoff Rehab Consultants, which provides private case management to people with catastrophic injuries who are involved in litigation with life-care plans. She is married to Marc Yudkoff; one daughter, Dari, is a junior at Penn, and Aliza and Shira are in high school.

Dr. Carol Lynn Mandle Nu’72 GNu’75 is an associate professor at Boston College and co-director and senior scientist at the Mind Medical Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Mandle Jr. Gr’75, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with their three children, Jonathan, David and Elizabeth.

Dr. Louis E. Baxter Sr. C’73 recently was named the medical director of the physicians’ health program of the Medical Society of New Jersey; this is the first full-time program in the country. Last year named a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he serves on a number of state and national committees. He and his wife, Olivia Holmes Baxter, have two children, Louis Jr. and Tia.

Ed Flanagan C’73, the Vermont state auditor, had raised $221,000 in the first half of this year—enough money in the Green Mountain State for a serious bid by him next year for either a congressional or U.S. Senate seat. Being openly gay has not been a setback in past campaigns, as he emphasized his fiscal accomplishments.

Dr. Boris Komrovsky C’73 was elected in May president of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland.

Barbara Braun Schoenfeld CW’74 GCP’77 SW’77 <> has joined the investment advisory business of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as institutional marketing manager in its Boston office. Most recently she was deputy treasurer and general counsel for the State of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence with her husband, Dr. Larry Schoenfeld, and their three sons, Alexander (17), Gordon (14) and Max (6).

Neil Groberg W’75 opened a law practice last year in Middlefield, Conn., after almost 20 years as an employment attorney in a variety of for-profit and non-profit institutions and government. His practice provides "expert yet understandable and practical legal advice on a myriad of employment issues. I have lived in Cheshire with my wife, Dr. Ellen B. Wolfson, 14-year-old daughter Becky and 10-year-old son Dan for over 10 years."

Evan Sarzin C’75 <> is a lawyer in New York and, with partner Charley Gerard, the publisher of books of jazz music.

Dr. Susan Slaninka GNu’75 received the Lindback distinguished-teaching award from West Chester University. Her most recent article was on nursing-teaching theories in Nurse Education (May-June).

Jorge Wegbrait C’75 ChE’75 <> El Paso, Texas, has been appointed general manager of El Paso PVC, a division of PVC Compounders, Inc.

Andrea Devoti Nu’76 GNu’82 is VP/COO of Neighborhood Health Agencies, which provides home care, hospice and private-duty CNA homemakers and companion services to Chester, western Delaware, eastern Lancaster, southern Berks and western Montgomery counties; she has been in this position since June of last year. The agency is part of the Chester County Health Care network, and recently became part of the Penn Home Care Network.

Sunny Mindel SAMP’76 was appointed press secretary to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in June; she had been director of public affairs in the Mayor’s Office for Emergency Management, and earlier, chief spokesperson and press secretary for his re-election campaign in 1997.

John Palko W’76 "suffers from a life-threatening disease, sclerdoma, that affects a person’s lung function … With a transplant, he stands a good chance of survival. … notwithstanding the fact that John has disability and health insurance, [he] and his family stand to incur over $100,000 in out-of-pocket expenses and costs," writes Greg Fencik C’88, of Orlando, Fla., who has known John for more than 10 years there. "I’m writing … to let John’s classmates know of his situation and to invite them to make contributions on his behalf. Contributions can be mailed to the National Transplant Assistance Fund at PO Box 258, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010."

James C. Ingram L’77 e-mails that after 20 years at the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, he has become senior counsel to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J. The foundation is "the nation’s largest health-care philanthropy, and makes grants targeted to improve the health and health care of all Americans."

Libby Margolis-Pineo C’77 <>, Portland, Maine, started her own graphic design business in 1983, following the birth of her first daughter. Three daughters later, margolis pineo concept, copy & design has grown into a full-service, award-winning visual-communications firm, while staying small and manageable. "Shared successes are so much sweeter."

Pamela Fish Zingeser C’77 was promoted to vice president of Birch & Davis, a health-care management-consulting firm in Silver Spring, Md. With that firm for over 20 years, she specializes in federal health-care programs.

Dr. Lloyd Komatsu G’78 Gr’83 has been promoted to professor of psychology at Carleton College, where he has taught since 1985.

Peter Laberee C’78 L’82 <> and his wife, Rosemary, are delighted to report the birth of their son, Andrew Victor, in August. Andrew joins siblings John and Nora at home in Cherry Hill, N.J. Peter is a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll in Philadelphia, concentrating on bank and venture finance and communications transactions.

Michael Mitrano C’78 and his wife, Susan, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Daniel James, on June 10. "He joins his brother Peter (three) and sister Sarah (five), in our busy family."

Michelle Extract Schimel SAMP’78 is the Democratic candidate for town clerk of North Hempstead, N.Y.; the election is this month (November). Co-founder, with Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, of the Long Island chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, she currently is its co-chair, and serves on the board of the state group. Her husband, Mark Schimel C’77 WG’80, was written about in The New York Times earlier this year for his work with It’s Easy, a Manhattan company that expedites passports and visas for people in a hurry. They live in Great Neck with their two sons, Alex and Spencer.

Jordan E. Yarett L’78 has joined the New York international-law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a partner in its financing group. He had been managing partner at the structured-finance group of Battle Fowler LLP.

Matt Greenberg C’79 <> was recently appointed executive director of the Jewish Family Service of Stamford, Conn. He relocated with his wife, Marsha, and their children, Yoni and Eli, and they now live in Stamford.

Kimberly Haas C’79 and John Diliberto C’76 have spent 1999 celebrating the 10th anniversary of their daily national radio program, Echoes ( Heard on over 150 Public Radio International stations from Puerto Rico to Alaska, it is "a soundscape of world fusion and ambient music, with interviews and concerts." They commemorated the actual anniversary with special programs of their top ten artists, and the top ten musical trends of the past decade.

Richard A. Levan C’79, a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, was appointed chair-elect of the ABA’s financial-services integration committee.

Carl Loo W’79 has started NextEd, a Hong Kong-based provider of infrastructure for universities, corporate training organizations and adult-education providers to market their courses on the Internet. He is the father of two sets of twins, Jonathan and Caitlin (who turned five on November 1) and Mark and Matthew (16 months).

Richard S. Perelman C’79 WG’84 L’84, an attorney with Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in its Philadelphia office, who specializes in banking and bankruptcy law, was named a partner of the firm in July.


Alan Garber W’80 has joined the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP as a litigation associate.

Dale Lawrence W’80 WG’87, New York, was promoted to vice president of research and marketing for Turner Sports Sales; he had been director of sports research and marketing.

Steven K. Ludwig W’80 L’83, a partner specializing in labor and employment litigation in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, LLP, was appointed to the board of the Philadelphia Women’s Law Project.

Katherine E. Newmann C’80 married John R. Enea on May 16. They are both on the staff of the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., a state regional theater.

Randi Brosterman W’81 WG’88 was recently made a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. The financial-services industry leader for the New York tri-state region management solutions and services practice within Deloitte, she is a consultant to securities and investments firms on operations and information technology. Randi married Bob Hutchens WG’88 nine years ago, and they have two beautiful children, Jonathan (five) and Jennifer (three). Bob is a principal with A.T. Kearney, a management-consulting firm in New York; one of his responsibilities is leading its recruiting efforts at Wharton this academic year. In September, Randi and Bob moved from Manhattan to a new home in Chappaqua, N.Y.

Jeanne Marie Flinn Scott C’81 graduated from the Roger Williams University School of Law in May.

Michael Simon C’81 has been appointed president of American Corporate Services, an international investment-banking firm; he joined the company in 1984 and served as managing director since 1989, instrumental in its overseas expansion. He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters and live in Westfield, N.J.

Dr. Deborah D. Wright C’81 successfully completed a doctor of psychology degree, specializing in organizational psychology, from Rutgers University in May. For this academic year she has accepted a one-year, renewable, full-time adjunct teaching position at Beaver College, and is "working with a national consulting group whose areas of expertise include call-center environments and telecommunications. And if that’s not enough, I also provide organizational consulting services to local businesses in the Delaware Valley area. As you can see, I’ve been quite busy during my post-Penn days. Although completing the doctoral degree was an arduous task, I feel it was well worth the investment. In some ways, there is a sense of joy and understanding that all things are possible; a feeling of personal accomplishment that I have not experienced since the day I graduated from Penn."

Carol Moller Bratsos CGS’82 had three allegories from her series Window Into a Woman’s World included in a juried competition at the Elmhurst (Ill.) Art Museum in late 1998.

Lauren Young Hansen EE’82 and her husband, Jeff Hansen, are happy to announce the birth of Clayton Edward on July 28. He is welcomed by his five-year-old brother Tyler. They live in Newark, Del., where Lauren is an information designer for DuPont.

Steve Todd EAS’82 <> and his wife, Lori, welcomed a new son, Trevor, on June 8. Proudest of all is big brother Andrew, who is three years old. Steve works at TRW building satellites, while Lori is a United Air Lines pilot; they live in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Andy Wels W’82 <> in August joined Waterhouse Securities, the second largest discount brokerage firm in the world, as senior vice president and assistant general counsel in charge of regulation and compliance.

Kevin W. Dew C’83 <> continues to provide a variety of legal services in areas ranging from IT to HR for the U.S. subsidiary of the recently merged French health and beauty conglomerate, Sanofi-Synthelabo. He and his wife, Lynda, welcomed the arrival of their first child, a boy, in the middle of the night on May 3; his name is Ian William—and Kevin’s "former work-study colleagues from the Financial Aid Office are invited to figure out the pun(s)."

Howard Leist C/EAS’83 has been appointed director of architectural design for Swanke Hayden Connell Architects in New York. He had both large- and small-firm experience, being the design leader on projects in this country and overseas, including the China Overseas Building in Shanghai and the Korean Army Pension Tower in Seoul.

Dr. George C. Prendergast C’83 <> recently accepted the position of senior director in cancer research at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, where his research group located last summer from the Wistar Institute at Penn. A small laboratory will remain at Wistar as will appointments there and George will be on staff at the Department of Genetics as adjunct associate professor. "At DuPont we aim to develop a novel cell-death process we discovered at Wistar to attack advanced cancer."

Peter Schakowitz C’83, his wife, Kathy and their daughter, Carly, are happy to announce the birth of Carly’s little sister, Casey Rose, who was born in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 29. Peter has an overall development deal with Jonathan Goodson Productions in Hollywood, heading its Reality Television department and being in charge of development and production of a number of television programs. He is currently in production on several pilots for CBS Eyemark, Tribune Broadcasting and Barry Diller’s Studios USA. He "misses New York terribly. Happy to hear from old friends at either <> or <>."

Cantor Howard A. Shalowitz C’83, an attorney in St. Louis, recently was awarded the highest accolade of an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, after only 10 years in practice. He was also elected treasurer of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He still serves as cantor throughout North America and officiated at Temple Beth Shalom in Roslyn, N.Y., for the High Holy Days this year.

Susan E. Zernik C’83 GEd’96 <>, her husband, Chris Mastrangelo, and their daughter, Elisabeth, were thrilled about the arrival of Alexandra Lauren on May 21, 1998. "Everyone seems to be adjusting so far." Elisabeth completed her first year at a Montessori preschool and is doing extremely well. After five years being the reading specialist at a middle school, Susan is moving to become the reading coordinator at J.E.B. Stuart High School in suburban Virginia. Chris is still working as an independent computer analyst and software developer.

Dr. Cynthia Armstrong Persily GNu’84 GrN’93 <> was recently appointed associate dean for academic programs with the West Virginia University School of Nursing, southern region, and appointed to the tenured rank of associate professor there. She continues to hold the position of chair for the Charleston division. And she is married to Dr. Eric Persily GM’93, an anesthesiologist in private practice in Charleston; they have two children, Aaron David, born October 13, 1995, and Alexandra Beth, born October 21, 1997.

Alison Towers GAr’84 and Peter Miller C’82 announce the formation of their partnership, Towers & Miller Architects. In practice since March, the new Philadelphia firm has designed institutional and residential projects, including Mishkan Shalom, a new synagogue in a former mill building in Manayunk, and two houses in Cape May Point, N.J.

Suzanne Carter CAS’85 <> is the principal research coordinator for an NIH study to determine whether pregnancy screening for Down syndrome is better in the first or second trimesters. The study is being conducted at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she was recently promoted to senior genetic counselor. Additionally, she has won several national and international prizes for her nature photography.

Dr. D. Christopher Chung C’85 <> and his wife, Debbie, happily announce the birth of their son Nicholas Grant in April. He joins older sister Phoebe Noelle, who is now two years old. Chris is completing his residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Andy Frankle W’85 and Joan Frankle are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Matthew Isaac, on July 17. "His favorite colors are already red & blue."

David Lang EE’85 and his wife, Jacinta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Mary, on July 20. She joins her two-year-old brother, Michael, at their home in Merrimack, N.H. Dave is a software engineer at Cabletron Systems there.

Louis Lung EAS’85 and his wife, Michele, are happy to announce the arrival of Ryan and Brayden, both born on July 9. The boys join their proud sisters, Kara, Catherine and Lauren.

Dr. Thomas R. Pereles EAS’85 and Susan Horowitz Pereles C’88 announce with pleasure the birth of their second child, Rebecca Sage, on March 14; she joins her big brother, Zachary Austin, who was three years old in September. Thomas is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice in Fishersville, Va., and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia. Susan works from home as an attorney with the National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville; their e-mail address is <>.

Brian T. Rose C’85 and his wife, Kirsten V. Rose, are proud to announce the birth of their son and first child, Matthew Huot Rose, on January 26. Brian and family live in Metuchen, N.J.

Donna Nichols Stewart EAS’85 <> and her husband, William, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Meredith Denene, on August 18. Donna will be home full-time in North Reading, Mass., with Meredith after more than nine years at Biogen. She would love to hear from Penn friends.

Dr. Lawrence M. Sung C’85 <> has been appointed as assistant professor at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., where he will teach intellectual-property law and civil procedure. He will continue private law practice focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical-patent enforcement.

Dean E. Weisgold C’85 L’88, Philadelphia, is pleased to announce the opening of his law firm, specializing in civil litigation. He previously had practiced with Silverman, Coopersmith & Frimmer.

Naomi Azrieli C’86 and her husband, François Blanc, are delighted to announce the birth of Joseph Andre Azrieli Blanc in Toronto on May 16.

Dr. Anthony Bram C’86 graduated in June from the post-doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences in Topeka, Kan.

Jean Sherman Chatzky C’86, editor-at-large of Money magazine, was elected in July to the national board of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

Alvin L. Darby W’86 is general counsel for Mercy-Douglass Corp. in Philadelphia.

Peter E. Fisch C’86 <> was recently elected partner in the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he specializes in commercial real estate transactions. He lives in Scarsdale, N.Y., with his wife, Jill, and their children Zachary (seven) and Sara (three).

Sheryl Cohen Greenberg C’86 and Lawrence Greenberg W’85 <> have moved north from New York to Briarcliff Manor in Westchester County where they live with their two sons, Daniel (almost five years old) and Michael (21 months), and their 12-year-old cocker spaniel, Samantha. Sheryl and Lawrence both continue to work in New York: Sheryl as vice president and group head of the Royal Bank of Canada’s USA credit and lending management group and Lawrence as president of Pearlgreen Corp., a family-owned business that distributes contractor and janitorial maintenance supplies. The family has taken very well to suburban life and continue to keep in close contact with many Penn friends in the area.

Capt. Kris Muench C’86 currently serves as the intelligence-systems officer for III (US) Corps at Fort Hood, Texas, "the largest and most powerful combat organization in the free world." He had e-mailed that he was to "activate and assume command of a new military-intelligence company, the Analysis and Control Element (ACE) of 1st Cavalry Division in October." A former insurance and securities broker, Kris has served as a brigade intelligence officer in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the Army’s experimental force, and as an air-defense artillery officer in Germany. He spends his free time pondering the wisdom of his "mentor and spiritual guide, Joe Murphy of Murphy’s Tavern fame."

Annette Munson Nu’86 W’86 <> finished an MBA and an MS in nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester last year; she now works for Ernst & Young in Chicago as a consultant.

Sean T. Prosser C’86 has joined the San Diego securities-litigation group of the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in a transfer from its Los Angeles office. A former enforcement attorney with the SEC, he joined Brobeck in 1997 where he specializes in defending securities class actions and enforcement proceedings.

Amy Levi Rousseau GNu’86 is director of the Claire M. Liutilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service and serves on the faculty of the University of Vermont medical and nursing schools. She writes "I’ve finally met the perfect companion, Michael H. Rousseau. We were married quietly in Underhill, Vt., on July 2."

Eric L. Silberstein C’86 married Philadelphia native Nancy Lundy October last year, and re-located from New York to Narberth, Pa., in September. Eric works in King of Prussia as assistant counsel for Centeon LLC, a biotech joint venture of Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst Celanese. "Looking forward to catching the Quakers at the Palestra after too long of a hiatus and renewing ties to the University."

Stephen Spoonamore EAS/W’86 has just founded his third company, SpoonCast Corp., which builds digital arrays for streaming media. He will continue to produce plays and documentaries in New York with another of his companies, CBT Productions.

Irv Stern W’86 <> is vice president for special projects at Strategic Management Group, a global-business-learning organization, based in Philadelphia. His wife, Susan, and he are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kevin Edward, on July 28. Kevin’s older sister, Lauren, and brother, Brian, are excited about their new baby brother.

Lori M Abate Nu’87 <> received a master’s in business administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997. Currently she is director of clinical research in the virology division of DuPont Pharmaceuticals.

Wendy Ferber W’87 L’93 and Andrew Nadel W’84 announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Jocelyn on April 14; she joins her sister Jessica (two). Wendy and Andy own Pride Products Distributors <>, a promotional-products company, and live in Gillette, N.J.

Myrtie Holt Musetti GNu’87 is working in cancer-prevention research, cancer screening and patient-support services at the Chester County (Pa.) Hospital. She writes "I am enjoying each of my eight grandchildren."

Patricia Sindel C’87 is back in the States after living in Hong Kong, then Australia, for the past four years; she transferred to the New York office of Skadden, Arps.

Elaine Yankell Land C’87 <> recently launched The New Englander, a retail company focused exclusively on fine-quality giftware made in the six New England states ( She is married to Jeffrey Robert Land C’87, IBM’s supply-chain management-solutions manager for East Coast mid-market companies. They live in Wickford, R.I.

Abby Bechler-Karsch Nu’88 GNu’93 and Dr. Robert Karsch C’85 M’89 welcomed a son, Jacob Alexander, who was born on April 6. He has a sister, Emily, who is three years old. The family live in Dunwoody, Ga.

Dr. Samantha Ravich Brahm W’88 GCP’89 and her husband, Dr. Richard Brahm G’88 GrW’90, have moved to Alexandria, Va. After having spent a decade in Los Angeles, where Samantha completed her Ph.D. in policy analysis, and a few years in Connecticut, they have decided to try Washington. Richard is teaching at Georgetown University and Samantha is a fellow in the Asian-studies department at the Center for Strategic and International Studies <>. They have two children, Isabella (three) and India (two).

Michele Breslauer C’88 and her husband, Jeffrey I. Abrams, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Joseph Abrams, on March 6. Michele is a dependency court attorney in Los Angeles working for the Law Offices of Lisa E. Mandel; Jeffrey is an entertainment attorney at Universal Music Group.

Stacey Kipnis Geer W’88 <> was elected partner of King & Spalding in Atlanta. A member of the corporate team, she focuses on securities law, representing issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Emily Kaplan Nu’88 finally cleaned out her refrigerator.

Karen Samuels Lawee C’88 <> and Ian Lawee EAS’88 GEng’88 became the happy parents of a son, Benjamin, on June 2. Ian is a product manager at Teradyne and Karen is a social worker, which she likes much better than practicing law. Ben (Class of 2020) lives in Arlington, Mass., with his Mom and Dad, where they are "having fun and hope to get a full night’s sleep again some day."

Laura McWade Paez Nu’88 GNu’91 has been a pediatric nurse practitioner in the department of GI and nutrition at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington for eight years, with specialties in liver transplantation and pediatric-feeding disorder. She has been married to Alan Paez for seven years; "we have two wonderful daughters, Sarah (four) and Anna (two). Between working part-time and taking care of them, my life is hectic—and happy."

Debra Rosenbloom C’88 GPU’93 WG’96 has joined Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive-recruiting firm, as an associate in the Boston office; she specializes in Internet and technology placements. She had been a consultant with Bain & Company, Inc., in Boston and London.

Hoyt Webb C’88 has joined as chief financial officer and general counsel. Based in New York, develops vertical-market Internet services for the global market; Alden Levy EAS’87 GEng’88 WG’93 is its chief operating officer. Hoyt had been senior associate in the corporate-securities department of Brown & Wood LLP. In 1995 he took a leave of absence from that firm to serve as the first law clerk to the president of the South African Constitutional Court during its inaugural session.

Lawrence S. Abeln C’89 relocated to Washington after six years in Boston and accepted an appointment as associate dean of the business school at Georgetown University, where he oversees the MBA and executive-MBA programs.

Anthony T. P. Brooks CGS’89 <> was elected to the board of the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation; and he has been accepted as a postulant for Holy Orders in the Anglican Church. Since 1995 he has served as the editor and producer of Immunet, one of the first medical education and information Web sites (

Dr. Samantha DeLuca C’89 was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June. She is in an internship there.

Jennifer Dehm FitzGibbons Nu’89 <> is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Mary, on July 30. Jennifer and her husband, Jerome, live in Hamden, Conn., where she is a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health and he is vice president of business development for Reuters New Media.

Bret P. Flaherty C’89 and Helen Gym C’90 GEd’96 welcomed their second child, Aimon Young-Pil Flaherty, on May 22. He joins his two-year-old sister Carina Mee-Hae. Helen has just completed a two-year stint as editor of The Public School Notebook, a quarterly publication focused on improving public education in Philadelphia, and plans to continue working for better public schools as co-president of Asian American United and as a Philadelphia School District teacher. Bret is still a commercial litigator with Berger & Montague, P.C. in Center City Philadelphia.

Noah Isenberg C’89 wrote Between Redemption and Doom: The Strains of German-Jewish Modernism, which was published by the University of Nebraska Press in May. A review in Publishers Weekly (June 28) called it "a provocative account of the complexitites of German-Jewish identity in Weimar modernism."

David J. Katz C’89 and his wife, Sheri, announce the birth of their first child, Adam Ross, on May 24. David is a managing director at the investment consulting firm BARRA RogersCasey and Sheri is an attorney at Law Audit Services. They live in Westport, Conn.

Scott Krase W’89 and Christie Colello Krase W’89 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Arin Noelle, on May 18. "Her big brother Jackson (now 2 1/2) is also quite proud of ‘his’ new baby. Since most of our friends seem to be on the parent path, both kids have lots of Penn connections already." Scott is a managing director at Oak Hill Associates in Manhattan, which "has just enough phone lines to handle the PIKA annual golf trip and fantasy-football league" <>. Christie just completed her master’s degree in education from Teachers College at Columbia Unversity, officially graduating in February. She will begin to teach elementary school next year after spending a bit more time with baby Arin and Jackson <>.

Judith M. Krieg C’89 was elected to partner in the Denver office of the law firm of Freeborn & Peters; she practices in commercial litigation, with experience in securities, partnership and trade-secret law.

Cheryl Robbins Probst W’89 and her husband, Curtis, announce the birth of their second child, Sylvia Rae, on June 16. She joins big brother Oliver Martin, who was born on September 1, 1996. The family lives in Manhattan.

Stephen Redlich EAS’89 <> and his wife, Kim Dalinka Redlich, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha, on May 14; they live in Washington.

Gary S. Weinstein C’89 <> and his wife, Dori Margolin Weinstein, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Ilana Gabrielle, on April 12. She joins big brother Ari, born June 15, 1996. Gary is an intellectual-property attorney at the law firm of Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis.


Adam Trevor Ackerman C/W’90 <> e-mails that after five years of federal service as a healthcare attorney, he has joined the tax and legal-services department of PricewaterhouseCooper as a transfer-pricing consultant. "Since beginning work in July, I and a number of the Loafer Society members, Tim Simons W’90, Kevin Raidy W’90, Steve Mikita W’90 and Jan Marks C/W’90, have begun meeting again on a weekly basis."

Dr. Jennifer B. Aqua C’90 <> now lives in Atlanta with her husband, Steve Szabo, and daughter, Abigail, born February 6, 1998. Jennifer is practicing ob/gyn at the Emory Clinic, Inc.

Mahmoud Arjomand EAS’90 <> married his wife, Shalu, in the U.K. in October 1995. They have two daughters, Banou and May, born in January 1997 and March 1998 respectively, and live in New York. "I keep busy designing and implementing employee benefits for privately held businesses, and creating estate plans for wealthy business owners. Shalu has resigned from her investment banking job at Citibank and is loving being at home with the two girls."

Kelly Cage Aronica C’90 <> and Lou Aronica are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Layla Aronica, on May 27.

Jeffrey A. Engelsman W’90 and his family have moved back East. They are living in Maryland and he works in the legal department of Deutsche Asset Management. "Beth is expecting our second child in early November. I can be reached by e-mail at <>."

Mark R. Eskin C’90 <> recently joined the investment firm of Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia, where he provides financial-planning and investment advice to individual and corporate clients. He will work with senior vice president Stanley A. Singer, a certified financial planner with more than 30 years of experience. Mark had previously practiced corporate law.

Sally Bensinger Fernandez GNu’90 and her husband, Ray, announce the birth of their son, Zachary James on May 13.

Leanne Pyott Huebner W’90 <> announces her marriage to Kyle Huebner in Cape May, N.J., on May 8. They both graduated from Harvard Business School in 1997, now work for the Internet companies Yahoo! and respectively, and live in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Fellow alumni in attendance included: Lorie Gleim C/W’91, Irina Yuen C’90 W’96 WG’96, Nalini Samuel Prabhaker C’91, Tiffany Sparks C’91, Alanna Regan Goldman C’91, Gayle Jennings W’91, John Di Paolo C’92 G’92 W’92, Jeff Litvack W’90, Alan Axelrod W’90, Kelly Adams W’90, Jin Lee C’92, Becky Johnson WG’97 and Dave Rutzel EAS’89.

Joy S. Hultman Nu’90 GNu’91 is the head nurse of the pediatric intensive-care unit at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. She has two children, Timothy (two) and Lindsay (six months).

Deborah Abrams Kaplan C’90 <> married Dr. Mark Kaplan last year. Celebrating with them were Zara Santos C/W’89, Darcy-Ann Aoki Fan C’89, Marilyn Hirsch EAS/W’89, Teresa Lee C’90, Laurie Gelb C’90, Briana Smith Soss C’90 and Steve Soss C’90, Kimberly Blake C’90, Katie Loughran Crumbo Nu’90, Mimi Bartell C’89 Asc’94 and Robert Mangel C’84 Gr’94. "Last fall we moved from San Francisco to Madison, Wisc., where Mark is a postdoctoral fellow in genetics. I am a project manager at Healthcare Technology Systems and a freelance writer. We hope to survive our second Wisconsin winter. We haven’t met any Quakers in Madison, and look forward to any visitors and e-mail from friends."

Christian F. Mahr C’90 and Miyoko Sumiya Mahr announce the birth of their daughter, Noelle Aiko, on February 5. They live in Warsaw, where he works for UNHCR.

Bob Mathers C’90, a captain in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Laurette Hancock Mathers, have moved from their home in Tennessee to Monterey, Calif., where they are attending the 47-week basic Russian course at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey. Bob just finished an almost four-year assignment as an intelligence officer with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Laurette was working as a purchasing agent with Campbell-Hausfeld in Nashville.

Dr. Armin Moshyedi C’90 and his wife, Lori, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Emily Ann, on June 23. Big sister Lauren will be two years old on November 30. Armin is currently a chief resident in general surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Flora Cauley Petillo C’90 GEd’92 Nu’95 GNu’96 is working as a nurse practitioner for Genesis Elder Care in assisted-living and sub-acute units in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She married Douglas Petillo WG’97 on May 29.

Seth Segel C’90 was appointed vice president of worldwide development for Media Metrix, a New York company prominent in Internet and digital-media measurement. He had been responsible for the firm’s European expansion in France, Germany and the U.K and managing alliances with its European partners, Ipsos and GfK.

Dr. Douglas H. Thamm C’90 V’95 <> successfully completed his residency in medical oncology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, oncology subspecialty. He is continuing to work there as a postdoctoral fellow in oncology/gene therapy. He and his wife, Grace Kim, live in Middleton, Wisc.

Sharyn H. Cohen Colon C’91 GEd’92 <> and Michael R. Colon C/W’91 celebrated the birth of their first child, Matthew Jared Colon, on May 21. They were married on August 3, 1996 and live in Chatham, N.J.

Deborah Kaplan Falkow C’91 and Howard Falkow W’89 welcomed their second son, Mitchell Dean Falkow on November 13, 1998. He joined his brother, Peter Jordan (three). "I am still working as a full-time mom—the boys keep me very busy." Howard has joined in New York as director of human resources.

John Ganz C’91 <> moved from New York to San Francisco in July and is working as an associate marketing manager for Clorox. Previously he was an associate product manager at Colgate-Palmolive.

John Dick Pearce C’91 WG’98 <> married Janet Senft on June 19. Alumni in attendance were best man Robert Fioretti W’91 WG’99, the maid of honor and Janet’s sister, Christine Senft C’94, groomsmen, Eric Cohen W’91, Tim Jannetta C’90 WG’98 and Richard Morrin W’91; Janet’s brother, Dr. Carl Senft, was a groomsmen and J.D.’s sister and current PhD candidate, Hilary Dick C’93 G’98, a bridesmaid. Alumni attendees included J.D.’s father, Donald W. Dick Jr. W’65, David Blitzer W’91, Alison Ross C’91, Michael Pohly W’91 and Jillian Wynn Pohly C’91, David Murphy C’92 and Christina Butler Murphy W’91, Debbie Goldklang C’94, Gerald Silk W’91, Jeremy Sigler GFA’91 and Corey Reynolds Sigler C’91, Greg Rush C’92, Jennifer Beck C’91, Dr. Bill Jafee C’92 and Meredith L. Ruble Jafee C’92, Frank Zweback C’91, Bill Keravouroi C/EAS’91 and Jen Epstein Keravuroi C’91, Josh Press C’92 and Dr. Mark Gleckner D’96. J.D. is an asset-backed securities trader with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Janet is an attorney; they live in Manhattan.

Dr. Jennifer E. Rosen C’91 married James F. Cigliano W’91 in 1997. He completed his MBA at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and is an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. Jennifer received her MD from Jefferson Medical College and is in her third year of surgical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center: "I would love to hear from long-lost friends and Franklin-Foerderer hallmates." <>."

Orville R. Walls III C’91 <> attended the wedding of Lisa Ortiz C’90 and Charles Yezbak W’91 at the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, P.R., on July 10. He was honored to read a Bible passage for the couple. Also in attendance were Dave Elowitch W’91 and Audrey Harris C’90, who was a bridesmaid. Orville has left Vanguard to return to Temple University School of Law to pursue an LLM in taxation.

Nancy Shackleton Green W’92 married Todd Green in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 10. Penn alums at the wedding included Allison Rose Musante C’91, Brandt McKee W’92, Coby Sonenshine C/W’92, Allyson Wagner Sonenshine C’93, Amanda Sloane-Randall C’92, Erin Brophey Paschke C’92, Dr. Jennifer Nau Jorgensen EAS’92, Crissie Rice Ricketts W’92, Mydung Tran W’92, Lisbeth Witt C’93, Paige Daly DeBlasi W’92, Amy Monaghan Allen C’91, Dr. Chrysten Cunningham Sandell C’92, Sevrin Huff EAS’92 and Naomi Grabel C’86. "Todd & I both practice law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Newport Beach: I am an environmental attorney and Todd is a litigator."

John C. Grugan C’92 and Megan O’Connor Grugan Nu’94 GNu’96 recently celebrated the birth of their magnificent daughter, Emma O’Connor Grugan, Class of 2020. In September John took appointment as a trial attorney in the constitutional-torts section, civil division, of the U.S. Department of Justice honor program.

Erica Klein C’92 GEd’97 <> and Charles Arthur Erignac, a candidate in the computer-graphics doctoral program at Penn, were married on July 3, at his grandmother’s in Lassay-sur-Croisne, France. Eric Wechselblatt L’95 and Anne Auten C’92 attended along with Erica’s siblings, all of whom are Penn alumni: Melissa Klein FA’90, Dr. Jennifer Klein Morrison C’86 and Dr. Darin Klein C’85 ASC’90 Gr’96, and Jennifer’s husband, Douglas Morrison C’86. "The ceremony was followed by a hot-air balloon ride and fireworks at midnight to commemorate Independence Day. We then danced the night away."

Ariann Siegel Lewis C’92 and her husband, Rick, welcomed their daughter, Jordana Brooke, on September 4. Their son, Zachary Oren (two), "is really enjoying being the big brother. I am an occupational therapist and Rick is the assistant executive director of the Samuel Field YM & YWHA in Little Neck, N.Y."

Lloyd Adam Sprung C’92 <> married Jane Sharp Brodsky WG’97 in Newport, R.I., on July 24. Charles Gillman W’92, Andrea Ashford C/W’89 and Amanda Goodwin Walker C’89 participated in the wedding party. Other Class members who attended the wedding were: Michael Bass C’92, Alison Cohen W’92 and Gene Kim C/W’92. Lloyd and Jane met in Boston in 1997 when he was at Harvard Business School; they now live in New York, where he works in commercial real-estate finance for Merrill Lynch & Co., and she works for ZEFER, a startup Internet-consulting company.

Heidi Howard Tandy C’92 <> and her husband, Aaron Tandy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Harrison Eli, on August 2 at 9:15 a.m. Among Harrison’s first visitors was his grandmother, Elsie Sterling Howard CW’68.

Mydung Tran W’92 <> and Meesh Joslyn W’93 WG’98 <> have "left the corporate world to take our Internet start-up,, to new heights." L.A.-based and launched in mid-October, the company caters to universities and student organizations so that customers can upload their own graphics, design their own T-shirts and hats for events, and pay for everything online. They had their first round of funding in mid-October.

Pablo Villanueva EAS’92 <> is studying for an MBA at the London Business School, expecting to finish in June. Currently doing a mid-program internship at Booz Allen & Hamilton there, he is "definitely available on weekends. I’d love to meet up with any ex-classmate that is stranded in the city."

Matthew P. Beagle C’93 <> and Lisa Scopa W’92 celebrated their first wedding anniversary on September 5. Matthew graduated from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in June and spent July and part of August on safari in Botswana. He has joined Diamond Technology Partners in Boston. Lisa has made the "‘difficult’" transition from Chicago back to her hometown and is working with Lotus Development Corporation.

Joshua S. Berger C’93 has joined the Cleveland law office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP, where he practices in the litigation group. He was previously with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue there.

David B. Cade C’93 <> joined the General Motors legal staff in November last year as a commercial attorney, after two years of law-firm life. "Also, I married Heather Wathington Cade GEd’97 after meeting at a Penn Club of Michigan function. My brother, Nate Cade C’93, was the best man."

Maryellen Feehery EAS’93 L’98 is an associate for Reed Smith Shaw and McClay LLP in Philadelphia, specializing in patent, trademark and copyright law.

Bridget Horan C’93 <> earned her master’s from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in August last year. Leaving behind the drudgery of daily reporting, she has become online editor for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington.

Meesh Joslyn W’93 WG’98 <> and Mydung Tran W’92 <> have "left the corporate world to take our Internet start-up,, to new heights." L.A.-based and launched in mid-October, the company caters to universities and student organizations so that customers can upload their own graphics, design their own tee-shirts and hats for events, and pay for everything online. They had their first round of funding in mid-October.

Garrett C. Klein C’93 <> and his wife, Stacy, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bennett Derby, on May 9. "Despite being born nine weeks early, he is doing very well and was 6 lbs. 1 oz. on his original due date of July 9." The Kleins live in Nashville, where Garrett was recently promoted to associate director of admissions at Vanderbilt University and Stacy teaches physics and advanced mathematics at the University School of Nashville.

Rebecca Bergman Maher Nu’93 married Christopher Maher in Door County, Wisc., on June 26. Several Penn friends made it to the weekend-long celebration, including Jillian Balis C’93, Amy Fry Bowers C’92 GEd’93, Susie Gorospe Curtis C’93, Peggy Hamm C’93, Anne Todd Keogh C’93, Susan Wise C’93, Ethan Youderian W’94 and Dr. Deborah Zarnow C’93 GM’99. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a master’s in nursing in December 1997, Becky has been working as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at the Taft Healthy Start Clinic in Redwood City, Calif.; she and Chris live in San Francisco.

Brian C. Newberry C’93 <> and his wife, Beth, have bought an old farm house in Union Village, R.I., "partly to finally get away from congested city life and partly so that our daughter and any other children we might have can attend public schools when that time comes." Brian has co-founded an appellate-practice group at his law firm specializing in handling both civil and criminal appeals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. His primary focus is still commercial litigation, but he hopes to develop more specialty appellate work over the years as well as branch out into Internet and high-technology law.

Evelyn S. Pan C’93 <> married Paul S. Bavier in Middlebury, Vt., on August 21. They now live in the Boston area, where Evelyn has recently begun work in exhibition and grants management at the Harvard University art museums; Paul is an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston.

Ryan C. Seiger C’93 <> was recently appointed counsel to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He lives with his wife, Danielle, in Springfield, Va.

Robert Sobhani C’93 <> and Sophie Kozuch C’95 <> were engaged in September. Rob was recently promoted to vice president and senior Internet financial-services analyst at PaineWebber. Sophie is a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps.

Dave Sterling C’93 <> received his MBA in finance and competitve and organizational strategy from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester in June. He lives in Arlington, Va., and is a consultant with American Management Systems.

Lillian Sun Tadlock W’93 married Scott Tadlock C’93 at The Arts Club in Washington on June 12. The wedding party included Ann Burroughs Sun W’90, Yen Lieu C’93, Annica Lin C’93, Janet Chang Manabat W’93, James Sun W’90, Chris Faus C’92 and Bill C’93. Alumni guests included Suzie Lee C’94, Christine Bella C/W’93, Greg Manabat W’92, Maria Quim C/W’93, Max Weise EAS/W’93 and Mireya Kam Weise C/W’93. Friend and alum Tommy Leonardi C’89 was a special guest and captured the event in photographs. After traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest on their honeymoon, Scott and Lillian have moved to Arlington, Va.

Jonathan Tretler C’93 WG’97 and Lisa Brichta Tretler C’94 G’99 WG’99 were married in New York on June 12. They are now part of an even larger family of Penn alumni, which includes sister Elaine Brichta Marks C’91, her husband, Aaron Marks C/W’90, and parents Marcy Stein-Tretler CW’66, Richard Tretler W’66 and the late Paul Brichta W’54. Jon is an associate director in corporate finance at Warburg Dillon Reade and Lisa is a senior consultant in strategic services at Andersen Consulting; they live in New York.

Julie Berkun C’94 writes that she, Julie Bickar W’94, Mandee Heller C/W’94, Scott Kabat C’94, Garrett Moss EAS/W’94 and Nina Zinterhofer C’94 graduated from the Harvard Business School in June. "Everyone has moved to New York, except for Scott, who will be in San Francisco.

Hilary M. Goldsmith Bowers C’94 <> married Dr. Peter M. Bowers in Seattle on August 4, 1996. "Several alums made the trek out to the Great Northwest including: Leanne Chukoskie Coleman C’94 and Jeff Coleman W’94, Sara Jablon C’94, Jen Kershaw Nu’95 GNu’98 and Michael Monson C’94. It was a rare sunny day in Seattle, and a lovely time was had by all." Hilary is a fourth-year at the University of Washington School of Medicine and planning a career in pediatrics. Peter received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Washington in 1998. "We would love to hear from old friends and anyone who is planning a trip out to Seattle."

Dr. Olivia Johnson C’94 M’99 received her M.D. from Penn this past May. She is now deeply in debt, and has "been forced into slave labor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York." She is also moving into year four with her "commitment-phobic boyfriend, a starving architect."

Elizabeth Kopple C’94 WG’99 <> graduated from the Wharton MBA program in May, and has joined American Express as a manager in the small-business services division in Manhattan. She is also planning a wedding next May to Chuck Gillman W’92.

Dr. Jonathan L. Prenner C’94 <> was recently engaged to Rebecca Baumgold and is currently training at Penn in ocular microsurgery.

Paul G. Rozelle C’94 <> and his wife, Susan, both graduated from Duke Law School in May, celebrated their fifth anniversary in July and moved to Boston in August. They both will be clerking for Justices on the Massachusetts Appeals Court for a year before practicing law in Boston.

Sabrina Rubin C’94 <> married Peter Erdely, a Philadelphia attorney, in July. She is a senior writer at Philadelphia magazine and a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan. "We live in Philly. We were married at my parents’ home in Atlantic Beach, N.Y. Many, many Penn alums attended."

Jennifer Valliere C’94 and David Noble C’93 were married in Palos Verdes, Calif., on October 31, 1998; they have made their home at Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nev. Many Penn alums attended the celebration.

Dr. Marissa Weiss C’94 was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June. She is in an internship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

Jay Yepuri C’94 <> is in his third year of medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine "here in the Bluegrass State," after earning an M.S. in neuroscience there last year. He married Soniya C. Gadre in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, and "was fortunate to have Raj Khokha W’94 as my best man. It scares me to even begin counting the number of people from Penn with whom I’ve lost touch. Y’all know who you are, so please e-mail when you get the chance. Soniya and I are currently updating our most-desirable-places-to-live list, so if anyone has any ideas send them my way. Everyone still has a place to stay for the Kentucky Derby."

Bouabuchar June Klavikorn Yu C’94 graduated from Columbia Business School last year and is an associate in the real-estate investment-banking group at Prudential Securities. She recently married Patrick Yu; Kulwadee Wangkeo W’94 was one of the bridesmaids at the wedding.

Si Deane GPU’95 <> and his wife, Angela, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Stephen Harrison Deane, on July 16; he was 7 lbs. and 7 oz., and born on the same day as his brother, who is now three years old. The Deanes live in Nashville, where Si is a public-relations and public-affairs consultant.

Eva Domotorffy Nu’95 married Woody Paik C’95 in Cleveland on June 12. Eva’s sister, Katinka Domotorffy C’97, was the maid of honor. Kevin De Luca C’95, Nick Morris W’95 and Mike Teller W’95 served as groomsmen. Peter Giannakoulis W’95 and Chris Johnson W’95 participated in the ceremony as ushers. "Many other dear alumni friends were in attendance." Eva and Woody moved from San Diego and Los Angeles, respectively, to New York in August. The newlyweds report that "only the proximity to cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and Penn can offset the fear of cold winter months they developed during their time in sunny California." Eva, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, will begin work as a Naval medical recruiter this fall while attending a graduate-nursing program at New York University. Woody will continue his work with Andersen Consulting. The happy couple can be contacted at <> or <>.

Dr. Charles J. Fasano C’95 was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June. He is in an internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Phyllis Hay GrS’95 was recently appointed chair of the social-work department at Alvernia College in Reading, Pa.

Jesse Hergert C’95 <> relocated to New York from Washington and is a senior associate for planning and program development at Community Healthcare Network, a group of health clinics in medically underserved New York neighborhoods.

Linda L. Herrmann Nu’95 GNu’98 <> has been employed full time by Barrow Neurosurgical Associates in Phoenix, since graduating from the gerontological-nurse-practitioner program in August last year. "I enjoy the challenges of my job, mountain biking, and playing ‘beat the heat.’ I miss Billybob’s chicken cheesesteaks, though."

Andy Levinson W’95 <> is pleased to announce his return to Rome. He thanks Rob Williams C’93 <> for the extended use of his sofa and amazing patience.

G. Talmadge Nix III C’95 <> e-mails that "on a financial whim and during a bout of temporary insanity, I recently purchased a 19,000 sq.ft. ‘money pit’ in Sherman, Texas. The former warehouse/department store was in such a state of disrepair the preservation society essentially gave it away on a promise I would do something with it. So I have. In a few months it should house the newly formed office of G. Talmadge Nix III, Attorney at Law. Over the next few years the remaing 17,000 sq.ft. will be converted to commercial and residential space. If you get arrested, divorced, a large object falls on you or you need a funky loft apartment in north Texas, then I am your man. Or just call to say hello; I am accepting all lawyer/slumlord jokes."

Rachael Smith C’95 and Brian Schwartz W’95 are delighted to announce their engagement. Rachael is pursuing her MBA at Wharton in strategic management and marketing and will graduate next May. Brian is a corporate attorney with Wolf, Block, Schorr, and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia, where they live.

Mayra Rodriguez Valladares G’95 WG’95 <> just published her first book, Reforming the Russian Electricity Market; for details, see (

Jonathan Kantor C’96 G’97 <> and Debbie Liebowitz Kantor Nu’97 GNu’98 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Michal, on Sept 10. Jonathan is currently a third-year Penn medical student and a fellow in the clinical-epidemiology program and Debbie is a clinical instructor in the School of Nursing.

Jessica Lee W’96 is part of Dacks, a rock trio with male/female vocals based in New York; they performed in July at a WXPN-sponsored show at the Pontiac Grill in Philadelphia.

Thinh Phan C’96 has been chosen a class officer for the fourth-year class at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Benjamin Prusky EAS’96 was appointed in August to head the newly opened New York office of Omnient Corporation. Rana Prasad EAS’96 joined the firm in September as strategic director of the New York office. He had previously been with Ernst & Young’s management-consulting practice. Omnient ( is a full-service e-business developer based in Blue Bell, Pa., and headed by founder, CEO Mike Monheit W’85.

Jessica Thrope C’96 married Jason Garmise C/W’94 L’98 at Tavern on the Green in New York on October 9. Alumni members of the bridal party were Beth Sobol C’96, Jennifer Casher C’96, Melissa Rosenthal C’96 and Madelyn Trupkin Nu’96.

Michael T. Upshur C’96 <> was recently promoted within the Vanguard Group to management trainee in the institutional division. He will handle matters for clients with 401(k) and 403(b)(7) retirement plans managed by Vanguard. The promotion moves him and his family back into the Delaware Valley.

Stephanie C. Boddie SW’97 <> is a Fontaine fellow completing her doctoral studies at Penn in social welfare. She was recognized by the Penn faculty as outstanding doctoral student, and as an emerging scholar by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action for her research on religious congregations and their social and community involvement. She also received a dissertation grant from the Indiana University Center for Philanthropy. Recently she presented the findings from a new national study on congregations and social services at the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development in Capetown, South Africa. Her research led her to co-write, with her faculty adviser, Dr. Ram Cnaan, The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership.

Saikat Chaudhuri EAS/W’97 has left his position in corporate development at Mannesmann, having received a fellowship to pursue a doctorate at Harvard Business School. "This move comes earlier than planned, as some research of mine on high-tech acquisitions from Stanford has been published: the September-October 1999 issue of Harvard Business Review carries an article of mine, and I have the great honor of having become the youngest author in the history of the journal! So now I’m back in the U.S. again, and can be reached at <>. I look forward to hearing all your feedback."

Eden Britt Houser-O’Rourke Copeland C’97 e-mailed, "I miss Penn. I have so many memories from the four years I spent there. Living in New York now and working a shitty job at Fleet. Thanks Mom." She added, "In my spare time I have started up my own online women’s lingerie site ( This has been quite a challenge since I have recently given birth to twin boys, Rami and Ali. They are such a bundle of joy, but quite a handful."

Ross B. Nicholas C’97 has joined the North Highland Company, an Atlanta management-services firm, as a consultant specializing in call-center and help-desk development.

Justin Piergrossi W’97 became an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco in June; it is a division-I school and competes in the West Coast conference. He is responsible for monitoring academic progress, scouting opponents, running individual workouts, film exchange and numerous other tasks. The season opens up at the University of Maryland in the pre-season NIT on November 17. Justin had spent the last two seasons coaching at Hanover College in Indiana.

Keren Polsky Rabin C’97 and Ira Rabin C’95 <rabin1@jeflin.tju.ed> were married in Chicago on June 21, 1998. Many alumni and current students attended the simcha. Keren is entering her third year at Harvard Law School, although she will complete this year as a visiting student at Penn Law School. After a year of research in Boston, Ira has returned to Jefferson Medical College, where he is a third-year medical student. They live in Lower Merion, Pa. "May they be zocheh to build a bayis ne’eman Biyisrael."

Lucy Ramos C’97 married Steve Miller W’96 on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, on July 17. Many alums "made the long journey to make sure they went through with it," including Kevin Allen W’95, Karen Bagley C’96, Lisala Beatty W’96, Donald Brown W’94, Tanisha Lyon Brown C’94, Rochelle Carrington W’96, Greg Denny C’98, Marina Field C’96, Vernon Gatling W’94, Brandon Hood W’96, Gyimah Jordan GEd’98, Kevin Tucker W’96 and Beverly Ross W’96. While Lucy finishes her last semester at Ohio State Law School <>, Steve will continue to chase "his Bill Gates dream" at his entrepreneurial venture, The Engravable Idea <>.

Andrea Ryan GNu’97 <> and her husband, Jack, announce the arrival of their first child on June 28: Kyle Robert Ryan weighed 10 lbs., 14 oz., and was 21.75 inches long.

Sara Wiesel C’97 and Brendan Flack C’97 celebrated their engagement in May in the happy company of fellow 1997 alumni and family. Sara will receive her master’s degree from Penn’s Fels Center in December.

Dr. Amy Lynn Kidd V’98, a veterinarian at Skippack (Pa.) Animal Hospital, married Gregory Suplick, an oncology researcher for Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, in September.

Jonathan M. Miller W’98 <> married Sari Beth Oppenheim in Feasterville, Pa., on June 27. They honeymooned in Hawaii, and now live in Bethlehem, where Jonathan works in the purchasing department of Bethlehem Steel and Sari teaches elementary school.

Nina Young Smith C’98 married Daniel Smith on June 19. Attending the wedding were Sevile George EE’99, Cathy Hwang C’99, Kevin Chin C’99, Anna Johnsen EAS’99, Marcelita Belen C’99, Corinne Yeh C’99, Megan Hague C’99, Michelle Cho W’98 and Arthur Cho EAS’96. Yazil Santoyo EAS’99 was in the wedding party.

Laura Ardizzone C’99 <> moved to Manhattan and works at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on a thoracic medical/surgical unit. She lives with two other Penn graduates, Crystal Caliguiri W’99 and Audrey Heinel Nu’99. Audrey also works at Sloan-Kettering, on a neuro-surgical floor. "We are all loving every moment of it, but working very hard."

Dina Bass C’99 married Jon Kaufthal C’99 on August 22. The wedding party included Rachel Rydzinski Maryles C’98, Annie Braha Baron C’98, Sarah Weinstock Blum C’99, Tova Rosman C’99, Debra Kaplan G’02, Jason Mirvis C’99, Jonathan Slonim C’99, Michael Tauer C’99 and Josh Drazen W’00. "Thanks to all Penn friends who were able to make it and share in our celebration." Dina and Jon have moved to Seattle, where Jon works for Microsoft as a program manager and Dina is a software reporter for Bloomberg News.

Edward Mercado W’99 recently moved to Los Angeles, where he is pursuing a career in film; he hopes to "join the ranks of other esteemed Penn alumni such as Marc Platt C’79 and Stacey Snider C’82." He also writes that Erick Wollschlager W’99 has moved to Lyons in France, and is teaching English to French high-school students while attending classes at university there.


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