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47 Hon. Arlin M. Adams L’47 Hon’98, the former federal Appeals Court judge, is currently counsel at the Philadelphia-based law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, where he devotes much of his time to issues of public interest. In June he was honored by Penn Law and the Annenberg Foundation with the establishment of a professorship in constitutional law in his name.

48 Albert Z. Segal ME’48 celebrated his 80th birthday with over 100 of his family and friends on Memorial Day weekend in Pennington, N.J. He was bedecked in red and blue. Other alumni joining the celebration were Bernard Levine W’44, Dr. Manny Marks GD’65, Albert’s son, Dr. Arthur L. Segal C’73 D’76 GD’78, and Albert’s niece Cheryl E. Weinstein CW’72.


53 Jackson Dembar W’53 had a one-man show at the Stella Studio Gallery in Johnstown, N.Y., in July and August. An abstract painter (formerly known as Robert Dembar), he writes that he is the only painter who graduated from the Wharton School. Over the past 25 years he has shown his work throughout this country and in Italy; his website is (

55 Ann Brosnahan Thompson CW’55 and Andrew F. Thompson Jr. C’55, Medfield Mass., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party given by their six children, including daughter Barbara Thompson Duperreault C’78. Ann’s sister, Mary Ellen Brosnahan Cotter CW’54, went from Buffalo, N.Y.


56 Morton Handel C’56 is chair of Marvel Enterprises, Inc., and a director of Linens ’n Things. Recently he was elected to the board and named lead director of Trump Entertainment Resorts. He and his wife, Irma, live in Boca Raton, Fla., and West Hartford, Conn.

Mickey J. Littmann W’56 wrote in early July, “I am starting to make plans to attend the 50th Reunion of my class in May. I am particularly pleased, as the date will coincide with the graduation from Wharton of my son, Mark J. Littmann W’06. Having served as a CPA for many years in the public-accounting profession and in industry, I joined Smith Barney as a financial consultant some 15 years ago, and serve my clients building and preserving wealth on a conservative basis. The remainder of my family consists of my wife, Lynn Aidala, a retired bank officer, and daughter, Pam, who has just finished her freshman year at Hamilton.”


60 David H. Marion W’60 L’63, executive partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, was recently installed as president of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.


61 William M. Bass III Gr’61, a forensic anthropologist, is professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee and founder of its Forensic Anthropology Research Center, popularly referred to as “the body farm.” [“Alumni Profiles,” September/October 2000]. The three-acre farm serves as a resource for law-enforcement agencies and as a training ground for forensic anthropologists. He was recently inducted into the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Dr. Lawrence J. Delaney Gr’61, Potomac, Md., is executive vice president for operations, and president of advanced-systems development for the Titan Corporation. In June he was elected a trustee of Clarkson University. From January until June 2001, he had served as acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

H. Robert Fiebach W’61 L’64, Philadelphia, chairs the appellate, directors-and-officers liability, professional-liability and securities-litigation, and civil RICO practices of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor. In May he joined the board of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, which provides pro bono legal assistance to poor people. He also serves on the board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He was recently named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia magazine, ranking him among the state’s top 100 lawyers.

William H. Zinger EE’61, Columbia, Md., in June received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, its highest civilian honor, for outstanding distinguished service as associate head of the air-defense-systems department (1996-2005) and head of the ship-systems branch (1986-95) at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.

62 Bonnie Stein Squires CW’62 G’65 was elected president of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, which advocates for quality child care, distributes funds to child-care centers in the five-county Philadelphia region, and sponsors a national child-care teacher awards ceremony each year. Besides the talk-radio show she co-hosts on Sunday afternoons, Prism, on WHAT-AM (1340), she also hosts and produces Bonnie’s Beat, a half-hour weekly cable-television show in Radnor. And she publishes a weekly opinion column in The Main Line Times. Professionally, she is president of Squires Consulting, a communications and fundraising firm, with nonprofit clients and some universities.

Sheldon Toll C’62, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been selected for the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America; he is one of a select group who have been listed there for 10 years or longer. He owns his own law firm (, which is general counsel to AlixPartners, LLC, and affiliates, which includes an international consulting firm and a series of private-equity funds.

63 Dr. Jay Phelan C’63 is head of otorhinolaryngology at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Fla. He writes, “At the annual scientific meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association in May, I received two noteworthy honors, both of which were completely unexpected. I was given the coveted Robert E. Mitchell Award (Society of the U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons) for ‘outstanding career contributions promoting and advancing the knowledge and science of aerospace and operational medicine.’ Two days later at the banquet, I learned I had been elected a fellow of the association. It was quite a week.”

64 Joel A. Brotman W’64 writes, “I’ve just received an award of which I’m quite proud. For about the past five years I’ve been board president of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, a world-class, professional, non-profit, large jazz ensemble; CDs are available through ( For a slightly shorter period of time, I have been the Northeast regional sales manager for the wholesale/correspondent division of US Bank Home Mortgage, a division of US Bank ( Always encouraging its employees to volunteer, it recently initiated the Five Star Volunteer Award, honoring selected employees for their community service, based on nominations submitted by their organizations. I have been selected from among 495 as one of 129 recipients of the award, which includes a $1000 donation to the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.”

Dr. Barbara A. Crockett-Wojciechoski CW’64 writes, “I relocated to Veterans Hospital in Columbia, S.C., in August to lead a federally funded study on the effectiveness of a strategic team in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD in Iraqi-war veterans. I had been involved on PTSD research and studies as well as being in the clinical faculty practice of Duke University Medical Center.”

John A. DePasquale C’64 WG’67, founding chair of TransAct Inc., a direct-marketing agency and consultancy, in June was elected to the board of the National Italian American Foundation. He also serves on the boards of Southside Hospital, the Great South Bay YMCA, the Committee to Build the Long Island Aquarium, and the Child Abuse Prevention Society. He and his wife live in Locust Valley, N.Y., and have two children.

65 Lawrence J. Fox C’65 L’68 is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, who concentrates on securities litigation. In August he received the ABA’s 2005 Pro Bono Publico Award. He noted, “If not for the support of the firm and the hard work of so many, this recognition would not have been possible. I chose Drinker Biddle because of its commitment to pro bono, and that commitment continues more than 30 years later.” He most recently served as chair of the ABA’s death-penalty representation project, 1996-2003. And he was involved in dramatic litigation on the day before Election Day last year: He and others at the firm stepped in over an allegation that the Board of Elections of Delaware County, Pa., had wrongly rejected registrations. At 8 p.m. that night, the county Common Pleas Court restored the disenfranchised voters to the rolls.


66 Jeffrey F. Durgee C’66 is assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His book, Creative Insight: The Research’s Art—Finding Hidden Needs for New Products and New Brand Positionings, was recently published by the Copy Work Shop in Chicago.

67 Steve Herbst C’67 ( was named International Whistling Entertainer Of The Year for the third consecutive year; known as Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, he is the only whistler to achieve this honor three times in a lifetime. He is also prominently featured in and the narrator for a new feature-length documentary called Pucker Up—The Fine Art Of Whistling, which is to be released next spring. He has been performing in concerts coast-to-coast and making TV commercials. Steve was also a subject of interviews for the leading prime-time evening TV magazine show in Korea (aired to 50 million viewers in February) and another TV show slated to be broadcast to half a billion viewers in China and throughout the Pacific Rim.

68 Joel N. Jacobson C’68 L’71 is an attorney who specializes in banking and financial law with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J. He was included in this year’s list of “New Jersey Super Lawyers,” which is published annually in the May issues of New Jersey Monthly and New Jersey Super Lawyers magazines.

Prof. Jacob Klein Gr’68 was recently elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages and of Bible at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, he helped found and is now senior research fellow of its Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (which was named for Penn’s long-time professor of Sumerian). The second Penn oriental-studies alumnus elected to the academy, he has joined Prof. Mordechai Akiva Friedman C’62 Gr’69, professor of Talmud in the Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University.

69 Edward H. Behrman C’69 GEd’72 GrEd’76, who specializes in secondary-school and college literacy, has recently published several articles in leading education journals, including Reading Research and Instruction, Reading: Language and Literacy, and the Journal of College Reading and Learning. His latest manuscript will appear in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He serves on the editorial boards for Issues in Teacher Education and the Journal of Literacy Research and is a member of the critical perspectives on literacy committee of the International Reading Association.

Dr. Bert McKinnon C’69 has been elected chair of Northern Arizona Healthcare, a not-for-profit hospital system serving Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Winslow, Camp Verde, and Grand Canyon Village. He continues to practice orthopaedic surgery in Flagstaff, and serves on the local Penn secondary-school committee.70 Alan Aidekman W’70 <alaidekman> e-mailed in early July, “My horse, Unfurl the Flag, owned with three partners, won the Grade-1 $350,000 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 3, his second consecutive stakes win. His next start will likely be in the Pat O’Brien at Del Mar on Aug. 21, and a good race there will send him to New York for the Breeder’s Cup Sprint at Belmont on Oct. 29. My other horse, Truly A Judge, won Grade-3 stakes at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita this winter, and is now back in training after a vacation. Judge has earned nearly $700,000 since being purchased with two partners in 2001 for $20,000.” When not at the races, Al and his wife, Donna, own a Curves franchise in Orange, Calif.



71 Libby Fischer Hellmann CW’71, Chicago, has written A Shot to Die For, her fourth mystery; the hardcover version was released by Poisoned Pen Press in August, and a soft cover by Berkley Prime Crime will come out in September. President of the Midwest chapter of Mystery Writers of America, she is the incoming national president of Sisters in Crime.

Stephen M. Offen C’71 is an attorney who practices general-business law with the law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J. He was included in this year’s list of “New Jersey Super Lawyers,” which is published annually in the May issues of New Jersey Monthly and New Jersey Super Lawyers magazines.

William Reynolds GrEd’71, Haddonfield, N.J., executive director of the William G. Rohrer Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rutgers University School of Business in Camden, in August became interim dean of the school. From 1966 to 1972 he served as assistant dean, director of teacher preparation, and director of student teaching at Penn Education. He and his wife, Mollie Hartman Reynolds, have three children: William III, a researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; James, a partner in the Moorestown law firm of Dash, Reynolds, Shmuckler & Dash; and Rebecca, a doctoral candidate at the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications.

Brig. Gen. Dr. David G. Young III C’71 in July assumed command of the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. It is the U.S. Air Force’s largest medical facility, with a staff of 5,400 military, civilian, and contract employees. And as the Department of Defense’s local Tricare multi-service market manager, he oversees four medical-treatment facilities in the San Antonio metropolitan area and directs a $1.2 billion budget for care for over 204,000 beneficiaries. Previously he had served for three years as commander of the 81st Medical Group at Keesler AFB and as the Tricare senior market manager for the Gulf Coast. He is now also a chief flight surgeon with over 800 hours in a wide variety of aircraft.

72 Charles Brummell WG’72, Burr Ridge, Ill., is managing director of Fox Court Associates, LLC, a real estate investment firm. In June he was elected first vice president of the Union League Club of Chicago; he is a trustee of the Union League Boys and Girls clubs. He also serves on the boards of the Goodman Theater and the Great Books Foundation. And he is a director of State Farm Bank, a subsidiary of the State Farm Insurance Co. He and his wife, Shirley, have three sons and a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

Michael A. O’Toole C’72 G’78 <otoole01>, Elkins Park, Pa., e-mails that in July he became principal of Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, a college preparatory school of 500 young men. In June he had received the President’s Medal of La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, for his 31 years of teaching and administrative work; in the last five years he had served as its vice president, in charge of admissions, financial aid, communications, diversity, and capital projects. In his time there he has served as teacher, English-department head, curriculum director for its summer sessions, and head of public relations. He founded its Northwest Philadelphia scholars program in 1996, a community outreach for elementary-school students. He was a Klingenstein Fellow in Independent School Education at Columbia University Teachers College in 1995-96. He also currently serves on the board of Face to Face, a social-services organization in Philadelphia’s Germantown district, and is a lecturer in English and American studies at Penn State’s Abington campus.

73 Alan R. Rachlin C’73 L’78 WG’78 writes that he and his wife are pleased to announce that their son, Evan, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s in biochemical sciences with high honors and a language citation in Japanese; he will attend Harvard Medical School in September. Their younger son, Austin, is an engineering major at Stanford University.

Dr. Arthur L. Segal C’73 D’76 GD’78 was recently elected to the board of the Arts Council of Beaufort County, S.C. He currently serves as a committeeman on the Greater Island Committee of Hilton Head Island and Greater Bluffton, which encompasses the southern half of Beaufort County. Five years ago he founded the Coastal Carolina and Georgia Penn Alumni Club, which has members from as far north as Charleston to as far south as the Sea Islands of Georgia, and as far west as the western suburbs of Savannah. He is now president emeritus of the club. He recently spoke on “Talmudic Pathways to Peace” from the pulpit of Temple Beth Yam on Hilton Head Island, where he and his wife, Ellen, live.

74 Claire Marcus CW’74 FA’76 GFA’78 has received a Lackawanna County Arts Council Grant, which is funded by the new county assessment for arts and cultural development. She will work with youth groups in Merli-Sarnoski Park, near Carbondale, to create a sculpture inspired by the region’s landscape. The work will be exhibited by Pennstar Bank before permanent installation at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Scranton Community Medical Center.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow L’74 was recently inaugurated into the A. B. Chettle Jr. Chaired Professorship in Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center, where she is a professor of law and director of the Georgetown-Hewlett program in conflict resolution and legal problem-solving. In April she delivered the 13th Shils Lecture in Dispute Resolution at Penn Law. Her new textbook, Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model, was recently issued (Aspen Publishing, 2005).

Bruce Wollenberg Gr’74, director of graduate studies and the Center for Electric Energy at the University of Minnesota, in October is to be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

75Shirley T. G. Allen CW’75 GEd’77 is head of language-arts literacy at Charles W. Lewis Middle School in Blackwood, N.J. In May she was honored by Princeton University as an outstanding New Jersey secondary-school teacher.

Bruce K. Ferguson GLA’75 is professor and director of the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia. He writes, “My book, Porous Pavements, was released in March by CRC Press after eight years of research. Porous pavements are the most important development in urban watersheds since the invention of the automobile. They can recharge urban aquifers, reduce urban flooding, restore the quality of urban streams, make urban trees live, and reduce the energy-wasting urban ‘heat island.’ My third book, this is the first comprehensive review of the technology.”

Rev. Dr. William C. Hale G’75 Gr’78 writes, “I have just been promoted to director of pastoral care at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where I have been serving as a full-time chaplain since 2003.”

Simon Kimmelman C’75 was named a “New Jersey Super Lawyer” by New Jersey Monthlymagazine in its May issue; he is an attorney with the Trenton law firm of Sterns & Weinroth, P.C.


76 Barry M. Hartman C’76 is a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. In June he co-wrote “Andersen: Future Impact?” on the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the obstruction-of-justice conviction of Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Robert S. Lavet C’76 was named general counsel of Sallie Mae (the SLM Corporation), the Fortune 500 company based in Reston, Va., that is the nation’s leading provider of education finance. He lives with his wife, Lorraine, and daughter, Jennifer (15), in Vienna. He also serves on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the bar association for in-house counsel.

77 Marlin N. Gusman C’77 W’77, New Orleans, was elected sheriff of Orleans Parish in November. He had been a city councilor since 2000, his first run for office; before that he was the city’s chief administrative officer for six years. He and his wife, Renee, have two children.

Ed Rivkin C’77 e-mails, “I recently completed a 350-mile bicycle-ride fundraiser from Jerusalem to Eilat. The organization I supported is Arava, an environmental studies and research group based in the Negev that includes Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Egyptians as students and alumni. It is working to improve environmental policy in the Middle East and get people from diverse backgrounds studying and working in harmony. The ride was my first distance ride, and was educational, spiritual, and a great way to see Israel. If interested, visit ( for info regarding next year’s ride, or contact me at <[email protected]>. It is much more than a great bike ride.”

Dr. Craig B. Thompson M’77, chair of cancer biology at Penn Medicine and scientific director of Penn’s Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in May for his research accomplishments, notably pioneering the study of the Bcl-2 family of cancer-causing genes.

78 Mark S. Epstein C’78 writes, “I recently joined American Rivers as vice president of outreach and communications. It is a leader of the nation’s river movement, dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain, for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife. My focus includes developing strategies to protect wild and scenic rivers, and addressing problems of water scarcity and urban sprawl. I live in Washington, with my wife, Sandi, and children Ali (10) and Dashell (six).”

79 Scott Davenport W’79 WG’80 and Tim Fisher C’80 write that, after 28 years together as a couple, they recently tied the knot legally at their summer home in Provincetown, Mass. They first met at Penn during auditions for the Glee Club. They live in Bethesda, Md., with their two children, Kati (15) and Fritz (13), and are the founders of Provincetown’s Family Week, an annual gathering of over 400 gay- and lesbian-headed families; it is a program of the Family Pride Coalition, on whose board they both have served. The wedding was attended by close friends and family, including Scott’s father, Wesley Davenport W’46, and John Mahaffie C’81, Andy Eddins C’81, and Ivan Hurwitz W’90. Tim and Scott, together with two other same-sex couples with children, recently won a case against the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Virginia supreme court: They sought and won to have the state issue correct birth certificates, listing only the two fathers as the legal parents for their children, who were born in Virginia but were co-parent-adopted in the District of Columbia. Scott, a vice president of enterprise risk management at Capital One, is also pursuing a master’s in interior design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design; Tim, a stay-at-home dad and writer, competes as an adult figure skater and is currently the U.S. National Champion for his competitive category.

Sarah McCoubrey C’79 GFA’81, Fayetteville, N.Y., is a landscape painter and an associate professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She was awarded a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts in its pilot program “Sites Re-Seen” that will foster interaction between artists and historic sites. She will help create an exhibit to be displayed this November in the Gage House in Fayetteville.

Joel K. Oppenheimer CE’79, Owings Mills, Md., joined STV Group, Inc., in May as manager of the Baltimore office’s transportation department.

Michael Scullin C’79 is of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Monteverde, McAlee & Hurd, where he handles international matters and consults firms on global expansion. He was recently awarded the Medaille d’Honneur of the French region of Rhône-Alpes, in recognition of his developing relations between that region and Philadelphia, and particularly his role in the sister program and attorney exchange between the Philadelphia and Lyons bar associations.


80 Leonard A. Bernstein C’80 W’80, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the international law firm of Reed Smith, LLP, was re-elected in June to the board of the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia; he returned after a two-year absence when he served as president of Adath Israel, the synagogue in Merion, Pa.

Tim Fisher C’80 see Scott Davenport W’79 WG’80.


81 Debra Hein GNu’81, West Hartford, Conn., is a clinical nurse specialist at the Center for Professional Practice Excellence at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She recently received a 2005 Nursing Leadership Award for leadership in nursing education.

Sharon Hernes Silverman C’81 has written State Museum of Pennsylvania, part of the trail-of-history-guide series issued by Stackpole Books and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Her next book, Basic Crocheting, will be published by Stackpole in 2006. She writes the “Check, Please!” restaurant column for The Hunt magazine. She and her husband, Alan B. Silverman W’81, live in West Chester, Pa., with their two sons. Friends are welcome to get in touch at <[email protected]>.

82Barbara Bellissimo W’82 has had her first book, Become Your Own Great and Powerful: A Woman’s Guide to Leading Your Real, Big Life, published by iUniverse. After 20 years as a high-tech marketing executive and entrepreneur, she now lives her “dream life” with her husband, Michael Bellissimo C’81, and daughter, Elisabeth (nearly 13), on Martha’s Vineyard. A women’s leadership coach and consultant, she founded the Secret Order of the Tiara, whose members helped her write the book (

Allan S. Brilliant W’82 joined the national law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in July, as a partner in its New York office and co-chair of its insolvency and business-reorganization practice. Previously he was a partner in the financial-restructuring group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Beth Kephart C’82 received a 2005 Pew Fellowship in the Arts this year. One of her five books, A Slant of Sun, was nominated for a National Book Award. Her latest book, Ghosts in the Garden: Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self, was excerpted in the May/June Gazette.

Maria Kathryn Fechner Wickham C’82, and her husband, Charles Leigh Wickham III, and their daughter, Elizabeth, joyfully announce the birth of Annabel Leigh Wickham on Jan. 20. “We continue to enjoy living in London, where we have lived for the last eight years. Any old friends coming through London, please contact me at <[email protected]>.”

83 Dr. Gail D. Brooks GEd’83 GrEd’97, superintendent of the Pleasantville Public Schools in New Jersey, was honored in June by the Lighthouse District Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Thomas P. Haverty GM’83 GM’87 is group vice president of global clinical development at the Schering-Plough Research Institute in Kenilworth, N.J. In June he was appointed to the board of the Garden State Cancer Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Garden State Cancer Center, in Belleville. He and his wife, Valerie Szabo Haverty GNu’83, live in Morris County with their two sons.

M. Lee Kristeller Johnson C’83 is legal counsel to the U.S. Navy’s Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in San Diego, where she lives with her two children. In June she received the Fiscal Year 2004 Department of the Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award for her work on a multi-million dollar, Navy-wide wireless, telephone, and data services contract; it became mandatory for all Navy and Marine continental U.S. installations in Oct. 2004.

Carolyn Keefe GrEd’83, West Chester, Pa., is professor emerita of communication studies at West Chester University. In June she was elected to the board of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.

Deborah A. Perelmuter W’83 has been with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 21 years, and currently serves as a senior vice president in its markets group. She recently joined the Stony Brook MBA advisory board in New York, and is first vice president of the Montclair (N.J.) Senior Care and Activities Center. An adviser and mentor at Montclair High School for the Federal Reserve’s “Fed Challenge” high-school economics competition, she also recently served as a judge in the competition’s national finals. Debby and her husband, James M. Jarosik W’81, a commercial real-estate developer, live in Montclair.

84 Laura Starr GLA’84 is a principal with Saratoga Associates, project landscape architects. She led the design of the Bosque Gardens in New York’s Battery Park, which opened in June. She noted, “Just behind the bustling waterfront promenade, the Bosque is a quieter, social retreat with soft-surface footpaths and undulating gardens under the canopy of mature plane trees: It brings back to the harbor a feeling of natural abundance. Downtown New Yorkers will now have a new destination where they can eat, play, find solitude or romance in one of the city’s largest perennial gardens.”

85 Matthew Edward Cavanaugh C’85 recently completed the full-time on-campus MBA program at the University of Chicago. He also recently completed a three-year elected term as governor the State Bar of California, including one year as vice president and lawyer-oversight chairperson.


86 J. Stuart Dickstein C’86 and his wife, Nancy Shapiro, are delighted to announce the birth of Gefen Jarden Shapiro on April 20, who was welcomed by his three-year-old brother Zev Dickstein. The family continues to live in “our fair city,” Cambridge, Mass., where Nancy is a geropsychologist and composer and oboist, and Stuart is an editor at He also edited the recently published Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion, a book of technical insights on service, repair, maintenance, and procedures compiled from over 45 years of The Star,the magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America.

Daniel R. Guadalupe L’86, Plainsboro, N.J., is an attorney who specializes in construction litigation with the law firm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville, N.J. In July he spoke on “The Home Warranty Process” at a seminar on Residential Construction Issues In New Jersey.

Joshua R. Slavitt C’86, a partner with the Philadelphia intellectual-property law firm of Synnestvedt & Lechner LLP, was named among “Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers” in the June issue of Philadelphia magazine.

David J. Steerman C’86 is a partner in the litigation department’s family-law practice group of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP; his practice is exclusively family law. On June 23 he appeared on the Comcast Network’s program, Money Matters Today, speaking on pre-nuptial agreements.

87Brian D. Doerner L’87 has been appointed chair of the business and finance department of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP.

Daniel Garofalo GAr’87 GPU’03, Philadelphia, is serving with the Crisis Corps, part of the U.S. Peace Corps, as a civil engineer helping people in Sri Lanka recover from the devastation of last year’s tsunamis. Previously he was the senior facilities planner at Penn.

Amy Goldin C’87 L’90 <Amygoldinlaw> e-mails, “I married Brian Strelitz in 2003, and we just had our son Aryeh (“Ari”) Max on Feb. 20. My older son, Joshua, is an amazing big brother and my best helper. After working six years at the law firm of Carlton Fields in Tampa, Fla., and another seven years as in-house counsel with Atlantic Gulf Communities Corporation in Miami, I now have my own real estate practice in Plantation, and juggle being a part-time real estate lawyer and full-time mom.”

Gary R. Greenstein C’87 <[email protected]> e-mails that he is living in Bethesda, Md., with his wife, Julie, and twin daughters, Sydney and Madison, who were born in Oct. 2003. Formerly a vice president of business and legal affairs for the Recording Industry Association of America, he was named general counsel of SoundExchange, Inc., in February. “It is the first performing-rights organization in the U.S. to collect royalties for the public performance of sound recordings, and represents the interests of recording artists and record labels (”

Bill Lehr C’87 <[email protected]> e-mails, “After many years of living in Japan, where I taught ESL, grew a family, and studied aikido and shiatsu, I’ve finally found a career in the U.S. that I love. I’ve started acupuncture practices in Manhattan ( and Montclair, N.J. My wife, Mayumi, is a pianist, accompanist, and gives lessons. Son Kyohei charges into his junior year of high school in September with who knows what hair color. And we’re also proud to say that son Takuto is starting school at Virginia Tech this fall.”

John Maciuika C’87, assistant professor of architectural history at the University of Virginia, has written Before the Bauhaus: Architecture, Politics, and the German State (1890-1920), which was published Cambridge University Press earlier this year.

Sarah W. Tracy G’87 Gr’92 is an associate professor of the history of medicine and director of the medical-humanities program at the University of Oklahoma. She wrote in June, “I have just published a book, Alcoholism in America from Reconstruction to Prohibition (Johns Hopkins University Press), that investigates medical, clerical, and judicial efforts to portray and treat alcoholism as a disease in the U.S. between 1870 and 1920.”

88 Lauren Brody C’88 writes, “I have been married for over 10 years to Dr. Neil Brody, a dermatologist with a private practice in Manhasset, N.Y. We have three fantastic children, Ezra Max Brody (six), Jonah Eli Brody (five), and Eliana Raine Brody (two). In January we moved to Laurel Hollow, where we recently completed building our dream house. In addition to taking care of the children, I now work as a fitness instructor for Equinox Fitness: All alumni are invited to take my spin class!”

Robert Nemes C’88 W’88, assistant professor of History at Colgate University, has written The Once and Future Budapest, which was published earlier this year by Northern Illinois University Press.

89 Edwin J. Lukas C’89, Grosse Pointe Woods. Mich., has joined the Detroit law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C., as senior counsel in its business and finance group. Previously he was with Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C., of Bloomfield Hills. He serves on the board of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation.

Elisabeth Preston C’89 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I was awarded the “2005 Top 40 under 40” award in Ottawa, which is judged upon career accomplishments, professional expertise, and community and charitable involvement. I am currently general counsel for a publicly traded counter-terrorism product company (which I took public in 2003), and specialize in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. My two boys are now two and four, and holy terrors themselves.”

Henry K. Snyder C’89 has joined the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP as counsel in its New York office; a member of its commercial-litigation practice, he concentrates on securities cases and biotechnology and medical-device companies. Active in the pro-bono counsel program in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, he has served as trial counsel for indigent parties.


90 José Luis Castro GPU’90, Paris, is director of finance and development for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. In May he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Pace University for his leadership in international public health and his commitment to education. He was also recently appointed to the board of the World Lung Foundation in New York.

B. Christopher Dougherty GEd’90 is an associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and director of the Educational Opportunity Fund office at Rutgers University-Camden. In June he was elected vice president of the Association for Continuing Higher Education, for a one-year term beginning in November. He lives in Havertown, Pa., with his wife, Joanne, and their daughters, Madeleine (five) and Isabel (two).

Robyn Herstein Levitt C’90 and her husband, Andy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Molly Frances, on Dec. 23. “She lives on the Upper East side of Manhattan with her parents, and enjoys being a city girl, taking in the sights and sounds, and occasional tree.”

Jonathan Ringel C’90 W’90 <[email protected]> has been named managing editor of the Fulton County Daily Report, a newspaper covering the legal community in Atlanta. He has worked there since 1995, covering everything from local law firm business to the U.S. Supreme Court (during a two-year stint at the paper’s Washington affiliate, Legal Times).


91 Thomas Bartscherer C’91 has co-edited Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in June.

Scott M. Johnson EAS’91 writes, “I am pleased to announce my engagement to Jennifer Jill Boehme: We are planning an Oct. 29 wedding in Pittsburgh. She is employed as a paralegal with the law firm of Campbell, Durant, & Beatty in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Duquesne University. Since receiving my MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, I have been employed with GlaxoSmithKline’s procurement group, currently as sourcing group manager for contract manufacturing. We plan to live in the Pittsburgh suburb of Glenshaw after our wedding.”

Jennifer Rosen C’91 and James Cigliano W’91 write, “We were happy to welcome Benjamin Isidore Cigliano on June 21. He joins his older brother, Jacob William Cigliano, who was born on Dec. 11, 2003. Jennifer completed her fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Institutes of Health this summer, and will join the surgical staff at Boston University Medical Center in the fall, where she will return to the operating room and start her own lab in angiogenesis research. Jim left McKinsey and Company and is currently vice president for retention marketing at AOL.”

92 John Clement C’92 e-mails, “Since 1993 I have been living and working as a sculptor in Brooklyn. I recently installed three large-scale works in Chestnut Hill, and look forward to more installations in the Philadelphia area. My work can be seen at (”

Elizabeth Hitchcock GAr’92 is the former director of alumni affairs for Penn Design, 1999-2003. She writes, “I am delighted to report that I passed my FAA checkride and I am now licensed as a private pilot! I don’t plan on giving up my day job, however, working as senior facilities planner at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.”

Jeffrey S. Jacobson C’92 GPU’93, a member of the litigation department of the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, become partner in July. He joined the firm in 1997.

Dr. Jennifer Silverman Kitchin C’92 is a dermatologist in private practice in Westchester County, N.Y., and in Westport Conn., and Peter Kitchin C’92 EE’92 GEE’95 works as a project manager at UBS in Stamford. “Our three kids are doing great! Emily is six years old, and will be starting first grade this fall. Jake is three years old and is in nursery school, and Kate is almost two years old. We will be celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary this fall. We would love to hear from Penn friends at <[email protected]>.”

Eric Todd Levin C’92 e-mails, “My wife, Jennifer, and I are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter, Sofia Elise Levin, on Dec. 12, in South Florida. She is being spoiled rotten and already has more outfits than Paris Hilton. I forgot to put my wedding announcement in the Gazette, so to get everyone caught up, Jen and I married on Oct. 20, 2001. A nice group of alumni were there, and I appreciate that they traveled to Miami one month after Sept. 11 to do the Hora with us. I am currently vice-chair of our family business, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, the fifth-largest beer distribution business in the U.S. It’s a good thing I minored in beer at Penn because we sell a lot of beer, about 20 million cases a year. Last year I stepped down as president of the Penn Miami-Dade Alumni Club after three years. Send me a note at <[email protected]>—but don’t expect any free beer!”

Jill Rabach C’92 <[email protected]>, Arlington Va., e-mailed in early June, “I gave birth to twin boys on April 15: Aaron and Sam are happy and healthy and look just like their father, Howard. Jen Karweit C’92 threw the baby shower, and Tracie Hoffman Cohen C’92 came down from New York to attend! I was promoted to a management position at Nextel Communications before going on leave, and will return to work in July.”

Steve Stickles C’92 <[email protected]> recently opened the doors of his private law practice in Pittsburgh. “I have been married to my wife, Bobbie, a wonderful and gorgeous woman, for the past year and a half. We live in the small shire that is Hopedale, Ohio (Clark Gable was born here—don’t believe everything you read about him being born in Cadiz) with our 11-year-old daughter, Nicolette.”

Denise Wolf C’92 and Paul Rudick W’95 are thrilled to announce the birth of their third son, Levi Wolf Rudick, on April 27. He joined big brothers Caleb (four) and Noah (two), and the family lives in Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. When they’re not chasing kids around the local playgrounds, Paul works as a director at Wyeth and Denise is an assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia.

93 Maryellen Feehery EAS’93 L’98, an attorney in the intellectual-property group in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Reed Smith LLP, in July became elected president of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia. She had earlier served as its vice president of technology.

Jenny Won Garcia C’93 and her husband, Domingo, are proud to announce the birth of their third son, Luke, on May 5 in Austin, Tex. He joins big brothers Andrew (six) and Gabriel (three).

Stephanie L. Gill W’93 e-mails, “Mark and I are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son, Alexander Landon, on March 20. We have been having a great time with Alex—and he has been having a great time training us! He has truly been a wonderful addition to our lives. We still live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. I am currently a shareholder with the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll, PC, but will be joining the legal department at Consol Energy (a NYSE company based in Pittsburgh). I would love to hear from alumni friends at <[email protected]>.”

Dan Gomez EE’93 e-mails, “My wife, Amy, and I belatedly announce the birth of our second child, Nathaniel McGinn Gomez. He joins older brother Benjamin Lee Gomez, who adores Nate, and all are doing very well. I still work for Accenture and will have passed my 12th year with the firm by time you read this. We have lived in Alexandria, Va., for the past several years. We would love to hear from you at <[email protected]>.”

Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf C’93 writes, “On May 30, 2004, I married Adam Graf, whom I first met when I ‘picked him up’ at a bar in SoHo, with the help of my college roommate Amanda Rykoff C’92. She was a bridesmaid at our wedding, which was attended by many alumni, including my dad, Barry Mendelson W’64, and friends Melanie Fuertes C’93, Debbie Schaffer Schoeman C’92, Julie Abraham C’91, Susan Moss C’91 W’91, Alison Cohen Rosenzweig W’92, Bradley Reis EAS’89 GEng’92, Heidi Learner EAS’94 W’94, Laurie Katz Braun C’92, Michael Gorelick C’94, and Dan Brown C’93. A week before our wedding, I was ordained as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. After working for a few years as a matrimonial attorney in New York, I realized that the rabbinate was a better fit for me, professionally and personally. I am now working as an assistant rabbi at Temple Israel in Westport, Conn., where I live with my husband.”

Jeremy Lutsky C’93 married Traci Kampel at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., on June 25. His brother, Zachary Lutsky C’97, served as best man. Other alumni attending included Mitchell Winston W’93, Lee Egerman C’93, Jeffrey Harlan C’93, Joanna Fein Siegel C’93, and Kekul Shah C’94. Jeremy and Traci recently moved to Philadelphia, where he is a healthcare attorney with ReedSmith, LLP, and she is a writer.

Ralph Muldrow GAr’93 GFA’93 writes, “I have been named associate director of the Clemson University/College of Charleston joint-graduate program in historic preservation. I am also the Simons Professor of Architecture and Preservation at the College of Charleston and associate professor of art history, and a licensed architect. My wife and I live in Charleston with our two children, Kristmar (11) and Benjamin (eight).”

Kathleen Paralusz C’93 <kathleen.paralusz> in June joined the law department at Northrop Grumman Corporation as senior staff counsel for unmanned-systems programs. “If you are ever in the Southern California area, please drop a line.”

Alfredo M. Sergio C’93 has joined the law firm of Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, in Jenkintown, Pa., concentrating in the areas of commercial and employment litigation. He was previously an associate in the litigation department of a Philadelphia law firm, where he practiced complex commercial and environmental insurance-coverage litigation and contract litigation. He and his wife, Andreina Rojas-Sergio, live in Elkins Park, Pa.

94 Nicholas B. Breyfogle G’94 Gr’98, associate professor of history at Ohio State University, wrote Heretics and Colonizers: Forging Russia’s Empire In South Caucasus, which was published in June by Cornell University Press.

Brandon Collier C’94 <[email protected]> and his wife, Wan, are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Lily Hope, on June 15. She joins big sister Jasmine (two) as Quakers-in-training. The happy family lives in Cleveland.

Suzanne Berman Gardos C’94 <suzanne [email protected]> and Robert Gardos W’94 <[email protected]> e-mail, “We are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Benjamin, on Nov. 29. He was welcomed home by his delighted big sister, Maya, who is now two. We are busy and enjoying our move to Westchester, N.Y. Rob is president and founder of GridApp Systems, an enterprise software company that helps companies manage their database infrastructure.”

Jason Garmise C’94 W’94 L’98 see Jessica Thrope Garmise C’96.

Amy Markowitz Goldstein W’94 <amygoldstein> and her husband, Neil, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Bea, on May 18. She joins big sister Lily, who turns three at the end of September. They live in Manhattan, where Amy is a vice president in finance at the JPMorgan Private Bank and Neil is group publisher of teen magazines at Bauer Publishing.

Oliver J. Graves C’94 e-mailed in early June, “In the last four months I have finished building our house in Redmond, Wash., joined Infospace Mobile, and was promoted to Father, due to the birth of Owen Johnson Graves on April 25. Although I am a bit tired, I am very proud of my little son. Should you wish to change a diaper over a glass of wine, feel free to contact me at <[email protected]>. If not, contact me anyway, as I love to hear from old friends.”

Todd Huseby C’94 EAS’94 and his wife, Laura, proudly announce the birth of their son, Brad Edmier Huseby, on May 5 in Chicago.

Ken MacFarlane C’94 EAS’94 writes, “Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Alumni Day this year, as my wife Amanda and I were otherwise occupied: We are happy to announce the birth our third child, Elizabeth Paige MacFarlane, on Saturday, May 14. When not facing the challenges of parenthood, I’ve been known to spend some time in the JPMorgan Chase offices in Columbus, Ohio, as they provide me a paycheck in exchange for my services as a lead engineer in their systems-management group.”

Yosef Refaeli C’94 writes, “I recently established a research laboratory at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. The research in my lab focuses on the molecular basis of blood cancers, and how some of the same genetic components may be involved in autoimmune diseases. Denver is home now, and a very nice one indeed.”

Miguel E. Rodriguez C’94 L’99 was recently hired by U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to serve as her counsel in her Washington Senate office. He previously held a similar position in the office of Sen. Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey.

95 Beth Popp Berman C’95 announces “the birth of our son, Noah Popp Berman, on Sept. 3 of last year. My husband, Daniel Berman C’95, and I are loving parenthood and both of us enjoyed two months off to spend with Noah. In our non-parent roles, I am completing my Ph.D. in sociology at Berkeley, and he is working as a freelance media consultant, currently with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. In other Penn news, we just attended the wedding of Stephanie Williams EAS’96 in Saratoga, Calif., where we saw our old friend Renee Ryerson Marousis C’94, also recently married. Her wedding last October was a real Penn reunion; attending were Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu’94 and Matthew Bass C’95 L’99 and their two daughters; Jennifer Lewis C’95 and Aron Greenberg C’95, Grace Ming Lee C’95, Lija Bentley C’96, Leah Klerr C’96, Stephanie Williams, and others. Jim Feldkamp EAS’96 W’96 joined us by phone from his temporary home in Singapore. We were sad to miss our 10th Reunion, but have hopes of making it back for the 15th.”

Michael F. Gerber C’95 is an attorney in the business-litigation practice group of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP and a state Representative (148th Legislative District in Montgomery Co.). In May he was appointed to a three-year term in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He noted, “I am honored. This appointment has sentimental value, as my dad, Dick Gerber W’56, and my grandfather, Morris Gerber W’29 L’32, both served in the House of Delegates.”

Dr. Jason James C’95 and his wife, Lisa, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Ryan Andrew, on June 9. He joins big brother Spencer Harris, who is about to turn three. Jason is an obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice in Miami, where he joined his father after graduating residency. This was an especially amazing experience for Jason, as he actually delivered Ryan, who weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 oz.; and he welcomes old friends to keep in touch at <[email protected]>.

Heena Yuhan Lee C’95 and her husband, Dennis, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Alexander Ryan Lee, on May 2. They live in Boston where Heena is a pediatrician and Dennis is a dermatologic surgeon. James Yuhan EAS’96 and Jason Lee C’97 are proud uncles.

Dan Margulies W’95 see Alyson Landa Margulies C’97.

Marjorie Mindell C’95 and Marc Mangot C’95 married on March 20 in Baltimore. Attending the wedding were Jeffrey Craine W’95, Johnny Dadlani W’95, Nigel Flack EAS’95, Annie Greenberger C’00, Aaron Gregory EAS’95, Brian Hersh EAS’95, Karl Martin Jacobsen W’95, Adam Miller C’95 and Cindy Mahamitra-Miller C’95, Leslie Miller-Rosen C’95, and Joseph Miller C’60. Marc is a senior vice president, asset finance, with the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Marjorie is an accreditation coordinator, employee-assistance programs, with the Council on Accreditation; they live in New York.

Paul Rudick W’95 see Denise Wolf C’92.


96 Laurie Curtin C’96 <lc@> e-mails, “to announce my marriage to Paul F. Heinerichs Jr. on Sept. 17 in Villanova, Pa. Carolyn Parmigiani Moriarity C’96 will participate as one of my bridesmaids. Paul and I live in Ardmore, Pa.”

Jessica Thrope Garmise C’96 and Jason Garmise C’94 W’94 L’98 are thrilled to announce the birth of their second daughter, Eliza Jordyn, on June 3; proudest of all is big sister Hannah, who is two and a half years old. They live in Manhattan.

Stacey Feller W’96 and Andrew Feller W’96 WG’02 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wesley Martin, on May 4. “Although he was five weeks early, he weighed a healthy 6 lbs. even. The entire family is doing well and lives in Manhattan.”

Dawn Lanzalotti O’Croinin C’96 <PennDawn96> married Conor Brendan O’Croinin at St. Agatha-St. James Church in Philadelphia on Jan. 29, with a reception at the Ballroom at the Ben. The bridal party included matron-of-honor Kristin Dolte McNaughton C’96, and bridesmaids Jeanine Makara C’96 and Hyun-Jeong Ra C’96 G’99. The ceremony featured music by the Penn Glee Club, directed by Dr. C. Erik Nordgren G’93 Gr’01, and organist Kevin D. Chun of the theater-arts department. Other wedding guests included Chas Carol C’99, Brian Chirls EAS’00 W’00, Elise Colella C’05 W’05, Dr. Eileen Everly C’95, Ira J. Hillman C’92 W’92, Max Kieba EE’99, Dr. John A. Lanzalotti M’75, John Lee C’01 EAS’01 L’05, Dr. Michael Manolas C’96, James McNaughton W’96, Michael D. Mirmak EE’96, William J. Murphy L’78, Andrew Prantner G’99, Dr. Michael Rudmann D’01, Michael Rutner C’96 WG’05, Adam B. Sherr C’90 GEd’00 GrEd’07 and Sara Walters Sherr Nu’98 GNu’01, Amanda Shiffman C’02, Brian Turnbaugh C’96, and former director of the Glee Club, Bruce Montgomery. Dawn and Conor live in Baltimore, where she works for LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier, and he is preparing to start a judicial clerkship. They would love to hear from fellow alumni and look forward to the Class of 1996’s 10th Reunion.

Melissa Kaplan Pollack C’96 and Jason Pollack C’96 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandra Ellie, on June 14; she weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 20 inches. “In addition, choosing to concentrate as many major-life events into one month as possible, Mom, Dad, and baby are leaving Manhattan and making the inevitable exodus to the suburbs—moving to Irvington in Westchester County. Alex hopes to cheer for the Red and Blue in the fall of 2023 at Franklin Field.”

Jordan Small W’96 married Jessica Klaitman in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend. Fellow Penn Six members Scott Harris C’96 and Peter Kim C’95 were in the wedding party; other alumni attending were Nick Bhuta W’96 WG’97, Calvin Chen C’97 W’97, Anthony Go EAS’97 W’97, Chris Hampshire C’96, David Hitchens C’96, and Doug Hoerster W’96. Jordan and Jessica live in New York.

Sinan Turnacioglu C’96 and Katie Portnoy Turnacioglu C’96 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Lee, on April 22. Sinan is a pediatrician in private practice in Maryland and Katie works in foreign policy for the federal government. They also celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in April. “The new family is doing well and spent the month of June bonding; feel free to drop us a line at <[email protected]>.”

97 Winston Chow W’97 and Caroline Chen Chow C’98 G’98 e-mail, “After spending almost five years in San Francisco, we finally made the move back East. We bought a house in Ridgewood, N.J., and also started a family! Maxwell Reardon Chow joined us on Dec. 18, weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz., and was 20” long. He is definitely our little bundle of joy, and we look forward to having all our Penn friends meet him. We can be reached at <[email protected]>.”

Keren Aviad Dunn C’97 and Lenny Dunn C’97 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Michael Ethan, on May 16, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz., and he was 20 inches long.

Yali Elkin C’97 and Dr. Avigayil Elkin are thrilled to announce the birth of a second daughter, Naomi Adina, on June 7 at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. “She was born at 12:55 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz., and her older sister, Talia, and older brother, Ari, excitedly welcomed her to the world. Her parents are eagerly looking forward to her Penn graduation in 2026.” Yali is a corporate-finance director at IDT Telecom and Avigayil is a pediatrician at Tenafly Pediatrics.

Karin Plotkin Felix C’97 and Michael Felix EE’98 W’98 are pleased to announce the birth of their twins: “Our beautiful children, Joshua Daniel and Emma Jordyn, were born on March 17. They joined big brother Jacob, who turned four in April. We are living outside of Chicago, and would love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]>.”

Saeri Kiritani GFA’97 received a 2005 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, in the category of performance art/multidisciplinary work.

Alyson Landa Margulies C’97 and Dan Margulies W’95 are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Mikayla Margulies, on May 4.

Ethan Ruby C’97 and Allison Teitler C’96 organized a summer event, Taste of Chelsea, that took place on June 15 at Eugene in Manhattan to raise funds for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis/Miami Project; featured restaurants included Strip House, Ottimo, East of Eighth, Elmo, Taj, Sal Anthony’s, Sapa, Garden of Eden, Shaffer City, Monster Sushi, and the City Bakery. The fund raises money for spinal-cord-injury research ( Ethan, injured in an accident, is president of the New York chapter and seeks active participation of alumni in this project.

Soei Shin C’97 <[email protected]> e-mails, “We are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Duncan Noah Shin, on Jan. 14, weighing in at 6 lbs. 4 oz., and 19.5 inches long. My husband, Lewis, and I have been having a grand time figuring out parenting and Baby Bjorn, among other things. We recently moved to the Bay Area for my husband’s radiology fellowship at Stanford, and would love to hear from friends in the area. I’m still working as an associate in equity research covering automotive stocks at Morgan Stanley, but have transferred to the San Francisco office.”

Dr. Kevin Volpp G’97 GrW’98 M’98 is a staff physician at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and a core investigator with the Veteran’s Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. He serves as an assistant professor of medicine and health-care systems at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine and is a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. In June he received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, which is described as “the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.”

98 David Austin C’98 married Dr. Jennifer Loh C’98 on April 16 in Merion, Pa., “the culmination of an eight-year courtship. We took a honeymoon in Belize. Jen just finished her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and will stay on for an extra year to be chief resident. I graduated in May from the University of Maryland School of Law, where I was editor-in-chief of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. I am still active in music and recently finished a commission for the New Jersey Youth Symphony. We’d love to hear from all of our old friends at <[email protected]>.”

Mary Carol Campbell C’98 married Matthew G. Roy C’98 on July 10 in Philadelphia. Alumni attending the wedding included friends Wendy Mongillo C’98, Tara Chadwick Bergman C’98 and Phil Bergman EAS’98, Sarah Blowers Melia C’98, Stephen Lewis W’98, Kevin Koy C’98, Christie Lucier Danen C’98, Bonnie Siegel C’98, and Carl Ackerman GEd’01, as well as relatives of the bride Jennifer Buchholz V’00 and William Campbell PT’72. Mary Carol and Matt had lived in the Boston area from 1998. She completed a master’s in social work in 2002 from Simmons College, and worked as an out-patient therapist with Spanish-speaking immigrants at a community-health center; he received a master’s in teaching from Boston University in 2001 and worked as a high-school history teacher. They relocated to Ardmore, Pa., over the summer and look forward to hearing from friends at <[email protected]> and <[email protected]>.

Caroline Chen Chow C’98 G’98 see Winston Chow W’97.

Dr. Dayle Whiteman Davenport C’98 married Dr. Milton Davenport III on May 13 at the Fox Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. One of her bridesmaids was Dr. Shawan Wade Worsley C’99. They were excited to celebrate with other alumni, including Brandi Thompson Adams C’99 and Kenan Adams W’98, Stan Anderson EAS’99, Jennifer Bryant C’99, Jonathan Carroll C’99, Patrice Lake Nu’99, O’Neil Palmer EAS’99, Adia Perry C’99, Rachel Skerritt C’98 GSEd’99, Michael Trent EAS’99, and Kimberly Kirby Whitehead EAS’99 and Terrance Whitehead EE’99. Dayle and Milton met in Boston, where she attended Harvard Medical School and he the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. They recently purchased their first home, in Chicago, where she has begun her residency in emergency medicine and he an endodontics residency.

Michael Felix EE’98 W’98 see Karin Plotkin Felix C’97.

Michael Lean C’98 see Allison Menell C’99.

Dr. Elisabeth Roos Leiderman C’98 and her husband, Dr. David Leiderman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Tyler Leo, on June 14. They live in Philadelphia, where mom is pursuing her MBA at Wharton. Tyler is excited to be a “Wharton Kid” this fall.

Logan Levkoff-Cortes C’98 GEd’99 and her husband, Louis, welcomed their son, Maverick Atticus, into the world on March 27. She is a sexologist in New York.

Melissa Wu C’98 e-mails, “I’m still in Pasadena, Calif., and I’m now working for IndyMac Bank in their home-construction lending division—feel free to contact me if you want to buy, build, or remodel a home. I’ve been president of PennClubLA for the past two years and I’m so excited that Penn recently awarded us the 2005 Alumni Club Award of Merit. I look forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming, and would love to catch up with old friends at <[email protected]>.”

99 Sarah Peskoe Adler C’99 and Oren Adler announce the birth of their daughter, Shalhevet Lirom, on May 2 in New York. “She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, and is growing so quickly and learning more each day.” Sarah is currently staying at home with her, and would love to hear from friends at <[email protected]>.

Jonathan Bluth C’99 see Katherine Steinberg Bluth C’00.

Matthew Engel W’99 <[email protected]> and Ilana Kubel are proud to announce their engagement. They both live in Manhattan, where he is vice president of Langsam Property Services, Corp., a real estate management firm, and she is a financial analyst at Revlon.

Tom Hardin W’99 married Sue Machorek on May 21 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Washington, N.J. Alumni attending the wedding included Dave Anenberg C’99, Michael Bressler EAS’99 W’99, John Buchanan C’01, Peter Carpi EE’00, Jordan Grayson EAS’99 W’99, Anna Hilton CGS’99 V’05 and Ken Massey C’99 (groomsman), Jesse Janosov C’99 EAS’99, Eric Kang W’99, Anna Figueras-Kushner C’97 and Caith Kushner C’99 W’99, Dan Nash C’99, Joe Park C’99, Sari Post C’00, Andrew Ross W’99, Mike Schneider C’99, Chris Solarz C’00, Alicia Syrett W’99, Lucia Zapatero C’99 GGS’04, reader Ben Wire EAS’99 W’99, and groomsman Noah Bilenker C’99. Tom and Sue spent two weeks honeymooning in the Caribbean. They live in Manhattan. He works as a hedge fund analyst and she as an underwriter in the real estate finance group at Lehman Brothers.

Lucille Marino C’99 wed Nicholas Hooper EAS’01 in Malibu, Calif., on June 26. Attending were Agatha Lambris C’99 (who sent in this note), Josh Carle C’02, Alex Snyder C’00, and Steve Hooper EAS’92. Instead of party favors, Lucille and Nicholas donated money to the James Brister Society Emergency Grant Fund at Penn.

Allison Menell C’99 married Michael Lean C’98 on June 4 in a penthouse celebration in New York. Nearly 50 alumni attended, including wedding party members Brooke Agulnick W’00, Josh Dickstein C’98 GPU’00, Rachel Berkow Farscht C’99, Melissa Freed C’99, Whitney Goldstein C’97, Andrew Immerman W’98, Darren Langer C’98, Alan Kessler C’98, Brett Klein W’99 (who sent in this note), and David Siegel EAS’98. Allison and Michael live in Manhattan, where she is the promotion and event director for Marie Claire, and he is a vice president of institutional sales for Lehman Brothers.

Cristal Choo-Kang Nell W’99 and Garett Nell are happy to announce their marriage on March 27 in Seattle. Friends joining them in celebration included maid-of-honor Jen Schwartz Lukin EAS’99 and Jarid Lukin EE’98, Emily Robin C’00 W’00 and Ben Groverman C’00 W’00, and Harsh Vishwasrao C’97. In August, Cristal and Garett went on their delayed honeymoon to Fiji; she can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Michael Pikiel C’99 is an associate in the business and finance practice of the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey in Worchester, Mass. He was recently named as a 2005 Massachusetts Super Lawyer—Rising Star, by Law & Politics and Boston magazines. This distinction is for “the top 2.5% of the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state.”

Jarad Schofer C’99 e-mailed in early June, “I recently finished my PhD in mathematics at the University of Maryland with a specialization in number theory. In the fall I’ll be moving into D.C., and begin teaching upper-school mathematics at St. Albans. I would love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]>.”


00 Sandi Apfeldorf C’00 married Victor Sack on June 5 at the Lotos Club in New York. Alumnae in the wedding party included Nili Doft C’00 W’00 and Sarah Youdovin C’00. Other guests included Dr. Mark Burstein C’99, Michael Cipresso W’99, Lindsay Corbett C’00, Ashlee Dunston C’00, Rebecca Ellin C’00, Aaron Fidler W’00, Eleanor Hong W’98, Jaime Huertas W’02, Melissa Ingber C’03, Jordana Riklis Cooperberg C’00, Laurie Siegel C’00, and Savitri Vilassakdanont C’00 and her fiancé, Mike Tu W’00. Sandi and Victor honeymooned on Canouan Island in the Grenadines, and currently live on the Upper West Side.

Katherine Steinberg Bluth C’00 and Jonathan Bluth C’99 are thrilled to announce their marriage on Oct. 3, 2004 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, Calif. The wedding party included Rachel Bluth W’96, Jane Danziger W’00, Karen Lenar Nu’00, Jessica Oliff C’00, Kathleen Rice Nu’00, Josh Goldstein C’99, Asim Bashir W’00, Sameer Sethna C’99, and Manwin Sidhu EAS’00. They were joined by many other alumni family and friends, including Jonathan’s parents, Elissa Weinberg Bluth CW’69 and Edward Bluth C’67 GM’75, along with Steven Friedman W’93, Rustin Levy D’95, Andrew Glassberg C’96, Alexander Trivas C’96, Elsbeth Norton Redfield C’97, David Leis W’97, Nancy Aitken Daly C’00, Dina Penny C’00, Cara Dellaverson C’00, Jared Weinstock W’00, Daniel Esquibel C’00, Jessica Schraub Norman C’00 and Maxwell Norman C’00, Kanak Muchhal W’99, Ryan Oakes C’00, Ryan Etzel C’01, Constantino Gutierrez-Rivera C’01, Andrew Harris C’00, Scott Perlo C’01, and Farah Schwartz C’01 L’04. Katherine and Jonathan honeymooned in Thailand, and now live in Santa Monica. She has a master’s in public policy from UCLA and is a Health Services Administration Fellow with the Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System. He is completing his master’s in business administration at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, while a managing consultant with Navigant Consulting’s healthcare practice.

Matthew Chait C’00 married Jill Weiner on March 26 at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, N.J. The wedding party included best man Alex Abrams C’00 and groomsmen Jeffrey Lander C’99, Michael Ridloff W’00, and Matthew Schonholz C’00 L’05. Other alumni attending included Jennifer Young Abrams C’02, Sol Abuliak C’99, Jamie Cohen C’00, Alyson Fien C’01, Laura Rosenberg Hosid C’00, Lauren Sokoloff Manton C’01, Rachel Markowitz C’00, Brad Okun C’82, Elena Guttenplan Ridloff C’01, Jodi Schiffman C’00, Jordan Tolman C’01, Eric Weinstein C’86, and Todd Wise C’01. Matthew and Jill, who went to Hawaii on their honeymoon, live in New York; he is an attorney, practicing commercial litigation at Feldman Weinstein LLP and she is an account executive at Carat USA, a media agency.

Andrew Exum C’00 in June received a 2004 distinguished-writing award from the Army Historical Foundation for his book, This Man’s Army: A Soldier’s Story from the Front Lines of the War on Terrorism.

Judd Grossman C’00 L’04 see Meredith Wepner C’02.

Ofer Sagiv EAS’00 recently graduated from the Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel, a collaboration of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Columbia University Medical Center. Students there also learn about cross-cultural communication, disaster relief, refugee health, preventive nutrition, and healthcare economics, and there is a focus on the global scourges of malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases.


01 Dana Anderson C’01 married Aaron Smidt W’01 on June 4 in Belleville, N.J. Faith Dzurovcik McDevitt C’00 was a bridesmaid; other alumni attending included Gerald McGinley W’52, Kevin Liu C’00, Rebekah Krimmel C’01, Thomas Schuman W’01, Kyros Shirazi C’02 W’02, and Ellen Correia C’03. Dana works as a guidance counselor at a middle school in Livingston, and Aaron works in corporate development for Virgin USA in New York; they went to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bali for their honeymoon, and now live in Hoboken.

Willie Dong EAS’01 GEE’01 see Kaori Kobayashi C’02.

Nicholas Hooper EAS’01 see Lucille Marino C’99.

Lisa Hurwich C’01 is thrilled to announce that Jamison Stricker C’01 is engaged to Billy Skelli-Cohen. He proposed to her in Paris earlier this year. “They met in London, where he lives and while she was on a six-month global rotation in the global corporate-card marketing division of American Express. She is looking forward to returning to London to pursue a master’s in art business at Sotheby’s. Jamison and Billy will be back in the States for their Oct. 2006 wedding at the Westchester Country Club.”

Rebecca A. LaMantia C’01 writes, “I am happy to announce my engagement to Kevin Seibert.”

Jessica Miness C’01 married Scott Whitehill on May 29 in a beautiful ceremony at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn, N.Y. Bridesmaids included Tammy Mirensky EAS’01 M’05 and Renee Folcik C’01—who also caught the bouquet! Russell Miness L’05 was the best man. Many alumni helped celebrate, including Allison Ostrow C’02, Sivia Kaufman C’01, Jill Grabel W’01, Brooke Schreier-Ganz C’01 and Scott Ganz C’01, Kim Rogoff C’01, Mike Silverstein C’01, Todd Powell C’00, Mike Fine L’05, Terry Keeley L’04, Brian Moss C’03, Matt Shepard EAS’02, and Geoff Meyerson GEng’05.

Jennie Salwen C’01 GEd’04 and Brian Rosenzweig C’01 are excited to announce their engagement, which took place on May 13. They met during their freshman year at Penn and are planning a wedding in July next year. He is a first-year associate in the corporate-finance department at Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York, and she is a fifth-grade teacher in Merrick, N.Y. They can be contacted at <[email protected]>.

Allison Shenker C’01 married Brian Schaffer on May 29 at the Inn at Penn in Philadelphia. They enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Puerto Rico and then on a cruise through the Caribbean. They now live in New York, where she is attending graduate school at Columbia and working at Rodeph Sholom School; he is an attorney with the law firm of Freiberg and Peck. They can be reached at <[email protected]>.

02 Donna Hogan Carlson C’02 and Peter Carlson W’02 are “happy to announce the birth of our son, John Clayton, on March 8 in New Brunswick, N.J. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz., and was 20.25 inches long. He is a delightful, healthy baby and is full of smiles and laughter!”

Kaori Kobayashi C’02 and Willie Dong EAS’01 GEE’01 are happy to announce their marriage on May 22 in Tokyo. They were thrilled to celebrate with many friends, including Shin-Bey Chang C’03, Charles Cheng C’02, May Cheng C’02, Webster Coates C’01 W’01, Sandy Foo C’02, Munenari Fukuda EAS’01, Akiko Furui EE’02, Keisuke Ichinose C’03, Sidharth Kar EE’02, Ayako Kubota C’00, Susan Lin C’01 WEv’03, Cindy Ly EE’01, Laura Magnotti C’02, Christopher Ngan EE’01, Lily Nonomiya C’02, Sriram Subramaniam EE’93, Hiroomi Tanno C’01, Alex Wong EE’01, Philip Wong EAS’01, Johnny Yau EAS’01 GEng’01, and Hiroko Yoneya EAS’02. Former exchange students at Penn also attended, including Yuhmi Hiratani C’99, Mio Ibuka C’99, Junnosuke Kobayashi CGS’01, Yuko Konno C’99, Makiko Ogihara C’99, and Yuko Ozaki C’01. “Friends gathered from all over Japan and the U.S., as well as from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to share in this fun and special celebration.”

Meredith Wepner C’02 and Judd Grossman C’00 L’04 are excited to announce their engagement. They met while she was a senior and he a first-year law student. He proposed last Memorial Day weekend in Napa Valley, Calif. She is a third-year student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he is a law clerk for Hon. Jerome B. Simandle of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Their wedding is planned for Sept. 2006.

 04 Michael Cognato C’04 is the 2005 winner of the Phillip Merrill Fellowship from the American Academy of Diplomacy for the best essay on the practice of American diplomacy. He received $24,000 towards tuition for his master’s at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.

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