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’36 | Dr. Earl Wesley Cook V’36 and Elizabeth Shoemaker Cook Ed’35, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 3, with a reception in their honor for family, friends, and neighbors. They are extremely proud that the Penn tradition has continued through the family with their daughter Carol Cook Curry Nu’63, her daughter, Catherine Curry Edelsberg C’90, and her husband, Andrew Seth Edelsberg W’91. There are at least nine other alumni, dating from the early 1900s, in the Cook family.


’41 | William T. Coleman Jr. C’41 Hon’76 is a senior partner in the Washington office of the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, who had served as Secretary of Transportation in the Ford administration. The first African American to serve as a Supreme Court law clerk (to Justice Felix Frankfurter), he later went on to co-write the winning brief in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), and he successfully argued Bob Jones University v. U.S. (1983) before the Court. Last April he was guest of honor and convocation speaker at the annual initiation ceremony of the Penn chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the honor society of the social sciences, to which he was elected in 1941.

Fred Stapleford C’41 writes that he has moved to an assisted-living facility, in Moorestown, N.J., because of the effects of diabetes.

’44 | William F. Hyland W’44 L’49 retired last December from his law firm, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti of Morristown and Trenton, N.J., and New York. A former speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, he had also served as Attorney General of New Jersey from 1974 to 1978, when he joined Riker, Danzig as a senior partner. He writes that, notwithstanding retirement, he continues to serve as the legal and musical consultant to the estate of the clarinet legend Benny Goodman (who died in 1986), a close friend and client for many years, who had requested he serve as co-executor and co-trustee of the estate. William and Joan, his wife of more than 60 years, now live in a retirement home in Moorestown; they have been blessed with six children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two of their sons are lawyers in New Jersey, and William’s brother, Hon. Richard S. Hyland L’60, practices law in the Cherry Hill office of the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes.

’47 | Joseph Haering CE’47 writes, “I am still active in engineering and provide consulting services to the Reading Area (Pa.) Community College on their construction programs; I have done this for the last 15 years as their campus expanded, and it has been a rewarding experience. In the 60 years since I graduated, I have pursued the civil-engineering field in Fortune 500 corporations, ranging from design-firm project manager to worldwide director responsible for construction, real estate, and environmental programs. It has been an interesting journey, and I thank my Penn background for much of my success, not only for the education, but for the ability to say graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in my resumé. I have held a professional engineer license in 11 states. I met my wife, Ruth Curtis Haering CW’47, at Penn: I proposed to her in the Shakespeare Garden and we married in the Church of the Saviour. We shall celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary next April. We have three beautiful daughters: a psychologist, a chemist, and a computer programmer. Our grandson Ian Stith GEd’03 is now going for his Ph.D. in education at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.”

’49 | Thomas J. Timoney C’49 L’52 is a senior partner at Timoney Knox LLP, a law firm in Fort Washington, Pa. Earlier this year the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association designated a nearly 100-acre parcel of land in Lower Gwynedd as the Timoney Preserve in honor of him, its longtime counsel and board member (since 1958). He lives with his wife, Miriam, a short distance from the preserve. “Over the years I have walked that area many times,” he said.


’50 | Thomas M. Poole W’50 writes, “In May, Gene P. Kaplan W’50,who lives and works in Princeton N.J., was honored by the New Jersey chapter of Financial Executives International for his many years of service, including a term as president, and was described as ‘an inspirational leader.’ He was cited for ‘his willingness to mentor new members, his cheerful countenance, and his willingness to continually serve the chapter and overall organization.’ Tribute was also paid to him last year for nearly 20 years of service to Cancer Care of New Jersey and Cancer Care Greater Mercer Area.”


Raymond H. Welsh W’53, senior vice president, investments, for UBS Financial Services in Philadelphia, is an emeritus trustee of the University and an overseer of Penn Medicine and of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. He recently chaired “Creating the Future of Medicine,” the $600 million campaign of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which exceeded goals by $45 million and was the largest campaign for a health system at the time. In May he was named chair of the capital and endowment campaign for the new Salvation Army Kroc Center, a multi-use “super community center” on 12 acres in North Philadelphia, which is scheduled to open in Sept. 2009. (Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, had provided a $72 million challenge grant.)

’54 | Eugene V. Armao C’54 announced that his book Everyman: An Autobiography was published recently. “It deals with coming of age in an age of violence, and covers events in Philadelphia from the Great Depression to the assassinations of JFK and Dr. M. L. King.”

’57 | Raymond D. Lenoue W’57 is president of Educational Resources Network, Inc., an educational publishing company he co-founded in Norwalk, Conn. In May he was appointed a trustee of Southern Vermont College.

Dr. Burton Rosan D’57 GD’62 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

’59 | Dr. Arnold B. Porges D’59 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

Peter Steffian Ar’59, a principal and chair of Steffian Bradley Architects, in May received an honorary doctorate from the Boston Architectural College. A former member of its board and a charter member of its overseers, he is chair of the college’s development committee. He also serves as a director of the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge.


’60 | Jay Goldberg W’60 L’63 is a tax partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, where he has practiced for more than 40 years. He has been married to Maxine Silton for 42 years and they have two sons, Andrew Goldberg C’89 and Michael, and a granddaughter, Sydney. Jay was recently elected to the board of the Pennsylvania Ballet Company; he is immediate past president of the Lantern Theater Company, a Philadelphia theater company where he served as president for four years. He is also a member of the board of the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund, and the Rabbis Fund of Greater Philadelphia. He had also served on President Rodin’s Agenda for Excellence Council.

Stephen J. Harmelin C’60, Philadelphia, is managing partner the law firm of Dilworth Paxson, who specializes in corporate law. He was recently elected a fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians.

’61 | Hon. Marilyn McAfee CW’61 was honored by the First Coast Penn Club (Jacksonville, Fla.), her local Penn Alumni club, as a “Mover & Quaker,” for her service with the State Department. A recent president of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, she is now its director of development.

’64 | Don Devine C’64 writes that he has written and published a novel, Jane—A Flight to Freedom, which “deals with slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the attitudes of people in America in 1860 and 1861 as the country falls into a civil war.” He has “set aside 50 copies for any alumni who might like to read it: Send your name and address to <[email protected]>.”

Michael J. Kearney WG’64, Clinton, Iowa, received this year’s Jack Dermody Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Downtown Partnership. A retired banker and now a city councilman, he serves on the board of the Clinton Historical Society and the local YMCA; he was influential in getting the town designated as a cultural and entertainment district, and downtown buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

’67 | Thomas R. Bond CGS’67, director of client development with the Philadelphia law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, was elected board secretary for 2007 of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association.

Walter G. Reinhard C’67, Fanwood, N.J., is an attorney who specializes in energy and utilities law with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Somerville. In June he spoke on e-discovery developments at the annual meeting of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Water Companies.

Eric R. White GEd’67 GrEd’75 is executive director of the undergraduate-studies division and associate dean for advising at Pennsylvania State University. He co-edited the monograph, “Academic Advising: New Insights For Teaching and Learning in the First Year,” published this year by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the National Academic Advising Association.


Bruce Romer WG’68 has been appointed vice president for administration for Westat, Inc., a research firm; previously he was chief administrative officer of Montgomery County, Md. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Laytonsville.

’69 | Dr. I. Stephen Brown GD’69 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

Michael Cowan W’69 writes, “Lawrence Kahn’s recent news, about launching into a new career when many of our peers are retiring or thinking about it, inspired me to write. For my newest adventure, I have gone to work for the phone company. Well, not the phone company, but one of the several these days. In case you are wondering, I do not work on the phones or lines. Rather I am vice president and assistant general counsel at TelePacific Communications, a facilities-based, competitive local-exchange carrier headquartered in Los Angeles. I will let you figure out what that means for yourself. This new job will, among other things, help me pay for my new road bike and two remaining college educations: my daughter Monica, who just completed her second year at Yale (sorry Penn), and my son, Andrew, who will be applying to Penn for the Class of 2012. My oldest daughter, Lisa, is working on her Ph.D. in computer science at U.C.-San Diego. My wife, Bobbie, and I are in our 28th year of marriage, so it looks like that hook-up is going to work out.”

Rome Doherty C’69 is pleased to announce the ordination of his daughter, Megan Sanders Doherty, as rabbi; she graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in June and moved to Israel in July.

Dennis C. McGlade GLA’69 is president and principal of Olin Partnership, the Philadelphia landscape-architecture firm [see Gazette July|August ( Earlier this year he was named an honorary fellow of the Kew Guild of the Royal Botanic Gardens; though he did not train at Kew, he was elected for “his distinguished services to the general advancement of horticulture and the botanic sciences.” The president of the guild noted that Dennis “has probably done more to influence contemporary landscape designs in Europe than any other landscape architect.” His most recent work was a collaboration on the design of a sculpture garden at the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles; currently he is involved in the landscape design for the World War II Museum in New Orleans and a master plan for the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.


’70 | Ronald King C’70, professor and chair of political science at San Diego State University, in June was awarded an honorary degree, Profesor Onorific de Stiinte Politice, by the Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

’71 | Nicholas Canny Gr’71, professor of history and director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities at the National University of Ireland, Galway, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. This follows his election as corresponding fellow of the British Academy in 2005. He is one of three Irish people of his generation to belong to either body, and only he and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney have been elected to both scholarly societies.

Dr. Harvey M. Rosen D’71 M’73 GM’79 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

’72 | Yaseen Anwar C’72 W’72 writes that after more than 30 years in the private sector in London and New York, with Chase, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch, he has been appointed deputy governor of the Central Bank of Pakistan. He and his family have moved to Karachi, and he finds the new job a challenging one. In May he was a panelist in the annual Wharton alumni forum in Hong Kong, with participation from the Bank of Japan, the Bank of New Zealand, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Mark R. Munetz C’72 M’76 has been appointed the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Endowed Chair of Psychiatry at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio.

Maurice D. Parrish C’72 has been appointed vice president of Compass Group Associates Ltd., a management consultancy and executive interim management firm in Birmingham, Mich. Previously he was executive vice president of the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Valerie Emmerich CW’73 reports from Brookline, Mass., that she is “still happily working part-time at Brandeis University as an editor at a center that focuses on economic equality, and particularly the wealth disparity between whites and African-Americans. I’m also busy completely re-doing our house, having discovered that design has become my first passion, even surpassing writing! But my husband, Ralph, who is a contractor and extremely handy and knowledgeable about all things involving wood, hinges, screws, drywall, and the like, is so busy that he hardly has time for the home projects I ‘assign’ to him. I guess I’ll just have to learn how to use a saw and paint like a pro. Our daughter, Madeline, is going into third grade—while my classmates’ kids are busy starting careers and getting married!—and is the joy of our lives. What a terrific kid she is. I’d love to hear from any classmates at <[email protected]>.”

’74 | Jay Lippincott C’74 married Margaret Allen Becker on June 26; they currently live in Baltimore. His daughter, Katherine Ann Lippincott C’07, graduated in May.

’75 | Stanley J. Lehman W’75 WG’76 has joined the Pittsburgh law firm of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C., as a shareholder and director; he specializes in insurance coverage and tax, estates, and trusts. Previously he was with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. He is a certified public accountant and was selected a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in 2006.

Dr. Louis E. Rossman D’75 GD’77, an endodontist who maintains a practice in Philadelphia, also serves as a clinical professor of endodontics at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and as a endodontics consultant for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In April he became president-elect of the American Association of Endodontists. He and his wife, Val, live in Bala Cynwyd; they have two children, Alexis (23) and Benjamin (17).

’76 | Dr. Brian S. Duchan D’76, Westport, Conn., is a senior partner in Westport Dental Associates. In May he was installed as president of the Connecticut State Dental Association, and celebrated his 30th year in practice. He is a senior attending dentist at Norwalk Hospital, and a member of the Connecticut Disaster Identification Response Team. He and his wife, Lynn, have three sons.

Diana B. Walker C’76 is executive director of The Martin Luther King Jr. Child Development Center in Camden, N.J. She has been selected to participate in the 21st-century-fellowship program of Zero To Three: the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. During the two-year program, she plans to conduct a before-and-after study to assess the impact of teaching new child-care practices on the self-esteem of parents and childcare providers and on infant and early preschooler mental health.

’77 | Allen J. Danzig C’77, Beachwood, Ohio, and his wife, Lynn Katz Danzig, celebrated in May the bat mitzvah of their daughter Emily. Joining them were his mother, Elaine Snyder Danzig CW’54, his aunt Muriel Snyder Gluckman CW’50 and her husband, Melvyn Gluckman C’49, Alan Soon C’76, David Brandolph C’78, Ian Berger C’77, Patrick Pardyjak W’77, Steve Epstein W’77, Donald Riviello C’73 D’77, and Jenni Snyder GEd’91. Unable to attend were Edward Dunn C’77 and Alan J. Simon EE’83. “After pictures were taken, five of us left for a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles.”

Dr. John C. Kois D’77 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

Lanny Schwartz C’77 recently became a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a New York-based international law firm. He heads the broker-dealer and market-regulation practice in its financial-institutions group. He had served as executive vice president and general counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange until 2005. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife, Pamela, and daughters Molly and Lucie.


Brad Gold W’78 is a finance manager for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Jacksonville, Fla. He is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.

Diane Kaplan C’78 writes, “I serve as president of the Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation. In early May I was co-winner of the 2007 Distinguished Grantmaker Award from the Council on Foundations, the highest award given by the philanthropy industry’s national association. Last October I also received the 2006 Denali Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives, the highest award given to a non-Native person.”

Susan Wolman Mann C’78 <susan.mann> and her husband, Steve Mann, joyfully announce the birth of Justin’s sisters, Sydney Elspeth, Molly Anne, and Giselle Marie Mann, on May 9.

Andrew J. Rudolph C’78 L’82, a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP and chair of its employee-benefits practice group, in August will become a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel.

’79 | Mark D. Seltzer C’79 in June joined the government-investigations and white-collar-defense practice of the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP. Previously he was with Holland & Knight, in its Boston office.


’80 | Leonard Bernstein C’80 W’80 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP and the founding chair of its financial-services regulatory group. He was recently elected board president of the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia, which provides free legal and social services to the city’s abused and neglected children.

Dr. Cecile A. Feldman C’80 D’84 GD’85 WG’85 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

Yuk Mui Louie ChE’80, the process-technology leader at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. in Fairfax, Va., was recently promoted to senior engineering adviser. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, Henry; they have two daughters and two sons.

Dr. Jonathan A. Ship C’80 D’84 received an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society during Alumni Weekend, “in grateful recognition of love for and loyalty to Penn Dental Medicine, excellence in the profession of dentistry, and community involvement.”

’81 | Michael F. Barrett C’81 is the managing shareholder of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, PC, who specializes in medical-malpractice, professional-liability, and civil-rights law. The new president-elect of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, he also serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Allan C. Bell C’81 and Dale Borenstein Bell MT’81 live in Closter, N.J. He is the partner in charge of the estate and gift tax group at the Newark-based law firm of Sills, Cummis, Epstein & Gross; she is a senior healthcare consultant with Loeb and Troper in New York. Their daughter is Brittany Bell C’11, and their son, Brandon, is in the Class of 2010 at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York. At Penn, Allan serves as president of the Alumni Class Leadership Council, and Dale serves as president of the Class of 1981.

Linda Bell C’81 is the new provost of Haverford College. Professor and chair of economics, who specializes in labor markets and public policy, she joined its faculty in 1992. She lives on the Haverford campus with her husband, Lior Yahalomi GrW’91, a business executive and an adjunct professor at Wharton School, and sons Benjamin (14) and Daniel (11).

Arnie Pollinger W’81 writes, “The misguided members of the Greater Framingham Running Club recently elected me their president. Although I’ve been running since approximately age one, my four years at Penn were the only four years of my life where I didn’t run, ironically. Too busy partying, from what I can recall. In real life, I have been working at Fidelity Investments for the past 14 years. At one point I was director of ERISA compliance. However, I have since returned to my roots and am now a senior actuarial benefit consultant. Too many lawyers and not enough actuaries, I believe. Robin and I have been happily married for 22 years. my two daughters are ages 14 and 12; the oldest, a future Penn grad, recently was awarded the ‘Highest Academic Achievement’ award for her entire 8th grade class of 250 students. I enjoyed seeing old (and I do mean old) friends at the 25th Reunion in 2006, especially joining my fellow (fatter and balder) cohorts in the reprise of Mask & Wig’s notorious Ring Job.”

Sharon Hernes Silverman C’81 (www.Sharon has written a new craft book, Beyond Basic Crocheting, published by Stackpole Books. She is currently working on another book, “Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting.” She has appeared several times this year on Uncommon Threads, HGTV’s fiber-arts show. When not crocheting, she writes for travel and regional publications. Sharon and her husband, Alan B. Silverman W’81, live with their two sons in West Chester, Pa.

’82 | Scott D. Batterman CE’82 GME’84 Gr’89 was recently appointed an adjunct professor in the Drexel University College of Medicine, where he teaches graduate courses in the forensic-science program. He notes that as a result of research at his company, Batterman Engineering, LLC, he is a co-inventor on a recently granted U.S. patent for a method to predict the occurrence of pedestrian slips leading to falls, with applications to the design of footwear, walkway systems, and the analysis of slip and fall accidents. On a personal note, he lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., with his wife of 22 years, Caren, and their three children. He proudly reports that his oldest son is in his junior year at Rutgers University this fall, and his two younger are a freshman and a senior in high school this year. Scott would love to hear from old friends and former classmates at <[email protected]> or <[email protected]>.

Armando Bengochea C’82 writes, “After 20 years as an academic dean at Brown University, last year I was appointed dean of the College Community at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. I commute from the Providence area, while Julia E. Bengochea C’82 continues as associate director of admissions at Brown. We both wish to hear from any old friends, classmates, acquaintances at <[email protected]>.”

Dr. Barbara Resnick GNu’82, a professor of nursing at the University of Maryland, has been appointed to the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Endowed Chair in Gerontology there. In addition to her faculty role at the nursing school and her ongoing research, she works as a geriatric nurse practitioner at Roland Park Place, a local continuing-care retirement community.

Dr. Chava Weissler Gr’82 is the Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. In May she was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Hebrew Letters, honoris causa, from Gratz College.


Steve Linder C’83 in October will join IMG Artists, LLC as senior vice president and director of its attractions division; he will be based in Los Angeles in the offices of the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc. Currently he is director of presentations for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall and manager of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

’84 | Diane Ellis-Marseglia SW’84 emails, “In addition to my work as a social worker, I have tried to help my community by serving as an elected school-board member and township supervisor. I am particularly excited to be taking this to another level as I campaign for Bucks County (Pa.) commissioner. This position will truly allow me to advocate for the needs of children and families and work to create a healthier environment for those who live and work in the county. It is particularly rewarding to have two alumni running with me this November: Steve Santarsiero L’92 is my running mate for county commissioner and Kathy Boockvar C’90 is the candidate for register of wills. You can reach me at <[email protected]> or through (”

Allen Schirm G’84 Gr’86, an associate director and senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research Inc. in Washington, in May was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

’85 | Jacob C. Cohn C’85, an attorney in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, spoke on “The Bankruptcy Code and Section 524(g): What is Currently Allowed?”, at Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference in June.

Shari Solomon C’85 L’91 WG’91, an attorney in the real-estate practice group of the Philadelphia law firm of WolfBlock LLP, serves on the board of the Women’s MBA Network. She hosted a discussion at the firm’s offices in July, titled “Diversity in Leadership: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? Opportunities and Challenges for Women.”

’86 | Sean Cavanaugh C’86 in June joined the United Hospital Fund of New York as director of health-care finance. Previously he was assistant vice president for financial planning at Lutheran Medical Center.

Maureen P. Glendon GNu’86 was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and is assigned to the Air Force Surgeon General’s office in Washington. She also works, in a civilian capacity, for the Philadelphia School District as a nurse practitioner.

Dr. Sylvia Wing Önder C’86 G’91 writes, “Since 1998, when I got a Ph.D. in Turkish culture from Ohio State University, I have been a (full-time visiting assistant) professor of Turkish language and culture at Georgetown University. My first book has just come out: We Have No Microbes Here: Healing Practices in a Turkish Black Sea Village (Carolina Academic Press, 2007, I am married to Max Önder and we live with our 11-year-old son, Timur, in Annapolis, Md.


David DiCarlo C’88 writes, “I raced the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco in June. I was feeling pretty good with my swim time until I learned that a 12-year-old beat me out of the water. I’m contemplating Ironman Louisville in 2008, so if anyone has hotel recommendations, send me a note at <[email protected]>. Otherwise, all is well here: law practice is good, teaching is fun, wife is great, and I have no complaints.”

Beth Geiges CGS’88 WG’89 GEd’03 writes, “As a teacher at Tikigaq School in Point Hope, Alaska, a remote village of American Eskimos, I welcome news from friends at <[email protected]>.”

Carol Ann Mueller L’88 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of WolfBlock as a partner in its real-estate practice group.

’89 | Désirée Campbell C’89 G’90 <[email protected]> has been appointed to the new position of vice president, sales and marketing, for Cigital, Inc., a consulting firm which specializes in reducing software-security and quality-business risks; she is based in its headquarters near Washington.

Dr. Ramesh Gupta WG’89 is part of the technical and management team at Mobile Satellite Ventures in Reston, Va., and working on a next-generation hybrid satellite and cellular-telecommunications system. In June he was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for “unusual distinction in the profession” and “extraordinary record of accomplishments.” He had served as a managing director at Comsat Laboratories and as vice president of advanced business and technology at Amcom Communications in Maryland. He served as a consultant to JSAT Corporation for their JCSAT-9 and JCSAT-10 satellites, leading to their successful launch and in-orbit operation in 2006.

Howard S. Krooks L’89 is a partner of the law firm Elder Law Associates PA, with offices in southern Florida, and is of counsel to Littman Krooks LLP in New York. In June he was named a Florida Super Lawyer for 2007 by Super Lawyers.

Dr. Tamara Lefcourt Ruby C’89 G’89 Gr’96 <[email protected]> has been appointed chair of mathematics at the Efrata College of Education in Jerusalem. She and her family—husband, Shawn Ruby C’94, Eliana (10), Keren (eight), and Noam (six)—have been living in Ra’anana since 2000. They would to hear from old friends, and any Penn people, passing through Israel.


’90 | Adam Trevor Ackerman C’90 W’90 <[email protected]> emails that after spending the past five years at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, he has joined the tax-services group of KPMG LLP in Philadelphia.

Kathy Boockvar C’90 emails, “I am proud to announce that I am the 2007 Democratic nominee for the Bucks County (Pa.) register of wills. My objectives include improving and modernizing the probate process via online tools, and expanding public understanding of the probate process and estate documents. I was encouraged to run due to my experience in wills and estates and public education, and I expect it to be a very eventful fall! I am also honored to be on the same ticket as two other outstanding candidates, Steve Santarsiero L’92 and Diane Ellis-Marseglia SW’84,both running for county commissioner ( I am fortunate to have several alumni on my campaign team, and would love to hear from others: contact me at <[email protected]> and visit (”

Toshi Hokari C’90 WG’00 writes, “My wife, Mami, and I are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Lisa, on March 16. I am currently employed as senior director at Altec Lansing, a consumer audio company.”

’91 |  Aly Anderson C’91 <alyanders [email protected]> emails, “I am proud to announce the birth of Jasper Bennett Anderson on March 23. Four years ago, I closed up my pharmaceutical-recruiting business to become a teacher. For the past three years I have taught elementary students at Island Village Montessori School in Venice, Fla. Since August, I have been teaching social studies at the middle school.”

Chrysanthe Gussis C’91 writes, “I recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, 19,700 ft. There is almost no snow left on top, so visit soon!”

Maria Kelly C’91 is assistant vice president and assistant general counsel for Harleysville Group, Inc. She lives in Schwenksville, Pa., with her husband, Christopher, and their three-year-old triplet daughters, Skylar Jude, Ava Jude, and Christina Jude. Maria and her girls were featured on The Learning Channel’s series Surviving Motherhood earlier this year. In a week-long segment devoted to mothers of twins and triplets, she shared her perspectives on balancing her “two passions,” her family and her career. As a company executive and mother of triplet daughters, she discussed the challenges she faces each day. “Taking part in a reality-television show was the last thing I ever expected to do. I’m a private person, so while it was tremendous fun to share my experiences, it was also a bit difficult to be open about myself on national television. Yet, the show was a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience.”

Garrett Reisman EAS’91 W’91 writes, “I just wanted to let everyone know that I am finally getting off this rock: I will blast into space as part of Space Shuttle mission STS-123, currently scheduled to launch on Feb. 14. I’ll perform a spacewalk, and then stay behind as a flight engineer on the International Space Station for expeditions 16 and 17. This long-duration spaceflight is planned for about six months. I promise to take a good group portrait when our orbit takes us over Philly: I’ll only have time to take one shot, so don’t blink.”

’92 | Jonathan Bing C’92 <[email protected]> and his wife, Meredith Ballew, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Coleman Bing, on June 3. They live in New York, where he was re-elected last November to his third term in the New York State Assembly (representing the Upper East Side and East Midtown Manhattan), and Meredith serves as executive director of Wall Street Rising, a nonprofit founded after 9/11 to help promote Downtown Manhattan business and cultural development.

Steve Santarsiero L’92 <steve@bucksvictory .com> emails, “In May I was honored to win the Democratic nomination for Bucks County (Pa.) commissioner. The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as the county’s two major daily newspapers endorsed me and my running mate, Diane Ellis-Marseglia SW’84, in the contested primary election. Economic revitalization in lower Bucks and regional planning to control growth in the central and upper regions of the county are central planks in our platform. Diane and I are proud that we will be on the same ticket in the fall with Kathy Boockvar C’90, who is running for county register of wills. If you’re interested in finding out more about the campaign, please visit ( or email me directly.”

David V. Weicht L’92 is a partner and co-chair of the litigation-practice group of the Pittsburgh law firm of Leech, Tishman, Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC. He was selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in a June supplement of Philadelphia magazine.

’93 |  CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: MAY 16-19, 2008

Regan Allan C’93 and James Fleischer W’93 are “tickled pink” to announce the birth of Maggie Joie Fleischer on May 21, weighing in at 7lbs. 9oz. and measuring 19 inches. Big brothers Brian (nine), Patrick (six), and Kevin (three), are thrilled with their new sister. The family lives in Stamford, Conn. Jim is director of business planning for Heineken USA in White Plains, N.Y., and Regan has become a true soccer mom, volunteering in the schools and for International Moms Club.

Carolyn Friedman Frank C’93 and Josh Frank C’93 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Miles Frank, on June 8. He joins his older siblings Matthew (five) and Amanda (three). Carolyn, Josh, and their children live in North Miami Beach. Carolyn is a partner in the Miami law firm of Friedman, Rodman & Frank, where she handles personal injury, worker’s comp, and medical-malpractice claims. Josh is a vice president in the legal department at DHL. They’d love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]> or <[email protected]>.

Joshua Himes C’93 recently completed his “assignment as a member of the Enterprise Strike Group staff which included deployments to the Baltic, Med, Arabian Sea, Pacific, and Arabian Gulf.” He has been selected for promotion to commander, and is moving with his family to Alexandria, Va., where he will begin his next assignment at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He’s hoping that “moving to the D.C. area will ensure more frequent visits to Penn and friends in the area: Philly Distance Run is already on the calendar for September! Email address remains <[email protected]>.”

Scott Schwartz C’93 and his wife, Tobin Freid, are excited to announce the birth of their first daughter, Aven Dar, on May 27. “Everyone is doing well, although we all could use more sleep! We still live in North Carolina, where I am a clinical assistant professor at UNC-CH. Friends can contact us at <[email protected]>.”

Kimberly Ann Thompson C’93 writes, “I married Brian Mason on June 30, in a small, intimate rose-garden ceremony in Norwich, Conn. I will be looking at relocating to the Chesapeake/Norfolk area in January when he returns from an extended deployment in the Persian Gulf. Any job leads in the training or animal behavior fields would be greatly appreciated!”

’94 | Michael Capell C’94 EAS’94 and his wife, Stacey, announce the birth of their third child, Alexander Brady Capell, on Feb 27; he weighed 6 lbs. and 11 oz., and measured 19 1/2 inches. “Mom, Dad, Big Brother Logan, Big Sister Rayna, and Xander are all doing well at home.”

Pamela Grebow Ehrenberg C’94 ( emailed in June, “My first novel, Ethan, Suspended (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers), has just been published. Booklist said (in a starred review!) that it ‘focuses on themes of race and class without sounding preachy.’”

Omar A. Khan C’94 G’94 co-wrote The End of Polio? Behind the Scenes of the Campaign to Vaccinate Every Child On the Planet, which was published last year by the American Public Health Association. He writes that he teaches global health and works on global-health issues in South Asia. He also teaches medical students at the University of Vermont and is a clinical faculty preceptor at Penn’s Medical School.

Rep. Melanie George Marshall C’94 serves in the Delaware General Assembly, representing the 5th District. Earlier this year she received the 2007 Superior Court Amicus Curiae Award, for her work “sponsoring legislation that protects Delaware’s children, and … as an architect of the Delaware Legislative Kids Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators who focus on legislation which improves the safety, education, and general well-being of the First State’s children.” An associate in the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., she represents children in its pro-bono guardian-ad-litem program.

Bindi Shah-Johnson EAS’94 GM’01 and Todd Johnson C’95 M’00 WG’03 are thrilled to announce the birth of their second daughter, Priya Shah Johnson, on Feb. 28. Priya, her older sister, Maya, and their parents have recently moved back to the Philadelphia area; their home in Bryn Mawr is a welcome change from their apartment in New York! Todd has joined MDS, Inc., as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development and Bindi is still practicing cardiac electrophysiology at Cornell University Medical Center.

’95 | Rosalie Will Boxt C’95 is excited to announce the birth of her second daughter, Arielle Me’ira, on Feb. 17. “She joins proud sister Tahlia (three), though father, Jason, feels outnumbered! Old Penn friends can reach me at <[email protected]>.”

Whitney Pickering Bullard C’95 writes, “I recently had my second child, a boy named Taggart Pickering Bullard (“Tag”), on Jan. 21. He joins big sister Winslow as a potential third-generation Penn student. I found out the same week that I passed the CFP exam and am now a certified financial planner. If anyone wants any planning advice, I can be reached at <[email protected]>.”

Todd Johnson C’95 M’00 WG’03 see Bindi Shah-Johnson EAS’94 GM’01.

Dr. Edward J. Lee C’95 D’01 married Sarah Kim on April 28 in Cherry Hill, N.J. Some of his Penn friends were able to attend the celebration, including Christopher Jin Cha EAS’94, Peter Chang C’94, and Dr. David Yi C’93. Ed practices general dentistry in Northeast Philadelphia and serves on the medical staff of Virtua West Jersey Hospital. Sarah is an attorney practicing in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. They live in Cherry Hill, and would like to hear from other alumni friends at <[email protected]>. “Please write!”

Chad Mandelbaum W’95 writes, “My wife, Dina, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our second child, Brooke Rachel Mandelbaum, on July 3. She joins big brother Jacob who turned three on July 29. We continue to live in Scottsdale, Ariz., where I own a commercial real-estate development, investment, and brokerage firm, Mandelbaum Commercial Real Estate. I can be emailed via (”

Michelle Gittelsohn Nadel C’95 and her husband, Marc, are thrilled to annouce the birth of their baby boy, Max Isaac, on June 26. Big sister Hannah (almost three), already adores her new baby brother.

Myla Reizen L’95 has joined the Miami law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P., as special counsel in its healthcare-industry group. Previously she was assistant general counsel at Tenet Healthcare Corporation in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she had worked for over seven years.

Michael S. Rosenberg L’95 recently returned to Washington as assistant director, enforcement and investigation, of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Previously he was a partner in the business-litigation practice group of the Philadelphia law firm WolfBlock.

Christian von Schimmelmann W’95 married Melanie Stengel on Mainau Island, Lake Constance, Germany, on June 9. “Surrounded by family and friends traveling from across the world, we celebrated our vows in the majestic palm and rose gardens. The alumni attending included Alexander Gesell W’96, Kathy Neuhaus C’98, Melissa Rice C’98, and Natalie Swaby W’02. After a honeymoon in Egypt and South Africa, Christian and Melanie returned to their home in New York.

’96 | David R. Barclay C’96 see Bobbi J. Bierhals C’98.

Donna Marie Caro C’96 W’96 received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University in May. She lives in Scarsdale, N.Y., with her husband, Marc Richmond C’96, and their two beautiful children, Kayleigh and Owen, all of whom are very proud of her accomplishment.

Jordan Dorfman C’96 and Rachel Mudge Dorfman C’97 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Benjamin, on Feb. 4. He joined big sister Nina Chloe, who is very excited to have a little brother.

Rayna Kalas G’96 Gr’00 is an assistant professor of English at Cornell University. She wrote Frame, Glass, Verse: The Technology of Poetic Invention in the English Renaissance, which was published by Cornell University Press in June.

Alan Kellman EAS’96 see Allison Stewart Kellman C’97.

Roy Vongtama C’96 <[email protected]> has been pursuing his dream of being an actor/doctor, just finishing his first studio film called The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. He is also on staff at UCLA as a physician (board-certified in radiation oncology) and lives in Santa Monica. He writes that he “regularly keeps in touch with the Penn crew of Greg Goldman C’96, Thinesh Sivapatham C’96, Milena Gould C’96, and Chris Nelson C’96, who are all doing well, by the way! Check out my website (”

’97 | Sabrina L. Appelbaum C’97 writes, “My husband, Eric, and I would like to announce the birth of our first child, Jessica Nicole Appelbaum, on Memorial Day, May 28. Everyone is ecstatic about her arrival, including her Yorkie sister, Jeter. We also moved to Chappaqua, N.Y., in anticipation of her arrival.

Heather Herson Burris C’97 married Darren Burris on May 27 in Farmington, Conn.; attending were Heike Krippendorff Sullivan C’96and Brendan Sullivan C’99, Justin Feil C’96 and Michelle Feil Nu’95 GNu’00, Stephanie Schwartz C’97, Erin Carstensen C’97, Dana Gildenhorn C’97, and Thaïs Stiklorius Flannigan C’97 WG’03. Heather and Darren now live in Jamaica Plain, Mass.; she is a physician at Children’s Hospital Boston, and he is a high-school mathematics teacher in Dorchester.

Tara Dixon W’97 married Stephen Bunch on May 19 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Key West. “It was a great evening, starting off with a beautiful ceremony, cocktail hour to steel-drum music, and then dancing the night away on the oceanfront pier at the Ocean Key House. Several Penn folks attended: Kari Feldman Saitowitz W’97, Monica Mehta W’97, Demetrios Tsipras W’97, and Jessica Lee W’96.”Tara and Stephen now live in Washington.

Rachel Mudge Dorfman C’97 see Jordan Dorfman C’96.

Emily Goodwin C’97 married Robert Wong M’03 last Memorial Day weekend in Rincon, P.R. The wedding party and ceremony included Celia Framson C’97, Jill Weisberg C’97, Jessica Knaster C’97, Jessica Mordo C’98, and Orr Barak Gr’04 M’05. Emily and Bob celebrated with family and friends, who made the trip to “the lovely, laid-back surfing town,” and then honeymooned on Vieques, off the east coast. They moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco at the end of June, where he has begun a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at California Pacific Medical Center; she finished a graduate degree in textile design at Philadelphia University, and will be contracting work in textiles and in web design.

Allison Stewart Kellman C’97 and Alan Kellman EAS’96 joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Elise Kellman, on Feb. 19.

Brett Pogany EAS’97 W’97 and Allison Bosniak Pogany C’98 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Ryder, on June 13. “Koby joins big sisters Arin (five) and Noa (three) at their home in Norwalk, Conn. Brett is now a principal with Stifel Nicolaus and Allison is still home with the kids.”

Matthew J. Robon C’97 writes, “I am delighted to announce that I married Jamie Marie Yee on July 6 at Peek N Peak Resort in western New York state. Additionally, I am finishing my orthopedic hand and upper-extremity surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester and will be entering into private practice in Issaquah, a suburb of Seattle. I keep in touch with Sigrid Ladores Nu’97 GNu’02 and Ken Fletcher C’97, but would love to hear from other old friends and swim teammates.

Anand Sanwal EAS’97 W’97 ( is vice president, investment optimization and strategic business analysis, at American Express. He wrote Optimizing Corporate Portfolio Management: Aligning Investment Proposals with Organizational Strategy, which was published this year by John Wiley & Sons.

Justin Shellaway C’97 writes, “After graduating from Yale Law School, I clerked for a U.S. District Court judge in Dallas, and then worked for a law firm in Washington. I now work for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations.”


Rachel Ehrlich Albanese C’98 L’01 and Russ Albanese L’01 are “proud to announce the birth of beautiful Sarah Rose Albanese on May 27. Also thrilled with baby Sarah are grandma Wendy Ehrlich ASC’73 and aunties Ali Farber C’98, Sabrina Khan C’98, Julia Oh EAS’98, Marti Speranza C’98, Steph Dinkes Wechsler L’01, and Maria Zuckerman C’98. We live in Brooklyn, and can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Bobbi J. Bierhals C’98 married David R. Barclay C’96 in Milwaukee on Nov. 18. The wedding party included best man Henry Liang C’96, who threw toast during his speech much to the dismay of the non-Penn crowd, and bridesmaids Lawren Callahan Desai C’97, Jennifer Nogi C’98, and Lori Schleicher C’98. Other alumni attending were Mark Majetti C’96,and Lindsay Gray Landman C’97 and Mark Landman EE’98. David recently left McKinsey & Co., where he was a management consultant, to join Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade in Chicago as a senior manager in their strategy group. Bobbi has been elected to the partnership of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP; based in its Chicago office, she specializes in estate and tax planning for wealthy clients. She received the news of the promotion while they were honeymooning in New Zealand.

Matthew Bodenstein C’98 G’04 see Michelle Isaacs Bodenstein Nu’99.

Tracy Bohn C’98 and her husband, Steven Hemmerdinger, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Lawrence Hemmerdinger, on May 16. Tracy is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and Steven is an otolaryngologist with a private practice in Ardsley, N.Y. They live in Pelham. They look forward to seeing old friends—and celebrating Nathan’s first birthday—at Penn for their 10th Reunion next May 16.

Dr. Melissa Davey-Rothwell C’98 married Adam Rothwell on Oct. 28, 2006, under the stars at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Many alumni celebrated with them, including Jessica Cray Ferry C’97 GEd’98, Dr. Beth Weissberger Childs C’97, Jessica Kendall Footer C’98, Jaime Pew Barnes C’98, Joyelle McNellis West C’98 and Daniel West C’98,Dominic Sisti GGS’00, and Salma Shariff-Marco C’96 and Daryl Marco W’98. Adam and Melissa live in Baltimore, where she is on faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and he is an immigration lawyer.

Doira Díaz C’98 writes, “I was elected partner at the law firm of McConnell Valdés in San Juan, P.R., in 2001; I am a member of its environmental and land-use practice group, and also practice trust and estates and health-care law.”

Susan Zedek Freudenberg C’98 GEd’99 and her husband, Joe, are a little late, but nonetheless happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Julia Rose, on May 23, 2006; she joins big brother Sam (four), who loves making her laugh. “We live in Villanova, Pa., where I have just started an on-location children’s portrait-photography business. Check out my website and email me (”

Samantha C. Greenberg W’98 recently switched jobs and joined Goldman Sachs’ multi-strategy-investing and special-situations group as a vice president responsible for analyzing investments in the gaming, media, and Internet industries.

Lisa Gordon Kanner C’98 L’01 married Michael Kanner on May 27 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. Alumni celebrating with them included bridesmaids Jill Botwick Brant W’98, Alison Farber C’98, Stacy Greenhouse C’98 L’02, and Brett King Grossman L’02; guests Elizabeth Franklin C’99 and Jacob Glaser C’96, Michael Kraver C’99 L’02, Elizabeth Camp Moffitt C’98, Stephanie Pearl C’98, Jonathan Seiden L’01, Mark Spatz L’02 G’09 and Sarah Green Spatz L’03, and Alison Mathis Wollin C’98 L’02 and Robert Wollin L’01. After honeymooning in Hawaii, Lisa and Michael returned to Manhattan, where she is in-house counsel for the non-profit organization Hadassah and he is an advertising account executive at College Sports Television.

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

Dr. Kimberly G. Noble C’98 Gr’05 M’07 is thrilled to announce her marriage to Eric Carvin on May 26 in Philadelphia. Many alumni were present to celebrate with them, including her parents, Dr. Arlene Hoicker Noble CW’71 G’74 Gr’93 and David Noble ChE’69 GCh’71, her sister and maid of honor, Dr. Lori Noble M’07, bridesmaids Dr. Sanam Roder C’99 M’06 and Jody Greenberg Greenblatt C’98, and ceremony-readers Andrea Gift EAS’98 and Mark Glassman C’00. Other alumni attending included Cindy Mullock C’98, Dr. Shalini Ramasunder C’98, Tara Bandman C’95, Dr. Marc Richmond C’97 and Dr. Donna Caro C’96 W’96, Brian Chirls EAS’00 W’00, Helen Han Mountain C’97, Sang T. Lee EAS’95, and Bryan Neft C’86. It was a busy few months for Kim and Eric; after eight years, she graduated from Penn’s MD/PhD program last spring. They also bought a home in Manhattan, where she is a pediatrics resident at Columbia University’s Children’s Hospital of New York and he is a news editor at the Associated Press. They would love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]>.

Allison Bosniak Pogany C’98 see Brett Pogany EAS’97 W’97.

 ’99 | Michelle Isaacs Bodenstein Nu’99 and Matthew Bodenstein C’98 G’04 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Joshua David, on March 14; he was born at HUP, and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. Matt, Michelle, and Josh live in Wynnewood, Pa., and would love to hear from Penn friends at <[email protected]>.

Liane Carneiro EAS’99 and her husband, Kevin Carneiro, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Andrew Jorge Carneiro, on Feb. 12. They live happily in Chicago, and would love to hear from friends at <[email protected]>.

Rich Dennison C’99 <richardsdennison@yahoo .com> writes, “I’m this year’s Democratic nominee for state senate in New Jersey’s 7th District. My own campaign website is not yet up and running, but our campaign-slate’s website is (”

Sarah Dunn C’99 married Jeffrey Grossman on May 27 at the Cranwell in Lenox, Mass. Alumni attending the wedding included Megan Bovine Sullivan C’99, Crystal Caligiuri Rodas W’99, Benjamin Cohen C’99, Jacquelyn Flood Macko C’99, Kara Friedenberg W’99, Dr. Alissa Goldman C’99, Audrey Heinel Rubano Nu’99 GNu’02, Corinna McMackin C’99 GGS’03, Shital Patel C’99, Dr. Deborah Rabinowitz C’00 M’04, Carmelo Rubano C’00, Michael Sullivan EAS’99, and Jennifer White Peters C’99. After honeymooning in Bora Bora, Sarah and Jeff returned to New York, where they live; she is an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP and he is an associate in Citigroup’s equity-capital markets group.

Cathy Hwang C’99 married Moin Salahuddin at East Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 28. The bridal party included Catherine Chan Louw C’99 W’99 and Marie Sedran Burbano EAS’98. Other alumni attending included Andrew Louw C’99 W’99, Herbert Chan EAS’99 GEng’00, Claire Chau C’99, Kevin Chin C’99, Colleen Dechon W’99, Daniel Ohgi C’99 W’99, Christopher Wallgren EAS’99 GEng’00, and Phil Yoon C’00. Cathy and Moin honeymooned in Hawaii and now live in Los Angeles, where she is a pediatric resident and he is a family-medicine resident.

Jackie Kamali W’99 and his wife, Shirley, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabelle Kamali, on June 15; she weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz., and was 19 inches tall at birth. They live in Great Neck, N.Y., where he is a real estate developer.

Allison Menell Lean C’99 and Michael Lean C’98 proudly announce the birth of their son, Jackson Matthew, on June 29.

Brian Moore W’99 see Randi Spinner C’01.


 ’00 | Lauren Marshall Burnette C’00 and her husband, Nathan, an-nounce the birth of their second child, Samuel Neece Burnette, on April 2 in York, Pa.

Janina Gilo C’00 married Alex Meier-Tomkins C’01 on June 2 at Edgerton Park in New Haven, Conn. Alumni in the bridal party included Deepa Mohan Patten W’00, Ryan Mann C’99, and David Palame L’02.The marriage was officiated by Rev. Kaji Rosa Spellman C’99. Also enjoying the festivities were Peter Meier ChE’64, Alanna Campus W’00, Shoma Lahiry C’00 GAr’03, Stefania Patinella C’00, Janice Wang C’00, Heba Abdulla C’00, Erich Patten W’00, Owen Murphy C’00, Glenn Tramantano C’02, Dolya Srivisal Fleck W’99 and Evan Fleck C’98, Matt Samuelowitz EAS’01, and Karen B. Mesonas Nu’99.

Amanda Jacobson C’00 married Jeffrey Sherwin on April 21 at the Rainbow Room in New York. The wedding party included Jane Danziger W’00, Lindsay Faber Chiat C’00, Jessica Feldman C’00, Ali Olshewitz Heller C’00, Jamie Cohen Zinn C’00, and ketubah signer Barry Adelman C’66. Other alumni attending included Erika Jacobs Berman C’97 and Adam Berman C’97, Michael Chiat C’00, Joe Heller C’04, Jeffrey Hoffner W’00, Charlie Moskowitz C’00, Cortney Nemeroff Peretz W’00 and David Peretz W’01, and Dan Simon W’00. Amanda and Jeff live in Manhattan where she works in corporate bond sales, and he runs a technology strategy and development firm while also pursuing a degree from Columbia’s Executive MBA program. They would love to hear from Penn friends at <[email protected]>. She also writes that Jessica Feldman and Dan Simon were thrilled to celebrate their second wedding anniversary in May: they had met while in Madrid on a Penn semester abroad, but did not begin dating until graduate school. They live in Manhattan, where she is a lawyer with Hughes, Hubbard & Reade and he is a urology resident at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Biplab Malo D’00 writes, “In the summer, I went to Bangladesh, where I was born, and married my fiancée, Samapti Gupta. It is wonderful to have her in my life. I am practicing dentistry in Chicago.”

Cari Rosner C’00 writes, “I received my master’s of architecture from UC Berkeley in 2006. I’d like to announce my engagement to Dov Jelen on Dec. 30. I am living and working in Berkeley, and have started the architectural licensing exams. We are looking forward to a wine-country wedding in July 2008.”

Mindy Spire C’00 married Dana Spiegel at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California on June 23. They had met in Boston while she was working on a start-up and he was finishing his graduate degree at the MIT Media Lab. Alumni present were David Goldberger C’00 W’00, Peter Gordon C’00 WG’08, Stacey Harris Maman W’00, and Jen Press EAS’00 W’00. “Everyone had lots of fun on the beach and wine-tasting while enjoying SoCal’s beautiful coastline. I would love to hear from classmates and can be reached at <[email protected]>.”

Jennifer Tosti W’00 married Dave Kharas on Oct. 15, 2006, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Alumni joining the celebration included bridesmaids Andi Lipman C’00 and Jessica Schraub Norman C’00, and friends (including some former Class of 1928ers) Ariel Bierbaum C’00, Elissa Mecklenburger Imran W’00, Eliza Jacobs C’00, Lisa Johnson C’99, Kristin Kakos C’00, Anaita Kasad C’00, Lori Werfel King EAS’99 W’99 and Jonathan King C’97 EAS’97, Deborah Millstein Kronenberg C’00 and Joshua Kronenberg C’99, Eliza Ladensohn W’00, Maxwell Norman C’00, and Sara Shenkan C’00. Following an “adventure-filled honeymoon in Southeast Asia,” Jen and Dave live in Brooklyn, where she is a doctoral candidate in management at NYU’s Stern School of Business and he is a semiconductor process-development engineer at Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, N.J. Jen would love to hear from friends at <[email protected]>.

’01 | Russ Albanese L’01 see Rachel Ehrlich Albanese C’98 L’01.

Stephanie Foster Berez C’01 and her husband, David, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Logan Berez, on May 28; he weighed 6 lbs., and was 19 1/2 inches long. Stephanie is an associate brand manager at Cadbury Schweppes and currently works on innovation for the Trident gum brand. She recently completed her MBA from Seton Hall University. David is a police officer in East Windsor, N.J.; they live in Princeton and can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Zach Bornstein W’01 married Beth Wasserman W’02 in Minnesota on June 24. Joined with them to celebrate were Mark Wasserman W’71,Seth Fischoff W’93 and Debra Krimsky Fischoff D’94, Kim Kabnick Cagle C’01 L’04, Matthew Nimtz W’01, Nimeet Dodhia W’01, Paul Sethi W’01, Tom Parnell W’01 WG’08, Megan Thomas C’02 G’08 WG’08, Raj Arya EAS’02, Eduard Kelentchouk W’02, Tuany Vo WG’09, David Barclay EAS’03 W’03 and Teri Ikegami Barclay W’03,and Aaron Wasserman W’04. After a wonderful honeymoon in Mexico, they will return to London where they live; contact them at <[email protected]>.

Rowena Chan C’01 GEd’05 married Chien Chow C’01 on June 9 in Wayne, Pa. Many alumni attended the celebration, including best man Andy Chai W’01, maid of honor Elisa Shen C’01, bridesmaids Kimberly Lai Nu’98, and Emily Choy W’01, and groomsmen Ben Jung CGS’07, Jason Andres C’01, and Randy Wong C’02 WG’09. Ro and Chien currently live in Cambridge, Mass., where she is a second-grade teacher at Charles River School, and he is a surgical resident at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center <[email protected]>.

Dr. David Epstein C’01 see Dr. Sara Immerman C’03.

Cindy Gittelsohn Gal C’01 married Jonathan Gal on May 27 at Pier 9 in New Windsor, N.Y. Her matron-of-honor was her sister, Michelle Gittelsohn Nadel C’95, and her flower girl was Hannah Nadel C’2027; the bridesmaids included Emily Cook Cameli Nu’01 and Hannah Goldstein C’01. Other alumni attending included cousins Janet Unker Shimer W’85 WG’89 and Sam Shimer W’85, Scott Bohrer WG’93, Lisa Unker Reimer L’97 and Eric Reimer WG’96, and friends Jaime Magyera C’01, Carrie Rieger C’01, Michael Brownlie C’01, David Goldberger C’00 W’00, and Nancy Harrison Lascher C’96 and Michael Lascher C’96.Cindy is an account supervisor at Porter Novelli in Manhattan and Jonathan is a vice president at YCA, a tax-assessment firm located in East Meadow, N.Y. (founded by his father in 1994. They will live in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Alexis J. Gultanoff C’01 and Michael E. Schostak W’01 are excited to announce their engagement on July 3. They had met in the Quad 10 years ago, but it was with their 5th Reunion that they re-acquainted, at 30th Street Station. She graduated with honors from Emory University School of Law and is a corporate attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York. He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, and now runs a boutique investment-banking and real-estate investment firm with offices in New York and Detroit. They currently live in New York, and plan to marry on Memorial Day Weekend 2008 in Michigan.

Alan Isenberg C’01 married Laura Keller at the One and Only Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas, on April 29. His father is Howard Isenberg W’58. Alexa Klein C’01 was a bridesmaid, and the groomsmen included Daniel Gaspar W’01, Jeremy Katz C’99, Israel R. Kinderman W’01, Zachary Miller C’01, and Seth Sherman C’01. Other alumni attending included David Aviram C’01, Jocelyn Charnas C’01, Harlan Cherniak W’01, Katrin Fraser C’00, Allison Hersh C’01, Gena Katz C’06, Samantha Krofft C’01, Benjamin Langsfeld C’02, Joey Levin EAS’01 W’01, Meryl Cohen Levin C’01, Daniel London C’01, Jason Rubin C’01 L’04, Alexandra Katz Small C’01, and Lauren Weiss C’01.Alan and Laura honeymooned in Australia and Fiji and then returned to Washington, where he is a producer for the CNN’s The Situation Room and she is an intellectual-property lawyer.

Alex Meier-Tomkins C’01 see Janina Gilo C’00.

Erin Reilly C’01 is artistic director of Theatre Horizon in King of Prussia, Pa., which, she writes, “has grown to present a year-round season of plays and musicals, employ professionals, and win accolades from arts critics. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called our work ‘elegant, beautiful, and professional.’ Each semester I offer an internship to a current Penn student (”

Randi Spinner C’01 married Brian Moore W’99 on May 27 at sunset on a private beach in Aruba. The wedding party included maid of honor Tara Modlin C’00, bridesmaids Carin Zelkowitz C’00 and Amy Rosenberg C’00, best man Alex Kaplan C’99, groomsmen Dr. Mark Burstein C’99, Steve Helfeld W’99, and Josh Hertz W’99, and ketubah witnesses Jessica Boar C’99 and Barak Klein W’98. Other alumni attending the wedding included Jessica Barag EAS’00, Lauren Brown W’00, Sarah Youdovin Burstein C’00, Roland Del Cid W’99, Henry Decsi W’98 and Shana Steinfeld Decsi C’98, Gina Rossitto Fechheimer W’00 and Steve Fechheimer W’00, Hayley Friedman C’02, Dan Goldman C’00 and Pamela Ritter Goldman W’00 L’05, Adam Goldstein C’99, Aaron Perlis C’03 and Allison Moskowitz Perlis C’02, Ronnie Roy C’00, Tina Schimmenti W’00, Meredith Sheldon C’00, and Olivia Vasilescu C’99.Randi and Brian live in Manhattan where he is a vice president in the global-trading strategies group at Lehman Brothers and she serves as in-house advertising counsel at Interpublic Group.

Matt Thornton C’01 GPU’03 writes, “After more than a year working as director of online communications for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign in Florida, I have returned to Washington. I now serve as press secretary for Congressman Zack Space of Ohio.”

’02 | Meredith Chiaccio C’02 CGS’04 married Roark Birsner in Haddonfield, N.J., in June; friends Susie Cook C’02 GEd’03 and Kay O’Meara C’02 were bridesmaids. Meredith and Roark met while she was finishing her post-baccalaureate studies at Penn, and “his proposal on the beach in the Outer Banks was a beautiful surprise.” She is at medical school at Thomas Jefferson University and hopes to enter the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and he is an independent health-insurance broker.

Christina Kaba C’02 L’10 and Bob Barsotti EAS’02 “joyfully announce the birth of our son, Jonathan ‘Jack’ Barsotti, on Aug. 10, 2006. Weighing in at whopping 9 lbs. 14 oz., we look forward to watching him lead the Quakers to victory over Princeton on Franklin Field in 2027. We are thrilled to be raising him in Philadelphia, while Christina attends Penn Law and Dr. Bob discovers scientific truths of nanotechnology at Arkema, Inc. in King of Prussia.”

Maria Karas C’02 see Jaime Winikor W’04.

Kerry Kumabe C’02 married Calvin daRosa EAS’02 on April 14 in Honolulu. Maid of honor was Stacey Kumabe C’06 and bridesmaids were Jessica Murakami C’02, Ling Qiu W’02 WG’07, and Tracey Giang C’01; also attending were Christopher Semisch C’02 G’04, Jason Muramoto EAS’02, Eugene Kim WG’07, John Kim C’02, and Robert Hong EAS’02. Kerry and Calvin met as freshmen at Hill House and began dating one year later. They currently live in California, where he is finishing his PhD in chemical engineering at UC Berkeley and she has started law school at UC Berkeley.

Eliza O’Neill C’02 writes that she “married Gavin Sommerville, of Hamilton, Ont., on May 19 in Katonah, N.Y. Despite a tornado that passed through lower New York state just days before the wedding, the small ceremony and reception went beautifully. Gavin and I were very happy to have a great group of Penn representatives present: Alaina Harper C’03, Diana Hou EAS’03, and Endel Liias C’03 GGS’04. We will live in nearby South Salem.”

Lisa Pitlor C’02 and Ian Abramson are thrilled to announce their engagement: He proposed on a trip to Japan, while visiting Maya Vergucht EAS’02, who introduced them. They live in New York, where she is beginning her fourth year of medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and he is a financial consultant at Bearing Point. The wedding will take place next May in her hometown of Omaha, Neb.

Rajiv Sennar C’02 EAS’02 married Archana Pendyala in Hyderabad, India, on Feb. 7. The celebrations were well attended by friends and family, including Vinil Shah W’02, Darshan Deora EAS’02 W’02, Dan Mack EAS’02 W’02, Tejus Sawjiani EAS’02 W’02, and Binita Barai C’03.Rajiv and Archana live in Manhattan, where he works at Citigroup, and they can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Beth Wasserman W’02 see Zach Bornstein W’01.


Cathy A. Chavkin C’03 married Daniel E. Schmerin C’03 on May 20 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York. Dan’s older brother, Jonathan Schmerin C’00, was the best man, and other members of the wedding party included Rochelle Behrens C’04, Jem Berke C’03 WG’08, James Brower C’03, Jeremy Levitt C’02, Rebecca Levy C’03 L’09, Marisa Mayer C’03, Jeremy Shure C’00, and Jen Warren C’03. Joining them were over 40 other alumni. Cathy and Dan celebrated their honeymoon in Barbados. They currently live in Washington, where she works as a corporate-relations associate at the National Gallery of Art and he serves as a presidential management fellow in the U.S. Department of State.

Ashon T. Crawley C’03 in May received a master of theological studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Dr. Sara Immerman C’03 married Dr. David Epstein C’01 on May 27 at Temple Emanu-el in Closter, N.J. They had met at Penn when she was a freshman and have been together ever since. They were thrilled to be surrounded by Penn family and friends. The wedding party included the her father, Harry Immerman W’65, her brother Andrew Immerman W’98, David’s triplet brother Jason Epstein W’01, and bridesmaids Allison Press C’03, Taryn Goldman W’03, and Lindsay Kalick C’03.Many alumni helped celebrate. Proud family members included Jonathan Rebell C’97, Deborah Rebell Moss C’94, Barbara Rebell Kaufman C’92, Arthur Rebell W’62, and Sara Levin C’06. Couples who celebrated with them were Dr. Michael Adler C’03 G’03 and Dr. Nicole Moses Adler C’03, Lindsey Drake C’02 L’05 and Jay Levine C’02 WG’07, Michael Razewski W’03 and Danielle Contillo W’03, Theodore Gleser W’02 and Dina Wizmur Gleser C’02, Ann Goldenberg C’03 and Matthew Rittberg L’05, and Dr. Amy Feldman C’02 M’06 and Dr. Jamie Fienstein M’07. Other alumni attending included Elana Wexler C’03, Jennifer Warren C’03, Brooke Grossman C’03, Lacey Tisch C’03, Omri Agam W’03, Michael Jupiter W’02, Aaron Karo W’01, Dr. Seth Sherman C’01, Dr. Adam Graziani C’01, Russell Kwiat C’02, Daniel Lax EAS’02, Matthew Shapiro W’02, and Matthew Seigel C’05.Prior generations included Alan Finkelstein W’65, Margie R. Schneidman CW’66 and Richard Schneidman W’65, Marty Weinstein W’65, Butch Miller W’65, Cathy A. Feldman CW’75 and John Feldman W’71, Ken Steinhouse C’60 M’64, and Ann R. Lieberman G’72 and Chuck Lieberman Gr’74. After honeymooning in Africa, Sara and David returned to Manhattan where they live; she graduated from NYU Medical School in May and began an otolaryngology residency at NYU Medical Center in July, and he is an orthopedic resident at NYU-HJD Medical Center.

Robert Wong M’03 see Emily Goodwin C’97.

’04 | Jennifer Carlson C’04 and Daniel Rohan C’04 are engaged, and plan to wed next April in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. They began dating in their freshman year in high school. She is the daughter of Richard E. Carlson WG’71 and Charlotte C. Carlson Nu’72. Dan, who attended the University of Oxford, is an associate of KSL Capital Partners of Denver, a private-equity investment firm that specializes in travel and leisure businesses. Jen, who attended the London School of Economics, is an analyst at the Carlyle Group, the global private-equity investment firm. Both began their careers in private-equity investments in New York.

Linda Fescoe C’04 and Andrew Mullens C’04 write, “We married on May 20 at the Penn Club in New York. The wedding party included bridesmaids Rebecca Shore C’04 and Hilary North C’04, groomsman Jeffrey Azer C’04, and Andrew’s parents, Sara Mullens CW’75 and Jeffrey Mullens C’69 WG’71. We currently live in Miami, where Linda is a school psychologist for Miami-Dade Public Schools and Andrew is a law student at the University of Miami.”

Rea J. Harrison C’04 is excited to announce her graduation in May from the University of Iowa College of Law. This month she moves to Washington, to join the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond PC as an associate practicing environmental law.

TaiVon McKinney C’04 married Rudy Brown W’04 on July 3 in Beverly Hills—marking seven years together since meeting at pre-freshman orientation at Penn. The bridal party included maid of honor Rea Harrison C’04 (who sent in this note) and bridesmaid Patty Paik Nu’03. TaiVon and Rudy have begun their new life together in Los Angeles.

Danielle Giannone Scheer W’04 married Jonathan Barr on June 3 in Washington, where they now live; the ceremony took place at Washington Hebrew Congregation and a reception followed at Sequoia, overlooking the Potomac River. They were thrilled to be surrounded by many of their Penn friends and family, including maid-of-honor Nicole Scheer GEd’05 and bridesmaid Hilary North C’04. Other alumni who attended were Stefanie Dresdner C’04, Linda Fescoe Mullens C’04 and Andrew Mullens C’04, Natalie Musfeldt W’04, Katherine Nautiyal C’04 EAS’04, Rebecca Shore C’04, Penelope Thomas C’04, Nicole Wake C’04, and Carly Wilson W’04.

Lance P. Stier C’04 see Rachel B. Kreinces C’05.

Jaime Winikor W’04 and Maria Karas C’02 are happy to announce their recent engagement: He proposed at the end of April in San Francisco, at a private spot overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. They plan to marry next spring in Wilmington, Del., and will live on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. She is a resident in internal medicine at New York Hospital and he is a manager in the real-estate finance group at WestLB AG.

’05 | Terry Huang C’05 EAS’05 has been promoted to senior associate consultant at Mars & Co, a management-consulting firm that specializes in business strategy, which he joined in 2005. Terry is a member of its New York area office, located in Greenwich, Conn., and he lives in New York.

Rachel B. Kreinces C’05 and Lance P. Stier C’04, who met as undergraduates at Penn, married on May 27 at Temple Judea in Manhasset, N.Y. She is currently teaching 5th-grade special education in New York, with Teach For America Corps, and he is an associate with Wellspring Capital Management, a private-equity firm based in Manhattan.

’06 | Reggie Garrison WEv’06 writes, “I knew and loved John Woo for at least a decade before he directed Mission Impossible III. I’m a life-long fan of the Hong Kong action genre. Six months ago, I was given the chance to help launch a new film festival in Philadelphia. This one would celebrate action, adventure, and thriller films. And so after a few weeks of meetings, the Big Bang Film Festival was born. Its official debut is set for Oct. 17-21. I’ve been working with film-festival veteran Bill Horton, a professional projectionist, and Florence Mickens GPU’09. We’ve all been a little amazed at the great enthusiasm among local arts organizations, filmmakers, and regional businesses. Since launching our website (, and opening for business, we’ve received dozens of film entries from all over the world and partnered with local organizations such as the ICA, Skin Radio, the Prince Theater,, and International House. The early response has been fantastic and building. October can’t come soon enough. Hope to see you all there.”

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