Robert B. Hamilton Jr. W’48 writes that some years ago he had retired from the petroleum business after 47 years. His book Quaker Sailors (1995), was “named a WWII classic by Penna Amphib Vets of WWII.” His grandson John R. Phillippe was recently named chief legal counsel to the Republican National Committee. “Having left my hometown, Williamsport, Pa., in WWII, I returned after over 50 years.”
Henry Gluck W’50, Bel Air, Calif., former chair and CEO of Caesars’ World and former co-chair of Transcontinental Properties, a real-estate development company, has been elected chair of the board of advisers for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
David E. Field ChE’52, Collingswood, N.J., writes, “When I retired in 1996, I continued my avocation of musical-instrument making. I recently received the New Jersey Folk Festival’s lifetime-achievement award for instrument-making and promoting old-time Appalachian music since 1964.” He has long been involved in woodworking; his father and uncles were carpenters and at Penn he worked his way as a carpenter’s assistant with his uncles. He began building furniture after he married, and took up instrument-building when he and his wife “got caught up in the folk boom of the 1960s.” David built his first dulcimer in 1964, and has made about 400 Appalachian dulcimers to date; he started building harps in 2004 and has made about 200 lever folk harps.
Sally Wendkos Olds CW’56 in April received the Founders’ Award for Career Achievement from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. In addition to her newest book, Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids (2009), her first book, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, first published in 1972, is now in press for its fourth edition (Workman Publishing).
Stan Foster C’60 and Ronna Foster CW’63 enjoyed his 50th Reunion. “We are truly a Penn family, with two of our three children, H. Jordan Foster C’86 WG’91 and Jonathan A. Foster C’88 WG’96,having attended. Our daughter, Pamela, a Duke grad, still feels part of the Penn family. We love Washington, where we’ve lived for nine years, after 30 years in Boston, and I am part-time professor of radiology at Georgetown University Hospital.”
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Connie Freid Ed’61 had a show, The Feminine Mystique Redux,“inspired by Betty Friedan’s seminal work,” at Sarah Lawrence College from March to May. Her works are available through Fine Art America.
Jeffrey I. Lipschutz W’61 writes, “I merged my accounting practice with RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, in 2008. I am a managing director in RSM and a partner in M & P. In March, I was elected to the national board of the American Friends of Magen David Adom (the Israel equivalent of the Red Cross) and elected chair of its audit committee.”
Frederick Rankin MacFadden Jr. Gr’61, professor emeritus at Coppin State University, submitted “Frobisher’s Credentials,” a character narrative, to the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature at Oklahoma Christian University, and “The Building” to Poetry magazine.
Dr. George L. Spaeth GM’61 writes, “It is an exciting time for me as I am having a great deal of opportunity to share my thoughts about medical care, teaching, and research. In July last year, I was the honored guest at the 100th anniversary meeting of the Oxford Ophthalmologic Congress (with dinner in Blenheim Palace). I presented talks a few days later at the World Glaucoma Congress in Boston. Not too long after that was the 100th anniversary meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco, where I gave a variety of courses. Shortly after that, I went to Dublin to give the Montgomery Lecture at Trinity College. From there, I was the honored guest at the 50th anniversary meeting of the Optometric Glaucoma Society in Orlando. I also presented several other lectures, stressing the importance of really loving our patients and in fact loving life. From there I flew directly to Taipei to be the honored guest of the 50th anniversary of the Taiwanese Ophthalmological Association, where I talked on my system of evaluating patients with glaucoma, which really has become standard around the world. It has been an exciting time.”
Dr. Howard Silberman C’62 GM’72, professor of surgery at the University of Southern California, co-edited with his brother a new textbook, Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology: Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems.
Dr. H. Michael Zal C’62 is a psychiatrist in private practice and a clinical professor in psychiatry at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He recently wrote Dancing With Medusa: A Life In Psychiatry: A Memoir.
Edward F. Mannino C’63 L’66, Gwynedd Valley, Pa., is a trial lawyer who concentrates on business litigation. He taught American history and U.S. legal history at Penn, 2001-06. He wrote Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).
Walter Popick C’63 emails, “I started my own business, four years after graduation, in industrial textiles. I sold it after 43 years and am finally retiring! Now that I have more free time, I would love to hear from my classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
David M. Love II WG’64, Asheville, N.C., has been appointed head of consumer products and services and retail and hospitality practices for Stanton Chase International, a global executive-search firm based in Atlanta.
Mark G. Yudof C’65 L’68, president of the University of California, has been appointed to the board of the Lumina Foundation for Education, which is “committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college, especially low-income students, students of color, first-generation students, and adult learners.”
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Dr. Alice J. Zal G’66 Nu’80, Norristown, Pa., was recently installed as president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. An instructor at Penn and a clinical assistant professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she is an active staff member at Mercy Suburban and Montgomery hospitals and a number of local nursing homes.
Michael Bednar GAr’67 has retired from full-time teaching and administration at the University of Virginia, where he was director of undergraduate advising. His most recent book is L’Enfant’s Legacy (2006). He also maintained an architectural practice in Charlottesville; as chair of the local planning commission, he worked to create the downtown historic district and an urban design plan. He and his wife live in an historic house there, which they renovated; two of their three children are Matthew Bednar MtE’91 and Rachel Bednar C’91.
Ron Bornstein W’67 L’70, a senior corporate, securities, and finance partner of the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, has relocated to its London office, having been based in its San Francisco office.
Geoffrey R. Stone W’68, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, was recently elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society.
Andrew Beckerman C’69, email@example.com, emails, “After every U.S. election, regardless of which party prevails, Immigration Canada receives plenty of enquiries. When the results of the 2004 election became apparent, my now-ex and I began the process of immigrating to Canada. My ex didn’t make it, but I have been living in Victoria, B.C., full time for almost five years. In order for someone of my age and disability to be accepted, I had to marry a Canadian citizen: on Dec. 1, 2007, (World AIDS Day) I married my good friend Tim Kyle. We spent our honeymoon glacier-trekking in Argentina. I currently serve as co-chair of AIDS Vancouver Island, a harm-reduction program funded by the provincial health department, and sit on United Way’s impact council on mental health and addiction. In my spare time I kayak, hike, bicycle, occasionally still run (I competed last summer at the World Outgames in Copenhagen) and spend time with my circle of new Canadian friends and family. I am always available to teach fellow alumni the words to ‘O Canada’.”
Thomas J. Madden ASC’70, chair and chief executive officer of TransMedia Group in Boca Raton, Fla., writes that he has created “a novel web television show (www.shoplaughing.com) that could very well change [the] face of home shopping forevermore.”
Dr. Elissa Newport G’70 Gr’75, the George Eastman Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and of Psychology at the University of Rochester, was recently elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society.
Nancy Plain Goldfeder CW’72, www.nancyplain.com, writes, “my ninth children’s book, With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians, published by Mondo Publishing in 2009, has won two book awards: the Carter G. Woodson/NCSS Honor Book Award 2010 and the Spur Award (Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction) 2010.”
Charles P. Jacobs C’72, of the New York-based law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP, was recognized in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; he specializes in private-equity-fund formation.
Mario Polèse Gr’72 holds the Senior Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Studies at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Montreal (Université du Québec). He wrote The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in February.
Robert Levithan C’73 is writing his third column series, “The New 60,” on www.advocate.com. Previously he wrote a column, “The Design Shrink,” for Oprah’s magazine O At Home. He is also co-chair of Friends In Deed, the Crisis Center For Life-Threatening Illness (www.friendsindeed.org) in New York, and is in private practice as a psychotherapist. “I am having so much fun as I approach my 60th birthday!”
Anthony S. Bartolomeo CE’74 is president and CEO of Pennoni Associates, a consulting-engineering firm in Philadelphia, and a founding board member and head of the finance committee of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative. In April he was elected chair of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, which is based in Harrisburg.
Vincent A. Kolber W’74, the founding president of Residco, a transportation equipment asset-management company, is the new chair of the Chicago Committee for Heritage, which supports the Heritage Foundation, the conservative policy institute.
Robert Donald W’75 WG’76 has been appointed chief financial officer of the Windham Foundation in Grafton, Vt., which promotes that town and the state’s rural communities. Previously, he was director of finance for Medical Sales Management in Massachusetts.
David L. Hyman C’75 GEd’76 is managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker LLP. In April he was appointed to the board of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, which is responsible for the old naval shipyard and the issuing of tax-exempt bonds to help finance nonprofits, qualified businesses, and other development projects. He is also a board member of the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Mary Theresa Metzler C’76 is a member of the labor and employment group of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP. In June she became president-elect of the local chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and will become its president next year.
Frank J. Cerza C’77 in March joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its real-estate and international-practice groups and is based in its New York office. Previously, he was a partner and head of the retail-companies practice group at Day Pitney LLP.
Donna A. Phelan G’78, a deputy office director in the U.S. Department of State, received its 2009 Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs for “her pivotal contributions to Euro-Atlantic conventional arms control and related security activities, in particular, the development, implementation, and management of U.S.-European responses to Russia’s suspension of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.”
Dr. Dominic DelliCarpini C’79, associate professor of English and head of the writing program at York College in south-central Pennsylvania, has been appointed dean of academic affairs there.
Lisa Fitzig WG’79 recently joined the Corcoran Group, the real estate company; in her first year she was named its “2009 Rookie of the Year/Manhattan.” Prior to joining the firm, she was deputy head of an investment-banking group at Citigroup.
Dr. Gary A. Green C’79 has been appointed medical director for Major League Baseball. He had been a consultant on performance-enhancing drugs for it since 2003, and now is the primary medical liaison to the commissioner. A clinical professor at UCLA, who also maintains a practice with the Pacific Palisades Medical Group, he lives in Malibu with his two daughters.
Rev. Ed Hawkins EAS’79 WG’82 completed his M.Div. at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich., in 2009. This March he was ordained a pastor with the Reformed Church in America, and in May he was installed as pastor of the Second Reformed Church in Little Falls, N.J., where he was “called to serve as a pastor to the existing congregation, and as a ‘church planter’ to establish a new ‘church plant’ and a diverse outreach ministry.”
Gerald A. McHugh Jr. L’79, an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Raynes McCarty, has been elected president of Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, the umbrella organization for civil legal-services programs in the state.
Neil Plakcy C’79, www.mahubooks.com, has written In Dog We Trust,another novel featuring his gay Hawaiian homicide-detective hero.
Michael Scullin C’79, an international lawyer and consultant, is counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP. The honorary consul of France, he has been elected vice president of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.
Leslie Esdaile Banks W’80, Philadelphia, has been appointed a trustee of the Free Library of Philadelphia. She has written more than 40 novels and 12 novellas in a wide range of genres, including romance, women’s fiction, suspense, and paranormal. [See “Marketing the Macabre,” Gazette, Nov|Dec 2008]
Robin Rosenfeld Gordon C’80 GCP’81 is an associate broker at Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors in Haverford, Pa. In the real estate business since 1980, she received a Pinnacle Award from Prudential Corporate in March for the top 10 out of 67,000 realtors nationwide.
David E. Guggenheim C’80 is president of 1planet1ocean, a project of the Ocean Foundation in Washington. In late March he spoke on “Lessons from the Deep: Discovering Our Humanity at the Bottom of the Sea” at Philadelphia’s Congregation Rodeph Shalom synagogue.
Stephen Houston C’80, professor of social science and archaeology at Brown University, provided research for Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.
Kerry Hurff W’82 is now marketing director of Safelite Group, a vehicle-glass repair and replacement and claims-management company in Columbus, Ohio. Previously, he was director of marketing for scientific products with Cardinal Health. He serves on the board of the Godman Guild Settlement House.
Jonathan Segal C’82 L’85, a partner in the employment, labor, benefits and immigration practice group of the law firm of Duane Morris in Philadelphia, in March was named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Law Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive magazine.
Steve Chen EE’83 is an engineer-attorney in the Orange County, Calif., office of Haynes and Boone, the international corporate law firm. He recently received the Inventor of the Year Award from the European Patent Organization, for a technique to increase the signal power of GPS chips, conceived when he worked for another firm, in San Jose.
Jeffrey Adler W’84 is president of Centrac DC Marketing Research. In February, he organized a event of the Wharton School Club of Washington, D.C., for Dr. Jehoshua Eliashberg, the Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing and Professor of Operations and Information Management; also at the event were two other former students Rich Leung GEx’11 and Zaid Safdar GEE’98. Jeffrey was one of Prof. Eliashberg’s first marketing-research students at Wharton; for the past several years, he has guest lectured for Dr. Eliashberg’s graduate and undergraduate marketing classes.
A. Elliott Rittenhouse Jr. G’84 has been appointed director of micro-enterprise for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, which operates a chain of thrift stores there to help “people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence.”
Joanne Wolf C’84 SW’00 has joined the Presbyterian Children’s Village in Rosemont, Pa., as vice president for programs. Previously, she was with Northwestern Human Services of Philadelphia.
Scott Ableman C’85 and Debbie Shrager C’85 enjoyed attending a spectacular weekend celebration in honor of classmate Amy Schwartzman C’85 on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as rabbi at Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Va. Also there were Lisa Sockett C’84 W’84, Lisa Krutzel-Katzman C’87, and Sara Needleman Kline C’89.
Celeste Clement GEd’85, Radnor, Pa., is a children’s writer and visual artist. She wrote Little Stories for Little People To Leaf Through … Read, Hear, and Doodle, which was published by Northshire Bookstore in Vermont.
Mark R. Osherow C’85 is a partner in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices of the law firm of Adorno & Yoss LLP; he specializes in state and federal business and securities litigation. He was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009 as one of Florida’s top attorneys. And he works with the state bar’s Justice Teaching project.
Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum L’85, a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., was recognized in April as a “Local Litigation Star” for securities litigation in Pennsylvania in this year’s edition of Benchmark Litigation.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
A. Scott Bobrow W’86 writes, “Greg O’Connor W’86 and I are in the midst of launching a new venture called AuditionBooth. Our partner is Paula Abdul; this is the first thing she committed to doing since leaving American Idol. It is an online talent-discovery site that will modernize the way casting is done for TV, film, music, brands, etc., and allow for people from every nook and cranny to find their way to fame.”
Pamela Brown L’86 recently received the 2010 Impact Award from the State Bar of Texas poverty law section for her work with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid: she is director of its bi-national project on family violence, which works to reunite internationally abducted children with their parents.
Dr. David B. Nash WG’86, dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, has been appointed to the board of Humana, the medical insurance company.
Jonathan Parks GAr’86 heads a architecture and design firm in Sarasota. Fla. In April, he received Awards of Excellence from the AIA Gulf Coast chapter, for the design of a residence and an “urban lounge.”
Dr. Rodney Sherman C’86, a medical oncologist in New York, has joined Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their oncology medical-science liaison in New York.
David J. Steerman C’86 is a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP. In March he was named one of the “Ten Leaders of Matrimonial and Divorce Law of Greater Philadelphia” by Digital Press International.
Joseph J. McGrenra G’87, who is deputy for small business with the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, last September received the Department of the Navy’s FY 2008 Acquisition Excellence Small Business Award for his work for small businesses receiving over 40% of the command’s contracts that year.
Doug Rappaport C’87 recently joined the international law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as a partner in its New York office; he continues to practice litigation and securities regulation and enforcement law. He lives with his wife, Deborah Rappaport C’88, and their two sons, Matthew and Scott, in Edgemont, N.Y.
Lynn Rutstein C’87 founded Marketing That Matters in 2008, which launched a range of fundraising incentives in Philadelphia this spring: the Perennial Hope range of decorative plates feature flowers found in “Lynn’s Garden.” Her family and friends decided to plant a perennial flower garden at her home to celebrate her 40th birthday, while she was in the middle of chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Denise Thompson C’87 helped develop a unique teaching aid, using hip-hop music, to teach positive traits. Part of the Bridge Da Gap program, it has already been tested in a pilot program with the YMCA in Georgia and two schools in the Atlanta area.
Scott P. Alcott W’88 is COO of Belgacom, the Belgian telecommunications company. He wrote, “A 10-year American expat living in Brussels, I flew back home to Penn to be treated at the Abramson Cancer Center for a very rare cancer, and I have just released a book about the experience to help other patients: I’m Not Lance! A Cancer Experience and Survival Guide for Mere Mortals. All proceeds go to a cancer-research and patient-support charity.”
Jeffrey A. Cohen L’88, a former Philadelphia trial attorney who became a technology entrepreneur, wrote The Killing Of Mindi Quintana, which was released earlier this year by Welcome Rain Publishers. It deals with the public fascination with charismatic accused murderers.
Joseph E. Ingoldsby GLA’89, principal of Landscape Mosaics, exhibited In Living Color: The Art and Science of the Coastal Landscape in Wellfleet, Mass., in May; presented Requiem for a Drowning Landscape at the University of Toronto in June; and has published “Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species” in The Science Exhibition: Curation and Design(Museum Press, U.K.).
Leslie Myrow Perlmutter C’89, firstname.lastname@example.org, chief operating officer of Food Allergy Kid SPoT, LLC., is proud to announce the launch of a new website for children with food allergies, www.foodallergykidspot.com.
Jeffrey Schwartz W’89 and his wife, Alanna Toll Schwartz V’06, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Rose, on April 11 in Manhattan, just after their second wedding anniversary. Jeff works at Barclays Capital as a director in bond trading for its securities and investment banking division.
Tina R. Makoulian C’90 is co-partner-in-charge of the zoning and land-use group of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP. In May she was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Stuart Gibbs C’91 writes that his first young adult novel, Belly Up,was published in May. “A comic mystery set in America’s newest theme park, a gigantic zoo, [it] is based, very loosely, on the experiences I had working at the Philadelphia Zoo, while doing a research project for a Penn biology class. No hippos were murdered while I was there, but I did learn that a zoo was a fantastic place to set a story.”
Pam Wachter McAfee C’91 has joined the Raleigh, N.C., office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough as an attorney of counsel specializing in bankruptcy and restructuring. She spent the last nine years as staff attorney in the local U.S. Bankruptcy Court; while there, she was co-managing editor of the 6th edition of the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual (2007).
Andrew Camilli Gr’92, a microbiologist at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
Dr. Beth Handwerger C’92 and her husband, Michael Richardson, are thrilled to announce the birth of Julia Ariel and Zachary Aiden on Feb. 9. Their big brother Alex is three and loves to give them kisses. Beth has her own ophthalmology practice in Paoli, Pa., and Michael is a vice president at Aton Pharma, Inc.
Dr. Marc Lazare C’92, a cosmetic and general dentist with offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, N.Y., has developed an iPhone app: “Dental Expert is a patient’s guide to understanding all aspects of dentistry and its procedures (www.cosmeticinnovations.com/DentalExpert).”
Felicity Wood C’92 writes, “WHYY (PBS Philadelphia and Delaware) has agreed to air the documentary ‘Godlove & the Ladder Dance’ (Gazette, May|June 2000) upon completion and final approval. It is about former teacher and College adviser Dr. Godlove Fonjweng G’93 Gr’97. Frederick Marx (who won an Eddie for Hoop Dreams) will be editing. We are seeking sponsorship or donations to raise $35,000 in finishing funds, tax-deductible. Checks may be sent to the International Documentary Association, (write ‘Godlove’ in the memo), 1201 West 5th Street, suite M270, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017. The trailer is on YouTube: keywords ladder dance Cameroon.”
Jennifer H. Clair C’94 writes, “I founded a business eight years ago: Home Cooking New York. It began as a private cooking-class business, where I, and then other chef-instructors, would teach people how to cook in their own kitchens. We went on to open a ‘brick and mortar’ school in the Hudson Valley, and just opened our first Manhattan cooking school in March (www.homecookingny.com).” She also wrote the forthcoming Gourmet Cooking on a Budget (Globe Pequot Press).
Jennifer Stein Simms C’94 and her husband, Josh Simms, are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Sarah Justine and Justin Theodore, last December. “Aside from managing about 16 diaper changes and several feedings a day, I have recently begun marketing consulting and Josh continues to work at H5 Capital.” Jen adds, “Since I was pregnant at the time of our Reunion and couldn’t travel, I missed seeing everyone, but look forward to bringing Josh and the twins to Philly for our 20th.”
Lauren Slawe Hirsch C’95 and Brian Edward Hirsch G’97 L’00 welcomed their third child, a son, Henry Eliot Hirsch, on Nov. 23. Joining them in their joy are big sisters Abigail and Madeline. They live in Wynnewood, Pa.
Elizabeth Steinberg Hsu C’95 and Victor Hsu C’95 welcomed a son, Benjamin Samuel Hsu, on Nov. 10. He joined big brother Jacob Harrison (six), and big sister Elissa Eden (three).
Debra Mandel W’95 writes, “I am thrilled to announce that I married Adam Rogers in November. We had the most beautiful ceremony and reception in Aventura, Fla., and were so happy that Renee Eskow C’94 and Errin Camner C’94 could both share it with us. After spending our honeymoon in Brazil and Argentina, we moved into our new home with our American Eskimo dog, Rocky. I am currently a managing partner at Everest Capital and Adam is a corporate healthcare attorney with McDermott Will & Emery in Miami.”
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Matt Gould C’96 and his wife, Amy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Aiden, on Nov. 29; he weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz., and was 21 inches long. He joined big brother Matthew (13), big sister Ashley (five), and their two dogs Nikko and Bandit. “We live in Oak Ridge, N.J., and would love to hear from old friends at email@example.com.”
Hayley Rosenman Rejwan C’96 and Coby Rejwan welcomed their second daughter, Harper Lucy, on Nov. 2. She joined proud big sister Addyson.
Andra Fogel Shea C’96 and her husband, Barry, are thrilled to announce the birth of Daniel Steven Shea on March 12. His big brother, Charlie (three), is excited to have someone to share the blame. Andra lives in Arlington, Mass., and would be delighted to connect with alumni in the area at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua D. Wolson C’96 has been elected partner of the law firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP; based in its Philadelphia office, he joined the firm in 2008 from Covington & Burling LLP.
Vincent A. Antoniello EAS’97, Roxbury, N.J., an attorney who specializes in employment law with Lowenstein Sandler PC, has been selected for the 2010 edition of New Jersey Rising Stars. He is a volunteer wish-grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Shana Finkel Berman C’97 and Gregory Berman C’97 welcomed a baby girl, Jane Farrah, on March 3. They live in Short Hills, N.J., with Janey’s big brother Ander (three).
Nicole C. Bohorad C’97, email@example.com, in May became head of marketing for Sprout Foods, Inc., the organic, environment-friendly baby and toddler food line co-founded by Food Network chef Tyler Florence.
Brian Edward Hirsch G’97 L’00 see Lauren Slawe Hirsch C’95.
Kimberly S. Pierro C’97 and her husband, Joseph, welcomed their second child, Jacqueline Sophia, to the family on March 29 in Richmond, Va.; two-year-old Caroline is thrilled to be a big sister.
Michelle Miller Rosen C’97, firstname.lastname@example.org, emails, “My husband, Ian, and I have been enormously busy, which explains the delayed but limitlessly joyful announcement of our second son’s arrival. Sam Finley Rosen was born on July 1, 2009, just 22+ months after our first son, proud big brother Max Gavin Rosen. Sam is adorably big and strong, curious, and constantly on the move. Max turns three on Aug. 11, and we are simply amazed at our smart, vivacious little man. Our boys are keeping us going non-stop and doing great. Any stories, tips on having two little ones so close together, or two boys, please share; we’d love to hear them.”
Ian Enverga W’98 and his wife, Darcy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their second son, Callen Bane Enverga, on Jan. 13. “Grey (three) is proving to be a great big brother, although he’d probably be happier if Callen could play puzzles and cars with him.” They have settled nicely in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they moved in Jan. 2009.
Amanda Gavin W’98 married David Walton on Aug. 14, 2009, in London. Bridesmaids were Tammy Roy C’98, Jeanine Gubler Heck EAS’99, Nicole Manolis Cudzil C’99, and Yael Aufgang C’99. Other alumni attending included Michael Cudzil C’97, Todd Sternberg C’97, Emily Frisch Nu’97, Brent Neiman W’99 EAS’99, Krista Caldwell C’99, Emily Thompson C’98, and Christine Keating W’01. Amanda and Dave live in London, where she works in business development for fashion at John Lewis and he works in finance at American Express.
Jake Kobrick L’98 and his wife, Stacy, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Cameron Kobrick, on April 3. This summer, Jake will receive a PhD in 20th-century American history from the University of Maryland, having recently defended his dissertation on the political history of transportation planning in post-World War II Philadelphia.
William Cohen GCP’99 GFA’02 Gr’03, Wilmington, Del., is a city and regional planner and an associate professor of community and regional planning at Temple University. He was principal planner for the revitalization of Wilmington’s urban waterfront. Earlier this year he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He wrote the forthcoming book The Ecological Imperative: Ian McHarg’s Legacy in Environmental Planning and Education.
Hilary Leland Cutler C’99 and Alex Cutler welcomed their first child, Blake Roberts Cutler, on Oct. 7. Proud relatives include grandmother Sylvia Handel Leland CW’69, grandfather Daniel Leland C’68, uncle Kevin Leland C’01, and grandfather Jim Cutler C’68. Hilary and Alex live in Atlanta.
Sneha Patel Desai L’99 and Anand Desai are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Kaya, on April 18 at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; she weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz., and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her big brother Nikhil (three).
Scott Fudemberg C’99 and Cara Fudemberg are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jack, on March 10. They live in Philadelphia, where Scott is a glaucoma specialist at the Wills Eye Institute.
Neil A. Harrison C’99 and his wife, Wendy, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Ethan Bryce, on March 16. Neil, Wendy, big brother Evan, and Ethan live in the New York area, where Neil is a director at Sony Corporation of America.
Tara Nolan Hieger Nu’99 GNu’00 and her husband, Brock Hieger, are pleased to announce the birth of their third son, Gavin Patrick Hieger, on April 2. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz., and is adored by his big brothers Aidan and Liam. Tara will enjoy time off with the new baby before returning to practice as a full-time gastroenterology nurse practitioner in Kennebunk, Maine.
Amy Paul Tunick W’99 was recently promoted to president of Alliance, the entertainment marketing agency of Grey Group and WPP; she has been with the company for seven years. Amy and her husband, Jonathan, live on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
00 Alex Gleser W’00 see Leslie Keller Gleser C’01.
Ben Schein C’00 and his wife, Robyn, are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Talia Rae, on Feb. 8. Big brother Ilan welcomed her to their home in Minneapolis, where Ben is a lead financial analyst at Target corporate headquarters.
Steve Singer C’00 and Jennifer Singer are very happy to announce the birth of their second child, a boy, Aviv Chaim, on March 7. “We are living in Silver Spring, Md., with our daughter Ma’ayan (2 years). Steve is an emergency-medicine resident at George Washington University and Jen is an environmental consultant at ICF international. We would love to hear from friends at email@example.com.”
Dr. Miguel Vidal D’00, Boston, is staff prosthodontist at Massachusetts General Hospital and also maintains a private practice in Winchester. He was recently recognized as one of the “Ten Under 10” by the Massachusetts Dental Society.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Cassandra J. Georges C’01 L’05, a mediator and arbitrator with Above & Beyond Dispute Resolution, has been named alternative-dispute-resolution chair of the Philadelphia Bar.
Leslie Keller Gleser C’01 and Alex Gleser W’00 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Nathaniel Keller Gleser, who was born on Jan. 2 in New York; he weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and measured 21 inches long. Big sister Grace Gleser C’30 and first cousin Maya Gleser C’31 are very excited, as are his proud aunts and uncles Zachary Gleser W’06, Meredith Keller C’04, and Dina Wizmur C’02 and Teddy Gleser W’02.
Mendel Hui W’01 married Eul Suh W’02 on March 27 at Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif. The wedding party included best man Nealoy Bandyopadhyay W’01, Blake Innes W’01, Joon Kyung W’01, Ramin Mozaffarian W’01, Soojin Park Eriksen C’02, Kristen Marceda W’02,and Wynne Tsing C’02. Other alumni who helped celebrate include Andrew Kieffer W’97, Jon Dorfman C’99, Alexander Davie C’00, Zubin Jariwala C’00 W’00, Tim Liu W’00, Abhijeet Patwardhan W’00 WG’08 and Huria Naviwala Patwardhan C’01, Golchehreh Abtahian W’01, Yining Chen W’01, Matt Mongon W’01, Andrew Ribner C’01, Adam Engler EAS’02 GME’05 Gr’06 and Kristen Engler C’02 GEd’04, Rachel Suntheimer Hausladen C’02 and David Hausladen C’02, Rich Kramer W’02, Jon Prin C’02, Jonathan Tyburski W’02 and Johanna Licciardello-Tyburski W’00, Farhana Ali C’03, Anand Kinkhabwala W’03 and Mona Parikh Kinkhabwala C’03, Carina Loucks Lea C’03and Stren Lea C’02, Rajiv Mehta C’03 W’03, Heather Innes W’04, Diana Ricketti W’04, Laura Stephenson C’05 W’05, Andy Juang W’07, and Grant Nachman WG’08.
Brooke Beck Keeney Nu’01 and her husband, Randy, “joyfully announce the birth of our daughter, Abigail Grace Keeney, on Dec. 2. We are so blessed by God’s precious gift to us.” They live in Houston.
Ryan A. Little C’01 writes, “I have been an attorney with the U.S. Army JAG Corps since 2006. I spent 2007-09 deployed to the Mosul area of Iraq with the Army’s 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment. At the time, Mosul was the main focus of combat operations in Iraq. My time in Iraq was an incredible opportunity to help shape a foreign legal system undergoing a period of fundamental change, as well as engage with a whole host of international law and development issues. I quickly found myself in charge of reconstruction, local government/legal reform, anti-corruption efforts, and rule of law for a significant swath of northern Iraq. This led to fascinating and sometimes bizarre meetings with Iraqi judges and lawyers, local and provincial government leaders, and tribal leaders. When the insurgency started to show signs of breaking in my region, I also took charge of creating the area’s musalaha (reconciliation) program, aimed at disarming and reintegrating former insurgents. This was essentially a ceasefire negotiation in which insurgents agreed to turn in their weapons, provide intel against their former insurgent groups, and comply with a parole-like monitoring program. In return, we pledged to stop hunting them down as long as they adhered to the program. Throughout this time, I was also the ‘in-house counsel’ for the combat unit responsible for the area. Being the legal adviser for a combat unit in Iraq means you never know what issue will come up next: planning military operations and advising on the law of armed conflict, working international transactions to secure logistical support for reconstruction operations, or practicing international criminal law when we capture a terrorist and seek to prosecute him through the Iraqi legal system.”
Farah Nathani C’01 W’01 married Robert Menzies, whom she met while working in London shortly after her MBA. They tied the knot last July in Rob’s hometown on the island of Jersey, UK. The celebrations then continued with their Indian wedding in Mumbai over the New Year. Many alumni helped celebrate, including Patrick Brett W’02, Fahd Chinoy C’01, Ryan Decker C’01 W’01, Vivake Gupta WG’06, Nisa Godrej W’00, Christy Hart C’00 W’00, Ashwin Hira WG’04, Caroline Issa W’99, Aleem Jivraj W’01, Myrna Majmudar Jivraj C’01, Mukund Khaitan C’02, Roberto Kriete C’02, Ankit Minglani W’01, Sumeet Nindrajog W’01, Siddharth Parekh W’01, Nikhil Shah W’01, and Thomas Recchione C’01. After living in India last year, Farah and Rob have moved back to London and would love to hear from friends.
Kate Reed Sumka Nu’01 and her husband, Kevin, welcomed a baby girl, Lucy Marie Sumka, on Dec. 6; she weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and was 20 1/2 inches long. They live in a suburb of Chicago, where Kate is a neonatal nurse practitioner.
Kristin Moon Beck C’02 and her husband, Jeff Beck, are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Jason Henry Beck, on March 9.
Brett Greenberg C’02 has joined Farella Braun + Martel LLP in San Francisco as an associate in its real-estate department. He had been with Schiff Hardin LLP. Brett is an active board member of Root Division, a Bay Area arts and education nonprofit.
Devra Jacobs C’02 is director of media research at Innerscope, a neuro-marketing firm in Boston. In March she received a “Gold Rising Star Award” from the Advertising Research Foundation for designing studies of entertainment in advertising.
Susan Bruce Kohlenberg Nu’02 and her husband, Matt, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Rose, on Jan. 13; she weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Kathryn V. Whitfield C’02 married Adam L. Fotiades C’02 on June 13, 2009, at Christ Church in New York; a reception followed at the Cosmopolitan Club. Members of the wedding party included her father, Dr. Rick N. Whitfield GrEd’03, matron of honor Stephanie K. Meisler C’02, maid of honor Suzanne R. Sorkin W’02, and best man, Charles P. Durkin C’02.Many alumni friends helped celebrate, including P. Ryan Baber C’02, Amie Thornton C’84 WG’87 and Craig Carnaroli W’85, Anna Colasante CGS’03, Lauren Davidson C’02, Timothy Donza C’02, Angie Chan C’01, Samantha Fischer C’02, Meredith Grossman C’02 and Judd Grossman C’00 L’04, Casey Halpern C’03 M’07 and Maria Bashian-Halpern W’03, Aaron Hokanson C’01, Evan Jacobs C’02 L’06, Scott Kend C’02 W’02, Yuki Mukai C’02, Bianca Keyfetz Peskin C’02, Leslie Wepner Regenbaum W’02, Lauren Barnett Steinfeld C’89, and Jessica Linden C’02 and Michael Zawadski W’02. Kathryn and Adam live in New York, where they are both attorneys.
Carla Wittenberg Nu’02 GNu’05 and Evan Wittenberg WG’02 just celebrated their fifth anniversary and are proud to share the one-year birthday of their son, Logan Quinn, in May. Their daughter, Dylan Caroline, turns three this July. Evan and Carla continue to soak up all of the wonderful offerings of San Francisco, where he is head of global leadership for Google. She is a trauma nurse practitioner at San Francisco General Hospital, the city’s only trauma center.
David Barclay EAS’03 W’03 and Teri Ikegami Barclay W’04 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Kylie Alyssa Barclay, on March 11 (6 lbs. 9 oz., 19 inches). The growing family lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where David works as director of energy management for OpenPeak and Teri is an asset manager in commercial real estate.
Cathy Chavkin Schmerin C’03 and Daniel E. Schmerin C’03 are thrilled to announce the arrival of Sophie Caroline Schmerin, born on her due date of March 18, at exactly 5pm. “Sophie is lucky to have her mother’s looks and her father’s hair.”
Dave Price C’03 writes, “I recently spent six months filming in Egypt, where I worked as the supervising producer on Chasing Mummies, a 10-episode series chronicling the adventures of Egypt’s top archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass G’83 Gr’87. I witnessed some incredible archaeological discoveries as he sifted through the secrets of the Sahara sands. Check it out in HD when the series premieres on the History network on July 14. Now, I am supervising the production of ‘The Peacemaker’ on the streets of South Central Los Angeles, working with hip-hop legend Ice-T on a breakthrough A&E series tracking the gang-mediation efforts of Malik Spellman, who attempts to mediate between rival gangs to stop the tragic cycle of retaliation-based gang violence.”
Brett Topche W’03 and his wife, Ellenmarie, welcomed a son, Micah Anthony Topche, on March 13. “He was born (where else?) at Pennsylvania Hospital and weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. Mom and baby are healthy and happy.”
Teri Ikegami Barclay W’04 see David Barclay EAS’03 W’03.
Benjamin E. Golden C’04 is now an associate at Golden Law, P.C., in San Antonio, where he practices real estate, business, consumer, and trust and estate litigation; he graduated from Texas Tech University law school.
Keith Jones GGS’05 and his wife, Susan, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Mason Keith Jones, on March 30 in Annapolis. Keith is general counsel to the National Association of Clean Water Agencies in Washington.
Jordan Stanger-Ross Gr’05 is assistant professor of history at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. He wrote Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Lie in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in February.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 13-16, 2011
Alanna Toll Schwartz V’06 see Jeffrey Schwartz W’89.
Matthew Carey C’07 and Elise Peters W’07 are excited to announce their engagement. He currently lives in Boston, where he is an analyst at Lazard. She lives in New York and works as an associate at MMG Partners. They plan to wed next spring in North Carolina.
Francis M. Hult Gr’07 has been selected as a 2010 Language Learning Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Language Research Centre, University of Calgary.