42 Marjorie Pressman CW’42 “and my husband, Rabbi Jacob Pressman C’40, ages 91 and almost 93, recently celebrated our 70th wedding anniversary with a special group of friends in Beverly Hills, where we live. He is emeritus from Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles,” she writes. “We have three children, Rabbi Daniel Pressman in San Jose at Temple Beth David; Joel, who is head of performing arts at Beverly Hills High School (where his singers constantly win gold medals); and daughter, Judith, a retired social worker (who lives in Israel); five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. We have fond memories of our days at Penn.”
49 Richard Saul Wurman Ar’49 GAr’59 received the 2012 Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, in recognition of his “profound and long-term contribution to the contemporary practice of design.”
55 Gwenda Acton Barnitz CW’55 writes that The Dragon Hunters: The Sapphire Strain, the third volume of her Dragon Hunters trilogy, aimed at children nine to 14 years, has been published by Fountain Press. The Dragon Hunters: Lake of Fireand Children of Isis are now available on Kindle; the final volume is in the process of conversion.
57 Lynn Sandler Hubschman CW’57 SW’64 wrote in July that she has “started a blog on sex, love, and marriage: www.Chaptersinlove.com. Along with it there is a new ‘love’ jewelry line, ‘The Wings of Love.’” She also serves on the advisory board of Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. “Emil wants no more travel, so I am taking Jody and Tracy to Cambodia and Vietnam in September. Last big trip I want to do.”
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63 Ed Mannino C’63 L’66 published his fifth book, Faith of our Fathers: An American Catholic History, in August. Based on a course he taught at Penn, it surveys the history of American Roman Catholics from the American Revolution through today; it is available in hardback, softcover, and Kindle editions. Earlier this year, he taught a course on the US Supreme Court in American history at Chestnut Hill College; he blogs on American law, history, and culture at www.edmannino.com, and his Twitter posts are at @Edmannino.
64 Carole Alderman CW’64 recently retired from the teaching profession. She began her career in Cheltenham, Pa., teaching Spanish. After moving to New England, she taught Spanish and Latin in the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District in Massachusetts. Although she had full retirement eligibility four years ago, she found it difficult to leave the work for which she had a passion.
Bob Driegert W’64, a Dallas attorney, has been elected president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.
Lew Knickerbocker WG’64 has published his third book, Jockey on a Crocodile, a Memoir—Almost. “It is a romp through the espionage networks of the 1950s. Sylvester Van Zandt pens his memoirs as a Korean War hero and an early spy for the CIA.” Lew recently became a great-grandfather for the third time.
65 Alia Sayegh GEd’65 Gr’74 has written Body in the Brine, a murder mystery based in a New Jersey seaside town. She also wrote the novel Alex in the Promised Land (1995), and co-wrote a recently published guide to aging, Escape from the Green Recliner, both available on Amazon.
Stroud Watson GAr’65 was recently presented with a lifetime-achievement award for public architecture by the Tennessee AIA. This coincided with a 25-year retrospective in downtown Chattanooga of Urban Design Studio, which he founded in 1981 (www.chattanoogastudio.com).
66 Susan T. Marx CW’66 was elected president of the Penn Club of New York—and encourages all her classmates to visit the beautiful facility in midtown Manhattan. She still runs her fundraising-consulting company, raising monies for a wide range of non-profits. Last January, she spent a week in Brazil, training the staff of a national women’s health organization in effective fundraising strategies. She travels between New York and San Francisco with her husband, Philip Kivitz. And in her free time, she sculpts in stone. Susan remains active at Penn, participating on the Trustees Council of Penn Women, and recently joined the board of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. She is vice president of the Class of 1966 and encourages “everyone to attend our upcoming BIG reunion in 2016! Looking forward to reconnecting.”
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68 Ronald L. Kahn W’68, an attorney in the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2013.
69 Adele Passaglia Robey CW’69 writes that she “recently signed a lease to open a new live-performance theater in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington. For 10 years, [I have] owned the acclaimed H Street Playhouse, which was at the forefront of the revitalization of the H Street Northeast corridor, a commercial strip that had remained stagnant since being burned out during the 1968 riots. After losing [my] husband in 2009, [I] sold the Playhouse building and leased it back for three years; that lease ends after the first of the year and the theater will relocate. Anacostia is an historic neighborhood east of the Anacostia River and is currently in a rebuilding and renewal phase. It is hoped that the theater can be an integral part of this process, helping bring new foot traffic and dollars to a traditionally underserved community.”
70 Gilbert Lang Mathews W’70 is the founding CEO of Lucifer Lighting Company, a maker of precision-engineered architectural lighting fixtures, based in San Antonio, Tex. In May, he was given honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects.
Richard Pell W’70 is senior vice president of administration for Genesis HealthCare in Kennett Square, Pa. In July, he received the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living as he had “worked diligently to educate members of Congress about the needs of long-term care patients and residents and to advance quality care in long term and post-acute care facilities.”
71 Dayton Duncan C’71 has “a new documentary, The Dust Bowl, coming out Nov. 18 and 19 on PBS stations, chronicling the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.” He wrote the documentary and produced it with his long-time collaborator Ken Burns, and wrote the companion book, which is being published by Chronicle Books.
72 Robert E. Litan W’72 assumed a new position in August as director of research of Bloomberg-Gov in Washington. His latest book, which he co-wrote, Better Capitalism, was published by Yale University Press in September.
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73 Mark D. Dibner C’73 writes that he is enjoying life in North Carolina and winding down “a fun and motley career.” He has been “a scientist, author of 12 books on biotechnology, adjunct associate professor (Duke, NC State), and entrepreneur, having started three small businesses.” In 2003, he and his son, Ned, then 13, “founded the Kramden Institute, Inc., a charity which collects, recycles, and donates computers to hardworking students who cannot afford a home computer. What started as a basement father/son project now has three paid staff, over 6,000 volunteers, and has just awarded its 11,500th computer (www.kramden.org).” Mark recently turned 60 atop Machu Picchu, and he and his wife, Elaine, will celebrate their 30th anniversary soon in Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.
Tyler E. Williams III C’73 writes, “On March 26, I was sworn in as substitute judge for the district courts of Virginia’s Tenth Judicial Circuit, an area encompassing eight counties in Southside Virginia. I will be allowed to maintain my private practice located in Charlotte Court House.”
74 Harve D. Hnatiuk EE’74 has been elected the 2012-13 vice president of the National Society of Professional Engineers; he will serve as president in 2014-15. A professional engineer registered in 13 states, he has been a member of the society since 1980 and served on its board since 2010.
75 Barton Avery Brown W’75 WG’76 and Mary Alice Brown are thrilled to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Avery Lee Hise, on Aug. 10 at 6pm.
76 Stewart Eisenberg C’76, a founder and senior partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck P.C., was recently appointed to a three-year term representing Pennsylvania on the board of the American Association for Justice, the national organization for trial lawyers. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Mark J. Freedman C’76, a principal of Ernst & Young, was recently elected president of the Society of Actuaries for 2013-14; he is currently serving as president-elect. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Lisa, and children, Rachel and Samuel. He notes he enjoys playing bridge, listening to jazz, and traveling with his family.
Michael P. Malloy L’76, a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific’s law school, presented a paper last April at a conference on the EU sovereign-debt crisis at the University of Connecticut law school. Two of his articles were included in Financial Crisis, Globalisation, and Regulatory Reform, which was published recently by the Athens Institute for Education and Research.
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78 Elliott Branch W’78, Alexandria, Va., is the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for acquisition and procurement in the US Department of the Navy. In September, he received a ‘Sammie’ (Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal) from the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan non-profit in Washington; the awards “pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce, [especially] those who have made significant contributions to our country.” He had received Presidential Rank Awards for a Meritorious Executive in 1996 and 2009.
Nancy Easterlin C’78, Research Professor of English and professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of New Orleans, has published A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation, which was published by the John Hopkins University Press in May. She had been awarded a year-long Guggenheim Fellowship (2008) in support of the book project.
79 William Volk C’79 wrote in September, “I’m celebrating over 32 years in the video-game industry this year. I’m currently the CCO of PlayScreen, a publisher of social games, mainly for the iPhone. Our recent crossword-type game, Crickler, overtook the iPhone version of The New York Times [crossword] in rankings at launch, and has a loyal group of fans who create puzzles on all sorts of subjects. I will be speaking at the GDC-Online conference in Austin in October. I’m still riding my bicycle almost every day (I was on the Penn Cycling Club), including my daily commute from Carlsbad to Encinitas [Calif.], and have completed a few 200km ‘brevets’ (time-restricted bicycle rides) over the last two years.”
80 Leonard A. Bernstein C’80 W’80 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Reed Smith LLP and the founding chair of its financial-services regulatory group. In August, he was appointed chair of the pro-bono subcommittee and director of pro bono for the ABA’s consumer financial-services committee; he has long lent pro-bono support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.
Joe Campbell ME’80 reported in August that he was in the midst of transitioning from active duty in the US Navy. The ceremony celebrating his retirement as a rear admiral was held in June and attended by a number of alumni, including his daughter Colleen Campbell C’10, Audrey Mirsky-Ashby C’80, Ramona V. Harkins SAMP’79, Rich Sweeney W’80, and Paul VanderVoort C’80. In August, the event-filled summer continued at North Carolina’s Outer Banks when Joe, Colleen, Audrey, Ramona, and Paul were joined by Linda L. Bernfeld SAMP’80 and Mark Bernfeld WG’80 for a week of sun and fun.
Lloyd Gibson WG’80 in August became the dean of the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) business school. He had previously been dean of education and campus dean at Stratford University in Falls Church, Va. His wife is Regina Gibson GCh’80 WG’80.
81 Ann L. Cupp Curley GNu’81, the nurse research specialist for Capital Health in Trenton, N.J., is co-editor of Population-Based Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice, which was published by Springer this year.
Karen A. Reardon C’81, an attorney and mediator, has been appointed an assistant professor of business law at LaSalle University, after practicing law for 25 years in Chicago. She and her husband, Dan Luchay, together with sons Robert (15) and Walter (13) now make their home in Margate, N.J. She is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Michigan.
82 Scott M. Miller C’82, firstname.lastname@example.org, recently joined the New York law firm of Kantor Davidoff Wolfe Mandelker Twomey & Gallanty, P.C., as head of its corporate/securities practice. He writes that he ran his first half-marathon on Labor Day Weekend, and that he and his wife, Randy, celebrated their 20th anniversary in September.
Jonathan Segal C’82 L’85, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Duane Morris LLP, has been named a “top employment and labor lawyer” by HR Executive magazine, and was listed by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in its top-rated lawyers for labor and employment in the state. He is also managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute, which provides in-house training.
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83 Shaun Eli Breidbart W’83 writes that, as a stand-up comedian, in addition to comedy-club, corporate, and charity shows, he has been performing in comedy shows at theaters and performing-arts centers. He often performs in shows at The Ivy League of Comedy (www.IvyStandup.com) with Dan Naturman W’91, who made his third appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year.
Eleanor Dougherty GEd’83, a curriculum consultant, wrote Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards, which was published by ASCD recently.
Randy Malamud C’83 writes, “I’m still in the first real job I ever had, which is professor of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As I begin my 24th year here, I’ve just been named chair of the department. My eighth book, An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture, was published this month by Palgrave Macmillan. Older kid is in college, younger kid is in high school. Life is good.”
84 Ronald M. Pearlstein C’84 EAS’84 married Dr. Dorie S. Goldman on July 15 in La Jolla, Calif. They were first introduced by a mutual friend and Ron’s freshman roommate, Christopher N. Pericles W’84, who attended with his wife, Elizabeth. The ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Linda Holtzman of Temple Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia. Other alumni attending included Ronald’s sister-in-law, Ivy Pearlstein Nu’80, and brother Capt. Michael Schwartz EE’81, and Penn faculty member, Betsy Conston CW’70. Ronald and Dorie will honeymoon in Spain.
85Scott Ableman C’85 and Debbie Shrager C’85 have begun new careers. He is executive vice president of e-commerce at the Teaching Company, publisher of The Great Courses, and she is legal reference librarian at the George Mason University law school.
George Psomas W’85 has joined AloStar Bank of Commerce as managing director of its New England office in Boston. Most recently, he was senior vice president of business development at RBS Citizens Business Capital.
86 Laura J. Levine C’86 has become the deputy bureau chief of the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General; she joined the office as an assistant attorney general in 2008.
87 Risa Vetri Ferman C’87, the district attorney of Montgomery County, Pa., in October received the Alan Lerner Child Advocacy Award from Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research for her work in child-welfare policy.
Paul Gabos W’87 writes, “I am wrapping up my service as CFO of Lincare Holdings Inc., having announced my retirement after 20 years with the company. It was a publicly traded healthcare-services company until its acquisition this year by the Linde Group of Germany for $4.6 billion. My wife, Suzanne, and I are the proud parents of Christopher Gabos W’16, and our daughter, Victoria, is a high-school junior. We plan to continue to reside in Tampa, Fla., and look forward to our annual reunions with my Sig Ep brothers from Penn at our lake house in the North Carolina mountains.”
Dr. David H. Levy EAS’87 has joined Natcore Technology Inc., in Red Bank, N.J., as director of research and technology. He had been a senior research scientist at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.
Anne Treash C’87 is undertaking a new adventure as the owner of Jillybean Boutique, an online children’s boutique featuring clothing, accessories, and gifts from European and American designers for girls and boys, infant to tween (www.jillybeanboutique.com). Anne and her husband, Mike, live outside St. Louis, with their two children, Caileigh and Leo, and their black lab, Jazz.
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88 Dr. Lyle Berkowitz EAS’88, www.DrLyle.com, writes that he continues to use his bioengineering skillset in his new role as associate chief medical officer of innovation for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is also chair of healthfinch, a healthcare-IT startup focused on physician-productivity tools. His first book, Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare, was released recently by Springer Publishing.
Stanley Chao GEE’88 writes, “I will have a book published in November, Selling to China, A Guide to Doing Business for Small- and Medium-sized Companies. [It] is based on my 20 years experience working and living in China and gives real-life, down-to-earth advice for businesspeople on how to conduct business [there]. It contains many anecdotes and stories of my past failings.”
Scott A. Meyers W’88, an attorney in the Chicago office of Ulmer & Berne LLP, has been included in Best Lawyers in America 2013.
89 John Reisinger G’89, www.johnreisinger.com, has just released his seventh book, Death at the Lighthouse, “a mystery based on a real-life case. In the story, a lighthouse keeper on the Chesapeake Bay is murdered in his lighthouse in the 1920s and the trail leads to an assortment of rum-runners, speakeasy owners, renegade watermen, Prohibition agents, and even the US Coast Guard.” His other books include Master Detective, Death of a Flapper, and Death on a Golden Isle.
90 David J. Glass C’90, a family-law attorney with a PhD in clinical psychology, who focuses his practice on child custody and relocation litigation, writes that he is defying his “first-grade teacher’s comment that he ‘does not play nicely with others,’” by moving his law practice to Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein LLP, a 17-attorney Southern California firm that focuses on family law and probate litigation. David was also voted a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine for the fourth straight year.
Dr. Andrew Harlem C’90, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies who maintains a private practice in San Francisco and Oakland, has been appointed to the California Board of Psychology. The past president of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, he serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. He lives in Marin County (San Rafael) with his wife and two children.
92 Jonathan L. Bing C’92 has joined the Midtown Manhattan office of the law firm of Wilson Elser as a partner in its government-relations practice. A former five-term state Assemblyman, he most recently served as special deputy superintendent of the New York Liquidation Bureau.
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93 Steve Kuster C’93, head coach of men’s and women’s swimming at Williams College, was named the national women’s coach of the year for the third straight time at the Division III championships.
94 Rob Bohorad W’94 see Nicole Cinnamon Bohorad C’97.
Stephen Ciccarella W’94 recently completed a PhD in economics at Cornell University. He is currently working as a senior associate in the Manhattan office of Crowe Horwath LLP.
Willa Michener Gr’94, a research affiliate at the Center for International Studies at MIT, wrote “The Individual Psychology of Group Hate,” which appeared in Journal of Hate Studies(September).
95 Jocelyn Jane Cox CGS’95 has written her first book, The Homeowner’s Guide to Greatness, “a humorous look at the process of buying and maintaining a home.” She notes that it, “instantly became an Amazon Bestseller and Kirkus Reviews calls it, ‘An amusing response to the woes of homeownership sure to be enjoyed by anyone who’s ever taken out a mortgage.’” She lives with her husband, Rob Strati, near Nyack, N.Y. After Penn, she went on to get a graduate degree in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to freelance writing, Jocelyn presents her own homeowning adventures at www.thehometome.com.
Narda Newby Edwards L’95 and her husband, Malik, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Nia Edwards, on June 12. Narda is the assistant firm counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington.
Dorian Mazurkevich C’95, the Latin America regional intellectual-property attaché with the US Department of Commerce, recently received its Stephen C. Kaminski Memorial Award as he “exercised the greatest degree of diplomatic skill and ability in furthering trade relations with one or more of America’s trading partners.”
Julie A. Parr SW’95, New Haven, Conn., has been appointed associate vice president for development at Quinnipiac University. She had served as director of development for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. She and her husband, Will Becker, have a son, Owen.
Chris Reed GLA’95 and Scott Bishop GLA’05 are founding principals of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, a Boston-based collaborative design and planning studio, which received the 2012 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Their projects include Erie Street Plaza in Milwaukee, the Plaza at Harvard University, and Bass River Park on Cape Cod.
Lisa K. Son C’95 is thrilled to announce the birth of her son, Guy W. Lee, on Sept. 5 in New York. “He joined big sister Seryn, who will be turning five in November. Mom, Dad, Big Sis, and little Guy are all healthy, happy, and thankful.”
Susan Stabler-Haas Nu’95, an adjunct instructor in nursing at Villanova University, wrote Fast Facts for the Student Nurse: Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell, which was published by Springer Publishing earlier this year.
Scott W. Zeevaart GEng’95, Hummelstown, Pa., was named a vice president of Gannett Fleming, Inc. Previously, he was the highway-business unit leader for its transportation division.
96 Gerald Greenberg C’96 G’96 has co-founded the law firm of Gelber Schachter & Greenberg in Miami, which focuses on complex commercial litigation and white-collar representation. Earlier this year, Jerry and his wife, Maya, welcomed their daughter Dafna, who joins brother, Eitan, and sister, Adi.
Rachel Levy Lesser C’96 is excited to announce the release of her book My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother’s Mom, from Laredo Publishing, “which aims to teach young readers how to appreciate their names.” Her daughter, Rebecca, was named after Rachel’s late mother and was the inspiration for the book, which is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and www.studiomagicart.com.
97 Nicole Cinnamon Bohorad C’97 and Rob Bohorad W’94 recently moved to the greater DC area for her new role managing social-media marketing for Capital One. Previously, she was director of marketing communications for Sprout Baby Food in Atlanta.
Monica Mehta W’97 wrote The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business, which was published by McGraw-Hill in September. It “explores the role of mind, behavior, and brain chemistry in our ability to take risks [and] become successful entrepreneurs (www.monicamehta.com).”
Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito WG’97, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, in September received the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award for the invention and development of optical coherence tomography, an “imaging technology that has revolutionized ophthalmology by dramatically improving the ability of clinicians to diagnose and treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.”
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98 Amanda Sparks Abbott Nu’98 and her husband, Daniel, are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their son, Griffin Davis Abbott, born on March 16 at 7:55am. He joined big sisters Caroline (four) and Lila (two). Amanda is a healthcare attorney and of counsel for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
Aaron Abrahms C98 and his wife, Ali, are pleased to announce the birth of their third child, Theodore Bennett Abrahms. Teddy joined his two older sisters, Phoebe and Lulu, in their home in Larchmont, N.Y. Aaron’s email is email@example.com“if any old friends care to catch-up.”
Jamie Miles Cunha C’98 and her husband, Douglas Cunha, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child. “Miles Oliver Cunha was born on May 27 in San Francisco, and we are enjoying every second of getting to know him.”
Larissa C. Garriga Carrasquillo C’98 writes, “2012 has been a year of exciting changes. My husband, Rey, and I welcomed our first daughter, Katia Cristina Carrasquillo, on May 30. She has already worn Penn gear and will be visiting Penn next year for my 15th Reunion. Also, I recently joined the legal department of NBCUniversal & Telemundo as employment counsel.”
Tal J. Golomb C’98 in September became a partner in the market-leading real estate practice of Fried Frank, the Manhattan law firm. He was recently involved in the negotiations for the development of the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.
Dave Lu W’98 see Eleanor Lee C’99.
Renaud Pelletier C’98 W’98 wrote in September, “My wife, Lauren, and I are thrilled to (belatedly) announce the birth of our son, Luc, on Oct. 31, 2011. (I have been promised that the first birthday, Halloween festivities will be kept within reason.) I am currently working at the PrinceRidge Group, a mid-market-focused investment-banking firm headquartered in New York.”
Ryan Sacco EAS’98 W’98 GEng’98 see Clarissa Fesler Sacco C’00.
Karen Levi Sack EAS’98 and her husband, Mitchell, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lila Dale, on June 28 in Santa Monica, Calif. They live in Los Angeles, where Karen is head of finance for FX Network, a division of News Corporation.
99 Sarah Dunn C’99 and her husband, Jeff Grossman, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Graham William, on Feb. 10. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and measured 21 1/2inches. “Big sister Sasha (two) adores her new little brother.”
Eleanor Lee C’99 married Dave Lu W’98 at the Four Seasons Maui in Hawaii on Sept. 1. Eric Lee W’98, Cindy Chua C’98, Grace Kao C’98 L’04, Tony Park C’00, and Anna Lai WG’13 attended.
00 Steven Kalter W’00 see Nora Ginsberg Kalter C’01.
Teresa L. Peterson EAS’00, Westfield, N.J., has been named director of sustainability for the Northeast region of the engineering firm Gannett Fleming, Inc.; she is based in its South Plainfield office.
Christine Yoon Rhee W’00 and Andy Rhee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eunice Yoonhee Rhee, on June 1 at 9:46pm. “She weighed 6 lbs. 2.8 oz. (Daddy predicted 6 lbs. 2oz.!) and was 20 inches long. Her middle name is a Korean name chosen by her paternal grandfather, meaning first joy, which indeed she is.”
Clarissa Fesler Sacco C’00 and Ryan Sacco EAS’98 W’98 GEng’98 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Alexander, on Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. “Big sister Julia is a very active and happy three year old and loves having a little brother to play with.”
Sammy Sugiura Jr. W’00 recently joined the Pittsburgh law firm of Burns White LLC as a litigation associate. A former assistant public defender, he graduated from Temple University law school in 2007.
John A. Taylor CGS’00 writes, “After 39 years in the insurance industry, I semi-retired from Cigna Corp., completing 35 years there. I continue to work part-time, three days a week, as a retiree employee. I am now focusing on many of my personal goals: family; better workouts; reading for pleasure; re-acquainting myself with many of my old friends and colleagues; and working on my house and yard. Hopefully, I can see fit to go back to Penn in the future and focus on any courses relating to Celtic or Irish studies.”
Dr. Warren Zuckerman C’00 and Liliane Zuckerman are proud to announce the birth of Samantha Rose Zuckerman on Sept. 5. She joined big brother David, and “it appears an additional pair of Giants season tickets will be in order shortly.”
01 Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal C’01, an attorney with Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund in New York, has been recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.”
Nora Ginsberg Kalter C’01 and Steven Kalter W’00 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bryce Reed, on May 25. He joined his big sister Avery, who turns three in October. Nora and Steven live in Westchester County, N.Y.
Marc E. Keller C’01, www.MEliasKeller.com, is pleased to announce that his novel, Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel, is now available on Amazon and BN.com. Written as a companion volume to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it “explores the dark sides of charity and the consequences of unhindered goodness through the tale of ruthless banker Geoffrey Bodkin and his saintly counterpart, Father Whitechapel.”
Ryan Little C’01 and his wife, Diana, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Abigail. Ryan is general counsel of a cyberwarfare command in the US Army.
Michael McElwain C’01 married Crystal Simpson on June 9 at The Tides Inn in Irvington, Va. The wedding party included best man Henry Chen C’01 and groomsmen Gregory Chou EAS’01 W’01 and Matthew Dicker C’01. Quakers attending the wedding celebration were Benjamin Berman C’01, Caroline Chen Chow C’98 G’98, Winston Chow W’97, Michael D’Angelo C’01, and Michael Pak W’01. After a honeymoon in Moorea and Bora Bora, Michael and Crystal returned home to Washington and New York, where he is a research astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and she is a director at Barclays Capital.
Asgeir Sigfusson C’01 writes, “I’m happy to report that on June 23, I married Sean Michael Duffy, my partner of almost eight years. The ceremony took place in my home city, Reykjavik, Iceland, on the day after the summer solstice, allowing our guests to experience 24 hours of daylight, which made for quite the long celebration that evening! Penn friends attending included David Morales W’01 and English professor emerita Phyllis Rackin. Sean and I live in the Washington area, where I am director of marketing and outreach for a non-profit professional association, and he is a financial adviser with a boutique investment firm. I’m always happy to hear from old friends, who are welcome to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Katie Alex Stevens C’01 married Eric Stevens on Aug. 12 in a medieval French chapter house at the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum. “Among the far-flung attendees were bridesmaid Colleen Jensen Nu’03, from Chicago, and Michael Tseng C’04, from Santa Monica, Calif. Several selections from the Penn Band repertoire were played during the reception, including ‘Free Ride’ and ‘All Right Now’: what better song to cap off a celebratory evening, whether at a Penn men’s basketball game or a wedding?” Katie and Eric (a Cornellian) met as MBA students at Boston University and, after honeymooning across the Greek mainland and islands, are back at work in the non-profit sector in greater Boston: she as director of marketing and finance for the Teaching and Learning Alliance and he as director of data management for Lighthouse Academies.
02 Anne Hankey Forman C’02 and her husband, Randy Forman, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Jane Forman, on March 8. They live in Chicago, where Anne is a fashion-history professor at the Illinois Institute of Art and a fashion blogger for El-No Chicago. Randy, who went to Yale, works for LifeImage, a healthcare-technology startup. Although Anne informed him about their “impending arrival by gifting him with a Yale onesie, Randy was nice enough to even the score by purchasing a baby Penn sweatshirt on a recent trip to Philadelphia.”
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03 Arvindh Kumar W’03 wed Nikita Shrimanker C’04 on July 21. Attending were Kamesh Venugopal EAS’86 W’86, Sheetal Shrimanker C’99, Prashanth Murali C’01, Sonia Kapadia C’02, Milan Vora C’02, Sandeep Acharya EAS’03 W’03, Vivek Arora C’03, Ambar Bhattacharyya W’03, Brinda Budhraja W’03, Edward Cheng W’03, Maaren Choksi C’03, Anjali Doshi C’03, Akash Ghiya W’02 WG’09, Bryan Gitomer W’03, Nishita Gupte W’03, Jennifer Hwang C’03 W’03, Tina Hwang Coady W’03, Santiago Jariton W’03, Suha Jethalal W’03, Gaurav Kapadia W’03, Dario Kosarac W’03, Tiffany Lam W’03, Max Lin EAS’03 W’03, Shilpa Mehra W’03, Rajiv Mehta W’03, Sanket Patel W’03, Shalin Patel W’03, Anil Ranavat W’03, Rishi Renjen W’03, Margaret Shea C’03, Ayesha Wagle C’03, Roshni Arora C’04, Payal Arora W’04, Shirin Bohra C’04 W’04 WG’12, Tiffany Choi C’04, Neeraj Gupta C’04, Sona Karia W’04, Ruby Majumdar W’04, Vijay Mehta C’04 W’04, Deva Sharma C’04, Robby Sikka C’04, Anjili Singh W’04, Karanjit Singh Arora W’04, Ziyaad Ahmed W’07, and Nikhil Kumar W’10.
Phil Putter C’03 and Brian Kirst celebrated their union in front of a small group of friends and family on Aug. 25 in Silver Spring, Md. They were pleased to be joined by Michael Edwards W’03, Melissa Buchman C’03, and Pamela Kasenetz C’03.
Katie Schottenstein Ullman W’03 and her husband, Andrew, are thrilled to announce the birth of Tyler Brodie Ullman on July 24. “Tyler has had several Penn visitors and looks forward to heading to campus for reunion next spring.” They continue to live in New York, where Katie is a portfolio manager at Madison International Realty, a private-equity firm focused on partial interests in real estate, and Andrew is co-founder of CollegeSolved, an education-technology firm that guides families through the college search and admission process.
Joshua Zelig C’03 and Peri Zelig C’03 are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Aaron Zelig, on April 12 in New York.
04 Danielle Scheer Barr W’04 and her husband, Jonathan, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Maren Scheer Barr, on June 26 in Bethesda, Md.
Angelee Gerovasiliou V’04 is practicing veterinary medicine in Prospect Park, Pa. He released Miss You, a new album, in August; it is available on iTunes and through online distributors. The new songs are getting airplay locally.
Matthew Kalamar C’04 married Pierre-Olivier Lugez on July 26 in Manhattan, followed by a celebration with family and friends on July 28 at Mountain Lakes House in Princeton, N.J. They met in 2002 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where Matt was studying abroad, and now live in Paris. Alumni attending included Somto Akunyili C’04, Christopher Bisoni C’04, Alexander Paley Feldman C’05 GAr’08, Lisa Jablonski C’04, Michael Keutmann C’05 GEd’09, Laura Mitterman C’03 V’08, Meagan McGowan Rubino C’04 GEd’05 and Christopher Rubino C’03, and Manoj Susarla C’04 W’04. After honeymooning on Mount Desert Island, Maine, Matt and Pilou returned to Paris, where Matt is an international-programs officer at Solidarité Sida (a French NGO) and Pilou is an anti-trust lawyer.
Nikita Shrimanker C’04 see Arvindh Kumar W’03.
05 Scott Bishop GLA’05 see Chris Reed GLA’95.
06 Stephanie James Esquenazi C’04 and Marc Esquenazi are overjoyed to announce the birth of their twins, Stella Madeline and Dean Rex, on Aug. 26 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. They were surrounded by family and loved ones, including uncle Alexander James C’06.
Daniel Kline W’06, Philadelphia, in September launched Delancey Street Capital, an entrepreneurial real-estate investment and development company. He was most recently vice president of acquisitions and asset management at Morgan Properties.
07 Matthew Meltzer C’07 and Meredith Aska McBride C’10 are happy to announce their marriage on Aug. 12 in Milwaukee; Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Hermann, of Kol Tzedek-West Philadelphia Reconstructionist Synagogue, officiated. Attending the wedding were Jeffrey Meltzer WG’79, Laurie Meltzer ASC’79, Abby Meltzer V’16, Benjamin Kowitt C’07, Ryan Jones C’07, Elizabeth Gay W’07, Ruben Brosbe C’07, Greg Moran C’07, Samuel Rosenbaum C’07, Jen Jablow C’07, Rob Cohen C’07, David Back C’07, Pamela Rist EAS’07, Jen Reiss C’07, Zachary Levine C’07, Tanvi Rastogi C’10 G’10 GEd’11, and Abigail Fine C’10. “Drink a Highball” was sung at the reception. Matt and Meredith currently live in Chicago.
CELEBRATE YOUR REUNION: May 10-12, 2013
08 Michelle Alpert C’08 and Scott Kelrick C’08 were married at her parent’s home in Encino, Calif., on Sept. 2. Until recently, she was a teacher at the Gabriella Charter School. An associate manager for strategy and business development at Fox Films, he is the son of Howard Kelrick C’77, president of Finger Mate, Inc., a fine-jewelry manufacturer in Hallandale, Fla., and Kiki Frank Kelrick W’77, director of parent and alumni relations for the University School, an independent school in Ft. Lauderdale. Attending were family members Leonard Adler W’75, Priscilla Frank Adler CW’75 GEd’75, Kathy Kelrick Brooks C’81 GEd’81, and Hayley Brooks C’14; and friends Jesse Amoroso C’08, Steven Becker WG’78, Ron Belldegrun C’08, Lily Berg C’10, Lee Black C’08, Jed Cairo W’08 WG’09, Zach Chodorow W’08, Alexandra Copell C’06, Daryl Drabinsky WG’10, Herman Dodson C’08, Robert Fishman C’07, Debbie Cowan Fishman C’79 SW’81, Jamie Flesh C’08, Benjamin Forman C’08, Alex Haskell C’08, Frannie Felder Hudson C’08, Jordan Hudson W’08, Talia Joseph C’08, Brett Kasner C’08, Spencer Kurn C’08, Sarah Kushner C’08, Brian Landsman W’08, Eric Kraft W’99, Amanda Luskin C’08, Paul Marx W’08, Beckley Mason C’08, Sarah Mayman C’08, Sasha Mitchell C’10, Tristan Nadal C’08, Jonah Platt C’08, Brooke Richman C’08, Lindsay Roberts C’08, Rachel Rothman EAS’08, Danielle Kaiserer Schwartzman C’08, Louise Sheldon C’08, Cami Marcus Siegel W’07, Joshua Siegel C’07, Brewster Stanislaw C’08, Zach Sternberg W’08, Peter Sundheim C’08, Jana Wayne C’08, Alana Weiner C’08, Freddy Wexler C’08, Alyssa Wilkins C’08, and Carly Zakin C’08.
Patrick Cozzi GEng’08, a lecturer in computer and information science at Penn, writes, “I just published my second book, OpenGL Insights (openglinsights.com), [which I co-edited], with 52 authors, and 17 technical reviewers.”
Deb Denis G’08 wrote Kilimanjaro: One Woman’s Journey to the Roof of Africa and Beyond, which was published by Marion Grace Publishing, Newtown Square, Pa., earlier this year.
Daniel Howard C’08 married Parisa Bastani C’08 on May 27. “We had several alumni in our wedding party, including Grace S. Lee C’08, Alison Agres EAS’08, and Katherine Duncan C’08 [all roommates of Parisa], and Alejandro Shepard C’08 [a track teammate of Daniel’s] and Graham Snow C’08 and Brian Lang C’08 [teammates and roommates of Daniel]. We also had several other alumni [there], including Jane Raisch C’08, Jason Nagata C’08, Julia Shin C’08, Andrew Ferrer C’08, David Anderson C’08, and Austin McDaniel C’08 [also a teammate and roommate of Daniel]. Daniel and I actually didn’t start hanging out with each other until Senior Week before our graduation! But we kept in touch, and started dating while he was in medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and I was working in California for Cisco Systems. Since our wedding, he has started his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, and we couldn’t be happier.”
10 Lt. Brittany L. Angelloz D’10 in July joined fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to form a committee of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee, a peer-to-peer mentoring program.
Meredith Aska McBride C’10 see Matthew Meltzer C’07.
Emily E. Toops C’10 married Paul E. G. Deren EE’10 on Aug. 12 at the Branford House in Groton, Conn. They met freshman year in the Commons Dining Hall, “proving that there are indeed a few good things to be found at Commons.” After graduating from Penn, she earned her M.Phil in politics from the University of Cambridge, while he completed his training at the US Naval Nuclear Power School; he recently returned from a deployment to the Middle East.
12 Andrew Harrington W’12, New Richland, Minn., was recently a student teacher in a service and social-entrepreneurship program of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, which took place in Huacas, Costa Rica, last summer. His team’s goal was launch an ecotourism business by December.