“In 2019, I was honored by the Coney Island History Project for having ridden the Cyclone roller coaster for 60 consecutive years and was the subject of a short documentary made in Japan.”

—Howie Lipstein W’75


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Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1948

Albert Z. Segal ME’48 see Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal C’73 D’76 GD’78.

1949

Aaron Akabas W’49 writes, “I guess I am one of the last living World War II veterans, but I would like to hear from the few who are still active. My family has grown from my two boys and one daughter to nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one more boy due in September. We’re keeping to a 2:1 ratio in every generation of children: two boys to one girl. I am still active as a CPA with my daughter assisting me. My wife still prepares Friday dinners for all who can come. I only have one granddaughter who attended Penn, Shoshana B. Akabas C’14. We bought a wonderful home in Florida, early in the pandemic—at Frenchman’s Creek in West Palm Beach to get away from COVID. We spend most of the year down there. I love it. We still have our home in Grand Cayman but were unable to get to it under the very strict lockdown during the early COVID restrictions. Recently my children have been staying there now that most restrictions have been lifted. That’s about all the news from a 95-and-3/4-year-old World War II veteran. Good luck to all Penn people. (Just as a last thought: Does anyone remember the Rowbottom of 1943? [See “’Yea-a-a … Who?’” Jul|Aug 2002.] That was my freshman year and was truly the event of the year. It was great! Then I enlisted in the Navy.)”


Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1958

Judy Goldman Zalesne CW’58 writes, “Thanks to the pandemic (I can’t believe I just wrote those words), I spent much of the last two years delving into the autobiographical notes of a brilliant, witty woman—my late, adult-education literature teacher. Despite having studied in her extraordinary class for 18 years, I knew nothing about Inge’s earlier life. When she died leaving no relatives, her papers were unexpectedly given to me, and her own words brought Inge vividly ‘to life.’ Inge’s Story reveals the religious, academic, sexual, mental, political, and professional challenges she faced, plus her sense of humor, starting from her childhood in Germany to her fortuitously rewarding retirement. My book is also the story of her remarkable literature class, in which my classmates and I reenrolled semester after semester. If Inge were still teaching, those of us still around would still be in class every Tuesday morning. Inge’s Story is available on Amazon.”

1959

Lloyd Zane Remick W’59 writes, “I normally am hesitant to share my accomplishments, but my family and law firm associates have encouraged me to pass along the latest honor that I was given. At 84 years of age, I was the featured cover story for this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, which covered my long continuing career as an entertainment, media, and sports attorney. Also of interest are the story’s details of how my time at ROTC and Wharton imbued the necessary skills for success. A special thank you to my family, friends, clients, colleagues, military buddies, professors, mentors, and all who have helped me along the way. This could not have happened without the help and guidance of all of them, and I am mindful of that fact.” The article can be viewed at tinyurl.com/lloydremick.


1961

Floyd C. Schwartz W’61 writes, “After reading the recent issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette, I thought it was time to pass on to you information about my career accomplishments. My primary career was managing contracts with the government that ran government computer sites. At the same time, under a secondary career, I was teaching students at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) how to prepare themselves for an IT career. NOVA has grown during the last 55 years from a small warehouse school to one of the largest community colleges in the US with its IT program ranked in the top 10 in the country. Fortunately, I was able to be an integral part of this growth. I have taught more than 275 courses and more than 6,000 students during this 55-year period. I also helped to build this outstanding program. In April, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) recognized my accomplishments, and I was awarded the Dr. George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty. The VCCS oversees 23 community colleges in Virginia with NOVA being the largest.”

1962

Stuart M. Blumin W’62 Gr’68 has coauthored The Rise and Fall of Protestant Brooklyn: An American Story. Stuart is a professor emeritus of American history at Cornell and a former director of the Cornell in Washington program. This is his eighth book, and his third with his Cornell colleague Glenn C. Altschuler.

Richard Light W’62 G’64 see Allison Jegla C’16.

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1963

Robert Messner L’63 writes, “I retired in 2008 after practicing for 43 years and building and managing two corporate law departments (retail and banking). In retirement, I founded Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, a small museum on the site of a French and Indian War battle in Pennsylvania.”

1964

Mark Chazin W’64 L’67 writes, “In May, my grandson Josh Chazin C’20 participated in his delayed graduation from Penn. His parents—my son Marty Chazin C’93 and his wife Stacey Chazin C’94 W’94—and I were there, proudly carrying our respective class flags. My other two children are also Penn alums, Rachel Chazin C’96 and Neal Chazin C’99.”

1965

Mark B. Thompson C’65 GFA’68 GAr’69 see D. Dodge Thompson C’70.

1966

Bob Adler C’66 writes, “As of December 2021, I have officially retired. I spent the past 12 years as a commissioner at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the last two as acting chairman. Prior to that, I spent 22 years as a professor in the business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My wife Terrie and I live in Washington, DC, which we love and where we plan to stay permanently. Our son, Paul, is a history professor at Colorado College. I hope to do some teaching and have arranged to teach a negotiation course at Wharton next spring. All in all, life is good.”

1967

Eric R. White GEd’67 GrEd’75, executive director emeritus for the division of undergraduate studies and associate dean emeritus for advising at Penn State, has been awarded the Leigh S. Shaffer Award for scholarly contributions that significantly advance the field of academic advising by NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising. The award was for his article “The Professionalization of Academic Advising: A Structured Literature Review—A Professional Advisor’s Response,” published in Volume 4, Number 1, 2020, of the NACADA Journal.


1970

D. Dodge Thompson C’70 writes, “After 41 years, I have retired as chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. During those years I organized and/or administered 734 exhibitions from Afghanistan to Zaire; received the Chevalier of Arts and Letters from the Republic of France, and the Order of Merit from the president of the Republic of Italy; and represented the National Gallery at the 250th-anniversary celebration of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. While a student at Penn, I became fascinated by the historic neo-Classical architecture of the Fairmount Water Works (the engineering marvel situated directly below the Philadelphia Museum of Art), then in a sorry state of disrepair. While working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1972 to 1978, I instigated the process of restoring the Water Works, which started by casting and replacing the two life-size sculptural Allegories of the Schuylkill River prominently situated over the entrances to the Water Works’ Mill Houses. My brother, Mark B. Thompson C’65 GFA’68 GAr’69, joined me in this effort, and his eponymous architectural firm in Philadelphia became the restoration architect of record [“Rebirth on the River,” Jan|Feb 2000]. Finally, in 2018, I organized the successful effort to return the very first public fountain in America, William Rush’s sculptural Nymph and American Bittern (c. 1809), to its former glory at the Fairmount Water Works. The fountain—admired by the Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Dickens, Frances Trollope, and the young Mark Twain—is now back on view in the delightful Victorian gardens of the Water Works.”

1971

M. Stuart Madden C’71, a retired law professor at Pace University, is republishing Tort Law and How It’s Tied to Our Culture (2022). Kirkus Reviews writes that the book “examines a breathtaking swath of intellectual territory, including a keen consideration of the roles of myth and folklore, and offers delightfully unconventional views.” Stuart’s articles on topics from the Ancient Irish Brehon Law to Hebraic Folklore can be read in recent issues of the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Review.

Andrew Reamer W’71 writes, “I had the twin pleasures of coming to the Penn campus in May for my class’s 50-plus-1 reunion and then in June for the annual conference of the Industry Studies Association, for which I am a board member. At the reunion, I was pleased to share talk and meals with multiple AEPi brothers, including Charlie Cohen W’71, Mike Eisenman W’71, Carl Feinberg C’71, John Feldman W’71, Scott Grodnick W’71, Ed Lenkin C’71, and Jeff Parker W’71. At the ISA conference, I attended sessions on Huntsman Hall’s second floor, which occupies roughly the same airspace as the second floor of the old AEPi fraternity house until it was demolished in 1969; I figured that as I listened to presentations in Room 265, I was sitting roughly where the abovementioned friends and I had lived as sophomores 53 years and three-quarters of our lives ago.”

Alima Dolores J. Reardon GEd’71 writes, “There have been many developments in the lives of my growing family. I grew up as one of seven siblings and am currently a proud mother, grandmother, aunt, and great aunt. Two of my grandnieces were born in April, and two more (grandnieces or grandnephews) are expected in October and December. One of my nephews was married in May, and one of my nieces was married in August 2021. Nancy Reardon GEd’71, my sister-in-law, is married to my brother Francis. My own daughters assist their husbands and children at home. My oldest is the child of Hooshang Haji-Agha Mohammadi, who studied at Purdue University. My youngest, whose father is Saad B. El-Banna of Egypt, turned 40 in July. Both of my daughters were born in Pennsylvania.”

1972

Dr. Philip Harber M’72 GM’74 writes, “I am a senior editor of a new book, Occupational Health for Higher Education and Research Institutions: A Guide for Employee and Student Health, which was just published by OEM Press. It addresses both organizational structures and technical aspects for institutions ranging from small colleges to major research universities. Improving occupational health goes well beyond the several million employees and enormous range of workplace hazards in the higher education industry. Rather, attitudes acquired during student years have lifelong impact. Two current Penn Medicine faculty members are among the book contributors. After many years at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine as professor of family medicine and chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine, I moved to the University of Arizona. I currently practice, research, and teach occupational and pulmonary medicine in Tucson, Arizona. After many years of studying occupational hazards in many industries, I realized that the higher education industry has more hazards and weaker programs than most others.”

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1973

Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal C’73 D’76 GD’78 writes, “After the completion of my Penn doctoral and postdoctoral degrees, I started an oral medicine specialty practice, in 1979, in South Jersey, and still kept ties with Penn. In 1996, I sold the practice, and my wife Ellen and I moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In 1997, I founded South Carolina’s first Penn alumni group and I am its president emeritus. Also in 1997, I began intense Judaica study, full time, and in 2007 was ordained a rabbi and granted semicha. I was an academic rabbi for 10 years, teaching, writing, and counseling those wanting Jewish spiritual renewal. I have over 500 Talmudic essays published, as well as five books, three of which are bestsellers. I retired as a rabbi in 2017. In 2020, I became actively involved with COVID prevention, and developed a group of over 2,000 locals to first help write and pass local mask laws, and then help vaccinate our island. Our county’s vaccination rate for five-year-olds and older is now 71%, which is the highest rate in South Carolina, is much higher than the state as a whole, and is equal to the United States’ rate. With the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding Roe v. Wade, my wife and I have dusted off our women’s rights placards from 50 years ago and are back to organizing and marching. I am also on the Class of 1973 Reunion Committee and it is a lot of fun. Join us please. Email our class president, Larry Finkelstein W’73 L’76, at [email protected] and join our Facebook group ‘Penn Class of 1973 Group’. I hope to see many of y’all at our 50th Reunion, May 12–14, 2023. I will be there with my dad, Albert Z. Segal ME’48, as he celebrates his 75th Reunion!”

Patricia Sze-Benash CW‘73 ASC‘78 writes, “I have been living in the greater Princeton area of New Jersey for the past 30 years, having retired in 2011 after a full career in marketing, branding, and advertising. The last 11 years I spent developing the brand and customer experience for Chase Card Services, M&T Bank, and Webster Bank. I made the decision to retire in 2011 to spend time with my mother who was living with us at the time, and in early 2013, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed in a nursing home. Being retired, I was able to visit and care for her for three years until she passed. Also in 2011, I served on the board of our homeowner’s association for six years as treasurer, vice president, and president. Now, my husband of 35 years and I are focused on checking off bucket list travel destinations like China, Japan, Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Australia, New Zealand, and this year Norway and Eastern Europe. We also spend time visiting our son in San Antonio, and our daughter, her husband, and our grandkids in Westchester, New York. As a member of our class’s 50th Reunion Organizing Committee, I urge you to contact [email protected] if you are interested in helping out. And please attend next May 12–14, 2023, to see your fellow classmates at this milestone event!”

1974

Ron Klasko L’74, an immigration lawyer and managing partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, was honored for his leadership and support of immigrants at the annual Golden Door Awards hosted by HIAS Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that provides legal and social services to immigrants and refugees. Ron was honored for his support of college-bound immigrants through the Ron Klasko Family Scholarship program. Since its inception, he has supported two university students each year through this program.

Roy Wepner L’74 has written a new book, How Terribly Strange Indeed: Seventy Is More than Just a Number. The book, from its press materials, “takes a deep dive into a single line in a 1968 song by Simon & Garfunkel. They describe two old men sitting together on a park bench, and sing sympathetically, ‘How terribly strange to be 70.’ How exactly could two guys who were not yet 30 know this? And, more importantly, were they right? Roy Wepner, a baby boomer now in his mid-70s, tries to answer these questions here.”

1975

Andy Bart C’75, David Singer C’96 L’99, and Alison Stein C’03 L’09 are partners at the law firm Jenner & Block and serve as cochairs of its Content, Media, and Entertainment Practice. For their work on content matters, they have each received recognition from major entertainment industry press in the past year. In March 2022, the Hollywood Reporter named Alison to its Power Lawyers list of the top entertainment industry lawyers, highlighting her Nintendo content protection work. The publication also named Andy among its Top New York Power Lawyers in 2020 and 2021 for his content protection work on behalf of the music industry. Billboard has also recognized Andy as a top music lawyer each year since 2016, including in March this year. And in 2021 the Los Angeles Times recognized David as a Legal Visionary for his content work.

Howie Lipstein W’75 writes, “I retired after a long and successful career in marketing research to focus all my attention on family and personal health issues. During my career, I was managing director at several notable marketing research firms, ran the marketing research department at Sony Corporation for almost 10 years during the heyday of compact disc players and PlayStation, and received the Sony Special Achievement Award for developing a global image tracking study. For the past two years, I have been the main caregiver for my in-laws and now deceased father. In 2019, I was honored by the Coney Island History Project for having ridden the Cyclone roller coaster for 60 consecutive years and was the subject of a short documentary made in Japan. I can be reached at [email protected].”

1977

James Geraghty G’77 has authored a new book, Inside the Orphan Drug Revolution: The Promise of Patient-Centered Biotechnology. James is a biotech executive who has spent more than 40 years working on drugs for “orphan” diseases—rare diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people nationwide. According to the press release, his book offers eyewitness accounts of advances in orphan drug research “and it tells deeply personal stories of patients and parents willing to risk new, untried therapies.”

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1978

Robert Beer W’78 writes, “In the latter half of my nearly 30 years of co-owning a publishing services firm, we experienced big gains by developing accelerated learning processes for our employees. After selling the company in 2008, I decided I wanted to use my experience in developing ‘learn by doing’ processes to create a tool for Christian laypersons like me. That led me to start a publishing company, and after 10 years of research and development and positive responses from users of the first tools we tested, our team is planning a summer 2022 release of our app, called DrawNear. It’s unlike any other Christian app—it’s like a mentor in a person’s hand. It guides a person through the process of putting into practice how Jesus taught us to live. I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to do work that I’m passionate about and look forward to the hard work that’s still ahead.” More information can be found at www.drawnear.com.


1980

David E. Guggenheim C’80, a marine scientist and founder of the nonprofit Ocean Doctor, has authored a new book, The Remarkable Reefs of Cuba: Hopeful Stories from the Ocean Doctor. He writes, “The book follows my more than two decades of work in Cuba. Unlike the rest of the Caribbean—and indeed the world—where we have lost half of our coral reefs, the reefs in Cuba are astonishingly healthy. Cuba’s remarkably healthy reefs offer hope to a world of corals facing extinction.” More information can be found at RemarkableReefs.com.

1981

Michael Kelley C’81 has authored The Devil’s Calling, a second novel in a trilogy. The first book in the series is The Lost Theory. More information can be found at michaelkelleyauthor.com.

Gwyneth Leech C’81 writes, “I am pleased to share that I had my first in-person solo exhibition since before COVID.” Titled Liminal New York, the exhibition featured a selection of paintings chronicling the evolution of New York City’s skyline and was on view from June 15 to June 26 at Foley Gallery in New York City. Gwyneth was featured in our Jul|Aug 2011 issue, and her artwork can be viewed online at www.gwynethleech.com.

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1983

Dr. Peter Deane C’83 writes, “I have been busy. I enjoy my job as medical director for medical policy with MVP Healthcare. I remain a part-time principal investigator for clinical trials, including a COVID vaccine. And after all these years, I am now a published popular historian, with my first pieces on the History Is Now magazine blog last December and January, and in the Spring 2022 edition of History magazine. More to come!”

Dr. Stan Savinese C’83 was recently named a “Top Doc” in the May 2022 edition of Philadelphia magazine in the category of Hospice and Palliative Care. He is the medical director of Penn Medicine Hospice and a palliative care consulting physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Stan is an associate professor of clinical medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and president of the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network. He recently received the Department of Medicine Palliative Care Service Award as a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the Palliative Care Program as well as Penn Medicine at large.

Howard Yaruss L’83 writes, “After a career in law, I started teaching economics, a subject that has fascinated me since college. This led me to a write a book, which brings together my best classroom hits/anecdotes/analogies: Understandable Economics. I still live in New York, serve on my local community board (the Upper West Side), am active politically, and would love to hear from classmates at [email protected].”

1984

Lori Tauber Marcus W’84 writes, “I’m excited to be publishing my first book, You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace. I’ve written the book with five former colleagues, and we call ourselves the Band of Sisters. You Should Smile More is based upon the latest research, decades of personal experience, and interviews with professionals, both women and men. We provide diverse perspectives to situations that range from the use of the term ‘girl’ versus ‘woman,’ watching male colleagues leave work for a social event for which women colleagues were left off the invite list, how awkward chivalry can factor into women’s advancement, or hearing that a qualified woman shouldn’t be offered an assignment because she has small children at home. We spotlight these all-too-familiar moments with humor and storytelling, presenting realistic strategies that every woman, witness, ally, or supervisor can use to productively address them. We ‘sisters’ collectively have worked from large corporations to small start-ups, holding most every title through the C-suite, and we have the blueprints for how businesses can—and need—to change. You Should Smile More is a new platform for the next phase of dismantling gender bias in the workplace and creating truly inclusive cultures.”

1985

Daniel H. Golub EE’85, an attorney specializing in intellectual property law, has joined the Philadelphia-based law firm Volpe Koenig as shareholder.

Philip Kabler L’85 has been appointed the CEO of CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services. He writes, “I’ve been involved with CDS for approximately 28 years, including 11 as a board member. CDS is a 52-year-old nonprofit serving the children, youth, families, and communities of 14 North Florida counties. For information about CDS and its behavioral health services please visit www.cdsfl.org.”

1986

Dr. David B. Nash WG’86, a professor of health policy at Thomas Jefferson University and founding dean emeritus of the school’s College of Population Health, has coauthored a new book, How COVID Crashed the System: A Guide to Fixing American Health Care, with Charles Wohlforth, which will be released in October by Rowman & Littlefield.

1987

Lisa A. Freeman C’87 G’91 G’95 has been named interim dean of the University of Illinois Chicago’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

1989

Dr. Stephanie Ralph Kager C’89 see Dr. Chris Kager C’90 M’94.


1990

Dr. Chris Kager C’90 M’94 writes, “My wife Dr. Stephanie Ralph Kager C’89 and I have lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for the last 21 years and are almost empty nesters, with our fifth of six kids heading to college this fall. Our whole crew attended the wedding of our oldest child Emily Kager C’15 and Ben Stollman C’16 in June in the Russian River Valley in California. I remain in active neurosurgery practice, and three years ago came full circle and became an ‘official’ Penn system physician at Lancaster General Hospital. I completed an MBA in the fall of 2021 and am a general partner of a venture capital fund for medical technology based in the Bay Area. I also have been an investor/advisor to multiple start-ups, including LifeBrand, a Philadelphia-area social media monitoring company that has recently closed a round of funding at a $130 million valuation, and GenHydro, a green hydrogen/renewable energy start-up. Our travels have taken us around the country, and biking has been a pandemic escape. We completed the C&O Canal Trail with friends, biked in Sonoma, and had a European bike trip postponed. Any friends, please reach out at [email protected].”

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1993

Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 and Kiera Reilly C’93 write, “We are excited to see the Penn’93 30th Reunion Flat Quaker has already made appearances in Panama with Eli Faskha EAS’93 W’93 and Rachel Greenberg C’93, in Virginia with Marianne Alves C’93 and Lisa Shapiro C’93, in Dubai with Mazy Moghadam W’93, and in Amsterdam with Marc Stern W’93. We look forward to seeing where the Flat Quaker will travel next. Our reunion outreach team is up and running thanks to the organizational efforts of Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein C’93. Be sure to book your hotel room for our 30th Reunion, May 12–13, 2023, and join our Facebook group ‘Penn Class of ‘93’ to keep up with all reunion activities and #talk30tome93.”

1995

Lisa Neuberger Fernandez C’95 WG’00 and Wendy Jagerson Teleki WG’98 have coauthored a new book with Monica Brand Engel, titled Rebalance: How Women Lead, Parent, Partner and Thrive. According to the book’s press materials, “Rebalance tackles the perennial question of working women (and men) everywhere: Is it possible to do it all well or does something have to give? The authors draw on a decade of no-holds-barred conversations with an ambitious group of women striving to lead in social impact jobs, raise good kids, and build strong relationships and communities.”

1997

Saeri Kiritani GFA’97, an artist based in New York, exhibited her work at the Nippon Club in New York, from July 21 to 27. Titled Far from Home, the project was started when she was an artist in residence at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The 60-minute, three-channel, 3D-sound video installation features interviews with people who came to Vienna from abroad, including students, refugees, and immigrants. More information can be found at www.nipponclub.org/activity_exhibition.

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

1998

Janice Ferebee SW’98, an author, girls’ empowerment expert, speaker, and a former Washington, DC, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, has been elected as the DC Ward 2 Committeewoman for the DC Democratic State Committee. She writes, “I’m committed to serving the residents of Ward 2 to make sure they are educated and aware of their voting rights.”

Wendy Jagerson Teleki WG’98 see Lisa Neuberger Fernandez C’95 WG’00.


2000

Josh Chazin C’20 see Mark Chazin W’64 L’67.

Melanie Redmond Richter C’00 writes, “I recently accepted the position of senior director of special projects and initiatives at the Barnes Foundation, a nonprofit cultural and educational institution in Philadelphia that is home to one of the world’s finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, and also celebrating its centennial” [see “Museum Men,” this issue].  Melanie also shares that she earned a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation from the American College of Financial Services, and she serves on the boards of two local nonprofits, the Lady Hoofers and the Association of Fundraising Professionals—Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

2002

Seth Gillihan G’02 Gr’08 has written a new book, to be released in December, Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace. He writes, “This book shows how mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy together can help to bring relief and ease our pain. I use my own experience with depression and chronic illness to demonstrate that lasting peace is available when we fully engage with our mind, body, and spirit.”

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

2003

Divani R. Nadaraja C’03 has been elevated to partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. She works in the firm’s Family Law Group.

2004

Dr. Arie Dosoretz C’04 M’09 WG’19, a radiation oncologist based in Fort Myers, Florida, is helping to build a new cancer treatment center that will utilize proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses charged proton particles to destroy cancer cells. Southwest Florida Proton will be the first proton therapy center on Florida’s southwest coast and is expected to be functioning in late 2023.

Natalie Eve Garrett GFA’04 is the editor of a new book of essays, The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys and Struggles of Being Alone.

Noah S. Robbins C’04 has been elevated to partner at the law firm Ballard Spahr. He is based out of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

2005

Eli Lipmen Lipschultz C’05 has been appointed as executive director of Move LA, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to implementing clean, safe, and financially sound public transportation in Los Angeles County.

2007

Francis M. Hult Gr ‘07 has been elected chair of the Committee on Language and Languages, a substantive committee of the Conference of Nongovernmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

2008

Emilia McKee Vassallo C’08 has been elevated to partner at the law firm Ballard Spahr. She is based out of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

2009

Serena Stein C’09 and Tiago Sanfelice C’09 announced their March marriage in the Jul|Aug issue. They add, “Since meeting our freshman year at Penn in Gregory College House, our relationship has stretched across continents for many years—from Washington, DC, to Mozambique to Russia to Guatemala to São Paulo to the Netherlands—as we pursued graduate studies, research fellowships, and jobs. We are overjoyed to start this next chapter together. We were married in São Paulo, Brazil, under a chuppah, as in Jewish tradition, made from the tallis of Serena’s late father, Dr. Arthur Stein C’74 M’80. We plan to have a small reception for family and friends in Pennsylvania later in 2022.” Serena was a member of the Philomathean Society and a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and Tiago cofounded the Penn Assembly of International Students. They reside in São Paulo, Brazil.


2010

Justin Chen L’10 has joined Alavi Anaipakos, a new law firm based in Houston. Justin is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses on patent litigation.

Celebrate Your Reunion, May 12–15, 2023!

2013

David Jackson Ambrose LPS’13 has authored a third novel, Unlawful DISorder. According to the press materials, the book “explores the intersection of race, sexuality, and mental health in the United States.” It tells the story of Bowie, a Black gay man with a history of psychotic episodes and a gambling addiction, who is set “on a collision course with mental health professionals, the police, and the prison system.”

2014

Shoshana B. Akabas C’14 see Aaron Akabas W’49.

Eugenio Calabi Hon’14, the Thomas Scott Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at Penn, recently received the honor of Commander in the Order of the Star of Italy. This is one of the highest-ranking honors by the Republic of Italy, and it is given to “expatriates and foreigners who made outstanding contributions in multiple fields with an emphasis to the preservation and promotion of national prestige abroad.” It was presented by Cristiana Mele, the Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, at a private ceremony in Bryn Mawr. Eugenio, 99, was chairman of the math department from 1967 to 1968 and again from 1971 to 1973.

2015

Emily Kager C’15 see Dr. Chris Kager C’90 M’94.

2016

Bryce Arbour C’16 interned as a summer clerk at Bradshaw Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. Bryce has completed his second year at the Drake University Law School and plans to pursue a career in estate planning and elder law.

Allison Jegla C’16 and Richard Light W’62 G’64 were interviewed on Princeton University Press’s website for their book, Becoming Great Universities: Small Steps for Sustained Excellence. The interview can be read at tinyurl.com/JeglaLight.

Doah Lee GFA’16, a resident artist at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) from 2020 to 2021, had a solo exhibition of her work a PAFA this summer, from July 7 to September 4. From the press materials: “Take Care of Yourself is a reflection on the personal and communal trauma Doah has experienced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work wrestles with feelings of powerlessness and insecurity, and the loss of ownership over one’s body.” More information can be found at www.doahlee.com.

Ben Stollman C’16 see Dr. Chris Kager C’90 M’94.

2019

Rami George GFA’19, a visual artist and 2021 Pew Fellow, was interviewed on the website of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. In the interview, he discusses the role of personal history in his artwork, his daily art-making routine, and what a bad day at the studio looks like. The interview can be read at tinyurl.com/ramigeorge.

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