“I’ve created a University of Pennsylvania trivia puzzle on AnagramQuest.com, a mobile game released this year, that marries anagrams to trivia questions.”
—William D. Volk C’79
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Dr. Larry S. Harte D’57 writes, “I have recently published my fifth book, Then and Now. The book is about historical sayings with cartoons of famous people. I am making the book available to 1957 Dental School classmates gratis for a limited time. It should make you laugh while you chug through life.” Larry can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marvin Fein W’60 has been inducted into the Taylor Allderdice High School Hall of Fame for his almost 60 years of public interest law. According to the Pittsburgh school’s website, he was “a founding member and director of the Pennsylvania Environmental Strike Force, the first cohort of lawyers to enforce environmental laws in the state. As Pittsburgh’s deputy city solicitor in the 1980s, he is credited by the sports media with helping to prevent the Pittsburgh Pirates from relocating.”
Ed Mannino C’63 L’66 writes, “In July, Lexington Books published my second peer-reviewed book on the US Supreme Court. Reinterpreting the Constitution: How the Supreme Court Changes the Law details how the Supreme Court, over time, has changed constitutional law not simply by overruling past cases but in many different, subtle ways. The book reviews more than 200 Supreme Court decisions starting with the early 19th century but focuses mainly on the many different changes made by the Roberts Court in the 21st century. Hunter Clark, an early reviewer [and professor at Drake University Law School], called the book ‘new and important,’ and ‘of immense value’ to legal scholars, practitioners, journalists, and political scientists.”
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Steve Fisher EE’64 writes, “I’ve completed the final action novel in my Carswell trilogy. My first novel, The Carswell Covenant, includes both fact and fiction about my archaeologist grandfather, Clarence S. Fisher Ar1898 Hon’25 (who served as curator of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian section). In the first novel, I spot an incredible treasure. In the second novel, The Carswell Mandate, the fictional Penn Expedition excavates the object. And in the third, The Carswell Betrayal, I try to protect an important papyrus taken from the treasure.” At Penn, Steve was a varsity swimmer and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Hexagon Senior Society. His brother is Rev. Dr. Glenn J. Fisher C’58.
Dale Richard Perelman WG’65 has completed his 10th book, Chuck Tanner and the Pittsburgh Pirates (The History Press). He writes, “Tanner became known for hitting a home run on his first major league pitch in 1955, only the seventh player to do so at the time, and for winning a World Series in 1979 as the manager of the Pirates. Most importantly, ‘Mr. Sunshine’ radiated an aura of positivity and kindness to his teammates and fans.”
Geoffrey Evans Moore CGS’66 has coauthored a new book with the financier and philanthropist Michael Milken WG’70. He writes, “Faster Cures: Accelerating the Future of Health is part memoir, part recent history of medicine, and part call to action as recent experiences like COVID-19 fade from memory. Reviews of Faster Cures have praised it as a must-read book. The New York Times bestselling author Dr. Dean Ornish called it ‘extraordinary and inspiring.’ Dr. Deepak Chopra said, ‘It should encourage everyone to find their higher purpose.’ Nobel laureate James Allison said, ‘I loved this book!’” Geoffrey and his wife live in La Jolla, California, where he is working on his next book, a personal finance guide.
Albert R. De Salvo GCP’70 writes, “I retired after serving nine years as chair of the Albany, New York, Planning Board. Board membership is volunteer based. I was appointed by Albany’s mayor in 2014. During my tenure, we developed a new Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance that incorporated design guidelines, form-based zoning, complete streets, and density development near high employment centers. During these nine years, over $1 billion was invested in new and rehabilitated properties. I remain active on three other boards. The Catskill Water Discovery Center is an organization that advocates for clean water by using the reservoir system that provides New York City with its water to teach conservation, ecological sustainability, and the importance of pure water worldwide. I am also on the boards of Albany Pro Musica and Capital Repertory Theatre and on the finance committee of Habitat for Humanity Capital District. My two years as a master’s degree candidate in Penn’s planning department afforded me the opportunity to put into practice the many skills I learned in classes and studio workshops.”
Thomas Madden ASC’70 is founder of the public relations firm TransMedia. He is also an author of five books and publisher of several others, including most recently Transforming Lives: A Refugee’s Counteroffensive Against Life’s Challenges by Karina Safarova, a Ukrainian refugee and life coach.
Michael Milken WG’70 see Geoffrey Evans Moore CGS’66.
M. Stuart Madden C’71 shares that his book Tort Law and How It’s Tied to Our Culture is now available as an updated 2023 edition, published by Ewings Publishing LLC. He writes, “Tort Law is a socio-legal history of the norms, customs, and eventual private laws for wrongs, or tort. Kirkus Reviews describes it as ‘impressively expansive’ in offering ‘delightfully unconventional views,’ while US Review of Books calls it ‘highly informative, well-researched and engaging,’ and ‘a fascinating overview for laypeople and professionals alike.’” More information is available at mstuartmaddenbooks.com.
Barbara Phelan Sheer Nu’71 has received the Fellows of American Association of Nurse Practitioners Legacy Award for a lifelong career having a profound and enduring impact on the profession and the nurse practitioner role. She recently published the article “Evolution in Healthcare: The Journey from a US Demonstration Project to an International Concept” in Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists: The Evolution of the Global Roles. Barbara is a professor emeritus at the University of Delaware and continues to be involved with the International Council of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Network and the history committee of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Deborah R. Willig CW’72, managing partner at law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, has been named a 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. She was also named to City & State Pennsylvania’s Law Power 100 List for her impact on the Pennsylvania legal community as a labor and employment attorney.
Seth Bergmann GEE’73 ran an 8K road race in Moorestown, New Jersey, on June 3. He finished in 42:38, placing fifth of 20 men aged 70-plus.
Fred Samara W’73 retired in June after 46 years as Princeton University’s men’s track and field head coach. Fred coached the Tigers to 51 Ivy League Heptagonal team and 502 individual championships. He also coached 10 different athletes to nine NCAA championships and guided six of his athletes to the Olympics. A two-time track All-American at Penn and a member of the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame, he competed for the United States in the 1976 Olympics in decathlon.
Robert M. Steeg C’73 ASC’75, managing partner of Steeg Law Firm in New Orleans, was ranked by Chambers USA 2023 in the Real Estate practice area. He has received this recognition every year since 2008.
Francis D. “J. R.” Burke Jr. W’76 has been recognized by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council with the 2022 Distinguished Estate Planner Award. In addition, in the fall of 2022 he was recognized by Forbes as the No. 5 Top Financial Security Professional in Pennsylvania and No. 94 in the country. J. R. Burke is a financial advisor and the founding principal of Perspective Financial Group, an Alera Group company, located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. J. R. and his wife, Betsy, have lived in Berwyn for 40 years and have four sons and four grandchildren.
W. C. Latour W’77 has written a debut novel, The Bargain Shopper: The Confessions of a Soldier of Truth in the Age of Pandemic. From its BookLife review, “This devilish novel of the pandemic era revolves around the ‘Liliputian niche’ that is the life of Charles Rochambeau, our narrator and presently a ‘certified personal shopper’ for an aristocratic divorcee, Beatrice Wolcott. … Takeaway: Rabelasian satire of the pandemic age, written with wit and giddy overkill.”
Susan Stewart Gr’78 CGS’03, a poet and English professor at Princeton University, has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Jennifer Clarkson C’79 writes, “I recently retired in June from my position as an associate marketing director for the insurance company UnitedHeathcare. For the last 25 years, I have been privileged to support the marketing efforts for the AARP Medicare Supplement plans. Working with AARP on the program, I’m very proud to have contributed to this worthwhile organization supporting so many initiatives and programs for the senior population. With our two grown sons successfully on their way, I’m now looking forward to an active retirement with my husband of 33 years and anticipating many new adventures ahead.”
William D. Volk C’79 writes, “This December will mark my 44th year in the video game industry. I’ve held positions at Activision (vice president of technology, 1988–1994), Avalon Hill, and others. I’m best known for The Return to Zork (1993), and for coming up with the game concept for iWhack (2007), the first released iPhone game. More recently I created TheClimateTrail.com, which gave me my 15 minutes of fame on the Weather Channel, and last year directed Shiba Eternity, a mobile collectable card game. This all started my senior year at Penn when a fellow resident of the Ware College House asked if this physics/astronomy major wanted to take a class in micro-computers at the Moore School, where I wrote a lunar lander game as a class project. Well, in honor of that and to show off my latest creation, I’ve created a University of Pennsylvania trivia puzzle on AnagramQuest.com, a mobile game released this year, that marries anagrams to trivia questions. You can find it in the ‘Free Samples’ category on the app. Enjoy!”
Dalton F. Phillips L’80 has written a new book, The Struggles of a Born-Again Agnostic. He shares, “The book analyzes the various books of the Bible to determine the authorships and historical bases. It argues that faith alone is insufficient on which to base one’s important beliefs; evidence is essential.”
Susan Rudofsky Schwartz C’81 and David Schwartz have coauthored a new coffee table book, The Joy of Costco: A Treasure Hunt from A to Z. From the book’s press materials: “David and Susan Schwartz are two of the biggest fans of Costco in the world, yet they live in one of NYC’s smallest apartments. On a search to get answers to all things Costco, as of March 2023, these superfans have visited over 200 of Costco’s 850 warehouses in 46 US states and 13 countries. … They hope to share with the over 3.2 million people who enter one of Costco’s warehouses every day the answers to some pressing questions, such as how does Costco keep the price of its foot-long hot dog at $1.50?”
Dick Knapp GCP’82 writes, “I spent 35 years developing, renovating, and owning 30,000 multifamily apartments units, both market-rate and government-assisted, in Washington, DC, and its suburbs of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Silver Spring, and Bethesda. I left private practice in 2018 to start Indelible Housing, a nonprofit engaged in the acquisition, renovation, and preservation of distressed Project-Based Section 8 Housing that now has a portfolio worth $75 million. I’ve been active the last 20 years in renovating and re-tenanting—with restaurants, boutiques, and loft apartments—underutilized buildings in the downtown central business district of my undergraduate alma mater, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. I recently made a lead gift to the college for the Knapp Film and Media Center, Grinnell College’s first academic department to be located downtown.”
Jack Wiener L’82 writes, “In addition to my day job as an international securities attorney and adjunct law professor at Brooklyn Law School, I’ve represented fencers pro bono of late. In June, after a two-year effort in which I represented a number of victims, I succeeded in having the US Center for SafeSport permanently ban Olympic-level fencer Alen Hadzic for sexual misconduct. Also, in a full-page article on July 8, the New York Times covered my representation of three Russian Olympic fencers who have defected to the US and denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
Dr. Sonya Naryshkin GM’83 writes, “I’m now a (mostly) retired pathologist turned medical thriller novelist! My first novel in the Pathologist Chronicles series, Cancer Under the Carpet, was published in October and is available on Amazon in print and ebook, and as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes. It was so much fun to narrate it myself! The second book, Misplaced Scrutiny, is almost completed. I draw my inspiration from life experiences both within and outside the world of medicine. I am sprinkling my memoirs throughout my medical thriller novels, and the kids and grandkids will have to figure out what is fiction and what is fact!”
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Bruce Bellingham Gr’84 L’97, senior litigation counsel at Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C., has been selected as a 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers.
Joseph L. Palladino GEng’84 Gr’90, a professor of engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, received the Charles A. Dana Research Professorship Award at Trinity’s commencement ceremony in May. Joseph teaches classes in biomechanics; and his research, which has been funded by the NIH, NSF, and NASA, focuses on cardiovascular system dynamics.
Barry Moss W’85 writes, “I recently retired from EY LLP after 35 years as a senior partner in the real estate practice. I also focused on the not-for-profit area as the audit committee chair of a social service agency and real estate industry organization (Urban Land Institute). With my younger son’s college selection process squared away, I began working on two new not-for-profit boards effective July 1 and am looking for a few public company board slots. I can be reached at email@example.com.”
Dr. Neil W. Schluger M’85, a pulmonologist,has been elected dean of the New York Medical College’s School of Medicine and was recently recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a 2023 Notable Health Care Leader.
Ann Kruger Leeb C’86 writes, “My 15-year-old daughter Mora and I were featured in a National Public Radio segment about neuroplasticity that aired March 22 on All Things Considered. The audio segment is worth a listen and can be found by searching ‘Meet the Glass Half-Full Girl’ at npr.org. The segment was also expanded into a podcast on NPR’s “Short Wave” feed. The Leeb women aren’t the only ones in the family getting recognition as my husband of 18 years, Seth, was named Architect of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects. After a nearly two-decade career in college admissions, specializing in international applicants and college counseling, I left professional employment and have spent considerable time over the last decade and a half involved in the special-needs community, particularly supporting other parents. In 2022, I graduated from New Jersey Partners in Policymaking, an eight-month training program for disability advocates. At the grassroots level, Mora, Seth, and I host two new Rutgers Medical third-years for dinner each month as part of their required pediatric disabilities seminar. But perhaps the most exciting recent development is my elevation to great aunt, made possible in 2022 by the birth of a grandchild to each of my brothers and their wives, Bob Kruger L’82 and Sue Laiken Kruger C’79 L’83, and Phil Kruger C’77 and Judy Levenstein W’79 L’84. I share the honor of great aunthood of Phil and Judy’s granddaughter with Barbara Levenstein C’81.”
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Lisa Niver C’89 writes, “Thank you so much for all of your support for my writing! My book, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty, publishes September 19 (lisaniver.com/braveish). I am part of our class’s 35th Reunion committee and look forward to seeing the California alums at events in Los Angeles and San Francisco in October and on campus in November and May! I am excited to reconnect with old friends and celebrate our shared memories.”
Keith Wasserstrom W’89 L’92 writes, “After serving as president of the Undergraduate Assembly and captain of the cheerleaders at Penn, I went on to practice law at some of the largest and most prestigious international law firms. I became a city commissioner in Hollywood, Florida, and was among the very first to receive Orthodox Rabbinical Ordination (semicha) online in 2004. Then, through some tragic miscarriage of justice, I lost my law license (and my civil rights) for almost two decades. During that time, I founded Warranty of America, an extended warranty company that provides unlimited coverage for just $9.95 per month. I also founded A/C Innovations which replaced disposable air conditioner filters with a water filtration system to replace the billion used filters that are contributed to landfills every year. I worked at a family office, a family accounting firm, supervised the kosher food stand at Miami Heat games, and started the Alliance of Blacks & Jews, which is part of the world’s largest conservation forest in Africa, comprising over 25 million hectares over five countries and a $4.5 billion green hydrogen plant. The revenue from these projects will provide schools, hospitals, electricity, and clean water to around 500 million Africans. More recently, I started a new social media platform that pays the members the lion’s share of what we make selling the members’ data to brands, marketers, and advertisers. You can sign up for the waitlist at EarnKee.vip. I also wrote a book on growing a business and I am an executive and business coach. Also, I am proud to share that my eldest son, Jonah, just qualified for the US Amateur Golf Championship in Colorado, and my daughter just gave birth to a baby boy, my fourth grandchild.”
Dr. Nikki Gorman C’90 announces a new social media page devoted to parenting advice. She writes, “I’m hoping to spread valuable pediatric and parenting advice around the world. My followers are from all around the globe, including Costa Rica and the Philippines! While my day job is still my practice Village Pediatrics in Westport, Connecticut, I love making these videos!” You can follow her on TikTok @drnikki_.
Travis Richardson C’90 writes, “After leaving the Circuit Court of Cook County, I accepted a position with the Office of the Cook County Clerk as its chief legal counsel and chief FOIA officer. My son, Ellison, who is a rising junior at Howard University, will be a Fulbright Scholar through the University of Pennsylvania’s Fulbright-Hays Zulu Group Project Abroad (GPA) in South Africa this summer.”
Ali Shapiro Cudby C’91 WG’97 will be receiving Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit at the 2023 gala. She writes that she recently moved to the Boston area and has been catching up with Penn friends from undergrad (Susan Correa C’92) and grad (Meredith Rosenberg WG’97, Mark Schwartz WG’97, and many more). She also joined the board of the Penn Club of Boston. In July Ali celebrated the joint birthday of Lisa Silverman C’90 WG’97 and Tereza Nemessanyi C’92 G’97 WG’97 in New York City with a number of fellow WG’97 classmates.
Daniel A. Schwartz C’92, a partner at the Connecticut law firm Shipman & Goodwin LLP, has been elected as a Class of 2023 fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 and Kiera Reilly C’93 write, “Penn Class of 1993’s 30th Reunion ‘Talk Thirty to Me’ festivities continue as we celebrate our Class Award of Merit at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala during Homecoming on Friday, November 3. Join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups for more details and follow us on Instagram @Penn_1993 with the hashtag #talk30tome93, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Adele Griffin C’93 has published her first adult novel, The Favor, about “two very different women who make an unexpected connection when one decides to carry a baby for the other,” according to the press materials.
Dr. Samantha Pozner C’93 has been named chair of the department of family medicine at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. She writes, “At the end of 2023, I will be completing my three-year term as a member of the board of trustees of Atlantic Health System, and I will be stepping down as chair of the system-wide Medical Staff Leadership and Development Committee. I continue to be managing partner of my four-physician outpatient practice, Summit Springfield Family Medicine. My daughter Tabatha Hickman EAS’19 GEng’19 is now working as a senior software engineer at Walt Disney Animation Studios.”
Gabrielle Sereni GEd’93 see Hadley Perkins C’99.
Dr. Mark Fabrizi GEd’95, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, was elected chair of the university’s education department. He recently published the second edition of Writing a Watertight Thesis (Bloomsbury Press).
Marisel Moreno C’95 has been promoted to full professor at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches Latinx literature. In addition, her book Crossing Waters: Undocumented Migration in Hispanophone Caribbean and Latinx Literature & Art, has won the 2023 Caribbean Studies Association’s Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award and received an Isis Duarte Book Prize Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association’s Haiti-Dominican Republic Section.
Tony Saito D’95 writes, “We had a fantastic time at the inaugural meeting of the Penn Club of Worcester (MA). It was great to see so many of our alumni in the region come together, share stories, and build long-lasting connections. Thank you to our special guests, vice president of Development and Alumni Relations Jim Husson and associate vice president of Alumni Relations Hoopes Wampler GrEd’13.”
Suzy Levinson C’96 has published a new children’s book with illustrators Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell. Animals in Pants features 23 short poems about a host of animals wearing a variety of pants.
Alyson Landa Margulies C’97 has joined the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. Alyson is senior vice president of talent management and diversity and inclusion (TMDI) at US Foods.
Dr. Kiran Bakare Pandit C’97 has been promoted to assistant dean for faculty development at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Eduardo Briceño EAS’98 W’98 writes, “I have a book coming out on September 5 about fostering learning at work and in life. The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action is about the difference between performing and learning and shares strategies that individuals, teams, and organizations can use to advance learning and performance.” Eduardo’s book was selected as a September 2023 Must-Read Book by the Next Big Idea Club. More information can be found at briceno.com/the-performance-paradox, and Eduardo’s TEDx talk, “How to Get Better at the Things You Care About,” can be viewed at tinyurl.com/eBriceno.
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Hadley Perkins C’99 and Gabrielle Sereni GEd’93 write, “We are excited to announce the launch of our student-focused law practice, Sereni & Perkins LLC. Located on the Main Line, Sereni & Perkins represents students in all stages of education, from early intervention through college, with a particular expertise in special education, 504 Plans, Title IX, and discrimination and retaliation claims. We welcome inquiries at www.sereniperkins.com.”
Michelle Eisenberg C’00 has been named executive director of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, after serving as its deputy director for six years. She writes, “I am thrilled to lead a group of highly skilled fine art conservators and preservation consultants working with museums, libraries, archives, and other humanities collections across the country. We also offer our services to private collectors and people looking to care for their family treasures (books, photos, paper-based documents, and artworks). Following graduation, I worked as part of the founding fundraising team at the National Constitution Center and pursued my MBA at Temple University. I spent nine years working as a consultant to nonprofits at the Philadelphia-based firm Schultz & Williams, with clients including the Annenberg Center at Penn and WXPN. When not at work near Fitler Square, I can be spotted at hockey and baseball games, and marching band performances, cheering on my two sons. I also serve on the board of Camp Galil in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.”
Rev. Ashley Coulter Brown C’03 writes, “After attending my 20th Reunion this year, I realize how important it is to keep my alma mater aware of my progress and all that Penn equipped me to do. During my time at Penn, I worked closely with then university chaplain William Gipson who truly supported me in my decision to answer a calling to ministry. I chose to be at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, running towards those dying of COVID who were requesting chaplaincy services, rather than running away from them. I realized that otherwise most of them would have died alone. In the end, I received an award from the state of Rhode Island for my work in the city’s equivalent of the Superdome that housed the most critical COVID cases. Now, as a hospice chaplain, I have continued providing spiritual accompaniment for many a solitary dying patient of all faiths.”
Jung Mee Park C’05 writes, “Everett Schlawin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our second child, Gloria ‘Goldie’ Young Schlawin. She was born on May 23.”
Justin Ennis C’06 has been tapped to serve as executive director of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School. Previously, he was executive director of the After School Activities Partnership. The Philadelphia Outward Bound School is a nonprofit educational organization serving people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status through challenging learning expeditions that inspire self-discovery, both in and out of the classroom.
Irina Zhorov C’06 has published a new novel, Lost Believers. Inspired by true events, it is “an immersive and striking debut novel about a meeting between two women from very different worlds in 1970s Soviet Russia,” according to the press materials. “Inspired by true events, this chance encounter between an ambitious scientist and a deeply religious homesteader on the plains of Siberia will profoundly alter the course of both their lives—and call into question long-held beliefs.”
Celebrate Your Reunion, May 17–19, 2024!
Ben Alisuag C’09 and Michael Watterson Gr’18 were engaged on March 30 in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, California. They write, “We plan to marry next year in San Francisco with our Jack Russell terrier, Bruno, as the ring bearer.”
DeAngela Burns-Wallace GrEd’09 has been named CEO and president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the foundation supports startup businesses, their workers, and communities through its grantmaking, research, programs, and initiatives.
Ryan Morgan C’11 W’11 WG’20 has been promoted to partner at Crossbeam Venture Partners, a venture capital investment firm.
Jeff Chen C’13 has been selected to participate in Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD Class of 2024 program. LEAD Atlanta is an intensive eight-month leadership development and community education initiative targeted at promising young professionals in metro Atlanta. Jeff is an associate at the law firm Bondurant Mixson & Elmore.
John A. McCabe LPS’15, author of The Girl in Japan: A Young Soldier’s Story [“Briefly Noted,” Nov|Dec 2022], has been invited to participate in the Bucks County Book Festival’s Writers’ Market on September 23–24 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This is a juried event where a select number of authors are chosen by a panel of judges to meet readers and sell their books.
Rick Pezzullo C’15 and Allyse Suganuma C’16 were married on May 5 in Sanford, Florida. Rick writes, “Allyse and I met in 2014 in Mayer Hall (Stouffer College House) through a mutual friend. We dated for a few years and then we split up when we each went to graduate school. Five years later we reconnected on FaceTime, but she lived in Hawaii and I was in New York. We did long-distance for a year and then I moved out to Hawaii. We live happily in Kapolei, where I work as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics and Allyse is a veterinarian at an emergency hospital.”
Allyse Suganuma C’16 see Rick Pezzullo C’15.
Austin Kreinz C’17 is founder and CEO of Atomix Logistics, an e-commerce fulfillment company. In August, the company relocated to a 60,000-square-foot warehouse in Milwaukee. In a press release, Austin said, “We started with 500 square feet, and frankly, weren’t much more than a dream and vision back in 2020 during the pandemic. Today, our 30-plus person team is the core of what we do. We plan to double our employees by 2024.”
Nora Laberee C’18 has graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) focused on population health and biostatistics. She writes, “I’m grateful for the steadfast support and encouragement of my parents, Rosemary and Peter Laberee C’78 L’82.”
Meghan Pierce LPS’18 has been appointed president and CEO of the Forum of Executive Women. With more than 600 members, the Forum works to leverage the influence of professional women in the greater Philadelphia region.
Michael Watterson Gr’18 see Ben Alisuag C’09.
Terri Broussard Williams SPP’20 has been appointed head of state and local government relations at Edward Jones, an investment services company. In her new role, Terri will oversee Edward Jones’s lobbying strategy nationwide, becoming the first person to hold this position. Before joining Edward Jones, Terri was Amazon’s head of social justice policy and partnerships.