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Mar|Apr 2013


Amaranth Ehrenhalt FA’51,, has paintings in American Renaissance Art, an exhibition at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York until March 16.


Dr. Memory Elvin-Lewis G’57 is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis; a 1972 paper of hers describes what later was confirmed as the first recorded case of AIDS in the US. Early last year, she and her husband, Dr. Walter Lewis, received honorary doctorates from the University of British Columbia (her alma mater), and in November, she received its alumni award of distinction.


Ya’akov Aronson Ed’61, retired chief librarian of Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, curated a recent exhibition there, “using postage stamps as an educational tool,” of Israeli stamps from the library’s collection. At the opening ceremony, he spoke about “the Palestine/Israel postal service during the period between the closure of the British Mandatory postal service on May 5, 1948, and the beginning of the Israeli postal service on May 15.”

Selma R. Davis CW’61 G’62 writes of her and Edgar Davis C’49’s 50th wedding anniversary, “It hardly seems like 50 years, and when I wonder where did the time go, I look at our children and grandchildren. They mark the passage of time as surely as the rings on a tree trunk define its age. A mutual friend, also from Penn, introduced us and warned me that ‘Edgar is a really nice guy, but he is very shy and quiet.’ My mother scoffed at that description. She knew that a successful salesman could not be shy and quiet. She was right. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to rank our experiences over 50 years, and to include all the memorable ones. We are proud parents of three successful, talented, and accomplished children, all professionals with multiple degrees from Penn; and seven grandchildren who are finding themselves and searching for their identities while trying to carve out their position in life. We have met and so far conquered our medical misfortunes and each bout made us stronger, as individuals, a couple, and a family. Once Edgar retired, we traveled and traveled and traveled: from Key West through the rest of Florida, to Washington, Virginia, and Maryland, to New York, and through most of New England. From Puerto Rico to Montana and Yellowstone National Park, to Washington state, Oregon, and California, and to Alaska and Hawaii. Our second careers as photo-journalists gained us interviews with usually silent people like Col. Norman Vaughn, to people who are in history books like Wally Hickel and Alexander Haig, members of the WWII 442nd/100, Tuskegee Airmen, and the Original Flying Tigers. We appeared on radio and television from CNN in Hawaii to Philadelphia-area local television and radio. We sat down with governors and mayors, newspaper editors, television and movie stars, hall of fame sports figures. We even attended rehearsals of the Pro Bowl cheerleaders and local Eagles cheerleaders too. We produced music festivals in Montana and Washington state, attended concerts, music festivals, rock & roll gigs, ballets, operas. The city didn’t matter, only the music. And dramas, comedies, and musicals in theaters. Among the plays we saw Love Letters three different times over the years, in three different venues. We won prizes for journalism and photography, appeared on Baywatch Hawaii and were guest lecturers in high-school journalism classes. I wrote and published four crime novels that take place in Hawaii. Robert Wagner said that they would have been perfect for Hart to Hart if it hadn’t been canceled. We survived the Dec. 21 ‘end of the world’ prophecy and can’t wait to see what our next adventures will be.”



Bruce Macbain G’63 Gr’75,, writes that The Bull Slayer, his second mystery novel set in ancient Rome, will be published this month by Poisoned Pen Press. “This time Pliny the Younger, governor of the corrupt and turbulent province of Bithynia, tracks down the murderer of a Roman official whose death is somehow connected to a mysterious foreign cult. Suetonius assists him, with many a sly wink.” This is the sequel to his 2010 debut novel, Roman Games.

Dan Nussbaum C’63 writes, “About two years ago, I contracted a mysterious malady that prevents me from walking long distances and standing for just about any amount of time. It also affects other bodily functions; accordingly, I retired at the age of almost 70. My wife, Alice Nussbaum CW’59, and I returned to Rochester, N.Y., and plan to stay here permanently. She plans to stay active by continuing to design Judaic needlework and consulting on matters of Jewish family education. I plan to stay active by trying to find a health professional who can improve my health. My daughter, Yapha, is a school librarian at the Brentwood Lower School in Los Angeles. My son, Joe, is a moderately successful director in Hollywood; his filmography (yes, that is what it is called) is available on the Internet. They each have a spouse of the opposite sex and one child of the same sex. We would be glad to hear from any alumni in upstate New York at [email protected].”

Idaherma Williams GFA’63,, writes, “My new book, Idaherma: A Discovery of Woodblock Prints in Color, has been published; [it] contains about 72 full-color plates of my works.”


Anne Sceia Klein W’64 ASC’65, founding president of the Anne Klein Communications Group in Mt. Laurel, N.J., in October, was recognized by South Jersey magazine as a “Super Woman” for her recent role as chair of the Central/Southern New Jersey board of the American Heart Association, and in November received a 2012 Women of Distinction award from Philadelphia Business Journal.


John Kirkpatrick C’66, an environmental and land-use lawyer in White Plains, N.Y., has been named to the Common Council, the governing body of that city.


Scott Anderson ChE’67 writes that he has written a new book, Making Sense On The Dollar, “an overview of questions that my tax and financial-planning clients most often ask about when it comes to financial, investment, and retirement planning (”

Connie Kaiserman CW’67, Santa Fe, N.M., writes that she knitted her first “Twitten” (“a two-handed mitten couples can wear while holding hands to stay snug and warm”) for then-boyfriend and current husband, Steve Robinson C’66, so they could hold hands during tense fourth downs during frigid Penn football games in the mid-60s. Several decades and professions later, she helped launch the Twitten line in the fall/winter 2010-11 (

Susan Orlins CW’67 writes, “My memoir, Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others, has just been published. In it you’ll read about the days of the Dirty Drug and a time when women were required to wear skirts on campus. A bit more than a decade later, in 1979, I moved to China, where a few years later I adopted a Chinese infant independently. In the words of Phillip Lopate, ‘A first-rate personal essayist, [she] delivers the goods time and again. Underneath her self-mocking voice, her abundant humor, her brio, there is the serious candor of a moralist who worries the problems that won’t go away.’ Visit Amazon or my website,, to read an excerpt.”

Stephen Schoeman L’67, a political scientist and a retired attorney, writes that last year he gave a series of lectures on “The Titanic: A Case of Murder.” He stated that one definition of murder is a gross indifference to the value of human life, and argued that “by this definition Captain Edward J. Smith committed murder because despite two warnings in his hand about icebergs ahead he maintained the speed of the great ship at nearly full speed and did not significantly vary the course to avoid the iceberg field.”


Carol Kasser CW’69,, recently “published My Sister, My Hero: A Tale of Holocaust Heroism, based on the experiences of a good friend, Alyce Welner Luce, who was a Jewish child in France during World War II. Both the book and e-book versions are available at In Alyce’s memory, 10% of royalties will go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.”


Elliott J. Hahn C’71 L’74, an attorney living in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., was named in The Los Angeles Times as one of Southern California’s top-rated attorneys. He was also recently re-elected as first vice president of the AEA International Lawyers Network. He will marry Leah Ellenhorn in November.


Joan N. Stern CW’72, a partner of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank Rome LLP, has been elected to the board of the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, which has the mission of raising both visibility and financial support for the Royal Academy of Arts in London.



Larissa Zaleska Onyshkevych Gr’73 has compiled and edited An Anthology of Modern Ukrainian Drama (including one play in her translation), which was published by Toronto CIUS Press. Her fifth book on drama, it is a parallel volume to a Ukrainian-language edition.

Robert M. Steeg C’73 ASC’75, managing partner at the Steeg Law Firm, LLC, has been appointed to the New Orleans City Planning Commission. The Best Lawyers in America and US News & World Report 2012 included him in the real-estate law in Louisiana category, an honor he has received since 1995. He also received the Band 1 ranking in the Chambers’ Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 (Top Real Estate Lawyers in Louisiana), as he had since 2008.


Ralph D. Caparulo GFA’74 and his wife are the innkeepers of Wyndbourne B&B ( in Galway, N.Y. He continues to teach art history and studio-art courses at Schenectady County Community College; he also contributes time each month to the arts center in Saratoga Springs. Two of his sculptures are included in the “63rd Exhibition of Central New York Artists” at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, closing April 28.

Dean Henry W’74, a project manager in the IT security office at Vanguard, last year received the information-technology leadership award from La Salle University.


Daniel F. Attridge C’76, managing partner of the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has been appointed dean of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.
Robin Flitt Schafer C’76, East Brunswick, N.J., writes, “I am a certified life and career coach and an emotional-intelligence trainer. I also produced two films that have screened in four film festivals. One, The Agents, which deals with solving teen school stress, won an award at the Indie Film Festival in 2011. My second film, Searching for the American Dream, was screened at the Big Apple Film Festival last November.”

Steve Stecklow C’76 recently returned to London as a senior correspondent with Thomson Reuters, specializing in investigative reporting. He previously worked in Boston at The Wall Street Journal, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

Peter A. Weismantle GAr’76 writes, “When I received my master’s, little did I think that 34 years later I would become the senior architectural technical designer of the world’s tallest building. Even more unlikely was the thought that I would have the chance to do it a second time, but this time with a Penn graduate as the client! As an associate partner with the Chicago firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, I achieved the first goal in Jan. 2010, when the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai. Less than two months later, still in Chicago, but now as director of supertall-building technology with my new firm, Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, we won the competition to design the next world’s tallest building, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Then about one year ago, after some re-organizing of the clients’ team, Dr. Hisham Jomah GAr’87 GCP’87 joined the Jeddah Economic Company as technical director. Although realizing [this] is a very time-consuming effort, we have had some time to compare notes and reminisce about our days in Philadelphia. A major topic is the irony that Philadelphia architects and developers had a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ that no building in the city would be taller than the ‘top of Billy Penn’s hat’ on City Hall. That taboo was broken in 1990 by a German architect from Chicago. Ironically, our educations at Penn focused on small-scale, contextual projects in established urban areas; very different than the two projects above, which are very large scale and are creating an urban context literally out of nothing in rapidly developing parts of the world. The top of Billy Penn’s hat is at 550 ft., the top of Burj Khalifa is at 2719 ft., and the top of the Kingdom Tower will be at least at 3287 ft.!”



Michael Aronson W’78 writes, “I have just raised our third venture fund, which invests only in Penn and Wharton companies: MentorTech Ventures has $75 million of capital deployed across 40 companies, all of whom originated at Penn or in the alumni network. Notable deals include (sold to Amazon), Wanderfly (sold to Tripadvisor), Payquik (sold to Citi), Yodle, Neat, and Warby Parker. I am having a great time meeting alumni and student companies and hanging out with classmates and investors Andy Brenner W’78 WG’79 and Jon Bortz W’78.”
Peter Kelsen C’78,
a partner at Blank Rome LLP who specializes in land use and real-estate development, has been appointed to the board of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation.


Steven Haas C’79, vice-chair of the corporate-practice group at Cozen O’Connor, has been appointed to the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and appointed as advisory board chair to the Art & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Jeffrey E. Stein W’79 has been named director of operations for Green Living magazine, based in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Bernadette Levandowski C’80 W’80 writes, “Last summer I completed a master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at The New School in New York. I’m now teaching English to adult immigrants at the Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Center in Brooklyn; I live in Park Slope with my husband, Andrew Chipok.”


Dr. Patrick T. Harker CE’81 GCE’81 G’83 Gr’83, president of the University of Delaware, has been elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors “for his outstanding personal contributions to innovation, and for facilitating and nurturing patents, licensing, and commercialization for the purpose of economic development.” He was dean of the Wharton School from 2000 to 2007.


Brenda Lyles Howell C’82, Elkins Park, Pa., is a member of MamaCita, the mother-artists’ collaborative (, who had an opening for their work, One Year, at the Painted Bride Art Center in January, writes Grace Oh Kraybill C’82. “An exploration of public apathy toward urban violence, [it] commemorates the 331 people murdered in Philadelphia in just one year.” MamaCita works with Mothers In Charge (which aims to prevent violence by providing education and mentoring for young adults, and supporting mothers and families) where they mentor young women through monthly art workshops in North Philadelphia. Also at the opening were Brenda’s husband, Doug Howell EAS’81, and son Micah Howell C’12.



Dr. Edward Seidel G’83 has been appointed vice president of research and innovation at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a private graduate research university outside Moscow, which was established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT. Previously, he was assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences at the US National Science Foundation.


Dr. Richard E. Braunstein C’85 has recently joined the North Shore/LIJ Health System as vice president of ophthalmology and has relocated his practice to the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He and his wife, Amy Blatte Braunstein C’84 GEd’85, live in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., with their son Michael (16). Their older son is Andrew Braunstein EAS’13. Amy is a computer teacher in the Roslyn Public Schools.


Ashley R. Dobbs C’87, an intellectual property and business attorney at Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Va., has been appointed to a three-year term on the board for PetSmart Charities.

Risa Vetri Ferman C’87, district attorney of Montgomery County, Pa., in December was recognized by L’Oréal Paris and Hearst Magazines at their 2012 “Women of Worth” awards “for achieving justice for child-abuse victims and for making a difference in her community.” The donations from the event will help to support Risa’s work for Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of child abuse.

Susan Mattisinko C’87 has been appointed general counsel of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Previously, she had served as general counsel of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest New Jersey.



Greg Lewbart V’88,, professor of aquatic animal medicine at North Carolina State University, writes, “I’m editor of Invertebrate Medicine, a textbook focused on invertebrate animal health and disease. In its second edition, it was recently awarded first place by the American Medical Writers Association in the health-sciences (nonphysicians) category.”


Howard S. Krooks L’89,
[email protected], currently president-elect, will become president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in June; it is a national organization of elder-law and special-needs planning attorneys with over 4,500 members throughout the country and internationally.

Daniel E. Will C’89 is an attorney with the law firm of Devine Millimet in Manchester, N.H., who specializes in commercial litigation. In November, he was appointed to the board of the New Hampshire Humanities Council.


Sumru Belger Krody G’91, senior curator of Eastern Hemisphere collections at the Textile Museum in Washington, co-curated an exhibition there, The Sultan’s Garden: the Blossoming of Ottoman Art, and co-wrote the companion book. Closing on March 10, it “chronicles how the Ottoman Empire branded itself in the mid-16th century through the establishment of a new aesthetic involving flowers.”


Cort Fey C’92 joined the American Society of Cinematographers last December. He is known for his work in the hit television shows Lost, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grimm, Bones, and Cold Case. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Jim Lee C’92 writes, “I was ordained an Episcopal priest on Jan. 12 at St. John’s Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles. I am, however, keeping my day job as chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. What keeps me and my wife, Julie Cho (Bryn Mawr, 1992), very busy are our two daughters, Sona (seven) and Jihae (two).”



Chrissy Bass Hofbeck C’93 and Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 are “looking forward to breaking the 20th Reunion attendance record this May 10 & 11, and knocking the Class of 1992 out of the coveted title. We broke the records for 5 and 10 years—why not 20? Our class is THE BEST! Can’t wait to see you all at Reunion!”

Jennifer Jarett C’93
writes, “In anticipation of the big 2-0 reunion, I thought it would be a good time to let everyone know that I will remember them (whether they want me to or not). A 2009 Harvard study of facial recognition deemed me a ‘super recognizer,’ which basically means I have a photographic memory for faces, and even someone aging doesn’t interfere with my recognition. (Not to imply that any of us looks a day older than we did in 1993.) I have been interviewed by different media outlets, including the BBC, The New York Times, and even by Lesley Stahl for 60 Minutes. So if I knew you at Penn, even given the number of brain cells I was actively parting ways with at the time, I’ll remember you! And I hope to see you in May!”

Brian Newberry C’93 writes, “In November, I was re-elected Minority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. We will be trying to make it to Reunion this May, and part of the trip will be taking my daughter to look at Philly area colleges. An even scarier thought is that she might be driving us to some of those campuses.”
Kiera Reilly C’93 writes, “I was happy to see Brandon Fitzgerald C’93 and Jason Walthall W’93 at the Penn 2 U event in San Francisco in the fall. We haven’t seen each other in many years, maybe not since we graduated, so it was nice to reconnect. In fact, Brandon and I then bumped into each other three more times in the next day, and it felt like we were hanging out on Locust Walk again. I look forward to bumping into more classmates on Locust Walk during our 20th Reunion in May, and I hope everyone in our class is making plans to attend. Please join our Facebook page, Penn Class of 1993, or follow @Penn1993 on Twitter for Alumni Weekend details and information on our Reunion parties.”


Jesse Hertzberg W’94 and Gillian Fein welcomed their third child, Carina, last autumn; older siblings Lila and Remy are proving to be excellent caregivers. Gillian and Jesse also started a new company, LaLa Lunchbox, which “develops fun apps that teach preschoolers and elementary school kids about wellness and nutrition.”

Jerel A. Hopkins W’94, vice president and associate general counsel at Delaware Investments in Philadelphia, has been appointed to the board of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Elliott Hornblass C’94
and his wife, Melissa, are proud to announce the birth of their third daughter, Charlie Rachel, on Dec. 12.

Julie DeFalco Rowe C’94 emails, “My husband, Cliff Rowe, and I are delighted to announce the birth of our third child, Violet Elizabeth, on Sept. 16. She has been busy entertaining Penn grads, including her very first visitor in the hospital, Ha Nguyen Orbon EAS’95, and her grandmother Doris Derenzo DeFalco CW’63 GEd’69. Violet joins her sisters Georgianna (four) and Beatrix (two) in fun and mayhem. We are living in Sharon, Mass., and would love to catch up at [email protected].”


Rep. Frank A. Farry W’95, the state representative for the 142nd District and an attorney with Begley, Carlin and Mandio, LLP, in Langhorne, Pa., has been named by the Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer as one of the “Forty Under 40” in the county. In the House of Representatives, he serves as a Deputy House Whip, chair of the House Sub-Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness, and alternative chair of the House Sub-Committee on Townships. A volunteer firefighter for over 20 years, he is fire chief of the Langhorne Middletown Fire Company.

Garrett H. Schade C’95 EAS’95 see Amy Stover Schade C’98.


Melissa Chang Baker C’96 and her husband, Garrett, are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Anna Kee Baker, on Dec. 5. “Big brothers Bryson (four) and Luke (two) are thrilled to have a sister and couldn’t be more excited.”

Dr. Jonathan Erulkar C’96, Lake Forest, Ill., an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery, is a partner with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. On Aug. 31, he and his wife, Dede, welcomed their third son, Eli Prescott Erulkar, who joined older brothers Samuel Jonathan and Benjamin Holden. “All are well.”

John McGowan G’96
writes that he continues on in the film, television, and new-media acting areas. He “had a player-speaking role in the Spielberg movie Lincoln.”


Sabrina L. Appelbaum C’97 writes, “Eric and I are officially outnumbered as we welcome with love Jessica and Sadie’s baby brother, Brody Ethan Appelbaum. Born in November, he already has Quaker spirit and even wore a Penn kippah to his bris.”

Jennifer L. Rosen W’97 is delighted to announce that she has been made a partner at Rogoff & Company, PC, a certified public accounting firm in New York. As a practicing CPA and attorney, she counsels clients on business succession, estate planning, and trust administration. She lives in New York with her husband, Jay, daughter, Charlotte (five), and son, Zachary (two). She would love to hear from classmates and friends at [email protected].

Marion Wyce C’97, Philadelphia, director of associate communications and engagement for Independence Blue Cross, has been appointed to the board of the Center for Literacy. She became involved with the center over 10 years ago, when she served as a volunteer tutor.



Dr. Owen Garrick WG’98, Oakland, Calif., president and COO of Bridge Clinical Research, has been appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Council on Human Research Protections for the US Department of Health and Human Services. He and his wife, Dr. Jocelyn Garrick, have three sons.

Amy Stover Schade C’98 and Garrett H. Schade C’95 EAS’95 are happy to announce the birth of their twins, Jane Paisley and Nathaniel Edward, on Oct. 11. They live in Naperville, Ill., along with big brother Owen (four).


Agatha Lambris O’Malley C’99 and her husband, Brendan, welcomed their daughter Melina Rose on Oct. 1; she weighed close to 10 lbs. and was 21   inches long. “Just like her big brother AJ (two), Melina was born in a room overlooking Franklin Field. Mommy hopes she gets to watch Melina graduate on the very same field in 21 years.”


Dr. Daniel Maman C’00 and Stacey Harris Maman W’00, and big sister Ayla, are thrilled to announce the birth of Jordyn Dalia Maman, on Nov. 20. They live in Manhattan, where Stacey is a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital, a distressed-debt hedge fund, and Daniel is a plastic surgeon at 5th Avenue Aesthetic Surgery.

Katy Platt Miller C’00 and Jason Miller C’00 are delighted to welcome Theodore Eliot Miller to the world: Theo was born in Washington on Nov. 19. Big sister Annabelle (who had turned three two days earlier) couldn’t be prouder and sweeter with her new baby brother. They live in Chevy Chase, Md., and are enjoying life as a family of four. Jason works at the White House as part of the National Economic Council and Katy works for MedImmune in pipeline drug development.

Amy Rosenberg C’00 married Daniel Fried on July 1 at Temple Israel of Lawrence in Lawrence, N.Y. Friends and family from around the world joined them to celebrate; the wedding party included Tara Modlin-King C’00, Randi Moore C’01, Tina Schimmenti W’00, and Carin Zelkowitz C’00. Other Penn guests included Lauren Brown W’00, Pam Goldman W’00, Dan Goldman C’00, Shanti Grandhi W’01, Stephen Helfeld W’99, Jenny Lavinbuk C’00, and Brian Moore W’99. Amy is senior counsel at Time Warner Cable and Dan is a compliance officer at Scopus Asset Management. After enjoying a honeymoon in Sydney (Australia) and Bora Bora, they continue to live in Manhattan.


Samantha S. Desai Nu’01, and her husband, Nehal Desai, proudly announce the arrival of their second son, Noah Michael, speedily, on Thurs., Nov. 29; 8 lbs. 4 oz., and 21 inches. He joined proud big brother Benjamin Andrew. Nehal is finance director of field operations for product supply for Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta, and Samantha stays home with their two energetic boys. “Feel free to connect back via email anytime, [email protected].”

Andrew Mandelbaum C’01
has been named a partner at the law firm of Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser. LLP in New York, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation. He and his wife, Tracie, live in Brooklyn Heights.


R. Whit Matthews C’02 and Anne Deger Matthews C’02 (and big brother Alistair) are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Ainsley Winifred Matthews, on Jan. 8 in Boston. They live in Hingham on the South Shore; Whit is an investment director with SL Capital Partners and Anne is an associate in the insurance-coverage practice group at McCarter & English.

Steve Rappoport C’02
married Mandee Lee in Jefferson Market Garden in New York on Oct. 27. Along with their French bulldogs Jasper and Julep, family and friends Eric Gordon C’01 and Kara Simmers C’01 Gr’05 attended, with Kara reading Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road.” Steve and Mandee “then enjoyed a mini-moon in Quebec (we are planning a longer trip to Italy this year)” before returning to their home in New York, where he works as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and she is a capital-markets associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP.



Helen Kim C’03 married Earl Lee C’03 on Nov. 3 at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, S.C. Friends and family flew in from across the globe to help celebrate, including Gil Lee C’04, Dr. Asha Kapur Shah C’03, Lisa Pettinati C’03, Sarah Rackoff C’03, Miya Rahamim C’03, Peter Ou W’03, Dr. Casey Halpern C’03 M’07, Arshad Hasan C’03, Margie Shea C’03, and Lisa Tran C’03. Helen and Earl live in Washington, where she is an associate in the antitrust and federal-regulation group at the law firm of Mintz Levin and he is a general-surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Tara Schwarz Murphy C’03 married Eric Murphy at Bridgewaters at the South Street Seaport in New York recently; attending were Rachel Friedman C’03 G’07, Erica Spector C’04, Kritika Amarnath W’07, Casey Landau C’10, and Janet Landau C’79. “After seven years of teaching at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School and completing a master’s in early childhood education from Hunter College, we have moved to London. I am currently teaching kindergarten at the American School in London.”


Adam Yedlin C’04 see Jennifer Yedlin C’05.


Linda Dong C’05 W’05 married Joseph Forish on Sept. 15 at Our Lady of Peace Church in New York, with the reception at the Harold Pratt House. Attending were many alumni, including Lauren Robbins C’05, Anita Butani W’05 WG’11, Jing Wang W’06 WG’13, Jennifer Jia W’06 WG’12, Kriti Seghal C’05, Derek Liu W’05, John Li EAS’07 W’07, and Huanlei Ni C’05 EAS’05. Joseph graduated from Penn State.

Eli Lipmen Lipschultz C’05 was promoted to communications and advocacy strategist at AJC, the Jewish advocacy organization. He was also elected president of the Palms Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles.

Lindsey Palmer C’05 writes that her first novel, “a satire of the women’s magazine industry” with the working title ‘See Jane Work,’ will be published next January and her second novel (currently untitled) will be published in Jan. 2015, both by Kensington.

Jennifer Yedlin C’05 and Adam Yedlin C’04 are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Rose, on Oct. 17. Earlier this year, Jennifer also received her PhD in clinical child psychology from St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., and Adam completed his residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.


Allison Caulfield GNu’06 married Brian Garfinkel in Rose Valley, Pa. on Nov. 2. “Alumni who celebrated with us included my brother, Joseph Caulfield C’04, and wonderful friends Emily Power Nu’03 GNu’09, Emily Vikara GNu’06 GNu’07, and Lori Smith GNu’06. We are looking forward to our upcoming honeymoon in Southeast Asia in April.”

Peter Christodoulou C’06 married Anna Bezevegki on Aug. 25 in Porto Heli, Greece. Alumni attending were Thomas Altmann C’06 W’06, Andreas Backstrom W’06 WG’13, Amit Friedlander C’06 W’06, Victor Gill C’06, Francisco Ibanez W’06, Aris Ilipoulos C’10, Efstathios Kanterakis C’06 GEng’10, Mark Littmann W’06, Michal Marczak C’05, Dimitri Papacostas C’06, Britton Sellers C’06, Noah Solowiejczyk C’06, Mariana Stabile W’06, Gregory Stigliano C’05, and Sureyya Wille C’06. The best man was Alexandros Panagiotidis W’05. Peter and Anna happily live in New York, where he works at Credit Suisse Asset Management and she is a school psychologist at a private school in the city.

Victoria Kimball C’06 married Tyler Wallen C’06 on June 16 in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Jon Behrens C’05, Lina Shustarovich Eroh C’05, Jason Ho EAS’06, Brittany Merrill C’06, Zoe Reich C’06, and Catherine Russo C’06. Other alumni at the celebration included Lauren Ankeles W’06, Ryan Baxter W’06, Scott Campion EAS’05 W’05, Dr. Carina Peschiera Behrens C’06 M’11, Richard Davis W’05, Bobby Dickey C’09, Maria DeMuro W’06, Dr. Byron Drumheller C’06, Thomas Elkins W’06, Robert Eroh W’08, John Flynn EAS’06 W’06, Russell Gherett W’06, Dr. Faye Glass G’03 Gr’08, Stephen Grisanti W’05, Philip Lamperello C’06, Trevor Lott W’06, David Lucas-Kamm C’06, Harris Keeley W’06, Dr. Ronald Kimball M’73, Doug Petkanics EAS’06, Kevin Piro C’06, Alix Rodgers C’07, Angela Walker Simonton W’06, Will Simonton W’07, Courtland Seeger C’07, Rachel Mills Seeger C’06, Jerry Stapp W’06, Ryan Sullivan EAS’05, Andrew Tejerina C’06, John Toukatly W’07, and Caki Zamoiski C’06. Vicki and Tyler met in their junior year and have been together since. He is pursuing surgical residency at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center and she works as a conference and event planner at Lincoln Financial Group; they live outside Philadelphia.



Arielle V. Eiser C’08 married Brett Cohen on June 3 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. They were delighted to celebrate their wedding with many of their close Penn family and friends, including her father, Arnold Eiser C’70, and Melanie Foreman C’08, Scott Goldin W’08, David Handelman C’08, Jon Feintuch C’08, Andrew Janet W’08, Sheira Feuerstein C’08, Jason Reminick C’07, Allison Mishkin C’11, Greg Rollman C’11, Rick Rollman C’79, Bruce Rollman C’84, and William Fuentevilla C’70. After a honeymoon in Portugal, Arielle and Brett returned to Washington, where she is a legislative associate at the American Psychological Association and he is a senior business analyst at AOL.

Meredith Finn C’08 married Steven Finn W’08 G’Eng’10 on Nov. 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. They met freshman year in the Quad, where they lived across the hall from each other in Cleeman Hall; years later, it was there that he proposed to her. Joining them in the celebration were her mother, Caren Levine W’81, his father, Brian Finn W’82, her brother and sister in-law, Matthew Levine C’07 and Lindsay Janowitz Levine C’07 L’10; his sisters Arden Finn C’10 and Marissa Finn C’12; her uncle Bruce Levine C’78 M’82, her aunt Aileen Meshover Levine Nu’80 GNu’86; his aunt Lisa Finn WG’85, and her cousins Jason Levine C’05 L’09, Evan Levine L’15, and Brett Levine W’13. Attending alumni friends include Michael Barrett C’81, Robyn Barrett C’81, Zachary Chodorow W’08, Michael Frankel EAS’09 GEng’10, Marc Goldstein W’88, Joseph Gross C’08, Jennifer Insel C’08, Laura Kerr C’08, Omar Koukaz W’08, Andrea Kramer W’82, Robert Kramer W’82 WG’83, Ted Lee EAS’08 GEng’09, Lauren Levy C’08, Francis Menna GEng’11, Ali Peyser C’08, Sarah Poe W’05, Heidi Pollokoff C’08, Jeremy Price C’08, Marvin Price C’76, Ryan Price C’12, Sharon Wolinsky Price W’76, Jeffrey Reitman WG’12, Mitchell Rubin C’77 M’81, Kelly Selesnick C’08, Ian Seltzer C’09, Sydney Sher C’08, Zach Sternberg W’08, Richard Topaz C’08, Michelle Warren DH’79, and Toby Werber C’81.

Marc E. Garfinkle W’08 see Amanda J. Steren C’09.


Amanda J. Steren C’09 married Marc E. Garfinkle W’08 on Dec. 22. “We met at Penn in the winter of 2008 and have been inseparable ever since. Four years strong, Marc and I returned to Penn on Dec. 10, 2011, where he proposed in the heart of campus, on Locust Walk (at the base of the Class of 1949 Bridge).” Guests at the wedding included his father, Michael B. Garfinkle WG’80, and her uncle Jeffrey Steren W’73, Michael Korzinstone W’07, Gregory Cohen W’07, Jordan Rubin W’07, Max Reibman C’09, Alexander Chernyak W’10, Alexandra Price C’09, Rajeev Chanderraj C’09 W’09, Jonathan Levy W’07, Jonathan Lehr EAS’07, Michaela Tolpin C’10, Rebecca Feygenson C’09, Jared Bernheim EAS’07 W’07 GEng’07, Nicholas Citrin C’07, Abe Landa W’08, Jonathan Danoff EAS’06, Joshua Miller C’08 W’08, and Nitzan Sternberg Miller C’08.”

Jennifer I. Tintenfass C’09 has joined the Steeg Law Firm, LLC, in New Orleans as an associate in its transactional department. She serves as vice president of the Penn Alumni Club of Louisiana.

Madeline Yasner EAS’09 married Yosef Hoffman in June in Cherry Hill, N.J. They had met as students at a convention hosted by Penn Hillel; Rabbi Mike Uram, director of Penn Hillel, officiated at the wedding. Maddy is the daughter of Michael Yasner C’79 D’83 GD’84 GD’86 and Valerie Yasner C’79 D’83 GD’86. Attending the wedding were Jacob Bennett C’10, Aaron Blacksberg C’09, Brian Cohen C’08, Uriel Cohen C’01, Rebecca Gerr C’09, Elliot Gordon C’09, Marc Melzer L’05, Daniel Ross C’09, Alix Winter C’10, Lewis Broad WG’83, Susan Cutler DH’74, Larry Cutler C’74, Susan C. Cutler D’90 GD’92, Kara Fraiman D’92 GD’94, Howard Fraiman D’91 GD’93 GD’94, Marcy Graboyes C’79, Donna Green SAMP’78, Gary Green C’77, Shahin Kazemi GD’97, Jennifer Kazemi C’97 D’00, Francine Rebhun D’82, Donald Rebhun D’80, Michael Sullivan D’74, Alice Sullivan DH’72, Susan Trager DH’78 D’85, and Mark Trager C’78. Maddy and Yossi currently live in New York, where she is an associate producer of educational technology at Scholastic, and he is the web and digital-media administrator for the Rabbinical Assembly.


Cille Kissel C’12 is an associate in the Cincinnati office of dunnhumbyUSA, an international company that builds brand value for consumer goods and retail companies.

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