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“My father, Joe Silverman C’52, has been complaining that he never sees my name in the alumni magazine, so in the interest of family harmony, I’m writing about what I’m up to.”

—Lisa Silverman Meyers C’90 WG’97

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Joe Silverman C’52 see Lisa Silverman Meyers C’90 WG’97.


Douglass Mann C’53 writes, “I am pleased to report that my recently written novel, A Most Welcome Change, is available on Amazon, in paperback and on Kindle. It is meant to be an amusing and suspenseful tale focusing on an inscrutable work of modern art, a story featuring a dramatic auction, a third-world uprising, and a marketplace of fraudulent transactions. There is even a bloody murder. But below its painterly surface, I have attempted a serious polemic that deals harshly with a world gone off its societal axis. A recent Kirkus review has stated that its ‘prose is self-assured and inventive,’ that it is ‘a deliciously eclectic drama that sharply satirizes pretention and venality in the professional art world’ and is ‘as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.’ I can only hope that those who read it will agree.”


Susan B. Peterson CW’64 writes, “My Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Ch. Mermaid Summer Sunny, finished her AKC conformation championship points with me as owner-handler in July 2019, at the Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club show in West Palm Beach, Florida. The judge was Wayne Burton from New South Wales, Australia. Six weeks after attending our wonderful Class of 1964 50th Reunion in 2014, I flew back to Philadelphia to meet Wayland Chesapeakes’ Kim Cramer at the airport. Kim drove up from Bridgeton, New Jersey, to bring me my eight-week-old puppy, Sunny. We flew back to Fort Lauderdale that same afternoon. Dog shows were a new sport for me, and I wanted to see if I could show her to a championship myself. We did it. Yay! Now we are hunkered down at our Mermaid Urban Mangofarm in Fort Lauderdale, swimming in the ocean as often as we can. Sunny swims on weekends at a dog beach. In 1963, as captain of Penn women’s swim team, I won the women’s national collegiate 200 individual medley NAIA championship. Women athletes were excluded from NCAA events at that time.”


Cengiz Yetken GAr’66 writes, “I’ve published a book with YEM Publishing in Istanbul, written in Turkish, about my three years in Philadelphia, from 1965 to 1968, as a student in Professor Louis Kahn’s graduate architecture class, working in Kahn’s office, and teaching in the School of Architecture.”


Tommy Arnold WG’67 and Earl Wright WG’67 announce the recent merger of their two private wealth management firms: AMG National Trust, headquartered in Denver, and Boys, Arnold and Company, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Earl is chairman and cofounder of AMG, and Tommy is former chairman and one of the original two partners of Boys, Arnold. Tommy writes, “The merger brought together two classmates and intramural basketball teammates 53 years after our graduation. Headquarters for the private wealth management and trust banking organization will be in Denver, with other offices in Boulder, Colorado; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Chicago; Morristown, New Jersey; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the Boys, Arnold offices in Asheville and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The combined firm oversees almost $6 billion of assets for individuals, families, and organizations, both taxable and not-for-profit. Both firms began over 40 years ago—AMG in 1975 and Boys, Arnold in 1977.”


Joseph Cohen W’68 WG’70 has been named to the board of directors of Madison Square Garden Sports and Madison Square Garden Network. He writes, “This marks the return to my professional roots at MSG, where I began my career 50 years ago.” The sports business executive was profiled in our Jan|Feb 2017 issue [“Suiting Up”].

Jeffrey Goodman C’68, former Fulbright Scholar and Mirrielees-Stegner Fellow in Writing at Stanford, has published his 10th chapbook of poetry, Old School (Pinecone Press). He writes, “I’m looking for a first-rate agent to represent my novels. The first chapters are available on my website,”


Jeffrey David Jubelirer W’69 has published a new book of poems, titled A Sensitive Person.


Elliot Fratkin C’70, professor emeritus of African studies and anthropology at Smith College, has published a new novel Maasai: A Novel of Love, War, and Witchcraft in 19th Century East Africa. In 2012, he also published a memoir of his fieldwork, Laibon: An Anthropologist’s Journey with Samburu Diviners of Kenya.


George Edward W’71 writes, “I am one of four independent authors published this July in an anthology titled The Blue Bottles Writing Studio. One of the pieces calls to mind my freshman year at 106 Ashhurst.”


John Ascenzi C’72 writes, “I retired in December, after 21 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I worked as a medical and science writer covering biomedical research. During the 1980s, I traveled to schools in a five-state area presenting science programs for the Franklin Institute. I am currently staying at home with my wife and son in Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic.” John invites alumni contact at

Hon. Kathryn Streeter Lewis CW’72 was honored at a portrait unveiling ceremony where her judicial portrait was presented to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia on February 13. Judge Lewis has served as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for 23 years. In addition, she writes, “My memoir, When the Unlikely Are Chosen, was published in December 2019, and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It exposes a time when many hurdles were placed in the paths of marginalized and economically disadvantaged children—especially girls who aspired beyond entrenched boundaries. Remnants of that time still remain. It also underscores the importance of fatherhood, family, and the vision required within the village to raise a child, not just to become a lawyer, but to prepare for a productive, rewarding life. An excerpt from When the Unlikely Are Chosen was included in Memoirs Class of 1972, published in honor of the Class of 1972’s 45th Reunion in May 2017.”

Chester Mayer Rothman WG’72 writes, “I’d like to share three events with the Penn community: the birth of my first grandchild, a beautiful girl, Auden Grace Rothman, to son Phillip and his wife Riley; the three-year anniversary of Jasper St. Funding LLC, a partnership formed in 2018 that is already one of the more active investors in tax liens in New York and New Jersey; and the forthcoming expansion of Jasper St.’s footprint with the opening of an office in Charleston, South Carolina, planned for early 2021.”

Deb Willig CW’72, managing partner of Willig, Williams & Davidson, has been named among this year’s Top 10 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. She is the only female attorney to make the Top 10 in 2020.


Hon. Frederica Massiah-Jackson L’74 see Dr. Allener M. Baker-Rogers GEd’89.


Fred Bowen C’75 writes, “I am delighted to announce my 25th sports book for young readers ages 8–12, Gridiron: Stories From 100 Years of the National Football League, has been published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book chronicles the incredible growth of the NFL from its beginnings in an automobile showroom in Canton, Ohio, to the success of the modern Super Bowl. Award-winning illustrator James Ransome provides more than 70 illustrations to help tell the tale. In addition to a 30-year career as an attorney for the federal government, I’ve developed a second career as a children’s author. I’ve also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since April 2000. You can contact me and learn more about my writing at”


Steve Elkinton GLA’76 has written a new book, The National Trails System: An Illustrated History. He writes, “During my 36-year career with the National Park Service, I worked on the National Trails System for 25 years and watched it double in size. In my retirement I compiled this history to illustrate how citizen action, interagency collaboration, and smart political timing built our 54,000-mile system of national scenic and historic trails. My book can be ordered through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.”

Janice Klein C’76, executive director of the Museum Association of Arizona, is the 2020 recipient of the Dudley-Wilkinson Award of Distinction from the American Alliance of Museums. This award is given to a museum professional who has demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of excellence in the registration profession.

David W. Webber C’76 writes, “After almost 40 years as a public interest lawyer in Philadelphia, I was recently able to return to my collegiate roots in music history (I transferred to Penn as an undergraduate majoring in music in 1973 with the idea that I’d become a musicologist—didn’t quite work out that way). My book, The Music of Friends: 75 Years of the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, was released in August. Here’s a bit from our publication announcement: ‘The Music of Friends is a comprehensive history of the [Chamber Music Conference], from its earliest years to the present day. In over 300 pages, richly illustrated with more than 80 photographs, it encompasses the full experience. …  It will be of interest not only to conference devotees, but also to everyone who cares about the tradition of amateur chamber music from its origins in Europe through its growth in the United States.’”


Ken Victor C’77, of Quebec, Canada, writes, “The Montreal Review of Books said of my poetry collection, We Were Like Everyone Else, that it takes on ugly realities ‘with grace and intelligence.’ The Malahat Review said, ‘the book reads like a greatest hits album,’ and Today’s Book of Poetry blog said ‘books of poetry this fine are as rare as hen’s teeth. … We Were Like Everyone Else will be amongst the best poetry you read this year.’ It’s now available in the States.”


Dr. David Bolger D’79 writes, “I retired two years ago and honestly, I’m just grateful that I have to go through six pages of obituaries before I find my graduation year.”

Joyce Zonana G’79 Gr’85 won the third-annual $5,000 Global Humanities Translation Prize from Northwestern University’s Global Humanities Initiative for her translation from the Provençal (Occitan) of Jóusè d’Arbaud’s La Bèstio dóu Vacarés (The Beast of Vaccarès). Northwestern University Press will publish The Beast, and Other Tales in September. Joyce lives in Brooklyn and is professor emerita of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York.


Bob Di Giovanni W’80 has coauthored and published his third novel, Generation Blank, available on Amazon. He writes, “Generation Blank is Book 3 of the SvenssonWorld Chronicles, a series that untangles the mystery underlying a global genetic-engineering catastrophe, chronicles its social and political consequences, and confronts the moral dilemma presented by the search for a cure.”

Kevin Gallagher C’80 GEd’89 see Ann McCarthy Gallagher W’82 WG’87.


Dr. James K. Aikins C’81, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, was awarded the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Humanitarian and Volunteerism Award. The award is given to an individual for their “exemplary local, national or international volunteer and outreach efforts in women’s cancer care research or training.” James is the founder and medical director of the nonprofit International Healthcare Volunteers. He writes, “The organization has provided medical/surgical care to over 14,500 women and their families and continued medical education for healthcare providers in low resource countries. You may read more about this organization at”

Kem Hinton GAr’81 writes, “In late 2018, I was asked to design a permanent space in the Nashville Main Public Library to honor the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment. Library officials had hoped to dedicate the room in May or June, but COVID-19 certainly disrupted those plans.” The opening date is still pending as of press time, but a virtual celebration was held in August. More information can be found at

Lynne Lieberman C’81 and A. Cassia Margolis GSFA’81 write, “William H. McCaulley C’81 passed away on April 23 [see “Obituaries”]. Bill’s tenure at the Rothenberg Law Firm persisted over 30 years. Through his puissance in interpersonal relations he ascended to International Director of Attorney Client Relations par excellence. His altruism led him to honor every request for assistance, whether it was a nationally registered charity or an undomiciled soul he encountered during a perambulation. Bill could have been accused of sesquipedalian loquaciousness; however, it was not through any sense of snobbery, but rather due to his being a true logophile. He had a veracious catholic (although only in the most lowercase sense) zeal for learning. Celebrated for his pacific and humble nature, delicious wit, continual self-improvement, and erudite manners, his passing leaves a Brobdingnagian void. At Penn, he was a staple at Hillel. Bill maintained intimate contact with us, and we miss him sorely, although we hope to sit and enjoy his mellifluous ramblings as we shmooze at length with him again, at some (distant) future date, in the world to come, ’neath the shelter of the shadow of his posters of the Rebbe and Justin Bieber.”


Robert Carley C’82, an artist based in Connecticut, writes, “My flags made of coffee cup lids, milk cartons, and other discarded material, which I created during the COVID-19 lockdown, were featured on ABC Eyewitness News Channel 7 in New York on Memorial Day, and also broadcast on CT News 12 and Fox 61 Hartford.” View the ABC News coverage at

Ann McCarthy Gallagher W’82 WG’87 and Kevin Gallagher C’80 GEd’89 write, “We are pleased to report that our son Peter Gallagher was ordained as a Catholic priest in June. He celebrated his first mass on June 21. He will be serving in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, with his first assignment in Woodbury, New Jersey.”

Marci Kislin Heskel W’82 and Mitchell Heskel C’82 write, “We are proud to share that our daughter, Marina Heskel C’14, has graduated from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She received the Arnold R. Weitz Memorial Prize in Hematology and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She has begun her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.”


Valerie Hansen G’83 Gr’87, a professor of history at Yale, has written The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began.


Neil Kaplan W’84 writes, “I’ve just published my first book, Acquiring Polish Citizenship by Descent: What You Need to Know. In 2016, I founded, a global advocacy and consulting services firm for individuals wishing to prove their Polish heritage with the hope of securing Polish citizenship and the associated benefits of an EU passport. I launched this business after going through a 12-year odyssey to procure my own Polish citizenship. It’s been the most rewarding effort of my career, as I help families from all over the world obtain EU citizenship, which is both meaningful and practical. With all the global uncertainties recently, having a second passport and citizenship is becoming increasingly attractive. Anyone with an ancestor who lived in Poland after 1920 is potentially eligible.”

Dr. Bill Mezzanotte M’84 has been appointed to the board of directors at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. Bill is executive vice president, head of research and development, and chief medical officer at CSL Behring, a biotech company that manufactures remedies for serious and rare diseases.


Roger S. Kobert C’85 has joined the law firm Carlton Fields as a shareholder in New York and Miami. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice.


Jacqueline Varoli Grace Nu’86 has been appointed chief development officer at Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit community improvement organization that strives to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities.


Karin Donahue C’87 GEd’88 GrEd’96 has published a new book, Right from the Start—A Practical Guide for Helping Young Children with Autism, with coauthor Kate Crassons. Karin writes, “It focuses on how autistic children struggle with self-regulation, social skills, play skills, and sensory processing, and importantly, discusses helpful strategies to teach children these necessary skills. This book is ideal for new clinicians and teachers who seek practical, useful, empirically-based strategies to use with children on the autism spectrum. The strategies are also useful for parents and other helpers.”

Carl Law C’87 see Lisa Niver C’89.


Amy F. Lipton W’88 was promoted to full professor of finance at Saint Joseph’s University.


Dr. Allener M. Baker-Rogers GEd’89 and coauthor Fasaha M. Traylor recently published They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia’s Black Women Leaders, a collection of 95 stories of historical and contemporary women. Allener writes, “A number of them were among the first black women to graduate from or teach at the University of Pennsylvania. They include Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Ed’18 G’19 Gr’21 L’27 Hon’74, Ruth Wright Hayre Ed’30 G’31 Gr’49 Hon’89, Dr. Helen O. Dickens GM’45 Hon’82, Nellie Rathbone Bright CCT’23, and Hon. Frederica Massiah-Jackson L’74. Delores F. Brisbon, former CEO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is also profiled. They Carried Us is available on Amazon. For more information, visit our website at”

Lisa Niver C’89 writes, “I want to thank everyone who has supported me on my crazy ride of a career journey! After Penn, I went to and then left UCSF medical school, got an MA in education and taught from pre-K to 8th grade, sailed the seven seas for seven years, and then chose to be a journalist. I am honored to be a five-time finalist for the Southern California Journalism Awards in print, digital, and broadcast TV categories, but most especially for being nominated as Online Journalist of the Year! I am grateful for all I learned in my liberal arts education that allowed me to know how to figure it out in each of my new endeavors. (You can read more on my website at In March, just before COVID closed the doors on all of my travels, I went alpine ski touring with Heather Fudala C’91 and Carl Law C’87. It was possibly one of the hardest things I have ever done, but we loved it and doing it together made it possible! Thank you to Penn for bringing me my lifelong best friends. (Watch a video clip of the trip on my website at”

Ellen Peters EAS’89 W’89 writes, “After nine years at Ohio State University, including a nostalgia-filled sabbatical at UPenn, I recently moved to the University of Oregon to become the Philip H. Knight Chair and Director of the Center for Science Communication Research. And I’m so happy to announce my 2020 book published by Oxford University Press! Innumeracy in the Wild: Misunderstanding and Misusing Numbers examines numbers, psychology, communication, and their effects on making crucial decisions and living healthier and wealthier lives. Follow me on Twitter @ellenpetersjdm.”


Lisa Silverman Meyers C’90 WG’97 writes, “My father, Joe Silverman C’52, has been complaining that he never sees my name in the alumni magazine, so in the interest of family harmony, I’m writing about what I’m up to. After a long and wonderful time at Viacom/Nickelodeon, where I ended up looking after Operations and Strategy for our $2 billion international Consumer Products and Location Based Entertainment businesses, I recently joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as their first head of Global Licensing and Partnerships. I grew up going to the Met, which nurtured a love of different cultures and history, so it has been a particular honor to put my experience to work for this wonderful institution. I remain extremely busy with this work despite the pandemic, and I am greatly looking forward to the museum’s reopening at the end of the summer. I remain a lifelong New Yorker, living in Washington Heights with my husband Pete Meyers and daughters Esme and Willa.”

Michele Patrick G’90 has written a new book, Haunted Prague: Stories of Spirits, Sorcerers, and the Supernatural. From the press materials: “The book’s 39 supernatural tales provide a unique window on the very spirit of Prague, its history and people.” Michele also served as senior speechwriter for Penn President Amy Gutmann from 2010 to 2011.


Heather Fudala C’91 see Lisa Niver C’89.

Pratyoush Onta G’91 Gr’96 and Mark Liechty Gr’94, in collaboration with two other colleagues, cofounded a biannual academic journal, titled Studies in Nepali History and Society, in 1996. Pratyoush writes, “Mark and I have continued to edit the journal for nearly 25 years, making it the premium journal of Nepal studies globally. We have no immediate plans to retire from editing duties.” Mark is a professor of anthropology and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pratyoush is a research director at Martin Chautari, a not-for-profit research organization in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Hon. Robert R. Prisco C’92 was appointed as a New Jersey State Workers’ Compensation Judge on January 4, 2018. He currently sits in both the Plainfield Vicinage and the Trenton Vicinage.


Helen Eaton C’93, CEO of Settlement Music School [“Arts,” Mar|Apr 2018], is the recipient of the 2020 Arts Education Award. The national award is given to people or organizations who “provide transformational leadership in arts education through strategic planning, strong programming, and the engagement of partners to achieve community goals.” Helen is the first person affiliated with a Philadelphia organization to receive this award.

Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 and Kiera Reilly C’93 write, “The Class of 1993 is still continuing to Zoom and connect. While our weekly sessions have transitioned into monthly calls, we enjoy connecting with our classmates virtually around the world to check in and learn something from each other. We had fun during our June Zoom call, escaping together to discuss favorite travel memories. Thank you also to Jill Abramovitz C’93, Michael Sluchan C’93, and Mark Kaufman C’89, for sharing their experiences working in entertainment—writing, acting, and producing scripted series and live performances both before and during the pandemic. Connect with our class in our Facebook group—Penn Class of 1993—to make sure you receive notices about our future Zoom gatherings.”

Toni Egnal Mandelbaum C’93 has written a new book, Attachment and Adult Clinical Practice: An Integrated Perspective on Developmental Theory, Neurobiology, and Emotional Regulation.

Edward Palm Gr’93 has written a new book, Tiger Papa Three: Memoir of a Combined Action Marine in Vietnam. From the book’s press materials: “His memoir recounts his experiences fighting with the South Vietnamese, his readjustment to life after the war, and the circumstances that prompted him to join the Corps in the first place.”

Robert E. Sanchez WG’93 has been elected by United Way of Miami-Dade to serve as board chair for a two-year term. Robert is chairman and CEO of Ryder System, the truck rental and transport supply company where he has worked for more than 20 years.


Mark Liechty Gr’94 see Pratyoush Onta G’91 Gr’96.


Robert Francis C’95 is CEO and president of Planned Companies, which provides janitors, maintenance workers, front desk concierges, and security staff for businesses and residences. Robert reports that, during the pandemic, Planned Companies funded $500,000 into a COVID-19 Immediate Response Program, which allows current employees to apply for grants of up to $300. The firm also donated masks to two New Jersey nursing homes. In addition, Planned Companies launched a COVID-19 Disinfecting Service Program at a time when many facilities were preparing for the reopening of public spaces; and developed a set of Commercial and Residential Reopening and Rapid Response Guidelines, and a Disinfecting Procedural Booklet.

Dorian Mazurkevich C’95 was recently appointed as US regional intellectual property attaché for Eurasia for the US Department of Commerce. He is based in the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Dr. Mollie Gordon C’00 is coeditor of a newly released book, Human Trafficking: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Mollie is an associate professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and codirector of the school’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program.

Jennifer Lundquist G’00 Gr’04, a professor of sociology and senior associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst, writes, “I have a book that will be published with University of California Press in February 2021, coauthored with two of my former PhD students. Titled The Digital Dating Divide: Race and Desire in the Era of Online Dating, it will be the first comprehensive look at how the contemporary context of neoliberalism, consumerism, and the rise of new digital technologies have given rise to a unique form of digital-sexual racism in the era of online dating.”


Matthew Asada C’02 W’02 has been assigned as the deputy commissioner general of the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. He writes, “Expo 2020, the next World’s Fair and first to take place in the Middle East, will now take place from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. If you haven’t been to a World’s Fair (yes, we still do those!), this one will be worth a visit. For more info on the US Pavilion, visit We’re looking forward to having some great American speakers and performers during the six months, so please get in touch if interested.”


Doug Calidas W’03 has been appointed legislative director for US Senator Amy Klobuchar. Previously, he was her deputy legislative director.


Kimber Domke W’04 EAS’04 writes, “After 12 years of coaching Pilates, fitness, and nutrition in New York and Hong Kong clubs, I’m proud to have refined my eye for detail down to the millimeter via Zoom coaching. Supporting the health (and immune system!) of those recovering from COVID or just navigating the rapidly changing world environment has been a silver lining despite all the grief in the world. I invite alumni contact at  Cheers to fitness (and veggies) keeping us feeling sane and connected and strong during these very unique times.”


Sathvik “Vik” Tandry W’07 see Abigail Seldin C’09 G’09.


Jill Kahn Marshall C’08 has been promoted to partner at the law firm Reavis Page Jump LLP. Jill represents individuals and corporations in the areas of employment law, litigation and dispute resolution, and healthcare.


Ethan Schrum Gr’09 writes, “Cornell University Press published my first book, The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II, in June 2019. This book should be of interest to Gazette readers, as it has two chapters largely devoted to Penn’s importance among American universities in the 1950s and 1960s. The book was the subject of roundtable discussions at the History of Education Society and Society for US Intellectual History conferences in 2019 and has been reviewed in the New Republic. In other news, I was promoted to associate professor of history at Azusa Pacific University in California and served on the university’s strategic planning leadership team for 2019–20. I also received a fellowship from the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University to spend the 2020–21 academic year in residence there as a visiting research scholar.”

Abigail Seldin C’09 G’09, CEO of the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, has teamed up with Sathvik “Vik” Tandry W’07, cofounder and CEO of FormSwift, to create a new tool to assist college students with their federal financial aid. Abigail writes, “SwiftStudent is a free digital tool that lives on Vik’s company’s platform. SwiftStudent allows students to customize letters to submit to their appropriate school officials requesting additional aid, providing all of the necessary information they’d be asked for.” Find out more at


Robert J. Alexander GEd’12 has been named dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management at the University of Rochester.


Marina Heskel C’14 see Marci Kislin Heskel W’82 and Mitchell Heskel C’82.


Dr. John Michael Barraza Jr. GM’17, an interventional radiologist, has joined the medical team at Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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