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Myron V. Harrison, C’26, Philadelphia, writes that “my wife, Beatrice, and I recently flew and cruised to Alaska, and to the Panama Canal — in our nineties and in good health. We are now (Deo volente) awaiting the celebrations of our 70th anniversary in December of this year and my 100th birthday in 2002.”


A. Warner Balen, WEv’34, Plymouth Meeting, Pa., writes that he has had one poem published, and one selected to be published, by the National Library of Poetry.

Walter A. Chudson, C’34, Larchmont, N.Y., writes that in recent years, he has enjoyed giving amateur recitals of classical piano to senior citizens in Westchester County. An “international civil servant,” at the Bretton Woods conference and at the United Nations from 1946 to 1980, he retired as senior economic adviser in the U.N. secretariat in New York City. He also recently served as professor of economics at Columbia University. He was recognized by the U.N. General Assembly in 1970 for dedicated service to the U.N. since its inception. “As a life-long student and researcher of economic theory and policy, I span the turbulent era from Penn professors Patterson and Scholtz (the standard text), to Paul Samuelson’s Economics — and still hopefully learning.”


Eleanor Weber Griffitts, CW’40, Lincoln City, Ore., is on her third novel; the second is with an agent “but only rejections so far.” She writes that at 78 she is “active, but slowly slowing down. Had a great life: four children, travel (Europe, China — the best!),” and was a veteran, serving in the WACs.She writes that she would love to hear from anyone who remembers her.


Robert H. Brunker, C’50, Oakdale, Calif., and his wife, Beverly Buck Brunker, CW’51, celebrated their 45th anniversary on July 5. For 43 years he has managed his family’s 9,340-acre cattle ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Rancheria del Rio Estanislaus.

Russell Sherman, MtE’50, and Shirley Ostroff, CW’50, e-mail that they have been married for 13 years and are living in Santa Monica, Calif. They have between them five daughters and four granddaughters. Shirley is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Pasadena. Russell, for the past 24 years, has been a metallurgical consultant for industrial concerns, law firms in product-liability cases and expert witness in murder cases including the Hillside Strangler case. He was recently made a Fellow in the ASM International.

Edward C. Driscoll, C’51, Philadelphia, was presented with the Award of Merit from the alumni society of the William Penn Charter School. He is CEO of the L. F. Driscoll Company, construction manager of such Philadelphia landmarks as One Liberty Place, the Rittenhouse Hotel, the CoreStates Center; and also renovations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Hotel DuPont and the MBNA Corporate Center in Delaware. He recently served as chair of the trustees of Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Florence Levin Denmark, CW’52, Gr’58, New York City, received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (of the Committee on International Relations in Psychology) in 1996. A sometime president of the American Psychological Association, she is known for her research and writing on the interactions of status and gender.

Donald N. Leff, W’52, Wallkill, N.Y., participated in the three-day, Boston-New York AIDS Ride 3 in September. He writes that he had been “seriously training each day to complete the ride on a bike and not on a stretcher.” He had heard about the ride from guests at Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, which he co-manages with his wife, Audrey Leff, and was “inspired by the camaraderie” since the ride’s inception and as “many friends and associates have been affected by the disease.”

Jeanne Korns Clark, Nu’53, Old Lyme, Conn., taught English in Poland for three weeks in April as a volunteer with Global Volunteers, and this month will be a volunteer again, on Midway Island, counting albatross and other sea birds.

Dr. Freda Lozanoff, CW’54, Woodmere, N.Y., an attending ER physician at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, was elected president of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society in May — “the first time a woman has assumed the leadership position of the osteopathic profession in New York State.”

Lawrence J. Butwin, W’55, Woodmere, N.Y., has stepped down as president of his family’s insurance company, the Nathan Butwin Group, based in Great Neck, N.Y., and now serves as its chair; his two sons are now co-presidents and his daughter is vice president.

Virginia A. Lucas, Nu’55, GNu’63, Trenton, N.J.,was recently promoted to professor of nursing at Mercer County Community College. A former flight nurse who had served in that role in Vietnam, she retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel.


David Auten, C’60, L’63, Philadelphia, a partner in the law firm of Reed, Smith Shaw & McClay, was recognized for excellence in real estate law by being listed in the 1997-98 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Dr. Marc H. Brodsky, C’60 , G’61, Gr’65, Washington, D.C., currently executive director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, a non-profit publisher and service association of learned societies, and his wife, Vivian Simon Brodsky, CW’65, a former social worker who serves as an adjunct professor at Catholic University, write of the marriage of their son, Alexander S. Brodsky, C’92, G’93, who graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at MIT, to Dr. Natasha Kablaoui, at West Park, N.Y., on June 28.

Dr. Adele Marcus Scheele, Ed’60, Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of the career center at California State University at Northridge and a career strategist who appears on The Today Show, has written The Good Student Trap, published by Simon & Shuster/Kaplan. Her Skills for Success, in its 15th printing with Ballantine, was revised this year.

Dr. Marvin W. Makinen, C’61, M’68, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Chicago, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for magnetic-resonance studies of metallo-ribozymes; he is spending this academic year on sabbatical at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National High Field Magnet Laboratory at Tallahassee, Fla., developing new approaches to study the catalytic action of ribozyme molecules. Since 1991, he has served as the only American member and permanent consultant to the Swedish-Russian Working Group on the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (a bilateral, government-level commission appointed to carry out archival research to determine the fate of that Swedish diplomat, after his arrest and incarceration under the former Soviet government.)

Mark Segal, W’62, Las Vegas, is one of three consumer debtor attorneys serving on the tax-advisory subcommittee of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.

Dr. Natalie Hevener Kaufman, CW’63, Columbia, S.C., professor of government and international studies at the University of South Carolina, has co-written a guide to the alphabet murder stories of Sue Grafton, which is to be published by Henry Holt. This spring, she spent a sabbatical in Ireland, working on a book on international law and the family.

Warren A. Goldstein, W’64, has become “Of Counsel” to the New Orleans law firm of Smith, Jones & Fawer, LLP. He shall concentrate his practice to consulting on state civil law, finance law, and litigation evaluation, with a view to non-judicial dispute resolution.

Anne Sceia Klein, W’64, ASC’65, head of a public relations consultancy in Marlton, N.J., has co-written a chapter on establishing a successful public relations program in Get Ready-Get Set-Go-Go-Go! A Marketing Primer for Home Health Care Professionals, published by the Visiting Nurses Association of America.

Edward E. Kaufman, W’66, ended 21 years as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., to take up a senior lecturing fellowship at Duke University, where he co-chairs Duke’s Center for the Study of Congress. He also is a partner in a research and consulting firm, Online Resources, Inc., in Falls Church, Va.

Roger Ruttenberg, C’66, e-mails that he has co-founded another real estate firm, Atlas Partners, LLC, based in downtown Chicago. As president, Biff will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the firm which will include providing real estate advice for institutions that have an interest in real estate but no real estate department. (The primary client is an asset-based lender which has taken all of the personal property as collateral, and now is faced with a problem that involves the real estate owned by the borrowing company.) Atlas Partners also undertakes selected retail-brokerage assignments and build-to-suit and sale/leaseback situations.

Wendy Sachs Bernstein, CW’67, Bloomington, Ind., wrote that she is in Florence. Having studied art there with the Indiana University summer program this summer, she is spending a year there with her artist/professor husband on his sabbatical. She hopes to be reachable through e-mail at [email protected]

Barbara Berger Opotowsky, CW’67, New York City, was named executive secretary and chief administrative officer of the New York City bar association in May. She previously had served as president of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York since 1978.

Dr. Jerome D. Williams, C’69, associate professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University, has accepted a two-year appointment as a visiting senior fellow at the National University of Singapore.


Sam Gugino, C’70, has become the Tastes columnist for The Wine Spectator. His first book, Eat Fresh, Stay Healthy, was just published by Macmillan.

Gary F. Roth, C’71, Manalapan, N.J., has been promoted to assistant vice president for legal & business affairs in the performing-rights department of BMI, the music licensing organization. He will supervise legal matters involving BMI’s affiliated songwriters, composers, and publishers, as well as counsel staff on copyright and other areas. He joined the performing-rights deptartment after having spent 22-1/2 years in the legal department, first as a staff attorney upon graduation from law school in 1974, then senior attorney in 1986, and recently as senior legal counsel in 1993. “I am also active in the N.Y. State Bar Association, as co-chair of the music & recording-industry committee of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, and as a member of the executive committee and chair of the entertainment-law committee of the Corporate Counsel Section. In addition, I am the Internet liaison for the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and a director and treasurer of BMI Foundation, Inc.”

Dr. Mary Cullinan, CW’72, is starting her second year as dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at California State University, Stanislaus.

Ken Ulansey, C’73, e-mails “with an update from Philly: I’ve been busy touring as a musician, producing, and playing on jazz, folk and New Music CDs, running my thriving wedding band (which specializes in Klezmer, Swing, Latin, Zydeco and Motown), but mostly keeping up with my 20-month old son, Benjamin, with lots of help from my wife, Cynthia Heller. So much for that MA in Psych! Feel free to e-mail at [email protected]“.

Larry Lipkis, G’75, e-mails that his piece, Harlequin, a bass trombone concerto, was premiered on May 23-25 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The work, a picaresque tone poem about the familiar character from the Commedia dell’Arte, was commissioned by the Philharmonic’s trombonist, Jeffrey Reynolds. The Los Angeles Times review noted “the work has the makings of a popular classic.” Larry is currently composer-in-residence and chair of the music department at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. He is also a member of the Baltimore Consort, the early-music ensemble which performs and records popular music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Judy West, CW/GEd’75, Yardley, Pa., has recently started her own business: English That Works provides communication-skills training at the workplace for employess who speak English as their second language.

Dr. Norman A. Ernst Jr., C’76, M’80, an anesthesiologist, was appointed associate medical director of GHI, a not-for-profit health-services corporation operating in New York state.

Dr. Anthony Colpini, C’77, is chief of orthopaedics at Moncrief Army Hospital, Fort Jackson, S.C. “I am married to Paige Warren Colpini and we have three children: Ty (11), Austin (nine), and Caroline (four). My 19-year career in the army has included assignments in Germany, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia. I will retire from the army next year and enter into private practice. To my knowledge, there is no alumni association here in Columbia, but I see Bruce Greenberg, W’78, regularly at elementary-school functions, Cub Scouts, and at the Little League baseball park.”

Charles Y. Huang, C’77, WG’79, e-mails from Taipei that he is “now a proud father of three children and running a small boutique consulting firm I started 11 years ago. I finished my MBA at Wharton following a few years of tormenting indoctrination to quantum mechanics. Wharton redirected me to the business world; a short stint at Exxon followed by a few years at Booz & Allen as a management consultant. Dear friends: Ron (so you are a doctor?), Sharon (are you still involved in West Philly projects?), Steven (so you got your Ph.D. — I know you are the type), Robert (the infamous cellist from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where are you?), Judy, Joyce, and of course, Miriam, and many, many of you out there, we have shared so much during the most important part of our lives. Looking back, my heart is filled with warmth and everlasting youth. What excitement and joy it is as I begin to recall moments as we shuffle between library and chem labs and as we round-up to head for dining commons at the Quad, Hill House. Just a few lines to celebrate our 20th anniversary; may we re-kindle our past in the next 20 years” (his e-mail address: [email protected]).

Dr. John DeMaio, C’78, M’82, e-mails that “in May of this year I began pursuit of my third University of Pennsylvania degree when I became a student yet again, this time in the Wharton School, Class of 1999. I am presently submerged in the two-year Wharton executive MBA program. The experience of being a Penn student yet again (now at the age of 41, and while employed) has been at once both thrilling and a bit daunting. The intensity of my new Penn educational experience and the closeness it engenders amongst my WEMBA classmates brings me back to my joyous, treasured years as a Penn undergraduate living at Stouffer College House, and then with my classmates at Penn Med. This time, though, the icons of passage are — instead of a white lab coat and a stethoscope — a business calculator and a laptop computer!” He served until July as chief of neonatal-perinatal medicine and medical director of the neonatal ICU at Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center in Wynnewood, Pa., and in the fall joined the faculty of Allegheny University of the Health Sciences with clinical, teaching, and administrative activities at the new Allegheny University Hospital for Women and at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Gail Altsher Jasne, W’78, and her husband, Hugh G. Jasne (an attorney in private practice in White Plains and New York City), announce the birth of their first child, Allison Altsher Jasne, on May 19. Until recently, Gail was chief financial officer at Bethel Health Care Center, a sub-acute skilled nursing facility in Connecticut; this fall, she launched a healthcare consulting company.

Suzanne McLeod, CW’78, “I got married to David Maybury last year and gave birth on May 1, to Eleanor Nora McLeod Maybury in Cambridge, Mass. I would love to hear from Penn classmates: I can be reached at [email protected]“.

Ilene Meyers Miller, C’78, is director of communications for Robern, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end bathroom accessories and a division of the Kohler Co. “My husband Steven (a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley) and I have two wonderful children, Sara (nine) and Max (six). We live in suburban Philadelphia.”

Dr. Karen Overall, CW/G’78, V’83, writes that she finally completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, and that her book, Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals, was published by Mosby this year. Currently, she runs the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a residency in behavioral medicine in 1989. She is one of only 16 specialists in behavioral medicine worldwide certified by the American Board of Veterinary Behaviorists. She is married to Dr. Arthur E. Dunham, professor of biology at Penn.

Lt Col. John F. Stankowski III, C’78, Yorktown, Va., is the senior maintenance officer for the 71st Fighter Squadron “Ironmen.” John’s Air Force duty travels include the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. John, his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter, Nicole, enjoy boating on the Chesapeake when he is home.

Ronald E. Alper, W’79, e-mails that “my wife, Lisa, and I had twins on March 17: Michael Justin and Marissa Stephanie.

Gerri Black, CGS’79, GEd’89, assistant professor of English at Atlantic Community College in Mays Landing, N.J., was awarded tenure there, where she has been teaching for five years. “I love my job — and have even helped several students in the process of transferring to Penn!”

Jonathan Lansner, C/W’79, has been named business columnist for The Orange County Register. He has worked for the newspaper for 11 years and lives in Trabuco Canyon, Calif., with his wife, Marianne, and his daughter, Rachel (three).

Dave Lieber, C’79, Fort Worth, a newspaper columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, announced that he and his wife, Karen, gave birth to a son, Austin James, on May 2. Within three days of his birth, young Austin had a column published in the Star-Telegram describing his birth. See also Dave Lieber’s feature, pp.35-38 of this issue.

Dr. Anthony Mishik, C’79, is a partner in West Deptford Pediatrics, in Wenonah, N.J., which caters to the special needs of teenagers — and books longer appointments for them to make sure all of their questions get answered. “Sometimes teenagers need a little extra time,” he writes.

Donna Rubin, SAMP’79, has been a computer programmer for almost 15 years, eight as a consultant. “I had two poems published in 1996 in small magazines, one here, one in Canada, and am pursuing more. I am also a singer; I’m involved with Sweet Adelines International — barbershop singing for women, a cappella. I’m single and share my place with a wonderful cat. Would love to hear from old classmates. I can be e-mailed at [email protected]“.


Marc Brown, C’80, “I’m writing to say that my wife, Amy, and I live in Agoura, Calif., with our two children, Bryan and Hilary. I was recently promoted to vice president of on-air promotions at Playboy TV Networks.”

Joseph Danowsky, C’80, and his wife, Sally Roll Danowsky, C’82, write to announce the birth of their first child, Louis Joseph, on January 15. Joe, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is a managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., in New York City, where he specializes in corporate and securities law. Sally, a graduate of Columbia Law School, now is “indefinitely, temporarily retired” from her practice as a trusts and estates attorney. The family resides in Short Hills, N.J.

Joan Carroll Leonard, SAMP’80, an occupational therapist specializing in hand rehabiliation, was recently elected a commissioner of Collingswood, N.J. In her new role, she “hopes to extend and expand the spirit of volunteerism that makes Collingswood such a wonderful town.”

Charles Bryan Baron, C’81, an attorney, reports that he has recently graduated summa cum laude with an LL.M. degree from Touro Law School, Huntington, N.Y. He concentrated almost exclusively in the law of trusts, estates, estate-planning and administration. He was also the valedictorian of the program and received an award for the best-published article: “The International Legal Status of Jerusalem,” published in Touro International Law Review. Charles lives in Cedarhurst, N.Y., “with his wife, Naomi, and children Yael (C’2006), Nathan Jacob (C’2007), and Sarah Shari (C’2017).”

Howard Bunsis, W’81, is “an assistant professor of accounting at Southern Methodist (no I did not convert) University in Dallas, where I have been since 1992.” He teaches both undergraduates and MBAs, and this fall teaches financial-statement analysis. “On a personal level, I am married for eight years, and my wife is a benefits manager with the Sabre group of American Airlines. We have one wonderful baby boy, Sam, who is 19-months-old, and definitely the cutest child ever born.”

Dr. David Sable, W’81, M’86, and his wife, Priya, announce the birth of their son, Nikhil Doran Sable. David is associate medical director of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. The Sables live in New York City.

Dr. Wayne N. Frankel, C’82, Bar Harbor, Maine, received a Ph.D. in genetics in 1987 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and did his post-doctoral training at Tufts University School of Medicine before he joined the Staff of the Jackson Laboratory in 1992 to do research on the genetic basis of epilepsy and other inherited disorders. So far, Wayne has published over 50 scientific papers (despite his Penn career-adviser’s advice that his grades were not good enough to get into graduate school). While at Einstein, Wayne met Dr. Verity A. Letts, also a geneticist, and they were married in her native Canterbury, England, in 1986. Wayne and Verity recently adopted their first child, Jacob Matthew, and are cherishing every minute of parenthood.

Elaine Wohlmuth Perry, W’82, an attorney for the FDIC in New York, and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Perry (with their daughter, Allison), announce the birth of twin daughters, Jessica and Lauren, on October 10, 1996.

Michael I. Raschid, C’82, recently became a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he is a member of the international-practice group. He lives in Great Falls, Va., with his wife, Karen, and children, Miranda (two) and Derek (one).

Laurie Mines Reynolds, C’82, and her husband, Christopher, announce the birth of their second child, Justin Douglas, on July 2, 1996. Justin was welcomed home by his sister, Emily. “I am currently a senior clinical scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Wallingford, Conn.”

Dr. Deborah Wong, C’82, has been named director of the Center for Asia Pacific America at the University of California, Riverside.

Lisa Getzov Radov, C’83, and Jay Radov, L’84, announce the birth of their fourth child, Susan Joy, on May 21.

Thomas C. Huber, C/W’83, Philadelphia, was married on May 24 to Jennifer M. Livingston, of Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. He is a vice president and senior portfolio manager of the Wilmington Trust Co.

Dr. Marla E. Leen-Ravin, C’84, a surgeon podiatrist in Summit N.J., and her husband, Steven B. Ravin a bankruptcy attorney, announce the birth of their second child, Samantha Brooke Leen Ravin, on November 11, 1996, who joins a brother, Maxwell Ethan. The family resides in Mountain Lakes, N.J.

Michael B. Singh, C’84, e-mails that “after nearly one and a half years working in Berlin for a German software company, I have accepted a position with Westmark Realty Advisors in Los Angeles where I am an investment manager of their commercial mortgage loan fund.”

Lauren Coleman-Lochner, C’85, a newspaper reporter, and David Lochner, W’86, who manages a textile company, announce the birth of Ethan Joseph on May 9. Ethan joins his parents and sister, Alison, at home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Carlos J. Deupi, W’85, is an attorney living in Miami. He is of-counsel to the law firm of Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, where he specializes in mergers & acquisitions and international transactions. Carlos and his wife, Amy, a schoolteacher, are the parents of Isabella Maria, two years old (his e-mail address is: [email protected]).

Pamela M. Kimel, C/W’85, WG’89, announces her engagement to Dr. Neal Epstein. The couple was married in September and reside in West Hartford, Conn.

Jennifer Whitlock, C’85, Allentown, Pa., was just promoted to assistant supervisor of the family-therapy program at Catholic Charities, Washington, N.J., and she still writes freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. Next year, she’s getting married to Adrian Meerman, a furniture designer in New York City.

Ginger Crunden Cruz, C’86, e-mails from Guam that Bruce Montgomery made a splash there when he flew out to be the guest speaker for the first Performing Arts Scholar Awards (by which two local high-school students were given $3,000 college scholarships). “Monty’s talk was inspirational and entertaining, and delivered just 10 minutes after stepping off the plane — which had been delayed a day in Hawaii. Without missing a stride, he hit the mark and wowed the audience. Monty also was awarded a resolution from the Guam Legislature, and given an ‘Ambassador at Large’ by the governor … He visited with Penn alums on Guam, including [local club president] attorney Pat Wolff, C’70, GEd’71, G’74, and spent some time with me, too! It was wonderful being able to show Monty our special corner of the world.”

Greg Slayden, C’86, Seattle, writes that he climbed Alaska’s 20,320-ft.-high Mt. McKinley (also called Denali), the highest mountain in North America, on May 27. That makes him the 54th person to have climbed the highest mountain in all 50 states of the United States. When he is not mountain-climbing, he works as a computer mapmaker at Microsoft.

Dr. David L. Hildebrand, C’87, received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation addresses contemporary issues in metaphysics and epistemology and is entitled “Undercutting the Realism-Antirealism Debate: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists.” He reports that extended periods away from his computer are the first item of new business (his e-mail address is: [email protected]).

Michael Landy, C’87, and Shari Landy announce the birth of their second child, Avi Daniel Landy, on May 2. He joins older brother, Jacob, in the Landy household in Gainesville, Fla.

Beth Berman Michelson, C’87, and Jamie Michelson, W’87, have recently moved to the Baltimore area with their two daughters, Rebecca (three) and Brooke (two).

Karen Brennan, C/W’88, e-mails that she got married on October 26, 1996, and is living in Atlanta where she has been working for Andersen Consulting since July 1994.

Diane Funk Vampatella, C’88, and her husband, John Vampatella, announce the birth of their second son, Justin Roger, on May 14. Their eldest son, Steven Philip, was born on September 5, 1995. They currently direct the Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of Connecticut. As a former member of the Penn volleyball team, she invites her teammates to contact her via e-mail at [email protected]

Karen Weintraub, C’88, and Michael Kuchta, C’88, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Caroline Sylvia Kuchta, on April 20. Karen is a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Va., putting her urban-studies degree to use covering the city of Virginia Beach and regional issues. (She was recently at Penn as a participant in a two-day conference “Connecting Conversations about Race and the Role of Journalists.”) Mike is an intern architect with Hanbury Evans Newill Vlattas & Co., a Norfolk architecture firm. He is putting his history and sociology of science degree to use in the preservation of historic industrial buildings on an Air Force base in Virginia. They have lived in Norfolk since 1994, where they were married in 1995. Before that they lived in Houston, where Karen worked for the now-defunct Houston Post and got a master’s degree in political science at the University of Houston, and Mike worked on his architecture degree at Rice University. “We invite friends to visit us for a beach weekend, but call first — the summers book quickly.”

John Budd, W’89, recently completed his Master of Management degree at Kellogg. He took the summer off to travel around the world and began working with the Boston Consulting Group in its Chicago office this fall (his e-mail address is [email protected]).

John Eric Emerson, EAS’89, received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in June. He is currently employed as the director of financial analysis and strategic planning for Jernberg Industries, an automotive supplier located in Chicago.

Sheila Monique Whittaker Francis, C’89, graduated from the North Carolina State University School of Design on May 10 with a Master of Architecture degree. She is currently an intern architect with Smith Sinnett Associates, P.A., in Raleigh, N.C. She and her husband, Garrick C. Francis, C’89, recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on June 1; they reside in Raleigh.

Jennifer Rand Stein, C’89, and Michael D. Stein, EAS’87, were married in Philadelphia on August 24, 1996, and live in Gaithersburg, Md. Jennifer is a litigation associate with the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Michael is with the D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey, specializing in intellectual-property law.


Dr. Chris Kager, C’90, M’94, e-mails that his wife, Dr. Stephanie Kager, C’89, finished her pediatric residency this past summer and has a job in the Cincinnati area. They were expecting their third child in October. “I have four more years to go in my neurosurgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and recently found out I passed my written neurosurgery board exam.”

Richard C. Paice, C’90, G’91, recently joined the Seoul law firm of Kim & Chang, one of the largest law firms in Asia and the largest in South Korea; he specializes in general corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.

Dr. Stephen Pakola, C’90, M’94, writes that he has joined Organon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company in West Orange, N.J., as a medical monitor in the CNS division. Previously, he was a senior medical scientist for Quintiles, Inc., a contract-research organization involved in the conduct of research trials.

Caleb Pollack, EAS’90, graduated from New York University School of Law in May. This fall he is an associate at Kenyon & Kenyon, the intellectual-property law firm in New York City.

Doug Rubin, C’90, graduated in June from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a master’s in public policy, receiving an award at graduation for the most outstanding thesis of his class. He is now back working as a political consultant with the consulting firm he set up in Boston with one of his Harvard professors. He lives in West Newton, Mass., with his wife, Stacy.

Alison Berger Saifer, W’90, attained fellowship in the Society of Actuaries in November 1996. She is now a health-care consultant (a consulting actuary) for the APEX Management Group, Inc. in Princeton, N.J.

Dr. Jennifer Gonell Flynn, C’91, and Sean Flynn, C’89, proudly announce the birth of their first child, Brian Raymond Flynn on May 5. They reside in New York, where Jenny is a third-year internal-medicine resident at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and Sean — pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology — began his clinical internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center this September.

Eunice D. Franklin, C’91, graduated from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta with an M.P.H. in May. In September, she began a Ph.D. program in social and behavioral sciences at the School of Hygiene and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

Pam Wachter, C’91, graduated from UNC Law (Chapel Hill) in 1994, clerked for a federal judge for a year and is now an associate in the Durham, N.C., office of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC. (she can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]).

Alexander S. Brodsky, C’92, G’93, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at MIT, married Dr. Natasha Kablaoui (who is in a postdoctoral position at Harvard University) at West Park, N.Y., on June 28; they honeymooned in Europe. He is the son of Dr. Marc H. Brodsky, C’60 , G’61, Gr’65, and Vivian Simon Brodsky, CW’65.

Chip Gross, C’92, earlier this year finished his MBA degree at Emory University, and is working as a consultant in the telecommunications and media practice of the IBM Consulting Group in Atlanta.

Jonathan Glaser, C92, married Alisha Wechsler on October 13, 1996; He is currently a Senior Consultant with Booz*Allen & Hamilton, Inc., in McLean, Va.

Deborah Steinsaltz Hochberg, C’92, and Edward Hochberg, W’89, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Amanda Jamie Hochberg, on December 18. Debbie is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in human resources at Temple University and Ed is the vice president of finance at PMA Reinsurance in Philadelphia. The family resides in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Arturo Samper-Salazar, GAr/GCP’92, was recently appointed director of the city-planning department of Santiago de Cali, the second largest city in Colombia.

Fredrick H. Zal, C’92, graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon on June 14. Following this celebration, Fredrick traveled to Europe on a travel scholarship for six weeks, studying the works of Sverre Fehn, Coop Himmelblau, Carlo Scarpa, and Gaudi.

Dr. Joseph A. Hilinski, C’93, married Paula M. Mathis on May 1. In addition, he received his doctorate in medicine from the SUNY Health Science Center of Syracuse on May 18, and started a residency in pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in June.

Deborah L. Corrado Hunt, CGS’93, and her husband, David E. Hunt, write to announce the birth of their first child, Alaina Gabrielle, on October 14, 1996.

Colin A. McGranahan, C/W’93, was promoted to manager at Kurt Salmon Associates in April and celebrated four years with the firm in July; KSA is a management-consulting firm specializing in the consumer-products and retail industries. In those four years he has worked with textile, apparel, and retail companies in strategy, marketing, corporate-restructuring, and process improvement.

Leslie Mag Poland, C’93, is currently working as a teacher in Connecticut. She married Christopher Poland on May 24 at the Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury. “We are both living in Cromwell, and are in the market for a house in the area with some land. Other than that, all is well.” Beth Torsone Houghton, W’94, was in the wedding; attending were Kristen Gartland, W’93, Kasumi Ito, W’93, Sangeeta Sahni, W’93, Alison Steinkamp, C’95, Laura Lowery, GEng’89, and Roberta Griff, C’95. “It was wonderful.”

Dr. Rachel B. Wagman, C’93, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in May and is doing her residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Derek Jokelson, W’94, and Jill Tilzer, C’94, were married on November 1. Jill is a consultant for Andersen Consulting; Derek graduated from Fordham University School of Law, took the Pennslyvania Bar in the summer. He now works at Jokelson and Associates, P.C. in Philadelphia. “with my father, Neil Jokelson, W’65, my mother, Nancy Gilman Jokelson, CW’67, my brother, David Jokelson, and my sister-in-law, Debra Kahn Jokelson, W’86, who gave birth in the summer to a baby boy, Max Jokelson.

Racquel M. Lowe, Nu’94, began “at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences in August as a first-year medical student on the sunny Caribbean island of Trinidad.”

Angela McNally, C’94, writes that after working for Ogilvy & Mather and living in New York City since graduation, she returned to school this fall to pursue a Ph.D. in English at Cornell University.

Marty Nelson, W’94, graduated from NYU School of Law in May and is working in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as an associate in the business and finance section.

Dr. Jonathan L. Prenner, C’94, completed his fourth year of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He recently won the National Upjohn-Wellcome Subspecialty Research Award for original research entitled “Predictors of Outcome after Perinatal Asphyxia.” He is currently in an ophthalmology residency.

Mark Christopher Roebuck, C’94, completed a Master of Music degree from University of Miami in May 1996, specializing in the music industry; he will complete an MBA in finance there in December.

Sara Coen, C’95, taught social studies at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, Mass., during her first year out of college. She went on to graduate school and this year received a master’s in teaching and curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is now teaching eighth-grade English in the Newton public schools. “I would love to hear from fellow Penn alums and can be reached at [email protected]“.

Michael Graves, W’95, has moved to New York City and is now a trader in the equity-derivatives group at CS First Boston.

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