The Hon. Edward R. Becker, C’54, became chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on February 1.
Avrom I. Doft, W’60, writes that he is thrilled with the birth of his first grandchild, Eliana Sophie Doft; her proud parents are Jacob W. Doft, W’91, and Suzanne Weiss Doft, C’92, and her other proud grandfather is William Weiss, W’65.
Dr. Michael Rosenzweig, C’62, Gr’66, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, was elected distinguished statistical ecologist of the International Ecological Congress (INTECOL) for 1998.
Prof. John Edgar Wideman, C’63, Hon’86, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the 1998 Rea Award for the Short Story. He had commented that in his writing classes he previously had dismissed the short story as ‘finger exercises’ for the novel, but had come to appreciate the difficulty and the poerty-like beauty that is possible in the form. “I’ve sort of converted myself to the form over the years as I’ve written more and more. It requires such high standards — it’s like a poem because no words can be out of place.”
Henry R. Silverman, L’64, New York City, president and CEO of Cendant Corporation, received the American Heritage Award from the Anti-Defamation League at a fundraising dinner in June. From his work in the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, to his involvement with Russian refusniks during the 1970s, and more recently, through his company’s sponsorship of the Inner-City Games, he had embodied “the ADL’s highest ideals and aspirations.”
Fern Levantine Wayne, CW’64, Penn Valley, Pa., has embaked on a new career: she has designed and now is producing a line of fine, hand-crafted knitwear for “the sophisticated woman who doesn’t feel compelled to dress like everyone else,” under the label Fern Wayne Designs. Her line, which makes extensive use of plush chenille yarns and antique buttons, will be featured in over 35 craft galleries, museum shops, and boutiques throughout the country this fall. Some of her works have appeared in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 1997 Art and Craft Show, and the American Craft Council shows in Baltimore, Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., and she was invited to participate in its inaugural Chicago show in May. Her husband, Norman Wayne, WG’68, is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of this rapidly growing startup venture; they can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com .
Richard Marker, C’66, New York City, has joined the Samuel Bronfman Foundation as executive vice president, responsible for leading its Jewish philanthropic and cultural initiatives. Previously, he was vice president of special projects.
Judith Segal Knee, CW’67, retired recently from Bell Atlantic Corp., after 30 years of work with the company in its human-resources and public-relations departments. She will spend her retirement years doing volunteer work for the causes she has always been passionate about — women’s rights and gay and lesbian rights.
Jonathan Varat, C’67, L’72, was appointed dean of the UCLA Law School. An expert on the federal-court system, he has taught at UCLA since 1976.
Colin A. Hanna, C’68, West Chester, Pa., was elected chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners; he is serving his third year as a commissioner.
Chiquita Clark Sorrels, CW’68, has started her own consulting firm, Caitlin Enterprises, in Silver Spring, Md.; it specializes in working with small businesses and individuals to help them select, set up, and learn to use PCs.
Dr. Frederick M. Herrmann, C’69, Lawrenceville, N.J., who is the executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, was recently named to the editorial board of Public Integrity, a quarterly journal addressing ethical concerns in local, state, national, and international affairs. The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws has just published the third edition of his Campaign Financing and Lobbying Bibliography.
Dr. Larissa Onyshkevych, G’69, Gr’72, Lawrenceville, N.J., returned earlier this year from Ukraine, where she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. She taught drama and literary translation at the Lviv Ivan Franko University, and also was a guest speaker at other universities. While there, she published in Ukrainian The Twins Shall Meet Again: An Anthology of Ukrainian Drama in the Diaspora, which she had edited.
Richard B. Teitelman, C’69, St. Louis, was sworn in as judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District in February. He had been executive director of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. He is legally blind.
Dr. Jacqueline Davidow, CW’70, Santa Cruz, Calif., has been named district bilingual coordinator for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. Her son, Jonathan, a student of medieval history at Humboldt State University, travels this month to Trinity College in Dublin to study Celtic history, culture, and language.
Dr. Nicholas Canny, Gr’71, professor of history at the National University of Ireland in Galway, e-mails that after a career publishing books and papers addressed to fellow historians, he “has finally produced something for the educated public — not sure how that entity can be defined, but certain it includes all Penn alums.” The book was launched, with great flair, at the famous Reform Club in London on May 27, and is the first of the five-volume Oxford History of the British Empire. This book of 21 essays, entitled The Origins of Empire, was edited by Dr. Canny and includes essays by Dr. Ned Landsman, Gr’79, and Dr. Richard S. Dunn, who was mentor to both at Penn. And it is “all set off with a colourful cover of a ship in a stormy sea.”
Donna Broker Epstein, CW’71, GEd’ 72, dbe1701@AOL.com, has joined Bu-chanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation as senior attorney. She e-mails that she is “delighted that my son, Eric J. Epstein, has just finished a fabulous freshman year in the Quad. Would especially love to hear from my sisters from Phi Sigma Sigma and from Class of 1972 folks with children at Penn.”
Elliott J. Hahn, C’71, L’74, ehahn@ cogent.net, a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Hahn, Bolson & Mendelson LLP, has been elected chair of the international-law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 1998-99, and has also been elected to the board of the British-American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. Elliott is an adjunct professor of law at U.S.C. Law School and a former chair of the international-law section of the State Bar of California. He has also been elected to the board of the International Student Center at UCLA. He, his wife Toby, and their three children reside in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Stephen G. Smith, C’71, editor of National Journal, in June was appointed editor of U.S. News & World Report. He had earlier served as founding editor of Civilization magazine.
Josephine B. Moore, CW’72, Pittsburgh, director of business development at Burt, Hill, Kosar, & Rittelmann Associates, has been promoted to senior associate.
Dr. Robert A. Silverman, Gr’72, is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.
Dr. Jeff Schoenwald, Gr’73, firstname.lastname@example.org, is at Schafer Corporation, Calabasas, Calif. “I have submitted a proposal to the California Energy Commision to apply chaos theory to model the Western United States electrical power-grid system for clues about how power outages propagate across the grid system. It’s like cardiac ventricular fibrillation, and chaos theory has been applied to gain insight to that problem.”
Dr. Richard Donze, C’74, West Chester, Pa., has been named corporate vice president for medical affairs at Chester County Hospital; he will continue to serve as medical director of the occupational-health center there.
Daniel A. Kasle, C’75, W’79, Port Washington, N.Y., was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in charge of managed care for the Metropolitan Jewish Health System. He was vice president and chief financial officer.
Lauri Miller Michel, CW’75, lmmichel@ msn.com, has recently relocated with her family to Hillsborough, N.C., having purchased the Hillsborough House Inn, a six-room bed & breakfast.
Dr. William J. Welsh, Gr’75, professor of chemistry and associate director of the Center for Molecular Electronics at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, is collaborating in a research project with two companies to apply new, computer-aided research methods to improve protease-inhibitor drugs to effectively target resistant strains of HIV.
William A. Bruno, W’76, WG’79, Ridgefield, Conn., has been appointed vice president of Greenwich Associates, where his responsibilities include managing the global research-services organization.
Jay Jackler, W’76, has joined the Syracuse, N.Y., firm of Dannible & McKee, LLP, as a tax partner. He is a trustee of Cazenovia College, and the Central New York Public Broadcasting Council. He also serves as treasurer of Penn’s central New York alumni club.
Steve Stecklow, C’76, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, has moved from Boston to the paper’s London bureau, where he will launch a new global investigative beat. He recently won his third George Polk award for a series of stories he co-authored on diet pills.
Mike Brand, W’77, e-mails that he changed jobs in April: he is now the chief financial officer at LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company in St. Louis.
Dr. Nancy Riley, C’77, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Bowdoin College in Maine, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. She specializes in Chinese demography, family, and marriage. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank.
Peter T. Shapiro, C’77, L’81, pshapiro@ jhcb.com, is a principal of Jones, Hirsch, Connors & Bull P.C., a Manhattan-based law firm where he practices commercial litigation with a concentration in employment law. He and his wife, Robin Cohen, have two children, Laura (11), and Elisa (eight), and live in Manhattan.
Andrew Brenner, W’78, WG’79, has been promoted to head of the global fixed-income trading of Fimat, a wholly owned subsidiary of Soci�t� G�n�rale. He lives in Katonah, N.Y., along with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, and son, Noah Rudman Brenner.
Marjorie Katz Forman, C’78, and her husband, Howard, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Zachary Aaron, on February 9. They live in Parsippany, N.J.
Dr. William Charles Hale, Gr’78, married Arlene E. Tibesar in Rochester, Minn., on July 25. They plan to live in Detroit, where he works with Hospice of Michigan.
Earle M. Forte III, C’79, a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, has been appointed to the board of Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia, serving on its finance committee. His wife, Dr. Deborah Woodbury Forte, M’93, gave birth to their first child, Thomas Teele Forte, on January 29. “Mother and son are happy and healthy.”
Marshall Heinberg, W’79, and his wife, Linda Rosen Heinberg, C’81, are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Simon Ross, on Mother’s Day. Marshall is a managing director in the investment-banking department at CIBC Oppenheimer, in charge of the industrial-growth and services group. Linda currently is in charge of Simon and his sister, Sophie, in New York City.
Melody Kimmel, C’79, was named partner at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, where she has worked for eight years; she is associate director of media and presentation training and also manages the New York office’s video-production capability. Melody and husband, Dan Nigro, live in Upper Montclair, N.J. Dr.
Peter G. Shields, C’79, Peter_G_Shields @NIH.GOV, Washington, D.C., an oncologist, has been tenured at the National Cancer Institute, where he runs a combined epidemiology and laboratory program studying the effects of genetics and the environment on cancer risk. Peter is also the chair of the board of a free medical clinic, La Clinica del Pueblo, where he has been a volunteer for 16 years. He has a wonderful family with his wife, Barbara Camens, L’82, and two wonderful boys, Jesse and Joshua (C’2014 and C’2016, maybe).
Leslie Esdaile, W’80, is a partner in Teamwork Productions, Inc., a new, multicultural film- and video-production company that was launched in Philadelphia this spring — adding to the city’s “rising reputation as the new Hollywood of the East.”
David L. Finger, C’80, is a Democratic candidate for attorney general of the State of Delaware; the election will be held in November.
Susan Friedman Becker, C’81, GCP’82, email@example.com, has been appointed director of development for the Institute for Education of Democracy, based in Hadera, Israel. “My family, husband Mitchel (clinical psychologist) and two sons, Yishai (11) and Micha (eight) and I have been living in Raanana for the past 12 years and invite Penn alumni to visit. Telephone number is 972-9-771-2185.”
Dr. William W M Cheung, D’81, GD’82, a dentist in Hong Kong, was elected to the International College of Dentists; he will be inducted into the organization at the annual meeting of the American Dental Association in San Francisco in October.
Peter E. Roth, C’81, WG’85, peter.roth@ foxpitt.com, was married to Michelle Weinreich, formerly of Sydney, at The Penn Club in New York City in January. They had met on a blind date arranged by two members of the Wharton MBA Class of 1984. Michelle has been in New York for over a dozen years and runs Michelle Bridal on 57th Street. At the wedding, there were more than 20 graduates of either the undergraduate or graduate schools. Professionally, he has been with Fox-Pitt, Kelton in New York and London since 1987 and currently serves as managing director in charge of investment banking. FPK is one of the largest, independent brokerage firms specializing in the financial-institutions sector. “I hope to hear from some of our classmates soon.”
Scott Allen, GAr’82, a principal with the Seattle firm of Olson Sundberg Architects, has become an owner of the company. He is currently project manager of the new law-school building for the University of Seattle.
Barbara L. Camens, L’82, BCAMENS@ EROLS.COM, Washington, D.C., opened her own law firm, Barr and Camens, on January 1. She specializes principally in union-side labor law and employee-benefit law. She is general counsel to the Newspaper Guild-CWA and its pension plan, and to Painters District Council No. 51 and its employee-benefit plans. Barbara is married to Dr. Peter Shields, C’79, and is “always proud of her two boys, Jesse and Joshua (C’2014 and C’2016, maybe).”
Jennifer Sachs Dahnert, C’82, dahnert@ frontiernet.net, and her husband, Steve, both work for Vassar College. Steve is the director of campus communications and assistant to the vice president for finance, and Jennifer is the director of development for leadership gifts. “We have two beautiful children, Sam (two-&-a-half years) and Ali (13 months). We love working in academe and enjoy the quality of life in the Hudson Valley of New York.” They had “a mini-reunion of some Penn friends, Lizanne Carroll Hanson, C/GEd’81, Patrice Merzanis, C’87, John Bernstein, C’82, WG’87, and Diana Davenport, WG’87, over the July 4th weekend at our home.”
Andrea Erdheim Gamlin, C’82, anderdgam @aol.com, is thrilled to finally announce her marriage to David Gamlin in July 1994, and the birth of “my two beautiful sons, Daniel, in December 1995, and Zachary, in April 1997. Dave and I relocated from Orlando [Fla.] to Charlotte [N.C.] when Danny was three months old, and while we miss Orlando, we love Charlotte. Dave’s promotion within Nabisco brought us here, and luckily my employer, Employee Health Programs, allowed me to continue to work from the house as a regional sales manager [part time since Zack’s birth]. I help companies develop and maintain drug-free-workplace programs and would love to speak with fellow alums about their workplaces. I am very lucky — great husband, great kids, great job.”
Dr. David B. Granet, C’82, dgranet@ ucsd.edu, is now director of pediatric-ophthalmology and ocular-motility services for the University of California, San Diego. He also hosts a local television show, Health Matters, and was just named to Best Doctors in America. “My wife, Lisa, and I have a precocious, future-Quaker son, Elijah, now three years old.”
Dr. David Gibboni, C’82, DJGibboni@aol.com, Havertown, Pa., joined Gomar- National Industries in the fall of 1996 as director of research for long-term projects; the company was bought by AlliedSignal in summer 1997. In February he was promoted to technology leader for Gomar, managing a group of 10 scientists.
Richard Glosser, W’82, and his wife, Cathy, are proud to announce the arrival of Zachary Hoffman Glosser on February 18. He is thriving and at three months is off-the-chart on height and weight. Zachary joins their daughter, Hannah (3), in our growing family. “On a professional note, as I approach my 10th anniversary at Sony, I recently became president of Columbia TriStar Interactive, our Sony Pictures Entertainment Web site, and executive vice president of Sony Online Entertainment, our commercial-games site.”
Henry Hoberman, C’82, L’85, has joined ABC, Inc., as vice president in charge of litigation and employment practices. He had been a partner in the media and communications group of the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler.
Marjorie Greenspan Kaufman, C’82, married Dr. David Kaufman at Estherwood, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., on March 21. She is a managing director with Towneley Capital Management in New York City, in charge of institutional and hedge-fund marketing. She received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago in 1984, and completed the chartered-financial-analyst program in 1996. Dr. Kaufman is a urologist in private practice in New York City and is also an assistant clinical professor of urology at Columbia University.
Stephen D. Lerner, C/G’82, L’85, slern@ one.net, a partner in the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, recently received the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Award, which honors greater Cincinnati’s top business leaders under the age of 40. Stephen concentrates his legal practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial transactions.
Erica Grody Levens, C’82, Baldwin, N.Y., firstname.lastname@example.org, and her husband, David, are proud to announce the birth of Terrence Jacob on March 25. He joins big brother Philip (two). Erica is the associate director of NBC’s Today Show and David is senior audio for the program.
Michele MacKinnon, C’82, GEd’83, and Stephen Atkinson, GLA’85, are living in London with their daughters, Hannah and Molly. Michelle is principal of an organization-development consultancy and Stephen is an associate at RMJM. They can be contacted at email@example.com.
Bill Spain, W’82, is now product-marketing manager for System Software at Dialogic Corporation in Parsippany, N.J. With wife Roberta, I now have three children: Melanie (nine), Brandon (six), and Alison (three).
David A. Vise, W’82, WG’83, received an honorary Doctor of Literary Letters degree from Cumberland University in May. A reporter with The Washington Post, he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for a series of articles he co-wrote; Eagle on the Street (1991), was based on those articles.
Sara G. Armstrong, W’83, assistant general counsel at SunGard Data Systems, has been appointed a vice president there. The Wayne (Pa.) applications-software company is also a provider of comprehensive computer-disaster-recovery services.
Dr. Kim A. Carmichael, GM’83, is associate clinical professor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Iris Gonzalez, C’83, Gonzalei@cna.org, e-mails that after spending the last several years as a defense analyst in the field supporting commands like Joint Interagency Task Force East in Key West, Fla., and US Southern Command in Panama, she is now in El Paso, Tex. “I am working on analyzing the impact of domestic counterdrug interdiction for Joint Task Force Six at Ft. Bliss, a big change from the lush tropics of Florida and Panama.”
Steve Lieberman, W’83, WG’87, and Risa Mathisson Lieberman, W’89, WG’93, had identical-twin girls, Alexa Brooke and Rebecca Jo, on March 17. Steve is a partner at Summit Financial Resources, a money-management firm; Risa is a product manager at American Home Products Corporation. They live in Morris Plains, N.J., and can be reached at SteveRisa@aol.com.
Dean Papademetriou, C’83, is a member of the City of Boston Board of Review, for which he directs the city’s property-tax-exemption program for nonprofit organizations. He recently gave a presentation to the Boston Bar Association on tax-exemption issues. His article on property-tax remedies will be published this month in the Boston Bar Journal.
Dr. George Prendergast, C’83, and Dr. Kristine Kushmeider Prendergast, C’83, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., announce the birth of their first child, Olivia Catherine, on 8 March. “She was introduced to Penn when we attended this year’s Alumni Day festivities on campus. A friend got her a (very small) Penn t-shirt, so she is all-ready to root for the home team.” In January, George was promoted to associate professor at the Wistar Institute and assistant director of its tumor-biology group. “My laboratory is studying a new tumor-suppressor gene, called Bin1, that we discovered in 1995. [It] is being developed for its therapeutic and prognostic/diagnostic applications in prostate, breast, liver, and colon cancers.” They also recently defined the mechanism of action of a novel class of nontoxic, anti-tumor chemotherapeutics that are currently in Phase-I trials.
Garabed Sarkessian, ME’83, firstname.lastname@example.org, recently moved from Erdenheim to Blue Bell, Pa.
Charles G. Amos Jr., ME’84, WG’92, and Tracey Griffins Amos, C’86, WG’93, welcomed their daughter Alexis Alexandra Amos to the world. Charles and Tracey have been living in the D.C. metropolitan area since 1992, currently in Silver Spring, Md. Charles is an associate with the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., in McLean, Va., and Tracey is a manager in the government-consulting practice of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, in Fairfax, Va.
Lisa Barkowski, EAS’84, was married to Daniel Quigley, on August 23, 1997. They spent their honeymoon on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass. Lisa was recently named director of employer marketing at Merck & Co., Inc., in West Point, Pa.
Beatrice Fitter Bernstein, EAS’84, bea. email@example.com, and Jay Bernstein announce the birth of their third child, Marc Seth, on June 24. They live in Glen Rock, N.J., along with Marc’s older sisters, Raizel (five) and Eliana (three). Beatrice is currently employed as a director of information technology at HBO.
Jaime C. Briseño, C’84, has left the Dartmouth admissions office and accepted an associate-director position at the Georgetown University undergraduate-admissions office. “The last two years at Dartmouth have been on the cold side but definitely enjoyable � looking forward to returning to D.C. and the civilized world.”
Frederic S. Eisenberg, C’84, Narberth, Pa., has been elected a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow & Young, where he practices in personal-injury, medical-malpractice, and product-liability law. He is married to Dr. Leslie Goehl, C’83, a clinical psychologist; they live in Narberth, Pa., with their sons, Max and Ben.
Curtis Penn, C’84, recently formed CWPA, Inc., a product development and marketing firm for the toy and craft industries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He, his wife, and two children live in Dix Hills, N.Y.
Lisa Sockett, C/W’84, has been named special assistant to the chief, Common Carrier Bureau, of the Federal Communications Commission. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two-year-old daughter, Melissa.
Susie Allen, C’85, graduated with an MBA and a master’s in public health from Tulane University in 1990. For the last several years, she worked at the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Louisiana State University, establishing a new Master of Public Health degree program. In July 1997 she left there to write the dissertation for a doctorate in public health. She was married in September 1997.
Neil Danzger, EAS/W’85, and Sharon Danzger, W’87, welcomed Adam Solomon into the world on June 16. Neil recently joined U.S. Trust Company of New York as a vice president and portfolio manager after six years at Morgan Stanley. The Danzgers, including big brother Benjamin, live in Tenafly, N.J.
Carlos J. Deupi, W’85, and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their son, Carlos Felipe Deupi Palma, on May 16; he weighed 7lbs. 7ozs. and measured 19 inches. Carlos Felipe has an older sister, Isabella Maria de la Fe, Esperanza y Caridad, who is almost four years old. Carlos, the father, is a corporate lawyer in Miami who specializes in mergers and acquisitions at the firm of Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson; he can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Anton Germishuizen, GAr’85, an architect with the Pittsburgh firm of Burt, Hill, Kosar, & Rittelmann Associates, has been promoted to principal in charge of architectural design. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches systems integration to senior students.
Regina Gelzer, C’85, and her husband, Gary Edelson, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Samuel Isaac Edelson and Benjamin David Edelson, on May 10 (Mother’s Day).
Cari Silverman Kraft, C/W’85, ckraft @omicron.com, was recently appointed managing director of Omicron Consulting’s Philadelphia-based, middle-market practice, helping regional businesses leverage advances in computer technologies. Cari lives in Abington, Pa., with her husband, Todd, and son, Pierce, who is now 2 1/2 years old.
Brooke Lawrence, C’85, firstname.lastname@example.org, moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in 1989, where she works as a line producer for television commercials. An avid cyclist, she has ridden in California AIDS Rides 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 (1994-98), from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to raise money for AIDS-related services.
Melinda Massoff, C’85, and husband, Marty Schwimmer, announce the birth of their second son, Matthew, March 31. “Matthew joins older brother Hal (March 24, 1996) in delaying completion of their mother’s Ph.D program in clinical psychology at New York University. You can interrupt her as well at email@example.com.”
Dr. Dan Silverman, C’85, daniel@cogsci. uiuc.edu, received his Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA in 1995, after two years in China in the late 80s. He is now an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Please take a look at my homepage, http://www.cogsci.uiuc.edu/ ~daniel/silverma.htm, for a full update.”
Natalie Monroe Thigpen, C’85, n.thigpen @ieee.org, is living in South Orange, N.J., with her husband, Rick, and their “brilliant and adorable, six-month-old daughter, Madeline Rebecca.” By day, Natalie is the marketing director for membership and member benefits at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a worldwide not-for-profit membership association for electrical engineers and computing professionals.
Johanna Vogel, C’85, and Daniel Hillman are proud to announce the birth of their second child, a son: Malcolm Thomas Hillman was born on November 4; he joins his big sister, Madeline Vogel. Johanna continues to work as a marketing-communications consultant to Morgan Stanley/Miller Anderson & Sherrerd outside of Philadelphia.
Kevin Aaronson, C’86, firstname.lastname@example.org, married Annette Baker in 1989; they live in Israel with their three children, Avigail (eight), Noa (six), and Yonah (three). Kevin received rabbinical ordination in 1993 and an MBA in 1994, and is now working for a venture-capital fund investing in Israeli-based start-up companies.
Edye Fox Abrams, C’86, finally left her first job in June to become vice president in charge of business development for Premier Seating, a theater-seating company, in Baltimore. This “allows me to work from home and spend more time with Abby (almost three), and new baby, Aerin (nine months). No complaints.”
Dr. David T. Blewett, C’86, dtb@sti. hawaii.com, Kaneohe, Hawaii, received a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii in December 1997; he had obtained a master’s in geology and geophysics there in 1994. His research concerned the use of telescopic- and spacecraft-imaging data in the study of lunar geology. He has accepted a position as a scientist with Science & Technology International, a Honolulu firm that builds instruments for environmental and military remote-sensing, as well as medical imaging. He is married to Dr. G. Gina Ling, a geologist at the Hawaii State Department of Health’s Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response.
Sandra Hughes Conklin, C’86, fconklin@ erols.com, and her husband, E. Foster Conklin Jr., would like to announce the birth of their first child, E. Foster Conklin III, on January 28. “I have left my job as sales administration manager at Coty to be a full-time mother for a while. We’re living in Englewood, N.J., and enjoying every minute of parenthood.”
Adam L. Frank, C’86, and Marnie Gordon Frank, W’87, e-mail that they have two wonderful children: Hannah and Alexander. “They’re keeping us on our toes. We both also recently changed jobs.” Adam is an associate in the trusts and estates department at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York City, and Marnie is a vice president at Angelo Gordon & Co., a money manager. Their new offices are both within walking distance of our apartment, and Adam has “actually made it home to see the kids for lunch once.”
Donna Smith Gottlieb, W’86, gottlieb@ bbtel.com, is currently living in Ft. Knox, Ky., “but will be on the move again soon, since that is the lot of the Army wife. I am seeing the world but usually the less-populated bits of it. I am enjoying not being on anyone’s payroll. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember me.”
Jonathan Guttenberg, C’86, jguttenber@ aol.com, and Randi Karmen were married on February 14. Jonathan is the vice president of new media for Bantam Doubleday Dell and Randi is a vice president at JP Morgan. They live in New York City.
Margaret Oliver Whelan, C’86, email@example.com, and her husband, Mark, “have survived our first year of twins. Future Penn crew-team members Madeleine Susan and Tavish Stephen were born on April 15, 1997. We live in Denver and have plenty of space for friends interested in a ski weekend who don’t mind finding soggy Cheerios in their ski boots.” Margaret is a senior consultant for DT Technologies, a local database-consulting firm.
Dr. Leslie B. Borow, C’87, received her M.D. from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in May. During the summer, she started her internship in internal medicine at University Hospital, Newark, N.J. In July 1999 she will begin a residency in anesthesiology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Leslie lives with her husband, Peter J. Anguilla, in Cranford, N.J.
Kathleen Kern Bowman, C’87, GEd’89, and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of their first child, Ryan Matthew Bowman, on June 15, 1997, weighing 8 lbs. 13 oz. Kathy is a senior research analyst at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education.
Sharon Danzger, W’87, and Neil Danzger, EAS/W’85, welcomed Adam Solomon into the world on June 16. Neil recently joined U.S. Trust Company of New York as a vice president and portfolio manager after six years at Morgan Stanley. The Danzgers, including big brother Benjamin, live in Tenafly, N.J.
Brian W. Esler, C’87, has joined the Portland, Ore., law firm of Miller Nash LLP as a new associate; he specializes in commercial litigation and appellate advocacy.
Steven M. Jeffes, G’87, looks101@ aol.com, wrote a book entitled, Appearance Is Everything, which has just been released and is now available in bookstores nationwide.
Cindy Rankin, C’87, Reading, Pa., was recently promoted to director of credit administration at Elverson National Bank, a nine-branch community bank based in Elverson. She had been employed at Meridian Bank in Reading since graduation.
Randi L. Dorman, C’88, who was a senior account manager, has been promoted to vice president at Interbrand Gerstman+Meyers, a brand- identity and package-design firm in New York City.
Lloyd W. Howell Jr., EAS’88, was promoted in April to principal with the management consulting firm Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., in McLean, Va.; he is a member of the organization and management team where he leads the efforts of the change-management and business-process reengineering group. He originally started with BAH in 1988; prior to returning to it in 1995, he earned an MBA from the Harvard School of Business in 1993, and was an associate with Goldman, Sachs & Co., 1993-5. Lloyd and his wife, Patricia, have been living in the northern Virginia area since 1995 where they are raising their two sons, Lloyd III and William.
Jonathan L. Mezrich, C’88, jmezrich@ rcdpc.com, received an MBA from New York University in May. He recently accepted a position as an associate at the Boston law firm of Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo, P.C.
Dara Grossinger Redler, C/W’88, and her husband, Daniel, announce the birth of their son, Jansen Bryce, on May 25. Jansen joins his big brother, Alec Brent, who is two-and-a-half years old. Dara is a senior attorney at Worldspan L.P. in Atlanta.
Steve Rubin, C/W’88, recently moved to Richmond, Va., to become assistant vice president for national operations for K Line America, the international shipping company. On March 18, he and his wife, Karen, celebrated the birth of their first child, Alexis Blaire.
Andrew Slavitt, C/W’88, married Lana Etherington in Santa Barbara, Calif., on September 8, 1996. Penn alums in attendance were Jeff Yurkofsky, C’88, and Rob Keil, W’88. “One thing led to another, and on April 13 of this year Lana and I were blessed with a baby boy who we have named Caleb Harrison Slavitt.”
Lt. Elizabeth A. Witthuhn, C’88, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, based in Bremerton, Wash.
Chuck Billups, C’89, billups.cw @ pg. com, and wife Beth, are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Theodore Anderson, on April 23. Theo joins big sister, Phoebe (1�). Chuck is an analyst for Procter and Gamble in Troy, Mich. He is working part-time on his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Desiree M. Campbell, C’89, G’90, dcampbell @mantech.com, was promoted in May to vice president and chief of staff of ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation, based in Fairfax, Va. She is responsible for strategic planning, policy & procedure, organization, and other operational matters for this $130-million information-technology firm.
Robert Holtz, W’89, and his wife, Mary, live in Greenwich, Conn., with their 10-month old baby boy, Tyler. Robert is a principal with the Greenwich-based hedge-fund operator, Wexford Management.
John Jacoppi, C’89, john.jacoppi@astra. us.astra.com, received his M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern in June.Necole Thurber Jacoppi, C’88, and he have a wonderful three-year old son, Spencer. John is a marketing-research manager for Astra Pharmaceuticals in Westborough, Mass. Necole is staying at home with Spencer and working on her novel.
Dr. Pamela Jones, EAS’89, M’95, jonesmd @leland.stanford.edu, e-mails that after graduating from SEAS, “I went to Houston and Rice University for a masters of chemical engineering. Since I really missed cheesesteaks, Breyers ice cream, and slush, I returned to Penn for medical school. In 1995, I moved across the country to Seattle for my internship. Finally, in 1996, I was able to make it to the Bay Area and Stanford to complete my residency in psychiatry, and another in child psychiatry which started in July.”
Sharyn Lubin Levitt, C’89, and Marc Levitt, C’89, announce the birth of their second child, Raquel Amanda, on March 25. Samuel Ari, their first, will be two years old in August.
Risa Mathisson Lieberman, W’89, WG’93, and Steve Lieberman, W’83, WG’87, had identical-twin girls, Alexa Brooke and Rebecca Jo, on March 17. Steve is a partner at Summit Financial Resources, a money-management firm; Risa is a product manager at American Home Products Corporation. They live in Morris Plains, N.J., and can be reached at SteveRisa@aol.com.
MarySue Liaw-Rother, Nu’89, suecat firstname.lastname@example.org, and her husband, John, welcomed their daughter, Melinda Claire, last October 25; she is the second child for them. They already have a son named John (or Jon-Jon). MarySue has been a cardiothoracic intensive-care nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., for the last nine years.
Meredith Kwartin Rusoff, C’89, mere@ nwu.edu, and David T. Rusoff, W’88, drusoff @foleylaw.com, Evanston, Ill., proudly announce the birth of their twin sons, Sam and Jonathan, on August 2, last year. During her very few free moments, Meredith is trying to finish her Ph.D. in British history at Northwestern University. David is a senior associate in the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner, where he specializes in financial-services law. They look forward to seeing old friends at Meredith’s 10-year reunion in May 1999, where they will also be celebrating the graduation of David’s niece, Julie Bierman, Class of 1999.
Brett Sirota, C’89, is co-founder of The Road Company, an independent theatrical-booking agency in New York City.
Keith Wasserstrom, W’89, L’92, has became a partner in the Miami office of Baker & McKenzie, “the world’s largest law firm. Along with partnership, and two kids, comes a new home — in Hollywood, Fla. I’d love to hear from friends. E-mail me at Keith.Wasserstrom@Bakernet.com or call, 1800.BakerMC, or (305) 789-8998.”
Arindam S. Basu, W’90, recently joined Genesis Merchant Group Securities as a telecommunications analyst in its research department. Previously, he was with BancAmerica Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, covering the wireless-infrastructure sector in the company’s technology group, and earlier, he was a director in the marketing organization at Pacific Bell Mobile Services, Inc., in Pleasanton, Calif. He had also worked for Ameritech, Inc., in Illinois and for the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago.
Seth Cohen, C’90, New York City, joined Home Mortgage Acceptance Corp., as a full partner, owner, and managing director. He was previously a senior loan officer with New York Mortgage Corp.
Dr. Ehud Gelblum, EAS/W’90, successfully defended his dissertation last January in electrical engineering (specifically, digital wireless communications), and after more than five years at AT&T Bell Labs, has decided to switch careers. In June he returned to his Wharton roots and began work in equities research at Merrill Lynch, covering the exploding telecom-services industry. He also got married two and a half years ago to Laura Crane, a makeup-marketing manager at Lanc�me, and for the time being, they still live in New York City.
Dr. Han-Leong Goh, C’90, goh@kennedy krieger.org, earned a master’s and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Florida. And he became a U.S. citizen in May 1994. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the neurobehavioral unit of the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Heerak Kim, C’90, Heerak_Kim@brown. edu, was in Jerusalem over the summer doing research; he is in a graduate program at Brown University, pursuing Judaic studies. “I have spent three wonderful years (1993-94, ’95-97) in Israel before, so I come back to a place of many good memories. Fortunately, I found a room in a three-room apartment in Ha-Naviim Street, near the City Hall, in less than half a day. Thanks are due largely to three friends who live in Israel.”
Yong Uk Kim, C’90, email@example.com, will marry Julian Lee on September 20. The two met while they were students at Johns Hopkins. Bernie is working in research for “a large nutraceutical company in New Jersey,” and Julian is a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Adam E. Kraidin, C’90, joined the New York law firm Moses & Singer LLP as a litigation associate in January.
James S. Markley, C’90, e-mails that he is returning to the U.S. and Philadelphia after spending the past five years in Prague, Czech Republic, mostly recently with Andersen Consulting. He has been accepted in Wharton’s MBA program, Class of 2000, and will begin in August.
Dr. Kim Mendelson, C’90, kmendels@ prodigy.net, received her M.D./Ph.D. from Tufts University in May, and is currently in surgical residency at East Carolina University/Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.
Seth Jonathan Miller, C’90, smiller@ nwu.edu, graduated from Northwestern University law school and received a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management; he was part of a joint-degree program there. He is pursuing a career in investment banking with the San Francisco firm of Hambrecht and Quist. He is the son of Carol and Harold J. Miller, W’54, firstname.lastname@example.org, of Elkins Park, Pa.
Dr. Armin Moshyedi, C’90, and his wife, Lori, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Lauren Alexis, on November 30. Armin and Lori were married in April 1996. Armin is in his fifth year of general-surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Tina Scott Polsky, C’90, e-mails that a year after graduating from Penn, she attended Columbia Law School and then practiced employment law in New York City for several years. Last year she joined Bankers Trust Company as a vice president of employee relations. “I’ve been very happily married to Jeffrey Polsky, a legal recruiter, for two years. And I still hang out with my Penn buddies: Nancy Weinstock Yecies, W’90, Victoria Voytek, C’90, WG’94, and Melissa Gleiberman, C’90.”
Dr. David Rigberg, C’90, p15057@mvs. medctr.ucla.edu, and Karen Tearston Rigberg, C’90, Karen_Rigberg@Toyota.com, are married and live in Los Angeles with Indy, their English bulldog. David is a general-surgery resident at U.C.L.A.; Karen is in-house counsel for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Randy Sanson-Tedori, EAS’90, WG’96, and Michiel Sanson, G/WG’96, are enjoying living in Amsterdam and are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Samantha and Elisabeth.
Judith Silverman, C’90, GEd’97, email@example.com, had worked as an admissions officer at Penn, recruiting nationally and internationally. After completing her Masters in Education in 1997, she is now the director of admissions and financial aid at the Graduate School of Education and working towards an EdD.
David Yas, C’90, and his wife, Anne Yas, C’91, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Adrian Jack, who came in at 8lbs. 11oz. on June 14. Dave is editor of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in Boston and can be reached at dyas@ lawyersweekly.com. Anne is a prosecutor with the Norfolk County DA’s office in Dedham.
Bradley Ackerman, W’91, ackerman@ srcapital.com, and Andrea Spiegel were married on April 4 in Philadelphia, just a few blocks east of campus. The wedding party included Rich Friedenberg, W’91, “constantly reminding me he was an All-Ivy kicker, Todd Krause, W’91, he got an 800 on his math SAT, Jeffrey Berson, C/W’91, said to be the smartest person ever to attend Penn, and my brother and best man, A. Trevor Ackerman, C/W’90, who knew more people at Penn than anyone (including all residents of 4000 Pine).” Bradley and Andrea took a stroll down Locust Walk on their second date, where he proceeded to serenade her with “The Red and Blue.” To this day, he believes that this was a defining moment in their relationship. Bradley is a partner at SR Capital, a boutique investment-banking firm specializing in the private placements of debt and equity, based just outside of Philadelphia.
Yunsook J. Chang, C’91, and Joseph A. Pantoja, W’91, had their first child, Julian Sebastian Pantoja, on March 18; at birth, he was 6 lbs., 6 oz., and 19 inches long. Yunsook received a J.D. from Temple University Law School in 1995 and currently is a writer-editor at Dow Jones & Co. Joseph, a 1995 graduate from Columbia Temple University Law School, is a fourth-year associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, after having completed a federal clerkship with Senior Judge Whitman Knapp of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. They live in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Andrea Hyatt, C’91, an associate in the trusts and estates department of the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, was elected to the executive committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association young-lawyers division.
Lauren P. Katz, C’91, is pleased to announce her engagement to Matthew J. Kluger; they live in New York City, where they both practice criminal-defense law. They plan to marry in November with plenty of Penn alums in attendance.
Walfrido J. Martinez, L’91, an associate in the Miami office of the law firm Holland & Knight LLP, has been named a partner in the firm; he practices in marine, aviation, and international litigation.
Christopher B. McLaughlin, W’91, cbm@ verdan.com, married Lynn Leubuscher in the Duke University Chapel, Durham, N.C., on September 20. They recently moved from Boston to Portland, Maine, where they will both continue to practice law. Christopher is an associate in the trial department of Verrill & Dana, LLP.
Elise Burns Pasles, C’91, and Dr. Paul Pasles, C’90, Philadelphia, were married in a small, family-only ceremony in Williamsburg, Va., in January. In attendance was the groom’s brother, George Pasles, C’97. Elise teaches at Temple University, where she is in the doctoral program in statistics. Paul is visiting assistant professor of math and computer science at Saint Joseph’s University.
Sean H. Porter, C’91, and Michelle Bacarra Porter, C’90, GEd’96, announce the birth of their son, Harrison James, on April 1. Sean is currently an associate in the New York office of Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP, where he concentrates on capital markets/real estate matters. In September, Michelle will be entering the school-psychology Ph.D. program at Fordham University.
Dr. Alycia Weinberger, C’91, and Todd Rosentover, C/W’91, were married on May 9 at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia, the culmination of a brief romance kindled in the Benjamin Franklin Scholars office in 1987. Penn was rather heavily represented among the guests, and the wedding party included: Michelle Weinberger, C’00 (maid of honor), Jeffrey Frost, W’91 (best man), Amy Fisher, C’92, and James Colucci, EAS/W’91. Rumors that the couple are honeymooning at the Bio Pond have been dismissed as groundless.
Lou Weiss, W’91, firstname.lastname@example.org, married Lauren Rosenthal Weiss,) on October 4, 1997. He recently joined Earthweb, Inc., as vice president of business development.
Todd Whann, C’91, Todd_D_Whann@ vanguard.com, attended the wedding of Robert Ruisch, C’93, to Jessica Wells on June 13. Greg Ulmer, C’92, was a groomsman; Russ Walls, C’91, Pete Chernoff, C’91, Yuriy Porytko, C’91, Erick Trombley, EAS’93, and coach Dan Staffieri were also in attendance.
Steven Arnheim, EAS’92, e-mails that a son, Jonah Ross, was born to him and his wife, Marjorie Arnheim, on November 11, 1997.
Jessica W. Dewey, C’92, deweyjw@ mwaa.com, has been working as a wildlife biologist in northern Virginia with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past five years, mainly dealing with wildlife management at airports, i.e., keeping the birds off the runways. She was recognized for her work with a certificate of appreciation from the F.A.A., and she has been interviewed by The Washington Times, and for the Discovery Channel and Wingspan TV, on the subject of wildlife at airports.
Kurt Ekert, W’92, email@example.com, and his wife, Samantha, live in Houston and celebrated their five-year anniversary in June. Last fall, he was promoted to director of finance at Continental Airlines. “Yes, we do get great travel benefits and take full advantage of them.”
Dr. Evan H. Garner, C’92, firstname.lastname@example.org, recently graduated from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine. He just begun his residency in psychiatry at Stanford University, “and I am enjoying living in sunny Palo Alto. It has been quite a change from Brooklyn. I enjoy keeping in touch with friends from Penn and have not missed a Homecoming yet.”
Laura Miller Grill, C’92, mookvarker @aol.com, and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Grill, welcome with love, Sander Marc, who was born March 20, at 5:20 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 1 oz, and measuring 19� inches. Named in loving memory of his grandfather, Dr. Sanford Marvin Miller, Sander plans on entering the Penn class of 2019. His proud aunt is Dr. Helene Miller, C’89, and proud uncle, Dr. Jeffrey Friedlander, C’87.
Richard A. Kwait, C’92, has joined the the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, as an associate in its business department. He also serves on the Philadelphia River Development Council.
Dr. Marc Rigas, EAS’92, mrigas@ yahoo.com, received a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Penn State University in 1997, and is currently a research engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He lives with his wife, Dr. Jeanne Kabulis, and his dog, Latte, in Las Vegas.
Sheila Rossell-Lincoln, Nu’92, has been working in the Grady Health System as a nurse practitioner in its infectious-disease program for the past year. She recently married Allen Lincoln in Princeton, N.J., and had a nice crowd from Penn to celebrate with them. They live in Atlanta with their cat, Phinneas, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Tod M. Sweeney, C’92, Sweeney@salus.med.uvm.edu, and his wife, Alyn Whelchel, were married in September last year. Since then, he graduated from medical school at the University of Vermont. They both moved to Portland, Maine, in June, where he started a family-practice residency program and Alyn started in a physician-assistant Master’s program.
Jean Tsai, C/W’92, graduated from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College this month and will start with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York City this fall. Graduating along with her were Dave Tsung, EAS/W’92, and Kiki Li, EAS/W’92, as well as Adam Koval, W’91, Elizabeth Diefenbacher, C’91, Elizabeth Harris, C’94, Emily Kramer, C/W’94, and Tony Diep, C/W’93.
Allison Bieber, C’93, and Jeffrey McKibben, W’93, got engaged at Penn during Alumni weekend. Allison graduated from Columbia University in May 1997 with a MPA degree and is an associate at J.P. Morgan in New York City. Jeffrey is an associate at Saugatuck Capital in Stamford, Conn., and will attend Harvard Business School in January. Both live in New York. Allison’s twin sister, Laurie Bieber, C’93, GEd’94, lives in Houston where she co-founded the KIPP Academy, a public school there.
David B. Doft, W’93, is a vice president and senior marketing analyst at Furman Selz, a New York City investment bank. He plans to marry Abby Marr this month (September).
Jed Fishback, C/W93, jed.fishback.wh93 @wharton.upenn.edu, graduated in May from New York University with his MBA, and this fall joins the New York office of Booz Allen & Hamilton. Jed and his fiancee, Breena Spector, were married in Livingston, N.J, on September 6.
Debbie Frank, C’93, firstname.lastname@example.org, has relocated from Austin, Tex., to San Francisco, leaving behind the world of politics and non-profit life to join the Internet division of Blanc & Otus, a high-tech PR firm. She would love to hear from old Penn friends.
Daniel Henry Gouger, C/W’93, gouger@ ms.com, e-mails that after four years in New York City, Morgan Stanley has transferred him to Geneva for one year, where he will concentrate on EMU and Year 2000 issues for Morgan Stanley Capital International.
Meredith Grabois, C’93, and Brian Josef, C’93, were married on February 28 in Houston, Meredith’s hometown. They had a number of Penn alums at the event, including a few in the wedding party: Paul Abboud, C’93, Cindy Anapolsky, W’93, Jim Annunziata, W’94, Stephanie Fish, C’93, Ben Marks, C’93, Lee Radosh, C’93, and Brett Rowland, W’94. “Brian and I took a great honeymoon to Jackson Hole, Wyo., for some skiing; we’re now settled in Washington, D.C.”
Colin McGranahan, C/W’93, e-mails that “in May I returned to the Penn community. For the next two years I will be spending every other weekend at Wharton getting my MBA through the WEMBA program. I continue to live in Atlanta and travel throughout the U.S. with Kurt Salmon Associates, so the trip to Philly from Atlanta twice a month doesn’t seem so bad. Although I seem to spend very little time there, I bought my first house in May in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. For anyone traveling through Atlanta, please drop me a line at email@example.com.”
Lt. Amy Halin, C’93, is currently serving onboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on its first deployment. The aircraft carrier deployed from Norfolk, Va., on a round-the-world cruise and will eventually be homeported in San Diego.
Dr. Alexander M. Martin, Gr’93, assistant professor of history at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities for research this academic year: he will study Moscow society in the Napoleonic era.
Kathleen Paralusz, C’93, paralusz@ bu.edu, graduated from Boston University School of Law in May, then backpacked across Europe for two months. In October, she will start as an associate with the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in Washington, D.C. “I am thrilled to be returning to DC. After I graduated from Penn, I worked on Capitol Hill for two years for former Senator Sam Nunn and the Senate Armed Services Committee. I also worked in DC during my summers in law school, including last summer in the White House Counsel’s Office — no, I did not know Monica Lewinsky. Going back to DC is like coming home.”
Lisa Schuman, W’93, happily announces her engagement to Michael Strug, an analyst for Cushman and Wakefield in Houston. The wedding is planned for June 1999 in New Jersey; bridesmaids will include Michele Allen, W’93, and Esther Harrison Becker, W’93. Lisa is a senior consultant for the Infinity Consulting Group based in New Jersey and has been working in Houston for the last 18 months.
Meredith Gavin Singer, C’93, worked for the last five years at the U.S.-China Business Council, in Washington, D.C., where she was manager of business-advisory services. In July, she and her husband, Jeffrey Singer, moved to Moscow in order for her to find a job in the oil and gas sector in Russia. Meredith has been interviewing students applying to Penn for the last four years, and “I hope to continue doing so in Russia.”
Brian D. Stone, C’93, recently graduated from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley with an M.B.A. and will be joining Siebel Systems, Inc., San Mateo, Calif., as a manager, strategic accounts.
Michelle Tien, C/W’93, michelle.tien.wh93 @wharton.upenn.edu, has joined the management team of CentreInvest Group, a Russian financial-services and management-consulting firm. She is director of strategic marketing for the group’s companies, which include brokerage, asset-management, strategic-consulting, and software divisions. Michelle has spent the past two-and-a-half years in Moscow, during which time she worked at a Russian commercial bank. When she eventually leaves Russia, she plans to move to Beijing.
Gabrielle Dundics Campbell, C’94, mwcamp @u.washington.edu, transplanted to Seattle over a year ago after marrying Michael Campbell in March last year; he is working on his PhD in Central European history at the University of Washington. Gabrielle will be starting the UW’s MBA program this month, with an emphasis on the biotech industry. Currently, she is working with Parexel International, a contract-research organization.
Jennifer Goodwin, C’94, is an account supervisor for LMInformation, the public- relations and medical-education unit of Lehman Millet, Inc.
Dr. Niraj J. Gusani, EAS/W’94, M’98, who graduated this year from the Medical School, has started residency training in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Nicole Jacoby, W’94, was engaged to Alex Cooper on May 1. Nicole also just graduated from Harvard Business School and began working at an Internet start-up. She and Alex live in New York City, where Alex is a lawyer at Davis, Polk & Wardwell.
Tanisha Lyon, C’94, and Donald Brown, W’94, firstname.lastname@example.org, were married in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on May 30. The wedding was attended by Marvin Lyon, C’90, Lauren Francis, C’94, Yasmin Holsey, C’94, Raqiba Sealy, C’94, Henry Hipps, EAS’94, Steven Miller, W’96, and Lucy Ramos, C’97. Additionally, Steve proposed to Lucy the following morning and they have planned the wedding for July 1999.
Kenneth MacFarlane, C/EAS’94, ksm@ sas.upenn.edu, is happy to announce his marriage to Amanda Shearer MacFarlane on April 18. Over 30 alumni attended the ceremony, including best man Charles Maddow, C’94, and groomsmen Patrick Matthews, C/W’93, and Daniel Widyono, EAS’94. Ken is currently employed at Penn as a systems programmer for the School of Arts and Sciences’ computing division. His wife is completing her doctoral work in immunology and microbiology at the Temple University School of Medicine.
Mukund Rao, C’94, GEd’98, mukundrao @hotmail.com, is a developer of educational software at a Big 6 consulting firm in Philadelphia. “I seem to spend most of my free time trying to convince Yash Egami, C’94, that post-graduation blues does not normally last four years. What little time remains is spent contemplating the irony that my brother, Dr. Anand Rao, C’93, D’97, is a dentist, yet I have not had a check-up in years.”
Jennifer A. Romanski, C’94, L’97, has joined the Morristown, N.J., law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., as an associate attorney in its litigation department.
Raqiba Sealy, C’94, raqiba_sealy@ hotmail.com, was appointed to the position of executive director of the Refugee Project, a non-profit organization founded and chaired by the Columbia Records recording artist, Lauryn Hill. The Refugee Project creates social programs for young people and is based in South Orange, N.J.
Tara Dobroskey Toro, Nu’94, is attending Columbia University for a dual ANP/GNP degree, expected in December 1998. She is working in a cardiac step-down unit and various medical-surgical floors — and loving it. On July 19, 1997, she married Hans Toro, W’93, who is an analyst at Bear Stearns in New York.
Ari C. Adler, W’95, Ari_Adler@usg. marsandco.com, is a senior associate consultant at Mars and Co, a management-consulting firm in Greenwich, Conn. On June 7, he married Jenny August on Sandy Island, Lake Winnepesaukee, N.H. Jen just received her master’s degree in community counseling from Fairfield University. “Jenny and I both grew up around Philadelphia (Lower Merion), and are still close with many of our Philadelphia and Penn friends.” Penn attendees included: Jorge Espinel, C/W’95 (best man); Zach Bressler, EE’95, and Zach Liff, C/W’96 (witnesses); Dr. Norman Adler (groom’s father and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1988-92); Dr. Charles August, GM’63, (father of the bride, who had taught pediatric oncology at Children’s Hospital); Tanya Adler, C’93 (bridesmaid and sister of the groom). Other alums present were: Ari Frazer, C’95, Ted Fentin, C’95, Marisel Acosta, W’95, Raj Amin, EAS/W’95, Thomas Huang, C/W’95, Eric Moreno, W’94, Patrick Kelly, W’95, and Ivan Martinez, W’94.
Jenifer Gross, C’95, is engaged to be married to Joshua Grabar, C’95.
1st Lt. Biren E. S. Johnson, W’95, besj@ hotmail.com, is serving till October in Operation Joint Guard in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as an executive officer/cash-control officer with the U.S. Army Finance Corps.; with the 107th Finance Battalion, he is stationed out of Fort Bragg, N.C. In Bosnia, he is in charge of all cash, pay, and other financial operations at Eagle Base in Tuzla and the surrounding areas. An earlier assignment had been as a paratrooper/artillery officer in the 82D Airborne Division. “I look forward to returning to the States and continuing to have many more exciting adventures. I’d like to hear from all my friends and fraternity brothers.”
Joseph A. Imbrogno, W’95, josimb@ nelsononline.com, has been promoted to IS manager at Nelson & Associates, where he has been working for the past three years. Recently, Joe and his staff provided information- consulting services as transition-team members for the NationsBank/Barnett and Bank One/First Commerce mergers.
Lisa Negron, C’95, East Aurora, N.Y., is media planner for Crowley Webb and Associates, an advertising, public relations, and marketing communications agency in Buffalo.
John Del Pizzo, C’95, e-mails that only five months after being promoted to the Northeast sales-manager position for IHS Environmental, he was named Rookie of the Year by IHS Regulatory’s (the parent company). As part of the award, the company is sending him and his girlfriend, Kathy, to Hawaii for a week in January.
Troy J. Prinkey, C’95, Palmyra, Va., tjprinkey @compuserve.com, recently received his master’s degree in Spanish literature at the University of Virginia; his thesis was called “Kitsch y camp como lazos narrativos y la sensibilidad homosexual en dos novelas de Manuel Puig.” He has proceeded to the doctoral program there, where he will specialize in modern Latin American literature, with an emphasis on Southern Cone literatures. He hopes to travel to South America in his third year to conduct primary research for the dissertation.
Cynthia Gifford-Hollingsworth, GNu’96, is developing the PNP role in child/adolescent psychiatry at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Philadelphia. She is the first nurse practitioner in that system.
Karin Keller, Nu’96, is currently a nursing supervisor/patient-care coordinator at the Bancroft School at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in New Jersey; she is currently also an MSN student. And she is engaged to be married in November to Brad Huber, an accountant with Delran Builders in Wyndmoor, Pa.
2nd Lt. Sean M. Elward, EAS’97, graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps’s Officer Candidate School in March.
Daniel Sansoni, EAS’97, dsansoni@ astro.ocis.temple.edu, won the May 19 primary and is now running for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 173rd District. “I wanted to let everyone know of my good fortune � Since I am rather young for a politician, any advice from other alumni would be greatly appreciated in my pursuits. I can be contacted at P.O. Box 39091, Philadelphia, PA 19136.”
Sarah W. Verhoeff, C’97, is currently working in the account-management department at the advertising agency OgilvyOne Worldwide (formerly Ogilvy & Mather Direct). “The Big Apple seems to be the new home to an abundance of Penn grads — one finds oneself running into familiar Philly faces around almost every corner.”