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Myron V. Harrison, C’26, writes that “my wife, Beatrice, and I will be celebrating our 72nd anniversary in December 1999, deo volente.


Dr. Richard D. Abraham, Ed’31, Gr’37, emeritus professor of foreign languages and literature at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, had an article, “Exodus 3:14-15 and Portuguese Syntax,” published in General Linguistics (vol.36, no.1) last year.

Sydney A. Altman, W’37, Boca Raton, Fla., serves as president of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, and he had served on the search committee that chose the current fourth president of that university. He is also a trustee of the Boca Raton Community Hospital.

Dr. Raymond S. Goslee, WEv’37,celebrated his 90th birthday last August 20. He writes that he is “still in very good health, hearing, and vision.”

Henry P. Callahan, ChE’39, had returned in January from “two weeks in New Zealand with 17 kids, grand-kids, and great-grand-kids for a big family bash. A bus driver told me this was the first time he had driven a family group this size and had to listen to five languages.” Henry last year started full time at Princeton for his master’s in civil engineering. “Hopefully, two more years will do it.”


Dr. Albert H. Voegele, M’40, is “still practicing as an internist about 50% and enjoying it between my golf games. At 77, I shot my age.”

Carl E. Wagner Jr., W’41, Towson, Md., “is pleased to advise that he has done nothing worthy of special note for some years now, but he is quite busy doing those things of lesser note that he didn’t have time for in earlier years.”

Dr. Marvin H. Terry Grody, C’43, M’48, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Temple University School of Medicine and director of gynecology at the Temple University Hospital, was presented with the seventh, Distinguished Vaginal Surgeon’s Award at the International Vaginal Surgery Conference in September last year. He is widely known in the field for his educational surgical videos, and his Benign Postmenopausal Gynecologic Surgery (1995) is a textbook of that specialty.

Jacques Levine, W’43, head of his family’s women’s-slipper manufacturing company in Middletown, N.Y., writes “that the Penn people in my family are proud of my business and designing contributions to our industry, as are many of our customers who have written to me. I might also say that I am proud of the accomplishments of my four children who graduated from Penn: Harold Levine, W’67, Alan Levine, W’69, Minna S. Levine, OT’72, and Dr. David O. Levine, C’76. Also, my grandson, Eric, who is now a sophomore, and a granddaughter, Rachel, coming for a master’s soon. I enjoyed my 55th Reunion a year ago, and a fraternity reunion a few months ago in Philadelphia — the fraternity bonds were very strong and I think they keep us coming back more than anything. I have the opportunity in my business to travel the U.S.A. selling my footwear and visiting fraternity brothers: it is a great pleasure to talk about Penn.”

Dr. Robert W. Shoemaker, C’47, G’50, Gr’51, [email protected], Naperville, Ill., wrote Metric for Me!, which came out in its second edition last summer; it is published by Blackhawk Supply, Inc. (South Beloit, Ill.)

Bill Sollot, W’49, retired in January 1990, but as “retirement did not agree with my wife, I became a realtor for Weichert Realtors. Early [last] year, I was approached by NationsBank to assume the position of marketing coordinator in NationsBank Mortgage Corporation. I am now working 60 hours a week on the two careers, which level of effort was [what I] expended prior to my retirement 10 years ago.”


Dr. Ivon E. Culver, GrEd’52, has been elected to the board of the Richard Baumgarten Center for the Performing Arts in Clearwater, Fla. He and his wife, Jane, celebrated their 53rd-wedding anniversary on a cruise last March.

Marie L. Piekarski, Nu’52, GEd’57, recently completed a two-year, post-retirement appointment as special assistant to the chancellor of the University of Kentucky Community College System. She had served as a member of the chancellor’s staff in the academic-affairs area since the beginning of the system in 1964.

Bob Oberly, C’53, L’59, is president of a new Penn alumni club that was formed last year: PENN CAPErs is composed of alumni living on Cape Cod, Mass. Trish Savage, CW’63, G’68, is secretary and Harris Contos, WG’80, is treasurer. Vacationing Pennsylvanians are encouraged to contact Trish at P.O. Box 848, Barnstable, Mass., if they wish to participate in the summer picnic or any other activities.

Rev. James A. Trimble, C’53, retired as the rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia at the end of last year.

Dr. Clarence H. Preitz, GEd’54, professor emeritus of secondary education at the University of Alberta, was a special visiting professor in the fall last year at Joetsu University of Education in Niigata, Japan. He delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of its founding.

Dr. Theodore H. Rupp, Gr’54, Lancaster, writes that the trustees of Franklin and Marshall College established the Theodore H. and Earla R. Rupp Endowed Scholarship in October 1997, in recognition of his role as chair of a committee that raised over $1 million for the Dr. Edwin M. and Helen Stahr Hartman/Franklin and Marshall Academy Scholarship Fund (Dr. Hartman had been principal of the academy for 46 years when it closed in 1943).

George J. Merva, CCC’55, Springfield, Pa., a laboratory administrator in the pathology department of Penn’s Medical School, in November celebrated 45 years there. A former Marine, he had met his now-deceased wife, Josephine Mariana, while they attended evening classes at Penn. A registered nurse, trained at the old Philadelphia General Hospital, she liked to joke she gave up the opportunity of a Penn B.S. for her “Mrs.” Four of their six children are alumni: Mary Ellen Merva Kenworthey, Nu’76, a nurse practitioner in Phoenix, Michael J. Merva, FA’82, GFA’88, an AIDS research assistant, Jean Merva Bulmer, Nu’80, GNu’85, a clinical specialist, and John R. Merva, W’85, an attorney.

Mary Price Lee, CW’56, GEd’67, co-wrote 100 Best Careers in Crime Fighting, published by Arco, 1997.

Dr. Leonard M. Pakman, C’56, Gr’64, was named assistant chair for professional education in microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine, Temple University. In addition to his position as director of his department’s course for medical students, he also oversees courses offered in the School of Dentistry and in Temple’s newly acquired School of Podiatric Medicine. Last September he was appointed chair of the medical school’s curriculum committee for a two-year term as the school revises its curriculum.

Jane Williamson, Ed’56, teaches 50 piano students each week in their homes in the Philadelphia surburbs. “There are no words to describe how much I have always loved and appreciated my education at Penn.”

Paul H. Geithner Jr., WG’57, retired in 1995 as senior vice president of First Virginia Bank, Inc. He serves on the boards of the Fairfax (Va.) Symphony Orchestra and Bridgewater College.

Dr. Larry Harte, D’57, Livingston, N.J., has been elected chair of the Public Health Council of New Jersey. He is the only orthodontist and one of the only four dentists in the country to chair a public-health council. The council deals with health-related activities, including anti-smoking campaigns and promoting New Jersey as a health-oriented state. His son, Dr. Doug Harte, D’88, GD’91, has continued the Penn family tradition.

Dr. James F. Tucker, Gr’57, retired vice president and economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Virginia, received the J. Curtis Hall Award from the Virginia Council on Economic Education for his service as professor of economics at Virginia State University (he also was its president for two years) and director of the Center of Economic Education at Virginia Tech.

Yotaro Kobayashi, WG’58, a trustee of the University, was designated to be the next chair of Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, beginning in April.

Dr. Yunsook Hong, CW’59, G’67, Gr’88, professor of English linguistics at Hanyang University in Seoul where she has been teaching since 1970, is on a year-long sabbatical at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in Yanbian, China. She also serves as a vice president for arts and sciences of the University’s alumni association in Korea. Her two sons and their father are also Penn grads: Dr. Joung-woo John Kim, GEng’86, is attending law school, having received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, and Peter Chung-suk Kim, C’90, is a television producer in Korea, and Dr. Kwan Bong Kim, C’59, G’60, is professor of political science at Kyunghee University in Seoul. All four are planning to attend Alumni Weekend this May, as it will be the 40th Reunion for the parents.

Jim MacPherson, W’59, and Dr. Michael Steiner, C’58, have been board members of the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center/ Heart Institute, a Tenet facility, for the past 15 years. They completed their terms on the board in December, Jim as board chair. Mike was a former chief of staff of the center. Jim also serves as president of Penn’s Alumni Club of the Palm Beaches.

Paul I. Rosenberg, W’59, chair of the estate and tax department of Fox & Fox LLP, in Livingston, N.J., was a co-moderator and speaker on “Wealth Preservation and with Dynasty Trusts for the Next Millennium,” a program at the ABA’s annual summer meeting in Toronto last August. He is vice chair of the ABA’s probate and trust committee on lifetime transfers.


Howard Cantor, W’60, was recently elected to a three-year term as a councilman of Ramsey, N.J., a suburban community in northwest Bergen County, where he has served as public advocate, environmental commissioner, and on the planning and zoning boards. He was Bergen County Executive’s Volunteer of the Year in 1997. He was also appointed treasurer for The NIA Group, Inc., an insurance and financial conglomerate, founded by Paul Gross, W’57, who is still quite active in the company.

Joel Brotman, W’61, formerly a senior vice president with Bank of the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has joined The Leader Mortgage Co. of Cleveland as its executive vice president. He had served on the board of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

Martin J. Levenson, W’61, writes that “1998 was a great year. My wife, Joan, and I married off a daughter and a son, plus I mailed my last tuition check for our youngest son, Roger [a Wharton senior].”

Edward Steinhouse, C’61, is one of the authors of The Medicare/Medicaid Compliance Library, a new CD-ROM research service for lawyers and others, published and updated monthly by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Lita Indzel Cohen, CW’62, L’65, was re-elected last November to her fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Legislation sponsored by her to close a loophole in Pennsylvania law was passed last year: its purpose is to ensure that contracts between the commonwealth and European nations would be enforceable after the January 1 introduction of the Euro. Without the legislation, contracts risk being unenforceable, with the possible loss to the state of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

Jeffrey Lenn, W’62, has been named senior associate dean of the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University. He will take major responsibility for the internal operations of the school with its 140 full-time faculty and 3,000 students.

Dr. Joanne Moliver Neff, CW’62, received her Ph.D. in English literature from New York University last May. Currently, she is teaching at St. John’s University, Queens campus. She and her husband, Dr. Martin S. Neff, C’59, have three grown daughters; Martin is a professor of medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Dr. Jon Brillman, C’63, head of neurology at Allegheny General Hospital and professor and director of its neurology-residency and brain-attack programs, also serves as academic departmental chair of neurology at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Last October he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Michael Coleman, W’63, L’66, founder and president of Coleman Legal Search Consultants LLC, based in Philadelphia and Iselin, N.J., has formed Coleman Legal Staffing, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., which will provide a full spectrum of professional staffing services to the legal community.

Trish Savage, CW’63, G’68, announces the birth of a new Penn alumni club that was formed last year: PENN CAPErs is composed of alumni living on Cape Cod, Mass. Bob Oberly, C’53, L’59, is president and Harris Contos, WG’80, treasurer. “Vacationing Pennsylvanians are encouraged to contact me at P.O. Box 848, Barnstable, Mass., if they wish to participate in our summer picnic or any other activities.”

Idaherma Williams, GFA’63, a painter and printmaker in Princeton, N.J., had prints displayed in the 27th Bradley National Print Exhibition in Peoria, Ill., early this year. Last year she had works accepted in the Kyoto Internal Woodprint Exhibition, and an exhibit of woodcuts on display in the Art Alliance Satellite Gallery in Philadelphia in the fall. She received an award of excellence from the Manhattan Arts National Competition.

Beryl Lieff Benderly, CW’64, G’66, a freelance journalist and author in Washington, D.C., has just been elected to a two-year term on the board of the National Association of Science Writers.

Dr. Betty Martin Blount, Nu’64, GNu’67, is founder of Blount & Odom Christian Counseling Associates in Germantown, Pa. Last November, at the 22nd Annual Conference of the New York State Directors of Nursing, and the state Office of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, she presented two workshops “Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning in Children and Youth,” and “Creating a Healing Environment for Children and Youth.”

Anne Sceia Klein, W’64, ASC’65, is head of Anne Klein & Associates, a national public- relations firm based in Marlton, N.J., that received four Pepperpot Awards from the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America last December. The firm received an honorable mention in the special-events category for its own, annual tailgate party.

Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner, C’64, M’68, Hon’98, professor of biochemistry at the University of California at San Francisco and professor of virology in residence at the University of California at Berkeley, was elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society last year. Dr. Prusiner was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for medicine for his research on brain protein particles (See Gazette, November 1997, p. 47).

Dan Rottenberg, C’64, Philadelphia, writes that his seventh book, The Inheritor’s Handbook: A Definitive Guide for Beneficiaries, was published by Bloomberg Press last November.

Dr. Ronald J. Schindler, C’64, Gr’78, a visiting professor of intellectual heritage at Temple University, gave an address last July to the McNair Fellows there on “What to the African American and Professor Schindler Is the Meaning of the Fourth of July?” “Prolonged, stormy applause followed its conclusion.”

Dr. Josef Nathanson, GCP’65, director of economic research at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council was elected president (1998-99) of the local chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the land-economics honorary society.

Richard K. Sacks, C’65, has joined as senior partner the Toms River, N.J., law firm now called Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C.

Andrew Cohn, C’66, has been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently listed in Who’s Who in America.

Robert W. Knight, C’66, who maintains an architectural practice in Blue Hill, Maine, and his then associate, Dominic P. Mercadante, C’78, GAr’81, designed a Shingle Style house built overlooking Penobscot Bay, featured in the August issue of Architectual Digest. Dominic has since opened his own practice in Belfast, Maine.

Dr. Ralph W. Shrader, EE’66, president in charge of worldwide technology business for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., the international management and technology consulting firm, will become CEO in April, and chair of the company in October.

David P. Varady, GCP’67, Gr’71, is coeditor of New Directions in Urban Public Housing, published by the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University. He has been a professor at the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, since 1971. During the period 1995-97 he was a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the center.

Michael R. Levy, C’68, publisher of Texas Monthly, which he had founded in 1973, sold it last year for $37 million to Emmis Broadcasting Corp., which owns radio stations and other city/regional magazines. With a circulation of 300,000, the magazine has a “readership greater than that of any Texas publication, including the Houston and Dallas daily newspapers” (

Adrian L. DiLuzio, C’69, L’72, a late bloomer, had his fifth child. The list now includes Zachary (seven), Rachel (six), Jeremy (five), Jesse (two) and Rebecca, born last June. Adrian also continues to play soccer in an over-30 league on Long Island. Although he has “no business being on the field” with his “team of mostly 30-year olds, having five young children allows an extraordinary amount of deception, as does being the coach.”

Sara Larkin, FA’69, was featured in an exhibition of women artists of the NASA Art Program sponsored by NASA at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., last October.

William H. Walker III, C’69, is secretary of the Orono (Maine) United Methodist Church, a position he began in October 1997. His wife, Judy, “continues plodding along on the path towards tenure in speech-language pathology at the University of Maine.” Bill notes “I am thrilled that Psi Upsilon fraternity has been restored to the Castle and its rightful place on the University of Pennsylvania campus.”


Terri N. Gelberg, CW’70, president of Gelberg & Associates, a business and securities law firm that counsels executives and entrepreneurial clients, was a faculty member for a program sponsored by the Practising Law Institute in New York City last year, “Structuring, Financing and Representing the Small Business.”

Harriet Hankin, C’70, is president and partner in CGI Consulting Group, Inc., a Malvern (Pa.) based outsourcing provider of benefits adminstration to mid-size companies. Her responsibilities include management of the organization, consulting, training, and sales. Her client roster includes AmeriGas, Cap Gemini, Astra Pharmaceuticals, Benetton Sports Systems, and many others: she is proud to quote that she typically saves her clients $4 for every $1 they spend with her. Harriet was recently a featured panelist at Inc. magazine’s national Growing the Company Conference in Orlando, Fla., where she spoke on strategic risk assessment. She lives in Glenmoor with her husband and daughter.

James M. New, W’70, recently sold his Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, after operating it for more than seven years, and returned to the textile industry as president of Clothmasters, Inc. He and his wife, Laura, still reside in Swampscott, Mass., and can be reached at [email protected].

John Pedrick, GEd’70, recently celebrated his 15th year as head of The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, R.I. He has also served as president of the Independent Schools Association of Rhode Island and on the board of the Association of Independent Schools in New England.

Marilyn Yakowitz, CW’70, is co-ordinator for sustainable development with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. She served as general editor or their 1997 publication, Sustainable Development: OECD Policy Approaches for the 21st Century.

Richard A. Barnett, C’71, Hollywood, Fla., has closed his personal-injury practice after 20 years and now practices exclusively in the area of civil appeals. Even though he “enjoyed trying cases, the pre-trial activities had less and less appeal (no pun intended) over the years. … [now he] is happily reading transcripts, writing briefs, and arguing to appellate courts.” He also spends his weekends happily chasing his two-year-old grandaughter. “As always, Class of 1971 people are invited to come by during the winter — who would come in the summer? — to play in the pool or shoot hoops.”

Jeffrey T. Berg, C’71, won awards for lighting design of the Stone Cloud House in Seoul with Kyu Sung Woo, Architect, and for the Leon & Company salon in Belmont, Mass., with Toshihiko Taketomo, Architect.

Ken Coplon, C’71, [email protected], is “living in Malibu, happily married, celebrating 25th anniversary of direct-mail fundraising business, and staying in shape.”

Dr. Anthony DiPrimio, W’71, is head of the business-administration division at Holy Family College in Philadelphia. He was previously vice president of human resources at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J.

Dayton Duncan, C’71, was appointed by Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to a six-year term on the board of the National Parks Foundation, the organization charged with helping the National Park Service support the park system. Last year, President Clinton named Duncan chair of the American Heritage Rivers Initiative advisory committee, which screened more than 100 nominations from around the nation and recommended 10 for the designation of “American Heritage Rivers.” Duncan lives in Walpole, N.H., and is currently working with filmmaker Ken Burns on a documentary biography of Mark Twain for PBS. His previous collaboration with Burns, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, won numerous awards and achieved the second-highest ratings in PBS history. [See Gazette, November 1997, p. 46].

Aaron E. Garonzik, EE’71, is chief executive officer for the mid-Atlantic operations of EnviroClean, the site-remediation and environmental-construction arm of Environmental Resources Management, a global environmental health and safety consulting firm. He will continue as CEO of ERM’s Latin American and Caribbean region.

Steven Gayle, C’71, executive director of the Binghamton (N.Y.) Metropolitan Transportation Study, recently received the 1998 National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning. He has also been nominated by the Institute of Transportation Engineers as a candidate for the office of international vice president.

Dr. Patrick V. Kirch, C’71, the Class of 1954 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, was elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society last year.

M. Stuart Madden, C’71, serves as the Charles A. Frueaff Research Professor and Distinguished Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law. He and his wife, Mary-Anne, and two sons, Christopher (10) and Michael (seven), live in Brookfield, Conn.

Tyler M. Mason, C’71, GAr’73, has been promoted to associate manager for architecture and planning with BPLW Architects & Engineers based in Albuquerque, N.M. He has been a project manager with the company for 18 years.

Patty Garin Abelson, CW’72, and Danny Abelson, C’72, live in Larchmont, N.Y., with their three wonderful children. Patti is a social worker who directs the New York arm of APS, a national EAP and managed-care company. Danny’s New York City-based Abelson Co. provides creative solutions to organizations’ identity, positioning, and communication problems.

Dr. Michael Bentley, GEd’72, is associate professor of science education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Two of his recent books, Astronomy Smart, Jr. (1996) and for high schoolers, Science Smart: Earth Science (1998), were both published by The Princeton Review. His third child, Matthew Emmons Bentley, was born on June 30, 1996.

Steven L. Cantor, C’72, an international tax and estate attorney in Miami, has been elected chair of the Miami branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a London-based international estate-planning organization. He also serves as president of the statutes committee of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in Paris.

William Grodnick, C’72, is the city attorney of Hialeah, Fla. He lives in Miami with his wife Debby, a Judaic-studies teacher, and their five children, Amir, Jane, Jon, Katy, and Kevin.

Hank Grover, C’72, Canoga Park, Calif., was a producer last year on two feature films for Regent Entertainment: Teen Monster will star Judge Reinhold and Shelley Duvall, and Error in Judgement will star Joe Mantegna and Kate Jackson. He also upgraded his membership in the Directors Guild of America to unit production manager, performing that job on another Regent feature, I’ll Remember April, with Mark Harmon and Pat Morita. Previously Hank worked on the Fox Network’s The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, at the time the top-rated children’s television series.

Ralph A. Jacobs, C’72, L’75, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Hoyle, Morris & Kerr LLP, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal matters, as well as Internet law, has been elected to the American Law Institute. He lives in Swarthmore, Pa., with his wife, Joanna, and their children Carla (13), Harry (11), and Emily (seven).

William E. Samuels, C’72, an attorney in Columbia, Mo., is spending this academic year in Russia as a visiting professor of law at the University of Nizhni Novgorod (formerly Gorky). This is part of the Civic Education Project, and academic-exchange program sponsored by Yale University.

Dr. Antun G. Aneed, GM’73, an obstetrician-gynecologist, this year serves as chief of staff of Baycoast Medical Center in Houston. His two sons are at Penn: Marc is a senior majoring in economics, and Roy is in his second year at the Wharton School.

Dr. Tina Baker, GEd’73, Gr’87, was elected president of Tau chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, effective last July.

Michael R. “Mike” Donovan, W’73, was nominated in September as district governor of Rotary District 6930, which comprises 53 clubs on the east coast of Florida. He will assume office on July 1, 2000, succeeding Herbert M. “Herb” Dutt, W’60.

Dr. Midge Leitch, V’73, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine, is owner of Londonderry Equine Clinic in Cochranville, Pa. Her “Vast Leaps in Progress,” regarding how equine healthcare has changed in the last 25 years, was published in the December issue of Practical Horseman.

Russell T. Abbott, C’74, writes that as a former English major, he “enjoyed reading about Dr. Lucid. [mentioned most recently in “Gazetteer,” Sept/Oct 1998 — Ed.] I’ll never forget his Hemingway seminar and final-exam question: ‘For Hemingway, what is frightening?’.”

Margaret E. Curran, CW’74, was appointed U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island last October, after a speedy confirmation in the U.S. Senate. She had been acting chief of the state’s federal-prosecution office for some months.

Nancy Lu, CW/SAMP’74, sent a front page from a family flyer announcingthat Rebecca Florence Lu Goldin arrived in good health, though one day early, to the joy of her parents, Amy Goldin and Nancy, on August 18. “Big brother, Joseph Stanley Lu Goldin, is likewise excited and proud of both his new status and the newest member of the family. As the eldest daughter of an eldest daughter of an eldest daughter (all born in summer), Rebecca takes her name from her maternal great grandmother. It is hoped she will inherit [her] loving and generous nature, her wonderful honesty, her calm in the midst of chaos, and her amazing strength of character. Meanwhile … life is settling into a routine. The new mommies are beginning their long sojourn into the land of sleep deprivation — although, to be honest, so far she is a sleepy baby — and big brother Joseph is thrilled to help out by pushing the stroller, telling all the neighbors about the arrival, and holding his baby just as often as he is allowed to.”

Wendy Ann Postlethwaite, CW’74, has been developing her 13-year-old consulting firm now that her three daughters are older. Tradewords offers technical marketing, writing, and consulting services to high-tech companies such as ISG, Trellix, Market Contact Software, and Parametric Technology Corp. She can be reached at [email protected].

Dr. John C. Simms, V’74, is in partnership with his wife, Dr. Nadine Oakley, V’78, at the Burnt Mill Veterinary Center in Shippensburg, Pa., which serves all species of animal, with a special interest in food animals and horses. John was the featured speaker at the annual meeting in September of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Dr. Ahmed H. Zewail, Gr’74, Hon’97, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, was elected a resident member of the American Philosophical Society last year.

Dr. Gloria J. McNeal, GNu’75, GrEd’98, graduated last August with a Ph.D. in higher-education administration; her dissertation was awarded meritorious distinction by the Graduate School of Education. (An abstract of her study, which investigated the scholarly productivity of African American women nurse faculty in this country, was published in Reflections, the publication of Sigma Theta Tau, International, the nursing honor society.) Assistant professor of nursing at Rutgers State University, she is currently editing a “high-tech homecare text” for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; she served as guest editor of the September issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

Campbell Plowden, C’75, [email protected], is in his fourth year of a Ph.D. program in ecology at Pennsylvania State University. He returned recently from living in a Tembe Indian village in the eastern Brazilian Amazon with his wife, daughter (eight), and son (three), studying the ecology, management, and marketing of several rainforest-tree resins, fruits, and medicinal products.

Katherine J. Reier, Nu’75, Abington, Pa., is a staff nurse in the emergency trauma center of Abington Memorial Hospital. She also is organist and choirmaster at St. Dunstan Episcopal Church in Blue Bell.

Dr. James Sarruda, C’75, GEd’80, GrEd’91, [email protected], is superintendent of the Northern Burlington County (N.J.) Regional School District.

Barbara A. Uhland-Landan, CW’75, has served on the board of the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association since 1994, and is now its president. She has been practicing law in Ventura County, Calif., for 10 years; her practice is primarily devoted to medical and dental malpractice and family law.

Dr. Joan Lipman Brown, Gr’76, professor of Spanish at the University of Delaware, published the second edition of Conversaciones creadoras (Houghton Mifflin) this year: it is a conversational Spanish textbook based on interactive role-playing she co-wrote with the Spanish novelist, Carmen Martin Gaite.

Elayne Howard, WG’76, is head of Elayne Howard & Associates, a strategic-marketing consulting firm based in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., that specializes in the healthcare and high-technology markets; it celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

Dr. Amy Silverstein Sichel, GEd’76, Gr’81, assistant superintendent for the Abington (Pa.) School District, reports that Abington Senior High School last year won the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools Award, and the Blue Ribbon Special Emphasis Award in Service Learning.

Dr. Frederick B. Vivino, C’77, is associate director of the rheumatology-training program, director of the newly formed Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth Treatment Center, and associate director of the Scleroderma Center at Thomas Jefferson University; he was recently promoted to clinical asso- ciate professor of medicine of the full-time faculty there.

Leslie Mallow Wendell, C’77, executive director of Options, Inc., the Philadelphia career and human-resource consulting organization, chaired the search committee to select a new president of Women’s Way. She lives in Media, Pa., with her husband, Dr. Gary Wendell, C’77, and their two children.

Dr. Richard Ellin, C’78, recently completed the Boston to New York AIDS Ride for the second consecutive year, raising over $12,000 for AIDS causes.

Robert J. Grammig, C’78, G’78, an attorney in the Tampa, Fla., office of Holland & Knight LLP, was listed as a leading attorney in the practice area of corporate law in the 1999-2000 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Susan Heidi Wolman Mann, C’78, [email protected], married Steven Mann on August 23. She is president of SW Software, Inc., a technology consultancy specializing in museums, galleries, and non-profits.

Dominic P. Mercadante, C’78, GAr’81, designed with his then-associate, Robert W. Knight, C’66, a Shingle Style house built overlooking Penobscot Bay in Maine, that was featured in the August issue of Architectual Digest. Dominic now maintains his own practice in Belfast, Maine.

David Phillips, W’78, [email protected], completed his second marathon at the 23rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., on October 25. “My first marathon was at the Penn Relays in 1978.”

Dr. Mace L. Rothenberg, C’78, moved to Nashville, Tenn., to join the faculty of Vanderbilt University as associate professor of medicine in the hematology/medical oncology division and as director of the Phase I drug-development program at the Vanderbilt Cancer Center. He had trained as an intern and resident at Vanderbilt, 1982-5. His wife, Joyce, has formed the Rothenburg Consulting Group which specializes in strategic planning and new-business development. Their daughter, Stephanie, is nine years old and their son, Bryce, is six.

Dr. William S. Altman, C’79, has just completed his Ph.D. in educational psychology and measurement at Cornell University, and lectures in psychology at Ithaca College. “I am also the president of TENET, a computer manufacturing and service company. Don’t even ask about how that got started. It’s been a long, twisted story involving forests in Siberia, educational software, and a secret research-city’s public-school system in what was then the Soviet Union.”

Rebecca J. Benson, C’79,wrote “Planning for Incapacity and Financing Long-term Care,” a chapter in both Estate Planning Law and Taxation (edited by Westfall and Mair) and Check Your Rights at the Door: Consumer Protection Violations in Massachusetts Nursing Home Admission Agreements. An attorney, she practices with Margolis & Cohen LLP, formerly ElderLaw Services) in Boston.

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, GNu’79, the Moehlman Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was elected president of the American Medical Information Association for 2000-01.

Clifford R Eisler, W’79, [email protected], e-mails that “It’s been a long time since Bonnie Tannenbaum Eisler, C’79, and I have sent an update to the Gazette. After living for four years in Tokyo and three in London we are now totally re-settled in the States. I’m working with Zurich Financial Services in New York City, Bonnie is very active in political and civic causes, and our children, Benjamin (12) and Kimberly (nine) are studying hard so they can attend Penn.”

Melody Kimmel, C’79, was last year named a partner at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, where she is a senior vice president.

Mar Roxas, W’79, is the majority floor leader of the House of Representatives of the new congress in Philippines. An investment banker in New York City, he returned and entered politics to maintain his family’s political fortunes after the death of his congressman brother. The new congress is distinguished by a youthful profile — a fifth of the lower house is under 40 years. The new faces will also bring professional expertise into the new congress: Mar commented in a newpaper interview last year that “I can’t help but bring the values and skills I learned in corporate life.”


Carole R. Bell, CGS’80, is now head of acquisitions at McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park.

Harris Contos, WG’80, is treasurer of a new Penn alumni club: PENN CAPErs is composed of alumni living on Cape Cod, Mass., and was formed last year. Bob Oberly, C’53, L’59, is president and Trish Savage, CW’63, G’68, is secretary. Vacationing Pennsylvanians are encouraged to contact Trish at P.O. Box 848, Barnstable, Mass., if they wish to participate in the summer picnic or any other activities.

Dr. Thomas Fare, EE’80, GEE’82, GrE’85, and his wife, Deborah, and their daughter, Charlotte, are happy to announce the birth of Daniel Benjamin Fare on November 19.

Steven S. Rabinowitz, Nu’80, GNu’84, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Coral Springs (Fla.) Medical Center, having received his M.S. in nurse anesthesia from Central Connecticut State University. His wife, Linda, and their twin sons, Alexander and Andrew, almost 10 years old, joyfully announce the arrival of Joshua Samuel, on December 29, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. Steven will be participating in Career Day for his fourth-grade sons’ classes — “all are invited.”

Amy Judith Tananbaum, C’80, announces the birth of her second child, Rebecca Maia Tananbaum, on June 7.

Dr. Rick Halpern, C81, Gr’89, has been made reader in the history of the United States at University College London. His most recent publication is Empire and Others: The British Encounter with Indigenous Peoples. He and his wife, Beth Landau Halpern, C’81, live with their three children in Muswell Hill, London.

Dr. Richard Z. Kaplan, C’81, GM’88, and his wife, Bonnie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Jacob, on August 4. Daniel joins sister Talia Laya (two) in the family’s new home in Media, Pa. Richard is a partner at Delaware County Kids First, with offices in Drexel Hill and Broomall, as well as Media; it recently joined the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Kids First network of pediatric practices.

Jonathan Pochos, C’81, and Susan Feathers, C’83, G’83, were married in West Philadelphia on October 17, 1997. Susan is currently director of Penn Law School’s public-service program. Jon is a freelance artist.

Linda P. Falcao, C/W’82, L’85, writes that the Philadelphia law firm she co-founded in 1997, Salmanson & Falcao, LLC, successfully represented a whistleblower in one of the largest settlements arising out of a healthcare-fraud investigation: the federal government recovered $38.5 million from a Pennsylvania Blue Shield affiliate for fraud against Medicare — the whistleblower himself received $2.88 million, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

Peter Heyman, EAS’82, and his wife, Marjorie, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Lillie Meredith, on September 5; they live in Berkeley Heights, N.J. Peter is manager of customer-process development at Becton Dickinson Pharmaceutical Systems in Franklin Lakes; Marjorie is vice president of training and development for Macy’s East in Manhattan.

Dr. Michael S. Sherman, C’82, [email protected], is living in Southern California with his wife, Heather. Having received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997, he now serves as director of corporate development for the managed care & integrated programs of Total Renal Care, Inc., “the largest independent provider of dialysis services worldwide. Most of my responsibilities revolve around physician-management issues and managed-care deals, although I still keep one hand in the clinical arena. And yes, still paying off educational debt from both medical and business school. In view of my recent experiences, any thoughts I might [have] had about Wharton students being a little odd are hereby rescinded.”

Pearl Levenson Simmons, C’82, is spending six months in Jerusalem with her family, as her husband, Dr. Reid Simmons, received a Fulbright Fellowship and is working at Hebrew University till July. Pearl would love to hear from Penn friends at [email protected].

Leslie Caplan, C/W’83, [email protected], has patented a computer keyboard and founded Prosper Street Technologies to develop the keyboard and seek strategic partners and licensees. She is also an aunt to her sister Amy Caplan’s, C’87, triplets, Caleb, Benjamin, and Samuel. And she looks forward to hearing what old friends are up to.

Andrew Chapman, C’83, and his wife, Beth Chapman, announce the birth of their third child, Alexa Hope, on September 9. Her brother, Evan, and sister, Stephanie, are “overjoyed with the arrival. Mom and baby are doing well. The family is now complete.”

Dr. G. Mike Davis, GrEd’83, teacher of English at Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pa., was honored last year by the Wallingford-Swarthmore Education Association. Of his 35 years in teaching, 33 have been in Wallingford-Swarthmore schools.

Michael L. Goldman, W’83, L’86, married Ellen Winchell Goldman, L’86, and they have three children, Joshua (nine), Benjamin (seven), and Jacqueline (five). The founding and managing principal of Goldman, Gruder & Woods, LLC, a five-lawyer firm located in Norwalk, Conn., Michael specializes in the areas of corporate, real estate, and debtor-creditor law. He also serves as class agent for his law-school class and interviews for Penn’s secondary-schools committee.

Sara Baumel Markowitz, W’83, is happy to announce the birth of her twins, William Mac David, and Julia Molly, on May 6. She is a vice president at Bankers Trust Co. and lives with her husband, Eric, in Bedford, N.Y.

Siobhan McEnaney-Hayes, GEd’83, teaches at Chestnut Hill College and Montgomery County Community College, and also serves as a school counselor at Springfield Township High School. She has opened her own therapy practice in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., where she sees individuals, couples, and families and provides clinical supervision.

James E. Prendergast, C’83, GEd’85, has joined Davis, Bennett, Barr & Spiess, a general-practice law firm in Wayne, Pa. He had earlier practiced insurance-defense law in Philadelphia.

Alan J. Simon, EAS’83, and Elizabeth Fohrman Simon, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Benjamin Francis, on July 14. They live in Bethesda, Md., along with Ben’s older brother, Edward (four). Alan is director of international product integration for Teleglobe International Corporation.

Dr. Marianne Wizda, W’83, and her husband, Kent James, announce the birth of their third child, Lauren Elizabeth James, on October 23. She has two brothers, Zachary (seven) and Alexander (four). “I continue to work in private practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Washington, Pa.”

Eric Bober, ChE’84, WG’88, has joined Jaakko Pöyry Consulting in Tarrytown, N.Y., a consulting firm to the paper and forest-products industry, as a senior consultant on marketing and business strategies. Eric and his wife, Andrea Zuckerman Bober, W’84, a vice president at Chase Manhattan in New York City, live in Rye Brook.

Geralyn Rella Breig, W’84, and J. Scott Breig Sr., EAS’84, announce the birth of their son, Bennett Alexander Breig, on November 3. He joins them and their two older children, J. Scott Breig Jr. (five) and Charlotte Marie, (three) at their new home in Westport, Conn.

Len Garcia-Duran, W’84, [email protected], e-mails that he “would like to say hello and catch up with fellow graduates from Commie House 1980 and Stouffer College House.” He has spent the last 15 years in Washington, D.C., Austin, and recently Dallas. “A lot of my time in D.C. [was] being a community activist, so I decided to make a career of it. I went back for my master’s in city planning at UTexas Austin — so now I’m a Quaker with cowboy boots.” He is the planning manager for the Central Dallas Association, serving in the role of a lobbyist/city planner, representing downtown business interests and trying to build and promote the city’s urban core. “I look to Philly’s Center City renaissance as a model.”

Lori Landew, C’84, and Alex Unger, C’85, are thrilled to announce their newest love, their son, Emanuel Gregory, who was born on February 27, 1998. Manny joins big brother Griffin (three). They are also pleased to report the promotion of Lori to vice president for business affairs at Zomba Recording Corp., and Alex to director of finance and planning for the Maternal/Child Health Consortium.

Dr. Ellen Linky, GrEd’84, principal of the William Penn Demonstration School in Philadelphia, received the Marcus A. Foster Award from Greater Philadelphia First, for her outstanding leadership and dedication in her four years as principal. She pledged the cash prize to a fund to provide computers for home use for perfect-attendance and straight-A students.

Dr. Alan Louis, C’84, and his wife, Dr. Vinita Louis, proudly announce the birth of their second son, Ravi Sehgal Louis, on September 25. Alan is an assistant professor of neurology and Vinita an assistant professor of nephrology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. With Devin (two), and Ravi, they live in Westchester, N.Y. During those rare moments when he is not deeply immersed in changing a diaper, Alan enjoys playing Scottish Highland bagpipes with the Kearny Caledonian Pipe Band.

Dr. Andrea G. Maitlin-Katz, C’84, and her husband, Eric D. Katz, announce the birth of their son, Joshua Matthew Katz, on June 26. He joined a sister, Alexa (five). Andrea is president of Watchung Pediatrics, a general pediatric practice with offices in Watchung and Fanwood, N.J. She would enjoy hearing from old friends and looks forward to seeing them at the Reunion. She can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Dr. Susanne Kent Miller, C’84, V’89, married Dr. Neil L. Miller, on October 17; she is a veterinarian at the Park East Animal Hospital in New York City.

Jeffrey N. Mobed, ME’84, was promoted to engineering-department manager at the Frito-Lay Co. plant in Killingly, Conn. He just completed two years as the potato-chip product manager for New England operations. He and his wife, Desirée, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child and son, Nathan Jamal, on July 25. Jeff also serves as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve and recently returned from service in Korea where he was a plans officer on the staff of the commmander in chief of U.S. forces there.

Beth E. Osiason, W’84, married Daryl Gray, a choreographer/director, in 1996 and they live in Manhattan. They are delighted to report the birth of their baby girl, Zoe Osiason Gray, on July 13. Beth is also pleased to announce her association with IPI Financial Services, Inc., for providing both residential and commercial mortgage-brokerage services in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

David Weiss, C’84, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series for his work on Dennis Miller Live. He lives in Los Angeles with his “lovely wife, Joan.”

David Goodhand, C’85, [email protected], and his partner, Vincent Griski, W’85, are thrilled to report the adoption of their first child, a son, Christopher Jose Goodhand, who was born on November 28.

David Heyman, C’85, [email protected], has recently been appointed chair of social studies for the Dover-Sherborn Regional School District in Dover, Mass.

Jason Katz, C’85, [email protected], launched an Internet startup called A.V.M. Software Inc. Its principal product is Paltalk which allows for real-time voice conversation on the Internet. “Paltalk is an ideal tool to stay in touch with your long-lost classmates; you can download the program, which is free, at (”

Sam Milkman, C’85, became an anonymous bone-marrow donor on January 7 in the hopes of saving the life of a 36-year-old man suffering from leukemia. He and his wife, Jodie, and son, Max, live in Princeton Junction, N.J. “For more information on becoming a marrow donor, please call the HLA Registry at (800) 336-3363.” Sam is the operations director of Infinity Broadcasting’s WXRK-FM, New York (K-Rock) and can be reached at [email protected].

Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch, C’85, an orthopedic surgeon who had been in private practice in New York City for three years, was awarded a six-month fellowship by the Hospital for Special Surgery to study advanced techniques of limb lengthening and deformity correction in Baltimore. He will return to the hospital to perform limb lengthening there, in addition to maintaining his practice.

Dr. Dennis K. Capozzi, V’86, a veterinarian with the University of Pittsburgh, has been certified as a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Gr’86, [email protected],was appointed dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern College, St. Davids, Pa., last July; he has been the Grace F. Kea Professor of American History there since 1991. His edition of J. G. Holland’s Life of Abraham Lincoln, was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March of last year. An intellectual biography of Lincoln, Redeemer President: Abraham Lincoln and the Ideas of the Americans, is forthcoming.

Dr. Robin Kerner, W’86, [email protected], writes that she is now working at New York University on a forensic-psychology study. The federally-funded multisite research program is evaluating alternative-to-incarceration programs around the country. When not spending time at Riker’s Island, she’s working on her psychology license. She also writes that “contrary to the alumni update in the last Gazette that referred to me as a ‘he’, I have not had a sex-change operation and am still a female!”

James Rotherham, W’86, and his wife, Christine, announce the birth of their second child, Natalie Marie, on November 6. Little Natalie was 7 lbs., 12 oz., and 20 inches long. Mom, Dad, and big sister Brianna (almost two) are overjoyed to have baby Natalie at home.

Laurie Kopp Weingarten, W’86, and her husband, Matthew, announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Paige, on July 10. Jenna joins her two-and-a-half-year-old big brother, Zachary.

Dr. William Carr, G’87, was promoted last fall to assistant professor of music and named director of the honors program at Immaculata College, where he has been awarded that college’s Lindback award for demonstrated excellence in teaching. He recently completed A Pianist’s Perspective of the Creative Process, a video lecture-recital for the OZ Network of the DuPont Corp. that will be distributed internationally by them.

Doug Cohen, C’87, [email protected], and his wife, Nadine, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Briya Samantha, on August 1. Briya opted to start daycare on January 4 so her parents “can both work and possibly make enough money to send her to Penn some day.” Doug recently was “reminiscing about being in the show Hair in 1987 and would love to hear from some of the other hippies.”

Samantha Haidt Davenport, C’87, and her husband, Timothy P.F. Davenport, are pleased to announce the birth of their triplets. Alexander Haidt, Jackson Perkins, and Eliza Whitney, on July 25 in London; Samantha and Tim moved there in 1996, where Tim is managing director of debt markets for Merrill Lynch.

Dr. James M. Day, Gr’87, is professor of human development and the psychology of religion at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and a licensed clinical psychologist affiliated with the Centre de Neuropsychiatrie et Psychotherapie in Brussels. He recently co-founded the European Research Network in Psychology of Religion, with support from the Socrates program of the European Union. He co-wrote and co-edited Human Development across the Lifespan: Educational and Psychological Applications, which was published last fall. His daughter, Julia, is eight years old and spends a third of her week and most of her vacations with her father. Friends and colleagues are invited to contact him at [email protected].

Thomas J. Gray, C’87, and his wife, Patricia M. Gray, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Lauren, on August 26. Thomas is an attorney, currently clerking for a federal judge and Patricia is a freelance writer; they live in Pacifica, Calif.

Michael R. Johnson, W’87, [email protected], practices corporate law as an associate at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., in Manchester, N.H.; his practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions and venture-capital-financing transactions. He and his wife, Lara McGuire, live in Amherst with their two-year-old daughter, Brody.

William M. Klimon, C’87, graduated last year from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as editor in chief of The Business Lawyer, and was awarded the school’s Sam Allen Memorial Prize and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He also married Margaret Anne Vanderbeck Klimon.

Sandy Rudolph Levin, C’87, e-mails to tell of the birth of her son, Jordan Samuel, in August; he joins his sister Gabrielle (three). Sandy is currently on leave from her teaching position in Armonk, N.Y. She and her husband, Raymond, recently bought a house in White Plains.

Eric Roth, C’87, [email protected], and his wife, Amy, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Aaron, on November 27; he joins his sister, Jessica Sara. They live in Miami where Eric practices commercial litigation with White & Case LLP.

Phil Rothschild, C’87, has permanently moved to sunny and warm Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he and his wife, Robin Rosenbaum, have been happily married since 1996. Since the middle of last year, he has been the first law clerk for newly appointed U.S. District Court Judge William Dimitrouleas.

Marcia Berger Rubin, EAS’87, and her husband, Jay, announce the birth of their first child, Sean Kenneth Rubin, on August 1997. Marcia returned to work as a systems analyst for AT&T last fall after a year of maternity leave.

Tracey Scott, W’87, [email protected], e-mails that after 10 years with BellSouth and Pacific Bell, early last year she founded The MindWorx Group, a marketing-strategy consulting firm specializing in the high-tech and telecommunications industries. “I make my home happily in Oakland, Calif.”

Dr. David J. Weinstock, D’87, GD’89, is practicing adult restorative, esthetic, and implant dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. He is a clinical assistant professor at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine, where he received the Joseph L. T. Appleton Award last May, given by the Class of 1998 in recognition of excellence in clinical teaching. He lives in Villanova, Pa., with his wife, Jayne, and their two children, Rebecca and Jeremy.

Alice Huffman Birch, C/W’88, has relocated to the Seattle area with her husband, Hugh, and two-year-old daughter, Camille.

Tara Hannon DelGado, W’88, and her husband, Joseph DelGado, announce the birth of their first child, Michael John, on October 10.

Beth Seidenberg Ertel, W’88, WG’92, and David Ertel, W87, WG’88, announce the birth of Joeli Brooke on November 17. She has two brothers, Jared (four), and Benjamin (two); the family lives in Miami.

Harry Friedberg, C’88, e-mails that “after six years — and travelling to 15 or so countries — I am finally moving back to the U.S. No more missed football seasons, no more Thanksgivings away, and most importantly, no more missed Penn reunions. I don’t know where in the States I will be settling down — most likely New York City — but anyone who wants to contact me can do so at [email protected].”

Dr. Brian S. Friedlander, Gr’88, is a school psychologist in Chester Township, N.J. He co-wrote the forthcoming book, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self- Disciplined, Responsible, and Socially Skilled Child, to be published by Harmony Books this year. He and his wife Helene, a piano teacher, have a daughter, Chelsea (10), and live in Long Valley, where he also maintains a private psychology practice.

Brad Heidler, C’88, and his wife, Stephanie, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie, on October 6. They recently moved back to Scottsdale, Ariz. Brad is now a pilot for Delta Air Lines based out of Dallas-Ft. Worth, following a nine-year flying career with the Navy.

Dr. Tania Israel, C’88, GEd’92, completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Arizona State University in August. She is now an assistant professor at the University of Memphis. Her partner, Rob Wolf, GEd’92, recently started medical school at Brown University.

Rev. Steven J. Kelly, C’88, [email protected], e-mails that he is still the priest of the Episcopal Church in Charleroi, Pa., (25 miles south of Pittsburgh). He was recently appointed provincial minister (for the United States) for the Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion. And November 1997 saw the birth of Andrew James, his second son.

Stacey A. Kipnis, W’88, [email protected], and Ronald D. Geer were married in Louisville, Ky., on November 15. Penn was well-represented at the small ceremony by Amy Siegel, C’88, Linda Pearlman Kraner, C’88, Ken Kraner, C’88, Julie Benton Fleischer, C’89, and Barry Fleischer, C’89. Stacey is a corporate attorney at King & Spalding in Atlanta and Ronnie is a technical recruiter for The Maxim Group.

Linda Pearlman Kraner, C’88, and Kenneth N. Kraner, C’88, Potomac, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Sanders, on May 4. She was also welcomed by her big sister, Alison, and her grandparents, Susan and Richard L. Kraner, C’53, and Cathy and Samuel S. Pearlman, C’63, L’66.

Pamela Milcos-Smith, C’88, and Jeffrey H. Smith, W’86, announce the birth of their daughter, Marjanna Angeline Smith on September 20. She joins big brother Christopher, who is two years old; the family lives in Las Vegas.

Dr. Heather L. Stein, C’88, [email protected], received her Psy. D. in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1996. After grueling sessions of written and oral examinations, she recently became licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Oregon. Heather has lived in Portland since 1994. Now that all hoops have been jumped, she looks forward to finding rewarding employment. She also welcomes contact from long-lost friends.

Dr. Pamela Stein, EAS’88, [email protected], is completing her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and will soon be entering a fellowship there in adolescent medicine. She will also marry Michael Carlton in Malibu this year.

David Trachtenberg, G’88, WG’88, was last year appointed executive director of brand marketing for MCI WorldCom, based in Washington, D.C.

Michael D. Edwards, EAS’89, and his wife, Trinda, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Christian Michael, on September 19. His three big sisters, Savannah, Stephanie, and Jordan, are so proud of their baby brother. The family is now living in Springfield, Mo., and can be reached at [email protected].

Robert A. Levene, EAS’89, and O. Toni Marcovitz Levene are pleased to announce the March 1998 birth of their daughter, Avital Bracha Levene. She joins big brother David Ilan and big sister Rena Devora at their home in Silver Spring, Md. All three congratulate their new aunt, Heidi R. Levene Goldstein, C’94, upon her marriage to uncle Daniel E. Levene, W’90, and welcome her to the family, including uncle Howard B. Levene, EAS’93, and grandparents Marilyn Cohen Marcovitz, SAMP’67, Rabbi Richard M. E. Marcovitz, C’58, Audrianne Blitz Levene, G’64, and Martin L. Levene, ME’54, GME’58.

Phillip Remaker, EAS’89, and his wife, Theresa, are pleased to report the birth of their second child, Valerie, in September.

Kuo Bianchini Tong, C’89, and Tricia Bianchini Tong, EAS’91, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Patricia, on November 22. Allison was able to be discharged the next day to her new home in the Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, where Kuo and Tricia are partners in Quorum Consulting, a health-care research and consulting firm providing strategic product- planning services to medical-technology companies. “Allison can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].”

Meredith Sharenson Weiner, C’89, SW’93, and Dr. Mark G. Weiner, EAS’88, M’92, announce the birth of their daughter, Julie Briana, on June 30. She has an older sister, Robin, who is three years old. Mark has been appointed assistant professor of medicine at Penn’s School of Medicine and director for research informatics. Meredith is taking time out from being a social worker to care for Robin and Julie full time. They live in Wynnewood, Pa.


Fern Abrams, EAS’90, [email protected], is the manager of environmental affairs for the American Trucking Association. She lives in Vienna, Va., with her husband, David Sapery, C’90, and two very spoiled cats.

Melissa Platkin Chavin, C’90, G’90, happily reports that she and her husband, James, have moved to New York City, after nearly four years in Moscow, where she practiced law at Clifford Chance.

Gregory Cordano, C/EE’90, sold his company, Datec, to the French publishing-group, Lavoisier. “I started Datec in 1993 here in France, selling subscriptions to American research databases. I still head the company as we integrate our activities into Lavoisier’s. My wife, Emmanuelle, and I enjoy two sons: our second, Samuel, was born this past August. He and our first son, Jean-Julien, now almost three, are a lot of fun. We are all excited as we move into our new house just outside of Paris.”

Heerak C. Kim, C’90, a teaching fellow in the Judaic-studies program at Brown University, was chosen as the vice president of the Brown University Korean Graduate Students’ Association for this calendar year.

Stephanie Kontrim, C’90, recently married Jeff Baumann before a well-wishing crowd of friends and family in St. Louis. Among the Penn alums who were able to join in the festivities were: Amy Egger, C’90, Ted Katramados, W’90, Dr. Robert Markowitz, C’90, V’94, and his wife, Tammy; Sarah Dunn, C’91, Suzanne Murray Boustany, C’91, Joy Shaffer, Nu’89, and Christi Hwang, C’89, who e-mailed this news of the wedding. The happy couple headed “for Amsterdam for the next few years to take advantage of great job opportunities for each of them.”

Aaron Marks, C/W’90, and Elaine Brichta Marks, C’91, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jared Paul, on September 22. They live in New York City where Aaron is a litigation associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Freidman and Elaine is vice president of human resources at Schroder & Co., Inc.

Dr. Georgia L. Narsavage, GrNu’90, was last year appointed associate dean of the College of Health, Education and Nursing at Scranton University; she had been associate professor of nursing. She also serves as a consultant to the Central and Eastern European nursing task force of the American International Health Alliance.

Dr. Susan M. Ystueta, C’90, has been busy planning for her wedding in May to Dr. Greg Palleschi, which will take place in Newport, R.I. They met during her general-surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, which she will complete in June. Sandy Shanbron Sloan, C’92, will be a bridesmaid.

Leah Conley Begg, C’91, and her husband, Bill, are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Molly Conley Begg, on September 6. She joins brother Billy (three) and sister Erin (four). The family lives in Newtown, Conn.

Dr. Julie Kaplan Borenstein, C’91, and her husband, Gal Borenstein, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Leo Borenstein, on May 21. Julie finished her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at George Mason University in August. Gal owns an advertising agency, the Borenstein Group, Inc., in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. They can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected].

Dr. Suzanne L. Sergile, M’91, editor-in-chief, teamed up with William A. Fischer, C’91, publisher and CEO, and Nimrod Hacker, C’90, vice president for business and legal affairs, to launch Form & Figure, the first national consumer magazine with a focus on plastic surgery ( It is available to subscribers and appeared on newsstands nationwide in January with distribution through Hearst publications. It seeks to “recognize and cover health surgery, dermatology, cosmetic dentistry, and cosmeceuticals. Our goal is to provide medically reliable information about aesthetic medicine with fitting elegance and erudition.” William Fischer notes: “Although Penn alums clearly have no need for cosmetic tinkering, the publication welcomes contributors, subscribers (friends, relatives, etc.), and advertisers.”

Yenii Chen, W’91, married John Dex on November 21 in Napa Valley, Calif. A large number of Penn alumni, both undergrad and grad, attended the wedding: John’s parents, Dr. Walter Dex, M’56, and Ruth Rojahn Dex, NTS’55, Dan Dex, L’95, Sarah Dupret Aasheim, C’91, Cathie Crane, W’91, Steve Foreman, C’90, Betsy Frost, C/W’91, Dave Ginsberg, C’91, Saul Goldstein, G’96, WG’96, Laura Lazarus, C’91, Leslie Meador, C’91, Yuriko Mita, C/W’91, Jenn Miller, EAS’91, Lucy Oh, C’95, Mark Policarpio, W’91, Sarah Beck Smith, C’91, and Karyn Yeske, C/W’93.

David B. Pakman, EAS’91, is vice president of business and product development for the online music superstore Music Boulevard (, the flagship product of N2K Inc., an online music-entertainment company based in New York City. David also oversees the firm’s strategic relationship with technology, entertainment, and media companies.

Amy Larocque Rumano, C/EAS’91, married Canaan Rumano in Zimbabwe in April 1997; they are now the happy parents of Dawn Danai Rumano, born last June. Currently they are in Haiti where Amy is the field-office director for Catholic Relief Services there. “We just got connected to e-mail; it works sometimes [email protected].”

Christine Turner White, C’91, christine_ [email protected], married Colin White in Lexington, Mass., on October 10. They met five years ago at a Penn-Harvard men’s basketball game in Cambridge (Colin is a 1990 graduate of Harvard), and have kept the Ivy rivalry alive ever since. Anne Marie Burgoyne-Roberts, C/W’89, and Amy Weeks, C’91, served as bridesmaids. Other alumni who joined in the celebration were Brad Roberts, EAS/W’89, Cheryl Wilson, C’90, Rebecca Hill, W’91, Jennifer Moros, W’92, Kurt Reidenbach, W’92, Keri Edwards Blaustein, W’92, Richard Blaustein, W’92, and Pamela Zerbst, W’92. Christine is a marketing-communications manager at Agfa Typographic Systems and continues to live in Arlington.

Dr. Sean M. S. Bidic, C/W’92, [email protected], graduted from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1996. His hobbies there included playing rugby for four years and serving as president of the P&S Club, which oversees all extra-curricular activities at the medical school. “Manhattan was a fantastic place to spend my early-mid 20’s.” He is currently a third-year resident in an eight-year, combined general-surgery/plastic- and reconstructive-surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and will begin a two-year research hiatus in July as an adjunct professor at the Carnegie Mellon University, with a project attempting to devise a synthetic bone substitute for use in craniofacial reconstruction. He notes that “interviewing undergraduate candidates for the University has sparked a renewed passion for Penn. By reviewing both the history of our university and current happenings, a new pride has taken hold. As corny as it sounds — we were all fortunate to have gone to such an impressive institution. My Penn contacts include Todd Wilson, W’93 — I will be a groomsman in his wedding in June, Paul Arrouet, C’93 — a gracious host on many trips back to Manhattan, and Peter Eberhardt, C’92 — [who] has recently moved to Pittsburgh as an attorney.”

Jason Cole, W’92, e-mailed to announce the birth of his baby daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Cole, on November 5 at 1:18 P.M. She was 7 lbs. 6 oz. at birth and 20 inches long, with a full head of black hair. “She is beautiful, and looks just like her mother. The labor was fairly straightforward, with no complications, and mother and daughter are at home and doing fine. Sarah is eating like there’s no tomorrow, and has already gained almost a pound since leaving the hospital. Not bad for an eleven-day old.”

Carla Armbrister Edwards, C’92, GEd’93, was married last year; she is currently a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Dr. Marika Ginsburg-Block, GEd’92, Gr’98, is an assistant professor in the school-psychology program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The outcome-study from her dissertation was published in the September issue of The Journal of Educational Psychology.

Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster, Nu’92, is thrilled to announce the birth of the first child to her and her husband, Christopher S. Webster: “Our beautiful baby girl, Chrislyn Annetta J’Aime (pronounced Jsha-may), was born November 29 at 8:47 A.M. She was a healthy 6 lbs, 14 ozs, 19 inches. We also purchased our first home one week prior to her birth. Yippee! I would love to hear from any friends reading this announcement. Miss you guys. Please e-mail me if you can” [email protected].

Leslie Sacks Gross, C’92, married Shawn Gross in Akron, Ohio, on December 12. Leslie is daughter of Michael Sacks, EAS’65. She received her JD from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1995 and currently works as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for Craig Associates. Shawn obtained his MBA, MPP, and MPIA from the University of Pittsburgh; he is the director of emerging markets for TRW’s systems and information-technology group in Fairfax, Va. The couple lives in Reston.

Dr. Alexander F. Hoffman, C’92, [email protected], has successfully completed his Ph.D. dissertation in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He will be moving to Baltimore to take a post-doctoral training position at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program.

Amy Shaw Hosler, EAS’92, GEng’93, [email protected], and Matt Hosler, C’92, [email protected], joyfully announce the birth of their son, Ryan Shaw on June 26, at 5:53 P.M., weighing 9 lbs, 8 oz, and measuring 21.5 inches. Amy is enjoying her fifth year working in regulatory affairs at Siemens Medical Systems’ headquarters in Iselin, N.J. Last fall Matt started the M.D./Ph.D. program at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The three recently moved into their newly purchased home in nearby Cranford.

Brian Kaiser, C’92, and his wife, Jenny, are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, Joseph Aaron Kaiser, on December 2.

Joseph A. Porcelli, W’92, an attorney who was the executive vice president of Cedar Bridge Rehab Services, Inc., a provider of physical, occupational, and speech therapy throughout New Jersey, recently orchestrated the company’s sale to Select Medical Corp., an international provider of such therapies. He is in charge of the New Jersey operations of Select Medical, and is CEO of its affiliate, Cedar Bridge Management Services, LLC.

Rebecca Randolph Schonfeld, C’92, GEng’98, and Edward Charles Foley, were married in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 24, joined by many Penn friends and family. The couple lives in Atlantic Beach, where Becky is a software engineer at System Innovators, Inc. Ed, who formally coached in the football programs at Penn and at Williams College, is the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville University.

Dr. Ken Tercyak, C’92, in August received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. He is currently a research fellow at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Denise S. Wolf, C’92, and Paul L. Rudick, WG’95, were married on September 13. After a two-month honeymoon in Israel, the West Bank, India, Nepal, and Thailand, they returned to their loft apartment in Olde City, Philadelphia, where they shared a matrimonial cheesesteak. Denise is an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, and Paul is a partner with Foster Chamberlain LLC, a management- consulting firm. Among the Penn alumni celebrating the couple’s nuptial vows were Nishima Garg Kaplan, C/W’92, Alon Kaplan, C’92, Beth Handwerger, C’92, Margie Jacobs, C’92, David Messina, W’92, Victor Miller, W’92, Steve Pessagno, C’92, Kavita Sood Arora, W’92, Reshma Memon Yaqub, C’92, David Woolf, C’92, Kimberly Duyck Woolf, C’92, Morgan Hanlon, WG’95, John Ulrich, WG’97, Todd Peterson, W’92, WG’97, and Abby Quinn, C’96. Denise can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Heather Ross Zuzenak, C’92, married John Zuzenak on July 25. Other Penn alums in attendance were Nicole Wusinich, C’92 (maid of honor), Clare Donovan Henson, Nu’92, Roger W. Henson, C’92, Katrina Veerman, C’95, and Annagret Burtschy, C’94. Heather works in Cambridge where she is director of annual giving at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. John teaches biology and chemistry at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., where they both run a dormitory of junior and senior boys.

Julie Avila, WG’93, [email protected], will be married in Atlanta on October 9. “I am very excited to have met such a wonderful person. We met in February 1998 at The Coca-Cola Company, where we both work; we both got promoted to managers in marketing in September and engaged in December. We are currently living in Buckhead. We’ve been enjoying Atlanta and are excited to make all the wedding plans in the months to come.”

David B. Cade, C’93, has left the firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit and joined the office of general counsel for General Motors Corporation.

Howard Clifford Jr., FA’93, GFA’95, Southampton, N.Y., was featured last year in a mini-profile in The Hamptons magazine (August 14) on a project he is working on: painting the number of days left in a person’s life. “I was in my studio just thinking about how old I was — 47. I decided I’d like to live till I was 94. I was at the halfway point; I wondered how many days that was. Then I thought, gosh, maybe I don’t really want to know. I was frozen. But I made myself sit at the computer and figure it out.” He made a conceptual painting of what he discovered, 17,138.75 Days Left, then sent over a thousand postcard renderings to artists, editors, and financiers: orders came pouring in at $24 a painting. “I don’t think of this project as negative. It puts things in perspective; it helped me set priorities. Everything we put off is what haunts us — this actually freed me.”

Krista Prescop Davis, C’93, and Chad E. Davis, EAS’93, [email protected], [email protected], announce the birth of their son, Andrew Tyler Davis, on November 22; he weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 19.5 inches long. The family lives in Harrisburg.

Debora Corrado Hunt, CGS’93, and her husband, David, announce the birth of their second child, Julianna Louise, on June 8. Debbie is a senior medical data coordinator for Merck & Co., Inc. The family, including big sister, Alaina, live in Lansdale, Pa.

Matthew Kelly, C’93, and Christine Caldarella were married in New York City last August. Brian Carroll, EAS/W’93, and Mary Beth Kelly, C’94, SW’96, were in the wedding party. Other Penn alumni in attendance included: Kevin De Blasi, C’93, Nancy Boudreau, C’93, Liz Rabii Cribbs, W’93, Derek Cribbs, W’93, Brian Carey, C/W’92, and Michael Hammill, GEd’97. Matt and Christine, who were classmates at Boston College Law School, live in Boston where they are both attorneys.

Andy Rheingold, C’93, is still writing for Nickelodeon where he penned over 25 episodes of its newest, hit television series, CatDog. He recently wrote the CatDog movie short which premiered with The Rugrats Movie in theaters last Thanksgiving. Andy also co-wrote Chicken Soup for The Butt, a Beavis and Butt-Head novel parodying everything self-help; it hit the bookstands at Christmas. Andy’s “most significant achievement to date is getting married this past summer — not to Scott, but to Amy Jackson.”

Jennifer Rouke, C’93, and Dr. Marek Kowarz, C/EAS’89, are happy to announce their engagement. They met while enrolled in the optics Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester. Marek completed his Ph.D. in 1995 and is a senior research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company; Jennifer is currently completing her Ph.D. A wedding is planned for June.

Alfredo M. Sergio, C’93, is in his second year at Temple University Law School, where he is vice president of the Latin-American Law Students Association, and the Italian-American Law Students Society. He is pleased to announce his engagement to Andreina Rojas-Tovar, a graphic and multi-media designer from Caracas, Venezuela.

Debbie Algazy Fredberg, C’94, WG’98, [email protected], and Josh Fredberg, GEng’95, WG’97, were married in Philadelphia on November 21. With family and friends from Penn undergrad and graduate programs, the wedding really was a Quaker reunion: 44 Penn alums were in attendance, too many to list by name. Debbie and Josh are now living in Boston. Debbie works for The Gillette Company as an assistant product manager for Parker and Waterman pens, and Josh is a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting Strategic Services.

Carol Castasus, Nu’94, and Derron Simon, EAS’94, were married on September 12, in St. Louis, with a number of Penn alumni in attendance. Carol is currently working as a staff nurse on Silverstein 10 at HUP and Derron is working for Group Cortex in Philadelphia. They now live in Bryn Mawr, Pa. (This note was sent in by Irene Cho, C’94.)

Heidi R. Goldstein Levene, C’94, married Daniel E. Levene in New York City on October 31. Daniel’s parents, Martin Levene, ME’54, GME’58, and Audrianne Blitz Levene, G’64, joined in the celebrations as did Heidi’s brother, Whitney Goldstein, C’97, and Daniel’s two brothers, Howard Levene, EAS’93, and Robert Levene, EE’89; Rachel Freedland, C’98, and Julie Burgess Nelson, W’94, were bridesmaids. Other Penn guests included Rachel Shapiro, C’93, and David Doft, W’93.

Charles Gilles Smith, W’94, is living in Seattle and has been “working to spread the gospel, save the souls of Marilyn Manson fans, and bring glory to Jesus Christ as lead guitarist of the heavy-metal ministry, Global Warning.” A CD was planned to be released early this year. “In less serious endeavors, I left Key Bank [last] summer and joined Washington Mutual, the country’s largest thrift, as an asset manager.”

Dr. James H. Comey, GrEd’95, is the education director and writer-in-residence of Stages of Imagination, Inc., a nonprofit entertainment and learning organization based in Media, Pa. Last year, with Miramax Films, it staged an advanced screening of the film, Wide Awake, starring Rosie O’Donnell, Dana Delaney, and Denis Leary in Bala Cynwyd, as part of as a benefit for Stages.

Jessica Fuller, Nu’95, [email protected], is engaged to James D. Piggott of Hopewell, N.J. The wedding is planned for June 2000. Jessica is a staff nurse in the IMCU at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Luke Parker, C’95, and Sandra Benemerito Parker, C’95, [email protected], were married on October 17. Alumni in the wedding party included Mike Chico, C’95, Pam Webber, C’95, and Michelle Thompson, C’96, who among other Penn friends traveled to Chicago for the ceremony. Luke and Sandy live in Chicago, where Luke is a buyer in the the corporate offices of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Sandy works in foreign-exchange sales at ABN AMRO Bank, and attends the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business at night.

Michael S. Rosenberg, L’95, Wynnewood, Pa., has associated with the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schoor & Solis-Cohen, continuing to concentrate in commercial litigation; he had been an associate in the firm of Hoyle, Morris & Kerr.

Lt. Patrick Songsanand, EAS/W’95, [email protected], in December completed a deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf on board USS Abraham Lincoln. He flies in E-2C Hawkeyes with the Black Eagles of VAW-113, based at Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu, north of Los Angeles.

Saikat Chaudhuri, EAS/W’97, is working with Mannesmann, a German industrial conglomerate. His correct e-mail address is [email protected].

Craig McGettigan, CGS’98, [email protected], is a research analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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