Sydney A. Altman W’37 was elected chair of the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation in March. Serving on the board since 1993, he was chair of the Benefactors’ Society, its fundraising arm. He continues his service on the board of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, where he has been a member for more than 20 years.
Allen E. Rudney WEv’40 writes that after Penn he served in the U.S. Army finance department 1941-45, and was discharged as a major. “After returning to civilian life, I passed my CPA exam and entered the public-accounting profession. I joined my brother, Frank H. Rudney WEv’31, and formed the firm of Rudney & Rudney. I am presently employed part-time with Rudney, Solomon, Cohen & Felzer, CPAs. My greatest thrill came last December when my oldest grandchild, Scott L. Solomon, was admitted to Wharton. He will be a great asset to the University.”
Ann Wentz Webster Ed’46 writes that she is “still supervisor in the make-up department [and research assistant] at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Calif. This is my 34th year, and I still really love the research work that sends me to museums around the world. My latest was in Paris and Zermatt, Switzerland … We are now working on the 2000 pageant, [and] rehearsing our 1999 show for July and August.”
Grayce Kaneda Uyehara PSW’47 was honored with a lifetime community-service award by the Association for Asian American Studies at its 16th national conference in Philadelphia in April. This was in recognition of the central role she played in obtaining the passage of redress legislation for Japanese Americans who were interned during the Second World War.
Hon. Harold Berger EE’48 L’51, a managing principal and senior partner of the law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C., has been appointed to the board of overseers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a former judge of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
Dr. Arthur M. Miller Jr. D’50 <rmiller@ flare.net> is looking for e-mail addresses of other Dental School alumni from the years 1948 to 1950.
Dr. P. Roy Vagelos C’50, chair of the trustees of the University and the former chair and CEO of Merck & Co., received the distinguished-alumni award of the School of Arts and Sciences in late April.
Morris J. Dean C’51, Bryn Mawr, Pa., an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley who specializes in real-estate law, was last year appointed to the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority.
Jeremy Goldstein W’52 had an exhibition of his color photographs at the Burrison Art Gallery in Penn’s Faculty Club last year. Retiring from the legal practice in 1997, he finds photography a challenging and creative way to occupy his time.
Dr. Robert S. Maurer C’53 <bmaurer107@ aol.com> is currently enrolled in the health-policy fellowship program of the American Osteopathic Association. He recently retired from his full-time position as associate professor of family medicine in the School of Osteopathic Medicine of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Jeffrey Rose C’53 serves as executive vice president of the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation, which assists people living with spinal-cord injury. He has also been elected to the same position with the Forgotten Heroes Foundation, which raises funds to help with medical and living expenses for former Major League and Negro League baseball players who were not included in the sport’s pension plan. He also wrote, produced and emceed a tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully before a sold-out house of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at its Leonard Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Martin Price Ar’55, professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been internationally recognized over the last two decades for his highway designs that are well-integrated into surrounding lansdcapes. His 1983 exhibition, How Nature Forms, that toured Finland and Scandinavian countries, Britain and this country, and the book versions of it, were well-praised. Last year he lectured in the Czech Republic, this year in Spain, and next year, Mexico. This year he also was cited by his university for his “distinguished record of creative activity.”
Dr. James D. Hardy Jr. G’56 Gr’61 is professor of history at Louisiana State University. He co-wrote Age of Iron: English Renaissance Tropologies of Love and Power which was published last year by the LSU Press.
Dr. Robert B. Daroff C’57 M’61 was given a distinguished-service award by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society in the spring. He is chief of staff and senior vice president of University Hospitals of Cleveland and professor of neurology and associate dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus of Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and a past president of the American Neurological Association.
Randall D. Luke C’57 L’60, of counsel with the Cleveland law firm of Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP, co-wrote and co-edited Securitization, which is a survey of the law and practice of securitization in 16 countries.
Dr. George H. Heilmeier EE’58 was appointed in December to the board of TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a Denver-based company that provides customer-management services to Fortune 500 and international firms.
Dr. Jay I. Glat D’59, White Plains, N.Y.,was elected president of the Dental Society of the State of New York in February. He has practiced general dentistry in New York since 1963.
Dr. Douglas L. Wilson G’59 Gr’64, professor emeritus of English and American literature at Knox College and retired director of the Knox Library there, received the Lincoln Prize in April for his Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, published by Alfred A. Knopf last year.
Dr. Gail Kurtz H. McAllister Nu’60 GNu’62 GrN’84 retired as professor and division chair at the School of Nursing of The College of New Jersey. She and her husband, Michael McAllister, are moving to Avon, N.C., where they will live on Hatteras Island in a house facing Pamlico Sound. Their son, Ernie Hilbert, is completing his dissertation in English literature at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and their other son, David, is finishing his second year in a graduate program in microbiology at Temple University. Alumnae from Nursing ‘60 are invited to contact Gail to plan a 40th reunion next spring, by e-mail <HeronsNest@interpath.com> or phone (252) 995-3048.
E. Gerald Riesenbach W’60, chair of the business-law group at the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen and O’Connor, was recently appointed to the Center City Advisory Board of Jefferson Bank.
Dr. William E. Watson C’60, Narberth, Pa.,was appointed assistant professor of history at Immaculata College last year. He had taught at Drexel and La Salle universities.
Michael R. Belman W’61, senior vice president at Prudential Securities, is finishing his third year as chair of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia. He is married to Corinne Badder Belman C’60 and they have two children, Felice, city editor of The Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, and Albert, with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.
Joe Doyle C’61 <jdoyle@interflexgroup .com> recently welcomed his son, Steve Doyle C’86 WG’90, to the Interflex Group as co-chair after a 12-year career, which included business consulting with BCG and investment banking in the U.S. and Europe. Their company opened an operation in Brazil this year and they plan to expand operations in this country as well.
Judith Miller Feller CW’61 <judyf@csrlink .net> retired in January after 30 years as government-documents librarian at East Stroudsburg University. “Now I can go back to writing and doing my own research (rather than someone else’s).”
Bonnie Dinsmore Kerrick Nu’62 is director of publications at Saint Edward’s School in Vero Beach, Fla.
Edward J. Bergman C’63 is an attorney practicing in Princeton, N.J., who also teaches negotiation and dispute-resolution at the Wharton School. He edited Court-Annexed Mediation: A Critical Perspective on Selected State and Federal Programs, published this year by Pike & Fischer.
Lois Kerkeslager Herr G’63, Manheim, Pa., was last year appointed director of marketing and public affairs at Elizabethtown College.
Dr. David Luhrsen C’63, dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic College, was elected chair of the Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board in January.
Dr. George E. Andrews Gr’64 the Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the University of Parma in Italy for his contributions to the advancement of theoretical physics, in particular statistical mechanics.
Dr. Jeremy A. Sabloff C’64, the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the University Museum Term Professor of Anthropology, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May.
Peter C. Ward L’64, previously of counsel to the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell in its Jackson, Miss., office, has relocated his antitrust and trade-regulation practice to the Nashville office, where he works with the firm’s health-law group.
Beverly Rutman Budin CW’65 has joined Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP as a partner in its Philadelphia office; she concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning and estate and trust administration. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the graduate-tax program at Villanova University Law School.
Andrew H. Cohn C’66 recently completed a term as chair of the real estate section of the Boston Bar Association; he still serves on its steering committee. Elected recently to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, he is now listed in current editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.
C. Murray Saylor Jr. W’66 WG’67, a personal-finance specialist and estate planner in Atlanta, was elected treasurer of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants at its convention earlier this year.
Kenneth J. Artis C’67 <kenartis@yahoo .com> has been named general counsel and secretary of Hypercosm, Inc. (www.hypercosm3d.com). Based in Madison, Wis., this software firm has successfully developed the programming needed to express 3-D renderings, with behavior, in a two-dimensional environment.
Marsha Inselman Atkind CW’67 has been elected a national vice president of the National Council of Jewish Women, a non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for women, children and families in the United States and Israel. Her responsibilities will include chairing the investment committee and the editorial board of the NCJW Journal.
Dr. Robert F. Hoffman Gr’67 received the volunteer-leadership award of United Way of Gloucester County (N.J.). He served as its general-campaign chair in 1995, raising $2.6 million. A retired director of environmental and human relations for ICI Polyurethanes, he serves as a consultant to Penn’s chemical-engineering department.
Harvey J. Jacob C’67 e-mails that late in life, at age 50, he became an attorney, and is associated with the firm of Shapiro & Shapiro, P.C., in Cherry Hill, N.J. He received his LLM in taxation from Temple Law School in May.
Jonathan Kane W’67 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its Berwyn office. Previously a shareholder with the firm of Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., he was manager of its labor relations and employment section.
Michael Sales W’67 <mjsales@mediaone .net> participated in the panel “Executive Competence in the New Millennium: Implications for Organization Development” at the World Future Society’s Ninth General Assembly in Washington last July. He wrote that he would be on staff again at the Power & Leadership Conference on Cape Cod, which “creates a society through which people learn about themselves and social-system dynamics.” This is Michael’s 15th year on staff there.
James S. Cahn C’68 is a partner in the Cleveland law firm of Hermann, Cahn & Schneider. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a master in the Korean art of TaeKwonDo: he taught a course in stretching, breathing and meditation exercises for stress reduction and management at the academy’s mid-year meeting in Tucson in March.
Dr. Carolyn M. Jackson SW’68, Tucson, Ariz., is outreach manager of the family-advocacy program at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. She was elected to the board of the National Association of Social Workers last year.
Neal Pollock C’68 recently returned from a cruise on the Sky Princess from Sydney to New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti. On American Samoa, he visited the 53rd of the 54 U.S. national parks. “Fantastic.”
Rich Sabreen C’68 is worldwide general manager for radio and television at Bloomberg L.P. This includes oversight of Bloomberg’s flagship New York radio station WBBR AM, nine worldwide networks as well as national radio and television operations.
William J. Woodward Jr. C’68 is the I. Herman Stern Professor of Law at Temple University. He is chair of the commercial-law section for the Association of American Law Schools and co-chair of the ABA’s business-law education committee.
Dr. David B. Freiman C’69 M’73 reports that after “having had Presbyterian Hospital bought out from under me by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center I have now returned to HUP as interim chief of interventional radiology. I am an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology, as well as a figure-skating judge and referee for the United States Figure Skating Association. My wife Arlene, I and our three children are in the midst of the trials and tribulations of college admission for the middle one.”
Linda Gorelick Amir W’70 <email@example.com> recently established her own consulting and freelance practice, Amir Associates, in Brookline, Mass. Her expertise is analyzing and developing marketing and sales programs, and assessing current market environments and evaluating corporate cultures for the long-term effectiveness of marketing and sales.
Harriet Hankin CW’70 is president and partner of CGI Consulting Group, Inc., an employee-benefits design and administration company based in Malvern, Pa., and is proud to announce two new clients, DPRC and Technisource, both national providers of information-technology services. She was recently a featured panelist for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce “Women Taking Charge” engagement. She also spoke at the conference on outsourcing given by the International Quality and Productivity Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., earlier this year on “AmeriGas Warms Up to Outsourcing: The Inside Hows and Whys of a Well-managed Outsourcing Relationship and an Incredible ROI.”
Maury Nunes C/W’70 has accepted an adjunct professorship at Georgetown University Law School. He was also recently re-elected to chair of the State of Virginia Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation.
Bruce Pasternack GEE’70 is a senior vice president with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. He co-wrote The Centerless Corporation. For more information about the book, see the company’s Web site (www.bah.com).
Jan S. Tecklin SAMP’70 <tecklin@beaver .edu> was promoted to full professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Beaver College in Glenside, Pa. He recently published the third edition of Pediatric Physical Therapy through Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. This month (July) he will speak at the Eighth Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis Congress in Salvador, Brazil.
Ellen Tarlow Weidner CW’70 <etw@ browser.net> e-mails that she “was traumatically brain injured in a bike accident in Wiscassett, Maine, in 1981. I now sit in a wheelchair due to my paralysis. I have written my autobiography and am looking for an editor and eventual publisher. I am living with my mother in Bethlehem, Pa., working at Radnor High School in the guidance office.”
John R. Feldman W’71 has joined the metro New York practice of Arthur Andersen LLP as a managing director in its global structured-finance and leasing practice. He was with Chase Securities Inc.
Bob Hallock W’71 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is general manager of Lion Brothers Headwear, which manufactures baseball caps and other headwear. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Fritzi Kolker Hallock CW’83, has two children, Stephen (16) and Amanda (five), and performs Jewish “non-traditional” music for synagogues in Maryland.
Dr. William E. Jackson Gr’72, associate professor and chair of German literature at the University of Virginia, received its outstanding-faculty award in May for his contributions to the mentoring program of its Office of African American Affairs and his support of African American students there over the past three decades.
Mariell Jessup CW’72 “recently moved back to Penn, in the heart failure/transplant program. My office in Penn Tower overlooks the campus.”
James D. Morris C’72 L’75 <jdmorris-lsm@ msn.com> participated in a panel on “Due Diligence and ASTM Phase I/II” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Fourth Annual Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg in April.
Dr. Zoltan Nagy Gr’72, a senior scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, was last year elected a fellow of the Electrochemical Society, for his “unique, experimental and theoretical studies of fundamental electrochemical processes and for his devoted service to the society.”
Dr. Georgia Robins Sadler Nu’72 WG’73 is associate professor of surgery at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine and associate director for outreach at the UCSD Cancer Center. She lives in La Jolla with her husband, Blair L. Sadler, and daughters, Noelle and Nicole. In March she was named the woman of the year for the 78th California Assembly District, for her efforts to inform poor and minority women in San Diego about free breast-cancer detection and treatment.
Dr. Joel Sunkin C’72 and his wife, Beth, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca, on February 14; she weighed 8 lbs. 4 ozs. and was born on her due date. The Sunkins live in Los Angeles where Joel is a clinical psychologist in private practice and Beth is an educational therapist also in private practice.
Robert Wemischner C’72 is writing his third book, about cooking with tea, to be published next spring by Tuttle. In addition to writing and teaching culinary arts full-time, he is a corporate chef for Barnes and Watson, a premium-tea company based in Seattle.
Dr. Joe Williams C’72 <MSquid@aol.com> a dentist practicing in Ventnor, N.J., was awarded the Michael Lanza prize for poetry composition by Richard Stockton College.
Prof. Robert F. Blomquist W’73, a professor of law at Valparaiso University in Indiana for the last 13 years, will speak at the national conference “Is Environmental Alternative Dispute Resolution Working in America?” in Indianapolis this October. During the spring semester next year, he will be on sabbatical as a visiting professor and scholar at the Environmental Law Centre of the Australian National University in Canberra, where he will conduct research and teach on Australian biodiversity law. Interested classmates can contact him at <email@example.com>.
Charles E. Dorkey III L’73, a partner in the Manhattan law firm of Haythe & Curley, was elected to the board of the New York Historical Society last October.
Robert C. Epstein W’73 has joined the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, based in Morristown, N.J., as a principal in its commercial and business litigation practice group.
Ralph A. Jacobs C’73 C’75 is a litigation partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Hoyle, Morris & Kerr LLP who concentrates his practice on Internet law and complex commercial litigation. In February he spoke at the American Intellectual Property Law Association on law in cyberspace.
Pam Horvitz Schneider CW’73, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a partner in the personal and fiduciary law department of the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, received the 1998 distinguished estate-planner award from the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.
Lee Watkins C’73 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been promoted to vice president-general manager of Hosa Technology, Inc., in Buena Park, Calif., which manufactures cables, adaptors and accessories for audio and video professionals and professional musicians. Lee signed on as sales manager there in 1988.
Anthony S. Bartolomeo CE’74 was named president and chief operating officer of Pennoni Associates, Inc., a consulting-engineering firm based in Philadelphia.
James H. Brothers IV C’74 retired from the Army/Army Reserves last September after 22 years. In the spring he passed the orals for an MA in historical archaeology at the College of William & Mary; the topic is Colonial iron furnaces of Virginia. He recently took part in the excavation of two 19th-century canal boats in Richmond. His wife, Joanne Hehre Brothers CW’77, received her master-gardener’s certification from Virginia Tech. Their eldest daughter, Nancy, a junior at the Chesterfield County Mathematics and Science High School, has been accepted into the National Honor Society and is a National Merit Commended Scholar; she participated in an exchange program in the U.K. last year and this summer has gone to Hrawa, Japan, as part of another exchange. Last year she also studied archaeology in Ireland with the Center for Talented Youth, International. Meredith, their middle daughter, will start high school at the Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in the fall, and Elizabeth will be entering middle school at the Collegiate School. Sandy (James V) is still in nursery school.
Ralph D. Caparulo GFA’74 has been hired as an adjunct professor of art and art history at the Schenectady County Community College (SUNY) in Schenectady, N.Y. He is also a member of the studio teaching staff at Rensselaer County Council on the Arts in Troy and an associate of the University Without Walls program at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. In the spring he had work showing at the 49th annual competition in Fort Smith, Ariz., an invitational exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in the Texas National at the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. In June he had a solo show at Village Gallery in Galway, N.Y., an affiliate of the Saratoga County Arts Council, and a sculpture included in the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh. With his wife, Nancy, he is restoring an 18th-century post-and-beam farmhouse in upstate New York, with the goal of running it as a B&B by next year.
Walter Updegrave C’74 <walter_updegrave @moneymail.com> has written Investing for the Financially Challenged, which was published by Warner Books in June. He describes it as “a funny but practical guide to investing designed for anyone intimidated or confused by things financial.” The author of The Right Way to Invest in Mutual Funds and How to Keep Your Savings Safe, he notes that although he majored in economics he has never let that “obstacle” prevent him “from bringing wit, humor and commonsense analysis to personal finance.”
Dr. Irving Kuo C’75 will return to medical academia this month (July) after five years of private practice in Hot Springs, Ark., teaching outpatient and consultation-liaison psychiatry at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences School of Medicine. He is happily married to Gayla Bowden-Kuo, director of the Garland County Court’s special advocacy program for abused children.
Nancy Pressman Morgenstern CW’75 <NPMorg@aol.com> sends her greetings from a former resident of College House, the glory days of the Quad, and the soon-to-be-extinct Stouffer Triangle. After graduating Penn, she stayed in the area to get her law degree from Temple in 1978, somehow never returning to her native New York City area. “It is incredible to realize that I have now lived in the DelVal region and have been practicing law (with a concentration on matrimonial and family law) for over 20 years. Having avoided more traditional law-firm affiliations, choosing to start my own practice in the early 80s made it possible for me to stay active and also raise two wonderful—albeit high-maintenance—children. Also enabling this was my equally wonderful and long-suffering husband, who still listens to me play old Joan Baez and Bob Dylan songs in a vain attempt to relive my youth. Most recently, I joined the Savoy Company in Philly to sing Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with two other Penn grads, Gene Schneyer C’75 and Debra Appel CW’75. Unfortunately, the saddest news for me of these recent years has been the loss of my brother, Dr. Jack Pressman G’82 Gr’86, who died suddenly in 1997. Jack was a medical historian and professor at the U.C. San Francisco Medical School at the time of his death. A wonderful memorial service for him was held on campus last year. I would be very interested to hear via e-mail from any former students, faculty or friends I have not yet met who may have known my brother from his happy times here.”
Barbara Ross CW’75 is vice president of educational services at Universal Learning Technology in Peabody, Mass., where she is responsible for educational material in Bravo!, an Internet-based application which caters to varying styles of learning by incorporating recent research on learning and the brain. In her spare time she is a mystery writer.
Dr. Victor B. Siew M’75, an internist practicing in Fountain Valley, Calif., was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine in January. He lives in Laguna Beach with his wife, Christina, and two children, Serena and Melissa.
David Chanko W’77 e-mails that “it is now five years since I left the rat race of New York City and its government and moved to the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon.” He is the administrator for the Prairie City government, and teaches economics and finance at Eastern Oregon University. His wife, Joni, runs the county’s pre-natal and teen-pregnancy programs. “Our children, Daniel and Ariel, are home-schooled. We love it.”
Hope A. Comisky L’77 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner. Previously managing partner of the Philadelphia office of the firm Anderson, Kill & Olick Ewing, she concentrates her practice in employment-law litigation and counseling.
Bruce Curley C’77 <email@example.com> wrote “This Broken Silence” in Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, edited by Marguerite Striar and published last year by Northwestern University Press (www.press.uillinois.edu).
Gail Rubinstein Lipton C’77 GEd’78 recently relocated to Maryland with her husband, Barry, and their son, Philip (nine). She is a senior-grants and financial-policy specialist with the Administration for Children and Families in Washington, developing and interpreting policy for programs which affect the lives of children and families, including Head Start and TANF.
David F. Simon L’77, chief legal officer of Aetna U.S. Healthcare, in May presented a grant of $10,000 to Penn’s radio station, WXPN, to help underwrite its program, Kid’s Corner.
Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi C’77 <lzt@truman .edu> became chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania in February. She edited Modern Papua New Guinea, published by Thomas Jefferson University Press last year. Currently she is on sabbatical, working on an online course on cultures of the Pacific.
Patricia Sons Biswanger C’78 L’93 recently joined the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen and O’Connor as an associate in its commercial-litigation department.
Dr. Cindi Bossart V’78 and her husband, Jim Efron, celebrated the success of their Rough Collie, Ch. Glenhill Argent Quantum Leap, as best in breed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February. He is also a “Purina Chosen by Champion” dog and has been featured in that company’s advertising since the spring. In addition to Quantum’s honors, Ch. Locust Hill Big Mac, a smooth Collie handled by Jim, won Best of Opposite Sex (once a winner in a breed class is selected, a dog of the other sex is also chosen). Cindi, who has maintained a practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, for more than a decade, is known for her work with police dogs, and with abandoned and abused dogs. She has also appeared on several shows on the Animal Planet and Discovery television channels, including Wild Rescues.
Stanley H. Greene C’78 is president and COO of Tri-State Media, Inc., and in charge of creating Tri-State Media Network, a new cable network for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Chat 24, a two-hour, completely interactive live talk show, will be the network’s new cornerstone program.
Jamie Kreitman C’78 has designed knitwear clothes since 1991; she had a one-day exhibition last October in Bala Cynwyd outside Philadelphia.
Brant K. Maller C’78 was elected partner in the St. Louis law firm of Bryan Cave LLP. Joining the firm in 1996, he is a member of its lending and business-finance and real estate construction and project-finance groups.
Daniel K. Whitten C/W’78 <firstname.lastname@example.org> has been appointed vice president of client services for Caribiner International, the corporate-communications company.
Kenneth Goodkind L’78 has joined the Cherry Hill, N.J., law firm of Flaster/Greenberg as shareholder, working in the area of litigation and bankruptcy law. He previously had served as a partner with Fellheimer, Braverman & Kaskey in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill.
Gloria Hullett-Smith GEE’78 is chief of systems at NASA’s Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where she is in charge of the Spacelab payload-crew-training complex. In May she received a lifetime-achievement award from the National Society of Black Engineers.
Stacey Meadows Adels C’79 L’82, Elkins Park, Pa., is vice president and general counsel for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. At Jefferson since 1988, she most recently served as associate counsel.
Dr. Sheryl B. Cooper C’79 <scooper@towson .edu>, coordinator of the Sign Language-Deaf Studies Program and an assistant professor at Towson University, is the mother of “two adorable and brilliant little girls,” Kayla, first grade, and Lianna (two). She is a certified sign-language interpreter and interpreter trainer, and is the wife of a high-school-teacher-by-day and videographer-by-night, Eric Reisman. Recently she was selected as one of 150 women to join the national Hadassah Leadership Academy, a three-year learning experience which culminates in a trip to Israel.
Dr. Rosalie M. Mirenda GNu’79, president of Neumann College in Aston, Pa., was elected to the newly established Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities. Last year she was named to the annual list of women of distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Association of Women’s Business Owners and the Forum for Executive Women.
Jeanne Rand Naglak C’79 and Kenneth Naglak W’78 and their daughter, Stephanie, are proud to announce that Joseph Min Naglak, who was born in Seoul May 23, 1997, joined their family on February 4.
Peter Thomas Roth C’79 was featured in the April issue of Vogue about the company he co-founded in Manhattan, Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, that “aggressively targets sticky-complexion problems, namely acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and pesky wrinkles.” A “soft-spoken New Yorker,” he outlined the company’s rise: “We were in places like Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs and the Peaks in Telluride, and then we made it to the Bliss catalog—and then it took off.” He also quipped “And we don’t test on animals: we test on people in New Jersey. They line up to test the products. They love it.”
David S. Abrams W’80 <dsabrams@agedwards .com> recently took a position with A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., as a managing director in its investment-banking office in Boca Raton, Fla. He has been living in Boca Raton since 1990 with his wife, Tracy, and their two boys, Jacob (nine) and Harley (six).
Dr. Joan E. Burritt GNu’80 GrN’88 was last year appointed chief nursing officer and an associate hospital administrator at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She had previously served as director of pediatrics and most recently as director of medical nursing at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Kathleen E. Hall-Ditchfield C’80 and Mark Ditchfield announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth, on March 18, and “their overdue emigration from University City to a nice little house in a nice little field in Chester County .”
Stu Morse C’80 e-mails that his wife, Glee, gave birth to their second daughter, Courtney, on October 9. “Sister Lauren gets her own room. Glee loses weight. Stu drinks highball.”
Dr. John Trojanowski GM’80, and his wife, Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee WG’84, professors of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University and co-directors of Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, received the first $1 million research grant of the Alzheimer’s Association for their project to develop new tests for early diagnosis of the disease.
Dr. Steven Alter C’81 <alternet26@aol .com> e-mails that “turning forty is a great time to be thankful for how well things have gone.” He is a clinical psychologist in full-time practice in Forest Hills, a metropolitan New York neighborhood where he also lives. In addition, he teaches and supervises at Adelphi University, where he received his doctorate. He is often called as an expert witness, mostly in child-custody cases. “My wife, also a psychologist, my son and I happily live in Forest Hills Gardens. Penn friends are a major source of joy for all of us.”
Alice Beck C’81 L’84, a member of the tax-practice group at the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, was appointed to the board of the Opera Company of Philadelphia in March.
Juan Briones Jr. C’81 began a new career opportunity in the entertainment industry last fall: he is now manager of finance and planning for Universal Studios Home Video in Hollywood, focusing on the financial planning, forecasting and analysis of the international home-video market. He had been with The Coca-Cola Company in Irvine for five years. Though a native of San Antonio, Texas, he has been in California since 1984, having obtained his MBA from UCLA in 1986.
David B. Cohen C/EAS’81 G’81 L’86 WG’86 became a partner in the Los Angeles office of the law firm of Sidley & Austin in May.
Steve Goldman C/W’81 <steve@niftycool .com> has “moved, yet again—this time to Salt Lake City where I am now vice president and general counsel for Teltrust, Inc., a telecommunications-outsource provider.” In this position he has responsibility for legal, regulatory and human resources. He continues to help out his wife, Kris, with Nifty Cool, Inc. (www.niftycool.com), their online site offering high-quality children’s gifts including educational and specialty toys, books, music, furniture and more. They offer a discount to Penn alums.
Dan Kligman C’81 is a poet looking for a day job in New York City.
Dr. Nancy C. Lee GM’81 was named director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta; she manages a staff of 150 employees and an operating budget of $200 million. For the past six years she served as the division’s associate director for science and led the development of a clinical-surveillance system for CDC’s early-detection program of breast and cervical cancer.
Jeff Shikowitz C’81 <email@example.com> and his wife, Jeanne McCarron, happily announce the birth of their daughter, Justine Erin, on April 13. She joins her big brother, Gregory, at their home in Westport, Conn. Jeff works as a group manager for Pegasystems, Inc., responsible for installing its customer-relationship management software. Jeanne is a speech-language pathologist in private practice working from home.
Susan Zaney-Rubenfield EAS/W’81 WG’87 was promoted in February to vice president of marketing and product management with FairMarket, Inc., a provider of auction and e-commerce services on the Web. Before joining FairMarket, she had been with The MonsterBoard, an online career-resource site.
David N. Feldman W’82 L’85 <feldman@ bway.net> has grown his Manhattan-based corporate and securities law firm to six attorneys; it now represents over 400 small and midsized businesses and six public companies. He lives in Hewlett Harbor, Long Island, with his wife, Barbra, and nine-year-old daughter Samantha.
Dr. Sari K. Friedman C’82 <depstein@crocker .com> and her husband, Dr. David A. Epstein, announce the birth of their daughter, Giselle Celia, on March 8. She joins her older brother, Leo Benjamin (two). Sari practices general pediatrics in Springfield, Mass. David is taking time off from teaching English in order to raise Leo and Giselle, much to Sari’s great joy.
Eric Vardac C’82 <Redman1524@aol.com> is currently serving as “a mid-level bureaucrat on the Army Staff. Pentagon life has got nothing on a career in the Chinese bureaucracy, but at least I don’t need to collect bribes in order to get by. Watching our country’s leaders getting us sucked into the Balkan briar patch—what was it that Bismarck said about Pomeranian grenadiers?”
Steven G. Winters W’82 L’88, a member of the estates and trusts practice group at the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP, was elected partner in February.
Dr. Brad Lebo C’83 D’90 married Kathy Yocum in Harrisburg, Pa., on January 9. There were 41 Penn alumni in attendance, including wedding-party members Dr. Glenn McLintock C’90 and Dave Santilli C’87. Guests of honor included PGA founder, Bob Phelps C’80, Kristian Muench C’86 and Joe Murphy and family (including Jim Bean C’83) of Murphy’s Tavern fame. Brad is practicing general dentistry in Harrisburg and competes as “a national touring pro in the Professional Putters Association.” His recent golfing-career highlights include wins in the 1997 Putt-Putt Skins Game Championship on ESPN, the 1997 Virginia State Championship and the 1997 Maryland Open.
Alejandro Mora EAS’83 <alex_mora@mediacopy .com> e-mails “Any former Penn Cheerleaders out there? Love to here from you all.”
David Pullman C’83 is the managing director of the Pullman Group, which last August completed a royalty bond deal for the Motown songwriting trio, Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, who have written more than 70 Billboard hits.
Dr. William A. Ryan Jr. M’83 joined Eagle Asset Management Inc. in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a research analyst. He had previously performed research at the National Institutes of Health, and earlier worked for the health-care investment-banking group at Salomon, Smith Barney in New York.
Robert Zagerman W’83 <BobbyZ517@ aol.com> married Connie Wyche WG’90 in 1995. Their son, Jordan Avery, will be three-years old this September and their daughter, Morgan Imani, was born on January 26. Robert is the chief financial officer at Foundations Behavioral Health, an adolescent psychiatric hospital in Doylestown, Pa.
Dr. Nora M. Alter C’84 G’86 Gr’91 was recently awarded a NEH 12-month grant for university professors. She is currently associate professor of German, film and media studies at the University of Florida.
Joann Bove Barnard C’84 and her husband, John, report that they have moved to Birmingham, Ala., where John is the district vice president for the BFI Alabama landfill group. They celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in May; their daughter, Cecilia Joan, will turn two in November. Joann currently works as a mom on a full-time basis and as an occasional market-research analyst from her home.
Lt. Cmdr. Virginia Callaghan Bayer C’84 is executive officer at the U.S. Navy district recruiting center in San Diego, which covers southern California and parts of the Southwest. Serving for 14 years in the Navy, she met her husband there; they have three children.
Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee WG’84, and her husband, Dr. John Trojanowski GM’80, professors of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University and co-directors of Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, received the first $1 million research grant of the Alzheimer’s Association for their project to develop new tests for early diagnosis of the disease.
Andrew Lipetz W’84 married Laurie Tarkan on May 22. She is a journalist and author of the newly-published book My Mother’s Breast: Daughters Face Their Mothers’ Cancer (Taylor 1999). After a stint in Malawi with the Peace Corps, and a first career in marketing and advertising, Andrew went to law school; he practices commercial litigation at Hahn & Hessen LLP in Manhattan. “We live in Brooklyn with Smelly, our cat, and would love to hear from old friends <firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
N. Thatcher Scharpf C’84 and his wife, Donna, and their daughter, Nathalie, left Poland in July last year and returned to Washington for a year of training at the Foreign Service Institute—”foreign language #5.” In August they will head to Croatia for a three-year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb.
Rosanne Pollock Wiedmann C’84 <rwiedman @ix.netcom.com> and her husband, Richard, e-mail that their daughter, Jamie Maryanna, celebrated her second birthday on April 2. Rosanne and Rich both work for Merck & Co., Inc., and live in Wayne, Pa.
Scott Ableman C’85 and Debbie Shrager C’85 welcomed a new daughter, Hannah, on October 18. Most proud of all is big brother Ethan, now four years old. Debbie has left the National Labor Relations Board where she was an attorney for the past seven years. Scott is vice president of brand marketing for WinStar, the new phone company that provides businesses with local phone service, Internet and other telecommunications services. They live in McLean, Va.
Victor Boyajian L’85 has been named co-chair of the capital-markets group of the New Jersey-based law firm Sills Cummis.
Charles Frohman W’85 and his wife, Sharon, announce the birth of their second daughter, Remy Lauren on October 2. She joins her big sister, Bari Elyse (three). Charles is a co-owner of GEM Office Products Co. in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. “We are America’s oldest manufacturer of paper clips and fasteners. Bari has learned to distinguish between competitive brands of paper clips and clearly states ‘Daddy’s clips are the best’ whenever questioned. We live in Cresskill, N.J., just outside of New York.”
Marc E. Golden C’85 <MEGOLDEN@ msn.com> e-mails after graduating from Duke Law School, he spent the last 10 years practicing business litigation. In February he changed his focus and became associated with the law offices of Michael S. Gendler, a Los Angeles entertainment-law boutique that represents actors, writers and directors in the motion-picture, television and publishing fields. “I am enjoying living at the beach in Santa Monica.”
Dr. Michael R. Grossman C’85, a podiatrist who maintains his chief practice in Ardmore, Pa., became board-certified in podiatric surgery in January. He is affiliated with Lankenau, Bryn Mawr and Paoli Hospitals.
Steven Haber C/W’85 <stevenhaber@hotmail .com> was recently elected partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP; he has a diverse legal practice, concentrating on civil litigation. He lives in Mount Laurel, N.J., with his wife, Terry, and two children, Sarah and Jacob.
Cynthia Goldfine Kaiser C’85 G’87 has moved back to Brussels following the transfer within Exxon of her husband, Olivier, from Houston to the Brussels’ law department. Their girls, Delphine (six) and Sonya (three), both bilingual in French and English, are adjusting well. Cynthia is learning Dutch and singing with the Brussels Choral Society, which performed Verdi’s Requiem at the Grand Place at the end of June.
Charles E. Leasure III C’85 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in its commercial-insurance and reinsurance group; he had been with the Washington law firm of Carr, Goodson, Lee & Warner, where he had practiced since 1989.
Andy Miller C’85 <amiller@ ci.portland .or.us> lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife, Kristin Chrisman, and their two daughters, Zoe (five) and Maddie (two). “I have left the practice of law and am completing my recovery.” He is a housing-program specialist, developing affordable housing for Portlanders who are low-income or living with HIV/AIDS —and he helps the city maintain “one of the country’s most sensible housing policies.”
Ivonne Prieto C’85 is an attorney at Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin & Friel in San Jose, Calif., concentrating in technology, complex-commercial, and intellectual-property litigation.
Dr. Glen Reznikoff C’85 <greznikoff@ msn.com> recently became a partner of Medical Specialists of Fairfield (Conn.), as an oncologist/hematologist. He is also on staff and conducting clinical trials in oncology at Yale University and Columbia University. “I am currently trying to figure out lawn care, as my wife, Kelly and I have just moved into our first, new home. Our two-year-old son Ethan has already learned how to get into trouble both inside and outside the house.”
Mark J. Rosen C’85 has joined the Philadelphia-based intellectual-property law firm of Woodcock, Washburn, Kurtz, Mackiewicz & Norris LLP as an associate; his experience is in biotechnology-patent prosecution, client counseling and litigation.
Dr. Ashish Bhattacharya C’86 completed medical school in 1990 and surgical residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He went on to complete a two-year general plastic- and reconstructive-residency program in 1997 at SUNY Brooklyn (he holds two teaching professorships at SUNY and UMDNJ). Since then he has been engaged in private solo practice in plastic surgery, receiving his board certification in plastic surgery recently. Ashish still is active in martial arts, having received a master’s black belt in 1996. He has lived in Monmouth County, N.J., for the past two years with his wife, Frances; their two sons, Aidan (four) and Deven (two), are growing happily. They are all anxiously expecting another addition to their family this summer. Ashish looks forward to corresponding with others at <email@example.com>.
John J. Burke L’86 was elected partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP earlier this year; he concentrates his practice on international trade.
Dr. Denise K. Capozzi V’86, a veterinarian at the University of Pittsburgh, was elected a diplomate of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine last year.
Beth Wassserman Denitz GCP’86 has joined the National Philanthropic Trust as director of philanthropic services. The trust, based in Jenkintown, Pa., helps donors support nonprofits through donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and a pooled-income fund.
Charles J. Downey III W’86 <cdowney@ fdh.com> and his wife, Christina, are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, Kevin, on January 15; he joins his siblings Brian (five) and Megan (two). The family lives in Riverside, Conn. Charles is a partner specializing in corporate and securities law at Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP in Stamford.
Steve Doyle C’86 WG’90 recently joined the Interflex Group as co-chair with his father, Joe Doyle C’61. This is after a 12-year career, which included business consulting with BCG and investment banking in the USA and Europe. Their company opened an operation in Brazil this year and they plan to expand operations in the USA as well.
Michael D. Golden C’86 was elected to partner in the Atlanta law firm of Arnall, Golden & Gregory LLP; he is a member of its corporate department and real estate practice group.
Stephen C. Kunkle C’86 <Kunkle@msn .com> is “pleased to inform one and all that after getting the idea to move West some years ago, I acted on it. I moved to Arizona two and half years ago. My wife, Laurie, and I are very proud of our two children, Carter (three) and Emily (one). She is an editor at the Arizona Republic. I am a sole practitioner devoting my law practice to criminal defense—after almost eight years as a prosecutor in New York County and Maricopa County. Yes, it gets hot here, but so what, that’s why they have swimming pools.”
Dr. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang C’86 G’88 Gr’91 <firstname.lastname@example.org> announces the birth of his first daughter, Elizabeth Jae Mee Pang, on April 2. Earlier this year he left the editorship of the Encyclopaedia Britannica to manage a digital archive based at Stanford University on the history of Silicon Valley. He was recently elected to the board of editors of The American Scholar, and to the guiding committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s project to develop nonacademic career opportunities for humanities Ph.D.s.
Sherman L. Ragland II WG’86 is president and CEO of Tradewinds International, a minority-owned firm based in Alexandria, Va., that created the first electronic auction, in 1994. In addition it has administered FCC electronic auctions, generating $23 billion in revenues for the federal government. He noted “conservative projections are for 30% of all goods and services to be sold through an electronic auction by 2003.”
Audrey Samers C’86 married David Glicksman in New Rochelle, N.Y., on March 14. Joining in the festivities were Margot Metzger C’86, Suzanne Simenhoff Boxer C’86, Lisa Kuvin Schreier C’86, Dr. Elana Elster C’86 GEd’86, Laura Siegel Rabinowitz C’86, Dina Hellerstein C/W’85, Lauren Goldberg W’89, Marc Posner C’85 L’92 and Susan Kleinman C’86. Audrey is the deputy general counsel of the New York State Insurance Department and advisor to the department on Holocaust-related insurance issues. David is a manager of affiliate relations for CBS Cable.
Joel Tocker C’86 <email@example.com> and his wife, Pam, had their second child, Zachary Chase, within the past year; they have relocated to Seattle where he is a staff scientist at Immunex Corp.
Anne Berman-Waldorf C’87 recently took a position as director of lifelong education at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, N.J., and has moved to Yardley, Pa., with her husband, Joshua, and their two children, Samual Micah (five) and Lily Rebecca (two).
Christopher J. Dalla GEd’87, director of food service at the Oregon Institute of Technology, received special recognition at the school’s annual convocation last September.
Samuel A. Danon C’87 L’91 was named partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight LLP; he practices class-action, antitrust, copyright- and trademark-infringement litigation, and petroleum-marketing disputes.
Keith E. Gottfried W’87 <KGottfri@Skadden .com> is a seventh-year associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. His practice is concentrated on mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Jeffrey Martinek C’87, who was recently awarded a Ph.D. in English by Indiana University, has been appointed assistant professor of English at Missouri Southern State College.
Dr. Allan E. Peljovich C’87 M’92 <peljovich@ mindspring.com> and Lori Schwartz Peljovich C’90 are proud to announced the birth of their second child, Sarah Fay, on January 30. Sarah joins big brother, David Aaron, who just turned two. Allan, an orthopaedic surgeon, has just completed a fellowship in hand and upper-extremity surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Lori is a freelance business writer specializing in marketing communications. They will be moving to either Atlanta or Miami this month (July).
Dr. Virginia T. Rentko V’87 was promoted last year to vice president of veterinary medicine for Biopure Corp. in Cambridge, Mass. She played a major role in the development of Oxyglobin solution, a hemoglobin-based, oxygen-carrying blood substitute for the treatment of anemia in dogs.
Dr. Donald F. Schwarz WG’87 was named chief of the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in March. He was principal investigator for the Philadelphia site of the National Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network, 1994-97.
Kerry Sherin C’87 is the full-time director at the Kelly Writers House, the center for writing programs and readings at Penn. She served as its resident coordinator last year.
Robert H. Arbuckle CGS’88 <rharbuckle@ yahoo.com>, on a dare, took the foreign-service examination in February 1998: in August he takes up his first two-year assignment as the cultural-affairs officer at the U.S. Information Service center in Accra, in Ghana. He will facilitate cultural and academic exchanges (including Ghana’s large Fulbright and Humphrey exchange programs), working with visiting lecturers and professional specialists, organizing conferences and seminars, and generally helping communicate American values and interpret American culture. “After over 10 years working in the music industry in Manhattan, West Africa will certainly be a change. If any Penn people find themselves in Accra, drop me an e-mail or stop in the USIS Center.”
Alice Huffman Birch C/W’88 <ahbirch@ worldnet.att.net> and her husband, Hugh, announce with joy the birth of their second child, George Robert Birch, on April 3. He joins big-sister Camille who is almost three years old.
Rebecca Broberg C’88 (soprano) and Josephine Gaeffke C’88 (harpsichord), recently formed the chamber trio, Ardiamo, with a German counter-tenor. They have performed in Europe in the last few years, specializing in the duet repertory of the Italian Baroque.
Dr. Lisa Rappaport Deson C’88 received her Ph.D. in February last year. Currently she is the learning-disabilities specialist at a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children. Her area of expertise is in neuropsychological disorders and she is currently writing two journal articles, to be published this year. She has also co-written a chapter for a textbook to be published in December. She and her husband will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on July 30, the day before her sister, Gail Rappaport C’90 is to marry Matt Eilers C’90.
Tom Dowdell G’88, was a named partner in the Washington office of the Houston-based law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in February. He practices in all areas of health-care law, especially Medicare/Medicaid coverage and fraud and abuse issues.
Dr. Marisa Esteves V’88 was elected a diplomate of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine last year.
Lauren Frank C’88 <firstname.lastname@example.org> married Dr. Neil Brody, a dermatologist in private practice, in 1995; they have a wonderful son, Ezra Max Brody, born on November 11. “I am a full-time Mommy and loving every minute of it. We live in Sands Point, Long Island.”
Rabbi Niles Goldstein C’88 <niles@jewishlife .org> had his third book, Duties of the Soul: The Role of Commandments in Liberal Judaism, published in the spring; Spiritual Manifestos: Visions for Renewed Religious Life in America will be published in September. He lives in Brooklyn.
Lisa Tripoli Pellegrino C’88 and her husband, Mark Pellegrino, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Steven Thomas Pellegrino, in December.
Peter Rosenberg C’88, an associate in the West Conshohocken office of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen & O’Connor, was promoted to member of the firm.
Alayne Malkemes Rosner Nu’88 and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of their son, Jake Kenneth, on January 27. He joins brother Cole Robert, who is almost three years old.
Jim Shields C’88 e-mails that after serving eight adventurous years in the Navy, he is happy to have recently returned to the Philadelphia area; he works at SEI Investments in Oaks, Pa. “I am happiest, however, to announce my marriage in April to the former Tammy Campbell.”
Robyn Voshardt C’88 has work in an exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art through this month (July): Juicy Fruit: Contemporary Citrus Imagery by Florida Artists. The pieces are collaborative works from a series, Shelf Life, that symbolize “Florida being processed, labeled and shipped. It’s the commodification of the sunshine experience.”
Brooke Burdett C’89 lives in Buenos Aires, teaching English as second language to adult professionals, and refining her tango techniques and understanding of this dance, which originated in Buenos Aires. She also assists in escorting tango tours from America to Buenos Aires and is currently involved in production of instructional tango videos taught by the Argentine masters. She has also made a series of instructional videos sold over the Internet. She teaches tango on tour in the U.S., January to March each year.
Thomasenia Duncan L’89 has joined the Corporation of National Service as general counsel; previously she was an associate with the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling, handling civil-rights and contracts litigation.
Debra Steiner Friedman C’89 L’92, an associate in the labor and employment department of the Philadelphia-based law firm of Cozen and O’Connor, was promoted to member of the firm.
Stacia Gray-Crawford C’89 <stacia.g.crawford @abc.com> and her husband, Malcolm, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Malcolm Junior, on November 1. Stacia and Malcolm were married in Kenya in 1996. Stacia is a television-news producer and entrepreneur and Malcolm is a general contractor; they live in Oak Park, Ill.
Lesley Hirshfeld Hausmann C’89 <hausmann @tiac.com> and Matt Hausmann W’86 happily announce the arrival of their first child, Connor Matthew, on December 5.
Dr. Jonathan Masel C’89 married Kerri Raub on June 12. Jonathan has just completed his urology residency at the University of South Florida and Kerri is a first-grade teacher in Tampa. They will live in Tauranga, New Zealand, while he pursues a fellowship in endourology.
Joseph Mcgillian EAS’89 and his wife, Donna, had a baby girl, Morgan, last August. She joins her brother, Joe Jr. (six), in the family’s home in Upper Darby, Pa. Joseph Sr. is an engineer with the U.S. Navy.
Lisa Smith C’89 and her husband, Dr. Alan Salzberg W’88 G’92 Gr’95, announce the birth of their daughter, Bayle Michelle Smith-Salzberg, on April 30. They live in Washington, where Lisa is an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission and Alan is a statistician with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Gerald B. Sullivan L’89 was elected partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP earlier this year; he concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, including product liability.
Robert Susser C’89 married Jennifer Greene in June last year. Robert practices law in Manhattan and Jen is a social worker at the New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Among the Penn grads who were in the wedding were Philip Susser C’91, Andrew Susser L’92 WG’92, Barry Katz C’89, Kevin Lemmer EE/W’90, Rebecca Whellan Susser WG’96, Laurel Southworth L’93 and Alison Sharfman Harris C’91.
Julie Harvey Adams Nu’90 and Michael Adams W’90 are living in Bradenton, Fla., where Michael is the marketing manager for Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice. Julie has “retired” from the nursing profession to stay home with Haley (six), Zachary (four), Benjamin (two), and Lucas, who was born on February 6. Julie notes “I assure you, however, that working outside the home was a piece of cake compared to keeping up with this gang.” Their e-mail address is <adamsclan@ mindspring.com>.
Jason Bassett C’90 graduated from Boston College Law School in May and is an assistant district attorney in Queens, New York.
Katie Blum Berryhill C’90 <kberryhill@ earthlink.net> earned an M.S. in space studies from the University of North Dakota in July last year, through a unique distance-learning program. She and her husband, Jon, are both Air Force reservists. They own and operate Berryhill Computer Forensics, a computer evidence-recovery firm (www.computerforensics.com). Katie is also a planetarium lecturer in San Francisco and has been teaching junior-college astronomy classes.
Howard A. Cutler C/W’90 and his wife, Emily, announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Rachel, on January 4. She enjoys spending time with her cousin, Paxton Isaac Cutler, who was born to Jonathan Jay Cutler C’93 WG’97 and his wife, Barbara, on December 9.
Laura D’Amato C’90 recently received her M.B.A. in marketing from Hofstra University, and was promoted to manager in charge of video strategy at Cablevision Systems Corp. on Long Island. Her e-mail address is <email@example.com>.
Marc Davies C’90 GGS’94 has joined the litigation department of the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll as an associate in its Philadelphia office; he concentrates his practice in environmental law.
Dr. Heidi Dupret C’90 <Heidi@turanski.com> married Andreas Turanski on September 12 in Newport, R.I. They live in New York City where she is finishing her third year of residency in ob/gyn at New York Hospital/Cornell and Andreas is vice-president of technology at Bluefly.com.
Damian Evans EAS’90 and Victoria Seanor Evans C’89 live in Bellevue, Wash., <firstname.lastname@example.org>. They have two daughters, Allison (two) and Leah, born on April 15. Damian is a manager at Andersen Consulting, and Victoria “works at home running a private daycare and restaurant for her two children.”
Pamela Freilich Hjelle C’90 GEd’91 and Mark Hjelle W’91 GPU’95, Villanova, Pa., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Juliet Hjelle, on April 14. Pamela is a first-grade teacher with the Coatesville Area School District and is pursuing a doctorate in education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education; Mark is an attorney for the Brickman Group in Langhorne.
David J. Kekst C’90 reports that after several years of practicing law with New York white-collar criminal-defense attorney and civil litigator Stanley Arkin, he and his wife, Rebecca, moved out to Los Angeles a year-and-half ago where he took a job in “the management ranks of the William Morris Agency, the world’s largest and oldest talent and literary agency.” Besides administrative and business-related matters, his responsibilities include litigation management.
Heerak C. Kim C’90 participated in the Graduate Student Seminar of the American Academy for Jewish Research in June.
Beth Karafin Lipson C’90 WG’96 and Dr. David Lipson C’90 <email@example.com> proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah, on March 31. Beth is working for National Community Capital, a nonprofit community-development organization in Philadelphia. David is completing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical-care medicine at HUP.
Saul B. Rosenthal W’90 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is very pleased to announce that he is engaged to be married to Sandra Nessim in September. He is an investment banker in the private-equity group at Wit Capital in New York.
Trudi Green Smith C’90 and her husband, J. Bailey Smith, are proud to announce the birth of a son, Taylor Bailey Smith, on June 29 last year. They live in Burke, Va.
Dr. Sharon Hines Smith G’90 SW’90 GrS’96, assistant professor of social work at Rutgers University, wrote African American Daughters and Elderly Mothers: Examining Experiences of Grief, Loss and Bereavement, published by Garland Press last year.
Dominic A. Starr C’90 <email@example.com> is in the sixth year of his law practice in the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough; his practice area is corporate defense litigation, primarily product-liability matters. Dominic and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Sophia (two) and Maria (13 months). He would love to get e-mail from his long-lost friends in the Class of 1990.
Dr. Charles M. Terry C’90, a psychiatrist specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, has joined the medical staff of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville, N.J. He had recently served as chief resident in rehabilitation medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Grace Tsai C’90 <grtsuyuki@erols .com> graduated from the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in social and behavioral sciences—”after being in school for what seemed like an eternity.” Many of her best friends, all Penn alumni, attended the graduation barbeque: Lily Ho C/W’90, Andrew Leavitt C’94, Sean Johnson C’90, Tom Grayman W’90, Ryan Rycraw W’90 and Jessica Avignone C’90. “Hours before my final defense I felt so overwhelmed with emotion because I realized a dream five years in the making was becoming reality. It was a wonderful occasion. After the unforgettable experience as a Butcher RA (third floor!) my senior year, I realized I wanted to stay in academia and continue working with students. 1999 has been an amazing year for me—my husband, Richard Tsuyuki, and I bought our first house in Sterling, Va., and I will be working as a post-doc next year at Hopkins. For all the wonderful friends who I have lost touch with over the years (especially all my ‘kids’ on the third-floor of Butcher, 1989-90), please drop me an e-mail and let me know how you are doing.”
Joseph C. Bedwick C’91 recently joined the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen and O’Connor as an associate in its commercial-litigation department.
Mitchell Brustein Gr’91 has joined the Philadelphia intellectual-property law firm of Woodcock, Washburn, Kurtz, Mackiewicz & Norris LLP as an associate.
Martha Vazakas Carucci C’91 has joined the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association as the new director of Congressional affairs for the House of Representatives. Previously she was manager of government relations, telecommunications policy, for Nortel Networks.
Andrew Edelsberg W’91 and his wife, Catherine Curry Edelsberg C’90, proudly announce the birth of their second daughter, Lauren Carol on March 16. Emily was happy to have her little sister attend her second birthday party on June 23, held at the Edelsberg home in Hamilton Square, N.J. Besides enjoying his fatherly duties, Andrew works in the life-insurance group at Moody’s Investors Service in New York. He can be reached at <edelsbea @moodys.com>.
James Mendelsohn W’91 is back in the Washington area, having accepted a new position as director of marketing research for Capital One Financial Corp., in Falls Church, Va. He headed up to New York earlier this year to celebrate the 30th birthday of Mansoor Movaghar C’91; Robert Biron C’91 GGS’92 GFA’97 was also there.
Alan Jay Meyers W’91 and his wife, Beth, celebrated the birth of their daughter and first child, Hanna Ann, on March 15.
Naneen Ortiz C’91 married Mike Chace on May 25. Currently she is going to school to become a midwife.
Christina Scannell W’91 married Joseph M. Centofanti—a “nice boy from Harvard”—on March 13. Chrisey is an actuary with Tillinghast-Towers Perrin and Joe is an associate with Choate, Hall and Stewart; they will live in Winchester, Mass.
Kimberly Carson Thomas C’91 and Dr. Jeffrey J. Thomas C’92 announce the birth of their firstborn, Shaun Patrick Thomas, on March 20. Kim is a customer-business executive for Nabisco Brands in New Jersey and Jeff graduated in May from Temple University Medical School and will be doing his residency in family practice at Burlington Memorial Hospital. Their e-mail addresses are <Thomaski @ nabisco.com> and <JeffThomas22@worldnet .att.net>.
Andrew Wertkin C’91 <amwertkin@home .com> has started a new software and services corporation, Synapsis Technology, Inc., in Blue Bell, Pa., that specializes in product data and supply-chain management for international organizations.
Sandra Faraday Clark C’92 is engaged to Jeffrey C. Mayhew, owner of Strata Properties, a real estate development company in Southern California. Sandy has been living in Los Angeles for the past six years and is a television producer for Jonathan Goodson Productions, a production company in Hollywood.
Melissa Starner Coveney C’91 GEd’92 is the assistant director of the undergraduate-internship program at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.
Amy S. Fisher C’92 and Andrew Lutz W’87 announce the birth on January 9 of their first child, Jonah Myles Lutz, and their move to Villanova Pa., the next day. They would love to hear from old friends at <asfisher@ home.com>.
Laurie Jacoby Glusman C’92 and Rabbi Brian Glusman welcomed their first child, a son, Nathan Aaron, on December 15. They recently moved to Colorado Springs.
Scott W. Hawley C/W’92 <Scott.Hawley@ astrapharmaceuticals.com> e-mails that he, Ben Tregoe C’92 and Mark “Sparky” De Vere White C’93 competed in the Boy Scouts of America Adult Alumni air-rifle contest in the spring where “our team won an honorary mention in the costume category. We dressed up as Beanie Babies, which made it difficult to fire, but the kids loved it.”
Ginna Johnson GLA’92 was promoted to associate in Carol R. Johnson Associates, the firm of landscape architects and environmental planners based in Cambridge, Mass. Ginna is project manager for the landscape master planning of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., and landscaping designs for expansions to Higgins Hall at Boston College.
Suzanne Novak W’92 is a Blackmun fellow this year at the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, a nonprofit advocacy organization in New York that promotes women’s reproductive rights. She noted, “I sought a career in this field because of all the areas of women’s rights, reproductive rights are the most vehemently attacked.”
Dr. Frederick Slogoff C’92 and Dr. Erica Goldberger C’92 <Slogdocs@aol.com> completed their residencies in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell campus) in New York in June. They will move to Westchester County, where Erica will join the Heathcote Medical Associates of Scarsdale, and Fred will begin a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.
Denise Wolf C’92 is an associate in the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis.
Michael Awad W’93 has “left the stability of the corporate paycheck and become an entrepreneur.” As a former internal auditor for Rohm and Haas Co., he developed project-management software for internal auditors, and last year founded a company to further develop and market the software to companies all over the world (www.AuditLeverage.com). He and his wife, Diana Morse Awad C’95, live in Center City Philadelphia, and they are “really enjoying the marriage thing.” She teaches first and second grades in West Philadelphia. Mike would love to hear from friends at <Awad @AuditLeverage.com>.
Julie Berliner Bell C’93 and Stephen Bell W’93 had a little girl, Samantha Ruth Bell, on November 11. Pictures of her can be seen at (www.erols.com/jsbell) and the site is updated at least once a month. Stephen is a manager at Andersen Consulting “and I am staying home to be a mommy. We are enjoying the DC area.”
Howard J. Booher EAS’93 is the operations coordinator of piercing-mill tooling at the Gambrinus steel plant of the Timken Co.
Sheila Bryan-Reed W’93 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Randolph Reed announce the birth of their daughter, Christina Antonia Love Reed, on October 17; the family lives in Atlanta.
Lisa Noguchi C’93 and Dr. Matt Reeves C’93 celebrated their third wedding anniversary and Matt graduated from Harvard Medical School in June. Lisa is a certified nurse-midwife in private practice with an obstetrician in Hopedale, Mass., and the first midwife to deliver babies at Milford Hospital. Last year Lisa and Matt worked for two months at a rural hospital in Malawi. They will soon be moving to San Francisco for Matt to begin his residency at UCSF in ob/gyn.
Michelle Peluso W’93 <peluso-michelle @dol.gov> is serving in a one-year White House fellowship that provides exposure to the most senior levels of policy decision-making: she is a special assistant to Secretary Alexis Herman at the U.S. Department of Labor. She had taken a leave of absence from her job as a case leader at the Boston Consulting Group’s New York office. “I am thoroughly enjoying my year in Washington.”
John G. Richards II C’93 announces the birth of his daughter, Kathleen Rosann, on March 13. She and her mother, Stacy Slattery Richards, are “both doing well and getting to know each other in our new home in Havertown, Pa. Stacy and I both practice law in Philadelphia.”
Shelley Rossell C’93 G’93 <SRossell1@ aol.com> has accepted a position as principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, and will be relocating here.
Stephen M. Barnett W’94 joined the Richmond, Va., law firm of Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins in February as an associate practicing on Affirmative Action compliance and employment litigation.
Elizabeth Montgomery Bass Nu’94 <email@example.com> and Matthew Bass C’95 <firstname.lastname@example.org> were married in Philadelphia on March 7. “Alumni members of the bridal and groomal parties were Stephanie Brown C’92, Brian Chu C’95, Aron Greenberg C’95, Sean Kinsell C’95, Grace Lee C’95, Beth Popp C’95 and Nadeen Thomas C’91. The chuppa holders included Jennifer Lewis C’95, Renee Rideout Ryerson C’94 and Jessica Yin C’95. Dan Berman C’95 provided the cheese, Dave Mays EAS’95 applied the weather stripping, and Afsal Kuner EAS’95 didn’t drop the Torah. Sima Park C’94 was the understudy bridesmaid. Irrefutable photographic evidence demonstrates that Shaun Smith C/W’95 videotaped the ceremony. Also attending were newly engaged Elissa Sternberg C’92 and Chris Campbell C’93. Whitney Rayles C’98 choreographed the dream sequence, Melissa Geschwind C’96 sold souvenirs, Daniel Haley W’96 ran the follow-spot, while Valerie Blassey EAS’94 and Jafe Campbell C’93 coordinated the silent auction.
Jeannine DeLombard G’94 Gr’98, assistant professor of English at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., has joined the tenure-line faculty there.
William Gray C’94 <email@example.com> graduated from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business on May 23 with a master’s in business administration. He has moved to Cincinnati and is an assistant brand manager for Procter & Gamble on the Folgers Coffee brand. He married Jennifer Quarles in Trinity Baptist Church in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 12. Robert A. Smith W’94 and Billy J. Roberts W’94 were in attendance.
Penny Lucas C’94 married Dr. Andrew Bukovitz on January 16 in Whitemarsh, Pa., with the reception at Philadelphia’s Downtown Club on Independence Mall. Her maid of honor was Elizabeth Langsfeld C’94 GEd’95; Melanie Cogan Custer EAS’93 and Janice Franks Biddle Nu’94 GNu’97 were two bridesmaids. Other Penn people there included Jose Trani C’94 M’01, Alex Montanaro C’94, James Chae W’95, Lindsay Doering C’92 and Brad Schwartz C’95. “Following the wedding we spent two fantastic weeks scuba diving in the Bahamas. Andy is finishing up his residency in emergency medicine at Cooper Hospital in New Jersey. I have left my job developing forecasting software in order to go back to school for massage therapy in Philadelphia.”
Dara B. Less C’94 has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin.
Robert Maitner Jr. GPU’94 joined the management-consulting practice in Washington of PricewaterhouseCoopers in June.
Chip Ryan C’94 <firstname.lastname@example.org> lives in Virginia just outside Washington and works in the commercial real estate field. He has two children, Kelly and Jake.
Lance Allred C’95 graduated with a Master of Arts in history from the University of Oklahoma in May. In the fall he begins a Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Kym Ganeles C’95 is “drifting through life anxiously awaiting the Millennium. I haven’t participated in any big company mergers, haven’t gotten engaged to a fellow alumnus, don’t work on Wall Street, and am not attending graduate school. I do however own my own business and have a wonderful dog. I [moved] to Denver in May to further my career as a glass artist. Anyone who wants to get in touch with me can do so at <email@example.com>.”
Geoffrey G. Gussis C’95 has joined the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP in Morristown, N.J., as an associate in its corporate department.
William J. Kenny G’95 in January joined the Defense Logistics Agency as executive director for procurement; he controls its $8 billion program. Recently he received the Vice President’s Hammer Award for Government Reinvention.
Dr. Jason James C’95 <DrJJames@email .com> married Lisa Tovin on June 12. He recently graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and will begin his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Lisa is currently a psychotherapist at a Miami elementary school. They plan to relocate to New York after their honeymoon in the Greek islands.
Brooks Mackintosh C’95 and Agnes Trinh Mackintosh C’95 were married on March 6. Several Penn friends made it to Atlanta for the ceremony, including groomsman and brother of the bride Peter Trinh EAS’92, Cindy Mahamitra C’95, Adam Miller, C’95, Teri Schreiner C’95, Karen Levine C’95, Randi Guest C’95, Deb Winokur C’95, Monica Patel C’95, Seema Bhatt W’94, Weiling Chang C’95, Chris Prokop C’95, Eric Stock C’95, Amon Seagull EAS/C’95, Jamey Tesler C’95, Steve Rosenberg C’95, Chris Cynkar W’95, Matt Kiss EE’95 and Sean McGrath W’95. The couple lives in Richmond, Va., where Agnes, who recently received a master’s in public health from Emory University, works for the American Cancer Society. Brooks is in his third year of law school at William & Mary and this fall he will clerk for Hon. John D. Butzner Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. They can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Michael N. Pocalyko WG’95, a moderate Republican, is his party’s endorsed candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 36th District, western Fairfax County (Reston, Oakton, Herndon, Oak Hill, Vienna, Dulles Airport)—the heart of northern Virginia’s high-technology business sector. The 100-member body is currently split, 50-50. Mike is managing director of Monticello Capital LLC, an investment-banking firm he co-founded in 1998.
Terence Pua EAS’95 <tpua@justquotes .com> started an Internet company called justquotes .com (www.justquotes.com) in February last year. He recently moved to Cupertino, Calif., and after selling the company to StockMaster (www.stockmaster.com), a pre-IPO Internet company, is now working there as a product manager.
Elin Brenner Young W’95 <eyoung@ulmer .com> married Dr. Jeffrey Young, of Toronto, in Cleveland last summer. Penn participants and attendees included Erica Sandler Gross C’95, Lauren Weintraub C’95, Bleema Moskowitz W’95, Allison Powell C’93, Adam Hertzog C’95, Malkah Buchweitz W’96 and Jamey Tesler C’95. Elin is an attorney with the law firm of Ulmer & Berne in Cleveland.
Paul P. Buda GAr’96 Hopewell, N.J., was promoted to associate in the Princeton firm of Ford, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch, Architects. Currently he is project architect for a new private residence in Hopewell; recently he was in charge of renovations to the University Cottage Club and the United Methodist Church in Princeton.
Brad E. Coren C’96, a second-year law student at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, was elected executive vice president of the Cardozo Jewish Law Students Society there.
Cara Ann Rubenstein C’96 and Daniel Gardenswartz W’95 are thrilled to announce their engagement. They live in Los Angeles, where Cara is working toward her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UCLA and Dan is working at ING-Barings. The wedding is planned for May 20 in Manhattan.
Mika Rao C’96 and Ahalya Nava C’94 are executive-board members and co-directors of the national nonprofit civic-education organization, Indian American Political Awareness Committee. In June they released the IAPAC Media Resource Guide, an information source for print-media and broadcast journalists, to ensure more accurate media portrayals of the South-Asian American community.
Melissa J. Smith GEd’96 is director of student activities at the Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in Center Valley, Pa.
Jennifer K. Burke C’97 recently completed an officer-indoctrination course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I.
Yali Elkin C’97 reports that since graduating, he married Avigayil Mogilner, who is a second-year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and he has taken a position as an associate at The Segal Company, a New York-based human-resources consulting firm.
Christopher J. Fasy G’97 has been named director of business development for the mid-Atlantic region of Aramark’s healthcare support-services division. He had previously been with Conrail, in a variety of sales and marketing roles.
Kimberly Fleisher C’97 <reiki@critpath .org> is director and owner of The Reiki School and Clinic, in Philadelphia; it is Philly’s first natural-healing center with a focus soley on reiki. “I found reiki (or it found me) while I was studying abroad in Israel, my junior year at Penn. I couldn’t [have] known then that Penn would’ve led me in such unusual directions. Life is great.”
Asia Slowe C’97 writes that she is happily engaged to Tracy Mark Willams; the wedding date has yet to be confirmed. “We have been living together for the past two years in northern Virginia and we absolutely love the area. He is truly my soulmate and I thank God every day that he is such a vital part of my life.” Asia completed her second year as the eighth-grade English teacher at Flint Hill School. She taught a sixth-grade creative-writing elective this year and next year will add an African American literature elective for high-school juniors and seniors. “As with all who teach in independent schools, I wear many hats: I am an eighth-grade advisor both officially and unofficially; the leader of inspiration, which means I assist each eighth-grade student in his/her 15-minute presentation to the entire middle school on what inspires him/her; I sit on faculty/administration committees geared to school improvement, and the list continues. Did I mention that I have been the only black faculty member (JK-12) for the past two years in a row?” Asia also reports that she has been accepted into a master’s program at Georgetown University and will begin part-time studies in communications this fall: “I cannot wait to return to school.” She is in regular contact with Winnifer Thomas-Cox W’97 “whose second child will be cooing away by the time this news is printed. She is working hard as a consultant for Arthur D. Little in Arlington; her son, ‘Scoobie,’ and husband, David, are well. I am also in regular contact with Chris Lake C’95 who has recently completed his master’s in social work at Simmons College in Boston. I live a hop, skip and a jump away from Diallo Crenshaw EAS’96 however, I do not see him often, due to our very busy schedules. I would love to hear from fellow Penn folk so please call at (703) 281-7711 or e-mail <email@example.com>.”
Alli Feldman C’98 is working for the New York law firm of Skadden Arps. She is planning to go to law school in the near future.
Susan McCabe Schupansky L’98 has joined the Pittsburgh office of Reed, Smith, Shaw & Clay LLP as an associate.
Quinn Schwenker GAr’98, Washington Crossing, Pa., has joined the architectural firm of Ford, Farewell, Mills & Gatsch in Princeton, N.J. He is involved in the restoration and renovation of the Miller Chapel at the Princeton Theological Seminary and the design of the adjacent office building.
Gene Shapiro C’98 <geneshapiro@hotmail .com> works in the contemporary department at Sotheby’s, Inc.
Lindsay P. Stern C’99 <firstname.lastname@example.org> is head of the start-up company 36/36, which markets customized Penn and Wharton golf bags. She got the idea in the spring of 1998 when she and Penn golf coach Francis Vaughn began planning for a Penn women’s varsity golf team.