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Hon. George P. Kiester L’37, senior judge of 50th Pennsylvania judicial district, was honored in 1997 by a commons in the Butler County Courthouse being named after him; the courthouse itself is known in the legal world there as “the house that Kiester built.”


Thomas U. Crary W’40 was reunited in 1998 with a dive bomber he had flown in the central Pacific during the Second World War. A friend had told him some years ago that the actual plane he had flown—with a May 1944 photo of Tom in the cockpit—was on display in the National Air and Space Museum. Tom went to Washington: “They had photographers there; I’ll bet you they took 100 pictures. What is it they say, everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame? I got two hours—it was fabulous,” he was quoted in an article last year in the North Dakota newspaper Fargo Forum. “I’m not a hero, but they got me in that category. Actually, I’m getting more than I deserve; I did a good job, but it was nothing spectacular.” Inducted into the Navy in April 1941, eight months before the country officially entered the war, he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander: his island-based squadron was responsible for keeping the sea lanes to Australia open.

Rabbi Jacob Pressman C’40 celebrated his 80th birthday last October “in song and style.” He is rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Am, one of the largest Conservative congregations in Los Angeles, where he was an active rabbi for 35 years. He and Marjorie Steinberg Pressman CW’42 have been married for 57 years; they met as teenagers. An “enthusiastic capacity audience” at the University of Judaism witnessed this octogenarian rabbi changing hats and appearing as a performer: he sang, played the piano and electric keyboard, told stories and humorous anecdotes. Among surprise appearances were those by Steve Allen, Monty Hall, Ginny and Dave Barry, concert pianists Mona and Renee Golabek, Michelle and Sarah Golabek-Goldman, sons Daniel and Joel, and daughter Judy, who made a surprise visit from Israel. An innovator in the Los Angeles community since 1946, Jack established several Jewish day schools, Camp Ramah in the west and the University of Judaism; he also marched with Martin Luther King in Alabama in 1965, and was one of the 15-member national committee in 1964 who determined to go public with the Save Soviet Jewry campaign.

Dr. Leonard Apt C’42, professor of ophthalmology and founding chief of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, received the first distinguished-achievement award from Ethicon, Inc., a world manufacturer of ophthalmic products, especially for his work in identifying allergies to animal-product surgical sutures and his subsequent research that led to the development of absorbable sutures—now used worldwide.

Dr. William A. Frank W’43 retired from IBM in 1989 and now winters in Longboat Key, Fla.

Jerome J. Shestack C’43, chair of the litigation department of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, was named to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in November.

Eleanore Hess Ed’46 GEd’48 was inducted into the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame in February. Pete had coached lacrosse at George School 1949-56, and at Swarthmore College from 1957 to 1986, the year it hosted the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Dr. Henry Gaines D’47, Brightwaters, N.Y., received the distinguished-service award of the Dental Society of the State of New York in December. Retired, he had practiced dentistry in Brentwood for 41 years.


Robert Schwartz W’52, a retired Ernst & Young tax partner who specialized in consolidated returns for more than 30 years, wrote a chapter on excess losses published on ( as part of Matthew Bender’s Federal Income Taxation of Corporations Filing Consolidated Returns.

J. Russell (Czerniejewski) Hawthorne MtE’53 has retired. In 1984 he had joined Materials Engineering Associates, Inc., a R&D firm specializing in structural-materials research, and in 1996 he formed his own company that consulted on radiation effects to nuclear-reactor materials. He founded the International Group on Radiation Damage Mechanisms in Structural Materials.

John J. Fallon Jr. W’53 is the president and majority owner of Glenoaks Food Inc., which manufactures beef (and turkey, ostrich, venison and buffalo) jerky. A former mechanical engineer, he was already in his 60s and living quite comfortably on the income from an industrial park he owns in Sun Valley, Calif., when, three years ago, one of his tenants was unable to pay the rent. Rather than evict the tenant, John had another idea—he took over the company. Now, while many of his contemporaries “while away their days on the golf course,” he finds himself coping with production delays, and equipment and cash-flow problems. He has found it exhilarating watching the new business grow.

Harris Ominsky W’53 L’56, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley LLP, was presented with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s first “Good Deed Award” at its real-estate section meeting in November, for his excellence in the practice of law and legal education.

Robert W. Denney C’54 was inducted a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in November. He wrote How to Market Legal Services, “one of the first books many in the profession have read.”

Dr. Valerie F. Levitan Ed’54 has been elected to the board of the National Organization for Rare Disorders. She is also the executive director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, which is based in Chicago.

Dr. Theodore H. Rupp Gr’54 participated in the Lancaster County Senior Games last June. “I won gold medals in the 100m, 400m and 1600m races and a silver medal in the 1600m race-walk in the 80-and-up age group.”

Charles C. Rieger Jr. W’55 writes that he is “returning for the 45th Reunion, with roommate Karl King Hoagland Jr. and good friend Ken Kurtz. We are trying to get Class members to join us, and particularly members of our fraternity, Delta Psi.” He adds that in November he received a distinguished-athlete award from his high school, William Penn Charter School. “Am now retired and looking forward to returning [to Penn’s campus] to see the vast improvements.”

Normand B. Bleecher C’56 has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his retirement in 1988. “I have been married for 24 years to Ivy and we have one daughter, Stacy, who is a sophomore at Florida Atlantic University. Looking forward to our 50th Reunion in 2006.”

P. Gerald White W’56 writes “I just had eye surgery and can now see all my classmates with unlimited clarity.”

Dr. Bernard S. Baker ChE’57 GCh’59, founder of Fuel Cell Energy, Inc., in Danbury Conn., received the International Grove Medal at the Sixth Annual Fuel Cell Symposium in London last September. He started his fuel-cell career in 1959 when studying on a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Amsterdam with carbonate fuel-cell pioneer Dr. G. H. J. Broers, and has more than 20 U.S. patents for fuel cells and electrochemical systems.

Richard S. Wilson W’57 was inducted in November by the Fixed Income Analysts Society, Inc., as the 10th member of its hall of fame; this award recognizes the lifetime achievements of outstanding practitioners of fixed-income securities and portfolios analysis.

Melvin D. Brownstein SW’58 <[email protected]> retired in 1990 after almost 20 years of teaching in the School of Social Administration at Temple University. “In the years since, my interests and energy have gone into work with and for the mentally ill. I am active with the Alliance for the Mentally Ill and other mental-health organizations. In 1998 my wife and I relocated to Vermont. I would enjoy hearing from old friends and classmates.”

Rhoda Gordon Weinstein CW’58 has retired from the New Jersey Child Support Enforcement Probation Services, and relocated to Denver from Englewood, N.J.

Dr. M. Howard Lee C’59 Gr’69 was last year named Regents Professor of Physics at the University of Georgia, where he has served on the faculty since 1973. Only one Regents Professor is named a year and it is considered the highest honor there for faculty members.


Albert M. Tantala C’60 CE’61 was appointed to the board of the Frankford Hospital Foundation in Philadelphia.

Stephen A. Cozen C’61 L’64, founder and chair of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen and O’Connor, was elected to the board of the Regional Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia. Under construction at Broad and Spruce Streets, it will be the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and other groups.

Alexander Fisher W’62 and Enid Fisher are pleased to announce that his daughter, Abby Goldstein, and David Goldstein had a baby boy, George, on Aug. 27, and that their daughter, Leigh Fisher C’95 married Avi Savar in New York on Nov. 13. After selling his insurance brokerage firm, Alexander formed a new company for risk-management consulting in New York and Brookfield, Conn. 

Robert E. Hoagland CGs’62, a professional genealogist, announces the publication of his new book, Augustine Stilwell (1769-1842) of Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, New Jersey, and His Descendants. It focuses on Stilwell and collateral families who were subsistence farmers in rural New Jersey.

Nat Greenfield W’63 GL’67 and his wife, Ann, the owners and directors of Camp Robindel for Girls, have completed their 23rd year operating the resident summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, near Center Harbor, N.H.

Edward F. Mannino C’63 L’66, chair of the litigation section in Philadelphia of the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P., was last year named to the National Law Journal list of the top 10 trial attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Bill Novelli C’63 ASC’64 was appointed associate executive director for public affairs with AARP. Most recently, he served as president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the nation’s largest privately-funded organization established to focus attention on reducing tobacco use among children. Earlier, he was co-founder and president of Porter/Novelli, the public relations agency that is now part of the Omnicom Group. He retired from there in 1990 to pursue a second career in public service.

Samuel S. Pearlman C’63 L’66 is pleased to announce that the law firm of Berick, Pearlman & Mills, which he co-founded in 1986, merged in January with the global law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP; he has become a partner in its Cleveland office, continuing his practice of real-estate law. He recently chaired a panel at a local bar association law institute. And he was listed in the recent edition of Woodward & White’s The Best Lawyers in America.

Ronald L. Rose W’63, a member of the bankruptcy practice group of the Detroit-based law firm of Dykema Gossett PLCC, was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy last November.

Dr. Barbara Wojciechoski Crockett CW’64 recently completed a two-year fellowship in psychopharmacology with Duke University Medical Center and Glaxo Wellcome, 1997-99. While there she received a new-researchers award for her poster in obsessive-compulsive disorders treatment at NCDEU. She also was first author of a chapter on PTSD in Textbook of Anxiety Disorders(APA in Press). And last July she was appointed research assistant professor of psychiatry and director of clinical trials in mood and anxiety disorders at the University of North Carolina medical school.

Robin P. Hartmann W’64 has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

William A. Runner Jr. WEv’64 W’66 <[email protected]>, Shavertown, Pa., was recently elected president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation; he joined that board in 1994 and has served as treasurer. He retired from PNC Bank in 1996 and currently is a consultant for their capital-markets group.

Dr. Ronald J. Schindler C’64 Gr’78 has been invited to join the Owl Club at Temple University, in recognition of his generous financial support for the crew team.

Paul Dolgert CGS’65 is editorial director at Humana Press, a medical and life-science publishing company in Totowa, N.J., and can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Dr. Linda K. Hanson CW’65 G’67 Gr’76 received an outstanding faculty-member award from Ball State University in August.

David Kirk C’65 WG’67, head of Kirk & Co. in Boston, is the president-elect of the Counselors of Real Estate, the counseling affiliate of the National Association of Realtors; last year he received a CRE service award for his outstanding contributions to its education committee.

Robert Temple C’65 e-mails that his 10th book will be published in the U.K. this April by Century of Random House. The Crystal Sun, presents evidence of rudimentary telescopes in ancient times and reports on more than 450 ancient optical artifacts which he has discovered—“as well as some surprising findings in Egypt.” His last book, written jointly with his wife, Olivia, is Aesop. The Complete Fables, a Penguin Classic; see his Web site ( about these books. He also was appointed adjunct professor of humanities, history and philosophy of science at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. And he is active in business: though based in England, for years he has commuted to Beijing, and for almost two years has been a strategic partner of Xerox Corporation in China through his company, China InfoNet Ltd.

Dr. Ralph W. Shrader EE’66 assumed the position of chair and CEO of Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., the international management and technology consulting firm, in October.

Dr. Fredric H. Schiffer C’67, a psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School who is associate attending psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., last October received the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology for his work on the dual-hemisphere structure of the nervous system and its implications for psychology and psychiatry.

Hon. Ronald M. Gould W’68 was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; formerly a partner in law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, he maintains his chambers in Seattle.

James Oleg Kruhly C’69 and his firm were elected as the architect for a $9 million, multi-faith center for Pennsylvania State University at University Park.


Dr. Bruce Berger C’70 has joined Abington Medical Specialists, and practices cardiology at Abington Memorial Hospital. His daughter, Suzy, is a member of the Class of 2002.

Dr. Ted Miller GCP’70 Gr’75 received the excellence-in-science award of the injury control and emergency-health services section of the American Public Health Association last year. He also recently co-wrote an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association on gunshot medical costs.

Morris A. Nunes C/W’70 a Virginia attorney, was reappointed to and re-elected as chair of the Virginia State Board of Professional and Occupational Regulation, which oversees all commercial licensing in that state.

Dr. Harvey A. Shapiro GCP’70 is in his 29th year of residence, teaching and doing research in Japan. He proudly writes of the graduation of his daughter, Mona Rose-Ann, with a BA in graphic design from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., last May, and the return of his other daughter, Mina Lorine, from Benin where she had served for two years with the Peace Corps as a medical assistant. Both are now back in the country of their birth, Japan, planning the next phase of the lives.

Joel A. Brown C’71 <[email protected]> has been promoted to associate at HLW International, a New York architectural and engineering firm. His current project is the new university center at St. John’s University in Queens.

Howard Brod Brownstein C/W’71 has become a partner in the national turnaround-and-crisis-management firm, Nachman-Hays-Centrus, headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. “My firm is the result of a merger and more acquisitions are planned. I have recently served as interim CEO of a high-end, ladies-shoe retail chain and expert witness in a $4-billion malpractice case. Still a single dad, living in Penn Valley, Pa., hoping to settle down soon with six kids from combined households, possibly relocating into a large shoe.”

Dr. Virginia R. Cassidy Nu’71 <[email protected]>, professor in the School of Nursing at Northern Illinois University, was last year appointed assistant provost for academic planning and development.

Gloria Kaufer Greene CW’71 SAMP’71<[email protected]> is the author of The New Jewish Holiday Cookbook (published in September by Times Books/Random House and already in its second printing), and creator and webmaster of the corresponding Web site ( She is married to Dr. Geoffrey E. Greene C’69, an allergist with Kaiser Permanente in Largo, Md. Their oldest son, Dylan, is president of, a popular Web site where students around the world review and grade their college professors.

Jay Rosner C’71 lives in Mill Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, with his partner, Kate Vogt. “Two grown daughters still live on the East Coast. For the sixth straight year I’ll address the Div. I men’s basketball coaches (at the Final Four) on the SAT and NCAA eligibility. While I’m an SAT expert and critic (Penn should make it optional), I also run the nation’s largest SAT and MCAT preparation programs serving underrepresented minority students. I love my work as executive director of The Princeton Review Foundation. Nonprofit student advocacy, including successful litigation against ETS, has been a recurring feature of my post-Penn life. I would enjoy hearing from old friends, and anyone who is a regular at Jazzfest in New Orleans <[email protected]>.

Clark Elliott C’72 is a space planner and new-work-practices consultant who has been based in Petit-Lancy, near Geneva, for the last 15 years; he recently established his own consulting company to work with companies in achieving complex organizational changes. He also lectures at two Swiss universities at the post-graduate level and speaks internationally about work practices, and he was interviewed for an article, “the Toxic Handler,” in the Harvard Business Review (July-August).

Dr. Carol Springer Fishbein GEd’72 has relocated from Miami to Palm Beach Gardens and opened a new psychology office there, specializing in the cognitive treatment of eating and severe anxiety disorders and depression. She and her husband, Bernard A. Strauss, are cheerfully unpacking in their new house.

Camille Moffatt Bertram CW’73 is a consultant with Dunbar Educational Consultants, Inc., in New Canaan, Conn., where she works with boarding-school, college-bound and special-needs students.

Dr. Bruce F. Corsello C’73 is an allergist in a group practice in Rochester, N.Y., where he has lived with his wife and two children since 1987. Son Steven (18) is one of 20 students nationwide who were named to the 1999 High School Academic All-America First Team by the Gannett News Service and USA Today.

Dr. Robert I. Grossman M’73, professor of radiology, neurosurgery and neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health. This $4 million funding will support his research on neurological disorders of people with multiple sclerosis.

Michele J. Hooper CW’73 has joined Voyager Expanded Learning in Dallas as its chief executive officer. Previously she was president and chief executive officer of Stadtlander Drug Co.

Larry Judelson EE’73 <[email protected]> is extremely happy to report that his oldest daughter, Rebecca, has received early admission to Penn, Class of 2004.

William Keller C’73 <[email protected]> married Lynn Steinberg on Oct. 29. They live in Jamaica Estates, N.Y., with his two children, Emma (10) and Sean (7). Bill is deputy commissioner of the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Arnold Rochvarg C’73 received last year’s outstanding full-time faculty award of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he has been a professor since 1979. He has two daughters, four and two years old.

Steven J. Miller C’74 has become general counsel and secretary of InterPacket Networks, Inc., a provider of satellite communications and other Internet services to ISP’s around the world ( 

John F. Sopko C’74 has been appointed the deputy assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement. He recently served in the Commerce Department as chief counsel for special matters, representing it before Congress and other agencies in a number of sensitive legal matters.

Dr. Judith S. Beck CW’75 Gr’82, a clinical assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry, and her father, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, celebrated the fifth anniversary of their founding the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research; they are director and president respectively of this nonprofit institute that is located in suburban Philadelphia.

Howard Scott Pearlman C’75 is promoting the phrase “Philadelphia means I love you” as the next slogan for the City of Brotherly Love.

Peter Van Allen C’75 WG’83 and family have moved to Washington; He is principal of Van Allen Associates, specializing in marketing and business-strategy consulting.

Joe Ryncavage C’76 received his third Amos Award during AFLAC’s national convention in New York; this marks the third year he has been the leading broker nationwide with AFLAC. He lives with his son, Justin, in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Lapidus Cohen C’77 and Richard S. Cohen W’78 moved to the Chicago area last August. Their daughter, Meryl, will celebrate her bat mitzvah in May with her siblings, Rachel and Daniel, and her parents, family and friends.

Joseph J. Forish GEd’77 was promoted to vice president and director of human resources at Rohm and Haas Co. in December.

Liz Michael W’77 is running for the Republican nomination for the California State Assembly for the 43rd District, which comprises Burbank, Glendale and parts of Los Angeles. Currently she is the chief executive officer and vice president of operations for Analon, Inc., an Arizona-based computer-manufacturing company. Describing herself as “a staunch economic conservative and a social libertarian,” she opposes the current Knight initiative there.

David W. Unger W’77 sold his cable interests, Avalon Cable, to Paul Allen’s Charter Communications, and has set up a venture capital fund, Avalon Equity ( that specializes in investments in communications and media. “You might be interested that I own The New Hope Inn, the largest inn in New Hope (34 rooms), as an avocation to my venture capital business. New Hope is a great artsy town just 50 miles or so from Philly. Yet I know I never went there when I was in school.”

Elinore White C’77 was recently promoted to senior vice president at Ruder-Finn Healthcare, directing public relations programs for pharmaceutical and nutrition companies. In 1997 she relocated from Boston to New York, and now lives nearby in Rye.

Hon. Patricia Madi Brown W’78 was appointed a federal bankruptcy judge for Oregon; she maintains her chambers in Portland.

Jeffrey H. Marcus C’78 is assistant general counsel of Hay Group, Inc., the international management-consulting, information and electronic-commerce firm with headquarters in Philadelphia. Responsible for intellectual property and contracts, he also counsels the Hay Group e-business unit. Before joining the company, Jeff was of counsel for Rohm & Haas.

Ronald E. Alper W’79 <[email protected]> has been promoted to the supervisory position of branch chief in the Office of Public Utility Regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.

Dr. Sylvia-Lee Arleigh GrEd’79 writes that she has successfully completed research proving to the Society of Mayflower Descendants her 15 lines to seven of the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower (including John Alden and Myles Standish), and is completing research to prove three more. She has also discovered that her sister-in-law is a descendant of William Bradford.

Sarah A. Kelly GEd’79 L’85 has joined the Philadelphia-area law firm of Cozen and O’Connor as a member of its labor and employment-law department. She has been a senior counsel with PNC Bank Corp.

Brian S. Mudge EE’79 GEE’84 L’91 <[email protected]> has been elected partner of Kenyon & Kenyon, an intellectual property law firm. He specializes in rights relating to the Internet and developing electronic-commerce technology.

Peter Thomas Roth W’79 and his wife, Noreen Donovan Roth, sent a copy of the front page of “The Roth Times” for Oct. 12 which announced the birth that day of their second child, Brendan Thomas Roth; brother Ryan was exactly 18 months older. “In keeping with the Roth family tradition of new-born babies, Brendan achieved a 9.9 APGAR. This phenomenally high score prompted his parents to ask if they could get a two-for-one discount at Ivy League schools.”

Jan Schorr SAMP’79 has left Bear, Stearns and relocated from New York to Denver to join George K. Baum as a vice president in its health-care public-finance group.


Rex F. Brien GRP’80 has been a shareholder with the law firm of Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen & Young in Philadelphia. He concentrates his practice in insurance law. And he has been a board member of the Clean Air Council since 1995.

Gary Butler ME’80 GEE’82 WG’82 and Lesley Fitzgerald Butler C’80 announce the birth of their son, Evan Christopher, on June 3. They recently relocated to Wytheville, Va. Gary is plant manager of two plants for Hutchinson Sealing Systems.

Robin M. Potter WG’80, head of a sales & marketing consulting start-up, was elected last December to the board of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

Robert Sonnenblick W’80 is married, with three children, and lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He is a partner in a large West Coast-based real-estate development firm which specializes in high-rise construction. “Having spent two years living in High Rise North while at Penn, I now design all of my new buildings in a similar architectural motif—just kidding!”

Julie Suk EE’80 <[email protected]> e-mails that “after I hit 40, I took a year off, blew nearly everything on the stock market, and now am working for a start-up company in Silicon Valley.”

Martin Weiner C’80 <[email protected]> is assistant director of development for HandsNet, a nonprofit that teaches organizations and human-services professionals how to integrate their online communication strategies in order to strengthen their work on behalf of children, families and people in need (

Walter F. Prusak WG’81 G’86 is general manager and sales and marketing vice president in the public-networks group of NEC America, Inc.

Daniel P. Weinreb W’81 has joined Paragon Realty Group LLC as principal. He lives in Purchase, N.Y., with his wife, Wendy, and their three sons.

Jonathan Guy Flatow C’82 and his wife, Caroline, announce the birth of their third child and second son, Michael Edward Odell Flatow, on Aug. 13, weighing 9 lbs. 10 oz. They live with Kristin (four) and William (two) in Chicago.

Susan L Friedman-Becker C’82 GCP’82 and her husband, Mitchel, are “realizing the American dream in Raanana, Israel. We are now homeowners, complete with our two sons, Yishai (12) and Micha (10) and now a dog, Chuckie. Mitchel set up a private psychology clinic at home and I went out to join the world of marketing in Israeli hi-tech start-ups at RegiSoft, an e-commerce player in electronic-license distribution. Old friends are invited to write (4 Yigal Yadin Street, Raanana, Israel 43582) and visit us in the next century.”

Laura Feinland Katz W’82 and her husband, Steven Katz, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Joshua Samuel, on June 15. Laura returned to work in October at Standard & Poor’s, where she is a director and manager of the Latin American corporate-ratings business. She is happy to have completed the CFA certification in 1998—well before Josh’s arrival. Steven is a therapist at Brooklyn Psychiatric Center. The family lives happily in Park Slope, where Laura has lived since soon after graduation.

Marjorie Greenspan Kaufman C’82 and Dr. David Kaufman joyfully announce the birth of their son, Grant Aaron, on Sept. 24.

Lawrence M. Lipoff W’82<[email protected]> is a trusts and estates practitioner with Rogoff & Company, P.C., a mid-sized CPA firm in New York. Currently he chairs the income of estates and trusts committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and will be a chair (for the fourth time) at its annual estate-administration conference in May. A frequent lecturer on subjects in his practice area, he has written on asset-protection trusts, including analysis of recent Alaska and Delaware legislation. He is also a certified employee-benefits specialist.

Rev. James Martin W’82 was ordained a priest in Boston on June 12. A member of the Society of Jesus since 1988, he is associate editor of America, a national Roman Catholic magazine. His book about working with refugees in East Africa, This Our Exile, was published last March (and excerpted in the July-August Gazette).This fall he will publish “In Good Company,” a memoir of his Penn days, his experience in the corporate world and his joining the Jesuits.

Cheryl Citino McLaughlin GNu’82 is the publisher of The Camden County Woman, an educational newspaper with a focus on health and medicine. She works there with her husband and an editorial staff.

Scott M. Miller C’82 is a partner in the law firm of Foreht, Last, Landau, Miller & Katz, LLP, in New York, specializing in corporate, securities and Internet law <[email protected]>. He lives in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., with his wife, Randy, and two sons, Grant (four) and Adam (one).

Dr. Michael S. Sherman C’82 G’82 has joined, an Internet start-up located in Glendale, Calif., as vice president of provider-business development. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Paul Wiggin W’82 WG’88 and his wife, Lisa, are thrilled to announce that their third son, Nathan, was born on Feb. 18 last year. “Big brothers Peter and Andrew are very busy teaching Nathan the rules of their home in Hinsdale, Ill.”

Lynn R. Axelroth L’83, a partner in the real-estate department of the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, received a woman of distinction award from the Philadelphia Business Journal for her contributions to her profession and community.

Marla Rossman Milgram C’83 is currently senior counsel at Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell, Pa., specializing in corporate and international computer law. She is married to Richard, and has a daughter, Lauren Tess (two); they live in Haverford. “Would love to hear from old friends.”

David Pullman C’83 is the financier who produced and licensed an MP3 album, The James Brown Christmas Album, which featured new material by Brown (

Dr. Larry Sokolic CGS’83, New Town, N.D., is medical director of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa Nations). His duties include budgeting, designing and implementing a tribal healthcare system for 13,000 members scattered over a 2,000-square-mile area of rural North Dakota. “All interested Penn alumni, staff or students are encouraged to contact me to arrange for possible on-site visits. Currently we are accepting donations of used medical [equipment and] supplies: please contact me at (701) 627-4701 ext.252, or fax (701) 627-2817.”

Dr. Barbara J. Brunner G’84 Gr’90, a first-year student at the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, received the John A. Maher Scholarship for her contributions to the school.

Regina McCabe Grazel GNu’84 is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist at Our Lady of Lourdes MC in Camden, N.J. With a special interest in the developmental care of premature infants, she invented the Bambeano, an infant positioning aid. And she is researching a paper on “Parental Stress During Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care.” She has been married to Raymond Grazel since 1985; they have two children, Kevin (12) and Daniel (9).

Dr. Jeremy R. Potozkin C’84 married Dr. Monica Brar in Napa Valley, Calif., on Aug. 28. A dermatologist practicing Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic laser surgery, he recently opened the Aesthetic Skin and Laser Surgery Center in Danville.

Audrey G. Stolzenberg C’84 <[email protected]> is “alive and well and living in Long Beach, N.Y. I recently moved my business, AGS Enterprises, a computer-consulting firm, to Long Beach as well.”

Emmett Jackson Boggs Jr. C’85 <[email protected]> is an assistant U.S. attorney in San Jose, Calif. He and his wife, Honorine, had their fourth child, Rebekah Sterling Boggs, in Summit, N.J., in April 1998, when Jackson was an assistant district counsel with the INS in Manhattan.

Craig Carnaroli W’85 was appointed vice president for finance and treasurer of the University last December. He had previously been a director in the health-care finance department at Merrill Lynch. He is married to Amie D. Thornton C’84 WG’87.

Dr. Russ Mardon EAS/W’85 <[email protected]> and his wife, Laura Rosenthal, announce the birth of their son, Victor Joseph, on Sept. 24; he joins sister Sophie, almost five, and three cats at home in Tallahassee, Fla. Russ is an epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health.

Debbie Panitz-Pesach C’85 is currently living in Israel on a kibbutz, with her husband, Avi, and their three children, Naama (nine), Arielle (six) and Benjamin (two). “After leaving clinical psychology to those who own leather couches, I work as a technical writer and use my psychology skills to interview reticent computer engineers. All my Penn friends are invited to contact me <[email protected]> and to come and visit me in the beautiful Galilee.”

Rick Pete GLA’85 <[email protected]>, formerly an associate with A. E. Bye in Greenwich, Conn., and an associate with Dan Kiley in Charlotte, Vt., now is manufacturing pelletized compost with his own company (—which has “started to change the way America manages their lawns. As a landscape architect, I saw the crimes committed to the environment by unknowing home owners. Managed lawn care and multi-set lawn treatments typically involve pesticides, herbicides and petroleum-based fertilizers. All of these elements can be toxic to healthy natural soils and can also lead to build-ups in carpets of homes. An alternate method is to care for the soil with compost and create a healthier environment for us all. I urge us all to feed the worms, save the bugs and get your lawn off drugs. As a 1999 exhibitor at the ASLA convention in Boston I was astonished that there seemed to be no messages from this fine society of professionals that the Earth or the natural environment was part of their thinking. The McHarg mentality that we, as keepers of the Earth, might show some leadership as stewards, was absent. I feel the need now more strongly to work diligently in my profession to protect the environment. In this area of lawn care I see great changes needing to occur. We are poisoning our own Earth for the sake of a green lawn: it must change.”

Mary Anne Peters GNu’85, assistant professor of nursing at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa., last year received the Lindback Award for outstanding teaching; she is the first nursing professor to receive that award there. Mary Anne is also a doctoral candidate in nursing at Widener University.

Elizabeth Castro C’86 is “proud to announce the fourth edition of my bestselling book, HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, was published in Oct. I have also written books on Perl & CGI, and Netscape Communication. I couldn’t have done it without Penn’s flexibility: letting me study Spanish and education were key. I’d love to hear from old Penn friends <[email protected]>.”

Sandra Hughes Conklin C’86 <[email protected]> announces the birth of her daughter, Janet Cassidy Conklin, on April 20. She joins older brother E. Foster Conklin III, who is two years old. “We’re living in Norwood, N.J., where I’m having fun taking care of the two little ones. My husband, Foster, is a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch in Nyack, N.Y. We keep busy hiking with the kids and going into New York.”

Dr. Jonathan Ellant C’86 <[email protected]> has been appointed director of ophthalmology at St. Clare’s Hospital and Health Center in Manhattan. He is assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has a general ophthalmology private practice in New York, specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery.

Henry Jackson C/W’86 and his wife, Stacey, and their two sons, Reid (four) and Tyler (one), are moving to London. Henry has joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a managing director and the head of European retailing and consumer products; he will build a group to cover European companies from the London offices. He had spent 10 years as a managing director at Peter J. Solomon Company, a firm he co-founded after leaving First Boston in 1989.

Evens Edouard C’87 <[email protected]> witnessed the birth on Nov. 13 of “my second son, Maximillian Robert Edouard, and joyfully welcomed him into the world. His mother and my wife, Angela Y. Goode C’87, as well as his older brother, Zachary Irvin Edouard, are all doing well. I am presently employed in Philadelphia with the corporate-investigations firm of Kroll Associates and invite all friends, alumni and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers to feel free to contact me there.”

Dr. Eduardo T. Gonzalez G’87 Gr’90<[email protected]> was recently appointed president of the Development Academy of the Philippines, a government think-tank.

Daniel R. Guadalupe L’86, a partner with the Somerville, N.J., law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, is chair-elect of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Dr. David Margulis D’87 and his wife, Staci Klein Margulis C’87, announce the birth of a daughter, Meira Sarah. She joins siblings Tali, Shoshana, Akiva, Ayelet and Zahava. David is founder and bass player for the band Evën Sh’siyah, which recently released its second CD. The band has had airplay in several American cities as well as Israel. Their music can be heard at (

Dr. Andrew Newman EAS’87 graduated with a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in December and “will shortly begin work as a member of the professional staff at Alphatech, Inc. of Arlington, Va. Back to the real world—it has been a long while! My wife, Cindy, and I live in Columbia, Md.

Dr. Elise Kim Prosser W’87 was awarded her Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. She is now an assistant professor of marketing at the University of San Diego.

Pedro Ramos C’87, an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, in December was unanimously elected president of the Philadelphia Board of Education— the youngest person, and the first Latino, to hold this seat. A board member of four years, for the last three he has been vice president. He is married to Rafaela Torres C’89.

Douglas Rappaport C’87 was elected partner in the law firm of Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe LLP, where he is a litigator focusing in the areas of securities, telecommunications and new-media disputes. He and his wife, Debbie T. Rappaport C’88, live in Manhattan with their son, Matthew, who celebrated his second birthday on Jan. 1. In addition to her duties as “Mother Extraordinaire,” Debbie is a principal benefits consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Fort Lee, N.J.

Dr. Joseph Rella C’87 <[email protected]> married Sandra Lee on Oct. 30. He is an attending physician in the emergency department at the University Hospital in Newark N.J. They live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Karen Milrod Roth W’87 married Neil Roth at the Essex House in New York on April 18. Gail Zweig C’87 and Marci Guttentag Settle W’87 L’90 were in the bridal party. Other alumni attending the wedding were Lauren Epstein W’87, Randi Stock-Garnick C’87 L’90, Ilene Stern W’87 and Lisa Lentnek Whitney C’87.Karen and Neil live in New York, where she is a senior vice president, account director at Wunderman Cato Johnson <[email protected]>, a marketing communications agency that is part of Young & Rubicam, Inc.

Leslie Egnuss Silverman C’87 recently moved to Connecticut from Chicago, where she and her husband, Dr. Adam Silverman, had been living for seven years. They have two-year-old twins, Robert and Gabriella, and a new addition, Julia, born in December. Leslie has worked as a marketing professional for financial-services firms since she can remember. She is now working as a marketing and communications consultant for a community-development organization in New York. Adam is a physician in Norwalk. “We’d love to hear from old friends <[email protected]>.”

Amy Sautter Valerio C’87 and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna Mary, on Aug. 22. Amy had resigned in July from her position as manager of clinical trials for Synthes (USA), an orthopedic-device manufacturer in Paoli, Pa., to become a full-time mom, retaining a part-time position from home <[email protected]>.

Kelly J. Wallace W’87 has been a CNN White House correspondent since October. “So far I’ve covered the marathon budget negotiations, the Middle East peace summit in Oslo and Campaign 2000. Before taking on the CNN position, I worked as a reporter/ producer at the State Department for Fox News Channel … [and] did two one-one-one interviews with the Secretary of State, and provided daily live reports on the Kosovo conflict. My on-air career began in 1996, in Albuquerque, N.M., where I worked as a general-assignment reporter. And before heading out West, I spent six years at CNN in Washington, as an off-air reporter and a producer for some of the network’s public-affairs shows. But my television career truly began at UTV, when I, along with a few other Penn students, worked on a news magazine called Penn P.M.”

David E. Washington C’87 has been named director of programs, research and resource development services for the Philadelphia Foundation. He has been public-affairs manager for PNC Bank.

Timothy R. Wilson EAS’87 and his wife, Jessica Thomas Wilson, proudly announce the arrival of a baby sister, Kathryn Thomas Wilson, for Charlie, almost two years old. Tim is still at DuPont, currently segment manager for the Corian business. Jessica is director of finance at Generations Home Care. “We are living in Wilmington, Del., and have finally renovated our 90-year-old house on Delaware Avenue. All Penn Delta Sig Eps are welcome to stop by anytime and catch up. Or send an e-mail <[email protected]>.”

Michael S. Balaban WG’88, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Mid-Atlantic, a real-estate management, investment and development firm, was elected a shareholder last December.

Neil Charles Bernstein C’88 <[email protected]> is communications director for the Pat Buchanan Presidential Campaign. He is proud to report that, despite recently attaining a law degree, he has “no intention of ever actually practicing.”

Lisamarie Brassini Caby C’88 <[email protected]> and John Caby C’89 welcomed their second daughter, Danielle Paige, on June 28; she joins big sister Samantha, who was three in May. They live in Denville, N.J., and would love to hear from Penn friends.

Carra Ericsson Castagnero C’88 <[email protected]> and Steven Castagnero EAS’88, Apex, N.C., happily report completion of their 1999 goals—“just in time.” Steve completed his master’s in technology management from North Carolina State and Carra ran the Philadelphia Distance Run (13.1 miles) in September, and the New York Marathon in November. “Plans for 2000: Relax.”

Marci Cohen W’88 <[email protected]> recently received her MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois and is now a sites architect at in Chicago. She and husband, Dr. Jack Vinson Gr’95, live in Evanston.

Cathy Craige Cole C/W’88 announces the birth of a beautiful daughter: Emma Christine was born in Raleigh, N.C., on June 7, and joined three-year-old brother, Jacob Craige.

Caitlin Mackesy Davies C’88 <[email protected]> was feeling reasonably fulfilled until she read that amazing update from Hoyt Webb. Now she feels like a slacker underachiever instead of a hard-working mother of a terrible two (Holly), who makes stained glass in her spare time at her home in south London. She is proud of having re-established contact with old Penn friend Yasmin Tong and would “happily hear from other lost chums. Is everyone doing as well as Hoyt? Let us know.”

Perry Goldschein C’88 <[email protected]> is “living in northern New Jersey, where I work as an entrepreneur and attorney but still ensure time for a life. Hoping to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances, and to network with other Penn alum hi-tech and B2B entrepreneurs.”

Christopher J. Haas C’88 and Sandra Stone Haas C’88<[email protected]> proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Haas, on Dec. 1. The family lives in Manhattan where Christopher is a senior counsel at Merrill Lynch and Sandra owns the Internet retail business (

Geri Austein Kalinsky C’88 is director of employment at New York University. She and her husband, Brett, a portrait photographer, are the parents of Samantha, (two) and Keith (seven months).

Jeff Karp C’88 <[email protected]> and his wife, Robin Karp, welcomed their second son, Andrew Bernard, born on July 15. Their other son, Steven, is three now.

Anthony Natale III C’88, a member of the workers’ compensation practice group at the Philadelphia defense-litigation law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, was elected a shareholder in December.

Scott H. Novack EAS’88 <[email protected]> and his wife, Ida, are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Zachary Emerson Novack, on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25). “Mommy, baby and big sister Marlee are doing well.”

Maria Baute Stewart C’88 and R. Kevin Stewart joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Claire Stewart, on June 14. Maria is the director of reimbursement planning for Boston Healthcare, a Boston-based consultancy, and Kevin is president of Autumn Hills International Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese pharmaceutical wholesaler. They live in Arlington, Mass.

Michele Ashamalla C’89 is happy to announce the birth of her first child, Ava, on June 19. “Almost six months after the birth, my husband, Thomas Heller, and I are finally starting to get some sleep. We are both still working as deputy attorneys general with the California Department of Justice, although I have taken a year off to be with our new daughter.”

Susan Asomaning WG’89 is “enjoying working for the United Nations, as I’ve been doing since 1997, when I went through a peacekeeping training programme at UNHQ, and then was posted as a budget officer, first with the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, and now in Israel.”

Stacy Baker C’89 GEd’89 married Brian Niemiec on Jekyll Island, Ga., on Dec. 11. They live in the Washington area, where Stacy is a project manager at the Public Health Foundation <[email protected]>.

Francis Barker WG’89 has moved to The Carlyle Group in New York, where he invests private equity in the global communications industry. He and his wife, Sylvie, are expecting their third child in May—a girl, after 
two boys.

Jeff Bell WG’89 writes that after living in London for two years, he, his wife, Colleen, and sons Josh, Jon and Matthew, moved to Madrid, where Jeff is managing director of Ford Spain. He has been with Ford since graduating.

Chris Joseph Dickson C’89 e-mails “to share productive news that some of my friends from Penn had in 1999: Glens Vrettas Colman C’89 and her husband, Fred, had their third child, Blake, in June; Karen Engdahl Dugan Nu’89 and her husband, Paul, had their third child, Kevin, in October; Kerrianne Kelly Caldwell C’90 and her husband, Troy, had their second child, Nicholas, in October; Stephanie Mishkin Cassone C’89 and her husband, Victor, had Hayden in October; and I and my husband, Joe, had Ryan in September. We are all spread across the country but when we get together this will be pretty crazy.”

Dr. Robert Pelberg C’89 and his wife, Wendy, are moving to West Palm Beach, Fla., where Bob will begin his career with Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches as a cardiologist. Their son, Josh, is now 19 months old and doing great.

Steve Podradchik W’89 <[email protected]> had “quite a year in 1999. In February, I married Tonya Dakin. In September I sold my Seattle Internet start-up, Marketwave, to a publicly traded company. Tonya and I are now taking some time off to travel and remodel our house while I think about my next business.”

Robbie D. Schwartz C’89 <[email protected]> and her husband, Dan Goldfine, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Jonah David, on Oct. 12. Jonah joins big sister Ariel Shayne, who turned three on Sept. 16. The family now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Robbie plans to take off another year (or two) from the practice of law to enjoy her children.

Michael G. Silver C’89, an attorney who specializes in entertainment law, has joined the Philadelphia law firm of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan & O’Donnell, as an associate. A musician skilled in a number of instruments, he has toured the country with musical groups and released two group albums, mentioned in Billboard magazine.

Dr. Julie Bright Stewart C’89 and Dr. Daniel Stewart C’89moved to New York in July: Daniel is in his first year of a psychiatry residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Julie is a neuropsychologist at the Rusk Institute for Rehab Medicine, part of New York University Medical Center. She received a Psy.D. in May 1998 from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Daniel graduated last May from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “We’ve been working on our careers, with no children for now, but happily married for seven years.”

Jennifer Tsou C’89 <[email protected]> was recently appointed senior news anchor for Channel 11 Newsline in Bangkok, Thailand’s only local-news program in English. She continues her daily radio show on 95.5 FMX, and weekend shows on Star TV and UBC Series.

Scott T. Wakeman C’89 <[email protected]> has been elected to the partnership of Dennison, Scheiner, Schultz & Wakeman, an intellectual property law firm in Arlington, Va., where he lives with his wife, Anne, and their two sons.


David Andreski EAS/W’90 married Carin Lundberg in Uppsala, Sweden, on July 31. After several days of wedding parties, they hiked and toured in Borneo and Bali, returning to their home in Amsterdam, where David is vice president of product management at Priority Telecom <[email protected]>; a subsidiary of UPC, it is Europe’s second-largest cable provider.

Oleg D. Boyarsky EE’90 <[email protected]> is proud to announce the birth of his son, Elan, and daughter, Mattea, on Dec. 21. “This was a very joyous gift for the upcoming new year.” After holding numerous high-tech positions and securing a patent, Oleg has decided to venture on his own: for the past two years he has been running a small software development firm based in New Jersey, specializing in custom software solutions for both the Web and traditional applications development. His wife, Helena, is a treasury manager at an advertising firm.

Todd Brody C’90 and Ellen Seiler Brody W’91 wish to announce the birth of their first son, Benjamin Eric Brody. Todd is an associate at the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius <[email protected]>, and Ellen is an associate at Roberts & Holland. They live in Englewood, N.J., where they recently purchased a house. Benjamin’s godfather is Michael Turok EE/W’90.

Lois Bukowski C’90 <[email protected]> and her partner, Katie Baer, had a committment ceremony on the water in beautiful Sausalito, Calif., on Oct. 16. The weekend-long celebration was attended by family and friends, including Jane Muir C’90, Maryanne Senn C’90, Dr. Tom Meyer C’90 GEd’91 Gr’96, Abbey Linfert C’90 and Beth Goldstein C’88. Lois and Katie have been together for over four years and currently live in the Oakland Hills. Lois is a consultant at an Internet start-up and Katie is a grade-school teacher, massage therapist and triathlete. In her free time, Lois is president of the Berkeley All-Blues Women’s Rugby Club—national champions for the past three years.

Dr. Luis J. Fujimoto D’90 GD’93, a New York periodontist, received the American Dental Association new-dentist leadership award last year. Founder of the New York-Japan Chamber of Commerce, he also serves as Japan chair of the Asian-American Advisory Council in New York, a liaison organization between the Asian community and the city. Fluent in five languages, he is often called upon to translate local rules and regulations for ethnic business owners.

Dr. David Glass C’90 <[email protected]> and his wife, Ginger Glass, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Alexandra, on Sept. 7, at 12:59 p.m., and weighed in at 6 lbs. 2 oz. “None of the attending staff (doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist) were Penn alumni, and “The Red and the Blue” was not played at any time during conception, gestation, labor or recovery. Alexandra was exposed in utero, however, to one Mask and Wig Club annual production. The child has been tested, and has shown no ill effects.”

Jackie Greene C’90 married Josh Orenstein WG’95 on May 30. “After a post-wedding-day softball game, we left for Hawaii where we had an incredible time.” There were many Penn alums at the wedding, including sister Lisa Greene EAS/W’87, Judith Silverman C’90 GEd’97 (director of admissions for the Graduate School of Education), Suzanne Fischbein Rosenberg C’90, Jennifer Dominitz C’90, Samantha Marks Gordon W’91, Ehud Gelblum EE/W’90, Jared Freedberg C’90, Dr. Margo Freedberg C’90 D’94, Rabbi Joel Sisenwine C’90, Joel Todd Schwartz EAS/W’90, Nancy Davis Brener C’90 and Jason Brener C’90, Mark Salamon C’89, Liz Miller W’89 WG’95, Steve Kaufman C’86, Vera Wu WG’95, Josh Lipchin WG’95, Marc Weinstein L’93, Rob Herzog WG’95, Mark Hastings WG’95, Dan Cummings WG’95, Scott Surek G’95 WG’95, Doug Rosefsky WG’95, Len Kaplan WG’95, Rabbi Faith Smith Dantowitz EAS’87, Deborah E. Gilbert Smith Nu’60, Sam Turkus Jr. W’32, Bill Golden W’45, Susan Evans GNu’67, John Levi W’59, Arnold Palmer W’53 WG’53, Fred Fraenkel WG’73 and Ed Weinstein WG’58. Since she graduated from Kellogg in 1995, Jackie has worked at Deloitte Consulting, focusing on the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Josh is the assistant consumer marketing director at Time Inc.’s Teen People magazine.

Brian L. Hessel C/W’90 <[email protected]> has become a managing director and shareholder of J. & W. Seligman & Co., Inc., a privately-owned investment-management firm based in New York. He has been part of Seligman’s High-Yield Team since 1995.

Jeremy Leonard C’90 <[email protected]> e-mails that “after nine nomadic years—three in Washington as a public-policy wonk, four in Montreal as a graduate student in economics, a second two-year-long stint in Washington and a year in Toronto—I have put roots down back in Montreal, that wonderful bicultural North American jewel. My longtime girlfriend, Katherine Millet, is overjoyed as well: being Parisian-born and -bred, with a distinctly North American optimism, she is right at home here. I have just established my own firm, Andromeda Consulting Economics, which specializes in the economics of high-tech industries. So far, so good. Having tasted the freedom of self-employment, I’m not sure I could go back to the salaried world. Looking forward to catching up with classmates in May.”

Nicole Lewis Lytle C’90 <[email protected]> and Robert Lytle W’90, and their children, Jacob (six), Cady (four), Zachary (one), have settled in Boston—after six moves in the past 10 years. “We will celebrate 10 years of marriage on May 19 and invite lost friends to join our festivities at the 10th Reunion.”

Barbara McGrath C’90 GEd’91 and Dr. Jeff Chen C’90 are proud to announce thr birth of their daughter, Waverly Jade Chen, on April 11—“Class of ’22.” Jeff is an anesthesiologist with Riverside Anesthesia in Harrisburg, Pa.; Barb is on maternity leave from her job as a senior systems designer at Hershey Foods. “Those who would like to see pictures of Waverly can check out her Web site at (”

Dr. Susan M. Ystueta Palleschi C’90 married Dr. Gregory T. Palleschi in beautiful Newport, R.I., on May 8. Attending were bridesmaid Sandra Shanbron Sloan C’92 and her husband, David, and Katherine Bruck C’90 WG’95 and Jessica Coble Wasserstrom EAS/W’90. Susan is a general surgeon at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset on Long Island <[email protected]>, and her husband is an anesthesiologist. They just bought a new home.

Greg Quaglia EE’90 <[email protected]> and his wife, Ellen, have three daughters, Danielle (three), Karin (two), and Colleen (six months). He has been with MCI/Worldcom in Rye Brook, N.Y., since 1996.

Rafi Reguer C’90 <[email protected]> has recently joined Track Data as its new director of marketing; Track is an online brokerage firm and financial data provider. Rafi left his job as first vice president of electronic marketing at TD Waterhouse after five years there. He is also pleased to announce that he and Lori Perlman are engaged—“finally.”

Steve Rosenthal EE’90 <[email protected]> and his wife, Pamela Rosenthal, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abby Brenna, on Dec. 16. They live in Blue Bell, Pa., and Steve is a web developer for Reality Online.

Erinn Sitner Salaman W’90 and her husband, Mitchell, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Arthur Jason (A.J.), on Sept. 29. His big cousin Jacob, son of Elyse Sitner Barroway W’90 and Andrew Barroway L’91, is very excited about the new arrival.

Trent Gerald Spriggs W’90 <[email protected]> would like “everyone to e-mail me as soon as possible; I have been out of circulation for a while. I am now living in Osaka, Japan, and am attempting to launch a start-up this spring.”

Judy Yu C/W’90 graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago in June, and now works for Michigan Avenue Partners, a private equity firm in the Chicago area. “I am enjoying my brief respite from studying before I begin preparing for the CFA exam, Level II, in May. I can be reached at <[email protected]>.”

Amy Monaghan Allen C’91 and her husband, Kevin, happily announce the birth of their first child, Grace Kathryn, on Dec. 28. Grace weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz., and lives with her proud parents in Arlington, Va. Amy can be reached at <[email protected]>.

David T. Allen C/W’91 married Rebecca J. Smith in Chicago recently. Capt. Trevor Bynum C’91 (best man), Bill Feehery EAS’92 (groomsman), Russ Kanjorski C/W’91 L’97, Gloria Baker EAS/W’91 and John Budd W’89 joined them for the ceremony. Rebecca and David live and work in Chicago: she for McKinsey & Co. and he as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group.

Mary Brush G’91 was part of the Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers team that won Chicago’s first CANstruction competition, in which architects, engineers and interior designers create structures from aluminum cans and other food products, that are later donated to local food banks. After 10 hours the T-T team erected a raised bascule bridge, made of cracker boxes and tomato-paste cans, spanning a pool of Green River soda cans, while a coffee-can traffic-court building and a tuna-can Marina Towers provided the backdrop.

Stephanie Weinstein Casper C’91 <Stephanie [email protected]> married Michael Casper in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Nov. 6. Many alumni attended, including bridesmaids Jenny Libien C’91, Janet Wolfe David C’91 GEd’93 and Caryn Conklin EAS/W’90. Also in attendance were Kuo Tong C’89 and Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS’91, Loren Noveck C’91, Betsy Floyd C’90 and Renee Berman W’91. The bride’s father, Arnold Weinstein W’59, also had a chance to catch up with fellow Penn classmates, Dr. Arnold Chassanoff EE’59 GEE’64, Milton Finkelstein EE’60 and Howard Berman W’61. Stephanie and Michael plan on remaining in New York where she is a senior manager in the marketing strategy department at Merck-Medco Managed Care and he a derivatives trader at Société Générale.

Lance Jacobs C’91 <[email protected]> and his wife, Laurie, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Zachary Sam, on Dec. 3. Zach weighed 6 lbs. five oz. and was 18.5 inches long.

Monte E. Jarvis G’91 has joined PharmaNet, a contract research organization, as director of biostatistics.

Jeff Listiak EAS’91 wrote (in December) that “I will be moving from my job as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy to pursue a career in holistic healthcare as a doctor of chiropractic. Even more exciting is that I will marry, Ivy, the love of my life, in Hawaii in January.”

Jennifer C. Van Avery C’91 <[email protected]> announces her engagement to Lennard Fedderson, a computer-game programmer originally from Terrace, B.C.; the wedding is planned for July 2001. “Currently we are taking an extended vacation in northern British Columbia, with my three boys, Alaric (six), Evaric (four) and Theodoric (two), to visit and get to know Lennard’s family. We are loving the winter weather after years of living in Santa Cruz, Calif. Even my two-year old is learning to ice skate, and during one recent hockey skirmish my oldest son was heard to say, “Nice shot, eh?” just like a true Canadian. (I am certainly not encouraging this.) We will return to Santa Cruz towards the end of winter, and get back to the real world, where I will finish off the school year homeschooling Alaric and re-open my preschool business, while Lennard gets back to game programming.

Jennifer Wang Bradford C’92 GEd’95 married Capt. Donald P. Bradford C’89 in Arlington, Va., on July 31. Alumni who attended “the long-awaited (eight years!) event” were bridesmaids Deborah J. Matties C’92 and Dr. Patrice D. Firpo C’92,groomsman Marc L. Greenwald C’89, Kimberly Duyck Woolf C’92 ASC’98, Tara J. Bohling C’92, Beth Donovan C’91, Susan M. Gertz C’92 and John Venusti W’89. Don graduated with an M.B.A. and an M.P.P. from Georgetown University in 1998 and works for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tysons Corner. He is also still flying C-141s for the U.S. Air Force Reserve in New Jersey. Jennifer is employed by Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. in Washington. After a honeymoon trip to Italy, they returned to their home in Arlington.

Chris Conrad W’92 <[email protected]> has been happily employed at First USA bank, a division of Bank One, since graduation. As first vice president of fraud management he oversees the development of strategies and systems for credit-card fraud detection and manages the budget for the risk-management division.

Lee Coyle GAr’92, a project designer with The Hillier Group’s hospitality studio, was promoted to senior associate; with the firm seven years, he is in its Washington office.

Leisa Glantz C’92 <[email protected]> is “happy to report that this past year has been an eventful one for me. In May I successfully defended my doctoral thesis entitled ‘Altered Prefrontal Cortical Circuitry in Schizophrenia.’ On Sept. 18, I married Frederick M. Davis in Pittsburgh. Rick and I have moved to Raleigh, N.C., where I am continuing to study schizophrenia at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.”

Lisa Katz Golod C’92 <[email protected]> and her husband, Dr. David Golod, are pleased to announce the birth of “our beautiful baby girl, Celia Bette, on Sept. 7. I am still a tax associate at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, and am now working through all the challenges of being a working mom.”

Jordan R. Labkon C’92 has joined the law firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz as an associate in the corporate-practice, equipment and project-finance group in its Chicago office.

Dr. Marc Lazare C’92 has recently opened a dental office in Manhattan, in addition to his Great Neck practice. Practicing cosmetic dentistry, he serves on the teaching staff of North Shore University Hospital, and has lectured around the country ( He also is the dental columnist for Health & Money and American Fitness magazines. Marc lives in Jericho with his wife, Amanda.

Margaret M. MacDiarmid Nu’92 married Dr. David A. Dean in Falmouth, Maine, on Sept. 11. In attendence were Pamela Ferrell Nu’92, Andrew Perron C’88, Richard Proia C’92 and Glen Gibson C’93. “David and I now live in the Chapel Hill area, where David is doing a cardio-thoracic surgery fellowship at University of North Carolina. I am working as a project coordinator for a clinical research project at UNC’s School of Nursing and also at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.”

Dr. Steven W. Sukin C’92 <[email protected]> has become engaged to Debra F. Feigin; a wedding is planned for March 19. He is a resident in urology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She is administrator of the heart and transplant center at Methodist Hospital there.

Dr. Sivakami Thayu C’92 married Dr. Jeremy Marmer C/W’92last June in Houston; her sisters were her bridesmaids, including Vanathi Thayu C’95. Other alumni there were Stanley Choung EAS/W’92, Dr. Joseph Dudash C’92, Ira Hillman C/W’92, Daniel Piltch EAS’92, Steven Pessagno C’92, Jason Wong C/W’92 and Baryn Yoon EAS’95. Sivakami also graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School last June; she is now doing residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. Jeremy earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina and has joined a litigation-consulting firm. They now live in Chicago.

Deborah Brown C’93 and Jefrey Pollock C’93 got engaged at the finish line of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington this past October. After 26.2 miles and more than seven years together, they will be married in September.

David B. Cade C’93 has joined the GM legal staff as an attorney in its Commercial Group.

Pamela Parker Duke Nu’93 GNu’96 and Brian Duke, announce the birth of their baby boy, Malcolm Brian Duke, on Sept. 12: he was 8 lbs. 1oz., and 20.5 inches. Pamela is a geriatric-adult nurse practitioner working in Freehold, N.J.

Joshua Kopelman W’93, co-founder of Infonautics, was named one of 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have made the biggest impact on the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Business Journal last year. He also is head of a new Internet start-up called, that “will change the way person-to-person commerce is handled online. … [It] offers people an organized, retail, online marketplace ( to buy and sell previously owned, high-quality consumer entertainment merchandise—with no auctions, bidding or competition.” The company is based in Conshohocken, Pa.

Walter Dawson C’93 <[email protected]> was promoted to retail marketing manager of the Ford Motor Company’s 
Atlanta region.

Lisa Nass Grabelle C’93 L’96 married Dean Grabelle L’95 in Philadelphia on July 18. They honeymooned in Hawaii, and live in Philadelphia. Alumni in the bridal parties were Chris Jones L’95, Monica Muzzi Nu’93 GNu’97, Andrea Nass C’96, Seema Shah Wadhwani L’96 and Stacey Wruble C/W’93. Other alumni attending included Todd Abbrecht W’90, John Boockvar C’93,Daniel Boockvar C’93 L’96 and Laurie Mayer Boockvar C’92,Marty Chazin C’93, Stacey Wolfe Chazin C/W’94, Angela Sabatino Collingwood Nu’93 GNu’96, Zachary Conen C’93,Stephanie Gill W’93, Brooke Hayes C’93 WG’99 and Hilary Marion Hayes C’93 GEd’94, Marci Kelsey C’93, Christy Glass Lowe C/W’93, Bonnie Todd Marino C’93, Scott Seewald C’93and Mark Sullivan C’93. Lisa is a labor and employment attorney in the Philadelphia office of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP <[email protected]>, and Dean is a business-services attorney in the Princeton and Philadelphia offices of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP <[email protected]>.

Dr. Atsushi Itoh GCP’93 <[email protected]>, a planner in the design division of Shimizu Corporation, Tokyo, received a Doctor of Engineering degree from Tohoku University on March 25. His thesis was on “The Relationship between the Occurrence of 
Opportunity Crime and Spatial Factors of the Urban Environment.”

James No C’93 WG’98 <[email protected]> and his wife, Jane No, celebrated the birth of their first child, James Andrew Jr., on Nov. 16. Jim is currently a consultant for Bain & Company overseas: he had been in the Sydney office and, since December, is working in the Seoul office.

Nancy Peisner C’93 <[email protected]> married Peter Goldstone in West Bloomfield, Mich., on Dec. 4. Alumni in attendance included Dr. Hilary Hotchkiss C’93, Gilda Mann C’93, Dr. Elizabeth Herman C’93, Elaine Divelbliss C’93 L’98and Steve Libenson C’93. Nancy works as a learning specialist at Boston University’s College of General Studies and Peter is a doctoral candidate in political science at MIT; they live in Brookline.

Dr. Carla Serkin C’93 received her Ph.D. in microbiology from Northwestern University in December.

Mary McGrath Schucker Nu’93 GNu’95 is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Reading, Pa. She and her husband, Mark Schucker, have two children, Emily (five) and Rachel (seven months).

Wendy Spander C’93 married David Peterkofsky in San Francisco on Sept. 5. Many alumni were in attendance and in the wedding party. Wendy just changed jobs and now is working for a hi-tech PR firm in San Francisco, Schwartz Communications. She and David just brought a home in the Oakland Hills. Her e-mail address is <[email protected]>.

Julie Avila Stuckmann W’93 <[email protected]> married Scott A. Stuckmann in Atlanta on Oct. 9. “We met at the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, where we both work in marketing. The reception was held in a beautiful old mansion on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta.” Liz Rabii-Cribbs W’93, Catherine Donaldson-Evans C’93 and Jennifer L. Yang W’93 were bridesmaids, Sonia Verma W’93 and Karen Chin WG’93 were readers, and Elizabeth Brett C’92 and Christine Dimaano W’93attended. “We went to Australia for our honeymoon, where we spent two weeks in Tasmania, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. Australia is an incredibly beautiful place to visit: I recommend it to everyone. Married life is great.”

Peter J. Tantala EAS’93 is president-elect of the Frankford Rotary Club in Philadelphia.

Rupert Bader W’94 e-mails that “a lot has happened. Sherene Hannon and I got married in 1997, and welcomed several alums to the wedding, including Jason Stanard C/W’94 (groomsman) and Heather Barlow CGS’97 (bridesmaid) as well as Sabina Hollis C’79, Sarah O’Herron C’94, Maura Mimnagh C’94, Candace Cavalier C’94 and Professors Larry Gladney and Jackie Tanaka. I started my own consulting firm last November,, specializing in moving consulting analyses onto client intranets. We joined several Penn alums at Sarah O’Herron’s wedding last year (including, but not limited to) Jen Flood W’94, Bilge Ogut C/W’94, Monica Nermark C’94 and Tamara Sloan C’94.Apologies if I missed anyone. We have two dogs, Dublin and Osborn, and live in Manhattan. Feel free to drop me a line <[email protected]> or check out our Web site at (

Jun S. Bang C’94, an associate in the commercial-litigation section of White and Williams LLP, was elected president of the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley.

Casey McLaughlin Carragher W’94 married Patrick Carragher in Rocky Point, N.Y., on Oct. 9. The reception took place on Palmer’s Vineyard. Debbie Lowenkron Robinowitz C’94 was a bridesmaid, and Jen Kramer W’94, Karen Miller C’94, Jessica Setnick C’94, Dorcy Siegel C’94 GCP’95, Anna Saurbier C’94, John Cipriano C’94 and Michele Wisch W’96 attended the celebration. Casey and Patrick live in Middletown, N.J.; she is an advertising account executive at The Sawtooth Group and he is an employment specialist for EPIX, a professional-employer organization.

Stacia Troester Gillam C’94 married Rob Gillam W’94 in a small family ceremony in Stacia’s hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, last July. Several weeks later they hosted a wedding celebration for family and friends at their home in Anchorage, Alaska, with Mark Mowrey W’94, Jim Annunziata W’94 and Nancy Hacker C/W’94 attending. Stacia and Rob are enjoying married life and their new home. She is vice president of client services for The Nerland Agency and Rob is director of international equities for McKinley Capital Management.

Jeffrey Greenspan C’94 <[email protected]> and Erin Dahl were married in Provo, Utah, on Aug. 14. He left Andersen Consulting in Philadelphia after five years and has taken a position as project manager for Keane Consulting in Salt Lake City.

Amy Markowitz Goldstein W’94 married Neil Goldstein in Great Neck, N.Y., on Nov. 6. Susan Markowitz C’96 was maid of honor, and bridesmaids included Rita Meyerson C’94, Erica Lapidus W’94 and Amy Robinson Federman C’94. Other alumni at the wedding included Nancy Stone Levine C’94, Meryl Truffelman C’94, Brian Levine W’94, Josh Kopelman W’93, Rena Cohen Kopelman C’92 and Eric Federman W’92. Also present was Neil’s cousin, Stephanie Kamhi, who will be a freshman at Penn in September, Class of 2004. Amy and Neil live in New York, where she is a manager at Ernst & Young LLP and also is pursuing her MBA at Columbia University; he is an account manager in advertising sales at Primedia Inc.

Allison Keech C’94 <[email protected]>, after four years in New York, recently “relocated to the Left Coast”—Santa Monica—having taken a job as online-marketing manager for Disney’s Buena Vista Internet group. Her responsibilities include promotions for, ESPN’s X Games and the Extreme Sports Internet site. “Friends in the area, please drop me a line.”

Mxolisi Notshulwana C’94 <[email protected]> is a senior lecturer in the political science department at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Deborah Lowenkron Robinowitz C’94 married Kevin Robinowitz in Dallas on Nov. 6. Penn alumni in the wedding party included Casey McLaughlin Carragher W’94, Jill Eskin-Smith C’94, Jessica Setnick C’94 and Dorcy Siegel C’94 GCP’95.Other alumni attending were Herbert Lowenkron CCC’52, Karen Miller C’94, Allison Marinoff C’94, Scott Williams W’94, Ben Holman C’94, Pep Williams C’94, Rachel Koss C’94, Kara Sandler C’95 and Rich Linsky W’95. Debbie and Kevin live in Dallas, where they are both practicing attorneys; she specializes in finance and real estate transactions, and he in medical-malpractice litigation.

David Seidman C’94 has joined the Washington office of the St. Louis-based law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP as an associate in its transportation regulatory practice.

Staci Kurzer Wilson W’94 <[email protected]> married Matthew Wilson at the Tamcrest in Alpine, N.J., on Sept. 5. The wedding party included Cori Shumas W’94, Staci Feldman W’95, Dr. Caryn Siegel C’95 D’99 and Shara Wilson C’97.Many alums attended the wedding, including Staci’s father, Lawrence Kurzer W’61, Harris Aaron C’97, Tatiana Aizenberg Goldstein W’94 and Dr. Michael Goldstein C’93, Jennifer Nelson Halfpenny EAS’94, Bridget Brennan Voci W’94, Dr. Marissa Weiss C’94, Nicole Polini EAS’94, Dave Wissert C’91, Erika Stupine Yablonovitz C’95 GEd’96, David Kwiat W’61, Ronald Goffman W’60 and Dr. Benjamin Levine ChE’62. Graduating from New York University School of Law in May 1998, Staci is an attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York and Matthew is a Manhattan investment banker.

Lisa Solomon Belcher W’95 married Eric Belcher in San Francisco on August 15. They now live in Chicago where Lisa is earning her MBA at Kellogg <[email protected]> and Eric is a senior manager for Marakon Associates. Alums who attended the wedding include Jennifer Gordon C’95 GEd’96, Rita Weintraub EAS’95, Robyn Kestenbaum C’95, Liz Rudnick C’95, Kerry Walsh Nu’94, Donna Sartz Richie C’95, Alice Limkakeng C/W’95, Catherine Bender C’95 and Marjorie Gell C’95.

Dr. Josh Berlin W’95 is completing a residency in dermatology and cutaneous surgery. He congratulates Dr. Richard Adler C’96on his wedding to Linda Graif. Dr. Dave Eisenberg C’96 and Dr. Jon Erulkar C’96 attended, as did physics professor Dr. Paul Soven. And Josh notes that “after taking Wall Street by storm, Michael Dinger C’96 has recently completed a book of toasts, to be published later this summer.”

Leigh Fisher C’95 married Avi Savar in New York on Nov. 13.

Robert Francis C’95 <[email protected]> is happy to announce his engagement to Janet Lowenthal; they will be married in April, at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Robert is vice president of Planned Building Services, Inc., a family-owned business that provides janitorial, maintenance and security services for commerical and residential properties in the tri-state area. He is also an active volunteer (leadership giving chair) for his Class’s 5th Year Reunion in May. Janet is a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Jordan Gushurst EAS/W’95 married Renee Cassidy C’95 in Philadelphia on Sept. 25. Many of their Penn friends were in attendance, including bridesmaids Pam Webber C’95 and Jeremi Moss C’95. Jordan is currently an independent management consultant <[email protected]> and Renee is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh <[email protected]>. “We would love to hear from other Penn alumni.”

Christopher M. Iorillo C’95 <[email protected]> graduated from Georgetown University Law Center last year. He is now working in the litigation department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Los Angeles.

Biren E. S. Johnson W’95 <[email protected]> or <[email protected]> was a company commander at Fort Bragg, N.C., in charge of 170 people and was promoted to captain; “it was fun but time to move on. I left the Army after over four years of active service, and after several interviews with some great companies, I decided to accept a position as a manager of cost/budget analysis in the facility alliance organization at H.E.B. Grocery Company (guess what school the CEO attended?) in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. I packed up and moved from Fayetteville on Dec. 20. I left the warm weather for a few days at the parents’ home in Chicago. While in the Windy City, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kirk Hammond EAS’95 and Mitch Lucas W’95. I have been truly blessed: healthy, wealthy and wise in 2000. I am in the process of buying my second home in San Antonio. Cost of living and the weather is great down here. I feel bad for all my friends in New York: sorry Kris. If anyone is ever in the Southwest, come check out this Tex-Mex style and have a margarita or Corona on me.”

Karen Keating Kline C’95 wed Rick Kline C/W’93 in Livingston, N.J., on May 30. She is the daughter of Mel Keating WG’68 WG’78, who roomed with the groom’s father, Allan Kline WG’69, when they were both attending Wharton. Barrie Bernstein C’95 was a maid of honor, Shana Minkin C’95 and Ann Burr Clevenger C’95 were bridesmaids. Groomsmen included Dr. Jason Adler C’93, Jeff Fishman C’93, David Finger C’93 and the bride’s brother, Dan Keating C’03.Attending were Miggy Lynd C’95, Vanessa Schmid C’95, Josh Joseph C’93, Jill Bernie C’95, Marshall Abbott C’95, Brian Lehrer C’95, David Cohn C’95, Eric Dichter C’93 and Dr. Leigh-Ann Maltz-Dichter C’93, Ed Miller C’93, Neil Sheth W’93, Eric Aronson C’93, Laura Radosh C’95, Adam Rubin EAS’96, Melissa Oppen C’98, the bride’s uncle, Fredric Kleiner ChE’60, and the groom’s aunt, Linda Kline Anderson C’73.Following a honeymoon on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Lanai and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, Karen and Rick now live outside of San Francisco in Foster City. He is an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and “the new Mrs. Kline is a kindergarten teacher and is going to graduate school in education.”

Carrie MacVean C’95 <[email protected]> is enjoying life in New York and writing a cookbook called “My Mom’s Best Recipe.” This will be a collection of friends’ and family favorite recipes. “I welcome submissions from fellow alums. Check out the website at ( and contribute your mom’s best recipe for publication. Submissions may also be e-mailed to me directly.”

Dan Margulies W’95 and Alyson Landa C’97 are engaged. Dan works for DBS Partners trading options at the Chicago Board of Trade and Alyson is completing a doctoral program in industrial and organizational psychology at Purdue University <[email protected]>.

John Del Pizzo C’95 <[email protected]> married Kathleen McCann on Oct. 23. They honeymooned in Aruba and now live in Havertown, Pa. She is an account executive with ACNielsen and he recently joined Netscan iPublishing as manager of business development.

Jeff Reiser C’95 married Dana Brakman Reiser C’95 at Pen Ryn Mansion in Bensalem, Pa., on Oct. 16. The wedding party included Jim Morley W’96, Dan Soloway C’95, Jon King C/EAS’97, Debra Pickett C’95 G’95 and Roberta Griff C’95, and Jason Brown W’95, Rich Carvajal C/W’95, Debbie Petricig Summers C’92, Lori Moldawer Soloway C’96 and Lori Werfel EAS/W’99 also attended. Having dated since their Penn years, Jeff and Dana decided to marry after he received his master’s from Brown and she her J.D. from Harvard. After a “wonderful honeymoon in Italy,” Jeff and Dana returned to their home in Boston, where Dana is an in-house attorney with Partners HealthCare System, Inc. <[email protected]> and Jeff is an analyst with Mainspring, ane-commerce strategy consulting firm <[email protected]>.

Kathy Torlucci CGS’95 <[email protected]> is president of KTW Consulting Techniques, Inc., in Marlton, N.J., which provides consulting services for performance-management assessments and telemarketing-program design.

Kabir Akhtar C’96 has been working as a freelance TV/film editor in Los Angeles, most recently putting together episodes of VH1’s hit series Behind the Music.

Joel Chasnoff C’96, a comedian and actor, served as master of ceremonies at an early January event in Israel for Project Birthright, a joint work of North American Jewish organizations and philanthropists. He performed stand-up comedy to more than 4,500 people.

Ananya Dash C’96 is an associate in the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP in Morristown, N.J. When at Georgetown, she was a panelist on CNN’s Burden of Proof.

Tanya Waran Lalin C’96 married Sean C. Lalin in Morristown, N.J., on July 24. In attendance were Alicia Sontag W’96(bridesmaid), Amy J. Auslander C’96, Richard Bub W’97, Amanda Ganem C’96, Karin Keller Huber Nu’96 GNu’98 and Anya Turker C’96. The couple currently lives in New York, as Manisha is in her third year, and Sean his final year, of medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons.

David C. Quattrone EAS/W’96 married Robyn Quattrone in September 1998. She is a litigation associate in the Washington office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. David recently joined a northern-Virginia start-up technology firm, Cvent, Inc., as director of product development. The company is developing an online event-management system and an engine for direct, one-to-one, e-mail marketing. Dwayne Sye EAS’95 is director of technology there.

Rebecca Simon Nu’96 GNu’98 <[email protected]> and Darren Bramen WG’99 announce their engagement; an August wedding is planned. “We are currently living and working in the suburbs of Philadelphia: Darren is a portfolio manager at Hawthorn, an investment management firm, and I am enjoying my position as the nurse practitioner at Villanova University’s student health center.”

Stacey Perez W’96 married Andrew Feller in Wynnewood, Pa., on Nov. 6. Many alumni were in attendance, including best man Michael Klinger W’96, groomsmen Jake Glaser C’96 and Andrew Kramar C’96, and bridesmaid Wendy Abramson C’95.

Amiel Weinstock C’96 passed the Massachusetts Bar and completed an LLM in taxation at the Boston University Law School. In January he joined Lurie & Cutler, a Boston tax firm. His wife, Jennifer Kushner Weinstock C’96, works for WGBH in Boston as donor-relations manager. In June they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Dawn Baxter C’97 was promoted to entertainment marketing associate at Teen People magazine.

Michele Borbe L’97 and Ted Lynch L’97 are engaged and plan to marry in September.

Yangsup Chung EE’97 married Joyce Bak on Sept. 26 and honeymooned in Europe for three weeks. Attending the celebration were Jin Lee C’97, Christine Wong EAS/W’97, Farid Aziz W’97, John Kwon EAS’98 GEng’99, Glen Desy C/W’97, Darian Wong EE’97, Christopher Hong EE’97 and Christi Hwang C’89 (who sent in this note).

Greg Kim W’97 is enjoying life in sunny Los Angeles. He is a senior financial analyst at the investment-banking firm of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, and is applying to business schools for this fall. “I would love to hear from others that I have not spoken to in awhile, and can be reached at <[email protected]> or (310) 553-8871.”

Diane Miller EAS’97 <[email protected]> married Ben Vaessen C’98 at the Brandywine Country Club in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 10. Alumni in the bridal party were Jocelyn So C’97, Cory Meek EAS’97, Jonathan Klassen C’96, Candice Jacala Davenport Nu’97 and Paul Davenport EAS’97. “Thank you to all our Penn friends who were able to make it and share in our celebration.” Diane and Ben currently live in Minneapolis, attending the University of Minnesota for graduate school—Diane in chemical engineering and Ben in immunology.

D. Allen Young WEv’97<[email protected]> passed the PMP exam of the Project Management Institute in November. He has been a project office manager with Alliance Data Systems in Dallas since January 1998.

Dr. Katie Bourguignon Gr’98 has joined the art history department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Rachel H Mann C’98 <[email protected]> ran her first full marathon in January.

Catherine Hardy Pakaluk C’98 married Michael Pakaluk at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worcester, Mass., on Aug. 15. She is a graduate student in economics at Harvard University and Michael is a professor of philosophy at Clark University. They live in Worcester and are pleased to be expecting a son, Joseph, in May. The wedding was featured in a recent issue of Boston Bride magazine, as something of a modern Sound of Music story: Michael has six children who lost their mother to breast cancer. Catherine reports that she thoroughly enjoys her counter-cultural life as newlywed, expectant mother, adoptive mother of six, freelance writer, homemaker and student in a demanding doctoral program. Alums in the wedding party included Laura Bartlett Nu’98, Sylvia Caram EAS’99 and Paul Swope CGS’81; Jason Miller GGS’98also attended, as well as John Schindler G’00 with his wife, Carolina, and Adam Sherr C’90 GEd’98 attended with his wife, Sarah Walters Sherr Nu’98, who played trombone in the brass ensemble. Catherine would love to hear from friends and former classmates at <[email protected]>.

Scott Richmond EAS’98 GEng’99 and Sasha Zelensky W’98were recently engaged, and are planning a September wedding. They live in the Washington suburbs where he works for Human Genome Sciences and she is a healthcare consultant with Hewitt Associates.

Dr. Arthur H. Shedden WG’98, Blue Bell, Pa., recently participated in a panel on the building of content-driven Web sites at StreamingMedia East’99 in New York. He spoke on applications to online communications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Megan Stuhlberg C’98 <megstu@microsoft .com> was recently promoted to marketing manager at Microsoft Corporation, in charge of its third-party book-publisher program.

Drew Osler C’99 got engaged in Anguilla last August.

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