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Dr. Benjamin Goodnick G’40, a retired psychologist, wrote Love, Life, Faith: Poetic Ramblings, which was published by Regina Publishers earlier this year.


Anarg (Ed) Z. Frangos ME’50 GME’51 <[email protected]> e-mails, “On July 16, three of us from the Class of 1950 Towne met for lunch and a mini-reunion. It was great to get together with Russ Sherman MtE’50and Dick Denison ME’50. It was the first in some years, but the next one won’t be too long in coming.”

Dr. Lionel Wyld G’50 Gr’59 is a former department head of the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., and a director of the Navy League of the United States, Newport Council. Last spring he graduated, with a certificate, from Cumberland County’s citizen police academy.


Rev. Chase S. Hunt C’52 retired in June as director of planned giving at the Princeton Theological Seminary.


Arthur R. G. Solmssen L’53 writes that his 1975 book, The Comfort Letter, has been reissued in paperback (Scott & Perry). “This gripping novel about a Philadelphia lawyer’s troubles with his biggest corporate client, and the accountants, has been recommended reading for law students. It explains the stories behind the headlines; whenever a big business deal closes, the outside accountants must give written ‘comfort,’ by assuring everybody that nothing very bad has happened since the financial statements were published.”


Michael Winokur Ar’55 writes, “I have retired to New Mexico. My biggest project now is following the career of daughter Marissa Jaret Winokur, who won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (Hairspray). She is now in production, both starring and executive producer, of an ABC family movie entitled Beautiful Girl, with Fran Dresher, and she will soon be going into production of “Once Upon a Mattress,” starring Carol Burnett, for ABC Movie of the Week.”


R. Franklin Brown Jr. C’56 writes that he and Margaret W. Brown, son and widow respectively of Penn cartoonist Robert F. (Bo) Brown Sr. C’28 L’31, “recently donated a significant quantity of the late humorist’s work to the University Archives. Included were his covers and illustrations from Mask & Wig programs dating back to the 1940s, as well as the one from the Chris Crosses production (1946) he authored. In addition were many of his covers and cartoons from Penn’s Franklin Field Illustrated football programs and Philadelphia Eagles programs. The collection also contained many of his Professor Quagmire cartoons and covers from The Pennsylvania Gazette [March/April 2002, “A Chronicle of Campus Changes Through One Absent Mind”]. His other material included magazine covers, illustrations for hospital and other fundraising campaigns, artwork done specifically for the Friars Senior Society, miscellaneous Penn-related art, some general cartoons, and 14 original drawings. Biographical information, on both his professional life and his long-standing relation with the University, supplements the art.”


Joan Myerson Shrager Ed’60 is a professional artist who was a founding member of Art Forms Gallery Manayunk, a Philadelphia artist-run gallery, where she served as director for eight years. Some of her digital art is now part of the Museum of Computer Art, and has been included in a textbook on art to be published by Harcourt Press. She recently donated A Wonderful Life, an exhibition of 17 of her digital works, to Penn’s Graduate School of Education, and it is now part of the University’s permanent art collection. A published review described the work as “a sophisticated, colorful amalgam of digitally reworked, scanned images.” It was seen as “arresting, intellectually stimulating, and very touching.” And in September, she “had the pleasure to lecture to graduate students about the work [which celebrates] the lives of my parents, Adolph Myerson W’29 GEd’32and Ruth Meyers Myerson Ed’30. We are a family of 11 alumni, spanning three generations.” Joan’s husband is David S. Shrager C’57 L’60.


Dr. Mitchell D. Ginsberg C’63 writes that the second, revised edition of his two-volume book, The Inner Palace: Mirrors of Psychospirituality in Divine and Sacred Wisdom-Traditions, was published in August. “It investigates wisdom traditions from around the world and the sacred realities they reveal. It interweaves philosophy, phenomenology of religion, history of ideas, psychology of spirituality, and transpersonal psychotherapy.” Dr. Robert C. Solomon C’63, the Quincy Lee Professor of Philosophy and Business and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote the foreword. “More about the book may be read, including reviews by various scholars, at the publisher’s Web site ( For more on my own background, visit (”



Dr. Carl Bartecchi M’64 is the Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado and a specialist in internal medicine, who practices in Pueblo. He wrote The Alternative Medicine Hoax, which was published earlier this year by Garev Publishing International. It has a foreword written by Dr. Lee Bricker M’62. Dr. Bartecchi, the press release notes, “takes us on a systematic voyage through the complex world of alternative medicine. He describes the details of many popular hoaxes and frauds connected to the uses of recommended products and he cuts to the very heart of health care. He makes an obvious point: if it could be proved or confirmed, if a product has passed the clinical 
trials needed to show that it truly worked, nobody would apply the word alternative to it.”


Bruce Finsilver W’67 announces that his second one-man show of oil paintings, The Body Electric, will be on view at the Del Gallery in Lathrup Village, Mich., in November. His paintings can also be seen on his Web site (

Howard S. Freedlander C’67 <[email protected]> in late May was named deputy treasurer for external affairs for the state of Maryland. “After serving more than 21 years with the Military Department of Maryland, including stints as executive officer and director of public affairs and legislative liaison, I now am in a position that entails staff oversight of all large expenditures for commodities and services used by state agencies. The procurement and contract world, while new and still mystifying to me after nearly four months, nonetheless is fascinating and challenging. I am fortunate to work for a person widely respected in the state capital for her reasoned, intelligent and low-key approach to sometimes complicated, politically charged issues. I feel buoyed by the realization that, at the ripe old age of 57, I could change careers and succeed so far in opening my mind to hitherto unfamiliar areas of government. I love public service and look forward to working several more years in Annapolis.”

Edward B. Weinberg W’67 <[email protected]>, who practices law in Louisville, Ky., recently was elected chair of The Home of the Innocents, a medical and residence facility sheltering and caring for abandoned, abused, neglected, and medically fragile children. Founded in 1880, the Home recently completed a successful $25-million capital campaign and moved into its new 20-acre Children’s Village campus in Louisville.


Constance Bille CW’68 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My son, William M. Hayes GAr’01, has been teaching in Penn’s architecture program since graduating in 2001. He accompanied his design-studio students to Beijing last spring. He is with the Philadelphia architecture firm Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell.”

Michael R. Levy W’68, founder and publisher of Texas Monthly, in September received the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Dr. Harry Rosen W’68 was presented in June with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Baruch College, CUNY, and was cited for “his concern for students and his innovations that brought reality to the classroom.” For the past six years he has served as chair of management in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. He notes, “The Department is the largest, and most diverse, academic department of management in the country, with 40 full-time faculty, and 25 part-time appointments each semester; it includes divisions of organizational behavior, operations management, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.”

Faith Johnson Schonfeld CW’68, a senior vice president with ABN AMRO N.V., writes that in August she returned to Chicago after five years living and working in Amsterdam. “I love and miss Amsterdam, but am delighted to be in the same time zone(s) as family and friends and be able to attend my first Trustees Council of Penn Women meeting in five years this November.”

Jim Talens EE’68 <[email protected]> e-mails that he is now entering a new career: real estate agent in Northern Virginia. He notes that his “engineering background at Penn does actually help on occasion, though admittedly not as much as the JD from Temple!”



Stephen Bosniak C’69 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My practice of facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation was featured in Continental Airline’s Best of New York on all their flights worldwide during September and October. I will also be featured on the Gary Null Show, ‘Holistic Approaches to Cosmetic Surgery’ (PBS and Turner Cable). And in November I will receive the Senior Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at their annual meeting.”

Charles S. Fiedler W’69 in September joined the law firm of Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott LLP as a partner in its Los Angeles office, where he works primarily with the firm’s healthcare-practice group. Previously he was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP, focused on healthcare, corporate, and securities law, and M&A.

Hon. Richard B. Teitelman C’69, a judge of the Missouri Supreme Court, in September was honored by the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired with its lifetime achievement award. He is the first legally blind judge to serve on Missouri’s highest court, having been appointed in February 2002.


Dr. Gregory Harris C’70 <[email protected]> e-mailed in early September, “After 20 years in the Boston area (many years as a senior software technical writer, mainly in the defense industry), in the fall of 1996, I moved back to my hometown of Binghamton, N.Y., to help care for my elderly parents. My father passed away on Aug. 17: my mother will be 89 on Oct. 29. I am currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Services at Broome Community College, teaching child development and Introduction to Psychology. I would enjoy hearing from College 1970 classmates, especially ‘the boys’ from ATO.”

Robert C. Hubbell W’70 has been appointed to the new position of national director of internal communications for KPMG LLP, the professional-services firm. He previously was a partner and managing director of communications at Andersen Worldwide, CEO of an international-communications consultancy, and an adjunct professor of business at Montclair State University in New Jersey.


Ian M. Comisky W’71 L’74 is a partner in the commercial-litigation group of Blank Rome LLP, practicing in its Philadelphia and Boca Raton, Fla., offices. He participated in the workshop, “Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Financial Institutions and Punishment under the Patriot Act,” at the 21st Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, held in September at the University of Cambridge.

Robert Hallock W’71 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I recently became corporate vice president at Medifast, Inc., which manufactures weight-loss meal-replacement products and provides medically supervised weight-loss programs. In addition, I am active as a mentor to inner-city youth and highly recommend this to my fellow alumni who have had the privilege of a great education. Mentoring makes a huge positive impact on children who need our encouragement and exposure to a better life, and it is a tremendously rewarding experience. I live happily in Baltimore with my wife, Fritzi Kolker Hallock C’83 W’83, and our children, Steve (21), Amanda (nine), and Charlie (three).”


Robert Aibel C’72 ASC’76 Gr’84 is owner-director of Moderne Galley in Philadelphia; through Jan. 17, the gallery is holding an exhibition and sale of works by the prominent 20th-century Japanese-American master craftsman, George Nakashima.

Peter Korn C’72, Rockport, Maine, who founded the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship there 10 years ago, conducts classes throughout the year teaching people how to make furniture. He wrote Working With Wood: the Basics of Craftsmanship.

Joel Grossman C’72 <[email protected]> e-mails, “After 25 years of litigating matters, both as inside and outside counsel, I am hanging up my suit of armor and becoming a mediator. I will be focusing on entertainment and employment-related disputes. I will be associating with the mediation firm ADR Services, Inc., in Los Angeles, and would love to help fellow alumni resolve disputes without the cost and risk of trial.”

Dr. Hilary D. Sigmon NEd’72 CGS’73 has changed positions at the National Institutes of Health. She has moved to the Center for Scientific Review to be scientific-review administrator of the international-collaborative programs special-emphasis panel, which reviews grant applications related to infectious diseases for the Fogarty International Center. She had been a program director of extramural programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research at the NIH. She then became an assistant director of clinical nursing at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, before moving to the Washington Hospital Center to be nursing director of its medical shock-trauma acute-resuscitation unit. She earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed postdoctoral work in biochemistry from the Walter Reed Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute. Hilary lives in Chevy Chase, Md., with her husband, Andy Goldstein C’72, whom she met at Penn. They have two sons: Adam is a sophomore at Penn and Brian, a high-school junior, is this year studying Spanish in Zaragoza, Spain.

Nathan Sturman C’72 G’75 has spent 23 years living, teaching, and researching in Japan, South Korea, and China. He has now settled in the Naples, Fla., area, and is planning to semi-retire there with his family. He recently joined the faculty of Edison Community College at its Collier County campus, teaching standard Mandarin Chinese and English as Second Language. Although some people may think Chinese and the East Asian languages are difficult to learn, he said the learning experience varies with individuals, and with the language: “For native English speakers, Mandarin Chinese is relatively easy to acquire, compared to Japanese. Southern dialects of Chinese are easier and Cantonese is somewhat more difficult than Mandarin.”

Dr. Nancy Valentine GNu’72 is vice president, national nursing executive for medical strategy and health policy, at CIGNA Health-Care in Hartford, Conn. She was recently admitted, as the first nurse, to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. President-elect of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, she is a founding member and past-president of the Foundation of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Since graduation, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington. “I have loved the diversity of my nursing career, which has taken me into every sector, public and private, governmental, academic, and now corporate. I look forward to working many years more: there are so many challenges in healthcare, and nursing is emerging as key to improving the system of care in the U.S. I would love to get an update on the whereabouts of my other 12 classmates; please let me know where you are and what your are doing <[email protected]>.”



Donald Goecks W’74 writes that he is “traveling occasionally, but mostly just toiling away as controller for a midtown-Manhattan traders association, the Bond Market Association. I just returned from an eye-opening vacation to West Africa to visit my daughter, Tara M. Goecks C’01, who is a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. She is not only getting along famously and harmoniously in her remote village, but even seems to have earned the admiration of her fellow villagers.”

Susan Kramer Feinberg CW’74 G’76 writes, “My daughter, Abbie, is entering Penn as a member of the Class of 2007. I am attending law school at Pace in the night program, expecting to graduate in December 2004. By day I am a high-yield analyst at a hedge fund in New York.”

Dr. David Pennes C’74 writes, “I’ve now relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich., after 14 years in Indianapolis. When not fishing, biking, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors, I’m a subspecialist radiologist in breast imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, in private practice.”

David H. Wollins W’74, managing partner of Wollins & Hellman, P.C. advises that he has recently received training as a mediator and plans to expand his law practice of “winning for clients through trial or negotiation,” to include offering mediation services. After five years of being the soccer coach for his daughter, Alexandra (nine), he has retired. He is now passing baseball skills onto his son, David Jr. (five). David Sr. invites all of his Penn colleagues to visit him at his new address, 120 Fairfax Street in Denver, (303) 733-5601, and help drink his extensive wine collection. Finally, he reports that the love of his life, his wife, Leslie B. Lilly, and he recently enjoyed their 14th wedding anniversary.


Dr. Carolyn Becker CW’75 has been elected to a four-year term as the first vice president for physicians in practice of the Endocrine Society; it is the largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. In 2001 she left private practice to join the metabolic-bone unit at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where she also serves as associate director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center. Carolyn lives in northern Westchester County with Dr. Jane Petro, her partner of 17 years.

Louis S. Ederer W’75 was recently appointed senior intellectual-property partner in the New York office of Torys LLP, the U.S.–Canadian business law firm. He joined the firm from Gursky & Ederer, where he was a founding member and head of its IP litigation and prosecution practice. While there he represented high-profile apparel companies, and tried several major trademark infringement and counterfeiting cases, establishing new law in several instances; and he represented major alcoholic beverage companies in franchise and distributor-relations disputes.

Judith F. Helzner G’75 in July was appointed director of the population and reproductive-health program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago; she joined the foundation in July last year. Previously she was director of sexual and reproductive health for its Western hemisphere region with the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

James R. Kahn C’75, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Margolis Edelstein, was recently named chair of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia; he previously served as board secretary and vice-chair.


David A. Gross C’76 and Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Gifford Gross W’76 had a fun and exhausting time helping their son, Robbie, move into the Quad as a freshman engineering student. During move-in day they saw Eric Scoblionko C’76 GEd’76, who was helping his freshman son, Seth, move in, as well as Lisa Allen Le Fort C’76 GEd’87 and Jack Le Fort C’76, who were helping their freshman, Bryce. To cope with their empty nest, David continues to be busy as a U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, while Betsy works as an accountant involved with a growing antitrust and transportation law firm in Washington.

Roz Horn Schaffer SW’76 writes, “I am director of human resources for Complete HealthCare Resources, a firm that owns, manages, and provides consultative services in the long-term-care industry. I have written articles on avoiding harassment and discrimination liability that have been published in professional journals, and I have been active with the Komen Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. My husband, Charlie, son, Evan (20), and I live in Glenside, Pa.”


David Chanko W’77 writes, “This past summer I became the business manager of the Buckeye (Ariz.) Union High School District. My wife, Joni, our two children, Daniel and Ariel, coming up fast on 17 and 13, respectively, and I make our home in Carefree.”


Eric Parnes W’78 writes, “I have relocated from New York to California. I have spent my entire career since graduating with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP. I worked in their Los Angeles office from 1978 to 1994, transferred to New York 1994-2003, and have now transferred back to the West Coast, to its Orange County office, as a partner in the assurance and business-advisory services practice. I live in San Clemente with my wife, Terise, and two children, Jordan (12) and McKenna (nine).”



Phil Leggiere C’79 writes that he and his wife, Beth, have adopted a baby girl, Nora Grace, who was born on May 30.

Dr. Philip Randall Eckman C’79, who maintains a general practice in Kennett Square, Pa., received in July a Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has three children, Philip Jr., Bryan, and Christine.


David Abrams W’80 writes, “I recently joined Morgan Stanley as an executive director in its public-finance department. My new office is located in Boca Raton, Fla.”


Dr. Maria Pavlis Glasser EE’82 is pleased to announce the birth of Anna Katherine Glasser on Sept. 23, 2002; she joined big brothers Philip (seven) and David (three). “I continue to practice cardiology (part-time), specializing in diagnostic imaging, interpreting nuclear stress tests and echocardiograms. I love cardiology—especially with my new hours!—but still have my first love, engineering, and wonder if I’ll get back to it before I’m through. Would love to hear from fellow alumni at <[email protected]>.”

David S. Weiss C’82 W’82 WG’90 <[email protected]> has retired as CFO of Beazer Homes USA, Inc., to spend more time with his family and pursue interests outside of finance. He can now be found as class parent and soccer coach for his nine-year old daughter, Sara. He has also joined the board of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Maureen Cowie, and Sara, and Sam (three).


Dr. Edward S. Beck GrEd’83, director of the Susquehanna Institute (, is founding president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (, “a grass-roots faculty organization with over 400 members at 175 institutions worldwide, including Penn, dedicated to promoting Israel’s right to exist within safe and secure borders at peace with her neighbors, and to address the rising incidents of what Harvard President Lawrence Summers has called ‘The New Anti-Semitism’ on college campuses. Students and faculty may join for free by sending an e-mail to <[email protected]> with the word Join, in the subject header. For further information contact Dr. Ed Beck (717) 545-5500, 624 Sandra Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17109.”

Lisa Learner GFA’83, a professor of fine arts at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., will exhibit in the show, Teaching the New Realism: Mentors and Protégés, at the Vose Gallery in Boston. Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth will participate also. Lisa continues to exhibit at the David David Gallery in Philadelphia, and her artwork was recently selected to hang in the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, Pa.

Dean Papademetriou C’83 compiled and edited The Golden Anthology: the Writings of John C. Papademetriou, a Greek-American Soldier in Korea (1947-1951), published this year ( Dean wrote, “An illuminating glimpse into a pivotal but little known time in American history, before and during the Korean War. In his short life, John C. Papademetriou experienced the horror of internment in a World War II labor camp in Greece, the excitement of starting a new life as an immigrant in the United States, and the idealism and patriotism of serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he was killed in action in 1951.”



Allan B. Duboff L’84 WG’84 is a partner in the law firm of Richman, Mann, Chizever, Phillips & Duboff in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was elected chair of the business and corporations section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

N. Thatcher Scharpf C’84 wrote in July, “My wife, Donna, and I finished 10 months of Estonian-language training in Washington in June and headed to Tallinn, Estonia, for three years, with our daughter, Nathalie (six), and son, Holden (four).”

Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer C’84 <[email protected]> is a cardiologist who recently moved to Madison, Wis., to become director of heart failure at the University of Wisconsin. She is married to Kurt Saupe and the mother of two children, Geneva (five) and Peter (two).


Dan Barrett C’85 has published his fourth computer book, Linux Security Cookbook, with O’Reilly & Associates. He and his family live in Boston, where he is a senior technology manager at VistaPrint (

Joe Bouvier C’85 and Anna Spruill Bouvier C’86 joyously celebrated the birth of identical-twin daughters, Caroline Nicole and Olivia Jane, on Aug. 2. Joe is a partner at Mattioni, Ltd., a civil-litigation law firm based in Philadelphia, and Anna teaches special-education students at the Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Maj. William Bender C’85 <[email protected]>, U.S. Army Special Forces, recently took command of the Special Operations Recruiting Company. He and his wife, Helen, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace, on 12 June.

Steven S. Fox L’85 <[email protected]> in August released a book, 10 Days of Hell and Heroes, co-authored with fellow Buffalonian Gary Kadow, “chronicling Gary’s experiences on Sept. 11 and for the next 10 days while serving both in Gov. Pataki’s bunker, as a government liaison for the American Red Cross, and at Ground Zero as an Episcopal chaplain, helping provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of rescue workers. The book contains all of Gary’s 31 photos of Ground Zero, which are part of the permanent Sept. 11 exhibit at the Library of Congress and the National Archives. For more information, go to (”

Dr. Steven E. McKenzie Gr’85 M’85 is professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Thomas Jefferson University. In July he was appointed to the new position of vice president for science policy and technology transfer there; he continues his clinical and research activities at the foundation.

Jay A. Rosenberg C’85 e-mails, “I am happy to report that last year I married Dr. Lilli B. Link in an intimate ceremony attended by Robert Cherry W’84and Chuck Block C’85. Lilli and I live in Manhattan. This year I formed an investment-management firm, Arrival Capital, and would love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]>.”

Peter Stelian W’85 e-mails, “After working at LaSalle Partners for 11 years, I left in 1999 to start an e-commerce company,, with three other partners. We convinced Ace Hardware to outsource their online strategy to us and subsequently raised $125 million in VC funding. Sadly, we wound up selling the business to Amazon in December 2001. I then started a merchant bank with a real estate focus, Blue Vista Capital Partners, with one of my former LaSalle colleagues, and we are now up to eight employees. In fact, we recently raised capital for Gary Chodes W’85 and his management team who are building a nationwide litigation-funding platform. When I’m not working, I’m coaching the soccer team of my six-year-old twins, Bianca and Indigo. I look forward to hearing from old classmates at <[email protected]>.”


Dr. William E. Watson G’86 Gr’90 wrote Tricolor and Crescent: France and the Islamic World, which was published in June by Praeger Publishers.


Eric Dubiner C’87 <[email protected]> e-mails, “Our second son, Samuel Henry, showed up on Sept. 27, 2002. Ben, who is four, has been a great big brother. We are still in Westwood, Mass. On the professional side, I am a program manager with OpenPages, a company focused on helping companies with their corporate-governance and risk-management issues.”

Dr. Carolyn Gideon W’87 e-mails, “In June I completed my Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University. In the fall I began a tenure track position at the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as assistant professor of international communications and technology policy. I live on the North Shore, with my husband, Mark Friedman, and our daughters Elise (seven) and Dora (two).”

Keith E. Gottfried W’87 writes, “In June I co-hosted a lunch for President George W. Bush at the Burlingame Marriott Hotel in San Francisco. It was a fundraiser for the President’s campaign for re-election and raised close to $2 million for Bush-Cheney 2004. I also co-hosted a lunch for Speaker of the House Denny Hastert in San Francisco in early August, and look forward to being actively involved in the President’s re-election campaign.”

Andrew Lutz W’87 see Amy Fisher Lutz C’92.

Michael D. Stein EE’87 see Jennifer Rand Stein C’89.

Jan A. T. van Amerongen Jr. C’87 <[email protected]> e-mails, “Kathryn and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son Schuyler Andrew Taets on June 12. They are both doing great, and big brothers Jan and Christian are loving their new baby.”

Steve Ware C’87 and Kitty Smith Ware C’87 have relocated to Lawrence, Kan. He has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as a professor of law. Joining them are A.J. (seven), and Spencer (one). Kitty left the advertising industry a couple of years ago, and looks forward to continuing her role as a full-time mom in Kansas.


Andrew Goodman C’88 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I’ve moved back to the East Coast after eight years in San Francisco and have started my own business in Cambridge, Mass. Pier Associates offers project-management services to companies that choose the type, duration, and level of services for a successful launch ( I’m enjoying life back in the Northeast where I can spend more time with family and old Penn friends with whom I’ve reconnected.”

Amy Siegel Mauser C’88 <[email protected]> e-mails, “Fred and I were thrilled to welcome our third daughter, Hillary Danielle, on June 24. She joins big sisters Rebecca and Callie, who will be six and four this fall. When I’m not too busy with mothering, I am working as a realtor in Wellington, Fla., with Coldwell Banker—relocation or retirement home anyone?”

Maj. Brendan Reilly C’88 departed in August on a six-month deployment with the 13th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard ships of the USS PeleliuAmphibious Ready Group.

John Velis C’88 <[email protected]> has moved to London, where he has taken up a position as a senior global-investment strategist at HSBC Bank plc. Prior to this move, he was in Milan for five years as chief economist and global-investment strategist at Nextra Asset Management.



Audra Joy Wise Blasberg Nu’89 GNu’90 and her husband, Dr. Arthur Blasberg III, announce the birth of their son, Arthur Bradley Blasberg, on Aug. 8; he weighed 9 lbs. 6.9 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. “Mother, baby, and family are all healthy and happy.”

Janet Bielen Cutler C’89 <[email protected]> was recently honored as Teacher of the Year at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, Calif., where she teaches mathematics.

Art Gravanis C’89 writes, “My wife, Caroline, and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our son, Edward Nicholas, born on Feb. 13. Teddy joins his proud big sisters, Margaret (eight) and Holly (seven). I work for A. G. Edwards, the investment firm, as associate vice president in the wealth-management group located in Southport, Conn.”

David J. Katz C’89 and Sheri Katz announce the birth of their second child, Evan Jake, on Jan. 14. He joins four-year-old big brother Adam. David is a founder and partner of Rocaton Investment Advisors, an institutional investment-advisory firm. Sheri is an attorney at Allegient Systems. The family lives in Westport, Conn., and can be contacted at <[email protected]>.

Greg McGuirk EAS’89 <[email protected]> married Meredith Ringler on July 26 in her parent’s backyard in Chicago. “The wedding day was amazing and the honeymoon in Ireland was spectacular, including the six rounds of golf. She was definitely worth waiting for! We live in Chicago. I am a general manger for Valspar Corporation and she is a clerk for the Illinois Supreme Court.”

Dr. Felicia Faye McMahon G’89 Gr’92, Tully, N.Y., is an instructor in anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and and a research associate in its program on the analysis and resolution of conflicts. She was recently named acquisitions editor for Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, published by the New York Folklore Society.

Jennifer Rand Stein C’89 and Michael D. Stein EE’87 belatedly but joyously announce the birth of their daughter, Stephanie Eliezra, on January 9, 2002. She joined big brother Jason Harry, who is three years old. Jennifer continues to enjoy her second career as a stay-at-home mom, and Michael is a partner with the intellectual-property law firm Staas & Halsey LLP in Washington. The family now lives in Chevy Chase, Md.

Lori Weir W’89 and Brig Henderson C’88, who married in July 2001, are thrilled to report the birth of Shoshana on June 20, 2003. Brig is a pilot at JetBlue and Lori manages the FX group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Dr. Richard J. Bleicher C’90 e-mails, “Last year I was appointed chief surgical-oncology fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Recently I was hired by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation to develop their breast-cancer program, where I started in August as an attending in its Department of Surgery. As such, I have just packed up and moved from Santa Monica to San Francisco.”

Dr. Geoffrey A. Brock G’90 Gr’96 is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. He writes that he won the Translation Award from the PEN Center in Los Angeles for his Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950 by Cesare Pavese (Copper Canyon Press). In 1999 the Academy of American Poets awarded him their Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Fellowship for his work on Cesare Pavese’s poetry. The resulting volume was Disaffections, “which the judges say is ‘an exemplary volume for attending to various qualities integral to Pavese’s poetry. As a poet-translator, Brock has brought Pavese’s poems to English without a loss of defining rhythm and meaning, and with an attention that indicates the translator’s profound understanding of another writer’s poetics.’” Geoffrey’s translations of French and Italian poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and New Letters. His own poetry appears in Poetry, Paris Review, Hudson Review, Southern Review, and New England Review; the college text Writing Poems; and anthologies, including New Voices and Poets Against the War. Based in San Francisco, he is a member of the board of the American Literary Translators Association.

James Celentano C’90 <[email protected]> became president and managing partner of Hudson Gain Corporation, the executive-search and leadership-consulting firm, earlier this year. He joined the company after spending nearly a decade at Korn/Ferry International.

Etan Diamond C’90 <[email protected]> e-mails, “Judy and I are happy to report that our son, Aviezer Raphael, was born on June 18 in Toronto. His brother, Eli, and sister, Shira, have thus far been very loving and gentle with their new sibling. June also brought the publication of my second book, Souls of the City: Religion and the Search for Community in Postwar America(Indiana University Press), which was the product of five years of research in Indianapolis.

Craig S. Gittleman EAS’90 e-mails, “My wife, Stacy, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Toby Hershel, on Sept. 3; he was 8 lbs., 3 oz., and 21.5 inches. Toby joins big sister Jolie (six) and big brother Nathan (four). We live in Rochester,N.Y., and I am working as a senior research engineer in General Motors fuel-cell program. So when my kids ask me what I do at work all day, I tell them ‘Daddy is trying to save the world!’ I’d love to hear from old friends at <[email protected]>.”

Steven Kobre C’90 <[email protected]> e-mails that in May he left his position as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He and a colleague from the U.S. Attorney’s Office started their own firm in New York, Kobre & Kim LLP, which focuses on white-collar criminal defense, civil litigation, representation before regulatory agencies such as the SEC and NASD, and asset-forfeiture proceedings.

D. Brian Krier EAS’90 W’90 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My wife, Patricia, and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Maximilian Menza Krier, on July 10. He joins older sister Rachel, who was born in 2001.”

Lysandra Maxim C’90 <[email protected]> e-mailed in late July, “I recently joined JPMorgan Chase as a vice president in their personal-financial-services area, and am loving it. I saw my sister, Lauren Van Wazer EAS’85, who had just returned from a month-long trip to Geneva with the FCC, where she was serving as acting chief counsel for a time, along with my brother-in-law, Thomas Van Wazer W’81, who is a partner with Sidley & Austin in Washington. I share my apartment with five great pets, one of whom looks a lot like my dog, Desi, that many of you remember from College days. I would love to hear news from everyone.”

Travis Richardson C’90 was recently elected to the executive committee and as director of region VII of the National Bar Association. He is immediate past-chair of the NBA young-lawyers division.


Brian Crowner C’91 and Katherine Chuko Crowner C’92<[email protected]> e-mail, “We are happy to announce the birth of our daughter, Kira Magnolia, on July 12. Maggie would love to meet any of Mom and Dad’s old friends, so if you’re ever in Penn Valley, Pa., look us up.”

Ezra Glenn C’91 <[email protected]> e-mails that he has changed jobs: in July he became director of economic development for the City of Somerville, Mass. His wife, Melissa Haber, recently completed a children’s novel, The Heroic Adventure of Hercules Amsterdam, published by Dutton Children’s Books in the summer; it is being favorably received, with a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. They live in Somerville, with their three children, Mehitabel (five), Linus (two), and Tobit (two).

Shu-Chi Huang EE’91 and Yann Souillard W’91 are happy to announce their wedding on June 15 in the Costa Brava, Spain. Among the guests were Karen Lim-Fat W’91, Jacques Ip-Yam EE’91 GEE’92, and Evangeline Wang MtE’92. Shu-Chi and Yann have been living in London for the past five years, and may be contacted at <[email protected]>.

Sarah Berger Jones C’91 <[email protected]> and her husband, Patrick Jones, proudly announce the birth of their son, Ethan David, and daughter, Aislinn Moira, on May 16. Big brothers Liam (four) and Aidan (two) are thrilled to have the twins home. Sarah is a neonatal intensive care nurse in the Chicago area and would love to hear from other classmates, especially Alpha Phi sorority sisters.

Jenny Libien C’91 <[email protected]> and her husband, Richard Goodwin, are “pleased to announce the arrival of a very special little girl: Molly Elizabeth Goodwin was born on April 11, at 2:51 a.m. EDT, weighing at 4 lbs. 13 oz. (a little early but perfectly perfect). She and her proud parents live in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She has already met many alumni, including her first visitor, Grandpa Mike Libien W’56, Abby Aronson C’91 (fresh from her stint in Australia), Stephanie Weinstein Casper C’91, Loren Noveck C’91, Christine Shin C’90, Tricia Bianchini Tong EAS’91 and Kuo Bianchini Tong C’89, and Janice Lin C’91 W’91. Molly also attended the beautiful wedding of Dr. Kim Morel C’91 on April 26.” 

Heather Hertzske Riley C’91 G’95 writes, “My husband and I moved back to the Philadelphia area in September 2002, after stints in New York, Washington, and Chicago, as a result of my husband’s job with the Department of Homeland Security. We are thrilled to have come full circle, since we both call Philadelphia home. As well, our parents are so happy, since we brought with us our baby, Carolina Maeve, who was born in May of that year. Our three-year-old son, Liam, has learned ‘The Red and Blue’ and is anxiously awaiting the football season.”

Kelly Flannery Sahler C’91 L’94 and her husband, Mark, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cian John, on July 7. Cian joins his barely older brother, Conall Flynn, who was born last year on June 23. Kelly is an editor and reporter for the Fulton County Daily Report, the legal newspaper in Atlanta, and Mark is the sales manager for a Chicago-based architectural firm that specializes in the hospitality industry. Kelly’s e-mail is <[email protected]>.

Christine Turner White C’91 <[email protected]> e-mails, “It’s been almost a year since my husband, Colin, and I have returned to the East Coast after spending almost five years in the San Francisco Bay area. We are finally settling down back here in the Boston area with the purchase of a great house in Wakefield. I am still enjoying my work at BEA Systems, driving revenue with strategic-systems-integration partners. Still keeping in touch with a few Penn friends in the New York area and would love to hear from any of the old ‘transfer’ crowd, so drop me an e-mail with your whereabouts.”


Elise Abrutyn Barish W’92 and her husband, Brian, proudly announce the birth of identical triplets Ava Rose, Serena Lane, and Lola Day on May 8. “With two-year-old big brother Austin Benjamin, we have a very full house in Denver.”

Jason Cole W’92 <[email protected]> e-mails, “This July I completed my first cycling century, riding 105 miles in 81/2 hours, with a 2000 ft. climb to the summit of Mount Wachussett (Mass.) in the middle. There were approximately 500 riders on this ride, and it was a rush to be in the middle of that crowd going 20 mph. By mile 65, I was ready to go home, but I held on to the end, where my family was waiting with balloons and signs on the van to congratulate me. By the time I was done with the ride, I never wanted to see my bike again—not that I could sit on it anymore, anyway. A week later though, I was itching to get back on the road, so I expect I’ll do another century next year, if I can make the schedule work.”

Kurt Ekert W’92 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My wife, Sam, gave birth to our second red-headed child, Cole Conrad, on March 30. Cole is doing well, as is big sister Julia, who celebrates her third birthday on Oct. 5. I recently moved from vice president of strategy for Cendant’s travel-distribution-services division to another position within the company as COO of Travelport Corporate Solutions ( As Travelport is based in Seattle, we are in the process of relocating there from New Jersey.”

Adam Groothuis C’92 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My wife, Denise, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of Benjamin Russell Groothuis and Brandon Spencer Groothuis on June 14. They join their big brother Justin at our home in West Harrison, N.Y.”

Sebastián Letemendía WG’92 writes, “I recently published a book on architecture and urbanism on the city of Buenos Aires, where I live. Buenos Aires: El Escenario Urbano (Buenos Aires: the Urban Stage) is a photographic essay, fully bilingual, for readers interested in architecture and urbanism, photography, and Latin America and Argentina. Buenos Aires is undoubtedly a major city in the region, and one acknowledged for its outstanding beauty. The book has received positive criticism from highly regarded architects, [and is available] at Amazon.”

Amy Fisher Lutz C’92 <[email protected]> and Andrew Lutz W’87 proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Hilary Rachel, on May 13. “Although she was born nine weeks prematurely, Hilary is now home and under the enthusiastic, if somewhat haphazard, care of older sibs Jonah (four) and Erika (two).”

Jacqueline D. Reses W’92 <[email protected]> and Matthew B. Apfel L’90 <[email protected]> e-mail, “We are happy to announce the birth of Emilia Daisy Reses Apfel on Sept. 4 at 8:24 p.m.; she weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz.”

Rachel Solar-Tuttle C’92 L’95 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I’ve been so busy since I caught up with many of you at Reunion. While writing an article for Appeal on why women leave law firms, I found that time management and creating key connections are of critical importance for women. As a result, a friend and I (both former lawyers) co-authored a new book called Table Talk: The Savvy Girl’s Alternative to Networking ( I’m in the midst of several other projects now, and [in early August] my husband, Matt, and I are also expecting our first child, who should arrive from Korea any day! Would love to get e-mail from classmates, and I’m looking forward to catching up with many of you at weddings this fall.”

Karen Stamm C’92 <[email protected]> married Eli Gottlieb on May 10 in Darien, Conn. They work in New York, and are looking forward to moving into their new fixer-upper home in Brooklyn.


Craig Bitman C’93 and Judy Weinstock Bitman C’94 <[email protected]> are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jonah Luke Bitman. He was born on April 5, weighing 7 lbs., 4 oz., and measuring 20 1/2 inches.

David Black C’93 e-mails, “My wife, Arlene, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, Mitchell Harris Black, on July 5 at 9:14 a.m.; he was 7 lbs. 5.6 oz., and 19 1/2 inches. Everyone is doing wonderfully at home in Edgewater, N.J. We can be reached at <[email protected]>.”

Andrew Chao MtE’93 W’96 see Dr. Amy May Jean C’96.

Kysha Harris W’93 e-mails, “After 10 years of working in the music, film and advertising industries I have channeled my Wharton entrepreneurial spirit and created a food shopping, prepping, and cooking service for busy urban professionals, called SCHOP! SCHOP!, which offers weekly and dinner-party service in New York. Please contact us at <[email protected]> for menus and information.”

Chrissy Bass Hofbeck C’93 <[email protected]> and her husband, Keith, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Christine, on Aug. 4. “She joins big brothers, Andrew (four) and Mike (two). Life is good.”

Joyce Brown Ippolito C’93 <[email protected]> and Dr. Joseph Ippolito C’90 Gr’95 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Lee, on April 18. Joyce does editorial and production work at Yale University Press and freelances for other scholarly presses, including Penn, and Joe is a research scientist at Rib-X, a start-up biotech company in New Haven.

Rick Kline C’93 W’93 see Karen Keating Kline C’95.

Audra Bernstein Sapherstein C’93 <[email protected]> married Michael Sapherstein on April 6 in New City, N.Y. Alumni who attended the happy event included Cindy Dauber Anapolsky W’93 and Jeffrey Anapolsky C’93 W’93, Jackie Einstein Astrof C’93 and Josh Astrof C’93 W’93, Sherry Gilman Blumberg W’93 and Peter Blumberg L’97, Valerie Broadwin C’93, Richard Gorelick C’93, Allyson Haber Handler C’93 and David Handler C’93, Allison Volk Isaacman C’93, Eric Rosenberg C’93, Phil Rotgin W’63, Rhonda Ebert Schnipper C’92 L’95 and Eric Schnipper C’90, Jody Sheinbaum C’93, Sharon Toback Slotkin C’93 and David Slotkin W’92, and Stephanie Teicher C’93. Audra and Michael live in northern New Jersey; she works in medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and he is an attorney with MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Internet arm of major-league baseball.



Muhammad Baligh-Urrehman EE’94 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My wife, Uzma, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Samawia Rehman, on July 23. She was 7.5 lbs. and 48.5 cm. Mom, Dad, and baby are all doing great. She is our third daughter, after Amema and Hania Rehman. I look forward to showing my family around the Penn campus at next year’s Reunion. We live in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and I am managing my own businesses of cotton-ginning, oil mills, automobiles, and agriculture farming.”

Candace Cape Cavalier C’94 <[email protected]> e-mails that she is very happy to announce her marriage to Andrew Lawrence Falkenstein, “a wonderful man and brilliant architect—I am biased. The wedding took place on July 13, a beautiful Sunday, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York. A large Penn contingent attended, including Helen Rosenfeld C’94 and Asheesh Advani W’94, Elizabeth Kopple C’94 WG’99 and Chuck Gilman W’92, Guy Raviv C’94, Courtney Banks C’96, Kyle Johnson C’90, Alison Kris Nu’96, Seth Bienstock C’97 W’97, David Leinwand W’53, Arthur Bilger W’75, Susan Siegel C’79, Laurie Leinwand Gildan W’82, Stephen Hershaft EAS’88, and Janet Leinwand Bein C’89.” Candace would like to thank Helen and Elizabeth for all their support during the wedding planning process. Candace and Andrew live in Brookline, Mass. Lastly, she is also excited to announce that this fall she began serving as an adjunct professor, teaching American Court Systems. “See you soon at next year’s 10th Reunion!”

Shelly Bruxvoort Fang C’94 <> and her husband, Henry Fang, live in Stamford, Conn., with their two sons, Ethan (born Jan. 1, 2001) and George (Dec. 13, 2002). Shelly works at GE Asset Management, where she is responsible for product development.

Dr. Jennifer N. Forshey C’94 D’97 <[email protected]>, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, has completed the combined Harvard oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Boston. She is engaged to her high-school sweetheart, Michael Pierce, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who is completing an MBA at Yale University; their wedding is planned for the summer.

Bill Gray C’94 and Jennifer Gray celebrated the birth of their daughter Sabrina Elise Gray, on July 22; present in Cincinnati to see the baby was Billy Joseph Roberts W’94. Sabrina comes from a long line of Quakers. She is the first grandchild for William H. Gray III Hon’88 and great-grandchild of the late Dr. William H. Gray Jr. Gr’42.

Laurie Stalberg Gigliotti C’94 <[email protected]> married Aaron Gigliotti on Aug. 23. The wedding took place at the Gigliotti family compound in Santa Monica, Calif., and included a martini ice luge, a fabulous DJ, and many alumni: Jennifer Zeller W’94, Rishon Blumberg W’94, Daleet Zighelboim Spector C’94, Amie Steir C’94, Rachel Greene C’94, Hillary Rush C’95, as well as Laurie’s father, Dr. John Stalberg C’66, and her aunt Roberta Helmer Macdonald Stalberg CW’72 and uncle Dr. Chris Stalberg C’70. Aaron and Laurie enjoyed a glorious honeymoon on Hawaii’s Big Island; they live on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Amy Lynn Sykes C’94 married Peter Harris Dosik on Aug. 31 at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, N.J. Alumni attending the festivities included maid-of-honor Gwenn Kalow C’95, bridesmaid Kimberly Miller C’94,groomsman Douglas Hodis C’93, and guests Jason Epstein C’92, Joanna Kornhauser W’90, and David Radcliffe C’63. Amy writes, “I am an associate in the tax department of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta. After honeymooning in Hawaii, Pete and I returned to Atlanta, where we live. I am also writing to congratulate Gwenn on her recent engagement to Dr. Andrew Fallis of New York: they will marry on May 30, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York. I look forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion with Gwenn and all of our other Penn friends next year.”


Jessica Chun C’95 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My husband, Douglas Chia, and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our twins, Brendan and Madeline, on Jan. 29. We moved back to the States last year after spending three amazing years living in Hong Kong.”

Dr. Jenifer S. Gross C’95 married Steven J. Slone W’95 on June 14 at the Westin Philadelphia. Elizabeth Steinberg Hsu C’95 and Julie Kun C’95 were bridesmaids, and Gary Kaplan EAS’95, Brian Bohr C’96, Eric Marth W’96, and Jonathon King C’97 EAS’97 were groomsmen. Other Penn friends who attended were Ronda Janowski Bloom C’94, Eva Cheifetz W’95, Harris Cohen C’95, Holly Fogle W’96, Roberta Griff C’95, Phil Gehrman C’94, Victor Hsu C’95, Albert Iarossi C’95 L’03, Erika Jacobs C’97, Jeremiah Kane W’96 WG’04, Brian Kaplan W’97, Jeff Lieberman EAS’96 W’96, Ari Pundit C’95 W’95, Dave Quattrone EE’96 and Robyn Cort Quattrone C’95, Robert Salama C’96, Daniel Soloway C’95, Ira Weidhorn C’95 W’95 WG’00, and Lori Werfel EAS’99 W’99. Jen, Steve, and their dog, Morgan, live in Manhattan, where Steve is an investment banker and Jen is a fourth-year radiology resident <[email protected]>.

Karen Keating Kline C’95 <[email protected]> and Rick Kline C’93 W’93 “are thrilled to announce the birth of our second son, Braden Alexander, on July 13 in Palo Alto, Calif. His big brother Casey turned two a week after the birth. Brady’s grandfathers are Mel Keating WG’68 WG’70 and Allan Kline WG’69, and his uncle is Dan Keating C’03.”

Jim Melchor C’95 GEd’96 <[email protected]> e-mails, “After seven years as science teacher and science-department chair in the Delaware Valley (Pa.) School District, I have been appointed middle-school assistant principal in the Owen J. Roberts School District, and have relocated to the West Chester area.”

Oreste R. Ramos C’95 L’98 <[email protected]> has been elected partner of Pietrantoni, Mendez & Alvarez, LLP, a law firm in San Juan, P.R.


Gil Beverly W’96 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I recently received my MBA from the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and have started working for the NFL as a marketing manager. I just moved to Manhattan’s East Village and am looking forward to catching up with Penn types. Feel free to send an e-mail anytime.”

Dr. Kevin J. Chang C’96 W’96 M’00 <[email protected]> wed Dr. Rohini Nadgir M’00 <[email protected]> on the 33rd floor of the Bay Tower in downtown Boston on June 8, in an elaborate Hindu and Taiwanese ceremony. They honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta the next morning. They are both in their third year of radiology residency at Boston University Medical Center. Alumni attending included Michael Ciaschini M’00, Stephanie Knabe Bui M’99, Piyush Agarwal C’96 W’96, William Kwon C’96, Daniel Koontz EAS’96, Jergin Chen EAS’96, Nara Hory W’96, Minh Luu Nu’96 C’98, Walter Klein M’00, B. J. Tevelow C’96 M’00, and Debbie Jih M’98.

Christine Chea C’96 married Massimo Bonansinga WG’96 on Jan. 3 in Lima. Penn friends included Karina Rivera C’96, Himayani Puri EAS’96 W’96, Damon Barber WG’96, Paola Garbarino WG’96, Stephan Bober WG’95, and Farhad Mohit WG’96. After many years living in London, Christine and Massimo now live in Italy.

Bill Choi W’96 writes, “My wife, Jung Soo, and I are happy to announce the birth of our baby daughter, Sophia JiHae, on June 17, weighing 8 lbs. and 13 oz. Mom and baby are doing just fine, and Dad is quickly learning to change diapers and apply the ‘football hold.’ We live in Manhattan.”

Carol Citkovic W’96 <[email protected]> e-mails, “I wanted to share the happy news that Michelle Sheridan C’96 married Andrew Adams at a very lovely ceremony on June 7 in Washington. Alumnae with me in the wedding party were Corinne Duvall C’96 GEd’98, Jennifer Silva W’96, and Dr. Tara Troy C’96. Other Penn guests included Lee Hofstetter Stern C’96 and Matt Stern C’96, Rachel Bernstein C’96, and Lee Branson C’97. More good news is that Corinne got engaged to Brian McDaid on Valentine’s Day: they are planning the wedding for Jan. 24. On another note, I accepted a transfer, through October, to Interbrand’s Cincinnati office to help build the brand-strategy department there. Then I’ll be heading further west, to L.A.!”

Justin Cook W’96 e-mails, “In June, I happily married Dr. Stacey Cortese. In the wedding party was my great friend and fellow Quaker Jim Feldkamp EAS’96 W’96. Stacey and I met in Philadelphia but now live in Boston. She is a Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University and is finishing her M.D. at Boston University Medical School. As for myself, I recently left Silver Oak Partners, a management consultancy, and in September started B-school at the MIT Sloan School of Management.”

Dr. Amy May Jean C’96 married Andrew Chao MtE’93 W’96 over Memorial Day weekend in Wheeling, W.Va. A proud group of alumni celebrated the wedding. Rosemary Wu C’96 D’03 and Susien Kim Helfinstine C’96 were in the bridal party, Howard Yee C’94 and Khalil Muhammad C’93 were among the groomsmen, and Alex Helfinstine, the son of Susien and Charlie Helfinstine EAS’96, served as ring-bearer. John O C’94 helped officiate the wedding. Amy’s freshman roommate Jane Allison Havsy C’96 and former English House floormates Diana Lai C’96 and Michael Manolas C’96 also attended. Elaine Kuk Bann C’96 and Ellery Bann EAS’96 traveled all the way from Brazil with their son, Richard, and daughter, Isabella, who served as flower girl. Other Penn guests included Gregory Kim W’97; Pai-Liang Chung EE’94 GEE’95 and Kim Shaw Chung C’94 and their children, Ruthie and Faith; Anthony Tsai EAS’96; Michael Awad W’93 and Diana Morse Awad C’95 and their 11-month-old daughter Nadia; Chris Boen MtE’93 and Laura Szymanski Boen C’93; Jason Yacoub EE’98 W’98; and newly engaged Dr. Vanessa Chan MtE’94 with her fiancé, Dr. Mark Van der Helm. Amy is a second-year resident at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, while Andrew is an executive at Westport, Conn.-based Avocet Aircraft, LLC, manufacturer of the “professional” jet; contact them at <drjean [email protected]> or <[email protected]>.

Matthew Moss C’96 see Jodi Gold Moss C’98.

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold C’96 <[email protected]> married Benjamin Jones during an intimate wedding barefoot on the beach in the Bahamas on May 31. Alumni who attended included Dana Shriberg C’97 and Christopher Jones C’98. Alyssa and Benjamin have been having a great time living in Charleston, S.C. Recently she joined the faculty at the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical University of South Carolina. She would love to hear from old friends.”


Harris Aaron C’97 and Shara Wilson Aaron C’97 are proud to “announce the birth of their son, Elijah Reece Aaron. Eli was born on June 11, and weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. Our e-mail addresses are <[email protected]> or <[email protected]>.”

Jessica Cray C’97 GEd’98 married Jim Ferry on Aug. 10, 2002. She is a Spanish teacher at East High School in West Chester, Pa., and he is a biologist for Merck & Co. and a member of the South Philadelphia String Band—a mummer! They originally met, while hanging out at Finnegan’s Playground in Southwest Philly when they were in high school; after college, they found each other again one summer night in North Wildwood, N.J. Alumni in the wedding party included maid-of-honor Melissa Davey C’98 and bridesmaids Shannon Dietzmann C’98 and Caroline Chait C’97, and Ann Galligan Anderson Nu’97, Sean Jenkins W’96, and Joe Moran WEv’97 also attended. Jessica and Jim live in Springfield, Pa.

Michelle C. Werner C’97 e-mailed in August, “After six years, it is time for me to leave Boston. This autumn, I move to the U.K. to attend the MBA programme at the London Business School. Living abroad has been a goal of mine for many years and I am excited to begin this new endeavor. I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical project manager, helping to bring beneficial new cancer drugs to patients. I am now switching gears somewhat to pursue the MBA, but plan to return to the pharmaceutical industry after earning the degree, to help improve the drug-development process. It’s good to know that I am finally putting my biology and anthropology background to great use!”


Heather Deixler C’98 married Zachary Goldberger on Aug. 3 at the Water’s Edge, Westbrook, Conn. Attending the wedding were Elizabeth Krans C’98, Courtney Trombly C’98, Maria Lehtinen C’99, Erin Mittelstaedt C’99, Meredith Schoenfeld EAS’97, Grace Madamba C’98, Jennifer Wong W’98, Vivian Yeh W’98, and Eric Golding C’00. Heather and Zach currently live in New Haven, where he is a fourth-year med student at Yale and she is working as a paralegal.

Steven Morgan Friedman C’98 e-mails, “Despite Fears that my Notices are not Worthy of Comparison to the Matrimonies and Promotions boasted of in your Publication, I write to proclaim to my fellow Alumni the News that I have completed a Book—not writing one, but reading one, Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Old Love. I happened upon the Book in Vancouver when I escaped New York’s Humidity for Vancouver’s Beaches in August. With both Embarrassment and Laughter, I will report to my dear Penn Friends that in Vancouver I discovered the New York Grill, which serves a ‘New York Hamburger—baby shrimps, cream cheese, and guacamole.’ Those Desirous of being entertained with Stories ought to correspond with me at <[email protected]> or read of ridiculous Conversations I overhear while eavesdropping in Public, at my Web Page (”

Yvonne K. Fulbright GEd’98 is a doctoral student at New York University and the “Sexpert Tells All” columnist for the Washington Square News. She writes, “I’m excited to announce that my book, The Hot Guide to Safer Sex, has been released (” The press release noted, “A sexual survival guide, it is written in a hip, lighthearted tone, with real-life quotations and stories, and is a necessity for anyone who wants to remain safe and protected while experiencing amazing sex.”

Jennifer Kaufman C’98 married Andrew Sossen C’98 L’02 on June 28 in Cleveland. From Penn, 32 friends and family members celebrated with them. Jennifer and Andrew live in Manhattan, where he is an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, and she works for Jeffrey H. Loria, a private art dealer and owner of the Florida Marlins.

Jodi Gold Moss C’98 married Matthew Moss C’96 on July 19 at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage, N.Y. Alumni in the wedding party included groomsmen Andrew Beckman W’96, Elliot Sambol C’96, Darren Fredette W’96, David Gallo W’95, Brandon Gardner C’97 W’97, Lonnie Litt C’96, and bridesmaid Randi Harari C’98. Many other alumni attended the celebration, including Jessica Lennon Whitney C’98, Jamie Miles C’98, Wendy Gross C’98, Stephen Gross EAS’98, Dena Krik C’99, Whitney Namm C’98, Joseph Pollack W’98 WG’05, Amanda Turkus C’98, Claudia Beraha C’98, Suzanne Riskin C’98, Amy Moran Andrews Nu’98 and Hiroshi Andrews M’99, Jennifer Silbert C’98, Geri Kreiner-Litt C’96, Brian Korb W’96, Josh Bleier C’96 M’00 and Sara Eisenberg Bleier C’96, Michael Vermut W’96, Allon Hellmann W’96, Matthew Cherwin W’96, Morris Beyda W’96, Alexander Lemond W’96, David Robbins W’97, Craig Wellen C’96, Brian Marshall W’96, and Erika Schneider Marshall C’96. Jodi and Matt live in Manhattan, where she is a marketing associate in the Maybelline/Garnier division of L’Oréal USA and he is a vice president at East End Properties, a real estate development firm.

Hunter Powell C’98 <[email protected]> married Laura Gosselin Powell on May 10, and Jack Friend W’96, Rich Fruzzetti W’96, Matt Svicarovich W’96, Brad Copeland C’98 and Eden Houser Copeland Nu’97, Tiffany Watkins C’98, and Justin Huhn C’01 attended.

Alicia Starkman C’98 married Mark Lubow C’98 on Aug. 31 in Atlanta, almost nine years after meeting freshman year. Alumni in the wedding entourage included Lisa Bebchick C’98, Beth Davis C’98, Genevieve Fitzgerald deLemos C’98, Jason Gaffner W’98, Ross Kogon W’98, Michael Lederer C’98, Joanna Liebman C’98, Brian Mauney C’98, Eric Shaff C’98, Adam Silfen C’98 WG’03, and Eric Wilensky C’98. Along with Mark’s beaming father, Dr. Larry Lubow C’67, other alumni attending were Aaron Amitin C’98, Scott Cohen C’98, Andrew deLemos C’98 M’05, Rachel Domers C’98, David Falkoff C’98, Todd Feldman W’98, Jenny Wigman Feinberg C’98 and Josh Feinberg C’98, Michael Kahn C’98, Jason Kalish C’98, Paula Solomon Kholos CW’71, Julie Kilmann C’98, Jessica Kline C’98, Matthew Koster C’02, Lori Lazar C’98, Rachel Murphy C’98, Andrew Rodbell C’97, Alice Birnbaum Roebuck C’98, Gary Rose C’67 and Karen Bress Rose CW’67 GEd’68, Alicia Rubinstein C’98, Aaron Tavel W’98, and Rebecca Winn C’98. Alicia and Mark continue to live in Atlanta, where she recently joined the law firm of Alston & Bird, after graduating from Duke Law in the spring, and he is a consultant with DiamondCluster International.

Emily Volz Nu’98 married Anthony Mannarino on May 25 at the chapel at Regis High School in New York. Reception at Delmonico’s. The bridal party included Kathryn McCarthy C’98 and Maria Coutretsis Magliacano Nu’98(who sent in this note), and among the guests were Amy Malerba C’98 GCP’03, Jennifer Stanwix Reich C’98 GEd’99, Joy Williams Nu’97, Darren Macdonald C’00, and Danielle De Santis Nu’97. Emily and Anthony currently live Arlington, Va., where she is a neonatal nurse and he is attending Georgetown Business School.



Jennifer Arend C’99 married Stephen Becker in Dallas on Sept. 6. Fellow Penn and Daily Pennsylvanian alumni attending the celebration included Kevin Lerner C’99, Daniel Fienberg C’99, Scott Lanman C’98,and Andrea Ahles Koos C’98. Jennifer is a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and Stephen is an editor there.

Debbie Landres C’99 and Ethan Smith C’99 recently married in San Diego, during their eighth year together. They met their first week at Penn, in the Quad, Cox second floor. Friends and alumni in the wedding party included Tavis Cannell W’99, Rachel Bensen C’99, Rachael Lester C’99, Jordan Davids C’99, Brianne Dalton C’98, Dave Lelong EAS’98 W’98, and Penn Nursing student Erin Smith. Debbie and Ethan live in New York and can be reached at <[email protected]>.

Michael Loester EAS’99 and Meg Miles are happy to announce their engagement. He is a transportation engineer at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP, in Baltimore, and she is a mathematics teacher at Perry Hall Middle School. The wedding is planned for August.

Stefanie Maizel-Orishimo C’99 married Karl Orishimo EAS’98 on July 12 at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York. Alumni attending included mother-of-the-groom Margaret Wahl Orishimo CGS’62, bridesmaid Shira Tehrani C’99, groomsman Sasha Javid W’98, Scott Lazar C’75, Dr. Ralph Battinieri Gr’96, Christine DiBiase Martorana Nu’99 GNu’00 and Vincent Martorana W’99, and Kelly Gable C’99. Stefanie and Karl live in New York, where she is a speech-language pathologist at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf and he is a researcher at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Robin Neviaser W’99 e-mails, “I finished two years of investment banking at Lehman Brothers and two years at Triarc Companies, and I returned to Penn this fall to pursue my MBA at Wharton. I’d love to catch up with any classmates at Penn or in the Philly area at <[email protected]>.”

Nikhil Ramchandani EAS’99 <[email protected]> e-mails, “After San Francisco, I moved recently to Raleigh, N.C., working with IBM’s Websphere-middleware group out of their Research Triangle Park office: frequent visits to New York. I would enjoy hearing from classmates who live in the North Carolina Triangle area.”

Kallan Resnick C’99 <[email protected]> e-mails, “My wife, Yoshie, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Taiki Tanaka Resnick, on Aug. 11. We have just recently moved to San Francisco (from Tokyo) and look forward to meeting alumni in the Bay Area.”

Dr. Wendy L. Seltzer C’99 D’03 married Pepper Brill on Nov. 29 at the Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, Long Island. She is granddaughter of the late Dr. George Seltzer C’26 D’28 and daughter of Dr. Robert J. Seltzer D’72. The wedding party included Pepper’s sister and maid-of-honor Taryn Winter Brill C’99 (who sent in this note) and Karen Meltzer V’06. Wendy and Pepper live in Manhattan, where she is completing a post-doctoral specialty program in endodontics and he is a corporate lawyer at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP. “Go Quakers! Go Crimson!”


Rebecca Kirsch C’00 graduated in the spring with her master’s in teaching from Pace University, and has started teaching in Ardsley, N.Y.

Nicole Kurzer C’00 married Hans Eberhart EE’00 GEE’01 on Aug. 16 in Los Angeles. The wedding party included best man Geoffrey Lordi C’00 and groomsmen Sung Choi C’01 and Randall Newmark C’00; Estee Konor C’01 and Melanie Leibner C’01 performed readings during the wedding ceremony. Other alumni attending included good friends Michelle Alig C’01, Lisa Dillman C’01, Aurit Lazerus C’01, Ben Geldon C’01, Eric Gordon C’01, Martha Holt C’01, Vikram Karnaker C’01, Kevin Lenaghan W’01, Yael Levi EE’01 W’01 (now Yael Alali), David Levy C’01, Andrew McLaughlin C’01, and Melissa Wong C’01. Nicole and Hans honeymooned in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and he a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, both at UCLA. “Mr. & Mrs. Eberhart invite you to e-mail them at <[email protected]>.”

Dr. Rohini Nadgir M’00 see Dr. Kevin J. Chang C’96 W’96 M’00.

Hillary Novick C’00 and David Sherman C’00 announced their engagement on July 8; a wedding is planned for fall next year.

Anne Rockenbach C’00 <[email protected]> and Andrew Kinney are pleased to announce their engagement; a wedding is being planned for summer 2004. She is a program evaluator for Community Health Services at Denver Health, and he works for ADIC in Colorado.


Meghan Bilton C’01 married Matthew Norton W’01 on June 25 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. They held a reception on July 5 in Barrington, Ill., where Jennifer Turner C’01 caught the bouquet, cheered on by Brooke Anthony C’01, Bryan Baskin C’02, Matt Canno W’01 L’06, Katie Claypoole C’01, Enrique Conde C’01 L’05, Elizabeth Downey C’01, Bill Ennis C’01, Mike Golia C’01, Carly Greenberg C’05, Scott Greenberg C’01 W’01, Alex Hack C’00, Bo Hunt W’02, Alexandra Leidesdorf C’01, Joe Marsden W’01, Kelly McKenzie C’01 W’01, Sarah Mutz C’01, Jesse Spector C’02, Radley Spring C’01, Jackie Taylor C’99 L’03, Jesse Terry EAS’04, Dave Townsend W’99, and John Whittaker C’01. Meghan and Matt live in Chicago, where she is a law student at Northwestern and he is an investment banker with Merrill Lynch.

Tara M. Goecks C’01 <[email protected]> is firmly implanted in Kogho, a small village in Burkina Faso, as a Peace Corps volunteer working in a medical-services delivery facility, and implementing a project to create an irrigated vegetable farm for the village. Her service extends through August 2004, and she looks forward to planning the next leg of her life’s journey at that time.

Ben Greenblum C’01 W’01 <[email protected]> and Heather Flett Nu’01 <[email protected]> were engaged on July 20. They met in Community House in the Quad on the first day of school in August 1997. He has finished a two-year stint in New York politics and started Columbia Law in the fall. She is a registered nurse in pediatrics at Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and also a part-time master’s student at Columbia. A wedding is planned for next summer in New York.

William M. Hayes GAr’01 is with the Philadelphia architecture firm Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell. Teaching in Penn’s architecture program since graduating, last spring he accompanied his design-studio students to Beijing.

Pam Kuklinski C’01 married Dale Hetherington C’99 on Aug. 23 in Philadelphia. Many old friends from the men’s football team and Penn Dance attended: Jeff McCall W’02, Brian Hamilton EAS’00, T. J. Trapp C’99, Mike Pikiel C’99, Jennifer Scott C’99, Christine Sullivan C’00, Michelle Markus W’01, Sasha Palmquist C’01, Candice Franklin C’02, Virginia Graham C’02, Rachel Fershleiser C’02, and Kobie Xavier C’00. Pam is currently a graduate student at the University of Virginia and Dale is shipping supervisor for the Genie Overhead Door Co. in Shenandoah, Va. They live in Charlottesville —and desperately miss real hoagies.

Akshay Sateesh EAS’01 GEng’02 <[email protected]> e-mails, “It seems like everyone these days is in search of their dream job in the worst job market in over 10 years. With the strength of our education and network, my only advice is to be patient. Six months after graduating with a master’s from Penn, I found myself in the business-development group of DuPont’s new biotech arm—after a summer of professional theater and a fall of being a guinea pig in medical studies. Hang in there and keep in touch.”

Rebecca Wasserman C’01 and Laura Spadanuta C’02 are “pleased to report that they are charter members and colleagues on the investigative team of the financial-intelligence group at HSBC Bank in New York. They have chosen to forego any offers of marriage or attempts at child-bearing until they have successfully completed their tenure fighting terrorist financing, money laundering, and organized crime. They are also spearheading the formation of a financial-crime-awareness publication. As a favor to Laura, Rebecca most recently utilized her investigative skills to look into the background of Brian Michael C’03, Laura’s boyfriend of two years. He’s clean, folks.”


Katherine Hanlon Nu’02 writes, “On Saturday, Aug. 16, just outside Philadelphia, a big yellow school bus full of alumni and friends pulled up to St. Mary’s of the Lakes Church to celebrate the wedding of Christina Kaba C’02and Bob Barsotti EAS’02. They had met while working at the Penn Admissions Office and have been inseparable since. [With me] in the bridal party were Eric Weingart C’02, Ross Friedman EAS’02, Mike Dimino EAS’02, and Tony Barsotti C’05. Partying like rock stars were fellow Penn People: Jordan Burg C’02, Jaime Hojdila C’01, Sarah Atwater C’01 Nu’02 GNu’05, Pete Semonche C’02, Sarah Keelan GL’01, Heather Haney C’01 GGS’02, Mike Pezzicola EAS’02 W’02, Chad Freed Gr’04, Becca Gobeille C’01, J.-J. Tiziou C’02, Danny Berger W’02, Jake Becker C’02 GEd’02, Emily Hoffman C’02, Jill McCarthy GEd’03, Diana McNally EAS’05, Jessie Tomasovic Nu’02, Ryan Lazzeri W’02, Melissa Yore Nu’02, Kate Peretti C’02, Nathan Schreiber EAS’03, Sandra Wang C’06, Richard Torpey C’53, Gwynne Lynch C’90 and Terry Lynch GEd’97, Bob Barsotti Sr. C’77, and EES professor Ed Doheny. Bob and Christina currently are in Boston, living it up as Ph.D. graduate students at MIT.”

David Kagan C’02 EAS’02 and Merav Kushner EAS’02 got engaged on Aug. 14 in Chicago.


Ebony Omar Bernazard L’03 in August joined the commercial-law unit of the City of Philadelphia, as part of the mayor’s honors program, in which the city and its law department retain talented young attorneys.

Colin B. Bradley C’03 married Sarah Ashmore on July 26 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. They spent a two-week honeymoon in Italy then returned to live in New York. The wedding party included groomsman Christopher Carroll C’00 (who sent in this note) and Tim Filla C’98. Other alumni attending included Nick Filla C’97, Bart Hacking C’99, Luke Garman EAS’00 W’00, Jon Jachman W’99 and Arielle Goldklang Jachman C’97, Mark Kramer C’00, Tom Valenti C’00, Jordan Jacobs C’00, Mike O’Connor C’00, Peter Wang W’00, Angie Whittenburg W’00, and Lauren Imbesi C’01.

Kenneth Johnson GCP’03 L’03 joined the finance and contracts division of the City of Philadelphia in August, as part of the mayor’s honors program to retain talented young attorneys.

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