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'92Alysia Argeson Finnegan graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University Law School on June 4, 2001, and has accepted a position with Merck & Co. as a patent law associate. She is the daughter of Ted '51 and sister of Christopher '89 and Andrea '91. Following her graduation from Muhlenberg, Alysia also attended Thomas Jefferson University where she earned a Ph.D. in genetics.
Christopher Barbarito became director of interactive technologies with National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) in Paramus, N.J. in May 2001. Bonnie Bodenheimer, who lives in Yardley, Pa., is director of alumni relations/ special events coordinator for the George School. She is responsible for alumni relations and activities for an alumni body of more than 7,000 and also coordinates major community events on campus. She writes: "I just started my new job, and I'm busy already!! I'm very excited about working at George School - the people are very nice and the campus is beautiful." Jennifer (Martin) Duffy and husband T.J. welcomed their first child, John 'Jack' Thomas on June 4, 2001. Meredith (Conrey) Eater married Greg Eater at Egner Memorial Chapel in May 1999. Most recently, Meredith was as an assistant vice president at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp. in Horsham, Pa., where she served as U.S. liaison for the corporation's European operations. Meredith and Greg relocated to the Portland, Maine area in September 2001 where Greg is a district sales manager for Merck & Co.
David A. Goldman and wife Jennifer are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Carl, on April 17. David is president of Soft Sight, Inc. in Vestal, N.Y. n A full-time graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, Rachel Hubbs is pursuing a master's of science in education and plans to teach high school English. Jeffrey Mahn recently returned from a year of teaching in Yantai, China, as part of the WorldTeach program through Harvard University's Center for International Development. However, Jeff did not stay in the United States for long. He is currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was granted a fellowship to study acoustic technology at the Technical University of Denmark.
'93J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at Temple University in May 2001 and accepted a position
as assistant professor of anthropology at Muhlenberg. He is currently conducting research on political violence and children in Haiti and Jamaica. His wife, Dina Kovats-Bernat '94, is associate director of admission at Muhlenberg and the couple resides in Allentown. By the time this issue of the magazine reaches your mailbox, Kim Garufi, who is an account executive with SR Clarke, will be married to Jim Shepard, a software engineer at Cisco Systems. The couple wed in a September ceremony and resides in Fairfax, Va.
Mitchell J. Marder, wife, Shari, and daughter, Emily are proud to announce the birth of Jacob Tyler Marder on May 17, 2001. The family lives in Philadelphia, where Mitchell works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Matthew Sommons is a U.S. Navy psychiatrist, working at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in North Chicago, Ill. He and his wife Rebecca live in Kenosha, Wisc.