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'97Proud mother Jean Forsyth reports that daughter Maureen (Forsyth) Buckley graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in May of 2001. In June, she began her internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pa., in family practice. Alden Cass, an intern in psychology at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, traveled to San Francisco to present a paper on "New York City Stockbrokers and Stress" at the APA convention. Brian Cocca received a Ph.D in immunology from MCP Hahnemann University in August of 2001. He is now continuing his studies in intellectual property law at The George Washington Universtiy.
Allison Cornish graduated from the University of Denver in June 2001 with a master's in forensic psychology and is now employed as a clinical triage specialist for EAP, International in Denver, Colo. After graduation from law school and successful completion of the Pennsylvania bar examination, Marc J. Furber was hired by Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons in June of 2000. Since then, Marc has served as assistant district attorney and been involved in all aspects of criminal prosecution in Bucks County, including acting as lead prosecutor in several jury trials. Marius Ged reports that he married Kim Failla on October 6, 2001. Joshua Gibbs, Kelly Heiland, Russell Adams, Steven D.
Shay, Gregory M. Stout, Michael Griffith Benninghoff '95, Jennifer Axelband '95 and Michael Levin '97 were awarded doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degrees from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine The College's 110th commencement was held at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on June 3, 2001. Heather Harlen is now working as an English teacher in Vienna, Va., for Fairfax County Public Schools at The Enterprise School, an alternative high school. Also, Heather is recently engaged to Mike Dopkin. The couple lives in Arlington, Va. Megan Bosso will sing in their wedding. Keri (Tilney) Hajtovik, who lives
in Edison, N.J., is a shift manager with Cameco, Inc., of Verona, N.J. Kristen Hawkins sends the following update: "I am living in Morris Plains, N.J., getting ready to move with my significant other, Brian Soo Hoo, to Hamburg, N.J. I am a staffing manager for Lucent Technologies and I have recently moved back to New Jersey after spending a great year in Boston! I will be
in the wedding of Rosanne Bock '96 and Christopher Keep '96 on September 15, 2001 in Egner Chapel as well as in the wedding of Suzanne Schalk and Joshua Hillman on October 7, 2001." Stefanie Rathjen and Dan Kelly '98 are engaged and plan to be married in August 2002. Stefanie is the manager of market research for a division of Prudential Financial in Valhalla, N.Y., and in her second year of an MBA program at the Stern School of Business (NYU). Dan is in his fourth year of teaching math at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, N.J. Jennifer Solomon Switaj reports that husband Timothy Switaj '98 has now begun his fourth and final year of medical school with The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Jennifer says he is enjoying every minute and looking forward to the possibility of specializing in pediatric neurology next year. Jennifer is working as a litigation specialist at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington D.C. Jennifer writes, "I am still truly enjoying my job and am looking forward to taking the LSAT in October. With any luck I will be a law student this time next year. But, our big announcement happened three days past Christmas 2000 when our son Andrew Timothy was born. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 8.4 oz. and was 19 inches long. He is now 7 months old, has Mom's attitude and temper and Dad's stubborn streak. His favorite things in life are experiencing new table foods and watching Emeril Lagasse. Our whole family is doing well and looking forward to the new adventures that are still to come." Samuel David Weiner of Wyomissing Hills, Pa., was one of 210 graduates who received a doctor of medicine degree in June from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Following graduation, Samuel began a residency in family medicine at Christiana Care Hospital.
Marko W. Kipa, currently in his third year at the University of Maryland School of Law, was selected a member of the moot court board, and this past spring received the "Best Appellate Brief" award in the 31st Annual Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition. He was also a semi-finalist in the oral argument category. Marko also serves as the executive editor of the "University of Maryland Journal of Health Care Law and Policy." His article, "Illinois Council on Long Term Care v. Shalala: Confounding the Crisis in Long Term Care with an Unneeded Jurisdictional Channeling Requirement" was published in the journal's spring 2001 issue. Following graduation in May 2002, Marko will clerk for a federal judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., for the 2002-2004 terms. Regina Lee graduated from DeSales University with a master's in physician assistant studies. Since graduation, she has been the physician assistant on-site at MOPAC in Souderton, Pa., for Coordinated Health Systems as well as the health care unit manager. She lives
in Quakertown, Pa. Jenifer (Martin) Gilio, director of the Muhlenberg Fund, was recently married to Marc Gilio. The couple lives in Allentown, Pa. Kevin Rockwood has been promoted to assistant vice president for investment management services for Credit Suisse First Boston in Jersey City, N.J. Kevin lives in Millburn, N.J. Philadelphia resident Dan Savloff is a professional disc jockey with The Pro's Entertainment, which he describes as "one of the most reputable companies in the field." He has won several awards, being named DJ of the month twice and receiving the President's Award, since joining The Pro's in January 2001. Dan writes, "I attribute my DJ roots to my Muhlenberg days where I DJ'd for Sig Ep and the school and sororities on several occasions as well as WMUH 91.7."
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Georgette Weaver of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and Brad Fitzpatrick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The couple met in Hawaii in February 2001 and a September 2002 wedding is being planned at the First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey, N.J.
Jeremy Wentz just finished his second year in the veterinary medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania.