|• Summer 2003||Magazine Archive & Search • Muhlenberg Home|
| ’88 | Daniel Feit, DMD, and his wife, Diane Feit, DMD, report that they have relocated their office within Tenafly, N.J. They live in Tenafly with their four-year-old son Jacob and 1-year-old twins Elijah and Gillian.
| ’89 | Heather and Rich Goukler recently relocated to southern California. At press time, they and son Davis were expecting twin girls. Nancy and Marc Greenberg relocated to northern California two years ago, when Marc took a district manager position with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Sacramento. The Greenbergs have two children – daughter Ali, age 9, and seven-year-old son Zach. Marc sends his regards to his Phi Kappa Tau brothers and all members of the Class of ’89. Eric Knapp, a dental anesthesiologist and professor, wrote that he will be married to Denise Ramirez in October 2003.
| ’90 | Margaret Becker has been living in Rome for three years. “I have made it my home,” she writes. “I like to get back to the States twice a year, and get my fill of the American things I miss (lots of space! things are smaller here, cars, apartments, stores). While I’m comfortable speaking Italian, my four-and-a half-year-old daughter teaches me words every now and then. I would love to hear from old friends if they find themselves planning a trip to the eternal city.” John Hessler, a project manager with Electronic Theatre Controls in Middleton, Wis., sends this update: “Still crazy after all these years - but with a great family of wife Maureen McGuire, son Brendan Hessler, 6 1/2 years old, and daughter Colleen McGuire, 4 years old. And an M.F.A. in lighting design from UW-Madison. And I get to play with insanely cool toys. La vie jolie!” Karen (Rossi) Hogan sends this news: “I recently relocated to central Jersey to work for Bristol-Myers Squibb. My husband works for Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington, Del. We have a very active 15-month-old son (Ethan; born April 2002) who keeps us busy.” Jill McNamara and her husband, Ty Bachmann, live in North Carolina, where Jill teaches high school English. They have two sons. Jill writes that she enjoys teaching, but misses Pennsylvania! Julia (Cromer) Stanford completed her med/peds residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in June 2002 and is currently a founding partner with Premier Primary Care Physicians in Arlington, Va. She and her husband, John Stanford, married in 1996 and, at press time, were expecting their first child. The family resides in Vienna, Va.
| ’91 | Michael Hoffman has moved to Winchester, Va., to join a surgical practice specializing in urological oncology. He has just been promoted to full partnership in the six-man practice. John McCorkle has relocated back to Texas, where he was married in 2001 to Nicole VonTempske of Dallas. He has re-joined Totality Corporation, a web systems outsourcing firm as a director in the southern region. In February, James Vogel started a new job as accounting manager at the Hospital For Special Surgery on the upper east side in Manhattan. “Allison and I welcomed our first child, a boy, on January 6, 2003,” says James. “We named him Matthew Foster Vogel. Everyone is doing great. I miss the carefree days of school, but would not trade being a dad for anything!”
| ’92 | Meredith (Conrey) Eater and her daughter, Morgan, recently met up with Gina (Passaro) Wells and her son, Alec, at Long Beach Island, N.J. Morgan and Alec enjoyed meeting each other for the first time. Even though the weather was cloudy and cool, the future little Mules enjoyed playing in (and eating!) the sand. Morgan will turn one on October 22 and Alec will be two on December 25. Meredith, her husband, Greg, and Morgan reside in Scarborough, Maine. Gina, her husband, Tod, and Alec live in Charlotte, N.C. John Kane has been promoted to the position of director of sales development for the Vector Marketing Corporation. In his new position, he oversees all aspects of North American sales promotion and supervises market development and field sales development. His office is now located at the Eastern Division headquarters office in Gibbsboro, N.J. Claire Angeline P. Luczon, an International Student Exchange Program participant to Muhlenberg College in 1991-1992, is an attorney with Womenlead Foundation, Inc., in Quezon City, Philippines. She handles court litigation, counseling and advocacy on women’s rights issues. Robert and Lauren (Stephen) McAndrews were married on October 19. Dana (DeMuth) Pugliano ’93 served as matron of honor; Paul George attended the ceremony in Brenham, Texas. Lauren is a child protection specialist for the state of Texas. Scott McCurley has been promoted to associate director of emergency medicine at Reading Hospital, Reading, Pa. In his new position, he provides clinical and administrative leadership and oversees new directives in quality improvement. Kevin and Jennifer (Witt) Yingling have two children – Owen Alexander, age 5, and Elena Elizabeth, age 2. Jennifer is a Montessori teacher in Chambersburg, Pa.
| ’93 | Kimberly Rose Cottingham recently received the Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Kim was one of 36 candidates to be awarded the degree, which fulfills the academic qualifications for ordination. She is preparing for ordination in the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; she has been assigned to the Nebraska Synod and is currently in the call process. Kim served her internship year in Combined Locks, Wis., at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Wendy (Emmert) Hunt sends this news: “I have been employed with The Neighborhood Center since October of 1997. In April of 1999, my husband and I got married. In April of 2002, our daughter Olivia Grace was born. We have just purchased our first home and we are waiting for the closing and moving.” Dr. Christopher (Bernat) Kovats-Bernat and Dina (Kovats) Kovats-Bernat ’94 celebrated the first birthday of their son, Addison, on May 23, 2003. Chris is an assistant professor of anthropology at Muhlenberg. Over the summer, he completed a 10-year research project studying political violence and street childhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dina is a part-time associate director of admission at Muhlenberg. The family lives in Allentown. Nadya (Woodring) O’Meara and her husband, Brendan, have recently moved to Maryland. The couple has two children – Shannon is 4 years old and Daniel is 2. James V. Paga, a seventh grade math teacher and varsity baseball and basketball coach in Medford, N.J., was awarded a 2003 lifesaver award by the American Heart Association. James was part of a CPR effort that saved a soccer referee’s life. James and his wife, Minda, have two children, Vaughn and Tenley. In June of 2002, Ainslee Schreiber was appointed counsel, trademarks, at Philip Morris Management Corp., which is now known as Altria Corporate Services, Inc., and she is currently international trademark counsel for Altria Group’s family of companies that includes Philip Morris, Kraft and Nabisco. Leanne M. Thayer has announced her engagement to Gregory Iacovone.
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