| ’99 | The following alumni
were awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) on June 1: Andrea Hlobik,
Stephanie Kaliner, Rachel (Koch) Notte, Janine Rose LoBello, Jason Rubino
and Ernest M. Sully.
On June 9, 2003, Amy Armbruster-Darr and David Darr
were married at Minnewaska Lodge, New Paltz, N.Y. They honeymooned in
Toronto, Ontario. Amy and Dave met at an internship program at Lake
Placid. Amy is employed by the University of North Carolina-Greensboro
as the environmental educator coordinator.
Steve Arora and Kelsie Hannaford of Underhill, Vt.,
became engaged in London, England. At press time, Steve and Kelsie were
planning a summer 2003 wedding and moving to London from Munich, Germany.
Steve has accepted a new role within General Electric, as an underwriter
of catastrophe reinsurance risks.
Jason Bergman, Esq., is an associate in the Real Estate
Practice Group of Bee Ready Fishbein Hatter & Donovan, LLP, in Mineola,
In May 2002, Craig Farris graduated from Golden Gate
University School of Law with a juris doctorate. He received his legal
masters in taxation from Golden Gate in December 2002 and passed the
Washington State bar exam in February 2003. He became engaged to Ashley
Hirst in March, at high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British
Columbia. They plan to be married in summer 2004 in or around Seattle,
Wash. Craig writes, “We currently live together on beautiful Mercer
Island in Washington with a new puppy!”
Tiffany Griffin recently got engaged to Robert Mercer
while vacationing in Paris. A June 2004 wedding is planned.
Aaron Kapner is pursuing his dream of being a professional
actor – he’s been accepted into the Circle in the Square
theatre school in New York City to study acting. His classes began in
the fall. Meanwhile, he has performed in an Austin, Texas, production
of “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”
William McNavage is entering his second year of dissertation
status at Penn and plans to finish his Ph.D. by August 2004. He was
named a 2002-2003 NASA Earth Systems Science fellow for his current
research project studying radicals of atmospheric interest. He also
received the Rao Prize at the 58th Ohio State Molecular Spectroscopy
Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, for the most outstanding presentation by
a graduate student.
Brendan Pilder is steadily working as a stagehand in
the Tri-State area. He currently lives in Westchester, N.Y.
First Lieutenant Robert Stevens is a platoon leader
in the U.S. Army with the 7th Signal Brigade, stationed in Mannheim,
Germany. He recently returned from a 5-month deployment to Israel, where
he was a member of Joint Task Force Cobra in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom. Joint Task Force Cobra was a combined U.S.-Israeli effort that
provided theater ballistic missile defense to Israel during the war
using both the Patriot and Arrow air defense systems.
Kristopher and Jill (Fornal) Young were married May
17, 2003, in Princeton, N.J. Jill and Kris graduated from Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic medicine on June 1, 2003, and moved to Bethlehem,
Pa., to begin their residencies at St. Luke’s Hospital –
Kris’ in internal medicine and Jill’s in family practice.
Andrea Hlobik '99
Stephanie Kaliner '99
Matthew Massaro '98
Jason Rubino '99
Alumni in attendance at the wedding of Jill (Fornal) Young ’99
and Kristopher Young.
L-R: Juda Babuschak ’02, Tiffany Griffin
’99, David Fornal ’02, Lauren Milia ’02, Jeff
Brydzinski ’99, Nicole Hanson ’99, Jill and Kris,
Lisa Brownstein ’98, Marc Kassenoff ’93, Aimee Van
Eeneennaam ’99, and Betsy Anderson ’99.