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| ’00 | Kimberly Brady has been hired as Central Bucks West varsity field hockey coach. Kimberly is a seventh-grade social studies teacher in the Central Bucks School District. Scott Burke graduated from Yale Law School this spring. He is an associate at Jorden Burt LLP in Washington, D.C. Jaime Cangialosi and her longtime boyfriend, Bill Murphy, recently bought a home in Hewitt, N.J. Jaime is a social studies teacher and a matriculated graduate student at Montclair State University in the counseling and human services master’s program. She is pursuing guidance certification and licensure for private practice. Marc Douek became engaged to Abigail Wing in July of this year. The two met in physical therapy school at the University of Delaware. Abigail is from Barrington, R.I., and earned her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forrest University. Both currently work and live in Baltimore, as physical therapists. Marc and Abigail are planning a fall 2004 wedding in Rhode Island. Jessica Geist is currently working as an associate scientist/in vivo facility manager at Neuronyx, Inc; a bio-tech company working with stem-cell technologies. In her free time she is keeping busy competing in Ironman distance triathlons. Steven Grossman recently completed his master’s degree at USC in communication management, specializing in entertainment. While attending school, he worked with FOX Television Studios, Leeza Gibbons Enterprises and International Creative Management. For the past year, Steven has been working at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. William Morris is the world’s largest talent and literary agency representing directors, producers, writers, and actors including Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Reese Witherspoon and Catherine Zeta Jones. Ashley Kistler spent the summer of 2003 studying the Mayan language Q’eqchi in Coban, Guatemala in preparation for her dissertation fieldwork in the village of Paso Caballos in Peten, Guatemala. She also worked as a translator and liaison for the Museo Principe Maya in Coban. During the school year, Ashley teaches undergraduate classes in anthropology at Florida State University, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. Nate Lombardi recently appeared on “Sex and the City.” Amy Medalie writes that Heidi Herder married Matteo Ricci on Sunday, August 24, 2003. Amy was a bridesmaid in the ceremony. After their honeymoon in Italy, the happy couple will continue to reside in Maryland. Darren Melchiorre is studying graphic design in a pre-masters program at Parsons School of Design/New School University in New York City. His designs are currently featured as part of Lost Kicks Productions and the Subjective Theatre Company. Chris Owen is attending Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he is preparing his thesis for his master’s degree in oceanography. Chris’ final study will examine suspicions that large-scale ocean circulation’s benthic ecology and marine plankton may be used to help cure human diseases that are contracted through sexual contact. Recent studies suggest that subtropical anomalies influence the equatorial flow of blood to the diseased areas, an area Chris has studied extensively throughout his Nova graduate program and his undergraduate career at Muhlenberg. Hands-on techniques such as bareback diving and harpooning evidence are the most popular methods of obtaining data, however, Chris has received acclaim for experimenting with softer, more flaccid technique of late. Chris has been praised by his supervisors as an expert in the mysteries of human STDs as well as anomaly disease prevention research. Stewart Solomon was recently promoted to the position of supervisor of the cell culture department within a major biotech pharmaceutical company. The drug that his department manufactures is a life-changing drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Jennifer Stillman works full-time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department, conducting a psychosocial research study with cancer patients. She plans to start graduate school at New York University this fall. Jennifer lives in Manhattan with her boyfriend, Adam, who works in the financial industry. At press time, George Wagenhoffer and Lauren Marra had planned a summer 2003 wedding in Lodi, N.J. Lauren is a benefits consultant for Mellon Financial. George is a solutions analyst for Vitech Inc., a private equity software company in New York City. George and Lauren plan to live in northern New Jersey. Helen Wojciechowski has completed a certificate program in fundraising management at the University of Washington and is now a development associate for Highline Community Hospital Foundation. She has lived in the Seattle area for two years, and is engaged to Matthew Sernett, who attended Muhlenberg in 1995 and 1996. The couple recently purchased their first home in Kent, Wash., and are busy planning their wedding for next fall.
| ’01 | Rebecca Berg sends this update: “I had completed one year of law school when I knew it wasn’t for me. So, I decided to stop attending Tulane Law and I am now working as a teacher of basic skills in a program designed to help “high-risk” students in a New Orleans public school. I love it, and the great news is that I am engaged to Ralph C. Grimaldi, III, who I met at Tulane Law School. We expect to wed next June. I am hoping to return to school for a master’s degree in teaching.” On December 28, 2002, Beth Freeman was married to high school friend Ian Doreian. Kim Ilardi was in the wedding. In attendance were Nancy Grove ’02, Sarah McLoughlin ’03, Jeff Mirman, Emily Pannebaker, Johanna Dunkel, Jessie Pepper, Kate (Caldwell) Riera and José-Luis Riera ’99. Beth and Ian live in Boston, where Ian teaches high school English and Beth works for a loan fund financing organic farming cooperatives in Latin America. Alison Diane Ladley was one of three candidates to be awarded the Master of Arts in Religion degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia at the seminary’s commencement exercises in May. Alison is currently seeking a rostered lay position in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or other affiliated church body. She spent the last year working at St. Philip-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Orefield, Pa. Brett Newirth works for International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. as a synthetic organic chemist, discovering new fragrance chemicals to be used in perfumes, colognes, detergents, etc. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in May with her Master of Science in Education, Hilary Odom spent the summer teaching science at a charter school in South Philadelphia. She begins her new position as a ninth and 11th grade English teacher at Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pa., this fall. She lives in West Philadelphia with her deaf cat, Morris, and sends her love and best wishes to the Class of 2001! Angela and Chuck Richard were married September 21, 2002, in Egner Memorial Chapel and honeymooned in Punta Cana. Alumni in attendance included best man Ken Rayhon ’00, Bryan Steele ’00, Brian Condron ’00, Dan Schmidt ’00, Mike McCabe, Jim DePreta, Robby Schmidt, Val Uras, Fanny Flikstein ’03 and Nicole Vartan ’03. AnnaMaria Rotella is a pharmaceutical sales specialist for the AstraZeneca Corporation. She is happy to announce her engagement to Joseph Wallace of Hoboken, N.J. He is an international bond salesman for AbnAmro in New York City. A September ‘04 wedding is planned. Jodi Siegel sends this update: “I have just moved to New York City where I have begun my legal education at Brooklyn Law School. It is great to be back in an educational environment again, although it is very different from Muhlenberg.” Lauren Woods celebrated her marriage to Joseph Wild on August 9, 2003. Lauren is a third grade teacher in Wyckoff, N.J. Her new husband is a Lan Specialist for McGraw-Hill Publishing. The Wilds reside in River Edge, N.J.
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