Summer 2003 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 21: ’50 - ’59

page 22: ’60 - ’72

page 23: ’74 - ’87

page 24: ’88 - ’93

page 25: ’94 - ’98

page 26: ’99


page 27: ’00 - ’01

page 28: mini-mules ’82 - ’90

page 29: mini-mules ’91 - ’01

page 30: ’02 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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Ellen Polakoff Gesner and her husband, Lyle, announce the birth of their twin girls, Julia and Rachel, in February 2002. Until April 2003, Ellen was the executive beauty director of ELLE magazine. Ellen is happy to report she still keeps in touch with her first friend at Muhlenberg, Mara Saperstein Weissmann. Mara continues to practice employment law as counsel with White & Case LLP in NYC, and resides in Chappaqua, N.Y., with her husband, Richard, and sons Gabriel and Noah.


Ken and Amy (Garthly) Rubin ’85 announce the birth of their third daughter Talia Liora, born June 15, 2002. She joins older sisters Kayla Alexandra and Amy Alyssa. Ken continues to serve as president of Rubin Realty Associates, an industrial real estate brokerage company. Amy is just completing her term as president of Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, N.J., and has recently been named director of marketing for the commercial mortgage division of Prudential Financial.


Myles Kahn and his wife, Megan, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Sasha Noelle, on June 13, 2003. The Kahns live in Issaquah, Wash., just outside of Seattle, after leaving New York City in 2001. Myles is president and general counsel of Somos Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a sports management firm that represents several major league baseball players. Laura and Scott Welliver are pleased to announce the birth of daughter Bethany Janine, October 22, 2001.

Matthew Walsh

Audrey and Arthur Dichter welcomed their second daughter, Fiby Brooke Dichter, on May 7, 2003. Two-year-old sister Sydni is very excited. Arthur is a director in the international tax group of Deloitte and Touche in Miami.


Margaret (Andriani) Gates and her husband, John, welcomed their third son, Mark Peter, in January 2003. He joins big brothers Drew and Joe. The family lives in Lebanon, Pa. Art Vanden Houten and his wife, Catherine, announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Charlotte, on April 13, 2003. Art is an assistant professor of political science at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Kim and Mike Walsh announce the birth of their son, Matthew Patrick, born Saturday, July 12 at 3:08 p.m. Matthew weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and was 20 inches long.

Matthew Garfinkle

Dave Pfund and his wife, Gina, announce the birth of their second son, Ryan David, born April 27, 2003. Ryan’s big brother, Jack (age 2 1/2), is very proud of his little brother. The family lives in Ridgewood, N.J. Edward S. Thompson and his wife, Kathleen, joyfully announce the birth of their son, Daniel Edward Thompson. He was born on Aug. 22, 2003. Daniel joins big brother, James, 2. The Thompsons recently moved to Wayne, N.J., and Ed is currently the assistant principal at Cavallini Middle School, Upper Saddle River, N.J.


Paul and Dominique (Diercxsens) ‘90 Gable announce the November 16, 2002 birth of their daughter, Cybelle Margaret. She joins her big brother, Joshua, 4 years old. Paul is a vice president with UnumProvident and Dominique is taking time off from sports/event marketing to enjoy their children. They live in Signal Mountain, Tenn. Paul Garfinkle and Carolyn Mulé-Garfinkle ’90 announce the birth of their son, Matthew Joseph, on February 18, 2003. The family lives in Canton, Ohio. Jerry and Jennifer (McCreesh) Guerra announce the arrival of their fourth daughter, Rebecca Hope, who was born on July 8, 2003. Rebecca joins sisters Emily, 4, Amanda, 3, and Melissa, 2. Jen has put her nursing career on hold to be at home with the kids. The family lives in Babylon Village, N.Y. Elizabeth Giardina Preston and husband, Scott, are proud to welcome their first child, baby boy Tyler Joseph, born May 28, 2003. Tyler weighed in at 8 lbs, 6 oz, measured 20 inches and is adorable, according to Mom and Dad. Liz is the executive director of the Mid Jersey Chapter for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in East Brunswick, N.J. Scott is a landscaper with the firm of BEST Horticultural Services in Marlboro, N.J. The family resides in Wall, N.J. Mindy Levin Solnick and her husband, Jay, along with big brother Andrew and big sister Alexandra are celebrating the May 30, 2003 birth of Emma Nicole.

Tyler Joseph Preston —
2 months old

Andrea Chronister and her husband, Joseph McGinley, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, son Aidan Thomas McGinley, born March 9, 2003, in Princeton, N.J. Scott Gerber and his wife, Sheryl, announce the birth of their third child, Maya Sydney, on January 23, 2003. Maya joins older sister Marielle, 6, and older brother Max, 4. Scott is senior real estate counsel and environmental manager for Kimco Realty Corporation in New Hyde Park, N.Y. The family resides in Dix Hills, N.Y. Anne (Collins) and Thomas Lutz are happy to announce the birth of their third daughter, Mia-Joy Antonia, on June 5, 2003. She joins big sisters Sydney, 6, and Aidan, 4. The family lives in Schnecksville, Pa. Melissa (Waller) Modell and her husband, Jeff, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Julia Michelle, born October 14, 2002. Dennis and Karen (Barlow) Skayhan welcomed their first child, Julia Quinn, on March 16, 2002.


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