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| ’02 | Christina Castagna lives in Philadelphia with Liz Kostelnick. She works at Commerce Bank in the commercial loan department with fellow ’Berg alum Matt Skilton ’00. Christina is taking grad school classes at DeSales University, and is thinking of transferring to St.Joe’s or Villanova. In October 2002, Dena Diperstein joined the national tour of “Dragon Tales Live” as a dancer. A live show based on a PBS cartoon, “Dragon Tales Live” is produced by VEE Entertainment Corp, the company that produces “Sesame Street Live.” Dena has toured much of the west coast, Canada and the east coast. Nadine Gorelik is beginning her second year at Columbia University, working toward an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing. “Missing Muhlenberg immensely, as always – the professors whose influence on my thinking was positively radical,” she writes. “In this way, Muhlenberg was the best experience of my life. I wish I hadn’t had to graduate!” Saraswati Iobst plans to begin medical school at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Ryan Kerian is beginning his first year as a Distinguished Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Heather Miller, a math specialist teaching in Hanover County, Va., was named “Beginning Teacher of the Year” in her building. On July 9, 2003, Elizabeth Phillips was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. Currently, she is serving a tour of duty in Alameda, Calif., at the Pacific Area Intelligence Division. Adam Pollack has been promoted to the position of coordinator of community outreach at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He coordinates and implements all of the community outreach initiatives for the undergraduate and four graduate-level schools. Courtney Reilly writes that she and David Quackenbush are engaged and very happy! An August 2004 wedding is planned, with Kristy Saile and Kate Vivinetto ’01 in the wedding party. Courtney is a third-grade teacher in Kinnelon, N.J. Greg Rhodes is finishing up his master’s in public administration at NYU while also working full-time for Health Plus, a non-profit health plan. At press time, he planned to speak at a professional conference in San Francisco this fall. Katie Schaffer sends this update: “I recently moved to Boston and am having a great time. I am catching lots of great shows and concerts like 98 Degrees and Jessica Simpson. I recently went to L.A. to try out for “The Bachelor” and “Blind Date” – I am crossing my fingers and waiting to hear from the shows’ producers!” Kate Schooley has been accepted into Temple University’s master of science program in speech pathology and plans to move to Philadelphia to continue her studies. Kate Stampler is enrolled in the D.O. Class of 2003 at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Christopher Titze is a candidate for a master of urban planning degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Katelyn Torpey spent the summer working as a summer associate for Friedland, Laifer & Robbins in Manhattan, after completing her first year at New York Law School.
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