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'80   Karen Meyer Campbell, who is pursuing a life-long dream of freelance writing, has accepted a long-term assignment as marketing manager for Craft-Searcher.com and Nathalie's Designs. She writes that by the time this issue of the magazine hits your mailbox, she expects her first book to be published. It will be sold through Craft-Searcher.com, where her first needlework design is also available.

'81   Melissa (Magid) Codkind lives with her husband Mitch in Blue Bell, Pa., and the couple has two children -- Rachel, age 9 and Ryan, age 1. Melissa owns and operates Initiatives, Inc., a Fort Washington, Pa. consulting company that specializes in issues related to work and family life. Since graduation Melissa has written two books and says she continues to focus her energies on "new product development." On April 2, 2001 Thomas L. Cronan, III was appointed vice president and general counsel of RedBack Networks, Inc. RedBack Networks is a leading provider of advanced networking solutions that enable carriers, cable operators and service providers to rapidly deploy broadband access and services. Tom, his wife Kathy, and their three children -- Ryan, Megan, and Ally -- live in San Jose, Calif. Tami (Wellen) Sherry, a concierge service representative who helps new homeowners and property sellers locate vendors to prepare their homes, is pleased to announce that she is "finally back to work after 10 years at home raising rugrats." When she isn't working Tami enjoys PTA, Girl Scouts and Little League with her family.

'82   Writing from Burlington Township, N.J., Jan (Arnold) Turcich reports that she lives with her husband Joe and their four children: Andrew, 12; John, 10; Cara, 8; and Daniel, 5. She is a stay-at-home mom and Cub Scout den leader and also does proofreading for several court reporters. Jan says that her family's biggest news these days focuses on her son Andrew, who won a Dick Clark Productions/Fox Television special called "Challenge of Child Geniuses II: Who's the Smartest Kid in America?" in November 2000. The prizes Andrew took home included a 61-inch big screen T.V., a trip to Hawaii and a $150,000 trust fund.

'83   A proposal coordinator with Northrop Grumman in Linthicum, Md., Rosemary Hartmann is living in Pasadena, Md., with her children Kevin, age 11, and Sean, age 8. Writing from his family's new home in Gilroy, Calif., also known as the Garlic Capital of the World, James Hayes reports that his oldest daughter Courtney started kindergarten this year and her younger sister Annemarie anxiously awaits her return from school every day. "My wife Suzanne is getting exercise shuttling the girls around town in a trailer attached to her bicycle," writes James, an attorney with IBM Corp. in San Jose. "We would love to hear from any old friends who are in the area."

'84   Cathy (Reinhart) Bilger and husband Kurt welcomed daughter Kaitlin Noelle on December 11, 2000. Kaitlin joins older brother Ryan, who was born in August 1997. The family lives in Macungie, Pa. Michael Feldman reports that he and his wife Jackie are enjoying parenthood. Their son Philip was born on March 4, 2000. A surgical pathologist, Michael is an assistant professor and director of pathology informatics with the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Chicago-resident Scott Olson is an acting instructor in the theatre department at Columbia College.

'85   Dr. Craig J. Campbell reports that several classmates attended the May 10, 2001 wedding of Dr. Guy Brignola to Dr. Shannon Burgess in Philadelphia. Other Muhlenberg guests included: Dr. Jorge and Dr. Patricia (Dickson) Bastidas, Dr. John Raheb and Dr. Vince Tranchitella. Susan (Stocker) Phillips and her husband Joseph are pleased to announce the birth of daughter, Laura Emily, on January 22, 2000. She joins her older sister, Samantha, who is now 5 years old. C. Jay Steigerwald III is CEO of Integrity Capital Partners and lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife Dr. Darbye M. Steigerwald.


Left to Right: Dr. Vince Tranchitella '85, Dr. Jorge Bastidas '85, Dr. John Raheb '85, Dr. Craig Campbell '85, Dr. Guy Brignola '85 (groom) and Dr. Patricia (Dockson) Bastidas '85.

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