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'92   Since leaving her position at an interactive multimedia company in March of 2000, Bonnie Bodenheimer has become a self-described "independent project assistant," providing a variety of services to allow people to "Juggle Less...Do More." Her web site (www.juggleless.com) describes Bonnie's experience in areas ranging from event coordination, desktop publishing and project management to small and home-based business assistance, computer instruction and Internet/library research. She also offers Myers-Briggs Type Indicator administration and interpretation. Plus, Bonnie donates at least 1 percent of collected service fees to selected non-profit organizations. Melissa (Glaser) Darby and her husband Charles own a digital effects company in Hollywood, Calif., and have created computer-generated effects for more than 40 films including "Titanic," "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." In her spare time, Melissa is also pursing a master's degree in English literature. Wendy (Dunbrack) Grubel recently accepted a position with Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals in Radnor, Pa. She will be working in the global safety and surveillance and epidemiology department, testing and validating software upgrades and modifications. She now resides in Lansdale, Pa., with her husband, Dave, and two children, Nicholas, 3, and Samantha, 6 months. Randee (Mendelsohn) Segal and her husband Jason welcomed their first child, Joshua Robert, in May 2000. They currently reside in Penn Valley, Pa., and Randee teaches fourth grade in Lower Merion School District. Gina M. (Passaro) Wells earned a master's of business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in December 2000. She was also recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society. She is currently an associate in the investment bank at Bank of America in Charlotte. Congratulations to Aaron R. White who was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award on April 22, 2001.
'93   Robert Allen, Jr., who lives in Washington state, is the theatre facilities manager for the Issaquah school district, where he is in charge of all technical details for district productions, including light, set and sound design. He also teaches English full-time for the Arlington school district. This year he has choreographed and directed numerous professional and stock productions, including "Guys and Dolls," "Babes in Toyland" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." He also produced a one-act play festival for the school district. David L. Amato is in the second year of a three-year internal medicine residency with the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del. He and his wife are the proud parents of Andrew David Amato, born on November 23, 2000. David is still playing soccer competitively and was recently elected to the Western Family YMCA Branch Board of Managers. New grads interested in a career in fitness should try their luck in Florida, says Diane Auman, who is thoroughly enjoying her job as a personal trainer for Xtreme Health and Fitness in Tampa. Diane writes, "Living in Florida is one of the most enjoyable experiences and the health and fitness industry is a great field. It is a wonderful lifestyle, especially if you enjoy sunshine!" Lonnie (Rutman) Christoff works for the Northampton V.F.W. and lives in the Lehigh Valley with her husband Jeffrey Christoff and son Zachary, who will celebrate his fourth birthday on October 21, 2001. Kristin Mahn and Eric Ervin '95 have announced their engagement. They are busy planning their June 2002 wedding. Kristin also earned her master's in educational leadership from Lehigh University and has received her principal's certificate. Having spent seven years as a sales project manager for Dialogic Corporation, an Intel Company, Michelle (Cerza) Martini is proud to report that she is now a stay-at-home mom, caring for her 2-year-old son. Michelle, her husband Matt and Mathew Jr. are expecting a new addition to their family in August 2001. Michelle also says that she keeps in close touch with Muhlenberg friends Theresa (Depaola) Myers, Amy Detgen '92, and Kim Mitchell-Silvestri '92. Registered nurse Deanna (Rieger) Reiss lives in Collegeville, Pa., where she works with adolescent males in residential placement through the Devereux Foundation. By the time this issue of Muhlenberg magazine reaches you, Deanna and her husband Andrew will have had their first visit from the stork.

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