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| ’97 | Jill Borin, who recently completed her master’s in library and information science from Rutgers University, reports that she has been the reference librarian at Widener University, in Chester, Pa., since August 2002. She sends the following news about her job: “As the reference staff is small, I have the opportunity to work in many aspects of academic librarianship. In addition to providing reference service, I am liaison to the history department, the Center for Social Work Education and many social science departments. For these departments, I teach library instruction classes to graduate and undergraduate classes and provide library service to faculty members. I also work in the Widener University Archives where I process collections, work on Web development, write grant proposals and implement many preservation projects. I have used audio editing software to edit an oral history that is now on the Archives Web Site and plan to edit more oral histories. I find this career rewarding. The educational background that I gained as a history major at Muhlenberg helped prepare me for this position. I am enjoying living in Pennsylvania again, as well.” Jennifer Bradley excitedly reports that she has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Korea for the 2003-04 academic year. “I will need to be in Korea for a month-long orientation that begins July 8,” she writes. “After that, I will be placed in a Korean school for 12 months as an ESL instructor.” Rebecca (Burk) Nickerson writes that she and Jay Nickerson were recently married. Lori Grohs and Michelle Reuter both attended the wedding. Jay works at MIT; Rebecca has been teaching sixth grade in Massachusetts for six years. She’s finishing her last semester of graduate school, studying curriculum and instructional technology. Rebecca and Jay live in Norwood, Mass. On November 10, 2001, Lori Davis married Brian Fanning ’99 in Bethlehem, Pa. Many Muhlenberg alumni were in attendance. After honeymooning in Hawaii, the couple live in Hoboken, N.J. Lori is a project manager for McKinsey & Company and Brian is a product controller for Credit Suisse First Boston. Lara Muth is enjoying her master’s course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and working toward a practical dissertation producing work by Shakespeare and Marlowe at The Tower of London.
| ’98 | Lisa Andrews is engaged to Jim Ruddy, a Gettysburg College graduate. “He proposed in Central Park,” she writes. “We met at a mutual friend’s wedding in June 2001.” Lisa and Jim are planning a wedding for May 2004 in Lisa’s home area of Harrisburg, Pa. Gregory Ferri and Rachel Elizabeth Sohn were married December 15, 2001, in Voorhees, N.J. at the Mansion on Main Street. “We have resided in Newtown, Pa., for the past two years,” Greg writes. “I currently work for the State of New Jersey in the Department of Law & Public Safety.” On January 17, 2003, Nicole Goscilo and Jeremy Wentz were married in Philadelphia. The wedding party included best man Frank Gripp, George Fosdick, Steven Brady, Laura Freed, Melanie (Strickland) Lieberman, and Laura (Collins) Merkel ’97. Other Muhlenberg alumni in attendance were Steve Meinig, Monica (Trinkl) Fosdick ’97, Carey Hilton ’99, Kristen Conboy ’99, Sara Bednar, Mike Kern, Josh Northridge ’99, Brandyn Uhl, Maria Ferlick, Karin Glupe and T.J. Merkel. Also in attendance were Coach Frank Marino and his wife, Carroll.The couple will be moving to the Scranton, Pa., area in June of 2003. Jeremy will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school in May of 2003 and will be employed at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Avoca, Pa. Nicole has been named the head volleyball coach at Keystone College. She has spent two successful years as the head volleyball coach at Franklin & Marshall College, where she led the program to a 50-21 record, a regular season co-championship and to the conference championship title match. Becky Hartshorn and Michael Allen became engaged in January. They are both associates in the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington, Del., where she works in the firm’s corporate litigation group and he in the corporate transactional group. The happy couple is planning a November 2003 wedding. Cliff Horowitz and Kimberly White ’99 became engaged on December 31, 2002. Their wedding date is set for June 27, 2004. Jen Phillips was named Sales Person of the Year 2002 at Puerto Rico Convention Bureau in Washington, D.C., where she is a national sales manager. Robyn (Spivak) and Kevin Dinallo ’97 were married in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2002. Alumni in the wedding party were Tom O’Mara, Julie Braunstein, Sara Bednar, Jennifer (Staarman) Alansky, Chris Dinallo ’94 and Lisa Dinallo ’02. After meeting in Manasquan, N.J., during the summer of 2000, Colleen Woods and Rich Canto became engaged on December 28, 2002, in Rockefeller Center. They are planning an August 14, 2004, wedding at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, N.J. Rich is a physical education teacher in the Paterson School District, and Colleen is a special education teacher with Youth Consultation Service. She has attended Montclair State University, earning a master’s degree in educational psychology in 2000 and a master’s degree in administration and supervision in 2003. On May 11, 2002, Thomas B. Zanders married Melissa Gamberdella in the Egner Memorial Chapel. The wedding party included Stephanie Zanders ’00, best man Matthew Staples and Daniel Wilkin. Melissa and Tom reside in San Antonio, Texas. Tom is a Captain in the U.S. Army and is completing his internal medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. By the time this magazine reaches you, they will have welcomed their first child. In March, Jason Zinna became engaged to Leslea Clark. They plan an April 2004 wedding at Florentine Gardens in Rivervale, N.J. Included in the wedding party will be Jason Ross, Justin Strauss and Jim Murray ’99. Jason and Leslea will reside in their new home in Clifton, N.J. Jason is vice president for events and player marketing for After the Game Marketing, Inc., a sports marketing firm in Edison, N.J.
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