|• Summer 2003||Magazine Archive & Search • Muhlenberg Home|
| ’01 | Allison Barton is now working for the Walt Disney Company in the cable division of ABC Cable Networks Group in New York City. She recently spent time with Megan Hoelzer, Tom Simon, Kate Deacon ’02, Amanda Giannini ’02, Jacki James ’02, Shira Levin ’02, Jordan Horn ’02 and Kelly Commerford ’02 in New York City. “We all wanted to spend some quality time together before Kelly bravely moved to Sevilla, Spain to teach English,” she writes. “Megan, Kate, Amanda and Jacki are also educating the youth and are loved by all their students. Shira, Tom, Jord and I are all working in the Big Apple and thoroughly enjoying city life!” By the time this magazine reaches you, Kate (Caldwell) and Jose-Luis Riera ’99 will have welcomed a baby girl! Jerry Diaz proposed to his girlfriend, Dorothée Delory, on Christmas Day 2002. Dorothée is a French citizen and teaches at Springton Lake Middle School, where Jerry is an eighth-grade language arts teacher. They are planning their wedding for mid-August 2004 in the countryside of Pas-de-Calais, France. Jerry is working on a master’s degree in English and working his way toward tenure in the Rose Tree Media School District in Media, Pa. He coaches seventh-grade basketball, sponsors the school’s drama club and is writing and producing a multi-cultural musical to be performed in Media in June 2003. Keri Greenberg and Michael Ball ’98 became engaged in January 2003 and are busy planning a May 2004 wedding. They currently live in Fairfield, Conn. Alexis Krum and Eric Blankenship are happy to announce their wedding, planned for August 23, 2003 at Philmont Country Club in Philadelphia. Alexis’ sister, Sabrina Krum ’06, will serve as maid of honor. The couple plan to honeymoon in Hawaii. Alexis is currently a sales and service representative for Origlio Beverage. Eric is a loan officer for Citifinancial. The two plan to live in the Bucks County area. Heidi Kunsch is a graduate student in the environmental pollution control program at Penn State, University Park. This summer, she’s researching pollution prevention with the EPA’s office of environmental innovation in Philadelphia. Kurt Kunsch, a trust officer at Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, is keeping busy as a part-time professional magician. He writes that he’s also acting at Forge Theatre in Phoenixville and studying voice under Richard Johnson. In November, Tressa McCallister sang the National Anthem in a private reception for President Bush. She has recently performed the role of Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof” in Nevada, and has performed in various productions at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. When not on stage, Tressa works for Leigh Keno of the “Antiques Roadshow” in his private American Antiques gallery in Manhattan. Mistia Mullins, a researcher at the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., sends in the happy news that Beth Koniers became engaged to Dave Brown ’00 on Valentine’s Day on the Muhlenberg campus. Rob Richman is an account manager with Leon L. Levy & Associates, heading up a new division of LLL Benefit Administrators, an in-house third-party administrator organization. He writes that he recently became a Certified Cobra Administrator and oversees flexible spending accounts, Cobra administration and online benefit communications. For the past year and a half, Rachel Scheiner has been working as a trust accountant for Stephen H. Rosen & Associates, an actuarial firm in Haddonfield, N.J. She has completed the first level of Pension Administrators exams, and is working toward her Pension Actuarial license. Aliza Vitberg is completing her second year as a math teacher at Longwood High School in Middle Island, N.Y. She’s working on her degree in counselor education. Heather Wassall is finishing her second year as a fifth-grade teacher at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. She sends this exciting news: “I got engaged on Christmas Eve with my family present! I’m now living in Westborough, Mass., with my fiancé, Jason Gervais.” Jason is a Nichols College graduate and a branch manager for Enterprise Rent-a-Car. A May 2005 wedding is planned.
| ’02 | David Basner has moved to New York City, where he assists audience coordinators for “The Late Show with David Letterman.” “I get people laughing before the show and ensure a good time is had by all,” he writes. Julie Goldberg writes that Aaron Dorfman ’00 proposed to her in the Haas bell-tower at Muhlenberg in March 2003. They’re planning a May ’04 wedding. Julie is working on her master’s in nutrition at Immaculata University and will begin a dietetic internship in September. Aaron is completing his third year as a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah Kessler and Jared Pasternak share this happy news: “We got engaged on April 5!” Jared is a student at N.Y. Medical College and Sarah is an admission counselor at Marymount College of Fordham University. She is pursuing a graduate degree in education at Fordham. Kelly Lehman reports that after hiking the Appalachian Trail with fellow ’Berg alum Alex Fichtel, she’s ready to go back to school and will attend law school in the fall of ’03. She sends this message to her classmates: “Lots of luck to all the other recent grads!” Samantha Swanson has been accepted into the master of science program for communication at Drexel University. She will concentrate in technical communication, while also acting as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses within the discipline. Currently, Samantha is working as a mortgage pricing representative at Cendant Mortgage and freelancing in the television and film industry. She recently finished editing an independent feature film that will make its debut on the festival circuit in the coming months. She has also been actively freelancing for the Arts and Entertainment Network and USA Track and Field. Brian Weiner is enrolled in the master of arts in teaching program at the College of New Jersey. He hopes to open an actor’s training and coaching center. Kimberly Widmann is employed as a research scientist for Bristol Myers Squibb Company in Wallingford, Conn. She was relocated from Wilmington, Del., in January and is now enjoying life as a homeowner in Middletown, Conn.
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