Winter 2003 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 22: ’40s - ’60

page 23: ’61 - ’81

page 24: ’83 - ’95

page 25: ’96 - ’97

page 26: mini-mules

page 27: ’98 - ’99

page 28: ’00 -’02
A day that Muhlenberg College
will remember for a long time

page 29: in memoriam

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| ’83 | Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks-Cope sends the following update: He and his wife Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope have four children: Tricia, age 15, Trevor, age 14, and Timmy and Taylor, both 5. Suzanne serves St. Andrews Presbyterian Church while Scott is senior chaplain and clinical pastoral education (CPE) supervisor at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. In this role, Scott provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families and staff. He also supervises intern and resident chaplains in the CPE program. Scott is an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister of Word and Sacrament. He also serves a small church, Calvin Presbyterian Church, on the weekends. Scott says the family loves living in Jacksonville, where they have been for the past 12 years. Scott says he is planning to return to Muhlenberg in May for his 20th reunion and is looking forward to being with old friends and classmates. Brian T. Ortelere recently joined, as a partner, the labor and employment group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, the nation’s eighth-largest law firm. Brian will continue his practice, which focuses on the defense of class action lawsuits challenging the administration of employee pension plans. Brian and his wife Gretchen M. Santamour reside in Philadelphia. Kristin (Werner) Romell recently returned to work part-time as director of ministry development for Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester, N.Y. Rick Wilson sends the following message to his classmates: “Everyone in the Class of 1983 should attend the 20-year reunion in May!”

(From left to right) Alpha Chi Omega sisters from the Class of 1989, Joann DiCarlo Mertz, Kimberly Hendrickson Wilding, Kimberly Legg Corba and Barbra Winward Forscht got together for the christening of Kim Wilding’s daughter in August.

| ’89 | Kimberly Legg Corba sends the following news: She got together in August 2002 with Alpha Chi Omega sisters Joann DiCarlo Mertz, Kimberly Hendrickson Wilding and Barbra Winward Forscht for the christening of Kim and Chris Wilding’s third child, daughter Megan, in Point Pleasant, N.J. All of their children had a great afternoon together, including Joann’s two children, Sabrina, age 6, and Dominick, age 4; Kim Corba’s son R.J., age 2; Kim Wilding’s three children, Matthew, age 4, Andrew, age 2, and Megan, five months; and Barb’s two sons, David, age 3 and Jared, age 1.


the nineties

| ’90 | After contemplating various potential careers, Daniel Shire has settled on something he loves. Daniel earned a paralegal degree as well as his fine arts degree and took a number of computer science courses, but reports that “after all, I love to work with people, so nursing is perfect.” Daniel has not abandoned his love of art and still does freelance art, working in watercolors; he loves to show examples of his work. Daniel lives in Catasauqua, Pa.

| ’91 | Michael Lefkowitz has become a partner in the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. Michael, a resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has a national commercial real estate practice with a focus in the areas of sales and acquisitions, and 1,300-plus attorneys in 32 offices worldwide. Michael resides in Rockville, Md., with his wife Paula and their four-month-old son Robert.

‘Berg of the future? Pictured are Ben and Alli Christian (children of Mike ’92 and Jennifer (Farnsworth) Christian ‘92); Jacqui Barbieri (daughter of Tom and Angela (Lightburn) Barbieri ‘92); Anthony Saporito (son of Rich and Lynn (Carannante) Saporito ‘92).

| ’92 | Paul Robert Edwards is engaged to Stefani Allyn Weiss. A May 25, 2003 wedding is planned. Paul works for Unitime Systems and Stefani is employed by the Louisville Family Animal Hospital. On Oct. 1, 2002, Sherry (Barber) Goodrum became a partner in the law firm now known as Miller, Lee, Goodrum & McAllister, P.C. She will continue to focus on estate and tax planning, probate, guardianships, special needs trusts and charitable planning. She and her husband Chuck live in Columbus, Ga. William Gross is the director of procurement and package engineering at Tyco Healthcare in Phillipsburg, N.J. William serves as the global director of chemical procurement. He and his wife Tiffany have two children, Grayson, age 2, and 8-month-old Liam. The family lives in Macungie, Pa., having moved to the Lehigh Valley in July 2002. Lisa M. Pasquarello VMD, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has recently accepted a position in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a six-doctor practice that specializes in emergency medicine, orthopedics and internal medicine in the Salt Lake Valley.

| ’94 | David Eberson was recently promoted to executive director of human resources for a large contract sales pharmaceutical company in Upper Saddle River, N.J. He and his wife Kathleen are expecting their second child in June 2003. The family resides in Hillsdale, N.J. Bart Semcer and Alexia Bailey were married in Alexandria, Va., in September 2002. Alexia is the founder and CEO of Magnolia Enterprises. Bart is associate Washington D.C. representative for the Sierra Club.

Several ‘Berg friends gathered for the bris of Cathy and Adam Brodsky’s son, Maximillian Cole, on Dec. 24, 2002. In attendance from left to right are: Pilar Bauta ’96, Dana (Glaser) Werner ’96, Adam Brodsky ’95, Cathy (Hakim) Brodsky ’95, John Sorger ’96 and Brooke Myers ’96.

Many ‘Berg alums joined Amy Elizabeth Brown ’97 and her husband Kevin Michael Gamarello in celebrating their wedding in July at the Rockleigh (N.J.) Country Club.

| ’95 | Cathy (Hakim) and Adam Brodsky celebrated the bris of their son, Maximillian Cole, on Dec. 24, 2002, with many Muhlenberg friends. Max is Cathy and Adam’s second child. Their little girl Alexa is two and one half years old. Ben Johnsen is featured playing drums on Tom Burris’ new album “For Sale,” released Sept. 10, 2002 on Tomato Records and available in all Tower, Virgin, Barnes & Noble and Borders Books & Music stores. On June 28, 2002, J. Arden Teurfs and Dr. Prody Borboroglu ’90 were married in Glen Glove, Long Island. The couple honeymooned in Europe and then settled in Virginia Beach, Va. Rebecca Tolmach still lives in Vermont and now works for the Vermont Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization. She coordinates publications, media relations and events. In her spare time, she enjoys playng with her dogs and learning more about Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.


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