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'94 On Jan. 4, Nicole Evans Bassett and her husband, Bryan, welcomed their second child, Evan Charles. Evan's sister, Jera, turned 2 in December. The Bassett family resides in Macungie, Pa., where Nicole is a stay-at-home mom. Philip Frank and Kristi Sorbello were married July 24, 1999. Rachel (Fremont) Alansky, David Shatz, Karen (Andersen) Viola, Rich Meagher '93 and Heather Blakeslee '96 participated in the ceremony. Other alumni in attendance were Kevin Alansky, Amy Cohen '93 and Liz Yannet '93. After living in Minnesota for three years, the Franks have moved back to the east coast and are living and working in the New York area. In March, Jeremy Keppler started working at JP Morgan in New York. Jeremy completed the Michelin One Lap of America Auto Race, finishing third in his class and 45th out of 113 entries overall. Following their March 4 wedding, Daniele Kiely and Kayson Brown moved to Salt Lake City, where Kayson is pursuing a degree in cello performance at the University of Utah, and Daniele is the retail sales manager at Oasis Stage Werks, a theatrical lighting equipment dealer. The Browns enjoy living in the shadow of the beautiful Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Robert G. Klock, a district representative with Lutheran Brotherhood's Eastern Pennsylvania Agency in Allentown, Pa., qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and joined the organization recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance-based financial services business. About 32 percent of Lutheran Brotherhood's 1,200-member field force became members of the 1999 MDRT through high-level client service and sales production. Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal benefit society of 1.2 million Lutherans joined together for financial security, charitable outreach and volunteer service, now ranks among the top 10 companies worldwide in the number of MDRT members. Souderton, Pa., resident Diana Renner Moyer currently works part-time as a human resources recruiter with Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania, so she can be home more with her 1-year-old, Drew. She and husband Doug are expecting their second child in December. Long Branch, N.J., resident Sherry A. Podhayny received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in May. She completed her master's of science in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at Rutgers in 1996. She wrote, "I am extremely glad that I spent my undergraduate years at Muhlenberg. Numerous professors, such as the late Dr. Vaughan and Dr. Schmoyer, provided a strong foundation in biological sciences as well as many fields of liberal arts." Heidi Richter Pollicove and husband Matthew welcomed their second child, Elisabeth Dalia, on May 10. The family lives in Morganville, N.J.
Kory (Kratzer) Prehl '95 and husband Bill with sons Max (l) and Tyler
'95 Kevin Beaurline and Anne Patten are pleased to announce their engagement. A spring 2001 wedding is planned. Kevin is an account executive with Wolverine World Wide; Anne is an associate in campus recruiting with Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Global Investment Banking Division. They live in Greenwich, Conn. Adam Brodsky and wife Catherine (Hakim) welcomed Alexa Sarah on Aug. 15. Jennifer Gruber married Craig Stein on July 2. Jennifer teaches fifth grade in Middletown, N.J. The Steins live in Edison, N.J. In August, Deborah Nelson received a master's degree in the physician assistant program from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales. Kory (Kratzer) Prehl and husband Bill celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in June. They were married in Egner Memorial Chapel. The couple have been blessed with two wonderful children - Max William was born Sept. 8, 1998, and Tyler Timothy was born Dec. 23, 1999. Max and Tyler are the first grandchildren of Dr. Glenn S. Kratzer '70. The Prehls live in Allentown, Pa., where Kory stays at home with the boys. Bill is a network engineer. On Aug. 28, Scott Trachtenberg and his wife, Adrienne, welcomed their first child, Chloe, into their Boynton Beach, Fla., family. Scott and Howard Hymowitz recently sold their business to Ez2get.com, a national delivery service/Internet company where both currently work as sales and operations managers. On Sept. 2, Melissa Whitaker accepted the marriage proposal of Marc Oliver; they are planning a Sept. 2, 2001 wedding. Currently living in Mahwah, N.J., Melissa is a managing editor for Prentice Hall Higher Education.