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page 23: ’30s - ’74

page 24: ’75 - ’84

page 25: ’85 - ’92

page 26: mini-mules

page 27: ’93 - ’96

page 28: ’97 - ’99

page 29: ’00
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page 30: ’01 - ’02

page 31: in memoriam

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| ’85 | By the time this issue of the magazine reaches your mailbox, Kenneth L. Buckwalter and Geri Anne Wilkinson will have welcomed their son, Andrew Seth, who was due in late September. The couple married on March 18, 2001, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Whitehall, Pa. The family resides in the parsonage of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Honesdale, Pa., where Ken is the pastor. Also living with them are Ken’s two sons, Matthew (age 9) and Daniel (age 6). Geri is currently on maternity leave from her job in the social services department of Wayne Memorial Hospital.


Anne (Whitemore) Hansen ’87

| ’87 | Glenn Ault and his wife Maria have been extremely busy over the last few years. After years of hard work, Glenn and Maria both completed their surgical residencies in June. Following medical school at Hahnemann (now Drexel), Glenn and Maria moved to California and they both did their surgical residencies at the University of Southern California (USC). Glenn notes that they “took the long road,” opting to do some research during residency, partly to take a break and partly to start a family. The couple has two children: Justin (age 5) and Taylor (age 3 1/2). The family makes its home in Hacienda Heights, Calif. During his research years, Glenn completed a master’s degree in education at USC. Glenn is currently one course and a dissertation away from completing his doctorate in education. When completed, he will be the first board-certified general surgeon in the country with a doctorate in education. Glenn is also in the process of completing a colon and rectal fellowship and will practice colon and rectal surgery when finished. Anne (Whitemore) Hansen was recently promoted to vice president of institutional advancement at Saint Michael’s College. She was formerly the director of special gifts at Saint Michael’s. Anne writes: “Working to advance the mission of Saint Michael’s is a pleasure because it fits perfectly in with my own personal values.” She and her husband David live in Grand Isle, Vt. Kevin Yorn and his wife Julie are enjoying spending time with their 2-year-old daughter Samantha. Kevin is a named partner at the Santa Monica-based entertainment law firm Barnes Morris Klein Mark & Yorn. The family makes its home in Brentwood, Calif.


Anne Searles ’88 and husband John Reel, Jan Jurden ’85, Sharon (Peifer) Gleichmann ’89, and Andrea (Dowhower) Vollmer ’87

| ’88 | Mike Abel was recently inducted into the Lancaster Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Honor. Before he received two letters in baseball and was a Middle Atlantic Conference all-star at Muhlenberg, he was a section all-star in basketball and baseball at Lancaster Catholic High School. He still holds the school’s basketball scoring record. Michael Marvin sends the following career and family updates: Michael works as an assistant professor of surgery at New York Medical College and is assistant attending at Westchester Medical Center, where he is a liver transplant and hepatolbiliary surgeon. He and wife Kelli Russ Marvin have two children, Alexa Russ and Ethan Grey, both born July 9, 1999. The family makes its home in Stony Point, N.Y. Anne Searles married John Reel on Oct. 12, 2002. Muhlenberg alumni in attendance (as seen in the photo with the bride and groom) included: Jan Jurden ’85, Sharon (Peifer) Gleichmann ’89, who served as the matron of honor, and Andrea (Dowhower) Vollmer ’87. Anne is the director of student activities and co-curricular development at Kutztown University. The couple resides in Allentown, Pa.

the nineties


Jennifer (Stevely) ’90 and Michael Ramondelli

| ’90 | Todd Dechter sends the following update: “My wife Cindy Stewart and I moved to Sydney, Australia, in December 2000, when she accepted a job with a government research organization. I am currently the quality manager for Tecra International, a food microbiology diagnostic test kit manufacturer. We are enjoying the fantastic Sydney weather, the multitude of beaches and national parks nearby, our home with a large garden and our 18-month-old cat Zoe. Best wishes to everyone back home in the United States.” Michelle Sager Dienno writes that after the sudden death of her husband Chris in December 1999, she and her daughters, Abigail (age 5) and Olivia (age 4), relocated from Bala Cynwyd, Pa., to Newburyport, Mass. The move to Newburyport was completed in January 2002. She and her daughters are very happy and thriving in their new community where Michelle is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys volunteering in her community and at her daughter’s school. She notes that it is a pleasure to be back in New England. Diana Hall Hobby and her husband John are living in Albany, Ga., and have just bought a new house. They have two children: Abby, age 7, and Zachary, age 2. Diana works as a staffing supervisor for Manpower, Inc., and John is in sales for Empire Distributors. Jennifer (Stevely) Ramondelli and Michael Ramondelli were married Jan. 23, 2002. They celebrated their marriage with family and friends in Bronxville, N.Y. Jennifer is a manager of financial analysis with Blyth, Inc. in Greenwich, Conn., and Michael owns and runs InfoShred, Inc., a shredding and document destruction business. The happy couple lives in Yonkers, N.Y.

| ’91 | Matthew Schloss opened his own general and cosmetic dentistry practice in Hamilton Square N.J. in 2000. He and his wife Allison live in Monmouth Junction, N.J.

| ’92 | Sherry (Barber) Goodrum has some exciting career news to share. On Oct. 1, 2002, she became a partner of the law firm now known as Miller, Lee, Goodrum & McAllister, P.C. in Columbus, Ga. Sherry will continue to focus on estate and tax planning, probate, guardianships, special needs trusts and charitable planning. Sherry and her husband Chuck live in Columbus. Kim Marie (Germuga) Rohrbach has stepped back into the classroom at Muhlenberg College, this time as a part-time lecturer for the education department. Kim works as a math teacher in Pottstown, Pa., at Owen J. Roberts High School. She and her husband Ken make their home in Alburtis, Pa.

 

 

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