Winter 2004 Magazine Archive & SearchMuhlenberg Home


page 20: ’56 - ’66

page 21: ’67 - ’80

page 22: ’81 - ’87

page 23: ’88 - ’91

page 24: ’92 - ’95

page 25: ’96 - ’97


page 26: ’98 - ’99

page 27: ’00 - ’01

page 28: mini-mules ’79 - ’93

page 29: mini-mules ’94 - ’03

page 30: ’02 -’03

page 31: in memoriam

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Renu (Dogra) ’98 and Marc Greenberg ’98

Libbi (Pannone) ’98 and Jon Skivo ’00

| ’98 | After graduating with a doctorate in optometry from Nova Southeastern University in May 2003, Joie Brody has relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., with her boyfriend, Matthew Miller. She works for Nationwide Vision in Phoenix. On November 7, 2003, Marcy Emanuel and Ken Keltai announced their engagement to family and friends. Their wedding is planned for October 16, 2004, at the Dellwood Country Club in New City, N.Y. Ken is an assistant landscape architect for Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architecture (EKLA), based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Marcy is the operations manager for the training department at Aon Consulting in Manhattan. David Garbe and Shelly Markowitz ’99 are happy to announce their engagement. They are planning a May 2004 wedding and recently bought a house in Pennsauken, N.J. David is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and Shelly is a middle school math teacher and high school varsity softball coach. Renu (Dogra) and Marc Greenberg were married in July 2003 at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. Muhlenberg alumni in attendance included Jessica (Hoover) Cimini, Laurie Kennedy, MB Morris, Libbi (Pannone) Skivo, Peter Dunlaevy, Marko Kipa and Jon Skivo ’00. Renu and Marc currently reside in Miami, Fla., where Marc is attending law school and Renu is working as an account executive for Marc USA Advertising. Melanie (Strickland) Lieberman and her husband, Douglas, are getting ready to celebrate their fifth anniversary with a trip to New Orleans. Their daughter, Jordan, recently celebrated her first birthday. The family lives in West Chester, Pa. On August 9, 2003, Libbi (Pannone) and Jon Skivo ’00 exchanged marriage vows in an afternoon ceremony on the beach of Ocean City, N.J. Libbi walked down the aisle to the sounds of a steel drummer and the couple surprised their guests by arriving to the bay side reception on a fishing boat. Among members of the wedding party were ’Berg graduates Renu Dogra Greenberg, Laurie Kennedy, MB Morris, David Brassler ’00 and Christian Davidson ’00. Other Muhlenberg alumni who were a part of the couple’s day were Jessica (Hoover) Cimini, Carey Hilton ’99, JoAnne (Strug) Kanuk ’99, Jaime (DeMartino) ’00 and Keith McDonald ’00, John North ’93, Andy Pratt ’96 and Joshua Simons. The newlyweds have made Center City Philadelphia their first home together. Christy Rudderow happily announces her engagement to Bill Skibicki of Dover, Del. Christy and Bill met at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where the both work – Bill as a nurse and Christy in her second year of family-practice residency. “Bill asked me to marry him while we were on vacation in San Francisco after attending the wedding of Andrea (Cook) Kelley ’98 in Folsom, Calif.,” writes Christy. A May 2004 wedding is planned in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

| ’99 | Noelle Bates sends this news: “While working full-time as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I completed my MSN degree and CRNP certification at UPenn in August. I accepted an inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner position with the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition in September, and bought a home the following week. I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing hospital, and can’t believe they’re paying me to do something I love. Questions about Muhlenberg came up several times during interviews. I still can’t walk past a ginkgo tree in University City without thinking about Dr. Niesenbaum’s classes!” Jorge and Jolly (Benitez) Becerra were married July 4, 2003. Jolly is a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Heightstown, N.J. Jason Bergman is an associate attorney at the law firm of Bee Ready Fishbein Hatter & Donovan, LLP, specializing in lender representation and real estate litigation. He currently resides in Lawrence, N.Y. Larry Carney is now the producer of ABC2 News at 5 and 5:30 in Baltimore, Md. Previously, he was the creator and producer of FOX45 Morning News. Amanda Gevens and her husband, Steven Jordan, just celebrated their first anniversary. Amanda is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, where she is a research assistant in the department of plant pathology. After teaching for four years at the elementary level, Mike Peterson is teaching ninth-grade math in the Boyertown Area School District, Boyertown, Pa.


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