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Class Notes: Fall 2021


A. David Landsperger, BS metallurgical engineering ’69, launched a podcast, Two Old Bucks.

Richard N. Westcott, BS business administration ’60, authored his 27th book, “Amazing Phillies Feats —The Greatest Player Performances in Philadelphia Phillies History.” Former Phillies President, Bill Giles, wrote the foreword.


Ramona Broomer, BS design ’79, professor of theater and director of costume design at Lock Haven University since 2001, graduated in 2021 from Duquesne University with a doctor of education degree in instructional technology.

Kim Holston, MS library science ’76, published “Scarlett Johansson: The Life and Films” (McFarland & Co., 2021).

Bohdan Pankiw, BS C&E general studies ’73, was honored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Public Utility Law Section Christianson Award on May 25 at the virtual Public Utility Law Conference.

Roseann B. Termini, BS human behavior and development ’75, wrote, “The COVID-19 Modern Era Pandemic — The Impact of the 1905 United States Supreme Court decision of Jacobson: Compulsory Vaccination under State Police Power vs. the Individual Right to Refuse a Vaccination” (Vol. 27 Issue 2 Del. Law Rev. 2021). Termini also had several speaking engagements on COVID-19.

Marlene Rabinowitz Wolf, MD medicine, MCP ’77, authored a poetry travel guide titled, “Serenity View: Poems and Images from the Blue Ridge Mountains.”


Martin G. Belisario, BS mechanical engineering ’85, attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, has been named among the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Frederick A. Brinker, BS civil engineering ’85, MS ’90, received the Geotechnical Engineer of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD medicine, HU ’87, former chief of plastic surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Network, and former associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, served as a volunteer physician vaccinator during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the vaccination process was just rolling out.

Stephen A. Courtney, BS electrical engineering ’80, was appointed deputy director of the Department of Information Technology for the City and County of Honolulu by Mayor Rick Blangiardi.

Eileen Eckhart-Strauch, MS home economics ’82, earned her doctorate degree in higher education administration from Immaculata University.

Amy E. Furness, BS retail management ’89, was named first vice chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Richard A. Martino, BS civil engineering ’81, received the Structural Engineer of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Anthony Rollo, MBA business administration ’80, attorney at McGlinchey Stafford, has been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers 2022 “Lawyers of the Year.”

Lorraine Trubin Drobny, BS retail management ’81, was appointed as the first female chair of the board of trustees in Abramson Senior Care’s 155-year history.


Elizabeth G. Baldwin, BS civil engineering ’97, received the Government Service Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

George Cressman, BS civil engineering ’90, MS ’92, was hired as senior project manager at Urban Engineers.

Archibald S. Filshill, MS civil engineering ’96, PhD ’11, received the Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Gina Furia Rubel, BS corporate communication ’91, was recognized by Lawdragon among the 2021 LAWDRAGON Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting.

John Simmons, BS electrical engineering ’92, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, was named among the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.


Andrew Joseph Bechtel, BS architectural engineering, civil engineering ’06, received the Educator of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Donald A. Gusic, BS civil engineering ’01, received the Engineering Manager of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Andrew Knox, BS history-politics ’04, associate at Timoney Knox LLP, was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Rising Stars® list.

Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH community health and prevention ’09, will be celebrating 16 years of marriage to husband, Gamal Baker, BS information systems ’01. Their twins, Gavin and Jemma, are 10, and their youngest, Amari is 4. Baker is starting a new professional role as the research director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also the co-host of A Tribe Called Fertility, a maternal health and fertility podcast for women of color.

Mohamed Aly Elghawy, BS civil engineering ’09, received the Construction Engineer of the Year Award for 2021 from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Jameka McGraw-Byrd, MS science of instruction ’08, was appointed as executive director at Catholic Partnership Schools.

Ankur Patel, BS business administration ’06, started a playing card company, Evernia, that promotes equality.

Devon Segel Perry, MBA business administration ’05, expanded her business, Segel Associates — a full-service marketing and communications firm based in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Madhuri Sinha Dholakia, MD medicine ’02, authored her first book, “The White Coat Diaries,” about a young doctor’s struggle to survive residency, love and life.

Patrick Williams, BS civil engineering ’04, senior project manager and southwest regional leader at Urban Engineers, was named to ENR’s 2021 class of Top Young Professionals in the country.


Monique Bell, PhD business administration ’13, published, “Terroir Noir: 2020 Study of Black Wine Entrepreneurs,” a study that captures survey data among a unique, barrier-breaking group of Black business owners. This trade report led to the launch of the Sip Consciously directory.

Ross M. Goren, BS biological sciences ’10, was elected as partner at Weber Gallagher.

Kate Hynes, BS business administration ’10, was elected as a partner of Stock and Leader LLP.

Michael Martin, BS business administration ’15 and sister, Morgan Martin, BS business administration ’19, were featured in an Essence magazine article written by their mother. Both are starting their first year at Columbia Law School this fall.

Robert A. Martinez, EdD educational leadership and management ’13, was named the superintendent/CEO for Griffin Technology Academies.

Carmen Mercado, BS mechanical engineering ’16, was the recipient of the Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award from Great Minds in STEM in 2020.

Rosa Lee Parks-Green, JD law ’13, joined Temple University’s Diversity Nexus as the assistant director in the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance.

Tulsie Patel, BS in biological sciences ’11, completed her residency training and started her own private practice, Sol Wellness and Psychiatry, in South Florida.

Kelly S. Patterson, MLAS laboratory animal science ’15, is the 2020 U.S. recipient of the AAALAC International Fellowship Award.

Austin Williams, MD medicine ’13, completed his general surgery residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the primary editor of a textbook for medical students, “Surgery Morning Report; Beyond the Pearls.” He will be completing a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Baby Dragons

Laurel Chadwick Moskowitz, BS TV production & media management ’12, and Samuel Moskowitz, BS film & video ’13, welcomed their first child, Alice Ann Moskowitz, on Feb. 25, 2021.

moskowitz baby

Jason Matthew Malumed, MBA business administration ’15, and his wife welcomed their daughter, Sienna Harriet Malumed, on April 30, 2021.

Jason Malumed Daughter Sienna

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