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2010s

Adham Elnashai ’19 Com received the Audience Award in the third annual Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award for a film he directed, titled Rahma. He directed the film while in a fellowship for Frieze LA, in partnership with Endeavor Content, Deutsche Bank, and nonprofit Ghetto Film School.
Everado Tapia ’13 Eng joined Butzel law firm’s Detroit office as an associate in the firm’s International Business Practice Group. He lives in Detroit.

2000s

Gary Cimperman ’07 , ’09 MA Lib was promoted to tournament and assistant camp director at High Performance Tennis Academy in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. He lives in Philadelphia.
Pulkit Shah ’06 Bus , the director of finance at OkCupid, was named to the Princeton-Blairstown Center Board of Trustees. He lives in New York.
Patrick Darno ’05 Eng was named principal at law firm Fish & Richardson. He focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and counsels in areas like bioinformatics, mobile communications, e-commerce, databases, and data processing. He lives in Oakton, Va.
Ross Bagley ’05 Com was promoted to partner at law firm Pryor Cashman. He is a member of the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practice group and media and entertainment group. He lives in New York.
David A. Herman ’05 Lib , ’08 JD Law was elected to partner at the Nicolson Law Group PC. He is an expert litigator who has also been an active participant in the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, representing numerous individuals on a pro bono basis. He lives in Ambler, Pa.
Keith McMillen ’04 Bus was promoted to operations controller for Vision RNG, a renewable natural gas producer. He lives in Canonsburg, Pa.
Gary H. Dadamo ’00 Lib , ’03 Sci joined Pennsylvania education law firm Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP as an associate. His areas of practice include civil rights defense, labor and employment, employment discrimination, and municipal law. He lives in Monroeville, Pa.
Candice Watts ’00 Agr , a veterinarian of more than 15 years for VCA Animal Hospitals, was celebrated and recognized by the organization as a leader and mentor in her profession as part of Black History Month. She currently practices at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park in Maryland. She lives in Laurel, Md.

1990s

Jessica Loker ’99 Com was promoted to vice president of politics and senior executive producer of FOX News Sunday. She oversees political newsgathering and logistics in addition to managing the network’s one-hour Sunday public affairs program. She lives in Washington, D.C.
James Decker ’97 H&HD was named general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego in December 2021. He lives in San Diego.
Jeffrey Poirot ’97 H&HD was promoted to vice president of the New Development Consulting and Property Management Division of FirstService Residential. He has more than 20 years of experience in luxury property management and sales, as well as owner relations. He lives in Haworth, N.J.
Nakia Jackson-Hale ’97 H&HD (Cheerleading, Parmi Nous) was promoted to assistant dean of the School of Nursing at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She lives in Las Vegas.
James Snyder ’95 Eng (AROTC) retired after 26 years of service in the U.S. Army. He and his family live in Grafenwöhr, Germany.
Meredith Rothstein Rinn ’95 H&HD , and her husband, John, welcomed a baby girl, Madison Elizabeth, on April 7, 2021. They live in Boca Raton, Fla.
Lisa Bostany Butowsky ’91 H&HD , founder and certified etiquette instructor at Your Charming Child Etiquette Instruction for Children and Teens, and her sibling, Donna Bostany ’89 A&A, published their second book, Mr. Mistake, Mind Your Manners in a Restaurant (Headline Books Inc.). She lives in Perkasie, Pa.
Sachin Talusani ’90 Sci , a radiologist in the Centura Health system, was elected president of Colorado Imaging Associates PC, a private practice radiology group that provides services across the Denver metropolitan area and the Rocky Mountains region. He also serves on the board of directors for Longmont United Hospital and Centura Health Ambulatory Services. He and his family live in Longmont, Colo.

1980s

Donna Bostany ’89 A&A , a certified etiquette instructor, and her sister, Lisa Bostany Butowsky ’91 H&HD, published their second book, Mr. Mistake, Mind Your Manners in a Restaurant. She lives in Union City, N.J.
Tom Lundquist ’87 Sci is chief medical officer of Highmark Health Plan and SVP Enterprise Integrated Care Delivery, Highmark Health. He and his wife, Kirsten Staats Lundquist ’90 Edu, split their time between Pittsburgh and Virginia Beach, Va., close to their seven children and two grandchildren.
Timothy V. Rowe ’87 Bus retired in 2019 from his 32-year career at Volvo Cars, where he most recently served as senior director of logistics for North and South America. He now runs a certified organic farm, Blue Sky Sunny Day Farm, with his wife, Lillian. They live in Charleston, S.C.
Nanette Mutrie ’86 PhD , H&HD retired as the chair of physical activity for health at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, she co-authored the 4th edition of The Psychology of Physical Activity for Health (Routledge). She lives in Scotland.
Ted Whiton ’85 Eng was named executive general manager for the U.S. West region at GHD, a global professional services company that specializes in engineering, construction, and architecture. He has worked for the company for more than 20 years. He lives in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Robert Wolfe ’83 Eng retired in 2021 as lead systems engineer for the Defense Health Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and worked for L3 Technologies and BearingPoint. He lives in Silver Spring, Md.
Dee Ann Eckert Donnelly ’82 Com (ΧΩ) was promoted to vice president of sales for Frontier Co-op, a wholesaler of natural and organic products. She lives in Lakeport, N.H. Her father: Harvey Eckert ’59 Bus. Brother: Brian Eckert ’02 Lib. Son: Ryan Donnelly ’18 Sci.
Jeff Allison ’82 Edu retired from the Department of the Navy after more than 37 years of service. His spent his last 13 years on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He lives in Burke, Va.
Tammy A. Beil ’80 H&HD , ’99 MBA Bus retired from a 40-year career in sales marketing leadership, most recently serving as vice president of marketing for ZeroEyes, an artificial intelligence weapons detection platform. Previously, she held leadership roles at FedEx, Lucent Technologies, and private equity–backed firms. She lives in Blue Bell, Pa.

1970s

Joseph J. Gomber ’79 Lib retired in 2020 as a director for the U.S. Department of Defense. He lives in Bethlehem, Pa.
Roger Marietta ’75 Lib , an associate professor of political science at Albany State University, was presented with the eHero Award by University System of Georgia eCampus in recognition of his service to students and high performance in online education. He lives in Albany, Ga.
Donald Brandt ’74 Eng was named a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He lives in Phoenix.
Edward J. Harpham ’73 Lib retired as dean of the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he joined the faculty 40 years prior. Harpham was the first director of the university’s honors program, and in 2014 became the program’s first dean. He is currently on a research sabbatical studying the philosophy of Scottish economist Adam Smith. He lives in Richardson, Texas.
Gerald T. Rodkey ’71 Lib (AROTC) retired after serving for 50 years with the U.S. Department of Defense. He served 12 years of active duty in the U.S. Army after being recruited by the National Security Agency. He continued in the Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel. While holding various positions at the NSA, retiring, and then rejoining the organization in 2011, he contributed toward the accomplishments of classified missions in the U.S. and overseas. He lives in Ellicott City, Md.

1960s

Leonard Schwartz ’66 Edu and his family established the HJD Memorial Scholarship in honor of their sibling, Helene J. Dublisky ’79 Agr. The scholarship supports students majoring in management at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. He lives in Conshohocken, Pa.