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Jerussa Aita-Levy sends a photo and reports that she lives in New Orleans with her husband, Les Levy, and their four children. She has been on the pediatric emergency room faculty at the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans for the past eight years. . . . Joe Johnson writes that he was named a partner at the New York City law firm of Eaton & Van Winkle, where he specializes in commercial litigation. Joe received his J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was a member of its law review, in 1994. Joe is engaged to Claudette Scheffold from Piermont, N.Y., a graduate of Boston College. . . . Robyn Edwards Lihota (see ’92) . . . Jennifer Luce Sartor (see ’89).


Michelle Ferreri-Jacobia and her husband, Scott, send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Marie, in April. Samantha joins sisters, Elizabeth Rose (8) and Katherine Anne (4.5). . . . Paul Benning, his wife, Jodi, and their two children live in Maryland. In 2007, Paul graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in information and telecommunications systems and was accepted into the Alpha Iota Mu academic honor society. He continues to work at Noblis, where he consults with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Their son, Taylor, was born in 2005. . . . Theresa Olszewski Carik, her husband, Jason, and their son, Mitchelll, live in Illinois. In May, Theresa was the luncheon speaker at a manufacturers’ conference attended by more than 150 people. . . . Sue Kieffer and her husband, Todd Williams, live in Texas. She is director of administrative and academic affairs in the department of psychology at the University of Houston. . . . Jamie LaPierre and her husband, Mark Rowland, live in New York. In October 2007, Jamie began work with Invitrogen, a biotech company. . . . Mike Lihota and his wife, Robyn Edwards Lihota ’91, live in Pennsylvania with their children, Katie and Charlie. Mike coaches his kids’ baseball and softball teams and continues to work in sales. Robyn is a clinical instructor of physical therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. . . . Steve Muscato, his wife, Ann Michelle Perricelli Muscato, and their children, Megan and Matthew, moved to a new home in Texas. Steve’s company, TXU, was sold last year and he has stayed on with additional responsibilities. Ann Michelle has started a Creative Memories consulting business. . . . Valery Perry has spent the past nine years in Sarajevo, where she is working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In fall 2007, she took a three-week road trip across Europe, driving to Serbia, Benelux, and Scandinavia. This spring, she went to Cyprus, Bahrain, and Jordan, and visited the U.S. for a symposium on frozen conflicts. Valery bought an apartment in Sarajevo. Visitors welcome—it’s a great place, she notes. . . . Usha Shastry, her husband, Pawan Roy, and their two children live in Massachusetts. In January 2007, Usha gave birth to Priya, who joins brother Rishi. Usha works at Raytheon as a systems engineer. . . . Matt Warmuth, his wife, Maria, and their son, Hayden, welcomed Nathan Thomas in May. He just missed Matt’s birthday by an hour and a half. The family lives in Michigan. . . . John Wortman Jr., his wife, Ann, and their children, Ainsely and Jack, live in Massachusetts. John works on graphics chips at AMD, and Ann’s online boutique ( more than doubled its sales last year. . . . Elizabeth Cogliano Young and her husband, Jason, welcomed their newest addition to the family in June 2007, Giada Elizabeth. Giada joins siblings, Alex and Maddie. Liz continues to work at MIT, is treasurer for the local Junior Woman’s Club, and is on the parent board at her children’s school.


Sarah Heim Keyes, her husband, Tommy, and their two children, Jacob and Megan, live in New York. Sarah works part time coordinating her team and seeing students, including multiply handicapped deaf and hard-of-hearing kids. . . . Tracie Jordan Kustra and her husband, Ante, have a summer full of family weddings, including one in Germany in June (Ante’s sister), one in Maine in August (Ante’s other sister), and one in November for Tracie’s twin sister, Stacie. Their son, Joseph, turned 1 year old in June.


Katy Bayard is the vice president of marketing and administration for a solar electric company, SolarDock. She earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina and now lives in Delaware. . . . Louise Aibel Litt, her husband, Dan, and their twins, Ari and Zoe, live in New York City. They vacationed in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta this year. . . . Anna Zacher married Matt Aistrich in December 2006. Their first child, Leila, was born this June. In July, they moved from Pennsylvania to Finland, and they are now living in downtown Helsinki.


Daniel Goldberg and his wife, Mary Lynn George, report the birth of their third son, Bennett Andrew, in April. He joins big brothers, Ethan (6) and Spencer (4). Daniel and family live in Clarksburg, Md., where he works for financial information services provider Thomson Reuters.


Rachel Dickler Coker writes that she has taken a new job as associate director of research advancement at Binghamton University. She’s editing an annual research magazine and doing science writing. She also continues to freelance on topics ranging from travel to wine.


Jennifer Brand Ciafullo and her husband, John, send a photo to announce the birth of their son, John William, who was born last December. The family resides in New Jersey, where Jennifer works as a senior writer and manager of medical writing services for Quintiles Transnational. . . . Thomas Nasheri writes that he has graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. “I will be starting a traditional internship for one year back home in Cleveland, Ohio,” he writes. “My long-term goal is to pursue anesthesiology after my internship.” . . . Andrea Eder Salis announces the birth of her son, Mason Daniel, born in January. . . . Megan Engleman Swope, her husband, Eric, and their 3-year-old son, Gavin, welcomed Justin Thomas in April.


Jeremy Rothman has been named the Philadelphia Orchestra’s vice president for artistic planning and will start in September. The orchestra’s president, James Undercofler ’67E, is a former dean of the Eastman School. . . . Victoria Rutkowski-Dennis and husband of five years, Patrick, send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Anya Grace, in December 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital. They live in Fairport, N.Y., and the photo was taken at this year’s Lilac Festival in Rochester. . . . Clare Terni was among six graduate students at the University of Virginia to receive a $25,000 dissertation-year fellowship. Clare, who studies anthropology, was chosen for excellence in teaching and research.