Class of 1992

We are still on for all of our reunion events, despite the anticipation of wet weather.  Please visit our website for the latest updates  www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend.



25th Class Reunion in May 12-15, 2017

Mark your calendars now and join your classmates back at Penn to celebrate our 25th Reunion. Online Event Registration is open. 

There is a dedicated room block for the 25th Reunion at the Marriott Downtown.  Click here for hotel block information.  Below you can find other hotels offering general Penn Alumni Weekend room blocks. 

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Class Gift

Our reunion is a time to come together as a class and commemorate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. Every dollar raised means ensuring the ongoing health of Penn, and your personal gift is your vote of confidence in your alma mater.

Our Class Gift, with a goal of $7.55m and 650 donors, will support The Penn Fund, our class project, and financial aid. The Penn Fund is the University’s undergraduate unrestricted annual giving program. Gifts to The Penn Fund are immediately directed to the areas of the University that need support the most. These areas most often include student financial aid, residential experience, student life & academic support, and special University initiatives. A portion of this support will fund our class projects, The Class of 1992 College Green Porch in the Moelis Grand Reading Room in Van Pelt Library, and the creation of our Class of 1992 Endowed Scholarship. A plaque in the Library’s Class of 1992 College Green Porch (within sight of our Ivy Stone, just in front of College Hall!) will individually recognize all donors of $25,000 over five years or more to the reunion efforts.

Our class will also make an impact on campus through individual endowed scholarship gifts this reunion year, bolstering Dr. Gutmann’s vision of providing an accessible education to every deserving student at Penn. Since Penn’s all-grant financial aid program was launched nearly a decade ago, Penn is now the largest university in the country with an exclusively grant-aid policy for undergraduates. Penn remains committed to meeting the increasing needs of talented students, for whom and Ivy League education would not be possible without scholarship aid.

Join us today in making these goals a reality for our alma mater and the students who follow in our footsteps.  For more information about supporting Penn, please contact our Class Giving Director Rachel Swartz Robinson at rachelsw@upenn.edu or 215-898-3645.  You can also make a donation or pledge a gift to the Penn Fund by clicking here.

1992 Community Service Project

 


1992, Where are You?

How disappointed will you be if you make the trip back to Penn for our 25th Reunion and half of your friends don’t attend? Well, guess what? Since we are officially old, and did not have email addresses when we graduated from Penn, the University only has valid emails for about half of our class. So, we need your help!
  • Open this Google doc and review the list of classmates, all of whom either have no email in the Alumni Relations communications database, or the email on file is invalid
  • Find people you know and “claim” them by typing your name in the Note column or inserting a comment
  • Send updated email addresses for classmates to Penn92WhereAreYou@gmail.com, and Alumni Relations will update the database
We even provide suggested language for messages you can send to engage these missing classmates (using email, text, social media, etc.). Did we mention that there is a prize for the person who helps find the most classmates? Maybe even a few prizes.

Please share any questions or comments with us at Penn92WhereAreYou@gmail.com.

Pre-Reunion Events


25th Reunion Pricing



1/30 - Seattle
2/2 - Boston
2/13 - NYC Happy Hour 6:00-8:00 PM
2/23 - Philly "on campus" 5:30-7:30 PM, POD,
3636 Sansom Street
3/2 - LA
3/3 - Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield County Alumni, 6:30-8:30 PM, Rye Grill & Bar, 1 Station Plaza, Rye NY
3/7 - San Francisco, 5:30-7:30 PM, One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor (Nixon Peabody LLP)
3/8 - NYC
3/9 - Philly suburbs 6:30 PM at Besito in Ardmore
3/23- Chicago 5-7 PM
3/26 - 24361 N 73rd St, Scottsdale, Arizona  6-8 PM
4/8- 65 Country Club in Hillsborough, California (San Fran Bay Area) 2-4 PM

Check back as other pre-reunion events get planned. If you don't see your city listed and you want to host an event, contact Marisa Sifontes.


25th Reunion All Inclusive Pass - $225 (cost is per person)
Includes: Friday Party, Saturday Picnic, Saturday night Gala, Sunday Breakfast, and class reunion favor


A la Carte Pricing (cost is per person)

Friday 25th Reunion Welcome Back Party - $75
Penn Alumni Day Picnic Pass - $40 (Walk-on $50)
Child Picnic Pass- $15 includes QuakerKids
(Ages 6-16, children 5 and under are free)
Saturday Class of 1992 25th Reunion Gala - $135
Sunday All-Alumni Breakfast - $15

Child Care
A variety of fun activities for children will be offered at the Penn Children’s Center, a licensed childcare facility at 3160 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, at the Left Bank.

Childcare hours are Friday and Saturday 6 PM – Midnight. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The cost for childcare is $20 per hour for the first child; $5 per hour per child for additional children. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required by May 5, 2017, and can be paid online via credit card on the Alumni Weekend registration site. The remainder of the fee is due at the time you drop off your child. Reservations are only available until May 5.

You can sign up for childcare, submit the deposit, and download all required forms when you register for your 25th Reunion. Email cvlydon@upenn.edu if you have any questions. Your reservation will not be finalized and your child's spot will not be held until you have submitted the deposit online and returned the forms referenced above.



Thursday, May 11


Philadelphia Downtown Marriott

1201 Market Street

Class of 1992 will have a cash bar “lounge” set up on the Market Street side of the building on the mezzanine level just above the lobby. Come meet and greet after checking into the hotel!

Friday, May 12


What's Going on? How to Understand and Cope with the Teenage Brain

Co-sponsored by the Class of 1992, Alumni Education, and Penn Nursing Science

3:30 - 4:40 PM
G-17 Auditorium, Claudia Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall)
249 South 36th Street

What’s Going On? How to understand and cope with the teenage brain. Spend some time with teenagers and you will experience “teen brain.” From hormonal swings to emotional development, the impact on you and your teen is tremendous. But what’s really going on? Join us for a moderated panel to discuss the brain science and cognitive development behind the teenage brain and how to cope with it. Panelists will include Dr. Taliba Foster, C'92, a psychiatrist, Dr. Adam Weissman, C'02, a clinical psychologist, Michael Brody, C’92 W’92, a high school administrator and educator, and Penn Professor Dr. Catherine McDonald, RN, an expert in teen risk-taking behavior and injury prevention.

25th Reunion Welcome Back Party

7:00 - 11:00 PM
Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
3417 Spruce Street

Come join your 1992 classmates for our Friday night party “Sink or Swim 2.5".  In honor of our 25th Reunion, relive some of your favorite memories on campus as we reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  Enjoy bar food and light bites, as well as specialty cocktails and your old favorites from some of Penn’s oldest institutions: Smokes, Cavanaugh's and the Palladium.

This is a more casual evening, so everyone is encouraged to wear their Penn gear…a shirt from our college days, their favorite Penn sweatshirt…or at least something ‘red and blue’. Please note that this is an ‘adults only’ party, so please leave your little ones at home. Spouses and partners are most welcome.

$75 per person



Saturday, May 13


Making the Most of the “Golden Years”

10:00 - 11:15 AM
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard

This event is sponsored by the Nursing Class of 1992. Caring for yourself and your aging loved ones can be challenging, but the golden years are also filled with opportunity. Faculty members Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN FAAN, Pam Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, GNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN and Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, will discuss these challenges and opportunities, including the latest in research and care issues around healthy aging, mental health for care givers and the aging adult, improving quality of life for dementia patients living at home, and promoting physical activity for older adults.

Parade of Classes

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Hamilton Village (formerly Superblock)
Lineup begins at 11:45 AM

Alumni Day Picnic

12:30 - 3:30 PM
Join us at the Button under our 25th Reunion Tent.  Remember your red Penn shirt. 

Quaker Kids

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Houston Hall, Class of '49 Auditorium

Bring the whole family to paint the campus red and blue! Stop by after the picnic for great treats, fun activities, and a screening of the hit movie SING! Most appropriate for children ages ten and under.

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni on University-Community Engagement
Co-sponsored by the Class of 1992

4:45-6:00 PM (Reception 6:00-6:30)
Location Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St

As the Netter Center heads into its 25th Anniversary, hear from founding director Ira Harkavy (C’70, GR’79), alumni representing various reunion years, and a 2017 graduate about the many aspects—and lasting impact—of Penn’s local engagement with its West Philadelphia community. A light reception will follow the program. Advance registration is encouraged but not required.

Scott Millstein, C’92, Executive Director, Coro New York Leadership Center (moderator)
Joanna Chae, C’12, Director of Moelis Access Science, Netter Center, and Doctoral Student in Sociology, Columbia University
Dominique DeArmond, C’07, Major Gifts Officer, KIPP Foundation
Jared Fenton, C’17, Penn Civic Scholar and President and Founder of Penn Reflect
Risa Vetri Ferman, C’87, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County, PA
Johnathan L. Seeg, W’97, Managing Director, BlackRock Private Equity Partners




25th Reunion Gala

8:00 - Midnight
Houston Hall, Hall of Flags and the Bistro

Come “BACK TO THE BUTTON” as we celebrate nearly 30 years of friendship at the 1992 25th Reunion Gala! Saturday night’s party will take place in the heart of campus on College Green, in front of College Hall and adjacent to our Ivy Stone and our new Class of ’92 College Green Porch at Van Pelt library. Festivities will have something for everyone, including delicious food, drinks, dancing and a few cool surprises. Dress to impress!  Guys a sports jacket would be fine and ladies your little black dress or favorite pants outfit is great- just leave your high heels at home!

$135 per person

25th Reunion Saturday Night Kids Party

8:00 - Midnight
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
Ages 5 and up.  

For '92 classmates bringing children over five years old, there will be a supervised children space on College Green (additional cost per child) with a screening of The Lego Batman Movie, games, food and more! The University of Pennsylvania’s child care center is open for children ages three months to twelve years between six and midnight. Cost: $25 per child

Sunday, May 14


All-Alumni Breakfast

9:30 - 11:30 AM
Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and hot breakfast, and recoup from a fun-filled weekend.  Share photos and stories from the weekend, and make plans for your next visit to Penn!  Cost is $15 at the door or included in Alumni Weekend Pass.  


261st Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 15

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts


As the Class of 1992 marks its 25th reunion, class members are invited to don cap and gown and participate in the academic procession. Start time is 8 AM for continental breakfast and robing. The procession across campus begins at 9 AM; with the ceremony beginning at 10:15 AM. Rain or shine. A light lunch is provided after Commencement in Sweeten Alumni House. To participate, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/2017procession. For further information contact Jeanine McAdams at jmcadams@upenn.edu or 215-898-9538.

You must RSVP by April 1st to order regalia and be listed in the Commencement Program.


Reunion Leadership

Ira Hillman, Co-President
Brad Richards, Co-President

Jennifer Merves Robbins, Reunion Co-Chair
Marisa Sifontes, Reunion Co-Chair
Christina Smith Stille, Reunion Co-Chair
Belinda Buscher, Education Chair

Juan E. Alva, Gift Co- Chair
Suzanne Weiss Doft, Gift Co-Chair
Jennifer Goodman Feldman, Gift Co-Chair

Outreach Committee

Aaron Lubowitz
Alexa Chiang
Alix Jaffe
Alison Muir Keating
Allison Donovan
Amanda Rykoff
Annalise Carol
Anthony W. Crowell
Ari Shalam
Audrey Beeber David
Barbara Lewis Goose
Barbara Solit
Belinda Buscher
Bobbi Rebell Kaufman
Bonnie Baker
Brad Richards
Brandt McKee
Carladenise Edwards
Carolyn Aberman Gold
Carrie Kitchen
Caryn Karmatz Rudy
Chance Van Sciver
Charile Jutabha
Chris Bradie
Christina Ruppert
Christina Smith Stille
Courtney Spikes
Darryl Anderson
Davette Shorter
David Brause
David Kaplan
David Wessels
Donald Hatter


Eric Levin
Gia Daniller
Heidi Howard Tandy
Ira Hillman
Jackie Reses
James Brewer
Janette Suh Edelstein
Jason Battaglia
Jay Rudman
Jeanne Ehrenkrantz Fogel
Jen Platzkere
Jennifer Feldman Goodman
Jennifer Kitchin
Jennifer Merves Robbins
John Gamba
Jonathan Bing
Jose Carrion
Joshua Isaacs Joy Richter Weisbord
Juan Alva
Karen Manasse
Kirk Marcolina
Larry Altenburg
Laura Miller
Leslie Sondeen Opila
Leslie Dezer Salmon
Lori Fineman
Lucretia Denson
Lydia Miles Logan
Marc Goodman


Manoj Murjani
Marisa Sifontes
Marla Cureton
Matt Candel
Maureen Hernandez Sutton
Melissa Caldwell
Melissa Jacobs
Michael Gaviser
Mykola Konrad
Noreen Reilly Harrington
Pam Darby
Pamela Gonzalez
Peter Kitchin
Rena Cohen Kopelman
Rhonda DeFlorimonte Anderson
Rhonda Ebert Schnipper
Rose Esterly
Ryan Pavlovich
Sandy Berkowitz Gaffner
Scott Brion
Scott Millstein
Sean Gumbs
Sean Kelly
Stacey Turner
Stephanie Decker
Stephanie Grayson
Steve Pessagno
Steven Collins
Susie Orman Schnall
Suzanne Doft
Taliba Foster
Tracey Gaffin Moret
Virginia Woodruff
Wendy Seidel Vigroux
Yvonne Thomas

Gift Committee

Elise Abrutyn Barish
Ayesha Akmeida
Larry Altenburg
Nina Bauer Shapiro
Audrey Beeber David
David Brause
Paige Daly DeBlasi
Katherine Chuko Crowner
Stephanie Decker
Michael B. DeFlorio
Mark B. Denbo
MArk Epstein
Leslie Dezer Salmon
Kristen Dunseth Rodriguez
Rhonda Ebert Schnipper
Jeanne Ehrenkranz Fogel
Mark Epstein
Jason Ewell
Julie Feldman Lurie
Mike Gaviser
Stuart Goldstein
Ellen Haude
Ira J. Hillman


Caryn Karmatz Rudy
Lisa Katz Golod
Anessa Lee Karney
Aerin R. Lauder
Michael Lipsky
Erin A. Linn
Aaron Lubowitz
Jennifer Merves Robbins
Dana McDonald Strong
Lydia Miles Logan
Gregory D. Myers
Noreen Reilly Harrington
Jennifer Saul Rich
Kevin Scheetz
Jane Schneirov
Karen Schub Epstein
Ari Shalam
Laura S. Stein



Rose Stockwell Esterly
Mydung Tran Nachman
Beth Warshawsky Ricanati
David Karol Wassong
It's easy to become a member of the Harrison Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have named Penn as a beneficiary of a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy that benefits Penn in the future.   If you have included Penn in your will, or would like information about making a bequest or beneficiary designation of your retirement plan or life insurance to support The Penn Fund or your class scholarship, please contact Beth Delaney (215) 898-6171 or delaneye@upenn.edu, or visit www.giving.upenn.edu/gift-planning