Monthly Archives: January 2018

Paper Memories from M&T (31 Weeks To Go)

By Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Editor’s note: Eli found this treasure trove of academic memorabilia in his basement recently (along with a “pristine, never-read copy of the 1993 Record”), and shared a little about each item. Do current students do anything on paper anymore?!

  • An old M&T Planning Guide – Every engineering student had to complete a Planning Guide and get approval from a faculty advisor. You would plan all the classes you would take during your college life! Back in the days, a College career required 32 credits, Wharton needed 36 credits, and Engineering, 40 credits (5 classes x 8 semesters). Management & Technology required 48 credits!
M&T planning guide at University of Pennsylvania

An M&T planning guide provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

  • A CSE 121 Mid-term – with questions in ML, a programming language created 45 years ago. The current CSE 121 teaches Java, created 2 years and 6 days after we graduated!
CSE 121 Midterm at Penn #93tothe25th

CSE 121 Mid-term provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

  • The cover page of a Southeast Asia report –  for Mgmt 234. That was one of our last group assignments, with Minal Damani, W’93, Mireya Kam, C’93, W’93, Andres Lopez, W’93, and Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93 as Wharton ’93 seniors. Just printing the cover page took a long time in those days in a first edition HP Deskjet Plus printer!
Mgmt 234 Southeast Asia report #93tothe25th University of Pennsylvania

Southeast Asia Report for Mgmt 234 provided by Eli Kaskha, ENG;93, W’93

  • My Microsoft Intern offer letter – I remember that out of all the interviews MS did on campus that year, they offered two internships, the other being David Hafken, C’93, ENG’93, who was my groupmate in several classes, and at Microsoft we ended up as roommates as well!
Microsoft summer intern offer letter to Penn engineering student #93tothe25th

Microsoft Summer Intern offer letter from 1992 provided by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Have you gone down to your basement to look for any Penn photos or paper memories? Now is the time to sort through your boxes and storage and send your items to us!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 6 – 7, 2017, marked 31 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Into the Void (32 Weeks To Go)

By Chris Lehmann, C’93

Editor’s note: In an off-line discussion, I asked Chris for some of his ultimate frisbee photos and I soon received links to these photos and a few words about the team. A search in the archives of The DP led us to some photos published back in the day.

Penn's Ultimate Frisbee Team the Void during Spring Break 1993

The Void pictured during Spring Break 1993 (we think). In this photo: Chris Lehmann, Steve Grantz, Eric Cohen, Jimmy Liao, Howard Wilkins, Jason Tomes and Tim Teramoto.

The Void was (and is) the Penn Women’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee teams. The Void of 1993 competed all up and down the East Coast, coming in 5th in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The guys from the Class of ’93 have remained the best of friends — in fact, the East Coast contingent can be spotted this weekend at the Penn v. Cornell Men’s Basketball game.

Chris Lehmann during his senior year at Penn with The Void #93tothe25th

Chris Lehmann during his senior year at Penn with The Void

Penn Ultimate Frisbee alumni #93tothe25th

Penn Ultimate Frisbee alumni a few years after graduation. In this photo: Karen Tuazon Grossberg, Chris Lehmann, Chris Cianfrani, Steve Grantz, Chris Lehmann and Amy Silverman

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 29 – 30, 2017, marked 32 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Pizza! Pizza! (33 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

Dorm living. No kitchens. Maybe a small fridge, maybe, maybe a hot pot or a microwave…what to eat with limited funds? Pizza!

It seems that freshman year we ate a lot of pizza.

Pizza at Penn #93tothe25th University of Pennsylvania

Emily Leong, Regan Allan and Voula Tsoutsoplides Katsoris in Room 222 of Brooks-Leidy in the Upper Quad

Pizza at Penn #93tothe 25th The Quadrangle at University of Pennsylvania

Hilary Swift, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Kiera Reilly and Deanna Huffman in Room 222 of Brooks-Leidy

lower Quad dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall 1989

Eating the college food staple – pizza – in the Lower Quad

Do you remember where you ordered pizza from? Was it delivered? Did someone on your hall go to pick it up? What was your favorite pizza place?

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 22 – 23, 2017, marked 33 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Planning for the Return of 1993! (34 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

September at Penn – the start of the new academic year, and time for alumni to return to campus to begin planning their upcoming reunions. The weekend of September 15 – 16, Alumni Relations and the Penn Fund invited reunion and gift committees to campus for the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (#PRLC18) – a full day of planning, strategizing and energizing alumni classes for Alumni Weekend 2018 on May 11 – 13th.

The Class of 1993 was already engaged with a sizable list of alumni agreeing to be on our 25th reunion committee and gift committee (the list included over 100 classmates at the beginning of September, and we are now well over 200 volunteers). Our class Facebook group is active in keeping classmates connected with each other.

A small group of classmates convened on Friday afternoon in the Sweeten Alumni House to kick-start our efforts, and then more classmates joined us for the full day on Saturday. We were thrilled to see classmates representing different groups at Penn – we all didn’t know each other as students, but we all share a deep affection for the Red and the Blue.

Lisa Grabelle, Kiera Reilly at Sweeten Alumni House

Lisa Grabelle, Kiera Reilly and Jen Rizzi in the Sweeten Alumni House

Here are some of the photos from our fun weekend – we had a great time talking about the reunion, and we can not wait until May to see more of our class return to Penn and celebrate the 25th anniversary of our graduation from Penn.

Early in the morning on Saturday, we asked everyone attending #PRLC18 to record a cheer for classmate Chrissy Hofbeck on “Survivor.”

 

#PRLC18 #93tothe25th Penn Alumni

Jen Rizzi, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl and Lisa Nass Grabelle get to work on reunion planning.

It was wonderful to see everyone and wave the 1993 banner!

#93tothe25th #PRLC18 Penn Alumni

Kiera Reilly, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Kysha Harris, Jon Treitler, Kristin Haskins Simms, Leila Graham-Willis, Lisa Nass Grabelle, Jennifer Rizzi, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl, Rachel Greenberg and Jason Pantzer

Penn Alumni #93tothe25th #PRLC18

Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Jennifer Rizzi, Rachel Greenberg, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Lisa Grabelle, Zach Conen, Alex Haidas, Kysha Harris and Kiera Reilly

We asked everyone to contribute to our new, “I Am” coming video.

 

Have you seen it? Who’s in for our 25th Reunion?

We brainstormed, laughed, and discussed how best to entice as many classmates as possible to return in May for our 25th Reunion. We worked on the schedule for the weekend, pricing for the Alumni Weekend package, themes for our reunion, communications strategies for outreach and for giving participation. The most important thing we wanted to accomplish was to contact every classmate before our reunion and encourage them to return to campus in May. We thank everyone that joined us in September, and we thank everyone that has been working to encourage friends to attend Alumni Weekend.

We can’t wait to Meet you at the Button in May!

See below for what you should be doing NOW to plan for the reunion, and contact us if you’d like to help!

Meet us at the button for Penn Alumni Weekend #prlc18 #93tothe25th

Kiera Reilly, Sharon Toback Slotkin, Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl, Rachel Greenberg and Lisa Nass Grabelle – Meet Us at the Button!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of September 15 – 16, 2017, marked 34 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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