By Kiera Reilly, C’93
Photo contributions from Penn 1993 classmates: Sonia Biswas, Derek Braslow, Allison Brody, Frank Cacurro, Eli Faskha, Allison Feder Fliegler, Debbie Frank, Amy Frary, Lisa Grabelle, Leila Graham-Willis, Mike Hardy, Debbie Jaffe, Stephen Jung, Joe Kopcha, Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl, Amy Raslevich, Eliza Schleifstein, Lauren Siegel Shannon, Allyson Wagner Sonenshine, Wendy Spander, Julie Avila Stuckman, Jennifer Warren, Katrina Cooley Weller, and Joel Yarbrough
As we move closer to our 25th Reunion, classmates are digging through old photos and sharing them in our class Facebook group (if you’re Penn’93 and you have not joined yet, you are missing out on the fun!)
There isn’t a theme to this post, other than fond memories of our time at Penn. Below are photos from parties, from gatherings, from Sorority formals, photos that show our class together with smiles on our faces. Some photos in the back show us what campus used to look like, or of buildings or establishments that no longer exist (we’re still looking for photos of the old bookstore, the Palladium, and Troy’s).
Billybob’s!! Photo courtesy of Leila Graham-Willis
Penn Celebrates it’s 250th Birthday with a sign on the Penn Tower – now gone.
Thank you to all of our classmates that shared their photos and memories with us. We are looking forward to making more memories on campus at our 25th Reunion. We hope you will Meet us at the Button May 11 – 14, 2018!
On a SEPTA bus
Random photos of classmates doing random things.
Submitted for our power point slide show for either or 10th or 15th reunion – Keg!
Couches outside, photo courtesy of Derek Braslow
Budweiser! photo courtesy of Allison Brody
Sorority photos from Allison Feder Fliegler
Sigma Delta Tau Bid Day 1992 photo courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler
Sigma Delta Tau formal 1989 photo courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler
Here’s a picture of friends from my freshman hall and friends not from our hall, gathering at Karen’s parent’s house outside of Philly for an end of the year barbecue.
Freshman hall-mates and friends photo courtesy of Kiera Reilly
Frank Cacurro shared these photos from parties at Phi Kap.
Phi Kap’s Safe Sex party, photo courtesy of Frank Cacurro
Sign outside of Phi Kap announcing their pig roast
Photos from Jennifer Warren.
photo courtesy of Jennifer Warren
Julie Avila Stuckman shared this photo of friends in the High Rises.
Julie Avila Stuckman with With Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Sonia Verma Parekh and Jennifer Yang Weedn.
The Penn Band
Penn Band tubas
Warwick 2nd floor, photo courtesy of Lisa Grabelle
I love this photo of Hey Day since it’s alongside the stores on 38th Street that were next to the old Penn bookstore. This photo is taken looking north towards Walnut Street.
More Hey Day photos from an old reunion power point slide show.
Hey Day April 1992
Eli Faska shared this photo from a paintball outing: A Paintball outing in Jim Thorpe, PA, with Joseph Esses W’93, someone I don’t remember his name, Joseph Cohen, W’94, Eli Faskha, W’93 ENG’93, and Elias Maloul C’94.
I included the “I don’t remember” because I think as all of us look through our photos, we are all saying to ourselves, “Who is THAT?”
Another great source of memories is Poor Richard’s Record – has anyone looked through it lately?
Poor Richard’s Record 1993 photo courtesy of Eli Faska
Outside of Franklin Field, photo from Allison Brody.
Outside of Franklin Field Emily Leong, Karen Grimm Berry and Voula Tsoutsiplides Koutsoris photo courtesy of Allison Brody
Fun photos with friends and a homemade Eagles shirt, photos from Derek Braslow.
photo courtesy of Derek Braslow
Pictures of buildings from Jennifer Warren.
Junior Balcony in the Quad photo courtesy of Jennifer Warren
Unpacking a dorm room photo courtesy of Jennifer Warren
unrenovated quad, photo courtesy of Jennifer Warren
Another Franklin Field photo, this from the upper stands courtesy of Wendy Spander.
Upper stands at Franklin Field, photo courtesy of Wendy Spander: Julio Arias, Julie Greene, Josh Astrof, Rachel Cytron
Photos from the DP banquet Senior Year from Wendy Spander.
DP banquet – Dan Israel and Mike Mishkin photo courtesy of Wendy Spander
DP banquet -photo courtesy of Wendy Spander
Photos from Mike Hardy.
Jessica Davis Ba and Kysha Harris, photo courtesy of Mike Hardy
Friars! Photo courtesy of Mike Hardy
Drinking out of paper bags and smoking cigars on Locust Walk with Mike Hardy, Jim Fleischer, Steve Ranieri, Seth Fischoff and Dave Franklin
Third floor English House group photo from Freshman year courtesy of Stephen Jung.
Third floor English House freshman year courtesy of Stephen Jung
Photos from Joel Yarbroughl – one looks to be a freshman dorm hall, and the other is from Hey Day 1993 for the Class of 1994.
Looks to be a dorm photo courtesy of Joel Yarbrough
Hey Day 1993 – if they’re seniors what does that make us? Photo courtesy of Joel Yarbrough
Lauren Siegel Shannon shared this group of photos and it makes me laugh because of the phone cords!
photo courtesy of Lauren Siegel Shannon
Photos from a Sphinx outing into Center City.
Sphinx dinner in Center city photo courtesy of Kiera Reilly
Allyson Wagner Sonenshine shared photos of Off the Beat and Kappa Alpha Theta’s sorority formal.
Off the Beat photo courtesy of Allyson Wagner Sonenshine
Kappa Alpha Theta spring formal 1993 photo courtesy of Allyson Wagner Sonenshine
Debbie Frank shared a photo of a photo collage with photos of many classmates and many pictures from Hey Day.
Photo collage from Debbie Frank
Sonia Biswas shared these photos and this story: Joseph Ayers and I have been friends since the first weekend of Freshman year when we lived on the fifth floor of English House. In 2010, we were both deployed to Afghanistan, and Joe transited my base. We were able to spend a few minutes catching up at the crack of dawn before Joe headed out to his base. From hanging out at Penn to working hard and reminiscing in war zones #EH54ever!
Sonia Biswas and Joseph Ayers in 1990
Sonia Biswas and Joseph Ayers in 1993
Katrina Cooley Weller shared this photo of her with Volleyball teammates Stephanie Bell Loller and Gina Herrera Duggan.
Penn Volleyball teammates from Penn 1993
Debbie Jaffe shared this photo from Spring Fling – interesting to note the footwear everyone is wearing. The second photo provides lots of background dorm decor, and the third is hanging on College Green.
Spring Fling photo courtesy of Debbie Jaffe with Jody Sheinbaum Reich, Richard Gorelick, Hilary Hotchkiss, David Doft, Derek Braslow, Navin Valrani, Jordan Rohan, jeff gold, Jen Marlowe and Barry Mark.
Debbie Jaffe shared this photo of Wayne Weil and Barry Mark
Hanging on College Green – Rajeev Garside, Debbie Jaffe and Lori Bean Geisinger
Love this photo of Penn cheerleader Dana Batles Smith.
Dana Matles Smith photo courtesy of Joel Yarbrough
We love these photos from Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl of classmates in the Quaker spirit!
Go Penn photo courtesy of Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl with Rick Greenberg, Andy Baker, Brian Jonas and Mike Gross.
Quakers! photo courtesy of Valerie Broadwin Mutterperl with Janet Miller Stier, Mina Bayik, Jeff Kelly, Jackie Einstein Astrof, Andy Baker and Mike Gross.
Stephen Jung shared this photo of the Community Service Living Learning Project retreat.
Community Service Living Learning Project retreat photo courtesy of Stephen Jung
Amy Raslevich shared this photo and the caption: Bringing the concerns of Wharton Democrats (all four of us) to Harris Wofford.
Amy Raslevich and Harris Wofford
Amy Frary shared these photos which show a lot of backgrounds of interest.
Photo courtesy of Amy Frary
Joe Kopcha shared photos highlighting the fashions of the day – acid wash jeans, mock turtlenecks and those belts.
Acid Wash jeans photo by Joe Kopcha
Eliza Schleifstein shared a photo of her hallmates in Warwick 1.
Warwick 1 photo courtesy of Eliza Schleifstein
Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown
The weekend of April 20-21, marked 3 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!
Register NOW to attend our 25th Reunion!
Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:
- Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
- Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
- Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Book your hotel room or AirBnB now! See our class website for details.
- Tag all of your social media posts #penn1993 and #pennalumni!