Category Archives: Class of 1993

The Class of 1993’s Annual Community Service Day at the Netter Center (65 Weeks To Go)

By Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C’93 and Natalie Taub Cutler, W’93

On February 4, 2017, the Penn Class of ’93 annual service project was held at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships on campus. Our class president Lisa Nass Grabelle started this great tradition four years ago and has organized it every year since then. Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director at Netter, led us in creating goodies for various groups in Philadelphia.

We made tutus for a day care center in West Philly, bracelets and Valentine cards for kids at CHOP and bags and pillows for a senior center in North Philly.

This year we were joined by other alumni classes as well. We had a great time with our families and friends!

Penn Class of 1993 annual community service day at the Netter Center

Classmates Rebecca Schaefer Rizzo, C’93, and Natalie Taub Cutler, W’93, work on bracelets and Valentine cards for patients at CHOP along with Tracey Newcomer Malick, C’88, and Natalie’s daughter Michelle.

 

Penn Class of 1993 Annual Community Service Day at the Netter Center making tutus

Miriam Stern, MSW’95, makes tutus with the girls for patients at CHOP.

Penn 1993 Community Service day at the Netter Center

Isabel Sampson-Mapp instructs the boys on painting a moonscape on bags and pillow covers for seniors in North Philly.

 

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Penn 1993 Community Service Day at the Netter Center - whole group photo

The whole gang showing off the results of an afternoon of giving back!

What is especially nice about this class activity is that it was family friendly! How nice to see classmates and fellow Pennsylvanians together with their children serving the Penn community!

About the Netter Center

Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive, and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn’s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit. Interested in helping? Find out here how alumni can get involved.

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

February 10-11, 2017, marked 65 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Think we skipped week 66? We jumped ahead to post about that a few weeks ago. Our 66th week post is here (about the Palestra) and our 67th week post is here (about course registration).

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!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Course Registration (67 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99

We’re still catching up with our weekly countdown to our 25th reunion with another #93tothe25th post. The weekend of January 27-28th marked 67 weeks to go until our reunion, and for this august week we look back at Course Registration books! I know, exciting!  Thank you to Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99, who shared these photos with us and instantly brought back memories of pouring over these schedules and attempting to create the perfect class schedule.

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 - 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 – 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

Remember that font for “Penn” and “University of Pennsylvania”?

This book was a great flashback – the course registration book with PARIS!

Spring 1990 Course Timetable - with PARIS! University of Pennsylvania

Spring 1990 Course Timetable – with PARIS!

The phone graphic is the best: “NEW REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE.”

Well, what was inside this book? How to register for courses.

Course Registration scheduling instructions at University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

The scheduling procedure

How to use advance registration – if you you can see, based on the number on your Penn I.D. (your social security number most likely), you were assigned a date to call for registration, so the system could handle the call volume.

Advance registration instructions University of Pennsylvania course registration Spring term 1990

Advance registration instructions

There were instructions how to drop classes too.

University of Pennsylvania course registration spring 1990

How to request, adjust or drop courses using PARIS.

Table of Contents University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 Course Registration

The Table of Contents

Remember the numbering for the classes – the 400 classes were for graduate and undergraduates.

Course descriptions University of Pennsylvania spring 1990 course registration

Key to course descriptions

A listing of the seminar courses.

Seminar courses University of Pennsylvania course catalog Spring 1990

Listing of seminar courses

The listing of all the course times – oh how I remember pouring over these trying to select the best ones (i.e. not at 8am at DRL).

Class times course register for University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

Class times

Description of classes University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 course registration

Descrption of classes

There were also ads in this book too.

Ads in Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

New Deck Tavern – and it is still on campus!

Ads in Spring 1990 Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania

Le Bus!! Sadly, no longer on campus.

Do you remember registering for classes? Do you remember PARIS? Share a memory with us below!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 27 – 28, 2017, marked 67 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
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A Plethora of Performing Arts at Penn (68 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Steve Jung, C’93

The weekend of January 20-21st marked 68 weeks until our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. This week we thank Steve Jung, C’93, for sharing memories of performing arts at Penn (Steve also shared his memories of the Palestra in this post).

Steve saved many of the programs from performing arts shows he saw while a student. Steve writes:

Here are a couple photos of artistic performances.The first one, with, “Into the Woods,” is of programs from shows I worked on as set and running crew. The second is from show I saw. Most of those were because I knew someone in the show.
Penn Performing Arts programs - saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs – saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

I was the assistant technical director for, “Rhinoceros.” Our stage was a rotating platform on the floor of the black-box theater. The main thing I remember was rotating the stage in the dark with the rest of the crew. We stood up to signal we had locked down our section. The first time we did it, the audience applauded, probably thinking it was part of the show.
I was tech director for, “Lear.” We were in the Houston Hall Auditorium. Our design put the seating section in front of the stage and our stage in main part of the room. During construction, I made the observation that the half-completed stage looked like the Millennium Falcon.
Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

 Steve saw a lot of shows! I remember seeing many of these performances too. It was always a treat to see a live show on campus and applaud the artistic talent of fellow Penn students.
Steve’s programs include performances from Penn Players, the Curtis Organ Restoration Society, Intuitons, Theatre Arts, Arts House Dance, Quadramics, Penn Jazz Ensemble, Without a Net, Penn 6-5000, Pennchants, Penn Pipers, Arts House Theater, Penn Singers, University Wind Ensemble, and Penn Gospel Choir. (Interesting note – in searching for these groups on the web, almost all of them still exist at Penn. The Curtis Organ Society seems to have ceased to exist in 1997 – 1998 when funds were donated to restore the orgran. Arts House Theater I didn’t find save for a YouTube clip of a 1992 production, and Penn Gospel Choir is now New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir).
Do you remember attending performing arts shows on campus? Were you in a performing arts group? We would love to hear your memories!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 20 – 21, 2017, marked 68 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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A “Billion for Ben Bag” Survives (69 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Ruth McIlhenny Gormé, C’93

The weekend of January 13-14 marked 69 weeks until our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. This week we thank Ruth McIlhenny Gormé, C’93, for taking us on a trip down memory lane, seeing how far Penn has come since our Freshman year.

As you may remember, Penn celebrated its 250th Anniversary in the Spring of our Freshman year, and the celebrations continued into the Fall of our Sophomore year with the final celebration taking place on College Green in December, 1990 (see our 74 Weeks post on that celebration here).

In conjunction with the celebrations was a capital campaign for Penn dubbed, “A Billion for Ben.”

Ruth still has the tote bag from those celebrations and uses it regularly – see it here in the back of her car. I had one of these bags too, but it is in no shape to be photographed.

A Billion for Ben 250th Celebration bag - still in use 25+ years later! Credit: Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, C'93

A Billion for Ben 250th Celebration bag – still in use 25+ years later! Credit: Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, C’93

Ruth writes, “I’m sending a picture of the tote bag I got working on the “Billion for Ben” campaign our freshman year.  It’s still in use! Remember when a billion dollar endowment was something to strive for? What’s Penn’s endowment now? According to a June 2016 report, it’s now over $10 billion!”

Ruth is correct, according to Penn’s annual report last year, as of June 30, 2016, Penn’s endowment stands at $10.7 billion. We’ve come a long way since 1990!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 13 – 14, 2017, marked 69 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
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Grades in the Mail (70 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and Jennifer Jarett, C’93

Our countdown to our 25th reunion continues with January 6 – 7, 2017, marking the the 70th week until our 25th reunion. Follow all of our posts via  #93tothe25th.

Do you remember after each semester at Penn, our grades would be sent in the mail? Jennifer Jarett’s parents still have copies of her grades from Penn. They were sent to her parents’ home!

Jennifer writes:

“It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago our parents were receiving carbon copies of our grades through the mail! If memory serves correctly, these would have been semesters my parents would have been happy to see. Strangely, my first semester carbon copy is nowhere to be found…”
Penn grade reports sent to Jennifer Jarett in 1990 and 1991

Grade reports sent to Jennifer Jarett’s parents for the Fall terms in 1990 and 1991

Does anyone else remember their grades being sent home?

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 6 – 7, 2017, marked 70 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Gov. Mario Cuomo Speaks at Penn (71 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

The weekend of December 30-31, 2016, marked 71 weeks to our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. At that time in December, 1989, it was a break between our first and second semesters of our Freshman year at Penn. I remember returning home to Texas, and catching up with my friends from high school. All of us shared stories of our experiences at our respective colleges and universities.

One memory I remember sharing from the fall semester is going to Irvine Auditorium to hear New York Governor Mario Cuomo speak. The student groups Connaissance and the Penn Political Union brought him to campus – later in my time at Penn I became involved with both the PPU and Connaissance and was fortunate to work on bringing many high profile speakers to campus. This event was one of the first times I realized why Penn was so special. So many different academics and dignitaries came to speak on campus and we were able to hear them, meet them, and question them. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and explore so much.

Looking at the two pictures I took from the event, I am reminded how different capturing images is today compared to 1989!

Governor of New York Mario Cuomo on stage at Irvine Auditorium at Penn photo by Kiera Reilly

My photo of Gov. Mario Cuomo on state at Irvine Auditorium at Penn

New York Governor Mario Cuomo speaks at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 Irvine Auditorium

My second photo of Gov. Cuomo on stage at Irvine auditorium

NY Governor Mario Cuomo speaks at Penn in 1989. Photo by Mike Johnson, The Daily Pennsylvanian

The DP Photo editor took a much better picture of Gov. Cuomo. Credit: Mike Johnson, DP

I saved the article from The Daily Pennsylvanian in the next day’s paper and pasted it in my scrap book. You can access the article and the text of his speech (plus the entire issue from October 25, 1989) via the DP’s archives online here. I also saved my ticket from the event.

ticket to see New York Governor Mario Cuomo speak at Penn in 1989. Photo by Kiera Reilly

My ticket to see Gov. Cuomo at Irvine Auditorium on October 24, 1989

The photo caption on the front page (which is cropped in this scan below), said that Cuomo spoke to an audience of 1,400. The article said that after his 90 minute speech and 20 minute Q&A session with the audience, Cuomo received a standing ovation.

Front page of The Daily Pennsylvanian on October 25, 1989 highlights Gov. Mario Cuomo

Front page of The DP on October 25, 1989, highlighted Gov. Cuomo’s visit the night before.

Speech delivered by Gov. Mario Cuomo at Penn on October 24, 1989, credit to The DP

The lengthy front page story on Gov. Cuomo continued inside the paper with a copy of his speech.

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

December 30-31, 2016 marked 71 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Day Trippin’ to NYC (72 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

The weekend of December 23 – 24, 2016, marked 72 weeks to our 25th reunion, so I thought some pictures of a December day trip to New York City would be appropriate for that week’s #93tothe25th countdown.

Freshman year, during what I assume must have been reading days, four of us took a Penn Student Agencies sponsored bus – or did we take NJ Transit – to visit New York City for the day.

I found these bus tickets and the NJ Transit ticket in my Freshman year scrapbook, so I’m not sure which mode of transit we took.  Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C’93, says she remembers us taking the train, so maybe I made another trip to NYC with PSA?

Penn Student Agencies bus tickets to New York City by Kiera Reilly

Penn Student Agencies’ sponsored bus to and from New York.

NJ Transit train ticket from NY Penn Station to Trenton by Kiera Reilly

NJ Transit ticket stub from December 12th (also the date on the back of my photos).

We spent a full day in the city, and Lisa says she remembers our friend Deanna Huffman being wide-eyed at everything since she had never visited New York before.

Kiera Reilly, C'93, and Deanna Hoffman, C'93, at FAO Schwartz in NYC Freshman year at Penn

Kiera Reilly, C’93, and Deanna Huffman, C’93, at FAO Schwartz in NYC Freshman year.

We stopped at FAO Schwartz and had fun looking at all of the toys on display. It’s hard to believe that the store went out of business last year.

Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C'93, and Regan Allan, C'93, at the Lego display in FAO Schwartz.

Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, C’93, and Regan Allan, C’93, at the Lego display in FAO Schwartz.

A trip to New York in December is not complete unless you visit the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center!

Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center New York City December 1989 by Kiera Reilly

Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center.

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

December 23-24, 2016 marked 72 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 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!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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