Class Correspondent

Hannah and Mark Bookbinder ’96 live in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. They have two sons: Evan is a high-school freshman who celebrated his bar mitzvah in June 2015; Zachary is in his first year of middle school. Hannah’s academic-coaching and college-admissions business, AcademicAlly, which works with students of all ages who have learning disabilities or ADHD, is celebrating its 19th anniversary. Mark continues to enjoy his financial planning business, which is in its 16th year. Former soccer star Ken Hannan was inducted into the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony during Homecoming. He was the University Athletic Association’s Player of the Year in 1994 and earned All-America honors. He helped the Judges win the ECAC Division III New England title, the first in program history. Ken was named to the UAA Silver Anniversary team in 2014. He finished his career with 79 points, which ranks seventh on the Judges’ all-time scoring list. Hugh Lacy is the area manager in the Verizon wireline network operations division responsible for southern Manhattan. Hadar Shalev is a medical secretary at Kupat Holim Meuhedet, the third-largest health provider in Israel. Mark Silberman, a partner at Duane Morris, was named chair of the firm’s national health-care fraud audit, compliance and enforcement group. Eric Singer, founder and managing member of Viex Capital Advisors, was appointed to the board of directors of Numerex. Michael Sugar, producer of the film “Spotlight,” was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Spotlight,” which won Oscars in 2016 for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, tells the true behind-the-scenes story of the Boston Globe investigative journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal in 2002.
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