Class Correspondent

Branden Kornell married Simona Gokhin on Nov. 21, 2009, at the Inn at Ellis River in Jackson, N.H.

Melissa Lim completed a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Delaware and is now a licensed physical therapist. In 2003, she hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, where she met her fiancé. They will be married in October.

Keith Berman of Los Angeles cofounded a new company with his longtime writing partner, and the two now collaborate on a daily newsletter for the radio and record label industries that is read by thousands. He married Jayne Silver on 
March 27 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, Calif. In attendance were Brandeis (and VoiceMale) alumni Bill Folman and Samrat Chakrabarti ’97. The ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Glenn Ettman ’99.

Michele Werlin of Washington, D.C., was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. One of only 15 elementary educators from the United States selected, she traveled and studied in the Czech Republic and Hungary doing research for her curriculum project on Czech and Hungarian folklore.

Alina (Etkina) Bas is co-author of “Changes of the Heart: Martha Beck Life Coaches Share Strategies for Facing Life Challenges.” In the book, certified life coaches share insights on topics such as parenting, dealing with loss and tragedy, and managing workplace politics. Her chapter outlines practical tools for making difficult choices in a way that allows a person to feel good about the outcome.

Karen (Youman) and Mark Rogol are parents. Olivia Tess was born on April 23 in Boston. In preparation for being part of the Brandeis Class of 2032, she attended Reunion in June.

Joy and Jonathan Salky welcomed a daughter, Alexandra Lily.

Arlene Shiner had a son, Benjamin Nathan, on July 30, 2009. Shana (Brickman) Dukette and husband Matt welcomed a daughter, Juliana Alise, on Jan. 8.

Brian Irwin and wife Shannon had a baby daughter, Everleigh Maeve, on June 29.

Evan Fox joined Olympia Capital Markets as a member of the firm’s research team. Evan had been an equity analyst for Kingside Partners and Circle-T Partners.

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