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Melissa Sara Sirken


Jerry and Florence Sirken of Mt. Laurel, N.J., announce the graduation of their granddaughter, Melissa Sara Sirken, from The Pennsylvania State University at University Park in art education. She is also a graduate of Lower Moreland High School and the I.M. Wise program at the Jewish Community High School of Gratz College, where she earned a Reform teaching certificate.

Melissa will be pursuing a career in primary education and graduate school in the future. Sharing in the joy are her parents, David and Marietta Sirken, and brother Joshua of Huntingdon Valley. Melissa is also the granddaughter of Marina and the late Romulo Faderanga.


Brian Footer


Brian Footer has been awarded a Master of Laws in taxation from Villanova Law School. Brian received a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a B.A. in economics from Colby College.

He served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein and the Honorable Frederica Massiah Jackson in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and held positions in large Delaware and Philadelphia area law firms. He is the managing member of Footer and Associates LLC, a firm offering tax and legal services.

Brian is a frequent speaker and lecturer for the CPA Continuing Education Society of Pennsylvania. Sharing in celebrating his graduation are his wife, Amanda; his parents, Binnie and Elliott Footer; and his brother, Evan Footer.