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Class Notes, 1992 July/August

July/August 1992

Thanks to all '91ers who took the time to write to let us know what is going on. Here's what some of our classmates have to say: Lisa Epstein is "down in Houston" with Jennifer Gray, former Hangover John Hedlund, and many other Cornellians. She will be attending the U. of Houston this fall for her master's in higher education. Lisa added that Tammy Kahn is finishing her m aster's in sports psychology and Narish Patel is at the Baylor medical school in Houston. Postmarked Chiba, Japan, a letter from Simon Atkins included his current living and working situation in Japan. Simon is a global meteorologist for a firm called Weathernews, where he searches worldwide for weather information. He reports having seen many classmates during his stay in Japan and many are trying to work together to organize the Cornell Club in Japan. Simon added that best friend Michael McLaughlin is "looking for a way to the tropics" with his degree in horticulture.

The marriage of classmate Karen Cassery to Brian Daniels '90 on April 11 in the Boston area was reported in a letter from Kyle Yang. He explained that the evening was a mini-reunion for Chris Selley, Stephen Merz, Dini Sathe '90, and Eve Ogden '92. Kyle also wrote that before the newlyweds escaped to their honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean, their fellow alumni serenaded them with a short poem sung to the tune of the "Alma Mater." Allison Crandall also wrote in about a wedding--her own! Allison and husband Brian Armieri '90 were married in Peekskill, NY and had a guest list full of Cornellians. Among those attending were Jennifer Kissel, Deb Buxbaum, who is currently attending Hofstra Law School, Robert Kurzban, who is working in France at the newly-opened Euro Disney after which he plans to go to graduate school,, A. K. "Lainie" Rivere, Dorine Colabella, and Jacob Freivald. Allison also wrote that she is working towards a PhD in food science at Rutgers, where she was elected president of the Food Science Graduate Student Assn. She is working on a biopreservation system to assure the safety of minimally processed refrigerated meat products. About Jacob Freivald, the Dept. of the Navy announced that he was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant. More releases from the Navy reported the assignments of other classmates. Edward McComb, commissioned an ensign, will be attending Navy's nuclear power school in Orlando, FL. Jonathan Lovejoy and James Lewis were also commissioned as ensigns. Another news release announced that Geoffrey Gordon joined the GE Research and Development Center as a computer scientist in Schenectady, NY. Geoffrey previously worked as a consultant and co-op student there.

Ariane Schreiber is a congressional aide as a system's manager in Congressman Lowey's office in Washington, DC. She moved from NYC and said she "loves the change." Both Margaret Chow and Christopher Proulx are working at ARA Leisure Services Inc. Margaret is an assistant division manager in Reno, NV, while Christopher is an assistant food service director at Pratt & Whitney in E. Hartford, CT. Apparently, Christopher has been moving around a great deal with ARA. He first worked in Kingston, NY for ARA services at IBM and was transferred to Hartford to the ARA account at The Travelers, before landing the position at Pratt & Whitney.

There is always news about classmates continuing their education. Paul Brunk is in a PhD program in philosophy at the U. of Illinois, where Theodore Steinbrenner is also attending graduate school in electrical engineering. Paul reports that he plays racquetball with Paul Partyka, who is at the U. of Illinois studying material science. Eric Rauchway is at Stanford as a PhD candidate in American history. Classmates studying medicine include Doantrang T. Du, at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, and John Wigneswaran, who has completed his first year at Tufts in Boston. Michael Gimbel is at Duke's medical school, where he attends classes with Maryellen "Melly" Goodell and Doug Skarada. Rachel Przybyla wrote that she and Tony Magnano, Scott Schissel, Brian Yuh, and Wenhour "Howie" Wu are all attending Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Again, a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to write and report what's going on. We love hearing from you and can only report what you tell us. Enjoy the rest of your summer. *Melanie Bloom, 128 E. 85th St., Apt. #4B, NYC 10028.

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