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Class Notes, 1992 November/December

November 1992

Did anyone see classmate Clifford Karp in a Perry Mason TV movie that aired during the summer? After studying at the U. of Southern California graduate film school, Clifford is currently employed as a free-lance writer, reading and commenting on screenplays. Halfway across the world, Diane Roseman is working on a program that encourages the coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Hey, Diane, did you see Lauren Neuborne in Jerusalem? Word has it Lauren is spending the year as a rabbinical student in the Holy Land.

Cristina Moeder wrote with tons of news about herself and others. Crissy has already been promoted within the March of Dimes Foundation's fundraising/direct marketing department, and "loves it!" She also finds time to continue her studies in direct marketing/information systems at New York U., working toward a master's degree. Crissy also wrote that Cindy Cheney '92 is in Los Angeles with the Teach for America program. Stu Aaron is in Virginia working at Ernst and Young, and Jennifer Tauras is attending the U. of Delaware in physical therapy. Thanks for the update, Crissy.

Meanwhile, Alarik Myrin is working as a rancher in Toponas, CO. He "married a neighboring ranch girl at the foot of the Flat Tops." Alarik described the scenery as rocky mountains that reach 12,000 feet. Congratulations. From the serene rocky mountains to the bustling Gotham jungle, where Robert Ryder reports that he is employed with New York Restaurant Group in the restaurant, Cite. He works as an assistant back-of-house manager, bartender, and front-of house manager. Rob hopes to one day own a restaurant and is confident that his long exposure in "the toughest city there is" will certainly pay off in the future.

Catherine Laughlin is a research assistant at Dana Farber Cancer Inst, while Geneva Chong was working as a resource assistant at Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, NM. She transferred to Albuquerque, where she began a master's in biology (ecology) at the U. of New Mexico. She will be working on a thesis, focusing on erosion control through revegetation, during the next three years. A researcher for an engineer at Failure Analysis Associates, Elizabeth Baum lives in La-La Land and absolutely loves California life. Please let us know what the "zillions of other Cornellians [you] see all the time" are doing out there.

Amy Lipetz is currently attending the U. of Georgia to study for her master's in market research. She gained practical experience right after graduation when she worked in Princeton, NJ as a programmer/analyst for a market research firm. Amy wrote along with Pete Selian and Gary Bean giving us the scoop about many of our peers. Pete is living in Boston in a "snazzy studio in the Back Bay," working for Badger Engineers in Cambridge. Gary is in New Orleans on an assignment with AirProducts. Amy's sister Sue is working in Washington, DC as an analyst for a management consulting firm. Joan Kochan is in her second year in the graduate program at Wisconsin, while Mike Schade is working for IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. Greg McConville is employed at Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, Sue Farrar is located in Pennsylvania, where she works at Procter & Gamble, and Garrett Grega is working for Mobile in Plainsboro, NJ. Other classmates are working in the Big Apple. Barbara Wilinsky is pursuing her interest in publicity and works as a press agent at Shirley Herz, Associates, while Robyn Lipsky is working in production at Cubic B's. Karen Schmeidler works at Smith Barney, and Sanjeev Dhawan is a field engineer for a construction company. For a while he was "hanging out at the Brooklyn Bridge." Tom Shields also sent a list of '91ers and their whereabouts. Tom is aiming to go to graduate school in psychology and education. He reported that cousin David Tate lives in Albany and works in a mental health center also with the intention of enrolling in a graduate program in clinical psychology. Olga Tsoudis is in a graduate program in Arizona, while Molly Vosburg was in a competitive and intense pre-med program in Philadelphia. Chris Miksovsky lives in Urbana, IL and works in toy marketing.

Several classmates are currently serving in the military. Benjamin Watson is an infantry platoon commander at Kilo Co. which is located at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Barry Barnett is a naval operations analyst at Advanced Marine Enterprises Inc. in Arlington, VA, while Christina Miske is a naval officer at Naval Facility Adak in Arkansas. Christina explains that she is based out in the Aleutian Islands working on the Navy's Integrated Underwater Sound Surveillance (IUSS) system. In addition, Robert Kubarek is a pilot who trained in the Air Force Pilot Program in Texas after he took a leave of absence from Boeing, and Jay Kerecman tells us that he is in active duty in the Air Force. He is a medical student at Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. *Melanie Bloom, 128 E. 85th St., #4B, NYC 10028.

December 1992

I must say that I was intrigued by the Daily Sun article that reported Kim Brown's entrepreneurial feat: a 288-page guidebook titled, Get a Clue: A Guide to Cornell and Ithaca. [See "Authors, "page 15, October issue.] Kim's goal as she was writing the book was to fill the void of unknown information about the Cornell campus and the Ithaca community; the book contains information on local restaurants, recreation, and businesses. I was curious to know more about the book and in order to update you with the details, I contacted Kim directly at her office in Student Agencies Inc. on College Ave. "I started writing the book in September 1991 and put in hundreds of hours, from drives throughout Ithaca to putting all of the information and advertisements together. I love what I am doing; someday I want to have my own company," Kim said. She explained that the book was distributed free to incoming freshmen, first year graduate students, and transfer students during fall 1992 orientation and is being sold for $5.95 throughout Cornell's bookstores and all Wegman's stores in Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Corning, and Elmira. She was extremely pleased with the warm reception from the university and looks forward to continued marketing and sales of her creation. If anyone is interested in purchasing the book, please contact Kim at Student Agencies Inc., 409 College Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850. Happy holidays. *Melanie Bloom, 128 E. 85th St., #4B, NYC 10028.

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