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Class Notes, 1994 January/February

January/February 1994

"Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends ..." (to coin a phrase). As I write, winter has come a bit early to Upstate New York and the scene outside looks more like February than November. But I have been cheered by having seen several classmates recently in Ithaca. Zinck's Night here was organized by Paul Joseph, who teaches bartending classes with PM Bartending. Also in attendance were Scott Adams and Stephen Mutkoski. Steve is keeping busy working at the Law school. Also, I spoke with one of my freshman dormmates, Dave Marschke, while he was here on business just before Homecoming. Dave is working for Ford as a design engineer, and also had news of a couple of our other dormmates. Allan Dean is stationed in Germany with the Army, while Hugo Attemann is working in Boston in the financial sector.

Very far from Cayuga's waters is where we can find Bonnie Mills Trenga and new husband Tom, '86, BA '90, who live in Tokyo and work as English teachers. Bonnie and Tom were married at Sage Chapel last September, and they spent their honeymoon in the Southwest. (They "highly recommend" Bryce Canyon.) Other Cornellians in the wedding party were maid of honor Trang Dinh, bridesmaid Silvia Serpe '92, best man Gary Fortier '86, and usher Kevin Mills '93. On behalf of our class, congratulations and best wishes!

Several other classmates have spent some time out of the country. Benjamin Goody took a leave of absence from his job as a veterinary technician this past summer to travel to Israel. Ben spent his time working on a kibbutz and touring. Judith Heichelheim, a legal assistant with White & Case in New York City, spent six months in Prague working at the firm's office there.

New York, the legal profession, and the Class of '91 seem to go together. Besides Judith, this combination includes Elaine Chiu, Sina Toussi, and Cynthia Lee, all third-year law students at Columbia's law school; Jason Damaso, who left a position as an administrative assistant at Brown to attend Brooklyn law school; and Jill Berger, who left a job as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill for Cardozo law school. Moving up and down the East Coast turns up many more classmates. John Lucey recently took over a five-acre nursery on Long Island and has also been involved with the design of a 300-acre residential site. Lara Krupka has a job as a clinical research associate for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lara lives in Cambridge, MA with Rachel Laiserin, who recently finished a degree at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. They saw Dave Tabenken last May while participating in a 20-mile walk for hunger. And moving south, we find Arlene Hwang working on her PhD in molecular biology at the U. of Pennsylvania. Arlene writes that Larry Chou and Mei-Lun Wang are both in medical school there. Debra McMahon is not far away, working as a human resources associate for Kraft General Foods in Dover, DE.

Jumping across the continent, the Left Coast is now home to a couple of former Bostonians. Eileen Bowden moved to San Francisco, where she is in the marketing department for NewMedia Magazine, a computer publication. Douglas Wallace moved to Santa Cruz, taking more than a week to drive cross-country in the process. Douglas has a job with a food marketing firm. Meg Arnold writes that she has returned to school, pursuing an MBA in telecommunications from the U. of San Francisco, and is living in Palo Alto with Eric Rauchway, who is working on his PhD in American history at Stanford. Meg also writes that Elizabeth "Ebie" Briskin visited from Portland, OR, during her job search last year, and that Ebie found a job with the Book of the Month Club and moved back east to New York City. Which brings us full circle, in a sense. Perhaps next time I will have more news of classmates in between the two coasts. Until then, "the show must go on." *Howard Stein, 600 Warren Rd., #3-2D, Ithaca, NY 14850; telephone (607) 257-3922.

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