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Class Notes, 1994 March/April

March 1994

Hey, Class of '91. We're three months into the new year and our classmates seem to be busier than ever. The Big Apple is still hustling and bustling. During the few moments I have between work and school, I see the following people, and this is what they're up to: Holly Klafehn's most recent claim to fame is that she crossed the finish line of the 26-mile 1993 New York Marathon in November! See Holly for training tips for next year's race. In the world of advertising, Jennifer Tenser is an account executive at FCB/Leber Katz Partners and Stephen Weinstein is a media planner at Ogilvy & Mather. Meanwhile, Elyse Goldberg is vice president at American High Growth Equities, Holly Geiger is in human resources at Macy's Herald Square store, Barbara Glickman is studying at Boston U. law school, and Jennifer Diamond is a journalist at ABC News/Day One. Also in Manhattan, Andrew Kossoff is a sales rep at Quebecor Printing USA, where he sells printing to catalogs in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. Dave Koch is a phone broker at Farrman, and Alma Demetropolis is a systems analyst at J. P. Morgan Inc., Robert Cignarella is in equity research at Fuman Selz, while Brian Hyde is in market research at Lieberman Research Inc.

Many of our peers wandered into the engineering industry. Stephen DiCamillo is a systems engineer at Protocol in Rockaway, NJ; Amy Lawrence is a quality engineer at Westinghouse, a position she took after completing a 1-1/2-year training program with her company, where she worked in Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh, PA. Now she is based in Elmira, NY. Alan Chien is an engineer at Martin Marietta in Utica, NY, a company that bought GE-Aerospace, where he had worked originally, and Bruce Levine is an electrical engineer at SFA Inc in Landover, MD. Down South, Deborah Snoonian can be found working as an environmental engineer at ABB Environmental Services in Tallahassee, FL, while in the Northwest, Morgan Rider works at Century W est Engineering in Portland, OR. In California, Trang Dinh is a mechanical engineer at Exxon Co., USA, and Corey Coughlin is an electrical engineer at Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. In the Far East, William Lee is working as an engineer at Nippon Motorola Ltd. in Tokyo. Bill was transferred a year ago to Motorola's Tokyo office, and he writes, "Life is quite different from in the US but, nonetheless, very interesting."

Another classmate transferred overseas with his job is Georg Gerstenfeld. He is working as a media planner in DMB&B's German office, where he expects to stay for 2-3 years. Back in the States, Andrew Klebanow is president of the Nevada chapter of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen. He has also been promoted to director of marketing and planning for Sahara Development Group in Las Vegas. Laura Ceglowski is an accountant at Judith L. Klingebiel, CPA, Jennifer Huber is a perennials manager at Salem Country Gardens, Jennifer Chan is a research chemist at Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc., and Juliet Chowka is an administrative assistant at the Assn. of University Programs, an international organization where she is involved in training health professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean. She lives in Washington, DC, where she has seen classmates Kevin Rosas, Jeffrey Markowitz, Celina Alvarez, and Kate Lawler. Steven Yodowitz is a naval officer in SanDiego, where he flies the Navy's E-2C Hawkeye aircraft at Naval Air Station Miramar.

On the academic front, some classmates are finishing up their third and final year at law school. Debbie Rogow is at U. of Pennsylvania; E. S. "Teddy" Goodman, at Hofstra U.; and Josh Berman, at U. of Michigan. Jill Gordon is a third-year medical student in Florida, and David John Brown is a graduate student in the physics department at SUNY, Stony Brook. Lisa Epstein is in the graduate program at New York U.'s nursing division. Lisa completed an internship for which she studied in Belarus with current US and Belarusian administrators.

Wedding announcements are as follows. Rachel Levin was married to Eric Klopfer '92. Other classmates attending the ceremony were Andy Reinach, who is a field engineer with Baker Concrete, Anne Dettelbach, who is working in Seattle, WA, and Nicole Ryan. Rachel is currently a veterinary student at the U. of Wisconsin, Madison, while her husband is a PhD candidate in zoology. Anna Doyno was married to Barry "Skip" Tague '90. Anna is a senior business analyst at Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield in New York, and Skip is an associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Peers Cynthia Lee and James Dow were married in Vermont. Cynthia is a law student at Columbia U., while James is a trader's assistant in the fixed-income department at Lehman Brothers. Congratulations and best wishes to all of you! *Melanie Bloom, 401 E. 80th St., Apt. #24D, NYC 10021.

April 1994

Greetings again from frigid Ithaca. Unfortunately, my supply of personal letters has run out, so I must rely mostly on News and Dues forms to write this column. Please write and let me know what is going on, so I can include more recent information in this column. Thanks! Before I start with our news, I have to say "hi" to David "DJ" Ledina, whom I saw at a number of football games this past fall. DJ is living and working in the New York Metropolitan area. See, DJ, I finally remembered to mention you in the column!

Several wedding announcements from The New York Times have recently arrived on my desk. Classmates Britt Lacher and Marcus Tauber were married this past December 26 in New Jersey. Britt is in her third year of medical school at the U. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, while Marcus is a marketing associate at Furman Selz, an investment bank in New York City. Stephen George married Kelly Johnson, a U. of North Carolina graduate who is now studying at Columbia U. Stephen is an investment banking associate with Merrill Lynch. Congratulations and best wishes to both couples.

Kudos, too, for Marine 1st Lt. Philip Mahoney, who was recently promoted to that rank while stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Southeast (broadly defined) is also home to Randall Singer, who works in human resources for American Cyanamid in Havre de Grace, MD. Erik Saszik also lives in Maryland, working as a broiler flock supervisor for Perdue Farms Inc. in Salisbury. I must say, Erik, that yours is one of the more interesting jobs I have heard about from classmates. Moving south from there we find Fernando Alonso teaching school in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, while moving north we find Kathryn Kraus working as an admissions counselor at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ. A quick jump across the country reveals Jeffrey Burmeister employed as a hearings representative with Employer's Unity Inc. in Tukwila, W A, and Daniel Dammann is working as an assistant manager with Rand McNally in San Francisco. I'm sure that the political turmoil in Europe has kept all the cartographers busy!

San Francisco is also where Kevin Luebbers works as a hotel investment analyst with Prudential Realty Group. Similarly employed is Kathryn Pierson, a hotel analyst with the Tishman Hotel Corp. in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The field of financial analysis has also claimed Brad Grimm, who works for Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New York, and Michael Casey, an international accountant with the Putnam Co. in Boston.

Working our way back around the country, we discover that many classmates are engineers or "computer people." (I fall into the latter category.) These include Michael Jillson, a chemical engineer with E.N. Wen Inc. in Natick, MA, and Bob Koenig, a computer analyst with J.P. Morgan in New York. Michael Ahern is a project manager with Bellcore in Piscataway, NJ, while Garrett Grega is a process engineer with Mobil research and development in Princeton. The middle of the country yields classmates John Tagle, a mechanical engineer with Delco Electronics Corp. in Kokoma, IN, Andrew Reinach, a project engineer with Baker Concrete Construction in Monroe, OH. And, in the Southwest, Kevin Toledano is a product engineer with Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, TX. Finally, Andrew Orndorff is a programmer analyst with ISSI/ US DOT/NHTSA in Washington, DC. I'm not sure what all of those initials stand for (except for DOT--Dept. of Transportation), but I hope that the work is as interesting as they would make it seem.

Of course, no column would be complete without mention of classmates who are still in school. Three provided by my pile of paper are Elizabeth Mirabile, a medical student at New York U., Yvonne Driessen, a law student at Temple U., and Robin Leong, a law student at Georgetown.

That's a wrap, as they say in show business. Please send me news of the goings on in your lives, so I can share them with our classmates. Until next time. *Howard Stein, 600 Warren Rd., #3-2D, Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 257-3922.

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