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Class Notes, 1994 September/October

September 1994

I would like to begin this month by thanking all of those dedicated classmates who promptly replied to my appeal for correspondence in the June column. As I write this at the beginning of July, I have already received several letters and look forward to many more. I must apologize, however, that I could not include all of the material from all the letters. The editorial policy of Cornell Magazine permits publication of weddings and births, but not engagements or pregnancies.

Our news this month is replete with weddings, but only one birth. Marcy (Porter) '82, BS Ag '91 and Nat Jarvis welcomed a daughter on March 27 of this year. Nat is completing his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Cooper Union in New York City. The Jarvises often see Rex Chen in NYC, where Rex is a second-year law student at New York U. Congratulations and best wishes for many joyful years to come (and for surviving the 2 a.m. feedings)!

The wedding parade begins with a letter I received from Jacqueline Zar. Jackie attended the wedding of Sharon Robles and Rob Glazier '89 on Long Island in August 1993. Jennifer Pinco was a bridesmaid and Bob Tesler '89 was an usher. Other Cornellians in attendance included Hallie Goldman, Madelyn Curto, Morgan Baker, and Patrick Aysseh. Jackie also writes that "Sharon and Rob are living in Nashville, where Sharon is a program manager with the State of Tennessee and Rob is a senior financial analyst with Northern Telecomm."

Jackie's letter also contained news of herself and some other alumni she has seen recently. Jackie lives in Fort Lee, NJ, and works for Securities Data Co. as a client support representative. She saw Rob Jacobs '92 and Allison Kolins '92 on a recent trip to Washington, DC. Allison is in law school at American U.. Jackie spent a weekend at Cornell in April, where she saw Alison Rhein '92 and John Flowers '92, both of whom are in the Vet college. She also "saw Lily Tung '92 perform in the world premiere of Bai Hua's 'The Rise and Fall of the Bald Empire,' a play presented by the Cornell Council for the Arts."

Lisa Chew reported in with a long letter that included news of three weddings and numerous classmates. Lisa just finished a degree in interior design from the New York School of Interior Design and left her position as assistant editor for American Home Style Magazine to move to Cincinnati and look for work in the hospitality design field

The first wedding Lisa recounts is that of Cary Pasternak and Gordon Klepper in August 1993. The wedding took place in Anabel Taylor Hall with a reception at the Statler. Best Man Rob Bogart '90 recently earned an MBA from the U. of Chicago's business school and is living in Buffalo, where he works in banking. Other attendees included Kate Pierson, who recently left her job in Florida to relocate to Los Angeles; Heidi Hirvonen, who lives in San Francisco; Sean Whalen, from Philadelphia; Wendy Pong, and Jenny Sherwood. Cary and Gordon live in northern Virginia, where Cary works for Andersen Consulting and Gordon is working for a law firm in Washington, DC, while studying for the bar exam. He graduated from the U. of Virginia law school.

Lisa was maid of honor at the wedding of Chantelle Farmer and Rich Keller '79 last October. Chantelle and Rich work for the same company in Ithaca. And this past March, Pam Eaton married Paul Hanley '82 in front of a Cornellian crowd "too numerous to name." Pam and Paul live in Chesapeake City, MD.

Lisa also wrote with news of other classmates. Jennifer Kosarin lives in NYC and is a production assistant. Jon Tuma works for Booz-Allen and lives in New Jersey. Jeff Weintraub is studying at Cornell Medical College, and recently helped start, with Adam Greene '92, a newsletter to help past Orientation Steering Committee members keep in touch.

My final letter comes from Lamonte Edwards, who recently purchased a house in Atlanta. Monte is working for GTE as an administrator of cellular communications product marketing and pricing, and keeps in touch with many of his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers.

I would like to close by wishing congratulations to all of our recently-married classmates and by, once again, thanking those who wrote with news of themselves and other classmates. Keep the letters coming! *Howard Stein, 600 Warren Rd., #3-2D, Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 257-3922.

October 1994

As Homecoming (early this year, September 17) approached and this column is being written, in August, memories of our years at Cornell are prominent, and many w ii_ go back to Cornell to tailgate and socialize. Thanks to the wedding of Holly Klafehn and Ron Drake '90, I along with many of our classmates, had a chance to roam the Cornell campus a little earlier this year. On July 30, Holly and Ron walked down the aisle at Sage Chapel and celebrated their marriage at the Statler. Everything was beautiful and everyone had a wonderful time. While Cindy Trice '93 was making faces at the disposable "Wedding Memories" cameras on each table, Steve Weiner, Stephen Weinstein, and H. Alex Ruiz '90 were snapping shots for Holly to remember. Other classmates in attendance were Elizabeth Alexander, Margaret Arnold, Steve Beiser, and a bunch of his Sigma Chi brothers. We all agreed it was great to be back even though Ruloff s was still jam-packed and the price of Shaeffers at the Royal Palm went up 25 cents.

Wedding bells were also ringing for Meredith Clark, who was married to Christopher Mahan Shachoy on June 25. Meredith is a retail operational consultant in Boston for the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. Congrats to both Holly and Meredith.

In other news from classmates overseas, David Taylor and Masako Shibata Taylor are now working for Hyatt International in Japan. They are based in Osaka and prepared for the opening of the Hyatt Regency in Osaka in June. David and Masako warmly welcome visitors to their extra room in their apartment and encourage anyone to write them at 1-9-26, #202 Tamade Higashi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Japan 557. Carolina Maduro is in Honduras at a family holding company called Inversiones La Paz. She is working as a human resources assistant, in a field she claims is totally new to her. Yet, Carol says, she is getting valuable work experience at a good company. Andrew Galligan Jr. spent a year in Lausanne, Switzerland, working as an investment banker at a small mergers and acquisitions boutique called McDaniels, SA. Drew writes, "I would highly recommend that others try to work abroad. It's been a fascinating experience and has made me really appreciate American society, culture, and business." He is back in the States studying at Penn's Wharton School.

A press release from the Fleet Home Town News Center announces that Navy Lt. Cmdr. (and fellow classmate) Walter Powell, ME C '91 departed in May for a six-month Western Pacific and Indian Ocean deployment aboard the attack submarine USS Asheville. Walter is one of more than 130 crew members aboard the 360-foot nuclear-powered attack submarine. Best of luck to you, Walter.

Meanwhile, Kristin Markussen is a banker at the National Bank of Alaska in Anchorage. Michael Goldwasser is finally settled in Casa Grande, AZ after what he claims as "short stints" in California and Oregon. He is working as a human resources administrator at Frito-Lay. Also on the West Coast are Christine Anderson, James Cavalieri III, Jeffrey Burmeister, and Trang Dinh. Christine left Chicago in June and went "searching for the ocean, mountains, and double lanes in Seattle." She did admit that she was sad to be leaving her "Cornellian-Chicago buddies" and classmates, especially Alissa Moore, Sarah Siedman, Margaret Showel, Steve Beiser, Abbe Goldberg, and Nicole Halpern. Jim recently switched to the Unigraphics division of EDS and lives in a suburb of Seattle. Jeff is living in Olympia, WA and is an account manager/consultant at Employers Unity Inc. Trang is in California, where she is a senior project engineer at Exxon Co., US. She reports she attended Oral Boston's wedding, where she saw Jeff Carver and Mary Trabold.

Mary Finch is an instructor at the US Navy's Officer Indoctrination School. She is based in Newport, RI, where she was transferred in February from Centerville Beach, CA. Matthew Dougall has his brain back intact after acting as the Scarecrow on a seven-month tour with The Wizard of Oz. The tour took Matt through the US, Canada, and Mexico, and while he was in Baltimore, he saw classmate H. "Trip" Burgunder. He is back in New York City now, pursuing acting and modeling.

Also on the move are Gregory Dickhens and Daniel Dammann. Both peers moved from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Gregory joined Marriott International as a manager of market planning and feasibility, while Daniel is working as store manager of Rand McNally Map & Travel store. Before settling in DC, he went to Thailand for two weeks when he saw Liv Gussing. Stacey Neren reports about a Cornell in Minnesota Wine Tasting event. She lives in Minneapolis and says that she saw Barbara Lang '78, wines professor, and 30 other Cornellians at the event.

Happy autumn to you all and those of you who attended Homecoming have probably observed that, construction aside, Cornell is the same beautiful campus and inspiring institution it was when we were there. *Melanie Bloom, 401 E 80th St., #24D, NYC 10021.

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