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Class Notes, 1995 July/August

July/August 1995

In keeping with the theme of summer and for lack of a better way to begin this month's column, I'm going to dive right into the news. Julie Pearlman wrote with an update. She graduated from The American U. in May 1994 and is now working as an attorney at a labor law firm in Washington, DC. Then in September 1994 she married her "Freshman-year sweetheart," Matthew Schatz '90. Mindy Blitzer was a bridesmaid. Cornellians also in attendance were Mike and Joan Kochan Schade, Sally Mason, Julian Luther '90, Will Dow, Rich Kowalczyk, Anne W est '89, and former Associate Dean of the Ag college Ken Wing '58 and his wife, Sharon (Sperry Hall Faculty-in-Residence). After a honeymoon cruise to Alaska, Julie and Matthew moved to Silver Spring, MD.

Lisa Epstein also sent me a ton of news about other classmates. First and foremost, Lisa was married on Dec. 31, '94. Rachel Laiserin and Tina Hohn Schissel were bridesmaids. Now Lisa is working at New York U. as an academic advisor. Other Cornellians who attended her wedding were Alex Temel and Jennifer Gold. Both are in St. Louis, MO, where Alex is finishing up law school at Washington U. and Jennifer is in medical school. Steve Schuller is working in Dallas for Windham Hotels. Naresh Patel will be completing his residency at Mt. Sinai in neurosurgery. Rita Landman is staying in NYC after finishing at NYU medical school for her residency at Cornell Medical Center. Varman Samuel will be in Chicago for his residency after finishing up med school at NYU. Ashley Gravelle is at Johnson State in Vermont getting her master's degree in special education. Tammy Kahn is in her final year at Albany law school. Linda Keenan is working in NYC for Bloomberg TV.

In other news, John House is in Cyprus, Greece, where he is a lecturer at an intercollege. John said the Cornell Society of Hotelmen Reunion of the European Chapter in March 1993 in Cyprus was an absolute success. In another part of the world, Liv Gussing is working at Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, Thailand. She said she was recently joined at the same property by classmate Will Thompson.

Meanwhile, Kevin Yam is an interface analyst at Apache Medical Systems Inc. in Virginia. Jacob Swiller is a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC. Megan McNealy is selfemployed as a tutor and co-owns a private educational tutoring business called CustomCrafted Tutoring in Del Mar, CA. Victoria Macheski is a retail kitchen manager at Hay Day Inc. in Westport, CT. Chrig Casieri is a program coordinator in economics at the MacArthur Federation in Chicago, IL.

Kristen Trapp is in sales at Astra USA in Westborough, MA. Deborah Herendeen is a membership system administrator at The Society of the Plastics Industry in Washington, DC. Debbi shares her dream of someday opening up her own restaurant and studies restaurant management in order to prepare herself. Robert Hill is a district supervisor at ACDI Foods in Valparaiso, IN, while Kay Lillibridge is a senior bookseller at Waldenbooks in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Carolyn Barnes Lawson gives news about the birth of her baby girl, Kathryn Elizabeth on Oct. 2, '93. Congratulations! Carolyn adds that she received her master's degree in education from Nazareth College of Rochester in May 1993. Meanwhile, Angela Shope Stiefbold is a city planner for the City of Allentown (P A). Jean Signorelli is a group sales manager at The Bon Ton Stores Inc. at Pyramid Mall in Ithaca.

Of those peers pursuing advanced degrees, Cristos Goodrow left his consultant position at Andersen Consulting in San Francisco to attend Lehigh U. as a PhD candidate in mathematics. Jenna Goldstein was in investment banking before entering U. of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Meanwhile, Lori Giuffre says she is "still" a vet student at Iowa State U. and plans to graduate in May 1996. David Brown is a grad student in the physics department at SUNY, Stony Brook, and Douglas Fambrough is in the grad program at U. of California, Berkeley.

Well, one more year till the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, but the Class of '91 always continues to "go for the gold." Keep sending news so I can boast about our classmates. And please note, once again, my new address in Manhattan. *Melanie Bloom, 315 E. 85th St., #2C, NYC 10028.

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