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Class Notes, 1996 January/February

January/February 1996

As you may deduce from my new address at the bottom of this column, there is news to report in my life as well as yours. I have left my job in Ithaca, started a new one with Raytheon, and now live about a mile from Fenway Park in Brookline, MA. As you can imagine, moving and starting a new job has kept me quite busy for the past several months! I'm not the only one who has been busy. Reunion Co-Chairs Jeff Weintraub, MD '95 and Dorine Colabella Scher have been active in planning lots of fun activities for June 6-9, '96, the dates of Reunion. Elsewhere on this page is an ad providing details about activities on the agenda. You all should have received a mailing in October; if you did not, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (607) 255-3021 to make sure your correct address is known to them, and to get the latest Reunion information. If you did not receive the mailing and are interested in either running for a class office or in helping with the nominations, contact me and I can point you in the right direction. There's to be a second mailing this winter.

On a related note, congratulations are due to our entire class. We recently set a record for the most duespayers in any Cornell class ever. This is wonderful news, and hopefully indicates that we can set more records at Reunion. I hope to see many of you there as we try to set records for the most attendees and for the most donors to the Cornell campaign.

For those in cyberspace, there are other sources of class information and activities. Steve Rosenblum, currently a grad student at the U. of Michigan, has a web page for Reunion information. The address is There is also a class mailing list called CU91-L, which is based at Cornell's list server. E-mail me if you have any questions.

On with the news. The first classmate about whom I will report is Dorine Scher, mentioned above as a Reunion co-chair. Dorine earned her MEd at Bank Street College of Education in 1993, and has been teaching multiply handicapped children in Leonia, NJ. She recently received a grant to study the rainforest of British Columbia, and as a result was selected to write a chapter for a high school textbook on the environment. In January, Dorine is to start a PhD program at Stanford U., the move to California prompted by husband David '89 having been relocated by Sony Electronics.

Dorine will join a number of our other classmates who are working toward doctorates. Susan Halebsky is working on hers in sociology at the U. of California, San Diego after having earned her MA in history from the U.ofToronto in 1992. Susan writes that Marina Niforos is working at the World Bank, and Elizabeth Voulieris Kassinis is working at the United Nations.

David Tate is midway through his PhD program at the U. of Virginia, studying clinical psychology. David mentioned that he and cousin Tom Shields attended the wedding of Olga Tsoudis and Stephanos Antoniades in Nea Makri, Greece. Tom just earned his master's degree in urban and environmental policy from Tufts U. Olga earned her PhD from the U. of Arizona and is now on the faculty at Wayne State U. in Detroit.

On the subject of weddings, Bonnie Greenspan was married to Lawrence Goldberg this past July. Bonnie was also recently promoted to senior dietitian at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where she specializes in diabetes education. Cornellians attending the wedding included Allison Kottler, Amy Gordon, Mindy Blitzer, Wendy Hellinger, Fran Stoller Tepper '90, Melissa Benjamin '90, Irina Krislav, and Bonnie's brother Ken Greenspan '94.

Cpt. Jennifer Caci and Laura Kersting Barre obviously keep in close contact, as each wrote with nearly identical news of each other. Laura was married in July to Michael Barre, and has moved from South Carolina to New Hampshire to begin studying at Dartmouth medical school. Jennifer was in Haiti for six months last year as a company commander with the 86th Combat Support Hospital. She returned to the US last November, and is stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. Jennifer also notes that Cpt. Matt Wilkov is a lawyer with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.

Congratulations to all of the newlyweds, and best wishes to our entire class for a healthy and prosperous new year. See you at Reunion! *Howard Stein, 50 Alton PL, #4, Brookline, MA 02146; tel, (617) 9750422; email,

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