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Class Notes, 1996 July/August

July/August 1996

My fellow classmates: due to the fact that I am writing this column prior to attending our first five-year Reunion, I am unable to report on the events that took place. However, please stay tuned, for in the September issue you can read a full report of the goings-on throughout Reunion Weekend, June 6-9. Now, right to the news about Class of '91ers. Doug Jutte, a Harvard medical student, lived for seven months in Guatemala, where he conducted a study on iron deficiency in 3,100 children in a rural Mayan village. Cathy Samuelson is an applications specialist in Oakland, CA at Tender Loving Things, maker of the Happy Massager. Paul Kotula is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Santa Fe, NM, while Joel Birnbaum is studying for his MBA at the U. of Texas, Austin. Joel also writes about Seth Goldrich's wedding last August on Long Island and that Dave DeMoulpied, Steve Yerid, Pascal Dauphin, and Lisa Rubenstein attended. While Tami Wardle practices law at White & Case in New York City, Amy Epstein Feldman is a lawyer in Philadelphia

Antoine Pharamond is a chassis systems engineer at Polaris Industries for A TVs, snowmobiles, and Jetskis, and Patrick Liu is a ski instructor in Windham, NY. Patrick also teaches middle school science at Isaac Young Middle School in New Rochelle. Kristi Church Viles is a research technician of neurobiology at Duke U., as Eric Kossoff undergoes his residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA. Among the classmates graduating from medical school at The U. of Buffalo with Eric: Samir Khanjar, Mary Ciotoli, Anthony DiRubbo, Brian Zebrowski, Sebastian Ciancio, Miroslav Bobek, Susan Potts, Therese Duane, Jeff Tessier, Eric Bluman, Dona Lim, Tareq Harb, and Kate Guernsey.

Mark Tatum writes of his marriage to Lisa Skeete '89 in Washington, DC and his celebration with peers Rosemary Medina and Maurice Colas '90. Mark is now in Jersey City, NJ, where he is the Northeast region sales manager at the Clorox Co. Christine McKenna is a purchasing manager with National Industries for the Blind in Virginia' while Emily Kaplan lives in Lakeland, FL and is director of marketing for a minor league hockey team managed by her parents and brother.

This is the last and final column, for now, that I will be writing, for my five-year term has come to an end, and I would like to give another classmate the opportunity to act as your correspondent for the next five years. Before I sign off, though, I would like to take a few lines to mention Cornellians who have entered my life since graduation, either on the streets of NYC, on the telephone, through the mail, or in some way during my other travels ... Holly Klafehn, Josh Berman, Christine Anderson, Tara Cooper, Cindy Trice '93, Darcy Andrew, Cristy Boccuti, Kenny Fried, Howard Stein, Marc Engel, Michelle Minotti, Jennifer Lee, Doug Greene, Laura Seymann, Carrie Richmond, Wendy Hellinger, Kenny Roban, Neil Einhorn, Lisa Dell, Melissa Sherman, Holly Geiger Kotler, Elyse Goldberg Goodman, Felicia Grumet, Barbara Wilinsky, Scott Miller, Alfred Watts, Katie McShane '89, Sumaya EI-Ashry Ali, Mark Mandell '92, Kris Billiar, Ben Kutell, and Stephen Kleinman; my close friends Jennie Tenser and Stephen Weinstein; and to my very dearest friend of all, Judith Germano.

Thank you for keeping the Cornell ties strong, and thanks to you all for enthusiastically sending in your news. Keep writing, and best wishes in all of your future endeavors! *Melanie Bloom, 19380 Collins Ave., #PH-11, Miami Beach, FL 33160.

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