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Class Notes, 1996 September/October

September 1996

Has it really been five years since we last trekked up Libe Slope, used our Cornell card at the Campus Store, spent an after noon under the sun on the Arts Quad or on the rocks below in the gorges? Well for those classmates who joined us, the 675 Class of '91 alums at Reunion Weekend, these memories may be a bit closer to heart! For classmates who were able to make it this year, Reunion Chairs Jeffrey Weintraub, MD '95 and Dorine Colabella Scher did a spectacular job coordinating a weekend filled with activities, parties, and plenty of face time to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances! The Class of '91, with 676 in attendance, broke the Class o f '89' s record of 564 returning alums! The mighty Big Red '91 continued to break records with the highest percentage of returning alumni and as recipient of the prestigious Ezra Award for the highest number of new donors to the Cornell Campaign. Under the leadership of Meredith Clark Shachoy, the campaign committee John Hedlund, Scott Miller, Herbert "Trippy" Burgunder III, Alfred Watts, and Jana Pompadur were successful in raising a total of $47,900 with the help of 506 alumni donors. A special thank you to all involved in this endeavor! President Hunter Rawlings was equally impressed with the fact that the Class '91 tents had both the best music and food (catered by the Hot Truck) on campus!

The weekend really got going on Friday afternoon with a Finger Lakes Winery Tour which hosted 150 thirsty alums for an afternoon of wine tasting, reuniting, and fun. Notable on board were Nicole Knapp Dobell with husband Dave, Julie B. Gluck, and Kristine Bogard us. Ithaca, of course, provided a mix of sun, humidity, and rain, but even the downpours could not stop the festivities. Friday evening brought the infamous Hot Truck Dinner, a visit from President Rawlings, and an evening of partying both at Reunion Tent parties on the Arts Quad and in Collegetown, as group of alums filled to the walls Dunbar's, the Royal Palm, and Rulloffs! It was a time to catch up with friends, revisit the past, and share dreams of the present and future.

Saturday morning started out with a continental breakfast and later an afternoon of volleyball, softball, canoeing or just kicking back and settling in the sun on rocks lining the gorges. Alums from all classes were visible across campus and throughout Collegetown enjoying a sort of Fun in the Sun. Among them were John Arabia, Laura Brickmeier, Jeff Carver, Yvette Auyeung, Michelle Mattrey, Joseph Moran, and Douglas Gamble. A full open bar tent on the Arts Quad was enjoyed later in the afternoon, followed by posing for the class picture, an Italian feast in Lynah Rink, and the traditional Cornelliana Night, where Cornellians spanning the decades filled Bailey to relive the music and memories of time past. Sunday morning, before many classmates had said their last goodbyes, a University Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance was held in Sage Chapel, with the sermon under the direction of one of our own classmates, Lauren Neuborne. Lauren is currently a rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College at Cincinnati.

As the weekend drew to a close, as a class it was great to have been back on the Hill, renewing old ties and forging new ones. As we enter our next five year mark from graduation, I hope our class remains as spirited and involved in our connections with each other. I would like to thank all out-going officers for their enthusiasm and contributions, especially our past class correspondents, Howard Stein and Melanie Bloom, who successfully kept us all in touch across the miles. In addition, our appreciation to the outstanding support of Jeff Weintraub and Dorine Colabella Scher, who will continue as Reunion chairs for our spectacular ten-year debut in 2001! Meredith Clark Shachoy will continue with her class commitment as the vice president of development along with newcomer Andrew Puzzio, and Howard Stein will return as our new class president. Also welcome new officers Daniel Kim, vice president, membership/affinity networking and Paul Hayre, class council. Vice presidents of communications/marketing (aka class correspondents) are Linda Moerck and Kevin Lemanowicz.

Kevin and I are looking forward to overflowing mailbox of e-mails and letters full of news from classmates with news in the upcoming months! I look forward to seeing all of you no later than the year 2001! Keep smiling and writing! Linda Moerck, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff: NY 11579.

October 1996

Now that five years have passed since graduation, the wedding bells are ringing far and wide. Jill Ilan Berger married Tomer Inbar, MA '92, on July 2, '95. Cornellians in attendance included Jill's parents, Bruce '64 and Toni LeRoy Berger '66, and brother David Berger '94. Jill and Torner are attorneys working in New York City. Dr. Olga Tsoudis was married in Greece to Stephanos Antoniades. David Tate and Tom Shields made the long trip to attend. August 19, '95 saw the marriage of Laura Fricke to Douglas Maine. In attendance were Richard I. Fricke '43, and Richard J. Fricke '67. Christine Anderson, Shelly Hood, and Alissa Moore were bridesmaids. Married in September 1995 were Olen Honeyman and Carla Heiss. They live in New York City. Cheryl Jacobson, MILR '94, was wed Oct. 8, '95 to Michael Favale '91, JD '94. They work in NYC and Nassau County, respectively, and live on the Island. Also in October 1995, Alix Mellis married James S. Brown in Rye Brook, NY. Jenny Park and Sara Weaver were bridesmaids. Chris Rossi '86 was a groomsman. Derek Minihane was also there.

I had the pleasure of attending a delightful New England wedding last October. Liz Mirabile married Doug Levens '92. Janet Y. Chen Daniel and Margaret Chow were bridesmaids. Mike Karet, Paul Marashlian '92, and Tom Boorady '92 were ushers. Chris Hebert, Sam Sankar '92, Alan Shah '92, Aubrey Bout '92, and Chris Turner '94 also enjoyed the celebration. The couple is living in the Big Apple, where Doug works for Sysco Foods while attending New York U.'s Stem School o f Business, part time, and Liz is a resident in internal medicine in New York U. Bellevue. The weddings continued into November as John Munley married Kathleen Hawley on the 25th in Endwell, NY, where they currently live. More recently, Nancy Mervish married Daniel Reisner in May 1996. Nancy just earned her master's degree from Columbia in epidemiology. Dr. Stephen G. Schwartz was wed to Melanie Rebak '90 in June 1996 in New Rochelle, NY. Stephen F. George married Wendy Llewellyn, in Ohio, June 15. Ellen Hegener and Mariano Garcia '93 were married June 1. Amanda Telford writes that she "just got married May 18, '96." The newlyweds honeymooned in Corsica and Paris. Wendy Fuhr was a bridesmaid. Amanda returned the favor three weeks later as Wendy was married.

Of course, once that formality is out of the way, some classmates believe it's time to enlarge the family. Jill Schiffhauer Baxter and Tom '88 proudly write that they have a baby girl named Kristen Rose, born March 6. Steve DelRosso and his wife had a g'day on March 28, when Dominic Alexander came into the world in Australia. They are moving back to Ithaca, Steve's original home, where he will continue working for Mettler Toledo. Vanessa Hicks-Voorham had a baby boy, Timothy Paul Anthonius, on April 1 ... no joke. Allen Browne also added a potential Cornellian when baby boy Trever Allen was born, in Maine

Rachel Cassidy just completed her MS degree at Georgia Tech. Janese Bechtol recently visited Barcelona, Spain, and the southern coast of France with friends, Noel Matos among them. A.J. Brohinsky is a commodity futures trader in Texas, trading crude oil on the NYMEX. Julie Near is in the PhD program at U. of California, Berkeley, studying archaeology. Too much news to print all at once. Happy Halloween! *Kevin Lemanowicz, 95 Tunxis Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.

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