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Class Notes, 1996 November/December

November 1996

Greetings from the Hill! As the cooler weather starts to set in, grab a blanket, some hot chocolate, and a cozy couch, and sit back and read the latest from the Class of '91. I've gotten lots of news this month, so let's jump right in! While some alums may still be looking for Mr./Mrs. Right, several have taken the plunge into the wonderful world of marriage. Bruce F. Mackle shared wedding vows with Susan Morrissey on June 30 at the Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, NY . Bruce is a marketing supervisor at the Cruise Lines International Assn., a trade organization in New York City and began a MBA program at New York U. in September. The wedding bells continued on the 30th in Tarrytown, NY, as Jennifer A. Tenser and Seth A. Cammeyer were married. Jennifer currently works as an account supervisor at Lord, Sullivan & Yonder Marketing Communications in Columbus, OH. George "Taz" DeLorenzo wrote to tell us that he and Ann M. Casey were married last July and are living in Cortland, NY.

Doctors Therese M. Duane and Jeffrey M. Tessier celebrated their second wedding anniversary on July 30. Therese is a general surgery resident, while Jeffrey is in an internal medicine residency program at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. The couple reside in Virginia Beach, VA. News from Lewisburg, PA, tells us that veterinarians Lia (Belanger) '91, DVM '95, and Glenn Book, DVM '95, were married in February. The couple is currently working at an animal hospital in Lewisburg. Julia (Schlotthauer) reports enjoying married life for three years with husband Brett Kreher '89. Julia graduated from law school in 1994 and is enjoying a second job as an attorney, while Brett is busy farming.

Several classmates have been busy completing tours of duty in our military services. Mary Finch recently finished a tour with the US Navy and started a master's program in public policy at Duke U. Edward P. Hammond, also a Naval officer, recently started a graduate program at Stanford in mechanical engineering. A press release from Norfolk, VA, brings us news that Navy Lt. Sean H. Ensign was recently designated a patrol plane tactical coordinator in the Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft with Patrol Squadron Eight, Naval Air Station in Brunswick, ME.

Wendy Sievenpiper sends word of her completion of a dentistry residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo, NY , and has purchased a solo dental practice in E. Amherst, NY . She also recently attended the wedding of Tara (Robinson), who married Mike Barone '94. Tara is currently doing research at the V A Medical Center. Kirsten (Etka) wrote to tell us that she and husband Brian Hallstrom '90 are moving into their new home in Ann Arbor, MI. Kirsten is a physical therapist at the U. of Michigan Hospitals, where Brian is starting his second year of an orthopedic residency. Kirsten also told us that friend Susan K. Curtis is currently an assistant track coach at Cornell. Scott Peterson can be best spotted at the top of ski slopes across the United States. Scott reports having left Vail, CO, last year to work in Alaska. Before winter set in, Scott moved back to Vermont and taught skiing at Stowe. Getting paid to ski and travel ... what a great concept!

Several classmates have ended up in France. Among those is Richard Field, now working in Paris as vice president of a multinational health-care company after completing his MBA at New York U.'s business school. Perhaps he'll run across Robin Hartman DeLafforest, who writes to say that she had a baby boy on April 15. Congratulations, Robin!

Suzanne Kelley Austin had a beautiful baby girl on Feb. 27 and earned a degree as a registered nurse later in the spring. Keith L. Goldman and wife Lisa had their second son Andrew, Oct. 2, '95; older son Daniel turned 3 in March. The Goldman family reside in Herdon, VA. Congratulations to all new parents and their families!

This year the Class of '91 broke all records for reunion attendance! Let's continue to keep the enthusiasm and close ties with fellow classmates strong! Maureen Larson Tarantello rode up from, Washington, DC, for Reunion Weekend with Maria Cleaveland, Melissa Schrader, and Celina Alvarez, and reports having had a great time! Maureen is working in Compensation Consulting at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and attending Kellogg for a future MBA degree. Word from Michael Fisher, also working toward an MBA, at De Paul U. in the Windy City, tells us he met up with Christopher Schallmo and Nhat Bui for reunion and painted the town RED! Aside from business school, Michael is currently a marketing manager at the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Assn.

Jim Hanson, Grad and wife Diane (Ellis) will be house parents at Chi Omega for the 1996-97 school year. Jim recently earned a MEng degree at Cornell and received the first Richard N. White Award for Structural Engineering. Jim is now working toward a PhD in fracture mechanics. The couple had a great time at reunion and are conveniently located on campus for future alumni visitors!

Well, that's all the news for this month! Drop a line to Alumni House, Class of '91, 626 Thurston Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850-2490, with announcements and updates, orjust drop a line to let classmates know what you've been up to! Keep the news pouring in! I look forward to hearing from you! *Linda Moerck, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff: NY 11579.

December 1996

With the year winding down and winter about to settle in, it's the perfect time to think once again about this past summer. On August 18, I was a groomsman in one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to. Darin Feldman and his bride, Beth, took their vows in Lawrence, NY, on Long Island. Besides myself, other Cornellians in the wedding party included Dr. Sebastian Ciancio, Mike Blatt, and Mike D. Snyder. Rod Gallagher '90 and Stan Leong '90 were also in attendance. The couple honeymooned in Europe. Notice the prefix before Sebastian's name. He is currently a urology resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

There are other summer weddings to announce. They may not know it, but two couples share an anniversary. Shelli Bodnar married David G. Cohen '90 on June 29 in the A. D. White House garden. Jeff Carver '91, Dave Berman, and Sven Dahlquist were classmates who made the trip to the Hill. Meanwhile, "downstate," Bruce MackIe was marrying Susan Morrissey. Attendees included: John Arabia, Otis Curtis, Scott Drake (groomsman), Mark Gerber, Arnie Spector '92,Jason Pearl, Alison Rosenberg, Scott Peterson, and Art Witebsky. On June 23, Gail FishIer married Dan Sirota '90. Finally, I've also received word of an April wedding. Tara Robinson married Mike Barone '94. Hertwinsister, Tiffany, was her matron of honor. Susan Walker and Susan Potts Owens were bridesmaids. Jennifer Gray writes that she is spending the first semester of her third year of law school in London. Steve Merz just completed his administrative post-graduate fellowship at Y ale-New Haven Hospital. He continues working developing their health system. Susan Skoglund Young now has her MBA from the U. of Washington. She is a product manager at Signature Software in Oregon. David Lenhardt just graduated from Dartmouth with his MBA. He is working in Dallas, TX, as a consultant for Bain and Co.

Catherine Laughlin earned her master's in health services administration from the U. of Michigan in May. Nicole Luecke is a second-year ob/gyn resident at George Washington U. Bozena Jachna has begun a neurosurgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Eric Kovalsky is a resident in radiology at Vanderbilt U. Hospital. Debra Etelson is a resident in pediatrics at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Charles Lee is a resident in anesthesiology at the U. of Michigan. Finally, Eric Gomes can be addressed as "Dr.," as he is a resident in internal medicine at Y ale-New Haven Hospital.

Here's what some other classmates are doing in the rat race. Jon Russo is an electrical engineer for Hughes/Martin Marietta in Camden, NJ. He also married last February. Susan Geringer is a technical sales manager for Dean Foods Co. in Chicago. She is busy traveling around the eastern half of the United States. Sharyn Talman was promoted to employment manager for Beth Abraham Health Services in the Bronx. She oversees recruitment for the Bronx and Westchester facilities. Peter Fishman just joined the corporate finance investment banking department at First Albany Corp. and moved back to New York City. Robin Bentz is a graphic designer living and working in Manhattan. Heidi Hirvonen is a project manager for an architectural firm specializing in airport noise abatement. Jennifer Goldberg Bretan is a celebrity publicist in NYC. Jessica Lifland is a photographer in San Francisco. Kelly Gordon is an associate on the toxic tort team at Wilentz, Goldman, and Spitzer in New Jersey and New York. Peter P. Hathaway works for US Realty Consultants in Columbus, OH. He has a home in Bexley, OH, with wife Michele and children Cameron and Sydney.

Some classmates prefer more exotic activities and locales. For instance, Sarah J. Abbe is working in La Paz, Bolivia, for a non-profit company. Tak-Keung Duncan Chui is a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, currently working in Hong Kong and Taipei. He is also treasurer of the Cornell Club of Hong Kong.

Finally, I have a couple of notes I thought would end this month's column on an upbeat note. If you have a sick pet, Heidi Hummelman is on the job. She began a small animal practice in Wallingford, CT, in July after completing a clinical internship at Kansas State U. She attended the U. of Georgia veterinary college. Also, if you are in Manhattan for the holidays, pay a visit to "Divine Bar." It is a new wine, beer, cigar, and tapas lounge at 244 East 51st St., owned and operated by Shari Schneider. Until my next column, please send any correspondence, including Christmas gifts, to my work address below. Cheers and happy holidays! *Kevin Lemanowicz, c/o WFXT, PO Box 9125, Dedham, MA 02027-9125.

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