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Class Notes, 1997 January/February

January/February 1997

Greetings from the top of what probably, by this time of year, is a snow-covered Libe Slope! The Class of '91 has once again come through with tons of correspondence from around the globe, so let's get started! Wedding bells continues to ring throughout 1996 with the first news coming from Jennifer Tenser who was married to Seth Cammeyer on June 29, '96. Bridesmaids included Holly Geiger Kotler, Barbara Glickman Schultz, and Sheryl Resnick '90. Jennifer is working in Columbus, OH, as an account director at and advertising agency and would love to hear from fellow alums in the area.

August was a popular month for wedding bells of fellow alums. Julie Beth Gluck was married to Gregory Davis Hirsch '89 at the Livingston Country Club in New Jersey. Julie is pursuing a PhD in food science at Rutgers U. and husband Gregory is chief resident of obstetrics and gynecology at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.

News from William S. Abrams, MBA '93: he was married to Susan Hoffman at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, and is a manger in the Auburn plant of Capital Vial, which is best recognized for the production of plastic packaging. Kathleen Leavitt and Michael Sutton tied the know on August 24 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rush, NY. The couple both earned JD degrees at New York U. and Kathleen is an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton, a NYC law firm. Christine S. Anderson sends word from Seattle about her wedding on Sept. 1, '96 to Christopher Perkins. Cornellians in attendance included maid-of-honor Alissa Morre; bridesmaids Laura Fricke Main, Rochele Hood, and Rebecca Shilling; with a reading given by Margaret Showel. Other alumni in attendance Lisa Strope, Donna Boshardt Abreu '90, and Jennifer Wheeler '92. The wedding took place outdoors on a glorious sunny day at the Woodland Park Rose Garden on "Bumbershoot Weekend." (Bumbershoot is the name given to Seattle's annual music festival and its true meaning is "an umbrella.") Lucky for the bride and groom no "bumbershoot" was needed throughout their special day!

In addition to the large number of wedding weekends in 1996, several classmates wrote of celebrating anniversaries! Mark Tatum celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary in August with wife Lisa (Skeete) '89 on a trip to Hawaii. The couple started at Harvard this past fall in order to pursue MBA degrees together. Rachelle Lynn (Seeger) was married in October 1995 to Michael Jayner. Bridesmaids included alumni Iris (Lev) Henle and Peggy C.Y. Li. The happy couple currently reside in Stamford, CT. R. Scott Miller writes from Colorado, where he and his wife are enjoying their beautiful 2-month-old son, Ryan. Scott is working in Denver as a project manager at International Learning Systems. Congratulations to all couples starting a new life together and to the new lives they have created.

A press release from Cleveland, OH, brings word that Stephen F. George has been promoted to manager in Andersen Consulting's Cleveland office. Stephen, a native of Kent, OH, joined Anderson Consulting following graduation. He and wife Wendy reside in Kent. Industrious alumni have also found fame and fortune with the National Basketball Assn. Dave DeCecco was recently hired as a manager in marketing communications for the NBA. With connections like this, our next NYC alumni event may be held below the hoops of a New York Knicks game. Congratulations!

Deborah Barrash wrote to tell us she has settled in Houston, TX, after traveling the globe for the past year. There were Deborah sightings in South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador), and across Europe in Italy, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Greece. Welcome home! News from abroad also brings word from Jeronimo A. Reyes as he skydives high above the shores of Venezuela! Jeronimo had 12 sky dives logged when he wrote, and seven free-fall expeditions. To all Cornellians in Caracas ... look at below!

News from across the US finds Katherine Snow employed as a reporter at KOAT Television in Albuquerque, NM. Robert Marciano can also be tuned in as the weatherman at KPLC-TV (NBC affiliate) in Greenwich, CT. Douglas Pascale currently wears two hats in Ann Arbor, MI, as a product engineer at Ford Motor Co. by day and as a DJ/musician by night. Doug recently started his own small business called "DSP Multi-Media Productions." Kimberly Digiulio joined Intel as the generalist for the finance organization in Santa Clara, CA, and is attending Haas School of Business at U of California, Berkeley, working toward an MBA. Across the continent, Andrew Lee Stigler is working for the Dept. of State and pursuing a PhD at Yale in political science. Dustin Moskowitz was working hard toward working himself out of debt for the new year after spending eight days at the Olympics in Atlanta and doing some serious skiing last winter! Class of '91 member, regardless of the goal, are always working hard to achieve and excel!

Speaking about the Olympics, Dustin may have also run into Suzanne Ryan, Marc Block, Michelle Mattrey, Yvette Auyeung, Scott J. Davis, Sandy Turcotte-Lim and husband Eric Lim '90, Karen J. O'Brien, Jodie Rayburn, and Marty Cummings. Suzanne started a PhD sociology at the U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this past fall and on her trip down to Atlanta for the Olympics visited Michele Wunderlich Ogletree. Michele lives just south of Atlanta, was married in March 1996 to husband Brian, and is working as a lawyer. Yvetter Aureung is also a successful attorney in NYC, and Michelle Mattrey also recently returned to school at Pennsylvania State U. and is pursuing a PhD in communications.

Doug Jutte sends word from California after spending the majority of last year studying iron deficiency in children in a rural village in Guatemals. The trip (although mainly work!) included climbing of volcanoes and temples and scuba diving in Honduras's beautiful waters. Doug and Bozena Jachna graduated from Harvard medical school in May 1996 and Doug is currently a resident in pediatrics in Stanford, CA. Jeff J. Davis also left the East Coast city of Washington, DC, and is currently residing in the Bay Area outside of Oakland, CA. Jeff works as a consultant for Sybase Inc. and will occasionally get together with R. David Roach and Rick Perry, '89 for a good ol'-fashioned poker game. Charleen S. King is in Santa Monica, CA and attending UCLA's Anderson School working toward an MBA. Charleen completed a two-year program as a financial analyst at Smith Barney and recently traveled to Alaska. The California Council connection continues with news from Matthew J. Price, a fourth-year medical student at UCLA's medical school. Matthew has kept in touch with Joshua Milberg, who has been living in Santiago, Chile, for the past three years and working as a financial analyst.

Congratulations go out to Tracey Reilly-Mann, who graduated from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse with an MS in biochemistry and molecular biology in May 1996. Jennifer Adams Kirsch sends an update from Germany, where she recently started a R&D position in the mobile-switching area at Nokia Telecommunications in Dusseldorf. Jennifer completed a master's in industrial engineering and operation research at U. of Califormia, Berkeley, and also worked for a period of time at the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany.

In closing, I would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lauren Samantha Neuborne, who passed away in September 1996. Lauren is survived by husband Seth Sander and will be deeply missed by her family and those lives she touched and inspired at Cornell and through- out her life. Lauren and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although the winter weather seems to be here to stay ... spring is lurking around the corner. Stay warm and keep the news flowing! *Linda Moerck, 264 Carpenter Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579.

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