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Class Notes, 1997 September/October

I'm writing this column in June with memories of hot days, cool nights, and refreshing dips in Ithaca's gorges. Although June 1997 did not mark a reunion year on the Hill for the Class of '91 many classmates devised their own mini-reunions both in- and outside of Ithaca. Class of '91 alums have been extremely busy this month, and I've got tons of news, so let's get ready to rumble

Our congratulations go out to Robyn (Lipsky) and Jeff Weintraub, MD '95, who were joined in marriage on April 5, '97. One of the highlights of the wedding occurred when all 38 Cornellians in attendance sang the "Alma Mater" standing together on the dance floor. Celebrating the big day with the couple were Amy Lipetz Sundet, Susan Cohen Moldow, Barbara Wilinsky, Doug Geiser '90, BA '92, Jim Conti '88, MBA '89, Cathy Allen '89 with husband Adam DeGarmo '90, Sanjeev Dhawan, Larry Dobrow '92, Marc Goldman '90, Ellen Goode, Adam Greene '92, Marshall Kohen '90, Melisa Levitt, Susan Lipetz, Greg Long '93, Steve Lipsky '95, Tony Magnano, Arik Marks, Dustin Moskowitz, Carla Nastro '90, Karen Paul, Mike Reading, ME M '92, Troy Resch, Jeff Richmond '92, MD '96, Michael "Joe" Riordan, MEI '92, Kevin Rugg, Dorine (Colabella) and David Scher '89, Brian Schilling, Karen Schmeidler, Jeffrey Schwartz '90, MD '94, Stephen Turner, Wendy Werblin '92, Gary Wojcik, and David Youngren '90. Once again, our infamous Reunion Co-Chair Jeffrey Weintraub was successful in bringing classmates together, although this time it was far above Delaware's waters!

Wedding bells were ringing in Nashville on Sept. 28, '96 when Kimberly L. Oliver married Russell W. Brothers III. Her sister Carrie Oliver '94 was the maid of honor and Lisaanne Lutz '92 was a bridesmaid. In addition to her father, Rick Oliver '69, other Cornellians in attendance were Harold "Bill" Oliver '64 and wife Carol (Elliott) '64, Jill Oliver '88, Julie Katz '90, BS '91, Amy Miller Moore '93, Jill Weisman '91 and Eric Keller '72. Kim is currently the president of Interactive Multimedia Associates in Nashville.

Keith F. Lender exchanged vows with Vardit Gilor on Dec. 29, '96 at Teddy Hall at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. Vardit is a graduate of Ben Gurion U. in Beersheba and is studying for a master's degree in communications and journalism at Bar-Ilan U. in Tel Aviv. Keith is completing a master's degree in marketing at Northwestern U. The name Lender is no coincidenceãKeith's father is the founder and former president of Lenders Bagel Bakery in W. Haven, CT. Congratulations go out to all of the happy newlyweds!

A news release from Washington U. in St. Louis, MO, announced Matthew C. Hammond as a 1997 student award recipient. Matthew graduated with a JD from Washington U.'s law school in May and was appointed to The Order of the Coif for academic excellence with the distinction of graduating at the top 10 percent of his class. Congratulations!

Jeremy Schwartz, MA '91, was ordained as a rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) on June 1, '97 in suburban Philadelphia, and also earned a master's degree in Hebrew letters. Rabbi Schwartz holds a BA in economics from the U. of Wisconsin, Madison. Jeremy worked on the forthcoming Reconstructionist High Holiday Prayer Book, served as student rabbi at the Reconstructionist Congregation Mayhim Rabim in Minneapolis and as an intern in the RRC Bet Midrash, where students assist fellow students in their text. Congratulations go out to Rabbi Schwartz and his family.

J. Scott Berniker called to tell us that he has graduated from the Wharton School and has accepted a position in New York City with the consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton. Scott will be working as an entertainment consultant for the firm. Also in the world of business and banking, Mark Cisz received an offer he could not refuse from the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan. Mark has been very busy at Morgan, traveling frequently, and playing the links as much as possible. Look out, Tiger Woods! Mark recently met up with Joseph Moran for lunch on Wall Street at the Bull Run Restaurant and Pub to celebrate Joe's new job with the Allied Irish Bank in mid-town Manhattan. Mark and Joe, both former Aggies, are rumored to have taught the Wall Street bartenders how to make an infamous Dunbar's Combat and had the crowd at the bar singing "Hail to Cornell" before returning to work. Timothy Todd Reed graduated from the Ohio State U. medical school this past June and will be headed to the Cleveland Clinic after graduation. Rachel Teck sends word from Massachusetts and reports she has been traveling to schools in Pennsylvania, New York, and New England as a Pilgrim. She was to start graduate work at George Washington U. in museum education in June 1997. She visited S. Deniz Bucak and Michael Doyle for a small reunion in Pennsylvania. Ines Hwang sends news from Taiwan, where she has been working since graduation. All is well and she would like to send her best to classmates. She looks forward to attending our 10th Reunion and seeing Jamie Norwoodthomas playing at the Haunt! (Jeffrey Weintraub, currently back from his honeymoon, is actively working on making our 10th Reunion even more successful than our 5th! )

Well, that's all the news for now! We look forward to hearing from you soon ä Keep the news flowing! We hope everyone enjoyed the sun, sand, and beaches this summer! To all of those classmates who returned to the Hill at reunion time, drop a line to let us know who you bumped into! Please write with news of graduations, future plans, marriages, and new additions to the family! See you at the tailgate outside of the Homecoming football game! GO BIG RED! Linda Moerck, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579.

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