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Class Notes, 1997 November/December

Jennifer Dean sends the following update: "Dear Class of '91: Several Cornellians recently gathered in Wilmington, NC, for a housewarming party hosted by Kathy Duffy and Samir Khanjar. Kathy and Samir met at Reunion 1996. Samir is currently in an ob/gyn residency program. Kathy will be teaching elementary school in Wilmington and just received her master's in education from the U. of Texas.

"Another classmate at the party was Karen Schmeidler, who recently quit her job as an investment banker and planned to start a master's program in social work at New York U. in September. Over the summer she enjoyed three-months' sabbatical. Karen recently moved to Brooklyn.

"I (Jennie Dean) work for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees in Washington, DC. Last year I missed our 5th-year Reunion as I was in Bosnia with UNHCR investigating conditions for the return of refugees. I earned a master's of philosophy degree in linguistics from the U. of Reading in Eng-land in 1993. Lately, I sing with a Washington, DC, women's a cappella group, The Drastic Measures, which includes Alison Torrillo '95, Margaret Cahill '87, and Jessica Graus '93.

"Also attending the housewarming party was Timothy Schade, (a potential member of the Class of 2019?), son of Mike and Joan Kochan Schade. Timothy was born March 16 in Mt. Kisco, NY. The Schade family recently moved to Arlington Heights, IL, where Mike continues his career with IBM.

"M. J. "Joe" Riordan just started a new job at Sailfish, a subsidiary of Reuters. Living outside of Ithaca for the first time in ten years, Joe is now based in Brooklyn. Beth Livolsi '92 is an intensive care unit nurse at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY. Gary Wojcik was taking a summer vacation from his PhD program in meteorology at SUNY, Albany. Lee Hachadoorian works as a software developer in New York City. Heather George is teaching ninth-grade science in Lexington, KY.

"Kathy, Samir, Jennie, Karen, Joan, and Timmy spent the week hanging out at the beach and are looking forward to seeing their news in an upcoming issue of Cornell Magazine."

I won't have the opportunity to write another column again before the new year, so... happy holidays, everyone. This holiday season is extra special for my family. Wife Alina and I now have a baby boy! Conor Paul Lemanowicz was born Aug. 2, '97 at 5:05 a.m. He weighed in at eight pounds, three ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches long. Conor took his time-Alina was in labor for 22 hours! He is absolutely beautiful.

We are not the only ones adding to the population. Steve Del Rosso writes that his wife Missy gave birth to their second son, Andrew Joseph, on Mar. 29, '97. Andrew was eight pounds, 11 ounces, and 20 inches long. I received some very cute pictures of both Andrew and his brother Dominic. Diane Rose- man gave birth to Zachary Alan Spitz on Feb. 7, '97. Tracey McGrath had her first child, Maegan Erin, Aug. 30, '96. LaMonte Edwards announced the birth of Angelique Oliv-ia Janice, Oct. 15, '96. Laura Ceglowski Fronhofer gave birth to son Luke on Mar. 3, '97.

Kimberly Oliver was married to Russell Brothers III in Nashville, TN, on Sept. 28, '96. Jill Weisman was among the Cornellians attending. Hallie (Goldman) was married on Oct. 19, '96, to Doug Hohner '92. Her maid of honor was Madelyn Curto. Madelyn, my Comm 201 TA, is working for Pfizer in Connecticut. Others at the wedding were Melisse Murray, who's earning her PhD at Johns Hopkins U., and Kristy Bogardus, as well as "lots of '92 classmates." J. Amy Seegal married Ben Kutell on Sept. 1, '96, in Newport, RI. In attendance were Kris Billiar, Paul Dailey, and Elissa Icso '90. Amy is teaching art full-time in Florida.

Elena Yotides was married in Greece on the island of Santorini in May 1997. In attendance were Lori Giuffre and Michele Scherer. Elena has left her position as senior nutritionist at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston to work for Hoechst Marion Roussel Pharmaceuticals in Kansas City. Donna Kessler married in September 1996. Classmates witnessing the event were Joanne Maurno, Elysa Serber, Juliette Merer, Dave and Nicole Knapp Dobell. Donna is now in a pediatric residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore in the Bronx. Ken Freeman was married to Colleen O'Neal '90 in New Orleans, June 8. Jennifer Bland married Peter Triolo on May 24, '97. In attendance were Yanaka Bernal, Brian Ber-gevin, Rob and Sandy Stroope Dupcak, and Cavarly Berwick Garrett.

News other than births and weddings now... Jeffrey Zola is now working for Mattson Technology as a field process engineer based in Austin, TX. Jason Wexler is an internal medicine resident at the U. of Michigan Medical Center. Wendy Sievenpiper completed a dental general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo. She now has a solo dental practice, "Transit Valley Family Dentistry," in E. Amherst, NY. Stephen Schwartz is a resident in the department of ophthalmology at New York U. Medical Center. He adds that he has now been married one year. Hah! My fifth anniversary will have come and gone by the time you are reading this.

Laura Miller Moody is a registered professional engineer (PE). She is a project manager with Emerick Construction in Portland, OR. David Warner recently joined Larson Associates Landscape Architects and Site Planners in Arlington, MA. He recently went to Long Island to visit John Lucey. Kristen Trapp is manager, sales systems at Astra USA in Westborough, MA. She is working extensively on Astra's Web sites and the year 2000 project, as well as database management. Gregory Stoller is the Asia Pacific and Latin America market development manager at Shiva Corp. He recently met up with Mike Dreitzer in Las Vegas. Debbie Sniderman has a new job at Analog Devices Inc. in Cambridge, MA. She is an advanced process development engineer. Also in Massachusetts, Jeannette Perez-Rossello began radiology residency at Harvard's Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Elizabeth Yager is now manager of store systems for a chain of supersized craft stores called Creativity. She adds that she worked with Gwen Kashuck Watts from 1991 to 1995. Gwen has a daughter, Jessica.

David Zaslow joined the law firm of White and Williams in Philadelphia, specializing in medical malpractice and casualty defense. He is also a paramedic. David married his high school sweetheart on Sept. 21, '96. Philip Mekelburg has a neat idea. He started a business called "Art & Soul," an arts and crafts cafe. It is a do-it-yourself art place in an upscale retail environment with a coffee bar. He met with Gavin Davis and Joseph Kujawa '90 in Baltimore for the Preakness. They lost money. John Park is a wireless systems engineer for Hewlett-Packard Co. in Cupertino, CA. He finished his PhD in electrical engineering at U. of California, Berkeley, in May 1997. Jeffrey Pease is director of information systems for Zen Systems Inc., a technical consulting services and placement company in Sausalito, CA.

Finally, Anne Stamer writes to tell us of how she got together with three very close friends, Amy Marcus '90, Andrea Lillo '90, and Bet Nielsen '90. They hadn't seen each other since graduation, but it was just like old times. That day in May in Philadelphia, Anne says the six years they'd been apart "just faded away." Perhaps we should all make a point to keep those old friendships going. Something to think about, especially during the holidays. Cheers.Kevin Lemanowicz, 2 Whitelawn Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

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