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Class Notes, 1998 January/February

A huge THANK YOU to all classmates who sent news from around the globe! It has truly been a busy year for everyone with lots of exciting news and announcements to share. As we enter the winter of 1998, keep warm and cuddle up with a warm blanket and hot chocolate as we delve into this month's news!c As the summer drew to a close, wedding bells were ringing for many classmates, including myself! On Sept. 6, '97, I (Linda Moerck) was married to Mark Michael Cisz '91 in Massapequa, NY. It was a truly beautiful and memorable day shared with family and good friends. Cornellians venturing to Long Island for our wedding included best man Daniel Howard '99, and Carla (Farina) and Leslie Bihari Jr. '89, Yvette Auyeung, J. Scott Bernicker, and Todd Gottesman, MBA '92. Mark works on Wall Street for J.P. Morgan, while I am a second-year resident in pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital. Mark and I also were honored to attend the wedding of Carla Farina and Leslie Bihari on Aug. 16, '97, in Ithaca, NY. It was a gorge-ous day which brought back many memories, including the day Carla and Les met during freshman year!

Eric Michael Ferlito was married to Melanie Brinkley last May. Attending their wedding were classmates Dave Berlin, Sevan Terzian, and Robert Carroll. We also received news of the wedding of Jennifer Anne (Diamond) to Brett Alan Haber on Aug. 8, '97. The couple was married by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum at the Parker Meridian in New York City. Jennifer is currently a television news producer for the ABC News program "World News Tonight Weekend" in New York. Brett was a host of "Sports Center" on ESPN until July, and is currently joining Fox Television as a sports announcer at WTTG-TV in Washington.

News from Rye, NY, announced another August wedding-of Elizabeth Humphrey Paul to Anthony Robert Magnano. Anthony is a resident in internal medicine at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center and earned both the MD degree and a master's degree in pubic health from Columbia. Elizabeth is a programs manager in the White Plains office of Oxford Health Plans, after earning a degree in public health from Columbia, and is currently a doctoral candidate in health education. Elizabeth spent four years in Thailand, initially as a health-care development teacher and then as a health-care manager for Save the Children in the Phanat Nikhom refugee camp. Best wishes to all of our newlyweds! News from California finds Greg Darrah and Dennis Woodside competing in a triathlon in Los Angeles. Greg is a manager with Andersen Consulting in the West Coast public sector practice and Dennis can be found practicing law between workouts! Geoffrey J. L. Brown sends word from San Francisco, where he plays intramural football with Andrew Burrows and Robert Landau, JD '94. Jennifer Caci has also been staying in shape as the medical operations officer with the Fifth Special Forces Group. Jennifer returned to Ithaca for a track and field reunion with Aaron Crosby, Susie Curtis, Laura Kersting Barre, Kirsten Etka Boyer, Rob Ring, Nicky Jurena Purves '92, Susan Culler Leonard '93, and Julie Wojcik '93. Jennifer lives in Tennessee.

World News brings word from Joshua Latermen, who took a well-deserved post-Bar-exam trip around the world and will return to NYC to begin working with Shearman & Sterling. Ernesto Priarollo has a new address in Switzerland, where he is an associate for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and is proud to announce the birth of son Sebastian on Aug. 28, '95. David Casey sends word for any classmates who may be traveling that he has moved to Hong Kong!

Marc Polymeropoulos, MPA '92, is currently stationed in Amman, Jordan, as a foreign service officer. Marc's wife Cindy is an economics officer and Marc is studying Arabic at the U. of Jordan. Marc could be found in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, England, Turkey, Croatia, Austria, France, Italy, and Canada over the course of the past two years! Our very own Where's Waldo?! can now be found in Amman, Jordan, and invites fellow classmates to look him up! Marc and wife Cynthia Saddy were married in Vienna, VA, and the ceremony was attended by Evan Batoff, Bruce Kimmelman, Jon Goodman, and Andrew Herbst. News from Haiti-Christine Steinmann has been a Peace Corps volunteer since April 1996. James Mister completed a MBA at the Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania, and is working as a business analyst at Cargill Inc. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. James met up with Daniel Harris and Demetrius Canton at Mardi Gras 1997 in New Orleans. Best of luck to all of our classmates overseas!

Two classmates have sent word of possible pending fame and fortune! Debbie "Tuba" Sniderman, BS Eng '92, ME EP '92, employed at Analog Devices by day, is currently playing 'bone in the Jamie Dunphy Big Band and recently cut her first CD with the band. Keep your eyes open, as the band starts touring New England this fall! James Szabo, James Steele, and James Becker, ME E '92, all got together in Boston to catch a gig! In Chicago, Dawn E. Harrison Harris has survived Step One of the USMLE (medical boards) and will now become our very own Carter (of the hit TV show "ER") as she starts her third year clinical rotations in the emergency room at none other than Chicago's Cook County Hospital! Just remember, shock, shock, shock. . . but don't shock yourself! Carter found out the hard way! Good Luck!

Great news from Durham, NC, comes from Laura Bond Fraioli and husband Marc, announcing the birth of daughter Julia Maria Fraioli, on Apr. 30, '97. Julia has already been visited by Rachel McGuire '92 and Chris Proulx! Scott Surowiec and wife Rosemarie are doubly into diapers as the proud parents of twin daughters, Alexandra and Alana, born on Mar. 21, '97. The girls are growing quickly, as per their proud daddy, who is finishing a surgery residency at Emory. Sue Yoon Kim, MPA '93, and husband Philip also had an addition to the family with the birth of son Alexander on June 6, '96. The Kim family lives in Pennsylvania. Laura Fricke Main and husband Doug send word as the proud parents of son Douglas Richard Main, born Apr. 11, '97. Thomas W. Lee and wife Kimberly dropped a line from NYC announcing the birth of son Conner Thomas Lee, who celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 16, '97. Thomas works in NYC for Braun and Wood since graduation from Emory law school in 1994. Congratulations to our new moms and dads!

An issue chock full of weddings, sightings of classmates across the globe, and proud parents of, quite possibly, the Cornell Class of 2017! Thank you to everyone who returned the alumni news updates. As for those who may have forgotten... it's not too late! All news is great news and will appear in future articles! For the computer literate, my new e-mail account will be accessed via my new hubby (see below). Linda Moerck-Cisz, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579; e-mail,; also, Kevin Lemanowicz, 2 Whitelawn Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

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