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Class Notes, 1998 March/April

March/April 1998

The "Class Notes" gods are smiling on my co-class correspondent. For the second consecutive year I am writing in the midst of the Christmas season. So in between buying gifts (I refuse to wrap); preparing for the big family bash, which we are hosting this year; and working; I have to write this column. Of course, it is always a pleasure.

I'll start with career news. I actually have a lot to choose from for a change. In fact, so much to choose from that much other news will be left out of this issue. It will appear in future columns, but if something has changed recently, please send me an update. Especially if it is incorrect in this column; I will surely correct it in my next one.

Onward ... David Peck, MPA '92, is an associate with Weiner and Millo, attorneys-at-law. David went skiing in Lake Tahoe with Seth Lehrman and Tom Wilten. Lisa Peppin recently moved to Santa Barbara, CA, and continues working with Anderson Consulting. Meredith Flower is doing graduate work at U. of Pennsylvania in the women's health nurse practitioner program. Her husband, Steven Perry, is a portfolio manager with the Swarthmore Group in Philadelphia. Elin Piorkowski recently returned from Prague, Czech Republic, where she worked for a radio station and film production company. She was there with classmates Deborah Michaels and Kirsten Lodge. Todd Purcell is now assistant to the vice-president with Chase Manhattan Bank. Stacey Ries, DVM '95, is working as a small animal veterinarian with the Michigan Human Society. Neville Rhone, MEC '93, has been promoted to "associate" at Tishman Realty Corp. in New York City. Tishman is an international real estate development firm. Ariane Schreiber, JD '96, is clerking with Federal District Court Judge John T. Curtin in Buffalo, NY. She went to jazz fest in New Orleans in May with Andrew Stifel, Evelyn Goodfriend '92, and Basil Demeroutis.

Brenda Palumbo, BS Hotel '92, is the spa and health club director at the Tara Hyannis Hotel and Resort on Cape Cod. Merit Tukiainen Whirty is rooms division manager at the Colonial Hilton Resort in Wakefield, MA. Lewis Wheeler was an associate producer for a documentary in Ethiopia for TBS. Cindy Miller writes that she is working for the same company she was in 1991, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. She also tells us that Josh Gibbons hosted his fifth annual Bar Golf Tour of Allentown, PA. Jill Cohen-Garcia is controller for Solair Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They provide new and overhauled rotable aircraft parts and expendable aircraft parts to airlines around the world.

After earning her master's in human resources management from Mercy College in June 1997, Sharyn Talman began working for Aramark Corp. in the Meadowlands in E. Rutherford, NJ. Any Jets tickets sent to me will guarantee inclusion in future columns. Tami Wardle got married, left her job, moved to Caracas, Venezuela, and went to work for Organizacion Cisneros.

Check out this job: Jeffrey Mazzarelli is working for the company of Robert Trent Jones, SpAg '28-30, Robert Trent Jones International, in Singapore, as a golf course construction superintendent. Jeffrey Loiter is an associate for Industrial Econollucs Inc. in Cambridge, MA. He went to the West Coast on vacation and saw C.L. "Chip" Asbury, Tamara Fox, Rich Fromm, and Lou Algaze. Pamela Sewell is an attorney at Spector Law Offices in Scottsdale, AZ. Her new last name is a result of her Sept. 6, '97 marriage to husband Larry in Aspen, CO.

Lisa Rubenstein is working in Manhattan at Smith Barney. Jennifer Davis Walton laments that she studied French rather than Gernan. She is a researcher at the Max Planck Inst. for human development in Berlin, and has PhD in psychology. She also had news from others. David Smentek and Stephanie Fulmer-Smentek just moved to California. Stephanie has a post-doc at Stanford. Richard Field became Middle East marketing manager for World Care, overseeing six companies in the region. Denise Ann Fernandez Porterfield Freeman is a third-year resident in family practice. She finished med school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. We heard from Dr. Stephen Schwartz in my last column--this time it's his better half: Melanie (Rebak) '90 is assistant vice-president at Citibank's global consumer marketing division. Stacey Neren writes that she is working for Radio City Productions as senior marketing manager.

In the academic world, Roman Pallone is working on his MBA at Ohio State. Michael Maltenfort graduated from the U. of Chicago last June with a PhD in mathematics. Laura Panko and Dina Wright are both doctoral candidates at U. of Chicago. Rebecca Scott has an MFA in film from Columbia U. Marc David Seidel, BA '90, MBA '91, has turned the tables and is an assistant professor at U. of Texas, Austin. He earned his PhD at U. of California, Berkeley. My son, Conor, was christened in November. Darin Feldman and wife Beth made the trip from Queens for the ceremony. Rod Gallagher '90 was there also.

Finally, a few classmates would certainly appreciate your help or business. Chiara Puffer Shah writes that she has finished writing a fantasy novel and is shopping for a publisher. Seth Kenvin, MEI '92, wants to hear from anyone interested in technology entrepreneurship in Israel. Cynthia Santisi started a technical recruiting business. She is a consultant at Leading Edge Consulting Inc. in Marina del Rey, CA. Contact them if compatible. Letters to them sent to the Office of Alumni Affairs will be forwarded.

No more space for now. Keep the cards and letters coming. Enjoy the spring! Note the new address. We just bought a home, so this one should not change any time soon. In fact, it's a new subdivision and we are the only ones there so far. We'd love some neighbors if you plan on moving to the Boston metropolitan area. *Kevin Lemanowicz, 3 Byron's Way, Franklin, MA 02038; also Linda Moerch-Cisz, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579; tel., (516) 798-0034; e-mail,

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