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Class Notes, 1998 July/August

July/August 1998

It is springtime in Boston as I write this column. Since you will be reading in the middle of the summer, the Red Sox should be out of the pennant race by now; El Nino has weakened, so it is likely hotter than normal with an unusually active hurricane season in hall swing; my yard is still brown despite planting grass about a dozen times; and many of us are dreaming of ski season. Of course, summer usually brings news of weddings. so I'll start with a few. Remember, much of the information I have is up to a year old. but it is the latest 1 have. Almost all the news comes at dues time. Very few people send news directly. Please, if I write something about you that needs to be updated, send me the latest-especially if it is good news!

Alan Rosen was married in January to Leslie Beth Finkelstein at the St. Regis in New York City. Alan is director of marketing and operations at Junior's Restaurant and Junior's Cheesecake in Brooklyn. NY. Leslie is a third-year law student at Yeshiva U. Karla Vermeulen was married in November 1997 to Michael Frank. He is a U. of Colorado, Boulder graduate with a master's degree from American U., but we won't hold that against him. He is an associate editor at Diversion, a lifestyle magazine for physicians. in NYC, and a free-lance writer for magazines. Karla is a website editor at, an interactive media development company in NYC. The ceremony was nondenominational and was held at Layla, a restaurant in, where else, NYC. Amy Low is married. The lucky groom is David Chasen. Luckier still because a Cornell woman is giving a Harvard man a break. Amy is a vice president in the equity research department at Goldman, Sachs &' Co. They were married at the Essex House in NYC.

When last I heard Jackie Zar Varona was a project manager For Consulting Services Securities Data Co. in Newark, NJ. She was married Aug. 16, '97. Michael Arnum. BS Ag '92, is in the MBA program at Boston U He keeps in contact with the Hill through such events as Cornell Young Alumni Night. Susan Turbek Reid is a geologist at Dames and Moore in Cincinnati, OH, having tinished grad work at the U. of Cincinnati. She was married on Sept. 20, '97, in Lexington, KY. Carrie Hopler Wood attended. Susan also writes that]. Nadine Gelberg Krumm gave birth to daughter Haley Lauren on Nov. 12, '97. Nadine and her family have been living on an old wooden boat, a 1951 Matthews cabin cruiser. The tremendous flooding last year really helped them. Sounds kind of romantic. Drew Kossoff is a district sales manager at CM Pnet in Los Angeles. He attended the wedding of Ian Reichenthal last summer Carolyn Torras, ME I '94. is in Luxembourg working for Delphi. She is traveling all over Europe. Carolyn and Becky Donovan were "hanging out in Amsterdam."

Shannon Bessette Talton was hired to develop an anthropology course at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, OH. Robert M. Spencer. PhD '97, finished his PhD in electrical engineering. moved to Oregon, and began work at Intel. Stephen Shimony is an attorney at Silberman and Platte, PC, in the Big Apple. Elizabeth Baum Schnelzer is case manager for the children's program at Inova Kellar Center in Fairfax, VA. She writes that Laura DiCarlo Hubbert and husband Dave came to visit and check out the Schnelzers' house. Dr. Thomas K. Ticknor, BS Ag '92, became president of Atlas Chiropractic, PC, over a year ago. Todd Tracy served as chief resident in internal medicine at the Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY. John "Jay" Yaggie is with NCR Corp. in Dayton, OH. Andrew Sung began consulting with Mitchell Madison Group in NYC in September 1997. He earned his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York U. He reported that John Otto had moved to Tucson, AZ.

Dorothy Patton has been deputy press secretary for US Senator Barbara Boxer in Washington, DC. William Wechsler had been writing speeches for General Shalikashvili. Most recently he has been director of global issues and multilateral affairs at the National Security Council. focusing on peacekeeping and United Nations issues. Allison Kottler Ostow is a marketing research manager at Time lnc., specifically for People and Sports Illustrated. Andrew Orndorff began a new position last year with lSSl of Silver Spring. MI. He is a senior programmer/analyst. At last check. Winifred "Wendy" Hobson, MD '95. was still at the U. of Utah as a pediatric resident. Jane P. Davenport '90, MA '92, started a new job last fall at the Dept. of Justice, environment, and natural resources division. She graduated from Yale law as well as Yale's school of forestry and environmental studies with a master's degree.

Rachel Cassidy began a new job last year at Tier Technologies as an information technology senior consultant. She completed grad work at Georgia Tech. She also reports that she was married in August 1996. H. Kate Lange. Heidi Wilhelm, R. Guy Riefler, Peter Wilhelm '93, Michelle Lieber '92, Samantha Gold '92, Suejin Yang '92. and Naomi Starr '92 were all there. Julie Pearlman Schatz moved into her first house last May. in Nanuet. NY. She is in touch with Mike and Joan Kochan Schade, who have a son. Timothy, born in March 1997. Sheryl Silva Reinecke writes that Michele Fox is doing physical therapy in Massachusetts--I assume as a career, not for a personal injury. A. Brohinsky is working on his MBA at Harvard.

Edward Barry wrote last summer that he was going to attend the U. of Virginia to work on his MBA. At last check, Julie Pawlowski was in San Diego. CA. working as director of operations at Administrative Solutions. Rita Schulz was an internal consultant at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Karen Schmeidler left her career as an investment banker at Paine Webber because it just "never made her happy." She was planning to start grad work at New York U. last summer. Sabrina Strickland Fertig wrote that her residency is in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, and husband Richard is working on his MBA at Wharton. Daniel and Melissa Sherman Rothberg wrote from Westchester to tell me of Dan's residency in emergency medicine and her position as a speech pathologist for kids. She did her time at grad school in Philadelphia at Temple. Mark Rosenthal is a pediatrician in residence at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He also wrote that William F. Sullivan finished his master's at Dartmouth, the other big color.

News from some extra ambitious Comellians. Melanie Bloom is living in Florida. Last May, she independently produced and directed a documentary film featuring disabled people rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. She spent 14 days shooting on the river. (I feel as if l've written of this before; even so, it is admirable and worth repeating.) Kim Brown Bixler works as an editor/ publishing consultant and has finished her second book. 365 Great Things About Atlanta co-authored by Jon Gordon '93. Elin Piorkowski started her own company. Treasured Tales. They do oral and family histories for people who would like to preserve their family's heritage.

My wife and I took our son, Conor, to his first baseball game in April. It was Kid's Opening Day at Fenway Park. He was only eight months old. but he seemed to like being there. He stared at the green monster, slept, and flirted with the girl next to him. We actually left during the seventh-inning stretch because WE were cold. That is all I have. Until next time. *Kevin Lemanowicz, 3 Byron's Way, Franklin. MA 02038.

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