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Class Notes, 1998 September/October

September/October 1998

Greetings to the Class of '91. I've a small but impressive stack ofnews from our classmates this month, so let's get started. The year 1998 has been a very exciting and busy one for Elyse Goldberg Goodman and husband Edward "Teddy." Elyse and Teddy welcomed son David Meyer Goodman into their lives on Feb. 1, '98. Elsye writes, "He is absolutely delicious, we love be-ing parents! His grandparents Bob and Toby Rice Goldberg '64 cannot get enough of him! We hope David is a member of the Class of 2020. (No pressure!) He would be a third-generation Cornellian after his proud grandma, Uncle Geoffrey Goldberg '89, myself, and Teddy." Elyse also mentioned seeing a lot of classmates recently. They had a mini reunion at their son's bris: in addition to family members, Andrew and Barbara Glickman Schultz, Dan and Melissa Sherman Rothberg, David '90 and Holly Geiger Koder, Jeff '92 and Allison Libshutz Rosier '93, Jason Bembach,JD '94, Michael Levine, Ken Fried, Brian Song and wife Amy, Randy '88 and Nancy Henken Stuzin '88, Meredith Resnick '96. Among the people who have stopped by to see David are Robbie Landau,JD '94, Brad '90 and Amy Hillsberg Herzog, Ruth Offerman Serepca, and Pearl Chizner Lockwood. Elyse also wrote of attending the wedding of her brother Geoffrey to Sarita Kedia (U. of Pennsylvania '91) on Sun., May 24, '98, in New Orleans, LA, where the Goodmans bumped into Barry Leibowitz '90, and Eric Foster '89.

We've heard from Kirsten Etka Hallstrom in beautiful Ann Arbor, MI. Kirsten and husband Brian '90 are very proud to announce the birth of son Lars Ronald Hallstrom on Nov. 15, '97. Kirsten was on maternity leave until this past August from her job as a pediatric physical therapist at Mott Children's Hospital at the U. ofMichigan. Brian is completing his third year orthopedic residency at the U. of Michigan. Kirsten is in touch with several other alumni.

Scott '88, MPS Ag '96, and Kara Snider Bolonda '90 are busy in Akron, OH, with their second child, Keaton Eli, and his big sister, Kara. Susie Curtis continues to enjoy coaching the Big Red tracksters and hanging out with Eric Schneider, who is working on his MEng/MBA on the Hill. Susie and Eric met at our 5th Reunion and were married on May 30, '98 at Cornell. Julie Nelson is finishing up her first year of medical school at U. of North Carolina. Heather Dykstra and husband Pat Doran are learning to rock climb and are conquering mountains out in Olympia, WA.

Wendy Hellinger Bennett has been working as an executive coordinator of program services at UJA-Federation of NY. Wendy was married in April 1997 and graduated from Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a MSW in July 1997. We've heard from Brian Davies, BS HE '92, who has been working with Holt & C Architects in beautiful Ithaca. Brian says that he is returning to Cornell for his masters in design and environmental analysis. Lia Belanger Book, DVM '95, writes that she and husband Glenn, DVM '95, bought a house in Winfield, P A, last year. Larisa Semenuk graduated from Case Western Reserve U. with a doctorate in nursing in 1997. She is working as a family nurse practitioner at a rural primary health-care center in southern Maine.

Some news from the armed forces: Tonya Fancher started her active duty as a physician in the US Air Force in July 1997. Tonya graduated from the New York U. medical school in 1995 and spent a year as an internal medicine resident in the NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York City before beginning her active duty. Navy Lt. Edwin Bogdanowicz, who joined the US Navy upon graduation from Cornell, recently completed a very rigorous 22-week submarine officers advanced course. We also received news that Navy Lt. Sean Ensign was involved in a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean area in 1997 in which his squadron flew more than 4,000 operational missions including more than 100 reconnaissance missions during Operation Deliberate Guard in support of the peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In addition, Ensign and fellow air crewmen conducted 42 missions in support of Operation Silver Wake in Albania, contributing directly to the safe evacuation of more than 800 people from the war-torn country. Thanks and special prayers for all our servicemen and women.

Kevin Stark recently graduated from Case Western Reserve U. with a PhD in electrical engineering. Kevin, wife Erinn (Gossett) '90, and daughter Sarah, 2, have moved into a new house built in Richmond Heights, 0 H. Kevin is employed by a microsensor company, Advanced MicroMachines Inc. in Cleveland. Ben Hansen, who completed his MBA at the U. of Texas in 1996, is living in Austin, TX, and is currently a vice president of marketing for the Internet software company, Partnerware Technologies. Kate Guernsey Ackerman recently completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital in Denver and will start a fellowship in pediatric intensive care medicine at the Harvard/Boston Children's Hospital. Kate and husband Dave, DVM '95, moved to Boston in June of this year. Rachel Teck lives in Alexandria, VA, and is working on a master's in museum education at the George Washington U. in Washington, DC.

James Broude and wife Ellen write to announce their ownership and opening of Syrah, an American bistro on New York's Upper East Side. I've received word from David and Cheryl Strauss-Einhom, who started Greenlight Capital, a limited partnership or hedgefund that invests in equities and distressed debt. Cheryl has transferred within Dow Jones from Barrons to WBIS+, Channel 31, where she is a markets editor and has been seen several times a day from the New York Stock Exchange. News from Oshkosh is sent from Barbara Wilinsky who is a visiting assistant professor in the communication department at the U. of Wisconsin. Barbara earned a PhD in radio-TV-film from Northwestern U. News from Jeff Carman, BS Eng '93, in Rochester reports a busy year! He adopted a puppy and bought a house! (In what order, I'm not sure!)

That's all for this month. It has really been great hearing from all of you; I hope to hear from more of you soon. Please continue to write or e-mail me all your news, classmate sightings, and words of wisdom! Look forward to hearing from you! *Linda Moerck-Cisz, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579;; Kevin Lemanowicz, 3 Byron's Way, Franklin, MA 02038.

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