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Class Notes, 1999 January/February

Greetings from the Hill! I hope this winter finds all of you well and ready to delve into the events of the past year! Jean Tang sends word from Corona del Mar, CA, where she moved to join the real estate firm Cox, Castle and Nicholson in Irvine. Nathaniel Jarvis may have run into Jean while in sunny California but has moved to Germany to head the engineering department of Frogdesign in Attensteig. Back on the East Coast, Michael Arnum, BS '92, reports from Lancaster, MA, where he is working on his MBA at Boston U. part time. In Andover, MA, Michele Fox is working as a performance physical therapist and met up with classmates Dr. Sheryl Silva and Arthur Brohinsky for a weekend in Boston. Arthur is attending Harvard business school.

In New York City we find Robert Williams, who wrote to announce the wedding of Sam Fineman to Jennifer Seiden outside of Philadelphia. The wedding bells also rang out for Marc Block and Jodie Rayburn. In attendance at their wedding were Scott Davis and wife Arlene, Michele Wunderlich Ogletree and husband Brian, Chris Lapunzina, Suzanne Ryan, and Yvette Auyeung. Yvette has also run into Kate Pierson on the streets of Manhattan, where she currently resides.

Houston, TX, is where you will find Rob Vines and wife Laura. Rob recently started working for Shell Oil in Houston and is finishing a PhD in physics at the U. of Illinois. Also in Texas is Daniel B. Grant, who we last heard was working for Lee and Baldauf Consulting Engineers.

International news brings word from Ines Hwang, working for TAISIL Electronic Materials Corp. as a buyer in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Ines and husband Steven will also be celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. Jason Jacobs finished at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins U., with a MA in international economics and international relations. John dropped us a line from Milan, Italy, where he thought "true Italian pizza is great, but I still miss The Nines! "

News of a wedding from Traci Kissel, who wed Rodney Hill on Apr. 19, '97, in Vernon, NY. In attendance were Laura Powers, Amy Salman, Dawn Hollowell '92, Adrianne Profeta Birrettella '90, and Sharyn Talman. Wedding bells were also ringing for Rebecca Daniels and Patrick Magistad in California on May 16, '97. Cornellians in attendance included maid of honor Sara Litke '92, bridesmaids Wendy Schkolnick Solganik '92 and Mary A. Wallace '92, and guest Linda Keenan. In Saratoga Springs, NY, David Luzadis tied the knot with Melissa Hudy. In attendance were Pam Eaton-Handey, Laurie Ceglowski Fronhofer, and Fred Gallo '61. Congratulations to all of our wedded classmates!

William Lee writes from Florida, where he is living after graduation from Yale's school of management. He completed a business degree with a concentration in finance and strategy. While at Yale he ran into Ellen Greenberg and Dan Kim. Hockey games were an alumni hot spot when the Big Red came to play in New Haven. Also in New Haven, you will find a '91er who is a budding pediatrician! Catherine James graduated from the U. of Pennsylvania medical school and planned to do her residency at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Kevin Covert passed along some wonderful personal news that might interest friends from '91: Kevin and Lesya Samoteykina were married on Wed., Oct. 7, '98, at St. Alexan-der's Catholic Church in Kiev, Ukraine. Kevin has been working in Kiev as a privatization adviser to the Government of Ukraine for the past 2-1/2 years. Kevin wrote to say that the "big day" was extremely exciting, which, because of the international nature of things, was to be Stage Two in their marathon matrimonial journey. (Stage One was the civil registration, Soviet-style, in Kiev.) Kevin hopes to complete Stage Three next June in Rockville, MD, which will give their Cornell friends and family in the States a chance to join the celebration in person! Mike and Joan Kochan Schade had their second child, Sarah.

Olga Tsoudis sent us an e-mail filled with class of 1991 news. Lisa (Friedman) and Gary Stackman had their first child, Justin, last March. David Tate finished his PhD in clinical psychology at the U. of Virginia and is doing his residency at Yale medical school. Beth Bechky finished her PhD at Stanford and is currently a faculty member at Wharton. Chris Proulx and Rachel McGuire '92 were married on Aug. 15, '98. As for Olga, she is in her fourth year as a professor in criminal justice at Wayne State U. and is quite stressed about the tenure clock. Olga did get together with Carol Chen and Barry Barnett in New York City recently and found that some things never change: Olga and Carol were the same as they had been at Cornell. I think most of us can relate to that.

Many classmates have celebrated the birth of potential Cornell generations! Laurie Ceglowski Fronhofer and husband Frank celebrated the birth of son Luke on Mar. 3, '97. Laurie reports "he's a pretty big guy, weighing nine pounds at birth, and is very cute! " Jim McDonough and wife Sharon live in Pennsylvania and celebrated their children's births: Patrick, Apr. 14, '90; Daniel, Mar. 3, '93; and Aaron, Jan. 31, '96. Michelle Kiefer Barkley had a beautiful baby boy, Joseph, on Feb. 6, '97, four weeks before her due date, and he weighed six pounds, 2-1/2 ounces. Bruce Levine is the proud dad of son Benjamin Silver, born on Jan. 31, '97, and predicts he will be in the Class of '19. Lesley Greene, MS '95, MS Ag '98, celebrated the births of Anneke and Tanya and sent word from Ithaca, where she was finishing her master's in atmospheric science. Amy (Wefer) and John Faucher '92, MBA '93, celebrated the birth of their first child, Michael Connor Faucher, on Mar. 20, '97. Lisa Epstein Jay gave birth to Jared Maxwell on Mar. 21, '97 and fellow alumna Rachel Laiserin reports, "He is adorable! " Congratulations to all of our parents and their beautiful children!

Kim Oliver Brothers sent us some news from International Spirit of Zinck's Night in Nashville, TN. Joe Kujawa '90, BArch '91, and wife Patty have a 6-month-old baby girl named Katharine Anne. Joe expects to earn an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt U. in May 1999. Eric Bergesen '89, BA '90, also in attendance, is in his first year at Owen. Leslie Doser and Nancy Gellatly '93 are also classmates of Joe.

That's all the news for this issue! PLEASE send updated news or e-mails of the latest that's going on in your lives and those of fellow alums! I look forward to hearing from you! Keep warm, keep smiling, and keep in touch! --Linda Moerck-Cisz, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579; tel., (516) 676-2916; e-mail; Kevin Lemanowicz, 3 Byron's Way, Franklin, MA 02038.

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