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Class Notes, 1999 September/October

Greetings from the Hill. I haven't received much news recently, so I reach into the archives for this article. I have tried to decipher what I thought to be still valid, even if the response card is a year old. If anything needs to be corrected, let us know so we can print updates in the next article. Please continue to write and e-mail us your news so we can keep our classmates up to date with all of the wonderful events and occurrences happening to the Class of 1991 alums.

Greg Stoller, BS Hotel '92, left the Shiva Corp. last February and has joined a retailing start-up firm in charge of finance planning and corporate strategy. Dan E. Goldman has nearly completed his one-year tour as a military defense counsel with the Army JAG Corps, serving in Tongduchon, South Korea. He recently traveled to the Great Wall in China. Jeff Carver is now with Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories working as a sales representative in southern New Jersey. Jeff completed his MBA in marketing from Temple U. in Philadelphia in May 1998 and remains very busy with the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia.

Christian Loew, ME C '92, tells us that his job as a software development project director for National Instruments has taken him to Munich, Germany, for a year. Christian spends a lot of his time with a subsidiary company in Moenchengladbach. He recently spent some time with Chris Rosbrook '90, who works in Aachen, Germany. Toshio Kobayashi sends news from Japan. Since graduating from, Kobayashi-san has worked for London Marriott as DOS-Japan, Nagoya Hilton as director of marketing, and Mori Building, a leading urban developing company, as general manager for new business. He started his own company in July 1999 in Tokyo, the Renaisse Hotel Management Inc., whose core business is hotel management and consulting. Kobayashi-san tells us that his "target is 200 hotels (reasonable price) in ten years, mainly in Japan, so I need good support from everybody, especially Class of '91 alums in Japan on business or on vacation! "

J. Scott Berniker has started a new job with American Express in New York City. We've also heard from Michelle May Koellermeier, from Glendale, CA, who has finished her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Christine M. Steinmann returned to the US after two years in the Peace Corps in Haiti. She is a veterinarian in Stratford, CT, working with small and exotic animals. Christine and husband Damon Connor share these words of wisdom: "Bon zanmi se pi bon pase frere," which is Haitian Creole for: "Good friends are better than brothers."

Kyle Yang and Mary Helen Immordino '93 were married July 25, '98 in East Haddam, CT. The couple had wonderful weather and a lovely, outdoor, sunset reception. Friends in attendance included Nora E. Immordino '96, Assaji Aluwihare '92, Karen Cassery-Daniels, Brian Daniels '90, Charles Feldpausch '95, Stephen and Nandini Sathe Merz '90, Sarah Stock Patterson '92, and Emily A. Sun '92. Mary Helen is working on her doctorate at Harvard in the field of developmental psychology. Kyle earned his PhD from MIT in 1996 and now works for MIT at Lincoln laboratory. Lynne (Moraghan), MPS Ag '92, and husband Phillip Rappa III were married in September. Alysia J. Leavitt was the maid of honor and Seema Mital also attended the ceremonies on Long Island. Lynne and Phillip spent their honeymoon on beautiful Block Island. Lynne is a veterinarian in Springfield, VA. While a little late in our reporting of these weddings, we, nevertheless, wish the couples all the best.

Lots of new parents announcements. Kevin Mills '93 e-mailed letting us know that he is the proud father of a son, Joey McKecknie Mills, born Apr. 13, '99. The mother is his wife Judith "Jody" Kraft '92. Kevin is the co-author, with his mother Nancy Dunhoff Mills '64, of a second book, Help! My Apartment Has a Dining Room, published in May 1999. Their first book, Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen, has sold 80,000 copies so far. Kevin and Nancy are working on a third book, "Help! I'm Addicted to Chocolate," to be published next year. Jody recently finished her residency in family practice at UCLA. Kevin, Jody, and Joey reside in Playa del Rey, CA. John and Lisa Munter Clarke had a beautiful boy, Nicholas Munter Clarke, on Nov. 11, '98. John earned his master's in architecture in May, and the Clarke family has recently moved back to San Francisco.

Carla Heiss recently threw her husband, Olen Honeyman, a 30th birthday party, and there was a pretty good Class of '91 turnout. Guests included Jennifer Klein Lee, Heather M. Bromfeld Delson, Stacey B. Slater, Scott Cummings, Dan Cohen, Eric Palatnik, Denis Geli, Barnaby Schapiro, Thomas Doster, Karen R. Finkston, and Dave Speiser. The birth of Olen's and Carla's son, Maxwell William (class of 2021?), came just a few weeks later on March 26. Carla is an associate with the law firm Shearman & Stearling in New York. Olen has recently joined GE Capital as an associate in capital markets. Oral Boston and wife Jennifer welcomed their second son, Benjamin Roy, into the world in October. Older brother Timothy was born in 1996. Congratulations to all the new parents!

Ines Y. Hwang and husband Steven, both residents of Taiwan, spent their summer vacationing in the United States and Canada visiting family and friends. Carla Farina and Les Bihari, '90, BS Ag '91, have finally returned to the United States after spending the last few months on a truly awesome adventure through Europe. Having traveled to all the major (and some minor) hot points in Europe, both were anxious to finally return home. Carla and Les, after spending some time in Boston and Ithaca, have finally (?) settled down in New Jersey. In May, my husband, Mark Cisz, and I took our son Bryan, born in January, on his first road trip to Ithaca to attend the graduation of Bryan's godfather, Daniel A. Howard '99. The graduation was amazing, with an incredible speech given by Hunter Rawlings. Walking around campus brought back many fond memories for Mark and me. The campus is always changing, but I hope you all can get back sometime soon to relive the good times and memories. Thank you to everyone who mailed in updates and alumni sightings! Keep smiling, stay happy, and keep the news flowing! --Linda Moerck-Cisz, 264 Carpenter Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579; e-mail,

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