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Class Notes, 2001 May/June

Greetings from the Hill. REUNION, REUNION, REUNION! Have you made your travel plans back to the Hill yet? Reunion Chairs Dorine Colabella Scher and Jeffrey Weintraub, MD '95, are in the final planning stages for our 10th Reunion. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see old friends and perhaps make new ones.

There will be many university- and class-sponsored events, including a pancake breakfast, the Class of 1991 Finger Lakes wine tour, Arts Quad tent parties, a singles event, options for children, and one of the weekend's highlights, Friday's Class of 1991 Caribbean Reception and BBQ (on the shores of Beebe Lake with a Caribbean Steel Drum Band!), plus ample time to catch up with friends and explore campus and the Ithaca area. Come back early; you won't want to miss any of it. We've already had an outstanding response from those planning to attend. Send in your Reunion registration form or submit it securely online. We hope you will join us. Remember, it only happens once every five years! Reunion is even more fun when you return with your friends; contact them and make sure they will be there! For more details and information about these and many other activities that will be available during the weekend, visit the Class of 1991 website at A frequently updated list of everyone planning to attend can also be found on the website.

Jana Pompadur Kierstead, participation campaign chair, also wrote to let us know that our class of 1991 goal is to reach the 770 donor mark (gifts of any size to any area of the university count!) and break the existing 10th Reunion Donor record that was set by the Class of 1980 during their Reunion in 1990. But our class has always been full of overachievers, so we hope to keep going and soar beyond our goal to make sure our record will be safe for years to come! Most importantly, though, we are hoping that each one of you will make a gift--regardless of size--TODAY, so we can give crucial support to Cornell and ensure that future generations of Cornellians can experience the same exceptional opportunities that we did ten years ago. So help support our alma mater and make your E-gift online today at Ok, enough of the administration, let's get to your classmates' notes.

We got a wonderful e-mail from Dana Celentano. This was Dana's first note to us since graduation, but she was visiting the class website and thought she'd "drop the alumni communications team a line." Dana has been in Atlanta since July 1994 and is now a writer with iXL Inc., an Internet consulting services company based in Atlanta. She spent a few years teaching ballroom dancing, which she still swears was a form of technical communication! Dana met her husband Sean Dolan while teaching (OK, he was her student) and they started dating a year later. They were married Sept. 11, '99. Emily Jarvis, DVM '94, and Adrien Kant '92 were bridesmaids, and Debbie Sniderman, ME EP '92, Toby Crew '90, Christine Herzing, MS Ag '93, Mike Shappe, Diane (Graner) '89 and Alan Rolnick '89 attended. Dana and Sean enjoy spending time with the Rolnicks who live in the Atlanta area with their two children. Dana writes: "I won't make it to Reunion, unfortunately. My new passion is barbershop music. I sing baritone in a women's chorus and have "summer camp" the same weekend. See you in 2006?! "

Brian Cannon, JD '94, and wife Karen (Slagle), JD '94, currently residing in Palo Alto, CA, recently celebrated the birth of their son Aidan Colin. William and Melissa Davis Hartranft '93 celebrated the birth of their daughter Moirgan Rachel on Feb. 9, '00. Other birth announcements that we recently received include: Samuel Max, born to Cyndi Freeman Kosloff and husband David on Apr. 4, '00; Brooke Ilana, born to Felicia Grumet and husband Mitch on July 9, '00; and Joshua Evan, born to Amy Kurzman Buckman and husband Arty on Dec. 15, '00. Timothy, JD '93, and Kim Brown Bixler are raising two children in Atlanta. Kendall Ann was born on Jan. 31, '98, and Robert Reynolds was born on Aug. 12, '99. Charles Andola and wife Ann (Loricchio) '90 had a baby boy on June 23, '99. Charles John Andola IV is affectionately known as "CJ" in the Andola households. CJ and his parents are currently living in beautiful Saugerties, NY. Michele Mayer Sherman, MPA '92, and husband Peter had their first child, Sophia Marie, on Feb. 11, '00. Congratulations to all our new parents.

Kris Markussen, MS '93, is working with First Union Bank in Summit, NJ, as a middle market underwriter. Eric Gomes is currently an internist at Princeton Pike Internal Medicine in Lawrenceville, NJ. Eric bumped into classmate Maryanne DePresco at a holiday party this past December. Todd Tracy has begun a practice in internal medicine in Milford, CT, after finishing his residency at the U. of Rochester. Todd was the goal judge at the Yale-Cornell hockey game in New Haven last December. Although he was ready to light up the red light for the Bid Red, Cornell wound up losing.

Robert J. Weiner married Inessa Chana Karpilovsky on November 19 at Congregation Kol Eliyahu in Brooklyn, NY. They reside in Brooklyn Heights and both work in Manhattan. Robert is a senior budget and policy analyst for the City of New York Independent Budget Office where he primarily works on education policy. Inessa develops software for Cornell's Weill Medical College. They look forward to reunion, which will be Inessa's first visit to Ithaca. Jason Damaso, currently living in Centreville, VA, works as a compensation advisor for Newbridge Networks in Chantilly, VA. Charles Ho has recently finished graduate school at UCLA with a master's in pathology and laboratory medicine. Charles is living in Monte Sereno, CA. Andrew Puzzio, MPA '92, and wife Dawn, still living in Brooklyn, NY, recently started an online community for allied health professionals, people with disabilities and their families, and health care agencies (ReMedEase.Com).

Carolyn Richmond dropped a line this past December to tell us about the wedding of Sharon Kaufman and Dan Moreland. Sharon and Dan were married at the Puck Building in NYC on Sept. 24, '00. (To further the Cornell theme, the rehearsal dinner was held at the Cornell Club.) In attendance were Debbie Rogow Silverstein, Karyn Ginsberg, matchmaker Carolyn Richmond, Tracy Stemple, MS Ag '83, Karen Rosenberg '92, Susan Segalowitz Bernbach, Wyatt Gotbetter, MPA '92, Jon Fisher, Amy Carver '90, and best man George Brenlla '92. Sharon Kaufman has also become a named law partner in Schoenfeld, Moreland & Reiter, PC, in Shrewsbury, NJ, while husband Dan continues to practice labor law in NYC. Melanie Bloom wrote to tell us about her incredible wedding to Lee Hoffman on Dec. 17, '00 in Miami Beach, FL. Melanie wrote: "We had the most magical marriage ceremony and celebration with family and friends from all over the world. Lee and I are going on a cruise for our honeymoon to Singapore, Bali, and all over Australia for three weeks." Once back from their amazing trip, Melanie and Lee will continue to reside in Coconut Grove, FL.

We've gotten mail from Jennifer Leeds and Rob Hess. Jennifer writes: "Our son, Tjaden Adam (recognize the name? next time you're standing in front of Sibley, look to the left! ) turned 2 in October! We get to see Julie Voveris a lot, and our good friends from Cornell and Madison Karl Yoder '87 and Marina Memmo '89 (and their daughter E.G.) just moved to Boston, too! Karl will be working with Rob at BioTrove, the biotech company where he is vice president of business development. I'm finishing up my postdoc at Harvard Med and hope to be hired soon! I spent the last four years hanging out with George O'Toole '88, as he was post-doc-ing across the hall! We speak to Amy and Alex Flueck, PhD '96, a lot and got to see them and their son Ian this summer in Ithaca (where they were attending the wedding of Jamie Dumas, MS Ag '95). We spend a lot of time in Ithaca, as my mother recently married Electrical Engineering professor Terry Fine! "

Thank you to everyone who mailed/e-mailed in updates and alumni sightings! Keep smiling, stay happy, and keep the news flowing! Hope to see all of you on the Hill at our 10th Reunion this summer.--Linda Moerck-Cisz, 2 Susan Dr., Northport, NY 11768; e-mail, or; and Kevin Lemanowicz, 25 Fox Dr., Dedham, MA 02027; e-mail,

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