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Class Notes, 2002 January/February

January/February 2002

This column marks the first Class Notes column written after the tragedies that occurred on September 11, 2001. As I write, only five weeks have passed since those devastating events; however, several months will have passed before you read this column. While words cannot adequately express the magnitude with which these tragedies have affected communities throughout the world, we would like to express concern for all of our classmates. We hope that you will find some comfort as you read about the celebrations and recent occurrences in the lives of your fellow Cornellians. Certainly, now more than ever, it is important to take time and appreciate the connections that we've made with others.

Linda Moerck-Cisz writcs that she is now a pediatrician practicing in Northport, NY, and is the proud mother of Kaitlyn Rose, her second child, born last fall. Rebecca Gilliand Booth recently moved to Baltimore, MD, and tells us that Lisa Rubenstein Lampert had a boy, Samuel Joseph, in July 2001. Rebecca also mentions that she has two children, 3-year-old Davis and a new arrival, Evalynn, who is 1 year old, Meanwhile, Stephen Lo reports that he received his MBA from the U. of Michigan and is now a marketing manager at Siebel Systems Inc. in San Mateo, CA. David Hwang relocated from New York City to Nashua, NH, where he currently works as division patient counsel for Teradyne Inc. David has been keeping in touch with several classmates, including Jeff Tartikoff, Mike Ahern, Shaun Tolchin, ME C '92, John Fine, and David Grech. Finally, he notes that Tom Palmer and wife Robbin (Mun) '92 now have two beautiful daughters and are living in North Carolina.

Laura Panko, who received her PhD from the U. of Chicago last June, is serving a one-year position as associate dean at Lake Forest College, IL. At her graduation party, Laura saw Dina Newman Wright and Michael Maltenfort, who both live in the Chicago area. Lisa Munter Clarke now has two children; her newest addition, Anna, is 1 year old, and Lisa warns the boys in the Class of 2021 to "watch out because she is a cutie."

Robert G. Williams was married to Melissa Campanelli last May and works as an editor of stock research reports at Lehman Brothers, a New York investment bank. Kristen Trapp was married last May to George Henriques and visited Hawaii for her honeymoon. Kristen is a divisional sales manager for Sanofi-Synthelabo, a French pharmaceuticals company based in Northborough, MA. ln Port Washington, NY, John Limb had a May wedding with Judy Hong '94, whom he met through a mutual friend after he graduated from Cornell. John received his law degree at Boston U. and currently is an associate at Ohrenstein & Brown, a law firm in Manhattan.

Suzanne Osman recently married Karl Maier. Suzanne received her PhD in social psychology from Syracuse U. and is currently an assistant professor of social psychology at Salisbury State U. in Maryland. Last August, Scott Edmondson was married to Kristin Doyle in Sayre, PA. Scott, who received his doctorate in organic chemistry from Ohio State U. is a senior research chemist at Merck & Company in New Jersey. Stephen Schwartz, MD, writes that he has been married to Melanic (Rebak) '90 for five years. They had their first child, Jessica Hope, last July. In August, Stephen began a new position as assistant professor of ophthalmology at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth U. in Richmond.

On a personal note, I (Corinne Kuchling) have been living in Seattle, WA, for six years and working at Starbucks Coffee Co. for nearly two years as an internal communications program manager. I'm responsible for the production of the Starbucks Annual Report and Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Last fall, I spent two weeks traveling through Chile. Ken-ryu Han says that last summer he accepted a position as a physician at UCLA; he received his medical degree from George Washington U. medical school in 1995. Last July, Swapnil Shah joined Charles River Ventures (CRV), one of the nation's leading early-stage venture capital firms, as an entrepreneur in residence. Swapnil will help CRV expand its investments in data communications and the software and services sectors by working with the investing partners to evaluate and initiate new deals. CRV has offices in Boston and Menlo Park, CA. Prior to working at CRV, Swapnil worked at Inktomi where he founded and built the wireless division and served as the chief strategist.

Danny Espinoza is trying hard to move beyond software design and into the hip world of rock and roll stardom. Danny and Eric Chang '92 arc members of the critically acclaimed indie power pop band Yuma House and have recently signed with Garageband Records. Some may remember that pair as famed band members of The Dependents at Cornell, hut for those who don't, a visit to is sure to be a treat (as well as an excellent CD-buying opportunity) for old and new fans alike. *Corinne Kuchling, 1740 NE 86th St., #209, Seattle, WA 98115; e-mail,; Nina Rosen Peek, 171 E. 89th St.. Apt. 6F, NYC 10128; e-mail,; and Dave Smith, 1637 Tanglewood Dr., Akron, OH 44313; e-mail.

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