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Class Notes, 2002 May/June

May/June 2002

Hi, all. This is round two for me writing the class column. I think I started to get the hang of it last time, but you'll have to let me know. There's a lot to get to in this month's news, so without any further ado, let's get started.

Alumni sightings and activities have been numerous. Chris Eykamp wrote to tell us that Dave Loomis and Roland Couture opened a hair-styling boutique in San Francisco called "Flair for Hair." Kimberley Scott Baxter mentioned that she saw Cynthia Johnson Mollen, MD '95, when she was in Los Angeles for a medical conference. Cynthia (we don't have to call you Dr. Johnson, do we?) got to sec Kimberley's son Scott Michael, born Mar. 25, '01, when he was less than 24 hours old. Kimberley also ran into Andy Bedsworth while buying birthday cards at the local Target in Manhattan Beach, CA. I meet all my friends at Target, don't you? Marc Bloomstein saw Maureen Larson Tarantello, Maria Cleaveland, and Chris Schallmo at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. Christian Loew, ME C '92, wrote to tell us that he moved back to Austin, TX, after two and a half years in Germany; he meets up with Dave Bonomi '90, ME E '92, Jeff Capra '90, and Scott '92, ME MAT '93, and Vicki Butt Bolton '92 for Happy Hours at the Dry Creek Cafe and Boat Dock.

New children in the lives of our classmates continue to be numerous. Howard and Adrienne Freed Markus had son Jeremy Ethan in July 2000. Adrienne decided to stay at home with Jeremy after a stint as a media planner and buyer at the advertising agency of Eric Mower & Associates. Howard is a psychologist and has the position of associate training director of clinical psychology at the U. of Rochester. Ellen Stauffer Lazaroski and husband Todd have moved to Texas and have 2-year-old daughter Margaret. Eric and Suzette Lamothe Kossoff announced the birth of their daughter Meredith Mollie on May 6, 2001. This did cause them to miss a tiny bit of the reunion festivities, but we admire you for exposing Meredith to Cornell as quickly as you did. Could there be a better way to begin life than on the Hill?

Anna Doyno Tague and husband Skip '90 had their third child. Bridget Dorothy, in May 2001, Bridget joins big brother Timothy and big sister Caroline in the Tague household. Anna also tells us that Kirsten Blau Krohn had a second son, Simon, in March 2001. Anna also has occasional dinners with classmate Kristen Anderer when Kristen makes the cross-country trek from New York City to San Francisco. Ann DiBiase Pezzullo and husband Michael welcomed their first child in August 2000, Isabella Marie. Ann also tells us that she completed an MBA in Health Care Administration at Boston U. (reminds me of a hockey cheer) and is currently an orthopedic specialty representative for a major pharmaceutical company.

In news of class marriages, Robert G. Williams married Melissa Ann Campanelli in May 2001. Robert is editor of stock research reports at Lehman Brothers, and his new wife is a senior editor at DM News, a weekly publication for the direct marketing industry. Susan Lipetz writes to report the marriage of Becky Levine to Marc Leibowitz on June 3, '01. In attendance with Susan were Julia Byrne and husband Chris, as well as classmate Kim Epstein. Susan herself recently moved to NYC as an associate with William M. Mercer after a three-year assignment in Australia. Also in June of last rear, Randall Singer married Margie Schneidman in Hunt Valley, MD. Randall is currently the corporate benefits manager for T. Rowe Price Associates in Baltimore.

The "Classmates on the Move" section of this month's column finds Eric Ferlito and wife Melanie buying a new house in Raleigh, NC. Eric completed his MBA at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and he and Melanie are loving life in NC--sorry about that Tar Hells basketball team though, Eric. Becky Darien took the big plunge to leave the corporate world and start her own consulting business. Seth and Kim Sanders Lehrman '92 are practicing attorneys in personal injury law, as well as consumer and corporate bankruptcy. They live in Weston, FL, and have an 18-month-old son Joshua. David Roberts checked in to let us know that he was finishing his pulmonary critical care fellowship at Mass. General last year. His wife Amy is a conductor/singer/pianist working on a DMA at Boston U. David also saw Kirsten Blau Krohn, along with many other Cornellians in attendance at Simon's bris.

Nicole Luecke entered the world of private practice in ob/gyn with a group in Annapolis, MD. Nicole's husband Chris Selley graduated from Johns Hopkins last May with an MBA. Chris and Nicole had their second child, Alexander, in June 2001. Alexander's sister Katie is now 4 years old. Nicole gave us updates on other Class of '91 alums: Brian Schilling was a year behind Chris in the MBA program at Hopkins, and Mark McClintock married Jane Davenport '90, MA '92, in April 2001.

Connie Anderson received her PhD in French from UC Berkeley in May of last year. She has been a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan U. for the academic year 2001-02. Joanne Kaufman received her PhD in sociology with a concentration in social psychology and criminology from Emory U. She accepted an assistant professor position at the U. of Miami starting in August of last year. Philip Oettinger received his law degree from the Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and is now an associate with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Jacqueline Forster had written to tell us that she and husband Brian Cooper '92 were nearing their third wedding anniversary. Given the fact that this will appear in the class column nearly a year after Jacqueline wrote to us, let us be the first to wish you a wonderful fourth wedding anniversary. We may not be timely, but we do get the news out eventually. Also in the better-late-than-never category, Nicole Scheps Kirsh married Michael on Nov. 5, '00. Stephen Merz and wife Dini (Sathe) '90 had their second daughter, Nina Katherine, on July 14, '00. Finally, Michael Fisher married Anne-Marie in November 2000. In attendance were classmates Chris Schallmo and Nhat Bui who both, in Michael's words, "stood up in my wedding."

Once again, I have reached the end of another class column. Read it several times if you wish. Nominate me for a Pulitzer. Do whatever feels right. Take care, everyone, and don't forget to keep sending info to your trusty class correspondents. *Dave Smith, 210 W. Summerchase Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28311; e-mail,; Nina Rosen Peek, 171 E. 89th St., Apt. 6F, NYC 10128; e-mail, nsr5@; and Corinne Kuchling, 1740 NE 86th St., #209, Seattle, WA 98115; e-mail,

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