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Class Notes, 2003 September/October

September/October 2003

Does everyone know that Jesse Harris won a Grammy Award? On Feb, 23, '03, Jesse beat out Bruce Springsteen (we always liked Jesse better than "the Boss") and was awarded the Song of the Year Grammy for Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why." "Don't Know Why" also won Record of the Year and the album "Come Away with Me" won Album of the Year. Madison Square Garden is a far cry from Noyes Center. Way to go, Jesse!

In other news, our fearless leader, Class President Paul Hayre and wife Jeannette Perez-Rossello welcomed their third child, Nicholas, on Apr. 9, '03. Paul writes. "With three kids, we are now only six shy of a soccer team." Good luck with that, Paul. At this rate, you could take on Manchester United in 2021. Katherine Grundmann and husband John Grundy are living in Bethesda, MD, and welcomed their third child, John Patrick Grundy IV, on Jan. 29, '01. He joins sisters Genevieve and Caroline. Christina Guerola Sarchio and husband Chad are living in Alexandria, VA, and welcomed their first child, Evan Tomas, on Feb. 25, '03. Susan Turbek Reid reports that she quit her job to become a full-time mother to her son Jonah Chelor Reid, born July 23, '03. Jonah shows promise of becoming a rower just like his mother. Susan lives in Neville, OH, with husband Gregory. Robert Spencer, PhD '97, and wife Karen (Klingemann), MBA '96, reported the birth of their daughter Kathryn Grace on Mar. 23, '03. She joins big sister Meredith. All are well and living in Portland, OR. Julie Voveris Furtado and husband John, who are living in Middleboro, MA, welcomed twins Madison Alexandra and Dylan John on Mar. 13, '03. Hallie Goldman Hohner and husband Doug welcomed their son Nate on July 15, '02. Hallie, Doug, and Nate live in Chicago. Amy Lawrence Flueck and husband Alexander welcomed Colin Alexander on Aug. 8, '02. Colin joins big brother Ian, 3. John Tassone writes of the birth of his daughter Annalise Chase on Aug. 30, '02. Annalise joins brother Jackson Chase, who turned 2 on Apr. 20, '03.

Mark Adams, JD '95, writes that he and wife Melissa (Arnold) recently moved to Glen Ridge, NJ, and are delighted to announce the birth of their son Zachary William Arnold Adams, who was born on Oct. 22, '02. Mark is working as a lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and Melissa is working on her first novel. Scott Houser writes of his marriage to Emily Yance in November 2002. Emily and Scott are living in Reston, VA, and recently saw Doug Pascale, ME I '92, Jim Heck, and Ted Steinbrenner. I am also thrilled to announce the wedding of Michelle Michalik and Dan Shield in Chicago on May 31. '03. Jennifer Berger was a bridesmaid and reports that many members of the Class of 1991 were in attendance, including Susan Sarich, Jackie Jordan Scott, Kim Victoria Strauch, Karen Armenio Bogdan, Sarah Siedman Shelby, Nicole Halpern Murphy, Nils Krumins, and Brad "Huey Brad Earl" Bosart.

Heidi Hirvonen White and husband Alan are living with their daughter Kiira Sonya in Tiburon, CA, where Heidi owns SAGE Design, an interior design company specializing in "green design." She recently attended the wedding of Rebecca Dorris '93 and Joel Steiger at Cornell. Emily Kaplan reports that she opened her first Bikram Yoga Studio (that's the "hot" kind, right?) in South Jersey, and she is working on opening her second. Emily got her master's at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. Joyce Westervelt writes that she is working for New York Central Mutual Insurance Co. as a human resource generalist. Joyce and husband Bruce Phettepace are currently living in Norwich, NY. Garrett Grega reports that he is now global marketing manager at Anderol Inc. in East Hanover, NJ. Garrett and wife Lisa live in Neshanic Station. NJ.

Heather Tatkon Powers, MPA '93, is living in Columbia. SC, with husband Eric, where in addition to raising two beautiful daughters, she is a Creative Memories consultant. What is that, you ask? Heather helps people preserve their photographs and stories. Johanna Sagarin was promoted from staff psychologist to clinical director at Children's Friend Inc. in Worcester, MA. Johanna lives in Northborough, MA, with husband Philip Villars. Linda Moerck-Cisz reports that she is a practicing pediatrician in Northport, NY. Her husband Mark Cisz is a Capital Market Credit Officer for JP Morgan Chase in New York. The Ciszes have children Bryan Daniel, 4. and Kaitlyn Rose, 2. Linda and her husband are planning a trip to Ithaca this summer with their children. They are looking forward to introducing their children to "the wonders of Cornell, the Bell Tower, the Quad, and beautiful Ithaca."

Simon Atkins reports that he just finished writing a book called Collision Course with Mother Nature, to be published by Prentice Hall for Christmas 2003. Simon and his "soulmate and wife" Yoshie live in Billings, MT. When the weather is warm, they "ride to town in a horse-drawn trolley--one of the perks of living in Montana!" Carolyn Richmond left big law firm life and is currently the general counsel, business and legal affairs for B.R. Guest Inc. in New York. B.R. Guest is a hospitality group that operates a number of restaurants, including Blue Water Grill, Fiamma, Blue Fin, Ruby Foo's, Ocean, and Atlantic Grill. Dennis Shay is living in San Diego, CA. where he is an anesthesiologist at the Anesthesia Service Medical Group. Tim Reed graduated from Ohio State College of Medicine in 1997 and from the U. of South Florida Residency Program in Anesthesia in 2001 . He is currently living in Ocala, FL, where he is a staff anesthesiologist at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Tim writes, "For those of you interested in medical school, keep at it. It's well worth it in the end! I couldn't be happier!"

Jason Saul graduated from Harvard with an MPP in '93, and got his JD at the U. of Virginia in '96. He lives in Chicago and is the CEO of BZP Commerce Corp., a for-profit software company in the non-profit sector. Jason reports that "you can follow your passion and make money!" Robert Dunlap and wife Patricia are living in Austin, TX, where he is pursuing his MBA at the U. of Texas, Austin. Cindy Miller lives in Houston. She writes that she recently completed her executive MBA from the U. of Texas, Austin, where she and Rob Dunlap would share war stories, "AGAIN," about exams, presentations, etc. Luisa Santiago married John Jones on Nov. 9, '02. Luisa and John are living in Mililani, HI. where she is a prosecutor for the US Army 25th Infantry Division. *Nina Rosen Peek.; Dave Smith,; Corinne Kuchling,

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