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Class Notes, 2005 July/August

July/August 2005

The Class of '91 has been busy--so much so that there is scarce room to mince words by way of introduction. As always, there are many future Cornellians to announce, a handful of nuptials, some career shifts, and even some cross-country moves. Read on for the details!

Liza Cohen Tillinghast celebrated the birth of her second child, Morgan Beth, last January. Liza lives in New York City with her husband Bill, son Justin, 2-1/2, and new daughter, and is the CFO of Citibank Cash and Reward Credit Cards. After vowing many times to send something in, and inevitably forgetting upon closing the magazine, Randall Singer sent an update from his Blackberry to announce that he, wife Margie, and son Tyler, 2-1/2, welcomed their newest family member Alexa last September. Randall added that he is still putting his ILR degree to use as the VP of corporate benefits for T. Rowe Price in Baltimore.

Bob Baca announces the birth his first child, Emma Helena, who was born in March and named to honor his and his wife's grandmothers. Liz Kleinberg writes that as of December she has 20 tiny toes to tickle! Her twins Neil and Rochelle join her and husband Mike in Birmingham, AL, where she is a visiting law professor at Samford U.'s Cumberland School of Law.

John Byers and wife Lisa Camesano '92 celebrated the birth of their second son, Andrew, who joins big brother John, 3. John also shares that he recently hosted Jeff Loiter and Matt Sherman at his house in Newton, MA, to watch Cornell dispatch Harvard for the ECAC men's hockey title. Joanna Baum Bitner and husband Bruce celebrated the arrival of third child Claire to their home in Austin, TX. Joanna's family also includes sons Nolan, 6, and Eric, 3. Celina Alvarez Rojo also announced her third child, Amanda, who was born in March. Celina adds that she and her husband are new residents of Southern California, having relocated from the northern part of the state. Robin Shafran Arnone and husband John welcomed their third (and last!) child, Matthew, last January. Matthew joins big brothers Brandon, 5, and Ethan, 3. Robin's family will soon relocate from Long Island to Westchester. Doug Dubiel and wife Mari join the "third time's a charm club" by bringing baby number three, Emily, into the world to join older brothers Charlie, 6, and Henry, 4. Doug is VP and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Cathy Butz Hughes and husband Brad just celebrated the first birthday of son Matthew in May. David Clarke announces that he and his girlfriend Christie helped their son Elliott blow out his first candle as well. David adds that he works for Restaurant Associates at Citigroup in Manhattan and New Jersey. Pete Boksanski's son Murphy, who just turned 1, is being well cared for by big sister Malia.

Nicole Bisagni DelToro is blazing new frontiers both at home and in business. She and her husband welcomed their first, Colin, last year, and prior to that she started an executive search business near Washington, DC. After a career in management consulting, Dora Jih, ME '92, MBA '93, has also started a new business in the San Francisco Bay Area with a T-shirt line called Season Tees. Beyond running the business, Dora spends her days taking care of daughters Ava, 4, and Ana, 1, with husband Sam and training for triathlons and marathons.

Glenn Collins is the managing editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in San Diego. He and wife Jen have lived in San Diego since their marriage in June 2000 and now share their home with 2-year-old son Joshua. Andy Burrows announces that he and his wife welcomed son Parker to their family last year. After practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years, Andy now works as a recruiter with the attorney search firm of Major, Hagen & Africa.

Betsy Alley is still living in London, after four years, where she received her MBA at London Business School. Upon graduation, she began to work as a freelance strategy consultant, though now has decided to pursue an entrepreneurial path (for which she promises more news if the venture takes flight). Betsy also announces that she married a Canadian named Derek last spring, with fellow Cornellians Tricia Ahkin and Melissa Glim '93 in attendance. Lisa Dale Gregory married husband Dean last year. Lisa works as a natural resource policy fellow for the Wilderness Society in Denver, CO. Also tying the knot last year were Alice Crenshaw Davenport, MPA '94, and Sanford Gordon '94. Alice is a senior tax and estate planning analyst at Bernstein Investment Research and Management in Manhattan. Finally, Robert Cignarella Jr. announces his newlywed status with wife Debra. Robert is VP for corporate bond mutual funds and a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan.

Hans Aramburo is looking forward to a big move this summer as he leaves the depressing winter blues of New Jersey for the Sunshine State. Hans will move to Tampa, FL, with a house but no job. He notes that while he is leaving behind a successful career as a computer consultant to face the unknown, he has a sunny outlook for future prospects. E. Bradley Bosart, who works as CFP and senior VP at McDonald Financial Group, recently moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI. Kim Brown Bixler announces that she left the snow and New England charm for a warmer climate and a challenging new career opportunity. Kim and husband Timothy, JD '93, and two children left the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and headed to Pleasanton, CA.

Linda Craugh sends greetings from the Arabian Gulf. Linda reported aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as Damage Control Assistant last January and is now engaged in a round-the-world homeport change/global war on terror deployment. Jennie Dean Clark had been living with her family in Geneva, Switzerland, since 2001, where she was spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She, husband Jeff, and son Toby, 2, have recently moved back to the US, returning to the Washington, DC, area, where she will attend Georgetown Law School and focus on refugee/asylum and human rights law. Angelica Allen completed her doctoral course work at Seton Hall U. this year and plans to defend her dissertation this summer in the area of educational leadership and supervision.

Kevin Covert announces that he is the godfather of Gabriel, the first son of Kwame K. Satchell and wife Elizabeth, who live in Houston. Kevin also shares that he has a new job in the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning at the State Dept. After 30 overseas trips in 36 months (including an eight-week stint in Tbilisi where he waved a Georgian flag during the Rose Revolution with 50,000 of his closest friends), he was happy to accept an appointment with the Civil Service that will keep him involved in foreign affairs but also close to home with his wife Lesya and son Timothy, 5. Last year Alan Chien started a new job with the Boeing Company. He now lives and works in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. He moved from Upstate New York, where he lived for 11 years after graduating from Cornell. Alan mentions that he recently met with Dan Koontz and Laura Perrin '90 for dinner in New York City, and in January he met Josh N. Levine for dinner in Los Angeles. Sameer Desai and his wife Sheetal have experienced a number of changes over the past year, including the birth of their daughter Sanya and a move from Virginia to Michigan, where Sameer will pursue oncology studies at the U. of Michigan for the next two years. Sameer adds that he is looking forward to our 15th Reunion in 2006!

While we hope to see everyone at next year's reunion, please don't wait until then to share your own good news! E-mail us with an update. *Corinne Kuchling, kuccori@; Nina Rosen Peek,; Dave Smith,

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