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Class Notes, 2007 September/October

September/October 2007

Thank you to everyone who sent such rich and diverse news in April and May. We received more news than we can fit in this column, so look for the rest in the next column.

Earlier this year, Richard Baum was appointed by incoming New York governor Eliot Spitzer to serve as secretary. Richard served as Mr. Spitzer's chief of staff in the New York Attorney General's office from 1999 to January 2006, when he left to join the gubernatorial campaign. After the election, Richard served as executive director of the governor-elect's transition office. If you live in the Boston area, tune in to Fox 25 Sunday through Thursday at 5:00, 5:30, and 10:00p.m. for the latest weather forecasts from Kevin Lemanowicz. Kevin recently started his 11th year as chief meteorologist at Fox 25, and has signed on to continue until August 2010. "We are always at or near the top for viewership, a big change from the early days. Of course, 'American Idol' helps." If you don't live in Boston, you can enjoy Kevin's playful musings in his blog at Kevin and wife Alina will be celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary in October. Kevin jokes that their lives revolve around sons Conor, 10, and Jacob, 7.

By day, Annmarie Matis Cross works as a customer service manager. After hours, she runs Crosswinds Equine Rescue, a nonprofit horse rescue organization, out of her home in Tuscola, IL. Crosswinds has retrained and re-homed 37 horses in the past three years, and currently has 12 horses in its care."My Animal Science degree, while not used in my day job, has made my life dream a reality. THANK YOU, Cornell." For more information about Crosswinds, check out Elena Klaw received tenure and a promotion to associate professor of psychology at San Jose State U. Her book Mentoring and Making it in Academe will be released next year. In addition to her faculty role, Elena has accepted a position as director of the Center for Service Learning at San Jose State. Her daughter Amanda, who will start Kindergarten this fall, keeps Elena and husband Oliver very busy.

Nicholas Gaiano is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Nicholas and wife Michelle have two sons, ages 5 and 6. Rick Silva teaches chemistry at Cape Cod Academy in Osterville, MA. When not teaching, Rick writes fiction and comics. His small press publishing company, Dandelion Studios, is releasing two new comic books in 2007 ( April Henry teaches English at a high school on Long Island, where she is also department chair, coach of the varsity field hockey team, and advisor for a student literary magazine. Outside of work, April leads an active life traveling, running in local road races, kickboxing, cycling, and practicing yoga. Benjamin Goody teaches high school science.

Kate Pierson Lundin is working at the Boston Consulting Group, helping to run the company's New York office. Kate previously worked in business development at MTV, where she helped launch a new channel called MTV tr3, which targets Latino youth in the US. Kate loves working at BCG, in part because it allows her more time with 1-year-old son Gunnar. Kate and husband Steve bought a new apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. If all went well, her renovations are now complete and the family has moved in. Earlier this year, Kate visited Jane Mosco-Ferrara and her new little girl Lizzie in Massachusetts. Kate also got together with Yvette Auyeung, who made time from her busy schedule traveling around the world to go for a walk in Central Park with Kate.

In March, Monte Edwards moved back to the Atlanta, GA, area as executive VP of SRS Inc., a federal contracting company whose largest customer is the US Dept. of Homeland Security (FEMA). One of the company's major projects provides support to Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees in Louisiana. Monte is married and has two daughters, 10 and 9. Andrew Isikoff is managing partner at the hedge fund Perry Capital. He has two children, Eli, 8, and Julian, 6, and lives in Tribeca in Manhattan. Andrew gets together with fellow Cornellians Jon Goodman, Ray Mirza '92, Evan Kanew, Jason Spector, Jason Belice, Eric Fisher '90, John Small '90, Matthew Gold '90, and Tom Shpetner '90.

Mike Lamb, wife Patti, and son Luke, 2-1/2, welcomed Zoe Jane to their family in November 2006. In July, the family moved from San Antonio, TX, to Tyndall AFB, near Panama City, FL, where Mike, a major in the US Air Force, assumed command of the 325th Services Squadron. In October, Mike will be promoted to Lt. Col. Last April, while on a golf vacation in Rota, Spain, Mike had dinner with Delta Upsilon brother Lt. Cmdr. (US Navy) Jason Baltimore '90. Jason is the head JAG attorney at the US Naval Station in Rota and is the father of two girls. In March, Mike got together with Chris Field, MBA '95, who, according to Mike, is "still large and lantern-jawed and has maintained a full head of hair (expletive omitted)."

Lauren Rosenblum Goldman and her husband Geoff are happy to announce the arrival of daughter Caroline Dana, born February 19, 2007. Older sister Anna turned 4 in July. One of Anna's friends from nursery school is Taylor Steifman, daughter of Seth Steifman and wife Stacy. Lauren and her family live in New York City, where she is a partner in the appellate litigation group of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Andrea Belusko Hertzendorf and husband Michael are back in the US after living in Korea, where Michael was stationed with the US Army. They brought back with them "an extra special souvenir," son Cameron Charles Stephen, born February 15, 2006. Cameron joins sisters Caitlin, 8, and Cassidy, 6, and brother Cade, 3. The family is living in Tampa, FL, for the next two years, "until the Army tells us where to go next."

Continuing with baby news, William Kim and wife Juli have been changing countless diapers since daughter Claire was born on June 22, 2006. When not busy with that task, William works as an aerospace engineer. On March 30, 2007, Derek Winokur and his wife welcomed their first child, Charlie Jacob. Charlie is surrounded by many Cornellians, including aunt Deborah Winokur '88, uncle Brett Applebaum '88, grandparents Barton '61 and Susan Sternblitz Winokur '61, and grandmother Julie Cohn Lippmann '67.

On April 27, 2007, Susan Lipetz Brown and her husband Steve welcomed their first baby, Stephen James Brown III. Susan gets lots of parenting advice from twin sister Amy Lipetz Sundet, whose children are now 8 and 3. Amy lives in St. Louis, where she freelances in market research. On April 28, 2007, Mike Goldwasser and his wife Alissa welcomed daughter Eliza. Big sister Emilia, 2, is very curious about the newest addition to the family and is convinced that Eliza's name is really Zoe. Gordon Klepper and wife Taly are enjoying life as new parents to their first child, Evan Pierce. Gordon and his family live outside of Washington, DC. If you are traveling to the area, or just want to catch up, drop Gordon a line at Keep sending such terrific news! *Ariane Schreiber Horn,; Kathryn Kraus Bolks,; Sharlyn Carter Heslam,

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