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Class Notes, 2007 November/December

Many thanks for sending your news to us! It's a pleasure to share all of the outstanding accomplishments and adventures of '91ers.

Do you remember how tough the job market was when we graduated? Fortunately, business is booming for many classmates. Wayne Hickey is senior VP at Weber Shand-wick in Seattle, and Seth Lehrman is a personal injury attorney with Lehrman & Lehrman in Plantation, FL. Michael Whitman is principal options trader with Stuyvesant Trading and serves on the board of the American Stock Exchange. Bo Bazylevsky is head trader for JP Morgan Emerging Markets Fixed Income Division. He also serves on the board of directors for the Ukrainian Inst. of America. Brad Bosart is senior VP of investments for Bosart Investment Consulting Group of Wachovia Securities. He and wife Sherri are currently renovating their home in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

William Munze recently left Northeastern U.'s Cooperative Education department to join the for-profit world. He started as a recruiter with Atlantic Associates in July and is developing a consulting and executive coaching practice in his "spare" time. Shelly Cadora is a technical marketing engineer for Cisco Systems and received US Patent (#7,065,197) in 2006. Way to go! Shelly and Paige Hammer recently hiked around Hawaii with their poodle Romeo.

Looking for connections? Chuck Taylor is the VP of marketing for Affinity Circles, a Web services company located in Silicon Valley that builds private-label online communities for more than 100 university alumni associations, fraternities, and professional associations representing 12 million members worldwide. Along with advising two Internet companies in the social media space, Chuck is serving as career development officer for the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California. He has also been training for his first triathlon (and swimming, mountain biking, skiing, golfing, and playing squash).

Jeff Davis is a mortgage technology consultant at Fannie Mae. He has been married for ten years to Eta, whom he met through her high school classmate Ellen Goode. They have daughters Ari, 7, and Alenoush, 4. Jeff shared that he recently went on a "mancation" to New Orleans with Brent Sohngen, Jeff Cohen, Doug Burtnick '90, Ted Goldwyn '90, and Jeff Goldstein '90, taking in much great food and music. He also catches the Cornell hockey game at Princeton every year with Jeff Goldstein, Carl Neff '89, and Bill '89, MBA '01, and Carolyn DeWilde Casswell '90. Go Big Red!

Congratulations to Beth Bechky for receiving tenure at UC Davis. Beth is now an associate professor of management at the Graduate School of Management. Laura Hub-bert DiCarlo moved from Oxford, MS, to Michigan in August with husband David, PhD '94, and their three boys. Laura was involved with a women's group at Ole Miss, volunteered at her children's schools, delivered meals on wheels, and played on a traveling tennis team. David is a professor of crop and soil sciences.

Also in education is Lisa Epstein Jay, a pre-school music teacher and mother of three. Shawn Reeves, MAT '97, writes that he is attempting radical physics education reform as president of He and wife Alison Nash '98 planned to move back to Ithaca in September. Howie Stein and his wife celebrated their first anniversary in June. He has two more years of rabbinical school in Ohio before he is ordained. Fern Yocum Kanitz is a graduate student in counseling psychology at U. of Wisconsin, Madison.

We are well represented in the field of medicine, too. Margaret Showel is a physician in Baltimore, Michael Edwards is an attending surgeon at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and Howard Wang is working as a plastic surgeon and assistant professor at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Elizabeth Mirabile-Levens is a pulmonary and critical care physician. She and husband Doug '92 live in Cheshire, CT, with sons Peter and Eric. Dawn Harris is an ER physician at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She and husband Mike take advantage of the Pioneer Trail, a huge mountain bike/running/hiking trail system in their backyard (literally!), and also do lots of skiing at Tahoe. Dawn ran her first half-marathon side-by-side with her sister.

Lisa Levitt is also taking advantage of the outdoors. After almost 20 years of bad weather in Ithaca, Ann Arbor, and Boston, Lisa relocated to the Los Angeles area to be near the sun and family. She has kept busy packing and unpacking over the past year, moving three times! Now she's settled in Redondo Beach, where she works as a senior program manager with Blue Shield of California. She enjoys being able to get out more for hiking, yoga (she is a certified instructor), and, of course, going to Cornell events. She looks forward to connecting with old and new friends in the community. Drop her a line at

On to nuptials. Ina Kurcz is delighted to announce her marriage to David Barish on October 28, 2006 in Topanga Canyon, CA. She writes that Nike Horoszewicz and J. Scott Lewis attended, all the way from North Carolina. Ina and David currently reside in Marina del Rey, CA. Eileen Bowden married David Feeley on May 5, 2007, with Erica Calderas as the matron of honor. Eileen is a software trainer for Autotask in Albany, NY, and David is a major in the NYS National Guard.

Lori Attanasio Woodring and husband Patrick '90 relocated to London in June 2006 and welcomed daughter Siena Ruby on October 28, 2006. Siena joined twin sisters Tessa and Isabella, who turn 3 in December. The Woodrings have enjoyed seeing several Cornellians "across the pond" including Jana Pompadur Kierstead, Jack Gonzalez, MBA '97, Billy Abrams, MBA '93, and Zachary Rabinor '93. Betsy Alley also sent greetings from London, with news of her first child, Carmen Normandy Alley-Strocher. Betsy is a trustee for a small museum in East London called the Ragged School Museum, which allows visitors to experience the life of the Victorian poor.

Kids are keeping many classmates busy! Jean Signorelli Spiegel is the store manager for Kohl's in Albany. She and husband Bruce welcomed daughter Sophia on April 30, 2007. Soon they'll be shuffling her around to various activities along with big sister Lauren. Jean mentioned she would love to hear from Jeff Bell and Scott Gargash '92. Rebecca Darien Yodzio and husband Wayne are enjoying raising sons Tyler, 3, and Dylan, 1. She is a consultant for Darien Consulting. Johanna Sagarin is a psychologist and clinical director for Children's Friend Inc. in Worcester, MA. She and husband Philip Villars enjoy driving Maya, 5-1/2, to all of her activities and playing with Jonah, 2. Richard '89 and Heather Atwood Forrest are tending to Hannah, 3-1/2, and Sylvia, 1-1/2.

Keep the news coming and we'll keep printing it! You can share your latest happenings with us via e-mail, through the link on our class website (, or on the news form in our most recent class mailing. *Kathryn Kraus Bolks,; Sharlyn Carter Heslam,; Ariane Schreiber Horn,

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