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Class Notes, 2011 November/December

November/December 2011

As we near the holidays, thoughts of old friends and good times keep me anticipating the holiday cards. It never gets old to see my friends in their kids' faces. Wendy Milks Coburn here, writing from lovely Kennebunk, ME. Since graduating from Cornell in 1991, I've lived mostly in Boston and Maine. My husband, Rob, and my son, 3 (a future Cornellian), daily celebrate our year-round status in this vacation town. Of course reality does set in five days a week--I work at TD Bank as VP of direct marketing.

And now for you all ... It seems Karyn Ginsberg and her husband, John McCormack, have been bitten by the renovation bug. They bought a 1930s apartment that they are thoughtfully renovating around her schedule as a pediatrician at Park Avenue Pediatrics. Somehow, they found time to get married in April 2010! Greg Stoller wrote to let us know that he and wife Arlene are grateful for their three kids' health and well-being; their oldest is 10 and they have twins, 8. Greg owns a real estate company, consults in Asia, and studies foreign languages as a hobby. He's studied Japanese and most recently, Mandarin. Greg is part of an immersion learning program at the Carroll School, where students learn international business by solving real client problems.

Especially proud of her work in 2010 in Haiti with USA Today and in the Dominican Republic with Operation Smile, Jessica Lifland, BFA '92, is a freelance photographer and part-time photo journalism instructor at City College of San Francisco. She and husband Darragh Caffrey are in contact with many Cornellians through Facebook and in other ways. Nate Bailey wrote to let us know he works at GE Healthcare as a human resources manager. He enjoys family time with wife Camille, and seems to be keeping up with son Jack, 7, on outings to NYC and San Diego. Wendy Elizabeth Gale is a candidate for missionary at Wycliffe Bible Translators. She earned her MDiv in June 2010, while working as a computer programmer at SunGard HE.

Balancing work, play, and family life seems to be a theme with the Class of 1991. David Kleidermacher is writing a book and some iPhone apps and blogging. He also likes to play: with his kids, poker, and golf. Charles Andola III is a surgical physician assistant; he and wife Israel enjoy sitting on the beach with their kids, dinners out, and going to shows and symphonies. Alarik Myrin raises grass-fed beef on a ranch in Utah with wife Staci. When not busy feeding and calving the cows, Alarik likes to consult and help other businesses in his field. He'd rather be hunting in Botswana right now, though, and would love to hear from Steve Hall. Chris Reynolds, a high-yield bond broker, is happy to report that he's busy at work, but is also raising four kids with wife Ginette. Chris coaches lacrosse for his kids' teams and fondly remembers Cornell's view high above Cayuga's waters.

Joelle Vlahakis Angsten is proud to be raising three busy children: Olivia, 14, Harrison, 11, and John, 7, while working as associate medical director for Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, FL. She and husband Brian are active in their kids' hobbies, especially baseball. Rebecca Darien Yodzio and husband Wayne are busy with their boys Tyler, 6, and Dylan, 4. Rebecca still finds time for consulting, kickboxing, and aerobics. Susan Halebsky Dimock and husband Michael enjoy playing with their son. Susan also enjoys gardening. Samantha Waterston Peele and husband Michael are in Virginia; they are happy fans of the Nationals and proud parents. Jean Signorelli Spiegel manages a Kohl's department store, volunteers for her daughter's school and Girl Scouts, travels with husband Bruce, and spends as much of her summers as possible at their place on Cayuga Lake.

Agnna Varinia Guzman is an associate at Tressler LLP, where she specializes in corporate immigration law and business transactions. She loves to travel, especially abroad, and can claim recent trips to Barcelona and other parts of Spain, as well as northern Germany. Robert Emmerich Jr. is the associate athletic director at Stony Brook U., and also moonlights as a college baseball umpire. He is nostalgic about Hot Truck (who isn't?) and Chi Phi. Michael Maltenfort lives in Chicago with his partner, John Glover. Michael is a professor of math at Truman College and a square dance caller in his free time. He fondly remembers Glee Club.

Don't forget to visit our class website at to stay up to date on news of our class. Have a great holiday season! *Wendy Milks Coburn,; Tom Greenberg,; Charles Wu,

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