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Class Notes, 2013 March/April

March/April 2013

One of the nice things about living in New York City is the large number of Cornell classmates who live or work nearby or are in town to visit. I recently saw Richard Hammer, Jane Mosco Ferrara, and Carolyn Richmond at a high school reunion, Laura North Pippitt visiting with her family to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Robert Landau, JD '94, in Long Island, and literally thousands of Cornell alumni of various classes watching the hockey game between Cornell and Michigan at Madison Square Garden. (You can imagine the roar of the crowd when Cornell won 5-1!) And there continues to be a buzz in the city about the future Cornell Tech Campus to be located on Roosevelt Island, which fortunately was not damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Many thanks to our classmates who have submitted news updates. I continue to be impressed by our class's achievements, both personal and professional. Donald Barrick works as president and CEO of RMP Capital Corp., a nationwide provider of factoring solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, contractors working on public works projects, small trucking companies, and growing factoring companies in need of rediscount lines of credit. Don also serves as a board member of Life's WORC (, a Long Island-based agency servicing the needs of over 1,200 developmentally challenged individuals in its day programs and 36 residential homes. They recently announced the opening of their Family Center for Autism in Garden City, NY, which will provide family-based support to autistic individuals and the families who love and support them. Matthew Sherman (Melrose, MA) was recently named a principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, a 420-person consulting engineering firm. Matt leads the company's structural materials practice and works nationwide. "Our daughter, Elizabeth, is in 8th grade and is starting to talk about being a second-generation Cornellian."

Arlene Edlund Lee (Earlysville, VA) has just published two books: Learn to Knit Doll Clothes: A Wardrobe to Fit 18 Dolls and LiLi Knits: Knitting Humor. She also has started a website,, that promises to deliver humor, inspiration, learning, and knitting resources. As her site notes, "In knitting there are no mistakes, just creativity." Arlene has three children. Her oldest son is attending the College of William and Mary, her daughter is a freshman at Cornell in Engineering, and her youngest son is a sophomore at Woodberry Forest School. Cristina Moeder Shaul was named public information officer of the Town of Davidson, NC, in May 2012. She works at the Town Hall and handles all communications to citizens and the media. In fact, she gets to interact with David Boraks '81, the founder and editor of DavidsonNews. net, an online news and information website, in an official capacity now. She believes that this job is a perfect match for her skills, and she really enjoys working for the town in which she lives. It's nice to see that a Government degree is actually being put to good use in local government!

Stephen Schwartz lives in Naples, FL, and serves as medical director at the Bascom Palmer Eye Inst. He has three children: Jessica, 11, Reid, 7, and Oliver, 2. Congratulations are in order for Eileen Bowden Feeley and her husband, who recently welcomed daughter Katherine Teresa to their family on August 23, joining big brother James, 2. They held her baptism before the end of the year; her godmother is Erica Calderas. Michele Mayer, MPA '92, married Brad Ladner on August 3, 2012. They were married on Mackinac Island, MI, where Brad enjoyed many family vacations--a beautiful island with horses and bikes, but no cars permitted. Michele adds, "We live in Babylon, NY, and are now a family of five with three daughters, ages 8, 10, and 12. All is good." Lee Winters (letmh44@ would like to hear from Jeri Maerz.

Class president Bob Baca wrote about his latest adventure, which took him around the world to Thailand, where he was part of the US delegation at a United Nations meeting seeking to protect the ozone layer. Bob noted that multinational policymaking is a very interesting beast, as they sought to find common ground among vastly different interests. Outside of the meeting, he enjoyed lots of spicy food, rides on the canals, and touring the many old temples. He was also planning to attend a follow-up meeting in Switzerland. Christopher Eykamp has also been traveling quite a bit. Chris works in Luxembourg as an environmental researcher and notes that it is very easy to travel to France, Germany, Belgium, and other interesting places from his home location. He recommends traveling light, noting that it's easy to take too much with you and rare that you actually need something you did not bring.

High school student Andrew Wong, son of Thomas, MArch '93, and Eileen Wong, followed in his father's footsteps and enjoyed the Cornell experience this past summer by attending the 2012 Cornell Summer College Program. For further details about this program, please visit http://www.summercollege. Keep the updates coming! You can submit class news anytime by visiting You can also visit our class website at, and our Facebook page,, to stay up to date on news of our class. *Tom Greenberg,; Wendy Milks Coburn,; Charles Wu,

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