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Class Notes, 2013 May/June

May/June 2013

Spring! We are hoping for it with every fiber--under a foot of snowbase in the front yard here in Maine! It's funny to write these columns ahead of time, and to think of when they're going to be read. But spring brings the hope of fresh starts and of bright new finishes, fresh flowers, growth.

Fellow '91ers are growing and prospering in their fields. Judith Heichelheim is back in D.C., and writes that she and husband Vladimir Bogachev are working, traveling, and spending time with family. She's now the regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Population Services Int'l (PSI). Steven Davi, an attorney at Farrell Fritz PC, has joined the board of directors of Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York Inc. According to the website, "MVK seeks to foster academic and social achievement by creating a merit system whereby agencies reward underprivileged children for their progress and accomplishments through tickets to live professional and collegiate sporting events and cultural performances." Steven is also counsel in his firm's commercial litigation department, with a concentration in labor and employment law. He was formerly a member of the Advisory Board of the Long Island Chapter of Best Buddies of New York.

Britt Lacher (Rumson, NJ) writes, "I am elated to announce the birth of my son Jordan Gabriel on November 26, 2012 and can't wait to visit the Cornell campus this spring with big brother Julien." Kim Brown Bixler writes that her new book, Growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, is available on It details the highs and lows of living in an architectural icon. Battling the elements, dealing with admirers, and staying ahead of deterioration caused by extreme weather are the fabric of the book. Kim is featured in the PBS documentary "Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years," and will be giving lectures around the US this spring.

Harry Chiu writes from Staten Island, NY, that he is an attorney-at-law. Nalini Deonarine Kelly and husband Paul have a son, Dylan, who is 2-1/2 years old. When Nalini wrote last fall, she had just returned to BASF Corp. after a seven-year break running a financial business. She is the Vitamin E product line manager in Florham Park, NJ. Nalini would love to hear from any and all Class of '91 Chem E's at She also shares this Cornell memory: "Just walking along the beautiful campus back when life was simple ... no cell phones, and the only computers were in the computer lab." I'll add in this: the dot matrix printers. Those were awesome!

So grow and prosper in the second half of 2013, and please remember to send updates to your class correspondents. We need your news to make the column interesting. *Wendy Milks Coburn,; Tom Greenberg,; Charles Wu,

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