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Class Notes, 2015 March/April

March/April 2015

There have been a number of exciting Cornell-related events in the New York City area in recent months that have attracted the interest of a number of our classmates. The first was the Cornell-Columbia football game in which Cornell narrowly beat Columbia 30 to 27 - and the second was the annual "Frozen Apple" hockey game, where Big Red Hockey got to showcase their talents against Penn State at Madison Square Garden and prevailed in an exciting 3-1 victory. In addition, there were events throughout the city related to the Cornell Sesquicentennial celebrations. Local area Cornell ians in our class who were in attendance at some or all of these events included Kate Snow, Joseph Marraccino, Chris Dugan, and Don Barrick.

Outside of New York, we hear from Cheryl Walsh, MA '91 (Iowa City, IA), who spent September 2014 at Brush Creek Ranch near Saratoga, WY, thanks to a writing residency with Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. She spent much of her time there working on her current novel project, a family saga that takes place at a cattle ranch in the Rockies. Steve Schuller writes from Colleyville, TX, that since adopting his son, Kellan, in January 2013, he and husband Kyle are hoping to grow their family again through open adoption. For those who would like to follow their journey and help them spread the word about their desire to become a family of four, you can like and share their Facebook page ( or follow them on Twitter (

These days, Laura North Pippitt (Barrington, RI) has been busy raising her son, Robby, 10, and daughter, Ashley, 8. Robby is an excellent student who loves to play lacrosse and soccer, and Ashley is a flyer on her cheerleading team and a natural performer. Laura's husband, Tom, is acquiring another practice within Ameriprise Financial. They love to travel and often visit West Palm Beach (where they see Lisa Camacho-Szeto), Martha's Vineyard, or New York City, where they meet up with Daphne Liu '93 and Mae Resurreccion '90. Laura has also reconnected with many other Cornellians, especially her Alpha Omicron Pi sisters, on Facebook this past year. She is currently thinking about going back to work, but has really been enjoying these years at home with the kids!

We are also pleased to hear from classmates with sons and daughters who have followed in their parents' footsteps and enjoyed the Cornell experience during the past summer. Among the many talented high school students who attended the 2014 Cornell Summer College program was Mitchell and Tammy Blum Ross's daughter Joely. Summer College offers high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors with the necessary academic ability, maturity, and intellectual curiosity the opportunity to undertake college-level work. For further details about the program, visit

We would love to hear from more of you, so please look for the annual class mailing coming this spring and submit your news. Or check out the online news form at: You can also visit our class website ( 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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