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Class Notes, 2015 July/August

July/August 2015

Greetings from a very dry California. Personally speaking, we Cornellians out West are wishing for a little Ithacation in the Golden State. But a little drought did not keep Jennifer Leeds and Rob Hess from celebrating Cornell's Sesquicentennial in San Francisco, where, Jennifer shares, they got to meet with a lot of Cornell alums, both young and old. She adds that son Tjaden is starting the college search and, of course, will apply to his parents' alma mater.

From Los Angeles, Dan Harrison is celebrating ten years of marriage to his wife, Libby (Vassar '91), and he too is starting to realize that his two daughters' (Stephanie, 9, and Hannah, 7) college careers aren't that far off. He asks, "Cornell? Vassar? Something closer to home (L.A.) on the West Coast?" I think readers are leaning toward Cornell. Jennifer and Dan may want to take the lead from Fathima Ameena Nalim, who writes that her daughter is a member of the Class of 2018; her second daughter will be a member of the Class of 2019. Go Big Red! Not to miss out on all the change, Fathima also shares that she has left the Centers for Disease Control and joined the Emory U. Dept. of Global Health, School of Public Health to get an MPH.

Also taking on a new position, Michelle Bayuk (S. Orange, NJ) shares that she is now the association director of children's book marketing, publicity, and social media for Quarto Publishing Group USA. Making a move in job and geography, Agnna Varinia Guzman writes, "I'm now in Canada! I joined Embarkation Law Group, a boutique immigration law firm in Vancouver, BC, to practice US immigration law. I am responsible for the US practice group and help support the firm with Canadian immigration cases. I have been enjoying life in Vancouver since September 2014." Back in the States, Gregory Stoller is still running a real estate holding company in the Boston area and says he is fortunate to be able to continue teaching multiple graduate business classes. He also makes it back to Ithaca to deliver lectures and network with prospective students. He wishes, like so many of us, for an eighth day of the week in order to find more down time to spend with the kids.

Writing from Maryland, Dan Goldman hung out at his daughter's bat mitzvah in December 2014 with Randall Singer, Mike Dreitzer, Greg Stoller, and Rich Dreitzer '90 and their families. Spencer Wolf '90, BME '91, is in Minnesota and he is excited to report that his debut novel, After Mind, was published in March and is available at the big Internet bookstores. The reviews are fantastic. Spencer writes, "This sci-fi adventure has been a labor of love for years. My mix of Engineering and Arts days at Cornell are not forgotten." So if you are looking for some beach reading, you have another book to add to the pile.

George Sarrinikolaou (NYC) shares that he is the senior manager at the Earth Inst. at Columbia U., and is teaching graduate classes on sustainability. You can check out some writing and photography loosely related to this work at: Allison Lakin (Rockport, ME) writes that she founded Lakin's Gorges Cheese in 2011, making fresh and aged cheese with organic cow's milk. If you're looking for something for your Cornell gathering, it's available in the Northeast and online. On that note, I'm getting hungry so will finish up.

I hope your summer is going well--and remember to share your adventures with your classmates by dropping a note to your class correspondents. I close these notes with a request: Our 25th Reunion is less than a year away, so reach out to your classmates to start planning to attend so you won't just be reading about the fun in these pages next year. Thank you for keeping us up to date: *Charles Wu, ccwu@mac. com; Tom Greenberg,; and Wendy Milks Coburn, Online news form,

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