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Class Notes, 2015 November/December

November/December 2015

Greetings from Kennebunk, ME! It's been great to have so much news to share from classmates--keep the updates coming! Many of you wrote of the lessons learned at Cornell, and I thought I'd start with some of those. I myself learned the importance of staying off the Suspension Bridge when you're morbidly afraid of heights, a lesson reaffirmed this weekend in Queechee, VT, as I looked down into the gorge there! On a more serious note, Courtney Stark Vail (Chandler, AZ) shared that Cornell taught her the value of relationships to carry you through life. Nate Bailey (Mason, OH) credits Cornell as the place where he got his sense of independence. Jean Signorelli Spiegel learned perseverance at Cornell, and Becky Levine Leibowitz remembers how important it was to take a break, find a friend, and make a memory.

Lisa Ploucha Christensen has returned to Syracuse, NY, from Texas to rejoin Bond, Schoeneck & King as senior counsel in employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Celeste Tambaro-D'Allesandro, husband David D'Allesandro, and their three sons are relocating from NYC to Boston. David will be director of the cardiac transplant and VAD program, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Celeste is managing director at Goldman Sachs and will continue to run the Latin American Equity Sales effort from Boston. They are very excited about this move and are looking forward to connecting with fellow Cornellians in the Boston area.

Melissa Sherman Rothberg (Scarsdale, NY) is a speech pathologist and audiologist, and husband Daniel is a physician. Steve Shu, ME '92 (Los Angeles, CA) has published a book, The Consulting Apprenticeship, which was released in July for Amazon Kindle and Apple iBook. Nate Bailey was recently promoted to senior executive of HR for GE Aviation's global supply chain.

On the "whole picture" side of things, Courtney Stark Vail shared that her daughter is off to college on a dance scholarship. Courtney is the campaigns director for a marine protection organization. She'd love to connect with Kerry Nelson. Jean Signorelli Spiegel (Ballston Lake, NY) and her husband, Bruce, have two girls. The older one plays field hockey and lacrosse and is an honor student. The younger is into gymnastics and swimming. Jean is also a store manager for Kohl's Department Stores and she'd love to hear from Scott Gargash '92.

Sarah Abbe Taylor (Mill Valley, CA), her husband, Jim, and their two daughters were away in Italy for three weeks this past summer. Sarah loves to travel when she's not working at the San Francisco Foundation's social impact investing program. She'd love to hear from Kim Schlemann Selzman. Becky Levine Leibowitz (Scotch Plains, NJ) recently made a major career change. She is an associate director in regulatory affairs at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. She has two sons about to hit major milestones: the older is preparing to become a bar mitzvah, and the younger will be playing piano in a recital at Carnegie Hall.

Some important news from Cornell: the Cornell Alumni Magazine Alumni Photo Gallery is up, and you can submit photos at: Happy Holidays to all of you. May the fond memories and lessons learned at Cornell stay with you in work and in life. *Wendy Milks Coburn, wmilkscoburn@me. com; Charles Wu,; Tom Greenberg,

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