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’80

Lisa Pedicini and
Paulette Adkins Rainie
c/o Lisa Pedicini
91 Central Park West, #12A
New York, NY 10023
pedicini@voyagerco.com

Rich Rosenberg writes: “Reunion was a blast, with 82 members of the class attending with spouses and children. The first night’s rendezvous was at the Tin & Lint (yes, it still survives and, yes, it still looks like it should be condemned), and the next morning we all felt just like we were back in school! The festivities reached a crescendo with a dinner dance at Siro’s. The beat was distinctly Harold J’s with a touch of Barclay’s thrown in for class. By the end of the night, it resembled more Kamauna Wauna Leia than the Old Vienna night at the Hub. Most of the spouses enjoyed themselves, but I am sure they wondered why their mates were so turned on by old ’80s standards. I am sure our 25th will be as much fun, but my body needs more like 10 years to get ready.”

“We really wanted to make it up for part of Reunion,” write Jon and Christine Burton Glickman, “but with our daughter’s sweet 16 birthday and SAT 2’s and finals, it became impossible. We hope it was a wonderful event.”

Susan Schapiro Pinto had a baby boy, Jeremy, on October 19, 1999. She also has a seven-year-old daughter, Mariel.

Jeffrey Vahanian, whose Vahanian and Associates specializes in investment management and retirement and estate planning, has qualified for membership in Putnam Investment’s 27th Annual Golden Scale Council, for high professional standards in serving investors.

’81

Reunion ’01!

Elizabeth Deckenbach Felder
42 Epping Rd.
Exeter, NH 03833
kdfelder@newhampshireultranet.com

Kate Belden and Merritt Schoff announce the birth of Henry Belden on June 1.

Robin Belsky Gold is a research associate and genetic counselor for Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI. She has two children and would like to hear from fellow “Skiddies” in the Detroit area.

Paul and Bonnie Korb Hutcheson married in 1982 and now live in Gilbert, AZ. Bonnie works in ICU and other special care units at the Valley hospitals. They have three girls, Kristin, 15, Amanda, 13, and Amber, 9. Bonnie says she would love to hear from classmates Marlene Miller, Leslie Lex VanDermeer, etc. Bonnie can be reached at 480-813-7870 or at pbhutch45@aol.com.

Charlotte Meader-Jones graduated from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1991 and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994, primarily to get better acquainted with Jeffrey Jones, the man who was to become her husband. He is actually a ninth cousin whom she originally met in 1987 at a Meader family reunion. They met again in 1993 and were married in 1996 on Nantucket Island. Kim Kossman ’83 and David Meader ’89 were among the attendees. Charlotte and Jeffrey have a son, Samuel Henry, born in 1998 and a new daughter, Abigail Caroline, born May 8. Charlotte is a real estate loan closer in the franchise finance department of GE Capital.

’82

Angela Foss
371 Harvard Street, #3B
Cambridge, MA 02138
afoss@HSPH.Harvard.edu

Stefania Ippolito Sakiotis wrote from Luxembourg, where she and her family moved last October when her husband was promoted and transferred into the private banking sector. The 2-year-old twins are already quadralingual (English, Greek, Italian, and a little French/Luxembourgish). Meanwhile, Stefania confides, she is struggling with French lessons. She was recently named first VP of the American Women’s Club of Luxembourg and also the representative for the Moms and Tots group for the British Ladies Club. Stefania notes, “It’s a great experience being exposed to new things.” She would love to get together with any Skidmore alumni who visit the area. When living in Greece a few years ago, they were able to hook up with a Skidmore alumni travel group visiting Athens, which “was lots of fun!”

Concetta Morales Rothwell’s artwork is being exhibited at the Interior Museum in Washington, DC. She continues to work on studio projects, including large-scale mosaics. Among her new projects are the Greater Des Moines Partnership Mosaic and the Kansas City Community Center.

Since retiring from the Air Force in December 1999, Laura Nichols Kelly has been working as a clinical planner for the Veterans Administration. She lives in Vacaville, CA, with her husband, Jim, and children Matthew, 6, and Madison, 4.

Suzanne Oehrlein Rishel and husband Robert announce the birth of Kevin Troy on May 11. Kevin joins 2-year-old Timothy.

’83

Jennifer Orvis Jordan
3220 Nan Pablo Drive
Melbourne, FL 32934

Susan Shumway Anderson, husband Tom, and daughters Mia, 6, and Stasha, 4, traveled to Seneca Falls, NY, for the wedding of Barbara Gazley to Raun Kaupiec.

’84

Catey Heller Terry
806 Again St.
Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-0984
terryc@missouri.edu

Bill Bagdon is enjoying what northern Vermont has to offer and watching two-year-old Sean Liam develop.

On a bike trip through France this past spring, Laura and Ben Bressler ran into Ann Harlan Young ’81 and husband Ron Neill.

Drake Patten, executive director of NEH affiliate Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, is enjoying the return to New England.

Paul Maynard is an orthopedic surgeon in Rockford, IL.

’85

Anne Gunnarson Hampton
6994 Meadowpoint Terr.
New Market, MD 21774
hamptona@frederickmd.com

“I am enjoying the challenges and rewards of raising two high-energy children in a wonderful community with other stay-at-home moms!” says Elizabeth Edmondson. Son Tucker is 3 and daughter Chloe is 1. She sends regard to all “Skiddies!”

Clark Matthews works with computers at Intersystems in Cambridge, MA.

Dan and Eugenia Quasnosky Brockett welcomed Gregory Raymond on December 15, 1999. He joins Julia, 5, and Jimmy, 3. The family now lives in Southbury, CT, where Dan has started a private practice in neuropsychology.

Nancy Shawah Cheung gave birth to her third child, Emily Helen, on March 8.

Daniel and Paula Swartz Pollak are living in Wayne, NJ, with daughters Emily, 7, and Amanda, 5. Danny is a partner at the law firm of Waters, McPherson, McNeill in Seacaucus, NJ.

Stephen Weiss was featured in the “Sunday’s People: Today’s Spotlight” section of the Minneapolis, MN, Star Tribune last June. The focus of the piece was his new position as president and chief operating officer of the Minneapolis-based Capella Education Co., which operates Internet-based Capella University. Stephen was formerly director of Honeywell’s education business unit. With any time off he can manage, he hopes to explore more of his new state with his wife, Keri, and dog, Lily.

As for me, I gave birth to William Allan on May 19.

’86

Reunion ’01!

Anne Chorske Stuzin
206 Ridgewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Stuzin@Erols.com

We all owe a big thanks to Ellen Hermann, who took the “bull by the horns” and chaired our class’s annual giving this year. Many thanks to all who contributed, helping our class set a new giving record and placing us in the top 10 of classes from 1976 to 1999 for dollars raised. Really good work!

Pam Abell Schiller and husband Tom are the proud parents of a second daughter, Devon. Big sister Cameron is pretty excited too.

Jenn Hunter Abraham lives in Salem, MA, with husband Brian Abraham ’88 and Eliza, 4, Conor, 2, and Hunter, 9 months. Jenn also talks to many other Skidmore friends, including Karen Waugh Richard, Jenifer Aventuro Luck ’84, Erin Kenneally Hughes ’84, Denise Lynch Flynn ’84, Deb Homsi Gilpin ’88, and Mike Porter ’88.

Lisa Kohler Chubinsky gave birth to Eric Kohler on June 28. He joins brother Michael, 6. Lisa recently started an employment agency in Wilton, CT, where she lives.

Leigh Mulvaney de Luca and husband Elliott welcomed Grace Wallace to the family on April 2,. They live in Annandale, VA. Leigh is planning to return to work as the DC manager for Aquent, a firm that employs “creative talent”—graphic and Web designers. Elliott is a senior designer at PBS in Olde Towne Alexandria, VA. Leigh is in touch with classmates Jill Megalos Miller, a chiropractor in Vero Beach, FL, and Laurie Sprague, a freelance writer and editor in New York City.

Andreas Schneider says he was married in 1999 and recently became the father of a baby girl, Giuliana. Professionally, he is soon to become the head of his family’s business. Andreas visited Chris and Dina Perruso Danielson at their St. Johnsbury, VT, home last spring. Chris is a doctor; Dina keeps busy with children Jesse and Megan. During his stay, Andreas and Chris took a road trip to Burlington to visit Chris Pepperman ’85. Andreas is also in touch with Bill and Barbara Gill Vayo ’87, Todd Eberhard, and Lukas Horn, who in turn have kept him up to speed on Mike Tepedino ’85, Mike Marcus ’85, and Ben Green. He’d like to know where Ed Smith is too.

Bryan Smith is the vice president of merchandising for Flooring America, a start-up company in Georgia. He has two children, Rebecca, 7, and Max, 4.

Jane Zoidis Quinn and family recently became Californians with a move from Westfield, NJ, to San Mateo due to Kevin’s transfer with Goldman Sachs. Children Dylan, Anna, and Thomas are 5, 3, and 1 respectively. Jane is looking forward to discovering San Francisco and frequent visits from Christina Schlank, who’s still in (and loving) Los Angeles.

I am coaching middle school field hockey at Bryn Mawr, a private girl’s school here in Baltimore. It’s great to be back in the sport after so many years—perhaps I can put on a uniform and sneak onto the field during a game.

’87

Jennifer Weisberg Millner
45 W. Long Dr.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
jmillner@szaferman.com

Lori Eastman recently became a leadership gifts officer at Skidmore. She came from Bates College in Maine, where she began in 1990 in alumni relations and then moved into fundraising; she was Bates’s annual giving director when she took the Skidmore job. She’s on the fundraising team that focuses on large gifts to the annual fund or to special projects.

Michael Eigen is joining Anne Margiloff Wargo ’89 and Victoria King ’88 in implementing an alumni-student career mentoring program. The Richard Amdursky Mentoring program matches Skidmore juniors and seniors with alumni in careers of interest. If you’d like to participate, please send e-mail to meigen@michaeleigen.com.

Bill and Maureen Johnstone Johnston moved into a new house in Monmouth Junction, NJ. Bill is working at Prudential in individual financial services, and Maureen is still running her day-care center. Billy, 7, and Morgan, 4, keep them busy with sports and dancing school.

Cynthia Nagle is a marketing coordinator for Conley Associates, a national advertising agency based in Syracuse, NY. Previously she marketed accounting and consulting services for a regional CPA firm. “I’m also finishing my second year as president of the Theatre Association of New York State,” she adds. “I continue to act in theater, work backstage, do voice-overs, and appear in cable TV commercials.”

Sculptor Robin Orbach Starke had a large installation placed on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her husband, Craig, is still with Discover Tennis, his community tennis program. “Ben and Jerry, our Siberian huskies, and Shoogie, our cat, are doing great too!”

Abigail Sanders married Pat King, a painter, last October. Moira Buhr and Anna Mathias Marchington attended the reception, as did Norman Vanamee ’89. Abigail reports that Norman lives in Brooklyn; Moira lives in upstate New York with boyfriend Adam and their son Olin; and Anna, with husband Philip and kids Mathias and Sophia, lives in South Carolina. Abigail and Pat have made their home in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

On March 3, Suzanne Schryver Bolling gave birth to Justine Louise, who joins 2-year-old brother Cameron.

Robert and Sharon Whritner Swan ’88 announce the birth of their second son, Carl Alden, on February 4.

Pamela Weisenfluh Lessard and Kevin welcomed their second child, Curtis, on August 19, 1999. He joins brother Taylor, 5. Pamela’s e-mail address is Klessard@mediaone.net.

’88

Beth Skudder
40 Jones Park Dr.
Riverside, CT 06878
203-637-9203
BSkud@aol.com

Rebecca Culbertson Booma and husband Clay have moved to Manchester-by-the-Sea on the north shore of Boston. On April 30, they welcomed daughter Samantha Alyson, and Rebecca enjoyed a maternity leave from Hill Holliday, where she heads the design department. Gillian Knight Rathbun, who visited recently, is “doing great and lives in Colorado with her husband, Dave, and two little daughters.”

Alison Leidner Laba has recently become a stay-at-home mom. Her husband, Stuart, is senior vice president and executive search consultant with Marvin Laba and Associates in Los Angeles.

Victoria King, along with Anne Margiloff Wargo ’89 and Michael Eigen ’87, is implementing an alumni-student career mentoring program. The Richard Amdursky Mentoring program matches Skidmore juniors and seniors with alumni in careers of interest. To participate, contact Victoria at 315 Ashland Rd., Summit, NJ 07901.

A daughter, Miller Aubrey, was born to Stefanie Tier Friedman and husband Joel on November 19, 1999. “I was planning to take a year off from work,” says Stefanie, “but two days after giving notice, I received a call from PorchLight Entertainment, a production and distribution company, to be vice president of consumer products. Couldn’t pass up the opportunity!” She invites anyone interested in obtaining a license to the company’s characters to send e-mail to sktier@pacbell.net. She is also interested in acquiring children’s properties for television, video, and merchandising. During a recent trip to New York, Stefanie spent time with Mary Goodnow Donnelly, Penny Lubell, Steve Thibodeau, and Jennifer Zinner.

Robert ’87 and Sharon Whritner Swan announce the birth of their second son, Carl Alden, on February 4.

’89

Cynthia Urick Stickles
282 Brookline Street
Hawthorne, NY 10532
cindy_stickles@rcds.rye.ny.us

In May, Robert Coan was highlighted in the Capital District Business Review for his work as a partner in the corporate department of Higgins, Robert, Beyerl & Coan P.C. in Schenectady, NY. The article cited his strong reputation for advising developing businesses nonprofits and for working with corporations on contracts, acquisitions, and real estate transactions. There is, however, one person Robert says he would trade places with: professional golfer Phil Mickelson.

Sean Patrick Lenihan Jr. was born to Jennifer Dougherty Lenihan on September 23, 1999.

Courtney Lane married Ian Mitchell of Liverpool, England, on November 27, 1999. They met in Dublin, while she was there with her 8-year-old daughter, Hannah, and was studying abroad.

Anne Margiloff Wargo is joining Michael Eigen ’87 and Victoria King ’88 in implementing an alumni-student career mentoring program. The Richard Amdursky Mentoring program matches Skidmore juniors and seniors with alumni in careers of interest. Please contact Anne at anne.wargo@us.pwcglobal.com if you would like to participate.

Diana Perry announces her marriage to William Gilson Jr.; the wedding was in Woodstock, VT, on July 15.

Scott and Wendy Lubin Schecter regularly see Eric Fekete, who with wife Lisa welcomed a baby girl last fall. They have also seen Adam Becker, Larry and Deborah Berman Fraser ’91, and John Ubaldo ’88.

Jenifer Ross Schumacher and husband, Tom, announce the birth of Hudson Samuel on January 25.

Greta Salathe Mills spent part of 1999 in grad school studying digital electronics and statistical design. She also taught some high school students and, together with an engineering firm, arranged an internship for one student. Last winter she and Ernie celebrated their 10th anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas, where, she writes, “we renewed our vows in style—at the Graceland Wedding Chapel!” The family (including Sage, 9, and Elias, 7) also toured Arizona and met up with Patricia Fonseca. Greta is teaching math at a high school in Hanover, NH, and planning to take more grad classes at nearby Dartmouth. She and Ernie are buying a new home in the area.

“We’re living in Orlando and just moved to a new home,” says Debbie Snider Mintzer. Sons Sammy, 5, and Brandon, 2, “just love their new house.” Debbie recently saw Robin Karofsky Malasky when she visited Orlando. She is pleased to share the news that Robin has welcomed her second child, Max.

Bria Dox was born October 5, 1999, to Joseph and Lori Weil Dox. They live near Boston and are in regular contact with Rick and Stacey Wessel Jimenez, Adrianne Lockhart, and Claire Pferdner Butler. Lori is a dietitian for transplant, dialysis, and ICU patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cassandra Wood married Raymond Santora in Palm Beach, FL, on Halloween ’98. Dede Wood Black ’84 was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Tiia Toomepuu Mandell ’87, Robyn Loring Specthrie ’87, and Patti Williams ’86. Casey and Raymond are refurbishing their 200-year-old house in Alexandria, VA, where she works for Senator John McCain and he’s an attorney for the District of Columbia. They welcome calls from alumni in the DC area.

 


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