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Tammy Blake

Charlottesville, VA, residents Lisa Eller and Jay Glick are enjoying married life in their new house on the hill. Lisa is still involved in dance, and her massage business is doing very well.

Wendy Harris Jonson and husband Matt welcomed daughter Amanda Noelle in March; she joins brother Alex, 4. The family lives in Windham, NH.

In February Christy Snow-Johnson Moynihan and husband Patrick welcomed their third child, Sara Margaret, while in Florida, where they have spent the last few winters teaching Sara’s brothers to swim.

Robert Lia and wife Jennifer, who live in Darien, CT, announce the birth of daughter Abigail Paige in August 2001. Rob regularly sees Stu Zicherman, Steven Goldberger ’89, and Tory Rubin, who all live in the NYC area. He also keeps in touch with John Collins in Charlottesville, VA, Chris Thompson in Boston, and Chris Henry ’91 in Los Angeles.

Doug Metchick and wife Nicole welcomed Reece James (a.k.a. R.J.) in February; he joins his brother Everett, 3. The Metchicks live in Fairfield, CT.

Erin Senack married Rodney Rebuck on June 30, 2001, in Maryland. Erin is a lecturer for the women’s studies program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In her spare time, she and Rodney are having fun playing in their attic band, Slounge, and “practicing in the funky new house” they purchased last year.

Rebecca Van Vorst and husband Charles adopted Charles Vadym, 2, last October in Cherkasy, Ukraine. He joins sister Annie, 7. The family lives in Aurora, CO, where Rebecca is a research coordinator at the University of Colorado and pursuing a master’s degree in public health. She encourages Skidmore classmates to email her at becky.vanvorst@uchsc.edu.

Beth Osborn Payer, a program director for the Saratoga Springs YMCA, started a playgroup there for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Besides offering educational activities and arts and crafts, the program provides socialization time for parents. The YMCA’s new Family Playspace includes a mural painted by Morgan Lampert ’04.


Kimberly Robertson Tsimbinos

Warner Huh is a fellow in gynecologic oncology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After completing his fellowship, he will stay on staff as an assistant professor and scientist. He was awarded a development grant from the National Institutes of Health as well as the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation’s Fellow Award for outstanding research. He and his wife, Mimi, also a physician, welcomed their first child, Madeline, in March.

Cristina Vaamonde Mariani and husband Michael welcomed daughter Siena Elizabeth last December. They live in Seattle, WA, where Tina is a senior merchandising editor at amazon.com.

Kathleen Mone Flynn and husband Kevin announce the birth of twins Colin and Jack in April; they join brother Ryan, 2.

Lauren Cony recently played a solo piano recital at the Noontime Concert Series in San Francisco. She performs regularly with the Santa Rosa Symphony, teaches in the San Francisco Conservatory preparatory division, and has a large private studio.

Steve and Kat Roberts Angel welcomed daughter Emma last November. They’ve recently relocated from San Francisco to Rhode Island.

In January, Whitney Romoser Savignano and husband Nick welcomed son Costantino, who joins sister Michela, 3.

Stefanie Anker Johnson, who’s lived in Seattle for the past eight years, is “having great fun being a stay-at-home mom to 2-year-old Evyn Rose,” whom she describes as “funny and quite sassy.” Stefanie works part-time as a surgical scrub nurse at a Seattle hospital and would love to hear from any of the “old gang” at stefanie@marcie.com.

In April Natasha Banta and John McDermott welcomed their first child, Shane Michael, in San Francisco. Cathlin McGrath visited the baby in the hospital; she is a producer for a San Francisco travel show called Bay Area Backroads.

John Sumner Andrew and wife Ann welcomed John Jr. in May. They all enjoyed the summer in Gloucester.

Nicholas and Julie Lutjen Lawrence welcomed daughter Charlotte in April. She joins sister Ellie, 2.

Dohan Dittmer Bell lives in Pearl Harbor, HI, with her husband, who is in the U.S. Navy. Their son Henry was born last Christmas and joins sister Kate, 5.

Kimberly Carr Bowden and husband Micah had their fifth child, Samuel, in September 2001. He weighed 12 pounds and was 24 inches long!

Jennifer Reisner Butler and husband Joe welcomed Anna Katherine last December.

Rich Wartel received the Healthcare Distribution Management Association’s Innovation for Success Award for marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. The youngest winner of this award since its inception in 1985, Rich celebrated his fifth year in Dublin, OH, working for Cardinal Health as director of Rx product management.

Sarah Harding Glickman and husband Michael Glickman ’90 announce the birth of Abigail in March; she joins brother Justin and sister Janie.

Karen Simons Terminiello and husband Joe celebrated the arrival of son Andrew Joseph in March. Karen and Joe married last April, in the company of Skidmore friends Jen Manning, Lisa Goldberg Ricker and Jason Ricker, Vickie Rubin Stofsky, Anne Davis Sahrmann, Julie Issokson Perlow, and Dave Murphy ’93.

Stephen Doff and wife MaryLynn had a great summer playing with daughter Abigail, who is “just delicious.” In June and July, they developed the foreign language curriculum for the Howard County (Maryland) Public Schools. They also checked out new restaurants in Baltimore, D.C., and Annapolis; they are happy to share recommendations with alumni traveling in those cities. Before heading back to Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD, where they teach foreign language, Stephen and MaryLynn spent a week vacationing north of the border in Quebec City and Ottawa.


Amity Lenahan Fowler

Kristen Zebrowski married Evan Stavisky on June 9 in the formal rose garden at Matterhorn Nursery, a retail nursery and botanical garden owned by Kristen’s aunt and uncle. Kristen has a J.D. from Pace and works in academic affairs at Bank Street College. The groom is a NYC-based political consultant. Fellow Skiddies in attendance included Todd Noonan, Randall Bachner, Jena Rotheim ’93, and maid of honor Kristin Duskin-Gadd.

After nine years at Ellis Memorial, Amy O’Leary is leaving her job as director of preschool and kindergarten for a new position as early childhood field coordinator for Strategies for Children and the Early Education for All Campaign, a Massachusetts organization seeking to provide universal preschool for all 3- to 5-year-olds statewide. The organization was started by Margaret Blood ’80, who first interviewed Amy nine years ago.

Gretchen Godwin and Nathan Chickering were married April 23 in Montclair, NJ.

Andrew Hughes announces the arrival of son Potter in June.

Gregory Weiss married Kathryn Klaessy of Davenport, IA, on July 20 in a meadow at their home in the mountains west of Boulder, CO, where they live with daughter Kayla and Tuck, a golden retriever.


Reunion ’03!

Joanna Flynn

Nina Powers Johnson and husband Tom are the parents of Alex, born in December 2001, and Matthew, 2.

In May, Caroline Orr D’Abate received a Ph.D. from SUNY-Albany’s School of Business.

Wendy Van Antwerp married Jay Frazier on September 15, 2001 in Breckenridge, CO. Julie Stone and Tory Lupinacci planned to attend, but couldn’t because of 9/11. Wendy is a child protection caseworker for the Department of Social Services in Summit County, CO. She welcomes visitors in the Breckenridge area.

Jennifer Krug O’Leary and husband Sean announce the birth of Lauren in October 2001. Jennifer has left her job as a high-school choir director to be a full-time mom and observes, “Nothing has ever been more challenging or more rewarding.”

Sheri Dexler Tanner ’93 and husband Chris welcomed son Jacob in May; they live in Portland, CT.

Michael Judd graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after four years of residency in ob-gyn. He signed on with a group of ob-gyns in Easton, MD, and began his practice there in August. Mike shared news that both Matthew Elman and Greg Liss had daughters within the last year.

Chris Toole was married in the Hamptons in 2001. Helping to celebrate were Matt Elman, Greg Liss, Sean Feldman, Matt Weiner, Steve Swann, Adam Cheris, Chris Gilboy, Kris Newby, and Josh Nussbaumer. Mike’s freshman-year roommate, Lans Taylor, earned a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford and works for an oil company in Houston, TX. He is married and has a two-year-old daughter.

Lilly Glass Akoto holds a CSWA certificate and works full-time as a case manager for chronic mentally ill adults. She says her job is exceptionally rewarding. Lilly and husband Brando have two children: Seyram, 8, and Mawuto, 2.

Stacey Murr-Pistorova and husband Tomas announce the birth of Emily in January; she joins son Benjamin, 4. They all live in Teplice, Czech Republic, where Stacey is self-employed as a translator and is the editor of an international newsletter. She also sells handcrafted items in a local store. The family traveled to the U.S. in June.

Anna Marie “Ree” Francello-Rothkopf and husband Avi welcomed baby Emma last December.

Amy Schoenberg and Barry Segel live together in Watertown, MA.

Tate Rice and wife Becky’s daughter was born June 20 in Philadelphia. Tate says the baby is a “precious gift” and “full of smiles!” Tate bumped into Dina Silver Tau in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dina was married last June to Leonard Tau, a dentist practicing in Mount Holly and Browns Mills, NJ. Elissa Travers and Josh Raymond attended the wedding. Dina is an account supervisor at STAR/Rosen Public Relations in Cherry Hill where she and Lenny reside.

Alicia Lightfoot Campbell was recently married.

Marie Boccuzzi is back as senior consultant at Right Management Consultants after taking four months off to participate in an international management exchange program in Sydney, Australia. A graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Marie is based in Stamford, CT, but travels extensively.

Jillyan French was nominated to the review committee for international graduate program at the Ecole de Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France, where she earned a master’s in international business in 1990; she will assist in strategic planning for the M.B.A. program. Jillyan, a senior recruiter for Accenture, has been living and working in Paris since 1996.

Alex Forsyth has settled down after traveling throughout Africa and Europe for the last couple of years. Last year, he sailed from the U.K. to the Canary Islands through Hurricane Felix, which was “terrifying and fun at the same time.” He works for Easynet in London, but plans to hit the road again in a year or two with girlfriend Chloe. Alex can be reached at alexjforsyth@aol.com.

Clint Koenig, who earned a degree from Albany Medical College in 1997, completed a fellowship in May at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he received a master of arts in journalism and a master of science in public health. While at MU, he appeared in a weekly medical news segment on TV station KOMU and hosted a monthly news show on NPR radio station KBIA.

Rebecca Skelly married Michael Lach on May 28, 1998.


Chanel Greene

Austin Schuster is doing well in NYC, where he founded NYC Living Realty after spending years as a top producer at two of New York’s leading residential real estate firms. His company handles sales, rentals, management, relocation, etc. Check out the Web site: www.nyclivingrealty.com.

Leslie Glunts Guthrie married Bryan Guthrie of the Army JAG Corps in November 2001. Living in Hawaii since her husband’s transfer there in April, Leslie is a program supervisor with the Healthy Start child abuse prevention program.

Jesse Hollander worked on the animation for Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s film Ice Age. See the feature story in this Scope.

Jennifer Case Callahan’s first child, John Daniel, was born in February. Jennifer is telecommuting as a research analyst for Dowling & Partners, in order to be with her son during the day. In June she was in Maryland visiting Melissa Raff Goldberg, who had a second child, Adam Daniel, in April; Michele Badeau Smith, Beth NeJaime Casavant, and Amy Pollack Hall also flew down for the weekend. Jennifer says, “We enjoyed our minireunion, but missed Jennifer Lanfranco Hungerford, who was unable to make the trip from Oregon.” Jennifer welcomes e-mail at jen@dowling.com.

Victoria Dukehart married Robert Eversmann on May 18 in Baltimore, MD. She is manager of business development for Calvert Education Services, a division of the Calvert School. Her husband, an operations sergeant at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA, is the recipient of a Bronze Star for his part in the 1993 Ranger commando raid at Mogadishu, Somalia, an event portrayed in the recent film Black Hawk Down.

Rick Salvatoriello and wife Jennifer have purchased an apartment complex in Charlestown, MA. Rick, a network design engineer for Mckesson in Boston, directs his Skidmore wedding guests to pictures at this Web site: jenandrick.happy-couple.com.


Keirnan Conroy Klosek

Nina Del Favero Basinet
teaches sixth-grade English at Greenwich Country Day School in Connecticut; husband Matt teaches math in grades 7–9 at the school.

Elizabeth Wilson, a design productions associate with Fortune and Fortune Small Business magazines, visited Saratoga Springs while on a business trip to Quad Graphics, which prints FSB. After spending a night at Quad’s Brackett House on North Broadway, she “realized how great it was to be back in Saratoga.”

On May 18, Christian Lee married Lila Thabit in Saratoga’s Congress Park, followed by a reception at the Canfield Casino. Skidmore friends Tristan Amzallag ’98 and Amy Kashman ’00 helped celebrate.

In Santa Fe, NM, Brian Hastings is a watershed scientist. He occasionally mountain bikes with Mike Chapman and climbs with Steve Hyde ’94.

Dana Crosley married John Naberezny on July 27 in Rye Brook, NY. She is new product manager for Tiffany & Company in NYC; her husband is inventory manager for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in Edison, NJ.

Rebecca Brynteson Conner is a records management analyst for ASRC Aerospace, contracted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. She married Bill Conner on January 8, 2001.

Rachel Braverman, working toward her M.B.A. from the Deming Scholars honors program at Fordham University, did her summer internship for David Harrison ’87, VP of global investor services at JPMorganChase.

Nicole Testa Boruchin is designer and creator of one-of-a-kind bags for her company, Testa, which has sold more than 200 bags in the last two years. (Check out her Web site: www.testabags.com.) Her business is a part-time venture, as she is also busy raising son Grady, 2.


Allison Lacorazza

Kim Bogle finished a Ph.D. at the University of Florida. She and partner Corey Herrington ’96 are relocating to Massachusetts, where Kim is teaching at Springfield College. A former student intern with Skidmore’s Office of Alumni Affairs, she is the niece of Joan Layng Dayton ’63.

Jessamyn Lee married Benjamin Greenberg on July 13 at her father’s home in Richmond, MA. Jess and Ben live in NYC, where Jess teaches English as a Second Language at PS 38 in East Harlem.

Chris Burrows and Danielle Cambridge worked on the animation for Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s film Ice Age. See the feature story in this Scope.

Journalist Juleyka Lantigua authored an essay included in Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, available through amazon.com.


Allison Gray Costa

Kelly O’Leary
is a middle-school English teacher in Charlottesville, VA, and is “only now understanding what my eighth-grade English teacher meant by ‘To each his just rewards.’” Kelly is gearing up for the MS-150, a cycling fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to be held later this year.

Megan McGilloway and Luther Almond were married June 29 in Roslyn Harbor, NY. Megan is a recruiter for JPMorgan in Manhattan. The groom is a network implementation specialist for Lehman Brothers in Manhattan. The couple lives in Hoboken, NJ.

Courtney Shaw married Joe Peters on April 20, in her hometown of Winnetka, IL. Tracey Ryan, Fran Arcaro Ricker ’96, and Jessica Deyesso Mihalchik ’96 were bridesmaids. The couple lives in Winchester, MA. Courtney teaches fourth grade in Bedford, MA, and welcomes e-mail at cesp01890@yahoo.com.

Carter Rose married Dancia Avera Yacuzzo on May 11 in Rye, NY. The couple met in 1998 when Carter stopped to help Dancia, whose tire had gone flat on a country road. Eric Prensky and Will Long were in the wedding party; Joe Gitto, Tala Washton Gitto, Joe Hayes, Matt Cobb, Allyson Montana, Ed Zeizel, and Noah Fisk were also in attendance. Carter is an advertising account executive for the D’Arcy Martin Group.


Reunion ’03!

Michele Rothstein

Fanya Engler moved to NYC where she is a digital video support specialist. She spends her free time drawing, performing with a friend’s dance company, and “making art more available to the masses through F.A.R. (fineartreach.org).” She welcomes e-mail at fanya@fenglerproductions.com

Alvin Negron finds life in NYC “fantastic.” He is with Fenwick-Keats, a Manhattan residential brokerage firm and encourages anyone searching for a new condo, co-op, or townhouse to contact him at anegron@fenwick-keats.com.


Nancy Carew Magnus

At my cousin’s wedding in April, I was pleasantly surprised to see Aaron Prills, Melinda Ulmer, Tish Duffy, and Andy Rosenbladt ’00. Aaron and Tish had both worked with my cousin at a former job. In May, Jocie Ditzel and I helped celebrate the opening of Liz Roberts’s M.F.A. thesis show at American University. Also in May I bumped into Jen Ellis at our sisters’ graduation from Connecticut College. Jen just finished her master’s in social work in Boston.

Gayley Carillo is a marketing associate in Simon & Schuster children’s publishing division and is pursuing an M.B.A. at Pace University.

After a relaxing vacation in Maui, Eve Elektra Cohen moved back to NYC, where she is working on a music project at www.cycletheory.net.

Sarah Ellen Rasmussen completed a master’s in biotechnology at Florida Institute of Technology. She is living in Niskayuna, NY, while searching for employment.

Dan Fitzpatrick moved from his previous job as a support engineer for a software company to a new position in a smaller company as a network and systems administrator in Boxborough, MA. In his spare time he has been involved with Eve Elektra Cohen’s online magazine www.soberhead.com as a contributing writer, photographer, and technical guru. Dan also visits with Mel Lahan ’00 and Cornell Woolridge ’00.

Lindsay Kern completed law school and spent the summer studying for the bar exam; she started a new job in September.

After teaching and traveling in Hungary, Nina Levenduski moved home to Madison, CT, and works for Northeast Seismic Consultants in Guilford, CT. In her spare time, Nina has been studying Spanish and taking her dog for walks on the beach. She has made several visits to Saratoga, including Prof. of Geology John Thomas’s retirement party in May.

Alana Madden attends Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work. This summer she interned at Cambridge Hospital in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit. Alana is a part-time bartender at a local Irish pub.

Geraldine Osnato is an associate editor at John Wiley & Sons in NYC. She recently visited with Jordan Lev ’99 and Kate Weltner ’00. Geraldine also had a fantastic time traveling around Tuscany in May with Alice Lescure ’00.

Geoffrey Pomeroy is pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles. Since graduation, he has been in twelve plays, numerous short films, and two sitcom pilots.

Jon Robohm lives in Jersey City, NJ, and works in NYC for Gagnon Securities, a small money-management firm in midtown.

Stephanie Sayia reports that Katie Bissell married Adam Brand ’97 on June 15. The couple honeymooned in Spain for two weeks.

Having earned a master’s in social work from the University of Vermont, Amy Siegel started a new job as a social worker at an elementary school in Vermont.

Kate Thomas is attending the Virginia-Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine.

Yang Wang is a producer for MTV in Beijing. This past spring, Chris Constantian visited Yang for two weeks. Chris is pursuing a Ph.D. in international relations at St. Andrew’s in Scotland and plays in “the hottest” local band.

Jeffrey Yick graduated from George Washington University Law School in May. This fall he started clerking for a judge in New Jersey superior court.

Orli Zuchovitsky (lampshade_z@hotmail.com) finished her first term at the Smith School of Social Work. She is interning in the Albany area this fall and is delighted to be close to Skidmore. Over summer vacation, Orli visited Amy Burk.

Samantha Benson married Fabio Di Donato on August 10, 2001; they met during her junior year in Italy. The couple lives in Rome, where she teaches English and he works in information technology.


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