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’90

Reunion ’00

Theresa Chang
301 E. 47th St., #19N
New York, NY 10017

Although no longer married, Julianne Auclair and Dave Caslin remain the best of friends. Juli works for CBS in Miami, and Dave lives in Milford, CT, and works for Beacon Financial Group in Monroe.

Lynn Barnett married Alan Seigermanon Oct. 18, 1998. They live in Los Gatos, CA. Lynn surfs the Internet for Yahoo! Inc., and Alan works in the finance department for E*Trade. Their e-mail address is: seigernet@yahoo.com.

Ellen Dronzek Orkin thoroughly enjoys being a work-at-home mom to Emily, 2. Husband Jonathan is a senior manager at PriceWaterhouse-Coopers in Boston. The family lives in Canton, MA.

Michael and Sarah Harding Glickman ’91 announce the birth of Justin Harrison on Nov. 1, 1999. He joins sister Jane, 2.

From the Netherlands, Vincent and Heather Griffioen-Young announce the birth of Tobin Kai on Dec. 16, 1999. Heather works for TNO Human Factors Research Institute, focusing on social influence.

Christopher Horn married Irina Wieting ’92 on June 21, 1998. The couple resides in Bronx, NY.

Curt Kaplan married Lauren Torn on Oct. 16, 1999, then honeymooned in Nepal. Curt, who rehabs houses, also acts, most recently in a commercial for JC Penney Co.

Anne McGuire Clark is vice president of derivative finance at Lehman Brothers in New York.

Augusta Miner Martin is regional director for Tufts Health Plan in the Boston area. Son Jack is 3.

In September 1999, Liz Nakian returned to the U.S. from a two-year assignment at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, where she served as a political officer. She is now at the State Department in Washington, DC, working in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Dawn Carney married Lee Brody at the Country Club of Halifax last summer. In attendance were Doug Nahigian, a buyer for Designs Inc.; Doug’s partner Al; Kacy Hughes ’89, who is project manager for the early childhood development department of Boston’s Children’s Museum; and Julie Campbell ’91 and husband Fred Sontag. Dawn had been teaching English in Paris, and since returning, earned a master’s in French at Middlebury College. Doug, Kacy, Dawn, and Stephanie Jones ’91 all enjoy living in Boston. They recently welcomed Tina Perez, who relocated from Arizona, where she earned a master’s in international business from Thunderbird. Tina enjoys her position as an independent consultant for the Department of Justice, where she audits Immigration and Naturalization Service activity throughout the country. Doug celebrated his 31st birthday with a party thrown by his partner of six years, Al Julian, in their Boston condo. Classmates in attendance were Dawn and Lee, Kacy, and Stephanie and fiancé Robin McCaine.

Nicole Parcher is a painter and teaches art at the Little Red School House in NYC. She keeps in close contact with Naomi Hamby ’89, who also lives in NYC, and Jen Harrison ’89 in Boston.

David and Karen Pollock Miller announce the birth of David III on June 7, 1999. The family enjoys living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Berylin and Michael Schwab had their second child, Noah Harris, born Nov. 1, 1999. Now big brother Griffin, age 3, has a new playmate. Berylin is an assistant district attorney in Queens County, NY, and Michael practices trademark and copyright law at Abelman Frayne and Schwab in New York. The family lives in Greenwich, CT.

Amy Strauch is president of the Boston chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists. She started a graphic design firm in 1990 and now has six employees. what!design is the creative team behind redrocket.com, Nickelodeon’s online toy store, and the signage system for Road Runner Sports warehouse store in San Diego, CA.

Tim and Kara Thornwall Stansel ’91 announce the birth of Kaitlin Haley on June 24, 1998.

’91

Corina Lu
303 Greenwich St., Apt. 4J
New York, NY 10013

Debra Asher married Anthony Zitrin on Aug. 6, 1999, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Sheila Thomson was in the bridal party, and other attendees included Susan Yu, Alisha Kirwan, and Anne Marie Beckerleg. All were thrilled to get together again on Labor Day weekend at Alicia’s wedding in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina.

Kristin and Andrew Bliss announce the birth of Justin Andrew on Sept. 28, 1999. Andrew teaches fourth grade in Blacksburg, VA, and Kristin is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech.

Rosalie and Scott Bornstein bought a house in Marblehead, MA. They love the area.

David and Patty Boulware Driscoll announce the birth of son William Thomas on Nov. 28, 1998. The family lives in Birmingham, AL, where Dave is a network administrator for an advertising firm; Patty makes cakes and was featured in the January/February edition of Southern Accents Magazine.

Jennifer Cannon teaches first grade in Beacon, NY.

Kimberly Carr Bowden enjoyed seeing former teammates Jill Fontaine Souza, Bridgett Steers, Betsy Perry Bergstrom, Heidi Heusner Holt ’90, and Kate Jackson ’92 at the women’s tennis alumni weekend last April.

Todd Catlin works for a small interior design in firm in NYC, which was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest in May 1999 and again in Architectural Digest Motoring in October.

Matt Dylan Clark is an advisor at the University of Colorado. He loves his new home in Boulder.

Linda Cramer Laurenz teaches fourth grade near Saginaw, MI, while husband Rusty keeps their cash crop farm running. They have a daughter, Claire.

Paul Gitterman returned to Colorado after a year in London getting a master’s in psychoanalytic developmental psychology. He practices in Colorado and enjoys the recreational opportunities there.

Denise Guszkowski Thompson spent last year getting used to married life—“It’s a good thing,” she says—and teaching special education at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey.

Michael ’90 and Sarah Harding Glickman announce the birth of Justin Harrison on Nov. 1, 1999. He joins Jane, 2.

Aaron and Laura Hill Turner announce the birth of McCall Brown on Dec. 1, 1998. He joins brother Mason, 5. Laura keeps in touch with Roni Casser, who visited last summer from Florida.

Jamie Janover is a professional musician with his own record label, Realm Music. You can find him at realmmusic.com. His new CD, Realms, features bands from all over the country. Jamie has played with Bela Fleck at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and he tours as the percussionist for String Cheese Incident. He lives in Boulder, CO, and does professional photography.

Stephanie Jones married Robin McCaine. Stephanie is assistant director of admissions at Berklee College of Music.

Braden Josephson married Sarah Church on Feb. 12. Brady earned a master’s in psychology from Connecticut College and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hofstra University. He treats autistic children at the Challenge Infant Developmental Center in Brooklyn. Sarah is a research scientist at the NYS Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan, studying ways to cure heroin addiction.

Alicia Kirwin married Chris Aycock on Sept. 4, 1999. Alicia works at an architectural firm in Raleigh, NC, where she and Chris live.

Eric and Jessica Levine DeHaemer announce the birth of Rachel Anne on Sept. 16, 1999. The family lives in Lacey, WA.

Jeff and Christine Lynch Berg and son Jacob, 1, live in Kennebunk, ME. Christine earned a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University in June 1997 and now teaches part time at the University of Southern Maine. Jeff is senior manager for PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Portland.

Justin Model is director of business development for Predict It, an Internet service which identifies, ranks, and rewards users based on their prediction performance in event categories such as sports, finance, politics, and entertainment.

Doug Nahigian ’90 reports that Jay Page is living the glamorous life in Shangri-La, aka San Francisco.

Steven Nielsen married high-school classmate Jean Lang on Nov. 12, 1999. Jean teaches third grade in Brooklyn, and Steve teaches drama while pursuing an acting career. He appeared in two episodes of As The World Turns in November.

David and Rachel Vukovich Padulo announce the birth of Lucas Maxwell on June 19, 1999. Luke Daigle, Paul Duval, and Rod Learmonth ’90 all stopped by the hospital to see the new addition.

Marcela Peralta Hoehn works at Scudder in Boston and lives in Cohasset with husband Colin and dog CoCo Chanel.

Scott and Lisa Sheer Zenack announce the birth of Stephen Eric on Feb. 16, 1999. Lisa earned an M.B.A. from Babson College in May 1998.

Amie Simard has been in Portland, OR, since 1992, studying and working as a landscape gardener and designer. She manages her own business designing, installing, and maintaining gardens for local clients. She has also been assistant gardener for a 15-acre Northwest-style estate, which was featured in Garden Design magazine.

Suzette Soboti is a faculty member at the University of Redlands and coaches women’s soccer and lacrosse.

Christopher and Jennifer Spungin Kehoe announce the birth of Conley Jay on March 8, 1999. He joins sister Kelsey, 2. The family lives in Rochester, NY, on a 10-acre farm, where Jennifer plans to bring her Saratoga-born thoroughbred. She is working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in English from SUNY-Buffalo.

Tim ’90 and Kara Thornwall Stansel announce the birth of Kaitlin Haley on June 24, 1998.

Jeff and Cyndi Jenkel Treuhaft announce the birth of Cooper Boe on April 3, 1999.

Dave and Janet Wagner Youtt announce the births of Emily Ann and Sarah Catherine on July 15, 1999. The family lives in Branford, CT. Dave is pursuing an M.B.A. at Yale, and Janet works in public relations at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven.

Emily Wilson is a computer 3D animator at MTV in NYC. Craig Zolan married Deborah Brener on Jan. 16. Craig is chief executive for UVentures.com, an online service for commercial licensing of technology developed at universities, and Deborah is vice president and director of client services at Select Communications, an advertising agency in New York.

On a recent visit to Colorado, Todd Zorn saw Lisa Levy and Brandon Fleisher and their sons, Alec and Collin, and David Garnett ’90 and wife Cynthia.

’92

Mity Lenahan Fowler
514 E. Ryan Pl.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
mfowler@qgraph.com

I would like to say a huge thank-you to Jill Richardson for her terrific job as class secretary, and I’m very excited to be taking over the job. I will be moving back to Chicago on June 1 to our new house.

Ursina Amsler married Erik Rodenhiser on Aug. 7, 1999 in Marblehead, MA. Other Skiddies in attendance were Emily Fricke, Jaana Mattson, Karen Lacy, Anne Thompson, and Liv Cummins ’92, who sang in the wedding. Erik’s mom performed the wedding proceedings. Ursina is an art teacher in Beverly Hills, CA; Erik is an actor. Ursina sings with a choral group called the Marina Singers and in a band called the Evelyn Tremble Method in LA.

Alan and Samantha Booth Breitman announce the birth of Matthew Samuel on Jan. 11. He joins brother Stephen, 3.

Greg and Melissa Chaffee Crawford announce the birth of Andrew on Jan. 29.

Alisa Chester finished her clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and joined Pepper Hamilton in DC as a trade attorney at the end of January.

Cynthia de Lemos married Mark Listewnik ’94 in Needham, MA, on Nov. 14, 1998. Skiddies in attendance were Patrick Armstrong ’93, William Blais ’94, and Colin Thomas ’94 was an usher. Cynthia is pursuing a master’s in social work at Boston College.

Heather Eldridge lives in Brussels, Belgium, where she works for a translator. She says that she would love visitors or travel partners, so e-mail her at hedli@eudoramail.com.

Oliver and Shandele Gumucio Davis enjoy life in San Francisco, where Shandele is a designer and Oliver is in product management at Northpoint Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet access. They see Ellory Griscom in SF on a regular basis.

David and Becca Stein Gutwirth ’94 announce the birth of Jacob Colin on June 3, 1999. David is a systems analyst at Hewitt Associates in Bridgewater, NJ.

Will and Katherine Kingsbury Campbell announce the birth of Anna Louise on Oct. 27, 1999. Katherine is taking a year off from teaching to stay home with Anna. Will is a computer network engineer for Scient. The family lives in San Francisco and frequently sees Ellery Griscom.

Karen Lacy is still dancing in NYC, along with roommate Susannah Harris.

Amy O’Leary turned 30 last November, and there to surprise her were Jill Richardson, who planned the big party with Janet Reardon, Justin O’Leary ’94, Laura Oppenheimer, who flew in from San Francisco, Lincoln Kaiser, Tony Galano, Jenny Rose, Jeff ’93 and Michelle Miller Anderson, Sheri Dexler ’93, Nick and Heather St. Onge Nicholls, Jen Brimberg, Joanna Flynn ’93, Sasha Leland ’93, and me. Music was provided by Dave Jodka and Nate Watkins, with a special dedication from Justin. Boy, was Amy surprised!

After six years in Minneapolis, MN, Evan and Bitsy Dodge Olson ’93 moved back to the East Coast to be closer to friends and family. Now in Cambridge, MA, Evan works with Olive Jar animation studio.

Idannia and Bill Penny announce the birth of Sofia on Sept. 5, 1999. The family traveled to Costa Rica for Christmas and New Year’s to be with Idannia’s family.

Justin and Sara Perlman Barrow announce the birth of Brendan Richard on Jan. 10, 1999.

Tammy Rabideau moved from her job at the University of Michigan to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she is a digital-services librarian. She says, “It’s fabulous to be back working in a small liberal arts college.”

Eddie Talerman and wife Diane announce the birth of Emil Isaac on Nov. 23, 1999. Eddie is a stay-at-home dad with Emil and Noah. He has found time in that busy schedule to create a painting studio for himself but says that parenting is his full-time profession. The Talermans reside in Seattle.

Jennifer Wells Barry is an attorney in San Diego, CA, but moved to a new firm, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savich. She handles corporate securities and real-estate transactions.

Irina Wieting married Christopher Horn ’90 on June 21, 1998. The couple resides in Bronx, NY.

Kristen Zebrowski is an administrative coordinator for academic affairs at Bank Street College of Education and is a teaching assistant for “Introduction to Counseling” at Columbia University Teachers College. Kristen received a master’s in higher education student personnel administration in 1998 from Columbia and a JD in 1997 from Pace University School of Law, and is currently studying for the bar exam.

On Jan. 31 I was watching Law and Order and saw Ryan Dunn walk onto my TV screen. Ryan, please fill us in on your acting career!

’93

Joanna Flynn
605 Middle St., #3
Braintree, MA 02184

In June 1999 Scott Dayton received an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He is now an associate consultant for LakeWest Group, a retail consulting firm in Cleveland, OH.

Time for Kids magazine’s Heroes for the Planet edition (Aug. 1999) featured Keith Desrosiers for his work with the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, which works to protect Colorado’s tallest and most popular mountains and which recently launched an ambitious $6 million campaign to build an alpine trail system and restore impacted areas. Keith finds that running a small nonprofit is challenging and rewarding.

Shane Diekman is in the doctoral program in public health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

After six years in Minneapolis, MN, Evan ’92 and Bitsy Dodge Olson moved back east to be closer to friends and family. Now in Cambridge, MA, Bitsy freelances with environmental nonprofits.

Spencer Goldin earned an M.B.A. in marketing from Fordham University.

Eric Jette graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in August with an M.A. in religious studies.

Last year, Matt Lyngard and a friend from graduate school started ERO, an architecture office in Philadelphia. Matt visited NYC for Julie Byun’s 28th birthday party. She lives in Brooklyn and works at La Cucina Italiana, a NYC magazine, where she writes and develops its Web site. Also at the party were Bob DeMarco, who wrote, produced, and directed his first short film, Clay Feet, is working on his third screenplay, and works at Warner Brothers doing editing and trailer work, and Liz Blazer, who does creative animation for MTV.

Ben Restivo reports that Matt Merrill lives in Amsterdam and recently received a grant from the University of Amsterdam in the area of horticulture. Matt, says Ben, attributes his success in this field to the education he gained at Skidmore.

Darcy Rice Baker is an occupational therapist assistant at a psychiatric hospital. She lives in Crozet, VA.

Allyson Segal Crystal has two sons—Nathan, 1, and Benjamin, 3.

In May, Jonathan Spence expects to complete a law degree from Franklin Pierce College. He has been working in the music legal departments of 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. and plans to relocate to California after graduation.

Saskia Vandermeersch married Bob Padgett on July 25, 1998. Alumni at the wedding were Robin Eggleston, Kiersten Foraste ’92, Chip Schenck ’92, Jay Hills ’95, and Diana Rarich ’96.

’94

Chanel Greene
126 Valley St., #2K
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
greenec@mmc.marymt.edu

Lara Allen married Matthew Brett on Dec. 11, 1999. Classmates in attendance were Cary Rusnak McMahon, Anu Pingali Bliss, Christine Corbitt, Marie Ruzzo, Kimberly Karp, and Zack Fink ’95. Lara is vice president of business management and finance at Christie’s East; Matthew is a real-estate litigation attorney at Rosenberg and Estes, a Manhattan law firm.

John Anning and his wife have a daughter, who is 2. The family lives in Cincinnati, OH, where John works for Merrill Lynch.

Angelique Bywater married Todd Maddalone on Dec. 3, 1999. Jeremy Fearn and Wandy Santiago ’95 attended. Jeremy is telecommunications manager for American Business Financial Services in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Sarah Carner is earning a dual master’s in social work and public health from the University of Michigan.

Jordan and Danielle Charney Dourmashkin live in Bronxville, NY. Jordan is studying full time to be a physician assistant, and Danielle is a speech pathologist in the Bronx and has a private practice.

Kate Cheney married Michael Myhre on Oct. 10, 1999. Skidmore friends in attendance were bridesmaid Cari Closs, usher Mark Bates, Nikki Stillerman, Oisin O’Malley, Phoebe Smith ’95, and Marcy Bouley ’96. After a honeymoon in Bermuda, the Myhres returned to the real world—Kate as project manager at the Boston Consulting Group, and Mike as a physician representative for Cytyc Corp., a medical diagnostic company.

Amy Coben married Donald Gamburg on July 17, 1999. Jennifer Weider and Jennifer Newman were in the bridal party, and Michael Craig and Stephen Kearney ’95 were also there to celebrate.

Melinda Cornell married Kevin Moran in July 1999. In April, they moved to Connecticut after living in the Virgin Islands for four years.

In August 1999, Colleen Dwyer earned a master’s in biological sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is now studying gopher tortoises for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at Camp Shelby, a military base outside Hattiesburg.

In June 1999, Laura Finkelson earned a doctorate in child psychology from Yeshiva University.

Brooke Gaffney works for ABC News in the special events department, covering breaking news, the millennium, and the 2000 presidential campaign.

Leslie Glunts is a pediatric social worker at the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. She works with pediatric hematology and oncology, general medicine, and physical rehabilitation. “I love it so much,” she says, “I can’t believe they pay me to do it!”

John Hampshire has shown his artwork extensively in the Capital District. In January and February, he showed at the Main Street Gallery in Dobbs Ferry, NY. For the past two years, he has been an instructor for the Junior College of Albany and has taught classes at St. Rose and Russell Sage Colleges. During the summer, John is a faculty member at Skidmore’s Summer Six art program.

Jessica Ivry plays cello and sings in an Eastern European jazz and improvisational band, Peoples Bizarre, which performs regularly at the Brainwash Café in San Francisco. She also teaches music in public schools. Every other Sunday, she gets together for a waffle breakfast with the old Woodlawn house contingent.

Mark and Erin Keith Epker moved to Ann Arbor, MI, where he is pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Michigan. Erin works in the development office of the business school, doing corporate relations and special events. They enjoyed their first season of Big Ten football.

Sara Kerry is a private flute instructor with 40 students. She also conducts a children’s flute choir that performs at nursing homes in Syracuse, NY.

Katie Killough married Brian Kelly on Sept. 10, 1999, at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Sybil Harcourt ’95 was maid of honor and Victoria Quinlan and Robyn Bergman Buchsbaum ’93 were bridesmaids. Matt Kavet also took part in the ceremony. Mike Bailey and wife Lea, and Anne Yedvabny also attended. Katie is director of field services for Franklin Resource Group in Boston.

Becky Klein teaches middle-school art and is assistant athletic director at the Watkinson School in Hartford, CT, and was looking forward to her first year as girls’ varsity basketball coach.

Anne Koch is at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College with an interest in arts law, intellectual property, and business law. She is a law clerk for a small firm that specializes in estate planning. Anne also sings with the Portland Symphonic Choir and volunteers for Community Alliance of Tenants, working on the Renters’ Rights Hotline and the Oregon Humane Society as a foster parent.

Todd Lepre and wife Carolyn, married in June 1999, honeymooned on Nantucket Island. They live in Gainesville, FL, while Carolyn completes a Ph.D. They will then move north so that Todd may attend law school.

Mark Listewnik married Cynthia de Lemos ’92 in Needham, MA, on Nov. 14, 1998. Skiddies in attendance were Patrick Armstrong ’93, and William Blais ’94, and Colin Thomas ’94 was an usher. Mark is a project manager for Syngress Media in Rockland, MA.

Matt Lyngard ’93 has been in touch with Bill Lohre, who lives in Philadelphia and continues to be prolific in sculpture and plays in a band.

Kendra Munger lives in New Canaan, CT, and plays the role of Grace in Annie Warbucks at the newly renovated Polka Dot Playhouse. She also plays the lead female role in an independent feature film, Chat Room, and recently finished a CD of composer John Perkins’s music.

Seiji Nakamura expects to earn an M.B.A. in finance from Seton Hall this spring. He has been attending part time since 1996. Seiji is vice president at Summit Bank in New Jersey, working in mergers and acquisitions. He frequently interacts with Alexander Byers ’93, who is at BancAmerica.

Tory Nersasian is working on a doctoral degree in psychology and is an intern at Atascadero State Hospital in California, working with the criminally insane. “Keeps me on my toes!” she says.

Anu Pingali Bliss is project director for Mail.com in NYC.

After completing an M.A. in art history at NYU, Andrew Seltzer became a specialist in European furniture and works of art for Christie’s in NYC.

Cheryl Silbert Schnitzer earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Tufts University. She is now an instructor and lab manager at Suffolk University in Boston.

Emily Sellergren is an activities therapist for a program called Columbine Connections, which provides therapy for Columbine High School students and other schools in the Littleton, CO, area. In the summer, Emily also works for the Colorado Outward Bound School.

Michelle Sinclair married Tyler Colman on Oct. 9, 1999. Skiddies in attendance were Stephanie Copelin, Lisa Gillette, Lindsey Hammond, Becky Klein, Andy Thompson, Peter Trinkle, Jeff Ziter, Jen Mancuso ’95, and Nichole DuPuy ’95.

David ’92 and Becca Stein Gutwirth announce the birth of Jacob Colin on June 3, 1999. Becca teaches middle school.

In June 1999, Matt Straus graduated with honors from New York Law School and is an assistant district attorney for Nassau County. Matt earned a captain’s license with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kathleen Uribe married Roberto Echavarria on Jan. 8. Skiddies who made the trip to Chile for the wedding included Julie Bunce Solomon, Mark Freeman, Chanel Greene, and Dana Doggett. Kathy works for the Chilean secretary of the treasury.

Annie Varnot is pursuing an M.F.A. in painting at UMass-Amherst.

Adam Wald appeared in Peter Pan last summer. He also coordinates executive programs at Columbia University.

Stephanie Wilson is acting department head for the sciences at Attleboro High School.

’95

Reunion ’00

George Mestre
31-63 33rd St., #23
Long Island City, NY 11106

Amy Allen is working on a Ph.D. in English literature at Drew University and teaches ninth- and eleventh-grade English at Kent Place School, her high-school alma mater.

Since earning a master’s in library and information science from Simmons College, Adam Fein has been a corporate research librarian at KPMG in Boston.

Marc Katzin married Heather Kamen on Dec. 5, 1999. Marc is a sales representative at Quad Graphics, and Heather is a genetics counselor at the New York Weill Cornell Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Sayzie Koldys moved to Portsmouth to take writing classes at the University of New Hampshire. She would like to hear from classmates in the area.

Catherine Lumenello teaches fibers at Tyler School of Art of Temple University outside Philadelphia.

Matt Lyngard ’93 has been in touch with Sara Brumwell, who works at a NYC banking firm after a year working at animal preserves in Africa and India.

Wandy Santiago is an EAP specialist supervisor for United Behavioral Health in New York.

Amanda Schweder is pursing a doctorate in developmental psychology at Yale.

Phoebe Smith married John Felton on Sept. 18, 1999, in the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. Keirnan Conroy was best woman. Mari Emmet, Sarah Spagnola, Kate Cheney Myhre ’94, and Victoria Freund Powers ’96 also attended. Last May, Phoebe earned an M.F.A. in graphic design from Boston University and now works at a design firm in Methuen and does some freelance work. John is a student at MIT. They live in Somerville, MA. Phoebe recently heard from Jennifer Nelson, who is lives in Seattle.

Warren Wein is putting his bio-chem degree to use as a software test engineer for a company that sells software to semiconductor manufacturers.

Susan Willson studies tropical bird communities in Amazonian Peru as part of her Ph.D. program.

’96

Allison Lacorazza
80 Gold St., #4D
New York, NY 10038

Chris Atwater married Vanessa Niemann on Oct. 23, 1999. In New Orleans, Chris is case manager and residential advisor, working with homeless teens at Covenant House. Vanessa works for Betsy Johnson, a clothing designer.

Tim Clark teaches ceramics and photography at Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY.

Kristin Garcia sends wishes for the best in 2000 to Kathryn Merrill, Kristin Lelewer, Jennifer Schauder ’97, and Gaelle Lemarchand ’97.

Erin Goldberg is at law school at Vanderbilt University. Last summer she was a clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nashville, where she worked on civil rights and hate crime issues. This summer, she will be in DC doing legal aid.

After graduating from George Washington Law School last May, Jim Harrod now works for a NYC law firm, practicing in the area of securities and consumer fraud.

Cory Herrington works for Action for Boston Community Development, the lead agency in an annual charity drive that involves 33,000 employees in the Greater Boston area. To motivate contributors and reach last year’s $1.78 million total, Cory promised to shave his head if the campaign reached $1.9 million. On Jan. 26, he was escorted to the barber’s chair by coworkers.

Recipient of the William Boyers Public Interest Fellowship, Gordon Kaupp is at City University of New York school of law, studying to become a public-interest lawyer.

Allison Luyten works for advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather in NYC.

Margaret Minzner returned from Peace Corps service in Cameroon and is now at Southern Illinois University working on a master’s in plant ecology.

Lori Rothman teaches preschool in Needham, MA, and is pursing a master’s in early childhood education.

Kelly Van Zile lives in NYC, pursuing a career in the theater.

’97

Allison Gray
124 Wednesday Hill Rd.
Lee, NH 03824
603-659-1264

Constance Brooks is a communications associate at the United Way in Hartford, CT. She and husband Chris Callahan bought a home in Windsor Locks.

Molly Casassa married Jeffrey Thompson last fall. They live in Leadville, CO, where Molly invites classmates to visit.

Alison Davis is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at North Carolina State University.

Mindy Hapeman married Jonathan Rose on Dec. 5, 1999, at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Her attendants were sisters Katie and Nicole Hapeman ’94; Marcy Palmer and Lucas Fain were readers. Among the guests were Anne Sachs, Robin Morris, Leah Tomaszewski, and a dozen Skidmore faculty and staff members. The Roses live in Richmond, VA, where Mindy is a local-records archivist at the Library of Virginia, and Jon works with Concept Packaging. Mindy is pursuing a master’s in American studies at William and Mary. Anne moved from NYC to Boston to be a developmental editor with McGraw-Hill. After working for the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, for two years, Leah is now pursuing a master’s in Holocaust studies at Dartmouth College.

Stuart Hendrickson is media supervisor at Saatchi and Saatchi, a NYC advertising firm.

Jesus Navarro is the fitness program manager and a personal trainer for New York Sports Clubs in West Caldwell, NJ.

Schuyler Stoddard is working on a master’s in American history at UMass-Amherst.

Tom Travison is in a Ph.D. program in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins school of public health.

’98

Michele Rothstein
58 N. Pershing
Akron, OH 44313

Zander Adell got a job for a Hollywood special-effects company called Binary Designs, which enabled him to get a new apartment.

Gina Balsamo teaches third grade in New Canaan, CT.

In Boston, Graeme Campbell is an administrative assistant at Strategic Capital Partners, which offers funding assistance for new businesses.

Erica Cohen studies learning disabilities at Columbia University Teachers College. Erica, Alana Reed, and Lydia Estrada joined Jennifer Hartnett at her home in Coral Gables, FL, for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Fed up with paralegaling in NYC and the consuming nature of law school applications, Rob Condon moved to Cinque Terre, Italy, with girlfriend Carin and son Jackson, 4. “I’m growing grapes, making wine, fishing, and smiling all the time,” says Rob.

Kristin DeCou teaches fifth grade in Eugene, OR.

Brian Dietz works at Laloba Ranch Clay Center and the Ceramic Design Group in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Kirsten Hunt lives in NYC and completed the 1999 NYC Marathon.

Erin Kain is in the labor movement in San Francisco, amused by the antics of writer Don Waters and mourning the loss of her recent housemate, Lea Bender-Heine, to the wilds of New Zealand.

Paul Kozub works in the commercial lending department of SIS Bank, a division of Family Bank, in Springfield, MA.

Andrea Leifer is an associate portfolio manager for Sanford Bernstein. She lives in Greenwich, CT.

In Boston, Robin Litster is creating lots of paintings and showing locally. She sees Amy Santamaria, Kelcie Cooke, Lisa Bastoni, and Sy Ingoglia whenever their busy schedules allow.

Lauren Mirsky earned a master’s from Columbia University Teachers College and now teaches fourth grade in NYC.

Todd Nation has a Subway sandwich-shop franchise in NYC.

Melissa Stine graduated from Columbia University school of social work and now works in a NYC hospital.

Ryan Weiland is a residential counselor at Rock Point School in Burlington, VT. He lives with Dee Lobb, who works at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.

Adrian Winter lives outside Boston and is pursuing a career in video editing.

’99

Nancy Magnus
Blair Academy
PO Box 600
Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600

David Burch plays professional basketball as a Taunton Tiger in Somerset, England. You can follow his career by visiting http://freespace.virgin.net/taunton.tigers/index.htm.

Eve Cohen lives in Boston and works in publications and customer service at Mars Music. On the side, Eve has built a darkroom to continue her work in photography.

Jocelyn Ditzel is living in France for the second time, the first being during the Skidmore study program in Paris in ’98. Jocelyn teaches English to 16-year-olds at a school right outside of Paris.

Enjoying Australia for the year, Emily Donnis volunteers as a research assistant with the University of South Australia Aboriginal Department. She is working on a Web site that compares three world cultures—Native American, Aboriginal, and Maori. Emily is also working at a women’s clothing store and is able to keep up with her dancing.

After graduation, Elissa Fletcher and Kylee Allen traveled west for six weeks, camping in national forests and visiting 11 national parks. Elissa then spent three months backpacking through Europe with Cassie Mayer. Elissa is now in Saratoga Springs preparing to set out on her next undetermined adventure!

Adina Frazer has been living in San Francisco and working for the Goldberg Moser O’Neill advertising agency since August. Adina is an assistant media planner on the Sybase and Quantum accounts.

Adrian Gray is the Northeast political coordinator for the Bush for President campaign. He is looking for Skidmore alumni interested in helping out with the campaign: contact him at agray@georgewbush.com.

Nina Hammond-Ritch, in Washington, DC, is a legislative correspondent for Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware). In her free time, Nina was volunteering for the Bill Bradley for President campaign.

Andrew Herman and David Zuckerman have been working and traveling throughout New Zealand and Australia and planned to return in March.

Zoe Kaczmarek is in London, working for a men’s fashion design company while taking classes at St. Martin’s School of Art and Design.

Seton Hall Law School is going well for Lindsay Kern, who made it through the first semester successfully. She is our class fund chair.

Sara Katz works for Burlington City Arts, a small nonprofit in Burlington, VT. She also works on her own paintings as much as possible.

Anoosh Law moved to LA and works for a store called the Big Picture, where she is a graphic designer.

Joanne Lefrak is in the M.F.A. program at Montclair State College.

Skye MacLeod is in the Peace Corps in Dominica, teaching music and building musical instruments.

Living in Saratoga Springs with Kim Sweet and Shannon Foster, Alana Madden is head counselor at Planned Parenthood. She works on options counseling, HIV testing and counseling, psychosocial assessments, and the prenatal program. Kim assists in the management of the General Electric Health Center in Schenectady, NY. She recently traveled to Atlanta, GA, to conduct fitness assessments and stretch breaks for the international GE sales meeting.

Ruben Medina is at Lewis and Clark law school in Portland, OR, and is hoping to pursue a career in environmental law.

Having moved to England in July to be closer to fiancé Mack, Lindsay Miller is waiting on her residency papers so she can start work. Lindsay has had visits in England from Liz Nyman and Ali Gottfried.

Rebecca Pollock is an intern with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC, where she forecasts harmful algal blooms, using geographic information systems and remote sensing. She is enrolled in the environmental studies program run jointly by the Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston.

Aaron Prills and Tish Duffy work at Barra Strategic Consulting Group in Darien, CT. Aaron reports that Melinda Ulman teaches third grade in Ridgefield, CT.

Sarah Rasmussen is working on a master’s in biotechnology at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. She enjoys the sun in addition to the intense studying.

Juliet Scarpa lives in Washington, DC, and is a full-time research assistant for Child Trends (www.childtrends.org).

Since graduation in May, Sarah Schell has been assistant to a literary agent. This spring, she hoped to spend a few months in Ireland working for a literature festival. She is having a great time but misses her wonderful Skidmore friends!

Jessica Sheinbaum works at a candle studio in South End. She plans to move to Scotland in May with fiancé Josh Aster ’98.

Last fall Daryl Somma presented a paper, “The Baby Catchers: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional Birth Attendants and Nurse-Midwives in Samoa,” at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Chicago. The paper was completed for an independent study supervised by Michael Ennis-McMillan, Skidmore assistant professor of anthropology.

Abigail Trow is an alcohol and substance abuse counselor at the Eleanor Young Clinic in Albany, NY.

Tom Wilmot works for Wilmorite Inc., the family real-estate development and management business.

 


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