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

In Coral Gables, FL, Joanne Rago Wride continues to enjoy her work as program director of Loveland Youth Gardeners, a nonprofit organization that she founded in 1996 to promote organic stewardship and leadership skills among area youth.


Reunion ’01!

Elizabeth Deckenbach Felder
42 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833-1521

Our 20th reunion is almost here, May 31 to June 3.

Laurie DeNigris has joined the firm of Eisenberg, Anderson, Michalik & Lynch in New Britain, CT. She will be a partner specializing in matrimonial law.

Nelson Ritschel, who holds a Ph.D. in theater history from Brown University, has had his book, Productions of the Irish Theatre Movement, 1899-1916, published by Greenwood Press. He is an instructor-lecturer in English at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.


Angela R Foss
371 Harvard Street, Unit 3-B
Cambridge, MA 02138

Amie Schwartz Drahos lives in Long Valley, NJ, with her husband and two girls, ages 7 and 4. She is a systems management consultant for IBM. She can be contacted at

Judy Katz Esbit and husband Scott celebrated the birth of a son, Brandon Elia, in July 2000. He joins brother Simon, 4. Judy and Scott own Chino Hills Health Foods, in its third year of operation. Judy reports that she loves being a mom.

I often speak to Denise LaSorte, who lives in Atlanta, and keep in touch with Liz Russell Hochberger and husband Fred, who now live in Australia.


Jennifer Orvis Jordan
2713 Trinidad Circle
Melbourne, FL 32934


Catherine Heller Terry
508 S Garth Avenue
Columbia, MO 65203-3426

Sallie Greisman Bunting is founder and CEO of a new Internet-based travel firm; the company’s Web site is


Anne Gunnarson Hampton
6994 Meadowpoint Terrace
New Market, MD 21774-0636

Laura Kagan Marks and Linda Hubert Pressman ’86 are organizing the fifth “Patrick’s Pals” basketball tournament to be held on June 2, to raise funds for research on Fragile X syndrome. For further information or to participate, contact Laura at 617-244-0011 or

Teri West was married on August 12, 2000, to Lee Silverman in Bennington, VT. Elaine Godfrey Richter ’83 was Teri’s honor attendant. Others in attendance included Rick Richter ’83, Dana Nuzzo ’83, Carolyn Krinsley-McCully ’83, and Pamela Schoenberg ’84. Teri lives in Brooklyn and is a program officer in middle-school reform at the Academy for Educational Development in NYC.


Reunion ’01!

Anne Chorske Stuzin
206 Ridgewood Road
Baltimore, MD 21210-2539

Preparations for our 15th reunion, May 31 to June 3, are in high gear.

Angela Sparks is vice president of government affairs at Energy East Management Corporation, where she has worked since 1991. Based in Albany, NY, Energy East provides electricity and natural gas to upstate New York and New England.

Linda Hubert Pressman and Laura Kagan Marks ’85 are organizing the fifth “Patrick’s Pals” basketball tournament to be held on June 2, to raise funds for research on Fragile X syndrome. For further information or to participate, contact Linda at 203-227-6246 or


Jennifer Weisberg Millner
45 W Long Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2709

Chicago pastry chef En-Ming Hsu captained her three-person team to win the 2001 World Pastry Cup Competition in January in Lyon, France. The U.S. team had nine hours to create a chocolate cake, an ice-cream cake, and a dessert using a product indigenous to the United States. For the latter, the team prepared poached Washington State Braeburn apples with apple gélée, Marscapone cream, and apple Sabayon. Congratulations, En-Ming!


Beth Skudder
325 W Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

I have moved to Mount Kisco, NY, much closer to my work as director of admissions at the Rippowam Cisqua School. My involvement in community outreach and service is one of the most rewarding aspects of the position, but I do miss teaching. Jill Ziter and I spent a great weekend together earlier this spring.

Dylan Michel was born in NYC to Barry Meyerson and his wife, Julia, in October 2000. He’ll have dual French and American citizenship. Barry divides his time between his law firm and a private investigation agency. The law firm specializes in criminal defense, corporate law, and model-actress management; the investigation agency focuses on corporate fraud, background investigations, risk management, and undercover operations.

Andrea Banbury and her husband, Alex Cox, announce the birth of their first baby, Emilia May, in March 2000.

Freling and Susan Lynch Smith announce the birth of Freling II in July 2000.

Tanya Ariowitsch is in Boulder, CO, having completed a second bachelor’s degree in land use with an emphasis on the environment and resources. She does GIS (geographical information systems) work for the Nature Conservancy, making “really cool maps!”

TJ and Danielle Williams Juchnewich had their second baby, Justin, in June 2000. He joins his big sister Juliet, 3. Danielle is in close touch with Renee Bytner Gregory and Cynthia Vimond Brandt, who are “dying” to reach Wendy Falcone and Carolina Barcos ’89.

Kathleen Reilly Geraghty, husband Daniel, and three sons moved to a beautiful home in Sewell, NJ. Kathleen is finishing up a master’s in special education at Rowan University and is substitute teaching in the Washington Township public schools.

William and Dawn Lord Dunn have been married since 1996. They have a 2-year-old boy.

Michele Turner is teaching English at Northampton High School in Northampton, MA, and working on her M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts. She heard Mike Dumont’s band, Tag Sale, play at the Iron Horse in Northampton over the winter.

Cheryl Rickel Franko had another boy, Trevor, in March 2000. He joins Connor, who is 4.

Rick diLorenzo works as a producer for News Radio 640 WGST, the Atlanta Falcons, and Georgia Tech Radio Networks.

Brooke and Karen Zimble Stevens finally moved to the country. They bought a farmhouse in Kent, CT. Karen is still freelancing in textile design, and her husband’s second novel, Tattoo Girl, will be published this spring.

Mark Golden received his M.B.A. from Bentley College. He is now pursuing a degree in personal financial planning at Bentley. Mark also earned a third-degree black belt in karate. He enjoys spending time with his 3-year-old daughter Mariana.

Cara Goldberg-Christensen and husband Rodney welcomed baby Mary Caroline in November 2000. She joins siblings Jacob and Alexandra. Cara is taking time off from teaching to raise the kids and work on her doctorate in education.

Leland Jannen and husband Jared Smith live on their small beef and maple syrup farm in Halifax, VT, with their 2-year-old daughter. Leland works as a child-care consultant.

Susan Greason Hamrock and her husband live and work in the Washington, DC, area. They have a 1-year-old son Kyle. Susan is in her 12th year of teaching elementary physical education.

Jennifer Muzzy Staats was appointed education coordinator at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, VT.

Bonnie Glass Hausman is doing the mommy circuit in NYC with her 1-year-old Zachary. She ran into Hillary Addington, with her son, Nicholas, at a baby gym class.

Carol Klempner Thorburn, husband John, and son John Carl were joined by twins Jennifer and Lauren in February 2000.

After her maternity leave, Miriam Davis-Doern returned to school social work in Saratoga, providing therapy for severely emotionally disabled high school students in a special BOCES school. She is working on projects to help her students enjoy giving and doing things for others, and made holiday care packages for people at Wesley nursing home. Miriam is married to Jim Doern ’87. Lily, 4, is in day care at Skidmore’s Greenberg Child Care Center, as is Ben, 1.

Christine Ehlers is a physical therapist. She has moved to a small horse farm in Boyce, VA, and plans to expand her practice to include horses.

Kristin Grant Erickson and husband Jon were blessed with a baby girl, Karylena Thea, in January. Last August the family moved to London, where Jon is chief technology officer for COLT Telecom Group’s Internet division. The couple sold their house in Scituate, MA, but will retain a cabin in Augusta, ME, as their U.S. residence. Grant, 4, is enrolled in a British school and picking up the accent already.

Andrew Snyder HaLevi is a high school English teacher in Charleston, SC. Daughter Noa is now 2. Two of Andrew’s senior students have applied to Skidmore. Andrew bumped into Andrew Stavisky recently in NYC.


Cynthia Urick Stickles
282 Brookline Street
Hawthorne, NY 10532-1843

Maria delCarmen Rios and husband Timothy James welcomed a son, Christopher Aidan, in September 2000. Christopher joins sister Brittany.

Kimberly Burnet Hall is vice president of Cybuy, a firm that provides high-volume commerce technology for impulse sales businesses on the Internet. She is a graduate of the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.


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