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121 The Crescent
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Mark your calendars for
our 20th reunion, June 14, 2000. Your ideas, comments, and/or suggestions
are always welcome. Contribute to making the weekend everything you would want
it to be!
completed a masters of science in speech and language pathology at Columbia
University Teachers College and now works at Step-By-Step Infant Development Center
with children up to three years old.
See the story
about Mary Passaretti in this issue.
Jane Doherty Cassidy
looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion.
Jim and Linda Perani
Waterbury moved to Atlanta, GA, last September with daughters Lindsay, seventh
grade, and Emily, first grade, and three pets. Jim is a senior merger and acquisitions
lawyer with 9E Power Systems. On Sundays, Jim and Linda co-teach the sixth grade
at Christ the King Church.
left Wall Street for New Jersey. He is a retail account executive with Ryan Bech
and Co. in Livingston. He enjoys the 10-mile commute from N. Caldwell.
Certified financial planner
Jeffrey Vahanian was a guest panelist at the 1999 Royal Alliance National
Sales Conference in Keystone, CO, this summer. He discussed his offices
experience as a beta site for Royal Alliances new Vision 2020 Internet-based
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Karen Abrams Graham
Deborah Altfeld Focarile
Jane Barrett Farley
Katharine Berry Monahan
Debra Birnberg Goldberg
Mary Bulakowski Calkins
Holly Chen Mandelkehr
Abdul Ghafur Faiz
Anita Fina Kiewra
Marianne Giovannone Krouk
Nancy Gowen Clough
Cheryl Hendrickson Swanson
John Christopher Jeffers
Vanessa Jenkins Filene
Sherry Larson Smith
Alice OBrien Reade
Robyn Rebeor Chalmers
Lane Riker Ceylan
Ann Schaffer Shirreffs
Linda Simonds Morris
Heather Thompson Hardt
Amanda Lee Walker
Frances Mee Yuen
Cynthia Zdep Ulrich
Elizabeth Deckenbach Felder
42 Epping Rd.
Exeter, NH 03833
In October, Jill Hughes
received a regional arts award from the Albany-Schenectady League of Arts and
performed at their 53rd anniversary celebration at the Schenectady Museum and
is a resident at Bassett and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, NY.
is director of ballet at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville,
FL, and soloist with the Jacksonville Ballet Theatre. Last year, she was artistic
director and choreographer for the First Coast Nutcracker Ballet, an annual collaboration
between the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the city of Jacksonville.
Lorraine Tafra joined
the surgical staff of Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, as first director
of the hospitals breast center at the Carl A. Brunetto Medical Park. Lorraine
specializes in breast surgery and sentinal node biopsy, a procedure developed
to determine whether breast cancer has spread to the lymphatic system.
371 Harvard Street, #3B
Cambridge, MA 02138
In September, Lesa Stramondo
Muccini and I attended the inauguration of Skidmores sixth president.
As always, the Skidmore campus looked terrific, and Saratoga remains a great place
to spend a weekend.
On Saturday morning of
the inauguration weekend, Richard Harwood participated in a symposium that
discussed the urgent and complex issues facing todays liberal arts colleges.
Rich is founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innova-tion,
a nonprofit whose mission is to be a catalyst for charting a new course for Americas
public life and politics. He is also president of the Harwood Group, a public-issues
research and innovations firm that works with public and private organizations
to explore public challenges and how to face them effectively.
Michelle Conde was
also at the inauguration. She is a sixth-grade math and science teacher at Farnsworth
Middle School in Guilderland, NY. She lives in Cohoes with her two children, TJ
Glen Bronstein and
wife Eva had a second daughter, Sophie Milena, in November 1998. Glen is vice
president and general counsel for Fischbach Corporation in NYC. Last summer, he
attended the sixth birthday party of Jeff and Davida Schwartz Perrys
son, Alex. According to Glen, "Davida is an accomplished attorney specializing
in employment law in NYC and has a beautiful daughter, Rachel."
John and Liz Carter
Clifford and daughter Emily, 3, moved to New Hampshire when John returned
to the firm he had clerked at during law school days.
Sue Decker Thomas
is director of planned giving for the Binghamton University Foundation. Husband
Bill is a partner in a small law firm in Binghamton.
Vicary Graham is
senior vice president of Mellon Financial Corporation. Formerly national sales
manager of the Boston Companys jumbo mortgage group, a Mellon subsidiary,
she will also serve on Mellons retail financial services senior management
Julia Linz Van Hall
lives in Saratoga Springs with husband Charles and children Ryen, 12, Isabel,
9, and Lilli, 4. Julia has finished her house restoration career (four homes)
and is now following her energy at the Waldorf School in Saratoga.
Carey Nelson Handley
is vice president of the American Business Womens Associations Katy
Charter Chapter, which is devoted to networking and the education of its members
and the community. They provide scholarships for area students. "Its
a great group," says Carey, "and Im very proud to be a part of
it. Those interested in locating a group in their community can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact ABWA at email@example.com. The address
is PO Box 8728, Kansas City, MO 64114; phone (816) 361-6621. And, tell em
Carey sent ya!"
Susan Petrlik Hutchinson
and John live in Wellesley, MA. John is an investment advisor for A.G. Edwards
in the Newton, MA, office. Now that she is at home and the children are in school
(Sam third grade and Emily kindergarten), Susan has found time to take dance classes
at the Boston Ballets adult education program in West Newton.
Fritz Wahl married
Carlene Marocco on July 10, 1999. Fritz works at Gleacher and Company, a Wall
Street investment banking firm in NYC, and Carlene works at Information Management
Network, a financial services conference firm.
Alyson Waldman Kotkowski
is senior manager at KPMG in their financial services and electronic commerce
area. When I bugged her for news, she shared that she stays in touch with Carrie
Price Seligman and trades e-mails regularly with Eileen ONeil Litts.
After working in the family business for 11 years, Carrie attended Boston University
law school, earning a masters of law in taxation in June 1998. She then
took a position as advanced planning consultant at Northwestern Mutual Lifes
Boston office. Carrie and husband Mark, married 16 years, have a son, Spencer,
4. Mark is the telecommunications financial group manager at CVSs corporate
headquarters in Rhode Island. Carrie also stays in touch with Dotty Tischler
Whitebread and Lynn Hornung.
Jennifer Orvis Jordan
3220 Nan Pablo Drive
Melbourne, FL 32934
Peter and Daphne Donahue
Hoffman announce the birth of Peter on June 29, 1999. He joins siblings Ali,
6, Will, 5, and Emily, 3. "Our family is complete!" says. Daphne.
Anne Hewes Wells
is an environmental scientist with the consulting firm Harding Lawson Associates
in their Portland, ME, office. She works with Steve Walbridge 78,
a fellow geology major. Anne received a masters in environmental science
in 1996 from New Mexico Highlands University and is pursuing a doctorate in environmental
studies from Antioch University in Keene, NH. Her interest is in transboundary
pollutant disputes and environmental mediation. The bulk of her research has included
acid deposition and the Clean Air Act. She has previously been involved with research
at Dartmouth Colleges environmental studies program; Palfo Climate studies
at Duke University marine laboratory; and she is a returned Peace Corps volunteer,
having worked for the geological survey of Swaziland in Africa. Anne resides along
the coast of Maine with a beautiful dog named Roxy.
When not at home with fourth
child Emily, Wendy Jacobs Lipstein substitutes at a nearby preschool in
Ridgefield, CT. Son Alex is in fourth grade, Amanda is in third, and youngest
son Joey is in kindergarten.
Robert and Elizabeth
Kemp Rose announce the birth of Robert Kemp on March 28, 1999. Liz and Robert
had a great time visiting Joan Dougherty and Sue Fiering Nissen
84 while they were back East in June. Liz claims Robert was very patient
as they reminisced over countless Skidmore stories.
Lindsey Kemper Burgess
lives in Geneva, IL, with husband Tom, son Bradley, 3, and daughter Lauren, almost
1. Lindsey enjoys staying at home with the children, "with every moment filled
with adventure," she says.
Jeanne and Michael Klimowicz
announce the birth of Kyle Gerard on June 4, 1999.
Old friends Rick Malmstrom
and Anne Babington Randolph 84 got together in Chicago and had a
chance to catch up on old times as they ran the Chicago Marathon. Anne beat Rick,
who wants a rematch.
John Manning and
wife Angela celebrated daughter Maddies first birthday with Allie, 6, and
Jack, 4, and the entire family was looking forward to their Vermont summer vacation
and excursion to the Saratoga racetrack last August. John went on an Irish golf
vacation with seven friends and highly recommends it to serious golfers out there
looking for a new challenge.
Melissa Moffett Ferrara
is unit coordinator at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga. She is a single
parent to son Daniel, 12. Niece Mika Gans 02 makes three generations
of her family at Skidmore.
Andrew and Penny Patterson
Smith announce the birth of Griffin Townes on Sept. 15, 1999.
is deputy head and senior vice president of Dresdner Kleinwort Bensons global
equities sales trading in NYC.
Ann Sherwood lives
in Stamford and claims that life is good. She is an active trails chairperson
of the Connecticut chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. She oversees a committee
of 70 hardworking individuals who manage the Connecticut section of the Appalachian
Trail. Ann was recently elected to the Appalachian Trail Conference board of managers.
She saw Sue Jacobs 82, husband George, and their two children
Ashley, 6, and Matthew, 4 in July. Ann and her partner celebrated their
second anniversary in November. She would like to get in touch with Daria McLean.
Tracy Stanier McCarty
is account supervisor at Ira Thomas Associates Inc., where she manages advertising
Alison Vincent Bassett
lives in Seattle, where she is a freelance content writer for an Internet shopping
Catey Heller Terry
806 Again St.
Columbia, MO 65203
John and Anne Babington
Randolph moved with their four daughters from the cold winters of Wisconsin
to the hot summers of Texas. She invites classmates visiting the Austin area to
Suzanna Benson Rumon,
in Atherton, CA, is back in school after years and years and years
of doing recycling and household hazardous waste management. "I made a big
switch and am looking forward to a degree in interior design in the next year
or two," she says. Suzanne and husband Kevin have lived in Atherton for six
years; they moved there when he attended the Stanford Business School. "We
love California and have made some great friends in the Stanford community. If
any of the Tacky Women make it out this far west, please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Jill Bowen found
a cigarette butt in a jar of Gerber Tender Harvest baby food while feeding Jack.
"Yuck! I called the FDA and the story was reported in the local paper and
TV news. I want to be sure Gerber has better quality control our children
are so precious!" On another note, Jill is thinking about planning a mini-reunion
this spring at Hammonassett State Park in Madison, CT. She found a bunch of people
at last years reunion who were interested in doing something before another
five years slide by. "Id love to hear from anyone interested in going
or helping to plan. This will be open to multi-classes. There are lots of places
to stay along the Connecticut shoreline for those who arent close enough
for a day trip. Hammonassett has hiking trails, camping facilities, and beautiful
beaches. My e-mail address is email@example.com or you can call me at 203-245-3773."
Rhonda Burman Perkins
and Craig announce the birth of Zachary, on April 11, 1999. "We are having
a ball now that we are past the sleep deprivation stage. He is such a sweet, happy
boy!" says Rhonda.
Michael and Nancy Cohen
Kotz announce the birth of Hannah Elizabeth on Sept. 17, 1999.
moved to a new home in Morgan Hill, CA. She performs locally with flamenco companies.
Last summer, Mark Gionfriddo
appeared as Joe Bob in the Albany, NY, Capital Repertory Theatre production of
Always . . . Patsy Cline. He also wrote a choral arrangement of Autumn in New
York, which premiered in October at Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, by the Mount
Holyoke College Glee Club. In addition to his regular duties at Mount Holyoke,
he is also director of the newly-formed MHC Jazz Ensemble and is musical director
for the theater departments spring production of Cabaret.
Carol Goetz McCarthy
moved to Chatham, NJ, from London with husband Gerald and their three children
Andy, 9, Jack, 7, and Kate, 4. They enjoyed being overseas for three years
but are happy to be home.
lives in southern New Jersey, where she and Tom have a boat that they live on
weekends in Somers Point, NJ. Its name is Sales and Nails. "I have been a
pharmaceutical sales rep for 12 years and Tom is a carpenter. Hence the name.
We are avid supporters of the arts and have bought a seat at the new Wilma Theater
in Philadelphia. Its fun to see a theater production sitting in your seat
and to know that you have helped make the construction of this building possible."
Anne Hess Mahan
recently accepted a position as an elementary teacher. She and husband Ted live
in Newton, MA, with their children Bridget, 7, Corey, 5 and, Maura, 3.
John and Laura Martin
McConkey announce the birth of Colin on June 26, 1999. He joins sister Madeline,
is vice president of sales and customer service at Mohawk Paper Mills in Cohoes,
landed a $752,000 technology grant for the high school she teaches at in San Diego.
The grant will allow the school to be wired for the Internet and to receive several
new computers. Last year, students voted Caley the most popular teacher.
is a partner in the largest urology group in the borough of Queens. Wife Cynthia
left her job as design director for Adrienne Vittadini and now works on her own
line in their Chelsea loft. Son Luca, 2, was joined recently by sister Ana.
Susan Staempfli Nguyen
and husband Vinh moved to Mexico City courtesy of his employer, World Bank. While
temporarily "retired" from paid work, Susan has been keeping her days
more than busy as a first-year active member with the Junior League in Mexico
City, which is helping to improve her Spanish at a rapid rate. She is also vice
president of a 600-person club for English-speaking ex-pats. "I think I work
harder now than I did in Washington, DC," says Susan. "We do a lot of
traveling and have a lot of visitors, and the earthquakes have kept life interesting!
Vinh and I had a great time at the 15th reunion last June, and our door is always
open to Skiddies passing through!"
Ellen Steingesser Malasky
joined the W. Palm Beach office of Foley & Lardner in May and practices labor
and employment law. Husband Bruce 85 is a real estate developer.
Ellen was in New York over the summer with sons Teddy and Hunter and saw Mike
Burke and his son, Mike Jr. They had a great time at Peter Pan. Ellen
is also an employment-law instructor with National Business Institute.
Pamela and artist John
Swing have two sons Alva, 5, who is "brilliant and devilish,"
and Eli, 3, who is "cherubic and a climbaholic," says Johnny.
Bill Tatro lives
in Rhode Island, where he and wife Deborah are busy in the hi-tech world
shes a computer-applications trainer for a local firm, and Bill is the New
England channel manger for IBM. "No kids," says Bill, "but we did
get a dog last year."
Richard and Virginia
Vincent Sperry will celebrate their 15th anniversary this year. Virginia owns
and operates Winter Moon Designs Gallery, a contemporary art and craft gallery
in historic Ellicott City, MD.
acquired a licensing agency in NYC, which is very exciting. "One negative,"
he says, "is commuting into Manhattan from Long Island, but I get a chance
to hang out with Michael Tucker in the evening and in the morning, when
he doesnt oversleep!
Susan White Cooper
missed Reunion in June because she and husband Ken were still adjusting to life
with baby Hannah Mackenzie, born in April. "We loved seeing Martha Clawson
Bjorklund and her family when they visited Laguna Beach in August. I started
a new job in August, teaching full time in the human development department at
Saddleback College in Mission Viejo."
lives in Denver, CO, where she is administrative director for a nonprofit organization
called Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Last November, she had the chance to check
out the Inca trails in Peru on the way to Machu Picchu and also in the mountains
of Bolivia. Claudia was unable to return for Reunion as June 5 was National Trails
Day, and she is the Colorado coordinator for that event.
Dede Wood Black
says, "Other than a 7.0 earthquake waking us up last night, not much happening
in sunny California." The family, with three kids ages 2 months through 5,
went to Sydney for Christmas and the Millennium.
Jim and I announce the
birth of Ellen Esme on Jan. 23, 1999. She joins Pen, 4, and we just love being
a family of four. Fie on everyone who said how hard two would be. We found that
one was the real adjustment, and two is just like falling off a really big log.
Anne Gunnarson Hampton
6994 Meadowpoint Terr.
New Market, MD 21774
Sherri Eagle married
Harry White on June 27, 1998. Sherri was director of corporate services for a
psychotherapy referral service.
After nearly three years
in Washington, DC, Jonathan Edwards returned to Boston, where he is now
director of development for Advantage Schools Inc., a for-profit charter school
management company with 17 schools nationwide.
solo law practice in Richmond, VA, specializes in criminal defense.
Deborah Herzog Humphries
recently moved to Stockholm.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
James John Beckett
Chris Anthony Booker
Arlette Concha Heuer
Cynthia Cutting Robinson
Marjorie Titus Decamp
Elisabeth Edwards Bull
William Anthony Evans
Laura-Gayle Farrand Cachera
Susan Lyons Waldman
Maurice Lester Patterson
Lorie Piro Mitchell
Amy Rauchfuss Tucker
Elisa Rescigno Trauzzi
Sui Lam Sung
Anne Chorske Stuzin
206 Ridgewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210
In July, I traveled to
Weston, CT, with my girls to visit my old Van Dam roommate Diane Bigotte Kendall.
She organized a little reunion of sorts at her home, inviting Pam Abell Schiller
and daughter Cameron, Lisa Buxbaum Berliner, husband Mitchell, and baby
son Ben, and Sabrina Ackerman Bluestone with three of her four children.
We all enjoyed a great cookout and lots of laughs, especially when we got Aimee
Ventura on speaker phone from Texas, where she was attending a meeting. Cindy
Johnson Rodgers was also missed. I had to pinch myself as a reminder that
there we all were, 16-plus years later, with all the children running around.
My, how time flies.
Walking up Caroline Street
in Saratoga in August, I ran into Marc Travis, furiously scrubbing the
windows at Desperate Annies in preparation for the start of racing season
at the track. On to a new antique store in town, where I ran into Tammy Lupton
Valentine and her two little girls.
I saw Chip Williams
and wife Lisa in October at a baby shower in their honor, given by her mother
and stepfather here in Baltimore. Roland Mackenzie and I listened to Chip
tell fun tales of Larry Meltzer and Ron Levenes recent weddings.
At the time of the shower, Lisa and Chip were about a month away from their due
date little did they know that Katherine Campbell would arrive ahead of
time on Oct. 19. Besides the adjustment to fatherhood, Chip has begun a new job
in Boston, working for a software company as manager of North American sales support.
He anticipates a good deal of travel, but says it will be nowhere near the distances
his previous job at State Street Corporation took him.
In October, I visited Jane
Zoidis Quinn and family on the way back to Baltimore from a weekend in NYC.
She seems to be handling her three children quite well no surprise there.
Her latest, Thomas Jeremiah, was born on Aug. 18, joining Dylan, 4, and Anna,
Also in October, Ken and
I attended a wedding in San Francisco with Herb Eidt and wife Denise. A
mutual friend of ours (someone I introduced Herb to when he went to live in Tokyo
several years ago) was married. Herb and Denise brought along James, 9 months
at the time, who was a complete angel throughout all the festivities. He was a
great dance partner, too, when I helped get him to sleep while his parents showed
off their considerable talents on the dance floor. I give Herb tons of credithe
has been living in Korea for several months now, away from his wife and three
children, fulfilling Army medical duties. He is a primary care doctor for the
troops and staff officer for a field artillery unit stationed on the DMZ at Camp
Hovey. He keeps an incredibly optimistic attitude and sense of humor about the
situation, commenting that "life on the field has given me new appreciation
for indoor plumbing and frequent showers." Herbs address is: HHB/2-17FA,Unit
15418, APO, AP 96224 and his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
(and judging by all the e-mails we exchange, hed love to hear from classmates).
Herb invites classmates who find themselves in Korea to contact him.
Sam Bayne is in
Sydney, Australia, where he works for Heffernan Interactive, a sports marketing
firm. He is in charge of all of Kodaks presence marketing at the upcoming
Olympic Games. He and wife Katie have a son, Sam, 1.
Terry and Jeff Friedman
live in Montvale, NJ, with sons Zachary, 6, and Noah, 1.
married Stephen Cady on Sept. 5, 1999. Marcy is project director for the Lila
Wallace-Readers Digest Fund in New York and consults on cultural programs
for the Ford Foundation in New York. Stephen is pursuing an M.D. degree at Thomas
Paula Kurata earned
an M.B.A. in international marketing from Loyola Marymount University. As part
of her dissertation on the operation of ecolodges, she traveled with classmates
to areas of the South Pacific such as Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti.
Alden Ludlow is
the director of communications for the Lake George Opera Festival, which uses
the Little Theater at SPAC for its summer performances.
Carolyn Nunley married
Scott Cairns on Sept. 25, 1999 at Hook Mountain State Park in Nyack, NY. After
a trip to Sweden, the couple returned home to Nyack.
Caroline Ralph Kenlon
works part time for Coach Leatherware while raising son Kade, 5, and daughters
Kelly, 3, and Caroline Rose, 2. She says hello to Jen Roche, Paula Kurata,
Beth Demas Anderson, and Katie Trotta Kane.
Leslie Redick eloped
to Tahiti with John Mendlein in September 1998. They now live in southern California,
where Leslie is earning a masters degree in landscape architecture.
Aaron Taylor and
wife Taylor announce the birth of George Kemp on Aug. 16, 1999. Aaron commutes
from their 18th-century farmhouse in Pound Ridge, NY, to NYC for his job as director
of advertising and program marketing for ESPN. His earlier careers were coordinating
national political appearances for Al Gores 88 presidential campaign
and working in the ad agency world at Young and Rubicam in both Chicago and NYC.
Aaron talks to Michael Shaps, who is a winemaker for Jefferson Vineyards
in Charlottesville, VA, apparently winning lots of awards. Aarons sister,
classmate Betsey Taylor Zackeo, and her husband Nick live in Simsbury,
CT. She teaches high-school science and math in nearby Bolton.
So, what have the rest
of you been up to?
Jennifer Weisberg Millner
45 W. Long Dr.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Last summer, David Banister
purchased a home in Newport, RI. He is still an account executive with Amica Life
Insurance, enjoying his work with clients on financial and estate planning strategies.
He started an e-mail newsletter called Stock Market Random Musings. Subscribe
for free at www.onelist.com/subscribe/smrm.
In his spare time, David volunteers for Rhode Island Special Olympics, the Rhode
Island Underwriters Association, Big Brothers, and Skidmore admissions efforts.
Abby and David Goldstein
announce the birth of George Fisher on Aug. 27, 1999.
Jim and Heather Nimmons
Taft announce the birth of daughter Farin Jonna on April 22, 1999. She joins
brother Copeland, 5, and sister Alyssa, 2.
John and Kristiina Roberts
Almy announce the birth of Chase Roberts on Sept. 30, 1999.
Gary Rosenberg lives
in New York City with wife Jill and daughter Rachel. Gary is vice president and
associate publisher at Great Golf Resorts of the World Inc. Gary would like to
extend his congratulations to Skidmore lacrosse player Jonas Jeswald 01
on finally breaking his record for goals in a season. He does point out, however,
that he still holds the record on total points. Gary can be contacted by e-mail
Amy Shore teaches
multicultural and advanced placement British literature at the Ranney School in
Tinton Falls, NJ. She and husband Dave Jean live in Holmdel with daughter Miranda,
7. In addition to teaching, Amy is a Brownie leader, has been dabbling with freelance
writing, and coordinates two online book groups. She would love to hear from classmates
Alicia Van Derveer Ashenfarb
has been running her own advertising business since leaving Skidmore. She has
a son, 4, and daughter, 2.
40 Jones Park Dr.
Riverside, CT 06878
Ruth Abbott Greenberg
earned a masters degree in counselor education in May 1999. She is a child
and family therapist at the New Milford, CT, Youth Agency. She became nationally
certified in April 1999 and licensed as a professional counselor in July 1999.
Andrea Banbury lives
in Berkeley with husband Alex, a structural engineer. Andrea is in her sixth year
as a prenatal coordinator at Planned Parenthood.
James and Laura Brodie
Ellor announce the birth of Dylan Michael on July 19, 1999. He joins brother
Tyler, 5, and sister Mackenzie, 2.
Rick diLorenzo lives
in Atlanta, where he is producer of the Ian Punnett Show on WGST radio.
He is also a producer and engineer for the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech radio
Bruce Fischer married
Bori Kadar on Aug. 1, 1999, in Hungary. After a honeymoon in Hungary, the couple
returned home to Boca Raton, FL, where Bruce is a chiropractic physician.
Bonnie Glass Hausmans
first childrens book, A to Z, Do You Ever Feel Like Me? is available
worldwide and has been chosen as an alternate selection by the Childrens
Book of the Month Club.
In November 1999, Henry
Greenewalt, who lives in Wye Mills, MD, had a show of his paintings at 55
Mercer Street Gallery in NYC.
Douglas Greiff moved
from NYC to LA, where he is vice president of program development for Nickelodeon.
On Aug. 29, 1999, he married Beatriz Acevedo, another producer, in Rosarito Beach,
Joel Gross and wife
Beth celebrated the birth of son Thomas Tyler, who joins Katherine, 3. Joel left
Arthur Andersen for Raytheon Company, a Fortune 70 defense and aerospace concern,
at the corporate headquarters in Lexington, MA. He is an international tax attorney.
Joel attends Boston University School of Law graduate tax program part time. The
family lives in Wellesley, MA.
Now living in Seattle,
Deb Homsi married Bryan Gilpin on Sept. 12, 1999, on Cape Cod. Guest Andrea
Banbury enjoyed seeing Kathy Carcia and Rich Gruenberger.
Jeff Jakob and wife
Amy bought a house in Mamaroneck, NY. He still plays hoops with Geoff Berger,
Kevin Fullerton, and Mike Neiberg in NYC.
Leland Jannen and
husband Jared Smith announce the birth of daughter Rhea in March 1999. They have
a small beef, horse, and maple syrup farm in southern Vermont. Leland also directs
a child-care center.
In October 1999, after
months of building and remodeling, Gary Kalajian opened a gourmet chocolate
retail and factory store in Watertown, MA. Daughter Jamie, 1, loves joining him
at work almost every day. He had his first public speaking engagement where he
spoke about starting a business. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Meaghan Anne was born to
Wendy Kenerson Priestly and husband Andrew on July 15, 1999.
Michelle Leary Griffin
is in her ninth year at South Glens Falls central school district, her second
year teaching physical education at the middle school, and her ninth season coaching
varsity field hockey. Last summer, she coached the Adirondack Scholastic Field
Hockey team for the Empire State Games and won the Silver Medal. She took this
same team to the National Field Hockey Festival in Florida over Thanksgiving.
Steve Kaplan 87 and Michelles sister, Suzanne, have two girls
Abigail, 2, and Lily, born in August 1999.
Doug and Amira
LeBlanc Bixby 89 announce the birth of daughter Schuyler Knowles on
July 23, 1999.
Amy and Fred Mauser
announce the birth of Caroline Maya on Oct. 17, 1999. She joins Rebecca, 2, who
is thrilled to be a big sister.
Penny McGee Savitz
and husband Andrew welcomed son Noah McGee to the world on Aug. 7, 1999.
Lisa Mischo Morello
has been a fifth-grade special-education teacher on Long Island for five years.
She has a son Jason, 2.
Bob Mortell has
been doing a great deal of traveling in the past year. He and wife Malinda spent
last summer vacation driving across the country again, seeing Chicago, Portland,
OR, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon National Monument, a John Deere tractor factory,
and a kazoo factory. At work, Bob has been traveling to Atlanta, San Antonio,
Toronto, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, and Vienna.
Cheryl Rickel Franko
saw Doug Bixby in Chicago in September when he was passing through on business.
Doug met Cheryls husband, Garry, and son, Connor, 3. They had a great time
Jane and Gary Rowe
have a new baby girl, Laurel Therese, born Nov. 2, 1999. They moved into their
new house in Superior, CO, last April. Gary took a new job in early 1998 for Hoffman
LaRoche in Boulder. Jane is a representative with Merck Pharmaceuticals. They
both love Colorado and continue to enjoy outdoor activities.
Emily Sielman Leuthner
finished a masters degree in August 1999. Her work focused on using DNA
vaccination techniques to produce monoclonal antibodies. She opened her own veterinary
referral practice, specializing in equine internal medicine. Shes happily
married to a small-animal veterinarian, and they live in Madison, WI, with many
Mark and Lori Slansky
Samse and big sister Rachel welcomed Michael Joseph on July 2, 1999.
After three years in Santiago,
Chile, Andrew Stavisky, wife Sandra, and daughter Amanda, 2, are settled
in the Washington, DC, area. Andrew is corporate analyst for Peter Hart Research,
a public-opinion polling firm. He was sorry to miss the 10-year reunion, which
he heard was great from Stefanie Tier Friedman and Steven Thibodeau.
Jerry Sullivan says,
"Life is great!" He and Rachel Singer Sullivan 89 are homeowners
in Brooklyn, NY. Jerry is a project architect at Studios Architecture in NYC and
does freelance work, renovating and designing high end apartments. He has been
in touch with Adam Cooper, an attorney in Queens. Jerry reports that Mark
Watts is a political consultant in Northampton, MA.
Peggy Wall belongs
to the presidents club in sales and is a "diamond star" at Lord
Ritsuka Watanabe Mastroianni
is a teachers aid at an integrated preschool program in Amherst, MA. She
also teaches piano to the neighborhood children. Husband David is a guidance counselor
at JFK Middle School in Northampton. Daughter Sasha is in third grade, and Kailina
is in first grade. Ricci saw Alisa Schulman on the way home from a camping
trip this summer and got caught in the Woodstock 99 traffic. Kailina fit
right in with the crowd with her long skirt, tank top, hair up, flip flops, and
Danielle Williams Juchnewich
has a new job at PFS New Media, an advertising, communications, and production
company. She recently went to Cynthia Vimond Brandts house for Christina
Nicoles third birthday party. Danielle brought daughter Juliet, 2, and Rynee
Bytner Gregory brought daughter Lillian, 3.
Karen Zimble Stevens
and husband Brooke announce the birth of Fenner on Aug. 27, 1999. They are both
taking time off to spend in their home in Cornwall, CT, a nice change from Brooklyn.
Karen still works for CAD Company, designing and teaching textile design.
I have settled in to my
new position as director of admissions at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford,
NY. I also help coordinate the schools community service projects, through
which I enjoy getting to know families at the school. As part of this role, I
serve on the board of directors for the Community Center in Katonah. With the
school and the center, I work to develop age-appropriate community service projects
for the students, ages 3 to fourth grade. I also tutor with Literacy Volunteers
of America in Stamford, CT. In my new position, Ive met many other Skidmore
alumni, including Will Long 98, a teaching assistant at Cisqua.
I saw in the local paper
that Lucas Natali 00, a Skidmore senior and Rippowam Cisqua graduate,
will have his paintings featured in his first one-man show, and he was awarded
a grant from the dean of students at Skidmore. Cool small-world piece of news
its great for me to see graduates of this place doing so well at
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Greg Abes and wife
Caron announce the birth of Hannah Alexa on Jan. 16, 1999. Greg lives in the same
condo complex in Chicago as Bucky Polk.
Valerie Acquaviva Maio
and husband Peter spend their free time fixing up their new house in West Roxbury,
MA, just outside of Boston. Valerie started working with Boston Ballets
Citydance Program in September. The program gives Boston public-school third graders
an opportunity to study at the Boston Ballet.
Susan Anrig Lichten
and husband Robert purchased a new home in Westchester and on April 8, 1999, welcomed
Kaila Grace into their family. Sister Alexandra, 2, is very excited about her
new baby sister, and Susan enjoys being a stay-at-home mom.
After moving from Boston
to Minneapolis last year, Dan Aronson went back to work as a fixed-income
portfolio manager for TCF Financial. He enjoyed the time off and did a lot of
work to his 90-year-old house in Minneapolis. "Charm and character come with
a price," he says. Though he and wife Martha miss the East Cost, they get
back often to visit.
Deborah Asarch Landy
and husband David have a new addition to their family, Tessa Clare, born on Dec.
8, 1998. She joins big brother Jonah, who just loves her!
John Benisch was
upgraded to captain for the Delta Connection. On the side, he teaches students
to fly and hopes to become part of the management. He says that if anyone is thinking
about Atlanta, "its awesome!"
After a year in Jerusalem,
Matthew Bernstein is in NYC and reports the following news: Dan Zucchi
got married in November 1999; Bill and Rebecca Shimkin Halsey 90
enjoy life with their new daughter; David Bakyta and wife Rebecca just
had their second daughter; and Dudley Hughes and Hershel Berry are
still in San Francisco, where Dudley bought a house. Matt is amazed as to how
much has changed in one year away.
For his bachelor party
in Manhattan, Kurt Breitenstein was treated to a day of golf, dinner at
the Palm I, and a night on the town from his Class of 89 roommates Dan Aronson,
Dave Harmon, Jamie Rogers, Tim Lynch, and Jonathan Wolfman.
They all stayed the night at Daves house in Florida, NY, and enjoyed catching
up on old times.
married Jeffrey Bray on May 15, 1999. She recently started a new job as marketing
services director at Champion International in Stamford, CT. Kimberly and Jeffrey
moved into their new house this fall, a few blocks from the beach in Milford,
Cyndy Davidson Premru
and husband Greg announce the birth of son William Allen on Aug. 11, 1998. Cyndy
is a production manager for Six Red Marbles, an educational software developer
in Cambridge, MA, and Greg is an architectural photographer in Boston. The family
lives in Groton, MA.
Margie Engelman Grodsky
is a stay-at-home mom of two wonderful kids Samantha, 5, and Ben, 2. Margie
has her own pottery studio, MG Pottery, which keeps her busy as well.
Kristin Gable Currey
and husband Stephen moved back to Cape Cod, where Kristin grew up, to be closer
to family. On May 15, 1999, son Nathaniel Henry was born. Kristin says, "It
has been a joy to be home with him, and since my husband is a paramedic with a
local fire department, he is able to be home often."
Chris Grosso married
Kristin Carbone 91 on Oct. 22, 1999. Chris is portfolio manager for
Kennerman Associates. They live on N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
Nicole Hilsen MacFarland
is a supervising social worker at St. Peters Addiction Recovery Center in
Richard and Stacey
Wessel Jimenez announce the birth of daughter Rhiannon Mikaela on Oct. 20,
1998. She joins brothers Ricky and Michael. Rick teaches Spanish on a Marine base
in Japan, and Stacy is busy with three under three! They send regards to all.
Rachel Kary Glazer
and husband Randy announce the birth of daughter Harper Lee on Jan. 30,
1999. Rachel has been in contact with Randi Schutz Thureson, who has a daughter,
Erica, 2, with husband Alan.
Anne King and Scott
Zimmerman had a baby girl, Hailey Lauren, on May 17, 1999.
Doug 88 and
Amira LeBlanc Bixby announce the birth of daughter Schuyler Knowles on
July 23, 1999. She joins brother Riker, 2. Aunt Zita de Zagon has visited
them. Amira saw Alison Max, Scott and Wendy Lubin Schechter,
and Kim Burnet Hall at the beach last summer. All are doing well in their
respective careers. Meanwhile, Amira is enjoying her maternity leave.
In January 1999, Anne
Margiloff Wargo and husband Keith moved to New Jersey from California with
son A.J., born on Sept. 11, 1998. Anne works from home and loves it. She reports
that Gaelen Green is in Brooklyn and recently decided to freelance as a
technical writer. Shes thrilled with her decision to be her own boss.
Laura Match married
David Neuman on Aug. 28, 1999. Laura is associate director for medical education
at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. David is a resident orthopedic
surgeon at the State University Health Science Center in Brooklyn.
Donna McNally Woods
and husband Brian announce the birth of Brendan Matthew on June 6, 1999. He joins
sister Jacquelyn, 3. The whole family is well. Donna recently returned to work
after taking off three months to spend with Brendan.
had a severe brain hemorrhage in June 1999, spent most of the summer in the hospital,
and had brain surgery in September. She is happy to report that she is doing great
and will make a full recovery! Much love goes to her Skidmore friends who were
there around the clock: Alison Max, Scott and Wendy Schechter, Tommy and Kim Hall,
Zita de Zagon, Alix Posner-Lieberman, Tyler Schmetterer, and Kim
Rubinstein Schweber 90. "Skidmore friends are the best!" says
Jacoby, husband Seth, and daughter Brigitte announce the birth of Ronan Christopher
on Feb. 9, 1999. Mairead and family are back in Glastonbury, CT, where she is
an internal organizational development consultant four days a week, and Seth is
Katherine Patmont Millet
lives in Dallas, TX, with husband Christian. Katherine is assistant publications
editor at Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also acts in a church drama
group and trained for two marathons in 1999 Chicago and Dallas. They have
a yellow Labrador retriever named Wyeth, and Katherine enjoys organic gardening.
Eric Rath began
a tenure track as assistant professor of premodern Japanese history at the University
Elizabeth Ross married
Michael Tweed in Rye, NY, on July 10, 1999. Skiddies who attended included Loren
Pomerantz, Todd France, David Maxwell, Greg and Missy
Joffe Garber, Lisa Rae, and Anne Wargo. Liz and Michael went to Bora
Bora on their honeymoon and now live in Greenwich, CT. She is the Webmaster at
Axiom Direct Media, a mailing list management and brokerage company in Greenwich,
CT, and he is associate director for recruitment at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Loren
lives in NYC and works in public relations. Todd is a self-employed and very successful
professional photographer, whose work has been in some big magazines. David lives
in Boston and works for State Street Bank. Missy and Greg just moved from Buffalo,
NY, to outside of Philadelphia, PA, with daughter Madeline, 3. Greg does out-patient
counseling for oncology patients at Penn University Hospital, and Missy is thinking
of becoming an early-education teacher, after getting her Ph.D. in archeology
David Smith is executive
chef at the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee, CA. He has lived in Lake Tahoe for
the past 10 years.
Debbie Snider Mintzer
and husband Craig live outside Orlando, FL. They have two children, Sammy, 4 ,
and Brandon, 1. Debbie keeps in touch with Andy Mencher, Ethan Cline,
Dan Elkin, Debbie Landy, and Pascale Cavegn White 90 and saw
them all last year at Andys wedding in Washington, DC. Also at the wedding
were Pete Galvin and Glenn Spellman. Debbie recently saw Robin
Karofsky Malasky, who lives in south Florida, when she and husband Stephen
88 met Debbie and her family at Disney World. Although Debbie missed our
10th reunion, she hopes to see everyone at our 20th!
Jeffrey Warren graduated
from law school in December 1998 and passed the Ohio bar exam in February 1999.
He practices corporate law in Columbus.
Dan Zucchi married
Kristina Scarfi of Mahopac, NY, on Nov. 6, 1999. Dan is regional sales director
for Westchester County for Paetec Communications Inc., a local telephone and Internet
company to the business community throughout the nation. Kristina is a physical-education
teacher at New York Medical College. Dan sends his regards to the class.
I completed the inaugural
River Ride over the July 4th weekend, a five-day, 285-mile bicycle trip from Mount
Kisco, NY, to Albany and back. Over $50,000 was raised for the Juvenile Diabetes
Foundation by the 40 participating cyclists. The ride was a fantastic experience
and a great way to see the rural Hudson Valley up close and to promote tourism
in that area of New York State.