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Reunion ’00!

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

Ross Freedman is in Chicago, where he recently traded in his promotion copywriter’s shorts and T-shirt for the starched world of mutual-fund marketing management at John Nuveen and Co. He is looking forward to a trip East in early spring to see friends.

Sharon Goldschneider earned a master’s in library science from Rutgers University last May. While a student there, she was president of the student chapter of the American Library Association and was presented one of two class service awards. Sharon is now an adult-services librarian at the Monroe Township (NJ) public library.

Jonathan Greenwald married Katherine Lansbury ’91 on Oct. 30, 1999. Jonathan is a marketing director of Link Orthopaedics, an implant manufacturing company in Pine Brook, NJ.

Heidi Heusner married Andrew Holt ’91 on Oct. 2, 1999. They live and work in the Boston area.

Florida resident Scott Higuera is a buyer at Champs Sports. He saw Stu Finley ’91 at a preseason Patriots game in Tampa. Scott plans to attend Reunion.

Lisa Hollenberg married Robert Rowan on May 30, 1999. In attendance were Jon and Liz Gudwin Kolsky, Rodney and Nicole Hosler Twells, Laurie Maher, Ray and Augusta Miner Martin, Sam and Gail Paley Fox, and Bill ’91 and Krysia Syska Shull, Sloane Merl. Lisa is director of publicity at Planned Television Arts, a subsidiary of Ruder Finn Public Relations, in NYC. Robert is a commodity trader on the New York Merchantile Exchange.

Daniel Hollman graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in May 1999 and is now an associate with a Manhattan firm.

Sam and Heather Irvine Capuano live outside Saratoga Springs. Heather is close to completing a master’s in public administration from the Sage Colleges in Albany.

Deborah Jacobs is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Jersey. Her job has more to do with fundraising than litigating.

Amy Josephthal Fleischer lives in Norwich, VT, with husband Chip and son Daniel, 1. Amy is a psychotherapist in private practice and a lecturer with the department of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She is pursuing advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Boston.

After graduation, Paul Viguerie attended proprietary trading school and later traded for Tudor Investment Corp. In 1997, he registered as a CTA and started Viguerie Investments with $1 million. According to Futures-Cedar Falls, a publication of Futures Communications Co. Inc., by the end of 1998, those assets increased to $3.5 million and, as of October 1999, he was up to $14 million.

Andrea Wolfson graduated from the French Culinary Institute’s classic culinary arts program in Soho, NYC, and loved it. She married Scott Stone on Oct. 25, 1998, in Glen Cove on Long Island. "I was lucky enough to have a few Skiddies in attendance – Alexandra Tolan, Meghan Kennedy, and Stephanie Schwartz," says Andrea. Scott is an alumnus of Northwestern University and is now with News America Marketing. The couple lives in Stamford, CT.

Please call us at 518-580-5600 if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:

Kelly Bencze
Tammy Blake
Johnny Carl Bullington
Daniel Carson
Christopher Cesarani
Daniel Clarke
Christopher Coughlin
Christopher Cunningham
Melanie D’Orazio
Ellen De Boer
Jennifer Doerr
Margaret Draesel Anastas
Andrew Somer Flamm
Beverly Fox
Mara Frank
Bradford W Goven
Charles Howatt
Ian James
Kurt Johnston
Paul King
Kristen Kjeldsen
Margarita M Kodogiannis
John LaFrenz
Monique Marshall
J Eric Miller
Daniel Molina
Joseph Murphy
Andrew Newhall
Elisa Pepe
Christina Perez
Jon Rabinowitz
Imran Rambharan
Deborah Anne Rosenthal
Emma Ross
Kara Seren
Kristen Smith
Eric Soloff
Howard Stoliker
David Strimaitis
Jonathan Torizzo
Randi Rose Trupin
Melisa Wallack
Keith Waters
Valerie Westphal


Corina Lu
110 E. 13th St., #6B
New York, NY 10003

Robbie Anning married Dulany Cain on April 10, 1999, in Hobe Sound, FL. It was a lot of fun catching up with Brewster Jennings, Natasha MacNaughton, Lizzie Nichols, Gabby Kreisler, Christy Snow-Johnson Moynihan, David Hummel ’89 , Ellis Hummel ’90, and Rodney Twells ’90. A year ago, Natasha opened a clothing store called Annie’s in San Francisco. Whitney Romoser Savignano and Robbie are now cousins by marriage (she and Dulany are second cousins), and it was great to have her do a reading. Steve Angel was a groomsman. Hillary Schupf ’93 and Courtney Morris ’93 also added to the wedding weekend. Gabby is director of program and policy at one of the oldest NYC child-advocacy nonprofit organizations. Dulany and Robbie are enjoying married life in Cincinnati, and get to New York to see her sister and brother-in-law.

Debra Asher married Anthony Zitrin on Aug. 6, 1999.

Scott Bornstein highly recommends travel in Israel, where he and wife Rosalie spent two weeks and had an amazing time. Scott is a specialist on the floor of the Boston Stock Exchange for Fidelity Investments.

Kristin Carbone married Chris Grosso ’89 on Oct. 22, 1999. Kristin works in pharmaceutical sales at Bayer Corp.

Matt Dylan Clark is married and living in Boulder, CO, working on a Ph.D. dissertation in anthropology.

Chris Combs is an FBI agent and lives in Washington, DC.

Lauren Cony has been living in San Francisco since 1993. She went to the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco and got an M.M. in piano accompaniment. She now teaches about 30 piano students and does a lot of freelance work, plus recitals for her own enjoyment. She saw Miriam Newberger Hacker, who visited San Francisco for a few days with husband Josh.

Last April, Glenn and Missy DeFiore Warner moved to Leesburg, VA, and built a house, which they moved into in September.

In Dallas, Carla DiGiorgio says she acts like she is still in college but has a decent job to support all the fun. She is a knowledge-management consultant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, where she does research, competitive intelligence, and helps manage internal information and assets. She went to Rome last summer. Carla takes dance lessons – tango is her dance of the moment.

Stephen Doff married MaryLynn Hartmann on June 20, 1999. Scott Bornstein was best man. The Doffs honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They are both foreign language teachers in Howard County, MD – MaryLynn, the department chair, teaches French and Spanish at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, and Stephen teaches Spanish at Centennial High School in Ellicott City.

In Burlington, VT, Joshua Doxsee is a pilot for Business Express Airlines—Delta Connection. Before that, he flew in Alaska for six months. He loves Burlington and has seen many Skidmore people there, such as Christina Mitchell and Amy Thompson. Josh would like to reach Ken Ratcliffe.

After taking some time off from her doctorate program in clinical psychology, Julie Emmerman is finishing an internship at the University of Colorado’s Counseling and Psychological Services. A Boulder resident for over five years, she races mountain bikes at the pro level, is sponsored by Gary Fisher and Saab, and is involved with the International Mountain Bike Association and local trail and land access issues.

Sue Evangelista Moore vacationed in Hilton Head, SC, with Amanda Mildonian Scherger, Jennifer Kett Mildonian ’90, and husbands. Sue recently met new additions to the Skidmore family: Jacob, son of Jeff and Christine Lynch Berg; Mackenzie, daughter of Tom ’92 and Chris Polizzi Cochrane ’90; and Chelsea, daughter of Mark and Jen Henry Weaver. Sue ran into Cynthia Robinson Sandler while coaching field hockey.

Todd Faber lived in Miami for eight years, where he was prosecuting child abuse cases. When he got married last fall, he and wife Jen moved back to Boston, where she teaches elementary school and he is director of corporate development for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Todd keeps in touch with Mallory Fuller, who has two daughters and lives in Minnesota, and Deb Lazar Galant, who lives in NYC with her two sons. Through Mallory, he hears about Tripp Buckley, who recently graduated from medical school and is probably ready to perform surgery on anyone lacking the proper intelligence to say no to him.

Stephanie Fabian is an account manager, handling temporary staffing needs at Credit Suisse First Boston in NYC. She attended Kristin Carbone’s October wedding at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga and Marcela Peralta Hoehn’s wedding last year. She often sees Tim ’91 and Kara Thornwall Stansel, who have a daughter, Kaitlin, 1.

Joe Frame lives in Buckley, WA, a little town about 50 miles southeast of Seattle. He teaches in middle school and coaches baseball. Joe married Penny Marie Visnaw in February ’97 and one year later (to the day), little Brock Anthony was born.

In London, Alex Griffin has been preparing for an art show in Chelsea.

Patrick and Martha Gruppe Cunningham have two children – Alexandra, 3, and Nicholas, 1.

Karey Hintermeister teaches fifth grade in Roslyn, NY. She spent last summer taking courses and enjoying her summer timeshare in Southampton.

Andrew Holt married Heidi Heusner ’90 on Oct. 2, 1999. They live and work in the Boston area.

Allison Kelley Lutch spent three years on the Mexican border teaching English, two years in the Peace Corps in Belize, and is now in Bamako, Mali, West Africa, where she teaches at an international school for English-speaking students. She enjoyed a dinner in New York with Hope Coppinger, Eric Handman, Robin Meyers, Todd Steadman, and John Zerbarini.

Katherine Lansbury married Jonathan Greenwald ’90 on Oct. 30, 1999. Earlier in October, Kate completed a horticultural internship at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

In NYC, Jill Lytle is finishing up her first documentary.

Krista Matsen married Robert Paterson on May 22, 1999, in Balestrand, Norway, outdoors beside the Sognefjord. After the wedding, they spent two weeks traveling in Scandinavia. Two weeks later at a reception in Connecticut, Krista spent time celebrating with Missy Donnelly and Heather Kranz. Krista and Robert are in the process of purchasing a house in East Granby, CT.

Morgan Miller lives in Philadelphia but keeps an apartment in New Orleans.

Justin Model completed an M.B.A. at Fordham, along with Spencer Goldin ’93 and Michelle Califano ’90. He runs into a lot of people, including Craig Zolan, who is president and counsel as well as co-founder of University Ventures, Courtney Pulitzer, who writes a weekly column called the Cyber Scene and runs her own public relations shop, and David Magdol ’92, a venture capitalist. Justin completes his term on the alumni board this year and remains active in the NYC alumni club.

James and Deirdre Mullen Heck announce the birth of Tristan Robert on June 10, 1999. Big brother Aleric, 2, enjoys having a baby brother. So far the cats are more jealous than he is!

Alan Osetek and wife Julie live in Marlboro, MA, with son Alex, 2. They see a few of the old Skiddie crew from time to time. Alan gives the scoop on some: Craig "Peanut Butter" Ekedahl plays flag football with Mike Viane on Sunday afternoons in LA. Eric "Kooch" Karch ’90 moved into a new house in Plymouth, MA. It is rumored that Mike Sampson ’92 has become quite a golfer in his old age (shoots in the low 80s). Jason "Scratch Master" Brown ’92 purchased a house on Long Island. Erik Kuja ’93 moved to Boston, where he is training for a black belt in karate.

Marcela Peralta married Colin Hoehn on Sept. 12, 1999, in Marblehead MA. Kristin Grosso and Jamie Mann ’90 were bridesmaids. Stephanie Fabian gave a stellar performance as a reader during the ceremony. Chris Grasso ’89 and Susannah Blass ’90 represented Skidmore’s legendary party reputation very well on the dance floor. Marcela and Colin bought a house on the South Shore of Boston. If anyone is in the area, look them up in Cohasset.

Amy Samson and Wesley Flinn were married on July 10, 1999, in an outdoor ceremony in the Berkshires. Sarah Sims ’92, David Greenberg ’92, Helene Schneider ’92, Emma Hanson ’93, and Marc Woodworth ’84 attended. Amy and Wes relocated to Eugene, OR.

Jessica Sawyer O’Connor paints and sculpts out of her lower east side studio. Sister Holly Sawyer ’95 lives just a few blocks away, and they bond on the soccer field at least once a week. Tiphany Yokas and Amy Quatromoni recently visited Jessica. Tiphany moved to Grand Rapids, MI, where she is associate brand manager for convenience foods at the Kellogg Company.

Laura Ann Schroback Schmitz and husband Stefan, a microelectronic engineer at IBM, have two children – Stefani, 3, and Robby, 2. Laura Ann is vice principal at a Poughkeepsie, NY, high school. She mourned the loss of our own youth at a Jamaican resort and recommends its therapeutic value. She welcomes e-mails at

Perri Shapiro is assistant director of student activities at Boston University. She owes her career path to the guidance of Residential Life staff Lisa Kiely and Don Hastings and the head resident experience. She attended the bris of Alexander Benjamin, son of Greg and Amie Shapiro White. "Alex is absolutely beautiful!" she says.

Claudia Sironi does a lot of traveling as senior director of international merchandizing for Ralph Lauren.

Last January, Allison Staton traveled to South Africa (for fun). She has been sharing her experiences from that trip at various adult-education programs around Boston. She was also promoted to deputy director of policy at Health Care For All.

Amy Ritz Drescher has retired to be a housewife and mom. She had a terrific summer with husband David and sons Sam, 4, and Henry, 2. All three Drescher boys are begging for a daughter and sister. The boys want to name this future sister Reggie, the name of Wendy Rice’s horse. Amy also sees Hanna Cashman Calcagni and Karen Hagstrom Lutz and recently visited Karolyn Buckner Micheels, husband Brian, and their adorable new baby Lucas. Amy’s e-mail is She would love to hear from Alix Argall Meystre and Midge Raymond.

Amy Singer works at Arnold Ingalls Moranville, the San Francisco office of Boston-based Arnold Communications. She works mostly with .com clients.

About three years ago, Rich Wartel sold a home health care company that he helped start and traveled cross country for three months. After that, he began working for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical wholesaler in Columbus, OH. Last month, he got promoted to head up the business development group for pharmaceutical product management. He had a great time with Scott Blick, Jon Koutcher, Andy Hurvitz ’90, and Dave Backal ’90 at their annual get-together in Atlantic City. He would love to hear from some of the old crew and can be reached via e-mail at

Michael Weinstein has been living in Minnesota, outside Minneapolis and St. Paul since 1994. He received a master’s in social work in 1997 from the University of Minnesota. He and wife Michelle have a daughter, Nicolle, 3. Michael is a family court mediator and evaluator for Hennepin County Family Court Services and loves the daily challenge of helping resolve child custody and visitation disputes. He is also working towards his LICSW. He keeps in touch with a number of people, and the last he heard, Dave Sack was in the middle of a career change in Boston. He would love to reach Ed Porter. Please write him at

I’ve been living in NYC since graduation, working mostly as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations and recently took a number of months off to travel through Europe and Asia. I felt I was away for so long only to come back to find that my dear friends are still doing great at the ripe ol’ age of 30.


Mity Lenahan Fowler
7833 Stanford Ave.
St. Louise, MO 63130

Sarah Finkelberg plans to defend her dissertation results this spring and complete a Ph.D. in counseling psychology.

Clark Hermes married Anne Dudley on June 19, 1999, at the Old Meeting House in Portland, ME. Clark is a Peace Corps volunteer, and Anne works at Ryan Swanson and Cleveland. After a kayak trip in the San Juan Islands, the couple settled in Seattle.

Elizabeth Margulies earned a master’s in early childhood and elementary education from Bank Street College and now works at the Museum of Modern Art in family programs. She plays football with Jim Kramer, Naomi Vladeck, and David Miner ’91.

Christian Nagler married Tasha Brough on Oct. 23, 1999. Christian is an associate at the NYC law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Tasha is manager of corporate communications and public relations at the Estee Lauder Companies.

Kristin Tang married Mike Marston on July 24, 1999, in Vail, CO, on the Frankie Tang stage at the Gerald Ford amphitheater.

Virginia Will married Tim Russell at Trinity Church in Boston on Aug. 28, 1999.


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

Julie Armour married Thomas Jones on Nov. 6, 1999. The couple works at the Ketchum publication relations firm in New York, where Julie is an account supervisor, and Tom is vice president, both in pharmaceutical marketing.

Jon Burkan received an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University in May. He now lives in NYC, where he works for an Internet company. Jon celebrated the Fourth of July with Stephen Hattwick and Randall Grace ’94 at Randy’s Texas ranch.

Jillian Carpenter earned a master’s in physical therapy in May from Arizona State University. In July, she and Darcy McAlister spent a weekend in Saratoga with Matt ’95 and Caroline Orr D’Abate. In September, she visited Seth ’89 and Amy Judelsohn Gordon in New Rochelle.

Tom Caruso is director of the new national tour of Master Class.

Shane Diekman is a first-year doctoral student in health behavior and health education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In October, Didi Linburn attended a fundraiser for SMART, a San Francisco-based nonprofit of which Jennifer Goldstock Wright was executive director until she and husband Michael moved to New York in November. Michael Hauser, Chris Henry ’91, Dave Levine ’91, Jeff Snyder ’91, Kimber Hirsch ’92, and Charlotte Riggs ’94 attended also. Also in October, Didi ran and completed the Portland, OR, marathon to benefit the Leukemia Society of America. Brewster Crosby ’92 ran the final eight miles with her.

After completing an M.S. in exercise physiology at the University of South Carolina, Christopher McArdle moved to Arizona, where he is a project manager with a medical computer systems company and an exercise physiologist. He took the summer off to motorcycle around the country and collect his thoughts before beginning medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Maria Maxymillian married William Boone on Aug. 21, 1999. Maria is a floral designer at Cass Flowers in Watertown, MA, and William is a business systems analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. in Boston. The couple settled in Brookline after a wedding trip to Nevis and Anguilla.

Shepherd Murray married Margo Alexander on Oct. 10, 1999, on Martha’s Vineyard. Shep is president of Vineyard Vines, a clothing company in Greenwich, CT; Margo teaches kindergarten at Greenwich Country Day School.

Kelly Silberg Weinberg earned a master’s in social work last May and is now a child and family therapist and director of an afterschool program in Maryland.

Julie Stone teaches third grade in a NYC public school. She would like to hear from Schoeni Wolfe ’94.

Ian and Stephanie Thorson Reynolds announce the birth of Gavin James on April 29, 1999. The family resides in Annapolis, MD.

Shafia Zaloom married Brian Neece on July 25, 1999, at Viansa Winery in Sonoma Valley, CA. Skiddies who attended were Ben Boyd, Lauren Craig, Michael and Jennifer Goldstock Wright, Sarah Healy, Scott Kefer, Darcy McAlister, and Charlotte Riggs ’94.


Chanel Greene
126 Valley St., #2K
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

After Skidmore, Sarah Adams spent four years studying veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. On March 1, 1997, she married Julian Lewis and now lives and practices in coastal South Carolina.

In August, Julie Finigan married Corrado Dal Forno in Rome, Italy. Skiddies who attended were Abby Charbeneau, Amy Chick, Zon-Wei Cheng ’93, Alicia Samios ’93, Alisa Feinstein Davidoff ’93, Alicia Lightfoot ’93.

Sherie Gillman married James "Wally" Barge on July 5, 1999, at the New York Botanical Garden. Shannon Small, Meredith Eastman, Linda Schneiderman, and Samita Ahluwalia were bridesmaids. Other Skiddies in attendance were Amy Munichiello, Tony Reidy, Becky Saravay Crespi, Vicki Tisch, Josh Weiner, and Chrissy Dempsey. The Barges live in Hartsdale, NY. Sherie teaches second grade in Larchmont, and Wally is a project manager for United Iron.

Allison Groom is director of client services at Eisnor Interactive, a NYC-based agency that specializes in offline promotions for online brands such as Reebok, Polaroid, and

Jesse Hollander left Blue Sky Studios in New York for San Francisco and is now at Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked as technical director on Toy Story 2.

Rebecca Klein is assistant athletic director, girls varsity basketball coach, and middle-school art teacher at the Watkinson School in Hartford, CT. She and husband Jason Qua recently bought a home in Hartford.

Suzanne Klein is a residential staff member at Showa University, a Japanese college in Boston.

Beth NeJaime married Scott Casavant on May 22, 1999. Michele Badeau was maid of honor, and Becky Woolbert was a bridesmaid. Melissa Raff Goldberg, Amy Pollack Hall, and Jennifer Case Callahan also attended. Beth and Scott live in Framingham, MA, where Beth teaches third grade and Scott is a foreign-exchange analyst for EMC.

Sylvia Stoner is a member of the cast of Master Class.

Catherine Wright married Matthew Smith, a financial advisor, in August 1998. Catherine earned a master’s in physical therapy last May, passed the PT boards, and became a licensed physical therapist. She works at the Eddy Cohoes Rehabilitation Center for geriatric rehabilitation in Cohoes, NY.


Reunion ’00!

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

Rachel Braude, who interns at an elementary school in South Central LA, expects to finish the M.S.W. program at USC in May.

Rebecca Brynteson works for an insurance company in Atlanta, GA.

In August, Jen Carchi traveled to Costa Rica to visit her former ESL students and help start an English school. She now teaches sixth grade in NYC and is pursuing a triple master’s in elementary education, bilingual education, and special education at Mercy College.

Chad and Melissa Coates Carmichael announce the birth of Sabrina Anne on May 29, 1999. Earlier in May, Melissa completed a B.S.N. at New York University. The family resides in New Providence, NJ.

After a brief but telling stint in the corporate business world, Alison Flesch came out of the creative closet by starting a garden-design business. Based in LA, Route to Roots has completed 12 gardens and has 12 more waiting in the wings. Alison conducted research in New Hampshire while visiting Cindi McBain Taylor.

Laura Forlano lives in Bologna, Italy, where she is studying international economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Dave Ghent married Maria Cevera at Longfellow’s Inn and Restaurant in Saratoga Springs on Oct. 2, 1999. They honeymooned for a week at Sandals Golf Resort on the island of St. Lucia.

Cory Gillette married Jeremy Rinzler on Aug. 7, 1999. Cory received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and now teaches third grade in Brooklyn, NY. Jeremy works at Creative Technologies New York in Manhattan. Skidmore alumni at the wedding in Westport, MA, were Garth Altenburg, Peter Baron, Adam Clay, Ed Galton, Karl Schwarz, Jordan Ramer, Marc Sulkin, Jessica Tredeau, Emily Weinberg, Esther Odita ’94, and Jordan Sulkin ’98.

Lynette Johnson Piper, husband Tyrone, and daughter Aliyah announce the birth of Asiyah Lenise on July 18, 1999. Lynette is a media buyer in NYC for McCann-Erickson’s consolidated buying group, LCI. She purchases local TV and radio for Buffalo, NY, and Wilkes Barre and Scranton, PA. Some of the accounts she works on are General Motors, Nestle, Lipton, and Lowe’s.

Sarah Mikesell married Garrett Growney in June in Kennebunkport, ME. Skiddies at the wedding were Sybil Harcourt, Beth Kulpa, Erin Postl, Cat Singer, and Lucy Stinson. The couple resides in Tempe, AZ, where Garrett is in his second year of business school. Sybil earned a master’s in public health and is now manager of a disease-management program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Michelle Noel married Eric Furlong on July 18, 1998.

Heather Pace married Douglas Lewis on July 17, 1999. Heather teaches in the Mansfield, MA, public schools.

Scott White is in his final year at the University of Pennsylvania getting his M.F.A.

Mark Wolkstein is getting his M.B.A. at Carnegie Mellon.

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Please call us at 518-580-5600 if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:

Peter Baron
Katharine Chandler Blodget
Elise Boyle
Benjamin Bruneau
John Cooney
Nina M Del Favero
Alexander Glosband
Jerry Gloster
Nathan Guyer
Joseph Hatch
John Hutcheson
Alisyn Johnson
Stephen Kearney
Kristen Keough
Joanne Ladolcetta
Heather Lofgren
Alexander Lumb
Arthur Macon
Salima Mathews
Jeffrey Mihalchik
Patricia Older
Julio Pantoja
Nina Santora
Emilie Schreiner
Karen Schwarz Bellig
Alecia Seastrunk
Rebecca Seligman
Corrina Sue Snook
Susan Ware
Sarah Webber
James Weiler
Constance White
Jonathan Wilson
Catherine Ann Zbailey


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

Kara Eidell attends Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Health Professions for an M.S. in speech and language pathology.

Eric Goss spent a year in Ketchikan, AK, volunteering for Americorps VISTA. He handled publicity and student recruitment for the adult education center. In his spare time, Eric hosted a show for the community radio station and managed to get in some mountain climbing when it wasn’t raining (Ketchikan gets an average of 224 days of rain annually). In November, Eric planned to return to Washington, DC.

In May, Amy Lamb will complete a master’s in marine biology from Boston University.

Kristina Louderback also expects to complete a master’s, hers in early childhood education from Boston College, and she hopes to teach first grade.

Colin Moore is a staff assistant for the director of the international relations center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is excited to have the opportunity to explore government from a different perspective after spending two years at the Massachusetts State House.

Jodi Siegel married high-school sweetheart Edward Sharon on July 15, 1999, in Westhampton, NY. The couple honeymooned on the French Polynesian island of Huahine.

Arisleyda Urena Grullon will earn a master’s degree, then pursue at Ph.D. at Teachers College.

Last fall, Teri Wise ran into Bridget Devine at opening night of Boston Ballet’s Firebird and the Princess and the Pea. Bridge works in the costume shop for the ballet and helped sew hundreds (maybe thousands) of jewels on the firebird costume. At the opening, Teri chatted with Bridget, who told her that Jill Provost moved to NYC and is staying with Linda Leonard. Teri had brunch with Brian Ostrowski when he visited from Washington, DC, where he works for Unisys and is still a member of the National Guard.

Christopher Wollen is an assistant account executive at Grey Advertising in NYC.

Johanna Zalkind married Jason Friedman on June 20, 1998. Johanna teaches high-school English in Guilderland, NY.


Allison Gray
124 Wednesday Hill Rd.
Lee, NH 03824

Last May, Amy Berkley earned an M.F.A. in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is now an editorial intern at Aperture in NYC.

Matt Bonaguide and fiancée Missy Compeau are pursuing acting careers in NYC. They have been involved in a series of original short plays called Americana. Missy is producer, Allison Mattera ’98 directs, Brian Cronin is writing some of the pieces, and Matt is acting.

Justin Demola married Jaime Berlant on July 3, 1999.

Isabelle de Trabuc teaches kindergarten at the Buckley School in NYC. She is also pursuing a master’s in at the Bank Street College of Education.

Liza Haas spent two months backpacking in Europe with Rena Siwek. She is now living in Amelia Island, FL, where she does mural painting and faux-finish work.

Latasha Hasty is a research technician at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Ian Johnson teaches art and coaches soccer and basketball at Saint Thomas Moore School in Oakdale, CT.

Gina Kapustin received her M.S.W. from NYU and is now a therapist for Greenwich House Children’s Safety Project.

Chad Kasdin will be an associate in the law firm of Hinshaw and Culbertson after graduation from law school in May.

Bret Lagasse is manager and soon-to-be owner of a two-store rental center in New Haven, CT, and directs plays and musicals throughout the year at his old high school in Madison. He recently directed The Importance of Being Earnest and will finish the season with The Heidi Chronicles and Guys and Dolls.

Jamie Lake is still in school at the University of Illinois, working toward a degree in law and higher-education administration. She spends summers working on the administrative staff at a camp.

After three summers interning at Chase Manhattan Bank, Tony Llano joined the management training program in 1997 and is now assistant treasurer in the credit card group of the consumer banking division. When not working, he golfs and reads and recently accepted a position of member-at-large on the Skidmore Alumni Association board.

Sara McKenna moved to Ridgefield, CT, and works for a management consulting firm in Stamford, CT. She attends Quinnipiac College school of law in the evenings.

Ren Messina was last seen working on a llama ranch in Wyoming, where she trained llamas to act as pack-mules for hikers who don’t want to carry their stuff. She also continues to pursue a writing career by way of supplying copy to the Go network. She gets paid to make up and pass on the jokes we all receive as forwards on e-mail.

Hillary Palm Twigg-Smith and husband Kina announce the birth of daughter Kaeli Sara on July 11, 1999, at their home in Colorado. In September, the family moved to Vermont.

A graduate student at Texas Tech University, Eric Prensky is getting used to 10-gallon hats and pick-up trucks everywhere.

Sarah Puffer married Justin McCarthy in October 1999.

Susan Rivers moved to New Haven, CT, to start a Ph.D. program in psychology at Yale University.

Quin Robertson attends Florida International University in Miami for a master’s degree in coastal geology.

Danielle Seymour has done a variety of things since graduation. She taught at an Albany dance school and aerobics at a local gym. She then worked in a daycare facility and as a nanny. She returned from a trip to Europe and plans to live in the Worcester, MA, area.

Jennifer Sokol resides in Miami Beach, FL, where she is the orchestra library fellow for the New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy. She was the librarian for the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Charleston, SC, last spring. She was also the head librarian for the Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival, including the Breckenridge Music Institute Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra, last summer. She began her second season with the New World Symphony this fall, and invites anyone in the south Florida area to stop by.

Megan Sullivan attends Tufts University, working toward a master’s in classics.

Jennifer Toran Sargent and husband Jonathan live in northern Virginia, where Jennifer works at a consulting firm and goes to graduate school part time.


Michele Rothstein
2195 Everette Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

Meg Breuer is a research technician in Skidmore’s biology department. Her poster won first prize out of 200 entries at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology this summer.

Fanya Engler, video production associate at Myriad Productions in Saratoga Springs, played a key role in editing and compressing seven hours of coverage of President Studley’s inauguration into a 16-minute video, which the president took on the road as she introduced herself to alumni in cities across the country.

Eric Ferraris is a Web developer for He lives in Stamford, CT.

Melinda Hapeman attends the College of William and Mary and is an archival historian at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

After a year teaching in Qufu, China, Ellen Hock returned to the States and teaches English to immigrants.

Deb Marino works for Corporation Counsel in NYC and plans to attend law school in the fall.

Sarah Monkton works for a native tribe in Anchorage, AK, in the field of Indian child welfare.

Since August, Luke Reusser has been with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center working on a project called LARSE II (LA Region Seismic Experiment II). "I don’t know if I will end up being a seismologist, but the past few months have been amazing," he says. "I have worked harder and learned more than I ever have in such a short period of time."

Ben Rubenstein, Jared Dokovna, and Elliot Wasser witnessed baseball history as they watched David Cone pitch a perfect game at Yankee Stadium. It was only the 14th perfect game in the history of modern baseball.


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Sarah Andrus is having a great time living in Washington, DC, and attending Georgetown Medical School.

Amanda Bleich is a trading assistant in equity derivatives for Société Générale in New York City.

Amy Burk is a staff accountant for Grant Thornton LLP in Boston.

Catherine Burke married Jason Plumadore on July 31, 1999. The couple honeymooned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Last year, Seneca Clark lived in London and worked for Esquire magazine. On the side, she bartended at night for a pub in Leicester Square. Seneca moved to Boston in January.

Sarah Coleman is a paralegal for Rogers & Wells in the Washington, DC, area.

Last fall, paintings by Julie Comball were exhibited at the Spence School in NYC.

Kathleen Cowan recently moved to Washington, DC, to pursue a career in publishing. She plans to enter a master’s program this year.

Fanny Delaunay is an assistant account executive at BBDO, an advertising agency in NYC. Fanny worked on the Gillette account for Mach3 razors, the ads for which came out in January. Be on the lookout for them!

Social work major Jen Ellis is an intern at Maryhouse, a homeless shelter for women and children in Sacramento, CA.

This summer, Dan Fitzpatrick worked at Skidmore under an AT&T summer fellowship grant building an online course for the LS program. Dan now works for a technology company in Millbury, MA, that specializes in software outsourcing and CD manufacturing. He is a graphic designer and a Webmaster, but also works with the company’s marketing team.

Following graduation, Adrian Gray went to Iowa to begin preparations for the August 14 Ames straw poll. Following this, he moved to Texas, where he is working on the George W. Bush for President Campaign as regional political coordinator responsible for the Northeast.

Craig Heichberger is a mutual funds representative for American Skandia in Shelton, CT.

Kelly Jones married Daniel Houck on June 19, 1999. Tracy Timmons-Gray ’00 was a bridesmaid.

Jen Kahn is a research assistant in the world payments and economic activity section of international finance at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC. Jen’s main duties involve following Scandinavian economies.

Dana Kelley works for Putnam Investments in Quincy, MA. She lives with Liz Nyman, who works at a home design Internet company called Home Portfolio. Both have fun bumping into Skidmore graduates in the Boston area.

Things are going very well for class fund chair Lindsay Kern, who is in her first year of law school at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Lindsay is very happy to still be in school and meeting many new people, but she is also looking forward to finishing up and going abroad this summer.

Joanne Lefrak is in the M.F.A. program at Montclair University in Montclair, NJ.

Ruben Medina is a law student at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, focusing his studies on environmental law.

Brooke Miller is a Ph.D. student at Mt. Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences. She is finding out firsthand the joys and difficulties of living in NYC.

After traveling around Nova Scotia for a month with Christy Coleman, Gabrielle Mitchell-Marell moved to NYC and is a marketing assistant at Curious Pictures, an animation and toy company.

Suzy Obuck is a personal assistant to a Brooklyn-based art appraiser. She enjoys living and working in the City and is excited about the opportunities of appraising as a future career, although a museum research position is equally possible. In addition to her work, Suzy is looking into a contemporary art program in the city.

Ben Ormsbee works at the Cascade Club, a five diamond resort in Vail, CO, and in sales at a ski shop.

A third-grade assistant teacher at the Latin School of Chicago, Emily Pick is exhausted at the end of each day but loves working with kids and in the field of education.

Lani Radack is a sexuality educator and professional education associate at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, working with kids in middle schools, high schools, and lock-up facilities throughout metro Boston. She and her cat live in Somerville with Marcy Bouley ’96. Lani is considering graduate school for next fall.

Sarah Rasmussen attends the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL, earning a master’s in biotechnology.

Liz Roberts lives with Katie Cunningham in Washington, DC, and works at the Troyer Gallery, while applying to graduate schools. Liz has a new puppy, Lucy.

In July, Sara Ruback joined the medicinal chemistry department of Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Wandy Santiago is a human-resources specialist for the Boston Consulting Group Inc. Wandy is also working on her professional certification in the field of human-resource management and is applying to graduate schools for next fall.

Kate Savage is a freelance graphic designer in Suffern, NY, but also keeps busy painting and creating her own works on the side.

Joe Schaeffer is a computer publishing coordinator for a number of school districts in Monroe County, NY.

After travelling all summer until the month of September, Nellie Soliman is relaxing and searching for a job in NYC.

Amy Steele teaches third grade at Pineville Elementary School, located near Charlotte, NC.

Returning to his homeland China, Yang Wang is working in both Beijing and Shanghai for a TV commercial and film production house called Pacesetter Pictures International. Yang spends most of his time producing TV commercials for companies such as Sony and Unilever, but he also works on the production of his firm’s first feature film.

Derek Weaver works at SEI Investments, one of the top mutual funds services company in the King of Prussia, PA, area. Derek sounds enthusiastic about his position, the people he works with, and the area he lives in.

Tracy West works for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, conducting storm water research in the Lake George basin. She works at the Darrin Freshwater Institute in Bolton Landing.

Matthew Wind is working on a master’s in teaching at Monmouth University.

Melanie Zalman is ecstatic about her new job working as a museum educator at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT. Melanie oversees the student docent program.


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