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’90

Tammy Blake
408A Clinton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231-3606

Rob Adams was married on September 18, 1999. His wife, Tamra Jo, is the controller for an Internet start-up called Starcite. They live in Berwyn, PA.

Whitney Alexanderson Heavey and husband Frank recently bought a house in Acton, MA. Whitney enjoys being a full-time mom to daughters Grace and Madeleine.

Tracy Adler is the director of the Hunter College Art Galleries in NYC.

David and Susan Butler Backal celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary and moved into their new home in Cherry Hill, NJ, with son Daniel and daughter Amy.

After completing a master of arts in teaching degree from Boston University, Aimee Bedo Mone gave birth to Owen Donald on October 22, 1999. Husband Michael is an attorney. The family bought a house in the Boston suburb of Melrose and Aimee enjoys staying at home full time with Owen. Aimee and Michael recently saw Emily Wallengren, Ronnie Kovner Tepp, Jane Agate Caldeira, Paul DeWoskin, Tim Stansel, and John and Anita Black McCarthy ’89 at Liz Nakian’s wedding in May 2000 to Yusef Altunkaynak.

Anyone heading to Hamburg, Germany, should look up Christina Blechar Galvin, who recently moved there with husband Richard.

Brady Boehm Ailsworth works from home as director of communications for Intellection, Ltd., a product development and marketing company. Husband Mark is the interactive client media director at Foote, Cone, & Belding in Chicago. Three-year-old daughter, Caitlin, is enjoying preschool and their new home in Naperville, IL.

Rich Brooks was married to Cybele Kamhi on June 17, 2000, in Boothbay Harbor, ME. In attendance were old Dogwood D buddies Chris Coughlin, Ted Collins, and Mike Cebula. Rich is still heading up his own Web site development company, Flyte New Media. He and his wife live in Scarborough, ME.

Tony Cox reports that he is working at L.L. Bean as a senior employment coordinator. He and his wife, Heather, recently bought a 200-year-old colonial house in downtown Topsham, ME. They are completing renovations in order to open a store carrying fine crafts, furniture, and home accessories that is slated to open in the summer of 2001.

Toby and Mae Doykos Dayton have two children, Jackson and Lewis, and live in Long Lake, MN.

May 8, 2000, was the day Lynn Faherty wed Brian Zimmerman in Spring Lake, NJ. Skidmore classmates in the wedding party were Kelly Larson Perry, Margaret Draesel Anastas, Julie Faherty Lloyd ’86, and Jack Faherty ’89. Other guests included Tory Rubin, Chad Olcott, Meg Anastos Howes, Gloria Carrabba Sarkisian, Rob Lia, and Steven Goldberger ’89. Lynn works and lives in NYC as an executive director at Lucky magazine at Conde Nast Publications. Her husband is a portfolio manager at Fortsmann, Leff & Associates.

Jon Fox moved back from London to NYC in February 2000, just in time for his tenth reunion, where he got to reunite with fellow housemates Jeff Cerutti, Pete Harris, and Cliff Kahan.

Ross Freedman left his marketing communications position at Nuveen Investments in June 2000 to do some traveling and begin work on a CD, which he hopes to release in early 2001. He returned to the professional world in the fall as a senior copywriter for Frankel, a marketing agency in Chicago.

Wendy Gersman DiNapoli is vice president of Dinapoli Development Co. in Ridgefield, CT, a land development and property management firm. She and husband Matthew were married on August 12, 2000, and live in Redding, CT. Wendy remains in close contact with August Miner Martin.

Debra Goldfarb Hadigian welcomed the birth of Eric Simon on November 22, 1999. Debra works part time at Honeywell International in Morristown, NJ, where she is the legal assistant for the labor and employment group. Husband Carl runs his own criminal law practice in Newark, NJ.

Mark Graff lives in Woodland Hills, CA, and teaches fifth grade in West Hills, CA. Mark reports that Rob Kearney and wife Alice Hemphill Kearney welcomed their second child and live in Duxbury, MA. Mark encourages anyone in the LA area to look him up.

Keri Killip Peary gave birth to daughter Alexandra on May 3, 2000. Keri works in the contracts and compliance department at UnumProvident Life Insurance Company.

Laura Wilson Kimball still works in the Governor’s Office in NYC and recently co-wrote an art book for children with New York State’s First Lady Libby Pataki.

Jennifer Landers left Hyperion Publishers after a nine-year stint in their publicity department and recently landed a new job as promotions director at Kirshenbaum Baum & Partners, an ad agency in NYC.

Alexandra Lee wed Richard Hoon Sohn on October 8, 2000, in Baltimore, MD. The groom is a cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Alexandra is a TV news correspondent in Washington, DC, for Hearst-Argyle Television. The couple lives in Chevy Chase, MD.

Brett Levine has started a new job as a guidance counselor at Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ. He continues to live in NYC and has run in two NYC marathons.

Kim Nicol Goff and husband Brian ’91 welcomed the newest member of their family, Sarah Catherine, on March 7, 2000. Sarah joins her brothers Tyler and Alexander.

Christine Polizzi Cochrane has joined an internal medicine practice after graduating from her residency in 1999. Husband Thomas ’92 graduated from Tufts Medical School with an M.D./M.B.A. degree and is doing a neurology residency at Mass General. They have a daughter, Mackenzie.

Michael and Lane Gruber Rose welcomed their first child, Harrison Emmet, on August 24, 2000. All are doing well—but exhausted!

Amy Rotheim Sullivan was married to Daniel Sullivan on July 23, 2000. She is director of sales at The Princeton Review. Her husband works for the NYC Parks Department. They live in NYC.

Kristin Rothrock recently moved to Charlotte, NC. She is teaching in the art department at UNC-Charlotte as well as teaching a design course at Central Piedmont Community College. Kristin keeps in touch with the Birch D girls from ’89-’90: Karen Alperin Dogget, Whitney Alexanderson Heavey, Bonnie Ades Pennell, Emily Wallengren, and Aimee Bedo Mone.

Victoria Rubin is director of marketing for Bath & Body Works (part of the Limited Corporation), living in NYC, and travelling quite a bit. She often sees NYC Skidmore alumni Steven Goldberger ’89 and his wife Katey, Rob Lia and his wife Jennifer, Stu Zicherman, Chris Henry ’91, and John Collins and his wife, Parris.

Christiana Snow-Johnson Moynihan and husband Patrick have two sons, Rowan and Joseph.

Amelia Thate Wolfe and husband Chris welcomed daughter Caroline Anne on February 15, 2000. Amelia celebrated her 10-year anniversary at JP Morgan & Co. in NYC, where she is a vice president and runs the Latin America sales equity desk. Amelia and Chris keep in close touch with Rob and Alice Hemphill Kearney.

Chris Weiler and Jennifer O’Hara Weiler ’87 welcomed their first child, Max, on Feb. 26, 2000. They live in Rochester, NY.

Mary Wendroff Petto and husband Pete announce the birth of daughter Tova Carly Petto on May 12, 2000.

Elizabeth Worrell Carroll and husband David live in Newton, MA, with their three children, Sammy, Helena, and Lydia. Elizabeth is a part time jeweler in Boston in addition to owning her own business which designs and fabricates one-of-a-kind pieces (mostly platinum and diamonds) for her clients.

Kelly Bencze writes, “I am sorry to have missed our reunion, but I had made plans to compete in the Suzuki Rock & Roll Marathon in San Diego.”

Alan Marco recently moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, with wife Dorene and son Conor. Alan completed his Ph.D. at Berkeley and is now a professor of economics at Vassar College.

David Caslin writes, “Round two — I got married again... September 23, 2000, to Darcy Lange. Darcy and I have been living and working together for a couple of years. Hoping for a baby!”

’91

Reunion ’01!

Corina Lu
303 Greenwich St., Apt. 4J
New York, NY 10013
corina7lu@hotmail.com

Marc Rice married Madeleine Bodkin on Fire Island on August 5, 2000. He is managing director and bond trader in Manhattan for Dutch bank ABN Amro.

Karey Hintermeister met up with many classmates during the summer of 2000. While celebrating July 4th in Amagansett, she ran into Steve Hickey, Richie Nestro, and Francesca Zammarano. She bumped into Justin Model in Southhampton and Bridget Steers at the US Open.

Diane Witczak wed Evan Antoulinakis on July 7, 2000, in Tonawanda, NY. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and live in Buffalo, NY, where Diane attends SUNY-Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Samara Goodman Weilenmann and husband Pete welcomed the birth of their daughter Caris in February 2000.

Julie Leib is living in Israel and practicing international law in Jerusalem. She has two children, son Tal, born in 1996, and daughter Adi, born in 1998. She is hoping to move back to the U.S. sometime in the next two years. Julie asks Susan Yu to get in touch with her.

Stephen and Mary Lynn Doff are loving life in suburban Baltimore, where the changing leaves were beautiful. The Doffs have spent some time in Washington, DC, Annapolis, and the eastern shore. Stephen writes, “If you’re ever in Charm City, give us a call.”

Paul Gitterman married Corrina Birnbaum on August 27, 2000, in Grand Isle, VT. The groom holds master’s degrees in social work from Smith College and University College in London. He is a psychotherapist in Boulder, CO.

’92

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

Jen Brimberg was married to George Hasteltine in Cheshire, CT, on September 23, 2000. Skiddies in attendance included Jill Richardson, Amy O’Leary, Heather St. Onge Nicholls, Heather Johnson, and Lincoln Kaiser. Dan Brimberg ’94 was the “man of honor.” Jill reports that the wedding was in Jen’s mother’s backyard—“a beautiful apple and pear orchard.” Jen and George both work for Aetna in Boston.

Richard Bamberger is managing editor of WJBK-Fox News in Detroit, MI. He married Kristin Quillinan at a ceremony on Lake George on October 14, 2000. Richard writes, “if anyone comes to Detroit, e-mail me at rbakqu@aol.com.”

Anne Thompson teaches art at the North Yarmouth Academy, where she also serves as gallery coordinator.

Lincoln Kaiser wrote with exciting news about John “Hap” Seliga. Allegedly, John and his longtime girlfriend, Chastity, eloped in Las Vegas on September 16, 2000.

Elizabeth Margulies is back at the Museum of Modern Art’s Family Program after a four-month union strike, which produced a “tremendous victory” for the professional and administrative staff.

Alisa Chester Key wrote with a correction from the summer column. Ayme Lassman Onelum and husband Francis have a daughter named Simone and in June became the proud parents of another daughter, Lauren. Congrats to the Onelum family!

Todd Noonan moved back to NYC after living in Sydney, Australia, for a year and a half. After working as a talent agent in NYC for six years, Todd traveled all over Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Israel before returning to the U.S. He spent last summer working for the Gore/ Lieberman campaign in LA. He plans on returning to the entertainment industry “for a real job.” Todd recently bought a condo in Chelsea and has a new puppy, which should keep him anchored in NYC for awhile.

Todd passed along news that Randall Bachner has become a very accomplished photographer in the fashion industry. Randall had a story in the September/October issue of Wallpaper and has also recently been published in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and Arena. He had his first solo gallery exhibition in NYC last summer.

John Shipala was married in September to Jessica Capone. John and Jessica honeymooned in French Polynesia and bought a house in Weston, MA. John was living and working in England the past few years, but is back in Boston working for the British Consulate General as vice consul in the commercial area.

Tara Schoenberger married James Anthony Neumann on August, 26, 2000, in Roslyn Park, NY. The bride is vice president for sales and marketing at Open Link Financial, a software company in Uniondale, NJ.

Katelyn Hnatow married Michael Richard in September 2000.

Marian Davidson and Michael Brodney were wed in May 2000 at an event attended by many Skidmore alumni, including Lisa Pyne and Scott Donovan—who themselves were married June 24, 2000, on a Maine island. Katelyn Hnatow Richard and Megan Squibb were Lisa’s bridesmaids; other alumnae in attendance were Marian Davidson and Megan Hnatow ’98. Lisa teaches at the Dexter/Southfield School and Scott works for SunLife Canada; they live in Boston.

’93

Joanna Flynn
32 Yarmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
joanna_flynn@yahoo.com

After getting an M.B.A. from Fordham, Spencer Goldin started a new job at Credit Suisse First Boston in August. He writes, “I am in institutional equity sales, selling U.S. stock research to large institutional clients (mutual funds, pension funds, etc.). I keep in touch with many classmates including Paul Mastriano, Jeff and Mike O’Connell, Ashley Gille, Amy Marriccino, and Steve Yudkin ’94.”

Chad Schaedler married Lori Stetz of Essex, CT in May. The ceremony was held in Tuscany, Italy. Peter Herrick was best man; Kristen Palma ’94 and Frazier Rugg ’94 were also members of the wedding party. After a honeymoon in Thailand and Vietnam, the couple returned home to NYC, where Chad is the executive director of pre-college programs for Kaplan Educational Centers and Lori is a third-year medical student.

Kristin VanWickle Hehir has been promoted to account supervisor for Tsantes & Associates, a high-tech public relations firm in Campbell, CA.

Shafia Zaloom continues to teach in San Francisco; she also directs a summer school program for disadvantaged youth in the city.

Kristi Garland and Eddie Hatrick of Leesburg, VA, were married on August 12, 2000, in Bar Harbor, ME. Kristi’s maid of honor was Marla Melito. Other alumni in attendance were Kate White Papaccio, Jane Heap Smith and Darren Prodger. Kristi and Eddie met in law school at William and Mary, and now both work for law firms in Boston. Kristi works for Foley, Hoag & Eliot and Eddie for Day, Berry & Howard.

’94

Chanel Greene
77 Saratoga Ave., #3B
Yonkers, NY 10705
ChanelGreene@aol.com

Ethan Archer married Elise Boyle ’95 on July 9, 2000, in Bristol, RI. The groom is an art director at Entertainment Advertising in Los Angeles. The bride is a wardrobe stylist. The couple lives in Los Angeles.

Lloyd Falconer Burdette and her husband welcomed a son, Timothy Jr., on August 22, 2000.

Heather Howell expects to graduate in 2002 from Southern CT State University with a master’s in social work.

Jed Morey married singer-songwriter Eden White on October 7, 2000. Morey is president of the Morey Organization, a family company based in Garden City, NY, that owns rock radio stations WLIR-FM and WXXP-FM in Long Island. The couple met two years ago during a Lilith Fair concert, where Jed was “captivated” by the opening act, who turned out to be Eden. The bride works in NYC as an artists and repertory coordinator for the jazz and classics division of Capitol Records.

Christian Whiting married Amy Heagle ’95 on July 8, 2000. The couple lives in Providence, RI.

Michael Harmon writes, “I have been awarded a Master’s Cup from my company for excellence in my field. I am a senior customer service rep for Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs. I travel the country dealing with clients and our other print facilities to help integrate universal systems company-wide. I keep in touch with Drew Serby, Scott Greenstone, Jon LaConti, Marc Naylor, Tate Rice, Joe Gorin, Dave Sweedler, and Craig VanNortwick. I welcome e-mails from classmates; If you’re ever in Saratoga, look me up and we can grab a cocktail.”

I recently left Marymount College and am now at NYU in the office of financial aid, where I am a client services representative. I plan on entering NYU’ s doctoral program in educational leadership in 2001.

’95

Keirnan Conroy Klosek
12 James St. Apt# 1
Brookline, MA 02446
kcklosek@aol.com

Simon Petrie writes, “I’m in a production of Beggar On Horseback at the Bank Street Theater in the Village. Other than that, I’m breaking in to the voice-over field and enjoying everything NYC has to offer!”

Rachel Braude is a social worker at a public school in south central Los Angeles. She writes, “it was great to see everyone at Reunion!”

Michele Kasoff is living in Clearwater, FL, while completing her doctoral residency at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center.

Hillary Mower is attending New York Chiropractic College.

Lydia Mickunas has a job running a one-person library in Boston. She writes, “I also want to report that I had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid in Kristin Martinkovic’s wedding. She married Scott White on August 19, 2000, in Middlebury, CT. Another Skiddie in attendance was John “Bones” Rodriguez, who definitely brought his dancing shoes with him.”

Rebecca Bernstein wed Eric Rubenstein on September 24, 2000, in NYC. Her husband is a lawyer specializing in electronic media law for VNU, a Dutch magazine company that produces Billboard and Hollywood Reporter magazines.

Matthew Hurst is practicing defense litigation at the Chicago firm of Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. He worked as a paralegal for the Justice Department in Washington, DC, before attending Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned a J.D. in 1999.

Tyler Sherwin is a U.S. Navy pilot flying F14 Tomcats aboard the USS Enterprise.

Amy Heagle married Christian Whiting ’94 on July 8, 2000. The couple lives in Providence, RI.

Bill Casertano writes, “I have left the beer business and moved on to loftier pursuits. I am pursuing a master’s in education at the University of Vermont and will teach high school social studies. Also Keith Carlton has moved to Vermont and is teaching high school English in St. Albans. We are living on a 500-acre recreational farm in the Burlington area.”

After nine months of training and waiting out a broken foot suffered during a parachute jump, Marc Sulkin earned his Black Beret and became an Army Ranger and honor graduate from the Ranger Indoctrination Course at Ft. Benning, GA. In July, he moved to Ft. Lewis, WA, and is now stationed at the 2nd Ranger Battalion.

Tara Davenport married Tom Scholtz in 1999 in Camden, ME. Tara is working for Merrill Lynch in the Bay area; Tom is an attorney with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. They live in Sausalito, CA.

Sarah Spagnola, a social worker at The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center in Baltimore, MD, recently received the American Cancer Society’s Lane W. Adams Award for Excellence in Caring. The award was presented in Phoenix, AZ.

’96

Reunion ’01!

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

Alison Raymond is teaching third to fifth grade special education at the Glenwood School in Millburn, NJ.

Erica Cohen completed her master’s degree in learning disabilities this past summer at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is presently teaching first grade special education at PS 163 in Manhattan.

Leah Tomaszewski is teaching European history at Phillips Exeter Academy, where she is also crew coach and resident dorm faculty in a boys’ dorm, which she deems “tons of fun!”

Kristin Garcia attended the wedding of Kathryn Merrill and Aaron Slobodas on August 26, 2000, in Maine. Fellow alumni in attendance were Jennifer Schauder ’97, Amber Glaros ’97, Kristin Lelewer, Brooke Henning Laughrin and Adrian Heney. Kristen teaches Spanish to grades two through four at a private school and says, “I couldn’t be happier.”

Sarah Wight married Brian “Bo” O’Connell ’95 on July 8 in Manchester,VT. Skidmore attendees included Kyle Sherwin ’94, Jeff Mihalchik ’95, Jessica Deyesso, Amy Allen ’95, Fran Arcaro, Courtney Shaw ’97, Courtney Manning Hatheway, Melissa Pollock ’97, Christian Morris ’96, Justin Ricker, Manny Tzouros ’95, Alison Raymond, and Patrick Roden. Sarah is the promotions director at WROR Radio in Boston and Bo is a financial analyst for Arcus Data Security in Boston.

Susanna Keister Trammell and husband Bernell co-own Xpressions Journal Periodicals Publishing Service in Milwaukee, WI, and welcomed the birth of their first daughter last fall.

Toni MacDonald married Adam Fein ’95 on June 10, 2000, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Toni, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Architecture, works for Harvard University Art and Architecture Museum, in rights and reproductions. Adam, who graduated from Simmons College, is a knowledge analyst for KPMA in Boston.

Wendy Glover married Greg Stewart on July 8, 2000. Classmates Katrina Bates and Vanessa Prizeman attended the wedding. Following a honeymoon in Europe, the couple returned home to San Diego.

’97

Allison Gray Costa
124 Wednesday Hill Rd.
Lee, NH 03824
603-659-1264
allisonwgray@hotmail.com

After fulfilling her two-year commitment to Teach For America, Jane Baldwin has decided to remain in Arizona for another year as a bilingual teacher in an under-resourced public school in South Phoenix. She’s been out to LA to visit Stacy McKee, who is making her way in the film industry as an assistant to a literary agent.

Beth Manspeizer and Drew Schwartz ’96 married on June 4, 2000, in New York. Attendees included: Erika Rettman, Janice Simsohn, Allison Gray ’97, Alyson Miller ’96, Katy Cochran, Gabrielle Galanek, and Jeff Ryder ’95. Drew is pursuing an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Beth is working as a theater director in NYC, where she directed a play in the October Festival at the Ensemble Studio Theater. She is now directing at the Greenwich Street Theater. Beth and Drew live in Brooklyn.

Michael Gardiner earned an M.F.A. in theoretical studies with departmental honors from the New England Conservatory of Music last May. He left for Tokyo in November, where he will teach English for a year.

Melissa Pollock received her master’s in education from Boston College last May. She is teaching fifth grade in Weymouth, MA, and living with Carrie Gates. She often sees Jessica Deyesso ’96, Courtney Shaw, Fran Arcaro ’96, and Sarah Wight O’Connell ’96.

Katy Cochran married Brendan Banovic on July 23, 2000, in Keene Valley, NY. Janice Simsohn, Beth Manspeizer Schwartz, and Allison Gray were there. Katy and Brendan live in Portland, OR, where Katy works at a photography studio and continues to pursue a career in art.

Kelly O’Leary, a master’s student in English education at the University of Virginia, is teaching in a ninth grade classroom at Albemarle High School.

Isabelle de Trabuc is teaching first grade at the Buckley School in NYC and finishing her master’s in education at Bank Street College.

In Indonesia, Carey Forman has been teaching and coaching at the North Jakarta International School for four years, where he also functions as IT person and Webmaster (www.njis.or.id). He recently gained a teaching colleague from Skidmore, Lisa Byun ’00.

Missy Compeau married Matt Bonaguide on August 5, 2000, in Canton, NY. Jen Toran Sargent was a bridesmaid. In attendance were Allison Mattera ’98, Brian Cronin, Tom Borchard, Adam Kirkman ’98, and Sam Stone ’98. Missy and Matt continue to live in Manhattan, where they act, produce, and write for the theater.

Missy is acting in a production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on Theatre Row on 42nd Street. Brian Cronin is directing, Allison Mattera ’98 is assistant directing, and Gwen Dobson ’99 is in the cast. Missy is also working at the Blackstone Group; Matt is at the Impact Group.

Ian Varley writes, “My wife’s name is Jill Meyers (she is keeping her name). The wedding was on August 26 in Beaumont, TX, and there were quite a few Skidmore alumni there including my mother, Candice Tasman Varley ’70, my sister, Bryn Varley ’00, and friends Dylan Connor, Peter Stiepleman, Erik Grimaldi ’98, Kate Singleton ’99, and Joachim Horsley ’00.”

Gaelle Lemarchand is working in NYC “as a special events guru.” She is living with her boyfriend, enjoying the city, and sends “love to all my friends.”

Maggie Bertisch is in her third year of medical school at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Marcy Palmer wed Theodore Bartholow III on August 5, 2000, in Saratoga Springs. After a reception at the Surrey-Williamson Inn at Skidmore, the couple honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They will reside in Brooklyn, NY. Marcy is pursuing a master of fine art degree at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Tala Washton and fiancˇ Joseph Gitto both graduated from law school in June. Tala is an associate attorney in the corporate department of Cadwalader, Wickerham & Taft in Manhattan.

’98

Michele Rothstein
33775 Hiram Trail
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
shell212@aol.com

Randy Wilson and Kristen Scully ’97 are living in Tallahassee, FL. Randy is an exercise physiologist in respiratory care at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. Kristen is working on her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice at Florida State University.

Susan Danielson works for a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth in southern Utah.

Emily Klavun appeared in several musicals and concerts in Connecticut and Massachusetts this past summer. She returned to NYC in the fall to continue her pursuit of a career in singing and acting; She plans to “study, audition, and work!”

Amanda Cremona married Michael Conlan on August 12, 2000. Attendees from Skidmore included Matt Jaskol, Joanna Barnes, Marc Tagliento, Liz Clemen, and Doshka Harvey. Amanda and Mike live in Somerville, MA. Amanda works as a graphics coordinator and Mike is an architect.

Beth Reichart is living in Annapolis, MD, and commuting to Arlington, VA, where she is a navy contractor. Beth spends her spare time volunteering for SPCA and the Smithsonian Environmental Center in Annapolis. She laments, “I miss crew!”

Rye Walker Windle attends Marshall University graduate school part time while running a small business. In the evenings, she dances with the Charleston Ballet and spends time with her husband.

Sarah Mackin has started a master’s program in Spanish at Middlebury College in Madrid, where she has been teaching English for the past two years. She spotted Laura Iacuessa on Middlebury’s campus while visiting home last summer. She reports that Laura continues in the dance/Pilates world in LA, while Dana Warren is pursuing a master’s degree at Cornell.

Alexandra Flood graduated from NYU with a master’s in education this past August.

Jenny Thomson is working for a realty company in Cary, NC, and dancing with a small modern dance company.

Ann Lyon’s top interest is still art. She is wondering what art department alumni are creating these days? Let her know at www.lyonexhibits.com.

Adrian Winter lives in Brookline and works as a graphic designer for Finish Editorial, a video post-production company in Boston.

Kristin DeCou writes, “Keith O’ Neil ’97 and I got married in Eugene, OR, on June 17, 2000. We had a wonderful ceremony and were very glad to share our special day with lots of Skidmore classmates. Martha Mundy and Leslie McClure ’97 were both bridesmaids, and Carey Forman ’97 was the best man, while Abe Francis-Fallon ’97,and Micah Alpern were groomsmen. Also in attendance were Kerry Labendz ’97, Amy Woodburn ’97, and Dave Joyal ’97, who played the trumpet for our ceremony.”

Erica Ferland reports that, after a year and a half of shopping, she has bought her first house in Essex Junction, VT (just east of Burlington). She is a senior systems engineer at eNote.com in Williston, VT.

Margaret Obenshain resides in Paris, where she is working in the selective distribution branch of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which includes the chain of perfume stores called Sephora and other retail distribution. She writes, “My cousin Bert Turner ’96 just visited with his girlfriend. I’m really enjoying life in France!”

Ali Smith and Noah Thomas ’99 enjoy living in Long Beach, CA, where they have been fixing up their garden and making lots of art. Noah is working on his M.F.A. in sculpture at Cal State Long Beach, and Ali hopes to start an M.F.A. in painting in the spring. Ali is teaching French to grades five to eight at a private school and still hopes to live in Paris. They would love visitors at 305 Eliot Lane, Long Beach, CA 90814; 562-621-9277.

’99

Nancy Magnus
Blair Academy
PO Box 600
Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600
magnun@blair.edu

After spending a year in the Phillipines working in Web development and IT consulting for Arthur Andersen, Jon DeMidio recently moved to the Philadelphia area. He is working for U1.net as a Web designer and senior developer.

Noah Dreier moved back to NYC after graduation and has been working for New York magazine as a designer.

Sarah Coleman works for Merrill Lynch in the private finance department; she also volunteers at a local clinic’s family-codependancy treatment program.

William Caleo is in his second year of an M.F.A. program in theater at Southern Methodist University. William is also teaching an introductory class in acting and working at the Kitchen Dog Theater Company in Dallas, TX, in a production of Act of Passion.

Sarah Fraunfelder moved to NYC to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Sarah spent her first year after school in Boston working on film production.

Karen Kinne has been living and working in NYC since graduation. She is working for J. Crew as an associate merchandiser. Karen often sees Skidmore graduates, especially Zack Sosne and Dave Fisher, who also live in the city.

Alyson Knowles is a student at NYU seeking her master’s in biochemistry. She is doing research at Mt.Sinai Hospital and applying to Ph.D. programs.

Also in NYC is Liz Schuppe. Liz is working as a Web designer for Women.com. She frequently runs into Chris Nakayama and George Wilson, and continues to stay in contact with Noah Dreier, Alyson Knowles, Lisa Bordenkircher, and Ashlee Welz.

Anne Watters is working in NYC for Random House Publishing Company in the advertising department. She coordinates the publicity for books and authors such as Skidmore’s own Professor Steven Millhauser. Anne enjoys living in the city and continues to take dance lessons a few times a week. She also bumps into fellow dancer Gayley Carillo, who works for Simon & Schuster and lives in the city with Nicole Franco.

William Hayes reports that his interest in Native American studies has landed him a “plum job” as an alcohol prevention and education counselor on the O-AT-KA reservation in Burlington, WI. Working with the O-AT-KA Nation, he says, “is challenging, but rewarding. Professor DeSieno, I could not have made it without you.” Will hosted Jeff Trudeau ’99 at the reservation this summer for a “traditional summer smoke, and a pottery exhibit.”

Cheryl Leonardis is in graduate school at NYU for French education and teaches English as a second language at Rennert Bilingual, a midtown Manhattan language school.

Randy Miczek works as a geologist at Aztech Technologies Inc. in Saratoga Springs, where he has lived since August 1999.

After working at SCORE!, a for-profit educational company, Brandon Wagner is now a sales coordinator for Info-X in Northvale, NJ. Info-X is a provider of dictionaries for hospitals and doctor’s offices. Brandon is lives with Eban Howell and Eric Sletten. The three of them live near and see Todd Nation ’98, Brian Depersia ’00, and Brad Saks ’00 often.

Lani Radack was accepted into the Massachusetts Signing Bonus Program for New Teachers. This past summer, she was student teaching at the Timily Middle School in Roxbury, MA. Currently, she is teaching seventh grade English in Longmeadow, MA, and living in Northhampton.

Kelley Stecknevicz returned from Paris last year to begin a M.A./Ph.D. program in French at Brown University, where she was awarded a fellowship.

Sam Stone started graduate school at the University of North Texas. He will be getting a master’s in public administration and has been awarded a full scholarship and position as research assistant for a faculty member. Sam also attended the wedding of Matt Bonaguide ’97 and Missy Compeau ’97 along with Adam Kirkman, who is pursuing an M.P.A. from SUNY, where he also was awarded a scholarship.

Heather McDonald is in a master’s program for integrated marketing communications with a concentration in public relations at Emerson College in Boston. She reports, “Over the summer, I studied in Paris and Brussels for an international business program working with the European Union, the International Herald Tribune, and France Telecom. In my spare time, I teach young students at a ballet academy just outside Boston.”

My freshman year roommate, Ashlee Welz, is living in Cambridge and runs into numerous Skidmore graduates in the Boston area. Ashlee is a manuscript quality assurance engineer at Course Technology, part of the Thomson Learning Co. in Boston. She edits software manuals for packages like Director and Photoshop. Ashlee continues to paint and do freelance work in her spare time.

 


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