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Peri Snyderman
4 Carlisle Drive
Old Brookville, NY 11545

I have been in touch with Kathy Coulter Steeger, who lives in Medbury, MA, with husband Dean and their three daughters; Lynn Higgins Miller, who lives in Lawrenceville, NJ, with husband Paul and their two children; and Pam Richardson Swensen, who lives in West Palm Beach, FL, with husband Larry. Thanks to a professional conference sponsored by GMAC, I spent a great weekend at the Sagamore in Lake George, NY, in August and had a day at the Saratoga racetrack.

Dorothy Forte-Rotolo and family have been living in Ridgefield, CT, for the past 10 years. Husband Robert is looking for a new opportunity after serving as president and North American CFO for Vantico, recently bought by Huntsman. Son Alexander is a freshman at Connecticut College, planningto major in molecular and cellular biology. Daughter Christa is a freshman at Ridgefield High School, where she plays JV soccer and is a cellist in the string orchestra. Both Dorothy and Christa are involved in the National Charity League in Ridgefield and surrounding towns. Dorothy is also VP of the RHS Soccer Booster Club.

Lisa Kott Massirman is busy mom to daughter Jordan, a first-grader, and son Drew, a kindergartner. Husband Jay works in commercial real estate for CB Richard Ellis in Miami, FL. Last summer the couple took a 12-day cruise to Scandinavia and Russia. Lisa welcomes hearing from classmates at lisakmazz@aol.com.

George Nestorides is a urologist at Kentriko General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he teaches at the Aristotlelian Medical School. His wife, Maria, is also a physician.

Donald Lindsay is single and living in a friendly Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, where he enjoys tropical gardening, sailing, cooking, travel, evenings with friends, taking classes, and volunteer work. He is also involved in a rewarding community project that involves teaching principles of praise and acknowledgement to children. Most recently employed as chief officer of a large freighter, he has operated everything from luxury sailing yachts and square-rigged sailing ships to high-speed freighters and supertankers. Don worked for several years in Norway, where he earned a master’s in 1996. He now runs a part-time home-based business with a company that is expanding into Finland and Portugal. Don welcomes e-mail at don2rig@hotmail.com.

Performance artist Steve Morrow appeared in San Francisco’s Fringe Festival and embarked on an Eastern European tour, performing pieces entitled “Frau Blucher” and “The Bells of St. Mary’s.” Children Coleman, Simone, and new twin girls fill the days with “hectic fun.”

Lori Pearson lives in Garland, TX, and runs a State Farm insurance office based in Dallas.

After many years abroad, Linda Perani Waterbury is living in Atlanta, where she and her family are “experiencing the chaos and fun” of renovating an old house. Daughter Lindsay is a high-school junior (considering Skidmore among her college choices), and Emily is in fifth grade. Last summer, Linda spent time with Kate Perrelli, who was in Atlanta on business, and met up with Kathy Coulter Steeger and Linda Levis Kammerer while vacationing on Nantucket. “College friends,” observes Linda, “have their own magic, which cannot be replaced!”

Pam Swensen is VP of sales and marketing for the Executive Women’s Golf Association, a not-for-profit association with over 17,000 members across the country. She and husband Larry relocated from Boston to West Palm Beach, FL. Alumnae who play golf or want to learn how are encouraged to contact Pam at Pam_Swensen@ewga.com.

Karen Schubert is “amazed that 23 years have passed since graduation!” Beginning in St. Thomas, USVI, she taught both third grade and kindergarten and earned a master’s in reading; then relocated to New Jersey, taught third grade, and earned a certificate of advanced study in early childhood and elementary education from New York University; and last January earned a PhD in early childhood/elementary education, with a concentration in language and literacy from NYU. She is an elementary supervisor and reading specialist in Chatham, NJ. Karen stays in touch with Nancy McKeever Wareham-Gordon, who lives in Cold Spring, NY, with husband George and daughter Chloe.

Marcie Siegel Shealy visits Meredith Wagner whenever she travels to NYC. Executive vice president for Lifetime Television, Meredith has earned numerous professional accolades and has worked extensively on behalf of the Women Against Violence campaign.

Linda Cooke Ashley and family have been dealing with a disruptive renovation to their Wenham, MA, home. Last year Linda celebrated the New Year in Paris with Alyssa Oxley Davidson, a graphic and interior designer for an architectural firm in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Mary Ellen Norton Anderson and husband Rich live in Millstone, NJ. Their children Peter, 6, and Grace, 5, were born in Seoul, Korea.

Collette Reifers Huidekoper
and husband Hank own a custom window and door business in Wilton, CT, where they live with children Henry, 15, and Christie, 10.

Recently divorced, Rhonda Sligar Casaudoumecq is now Rhonda Shipley and has opened her own interior design business, Shipley Interiors. Rhonda purchased a home in San Anselmo, CA, right around the corner from Todd Hamilton’s house. Rhonda, who “feels a reunion coming,” welcomes e-mail at shipleyinteriors@comcast.net.



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

In August Elizabeth Hix Colby gave birth to daughter Margaret, who joins brother Cole, 5. Betsy is a real-estate broker in NYC with Douglas-Elliman.

Adam Simms is working for the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in Boston.

Former Bostonian Melissa Manning Hickey has moved to Boulder, CO, with husband John and children Kate 15, John Jr., 12, and Elizabeth, 9. A substitute teacher, Melissa is active in community fundraising. While in Boston, she spent time with Elizabeth Yonda, who is married and has two children. She also stays in touch with Martha Houghton Bonan, who lives in Glens Falls, NY, with her husband (with whom she runs a family business) and their two children.

Joshua Boyce lives in Sherborn, MA, with wife Debbie and children Erica, 15, and Josh, 13. A pediatric pulmonologist and allergist, Joshua was promoted to associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He co-directs research in allergic diseases and inflammation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He’s employed research techs Matt Heidtman ’96 and Nidia DeJesus ’99 and hosted summer students David Joyal ’97 and Heather Dipietrantonio ’02. All four have gone on to medical or graduate school.

Cynthia Lombardi is an interior design consultant for Richmond American Homes in Longmont, CO. A co-founder of Skidmore’s Denver club, Cynthia looks forward to getting together with area alums for skiing, hiking, and museum events.

David Shapiro lives in the Champlain Island town of South Hero, VT. He owns a decorative metal manufacturing operation in India that supplies metal gifts in a number of well-known catalogs. David’s business takes him to India several times a year. He would love to hear from old classmates.

Karen Stone Talwar divides her time between NYC and Lausanne, Switzerland. She is CEO of the Miracle Group—which designs luxury trend packaging for the cosmetics and perfume industry, most recently for Aveda. Husband Pavan trades commodities. Daughter Pria is a sophomore at Georgetown; daughter Asha started her first job at Clarins in Manhattan. Karen sees a lot of Janey Gubow, who lives in Manhattan.

Christopher Giancarlo resigned a partnership in a NYC law firm two years ago to head up corporate finance, mergers, and acquisitions for the GFI Group, a Wall Street financial services company. He and wife Regina, who celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary, enjoy life in Bergen County, NJ, with their 8-year-old daughter and two sons, 7 and 5. Several years ago, Chris and Regina created the Phyllis A. Roth Vampire Literature Collection in the Scribner Library in recognition of Prof. Roth’s service to the college. Chris stays in touch with Jim Pontone ’82, a director at Ark Asset Management in NYC; Marnie Barlow Simpson, a sales executive who lives in Mt. Kisco, NY; Mike Vessa in Bergenfield, NJ; Tom Butts ’82, a NYC software developer; and cousin Mike Schwarz ’84, a dentist in North Bergen, NJ. Chris had a ball at our 20th reunion and enjoyed visits with Professors Henry and Eleanor Galant, Pat Lee, and Mary Ellen Fischer.

I am the lead teacher in the infant and toddler classrooms at the University of New Hampshire, where I am pursuing a master’s degree. Daughter Alexis attends Simmons College in Boston and loves city life; teenage sons Trevor and Jacob are still at home. My husband, Kevin, and I own a water-filtration company. Kevin has invented several systems for industrial and household use.


Angela Foss
371 Harvard Street, #3B
Cambridge, MA 02138

Robert Rubin is senior VP of MVM Security Management and Personnel in McLean, VA, a firm that employs over 4,000 people and provides security programs for institutions and corporations around the world; its primary client is the US government. “My job is really not that glamorous,” he says, adding, “Most of the time I’m running around with my hair on fire.” As director of business development and marketing, Robert travels extensively. “I think I still have a wife and two little girls, but when I finally do make it home there are usually no less than four girls running around, and I forget which ones belong to me!” He can be reached at robert.l.rubin@verizon.net.

Elizabeth Leigh photos from our 20th reunion—contact her at efleigh@yahoo.com.

Michelle Berman Marchildon and husband Michael are raising two boys in Denver, CO. Although she loves the Rocky Mountains, college friends and Saratoga Springs are often in her thoughts.

Elizabeth Carter Clifford is a happy stay-at-home mom to Emily, 7, and Stuart, 4. She is active on several community boards in Hanover, NH, where husband John practices law.

Lorraine Lee Fischer and husband Paul welcomed son Bryan last April. The family lives in Charlotte, NC, where Lorraine is a payment strategist for Wachovia Corporation.

Janet Canfield is enjoying the warm winters in Atlanta. A 1992 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she is a chef instructor in the culinary arts program at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Janet welcomes e-mail from classmates at jpcan2001@yahoo.com.

Dana Paul Farnan accompanied partner Richard for family weekend at St. Lawrence University this past fall and concluded that the campus “did not hold a candle to Skidmore’s.” She’s encouraging daughter Sarah, a dancer, to consider her alma mater. Son Eric is a fifth-grader who enjoys playing drums and rollerblading. Last year Dana and Richard spent a few weeks in Bermuda, sans children, and “had a blast.”

Mural artist Concetta Morales Rothwell’s project for the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mitchellville rest stop on I-80 was completed on July. Working with a design team of architects and engineers for two years, Concetta created two interior murals, two exterior murals, a mosaic floor, and 26 panels. Children Blaise, a fourth-grader, and Cianna, a second-grader, are proud of mom’s work.

Steve Fugazy
, former captain of Skidmore’s ice hockey team, was involved in efforts to have new president Phil Glotzbach reconsider the decision to eliminate the program. He and wife Michele Colman Fugazy ’84 live in Ridgefield, CT.

Victoria Sweeney
has been promoted to partner at the accounting and tax firm of KPMG. A lawyer, Vicki works with ethics and compliance issues at the Montvale, NJ, office. She has been at KPMG since 2000.

This past fall I had lunch with Boston attorney Lesa Stramondo Botti, who looks terrific. All is well in Andover, MA, where Lesa lives with husband Andrew and daughter Madeleine, 1.


Fred Sherman
18 Willow Park
Wellesley, MA 02481

Barbara Spinelli is the lead family physician at the Citrus Heights office of the Sutter Medical Group in suburban Sacramento, CA, where she lives with husband Dana MacLean, an operations manager in the plumbing industry, and their daughter Ashleigh, 10. Barbara occasionally runs into Vinny Catalano around town, and keeps in touch with Eileen Hanawalt, who lives in Groton, MA.

Dag Anderson has taken a new position with Softscape in Wayland, MA. He lives in North Reading with wife Eve and their three children.

Debbie Peavey Graves
lives near Saratoga with husband Dan and children Eric, 11, and Emma, 7. A paralegal, Debbie is also president of the local Rotary Club. Both Dan and Debbie keep busy driving kids to sports and scouting.

Diane Bassett Zable
and husband Paul are having a great time working together and running their own business, Bassett Boat Co. Inc. They have three children: Norell, 14, John Paul, 12, and Ryan, 11. Diane says that doing homework with the kids is a challenging way to end each day.

Jim Meeker had a great time at Reunion. “The Monday after was a little tough on the psyche,” he observes. “It was like waking up from a really good dream.” Jim and wife Carol have two boys, kindergartner Jimmy, and 3-year-old Myles, who attends Skidmore’s preschool. Jim is associate director of gift planning at Skidmore. He hopes that everyone enjoyed Steve Rosenbaum’s remarkable film commemorating the Class of 1983, and would love to hear from folks—especially those who weren’t able to attend Reunion—what their impressions were after seeing the film. He can be reached at jmeeker@skidmore.edu.

Lisa Fithian was busy traveling the world as an activist for peace and global justice during Reunion. Last June she was elected to the national steering committee of United for Peace, and has been nominated as the organization’s national co-chair. Last year Lisa participated in actions in Switzerland, France, and Mexico, as well as numerous cities across the US. When not working, she spends much of her time figuring out how to pay the bills, petting her cat, and spending time with her girlfriend.

Wendy Hasler Moro checked in from the San Francisco area. She earned a master’s from Stanford and never left California. Married and the mother of a 9-year-old son, she is a partner in the marketing firm Code8 Communication and co-author of The Funny Bride Guide. Wendy can be reached at www.code8.com.

Jennifer Orvis Jordan spends her time volunteering for the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi, and looking after daughter Karen, 5. Older daughter Kaila lives in Schenectady, NY, with her father. Jennifer is proud to be giving back to her community.

My work has me ridiculously busy and traveling a lot, but I’ve always wanted to support our class and Skidmore in general, which is why I’m now class secretary! Some news about me: I’ve been married to the same wonderful woman for the last 14 years. Judy helped me get out of the “funk” I was in after spending two years following graduation caring for my terminally ill grandfather. Ever since, she has kept me grounded and focused on what is really meaningful in life. My career in entertainment has taken me from feature film production, to the Olympics and rededication of the Statue of Liberty, to network television and now corporate communications. I am a creative and account director at Cramer (www.crameronline.com), an integrated marketing firm in the Boston area that produces any message in any media for internal or external audiences. If you’re in the Boston area, you’re invited to free lunch at my office, anytime!


Reunion ’04!

Jacqueline Haberfeld
200 W. 86th Street, Apt. 8C
New York, NY 10024

After 18 years as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, Mary Jo Archer Kloezeman is working part-time and spending more time at home with son Colin, 6, and twin girls Kelsey and Kylie, 18 months. She also has a 17-year-old stepdaughter, Chloe. Husband Leeroy too is an advisor for Morgan Stanley. Mary Jo spent a week this summer in Avalon, NJ, with Mary Lytle Nugent, her husband, and four children.

Jennifer Blau is the happily single mother of Jesse, 6, and the proud owner of a historic home in Manchester, CT, eight minutes from the vocational-technical high school where Jennifer teaches art. She keeps things hectic by coaching boys’ high-school soccer and track and field.

Mary Dzindolet
lives in Oklahoma with husband George Porter and their two children, George, 6, and Patricia, 11. Mary is a full professor of psychology at Cameron University, where she teaches four courses each semester and does research with the Army Research Laboratory. Last summer she presented her research at a NATO conference in Prague. Almost as exciting was Mary’s visit with Cynthia Erickson Zarker and her two adorable children on the Cape.

John Halpert has spent the last 20 years in emergency medical services. He earned an MD in 1994, finished his residency in emergency medicine in 2001, and practices at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. He and wife Arlene have two children: Rachael, 8, and Ben, 4. Despite his busy schedule, John finds time to tip a pint with Joe Gulyas, a chiropractor in Clifton Park, NY. John also reports that he corresponds regularly with Moe Egan Gamblin, a local radio news personality in Manchester, NH. And he also occasionally hears from Mainers Larry and Anne Kornrumpf Samowitz.

Tori Leonard Gabriel and husband Tom live in Southwest Ranches, FL, with children John, 8, and Rosemary, 7. Tori markets and promotes the Stop Heart Disease specialty license plate for the Florida Heart Research Institute. Tori keeps in touch with old Kimball buddies Donna Lesser, a physician, and Sara Sylvester Hernandez, a clinical social worker. She welcomes e-mail at tori@floridaheart.org. Tori, who will be attending a family wedding this June, says she’ll be “with us in spirit.”

In the Madison, CT, area, Jill Bowen and Annette Van Osdol Kobylak get together for weekly walks and welcome area alums to join them. Jill is also interested in forming a Shoreline Skidmore club. She can be contacted at jbowen@cshore.com.

Carolyn Coldwell Sardella works in loan operations at the Bank of New York. She and husband Paul have three children: Samantha, 14, Andrew, 9, and Caroline, 7. Carolyn recently visited Saratoga for a performance by the New York City Ballet and enjoyed seeing all the old landmarks once again. She would love to hear from her old roommate, Joanne George Kloth ’83, at care206@aol.com.

The Class of ’84 Buckaroo Banzai Award for diverse and numerous interests goes to Lauren Essex-SantaMaria. A global marketing manager for AT&T in Bridgewater, NJ, she is also mom to son David, 12, and an amateur figure-skater, and in her spare time she travels and cooks as much as possible. Her husband of 18 years, Michael, is a chemical engineer.

Denise McDonald married Robert Davis at Skidmore’s Wilson Chapel in May. After a honeymoon in Tuscany the couple returned to Saratoga Springs, where Denise is executive director of the city’s visitor center and a children’s therapist. Her husband is a psychotherapist in private practice.

Susan White Cooper is a tenured professor and chair of the human development department at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. She loves the flexibility to spend time with daughters Chloe, 3, and Hannah, 4. Husband Ken is a busy sail-maker. Every summer, Susan’s family makes the long trip back East to see her family in New Hampshire, which means that there is a good chance that she will make it to Reunion.

Make your room, plane, car rental, and massage appointment reservations for reunion weekend, June 4–6. Your friends, former friends, and people with whom you don’t keep in touch but always liked are looking forward to seeing you there.


Alumni Affairs Office
Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632

Andrew Robbins lives in Larchmont, NY, with wife Tracey and sons Benjamin, 2, and Jack, 15 months. He is a marketing manager for Verizon in NYC.

Barney Straw is a licensed clinical social worker, working with seniors in a community mental-health center.


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

David Frennesson is a chemical research scientist for Bristol-Myers Squibb in Wallingford, CT. His job involves the design and synthesis of novel compounds as potential new drug candidates, which he finds interesting and challenging. David and wife Suzanne have two children: Maria, 4, and Robert, 2.

Debbie Hurst Rising
owns the design and advertising firm Rising Design. She lives in Woodbury, CT, with husband Ben, head of engineering for Walz & Krenzer, and son Wesley Brandt, 1. Debbie stays in touch with Bette Hafner Spiegel, who lives in Mechanicsville, VA, and Deb Turin Farrell ’88 in Pembrooke, MA.

Ron Levene
and wife Meg live in Doylestown, PA, where they spend as much time as possible with 16-month-old daughter Allie. Ron commutes to his job as VP for a parts firm in Binghamton. Meg is director of sales for the McNeil division of Johnson & Johnson. They had a visit last summer from Beth Demas Anderson and her family, who live in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Ruth Levine Schmid
continues to enjoy life in San Diego as owner of the training firm Speak Inc., now in its 17th year. Life mainly revolves around sons Zach, 7, and Drew, 5, and a continuous cycle of carpooling, soccer, Indian Guides, and classroom volunteering. To round things out, the family rescued a 96-pound Lab and just adopted a puppy. Ruth uses her downtime to play on a tennis team and do yoga.

Annjill Megalos-Miller
is happy to announce the birth of son William in May. Jill is taking time off from chiropractic practice to be home with Liam.

Mike Ross
is an associate professor of history at Loyola University in New Orleans. He’s just published his first book, Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court During the Civil War Era (for details, see the Books page in this issue of Scope). Prof. Ross tells classmates to look him up at maross1@loyno.edu if they’re in town for Jazzfest or Mardi Gras.

Jennifer Roche Vilot
and husband John announce the birth of daughter Alexandra in August.

I enjoyed an impromptu visit early last fall from Craig Poler ’85 and Roland Mackenzie, who stopped by one morning to say hello, and proved themselves quite adept at entertaining my 2-year-old son, Jack, while he ate his breakfast. Craig was in Baltimore on business, and Roland lives nearby. After they left, Jack kept asking where “the guys” went.


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

Liz Peoples and husband Steven welcomed daughter Emily in May. She joins sister Olivia, 4, at home in Ewing, NJ. Liz teaches third grade at the Community Park School in Princeton.

Pam Thompson Saffran
gave birth to Ella last February. She joins brothers Miles and Nathanial. Pam and husband Alan live in Winter Park, FL, where Alan is chief ENT surgeon at all hospitals in Central Florida. Pam teaches at Rollins College Graduate School of Counseling.

Cincinnati, OH, resident David Castle cycled 290 miles over three days in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (see www.pmc.org) in August. The event featured 3,800 riders and raised $16 million for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. David, who took a slight detour through the emergency room due to a spill he took, nonetheless managed to raise $18,000 of his $20,000 personal goal. David is married to Laurie Gesell-Castle, a physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

Elise Church Schmidt and husband Stephen welcomed son Linus in December 2002. They all live in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Anne Faber Root and husband Jamie welcomed baby Elizabeth, who joins Ian, 3, and Emma, 2. Newly relocated to Chicago, IL, Annie and Jamie encourage Skidmore visitors to the windy city to contact them at faberroot@sbcglobal.net.

Kristina Roberts Almy gave birth to daughter Serena in April 2002.

N.J.-based filmmaker and director Burke Wood won a 2003 Parents’ Choice Award for an educatinal DVD he directed. Called “F” is for Farm—Do you know where milk comes from?, it’s the first program in the Alphabet Road series, featuring Gobabies puppets. Burke collaborated with GoBabies through his production company, Burkewood Communications Corp. (www.burkewood.com).


Tracy Richards Dingmon
73 Brian Circle
Northbridge, MA 01534

Karen Zimble Stevens is happy to report that daughter Maddy, 2, who was born three months prematurely in June 2001, is “doing great.” She joins brother Fenner, 4. Karen and husband Brooke still live in Kent, CT, where they freelance, teach, and write from home.

Elizabeth Hersh married Robert Kleinlehrer on July 22. She had met Robert, who is from Sydney, Australia, 13 years earlier. Following the nuptials, Elizabeth left her position as rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis, MO, where she served for 10 years, to move to Sydney.

Poplar A housemates Linda Filiault Serapilio, Lisa Shallo Rinaolo, and Emily White Foote were hosted by Julie Racette Lepore ’89 and husband Rick at their Cranston, RI, home last summer. They had a great time reminiscing while the guys watched the kids, but missed housemates Alisa Schulman and Lori Berman.

Michele Turner-Berhard, who teaches high-school English in Northampton, MA, spent time on Nantucket over the summer with Caroline Baltzer, a clinical psychologist in Cambridge.


Reunion ’04!

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

After nearly 10 years in NYC, David and Charity Handler Lefferts moved to New Canaan, CT with their two daughters. Dave now commutes to his job at NASD, while Charity does consulting work for Tiffany & Co. from home.

Richard Jimenez was promoted to assistant principal at the American Middle/High School in Bavaria, Germany. He and wife Stacey Wessel-Jimenez and their children Ricky, Mikey, and Rhiannon have settled into a small town featuring a wonderful brewery and guesthouse. Richard encourages anyone traveling in the area to look them up.

After 10 years as a senior manager in the health-care consulting division at Arthur Andersen, Amy Kraczkowsky Hinterberger left two years ago to start a consulting business. Now president and CEO of A.H. Consulting Inc. in Tampa, FL, she says, “I’m basically doing the same work I did with Andersen but have a real life again, as I don’t live out of a suitcase!” The change has helped her get back into a regular exercise routine, improve her golf game, and enjoy the benefits of living on the gulf coast of Florida. Although she maintains her married name of Hinterberger for professional reasons, she is divorced. She enjoys being involved in the lives of boyfriend Kurt’s daughters, Katie, 17, and Mandy, 8. A member of our 15th reunion committee, Amy looks forward to a fantastic weekend on June 3–6.

Last summer Rob Land and his family visited Dave Harmon and his crew, who relocated from New York to Virginia, not far from Rob’s Maryland home. Rob happily reports that “the kids went wild and Dave’s BBQ skills remain intact.”

Lori Weil Dox
is a clinical nutrition specialist and registered dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Recipient of the Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Dietetic Association in 2002, Lori helped to institute licensure for dietitians in Massachusetts in 1999. In July she and husband Joe welcomed Joseph II, who joins sister Bria, 4.

Jeanne-Marie Perry Hudson
and husband Paul welcomed Nathaniel Paul in July 2002. Big sisters Hannah, 6, and Emilia, 4, had been hoping for a baby brother! The family took their annual vacation with Karen Soltys Quinn, husband Mark, and their kids Jack, 5, and Caroline, 3, on the Delaware shore last year.

Robert McCulloch authored a short story that was published in the Kelsey Review in October and has started an MFA program in creative writing. A high-school English teacher in the Princeton, NJ, area, he sometimes runs into Doug Bachelis, who is pursuing an MBA in NYC.

The baby girl Julie Racette Lepore and husband Rick adopted in June 2002 is now a happy 3-year-old who keeps them running and laughing. Julie hosted Poplar A housemates Linda Filiault Serapilio ’88, Lisa Shallo Rinaolo ’88, and Emily White Foote ’88 at her Cranston, RI, home last summer. They had a great time reminiscing while the guys watched the kids, but missed housemates Alisa Schulman ’88 and Lori Berman ’88.

Elizabeth Bierbaum started a master’s in clinical social work at Smith College last year. She’ll be back home in Los Angeles this winter for a field placement and is putting her creative and analytical mind to full use. She spent time in Nantucket during the summer with Michele Turner-Berhard ’88 and Caroline Baltzer ’88.

Robin Foley is quality manager for Thomas Electronics, a firm that manufactures cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) for aerospace, military, and commercial customers. She stays in touch with Heather Griffioen-Young ’90, who lives in Holland with her two children.

Beth Gershuny is a tenure-track assistant professor in Skidmore’s psychology department (see page 11). The recipient of a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University before coming back to Skidmore.


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