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Musician Laura Anderson Wood (email@example.com) thanks all those involved in putting on a “wonderful” reunion last June. Watching the video of the Sonneteers performing “Love the One You’re With” for ’79ers during Saturday’s class dinner “moved me to tears,” she writes. She is also grateful to Leslie Vanden-Handel DiCarlo, who arranged for Laura’s rooftop performance at the City Café, and to David Segal, for helping “lug my gear up and down the elevator.”
Lesley Norman is VP and chief operating officer of JumpStart Productions, an independent company in NYC that produces primarily public-affairs television, including NOW with David Brancaccio. Lesley started the job in November.
This past fall Laura Brockway spent two weeks in Zambia, Africa, describing it as “the best trip of my life.” She traveled into bush country, visiting students and teachers at their schools. She also spent a weekend at a first-class safari lodge, observing zebras, giraffes, elephants, and monkeys. Laura is an auditor for the US Department of Labor.
Sue Sahlman Stoffel moved back to the US in 1998 after spending more than a decade in Switzerland. Oldest daughter Laura is a freshman at Barnard, and the younger girls are in 9th and 11th grade. Sue, who graduated from Columbia with a master’s in arts administration and nonprofit management last May, is consulting for NYC museums and other visual arts nonprofits. Husband Marco runs a foundation for research into borderline personality disorder, and the International Center for Tolerance Education. The center promotes teaching tolerance at the primary-school level. The family lives in Westchester, and Sue welcomes hearing from classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philippe Ruskin opened his own public relations firm, Ruskin International Communications, specializing in hospitality and specialty food and beverages. An adjunct professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, he writes for several restaurant magazines. Philippe and wife Daniele have a four-year-old daughter.
Vickery Ames Eckhoff is a writer for the New York Times, keeps in touch with Sita Sarna ’80, Lisa Stackler Bates ’80, and Lis Rosenburg Saxe, and rides an orange motorcycle “as an antidote to being over 40!” Sita is an account executive with Andrew Marc in NYC; Lisa is co-owner of Bates and Brown restorations in Saratoga Springs; and Lis is director of development at the Westport (CT) Playhouse.
Karin Liljestrand Puff and husband Ken live in Elmsford, NY, with children Ben, 15, Jenny, 12, and Kristina, 10, plus dog Velvet, 4. Karin and Ken own a tool and party rental business. Karen also sells Mary Kay cosmetics and Cookie Lee jewelry.
Carol Weisl is public relations manager at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
After 25 years in the garment industry as a merchandising and sales executive in neckwear, Enid LeWinter Davis is selling real estate in New Jersey. Son Adam is in third grade. Scott, 11, attends middle school; he plays for the traveling soccer team, but his passion is playing baseball and the Yankees.