University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 2000s

Reunion News

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering classes celebrating reunions

October 6–8, 2006

Slater Society: All post-50th Reunion Classes
65th Reunion: 1941
60th Reunion: 1946
55th Reunion: 1951
50th Reunion: 1956
45th Reunion: 1961
40th Reunion: 1966
35th Reunion: 1971
30th Reunion: 1976
25th Reunion: 1981
20th Reunion: 1986
15th Reunion: 1991
10th Reunion: 1996
5th Reunion: 2001

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Kevin Baldwin (see ’97). . . . Jill Brogadir writes, “I am currently working as a Spanish teacher and live outside of Boston. I also have a business called Jillsie ( I make purses, jewelry, dog collars, belts, and headbands. I appeared on a November 2005 episode of HGTV’s That’s Clever!, which featured one of my handmade purses.” . . . Jennifer Domagal and Shawn Goldman ’01, ’02 (MS) were married on July 23, 2005, in Rome, N.Y. Jennifer and Shawn became engaged in March 2004 in the bell tower of Rush Rhees Library. Thirty-four Rochester alumni attended the wedding: Charles Choi, Ken DeMarree ’01, Sean Vereen ’99, Seth Baum ’03, Matt Ikari ’01, ’02 (MS), Nicholas Delahanty ’05, Francis Wacenske ’02, Partiv Jani ’02, Chris ’01 and Joan Coyle Lord ’01, Melissa Edelman, Stephanie Steer, Jen, Shawn, Chris Sabis, Brigid Mack ’01, Hyon Chol (John) Nam, James Davenport ’01, Brian Kehoe ’02, John Lawrence ’02, Sue Mayo ’02, Rishi Mulgund ’02, Rahuldeep Sing Gil ’01, Mike Meives ’99, Mark Katz ’02, Tara Tischler Von Kohorn ’01, John Von Kohorn ’01, Nadia Bahouth Cheevers, Duy Tran ’01, Sarah Gluchowski ’03, and Joe Kwiatkowski ’01. Jen and Shawn both are pursuing doctoral degrees—Jen in higher education and Shawn in astrobiology—at Penn State University. They live in State College, Pa. . . . Rachelle Duvall writes, “I received my Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison last August and accepted a four-year postdoctoral position at the Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina, working on air pollution modeling. I love the job so far—it’s very interesting, as well as challenging, and there’s a lot of variety.” . . . Meredith Pelton and Christopher Clancy announce their engagement. A summer 2006 wedding is planned. . . . Joshua Sckolnick and Laura McMullen send a photo and write, “We were married in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on December 14, 2004. Laura is a pediatrics resident at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Joshua is a head and neck surgery/otolaryngology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.”

Sara Faith Alterman is the author of the novel My 15 Minutes. . . . Megan Brooks ’02S (MBA) and Kevin Payne were married on July 30, 2005, in Rochester. Megan is a senior vice president at Counsel Financial Services in Amherst, N.Y., and Kevin is an occupational therapist at Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna, N.Y. . . . Michelle Cataldo (see ’03). . . . Amy Friedman writes, “I graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in May 2005 and am now a general surgery resident in Chicago. I married Ronnie Levin on June 5, 2005, in Cleveland, Ohio. In attendance were Jenny Lee ’05M (MD), Kristy Webber, Michele Smith, Melinda Fountain ’02, and Andy Blom.” . . . Shawn Goldman ’02 (MS) (see ’00). . . . Sarah Goldsmith and Matthew Murphy announce their engagement. A fall 2006 wedding is planned. . . . Julia Gray (see ’01 Eastman School). . . . Joshua White and Lydia Chang were married on October 15, 2005, in York, Pa. Joshua is a teacher at the University School of Nova Southeastern University, and Lydia is a technical writer for Americas Generators. They live in Miramar, Fla.

Jaime Dimmig and Ramzi Sidani were married on October 8, 2005, in North Olmstead, Ohio. Jaime is pursuing a doctorate in health education at the University of Toledo, and Ramzi is a medical student at the Medical University of Ohio. . . . Todd Dipre is an attorney with the Cincinnati law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. . . . Melinda Fountain and writes, “As a diplomat in the Foreign Service, last year I had a temporary position in New York at the United States Mission to the United Nations for the duration of the U.N. General Assembly. I will have further training in Polish before I leave for my first full post in Warsaw in June. Thomas Cumbow and I were married in June 2005. Bryan Rotach ’03 and Jason Smith ’03 were members of the wedding party. Thomas is an artist from Covington, Indiana.” . . . Stephanie Miner ’03W (MS) and Matthew Dana were married on December 17, 2004, in Greenwich, N.Y. Alumni who attended included Caurie Miner Putnam ’97, ’98W (MS), Katherine Aidala, Sarah Greco ’03W (MS), Katherine McGraw ’03, Maria Pagnanelli ’03, Karen Ross ’04W (MS), Jim Testa ’04, Sherylanne Diodato ’97, ’98W (MS), Kristin Cippolone, Adam Pratt ’01, Lisa DeVos ’03W (MS), Bill Thomas ’03W (MS), Bonnie Rubenstein ’85W (EdD), Molly Cotter ’02N, Priti Patel, and Melissa Hendricks, as well as current Rochester student Sean Dana. Stephanie is a counselor at Penfield High School, and Matt is a Web developer at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. They live in Rochester. . . . Brian Wheeler and Julie Ouimet ’01N were married on May 29, 2005, in Cohoes, N.Y. Rochester alumni who attended their wedding included Dave Shaw, Melissa Hendricks, Brad Vdovjak, Chris Lesch, John Fodera, Ryan St. John, Liz Glaser ’01N, Chuck Noeson, Kristin Brennan ’01, Vanessa Mangan ’03, Mary O’Brien ’03, Katie McGraw ’03, Sara Wallitt ’03, Tim Kavanagh, Maria Pagnanelli ’03, Jim Testa ’04, Audra Boyer Reidmiller ’01N, and Jeff Reidmiller ’99. Brian and Julie live in Amherst, N.Y. . . . Michael Zinsmeyer is an agency director at MetLife in Syracuse.

Travis Hebden ’04 (MS) and Michelle Cataldo ’01 announce their engagement. A September 2006 wedding in Rochester is planned. Travis and Michelle live in Seattle, where Travis is a doctoral student at the University of Washington, and Michelle is a special education teacher.

Jessica Marabella is an assistant account executive at Syracuse marketing communications agency Mark Russell and Associates. . . . Nick Wheeler is assistant coach of the Kenmore East High School Bulldogs boys’ soccer team in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Jennifer DiCesare and Jason Stanbro were married on August 13, 2005, in Rochester. Jennifer, the daughter of Fred DiCesare ’70E, is a quality assurance manager at Sales Strategies Group in Victor, and Jason is a chemist at Bausch & Lomb. . . . Dana Lobel (see ’68). . . . Emily Riegel is assistant coach of the Siena College women’s lacrosse team.