University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1990s

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

More about Meliora Weekend

Barbara Lawrence writes, “I’ve been taking Irish country dance lessons for the past year, and I belong to the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable and the 38th Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia, a Civil War reenactment unit. (I’m the 38th’s first female soldier.) It’s wonderful to be involved in Civil War–buff activities again.”

Julie Barrie Buchanan and her husband, Bill, welcomed their first baby, Claire Elizabeth, on March 15. . . . Brian Mittleman and Stefanie Baker Mittleman write, “We live in Purchase, N.Y., with our four children: Noah, 10, Zoe, 9, Sophie, 6 1/2, and Joshua, 5. Brian is an attorney in New York City, and Stefanie is a vice president for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Hello to all our Rochester friends—we miss you. We can be contacted at mittkidz (at) optonline (dot) net.” . . . Jody Nicholls Murphy and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Rebecca, on September 9, 2005. Jody teaches science in Hunter, N.Y., her hometown. . . . Anthony Santarosa writes, “I wanted to pass along that I have nearly finished my second year in my latest business venture, Radioactive Cycles, a retail motorcycle store and custom motorcycle manufacturing operation. I have just finished a custom motorcycle for the Buffalo Sabres. Of course, all this wouldn’t be possible without the support of my wife, Susan Bishara Santarosa, and our four great kids, Alessandra, Anthony, Annah, and Amelia.”

Michael Durr was named a partner at the law firm Cozen O’Connor. Michael is in the insurance department in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office. . . . Andrea Tomassoni is a gynecologist with Physicians Health Alliance in Scranton, Pa. She was the commencement speaker last spring at her alma mater, Old Forge (Pa.) High School, where she was valedictorian in 1988.

Stephanie Cooper Lawrence writes, “Wanted to write and let you know that my husband, Todd, and I welcomed our second child, daughter Emma Claire, on August 3, 2005. Her big brother, Jake, is now four years old. We live in Westchester, N.Y.”

Stewart Bushman sends a photo and writes, “In November 2004, Barbara Rudich and I were married in her hometown of Los Angeles. Dan Burgun was among my groomsmen. Stephen Davala was supposed to be a groomsman as well, but he had to go and become a father the same day. Also in attendance were John Belanger, Catherine Kuester Bent, Nicholas Brandt ’98, Mathias Dill ’94, Ben Lauter ’97, Philipp Lomboy ’96, Jason Norcross, Thomas Stone, and Chris Walters. We have since moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where I’m currently working as a spacecraft propulsion engineer at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. I have the privilege of being the lead propulsion engineer for the New Horizons spacecraft, which launched on January 19, bound for the planet Pluto, its moon Charon, and beyond. It should arrive in July 2015.” . . . Terri Camesano was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. . . . Grace Najarian Eisenberg writes, “My husband, Lance, and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dina, on July 11, 2005. She joins big sister Sophie, who was born on July 17, 2003. Lance and I are both attorneys, but I am taking time off to raise the girls. We live in Randolph, N.J.” . . . Pina LoGiudice earned her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree, as well as her master’s degree in acupuncture, in June 2003. She is codirector of in New York City. She is also the author of “Natural Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease,” which was published in the recent third edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine. Pina specializes in natural medicine for children, women’s health, and infertility issues. . . . Mitch Riesenberger and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their son, Andrew James, on January 17. They live in Boston, where Mitch is a partner in a wealth advisory group at the U.S. Private Bank of Credit Suisse.

Mark Campanella ’97 (MS) and Jennifer Gottheld were married on April 30, 2005, in DeWitt, N.Y. Mark is an attorney with Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina in Rochester, and Jennifer is an occupational therapist for Interactive Therapy Group. . . . Nakul Vakil (see ’97). . . . Mary (Carrie) Yager ’06M (MD) writes, “I (finally) earned my M.D. from the School of Medicine and Dentistry in May. My residency is in internal medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. I plan to specialize in geriatrics.”

Aaron Gleason writes, “Amy Beale and I were married on April 15 in Syracuse. Erik Smithers, Justin Fox ’04 (PhD), and Robert Greene were among the guests.” . . . Karem Harth writes, “My fiancé, Nakul Vakil ’96, and I celebrated a very special day recently—Match Day 2006 at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. We will both be general surgery residents: I will be going to Case Western/University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Nakul will be going to the Cleveland Clinic.” . . . Helaine Klein and Adam Horowitz were married on March 11 in Rockleigh, N.J. Helaine writes, “Many of my Sigma Delta Tau sisters attended: Deborah Klein Geller ’94, ’99M (MD), Jennifer Ross, Jocelyn Moss Roth ’96, Becky Noskow Morton ’96, Randi Kruth Wheeler ’96, and Joanna Poscover Schranz ’96. Adam and I live in Milford, Conn.”

Kelly Koyama writes, “I’ve joined the corporate legal department at McGraw-Hill Companies in New York City, as associate general counsel.” Previously, Kelly was an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. . . . Bobbie Jo Rimel and Emily Lehrer affirmed their partnership on May 20 in a commitment ceremony in Chicago, where they live. Bobbie Jo is a third-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Emily is a graduate student in public policy at the University of Chicago.

Lynn Lizotte writes, “I married Allan Townsend on November 6, 2004, in Portland, Maine. Amanda Juszczak Trotti was a bridesmaid.” . . . Lina Perkins Wilder ’99E is an assistant professor of English at Connecticut College in New London. She specializes in Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, and 20th-century drama.