University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 2000s

Reunion News

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering classes celebrating reunions

October 19–21, 2007

Slater Society: All post-50th Reunion Classes
65th Reunion: 1942
60th Reunion: 1947
55th Reunion: 1952
50th Reunion: 1957
45th Reunion: 1962
40th Reunion: 1967
35th Reunion: 1972
30th Reunion: 1977
25th Reunion: 1982
20th Reunion: 1987
15th Reunion: 1992
10th Reunion: 1997
5th Reunion: 2002

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Amy Beckhusen married Scott Challener ’03 in July 2005. They send a photo of alumni who attended the ceremony, including best man Pat Hsieh ’03 (Mas) and, writes Amy, “the Review’s own famous maiden of honor” Eileen Campbell. The wedding party also included Karen Kennedy ’97, Christian Bracho ’99, ’00W (MS), Rebecca Green, Lauren Heath ’01, Dustin Tingley ’01, Matt Culyba ’02, and Lauren Shookhoff ’06, ’06E. Karen sang and Lauren played the harp. . . . Michael Lisman writes that he has moved to Washington, D.C., where he works on education policy issues in Central America and the Caribbean with the Inter-American Dialogue, a center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs.

Heather Gordon married Kevin Morgan on August 19, 2006 in Lewistown, Pa. Bridesmaid Amy Sonricker ’00 sent a photo of the couple with alumni who attended: Alison Henry ’02, Keith Rosengren ’00, Heather, Kevin, bridesmaid Traci Rogers ’00, ’01W (MS), and Amy. Heather and Kevin live in Bloomington, Minn. . . . Matthew and Deborah Postelnek Gruber send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Stacey Alyssa, born on November 19, 2006.

Alaina Jasinevicius married Nicholas Harkness on September 3, 2006, in Chicago, and sent a photo. Alumni at the ceremony included Maureen Boyle, Anne Lyster, Liz Scime (right to left, behind the couple). David ’03 and Emily Judy Howland ’03, Will Braunstein and Kate Minneman ’01E also attended. . . . Andrea Kay married Adam Stoltz on October 14 in New York City. Andrea is a New York sales representative for Merck & Co. and is working toward a master’s degree in public health at New York Medical College. Adam is an account planner at ad agency JWT. . . . Justin Lamontagne married Marycelina Dumas on September 23, 2006, in Kennebunkport, Maine. They sent a wedding photo of the bridal party with groomsmen James Schwarz (far right) and Neil Davids (far left). Other alumni in attendance included Scott Brown, Phil Crotty, Kelly Coulahan, Michael Carletta, Katie Stiefel, Joe Quijano, Ryan Kadlubowski ’03, Carolyn Brown ’03 and Zach Fleming ’04. Justin says, “Marycelina and I are happily living in Portland, Maine, and I am working as a commercial real estate broker. Feel free to contact me at” . . . Nicole Proia writes that she has accepted a research analyst position at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago and is planning an October 2007 wedding to Mark DiRaddo. . . . Christina Seid sends a photo showing June Ho ’02 (left), Andrew Wasmath, and her at the Project by Project’s Food and Wine Tasting Event, where they were volunteers. Proceeds went to promoting Asian Americans in the arts and media.

Scott Challener ’03 (see ’00). . . . Christine Holmberg Cooper and her husband, Max, send a photo from their September 24, 2005, wedding in Utica, N.Y. Alumni at the ceremony included (from back row left to right) Brian Moravan ’04, Melissa Arms Moravan ’04, Mike Spurgeon, Lamar Ager ’04, Robert Gore, Max, Kate Gurnett Busse ’04, Matt Busse ’04, Justin Ward, Brittany Berger ’04, Sharon Leibenhaut Tievsky ’72, Andrew Tievsky ’70, and Pascal DiScenna ’78; (front row, left to right) Diane Woodworth Hartmann ’87M (MD), ’91M (Res), Paul Dziwis ’81, ’85M (MD), ’88M (Res), Janice Kurkowski Langdon ’70W (MA), Christine, Mary-Elaine Dziwis Weins ’79N, ’82N (MS), Meghan White, and Carolyn Dziwis DiScenna ’78, ’82M (MD). Chris and Max live in Washington, D.C. . . . Kathryn Daley has joined the Syracuse law office of Hiscock and Barclay as an associate attorney focusing on commercial and intellectual property litigation. . . . Ieva Gruzina has become the executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Visit

Lisa Brassaw writes that she, Elizabeth Conway ’03, Elizabeth Smith, and Erika Wasserstein completed last October’s Marine Corps Marathon. “We had many Rochester supporters,” Lisa writes and sends a photo of (from top left) Brian Strandberg ’03, ’04 (MS), Erika, Beth Delgiacco, and Amanda Schwartzkopf ’03; (from bottom left) Joseph Lanning ’00, Lisa, Elizabeth Conway, Michelle Gabriele, and Sarah Malecki ’05 (MS). (Elizabeth Smith is not pictured). . . . John Haffey married Jessica Kessler on July 1, 2006 in Pittsford, N.Y. John works at Kodak, and Jessica is a physical therapist at University Sports Medicine. They live in Chili, N.Y. . . . Nicholas VanDerwerken ’04 (see ’95).

Jennifer Taber and Nicholas VanDerwerken ’04 send a photo from their marriage on October 14, 2006. Alumni in attendance included Megan Green, Jessica Marabella ’04, Kimberly Elson, Katherine Walsh, Laura Reed, Emily Locker, Adam Kasowitz, Daniel ’04 and Brieanne Turchetti McLaughlin, and Matthew Coleman ’05 (MS). Jennifer works as a publicist for Houghton Mifflin Children’s Books in Boston. Nicholas is a graduate of Teach for America and currently teaches sixth-grade English at KIPP Academy Lynn in Lynn, Mass. They live in Salem, Mass.