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Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1990s

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

More about Meliora Weekend

Kappa Delta alumnae Lisa Chapman Clay, Erin O’Rourke Fuller, Brenda Gingalewski Smith, Nicole Schaeffer Orlov, and Lisa Lim Mui send a photo from their weekend reunion last November. . . . Dwayne Day writes that he has moved from Berlin to Papua New Guinea and has remarried. He writes, “My new wife is named Phuong and we both crew a fishing trawler, the Lonely Duck, based out of Port Moresby. So if anybody finds themselves in this weird corner of the world, look us up.” . . . Mun Shieh (see ’89).

Laurie Romanow Fladd sends a photo of herself and alumnae Christine Flanagan, Marissa Feinsilver, and Margo Rohrer Brousseau ’93, who got together for a weekend in New Jersey. . . . David Kemp, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, sends a photo from last October’s Navy Birthday Ball in Washington, D.C., where the guest of honor was Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter ’69. Kemp was joined by Lt. Cmdr. Rob Burns ’93. “It was a great evening,” David notes. In the photo are Rob (second from left) and his wife, Kristen, the guest of honor, and David and his wife, Marie-Christine. . . . Brad Piver and his wife, Sharon, welcomed their third child, Tatem Shea, on June 21, 2006. The family, including sons, Austin, 10, and Preston, 6, lives in northern Virginia.

Jim Galovski (see ’94). . . . Jackie Peckham and Michael Tan ’95 send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Jameson Louise, on August 9, 2006. Mike is an infectious disease physician at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and assistant professor of internal medicine at Northeastern Ohio University’s College of Medicine.

Pediatrician Swati Gandhi has joined Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer, N.Y. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association of Professional Indian Doctors. . . . Rachel Kramer and her husband, Chris, send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Eva, on September 8, 2006. They live in Watertown, Mass., where Rachel is a teacher in the Newton public schools. . . . Michael Posner writes that he has been working as an assistant professor at Villanova University over the past year as he “finally!” finished his Ph.D. in biostatistics from Boston University in April 2006. He and his wife, Wendy Smith, send a photo of their children, Yael Rebecca and Jonah Ezra.

Jim ’92 and Tara Rider Galovski send a photo of their daughters, Saige, 5, and Hope, 17 months. The family lives in St. Louis, where James has been named global director of supply chain for the NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Co., and Tara is an associate research professor in the psychology department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. . . . Jeff Storch married Monica Emerick on October 28, 2006. Keith Butsunturn was a groomsman, and Jeannie Uyanik ’95 was the wedding planner. Guests included Felix Figueroa, Fred Goetz, Josh Freedman, and Stefanie Firtell ’95. . . . Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing, writes that three of his authors won 2006 Best Specialized Book awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild, and four won Extraordinary Merit awards.

Frederick Beer, a founder of Auragen Communications in Rochester, has become chairman of the company, and fellow founder David Thiel has been named CEO. . . . Keri Claiborne Boyle sends a photo to note that after almost eight years of competing in triathlons, she raced her first full Ironman in Florida last November. She completed the race, which consists of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, in 12 hours and 50 minutes. . . . Andrew and Lisa Graf Falconer send a photo to note the arrival of their first child, Benjamin Rhys, on October 8, 2006, in Chicago, where they have lived since 1998. In 2003, Andrew cofounded a Web design and consulting agency, Element Creative. Lisa is an assistant vice president with ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank Corp, where she has worked in human resources since 2001. . . . Jaime Berman Friedman is a pediatrician in San Diego, Calif., where she lives with her husband, Brian. She sends a photo of their children, Samantha, 10 months, and Zachary, 3 years old. . . . Christina Valvo Hellner ’98W (MS) and her husband, Wade, send a photo to announce the birth of their daughter, Linnea Francesca, on May 3, 2006. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. Christina, who plans to take a few years off from teaching Spanish to raise her daughter, moved with her family from Sunnyvale, Calif., to northern Virginia in early November. . . . Janine Jurkowski sends a photo from her marriage to Michael Lefebvre on August 6, 2006. Fellow alumna and Delta Gamma sister Denise Smith Steppenbeck was one of the five bridesmaids. . . . Cristina Sierra and her husband, Daniel, send a photo to announce the birth of their first baby, Gabrielle Sierra Liberman, born June 3, 2006. The family lives in Chicago, where Cristina works for the software company Ariba while finishing up an executive M.B.A. at Northwestern’s Kellogg School. . . . Michael Tan (see ’92). . . . Michael Westphal writes that he has taken a new position at the World Bank, working on climate change and biodiversity issues.

Esther Garvey Eagan has been named associate licensing manager for the Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach at the University at Buffalo. . . . John Kelly and his wife, Nancy, send a photo to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Mangan, on September 23, 2006. They live in Milton, Mass. John writes, “Sorry I missed the 10th reunion but hopefully I’ll catch up with everyone at the 15th!”

Mike Lyons and his wife, Sarah, send a photo of their new baby boy, Ethan George, who was born on September 15, 2006. Ethan weighed 5 pounds and was 19 inches long. The family has moved to Hernando, Miss., where Mike runs a podiatry practice. . . . Diana Past Napolitano has been named government relations associate in the Office of Government and Community Relations at Syracuse University.

Brian Militzok (see ’99). . . . Aaron Muderick and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed daughter Rebecca Sylvia on August 17, 2006. Elizabeth joins big sister Sara, 3. . . . Joe and Nicole Laudisio Tamer ’99 send a photo to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Dominic. Zachary joins big sister, Abigail, and big brother, Christian. Joe is an instructor of science education at the Emma Willard School. Nicole is enjoying her time at home with their children. They live in Albany. . . . Bianca Wojcik has been named development director of the Naples Art Association in Naples, Fla.

Elana Brownstein and Brian Militzok ’98 were married on April 29, 2006, in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., and sent a photo (left to right from the front row): Ria Dimalanta Nova ’98, Sarah Heller, Jim Levin, Matthew Shulman ’98, Julie Mazzara Shulman ’98, Ellyn Weinstein Black ’00, Elana, Raina Morganstein, Amy Lisandrelli Noye ’98, Chris Noye ’98, Gregg Simon ’98, Kara O’Leary ’98, Jamie Bergman Lynn ’98, Brian, David Cheikin ’97, Sara Ryan Jackson, Josh Weinstein ’98, Ryall Carroll ’98, Steven Yunis ’98, David Katz ’95, Joel Malen, Steven Gottlieb ’98, Kevin McClain ’98, Andrew Hyatt ’00, and Jay Goswami ’99. . . . Sandy Rapp married Gregory Maltzman on September 3, 2006, in New York City. Bridesmaids included Danielle Roger Malmet, Stephanie McBride, and Lisa Budd ’99. Sandy is a producer at CNBC. . . . Lyndie Siff ’05S (MBA) married Cory Fasold ’05S (MBA) on October 7, 2006, in Falmouth, Maine. Lyndie is a management associate in the Citi Cards division of Citigroup. Cory is an investment banking associate at Bear Stearns. They live in New York City. . . . Amanda Juszczak Trotti sends an update: She graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in May 2003 and married classmate Domenic Trotti on October 25, 2003. She writes, “Our beautiful daughter, Serena, followed on January 12, 2004. After practicing in New York City for a few years, we moved to Toronto in January 2006 and are now both working hard in private practice. I still keep in close touch with a number of fellow alums, who I must say are the best friends I have ever made in my entire life. I miss New York, but I love living in Canada!” . . . Marcos Vera has opened a modern furniture, clothing, and accessories boutique called :nook in Rochester. Marc donates a portion of proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Doctors Without Borders.