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Rochester Review
September-October 2009
Vol. 72, No. 1

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River Campus Undergraduate 1990s


Neil Day has been appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer at Shutterfly, an Internet-based personal publishing service in Redwood City, Calif. . . . Robert and Rebecca Hirth Goffman ’92 (MS) send an update: “We are still living in Minnesota and enjoying the warmer spring weather. Robert earned his MBA in 1997 and is a project manager for Northwest Airlines. We love the flight benefits! Rebecca completed her PsyD in clinical psychology in 2007 and is the supervisor and a therapist at Volunteers of America, Mental Health Clinics, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. She recently passed her licensure exam (big relief) and is celebrating! We are blessed with three beautiful children: Ben, 10, Marisa, 7, and Alana, 3, who have been amazingly supportive while we work/study.” . . . Jodi Rubtchinsky Smith sends a photo and an update. “A recent fundraising brunch at the Boston American Girl doll store brought out many Rochester alumni with their own American girls!” Pictured, from left to right, are Don Dizon ’91, ’95M (MD) and Isabelle Dizon-Stoll; Anna Bognolo-Rajballie and Claudia Rajballie; Jodi and Sophia Smith; Christine Holsten Schuler ’88 and Betsy Schuler; Andrea Greiff and Olivia Durante; and Marianne Seidman Cohen ’89 and Elianna and Shoshanna Cohen.”


Don Dizon ’95M (MD) (see ’90).


Jonathan Stern completed a PhD in musicology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also holds a master of music degree in orchestral trombone performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He teaches at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music and is a freelance musician.


Jonathan and Kimberly Ramirez Levine ’97 announce the birth of their son, Bronson Emrys Levine, in January 2009.


Kimberly Ramirez Levine (see ’95).


Kathleen Smith Caruso sends a photo from her wedding to Scott Caruso at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., in June 2008. Guests included Avra Romanowitz, Jesse Sholinsky, and Dana Romanoff ’00. . . . Amanda Cronkhite sends news and a photo from her wedding: “On May 2, 2009, I got married near Montego Bay, Jamaica, in a sunset ceremony on the beach. My husband, Gonzalo Bolivar, is from Mexico; he works at Archer Daniels Midland and we live in Champaign, Ill., where I’m starting doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall. Fellow Rochester alumni served as bridesmaids.” Pictured are Tara Chapman Benson, Christina Kershaw Rule, Amanda, Gonzalo Bolivar, and Noah Drezner ’00.