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Rochester Review
May-June 2010
Vol. 72, No. 5

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River Campus Undergraduate: 2000s


Brian Gottesman writes that he has joined the Wilmington, Del., law firm Berger Harris as a director. He will lead the firm’s corporate and business entity counseling group.


Patrick Ripton graduated from officer candidate school at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned a second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. Patrick is a platoon leader in the 130th Engineer Brigade in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Patrick writes that classmates can reach him at


Brian Minehan (see ’05).


Sarah Zimet and Alex Provan were married last June at Wagner Vineyards, along Seneca Lake, in Lodi, N.Y. Rochester alumni and students attending were (back row) Aaron Blumkin ’07M (MS), Josh Blumkin ’98, Eric Schweigert ’04, Alex; (middle row) Mike Hakiel ’04, Adam Smith ’04, Kevin Vander Naald, Sarah, Julie Mihalek ’06; (front row) Mike McCormick ’04, Susan Johnson ’07, ’08S (MS), and Lenore Kubie, a doctoral student in chemistry. . . . Jeff White married Marissa Shams in San Diego last October. They live in Stuttgart, Germany, where Jeff is a Navy lieutenant in the U.S. European Command. Jeff writes: “Lots of friends and soccer teammates from Rochester made the trip across the country to help us celebrate! Thank you so much!” . . . Cheri Redlinski and Brian Minehan ’04 were married in Buffalo last August. Father Brian Cool of the River Campus Interfaith Chapel officiated. Cheri and Brian live in West Hartford, Conn., where Cheri is a school psychologist and Brian is an attorney. Rochester alumni and students attending the wedding were (back to front, left to right) Lawrence Brodney ’68, Myra Zauderer Brodney ’68, Cathy Jones Minehan ’68 (Brian’s mother), Nicole Lehman, Daniel Britton ’04, Renee Reynolds Springer ’02, Michael Springer ’04, ’06 (MS), Jonathan Wilmot ’04, Raymond Brown ’03, Amir Dehestani ’01, Craig Pipal ’04, Ross D’Eredita ’04, Kimberly Elson, Jessica Marabella ’04, Olivia LaBoda, Brian, Cecilia Ramos, Andrea Galati, Alycia Redlinski ’10 (Cheri’s cousin), Kathryn O’Shei Lennon ’05, Paula Redlinski Holbig ’79 (Cheri’s cousin), Amanda Horst, Cheri, and Nicholas Lennon ’06. Christopher Apple, coach of the men’s soccer team, also attended. . . . Emily Hickey writes that she and Brad Taylor ’07 were married in August 2008 in Brockton, Mass. The wedding was officiated by Ben Snitkoff ’06. Rochester alumni in attendance were (left to right) Ryan Accetta, Rebecca Phillips ’08, Jessica Stoll ’06, ’09 (MA), Dan McCormick ’08, Emily, Brad, Ben, Drew Phillips ’08, Ray Watts, Ted Martens ’08, Elizabeth Campisi ’08, Tim Teinfeld ’09, Pat Murray ’08, Olivia Pedersen ’09, and Colin Brown ’07.


David Morse ’07 and Rachel (Kat) Abejuela were married in July 2008 at the Rialto Square Theatre outside Chicago. The wedding was officiated by Father Brian Cool of the Interfaith Chapel. In attendance were many Rochester alumni, including Kyle Struble, Genna Feldman ’07, ’08W (MS), James Kulesa, Jess William, Tony Terradas, Raquel Antonious, Brian Hallahan, Deste Relyea ’07, Rob Levasseur ’06, ’07 (MS), Portia Bridges, Brian Mooney, Steven Gelb ’07, Brian Metro, Celinda Gebhardt, Patrick Zinter, Meagan Miller, Mike Rothberg, Eric Campbell ’09, Robert Handzel ’09, and Amanda Stoebe ’09. David was in the Sigma Chi fraternity and Kat was in the Kappa Delta sorority. They live in South Bend, Ind., where Dave is working toward his doctorate in physics at the University of Notre Dame and Kat will be graduating in May from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. They will be moving to Geneva, Switzerland, this summer, where Dave will be working on his doctoral thesis at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. . . . Ben Snitkoff (see ’05).


Brad Taylor (see ’05). . . . David Morse (see ’07).


Hannah Geswein and Adam Williamson send a photo from their wedding. In the front row (left to right) are Anne Ferguson, Julie Smith, Melissa Collier, Nicole Toscano, Gail Fogel, and Amanda Taylor; and in the back row (left to right) are Kyle Aures ’09 (MA), Katie Matthews, Kathleen Mulvaney ’10, Greg Meditz, John Kreckel ’09, Peter Faber, Hannah, Adam, Brian Thomas ’06, Lynn Carrier, Brittany Oliver, and Michelle Serwacki.