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Class Notes Fall 2009

 

Barry Winkler '65 et al

'65

Barry Winkler (left), Howie Levinton '65 (far right) and their wives, Susan and Peggy, met for dinner at the Left Bank Restaurant in York, Pa., in June. Howie and Peggy drove from Baltimore to meet Barry and Susan, who were returning to Southfield, Mich., from New York. Howie and Barry are happy to report they are "still crazy after all these years, and their wives agree."

 

 

 

 

 '67

John Cecconi retired after a career of nearly 40 years in health care and academic administration. He is past president of three metro New York hospital administrator associations. His military service included two tours in Vietnam as a commissioned naval officer. He lives in Ossining, N.Y., where he is engaged in several music activities, is an avid golfer and an instrument-rated pilot. He would like to hear from friends by e-mail.

Patricia Kennealy Morrison has published the first two books of The Rock & Roll Murders: The Rennie Stride Mysteries, her Sixties murder mystery series: Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore (Lizard Queen Press, 2007) and California Screamin’: Murder at Monterey Pop (Lizard Queen Press, 2009). She is also the author of Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison and The Keltiad science-fantasy series.

TAU reunion

 

Neil Henry got together with Bill Powell and George Coleman, both '68, in the spring at the Tau Alpha Upsilon reunion in Binghamton (pictured at right). About 150 TAU brothers attended. Neil can be reached by e-mail.

 

 

'68

Dr. Michael "Mickey" Shaw was appointed to the editorial board of the International Reading Association's professional journal, Reading Teacher. He was also appointed as an association representative to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

 

 

'69

Nancy Glube, MAT ’75 wrote a book Never Get Lost Again: Navigating Your HR Career, which was published by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Seth Segall edited and contributed several chapters to Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings (SUNY Press, 2003).

 

 

'70

Howard Herrnstadt is teaching ESOL at High Point High School in Beltsville, Md. He is still very involved in music (harmonica, vocals, electric bass), and invites alumni to his website. He can be contacted by e-mail.

 

 

Cary Africk '72

'72

Cary Africk (pictured at left) was elected Councilor for the Second Ward for the Township of Montclair, N.J., a suburb of New York, with a population of 38,000. Since leaving Binghamton, Cary has worked in the high-tech field, most recently spending 11 years as director of business development for an international firm specializing in technology for the data storage industry. He has three children, Brett, Sara and Emily.

 

 

 

 

'73

Michael Philion published his first novel Baggattaway (Wordclay, 2009); modern Chippewa stake their lives on the resurrection of their sacred game (lacrosse) in the 2010 World Championships.

 

 

'74

Barbara Wild received a DMA in choral conducting from Boston University in January 2009. She is director of vocal music at Rondout Valley High School in Accord, N.Y., and conducts a women's choir, Wild Women in Song. She fondly remembers the 1970s in the Harpur Chorale under David Buttolph and Fred Thayer. She can be contacted by e-mail.

Clark M. Zlotchew, PhD was promoted to SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia in May 2009. He has published 15 books. His book of short stories, Once Upon a Decade, set in the 1950s, was slated for publication in August.

 

 

'75

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz is co-editor of Socially Constructing Communication (Hampton, 2009). For five months, she was a fellow at the Collegium de Lyon, an institute for advanced studies in France. Her research project was The Social Construction of Interdisciplinarity. She chaired the organizing committee for the National Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue, held in July 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ann Raszmann Brown is assistant vice president at Buffalo State College. She has worked for a number of colleges and universities as a designer, marketer and administrator in Massachusetts and New York. Her husband Walter Brown '74 manages rehabilitation services for Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute. They have two children – an actress and an environmentalist – and celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.

 

 

'77

Mark Kross had his jazz cantata Pirke Avot: Sayings of the Fathers performed by the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Community Orchestra, under the direction of Olev Viro '77. On his way to Boston, Mark stopped in Binghamton to sit in at a jam session run by former Harpur Jazz Ensemble director Al Hamme, see former music theory professor Alice Mitchell, and have spiedies at Sharkey's. Mark's recordings are available at iTunes, Rhapsody and markkross.com.

 

 

Jeff Bernstein '78 et al'78

Jeff Bernstein celebrated the Bat Mitzvah of his youngest daughter, Jamie. Attendees included (from left to right): Al Bergman and Paul Buraczenski, both '77; John Hanley '78; and Shelley Ruggles '77. (Jeff is on the right.) Michelle (Scheinberg) Hanley '80 took the photo.

Eric Tunis is a partner in the litigation department and white collar defense and corporate compliance practice group in the law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP in Woodbridge, N.J.

Zita Wenzel, MA, PhD ’80 is a visiting researcher at Keio University in Tokyo, where she lives. She is also artistic director of Ballet Pixelle, a company that is integrating virtual and physical dance. She celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary in Paris.

 

 

Vincent J. Pizzulli, Jr. '79'79

Vincent J. Pizzulli, Jr. (pictured at right) joined the Long Island-based law firm of Certilman Balin as a partner in the real estate practice group.

 

 

 

Mark Morfopoulos '81 and Florence Levine'81

Mark Morfopoulos married Florence Levine (pictured at left) on July 19, 2009, at Beckwith Pointe Country Club, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Guests included Alan Kreisbuch, Mark Salsberg, Robin Salsberg and Matt Shaw, all '81; Ken Abrahams '82; and Richard Morfopoulos '84. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia.

 

 

 

'84

Margot Berwin published her first novel Hot House Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire (Pantheon, 2009). It was optioned as a film by Sony Pictures, with Julia Roberts attached as star and producer.

Michaeline A. Crichlow, MA, PhD '88 is the author of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination (Duke University Press, 2009).

Edgar W. Levy, PE is a licensed engineer, specializing in structural engineering and construction engineering and management. He works as a design and construction services project manager within the facilities division of North Carolina State University. He also offers residential construction courses through Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C. He can be contacted by e-mail.

Adam McKible is the co-editor of Little Magazines and Modernism: New Approaches (Ashgate, 2007).

 

 

'85

Zoe "Candi" (Bloom) Bornhoft, MBA '86 has been living in Germany for 17 years, and been married to Dr. Chrstoph Bornhoft for 16 years. The couple has three daughters, ages 10, 9 and 7. Zoe was teaching at an international university in Germany until the birth of her first daughter. She can be contacted by e-mail.

 

 

'86

Ken Domenech, MBA is vice president of financial planning and analysis for a division of Global Payments. He lives near Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife and children.

 

 

Rachel Lauren Krisberg'87

Mickey Epstein married Rick Krisburg '88 on Aug. 20, 2006, in Manhattan. They welcomed a daughter, Rachel Lauren (pictured at left), on June 1, 2007. The family lives in Manhattan.

 

 

Rossetti family

 

'90

Lou (Rossetti) Penrose and his wife, Amber, welcomed their first child, a son, Gianni, in January 2009 (family pictured at right).

 

 

'91

Lisa (Derian) Lieberman and her husband, Andy, welcomed a daughter, Rebecca Sophie, on April 9, 2009. She joins sister Hannah. The family lives in Plainview, N.Y.

Kathryn Jane Quinn married Gregory Leo Niemasik in a private ceremony on the beach at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort in Castries, St. Lucia, on July 13, 2009. Kathryn is a commercial litigator at the law firm Meier & Fine LLC, and lives with her husband in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kelli Valade is chief operating officer for Chili’s Grill & Bar and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, overseeing the operations for more than 1,400 restaurants nationwide.

Whittaker-Cabo childrenKathy Whittaker-Cabo and her husband, Dan, welcomed a son, William Michael, on April 29, 2008. He joins siblings Matthew (11 years old), Andrew (9) and Mia Grace (2). The family lives in Plainsboro, N.J., where Kathy is at home with the kids (pictured at left).

 

 

 

 

'92

Roderick Bush, PhD is the author of The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line (Temple University Press, 2009). He is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at St. John’s University in New York.

Doris (Dabelstein) Cromer and her husband welcomed a son, Lucas, in March 2009. He joins brother Matthew.

Jeana DelRosso is interim dean of arts and sciences at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she is an associate professor of English and women’s studies. She lives in Ellicott City, Md., with her husband, David Freeman '90, and their children Sofia (6 years old) and Jamie (2).

Dan Hanlon is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, assigned to the organized crime and drug enforcement task force. He lives in Averill Park, N.Y., with his wife, Paula, and daughters, Julia (6 years old) and Grace (3).

Marie (Licata) Fiscella and her husband, Vincent, welcomed a son, Ryan Anthony, on June 13, 2009. He joins brothers Nicolas (6 years old) and Joseph (4). The family lives in Merrick, N.Y.

Deborah (Ohlstein) Bresalier and her husband, Robert, welcomed a son, Alexander Ryan, on March 8, 2009. He joins sister Abigail (6 years old) and brother Ethan (2). The family lives in New Providence, N.J.

Chris Sacco and his wife, Joanne, welcomed a son, Anthony, on Dec. 15, 2008. He joins sister Gina (5 years old). The family lives in Holtsville, N.Y.

Lee B. Salz celebrated the first anniversary of his eLearning firm Business Expert Webinars in April 2009.

Bonnie Schiff Rothschild and her husband, Gary, welcomed twin daughters, Merri Elana and Brooke Allison, on July 2, 2009. They join brothers Jonathan and Brandon. Bonnie is a teacher and lives with her family in Plainview, N.Y.

 

 

Janine D. Bahar '93'93

Janine D. Bahar (pictured at left) is executive director of the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, a non-profit foundation that promotes, supports, develops and encourages research and education concerning orthopaedic care and advancements in technologies and treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal diseases. She lives in Stamford, Conn., with her husband, Gidon Katz, and their two children.

Adam Glick and his wife, Nicole, welcomed a daughter, Mandy Elizabeth, on March 18, 2009. She joins brothers Andrew Dylan and Nathan Shay. The family lives in Dix Hills, N.Y.

Adrienne Kaufman Katz and her husband, Philip Katz '92, welcomed a daughter, Lauren Sydney, on June 26, 2009. She joins brother Steven Russell (6 years old) and sister Alexa Rachel (4 years old). The family lives in Old Bethpage, N.Y.

Marie A. Landsman '93

 

Marie A. Landsman (pictured at right) joined the law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC as an associate. She is based in Garden City, N.Y., working in the firm's real estate practice.

Alison Mitzner '93 and Marc B. Schulder

 

Alison L. Mitzner married Marc B. Schulder (pictured at left) on Feb. 15, 2009. Guests included Jen Dicker Gaylord '91; Edmond Kalotkin and Jacqui Levine, both '92; Michele Rubinoff Kalotkin, Meredith Finnin, Alison Smith, Sherry Loeb Rothenberg, Nikki Constanteles Santucci and Aimee Matza Jayinski, all '93. The couple lives in Manhattan, where Alison is a medical director at Pfizer, Inc.

Joanna Silver and her husband, Kevin Organ, welcomed a son, Jacob Christopher, on Jan. 6, 2009. Joanna is a partner at the law firm Cullen and Dykman, LLP, and lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Jonathan Wasserstein and his wife, Allison, welcomed a son, Samuel Marc, on April 25, 2009. He joins brother Max (3 years old). He is an optometrist in Livingston, N.J.

 

 

'94

David Borak and his wife, Jill, welcomed a new baby, Elijah Alexander, on July 29, 2009. He joins brother Sam (7 years old) and sister Addie (3). David works for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. The family lives in Fairfax, Va.

 

 

Robert C. Angelillo '95'95

Robert C. Angelillo (pictured at left) is a member of the law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC. He was previously an associate with the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and disability insurance claims law practice.

Ronald Berkowitz and his wife, Jennifer (Stein) Berkowitz '95, welcomed a son, Asher Eli, on Feb. 13, 2009. He joins brother Brandon (4 years old). Ron is a banker and Jenn is an occupational therapist; the family lives in Oceanside, N.Y.

Albert family

 

Stacy (Durr) Albert and her husband, John Albert '96, welcomed twins, Kyler John and Taelyn Marie, on March 9, 2009 (family pictured at right). They join brother Cade Michael (3 years old). Stacy is a high school teacher and freelance magazine writer/editor. John is a high school social studies teacher and coach. The family lives on Eastern Long Island, where they built a lodge-style log home. Stacy and John can be contacted by e-mail.

Mitchell R. Edwards is a partner in the litigation law group of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Providence, R.I. Providence Business News named Edwards one of Rhode Island's "40 Under Forty," for his efforts in advocacy and mentoring of young people in the Providence community.

Brian Hug received the Employee of the Year award from the Maryland Department of the Environment, for his outstanding efforts to improve air quality, including first-time efforts to address climate change in Maryland.

Jung H. Park was promoted to partner at the New York office of law firm Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. Her practice includes commercial litigation, antitrust, unfair business practices, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, employment, professional malpractice, product liability and construction defects.

Christian J. Soller is a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP in Albany, N.Y., concentrating his practice on business litigation and personal injury.

Deborah (Walman) Berkowitz and her husband, Steven, welcomed a son, Seth Aden, on Feb. 6, 2009. He joins sister Sari (2 years old). Deborah is an accounting manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives with her family in Riverdale, N.Y.

 

 

Kim Bissell, MA '96'96

Kim Bissell, MA (pictured at left) is Southern Progress Corporation Endowed Professor in Magazine Journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She received the 2009 Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for outstanding early career accomplishments.

Kerri Cohen Dumelle and her husband welcomed a son, Brady John, on Jan. 1, 2009. He joins brother Zachary (4 years old).

Roberta (Fischer) Misthal and her husband, Marc Misthal '96, welcomed a son, Benjamin Scott, on May 30, 2008. He joins brother Aaron (3 years old). Marc is a partner with the law firm Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, PC, in Manhattan. The family lives in West Orange, N.J.

Allison Graffeo is a partner in the New York office of the law firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.

Jennifer (Jennah) Bender Quail and her husband, Mark, welcomed their second child, Deidre Grace, on Nov. 10, 2008. She joins brother Ethan (3 years old). Jen teaches high school English and lives with her family in East Greenbush, N.Y.

Madison Emma KocisJamie (Knoll) Kocis and her husband, Chris, welcomed a daughter, Madison Emma (pictured at right), on April 20, 2008. Jamie is a structured finance lawyer in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie.

Alyssa (Lefkowitz) Esteves and her husband, Christopher, welcomed a daughter, Lily Ava, on Oct. 10, 2008. The family lives in Old Bethpage, N.Y.

Jordan S. Linn was appointed to the advisory board of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, N.Y. He is an associate in the trusts and estates department of the law firm Farrell Fritz PC.

Jennifer Margiotta thanks the Binghamton alumni who contacted her after she lost her life partner, Cindy Rono, on Oct. 14, 2008. Jennifer started a blog.

David Moskowitz and his wife, Hilary, welcomed a son, Benjamin Robert, on Aug. 28, 2008. David is a tax manager at Ernst & Young LLP, and lives with his family in Verona, N.J.

Daniel Schuchman and his wife, Ilana (Silberman) Schuchman '98, welcomed a daughter, Avery Taylor, on Oct. 4, 2008.

 

 

'97

Andrew H. Lipton and his wife, Shelby, welcomed a son, Marcus Benjamin, on Nov. 6, 2008. He lives in Manhattan with his family and is an attorney for Morgan Stanley.

Daniel Felix RussoFelix Russo and his wife, Mary Jo, welcomed a son, Daniel Felix (pictured at left), on April 22, 2009, in Nesconset, N.Y. Felix is a senior tax manager for a small boutique compliance and consulting firm.

Lisa (Sklow) Valladares and her husband, Nelson, welcomed a daughter, Olivia Margaret, on April 11, 2009. The family lives in Midland Park, N.J.

Lauren Tobing '97 and Jeff Puente

 

Lauren Tobing married Jeff Puente (pictured at right) on April 27, 2008, in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Melissa (Greenberg) Eckers, Michele (Neidich) Epple and Sharon (Weigang) Callahan, all '97, were bridesmaids. Guests included Randy Eckers and Chris Callahan, both '96; Michele (Follick) Toll, Chris Epple, Jaclynn (Dyszel) Kirschbaum and Chris Dennis, all '97; Dawn (Geis) Dennis '98; and Ari Toll '99. The couple lives in Kew Gardens Hills, N.Y. Lauren owns a private practice where she provides psychological services to children and families. She can be contacted through drtobingpuente.com.

 

 

Sky Asha Maulik'98

Brandon Bloom is proud to announce that his family and business, Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services in Westbury, N.Y., were honored by the Mental Health Association as Corporate Citizens of the Year. He can be contacted by e-mail.

 Melissa (Feldman) Desjardins and her husband, John, welcomed a son, Alex Michael, on March 17, 2009. He joins sister Olivia Rose (2 years old). The family lives in Manhattan.

Isaiah Gabriel ReyesKristen (Leahy) Dascoli and her husband, Ed, celebrated the first birthday of daughter Erin Frances on Feb. 24, 2009. She has a big sister Leah (3 years old). Kristen is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in health, pharmacy, women’s health and parenting. She can be reached by e-mail.

Christopher Maulik and his wife, Leila Mosavi-Maulik '97, welcomed a daughter, Sky Asha (pictured at left), on July 6, 2009. The family lives in Solana Beach, Calif.

 Michael Maxworthy and his wife, Brenda, welcomed a son, Brayden Michael, on Dec. 11, 2008. The family lives in Manhattan.

Justin Reyes and his wife, Miriam, welcomed their first child, Isaiah Gabriel (pictured at right), on June 12, 2009. The family lives in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

Gianna Ruth ColelloSara Jean (Rohrwasser) Colello and her husband, Christopher, finalized the adoption of their daughter, Gianna Ruth, on June 16, 2009. Sara lives with her family in Pittsfield, Mass., and is a buyer at Country Curtains in Lee, Mass. She can be reached by e-mail.

Kurt Eldridge '00 and Beth St. James '98Beth St. James married Kurt Eldridge '00 on Oct. 25, 2008, at First Universalist Church in Rochester, N.Y. The wedding party included Amy D'Angelo and Staci Weiner, both '98; and Rebecca Bloch '99. Guests included Denise Capasso '96; Elizabeth Sandonato '98; Robert Dorfman, Eric Goldman, Donna Rosenbloom and Angela Salerni, all '99; Emilie Lippmann and Josh Rahimzadeh, both '00; and Vickie Obe '01. The couple lives in Manhattan.

 

 

 

 

 

'99

Laurie Arias and her husband, Ric, welcomed a daughter, Genevieve Astaire "Eve", on April 6, 2009. She joins brothers Esteban (3 years old) and Alejandro (2).

Neil O'Donnell, MA published a fantasy novel, People of the Sword (A-Argus Books, 2009). He lives in Lancaster, N.Y., and teaches critical theory and anthropology courses at Canisius College.

 

 

'00

Alexandra Acker married Jonathan Lyons in Washington, D.C., on June 13, 2009. Jed Downey '00 attended. The couple, both political consultants, lives in the Philadelphia area.

Dave Bacharach and his wife, Alicia, welcomed their second son, Aydin Leeor, on May 28, 2009. He joined brother Dorian and the family's two dogs, Puggles and Lucia. Dave owns and operates his own process serving and legal support services boutique David-A.com. The family lives in New City, N.Y.

Suzanne (Bogdan) Jewett and her husband, Daniel, welcomed a daughter, Amelia Helen, on March 21, 2009. She joins sister Norah (2 years old). The family lives in Boston.

Emily Fischthal married Corey Kanterman on Sept. 14, 2008, in Woodbury, N.Y. Attendees included Randi Lass '87; Michelle Greenberg Baum, Annie (Goldstein) Cohen, Alana Davidson, Brad Green, Holly (Frankenbeck) Kay and Roslyn Schoenbrun, all '00. Emily is an assistant vice president in the claims and legal group at insurance broker Willis HRH. The couple lives in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Jessica (Heend) Skemer and her husband, Roland Skemer '02, welcomed their first child, Matthew Jacob, on July 13, 2009. Jessica is a speech pathologist in the Great Neck School District, and Roland is a history teacher in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District. The family lives in Bayside, N.Y.

Timothy J. Legg, MS is the co-author of Disaster Nursing (Jones & Bartlett, 2008). The book is designed for nursing students and working nurses; it covers, among other topics, being a first responder, disaster volunteering and disaster preparedness.

Nikhil Akash ShahLaura (Panzone) Murray and her husband, Sean Murray '98, welcomed a daughter, Annabelle Lily, on July 13, 2009. She joins brother Jack Ryan (2 years old). Sean is an assistant principal and Laura is a teacher. The family lives in Lynbrook, N.Y.

Emilie (Schwartz) Lippmann and her husband, Rich, welcomed their first child, Maxwell Fisher, on May 27, 2008. The family lives in Roslyn, N.Y.

Samir Shah and his wife, Anu, welcomed a son, Nikhil Akash (pictured at right), on April 8, 2009. The family lives in Chicago.

Jane (Zatulovsky) Gerard and her husband, Evan, welcomed their first child, Ella Blake, on April 14, 2008. The family lives in Manhattan.

 

 

 

Mills children’01

Daniel Camporeale and his wife, Annemarie (Watson) Camporeale '01, welcomed a daughter, Abigail Elizabeth, on Nov. 25, 2008.

Jessica (Clark) Mills and her husband, Robert, welcomed a daughter, Margaret, on July 22, 2009. She (pictured at right)  joins sister Shannon (1 year old).

 

 

Kelly Creighton '01 and James GrahamKelly Creighton married James Graham (pictured at left) on Aug. 23, 2008, in Washington, Conn., on The Gunnery campus. The wedding party included Erin Corcoran '01; Steve Faughnan and Christina Faughnan, both '02. The couple lives in Baltimore, where Kelly is a nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Thomas Liam MongonKimberly (Eyring) Mongon and her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, Thomas Liam (pictured at right), on June 12, 2009. The family lives in Lansdale, Pa.

Kelly (Marks) Cavalli and her husband, Sergio, welcomed a daughter, Kiersten Ann, on Dec. 31, 2008. The family lives in White Plains, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

'02

Rachel Presner married Jeff Minkowsky on May 25, 2008 in Huntington, N.Y. The bridal party included maid of honor Elissa Presner '06, bridesmaids Jamie Fein '01 and Michele (Fulcinelli) DiRico '02, MSE '05; and groomsman Michael Stutman '03, MBA '06. Stacy Huber '02 attended. The couple lives in East Meadow, N.Y.

 

 

Jesse Jenifer '03 and Lilly Lam '03'03

Wendy (Birnbaum) Ofer and her husband, Eyal, welcomed their first child, Sam David, on May 24, 2009. The family lives in Great Neck, N.Y.

Lilly Lam married Jesse Jenifer '03 on July 12, 2008, in Mt. Tremper, N.Y. Carmen Martinez '02 was maid of honor.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alyson Jill Fincke '04'04

Alyson Jill Fincke (pictured at left) earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2009. She will continue her medical training at Crozer Keystone Health System in Drexel Hill, Pa., and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Megan Jones '04 and Peter Ghobrial '03Megan Jones married Peter Ghobrial '03 (pictured at right) on Oct. 25, 2008, in Spring Valley, N.Y. The wedding party included matron of honor Kindra (Oddy) Lloyd, MS '04, maid of honor and groom's sister Lora Ghobrial '07, bridesmaid Michelle (Robbins) Goodman '03, and best man and groom’s brother George Ghobrial '05. Guests included Fred Berlin '02, David Goodman '03, Bryan Lloyd, MS '05, and Matt Kornher '07. The couple honeymooned in Ireland, England and Scotland, and lives in Connecticut. Megan works for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Peter is a radiology resident.

Joanne Tang married Dave Spector '02 on April 26, 2008, in New York. Guests included Daniel Wolfe, Anthony Ramirez, Jeremy Zareski, Nicole (Roth) Zareski and Mike Estrich, all '02; Chao Huang and Vanessa Coras, both '03; Erik Colon '03, MA '04; Eric Ma '04; Elaine Liu '04, MSW '07, Tina Chiu and John Liang, both '06; and Amanda Spector '07. The couple honeymooned in Paris and resides on Long Island.

 

 

Kaushik wedding'05

Kaushik Balasubramanian married Dr. Karishma Kaushik (pictured at left) on July 14, 2008, in Pune, India. The couple lives in San Jose, Calif., where Kaushik leads the networking and storage group at VMware, Inc.

Michael Castellano works for The Segal Company in New York. In March 2009, he became an associate of the Society of Actuaries. He can be contacted via Facebook or LinkedIn.

Peggy Echt married Matthew Price '04 on June 28, 2009, in Atlanta. The wedding had a National Public Radio (NPR) theme, with 110 guests seated at 10 tables, each bearing the name of a different NPR program.

Edward Hynes, MA '06 is a third-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. He is the managing editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. His article "The Good Faith Defense and Redeeming Investors from Fraudulent Investment Schemes: How Unsophisticated Investors May Demonstrate Good Faith" was published in the July/August 2009 edition of the Financial Fraud Law Report.

McEvoy-Inthavong wedding

 

Philip McEvoy married Daranee Lilac Inthavong '05 (pictured at right) on Aug. 29, 2008, in Rochester, N.Y. The bridal party included Racquel Asa, Jocelyn Chan, Debbie Charalaivan and Jessica Ryan, all '05; Joseph Style '06; and Michelle Estrella '07. Guests included Sara Adams, Vivian Eng, Colleen Henry, Melissa Lee and Allana Lewin, all '05; Jeri Polchlopek '06; Pamela Asa '07; and Joe Bacani '08. The couple lives in Spencerport, N.Y.

 

 

'06

Scott Goldstein is a product manager for urology medical devices at Olympus America.

Justin Michael Levine is an actuary at Swiss Reinsurance. He was named an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Madeline Zuckerman joined the Long Island-based law firm of Sahn Ward & Baker as a summer 2009 associate. She is a second-year law student at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she was awarded the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Process and a Merit Scholarship.

 

 

Men of Color Summit'09

Jahumi Harrigan; Julius Johnson '05; Sheldon Fields '91, MS '95; Edwin Torres and Orlando Harris '07 attended the first annual Men of Color Summit at SUNY College at Brockport in June.

 

 

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

Charles Edward Dieffenbach '51 died at home in Lake Montezuma, Ariz., on March 10, 2009, after a long illness. His career as an electronics buyer included 20 years working for General Electric, as well as Honeywell and ITT Courier. He is survived by his wife, Norma; sons Brian, Bruce and Eric; a daughter Diane; eight grandchildren and a brother.

Mary Trefethen Segall '69, MA '76 died in June 2006. She was an assistant professor of English at Quinnipiac University. She was the co-editor of two books, Portals and Direct from the Disciplines. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Seth Segall '69; children, Joshua and Jessica; and two grandchildren.

Mary Ann (Kovarik) Cox '72 died on Aug. 4, 2009, at the age of 59. She was married to Dennis for 37 years, and is survived by her mother Delores; children Adam, Heather and Neil; grandchildren Carmen and Dylan; sister Joanne; brother Frank; and several nieces and nephews.

Gregg Wenzel '91 was a CIA agent, killed in a car crash in Ethiopia in 2003. He was recognized in Spring 2009 during a ceremony at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. He was survived by his parents, Mitchell and Gladys.

Paul Sanders '93 died on Aug. 27, 2008, at the age of 37, in Albany, N.Y. He is survived by his father, Mark; sisters Debra and Adrienne; and many relatives.

 

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