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Class of 1981

Kevin Fay
8300 Private Lane
Annandale, Va. 22003

Since I do not have specific information from the Class of 1981 to report, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my classmates a joyous holiday season. Also, if you would add this resolution, "I will update CCT on my whereabouts," to the extensive list for the new year/century/millennium, it would make my job as correspondent that much more rewarding. Seriously, all the best and keep in touch.

Class of 1982

Robert W. Passloff
154 High Street
Taunton, Mass. 02780

Class of 1983

Andrew Botti
97 Spring Street, B1
West Roxbury, Mass. 02132

Daniel R. Guadalupe is a partner with the New Jersey law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus. Daniel was recently elected chairman of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, the largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the metropolitan New York area. His term will begin in October 2001. Daniel is also the president of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Foundation.

Dion Macellari had a solo exhibit at the Orlando Gallery in Los Angeles titled "Thought Crimes."

Class of 1984

Dennis Klainberg
Berklay Cargo Worldwide
JFK Int'l. Airport
Box 300665
Jamaica, N.Y. 11430

Our 15th reunion - attended by 20 alums and their families - was, by Columbia standards, a success, but we are hoping that more of our over 600 classmates can embrace our 20th anniversary a little more enthusiastically. Consider this your wake-up call!

One attendee was Daniel Berick, an attorney living in Ohio with his wife, Mary, and sons, Jamie and Steve. "I've continued to be involved with Columbia by serving on the board of directors of the Alumni Association and in the community as a trustee of the Shaker Family Center and of the Shaker Heights. Public Library," writes Dan. "Our law firm, Berick, Pearlman and Mills, will be merging into the Cleveland office of 550-lawyer Squire, Sanders & Dempsey effective January 1, so I will be a big-firm lawyer once again."

Randy Lerner was pictured recently in Columbia magazine, along with his wife and parents, on the commemoration of Lerner Hall, the new student center.

Frank Lang lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sudaswan Pitae, and their 10-month-old son, Benjamin. Frank is director of planning and development for Asian Americans for Equality, a not-for-profit community development corporation for low-income residents.

Mazel Tov to Yossi Rabin and wife Kochava on the birth of their SEVENTH child, Y'hoshua, last July in Jerusalem. Attending the bris was classmate David Rier, and Class of '85ers Ira Friedman and Daniel Weiss.

John Kornfeld and his wife, Julie, proudly announce the birth of their son, Myles Alexander, last August. John is a grad of Yale Law, and is a litigator in New York with Greenfield, Stein, & Senior.

El Gray reports "working for Goldman Sachs in fixed income, living in Hong Kong, but a citizen of Asia (working on fourth passport insert!)," with his wife, Kirsten, and children, Kyra, Elena and Cornelia. He adds, "Work is great and adjusting to the expat life. Side trips to China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand have been awesome. Come visit!"

Michael B. Ackerman is living in L.A., practicing law, and doing an Internet radio show on Michael reports that Tom Meltzer (formerly of the Special Guests) moved to North Carolina. Robbie Fulks (formerly of Rob and Wally) has an album coming out on Bloodshot Records, while Wally Griffith left law to become a TV news anchorman in Cleveland.

Speaking of newsmen, Newton J. Burkett III can be seen regularly on WABC-TV in New York. He and his wife, Margie, are happy to announce the birth of Amanda Lee, who now joins her 2-year old brother, Jay. Last but not least, Dennis Klainberg (this writer) is happy to announce the birth of our family's fourth child, Jacob, 13 months old. Jacob's name in part is in honor of our classmate, Jacques Augustin, who, as many of you may know, died in a plane crash in Taiwan last year.

In memory of Jacques's spirit of joie de vivre, live a good and memorable life, and send this writer the details for publication. Let's keep in touch.

Class of 1985

Kevin G. Kelly
5005 Collins Ave. #1405
Miami Beach, Fla. 33140

Alexander Dimitrios (Dimitri) Colevas, M.D. wrote from Massachusetts where he has lived and worked since 1993. After graduating, Dimitri spent seven years in Baltimore where he attended Johns Hopkins Medical School, underwent training, and met his future wife, Patti (also a doctor). Dimitri left Baltimore in 1992 and spent a year in Fairbanks, Alaska combining varied outdoors activities with a medical practice. Since arriving in Massachusetts in 1993, Dimitri has joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as an oncologist specializing in head and neck oncology, has moved from Boston to Cambridge to Newton, and with Patti had two children: a daughter, Electra, born in 1994, and a son, Anatole, born in 1996.

Please keep those submissions coming. You are this column.

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