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Class of 1976

David Merzel
3152 North Millbrook, Suite D
Fresno, Calif. 93703

[Editor's note: CCT accepts the resignation of David Merzel as Class of 1976 correspondent and thanks him for his time and service to this magazine. Wtih the next issue, we welcome Clyde A. Moneyhun as class correspondent. Please send him news at English Department, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19711 or e-mail him at]

Roberto Joos, Chemin de Thiere, Switzerland, is a senior vice president, private banking and head of a portfolio management group for the Union Bancaire Privee in Geneva. Roberto has been in Switzerland for 15 years since receiving his MBA from Wharton. His wife, Liz, and three children are very much looking forward to their trip to New York and "hope to meet up with some old Columbia friends while we are there."

Joseph G. Lurio, M.D., is the new chairman of the department of family practice and community medicine at Catholic Medical Centers in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y.

Charles Martin, Seattle, has moved back to the U.S. with his wife Catherine and son Toby after 17 years in Hong Kong. "Life in America is an adjustment, but it agrees with us." Charles is working on a "Hong Kong thriller" and doing freelance writing in Seattle.

Ken McCaffrey, Del Mar, Calif., is practicing emergency medicine in sunny San Diego. His address is P.O. Box 187, Del Mar, Calif. 92014. (Hi Ken. If you remember me from Carman and John Jay Halls, not to mention the grub rooms, I'm at (559) 435-2253 in Fresno, Calif.)

Class of 1977

David Gorman
111 Regal Dr.
DeKalb, Ill. 60115

Class of 1978

Matthew Nemerson
35 Huntington Street
New Haven, Conn. 06511

Watch a computer near you for the work of David Beazer, who recently left The New York Times foreign desk to become a producer/editor at After 15 years at Times Square, David is moving to Secaucus where he will address the World Wide Web.

My former floormate, Bruce W. Fraser, is also on the move, now leading the beautiful life in southern California in more ways than one. Bruce is a real estate partner at Dewey Ballantine in Los Angeles. Of particular interest to his old friends is news that he is married to the former Kari Gibson, a one-time star of the TV soap opera All My Children. They have a 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Grace. Is Bruce the ultimate testimonial for the CC education, or what?

Congratulations to Rafik Beekun, who recently became a full professor of management and strategy at the University of Nevada. When Rafik wasn't giving advice to Steve Wynn on how to recreate the entire art hum curriculum as a casino in Las Vegas, he won a Senior Fulbright to teach this year at the University of Mauritius.

The clinical faculty of Mount Sinai has added Kevin Vitting, M.D. to its rolls. Kevin lives in Ridgewood, N.J. with his wife, Julie, and two children.

If you are in London, look up Gregory Stoupnitzky, who is a managing director at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in the British capital. Greg is married and has three daughters.

Dr. Steven Wexner has an honorary fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Our own class of '78 James Bond is Chris Dell, who, continuing his never-ending year of living dangerously, wrote earlier this year, "NATO air operations in Kosovo have added an extra element of interest to an already interesting town. We can hear the bombing some nights and an errant missile landed within three kilometers of my home one unmistakable reminder of how close this all is..." Chris's foreign service posting is in Sofia, Bulgaria. Be careful, guy.

Farthest from home for this issue is good friend and former BMOC Nicholas Serwer, who writes from Singapore, "I've been living here for the past five years and practicing U.S. Securities law with Baker McKenzie in the Southeast Asia region...especially in Indonesia. Friends passing through have a standing invitation to visit and should look me up." You can e-mail Nick at

Your humble scribe has logged many fewer frequent flyer miles than our far-flung classmates, but I did spend a wonderful summer visiting the Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks with my wife's (Marian Chertow B'77) family. My daughters are doing great: the elder, Elana, is in fourth grade and the "baby," Joy, has started kindergarten. Gulp! Marian is working on another book on technology policy and enjoying the Forestry School at the local university here in New Haven.

I'm still trying to get a fast enough train between here and 125th Street so I can take GS courses when I retire. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Please write; hundreds want to know what you're up to.

Class of 1979

Lyle Steele
511 East 73rd Street, Suite 7
New York, N.Y. 10021

Parker Bagley has been made a partner at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. He specializes in trademark and copyright law.

Jeremy Gilman is a litigation partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff in Cleveland. His short story, The Real World School of Law, was published this spring by The New England Review.

Michael Zakian is director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. After graduation, he received an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers.

[Editor's note: The name of Brewer Shettles was inadvertently misspelled in the September issue. CCT apologizes for the error.]

Class of 1980

Craig Lesser
160 West End Ave., #18F
New York, N.Y. 10023

Be sure to mark June 2-4, 2000 on your calendars. That weekend, the Class of 1980's 20th reunion takes place on campus. Stay tuned for details.

Keith Krasney, who was my roommate in Hogan Hall when he was in Columbia Law and I was at Columbia Business, joined the New York office of the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen as a partner in the corporate/securities practice group. Keith focuses in public and private offerings of mortgage-based and asset-based securities, warehouse arrangements, portfolio sales of assets in the secondary markets, and related financings.

I hope to hear from more of you. Feel free to write, call, fax or e-mail. I'm also hoping many of you plan to attend the reunion.

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