Robert Hardt Jr.
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New York, N.Y. 10011
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New York, N.Y. 10019
I hope this
column finds you all in good health and good spirits. I write with
less news than last time, and with the request, once again, that if
you have the chance, please write-I'd love to hear from
Goldman is currently completing her Ph.D. in
Spanish at Emory University. She expects to formally graduate in
January 2000. In the meantime, she accepted a position as assistant
professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois, specializing in
the areas of nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American and
Smoyer is now living in Tallahassee, Fla. with her husband,
Jamie Mulleiro, and 2-year-old daughter Edie. She is attending
Florida State University and pursuing a masters degree in social
work and public policy.
Congratulations to Song Seunghae
Lee, who was recently named a Fellow of the Society of
Actuaries-the highest professional recognition an actuary can
receive in the U.S. or Canada. Lee, a consultant for
Tillinghast-Towers Perrin in New York, had previously earned her
MBA in actuarial science from the College of Insurance in
the mailbag, I had the opportunity to see both John
Vagelatos and Erin Zyko this summer at an East Hampton
house we all shared. John and Erin both continue their legal
careers: John at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Erin at Shearman &
Finger updated me not only on her own goings on, but those of
several classmates. Jill lives in Prague now, having moved overseas
in February to work as a telecommunications market analyst focusing
on Eastern Europe for International Data Corporation. Jill
describes it as a pretty good job, which allows her to travel to
cosmopolitan world capitals like Bratislava and eat pig's knees
Jill, Vanessa Yolles is working as a lawyer in Toronto;
Natasha Ruiz-Gomez is in her second year of an art history
Ph.D. at Penn; Jon Henick is in D.C. continuing his work in
foreign service; and Eric Guth is working for a real estate
company in Moscow, where he's been since graduation. Look forward
to hearing more from and about you in advance of the next issue.
Till then, be well. And-only 2 1/2 years til our 10th reunion.
Pretty scary, eh?
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heard from Grissel Seijo, who has been at Columbia's Double
Discovery Center for six years. Grissel was recently promoted to
outreach coordinator after finishing two masters degrees, including
one in psychological counseling, at Teachers College. One of her
priorities these days is tracking down student and staff alums of
DDC to celebrate the center's 35th anniversary on May 25, 2000. If
you didn't make it to reunion here's your chance to remember a
meaningful part of your college experience.
Connolly married Rob Calichman in Boston in March 1998.
Among those who were members of the wedding party were Bob
Rosenberg, Dave Lennon, Ned Kirk '92, Mike Concannon
'93E, and Matt Pecci '93E. Meghan wrote that Bob recently moved to
Turkey where he is working as a teacher, and Dave is still working
on his doctorate at Cornell Medical School in New York City. Ned
just married in Rye, N.Y., on July 24. Meghan also reported that
Andrew Blitz '94 recently landed a job writing for Conan O'Brien.
Meghan and Rob bought a home in New Jersey and just had a baby boy,
Logan John, on August 12. Rob is a consultant at
PriceWaterhouseCooper in N.Y.C. and Meghan is an information
technology manager at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey. Matthew Swyers is practicing law in Washington
D.C. and preparing for his first marathon. Chloe Piene is
launching her book, Lovelady, Texas. The book is a
compilation of letters between her and a Texas prisoner serving a
99-year sentence for murder. Talk about an interesting
conversation. The book launch will precede her first New York solo
show of video work at the Marrianne Boesky gallery in Soho. Chloe
shares an interest in video with fellow artist Rachel
Feinstein. "You could say that Rachel and I had our first show
at Columbia, at Prentis Hall,'' Chloe wrote. "It was called
'Bloodslip and Beefwhip.'"
As for me,
here in a nutshell is what I've been doing. In May, I finished
J-school at Columbia and left the Ford Foundation. I got engaged to
a wonderful man, spent a summer at Newsday and then moved
with my fiancé to Miami, where I'm enjoying a new job at
The Herald, though still getting used to life with no more
rush-hour adventures on the IRT.
in the "sixth borough" are amazing, though like so many of you who
leave the Upper West Side, I do sometimes miss a few of the old
creature comforts, and fall most of all.
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premiere week at the time I'm writing this, and guess what? I've
seen ads for two shows starring our '94 classmates. Jean Louisa
Kelly stars as a woman seeking love and fulfillment in Seattle
on NBC's Cold Feet, and Amanda Peet plays a woman
seeking love and fulfillment in New York in Jack and Jill on
the WB network.
new TV lineup, fall seems to be bringing some change for at least a
few of our classmates. Kay Bailey tells me that she's quit
her job working at an international development firm in Washington,
D. C., and that she's studying to take the LSATs in the fall. She
plans on attending law school and possibly moving back to
graduated from Harvard Business school, Matt Spielman
planned to move to Los Angeles mid-summer to begin work at
Virtualis Systems, a three-year-old Internet company. Matt
encourages '94 classmates to write to him at email@example.com.
Cochran Takoudes '92 writes that her sister and our classmate,
Tania Cochran, is in the midst of getting her MBA at
Columbia while working for Weiss Peck and Greer in New York. The
firm recently awarded Tania the 1999 "Humanitarian of the Year"
award for her work with both the elderly and with animals. Tania
also got engaged to John Secor, whom she has been dating for more
than four years.
Presti and Alicia Ann Duffield were married last May in
Kennebunkport, Maine. Jen Brodie and Athena Bendo '97,
attended the wedding. Brian and Alicia are living and working in
That's it for
this short-and-sweet installment of class notes. Take care and keep
the info coming!
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In case you
haven't noticed, the Alumni Office is putting more issues out every
year. So if you've never written in before, please don't be
Laura Margolis in a Volkswagen commercial as the driver who
uses anti-lock brakes. Laura, a fellow Chicagoan, has also been in
television commercials for Dasani and several radio commercials for
Bud Ice and Bud Light. She's now in Los Angeles with the man she
met our freshman year, fiancé Brian Frank. They're
finally engaged and plan to marry in 2000. Brian got his MBA in May
from Columbia and will be doing new business development for
On to more
weddings. I attended the wedding of Kim Benson, my roommate
one summer in Rome, over the fourth of July weekend in Stowe, Vt.
Kim, a wonderful teacher of high school English, married Charles
Baraw, who is finishing his Ph.D. in English at Yale. It was a
great wedding. Many of the guests even hiked up Mount Mansfield,
the highest mountain in Vermont. Now I remember why I haven't been
hiking since COOP! They even gave out maple syrup containers with
"Kim and Charles." Classmates in attendance included Mark
Kravitz, Julia Caldwell, Alison Fogg, Carmelle
Elie, M.D., and Suzanne Dieter, who served as a
attended the wedding of Melissa Chipman this summer in
Mystic, Conn. Melissa married Blake Sanders in July; they now live
in New Orleans. Also in attendance was Noah Tepperman, who
is studying in Israel, and Charles Rhyee '96.
Here are more
details about the wedding of Ben Cramer and Naoko
Hokari, as told by Eugene Mazo, a guest. He reports that
seven members of our class made the long trip to Tokyo in May:
Naseema Asif, Ann Etim '96, Rajen Parekh, Elissa
Swift, Jocelyn Liang, and Reina Maruyama '95E. Gene also
writes that Ben is getting his Ph.D. in geology at Rutgers, while
Naoko finished Mt. Sinai Medical School last spring and is now in
her pediatric residency at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
in New Jersey. Gene didn't mention what he's doing.
Joel Linton married Judy Lin in July. Joel was accepted to
China Ministries International as a missionary to Taiwan. After
fundraising, he'll be headed to Taiwan next year for several years
of intensive study in Taiwanese and Mandarin. The couple will be
stationed in Taiwan to help start Christian churches there as
full-time missionaries. Joel also reports that he finished a
masters in biology at N.Y.U.
Shaw, a business school student at Kellogg, has more wedding
news. Hilary Lerner married David Gershman last May at
Hilary's home in Hollis, N.H. Colleen was a bridesmaid, along with
Denise Conanan and Lea Geller (Rapaport). Hillary and
her husband are living in New York.
some updates that don't include weddings. Ariana Cha is
leaving sunny California and the San Jose Mercury News to
cover biotech for The Washington Post. Jessica Zimmerman is
studying to be a rabbi. She spent the high holidays as a guest
rabbi in Juneau, Alaska.
Cann writes that he moved to Olympia, Wash., to start his
family practice residency. "If anyone who knew me at school is in
the area, look me up. I'm in the book!" He lives on Legion Way
Miller is "alive and well in Maine." That's Londen, Maine. If
you're the other Steve Miller, write in and tell us what you're
Mirvis has a new baby and a new book. Eitan came six months ago
and W.W. Norton is publishing her novel, The Ladies
Auxiliary. It's about the Jewish community in Memphis, Tenn.,
where Tova grew up. It will also be published in England, Holland
and Germany in the spring.
the news coming.