from our November/December 2016 Class Notes column:
As the year 2016 draws to a close, we have witnessed possibly the most unusual and tumultuous presidential election in our lifetime.  I am writing this column two months before Election Day and you may be reading it before the voting has been completed!  Best wishes to you all for a joyous and blessed holiday season followed by a happy and healthy 2017.  Good news from Fred Piscop: this past August he became the new editor of the USA Today crossword!  Paul and Betsy Reed Guthrie (Novato, CA) are now retired together, and their first big outing�while they could still camp and hike�was to southern Utah.  In December 2014, Betsy retired from Autodesk (a 3D graphics company), where she was a program manager.  Betsy says that choosing Cornell instead of a women's college was one of her best decisions. "It plunged me into a new world from my tiny high school and helped me grow up."  Simon & Garfunkel at Barton was her favorite concert while we were at Cornell.  Sharon Gerl, Sharon Huey Persbacker, and Betsy get together every few years to ski and visit.  James Mackerer (Hudson, NY) has retired from his position as senior VP of commercial lending from Kinderhook Bank.  He now serves as chairman of the Columbia County Industrial Development Agency and the Columbia County Capital Resource Corp.  Ellen Saltonstall lives in New York City, where she has been teaching yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for more than 45 years.  She has also written two books and has two more in progress.  Ellen's decision to balance work and family creatively was one of her best, she says.  She has three children and three grandchildren.  Her favorite concert at Cornell was the Rose Ensemble, which she attended when her son was a student there.
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from our September/October 2016 Class Notes column:
The Cornell campus is once again bustling with the arrival of new students from the Class of 2020, as well as the returning upperclassmen in late August.  What a joyous and exciting time to be on the Hill.  In years ahead, we will be gathering in Ithaca for Reunions with members of the Class of 2020.  Speaking of which, our 50th Reunion will be celebrated from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Since 1993, Mina Dulcan has been head of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (formerly Children's Memorial Hospital).  She is also working at the Northwestern U. School of Medicine, where she is both the Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pediatrics.  She lives in Chicago with her husband, Richard.  Mina is a prolific author, editor, and writer.  Her most recent books are the second edition of Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the fourth edition of Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems.  Steven Beck and his wife, Jackie, have moved from Brooklyn to Seattle, where they plan to fully retire.  Steven sends all the best to former roomies Mike, MS Ag '72, and Barbara Fuchs Turell '69 in Maryland and Calvin, MD '74, and Susan Wong in Hawaii.

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from our July/August 2016 Class Notes column:
Have you ever been to Ithaca during the summer?  It can be glorious and so much fun to be in the greater Ithaca area during July and August.  Early June is wonderful too!  So mark your smartphone calendars - our 50th Reunion is June 4-7, 2020.  As always, check out our various sites for more class information: class website, cornell70.0rg; Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Cornell70 and Twitter page, www.twitter.com/CornellClass70.

In January 2015, Jeff Altamari and his wife, Janet, moved from Houston, TX, to Sarasota Springs, NY, soon after he retired.  He had been an executive officer of Cameron Int'l, a Fortune 500 oil and gas services company.  During the winter of 2015, Jeff and Janet made several ski trips in both the US and Europe.  They are close friend of Judy Harrigan '71, who also lives in Sarasota Springs.  Jeff has stayed in touch with classmate Bob Gartside, ME '71, and Larry Ward and would like to connect with William Todd, MPA '72.  John Hall and his wife, Gloria, live in Mount Morris, NY.  He is retired from farming and antique sales.  Neil Murray of Niskayuna, NY, continues as chair and graduate director of computer science at the U. of Albany.  He is a member of the committee that has been developing a new computer engineering department.  He would really like to be doing research.  His step-grandson, Sage, 3-1/2, of Brooklyn, visits every few months along with his parents.  Neil would like to hear from Alex Skutt.  The most valuable thing he learned at Cornell was to "enjoy your time in the present."

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from our May/June 2016 Class Notes column:
Time, weeks, and months keep marching along!  It is close to a year since many '70 classmates joined together in Ithaca to enjoy our 45th Reunion!  Please note that our 50th Reunion will be June 4-7, 2020!!  Although four years from now, it's never too early to start contacting '70 friends and making plans to be back on the Hill in June 2020!  Our class website is: cornell70.org!  Be sure to check out our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/Cornell70 ) and Twitter page (www.twitter,.com/CornellClass70).

These '70 classmates have recently participated in courses or trips with Cornell's Adult University (CAU)!  During summer 2015, Judy Fuchs Jacobson took Galaxies, while Linda Wolpert enjoyed the Ethical Mind!  The Intriguing Lives of Galaxies was led by Martha Haynes, David Pizarro taught The Ethical Mind; Morality and Everyday Life!  Robert and Barbara Furst Gormley journeyed to Baja in April 2015 for Whales and Wildness in the Sea of Cortez led by Gregory Budney '85!  In May 2015, Bradley Tabach-Bank traveled to Morocco for the study tour, The Edge of the Muslim West: Religion, Culture, and Landscape, with Ross Brann.

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from our March/April 2016 Class Notes column:
Arthur Litowitz has retired from the Central Florida Orthodontic group practice.  He is now a private investor and a director for a nonprofit family foundation.  In addition, he is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200).  He also enjoys travel, photo safaris, special events, and life with his partner, June.  Another special activity is being a grandfather to his daughter's baby boy.

Arthur had a number of places on campus that were his favorites, including the Music Room in the Straight, Uris and Olin libraries, the gorges during spring and fall, Beebe Lake, and the suspension bridge.  He would like to do more watercolor painting, photography, travel, walking and hiking, kayaking, and playing piano and guitar.  Additionally, he would pursue a greater understanding of the consequences of climate change for future generations.  Since our graduation in June 1970, Arthur has attended class reunions, visited his fraternity brothers, and been connected with the Lab of Ornithology.  He has created the Cornell University Poetry Prize through an endowment donation by way of the American Academy of Poets (poets.org).  Thank you, Arthur.

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from our January/February 2016 Class Notes column:
As a new year has begun, I assume we all have new 2016 calendars, unless you are more savvy and use your smartphones for appointments and memos!  It is early to be thinking about our 50th Reunion; however, after the great party weekend presented by our 45th Reunion chairs Bill, ME'71, and Gail Post Wallis, we are looking forward to gathering in Ithaca once again in four and a half years!  Our BIG 50th Reunion will be June 4-7, 2020.  Please make note of the dates.  It's not too early to begin contacting '70 friends and start plans for joining together on the Hill in 2020.

Gene Resnick lives with his wife, Susan, in White Plains, NY.  He has written a brief history of his work life after our June 1970 graduation.  Following medical school and practice in New York City, and a stint at big pharma, Gene started a pharma/biotech contract research organization in 1998.  Through acquisition and merger, it grew to have 800 employees.  In 2014, the organization was acquired by ICON PLC, a top five CRO.  Gene stayed on half time as senior oncology consultant and was happy to be without management or HR duties.  Their son Matt '01, his wife, and their first grandson live in Nashville.  Their other son, Brad '06, and his wife live in Philadelphia, where she is in her third year at Penn's vet collage.  Brad works in private equity in New York and Philly.  Travels, for both business and pleasure, have taken Gene and Susan to Japan, China, Croatia, and India, as well as Russia, Southeast Asia, Central America, and Central and Eastern Europe.  They spent January 2015 in Buenos Aires and so left the miserable winter in the Northeast behind.  Gene is in his second term on the Cornell Board of Trustees as a board-appointed trustee, after first serving as an alumni-elected trustee.  Gene says that Cornell is a fascinating, incredible place, and he feels this even more so from the trustee point of view.  Isn't that terrific to hear?  He enjoys playing golf and would love to hear from classmates and friends.

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from our November/December 2015 Class Notes column:
As yet another year is coming to a close, I will tell you about the second half of our 45th Reunion, six months ago in June 2015.  I left off at the end of our delightful Friday lunch near the Johnson Museum.  The University Service of Rememberance and Thanksgiving at Sage Chapel overlapped with the end of our picnic lunch and museum tour.  The names of Class of '70 classmates who died since our 40th Reunion were spoked as a candle was lit for them.  It was a lovely and very moving ceremony, and time for reflection, presented by Cornell for all of the reuning classes.  The Olin Lecture, an always anticipated Reunion event, was later on Friday afternoon.  It featured a much discussed and perhaps even somewhat controversial, talk by author Junot Díaz, MFA '95.  His most recent book is This is How You Lost Her.

The '70 class reception and dinner spanned three hours on Friday evening.  It was held at the Statler Hotel's Carrier Ballroom and included our official class meeting.  Soon after the reception, the Hangovers, the male a cappella subgroup of the Glee Club, entertained us with lively songs.  Paul Vizcarrondo, one of our longtime Cornell Annual Fund representatives, gave us a rousing report on the results of our 45th Reunion Campaign.  Dollars raised: $10,617,626, a Class of '70 best.  These funds were gifted by 485 classmates and included 46 Tower Club members (gifts of $5,000 or more).  Our class has 61 Cayuga Society members (those classmates who have included Cornell in their estate planning) and 447 1865 Society members (classmates who have given to Cornell for two consecutive years at least).  Hooray and congrats to all of our participating classmates!

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from our September/October 2015 Class Notes column:
What a fantastic 45th Reunion we had in early June!  After so many months of planning and hard work, Reunion 2015 is now a pleasant and happy memory.  Bill, ME'71, and Gail Post Wallis did an amazing and creative job for our Class of '70 Reunion celebration.  Three cheers and more for all they have done for our class and for giving the Lengendary Class of '70 such a special and unique 45th Reunion experience.

Go to Flickr (and join) to see terrific photos of Reunion and to find the '70 photos in particular.  The cover photo for Reunion 2015 highlights Gail and Bill's terrific idea to decorate our big Reunion button lanyards with "number buttons," signifying the previous Class of '70 Reunions each of us had attened.  Once again, '70 is legendary.  Please go to our class website (cornell70.org) to see more details of university activities, the list of 45th Reunion attendees, Reunion photos taken by classmates, and the bios of our RED Talk speakers.

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from our July/August 2015 Class Notes column:
Our 45th Reunion is now a pleasant memory and a great experience that is just three or so weeks in the past.  Your Sep/Oct 2015 issue will feature a full report on our long weekend part on the Hill.  And just so you can put this in your smartphone reminders, our 50th Reunion will be June 4-7, 2020!

While in Ithaca this past April for Cornell's Sesquicentenially Charter Day celebration, I had the pleasure of chatting with our very own Ezra Cornell and his wife, Daphne.  His daughter Katy '01 and her baby daughter (Ezra's first grandchild), as well as Ezra and Daphne's daughter, Jackie '17, were also taking part ini the weekend festivities.  Katy's mother is our classmate Shirley Egan, JD '73.  Other '70 classmates taking part in the many and varied event included Sally Anne Levine, JD '73, Martin Tang, Kevin McGovern and his wife, Lisa, Ellen Kostones Kreopolides, Andrea Strongwater, BFA '70, and Gene Resnick, MD '74, and his wife, Susan.

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from our May/June 2015 Class Notes column:
Our 45th Reunion will begin in just under a month!  And if you have not yet registerd for Reunion Weekend, you are in luck.  The early bird deadline is Sunday, May 10.  Find the big 45th Reunion packet you received in mid-March and read all about it.  Then go to our Class of 1970 website (cornell70.org) and click on the blue HERE near the top of our homepage, or go to the Reunion tab, where you will find our 45th registration form.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or our super reunion chairs, Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis, and they will get in touch with you.  Bill is also our reunion registrar and will be very able to help you through the online registration process.  Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page(www.facebook.com/Cornell70) and Twitter page (www.twitter.com/CornellClass70) in addition to our '70 website.

Our 45th Reunion will be celebrating the extensive "legacy" of the Legendary Class of 1970.  We will share the spotlight with Cornell's 150th anniversary spectacular Sesquicentennial celebration.  The Class of '70 has provided significant and ongoing support for the "Three A's" at Cornell: Reunion will feature a unique '70 forum (Academics), a special '70 tour at the Johnson Museum (Arts), and a dinner celebration at Lynah Rink (Athletics) - ice not included!  Come and meet the Big Red Bear!

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from our March/April 2015 Class Notes column:
In just three short months, Class of '70 classmates and friends will be gathering in Ithaca for our fabulous 45th Reunion, from noon Thursday, June 4, through Sunday, June 7, after our Farewell Brunch (at '70 reunion headquarters in Carl Becker House on West Campus).  Reunion 2015 Weekend will include many Sesquicentennial events presented by the university, and we'll have our Class Forum on Friday morning.  It will be a "RED Talk" featuring three of our classmates discussing technology, entertainment, and design.

Out first speaker will be our own Robert Langer, who is a professor at MIT, among numerous other achievenments.  It has also recently been announced the Bob was selected as the 2015 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year and will be honored at the annual Entrepreneurship Summit on Novermber 6, 2015, in NYC.  To learn more about Bob, check out this link: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/12/robert-langer-named-cornell-entrepreneur-year-2015.  Our other '70 RED Talk speakers will be Ed Zuckerman, a busy TV writer and producer, and Phyllis Corcoran Wood, a costume designer in various venues in Hollywood.

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from our January/February 2015 Class Notes column:
To my friends and classmates from the Legendary Class of 1970: welcome to the beginning of 2015!  My wish and hope for all of you is a happy and healthy year that is filled with joy and adventure.  

I hope you check out these important Class of '70 links: class website, cornell70.org; Facebook page; and Twitter page.  And be sure to keep working on your plans to attend our 45th Reunion, Jun 4-7, 2015.  Now is a great time to be contacting your Class of '70 friends so that you can see each other back in Ithaca.  With our fantastic reunion chairs Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis at the helm, our 45th Reunion committee continues to plan an ineresting weekend loaded with Class of '70 fun and many Cornell Sesquicentennial activities.  Friday lunch will be held next to the Johnson Museum with a special tour to see the works of art the Class of '70 has purchased for the museum.  Saturday's dinner will be at Lynah Rink with some very special attendees!  See you on the hill in just five-plus months!  If you have any suggestions or questions, you can contact me and I will forward them on to Bill and Gail.  And check our our excellent website (see link above) by webmaster Jeff Haber, ME '71, for current and up-to-date info about reunion.

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from our November/December 2014 Class Notes column:
As another year will soon draw to a close, I send my best wishess to all of you for a happy holiday season and a wonderful and healthy New Year.  At the beginning of 2015, we will start the five-month countdown to our 45th Reunion back on the Hill.  Te\he dates of our upcoming reunion weekend celebration are Jun 4-7, 2015, starting at noon on Thursday.  The reunion committee, under the leadership of reunion chairs extraordinaire Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis, continues to be busy planning the many and varied aspects of our June party weekend.  Our 45th Reunion is also in the midst of the university's super year-and-a-half-long celebration of Cornell's Sesquicentennial.  Combining both events will result in quite an exciting, fun, and full weekend.  It will be a once in a lifetime experience!

Patricia Nyren Marchetti and her husband, John, live in Gaithersburg, MD, a distant suburb of Washington, DC.  She is retired and enjoys taking adult education classes at Montgomery College, as well as reading, gardening, sewing, and walking the dog.  Patricia likes that she can pretty much do what she wants to do when she wants, but the downside is that she feels there are not enough hours in the day.  Recently, she went to Santiago, Chile, for birth of her new granddaughter, her eighth grandchild.  Her activities this past summer included family reunions, her mother's 90th birthday, and traveling to Costa Rica.  Connie Fern Miller continues to practice law.  She also partakes in biking, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing at Greek Peak, and traveling.  Connie is doing exactly what she wants to be doing.  She and her husband, Ted Carleton, reside in Watkins Glen, NY.

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from our September/October 2014 Class Notes column:
We are officially on our way to a very special 45th Reunion!  Make note of the dates: June4-7, 2015.  The '70 Reunion Committee attended Reunion 2014 to "shadow" the Class of 1969.  They were gracious hosts, and we now have new ideas for celebrating our 45th next June.  As you know, 2015 is also the Sesquicentennial for Cornell.  In addition to Class of '70 activities and events, the university will be presenting a fantastic parallel weekend celebrating Reunion 2015 an the 150th anniversary of the founding of our dear Cornell.

George Marc Schevene, BArch '71, writes, "I retired immediately after graduation and moved to the mountains of Colorado.  Now, I am constantly working at things I love, and expect to do so until I die.  I paint, photograph, write, and do architecture.  I have written The Heart of True Love, The Bood of Fathers, and The Art of Surrender, and am now working on 'Erotic Fantasies of the Intelligences'."  George Marc is also recovering from 11 years in a wheelchair.  When he wrote in early April, he planned to try walking in three week.  He adds, "My sons are doing well.  One makes movies and the other is a top designer in San Francisco.  What I like most about my life right now is my community, my family, and my caregivers here in Western Colorado.  What I like least is having this wheelchair stuck to my butt.  It limits my mobility.  Next for me is more art.  I'm getting into sculpture; we have an excellent foundry here for making bronze reproductions and a marble quarry.  Also exploring eroticism."

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from our July/August 2014 Class Notes column:
By the time you receive this issue, Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis (our fantastic reunion chairs), Ellen Kotsones Kreopolides, and I will have joined the Class of 1969 in Ithaca for their 45th Reunion.  We will have watched and studied their reunion events, as well as visited the reunion headquarters and events of all the other reunion classes.  The Legendary Class of 1970 will be gathering in Ithaca Thursday to Sunday, June 4-7, 2015.

Josh Katzen and classmates Marty Katz, Eliiot Gordon, Harry Brull, and Rick Ludwig continue to insist that qualifying for senior discounts at movie theaters is not a reason to give up enjoying the great outdoors.  This year, the group will meet in Banff, Alberta, for their annual week of September hiking in beautiful places (in the context of sleeping in hotels and eating well).  What a great tradition!  Have fun.  Ronald Terrazas (Scottsdale, AZ) writes, "Tired of retirement, I started two new companies last year: Legacy Franchise Group (franchisor consulting and sales) and Prudencia (financing wind turbines).  I'm working harder than I did in my 30s, and glad to be doing it again."  Ronald like the excitement of being an entrepreneur and says he is now preparing for the second half of his life!

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from our May/June 2014 Class Notes column:
Soon, our core 45th Reunion committee members will converge on Ithaca to spend a weekend "shadowing" our sister class, the Class of 1969, during their 45th.  I will give you an update on ideas and plan for our very own 45th Reunion, June 4-7, 2015, (Thursday through Sunday), in my next column.  Stay tuned!

In the spring of 2012, Sharon Hoopes Piers retired after 26 years of teaching high school chemistry.  She has been an adjunct professor of chemistry at Calvin College.  She and her husband, Kenneth, live in Grand Rapids, MI.  She assures us that she is not all work and no play.  In 2013, Sharon and Kenneth walked 12.5 miles of the Camino del Santiago in Spain and also spent a week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ.  Sharon says she came to Cornell in 1966 with one trunk filled with clothing and supplies, plus two suitcases.  John Nees, MD '74, has moved with his wife, Mariela, to a new home in Boca Raton, FL.  He is a cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale.  John also gave a classical piano performance at the TCU PlanoTexas Int'l Academy and Festival.  John says, "I would like to be retired, comfortable, or working less in the northwest of Florida."

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from our January/February 2014 Class Notes column:
As another year begins, I wish you good health and much happiness.  And I also invite you to note that our 45th Reunion is just a short year and a half away.  Our reunion year will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of our beloved Cornell and will be a particularly exciting weekend to be back on the Hill.  Plan to attend, June 4-7, 2015, and to bring along friends from the Class of 1970 when you journey back to Ithaca.

After 35 years working for the US Navy, mostly on submarines, Bill Johnson, ME '75 (Manassas, VA) has retired from federal service and formed WMJ Assocs. LLC.  "I provide consulting services to government and industry for matters concerning the set-up and management of what has become known as 'open architecture'.  My efforts in transforming the Navy's approach to complex system acquisition were included as a case study in the book Collaborate or Perish (2012) by Bratton and Tumin."  Bill continues to play organized softball and basketball and is also becoming more active in what has become his avocation: herpetology.  He adds, "My grandson Marcus is a seventh grade basketball and soccer star.  I'm hoping he considers playing for Cornell some day.  I reunion with my fellow Algonquin Lodge members every year."
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from our November/December 2013 Class Notes column:
Ah, 2013.  The year that so many in our legendary Class of 1970 turned 65 is almost over!  Now many of us are retired and on Medicare as well.  Who can believe this has really happened - and so "quickly"?   It seems like just yesterday we were looking forward to our last semester as undergraduates at Cornell in the spring of 1970.  But, as we know, it has been nearly 45 years since we graduated!  Speaking of graduation and leaving our beloved Cornell, why don't you start making plans to journey back to Ithaca for our very own 45th Reunion?  Make note of the dates: Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Our 45th Reunion committee will have a wonderful weekend planned for all who attend.  The more the merrier!

Fredric Chanania and his wife, Elisa Grammer, live in West Newbury, MA.  Fred is now retired from teaching science fulltime, but he substitutes from time to time at Newburyport High School, which keeps him in touch with teenagers.  He and Elisa enjoy gardening, bird watching, exploring New England, and visiting the ocean.  And they do lots of reading!  They put in a large permaculture garden and orchard at their dream house.  Fred reports that he is quite content being involved in all these activities, especially when his health is good.  He would like to hear from Allan Reich, Howard Rodman '71, A. J. Mayer '71, and Jon Leland '69.  When Fred arrived as a freshman he brought penny loafers, a basketball, and "nary even a radio."
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from our September/October 2013 Class Notes column:
The Class of 2016 has arrived on campus and the Hill is all hustle and bustle once again.  Actually it is busy all summer long as well, but a new school year has a different kind of busy!  Hope all your summer vacations were great and that you will enjoy a wonderful fall season.

In some not-late-breaking news: In August 2011, Sharon Sauerbrunn Doyle, MFA '72 was a senior lecturer in screenwriting in Aquaba, Jordan, at the Red Sea Inst. of Cinematic Arts.  It is a project of His Majesty King Abdullah and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  Sharon has met the King and has experienced the Arab Spring firsthand!  She and her husband, Bart, live in Sierra Madre, CA.  Sharon has traveled a lot and caught up with Beth Neustadt '72 in London, where she is a management consultant.  She also saw Larry Jackson, MAT '71, at his home in Northfield, MA.  When her son Andrew was married in August 2010, she had a weeklong reunion with Laura Dingle Avery, Phyllis Rabineau, and Sally Margolick Winston on the Olympic Penisula.  Steven Meyerson also wrote in August 2011 to say that he had a new position with Accretive Health as vice president of physician advistory services (AH-NYSE).  While his home office is in Chicago, IL, Steven and his wife, Linda, reside in Miami.  His company assists hospitals in complying with Medicare regulations, improving their revenue, and appealing denials.  Steven does a lot of traveling to client hospitals and Chicago.
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from our July/August 2013 Class Notes column:
Here we are in the midst of yet another summer.  How time flies!  And just think, our 45th Reunion is now under two years away, June 4-7!  Please start contacting your friends in the Class of 1970 and make plans for meeting in Ithaca in June 2015 during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Cornell!  Plans are underway, and the class leadership team has been busy working on 1970 class business.  Be sure to check out our "new" class website, cornell70.org, as well as our cornell70.org, as well as our Facebook and Twitter sites.

On a sad note, I must report the death of our classmate Zaneta Deutsch Pronsky on December 14,2011.  She valiantly attended our 40th Reunion in 2010, although she was quite ill at the time.  Zaneta was a graduate of the Ag college and worked as a consultant.  She is survived by her husband Walt '66, BS Ag '69, of Chester Springs, PA.
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from our May/June 2013 Class Notes column:
Spring has fully bloomed after a somewhat difficult winter for many of us.  And summer is not far away!  As a reminder, our 45th Reunion will be just short years from now, along with a year-long celebration of Cornell's Sesquicentennial!  We are already making plans for our celebration weekend in Ithaca. Thursday, June 4, to Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Be sure to get his on your calendar and start contacting friends as well.  Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis have a fantastic event planned and there will be many exciting university activities also.  Log on to our Class of '70 website, http://cornell70.org, to learn more about the class and about reunion (as the time grows closer!).

Vincent Blocker, MA '77, has lived in La Jolla, CA, the beautiful coastal section of San Diego, since 1998.  He works as a nonprofit fundraising executive, while his spouse is a technical copy editor for an environmental consulting firm.  Recently, he has been looking for a full-time job while serving two clients.  One is a nonprofit that organizes noncompetitive soccer play interwoven with charater education in Orange County.  The other is a Mexican arts group that made a film about traditional indigenous potters in Michocan.  Son Axel is a serior at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA.  His girlfriend, also at Cornell College, is the daughter of a Cornell University alum.  Vincent muses that four "Cornellians" linked this way must be uncommon!  A favorite memory of his is the Baker Tower three-room suite with a fireplace and marble bathroom where he lived during our freshman year.

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from our March/April 2013 Class Notes column:
Greetings!  Spring has sprung, or at least started to arrive, in most of the country.  Hope your winter was not too cold and snowy and that you are enjoying the change in the weather.  As always, remember that our 45th Reunion will be in just over two years, June 4-7, 2015.  That year is also the sesquicentennial of the founding of the university. 150 years of Cornell!  It will be a very special reunion celebration to be sure.  Also, be sure to check out our recently revised website (thank you class webmaster Jeff Haber, MEng '71) at: cornell70.org.

I have received a message and request from Cynthia Wolloch '64, chair for the Class of 1964 JFK Memorial Award.  She is seeking out the winner of this award from our class!  The identity of our winning classmate is a mystery at this point, so I am asking for your help.  If YOU are the award winner, please let me know so that I can pass the information on to Cynthia.  If you know who the winner is, I would appreciate that info as well.  The Class of 1964 is hoping to complete their archive of all the award winners since their graduation-and the 1970 winner is the missing link!  Thank you!

James Winchester has managed to significantly grow his business at Avionic Products and Eon Instrumentation Inc.  His companies design and manufacture equipment for military and ground-based vehicles.  Recently he has been acquiring new Avionic businesses.  However, he would like to be playing more golf. James would like to reconnect with classmate George Lutz, as he has recently with George Zakielarz.  He adds that his brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa had the greatest impact on him during his years on the Hill.  He and wife Diana Ford live in Beverly Hills, CA.  Gregory Morse and wife Jean live in Clear Lake, WI.  He writes that he has been spending some of his time on wild river canoe trips in northern Wisconsin. After working several years as a maintenance tech in the dairy products industry (cheese!), Gregory was invited to ply his trade in an upstart plant that will separate the area's cheese plant whey into its three components: dry protein, lactose, and sugar and water (which is called "kow water" in the industry).  The $12 million plant will focus on 80 percent dried protein for worldwide consumption and will be automated to the point of having 12 full-time employees.  For six months, he has been helping with construction for Wisconsin Whey Protein.  Gregory would like to be in touch with Cornell friends Tom Tower and Gerald Shoemaker.

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from our January/February 2013 Class Notes column:
Here we are once again at the beginning of a new and hopeful year.  I wish you all a good and healthy 2013.  This also means that our 45th Reunion is only two and a half years away.  Mark down the dates: June 4-7, 2015 -- in Ithaca, NY.  Start connecting now with friends from the class to make plans to attend our next major party weekend!  And be sure to check out our new website (thank you, class webmaster Jeff Haber) at: http://cornell70.org.  Look at the class officers' page to see the good-looking and "young" leadership team of the Class of 1970!

Joyce Thompson writes that she is finally integrating the high tech marketer of the last 17 years with the novelist, poet, and teacher of 1977-94.  In addition, she is a distance runner who does several half marathons each year.  Joyce adds, "I'm also a Reiki master.  Giving treatments and attuning others is my brand of philanthropy.  My (third) marriage has been goofily blissful for the last 17 years and I love the Bay Area.  In 2010, I started my own business, Launchismo, a marketing services boutique for new companies, new products, and new times.  We've got great clients, interesting work, and a STEEP learning curve.  How to Greet Strangers, my sixth novel and the first in 20 years, will be out in February 2013.  I'm at work on another one now."  Last May, Joyce's daughter, Alexandra, received her JD from Loyola Law School.  Son Ian is in Egypt researching his doctoral dissertation in cultural anthropology through UC Berkeley.  Son Farrell is a creative executive with Zucker Productions in L.A.  Joyce's favorite memories from our time on the Hill are "happy Saturdays when lots of folks got together for brunch, games, and wild adventures!"  She would like to hear from any and all friends from Cornell.

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from our November/December 2012 Class Notes column:
The end of yet another year is drawing close.  May all of you have happiness and many blessings during the upcoming holidays.  Be sure to check out our class website, cornell70.org, and remember that our 45th Reunion is just two and a half short years away, June 4-7, 2015, in Ithaca.  Our News Form came in two versions this year.  One asked, "Who at Cornell had the greatest impact on you?" and the other asked, "Considering what today's freshmen cart in, what did you bring to Cornell when you first came?"

Bella Pace, MD '74, continues to practice pediatrics full-time.  She also spends time reading, biking, tending her garden, and enjoying live jazz.  She and her husband, Henry Lesnick, live in Scarsdale, NY.  Bella attended her older son's applied-math, award-winning thesis defense presentation at Stanford U.  She is enjoying spending time with her younger son, who works in the technology business and lives in NYC.  She would like to hear from her freshman corridor-mates.  Bella does not remember what she brought to Cornell for freshman year, but she does recall that women were not allowed to cross Triphammer Bridge and go onto campus wearing pants!  Neil Murray is still working, playing a little golf and pool, and skiing.  This past June he attended IJCAR 2012 (Int'l Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning) in Manchester, UK.  He is presently working on the 24th conference on automated deduction, CADE-24.  He is co-chair of the conference, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid, NY, in June 2013.  Neil says that retirement is looking better!  He would like to hear from Alex Skutt, a fellow Engineering Physics major.  Freshman year, Neil brought a clock radio, clothes, and not much else to Cornell.  He and wife Janet live in Niskayuna, NY.

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from our September/October 2012 Class Notes column:

The Class of 2016 has arrived on campus and the Hill is all hustle and bustle once again. Actually it is busy all summer long as well, but a new school year has a different kind of busy! Hope all your summer vacations were great and that you will enjoy a wonderful fall season.

In some not-late-breaking news: In August 2011, Sharon Sauerbrunn Doyle, MFA '72 was a senior lecturer in screenwriting in Aqaba, Jordan, at the Red Sea Inst. of Cinematic Arts.  It is a project of His Majesty King Abdullah and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  Sharon has met the King and has experienced the Arab Spring firsthand!  She and her husband, Bart, live in Sierra Madre, CA.  Sharon has traveled a lot and caught up with Beth Neustadt '72 in London, where she is a management consultant.  She also saw Larry Jackson, MAT '71, at his home in Northfield, MA.  When her son Andrew was married in August 2010, she had a weeklong reunion with Laura Dingle Avery, Phyllis Rabineau, and Sally Margolick Winston on the Olympic Peninsula.  Steven Meyerson also wrote in August 2011 to say that he had a new position with Accretive Health as vice president of physician advisory services (AH-NYSE).  While his home office is in Chicago, IL, Steven and his wife, Linda, reside in Miami.  His company assists hospitals in complying with Medicare regulations, improving their revenue, and appealing denials.  Steven does a lot of traveling to client hospitals and Chicago.

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from our July/August 2012 Class Notes column:

I certainly hope your summer celebrations and travels have been great fun and safe as well.  Soon we will be preparing for a new school year and busy autumn.  Please keep in mind that our 45th Reunion will be in less than three years -- June 2015.  It would be a great time to start contacting friends and classmates to join you in Ithaca for a weekend of reminiscing and adventure (the campus is much the same, but always changing and being expanded!).

Phillip and Judith Segal Benedict line in Geneva, Switzerland.  Phil is teaching and doing research at the U. of Geneva's Inst. of Reformation History.  This year, two of his books will appear in French.  Le Regard Saisit L'Histoire is a case study of the use of new visual media (in this case, printmaking) to report on current history.  The English version, Graphic History, was published in 2007.  The second, L'Organisation et L'Action des Eglises Reformer de France, 1557-1563, is, Phil says, hardcore scholarship -- an edition of documents.  Both volumes are published by Editions Droz of Geneva.  Judy enjoys hiking in the Swiss mountains and does pro bono work for the local nature conservation organization.

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from our May/June 2012 Class Notes column:

Several Class of '70 classmates, including some members of the leadership team, gathered for a weekend in Washington, DC, at the end of January for CALC 2012 (the annual Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference).   We had a social event on Friday night with Bill, ME '71, and Gail Post Wallis (reunion co-chairs), Cliff and Carole Peck Fishman (treasurer and reunion registrar), Murem Sakas Sharpe (VP, communications), Jim Chapman, Kathy Landau Cornell (class council), Jim Rowan, MBA '72, Elvin Nichols, Don Noveau, and myself in attendance.  Saturday was packed with meetings, meals, seminars, speeches, and getting together with fellow Cornellians from all of the alumni classes.  We had our annual class meeting on Saturday afternoon with many of the same folks who joined us on Friday night.  Additionally we had webmaster Jeff Haber, MEng '71, connect with us via conference call, with Marty Stuart Jewett, Leane Werner Dicker, Cathy Hogan, and Phil Batson, PhD '76, participating as well.

Toby Marion was elected to a new position as VP of affinity groups.  Welcome and thank you to Toby!  We had lively discussions about a variety of topics and you can view and read the minutes from the meeting on our website, www.cornell70.org.  We had a few visitors to our meeting, including Touchdown the Big Red Bear!  Catch a picture of all of us on our website.  Saturday finished up with a scrumptious "tailgate" party, complete with a live broadcast of the Cornell/Colgate hockey game, Touchdown, and Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream for dessert.  There was more food and meetings on Sunday morning before everyone departed for home.  It was an informative and interesting weekend for all who attended.

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from our March/April 2012 Class Notes column:

Time marches on - perhaps spring has come to Ithaca!  I hope the winter season will bloom beautifully for all of you.

Phil Schwartz has a website that you can check out: www.watchreels.com/PhilipSchwartz.  He and his wife, Andrea, live in Santa Monica, CA.  Although Phil still shoots an occasional project as a freelance cinematographer, he is now mostly teaching cinematography and lighting at USC and the New York Film Academy (at Universal Studios).  Andrea became a full-time yoga instructor a few years ago, after retiring from a 20-year stint in the nonprofit sector.  In June and July 2011, they had an incredible adventure visiting nine national parks in the West, putting almost 3,000 miles on their Prius!  Phil keeps in touch with Doug Wyler, Mark Tabakman '71, and Lynn Axel Butterly '71.  He also sees fellow cinematographer and neighbor Jack Anderson '67, MFA '73.  Jack is now a tenured professor in cinematography at Cal. State U., Long Beach.  He was Phil's TA in his first file production course in 1968 and ran Cornell Cinema.  Phil adds that he is thoroughly enjoying his role as a grandparent!

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from our January/February 2012 Class Notes column:

I certainly hope your holidays were happy and good.  And now here we are into a new year—2012 already!  Be sure to keep up with Class of 1970 news and events on our website at our new address: http://cornell70.org.  The class leadership team will meet in Washington, DC, on Jan. 27-29, 2012 for CALC (Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference).  We’ll have a class meeting on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, which you can attend via conference call.  If you have topics you would like to add to our agenda, please let me know (cfm7@cornell.edu or cell: (610) 256-3088).  If you are interested in being part of our Class Council and would like to be part of the meeting or call, let me know that too, and we can discuss arrangements.  Enjoy your winter, whether it is in a warm or cold location!  

Dennis Vane (St. Louis, MO) is surgeon-in-chief at Saint Louis U.  He is the chair of pediatric surgery at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  Author Merry “Dee Dee” Bloch Jones and her husband, Robert, live in Gladwyne, PA, outside of Philadelphia.  Her latest work, a suspense thriller, was published August 1, 2011.  Summer Session is set in Ithaca on Cornell’s campus and is the first in a new series.  A previous series, the Zoe Hayes mysteries, is now available on both e-books and print-on-demand (from CreateSpace).  Both of her daughters are graduates now (BA and MS).  Visit Merry at MerryJones.com or contact her at merryddjones@gmail.com.  Grace Denton Holmes (graceholmes@ roadrunner.com) still works for Bassett Healthcare.  She says that changing to electronic records has been a challenge.  She and her husband, Tom, live in Norwich, NY.  They enjoy traveling, and their children play a big part in that.  In 2011, their son was married in Chicago and is presently doing post-doctoral work in Southern California.  Their daughter is doing graduate work in Washington, DC.  Both are great places to visit.  Grace wonders if anyone has heard from Belen Samper, who was from Colombia.

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from our November/December 2011 Class Notes column:

Ed Zuckerman (ezucker199@aol.com) writes that he is still working in TV, but with a new twist.  This past June he got a position with CBS running a relatively new show called "Blue Bloods," which features Tom Selleck.  With two weeks' notice, he moved to NYC.  He is keeping his home in California, and his wife and younger daughter are joining him in Manhattan for a year, more or less, depending on how things go with the job.  William Kaplan is a dentist in NYC with a practice on East 60th St. (www.eisdorfer-dental.com).  His extracurricular activities center around music and family, which he shares with his wife, Leslie. Their daughter Rebecca graduated from Smith this past spring.  William would rather be touring with Bob Dylan!  His fondest memories of Cornell are of the Arts Quad and Goldwin Smith, along with professors and many friends.  He would like to hear from David Simpson.
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from our September/October 2011 Class Notes column:

Autumn has arrived and the students are back on the Hill, so things are bustling in Ithaca, much as they are in all our lives.  Hope you all had a happy, healthy, and fun summer and will have a great fall.  Enjoy the news about your fellow classmates.

Kurt "Gert" Krammer (Concord, MA) works part-time in an Alzheimer's clinic.  He has been to Namibia and Botswana, and hopes to go to Africa again in the future to help and to teach.  Sandy Schorr and husband Chuck Breckheimer, MAT/MS '69, live in Hendersonville, NC.  Sandy continues to work as a pediatrician, but now has the job of her dreams co-directing a community hospital (Park Ridge Hospital) nursery outside of Asheville, NC.  She has been working half-time for the last two years and loving the time to pursue things outside of medicine.  She particularly likes hiking the trails and mountains of western North Carolina-they are located near two forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Smoky Mountains National Park!  Chuck is a retired high school chemistry teacher who taught at Ithaca High School for 25 years.  He has been very busy setting up recycling in Henderson County as well as working with several environmental groups.  Chuck also tries to help struggling high school chemistry students by volunteer tutoring.   And he works a lot on improving his tennis game.  They both enjoyed reunion last year!

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from our July/August 2011 Class Notes column:

Summer is in full swing and I have "fresh" news from our classmates for you.  Hope you all enjoy a safe, healthy, and fun (!) warm-weather season this year!

Patrick Kelly and wife Angela continue to live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where they are both in choirs as part of their extracurricular activities.  Patrick is a retired high school teacher and is now doing pro bono work as a mental health counselor for the Ottawa Fire Service.  In July 2010 he sailed the coast of Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik -- and he'd rather be sailing right now.  He has two grown daughters: Siobhan is studying in Buffalo, NY, at Medaille College to be a vet tech, and Stephanie lives in Toronto and works as a restaurant manager.  Patrick's fondest memories of Cornell are walking uphill from Collegetown to campus and Larry Dega's Elba Pizzeria in Collegetown.  He would like to be in contact with Udo Schlentrich (Hotel).  Harry Brull (Salida, CO) has a new career as a disc jockey on his local community radio station (Monday nights from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time at www.khen.org.  He also spends a good bit of time on his bicycle, including a ten-day tour of Croatia, as well as the usual Ride the Rockies.  Harry and wife Myra (Barrett), PhD '71, took a Fall 2010 trip to New England and New York (including Ithaca), and saw several Cornellians in the process.

Bruce Baird writes to us, in order of importance: "I am a retired Little League Baseball coach and camping chair of a Boy Scout troop."  He is also co-chair of the White Collar Practice Group at the Covington and Burling LLP law firm. Bruce lives in the Washington, DC, area.  Mark Finkelstein moved from Ithaca to Pecan Plantation, a wonderful community southwest of Ft. Worth, TX (near Granbury).  His extracurricular activities are golf, tennis, and, above all, aviation.  He got into flying in the last few years and has his pilot's license and his own small plane.  Pecan is an aviation community with two airstrips.  Mark doesn't think he will make it to our 45th Reunion, but hopes to join us for our 50th (I like that advance thinking!).

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from our May/June 2011 Class Notes column:

Summer is almost here and it is already a year since our 40th Reunion!  That means we are looking forward to our 45th in just four short years in June 2015.  Not exactly meaning to rush things, but it is never too early to come up with suggestions to make our next reunion even better than our last or to volunteer to help out in some way.  Just let me know whenever an idea comes over you or you want to sign up to do something!  And be sure to contact friends about joining you in Ithaca in 2015.  Enjoy the warm weather and family fun times.

Baschnagel Harris lives in Penfield, NY, with her husband, Norm.  Barb has been in a private psychotherapy practice for more than 20 years.  She received her MSW from Case Western Reserve in 1975.  She sees Karen Barr Walker and Evie Griffin Andolina '71 regularly for lunch.  Karen retired from teaching in 2008 after 30-plus years.  Evie retired in 2009 after working in the field of medical technology, also for more than 30 years.   Barb also gets together twice a year with Carol DeLuca Hunter, who teaches at Earlham College in Richmond, IN.  Carol's PhD is in history, with specialties in women's studies and religion.  Philip McNutt and wife Mary live in Ashburn, VA.

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from our March/April 2011 Class Notes column:

As the year is quickly moving along, I'm sure that delightful spring weather is just around the corner. Best wishes to you all for happiness and good health as 2011 progresses!

Kathy Law Orloski and her husband, Rick, JD '71, became grandparents in 2010.  Cole Law Orloski, born September 20, is the son of Kevin Law Orloski '99 and his wife, Maraleen Shields.  Isabel Grace Orloski, born in early 2010, is the daughter of Richard Law Orloski '94 and his wife, Alicia Forward.  Both Kevin and Richard practice law with their father in the Orloski Law Firm in Allentown, PA.  Son Joseph Law Orloski '03 completed an ER residency in New Jersey and is now working as an ER physician in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In addition, the couple's youngest daughter, Katherine Marie Orloski '10, graduated last May and married classmate Nigel Watt '10 in Houston, TX.  Katherine is teaching high school in Houston, and Nigel is in a PhD program at Rice U. Oldest daughter Rebecca Lee Orloski graduated from Lafayette in 1996.  Congratulations to all!  

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from our January/February 2011 Class Notes column:

Can we really be into 2011 already?  Seems like just yesterday we were all so worried about Y2K and here we are 11 years down the road, so to speak.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and will have a great and blessed and healthy new year!

Barbara Smith Kantor lives in Boulder, CO, with husband Michael.  In answer to our query about what you remember most fondly about our time at Cornell, Barbara says there was a new idea and a new person every day.  You just could not avoid broadening your mind, views, and heart. And you only realize this in its entirety a few generations out!  She would like to hear from Belen Samper.  Rich Schneider lives with wife Sue in Swampscott, MA.  Although he retired as an active partner from Deloitte Consulting in the summer of 2009, Rich remains active in several arenas.  He is on the advisory council for the Johnson School at Cornell and on the part-time faculty there as a visiting lecturer in strategy.  Rich is also an MBA coach at Harvard Business School.  In addition, he is a director with Sage Partners, a firm that does executive counseling and venture development.  Rich and Sue have lived in the Boston area for 35 years.  Their older son, Geoff, is in law school and their younger son, Cory, plays professional ice hockey with the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL.

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from our November/December 2010 Class Notes column:

The year is drawing to a close and our 40th Reunion is becoming somewhat of a distant memory.  Best wishes to you all for a happy and blessed holiday season and glad tidings and good health for the New Year!

Patrick Kelly (Ottawa, ON) is a mental health professional and EAP provider for Ottawa firefighters, police, and paramedics.  He sings weekly with the 50 voices in the Ottawa-Carleton Male Choir.  Patrick fondly remembers working and eating pizza at Larry Dega's "Elba Pizzeria" on Eddy Street.  He and his wife, Angela, celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary this past July by sailing along Croatia's Dalmation Coast to Dubrovnik.  As undergrads, Paul and Betsy Reed Guthrie met behind the circulation desk at Olin Library and the next thing you know, they celebrated our 40th Reunion with us in June! Betsy keeps in touch with her Cornell roommates Sharon Gerl and Sharon Huey Persbacker.  The three meet every year or two for a ski weekend and are determined to continue their fun tradition as long as they can, or at least until they can score the super-senior lift ticket discounts.  Paul and Betsy live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is a senior program manager at Autodesk, a software company, and he is a writer and consultant.

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from our September/October 2010 Class Notes column:

Woo hoo!  We had a great 40th Reunion!  Attendance was way up and we had a wonderful group of classmates and guests in Ithaca for the festivities, June 10-13.  The first attendees arrived before the opening of registration at noon on Thursday, and from that point on we had a steady stream of classmates coming into our HQ in the delightful and almost brand new William Keeton House.  The day was topped by a Welcoming Supper Buffet, the Savage Club Show later that night at the Statler Auditorium, and ther first of our three Ice Cream Sprees in the Keeton House dining room area with Dairy Bar specialities.
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from our July/August 2010 Class Notes column:

Reunion 2010 is over and our class celebrated the 40th anniversary of our graduation from Cornell at a party weekend in Ithaca in early June.  A full report will be forthcoming in the September/October 2010 issue.  The column will have been written right after reunion was completed, but publication has a bit of a lag time!   Steven and Shirley Beckwith Jalso, MS ’64, live in Ithaca and may be reached at sjalso1@twcny.rr.com.  Steven is a retired business owner and volunteers in the schools.  Shirley is a volunteer at many organizations such as the Salvation Army, Foodnet, and their church.  They have two daughters and four grandchildren.  One daughter has her PhD from the U. of Massachusetts Medical School and is a college instructor.  The other works in a bank in the legal division.  One son-in-law is a professor of astrophysics at the Ohio State U.  The other is a technician in an office machine company.   Dick Bertrand (Grand Rapids, MI) put his education and hockey coaching days at Cornell to work by founding a small sales and marketing firm called Hockey College Ltd., which he has since disbanded.  Dick has now transitioned into consulting with Pondera Advisors LLC.  It is a Web-based psychological assessment firm consulting with individuals, teams, and businesses on leadership and change.   Dick writes that Cornell is forever imprinted on his mind, and he especially misses his hockey coaching days at Cornell and Lynah Rink, jam-packed with the Lynah Faithful.  He fondly reminisces with his fellow players and other Cornellians about our 1970 NCAA undefeated National Championship team.
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from our May/June 2010 Class Notes column:

Reunion is just a short month away, and all the plans are set and in motion!  If you are already registered, THANK YOU so much.  If you haven't registered yet, there might still be time to get in on the Early Bird rate.  That deadline is midnight on Monday, May 10, so hurry and go online or contact our reunion registrar, Carole Peck Fishman, at (732) 842-7478.  The 40th Reunion Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Ithaca for a fun-packed weekend full of new and old friendships plus gatherings, lectures, and more, starting at noon on Thursday, June 10, through noon Sunday, June 13. We will be headquartered at the new and attractive William Keeton House on West Campus.   It is the fourth of five upperclassmen dorms built to replace the U-Halls at the bottom of Libe Slope.   How many of you remember Prof. Bill Keeton, PhD '58, from Bio 101 as fondly as I do?   He was one of my favorites from our undergraduate years at Cornell.
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from our March/April 2010 Class Notes column:

Our 40th Reunion, Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13, is only three months away.  We have a great weekend planned and look forward to seeing you in Ithaca for the festivities!  Our theme is "Sustainability," to go along with the many things that the university has instituted in the campus community, and includes a "100-Mile Dinner" on Friday evening—featuring food and beverage all obtained within 100 miles of Ithaca!  But aside from food and drink, the main attraction will be our classmates, old friends, and new acquaintances.  Plan to come and join in the fun.  Please contact me or (610) 256-3088 or log on to our web-site, http://cornell70.org for more details and info, and to for more details and info, and to see who will be at our 40th Reunion!
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from our January/February 2010 Class Notes column:

Best wishes to all of our Class of 1970 classmates and friends for a healthy and fabulous 2010! And, of course, be sure to ink in our 40th Reunion dates on that new 2010 calendar of yours: Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, 2010.   We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca for a fun weekend of reconnecting and meeting new friends.   Also be sure to contact "old" friends to encourage them to return to campus for reunion weekend as well.

From Japan, Seishi Yoda writes about his family and his life.  He lives with his wife, Mitsue, and their daughter, 3-1/2, in Yokohama.  Seishi completed his most recent job at the end of April 2009.   He is now involved in several volunteer positions, which include being a member of the J League management committee, as well as a member of the board of Bluff Medical and Dental Clinic (the oldest foreign medical clinic in Japan).  He enjoys being an honorary member of both the YC&AC and the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan.  Seishi especially appreciates and enjoys the extra time he is now able to spend with his little daughter.  He is in contact with Michael Wong '71, BS Hotel '70, and would like to hear from Peter Lin.  The thing that Seishi remembers most fondly about Cornell is receiving a scholarship.

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from our November/December 2009 Class Notes column:

Best wishes to all of you, friends and classmates, for a fun, blessed, and happy holiday season as the year 2009 begins to draw to a close.  And let's all look forward to a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous New Year in 2010.   Speaking of 2010, soon we will mark the 40th anniversary of our graduation from our fair Cornell.   Get out and buy those new calendars for 2010 and note these dates—Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13—for the grand celebration that will be held to honor our 40th Reunion.  Next, contact those friends you haven't seen in five, 10, 25, or even 40 years and make a date to meet in Ithaca for Reunion Weekend.  The campus has changed (of course, we haven't!), but it is still beautiful, and Ithaca (and environs) is a great place to visit and reminisce and just have lots of fun with "old" friends and new.
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from our September/October 2009 Class Notes column:

Back in early June, I met with Gail Post Wallis, Ellen Celli Eichleay, and Bridget Murphy to attend Reunion 2009 at Cornell.  It was a beautiful summer weekend in Ithaca and we all enjoyed "scouting" for ideas and such for our 40th Reunion next year!  Kathy Landau Cornell was also on campus to help out.  We all look forward to seeing so very many of you next June for a wonderful Reunion 2010 weekend, Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13.  Be sure to get those dates on your new 2010 calendars and connect with friends and classmates to make plans to meet in Ithaca for our big 40th celebration!

Sally Margolick Winston (Timonium, MD) reports that the "Quad Reunion" with Sharon Sauerbrunn Doyle, MFA '72, Laura Dingle Avery, Phyllis Rabineau, and herself was in Turin, Italy, this year for the Slow Food Festival. They had a glorious time in Venice and Milan and stayed in a castle on a lake in a cloud of fog!  Sharon took time out from her job in Aqaba, Jordan, to join them.  John Cecilia, MBA '79 and wife Lyn live in Lake Bluff, IL.  John has earned yet another degree, this one a master's in social work, which he completed in May 2008.  He now works in counseling in Chicago and in Libertyville, IL, at Youth & Family Counseling.  John is also in an advanced clinical training program and is collecting hours for his clinical license (LCSW).  He already has his LSW and MSW.  In the summer of 2008, Lyn and John took part in a CAU gourmet cooking class in Ithaca and made the cover of the 2009 brochure in their chef's hats!  This past June they attended John's Johnson School reunion at Cornell (and look forward to our 40th).  They are embarking on a major house expansion and renovation, which they hope will be completed in 2010.

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from our July/August 2009 Class Notes column:

Yikes, can you believe it?  Less than a year until our 40th Reunion; Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, 2010.  Can't wait to see you in Ithaca for a great weekend.  Plans are already in the works and you will get detailed information before you know it.  One way to start reconnecting with classmates now is through our Facebook group, "Cornell University, Class of '70."  The group was started for us by Lynn Girolamo Burke.  If you are already a Facebook member, be sure your profile includes Cornell 1970 (under "Education").  If you are not a member, I urge you to join up and connect with the many classmates who are already there.   This could be a great way to get more friends coming back to our 40th Reunion.   As always, the more the merrier!
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from our May/June 2009 Class Notes column:

It is somewhat difficult to believe, but it's true.  We graduated from Cornell 39 years ago this month!  That can only mean one big thing: Our 40th Reunion will take place one short year from now.   Mark your calendars, contact your friends and classmates, and make plans to join the fun.  Reunion 2010 is Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13.  Really looking forward to seeing you in Ithaca next June for the big celebration and party weekend!  Anyone interested in the planning phases of reunion or helping out during that weekend may contact me! Toby and Eileen Marion (Hong Kong) are pleased to report that their "retirement business," Golden Gate Wine Co., is in its fifth year.  It has been lots of fun, and hard work, too.   They have the widest range of American wines in Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, and Beijing.  They invite everyone to come visit them in HK, where the Cornell Club and the Hotel Society are very active.  Their son Guy has a PhD in marine biology from the U. of Queensland, is a partner in a software company, and will soon live in Palo Alto, CA.  Their daughter is a "2L" at Michigan Law.   Martin Tang also lives in Hong Kong, with wife Anne.  He has retired from his many years with Spencer Stuart as chairman, Asia.  Now he is better able to concentrate on his numerous other activities, which include being a longtime member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell.
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from our March/April 2009 Class Notes column:

I found some "old" (September 2007!) news from Steven "Wonder" Kross (Lake Lure, NC).  After 12 years on Hilton Head Island, SC, Steven is the owner of the Antique Hollow Farm Inn at Lake Lure.  The inn and guest rooms have accommodations for 11 with afternoon high tea served at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is served for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, Super Bowl Sunday, and holidays (i.e., Sadie Hawkins Day, Bastille Day, and July 4th, etc.).  There are superb mountain views, hiking, biking, and three golf courses within a five-minute drive, as well as colorful foliage, fine dining, fishing, and the Biltmore Estate, along with Chimney Rock Park and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.  Sounds delightful!
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from our January/February 2009 Class Notes column:

The years seem to be going by more and more quickly, especially between our reunions!  Perhaps it has something to do with reaching the amazing age of 60 (which many of us in the Class of '70 have already or will soon!).   Our 40th Reunion is a mere 18 months away and the dates to note on your calendar are Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, 2010!

Back in April 2008, both Joanne Srnka Maier and I attended a WAA (Cornell's Women's Athletic Association) reunion in Ithaca.  Joanne was on the badminton team and I played field hockey and was on the women's swim team during our undergraduate years.  We had a lovely, activity-filled weekend with a total of 14 WAA alumnae from various years attending.We enjoyed watching the 2008 women's lacrosse team beat Yale 8-6 in Schoellkopf Stadium.  In June 2008, Joanne retired from Guilderland Central High School after 38 years of teaching biology, physiology, and forensics.  She has had one husband for 38 years and has two sons, Brennan, who has a PhD from Yale, and Craig, a physician at Upstate Medical.  Joanne enjoys gardening and specializes in hosta and iris.  Susan Schindewolf Hirschmann '73 was also at the WAA event.  She and husband Tom '70 can be reached at hirschmarine@aim.com.
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from our November/December 2008 Class Notes column:

A short column this time, but more to come when your adventurous class president and correspondent returns from her most recent travels to other continents. R. Daniel Ladd Jr. (Bethesda, MD) writes, "My wife Jill (Jayson) '73 and I were at her reunion in June.  We also brought my parents Bob '43 and Carol Bowman Ladd '43 to their 65th Reunion.  We enjoyed our stay at the Carl Becker House (on West Campus) and all the activities.  I will be back in 2010 for our 40th!"  And from Ruth Sauberman Wachob (San Jose, CA): "I've been the teacher/director of a state preschool for the Cupertino Union School District for the past 19 years.  I'm looking forward to retiring in one or two years.  My husband Harry '69, PhD '76, is working at XOFT Inc., helping develop a small electronic X-ray source that helps more safely irradiate breast and endometrial cancers.  We love being grandparents.  Our son Sean's daughter turned 3 in June.  That same month, our daughter Rebecca married Marc Marasco, MS ILR '98, on June 7.  Also attending were Ken '68, MS '72, and Carol Scholz, our kids' godparents."
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from our September/October 2008 Class Notes column:

John Boldt and wife Barbara (Santa Fe, NM) have been building two new houses since May 2007, when John was offered an early retirement package from Hewlett-Packard (which he took!).  He also retired from his appointment to the Cornell Technical Advisory Board.  The first house is a completed rental property, and the second is a new home for them.  Hopefully it will be completed by spring 2009.  In July and August 2007, they visited Russia — a first for them even though John had traveled extensively during his career.  They report that the culture, history, and artwork were fantastic.  Since the fall of Communism in 1991, they write, great strides have been made (in large part due to the oil revenue), yet much remains to be repaired and modernized.  Winston Gayler (Belleair, FL) has returned to Jabil Circuit in St. Petersburg, FL, as a principal engineer in technology services in the industrial sector.  His design group adds new technology from the personal computer and consumer electronics fields to older products, such as White Goods and other appliances.
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from our July/August 2008 Class Notes column:

We are in the midst of yet another summer, which means our 40th Reunion is now less than two years away!  Mark your calendars for that important weekend: Thursday to Sunday, June 10-13, 2010.  This would be a great time to start contacting classmates to make plans for meeting back on campus for a great party in 2010. Steve Meyerson practiced internal medicine and geriatrics until 2003.  Since then he has been medical director of utilization management at Baptist Hospital of Miami.  He lives in Miami, FL, with his wife Linda, who has a tutoring business.  Son Eric lives in San Francisco and has a 20-month-old daughter.  Steve's daughter Anna also lives in San Francisco and has done her residency in radiology at UCSF.  Dan and Jill Jayson Ladd '73 (Bethesda, MD) proudly announce the graduation of their son Michael '07 from the Arts college.  He is the third of their children to graduate from Cornell.  Dan continues his support at EDS of a government travel system.  Jill is still seeing patients in her ob/gyn practice.  Although Dan is in the travel business, Jill is the family travel agent and planned a great trip to New Zealand's South Island in February 2007.
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from our May/June 2008 Class Notes column:

Another summer is almost here and that means warm weather and fun with family and friends. May you all have a wonderful season.  Dr. Doug Wyler and wife Irma (BS/MBA Adelphi U.) continue to live in Rockville Centre, NY.  They are proud to report that their son Daniel '07 graduated from CALS ("Ag" to us) in May 2007.  He is now on the road to med school via Georgetown U.'s special master's program.  Their daughter Ilana '09 is majoring in Communications, also in CALS.  Their youngest, Greg, is a senior in high school and is as yet undecided, but they are hoping for a hat trick!  Doug and Irma have opened another veterinary practice in Whitestone, NY.  They are working more than ever and enjoying every minute!
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from our March/April 2008 Class Notes column:

Our 40th Reunion is only 27 months away!  Start now to plan your trip to Ithaca and to contact '70 friends and classmates.  The dates are Thursday to Sunday, June 10-13, 2010.  Mark your calendars (or at least write it down and put it on the fridge) and we'll see you there! On November 15, 2007, the California Healthcare Inst. (CHI) announced the election of George Scangos, president and chief executive officer of Exelixis, to its board of directors.  CHI is a nonprofit public policy research organization representing leading California academic institutions and biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical firms.  Exelixis is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.  George began his career on the faculty of Johns Hopkins U. (where he still holds an appointment as adjunct professor of biology) and then joined Bayer Corp. in 1986, where he ultimately became president of Bayer Biotechnology. He also serves on several other boards, including the advisory board for the Cornell Life Sciences Initiative.  George received a doctorate in microbiology from UMass and was a post-doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Frank Ruddle at Yale.  Exelixis is at the leading edge of life science R&D and so CHI is very pleased to welcome George to their board.
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from our January/February 2008 Class Notes column:

Sending best wishes for a wonderful and healthy 2008 to all the members of our class.  Remember that our 40th Reunion is only two and half years away, Thursday to Sunday, June 10-13, 2010.  See you in Ithaca!

After 37 years of active service, Robert R. "Rusty" Blackman retired from the US Marine Corps on July 18, 2007.   Most recently, Lt. Gen. Blackman served as the Commander, USMC Forces Command, the senior operational command position in the Marine Corps. Prior to this assignment, Rusty served as Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force and US Marine Corps Bases Japan.  In 2004, while in Japan, he also served as Commander, Combined Support Force 536 for Operation Unified Assistance, which provided humanitarian relief to hundreds of thousands of tsunami victims in Southeast Asia.  Rusty served as the Chief of Staff for the Combined Forces Land Component Command for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002-03, and as the Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Division and the Marine Corps U.  In his earlier service, as a lieutenant colonel, he was selected as a national security fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard U.  Rusty will retire in Norfolk, VA, and embark upon a second career in military and national security consulting.
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from our November/December 2007 Class Notes column:

Yet another year has nearly come and gone.  All best wishes to the members of the Class of '70 for a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season and for a terrific, healthy, and fun 2008!

Nicholas Adams (Amenia, NY) has published a book on the architectural firm Skidmore,Owings, and Merrill (Phaidon Press, 2007).  Nathaniel Owings was Class of '27.  John and Lynn Axel Butterly '71 have three children and live in Norwich, VT.  Arielle '04 and Daniel '08 are Cornell graduates, and Joel is planning to attend Dartmouth (but they love him anyway!).  John is a cardiologist and executive medical director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Lynn is a gastroenterologist and director of colorectal cancer screening.  Bill Fogle and wife Irene live in Mesa, AZ, and spent May 2007 on the Danube.  Bill is currently writing an illustrated memoir that covers the years 1966-77 in Ithaca.  His Delta Kappa Epsilon brother William Houck, BS '89, is helping with some of the photography.  Much of the fraternity's history has been published on the Cornell University Library DSpace website.
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from our September/October 2007 Class Notes column:

Leslie Hall lives in Tempe, AZ, and works at the Arizona Attorney General's office, representing the Accountancy Board in complicated cases primarily dealing with one of the Big Four accounting firms.  In summer 2006 she was elected to the board of governors of the Arizona State Bar.  Connie Fern Miller is a full-time public defender for Schuyler County, NY.  Her husband, Richard Van Emrik '73, works at the Schuyler County Clerk's office.  They live in Montour Falls and have two daughters.  Kate, 23, graduated from NYU in May 2005 and works in NYC, and Lane, 21, graduated from SUNY Potsdam in May 2007.
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from our July/August 2007 Class Notes column:

Mina Dulcan (Chicago, IL) continues to have an endowed professorship (Osterman Professor of Child Psychiatry) while she is head of child and adolescent psychiatry at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern U. and Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  She and the staff at CMH are engaged in planning for a new (replacement) hospital building on the campus of the medical school.  Mina will continue as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry until this fall.  In October 2006, her newest book from American Psychiatric Publishing, Helping Parents, Youth, and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts (3rd Edition), was published.  It is an expanded, restructured, and greatly updated version of the previous edition.  Recently Mina has signed up all the chapter authors for a totally new Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the same publisher.  Once again, Mina was named one of the "Top Docs" in child psychiatry in Chicago, which she says is a credit to the whole department at Children's.
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from our May/June 2007 Class Notes column:

In 1989, after spending 17 years working in the chemical industry, which included completing his MBA at the U. of Chicago in 1985, David Hurwitz moved on to consulting with Arthur D. Little Inc.  He has spent the last 17 years in management consulting, focusing on chemicals broadly, but specialty chemicals specifically,with activities in strategic planning, technology management, marketing effectiveness, and M&A support from acquisition strategy to due diligence to integration planning.  His business continues to evolve.  After leaving A.D. Little in 1999, he joined a group of former colleagues at Garnett Consulting, and in 2002 they morphed into a virtual company with some 30 former A.D. Little associates.  Their capabilities span chemicals, healthcare, food industries, strategic planning, technology assessment, new business development, M&A support, and operations improvement.While they don't have the comfort of regular paychecks, they have a strong client base and good working relationships to sustain them, like the ones recently established in China and India.  David looks forward to the some interesting travel ahead.
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from our March/April 2007 Class Notes column:

Joli Adams writes that there is much that has changed and much that has not in the last several years.  Claude is still editor at Astronomy & Astrophysics in Paris, where Joli also now works at correcting English for various international papers.  She teaches English a few hours per term at the U. of Paris VII (Diderot), and also does a bit of (US) college counseling on the side.  Joli does lots of gardening in their new country house (new to them as it was first built a long time ago).  The home is close enough to Paris so they go back and forth regularly.  Their oldest has continued studies in the US, where she is now in the vet/bio PhD program at Penn and doing well.  She lives with her Yalie sweetheart [now husband after a magnificent wedding in France last summer] with their dog and cat in their own house in Center City.  Recently, Claude and Joli made a short visit to confirm that all is well, and to enjoy Philadelphia.  While in Philly they had brunch with Linda Jackson, MAT '73, her husband Mike Murray, and their daughter Lindsay, a junior at Penn.  Joli also had coffee with a former student from Paris. It's a small world and a happy one at times.  Their second daughter has her own new direction in elementary teaching in the Lyon area after years in art and later art history.  She is very happy with it, and she and Joli compare notes on the métier regularly.
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from our January/February 2007 Class Notes column:

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and fun year in 2007!  Jon Lawrence (San Juan Capistrano, CA) writes to say that he and three other Pi Lambda Phi brothers, Mitch Bernstein, Charlie Adelman, JD '73, and Steve Kunkes '69, got together in March 2006 at the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar for some serious reminiscing.  Jon and his wife Elisabeth continue to make frequent trips to New York to visit their son Stefan '99 and daughter Marika '04, who is now in her second year at Cornell Law School.  Jon was recently hired as a ship's physician for Holland America Cruise Line.  He plans to increase the cruise time and work less on land and hopes to see you on board—but not professionally!  Grace Denton Holmes (Norwich, NY) and her husband Tom celebrated their daughter Laura's graduation from Bucknell U. in May 2006.  She is now with Teach for America in southern Louisiana.  Their son Christopher is finishing preliminary studies for his PhD in atmospheric chemistry at Harvard.
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from our November/December 2006 Class Notes column:

As I write this column in mid-August, the temperatures around the country have been in the 90s and above, and I am thinking about the coolness of late autumn and the coldness of early winter.  Best wishes to everyone for a good end to 2006 and a wonderful holiday season.

At the U. of Michigan, Flint campus, where he is a professor of sociology, Charles Thomas Jr. won the 2006 faculty Distinguished Service Award.  Charles recently went to a family reunion in San Francisco.  Steve Meyerson is program director of the hospitalist program at Baptist Hospital of Miami.  He and his wife Linda live in Miami.  Their son Eric was promoted to vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, and daughter Tina has completed her medical internship in Chicago and started a fellowship in radiology at UCSF in July 2005.
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from our September/October 2006 Class Notes column:

It is fall as you read this, but it was written in June just after Reunion 2006.  I spent Reunion with the Class of '71 and had a great time.  I also enjoyed time with my daughter Bethany Meyer Paves '96 and her friends, who were back for their 10th Reunion.  These gals really know how to party!  Do any of you remember doing "the Worm" when we were on the Hill?

Alexander Lowe '09, son of Stephen Lowe (New York City), is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Bob Mirel has a new address in Plainsboro, NJ.  Patrick Kelly has been invited to be a member of the Ottawa Police Service–Victim Crisis Unit. He and wife Angela live in Ottawa, Ontario.  They will be traveling to San Francisco, Australia, New Zealand, and Los Angeles in November and December 2006.

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from our July/August 2006 Class Notes column:

Sandy Schorr and her husband Chuck Breckheimer, MAT/MS '69, enjoyed our 35th Reunion, despite the heat, and especially had fun on campus with Sandy's former roommate Maryellen Gaidusek Mitchell and her husband Bart. They had some fun moments reminiscing in the Tri Delt house where Bart was a kitchen boy and Maryellen and Sandy worked as waitresses for their board. Bart went straight for a broom and showed them how he could clean the kitchen floor in less than a minute. They all stopped at the Chapter House for a beer. The place hadn't changed, but the hill seemed a bit steeper than any of them remembered. Chuck just retired from teaching high school AP Chemistry (27 years in Ithaca; six in Colorado). Last August, Sandy and Chuck moved to a town outside Asheville, NC, where she is a pediatrician and they are both closer to family. They can be reached at [click here], and would love to hear from any friends who happen to be traveling through.
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from our May/June 2006 Class Notes column:

K. Brendi Poppel has enjoyed living in Santa Barbara, CA, for the past 18 years.  She focuses on the spiritual and creative aspects of life.  Brendi has been involved in an assortment of activities including acting in community theatre and television, working with developmentally disabled adults, public speaking, leading creativity seminars, and writing poetry and songs.  She is currently studying voice and piano, and enjoys working out and walking.  Martin Tang continues in the executive search business with Spencer Stuart in Hong Kong.  Due to the economic boom in China and the shortage of managerial talent on the mainland, his business is doing well.  Martin and his wife Anne have two children; Nicole (Stanford '04) is working in Beijing, and Christopher '07 is a junior in the Hotel school.  Christopher has been studying Italian since his freshman year and spent the fall 2005 semester at the Cornell campus in Rome.Martin attended our 35th Reunion in June and was happy to see so many familiar faces.
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from our March/April 2006 Class Notes column:

Douglas Hill has a new home address in Cicero, NY. Sue Mitchell lives in Milton, MA. Bill and Catherine Besosa Maro '71 have two daughters. Lauren '05 graduated from Cornell last May with a BS from the Dept. of Applied Economics and Management, having achieved the Dean's List every semester. She has now launched her career as a financial analyst at Babson Capital.Meghan (Wellesley '02) is a consultant for Cap Gemini. Sadly, I must report that Clayton M.Axtell III, JD '73, of Harpursville, NY, died on August 14, 2005.
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from our January/February 2006 Class Notes column:

Bob Keller and wife Liz (Mt.Holyoke/Duke '73) spent a lovely weekend back on the Hill in April 2005, as their older daughter was finalizing her college decision. He reports that unfortunately she chose city life and Penn over Cornell, so a big family rivalry is likely to develop. He is hopeful that their younger daughter will see the advantages of her father's school. She is a competitive figure skater coached by Serguei Zaitsev and is now in high school at the Park Tudor School. In May 2005, Peter (Dartmouth '72) and Becky Kvam Paquette visited Norway. This was a dream come true for her. Although they did not find any of her distant relatives, they did pass the tiny town of Kvam while on the train from Trondheim to Oslo. After 20 years, Becky is finally using her M Ed degree and working for non-profits. She is in special ed at an elementary school in Hanover, NH, and loves it. Becky's older daughter Erika is with TD/Banknorth in Portland, ME, and Devon is a senior at Vanderbilt. They write that it was great to see everyone at reunion.
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from our November/December 2005 Class Notes column:

Chris Aylesworth, DVM '74, and his wife Gayle live in Ferrum, VA, and can be reached at gayleandchris@earthlink.net. Their son Ryan '05 graduated in May from Cornell and is headed to grad school for his MPA. Their other children are Jen in Maine, Brendan in Atlanta, and Jill in the Chicago area. After a three-year search, Chris finally found a college professorship and sold their business and their house all within a month in the spring of 2004. Chris has become the program coordinator for the new health sciences program at Ferrum College and will teach A & P as well. Jack Bilson's change of career from human resources to horticulture continues to be exciting. Several new daylilies have been introduced, including Sweet and Petite, named for his spouse Nancy. Three miniature roses, Jack's Fantasy, Phoebe's Choice, and Fancy Nancy were requested by a major distributor. Use Google to locate his website Rosy Hem Garden. Jack, Nancy, Pitt, and Temple live in Salisbury, NC, and he can be reached at jmb299@cornell.edu. Jack adds that flowering plants make people bloom!
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from our September/October 2005 Class Notes column:

Ours was a hot Reunion Weekend, with air conditioning scarce in the older buildings on campus. And far too few fans could not conquer the heat in Barton, the Memorial Room, or our weekend home, Cascadilla Hall. Regardless of the weather (it was, after all, Ithaca), a good time was had by those attending our 35th Reunion. Reunion co-chairs Sandy Schorr (and her husband Chuck Breckheimer, MA '69) and myself arrived at Cornell on Tuesday evening to prepare the headquarters for the arrival of reuners. Carole Peck Fishman was a fantastic registrar and worked tirelessly before Reunion. Jeff Haber, our class webmaster, worked on the class website (http://cornell70.org) before and after Reunion to keep us updated.We had four wonderful student clerks to help us throughout, Morgana Carter '07, Emory Mort '05, Diane Rodriguez '05, and Sabeen Virani '05. Robyn Meyer '97 came to Ithaca to volunteer her time and assistance for our reunion, too. Our HQ was in the heart of Collegetown and right next to Cascadilla Gorge.
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from our July/August 2005 Class Notes column:

Susan Hymes Pross (Tampa, FL) is an associate professor at the U. of South Florida College of Medicine. Her husband Ron is a dentist in private practice. Their son Adam (American U.) is married and living in Pennsylvania; daughter Rachel (Barnard) is married and living in Tennessee; and son Seth is a student at the U. of Pennsylvania. Sue says no Cornellians yet, but there are still graduate school possibilities! Sue recently had a wonderful mini-reunion with Sue Linden Friedlander, Laura Wachsman, and Ida Ellen Schwab. After more than 20 years in Texas, Diana Christopulos is enjoying more seasons and topography in southwestern Virginia. Since 1987, she has had her own consulting business. This followed stints as a college history professor in the 1970s and an executive at the American Heart Association (AHA) national headquarters in the 1980s. Diana lives in Salem,VA, and enjoys family and friends all over the country. She is pecking away at the Appalachian Trail.
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from our May/June 2005 Class Notes column:

Our 35th Reunion is a few short weeks away, Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 12.We have a great party weekend planned for you. There is still time to register for Reunion 2005, so contact Sandy Schorr or Connie Ferris Meyer and we will get you signed up. The university is offering many exciting events including, among other things, the Olin Lecture, Cornelliana Night, many athletic events, the Savage Club, and the tents on the Arts Quad Friday and Saturday. One Class of 1970 highlight will be the barbecue luncheon on Saturday to honor and celebrate the life of Hank Brittingham and the lives of our other classmates who have died since our 30th Reunion or since graduation in 1970.We will enjoy our class dinners in the atrium at the new Duffield Hall on the Engineering Quad and the Memorial Room at the Straight.With the Class of 1965, we're co-sponsoring a double class forum titled "Cornell University is Different" by author Carol Kammen, and "Greying Baby Boomers and American Politics and Culture" by demographics expert Brad Edmonson. Our reunion finale will be our farewell brunch in the Ivy Room. We will be entertained and serenaded by the Sherwoods. See you all at Reunion 2005!
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from our March/April 2005 Class Notes column:

Cheryl Wasserman and her husband Ron Slotkin live in Washington, DC, and both work for the EPA. Their daughter Rebecca is in the Upper School at Maret and their son Jonathan is in middle school at McLean. Cheryl is associate director for policy analysis in the Office of Federal Activities. Ron is director of multimedia communications and technology. Cheryl focuses on environmental review of free trade agreements and domestic (tribes) and international capacity building in both environmental compliance and enforcement and in environmental impact assessment. She developed the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). She was also involved in the development of ISO 14000 standards for environmental auditing and management, and developed long-standing policies on state/federal enforcement, as well as courses and student texts on the subjects, which have been widely distributed and translated into several languages. Together Cheryl and Ron started a modest side business,Viscom Studios. They make personal movies to celebrate and honor individuals, families, and groups. They also enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, and playing tennis. Cheryl sends greetings to all in the Cornell family.
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from our January/February 2005 Class Notes column:

Our 35th Reunion (yes, it's true, 35 years!) will be held June 9-12, 2005, Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning. Mark your calendar and plan to be in Ithaca for a party weekend. Both our class and Cornell have great activities scheduled. We'll be staying at Cascadilla Hall in Collegetown. Events will be held at some of our favorite college haunts, as well as in new campus buildings. Ithaca can be glorious in the summer, so come back and take full advantage of the beauty of the campus. No prelims or curfews, and the dorm is co-ed! Reunion 2005 packets will be mailed to you in March; meanwhile, you can contact Sandy Schorr at Breckschorr@aol.com or me at conimae2@aol.com. See you in June!
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from our November/December 2004 Class Notes column:

On July 23, 2004, our beloved Henry Lee "Hank" Brittingham died after living with and battling colon cancer for 12 years. He was a dear friend, a special classmate, and an amazing reunion chairman. Hank leaves his wife Susie (LaBarre) '71 (SmlBritt@aol.com) and their grown children Jennifer, Todd, and Travis. Hank was an interesting and intriguing man, and very involved in life. He loved to talk! He delighted in stories, coincidental connections, and pieces of what he called useless information. He was a basic sort of fellow, and a detail man. Hank loved Cornell. He knew the campus, and he knew the ins and outs of Cornell's many buildings. His favorite place was the Dairy Bar and his ice cream topping was Hershey's chocolate syrup, canned only. He also loved Coke--no Pepsi for Hank--so for reunion, cases of Coke were loaded into the car for the trek to Ithaca.
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from our September/October 2004 Class Notes column:

John Bandfield lives in Rose Tree, PA, with daughter Ann, 16. John retired in June 1996 and now collects and restores antique English cars, including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars, MGs, and Landrovers. He also enjoys gardening and water-gardening at his place. Recent travels have included Singapore, Bali, Aruba, and Barbados--"Great deep-sea fishing in Barbados. "Ann caught a 70-plus-pound Wahoo, the largest catch in the family. John figures he'll never hear the end of it. Ann is a junior at the Baldwin School for Girls in suburban Philadelphia. She plays soccer, volleyball, and lacrosse and is beginning to look at colleges. "Hope she likes Cornell.
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from our July/August 2004 Class Notes column:

Charles Adelman, JD '73 and wife Debbi (Gerard) '71, MS '74, enjoyed Charles's 30th Law school reunion in June 2003. He was elected president of the Cornell Law Assn. for a two-year term. Debbi has been chair of the President's Council for Cornell Women since July 1, '03. She was also named president of Citibank Commercial Real Estate, a division of Citigroup. Their daughter Karen started at Harvard in the fall of 2003. Karen's brother Mark '05 sees it as a ploy to get Cornell-Harvard hockey tickets more easily. Charles and Debbi live in New York City.
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