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plans are firming up under the leadership of Laura Shippee Hart and Robyn Loring Specthrie. Please join us in making this the best ever. For complete info, including online registration and hotel discounts, visit skidmore.edu/reunion. We had alum- ni from all over the world at our 20th reunion and hope for the same this time. Deborah Halstead Cusma is co-curating the 18th annual Alumni Art Show at Re- union. She looks forward to seeing class- mates on campus Christian Hillabrant and family are moving back to Washington, D.C., after 15 years of life on the road. He reports that Steve Knobel and Mike Sheinfield are “heartbroken at the thought of their buddy moving four hours south ” Chris- tian will be at Reunion. Janet Phillips Gibson lives in Denver, CO, with her son Bradley and works in the financial services industry. Bashful about reporting in, she says, “It will be much more fun to catch up in person at Reunion.” Ceci Zak McGuire and I continued our skiing expeditions together this past win- ter in Park City, UT. While there was not much snow to speak of, we had a great time. We have our rooms for Reunion booked in downtown Saratoga, along with Amy Baptiste Nelson, Barbara Short, Ann Bennett Byers, and Janet Phillips Gibson. I hope to see you all May 31 to June 3 CHRISTINE CALLAHAN 686 CHARNWOOD DRIVE WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201-981-9515 CHRISTINECALLAHAN@ME.COM


less teens in Seattle, WA, since 1992. She recently started pursuing a JD at the University of Washington School of Law. She loves it, despite being one of the only students who hand- writes notes and exams. She has an adorable 9-year-old daughter, Olive. Antonia thinks often of late Skidmore government professor Ron Fiscus and notes, “He was one of the best teachers I ever had.” Award-winning teacher Andrew HaLevi recently received a PhD in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. He is in his fourth year as program direc- tor of Clark Academy, an alternative program for high-school students in the Charleston County School Dis- trict. Andrew’s wife, Jill, and daugh-


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Social worker Antonia Koe- nig has been helping home-


ters Noa, 13, and Mira, 9, are well. He is happy to meet up with any alums visiting Charleston.


Gail Boorstein Grossman’s yoga studio, Om Sweet Om, has been in operation for eight years, and Gail decided it was time to make her maiden voyage to India. She and three other yoga teachers spent three weeks there, and she says, “It was an amazing experience ” Gail’s daughter is a sophomore at the University of Maryland; her son is a sophomore in high school. Rafi Nasser and his family moved from Manhattan to London, where he expects to be for the next few years. BETH SKUDDER 16 JACKSON PLACE DARIEN, CT 06820 BSKUD13@OPTONLINE.NET


offices in Tarrytown, NY, which offers col- laborative workspace to freelancers, self- employed businesspeople, and employees who work remotely. They can use its state-of-the-art offices, conference room, kitchen, wireless, and printing through member arrangements from hourly to annual. Jenifer says W@tercooler provides


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Jenifer Ross is founder and CEO of W@tercooler, a suite of plush


all the advantages of a well-appointed, synergistic office environment “without the boss.” Membership options range from hourly to annual arrangements. She’s also helping job hunters, offering free use of W@tercooler amenities each Monday to any unemployed individual, first-come, first-served. Her e-mail is info@ watercoolerhub.com.


The Class of 1989 needs a scribe If you are interested in this role, contact class notes editor Mary Monigan at mmonigan@ skidmore.edu or 800-584-0115. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


profit that provides information and sup- port to pregnant women and their fami- lies regarding healthy, “mother-friendly” birthing options. She lives in West Hart- ford, CT, with husband Greg and their three boys. DANA METES 142 BEST ROAD WINDSOR, VT 05089-9564 DANAMETES@YAHOO.COM


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a cappella group Ball in the House performed at St. Augustine School in Andover, MA, last year.


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If you’re in the field of human resources, if hiring’s your gig, join our list of career advisors. Advise Skidmore students,


counsel fellow alumni in your field, and network and advance your own career.


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Michal Klau-Stevens is president of Birth Network National, a non-


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Jon Ryan and his


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While there, Jon connected with Lesa Stramondo Botti ’82, whose daughter Madeleine attends the school. After a fabulous show, which included songs by Bruno Mars and the Jackson Five, Jon and Lesa spent time reminiscing about Skidmore, including Jon’s experience with the Bandersnatchers and the creative pulse at the heart of the Skidmore experience. JANET MACAULAY REARDON 2829 EAGLE STREET SAN DIEGO, CA 92103-5421 JANETREARDON@HOTMAIL.COM


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