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CL AS S NO T E S Suzy Obuck is education coordinator


at Greenwich House Pottery in NYC. She thoroughly enjoys her work and the opportunity to grow and develop as a ceramic artist. Suzy is also taking under- graduate classes at Hunter College in preparation for pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. Brooke Miller gave a presentation on schizophrenia at the Society for Neurosci- ence annual meeting in D.C. A research associate at Scripps Research Institute, she has National Institutes of Health funding to study the role of microRNAs, which affect gene regulation, in the develop- ment of schizophrenia and depression. Allison Prouty is CEO of Second Bolt, a consulting, production, and manage- ment company that serves the entertain- ment, financial services, travel, and retail industries. Her upcoming projects include the Pilobolus Dance Company’s Annual Ball in June and the Electric Zoo Music Festival in September. Last fall Allison had a fantastic time traveling around Argen- tina for two months. Sam Stone is an assistant professor of public administration at California State University in Fullerton. He and his wife, Christine, welcomed twin boys Gary and Neil in September. Sam and Christine would love to connect with Skidmore alums living in southern California. Eve Cohen is a third-year grad student at St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grand Cayman. She and her dog Tundra enjoy long walks on the white sandy beaches, and Eve also goes scuba diving and snorkeling. Zachary Aria (aria@blankrome.com) and wife Kristyn are pleased to announce the birth of son Austin on October 17. Everyone is doing great and looking for- ward to many visits to Saratoga for the racing season.


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Walker Estepp ’98 was in attendance, and Paige Hammond ’98 was maid of honor. Wendy is still a Vegas showgirl, dancing six nights a week in Donn Arden’s Jubilee, a lavish musical at Bally’s.


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Wendy Lewis married Brian Cro- nin on October 7 in Jamaica. Rye


Alison Better completed a PhD in soci- ology at Brandeis in 2010. An assistant professor at CUNY’s Kingsborough Com- munity College in Brooklyn, she teaches sociology and women’s studies courses. She’s happy to be back in NYC. Esther Goldschlager is living in Minne- apolis, MN, and attending Hamline Uni- versity School of Law, where she is focused on the emerging field of dispute resolu- tion. Hamline is ranked as one of the top dispute-resolution law schools in the US. I am grateful to be able to work from home in Saratoga and travel to North Carolina frequently for my position as COO of Performance Impact. I look for- ward to hearing from more of you LAUREN GRANAHAN 66 NORTH STREET SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-2508 RHUBS5@HOTMAIL.COM


Carolina’s High Point University in Octo- ber. She is charged with redesigning the art history minor, developing an art-his- tory major, and implementing a study- abroad program in Italy. Anna was offered the job after she led the university’s visu- al-arts chair and other faculty members on a tour of the Bardini Museum in Flor- ence, Italy. An expert on Saint Catherine of Siena in 16th-century Italian art, she has a master’s and doctorate from the University of Manchester in the UK. Gena McCollom Russo is a junior human-resources generalist consultant for recruitment management firm Operations- Inc in Stamford, CT. She previously worked for consumer and business-to-business advertising agencies. Gloribell Taveras ’01 and Susana Co- lumna ’02 launched a food start-up called Chulita’s Famous. As a student Gloribell, aka “Chulita,” lamented that no store- bought sofrito (an essential herb-and-veg- etable base for many Latin dishes) came close to traditional home-made. So they’ve introduced two sofrito recipes and two spice blends that are sold in gourmet specialty stores throughout NYC. Check out chulitasfamous.com. JANINE GELLER JONES 7 GEORGE STREET STONEHAM, MA 02180 JRGELLER@HOTMAIL.COM


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Robert Marcus lives in Washing- ton, DC, with his wife, Maggie


Sullivan Marcus ’03, a dual-language teacher in public elementary schools. Robert is on the Democratic staff of the


Anna Piperato became assistant professor of art history at North


House Committee on Foreign Affairs, serving as the Middle East and North Africa policy advisor to the ranking mem- ber, Representative Howard Berman. This year the Diplomatic Courier named Robert among its top 99 foreign-policy leaders under the age of 33. Hannah Liverant Close and Joshua Close were thrilled to welcome daughter Emmeline on April 27, 2011. Hannah notes, “It has been amaz- ing to watch Emme grow and change at the breakneck pace that only babies can maintain.” Family dog Stella and Emme are the best of friends, but the cat still wishes he was an only child. Martin Voshell and Pamela Lord-


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Voshell ’01 welcomed daughter Cora on August 29. The family lives in Providence, RI. Pamela is a nurse practitioner, and Martin is a systems engineer. Floryn Glass Stock and her husband live in NYC, where she is a professional performer. Last February she sang in the ensemble of the Drama League’s tribute to actress Patti Lupone. In the spring she joined the company of Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, a workshop for a new play by Chris Henry, starring Anthony Rapp. Over the summer she choreographed a produc- tion of 42nd Street on Long Island, and then spent two weeks traveling around Ireland with her husband. In the fall, she performed in a 9/11 memorial event and felt “honored to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragedy by celebrating life through art.” Catch up with her at florynglass.com. Actor Gardiner Comfort has been per- forming with a production of Julius Caesar that’s been touring France since its 2007 premiere at the American Repertory Thea- ter in Boston. There is also talk of a tour to Bogota, Colombia, later this year. Gar- diner, who has also been teaching acting to young children in NYC the past few years, spends a majority of his time work- ing in education. Happily married three years, he and his wife live in a Harlem brownstone. Gloribell Taveras ’01 and Susana Co- lumna ’02 have launched a food start-up called Chulita’s Famous. While at Skid- more, Gloribell (aka “Chulita”) would la- ment that no other store-bought sofrito came close to what is made in a tradition- al Hispanic home. Sofrito, a blend of herbs and vegetables, is the quintessential cook- ing base for many Latin dishes. The Chu-


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