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Maine or online at climbupit@gmail.com. Shane Diekman accepted an assign- ment with the Centers for Disease Con - trol and Prevention as lead behavioral scientist for its Caribbean regional office in Barbados. His work focuses on HIV/ AIDS prevention strategies in support of the president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.


Jennifer Kniffin Jones wrote after re - turning from parents’ weekend at Lafay - ette College, where they visited son Tyler, a freshman. She says, “While I am disap- pointed he did not choose Skidmore, I must admit that he is absolutely thriving at Lafayette! He has a wonderful group of friends and is already involved in clubs and sports and easily navigating the beau- tiful campus.” Andrew Whitelaw started a four-year master’s program in traditional Oriental medicine at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. He says, “I worked my way out of a 15-year career in visual effects (more than 17 films and many commer- cials and music videos) by completing yoga teacher training in 2008, and the program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2009.” Eric Drotch of Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, is one of 20 US citi- zens to be awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching grant for 2012–13. He will conduct re - search in Israel. Brenda Tananbaum has been working at her family’s Toyota deal- ership in Danbury, CT, for 10 years. Her brother runs the sales depart- ment, and she manages the back office. She says, “I continue to ride horses and have had the good for- tune to go on some amazing ski trips to such places as Portillo, Chile.” I continue to explore the world of


arts management. I still represent Donner Social (a lyrical electronica band) and have become chief opera- tions officer of a digital magazine called Latency, which explores music and culture in NYC. I look forward to seeing many of you in May for our 20th reunion! JENNY HERDMAN LANDO 45-05 30TH AVENUE ASTORIA, NY 11103-1261 SKIDMORE93@AOL.COM


Caroline, named after Marianne’s sisters and mother, was born August


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Marianne Cook Ratcliffe’s family has a new addition:


26. Big brothers Davis, 4, and Andrew, 2, welcomed their baby sister. Gordon Goldschleger reports from Can -


ada that he started his new role as VP of business development for JVS Toronto, a charitable organization with more than 65 years’ experience helping people find work. Gwen, 4, started junior kindergar - ten at the local public school, and Saman - tha, 2, started two days a week at the Waldorf day care. Gordon worked at the Waldorf school in 2006–09 and helped launch its day care program, so he’s very pleased that Samantha is able to attend. Stephen Steigman is celebrating 10


years of producing a daily public-affairs talk show at NPR affiliate KCUR-FM in Kansas City. In August he and wife Ta - mara Falicov, chair of the film and media studies department at the University of Kansas, welcomed daughter Noa, who joins brother Ilan and sister Avital. VICKI TISCH 330 W. 56TH ST., #2B NEW YORK, NY 10019-4241 VICKITISCH@YAHOO.COM


a baby girl, Golden, in October 2011. ’95 CAREER NETWORK NEWS


Miranda Bailey (miranda@ ambushentertainment.com) had


Miranda starred in her film Answers to Nothing with Dane Cook; it was in the- aters and is on video-on-demand. She is also executive producer for a reality TV series for HD Net called Labor of Love. David Ghent (dmghent@mac.com) is regional director of rehabilitation with Preferred Therapy Solutions. He oversees the therapy departments in 10 rehab facil- ities throughout Connecticut. Sybil Harcourt Zildjian (sybil.zildjian@ immunogen.com), her husband, and two children (ages 5 and 7) moved from Mas - sa chusetts to London, England, for a two- year adventure. She says, “We are settling in nicely and learning a lot about living abroad.” KEIRNAN CONROY KLOSEK 97 LAKE AVENUE NEWTON CENTER, MA 02459-2135 617-461-6643 KCKLOSEK@AOL.COM


nalism. He teaches sociology (his Skid - more major) and communication, draw- ing on nearly two decades of published journalism experience, and is the official faculty blogger at the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Com - munication and Media. He is busy these days on the Esperanza project, a collaboration between the Harring - ton School and a public library in tiny Central Falls, RI. Dan, wife Oralia, and boys Daniel, 3, Jacob, 4, and Christopher, 9, live in Central Falls, which is only 1.3 square miles —geographically the smallest city in the smallest state! ANN MARIE PRZYWARA 45 CASTLEWOOD DRIVE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-5823 APRZYWAR@SKIDMORE.EDU


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Twentieth-Century Spanish Theater, about modern playwrights’ use of traditional 17th-century eucharistic plays. With a PhD from Columbia (and a stint teaching at Skidmore), she has been on the Spanish faculty at Fordham since 2006. Noah Lewis relocated to San Fran -


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cisco from Chicago to open his firm’s new Silicon Valley venture capital headquarters. He would enjoy con- necting with local Skiddies and med- ical entrepreneurs at lewisnoah@ gmail.com. Leah Huntington-Dresser was


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