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ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


first child, Emma, on April 5. Kyle Lewis finished her MBA program


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at Norwich University after working full- time and taking classes. She works at the Vermont Ski Areas Association and looks forward to continuing to promote her favorite sport in her home state. The Grammy Foundation gave two grants to support the Caffè Lena History Project’s efforts to preserve rare archival recordings made at the venue in Saratoga Springs. Directing the history project is Jocelyn Arem, who attended a Grammy Week event in LA, where she met with Grammy Foundation VP Scott Goldman ’81. This fall Jocelyn presented a talk about her work at Skidmore, where she also lectured to classes in the music and history departments. She’s working with four Skidmore student interns who are helping the History Project uncover and document Caffè Lena’s story. She’s plan- ning an autumn release for a Caffè Lena book-and-CD/DVD box set, and there will be a related Tang Museum exhibition too. Kate Cassidy-McNulty and husband Chris welcomed twin boys Owen and Alexander last April. The family lives in Minneapolis, MN, where Chris is an attor- ney and Kate teaches English as a second language and piano. The couple looks for- ward to introducing the boys to Saratoga in the upcoming years. This fall I started a faculty position at Penn State in the department of nutri- tional sciences. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching and mentoring the undergrad and graduate students, while keeping up with several research projects in nutrition- al epidemiology. JACQUELINE VERNARELLI 1909 N. OAK LANE STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803-1316 JVERNARELLI@GMAIL.COM


in New Haven, CT. In attendance were Katie Campbell ’03, Erin Black ’06, and Becky Herman ’06. After spending a few postcollege years in Paris, France, Julia Esser moved to NYC, where, through Matt Lesser and Johnny Elwell, she met Chris Lake. Julia and Chris were married in September at her family’s home in California’s Napa Valley.


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On July 14 Courtney Lambert married Ryan Carroll on the beach


Brian Cugell and Morgan Cad - well Cugell ’06 welcomed their


She is director of sales for her family’s winery, Esser Vineyards. He works in tech. They reside in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, with their poodle Otto von Pickles. Lauren Mandel signed a book contract


with New Society Publishers (a carbon- neutral publishing house) to write the very first book on rooftop agriculture. Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agricul - ture is slated for release this spring in print and e-book form. See Lauren’s blog, eatupag.wordpress.com, for updates. Corinne Stevens moved to Europe and


is in the midst of an audition tour with German opera houses and agents. In Oc - tober she made her solo debut in Munich at a recital following a weeklong master- class with soprano Cheryl Studer. Ria Jodrie Kalinowski and husband Jim celebrated their first anniversary by buy- ing a townhouse in Woburn, MA. Ria is a career services advisor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA. She recently ran into Tessa Nazzaro in Davis Square while celebrating the birthday of Laila Moussa ’06. In New York Michael Godlewski is an assistant county attorney for Schenectady County’s Office of Children and Family Services. He lives in Niskayuna with his fiancée.


Christina McHugh Quagliana and hus-


band Michael welcomed baby Evan to the family on October 1; all are doing well! Josh Singer moved to Lakewood Ranch, FL, where he is an upper-school math teacher at the Out-of-Door Academy, a college-prep K–12 independent school. He teaches algebra and precalculus. He is also assistant coach of the cross-country team and an 11th-grade advisor. He looks forward to the new lifestyle that being in Florida brings. Rachael Beard just opened the Global Community Charter School in NYC’s West Harlem. As founding board chair, she is very proud of all the board mem- bers and staff who worked tirelessly to get the doors open. The starting class has 75 kindergartners and 75 first-graders, with the goal of eventually growing to be a K–8 school. In Seattle, WA, Erina Malarkey, who writes the food blog Shut Up & Cook, was chosen to be a contestant on master chef Thierry Rautureau’s Kitchen Circus online show (facebook.com/KitchenCircus). Kendra Pariseault will receive her MFA


in jewelry and metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design in June. She is cofounder of the jewelry line Kendra Phillip, which has had great suc-


cess in the Boston area and in Japan. Chris Brennan and wife Hannah were proud to welcome their first child, Grace, on May 29. Grace was doing great and already chubby, bald, and smiley—just like her dad. In Providence, RI, Jason Del Pozzo is a senior account manager at ShapeUp Inc., a health-care technology firm that helps companies leverage the existing social network within their populations to pro- mote health and wellness. Scott Moraes and Karden Rabin ’06


have created WellcastAcademy.com, a video-based health-information site simi- lar to WebMD but with a wellness per- spective. WellcastAcademy aims to be - come a premium online wellness brand, offering hundreds of videos from top wellness experts regarding common ail- ments such as back pain, stress, poor pos- ture, early aging, and depression. Scott finds it fulfilling to work on a project that will help millions of people learn how to eliminate unnecessary pain and disease from their lives. Zaria Forman spent August in Green -


land, leading an art expedition titled Chasing the Light up the northwest coast of Greenland. The journey retraced the steps of American painter William Brad - ford, who led the first Arctic art expedi- tion in 1869. The team of 11 artists and scholars gathered material and inspiration to document climate change through art. The expedition also honored Zaria’s mother, who had recently died. In Octo - ber Zaria traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to see the world premiere of Pontus Lid - berg’s ballet Giselle, for which 10 of her drawings were used as the set design. Another series of 10 drawings will be used in the set design for House of Cards, a TV series premiering in 2013, directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. Ben Duchac is a registered nurse at New


York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s ICU for burn victims. When not at the hospital, he is a crew chief and duty officer for the Park Slope Ambulance Corps, training and supervising EMTs in the Brooklyn area. Sam Jaspersohn and wife Kari Jessen Jaspersohn launched their independent electronic record label Jyre Records in September. They say their dedicated artists and producers share a belief in the emo- tive power of sound as they create musi- cal works of passion, joy, and intensity. The label will become an outlet for both electronic music and the visual arts, work- ing to nurture both musicians and artists creatively and professionally.


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