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Rochester Review
September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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River Campus Undergraduate: 2000s


Sarah Sitarek DeLeo (T5) (see ’99). . . . Lauren Heath ’01 (T5) writes that she married John Patti in February in Cooperstown, N.Y. “We had a great wedding and even a special performance of a customized The Genesee to commemorate the day. The alma mater was performed by (from left to right) Tom Kindling, Paul Kenjarski, Damen Provost, Eric Senecal ’03, Scott Challener ’03, Ajay Trivedi ’02, Mike Stewart (husband of Eileen Campbell), Eileen, and Amy Beckhusen. Also in attendance were Rebecca Green Neal, Jessica Adler, Samantha Brodie Berg, Dana Romanoff (who was our very talented photographer!) and Sean ’04 and Julia Walling Barnes ’04. I am an emergency medicine resident at New York–Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and John is a systems administrator in the Stony Brook Medical Library. We live in Manhattan.” . . . Melinda Kline Lothes has joined the legal department of the Oneida Nation, where she will represent the interests of the nation’s government and businesses. Previously, Melinda was an attorney in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler.


Lauren Heath (T5) (see ’00). . . . Travis ’04, ’05 (MS) and Michelle Cataldo Hebden welcomed a daughter in November 2009. Arianna Cataldo Hebden was born at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. The family lives in Cambridge, Mass., where Travis has a postdoctoral position at MIT. . . . Eric Rosenthal and Jen Coliflores were married in January in Warwick, R.I. Many of Eric’s Sigma Nu fraternity brothers were present to celebrate. Alumni in attendance included (back row, left to right) Scott Goldman, Mahbubal Haque, Chris Camaione-Lind, Eric, Rob Gruenfelder ’02, Dave Meyer ’00, ’04S (MBA), Graig Solow, Elana Bandel, and Jason Bandel; (front row, left to right) Aria Camaione-Lind, Julie Meyer ’02, Jen, and Michelle Stanley. . . . Megan Toufexis ’08M (Res) and Abe Butz ’07M (Res) were married in January in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rochester alumni in attendance were (first row) Dana Olszewski, Jennifer Richman ’05M (MD), ’09M (Res), Nevena Dourova ’06M (Res), ’08M (Flw); (second row) Jenna Walsh Kane, Timothy Beal ’04M (MD), ’04S (MBA); (third row) Megan, Abraham, Lorrie Paston Jacobson, and Michael Jacobson.


Jennifer Keating-Miller writes that she has published a book, Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature (Palgrave Macmillan). After earning a doctorate in English at the University of Pittsburgh, she became the assistant director of undergraduate research and national fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University. She starts teaching in Carnegie Mellon’s English department this fall. . . . Theodore Ranallo writes that he completed training at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Glynco, Ga., for the United States Marshal Service and is a deputy U.S. marshal at a federal courthouse in Texas. . . . Laura Vivier and Matthew Vaughn were married in October 2009 in Grand Island, N.Y. Alumni and friends in attendance included (left to right, back row to front row) Rishi Mulgund, Nate Chambers ’03 (MS), Matthew Herron, Anthony Yandek, Francis Wacenske, Josh Rutner ’03E, Susanna Mayo, David King ’01, ’01 (MS), Brian Kehoe, Nellie Coats, Amy Lorenzetti Barg, Matt, Laura, Jen Brown Rutner, Emily Berenson, and Rachel Heafitz King. Also in attendance were Chris Wattengel ’00 and Alan Dietsche, a professor of anatomy and physiology at the Medical Center. Matt and Laura live in Chicago, where Matt is a health care consultant and Laura is a dentist.


Greg ’05W (MS) and Katrina Nowak Dusek welcomed their first child, Jack Gregory Dusek, in August 2009. Greg is a doctoral student in marine sciences at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Katrina earned a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from UNC in 2008 and is a lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. . . . Travis Hebden ’05 (MS) (see ’01).


Laura Reed and Adam Kasowitz were married in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in October 2009. They live in West Hartford, Conn., where Laura owns an online kitchen textile boutique,, and Adam is a public and corporate finance attorney at Day Pitney. Rochester alumni attending the wedding were (left to right) Katie Walsh, Eric Zimak, Jay Kalin, Jennifer Taber VanDerwerken, Nick VanDerwerken ’04, Evan Majzner, Laura, Adam, Emily Locker, and Dan Gross. In attendance but not photographed were Beth Springate and Rob Schatz ’91. . . . Sam Stavis writes: “Erin Charnow and I were married in August 2009 in Erin’s parents’ backyard in Encinitas, Calif. Presiding over the ceremony was one of our best friends, Rob Silverman. Attending the wedding were many Rochester alumni and friends: Toby Teel ’06, Aaron Wolff, Joe Ullman, Russ Kenner ’02, Katie Harvey ’06, Jeremy Boardman ’06, Colin Theis ’04, Lindy Falvey, and Kay Colner ’07.” . . . Janet Wightman ’05E writes that she is living in Basel, Switzerland, with her husband, Stephan Stücklin, whom she married in January 2009. She adds: “Sarah Wilson ’04 and Danielle MacRobbie ’05E were in attendance as well as my parents, Porter ’75 and Linda Langdon Wightman ’74. I am finishing my medieval music studies degree at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.”


Erika Winkler graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School and was executive editor for lead articles for the Albany Law Review.


Mark Biery sends an update: “Just wanted to let everyone know I am currently deployed to Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan, with First Battalion, Second Marines as a communications officer. Our unit is supporting the NATO International Security Assistance Forces mission in Afghanistan. The picture is of me on security patrol in Musa Qal’eh.”


Daniel Richman (see ’70).