Classes from 1994-1999

Joseph Balagot (SMG’94) of Irvine, Calif., is an associate with an investment banking firm in Menlo Park, CIBC World Markets, where he focuses on health care. Previously he worked in London for Salomon Smith Barney. Joseph would love to hear from friends and classmates. E-mail him at joe.balagot@gte.net.

John A. Cigliano (GRS’94) of Stoneham, Mass., is associate professor of marine biology and environmental science at Bradford College in Bradford, Mass. John has also been an instructor in rain-forest ecology for the Children’s Environmental Trust Foundation, a group that educates students in immersion workshops about ecology and conservation of tropical rainforests. He spent a week with teens from San Diego hiking through the forest and the canopy of the Peruvian Amazon. He writes, “It was an incredible experience, and I hope to do it on a regular basis.” E-mail John at cigliano@mediaone.net.

Edward Feather (COM’94) of Framingham, Mass., is a senior account executive with PreVision Marketing.

Sarah Fogel (COM’94, CGS’92) of Atlanta, Ga., is an associate producer for CNN’s prime-time newsmagazine show, CNN & TIME. In the past two years she has coproduced several pieces, including one about the working homeless population in Boston. Previously Sarah worked in CNN’s Atlanta newsroom and the Washington bureau. She writes, “I still miss all my BU friends. It would be great to hear from you at sarah.fogel@turner.com.”

Suzanne Gavin (CAS’94) of San Francisco, Calif., is currently at school studying Web design. E-mail her at gavinsuz@hotmail.com.

Keith Ginsberg (SMG’94) of Ambler, Pa., received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June.

Cynthia Wheat Guzman (CAS’94) of Roeland Park, Kans., completed her master of education degree from the University of Missouri in 1996. She and her husband, Jerome, announce the arrival of their son, Jacob, on September 2. Cynthia writes, “We’re already making preparations to attend his graduation from BU in 2021!”

Timothy Heck (CAS’94) of Virginia Beach, Va., a Marine captain, was executive officer of the First Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company in Norfolk, Va., after a tour as a platoon commander. He recently completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet. E-mail Timothy at heckti@marforlant.usmc.mil.

Patricia I. Juarez (CAS’94) of Boston, Mass., is in her second year of postdoctoral training in pediatric dentistry at BU, after graduating last year from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is engaged to Kevin Martin (SDM’98), whom she met three and a half years ago at the Yankee Dental Conference. Kevin is in his first year of postdoctoral training in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. Patty still keeps in touch with members of Delta Gamma and says hello to her sisters. E-mail her at pjpeds@aol.com.

Kimberly Mount (SAR’94) of Brick, N.J., is in her last year of graduate school at Seton Hall University, pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She became engaged in February to Daniel Robinson. Kimberly hopes to get in touch with Aimee Maire (SAR’93,’96), Tammy Bleiman-Clarke (SAR’93,’96), Meredith Daniels (COM’93), and Chris Studer (SED’93). E-mail her at drobin9999@aol.com.

Michael O’Hagan (SED’94) of Denver, Colo., is athletic director at Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have two children, John, 2, and Maggie, 3 months.

James “Jack” Oldenburg (CAS’94) of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., is attending the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he is pursuing a degree in space operations, “so that I can truly be a rocket scientist.” E-mail him at jizack@earthlink.net to “share old Father’s Too memories.”

Jason Paltrowitz (CAS’94) of Brooklyn, N.Y., a relationship officer with the Citibank Private Bank, is in the part-time master’s program at the New York University Stern School of Business. He is engaged to Julie Black of Newton, Mass., who is in her first year of law school in New York. They plan to marry in June on Cape Cod. E-mail Jason at jason.paltrowitz@citicorp.com .

John Riedel (SMG’94) of Dover, Mass., is a strategic account manager with Cable and Wireless USA. He and his wife had a daughter in August. Their son, J.P., is four years old. E-mail John at john.riedel@cwusa.com.

Guy Roberts (CFA’94) and Rebecca Pipkin Roberts (CFA’95) of Austin, Tex., were married in the summer of 1998 and are now proud parents of a baby girl, Isabella Linea. Guy is an actor in Texas regional theater and a member of the Actor’s Equity Regional Committee Council and the State Theater Company. He recently played Lord Alfred Douglas in a production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Guy teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as a master class, Acting Shakespeare, for the State Theater Company. Last summer Guy directed The Taming of the Shrew for the company. Rebecca enjoys being a full-time mom and looks forward to returning to theater soon. E-mail Guy at guy@mermaidfilms.com and Rebecca at rebecca@mermaidfilms.com.

John Rubino (CAS’94) of Lake Forest, Calif., left law enforcement after injuring his knee in the training academy and is now a researcher on the Botox team for Allergan, Inc. John writes, “It’s not quite law enforcement, but it is still exciting to be involved in the development of one of the biggest drugs out on the market today. Things happen for a reason, right? I want to say hi to all of my friends from biology and from 17B. Hope to hear from all of you soon!” E-mail him at 9ersrule@home.com.

Laurel Thomas Schreiber (CAS’94, SED’94) of Salem, Mass., married Luke Schreiber in October on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Sheila Creaton (COM’95) was among the bridesmaids. Laurel received her master’s degree in English from Northeastern and is a research manager with AMR Research in Boston. E-mail her at laurelschreiber@hotmail.com.

Albert Jensen-Moulton (CFA’95) of Canton, N.Y., appeared in an off-Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy. He and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their first son, Molution. Albert would love to hear from Sarah Jane Shangraw (CAS’95), Trista S. Luke, Curt Elfenbein, and former bandmates Neil Pischner (CAS’96), Derek Jurus (CAS’95), and Ash Sawkar (CAS’95) at molutionjones@yahoo.com.

Adam Kantor (CAS’95, LAW’98) married Marcy Grossman (CAS’98) on Labor Day on Long Island. They honeymooned in southern France and Rome and live in San Diego, where Adam, a Navy lieutenant, is a prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Marcy is the manager of the La Jolla branch of John Robert Powers, an international talent and modeling agency. E-mail them at adams125@hotmail.com.

Andrew J. Kluft (SMG’95, CGS’94) of New York, N.Y., works at Societe Generale, a French bank, at the foreign exchange institutional trading desk. He would love to hear from old friends at andrew-kluft@us.socgen.com.

Justin Latona (ENG’95) of Louisville, Ky., writes, “Karen and I tied the knot on February 26 and have survived the first six months! The military saga has come to an end for me, and after four proud years as an Army officer, we are now residing in Louisville.” Justin is an inside sales engineer for Bastian Material Handling, a systems integration company. He would like to hear from old friends at jlatona4@bellsouth.net.

Barry S. Meyer (ENG’95) of Brighton, Mass., works in professional services for Pegasystems, Inc., a software company in Cambridge, Mass. E-mail him at entity@tiac.net.

Jason Raines (CAS’95), a Navy lieutenant, was recently transferred from the USS Harry S. Truman to the Fleet Industrial Supply Center in Yokosuka, Japan. He would love to hear from old classmates, NROTC folks, or alumni living in Japan at rainesjt@hotmail.com.

Andrew Riley (ENG’95) of Williamsburg, Va., is pursuing an M.B.A. at the College of William and Mary Graduate School of Business.

Jose Venzor (CAS’95) of Arlington, Va., and his wife, Cheryl Zandt Venzor, are celebrating their first wedding anniversary this January. Jose is briefings director to the secretary of agriculture and special assistant to the USDA’s chief of staff. E-mail him at javenzorjr@excite.com.

Matthew Weinshel (CAS’95), an Army captain, was deployed from Fort Hood, Tex., to Bosnia for a six-month tour. He works for an attack helicopter task force and has flown a scout helicopter for the past three years. Matthew has been in contact with Aaron Ellis (SMG’95), who worked in Hungary with Operation Joint Forge, Chris Walter (CAS’94), Kristen Walter (CAS’96), Justin Latona (ENG’95), Brendan Murphy (CAS’95), Kristin Murphy (CAS’96), Mark Smythe (CAS’95), and Chris Danbeck (CAS’97). He writes, “I extend my best wishes to my peers and friends from the ROTC classes of ’92 through ’96. Stay safe and stay in touch.” E-mail Matthew at mweinshel@yahoo.com.

Victoria Harnish (COM’96,’98) of Hollis, N.H., is a development writer for Groton School, where she writes all school materials, grant proposals, and some of the headmaster’s speeches. This summer she traveled to Nova Scotia to visit family and friends. She would love to hear from old friends and any alums working in the independent school community at vharnish@webtv.net.

Heather Sojong Kim (CAS’96) of Alexandria, Va., works and attends graduate school in Washington, D.C. She writes, “If you are an old friend, e-mail me. I would love to hear from you at him@pclient.ml.com.”

Maria Micela (COM’96) writes, “I have been feeling a little nostalgic for the good old college days – back when the idea of getting up at 5 a.m. to go to work seemed absurd.” Maria lives in Pennsylvania and works for an environmental engineering firm in marketing and new business development. She began graduate school at Villanova University and hopes to earn an M.B.A. by 2003. She says hello to Brian Corbett (SMG’96), Violette Gharavi (CAS’96), Layla Broumand (COM’96), Jen Jackson, and Mike Reilly. E-mail Maria at mariam@admarble.com.

David Pai (CAS’96) of San Francisco, Calif., writes, “I was hoping to have something exciting to report, like becoming a human cannonball, saving California from supervillains, or kidnapping the BC mascot, but I am just a lowly first-year law student at University of California, Hastings. San Francisco is great, and I seem to have met more BU folks here than when I was at BU. Oh, and to all those 481 Comm. Ave. folks (1994-1995), let’s try to keep up with our e-mails, OK?” E-mail David at davepai@yahoo.com.

Helen Murtha Trainor (CAS’96) of Poolesville, Md., married Patrick Trainor last fall. Dorie Weiss (CAS’97, CGS’95) and Sheila Shirazi (COM’99) were bridesmaids, and Al Guinto (CAS’93), Lisa Memmolo (CAS’97), and Amy Radetsky (SED’96) attended. Helen and Patrick welcomed their first child, Rebeckah Ilene, this past spring. Helen is head of the government proposal development group at Digicon Corporation. E-mail her at turtlehsm@yahoo.com.

Matt Britton (COM’97, CGS’95) of Lafayette Hill, Pa., is president and cofounder of the Magma Group, a marketing firm focused on reaching the college market. The company is growing rapidly and includes clients such as eBay, MyPoints.com, Sprint Telecommunications, and American Express. E-mail Matt at mbritton@magmagroup.com.

Sandra Cerda (SMG’97) of Euless, Tex., works in Dallas and would love to hear from fellow alumni. She writes, “Please take a few minutes to write me at sandra_cerda@hotmail.com and tell me how you’re doing. I wish you all the best of luck.”

Rolando Chang (ENG’97) of Corpus Christi, Tex., was recently “winged” as a naval aviator and will become a flight instructor. He is married to Gina Gaetani Chang (SMG’97). Rolando writes, “Also down here in Texas are Jason Williamson (ENG’98), Joe Zack (ENG’98), Andrew Gephart (ENG’97), and Victor Sorrentino (CAS’97).” E-mail him at grchang@prodigy.net.

Tara Cojerian (SAR’97) of Langhorne, Pa., received a master of science in speech and language pathology from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Adnan Dhermajwala (ENG’97) of West Hills, Calif., writes: “I just wanted to let all my friends know that I’m doing great out here in sunny San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles).” Adnan was planning to get married in November. “E-mail me at adhermaj@hotmail.com and I’ll fill you in on the details.”

Amy Fazekas (COM’97) of Annapolis, Md., lives with her fiancé and works as a public relations representative for Bruce Farr, the New Zealand designer of the New York Yacht Club’s entry in the 2000 America’s Cup. She writes, “Unfortunately, I won’t be going to New Zealand for the Cup, but at least the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World will be making a stopover in Annapolis during the 2001-2002 race.” Amy would love to hear from classmates at AmyFaz@aol.com.

Jennifer White Houston (SED’97) of Melville, N.Y., married Ronald Houston in May. Jennifer has been a French teacher since 1997. They would love to hear from BU friends at jennwhite@hotmail.com.

Carol Kycia (CFA’97) of Somerville, Mass., married Peter Olszowka in July at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, Mass.

Emily Salway (COM’97) of Jamaica Plain, Mass., announces her engagement to her “favorite BU alum,” Brett Greenberger (CAS’97, MED’01). They will marry in about a year. She writes, “We met at BU, our senior year, in a religion course.” Emily is in her second year of graduate school at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, studying to become a clinical social worker. She works at Cambridge Hospital in the outpatient mental health clinic and also teaches first graders at a religious school. Emily still keeps in touch with Emma Lester (COM’97), Ava Barab (COM’97), and Mara Flynn (CAS’97). She writes, “The city is a lot lonelier and quieter without all of us around, so drop me a line!” E-mail her at esalway@aol.com.

Seth Thornton (CAS’97) of Plano, Tex., is starting a company, R3 Systems, which specializes in enterprise business solutions for manufacturing and food processing companies. He writes, “Life has been moving at 100 miles per hour since I got down here, but I know it will be a very rewarding experience once my company is successful. I’d like to say hi to all of my friends I’ve lost touch with and encourage them to drop me a line. I miss you all and the good times we had in school together. Hope all is well.” E-mail Seth at seth.thornton@usa.net.

Geoffrey Wilson (CAS’97), a Navy ensign, completed the officer indoctrination course at the Naval Station in Newport, R.I., and reported to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

Albert Wing (CAS’97), a Marine private first class, completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Marissa Hansen (CAS’98) of Los Angeles, Calif., worked for a year with a teen pregnancy prevention program and is now pursuing her master’s degree in social work with a concentration in community organization and administration at the University of Southern California. In July, Marissa was a bridesmaid in the wedding of Rachel Delich (CAS’98) to Chad Nuerminan. Huguette Arza (CAS’98), Minsun Lee (SAR’98), Margo Cantiello (CAS’98), Wendy Meyer (SED’98), Chris Antonopolis (CAS’97), Catherine Sanders (CAS’98), Nicole Kimmins (COM’99), Jennifer Carroll (SED’99), and Jason Sole (CAS’98) also attended. Michael Larson (COM’98) of Jupiter, Fla., lives with his fiancé, Stacey Urich (COM’95), and is a reporter for bankrate.com, a division of Intelligent Life Corp. E-mail him at michaell@bankrate.com.

Aaron Read (CAS’98) of Allston, Mass., worked with WBUR for a year after graduation. He now provides technical support and Web design at RomNet in Brighton, Mass. He is also a Web audio engineer with Computerworld, Inc., and an engineer/sales representative with LPB Communications. “I’m living in Allston and I’m never leaving it!” he writes. “You can usually find me in the Sunset Grill. I’m still looking for radio work – anybody need a production engineer who does talent work, too?” E-mail him at aaronread@iname.com.

Ann Shim (CAS’98) is an Internet analyst for a venture capital firm in Korea. She writes, “Life in Korea has been a roller-coaster, but I’m enjoying every minute of the ride.” E-mail her at silverkyung@yahoo.com.

Joshua Bish (LAW’99) of Brookville, Pa., John Gorzkowski (LAW’99) of Ellwood City, Pa., and Susan Seitz (LAW’99) of New Wilmington, Pa., are new associates at the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh.

Karen Blinde (ENG’99), a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, is stationed in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., training to become an electronic switching equipment technician. In April she married Jason Stover.

Darrin Duda (GSM’99) of Bethel Park, Pa., is a consultant at Yanni-Bilkey Investment Consulting. For the past seven years Darrin worked at Acadian Asset Management in Boston.

Susan Only (STH’99) is coordinator of professional development for the American Theological Library Association in Evanston, Ill.

Sofia Pozoukidis (CAS’99) of Fairfield, Conn., is account coordinator at North Castle Design.

Lisa Beth Schreider (COM’99) of Newton, Mass., is public relations assistant for Linx Communications, a telecommunications service provider in Newton.