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Class Notes

Class Notes

Class Notes

Class Notes is an excellent way for alumni to keep up-to-date with news about the progress of classmates and peers.

Use the Class Notes form to send us information electronically.

To become a Class Notes Correspondent for your class, call the Office of Alumni Engagement, 718.951.5065.

December 2020 to May 2021


On April 14, Queens Public Library celebrated Kenneth Neilson ’39, who at 104 is the library’s oldest cardholder. Neilson applied for and received his card in 1926.


Saul Kravitz
Class Correspondent
3382 Kenzo Court
Mountain View, CA 94040

Dr. Virginia Sánchez Korrol, professor emerita, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, was awarded the Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Contributions to New York History, 2020, by the New York Academy of History.


Steven J. Nappen
Class Correspondent
38 Troy Hills Road
Whippany, NJ 07981-1315

Elliott Seif published Teaching for Lifelong Learning: How to Prepare Students for a Changing World (Solution Tree Press, 2021).


Linda E. Gross Carroll
Class Correspondent
1732 Mistletoe Street
Sebastian, FL 32958-6646

Stephanie Calmenson has published new children’s books: Our Principal Is a Spider (Alladin 2021) and Stars of the Show: The Adventures of Allie and Amy (Alladin 2021), cowritten with Joanna Cole, author of The Magic School Bus series.


Henry P. Feintuch
Class Correspondent
33202 Town Green Drive
Elmsford, NY 10523

Professor Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, founder and president of the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine, has been chosen by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II (ruler of the Asante kingdom in Ghana), as the Essential Chief (Hiahene) of Asanteman. The HIA Stool was created by Opemsuo Osei Tutu I in 1690, with the occupier bearing the responsibility of being indispensable to the ruler of the Ashanti Kingdom.


Yael Abraham Fogel
Class Correspondent
431 Broadway
Lawrence, NY 11559

Chris Jones was selected a 2021 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Fellowship Foundation. Named after the fourth President of the United States, the fellowship is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and thus to expose the nation’s secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nation’s constitutional heritage. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government founded by an Act of Congress in 1986.


Serena Burdick has published Find Me in Havana (Park Row, 2021).


Areli Morales Romero published Areli Is a Dreamer (Penguin/Random House, 2021).

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