Our only Class Notes input  comes from a ‘somewhat’ long lost classmate, Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio.  She writes from Manilla, Philippines.I am considered part of class 1961 although I did not earn a Cornell degree. I already had an undergraduate degree--BSHE major in Foods and Nutrition from the University of the Philippines (UP) when I enrolled in Cornell's Hotel School as a "Special Student." I went back to the UP after 35 years when I obtained an MA in English, major in Creative Writing, in the year 2000. My thesis became a best-selling book that was sold on Amazon, titled "Teacher to Tycoon-- the Life and Times of Trinidad Diaz Enriquez." It was adjudged "Best Biography" by the Manila Critics Circle in the National Book Awards of 2000. My husband, Dr. Rebecco E. Panlilio, passed away in 1999. He did a postgraduate course in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Univ. of Pennsylvania while I was at Cornell. We had four children, two of whom live in London and are married to Brits. I have 10 grandchildren, the youngest of whom is a freshman at Harvard. “

We are at a lull in reporting on classmates and activities.  Following the annual class dues mailings we should provide a fuller edition for the next columns.  I know you will be reading Cornellians online and read further about the loss of classmate David Kessler, long time class officer and supporter of our class and Cornell.

Finally, do not hesitate to send your emails to us. Doug Fuss  <dougout@attglobal.net>  and Susan Stevens (sastevens61@gmail.com)