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In Memoriam Alumni

Remembering Nicole Korczykowski ’97 Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, classmates and friends of Nicole Korczykowski ’97. Nicole was among those on Flight 3407, which crashed in Clarence, N.Y., on Feb. 12. A beloved and talented alumna, Nicole touched so many and accomplished so much in her life. Her former teacher, Steve Moscov, had this to say about Nicole: “In reviewing my grade book for the year Nichole was in one of the Spanish classes I taught, I noted with great interest her absolutely stellar performance, having two A+s during the course of the year. This was a very special and gifted student, indeed. I seldom give or have given A+ but she managed two! Say something once and it miraculously became part of her lexicon, her speech pattern and even more surprisingly – her writing. The ease of her incorporating complex grammatical concepts as her own was just astonishing. She was one of the best students I have ever had the pleasure to have had in class. In fact, she took first place in New York State in BOTH the National French and Spanish exams. Her extraordinary linguistic ability aside, she always had the perpetual smile and good cheer wherever she wandered. Her ’can do’ attitude was as impressive as it was contagious. Spend a few minutes with her and you quickly realized what a very special individual she was… Nicole taught us many things but it was her ’joie de vivre’ – to get the most from life – that we will always remember and cherish. Her dancing, soccer, piano playing, acting – especially as the Chesire cat who magically appears and reappears – what a perfect role for her as her own smile easily rivaled that of the cat. In her own recollections on her brag sheet, her self description was, and I quote, ’I am interested in many things and I have very high standards. I am loyal, a good listener, considerate, understanding, extremely versatile and an OVERACHIEVER. I consider my greatest strength my enthusiasm for almost everything and my great desire to succeed. I have confidence that I can accomplish almost anything if I work hard enough and I know I have the discipline to do this.’ What pinpoint accuracy and how very true. We are honored to have been a part of her short time with us and to have benefited from her presence.” Nicole worked for a New York City-area investment firm. After Nichols, Nicole graduated in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where she had a concentration in finance. An alumna of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a Joseph Wharton Scholar. Nicole studied abroad at Sciences Po in Paris her junior year, and went on to graduate cum laude, with majors in International Studies and Finance. Working for Barclays Capital in Manhattan, Nicole was instrumental in the first closing of Barclays Structured Principal Investing Fund with initial commitments of $1 billion. Just days before the crash, she was promoted to the position of Director, the youngest in the history of the firm.

Paul U. Bretschger ’42 – March 8, 2009 Jerry R. Burns ’55 – April 22, 2009 William C. Conkling ’50 – March 27, 2009 James W. Greene II ’57 – April 2, 2009 Nicole K. Korczykowski ’97 – Feb. 12, 2009 Harry Lautensack ’45 – April 10, 2009 Robert J. Lyle ’39 – April 30, 2009 James W. Oppenheimer ’28 – May 18, 2009 Patrick J. Paladino ’98 – March 30, 2009 Alexander J. Ross II ’47 – Feb. 23, 2009 George E. Stevens ’48 – March 16, 2009 Richard G. Trefts ’49 – April 10, 2009 G. Frederick “Fritz” Zeller, Jr. ’47 – May 15, 2009

Friends

William K. Anderson, Jr. – March 27, 2009 – father of Wendy Mittlefehldt Lenora Coe – Jan. 8, 2009 – grandmother of Michael Stenclik ’05, Katie Stenclik ’07 and Allison Stenclik ’12 Sharon Dandes – April 16, 2009 – grandmother of Leo Dandes ’03 and Arin Dandes ’05 Henry J. Deperro – April 14, 2009 – father of Henry Jr. ’66 Frederick Helm – May 9, 2009 – father of Klaus ’77 and Thomas ’81 Peter M. Klein, Sr. – April 17, 2009 – father of CDR Peter M. Klein ’84 Irene J. Liguori – Feb. 22, 2009 – mother of Julia ’12 Robin Magavern – May 1, 2009 – wife of Jim ’51; mother of Sam ’81, David ’77, Molly ’79 and Bill ’78 Mary “Bubba” Oakley – May 7, 2009 – grandmother of Marykate ’04, Joshua ’07 and Emily’09 Alfredo Pegado – February 15, 2009 – grandfather of Sean ’07 and David ’10 Montgomery Pooley – Jan. 28, 2009 – father of Monty Pooley ’80 Sittampalam Rasalingam – May 12, 2009 father of Anusha ’92 and Shivani ’97 Thomas F. Sicignana – Jan. 22, 2009 – grandfather of Katelyn Todd ’05 and Allison Todd ’08 Robert L. Stone – Jan. 28, 2009 – father of Rob Stone, father-in-law of Beth Stone, grandfather of Wendy ’01 and Kristin ’04 Norma Trapp – March 18, 2009 – grandmother of Joe Trapp ’09 Larry Weiskopf – Nov. 4, 2008 – father of David A. Weiskopf ’85 Summer 2009

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