Class of 1992 Happenings from the July/August 2001 Assembly:
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Congrats to Steve & Laurie Bach, who were married last December in New Orleans. Included in the festivities were Pete Hudson, Todd & Melanie (Lauben) Little, Jason Schweis, Andy & Joanna Shipe, and Tony Rovelo. Melanie reported that the weekend was a success and got everyone excited about the reunion in the fall 2002.
Congrats to Steve &Michele Cavoli, who are enjoying the New Jersey/New York environs as Steven (3) keeps occupied entertaining his brand new sister Emma. Steve sent news of several classmates. Matt Fath is on his way to NTC. Bobby & Alison Sierens, with daughter Ryan (2), keep in close touch with the Cavoli family. Bobby works at Credit Suisse First Boston in their Private Client group. Scott & Carolyn Belveal, with daughter Catherine (1), recently moved west to San Fran. Scott works for Goldman Sachs after graduating with Bobby from Columbia. Carolyn ’93 is working in the UC Berkeley MBA program now. Wil Linder works for the State Dept and is on his way to Africa. Charlie Uchill works for Prime Trading in Chicago. Paul Johnson is also in Chicago where after working for GE Capital he started an e-business solution provider company. Lance & Laurie Chambers are also in Chicago along with daughter Meagan. Lance is working for Kraft while simultaneously completing the Kellogg MBA program. Rick & Donna Pressel, with their two daughters, live in Atlanta where Rick works in pharmaceuticals. Newly married Pete Carey is out in Silicon Valley working for a Venture company (pics and wedding details forthcoming). At Ft Hood Mike Crossett commands in the 4th ID. Jeff & Lisa (Pais) ‘93 Johnson and their two girls are also at Ft Hood where Jeff commands in the 1st Cav.
Rick & Helen Knight are enjoying life near Austin, TX. Ricky (1) is on the verge of running and keeps his parents busy by engaging in diaper production, toy distribution, and magazine destruction. Rick enjoys his work with a local law firm and Helen is staying busy managing Ricky’s many daily activities.
On the philanthropic front, Chris Lepp, Greg Anderson, Lance Chambers, Toby Crowder, Rick Knight, and Chuck Uchill have formed an independent non-profit organization called "The Paladin Foundation." Their mission statement explains that, "the Paladin Foundation is a non-profit organization providing scholarship opportunities and financial grants for educational programs to benefit the children of current and former members of the United States Army in order to assist their pursuit of academic excellence and foster the development of the next generation of American civil, business, and military leaders.” Not limited to just '92 or West Pointers, the Foundation relies on grads and others to help fund the scholarships as a way of recognizing their West Point/Army experience and the value that experience provided. Also involved in the project are Scott Belveal, Greg Cleveland, Marc Cottle, Scott Dunderdale, Grant Fay, Kurt Filosa, Spencer Forbes, Joel Gray, Tom Hansbargar, John Head, Paul Johnson, Bethany Lee, Al Obregon, John Paganini, and Phillip Shearer. The group's immediate goal is to provide the first scholarship bay the fall, 2002. The Foundation began accepting tax-deductible contributions this spring and is actively seeking additional volunteers to help fill various operational committees. Please send donations to: Paladin Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Tomball, TX 77377-0077. Anyone interested in more information can visit the Foundation’s website at www.paladinfoundation.org or contact Chris Lepp at firstname.lastname@example.org. Expect to learn more about the efforts of our classmates to establish the Paladin Foundation at our 10th reunion. Congrats to Chris and all of our classmates involved in this noble effort that brings great credit to them, USMA, and the Army.
Orlando Hammond sent a post card from Sri Lanka. After traveling across the Orient by foot, bicycle, and the occasional train, he is on his way back home to Idaho where he intends to run for public office. More to follow on Orlando…