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Cicerone Alumni Email Update # 5

Dear Cicerone Alumni,

Well, we managed to sneak another one out last night against LSU. It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. Although it was good to see a nice little Spurrier trick play to score a touchdown.

Now on to the updates:

Jen Elliott is back from Europe and is applying to grad schools in her field of Geology.

Kelly Finn has returned from her year in Japan (where she was working for a French bank) and is now living in Charlotte. Kelly is a corporate analyst for First Union bank in their capital markets group. When she's not analyzing price-earnings ratios, she's in love with Eric Lynch (are we going to hear wedding bells soon Kel?) The Finn's new email address is

Christine Cover is working and living in Chicago for Hewitt Associates as a certified financial planner. She has joined the local Gator Club and claims that it's really not that cold in the Windy City (sure, we believe you Cover).

Dave Silvestain is still working for Procter and Gamble in Orlando. He has been spotted many times in Gainesville, allegedly on recruiting trips, but the buzz on the street is that he's just trying to spend time with Willa Howard. Dave is serving as the chair of thr young alumni committee on the Central Florida Gator Club board. Dave, of course, is still gaga over fellow Cicerone, Cori Strobel.

Speaking of Cori, she has left her position with Black and Decker and has taken a job with SkyTel Communications as a marketing rep for their advanced messaging systems. I'm Cori is having second thoughts about leaving Black and Decker b/c they did give her that bright yellow Dodge Ram pickup and her close contact with construction workers!

Elliot Throne was spotted at the LSU game and has assured me that he is enjoying living in NYC.

On the Cicerone Front:

We recently had six young ladies in the Homecoming Pagaent. Two of those gals, Shannon Domeier and Michelle Pietz were named to the Homecoming Court - so we've got a 2 in 3 chance of having the Homecoming Queen be a Cicerone this year!

Saturday morning before the LSU game, the Cicerones, along with Dr. Lombardi dedicated the 1997 Senior Class Gift - a Gator statue placed between UMA and Grinter Hall. The Gator was designed by current Cicerone Jill Surrency and will be a campus landmark for years to come. Former Cicerone Prez, Dave "The Bullet" Silvestain was in attendance (the gift was his idea). Dr. Lombardi, Jack Ruenprapan (the Senior Class Gift Chairman from 1997) and myself christened the Gator statue by pouring Swamp water from Lake Alice (of course, held in a Gatorade bottle) over the statue. So if you're in Gainesville, be sure to stop by and check it out!

Finally, on a note that is both disappointing and inspiring, yours truly broke his finger (making typing this very difficult) on the first play of the first game of the Cicerone flag football season. However, in true John, err Vince, Lombardi courageous fashion, I was able to play out the rest of the game, catching two TD passes and leading the team to victory. Upon finding out that the finger was broken, though, Intramural Chairman, Jeff Mapen has placed me on the disabled list for the rest of the season.

Take care, send me your updates and email addresses of fellow Cicerones, and GO GATORS!

Andy Fussner

Florida Cicerones - President