About the Writers


Julie Fybush (1997) wrote her essay for Helga Lindberg's 305 class, comes from Rochester, New York, and enjoys reading, music, movies, painting, needlepoint. Majoring in Human Resource Management, Fybush serves as a peer advisor, and participates in the Ambassador Program in the School of Management. She is also a member of The Society of Human Resource Management.

Patrick Higgins (1997) wrote his personal essay for Joan Marcus's 305 class. A Syracuse University Dean's Scholar, he majors in Anthropology and History and comes from Wantage, New Jersey. He is a member of the Undergraduate Anthropology Club, and Psi Upsilon fraternity. His interests include writing until 5:00 in the morning, reading, rugby, and listening to good jazz and funk.

Kelly Hines (1998) wrote her essay for Gil Haroain-Guerin's 205 class last spring. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hines majors in Accounting and Law & Public Policy. She is a SOM 122 teaching assistant, a member of Phi Eta Sigma, and is on the Dean's List for the School of Management. A member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, she also participates in intramural basketball, volunteers as an income tax assistant, and interns at Peat Marwick KPMG. Her other interests include international travel, poetry, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Matt DeMatteis (1998) wrote his journey paper for Vic Taylor's 305 studio class. Majoring in Finance, DeMatteis is from Stoneham, Massachusetts and enjoys running, and films. He has also received a Chancellor's Scholarship.

Cherelei C. Ramirez (2000) majors in Electrical Engineering and comes from Glendale, California. She wrote her essay for Xin Gale's WRT 105 last fall. Ramirez for the past two years, played in Miss Saigon as Ensemble/Lead understudy in the Toronto production and the First National Touring Company. Presently, she is in the First Year Player's production of Hair which will be showing in April. Her other interests include playing the piano, and watching Home Improvement at 6:00 and 7:00 PM every night. She is a member of the Philippine Student Organization, Asian Students in America, and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

John Salvisburg (1997) wrote his essay for Marjorie Ledden's 305 class. Originally from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; his family currently resides in Lewiston, New York. He is an upper division honors student and enjoys golf.

Laura Stafford (1999) majors in Magazine Journalism in Newhouse School of Communications and comes from Sidney, New York. She wrote her memoir as an assignment in Studio 110 with Anne Fitzsimmons. She enjoys writing, reading, biking, hiking, and camping.

Timothy Swan originally submitted his short story for Helga Lindberg's WRT 305. An Information Management & Technology major, his home town is Macomb, Illinois, the location of his storytelling inspiration.

Peter Szabo (2000) from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts majors in TV/Radio/Film and wrote his essay for Carolyn Pittman's 105 class. Majoring in TV/Radio/Film, his interests include sports (basketball), movies, and music. Szabo is also a staff writer for The Daily Orange.

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