Class of 2003

Thank you for all who attended your Class Reunion! Special thanks to all of the Class Reunion Committee Members, without your hard work and dedication the reunion party would not have been possible. This group spent time making calls, flipping through yearbooks, talking during conference calls, and sharing ideas to develop a memorable and unforgettable event.

What a memorable weekend we had, and how time flies –the Reunion Parties, Alumni Avenue, and the Virginia Tech vs. Miami game were just some of the highlights to this amazing weekend. No matter how distant or near your memories of UM are, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming was the perfect opportunity to celebrate our place in UM’s history. We hope you will stay involved with your University of Miami Alumni Association in the future!

Thank you to all of you who celebrated your place in history with us as we honored all alumni during Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013. We hope you enjoyed your return to campus and that you will make plans to visit us again next year for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2014.

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For photos of Class of 2003 10th Reunion please click here

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Newman Alumni Center
Cost: $55  general admission/  $45 young alumni (Classes 2003-2013), UM employees, UM students and children (12 years and up)/ Free for children under 12
Alumni Avenue Admission is included with purchase of a class reunion ticket

After Alumni Avenue join the Class of 2003 at the new Rathskellar located at the Student Activities Center for an After Party. Class of 2003 10th Reunion Members will receive a commemorative cup and 2 drink tickets to the after party. There will be drink specials for 10th Reunion Members at the Rat.

Description: It is hard to believe 10 years have gone by!  This is a wonderful time to get together in celebration of connections made, bonds formed and the excitement that surrounded our years here. The Hurricanes football team battled and won against the Florida State Seminoles during Homecoming weekend. The first basketball game and the first graduation ceremony were held at the new Convocation Center. The 18th Annual Sportsfest competition ended with Hecht Residential College taking first place. Who could forget when distinguished lecturers such as Def Jam Founder, Russell Simmons and film Director, John Singleton visited the campus to deliver wise words to the student body. There are countless stories and memories to be shared. Save the Date and relive the memories that started your lifetime as a 'Cane!

Class of 2003 10th Reunion Committee:

  • Mrs. Erica Arroyo, BSC ’03, MALS ’08
  • Mr. Julio Barroso, BSC ’03
  • Mrs. Arlene Johnson, BGS ’03 MALS ’06
  • Ms. Amber Lawhorn, BBA ’03
  • Ms. Vanessa Lerouge, BSC ’03
  • Mr. Steven Priepke, BBA ’03
  • Mrs. Kimberly Racciato, BBA ’03
  • Mr. Carlos Reyes, BBA ’03
  • Ms. Dinah Trevil, BA ’03
  • Ms. Taryn Vanaskie, BS ’03
  • Mr. Armando Vazquez, BBA ’03

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Class of 2003 10th Reunion Committee, please contact Cie Cochran (305) 284-2206

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A Walk Down Memory Lane…2003
University Events

  • The Hurricanes win 28-27 against the Florida State Seminoles at the Orange Bowl in front of a crowd of 81,927 fans
  • The “Laramie Project” and “She Loves Me”, grace the stage of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
  • The undefeated Hurricanes played in the Tostito Fiesta Bowl for the National Championship, but lost due to a controversial call that was made during overtime
  • The 38th annual cardboard boat race was as exciting as ever

World Events

  • The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins
  • Thousands of Harley Davidson owners gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to celebrate 100 years of Harley Davidson motorcycles
  • Toyota overtakes Chrysler for the number three slot in US car sales
  • Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq is captured
  • Annika Sorenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour
  • China launches its first manned space mission


  • Average cost of a new house was $246,300.00
  • Average median income was $45,016.00
  • Average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.27

Pop Culture

  • The ABC’s 20/20 airs the controversial Granada Television documentary living with Michael Jackson
  • Keiko the Orca made famous by the “Free Willy” movies, dies
  • The recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) files copyright lawsuits against internet users for trading songs online
  • JK Rowling’s fifth Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is released
  • Concorde makes its last commercial flight

Popular Films and TV Shows Included: 8 Mile, Chicago, Catch me if You Can, The First Installment of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Finding Nemo, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Bruce Almighty, The Last Samurai, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Matrix Revolutions, X2: X-Men United, Bad Boys II, Lost in Translation, The Bachelor, American Idol, Joe Millionaire, Sex and the City,  and Will & Grace

Popular Performers Included: Jennifer Lopez, Amanda Perez, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Stereophonics, Clay Aiken, Elton John, 50 cent, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Kylie Minogue, Limp Bizkit, P. Diddy, Evanescence, Madonna, Beyonce, Coldplay, Pink, Blur, Ashanti, Nelly, Eminem, Tatu
Technological Advancements/Achievements: Apple launches iTunes which becomes a major success selling over one million songs the first week, and selling 10 million songs within 4 months of launch, flat screen digital televisions replaced the full analog versions.

Help Find Lost Alumni
Help fellow 'Canes reconnect with you, and your alma mater! If you recognize any of these names, please let your classmate know that they're "lost" and need to be FOUND!

Here are three simple ways to update your information and always stay connected with the happenings at the "U":

  • Visit and click on the links to update your information. You can also use this site to search the alumni directory for classmates you want to reconnect with!
  • Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 305-284-2872 or toll free at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) and update your information with a staff representative.
  • Attend a local club event and provide them with your updated information! For a list of clubs in or near your area, visit

Laura F. Adelusola, AB '03, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fahad A. Al-Obaid, BSBE '03, Doral, Florida
Ersin Alpaslan, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Mohammad A. Al-Wohaib, BSAE '03, Doral, Florida
Giselle F. Arias, BBA '03, Key Biscayne, Florida
Juan F. Ariza, BSIE '03, Key Biscayne, Florida
Lindsay K. Austin, BS '03, Chicago, Illinois
Amadou Ba, BSC '03, Miami, Florida
Nora Badia, BBA '03, New York, New York
Jenny Baldomero, BBA '03, North Miami, Florida
Pornphan Banternghansa, BM '03, Bangkok
Roberto A. Barreto, BSCPE '03, Coral Gables, Florida
David N. Bassan, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Georgios Bethanis, BS '03, Coral Gables, Florida
Meera B. Bhutta, BS '03, Mumbai-400079
Nicole T. Bielecki, BS '03, Denver, Colorado
Jamil A. Bouchareb, BBA '03, Moline, Illinois
Mohannad N. Budair, BSME '03, Miami, Florida
Ricardo Caicedo, MSIE '03, BSIE '03, Miami, Florida
Alexander Canino, AB '03, Sunrise, Florida
Diana L. Cepeda Pineres, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Maria E. Cordero, BBA '03, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Jay C. Daignault, BBA '03, Denver, Colorado
Scott M. Davies, BBA '03, Las Vegas, Nevada
Justin N. Davis, BBA '03, Highland Beach, Florida
Igna De Villiers, AB '03, Coral Gables, Florida
Pamichelle L. Delisser, AB '03, Miami, Florida
Rebecca R. Dellagloria, BSC '03, Miami, Florida
Ivon Dip, BSC '03, Doral, Florida
Jeffrey A. Donofrio, AB '03, New York, New York
Paul W. Downie, BSC '03, MBA '07, Titusville, New Jersey
Ryan M. Driscoll, BS '03
Lei Duan, BBA '03, MPRA '05, Miami, Florida
Jackeline R. Dyer, BSCE '03, Miami Beach, Florida
Kike B. Edwards, BBA '03, New York, New York
Nesha-Gay J. Edwards, BS '03, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Radia El Bousserghini, BBA '03, N Miami Beach, Florida
Hasnaa El Moutea, BBA '03, Miami Beach, Florida
Luis E. Esrubilsky, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Mohammed Fareed, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Christian Farrad, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Symanetta L. Ferguson, AB '03, Bronx, New York
Anna Carolyna A. Ferreira, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Valerie Figueredo, BBA '03, New York, New York
Kristina J. Freeman, BSEE '03, Arlington, Virginia
Camilo Galeano, BSIT '03, Cartagena,
Sharon I. Geuther, MSED '05, BSC '03, Miami, Florida
Jacqueline F. Goldhagen, BSC '03
Alison B. Goler, BBA '03, San Francisco, California
Juan E. Gonzalez, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Crystal C. Gopman, BSC '03, New York, New York
Jamaal H. Green, BLA '03, El Paso, Texas
Aaron M. Greeno, BSC '03, New York, New York
Amber S. Greenwalt, AB '03, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Holly A. Hannula, BSC '03, Hollywood, California
Kelley J. Hess, BSC '03, Washington, District of Columbia
Jeronimo E. Hirschfeld, BBA '03, Miami Beach, Florida
Gisela J. Jardim, BARCH '03, Boston, Massachusetts
Charmine R. Johnson-Garwood, AB '03, Montego Bay
Chorong Kang, BSC '03, Brighton, Massachusetts
Ariel H. Kattan, BM '03, New York, New York
Kelly A. Kearney, BS '03, Miami, Florida
Kristen R. Kendall, BBA '03, JD '06, Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Nina J. Kersh, BSC '03, New York, New York
Jonathan S. Knopf, BSEE '03, MSIE '07, Coral Gables, Florida
Liezl Kriekenbeek, BHS '03, Las Vegas, Nevada
Fernanda M. Kuchkarian, AB '03, MPH '08, Miami, Florida
Teresa Pui Yan Lam, AB '03, Miami, Florida
Thomas Le Forestier, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Imre Lengyel, AB '03, Miami, Florida
Enrique P. Lopez, AB '03, Tampa, Florida
Katherine M. Loring, BBA '03, Coral Gables, Florida
Alvin E. Martinez, BS '03, Weston, Florida
Bakang P. Masolotate, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Canaan T. Mathendele, BSCPE '03, Miami, Florida
Julie A. McCoy, BSC '03, Boston, Massachusetts
Silvia T. Melo, BSC '03, Miami, Florida
Jineane G. Miller, BSC '03, Sherman Oaks, California
Adrienne L. Miller, BBA '03, Jacksonville, Florida
Leah S. Mizrachi, BBA '03, Aventura, Florida
Kopano Mogorosi, BSCPE '03, Botswana Africa
Roger I. Montiel, BBA '03, Atlanta, Georgia
Lauren P. Morgenroth, BS '03, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Kimberly C. Myers, BBA '03, Santa Monica, California
Michael K. Nemet, BBA '03, Miami Beach, Florida
Michelle A. Norton, BBA '03, Brookline, Massachusetts
Mercy O. Nzeakor, BBA '03, Lauderhill, Florida
Yuta Oishi, AB '03, Miami, Florida
Yukiyasu Okuhata, BS '03, Miami, Florida
Fabian J. Ortega, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Moises Perez, BSBE '03, MSBE '04, South Miami, Florida
Ana L. Potter, AB '03, Davenport, Florida
Shannon M. Powers, AB '03, Winter Park, Florida
Talal M. Ridwan, BBA '03, Canada
Michael A. Rodriguez Montas, AB '03, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Flavia M. Romero, BBA '03, San Francisco, California
Suzette Rose, BSC '03, Chicago, Illinois
Burak Sahin, BS '03, Miami, Florida
Carlos E. Sarmiento, BSCE '03, Bogota,
Jason M. Saunders, BSAE '03, Tamarac, Florida
Wesley Scarbrough, BBA '03, Bonita Spgs, Florida
Eric S. Schneider, BBA '03, Teaneck, New Jersey
Sage-Willow Server, BBA '03, Loma Linda, California
Jason R. Seuc, AB '03, MA '09, Washington, District of Columbia
Nicolo P. Signorini, BSIE '03, MBA '08, Naples
Daniel Silberman, BBA '03, Miami Beach, Florida
Aaron Sperling, BBA '03, Los Angeles, California
Elizabeth Starr, BARCH '03, Miami, Florida
Sasha M. Stevenson, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Derek B. Stone, BBA '03, Scarsdale, New York
Glenda Tamayo, BARCH '03, Miami, Florida
Emily F. Threlkeld, BBA '03, New York, New York
Alberto M. Vaquer, BSC '03, Miami, Florida
Sasha M. Vaughan, BSC '03, New York, New York
Bianca M. Velez, BAIS '03, Chicago, Illinois
Sara E. Wasserman, BM '03, West Hollywood, California
Laura A. West, BSC '03, Portland, Oregon
Shawn L. Williams, BBA '03, Miami, Florida
Melissa L. Wilson, AB '03, Lenexa, Kansas
Leon B. Xia, BSCPE '03, Raleigh, North Carolina
Deepti Zutshi, BS '03, MD '07, Miami, Florida

In Memory List
Reunion years are an important time to remember classmates who touched our lives and helped make UM a great place to be. The following is a list of ‘Canes who are no longer with us, though their spirit lives on in our memories:

Alex E. Sawka, BBA '03
Aiman D. Hamdallah, AB '03

Christopher B. O'Farrill, BM '03