Life Beyond Graduation
"After four years of playing college field hockey together, the bonds of being teammates have only grown stronger between the members of the Class of 1998 and 1999 UVM field hockey team. Nine of them have stayed in touch and still talk, text, and email nearly every day."
—class of '98
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35 We received a note from her son, James, that Theresa Wilkinson McIntyre passed away.
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42 Anne Seymour Olmsted McClure passed away October 31, 2012. Anne spent several years in the U.S. Navy and then as a technician doing 16 mm film production and editing, before settling in Winnetka, Illinois, with her husband, Donald, to raise four sons. Anne was a longtime supporter of UVM and always spoke fondly of her alma mater.
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44 Saul and Rose Eisman Boyarsky are alive and well in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they have lived for the last 13 years. After 30 years in St. Louis, they returned to where two of their three children live. Rose recently made a genealogy trip to Miltenberg, Germany, where she was researching the Klingenstein family. Saul and Rose have been retired since 1990.
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46 Mary Lou Robinson Adsit reports that her son and grandaughter are professional horse trainers who have raced at many places in the U.S. and Canada. Saratoga is one of their favorites. Mary Lou missed the Green and Gold brunch in October because of a fractured knee cap, which put her in a wheelchair temporarily. The Green and Gold Brunch held October 6 at Davis Center was easy for me to get to with my disability parking card. The only representitives for the class of '46 were Betty Johnson Bahrenberg and me. Hoped we would see more of you. I also attended the Title IX brunch and was the next-to-oldest athlete attending. Mary Jane (Spike) Thornton had a good piece in the program/brochure remembering basketball. The Class of '46 did not need Title IX to keep pace with the men on campus—I received my varsity certificate for skiing and dance. I had nice phone conversations with Peggy Miller Logan and Betty Newcomb Crabtree. They are both still in their homes, active, and doing well.
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47 Anita Ross Pinney, who lives in Santa Rosa, California, finally got to a Class of 1947 Reunion, but was the only one at the class luncheon. She reported that "The food was great, and it was wonderful to see the old campus looking so good." She sends greetings to '47 grads who are still around.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. In June, 2012, Irene Urie Vollbrecht moved to a retirement facility in Fremont, California, only a few miles from her home of 45 years. "I can still attend the same church and stay in touch with old friends," she writes. "So far as I know, I am the only one of my classmates from the five-year nursing class of 1949 still alive, with the possible exception of Claire Riggs Moran '49, from whom I have had no word for two Christmases. If she is still with us, I send my greetings." Joanne Howard Kouris was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her all-female high school, the Buffalo Seminary, in recognition of her accomplishments in swimming. Joanne has continued to make sports her life passion. At UVM, she was on the varsity basketball, volleyball, and ski teams; she skied to assist the U.S. Army during the war; she medalled many times in swimming at the National Senior Olympics and in slalom, cross country, and triathlon at the Colorado Senior Games; and she has summitted 45 of Colorado's 54 14,000-foot peaks.
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49 Culver Sidney Brown, Jr. passed away on July 17, 2012. Culver was an Army veteran who served with General Patton's forces in the European Theater. After earning his degree in electrical engineering at UVM, he began his career with IBM, before relocating to California to work in the aircraft industry. In 2009, he returned to New England, settling in Sangerville, Maine. Irene Cadoret Wills, after 39 years of teaching (eight in Vermont and 31 in California) and 24 years of retirement, is still active in education as publicity chair for the Long Beach Division of the California Retired Teachers' Association. She also does publicity for her women's association, Beta Sigma Phi.
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50 Donald Cullison passed away in September. A great supporter of UVM, Donald cherished the time he spent on campus and the lifelong friendships he made while there. Neil F. Meurlin passed away November 11, 2012.
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51 Laura Mindick Smith is moving to a senior retirement community. "As much as we love UVM," she says, "33 years in Santa Barbara is still more pleasant than the 21 in Burlington."
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. R. Allan Paul wrote that following graduation from UVM, he went to Columbia University School of Law; just prior to his second year, he married Elsie Epstein '54. In 1956, he and Elsie returned to Burlington, where he practiced law for 54 years before fully retiring in 2010. In 1968, he co-founded the Law Firm of Paul Frank + Collins, which continues at One Church in Burlington. He and Elsie have three daughters, all married, two of whom reside with their husbands on Crescent Road in Burlington, almost next door to their parents. They also have five grandchildren, one married and one engaged to be married. Their immediate family has seven UVM alums. Allan served on the UVM Board of Trustees from 1976 to 1982 and 1984 to1990 and was chair of the board from 1981 to 1982. Although Bernice (Berger) Miller did not actually graduate from UVM, she entered with the class of 1953, transferred to Columbia, and completed her studies with a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She is the author of Liver Transplant: My Story, a book laced with humor while discussing, in layman's terms, the serious subject of liver transplant. Bev (Thorpe) Remick reported extensive U.S. travels in 2012, including Seymour Lake in northern Vermont; Cape Cod; Atlanta; and a bus tour from Charleston, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida. Since none of my personal trips were more than thirty miles from home last year, I have loved hearing about other people's travels. Do you have any to report? The year 2012 presented truly unusual weather. We all suffered compassionately with those on the East Coast who endured the devastating storm Sandy and hope that full recovery has taken place by the time you read this. Elsewhere, droughts have been occurring all over the planet, and glaciers and huge ice sheets have been melting near the poles. Unusual weather is affecting our local vegetation in California, also. My potted amaryllis bloomed in August, and we were still picking tomatoes and oranges from the back yard in early December, a full month and a half later than normal.
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54 After her husband died 10 years ago, Harriet (Nicki) Nicholson Suo followed their original plan to move to Portland, Oregon, where their son and his family live. She enjoys her two granddaughters and finds Portland a great city. In one direction is the ocean and in the other, mountains, and people are very friendly. She works out twice a week with a personal trainer, trying to continue feeling young at heart at 80. Matthew Baigell's latest book, Social Concern and Left-Wing Politics in Jewish-American Art: 1880–1940 (Syracuse University Press), will be published in 2014.
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55Larry Sullivan, of '55 ski team fame, sadly informed us of the death of his wife of 55 years, Betty Jane, in early October. Mary Jane Bryn Molthen passed away in late September. Although officially class of 1956, Mary Jane was a wonderful and loved part of the class of 1955. Along with yours truly, she helped to create the annual Tri Delt reunion in 1957; to this day the original '55 and '56 alums meet each fall at some special spot in New England. Norman Stevens was inducted into the Vermont Principal's Association Hall of Fame in May 2012. He lives with Stella, his wife of 54 years, in Jacksonville, Vermont. Hope your holidays were wonderful and that no harm came to anyone from Hurricane Sandy. Keep sending me news! —Jane Battles
Edward R. McElwee, a proud Lambda Iota Owl, passed away on September 2,2012. Johanna Wislocki
McKenzie writes that she is married to Brett McKenzie, a retired naval officer and now a professor at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. Johanna is an artist specializing in oil landscapes of the seaside and rural New England. She welcomes visitors to her studio, which is in her home, so please contact her if you are in the area. Her web address is mollynook.com. Following graduation from UVM, Richard G. Caldwell attended the University of Southern California before entering med school at UVM. After earning an M.D., he took post graduate general surgical training at Rush University while also earning an M.S. at the University of Illinois. It was not all work and no play, however, for he married Carol some 48 years ago. They have been blessed with three fine children and three grandchildren. Now retired, they remain active, connecting with the family and enjoying the fruits of their labors just north of Chicago. Marlene Goodenough Carr sends greetings from Laguna Woods, California, ("Paradise" she calls it) where she and her husband, Frank, moved upon retirement in 1999. Frank passed away in 2005, but with lots of things to do and people to do them with, Marlene reports that "This is a perfect place for widows." Marlene also tutors Mexican children with their English homework. She would love to hear from fellow UVMers. Gerry Quinn Dankowski writes that Dick and Diane Eastman Jones had a nice visit in Vermont with Gerry and her husband. The Joneses spend the cold winter months in Florida. Howie Braithwaite visited Gerry in July. Howie lives in Larchmont, New York, and although retired, he enjoys working a few days a week in one of the wonderful old hardware stores there. He sold his sailboat, but has enjoyed many great cruises to replace his favorite sailing days. Vi Menke had news of classmates who endured Mother Nature's wrath: George and Val (Kuebler) Bardis escaped damage from the devastating fires in Colorado Springs, and George '58 and Marcia Mockridge Giffin survived torrential winds and flooding as Sandy ripped up the east coast. In the giving back department, Rhea (Salsberg) Dorn writes from Newport Beach, California, that she is a volunteer at a local grade school, where she tutors second-grade students. She also tutors in the literacy program at the local library. Rhea asks that any UVMers in the Orange County/Costa Mesa area give her a call at 949-645-3973. Correction: Mark Rosenblatt writes that the story in the last alumni magazine reporting that he and Jennifer Lopez were seen holding hands at a hot dog stand was totally inaccurate. He states it was actually at a taco truck near the museum of art. Hal Greenfader writes, "Absolutely nobody else has offered any other news on our classmates." He suggests that either we '55ers do nothing of particular interest in our dotage except watch "Homeland" and eat roughage or many of us are in the witness protection program and therefore dare not rear our bowed, balding heads. I hope Christmas and the new year will have produced some scandalously newsworthy stuff that classmates will own up to." —Hal Greenfader
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56 E-pals Pat Kolk Connor and Marsha Pearl Jamil cannot stop reminiscing about the classes and professors each enjoyed at UVM, from those of Sam Bogorad and Jack Trevithic to Francis Colburn and Dorothy Van Ghent. After graduation, Pat started with G. P. Putnam's Sons, first in children's books and later with Putnam's paperback division. With the help of a Fulbright fellowship, she spent two years in Germany, then went from a career as an art historian to that of freelance editor. In between, while recovering from an accident and with a little help from an ancient sewing machine, she started a little business called Mediocre Mending. Marsha earned a master's degree at NYU's Graduate Institute of Book Publishing, sponsored by R.R. Bowker, a publisher's publisher with whom she worked. She later went from book publishing to TV advertising to public relations. Pat is still editing, and occasionally paints on commission, and both she and Marsha are writing, critiquing, and editing memoirs, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as doing volunteer work. They each have grown kids, do a lot more reading than gardening, ignore growing older, and, independently, decided to start smoking again when they turn 80 or maybe 85 or when a doctor announces, "You're terminal." If you want to say hi, e-mail Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org. She's been living in Beaufort, South Carolina, for about eight years, wishes she were back in Ithaca or living in London, and hopes someday to get back to Vermont. Marsha can be reached at email@example.com in White Plains, New York. She's been in the same house in the woods for 46 years, and wishes it were in Vermont where she frequently visits brother Dave Pearl '53 his wife, Jane, relatives, and ex-roommate, Judy Silon Hershberg. Melvyn H. Wolk had three pieces accepted for display in the Second Annual Alumni Art Exhibit at the Davis Center during UVM 's Reunion and Homecoming Weekend in October.
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57 Peter F. Allendorf, of Edgartown, Massachusetts, and Underhill, Vermont, passed away May 9, 2012. Ernest Bottum would like to know the whereabouts of Fred S. Cramer, an undergraduate major in electrical engineering at UVM, USAF captain, then UVM College of Medicine student. He practiced in Newport, Vermont; Minnesota; the USAF hospital in San Antonio, Texas; and was last in cryogenics in San Francisco. Arleen Mayer Williams taught in the Rutland schools until 1991, when she and her husband, John, a lawyer, moved to Sarasota, Florida. There she has taught in the Sarasota public schools,worked at Dillards, and supervised and taught at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital In-Patient (juvenile) Behavoiral Health Program. Arleen has two daughters—Susan Leith, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force, and Krista Gower-Johnson, who is the mother of a seven-year-old daughter.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Samantha Lawrence Zawistowski '03 reports that her grandfather Stanley Leroy Lawrence passed away in November. He enjoyed an active life surrounded by his family and loved the fact that both his daughter and granddaughter were UVM alums. A Delta Psi brother, Stanley was very proud of our university and how much it has grown. Carol Conner Frei and her husband, Rudy, have left their home of 45 years and moved into a continuing care facility, leaving them freedom to travel more. They look forward to the next reunion for the Class of 1958. Along with two of their grandchildren, they greatly enjoyed a trip through the Road Scholar (elderhostel) Program—"Toros, Flamenco, and Palaces on Spain's Great River"—spending eight nights on a river boat from Seville to Cadiz, with walking and bus trips to Huelva, Cordoba, and Granada. The Freis have four children and fifteen grandchildren. Five other classmates went "On the Road in Northern New Mexico" with Road Scholar in September, reporting a perfect trip—great leader, lots to see and learn, excellent care, a good way to get together. Linda Bowman Zahn '60 died in August. Her closest college friends, Thetas, fondly remember her energy and lively, cheerful personality. Multi-talented, she was goalie on the field hockey team and ringleader of Redstone dorm pizza forays—a vibrant person and good friend.
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59 David E. Hagberg passed away in September. An economics major as a student, he spent his professional career in the insurance industry, establishing his own business. Dave also had a strong spiritual faith and, when he left the business, travelled worldwide to dedicate himself as a Christian serving others. Dave was also a most generous alumnus, endowing the David E. Hagberg Scholarship at UVM. Nancy Dana Wilson recently published a book of her great grandfather's letters—Shouts & Whispers: The Civil War Correspondence of D.D. Priest of Mount Holly, Vermont. A labor of love, the book is available on Amazon. In November, Henry Shaw and David Bell reconnected in Columbia, South Carolina, where Henry lives and David's wife, Sally, was attending a meeting. Over lunch at a local saloon, they talked about everything from life in the freshman dorms and Kake Walk, to ROTC summer camp at Fort Devens and pushing troops at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. David and Sally have sold their house in Prescott, Arizona, and returned to Vermont. Currently they are spending winters in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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60 After leaving New York in 1996, Judith E. Hammond moved to Florida to care for her mother, who had developed Alzheimer's disease and lived to be 100. Judy is now living in Columbia, South Carolina, and would love to hear from classmates. Anne Gulick Heck reports that for the last several years she has had reunions with three of her Tri Delta sisters and their husbands while vacationing in Florida with her husband, Jack. "Sisters" are Joan Billington Dickson and her husband, Bob; Jean Young Weaver and her husband, Charlie; and Joan Lord Birmingham and her husband, Eric '61. "What great times we have getting together," she says. Mary Ann Mooney Chaffee, retired since 2005 after a 38-year career teaching Latin, found herself yearning for academia. So this semester she has been on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, auditing "Myths and Legends of the Trojan War," a course taught by Professor Robert Rodgers. "How the campus has changed over fifty-two years," she writes. "Of course, the student body now numbers over 13,000, which has necessitated a tremendous building boom. As I contemplate the 15 degree temperature this morning and my trek from the Gutterson parking lot to Votey Hall, my fear of freezing/falling is allayed by the fact that I can hop on the campus bus. Such luxury compared to our long walks from Redstone. I am constantly amused by the 'plugged in' generation. Every student on the bus is completely involved with his/her smart phone. Overall, however, the kids have been very solicitous of this ol' alum, holding doors and offering their seats. It's been so much fun that I will be scanning the offerings first semester next year."
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61 Robert Broberg, who resides in Wilsonville, Oregon, is enjoying lots of outdoor activity including cycling, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and skiing (at Timberline). Barbara (Bergen) Williams and Bob Williams recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at a villa in Tuscany. Joining them were their son Rob and his wife, Allison; son David and his wife, Pam; and grandchildren Margaret and Matt. Fran Grossman reports she is "Travelling in China as I write. For a developing country they are way ahead of us. Shanghai makes New York look second rate." Adele Kahwajy visited her hometown of Bennington, Vermont, in August and attended her 55th high school reunion, which was delightful. She is still enjoying retirement and would enjoy showing any classmates the Alamo. Her address is 5650 Grissom Road, #1601, San Antonio, TX 78238. Joan Tyler Mead and her husband, John G'67, are still in northern New Hampshire. They retired a decade ago, but continue to play in local bands and travel all over the place. Marvin Vipler is enjoying a new career as a real estate agent in New York City. He and his wife, Elaine, survived Hurricane Sandy in their New York City apartment, but the storm did major damage to their summer community on Fire Island. Luckily, their home only had minor exterior damage and no water damage inside. The cleanup process has started, but it will be quite some time before the community of Ocean Beach will be back to normal. He and Elaine spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Martinez, California, visiting their daughter and grandchildren. They are also planning a three-week trip to South Africa in late January, going on a safari and visiting their niece, who is working in Pretoria. When you read this, the deadline for sending news for the next edition will be within days, so please send an email to Steve with information about your latest activities.
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62 Lanie Heller Goldstein reports that although she is still in Colorado, seven grandkids with their parents and her mother are all in Boston, so she is kind of a commuter. Her husband, Joel, still practices medicine, and she continues to work as a travel agent. No retirement is in sight so far, but they're still having fun after all these years. Although Linda Leffel Landow could not get to the 50th Reunion, she did get the Class of '62 Memory Book, which brought back wonderful times. She noted "How many classmates wrote that Kake Walk was one of their special memories. Mine too. How times have changed!" Joann Brzezicke Trolinger did make it to Reunion, from Vacaville, California, and had a great time with nursing colleagues there. She and her husband are "sort of retired," both still working at what they love: Joann seeing patients and teaching and her husband coaching golf at the high school. Their two daughters are married and busy with their lives, and their two granddaughters are the delight of Joann's life. Although Vermont was beautiful, she loves California. Thomas Huber, a proud graduate alum, wonders whether any of his fellow UVM graduate students are still active and in touch. Following his UVM days, Huber continued his studies at Princeton, where he earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. He retired 15 years ago from Middlebury College as professor emeritus of German, having served as department head and dean of the German school. He now divides his time between NYC and Martha's Vineyard and still runs a small translation business. He sends his regards and good wishes. Marge Coleman Berg had a wonderful time seeing how campus has grown, but for her the highlight of the 50th reunion weekend was seeing classmates, many of whom were totally recognizable after all the years. Marge has made a pact with herself that as long as she can, she will attend these reunions every five years (hopefully until age 100 plus) and hopes many classmates would be so inclined. Marge noted that it was also a great honor to see her brother, Dr. Norman Coleman '66, receive the well-deserved 2012 Alumni Achievement Award at a dinner in the Davis Center on the Friday night of reunion. Enjoying retirement after 40- plus years of working, Marge feels fortunate to be able to continue to enjoy travelling and seeing what parts of the world are still available to us. She sends her wishes for a happy new year to you and your loved ones.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. Rick Hubbard writes that he is now retired, approaching 71 in December 2012, and living with his life-partner, Sally Howe, in a smaller home they recently downsized to in South Burlington. He and Sally enjoy a wide variety of activities to try to stay active and healthy: running, XC skiing, hiking, and bicycling among them. In August they hiked for almost four weeks in (mostly) the Swiss Alps, and in February/March 2013, they will be XC skiing as part of a master's competition in the mountains north of Trieste, Italy. In hopes of staying "intellectually fresh," Rick works hard to keep abreast of national policy in a wide variety of areas. He is most passionate about rousing citizens to press for major changes to our federal constitution and statutes to substantially improve the way we finance and conduct our federal political process. He welcomes any former friends and classmates to contact him when back for their "50th" in October. Although Devora Perlman Epstein is an official 1963 alum, her heart and soul are with the Class of 1962, whose 50th reunion she enjoyed in October, despite the rain. Spending the weekend with Barbara '62 and Joel Rutstein '62 and other friends mitigated the poor weather for her, somewhat. The Epstein New Hampshire lakehouse was the scene for a post-reunion frolic with the Rutsteins. Devora retired in 2011 after 30 years as a school guidance counselor and has been teaching adult education GED classes since then. Her son lives in England and teaches mathematics at Warwick University. Her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live in Acton, Massachusetts, where you will find the Epsteins most weekends in the gym or in the stands, watching football, basketball, baseball, and gymnastics. Steven Bernstein and Nancy Brigadier Bernstein '64 are excited that their granddaughter, Dylan, has applied for admission to UVM. When accepted, Dylan will represent the third generation of the family attending UVM. Their youngest daughter, Marla, also attended UVM, as did her husband. Steven is now retired after 47 years in the global logistics business, and he and Nancy are wintering in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and spending their summers in the Berkshire mountains (Sheffield, Mass.). Class officers, Jeff Falk, Kae Gleason Dakin, and I teleconferenced with the alumni office last week and there is plenty of news to share with you in this column. As you know from the last issue of Vermont Quarterly, our 50th year UVM Reunion will be held October 4 to 6, 2013, on campus, with our dinner at the Burlington Country Club on Saturday evening. By the time you read this column you will have received a "save the date" e-mail with a link to our class website, yearbook, and a continually updated list of classmates who registered for reunion. You will have also received a "save the date" postcard. Here is what is coming your way. There will be a June registration packet that you receive by posted or electronic mail. We designated the Doubletree Inn on Williston Road for our class housing. If you have not already done so, please make your reservations as soon as possible—802.658.0250. Of course you are welcome to stay elsewhere, at places such as the Sheraton, Hilton, or Courtyard Marriott. UVM blocked a number of rooms at a discounted price at all of these venues. There is free parking and there will be shuttles or cabs to take you to the various events on campus. Friday events include the president's reception at Waterman Manor and a tent party on campus with complimentary drinks and food. The classes of '53 and '68 will be there as well. On Saturday, as previously mentioned, we will have our dinner at the Burlington Country Club. Then on Sunday morning, our class will be inducted into the Green and Gold Society. We request your assistance to encourage our classmates to attend. If you are interested in volunteering to make phone calls to ask our classmates to attend the reunion and give a gift of support to the university, please contact me as soon as possible. In the meantime, begin thinking about memories and photos that you would like to share in the 50th Reunion Memory Book.
Here is some class news! Joan Powell Kerzner, Mary Bunting Decher, and Nora Barclay Terwilliger and their spouses cruised Alaska with Road Scholar in September. Joan and husband, Arnold Kerzner MD'63, moved from Belmont to Lowell, Massachusetts, about five years ago to become "urban pioneers." They enjoy their perch in a loft in a historic old mill overlooking the Merrimack River and have fallen in love with their adopted city. After a long career as policy director for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Joan now volunteers in an ESL class at Lowell High School, raises funds for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, sings with the Westford Chorus, takes courses through a retirement program at University of Massachusetts/Lowell, and spends as much time as possible with her two granddaughters and their mom, Leslie Kerzner Med '95, who lives close by. Her son, Jeff, has spent most of the last nine years living and working in Haiti, where the Kerzners have visited twice. They have a second home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and spend time there whenever they can get away. It provides a perfect and tranquil contrast to their busy urban lives. Joan's husband is still not ready to retire, completely, so they work and play around his schedule. Mary and husband, Reiner Decher, are both retired, he from the University of Washington, she from program manager of a Healthy Start program for pregnant and parenting teens. They live in Bellevue, Washington, where Mary continues her lifelong interest in horses. She still competes in combined driving events, aches and pains notwithstanding, and actively volunteers for several non-profit groups. She also continues to be involved nationally with the Leonberger Club of America, a breed of dog that she and her family brought back to the USA after a sabbatical in Germany in 1982. Her daughter, Laura '86, an opera singer, lives in Eugene, Oregon, along with grandchildren Henry and Alice. Nora and husband, Bob Noble, recently married and split their time between Coos Bay, Oregon, and Snohomish, Washington. Nora retired this past June from her academic and research position as a marine biologist at the University of Oregon. She volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club in Coos Bay and hikes, a lot. After a recent hiking trip for two weeks in the Dolomites, in Italy, she is, at this writing, on her way to Scotland to do more. Nora has two adult children—daughter Kelly, a poet and story teller, and son Rob, a social worker with a specialty in adolescent issues—and three grandchildren. Mary, Joan, Nora, and their families have kept in close contact throughout the years and have therefore been able to all keep track of one another. They are all looking forward to our 50th reunion and eagerly look forward to reconnecting with other classmates. They'll be there and hope to see you all there, too. In the meantime, I am wishing everyone good health and anticipating our 50th Reunion!
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64 Rosemary Leitner Townsend reports that her fourth grandchild, Graham Steven Townsend, was born October 13, 2012. She is still working at Anthem and has no immediate plans to retire. Pat Robinson Baldwin retired from teaching English to sixth graders. She now spends time walking her dogs, playing with grandchildren, reading, gardening, and enjoying leisure time. Southwest Virginia is a great place to live, she notes. Class secretary Susan Barber received a note from Mike Steinberg, reporting on the great 70th birthday celebration he shared with several classmates and many of their wives at the Summer Winter Restaurant in Burlington, Massachusetts. Joining Mike were Jim Rosenberg, Donnie Feldman, Howard Gorney, Gerry Sack, Bert Brooks, Neil Yeston, and Bobby Bell (all the way from Atlanta). Lots of laughs, great food, drink, and reminiscing—what a great way to move on to our next decade. Wishing you all a happy 70th birthday and hoping you are planning to attend our 50th reunion in 2014. Plan ahead. Let's have a great turnout for the class of '64.
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65 Donald Capron passed away in July. Donald spent most of his adult life in San Francisco, where he worked for Dansk International Designs as vice president of Western Regional Operations, and at Smith-Barney Securities Inc. as vice president of securities analysis. After his retirement, he was an associate professor of business administration for three years at the University of Massachusetts. He was a distinguished athlete, excelling in basketball, cross-country skiing, and mountain climbing, among other sports. Carmen Wessner West reports that she and her husband have been retired for 12 years now—she from an enjoyable career in high tech that afforded the opportunity to travel around most of the world. In retirement, Carmen has learned to play golf, which she loves, and does a lot of volunteering at the High Desert Museum, where she is a docent. She has kept in touch with her UVM roommate and the gals who lived across the hall from them. During the past 10 years, the four of them (and sometimes their spouses) have had mini reunions in Burlington, Vermont; Hampton, New Hampshire; Terrace, British Columbia; Bend, Oregon; and on an Alaskan cruise. "Can't believe we graduated that long ago," Carmen says. "We surely don't feel that old."
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66 Tom Spector recently published a book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing. Information is available on the website hathahouse.com. He is working as chief scientific officer for Adherex Technologies, leading a clinical trial for breast cancer. Most importantly, he still enjoys skiing. Tom says "Hello" to all his friends from UVM. Cindy Jeffery Southworth passed away in August of 2012. While at UVM Cindy was editor in chief of the 1966 Ariel yearbook and a regular member of the 10 a.m. Catamount Den Coffee Shop group during senior year. Class secretary Kathleen McGuckin remembers fondly the many interesting and fun discussions in the Den. Maybe some of you do too? Lane Morrison is finding retirement great after recently completing a career of 40 years in the defense industry with the U.S. Navy, G.E., and General Dynamics. He has no time for what he used to call work. Lane has 10 grandchildren, the oldest aged 7, and enjoys summer and winter sports in our beautiful state of Vermont. Alan H Rosenstein is a practicing physician/medical director in San Francisco with a family of four. All is well, and he is looking forward to the 50th reunion. Peter Mulford says hi to all from Hedgesville, West Virginia. Called out of retirement, Peter is now back in public service as CEO of a regional United Way in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. He and his family lived there from the mid-80s, when he was a hospital CEO, until moving south in 2001. "It's like coming home," he says, "with both our 'children' now only hours, versus days, away." He would welcome any classmates from the good old days at UVM who may be coming along I-81 to give him a call.
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67 Save the date—The Class of 1968 will be inviting you to attend their upcoming 45th Reunion in October 2013. After running a successful store for seven years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ed Bousquet and his business partner have moved Barbeque Mercantile to Austin, Texas, the capital of Texas BBQ. Janice Moncsko Cassidy and Jack Cassidy's son, Chris, an astronaut with NASA, will be launching at the end of March from Russia in a Soyuz rocket. He'll be headed to the International Space Station, where he'll live for six months. Dwight Ovitt reports that following retirement he is fortunate to be employed as an Outreach Advocate for disabled residents in Hawaii, where English is a second language. He continues to help Micronesians, who now represent about 20,000 residents in Hawaii. His Peace Corps experience following UVM continues into his retirement, so the language he learned and the cultural experience of that time is applicable in Hawaii nearly 45 years later. Jack has one grandson who lives in Los Angeles. Charles Thompson retired in 2008 from his second career as a high school math teacher. Prior to that, he worked for a wire manufacturing company in engineering and management, with a break for service and trip to Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot. He is currently staying busy teaching driver education, tutoring math students, and working on and taking trips in his antique car, a 1930 Whippet. He also serves on the Greek Alumni Advisory Council and wants to spread the word that the Nu Gamma Chapter of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity has recolonized at UVM. He is proud of those young men, who are truly living up to the ideals of the fraternity.
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68 45th reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. Your Reunion committee encourages you to make a hotel reservation for Reunion at the Best Western Windjammer Inn and Conference Center, 802-863-1125. Mary. C. Carlson G'93 was awarded the 2012 Robert O. Sinclair Cup for her many years of service to Vermont's 4-H youth programs, including her current volunteer service to Vermont youth and minorities. This award is given to retired UVM Extension and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty. Mary received the Sinclair Cup at the College's 19th Annual Alumni and Friends Dinner on May 12 in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the UVM Davis Center.
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69 Save the date—The Class of 1968 will be inviting you to attend their upcoming 45th Reunion in October 2013. Robert Moeller reports that he retired from teaching (30 years, mostly high school) and the military (25 years in the US Army Reserve) in 2007. That same year, he also visited his old army unit and a school where he taught in Korea. Robert has been modeling the Central Vermont and associated railroads since 2006, and two years ago, went to a steam railroad event in Saarland, Germany; while there he also visited family from Karlsruhe and went to the Moeller family homestead near Bad Hersfeld in Hessen. He has plans to be married again in the near future. A hockey player in his UVM days, Robert hopes the men's hockey team regains its winning ways. Lynne Van Sant Walker and her husband welcomed their second grandchild, Michael, on September 9. His parents and older sister, Michelle, live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lynne racks up plenty of frequent flyer miles visiting them. Her husband is getting ready to retire. In addition to spending more time with the family, they plan on doing quite of bit of traveling. Francine Ellen Block has had an exciting year, receiving three totally unexpected honors. The Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling recognized her for her work on the state and national levels in college admissions. "I was totally stunned," she noted, "and looked great crying before 500 people as I tried to thank my colleagues!" She also received the Bucks County Women's History Award for community service. The third was an award from the county United Way for volunteer service and leadership during the last twenty years. "To say I was humbled by all of this does not even begin to cover my emotions," commented Francine. Although not close to retiring yet, she has bought a place in New England, where spending time makes her heart sing and yearn for Vermont and her roots. Mike King, who lives in Rose Prairie, British Columbia, was recently awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal commemorating the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It read in part "in recognition of your contributions to Canada and your community." Mike is semi-retired, having been in the power line industry for 45 years. He and his wife, Diane Smith King '71, have four children and ten grand children. They spend part of the winter season in Mesa, Arizona, where their main pursuits are hiking and biking.
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70 Save the date—The Class of 1968 will be inviting you to attend their upcoming 45th Reunion in October 2013. In September, Kit Delfausse Ardell and her husband, Paul '68, had the pleasure of dining at Bill Hancock's restaurant, the Lobster Pound, in Ogunquit, Maine, where they had both a great dinner and a great visit with Bill. Brian Noyes Pulling has retired after working both in private agencies and then many years for the state of Maine as a social worker for people with cognitive disabilities. In that work, he particularly enjoyed helping to facilitate placing people in jobs in the community. After earning an M. Div. at Andover Newton Theological School, Brian also served in churches. He credits UVM with planting the seeds of his passion for social justice and peace—passions he holds to this day. He has been involved with Peace Action Maine for more than 20 years and with Occupy Myrtle Beach (S.C.), working specifically in human rights and civil liberties. Brian lives part of the year in his cabin in Maine and part of the year in South Carolina, where he continues to love the outdoors, day hikes, walking, and cross-country skiing. He would love to hear from classmates with whom he's lost contact; you can contact him at email@example.com. Katharine DeBoer has been director of vocal studies at the University of Nevada since 1995, after completing a
Doctor of Musical Arts degree at
the University of Illinois in 1993.
During the summer of 2012, she served as faculty with the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. In April 2013, she will perform as soprano soloist for the Brahms Requiem, joined by baritone soloist Stuart Duke '76, a UVM alum and one of her former graduate students. Class secretary Douglas Arnold writes, hello Class of 1970! I finally got inspired to write class notes after a bit of a sabbatical. We have a new president of UVM and a repeat president of the U.S. since my last epistle. My wife, Barbara, and I are spending more time in Naples, Florida, this year, but still working. She wants to quit, but I've told her with the advent of equality in the workplace, I should be retired for three years before she can join me. While south, we continue to see Peter Doremus '67 and his wife Jain, as well as Sally '69 and John Hynes '69, who occasionally take me fishing in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they live. Last November, George and Lynne Kreiner stayed at our humble condo in Cleveland. Lynne had foot surgery performed at the Cleveland Clinic and rehabbed at our place while George carried out his man-servant duties. Lynne is recuperating well and when all is ok, she is going to have her other foot operated on. She's brave and fearless and still working for a bank in Buffalo. George continues to bike and play squash when most of us are working. Have you guys ever wondered what happened to all those good-looking dental hygiene students that traversed our campus? Now I know. Trudy Wright Super wrote to say that she, Daleen Anderson Burns, and Carol Yandow Lucas have stayed in touch and have also met with each other during the past 42 years after first meeting at UVM. The various venues have included Vermont, where they all have family, or Massachusetts, either at Yankee Dental Congress meetings or on the Cape, where Carol lives. Trudy and Carol still practice dental hygiene, while Daleen is retired and an active grandmother. It sounds like all are doing well and are anxious to hear from other fellow dental hygienists from our class. They reminded us to brush after every meal and floss, too. That's it for now. Would it kill you to write to me with some news? Something must have happened in the past 42 years.
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71 Susan Elwyn has been retired nine years from the post office. She is enjoying life in Sarasota, Florida—biking (motor and pedal), kayaking, and playing serious duplicate bridge. Snow is a four-letter word. Wendy Crittenden Vaughn retired from a career as VP in technology at Bank of America in 2006. Her husband, Everett S. Vaughn III, is a semi-retired consultant in education research and data analysis. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in April. Recently they spent a month in the Fingerlakes with daughter, Kristen, her husband, Will Olson, and their new granddaughter, Everett Cady Olson (Evie), born November 26. There they celebrated the third anniversary of Will's business, Bandwagon Brew Pub, in Ithaca, New York, before heading home to Virginia Beach for the new year. A great ending to a great year. "Minos," a piece for tenor soloist and mixed choir, composed by Mary Jane Leach, premiered in the Sound of Stockholm Festival and was recorded and broadcast on Swedish radio recently. With the Scandinavians being such big fans of choral music, Mary Jane is hoping that she's gotten a big toe into that scene. "People say that Leach's music is hard to listen to. Well, Beethoven's music is hard to listen to—at first." —Otto Luening.
Wally Johnson was named the 2012 winner of the Pete Nevins Award by the ECAC Sports Information Directors Association in June. The award is presented in recognition of advancement in the field of athletic communications and advocacy for intercollegiate athletics. This honor completes a tri-fecta for Wally, who previously was presented the ECAC's Irving T. Marsh Award (1995) and CoSIDA's Warren Berg Award (2001), also for contributions to the profession. The first to hold the three awards, Wally is starting his 38th year in the athletic communications field, all at St. Lawrence University. Annie Viets and her daughter, Anna '11, spent an amazing two weeks hiking in the Nepalese/Tibetan Himalayas in October. She is now back in the Kingdom, where the weather is delightfully cool. A really good friend of hers, Barbara Drapelick, started work at the UVM medical school in December. Annie writes, "If you have a chance, look her up. You would really enjoy her. She is funny and fun. Hope all is well with you and yours, Annie."
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72 Since graduating Steven A. Berlin has married, had four kids (one of whom, Chelsey, spent a year at UVM), run a pizza restaurant and a shoe store, taught school, and gone to law school. He practices law in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Never one to sit idle, Steven crashed his motorcycle recently, but lived to see another day. Good thing—his son Michael is engaged. The two other progeny, Sarah and David, live with Steven and his lovely wife, Andrea, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Steven's fraternity brother and deputy AEPi pledgemaster Ted Cohen '73 lives just up the road in South Portland, Maine. Steven and Ted spend a lot of time laughing about the days at UVM and AEPi, where as pledgemaster, Steven was Ted's boss. Arnie Fertig has been writing a weekly column for U.S.News & World Report's career blog (http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers) each Tuesday since the middle of the summer. In his coaching practice, JOBHUNTERCOACH, he has clients throughout the U.S., including some UVM alums and children of alums. At the same time, he is in his 14th year serving on a part-time basis as Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose, Massachusetts. "Each aspect of my professional life reinforces the other, and I've never been happier," he reports. Jacqueline Hall Mitchell sends her greetings. Still living in Bronxville, New York, Jacquie is keeping very busy at Manhattan School of Music managing special events. Son Chris '02, who still wears his UVM cap, and his wife, Anna Michonski '01, have adorable little Thomas, who turned three in December, and live in Walpole, Massachusetts. Daughter Meghan and her husband, Bill, have baby Charlie, who just turned one in September, and live in NYC. All so much fun, Jacquie says. You may contact her at email@example.com. Jennifer Rounds Nelson reports that forty years ago, as a newly trained school teacher, she never would have dreamed of marrying a farmer—Bill Nelson '68—becoming a dairy advocate and farm activist, and, for the past 14 years, serving as the agriculture policy advisor to Vermont's U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. In that capacity, she serves on the advisory boards of UVM Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She and her family now have Nelson generations seven, eight, and nine active on Home Acres Farm, milking 200 cows and claiming the Cabot brand. As her favoite UVM Extension agent (John Page from Bennington) always said, "Don't forget to drink your milk today!" Bill Dunnington is very pleased to have finally made the empty-nest move back to Vermont (Colchester) after 35 years of work in New Jersey, Virginia, and DC. Way too hot there now. He's keen to reconnect with people, rediscover places, keep business consulting, develop Vermont Energy Project, launch Dunnington Designs, and shape the next phase. Ruth Mozes Vishniavsky reports that the youngest of her four children is getting married soon. She has nine grandchildren already and another on the way. Ruth practiced dental hygiene, stayed home as a mother, and now is certified as a lactation consultant. Her husband has been in the same job for 28 years. They love their community, Newton, Massachusetts. Barbara Greenblatt Feinberg wants to let her husband's classmates, UVM Class of 1970, know that Bernie passed away in August following a 10-year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Class secretary Debbie Koslow Stearns reports that our 40th UVM Reunion took place in October. Although the turnout was small, a wonderful time was had by all. For those who have not been back to campus since the last reunion, the Dudley H. Davis Student Center; the James M. Jeffords Hall, which houses the Plant Biology Department and the Plant and Soil Science Department; and the recently green renovated Aiken Center, which houses the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, are places not to be missed. One of the highlights of the weekend was the installation of our 26th president, E. Thomas Sullivan. On Saturday evening our class met at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington for dinner and dancing. We were treated to a spectacular sunset over Lake Champlain. Our group included members of several sororities and fraternities, such as Kappa Sig, AEPhi, Tri-Delta, ADPi, and Gamma Phi. It was so nice to see Nancy Tabke Ooms, Michele Resnick Cohen, Ellen Halsted, Sally Watts, Sally Streeter Zoppo, Barbara Crandell Cochran, David Clark, and Larry Kull and his wife Debbie. Don't miss out on the next reunion. Plan ahead. It promises to be an outstanding time! As part of Reunion & Homecoming Weekend, UVM hosted a brunch and Title IX Celebration in the Davis Center with Janet Terp, a former student-athlete herself, emceeing the event and Barbara Ann Cochran speaking after the brunch on growing up during the years of changing attitudes. The celebration was a gathering of former and current student-athletes to acknowledge the growth in women's sports in the 40 years since the passage of Title IX and UVM's athletic history in particular. A very entertaining video highlighted the changes with pictures and interviews. Pre-Title IX women athletes were honored by receiving their varsity certificates. Members of our class included Jennifer Oakes, Betsy Jones Macomber, Sally Streeter Zoppo, Valerie Turtle, and Patsy Wheeler McLaughlin.
Send your news to— Debbie Koslow Stern Debra.Stern@uvm.edu
73 40th Reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wesley Larkin is now the nondestructive test discipline chief for the Pratt & Whitney Quality and Standards Laboratory. Ellen Morris and her husband celebrated their 33rd anniversary in August and still love living on the lake in the Champlain Islands. They skydive in summer, ski and snow kite in winter, and head to the Gut to cheer for our hockey cats. Ellen has been in Continuing Education at UVM for 16 years and enjoys working with motivated faculty to create credit and non-credit opportunities for adult learners. "In response to the national trend of high school juniors and seniors taking college courses, we began a pre-college summer academy for high school students to live on campus, or commute, and take college courses," Ellen writes. "Many great initiatives [are] under way across campus at UVM and it's exciting to be part of it all."
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74 Marilyn Oxman LaBossiere recently retired after more than 30 years as a high school science (chemistry, earth science, and physics) and math (geometry and algebra) teacher. She would love to hear from UVM classmates and many UVM friends with whom she's lost touch. Reunion weekend, October 4 to 6, 2013, is already on her calendar—a great time to get together. Richard Housman is wondering, as the Class of 1974 approachs 40 years out, if there is any interest in an Experimental Program get together at the 40th reunion next year. It might be the one and only time to do this. Please email RHOUS685@aol.com if you are interested. Gail Levine Jokerst recently published a cookbook with food essays, The Hungry Bear Kitchen: Recipes and Writings, and has a new web site—www.gailjokerst.com—with information about the book and her freelance writing. Last year she nominated Barbara Moore, another 1974 UVM graduate, for the CAL's Outstanding Alumni Award, which she received in May.
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75 Larry Juckett is alive and well in Wellesley, Massachusetts, transitioning his whole life. His adult sons are doing well, he is newly single and looking for a new career, and his knees are recovering from too many bumps over the years . . . all a piece of cake, he hopes. Paul Mazonson and David Entin with their wives, Kathie Way Mazonson and Marian Carow Entin '76, recently visited Price Hutchins '74 in Lovell Center, Maine, on the occaision of Price's 60th birthday. A good time was had by all. Barbara Hoffman Field retired as a behavioral health clinical nurse specialist for the Veterans Administration in 2007, a position in which she worked at five VA hospitals in Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, serving veterans of all ages and experiences. In recent years, she has divided her time between Louisville, Kentucky, and Cape Cod, although she still misses Vermont. Recently she found out that her neighbor on the Cape is a UVM graduate who also majored in nursing. What a happy coincidence. Barbara has three children, all married and well, and five grandchildren in Maine, Indiana, Kentucky, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She continues to be grateful for the opportunity to have had a UVM experience and hopes her UVM classmates all are doing well. Helen L. Riendeau recently retired after 30 years of management work with Consumers Energy in Michigan and is now evaluating her encore career options. Although she visits Vermont family and friends several times per year, she plans to remain in East Lansing, Michigan, for the time being. Dennis Canedy received the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for his contributions to professional landscaping in Arizona. He is also working to bring sustainable agriculture development practices to Iraq through a private business launch. Dennis is a member of the highly unofficial UVM fraternity of Chikago International. Check out Chikago Landing at the UVM Davis Center on the third floor when you're in Burlington.
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76 Joan Lavigne Witter and Andy Witter had the pleasure of attending Rice Memorial's 40th class reunion, where they saw many of their UVM classmates and enjoyed a great golf outing with Linda Boardman, dinner with the boys from Delta Psi, and lots of laughs and memories. They are still living and working on Cape Cod and would love to hear from any visitors—or better yet, sell them a Cape Cod dream home. Ruth M. Feldman received one of the 2012 Greater New Haven Arts Council Awards in December, recognizing her work in making the arts accessible, especially for persons with disabilities. Russell Johnston and Gail Gauthier '75 welcomed their first grandson, Emmett, in July. Russell is a partner in a small civil engineering-land surveying firm in Connecticut, and Gail is the author of eight children/young adult books.
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77 Joan Lawrence Studebaker currently enjoys supervising the home visits of children with parents who do not have custody. She works with Partings and Endings, an organization that assists adults and children coping with traumatic losses. Anne Ainsworth Holtz and a group of Kappa Alpha Thetas—Cindy Cotton Orrick, Polly Cheshire Yoas, Mardi Buckley Steppacher, Debbie Brooks Mango, Andrea Sweed, Pam Wales, Tina Abatiell Gallagher, as well as Cathy Chamberlain Foutz '76—traveled back to UVM for the 35th class reunion in October. A weekend highlight was a visit to the Theta house. The group extends a big thank you to all current members of Kappa Alpha Theta who gave up their Saturday afternoon to be on hand so they could take a tour and reminisce. During the weekend, Anne also had the privilege of attending the Title IX 40th anniversary celebration, hosted by the Athletic Department, where she enjoyed seeing her old ski coaches, Barbara Ann Cochran '78 and Marilyn Cochran '79, along with their siblings Bob '76 and Lind '82. Other activities included attending the women's hockey game, the men's soccer game, the reunion tent party, and, of course, spending some time in the fabulous Davis Center (although they are still pouting about the disappearance of the dairy building and UVM ice cream). The cocktail reception hosted by Leslie Black Sullivan '77 and President Tom Sullivan also afforded an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alums, including Greg Marston, Paul Dunkling, Polly Whitmore, and Greg Dirmaier '76. Everyone had a great time and looks forward to the 40th. Burton Miller, a veterinarian, is founder and medical director of the Animal Wellness Center and Animal Wellness Formulations in Huntington Station, New York. His daughter, Michelle, is currently matriculated at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. Hobbies include blues guitar, jazz piano, sailing, and kayak fishing. Glenn Gottfried finds it hard to believe—35 years since graduation from UVM. "I just don't feel that old," he says. Fortunately his three kids and the startups that he advises keep him young. His oldest, Gavin, is in the LA area, working for Ferrari of Newport Beach. Garrett, the middle guy, is finishing his economics and business degree (December graduation). Gabrielle is applying to schools, music business, and already accepted to one. His wife is keeping everything hanging together. Glenn advises a number of early-stage companies and serves on the board of directors of a couple lower mid-market firms. The early-stage companies are on the forefront of mobile apps and social, so he gets to hang with 20- and 30-somethings. Linkedin is his business network: www.linkedin.com/in/glenngottfried. Personal is Facebook. He look forward to reading other updates in VQ and sends best wishes to all. Kathleen Brown Sorkin had a wonderful summer vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where she reconnected with fellow UVMer, Marty Keyes. "We had not seen each other in many years, but we just picked up where we left off—it was deligthful. She has three daughters and so do I. All of our girls are in their 20s, busy with pursuing graduate degrees or working or finishing undergraduate studies." Kathleen has been very busy with her real estate career and recently moved to RE/MAX Properties Unlimited in Morristown, New Jersey. She would be happy to assist anyone making a move to New Jersey or perhaps making a move out of New Jersey. Jonathan Bourne has moved to Chicago after thirty years in/around the NYC area and is busy exploring alternatives to traditional law practice. To that end, he has joined forces with fellow alum and Royall Tyler colleague Ed Tracy '76 to produce an independent film based upon a recent non-fiction book, Phantom Warrior, by Forrest Bryant Johnson. He and Ed recently had dinner in Chicago with UVM's new dean of Arts & Sciences, Antonio Cepeda-Benito, where they talked about plans for the future of the UVM theatre department and myriad other issues. Jon's son, Sam, graduated from SUNY/Geneseo and is studying at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in Manhattan; daughter, Daisy, is a sophomore math/economics major at Bucknell University.
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78 35th reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Diane Riley Pouliot, sends greeting from Manchester Center, Vermont. She just celebrated five years of co-owning and running a great cabin/motel property in Manchester, Vermont. Lots of NCAA ski teams stay with them to ski Bromley and Stratton (only 15 minutes away), so if you're in the area, "come on down, say hi, and go CATS," she says. Karin Tilberg is deputy director of the Forest Society of Maine (FSM), whose mission is to conserve Maine's forestlands in a manner that sustains their ecological, economic, cultural, and recreational values. Karin joined the FSM staff in January 2011 to oversee and implement its expanded presence in the Moosehead Lake region, including helping to develop and complete conservation projects. After earning a B.S. in wildlife biology at UVM, she earned a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. During her tenure with the Northern Forest Alliance, she led efforts to bring local businesses, landowners, guides, and community leaders together around similar ideas of land conservation. She continued working to benefit forestland conservation during her tenure in state government in her roles as deputy commissioner of the Department of Conservation and most recently as a senior policy advisor to Governor John Baldacci. Christy Ford Schlafly recently took a trip to the Napa Valley with Vermont Bicycle Tours. ". . . the best tour company," Christy reports, "and it is owned by a fellow classmate, Gregg Marston '78. Take a trip! Enjoy!" Gretchen Gyr Cantor is now retired, living in Meggen, Luzern, Switzerland, and would enjoy hearing from fellow alums in the area. Liz Isham Casella reports that after living in Chatham, New Jersey, for 30 years, she and Chuck '77 have moved to Savannah, Georgia. Their sons, Matt (26) and Dan (23) went to schools in South Carolina. After exploring different areas they decided to build a house in Savannah—fewer people, better weather, and southern hospitality in a gorgeous city. They love it. Roger Bogue was elected chairman of the Cardiovascular Interventional Chapter of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists at the ASRT House of Delegates annual meeting held in Las Vegas in June.
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79 Valerie Rubenstein Onderk is excited about attending the 40th Reunion of the first APEX graduating class in August 2013 in Burlington with Frank Watson, Charlie Rathbone, and all of the APEX alumni. Roy W. Sokolowski and his wife, Pat, manage Sokolowski Investment Advisors in beautiful downtown Burlington, Vermont. "Stop in and see us at 95 College Street," Roy urges. "Keep the alumni connection alive." Jo-Ann McKeon Roberts is living in Williston, Vermont, and working in Burlington in risk managmenet for Peoples United Bank. Her husband Bill is a commercial lender for the Vermont Economic Development Authority in Montpelier. His daughter, Stephanie Brogle, is a 2004 UVM alum. Jo-Ann keeps ties with UVM as a member of the Greek Alumnae Adivisory Council, financial advisor for Alpha Chi Omega's undergrad chapter, and president of AXO's House Corporations. In recent years, she has reconnected with Betsy Faunce Andrews '81 and Kim Watts Nicksa '80, serving AXO's Alumnae Board, and is looking forward to the next Reunion. Barbara Couture Lens is currently employed full time at Dartmouth College as a senior IT support consultant. She is married to John Lens '79, who is enrolled in the doctoral program in UVM's Civil and Environmental Engineering Program. Daughter Janine Lens is currently a junior at UVM majoring in elementary education. Son Tim Lens is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst and currenty working in Boston. Class secretary Beth Gamache writes, I received greetings and updates from Carol Bengis Goldman, who recently reconnected with three of her Kappa Alpha Theta sisters. Loren Guido McLean lives with her husband in Danvers, Massachusetts. She enjoys travel with her job at the Joslin Diabetes Center and is looking forward to visiting her daughter Erin, who is studying in Germany. Erin was the 2010 Jeopardy! College Championship winner. Congrats! Carol Sturnick Burns lives in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, and is a clinical nutrition manager/director of diabetes education at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. She has two sons—Scott, who recently graduated from college, and Chris, who entered college this past September. Nancy Bree Babyak '80 lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband, John Babyak '81 (SAE), and their two active high-school-age children, Jenna and Brian. Carol Bengis Goldman lives in Weston, Massachusetts, with her husband and their daughter, who was just admitted to UVM , class of 2017. Carol continues her freelance marketing and advertising business, working on her golf game, and skiing with her family in Killington. Her updates reminded me of our recent Pi Phi get together at the home of Mary Kay Mcguire Conte and her husband, Chuck, in Manhasset, Long Island. Joining my husband, George, and me were Susan Thomas Englander and her husband, John; Eileen Sheehan McCann and her husband, Peter McCann '78 (Phi Delta); and Anne Trask Forcier and her husband, Larry. If you have personal updates or updates on recent reunions with classmates, please submit to UVM class notes or contact me directly.
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80 Judy Tomasik Cram lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with her husband, Richard, and her younger son, Sam. Her older son, Adam, is an electrical engineer in the Washington, DC area. Judy earned her Master of Education degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010. She is currently employed at Canterbury School as a learning resource specialist for grades five to eight. Phil Groh has been with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in Parsippany, New Jersey, for 18 years. Currently he is a documentation and packaging technologist in the Supply Chain Packaging Group. He lives with his wife of 27 years, Peggy Groh, in Landing, New Jersey. Their daughters, Jennifer and Sarah, also live with them and their three cats. Phil and Peggy hope to make it back to UVM in the spring for Alpha Gamma Rho's (his fraternity) spring formals. Gina Sapnar, Wendy Erickson '79, Lindsay Shine '79, Sue '79 and Bill '77 Thorne had a UVM Reunion while attending Parents Weekend at Wesleyan University, where they all have a child.
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81 Diane Gentile Dubuque reports that a 2013 reunion is being planning for alumni who were part of APEX, the award-winning early childhood program in UVM's Elementary Education Program. However, several members of the Class of 1981 (cycle 7) can't be located—Ericka Campbell, JezoWendie Pirtle, Kathy Cummings, Debra Kozlow, Debra Lee Gruber, Robert Kirtesy, Denise LaPierre, Kathleen Miller, Molly Moore, and Mardie Trask. Please contact Diane if you have any information on them. Karen Christine Smith is happy to be part of the APEX Reunion planning committee. She has already reconnected with old friends, made new ones, and hopes to see cycle 7 mates at reunion, August 2 to 4, 2013. Jean Axford Dunning is co-owner of JK Designs, an independent greeting card company, located in Cromwell, Connecticut. The company sells to retail stores throughout Connecticut and on ETSY. Both of her kids are now married, and, she says, " . . . we empty-nesters would love a visit from classmates, if you're in the area." Brad Aldrich is president of Aldrich + Elliott, PC, an environmental engineering firm in Essex Junction, Vermont, that has been providing water resource engineering for municipal clients in Vermont and New Hampshire for nearly twenty years. His business partner is Wayne Elliott '84, and the company employs four more UVM alums. Brad is also the proud parent of a UVM alum, Patrick Aldrich '11.
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Cynthia Shea Valent had a wonderful time at the 30th Reunion Weekend with classmates Louise Joyce Abraham, Julie Jones, Bonnie Ouelette Niles, Peggy Bolton Crisman, Joyce Bates, and Alicia Good. "It was great reconnecting with old friends and seeing all the changes on campus," she reported. "Kathy Regan was able to join us Saturday afternoon for the women's hockey game and some downtown fun. Burlington was beautiful—even in the rain—and we are proud to say that we walked everywhere on campus, refusing to take the shuttle. First floor McAuley ladies were well represented, and we all wished that more of our classmates could have attended. It was a great weekend with lots of laughs at old memories and new ones as well." Joan Zorzi Woodlee and Timothy C. Woodlee '83 are delighted that their daughter, Rachel Marie Woodlee, currently a senior a Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has been selected for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and will attend the University of Oxford as part of the Class of 2013. Amy London Davie has had a long career in the theatre, working as actor, director, and stage manager. After living in South Florida for nearly 20 years, she is about to move to Tennessee to continue working in the theatre and to marry a long-time love. She has three children: Emily (21), AJ (17), and Jacob (6). Cathy Stone Williams lives in the Burlington area with her husband of 30 years and is the senior director of sales and marketing for the Lodges Senior Living Communities. She sends a shout out to the sisters of Alpha Chi. Martha Glabicky Fegan says hello to the mechanical engineering class of '82. Her first job out of UVM was with Westinghouse, which took her to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she spent 30 years. Martha is married, has two daughters, and is a Steelers and Penguins fan. She has just relocated to North Carolina, where she is a plant manager for Eaton Corporation, and is enjoying the nice weather and driving distance to the Carolina beaches.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. Shawn Carroll moved to Wilmington, Delaware, in 2006. He is currently employed by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, working in the Global Product Support organization, where he performs third-level support of chemistry for the clinical laboratory diagnostics manufacturer. Shawn's son, Matthew, will graduate from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in May 2013. Karen Stetson Newman had an amazing year, placing second in the Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, in October. Miracles do happen . . . Four years ago Karen was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. But with God on her side, her beautiful family (3 boys and her husband, Peter '85), extended family, friends, and prayers, she says, "Dreams really do come true. Nothing is impossible." Chris Shyer tells us that his business, Zyloware Eyewear, will celebrate its 90th anniversary with the launch of Project Runway eyewear collection in 2013. He and his partner, David Ehrich, have been escaping the fast pace of New York City as frequently as they can to North Hero in the Champlain Islands. Jennifer Hyman '82 is a neighbor, and his sophmore-year roommate, Stephen Lehr, does not live far away. Perhaps the Burlington region will become a retirement enclave for UVMers.
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84 Martha Marrapese, a partner in Keller and Heckman, has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right to Know (PCRRTK). She will serve a one-year term, which began on August 5. At Keller and Heckman, Martha assists clients with the registration of new technologies, with a particular emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology applications. She has extensive experience advising clients on chemical control issues arising under the Toxic Substances Control Act and its counterparts in Canada, the European Union, and China. Sanne Kure-Jensen was appointed in August as the first adminstrator of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) of Rhode Island, a position created to help the organization grow its outreach potential and membership base. An experienced agricultural writer and grant writer, as well as a long-time organic grower and beekeeper, Sanne is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, RI Certified Horticulturist, and RI Coastal Resource Management Council (CRMC) Certified Invasive Plant Manager. Christine Moriarty, an award-winning financial educator, certified financial planner, and president of MoneyPeace, Inc., presented a workshop titled "Honoring the Spirit of Money" at a unique daylong women-only seminar in December in Colchester, Vermont. The workshop was designed to help women honor their spiritual lives while living in the realities of the physical world, to help women create their MoneySpirit, and to present ideas and strategies for women in all stages of their lives. Christine lives on the edge of the Green Mountains of Vermont with her husband, fulfilling her dreams and supporting others to do the same. To learn more about MoneyPeace, visit Christine's website at www.MoneyPeace.com. Carol Greenberger is enjoying living in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. She practices psychotherapy and EMDR at The Relationship Center. Please look her up if you are in the Asheville area. Janet Hoberman Lipkin has been busy in her role as patient navigator for the metro-west Boston area, serving on town committees, helping out in flu clinics and blood pressure screenings, and coordinating RAD (rape aggression defense) programs for high school girls.
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85 Paul Klockenbrink has been named to the 2013 Best Lawyers list for Employment Law Management and Labor & Employment Litigation. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising nearly 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American Lawyer as the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. Caroline Tassey, a nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, recently completed a post-master's family psychiatric NP program. She has opened a practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in Williston, Vermont, where she also sees adults with some specific health problems, such as congenital heart disease or end-stage renal disease. Although she has gone off to work at various children's hospitals over the years, she always comes back to Vermont. Elisabeth Alden has been the Federally Recognised Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) agent with University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension for the past four years and works with the Hualapai Tribe in northern Arizona. She owns what used to be her grandparents' house in Windsor, and still plans to return home to Vermont. In the interim, it is nice to have a rewarding job. Charlie Greeff lives in West Linn, Oregon (south of Portland), and practices law in Lake Oswego. He and his wife have a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, Bethany. Charlie still runs long distance and loves the Grateful Dead. He would love to reconnect with classmates, especially ATO brothers in the early 80s. Deirdre O'Connor sends greetings and news that her niece is now a UVM student. She and her husband, Jacob, who is from Kerala, South India, have two incredible girls, ages six and eight. The family had a great Thanksgiving with all his cousins, who live in Texas, New York, and California. Julie Scott Day reports that Julie Day & Associates released their eight-song CD "Wild Heart" to benefit those with brain injury. Both recognized and up-and-coming musicians donated their songs, and 100 percent of proceeds will be given to Services for Brain Injury in San Jose, California. Sherri Steinfeld Maxman tells us that after careers in the publishing and culinary fields, she has started the third phase of her working life—as an independent educational consultant, working with kids and parents on the college application process. "Very different from when we applied to UVM," she notes. Sherri and her husband have two daughters in college (though alas not at UVM) and are enjoying their "empty nest" in New York City. Jonathan Harris Henry G'92 and Sara Arnett Henry '87 G'91 are living in Hampden, Maine, where Jon works as associate provost of enrollment management at Husson University and Sara works at the University of Maine in Disability Services. As empty-nest parents, with both of their sons in college now, they hope to grab a weekend trip to UVM in the near future. Jon, an original UVM Top Cat, did attend the reunion concert a few years ago. Sara was an original "Cat-Head," too, attending all the Top Cats concerts back in the '80s. Richard Gold resides in Washington, D.C with his wife Maria, and runs the public policy group at Holland & Knight, a national law firm. Rich was recognized in November 2012 by the Financial Times as one of the "innovative lawyers of the year" for his program to eliminate billable hours as the financial metric for clients engaging his firm for public policy services. Rich's daughter, Chelsea, will graduate from Bowdoin College in Maine in the spring of 2013, and his daughter, Sofia, is a junior at Brown. Kristen Galfetti Douglas celebrated her 50th birthday last summer on the Boston waterfront with several generations of UVM alums, many of whom hadn't seen each other for more than 20 years. "It was fabulous," reported Kristen. "We all look dang good!" See for yourself—a photo is available at alumni.uvm.edu/gallery.
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86 Bill Jacoby tells us that his son Will is a junior at Fordham; daughter, Amanda, is a freshman at Rutgers; and son Patrick is a sophmore in high school. Bill and Class of 1985 alums Chris Hartnett, Craig Ballard, and Steve Penwell caught up for golf last summer. Deric Stone and Jen Glaese (Ruess) '85 met in The Hague mid 2012, where they are both living with their families. Iryna Lomaga Carey, has joined the real estate department of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, as partner. An expert in commercial real estate law with an extensive background in shopping center leasing and acquisitions, she will focus her practice on commercial real estate transactions. Iryna is also a frequently sought-after speaker and author, whose articles have appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal, and she is frequently quoted in The Record, northern New Jersey's daily newspaper. A resident of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Iryna serves her community as a trustee for the Phoenix Center and the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad. She also is a council member of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, where she chairs the Ministry of Outreach & Mission.
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Dara Levine Hillis reports that she has kept in touch with the McAuley Girls. Sadly, she learned that Carol Kirsch passed away last year—a true McAuley Girl, whose laughter and friendly companionship will be missed. She is also keeping tabs on Nancy Hacohen-Slavkin, Jeannette Beer-Becker, Carolyn Beatty-Murphy (and hubby, Bill Murphy), Louise Norton-Jackson (and hubby Evan Jackson '88) along with Beth Phillips-Whitehair, Sara Prineas-Wurzer, and Sharme Bechner-Altshuler. Plus she gets weekend adventures with Tami Hart-Duggan and Lori Reuschel-Choiniere, who is still married to Paul Choiniere '86 (after being together since high school.) So many UVMers are still in her life after 29+ years—true friendships. Linda Prince MacKechnie recently moved from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in southern California (metro LA) to the Windy City (Chicago), where she continues to do research in botany at The Field Museum. Her move was in advance of marrying Doug MacKechnie, another former Vermonter. They were, Linda reports, " . . . lucky enough to have the wedding in Vermont (Colchester) in September 2012." Carol Baringer is in her eleventh year as school nurse at Manchester Elementary Middle School in Manchester Center, Vermont. She is still into outdoor activities like mountain biking the Kingdom Trails and telemark skiing on Mt. Washington. Her son, Forrest, lives in San Francisco with his wife, Emily. He earned an MBA at Stanford University, graduating in the top ten percent of his class as an R.J. Miller scholar.
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88 25th reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. Gay Ellsworth Crowley is married and the mother of three children, ages 16 to 22. She loves living in the Boston area, where she is surrounded by lots of great UVM alums. Six years ago, Gay founded the Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center Mentoring Program, which provides female mentors to underserved adolescent girls from Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the surrounding Boston area. The program is always looking for strong female role models to mentor students or volunteer with programming. Please visit the website at www.mcaec.org or contact Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in learning more. Margot Iwan Monti has been a veterinary technician at the Oregon Zoo for the past 19 years. She most recently was a part of the team that designed and constructed a $9 million "green building" veterinary hospital that received LEED Gold certification. She is also an avid musician and composer in her "spare time." She and her husband, Kevin Monti '87, live in Portland, Oregon, with their two sons. Karla Galfetti Smith and her husband, Bill, have lived in Acton, Massachusetts, for the past 13 years. They have two daughters—Sydney, 12, is in junior high, and Teagan, 9, is in fourth grade. Karla, a marketing consultant, would welcome people connecting with her on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/in/karlagalfettismith. Liz Paley celebrated her ten-year anniversary at Ralph Lauren, where she serves as the senior vice president of marketing and business development. She took time off in 2012 for two wonderful vacations—safari in South Africa and Namibia, and hiking in Arizona and Utah. Liz serves on the board of advisors to UVM's School of Business Administration and works on a number of initiatives to support students and recent graduates with career exploration and preparation.
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89 Diane Peligal O'Halloran, Maureen Kelly Gonsalves, Kate Barker Swindell, Sue Mooney Noonan, Robyn Fried Boyd, and Kim Slomin McGarvey, and all their children—a total of 19 children—gathered at Kate Fallon Croteau's house on Cape Cod for several days of fun in August. The children had a great time together and loved hearing stories of Groovy UV days. Janet Levi Wild is still living in Melville, New York, with her husband, Dave, and their three children, Galia 16, Hannah 14, and Leo 11. Joe Cerretani congratulates Andrew Elias and Michael Shea on the 20-year anniversary of the opening of their very successful art gallery in Provincetown. Their partnership has been truly inspiring.
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90 Peggy Doherty DeLong decided that since she had only provided one class note in the 22 years since graduation, it was time for an update. Peggy just celebrated ten years in private practice in forensic psychology, specializing in matters pertaining to child abuse and neglect. She has published two articles in psychology journals. She is lucky to have found her skier soul mate in her husband of 14 years. Their children are on a ski racing team in the Poconos, and her husband is a coach. In her free time, Peggy enjoys running (she ran her first half marathon this year), telemark skiing, and jewelry making. She also co-founded a local chapter of Heartworks, an Acts of Kindness group, called Heartworks of Long Valley. She is a Girl Scout leader, and in 2010, was honored to receive the Girl Scout Volunteer Award. Peggy and college roommate Jennifer Butler Wegen '89 were fortunate to see each other in Colorado last summer. "I miss Vermont and try to get up to the beautiful Green Mountains at least once a year with my family. I hope that at least one of my children goes to UVM," she says. Tracie Spingarn relocated to the Sacramento, California, area, where she works as a sign language interpreter and is looking forward to interpreting her third presidential inauguration in January 2013. She and her partner welcomed the birth of their fourth child last March. Tracie is often in touch with Tupper Hall roomie, Terri "Trip" Walsh, who lives down the road in Berkeley.
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91Carolyn Wolfe had been training for months and still wanted to run 26.2 miles after the New York Marathon was cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. So she created her own marathon—the Danbury Marathon—as well as a Facebook page that helped her raise money for New York residents battered by Hurricane Sandy. Carolyn fashioned a 26.2 mile course, wore a GPS watch to calculate her distance, and finished in five hours and 41 minutes. In less than 24 hours, her Facebook page attracted nearly 250 fans. Wolfe was supported by a "Wolfe Pack" that cheered her on and waited for her at the finish; at several points, friends joined her on the run. "It was amazing," Carolyn said. "I'm really tired, I'm really sore, and really cold. But that's nothing compared to the people who are working to rebuild everything they have lost."
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92 Dug North was interviewed for a documentary on the history of automata. The documentary, titled "The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo," appears on the Blu-ray release of the Martin Scorsese film Hugo. A segment of the documentary can be seen at http://emcwest.com/portfolio/hugo-the-mechanical-man-at-the-heart-of-hugo/. Dug, his unconventional workshop, and his automata art were also profiled for a local arts and entertainment magazine. Beyond that, Dug reports, "I have a piece going into a museum in the UK, participated in this year's Boston-area Maker Faire, and write a quarterly column on automata-
making for the prestigious Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. I also will have a "how to" article in a major woodworking magazine. . . on how to make a wood automaton." Anne Phyfe Snedeker Palmer headed east in February 2013 to teach yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires. She will co-teach "Lessons from a Poser: Yoga and the Memoir" with bestselling author Claire Dederer. Anne continues to run 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, the yoga studio she founded in Seattle in 1996, which now has four locations and an extensive teacher training program. One of her specialties is prenatal yoga, an interest that began in her Sociology of Women's Health class at UVM with Robbie Pfeufer Kahn. She enjoys returning to Burlington on the way to family vacation in the Adirondacks every August. Einar A. Bohmer thoroughly enjoyed seeing some old friends and catching up with the changes around campus during UVM Reunion weekend. He sends special thanks to Jason, Cass, and Michael for making it a memorable weekend, a much needed break from the daily routine. Professionally, Einar has made the transition from working as a management consultant, a traveling problem solver, to general surgery, which makes for a much more stationary life. "It has been a rewarding trip," he says, "but it has opened my eyes to the numerous challenges that the healthcare system is facing regardless of the way it is financed." At home, Knut (5), Kristin (3), and Einar (1) are geared up for the winter season.
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If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Gale was elected to the school committee in his hometown of Cranston, Rhode Island—a decisive victory in which he took more than 60 percent of the vote. He was sworn in in January 2013 and looks forward to serving. Barry Rubinstein and his wife invented the GingerLead Dog Support & Rehabilitation Harness after their golden retriever, Ginger, required multiple orthopedic surgeries, first for severe hip dysplasia at age six months and a few years later knee surgery for a luxating patella. Following the knee surgery, to make it easier for themselves and for Ginger, they rigged up a device to help support her—a soft, padded belly sling with a leash and handle to help dogs with weak hind legs. "When we saw the vet tech struggle with Ginger during one of her checkups, we decided to share our device with our surgeon, and he loved the idea, so we started our own company called GingerLead," reports Barry. "Visit us at http://www.gingerlead.com to learn more and let us know what you think." Julie Cohn Greene
has no weddings or new babies to report, but offers a shout-out to long-lost friends from '93. She lives in Falmouth, Maine, with her husband and two kids and manages the Healthy Living Team for Hannaford Supermarkets. Julie would love to reconnect with UVM friends.
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94 Melissa Cumming Sowers gave birth to twin boys on October 4. Callan Knox and Luke Robert were born early, at 31 weeks, and had to spend 39 days in the NICU, but are home and doing great. Life is certainly a lot crazier now for Melissa and her husband, who are getting a lot less sleep.
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95 Jane Creelman Graiko published a suspense novel with Greystone Prose, available on Amazon.com. Ten percent of net proceeds from sales will be donated to UVM for need-based student scholarships. Michael Cronan recently passed the Licensed Site Professional exam in Massachusetts to become a registered LSP. He works at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. in Boston as a senior project manager/vice president and performs regulatory compliance services for institutional and development clients. Michael lives in North Andover, Massachusetts, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children Alden (4) and Serafina (2). Erika Simon and her family moved to Seattle about four years ago, where they love it despite the weather. She still keeps in close contact with many dear UVM friends. Bruce Adams started a new position in September as deputy legal counsel to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. "The matters that come across my desk are varied to say the least, but the experience has been singularly fulfilling so far," Bruce reports.
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96 Andrea Looby Amicangelo and her husband, Jay G'99, purchased a new house in Erie, Pennsylvania, last August. Jay is a chemistry professor at Penn State Erie. Andrea is an attorney at Northwestern Legal Services, where she represents low-income clients in bankruptcies, foreclosures, and other consumer-law issues. They have a son, who turned four on February 12, 2013. Paul Lachapelle was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Montana State University in Bozeman. He serves as the extension community development specialist in partnership with the Local Government Center, providing programs in community strategic visioning, local governance, and leadership development training. Paul earned a Ph.D. at the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation in 2006, with a focus on natural resource policy and governance. Grey Lee recently became executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council in Massachusetts, working to connect all green building pros and advocate for green building policies and market adoption. "Our mission is to transform the built environment for everyone's benefit," says Grey. "We have a lot of great networking events, so look us up—usgbcma.org." Helene Tingle Uysal and her husband, Erdem Uysal, welcomed twins Erin Alena and Derin Asena Uysal into the world on May 2, 2012. They join big sister Helen Muzeyyen Uysal.
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98 15th reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email email@example.com. John Berlinger recently started a new job teaching high school English in Athol, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Sarah, and their two kids, Maggie (6) and Matthew (3), still live on their tiny farm in Ashby, Massachusetts, where they currently have sheep and chickens (plus dogs and a cat). They hope to get the kids comfortable on Nordic skis this year. John stays in touch with several buddies from the UVM cycling team and would love to hear from anyone. Meredith Thomas Mansfield was married to Marc Mansfield on March 17, 2012, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The couple honeymooned in Bora Bora and currently reside in Boston. Beth Crusius checked in with this update: After four years of playing college field hockey together, the bonds of being teammates have only grown stronger between the members of the Class of 1998 and 1999 UVM field hockey team. Nine of them have stayed in touch and still talk, text, and email nearly every day. Over the last fourteen years they have attended seven weddings, seen the birth of eleven children (only one girl), and earned three doctorates and three master's degrees. They have learned to paddle board, gone snow shoeing, and even relaxed on the beach. Most of them still play field hockey. Since graduating from UVM, Beth married Gunnery Sergeant Walter Peterson in Killington, Vermont. She is an attorney and municipal prosecutor who owns her own practice. Beth and Walter split their time between Ramsey, New Jersey and Hague, New York, where they are hiking the 46 High Peaks and spend every summer weekend on Lake George. Mindy Vinelli Marchetti lives in Framingham, Massachusetts, with her husband, Derryn, and their son, Zachery. She is a product manager for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Mindy is the ring leader who makes sure that they get together at least two times a year. Katie Finnegan Stoddard lives in Saranac Lake, New York, with her two sons, Mason and Liam, who are learning to ski at Whiteface Mountain with their dad, Scott Stoddard. Katie is a physical therapist at Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Adirondack Health. After returning east from Jackson Hole, Kristen Garner '99 earned a Ph.D. at Dartmouth. She currently works for a life science strategy consulting firm and lives in Boston. She will be running the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in June 2013 with Beth. Lucinda Tokarski is raising her two sons, Hayden and Asher, in her hometown of Barnard, Vermont. She works for a non-profit, Farms for City Kids Foundation, and is a field hockey official. Recently, Lucinda and Hayden finished their first 5K together. Jodi Withington Tierney is a first-grade teacher at Ottauquechee School. She lives in White River Junction, Vermont, with her husband, James Tierney, and her sons, Connor and Colby. James already has their older son skating and playing ice hockey. Gina Pezzetti is a physical therapist at Vermont Sports Medicine Center in Brandon, Vermont. She is marrying Justin Carlstrom, Ph.D., in Vermont next fall. Heather Belmosto True '99 earned a master's in history and teaches AP government and U.S. and American history at Scituate High School. She is raising her two athletes, Aidan and Davin, to be soccer, basketball, and baseball players. Keisha Kohler Beasley '99 earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in anaerobic biodegradation of hydrocarbons. She lives with her husband, William Beasley, their son, William, and the only girl of the group, Maya. Hopefully Maya will play field hockey someday! In other news, Nathan Viets and Lauren (Bator) Viets are happy to welcome Lila Grace to the family. She was born on March 21, 2012, and joins big brother Jack (7) and big sister Ella (5). They are hoping to introduce her to the joys of Vermont real soon. Jaime (Tyre) Kim moved to Boston a few months after graduation from UVM, and other than a short stint in NYC, has been there ever since. She attended Boston College Law School and now practices trusts and estates law in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She lives in Newton with her husband, Ryan, daughter Mia (7), and son Miles (4). As always folks, I would love to hear from you so please send me your latest news.
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99 Kristy Hart Brown reports that after living out of state post graduation, she returned to Vermont and earned an M.B.A. at UVM in 2006. In October 2011, she and Jon Brown, a Green Mountain College Graduate, were married at UVM's Catholic Center and celebrated afterward at a reception in the Sunset Ballroom. Despite a very heavy rain they had a glorious day. They live in Colchester with their dog Cooper. The latest good news is that they are expecting their first baby, a boy, in February of 2013. Kristy is currently putting her physical therapy and MBA degrees to use, working for MBA HealthGroup in South Burlington as a health care/clinical consultant. Colleen Palmer invites everyone to visit her business, Palmer Lane Maple, now open in Jericho, on Route 15, next to Snowflake Chocolates. They have a great variety of all things maple.
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01 Joshua Karson has published a novel, The Force—A Power Discovered. Joshua always had a passion for writing, though never looked to writing as a profession—marriage, children, college, pets, along with an enjoyable career, have kept him occupied. He worked as an educator for several years, and for the last ten years, he has worked at a Vermont-based software company, where he presents the application to prospective clients, leads state and regional user groups, and is the primary graphic designer. Through the years he started several books, but in the summer of 2011, he was inspired by his children and the children in his neighborhood with their newly found love of Star Wars. His inclusion in their daily battles triggered a story and The Force was born. From the writing and co-editing, to building an author web page, a Facebook fan page, and a Twitter account, to designing the book cover and creating a marketing strategy, Joshua has done it all. Visit www.jgkarson.com for more information and links to the digitial media outlets. Kathy Varpahovsky Johnson had her first child Memorial Day weekend, May 26—Leo John Johnson, a big boy weighing almost nine pounds. She is still working for DigitalGlobe, where she runs their social media program, which is great because she is not traveling the world anymore. She reports that her former roommate, Tiffany Howe Frary, had twins, Colin and Ava, at the end of February 2011. David Breslin relocated from New York to San Francisco on Labor Day weekend to take a new position, still within Merrill Lynch, as associate director of the Private Banking & Investment Division for the Pacific Northwest region of the country. Erin Wilson, class secretary, sends greetings and apologies for missing the last issue. Please continue to send updates. Pete and I had a baby girl on March 25, 2012, Hadley Morse Bingenheimer. Erin Kaechele and Dustin Giberson welcomed a baby girl in August of 2011. Greta joins big sister Ladia. Tim Flannery and his wife, Mandy, welcomed a baby girl, Ryan Rose Flannery, on March 23, 2012. Betsy Keyes Kiehn had a baby girl on July 8, Emma Riley Kiehn. Ryan Angell and his wife, Nicole Hintlian Angell '02, welcomed a baby girl in August. Laura Waske Bronson and her husband had their second baby girl in September. Michael '02 and Eliza (Pirie) Cole welcomed a new baby to their family. Hunter was born on April 17, 2012. Big sister Payton loves her little brother. Drew Scott was married in the Adirondacks this summer to Angela Logan '02. He writes that they had a quality UVM representation, including many alumni guests and wines provided by Oyster River Wine Growers of Maine, which is owned and operated by Brian Smith and Allie Willenbrink Smith '04. He and Angela live in Connecticut, where he runs Scott Insurance and she is a nurse practitioner at Yale. In other news, Carol Talisse is living in Chicago and was recently engaged. Aimee Bode Konevich and her husband, Mike, are about to break ground on a house in the North Shore of Massachusetts. Jared and Sarah Schuler and Erica MacConnell are really crushing CrossFit and making me feel very unfit every time I see them. Keep an eye out for Malin Wilde (daughter of Sarah and Martin Wilde), who might be making an appearance on the Seventh Generation diaper packaging in the coming months. A star has been born! Hope everyone had a happy holiday season. Send some news.
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02 Allison Scrivens Marsh and Chris Marsh were married July 14, 2012. They met through mutual friend and UVM alum Andrew Fleming, who was a groomsman at the wedding. Other UVMers in attendence included bridesmaids Kristen Scrivens and Megan Carlton, as well as Kate (Sylvester) Manciocchi, Andrew McDonnell, Matt Preusser, and Steve Gagnon. Krista Balogh and Andy Corran '07 were married on July 7, 2012, at Ira Allen Chapel followed by a fantastically fun reception at the Grand Isle Lake House. Krista is in her eleventh season working for the Catamounts, currently as assistant athletic director, where she oversees marketing, promotions, special events, and the swimming and diving programs. She is also in her fourth semester as an instructor for a course she created—CDAE 195: Event Planning for Athletics. "Love my positions with the University of Vermont. Go Cats Go!" she says. Greetings from class secretary Jennnifer Khouri. I want to start by congratulating my dear friend Adam Wolk and his wife, Brita, on their marriage. The two were married on December 31, 2011 in Boston, with many UVMers in attendance. It was a great way to celebrate the new year! Lauren Groves Kraemer wrote in to let us know that she was married on October 6, 2012, to DC native Edward Kraemer. Lauren is a clinical social worker for the DC department of mental health, working in the public school system. The couple just bought their first home and are living on Capitol Hill. Congrats to you, Lauren! Alex Andrews wrote that since graduating from the University of Vermont, he has worked extensively with Latin America, establishing the Buenos Aires office and serving as editor of a niche media company covering Latin media markets; and leading PR and media relations for the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. Alex currently heads up sales and business development for iClips.net, a pioneer in the online live streaming space that delivers live online transmission of music festivals like Austin City Limits and All Points West, and corporate events with companies like Blackberry, Geico, Microsoft, and Sony. The company has streamed live broadcasts of everyone from Phish and Eminem to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. He would love to be in touch with fellow UVMers about professional collaboration or just to catch up. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. In baby news, Kendra Lawley Watson wrote in to let us know that she and her husband, Doug '04, welcomed their daughter, Ainsley Jayne Watson, on June 15. She and Doug live in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a family nurse practitioner and Doug is an attorney.
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03 10th Reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Amie Marie Canfield recently got a new job. After seven years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she took a position at Mount Holyoke College as the sports information director in athletics. "It's an exciting step for me as I take control of my own office," she writes. "Wanted to share the great news!" Rebecca Moran Swope and Timothy Swope (Miami University, 2004) welcomed their daughter, Claire Helena Swope, on March 5, 2012. Sarah Oertly misses UVM and wonders what people have been doing over the years. Ernie Rossi reports that, like many others, he never left the Burlington area after graduating from UVM. Soon after school he became a realtor at Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty and has continued to grow his business year after year. He is proud to share his newest website— www.HomesBurlingtonVermont.com—which brings all the latest searching capabilities and features to users. Ernie looks forward to many more years in the business and staying connected with UVM.
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04 Amanda Paquette will be getting married this summer in Brownsville, Vermont. Kelly Tubman Chubet wrote to say "Charlie '03 and I wanted to share the birth announcement of our son, Logan Hopkins Chubet, who was born on September 22 in Sleepy Hollow, New York. We were blessed to have our great friend Molly Moran, who is an R.N. at Phelps Hospital, with us throughout labor and delivery. We are all so happy and doing well." Ethan Bechtel has been on quite a career path at MBA HealthGroup, the then 20-employee company he joined after graduating from UVM. A few years after starting, he was promoted to chief operating officer, focusing on building new relationships and gaining larger clients. In that role he brought on three of the country's ten largest hospitals as clients, developed new lines of service, and grew the company to nearly 100 employees. In November 2012, Ethan was promoted to CEO of the company, an event celebrated at Main Street Landing in Burlington. Congratulations, Ethan.
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05 Kira Hegeman recently returned from living in Thailand, where she served as the art director for an arts empowerment non-profit called Art Relief International. She is now pursuing a graduate degree in art education at the University of Georgia. Natalie McWilliams graduated in May with a master's degree in community planning and development from the Muskie School of Public Policy at the University of Southern Maine. In June, she started working as the senior coordinator for the Business Development team at Cubist Pharmaceuticals. She recently became engaged to be married sometime this fall. Zach Wright and Laura Salmon welcomed their son, Leo William, on November 26. The baby Catamount weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 20.5 inches. Mommy, Daddy, and Little Leo are doing great and cannot wait for the flock of former UVMers to come say hi. In October 2012, Adam Rotwitt celebrated a one-year anniversary of successfully managing Pennsylvania's first purpose-built studio facility dedicated to the physical production of major feature films and episodic television programs. He also worked extensively promoting certain legislative and administrative enhancements to the state's popular Film Tax Credit program. To meet the growing demand at the studio, plans for building additional soundstages and postproduction facilities on-site (and elsewhere) are already under way for 2013. Hugh Reece got hitched. Check the festivities at a www.paperantler.com/blog/?p=7111. Cassandra Miller married fellow avid athlete James Redmond on Memorial Day weekend 2012. Fellow alum Sarah Ward Bedard served as maid of honor. The jam-packed weekend included a multi-distance running event, a BBQ (with venison and s'mores alike), a wedding festival, and a farewell brunch. The newlyweds rang in their first day of marriage by completing the local Catamount Ski Area's off-season Adventure Park obstacle/zipline course. As James is a Brit and they are undertaking both the Green Card and British/EU processes, Cassandra is keeping her maiden name for now.
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06 Kierstin Newcombe and husband, Christopher Chesley, are enjoying life in Traverse City, Michigan, and expecting their first child in April 2013. Heather Abrams began the DVM program at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies, in August of 2012, after working for five years at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, New York, as a nature educator. Lauren Mary Barnett's first book, Me Likes You Very Much, was released by Hic and Hoc Publications on April 19, 2012. It is a collection of comics from her website melikesyou.blogspot.com from 2007 to 2012. Lauren is also co-editing a comic humor anthology to be published in March 2013. Emily Franco is engaged to Tyson Hoffman, a graphic designer for Seirus Innovation. The wedding will be on July 6, 2013 in San Diego. She hopes that fellow UVM alum's Erin Maher, Heather Babcock, Laura Izzo, and Emily Moylan will be in attendance. Emily will be graduating in May 2013 from San Diego State University with a master of science degree in nursing, qualifying her as a women's health nurse practitioner and a certified nurse midwife.
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07 Tricia Selin Laine writes that "I went back to school for nursing and am now working as a clinic nurse. This summer I married the love of my life, whom I met shortly after moving to Seattle after graduating from UVM. We are now living in Portland, Oregon and loving life. I've run into UVM grads a lot here, which has been so fun!" Jessica DeBiasio and Ethan Joseph were married last summer. Lots of UVM alumni were there representing the Cats, including best man Josh Kowolski and fellow Rubenstein School alum Jessica Frank. A fabulous time was had by all. Benjamin Krisher earned his Professional in Human Resources certification in May 2012, and soon after took to the road on a cross-country trip, with an ultimate destination of Alaska. He is now living in Anchorage where he owns and operates Castle Resume Services, a consulting company that helps job seekers in both Alaska and Vermont with resumés, cover letters, and interview coaching. Despite living in a city with almost ten times the population of Burlington, Ben sees moose in his yard on a fairly regular basis. Andrew Beauprè wishes to announce his recent engagement to Deirdre Fournier '08. An August wedding is planned near the bride's home in southern Maine.
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08 5th Reunion October 4–6, 2013 alumni.uvm.edu/reunion
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott McCarty jumped into the healthcare sector, joining the team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont in Strategic Planning to help implement all the health-care reforms that our state and country are going through. He has been very involved in health-care reform, payment reform, and a host of big issues facing the state. Shay M. Cunningham recently switched employers and is now working at Arrowstreet Capital as a trader and living in Boston's Back Bay area. He has seen the UVM alumni community grow in the Boston area and has run into now assistant coach of the up-and-coming BU men's lacrosse team, Andrew Kelleher, as well as another former UVM Catlaxer, Clayton Dorsett. Andrew Richard was recently promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently working at Camp Pendleton, California. Jacqueline Leveroni Noyes graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctorate and a master's degree in environmental law and policy in May of 2012. She married a fellow Vermont Law School graduate, Brent Noyes, in September 2012, and the couple resides in Freeport, Maine, where he practices environmental and she practices tax law.
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09 Chelsea Maisel and Jeremy Oclatis '08 married on September 22, 2012, in Grand Isle, Vermont. Attendants included bridesmaids Adriane Schubert, Persephone Kazl, Carol Brennan, Eliza Sivo '08, and bridesman Frank Michael Munoz GA'09, as well as groomsmen Babacar Diop, Adam Dolan '08, Trevor Castro '08, David Roth 08, and Dylan Maisel '12. Kimberly Shane has been admitted as an attorney to the State Bar of California. Kimberly graduated from law school in May 2012 and successfully passed the July California bar exam. She is working as an intellectual property attorney in San Francisco.
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10 Sally Wiebe is living in Georgetown and working for a local tote bag brand, SCOUT. Her neighbors include three friends from UVM: Casey Hanley
'09, Ali Ashburn '09, and Matt
Bleier. Erika Heineken and her brother, Johnny, won the 2012 Kiteboarding Course Racing World Championship in Italy in October 2012. According to Erika, "The best part about the win is that I got to do it with my brother by my side." Read more in an article from their local newspaper: http://www.marinij.com/sports/ci_21839061/sailing-marin-heineken-siblings-both-savor-kiteboarding-world. Congratulations, Erika! Angela Scavo is finishing work for a master's degree in psychology and will graduate in 2013. She and her husband just welcomed their first child, Sebastian, into the world on September 17.
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11 Harry Gregory III, commissioned as a U.S. naval officer on November 9, 2011, is serving as a Surface Warfare Officer on the DDG 71 Ross in Norfolk, Virginia. Elizabeth Colletti Chilman was married on September 21, 2012, and moved to California from Pennsylvania. She was able to transfer to another office within her company; although she started as a temp, she recently learned that she would be moving to full time and receiving a promotion. "San Diego is awesome," she says, "but I'll admit I miss snowy Burly."
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12 Ivy Buena, who graduated from UVM with degrees in theatre and community entrepreneurship, is serving at Saint Mary's Elementary School in Gray's Harbor, Washington, tutoring low income students, running and leading summer school, helping and supporting teachers' needs, and meeting with parents and families during conferences. She is excited to connect and meet new people at a completely new place.
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- Charlotte Gilmore Forte '31, of South Burlington, Vermont, August 12, 2012.
- Winifred Perry Anderson '35, of Naperville, Illinois, October 14, 2012.
- William Andrew Peters '36, of Vergennes, Vermont, October 9, 2012.
- Elsie Streeter Tadejewski '37, of Waterbury, Vermont, August 3, 2012.
- Jean Cunningham Laplant '38, of North Billerica, Massachusetts, August 20, 2012.
- Norma Lessor Archibald '39, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, October 25, 2012.
- Helen Squire Evans '39, of South Burlington, Vermont, August 29, 2012.
- Marion Coleman Kennedy '39, of Gulfport, Florida, August 21, 2012.
- Paul M. Stoddard '40, MD'43, of Palm Springs, California, September 25, 2012.
- William J. Buckley '41, of Fairfield, Connecticut, October 6, 2012.
- Leicia Annette Black '42, of New York, New York, October 2, 2012.
- Anne Olmsted McClure '42, of Indianapolis, Indiana, October 31, 2012.
- Catherine M. Peterson '42, of Hadley, Massachusetts, October 7, 2012.
- Lillian Aronson Sheldon '42, of Shelburne, Vermont, October 4, 2012.
- Virginia Lee Close '43, of Norwich, Vermont, November 1, 2012.
- Raymond Frederick Darling, Sr. '43, of Williston, Vermont, September 19, 2012.
- Morris W. Kenfield '43, G'51, of Williston, Vermont, August 15, 2012.
- Frances Lanou Gastinel '44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 24, 2012.
- George J. Hashim '44, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, November 13, 2012.
- Olga Schoelles Wackerman '46, of Palm Coast, Florida, October 15, 2012.
- George Jean Holden, Jr. '47, of Tempe, Arizona, October 28, 2012.
- Richard Charles Manjoney '47, MD'50, of West Haven, Connecticut, October 20, 2012.
- Howard L. Zauder, M.D. '47, G'49, of Scottsdale, Arizona, August 17, 2012.
- Ernest Eugene Benway '48, of Chester, Vermont, November 17, 2012.
- Marjory Bagby Schwartz '48, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 1, 2012.
- Harry J. Bolwell '49, of Vero Beach, Florida, September 3, 2012.
- Richard H. Breen '49, of Brandon, Vermont, September 4, 2012.
- Albert A. Cole, Jr. '50, of Newport, New Hampshire, September 21, 2012.
- Donald H. Cullison '50, of West Newton, Massachusetts, September 5, 2012.
- Richard Bruce Dudley '50, of Orleans, Vermont, September 10, 2012.
- Edward W. Dusenberry '50, of South Salem, New York, October 21, 2012.
- Karl O. Haupt '50, of Randolph, Vermont, October 16, 2012.
- Stanley Joseph Kukla '50, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, November 12, 2012.
- Neil F. Meurlin '50, of Oak Hill, Virginia, November 11, 2012.
- Marvin Saltzman, M.D. '50, G'51, of Plainville, Connecticut, October 6, 2012.
- John T. VanWyck '50, of Kennebunk, Maine, November 24, 2012.
- Ruth Coburn Forbes '51, of Essex Junction, Vermont, August 8, 2012.
- Irving H.Grout '51, of Exeter, New Hampshire, November 20, 2012.
- Chester S. Ketcham '51, of Brandon, Vermont, September 16, 2012.
- Keith A. Maglsky '51, of Waterloo, Iowa, November 8, 2012.
- Richard Carlton Wheeler '51, of Harvard, Massachusetts, November 24, 2012.
- Robert James Arkley '52, of Waterbury, Vermont, September 20, 2012.
- Marliese Lang Franek '52, of Newport, Rhode Island, October 21, 2012.
- Reginald L. Maynard '52, of Keene, New Hampshire, September 6, 2012.
- Robert S. Plumb '52, of Hernando, Florida, August 30, 2012.
- Leonard William Halling '53, MD'57, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 13, 2012.
- Thomas Gerard Levesque '53, of Windsor, Vermont, August 14, 2012.
- Alpheus Rodman Streeter '53, of Wellsville, New York, October 27, 2012.
- Joel M. Berman '54, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, October 4, 2012.
- Charles Briwa, Jr. '54, of Albany, New York, August 20, 2012.
- David Albert Kuhn '54, G'56, of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, October 5, 2012.
- Robert A. Marcotte '54, of Essex Junction, Vermont, November 27, 2012.
- Dolores Amor Monks '55, of Andover, Massachusetts, November 17, 2012.
- Marjorie Billings Prentiss '55, of Jay, New York, October 16, 2012.
- Bruce Richard Spaulding '55, of South Berwick, Maine, October 12, 2012.
- Arthur S. Weissbein MD'55, of LaQuinta, California, September 8, 2012.
- Joseph R. Kelly MD'56, of Longboat Key, Florida, October 11, 2012.
- Mary Brynn Molthen '56, of Vienna, Virginia, September 27, 2012.
- Paul Spencer Danyow '58, G'67, of Ferrisburg, Vermont, October 8, 2012.
- James M. Posner '58, of White Plains, New York, October 23, 2012.
- Marjorie Ann Smith '58, of Saratoga Springs, New York, September 16, 2012.
- David E. Hagberg '59, of Redondo Beach, California, September 18, 2012.
- Judith Dutton Ladd '59, of Post Mills, Vermont, October 20, 2012.
- Stanley L. Lawrence, Sr. '59, of Stamford, Vermont, November 1, 2012.
- Peter B. Millett '59, of Rutland, Vermont, October 22, 2012.
- Jinene L. Harvey '60, of Clearwater, Florida, November 19, 2012.
- Michael F. Rosenthal '60, of Round Pond, Maine, October 8, 2012.
- Francis J. Tobin '60, of Rutland, Vermont, October 15, 2012.
- Linda Bowman Zahn '60, of Pittsford, New York, August 24, 2012.
- Bernhardt Alexander Smyle '61, of South Burlington, Vermont, October 12, 2012.
- William T. Wallace, Jr. MD'61, of Contoocook, New Hampshire, October 11, 2012.
- David L. Clough '62, of St. Albans, Vermont, November 6, 2012.
- Sandra Larkin Mylod '62, of Lewes, Delaware, March 29, 2009.
- Linda McKernon Alexander '64, of Queensbury, New York, November 3, 2012.
- Robert M. Rasmusson '64, of Richmond, Kentucky, October 11, 2012.
- Donald J. Steele '64, of Sarasota, Florida, November 22, 2012.
- Dale E. Wyman '64, of Wynantskill, New York, August 4, 2012.
- Stewart E. Aither '65, of Exeter, New Hampshire, November 24, 2012.
- Frederick G. Boese '65, of Metuchen, New Jersey, September 24, 2012.
- William P. Mangn '65, of Rutland, Vermont, October 28, 2012.
- Karen Ellingson Trueheart '65, of Pittsford, New York, September 2, 2012.
- Douglas W. Chase '66, of Acton, Massachusetts, August 20, 2012.
- Cynthia Jeffery Southworth '66, of Lancaster, New Hampshire, August 16, 2012.
- Wayne T. Bonhag '67, G'70, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, August 28, 2012.
- Carol Lamonda Draper '67, of Colchester, Vermont, September 28, 2012.
- Patricia Sue Arley '72, of Montpelier, Vermont, November 8, 2012.
- Robert F. Bell 'G'72, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, August 26, 2012.
- Marianne Marshall McVoy '72, of Petersham, Massachusetts, September 23, 2012.
- Steven Lance Dean 'G'74, of Hinesburg, Vermont, November 23, 2012.
- Francis Robert Baczek '76, of Oxford, Connecticut, October 15, 2012.
- Richard A. Crimmins G'76, of Spring Hill, Florida, September 5, 2012.
- Susan C. Hudson-Wilson '76, of Chebeague Island, Maine, October 5, 2012.
- Barbara Joyce King '76, of East Barre, Vermont, September 6, 2012.
- Gerard Martin Nolting '77, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 8, 2012.
- Terry Ridley '79, of Carteret, New Jersey, November 22, 2012.
- Fitzgerald Lewis Booker G'80, of Durham, North Carolina, October 25, 2012.
- Jan Bernasconi Aughey '84, of Stowe, Vermont, September 29, 2012.
- Althea P. Kroger G'85, of Burlington, Vermont, August 30, 2012.
- Margret Bowers Devlyn '86, of Colchester, Vermont, October 10, 2012.
- Patricia Bea Whitman G'87, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, October 5, 2012.
- Cindy Lu Barrows '88, of Burlington, Vermont, October 9, 2012.
- Phillip James Aiston '89, of Milton, Vermont, August 27, 2012.
- Karen Annette Schneider G'89, of Sudbury, Vermont, October 8, 2012.
- Maura Finn Malone '92, of Winooski, Vermont, October 6, 2012.
- Marsha Renee Wildasin '97, of Skokie, Illinois, September 21, 2012.
The university lost a number of distinguished, veteran members of the faculty in 2012 and early 2013. Our apologies to family, friends, and former students for the long delay in sharing several of these memorial notices.
Phyllis Bronstein, professor emerita of psychology, passed away on Dec. 29, 2012, in Los Altos Hills, California. She committed her life to bringing about equal rights and social change. Her twenty-three-year career at UVM began in 1981. During her tenure at the university, she received numerous awards and recognitions for her scholarship, teaching, and leadership. Professor Bronstein is author, co-author, and editor of several books, including Teaching a Psychology of People, Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness, and Fatherhood Today. Both her research and her teaching broke new ground in bringing the concerns of feminism and multiculturalism into psychology and academia more broadly. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to contribute to Women for Women at www.womenforwomen.org.
Samuel B. Hand, professor emeritus of history, passed away on June 30, 2012, at age eighty. Professor Hand, a Korean War veteran who came to UVM in 1961 to teach American history, was well known for his ability to bring history to life for his students and for those who read his books about Vermont's historical and political past. A mentor to many fellow faculty members at UVM, he was also a prolific researcher, writer and editor. His books include The Star That Set, a history of the Vermont Republican Party; Vermont Voices, 1609 Through the 1990s: A Documentary History of the Green Mountain State; and Philip Hoff: How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State. Contributions may be made in Professor Hand's memory to the Vermont Historical Society; Special Collections at the University of Vermont; Donate Life Vermont; or to the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue.
Rene C. Lachapelle, professor emeritus of medical technology, passed away at age eighty-two on June 30, 2012. After starting his career in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, Professor Lachapelle moved his family to Vermont in 1974 when he accepted the post of director and chair in UVM's Department of Medical Technology. His research efforts applied his expertise in microbiology and bacteriology to a number of clinical problems. He taught courses in immunology, microbiology, and medical technology and also served for two years as dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. His career included many distinguished awards including UVM's Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching. Gifts in Professor Lachapelle's memory may be made to The Rene C. Lachapelle Scholarship Fund, UVM Foundation, 411 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401.
Stephen Lane Pastner, professor emeritus of anthropology, passed away on December 29, 2012. Joining the faculty at UVM in 1970, Pastner subsequently received tenure and taught in the anthropology department for many years, retiring in 2002. He went on to serve as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan after his wife Judith Irvine's appointment as professor there. In every way a true Renaissance man, Professor Pastner was a self-taught and accomplished musician (on instruments such as the banjo, guitar, lute and orpharion). He was also a skilled sculptor, and his subjects reflect his love of history and music. Donations in Stephen Pastner's honor may be made to Texas Freedom Network (Austin, Texas) or the Humane Society of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor, Michigan).
Peter J. Seybolt, professor emeritus of history, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on August 6, 2012. He moved to Underhill, Vermont, in 1969 with his wife, Cynthia Taylor Seybolt, to whom he was married for more than fifty years. From 1969 through 2007, he was a professor of history at the University of Vermont, teaching courses on the histories of China and Japan and U.S. relations with Asia in addition to prolific scholarly work. For many years, he was also the director of Asian Studies, and administrator of the Chinese and Japanese language programs. Under his initiative, a department of Asian Languages and Literatures was established at UVM in 2007, the first new department in the College of Arts and Sciences in more than fifty years. Donations in Professor Seybolt's memory may be made to the University of Vermont, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, the University of Vermont Asian Studies Program, 94 University Place, Old Mill, A506, Burlington, VT 05405, (802) 656-1096.
Glen Meredith Wood, professor emeritus of plant and soil science, died on May 1, 2012, at the age of ninety-two. A thirty-five-year veteran of the faculty, Professor Wood, taught at UVM from 1950 to 1985. He was also an avid nature photographer, and a skilled gardener who won countless prizes for his gladioli at the Champlain Valley Fair and grew some of the largest pumpkins ever seen at that time in Chittenden County. Active in his community, Professor Wood served on several civic committees and was president of the local PTA in Jericho. Gifts in Professor Wood's memory may be made to Baptist Haiti Mission, 118 Courtland St., Rockford, MI, 49341.
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