University of Vermont

Vermont Quarterly

Class Notes

Life Beyond Graduation

Dick Dalton, you are the reason I espoused to everyone who would listen through the years the value of being assigned a college roommate during freshman year. Meeting you for the first time, and having you for a roommate, introduced me to many, many wonderful Vermonters who I otherwise might never have met. You all were personable, friendly, caring, happy, and helpful people who forever enriched my life. "
—Jack Schweberger, class of '67

In Memoriam


33-63 Green & Gold Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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35 80th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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40 75th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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41 Francis Nye phoned to report that he and Nina Van Ausdal, whom he has known for forty years, were married on April 23 in a Catholic Church in Alburquerque, New Mexico. He is 95 years old and his wife is 91. Arnie Becker shares that it is incredible that he met Ruth Spiwek ’42 at UVM 76 years ago. He writes “We married 71 years ago and we are still in our home in Connecticut. We stay in touch with Art Wolk and George Tulin and are surrounded by family.” Carole Stetson Spaulding died June 25, 2014 at Allenwood in South Burlington. She graduated with a degree in commerce and economics and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Carole and Albert “Bud” Spaulding ’38 were married for 65 years and made their home in Burlington and summered on Colchester Point. Carole was employed in the Burlington school system. She was actively involved in the UVM Alumni Association. After retirement, she and Bud traveled extensively and often brought one or two grandchildren along.
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43 Florence Smith White is doing well and enjoying life. She is a strong UVM supporter, remembering with pride her years there. I wish I had other news from classmates, but I did hear from a former student of mine, Don Panoushek ’54. He recounted a cruise that he had just taken on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers from Memphis to Cincinnati in eleven days on board the American Queen. On a somber note we grieve with Don over the loss of his dear friend and classmate, Charles Lloyd Hughes ’53.
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44 Christo F. Bicoules, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, died on June 11, 2014, following a short illness. He visited UVM often through the years, and he always enjoyed his time on campus and his connections with classmates.
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45 70th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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47 Dorothy Frazer Carpenter from Burlington, Vermont, is still doing Meals on Wheels and playing duplicate bridge with gusto, but may have peaked. “I have a twice a week exercise class that keeps me going,” she writes. “Looking forward to a three-week visit to Cape Cod. Most fun is having grandson Frazer Carpenter from Seattle entering his sophomore year at UVM. He will graduate with the class of 2017, one hundred years after great grandfather Fred Carpenter came to UVM to head the German department.” Send your news to—
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49 Gladys and Malcolm Severance write, “We are sorry to have been so remiss in not keeping in touch with our classmates through the Quarterly. This will be a real quick 65-year catch-up. After graduation, Gladys taught for two years while Malcolm worked on his doctorate at Wisconsin. Then a year of graduate work at Cornell for Gladys and we were married and returned to Wisconsin to finish Mal’s degree. Since then our lives have revolved around UVM—one of the best places on earth. When we returned to UVM in 1953, and for the next four years, Gladys was the “House Mother” at Converse Hall. (Remember closing hours and signing in and out?) The 100 women students felt special having a “House Father” and “House Babies.” Malcolm taught economics from 1953 until retirement in 1986 with two stints in administration: assistant dean of Arts and Sciences from 1961-64, and special assistant to the president from 1964-67. The last nine years before retirement Malcolm was chairman of the new business department after it was separated from economics, and he brought it to school status. At the same time he served on various boards in the community. After retirement, he was director of the New England School of Banking for seven years, spent eight years in the Vermont House of Representatives, 1998-2006, and was a trustee of UVM for two terms, 1990-96 and 1999-2005. In the meantime, Gladys ran as fast as she could keeping up with Malcolm, served an elective office in the Town of Colchester for 13 years, did the usual volunteer work involved with three kids active in Girl Scouts, Little League, and 4-H horse club, drove kids and horses all over Vermont, ran Malcolm’s campaigns, and was instrumental in starting Meals on Wheels in Burlington. We loved to travel, visiting Europe, Africa (Egypt and a safari in Kenya), China, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all of the 50 United States. Malcolm’s last project was the most demanding (for both of us)—writing his History of Business Education at UVM. It is the story beginning in 1899 with a gift of $50,000 from John H. Converse. It follows the challenges through the years up to the present and the promise of the school’s bright future. Hopefully the book will be published by Reunion time.” Harry J. Dzewaltowski Sr. passed away on April 28, 2014 at the age of 93 at home after losing a long courageous battle against bone cancer. He left with his wife and son from the east coast after working for General Electric and Raytheon companies, for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington in 1958 where he worked as a manufacturing engineer for over twenty five years until his long retirement. Luke A. Howe writes, “I graduated from UVM in 1949 and from UVM College of Medicine in 1952, interned at Mary Fletcher Hospital for one year, then did general practice with my partner and classmate, Brewster Martin, for 10 years at the Chelsea Health Center in Chelsea, Vermont. I then went with my wife and two children for four years to Palau and Saipan as Civil Service for the U.S. government at the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1964 to 1968. I then returned to Townshend, Vermont, to do general practice until 1964 when I joined the United States Public Health Service in Virginia, and then with the U.S. Coast Guard until I retired in 1992. After enough CME studies I was board certified as a family physician in 1970. My wife, Patricia, and I then lived in Florida in the winter and summered in Vermont until she died in 2011 after 58 years that we were married. In 2012 I moved to Harvest Hill, a retirement home in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where I have enjoyed being here ever since. I guess that’s the end of my story.”
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50 65th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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51Willie Gibson ’85 and Mary Truax, son and daughter of the late K. Stewart “Stew” Gibson, accepted the posthumous 2014 R. O. Sinclair Cup Award for their father on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner. This award honors retired faculty who served with distinction, achieved excellence in their profession, demonstrated an exemplary record of service, and a commitment to fulfill the land-grant mission to serve the people of Vermont. Stew passed away on October 1, 2013. Alan Smith of Santa Barbara, California, writes that it is sad to learn of the passing of Leonard Miller and Sanford Epstein. “We were part of the gang of six that graduated from Burlington High School in 1947. We have all lost touch, but the memories are still with us. Laura Mindick Smith and I are in a senior facility and still very active.”
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53 Julia Rickard Kuntz from Saint Clairsville, Ohio writes, “When I was in grade school, I lived in Burlington. The backyard and porch were adjacent to the tennis court of the Delta Psi house. We watched the boys play different sports and marveled at their method of cutting the grass on the hill. They were very kind and let us use the tennis court if it was vacant. What a wonderful place for the Alumni House. I am still working at the motel, with the help of my son. This area is very busy with drilling and pipe liners. Would like to hear from others.” Don Panoushek writes about his classmate, Charles Lloyd Hughes who passed away in November of 2013: “After joining the army for two years, he received the G.I. Bill for a college education and attended the University of Vermont. He met his future wife, Joyce Bosley ’55 while in college. Colonel Hughes’ medical career was outstanding. Noteworthy was his renowned lifesaving, first ever, jaw restorations while on military tour in Vietnam. These were magnificent feats!”
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54 Nancy Beauchamp writes, “Last summer seven Pi Phis got together for a mini reunion at Mary Meeting Lake in central New Hampshire. Louis Ewart Long of Orchard Park, New York; Nancy Burden Tapley of Groton, Connecticut; Jean Spear Barker of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; Cynthia Stafford MacDonald of Montpelier, Vermont; Martha Marvin Kelley of Exeter, New Hampshire; Gretchen Ganow Kuyk of Willow Street, Pennsylvania; and Nancy Buchheim Beauchamp of Rutland, Vermont; all gathered for several days at the lake home of Lou’s daughter, Susan, near Lake Winnipesaukee. All lived together as seniors at the Pi Phi house and shared many memories of the nearly 60 years since graduation. All are well and are hoping to continue yearly gatherings.” Matthew Baigell from New York, New York, shares that his latest book, Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, will be published in 2015. Jean Spear Barker writes, “Bob Barker ’53 and I and our two daughters and their husbands spent five days in the Placerville, California, wine country above Sacramento in June for our granddaughter Emily’s wedding. Our son, Bob Barker III ’81, who will be ordained next year as a Lutheran minister, performed the ceremony at a mountain top winery, Fredericks, overlooking other wineries and snowcapped mountains in the distance.”
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55 60th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Philip Snyder and his wife, Sara Fisher ’57, met at UVM. She wants to share that her husband passed away peacefully on May 22, 2014. “He loved UVM then and now. He had a wonderful sense of humor and kept in touch with his college friends. He will be very sorry to miss his 60th Reunion in 2015.” Arlene Scher Leiter shares that she is enjoying retirement. “I am living a quiet life at the Rye Riviera at Water’s Edge in Rye, New York. Gerard “Jerry” Allen Mullen lost Jane Aronson ’55, his best friend of 58 years and wife of 57, last year. He is now running for a House seat from the Washington/Chittenden district including Bolton, Buell’s Gore, Huntington and Waterbury. Also getting electric bills of zero due to 32 solar panels in the addition where his son, Rob Mullen ’78, and his wife have moved in. Marilyn Dukoff has a new address 401 East 80 St. Apt. 27H New York, NY 10075 and would love to hear from others. Helene Widder Chusid spent the weekend in the Berkshires with Marilyn in July. “Next year more should join us; let us know and we will put it together.” Martin “Marty” Louis Warren writes, “After living in Omaha, Nebraska, for thirty years, I have lived in Chesterfield, Missouri (suburb of St. Louis) for the last twenty-five. I have been married 53 years; two sons and families live in New York area. Blessed with four grandchildren. Would love to hear from old friends!” We would love to hear from more of you. Please send in your news!
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56 Ralph Winer writes, “I would love to hear from classmates. We retired to Delray Beach on the East Coast of Florida 24 years ago, moving into a country club community, with two golf courses and 21 tennis courts which keeps us very active. We just celebrated our 58th, and fortunately we enjoy pretty good health. Unfortunately, we lost our oldest, Pete, in an accident two years ago. On the positive side, our daughter, Gail, is the senior vice president of the very large Jewish Community Center in Baltimore, and our son, Howard, is the national promotion manager for CNN in Atlanta. We have seven grandchildren, including triplet boys now age 14, but they are spread out between Boston, Providence, Nashville, and Atlanta. The oldest two granddaughters are in Berkeley School of Music and Rhode Island School of Design. I have been on the board of directors of our condo association for many years, and four years ago I was elected to the board of governors and have been the president of the club for the last two years. We are in the midst of a complete renovation of the property, which takes care of any free moments. I would enjoy hearing from classmates/fraternity brothers and my email is” Gil Dedrich is trying to save Walden Pond, his neighborhood pond, in the city of Burnsville, Minnesota. Residents have noticed the absence of wildlife around the pond, and they fear that “decades of contaminants collecting on the floor of the storm water pond have created a hostile environment for animal and plant life.” Gil is grounds director for Walden and has led the effort to monitor the two-acre, 45-year-old pond and press the city to dredge the contaminated soil. Please be sure to note my new e-mail address:
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58 Patricia Doherty Denmead shares that she and Bob Denmead ’60 are still living in Venice, Florida, and enjoying retirement. “We lead an active life in the community and leave only for trips abroad or visits to the kids in Chicago. Would love to hear from any UVM alums living in Florida.” Michael Wayne Abdalla writes, “Last year I retired from my orthopedic medical practice at the age of 79 and currently reside in a retirement community. I have retained my membership in the Rotary Club of Orange, California, and served as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation in 2004-2007 after serving as a president of my Rotary Club and subsequently as a District Governor in D-5320 in Southern California. I have also served as the chief of the medical staff of Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange.” Carol Conner Frei writes, “We have taken one of our 15 grandchildren this summer on a Road Scholar Intergenerational river boat cruise from Paris to Normandy, France.”
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59 Cynthia Mindick Weitz writes that her mystery, Feisty Old Ladies, is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. Follow her website: and contact her at Priscilla Roberts Carpenter says, “Hello, members of the class of 1959. I am continuing to be happy living in Saint Albans after 47 years in Burlington, plus four years at UVM. Life in the ‘slow lane’ is somehow busy and full of wonderful activities. Russell and I don’t go south in the winter but have managed to get weeks away from time to time. Hilton Head in January with my five siblings, the 11th year we have all gotten together for a week, different places...nice thing to do. Also, New Orleans in March, Boston for four days in June and a week in Maine in July. We have a small garden plot in our association so I have canned, preserved, frozen, made jelly. Going back to my roots! Live vicariously through the grandkids activities. Three have graduated from college: UVM, Bentley, and Saint Michael’s. Still attending: two at UVM, one at Middlebury, one at Norwich, one at Endicott, and another going to Endicott in September. The last little chick is going to be a senior in high school. Great little basketball player, short, only 5’3”, deadly with the three-pointers from outside. Fun to go to her games. Life is good. We are enjoying good health and fun activities. Looking forward to our Reunion. Happy to be on the Reunion planning Committee. Hope to see many of you in October.” Jerry Heller retired a few years ago after a successful career in commercial real estate and law in Boston. Since retirement he has been involved as a volunteer with several organizations in his hometown of Wayland, Massachusetts. As chairman of Community Preservation Committee for 13 years, he was instrumental in preserving a large parcel of land in perpetuity through a conservation agreement, and currently he is a member of the Corporate Executive Council for WGBH, Boston’s NPR station. Jerry was recently elected a Trustee of Sea Education Association (SEA), an educational organization that introduces college students to study various aspects of the ocean while living and sailing on a research “tall ship” for academic credit. It is a “hands-on” science and leadership program. Jerry and his wife, Anne Beaudin Heller ’72, recently went on a SEA development cruise from Tahiti. Jerry is a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club where he sails with Anne on their 36-foot sloop, “Wings.” He also pilots a single-engine plane from Hanscom Field in Concord, Massachusetts. Jerry plans to attend our 55th Reunion this fall, and, weather permitting, will fly to Burlington.
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60 55th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Barry Lessinger left Costa Rica in 2013 after six years in Uvita. “Pushed for Florida and live in Ocala National Forest with the bears and love it, pontoon boat on the St John’s River.” Richard Gottileb is celebrating the thirty-fourth anniversary of Grey House Publishing. “We’re one of the last of the independent print reference/information publishers. Those with memories of evenings spent at Billings will remember working with ‘Books In Print,’ and ‘Readers Guide to Periodical Literature,’ which we now produce. Son, Nicholas Gottlieb, is a UVM alum from the class of 2004.” Gene Parent writes, “Our home has been in Brookfield, Vermont, since 1972. I have enjoyed retirement since 1994. Activities include painting and marketing my art, growing our own food, and singing bass in a local singers’ group since 1991. We were blessed with a grandson two years ago. His mother, Sarah, is currently serving as Mrs. Vermont. We are very proud.” Robert Meshel writes, “My wife, Miriam Reiner Meshel, and I recently received a surprise visit to our home in Marin County from fellow 1960’s alum and my fraternity brother, Gerry Josephson. After all those years we had a lot of UVM and family memories to share. Our conversations continued on a tour we took to a nearby Napa Valley winery, and also a visit to an art preserve where Miriam had acted as a docent.”
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61Grant Corson writes, “I have been busy pursuing my two post retirement joys, boat building and writing. The Ratcatcher’s Son and The Weed Road Chronicles are both available on Amazon in either print or digital versions. The former is a biography of my great grandfather—a very interesting character—and the latter is my own memoir of raising a large family in rural Vermont. A third, The World According to Nub, is nearly complete and awaiting final editing and ready for launch this fall. My wife and I live in Essex, Vermont, when we are not out on the lake in Festivus.” Louise Magram Weiner is pleased as can be that her grandson will be attending UVM in the fall as a fourth generation Catamount fan! Caroline Braun Leone writes “Our newest grandchild arrived May 5, Juliana Marie; she joins her sister, Isabella Marie. Andy continues to improve from his surgeries and I keep busy selling books (when I’m not busy in the garden). We’ve discovered a channel with Italian and Swedish mysteries; subtitles are annoying but the plots are good.” Martin Sonkin shares, “I am enjoying the carefree life of retirement living at the luxurious Moorings Park continual care retirement community in Naples, Florida. I am looking to sell my beautiful, historic condo near Williamstown, Massachusetts, so I can do more traveling. Would love to hear from old friends.” Linda Sack Fossier writes, “I live in Newport Beach, California, in the winter months, and recently I have become close friends with Rhea Salzberg Dorn ’55. Rhea and I were both born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. We attended the same elementary, junior, and senior high schools, but six years apart. She volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital and so did I, and we both attended religious school at the same synagogue. Then, most surprising, she went to UVM, met and married a man who later became a doctor. So did I! Rhea’s husband took her to California where he practiced medicine until his death about six years ago. My second husband brought me to California, and that is where we met. However, the final coincidence is that Rhea’s mother and my first mother-in-law were born in Canada and are part of the same family! That makes us almost cousins! Small world.” Marcia Smith Rushford reports, “We are still living in Rutland and spending some time at our camp in South Hero. We do leave Vermont for the winter and enjoy three months in Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras where we have been visiting for 30 years. We recently bought a condo there we like it so much! If anyone would like any info about Roatan, I would be happy to oblige. Don Rushford and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary as second time-arounders this December. He and I are both retired. Don was a lawyer and VP general council at CVPS and I was a real estate broker. We stay very active with biking and swimming. We feel very lucky to have 13 children between us (four of them UVM grads) and 20 grandchildren. All are doing well! I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to contact me.” Judy Enright Daly says, “We’re gearing up for a trip to Germany with our daughter, her husband, and three kids (Germany was their choice). Kristen was on two exchanges one in high school and then a college semester in Germany so we are visiting the two families she lived with in addition to touring around the country. Since she is fluent in German, it should be easy. We’ve been to Austria and Switzerland skiing but we really didn’t need to speak the language.” Karen Kellers Donovan reports, “I lost my dear husband nine years ago to pancreatic cancer but continue to live in our home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Life is very busy and I am rich in friends and family. I play a lot of golf and tennis and in fact I co-chair the women’s tennis group at our club which is part of Wellesley College. I am now a snow bird and spend six months in Naples, Florida, where I am a member of Bears Paw Country Club. I have a new man in my life which is wonderful and I feel very lucky, so life is good! Hope you all are healthy and happy as well.” Robert Stanley Williams died on March 19, 2014. Bob graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven High School in New Jersey and then attended the University of Vermont. Bob spent most of his career in the construction equipment industry. He started out with Foley Machinery Co in New Jersey. He then went on to start New England Equipment Co. in White River, Junction, Vermont. New England Equipment soon became one of the top John Deere Equipment dealers in the United States, winning many awards for excellence. After selling New England Equipment he went on to work for Milton Caterpillar before founding another successful business with his sons, International Construction Equipment (ICE). At ICE, he was most proud to work alongside his sons Rob and David. Bob was a highly respected member of the construction equipment industry with friends and colleagues from all around the world. In addition to his work, Bob served on the Town Council of Colts Neck, New Jersey and the board of directors of the Marble Bank in Vermont. He loved gardening, boating, cooking and traveling with his family. Bob was most passionate about his family and celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2012 with Barbara and the rest of his family in Tuscany, Italy.
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63Bob Tank writes, “My wife Linda Clemons Tank ’65 and I have been married for over 50 years. We met on campus in 1961. We have two children. Daughter Stephanie lives in Connecticut and son Rich lives with his wife, Jill, in North Yarmouth, Maine. After many years in Connecticut, we moved to South Florida in 1996. Along with retirement, we relocated to North Florida nine years ago. Our days are kept full with a variety of volunteer activities, church work, and hobbies.” Jack Hayden Titus reports that he moved into a new house in August. The city of Nampa (not Napa) has a population of about 100,000 in Western Idaho about 20 miles from Boise, the capital, located in the Treasure Valley. It is a beautiful city, with an old section and a sterling new section. He says, “We moved off the Snake River after eight years, built a custom home, near shopping, hospitals, nearer to the airport. This city is not cowboy oriented like most of the cities in Idaho. Great dining, too! Stop by and see us. Plenty of room to entertain. Still working at my business, Cow Packaging and Consulting.” Elise Moeller Widlund says she is loving being back in Vermont after raising the family and raising the business. Forty-eight years later she is now ready to have fun again in Vermont. She would love to have folks visit.
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64 Marilyn Elaine Keith River reports, “From 1964-68 I was in Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer working as a registered nurse in rural health clinics. I came back in 1968 with a Peruvian husband and my first two daughters, Lina and Mita. We settled again in Vermont where my five children grew up. Victor, Amy, and Nicholas were added to our family in 1971, 1974, and 1978. I worked many years at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington in many areas and nursing specialties, lastly as a vascular access nurse. From 1991-2001 I was a Vermont State House Representative from Milton, which was a very intriguing experience. Now I work a little and travel a lot, visiting my children and 10 granddaughters in Colorado, Omaha, Nebraska, and Boston.” Jeffrie Brent Felter still works two days per week in an orthopedic clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but does not do any more surgery. He spends six months per year in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, working as a marshal at Palmilla Golf Course. He remains in contact with Dave Umstead and Pete Landry. Abbott Brayton writes, “My third book and second historical novel has been published. Highland Brigadier is a sequel to Outpost Scotland. It tells the story of the Eastern Highlands during the early stages of World War II. Susan Weatherby Engbrecht and her husband, Ron, are retired and have purchased the house they have been renting near Aviano Air Base. It is a lovely home with a view of the mountains in the village of San Giovanni de Polcenigo. They will split their retirement time between Italy and Binghamton, New York, in Sue’s family home. Right now I am once again on the banks of Lake Champlain in Addison enjoying a fabulous summer. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our 50th reunion in October. I surely hope we have a wonderful turnout. You won’t be sorry if you have decided to join in the festivities. Valerie Felten Robinson has a camp down the lake from us and spends her summers there with her husband, Robbie. They winter in Mexico and will, unfortunately, be back there before our reunion. I have also seen Susan Benton Prezzano who will miss reunion due to a trip. I will have more to report after reunion so if you miss it, you will have a bit of knowledge of our fun weekend.
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65 50th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Priscilla D. Cameron died May 28, 2014. Early in her career she practiced at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and taught nursing at Texas Women’s University. Later she became interested in computer education and taught computer science at Wyoming Seminary Lower School and used her computer skills to work as a library assistant at Wilkes University. She retired to Media, Pennsylvania, and is survived by her husband, Donald D. Cameron, M.D.; Lisa Cameron, Ph.D.; Mark Cameron, and two grandchildren. Robert M. Rasmusson passed away on October 11, 2012 at the age of 71. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and ROTC. He was a member of the Lutheran Faith. Bob was employed by the Okonite Company for thirty-two years. For ten years, Bob was the Madison County Solid Waste Coordinator. He brought recycling education into the local school system and was an active member of SWAK and revived the Kentucky Riversweep at Boonesboro. In 2008, Bob was presented with the Chamber of Commerce Community Service award. He enjoyed spending time with the Madison County Industrial Management Group. As an avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed gunsmithing, ballistics, hunting, fishing, skiing, and swimming. He was a member of the Richmond Optimist Club and a Boy Scout Leader and Cub Scout Leader. Sumner Silverman is in the seventh year at Burningman, teaching a jewelry workshop. “I am living full time on Martha’s Vineyard with my wife, Sally Pierce. Still practicing as a psychologist.” Vicky Rafter McCaffrey is still working as a veterinarian three days a week and running our 180-acre farm raising Shire draft horses and beef; two grand kids only. Best to all!” The publication date for Rose Levy Beranbaum’s 10th cookbook, The Baking Bible, is November 4, 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Library Journal review referred to it as “timeless recipes,” and Publisher’s Weekly as “a must have.” Preorders are available at discounted prices from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Rose baked her first lemon meringue pie at UVM 53 years ago! Lester Frederick Jipp, 87, of Columbus, Ohio died Sunday morning July 20, 2014. His career in education spanned six decades, including stints as a high school social studies teacher and administrator in New Hampshire and Vermont; college professor at Chatham College, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and as founder/director of The Learning Juncture in Worthington, Ohio. At the time of his death he remained a passionate and active advocate for innovation in public education. Lester was an avid camper and bicyclist, and a voracious e-reader. He began most conversations with “Did you see the article in the New York Times about…?” He took enormous pleasure in time spent with his family and friends on multiple continents, challenging all of them to work harder, think bigger, do more, and write more often. John G. Westcott writes from Catharpin, Virginia, that he is retiring from The Boeing Company in August. He has been the director of business development for GEOINT programs since he retired from the CIA in 2003. John and his wife recently completed trips to Hawaii and San Diego. He has no retirement plans except to travel and enjoy time with his family and his two Labradoodles.
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66 Bill Gillespie passed away last October after a six month battle with cancer. He was a navy veteran and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Alan “Chip” Platow moved back to Connecticut in 2013 to restore a 1750 farm house. “I’m about halfway through and starting to realize I am 70 years old. Love to hear from classmates and you are always welcome to stop by for a glass of wine and a Labrador hello. Cheers.” Craig Watt retired from Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, in 2006, after 20 years of emergency medicine practice and seven years occupational medicine. He worked part-time occupational medicine thereafter until 2013. He is now enjoying grand kids and travel with his wife, Christine.
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67 Victor L’Esperance is the president/CEO of Radiorax Aviation Systems, Inc. in Lake Stevens, Washington, which is a manufacturer of avionics mounting hardware for general aviation and a suppliers for the Bell 429 helicopter as well as a wide range of general aviation aircraft. Dwight Ovitt is back in Vermont for the summer writing a book about the Ovitt family. “Three of my family members are attending UVM. I have found over 220 Ovitt’s in Franklin County alone and 30% are directly related to me. Found out our name is incorrectly spelled and should be Oviatt. I’m doing the book online so it won’t cost anyone anything to read it. It has been fun but need to go back to Hawaii to continue my regular job being an advocate for limited English speaking residents who are disabled.” Elizabeth Ann Fishe shares, “After 46 years of full-time employment, with the majority of that time being spent as a medical librarian, I retired at the beginning of this year. So far, I am keeping busy with reading, catching up on projects around the house, and spending time with family and friends.” Anthony “Tony” Rishe writes that he loves to read the Quarterly. This past year has been great with more travel and outdoor activity. Prague, Budapest, Las Vegas, Tahoe, Montana, and more Montana. Great outdoors fun with twin grandboys who are three and a half and love grandpa taking them on all sorts of adventures. Would love to see or hear about some of your adventures and hope all UVM folks are also enjoying their lives.” Anthony and friends went on their annual back country trek to Montana and there is a photo on the Alumni Association website photo gallery at Lloyd “Sandy” Sanborn Van Norden says, “Hi everyone. We had a summer full of visitors and family. We have six adult children and seven grandchildren, also all adults, and one great granddaughter. My wife, Lory, and I are both retired pastors and are serving one church as a pastoral team part time in our retirement. It keeps us young and refreshed. It is always good to hear the news of great things happening at UVM.” Janet Parsons writes, “I see in the Class Notes on page 68 of the Vermont Quarterly that the GMAC I had included was switched to Green Mountain Athletic Club. Actually the place I worked was at General Motors Acceptance Corporation on Shelburne Road, just south of the city of Burlington.” Jack Schweberger was reminiscing about his years at UVM, and how fortunate he was in the relationships that he made. He writes, “Dick Dalton, you are the reason I espoused to everyone who would listen through the years the value of being assigned a college roommate during freshman year. Meeting you for the first time, and having you for a roommate, introduced me to many, many wonderful Vermonters who I otherwise might never have met. You all were personable, friendly, caring, happy, and helpful people who forever enriched my life. Bill Bates ’69, a fantastic, card-playing engineering student had a smile for everyone; Bill Burling ’69, a great student who cut my hair before every one of my ROTC drills. Bill, no one has ever done a better job! Carl Lisman, champion debater, who was always helpful when I needed academic assistance, and went on to become a fine UVM Trustee. I have fond memories of Vermonters I met on the sports field—Dick Hebert, Deane Kent ’66, Mike Burke ’66 “The Rutland Flash”, Tom Mungeon ’64 and Ken Burton ’64. It was a privilege knowing all of you. I keep in touch with Ode Keiderling ’68, who lives in his home town very near me in Flemington, New Jersey, and Jim Culhane ’68, who was a high school and college teammate of mine from Weehawken, New Jersey, then moved to Wisconsin and became a successful attorney. To all of my Vermont classmates, thanks for the memories.”
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68 Jonathan T. Tifft Longley has been helping out planning the curriculum and teaching Exploring Engineering at Andover High School in Massachusetts. Rick Howard just moved from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, a pre-retirement change that gets us closer to grandchildren, Lily and Nik. Also welcomed a granddaughter, Frances, on July 3 in Seattle, five weeks early but completely healthy and thriving. I’m still consulting for the Li-ion battery industry, gardening, and woodworking as time allows. Saw a few other UVM alums: Ed Germon, John Mitchelides, and Mary Lou Rupprecht at our recent 50th high school reunion. Jay B. Weintraub shares, “Our daughter, Julie, just had her first child, a son, Caleb, who is our first grandchild and we could not be happier. She lives with her husband, Aaron, in Denver, Colorado and is in her last year of residency in radiation oncology at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora. Jeffrey H. Barnes shares that he talks regularly to Fred Schlapp ’69 and to his brother, Gary Barnes ’72. After working as a sales territory manager trainee for a Fortune 500 company following graduation, he says, he decided corporate America wasn’t for him. Eventually, he writes, “this alum became in touch with his roots. He discovered that he was and always has been an Askenzani (Russian) Jew.” Through prayer and study, he says, today he enjoys good physical health and would like to hear from other UVM friends.
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69Marc B. d’Avignon has retired after 35 years in active medical practice in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts having received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut. Marc’s wife, Karyn, was on the faculty at UVM having received a master’s of science from Ohio State University. They met when Marc was in graduate school and took one of her classes as an elective in the department of microbiology. They were married in 1970 in Burlington and have two children, Marc E. who resides in Santa Monica, California, and Ross C. who resides in New York City. Marc is enjoying retirement, occupying his time as a consultant in medical practice and continues to garden and to restore and collect antique cars. Karyn devotes some of her free time to providing meals to the aged and repairing and preserving antique quilts. Karyn shares in Marc’s love of gardening. Marc and Karyn volunteer tutoring children in remedial reading and math skills. They enjoy traveling and look forward to returning to Burlington and attending the 1969 alumni reunion October 10–12, 2014.” Bill Furman writes, “Wish I could beam myself back in time to the grrrreat ole days at UVM! I submitted a photo to the alumni photo gallery at of Burk Mantel and his wife, Joan, who were married in April 2013. (Burke’s first marriage at 65!) The photo was taken in Idaho (Bogus Basin, Boise) and it celebrates their love. We skied steep and deep!”
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70 45th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Norine Freeman Noonan is returning to the classroom after a successful five-year term as chief academic officer at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He is heading back to the faculty as a full professor of biology teaching intro biology for non-majors (my fave class) and intro to the health professions and also mentoring students in research and organizing activities for our first biology living/learning community. Judy Paulus Myers writes, “Most of my classmates probably have the Medicare card, the government’s way of telling us we are getting older. I dislike the word ‘retired’, so I just say I am ‘professionally inactive’. Since our son, Paul, was killed by a drunk driver in 2006, I have helped others through MADD. I am also in my sixteenth year volunteering for juvenile criminal justice. We see young people who are in warm water with legal matters. If we have a person who already has alcohol issues, I have variations of my story and I try to get them to think about what they are doing and I have a goal to get them self-motivated to improve their ways. My husband has had some health issues, so I am his caregiver/advocate. My husband’s wife was a nurse practitioner in her (my!) previous life. I miss Vermont sometimes, but not some of the winters! Greetings to my classmates.” Jim Fitzpatrick G’70 and his wife, Susan, recently sold their web business,, which helps school districts hire educators, and helps teachers find jobs. The sale of the company was covered in a feature article by the Burlington Free Press.
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71 First, a correction to my Class Notes from the spring 2014 VQ: I misspelled John Mawhinney’s name in a list of other alums Marc Milosky remembers fondly. John lives in Massachusetts and plans a trip to Vermont to visit friends I knew at UVM. In June, I had a lively lunch with Annie Viets and just asked her to meet up before she heads back to Saudi Arabia, but just learned that she’s “back in the desert.” When we last met, she told me about all of her ’13-’14 travels that I thought I’d share: she visited Hong Kong; Kurdistan, Iraq; Sri Lanka and Dubai as well as Saudi destinations: Madein Saleh (Nabatean tombs) and the Asir Mountains (Yemeni border). She says, “Over the prior year and a half, I found myself in Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam and Turkey. Not sure where I’ll go this year. There are so many choices! You can also mention my intrepid daughter, Anna Viets ’11, who has been cycling the length of South America since January”. Earlier this summer, I chatted with Nancy Blasberg and learned that daughter, Libby Blasberg UVM College of Medicine ’14, married Sam Hobbs ’05 the end of May. Congrats to Nancy and Walt! As I write, Libby has begun her ENT Residency in Albuquerque New Mexico. John Radimer shares, “On August 4-7 I competed in the Fina World Masters swimming championships in Montreal. I was joined there by former UVM swimmer (and Kakewalker) David Edsal ’70. Unfortunately the results were not available until just after the submission deadline. I was seeded in the top ten in several events (out of over 100).” Norman Edminster and his wife, Chris, are moving to an in-law apartment in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. They will be going to the Daytona area to buy a vacation condo. They are pleased to report that their three children have blessed them with eight grandchildren (six boys and two girls). Sandra Campbell Simpson writes that lots of new places in Africa are opening up. “I have been very busy with the Defense Logistics Agency ensuring delivery of medical supplies to over 70 new locations there. Hope to retire in the next year or so at my house near the sea in the Netherlands.” David Poirier writes, “After 30 plus years of living out of a suitcase as a working actor, I opted for early retirement and moved to San Diego, into a lovely studio overlooking the bay on one side and downtown on the other. Got quickly bored with retirement, went back to work last fall doing a show in Florida, and just closed my first show here in San Diego. But the suitcase is dusted off, and I guess I’ll be hopping around the country until I can’t hop anymore.” Ellen Bader Kandel writes, “Ann Hussey Hogaboom, Carole Cook Freeman, and I met in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, this summer for our annual reunion. It’s always a great time for catching up with life-long friends, eating a sumptuous seafood dinner, and attending a show at the Boothbay Opera House.” Patricia Hunt Vana has been happily retired since 2011 and living with her mother, Gerrie Hunt ’41 in their home on Lake Memphremagog. She is currently secretary/treasurer of Newport Country Club and spends many of her free winter moments curling two miles from her home in Beebe, Quebec. Her older son, Bud Vana ’14, graduated in May from UVM College of Medicine and her younger son Evan Vana ’05 will be marrying Andrea Patrikis ’06 on Pat’s 65th birthday in September. And, to wrap it all up: my daughter, Mary, was married August 2 at the Brick House in Shelburne, Vermont. It was an amazing event. Mary’s brother, Robert Sprayregen ’01, was an attendant and responsible for escorting his four-year-old twin sons down the aisle to the bridal party where they handed over the rings. It was a day Paul Sprayregen and I will never forget. As a final note for those looking for classmates, UVM has a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and a LinkedIn site. Enjoy the fall!
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72 I am very pleased to let you know that I welcomed my first grandson into the family this past May. My son, David Moss ’02, MBA ’10, and his wife, Akeesha Shah ’04, MD ’10 are Daniel’s proud parents. Three generations of our family have graduated from UVM, so Class of 2035, get ready to welcome Daniel!
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73 Linda M. Kohn ’73 received the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the UVM Davis Center. This award commends alumni who have achieved excellence in their professional fields, demonstrated significant leadership, followed the land-grant ethic, and contributed to their community, state, and nation. Robert Frowenfeld writes, “I have worked for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons for almost 30 years, I retired from the corporate world in 2001. Since then I’ve been enjoying life and selling model trains with my wonderful wife, Bonnie. We enjoy traveling in Europe (been to Germany more than 30 times), golfing and hanging out with friends.” James M. Betts shares that he is continuing to enjoy a pediatric surgical practice at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California. “Amazing that I’ve been in one place, on the West Coast, for 31 years! Still a Bennington-Vermonter at heart and in soul. Extending warmest regards to all.” Robert McWilliam reports, “I have a thriving private practice in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry in Woodbury, Connecticut, specializing in autism spectrum disorders. I am on the clinical faculty of the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, and teach a seminar on psychopharmacology. I enjoy toiling in our renowned beautiful gardens at home. I sing in the Connecticut Choral Society and performed in Carnegie Hall last year.” Pamela French Summers and Rodger Summers ’72 celebrated 42 years of marriage this year. “We now live in Massachusetts and have one grandson. It’s nice to be in New England again after all these years.” John Mele wrote to deliver sad news of the death of one of our classmates, Al Luther, who passed away in February from complications of a stroke. “Al was a devoted caregiver to both his parents for many years,” John said. “One of the highlights of each summer for Al was our annual clambake in New Hampshire at the cottage of Barry Lundquist, and his wife, Nancy. We have been having this reunion every summer for the last 30 years, and ‘Big Al’ never missed one.” On a happier note, John also said he recently retired after 40 years in the building materials industry. He’s been volunteering on the Sugarbush Ski Patrol for the last 13 years “with a lot of other UVMers, some even older than me.” He said Tim Crowley and his family are also part-timers in the Mad River Valley. John and his wife, Pam, just celebrated 40 years of marriage by taking a cross country camping trip. They still live in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
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74 Paul Kenny is happy to be celebrating 40 years since graduating from UVM, and 40 great years living in Sun Valley, Idaho. “I’ve applied my economics degree and my skiing experiences in Vermont in every one of my 40 years here. Thanks UVM for the very good foundation you gave me.” Mark Biedron was recently elected as president of the New Jersey State Board of Education. Chuck Smith writes, “I am free at last, free at last, shout out to the whole world: free at last!” Marilyn Martin Siple and Sam are proud grandparents of three-year-old Madison and care for her four evenings a week while her parents are working. We are expecting our second grandchild, Miles, sometime in July! Steve Rice and his wife, Anna, recently sold their home of over 30 years in East Nassau, New York, to downsize into a third floor apartment in Brunswick, New York. “We can see from our balcony the deer feed in the meadow, and the geese usually take a daily walk, stopping traffic,” Steve writes. Semi-retired, Steve is doing fundraising with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Anna retired in late July from the state of New York after a 35-year career. “We are hoping to relocate at least part of the year to Costa Rica,” he notes. Steve and Anna are proud grandparents of two boys, ages two and newborn. He would welcome hearing from old classmates at his email address: Deborah Jeanne Greene taught for a total of 40 years, 30 with the Board of Education: K-6 in New York City; four years at the Academy of St. Peter Claver, K-8; and six years at the Laurelton Performing Arts Center, K-8. She received a master’s from Adelphi University in special education and completed certificate programs from Columbia University, Mahoney Business School Certificate, and New York City Teacher Consortium Center. She was voted Special Educator of the Year and is now retired as of June 2014.
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75 40th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email John Krowka is working in Washington, D.C. as a senior microbiologist for the Personal Care Products Council, studying jazz guitar, and nurturing his recently-planted chestnut orchard in Boonsboro, Maryland. Judy Bernek Vinson writes, “We have been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren so far. Three born in the last year! This gets us back to Stowe, Vermont, and Kittery Point, Maine, for visits. Curt and I are now splitting our time between Florida and Montana with a new home at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky. We are living the healthy life with skiing, golfing, hiking, fly fishing, and mountain biking at our doorstep. Montana is Vermont on steroids! Craig Purinton is now national director of individual giving at Amnesty International USA. Glory Lanphear Douglass Reinstein has one year left to teach which will be her 38th year of teaching. She presently teaches music at Essex High School. On the side, she has founded Bluebird Promotions (of Vermont) which promotes the music of Vermont-based independent singer/songwriters to TV and film. She plans to make that business a full-time occupation upon teacher retirement. Barbara Schenk Ferguson shares, “It’s been a long time since I was at UVM, and the first time I have sent in an update. I started out in Brockton, Massachusetts, in a nutrition education program, was a home economist for Kraft in Chicago, a worker in a florist/nursery, a mother to three sons (guess I still am, but they are grown and out of the house), a library aid in a primary school, and now a human resources specialist at New Trier High School in the northern suburbs of Chicago. For a while I worked in the College/ Career Center at New Trier and encouraged many kids to choose UVM as their post-high school destination. I just became a grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter, and downsized to a smaller house. Another new chapter.” Andrew Gary Reid writes that he self-published his first book, Serena’s Wish, a story of hope and possibility, on Bruce MacLeod Muir is entering his 25th year of marriage. “I have two girls, both at the University of New England completing their degrees in nursing and pharmacy. North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont, has been my employer for 20 years. This year I was the recipient of the Community Nursing Excellence Award. My degrees, both in zoology and nursing, from UVM have given me a very rewarding and exciting career.”
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76 Richard “Richie” Alan Sobel shares that he, Michael Fitzmaurice, and Greg Vautour celebrated their 31st year of skiing together at Mammoth Mountain in California this year. After 31 years living in San Diego, Richie now resides in Carlsbad, California, and continues as a psychologist in private practice. Daughter Victoria Sobel ’17, just finished freshman year at UVM, and loves it. “We’re still skiing Mad River Glen,” he writes. In May, Matthew Mehr was ranked in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. He was recognized for Real Estate Law. Michael Diederich writes, “Still practicing law in New York. Retired from Army Reserve JAG Corp last year, with tours in Iraq (2004-05) and Afghanistan (2012).” Peter Stephens reports, “After 30 years of steel industry jobs and living in the industrial cities of the Midwest, my wife and I opted for a major life style change and purchased a rustic cabin resort in Northern Michigan on a beautiful lake in the middle of the Huron National Forest. If any UVM alumni are looking for a little slice of Vermont in the Midwest, be sure to get in touch!” Shelley Bouchard Richardson says, “After 33 years at Champlain College, I semi-retired from my position as vice president for advancement this June! Wonderful feeling, fabulous career, they gave me a beautiful retirement party and I was truly humbled and honored. An extra special time as my mother Betty Kerin Bouchard ’51 and my two daughters and several sisters were also there, and my oldest daughter Corey Ann Richardson surprised me by speaking...and had the crowd rolling in the aisles with laughter and tears. I will go back in the fall and work part-time for a little while to help with the transition to new leadership at the college.” Jean Graham Hight writes, “Hi to all at UVM. Steve Hight and I met in college and married a year after graduation. UVM led us to our current careers, me as a nurse educator with Plymouth Public schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Stephen as a project manager for IBM.” Ruth Feldman tells us, “This past June 2014, the New Haven Public Schools awarded Ruth one of its first Community T.A.P.S. awards, acknowledging her contributions and commitment to the district’s youth and programs through her work connecting students and teachers to the theatre.” Molly Stranahan shares, “In 2011 I moved with my husband, Tom Curtin, to live at Miraval Spa and Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Miraval focuses on mindfulness and life in balance. I often teach a class called the Path to Peace About Money, which brings together my economics major with my later doctorate in psychology (Rutgers University). I am having fun teaching people how to be happier through The Path to Happiness ( which I founded in 2002. Please let me know if you will be at Miraval, I’d love to connect with any UVM alumni!” Gail Meehan is the founder and principal of AgeWise Advisors, LLC. She works nationally with families, individuals and businesses on issues related to aging. Gail divides her time between New York City and Colorado where she lives with her partner, Fritz Augustin, forestry engineer, mountaineer, and former international motorcycle racer and their two dogs! She sends her best to the great and aging class of ’76! Rock on!” Great to hear from Betsy Fay who is getting ready to celebrate 33 years of marriage to Norm. They moved two years ago to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where Betsy works as a registered nurse in labor and delivery. Norm is retired but busy playing golf and running their three oceanfront condo rentals. Children, Katie and Ben, are both working in California. Betsy would love to know if anyone knows how to get a hold of Martha Glick Evancich. She lost contact with her and would love to find out how she is. Also, Betsy asks if anyone has heard from Pete “Yogi” Schiller ’77. Joel Feldman has turned the tragic death of his daughter, Casey, who was fatally struck and killed in a crosswalk by a distracted driver in July 2009, into a national campaign working with lawyers across the country to establish distracted driving educational initiatives for high school students. Joel launched the Vermont campaign in October 2013 and spoke with students at Essex High School. Mary Blankenhorn Losure writes that her newest book, a middle-grade fantasy called Backwards Moon, will be out this fall from Holiday House. (Mary imagines her botany professors would be surprised to see the turn her career has taken.) She has two other books for children out, both non-fiction: The Fairy Ring, Or Elsie And Frances Fool the World (Candlewick, 2012) and Wild Boy: The Real Life Of The Savage Of Averyon (Candlewick, 2013). Mary lives in Minnesota now, but misses Vermont!
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77 Sara Jane Von Trapp became the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens’ new executive director. Her extensive background in horticulture and fundraising position her perfectly to help the Bartlett fulfill its mission to educate the community about botanical environments and the importance of protecting them for future generations. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a 93-acre preserve in north Stamford offering outstanding educational opportunities for people of all ages including students attending Stamford Public Schools. Jane brings more than 20 years of horticultural experience to the Arboretum. After graduating with a degree in plant and soil science from UVM, von Trapp owned a landscaping and wholesale nursery business in northern Vermont as well as a retail garden center. She is a landscape designer and past president of both the Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturists and the New England Nursery Association. Von Trapp is the author of three how-to books on landscaping, Landscape Doctor (Chapters Publishing), Landscaping from the Ground Up (Taunton Press) and Landscape Makeover Book (Taunton Press). She is also the U.S. researcher and writer for DK Publishing’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and has contributed to several magazines and books, including Martha Stewart Living, This Old House Magazine, and IDG’s Landscaping for Dummies. Von Trapp has spent the last dozen years working as a fundraiser and communications specialist at independent schools in Connecticut and New York and as development director at Western Connecticut State University. She is a graduate of the Leadership Danbury program and serves on the Board of Directors of the Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association in Salisbury, Vermont. Von Trapp makes her home in Redding, Connecticut, with her husband, Thomas Goelz. Allie Stickney is officially retired. “No, it’s not early retirement. I am one of the ‘old’ members of the Class of ’77, having returned to college as a single mom and graduating from UVM at the ripe old age of 32. I retired from my job as president/CEO of Wake Robin Life Care Community in Shelburne, Vermont, and enjoyed the summer in Vermont as a retired person. It was delightful!” Wendy Pearce Nelson shares, “Colorado Springs has been home for the past 30+ years, and my photography studio just celebrated its 25th year in business. Whew! My entire career has been spent making clients look their best. We recently won the CS Business Journal 2014 Best in Business award, so we must be doing something right! My only son, Patrick, is graduated now, living on his own and gainfully employed. I visit the Boston area once a year to visit friends and family, and still have wonderful memories of my time at UVM! Fellow alumni friends, please look me up!” Donna French Dunn just completed the Coast to Coast walk across England. Upon her return she joined Tecker International, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and organizational assessment for non-profit organizations. Tom Joslin writes, “I have some milestone news to report. I am preparing to retire from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation after 31 years as an environmental engineer and have incorporated Prospect Environmental Services PLLC, to do marketing and applied research. This past spring I did a community service project in Anju Dahiya’s bioenergy course at UVM, which I highly recommend. Our son, Ben Joslin ’13, graduated from UVM last year, with a degree in civil engineering, and has enrolled in the NYU Polytech graduate program in transportation planning.” Kurt Haigis shares that every year, Paul Low Jr. ’55, hosts Paul Low III ’80, Kurt Haigis, Don Hunt ’76, and Andy Hunt, Don’s brother and son of Pat Hunt ’49 and Paul Hunt ’49 on the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama.
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78 Stephen Seitz has just published his second Vermont-based mystery novel, Terror Strikes Downtown, about the repercussions from a series of explosions in the fictional Vermont town of Valentine. The book is available online in print and e-book formats. Seitz also hosts the cable access program, “Book Talk.” Miriam Bolwell Foerster retired to Tennessee in 2002. “I am now 84 and still painting also teaching in my studio when time allows. I graduated from UVM with youngsters. I do miss Vermont and read the alumni news.” Judy Ketcham Knaub writes “Lisa Fernandez ’79, Janet Terp ’79 and I met at the beach in Ocean Park, Maine. We shared many laughs while remembering our college days and how females were treated pre-Title 9. I also got to see Linda Johnson Norris ’81 who was celebrating the 4th of July with family in Ogunquit, Maine. Judy’s new endeavor is assisting senior citizens with using technology and teaching classes on various applications. So I am recruiting my UVM classmates, except we are not senior citizens yet...right?”
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79 Mary Pat Crowley Hank graduated from UVM School of Nursing in 1979 and has worked in various nursing jobs. “I have been studying energy medicine through Healing Touch Program and am now a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner.” Ron Krupp G’79 writes “I would like to present my new Vermont garden book, The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening. Just like my first book, it is rooted in organic methods. The book begins with My Garden Journal from 2012 and 2013, a recounting of two dynamic years in my gardens at home and the Tommy Thompson Community Garden in the Intervale in Burlington, Vermont. A jester called the “Chuckster” follows me around making fun of my gardening adventures and asking questions that allow me to offer helpful insights. The main part of the book travels into the world of vegetables, berries, and fruits. It includes stories, history, observations and information from the “Garden Patch.” There are many sketches and black and white photos, but this time, I’ve added colored paintings and photos in the new book. And a good gardening to you.” John Parke and Jim Nolan were seen, on the down-low in Denver. A copy of the then-and-now photos are posted on the Alumni Association website gallery for your viewing pleasure. Another great summer Pi Phi weekend reunion was hosted by MaryKay McGuire Conte and her husband, Dr. Chuck Conte, in Manhasset, Long Island. Joining in the fun was Susan Thomas Englander and her husband, John; Eileen McCann and Peter McCann ’78; Anne Trask Forcier and Larry Forcier; and Beth Gamache. Dorothy “Dee” Olive wanted to write and give you an update. “I enjoyed last winter in my home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While the polar vortex has raged, south Florida enjoyed a particularly warm winter—no brag, just fact! A group of us took a cruise to Alaska last July for a grander version of our annual ‘girls’ weekend’. On the cruise were Shari Klein Sanderford, Hilary Fisher Jaques, Gail Leach Ansheles ’78, Diane Kupcewicz Krupka ’78, Jane Dubarry, and Gloria D’Alessandro ’80 arriving from Houston, Oakland, Madison, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Boston respectively. Between whale watching and glacier hiking, and lots of food and wine, we had a great time catching up! It’s unbelievable that we are approaching our 35th UVM reunion! We cherish these lifelong friendships that started freshman year at ‘Groovy UV.’”
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80 35th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Richard Marriott in 2010-2011 was the vice president and newsletter editor of Albany Society of Engineers and president in 2011-2012. Mario A. Iglesias has been named a Legal Elite attorney from Fort Lauderdale for Real Estate. The Elite attorneys represent fewer than two percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Heidi Lawrence Winslow writes, “After living in Aspen and Telluride Colorado for 28 years, my family recently moved to Manchester, Massachusetts. Being a mother of two wonderful daughters, running a small private training business and being the CCO of keeps me feeling grateful and happy.” Betsy Neustein Ross is running the Weekend Retreat for Professional Women, October 24-26, at the Norwich Inn & Spa. This unique retreat provides busy, successful professional women an opportunity to rest and reignite, learn new skills and new ideas, and make new personal and business connections over the course of one weekend. Betsy has previously run two weekend retreats that were well attended and very well reviewed. Participants come from all over New England and New York, but if you are a UVM alum, you will receive a special gift at check in! For more info, go to: Chris Crowley graduated from the Environmental Studies Program with a focus on landscape architecture, Chris celebrated his 30th anniversary in June with New York City Parks, where he has designed over 120 sites of which 40 have been built. David L Schneider is currently in Hong Kong working with a start-up company patented system that will eliminate medical billing fraud in the U.S. and abroad and also will prevent patient misidentifications. I am looking for projects to assist third world countries in the development of sound clinical practice in the field of cancer treatment. Miss UVM and the Vermont community!” Ned Golterman and Nora Ryan are soon to be empty nesters after 26 years of raising three kids! “We got together with Quila Burr on Cape Cod earlier this summer which was lots of fun. We would love to get together with any UVMers who find themselves in St Louis!”
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81 Tim Anderson writes, “After coaching high school lacrosse for a couple of years in Newport Beach, California, I recently started a new venture with Guckenheimer in San Francisco creating strategic alliances within the health and wellness area with an emphasis on nutrition and the corporate cafe. I continue to live in Orange County, married to Nickie with three kids. The oldest will be starting her pediatric residency in Denver in June. The next is in the gaming industry in California, and the youngest is a business major in college. Life is good in Southern California, especially the weather!” James B. Anderson received the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in May. This award commends alumni who have achieved excellence in their professional fields, demonstrated significant leadership, followed the land-grant ethic, and contributed to their community, state and nation. Donna Helene DiCello shares that after leaving academia last year as an administrator and faculty member at the University of Hartford’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, she has entered private practice full-time with offices in New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. She is also assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, department of psychiatry, and is enjoying supervising interns in the behavioral medicine program this year. Along with her co-author Lorraine Mangione, Ph.D., she will be releasing a book titled Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America this fall.
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82Maeve Huntley Kim has been a writer since junior high. She writes, “I’ve had short stories and articles published, but I also have a fat folder of rejection slips. This spring I checked off a major item on my ‘bucket list’ by publishing one of my novels. There’s Nothing 86 Tonight is available at and at several independent bookstores in Chittenden County.” Physical therapist and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member Beth Moody Jones, received APTA’s Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. Beth is an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Division of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. She is also an associate professor in the University’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. Jones was honored by the University of New Mexico with the Apple for the Teacher Award for Teaching Excellence, Apple for the Teacher Award for Overall Excellence in Curricular Leadership, and “HIPPO” Award for excellence in teaching anatomy. Mitch Danaher, deputy controller of General Electric Company, will serve as national board chair. He has worked at GE since 1982, when he served as a recruit in their Financial Management Program. Danaher has served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Accounting Standards Committee, as well as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force. Randy Ross tells us, “My one-man show, ‘The Chronic Single’s Handbook,’ was featured at fringe theater festivals in Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Florida; and Edinburgh Scotland. Info on the show: Marianne S. Folsom Marsha is excited to announce that the Civil War era diary, written by Mary Stearns Cushing (age nine to age fifteen), from 1861 to 1866, which forms the heart of a book on which Marianne collaborated with two other Charlestown Historical Society members, was published last fall. Entitled The Judge’s Daughter, all proceeds from its sale benefit the historical society. Katy Lise Abrams is an orthopedic PACU Nurse, RN, living in Flagstaff, Arizona. I have two boys, ages 15 and 18, who share my love of adventure in Northern Arizona. Lee Kleiman reports, “I recently biked along the Austrian Danube with my wife, Laura, and three daughters: Hannah, 22; Sasha, 20; and Ellie, 15. I spend my time as a facial plastic surgeon and also enjoy playing as a drummer in two bands. Nan “Barbara” Merriam Thompson completed a master’s in education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She studied neuroscience and education while enrolled in the Mind, Brain and Education program. She continues to live in Framingham, Massachusetts, and is hoping to integrate her new ideas into the field of education through her teaching job or through a new leadership role. Pamela Smith is celebrating the release of her book: Global Trade Policy: Questions and Answers.
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83 Lucinda “Ceci” Prior Desautels shares, “My biggest news is that our oldest child, Dana Desautels ’14 just graduated from UVM with a degree in computer science! We are very proud of him. Our other son, Raphael Deasutels ’17 will be a sophomore majoring in biology at UVM in the fall. We are proud of him as well! I haven’t kept in touch with my UVM classmates but did see Jamie Laughlin (who was in mechanical engineering with me at UVM) at our 35th high school reunion this year! Health and happiness.” Louise H. Calderwood received the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in May. This award commends alumni who have achieved excellence in their professional fields, demonstrated significant leadership, followed the land-grant ethic, and contributed to their community, state, and nation.
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84 We’re sad to report that William “Bill” Simendinger passed away unexpectedly on July 14. Christine Moriarty, certified financial planner and president of MoneyPeace, Inc. celebrates twenty years helping people solve financial problems, understand financial wellness options, and plan for a secure financial future. “I am so grateful to my original clients, my workshop participants, my speaking audiences and all the people who helped me see what is truly possible.” Ms. Moriarty received the Outstanding Senior Woman award at UVM and graduated with distinction from Babson College with a master’s in business administration in entrepreneurship. In addition, she has consulted a variety of organizations from the New England Life Insurance Company and SunLife of Canada, to Outward Bound, and the Massachusetts Special Commission on Financial Services. She has extensive public speaking experience including regional financial planning conferences, weekend retreat centers, on-site employee groups, and national trade conferences. Christine lives on the edge of the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont with her husband, fulfilling her dreams and supporting others to do the same. Susan Podell Mason says, “Hello to the physical therapy program class of 1984! I am fortunate to see some of my classmates from time to time in my work as the clinical consultant for the Department of Vermont Health Access. I enjoy the job, especially getting out to spend time with therapists in the field. My daughter is a recent graduate of Castleton and has joined the workforce as a development coordinator, and my son, Seth Mason ’17 is at UVM, a philosopher! Best wishes to all.” Meg Keeshan McGovern posted a photo of the Keeshan family reunion on the Alumni Association photo gallery at It highlights alums and incoming freshmen: William Keeshan ’56, Meg Keeshan McGovern ’84, Deb Keeshan Peirce ’81, Kim Keeshan Moran ’85, Sandra Concannon Keeshan ’61. In the back row are Chris Moran ’83, Peter McGovern ’18, Isaac Moran ’18, O’Neill Keeshan ’60.
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8530th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Kevin Drew shares that his daughter, Leslie, is part of UVM’s incoming Class of 2018 and will enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences. Heather Smith Kreitler tells us, “This summer I am living with all four kids at home probably for the last time as Jack just graduated from Colorado College and is now employed in New York City and will be permanently moving out soon. Henry will be a sophomore at Tulane, Charlotte a senior in high school, and Annabelle a first-year middle schooler! My husband John (Princeton ‘85) continues to work in finances from home and we are both very involved in local charities. I use both of my degrees (UVM bachelor’s in education and Columbia master’s in social work) in my philanthropic work helping families from lower income areas in schools and hospitals in nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fonda Ambrose Hereford and Page Hereford ’84 are celebrating their 26th year of wedded bliss and first year of empty nest hood. “Sally, Tom-o, and Emily have all for the most part, flown away. We have traveled a lot and continue to enjoy our place in Maine in the summer and skiing as much as possible in the winter. Please visit us in St. Louis any time!” Cathy Irish Tremblay writes, “I joined the Alumni Association as a lifetime member along with my daughter Erica Tremblay ’15, and we are enjoying the many benefits that are included with membership!” Rick Phillips says, please join fellow classmates and make a donation to the Billings Renovation Fund. The goal is to raise enough money for naming rights on behalf of the Class of 1985. Visit the Facebook page “University of Vermont Class of 1985” for details. It’s almost 30 years folks! Let’s get our class name on that UVM icon, Billings!”
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86Helen Raboin Condry graduated with a master’s in nursing education from the University of Central Florida in May. She states, “I have waited many years to get this degree but I finally achieved my dream. I am looking forward to teaching the next generation of nurses!” At its annual May convention, in Columbus, Ohio, the membership of the Ohio Association for Justice elected Paul Grieco to be vice president of the organization. Grieco is a member of the organization’s Executive Committee, and has served in the past as treasurer and secretary. He is a partner with the Landskroner Grieco Merriman law firm based in Cleveland. He has also been a member of OAJ’s board of trustees since 2007, a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Justinian Forum, and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. Maria Swanson writes, “Our youngest began college this year, so I’m taking advantage of the empty nest by indulging in lots of traveling: Barcelona, Florida, Arizona, and many days at Holiday Valley, New York, for skiing. It’s no Mad River Glen, but loads of fun. I’m still working with developmentally delayed pre-school students two to three days each week and also enjoy volunteering at our local library and refereeing our community youth soccer games. In addition to running his own remodeling firm, Michael Patterson currently serves on the board of directors for the Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and is also active in educational activities for the organization, having taught various certification courses over the last several years. He had an article on project scheduling published in the December 2013 issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine. He wonders how the hell he is turning 50 this year, but lives happily nonetheless, with his wife and three daughters, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Susan Johns Lackey is proud to have served as the president and executive director for the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, Inc., a state preliminary for the Miss America Organization, for the past five years and looks forward to this coming year. “It is a wonderful 501(c)3 to get involved with if you believe in developing women leaders. Why not give me a call and ask how you can help the next development class? Vermont has a first in the nation program for teaching life skills that also prepares young women to compete for academic scholarships. We can use your contributions!” Barb Dean Carskaddan passed way unexpectedly on Saturday, June 7. Barb graduated from the HESA program and is survived by her husband Gary Carskaddan G’87, son Adam, and daughter, Paige.
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87Julie Sussman Izsak shares “I got married in 2000 to Len Izsak, who I met on a hiking trip in Austria. We have lived in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 2006, where we are raising our two boys who are 9 and 11 years old. I work as a registered dietitian in private practice.” Brenda Bouchard Singal has been practicing pediatrics at York Pediatric Medicine for the past 20 years and enjoy my adventures with it. This year my youngest son is starting his college search. I had the pleasure of going with him to check out UVM. He was impressed with the campus, the people, and learning about the Honors College as well. It was great being back on campus and remembering the good times at UVM.” Dara Levine Hillis writes, “I exhibited my photography at the Harlem Arts Fair at Marcus Garvey Park in New York City on June 28-29. Kim Kontrick-Anderson and Jeanette Beer-Becker came into the city to support me. We had a great time recapping McAuley years. Nancy Hacohen-Slavkin circulated an article to Carolyn Beatty-Murphy, Jeanette Beer-Becker, and Petra Gersterber-Rowland that Peoples Express Airlines was coming back! Petra Gerstberger-Rowland worked there in the early years! She still has her badge and wants to be called back! The launch of the airline brings back great memories for all of us. For now, PE flies only between select cities and Newport News, Virginia. but it is cheap! I am letting others know...Sara Prineas-Wurzer (who by the way has five children!!), Eileen LaRochell-Ramer and Beth Phillips-Whitehair. July 22 was Kees Goudsmit’s birthday. He would have turned 50 years old! Happy Birthday, Kees! Lesley McBride (his wife) and their daughters Cy Goudsmit, 13, and Anneke Goudsmit, 8 in August, are doing great and he would be very proud of both of them! That is all for now. Have a great fall all! Love, Dara Levine-Hillis, one of the original McAuley Girls.”
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88 Wendy Webster Farrell says that after two years as a designer for the STRUT fashion show, she will be coordinating the show as part of Burlington, Vermont’s SEABA Art Hop in September. Kimberly Wilson Murchie says “Hello to former class mates from the nursing program and to my friends with whom I have lost touch. I have been busy since graduation with my career and raising a family. I have been a practicing family nurse practitioner for 20 years and this May completed a post-master’s in an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program. I have been working for 15 years in a local emergency room. I do get up to Burlington more these past two years as my daughter is going to be a junior at St. Mikes! Will be showing off UVM to our older son this summer on a college tour road trip. I have not yet ‘found’ social media but do use email and I would love to hear from folks! My email is” Two years after the creation of the NMC Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Management Service, William Alan Roberts is shifting his schedule and running for state senate! “I hope to recruit and continue working on this project and if I don’t get elected will consider it the beginning of retirement planning. Will is a junior at Geneseo, Clayton is a sophomore at Saint Andrews in Scotland and Leslie is a frosh at UMass, Amherst. Amy is back in practice part time and we are back in Fairfield at the farm.” Carroll E. Neville is group manager—national accounts for Norfolk Southern (NS) Corp. He leads NS’s Domestic Intermodal Marketing Team responsible for sales/marketing coverage of NS’s intermodal retail and manufacturing customer base. He joined the company in August of 2008 as a market manager in the International Marketing Group and has held his current position since September of 2013. He has 24 years of experience in the domestic and international transportation industry. Prior to joining NS he worked for Maersk Line for 18 years, holding sales management positions in locations throughout the U.S., Hong Kong and Denmark. He has attended the executive course at the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, England. He is also a member of the executive committee for the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA). Carroll and his wife, Amy, reside in Norfolk, Virginia, and have two children.
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89 Ray Quesnel and Wendy Tayler Quesnel celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently with a renewal of vows ceremony on Menauhant Beach in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Among family members in attendance were John Quesnel ’64 and AnnMarie Quesnel Swenson ’87. “It’s hard to believe it’s been so long since we first met, freshman year in our “shoe boxes,” Chittenden and Buckham Halls.” Gina DeVivo Swain writes, “Rob and I are celebrating our 14th year for our business in the British Virgin Islands, Swain Sailing School and Charters. This is our sixth season for our Newport, Rhode Island branch. Our oldest son will be a freshman at High Point University in August. Our younger son starts high school this year in Rhode Island. I was thrilled to tour UVM with my son last winter. I hadn’t been back in two decades. The renovations and additions are really impressive.” Betsey Green Dempsey, Don Dempsey and their two kids had a wonderful visit with their good friends, Rachel Murray Vanasse ‘90, her husband, Jay Vanasse, and their four terrific kids! Everyone is doing well and they wish they could get together more often to reminisce! Maureen Gonsalves shares, “I had a great trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, with many of my UVM friends this spring. It was great, as always, to spend four kid-free days with Kate Fallon Croteau, Kate Barker Swindell, Susan Mooney Noonan, Emily Katz Moskowitz, Kim Slomin McGarvey, Diane Peligal O’Halloran, Robyn Fried Boyd and Stefanie Conroy Wallach. It’s like we never left Coolidge 3rd.” I was able to see Christine Striano Arella both in New York and Boston this summer. Christine lives in Manhassett, New York, with her husband and three kids. Kyle McDonough and his wife Jill McDonough ’88 live in Manchester, New Hampshire, with their two kids. Kyle is hoping to make it to Vermont in October for our Reunion and would love to see his old teammates and friends. Tommy O’Hara writes that his oldest son will be attending UVM in the fall, so our Reunion weekend will also be parents’ weekend for him. Scott Green wrote to say that he won’t be able to make it to Reunion, but it sounds like he has plenty of excitement in his life. He has three kids and a great wife and is a school teacher in Westhampton, Massachusetts, and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. He participates in triathlons and traveled to London last year as a member of Team USA and competed in the World Triathlon Championships. He headed to Milwaukee in August 2014 to attempt to qualify for the World Championships in Chicago in 2015.
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90 25th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Lana Levine Joslin, her husband, Chris, and their two children, Bella and Harris, are heading to Israel for two weeks in August for Harris’s bar mitzvah. Bonnie Borton Paz writes, “Our family moved to central Pennsylvania two years ago with a new job opportunity for my husband. I will be starting a new job teaching French at Messiah College this fall.” Meg Laferriere Horrocks shares, “I live in Vermont with my husband and two children (Lucienne, age 11, and Bridgette age 6). I’ve spent most of my post-UVM years working in athletics from the grass-roots level to World Cup events, as well as the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. These work adventures took me from living in Colorado and Utah, back to Vermont. Along the way I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting up with and meeting new alumni from UVM. I currently work in alpine ski racing at a local ski club, and enjoy watching my girls participate in the sport too. Sadly I also share the heartbreaking information on the passing of our dear friend Jennifer Reynolds McKillop ’90, who lost her battle to breast cancer last October. She was living in Placerville, Colorado, near Telluride, and had spent all her post-UVM years in the Telluride area. She was surrounded by an incredibly supportive community. She loved the outdoors and shared that passion with her friends and family, passing that love on to her two children. Many wonderful memories were shared at her memorial, including some from UVM, as well as numerous other adventures she had taken before leaving us all too soon. She is survived by her husband John; son Sean, 7; daughter Caitlin, 6; mother, Margaret; and sister, Kate, and her family; she was pre-deceased by her father, Tom.”
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91Laurie Way moved to Boston several months ago (after 14 years in New York City) and is currently working in stewardship and donor relations at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which she loves. She and her boyfriend, Paul, are enjoying summer daytrips, and she is also taking oil painting classes and pursuing her ballroom dance hobby. She enjoys attending UVM events in the Boston area, and looks forward to seeing many of you there in the future! Greg Doubek sends a shout out to all the Patterson Hall and 99 Loomis gang. “After 23 years in the Army, I was recently promoted to Colonel and have started an assignment with the Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. If you are traveling through the Baltimore or Washington, D.C. area, please drop by for a beer or three!”
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92 Teresa Gnassi Cuesta shared that her dear friend Kent Batchelder passed away June 11, 2014. Dannette “Dani” Allen Bronaugh writes, “After living in the Northern Virginia area for 17 years, working, raising kids (Taylor Jeanne, 16 and Bobby, 14) and going back to school, I am now living with my family in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I completed my doctorate in special education from George Mason University in May of 2013 and am currently an assistant professor and the graduate program director in Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities Department at James Madison University.” Anne Phyfe Snedeker Palmer is now approaching her eighteenth anniversary as owner of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, Washington. She has also returned to writing, putting her UVM English degree to work. Her piece “Dashed,” about the loss of a pregnancy at twenty weeks, was recently published in the anthology Three Minus One: Stories of Parents’ Love and Loss. Anne is in the final stages of the first draft of her memoir about yoga and ambition, and how loss aligned the two. Wayne Chadbourne wrote in about a week-long Southern-Vermont summertime get-together that included Angie and Ken Sturm ’92, Kelly and Wayne Chadbourne ’92, Arnie Juanillo ’92, Renee and Chris Jones ’92, Melanie Edwards Furr ’93 and Mark Furr ’92, Mandie and Mags Davis-Ford ’94, and their children; nine in total! The week was filled with lots of hiking, swimming, relaxing, World Cup viewing, game playing and reliving great memories of the old UVM days, including Ken Sturm’s legendary photo slide shows.
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93 Will Kohler shares, “My 14-year-old son attended a three-week film program in Burlington this July so I spent two weekends at the Hotel Vermont. Great new hotel! Nice to be back in Burlington!” Allison Blew Gurley was promoted to partner in the Insurance Defense Practice at Weston Patrick, P.A.
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94Alison Croke married Matthew Roach on September 7, 2013 in Newport, Rhode Island. The couple reside in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Greg Ehle is married with one and four-year-old boys. “Meghan, my wife, and I live in Colchester and I have been working in cardiology for 11 years now at the University of Vermont medical center. I see Tom Baggott, Stacey Steinmetz, and Ken Sturm on a regular basis.” Stephanie Sadwin Masiello writes that she, Meg Eby Boothby, Linda Heidbrink Klieman, and Patty Levy Glick are looking forward to reconnecting at Reunion 2014! CJ Gauss says, “Hello from Boulder, Colorado where I have lived the last 20 years, with my wife, Melanie, and our two little boys, Chance and Mason. I am a resident director with Merrill Lynch and feel lucky to live here every day.” Mary Martialay and her husband, Andrew Casabonne, welcomed the arrival of a new addition to the Class of 2036. Ruth Isabel Florence Casabonne was born on July 7. Allison Stollmeyer Gorelick and her husband, Jeff, moved to Paris this past summer. They have left their real estate investment business in Reno, Nevada, in the hands of their very capable employees and set off for a year (or two) abroad with their two boys, Lucas, 9, and Eli, 6. While their boys will be getting some great schooling in French-immersion schools, Jeff and Allison are looking forward to many great meals together, taking some language and architecture classes, and working hard to slow down and enjoy life!
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95 20th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
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96 Elizabeth Sondheim Levesque writes, “I want to give a shout-out to my buddies Robin Keary Duggan, Jaap Feenstra, Charlie Wallace, Lisa Caunt, Jonathan Snyder, Alice Peterson, and Jenny Smith. It’s been over 20 years since we met and I miss that time very much. Wishing you all my best from Freeport, Maine. Come visit! Summer in Maine can’t be beat.” Deborah Savino Gregory writes, “My husband, Dave, and I welcomed our third son, Zachary Tyler, who was born on April 21, 2014, with a smile.”
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97Judith Kline attended the wedding of Jeff Walsh ’96 in Dorset, Vermont, July 26, with Ryan Weiderkehr, Guerric DeColigny, Dan Selicaro, Spencer Dubuque, Damon Gurnsey, Charlie Elkins, Jay Seideman, and Sara Hutchinson. Charity Clark shares, “My husband, Rob Lietar, and I welcomed our daughter, Charlotte Draper Clark-Lietar, on May 5, 2014. Charlotte was born at Fletcher Allen Health Care. It was a comfort to look out at the UVM campus while I was in labor and to bump into some old college friends among the hospital staff!” Sarah Eley got engaged to Brad Libbrecht in April and they married in Vermont this September. Sarah owns her own personal training business where they both live in Boulder, Colorado.
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98 Since receiving a master’s in interdisciplinary studies in 1998, Islene Runningdeer says, “I have been focusing my studies on music as medicine. I’ve provided music therapy for palliative and hospice patients and families throughout central Vermont. I’m happy to share that my book, Musical Encounters with Dying: Stories and Lessons, was recently published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London and Philadelphia. Readers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and UK are finding it a useful guide in working with the dying. My continuing thanks go to Professor Robert Nash for supporting the educational foundation of this rich work!” Brian Sommer is a member of the Pittsburgh law firm Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law & Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Groups. Brian was named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list of the top up-and-coming attorneys for 2014. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, particularly securities litigation, intellectual property disputes, Marcellus Shale litigation and shareholder rights. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and resides in Squirrel Hill. Jennifer Vellano and her husband, James, just celebrated their daughter, Emilia Charlie’s, first birthday; older brother, Lucca, celebrated as well! They reside in Bedford, New York and own their own company, Maison Prive Chefs. Check them out at
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99Hello UVMers! Elinor Payeur Kostanski got married on September 5, 2013 in her hometown of York, Maine, to Erik Kostanski (not a UVM grad, unfortunately). They had a beautiful day to celebrate! Other UVM grads (and dear friends) in attendance were: maid of honor, Erin McKie Drew, Robert Pontbriand, Brande Jeffs, Jennifer Wolff Turner, Magen Maxner Schaiberger, and Meghan Curci Palmer. Chris Frier and his lovely bride, Sara, hopped the pond and moved to London with their adorable little man, Colby. Best of luck to you! Kristen Donnino shares that she and her husband, Rob, welcomed a daughter, Lily Isla, to the world on January 19! I’m sure there will be lots more exciting updates next time around, please send them in!
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00 15th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Katherine “Kate” Kelly passed away April 3, 2014. Lara Cushing Robtoy shares, “I have been a registered nurse at Fletcher Allen Health Care and Northwest Medical Center for the past 14 years. My husband, Jason Robtoy, and I were happily married on August 10, 2002. We have four children Nat, 10; Lilly, 8; Lisey, 5; and Colleen, 3. I am very excited to further my education and will start program studies for my family nurse practitioner in the fall. Courtney Daly McGuire writes, a mini UVM reunion took place in beautiful Biddeford, Maine in July 2014. Enjoying the beach views and sunshine were Jody Matthews ‘99, Meagan McKiernan Barry, Jen Laberge, Rebecca Stoops Reed, Pat Reed ‘99, Courtney McGuire and husband, Ryan McGuire. Good times were had by all! Rayna Freedman writes, “I was accepted into Northeastern University’s Doctor of Education, Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership concentration. I also recently attended an Alpha Delta Pi Gamma Tau chapter reconnection event. Thanks to Carly Baker ’99 for organizing. It was well attended and we had a great time!”
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01Kelsey MacCabe Frost tells us, “My husband, Ryan, and I recently bought our first home in Brunswick, Maine, and are settling in to our new neighborhood. We are also expecting our second child, another girl, due in late December. Our first born, Stella, just turned two in May, and she is very excited to have a baby sister. Sarah Cloutier is engaged to John McCarthy of Alexandria, Virginia. A May 2015 Vermont wedding is planned.
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Erin Wilson

02 Tim Tourville shares that he graduated from UVM with a master’s degree in 2002 and doctorate in clinical and translational science in 2012 and is currently a research faculty member at UVM. He was recently named the recipient of a national doctoral dissertation award provided by the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation. Ben Battles and Krista Bera were married in 2012 in Fairlee, Vermont, and welcomed their son, Harlan, last December. After a decade or so working and playing in various parts of the country, Ben and Krista recently returned to the Green Mountains and settled in Waterbury, Vermont. Krista is a naturalist for the Stowe Land Trust, and Ben is an assistant attorney general for the State of Vermont. John Bainton writes, “I am currently living in Darien, Connecticut, with my wife and one-year-old son. We bought a house here in the fall of 2013 and renovated the property while filming a TV show for HGTV. I am a realtor and work for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. If you are in the Fairfield County area and need any assistance with real estate please look me up.”
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03 Jodie Macht recently married Daniel Ackerman in October near the eastern shore in Maryland. Jodie is currently in graduate school for the second time, working toward a degree in school counseling at George Washington University.
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Korinne Moore

04 Gabriel Rothblatt received the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 8th district, the Space Coast. James D. Henley received the 2014 New Achiever Alumni Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in May. This award celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years from the college and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and show potential for future accomplishments. Ryan Kuja recently completed a master’s in theology and culture from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Candace Attaway was accepted to Charleston School of Law and will be attending in the fall 2014. Chris Moultroup and Melissa Moultroup welcomed Belle Marie Moultroup into the world on June 6, 2014. Nancy Morin Sunderland’s small babywear business, Poe Wovens, celebrated its one year anniversary in July. Also, she has partnered with Eaton Hill Textile Works of Marshfield, Vermont, to offer a line of specialty hand-woven baby wraps. Laura Tilghman shares, “In May 2014 I received my doctorate in anthropology from the University of Georgia. My dissertation was based on over two years of research in Madagascar on the lives and economic strategies of rural-urban migrants. I am now working as a postdoctoral research associate for University of Georgia’s College of Public Health.” Hazen K. Baron married Lauren M. Davis at Evans Memorial Chapel in Denver, Colorado, on May 25, 2014. In attendance were fellow UVM alumni Christopher Lazzari, Benjamin Dzialo, Donnell Much ’03, Bradley Ross ’03 and his wife, Karen Ross ’02. Alan Rivoir and his wife, Katie, welcomed into the world their first daughter, Colette Monet Rivoir, on December 9, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. They recently relocated to Denver from New York City in early 2013, when Alan took a position as head trader at hedge fund RK Capital. Prior to moving to Denver, Alan worked as a trader at Brahman Capital for six years and his wife, Katie, worked as a buyer and merchandiser for the Calvin Klein brand at PVH Corp.
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05 10th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email B. Buchanan joins the Baker Donelson Firm as an associate in the business litigation group, where he focuses his practice on real estate, bankruptcy, and litigation. While attending the Florida State University College of Law, Russell served as a law clerk for John McCain’s presidential campaign, where he researched and wrote memoranda on various aspects of federal and Florida election and administrative law. Anne Scheideler Sweet is back in the northeast for a little while as her husband serves overseas. It has been a great excuse to volunteer with the admissions office and catch up with her favorite Catamount friends!
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06 We have had quite a bit of Catamount love this past year! Our congratulations are extended to Brent Wilson and Jenna Coffey, who were married in April 2014 on the island of Abaco, in the Bahamas. There were many Catamount alumni in attendance, including the bride’s sister, Regan Coffey Torney ’01 and her husband, Mike Torney ’01. Other UVM alumni included: Bill Wilson, Mike Maher, Matt Smith, Melissa Belcher ’08, Moira Griffin ’91, Robert Torney ’81, Sally Ressler Torney ’81, and Paul Obuchowski ’77. Brent and Jenna currently live in Colorado and are expecting their first baby in February 2015! Sara Schultz married Seth Peichert on June 14, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York, where they currently reside. Jamie McCune, Patrick Brown, Ryan Milliken, Kevin Bell, Louis Moran, Mark Bitter, Ben Alexander, Brendon Porter, Christina Grady Porter, Chris Sloane, Kesse Kooperman ’07, Fraser Seiftert ’07, Holly Seiftert ’05, Shara Rudman Kohart ’08, Nick Kohart, ’05 and Steve Murphy ’05 were among the UVM alumni in attendance. Our congratulations to Chris Sullivan and his wife, Rachel Reilly Sullivan, who are expecting their second child this fall. Christopher Scherbel was recently engaged to Katie Gryckiewicz. Meredith Costello and husband Ben recently welcomed their second daughter, Quinn. Syndey Chatkin Sifers and husband, Jaime Sifers, recently welcomed their second daughter, Leni. The Sifers recently returned to the United States where Jaime will play hockey with the Springfield Falcons after spending three seasons in Germany with Adler Mannheim. Sarah Hall Magoon ’06, G’07 married Kaleb Alan Magoon on June 14, 2014 at the Echo Lake Inn in Ludlow, Vermont. Bridesmaids included Linky le Roux Ohm, Kate Haggerty, and Molly Theodorakos Antos ’05. Amira Bakr sang an Avett Brother’s song during the ceremony. Also in attendance: Nickii Whitney Davignon, Jake Davignon, Andy Antos ’03, Jen LaRoe Diggans ’05, Courtney Breslin ’04, Ryan Allgrove’ 05, Betsy Harlow, Ben Visich, Andy McGovern’ 05, and father of the groom, Sam Magoon ’79. Sarah, a high school teacher, and Kaleb, a master electrician, currently reside in Denver. John Britten shared, “I am the digital director at Judicial Watch, a conservative non-profit in Washington, D.C. While traveling to New York for Phish recently, I enjoyed a meal at Dorrian’s Red Hand with fellow Sigma Phi brothers Jeremy Haft and V. Noah Campbell.”
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07 Petra Smejkal Winslow is a member of the board at Seeds of Joy Village, a Waldorf preschool and kindergarten program in the South Bay of Southern California. Carly Brown, a 2007 and 2013 graduate of the University of Vermont, was one of 32 exceptionally talented, early career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers to be awarded a 2014 KSTF Teaching Fellowship. KSTF seeks to improve STEM education by building a stable, sustainable cadre of networked leading teachers, who are trained and supported as leaders from the beginning of their careers. This fall, Carly will begin her first year of teaching at Craftsbury Academy. Alaina Dickason Roberts graduated from Columbia University this past May with her master’s in civil engineering. She is still working for Boeing just outside of Philadelphia and has recently taken a rotational position in business optimization. Her husband, Jonathan Roberts, also graduated in May with a BSN from Jefferson University. He is now a registered nurse in Pennsylvania. Alexis Penkoff and Clyde McGraw were married at Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in May. UVM alumni in attendance included Adrienne Borek, Peter Hein, Sean Layton, Kent Matthews, Clayton Phillips-Dorsett, Darryl Swarts, Daniel Zwirko, and aunt of the groom, Anne McGraw ’52. Alexis and Clyde live together in New York City.
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Elizabeth Bitterman

08 The New England Foundation for the Arts announced that Steven Fenton has joined the organization as executive assistant. Prior to joining NEFA, Steven served as communications coordinator at the Office of the Boards of Advisors for Tufts University, where he planned meeting logistics and support for ten volunteer boards across the university. Currently residing in Somerville, Massachusetts, Steven received a bachelor’s in art history. “Steven’s experience makes him a great fit for NEFA at this time,” said NEFA’s interim co-executive director Laura Paul. “We are thrilled to welcome him.” Jody Podell Damsky and Bill Damsky ’05, PhD ’11, MD ’13, celebrate their second wedding anniversary in November. The college sweethearts live in Hamden, Connecticut, where Jody works at the Association of Yale Alumni and Bill is a dermatology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Ryan Guthrie got married to the beautiful and talented Taylor Buonocore on August 31 on Keuka Lake, New York. He is happy to have completed a Half Ironman Triathlon in Lake George this year and is looking forward to competing in the Ironman Maryland in September. Ryan completed his sixth year with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and is now a member of the PBC Wealth Management Group in Florham Park, New Jersey. Lynn Baker and Benjamin Barone ’07 were married at Hawk Mountain Resort in Plymouth, Vermont on August 16 of this year. Many UVMers will be in attendance. Stay tuned for some photos of the awesome celebration! Sumana Serchan writes, “I recently graduated from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and am currently working with Urban Resources Initiative in New Haven. In August, I will start my work as a forester with New York City Parks Department.” Ashley Vaughan Rivers and her husband, Aaron, welcomed Eloise Beatrice Rivers on May 8, 2014. She joins big brother Bentley. Justin John Oakes currently works for Bloomberg LP based in Beijing, China. Please feel free to reach out to him at with any questions regarding living/working abroad in Asia, or general information about the financial services/commodities industries. On August 16, 2014, Brenna O’Donnell and Ricky Mahoney ’07 married on Cohasset Harbor in Massachusetts. The two have been together since their undergraduate days and celebrated in true UVM style! Several alumni were present including the bride’s sister and brother-in-law, Kelley and Dan Ruane ’01. Other UVM party guests: Missy Giordano, Jessica Stanley, Sarah Hoffman, Erica Schlank ’10, Rob Donohue, Nate Smith, Ryan Palumbo, Joe Heaslip, and Eric Lynch ’07. The couple will continue living in Boston, where Brenna is a teacher and Ricky is a copy writer.
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Emma Grady

09 Stuart Flanagan says, “My partners and I at Newport Renewables develop commercial and utility scale renewable energy projects, and design-build zero net energy homes.” You can Google a recent article in the Providence Journal about Stuart’s success! Shaun M. Gilpin received the 2014 New Achiever Alumni Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in May. This award celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years from the college and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and show potential for future accomplishments. Alexander Mervak writes, “I very reluctantly left Burlington this summer to start graduate school at the University of Michigan. I’m enrolled as a dual-degree student in their schools of business and public policy. UVMers, look me up if you’re in Ann Arbor or greater Detroit!” Danielle Cloutier-Simons and Thomas Cheney were married on July 12, 2014, in Stowe, Vermont. Many UVM alumni were on hand to celebrate. Danielle is an 8th grade science teacher and Thomas works for Congressman Peter Welch. The couple currently resides in Washington, D.C. David Helfand married Anna Kupchik in Princeton, Massachusetts, on July 13, 2014. David is finishing his doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 2015. They reside in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Anna is a child and family therapist in Salem, Massachusetts. David plans on specializing in neuro feedback. David and Anna plan on settling in the greater Boston area. David grew up in Cabot, Vermont.
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10 5th Reunion October 2–4, 2015 
If you are interested in planning your upcoming reunion, email Claire Joslyn writes, “Vermont...the motherland forever.” Patrick Sullivan will be studying medicine after having been accepted into Clarkson University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, starting January 2015.
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Daron Raleigh

11 Lindsay Weinberg graduated from Pace University with a master’s in forensic science. Heather Czapla and Nathan Wheeler ’12 were recently engaged in Paris, France. The two met at the University of Vermont in 2009. They plan to get married in Connecticut during the summer of 2015. Rebecca Sananes shares, “Thanks to my time as a double major in English and film studies at UVM, I’m starting at Boston University’s College of Communications this fall. I will be getting my master’s in broadcast journalism and teaching World Communications 101. Miss You UVM!” Carolyn Wlodarczyk received a J.D. from the University of Connecticut’s School of Law. Stephanie Marks is living and working in New York City. She was recently involved in a new product launch at Ipreo, a financial services firm in Midtown. Ipreo partnered with Ezra Hagerty’s ’10 firm, OpenExchange, for the project and the two Catamounts now work closely together on daily operations and client service. Stephanie and Ezra have been friends since they studied in Qingdao, China, in 2008 during the inaugural Doing Business in China summer program.
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Troy McNamara

12 Sara Cleaver currently lives in the small town Yakutat, Alaska, working for the U.S. Forest Service Fish and Wildlife Biologists.
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Patrick Dowd

13 Meredith Louko writes, “It’s amazing how fast a year can go by since I graduated from UVM! With a year done and hours of hard work completed, I am happy to say that I am more than halfway through my dietetic internship at the Sodexo Southcoast Weight Management Program in Massachusetts. Thus far, I have interned in an array of nutrition concentrations and been able to gain a better understanding of what I want to pursue as a registered dietitian. Last month I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the AND Public Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C. Oddly enough, the state I traveled with shared a table with the Vermont Public Policy team consisting of Marcia Bristow ’07 G’10, Katy Lawson ’12 and Stephanie Roque ’12. I also saw another UVMer, Sierra Guay, at the workshop. It was great to see familiar faces so far from Vermont! Currently, I am in my clinical rotation at St. Luke’s Hospital and work closely with a past UVM dietetics student, Heather Haines ’10. You would be proud to know she is the nutrition support expert at St. Luke’s. After working with many different preceptors at Southcoast, it is unanimous that the students graduating from UVM are among the best prepared. I want to thank all of you again for helping me throughout my undergrad career to prepare me for this internship. I feel that every class I took as a dietetics student has been relevant during my internship. Even my accounting and business classes that I was clueless as to why nutrition students had to take have come in handy. With my internship in full-swing, I have gotten to know a lot of great people. After learning about my love for running, my co-intern, who suffers from Crohn’s, introduced me to Team Challenge New England. Team Challenge is the endurance training and fundraising section of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Through Team Challenge, I committed to running the Jamestown, Rhode Island, Half Marathon in July. When I joined Team Challenge I had no idea what to expect. I thought that I would be training for another race, but I already feel a part of a team. I have become friends with some amazing people, some that have Crohn’s or colitis and many who are racing in honor of their close friends with IBD. As a dietetic intern, I have learned about IBD through my rotations and through friends’ experiences. As much as I wish diet could solve everything, this is one case where it can only help alleviate the problem.” Courtney Robinson just completed her first year of graduate school, studying speech and language pathology at the University of New Mexico. Katelyn Chaffe has accepted a position in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Katharine Hawes will begin her first year at New England School of Law this fall, in Boston, Massachusetts. Madelaine White has accepted a position with UVM Student Life. Stop by and say hello next time you’re on campus. William Kearney passed his Fundamentals of Engineering exam this spring. He is currently living the dream in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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Madelaine White

14 Hillary F. Laggis received the 2014 L. K. Forcier Outstanding Senior Award at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Alumni and Friends Dinner in May. This award recognizes the accomplishments and character of one senior who exhibited the highest standards and promise in research and scholarship and provided distinguished service and commitment to the college, UVM, and the community.
UVM Alumni Relations


  • Phyllis Stockwell Roberts ‘35, of South Burlington, Vermont, February 7, 2014.
  • Burnett S. Rawson ‘37, MD’39, of Essex Junction, Vermont, June 30, 2014.
  • Ruth Bronson Crockett ’38, of Hamden, Connecticut, May 1, 2014.
  • Bernard Lisman ‘39, of Fort Myers, Florida, May 18, 2014.
  • Adele Kanter Luck ‘39, of Hockessin, Delaware, January 31, 2014.
  • Roger W. Mann MD’39, of Jeffersonville, Vermont, July 31, 2014.
  • Everett C. Bailey ’40, of South Burlington, Vermont, August 2, 2014.
  • Carole Stetson Spaulding ’41, of South Burlington, Vermont, May 14, 2014.
  • Ruth Jones Carpenter ’42, of Athens, Georgia, January 31, 2014.
  • June Riddell Clark ‘42, of Reston, Virginia, June 11, 2014.
  • Margaret Charles Lang ‘43, of Punta Gorda, Florida, June 9, 2014.
  • Robert L. Marcalus ’43, of Wyckoff, New Jersey, June 18, 2014.
  • Robert S. Stockwell ‘43, of Naples, Florida, January 8, 2014.
  • Christo Fred Bicoules ‘44, of Fitchburg, Massachussetts, April 11, 2014.
  • Rayelen Prouty Moore ’45, of Charlotte, Vermont, April 28, 2014.
  • M. Helen Nisun Giard ’47, of Queensbury, New York, April 12, 2014.
  • Guy W. Nichols ’47, of Waltham, Massachussetts, January 27, 2014.
  • John M. Wood MD’47, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, April 2, 2014.
  • Harry J. Dzewaltowski ‘49, of Tacoma, Washington, April 25, 2014.
  • Robert W. Freeman ‘49, of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, May 2, 2014.
  • Eugene A. Glysson ‘49, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 13, 2014.
  • Stanley Merlin Grandfield ’49, of Montpelier, Vermont, May 30, 2014.
  • Luton R. Reed ‘49, G’51, of Plano, Texas, May 12, 2014.
  • Millicent James Rooney ’49, of Weybridge, Vermont, March 12, 2014.
  • Eunice Anderson VanWyck ’49, of Concord, New Hampshire, June 15, 2014.
  • Abbie Marsh Brown '50, of Longmeadow, Massachussetts, March 5, 2014.
  • Margaret Jenne Gallant '50, of Burlington, Vermont, April 29, 2014.
  • Sylvia Morrison Kadetsky ’50, of Bethesda, Maryland, April 10, 2014.
  • Rodger Hughes Lawrence ’50, of East Montpelier, Vermont, June 16, 2014.
  • Marjorie Durkee Morse ’50, of Calais, Vermont, May 5, 2014.
  • Dominic A. Paul ‘50, G’56, of Augusta, Maine, June 2, 2014.
  • Jean Preston Puechl ’50, of Asheville, North Carolina, January 12, 2014.
  • Freeman Keith Creasey, Jr. ‘51, of Scotia, New York, March 3, 2014.
  • Robert E. Durkee ‘51, of Hampton, Virginia, January 26, 2014.
  • Maxine Flint Griffith ‘51, of Williston, Vermont, March 31, 2014.
  • Calef Edwin Heininger ’51, of Colchester, Vermont, February 4, 2014.
  • Charles W. Kehoe ‘51, of Park Forest, Illinois, May 3, 2014.
  • Mabel Sullivan Weiss ‘51, of St. George, Utah, May 28, 2014.
  • William Joseph Adelman, Jr. G’52, of Falmouth, Massachussetts, January 10, 2014.
  • Janice Delaire Barrett '52, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, July 6, 2014.
  • Nancy Churchill Bothfeld ’52, of Northfield, Vermont, April 21, 2014.
  • Eloise Liston Harrington '52, of St. Simons Island, Georgia, March 3, 2014.
  • Dorothy Bierman Kirby Kettley '52, of Damariscotta, Maine, July 3, 2014.
  • Frank Robert Laing ‘52, of Daleville, Virginia, February 6, 2014.
  • William C. Morehouse ‘52, of Lebanon, Connecticut, March 2, 2014.
  • John Newton Russell ‘52, of Alexandria Bay, New York, August 8, 2014.
  • Philip O. Widing ‘53, of Warren, Connecticut, June 14, 2014.
  • Austin B. Carter ‘54, of Berea, Kentucky, March 18, 2014.
  • Lloyd B. Durbrow ‘54, of Shelburne, Vermont, April 14, 2014.
  • Malia Dean Honnold ’54, of Carthage, Indiana, January 4, 2014.
  • Kathryn Dimick Wendling ‘54, of Woodstock, Vermont, January 12, 2014.
  • Paul E. Demick MD’55, of Palm City, Florida, May 17, 2014.
  • Mary McGlaflin Devney ‘55, of Andover, Massachussetts, June 16, 2014.
  • Janet Parker Harkleroad ‘55, of Bandon, Oregon, February 5, 2014.
  • Donald K. Josselyn ‘55, of Ithaca, New York, March 19, 2014.
  • John Jefferson Paige ‘55, of Ludlow, Vermont, May 3, 2014.
  • Philip Snyder ‘55, of Hallandale Beach, Florida, February 5, 2014.
  • George Ellis Roberts ’56, of Fair Haven, Vermont, March 24, 2014.
  • Mary Nash Beaupre ’57, of Waterville, Maine, January 3, 2014.
  • William B. Blakeman ‘57, G’68, of Ottawa, Ontario, January 3, 2014.
  • Helen-Mary Lull Danyow ’57, of Ferrisburg, Vermont, March 29, 2014.
  • Ernest A. Graer ‘57, of Walpole, Massachussetts, January 2, 2014.
  • Patricia Solod Lipson ’57, of Worcester, Massachussetts, January 17, 2014.
  • Charles W. Paine ’57, of New Haven, Vermont, July 11, 2014.
  • Edward J. Quinlan, Jr. MD’57, of Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1, 2014.
  • Frank J. Schmetz, Jr. MD’57, of Scotts Valley, California, June 18, 2014.
  • Judith Newton Emery ’58, of Cape Porpoise, Maine, February 5, 2014.
  • H. James Wallace, Jr. MD’58, of Rutland, Vermont, April 26, 2014.
  • Jerome P. Hall ’59, of Arlington, Vermont, February 18, 2014.
  • Fred Sanford May ’59, of Barton, Vermont, January 28, 2014.
  • Luther C. Porter ’59, of Cheshire, New Hampshire, February 19, 2014.
  • Gail H. Backus ’60, of Acton, Massachussetts, April 10, 2014.
  • David A. Billheimer ’60, of Essex Junction, Vermont, June 1, 2014.
  • Suzanne Miller Hosmer ’60, of Andover, Massachussetts, June 16, 2014.
  • Margaret Day Miller ’60, of Ontario, Canada, July 25, 2014.
  • Alice Clark Rowe ’60, of South Hero, Vermont, March 29, 2014.
  • Amory Carson Smith ’60, of Louisville, Kentucky, March 25, 2014.
  • Stanley P. Leibo G’61, of New Orleans, Louisiana, April 28, 2014.
  • Robert Stanley Williams, II ’61, of University Park, Florida, July 26, 2014.
  • John J. Hartnett ’62, of Richmond, Virginia, April 12, 2014.
  • H. Scott Johnson ’62, of Hood River, Oregon, March 18, 2014.
  • Ronald B. McKenny ’62, of Vero Beach, Florida, July 20, 2014.
  • John B. Burns MD’63, of Eagle, Idaho, July 15, 2014.
  • Nancy Davis Pratviel ’63, of Norwich, Connecticut, June 18, 2014.
  • David Giles Saunders MD’63, of East Greenbush, New York, January 29, 2014.
  • Martha Hakins Thompson ’63, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, June 18, 2014.
  • Harold N. Trombley ’63, of Bristol, Vermont, May 2, 2014.
  • Carl Edward Eells ’64, of Essex Junction, Vermont, April 26, 2014.
  • Priscilla Dixon Cameron ’65, of Media, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2014.
  • Lester F. Jipp G’65, of Columbus, Ohio, January 4, 2014.
  • Susan Ellen Connolly ‘66, of Falmouth, Massachussetts, March 19, 2014.
  • Sheila Coleman Eddy ’66, of Bondville, Vermont, January 9, 2014.
  • Evered W. Hinkley ’66, of Perkinsville, Vermont, April 6, 2014.
  • Walter A. Meyer ’66, of Montclair, New Jersey, May 11, 2014.
  • Norman A. Jodoin ’68, G’79, ‘85, of Arlington, Virginia, February 8, 2014.
  • Allan G. Works ’68, of Tucker, Georgia, January 1, 2014.
  • David F. Mousaw MD’71, of Glens Falls, New York, March 18, 2014.
  • Michael Lewis Pierce ’71, of Berlin, Vermont, July 20, 2014.
  • Steven A. George ’72, of Endicott, New York, June 11, 2014.
  • Gary Robert LeFave G’72, of Peabody, Massachussetts, June 4, 2014.
  • Charles Alan Luther ’73, of Sun City Center, Florida, February 1, 2014.
  • Dennis Malcolm Cote ’74, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, July 6, 2014.
  • B. David Forman G’75, of Bristol, Vermont, January 29, 2014.
  • Susan Fitts Martin ’75, of Salt Lake City, Utah, January 24, 2014.
  • Gary E. Murphy ’75, of South Ryegate, Vermont, January 7, 2014.
  • Todd B. Quinlan ’75, of New Paltz, New York, January 14, 2014.
  • Leslie Karen Gray-Morgan G’76, of Asheville, North Carolina, March 28, 2014.
  • David Arne Johnson ’77, of Bristol, Rhode Island, January 27, 2014.
  • Katherine Zabarsky Cope G’80, of Stowe, Vermont, April 18, 2014.
  • Paul Albert Roussin G’80, of Clay, New York, May 16, 2014.
  • William Ronald Steinhurst G’80’88, of Montpelier, Vermont, March 2, 2014.
  • Noreen Carr O’Connor G’81, of Englewood, Florida, July 9, 2014.
  • John Russell Meyer ’83, of Burlington, Vermont, July 11, 2014.
  • Don Ready-Grout G’83, of Mesa, Arizona, June 17, 2014.
  • Cynthia Jeanne Vize ’83, of Burlington, Vermont, February 25, 2014.
  • Carl Lewis Ciemniewski ’84, of Middlebury, Vermont, January 28, 2014.
  • Kevin Louis Ianni MD’84, of Cornwall, Vermont, July 14, 2014.
  • William Edward Simendinger ’84, of South Burlington, Vermont, January 10, 2014.
  • William M. Hammond ’85, of Rutland, Vermont, January 18, 2014.
  • Beatrice Martha Woodward ’89, of Brattleboro, Vermont, February 25, 2014.
  • Pamela Marie Sugden ’91, of Stratford, Connecticut, May 3, 2014.
  • Kent Allen Lee Batchelder ’92, of Sturbridge, Massachussetts, June 26, 2014.
  • Rosanne Buckley Callas G’92, of Coram, New York, January 18, 2014.
  • Daniel Allan Coffman ’93, of Alpharetta, Georgia, May 23, 2014.
  • Willis J. Racht G’98, of Essex Junction, Vermont, February 7, 2014.
  • Katherine Anne Kelly ’00, of Seattle, Washington, April 20, 2014.
  • Elizabeth V. Miller G’04, of Plainfield, Vermont, February 21, 2014.
  • Brianna Marie Bailey G’11, of Proctor, Vermont, January 11, 2014.

Gardiner Barnum, a professor in the UVM Geography Department for thirty-seven years (1965-2002), passed away in June 2014. A military veteran who earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, Professor Barnum came to UVM after a short time teaching in the Groton, Connecticut school system. As a geographer, his worked focused on historical geography, particularly the interpretation of place names.

Laura T. Fishman, professor emerita of sociology, passed away on May 22, 2014. She began her long career on the UVM faculty in 1971. Publications included the book Woman at the Wall: A Study of Prisoners' Wives Doing Time on the Outside (SUNY Press). She received the UVM Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Award in Spring of 1998, and the Dr. Coramae Richey Mann Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2000. A tribute from the Sociology Department remembered Professor Fishman as “a fine colleague and sociologist, an advocate, a dedicated teacher, a tireless mother of her sons, and a charming and unique human being.”

Alex Vardamis, whom the UVM community will remember as both a commander of the ROTC program and as a faculty member teaching in the English Department, passed away on July 9, 2014, in Carmel, California. A man of diverse interests and talents, Vardamis was a West Point graduate and distinguished military veteran. He also studied English and comparative literature at Columbia University, publishing his doctoral dissertation as The Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers. During his years at UVM, Professor Vardamis was honored as one of the university’s finest teachers.

Wolfe Schmokel, professor emeritus of history, passed away on September 25, 2014. A specialist in African history, he introduced that subject to the History Department's curriculum. He also taught a broad range of other courses, including European Civilization, World History, Historiography, Contemporary, and German History. For many years he was director of graduate studies, and from 1976 until 1980 chair of the History Department. Professor Schmokel authored Dream of Empire, a pioneering study of the Third Reich's overseas ambitions, and, with Professor Al Andrea, The Living Past, a historiographical reader, as well as numerous articles and chapter contributions on African topics.

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